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Candidates see housing crisis solutions in North Bayshore MOST CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES SAY NEW NEIGHBORHOOD IS NEEDED By Daniel DeBolt


Peter Strauss listens to the response from EPA officials to his proposal for improving monitoring and cleanup of TCE in Mountain View’s MEW Superfund sites.

Lots left to do in massive toxic cleanup EPA SEEKS COMMENTS ON FIVE YEARS OF EFFORTS TO TREAT TCE CONTAMINATION By Daniel DeBolt


n Monday evening a watchdog group offered ways to improve the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to clean up and monitor the toxics left behind by early computer chips makers in northeastern Mountain View.

The EPA has released draft a five-year review of efforts to manage and clean up the portion of the area’s 1.5 mile long underground plume of toxic trichloroethylene (TCE) bordered by Middlefield, Ellis and Whisman roads (a collection of Superfund sites known as the MEW), spurring a meeting at

Water district candidate challenges ‘unfair’ tax By Kevin Forestieri


ary Kremen isn’t pulling any punches. The founder of kicked off his race for a seat on the county water district board with a harsh critique of the district’s performance, and claims the water district has “stonewalled” local property owners on what he says is an unfair tax.


Kremen is the sole challenger running against incumbent Brian Schmidt for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors. District 7 includes Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Gatos. One of Kremen’s top issues is water district taxes. Kremen said property owners in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos

City Hall seeking public comments Monday night. TCE is a carcinogenic cleaning solvent, once heavily used by early chip makers, that was dumped and/or leaked into the groundwater in large quantities. Over 100,000 pounds of See TCE, page 12

Hills pay millions in California State Water Project taxes every year, but don’t see the same payoff as the rest of the county because they don’t receive state water. Unlike most of of Santa Clara County, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos receive a majority of their water from the Hetch Hetchy water system, operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Only 10 percent of Mountain View’s water comes from state water sources, and Palo Alto receives none at all. As a result, property owners in these cities subsidize other areas


f their support for a new residential neighborhood north of Highway 101 is any indication, Mountain View’s City Council candidates appear to represent a shift in public opinion toward allowing more housing development in Mountain View, balancing the explosive job growth at LinkedIn, Google and other Mountain View tech companies. The filing period for council candidates ended last week, and there is now a field of nine candidates running for three open seats in the November election: environmental oversight executive Lenny Siegel, civil engineer Pat Showalter, family financial planner Ken Rosenberg, tech executive Lisa Matichak, planning commissioner Margaret Capriles, government policy aide Ellen Kamei, systems administrator Jim Neal, family practice attorney Mercedes Salem and retired electrical engineer and lieutenant colonel Greg Unangst.

of the district without getting “material benefits,” according to Kremen’s campaign website. Though Santa Clara Valley district officials argue that the north county area receives other, smaller benefits from the tax, Kremen argues that the only benefit worth mentioning is access to state water. Kremen is passionate about the inequitable tax, and said it’s crazy that anyone would defend the tax. “It boils my blood that people could support this tax,” Kremen said.

Helen Wolter, who had declared her intention to run, pulled out of the race. In December the City Council is set to approve a precise plan, a blueprint for allowable development in North Bayshore affecting Google, LinkedIn and others. It would allow 3.4 million-square-feet of new offices, possibly bringing as many as 20,000 new jobs, but no housing to the 500-plus acre North Bayshore area which stretches north from Highway 101 to the city limits. Given the positions each candidate revealed this week, the odds are that there will be a City Council majority in support of North Bayshore housing in January. Lisa Matichak and Margaret Capriles are the only candidates who clearly oppose new residential zoning in North Bayshore, while Unangst, Neal, Siegel and Showalter expressed the clearest support. Rosenberg, a self-proclaimed housing advocate, said See NORTH BAYSHORE, page 13

Crunching his own numbers, Kremen estimates that Mountain View foots the bill for an annual $1.2 million every year in state water project taxes. The Santa Clara Valley Water District could not confirm the tax dollar amounts by the Voice’s press deadline Wednesday. If elected, Kremen said he would fight to get more water conservation funds for areas that receive little to no state water to compensate for the inequity. He said he would look for ways to get See WATER DISTRICT, page 8

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FIGHT DOWNTOWN A man suffered serious injuries last Saturday when he was allegedly punched during an argument and fractured his skull when he hit the ground. The fight occurred at St. Stephen’s Green, an Irish sports bar and restaurant in downtown Mountain View, at 1:55 a.m. Jester Dantes, a 30-year-old Milpitas man, allegedly punched the victim in the face, knocking him unconscious, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.. The victim fell to the ground and hit his head on the concrete. The victim, a 22-year-old Santa Clara man, suffered a fractured skull and hemorrhaging. According to statements, Dantes punched the victim because he had “disrespected� Dantes’ wife. Dantes was arrested on the charge of battery with serious injury and booked into San Jose Main Jail. Kevin Forestieri

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Tiffany Gush hand-picks the vintage clothing and accessories for her store on Villa Street. She says relocating from Palo Alto was a good move, since Mountain View is “an up-and-coming hipster central.”

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iffany Gush, owner of Empire Vintage Clothing in Mountain View, sat quietly on her new shop’s floor wearing a bright shawl in hues of green, orange and yellow over a faded black dress. She wrote her current sales of the day on a white board leaning against an enclosed case filled with unique sunglasses. Owning a vintage store was her lifelong dream, Gush said. Her merchandise is a curated collection of items that reflect her personal style. She hand-

picks pieces that fall under her criteria of being “old and unusual,” in hopes that her customers will also like them. For four years, Empire Vintage Clothing was up and running in Palo Alto on Waverley Street. According to Gush, downtown Palo Alto began to change after a some large companies moved in and several office buildings were constructed. These shifts resulted in a significant increase in rent that prompted Gush to relocate. “I was paying my own personal salary to my landlord,” she said. “My rent went up 35

percent.” For nine months Gush said she was scraping by trying to pay her rent. She said her landlord was unwilling to compromise on the high rate he asking. She recalled feeling like a failure and asking herself why she couldn’t make things work in her own town. She grew up in Palo Alto, and her mother owned an antique shop on Forest and High streets. Gush said that her love of all things old and vintage stemmed from that shop. See VINTAGE SHOP, page 11

Contested race for elementary school district TWO NEW CANDIDATES BREATHE LIFE INTO BOARD ELECTION By Kevin Forestieri


p until the last minute, it looked like an uncontested race for the Mountain View Whisman School District. But last Friday <0x2014> the last day to file for candidacy <0x2014> two more candidates jumped into the race. Greg Coladonato, a Stevenson Elementary parent and president of the Slater Neighborhood Association, and incumbent Philip Palmer filed for candidacy on

Friday. They will join Ellen Wheeler and Hafsa Mirza in the November race for two seats on the school board. Coladonato This election will be the district’s second contested school board race in a row <0x2014> reversing a trend of uncontested elections. Prior to the 2012 election, the school district had gone

through three uncontested election cycles in a row. Candidates ran unopposed in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Greg Coladonato Last June, Greg Coladonato ran in the primary election for a seat on the state assembly looking to promote an “upgrade” to education. Now he plans to take that goal to the local level, running for a seat on the Mountain View See WHISMAN, page 10

wo board members at the Smith said he’s also proud Los Altos School District of how much the district has are leaving on a high note improved the school programs this year. Following approv- over the years, which included al of the five-year agreement throwing out the “old model” of with Bullis Charter School and teaching. “When I ran five years ago, I approval of placing a facilities bond measure for the November really wanted to revamp the way ballot, Doug Smith and Mark we deliver curriculum,” Smith Goines announced they will said. He said the district has done a step down. Both Smith and Goines start- great job shifting away from leced working with board members ture-style teaching and towards at Bullis Charter School about collaborative work and small a year ago on what would later group projects, where students become the five-year agreement. divide up responsibility for the Smith had been on almost every project and have specific jobs. “If you look at kids leaving the one of the “negotiating teams,” program, they are and was one of able to work well two board memwith others, and bers who stuck ‘I really wanted they are inquisiaround until the Smith said. early hours of to revamp the tive,” When electthe morning at to the board, mediation meetway we deliver ed one of the first ings to make sure things Smith had the legal team was curriculum.’ to do was hire a happy with every DOUG SMITH new superintenlast comma in the dent for the disagreement. trict. He said the But Smith won’t board’s choice of take any special credit for the agreement. He Jeff Baier has worked out great, said everyone on the board and and that the board has had a the district staff put a significant “fantastic” relationship with amount of time and effort into him. “We chose someone that we the agreement, and helped to strike a comprehensive compro- collaborate with well,” Smith mise between the district and said. “Jeff is always very wellprepared.” the charter school. In a statement addressed to “It’s always a team effort,” the LASD community, Goines Smith said. He said that Randy Kenyon in commended Baier and district particular, the district’s assistant staff for their service during his superintendent of business ser- time on the board and for “their vices, did a great job giving the dedication and excellent service board an idea of what the school to children.” With Smith and Goines optdistrict needed to provide to the charter school under Proposi- ing out of this year’s school board election, five people will tion 39. Though Smith did not say be vying for the three open whether his decision to retire seats. The decision by the two from the board hinged on the incumbents not to run gave the approval of the five-year agree- green light to Vladimir Ivament or the board’s success in novic, a Gardner Bullis parent, getting a bond measure on the who said his decision to run for November ballot, he did say a board seat hinged on whether that the new board members Smith and Goines planned to will be in a more stable position run for re-election. He said the board has done a good job so going forward. Though the five-year agree- far, and that there was no reament and the ballot measure are fresh on everyoneís minds, See LASD BOARD, page 13 August 15, 2014 Q Mountain View Voice Q Q


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he outpouring of parent support last May for a ninth-grade P.E. exemption may have a lingering effect going into the November election. Two of those supporters, one of whom was “disappointed” by the board’s decision on the issue, are running for seats on the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District board. Kevin Kramer and Doug Moore, both parents of incoming freshmen, came to the May 12 board meeting to make their case to allow ninth-graders an exemption from physical education class. The idea was that freshmen with ambitious schedules that include after-school sports, an instrument and a foreign language should be allowed an exemption from physical education classes during sports seasons. A student who participates in two to three sports would spend minimal time taking P.E. throughout the year. Board members had reviewed the state education code before the meeting to determine whether ninth-graders could be legally exempt from P.E., and ultimately decided to look at ways they could make the exemption work — but not in

time for this school year. Kramer, along with his wife and son, spoke at the board meeting to make a case for the exemption. He said the board’s final decision was disappointing, and led him to consider running for a spot on the board. Kevin Kramer Kramer and Moore are two of the seven candidates running for the high school district board. Candidates include Fiona Walter and Dana Bunnett, along with incumbents Debbie Torok and Joe Mitchner. Moore has not yet responded to the Voice’s requests for an interview, and the other candidates were featured in previous stories in the Voice. Kevin T. Kramer Kramer is a Yahoo employee with two sons, one an incoming freshman and the other a seventh-grader at Graham. He said his interest in the district stems from his kids’ high school future, and how the ninthgrade exemption from P.E. was handled. “The (decision) led me to want to try and change things, that policy included,” he said.

“I want my second son to have that opportunity.” Kramer said he would work for more flexible schedules to help kids get the most out of high school, give them the experience they need going into college, and maximize opportunities. Kramer said he wants to accommodate students with packed school schedules without forcing them to take an early morning zero period. As for what courses are offered by the district, Kramer said he went through the course catalog with his son, and the school district has done a good job offering a diverse set of classes. He said the district could look at ways of expanding online classes, and coordinate with colleges to offer more advanced courses. Kramer said he has teaching experience as an adjunct professor at a law school for four years, and has a strong legal background managing a team of 20 people and a “huge” fiscal budget. He said the school district is in a good spot financially, and that the facilities aren’t in a state of disrepair — and he wants to keep it that way. “I think the school district is in pretty good shape, and I aim to maintain and improve that,” Kramer said. V


BERNADETTE MARY BENNETT Bernadette “Berna” Mary Bennett, a Mountain View resident who ran a swim school, died July 28 at the age of 87. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at St. Nicholas Church, 473 Lincoln Ave., Los Altos. The fifth of eight children, she was born in Cleveland to Adam and Mildred Masarik, both born in Slovakia. After growing up in an immigrant neighborhood, she moved west, settling in Los Angeles at age 18. She began working as a stylist at the Bullocks Wilshire beauty salon. After being discovered at a local pool, she joined the prestigious swim team of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, where she won many medals and trophies, her family said. She was the 13th fastest in 100-meter freestyle nationally, and tried out for the 1952 U.S. Olympic Team. At age 26, she married Joe 6

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Bennett. After having two sons, the family relocated to Mountain View, and had four girls. She lived in Mountain View and Los Altos for the rest of her life. As her children grew, she began swimming in masters competitions, and continued as a masters swimmer into her 80s. At age 47, she set the national record in 50-yard freeBernadette style, her family said. At Mary Bennett 69, she swam 50-meter freestyle in 41.40 seconds. In 1970, she opened her own swim school in her back yard pool, and her many clients returned year after year. According to her family, she taught over 2,200 children to swim. She wrote a book on teaching children to swim which sold out its first printing

and is now an e-book. After her marriage ended when she was 50, she continued with her swim school and competitive swimming, and ventured into modeling and acting. She learned magic and performed as a clown at childrenís parties. She traveled with her siblings and children to Kenya, Europe, Hawaii and Bali. A devout Catholic, she also made pilgrimages to Lourdes, Nevers and Israel. Family members said they will remember her especially for her adventurous independence, youthful spirit, empathy and kindness. She had also served as a hospice volunteer with Pathways, making visits to Villa Siena in Mountain View, where she eventually made her last home. She is survived by her children Alex Bennett, Mark Bennett, Colette Aherns, Constance Russo, Rebecca Rohrer and Anita Bennett; her siblings Alex, Ann and Agnes; and seven grandchildren.


Mosquito fogging set for Tuesday By Cooper Aspegren


he Santa Clara County Vector Control has scheduled mosquito fogging in parts of Mountain View and Sunnyvale on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. in an effort to prevent West Nile virus infections in people. The effort comes after mosquitoes infected with the virus were collected from the zip codes 94086, 94087, 94040 and 94041. The fogging area lies between Highway 237 and Central Expressway to the north; W. Remington Drive to the south; Mathilda Avenue, S. Taaffe Street and Spinosa Drive to the east; and Highway 85 to the west. Noor Tietze, Vector Control’s scientific and technical services manager, said that there were reports of dead birds within the area — testing found that the birds were infected with West Nile Virus.

Vector Control set up mosquito traps around the area and confirmed that there were mosquitoes infected with the virus, according to Tietze. According to Tietze, the fogging treatment will take place at night because mosquitoes are most active at that time. At night, traffic is lighter, fewer people are out and bees are more likely to be in hives, Tietze said. Tietze said that the county vector control uses five pick-up trucks for the fogging treatment. According to Tietze, four trucks use an electric motor and one truck uses a gas powered spray machine to deliver the treatment. According to Tietze, the fogging treatment consists of the pesticide Zenivez and is not toxic to people. Tietze said that most people infected with West Nile virus nationwide do not report symptoms. However, some people infected with the virus do

experience fevers and some may suffer serious illness or death. Tietze said that he predicts some people in Santa Clara County will be infected with West Nile before October, when the season generally ends, according to Tietze. According to the California Department of Public Health’s website, 560 birds have been reported killed by West Nile virus this year. Tietze said that 24 birds from Mountain View been confirmed dead from the virus as of Tuesday, Aug. 12 and that crows constitute a majority of the dead birds. Tietze said the fogging treatment will be postponed if the wind and weather conditions are not optimal. To contact the Santa Clara County Vector Control regarding mosquitoes, call 408-9184770 or go to sites/vector. For more information about the fogging, call 800314-2427.

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VTA pulls plug on Evelyn station The Valley Transportation Association will be closing Mountain View’s Evelyn light rail station early next year, its board decided Aug. 7. Several riders told the Voice that they find the station convenient, but the VTA reports that the station along Evelyn Avenue near Pioneer Way is the second leastused in the entire light rail system. It will be demolished to make way for a second track across Central Expressway and into downtown Mountain View, eliminating a bottleneck for the 902 line, allowing better service as ridership increases, according to VTA officials. The “Mountain View Double Track” project is estimated to cost $63 million, and work may begin this summer to add track between the downtown station and Highway 85. The Evelyn station closure is likely to happen

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GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN The Los Altos Community Foundation has now opened its first application cycle for community grants this fiscal year. The deadline to apply for a grant is Tuesday, Sept. 23. The foundation’s community grants support non-profit organizations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the surrounding area. The grants serve such purposes as aiding local philanthropy, encouraging volunteerism and improving the communityís quality of life, according to a statement from the foundation. Grants are available to both new and estab-

lished organizations. Among the causes the foundation has provided grants to is nonprofit organic farm Hidden Villa’s “Healthy Food, Healthy Families” initiative which supplies 25 percent of Hidden Villa’s produce to Mountain View’s Community Services Agency for lowincome families, according to Hidden Villa deputy director of development Marc Sidel. The foundation has given more than $1.3 million in grants since 1991. More information about the Los Altos Community Foundation is at or by calling 650-949-5908. —Cooper Aspegren

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Water district candidate outspends incumbent By Kevin Forestieri


he first campaign finance report of the year was due last week, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sharp divide between the two candidate running to represent Mountain View on the Santa Clara Valley Water District in the November election. As of June 30, Gary Kremen spent over $41,000 on his run for the District 7 seat, according to

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cash rebates for property owners who use Hetch Hetchy water, or remove the state water tax from those areas entirely. Kremen said he would also vote to return the already-paid tax money to property owners

campaign documents filed with Santa Clara County. Kremen is running against incumbent Brian Schmidt, and, during the period from Jan. 1 to June 30, vastly outspent Schmidt. Schmidt had no cash contributions and reports spending no money during the same period. Kremen is his own biggest supporter thus far, having loaned his campaign $63,500. He reported receiving over $6,200 in cash

contributions. Big contributions include $1,000 from Ralph Eschenbach, vice president of venture capital firm Sand Hill Angels, and $1,000 from Beverly Anderson, an Oklahoma-based CEO for a company that sells high-end equestrian clothes. Kremen also received $1,000 from Julie Kremen, who runs â&#x20AC;&#x153;photography toursâ&#x20AC;? in San Diego, and $1,000 from Scott Macomber,

principal of Vinedo Group LLC. Almost all of his contributions come from people listed as residents in the Bay Area. A lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of his spending so far has been on polling and survey research. Kremen paid $25,000 to EMC Research, a company that conducts political polling, public opinion studies and public policy research. Other expenditures include $8,700 to law firm Rutan and Tucker LLP,

that use Hetch Hetchy water. These solutions seem unrealistic to Schmidt, who said Kremen would be hard-pressed to get the other six board members to vote for a tax exemption or increased funding that would specifically benefit his district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could argue that Palo Alto and Mountain View should

receive more water conservation funds, but good luck passing that,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. Schmidt said he agrees that the northernmost region of the county doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reap the same benefits from the state water tax, but the money isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t flexible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it has to be spent on state water projects. He suggested that the district could compensate the region by using other funds to improve recycled water infrastructure in areas that rely on Hetch Hetchy water. Those improvements could look like an expansion of pipelines for recycled water around Stanford and other areas. Expansion of recycled water infrastructure, Schmidt said, would be a far more palatable option for other board members.

At the same meeting, council member Margaret Abe-Koga said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt like I stuck my neck out. And then to have the project changed and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need Cuesta Annex,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; that has really been a frustration and a disappointment.â&#x20AC;? Kremen said the proposed Cuesta Park Annex flood basin was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;debacleâ&#x20AC;? for the district and that the district failed to listen to the local community. He said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been a wasteful project, and that the district has


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Trouble with Mountain View flood projects Kremen criticized the water district for poor management of flood projects, specifically citing its attempt to build a flood basin at Cuesta Park Annex. The flood basin was part of the Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a heavily revised project that took years to get approved by Mountain View City Council. The project originally included constructing four flood detention basins to protect 2,720 Mountain View properties in the event of a 100-year-flood â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including one at the Cuesta Park Annex. The plan received sharp criticism from the public before the district staff updated the hydrology for the project and realized they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a flood basin at Cuesta Park Annex in the first place. The changes to the project frustrated public officials like Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who told the district last year he was skeptical of the flood project and felt they had lost credibility when they made drastic changes partway through the planning and design phases. The sentiment was similar at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May 14 Mountain View City Council meeting, when council member Ronit Bryant said â&#x20AC;&#x153;the process has been long, and tortured, and really unsatisfactory in lots and lots of ways.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You could argue that Palo Alto and Mountain View should receive more water conservation funds, but good luck passing that.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BRIAN SCHMIDT

spent $20 million prior to construction because of all the delays and redesigns. Kremenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of endorsements include Abe-Koga as well as Mountain View city council member Michael Kasperzak, according to his campaign website. Potential conflict of interest On his campaign website, Kremen accuses Schmidt of having an undisclosed, potentially major conflict of interest because of the job he held when he ran for the water district board. Schmidt was an employee with the Committee for Green Foothills, a Bay Area non-profit environmental organization that could benefit from additional water district funds. Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conflict of interest had been supposedly discovered by local news outlets before he â&#x20AC;&#x153;unexpectedlyâ&#x20AC;? quit his job, according to the website. But Schmidt denied the allegations, and said that he had disclosed his potential conflict of interest before taking office

$2,500 to McGovern and Associates and Consulting, Inc. and a total of over $2,900 to campaign consultant Jeffrey Cianci. Kremenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war chest is in sharp contrast to incumbent Brian Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, according to the reports. In the same period, Schmidt reported receiving $266 in non-monetary campaign contributions from Carolyn Eriksson, a retired woman in San Mateo who donated 18 campaign t-shirts. The next filing reports are due Oct. 6. V

during his campaign in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I acknowledged that potential conflict of interest from day one,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. Schmidt said controversy over his job at Committee for Green Foothills surfaced in 2011 when the board considered redirecting funds into flood projects, and someone suggested some of that money go to the committee. Schmidt mentioned he may have a conflict of interest deciding where that money goes, and district lawyers explored it in an attorney-client memo. Schmidt said the information in the attorney-client memo is confidential and that he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t release it to the public, but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop one local newspaper from asking him for it. Schmidt said a story in the Mercury News in 2011 indicated that he tried to keep the details of his possible conflict of interest a secret. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t release the memo,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That would be blatantly unethical and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d risk being censured.â&#x20AC;? Kremen said nobody can say for sure whether Schmidt had a conflict of interest until that memo is released. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really hard to say what his conflict of interest is because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a secret,â&#x20AC;? Kremen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And how many times has he called on the board to release it?â&#x20AC;? Following the controversy, Schmidt left his job at the Committee for Green Foothills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still feel like I went above and beyond when I quit,â&#x20AC;? Schmidt said. Schmidt said Kremen himself might be looking at a possible conflict of interest if elected to the water district board. Kremen is currently the board chair for WaterSmart Software, a tech company that creates water meter software. Kremen said WaterSmart does not have any relationship with the water district, nor are there any plans for the company to do business with the district. He said even if WaterSmart decides later to work with the district, he would never take a role at the company where he would receive money, be employed or act as a consultant. V

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Whisman School District. Coladonato is the founder and president of the Slater Neighborhood Association, and made a big splash at a board meeting last April when he rallied support for a school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhoods. He said he was happy with the results of that meeting, and said he wants to make sure the school continues to address the need for a school in the northeastern portion of Mountain View. “The current board looks like they want to move forward,” Coladonato said. “We should see an update in the next few months.” He said it benefits the community to have a school in the area, and that every neighborhood should have a school they can get to by foot. “I think communities are stronger and healthier when they’re close enough to walk to their school site,” Coladonato said. Coladonato has a background in business and finances, as well as a degree in physics and computer science. He said his background helps him understand complicated budgets, which

board members need to make a judgment on, and helped him as chair of the Measure G Bond Oversight Committee. In regards to Measure G spending, Coladonato said he supports more fiscal restraint on big projects to avoid going over-budget, and more discussion on the district-wide scope of the the bond. He said right now Measure

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G funds are being evenly distributed at each school campus, rather than prioritizing specific projects the district needs most. As a board member, he would support moving away from the idea that schools should get a similar pot of money, and move towards the overall goal of improving facilities on a district level.

“It may seem like a fair and equitable way to spend the money, but that’s secondary to the ultimate goal,” Coladonato said. Part of Coladonato’s plan to “upgrade” education includes closing the achievement gap, finding news ways to teach and drawing inspiration from schools outside the district. He said there are examples of charter schools that have excellent student outcomes with student demographics people wouldn’t expect. Coladonato said he would also raise the standards for new teachers, and try to attract the very best high school and college graduates into the teaching profession. He said the current teachers are great, but going forward he would be open to discuss how the district could better appeal to those high-performing graduates. “I don’t think there any realistic way to have excellent schools without being filled with talented teachers,” Coladonato said. Coladonato said one way to make that happen is through an increase in pay. Coladonato said the starting salaries for teachers are too low for these “top students” who often have other job options with higher pay, and that he would support higher teacher salaries. V

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It was a “heartbreaking” to give up her Palo Alto location, but she wasn’t willing to give up on her business, she said. “Being an entrepreneur is in my blood,” she said. “I just want to be successful and have fun doing it.” As of February, Empire Vintage relocated to downtown Mountain View at 831 Villa Street. Gush describes her move as ultimately beneficial, because now she is surrounded by independent, small and local businesses. It is an area immersed with young people, which is a better match for her and her customers, she said. “It’s an up-and-coming hipster central,” Gush said. “Mountain View is really changing, Villa Street is really popular.” Discovering the new location was a moment of serendipity. One morning Gush decided to drive down Villa Street and saw a “for rent sign,” that had been put up the night before. “That building is the biggest eyesore on the block, but I think she is a diamond in the rough,” Gush said. After negotiating with her new landlord, Empire Vintage Clothing was back in business with the help of Gush’s two sales associates. Gush’s background in interior design helped with the revitalization of the 85-yearold space, which took about a month, she said. The shop carries unique vintage items dating back to the 1940s and up until the 1980s. Her selection includes a mix of everyday wear for men and women, as

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clean indoor air. People working in those buildings, including several Google office buildings, rely on special ventilation systems to keep TCE vapors out. Siegel and Strauss asked the EPA to begin requiring new technology to “move towards continuous monitoring” of indoor TCE vapor levels in buildings over the plume. The current practice is to take air samples over a 24-hour period, a few times a year. Traditional indoor air sampling “may not catch peaks that may present a risk,” Siegel said, pointing to a study done in Utah that showed wide swings in TCE vapor concentrations inside a building. He added that the EPA’s monitoring plan “doesn’t account for the temporal variability in vapor intrusion, although their new directive says it should account for variability.” “Companies and labs are developing small devices that could be employed like smoke detectors,” said Siegel, which could tell whether TCE vapors are exceeding safety limits for women. “We want to catch these peaks when there’s exposure to a woman who is pregnant and might not know she is pregnant.” The EPA has sampled over 140 homes in the area for TCE vapors, and so far only three had unsafe levels. Two homes had elevated TCE vapors inside nearby on Evandale Avenue atop two “hot spots” — small but highly concentrated deposits of TCE that were unexpectedly found on Evandale Avenue in 2012, just outside the plume boundary on Whisman Road. The EPA is investigating what appears to have been the cause: a leaky

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TCE has been removed from the ground in the MEW, once home to plants run by Intel, Fairchild, Raytheon and others. According to the EPA, “the purpose of the five-year review is to evaluate the performance of the cleanup actions and to determine whether the groundwater and vapor intrusion remedy is protective of human health and the environment.” Of particular concern is the potential for vapor intrusion into buildings, as pregnant women are at risk of having babies with birth defects after only a few weeks’ exposure to TCE vapors, and people are at risk of cancer and other health problems from years of exposure, the EPA says. At the meeting Monday, Peter Strauss and Lenny Siegel of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight said notices should be placed on buildings above the plume to let people know if they could potentially be exposed, as a group of Google employees were for a few weeks in late 2012, when the ventilation systems at 369 and 379 Whisman Road stopped working properly. “We have been recommending for a long time there be notices at entrances” to buildings, Strauss said, adding that the notice should include a way for people to access more detailed information. “It shouldn’t be frightening to people, just put it in a way that people are made aware.” The EPA has tested for vapors in all of the commercial buildings over the MEW area and reports that all of them have

sewer line that once carried toxics away from the computer chip factories down Evandale Avenue throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. The EPA has been hunting for “hot spots” of TCE along sewer lines in the area by sampling air vapors in manhole covers. Over 200 such samples have been taken and so far no new hot spots have been found, said EPA project manager Alana Lee at the Aug. 7 Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board meeting. “Manhole vapor sampling only

Avenue where high levels of TCE were once found (and since been cleaned up). No explanation has ever been made for why TCE was found there, says Lenny Siegel, director of Mountain View’s Center for Public Environmental Oversight. “People at the German school wanted me to reassure them they didn’t have a hot spot and I couldn’t,” said Siegel at a meeting for the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board on Aug. 8, referring to storm drains and sewer lines that may have once carried

Notices should be placed on buildings above the plume to let people know if they could potentially be exposed (to TCE). PETER STRAUSS

tells us what is currently occurring, it does not tell us what occurred in the past,” Lee said. Lee revealed that the EPA has also found that groundwater contaminated with TCE is finding its way into the area’s sewer lines, which did not appear to be major concern, as it would presumably be treated at the waste water plant in Palo Alto where the lines run. The EPA has often permitted some toxic sites to be cleaned up by pumping contaminated groundwater into sewer lines, Lee said. The EPA is now being called on to investigate sewer lines and storm drains to the south of the Wagon Wheel neighborhood, such as those lines that run by the Silva well on Sherland

toxics from Intel and Raytheon through the area by the German International School of Silicon Valley. In response, Lee said that one groundwater sample was taken on the north end of the campus of the German International School of Silicon Valley, located on Easy Street, and no TCE was found. The sample was taken in the parking lot of the school. Another concern is leakage of the “slurry walls” that provide deep underground containment of the TCE within the MEW site. Most of the TCE there has been removed by filtering groundwater in through “pump and treat” systems, which continue to operate, making very slow progress in removing the last 66 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos Open Daily 8am-7pm Prices Effective 813 thru 8/19


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small portions of TCE. “There seems to be some flow out of the slurry walls,” Lee said at the RAB meeting. “We’re looking for some alternatives to treat that (TCE contamination) rather than rolling along pumping and treating.” On Monday EPA officials added that three of the four major MEW slurry walls were leaking, including those along Middlefield Road and Whsiman Road, the plume’s boundary with the residential area next door. “I suspect that it’s cracking — there’s all sort of problems with it,” Strauss said of the network of clay and cement slurry walls, which reach 40 to 100 feet deep into the ground to contain the MEW portions of the plume. He suggested replacing some of the walls with a “funneling gate permeable barrier” made of zerovalent iron which passively works to degrade TCE contaminants as it passes through the wall. Polluters and regulators have been at odds over whether certain areas can be left to “monitored natural attenuation.” That means allowing naturally occurring bacteria to break down the TCE and finish the cleanup process. There is also concern about whether enough areas are proposed for new “in-situ” remedies where materials are injected into the ground to help degrade the TCE, as is being done with success to clean up the hot spots on Evandale Avenue. EPA is seeking comments on the five year review until Aug. 26. It can be found at region9/mew

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North Bayshore housing seems like the right thing but wants to see an environmental study to make an informed decision. Kamei expressed the most concern, saying she would only support housing there with adequate transportation infrastructure and accessible amenities, like a school and grocery store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, we want to see housing out there â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is simply the right thing to do,â&#x20AC;? said candidate Showalter in a email, adding that it had to be bird-friendly. There are rare burrowing owls and a colony of egrets living at Shoreline Park and along Stevens Creek) and city officials must consider the flood risks caused by rising sea levels in the nearby bay, she said. Salem is the only candidate who did not respond to requests for comments about North Bayshore housing, though she says the thrust of her campaign is to help middle class families who are struggling to find affordable housing in the area. In 2012, council members voted 4-3 against a plan for 1,100 homes in North Bayshore, with outgoing members MargaretAbe-Koga, Jac Siegel and Ronit Bryant opposed to North Bayshore housing. It may only take one new council member to create a 4-3 majority in support of North Bayshore housing. The positions of the candidates in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election already represent a shift in public opinion about housing needs in the city. Silicon Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing shortage is often blamed on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;not-in my backyardâ&#x20AC;? political culture where


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son for him to run if all three incumbents sought re-election. Incumbent and current board president Tamara Logan will run for re-election this year. Other candidates are Martha McClatchie, a community volunteer and parent of three students at Bullis Charter School, Sangeeth Peruri, a Covington parent and member of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Advisory Committee for Finance, and John Swan. About 25 percent of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students are Mountain View residents. More information on the candidates can be found in the July 18 edition of the Voice. V

residents often oppose housing development in their neighborhoods. Lisa Matichak, who voted against North Bayshore housing as a planning commissioner in 2012, is the only candidate with track record of opposing a housing development. Wolter, who pulled out of the race, was part of the opposition that kept as many as 450 homes from being built at 100 Mayfield Avenue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a fight that helped elicit support for Bryant, Siegel and Abe-Koga during the 2006 election. Eight years later, the public discussion on housing issues has changed, with growing concern that a lack of housing is driving up rents and home prices. Many have said that more local housing development would mean less commuter traffic if people can live near their jobs, but Capriles and Kamei raised the concern that North Bayshore housing development might add to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traffic problems. Council members who oppose North Bayshore residential development have also said North Bayshore residents would be making more car trips than commuters in order to take kids to school and shop for groceries, among other things. Candidate Lenny Siegel said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it as such a problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Residential construction, even if we assume half the new residents will walk or bike to work in North Bayshore, will still add vehicle trips, â&#x20AC;&#x153; Siegel said in an email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there are three differences. A smaller share of trips will be during rush hour. Residents will drive shorter distances (to markets, for example) than commuters, many of whom already STYLE MEETS FUNCTIONALITY


drive 90 minutes or more each way. Residents will be driving out of the area when commuters are driving in, taking advantage of unused road capacity.â&#x20AC;? Candidate Jim Neal had a similar take on the situation, saying in an email, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would rather see housing in the North Bayshore than additional offices. I believe that allowing more offices there will aggravate an already severe jobs/housing imbalance, as well as increasing the traffic problems. Building housing there would help to at least partially alleviate traffic issues.â&#x20AC;? Capriles, who sits on the city planning commission, is not jumping on any bandwagon that says housing is the necessary fix to traffic jams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transportation is the main issue for this area and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for the community to get clarity on how either commercial or housing will add to this already complex problem,â&#x20AC;? Capriles said. Capriles added another concern, that housing will cause â&#x20AC;&#x153;a direct negative impact on the special environment we have in the Shoreline Regional Park. Even though the change area does not include the park area, it will not prevent encroachment into that area. Shoreline Regional Park is a jewel in our city and one that we want to protect.â&#x20AC;? So far, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan creates buffer zones near wildlife habitat and focuses development away from Shoreline Park and Stevens Creek. Perhaps the strongest environmental concern expressed by opponents is that house cats and dogs could wipe out the small population of ground-dwelling

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burrowing owls at Shoreline Park, which is declining in numbers but not an endangered species. Siegel said that, as someone who has been involved in wetland restoration for years, he sees added commuter traffic and tailpipe emissions from restricting housing growth as a bigger environmental problem than any feared impacts to wildlife. Planning director Randy Tsuda said that the 2012 proposal to add 1,100 homes to North Bayshore â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which was supported by Google and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was made with the idea â&#x20AC;&#x153;that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to design such large area for housing in that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have residential projects scattered around North Bayshore.â&#x20AC;? Instead, the approach was â&#x20AC;&#x153;clustering them around Shoreline Boulevard to create more of a neighborhood feel.â&#x20AC;? Siegel has been advocating for much more North Bayshore residential development, 5,000 homes or more, in order to support a grocery store, a school and other services in North Bayshore. On the other hand, Showalter noted that Costco is just a short trip from North Bayshore via the less trafficked San Antonio Road (also, the Bailey Park Safeway is less than a mile away from North Bayshore via Shoreline Boulevard, which is often gridlocked with commuter traffic.) Kamei expressed concern that adding housing to North Bayshore plans would delay development there for years, but Tsuda told the Voice that that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily the case. If the council goes with the 2012 plan for

1,100 homes, much of the work has already been done. The first step would be to amend the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general plan to provide the necessary zoning, which Tsuda said could be done quickly because the council has already certified an Environmental Impact Report that studied housing in North Bayshore. Next, the council would have to update the North Bayshore precise plan and do a new environmental study. How much time this would take depends on what the council wants, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;a simple amendment would take nine to 12 months, mainly due to California Environmental Quality Act requirements,â&#x20AC;? Tsuda said. Such changes do not necessarily mean that development would have to stop in North Bayshore, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Potentially, projects could proceed in the development review process while the Precise Plan is being amended,â&#x20AC;? Tsuda said. If the council asks for more than 1,100 homes? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even hazard a guessâ&#x20AC;? as to how long it could take, Tsuda said. Rosenberg said the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal of approving a North Bayshore precise plan without housing in December is â&#x20AC;&#x153;premature,â&#x20AC;? given community interest in housing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would vote for a thorough environmental review on the viability of a large enough housing community to support itself,â&#x20AC;? Rosenberg said in an email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that point, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d then have information and data as to inform my opinion. There is value to having people live close to where they work, indeed, but I need to see that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a better alternative.â&#x20AC;? V






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‘Host family’ plan is sound public policy, with a heart “A lot of people are pro life — this is a pro-life issue.” That’s how St. Joseph Church parishioner Sylvia Villasenor framed the urgent issue of caring for Central American children who have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record number, unaccompanied by an adult and without resources. And she’s right. Responding to the growing humanitarian crisis involving these vulnerable refugees, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors earlier this month directed county administrators to lay the groundwork for a “host family” program to provide safe temporary haven for a number of these children, who are now being warehoused near the border, awaiting immigration hearings. Supervisor Joe Simitian told the Voice that the program, if approved by the supervisors in coming weeks, would help identify and connect some of the children with local host families “who have big enough hearts and big enough homes” to take them in. And the need for big hearts and homes to help alleviate this crisis is tremendous. According

to the Pew Research Center, the number of unaccompanied children 12 and under crossing the border from Central America, and being caught in the border patrol net, has risen by 117 percent this fiscal year compared with the same period last year. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol office estimates that more than 90,000 unaccompanied minors, including teens, will cross the border in 2014, which is nearly three times the agency’s estimate of those crossing last year. Most of these children are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and they are fleeing levels of violence unseen in any other area of the world outside of war zones, according to a report on the crisis posted on the progressive think tank Center for Economic and Policy Research website. The county’s host family program is sure to draw intense criticism from U.S. citizens who oppose leniency for undocumented immigrants, but the supervisors’ preliminary move toward helping to address a dire need is commendable, as is the willingness on the

part of community organizations that are offering their help to make the program work. County officials note that the host family program would be modeled on standard student-exchange programs. Volunteer families would be screened, and children would be placed in appropriate homes. There would be no draining of resources from the county’s foster care program, and the county expects reimbursement from the federal government for its host family program. With the federal government spending millions on housing these children now, host families “could probably do the job more cost-effectively, and in a way that’s better for the kids involved,” Supervisor Simitian said. County administrators will present a host family plan on Aug. 26 for possible approval by the supervisors, four of five of whom supported creating such a program at an Aug. 5 meeting. We hope they will stay on track and approve this program, which if crafted with care could be a model of compassion and effectiveness in public policy.

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COUNCIL MEMBERS’ PAY INCLUDES MORE THAN MONEY At the very meeting of the Mountain View City Council (on April 22) when a proposal to increase the base salary of council members came up for discussion, dozens of people spoke about raising the minimum wage in the city. San Jose city voters adopted a city-wide minimum wage last November. Instead of placing a measure on the ballot concerning the minimum wage or any other matter of widespread concern, the City Council majority voted in June to place on the November ballot only a proposed increase in council salary. Then, in their July ballot argument in favor of the pay raise, proponents of the measure, led by two city council members, failed to disclose any of the other benefits council members receive.

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Beyond their small “salary,” council members qualify for (1) all city benefits paid to fulltime employees, (2) expense accounts and reimbursements for authorized travel, (3) VIP tickets to Shoreline Amphitheatre, (4) communications equipment, and (5) stipends for attending regional board meetings. In addition, council members receive the authority to make critical decisions that affect the whole community (including themselves) and can use their positions to make potential business contacts, and build a political resume and campaign contributors to run for higher office. With all of those benefits, so much for council members to decide, and no incumbents eligible to run again this year, there is no shortage of candidates for City Council. Gary Wesley Continental Circle

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The next generation HUNAN GARDEN





et’s not argue. Some of you might say Mandarin Roots isn’t really a true Chinese restaurant, it’s an Asian-Californian-fusion restaurant. It is, but the menu and presentation fall predominantly on the west side of the International Date Line. The El Camino Real space was Hunan Garden for 15 years until the owner, Simon Yuan, decided to turn the business over to his son, Jarvis. Reopened as of May 31,

Jarvis Yuan has remodeled the restaurant, semi-enclosing the patio with a new awning and adding elements that make seating a pleasurable indoor-outdoor affair. Outside, there is a vine-covered brick wall, flowing curtains, flowering plants, comfortable chairs and booths, plus strings of festive party lights overhead. Inside, there is new paint and carpeting, tables, chairs, and a banquette as well as


The teapot soup at Mandarin Roots in Palo Alto has sizzling rice, manila clams, shrimp, chicken, enoki mushrooms and micro greens.


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Weekend QDININGNOTES Mandarin Roots 3345 El Camino Real Palo Alto 650-565-8868 Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday, 5-9 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Reservations: Credit cards: Children: Catering: Takeout: Private parties: Alcohol: Corkage: Outdoor dining: Parking:

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Diners sit out on the patio at Mandarin Roots as co-owner Simon Yuan serves them.

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high-definition TVs in the cozy bar. It’s a complete makeover — fresh, contemporary and inviting. Equally inviting is the happy hour Monday through Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. during which eight delicious items as well as beer, wine, and well cocktails are attractively priced

at $5 each. Normally, I don’t sing the praises of happy hour but the appetizers were so tasty and the portions so generous, I would be remiss to not point it out. All happy hour items are also on the regular menu. The San Tung chicken wings ($8) — lightly

battered, crispy, meaty wings dressed with a garlic-hoisin glaze, scallions and “garlic candy” — were about the tastiest wings I’ve had. The garlic candy is made from paper-thin slices of garlic, blanched twice and cooked to translucency in a sweet syrup.

Another happy hour selection was a pork belly quesadilla ($8) — scallion flatbread that was wrapped around braised pork belly, mozzarella and gouda cheese, with a flavorful mangokimchee emulsion. There were also pork potstickers ($9) — fresh and piping hot — as well as salt-and-pepper calamari ($9) that was crisp and light. Bahn mi sliders ($9) featured Painted Hills natural beef, smoked gouda and gruyere, Laotian chili aioli and picked root vegetables, served on tiny steamed buns. The Yuan family didn’t want Jarvis to go into the restaurant business. Growing up, he never worked at Hunan Garden. But it was in his blood, so he attended the California Culinary Academy, then worked in Asian restaurants both locally and in Southern California. Two years ago he moved back home and refined his style under executive chef Kenny So at Santana Row’s Sino restaurant. Ron Chu is the chef de cuisine at Mandarin Roots. Chu and Yuan met at culinary school. Rounding out the team is General Manager John Ma, who came over from the Straits Cafe Continued on next page


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restaurant chain. The menu, though, was Yuanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elevated street food,â&#x20AC;? he calls it. Regular menu items include eye-pleasing and delicious honeyed walnut prawns ($13). The large prawns were capped with candied walnuts and kumquats under a gentle honey mustard glaze. It had a great flavor curve: crunchy, salty and then sweet. The corn fritters ($7) vaguely resembled a honeycomb with clotted roasted corn and roasted seaweed, accompanied by sweet chili sauce. Fun finger food. Peking duck spring rolls ($9) have five variations using cucumber, scallion, temPeking duck is served with scallions, cucumber, kumquat preserves and pomegranate hoisin sauce, accompanied by steamed lotus buns.

pura asparagus, pickled shimeji mushrooms and pomegranate hoisin. Main plates ran the gamut from fish to fowl. Sweet-andsour pork ($14) is the typical crispy battered pork, onions and bell peppers. What distinguished the dish were tiny balls of honeydew and cantaloupe melons that accentuated the pork flavor. The star dish was the Peking duck ($29). Golden-brown and crisp yet succulent, the deeply flavored duck had been split, sliced and arranged on a platter for easy handling. The duck was served with steamed lotus buns, scallions, cucumbers, kumquat preserves and pomegranate hoisin. Diver scallops and prawns ($18) was the least satisfying dish with toy box squash, cauliflower florets, beech mushrooms, baby carrots and golden chives. Pretty presentation but I counted only two scallops and three prawns. The crispy flounder fillets ($16) were flavorful, crisp and plentiful, but a tad too salty. The Yu Sang eggplant ($9) made an excellent side dish, both spicy and garlicky.


Desserts were worthwhile. The pineapple layer cake ($8) featured pineapple pastry cream, a vanilla wafer cookie, charred pineapple and rock sugar caramel with just the right amount of sweetness. Also enjoyable was â&#x20AC;&#x153;coffee and wafflesâ&#x20AC;? ($8) with coffee ice cream, vanilla bean, cinnamon strudel and mint crème fraĂ&#x17D;che. The crème fraĂ&#x17D;che should have been omitted, though. Mandarin Roots also serves specialty cocktails (all $10), which range from the classic Manhattan to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pink Paradiseâ&#x20AC;? with coconut rum, amaretto, orange and cranberry juice. The wine list was meager but offered a decent enough selection. The restaurant also has about a dozen beers, draft and bottled. Service was very attentive and generally knowledgeable, although on one visit the waiter made repeated trips to the kitchen for answers (better than guessing though). Fusion or not, Mandarin enough or not, the food was decidedly good, the ambiance contemporary and Mandarin Roots is a good choice for larger parties as well as more intimate dining. V



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Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in “Calvary”.

CALVARY 000 (Palo Alto Square, Century 20) To believe or not to believe: That is the question of religious faith. And while the Catholic Church, battered by scandal, may be waning, it remains that you can take the man out of Catholicism, but not Catholicism out of the man. Just ask John Michael McDonagh, writer-director of “Calvary.” Set in Ireland (land of the English-born McDonagh’s ancestors), “Calvary” is a tale of fear and helplessness laced with blackest humor. The resulting mystery-play-goesmystery-movie allegory may have a heavy hand, but it also has its finger on the pulse of the struggles facing the Church and the emotional needs of its drifting parishioners. In a typically commanding performance, the great Brendan Gleeson stars as Father James Lavelle, a basically kindly sort who meets a ghastly challenge in the film’s opening moments. Behind the obscuring screen of a confessional, one of Father James’ parishioners “confesses” that he was raped, beginning at the age of 7, by a long-dead priest. To send a message, the parishioner promises to kill Father James in a week’s time. So begin the stations (mercifully reduced to seven) of Father James’ cross. As James slouches towards Calvary, he begins squinting at each parishioner he visits, wondering, “Could this be the man who intends to kill me?” And yet, Father James is there less to interrogate and more to serve as psychologist and helping hand, despite commonly meeting with resistance, ingratitude and hostility. In his way, Father James is a comfort to everyone, even those who hate him. Yep, he’s willing to die for his parishioners’ sins. The episodic structure can be wearying, but the suspects comprise a fine collection of character actors given gleefully

inappropriate things to say, from a still-kicking M. Emmet Walsh (“Blood Simple”) as an American writer to Chris O’Dowd (coming off his Tonynominated work in “Of Mice and Men”) as a wife-beating butcher, Dylan Moran as a misanthropic millionaire to Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) as a nastily cynical doctor, not to mention that adulterous mechanic from the Ivory Coast (Isaach De Bankole of “The Limits of Control”). Father James’ own issues include a depressive daughter played by Kelly Reilly of “Flight” and his own latent anger at the Church’s letdowns and the situation in which he finds himself. As a feature-length grapple with the for-better-and-worse Church, “Calvary” speaks loudly and clearly to those of McDonagh’s background, though the noble notion of trying to meet the challenge of Christ to live generously and humbly certainly can transcend religion. The extremities of the language and the violence will immediately turn off many, and McDonagh’s self-reflexively writerly tone (shared with brother Martin) — lines like “He’s a character, huh?” — unnecessarily take us out of the narrative. Still, the provocations of “Calvary” are productive, adding up to an intriguing defense of the relevance of a good priest in a time when his profession is beleaguered. Rated R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use. One hour, 40 minutes. — Peter Canavese

THE GIVER 00 (Century 16, Century 20) It’s odd to watch a film about the rediscovery of love, faith, passion and color, and for the film to be so by-the-numbers colorless. That’s the case with “The Giver,” adapted from Lois

Lowry’s entry-level dystopian science-fiction novel, published in 1993 and widely read in junior high schools. Hollywood has aged up the novel’s hero from 12 to 16, sexed up the story with more action in the climax (courtesy of “Salt” and “Clear and Present Danger” director Phillip Noyce), and beefed up a supporting role to justify the (unnecessary) casting of a paycheck-cashing Meryl Streep. Otherwise, the particulars remain in place, just listlessly. In the seemingly utopian Community, war, discord, hunger and even inclement weather are things of the past, though the place is a wash of antiseptic sameness policed in approved clothing, daily morning medication and calls for “precision of language.” At the annual Ceremony of Advancement, teen Jonas (25-year-old Brenton Thwaites) wins the respected role of Receiver because he has, according to the Chief Elder (Streep), “all four attributes: intelligence, integrity, courage and the capacity to see beyond.” Jonas will inherit the Community’s memories from the previous Receiver (an extragravelly Jeff Bridges) — who accepts his rechristening as “the Giver.” This oral tradition makes for the film’s most interesting sequences, mostly due to the quirky presence of Bridges. As he learns the cost of the Community’s peace, Jonas becomes entranced with colorful visions of sledding through snow, music and dance, and emotions including love. Soon, Jonas realizes that he shares with his mentor a skepticism that the tradeoff was worth it, especially when the lad learns of the more sinister extremes the powers that be will indulge to preserve the peace. In these broad strokes of suppressed emotion and repressed humanity, “The Giver” has primal power as a relevant allegory for all we willfully choose to ignore out of emotional self-preservation and fearful clinging to luxuriant privilege. The hero trio of youngsters — also including Odeya Rush as Jonas’ love interest and Cameron Monaghan as their mutual buddy — come off as beautiful but bland. It’s too bad that this junior version of “Fahrenheit 451” turned out drippy, but it’s not entirely witless. Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence. One hour, 34 minutes. —Peter Canavese

A Most Wanted Man (R) Century 16: 7:15 p.m. Fri - Sun; 12:55 p.m. Sat only Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 1:55, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:35 p.m. Boyhood (R) ++++ Aquarius Theatre: 12:15, 1:15, 3:45, 4:45, 7:15 & 8:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m.¬†& 7:35 p.m. Calvary (R) Century 20: 1:20 a.m., 1:55, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:40, 7:15 & 9:50 p.m. Fri & Sat; 2, 4:40, 7:15 p.m. Sun Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Fri Chef (R) Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:15, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Fri & Sat; 1:30, 4:15, 7 p.m. Sun Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) +++ Century 16: 9:50 a.m. & 10:10 p.m. Fri - Sun; 4:10 p.m. Sat only Century 20: 12:40, 3:50, 7 & 10:15 p.m. Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (PG) Century 16: 2 p.m. Sun Century 20: 2 p.m. Sun The Expendables 3 (PG-13) Century 16: 9, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30, 9:15, 10:30 & 11:40 p.m.Fri & Sat; 9, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6:15, 7:30, 9:15 & 10:30 p.m. Sun Century 20: 11:40 a.m., 2:50, 5:50 & 9 p.m.; In X-D 1:15, 4:20, 7:25 & 10:30 p.m. The Four Feathers (1939) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 3:50 & 7:30 p.m. Sat & Sun Get On Up (PG-13)

Century 20: 6:55 & 10:15 p.m.

The Giver (PG-13) Century 16: 9:15, 10:35, 11:50 a.m., 1:10, 2:25, 3:50, 4:55, 6:25, 7:40, 8:55, 10:10 & 11:25 p.m. Fri & Sat; 9:15, 10:35, 11:50 a.m., 1:10, 2:25, 3:50, 4:55, 6:25, 7:40, 8:55 & 10:10 p.m. Sun Century 20: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:35, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Century 16: 9:45 a.m., 12:45, 3:45, 7 & 10 p.m. Fri-Sun; also in 3-D 11:15 a.m., 2:15, 5:15, 8:30 & 11:30 p.m. Fri & Sat and 11:15 a.m., 2:15, 5:15 & 8:30 p.m. Sun Century 20: 1:55, 4:50, 7:50 & 10:45 p.m. In 3-D 10:55 a.m., 12:25, 3:25, 6:30 & 9:25 p.m. Hercules (2014) (PG-13) Century 20: 2:30 & 5 p.m. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 6 & 9:10 p.m. Fri The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) ++1/2 Century 16: 10:25 a.m., 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:55 a.m., 1:50, 4:45, 7:45 & 10:40 p.m. Into the Storm (PG-13) +1/2 Century 16: 9:05, 11:25 a.m., 1:50, 4:25, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 12:05, 2:35, 5, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m. Let’s Be Cops (R) Century 16: 9, 10:25, 11:35 a.m., 1, 2:15, 3:45, 5, 6:20, 7:45, 9, 10:25 & 11:45 p.m. Fri & Sat; 9, 10:25, 11:35 a.m., 1, 2:15, 3:45, 5, 6:20, 7:45, 9 & 10:25 p.m. Sun Century 20: 11:50 a.m., 1:05, 2:30, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 8, 9 & ¬† 10:45 p.m. Lucy (R) +++ Century 16: 10:10 a.m., 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8:05 & 10:35 p.m. Magic in the Moonlight (PG-13) Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:25, 7:25 & 10:10 p.m. Guild Theatre: 2:00, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. One More River (1934)

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Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) Century 20: 11:45 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Fri & Sat; 11:45 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Sun Step Up All In (PG-13) Century 16: 1:35 & 7:05 p.m. Also in 3-D 10:50 a.m., 4:20 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 7:40 p.m.; In 3-D 2:15, 5 & 10:25 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) ++ Century 16: 9, 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 4:45, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. Also in 3-D 10:20 a.m., 12:55, 3:30, 6:10 & 8:45 p.m. Century 20: 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:40 p.m. In 3-D 11:00 a.m., 1:35, 4:05, 6:45, & 9:25 p.m. What If (PG-13) Century 16: 9:10, 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 4:50, 7:25 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m., 1:40, 4:15, 7 & 9:40 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 0Skip it 00Some redeeming qualities 000A good bet 0000Outstanding

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QHIGHLIGHT ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’ AT RENGSTORFF PARK For the last film in its Summer Outdoor Movie Night Series, the city of Mountain View will screen “The Lego Movie” at Rengstorff Park. Movie will begin at 8:30 p.m., or when it becomes dark. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Aug. 15, 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6331. www.


Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-9401333.

Works by Judi Keyani Recent works by Bay Area artist Judy Keyani will be on display at Gallery 9, including pastel, oil paint and sketch pieces. July 29-Aug. 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Tree Selection Workshop This event led by a certified arborist of A to Z Specimen Tree Nursery will teach homeowners and green industry professionals about a variety of trees. No prior knowledge is required; refreshments will be provided. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; $15 donation encouraged. A to Z Specimen Tree Nursery, 2190 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View. Call 415-412-1127.

BENEFITS/FUNDRAISERS Back To School Drive YIPEE and Community Services Agency will hold its fourth annual Back to School Drive where community members can donate school supplies and socialize. Last year, 300 school supplies were collected for local students in Mountain View and Los Altos. Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m. $5-$10 in advance. Country Inn and Suites, 1300 Chesapeke Terrace, Sunnyvale. Call 650-968-8378. Used Book Sale This three-day event, organized by the Friends of the Los Altos Library, will have more than 30,000 used books available in a multitude of categories. Proceeds will support Los Altos libraries. On Sunday, there will be a $5 bag sale. Aug. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. (members only; registration available); Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Aug. 17, noon-3 p.m. Free admission; prices vary. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Foothill College Fall Quarter registration Foothill College Fall Quarter registration will be open on the school’s website beginning July 21. Classes will run from Sept. 22 to Dec. 12. Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. July 21-Sept. 22. $31/unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7325. www.foothill.fhda. edu/admissions.php 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. Register on the website. Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333

Urban Bicycle Class This crash course will inform bicyclists on their rights and how to ride safely in urban environments. Those interested are encouraged to register early, as spaces fill up. Aug. 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Cognition Cyclery, 903 Castro St., Mountain View. www.

CLUBS/MEETINGS ESL Conversation Club Those learning or improving English speaking skills are invited to come practice at club meetings 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. library/default.asp PDC annual picnic The Peninsula Democratic Coalition will hold its annual picnic at Shoup Park in Los Altos, with door prizes and a silent auction. Attendees should bring a potluck dish to share. Register online or at the park. Aug. 16, 4-7 p.m. $10 adult. Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos. Call 251-605-3743. www. 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.

COMMUNITY EVENTS FabMo Fashion Show The Mountain View Senior Center will host an afternoon fashion

Open House Dates Sunday August 17 and Saturday August 30 Join us for a Prep Division Demo Class at Open House

Please visit our website or call for more information

Come Sing With Us! Cantabile: * Is internationally recognized for musical excellence * Performs on the world's great stages: from Carnegie Hall to St. Petersburg State Cappella * Tours nationally and internationally * Offers choirs for students from pre-school to twelfth grade

Students Experience: * The joy of singing with artistry and mastery * Personal growth and development * Fun, friends and community that lasts a lifetime * Learning from exceptional faculty

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show where designers from FabMo will show off custom outfits made from materials otherwise destined for the landfill. Senior Center patrons will model the clothing. The event will also include refreshments and a raffle. Aug. 21, 2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330. www.

and fiber will be on display at this month-long show in the Rengstorff House. Works by students in the Arts in Action Program at the Community School of Music and Arts will be featured. Aug. 1-31, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-9036392.

linkAges TimeBank orientation Red Rock Coffee will host linkAges for an orientation on TimeBanking. Community members will learn how this model of sharing skills and services works, as well as create their own service offers and requests. Aug. 21, 6-7 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. timebank.


Mountain View City Council Candidate Forum The Chamber of Commerce Mountain View and the League of Women Voters Los Altos-Mountain View will host a forum with the 2014 candidates for the Mountain View City Council. Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m. Free. Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street, Building 1, Mountain View. Call 650-968-8378. Pacific Ballet Academy open house Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View will hold an open house for community members to come see its expanded ballet campus, where they hold classes for individuals starting at age 3 and continuing into adulthood. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Pacific Ballet Academy Studios, 295 Polaris Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-969-4614.

DANCE Full Day of Dance As part of the International Dance Festival @ Silicon Valley, beginners and experienced dancers can take a number of short classes on different styles of dance, including Dunham, salsa, Manipuri (a classical Indian dance), tap and line dancing. See blog for more information. Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $14-$25 per class (price reduces with the purchase of each additional class). Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. www. International Dance Festival concert To conclude the International Dance Festival @ Silicon Valley, artists and participants in the workshops held throughout the week will give a performance of dance styles from around the world. Aug. 17, 3 p.m. $12 general; $10 ages 65 and older, 10 and younger (group discounts available). Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. www.

EXHIBITS ‘Decline & Renewal’ The Mohr Gallery will have on display an exhibition called “Decline & Renewal, Mixed Media Works on Paper” by artist Erin Goodwin-Guerrero. Aug. 8-Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. ‘Fearless Genius’ The Computer History Museum will have on display a photography exhibit by Doug Menuz called “Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000.” It consists of 50 photographs documenting innovators at Apple, Leiner Perkins, Adobe and other companies. Wednesday-Sunday, July 9-Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 general; $12 student/senior/military. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. ‘Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China’ The exhibit “Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture” will be on display at the Krause Center for Innovation. June 23-Sept. 26, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation, 12345 El Monte Road, Building 4000, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7318. www. Rengstorff Arts Festival exhibit Works by local artists in watercolor, oil, photography, print

Nursery School and Kindergarten Open House The Waldorf School of the Peninsula will hold a summer open house for interested families to meet teachers, tour the new play garden and see the Nursery School and Kindergarten classrooms. Aug. 19, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Waldorff School of the Peninsula, Los Altos Campus, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos.

(includes manual). Los Altos Reiki, 745 Distel Drive, Suite 121, Los Altos. Call 650-862-2425.

SPORTS Mountain View Tennis Club tournament The Mountain View Tennis Club will hold its August tennis tournament, welcoming members of other tennis clubs from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos and Tomadachi, and other community members. Participants can play in the morning or afternoon. Participants must be 18 or older; no partner is necessary. Food and prizes will be included. See website for entry info. Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $15 MVTC member; $20 general. Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.


A Midsummer Night’s Sound Healing This event by Healing the World Through Music will include a mix of music, tones and sounds intended to rejuvenate listeners. Aug. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Yoga is Youthfulness, 590 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 415-532-9082. concert/

‘From Mainframe to Smartphone’ Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar from Qualcomm will give a talk, “From Mainframe to Smartphone: What an Amazing Trip It’s Been,” in which he will discuss the series of disruptive technologies which have resulted in smartphones and cloud computing. Please register on the website. Aug. 21, noon-1 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Pilates Cardiocamp Pilates Cardiocamp classes offer a workout designed to build the core (abs and back) and strengthen the lower and upper body. New students will receive a free week of classes. See the website for locations, rates and more info. Monday-Friday, Aug. 4-Sept. 5, 6, 7 or 9 a.m. Los Altos and Woodside. www.

‘Replace Your Lawn with DroughtTolerant California Natives’ Alex von Feldt will give a talk presenting no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas, as well as offering tips on choosing appropriate plants and watering more efficiently. Aug. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Call 650-260-3450.


Author Nick Pope on ‘Encounter in Rendlesham Forest’ Nick Pope, a former government UFO investigator, will share his new book, “Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best-Documented UFO Incident,” about a case in 1980. Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. event/2014/08/16/month/all/all/1


Friday Farmers’ Market The Oshman Family JCC will hold a weekly Friday Farmers’ Market with fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, performances, Shabbat surprises, food trucks and more. Fridays, through August, noon-5 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. friday-farmers-market-at-the-ofjcc

LIVE MUSIC Oscar Reynolds Composer and musician Oscar Reynolds will play Andean flute and guitar in this performance of Afro-Latin jazz for the Rengstorff Arts Festival. Aug. 17, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6392. Teal Crane Trio For the Rengstorff Arts Festival, the Teal Crane Trio will combine percussion, flute and french horn in an improvisational program. Aug. 24, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6392.

ON STAGE ‘Water by the Spoonful’ TheatreWorks will put on a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Water by the Spoonful,” a story about a community of strangers who find refuge in an online chat room. Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 20-Sept. 14, see website for specific times and dates. $19-$74. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-463-1960.

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY Insight Meditation South Bay Shaila Catherine and guest teachers will lead weekly Insight Meditation sittings, followed by talks on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, July 22-Sept. 23, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call 650-857-0904. imsb. org Reiki 1 class This course will teach the art of Reiki, which aims to reduce stress and enhance health and happiness through a gentle touch. Aug. 9 and Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $200

Author Padma Venkatraman on ‘A Time to Dance’ Padma Venkatraman will discuss her new book called “A Time to Dance,” a story told in verse of a young Indian girl’s personal struggle to regain her passion and find peace. Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View. Call 650-428-1234. booksinc. net/event/2014/08/16/month/all/all/1 Litquake San Francisco’s literary festival will return to the Oshman Family JCC with author salons, adult workshops, youth events and a talk by headlining author, crime writer Marcia Clark. Aug. 17, 2-8 p.m. Free; $15 Marcia Clark talk admission. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

VOLUNTEERS MVLA Community Scholars mentor opportunities MVLA Community Scholars is searching for volunteers in the community to mentor local, underserved students at high schools in Mountain View and Los Altos. Mentors will work with students on the college and scholarship application processes during an AVID class period. Call or email for more info. Aug. 2-18. Free. MVLA Community Scholars, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Call 425-503-5778. Silicon Valley Tour de Coop preparation Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a variety of volunteer activities leading up to and during the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a bike ride between chicken coops and home gardens on September 21. Volunteer opportunities include putting up fliers and posters, doing test bike rides, organizing other small events to spread the word and staffing locations on tour day. The organization also seeks community members with chicken coops, beehives and home gardens to host stops. JuneSeptember, dates and times vary. Free. Neighbors Helping Neighbors events, various nearby locations, Palo Alto and Mountain View. Call 650283-0270.

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Music Lessons at Opus 1 Music Private & Group Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice Lessons for All Ages. Mountain View & Palo Alto Locations. Call 650.625.9955 or visit

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RWC: 1228 Douglas Ave. 8/15, 11-2; 8/16, 9-1 BIG RUMMAGE SALE benefits Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. (Just south of Woodside Rd., bet. Broadway and Bayshore Fwy.) CASH ONLY (650)497-8332 or during sale (650)568-9840

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Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement INNOVATIVE REUSE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594218 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Innovative Reuse, located at 646 Azara Pl. #2, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): GREG OLSZAWSKI 646 Azara Pl. #2 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 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 July 15, 2014. (MVV July 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2014) JENNIFER JOYERIA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594316 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Jennifer Joyeria, located at 1923 Latham St., Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): SANDRA GONZALEZ 204 Sierra Vista Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 1999. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 17, 2014. (MVV Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014)

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EPICS QT, LLC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594801 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Epics QT, LLC, located at 2250 Latham St., Apt. 53, Mountain View, CA 94040, 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): EPICS QT, LLC 2250 Latham St., Apt. 53 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 7/30/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 31, 2014. (MVV Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014) marketing4channels FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594759 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: marketing4channels, P.O. Box 391738, Mountain View, CA 94039, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): PAULINE TURSKI 622 Midrock Corners Mountain View, CA 94043 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 July 30, 2014. (MVV Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014) DOCTOR AZAD FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594908 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Doctor Azad, located at 2490 Hospital Dr. Ste. 300, 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): DOCTOR AZAD, MEDICAL CORPORATION 2490 Hospital Dr. Ste. 300 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 06/16/2009. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 4, 2014. (MVV Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JAN FISHER Case No.: 1-14-PR-174899 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JAN FISHER. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DONALD R. MOODY, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: DONALD R. MOODY, Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 22, 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/ Mark A. Gonzalez, Lead Deputy County Counsel Office of the County Counsel, 373 West Julian St., Ste. 300 San Jose, CA 95110 (408)758-4200 (MVV Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2014) AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT J. SEXTON Case No.: 114PR174866 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ROBERT J. SEXTON. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: NANCY GREEN in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: NANCY GREEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on September 11, 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/ Gerrie Miller Law Office of Gerrie Miller 220 State Street, Suite 9 Los Altos, CA 94022 (650)941-8450 (MVV Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2014) AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROCHELLE DISHON aka ROCHELLE M. DISHON Case No.: 1-14-PR-174863 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ROCHELLE DISHON aka ROCHELLE M. DISHON aka ROCHELLE MANUEL DISHON. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: DALE ANN KAISER and SARI LESSARD in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: DALE ANN KAISER and SARI LESSARD 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 September 11, 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/ Kristin R. Wu, Esq. 550 Hamilton Avenue, Ste. 100 Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650)321-5005 (MVV Aug. 8, 15, 22, 2014) NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL REAL PROPERTY SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA In the Matter of the Estate of CARMELO ANGELO FENECH, aka CARMELO A. FENECH, aka CARMELO FENECH, decedent. Case No. 1-14-PR-174169 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., the undersigned, as Administrator of the estate of CARMELO ANGELO FENECH, aka CARMELO A. FENECH, aka CARMELO FENECH, intends to sell at private sale, to the highest net bidder, all of the estate’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located in the City of Mountain View, County of Santa Clara, State of California, which property is more particularly described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated by reference. The sale shall be subject to confirmation by the above-entitled court. Bids for the property are hereby invited. All bids must be on the bid forms provided by the undersigned or may be mailed or personally delivered to the undersigned at the Office of the Public Administrator, 333 West Julian St., 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95110, or to Keller Williams Realty. All bids must be accompanied by a ten (10) percent deposit, with the balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash upon close of escrow. The full terms of the sale are contained in the bid form. All bids will be opened at the Office of the Public Administrator at 2:00 p.m., or thereafter, as allowed by law. The subject property is commonly known as, 71 Paul Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041 and shall be sold “as is.” The undersigned reserves the right to reject any and all bids prior to entry of a court order confirming a sale. For additional information and bid forms, apply at the office of Keller Williams Realty, 180 Great Oaks Blvd., San Jose, CA 95119, Attention: Christine LeQuang, Telephone: (408)828-1074. Date: 8/7/14 ___________________ DONALD R. MOODY Public Administrator of the County of Santa Clara Petitioner ORRY P. KORB, County Counsel MARK A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy County Counsel /s/_________________________ Attorneys for Petitioner EXHIBIT “A” Legal Description APN/Parcel ID(s): 158-27-053 The land referred to herein below is situated in the City of Mountain View, County of Santa Clara, State of California, and is described as follows: Lot 7, as shown on that certain map entitled, “ Tract No. 1396 Walnut Terrace”, filed for record November 29, 1954 in book 53 of maps, page 41, Santa Clara Records. (MVV Aug. 15, 22, 29, 2014)

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