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Voters bring political veterans back to council Palo Alto race goes to Kniss, Schmid, Burt and Berman by Gennady Sheyner alo Alto voters gave the city’s attorney whose campaign benefited political establishment an en- from a sea of endorsements and conthusiastic vote of confidence tributions from local and state leadon Election Tuesday when they re- ers. Berman beat out financial conelected Pat Burt and Greg Schmid sultant Tim Gray for the fourth seat to the City Council and restored on the council by more than 4,000 former Mayor Liz Kniss to her fa- votes. He received 9,557 votes, commiliar position behind the dais. pared to Gray’s 5,519. Joining the three political veterGray, who loaned $30,000 to his ans will be Marc Berman, a local campaign, ran as the “outsider” can-

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didate and did not accept contributions. He received the support of 23 percent of the voters. The only other candidate, concert promoter Mark Weiss, finished in distant sixth place with 4,316 votes (18 percent). Kniss, a former two-time mayor, had the strongest showing with 12,737 votes (54 percent of ballots cast) — the most cast for a council candidate in at least the past five elections.

Schmid came in second with 9,984 votes or 42 percent of the total vote count. Burt and Berman finished in a near dead heat for the final two seats on the nine-member council, with 9,651 and 9,577 votes, respectively. Though this will be Berman’s first elected position in Palo Alto, he is no stranger to local issues. Berman served on the city’s Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Task Force last year and had helped steer the school dis-

trict’s successful bond campaign in 2010. He said Tuesday night that he was “excited” about getting elected to the council and said he expects finances and future developments to take up much of his first year on the council. Kniss, who is about to conclude her final term on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, is a seasoned veteran of local politics, (continued on page 8)

ELECTION 2012

Palo Alto voters strike down marijuana measure More than 60 percent vote against proposal to allow three marijuana dispensaries by Gennady Sheyner

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Newly elected Palo Alto school-board member Heidi Emberling (left) shakes hands with a supporter while newly elected Palo Alto City Council member Marc Berman (second from right) looks on during an election party at the Garden Court Hotel Tuesday night, Nov. 6.

ELECTION 2012

With one new member, school board looks ahead Voters back two incumbents, newcomer Heidi Emberling, for board seats by Chris Kenrick

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ollowing a hard-fought election for three spots on the Palo Alto Board of Education, newcomer Heidi Emberling, a parent educator, will join two returning incumbents, Melissa Baten Caswell and Camille Townsend, on the dais Tuesday, Dec. 4. The fourth and losing candidate, Google software engineer Ken Dauber, said that despite the loss, he had accomplished several of his goals including ensuring a competitive election and “a serious community conversation about student social-emotional health.” Dauber called the 11,050 votes he received a “strong showing, given that I was running against

two incumbents and another candidate who had been in the race for months with strong backing from many political figures, and that I ran into a very strong negative campaign.” Emberling, who works part time at Parents Place, an organization of Jewish Family & Children’s Services, replaces lawyer and math educator Barbara Klausner, who announced in July she would not seek a second term. She views herself as a consensus builder and, unlike Dauber, did not take strong critical positions during the campaign. A former PTA president at Juana Briones Elementary School, Em-

berling began attending schoolboard meetings on a regular basis two years ago after fellow parents asked her about the controversy over the elementary math textbook Everyday Mathematics. “I’m excited to continue my work for our schools in my new capacity as school-board member,” she said Thursday, Nov. 8. “I’m glad to provide an educator’s perspective as we discuss policies that affect all students. I’m also looking forward to talking with principals, teachers and administrators about their experiences working in our district, their (continued on page 8)

arijuana laws may remain hazy in California but Palo Alto residents made their position clear on Election Day when they stubbed out a proposition that would have allowed up to three pot shops to operate within city borders. Measure C, which sought to legalize three marijuana dispensaries and establish a 4 percent tax on gross receipts from these establishments, went up in smoke Tuesday night with only 38 percent of the voters supporting it and 62 percent opposing it. Of the 21,263 votes cast, 13,252 opposed Measure C and 8,011 supported it. The brainchild of former Ronald Reagan adviser Thomas Gale Moore, the marijuana measure landed on the Palo Alto ballot after proponents of legalizing medical marijuana received more than the required 4,800 signatures to qualify it for the election. The voters’ decision to strike down Measure C illustrates the city’s complex and, at times, almost contradictory views toward legalized marijuana. The majority of local voters supported Proposition 215, a 1996 law that permitted cultivation and distribution of marijuana for medical use. While both the City Council and the school board passed resolutions opposing Measure C, many based their opposition on the measure’s language and the cloudy legal landscape rather than on the drug’s effect. Vice Mayor Greg Scharff, who led the opposition to Measure C, predicted before the results came out that 60 percent of the electorate would vote against it. He was pleased to see the results exceed his expectations. “I’m really pleased that the people

of Palo Alto voted that way,” Scharff said at a political party at the Garden Court Hotel. “It’s good for the community.” Mayor Yiaway Yeh said the vote demonstrates the “thoughtfulness” of Palo Alto voters, who sent a clear message that they are concerned about dispensaries opening in the city. Many have seen the legal problems these facilities have caused elsewhere, he said. “More people are aware of what is going on in other communities (with dispensaries),” Yeh said. Peter Allen, spokesman for the Measure C campaign, said he was not surprised by the result. The decision by Palo Alto’s elected leaders to oppose the measure helped doom it, he speculated. “I’m disappointed with the result, but given the opposition from the City Council and the lack of any organized ‘Yes on C’ campaign, it’s not surprising,” Allen said. The vote gives Palo Alto an effective reprieve from a complex debate that has involved other cities where marijuana shops have been legalized, including Oakland, San Jose and Los Angeles. In recent years, both proponents and opponents of medical marijuana have filed lawsuits to back up their positions, with supporters citing Proposition 215 and opponents consistently noting that marijuana remains illegal under federal law. The state Supreme Court recently considered a case in Long Beach that focuses on whether a state can legalize marijuana without violating the federal Controlled Substances Act but declined to issue a ruling on the issue. The court has also been considering three different (continued on page 12)

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Around Town LESS IS MORE ... One of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main strategies for helping downtown residents deal with parking shortages is adding more parking facilities. But another strategy, ironically enough, is removing parking spots. The city last year began converting parking spaces at various downtown locations into â&#x20AC;&#x153;bike corrals.â&#x20AC;? Each corral is a green zone the size of one car parking space and can accommodate up to 10 bicycles. The city unveiled its first bike corral in spring 2011 near Coupa CafĂŠ on Ramona Street. Since then it added five more and plans to introduce two more near the new Apple Store on University Avenue and one at Lyfe Kitchen on Hamilton Avenue, according to a new report by Chief Transportation Official Jaime Rodriguez. The city sees bike corrals and bike-sharing programs as key components in its broad strategy of easing parking congestion and is offering to install corrals for free upon request, provided adjacent businesses support it. The city also expects to get some information later this year from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority about a proposed bike-share program, which will bring 100 rental bicycles to Palo Alto. The City Council is scheduled to discuss parking â&#x20AC;&#x201D; presumably for both cars and bikes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at its meeting Tuesday night.

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LIEBER TO THE RESCUE ... Former California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber might not have won the State Senate race on Tuesday, but she assumed the role of rescuer on Oct. 30, after she stopped that evening to help a young woman who had been grabbed on the Stanford University campus. Lieber was traveling on campus at about 10:30 p.m. when a woman ran screaming out of the darkness toward her car. The assemblywoman stopped and opened the car door to let the hysterical woman into the passenger seat. As they were driving, the woman pointed out a man who fit the description of a person who had grabbed her while she was jogging. Lieber called 9-1-1, but the distraught woman then jumped from the car and fled. The assemblywoman stuck around and kept in contact with police until they arrived and she was able to explain the situation to the officers. The victim later contacted police to file a report, a Stanford Department of Public Safety spokesman said.

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with Palo Alto police officers Friday night, just a Twitter account. The Palo Alto Police Department is holding its first-ever â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtual ride-alongâ&#x20AC;? on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. According to the announcement from the department, a public information officer will be riding with a patrol officer during this time and â&#x20AC;&#x153;live-tweeting calls for service, crimes in progress, arrests, vehicle accidents, and anything else that may come up during the course of the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shift.â&#x20AC;? The goal of the activity, according to the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement, is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;give our community insight into realities of law enforcement in Palo Alto.â&#x20AC;? All tweets will include the hashtag â&#x20AC;&#x153;#PAPDvraâ&#x20AC;? and can also be tracked by following the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official Twitter account, @ PaloAltoPolice. Twitter users will also have a chance to ask officers questions during the ride along by attaching #PAPDvra. The department estimates it will send between 50 and 150 tweets during the eight-hour event, depending on the volume of calls and level of public engagement. AS IF BY MAGIC ... When Nicola Keating moved from Cupertino to Los Altos six years ago, she kept all of her important belongings, but lost her six-year-old cat, Magic. The orange tabby had lost his collar in a fight, and Keating had scheduled a veterinarian appointment the day he disappeared. After putting up fliers, talking to locals and canvassing the neighborhood, Keating thought she would never see her cat again. Fast-forward six years to this past Tuesday, Nov. 6. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when William Warrior, a Palo Alto Animal Control officer, made the call to Keating telling her Magic had reappeared and a microchip identified him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First she said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How have you got my cat?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Warrior said. After Warriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call, Keating drove over to the shelter and reunited with the tabby she had presumed was dead. The cat arrived at the shelter a little dehydrated and rough around the edges, but without any signs to suggest that it had been living alone on the streets for six years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has clearly been cared for ... I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if somebody nearby is mourning an orange cat,â&#x20AC;? Keating said. After six years away, Magic seems to fit right in with the Keating family again, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are super happy to have him home,â&#x20AC;? she said. Warrior put a video up on YouTube titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Repatriationâ&#x20AC;? for those interested in seeing Magic at the shelter.N


Upfront COMMUNITY COMMUNITY

For those who grieve

Weekly’s Holiday Fund kicks off today

With grant from Holiday Fund, nonprofit Kara helps people cope with loss

Annual fundraiser seeks to raise $350,000 for local nonprofit organizations

by Lisa Kellman hen Michelle Kasper lost her close friend and PTA partner, Ana-Maria Dias, in a car accident last year, she lapsed into a six-month depression that she “couldn’t rise above.” Chuck Merritt, the principal of El Carmelo Elementary School, lost a student in the crash that claimed the lives of Dias, her husband and two children. The Dias family had been the first to greet him as the new principal more than four years ago. “The loss of this family was so important to so many people that the sense of loss just echoed throughout the school,” Merritt said. With many people reeling from the tragedy, local nonprofit Kara lent a helping hand. At El Carmelo Elementary, Kara counselors visited classrooms, set up booths at backto-school night, talked with a girlscout troop that one daughter had been a member of and handed out fliers for anyone who wanted to see counselors in private. “These are people who actually deeply understand the grieving process and know what to do about it,” Merritt said,” Until I started dealing with grief situations and professional studies, I didn’t know that you needed people like this.” Kara, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, started in 1976 as a hospice organization and eventually transitioned to grief-specific support. It provides therapy to those coping with terminal illness or dealing with the death of a loved one.

by Sue Dremann ach year since 1994, the lisher of the Palo Alto Weekly. Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Grants ranging from $1,000 Fund has helped local non- to $25,000 were awarded to 55 profit organizations serving chil- organizations in 2012. dren and families through generThe holiday fund is a partnerous donations from the Palo Alto ship with Silicon Valley Comcommunity. This year’s fund- munity Foundation. raiser begins on Friday, Nov. 9, The money raised last year inwith a goal of $350,000. cluded an anonymous $100,000 Since its inception, the fund donation from a Palo Alto family has given more than foundation. The gift $3 million in grants was the largest donato local organization ever received by tions. the Holiday Fund. The Holiday Fund Each tax-deductstrives to reach out ible gift that the into corners of the Weekly’s readers community that ofmake is doubled due ten go unnoticed. to matching grants It has supported from local foundaD r e a m C a t c h e r s’ tions, including the tutoring program Packard and Hewlett in expanding a healthy-eating foundations and the Peery and program for low-income Palo Arrillaga family foundations. AdAlto middle school students ministrative costs are absorbed by and groups like Breast Cancer the Weekly, so 100 percent of each Connections in providing free donation goes to the nonprofit orscreening and diagnostic ser- ganizations, which will be chosen vices for low-income, at-risk early next year. women and men. People may donate to this “The donations by residents year’s Holiday Fund online and businesses help foster posi- through www.PaloAltoOnline. tive change to make the Palo Alto com/holidayfund. area a better place for all,” said The campaign runs through Bill Johnson, founder and pub- early January 2013. N

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Marizela Maciel, a manager for the nonprofit grief agency Kara, organizes group therapy sessions for Spanish-speaking parents throughout the community. In 2011, Kara helped 1,838 individuals cope with trauma and loss. Thirty percent of them resided in crime-laden, impoverished and frequently grief-stricken communities of East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park, and 70 percent of those were native Spanish speakers. “There is a great need there to support these communities, and we need to speak the language to do that,” Jim Santucci, director of development and operations at Kara, said. Kara struggled to provide services to support these Spanish speakers because of the language barrier. But with the help of a $15,000 grant from the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, Kara hired Marizela Maciel last spring as its program and operations manager, and she has since

worked to open its services to a broader audience. Maciel has worked in the nonprofit sector for 18 years and always wanted to help the Spanish-speaking community, she said. The grant is the first installment of a three-year grant. For the first time in 36 years, Kara, with Maciel, has someone to answer the phone and support English and Spanish speakers alike and make sure that each speaker is offered the same kind of counseling. “It’s a valuable service that, from a cultural perspective. A lot of people don’t understand that there are resources out there that deal with grief and help you move forward,” Maciel said. Kara offers one-on-one peer counseling, peer support groups,

community outreach and education, end-of-life therapy and clinical group therapy for those who face additional complications. All of these services, except for the clini-

cal therapy, are free. While it has no Spanish peer support groups, Kara now has literature (continued on page 12)

CRIME

Five people arrested as local police clamp down on burglaries Los Altos police arrest two women Oct. 29 while Palo Alto officers arrest three men Oct. 30 by Palo Alto Weekly staff

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ive people believed to be responsible for as many as 18 residential burglaries have been arrested since Oct. 29 in two separate cases, Palo Alto and Los Altos police have reported. In the first case, two East Palo Alto women were arrested Oct. 29 by Los Altos police and have been connected to 15 residential burglaries across three counties, including four in Palo Alto, according to police. Ana Lauese, 35, and Malinda Ladson, 33, were arrested for residential burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance after an officer noticed one of the women sitting in a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Almond Avenue at approximately 2 p.m., Los Altos police stated in a press release. The woman gave a false name to the officer and “exhibited suspicious

Malinda Ladson (left) and Ana Lauese were arrested Oct. 29 and have been linked to 15 residential burglaries across three counties, according to police. Courtesy Los Altos Police Department behavior,” according to police. The other woman was found nearby on Higgins Avenue and “had a different account of her reason for being in the neighborhood.” A search of Ladson’s vehicle turned up jewelry that had been stolen earlier in the day

(From left) Bulmaro Sanchez, Jose Angel Jimenez and Carlos Bribiesca-Martinez were arrested Oct. 30 and have been connected to at least three residential burglaries in Palo Alto, police say. Courtesy Palo Alto Police Department

from a home in the 2300 block of St. Francis Drive in Palo Alto, police said. Suspected methamphetamine was also found in the vehicle. “The suspects pried open a locked sliding door to gain entry to the home,” according to police. A

follow-up investigation by Palo Alto police connected Lauese and Ladson to three more residential burglaries in the city this year, and detectives will pursue charges against them for those burglaries, police said. Lauese and Ladson are thought to

be responsible for a June 29 burglary in the 1500 block of Mariposa Avenue, an Aug. 21 burglary in the 800 block of Gailen Avenue and a Sept. 7 burglary in the 600 block of East Meadow Drive, police said. Stolen property was found in a search of the suspects’ residence in the 1900 block of Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto, Los Altos police stated in the release. Lauese was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose on charges of residential burglary, possession of stolen property and providing false information to a peace officer. She is being held without bail. Ladson was booked for residential burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. She is being held on $150,000 bail, police said. (continued on page 14)

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Hill cruises to victory in state Senate race San Mateo County Assemblyman defeats Sally Lieber in bid to represent Peninsula erry Hill continued his climb up California’s political ladder Tuesday night when he convincingly defeated Sally Lieber in the race to represent the Peninsula in the State Senate. Hill garnered 157,790 votes, or 67 percent, more than double his challenger’s 78,045 votes, according to election-night counts. Hill, a former San Mateo County supervisor who has been serving in the State Assembly since 2008, cruised to victory despite fierce opposition from Lieber, a former Assemblywoman whose campaign focused on education and the environment. The Mountain View resident had hoped that grassroots support from northern Santa Clara County would give her the edge despite Hill’s overwhelming advantage in endorsements and campaign funds. Hill had received more than $1 million in contributions this year for his campaign, and his list of supporters includes a laundry list of elected city, county and state officials, including prominent Democrats such as Gov. Jerry Brown and

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. And while most of Lieber’s support came from individuals in her home district, Hill received sizable checks from dozens of unions, trade groups and corporations. Lieber, who raised $260,000 according to campaign-finance records, drew 54 percent of the votes in Santa Clara County, compared to Hill’s 46 percent. But it was Hill’s overwhelming advantage in his home county of San Mateo that sealed the deal and padded his margin of victory. There, he was favored by 73 percent of the voters. The results were far from surprising given Hill’s convincing win in June’s primary election, when he snagged 55 percent of the votes to Lieber’s 22 percent. Lieber, who had portrayed herself throughout the campaign as an underdog and as the more independent candidate, chalked up her underwhelming primary performance to Hill’s huge financial advantage and to her campaign’s decision to reserve most of its spending for the general election. Reached by phone Tuesday night, Lieber told the Weekly that it had

been an honor to run as one of the top two candidates in the race. “I trust in the voters and the decisions of the voters,” she said. “We were outgunned 10 to 1 in money, but we weren’t outvoted 10 to 1. I think our ideas gained some traction with the voters.” Lieber said the campaign showed the immense role that independent political contributions play in elections. “One of the big messages of the campaign is the overall dominance of money in politics,” she said. “It’s definitely something that needs to be looked at.” With his Election Night victory, Hill will represent a newly formed district that includes most of San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County and that stretches from Brisbane in the north to Sunnyvale in the south. Much of the district is currently represented by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, who is concluding his final Senate term this year. The new district includes Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City, San Mateo, Portola

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Jerry Hill greets supporters in Redwood City after his election as senator of the 13th district of California. Valley, Woodside, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Hill told the Weekly that Tuesday night’s results were “an opportunity to re-engage and make major changes. “With success in sustaining our innovation economy, we can provide resources to improve the quality of life for people in the Valley and the Peninsula and protect our natural resources because once we lose those, they’re gone for good,” he said. Hill, who referred to himself in his acceptance speech as an amateur

magician, said it had been a “magic” campaign, mentioning the fortuitous redistricting, generous donations and support from volunteers as boons to his campaign. Quoting American poet Carl Sandberg, Hill said, “Every politician needs three hats: one to throw in the ring, one to talk through and one to pull a rabbit out of. We’re going to make magic in Sacramento for four years.” N Editorial Assistant Eric Van Susteren can be emailed at evansusteren@paweekly.com.

ELECTION 2012

Gordon to serve a second term in state Assembly Republican challenger drew 30 percent of votes in newly drawn district

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(From left) Sayer Dolan, Theresa Nott, Gabrielle Reyez, Gaelyn Georgia and Cory O’Connor cheer at the Old Pro in downtown Palo Alto as CNN announces the re-election of President Barack Obama Tuesday night, Nov. 6.

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Above: Newly elected Palo Alto City Council member Liz Kniss celebrates alongside Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yaeger during an election party at the Garden Court Hotel Tuesday night, Nov. 6. Left: Re-elected Palo Alto school board member Camille Townsend talks to school board candidate Ken Dauber, who was not elected. Page 6ÊUÊ œÛi“LiÀʙ]ÊÓä£ÓÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“

ssemblyman Rich Gordon cruised to an easy victory against Republican challenger Chengzhi “George” Yang. With all precincts reporting Nov. 6, Gordon took 70 percent of the vote to Yang’s 30 percent in the race for newly drawn Assembly District 24. Gordon now represents District 21, which includes Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. But with redistricting, the same area will become part of District 24. The district has been reshaped to encompass areas including Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and most of the San Mateo County coastside from El Granada south. Gordon was first elected to the Assembly two years ago. Before Sacramento, the Menlo Park resident had served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Gordon, who chairs the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus, had plenty to celebrate Tuesday evening. In addition to his own re-election, he was pleased to see voters in Maine and Maryland legalize gay marriage. In a statement, Gordon also cited the decision by Wisconsin

Rich Gordon voters to elect Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate, where she is now the first openly gay member. “From coast to coast, voters exercised their civic duty and voted with their minds and their hearts,” Gordon wrote. “Unswayed by the torrent of money and spread of misinformation, voters did not bow down to incredible intimidation and pressure to dismantle all the progress we have accomplished so far.” N —Palo Alto Weekly staff


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marked the first time that Palo Alto residents elected their local leaders while also voting for the president. The city decided to make the switch from odd to even years for local elections in 2010 to save money and to spur more interest among the electorate. Voters approved the switch when they approved Measure E. Despite the novelty of having local elections in an even year, Palo Alto’s council elections were in some ways underwhelming. The six-candidate pool was the city’s smallest since 1985 and the only one since 1999 with fewer than 10 candidates. Palo Alto’s last council election, in 2009, attracted 14 candidates, including Gray and Weiss. The results also offered few surprises. Gray has run unsuccessfully twice before, in 2007 and in 2009, and fared no better this year despite an infusion of cash. Weiss, who frequently laments the influence of local developers, ran in 2009 and finished in 13th place, just ahead of panhandler Victor Frost. Despite the defeat, Weiss was cheerful as he mingled at the election party. Finishing sixth is better than finishing

‘I’m glad to provide an educator’s perspective as we discuss policies that affect all students.’ —Heidi Emberling, newly elected school board member new high school graduation requirements, equity in counseling services between the two high schools, and discussions on the future of Cubberley Community Center. The group also will push for quick district-wide adoption of the software tool Schoology, through which teachers can post and monitor student workloads and communicate with families. N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@paweekly.com.

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thoughts and ideas for innovation in our schools and how the board can best support those efforts.” Tuesday, Nov. 13, will be Klausner’s final board meeting, and she will be honored with a pre-meeting cake-and-punch reception that’s open to the public at school-district headquarters. Emberling will begin her term at the Dec. 4 meeting. In Tuesday’s election results, Caswell led the field, winning 13,719, or 49.6 percent of the ballots cast. She was followed by Townsend, with 13,095, or 47.4 percent. Emberling was third with 11,878, or 43 percent. Dauber trailed Emberling by 828 votes, winning 40 percent. The campaign was hard-fought, and Dauber, despite winning endorsements from a number of current and former elected officials, was viewed as a polarizing figure by others. At the heart of Dauber’s campaign were members of a group he co-founded last year, We Can Do Better Palo Alto. Group members said this week they plan to carry on despite the election loss. “This was never about getting somebody elected. It’s always been about the message,” said We Can Do Better mem-

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winning candidates. The political party at the Garden Court Hotel remained in full force until well after the election results were obvious. At about 10:30 p.m., Mayor Yiaway Yeh addressed the crowd and called Tuesday a “special night in Palo Alto.” “In Palo Alto, we’re so fortunate that all candidates can come together to see what the results are,” Yeh said, calling these gatherings the city’s “special tradition.” Minutes after Yeh’s address, the crowd of about 50 turned its attention to the TV screen, where President Barack Obama was giving his victory speech. N


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I see retail spaces being remodeled that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remodeled before,â&#x20AC;? Klein said. He agreed to support the zoning changes for Emerson Street but urged his colleagues not to pursue the broader retail-protection measures for which Burt, Scharff, Holman and Schmid had advocated. Councilwoman Gail Price said the city needs to look at downtown zoning â&#x20AC;&#x153;in a more systematic way.â&#x20AC;? On Nov. 13, the council is scheduled to approve a contract for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;downtown capâ&#x20AC;? study that will evaluate recent and projected downtown developments and consider the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capacity for parking and future projects. Proceeding with these efforts on a â&#x20AC;&#x153;piecemealâ&#x20AC;? basis, Price said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;feels a little premature.â&#x20AC;? Shepherd had a similar concern. She told the Weekly after the meeting that she dissented from the vote because she felt considering groundfloor protection at this time was redundant, given that the city is about to proceed with the downtown development study that would look at similar issues. The council agreed to prioritize protection of the Emerson block and asked staff to return with an estimate of how much work it would take to come up with the broader revisions. Russ Cohen, executive director of the Downtown Business and Professional Association, urged caution and asked the council to consider the â&#x20AC;&#x153;unintended consequencesâ&#x20AC;? of new zoning regulations downtown. He said members from his association met with city planners recently to consider the proposed changes and â&#x20AC;&#x153;concluded unanimously that there were no more changes necessary.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is really too soon to reevaluate the 2009 changes,â&#x20AC;? Cohen said. N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@ paweekly.com.

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oncerned about a wave of offices replacing downtown shops and restaurants, the Palo Alto City Council signaled its commitment to preserve the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retail character when it directed staff Monday night, Nov. 5, to come up with zoning changes that would protect a particularly vulnerable block. By an 8-1 vote, with Nancy Shepherd dissenting, the council asked staff for a proposal that would keep retail alive on a bustling block of Emerson Street between Hamilton and Forest avenues. The strip is one block south of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main commercial artery, University Avenue, and falls just outside downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;ground-floor overlayâ&#x20AC;? district, which requires that the first floor of buildings be used for retail. The council had in 2009 removed the ground-floor protection from some of the peripheral downtown blocks because of the faltering economy and an increase in vacancies. But on Monday, the council agreed that times have changed. Downtown vacancies are once again rare, the local real-estate market is soaring and the city has been weighing several ambitious proposals for office developments downtown, including the recently approved four-story Lytton Gateway building; the four-story office building proposed for 135 Hamilton Ave. (it is currently undergoing a design review), and John Arrillagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea for four office towers and a theater as part of a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;arts and innovation districtâ&#x20AC;? on University Avenue near El Camino Real. The trend, and the recent conversion of several downtown retail spaces into offices (including Fraiche Yogurt, the Blue Chalk Cafe and Jungle Copy), has prompted Vice Mayor Greg Scharff, Councilwoman Karen Holman and Councilman Greg Schmid to put forth a memo calling for more retail protection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the changes in the economic climate in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, particularly recent and proposed substantial increases in downtown office space, the city should examine options to assure a vital retail environment and services to support downtown and the community,â&#x20AC;? the memo stated. Schmid, an economist, pointed to the shifting economic climate and noted that office buildings are far more lucrative for developers than shops. Bob Moss, a land-use watchdog, estimated that while the monthly rent for retail tenants is about $2.50 to $3 per square foot, office rents are $4.50 to $5.50 per square foot. Scharff estimated that the monthly rent for office space downtown could be as high as $7.50 per square foot. Commercial office space, Schmid said, is doing â&#x20AC;&#x153;tremendously well,

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cases pertaining to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to ban marijuana without violating state law. A ruling on these cases is expected in the coming months. In a memo to their council colleagues, Yeh, Vice Mayor Greg Scharff and Councilman Larry Klein cited the legal confusion when they urged the council to adopt a resolution opposing Measure C (the council passed the resolution unanimously). â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the City issues permits for marijuana to be grown and sold within the City of Palo Alto, it is unclear what the legal ramifications of this could be,â&#x20AC;? the memo stated. N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@ paweekly.com.

A Palo Alto High School student was hospitalized after his bicycle collided with an SUV on his way to school Tuesday, Oct. 30. Sophomore Ken Shin, who keeps a photography blog on Tumblr, posted Sunday, Nov. 4, that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in stable condition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be awhile until Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be shooting again.â&#x20AC;? Paly Principal Phil Winston confirmed Monday that the student was hospitalized, â&#x20AC;&#x153;has undergone a few surgeries and is doing well recovering.â&#x20AC;? An accident matching the time of Shinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collision was logged by police as â&#x20AC;&#x153;accident minor injuryâ&#x20AC;? at the corner of Cowper Street and Santa Rita Avenue, but police would neither confirm nor deny that it was the same incident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s under investigation by our specialized traffic team that does accidents, and I have information, but I cannot give it to you,â&#x20AC;? police Officer Marianna Villaescusa said. Fire department logs indicated rescue vehicles were at the scene for about an hour and a half. On Sunday, Shin posted his own description of the collision on his Tumblr blog: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got run over by a Lexus SUV four days ago while riding my bike to school.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both wheels went over my head and took out a couple ribs and most of my jaw. I would have died instantly, but my $10 helmet saved me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in stable condition, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be awhile until Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be shooting again. Or eating solid foods.â&#x20AC;? N â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chris Kenrick

Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bicycle pioneer Ellen Fletcher dies Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transformation into a nationally recognized bike-friendly community, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to her family. Fletcher, who was often seen riding her bike through the city into her early 80s, got involved in local issues in the early 1970s, when she served as safety chair at the Fairmeadow Elementary School, where her son was a student. She became a leading proponent of bicycles and joined the council in 1977. A Berlin native, she fled Nazi Germany in December 1938, moving first to London and later to New York City. She fell in love with bicycling while riding her motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike in England and brought her passion to America in 1946, when she immigrated in New York. As a 17-year-old Ellen Fletcher student at Hunter College, she rode a bike on campus year-round, a rare sight at the time. In an interview with the Weekly last year, she said she was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;only one in college who had a bike on campus.â&#x20AC;? Fletcher moved to the Peninsula shortly after her college graduation, settling first in Menlo Park and later in Palo Alto. She lobbied persistently for bike-friendly improvements to streets around town as a volunteer in the school district and as a council member. The city recognized her leadership on the issue in 2002, when the council officially named Bryant Street as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ellen Fletcher Bicycle Boulevard.â&#x20AC;? Her efforts helped the city attain the designation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bicycle Friendly Communityâ&#x20AC;? from the League of American Bicyclists, a Washington, D.C.-based organization. Fletcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local legacy is expected to stretch for decades as the city embarks on a slew of other bicycle projects, including trails, a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 and new bicycle boulevards modeled after Bryant Street. In July, the city approved a bike master plan that aims to make Palo Alto one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top bicycling destinations. Even at 83 and suffering from cancer, Fletcher rode her bicycle to City Hall to attend public hearings on the plan earlier this year. Though Fletcher owned a car, a 1964 Plymouth Valiant, she was famous for almost never using it. The sight of her pedaling through the city streets has been a common one for decades. A lifelong champion of bicycling, she told the Weekly that she hoped to demonstrate to people that just about everyone can do it. Information about services for Fletcher will be posted on PaloAltoOnline.com as it becomes available. N â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gennady Sheyner

Are you a holiday volunteer? Tell us your story Do you celebrate the holidays by giving back to the community? Does your family have a tradition of volunteering during the holiday season? The Palo Alto Weekly wants to hear your story. Practices could be anything from ringing the Salvation Army bell to volunteering at a soup kitchen or encouraging your children to perform a random act of kindness. Submit short write-ups (100-400 words) on your personal/family tradition, to be published in the Weekly at the end of November. Please email Online Editor Tyler Hanley at thanley@paweekly.com or contact him by phone at 650-223-6519. N


Upfront EDUCATION

Jordan sixth-grader back after health flap Palo Alto district retreats from transfer order

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Jordan Middle School student whose parents sued the Palo Alto school district to block his transfer over a health issue is back at the school this week under a legal settlement. The parents of sixth-grader Colman Chadam and the school district agreed that Colman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who has a genetic mutation related to cystic fibrosis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; could return to Jordan if protocols to avoid cross-infection among cystic-fibrosis patients are followed. The district had argued that Col-

man needed to be transferred to Terman, where no other students are known to have cystic fibrosis, to avoid the risk of cross-infection with kids at Jordan who have cystic fibrosis. The Chadams said Colman has never been clinically diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and that his genetic condition poses no threat of cross-infection to students with the disease. The family and the school district reached agreement last week, and Colman, who had declined to en-

roll at Terman, was back at Jordan Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After careful consideration, which included further consultation with a medical expert, the students are attending the same school and the PAUSD is following the recommendation of implementing cysticfibrosis cross-infection protocols,â&#x20AC;? Associate Superintendent Charles Young said. Neither the Chadams nor their lawyer, Stephen Jaffe, could be reached for comment. N â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chris Kenrick

CRIME

Murder charge dropped in Lewis killing Police violated defendant Gregory Elarmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Miranda rights, judge rules by Sue Dremann

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regory Elarms Sr., the man accused of gunning down East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis in a Hillsdale Shopping Center parking garage in 2010, had his murder charge thrown out by a San Mateo County Superior Court judge Tuesday. The court granted defense attorney Jonathan McDougallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to dismiss the murder charge and a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Stephen Hall threw out Elarmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; confession on the grounds that San Mateo police violated his Miranda rights when they continued to interrogate him after he repeatedly requested an attorney. The judge also found the remaining evidence presented to the grand jury was insufficient, requiring dismissal of both charges. The court let stand a third count of felony possession of a weapon in jail. Police said Elarms on June 9, 2010, laid in wait for Lewis at San Mateo General Hospital, where Lewis worked, and followed him to the shopping center, where he confronted him and shot him once. Lewis was a well-known community activist who helped found

the Free At Last drug-rehabilitation program in East Palo Alto and who was instrumental in starting the successful parolee-reentry program. The two knew each other as youths in East Palo Alto. The killing stumped police for six months until Elarms met with investigators claiming he had information about the crime. He allegedly made statements to police that i mpl icat e d Gregory Elarms himself in the crime. Judge Mark Forcum found Elarms incompetent to stand trial, and in July 2011, ordered him hospitalized. The court later ruled he could be treated by the mental hospital involuntarily if necessary. Atascadero State Hospital doctors found Elarms competent in May. Judge Lisa Novak ruled on Aug. 22 that he was competent to stand trial with the aid of medication. Elarms tried to fire his attor-

ney, McDougall, who had argued in August that Elarms was still not competent. The court did not allow the change of attorney. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office said the defense did not raise the issue of insufficient evidence to the grand jury in its dismissal motion, and it was not argued during arguments on Monday. The prosecution objected to the dismissal of charges. The case was continued to Nov. 13 for further proceedings on the remaining weapons charge. The judge did not allow the prosecutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to discharge the more than 100 prospective jurors returning Tuesday morning. Prosecutors had asked to dismiss the jurors since a questionnaire informed jurors that the defendant was charged with murder. A defense motion for bail was also denied, and Elarms remains in custody on no bail status. Prosecutors have not decided if they will appeal the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling. McDougall could not be reached for comment. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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Notice of Funding Availability Program Years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant Program Applications will become available Thursday, November 15, 2012 for the City of Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program years. The City expects to distribute locally approximately $560,000 in funds each ďŹ scal year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the CDBG Program. The primary objective of the Program is: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and very low income.â&#x20AC;? The CDBG Program is directed toward expanding and maintaining the affordable housing supply; promoting housing opportunities and choices; maintaining and improving community facilities; increasing economic opportunities, accessibility, energy efďŹ ciency and sustainability; and providing supportive services speciďŹ cally for persons of low and very low income. Targeted groups might include persons who are homeless, seniors, persons with disabilities, and other special needs groups. A MANDATORY Pre -Proposal Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. ALL Proposers intending to submit a proposal must be in attendance at this Preproposal Conference. The deadline for submitting applications is 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 for ďŹ scal years beginning July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. Applications are available at the City of Palo Alto Planning Division, City Hall, 5th Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, during regular ofďŹ ce hours. Applications are also available on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pln/advance/cdbg.asp. To request an application or for more information please contact Consuelo Hernandez, Planner - CDBG at 650.329.2428 or via email at Consuelo.hernandez@cityofpaloalto.org. Persons with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or services in using City facilities, services or programs, or who would like information on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, may contact: ADA Coordinator, City of Palo Alto, 650-329-2550 (Voice) ada@cityofpaloalto.org Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°*>Â?Â&#x153;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;"Â&#x2DC;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;i°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160;*>Â?Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;Â?Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;7iiÂ&#x17D;Â?Ă&#x17E;Ă&#x160;UĂ&#x160; Â&#x153;Ă&#x203A;iÂ&#x201C;LiĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x2122;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;ä£Ă&#x201C;Ă&#x160;U Page 13


Upfront

COMMUNITY MEETING Safe Routes to School for Briones & Duveneck Review and comment on Draft Walk and Roll Maps and Route Improvements

Thursday, November 15, 7:00-8:30 PM Juana Briones Elementary, 638 Maybell Avenue

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00-8:30 PM Duveneck Elementary, 705 Alester Avenue The Palo Alto Safe Routes to School program is documenting suggested routes to school and identifying opportunities for engineering improvements and enforcement which, when combined with safety education and promotion activities, will encourage more families to choose alternatives to driving to school solo. More info: Contact Sylvia Star-Lack at saferoutes@cityofpaloalto.org or (650) 329-2156

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 AGENGA ITEMS. THE AGENDA WITH COMPLETE TITLES INCLUDING LEGAL DOCUMENTATION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE BELOW WEBPAGE: http:www.cityofpaloalto.org/knowzone/agendas/councils.asp

(TENTATIVE) AGENDA–SPECIAL MEETING-COUNCIL CHAMBERS Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:30 PM SPECIAL ORDERS 1. Community Celebration and Resolution Honoring Former Mayor Gary Fazzino CONSENT CALENDAR 2. Approval of Assistance to Firefighters Grant to Purchase Multi-Band Portable Radios, With Matching City Funds of 20 Percent for a Not to Exceed Amount of $45,000 3. Status Report Stanford SUMC Funds 4. Acceptance of a Final Map Street Dedication at 382 and 384 Curtner Avenue ACTION ITEMS 5. PUBLIC HEARING: Approval of a Site and Design Application for the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority’s (JPA) Initial Flood Protection Project (Highway 101 to San Francisco Bay), Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for Modifications to the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course and the John Fletcher Byxbee Recreation Area, and Adoption of a Resolution Amending the City Truck Route Ordinance (PAMC Chapter 10.48) to Allow Transfer of Soil from the Stanford University Medical Center Construction Project to the Palo Alto Golf Course and Adjacent Areas 6. Update of Parking Program and Review and Direction on Parking Policy Strategies (continued from November 5, 2012) 7. Adoption of Budget Amendment Ordinance and Approval of a Loan Request from Palo Alto Housing Corporation in the Amount of $5,820,220 for the Acquisition of 567-595 Maybell Avenue (continued from November 5, 2012/ Staff requests this item be continued to November 19, 2012)) STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Finance Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM regarding; 1) Residential Customer Engagement Pilot Program, 2) Adoption a Resolution Approving the Cap-and-Trade Revenue Utilization Policy for the Use of Revenues from the Sale of Allocated Allowances in California’s Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Auctions, 3) Adoption a Resolution Approving the Continuation of the Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Program, and 4) Approval of Updated Ten-Year Electric and Gas Energy Efficiency Goals for 2014 to 2023. The City/School Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8:15 AM regarding; 1) PAUSD energy efficiency program results, 2)Safe Routes to School Update, 3) YCS Update, and 4) PAUSD facilities growth next steps (PAUSD). The Cubberley Policy Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

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In the second case, three men were arrested by the Palo Alto Police Department after a recent interrupted residential burglary, and the men are allegedly connected to at least two other recent home breakins, police announced Nov. 4. Officers responded to the 800 block of Miranda Green near Foothill Expressway on a report of a residential burglary Oct. 30 at about 11:20 a.m. The victim, a woman in her 50s, reported that she had been inside her home when she heard her dog barking. She went outside to see what was bothering her pet and noticed a strange vehicle backed into her driveway. The vehicle was a gold BMW X-5 sports utility vehicle. As she went to investigate why the car was there, it drove away, police said. The victim noticed that her unlocked side-yard gate was open. She walked to the side of her home and saw a man standing near an open sliding door to a guest bedroom. The man was holding a tool similar to a crowbar in his hands. When the victim asked who he was, he ran away and exited her yard on the opposite side of the house through another gate. She heard a car door slam and then saw the same gold BMW X-5 driving north on Miranda Avenue. She noted that the car had a blue paper license plate that may have contained the word “water.” The victim returned to her residence and called police, providing a vehicle and suspect description. The suspects had not stolen any property from the home. Two officers from the police department’s Special Enforcement Detail spotted the suspect vehicle at about 11:50 a.m. in the 2100 block of East Bayshore Road just north of San Francisquito Creek. The gold BMW X-5 had a blue paper license plate that contained the word “Waterford.” The officers stopped the vehicle and detained three men for investigation. The suspects, Bulmaro Sanchez, Jose Angel Jimenez and Carlos Bribiesca-Martinez, are all 18 years old and residents of East Palo Alto. After investigation police allege the men are responsible for the Miranda Green burglary and two others that occurred in Palo Alto on Oct. 25, police said. Police booked Sanchez, Jimenez and Bribiesca-Martinez into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on three counts of residential burglary, a felony; conspiracy, a felony; and possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools, both misdemeanors. Detectives are continuing to investigate if the men are connected to any other recent residential burglaries in Palo Alto. Anyone with information on the Los Altos case is asked to contact the Los Altos Police Department Investigations Unit at 650-947-2813. Anyone having information about the Palo Alto case is asked to call 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984. N

Online This Week

These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news or click on “News” in the left, green column.

Mueller, Carlton elected to Menlo Park council The streets of downtown Menlo Park were nearly empty late Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6 — perhaps people were still waiting in line to vote; some residents reported what seemed like record turnout at the polls. (Posted Nov. 8 at 8:03 a.m.)

East Palo Alto officer crashes during chase A police officer pursuing a car through East Palo Alto crashed with another vehicle during the chase, forcing his bike to the ground Monday evening, Nov. 5, according to police. (Posted Nov. 6 at 1:58 p.m.)

Election Day energizes Palo Alto voters Recent elections have been eye-glazing, shoe-gazing affairs for Palo Alto’s poll workers — occasions for pleasure reading, quiet rumination and playful banter with the rare voter. But with the presidential race and a slew of local candidates and state propositions on the ballot, poll workers were finding their precincts buzzing. (Posted Nov. 6 at 11:50 a.m.)

Palo Alto sees more than 14,000 early-bird voters As of Monday night, Nov. 5, more than 14,000 Palo Alto residents had cast their ballots, out of some 38,300 registered voters in the city, continuing a trend in early voting that has been growing over the past several elections. (Posted Nov. 6 at 9:56 a.m.)

Attempted kidnapping reported in Menlo Park Sheriff’s officials are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping of a 5-year-old boy who was playing in front of his house near Menlo Park Saturday, Nov. 3. (Posted Nov. 6 at 8:37 a.m.)

Nordstrom shoplifter arrested for grand theft For the second time in 72 hours persons entered Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center and walked out with thousands of dollars in illegally obtained merchandise. But this time the alleged thief was caught, according to Palo Alto police. (Posted Nov. 6 at 8:15 a.m.)

Man allegedly rams cop car, faces deportation A man who fled after crashing a stolen car into a Menlo Park police vehicle and hid inside a garage before he was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 31, after a manhunt is being held in county jail as an undocumented immigrant pending deportation, a San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman said. (Posted Nov. 5 at 1:45 p.m.)

Gunn student inventors win project funding A team of student inventors from Gunn High School has been funded to build a prototype solar egg incubator, which members will present at a high-school-invention festival next June in Cambridge, Mass. (Posted Nov. 5 at 11:46 a.m.)

East Palo Alto man shot in leg A man was shot in the leg in East Palo Alto Saturday night, Nov. 3. Officers responded around 7:45 p.m. to reports of shots fired near the intersection of Gonzaga Street and Notre Dame Avenue, police said. (Posted Nov. 4 at 7:41 p.m.)

Stanford police seek man who grabbed student The Stanford Department of Public Safety is searching for a man who reportedly assaulted a female student on the Stanford University campus Tuesday night, Oct. 30. (Posted Nov. 3 at 8:48 a.m.)

Four injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting Four people were hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Friday night, Nov. 2, in Menlo Park, and one victim is in critical condition, according to police. (Posted Nov. 3 at 8:36 a.m.)

EPA police receive $300,000 anti-gunfire grant A new project to reduce gun violence in East Palo Alto has received a $300,000 “Smart Policing Initiative” grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. (Posted Nov. 2 at 11:49 a.m.)

Correction The Nov. 2 story about Palo Alto’s and Mountain View’s political contributions stated the wrong amount for Stewart Koch’s contribution to Proposition 32. He contributed $2,500. The article also mistakenly stated, per information from the California Secretary of State’s Office, that Tench Coxe works for Versant Ventures. Instead, he works for Sutter Hill Ventures. We regret the errors. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-223-6514, jdong@paweekly.com or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.


Upfront

CityView A round-up of

Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Nov. 5)

Retail: The council voted to direct staff to consider zoning changes that would protect retail on the Emerson Street block between Hamilton and Forest avenues. Yes: Burt, Espinosa, Holman, Klein, Price, Scharff, Schmid, Yeh No: Shepherd Rail: The council heard a status update about Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed high-speed-rail project. Action: None

Utilities Advisory Commission (Nov. 7)

Gas rates: The commission voted to reduce gas rates for all customers by 2.5 percent per therm in January. Yes: Chang, Cook, Foster, Hall, Melton, Waldfogel Absent: Eglash Proposition 218: The commission heard a presentation from the city attorney about Proposition 218 and its implication for the Utilities Department and ratepayers. Action: None

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Paul Morrison Wythes Paul Morrison Wythes was born on June 23, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey, to Marion and William Wythes. He was the youngest of three boys, all of whom were raised in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Paul graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1951 and matriculated to Princeton University that fall. He graduated from Princeton in 1955 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation, he entered the Navy where he served as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy Supply Corps stationed at Clarksville Base in Tennessee. Following two years in the Navy, Paul graduated from Stanford Business School in 1959 and took a job in San Francisco with Minneapolis Honeywell. While living in San Francisco, Paul met Marcia Reed and the two were married in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They spent several years in San Francisco before moving to Fullerton, California where Paul took a job with Beckman Instruments. While in Fullerton, their first child Jennifer was born in 1964. That same year Paul was offered the opportunity to start a venture capital firm in Palo Alto, California. Sutter Hill Ventures would become one of Silicon Valley’s first venture capital firms. Their second child, Paul Jr. was born in 1967 and their third child Linda was born in 1970. Paul spent the next 48 years in venture capital with Sutter Hill Ventures, leading investments in a number of companies, including Tellabs, Xidex, Linear Technology, Qume and Ameri-

Group. In addition to his venture capital work, Paul served on the Board of Trustees at Princeton University for 14 years, culminating as ViceChairman of the Board. Paul won the National Venture Capital Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the U.S. Naval Supply Corps Distinguished Alumnus Award and accepted the Dow Jones Equity Hall of Fame Award given to Sutter Hill as the Outstanding Venture Capital Firm for 2006. He was president and director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists, spent 12 years as an Overseer Board member of the Hoover Institution at Stanford and a 22-year board member of the T. Rowe Price Mutual Fund Complex in Baltimore, Maryland. Paul was also a board member of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. In his spare time, Paul was an avid baseball fan and served as a minority owner of the San Francisco Giants baseball organization. He enjoyed playing golf and spent his retirement traveling the world with Marcia. Paul is survived by his wife, his three children, daughter-in-law Mai Mai Wythes, son-in-law John Knoll, and eight grandchildren, Maggie, Reed and Whit Vettel, Alexandra and Thomas Wythes and Henry, Charlie and Ellie Knoll. A memorial service will be held at The Menlo Park Presbyterian Church on November 13, 2012 at 3pm. Donations may be made to Eastside College Preparatory School, 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. PA I D

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Carly Ianson Carly Ianson, a longtime former resident of Menlo Park, died Oct. 27 with her family by her side after a prolonged battle with lupus. While in high school she actively supported and participated in community programs sponsored by the Menlo Park Fire District, including the Christmas toy drive, Christmas Bear Tree for Stanford Children’s Hospital, annual Easter-egg hunt and Fire Prevention Week Open House. She considered the firefighters in Menlo Park her extended family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Ianson. She is survived by her father, Rexford Ianson, and his wife, Cece; aunts, Janet Bechtold (George), Karen Skogstrom (Michael) and Laurie Fleck (David); uncle, Edward Finney Jr.; and many cousins. She attended Nativity School in Menlo Park and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Belmont, Calif. She went on to attend the University of Portland in Portland, Ore. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak

Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Memorial donations may be made to the local Humane Society.

Michael Murphy Longtime Menlo Park resident Michael Murphy, originally from County Cork, Ireland, died Monday morning, Nov. 5. He was 86. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan King Murphy; sisters, Kathleen Briscoe and Eileen Godsil; children, Sean Murphy, Tim Murphy and Siobhan Murphy; as well as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews and a large extended family. He retired as a longtime employee of Taylor Properties, working in real estate. A funeral mass will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at noon at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. A viewing and rosary will take place Sunday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. at Roller Hapgood and Tinney Funeral Home, 980 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canyon House through the Canyon House Employee Fund, P.O. Box 1120, Palo Alto, CA 94302.

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Edith Vongehr Bridges Edith Vongehr Bridges had a flair for life, as she raised a brood of children, volunteered widely and befriended hundreds of strangers in the Bay Area and on trips abroad. Edie was born in Hankow, China, in 1920, the second and final daughter of a German-American businessman. She moved to the United States in the late 1930s to attend Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she majored in music. Edie moved to Menlo Park after World War II with her newlywed husband Richard Bridges, and they bought a house in Palo Alto in 1956. She was at her Palo Alto home when she died on Nov. 4, surrounded by family and friends. She was 91. Music played a central role in Edies’ life. She played folk songs on the guitar with friends, sang in the choir at Holy Trinity Church in Menlo Park and got each of her seven children to play an instrument while growing up. Her children are: Steve (of Watsonville), Chris (of San Luis Obispo), Beverly (of Santa Cruz), Lorna (of Santa Barbara), Hilary (of Santa Cruz), Alison (of Elk Grove) and Tyler (of New Orleans, La.). All graduated from Palo Alto High School. Edie has 12 grandchildren and three

great-grandchildren. Her husband for the past 25 years has been David Cone, who taught physics at Los Altos High School. Their favorite activities: attending local classical music concerts, traveling to France and enjoying a late afternoon drink with cheese (she liked a Manhattan). Edie was a secretary at Stanford Hospital and Stanford’s Memorial Church during the 1970s and 1980s. Volunteering with local community groups also was central to her life. She read stories at the Palo Alto Children’s Library, staffed the information desk at Stanford Hospital, served as a docent at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center and was active with the Gamble Garden. She also delivered Meals on Wheels for Peninsula Volunteers and recruited new members for the group. A memorial service will be held for her at Holy Trinity (330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a reception at the Peninsula Volunteers’ Little House (800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, behind the tennis courts). Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity and Peninsula Volunteers. PA I D

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Leanne G. King Leanne Gail King passed unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep on October 19. Born August 18,1959, she grew up in Palo Alto where she graduated from Cubberly High, participating in gymnastics and drama. She resided in Castro Valley for 25 years, where she attended Neighborhood Church, and was a community volunteer in the PTA and for her kids sports teams She loved the outdoors, beaches, walking, exercising, and being a super mom, wife, daughter, sister and aunt. She was a valued employee at Sears Holding Apparel in San Francisco. She is survived by her husband Buford, daughter, Lauren, sons, Barron and Bryan, and father Bill Lipp. She joins her 3 siblings, Julie Kohls, Barbara Smith, Bill Lipp Jr., her mother and stepdad Carol and Earl Robertson. Service was held at the Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley on Nov. 3. A fund for the family has been set up by the church. Make checks payable to The Neighborhood Church of Castro Valley with the King Family in the memo PA I D

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POLICE CALLS Palo Alto Nov. 1-6 Violence related Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Counterfeiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Vehicle related Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .5 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .1 Municipal code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Menlo Park Nov. 1-6 Violence related Assault w/deadly weapon. . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Residential burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle related Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .7 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .9

Vehicle tampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Alcohol or drug related Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 CPS referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Info. case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Medical call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Resisting arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Stalking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Violation of court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Atherton Nov. 1-6 Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Theft related Credit card forgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vehicle related Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Parking/driving violation . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Suspicious vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .5 Vehicle code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Alcohol or drug related Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Danger to self/others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Juvenile problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Medical aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .4 Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Town ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

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Virginia Marovich Oct. 19, 1923-Oct. 20, 2012 Marovich, Virginia (nee Brown) died peacefully at home on Oct. 20, 2012, in Palo Alto, Calif. She was born on Oct. 19, 1923, in Los Angeles, Calif. Predeceased by her daughter, Susan in 1948; husband, Ray in 1986; and grandson, TJ (Thomas Jr.) in 2009; Virginia is survived by her children: Thomas Sr., Richard and Teresa; and grandchildren: Christina, Sherry, Alex and Mallory. Virginia and Ray were married in 1947 and resided in Broadmoor Village, Colma, Calif. They moved to Palo Alto in 1952. After the children were in school, Virginia went to work at Stanford Hospital as a Nursing Assistant and LVN, on neurology and orthopedic wards at the time of the first open heart surgery and during the development of total hip, total knee and shoulder replacement surgeries. Virginia graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Academy (Inglewood) in 1941 and Mount Saint

Mary College (Los Angeles, Calif.) in 1946 and interned at St. John’s Hospital as a laboratory technician. Virginia enjoyed tennis, golf and bowling and was an avid fan of professional sports (especially the San Francisco Giants). She served her church as president of the Ladies Guild and was active in the Renew Program and Just Faith. Her spiritual life was deepened by several pilgrimages to Lourdes, Medjugorje and shrines to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She read avidly, and enjoyed crosswords, gardening and bridge. Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Palo Alto, with a rosary at 11 a.m. and memorial service at 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception at the parish hall. Donations can be made to http://www. doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/tributes/ form_print.cfm PA I D

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Editorial Remembering Gary Fazzino Community mourns the loss of one of its most respected, passionate and longest-engaged civic leaders

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he death of longtime Palo Alto leader Gary Fazzino leaves a hole in the fabric of the Palo Alto community, the high-tech world and the region. Fazzino succumbed last week to multiple myeloma, a blood-plasma cancer initially diagnosed in early 2010. Hundreds of elected officials, community and business leaders, family and friends came together yesterday at a memorial service to celebrate his life and achievements and to share memories of a man devoted to his family and community and the people that make it so special. More than anything, the tributes and stories reflect Fazzino's love of working with people to accomplish good, his sense of fairness, and a warmth and humor that were more obvious in his private than public life. With 18 years of service on the City Council and active community service for more than 40 years, since his days at Palo Alto High School in the late '60s. Fazzino created a legacy matched by few, if any, individuals over the century-plus since Palo Alto's founding in 1894. His love and knowledge of local history were widely recognized, matched only by his commitment to good government. Even those who disagreed with his political views and council decisions felt he had listened to them and felt mutual respect. Although the consummate "insider" in Palo Alto politics, he was also a strong believer in the importance of average citizens' initiatives in addressing problems or issues, and in recognizing that Palo Alto's strength comes from its diversity of ideas and backgrounds. He loved finding, encouraging and recognizing the unsung heroes doing good work in the community. When state Sen. Joe Simitian met Fazzino at Paly in 1967, their shared interest in politics and public service created a bond that made them best friends ever since, in spite of Fazzino being a Republican and Simitian a Democrat. (Fazzino quietly switched his registration to Democrat more than a decade ago as the Republican party moved increasingly to the right.) Simitian described Fazzino as a "wonderfully complicated guy, with wide-ranging interests, from his religious studies at Stanford to his deep interest in public policy-making and politics. He had a wonderful mix of old-school values and 21st-century aspirations. He spent his career in the tech world, dealing with business around the world, but Palo Alto was his home, first and last." Fazzino became a fixture in local politics while a student at Stanford when he took on the job of hosting the live coverage of City Council meetings for the student radio station, KZSU. He became more knowledgeable on city issues than some council members. After a struggle with indecision, Fazzino ran for and was elected to the City Council in 1977, at age 24 – tying an earlier councilman as the youngest member. He served until an out-of-town job transfer to Seattle forced him to resign in 1983. Six years later, back in Palo Alto, he was elected to a second council stint in 1989, which lasted until he was termed out in 2001 – also an extremely busy time in his government-affairs career at Hewlett Packard. As a council member and more recently, Fazzino advocated shifting the council to a directly elected "strong mayor" system because of Palo Alto's complexity – it never caught on. Over the years, his interest in Palo Alto history deepened, and he became known as Palo Alto's "unofficial historian," complementing official historian Steve Staiger of the Palo Alto Library. He was especially proud of this recognition. He collaborated with former Weekly editor Jay Thorwaldson on the political history chapter included in Ward Winslow's Palo Alto Centennial Book, published in 1994 by the Palo Alto Historical Association. Recently he had been working with Thorwaldson on a new history of City Council elections dating back to 1894. Work is continuing on the lengthy, detailed project, to be published in Fazzino's memory. Despite his public visibility, Fazzino had a private side that he guarded carefully, one where he kept his inner humor and a sensitivity to his public image. He was deeply offended in early 2010 when a local newspaper incorrectly reported on its front page that he was "near death" following his multiple myeloma diagnosis. Surgery for a painful back condition, possibly cancer-related, and other cancer treatment helped him enter an extended period of relative good health until late summer. As the many comments posted on Palo Alto Online show, Fazzino had an astounding range of relationships and involvements. It was through that web of relationships that he made such an impact on Palo Alto and the region. He was one of those rare individuals who could operate in both his public and high-tech-professional roles and also be a trusted friend to scores of persons. He was deeper and more thoughtful about life than many realized. Most of all he had a great love for his community, his family and, good, well-meaning government. Thank you Gary, for the many gifts you have given to our community.

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Collect compostables Editor, I’m 100 percent in favor of compostables being picked up along with yard wastes – what an immense reduction to the landfill! As to whether remaining garbage is collected less frequently or instead included with recyclables, I have no preference – whatever makes the most sense economically for the city is fine with me. Andy Robin Walnut Drive Palo Alto

Remembering McGovern Editor, All of us who worked for George McGovern in the 1972 Presidential race feel a strong tie to this man. He offered us, and all the world, the choice of a genuine leader. In our case he offered the chance to quit my aerospace job, with my wife going back to work. I found volunteer work managing the McGovern office on Birch Street. We had a good mix of people dedicated to a peaceful government, ages ranging from 14 to 90. The best memory is of a cab driver, who would double park daily so he could drop a dollar bill in the contribution can. Well, all of us can enjoy the fact that we won every precinct in Palo Alto except one. Let’s hope we have such a favorable national vote this November. Paul F. Garrett California Avenue Palo Alto

Antenna woes Editor, AT&T contractors recently installed a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) cell antenna and equipment on the telephone pole next to my property line. This days-long installation was very stressful for me and left me with damaged landscaping. The Street Work Permits issued by the city to contractors contain clauses that were ignored by the workers, even after complaints were made to city inspectors. The workers disregarded the permit section, which stated “landscaping that is disturbed shall be restored to its original condition.” We were not given the required 72-hour notice prior to the start of work. My driveway was blocked for the better part of the day with virtually no prior notification, another violation of the work permit. The permit could have been revoked for violations, but it was not. Whatever the purpose of the permit, it did not protect residents from the lack of consideration by the contractors. My neighbor and I now have to live with the constant noise emitted 24/7 by the equipment installed by AT&T contractors. Who is going to

ensure the equipment is operating within the mandated guidelines? This installation is part of the first phase involving 20 telephone poles in the city. There are, I believe, a total of 98 to be installed before AT&T has the number it needs. Residents should be forewarned. Eleanor Bassler Louis Road Palo Alto

City-zens United? Editor, So, the Palo Alto Weekly reports our City Council is considering giving support to the Citizens United efforts to void the voting clout of corporations, who are considered to be people for voting rights. Well then, are cities, and city councils, people? Or, do we as citizens have the right to make the determination of where our money is spent? Do I have a vote in this arena? ‘Tis a puzzlement – but I want the vote! Chuck Atchison Lincoln Avenue Palo Alto

Students wrote editorial Editor, The recent comments in the Town Square Forum about The Oracle’s editorial endorsing school board members has prompted me to write,

not on my behalf, but on my students’. I understand that my visible role on campus, which was inaccurately characterized by “Student Advocate,” may have implications for my journalism program, but it is important to point out that when it comes to The Oracle, a student-run newspaper, the students’ voices take front and center. My editor-in-chief, who is also the school board representative for Gunn, put a lot of thought into implementing and running a fair process for this editorial, one that would recognize the views of all students on staff and take into consideration the complications a ranking system among three candidates creates. He invited the candidates to an on-campus forum during our class time, where students were able to ask questions about what mattered most to them, listen to the candidates’ answers and then submit their votes and comments on who they thought would best support their interests. All of this was clearly spelled out and printed alongside the editorial so that readers could understand the considerable thought and process involved. The Oracle students are thoughtful journalists who based their opinions on what mattered to them, and to state that they are all “echoing” my views is an insult to them. Kristy Blackburn Adviser, The Oracle

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On Deadline Arrillaga project is just latest of mega-projects proposed for Palo Alto by Jay Thorwaldson eveloper John Arrillaga’s multifaceted proposal for four towers at the west end of University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto is actually the latest mega-project that for more than a half century has stirred up concern and controversy. In this case, expected to reach the City Council in the next few weeks, the proposal is to create four office towers, the largest about 160 feet. They would literally tower above Palo Alto’s longtime 50-foot height limit. The project would have significant community benefits, including a long-desired new theater building that would provide a base for Palo Alto’s homegrown TheatreWorks company. But there’s a shadow over “public benefits” under Planned Community (PC) projects, with a sad history of the city failing to enforce (or even monitor) such promised benefits in exchange for added size or change of use. The plan – and a separate Arrillaga proposal immediately north of Palo Alto in Menlo Park for a large medical-office project on former cardealerships – are on Stanford University land, and would be given to Stanford by Arrillaga. The gifts would be the latest of many millions of dollars he has given Stanford, from sports facilities to an alumni center and even a new stadium, not counting straight millions in gifts. But the overriding issue raised by this project is density, including traffic and a general overload of jobs in a constricted area.

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Density and traffic issues have dominated city politics since the 1950s, when an alignment of need by both Palo Alto and Stanford due to shaky revenues prompted creation of the Stanford Industrial Park (now morphed into the Stanford Research Park) and the Stanford Shopping Center. Growth concerns were fanned by huge proposals for the former Mackay radio towers site (later AT&T towers) east of Bayshore Freeway near Embarcadero Road, for Palo Alto’s El Camino Ball Park (on Stanford land) and on other sites (such as a proposal to develop a former drive-intheater property, now Greer Park in south Palo Alto). The proposals activated residents living near the sites, including Bob Debs, who became a fiery anti-development organizer under what later became known as the “residentialist” resistance after he was elected to the City Council in 1961. In the late 1950s, focus shifted to traffic with the proposal to build an underpass at Oregon Avenue (then a two-lane cross-town arterial). Jean Slocum and others said it would set the stage for a later expressway that would feed growth on Stanford land and split Palo Alto. That expressway surfaced in the early 1960s as a Santa Clara County plan for an “Oregon Expressway.” After a hard-fought campaign, a modified expressway plan was narrowly approved in a citywide vote. But the campaign unified those previously concerned about proposals near their homes. There was also intense concern about preserving city parkland – triggered explicitly by the El Camino Ball Park high-rise proposal. Former Councilwoman Enid Pearson’s 1965 Park Dedication initiative followed a council refusal to dedicate

parklands. And it swept Pearson and retired state Sen. Byron Sher into office. In 1966, as a 26-year-old reporter for the erstwhile Palo Alto Times, I was thrown into the maelstrom of Palo Alto politics. A main feature was a famous 7-to-6 split of the 13-member City Council (reduced from 15 on the way to the present nine-member council). The 7-to-6 voting pattern extended even to approval of minutes and merger of unfinished agendas, and council business slowed bitterly to a near halt. A near fistfight between Debs and Councilman Bob Cooley, both now deceased, prompted a Times’ editorial calling for an all-council or “recall” election. But the growth issues remained. They even spread to Palo Alto’s vast, mostly undeveloped, foothills region, stretching up to Skyline Boulevard. One plan would have added homes for up to 50,000 persons, essentially doubling Palo Alto’s population. Utilities were even run up the winding Page Mill Road to serve the housing – the marks of pavement cutting for the water, electric, gas and sewer lines are still visible in sections of the road. City leaders rejected a plan for a 1,776-home development in the lower foothills. Not long after I was assigned to cover Palo Alto city news, I met developer Ryland Kelley when he made a presentation to city leaders atop the then-new high-rise Palo Alto Office Center. Facing east, with an easel-pad beside him, he swept his arm over the downtown area spread out before the modest-size audience. He outlined a vision of a row of high rises (by Palo Alto standards) down University Avenue. There would be retail (stores and restaurants) on the ground floors and offices above, he explained. There would be an outer ring of high-rise

housing, whose residents could work in the commercial buildings and support the retail. Reaction was intense, and the vision faded into the sunset – as the concept of a “human-scale” downtown became a community theme. A proposal for a “Webster House” high-rise retirement center, a twin to Channing House, was rejected. In the 1970s, the density and scale of projects continued as a source of community dissension. A proposed high-rise “hospital of the future” between Channing and Homer avenues was defeated by voters in 1970. A proposal to build twin high-rise buildings along Bryant Street just north of University, by developer (and later mayor) Scott Carey was dubbed “Superblock” and became the political debut of former Councilman Dick Rosenbaum as it went down to defeat. A campaign image showed a huge “white elephant” buried below ground with its legs sticking up as the office towers. Legacies of the density battles include the 50foot height limit and a continuing sensitivity to traffic impacts. But even some supporters of the height limit – such as former Councilman Le Levy – may not be rigid about it. The tall towers of a new Stanford Hospital and Medical Center seem to be one such exception. But others consider the limit a sacred protection. Council members so far have indicated cautious interest in the Arrillaga project, largely because of the benefits included in it. But those who know Palo Alto history are aware of the decades of concern about the issues it raises.N Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at jthorwaldson@paweekly. com with a copy to jaythor@well.com. He also writes blogs at www.PaloAltoOnline.com (below Town Square).

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“What are your plans for Veterans Day weekend?” Asked on California Avenue, Palo Alto. Interviews and photographs by Lisa Kellman.

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Retired Nathan Way, Palo Alto “I’m going to the opera Friday. I hope there is an Obama victory party.”

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Chiropractor Park Boulevard, Palo Alto “I’m working. No plans during the weekend.”

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IT Sierra Vista Avenue, Mountain View “I’m into soccer, so Saturday and Sunday for me is soccer.”

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eland Felton, 95, flipped through a scrapbook Monday of photographs he took during his service in World War II. Young, handsome and bespectacled, Felton, who was a 27-yearold doctor at the time, sent the pictures of daily life to his wife, who remained stateside in Seaside, Calif., and the son who had not yet been born when Felton left for the Pacific Theater. As his ship left the harbor in 1944, he looked back at the shore, Felton recalled. Even 68 years later, his eyes grew moist at the memory of that moment. “You could see the roof of the house where she lived. You don’t know if you’re coming back,” he said. He did not get to see his son until the boy was 2 years old. This Veterans Day, on Nov.12, Felton and veterans living at the Moldaw Residences in Palo Alto will be honored for their military service. They’ll have opportunities to tell their stories of those harrowing wars and enjoy patriotic songs. Each veteran and widow of a vet will receive roses. “Veterans Day is a time to stop and recognize the men and women who have made and continue to make a difference by serving our country. ... We want to show them that they are truly appreciated,” said Gerry Vadnais, executive director of the retirement community

At top: Herm Shapiro in France during the war. He traveled throughout France and Germany as part of general Patton’s 106th Infantry Division. Above: Dr. Leland Felton served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, working in field hospitals in the Philippines and Japan.

Veterans at Moldaw Residences in Palo Alto recall time of service when the world seemed at its end by Sue Dremann on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Sitting in a comfortably decorated apartment, Felton and Herm Shapiro, 89, another World War II veteran, recently took time away from their busy family lives to discuss their military service. Both men are veterans of World War II. Felton was born in San Francisco. His father owned a series of businesses with varying degrees of success: a fruit farm in the East Bay, then a grocery store, a market

and a liquor store in San Francisco, he said. He attended the city’s schools, including Lowell High School and University of California, San Francisco Medical School. It was the Great Depression, and he signed up for a U.S. Army military course. The military had offered an extra $5 to $6 a month to medical students, which was eagerly accepted during those dire times, he said. After completing his medical studies, he was sent off to war.

He worked in field hospitals in the Philippines and Japan, which looked much like the MASH unit seen on the television series, he said. He was in the army from 1944 and stayed after the occupation of Japan into 1946. The photographs he sent home are personal, and they reflect a physician’s interest in humanity: families huddled in hut doorways, water buffalo, farmers tending to vegetable fields. Felton and his army buddies stand shirtless, pipes

jauntily dangling from their lips. There’s an insider’s view of the officers’ club and photographs of the rubble at Nagasaki and Hiroshima (Felton was stationed at both). There is a picture of the valley and hospital where he worked after U.S. troops occupied Japan. Felton ran his finger across the photograph. “It was traumatic to see the devastation of this valley. Everything was devastated, just flattened,” he said. The regular bombing was so intensive the destruction was similar to the atom bomb, he added. The scale of the destruction is hard to imagine. It would be as if one went to San Francisco and looked back on the city from the Golden Gate, and everything was gone, he said. The only remaining building was the hospital where he was assigned. But the war years were not a time or place for reflection on the totality of the devastation, he said. “In those days all we wanted to do was to get home. We fought a war where we knew if we didn’t win, we’d be dead or slaves,” he said. When he arrived on the island of Kyushu after the war ended, he did not know if the Japanese people would be fighting or peaceful. Many civilians were killed during (continued on page 22)

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‘Everybody rushed to the water to grab people. It was a horror. There was debris all over, and the stench was awful.’ — Herm Shapiro, World War II veteran

‘In those days all we wanted to do was to get home. We fought a war where we knew if we didn’t win, we’d be dead or slaves.’ — Leland Felton, World War II veteran children, he said. “At my age, I’ve had a remarkable 95 years. If you find anybody’s life that’s been better, I want to see it,” he said.

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erm Shapiro, 89, was just as handsome as Felton, with a shock of dark hair, his old photographs show. And he usually had a pretty woman on his arm. He was 18 years old when he

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the war, he said. But he did not see one instance of violence. “There were no problems of any kind with the local people,” he said. Still, he stayed close to headquarters, especially at night. “You never knew if someone was going to stick a knife in your back,” he said. Felton is a no-nonsense kind of guy. And his ire rose when he thought about young veterans returning from war today. They have brain injuries; they are limbless. Most of these soldiers did not survive during World War II, he said. “All the wounded,” he said, as a pained look spread across his features. He made a gesture like a knife stabbing at his gut to express his emotions. “It’s coming out of here,” he said. But Felton’s eyes lightened when he talked about his return to the United States. After the war, he received advanced training in radiology and had practices in New York and Philadelphia. He had a successful medical practice, a long marriage and a couple of kids who didn’t get into trouble. He has wonderful grandchildren and great grand-

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was called to action in 1942. “I didn’t even know how to tie my tie properly,” he said. Proudly independent, he shrugged off an attempt by Moldaw’s marketing assistant, Naazmin Khan, to help him from his wheelchair to a sofa. “Keep your hands off unless you want to make love,” he quipped. Shapiro’s army career was not the usual, he said. Early on, he received a battle ribbon even though he had

not yet seen any action. “I was stationed in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, and it was considered foreign soil,” he said. He was in what was called “repo depo,” an army detachment employed in rear-echelon support, bouncing around the United States at first doing whatever role was required. He then joined General George Patton’s 106th Infantry Division, where he continued his role taking on one task after another, but he did not see combat, he said. “I don’t think I ever shot anyone, and I don’t think anyone ever shot at me,” he said. But he did experience the horrors of war. In France, the 106th was badly shot up, and Shapiro was sent to a port city to wait for replacements. In the dark while standing on the docks, he saw a German U boat torpedo the incoming replacement ship while the soldiers were still on board. Then it torpedoed a second replacement ship. “Everybody rushed to the water to grab people. It was a horror. There was debris all over, and the stench was awful,” he said. He boarded a rowboat and with other men pulled the wounded from the water. They used anything they could find including grappling hooks, he said. But he also had experiences that he remembers with humor.

Ordered to enter a town to make sure it was secure, he and five men searched for snipers, who were usually perched in church bell towers. But the town was empty. One of the men suggested they leave and report back to base. “Report, hell,” Shapiro recalled he said. “Let’s get some booze and broads.” He and his mates managed to avoid a trip to the brig. As the war ended, they turned a three-day pass in Brussels into 13 days, he said. When they returned to the compound, they brought a case of brandy. The captain was hollering, but they were only confined to quarters for a week. The captain kept the booze, he said. Shapiro openly refused orders once, when he was to be sent to Bavaria after the war. “I said, ‘No,’” he recalled, telling the officer that he is Jewish and did not want to see what was done to the people there. But he did go to Bavaria and all around Germany offering soldiers a program of benefits if they stayed as part of the occupying force. The three-week program training he received was intensive, but he learned how to keep soldiers’ attention while delivering his lectures, he said. (continued on page 24)


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Clockwise, from above: Soldiers climb on and inspect piles of captured Japanese planes during World War II; U.S. Army soldiers salute in the Philippines; Troops arrive in the Philippines.

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This photo taken by Leland Felton shows the destruction caused by the atomic bomb over Nagasaki during World War II. Intensive incendiary bombing caused destruction on a similar scale.

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Herm Shapiro poses in his Army uniform with a friend during his service in World War II.

Veterans (continued from page 22) “There was a captain with a big window shade behind him, and during the three-hour lecture to keep people attentive he’d raise the shade a little. At first you saw a woman’s shoe. As he talked, he raised it a bit,” Shapiro said, gesturing the shade’s incremental rise. The 40 men gave rapt attention to the captain’s every word.

“They all wanted to see that naked woman,” he said. Shapiro was born in New York’s Lower East Side. He was the son of an immigrant who arrived on American soil with 16 cents in his pocket. He later moved with his family to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has been married to his wife, Dorothy, for 66 years. They met in upstate New York’s Borscht Belt on Memorial Day weekend shortly after the war, when he intentionally struck her in the back with a basketball to get her attention, he said. The couple has three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Shapiro and his wife don’t focus on life’s harsh realities. They don’t read depressing articles or nonfiction. They are big fans of mysteries and thrillers. “We are escapists,” he said. And he doesn’t become mired in the past. “I believe when you get up in the morning and you look in the mirror, you have to ask yourself what new thing are you going to learn that day,” he said. To the younger generation, he would say: Nothing in life is free. “You have to work for it,” he said. He reflected on what is of value in life. “Be a mensch, and you’ll be respected and loved,” he said. Mensch is the Yiddish word for being a good person, he and Felton explained. “The good involves your entire life,” Felton said. The war he and veterans fought to preserve a good, free life is something of which he is proud, he said. “We live in a wonderful nation. It has given me and my family a wonderful life. We’ve had tremendous advantages, and we’ve been successful,” he said. And although the nation faces some hard challenges today with its economic woes, Felton and Shapiro said they are hopeful for the country’s great potential. The same spirit that carried them through the burden and trauma of war still beats in their hearts. “In spite of what you might think, there’s a tremendous

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Herm Shapiro and his wife, Dorothy, will soon celebrate their 66th anniversary and now live in the Moldaw Residences in Palo Alto. future for our country,” Felton said. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@ paweekly.com.

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by Pierre Bienaimé uring their first rehearsal of November, student musicians in the El Camino Youth Symphony shuffled with their instruments to join their respective sections, where they were each passed sheet music to Carl Maria von Weber’s “Euryanthe” overture. It was the students’ first time seeing their instrumental parts, but for the next three hours they would run through them together with hardly an error. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Palo Alto-based symphony, five decades of working toward achieving artistry beyond sightreading alone. Under the direction of Camilla Kolchinsky, the group is now concentrating on readying for various performances later this fall. “We’re one amongst several youth orchestratype organizations in the Bay Area. We’re one of the largest, and we’re definitely considered to be in the top echelon in terms of artistic achieve-

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ment,” said Cathy Spieth, the executive director. The symphony’s 500 students — who come from about 120 schools across the Bay Area — are grouped by talent rather than age. Its youngest students are in the first grade, and many play in ECYS through high school. William Galbraith — a violinist raised in Menlo Park, who started off with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra in his high school years — founded the symphony in 1963 with a clear mission: providing young musicians the opportunity of performing a professional repertoire. This concert season, the organization celebrates its 50th birthday with what Spieth calls “signature favorites down through the years,” pieces that “resound with the students and audience, and are a great joy to perform.” Senior Symphony Orchestra, ECYS’ most advanced orchestra of its five orchestras and four ensembles, gathers every Sunday afternoon at Cubberley Community Center in

Palo Alto. Most of its students also play in their schools’ groups. When it comes to that, “we clear the way,” Spieth said. “If there are any conflicts, we make it very clear to our families that school comes first ... and we’ve done our best to get that message to the schools.” ECYS’ core mission of playing a strictly professional repertoire differs from that of most schools. Often the relationship is symbiotic: Students first pick up their instruments under the auspices of their schools, while the symphony strengthens the schools’ leading performers. And while orchestral music is the sole object of study, many students put their break time to good use, completing reading assignments or showing their bents for different genres of music. At a recent rehearsal, one clarinetist keeps a saxophone to practice jazz runs during downtime, while trumpet players project the theme to “The Lord of the Rings” in unison. Coming up on the ECYS calendar is a Nov. 17 Palo Alto performance by Sinfonietta, the second-most-advanced orchestra. Two young solo-

ists will be featured: clarinetist Alex Chang, and a cellist with an unusual background: Bennet Huang, who is also a competitive gymnast. Currently in eighth grade at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, Bennet also takes part in gymnastics at a level that has earned him places on the National Gymnastics Development team in 2010 and 2012. He says he hopes to continue competing in college, and to make the Olympic team. “Bennet is extremely talented and very musical, with innate leadership skills. Not only is he gifted, but he exemplifies the best characteristics of any team (orchestra) member: dedication, responsibility, a genuine love of music, and generosity. He is also a lot of fun, and during breaks, if you hear laughter, it is most likely coming from friends surrounding Bennet,” Spieth said. As for Bennet himself, he said that ECYS is “really fun.” He added: “It’s a good way to experience chamber music, playing together with other instruments. My older brother did violin. I did piano for a little bit and didn’t really like that. Then I saw

a cello and thought, ‘Why not try that?’” Asked if he had to pick between music or gymnastics, Bennet hesitated. “I have been asked that before. But I wouldn’t really answer that. I’d keep both!” In his spare time, he enjoys classic board games and reading. At the Nov. 17 concert, Bennet is scheduled to solo in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, Movement 1, with Alex soloing in Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Movement 3. Meanwhile, the ECYS Senior Symphony is preparing to perform its holiday concert on Dec. 9 at the California Theatre in San Jose. Besides featuring Weber’s “Euryanthe” overture, the program will also include music by Debussy, Barber and Vieuxtemps. ECYS has not gone through its 50 years unchanged. For Spieth, the anniversary occasioned research into the group’s story and evolution. “In the ‘70s and ‘80s, the orchestra shifted a little bit toward a more casual attitude,” she said. “In the mid’90s the board of directors decided that it was time to focus on the origi-

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nal mission of the organization, and brought on Dr. Kolchinsky. There’s been a really successful return to the mission of offering excellence both in music education and performance.” Kolchinsky’s tenure has also seen a rise in enrollment: 500 students, up from 200. “Over the last 15 years or so, the orchestra’s been composed of mainly Asian-American students whose families place a high value on education including arts and culture,” Spieth said. “If it were not for their value system, perhaps we wouldn’t still be here.” To observe that diversity, the organization will put on its second annual Lunar New Year Concert next February, complete with festivities, a dragon dance and solo performances at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Yet the organization’s future is not assured, Spieth said. “We used to receive significant funding from the state of California, and that has greatly diminished over the past eight years down to a trickle. We don’t want to step away from the quality of the program, and we haven’t. But every year it costs more to do the same thing,” she said. Last season, ECYS closed its books with a balanced budget. Funds consist of “about 60 percent earned income: tuition. We generally raise it about 10 percent every two years. Forty percent is contributed income: grants and fund drives,” she said. Much of that money goes towards renting practice spaces at Cubberley Community Center and public schools. Some is redirected to a financial-aid fund for students. “We don’t want to turn away any student,” Spieth said. Every two years, students and staff embark on an international tour. Next summer, the destination is central Europe. Students return with performance experience, though sightseeing is also very much in order. Other opportunities for students to bond include a season-starting retreat in August, with both rehearsal and social time. During the year, ECYS also hosts luncheons and receptions to help parents network and make friends. For those students who continue to grow in their musicianship, there are steps beyond ECYS, including the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, a pre-professional training program for students of up to 21 years. “We’re really excited when our kids graduate from ECYS into San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. If they get in it’s a big deal,” Spieth said. Those young musicians also continue a long tradition of ECYS alumni who have gone on to play at their college and beyond. The group’s very first concertmaster, Robert Galbraith, now plays with the San Francisco Ballet orchestra. N Info: ECYS’ Sinfonietta Orchestra is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, conducted by Camilla Kolchinsky. The Senior Symphony plays its holiday concert at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the California Theatre at 345 S. First St. in San Jose. Tickets for each concert are $8/$15. For details, go to ecys.org or call 650-213-7111.


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THEATER REVIEW uptight, wealthy parents (Ron Talbot and Beverley Griffith). She tries to hide her familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quirks but, as you might expect, the inevitable meeting does not go swimmingly. In fact, it ends with a literal bang. Will young love triumph over this clash of family values? Hint: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a screwball comedy, not â&#x20AC;&#x153;Romeo and Juliet.â&#x20AC;? The set design by Patrick Klein is wonderful. The entire three acts take place within the confines of the family living room. Luckily Klein has provided delightful eye candy in the form of colorful portraits and other paintings hung several columns high, objets dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;art and fun gizmos and toys including skulls and musical instruments, plus a cozy hodgepodge of furniture. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly the kind of home in which I can happily spend hours soaking up the atmosphere. I also adored the costumes by Mary Cravens, whose period clothing nicely reflects the personalities of the various characters in color, style and fabric. The pre-show and intermission music coming from the direction of the old radio are nice touches, although a few tunes seem anachronistic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Take It With Youâ&#x20AC;? is the kind of play that invites hammy acting, and the actors in this production more or less comply. On opening night, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delivery was stilted at times, and Goulart affected a singsong voice for her Alice, who should be the most relatable one but ended up seeming a spoiled brat. On the whole, though, the offbeat characters and the actors playing them come across as likeable and charming â&#x20AC;&#x201D; except perhaps Essie and Ed, who come off as unrealistically ditzy at times. Though the Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; press release promised over-the-top hilarity, the show is more goofily pleasurable than laugh-outloud. The conflict between the kooky Sycamores and staid Kirbys is funny but not uproarious, as both sides appear to the modern viewer as nice, and not all that outrageous. This makes Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anxiety feel overblown (though, granted, explosions and jail time are involved, so she might have been right to worry after all). Perhaps back in 1936 the juxtaposition of two such families was more scandalous. Certainly the meeting between prospective in-laws has always been and will always be nerve-wracking, no matter the parties involved. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to argue with the optimistic, if clichĂŠd, lesson Grandpa offers the workaholic Mr. Kirby, that the pursuit of happiness is infinitely more worthwhile than the pursuit of money. However, coming from a family in which no one needs to work, is supported by property income and tax-dodging and that can even afford a servant, the smug message may rub some the wrong way. But when the family and friends crowd round their table to say grace with humble thankfulness, the sentiment is genuinely lovely and uplifting. Faults aside, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Take It With Youâ&#x20AC;? has remained popular for decades (and as an Oscar-winning film) because of its warm heart, gentle comedy and positive outlook. Palo Alto Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; production is no exception. N What: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Take It With You,â&#x20AC;? a comedy presented by Palo Alto Players Where: Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto When: Through Nov. 18, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $29, with discounts available for students, seniors and groups. Info: Go to paplayers.org or call 650-329-0891.

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Great gourds Nutritious and attractive, squashes in many colors catch shoppersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eyes by Carol Blitzer

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ong gone are the days when the only squash people could name was zucchini. This fall, farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with winter squashes of many shapes, sizes, stripes and colors. Some are pretty, some are outright grotesque; some make wonderful table decorations. But, according to Jyoti Jain, teacher of ayurvedic cooking classes at Whole Foods, squashes are primo foods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Squash has vitamins, antioxidants, magnesium and fiber. It has very good nutrition value,â&#x20AC;? she said. Trained at the Art of Living Foundation, Jain said that ayurvedic cooking is all about â&#x20AC;&#x153;eating in tune with nature, following the rhythm of nature. ... We consider food as medicine.â&#x20AC;? Jain, who also runs her own catering firm, Spice by the Bay, gets

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a community-supported agriculture box of veggies each week from Full Belly Farm in Guinda (north of Sacramento). â&#x20AC;&#x153;It contains seasonal veggies. They grow about 12 varieties of squashes,â&#x20AC;? she said. But faced with such an array, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a novice squash preparer to do? Choose the little ones, such as Lil Tiger Stripe or the White Mini found at Mollie Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Palo Alto, strictly for decoration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside is not much flesh,â&#x20AC;? Jain said. And avoid most gourds for eating: Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from a more ornamental part of the squash family, she said â&#x20AC;&#x201D; most are good for hollowing out and making into musical instruments or decorative bowls. For eating, a very versatile squash is butternut, which can be used in soups or pies According to Jain, but-

ternut can be substituted for pumpkin and is even better in a pie. Similar are the kabocha and buttercup, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have sweet flavor and no stringiness.â&#x20AC;? If you compare two squashes by size, choose the heavier one, Jain said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The heavier they are, the sweeter,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to reject those with discolored skin. If the skin is thick and hard to peel, Jain suggests softening the squash by popping it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cook completely in about an hour. As an ayurvedic cook, she does not recommend baking it in a microwave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ayurvedic cooking is holistic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; cooking for the mind, body and spirit,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are what (continued on page 29)

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you eat and what you digest. It’s important to balance yourself. The best is organic with no pesticides, not processed, seasonal.” After purchase, squashes can be stored in a cool, dry place (even outside) for months, she said, but not in the refrigerator. One of Jain’s favorite squashes is delicata, with a lighter Jyoti Jain flavor, which she finds good roasted with a little olive oil, cut in half, scooped out, placed face down on a cooking sheet and baked for half an hour. You can even eat squash seeds, after cleaning off the fiber, and baking them. Jain grew up in Mumbai, India, and came to the United States in

What: Global Vegetarian Dessert Table Cooking Class When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12 Where: Whole Foods Culinary Center, 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos Cost: $40 Info: 650-559-0300 or wholefoodsmarket.com

1992 to study chemistry at Baylor University, where she earned her master’s degree. After marrying, she and her husband moved to California where they’ve lived for 24 years. In 1998 she completed an MBA in hospitality and marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. “I was always interested in cooking. I learned at my mother’s feet,” she said. “She was a very patient teacher.” As an adult, she “saw how important it is to eat healthy” and her ayurvedic training reinforced the idea of eating organic fresh fruits and vegetables. But squashes can be much more

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than edible. The turban squash, for example, she calls “nature’s serving bowl. It’s so beautiful to look at.” She suggests hollowing it out a bit before filling with soup or rice. “Cinderella pumpkins make beautiful bowls, too,” she added. In addition to her catering company, cooking classes and volunteer work with the Art of Living Foundation, Jain also sells vegan cookies through Whole Foods Markets. Called ahimsa, the cookies are made of coconut and cardamom, with whole grains. “It’s my way of giving back to the community. A lot of moms don’t have time to make (healthy) snacks,” she added. N Associate Editor Carol Blitzer can be emailed at cblitzer@ paweekly.com.

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(Century 16, Century 20) Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tip for audiences headed for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skyfall,â&#x20AC;? the 50th-anniversary James Bond outing. The code word is â&#x20AC;&#x153;gameâ&#x20AC;? ... as in playful. Indeed, in this 23rd ofďŹ cial Bond ďŹ lm, the most conspicuously repeated word is â&#x20AC;&#x153;game,â&#x20AC;? the most dangerous of which Bond typically is, pursues or plays. Directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Beautyâ&#x20AC;?) and scripted by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skyfallâ&#x20AC;? ďŹ nds Daniel Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bond musing aloud to Judi Denchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s M, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re both played out,â&#x20AC;? and, soon thereafter, once more striding tux-clad into a house of games. Bond plays along as his masters and colleagues subject him to a number of tests, including word association (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;word gameâ&#x20AC;?) and a coy, impromptu Rorschach test in an art gallery. The ďŹ lmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most satisfying scenes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; arguably more memorable than the spectacularly sporting action â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are the multiple rounds of verbal jousting: between Bond and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mâ&#x20AC;?; Bond and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Qâ&#x20AC;? (series newcomer Ben Whishaw); Bond and fellow agent Eve (a snappy Naomie Harris); Bond and exotic beauty Severine (Berenice Lim Marlohe, sticking her landing); and, of course, Bond and super-baddie Raoul Silva (a deliciously vicious Javier Bardem). Under Mendesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sensitive direction, Craig and company play each of these duets as a kind of seduction, Bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty. Look sideways at any of them, and it seems as much a slow dance as a tilting match. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skyfallâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a deep ďŹ lm. But this Bond

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proves elegantly designed and constructed, making it as classy as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come over the last half-century. As weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come to expect from our franchise pictures these days, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skyfallâ&#x20AC;? comes with more than a soupcon of navel-gazing, and the doubts are as on point as they are familiar. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relevance (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it all rather quaint?â&#x20AC;? M asks); â&#x20AC;&#x153;unresolved childhood traumaâ&#x20AC;?; getting too old for this (a rattled, grey-beard Bond and an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mâ&#x20AC;? facing retirement); remorse (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think on your sins,â&#x20AC;? taunts Silva); and terrorismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s threat to accelerate the crumbling of empire, to which Mendes supplies an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ozymandiasâ&#x20AC;?-style imagistic analogue. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m deliberately avoiding spoilers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; best to go in untainted â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to say that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skyfallâ&#x20AC;? both ruthlessly rips off the tales of other iconic characters (Sherlock Holmes, the Dark Knight) and puts into play most of the classic Bond tropes as the picture deconstructs and reconstructs his universe. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a character transparently written for a presumably unwilling Sean Connery (Albert Finney plays it with aplomb, croaking, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was ready before you were born, sonâ&#x20AC;?). Like the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry Potterâ&#x20AC;? series, the latest Bond serves up the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best of Britishâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to talent, from Ralph Fiennes (here a surprisingly spry bureaucrat) to cinematographer Roger Deakins (â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Country for Old Menâ&#x20AC;?) to title-tune-crooning Adele. Oh, and one Alfred, Lord Tennyson, whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulyssesâ&#x20AC;? becomes a Dench-recited summation of Bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eternal heroism. Bond makes a crack about â&#x20AC;&#x153;the circle of life,â&#x20AC;? and indeed the series remains destined to retrace its steps, making the tracks just a bit deeper each time around. Mendes manages Bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most haunted outing yet, captured in the image of his lone Aston Martin wending its way through a vast highland landscape, back to the world of hurt that long ago sent him running into the spy game. Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, some sexuality, language and smoking. Two hours, 23 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Peter Canavese


Movies 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. A Late Quartet (R) (Not Reviewed) Guild Theatre: 1:30, 4:15, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Argo (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:35 & 11:40 a.m.; 1:25, 2:45, 4:10, 5:30, 7:40, 8:50 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 12:50, 2:10, 3:45, 5, 6:45, 7:50 & 9:30 p.m. The Bank Dick (1940) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat. & Sun. at 6:05 & 9:30 p.m. Buck Privates (1941) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m. Chasing Mavericks (PG) ((1/2 Century 16: 7 & 10:05 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 12:20 & 3:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m. Cloud Atlas (R) ( Century 20: 12:30, 4:20 & 8:20 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 5 & 8:45 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. also at 1:15 p.m. The Flat (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Flight (R) ((( Century 16: 11 a.m.; 12:10, 2:10, 3:20, 5:20, 7:10, 8:50 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 12:55, 2:30, 4, 5:35, 7:05, 8:55 & 10:15 p.m. Fun Size (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 12:20, 2:45 & 7:25 p.m. Here Comes the Boom (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 1:45, 4:15, 6:50 & 9:25 p.m. Hold That Ghost (1941) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 5:50 & 9:05 p.m. Hotel Transylvania (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 1:55 & 4:15 p.m.; In 3D at 10:40 a.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m. & 4:05 p.m.; In 3D at 1:40, 6:30 & 8:50 p.m. Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Century 20: Tue. at 7:30 p.m. Looper (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:50 a.m.; 7:20 & 10:10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 1:35 & 4:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. The Man with the Iron Fists (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 1:30, 4, 7 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:15, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m.

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The Metropolitan Opera: Otello (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Wed. at 6:30 p.m. Palo Alto Square: Wed. at 6:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: The Tempest (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed)

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Skyfall (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:30 & 11:20 a.m.; noon, 12:50, 1:50, 2:40, 3:30, 4:20, 5:10, 6:10, 7, 8:10, 9, 9:50 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:25, 11 & 11:55 a.m.; 12:45, 1:35, 2:15, 3:10, 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:25, 7:15, 8, 8:45, 9:40 & 10:30 p.m. The Sting (1973) (PG) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Taken 2 (PG-13) (1/2 Century 16: 6:40 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 1:05, 3:25, 5:45, 8:05 & 10:30 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) (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. Twilight Movie Marathon (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: Thu. at 10 p.m. & 12:01 a.m. Century 20: Thu. at 10, 10:05, 10:10, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45, 11 & 11:30 p.m.; 12:01 & 12:03 a.m. The Wolf Man (1941) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed)

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Wreck-It Ralph (PG) ((( Century 16: 10:30 & 11 a.m.; 1:10, 3:50, 4:40, 6:50, 9:40 & 10:25 p.m.; In 3D at 11:50 a.m.; 1:50, 2:50, 5:40, 7:30 & 8:40 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 a.m.; 12:05, 1:50, 2:45, 4:30, 7:10, 8:10 & 9:50 p.m.; In 3D at 1, 3:40, 5:25, 6:20, 9 & 10:45 p.m.; Fri. & Sun. also at 11:10 a.m. (standard 2D)

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A WIN FROM TITLE . . . The Palo Alto Knights Jr. Midgets advanced to the American Youth Football NorCal Regional Championship with a 42 -12 victory over the San Francisco Seahawks on Sunday night at Palo Alto High. It was the Knights’ first night game under the lights at Paly and running back Jordan Schilling took advantage of the warn evening with 211 yards rushing and four touchdowns on runs eight, 26, 43 and 77 yards for his best performance of the season. The Knights opened up the scoring with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Jake Rittman to Ben Cleasby followed by a Schilling touchdown run of eight yards in the first quarter. San Francisco answered both touchdowns with a 43-yard run and a 73-yard pass by Rae Wilson, who had 143 yards of offense while keeping the Seahawks close at halftime with the Knights up, 18-12. The Knights (9-1) will play Oak Grove (10-0) for the championship on Sunday in San Jose at 4 p.m. The last time the teams met, Palo Alto dropped a 20-8 decision at home. The Knights, however, have won a NorCal Championship over Oak Grove the past three years and advanced each time to the AYF National Championships in Orlando, Fla. The Knights’ Tiny Mites (5-7 year olds) also advanced to the NorCal Championships with a 30-24 win over Oak Grove at Palo Alto High. This is the first year the Tiny Mite level has played for a championship. PLAYER OF YEAR . . . Menlo College sophomore Courtney Calicdan was named Player of the Year for the Cal Pac Conference women’s volleyball team and was joined by several other teammates in receiving major honors the conference announced Thursday. Calicdan was joined by junior Nicole Yap, who earned the Newcomer of the Year honor, senior Mika Mendoza, who took home Libero of the Year award, and Daniel Rasay, who was named Coach of the Year. Calicdan and Yap were also named the All-Conference first team, while Mendoza and senior Stephenie Monderine were chosen for the second team. “It’s just a combination.

ON THE AIR Friday Men’s soccer: Stanford at Cal, 1:30 p.m.; Pac-12 Networks Prep football: Woodside at MenloAtherton, 7 p.m.l KCEA (89.1 FM) Women’s basketball: Fresno St. at Stanford, 7 p.m., KZSU (90.1 FM) Men’s basketball: Stanford vs. USF, 8 p.m.; Pac-12 Networks; KNBR (1050); KZSU (90.1 FM)

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by Rick Eymer ot too long ago, and in a place not very far away, another Stanford quarterback made his debut in the middle of the season against all odds and things turned out quite well. Kevin Hogan finds himself in a similar situation this week when the 16th-ranked Cardinal hosts No. 13 Oregon State on Saturday in Stanford Stadium in a Pac-12 Conference football game at noon. Tavita Pritchard, currently on the Stanford football coaching staff, had thrown about two passes during a real game before taking over for T.C. Ostrander during Jim Harbaugh’s rookie season with the Cardinal in 2007. Stanford had just gotten kicked around by Arizona State at home, 41-3, in what would be its worst loss of the season and Ostrander, who graduated from Menlo-Atherton High, suffered a seizure a day later. Pritchard was named the starter for a game at then-No. 2 USC and faced overwhelming odds. The rest, as they often say, is history. You can look it up. Hogan’s first start won’t be nearly as dramatic. The redshirt freshman

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Expectations on the rise for Stanford

Stanford ‘twins’ need to lead on the boards

by Rick Eymer

by Rick Eymer

his is Johnny Dawkins’ team now. These are his players and his system. After winning the Postseason NIT title last year, this could also be the year the Stanford men’s basketball team makes a return visit to the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal, picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 by a vote of the conference coaches, opens its season Friday at Oakland’s Oracle Arena against USF at 8 p.m. Junior guard Aaron Bright (5-11, 178) and sophomore guard Chasson Randle (6-1, 180), who were named team captains, are the top returning players. Randle was the team’s leading scorer and Bright was right behind him. The two are virtually interchangeable at either the point or shooting guard positions. Both are speedy sharpshooters who can also penetrate. Most importantly, both displayed leadership qualities and

hiney Ogwumike and Joslyn Tinkle are known as the “Twins” of the Stanford women’s basketball team. They’ve shared that nickname even as Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Chiney’s older sister, helped lead the Cardinal to its fifth straight Final Four appearance last year. With Nneka completing her sensational rookie season in the WNBA, the “Twins” handle becomes a little more obvious. They will have to work together this season, especially in the rebounding department, if Stanford wants to make a run for its sixth Final Four berth. Chiney Ogwumike earned AllAmerican status last year in part due to her ability to sweep the offensive boards. Tinkle, a senior, will need to help fill the void left by Nneka, one of the top rebounders in Stanford history. “Before anything I talked with Kate (Paye) and Tara and knew that

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College football: Oregon St. at Stanford, noon; FOX (2); KNBR (1050 AM); KZSU (90.1 FM) Sunday Women’s basketball: Stanford at Santa Clara, 2 p.m.; KZSU (90.1 FM) Monday Men’s basketball: Cal State Fullerton at Stanford, 8:30 p.m.; KNBR (1050 AM); KZSU (90.1 FM)

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Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike (13) and Joslyn Tinkle (44) will have to provide a one-two punch on the boards this season.

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Gunn gets Robinson back for CCS meet Standout runner cleared for section cross-country championships by Keith Peters

2011 to cap a sensational season. he 2012 Central Coast Sec- She spent most of the year after that tion Cross Country Champi- playing for the U.S. Soccer U-17 Naonships, set for Saturday in tional Team and helping the squad Salinas, just got a lot more interest- qualify for the U-17 World Cup that ing with the addition of one runner was held in September in Azerbaiwho has missed all but one meet jan. this season. Robinson, however, missed that That would be Gunn jutournament due to her nior Sarah Robinson, who medical issue. While she ran in the first meet of the was expected to have a season and then was ruled full season of cross counout for the remainder of try, that disappeared in a the campaign due to a hurry. “medical problem.” Robinson will be at the Not even first-year starting line on Saturday Gunn coach Craig Blockfor the girls’ Division I hus knew of Robinson’s race at 2:05 p.m. The Tistatus until just recently, tans barely qualified withand that was in regards Sarah Robinson out her, finishing fourth at to her availability and not the SCVAL El Camino Diwhy she had been sidelined. vision Championships. With RobinWhile Robinson did miss quali- son back, the Titans could be among fying for the CCS Championships, the challengers for the top two spots, which will be held at Toro Park in which earn berths to the CIF State Salinas, Blockhus was able to get Meet in Fresno on Nov. 24. her a medical waiver once he had a Robinson reportedly has been document from her doctor. training on her own and worked out Blockhus finally obtained that for 20 minutes with the team one doctor’s note this week, met with day this week. Blockhus, however, Gunn Athletic Director Sarah Stapp has no idea of her fitness. Last seaon Thursday morning and finally son, Robinson won the CCS title got the official OK to allow Robin- with a 17.12 clocking on the 2.95son to run. mile layout at Crystal Springs. Toro Robinson is the defending CCS Park offers a 3.0-mile course. Division I champion in addition to Also battling for team honors finishing third at the State Meet in in Division I will be the Menlo-

Atherton girls, whose lineup of two juniors and five freshmen won the Peninsula Athletic League Championships a few weeks ago. The Bears were projected to finish third, that before Robinson became eligible. Palo Alto is projected to finish fifth. If the Vikings don’t qualify as a team, sophomore Katie Foug should be in the running for an atlarge berth to the State Meet. In girls’ Division IV, Menlo School freshman Zoe Enright will battle for an individual berth along with sophomore teammate Lizzie Lacy. In Division V, Fiona MaloneyMcCrystle of Castilleja also will run for an at-large berth. For the boys, Menlo-Atherton has an outside shot to advance in Division I, Sacred Heart Prep sophomore Daniel Hill is a possible atlarge candidate in Division IV and Priory junior Chris Gregory could lead the Panthers to a team berth in Division V.

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waver.” Nunes took the news of his demotion calmly, Shaw said. “He understood,” Shaw said. “He’s a competitor and I told him the competition has not stopped.” Nunes and Hogan remain close. “He’s been nothing but the most supportive teammate,” Hogan said of Nunes. “He’s a great friend and a great teammate.” Hogan never planned to visit Stanford while at Gonzaga Prep in Washington D.C. He was recruited by Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. “My parents told me it was good school and I should at least visit,” said Hogan, who had gained interest from Virginia and Vanderbilt, among others. “When I saw Stanford, I was convinced that’s where I wanted to go. I committed before Andrew Luck said he was going to return to school. When he did say so, I was happy.” Hamilton, who has ties to the D.C./Maryland area, said Hogan displayed great physical tools, had a high GPA and high test scores. Once Shaw saw him on film, it was easy enough to go after him. “It seemed like it rained every week and he played in the mud,” Shaw said. “He never missed a cut, never slipped. He’s a mudder.” “I got to see every kind of football weather,” Hogan said. “It’s fun. When it rains here, it’s nothing.” Hogan said the Toby Gerhart era was the first time he became aware of Stanford. “I loved the offense they ran,” he said. “It was a hard-nosed, runthe-ball down your throat offense. That’s when I started thinking a little more about it.” Now, Hogan is helping Stanford think about things like a Pac-12 title and BCS game. N

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already has proven himself over the course of this season. His task, though, remains the same. A victory over the Beavers would mean Stanford will remain among the elite in the Pac-12 and move up from its No. 14 position in the BCS standings. A loss would drop the Cardinal to the second tier of bowl games. Hogan has the support of his teammates, just as Pritchard had the support of his five years ago. Thensenior wide receiver Evan Moore even went so far as to predict a win over the Trojans. Can Hogan produce the same results? “He’s a great quarterback,” Stanford senior receiver Jamal-Rashad Patterson said. “He never got too excited and he never got down. He’s just so cool, like the most interesting man in the world.” On the exterior, nothing seemed to change for Hogan when he was told by head coach David Shaw he would be the starter this week. “Anything I can do to help the team,” Hogan said. “I have to stay focused. I’ve prepared each week like I was going to play regardless if I do or not.” Hogan, a native of McLean, Va., said the only people he told were his parents (his mother will be making the trip from the East Coast), and he just barely cracked a smile when saying so. It doesn’t seem like anything gets him excited. “The boy can sling it,” Stanford linebacker Jarek Lancaster said. “I expect a lot out of him. I know in spring ball it was hard to tackle him when they made him live.” Hogan took over from Josh Nunes in Stanford’s 48-0 victory over host

Colorado last weekend, leading the Cardinal (5-1, 7-2) on six successive scoring drives. “It’s culminated in the last two weeks,” Shaw said. “He has shown a lot of promise, which is why he began to play. Athletically he gives us something special, and he’s showed he can handle the running game.” The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Hogan finished 18 of 23 with two touchdowns and 184 yards against the Buffaloes. He also rushed for 48 yards. Nunes was 3 of 5 for 23 yards and Brett Nottingham also played, going 3 of 5 for 16 yards. “It was very difficult,” Shaw said of the decision. “We owe great thanks to Josh Nunes. At the time, he was the only quarterback who handle the offense. We don’t win the USC game without Josh. This is not about Josh, it has to do with Kevin. He gives us an added dimension as a runner, a rare thing.” To date, Nunes has thrown for 1,643 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s completed nearly 53 percent of his passes (124 of 235) while throwing seven interceptions. He’s also rushed for 112 yards and three scores. “We have switched starters at other positions but the quarterback just gets more attention,” Shaw said. “He was ready. Kevin has put some things on film that are tough to prepare for. Here’s a guy, athletically, who can get an offense out of trouble.” Hogan accomplished a lot against a defense ranked last in the nation. In Oregon State he’ll be facing one of the top defenses. “They don’t beat themselves,” Shaw said of the Beavers. “They are never out of position and you don’t see them give up many big plays. They don’t break containment, they don’t make mistakes. They are tough, aggressive and they don’t

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my focus had to be on rebounding above anything else,â&#x20AC;? Tinkle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the most part I think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a pretty good job.â&#x20AC;? Stanford, which opens the season Friday with a game against visiting Fresno State at 7 p.m., has more guard depth than post depth this season, and that could translate into a different style for the Cardinal. It will all start with rebounding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defensively, we have to box out and keep people off the glass, and offensively weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to have people being really committed to getting on the O-boards,â&#x20AC;? Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We counted on one player a lot last year and this year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to count a lot on a lot of players. We could have a foundation with Amber, Jos, Chiney, Toni and Taylor.â&#x20AC;? Tinkle (6-foot-3) and Ogwumike (6-3) are joined in the starting lineup by sophomore point guard Amber Orrange (5-7), junior guard Toni Kokenis (5-11) and sophomore wing Taylor Greenfield (6-3). Tinkle is the lone senior on the team, though Mikaela Ruef (6-3) is a redshirt junior. Sara James (5-10) is also a junior, while Bonnie Samuelson (6-3) and Erica Payne (6-2) return as sophomores. Jasmine Camp (5-7),â&#x20AC;  a redshirt freshman, began last year as a starter but was injured and sat out most of the season. Alex Green (5-5) also missed the year with an injury and is a redshirt freshman. Freshman post Tess Picknell (6-5)

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poise under pressure during the run to the NIT championship. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have plenty of help from the rest of the team, which brings back five of the top six scorers from last season. The Cardinal will miss the graduated Josh Owens, though Josh Huestis (6-7, 230), John Gage (6-10, 235) and Dwight Powell (6-10, 235) will all likely see their roles expanded. Of the 16 players on the roster, 12 have seen action for Stanford. In addition to players mentioned, the top returners include senior guard Gabe Harris (6-2, 190) and swing Anthony Brown (6-6, 215), who averaged just over eight points a game last year. Other returning players include redshirt sophomore Stefan Nastic (6-1, 245), junior guard Robbie Lemons (6-3, 205), fifth-year senior Andy Brown (6-7, 215), sophomore swing Jack Ryan (6-8, 215), and sophomore guard Wade Morgan (6-1, 168). The incoming class includes junior Elliott Bullock (6-11, 245) and freshmen Christian Sanders (G, 6-4, 185), Rosco Allen (F, 6-9, 215) and Grant Verhoeven (C, 6-9, 240). Dawkins also added Stanford grad Mark Madsen to the coaching staff, replacing the retired Dick Davey. This is no small addition. Madsen was an inspirational leader for the Cardinal when he arrived on campus following a two-year Mormon

likely will be thrown into the fire early while fellow freshmen Denia Ebersole (5-6) and Kiran Lakhain (5-10) add depth to the loaded guard position. Freshman Aly Beebe (6-3) will redshirt the year with an injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re counting on Sara James a lot, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re counting on Mikaela Ruef a lot,â&#x20AC;? VanDerveer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited about how Jas is coming along. Bonnie was our leading scorer in our preseason games; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooting the ball really well. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re counting on Tess, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our only big body inside. Erica Payne is always our high-energy player. Those 11 players; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be playing 11 people a lot, which I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that we have in the past.â&#x20AC;? Stanford, picked by both the coaches and the media to win its 13th straight Pac-12 title, finished the season ranked second in the nation, falling to eventual NCAA champion Baylor in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinal. The Cardinal meets the Bears, who feature reigning national Player of the Brittany Griner, in the first game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu next Friday. VanDerveer figures to learn a little about Picknell, who will see action against Griner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited for the challenge,â&#x20AC;? Picknell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some trepidation there, but I feel like I have to be able to contribute.â&#x20AC;? Ogwumike said the early test can only help Stanford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great thing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be a great wake-up call. If we compete we can consider ourselves contenders. If things donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

go our way it will only make us hungry. I do think we have the big body in Tess. As long as she plays her role, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine.â&#x20AC;? Greenfield is also expected to help in the paint and could pose problems as a tall wing player. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good shooter, so defenders will have to know where she is, leaving an opening for the inside-outside game Stanford runs so well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The team is completely different without Nneka,â&#x20AC;? Greenfield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one player you could go to in any situation. This is a versatile group though and we have so much more going on. We want to establish an aggressive mindset that you have to contribute.â&#x20AC;? Orrange, moved into the starting point guard spot in the middle of last season, has taken huge steps in terms of leadership and running the offense. Her improvement led to a change in Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offensive philosophy. The Cardinal will be looking to score in transition even more so than last year, and running the triangle will be downplayed as 3-point shooting becomes a bigger weapon. Stanford enters the year with two impressive winning streaks. The Cardinal has won 79 straight at home and 78 straight against Pac12 teams. Both streaks are at risk, particularly with Connecticut returning to Maples on Dec. 29 and the emergence of California (at Cal on Jan. 8 and at Stanford on Jan. 13) on the national scene. If Tinkle and Ogwumike can shadow the success of Ogwumike and Ogwumike, the Cardinal may find itself in New Orleans in April. N

mission in the late 90s. He played the game hard, earning the nickname â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad Dog.â&#x20AC;? Madsen helped Stanford reach its first Sweet Sixteen, in 1997, since the 1942 NCAA title team. The Cardinal beat Tim Duncan and Wake Forest in a memorable game in Tucson. A year later, Madsen and company reached the Final Four, and in 1999 Stanford won the conference title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we gained a lot of momentum last year,â&#x20AC;? Dawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winning the NIT was great for this group. But winning our last eight out of ten games was terrific. I thought our kids played best at the end, and a number of those kids are returning, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very excited about our potential.â&#x20AC;? And why not? Bright and Randle each averaged in double figures in scoring and the trio of Huestis, Powell and Anthony Brown give the Cardinal a solid presence inside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely think the momentum will carry over this year,â&#x20AC;? Bright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Towards the end of last year, we just knew our roles, and we wanted to keep playing in the postseason. Offensively, guys were making the right play, and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really care who scored. We were making the extra pass and guys were taking the shot.â&#x20AC;? The key to the season will be how the post players develop, especially Huestis. Powell struggled with injuries most of last season and could be ready to breakout this time out. Huestis has so much talent that all he needs to do is harness it and work

within Dawkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; system. Brown, Powell and Huestis were all playing well at the end of last season, which could translate into a consistently solid season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dwight is playing a lot more confident right now,â&#x20AC;? Bright said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he knows who he is as a player. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting to hit his mid-range jump shot very consistently and you can just see the confidence.â&#x20AC;? Nastic and Harris are solid role players who can be depended upon for valuable minutes. The freshmen can add to the depth and see significant playing time as Dawkins works his rotation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have seven or eight kids that we need to all view themselves as starters,â&#x20AC;? Dawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In doing so, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to play any of those young men on any given night.â&#x20AC;? Verhoeven will likely be the top freshman as he can help inside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to find his way on to the floor,â&#x20AC;? Dawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rugged, and he has a good understanding of the game.â&#x20AC;? Allen could see playing time because of his versatility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see him playing a versatile role for us,â&#x20AC;? Dawkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a young man that can go inside and also go outside. He can step out and shoot the 3, but he also can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still growing and he needs to get a little stronger.â&#x20AC;? Stanford plays its home opener Monday night at 8:30 p.m., when Cal State Fullerton visits. The Cardinal also hosts Alcorn State on Thursday at 6 p.m. N


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Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis Menlo School moved on but Palo Alto did not following the second round of the CCS Team Tournament on Wednesday. The No. 4-seeded Knights got three wins at No. 3 singles from junior Christine Eliazo and a 2-0 mark at No. 3 doubles while defeating visiting Santa Catalina, 13-3, in the new three singles, three doubles round-robin format. Menlo also got 2-0 records from Liz Yao at No. 1 singles and Giannina Ong at No. 2 and lost only one doubles match and two singles matches with reserves. The Knights (16-7) will host No. 5 Saratoga on Friday in the quarterfinals at 1:30 p.m. The Falcons (13-6) advanced with an 11-7 triumph over visiting Palo Alto (16-10). N

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