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Palo Alto to wave goodbye to garbage trucks? #ITY CONSIDERS PICKING UP FOOD SCRAPS FROM RESIDENTS SHARPLY REDUCING GARBAGE by Gennady Sheyner ARBAGE TRUCKS COULD SOON BE COME A LESS COMMON SIGHT ON 0ALO !LTO STREETS AS THE CITY PROCEEDS WITH AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT TO KEEP FOOD SCRAPS AND OTHER ORGANIC WASTE OUT OF LOCAL LANDFILLS 4HE CITY IS CONSIDERING ASKING ITS WASTE HAULER 'REEN7ASTE OF 0ALO
!LTO TO PICK UP ORGANIC WASTE FROM RESIDENTS IN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT FROM THE 0UBLIC 7ORKS $EPARTMENT 5NDER 'REEN7ASTES EXISTING CONTRACT WHICH WENT INTO EFFECT IN RESI DENTS YARD TRIMMINGS ARE COLLECTED WEEKLY BUT THE COMPANY ONLY COL
LECTS ORGANIC WASTE FROM COMMER CIAL CUSTOMERS )F THE CHANGES WERE TO TAKE EFFECT 'REEN7ASTE WOULD ALLOW RESIDENTS TO THROW AWAY THEIR FOOD SCRAPS AND OTHER COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS INTO DESIGNATED BINS 4HE ORGANIC MATE RIAL WOULD THEN BE SEPARATED FROM YARD TRIMMINGS AT A TRANSFER STATION IN 3UNNYVALE OR 3AN *OSE AND COM POSTED AT EITHER THE :"EST FACILITY IN 'ILROY OR ELSEWHERE "UT IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN GAR
BAGE COLLECTION WOULD BECOME LESS FREQUENT ACCORDING TO 2ON !RP THE CITYS MANAGER OF %NVIRONMENTAL #ONTROL 0ROGRAMS !RP WROTE THAT GARBAGE FREQUENCY COULD BE REDUCED BECAUSE A RECENT STUDY SHOWED THAT MORE THAN PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE GARBAGE CART CONTENTS WERE hDIVERTABLEv THAT IS EITHER COMPOSTABLE OR RECYCLABLE 4HUS ON AVERAGE LESS THAN PER CENT OF THE GARBAGE CART MATERIAL IS hTRUE GARBAGEv
h4HEORETICALLY ONCE RESIDENTS BEGIN DIVERTING ALL COMPOSTABLE OR GANIC MATERIAL TO THE GREEN BIN AND RECYCLABLE MATERIAL TO THE BLUE BIN IT WOULD TAKE FOUR WEEKS TO FILL UP THE GARBAGE CART v !RP WROTE 4HE CITY IS CURRENTLY IN THE MIDST OF RENEGOTIATING ITS CONTRACT WITH 'REEN7ASTE /N 4UESDAY NIGHT THE #ITY #OUNCILS &INANCE #OMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER TWO ALTERNATIVE PILOT (continued on page 8)
Hobee’s to close 4OWN #OUNTRY 6ILLAGE @MUST EVOLVE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF MODERN CLIENTS AND TENANTS by Sue Dremann ONGTIME 0ALO !LTO ICON (O BEES #ALIFORNIA 2ESTAURANT WILL CLOSE AT 4OWN #OUNTRY 6ILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER PROPERTY OWNER %LLIS 0ARTNERS ANNOUNCED ON 4HURSDAY 3EPT (OBEES 3TANFORD HAS BEEN AT THE CORNER OF %MBARCADERO 2OAD AND %L #AMINO 2EAL SINCE SERV ING UP ITS WELL KNOWN BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE AND OTHER HOMEY DISHES 4HE COMPANY WHICH WAS STARTED BY 0AUL 4ABER AND HIS FAMILY IN IN -OUNTAIN 6IEW EXPANDED TO OPEN A TOTAL OF NINE RESTAURANTS IN 3AN *OSE #AMPBELL 3UNNYVALE #UPER TINO ,OS 'ATOS 2EDWOOD 3HORES AND TWO LOCATIONS IN 0ALO !LTO AT %L #AMINO 2EAL AND 4OWN #OUNTRY 6ILLAGE (OBEES 0RESIDENT %D &IKE SAID HE EXPECTS TO CLOSE THE LOCATION AFTER EARLY *ANUARY AND THE COMPANY WILL TRY TO EMPLOY THE 4OWN #OUN TRY WORKERS AT ITS OTHER RESTAURANTS 4OWN #OUNTRY WANTED (OBEES TO CONTRIBUTE TO RENOVATIONS THAT ARE PLANNED WHICH INCLUDED KNOCKING DOWN WALLS AND RECONFIGURING (O BEES SPACE #OMBINED WITH A NEW LEASE AT A HIGHER RENT AND THE COSTS OF DISPLACING EMPLOYEES FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS THE COMPANY DECIDED IT COULD NOT AFFORD TO STAY HE SAID h)T WOULD HAVE TAKEN MANY MANY YEARS TO BE PROFITABLE AGAIN 4HERE WERE LOTS OF QUESTIONS 7E ABSOLUTELY DID THE NUMBERS AND THEY JUST DIDNT PENCIL OUT v HE SAID (E SAID THAT AFTER A FIRE MANY 4OWN #OUNTRY CUSTOMERS SHIFTED TO (OBEES %L #AMINO LOCATION "UT HE ADMITTED THE STAFF WOULD MISS THEIR 4OWN #OUNTRY PATRONS h4HAT LOCATION HAS LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES 7E REALLY APPRECIATE THE
A plethora of pumpkins 3OFIA 2OSEN 3YRRIST GETS A CLOSE UP LOOK AT SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF PUMPKINS ON DISPLAY AT 2INCONADA 0ARK DURING THE 'REAT 'LASS 0UMPKIN 0ATCH A FUNDRAISER FOR THE 0ALO !LTO !RT #ENTER AND THE "AY !REA 'LASS )NSTITUTE ON 3EPT
Voters to weigh in on mammoth downtown plan #OUNCIL CITES @OPPORTUNITIES @CONCERNS ABOUT PROPOSED THEATER OFFICE TOWERS by Gennady Sheyner ALO !LTO VOTERS COULD HAVE A SAY AS EARLY AS NEXT SPRING ON A SWEEPING PROPOSAL BY BIL LIONAIRE DEVELOPER *OHN !RRILLAGA TO BUILD A FOUR TOWER OFFICE COMPLEX AND A THEATER NEAR THE DOWNTOWN #ALTRAIN STATION A PROJECT THAT WOULD CREATE A NEW hARTS AND INNO VATION DISTRICTv IN ONE OF THE CITYS MOST CENTRAL LOCATIONS
4HE CITY IS STILL A LONG WAY FROM APPROVING THE AMBITIOUS PLAN WHICH WOULD BRING ABOUT SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE DEVELOPMENT TO A PRIME LOCATION BETWEEN 0ALO !LTO AND 3TANFORD 5NIVERSITY AND GIVE THE NONPROFIT 4HEATRE7ORKS THE PER MANENT HOME IT HAS LONG SOUGHT "UT WHILE THE DESIGNS OF THE NEW BUILD INGS ARE STILL BEING REFINED THE GEN
ERAL CONCEPT RECEIVED MOSTLY POSITIVE REVIEWS FROM THE #ITY #OUNCIL -ON DAY NIGHT EVEN AS SOME MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS CALLED FOR THE OFFICE COMPONENT WHICH COULD REACH STORIES IN HEIGHT TO BE SCALED DOWN !FTER A LONG DISCUSSION THAT STRETCHED INTO 4UESDAY MORNING 3EPT THE COUNCIL VOTED WITH -AYOR 9IAWAY 9EH AND #OUNCILMAN ,ARRY +LEIN RECUSED TO START LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR TWO BALLOT MEASURES RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL AT 5NIVERSITY !VE 4HE COUNCIL DIRECTED THE #ITY !TTORNEYS /FFICE TO DRAFT MEASURES THAT WOULD ALLOW VOTERS TO WEIGH IN ON THE HUGE DEVEL OPMENT IN -ARCH /NE MEASURE WOULD GIVE VOTERS A SAY ON THE ZONING CHANGES THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE TO ENABLE THE PROJECT 4HE SECOND ONE WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO USE A PORTION
OF THE NEARBY %L #AMINO 0ARK FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT 4HE VISION FROM THE CITYS PER SPECTIVE IS TO CREATE A NEW ARTS DISTRICT IN THE PROMINENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION AN AREA THAT WOULD CON NECT hTOWN AND GOWN v ACCORDING TO $EPUTY #ITY -ANAGER 3TEVE %MSLIE 4HE OFFICE BUILDINGS MEANWHILE WOULD BE BUILT BY !RRILLAGA AND DO NATED TO 3TANFORD 5NIVERSITY UNDER THE CURRENT PROPOSAL %MSLIE SAID 4HE CITY HE SAID HAD LAUNCHED SEVERAL PLANNING EFFORTS IN RECENT DECADES IN HOPES OF MAKING SIGNIFI CANT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE )NTERMOD AL 4RANSIT #ENTER WHERE THE #ALTRAIN STATION IS LOCATED "UT WITHOUT FUND ING ALL THESE PLANS HAVE LANGUISHED %MSLIE CALLED THE !RRILLAGA PRO POSAL FOR THIS CENTRAL AREA hBOLDER (continued on page 14)
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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH ... The Palo Alto City Council spends most of its time dealing with local issues such as budgets, utility rates and planning developments. But this Monday, the group will have a chance to address a subject with sweeping implications far beyond city borders â€” Californiaâ€™s death penalty. Mayor Yiaway Yeh and Councilwoman Karen Holman have authored a memo urging their colleagues to support Proposition 34, which would repeal the death penalty and establish a $100 million fund to support law-enforcement agencies. The proposition would apply retroactively to prisoners already on death row. In their memo, Yeh and Holman noted that the death penalty has been costing the state $130 million annually. As a result, state grants for capital projects relating to public safety have been dramatically shrinking in recent years. â€œState Homeland Security Grants, typically used by cities for training, exercises, overtime and equipment projects such as contribution to our Mobile Command Vehicle, are more competitive because fewer funds are available.â€? If the council goes along with the memo, it wonâ€™t be the first time the city has taken a position against the death penalty. The council asked for a moratorium on the death penalty in 1989, according to the memo, and in 2003 passed another resolution in support of Resolution 8302, which sought to establish a moratorium on the death penalty. SELF-DRIVING MISS DAISY ... Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill at Google in Mountain View this week to allow the testing of driverless cars on Californiaâ€™s roads. And how did he get there? Da Gov rolled into the campus alongside Google co-founder and Palo Alto resident Sergey Brin in one of the companyâ€™s self-driving vehicles. Brown told an audience that the state government â€œcan either get in the way or we can help and set the frameworkâ€? for allowing selfdriving vehicles on the road. The bill, authored by state Sen. Alex Padilla, will allow licensed and bonded drivers to operate self-driving cars for testing purposes and requires that a human be at the wheel in case of emergencies. Brin said Google plans to have a â€œbroad subsetâ€? of its employees test the cars in the next year, and that the technology will be available to the general public
â€œseveral years after that.â€? Proponents of the cars say they will make roads safer, reduce traffic and even make more efficient use of parking lots because the cars can park themselves. â€œYou can have the car drop you off, and it goes off and takes somebody somewhere else,â€? Brin said. When asked about the hesitancy of lawenforcement groups to embrace the concept, Brown said, â€œAnyone who sees the cars driving will get a little skittish, but theyâ€™ll get over it.â€? CARS AND STRIPES ... Depending on whom you ask, the recent road configurations along Charleston and Arastradero roads were either much-needed and made the busy stretch safer for bicyclists and pedestrians or a misguided effort that made the street confusing for drivers. The project, which the city began in 2010, targets the busy 2.3-mile stretch between El Camino Real and Gunn High School. It includes reduction of lanes from four to three in certain stretches, dedicated leftturn lanes, a westbound right-turn lane from Arastradero into Gunn, an enhanced crosswalk at Arastradero and Clemo Drive, a median island at Arastradero and Hubbart Street and various traffic-signal modifications. So far, the changes were touted by the city as a â€œtrial,â€? but after observing the new configuration for two years, staff is proposing making them permanent. The City Council will consider this recommendation at its Monday night meeting. In a new report, Traffic Engineer Rafael Ruiz wrote that throughout the trial staff has received mixed feedback from residents. Some were concerned about increased congestion during the morning rush and increased cutthrough traffic. Others cited a â€œgeneral feeling of a much safer road to cross and travel along.â€? Barron Park resident Nick Briggs, who falls into the latter camp, wrote to the council that he has been â€œoverall, very happyâ€? with the re-striping. â€œIt has reduced the peak speeds I observe and not significantly increased the time it takes me to travel in either direction,â€? Briggs wrote. Not everyone, however, shared his sentiment. â€œThe present striping also is confusing and dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists,â€? wrote Jean Wren, a Matadero Avenue resident. â€œCars have difficulty figuring out where the main lane is, thus often invade the bicycle lane or turn lanes.â€? Perhaps, self-driving vehicles could solve that problem. N
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Palo Alto moves ahead with ‘neighborhood grants’
Upcoming local political forums 6OTERS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO BONE UP ON STATE AND CITY RACES AND ISSUES N ADDITION TO THE ELECTION OF THE COUNTRYS NEXT PRESIDENT VOT ERS ON .OV ARE BEING ASKED TO REGISTER THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT NUMEROUS STATE AND LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES AS WELL AS CANDIDATES FOR OFFICES INCLUDING #ITY #OUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD #IVIC GROUPS WILL BE HOSTING A VARIETY OF VOTER EDUCATION FORUMS IN THE COMING WEEKS PROVIDING THE ELECTORATE WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND ISSUES THEY WILL BE VOTING ON (ERE ARE SOME OF THE EVENTS &OOTHILL $E!NZA #OLLEGES "OARD OF 4RUSTEES 3UNDAY 3EPT PM AT 3AN !NTONIO 2OAD ,OS !LTOS 3PONSORED BY THE ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS ,OS !LTOS-OUNTAIN 6IEW ,OS !LTOS 0UBLIC ,IBRARY CO SPONSORED BY THE ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 0ALO !LTO ,76 #UPERTINO 3UNNYVALE 0ROS AND #ONS FORUM SCHOOL FUNDING AND PROPOSITIONS AND 7EDNESDAY /CT PM AT "RYANT 3T 0ALO !LTO 3PON SORED BY ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 0ALO !LTO 0ALO !LTO 5NIFIED 3CHOOL $IS TRICT "OARD OF %DUCATION 7EDNES DAY /CT PM AT #HURCHILL !VE 0ALO !LTO 3PON SORED BY THE 0ALO !LTO #OUNCIL OF 04!S AND THE ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 0ALO !LTO 0ROS AND #ONS FORUM COVERING ALL STATE PROPOSITIONS -ONDAY /CT PM AT "RYANT 3T 0ALO !LTO 3PONSORED BY THE ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 0ALO !LTO
0ROS AND #ONS FORUM COVERING ALL STATE PROPOSITIONS 4UESDAY /CT PM AT -ID DLEFIELD 2OAD 0ALO !LTO 3PON SORED BY THE *UNIOR ,EAGUE OF 0ALO !LTO -ID PENINSULA 0ROS AND #ONS FORUM COVERING ALL STATE PROPOSITIONS 7EDNESDAY /CT PM AT 7EBSTER 3T 0ALO !LTO 3ANTA #LARA #OUNTY "OARD OF %DUCATION 4RUSTEE !REA .O 7EDNESDAY /CT PM AT 2OCK !VE -OUNTAIN 6IEW 4RUSTEE !REA .O ENCOM PASSES 0ALO !LTO ,OS !LTOS ,OS !LTOS (ILLS -OUNTAIN 6IEW AND 3UNNYVALE PER THE NEW BOUNDAR IES CREATED BY THE CENSUS 3PONSORED BY ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS ,OS !LTOS-OUNTAIN 6IEW AND #RITTENDEN -IDDLE 3CHOOL 04! #O SPONSORED BY ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 0ALO !LTO AND ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS #UPER TINO 3UNNYVALE 0ALO !LTO #ITY #OUNCIL 4HURS DAY /CT PM AT (AMILTON !VE 0ALO !LTO 3PON SORED BY THE ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 0ALO !LTO 3TATE !SSEMBLY AND 3TATE 3EN ATE 7EDNESDAY /CT PM AT ,AUREL 3T -ENLO 0ARK #O SPONSORED WITH ,EAGUE OF 7OMEN 6OTERS 3OUTH 3AN -ATEO #OUNTY %LECTION $AY PRESIDENTIAL STATE LEGISLATURE AND COUNTY FINAL ELEC TIONS 4UESDAY .OV AM PM -ORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWWSMARTVOTERORG N 0ALO !LTO 7EEKLY STAFF
.EW PROGRAM AIMS TO STRENGTHEN SENSE OF @CONNECTEDNESS AMONG RESIDENTS by Gennady Sheyner EEKING TO STRENGTHEN THE TIES THAT BIND NEIGHBORS IN 0ALO !LTO CITY LEADERS ENDORSED ON -ONDAY NIGHT 3EPT A PRO POSAL FROM -AYOR 9IAWAY 9EH TO START A hNEIGHBORHOOD GRANTSv PRO GRAM THAT WOULD FUND BLOCK PARTIES NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAMS AND OTHER PROJECTS AIMED AT BOOSTING A SENSE OF CONNECTEDNESS 4HE PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE DESIGNED BY STAFF IN THE COMING MONTHS IS ANOTHER COMPONENT OF 9EHS BROADER EFFORT TO SPUR COM MUNITY INTERACTION %ARLIER THIS YEAR HE LAUNCHED THE -AYORS #HALLENGE A SERIES OF ATHLETIC EVENTS INTENDED TO HELP NEIGHBORS MEET NEIGHBORS (E TOUTED THE PROPOSED GRANT PRO GRAM AS THE NEXT STEP h! GAME OF PINGPONG IS GREAT FOR ONE DAYS WORTH OF GETTING TOGETHER AND TRYING SOMETHING OUT BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH TO REALLY RECOMMIT RE KINDLE OR RESPARK A LOT OF THAT SENSE OF NEIGHBORLINESS v 9EH SAID 9EH ALSO CITED THE DRAMATIC DE MOGRAPHIC CHANGES 0ALO !LTO HAS EXPERIENCED OVER THE PAST TWO DE CADES NAMELY PERCENT OF 0ALO !LTANS ARE NOW OLDER THAN AND NEARLY PERCENT IDENTIFY THEM SELVES AS !SIAN OR !SIAN !MERI CAN ACCORDING TO THE 53 #ENSUS 4HE NEW PROGRAM HE ARGUED IN A MEMO CO AUTHORED BY 6ICE -AYOR 'REG 3CHARFF COULD BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN LONGTIME RESIDENTS AND RE CENT ARRIVALS h.EIGHBORHOODS ARE WELL PO SITIONED TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO EXPERIENCE THEIR COMMUNITY
THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PRO GRAMS TO DETER CRIME TO SUPPORT EACH OTHERS DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES LIKE GARDENING AND DOG WALKING AND TO PREPARE A LOCALIZED RESPONSE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY OR NATURAL DISASTER v THE MEMO STATES h!S A COMMUNITY THE RELATIONSHIPS NEIGHBORS HAVE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF RENEWAL AND ARE BUILT THROUGH PRO ACTIVE EFFORTSv 3CHARFF AGREED AND SAID THE NEW PROGRAM WHICH WOULD DISTRIBUTE UP TO IN GRANTS ANNUALLY IS A REASONABLE SUM TO EXPEND h)TS A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY AND ITS A GOAL WHICH WE SHOULD ALL ASPIRE TO TO BE CONNECTED IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH OUR NEIGHBORS v 3CHARFF SAID #OUNCILMAN 'REG 3CHMID ALSO PRAISED 9EHS PROPOSAL SAYING IT PROVIDES hENCOURAGEMENT FOR PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO TRY THINGSv #OUNCILWOMAN +AREN (OLMAN AGREED BUT ARGUED THE PROGRAM SHOULD NOT BE RESTRICTED TO ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD ASSO CIATIONS )NDIVIDUALS SHE SAID CAN ALSO HAVE CREATIVE IDEAS FOR BEAUTI FICATION PROJECTS OR NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE PROGRAMS THAT MERIT SUPPORT FROM THE CITY h) DONT THINK IT OUGHT TO BE LIMITED TO NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS )T COULD BE SOME OTHER ENTITY THAT WORKS IN THE COMMUNITY v (OLMAN SAID h#RITERIA SHOULDNT BE WHAT THE GROUP IS BUT WHAT THE ACTIVITY AND THE GOAL ISv (OLMAN ALSO PROPOSED GETTING THE 0ARKS AND 2ECREATION #OMMIS
SION INVOLVED IN DOING THE hHEAVY LIFTINGv IN GETTING THE NEW GRANT PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING A SUGGES TION THAT HER COLLEAGUES ACCEPTED #OUNCILMAN 3ID %SPINOSA WAS LESS SANGUINE AND SAID HE WAS HESITANT TO SPEND TAXPAYER MONEY ON A PROGRAM UNLESS THERE ARE CLEAR PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS "UT %SPINOSA ULTIMATELY VOTED WITH THE MAJORITY 4HE COUNCIL VOTED WITH ,ARRY +LEIN AND .ANCY 3HEPHERD DISSENT ING TO DIRECT STAFF TO DESIGN THE NEW GRANT PROGRAM +LEIN OPPOSED THE IDEA AND ARGUED THAT ITS NOT CLEAR WHAT THE PROBLEM IS AND WHETHER THE PROPOSED GRANT PROGRAM WOULD ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM +LEIN ALSO SAID THE CITYS EXISTING NEIGHBOR HOOD GROUPS HAVE LONG BEEN HOST ING BLOCK PARTIES AND OTHER EVENTS WITHOUT PUBLIC SUBSIDIES 4HROWING MONEY AT THE PROBLEM HE SAID IS THE hCLASSIC ANSWER v THOUGH IN THIS CASE ITS NOT CLEAR WHAT THE EXPENDITURES WOULD ACHIEVE h7E HAVE A NUMBER OF VERY VI BRANT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS THAT PUT ON SUCH EVENTS ALL ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT THE NEED FOR CITY MONEY v +LEIN SAID h3O ) DONT SEE WHY WE SHOULD BE SPENDING MONEY WHEN THEYRE ALREADY DOING ITv 3HEPHERD ARGUED THAT THE 0ARKS AND 2ECREATION #OMMISSION DOESNT HAVE THE PURVIEW TO REVIEW THE NEW GRANT PROGRAM AND VOTED AGAINST THE MOTION ON THOSE GROUNDS N 3TAFF 7RITER 'ENNADY 3HEYNER CAN BE EMAILED AT GSHEYNER PAWEEKLYCOM
New prize for teens aims to spur community service ,OCAL INVESTOR FORMER CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OFFERS IN CONTEST by Chris Kenrick ALLING ALL INNOVATIVE ALTRU ISTIC TEENS 9OU COULD WIN IF YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT RISES TO THE TOP IN A NEW CONTEST ! SMALL LOCAL FOUNDATION IS AWARD ING TWO CASH PRIZES TO #ALI FORNIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ANOTHER TWO TO COLLEGE STUDENTS OR PROFESSIONALS OR YOUNGER WHO COME UP WITH hCREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMMUNITY PROBLEMSv !PPLICANTS MUST HAVE A PROTOTYPE ANYTHING FROM A SOFTWARE APP TO A NEW SERVICE OR PROCESS SUCH AS AN INNOVATIVE LITERACY PROGRAM AND MUST SUBMIT A TWO MINUTE 9OU4UBE VIDEO SHOWCASING THE IN NOVATION %NTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BY A SIX MEMBER PANEL WHICH INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO WORK IN LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS h7E WANT TO EMPOWER THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST YOUNG MINDS IN #ALI
FORNIA TO BE ENTREPRENEURS FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES v SAID 3TEVE 7ESTLY A FORMER SENIOR EXECUTIVE AT E"AY AND $EMOCRATIC POLITICIAN WHOSE FOUNDATION WILL AWARD THE PRIZE IN $ECEMBER OR *ANUARY !PPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY .OV h/UR GOAL IS TO HELP BRING THEIR IDEAS TO LIFE AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO START NONPROFITS AND COMPANIES THAT WILL BENEFIT #ALIFORNIA AND BEYOND v 7ESTLY SAID 7ESTLY WHO WAS #ALIFORNIAS STATE CONTROLLER FROM TO AND RAN UNSUCCESSFULLY IN THE $EMOCRAT IC PRIMARY FOR GOVERNOR IN IS NOW A -ENLO 0ARK INVESTOR FOCUSING ON CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES 7ITH MILLION IN ASSETS AND ANNUAL DISBURSEMENTS OF ABOUT THE 7ESTLY &OUNDATION FOCUSES ON PROGRAMS THAT hIMPROVE THE TRAJECTORY OF UNDERSERVED AND AT RISK CHILDREN IN #ALIFORNIAv -OST OF THE AWARDS HAVE GONE TO
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Bright lights, small city 0ALO !LTO INSTALLING ,%$ STREETLIGHTS by Sue Dremann ALO !LTO STREETS WILL BE GETTING 3TREET "RYANT 3TREET AND &OREST AND BRIGHTER IN THE NEXT MONTHS (AMILTON AVENUES AND IN PARTS OF THE AS THE CITY 5TILITIES $EPART -IDTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD 4HE FEEDBACK MENT EMBARKS ON THE LATEST PHASE WAS GENERALLY POSITIVE +ATZ SAID OF A MULTI YEAR PROJECT TO REPLACE "UT AS THE UTILITIES DEPARTMENT HAS ALL THE CITYS STREETLIGHTS WITH LIGHT BEGUN INSTALLING THE FIRST FEW THOU EMITTING DIODES ,%$S SAND LIGHTS CITYWIDE SOME RESIDENTS "UT THE LIGHTS ARE GETTING MIXED ARE FINDING THEM TOO GLARING REVIEWS 3OME RESIDENTS FIND THE h4HE LIGHTS ARE BLINDING BRIGHT TOO BRIGHT BLUISH LIGHT JARRING OTHERS WHITE AND THE FIXTURES ARE TOO TALL ARE PLEASED CITY OFFICIALS SAID AND INDUSTRIAL v SAID 2OHINI #HAKRA 4HE REPLACEMENT PROJECT WAS IN VARTHY WHO ADDED THAT ENERGY EFFI SPIRED BY THE 4EN 9EAR %NERGY %FFI CIENCY IS A GREAT IDEA IN GENERAL CIENCY 0LAN THAT 0ALO !LTO ADOPTED h7HEN YOU LOOK UP YOU SEE A ROW IN WHICH HOPES TO REDUCE THE OF OVER BRIGHT ,%$S VERSUS THE SOFT CITYS USE OF ELECTRICITY BY PER GLOW OF THE SODIUM VAPOR LAMPS CENT BY THROUGH PROGRAMS SUCH ON OUR STREET 4HESE DO NOT BELONG IN AS REPLACING STREETLIGHTS A SWEET NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE #RESCENT 5TILITIES SPOKESWOMAN $EBRA +ATZ 0ARK MORE A 7ALMART PARKING SAID THE MAIN GOAL IS TO FIND THE MOST LOT v #HAKRAVARTHY SAID COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO MAKE IT SAFER AND )F THE LAMPS ARE BROUGHT TO HER EASIER FOR RESIDENTS TO MOVE THROUGH STREET #HAKRAVARTHY SAID THAT SHE THE CITY AND THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS WOULD START A PETITION ,%$ LIGHTS USE PERCENT LESS +ATZ SAID THE CITY IS IN A BIT OF A ELECTRICITY THAN OLDER HIGH PRESSURE #ATCH SODIUM LAMPS ,%$S ALSO HAVE h) CANT OVEREMPHASIZE THE EXTENT PERCENT LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS TO WHICH PEOPLE HAVE VERY DIFFERENT AND DONT NEED TO BE REPLACED AS REACTIONS TO ALL TYPES OF LIGHT %VEN OFTEN 4HE LIGHTS ARE ALSO BRIGHTER WITH THE CURRENT (03 HIGH PRESSURE INCREASE VISIBILITY AND DISCOURAGE SODIUM LAMPS OUR DEPARTMENT HAS ILLEGAL ACTIVITY SHE SAID GOTTEN SIMULTANEOUS COMPLAINTS FROM 4HE CITY RAN A PILOT PROGRAM IN THE SAME AREA OF THE LIGHT BEING @TOO !PRIL TESTING ,%$ LIGHTS FROM DIM AND @TOO BRIGHT v SHE SAID SIX MANUFACTURERS 4HE LIGHTS WERE IN h4HE COVERAGE OF A LIGHT DEPENDS STALLED AROUND #ITY (ALL ON 2AMONA ON MORE THAN JUST THE LIGHT ITSELF
PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE BROADCAST LIVE ON KZSU, FM 90.1 CABLECAST LIVE ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL 26 ********************************** THIS IS A SUMMARY OF COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS. THE AGENDA WITH COMPLETE TITLES INCLUDING LEGAL DOCUMENTATION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE BELOW WEBPAGE: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/knowzone/agendas/council.asp (TENTATIVE) AGENDA–REGULAR MEETING-COUNCIL CHAMBERS Monday, October 1, 2012– 7:00 PM SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY 1. Presentation from Raania Mohsen, Executive Director for Cities Association of Santa Clara County 2. Acknowledgement of Recipients of Mayor’s “Green Leader Business Award” CONSENT CALENDAR 3. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement for the Sale of System Resource Adequacy Electricity Capacity to NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC, for Calendar Year 2013 4. Award of Contract with Muzak, LLC, in the Amount of $201,992 for Media Broadcast System for the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center (CIP PE-09006) 5. Adoption of a Resolution approving and ratifying the Resource Adequacy Transfer Agreement Transferring a Portion of the City’s Resource Adequacy Capacity from the High Winds Energy Center to NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, in 2013 and 2014 6. Approval of a Final Map to Create Six New Residential Condominium Units at 382 and 384 Curtner Avenue ACTION ITEMS 7. Staff Response to Colleagues Memo on Pension and Health Reform 8. Approval of the Retention of the Charleston Road/Arastradero Road Phase II Trial Restriping Improvements between El Camino Real and Gunn High School 9. Policy & Services Recommendation Regarding Council Priority Setting Process 10. Colleagues Memo from Holman, Burt, Yeh regarding Proposition 34 STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Finance Committee will meet on October 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM to discuss; 1) Refuse Pilot Collection Modiﬁcation Program, 2) Carbon Neutral Deﬁnition, and 3) Brannon Solar PPA.
4HE SURROUNDING TREES LANDSCAPING AND BUILDING SIZES ALL INFLUENCE HOW BRIGHT OR DIM AN AREA IS AND HOW FAR THE LIGHT SHINES v +ATZ SAID 4HOUGH THOUSANDS OF LIGHTS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED THE DEPARTMENTS RE CEIVED ONLY DOZENS OF COMPLAINTS SHE SAID 3OME RESIDENTS SAID THE ,%$S ARE A VAST IMPROVEMENT OVER THE OLD OR ANGE ONES h7HEN ) WALKED OUT A FEW NIGHTS AGO ) WAS STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT THERE WERE FEWER DARK PLACES ON THE STREET 4HEN ) NOTICED THE ,%$ LAMPS v 2ITA ,ANCEFIELD SAID h)N TALKING WITH SOME OF MY NEIGH BORS MOST LIKE THEM AND FEEL SAFER BECAUSE THERE WERE FEWER SHADOWY PLACES /UR NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BEEN HIT THREE TIMES FAIRLY RECENTLY BY BUR GLARIES AND ROBBERIES 4HE TREE PRUN INGS DIDNT SEEM TO HELP MUCH BECAUSE THE OLD ORANGE LIGHTS WERE INADEQUATE 4HIS IS MUCH BETTER v SHE SAID +ATZ SAID THE ,%$ LAMPS COME WITH THREE BRIGHTNESS SETTINGS 4HE CITY INSTALLS THEM AT THE LOWEST SET TING UNLESS PEOPLE FIND THE LIGHT TOO DIM )F THE LIGHT IS STILL CONSIDERED TOO BRIGHT THE CITY CAN ADD A SPECIAL IZED SHIELD TO FURTHER MUTE THE LIGHT )F SOMEONE HAS CHECKED WITH NEIGHBORS ON THE BLOCK AND THERE IS AGREEMENT THAT THE LIGHT LEVEL IS A PROBLEM HE OR SHE CAN EMAIL TO 5TILITIES %NGINEERING AT ,%$3TREET LIGHTS CITYOFPALOALTOORG 2ESIDENTS SHOULD PROVIDE THEIR NAME LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION 0EOPLE WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST OF LOCA TIONS TO BE EVALUATED +ATZ SAID 4HE CITYS SCHEDULE TO REPLACE STREETLIGHTS IS AS FOLLOWS s 4HROUGH #ENTRAL 0ALO !LTO FROM %MBARCADERO 2OAD TO ,OMA 6ERDE !VENUE ABOUT PERCENT COMPLETE WITH LIGHTS SO FAR s .ORTH 0ALO !LTO FROM 0ALO !LTO !VENUE TO %MBARCADERO INCLUDING DOWNTOWN s 3OUTH 0ALO !LTO FROM THE ,OMA 6ERDE AREA TO THE CITY BOUNDARY PAST 3AN !NTONIO !VENUE s 0ALO !LTO EAST OF 53 (IGHWAY AND WEST 0ALO !LTO FROM %L #AMINO 2EAL TO &OOT HILL %XPRESSWAY AND !LEXIS $RIVE AREA IN THE FOOTHILLS ! MAP OF THE INSTALLATION PLAN AND MORE INFORMATION HAS BEEN POSTED AT WWWCITYOFPALOALTOORGUTILITY PROJECTS N
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PATRONAGE v HE SAID 4HE COMPANY IS SCOUTING FOR A NEW 0ALO !LTO LOCATION BUT FOR THE TIME BEING THE %L #AMINO RESTAURANT hWILL BE THE NEW (OBEES CAPITAL v HE SAID *IM %LLIS MANAGING PRINCIPAL PARTNER OF %LLIS 0ARTNERS SAID THAT THE COMPANY IS FINISHING UP NINE YEARS OF RETROFITTING AND UPGRADES h7E HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN THIS SECTION OF THE PROJECT )TS SOME THING WEVE BEEN PLANNING FOR A LONG TIME v HE SAID #AROLINE -ORRIS VICE PRESIDENT OF ASSET MANAGEMENT SAID THE SAME WORK WAS DONE TO THE OTHER BUILDINGS AT THE CENTER OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS %LLIS AND -ORRIS SAID THEY TRIED TO WORK WITH (OBEES AND WORKED WITH ALL OF THE OTHER TENANTS IN THE BUILDING
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Paving work on San Antonio Road may clog traffic 3AN !NTONIO 2OAD WILL BE REPAVED BETWEEN -IDDLEFIELD 2OAD AND 53 (IGHWAY DURING THE NIGHT ON &RIDAY 3EPT AS PART OF 0HASE )) OF THE 3AN !NTONIO 2OAD -EDIAN )MPROVEMENT 0ROJECT (Posted Sept. 25 at 11:33 a.m.)
Palo Alto man gets 18 months for fraud 2ICHARD &ERGUSON 4IPTON OF 0ALO !LTO RECEIVED AN MONTH FEDERAL PRISON SENTENCE -ONDAY 3EPT FOR HIS PART IN A REAL ESTATE INVEST MENT SCHEME THAT VICTIMIZED "AY !REA INVESTORS (Posted Sept. 25 at 9:48 a.m.)
Willie Mays named ‘history maker’ by County 7ILLIE -AYS A RESIDENT OF !THERTON SINCE AND CONSIDERED BY MANY THE BEST ALL AROUND BASEBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIME HAS BEEN NAMED THE 3AN -ATEO #OUNTY (ISTORY -AKER FOR (Posted Sept. 25 at 8:58 a.m.)
Driver trapped in crash on Page Mill Road 0ALO !LTO FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO USE THE h*AWS OF ,IFEv TO EXTRICATE THE DRIVER OF A GREEN (YUNDAI SEDAN FOLLOWING A THREE VEHICLE CRASH ON 0AGE -ILL 2OAD -ONDAY AFTERNOON 3EPT (Posted Sept. 24 at 2:55 p.m.)
Stanford Blood Center lawsuit on hold ! JURY TRIAL PITTING A LONGTIME BLOOD DONOR AGAINST 3TANFORD "LOOD #ENTER THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN -ONDAY 3EPT HAS BEEN POST PONED ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS (Posted Sept. 24 at 11:50 a.m.)
Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter 4RADER *OES HAS ISSUED A RECALL OF ITS #REAMY 3ALTED 6ALENCIA 0EANUT "UTTER OUT OF CONCERN THAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BE CONTAMINATED WITH SAL MONELLA THE &OOD AND $RUG !DMINISTRATION &$! ANNOUNCED &RIDAY 3EPT (Posted Sept. 24 at 9:52 a.m.)
Breast-density notification bill signed into law ! BILL AUTHORED BY STATE 3EN *OE 3IMITIAN THAT WOULD REQUIRE PHYSI CIANS TO NOTIFY WOMEN WHO HAVE DENSE BREAST TISSUE OF THEIR INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER HAS BEEN SIGNED BY 'OV *ERRY "ROWN AND IS NOW LAW OF THE LAND (Posted Sept. 24 at 9:09 a.m.)
Several injured in crash near San Antonio Road #REWS CLEARED AN OFF RAMP ON 53 (IGHWAY IN 0ALO !LTO 3UNDAY 3EPT AFTER A SOLO VEHICLE CRASH IN THE AREA LEFT MULTIPLE PEOPLE INJURED ACCORDING TO THE #ALIFORNIA (IGHWAY 0ATROL (Posted Sept. 24 at 8:40 a.m.)
VIDEO: Space Shuttle passes over Bay Area ! MASSIVE CROWD GATHERED ON THE TARMAC AT -OFFETT &EDERAL !IRFIELD &RIDAY MORNING 3EPT TO WATCH THE HISTORIC LAST FLIGHT OF 3PACE 3HUTTLE %NDEAVOUR AS IT WAS FERRIED TO A MUSEUM IN ,OS !NGELES (Posted Sept. 21 at 12:25 p.m.)
Unexpected guilty plea in middle of murder trial !N %AST 0ALO !LTO MAN STANDING TRIAL FOR A YEAR OLD MURDER SUD DENLY ADMITTED HIS GUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS JURY TRIAL ON 4HURSDAY 3EPT (Posted Sept. 21 at 10:57 a.m.)
TO RENEW LEASES AND TO RELOCATE THEM %LLIS SAID THAT &IKE hIS A SMART THRIVING LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR 7E BOTH TRIED TO REACH FAVORABLE TERMSv %LLIS 0ARTNERS STARTED RENOVATING WHAT WAS A FLAGGING RETAIL CENTER IN 3EISMIC UPGRADES RENOVA TIONS NEW LANDSCAPING SEATING AND GATHERING SPACES AND AN INFLUX OF NEW STORES AND RESTAURANTS INCLUD ING ANCHOR STORE 4RADER *OES HAS REVITALIZED THE CENTER WHICH IS NOW BUSTLING )N EARLY %LLIS WILL WORK ON THE LAST PIECE OF THE UPGRADE REHA BILITATING A PORTION OF THE BUILDING THAT ALSO HOUSES *AMBA *UICE AND (ALO "LOWDRY "AR 7HEN THE WORK IS COMPLETED THE BUILDING WILL RE OPEN AND INCLUDE 'OTTS 2OADSIDE A GOURMET HAMBURGER RESTAURANT THAT SERVES UPDATED !MERICAN AND #ALI
FORNIA CLASSICS FOR BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER 'OTTS WILL TAKE LESS THAN SQUARE FEET OF SPACE AND COULD OPEN NEXT SUMMER -ORRIS SAID 4HE COMPANY HAILS FROM 3T (ELENA IN .APA 6ALLEY *AMBA *UICE WILL RELOCATE SOON TO ITS NEW LOCATION ACROSS FROM THE NEWLY OPENED !SIAN "OX RESTAURANT (ALO "LOWDRY "AR WILL BE DOUBLING IN SIZE AT A NEW LOCATION ELSEWHERE ON THE PROPERTY h4HERES BEEN A LOT OF TRANSITIONS AND WE APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT v %LLIS SAID (OBEES HAS WON THE hBEST BREAK FASTv CATEGORY OF THE 0ALO !LTO 7EEK LYS ANNUAL h"EST /Fv READERS CHOICE CONTEST FOR NUMEROUS YEARS N 3TAFF 7RITER 3UE $REMANN CAN BE EMAILED AT SDREMANN PAWEEK LYCOM
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A SIX-WEEK INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL PLANNING CLASS Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. It is better for you to register now, but you may also register the first evening of class on OCT. 10th. (Class #057). The cost is $49. No prior financial knowledge is required. To register call (408) 864-8817, or online, www.communityeducation.fhda.edu (in the Financial Planning section).
â€œOutstanding Course!â€? â€œI donâ€™t want to exaggerate, but I truly believe this course has improved my life and my financial well-being. The instructors had an outstanding command of the material and presented it thoughtfully and with great humor & insight.â€?
Some of the Topics Are: $ HOW TO INVEST IN DIFFICULT TIMES $ STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL ESTATES $ THE BEST WAYS OF INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE $ ETFs, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS & STOCK $ THE NEW WORLD OF TAXES $ THE UNKNOWN DANGERS OF TAX-FREE INCOME $ PROTECTING WEALTH & ASSETS IN TROUBLED TIMES $ MANAGING YOUR MONEY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE $ WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW & FINANCIAL PLANNING $ HOW TO CHOOSE A TOP-NOTCH ADVISOR $ TURNING THE MOST COMMON FINANCIAL MISTAKES INTO PROFIT $ HOW TO PROPERLY INTEGRATE YOUR IRAs & 401(k)s $ ECONOMIC HEDGING & ASSET ALLOCATION $ HOW TO INVEST FOR/IN RETIREMENT $ AND MUCH, MUCH MORE ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS Steve Lewis is President of Lewis & Mathews Investment Management in Menlo Park. He is a college professor, investment counselor, Value Line award winner, financial author and has appeared on national radio and television. He is a past officer of the S.C. International Association of Financial planners and served on the National Academy Advisory Board. He has written for Money magazine and Dow Jones's Barron's. Jim Curran is a veteran of over 25 Years on Wall Street. He is President of Curran & Lewis Investment Management, Inc., in Menlo Park, a Wealth Manager Magazine top Wealth Management firm. He is Chief Portfolio Manager, and specializes in investment advice for individual investors, companies, and their officers. He is an accomplished and dynamic college and business lecturer.
The instructors have taught over 30,000 Northern Californians their money managing techniques. SOME COMMENTS FROM PAST CLASS MEMBERS: â€œThis course has been excellent, very informative and enlightening.â€? â€œ...Very objective in presentation of material...â€? â€œI have looked forward to each class like opening a new package each week.â€? â€œThe course exceeded my expectations.â€? â€œ...A very helpful, well thought out, well presented course. I have recommended it to many people.â€? â€œWell done, informative, stimulating.â€? â€œTerrific! Loved the course.â€? â€œYour ability to take subject matter and make it understandable commands my highest respect.â€?
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PROGRAMS Âˆ ONE THAT WOULD REDUCE GARBAGE COLLECTION TO ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH AND ANOTHER ONE THAT WOULD ELIMINATE IT ENTIRELY 4HE NEW REPORT NOTES THAT STAFF HAS PREVIOUSLY hVIEWED THE COLLEC TION AND PROCESSING OF EXPANDED OR GANIC RESIDENTIAL WASTES AS A SERVICE THAT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE COSTSv h(OWEVER IF THE NEW EXPANDED ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM COULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN CONJUNC TION WITH REDUCED GARBAGE SERVICE LEVELS THEN THE ADDITIONAL COSTS
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Palo Alto government action this week
Public Art Commission (Sept. 20)
Elections: The commission elected Commissioner Larisa Usich as chair and Amanda Ross vice chair. Yes: Unanimous â€œAuroraâ€?: The commission preliminarily approved temporary art installation â€œAurora,â€? a 30-foot-tall metal tree adorned with LED lights, for downtown. The commission agreed to pay up to $1,200 for permitting and insurance for the piece. Yes: Unanimous Sculpture: The commission agreed to include donated sculpture â€œLa Guitarraâ€? at Cogswell Plaza in downtown Palo Alto with the stipulation that its de-installation, transportation and moving costs be less than $5,000. Yes: Unanimous Other business: The commission approved an additional $3,000 for the manufacture and installation of artwork for the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center teen room. Yes: Unanimous
City Council (Sept. 24)
Neighborhood grants: The council directed staff to design a new â€œneighborhood grantsâ€? program, which would distribute $25,000 annually to support neighborhood projects. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Klein, Shepherd 27 University Ave.: The council discussed the proposed â€œArts and Innovation Districtâ€? at 27 University Ave., featuring four office towers and a theater, and directed staff to draft an advisory measure that would allow residents to vote on the proposal in 2013. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd Recused: Klein, Yeh
Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear a presentation from the Cities Association of Santa Clara County; acknowledge recipients of the â€œGreen Business Awardâ€?; consider retention of Charleston Road and Arastradero Road re-striping improvements; and discuss the councilâ€™s annual prioritysetting process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss a food-scrap collection program for residents; consider the definition of â€œcarbon neutralityâ€? as pertaining to the Utilities Department; and consider a power-purchase agreement with Brannon Solar. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the Rinconada Park Master Plan and the progress of the Magical Bridge playground at Mitchell Park. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a request for a permit to allow operation of a pre-Kindergarten program at 1095 Channing Ave.; and consider rezoning a 1.6-acre site at 423-451 Page Mill Road from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Service Commercial (CS). The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a resolution to continue the Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Available Now (CLEAN) program; discuss an update of the cityâ€™s 10-year energy-efficiency goals; and consider recommending that the council approve a pilot program involving time-of-use electric rates for residential customers. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider a request by Matt Oâ€™Shea of OTO Development on behalf of Schnell Brothers Properties to allow three signs at 4214-4220 El Camino Real; and review the design of a new three-story mixed-use condominium building at 1845 El Camino Real. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
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STREET SWEEPING A FEE FOR THE ANNUAL CLEAN UP DAY AND A FEE FOR THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM TO EACH BILL 4HE CITY IS ALSO IN THE MIDST OF EVALUATING A PROPOSAL TO BUILD AN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PLANT AT "YXBEE 0ARK IN THE "AYLANDS 4HE FACILITY COULD CONVERT YARD TRIMMINGS FOOD
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IN DOG VS. DONKEY, DOGS OFTEN LOSE ... One of Barron Parkâ€™s beloved donkeys, Perry, was injured on Sept. 24 after a large dog entered Perry and Ninerâ€™s pasture and began harassing the donkeys, Barron Park Association Board Member Doug Moran reports. Perry suffered injuries, including a 2-inchsquare patch of skin torn from his face and cuts on his front legs. The vet was called promptly; the wounds are likely to heal in about 10 days. The dogâ€™s owner stayed until the arrival of head donkey handler Bob Frost. The owner will be paying the vet bill, Moran said. In the past, there have been other reports of other dogs harassing the donkeys. â€œPlease leash your dogs near the donkey pasture, both for the sake of the donkeys and your dog. Realize that a donkey can easily kill a dog. In many places, donkeys are raised to be guard animals for herds of sheep and are very effective in driving off, and occasionally killing, coyotes and marauding dogs and the like,â€? he emailed residents. A pet goose and chickens have been killed and seniors have been knocked down and injured due to off-leash dogs, he said. BIKE PALO ALTO! ... Bike Palo Alto! is back for its third year on Oct. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. The bicycle fest includes a ride that starts at El Carmelo Elementary School at Bryant Street and Loma Verde Avenue. It also includes bike-safety education, free ice cream, YMCA-sponsored childrenâ€™s activities, a free bike-safety check and help with basic maintenance, a free bike map with the routes from Palo Alto to Menlo Park, a raffle and prizes. The event is free and does not require pre-registration. Palo Alto Neighborhood Green Teams and partners with the Mayorâ€™s Challenge and Palo Alto YMCA are the sponsors. More information is available at www.pagreenteams. org/bikepaloalto. N
PACKAGE PINCHERS ... Residents expecting to receive at-home package deliveries are being warned to beware of package thieves. A Crescent Park resident who lives near Dana Street and Newell Road saw two youths steal two packages from her front door Monday, Sept. 24. The thefts occurred within 30 seconds of delivery by United Parcel Service at about 6:30 p.m. One thief wore a brown sweatshirt with a hood covering his face; the other wore a blue sweatshirt with a hoodie. Both wore blue jeans and white T-shirts, according to the resident. Palo Alto police searched for and stopped four boys, but they didnâ€™t have the parcels. Neighbors later found one box, still sealed, in the bushes across from the victimâ€™s house, and the victim reports that she found the other box ripped open and empty.
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The ultimate soccer moms .EIGHBORHOOD WOMEN TAKE TO THE FIELD TO LEARN THE GAME by Sue Dremann WELVE WOMEN LINED UP FOR MOVES SCRIMMAGED AND HAD THEIR SOCCER DRILL ON THE SOGGY MINUTES OF REAL PLAY THAT PUT ALL OF FIELD AT %LEANOR 0ARDEE 0ARK THE MORNINGS SKILLS TOGETHER %ACH WOMAN ALTERNATELY TAPPED ONE )N THE COMING WEEKS THEYLL LEARN CLEATED FOOT AND THEN THE OTHER ON TO MANIPULATE THE BALL FORWARD AND TOP OF A SOCCER BALL IN RAPID SUC BACK AND BEHIND AND AROUND THEM CESSION PRACTICING SPEED BUILDING BUILDING UP SPEED 3TACCATO STEPS PROPELLED THE BALLS "ESIDES EXERCISE AND BADLY NEEDED FORWARD SOCIAL TIME THE MOMS ARE LEARNING h1UICK 1UICK 1UICKv ORDERED SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND #OACH +EN -BURU AS THE WOMEN THE GAME THEIR CHILDREN PLAY THEY WHO ARE ALL MOMS IN THEIR S AND SAID S SPED DOWN THE FIELD h) NEVER PLAYED A SPORT BEFORE )T h3PEED IS NOT THE FASTEST BALL BUT WAS NEVER SUGGESTED v SAID ORGA THE FASTEST FEET v HE INTONED h) KNOW NIZER *ULIE /LEGARIO WHO LIVES YOU ARE WORKING HARD NOW 9OURE IN /LD 0ALO !LTO ,EARNING SOCCER GOING TO FEEL ITv PUT HER IN HER DAUGHTERS SHOES SHE #OACH +EN AS HE IS COMMONLY SAID $URING THE FIRST DAYS OF PLAY CALLED IS A POPULAR 0ALO !LTO CHIL hWE WERE FEELING AS VULNERABLE AS DRENS SOCCER INSTRUCTOR WHO HAS OUR CHILD HAD FELT v SHE RECALLED RAISED A GENERATION OF YOUNG PLAYERS /LEGARIO SAID SHE FIRST MET -BURU IN HIS YEARS OF TEACHING .OW HES AFTER SIGNING UP HER SHY YEAR OLD RAISING A GENERATION OF THEIR MOMS DAUGHTER AND OBSERVING THE CHILDS MANY OF WHOM ARE PLAYING SOCCER TRANSFORMATION UNDER #OACH +EN FOR THE FIRST TIME %VERY DAY FOR WEEKS HER DAUGH 4HE WOMEN PANTED AS THEY MADE TER HAD COMPLAINED THAT SHE DIDNT FOR THEIR WATER BOTTLES DURING A WEL WANT TO PLAY THE GAME "UT THEN COME BREAK 3WEAT POURED DOWN SOMETHING CHANGED THEIR ALREADY GLISTENING SKIN )N ONE h"Y THE TH WEEK SHE WENT FROM AND A HALF HOURS THEY DID WARM SAYING @) WANT TO BE A PALEONTOLO UP EXERCISES LEARNED BASIC SOCCER GIST WHEN ) GROW UP TO @) WANT TO
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!GE OLD CELEBRATION ON 3ATURDAY INCLUDES ANTIQUES PLANTS HOMEMADE PIES AND A RUMMAGE SALE by Sue Dremann ALO !LTOS &RIENDS TH !NNUAL (ARVEST &ESTIVAL MIGHT NOT BE AS OLD AS THE "RITISH PAGAN FESTI VALS OR $IWALI THE )NDIAN &ESTIVAL OF ,IGHTS BUT LIKE THESE ANCIENT HARVEST FESTIVALS THIS 3ATURDAYS EVENT IS STEEPED IN THE TRADITION OF FRIENDSHIP AND SHARING THE BOUNTIFUL HARVEST 4RUE TO THE SPIRIT OF THE HARVEST FAIR THE &RIENDS (ARVEST &ESTIVAL IN -IDTOWN OFFERS LOCALLY MADE HOMEMADE JAMS CHUTNEYS AND PIES "UT THERE ARE ALSO PLANTS USED BOOK AND RUMMAGE SALES AN INTER NATIONAL CRAFTS TABLE ANTIQUES STORYTELLING AND LIVE MUSIC 4HERE IS EVEN THE 0ICK A 0OCKET LADY WHOSE FRILLY WHITE APRON CONTAINS DOZENS OF POCKETS FILLED WITH TREASURES FOR CHILDREN TO PICK .EW THIS YEAR -ENLO 0ARK MAGICIAN (UGH -AC$ONALD 4HE &RIENDS (ARVEST &ESTIVAL BEGAN IN THE MID S WHEN *OSEPHINE AND &RANK $UVENECK HELD A FUND RAISING PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT (IDDEN 6ILLA &RIENDS IN OTHER COUN TRIES SENT PACKAGES WITH SMALL GIFTS INSIDE TO BE SOLD TO BENEFIT THE &RIENDS #OMMITTEE ON ,EGISLATION OF #ALI FORNIA A NONPARTISAN 1UAKER ADVOCACY GROUP WORKING TOWARD #ALIFORNIA LAWS THAT SUPPORT PEACE NONVIOLENCE HEALTH CARE THE ENVIRONMENT COMPASSIONATE SOCIAL AGEN DAS AND ABOLISHING THE DEATH PENALTY
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City of Palo Alto Presents the 28th annual
5K walk, 5K & 10K run — Great for kids and families A benefit event for local non-profits supporting kids and families
TIME & PLACE
RACE IS TONIGHT!
5K walk 7:00pm, 10K run 8:15pm, 5K run 8:45pm. Race-night registration 6 to 8pm at City of Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center, Embarcadero & Geng Roads (just east of the Embarcadero Exit off Highway 101). Parking — go to PaloAltoOnline.com to check for specific parking locations.
COURSE 5K and 10K loop courses over Palo Alto Baylands levee, through the marshlands by the light of the Harvest Moon! Course is flat, USAT&F certified (10k run only) on levee and paved roads. Water at all stops. Course map available at www.PaloAltoOnline.com.
REGISTRATIONS & ENTRY FEE
Adult Registration (13 +) registration fee is $30 per entrant by 9/14/12. Includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. Youth Registration (6 - 12) registration is $20 per entrant by 9/14/12. Includes a long-sleeved t-shirt. Youth (5 and under) run free with an adult, but must be registered through Evenbrite with signed parental guardian waiver, or may bring/fill out a signed waiver to race-night registration. Late Registration fee is $35 for adults, $25 for youth from 9/15 - 9/26. Race night registration fee is $40 for adult; $30 for youth from 6 to 8pm. T-shirts available only while supplies last. Refunds will not be issued for no-show registrations and t-shirts will not be held. MINORS: If not pre-registered, minors under 18 MUST bring signed parental/waiver form on race night.
SPORTS TEAM/CLUBS: Online pre-registration opportunity for organizations of 10 or more runners; e-mail MoonlightRun@paweekly.com.
DIVISIONS Age divisions: 9 & under; 10 - 12; 13 - 15; 16 - 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 & over with separate divisions for male and female runners in each age group. Race timing provided for 5K and 10K runs only.
COMPUTERIZED RESULTS BY A Change of Pace Chip timing results will be posted on PaloAltoOnline.com by 11pm race night. Race organizers are not responsible for incorrect results caused by incomplete/incorrect registration forms.
AWARDS/PRIZES/ENTERTAINMENT Top three finishers in each division. Prize giveaways and refreshments. Pre-race warmups by Noxcuses Fitness, Palo Alto
PALO ALTO GRAND PRIX Road Race Series — Moonlight Run, 9/28; Marsh Madness, 10/27; Home Run, 9/11, for more information go to www.paloaltogp.org.
BENEFICIARY Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund. A holiday-giving fund to benefit Palo Alto area non-profits and charitable organizations. In April 2012, 55 organizations received a total of $353,000 (from the 2011-2012 Holiday Fund.)
MORE INFORMATION Call (650) 463-4920, (650) 326-8210, email MoonlightRun@paweekly.com or go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com. For safety reasons, no dogs allowed on course for the 5K and 10K runs. They are welcome on the 5K walk only. No retractable leashes. Bring your own clean-up bag. Jogging strollers welcome in the 5K walk or at the back of either run.
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Upfront THEREBY CREATING A BETTER PEDES TRIAN ENVIRONMENT 'ARBER WHO IS ALSO ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 4HEATRE7ORKS ADDED THAT THE GOAL IS TO hCREATE A VERY CONTEM PORARY EXPRESSION THAT IS UNIQUE TO DOWNTOWN 0ALO !LTOv 4HE PROPOSAL HAS ALREADY WON OVER #LEMENT #HEN WHO OWNS AND RUNS THE 7ESTIN AND 3HERATON HO TELS NEAR THE PROJECT SITE #HEN TOLD THE COUNCIL HE WAS INITIALLY SKEPTI CAL OF THE PLAN GIVEN THE PROJECTS GREAT DENSITY BUT BEGAN TO SUPPORT IT AFTER HEARING ABOUT MEASURES TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA h7E HAVE A ONCE IN MANY LIFETIMES OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE OF -R *OHN !RRILLAGA BEING ABLE TO CONSIDER THE BENEFITS TO TRAFFIC THEATER AND EVERYTHING THAT CAN REALLY TRANSFORM AN UNDERUTILIZED CONFUSING AND REALLY TOUGH TOUGH AREA v #HEN SAID .OT EVERYONE HOWEVER WAS JAZZED ABOUT THE PROPOSED ARTS DISTRICT "OB -OSS A LAND USE WATCHDOG AND FREQUENT CRITIC OF LARGE NEW DEVELOPMENTS CALLED IT THE hMOST APPALLING PROPOSAL )VE SEEN IN 0ALO !LTOv IN ALMOST YEARS 2ESIDENT -ARTIN 3OMMER WHO LIVES NEAR THE PROJECT SITE TOOK HIS OPPOSITION A STEP FURTHER AND BE GAN CIRCULATING A PETITION SEEKING TO PREVENT THE BUILDINGS FROM GOING UP 3OMMER WHOSE CONDOMINIUM BUILDING IS BORDERED BY !LMA AND (IGH STREETS SAID THE LARGE BUILD INGS WOULD CUT OFF THE RESIDENTS VIEW OF THE 3ANTA #RUZ -OUNTAINS AND SEVERELY IMPACT THEIR REAL ES TATE VALUES h0EOPLE ARE GETTING ANGRY ABOUT THESE PROPOSED BUILDINGS v 3OM MER WROTE (E SAID HES GETTING A GREAT RE SPONSE FOR HIS PETITION WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT WWWUNIVERSITY COM N 3TAFF 7RITER 'ENNADY 3HEYNER CAN BE EMAILED AT GSHEYNER PAWEEKLYCOM
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4HE FESTIVAL IS NOW HELD AT THE 0ALO !LTO &RIENDS -EETINGHOUSE #OLORADO !VE WHERE AS MANY AS PEOPLE ATTEND EACH YEAR /R GANIZERS ESTIMATE THE FESTIVAL BRINGS IN AS MUCH AS WHICH GOES TO HIRE A LOBBYIST IN 3ACRAMENTO "UT THE FESTIVAL IS MOSTLY ABOUT HAVING A GOOD TIME SAID -ARIE 3I MIRENKO CO CHAIR FOR THE HARVEST FESTIVAL COMMITTEE 4HERE IS FACE PAINTING AND FREE MUSIC ALL DAY LIVE JAZZ BLUES FOLK AND WORLD MUSIC FROM THE "ALKANS AND A PERFOR MANCE BY THE 2AGING 'RANNIES WHO SING POLITICALLY INSPIRED DITTIES 4ABLES WILL BE PILED HIGH WITH HOMEMADE COOKIES CAKES PIES AND BROWNIES (ANDICRAFTS FROM %L 3AL VADOR AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE FOR SALE AT THE )NTERNATIONAL TABLE 4HIS YEARS PLANT SALE INCLUDES SUCCULENT CONTAINER GARDENS FROM -ENLO 0ARK BASED SUCCULENT GARDEN SPECIALIST $ANNY -EEHAM HERBS AND HOUSEPLANTS !NOTHER SECTION THE 2UMMAGE %XTRAVAGANZA WILL HAVE HOUSEWARES TOOLS AND TOYS AMONG OTHER USEFUL ITEMS ! SEPARATE USED
D OWNSIZING B Y D ESIGN BOOK AREA OFFERS NEW DISCOVERIES FOR CHILDREN AND ALL BOOKS ARE PRICED AC CORDING TO THEIR THICKNESS SHE SAID 4REASURE HUNTERS CAN ALSO EXPECT TO FIND SOME UNUSUAL GLASSWARE JEWELRY ART PHOTOGRAPHS AND CRYS TAL AT THE !TTIC 4REASURES SECTION 3IMIRENKO SAID h/VER THE YEARS NOW MORE OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE BEEN FINDING THINGS IN THEIR ATTICS 4HEY ARE THE THINGS THAT OUR OLDER MEMBERS HAVE INHER ITED AND HELD ONTO ALL OF THEIR LIVES v SHE SAID h)TS JUST A FUN TIME TO GET TOGETHERv N 3TAFF 7RITER 3UE $REMANN CAN BE EMAILED AT SDREMANN PAWEEK LYCOM What: A Day of Fun Family Activities at 46th Annual Harvest Festival When: Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse, 957 Colorado Ave. (between Louis and Greer roads), Palo Alto Cost: Free admission, entertainment and parking Information: https://sites.google. com/site/fclcaharvestfestival2012/ or HarvestFestFriends@gmail.com
by Siobhan Oâ€™Sullivan
Downsizing Dilemma! Many empty nesters really want to downsize for a variety of reasons. And some of the questions and concerns that crop up I hear time and time again: Where will I move to? How do I start? What are my options? How much is my home worth? What will my costs be? How far will my financial resources take me? Can I manage with less space? What am I going to do with all my STUFF?!!! And sometimes panic sets in and results in stagnation. My advice is to get help! Why would you even try to figure out such a monumental lifestyle strategy without arming yourself with a great support system? Surround yourself with a team of trusted professionals. You will need a tax advisor, financial planner, an estate attor-
ney and a Realtor. Have them all get together to discuss your options, to help brainstorm and give you their best advice. If you would like hear more, come to my seminar on Wednesday October 3rd at Little House in Menlo Park at 800 Middle Avenue. Nikki James of Opes Advisors, Cindy Hofen of Managing Moves and More and I will be hosting a seminar from 11-12 where we will be discussing the topic of Downsizing. Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers as we will be offering light refreshments. And if you cannot make that time and date, contact me to find out when and where the next one will be held. Whatever you do, get help and donâ€™t try to do it all on your own!
For answers to any questions you may have, or, advice or tips you may want to share relating to Downsizing by Design, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Siobhan is a residential real estate specialist with Dreyfus Properties.
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING of the Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission (P&TC) shall conduct a Special public meeting at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the Council Conference Room, Ground Floor, Civic Center, Palo Alto, California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on these items.
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Richard Lyman A memorial service will be held for If the reserved parking spaces are full, former Stanford President Richard Lyman purchase a permit for your dashboard from on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at Stanford any pay kiosk (only until 4:00 pm, since Memorial Church. A receptparking is enforced until 4:00 ion will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. pm only) and park in Visitor at the Stanford Faculty Club. designated spaces. The kiosks Lyman, whose tenure as take all forms of payment. provost and later president of Please allow ample time to for Stanford University spanned a parking and walking to the tumultuous period of student church. Questions regarding protest over the Vietnam the service and parking may War, weapons research and be directed to the Memorial civil rights, died May 27 of Church office at (650)723congestive heart failure. He 1762. was 88. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers, the Lyman There will limited firstfamily requests that memorial Photo courtesy of Stanford News Service come, first-served reserved donations be made in his parking available for the service, with name to the American Friends Service signage reading â€˜R. Lyman Memorialâ€™, at Committee or the Michelle R. Clayman the Tresidder Pay Lot and the Oval. Do Institute for Gender Research at Stanford. not purchase a parking permit or pay the For Stanfordâ€™s full obituary on Lyman, meters at these designated spaces. visit news.stanford.edu. PA I D
Staff reports for agendized items are available via the Cityâ€™s main website at www.cityofpaloalto.org and also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after 2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be closed on the 9/80 Friday. CONTINUED BUSINESS. Public Hearing 1. 1095 Channing Avenue: (Continued from June 13th P&TC Meeting) Request by John Miller, on behalf of Elizabeth Seton School and Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose, for a Conditional Use Permit Amendment allowing the operation of a new Pre-Kindergarten program within an expanded building, and an after school day care program, associated with an existing private school (K-8 program) at 1095 Channing Avenue. Zone: R-1. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from CEQA per section 15301. 2. 423-451 Page Mill Road: (Continued from August 29th P&TC Meeting) Request by Stoecker and Northway Architects for initiation of a rezoning of a 1.6 acre site from Single Family Residential (R-1) to Service Commercial (CS), and an amendment of the siteâ€™s Comprehensive Plan land use designation from Single Family Residential to Service Commercial. Environmental Assessment: An initial study/draft Negative Declaration has been prepared for public comment from August 17, 2012 to September 17, 2012. Questions. For any questions regarding the above items, please contact the Planning Department at (650) 329-2441. The ďŹ les relating to these items are available for inspection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This public meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26. ADA. The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities, services or programs, to participate at public meetings, or to learn more about the Cityâ€™s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact the Cityâ€™s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing email@example.com.
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A weekly compendium of vital statistics
POLICE CALLS Palo Alto Sept. 12-28 Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Attempted burglary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Commercial burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Counterfeiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Vehicle related Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Abandoned bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . 21 Driving without a license . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Lost/stolen plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .9 Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Casualty/fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Disturbing the peace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Elder abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .9 Possession of stolen property . . . . . . . .1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Reports of shots fired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Menlo Park Sept. 12-28 Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Spousal abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Credit card forgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
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John R. Johnson October 20, 1923-September 17, 2012
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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND THE CITY OF PALO ALTO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of City of Palo Alto intends to adopt or amend a conﬂict-of-interest code pursuant to Government Code Section 87302, the code will designate employees who must disclose certain investments, income, interests in real property, and business positions, and who must disqualify themselves from making or participating in the making of governmental decisions affecting those interests. A written comment period has been established commencing on October 1, 2012 and terminating on December 3, 2012. Any interested person may present written comments concerning the proposed code no later than December 3, 2012 to the City of Palo Alto, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301. No public hearing on this matter will be held unless any interested person or his or her representative requests a public hearing no later than 15 days prior to the close of the written comment period. The City of Palo Alto has prepared a written explanation of the reasons for the designations and the disclosure responsibilities and has available all of the information upon which its proposal is based. A conﬂict of interest code designates those employees, members, ofﬁcers, or consultants who make or participate in the making of decisions which may affect ﬁnancial interests and who must disclose those interests on ﬁnancial disclosure statements. A copy of the proposed conﬂict of interest code will be available in the City Clerk’s ofﬁce on October 1, 2012, for inspection during normal business hours. Copies of the proposed code and all of the information upon which it is based may be obtained from the City of Palo Alto, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Any inquiries concerning the proposed code should be directed to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, City.Clerk@cityofpaloalto.com, 650-329-2571. DONNA J. GRIDER, MMC City Clerk Page 16ÊUÊ-i«ÌiLiÀÊÓn]ÊÓä£ÓÊUÊ*>ÊÌÊ7iiÞÊUÊÜÜÜ°*>Ì"i°V
John R. Johnson, who ran the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for more than two decades and served as city manager of Menlo Park during the boom years of the early 1960s, died Sept. 17 at The Sequoias in Portola Valley. He was 88. A nationally respected health-care administrator, Mr. Johnson was an active community volunteer and dedicated Stanford alumnus. He was devoted to his family, especially to his wife, Phyllis, to whom he was married for 66 years until her death last year. He loved to travel, play tennis and dominoes, and spend time with his granddaughters. Mr. Johnson was born in Greeley, CO, on Oct. 20, 1923, the son of the Rev. Rector and Elsie Bales Johnson. As the son of a Methodist minister, he moved frequently as a child, from Colorado to Arizona and eventually to San Jose, CA, when he was in high school. He met his bride, Phyllis Hackman, at the First United Methodist Church youth group. After graduating from San Jose High School in 1941, Mr. Johnson entered Stanford University, where he majored in political science. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, he joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to ofﬁcer training school. In 1944 he was commissioned an ensign, got married in Asbury Park, NJ, and headed for Guam, where he served on a minesweeper, the USS Oracle. After the war, Mr. Johnson returned to Stanford and received his B.A. in political science in 1946. In 1947 he received a fellowship in Public Affairs from the Coro Foundation in San Francisco. Mr. Johnson’s distinguished 40-year career was dedicated to serving Peninsula residents during a time of tremendous growth and change. From 1952 to 1964, he worked for the City of Menlo Park, as Assistant City Manager and then as City Manager. Menlo Park was in the midst of the post-war boom, and under Mr. Johnson’s direction the city expanded its boundaries and built a new library and police station. In 1964, Mr. Johnson went to work for the Palo Alto Medical Clinic as Executive Administrator. Over the next 23 years, as doctors transitioned from house calls to managed care, he presided over the clinic’s growth into
the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, a premier regional provider of medical services. In 1987 he became Vice President of Administration for PAMF. He retired in 1991 but continued to serve on the board of directors for several years. He also served as president of the Medical Group Management Association and the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care, and was a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Mr. Johnson was a fervent Stanford booster and a generous community volunteer. He served as president of the Stanford Alumni Association, as a member of the “chain gang” at Stanford football games and as a docent in the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He served for 32 years on the board of directors of Channing House and received the Lifetimes of Achievement award from Avenidas. John and Phyllis Johnson had a son and a daughter, Steve and Kris. “Dad was my hero and always will be,” said Kris. “He was a perfect father, a perfect gentleman and he was always there for me.” “Although we’ll miss Dad,” Steve said, “he’s back where he belongs, which is with Mom.” His granddaughters, Anna Johnson and Sarah Johnson Macek, have fond memories of summers at Lake Tahoe, evenings around the ﬁre pit in their grandparents’ Menlo Park backyard, and thousands of domino games. “He was always so delighted to see our faces,” recalled Anna. “And he genuinely cared about the happiness of those around him.” “He was the most amazing man I, or anybody had the chance to meet,” Sarah said, “and I was lucky to share so much of his life and love.” Mr. Johnson is survived by Steven Johnson and his wife Carol of Petaluma, Kristina Johnson of Truckee, Anna Johnson and Mark Heaphy and Sarah Johnson Macek and Brandon Macek, all of San Rafael. A memorial reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Sequoias, 501 Portola Rd., Portola Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coro Foundation, 601 Montgomery St., Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111, or the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301. PA I D
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Transitions Births, marriages and deaths
Kathryn Anne Carleton Kathryn Anne Carleton, 53, of Palo Alto, Calif., died Sept. 17 surrounded by loved ones at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1959, in Hartford, Conn., t he oldest daughter of Walter B. Kurgas Sr. and the late Mary Bette (Krupski) Schiloski. She lived in Puerto Rico from age 5 to 9, and then moved with her family to Massachusetts, where she graduated from Franklin High School in 1977. She received a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1985, with a concentration in painting. She moved to California in 1991, where she started her own graphicdesign business, contracting with Sunset Magazine among other clients. Soon after she arrived in the Bay Area, her sister Laurie Kurgas introduced her to Jeff G. Carleton of Palo Alto, and they were married on Sept. 25, 1992. They had their daughter, Melissa, in May 2000. She maintained her lifelong interest in art, serving on the Palo Alto Public Art Commission from 1994 to 1998, including one term as chair. She was honored by a City of Palo Alto resolution in January 2000 for her service on the commission and for giving “unselfishly of her time and talents in support of the City of Palo Alto Art in Public Places Program.”
(continued from previous page) Vehicle related Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Concealed weapon in vehicle . . . . . . . . .1 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . 16 Driving without a license . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .7 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Possession of paraphernalia. . . . . . . . . .2 Miscellaneous Brandishing a weapon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 CPS referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Mental evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Possession of knife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Restraining order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .1 Threats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Violation of court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Atherton Sept. 12-28 Violence related Assault w/a deadly weapon . . . . . . . . . .1
Throughout her life, she continued to enjoy doing her own painting and other creative projects. She participated with Melissa in several musical productions at the First Congregational Church in Palo Alto, where she was a member. She helped organize donations for Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center’s 35th Anniversary FUNdraising party in 2007. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in early June 2011. After 15 months of staying optimistic while she did everything she could to regain her health, she accepted hospice support at home over the last month of her life and was cared for by her husband, family and friends until her death. She is survived by her husband, Jeff G. Carleton; their daughter, Melissa Carleton; three sisters, Laurie Kurgas of Los Altos, Robyn (Joe) Solimando of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Lainie (and Slade) Johnson of Saugus, Calif.; brother, Walter B. Kurgas Jr. of Lebanon, N.H.; mother-inlaw, Ruth Carleton of Palo Alto; sister-in-law, Nancy G. Carleton of Berkeley; four nieces and three nephews. Her father, Walter B. Kurgas Sr., lives in Altamonte Springs, Fl. A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Memorials may be made to the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, earmarked for Melissa Carleton, and sent c/o Ruth Carleton, 36 Pearce Mitchell, Stanford, CA, 94305; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. N Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle related Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .1 Driving without a license . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Parking/driving violation . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Misc. traffic violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Suspicious vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .4 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .3 Vehicle code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Alcohol or drug related Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Citizen assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 CPS referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Disturbing/annoying phone calls. . . . . . .1 Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Located missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Medical aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Misc. penal code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .8 Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Town ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
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CITY OF PALO ALTO NOMINEES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following persons have been nominated as candidates for the ofﬁce of Council Member for the City of Palo Alto in the General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, for the four full terms commencing January 1, 2013, and expiring December 31, 2016: 1. Marc Berman 2. Pat Burt 3. Timothy Gray 4. Liz Kniss 5. Gregory Schmid 6. Marc B. Weiss The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. DONNA J. GRIDER, MMC City Clerk
Raymond Monroe Smith Menlo Park Architect Ray was born October 29, 1930, in Mishawaka, Indiana. He died September 18, 2012, at home in Menlo Park, California. Ray graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1948 and from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 1953 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He practiced architecture in Menlo Park, in association with Kingsford Jones at 615 Menlo Avenue for some 40 years. Projects included the original Menlo Park Civic Center (i.e., Recreation Building, Administration Building, Library, and Council Chambers.) Other projects included schools in the Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas districts, including original designs for Laurel and La Loma schools (now Philip Brooks Academy), also numerous remodel projects at Sunset Magazine headquarters. Ray designed churches throughout the Bay Area including Congregational Churches in Redwood City and San Jose. Ray is survived by his wife Susan and three
adult children, Stanton, Sydney, and Susanne, as well as 5 grandchildren: Colin, Ella, Kiely, Phoebe and Anna. He also leaves behind his brothers and sisters and many dear friends. Ray was active in civic affairs, served on the Menlo Park Environmental Beautiﬁcation Commission at its inception, and two terms on the Menlo Park Planning Commission. He also served as an Examiner for the California State Board of Architecture. In addition to his family, Ray’s greatest loves in life were spending time in the High Sierras, ﬂy ﬁshing, pinochele, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and basketball. A private family service will be held. In lieu of ﬂowers, remembrances may be sent in Raymond M. Smith’s name to: College of Architecture and Environmental Design California Polytechnic State University One Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0282. PA I D
Mary Nell Rogers Jan. 26, 1934 – Sept. 1, 2012 MARY NELL (APPLEGATE) ROGERS of Los Altos passed away on September 1st after a long illness. Born January 26, 1934, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mary studied electrical engineering at the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduating, she worked for General Electric in New York and in 1955 married Robert Rogers, a fellow engineer from GE. Three years later she ‘retired’ to raise a family and in 1961 the family moved west, settling in Los Altos. In 1976 Mary returned to work as an engineer, joining Lockheed Missiles & Space. Mary also volunteered for the Girl Scouts and was an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, eventually holding high ofﬁces for both organizations and gaining national recognition as an advocate for women in science. In 1981
she received her MBA from Santa Clara University. Upon her second retirement, in 1998, Mary spent much of her time gardening; she also enjoyed puzzles and needlepoint. Mary is survived by her children, Bob Jr., Beverly, Beth and Molly, and four grandchildren. Service and reception September 29, 10 am, Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. All are welcome. In lieu of ﬂowers, the family would appreciate donations on Mary’s behalf to the Girl Scouts of Northern California (https ://girlscoutsnorcal. ejoinme.org/MyPages/OnlineDonations/ tabid/59858/Default.aspx) or the Society of Women Engineers’ scholarship fund for the Santa Clara Valley Section (http://swe-goldenwest.org/ggs/scholarship/). PA I D
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Editorial A breathtaking proposal Arrillaga concept for high-rise offices, theater and new transit center is unprecedented in both exceeding zoning limits and providing public benefits he largest and boldest commercial development proposal in the history of Palo Alto, located at one of the worst traffic pinch-points in the city, would have been viewed by most as a non-starter under almost any circumstances. Yet with almost palpable excitement, the Palo Alto city staff and consultants Monday night presented the concept as if placing four office buildings over 100 feet tall, including one at 161 feet, and adding some 260,000 square feet of office space was a no-brainer. The dichotomy stems from the unusual applicant, or “patron” as the city staff report describes him, and the generosity encompassed in his plan. Long-time Palo Alto resident John Arrillaga, who became a billionaire through his ownership and development of office parks in Silicon Valley, is not your typical developer. He is best known locally for his extraordinary support of Stanford University, his alma mater, through donating funds for new buildings and then personally overseeing their construction. He is widely recognized as the person most responsible for funding and building the athletic facilities that have made the Stanford athletic program the top-ranked in the nation, including the infamous reconstruction of Stanford Stadium. He has a strong vision for good design, construction and landscaping and has a low tolerance for bureaucracy and obstacles to getting things done. When working in support of Stanford, Arrillaga is used to working out of the public view and getting his way. Today’s Stanford campus has been forever shaped by his philanthropy and determination to achieve his personal goals for building design and landscaping even when not fully shared by the school’s powers that be. Such is the influence of cherished major donors. Arrillaga’s concept for what is being called 27 University Ave. is both intriguing and concerning, in part because the philanthropic aspects are so unusual and in part because the size of the office buildings are completely out of scale for this city. Apart from the pure size of the project, a unique aspect is that Arrillaga is planning on donating the completed office buildings to Stanford, which already owns the land. The concept is that Stanford would then have a permanent revenue stream from the top-of-the-line tenants in the buildings. The donation aspect raises a number of questions, including whether the city would handle the proposal any differently if the university itself were the developer. And should the fact that Arrillaga is not making any profit on the development matter to City Council members in considering the merits of the project? Unlike so many so-called public benefits that have been accepted in exchange for granting increased development rights, the ones this proposal offers are real. Arrillaga proposes to completely re-do the transit center and roadways, create an attractive and functional pedestrian and bike connection between downtown and the Stanford Shopping Center, build the shell for a professional theater complex and create a vibrant hub of retail and pedestrian activity in an area that doesn’t reflect the character of today’s downtown. But the public process is off to a rocky start. The public was inexcusably given just four days to absorb a long staff report prior to Monday’s meeting, a breach of the policy goal of providing at least 10 days’ notice before meetings on major and complex projects. Seemingly mesmerized by the enormity of the proposal and the opportunity to work as a partner with the developer in creating the project, the city staff has done the public and the City Council a disservice in prematurely giving up its role as impartial professional adviser. The staff report reads more like a sales pitch than a careful articulation of the challenging policy issues posed by the proposal and the very significant traffic problems that come with a development of this size. As we await critical traffic studies, the council should resist staff’s attempts to rush this project forward and should not try to meet the timetable for a March public vote. Taking this project to the voters prematurely and without the full impacts clearly identified will ensure its defeat. N
Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions
Ugly developments Editor, I have lived in Palo Alto for more than 25 years, and I am now moved to complain about the proliferation of offensive buildings that directly abut the sidewalk, rising from the ground to create intrusive eyesores that destroy the pleasant look of our community. This message is prompted by the monstrosity on Alma near East Meadow — a development that apparently had room for open space within the buildings, hidden from view to passersby, but not enough space for a setback, or a lawn, or other feature that would allow the building to fit into the neighborhood. This seems to be a trend. I fear that the planning department may actually want buildings like this, since the Hyatt Rickeys and JCC developments share the same problems. There is no excuse for such designs; I point out that all of the industrial buildings along Page Mill Road are set back from the street, with lawns and trees (and some fountains) presenting a pastoral appearance, and not the harsh and unfriendly appearance of the Alma building, the Hyatt Rickeys development, or the JCC. As a Palo Alto resident, I complain and object to building designs in which the structure starts at the sidewalk, encroaching on the street, presenting a solid wall with no or few windows, with few or no plants or other amenities to make it look like a welcoming building, as opposed to the prison or fortress look of the developments I mentioned above. Jim Fox Carlson Circle Palo Alto
Quakeville kudos Editor, Highest kudos to Lydia Kou, visionary, founder and leader of Quakeville. This is the third year Lydia has held this event — an important exercise for all the Palo Alto Emergency Service Volunteers as well as an opportunity for the public to learn more and experience life after a disaster. This year Lydia organized more exciting components including a fabulous drill for the ARES/RACES, CERTs (Community Emergency Response Teams), NPC/BPCs (Neighborhood/Block Coordinators). Highest credit to CERT leaders: John St Clare III, Bob Sikora and Mark Meyers, who developed these exercises. The new emergency medical unit, led by Geri Spieler and Bonnie Berg, RN, demonstrated their skills in treating victims. The Red Cross, led by Karl Matzke, opened a shelter in Cubberley Gym to allow residents to spend the night. Palo Alto Animal Services,
Connie Urbanski, provided support for “stuffed” animals, which would not be able to stay in a shelter after a disaster. Ali Williams took the lead on media outreach and was the Quakeville public information officer. The information tables were ably staffed by Sheri Furman, who gave residents an opportunity to taste “emergency food,” and Sherie Dodsworth with her product, Portavault. Special thanks to the teen volunteers led by Divya Saini, FEMA Teen Council and organizer of the Gunn “Movers and Shakers.” Everyone was impressed with the make-up — thanks to TheatreWorks’ Sarah Hatton, Amanda Widick from StageArtisan FX and Kam McCowan from Stanford. It couldn’t have happened without the many wonderful volunteers and the sponsorship and support from Kenneth Dueker, director of the Office of Emergency Services.
Amazingly well done. Thanks again to Lydia Kou, organizer/director for leading the team to a very successful Quakevillle 2012. Annette Glanckopf (member of the Quakeville planning team) Bryant Street Palo Alto
No need for streetlights Editor, I agree with Marilyn Mayo (Palo Alto Weekly, Sept. 7). The new streetlights do not belong in residential neighborhoods. For many years I have enjoyed looking at the stars from the deck in my backyard. No more. I have to shield my eyes from the new streetlight, which seems as bright as the sun. Robert Sendelbeck Laguna Court Palo Alto
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For young persons, knowledgeable engagement equals volcano power by Brigid Godfrey
e’ve all heard the saying, “To assume makes an ass out of you and me.” Many of us have used it and had it used against us — but it really is true, isn’t it? I mean, when you think you know the whole story but you really don’t, you generally end up being put in your place by that smart-ass that seems to randomly jump into conversations and whose sole purpose is to make others look like idiots. Or what about when your parents are yelling at you for doing something they just assumed you did? How do you get the whole story? It depends on what your story is about, but “caring” is the right start to any odyssey. What about these elections that are coming up right here in Palo Alto? Do you care about them? Maybe you should because people on the school board control things such as the length of passing periods and what time school starts, while members of the City Council have the power to create new skate parks and teen events. Are those things you care about? Now let’s do a little geometry. I promise this “proof,” unlike those you’ve had to endure in school, will be quick and painless. Use the given: Teens care about that stuff, and the candidates care about that stuff. Now use the transitive property to come
up with the result: Teens care about candidates. See? Quick and easy — just like I promised. Anywhoo, if you can name all the candidates running for all the positions I would like you to personally turn around and give yourself a pat on the back. My back remains pat-less. I plan to do something about it. What about you? Do you care? That’s really my question. I know I would like my school day to start a little later and my lunch hour to be a little longer, but what about you? My guess is that if you’ve gotten this far into this article you probably do care about certain things — and with a little probing could probably find a lot more. What do you feel about having finals before the winter break? What would it take to help you feel more “connected,” whatever that means, to your school or community? Do you feel adults listen enough to teens’ ideas or suggestions? Which school board or council candidates do you think might be the best listeners to youth? And are you prepared enough, armed with enough solid information, to say things that are worth the listening time of others? If teens don’t care enough to find out the facts
How do you get the whole story? It depends on what your story is about, but ‘caring’ is the right start to any odyssey. and speak out about their thoughts and feelings, what right does anyone have to complain about “not being listened to”? So dig in and speak out, OK? Well, I guess you could be one of those over-achieving types who talks to the teacher about politics and laughs at the jokes that nobody else gets, which probably also means you’ve been correcting my grammar. But that’s beside the point. What was I talking about? Oh, right — caring. My guess is you do care about things in school or the community that affect you, or your family and friends. If you do, you should show it. Let the candidates know what’s important to you, to teens in general even. Go to the forums, ask questions, check the candidates’ websites, the newspaper website, the city and school district websites — get the whole story. I certainly don’t want to be an ass. I don’t know about you. I’m about to let you go about the rest of your life, but I leave you with one thought:
Remember back in elementary school when we all had to watch one million of those baking-soda-and-vinegar volcanoes? Yeah? I think elections are kinda like those — the candidates are like the baking soda and the people are like the vinegar. They need each other to make a volcano. I wonder who the red food dye is? Anywhoo, are you just going to leave that baking soda hanging? Come on bro, that’s not cool. OK, my little spiel is over, you are free to go. N Note: Candidate forums will be held Oct. 3, 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Palo Alto Unified School District offices, 25 Churchill Ave., for Board of Education candidates and Oct. 11, 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., for council candidates. Brigid Godfrey is a sophomore at Palo Alto High School. She swims, plays water polo, bakes and believes teens should be more involved in their communities.
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How much of a problem is parking in Palo Alto? Asked on Cambridge and California avenues, Palo Alto. Interviews and photographs by Haiy Le.
Teacher Park Boulevard “I personally do not have a problem because I bike.”
Stanford graduate student Cowper Street “I don’t think it is a problem. Parking is free. I’m from a town where there is a meter for every spot, so parking here is very reasonable.”
Artist Forest Avenue “It’s not a problem for me because I walk, although the bus system is limited.”
Retired Sheridan Street “A big problem. I have a handicap permit but it still is hard for me to find parking.”
UC Santa Cruz math professor Forest Avenue “I think it’s a great system compared to places like Santa Cruz where there is paid parking.”
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Good feelings and big buildings
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Councilwomen Karen Holman, from left, and Nancy Shepherd, Vice Mayor Greg Scharff and Mayor Yiaway Yeh weigh in at a recent City Council meeting.
by Gennady Sheyner
here was a time decades ago when City Council meetings in Palo Alto resembled episodes of “The Real World,” with raucous debates, endless bickering and insults flying across the dais. In this bygone era, which peaked in the 1960s, the slow-growth “residentialists,” who sought to protect Palo Alto against encroaching developments, feuded with “establishment” council members who pushed for more growth and economic prosperity. The establishment side dominated the council throughout the 1950s, a period of dramatic growth in Palo Alto, but began losing power in the early 1960s. Spurred by controversial projects such as construction of the Oregon Expressway (which ended up going to the voters and prevailing by 474 votes out of 18,340 ballots cast, according to Ward Winslow’s “Palo Alto: A Centennial History”), residentialists such as Enid Pearson, Kirke Comstock and Byron Sher began to take council seats. By 1966, establishment council members held a mere seven-to-six advantage. “We had fights and were fighting. We weren’t getting city business done. It was totally absurd,” Pearson recalled in a recent interview. The city had just hired its first city manager, Jerome Keithley, to manage the growth of the 1960s. He instantly became a target for residentialists and, according to Winslow, resigned in exasperation and under fire in 1966. Things inside the council chambers got hairy. Writes Winslow: “Personal relations between the two sides deteriorated to the insult level and, once, almost to fisticuffs. Sometimes, they couldn’t agree to accept the minutes of the previous meeting. Council meetings ran long and late, and decisions were delayed for weeks because the members could not compose their differences, particularly on issues related to land use and growth.” Council meetings today still run long and late, but the divisiveness and acrimony of yesteryear would seem unimaginable to anyone who has attended a recent City Council meeting, where unanimous votes are the norm and where the atmosphere behind the dais is usually one of genial consensus. Even on issues as controversial as California’s high-speed rail system, lane reductions on California Avenue, benefit cuts to city workers, legalization of marijuana dispensaries and massive new office developments, the council members consistently speak with the same voice, albeit a voice with nine distinct tones. There is a range of opinions: Greg Schmid and Karen Holman bring more skepticism toward new developments than most of their colleagues (both voted against the proposed four-story Lytton Gateway development) while Vice Mayor Greg Scharff and Larry Klein have been the council’s leading advocates for development. But the gulf isn’t very wide. There have been a few 5-4 votes, as in when the council authorized money for design work for a compost plant in the Baylands earlier this year or when it placed a repeal of bind-
Come November, elected City Council candidates will join governance board that’s been largely united, especially when it comes to growth ing arbitration on the 2011 ballot. But unanimity, or something very close to it, has generally been the rule. Gary Fazzino, a former two-time mayor who is writing a political history of Palo Alto, said the current council has had more unanimous votes than any since the mid-1990s. It’s also the most pro-development council since the 1960s. Fazzino compared current City Manager James Keene, with whom the council has had a smooth working relationship, to Keithley when it comes to his philosophy about economic growth and changes to the city’s character. When the council approved the massive, $5 billion expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center in 2011 — a project that added 1.3 million square feet of new development and that officials frequently referred to as the “largest development in the city’s history” — the vote was 8-0 (Klein recused himself because his wife is on the Stanford faculty). While some members of the community expressed concern about potential traffic problems caused by the expanded hospitals, council members oozed with enthusiasm about the ambitious project, with Gail Price saying it was a “pleasure to be a part of the process,” Mayor Yiaway Yeh calling it a “momentous evening” and Schmid declaring it “a night for celebration in Palo Alto.” Fazzino said the council discussion reflected the council’s view of Stanford University and Stanford Hospital not as major developers but rather as leading educational and medical institutions, respectively. “I cannot imagine the Stanford Hospital being approved on a unanimous vote 10 or 15 years ago,” Fazzino said. Other major development projects are getting the ear of the council. The two most recent proposed developments look to transcend just about every major zoning restriction on the books. Commercial developer Jay Paul hopes to build a pair of office towers on Page Mill Road, and billionaire philanthropist John Arrillaga has proposed four office towers (one of which would be 161 feet tall) and a theater near the downtown Caltrain station. Whereas before, it was relatively rare for developers to exceed the city’s 50-foot limit for new development (a residentialist restriction that once was more or less sacrosanct), that request has become relatively routine.
The Arrillaga proposal “wouldn’t have made it to first base” a few decades ago, Fazzino said. He also pointed to other recent developments, including the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Alma Plaza and Lytton Gateway, that the council allowed to be “built to the max.” November’s election, in which six candidates are vying for four seats, may not dramatically change that — although some candidates express residentialist concerns. The unusually small candidate field consists of two incumbents, Pat Burt and Greg Schmid; former two-time mayor and soon-to-be-termed-out Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss; attorney Marc Berman, a former volunteer for a successful school-bond campaign who recently served on a citizen committee that analyzed infrastructure needs; financial consultant Tim Gray; and former concert promoter Mark Weiss. The Weekly recently asked the candidates whether they think the current council gives too much weight to the views and interests of developers or residentialists, or whether they think the council strikes “an appropriate balance.” Berman and Burt both said they think the council is striking an appropriate balance. Kniss expressed caution, saying she’s been hearing from the community that developers are “coming out ahead,” a sentiment she agrees with. “Regardless of the reality, the perception is an unbalanced approach in weight given to the developers,” wrote Kniss, who as a former City Council member and a veteran Supervisor has ample experience negotiating with Stanford over land-use plans. Gray, who calls himself a residentialist, is more outspoken in his view that developers are given too much weight. He pointed to Arbor Real, a townhouse development that was recently built (continued on page 26)
Watch candidate interviews online The Palo Alto Weekly conducted interviews this week with all six candidates for City Council: Mark Weiss, Greg Schmid, Liz Kniss, Tim Gray, Pat Burt and Marc Berman. The half-hour interviews were video recorded and have been posted on YouTube and Palo Alto Online. To watch the videos, go to either www.PaloAltoOnline. com or www.youtube.com/paweekly.
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on the former site of Rickey’s Hyatt on El Camino Real and Charleston Road. The dense development has become a poster child for land-use watchdogs and residents decrying the recent trend toward massive and dense buildings. “The community provided all the community amenities, and the value went to the developers, leaving the residents with increased demands on roads, water, sewer, and the experience of increased traffic,” Gray wrote. Weiss also railed against developers having too much interest. But Schmid chose none of the three options, stating instead that the council “gives way too little time to long-term planning that can help define how a mature and sophisticated community can continue to grow.” The term “Palo Alto Process” may be a pejorative in local development circles, but Schmid says he’s all for slowing things down and hashing out a community vision before proceeding with negotiations on major new projects. “I’m in favor of process, and I think the council and staff have the obligation to set the tone for the discussion, Schmid said.
he new era of civility and growth reflects both the composition of the current council and the economic and demographic changes Palo Alto has undergone in recent years. The political spectrum had narrowed by the end of the 1970s and, according to Winslow, political slates disappeared from elections in 1981, when “most of the council members agreed on major planning and zoning issues.” “Many goals of the early residentialists had been met, including a limit on industrial and residential growth, protection of the Baylands
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and health care costs rapidly rising, the council has been scrambling to find ways to maintain city services and fund needed infrastructure projects, including a new public-safety building. “There’s such concern about the city’s fiscal situation and the need to promote economic growth — keep social media and other new companies here — I think that has driven a large part of what the council has done in terms of supporting these projects,” Fazzino said. Development approved today looks different than it did in the 1960s, however. In a nod to residents’ desires, the council has been limiting new buildings to areas near transit sites (mostly near University and California avenues), away from the residential neighborhoods dominated by single-family homes. And some of the council’s positions — including its heated and unanimous opposition to California’s high-speed-rail project and its dispute with the Association of Bay Area Governments over the number of new homes the regional group expects the city to accommodate — probably wouldn’t have been as popular among the 1960s group. But whichever way they tilt on a given issue, current council members tend to tilt together, much like the 1960s establishment. Fazzino said there is “less of a gulf” on the council now and that the political spectrum is “more concentrated” than it was even 10 years ago. “The folks on this council are pretty close to each other,” he said. The united development front hasn’t gone unopposed by the city’s lingering residentialists, though. Neighbors of new developments still speak out, often decrying proposed buildings’ size, density and potential parking problems. More broadly, Bob Moss, a veteran land-use watchdog, led a successful grassroots drive in 2009 to force private developments to have wider private streets — a proposal spurred by the approval of the Alma Plaza redevelopment, which includes 52 homes and a grocery store. After Moss gathered more than 2,000 signatures for his effort, the council agreed in July 2009 to adopt the private-streets ordinance outright rather than sending it to the voters. Concerns from Downtown North residents this year about the parking problems that could arise from the proposed Lytton Gateway development at Alma Street and Lytton Avenue prompted the council to add a (continued on page 29)
The candidates weigh in The Weekly surveyed the six candidates on a range of city issues, from land use to a ban on people living in their cars. All but Mark Weiss responded to the survey, and their answers are printed here.
Marc Berman 1. Since 2008, the Palo Alto City Council has achieved a series of concessions from the city’s labor unions on pension and health care benefits. What additional three steps would you support to further address the unfunded pension problem?
Benefits have increased dramatically as a percentage of total compensation, causing more money to be spent on retirees and less on current employees and city programs. Palo Alto must shift to a system that focuses more on take-home pay while reducing our future pension and benefit obligations. Three potential ways to do this would be to institute a cap on pensions and gradually increase the employee contribution to pensions and health care. 2. Palo Alto has recently increased its annual spending on infrastructure by more than $2 million, in keeping with a recommendation from the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission. What should the city’s top three infrastructure priorities be?
Continue to maintain the increased level of funding so as not to add to the existing infrastructure backlog. Implement an infrastructure-management system to maintain a comprehensive up-to-date inventory of Palo Alto’s infrastructure to support ongoing staff and City Council attention to infrastructure budgeting, planning and accountability. Build a new public-safety building at a new site and rebuild fire stations 3 and 4 at their present locations. 3. Do you support the proposed lane reduction on California Avenue, which is part of a larger streetscapeimprovement plan?
Yes. 4. What is your vision for the future of the Cubberley Community Center site? Do you support renewing the lease with the school district and sub-leasing to community groups?
The Cubberley lease, entered into 25 years ago when the school district was selling off sites to raise money, is a great example of the city and Palo Alto Unified School District working together for the benefit of the entire community. The situation today is quite different, and it’s logical to update the lease arrangement, in particular the covenant not to develop, to better reflect current realities. 5. Would you support allowing wireless companies to install equipment such as cell towers (in some cases higher than 100 feet) on city property to expand wireless service and enhance data capacity?
I support limited installation of cell towers on city property. Our wireless infrastructure is integral to Palo Alto’s economy. As the home to many companies developing wireless hardware and software, we must enable robust wireless service. As smartphones and tablets become the norm, the demands on wireless infrastructure are rapidly increasing. The process must include close coordination with residents and
GREG SCHMID Profession: Retired economist Top Issues: Finances, housing, land use Prior Civic Engagement: School board (1989-93), City Council incumbent, past chair of council’s Finance Committee, chair of Regional Housing Mandate Committee
Greg Schmid 1. Three steps to further address pension problem?
MARC BERMAN Profession: Attorney at Merino Yebri LLP Top Issues: Finances, infrastructure, economic development Civic Engagement: Campaign Committee for Measure A, a 2010 school board bond measure; member of the cityís Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Task Force (2010-11)
only after careful consideration of potential health concerns and in keeping with the character and design of Palo Alto. 6. Based on what you know now about the potential costs and benefits of the proposed waste-toenergy facility, would you support the construction in Byxbee Park of an anaerobic digester that would process compost and organic waste and convert it into energy? If yes, list up to three limiting conditions you would apply to the project.
I know now that I don’t know enough to answer this question. Palo Altans strongly supported a measure that encouraged further study of this issue, and city staff is in the process of performing studies about the efficacy of an anaerobic digester. I look forward to reviewing these studies when they are completed and coming to a well-researched position on this very complex issue. 7. What reforms, if any, do you support in the city’s “planned community” (PC) zoning process? What changes, if any, would you
have supported to the approved PC projects at Lytton Avenue and Alma Street and at Edgewood Plaza?
The city must do a better job of monitoring and enforcing the public benefits that are agreed upon during the PC process. This has not been done in the past, creating a situation where the public is rightfully skeptical that it will actually receive the benefits that are promised. Where feasible, the city should attempt to quantify the public benefit received and the additional benefit to the developer of the PC designation. 8. Would you support a new law prohibiting people from living in vehicles?
Rather than a blanket prohibition, we should attempt to solve this issue in a more creative and less punitive way. We must be sympathetic to the fact that innocent people get forced into situations where their only option is to live in their car — from losing a job to escaping domestic (continued on page 30)
First, be frank in listing the true actuarial costs of future liabilities on the city’s financial statements so that we don’t push compensation issues “down the road.” Second, negotiate higher levels of benefits cost-sharing. This is especially true for health benefits, whose costs are escalating much faster than city revenues. Third, rebalance the compensation-to-benefits ratio so that we can pay salaries that attract talented younger workers. 2. Top three infrastructure priorities?
Make sure that in each annual budget we keep up with critical ongoing needs for streets and sidewalks. Find extra money to fund projects neglected over the past 10 years when maintenance was allowed to fall behind. Raise outside funds (from borrowing or from other agencies) to replace public buildings that are out of date and to add new buildings and parks for our growing population. 3. Do you support the California Avenue lane reduction?
Yes, but only with the key elements that will keep California Avenue a prosperous vibrant center: expanded sidewalks for strolling, shopping and sitting, and improvements in the plaza area to make it easy to traverse and attractive to linger. The California Ave area as a whole will be adding people and needs to have an area-wide traffic plan. 4. Future of the Cubberley site?
Cubberley is the last major public school site in the urban area of Palo Alto, critical for a growing population. Yet Cubberley is currently
providing valuable community services. My vision is a new five-year lease that would allow monitoring of demographic changes. Meanwhile, the interested parties could agree on some sharing of overdue facility maintenance and needed capital improvements. The current city-school process must produce a range of realistic cooperative options that provides a win-win. 5. Cell towers on city property?
The city is limited in its discretion by the national Telecommunications Act. We must create incentives for telcos to provide quality services on shared sites that are the least disruptive to neighborhoods. Thus, I am in favor of exploring the technical and aesthetic consequences of somewhat higher towers on city-owned facilities that could provide excellent service while minimizing neighborhood impacts. 6. Composting plant at Byxbee Park? Limiting conditions?
Yes, but right now we are missing a key piece of data. Other regional agencies in California are building waste-to-energy plants that offer more comprehensive solutions — much closer to our zero-waste goals at lower prices per ton. Since our disposal contracts with GreenWaste and Smart Station expire shortly after the anaerobic digester could be built, we should explore available data on these longer-term complete disposal options as part of our current cost analysis. 7. Your opinion of the city’s PC zoning process?
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Cover Story Liz Kniss 1. Three steps to further address pension problem?
The recently state-enacted Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) appears to contain provisions that automatically apply to cities and don’t have to be bargained. Retirement age for newly hired non-safety employees is raised to 62 (Palo Alto was at 60), which I’d have recommended. The city can still bargain to have employees pick up a portion of the employers share of the pension expense, as other agencies are doing. Look at health care issue also. 2. Top three infrastructure priorities?
Streets and sidewalks; a new public-safety building; proposed playing fields at the golf course. Although great emphasis is on the public-safety building, I hear far more concern from constituents regarding conditions for walkers, runners and especially bikers. Given the dramatic rise in students biking to school, we must raise many of our roadways to the better than “fair” rating that exists. Having a street-rating system is a great addition. 3. Do you support the California Avenue lane reduction?
Yes. And as a member of the VTA governance board, I have voted for two years to allocate the grant for this project; however, counsel advised against that vote while the lawsuits were ongoing. We recently made the award from VTA. 4. Future of the Cubberley site?
PAT BURT Profession: CEO of Vascular Access Technologies Top Issues: Finances, land use, emergency preparedness Prior Civic Engagement: SOFA Area Working Group, former president of University South Neighborhood Association, Planning and Transportation Commissioner, City Council incumbent, chair of council’s Finance Committee, board member at San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, chair of Peninsula Cities Consortium (2011), Mayor (2010)
Pat Burt 1. Three steps to further address pension problem?
The council has already achieved two-tier pensions, employees assuming the full Employee PERS share of contributions, employee sharing of medical costs and elimination of pension spiking. Next, I support: Increasing the employee share of medical for existing and retired employees; moving to defined-benefit program (cafeteria) for medical and other benefits; and moving toward hybrid pensions, combining defined benefit and defined contributions. 2. Top three infrastructure priorities?
In addition to the recent $2 million per year infrastructure-spending increase, we doubled our budget for street re-paving and repair in 2010. I believe that the city’s top three infrastructure priorities should be: Improved street and sidewalk repair. A new public safety building that is correctly sized and meets police facility regulations and essential-services seismic-safety laws. Replacement of fire stations 3 and 4 to make them conform with seismic and structural requirements of essential-services buildings. 3. Do you support the California Avenue lane reduction?
Yes. I believe that it will enhance
the quality of the neighborhood, improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and improve commercial activity. 4. Future of the Cubberley site?
I support the city renewing a lease of whatever Cubberley space the Palo Alto Unified School District makes available to the city. I support the multi-stakeholder Cubberley Process that was initiated by the City Council last year, which I think will result in win/win opportunities. Long term, the school district has indicated that they will need to re-take possession of their acreage. I envision the city making more effective use of the 8 acres owned by the city and that the school district will collaborate with the city for shared use to the extent possible. 5. Cell towers on city property?
I am open to using certain city property for wireless equipment at appropriate locations. I believe that the height should be determined in the context of the location. I would prefer more locations at heights lower than 100 feet, if possible.
I was a school board member when this agreement was signed in 1988; the Palo Alto Unified School District had declining enrollment, and the coffers were empty. With basic aid now in place since the ’90s and enrollment growing at 2 percent per year, PAUSD financial circumstances are very different. This decision will likely be made late next year, and I want to hear the results of the Cobb-Lowell Advisory Committee meetings before I come to any leasing or extension decisions. 5. Cell towers on city property?
Yes. As a population that has become more dependent on cell service (especially the 21-35 age group) and in many cases not using a land line for service at all, cities need to be more responsive to citizens’ communication needs. We hear many complaints in Palo Alto regarding the “dead zones.” Increasingly, school children carry cell phones for emergency calls to their parents or care-givers, a very important connection. 6. Composting plant at Byxbee Park? Limiting conditions?
Yes, I support the construction of that facility and believe we must move in that direction. Concerns will arise from the environmental-impact report, and any mitigations need to be carefully analyzed. It must of course be cost-effective, as other communities such as San Jose are constructing anaerobic digesters and will be
6. Composting plant at Byxbee Park? Limiting conditions?
its surroundings; and strong environmental benefits.
I support a waste-to-energy facility on the acres that the voters removed from the expanded portion of Byxbee Park. I believe the project should be conditioned on an economically sound plan; good compatibility with
7. Your opinion of the city’s PC zoning process?
I believe that Edgewood Plaza is a good project as approved. I led changes to the Lytton Gateway project to reduce its size, cause it to conform
LIZ KNISS Profession: Santa Clara County Supervisor Top Issues: Infrastructure, health and wellness, sustainability Prior Civic Engagement: School board, City Council (19902000), Mayor (1994 and 2000), board member at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
looking for other markets in this area. Having our own plant keeps trucking needs to a minimum and is more environmentally sound. 7. Your opinion of the city’s PC zoning process?
I think the process as it exists is adequate; how it is used changes the outcome. I believe that the council members usually have the most impact on the decisions made. I have heard many complaints while campaigning regarding this and know that Alma in particular is troubling to observers. On the other hand, Edgewood is getting great comments from the public. Design is the key to acceptance of more density and height, I believe. 8. Ban on people living in vehicles?
Yes, with some possible provisions. The obvious is that a car is unlikely to have facilities required for bathing and other needs. I understand that some churches, etc., may wish to provide the opportunity to provide showers and toilets for those living in their vehicles. However, most cities in the county prohibit people living in their cars.
Many nearby cities have parking permits, as does College Terrace. As the downtown area becomes even more successful, and the Caltrain station increases ridership incrementally, which has now continued for a year and a half, we must take some serious steps to alleviate the impact on the downtown neighborhoods. I walk in that area often and would agree that this is a growing problem. It needs attention and action from the City Council. Council’s stance on growth: prodevelopers, pro-residentialists or balanced?
From the community, I’m hearing that the developers are coming out ahead. Regardless of the reality, the perception is an unbalanced approach in weight given to the developers. The best result seems to be Edgewood Plaza, the most criticized is the former Hyatt site at Charleston Road and El Camino Real, and the new “Elevation” site on Alma Street. In both cases, “too close” to the road and “too massive” are mentioned often. N
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to city building-height guidelines and increase its parking. I opposed much of the Alma Plaza project. I advocated for more retail and less housing, more on site parking and a more pedestrianfriendly street face. 8. Ban on people living in vehicles?
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ommendations of the community advisory committee on vehicle dwelling. I am interested in improving our restrictions and enforcement first to address the most significant problems rather than an outright prohibition at this time. I support allowing faith(continued on page 30)
Cover Story be required to build it. Either verify that the technology works and will provide a reasonable business return or turn it back to park land. 7. Your opinion of the city’s PC zoning process?
Reforms should include: First, a clear and objective statement of growth that exceed the regular or historical standards and what that means for traffic, water use, sewage use, school utilization, and overall service increases. Second, a consistent and objective analysis of what that proportional infrastructure use will cost. Eventually new schools will have to be built and new sewage plants constructed. Future costs must get funded at approval time. Pay up on day one! Don’t hand off the problem to the future. Third, community benefits have to be objectively consistently quantified. Fourth, greater public input on what public benefits are needed for the community. For the projects that have been approved, I would like to have seen better setbacks that offer an inviting front that is more in character with our neighborhoods. The adjacent neighborhoods always seem to bear the brunt of parking overflow, no matter how optimistic the plans for public transit use seem to be. The major exception is that the projects increase the demand on the infrastructure, and do nothing to cure the current infrastructure deficit. 8. Ban on people living in vehicles?
TIM GRAY Profession: Financial consultant Top Issues: Finances, infrastructure, economic development Prior Civic Engagement: None
4. Future of the Cubberley site?
Budget a certain amount of dollars from the operating budget to pay back the historical excesses that were delivered by previous City leaders. Negotiate for new employees to have different retirement benefits — benefits that are competitive with the private market place or a defined contribution plan like the one that is in place at Stanford University and Medical Center. Lastly, honor historical contracts but look at other municipalities and imitate their best practices in reducing the pension liability, moving as many as possible to defined-contribution plans and comparable employee contributions to the plan.
Cubberley presents a unique opportunity for our community to expand our historical dedication to education. We need to preserve the historical use as an educational resource, though not necessarily as a public school. With that said, we need to keep the land in the control of the city, with the express dedication to an educational purpose. We need to develop a shared community vision about what the next century needs are to supplement the education resources. The core principle here is that our community is rich with educational vision but short on land and space to make it happen, so we need to keep the place reserved as an incubator for a yet-to-be-defined educational vision, consistent with Palo Alto’s educational heritage.
2. Top three infrastructure priorities?
5. Cell towers on city property?
Streets, sidewalks and utility lines. However, we must increase our annual spending to also include enough reserves to have an upgrade to our public-safety facility.
I favor the principle of shared community benefit balanced with shared community cost. The people that have the greatest say will be the ones impacted by being next to the equipment.
1. Three steps to further address pension problem?
3. Do you support the California Avenue lane reduction?
It is up to the businesses. The streetscape plan could accomplish the objectives by leaving more say to the business versus imposing a vision on a neighborhood. The businesses could have greater outdoor and greater pedestrian festival-like environments by closing an outside lane on an interim, event-like basis, but if there are only two lanes, then the flexibility is completely taken out of the design. The businesses should have the final say. It is really how they want to present their district to the public.
6. Composting plant at Byxbee Park? Limiting conditions?
Yes. The limiting conditions would be: The smell and noise would not detract from enjoyment at the park and that the same result could not be achieved through regional cooperation with other cities. The project would not delay the recreational access to Palo Alto’s waterfront. Frankly, we have waited long enough, and have been put to shame by Moutain View’s progress. Third, the project needs to stand on its own financial merits, including the cost of the land that would
No. Prohibitions have never solved anything. We must work together to creatively solve this issue. Trying to ban this is like trying to cure the common cold by banning sneezing. I have talked with the Palo Alto police, and they have a very compassionate relationship with the homeless, and often are able to find other shelter by linking up with the available resources. We would just end up needlessly sending people into a very costly legal system and plugging our jails with people that have committed the only crime of being down on their luck. We already have laws about sanitary behavior, so the laws we have really suffice if environments are being disturbed. Banning never solved anything. 9. Downtown residential-parking permit program?
Before we abolish a bunch of community-owned parking and dedicate it to the exclusive use of the residents, we need to provide an inexpensive provision of parking space to downtown employees. There are many spaces that go unused during the day in city lots, and by allowing an approachable price for parking to the downtown employees, it would take away the need to park in the adjacent neighborhoods. To remove the supply without adjusting demand would create a lose-lose conflict. We can take the win-win path. 10. Council’s stance on growth: prodevelopers, pro-residentialists or balanced?
In general, my sentiment is pro-developer. The examples are many under planned-community zoning, whereas there is absolutely no flexibility provided to home-owners that remodel. The density on the Rickey’s Hyatt was not fitting with the neighborhood, and the area is left to disproportionately share the burden, but the community benefit was absent. Sure, housing is sincerely needed for the people, but (continued on next page)
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host of conditions relating to parking as part of the approval, including a $2 million payment for future parking improvements such as a new garage. Moss is also opposing the new Arrillaga plan, which he called the “most appalling proposal” he has seen in the city in 40 years. The council, Moss said in a recent interview, is notable for both its tendency to “rubberstamp” staff recommendations and for approving new developments. “This council is the most progrowth council in at least 15 to 20 years, maybe more,” Moss said. The council appears to be influencing the tilt of local boards and commissions as well, which provide recommendations to the council, relegating residentialist voices to the fringe. The two Planning and Transportation Commission members who have been most critical of dense new projects — Arthur Keller and former Vice Chair Susan Fineberg — both ran into major resistance from the council in their efforts to seek additional terms. Keller, who is prone to wonky monologues about traffic and who frequently attaches technical conditions to his approvals — retained his seat on the commission by a 5-4 vote last year. Fineberg, wellknown for her advocacy of transparency, her encyclopedic knowledge of the city’s Comprehensive Plan and her exceedingly thorough analyses of environment documents, ended her tenure in July after the council decided not to reappoint her — a vote that was not lost on Fred Balin, a College Terrace resident. Before the council began its discussion of the Jay Paul proposal on Sept. 10, Balin urged members to take their time to make sure the process is transparent and that potential problems caused by the project are thoroughly — and independently — vetted. Balin also said he and others who follow land-use issues were “incredulous” over the council’s decision not to reappoint Fineberg. “Because in her presence in public, on the dais, Susan Fineberg embodied all these valuable and needed traits — a model commissioner. And therefore, the public’s only logical interpretation is that the council majority does not value one or more of these attributes as much as something else the public is not privy to,” Balin said. Pearson, a conservationist and veteran of countless political skirmishes, says city officials who harbor residentialist sentiments get punished politically these days. She points to the council’s recent decision to name the more recently elected Scharff over Schmid as its vice mayor, despite Schmid’s seniority, and its decision not to name former Councilman Jack Morton — a frequent critic of new developments and a man whose off-the-cuff diatribes often enlivened council meetings — to the mayor’s position. “You’ve got to be able to debate these things,” Pearson said. “You should be able to argue out loud. You should be able to get angry at a council meeting.” The terms of the debate have changed, she said, and just about ev-
eryone claims to be a “residentialist” — just as everyone claims to be an “environmentalist” — even as they then go on to approve major development applications. “I’m not considered an environmentalist anymore,” said Pearson, who has an open-space preserve named after her and opposes construction of a composting plant in the Baylands. “I’m now considered an obstructionist.”
earson suspects that wouldbe activists for residentialist causes just don’t have time to stay engaged in citywide issues — an observation supported by the fact that the six-candidate pool in the current election is the smallest since 1985 (every election since 1999 has had at least 10 candidates). “It’s not that residentialists don’t exist; it’s just that life is too hard for them to be able to give the time you need to protect the residential character of neighborhoods,” Pearson said. “They can do it with surges of activity, but they can’t do it all the time. They have children to raise, and they have mortgages to pay on the house, which they need two people to pay for.” Ray Bacchetti, a former school board member and current member of the Human Relations Commission, attributes the small candidate pool in part to the wide range of opportunities Palo Alto residents have to volunteer — including school activities, emergency preparedness and library fundraising. The time-consuming nature of city government also serves as a deterrent, he said in an email. Many people in Palo Alto, he wrote, “are used to getting things done quickly, in part because in their career they have a lot of control over circumstances, resources and people.” “When they look at government, they see ‘process, process, process,’ and they don’t understand or respect the reasons why political settings require it,” wrote Bacchetti, who is one of the city’s leading proponents of civic engagement, The tough fiscal situation doesn’t help. The city’s lack of resources, he wrote, “means that a lot of your decisions will hurt, and your opportunities to do big things are severely limited, if not altogether foreclosed.” “Of course, Palo Alto is better off than most, but the implications for governance are relative, so nobody has much fun governing these days, regardless of their city’s financial starting place,” Bacchetti wrote. Fazzino agreed that residents these days have less time to devote to volunteering. Fewer candidates step forward and some who do get elected — Peter Drekmeier, Sid Espinosa and Yeh — only stick around for one term. Both Espinosa, who served as mayor last year, and Yeh, the current mayor, announced this summer that they would not run again, citing their desire to explore other opportunities. “I do think it’s much more difficult to attract people to run for the City Council because of the time commitments,” Fazzino said. “People are focused on their careers. I see a smaller pool of people stepping forward like Marc Berman (has) — who have a real interest in government and public policy.” N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@ paweekly.com.
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Cover Story MARK WEISS Profession: Concert promoter Top Issues: Land use, public art Prior Civic Engagement: None Mark Weiss declined to complete the Weeklyâ€™s survey.
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violence. I would rather they live in a vehicle than be homeless. 9. Under what circumstances would you support a residential-parking permit program for downtown Palo Alto?
Any successful downtown residential-parking permit program must: take into consideration all of the neighborhoods in the downtown area; involve the buy-in of a diverse group of stakeholders; and also address the issue of underutilized permit parking in downtown parking garages. The proposed Professorville permit-parking program did none of these things and was rightfully rejected by the council. The pending comprehensive downtown analysis offers a great opportunity to get this right.
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based institutions to provide limited access of their facilities for vehicle dwellers at appropriate locations. 9. Downtown residential-parking permit program?
I believe that we need to increase parking capacity downtown in conjunction with consideration of permit parking. I believe that the process must be open and inclusive of all impacted residents and other parties. In the interim, I believe that the very lim-
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and discussed in an open cost benefit context. The Edgewood Plaza project had a nice mixture of neighborhood retail, new housing, historic preservation and neighborhood fit. In contrast, the Lytton Gateway project provided large benefits to the developer and minimal benefits to the public. I would have supported a larger space for ground-floor retail; some housing on site; expanded onsite parking; and more sensitivity to the pedestrian streetscape. 8. Ban on people living in vehicles?
No. I am in favor of working toward a public-private partnership that would include: city registration for a limited number of vehicles; off-street parking disbursed through the city in private lots; available bathrooms; guaranteed maintenance of the site by the users; and available counseling.
ited permit program that I proposed to staff would help with the most severe problems. 10. Councilâ€™s stance on growth: prodevelopers, pro-residentialists or balanced?
I believe that the council has been striking approximately the appropriate balance. The most effective way to balance these issues is through strong programs tied to developments that reduce traffic and other impacts through expanded use of transit, bicycling and pedestrian travel, thereby reducing congestion and parking demands. N term visitors to the area; and commuters from Stanford or Caltrain users. We must start by quantifying total parking need. A residential parking program may be an effective part of this, but we need to ensure that there are flexible spaces to meet the diverse needs of a vibrant downtown. 10. Councilâ€™s stance on growth: pro-developers, pro-residentialists or balanced?
I would pick another answer: Council gives way too little time to long-term planning that can help define how a mature and sophisticated community can continue to grow. The council should step back and define the long-term mix of office space, housing, and retail; the infrastructure this calls for; and the dollar resources needed to support it. Without such a framework, the council cannot define appropriate group interests and the overall mix of â€œpublic benefits.â€? N
10. Which of the below options best describes your view? Please give an example to support your position. i. The City Council gives too much weight to the views and interests of developers. ii. The City Council gives too much weight to the views and interests of residentialists. iii. The City Council strikes an appropriate balance between growth and development and concern over traffic congestion and other impacts.
I believe the council does its best to strike a balance between the views and interests of developers and those of residentialists. An example of this is the Hohbach development at 195 Page Mill Road. The council stood firm to its position that the original proposal was not the right fit for the neighborhood, only approving the project once the developer made substantial concessions. N
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was there a funding of the proportional amount of sewers, streets, schools or other infrastructure that the city was providing, even though there is a significant infrastructure deficit? The community provided all the community amenities and the value went to the developer, leaving the residents with increased demands on roads, water, sewer, and the experience of increased traffic. This is just one example. N
9. Downtown residential-parking permit program?
As the Downtown area grows there are four competing groups who need to park: workers in the Downtown; residents who live in the area; short-
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homas Schultz sits down at one of the two Steinways in his Stanford University office and plays a flutter of Schubert, melodic and refined. His fingers pause at just the right moments, keeping the listener poised. “In older Western music, silence was meant to be very dramatic. It makes the musical tension greater,” Schultz says. “In this kind of silence in Schubert, you’re wondering what happens next.” What happens now is a mini-musical revolution for the nice old Steinway. This usually occurs when you go from playing a truly classical classic to Mr. John Cage. Schultz starts to play the first of Cage’s 1946 composition “Two Pieces for Piano,” chords and chords and wandering notes and chords. In between are long pauses, deeply felt pauses, so long that the listener stops waiting for the next note and starts feeling that the pause is a thing, its own entity of ambient sound. The pianist breathes. The aged wood of the piano settles. “In Cage,” Schultz says, “you listen to the silence.”
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STANFORD PAYS A 100TH-ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO THE INFLUENTIAL AVANTGARDE COMPOSER
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The Palo Alto Art Center, Bay Area Glass Institute, and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation present
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Saturday & Sunday September 29 & 30 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Event Location Rinconada Park 777 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA
Free Admission Children always welcome. Live torchworking demonstration on exhibition days only. For more information call 650.329.2366 or visit www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING of the Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission (P&TC) shall conduct a public meeting at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Ground Floor, Civic Center, Palo Alto, California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on these items. Staff reports for agendized items are available via the Cityâ€™s main website at www.cityofpaloalto.org and also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after 2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be closed on the 9/80 Friday. NEW BUSINESS. Study Session 1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Overview of the accomplishments and next steps for the Comprehensive Plan Amendment project. 2. Rinconada Park Long Range Plan: Review the proposed designs for the Rinconada Park Long Range Plan Questions. For any questions regarding the above items, please contact the Planning Department at (650) 329-2441. The ďŹ les relating to these items are available for inspection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This public meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26. ADA. The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities, services or programs, to participate at public meetings, or to learn more about the Cityâ€™s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact the Cityâ€™s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Curtis Williams, Director of Planning and Community Environment
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A close-up look at some of the intricate chords of John Cageâ€™s â€œEtudes Australes.â€? tain â€œPalais de Mariâ€? (1986) by Cage contemporary Morton Feldman, the (continued from previous page) labor tribute â€œWinnsboro Cotton Cage, of course, is known for si- Mill Bluesâ€? (1979) by Frederic Rzelence. Whether youâ€™re intimately fa- wski, and â€œNear and Dearâ€? (2012) miliar with his 20th-century musical by Hyo-shin Na, Schultzâ€™s wife. Schultz will also play two short explorations or you sometimes mix him up with the unrelated character pieces by Christian Wolff and Walter of the same name on TVâ€™s â€œAlly Mc- Zimmermann, two Cage colleagues Beal,â€? youâ€™ve probably heard of his who will also take part in a panel 1952 piece â€œ4â€™33â€?,â€? which consists discussion on Cage at Stanford on of four minutes and 33 seconds of Oct. 12. The panel has no set topic, the performer not playing his instru- merely aiming to paint a broad and ment. Both musician and audience interesting picture of Cage with the are meant to listen to the sounds of help of many people who knew him, the surrounding environment, and Schultz said. Also on the panel are: Kathan Brown, director of Crown nothing else. Some have called it genius; others, Point Press in San Francisco, where ridiculous. In his 2007 book â€œThe Cage worked with her on his visual Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twen- art; and Laura Kuhn, who directs the tieth Century,â€? New Yorker music John Cage Trust at Bard College in critic Alex Ross called the piece â€œat New York. Following the panel, Schultz will once a head-spinning philosophical statement and a Zen-like ritual of perform a chamber concert with trombonist James Fulkerson, viocontemplation.â€? Ross added, â€œIt was a piece that linist Geoff Nuttall and the Wooden anyone could have written, as skep- Fish Ensemble, with compositions tics never failed to point out, but, as by Cage, Wolff, Zimmerman and Cage seldom failed to respond, no Anton Webern. All events are free and held in one else ever did.â€? Whether you think of him as Campbell Recital Hall in the Braun avant-garde, genius or impenetrable, Music Center on campus. Schultzâ€™s connection with Cage Cage (1912-1992) without question made his mark on both the mid- goes back many years. When he was century New York sound scene and in graduate school at the California music as a whole. The Los Angeles Institute of the Arts in 1977, Cage native deconstructed classical music did a residency there. Then, in 1992, and put it back together again, with Schultz gave a recital of Cageâ€™s muthe help of unusual manufactured sic in San Francisco. The composer instruments such as his â€œprepared attended. After the performance, he pianoâ€? (which had bolts and coins in gave the younger pianist some tips with the strings). He at times used about playing his music, and recomsystems of chance to compose, and mended other composers for him to sometimes let the performer choose listen to, Schultz says. â€œHe was a kind man, very generous and rather the next note. And he loved noise. Overall, Allan Kozinn wrote in gentle in his suggestions.â€? Recalling this interaction while Cageâ€™s New York Times obituary, â€œHe started a revolution by propos- standing in his Stanford office, ing that composers could jettison the Schultz smiles. Once, Schultz and musical language that had evolved his wife went to visit Cage when he over the last seven centuries, and was living in San Francisco. â€œHe was in doing so he opened the door to in the kitchen making a big salad,â€? Minimalism, performance art and Schultz says, gesturing expansively virtually every other branch of the with his pianistâ€™s hands. One gets the idea that even a bowl of lettuce musical avant-garde.â€? This year, Cage would have could be made into art by Cage. The composer was also part of turned 100. Spearheaded by Thomas Schultz, a Stanford senior lecturer in Schultzâ€™s thesis topic while the young piano, the universityâ€™s music depart- pianist was earning a musical-arts ment will pay a two-day tribute to doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Part of the thesis the experimental icon next month. On Oct. 11, Schultz will perform focused on the â€œindeterminacyâ€? in a solo concert of works by Cage Cageâ€™s music: â€œthe elements of the including â€œTwo Pieces for Piano,â€? music that he was writing that were â€œSwingingâ€? (1989) and â€œDreamâ€? left open,â€? as Schultz puts it. As an example, Schultz picks up (1948). The program will also con-
A century of Cage
the music for the piece â€œSwingingâ€? from a pile of papers on top of the piano. In one place is written â€œAny one of these six notes.â€? The performer chooses, then plays the corresponding note two octaves above. Is that freedom enjoyable for the performer? Schultz considers this. â€œWith freedom comes obligation. You have to pick notes that will work.â€? Cageâ€™s scores themselves are works of art, with intricate clumps of black chords. In one place, a large â€œ5â€? simply denotes five measures of silence. The composer also pursued visual art, regularly studying printmaking with Kathan Brown in San Francisco and painting surprisingly tranquil images in watercolor. Stanfordâ€™s Cantor Arts Center is currently exhibiting some of Cageâ€™s early graphic works: â€œplexigramsâ€? made from Plexiglas panels silkscreened with words and images. The composer was also greatly influential in the modern-dance world, often collaborating with his life partner, the renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham. From time to time, they would both incorporate chance into their creations, using the I Ching, the Chinese way of divination, to determine the order of notes or steps. The two men didnâ€™t often speak publicly about their connection, and Schultz remembers the moment at a 1989 panel discussion in Berkeley when an audience member brusquely asked the composer about their relationship. After a tense pause, Cage responded, â€œI do the cooking, and Merce does the dishes.â€? He was a man, Schultz says, who certainly knew how to think on his feet. After all these years of studying the music and the man, Schultz is clearly still fascinated by John Cage. If any performer knows how to approach those famous silences, one would imagine, he does. So what does the pianist think about during the long rests, when heâ€™s on stage and the quiet is growing? In the back of his mind, of course, heâ€™s keeping time, as he always does. But the joy of Cageâ€™s silences is that they also let the musicianâ€™s mind breathe, let it stop and listen for a measure, or five, to the surrounding environment. â€œIâ€™m trying to listen to it as if Iâ€™m an audience member,â€? Schultz says. â€œThatâ€™s the best you can do.â€? N What: The Stanford music department presents â€œJohn Cage: 100 Years,â€? a symposium and two concerts honoring the 100th anniversary of the influential experimental composerâ€™s birth. Where: Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Stanford University When: Faculty pianist Thomas Schultz will perform a solo concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 11. The following day, composers Christian Wolff and Walter Zimmerman will take part in a panel discussion about Cage at 7 p.m. A chamber concert with Schultz, trombonist James Fulkerson, violinist Geoff Nuttall and the Wooden Fish Ensemble follows at 8 p.m. Cost: Free Info: Go to music.stanford.edu. In addition, eight of John Cageâ€™s â€œplexigramsâ€? are on exhibit through Nov. 11 at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Admission is free. For details, go to museum.stanford.edu.
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â€˜Harmony for Humanityâ€™ G o n e but not forgotten. The late Wall St reet Journal reporter Daniel Pea rl, who was a graduate Daniel Pearl of Stanford University, is remembered each year at his alma mater with a free tribute concert. This is the tenth year of â€œHarmony for Humanity: Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert,â€? which began as a response to the journalistâ€™s 2002 kidnapping and killing by extremists in Pakistan. The Stanford performance is part of an international network of thousands of concerts performed under the auspices of the Los Angeles-based Daniel Pearl Foundation. Locally, the Oct. 3 concert will feature performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford Chamber Strings and other Stanford players and composers. The quartet and chamber group will play Vivaldiâ€™s â€œFour Seasonsâ€? with â€œa non-string interlude separating each movement.â€? The event begins at 8 p.m. in Memorial Church, presented by Stanford Live and Music at Stanford together with the Office for Religious Life and Hillel at Stanford. For more about the event, go to live. stanford.edu; more about the foundation is at danielpearl.org.
Theater â€˜33 Variationsâ€™
Two musical tales are woven together across time in â€œ33 Variations,â€? the 2009 Tony Award-nominated play by MoisĂŠs Kaufman (â€œThe Laramie Projectâ€?). In the present day, New York musicologist Katherine Brandt (played by Rosina Reynolds) struggles to solve a mystery that still swirls around Beethoven. Meanwhile, 200 years ago in Austria, the legendary composer (played by Howard Swain), fighting hearing loss, works to transform a lukewarm melody into a 33-part classic. Locally, the play with music is being presented by TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 500 Castro St., directed by the companyâ€™s founding artistic director, Robert Kelley. Audiences can attend 8 p.m. preview performances Oct. 3 through Oct. 5, and then the show runs through Oct. 28, Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $23-$73.
â€˜People in Glass Housesâ€™ Long popular in Palo Alto, Eichler homes get a moment on the local silver screen this Saturday. A free screening of the documentary film â€œPeople in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichlerâ€? is planned for 11 a.m. in the Menlo Park City Council chambers. Burlingame real-estate agent Monique Lombardelli made the 40-minute film on her own, utilizing her background in broadcasting and many years of experience selling Eichler homes, Menlo Park outreach librarian Roberta Roth said in a press release. The Modernist flat-roofed homes, typically one-story houses with straight geometric lines, proliferated in the middle decades of the last century. The film includes interviews with residents of the Palo Alto Eichler community in the Greenmeadow neighborhood. Joseph Eichler, a real-estate developer, was known for his nondiscrimination policy. The film includes an interview with an African-American woman in her 60s who has lived in her Castro Valley Eichler since she was a child. Lombardelli is scheduled to attend the screening at 701 Laurel St. to answer audience questions. For more information, call Roth at 650-330-2512.
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(Century 16, Century 20) Joseph Gordon-Levitt has made quite a trek since playing Tommy Solomon on “3rd Rock from the Sun.” The dynamic actor has starring roles in four films this year — “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Premium Rush,” “Looper” and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming biopic “Lincoln” — including two likely Oscar contenders (“Knight” and “Lincoln”). But of all the quality projects Gordon-Levitt has been involved with, “Looper” may well be the catalyst for his launch into superstardom. Time travel is at the crux of the story, so a certain suspension of disbelief is essential. The picture takes place in the year 2044, 30 years before the invention of time travel. Sadly (though not surprisingly) the mob seems to have a stranglehold on the advanced technology, using time travel to send informants and oath-breakers back to the year 2044 for termination by highly paid Loopers (aka hitmen) like Joe (Gordon-Levitt). Occasionally the mob will send back the older version of the Loopers themselves to “close the loop,”
which, as you can imagine, creates quite the conundrum for the younger counterparts. And such is the case when Joe’s older self (Bruce Willis) appears in the year 2044 and young Joe can’t pull the trigger, allowing older Joe to escape. The episode sets off a hunt-andchase that ropes in brassy farmer Sara (Emily Blunt) and her young son Cid (Pierce Gagnon in a spotlight-stealing performance). The plot is not as convoluted as it sounds. A healthy chunk of the film takes place on Sara’s farm, which tends to slow the pace but allows for strong character development. Director Rian Johnson (“Brick”) demonstrates a deft touch and infuses “Looper” with subtleties and soulful moments. Johnson’s vision is clear and compelling; the 39year-old filmmaker is worth keeping an eye on. The makeup department deserves a huge amount of credit for Gordon-Levitt’s facial prosthetics, used to make him look like a young Willis. And Gordon-Levitt’s performance is impressive on many levels. He nails Willis’ mannerisms, so it’s easy to believe the two are younger and older versions of the same person. Gordon-Levitt also showcases his depth by demonstrating both toughness and compassion. Blunt is also remarkably good as a protective mother, and youngster Gagnon is a revelation. The visual effects suffer at times (particularly in scenes involving hovering motorbikes), but the story doesn’t suffer. Ultimately, “Looper” is a thoughtful genre-bender that brings science-fiction, action and mystery together in one tight package. Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sexuality/nudity and language. 1 hour, 59 minutes. — Tyler Hanley
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tively bleats, “My life is officially an ‘After School Special.’” Witness specimen Charlie (Logan Lerman) — seen here entering, for the first time, the mating grounds of Mill Grove High School outside Pittsburgh in the early ‘90s — little understanding the inexorable instinctual pull that will lead him to join a pack, gravitate to his cool English teacher, fall for an unavailable female of the species, make mix tapes, have late-night “deep thought” epiphanies like “I feel infinite,” and participate in ancient teenage rituals involving drugs, alcohol and/or “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” For nature is so often pitiless and cruel, one important reason for the proliferation in the wild of Morrissey songs. The young cub marked by the pack as a “high school freshman” struggles for acceptance. Under the best of circumstances, it is one of nature’s most daunting and magnificent struggles, like the salmon swimming upstream. But poor Charlie is painfully shy, highly sensitive to the pain in everyone around him, and instinctively inclined to lick the wounds of earlier tangles with predators. If only we could understand what he was thinking (if only, say, he would write letters that could serve as narrative commentary), perhaps we could more fully understand the impulses that make him so fragile. Yes, nature is cruel, but it also finds a way. Showing great courage, little Charlie tentatively moseys onto the dance floor, accessing from the collective unconscious the ancient rhythms of “Come on Eileen.” And thus, he is accepted by the impulsive seniors of the pack: attractive potential mate Sam (Emma Watson) and gay Patrick (Ezra Miller), the latter performing that rare and complex dance of flamboyance, deception, confusion, fear and desire like a junior Oscar Wilde who has unfortunately wandered into the hostile climes of Mill Grove. Sam has imprinted upon a “bad boy,” but she recognizes a fellow survivor in the cub and, with Patrick, gives Charlie enough attention and purpose to survive. See how Charlie nuzzles under the wings of the older teenagers; hear the cry of the female (“It gets better”) and of the English teacher (“We accept the love we think we deserve”). Music takes on great importance and prominence in these years of development, and it is the soundtrack of so many slow mating dances, most of which are never consummated, until the teenager reaches maturity. Here, truly, is the best and worst of being young, the thrill of puberty and the agony of the feet. One cannot blame our sentimental filmmaker or even you, gentle viewer, for seeing in these younglings something of ourselves. Though we have, perhaps, never flaunted the fetching eyelashes and perfect skin of these magnificent specimens, have we not, in a sense, been there? Have we not learned, the hard way, to participate in life, to accept ourselves and set aside shame and guilt? Perhaps we are not so different from these noble creatures after all. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content and a fight;
Movies all involving teens. One hour, 43 minutes.
MOVIE TIMES All showtimes are for Friday through Sunday only unless otherwise noted. For other times, as well as reviews and trailers, go to PaloAltoOnline.com/movies. 2016: Obamaâ€™s America (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 2 & 7:35 p.m.
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Arbitrage (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) (( Century 20: 1 & 7 p.m. By Candlelight (1933) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 6:10 & 9 p.m. Counsellor at Law (1933) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 5:55 & 9:05 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) (((( Century 20: 9 p.m. Dredd (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:10 p.m.; In 3D at 2:45, 5:10, 7:45 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m. & 4:55 p.m.; In 3D at 2:25, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) (((( Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. End of Watch (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:45, 4:30, 7:30 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Finding Nemo 3D (G) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11 a.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 1:35, 4:15, 7:05 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 2:20, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. (standard 2D); In 3D at 11:50 a.m. & 4:50 p.m. Hotel Transylvania (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:35, 3, 5:20 & 8:20 p.m.; In 3D at 11:30 a.m.; 1:50, 4:10, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 1:45 & 4:05 p.m.; In 3D at 12:05, 12:45, 2:35, 3:10, 4:55, 5:35, 8 & 10:25 p.m. House at the End of the Street (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 1:50, 4:25, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 2:55, 4, 5:25, 8:05, 10 & 10:35 p.m. The Intouchables (R) (( Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 4:45 & 10 p.m. Lawless (R) ((( Century 16: 8:15 p.m. Century 20: Fri. & Sun. at 10 p.m. Lawrence of Arabia (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Thu. at 2 & 7 p.m. Looper (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11 a.m.; 12:25, 1:55, 3:10, 4:40, 6:15, 7:30, 9 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 6:30, 7:15, 7:40, 9:20, 10:05 & 10:30 p.m. Maloof Cup World Skateboarding Championship Event (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. The Master (R) (((1/2 Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 12:50, 2:30, 3:50, 5:40, 6:55 & 8:50 p.m. Guild Theatre: 1:45, 5 & 8:15 p.m. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 9:55 p.m. One More River (1934) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri.-Sun. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 4:20 p.m. ParaNorman (PG) ((1/2 Century 20: 1:50 & 6:40 p.m.; In 3D at 11:15 a.m. & 4:10 p.m. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 12:45, 2:10, 3:15, 4:50, 6:05, 7:20, 8:35 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 12:30, 1:55, 3, 4:30, 5:30, 7:05, 8:05, 9:40 & 10:35 p.m. Pitch Perfect (PG-13) ((( Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45, 9:10 & 10:25 p.m.
(Century 20) Some films make you weep; others make you squirm. Then there are those that simply make you smile. â€œPitch Perfectâ€? falls into the third category thanks to its strong script, charming cast and catchy soundtrack. The picture is a big-screen boon for the â€œGleeâ€? crowd, and fans of last yearâ€™s breakthrough hit â€œBridesmaidsâ€? will appreciate a similar feminine energy in â€œPitchâ€? (though without the R rating). Barden Universityâ€™s all-female a cappella group the Bellas blew its shot at winning the state championship when lead singer Aubrey (Anna Camp) lost her lunch on stage. The title went to the groupâ€™s rivals, the all-male group the Treblemakers led by smug frontman Bumper (Adam DeVine of Comedy Centralâ€™s â€œWorkaholicsâ€?). Four months later, all thatâ€™s left of the Bellas is Aubrey, and her BFF Chloe (Brittany Snow). The Bellas need some fresh blood, stat. Enter Beca (star-on-the-rise Anna Kendrick of â€œUp in the Airâ€? and â€œ50/50â€?), a fiercely independent freshman who has more experience creating musical â€œmashupsâ€? on her laptop computer than singing a cappella. But when Chloe hears Beca belting out a tune in the ladiesâ€™ locker room, she encourages her to join the group. Several others round out the Bellasâ€™ peculiar crew, none more notable than the riotous â€œFat Amyâ€? (Rebel Wilson
of â€œBridesmaidsâ€?). Conflicts arise when Aubreyâ€™s commitment to traditional songs threatens to sidetrack the Bellasâ€™ championship hopes yet again. And Aubrey doesnâ€™t take kindly to Becaâ€™s flirtation with Treblemakers member Jesse (Skylar Astin). The group needs to come together and get creative. Big props to director Jason Moore (a 2004 Tony Award nominee for the Broadway musical â€œAvenue Qâ€?) for maintaining an upbeat atmosphere and getting the most from his talented cast. Kendrick is especially good, demonstrating both comedic and dramatic skills. Wilson virtually steals the show with her hilarious portrayal â€” the Australian-born actress performs effortlessly and looks to be having a blast in the process. Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins entertain in their minor roles as commentators at the a cappella championships. The modern music woven throughout (such as David Guettaâ€™s â€œTitaniumâ€?) infuses the film with a vibrant, contagious energy. But there is a certain predictability to the plot, and the romantic dynamic between Beca and Jesse occasionally feels strained. Still, the quirky characters and clever dialogue help absolve other cinematic sins. As 2012 rolls on, â€œPitch Perfectâ€? takes the baton as the feel-good movie of the year. Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references. 1 hour, 52 minutes. â€” Tyler Hanley
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Remember Last Night? (1935) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Wed. & Thu. at 7:30 p.m. Resident Evil: Retribution (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; In 3D at 1:30, 4:05, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m. & 4:15 p.m.; In 3D at 1:40, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. Robot & Frank (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 2:05, 4:35, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m.
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â€œMIND-BLOWINGâ€? Edward Douglas, Comingsoon.net
Wonâ€™t Back Down (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:50, 4, 7:10 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 2, 4:50, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m.
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STAYING PERFECT The Palo Alto Knights’ youth football program recorded three wins over the Vacaville Jr. Bulldogs on Sunday at Palo Alto High, highlighted by the Jr. Midgets’ 32-0 victory. The triumph moved the Jr. Midgets’ win streak to five games and kept them among the nation’s best after recently beging ranked No. 8 nationally in the American Youth Football (AYF) Division 1 Power Rankings. The Knights’ Cadets (2-3) won by 33-0 and the Jr. Pee Wee’s (1-4) got back on the winning track with an impressive 42-0 victory. The Jr. Midgets (5-0) were again led by running back Ethan Stern, who scored three touchdowns on another 100yard rushing day. Quarterback Jake Rittman connected on a 39-yard touchdown pass to Ty Wilcox for the Knights’ other score while Luca Zaharias was perfect on his extra points making all four (two points each).
by Keith Peters
PREP ALUMS . . . Gunn High grad Graham Fisher, a freshman placekicker/punter for Grinnell College in Iowa, was named Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Grinnell victory over host Beloit College on Saturday. Fisher booted a 50-yard field goal, just five yards shy of the school record, as the Pioneers collected their first victory of the season with a 13-7 decision. The triumph snapped a six-game losing streak by Grinnell, dating to last season. Fisher’s field goal came in the first quarter and staked the guests to an early 3-0 lead. He also punted four times for a 39.0-yard average and averaged 59.2 yards per kickoff. For the season, Fisher leads the MWC in kickoff average at 61.5 yards per kick and in touchbacks with four . . . Castilleja grad Taylor Docter did her part, but it still wasn’t enough as Harvard went to five sets for the second straight match but was unable to overcome Dartmouth in its home opener last weekend. The Big Green won by 25-22, 20-25, 22-25, 28-26, 15-10, in Hanover, N.H. Docter, a senior outside hitter, recorded her fifth doubledouble of the year while notching a career-high 23 kills and 15 digs. She also attempted a personal-best 67 attack attempts, finishing the evening with a .284 hitting percentage. Meanwhile, Palo Alto High grad Maddie Kuppe helped Connecticut open its Big East season by registering 11 kills and four digs in a 3-1 triumph over Villanova. The Huskies also beat Georgetown on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in league (11-6 overall).
Gunn junior brings home two golds from national meet
Stanford senior Kathy Kroeger (2870) and sophomore Aisling Cuffe (2867) went one-two at the Stanford Invitational last year and should lead the Cardinal to another team title this Saturday in the annual meet.
Stanford teams begin the chase for NCAA honors by Rick Eymer
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irst-year Stanford cross-country coach Chris Miltenberg will be watching his teams race on their home course for the first time Saturday. By all accounts, the ninth-ranked Cardinal men and sixthranked women should have no trouble defending their home turf at the 39th running of the Stanford Invitational. The best competition, among the large field to race on the Stanford Golf Course, will likely occur between the Stanford A runners and the Stanford B runners in both genders. The Cardinal men won’t be facing any teams ranked among the top 25 while the women have only No. 18 USF to deal with for team honors. The college men’s race, over an 8,000-meter course, takes off at approximately 9:50 a.m., while the college women, racing a 6,000-meter course, will start around 10:30 a.m. There are also 12 high school races scheduled throughout the day, all on a 5,000-meter course. Miltenberg, who led the Georgetown women to the national title last year with one runner finishing among the top 32, hopes to lead the Stanford men to their first NCAA title since 2003 and the Cardinal women to their first championship since 2007. For the first time since that 2003 title, the national championship will be decided on a course other than Terre Haute, Ind. This year’s NCAA race will be held at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.
Stanford junior Erik Olson finished fourth at the 2011 Stanford Invitational.
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ope Schroeder appears to be your typical high school student. The 17-year-old Gunn High junior is student body secretary, an athlete, a member of Green Team and Model UN and carries a weighted GPA of well over 4.0. Schroeder, however, takes an untypical load of eight classes, three of them outside of school — one of which is correspondence course in Russian from the University of North Carolina. “I have a special schedule at Gunn,” she explained. “The administration has been incredibly supportive.” Schroeder spends her afternoons at Sharks Ice in San Jose, with one of her coaches a past Olympian. Yes, there is something different about Hope Schroeder — she’s one of the top ice dancers in the country. Last weekend, Schroeder won a pair of gold medals in the Junior Division at the U.S. Figure Skating’s 2012 National Solo Dance Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. One medal came in the solo pattern dance in the prelims while the second came in the solo free dance. “It was a VERY exciting weekend,” said Schroeder. While ice dancing is internationally recognized and an Olympic sport, solo ice dancing is a new program from U.S. Figure Skating. Schroeder is also new to the event, having previously competed in freestyle skating in her younger years before injuries directed her into ice dancing. Now, she’s ready to move into the Senior Division of the sport, whether it be in solo or partner competition. “As for my search for a partner, it continues,” she said. “While Solo Dance has filled a perfect slot of my life for the past two years, I really want to go back to partner dance. It’s the way ice dance was intended. People say it takes two to tango for a reason. “Additionally, this program is very new and only nationally recog(continued on next page)
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2012 STANFORD INVITATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY
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9 a.m. — Division 4 varsity boys 9:25 a.m. — Division 4 varsity girls 9:50 a.m. — College men’s 8K 10:30 a.m. — College women’s 6K 11 a.m. — Division 1 varsity boys 11:30 a.m. — Division 1 varsity girls Noon — Seeded (elite) varsity boys
12:30 p.m. — Seeded (elite) varsity girls 1 p.m. — Division 2 varsity boys 1:30 p.m. — Division 2 varsity girls 2 p.m. — Divisions 3 varsity boys 2:30 p.m. — Division 3 varsity girls 3 p.m. — Division 5 varsity boys 3:30 p.m. — Division 5 varsity girls
All high school races are 5,000 meters (3.1 miles)
and keep building off of it.” The Cardinal men finished fifth in last year’s NCAA meet but lost its two top runners to graduation and The NCAA West Regional will be Chris Derrick and Jacob Riley. hosted by Washington on the JefferSeniors Miles Unterreiner and son Park Golf Course in Seattle. Benjamin Johnson are the most The Stanford women return five experienced on the team, while of their top seven runners from a junior Tyler Stutzman was the top team that finished 10th at the na- individual at the early USF Invitional meet a year ago, including tational. senior Kathy Kroeger, who finished “This is a team is a bunch who 15th in the championships are young and hungry,” final. Miltenberg told flotrack. “I’m excited to lead org. “In a lot of ways this this team,” Kroeger told is a team that has not esflotrack.org. “I want to tablished an identity and take this team to the they are fired up to do it NCAAs and finish strong and write their own story. there. I want to finish I think we are on a path to among the top four.” something big and excitKroeger was an intern ing.” with Facebook over the Senior Riley Sullivan, summer, working as a Jessica Tonn junior Erik Olson, sophodata anaylst helping the more twins James Rosa marketing team. She is the two-time and Joe Rosa, Michael Atchoo and defending individual champ at the Kenny Krotzer and freshman TimoStanford Invitational and is favored thy Luthin will also join the A team to challenge for a third title. for Stanford. Sophomore Aisling Cuffe, junior Olson is the team’s top returner Jessica Tonn, and sophomores Alli from the Stanford Invitational, Billmeyer and Mary Kate Anselm- where he finished fourth overall ini are also back. Cuffe last season. He also was a ran second at the 2011 scorer at the NCAA meet Stanford Invitational afas the team’s No. 5 finter arriving on The Farm isher. as the nation’s top female “Anybody out there recross-country runner. ally can be part of the top Senior Emilie Amaro, seven,” Unterreiner said. sophomore Marrisa Fer“Anyone can show up and rante, and freshmen Cabe an intregal part of what mille Chapus, Cayla Hatwe call the machine.” ton and Megan Lacy also Added Olson: “It’s great will be running with the not knowing who the No. Miles Unterreiner 1 is. It makes everybody A team. “We have the opportutry a little harder. Every nity to be national champions,” Hat- one wants to be that No. 1 guy and ton said. “There are no expectations every race it could change. I think for us to do so and that’s a great po- that can only make us better.” sition to be in.” The course records are held by Stanford’s freshmen class is Oregon Olympian Galen Rupp and among the top-rated recruiting Stanford grad Arianna Lambie. classes in the nation for women’s Rupp, who earned the silver medal coach PattiSue Plumer. in the 10,000 in London this sum“Right now I think we’re just try- mer, set the men’s 8,000-meter reing to get to know each other,” Cha- cord at Stanford in 23:02.1, while pus said. “This is a whole new expe- Lambie clocked the women’s mark rience for us and we want to embrace of 19:29.3 for the 6K layout. N
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nized in the United States. Nationals is the highest I can go for Solo Dance and it happens just once a year. Most other competition is local. In partner dance, there is the possibility for frequent national competition and international circuit competition. It’s also an internationally recognized Olympic sport. I miss the partnership aspect of ice dance, though it’s been nice to work on my own schedule these past two years. I have complete confidence that Solo Dance will continue to develop in the future, but for now I want to find a partner and compete in partner dance.” Schroeder, who grew up on the Stanford campus, began skating at age three. She began competing at age nine. In 2007, Schroeder and her coach, Tracy Prussack, moved from the Ice Oasis rink in Redwood City to Sharks Ice in San Jose, the practice facility of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. There, Schroeder met three-time Olympians Sergei Ponomarenko and his wife, Marina Klimova, who coach at Sharks Ice and are among the most decorated ice dancers in Olympic history. The two won bronze at the 1984 Winter Olympics, captured silver in 1988 and finally took the gold in the ‘92 Winter Games. They are three-time world champions, four-time European champions and in 2000 were inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. On the recommendation of Prussack, Schroeder began working with Ponomarenko on her stroking, power, and footwork. He also took over her choreography. “When I started enduring recurring (stress fracture) injuries to my foot over the next few years, I knew I needed to reconsider the toll freestyle was taking on my body,” Schroeder said. “Having an already existing strong relationship with Sergei made it natural when I said wanted to try an ice dance lesson.” Within six months, Schroeder had found a partner, something ice dancers dream of since the talent pool of boys in the sport is exceedingly small. “Think about ballet and how many boys there are,” Schroeder said. “In other countries, skating is more popular.” Unfortunately for Schroeder, the partnership fell through within six months and Schroeder took ill. She then took a seven-month break. In the fall of 2010, Sergei and Marina called Schroeder’s mom, clamoring about this new program they were sure was perfect for Schroeder — Solo Ice Dance. The event was perfect for Schroeder since it focused on artistry instead of jumps, which had led to her previous injuries. In 2011, she finished third at the National Solo Ice Dance Championships. “This year, the program added a new event called the Solo Free Dance,” Schroeder said. “This event has required elements of ice dance like footwork, long edge and short-edge elements, and spins. The skater can choose the music. This is in contrast to the other event, pattern dance, or compulsory dance, where all skaters skate the same dance to the same music.” Schroeder signed up for both this year and competed all season to end up first in the Pacific Coast section for both events. Nationals was held again in Colorado Springs, last weekend, and attracted a much higher caliber of skaters. “I was in very good standing to do well,” she said. “But, I hadn’t really won anything important.” Schroeder, nonetheless, came away with two gold
Saturday at Stanford Golf Course
Gunn junior Hope Schroeder skated to two gold medals in the Junior Division at the National Solo Dance Championships in Colorado Springs. medals. She’s back at school now, but still training in the afternoons despite not having a competition scheduled until February. She’s also still looking for a partner, which could decide which path she takes and how long she remains in the sport. “If I were to get a partner, I would make a lot of sacrifices and change my lifestyle,” Schroeder said. That could mean moving to Michigan, where the current guru of ice dancing, Igor Shpilband, oversees America’s top ice dancers. He coached two of American’s three teams at the past Winter Games. Having a chance to skate in the Olympics, of course, is a dream of Schroeder’s. “You always hope your hard work leads you to the top,” she said. If she goes without a partner, however, that dream won’t come to fruition. “That would probably shorten the time I have skating,” she said. “I don’t plan on having skating as a professional career. It’s really for the love of it. It’s not exactly a lucrative hobby, even at the top . . . I have plenty to keep me busy if I never touch skates again.” Schroeder has her eye on Stanford University, should she remain in the Bay Area, and is interested in medicine, international relations and political science. Skating, however, will always be a part of her. “Once you’re a skater, you never walk away,” she said. “You’re always a skater.” Right how, Schroeder is a skater in search of a partner, hoping to be twirled around the ice toward another golden moment. N
Menlo, SHP hoping that fast starts translate to winning finishes by Keith Peters ndefeated records are perhaps laying some unrealistic expectations on the Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep football teams at this point in the season. The Knights (3-0) have won three straight for the first time since 2008 while the Gators are 4-0 for the first time since, well, last year. Neither of those previous perfect starts, however, resulted in Central Coast Section championships. When Menlo got off quickly in ‘08, the Knights actually won six straight. After that, however, they lost five straight and finished a dis-
appointing 6-5. When SHP won its first four games last season, the Gators wound up 8-4 and fell in the section semifinals. So much for perfect starts. While it’s way too early (and unrealistic) to be talking about unbeaten seasons, what is noteworthy about the 2012 season for both teams is about their numbers. Menlo has outscored the opposition 172-52, averaging a gaudy 57.3 points a game. Sacred Heart Prep has put up 170 points against just nine for the opposition, averaging
42.5 points an outing. For two teams that lost plenty to graduation, those numbers are impressive. Then again, the combined record of both teams’ opponents is 4-20. Thus, the success of each squad is yet to be determined. Menlo will host Mills in a nonleague game Friday at 3:15 p.m., before beginning PAL Ocean Division action next week. SHP has a bye this week and will open PAL Bay Division play on Oct. 5 against visiting Burlingame before traveling to always-tough Terra Nova on Oct.
12 for its toughest game to date. Clearly, there are tougher games ahead for both and remaining healthy will be crucial. “In 2008, we had a litany of injuries to great players (Jerry Rice Jr., UCLA, Ryan O’Holleran, UC Davis, Nick Lycette, Cornell, Danny Diekroeger, Stanford baseball) and we ran into better teams in the second half of the season,” said Menlo coach Mark Newton. “This (2012) group has a tremendous understanding of what we are trying to do offensively, defensively, and with our special teams. In addition to how hard they have worked, they have great team chemistry, solid play at
every position, and they have benefited from consistency and messaging that is on the same page from our coaching staff, for their three or four years in the program.” Despite coming off a bye week, the Knights’ offense picked up where it left off in a 56-14 nonleague romp over host Half Moon Bay (1-3) last Friday night. By halftime Friday, Menlo had built a 42-0 lead. As they had in their previous games, the Knights used a balanced attack, a nearly impenetrable defense and big plays from their special teams. (continued on next page)
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Sports PREP ROUNDUP
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Tough tests in water polo Local boys take on best in NCS in 32-team tournament this weekend by Keith Peters ear in and out, Sacred Heart Prep and Bellarmine often can be found battling for supremacy in the West Catholic Athletic League boys’ water polo race. St. Francis usually is in the mix, as well. Last season, the Bells topped the Gators during the regular season before SHP avenged that defeat in the WCAL playoffs. Both teams went on to win their respective Central Coast Section titles. The Bells lost a handful of players to graduation, but picked up former SHP assistant coach Colin Mello to replace veteran coach Larry Rogers. Despite his obvious knowledge of the Gators’ personnel, it made little difference on Wednesday in the team’s annual showdown. Sacred Heart Prep scored early and grabbed an 8-3 halftime lead on the way to a 13-9 triumph in San Jose. Bret Hinrichs scored five goals while Harrison Enright, Nelson Perla-Ward and Zach Churukian all added two. Senior goalie Will Runkel stopped nine shots as the Gators improved to 3-0 in league (5-2 overall) and remained tied for first with St. Francis, a 19-11 winner over St. Ignatius on Wednesday. The Gators and Bells could meet again, as early as this weekend in the annual NCS vs. CCS Challenge. The big 32-team field will be held in five pools starting Friday. In addition to Bellarmine and Sacred Heart Prep, host St. Francis will be competing along with Gunn, Menlo School, Palo Alto and Menlo-Atherton. Bellarmine and St. Francis will open on Friday at St. Francis while Gunn faces Aptos in a first-round match Friday (3 p.m.) at Los Gatos High. At Acalanes High on Friday, Menlo will take on Las Lomas (2 p.m.), Sacred Heart Prep will face Monte Vista of Danville (3 p.m.) and Menlo-Atherton wil tangle with Campolindo (4 p.m.). Palo Alto will face Berkeley (1 p.m.;) at Campolindo High in Moraga. Should SHP and M-A win their openers, they’ll face each other in the second round at 8 p.m. The top teams will advance to St. Francis on Saturday, with semifinals set for 10 and 11 a.m. The championship match will be played at 3 p.m., with third place decided at 2 p.m., and fifth place at 1 p.m. In WCAL girls’ water polo action Wednesday, Kate Bocci, Caitlin Stuewe and Morgan McCracken each scored three goals and Kelly Moran stopped 10 shots to carry host Sacred Heart Prep to a 14-6 win over Presentation. The Gators improved to 3-0 (5-3).
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“The kids were well-prepared, they did everything well in all three facets of the game, “ said Newton. Menlo quarterbacks Matt Bradley and Jack Heneghan plus receiver Wiley Osborne combined on 12-of13 passing for 276 yards. Receiver Connor Stastny pulled in five catches for 145 yards, and Osborne converted his two catches to 80 receiving yards and two TDs. Fellow seniors Travis Chambers, who had a pair of touchdowns, and Heru Peacock fueled the Knights’ running game. For the third game, senior Max Parker ran back a kickoff for a touchdown. The defense had its own share of big plays. In the third quarter, the Knights did not run an offensive play. Defensive back Brock Burgess ran back an interception 75 yards for a score. Linebackers Jack Ferguson, Will King and Christian Pluchar had strong outings as did the secondary, including Osborne, Peter Bouret, Chambers (12 tackles) and Stastny. Nose guard Wyatt Rouser had another standout game along with two-way seniors Chris Atkeson and Zach Smith. “They’re playing really well, and the thing is, we still have six or seven lineman playing both ways,” Newton added. After four blowout wins, the Sacred Heart Prep football team finally may discover just how good it is when the Gators open the PAL Bay Division season. They’ll have to wait a week, however, while enjoying their bye week. Sacred Heart Prep (4-0) made its final tuneup a good one with a 42-0 romp over visiting King’s Academy last Saturday. Senior Ryan Gaertner scored on runs of three, three and one yard with junior Andrew Segre adding touchdown runs of seven and nine yards. Quarterback Jack Donahoe contributed a 52-yard scoring run to start the third quarter. The Gators, who have outscored the opposition by 170-9 in four games, limited King’s Academy to 137 total yards. No previous SHP
team has ever given up just nine point in the first four games. In other games last week: In eight-man action Saturday, Pinewood made its season debut a good one as Owen Lewis scored six touchdowns and accounted for 40 points in a 54-0 romp over visiting El Sobrante Christian. Lewis rushed seven times for 102 yards. Greg Naumann and Aidan Lucero added TD runs for the Panthers. In nonleague action, junior quarterback Keller Chryst threw for 159 yards and four touchdowns to lead Palo Alto to a 48-0 whitewash of visiting crosstown rival Gunn. Palo Alto improved to 2-1 while Gunn fell to 2-2. Palo Alto leads the all-time annual series against Gunn 35-13 and now has a winning streak of 10 over the Titans. Senior running back Matt Tolbert set the table early for the Vikings with an eight-yard touchdown run to put Paly ahead 7-0 in the first quarter. Tolbert had a solid game, rushing for 141 yards and scoring three touchdowns — one on a pass from Chryst. Palo Alto will host Milpitas on Friday (7:30 p.m.) to open the SCVAL De Anza Division season at 7:30 p.m. The Titans open SCVAL El Camino Division action by hosting Lynbrook at 7:30 p.m. In Atherton, host Menlo-Atherton (2-2) got a pair of field goals from Blake Olsen and a touchdown run by defensive lineman Alan Sakalia in a 13-7 nonleague win over South San Francisco. The Bears were led by Tasi Teu’s 106 yards on 18 carries. M-A has a bye this week. In Pacifica, James McDaniel carried 14 times for 220 yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 10, 30, 62 and 10 yards to pace Priory to a 64-20 victory over host Alma Heights in Pacifica in eight-man football action. Malik Reid rushed eight times for 83 yards with TD runs of 10 and 11 yards as the Panthers improved to 3-0. Quarterback Will Latta gained 81 yards on five carries and scored on runs of 55 and two yards. David Theis got into the scoring with a 73-yard kickoff return. The Panthers also have a bye this week. N
The junior outside hitter had 72 kills as the team’s most productive player during a 5-2 volleyball week that included a second place at the Chris Chandler Invitational, where she had 53 kills as the Knights went 4-1.
The versatile senior had two receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns, threw a 19yard TD pass, made three tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the Knights’ 56-14 football victory over Half Moon Bay.
Honorable mention Caroline Anderson Gunn water polo
Stephanie Flamen Castilleja water polo
Victoria Garrick Sacred Heart Prep volleyball
Jessica Heilman Menlo-Atherton water polo
Shelby Knowles* Palo Alto volleyball
Anna Zhou Gunn golf
Ryan Gaertner Sacred Heart Prep football
Jack Heneghan Menlo football
Owen Lewis Pinewood football
James McDaniel Priory football
Matt Tolbert* Palo Alto football
Harrison Waschura Gunn water polo * previous winner
To see video interviews of the Athletes of the Week, go to www.PASportsOnline.com
On Tuesday, Gunn maintained its hold on first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division after swamping host Wilcox, 18-3. Caroline Anderson and Lauren Lesyna each tallied four goals for the Titans (4-0, 8-3). In the PAL Ocean Division, Kaelen Dunn scored four goals and Leslie Akin and Kate Huneke each scored three goals to pace Menlo School (3-1 league) to a 15-2 win over host Terra Nova. Cross country Freshman Gillian Meeks finished sixth overall in the varsity race to pace the Gunn girls to a secondplace finish in the SCVAL Central Park Preview on Tuesday over a 2.3mile layout in Santa Clara. Meeks clocked 14:26.8 to help the Titans score 105 points. The Paly girls were third with 116 as sophomore Katie Foug led the Vikings with a fourth-place finish of 14:23.6. Gunn junior standout Sarah Robinson did not compete. In the boys’ varsity race, Paly’s Ben Hawthorne was 14th overall in 12:25 to help the Vikings finish fourth. Girls’ golf Menlo School avenged a pair of losses to rival Sacred Heart Prep
last season by handing the Gators a 246-250 loss on Wednesday in a West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) dual match at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club. The Knights rebounded from a loss to unbeaten Castilleja on Monday as Jessie Rong started the match by getting a birdie on the first hole on her way to being medalist with a 4-over-par 40. Menlo’s Caroline Broderick shot 42 with a birdie on the eighth hole. Sacred Heart’s Emma Dake and Maddy Ellison both shot 47. Menlo’ started four freshmen, including Rong. Elsewhere on Wednesday, sophomore Anna Zhou shot a 4-over 41 as Gunn remained unbeaten in the Blossom Valley Athletic League with a 233-361 win over Sobrato at Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The Titans (4-0, 7-1) also got a 43 from Jayshree Sarathy and Tiffany Yang, with Lianna McFarlane shooting 51 and Sandra Herchen a 55. On Tuesday, Gunn posted a 198256 victory over host Live Oak at the par-31 Gavilan Golf Course as Zhou shot a 3-over 34 and Sarathy added a 36. N (For results from earlier in the week, go to www.pasportsonline. com)
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645 Office/Home Business Services Classified Advertising The business that considers itself immune to advertising, finds itself immune to business. Reach Californias in almost every county! Over 270 newspapers! Combo~California Daily and Weekly Networks. Free Brochures. firstname.lastname@example.org or (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN) Display Business Card Ad â€œMany a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertisingâ€? Mark Twain. Advertise your business card sized ad in 140 California newspapers for one low cost. Reach over 3 million+ Californians. Free brochure email@example.com (916)288-6019. (Cal-SCAN)
Home Services 710 Carpentry Bob Moradi Designer We make your dream a reality. Landscapes, kitchens, baths, more. Commâ€™l/residential, interior, exterior. 650/520-4720. Cabinetry-Individual Designs Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling: Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces * Wall Units * Window Seats. Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475
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(408) 315-8426 Family House Service Weekly or bi-weekly green cleaning. Commâ€™l., residential, apts. HOnest, reliable, family owned. Refs. Sam, 650/315-6681. Lucyâ€™s Housecleaning Service Affordable rates. 20+ years exper. Excellent refs. Free est. Call now! 650771-3087 or 408-745-7276 Mariaâ€™s Housecleaning 18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good rates, own car. Maria (650)679-1675 or (650)207-4609 (cell)
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Drivers: Needed Now! Top Pay and CSA Friendly Equipment. Need CDL Class A Driving Experience. 877-258-8782 www.drive4melton.com (Cal-SCAN)
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730 Electrical A FAST RESPONSE! lic #545936 Bob 650-343-5125. www. HillsboroughElectric.com
748 Gardening/ Landscaping Beckys Landscape Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit tree pruning, clean-ups, irrigation, sod, planting, raised beds. Power washing. 650/444-3030
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775 Asphalt/ Concrete MLP Concrete New driveways, asphalt, flagstone, brick work, pavers. 20 years exp. Free est. 650/771-8457 Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seal coating. Asphalt repair, striping. 30+ yrs. family owned. Free est. Lic. 507814. 650/967-1129 Roe General Engineering Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers, new construct, repairs. 34 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572
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ED RODRIGUEZ (650)465-9163$(650)570-5274 Jeffâ€™s Handyman and Repair Free est. 10% SENIOR Discount. â€œNo Job Too Small.â€? Call Jeff, 650/3367455
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Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement JumpBunch FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569211 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: JumpBunch, located at 5955 Larabee Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BAY AREA SPORTS CORP. 5955 Larabee Ct. San Jose, CA 95120 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 5, 2012. (PAW Sep. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 2012) 24 VOLUMES 24VOLUMES.COM FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569009 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) 24 Volumes, 2.) 24Volumes.com, located at 4248 Rickeyâ€™s Way Unit A, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MARCELLA CAMPBELL 2120 Judah Street San Francisco, CA 94122 SARA COOK 487 East McKinley Sunnyvale, CA 94086 LEIGH HENDERSON 4248 Rickeyâ€™s Way Unit A Palo Alto, CA 94306 RYAN PILAT 4248 Rickeyâ€™s Way Unit A Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun
HANDLEY-TITTLE-MIDDLEFIELD JOINT VENTURE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569091 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Handley-Tittle-Middlefield Joint Venture, located at 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CAROLYN GILLEN 4110 SE Hawthorne #430 Portland, OR 97214 JEFFREY HANDLEY 2448 SE Carruthers Portland, OR 97214 HANDLEY MANAGEMENT CORP. 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 THE MILLA AND RAYMOND HANDLEY 1992 TRUST, MILLA HANDLEY TRUSTEE 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 THE MILLA AND RAYMOND HANDLEY 1992 TRUST, ALICE HOLMES, TRUSTEE 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 MARY ROBINS, LP 2113 Albans Road Houston, TX 77005 TITTLE 1990 FAMILY TRUST, YELBERTON A. TITTLE, TRUSTEE 1890 Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 12/04/1963. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 4, 2012. (PAW Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012) RENAULT & HANDLEY STIERLIN ROAD JOINT VENTURE #2 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569551 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Renault & Handley Stierlin Road Joint Venture #2, located at 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership.
The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): TITTLE 1990 FAMILY TRUST,YELBERTON A. TITTLE, TRUSTEE 1890 Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043 MILLA HANDLEY 2006 LIVING TRUST, MILLA HANDLEY, TRUSTEE 3151 Highway 128 Philo CA 95466 HANDLEY MANAGEMENT CORP. 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 JULIA HANDLEY 2008 LIVING TRUST, JULIA HANDLEY, TRUSTEE 4261 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306 MCKEE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 S.A.M.S., LP 8 Oak Belvedere, CA 94920 JOANNE BERG TITTLE 5713 Chenault Modesto, CA 95356 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/01/1981. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 13, 2012. (PAW Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012) SHULMAN AVENUE JOINT VENTURE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569553 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Shulman Avenue Joint Venture, located at 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BRIGITTE AVARY PRINCE FAMILY TRUST, BRIGITTE AVARY, TRUSTEE 225 34th Street Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 EDWIN AVARY 15865 W 5th Avenue, Unit 2 Golden, CO 80401 HANDLEY MANAGEMENT CORP. 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 THE MILLA AND RAYMOND HANDLEY 1992 TRUST, MILLA HANDLEY, TRUSTEE 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043 THE MILLA AND RAYMOND HANDLEY 1992 TRUST, ALICE HOLMES, TRUSTEE 625 Ellis Street, Suite 101 Mountain View, CA 94043
DONALD D. AVARY 2073 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 ARTHUR COLVER AVARY 2056 Gordon Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 DIANA KIMBERLY AVARY 625 S. 22nd Street San Jose, CA 95116 ERIC ROBERTS AVARY 2056 Gordon Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 MILLA HANDLEY 2006 LIVING TRUST, MILLA HANDLEY TRUSTEE 3151 Highway 128 Philo, CA 95466 JULIA HANDLEY 2008 LIVING TRUST, JULIA HANDLEY, TRUSTEE 4261 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 01/01/1962. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 13, 2012. (PAW Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012) LE. VALLE CONSTRUCTION FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569627 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Le. Valle Construction, located at 210 McDonald Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): LESTER VALLE 210 McDonald Ave. San Jose, CA 95116 Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 14, 2012. (PAW Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012)
Registrant/Owner has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on September 12, 2012. (PAW Sep. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 2012)
grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 10/10/12 at 9:00AM in Dept. 3 located at 191 NORTH FIRST ST., SAN JOSE, CA 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 four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. 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 HELEN B. BAUMANN BAUMANN & HURLIMANN 495 SEAPORT COURT, STE. 101 REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 9/14, 9/21, 9/28/12 CNS-2377084# PALO ALTO WEEKLY
997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DAVID DUNCAN ATCHISON CASE NO. 1-12-PR171269 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of DAVID DUNCAN ATCHISON. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GLEN ATCHISON in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GLEN ATCHISON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedentâ€™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
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ZING LEGAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 569466 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Zing Legal, located at 3178 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KAREN KRAMER 3178 Ramona Street Palo Alto, CA 94306
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