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City seeks dismissal of sexual harassment case against police chief By Bay City News Service



Jane Williams leans against her van in the St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church parking lot on Aug. 7. She’s one of the first participants in Mountain View’s Lots of Love program, which offers parking in church lots as a safe haven for people living out of their vehicles.

Lots of Love gets off to a slow start LOCAL CHURCHES OPEN UP FOR HOMELESS SAFE PARKING PROGRAM By Mark Noack


p until recently, Jane Williams’ home has been the parking lot of an office complex off Old Middlefield Road. After a day of running packages for a delivery startup, the Mountain View native would park her minivan in the back of the lot to settle down for the night. She’d been living this way ever since losing

her apartment in a bad breakup. It wasn’t a great lifestyle, but there were some benefits, she said. As a 55-year-old woman, Williams felt much safer staying in an enclosed parking lot than on the street. Plus, she became caretaker for some feral cats, and feeding them every day gave her a renewed sense of purpose. “I can handle roughing it, but it’s really getting old. I know

I would do much better in an apartment,” she said. “I always wanted a home in this area, but it’s become an unrealistic goal.” Naturally, her decision to camp out at the office lot has miffed some of the neighbors. One business tenant has repeatedly called the police on her, particularly when she used the office’s restroom. After the See SAFE PARKING, page 6

ountain View has asked a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge to dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the city and police Chief Max Bosel by a former dispatcher in 2016. Annie Lohman joined the Mountain View Police Department in 2003, then became a SWAT team dispatcher in 2005 under then-Cmdr. Bosel. The lawsuit alleges that Bosel and the team sexually harassed Lohman in 2006 and 2007, and eventually forced her out of the department because she wouldn’t participate in their behavior. The city’s request to dismiss the case was scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 8, but it was continued to October. The city filed a motion July 20 to dismiss the lawsuit, saying Lohman did not meet the oneyear statute of limitations for reporting the harassment, and that her claims were not backed by evidence. City attorneys dismissed Lohman’s allegations of retaliatory behavior, saying she was placed on administrative leave in 2015 due to poor performance as a dispatcher.

The motion lists several complaints from other police officers, saying Lohman forgot to take the name of a Max Bosel caller reporting a homicide at Shoreline Amphitheatre, told police an incorrect address for a drowning victim and failed to give CPR instructions to help a victim “turning purple” at a gym basketball court. Two months after she was placed on administrative leave for her alleged mistakes, city attorneys said Lohman filed a human resources complaint about sexual harassment within the department. Lohman resigned from her job on May 21 of this year. Her lawsuit alleges nudity, simulated sexual acts, lewd jokes and explicit sexual banter from SWAT officers. The suit seeks a jury trial and more than $25,000 in damages, but Lohman’s attorney James McManis said the city is doing its best to avoid both consequences. “They don’t want this ever See CASE DISMISSAL, page 7

District offers support services after death of student By Kevin Forestieri


ountain View High School officials told parents in an email Monday afternoon that one of the school’s students, Eddie Keep, has died. Principal Dave Grissom’s letter to parents said that despite the summer break, support services will be available for students


affected by the loss, including CHAC therapists as well as district administrators and teachers. Grissom said the district will not share information about the cause of death, honoring a request from the family, but acknowledged that there are rumors that Keep died by suicide. Grissom’s message does not confirm or deny the rumors, instead stating that now is an “opportunity” for

parents to have an open dialogue about mental health. “Suicide, when it does occur, is a very complicated act,” Grissom said in the letter. “It is usually caused by a mental disorder such as depression, which can prevent a person from thinking clearly about the problems of his or her life and how to solve them.” Some students already grieving the loss of relatives or loved ones


may have a heightened reaction to their classmate’s death, and parents may need to keep a “watchful eye” on them, he said. The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District has a range of student wellness services, including in-house therapists, who are available to assist students. Several hotlines are available on the district’s website, and families are encouraged to call

Clinical Services Coordinator Susan Flatmo at 510-387-6271. V

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VIOLENT DOMESTIC DISPUTE Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man suspected of seriously injuring a woman in a domestic violence incident over the weekend, according to police. The attack occurred on Sunday afternoon shortly after a group of males attending a party in a home on Tyrella Avenue got into a fight inside the home, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The victim living in the home was confronted by a man who “became upset” and attacked her when she tried to leave, Nelson said. Officers arrived around 5:40 p.m. Aug. 5, following reports of a domestic disturbance at the home. The woman suffered serious injuries to her face following the attack, Nelson said. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect did not live in the home, and it’s unclear what caused the initial fight at the party, Nelson said. His name was not immediately released to the public pending an active investigation by the police department.

TRESPASSING, BURGLARY ARREST A 49-year-old homeless man was arrested last week after he allegedly broke into a North Bayshore business in order to hook up his computer to the internet and a power source. See CRIME BRIEFS, page 8



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CSA LAUNCHES ENHANCED CANNED FOOD DRIVE Hoping to fire up a new wave of donors, the Community Services Agency of Mountain View is taking to social media to freshen up its traditional canned food drive. The nonprofit’s new promotion, “Mountain View Can,” takes its inspiration from the widely successful 2014 ice bucket challenge that became a fundraising tour de force for Lou Gehrig’s disease research. In their version, CSA is daring local residents to bring in cans of food to their local food pantry, and to post a photo or video on social media. Any posts should be tagged See COMMUNITY BRIEF, page 8

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MAKING A SPLASH AT NATIONAL NIGHT OUT A soggy Officer Wahed Magee emerges from the dunk tank at Tuesday’s National Night Out festivities at Cuesta Park. The annual event aims to bring local police and fire departments together with the communities they serve. The block parties, which are always held in the evening hours, are meant to make neighborhoods safer as well as promote community partnerships. More photos are online at



ith filing deadlines less than a week away for candidates in Mountain View’s local school board elections, several residents have come forward seeking public office this November. In recent days, a total of five people have pulled candidacy papers across the Mountain View Whisman School District, the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District. At least one

incumbent has yet to file for reelection in two of the three races, meaning the filing deadline could be extended from Friday, Aug. 10, to Wednesday, Aug. 15. In the Mountain View Whisman School District, board members Ellen Wheeler and Greg Coladonato both have terms that expire at the end of 2018. Wheeler has filed to run again, and three newcomers — Mountain View residents Rich Tanner, Charles DiFazio and Tamara Patterson — have all at least pulled papers to file

for candidacy, according to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Tanner told the Voice he is still “exploring options” to run for a seat on the school board but has not filed. DiFazio and Patterson could not be reached for comment. Los Altos School District board members Vladimir Ivanovic and Bryan Johnson have both filed to run for re-election, according to the latest update from the county, See CANDIDATES, page 8

or hundreds of homeless residents in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, essential health care services arrive in the form of an RV-sized health clinic on wheels. Whether at the the Sunnyvale homeless shelter or Community Services Agency in Mountain View, Santa Clara County’s mobile medical unit has spent the last year making frequent stops to provide a broad suite of services, ranging from mental health and psychiatric evaluations to dental work and cancer screenings. The program began making the twice-a-week stops on its North County route after the El Camino Healthcare District agreed last year to pitch in $1 million to bring the services to Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Hailing it as a success, the district’s board voted in June to continue the stream of funding to the county-operated program through the 2018-19 year. While the homeless can a tough population to reach, the mobile clinic managed to beat several of its goals, reportedly serving 267 people with primary and mental health care across 851 visits during the first year. The program also included dental care for 1,169 patients, holding more than 3,300 appointments ranging from routine checkups to extracting teeth, according to Barbara Avery, El Camino’s community benefit director. The mobile clinic is by far the largest recipient of the health care district’s community benefit program, which provided 54 grants to agencies and nonprofits

totaling $7.4 million for the 201819 year — and for good reason, Avery said. Rising homelessness and the housing crisis have increased the need for services targeted at a hard-to-reach transient population, and hospital officials at El Camino say the mobile health clinic helps with follow-up care. “We’re having a lot more homeless patients at the hospital, and we need support for when they’re being discharged,” Avery said. “This is one of the resources for ongoing medical care.” The rationale behind the program, which has been operating in South County cities for years, is that the health clinic needs to serve as a one-stop shop for primary care and mental health care, with a nearby dental clinic that takes referrals from the mobile clinic. Staffing for the van includes a physician, a nurse, a licensed vocational nurse, a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a social worker. The clinic’s Monday stop at the Sunnyvale shelter on Hamlin Court tends to keep everyone busy from the time they show up at 1 p.m. all the way to 9 p.m., according to Dr. Mudit Gilotra, medical director for the mobile clinic. Mental health treatment, therapy, social services, signing up for permanent housing — all of it falls under their purview, and it occasionally takes some triage to keep up with the demand. The clinic’s visits to Community Services Agency on Stierlin Road on Thursdays are a little shorter and tend to serve fewer people. See MOBILE CLINIC, page 8

Foothill-De Anza weighs campus teacher housing SKYROCKETING HOUSING COSTS ARE TAKING A TOLL ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY By Kevin Forestieri


oothill-De Anza Community College District board members are looking into teacher housing, joining a growing number of agencies seeking creative ways to attract and keep teachers in a costly real estate market. Trustees discussed the idea at a board meeting earlier this week, looking to the neighboring San Mateo Community College

District for ideas on how to pay for and manage homes reserved for district employees. Although it remains unclear how FoothillDe Anza would finance a similar project or where it would be located, board member Laura Casas said she believes the district needs to step up to support its teachers. “I’ve been pushing for this because I believe, if we don’t address this, we will be in a fullblown crisis,” Casas told the Voice. Foothill-De Anza is

hardly alone. Several agencies in the region, including school districts, have acknowledged that teacher salaries aren’t keeping pace with rising housing costs in the Bay Area, and have taken some pretty unusual steps to address the problem. Multiple districts have sought to aid teachers in financing down payments; the Los Altos School District launched a program to link teachers with homeowners who have a spare bedroom to rent; and the

Mountain View Whisman School District has looked into building teacher housing on the edge of campuses and district-owned parkland. Foothill-De Anza has a sterling reputation as one of the top community college districts in the state, Casas said, but she worries that could erode if the district fails to attract and retain top talent. With a bulge of faculty expected to retire in the coming years, she said the district is going to need

to entice new teachers to work at Foothill and De Anza colleges, despite the housing crunch. “I am concerned,” she said. “Our staff has mentioned to me that offers out to potential faculty have been turned down as soon as they look at the cost of housing in the area.” For school districts considering a foray into residential projects, San Mateo Community College See TEACHER HOUSING, page 7

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latest encounter, a policeman suggested Williams look into a new city program designed to help get homeless people off the streets. She signed up, participated in an interview and was told she would be a perfect fit for the program. For one week now, Williams has been among of a small number of homeless residents who bring their vehicles each night to the rear parking lot of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on Grant Road. This sanctuary for the homeless is the first testing grounds for larger plans to create “safe parking” locations throughout Mountain View, providing a viable alternative for people living on the streets. For participants like Williams, it offers many of the amenities that she had sought: open restrooms, garbage service and a sense of security. The idea has been a long time coming. The safe parking program was first proposed in 2015, when Mountain View’s rising homeless population was becoming a growing concern. Since then, the number of homeless people living out of cars in the city has more than doubled, and pressure has mounted on local leaders to do something about it. A safe parking program was always viewed as a short-term answer, but getting it off the ground was much more complicated than expected, said Brian Leong, a pastor at Lord’s Grace Church who helped spearhead the plan. Launching a nonprofit, getting insurance and figuring out parameters all ended up taking longer than anticipated, he said. After months of delays, the new nonprofit Lots of Love officially started on June 15, but the program had zero participants for its first couple of weeks. Organizers couldn’t immediately find homeless individuals who wanted to relocate, and the lot at St. Timothy’s remained empty despite the congregation’s willingness to help. In part, that was due to the screening criteria laid out by Lots of Love. Priority is given to women, families and seniors, and the program explicitly bans drugs, alcohol or weapons. Participants must also have a working vehicle with valid registration, insurance and a driver’s license. Any applicant also has to be signed up with the Community Services Agency to eventually get permanent housing. As of this week, the safe parking program has taken in just three families, including a couple and a mother and child. A second church, Lord’s Grace Christian

Church on San Antonio Road, has opened to participate in the program, but no clients have reportedly been placed there yet. Lots of Love leaders had initially hoped several churches would be ready to pitch in, with each taking in a few cars. But while many churches were initially eager to help, they expressed doubts as the program was ready to launch. In particular, Lots of Love organizers received a harsh lesson in how resistant nearby residents could be when they tried to introduce safe parking at the Highway Community Church on Miramonte Avenue. At a June community discussion at the church, about 50 neighbors fiercely protested the idea, some warning they would fight the church tooth and nail if they took in the homeless. The neighbors were “spitting mad,” alleging the city’s homeless problem was linked to recent crimes in the area, said Dave Arnone, a Lots of Love board member who attended the meeting. “It was a lot of ugly accusations toward the pastor and the church,” he said. “The poor pastor had to swallow this all for an hour and a half. He was extended no grace: they were threatening to sue the church out of existence.” By the end of the meeting, Highway Community pastor John Riemenschnitter relented, telling the crowd that his church would no longer participate in the program. This episode demonstrated that the safe parking program has its work cut out, and that it needs to counter the worst kinds of perceptions of the homeless, said Amber Stime, Lots of Love program coordinator. So far, every client who has signed up for Mountain View’s safe parking program is employed, despite living out of their vehicles, she said. Stime emphasized that each individual in the safe parking program is screened before being placed. She also pointed out that for any issues that arise, Lots of Love has a 24-hour-a day hotline, and staff members who monitor the parking areas. Mountain View residents need to understand that many of the homeless aren’t destitute drug addicts, but rather workers who still can’t afford housing, she said. “The contrast here is overwhelming for me. Here, you have people living out of a church parking lot and next door you have several million-dollar homes with four to five cars,” she said. “There’s something so surreal about the poverty here, because this is such an affluent area.”

Lots of Love is trying to model itself after a similar program in Santa Barbara that has operated since 2004. In that program, the homeless clients living in church parking lots eventually acted like custodians for the property, Arnone said. Because it was their home, they took initiative to monitor the community and report any problems. “They become the eyes and ears in the neighborhood,” Arnone said. “Would you rather have people you know in your parking lot, or people you don’t know on the curb?” A pilot of the safe parking program is expected to finish in October. After that, Lots of Love has enough funding to continue for at least two years, thanks to grants from the city of Mountain View and Santa Clara County. While progress on the safe parking program has been slow in Mountain View, the idea is being implemented in other areas. Last month, East Palo Alto officials started a similar pilot program using city land to allow up to 20 vehicles to temporarily park. Arriving back at the church, Williams was hanging out near her minivan, exhausted after a day of work. Earlier, she had spilled a soda on the floor of her car, and she fussed over how to best remove the sticky residue. Despite being a chatty person, she still hadn’t gotten a chance to meet the other individuals sleeping out of their vehicles at the parking lot. They worked late-night shifts and didn’t return until past midnight, she said. It felt a little creepy being in the unfamiliar parking lot all alone at night, she said. The next evening, St. Timothy’s Church was holding a potluck, and she hoped to use the opportunity to meet some of the congregation. Williams complained about a new ache in her side, and she suspected she had injured herself by hoisting a package the wrong way. She had fashioned a makeshift weight belt that she wore around her waist to help alleviate the pain, but she wondered if she should visit the hospital. Getting into a home would be good for her health, she said. Earlier in the day, Williams had met with staff at MidPen Housing, and they finished her application to get into some kind of affordable housing. It felt like her life was coming back together, but it wouldn’t be easy, she said. Williams said that she will need to repay back taxes, student loans and other debts. “You know that saying, ‘you make plans and then life happens’? This time, I want to sit down and do it right,” she said. “I’m getting too old to keep doing this.” V

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District frequently comes up as a potential model. Faculty and staff living in the 104 district-owned housing units pay significantly less than market rate — ranging from $1,000 for a one-bedroom unit to $1,800 for the largest threebedroom apartments — and the intent is for tenants to save money for a down payment and eventually move out, according to a district staff report. Since opening the first housing development in 2005, nearly 50 of the residents have gone on to buy a home. The district is planning to open a third housing development at Skyline College with 30 units, which is expected to open in spring 2020. San Mateo Community College District officials could not be reached for comment prior to the Voice’s Wednesday press deadline. Foothill-De Anza board member Pearl Cheng agreed that faculty in the district are struggling with long commutes, high mortgage payments and high rents, and voiced support for the idea of following in the footsteps of San Mateo. The only hitch, she said, is that the neighboring college district had plenty of excess land, whereas Foothill-De Anza

doesn’t have the same luxury. “(Finding) available land is a helpful starting point,” she said. “We will review everything we have.” One potential option, Casas said, is to build housing units on the De Anza campus at the location of the college’s Flint Center for the Performing Arts. She said it hasn’t been a big money generator with so many competing venues in the area, but conceded the idea may be a hard sell to the community. The center has been around since the 1970s, and was the venue where Steve Jobs introduced the original Apple Macintosh in 1984. “Who knows how the community might feel about converting that?” Casas said. “But we’re going to have to come up with some sort of concrete plan. If we don’t find a solution soon, the quality of our workforce will suffer.” To that end, Foothill-De Anza board members are scheduled later this month to discuss whether to pitch in $600,000 for a jointagency effort to build teacher housing in Palo Alto. The idea, spearheaded by Joe Simitian, proposes that Santa Clara County construct a 60- to 120-unit affordable housing complex specifically for teachers working in North County school districts,

including Foothill-De Anza. The proposal includes a funding partnership between the county and Palo Alto Unified, Mountain View Whisman, Mountain View-Los Altos, Los Altos and the Foothill-De Anza districts — all of which are being asked to contribute the same amount for a share of the units. FoothillDe Anza Chancellor Judy Miner expressed “strong interest” in the project as a means to battle the increasing difficulty in hiring teachers, according to a January letter sent to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. “When workers live elsewhere and have long commutes each way, it affects the culture of the institution and undermines efforts to attract the most highly qualified employees, replace retiring workers, and diversify the workforce to better reflect the communities we serve,” Miner said in the letter. Rather than working solo to create staff housing, Foothill-De Anza might have similar opportunities on the horizon to partner with other agencies as a means to mitigate the high cost of land and construction, said Kevin McElroy, the district’s vice chancellor of business services. This a regional problem that everyone is facing, he said, and cooperation

may be the best chance of hanging on to teachers. “We all tend to work in our own little worlds,” he said. “Our own cities or counties or special districts, but we’re all facing the same problem with the high cost of living, and recruitment and replacement.” V

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to get in the hands of a jury,” McManis said. He said Lohman had hoped to retire in the Mountain View Police Department after a long career, but she was forced to resign because of the other officers’ behavior. “She was exposed to these disgusting practices this SWAT team had, then they turned on her because she wasn’t going to be one of the gang,” McManis said. “They basically made life miserable for her.” Judge Peter Kirwan will hear the city’s motion for summary judgment in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Oct. 4. Neither Bosel nor the city was willing to comment on the litigation. —Mark Noack contributed to this report. V

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Gilotra said he believes that an integrated approach to homeless health care serves as a national model, and that physical and mental health shouldn’t be treated as separate problems. The latest census conducted by Santa Clara County found that 38 percent of homeless people in the county had a psychiatric or emotional condition. Among the chronically homelessness, that figure jumps to 50 percent. Mountain View’s homeless


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while board member Sangeeth Peruri has not. Peruri did not respond to the Voice’s request for comment. Non-incumbents running for a school board seat this November include Los Altos resident Shali Sirkay, an active parent volunteer and leader of multiple school election campaigns, and Los Altos Hills resident Ying Liu, who is “seriously considering” running for a seat on the school board and intends to file for candidacy by the end of the week. The Mountain View-Los Altos

population count has increased from 139 people in 2013 to 416 in 2017, according to the census data, nearly all of whom are deemed “unsheltered” and are living along creeks and in vehicles along city streets. This leads to some serious logistics problems in trying to reach a scattered and disconnected population. Avery said there was some uncertainty early on that the county could meet its ambitious goals. “They weren’t really sure they would get enough referrals or find enough people,” she said.

Outreach efforts include scouring parking lots, shopping centers, creek trails and the Mountain View Library, and checking in with vehicle dwellers along Crisanto Avenue and Shoreline Boulevard near the Eagle Park area, Gilotra said. Clinic staffers are often met with some reluctance and uneasiness, he said, but repeat visits go a long way toward building trust. “We don’t do (the visits) every week but we do it a lot,” he said. “On those repeat visits we can get them to talk, or we leave a flyer and they come to us willingly.”

Data shared with El Camino Healthcare District shows that the strategy appears to be working. The vast majority of patients who visited the clinic, 80 percent, adhered to the behavioral health treatment plan they were given; nearly 75 percent of patients were screened for clinical depression; and 69 percent were screened for housing placement opportunities. Gilotra said that having a range of services available at the same time allows the clinic to get a lot more done, helping clients avoiding making multiple visits to

far-flung social services agencies, health care providers and mental health services. While some of the homeless people they work with have struggled with mental health disorders and chronic homelessness, he said many are able to rally and find more stable footing. “When we first meet them we think ‘there’s no chance we are going to get this person in stable housing,’” Gilotra said. “Their life is in complete shambles, but with their motivation, we can get them a place of relative stability.”

High School District could also be a contested race. Along with incumbents Joe Mitchner, Fiona Walter and Debbie Torok, Mountain View resident Catherine Vonnegut is also considering a run for the school board this November. Vonnegut told the Voice last week that she had not made her final decision on whether to file for candidacy. The regional race for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District school board remained uncontested as of Wednesday. Two board members have terms that expire this year, but only one incumbent and one potential candidate have shown an interest in running.


1300 block of Pear Avenue around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The cords were plugged into an electrical outlet inside a “previously locked electrical room,” according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Witnesses called police after the man reportedly refused to leave the business. Officers arrested the man on burglary and trespassing charges, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. —Kevin Forestieri

and children are frequently living in hunger, according to CSA officials. In particular, CSA officials are asking donors to provide protein-rich foods, low-sodium veggies, fruit in its own juices and any foods in easy-to-open, pop-top cans.

The canned food drive runs through Aug. 17. CSA’s food pantry is located at 204 Stierlin Road in Mountain View and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information can be found at —Mark Noack

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all is associated with a number of things — pumpkins, Halloween parties, leaves changing colors, turkeys, Thanksgiving, the weather cooling down and of course, the start of a new academic year. While not all of us are returning to school, fall means vacation season is officially over, traffic gets busier and the rhythm of life kicks up a notch. In the spirit of learning and taking up new skills, or simply staying active both physically and mentally, we’ve prepared a new fall class guide with a comprehensive list of classes you can take locally. The kind of classes range from acting to language workshops to music classes for almost every instrument you can think of. And of course, we’ve included classes for the kids, from sports academies to preschools. So go out there, show off your sports skills to friends and enroll in a group session together, or finally put your yoga mat to good use and register for morning yoga. No matter what kind of growth you’re looking for, this guide is a good place to start. The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and the Mountain View Voice.


736 W. Dana St., Mountain View, 650968-3007,, Alberto’s holds lessons throughout the week for salsa (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), bachata (Wednesdays) and tango (Sundays) styles of dancing for beginners and those with more experience.


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. Currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year online.


Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View, 650-9646858,, The Lively School offers private and small group classes for adults in all levels of contemporary dance, ballet, yoga and meditation, as well as classes in ballet and creative movement and storytelling for youngsters.


223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, 925250-9552,, MamboNova Dance Company offers group lessons in salsa and bachata. Private dance classes are also offered for individuals and couples. Book lessons online.


201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, 888-5052253, Bald Eagle Camps teach leadership skills through sports activities. Out of season programs are available; visit website for updates.


4758 W. El Camino Real, Los Altos, 650481-8139,, barre3. com/locations/los-altos Classes at this studio combine ballet barre exercises with elements of yoga and Pilates, aiming to help students develop flexibility, strength and improved posture.


1910 W. El Camino Real, Suite E, Mountain View, 650-967-2968,, bikramyoga. com In its 90-minute classes, Bikram Yoga Mountain View instructs students in 26 hatha yoga postures and two breathing exercises in a heated room. 60-90 minute classes are held each day of the week.


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.


280 Polaris Ave., Mountain View, 650625-1333, Flying Fish Swim School in Mountain View offers group and private swimming instruction for all ages and skill levels.


Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View, 650-9411002,, Jacki’s Aerobic Dancing offers dance classes with abdominal work, strength training and easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available. Classes meet at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays year-round.


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.


Cuesta Tennis Center, 685 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View, 650-967-5955, info@, 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.


820 E. El Camino Real Unit H, Mountain View, 650-695-5937, West Valley Dance company offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, adult tap, ballet, Zumba and Pilates to children from 18 months into adulthood. Classes are offered year-round. View the 2018-2019 year studio schedule online.


914 N. Rengstorff Ave., 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. Fall workshops begin in early September, and the 2018-19 youth program for ages 3-18 begins Sept. 4.


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.


455 Castro St., Mountain View, 650862-3976,, 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.


590 Castro St., Mountain View, 650-9645277,, 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.


230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, 650-917-6800,, Community School of Music and Arts, nonprofit center for arts education, offers music classes and art classes for students of all ages. Registration for fall programs is now open online.


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1910-F W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 650-961-8100, tlgmtviewca@, mountainviewca The Little Gym offers a range of classes for children from four months to 12 years of age with a mission to facilitate holistic skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter. Classes combine physical activity, gymnastics, games and arts and crafts.


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295 Polaris Ave., Mountain View, 650969-4614,, 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. Fall season begins Aug. 20, and registration is open online.

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weaving techniques (Navajo, tapestry and Temari) are held periodically.


2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 650-988-8798,, Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) offers drama classes in acting, musical theater and other skills to children of various abilities and ages.


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

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Mountain View Masonic Lodge 890 Church Street (next to Library) or (650) 941-1002 Complimentary childcare services

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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. Register online for fall classes.


262 Castro St., Mountain View, 650961-1566,, 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. Registration for fall classes are open online.


Middlefield Road and East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 650-456-7648, linglingviolin., This studio offers private violin instruction to children ages 7 and up and adults of all levels. Enrollment is offered year-round and auditions are required for intermediate and advanced violin players. Classes are taught by a classically trained violinist and experienced violin teacher whose students include award winners at violin competitions and members of PACO, CYS and ECYS.


1350 Grant Road, #5, Mountain View 4131 El Camino Real, #103, Palo Alto, 650-625-9955 (Mountain View), 650-3846848 (Palo Alto) 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. Enrolling online for fall group classes.


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.


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333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View, 650967-3780,, 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.


250 E. Dana St., Mountain View, 650-9678000,, info@ 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.


1175 Castro St., Mountain View, 415-6585915, The educational camp teaches children to write code, 3D model and animate and develop the next app or game. Kids spend time on and off the computer during camp.


310 Easy St., Mountain View,, 650-254-0748,, 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.


1840 Grant Road, Los Altos, 650-9689952, Saint Simon Parish School educates children from preschool through eighth grade, combining academic rigor with Catholic values and providing an emphasis on social justice and service. It also supplies a range of enrichment and athletic opportunities.


1040 Border Road, Los Altos, 650-9482121,, 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.



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Mountain View Campus, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, 650-4177600; Los Altos Campus, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos, 650-209-9400,, Waldorf School of the Peninsula serves children from nursery up through high school. Areas of focus include fostering self-discipline, critical thinking, independence and cooperation, creative expression and a love of learning.


310 Easy St., Mountain View, 650-9030986,, 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.


4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650289-5400, Avenidas offers a plethora of classes, as well as lectures and workshops, for seniors focusing on topics such as general health,

Fall ClassGuide physical fitness, languages, humanities, computing, music and writing. Membership costs, fees and class descriptions are listed on the website.


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.



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Palo Alto High School, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-3752, adultschool@, world-languages Classes are offered in Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. The classes cover beginning and advanced skills and sometimes literature and arts.

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575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, 650-964-9426, mvbuddhisttemple. org/06i-seniorsgroup.html 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.






333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, 650940-1333,, 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. Fall session begins Aug. 27. Sign up online.


266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, 650903-6330, gov, 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. 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. To inquire about submitting a listing for the next Class Guide, email Editorial Assistant Christine Lee at 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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Above: Reylon Augustin, the executive chef at Madera in Menlo Park, hosts a monthly dinner focusing on the produce of a single farm, bringing diners and farmers together at the same table. Top: Figs from K and J Orchards, topped with Humbolt Fog goat cheese and walnuts, were on the menu at a dinner on July 28.


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he fig had been picked by hand from a 30-yearold tree the day before it arrived on my plate. Sliced in half, it was carefully topped with a small dollop of Humboldt Fog goat cheese, toasted walnuts and a green marigold leaf. Hours before, the chef and his team had filled a Toyota Tundra with flats of the dark purple Mission figs — as well as stone fruit, Italian pears, blackberries and peaches — from K and J Orchards’ stand at the Ferry Plaza farmers market in San Francisco. Early every Saturday morning, the cooks scour the market for the best produce, with the farmers ultimately

dictating that night’s menu. It is this symbiotic, sacred relationship between kitchen and farm that the Michelinstarred Madera at the Rosewood hotel in Menlo Park aims to elevate with a new monthly dinner series that launched in June. Each month, the chef invites one of the farms that supplies the restaurant to a communal dinner that aims to demystify and honor the labor that goes into the food. “It’s a celebration of the relationship between chef and farmer,” Madera’s executive chef, Reylon Agustin, told 13 people gathered in a private dining room for the K and J Orchards dinner on July 28.

“Tonight we’re in casual conversation about the struggles and the triumphs that we go through on a weekly basis and season to season.” Even in the ever-enlightened Bay Area, it’s easy to forget the enormous effort that it takes to grow and serve the food our on plates. We don’t hear about how unseasonably cold weather froze this year’s apricot blossoms or the painstaking “succession planning” necessary to keep a farm going — planting hundreds or thousands of new trees each year, investing in new varieties or replacing older trees. We don’t know that the figs weren’t planned for that night’s menu, but added at the


Chef Reylon Augustin talks with guests at the communal dinner at Madera in July.

last minute because they were just too good to pass up. Sitting side by side with the people who grew and cooked your food, you hear these stories. It’s impossible not to have a deeper appreciation for their work. Over kampachi, duck liver mousse and fermented peaches, Boonie Deasy of K and J Orchards told the story of her farm. Her father, a University of California pomologist (a botany specialty focusing on fruit) who

wrote books about Asian pear propagation, met her mother, a registered nurse from Thailand who owned a small farm in Yuba City, north of Sacramento. They fell in love and in 1990 started K and J Orchards on a 20-acre property in Winters, just outside of Davis. Deasy has since taken over the farm with her husband, Tim. They oversee about 10 full-time and 30 seasonal workers across both farm properties. More than 200 Bay Area

Kampachi is served with a stone-fruit gazpacho and sprinkled with coriander.

Farmer Boonie Deasy of K and J Orchards talks with guests at the communal dinner at Madera in July.

restaurants — including the likes of The French Laundry, Michael Mina and Manresa — rely on them for pristine cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, pluots, plums, figs, Asian pears, apples, persimmons, mandarin oranges and walnuts. Madera has sourced produce from K and J Orchards since opening nine years ago. Deasy and her husband drive hundreds of miles every week to deliver their produce to restaurants and sell it at farmers markets, including in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. Every piece of fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted, carefully vetted for quality. “The amount of work that goes into farming is something that is just lost,” Agustin said. “Even as a young cook, I was largely unaware of how much effort goes into it.” At the dinner, Deasy and her husband marveled at the culinary team’s treatment of their fruit: pears poached in white wine, cinnamon, vanilla bean and chili flakes, served with duck liver mousse; blackberries cooked down to make a lacquer for smoked squab; peaches and plums transformed into an ethereal gazpacho, poured table-side over slices of kampachi. The dinner also breaks down the walls between diner and chef. Over three hours and five courses, Agustin talked openly about why he became a chef, his upbringing, Anthony Bourdainesque descriptions of the days when chefs drank gin-and-tonics out of plastic quart containers, and where he eats on his days off. Agustin grew up baking with his Filipino grandmothers; an early culinary triumph was when he finally got a recipe for leche flan just right. He chose a career in the kitchen against the wishes of his family and went on to cook for Gordon Ramsay in London and Traci Des Jardins in San Francisco. At Madera, he has focused on

John Wesley, the sous chef at Madera, places preserved blackberries and wild onion onto servings of smoked squab.

cultivating close relationships with a smaller number of growers, narrowing the number of farms the restaurant sources from to about 10. He brings his whole staff, both front and back of house, on farm visits. Anyone who wants to go to a ranch to see a slaughter just has to ask. “Being a chef now, it’s easier in a lot of aspects and harder in a lot of aspects. Everything is at our fingertips. We can order from any corner of the world and procure whatever we want to, the best of everything or the most manicured of something,” Agustin said. “But at one point as a chef you have to question if

that’s the right culture to adopt.” The dinner may inspire diners to ask themselves the same question. While not everyone can afford the dinner (it costs $165 per person, including wine pairings but not tax and gratuity), most of us can visit our local farmers market to support and get to know the people growing our food. The dinners will run through November and resume again in the spring. For more information or to make a reservation, go to or call 650-561-1528. Email Elena Kadvany at V

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Boyz in the hoods SPIKE LEE UNMASKS HATRED WITH ‘BLACKKKLANSMAN’ 0001/2 (Century 16 & 20) “Do we always have to talk politics?” a man asks. “What’s more important?” a woman replies. This exchange in the new Spike Lee joint “BlacKkKlansman” sums up the director’s own sweet spot as an artist. No, he doesn’t always have to talk politics, but at this moment, he’s feeling the responsibility ... and the anger. Lee has crafted sex comedies and heartwarming nostalgia, but we like him when he’s angry, and “BlacKkKlansman,” for its keen sense of irony and the laughs that attend it, carries righteous anger at shameful history repeated. Lee and co-screenwriters David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and

Kevin Willmott adapt their script from Ron Stallworth’s memoir “Black Klansman.” Stallworth’s unlikely true story finds him in 1970s Colorado becoming what a police chief calls “the Jackie Robinson of the Colorado Springs police force.” The film’s opening scenes reveal the racism tolerated within the force as Stallworth (John David Washington, in a star-making turn) makes the case that he’s undercover material. First, he’s sent to infiltrate the Black Power movement at a college lecture by Kwame Ture, a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins), who makes some pretty reasonable sounding arguments about homicidally

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racist police misconduct. One thread of “BlacKkKlansman” explores the role of police in perpetuating race violence (while also providing Stallworth an inconvenient love interest in Laura Harrier’s Black Student Union progressive). But it’s Stallworth’s next undercover role that gives the film its stranger-than-fiction thrust: One day in the bullpen, Stallworth picks up the phone to the Ku Klux Klan, passes himself off as a white man and initiates a membership process. To crack the Klan, Chief Bridges (Robert John Burke) reluctantly keeps Stallworth on that phone and pairs him with Detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to be the white face of Stallworth when face-to-face meetings are required. What follows can be overtly funny in its absurdity. For the most part, however, “BlacKkKlansman” isn’t a comedy at all, but an earnest vintage Spike Lee joint recounting history and projecting it onto our present. Lee frames the film with contextual commentary, opening with Alec Baldwin as the voice of old-school American white hate (in one Trumpian echo, Baldwin muses, “We had a great way of life...”) and closing the film with video proof that hate groups endure and require our vigilance. In between, the story of Stallworth and Zimmerman’s investigation


Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington star in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” based on the true story of an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.

highlights their differences (by skin color) and similarities (as a Jewish cop, Flip isn’t exactly safe around the KKK). Of the police force’s “blue wall,” Flip explains, “We’re a family. Right or wrong, we stick together.” “That reminds me of another group,” Ron replies. By the time he arrives at a nicely tense climax involving a visit from KKK Grand Wizard David Duke (a smarmy Topher Grace), Lee has invoked African-American social and cultural history in a variety of engaging ways, including historical references (the Little Rock Nine, for one), side-eyes to cinematic influencers “Gone

with the Wind” and “Birth of a Nation,” and a showcase cameo role for a major black icon. It never hurts having the great American composer (and 14-time Lee collaborator) Terence Blanchard contributing invaluably to the film’s emotional tone and sense of import. “BlacKkKlansman” entertains mightily, but it’s also important, and in the end, true to form, Lee sounds his latest alarm. Rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references. Two hours, 15 minutes. — Peter Canavese

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Aquarius Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again (PG-13) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. The Meg (PG-13) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. Mission: Impossible Fallout (PG-13) +++1/2 Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. Morocco (1930) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri. - Sun. Puzzle (R) RBG (PG)

Palo Alto Square: Fri. - Sun. Palo Alto Square: Fri. - Sun.

Slender man (PG-13) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. Sorry to Bother You (R)

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

The Spy who Dumped Me (R) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

High Noon (1952) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (PG) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG) ++ Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Three Identical Strangers (PG-13) Aquarius Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

Incredibles 2 (PG) ++1/2 Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Vishwaroopam 2 (Not Rated) Century 16: Fri. - Sun.

Century 16: Fri. - Sun.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) ++1/2 Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Won’t You be my Neighbor? (PG-13) Palo Alto Square: Fri. - Sun.

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.


QHIGHLIGHT THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY HOSTS NEW WORKS FESTIVAL TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s 2018 New Works Festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, give feedback and participate in a panel discussion with the artists. This year’s festival will feature two musicals and two plays, as well as special events. Aug. 10-19, times vary. $49-$95. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.



TheatreWorks Presents ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in New Works Festival The creator of TheatreWorks’ hits “Daddy Long Legs” and “EMMA” returns with a musical of the Jane Austen classic, told with a contemporary edge. In this romantic comedy, Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy discover the power of love. Aug. 11, 8-10 p.m. $20 single ticket, festival pass $65 general. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. theatreworks. org/new-works-festival-2018 TheatreWorks Presents ‘They Promised Her The Moon’ in New Works Festival As a part of the New Works Festival, TheatreWorks presents a story of a world recordholding pilot ready to join the space race, if only America will let her. The work is inspired by the true story of a woman, Jerrie Cobb, who dreamt of stars. Aug. 14, 8-10 p.m. Single event, $20; Festival passes, $49. Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. new-works-festival-2018 Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ Emphasizing the late 19th century concept of the “New Woman,” which embraced an entirely new feminist ideal that has considerable relevance in the era of #MeToo, this production features a more modern take on the opera, “The Pirates of Penzance.” Aug. 11, 2-4:30 p.m. $20-$53, discounts for students and seniors. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. TheatreWorks Presents ‘Born in East Berlin’ in New Works Festival Another work being presented as a part of TheatreWorks’ New Works Festival, this drama which follows Anne, an American music producer caught up in the politics of intimidation at the height of the Cold War. Aug. 17, 7-9 p.m. $20-$65. Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. TheatreWorks Presents ‘Once Upon A Rhyme’ in New Works Festival With his community facing the recession, a talented dancer falls hard for the girlfriend of a “gangsta” rapper, threatening his own dreams of hip hop stardom. This tale of family, identity and the search for truth won the “Best of Fest” Award at the New York Musical Festival. Aug. 12, 16, 19; 7-9 p.m. $20 single event, $49 season subscribers, $65 general. Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. theatreworks. org/new-works-festival-2018

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. Open Mic Music Wednesdays Musicians and poets can share material appropriate for all ages. Performers must be 21 or older. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Tasting Room, 366 Main St., Los Altos. Planes On Paper @ Red Rock Coffee Planes on Paper, Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, will give an acoustic music performance. Recommended for fans of folk, indie folk and songwriting. Aug. 10, 8-10 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View. Sing Along to Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley invites vocalists to a community sing-along of Mozart’s “Requiem.” Conducted by Lou De La Rosa, Director of Choral Activities, West Valley College. Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. $17, free for students 25 and under. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos. California Bach Society Choral Workshop Paul Flight will discuss and rehearse choruses from Bach’s secular cantatas. Scores will be provided for all the music, and electronic copies are available for download. Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $55, music and lunch included. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

CONCERTS Summer Jazz 32nd Anniversary Concert Series Stanford Shopping Center hosts weekly rhythm and blues concerts showcasing a variety of jazz musicians and local favorites in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel. Thursdays through August 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Stanford Summer Chorus: ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ This year’s program, “A Matter of Life and Death,” will feature Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living (2013) and other choral works by Beethoven, Dello Joio and Tin that touch on similar themes, along with pieces for small ensemble. Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search for more info.

FUNDRAISERS Tour de Menlo The 16th Annual Tour de Menlo will be fully supported ride with water, rest stops and lunch provided by Lutticken’s Deli in Menlo Park. All proceeds go to Rotary need-based college scholarships and nonprofits including the Boys and Girls Club, Second Harvest Food Bank, Life Moves and many others. Aug. 18, 7 a.m. $60-$75. Starts at Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. business. Used Book & Media Sale Friends of the Palo Alto Library is holding their next monthly sale of gently used or new books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, artwork and collectibles. Over 70,000 items for adults, teens and children, 95 percent donated, sorted by subject and genre. Many foreign language materials. Aug. 11, 9:30a.m.-4 p.m. and Aug. 12, 11a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

FAMILY Second Sunday: Family Day Second Sunday at the Cantor Arts Center & Anderson Collection is a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages. Registration is not required and families can tailor their museum experience based on their schedule and the activities that interest them most. Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.



5th Annual Desi Comedy Fest Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian Comedy Festival in America, aims to showcase the South Asian comedians and create a unique live comedy experience for the South Asian diaspora. Now in its fifth year, the 2018 edition presents 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan descent. There will also be comedians from various minority groups and the LGBTQ community. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $16-$32. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Ink Worlds considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials and themes. Through Sept. 3, times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Search events. for more info.

Alphabété: The World Through the Eyes of Fréderic Bruly Bouabré The Cantor Arts Center will display Frederic Bruly Bouabré’s artwork. The exhibit will show Bouabré’s original pictographic alphabet and brightly colored postcard-size illustrations. Through Feb. 25, times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. alphabete-world-through-eyes-fréderic-brulybouabre The Baltic Way: History and Culture in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 1918 Using photographs, posters, correspondence and other documents paired with narrative text, the exhibit attempts to explain the complicated history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 20th century and considers their prospects and challenges in the 21st. Ongoing until Aug. 18. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info. The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor’s collection a sowei mask, used by the womenonly Sande Society that is unique to Sierra Leone. Ongoing until December; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Do Ho Suh: The Spaces in Between In this exhibition, artist Do Ho Suh uses a chandelier, wallpaper and a decorative screen to focus attention on issues of migration and transnational identity. Through February 25, 2019, times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

LESSONS & CLASSES Language Swap The Mountain View Public Library will host a language swap, an opportunity for interested participants to help others speak their native language and practice a new language themselves. All levels and languages are welcome. Every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. librarycalendar

Palo Alto Senior Table Tennis: Free and Fun Exercise The Palo Alto Senior Table Tennis Club invites seniors, 55 and older, to bring a racket and pair of tennis shoes to play table tennis.very Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; suggested $1 donation. Cubberley Community Center, Gym B, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

VOLUNTEERS JustREAD / JustMATH New Volunteer Tutor Orientation JustREAD/JustMATH is looking for more volunteer tutors to help one hour a week at Mountain View schools during the 2018-2019 school year. No experience required. Aug. 16, 10-11 a.m. Free. JustREAD Center, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

TALKS & LECTURES Rhys Bowen at Books Inc. Palo Alto New York Times-bestselling author Rhys Bowen will share her new novel, “Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding: Royal Spyness Mystery #12.” Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

Chandra Lee Ingram at Books Inc. Mountain View Chandra Lee Ingram shares her debut novel, “Freedom Child.” Chandra Ingram has seen extreme poverty and social injustice firsthand during her trips to India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Indonesia, Egypt and Nepal. She extensively researched modern-day slavery and at 15, returned to India where she personally interviewed over 65 current and former slaves. The true stories of those she met while sneaking into hidden factories, remote quarries and agriculture farms across Karnataka are incorporated into her novel. Aug. 12, 2-4 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Mountain View, 317 Castro St., Mountain View. Maryose Wood at Books Inc. Palo Alto Author Maryrose Wood will be present for an event celebrating the final book in her middle grade series, “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book VI: The Long-Lost Home.” Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.


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HEALTH & WELLNESS ‘Midlife Renewal: Awaken To Your Second Half of Life’ This presentation aims to provide support and inspiration for adults ages 45-60, who may be thinking about changes, retirement and pursuing various passions. Aug. 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

HOME & GARDEN Fun for Families: Edible Garden Tour and Tasting Families are welcome at Gamble Garden’s free Second Saturday event. Explore Gamble’s edible garden this August with a tour of the Roots and Shoots beds, vegetable beds, kitchen garden and fruit trees. Samplings of tomatoes, beans, figs, apples, pears and plums will be given. Aug. 11, 10-11:30 a.m. Free, registration required. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.

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Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement THE LASH LOUNGE MOUNTAIN VIEW SAN ANTONIO ROAD FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN644795 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The Lash Lounge Mountain View San Antonio Road, located at 555 San Antonio Rd., #45, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): PM NEW TREND 928 Wright Ave., #504 Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 07/26/2018. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 27, 2018. (MVV Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018) NOT APPLICABLE CREATIVE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN644800 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Not Applicable Creative, located at 215 W. Olive Ave., Apt. 4, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): AMBER J. SCHULTZ 215 W. Olive Ave. Apt. 4 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 NICOLE J. DURAN 4378 17TH Street Apt. B San Francisco, CA 94114 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 6/1/18. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 27, 2018. (MVV Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BEVERLY AGNETTA BEAMES, aka SOLVAY A. BEAMES Case No.: 18PR183773 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,

contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BEVERLY AGNETTA BEAMES, aka SOLVAY A. BEAMES. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JOHN M. KOT and JEFFREY O. KOT in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: JOHN M. KOT and JEFFREY O. KOT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 20, 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. Petitioner: James G. Mott-Smith 750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 100 Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 326-5802 (MVV July 27; Aug. 3, 10, 2018) AMENDED NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOSEPH GABRIEL SOUZA Case No.: 18PR183941 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JOSEPH GABRIEL SOUZA. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: ELIZABETH M. SEROCHI in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: ELIZABETH M. SEROCHI 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 October 1, 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: Michael K. Stevens, Esq. 333 W. Santa Clara Street,

Suite 260 San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 286-1723 (MVV Aug. 3, 10, 17, 2018) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA Case No.: 18CV331809 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: XIAOHUA CHEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: XIAOHUA CHEN to XIAOHUA CHERYL CHEN. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes

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The greatest increases were in this area with the average price up 60% and the median price up 55% since 2017. There were 6 sales all between $1.7 million and $2.825 million, which was a record high sale for the area with the buyer represented by The Troyer Group.












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203 NORTH SHORELINE Sales reached record highs with the average price up 11% and the median price up 10% since 2017. There were 10 sales and only one was for less than list price. The second highest price on record was reached at $2.65 million, but it did require a price adjustment, and sold for less than list price.

204 RENGSTORFF There were just 2 homes sold in the 1st half 2018, each for more than list price and in 6 days or less. While not the highest prices on record, each was for more than $2.2 million.



205 THOMPSON The average price was up 14% and the median price was up 22%. A record high individual sales price was reached at $2.488 million. There were 10 sales, each for more than list price – between 3% and 24% more. Only 1 home took longer than 9 days to sell.

207 DOWNTOWN This area tied for the most number of sales in Mountain View. Record high prices saw the average price up 23% and the median price up 33%. There were 19 sales and all but 2 were for more than list price, and by as much as 40% for a seller that The Troyer Group represented.

208 GRANT/WAVERLY PARK As always, this area had the highest average and median price, up 24% and 25% respectively, compared to 2017. There were 11 sales with one at $3.798 million – the second highest on record for this area. All but one home sold for more than list price, and by as much as 27%.

209 MIRAMONTE – LOS ALTOS SCHOOLS Once again, record high prices were reached here, and a new individual sales price was reached at $3.465 million. The average price increased 17% and the median increased 15% since 2017. There were 19 sales, only 1 of which sold for less than list price. All homes sold in 13 days or less.

209 MIRAMONTE – MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOLS The 1st half 2018 saw record high prices here with a dramatic new high price of $4.5 million (listed at $4.398 million). The average price was up 24% and the median price was up 20% compared to 2017. There were 17 sales, all but one of which sold for more than list price.

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