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School board votes to remove four principals PARENTS ‘SHOCKED’ OVER DECISION, LAUNCH PETITIONS AND PROTESTS By Kevin Forestieri


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s more and more people are living out of vehicles, the response from many Peninsula cities has been the same: Go somewhere else. In Los Altos, just parking a motorhome for a half-hour in the evening can lead to a citation. Palo Alto and Sunnyvale both previously tried to outlaw living out of vehicles, until a

federal court ruled that such restrictions were unconstitutional. Instead, those cities have been ramping up restrictions on street parking, arguably as a means to the same end. In Mountain View, city officials have taken pains to handle the problem differently, and at no small cost. Over the last couple years, the city has devoted more than $1 million and thousands of staff hours to homeless

programs, rehousing initiatives and basic services such as portable toilets, showers and waste disposal for people living out of their vehicles. Given the direction to be compassionate, city police have reportedly turned a blind eye to some parking violations. Some say these policies have been rolling out the welcome See HOMELESS, page 6

chool commu nit ies throughout the Mountain View Whisman School District are demanding answers after a surprise decision by school board members last week to remove four school principals from their posts. In an email sent Friday, March 2, Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph told parents that the board approved “several administrative changes” effective June 30, including the removal of Landels Elementary School Principal Steve Chesley, Theuerkauf Elementary Principal Ryan Santiago, Mistral Elementary Principal Marcela Simoes de Carvalho and Graham Middle School Principal Kim Thompson, all of whom were “offered another position in the district.” District officials have declined to comment on why the decision was made, citing confidentiality surrounding personnel issues. The Voice reached out to all four principals and none responded to requests for comment. Since the announcement,

parents have rallied together and launched petitions to reinstate both Thompson and Chesley, and say the school communities have a right to know why the district office and the school board are replacing top administrators from nearly half of the district’s nine schools in one fell swoop. Graham parent Alan Wessel, whose online petition to retain Thompson as principal has already received more than 850 signatures, said Thompson made strides to turn Graham in the wonderful, high-achieving school it is today. Wessel said Thompson has worked “tirelessly” to support all community members, particularly the less-privileged children enrolled in the school. “As a parent, I’m devastated, because I can’t imagine Graham without Kim Thompson,” Wessel told the Voice. “And I can’t understand how this kind of a decision could be made without consultation of the Graham community.” Graham PTA president Hafsa Mirza said she and other parents were “shocked” by the news, See PRINCIPALS, page 8

A school assembly that’s out of this world MONTA LOMA HOSTS LIVE Q&A WITH ASTRONAUTS ABOARD INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION By Kevin Forestieri


stronauts aboard the International Space Station dazzled students at Monta Loma Elementary last week, performing one-finger push-ups, suspending globes of fluid mid-air and floating effortlessly in a tight cabin about 250 miles above the Earth’s surface. Witnessing gravity-defying feats are just some of the ways


students at the school got to interact with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai in a live video feed March 2 between the space station and Monta Loma’s multipurpose room, where students got a chance to ask rapidfire questions about what it’s like to live on a satellite hurtling around Earth at 17,500 mph. From the outset, it was clear that this wasn’t your typical interview. Kanai’s hair stood

straight up, and the two astronauts passed off the microphone by letting it float between one another. Tingle got to show off his physical strength by doing a push-up with only one finger, but the act sent him careening towards the ceiling. Kanai told students that being able to fly is a useful trait to have, but it can also betray you. “As you can see, we can fly See NASA, page 11


A student at Monta Loma Elementary School returns to his seat after posing a question to astronauts Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai who had a call with students from the International Space Station on March 2.



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A San Jose woman was arrested in Mountain View last week after she allegedly tried to steal several pairs of shoes from a Payless shoe store and attempted to make a getaway in a taxi cab. The 29-year-old woman entered the shoe store, located in the San Antonio Shopping Center, around 10:40 a.m. on Friday, March 2, and reportedly attempted to steal several pairs of shoes, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. An employee attempted to stop the woman from leaving, but was knocked down by the suspect, Nelson said. The employee suffered minor injuries. The woman was seen leaving in a taxi, which officers were able to track down and stop near the intersection of Shoreline Boulevard and Villa Street, Nelson said. The woman was arrested on suspicion of robbery and violating her probation, and was booked into Santa Clara County jail without bail. —Kevin Forestieri

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City faces lawsuits over Google I/O blaze 3 INJURED KITCHEN WORKERS BLAME CITY FOR GAS FIRE AT SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE litigation should be directed at the events-promotion company he city of Mountain View Live Nation. Under the lease for is expected to face a trio use of Shoreline Amphitheatre, of injury lawsuits related Live Nation is obligated to have to a kitchen fire that broke out at $5 million in liability insurance a Shoreline Amphitheatre food for accidents, including fires. On the afternoon of the Google stand during last year’s Google I/O fire, Pablo Ramirez and I/O conference. In an incident last May, Mynor Contreras were both workGoogle’s premier event for its ing as kitchen cooks at the event developer base was brought to for Global Gourmet, a catering company hired a halt when a by Google. A small explosion third plaintiff, erupted at one ‘The city should Benjamin Rosof Shoreline Amphitheatre’s have known about sini, was helping manage the concession stands. The this ... these kitchen event for Legends, a foodfire resulted in appliances weren’t services comat least three hired for people being hooked up right.’ pany the conference rushed to the by Live Nation. hospital with ATTORNEY MARY ALEXANDER Rossini is being severe burns. represented by In recent weeks, the three hospitalized the Panish, Shea & Boyle law kitchen workers have each filed firm, while Alexander represents injury claims against Mountain Ramirez and Contreras. Claims from the two law firms View, saying the city bears some responsibility as the owner of the differ slightly on some details amphitheater. City officials have of what happened. According rejected the injury claims, but all to Rossini’s claim, the Global the plaintiffs told the Voice that Gourmet kitchen staff on May they intend to pursue the case by 18 were having trouble igniting the kitchen fryers. As they filing lawsuits. The injury claims were provid- fiddled more and more with the ed to the Voice as part of a public equipment, they unintentionally records request. Each complaint allowed the gas to accumulate in blames the city for failing to the confined kitchen. Asked to maintain the kitchen equipment help, Rossini entered the kitchen and fix gas leaks, which they and immediately detected the allege to be responsible for the gas in the air, and reportedly told fiery explosion. As the owner of everyone in the room to leave. Yet even as it was clear the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View is ultimately liable for room was filled with gas, one of the safety and maintenance of the workers apparently kept trythe facilities there, said attor- ing to light the burners, accordney Mary Alexander, who is ing to the claim filed on behalf representing two of the injured of Ramirez and Contreras. The gas caused a small, fiery exploworkers. “The city should have known sion, severely burning Rossini, about this — they have a non- Ramirez and Contreras. The three victims all say they delegable duty to maintain their equipment in a safe manner,” she have suffered a severe physical said. “These kitchen appliances and mental toll from the accident. weren’t hooked up right. The gas Contreras, for example, said he was coming out in a way that was burned across his face, neck, chest and extremities, and is still caused it to explode.” Alexander is currently lead- experiencing nightmares and ing a similar lawsuit against the flashbacks from the fire. Rossini’s attorneys initially city of Oakland for its role in the filed a lawsuit against Global deadly Ghost Ship fire. Mountain View attorneys, See SHORELINE FIRE, page 8 however, say any threats of By Mark Noack


Children in Imelda Barragan’s preschool class work on a project at the Latham Preschool at Castro Elementary. The Mountain View Whisman School District is preparing to add a low-cost, full-day preschool option.

Mountain View Whisman gears up for full-day preschool SUBSIDIZED PROGRAM AIMS TO BENEFIT PARENTS AND CHILDREN BOTH By Kevin Forestieri


n the latest move to improve early childhood education in the district, Mountain View Whisman school board members voted unanimously last week to pilot full-day preschool that will be offered at a fraction of the price of local private preschools. Starting this fall, the school district will offer up to 24 spots for children to enroll in full-day preschool, which lasts seven hours instead of three. Full-day programs offer more instructional time for students and greater freedom for parents

— particularly in low-income families — to pursue work and educational opportunities. The full-day preschool would cost $350 per month for families making less than $71,065 each year. The decision by trustees at the March 1 board meeting follows a string of votes by school board members to improve the preschool program since 2015, which cumulatively have expanded the program, raised the income eligibility requirements and opened the door for families from all income brackets — even those who don’t meet state income requirements

— to apply for the lower-cost preschool. The school board also voted to dip into the district’s coffers in 2015 in order to keep preschool spots open when state funding dried up. Since 2015, the number of available preschool spaces has increased from 140 to 224 — split between the Theuerkauf and Castro elementary school campuses. The board’s most vocal proponent of preschool education, Ellen Wheeler, told the Voice that the school district has done an enviable job of expanding preschool access compared to See PRESCHOOL, page 8

School district considers land swap with city for teacher housing By Kevin Forestieri


ountain View Whisman School District officials are considering a possible land swap with the city of Mountain View in order to build workforce housing for teachers and school staff. School board members agreed in closed session on March 1 to direct district staff to explore swapping district-owned

properties with the city, including the idea of trading portions or all of the 9.5 acres of district-owned land at Cooper Park — located in the heart of the Waverly Park neighborhood. The move comes after intense opposition from nearby residents, who oppose higherdensity housing development in Waverly Park and the loss of open space. School board members have

warmed up to the idea of building teacher housing in recent years, calling it an important step to retain staff amid the staggering cost of local housing. Surveys conducted by the district found that many teachers — more than two-thirds — are spending more than 30 percent of their paychecks on rent or mortgage payments, with just See COOPER PARK, page 10

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or city planning, trying to build a new transit system is about as tough as it gets. It requires years of forethought, vast property acquisition and a small fortune to build. Even more daunting — there are countless ways it can go wrong: fickle public support, cumbersome regulations or technology that promises far more than it can deliver. This is the multifaceted challenge that awaits Mountain View as city officials try to bring their vision of a new automated transit system to the next stage. Last week, city staff and consultants delivered a final version of a study into various transit technologies and how they could be adapted for Mountain View’s needs. Suffice it to say that there are plenty of tough decisions still ahead, which was abundantly clear as


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mat for more to come. At any rate, the number of inhabited vehicles in Mountain View has ballooned. A professional survey conducted in June 2016 counted 126 lived-in vehicles, mostly RVs. Last December, when the Mountain View police department performed its own count, the number of inhabited vehicles was tallied at just under 300. On Tuesday night, March 6, Mountain View’s tolerant stance toward the roadside RV encampments was put to the test. Despite increasing complaints of trash and crime problems, the City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman John McAlister opposed, to essentially hold the line. In doing so, the council majority declined to support stricter enforcement measures that might have driven hundreds of homeless people out of town. But city leaders indicated that the status quo was becoming unsustainable, and they signaled that harsher measures would need to eventually come once they could establish some kind of safe space for the RV dwellers to go. “Until we create an alternative for the bulk of people living in vehicles, we really aren’t solving the problem,” said Mayor Lenny Siegel. “If we make these programs work, then I believe that other cities will follow. “It’s better than trying to move the problem along,” he said. The meeting was a five-hour slog that waded into the many thorny issues surrounding people living out of their vehicles. Present at the meeting was a large turnout of housing advocates who emphatically urged 6

the City Council discussed it. “We should do whatever we can to help this to gel,” said Councilwoman Pat Showalter. “This is going to be very complex from a governance point of view and we’re going to need help to make it work.” The city embarked on this $200,000 transit study in early 2017 with the idea of finding a new automated system that could speedily bring about 8,500 daily passengers from the downtown transit center to the North Bayshore office park and possibly other locations. The city’s consultant team eventually selected two technologies that they believed could best serve this role. This included autonomous transit, a system that would operate similar to self-driving vehicles but on a dedicated roadway. Alternatively, the consultants also suggested the city should look into so-called “group-rapid

transit,” an automated system that would run on some kind of guideway and transport about two dozen people at a time. Yet, picking the right technology for the job was like trying to hit a moving target, explained project manager Jim Lightbody. He estimated there were as many as 100 different autonomous transit projects underway across the globe, many of which were testing out new technologies. “No one knows for sure, but many believe the technology for automated transit is going to be viable within five years or less,” he said. “The technology is moving ahead rapidly.” What was less clear, he reported, was the regulatory status for a self-running transit system. The Federal Transit Administration is beginning a five-year research

city leaders not to “criminalize poverty.” Their concerns were counterbalanced by dozens of letters and hundreds of past complaints from residents who have lost patience with having the homeless problem parked outside their front door. The controversy of the night was focused on a menu of options presented by city staff to ramp up parking and towing enforcement. Among these ideas, staff proposed prohibiting vehicles from parking on city streets if they were over a certain size or during certain times of the day. Alternatively, city officials also proposed creating some kind of permit system, in which people living out of vehicles would have to register with the city. The enforcement proposals were not fully fledged. City staffers said they wanted to get a sense for the political support on the council before they studied how these programs could work, logistically as well as legally. Echoing the concerns of many frustrated residents, council members Lisa Matichak and Margaret Abe-Koga both spoke in support of stricter measures to control the RV encampments. Matichak described accompanying police officers as they made the rounds to visit the city’s vehicle camps. While some deserved sympathy, her main takeaway was that many people were living on the street by choice, she said. “I don’t feel like the situation has improved. While some people have been helped, more people keep coming to town,” Matichak said. “We absolutely should do what we can for the folks who need help, but there’s other folks who are taking advantage of the situation.”

But a series of votes on studying these ramped-up enforcement measures came up short. In a 3-4 vote — with Siegel and council members Pat Showalter, Ken Rosenberg and Chris Clark opposed — the council shot down a motion by Abe-Koga to study restricting parking for large vehicles and creating a permitting system. Another split vote failed to pass a proposal to study new restrictions on RVs near city parks and streets with visibility concerns, such as Shoreline Boulevard. “This wouldn’t do anything to solve homelessness in Mountain View. It just moves it,” said Councilman Ken Rosenberg. “This seems to be an effort to make it seem like we’re doing something when we’re not.” The winning vote for the night was to maintain the status quo for just a little longer. City officials are putting forward new initiatives to aid the homeless, and they need a little more time to show results, said Councilman Chris Clark. In a 6-1 vote, the council agreed to keep enforcement largely the same with one significant modification: Clark requested giving the police discretion on when to tow vehicles. Previously, city officials said vehicles would typically be towed only after five citations or for serious safety concerns, according to city officials. Clark said the local police had demonstrated excellent judgment on this. McAlister voted against the proposal, saying he wanted to see some restrictions near city parks and more funding for law enforcement. Spending $230,000 for various short-term measures to aid the homeless proved less controversial on the council. The measures

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SYLVIA CLAY OSBORNE Sylvia Clay Osborne, a Mountain View resident, died peacefully and surrounded by family on Feb. 24 in Castro Valley, Calif. She was 79 years old. She was born on Christmas Day, in 1938 in Okolona, Mississippi to Luther and Lillie Kyle. While in Mississippi, she met Archie Osborne. He dreamed of raising a family in a prosperous town and fell in love with northern California. The couple relocated to Mountain View and were married on Sept. 16, 1959, and had four children. She first worked as a nurse and continued caring for others long after she left the profession. She was not only a wife and mother, but she also helped her husband run their moving company, Osborne Moving Co. For more than 30 years, they worked side by side to make Osborne Moving well-known in the Bay Area. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and could often be found at the park, caring for a grandchild, or showing her support at a school event. Family members describe her as selfless and dependable; she gave her love and affection willingly, asking nothing in return. She enjoyed cooking and baking for loved ones, and her sweet potato pie was the best around, her family said. She had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was incredibly infectious. She had a heart of gold and was so nurturing that everyone who knew her lovingly called her mom, according to family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Archie; her four brothers, James, Luther, Thomas and Eugene Kyle; and her sister Iola Taylor Bell. She is survived by her four children Tonia (Elwood) Jones, Angelo, Muhsin and Anthony Osborne; sisters Beatrice (George) Grundy of Beloit, Wisconsin, Juanita Donaldson and Minister Myrtle (John) Doaks of South Bend, Indiana; and two brothers Isaiah Kyle of Lithonia, Georgia and Joe (Ida) Kyle of South Bend, Indiana; eight grandchildren: Gabrielle White, Tiffany (Mike) Dunn, Jordan White, Brianna Barrett, Ashley Osborne, Kyle Osborne, Angelo Osborne Jr., and Caleb Osborne; and one great grandchild, Boston Paige. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W El Camino Real, Mountain View. include new funding for a “rapid rehousing” program, as well as for free showers and waste dumping for RV-dwellers and the cleanup costs for any biohazard spills. For leaky vehicles that cause health hazards, the city will put forward $30,000 to pay for the towing costs, in effect subsidizing tow yards for agreeing to take RVs and trailers. Some tow companies in the Bay Area reportedly are declining to take large campers and trailers because they are dilapidated and cost too much to move. Only one tow company will still take custody of large motorhomes in Los Angeles, a city dealing with its own homeless crisis. One promising sign for city leaders was a new nonprofit that will soon provide “safe parking lots” for people living in vehicles to stay. The group, calling itself Lots of Love, was started by several local churches who proposed the idea in 2015. Speaking for the group, Pastor Brian Leong of the Lord’s Grace Christian Church in Mountain View said that starting the nonprofit took much longer than expected, but he urged the city to give it a little more time.

“We’ve always been a caring and compassionate city,” he said. “If you cut RVs out of the city we won’t be able to get off the ground to see if safe parking can help the problem.” Yet it was not immediately clear how many vehicles the new nonprofit would be able to immediately take off the streets. Leong said the group still needed to hire a director, and then members would look to start a pilot program that would run for at least three months. The council agreed to contribute $55,000 to help fund the new nonprofit through mid-2019. Yet, even as the council majority pushed for a compassionate approach to the homeless problem, members hinted that their patience could soon reach its limits. “Our community has been more than willing to be tolerant with this so long as there was a plan and we would eventually return things to where they were,” Clark said. “When we have an alternative available we should move forward (with stricter enforcement), but I’m struggling with what to do in the interim.” Email Mark Noack at mnoack@ V

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and that Thompson has been an engaged administrator who has been deeply involved in PTA and English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings during her tenure. Parents are uneasy to see her leave, she said, particularly when the district is poised Steve Chesley to adopt a new e i g ht-p e r io d schedule next year. “This is something where the district owes parents an explanation,” Mirza Ryan Santiago said. “Whatever their decision is based on, I think it’s very important that we are given background on why this is happening so suddenly, with all the changes coming.” Graham ELAC president Janett Campos told the Voice that she’s been receiving a stream of phone calls and text messages from parents worried about Thompson


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the rest of Santa Clara County. Wheeler said much of the credit goes to preschool director Terri Wallace, who is on the ball whenever state money becomes available or a state law makes it easier for families to enroll for state-subsidized preschool. Eligibility requirements raised the income ceiling for families to apply under Assembly Bill 2368, which was authored by former State Assemblyman Rich Gordon and went into effect in January. Under the revised guidelines, the district doesn’t charge any preschool tuition if a family of four makes $71,065 or less a year.

leaving the school, which she said would be a huge loss for the Latino community at Graham. She has not only supported programs like the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), but has taken the time to show up at every single one of the sessions, Campos said. During the workshops, Campos said Thompson has made sure to Marcela Simoes provide families de Carvalho with dinner and child care, as well as tutoring from teachers on site. For families who speak English as a second language or don’t have a colKim Thompson lege education, losing Thompson amounts to losing their top advocate at the school, she said. “She has given a voice to the Hispanic community,” she said. “We’re going to fight, and do what we can to keep fighting for her.” The Friday announcement said that Heidi Galassi, the assistant principal at Graham, has been reassigned to become the new

principal of Landels Elementary, and that Santiago has been reassigned as the new assistant principal at Graham. That leaves in place only Assistant Principal Vern Taylor, who was appointed to the position at Graham last October. As a result, Graham’s entire leadership staff will have had little tenure at the school when the new bell schedule launches in August. The statement said that the district will conduct searches and “talk to school communities” in order to fill the remaining principal jobs. A second petition was launched to reinstate Chesley, which garnered close to 400 signatures as of Wednesday afternoon. Landels parent and PTA member Claire Blake emailed trustees saying she was “shocked and saddened” by the announcement to remove Chesley as principal, and that parents have been asking her for some kind of explanation. “All of them were saddened and angry at this news,” she said. “The lack of transparency around these changes is not only disappointing, but unfair to our community. The fact that the Landels community was not able to express any opinion on this is upsetting and not acceptable.”

Parents planned to host an open forum on Wednesday, March 7, for the Landels community, which was billed as an opportunity to discuss the leadership changes and ways to take action. Board president Laura Blakely told the Voice in an email that she is limited by the Brown Act and confidentiality protections for personnel, but said the board and district administrators arrived at the “extremely difficult” decision to change leadership at several schools, which she referred to as a “necessary” move to best serve the students at Landels, Mistral, Theuerkauf and Graham. Blakely said the school board voted to release the principals based on several factors including performance, evaluations, survey results and student academic performance for more than a year, and that each administrator was contacted by district leadership on “multiple occasions” leading up to last Friday’s announcement. She said she worked personally with the principals and respects and values their contributions, and that the decision was in the best interest of students. “I find the whole situation heartbreaking,” Blakely said. “Sadly, popularity and likability

on their own are not sufficient to ensure effective instructional leadership and great educational outcomes for kids.” Board members Jose Gutierrez and Tamara Wilson did not respond to requests for comment, and board members Ellen Wheeler and Greg Coladonato declined to comment, deferring to Blakely. The administrative shuffle comes after a number of key staffing changes in recent years, which has led to new leadership at every single school in the district within the last five years. After June 30, the longest serving district principal will be Terri Lambert, who has led Castro Elementary since the 2013-14 school year. Galassi rose through the district’s ranks from a math coach to being named assistant principal at Graham last year, before district officials named her as the new Landels principal last Friday. Galassi was among the staffers who struggled to implement the district’s sixth-grade digital math program Teach To One, which was scrapped partway through the 2016-17 school year after vocal parent opposition and a series of administrative missteps over the handling of its halfmillion dollar contract.

“Now we can finally have a fullday preschool operating at the same hours as regular elementary schools,” Wheeler said. “Wallace has been working on this for quite a while. It hasn’t been easy, but we are ahead of most of the county in what we can offer now.” Families earning too much under the state preschool eligibility guidelines can still apply, but the cost climbs quickly. Families making up to $8,624 in gross monthly income — regardless of family size — would pay $1,000 each month under the proposed fee schedule, and families making over $8,625 would pay $1,150. The schedule is still a fairly good deal compared to private preschool rates

in Mountain View, which range from $1,150 to $1,650 per month, according to the staff report. The downside to the pilot is that, by offering full-day preschool in the same number of classrooms that have hosted two daily half-day programs, fewer children can attend. The available spots drop from 224 to 198 under the full-day pilot, according to a district staff report. Despite that loss, Wallace said the pilot comes on the heels of a survey that found the vast majority of parents — 89 percent of respondents — were interested in a full, seven-hour program, which helps meet the needs of lower-income families with fewer options for child care. The benefits to preschool students and their families have been well-documented over the years. A 2006 study by the National Institute for Early Education Research found that students, even those who are behind on vocabulary and

literacy skills, can benefit and become ready for kindergarten through “extended-duration” preschool. The longer preschool day led to higher performance on both vocabulary and math skills compared to part-day preschool students, the study found, leading to better academic performance through at least the spring of first grade. “While further research is needed to augment this study of half-day versus extendedday preschool education, the results clearly indicate that duration matters,” the study said. “Extended-day preschool of good quality had dramatic and lasting effects on children’s learning across a broad range of knowledge and skills.” The study goes on to say that some children, particularly from low-income families with working parents, may miss out on preschool education altogether if half-day preschool is the only available option.

A 2016 report by the Urban Institute looked specifically at Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, where 3- and 4-year-old children from families making less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line are less likely to enroll in early childhood education than wealthier families. About half of these lower-income families are single-parent families or have two working parents, making it difficult to get children to and from part-day preschool during the work day. At the board meeting, Wheeler said that the district’s foray into full-day preschool is “unusual” in the sense that most school districts in the county and around the state do not offer the option at all, and described Wallace as somewhat of a trailblazer for taking the initiative. “A lot of people are watching us, and they are very interested in (Wallace’s) work,” she said. Email Kevin Forestieri at


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under 17 percent spending more than half of their take-home pay on housing. Twenty-two percent of respondents say they commute more than 46 minutes to work. The district paid $42,500 to the firm DCG Strategies Inc. to research workforce housing options, exploring all of the scenarios in which the school district could finance housing units on 11 district-owned sites. The feasibility study ultimately concluded that Cooper Park, which is the the former Whisman Elementary School site, would be the best option. But a large contingent of parents and residents in the Waverly Park neighborhood have come out in force against the idea of using the northern portion of Cooper Park for housing, decrying the loss of open space and claiming it would cause overcrowding, traffic problems and be “inconsistent” with the surrounding single-family residential neighborhood. Resident Richard Voytek, speaking as a member of a group called Save Cooper Park, said that residents are overwhelmingly supportive of efforts to

attract and retain quality teachers, but the idea of building three-story townhouses on open space — as the feasibility study suggests — would not be a welcome change for the neighborhood. He said the group now has “hundreds” of supporters, and lawn signs are cropping up in the Waverly Park area opposing the idea of developing the park. Another resident, Anna Silverman, said that building workforce housing amounts to taking away public property that belongs to the community, and that adding more residential development would exacerbate already terrible traffic in the area. Amid the higher-density development going up along El Camino Real, she said the city simply doesn’t have enough room for “another high rise” in the middle of Cooper Park. “How much more can this little city take?” she asked board members. Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph told the Voice in a statement Tuesday that after reviewing all of the options, it’s clear that a teacher housing project at Cooper or Whisman would be fraught with difficult trade-offs, and that there may be better options if the district works with the city.

“Building teacher housing on either Whisman or Eunice Avenue would be a Pyrrhic victory and ignores that this is a community issue,” Rudolph said. “The trustees recognize that we need to work with city staff to address teacher housing and preserve green space in our city.” District officials wasted no time after the board’s decision and began meeting with city staffers the next morning, although they declined to release information about specific city-owned properties that may be considered for a potential land swap. In a statement to the Voice on Tuesday, Mountain View City Manager Dan Rich said that city and district staff are in the early stages of exploring a variety of ideas to meet the “mutual goal” of preserving open space and providing affordable housing to teachers and others. “There is no specific proposal on the table at this time but we look forward to an ongoing dialogue with the district and will seek direction from the City Council if or when there is something more concrete to discuss,” Rich said. Email Kevin Forestieri at V


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program to draft new regulations for automated systems, but it could be a full decade before those rules are in place, he said. Similarly, city staff reported that issues such as liability and safety certifications for this technology are also still up in the air. As the council reviewed the final transit study, city staff were ready to pitch the next step — another study. This “Phase 2” study would examine possible routes, stations and system specifications. It would also lay out the right-of-way corridors needed as well as how the city would pay for it. The study could cost as much as $1 million, and city staffers said they would look for funding partners to help foot that bill. One obvious benefactor would be Google, which has already invested about $1 million in a similar study with the Valley Transportation Authority to study bringing light rail to North Bayshore. That study, initiated in 2015, is nearly complete, said Assistant Public Works Director Dawn Cameron. Her team had reviewed a draft version of the study, and the conclusion was that light rail would be prohibitively expensive, she said. Coincidentally, the Google study was “leaving the

door open” to newer transit systems like autonomous shuttles, she said. Some council members pondered whether other sections of the VTA light rail line might be repurposed for an upgraded transit line. VTA officials say their study commissioned with Google should be publicly available next month. “The reality is that light rail ridership is dropping quite rapidly,” said Councilwoman Margaret Abe-Koga. “Perhaps light rail is a thing of the past. Could this be a right of way for our system?” Mayor Lenny Siegel said the city needed to make a multipronged effort to advance the transit system. As a new round of studies begins, the city should be attempting to reach out to more community groups and seeking private partners. “I don’t want us to spend a couple years on writing a report to come up with the technology, and then try to figure out how to partner and build it,” he said. “I want us to meet with residents and employers and be ready when we (can) to go ahead and do it.” In a 7-0 vote, the council accepted the report and directed city staff to begin plans for the second phase of the study.


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like superheroes — that’s very convenient and it’s very easy,” he said. “But sometimes we lose balance and we have to stabilize ourselves holding something, so it’s not so cool, and it’s not easy.” Sure there are important experiments going on aboard the space station, but how do you know when it’s time Norishige Kanai to go to sleep, asked Nate, a f i r s t- g r a d e r. Kanai said he and the rest of the crew keep a close watch on a clock — set to Greenwich Scott Tingle Mean Time — in order to follow a consistent schedule, but circadian rhythms serve as an innate clock that helps astronauts know when it’s time to turn in for the day. And what’s it like to eat and drink in a zero-gravity environment, asked fifth-grade student Taili. Students got a kick out

of the answer when Tingle pulled out a plastic package and squeezed out a dark, undulating blob of fluid, which floated a few inches in front of his face before he snatched it up with his mouth. He said surface tension helps keep the fluid together in space, but you still have to be careful not to make a mess. Tingle and Kanai kept up with the questions — with a slight delay as the video feed reached low Earth orbit — answering everything from whether astronauts can grow food in space to whether it’s possible to see the Earth spinning from the International Space Station. Kanai said the station is whizzing around the planet at a rate of about 90 minutes per revolution, which is too fast for them to see the Earth spinning with the naked eye. But the denizens of the space station can observe that the Earth is spinning based on which portions of the planet are lit by the sun. “Let’s say we fly over California during the daytime, and the next time we fly over California it may be nighttime,” he said. “Then we can know, ‘Ah, Earth is definitely spinning.’” Heading the effort to bring the Q&A to Monta Loma was fourthgrade teacher Sean Dechter, who

was able to get a leg up on the application process through a parent at the school who works for NASA. He said he couldn’t have asked for a better event, which had no technical glitches and a polite and cooperative crowd of students. He said he hopes it inspired students to either become astronauts or consider careers in science and engineering fields. “I think the general idea of students talking to astronauts while they’re in space is pretty amazing,” he said. While the presentation was out of this world, NASA Ames Director Eugene Tu told Monta Loma students that research and experiments for space flight happen virtually next door at Ames Research Center at Moffett Field. He encouraged the kids to nag their parents and teachers for a field trip to come by and visit so they can see firsthand the science research that goes into planning space missions. The event was well-attended by local elected officials, including City Council and school board members as well as Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, who described the International Space Station as an important success story where nations all over the world work together toward a common goal. She said


A live video call between the International Space Station and Monta Loma school gave students a chance to ask questions and marvel at the antics of astronauts in zero gravity.

the diverse group of students at Monta Loma represent their own version of the International Space Station right at home. Monta Loma Principal Gloria Higgins said Eshoo’s comments really hit home. The school not only touts ethnic and economic diversity among families, but also career backgrounds, with a large contingent of families

from high-tech companies and members of the military in the school’s community. “We have families from all over the world, and the International Space Station is just a symbol of that,” she said. “And I know we had some teachers who got a little teary eyed when they heard that.” Email Kevin Forestieri at V

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PRINCIPAL CHANGES I truly believe the superintendent and school board thinks they are doing what’s best and seeking new school site leadership based on what they know, and what we don’t; they could be right. But they are wrong that it has to be a painful process to get there. School reform often wrongly equates the degree of collective pain with the degree of academic outcome. This strategy is a mismatch for Mountain View, as when stakeholders are disengaged, Mountain View schools lose a valuable asset. You have a new superintendent who believes MVWSD can do more, and sooner. These are good traits to have in a Silicon Valley school district surrounded by potential resources but stunted in its past performance with students on both ends of academic achievement. The superintendent’s failing is not realizing the power of stakeholder inclusion and empowerment. The school board’s failing is not demanding he value and grow in those areas. Or at the least, warn him of community concerns in advance. Who would not foresee that selling school land to private development or moving half the district’s principals and not including the community in the principal selection process would deeply concern many people? Perhaps the board did see, and thought the approach should be to ride it out. Whatever is causing these rolling controversies, it speaks to the fundamental culture problem that the district looks down on stakeholder inclusion and empowerment. A shame when the latent resources and skills of the community are going to be the best way to quickly achieve what the superintendent so rightly wants for MV: a swift improvement of schools for all children. Christopher Chiang Space Park Way

of these cyclists are “commuters,” just like some of those we encounter on the freeways during rush hour. Who hasn’t seen carpool violators, unsafe lane changes, etc.? Commuters are on a mission, and to be fair, not all commuters behave badly. Instead of depending on police “enforcement” or volunteers to teach etiquette, here are a few ideas that might help: QOn the tight underpasses (101 and 85), create a “safe space” for the walkers by dividing the trail. Put a rail up taking 1/3 of the trail that defines the “protected walking lane.” Leave the other 2/3 for the bikes; if they experience a few head-on collisions while going too fast through the narrower passageway, maybe they will slow down. Q Re-provision areas of the trail that were retired when we upgraded to our “Cadillac trail” — the dirt path behind Whisman Park (on the east side of the creek) between Moffett and Middlefield, sections bordering 85 between El Camino and Heatherstone/ Dale, the creekside lower trail below the levee in North Bayshore, etc. Designate these paths “for walkers only.” Q Let Google and every other business in North Bayshore that is encouraging bike commutes fund their own “commute trails” on their property. Start this right after the 101 underpass, leaving the levee walkways for recreational use. Lastly, upon reflecting on the last 10 to 15 years of “cyclist’s rights” — demanding safe/protected space from autos, and cities taking great pains and money to satisfy them — perhaps the time is right for the “pedestrian rights” movement, for “safety and protection” from the perils of having to share trails and walkways with cyclists. Robbie Gray Shoreline West



After reading the recent article about the walker/bicyclist issues on the Stevens Creek Trail (“Safety a big concern on heavily used Stevens Creek Trail,” March 2) I feel I must weigh in on this. As with many things in life, there are “laws and enforcement” and there is simple etiquette. Many

Regarding “Safety a big concern on heavily used Stevens Creek Trail,” March 2. What is the point of a speed limit on the trail if you concede that it won’t be enforced and citations won’t be issued? I feel safer biking on Middlefield Road to Palo Alto than I do biking on Stevens

Creek Trail from the Hetch Hetchy Trail to Evelyn Avenue. When I regularly used the trail, I saw at least one unsafe pass every day. There is little regard given to the distance between the passing bike and the pedestrians and slower bikes being passed, as if these people were pylons in a slalom course. The simple act of braking to avoid an unsafe passing situation is seldom seen. The prevailing attitude seems to be that there is no problem with this type of passing as long as no one gets hurt. Those who want to bike fast should find a street route. The trail should be safely used and enjoyed by all pedestrians and bikers. This is an issue of respect for others, or lack thereof. Sometimes I feel like I live in The Land of Misfit Boys, where apparently, the boys can behave badly without ramifications. Tom Prieto Sherland Avenue

MEASURE V PROTECTING MOUNTAIN VIEW Our housing problems are regional, and so are our housing conversations. At the recent meeting on Palo Alto renter protections, there were many out of town landlords speaking there. Ms. Sivyer-Lee (Letters, March 2) says that Measure V affects landlords. That is true — they need to pay a $13 per month fee on every unit, and they need to limit their annual increases to the inflation rate. Rent increases higher than the inflation rate are generally harmful to renters, who cannot count on big pay raises. Big rent increases are certainly harmful to retired residents living on pensions and Social Security. Ms. Sivyer Lee says she was “always a more than reasonable landlord,” but was she in the habit of increasing rents by more than the inflation rate? Was she benefiting her finances at the expense of her tenants? Good landlords set a fair move in rent, and then have reasonable annual increases. Measure V, approved by Mountain View voters, requires that all rent increases are reasonable. All of Mountain View should care about Measure V. I am a homeowner who doesn’t want to lose my renter friends, and I don’t want to see a new face at the grocery store checkout every week. Measure V is

protecting the Mountain View that I want to keep. Mountain View rents are still very high, but I am so grateful that rent increases have finally been limited by Measure V. Irene Yoshida Ada Avenue

JUDGES ARE OFTEN NOT ELECTED Two years ago, Judge Aaron Persky “won” his third six-year term as a California Superior Court Judge in Santa Clara County when no one ran against him. He had originally been appointed to the seat. Gubernatorial appointments of trial court judges in California only occur to fill vacancies, but virtually all judges retire before their final terms have concluded precisely to create such vacancies and perpetuate the appointment of judges — instead of their actual election. Every two years, a third of the judges of the Superior Court are up for election and almost every one “wins” by default. So it is this year. While activists focused on recalling one judge, another 24 in our county just won new six-year terms unopposed. Their names will not even appear on the ballot. I saw retired Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell on national cable TV recently state that no judge of the 77-judge trial court in this county would have sentenced Brock Turner to prison in 2015 before it became mandatory under changes in California statutes (made as a result of the publicity in the case). That does not mean that Judge Persky was or was not “tough enough” on Brock Turner. But, if true, it does suggest that Judge Persky was not the problem. A third of local judges are women. Personally, I think the criminal justice system has always gone far too easy on sex offenders. A serial rapist or child molester should die in prison. But the Brock Turner case presented other issues. Plus, and in the interest of full disclosure, I am an attorney who has appeared before Judge Persky — including for trial. I have found him to be extremely smart, knowledgeable, dedicated, eventempered and even-handed. Some other judges, not so much. Gary Wesley Continental Circle

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s Spring settles in and the days get longer, you might feel more inclined to go outside, take a walk or become more active in general. Now is the perfect time to get out, learn something new or improve on something you’ve been wanting to return to — and make this year count. Whether you’re looking to cook nutricious meals, stay fit with yoga or cultivate painting and sculpting techniques, we’ve got you covered. This list is sure to fulfill at least one of your goals, interests or passions. The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and the Mountain View Voice.

DANCE ALBERTO’S SALSA STUDIO & ULTRA LOUNGE 736 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-968-3007,, Alberto’s holds lessons throughout the week for salsa (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), bachata (Wednesdays) and tango (Sundays) styles of dancing for beginners and those with more experience.

BAYER BALLET ACADEMY 2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 650-988-9971,, Bayer Ballet Academy is a school of Russian ballet that teaches the Vaganova method beginning with children at age 3. The academy offers a variety of classes to prepare students for the professional level, as well as a new program specifically for boys.

L’ECOLE DE DANSE 740 Sierra Vista Ave., Unit G, Mountain View, 650-365-4596, L’Ecole de Danse offers a full ballet curriculum starting at age 7. They also offer classes for adults either wishing to resume ballet or looking to explore it. Annual performances

offer onstage experience.

MAMBONOVA DANCE STUDIO 223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, 925-250-9552,, MamboNova Dance Company offers group lessons in salsa and bachata. Private dance classes are also offered for individuals and couples.

NEW CENTURY DANCE SCHOOL 223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, 650-924-5000, The New Century Dance School guides students children (beginning at age 4) and adults in classical Chinese dance, ballet, movement arts, meditation and exercise.

PACIFIC BALLET ACADEMY 295 Polaris Ave., Mountain View, 650-969-4614,, The Pacific Ballet Academy instructs students ranging in age from 3 1/2 to 18 in the Russian ballet method. Adult classes are also offered, for beginning and intermediate dancers.

WESTERN BALLET 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., #B, Mountain View, 650-968-4455, Western Ballet holds ballet classes that draw

from the Russian Vaganova method and the newer more “open” classical method. Classes are available for children, teens and adults and for both newcomers and those pursuing professional careers.

HEALTH & WELLNESS ADVANTAGE AVIATION 1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-494-7248, info@advantage-aviation. com, With many instructors, Advantage Aviation has a selection of flying classes that train new pilots as well as help more experienced ones acquire needed licenses.


3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, 650-965-7474,, Shoreline Lake’s Boathouse offers a variety of group lessons for sailing, stand-up paddling, kayaking and windsurfing, as well as private lessons.

YOGA BELLY 455 Castro St., Mountain View, 650-862-3976,, Yoga Belly offers yoga classes in heated and non-heated rooms, more physical YBX classes and Yoga Tune Up sessions, which combine yoga, corrective exercise and self-massage.



280 Polaris Ave., Mountain View, 650-625-1333, Flying Fish Swim School in Mountain View offers group and private swimming instruction for all ages and skill levels. Online registration is available for classes.

590 Castro St., Mountain View, 650-964-5277,, Yoga is Youthfulness offers classes for students of all levels daily, including early in the morning and in the evenings. Classes teach ashtanga, iyengar and hatha styles of yoga, as well as other subjects like prenatal yoga and meditation.

INTEGRATED HEALING ARTS 4153-4161 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, 650-493-7030,, Integrated Healing Arts instructors teach ongoing classes on meditation, self-development, self-realization, tai chi, qigong and spiritual health.

Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View, 650-941-1002,, Jacki Sorensen’s Fitness Classes offers classes multiple times weekly that mix elements of dance, stretching and flexibility, cardio and weight training in a comforting environment that welcomes all fitness levels. Classes meet at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays year-round.

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View, 650-903-6331, Open for boys and girls of all abilities, Kidz Love Soccer provides soccer classes that encourage sportsmanship, esteem, learning and fun. Spring classes start in early April.

KIM GRANT TENNIS ACADEMY 3005 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650-752-8061, The Kim Grant Tennis Academy organizes an array of tennis classes and programs for adults and children, as well as those with special needs. Spring clinics started on Feb. 27 and summer camps are now open.

MOUNTAIN VIEW TENNIS Cuesta Tennis Center, 685 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View, 650-967-5955,, Taught by certified professionals, Mountain View Tennis’ affordable programs for youth and adult tennis players of all levels are held at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman and Cooper courts. The spring session started on Feb. 24, and registration is open.

THE LITTLE GYM OF MOUNTAIN VIEW 1910-F W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 650-961-8100,, The Little Gym offers a range of classes for children from 4 months to 12 years of age Q Mountain View Voice Q Q March 9, 2018


1776 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, 650-967-5702, California Yoga Center in Mountain View holds asana yoga classes for students at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The center also holds classes on pranayama, restorative yoga and back care.



with a mission to facilitate holistic skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter. Classes combine physical activity, gymnastics, games and arts and crafts.

MUSIC, ARTS & CRAFTS COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ARTS Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, 650-917-6800,, The Community School of Music and Arts offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts, with courses suited for adults and children as young as preschoolage. There are a variety of classes and registration is now open for Spring and Summer.

CUSTOM HANDWEAVERS 2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 650-967-0831,, Ongoing classes — both day and evening sessions — are offered in weaving for all experience levels. Workshops on different weaving techniques (Navajo, tapestry and Temari) are held periodically.

PENINSULA YOUTH THEATRE 2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 650-988-8798,, Peninsula Youth Theatre offers drama classes in acting, musical theater and other skills to children of various abilities and ages. Registration for the week-long April camp is now open, and online registration for summer camps is now open.

SAVVY CELLAR BAR & WINE SHOP 750 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View, 650-969-3958,, Savvy Cellars Wines holds occasional classes on various wines and wine topics, including regional wines, wine-food pairing and wine tasting for novices. Students must be 21 or older to attend.

TUMASOV FINE ART STUDIO 823 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 415-490-8925, tumasovfineartstudio@, The studio offers workshops and classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, piano and more, as well as an after-school art program for kids.

VEKSLER ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DANCE 1710 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, 650-254-0777,

This school program teaches ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop dance classes for youth ages 3 and up. Group music programs include preschool music classes and a children’s choir. Private music lessons are also available.

WEST VALLEY MUSIC 262 Castro St., Mountain View, 650-961-1566,, West Valley Music helps students further their music skills or try their hand at different instruments. Group lessons are held for instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele and violin, as well as band and orchestra. Private lessons are also offered.

THE MIDPEN MEDIA CENTER 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, 650-494-8686,, The center offers workshops for a range of media arts, including video production, photo enhancement, studio work and more. The center suggests starting with one of its free hour-long orientation sessions.

OPUS1 MUSIC STUDIO 1350 Grant Road, #5, Mountain View, 650-625-9955, Opus1 Music Studio holds group music lessons for young children, including classes for first-time music learners (ages 3 to 6) and sessions on piano performance and music theory. Private lessons are also offered.

PALO ALTO ART CENTER 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-2366, Palo Alto Art Center classes and workshops — teaching children, teens and adults — cover such areas as ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture, Adobe PhotoShop and more.

SUR LA TABLE COOKING SCHOOL 57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, 650-289-0019,, Sur La Table offers hands-on cooking classes, guiding students in making regional cuisines, themed meals or special foods like bread, croissants and baked goods. Classes for kids, teens and adults are available.

PARENTING CHILDREN’S HEALTH COUNCIL 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, 650-326-5530,, Children’s Health Council holds a variety of classes touching on child-behavior issues, dyslexia, anxiety and depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and other topics related to encouraging all children’s success. Available from September to May, all classes are taught by the organization’s experts.

PARENTS PLACE 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, 650-688-3040, location/peninsula A resource center for parents, Parents Place on the Peninsula offers workshops on subjects ranging from sibling rivalry to building a child’s self-esteem and confidence. Parent and child activity groups are also organized.

EDUCATION ACTION DAY PRIMARY PLUS 333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View, 650-967-3780,, Action Day Primary Plus in Mountain View serves infants and children in preschool and kindergarten. The school offers enrichment activities and extended day care, and its facilities are spacious.

BUILDING KIDZ 250 E. Dana St., Mountain View, 650-967-8000,,

Spring Class Guide Building Kidz School provides infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten and school age care that encourages a lifelong interest in learning through academics and performing arts. Before- and after-school programs are also offered.

EMERSON SCHOOL 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-424-1267, emersonschool@headsup. org, Emerson School provides a full-day, yearround program for grades one to eight, teaching a personalized, Montessori curriculum. Lessons draw from classical subjects and other areas, including art, music, foreign language, physical education, communication, life skills and more.

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SILICON VALLEY 310 Easy St., Mountain View, 650-254-0748,, gissv-home-english The German International School of Silicon Valley is a private school providing preschool to high school students with a bilingual education. The school also offers German language courses for all ages on Saturdays, as well as adult and corporate courses on weekdays.

HEADSUP! CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-424-1221,, HeadsUp! Child Development Center serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers (to age 6) with a full-day program, year-round. The Montessori curriculum focuses on building thinking skills and personal values. A bilingual Chinese-English preschool classroom is also available.

LIVING WISDOM HIGH SCHOOL OF PALO ALTO 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Cubberley Community Center, 650-646-1066,, Living Wisdom High School serves ninth through 12th grade, and offers a strong emphasis on personalized learning as well as project-based, experiential, in-depth study rooted in creativity, inner development, compassion, critical thinking and problem-solving. Additionally, daily yoga and meditation instruction is included, and curriculum includes a balanced approach to academics and well-being through outdoor adventures and field trips abroad.

LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL OF PALO ALTO 456 College Ave., Palo Alto, 650-462-8150,, See 6-minute video at Offering daily yoga and meditation and experiential, project-based learning, Living Wisdom School has 24 years of experience, serving grades TK through eighth grade. It offers a 1:6 teacher-student ratio in kindergarten; an integrated arts program which includes music, theater, art and dance; a balanced approach to technology; and after-school care.


independence and cooperation, creative expression and a love of learning.

3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 650-223-8788,, The Oshman Family JCC’s award-winning preschool program provides an atmosphere for building healthy and positive learning experiences. The Yad B’ Yad program is for children 12 to 18 months of age. Parent/caregiver participation programs are available for children 12 to 23 months old.


MUSTARD SEED LEARNING CENTER 2585 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-494-7389,, The Mustard Seed Learning Center is an after-school tutoring and care program that teaches local youth to speak Mandarin Chinese, in addition to emphasizing social development and excellence in mathematics, science, arts and music. It also has a preschool program.


2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-424-1267, writenow-writing-camps The writing course is designed to improve student’s skills in formal, informal and creative writing. Individualized coaching is used to help with his/her thinking, writing and revising and presentation skill.

YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SILICON VALLEY (YCIS) 310 Easy St., Mountain View, 650-903-0986,, YCIS provides a multicultural and bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) education to children from preschool to middle school. Teachers facilitate student’s academic, personal and social development and emphasize a global perspective.


2462 Wyandotte St., Mountain View, 650-493-7071,, Palo Alto Prep School is a private high school that offers a mixture of flexibility and structure, embraces differences, facilitates academic and social success, and prepares students for college.

4000 Middlefield Road I-2, Palo Alto, 650-289-5400, Avenidas offers a plethora of classes, as well as lectures and workshops, for seniors focusing on topics such as general health, physical fitness, languages, humanities, computing, music and writing. Membership costs, fees and class descriptions are listed on the website.



First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, 650-766-5084 This summer camp offers a chamber music workshop during which students will experience playing in a trio or quartet. Each five-day session includes coachings, a masterclass and a Friday concert. At least one year of private lessons is required, and the first session starts on June 12.

3921 Fabian Way, Suite A023, Palo Alto, 650-858-6990,, info@ The Bay Area Friendship Circle offers programs for kids and teens with special needs ages 2 to 22 year-round as well as winter and summer camps. Trained teen volunteers provide one-on-one friendship and support. This year’s first summer camp will be held from July 30- Aug. 3. To register for programs or camp visit their website.

SAND HILL SCHOOL 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, 650-688-3605,, As part of the Children’s Health Council, Sand Hill School teaches children from kindergarten through eighth grade with language-based learning differences, and assists with the attention and social difficulties that go along with them.

VENTANA SCHOOL 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, 650-948-2121,, Ventana School is a progressive, Episcopal preschool and elementary school with a Reggio-inspired curriculum, located in the Los Altos Hills. Applications are available online

WALDORF SCHOOL OF THE PENINSULA Mountain View Campus, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, 650-417-7600,, Waldorf School of the Peninsula serves children from nursery up through high school. Areas of focus include fostering self-discipline, critical thinking,

LANGUAGE CLASSES AT THE PALO ALTO ADULT SCHOOL Palo Alto High School, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-3752,, Classes are offered in Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. The classes cover beginning and advanced skills and sometimes literature and arts.

MOUNTAIN VIEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, 650-964-9426,, The Seniors Activity Program at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple holds activities and crafts on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon. A community of over 50 seniors meet weekly to socialize and congregate. Lunches, trips and special activities are also planned during the year.


net/MVLA_Adult_Education/ The adult school offers courses in arts and crafts, computer skills, vocational skills, English as a second language, music, dance, needlework, family education, physical fitness and more. The school also has high school diploma and GED preparation programs. Spring registration is now open, and classes start on March 20.

Stanford Continuing Studies organizes classes in liberal arts and sciences, creative writing and professional and personal development. Courses are held in the evenings or on Saturdays. Stanford Continuing Studies also presents lectures, performances, conferences and other events.


Class Guides are published quarterly in the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice and the Almanac. Descriptions of classes offered in Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Woodside are provided. Listings are free and subject to editing. Due to space constraints, classes held in the above cities are given priority.

266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, 650-903-6330,, The Mountain View Senior Center organizes a wide array of classes exploring topics and activities such as art, music, dance, languages, computer use and exercise — including Feldenkrais and pickleball, a low-impact game played with a paddle.

PALO ALTO ADULT SCHOOL Palo Alto High School, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-3752,, Computer, language, cooking, writing, art, outdoor and finance classes — and many other offerings — are available through the Palo Alto Adult School. Registration for the spring session began March 2, and classes start on March 26.

STANFORD CONTINUING STUDIES Littlefield Center, 365 Lasuen St., Stanford, 650-725-2650, continuingstudies@stanford. edu,

To inquire about submitting a listing for the next Class Guide, email Editorial Assistant Christine Lee at clee@paweekly. com or call 650-223-6526. To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide, call the display advertising department at 650-326-8210.

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Doralee (Allie Townsend), Violet (Glenna Murillo) and Judy (Rachelle Abbey) fantasize about taking down their chauvinistic boss in Foothill Music Theatre’s “9 to 5 The Musical.”



t’s been nearly 40 years (!) since the feminist workplacerevenge film “9 to 5” was released but, alas, the grievances the three female protagonists have against their loathsome boss — sexual harassment, glass ceilings and unequal pay — remain surprisingly pertinent in the year 2018, even if sexism now comes in subtler shades. “9 to 5” was turned into a Broadway musical a decade ago, and Foothill Music Theatre is currently presenting a revival, just in time to jump on the #MeToo bandwagon. The show is an enjoyable — albeit pretty corny — production. The plot sticks closely to that of the movie, including keeping its 1979 setting. In a branch office of a generic business corporation, lecherous, incompetent Franklin Hart (Aaron Hurley) makes life miserable for his female underlings, including office manager Violet (Glenna Murillo), who should have been promoted into upper management long ago; sexy, southern Doralee (Allie Townsend), who’s sick of being treated like a piece of meat by the men and ostracized by the rumorchurning women; and meek new hire Judy (Rachelle Abbey), who’s

never had a job before but is forced to join the workforce after her husband dumps her for his young secretary. When Hart’s bad behavior pushes the trio too far, they form an alliance built on vengeance and a growing sense of self-worth. Wacky kidnapping highjinx, boob jokes, power ballads and you-go-girl sentiments ensue. National treasure Parton, who wrote the irresistible title track and starred as Doralee in the original film, also wrote the lyrics and music for the play. Parton is a wonderful songwriter, especially gifted at heartfelt, plainspoken storytelling matched with infectious melodies, but the “9 to 5 The Musical” soundtrack, while pleasant, is not her best work. It’s an adequate but somewhat bland assortment of country, pop and ballad-tinged showtunes designed for commercial, mainstream appeal. Nothing reaches the level of the theme song, with its twang-meet-disco insistent rhythm. The Foothill orchestra does an excellent job keeping the ‘70s sounds going strong throughout, and the cast proves capable at singing and busting out some goofy dance moves. The character of Doralee was clearly written with Parton in

mind and she gets one of the best songs: “Backwoods Barbie.” Townsend goes overboard in her attempt at delivering a Parton impression, with some struggles with her “hillbilly” accent, but she’s a good singer and captures some of the Dollywood charm. Murillo is likeable as the sensible Violet and has a good time with the sultry number “One of the Boys,” a clear homage to the style of “Chicago,” while Abbey as Judy best captures the retro vibe of the show, with her voice and mannerisms reminiscent of an older era. She also gets the most blatantly vintage costumes (by Chiara Cola) and shows off her lovely voice on her big second-act number, “Get Out And Stay Out.” Hurley gets to ham it up as the odious Hart, more buffoon than true menace in this version, while his frumpy personal secretary Roz (Angela Cesena), blind to his many faults, secretly pines for him. It’s a tired trope, but Cesena has an especially strong voice and commanding stage presence and makes the most of her character. The script was written by Patricia Resnick, who also wrote the film, and the jokes fly freely, including humor based on the now-obsolete office technology of the ‘70s and some anachronistic references delivered with a wink, so if quips based on Xerox machines, typewriters and Ataris are your thing, you’ll come away satisfied. The scenes


The heroines of “9 to 5 The Musical” realize they’ve made a grave mistake in a pivotal scene.

in which the women act out their fantasies of getting rid of Hart may have seemed audacious in the 1980 movie (Judy imagines herself a femme fatale from film noir; Doralee is a rootin’, tootin’ cowgirl; Violet’s a toxic fairytale queen) but here, the gag seems to drag on too long. Still, the main characters are loveable, the villain suitably jeer-worthy and the energy high and giddily positive. Audiences will get a kick out of the “empowerment” message of the show in spite of — or maybe because of — the cheesy, nostalgia packaging, and a dose of Dolly Parton always brightens up an evening. It’s also worth remembering that most of the hardworking cast members no doubt toil at “9 to 5” Silicon Valley day jobs of

their own and still find the time and inspiration to nurture their love of theater. Foothill’s “9 to 5” never feels like a professional production but for a post-office evening out, it works just fine. Email Karla Kane at V

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Teena Arora demonstrates how to make pakora during a cooking class she offers through her company Explore Culinary Arts.

A culinary education


A A variety of whole spices are ready for use at a March 2 cooking class held in Redwood City.


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t least twice a month, passionate chefs and hungry students gather for cooking classes offered by Explore Culinary Arts at the Atherton Appliance and Kitchens showroom in Redwood City. Eager pupils range from newlyweds to sweet 16 party-goers, but most are groups from companies like Facebook, Groupon and Google seeking creative team-building activities outside the office. Through cooking classes, personal chef services and corporate teambuilding events, the company aims to

teach that cooking a fresh, wholesome meal can be a fun — and manageable — feat. “I think the mindset still exists that people don’t have the time or the interest to cook,” said Teena Arora, founder of Explore Culinary Arts. “But if I can just show them that it’s not treacherous, they can make meals in 30 minutes.” Arora grew up in the restaurant industry. Her parents owned multiple businesses in Minneapolis, including an Indian restaurant that she said attracted the likes of Prince and members of Led Zeppelin. Her experience


Above: Students grill chicken kabobs during a group cooking class on March 2. Right: A cooking student peels an apple for a salad.

working there stayed with her, though she never aspired to open her own restaurant, calling it a “tiresome” undertaking. Instead, she directed her passion for food toward educating others about the importance and joy of cooking for oneself. While in college in

Minneapolis, Arora began to offer classes at a local adult school and a Whole Foods Market through her personal company, Currysutra, which focuses mainly on vegetarian and vegan cuisine. For many years, Currysutra was Arora’s creative outlet on

evenings and weekends. She still operates the company but is now focusing full time on Explore. Arora started Explore with a friend and colleague, Tony Dietz, after deciding to leave her corporate job in 2016. See CULINARY ARTS, page 22

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A platter of pakora made by students is passed around the Explore Culinary Arts class on March 2.

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Explore offers a range of culinary services, with aspirations to expand in the future. Personal-cooking services vary by client — for example, the Explore team has cooked a week’s worth of meals for some clients and taught private classes for others. Personal chef services cost $99 per hour with a minimum of three hours and a flat $50 fee is charged for groceries, with a travel fee for customers located farther north than South San Francisco and farther south than Sunnyvale. Explore has also served as a restaurant consultant for a vegan restaurant in San Jose, where Arora’s team created 12 new menu items. The chef-instructors at Explore bring a wealth of knowledge to the kitchen, she said. Amy Fothergill, for example, has 25 years of cooking experience in restaurants and hotels and is the author of a gluten-free cookbook. Another is Bruno Ponsot, who was born, raised and trained in France and has won 12 medals in American Culinary Federation-sanctioned cooking competitions. Explore Culinary Arts offers a variety of classes, ranging from $100 to $250 per person, that can be tailored to meet different goals. (Be sure to check with the chef before registering, though, as each sets his or her own price points, and some have a minimum number of students required.) Arora runs a tight ship in her classes. She will spend three to four hours prepping the ingredients for her corporate teambuilding classes and baking the dessert, which is always on the house. Students arrive to find stations instructing them on how to prepare a particular course

of the meal. Throughout the evening, the Explore team offers helpful tips on how to best prepare the ingredients and swiftly cleans the space as the night progresses. Varun Sood, a director of engineering at Groupon, recently attended an Indian/Mediterranean cuisine-themed class with some of his colleagues. Together, they made chicken kebabs, a Mediterranean salad, potatoes and pakora, a fritter made of vegetables and sometimes meat. “I don’t think we’ve ever talked so much to each other outside of this class,” he said. With pop music playing overhead and wine glasses in hand, participants get a casual setting in which to chat about non-work matters — and tease one another about their chopping skills. As the students eat the dinner they just worked together to prepare, Arora and her staff quietly eat dinner of their own and within 10 minutes are bustling in the kitchen once again — washing dishes, clearing the space and plating dessert. The Explore staff works quickly, and with customers always in sight, the team is required to be “on” all evening, but with none of the drama that cooking shows might lead students to expect. (Arora says she was, however, recently approached by Chopped, a Food Network cooking competition show, which is searching for Bay Area chefs to participate.) “It’s a culinary orchestra and we all have a part to play,” Arora said. Arora said she hopes to expand her offerings in the future to include pop-up dinner tastings, cookbook clubs, mindful eating and wellness seminars, Ayurvedic cooking, workshops for industry professionals and culinary tours. Email Marley Arechiga at V

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Stanford Water Polo Camps

ATHLETICS Dance Connection Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Share the joy of dance with us! Our studio is an extended family and a home away from home for many community members, and we value the positive energy and atmosphere that we strive to provide. For children and teens. Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical/ Contemporary, Children’s Combination. Events/Summer Dance Camps - Summer Session for ages 3 - adults: June 11-August 4. (650) 852-0418 or (650) 322-7032

Kim Grant Tennis Academy Summer Camps

Palo Alto Monterey Bay

Fun and specialized junior camps for Mini (3-5), Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, High Performance and Elite tennis levels. Weekly programs designed by Kim Grant to improve player technique, fitness, agility, mental toughness and all around game. Weekly camps in Palo Alto and sleep-away camps at Meadowbrook Swim and Tennis.

(650) 752-8061


New to water polo or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half-day or full-day options for boys and girls ages 7 and up. All camps provide fundamental skills, scrimmages and games. (650) 725-9016

Wheel Kids Bike Camps

Palo Alto

At Addison Elem. Adventure Riding Camp for grades 1 - 8, Two Wheelers Club for grades K - 3. Week long programs from 8:30 - 4, starting June 4th. Join us as we embark on bicycling adventures for the more experienced rider or help those just learning to ride.

(650) 646-5435

YMCA of Silicon Valley Summer Camps

Silicon Valley

At the Y, children and teens of all abilities acquire new skills, make friends, and feel that they belong. With hundreds of Summer Day Camps plus Overnight Camps, you will find a camp that’s right for your family. Financial assistance is available.

(408) 351-6473


Mountain View Tennis Summer Camps

Mountain View

Harker Summer Programs

San Jose

Choose from 10 weeks of Tennis Camp – plenty of play time, focus on fundamentals & sportsmanship, talented coaches, Cuesta courts. Full day or morning camp for 7 to 14 year olds and new, morning camp for 5 to 6 year olds. Discounts for residents and registering by 3/31.

The Harker School’s summer programs for children K-grade 12 offer the perfect balance of learning and fun! Programs are led by dedicated faculty and staff who are experts at combining summer fun and learning. Strong academics and inspiring enrichment programs are offered in full-day, partial and morning-only sessions.

(650) 967-5955

Nike Tennis Camps

Bay Area

(408) 553-5737

i2 Camp at Castilleja School

Palo Alto

Junior overnight and day tennis camps for boys and girls, ages 9-18 offered throughout June, July and August. Adult weekend clinics available June and Aug. Camps directed by head men’s coach, Paul Goldstein, head women’s coach, Lele Forood, and associate men’s and women’s coaches, Brandon Coupe and Frankie Brennan. Join the fun and get better at tennis this summer.

i2 Camp offers week-long immersion programs that engage middle school girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The fun and intimate hands-on activities of the courses strive to excite and inspire participants about STEM, creating enthusiasm that will hopefully spill over to their schoolwork and school choices in future years.

(800) 645-3226

(650) 470-7833

Palo Alto/La Honda

iD Tech Camps Campbell

Stanford/Bay Area

Run for Fun Camps

Run for Fun’s mission is to provide creative and engaging play for all youth by getting kids active in an inclusive community centered around outdoor fun! We pride ourselves on hiring an enthusiastic, highly trained staff who love what they do. Summer 2018 features four weeks of Adventure Day Camp and two weeks of Overnight Camp High Five. Adventure Day Camp is a new discovery every day filled with sports, crafts and nature, including explorations to Camp Jones Gulch, Capitola Beach, Foothills Park, Shoreline Lake and Great America. Camp High Five is six days and five nights of traditional overnight camp mixed with challengeby-choice activities, campfires, friendships and lots of laughter. (650) 823-5167

Spartans Sports Camp

Mountain View

Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 1-7, sport-specific sessions for grades 2-9, color guard camp for grades 3-9, and cheerleading camp for grades pre-K – 8. We also offer a hip hop dance camp for grades 1-7. Camp dates are June 4 through July 27 at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and studentathletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available.

(650) 479-5906

The world’s #1 summer STEM program held at Stanford, Palo Alto High School, and 150+ locations nationwide. With innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design, our programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future. iD Tech Camps (weeklong, 7-17), Alexa Café (weeklong, all-girls, 10-15), iD Tech Academies (2-week, 13-18).

Emerson: (650) 424-1267 Hacienda: (925) 485-5750


Palo Alto

Art, cooking, tinkering, yoga and mindfulness. We celebrate multiple perspectives and recognize the many ways for our children to interpret their world. Summer Unplugged! is appropriate for ages 5-13 years. Located at Walter Hays School.

(650) 269-0423

Castilleja Summer Camp for Girls

City of Mountain View Recreation

Mountain View

Community School of Music

Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research


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

Summer at Sand Hill School

Palo Alto

(650) 688-3605

Mountain View

(650) 917-6800 ext. 0

Let’s Go Crafting

Palo Alto

Let’s Go Crafting’s Studio is where your child will have fun while learning many different fiber related arts. We teach sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving and jewelry making to children ages 8 years to 15 years. AM or PM camps $275/week. Full day camps $550/week. 5 student minimum for all sessions; 10 student maximum. Contact Connie Butner at

Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

(650) 949-7614

(650) 903-6331

Community School of Mountain View Music and Arts (CSMA) Mountain View 50+ creative camps for Gr. K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, Summer Music Workshops, more! One and two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care from 8:30am-5:30pm. Financial aid offered.

(650) 470-7833

Come have a blast with us this summer! We have something for everyone: Recreation Camps, Specialty Camps, Sports Camps, Swim Lessons, and more! Programs begin June 4 – register early!

Los Altos Hills

Students ages 11-16 discover endless possibilities as they design and engineer their own projects. Hands-on learning of latest technologies including virtual reality, 3D printing, video production, and more in KCI’s new makerspace.

Palo Alto

Castilleja Summer Camp for Girls Palo Alto Casti Camp offers girls entering gr. 2-6 a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama and music classes each day along with weekly field trips. Leadership program available for girls entering gr. 7-9.

KCI Summer Camp

(650) 725-2054

Improve your student’s writing skills this summer at Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton. Courses this year are Expository Writing, Creative Writing and Presentation Techniques.

(844) 788-1858

At Sunken Diamond on the campus of Stanford University. Four or five day camps where the morning session includes instruction in several baseball skills, fundamentals, and team concepts. The afternoon session will be dedicated to playing coach pitched games and hitting in the batting cages. Session 1: June 18 - 22 Session 2: June 25-29 Session 3: July 16-20


Palo Alto Pleasanton

June 26 to July 20; If you’re looking for a great summer learning plus fun option for your child and you want them to be ready for fall, please join us at Sand Hill. The morning Literacy Program (8:30 to noon) provides structured, systematic instruction for students with learning challenges entering grades 1-8 in the fall. The afternoon Enrichment Camp (Noon to 4) focuses on performing arts, social skills and fun. Choose morning, afternoon or full day. Visit for more details and application.

Stanford Baseball Camps

Write Now! Summer Writing Camps

(650) 814-4183

Palo Alto

PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades 1st to 6th, a wide variety of fun opportunities. We are excited to announce all of your returning favorites: Leaders in Training (L.I.T.), PACCC Special Interest Units (S.I.U.), F.A.M.E. (Fine Arts, Music and Entertainment), J.V. Sports and Operation: Chef! Periodic field trips, special visitors and many engaging camp activities, songs and skits round out the fun offerings of PACCC Summer Camps. Open to campers from all communities. Register online.

Stanford Jazz Workshop

(650) 493-2361


On campus of Stanford University, Week-long jazz immersion programs for young musicians in middle school (starts July 9), high school (July 15 and July 22), and college, as well as adults (July 29). All instruments and vocals.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

(650) 736-0324

Los Altos Menlo Park, Palo Alto

Kids can have fun, be a character, and learn lifelong performance skills at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Theatre Camps. Spring Break and Summer camps for K-6. (650) 463-7146

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Oprah Winfrey, left, and Storm Reid star in the sci-fi fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time.”

A ‘Wrinkle’ that rankles PREPARE TO HEAR YOUR KIDS SAY THAT L’ENGLE’S BOOK WAS BETTER 00(Century 16 & 20) From a distance, Disney’s scifi fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time” appears to be a sure thing. The project comes with the name recognition and goodwill of Madeleine L’Engle’s evergreen YA novel, a boatload of splashy visual effects, an Oscar-nominated director in Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “13th”), and a multicultural trio of stars in Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. But a closer look reveals a downright awkward kiddie blockbuster. Like most family fantasies,

DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” wants desperately to be “The Wizard of Oz” with its journey to a colorfully wondrous world and its trio of comical adults helping a child protagonist overcome an unambiguous evil. Storm Reid stars as Meg Murry, a gradeschooler still reeling from the sudden disappearance of her father four years earlier. NASA scientist Dr. Alex Murry (Chris Pine) theorized and experimented with radical space and time teleportation, launched not with a rocket but the human mind.

A breakthrough in his work left his partner and wife, Dr. Kate Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Meg and her precocious little brother, Charles Wallace Murry (Deric McCabe), to wonder if they’ll ever see him again. Then, one evening, a total freak named Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon) terrifyingly injects herself into a Murry family conversation. We soon learn she was invited in by Charles Wallace, but Kate’s lack of curiosity at this home invasion cements the fatally untethered tone: people simply don’t act this

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Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (For recorded listings: 327-3241) Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City CineArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (For information: 493-0128) Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (For recorded listings: 566-8367) Stanford Theatre: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (For recorded listings: 324-3700) +Skip it ++Some redeeming qualities +++A good bet ++++Outstanding For show times, plot synopses, trailers and more movie info, visit and click on movies.


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way. Charles Wallace has apparently been hanging out with at least one other strange woman, a neighbor going by Mrs. Who (Kaling), who communicates more or less exclusively in literary and philosophical quotations (sample: “The wound is the place that the light enters you. Rumi, Persian”). These cheery weirdos defer to Mrs. Which (Winfrey), whose arrival (in giant size befitting Oprah’s status) heralds adventure for Charles Wallace, Meg, and the boy whose eye she’s caught, Calvin (Levi Miller). Before you can say “over the rainbow,” the sextet transports, or “tessers,” to the far-flung world where Meg’s father languishes, lost. What follows is a series of weightless scenes, empty sensation and platitudes with a final destination of “That’s it?” To be fair, “A Wrinkle in Time” does stumble through a character arc for Meg, whose empowerment means learning to see her own beauty and appreciate her own gifts of insight and personality — faults and all — to come into her heroic own, save the day and join Oprah’s team of “warriors who serve the good and light in the



Jennifer Lawrence is a reluctant Russian spy, coerced into service, trained and handled by sinister Russian spies in the nouveau spy flick “Red Sparrow.” The film comes out of the gate looking like it’s going to be a sleek, propulsive thriller, but a sinking feeling sets in as the plot pokes along. When Dominika loses her job at the ballet, she loses her means of providing for her ailing mother. Enter Dominika’s uncle Ivan (Matthias Schoenaerts), a key player in the SVR, or Russian intelligence. He recruits her to enroll in State School 4 or, as Dominka will come to call it, “whore school.” There, she learns the not-so-fine arts of seduction and manipulation, to be used to entrap pivotal players in the spy game. The plot consists of mostly numb-looking mannequins quietly telling each other what to do. “Red Sparrow” leaves its deepest impression by being a guy’s fantasy of an empowered woman’s story. Rated R for strong violence, torture, sexual content, language and some graphic nudity. Two hours, 19 minutes. — P.C.


Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein demonstrate confident action chops and a thoughtful style in telling the story of a “murder mystery party” gone horrifyingly off the rails in “Game Night.” Imagine David Fincher’s “The Game” crossed with the duo’s “Horrible Bosses” movies, and you have the idea. Everyman straight-man Jason Bateman and luminous goofball Rachel McAdams play Max and Annie Davis, who share a bond as champions of every kind of board game, party game and trivia contest. Things take a twist when Max’s taller, handsomer,

universe.” And DuVernay musters brief spurts of movie magic (as when the characters dash down a hill populated by a field of conscious, floating flowers). Charm, however, has taken a holiday, and that’s a big problem. The galumphing narrative and flatfooted whimsy lean hard on design, ever-present music and dazzling special effects, but with characters that never fully register, the whole film amounts to a kind of optical-aural illusion: 100 minutes pass and nothing of consequence seems to happen. Even the climax manages to feel anti-climactic. Emblematic of the film’s troubles is the requisite “wheeeee!” sequence in which Whatsit turns into some kind of flying flatworm and the kids take a magic carpet ride on her back. The big bad — “an evil that’s actively spreading through the universe” — appears in the sky, and moments later, our characters land right back where they started, having traveled nowhere. This “Wrinkle” never gets more relatable than that. Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril. One hour, 49 minutes. — Peter Canavese more successful older brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) decides to play gregarious host to the murder mystery party. Matters swiftly get real, with actual fisticuffs and gunfire thrown in the mix, sending the friends on a wild night adventure that will include a car chase, fire fights, something dubbed “Eyes Wide Fight Club,” and field surgery, among other hijinks. With its appealing actors and some carefully parceled out shock value, “Game Night” just manages to sustain its “is it real or is it a game?” tension through to its climactic twists. Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence. One hour, 40 minutes. — P.C.


The titular hero of “Black Panther” — picking up where his auspicious debut in “Captain America: Civil War” left off — continues to be an earnest moral paragon challenged by political and personal entanglements. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is a warrior king from a wondrous and remote pocket kingdom, Wakanda. A secret metropolis cloaked from the world, the technologically advanced but tradition-honoring Wakanda relies on its king — who also assumes the masked mantle of the catsuit-clad hero Black Panther — to protect its sovereignty and its vibranium, a precious natural resource ripe for exploitation. Director Ryan Coogler (who directed Jordan in “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed”) and his co-screenwriter Joe Robert Cole ably give the story a vital modernity, partly by placing the tale’s original sin in Coogler’s own birthplace of Oakland. Much of the talk around “Black Panther” revolves around the superhero movie’s primarily black cast. There’s no denying the cultural significance of these optics and Coogler’s top-notch execution. He brings enough to the table for a fresh vision, broadly appealing as well as inspirational. Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture. Two hours, 14 minutes. — P.C.


QHIGHLIGHT ‘9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL’ Foothill Music Theatre presents “9 to 5 The Musical,� featuring Grammy Award Winner Dolly Parton’s Tony Award-nominated, country music-infused score. March 9, 8-10 p.m. $12-$32; discounts for students, seniors, Foothill staff and groups. Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

THEATER ‘Beauty and the Beast’ The Peninsula Youth Theatre will present a performance of “Beauty and the Beast.� March 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $18-$24. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Search for more info. ‘Cowboy versus Samurai’ Pear Theatre presents Michael Golamco’s “Cowboy versus Samurai,� a romantic comedy loosely based on Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jeffrey Lo. March 15, 8-10 p.m. $10 preview, $35 regular, senior/student discounts. The Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View.

MUSIC JĂŠrĂ´me Mouffe After a stand-out performance in 2017, virtuoso classical guitarist JĂŠrĂ´me Mouffe returns to the Tateuchi Hall stage. The experienced performer’s solo recital will feature pieces from European and Latin American composers. March 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Kev Orkian in Concert: ‘The Guilty Tour’ Kev Orkian, a British comic pianist of Armenian descent, brings his brand-new show, “The Guilty Tour,â€? a juxtaposition of sidesplitting standup comedy and piano playing, to SecondStage. This performance is 90 minutes long and is performed without an intermission. It is intended for patrons 12 years and above due to mature language. March 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Search for more info. La Farruca & Company: ‘Destiny of Fire’ The event will feature Rosario “La Farrucaâ€? Montoya, one of flamenco’s dancers noted for her energetic movements. La Farruca will delight with “From Fire and Memory (Del Fuego y la Memoria),â€? a work of flamenco, from the culture of the gypsies. This performance will also feature dancer Natalia “Del Serrataâ€? Delmar; singers Juanilloro de Jerez and El Quint; and guitarist, Raul Vicenti. This performance is one hour and 30 minutes long with one 15-minute intermission and is appropriate for all ages. March 17, 7:30-9:45 p.m. $42-$58. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Search for more info. Open Mic Open Mic takes place every Monday on the second floor of Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View. It features free live music, comedy, poetry and a supportive atmosphere for experienced and new performers. Mondays, ongoing, 6:30 p.m., sign-ups; starts at 7 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: The Judas Passion The orchestra pays tribute to well-known Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli. Organist Richard Egarr conducts and also solos in the Handel Organ Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304. March 9, 7:30-10 p.m. $15-$95. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search events for more info. Quinteto Latino Quinteto Latino, a Bay Area wind quintet, builds community through Latino classical music. Featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, this ensemble expands the boundaries of classical music tradition by performing works exclusively by Latino composers. March 17, 7:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble The collaboration will feature percussionist John Santos. Santos’s expertise of all AfroLatin percussion instruments will be on full display with repertoire specifically prepared by him to showcase the blending of Latin American and North American musical idioms, highlighted by rarely-performed original music. March 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-$15,

free with student ID. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Search events. for more info. Stanford Baroque Soloists: ‘Salzburg Before Mozart’ Anthony Martin directs the Stanford Baroque Soloists’ program, “Salzburg Before Mozart,� featuring music by W.A. Mozart, Michael Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Heinrich Biber and Georg Moffat. March 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus & University Singers A joint performance by Stanford’s Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus, and University Singers will be held. March 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

TALKS & LECTURES Getting Played: Symposium on Equity Fourth annual Getting Played Symposium will feature keynote by Patricia VelĂĄsquez, best known for her role as Anck Su Namun in “The Mummyâ€? and “The Mummy Returnsâ€? but also an award-winning activist who founded WayĂşu Taya Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and funding ways to improve conditions of Latin American indigenous groups. March 9, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum Roberto J. GonzĂĄlez, sociocultural anthropologist and chair of the anthropology department at San Jose State, states technology can trigger behavioral addictions, and discusses the debut of Facebook’s ‘Messenger Kids,’ and its potential get children hooked on social media early on. March 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Cash only, free for non-eaters. CafĂŠ Baklava Mediterranean Grill, 341 Castro St., Mountain View. The Power of Photography for Social Change REZA is an acclaimed photojournalist whose work has been featured in National Geographic, Time Magazine, Stern, Newsweek, El PaĂ­s, Paris Match, as well as a series of books, exhibitions and documentaries made for the National Geographic Channel. He discusses using images to serve social change. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts. March 13, 6:30 p.m. Free. Pigott Hall 260, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

FAMILY Arbor Day Celebration Celebrate Arbor Day with the city of Mountain View. Celebration festivities include tree planting, children’s arts and crafts and a themed story time, information about trees and composting, a tree walk through Pioneer Park, a tree climbing demonstration by city staff and a complimentary hot dog and drink. March 10, 11-1 p.m. Free. Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St., Mountain View. mountainview. gov/arborday Saturday Stories: English/Spanish A musical storytime for children ages 2-5 and their families. March 10, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Free. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. St. Patrick’s Day In Ireland Mountain View An authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with music and dance. This family event will feature dancers and the Kerry Voice Squad & Traditional Band. March 13, 7-10 p.m. $20$50. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Search for more info.

DANCE Adult Ballet Classes Adult Ballet welcomes dancers mid-teens to 80s and over. Mixed levels. Leslie Friedman, teacher, has experience teaching national ballet companies around the world as well as adult beginners. March 13, 7-8 p.m. $15. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway The exhibit features artistic installations that celebrate birds in flight and explore the relationship between man and birds, paired with photographs from local birders. It also delves into the loss of habitat which has threatened the birds. March 9, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

FOOD & DRINK Fermentation 101 Workshop In this introductory fermentation class, taught by food blogger and teacher Anne-Marie Bonneau, participants will learn to make kimchi and kombucha, and sample various fermented foods. March 10, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $75. A private home, address emailed upon registration, Mountain View.

LESSONS & CLASSES Health Care Programs Orientation The Mountain View Los Altos Adult School will hold a workshop for those interested in health care careers, providing information on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant paths and the programs offered by the school. March 9, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; registration requested. Mountain View Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.

HEALTH & WELLNESS Mindfulness Workshop This mindfulness workshop, hosted by Daniel Kottke and Carin Winter of Mission Be, will focus on the daily practices of mindfulness that can help overcome stress. March 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View. Search for more info.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Specialty Hikes and Tours Participants can explore Filoli’s Nature Preserve, tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent or discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve. Specialty tours will focus on a variety of components of the Filoli property. March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside.

BUSINESS Business Mixer Business Mixers offer two hours of networking for Chamber members. Mixers are every second Wednesday of the month. March 14, 5-7 p.m. Free. Mountain View. Drop-in Tax Preparation Assistance Free help in preparing and filing federal and state income tax returns. This drop-in service is available to households with a 2017 income of $54,000 or less. No need for an appointment. Services provided by IRS-certified VITA Volunteers. March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY Activate Your Soul’s Mastery Experience This experimental workshop will teach the basics of five foundational pillars to physical, emotional, mental, and soulful self-care. March 11, 1-5:30 p.m. East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Search for more info. ‘Redemptive Hope in the Age of Trump’ with Akiba Lerner Akiba Lerner, professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University, will speak regarding his research on modern Jewish thought, theologies of hope, Jewish social ethics, political theology, American pragmatism and contemporary liberal thought. This will be a book talk and the Stanford Bookstore will be there to sell his books. March 9, noon. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

MOUNTAIN VIEW LOS ALTOS HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OF PROPOSAL FOR INCREASING SCHOOL FACILITIES FEES AS AUTHORIZED BY EDUCATION CODE SECTION 17620 AND GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65995 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that immediately following a public hearing on the matter, a resolution will be considered by the Board of Trustees of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District at its regular meeting on March 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., which, if adopted by the Board, will increase development fees established by the District against residential construction and reconstruction to $1.26 per square foot and against new commercial or industrial construction to $0.20 per square foot. The proposed fees are authorized by Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Section 65995. Data pertaining to the cost of school facilities is available for inspection during regular business hours at the District’s administrative offices at 1299 Bryant Avenue in Mountain View as well as the District website at The increased fees, if approved by the Board of Trustees, will become effective on April 11, 2018 which is 60 days after the proposed adoption by the Board of the resolution levying such fee. March 9, 2018 Q Mountain View Voice Q Q


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Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement SANDOVAL GENERAL CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN638976 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Sandoval General Construction, located at 1075 Space Park Way Spc. 260, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): RAFAEL SANDOVAL 1075 Space Park Way Spc. 260 Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/31/2018. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 14, 2018. (MVV Feb. 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 2018) SMASH MOUNTAIN VIEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN638531 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Smash Mountain View, located at 223 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): MOUNTAIN VIEW GYM, LLC 223 Moffett Boulevard Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 02/01/2018. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 5, 2018. (MVV Feb. 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 2018) AICONFERENCES.AI FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN637675 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as:, located at 169 Castro Street Unit #5, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Joint Venture. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): KEVIN ROSS SANTIAGO 169 Castro Street Unit #5 Mountain View, CA 94041 Registrant began transacting business

under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/01/2018. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 11, 2018. (MVV Feb. 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 2018) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. FBN638764 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): CRITZ TEXT RESEARCH 1063 Hudson Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087 FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON: 12/14/2017 UNDER FILE NO.: FBN636826 REGISTRANT’S NAME(S): JAMES T CRITZ 1063 Hudson Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY An Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 9, 2018. (MVV Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018) VEGUITA CLEANING SERVICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN639367 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Veguita Cleaning Service, located at 602 Victor Way #1, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): NANCY RAMIREZ 602 Victor Way #1 Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/19/2018. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on February 26, 2018. (MVV Mar. 9, 16, 23,30, 2018)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LIDA ALYCE HAYLAND Case No.: 18PR182715 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LIDA HAYLAND, LIDA A. HAYLAND. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: LEAH HAYLAND in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: LEAH HAYLAND 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 April 16, 2018 at 9:00 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: William P. George, Hales & George 19040 Cox Avenue, Suite 3 Saratoga, CA 95070 (408) 255-6292 (MVV Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 2018) SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): RIC1709542 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): James Broderick Rogers aka James B. Rogers, a/k/a James Rogers, Rebecca Pauline, County of Riverside, and All Other Persons or Entities, Known or Unknown, Claiming Any Legal or equitable Right, Title, or Interest in and to Rinehart Acres, and Does 1 through 50, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTà DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Cox Real Estate Holding Company, LLC NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www., your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¥AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 D�AS DE CALENDARIO despuÊs de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mås información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mås cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dÊ un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrå quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mås advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte. o poniÊndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó


mĂĄs de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesiĂłn de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direcciĂłn de la corte es): Superior Court - County of Riverside, 4050 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501 The name, address, and telephone

number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de telÊfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Sally Anne Cox, SBN 224367, 1526 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 83, Santa Ana, CA 92705 DATE (Fecha): May 26, 2017 Clerk (Secretario), by E. OLIVAS, Deputy

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