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Vol. XXXIV, Number 13 N December 28, 2012

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OUR NEIGHBORHOODS PALO ALTO

Our Neighborhoods 2013 COLLEGE TERRACE

OLD PALO ALTO

ESTHER CLARK PARK

P R O F I L E S, M A P S A N D V I TA L FA C T S O F F E AT U R E D N E I G H B O R H O O D S I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y PaloAltoOnline.com

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Donate to the HOLIDAY FUND page 14

Eating Out 21

Shop Talk 22

Movies 23

Puzzles 30

Home 32

NUpfront Citizens who made a difference

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NArts Stanford murals celebrate Latino narrative

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NSports From Palo Alto High to the Rose Bowl

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Find the perfect gift at your local Microsoft retail store.

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Goal $350,000

See who’s already contributed to the Holiday Fund on page 14

As of Dec. 19 287 donors $184,878

Donate online at PaloAltoOnline.com

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It’s more of a guess than we would like. — Dana Tom, Palo Alto school board vice president, regarding recent projections on district enrollment by consulting demographers.

January 13

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This is a personal crime. This feels quite a bit more frightening. — Karen White, president of the Duveneck/St. Francis Neighborhood Association, on the armed robbery of a man walking his dog.

February 17

Veronica Weber

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If we want a healthy community, we need to constantly work on our relationships. — Penny Ellson, of the Greenmeadow Community Association, on building a sense of community through the Mayor’s Challenge.

March 16

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The people who do this are ruthless.

In the old days people thought a monster was eating the sun.

— John Hanna, of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on how his beautiful dogwood tree was attacked.

— Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College astronomy professor, on how people used to regard solar eclipses.

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Palo Alto UniďŹ ed School District Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received by the Palo Alto UniďŹ ed School District for multiple work bid packages. Description of the projects/work is as follows: s'UNN(IGH3CHOOL2EPLACEMENTOF'YM(EATERS\#ONTRACT.O''(  s0ALO!LTO(IGH3CHOOL2EPLACEMENTOF7INDOWSAT4OWER"LDG(AY MARKET4HEATRE 2EBID\#ONTRACT.O0!72  Mandatory Job Walk:4HEREWILLBEAPRE BIDCONFERENCEANDSITEVISITFOR each project. Bid Submission: Proposals must be received at the District Facilities Of lCE "UILDING“Dâ€?. For more details on obtaining plans and speciďŹ cations, the mandatory job walk, bid submission, prevailing wage laws, or the bid packages, please see the contact below. PREVAILING WAGE LAWS: 4HESUCCESSFUL"IDDERMUSTCOMPLYWITHALL prevailing wage laws applicable to the Project, and related requirements CONTAINEDINTHE#ONTRACT$OCUMENTS 0ALO!LTO5NIlED3CHOOL$ISTRICTWILLMAINTAINA,ABOR#OMPLIANCE0RO GRAM,#0 FORTHEDURATIONOFTHISPROJECT)NBIDDINGTHISPROJECT THE CONTRACTORWARRANTSHESHEISAWAREANDWILLFOLLOWTHE0UBLIC7ORKS #HAPTEROFTHE#ALIFORNIA,ABOR#ODECOMPRISEDOFLABORCODESECTIONS n!COPYOFTHE$ISTRICTS,#0ISAVAILABLEFORREVIEWAT #HURCHILL!VENUE "UILDING$ 0ALO!LTO #!  !PRE JOBCONFERENCESHALLBECONDUCTEDWITHTHECONTRACTOROR subcontractors to discuss federal and state labor law require ments applicable to the contract.  0ROJECTCONTRACTORSANDSUBCONTRACTSSHALLMAINTAINANDFURNISH to the District, at a designated time, a certiďŹ ed copy of each payroll with a statement of compliance signed under penalty of perjury.  4HE$ISTRICTSHALLREVIEWAND IFAPPROPRIATE AUDITPAYROLLRECORDS TOVERIFYCOMPLIANCEWITHTHE0UBLIC7ORKS#HAPTEROFTHE,ABOR #ODE  4HE$ISTRICTSHALLWITHHOLDCONTRACTPAYMENTSIFPAYROLLRECORDS are delinquent or inadequate.  4HE$ISTRICTSHALLWITHHOLDCONTRACTPAYMENTSASDESCRIBEDINTHE ,#0 INCLUDINGAPPLICABLEPENALTIESWHENTHE$ISTRICTAND,ABOR #OMMISSIONERESTABLISHTHATUNDERPAYMENTOFOTHERVIOLATIONS has occurred. "IDDERSMAYEXAMINE"IDDING$OCUMENTSAT&ACILITIES/FlCE Building “Dâ€?.

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Un-friend! — Florence Detlor, a 101-year-old Menlo Park resident and one of the oldest people on Facebook, on what she does when someone posts negative, strange or overtly partisan comments on her news feed (Weekly, Aug. 31, 2012).

Odds and Ends WOMAN HIT WITH MILKSHAKE, LOSES $2,000 ... A woman who was struck with a milkshake and angrily threw her alligator-skin purse at a vehicle full of teenagers lost $2,000 after the handbag flew into the open vehicle window, Palo Alto police said June 25. The incident started Sunday, June 24, just before midnight. The woman was walking east on University Avenue near Rudy’s Pub when a white, recklessly driven Range Rover approached, full of male teenagers. One of the occupants allegedly threw a vanilla milkshake and struck the woman as she approached the corner of University and High Street, Sgt. Brian Philip said. Police believe the woman retaliated by throwing her alligator-skin purse at the SUV. The woman denied throwing her purse at the car, but Philip said there is no indication it was snatched from the victim. Police looked for the teens but had no descriptions. If found, they could face charges including battery for striking the woman with the milkshake, or possession of stolen property or misappropriation of property, Philip said. PALO ALTO EXEC NABBED FOR LEGO SCAM ... The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC was charged with four felony burglary charges for allegedly pasting fraudulent barcodes on LEGO toys at local Target stores. Thomas Langenbach, 47, allegedly purchased the items at greatly lowered prices scanned from the barcodes, according to a criminal complaint by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. Loss-prevention officers initially detained Langenbach at Target, Inc., 555 Showers Drive, Mountain View, after he purchased a LEGO set that he allegedly labeled with a fake barcode. Mountain View police arrested him on May 8 at the store at about 3:45 p.m. Langenbach had been “ticket switching� LEGO boxes since April 20 at the Mountain View and Cupertino Target stores and another Target near his San Carlos home, said Liz Wylie, Mountain View police spokeswoman. Police found hundreds of unopened LEGO sets — many special-edition items — at his gated, multimillion-dollar home, according to court papers. Investigators also found eight Ziploc bags containing labels with fraudulent barcodes in his 2011 Toyota Sienna van and shipping boxes in the home. Police say he had an eBay account, through which

he has sold 2,100 items since April 17, 2011. Wylie said Langenbach has sold about $30,000 in merchandise on the eBay account under the name Tom’s Brickyard. At the time of his arrest, 193 items were for sale. Most were LEGO sets, according to court papers. MYSTERIOUS OBJECT HITS CAR, CONFIRMED AS TRAIN PART ... A mysterious object that slammed into a parked Chevrolet Suburban in Palo Alto in October turned out to be part of a passing locomotive. The object, a 1-foot-long, 20-pound hunk of molded material with two large bolts, ripped into the car sometime between Monday night, Oct. 8, and Tuesday morning, initially confounding Palo Alto police and the vehicle’s owner. Resident Daniel Peters discovered a huge gash in the tailgate of his black SUV when he went to take his children to school Tuesday morning. The heavy object was embedded amid the torn metal and could not be extracted, he said. At first, he thought the car had been vandalized, but he had second thoughts when he saw the object and the trajectory of the large slash. It seemed to come from above. “My sister said, ‘No, a part of a plane fell on it,’� he said. Peters’ bodyshop repairman had another idea. It looked like part of a train fan housing, and it was marked “UP 9999,� Peters said. Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt initially said there were no reports of a Union Pacific incident in Palo Alto, but by Friday confirmed the debris was a cooling fan from a passing freight locomotive. PROWLER ARRESTED AFTER MISTAKING A ROOF FOR A TRAIN ... A man who was arrested for prowling on Sunday, Feb. 19, told Palo Alto police he did not know how he had gotten on a resident’s roof and thought he was taking the train home. A woman on Alexis Drive in the Palo Alto Hills neighborhood called police at 6:14 a.m. to report hearing a prowler on her roof, police Agent Marianna Villaescusa said. Officers arrived to find 23-year-old Wai Wong of Stanford on top of the home. Police described him as extremely intoxicated and said Wong thought he was taking the train to the Stanford University campus. He could not recall how he got on the roof or any of the events leading up to the incident. He was booked into the Main Jail in San Jose on a charge of prowling, Villaescusa said. N


Upfront

Palo Alto’s year, by neighborhood Ravenswood Shopping Center

East Palo Alto

City OKs redesign for San Francisquito Creek, golf course

Menlo Park Breach in floodwall causes mosquito invasion

Brazen burglars strike Palo Alto homes

Redevelopment of Edgewood Plaza begins

Downtown Palo Alto

Parking in downtown becomes hot-button issue Renovated Art Center re-opens

27 University Ave. office plan triggers outcry

Animal Services avoids proposed closure 13th elementary school planned at Garland or Greendell

Palo Alto Stanford University

Bike bridge over 101 gets $4M

State OKs $600M to electrify Caltrain

Council OKs California Avenue redesign, again

Construction begins on city’s first mosque

New police building, offices, housing proposed New Mitchell Park Library nears completion

Stanford perimeter trail gets $4.5M

Closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park planned

Alma Plaza finally gets new grocery store Advisory groups plan Cubberley Community Center future

Arastradero Road changes to stay put

Historic Juana Briones property sold

San Antonio Shopping Center

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Top five trends of 2012 Goodbye, plastic

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Technology and testing can wait. — Ginny Russell, a retiring kindergarten teacher, on the need to let kindergartners play.

June 1

h/NE WORD 0LASTICS v -R -C'UIRE FAMOUSLY ADVISES YOUNG "ENJAMININh4HE'RADUATEv.OW THEPASTSWORDOFTHEFUTUREISSETTO BECOMETHENEARFUTURESWORDOFTHE PASTIN0ALO!LTO&OLLOWINGAPOPU LARREGIONALTREND THECITYISPREPAR ING TO CHARGE AHEAD IN ITS CRUSADE AGAINST PLASTIC BAGS IN THE COMING YEAR0LASTICBAGSHAVEALREADYBEEN BANNEDFROMLOCALSUPERMARKETS)N  THE CITY WILL LOOK TO EXTEND THEPROHIBITIONTOALLFOODESTABLISH MENTSANDTOREQUIRESTORESTOCHARGE -EMBERSOF3AVE/UR3HELTERMETATA0ALO!LTOCAF£IN-AYTODISCUSS FORPAPERBAGS WAYSTOSAVETHE0ALO!LTO!NIMAL3HELTER4HEYULTIMATELYMORPHEDINTOA h&RIENDSvGROUPTHATVOWEDTORAISEMONEYTOKEEPTHESHELTERRUNNING Veronica Weber

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If nobody uses them because there is nowhere to go, your project is going to tank.

Surrounding cities don’t allow them, so we’d be the magnet.

— Judith Wasserman, chair of the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board, on the proposed bikeshare pilot program focused on downtown Palo Alto and Stanford University.

— Greg Scharff, Palo Alto vice mayor, on why Palo Altans should vote no on Measure C, which would allow medical pot dispensaries in town.

Pedaling along

This is a ridiculous, undemocratic process.

—Barbara Klausner, Palo Alto school board member, regarding Superintendent Kevin Skelly’s failure to communicate the board’s direction on counseling to Gunn High School staff.

— Larry Klein, Palo Alto City Councilman, regarding the state high-speed rail funding bill that was released Tuesday night, with a potential vote on Friday.

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Friends with benefits

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At this point the governance process has broken down.

June 15

WORKFORTHENEWBRIDGEASWELLAS PAYFORIMPROVEMENTSTO-ATADERO #REEKANDTOPERIMETERTRAILSAROUND 3TANFORD 5NIVERSITY ˆ PROJECTS INTENDED TO CREATE ONE GIANT BIK INGNETWORKSPANNINGMUCHOFTHE CITY !S 6ICE -AYOR 'REG 3CHARFF PHRASEDITINTHEFINALCOUNCILMEET ING OF THE YEAR h) THINK 0ORTLAND NEEDSTOWATCHOUT7EREGOINGTO BETHE.OBIKECITYv

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That just defies common sense. — Claude Ezran, chair of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, on the idea that corporations have the same rights as people.

October 19

Scottie Zimmerman

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Palo Alto is not New York.

He loved the town, and the town loved him.

— Arthur Keller, Palo Alto planning commissioner, on why he opposes a proposed 161-foot-tall office tower at 27 University Ave.

— Joe Simitian, a close friend, former Palo Alto mayor and outgoing state senator, on the passing of Gary Fazzino, who served 18 years on the Palo Alto City Council, including two stints as mayor.

October 26

November 2

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I think the city needs to get some skin in the game.

We need more ethics, spine and responsibility to residents.

— John Barton, an advocate for the homeless, on the need for the City of Palo Alto to host car campers on city property.

— Fred Balin, a College Terrace resident, on the process of planning for 27 University Ave. that took place outside of public view.

November 23

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In memoriam 2012

A look back at some of the notable community members who died this year Gary Fazzino Gary Fazzino, a two-time Palo Alto mayor who served 18 years on the City Council, died Oct. 30. He was 60. Fazzino was first elected in 1977 at the age of 24 and during his tenure promoted the ban on smoking in public places, the preservation of Arastradero property as open space, the establishment of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and aid to East Palo Alto during a wave of murders. Fazzino’s love of Palo Alto and encyclopedic knowledge of its history earned him the nickname “Mr. Palo Alto.”

Ellen Fletcher Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the city’s transformation into a nationally recognized bikefriendly community, died Nov. 7. She was 83. She was an advocate for environmental issues for more than half a century. Her leadership was key to the city’s launch of the household hazardous-waste program, passage of anti-smoking laws and establishment as a nuclear-free zone. In 2002, the city officially named Bryant Street the “Ellen Fletcher Bicycle Boulevard.”

John Johnson John Johnson, who ran the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for more than two decades and served as city manager of Menlo Park during the boom years of the early ‘60s, died Sept. 17. He was 88.

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During Johnson’s tenure from 1952 to 1964, the city expanded its borders and built a library and police station. In 1964 he became executive administrator of the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, presided over its growth into the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and became vice president of administration in 1987. He retired in 1991 but served on the foundation’s board and several others, including as president of the Stanford Alumni Association.

Bill Moggridge Bill Moggridge, the cofounder of Palo Alto-based design firm IDEO, died Sept. 8 of cancer. He was 69. Moggridge is

credited with designing the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass. Moggridge founded his own design firm in 1969 and merged with IDEO in 1991. He became director of the Smithsonian Institution’s CooperHewitt National Design Museum in 2010.

George Rathmann George Rathmann, the first CEO and cofounder of Amgen, died April 22. He was 84. After receiving a doctorate in physical chemistry from Princeton University in 1951, Rathmann went work for 3M, where he helped develop Scotchgard. Then at Abbott Laboratories, his products helped the company’s diagnostics division revenues grow from almost nothing to a billion dollars. As the first CEO and a co-founder of Amgen, he built the four-person company into one with thousands of em-

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 14, 2013, the City Council of the City of Palo Alto (the “City”) will hold a public hearing as required by Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, with respect to a proposed issuance of bonds or other obligations by the California Enterprise Development Authority in an amount not to exceed $50,000,000 (the “Obligations”), the interest on which is intended to be excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes and exempt from State of California personal income taxes, for the benefit of Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation (the “Borrower”). Proceeds of the Obligations will be applied by the Borrower to the refunding of ABAG Finance Authority for Nonprofit Corporations Variable Rate Revenue Bonds (Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Project), Series 2007, issued to enable the Borrower to acquire, construct, install and equip a 142,000-square-foot community center which includes a social/cultural hall, a preschool, studios/meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, a gymnasium, a teen center, a café, a gift center and regional offices, located at 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, California 94303 (the “Project”). The owner and operator of the Project has been and will be the Borrower. The public hearing will commence at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held at the City’s Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94301, at which time any person may be heard. Those wishing to comment on the proposed refinancing of the Project may either appear in person at the public hearing or submit written comments, which must be received by the City Clerk at the address set forth above, before the public hearing on the 14th of January, 2013. DATED this 28th day of December, 2012 Donna Grider City Clerk

ployees and two multi-billion dollar products, Epogen and Neupogen.

John Tuomy John Tuomy, a former Palo Alto teacher who served for eight years on the Palo Alto Board of Education, died Nov. 30. He was 66. Tuomy taught

at several schools in the area and eventually became the head of the district’s computer program, administering a $250,000 federal grant. Despite leaving the district to work in the private sector, Tuomy fought against the proposed closure of Gunn High School and co-chaired the committee that helped pass the “Building for Excellence” school bond in 1995. Tuomy built a reputation as a straight-talking, opinionated and compassionate member of the Board of Education. N

Ruth Bonilla

Nov. 22, 1918-Dec. 18, 2012 Ruth Raleigh Bonilla, 94, a resident of Palo Alto since 1963, passed away December 18. She was born and raised in Iowa and came to California during World War II. She was married to noted geologist Manuel Bonilla for 56 years until he died in 2006. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano, and gourmet cooking. She studied and wrote poetry all her life, and took numerous poetry courses at the Palo Alto Adult School. She was remarkably free of envy, arrogance, and anger, and looked for the good in everyone. Her memory will be honored by daughters Janice of San Jose, Laurie (Ed) of Mountain View, son Roger (Gigi) of Sunnyvale, and grandsons Michael and Eric. Funeral services will be private, memorial contributions can be made to KQED Public Media. PA I D

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Previously Published Donors Gil and Gail Woolley ............................... 400 Michael Kieschnick .............................. 1,000 Betty Gerard ............................................. 100 Jay Crosson and Sharon Levine ............... 200 Anne and Greg Avis ................................... ** Rae Cole ................................................... 100 Frances and Ted Jenkins ............................ 50 Tom and Pat Sanders .................................. ** Zelda Jury................................................... ** David F. Labaree ...................................... 150 Claude Madden .......................................... ** Daniel and Lynne Russell ........................ 250 Carol Kersten and Markus Aschwanden .. 250 John and Lynn Wiese ............................... 100 Lori and Hal Luft ..................................... 100 Steve and Mary Chapel ............................ 200 Ludwig and Carol Tannenwald .................. ** The Edward Lund Family ........................ 100 John and Olive Borgsteadt ......................... ** Gerry Gilchrist ........................................... 30 Dexter and Jean Dawes .............................. ** Don and Bonnie Miller .............................. ** George Cator ............................................ 250 John Tang and Jean Hsia ............................ ** Tish Hoehl ................................................ 100 Micki and Bob Cardelli.............................. ** Art and Peggy Stauffer ............................. 500 Lani Freeman and Stephen Monismith ...... 50 Steve and Nancy Levy................................ ** Jim and Nancy Baer ................................... ** Janice Bohman and Eric Keller................ 250 Martha Shirk ............................................ 500 Robert and Betsy Gamburd ........................ ** Helene Pier ................................................. ** Susie Richardson...................................... 250 Marlene and Joe Prendergast ..................... ** John and Thelma Smith ........................... 150 Harry Press ............................................... 100 Morgan Family Fund ............................ 5,000 Powar Family Fund .................................. 500

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A firefighter lays down red tape, top, around the site where a fire was started at the Pearson Arastradero Preserve on Aug. 8, 2012. Aquamaids float upside down underwater in formation, above, while practicing their routine at the San Jose State Aquatics Center in June.

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he task of handpicking a selection of photos that define a whole year is always a daunting one. After scanning through thousands of photographs, we have done our best to choose photographs that reflect the color, action, moments and passionate individuals that defined the year 2012. The year began with a burst of color as young performers dressed in colorful, intricate costumes danced with brilliant red ribbons as they rang in the year of the Dragon at Stanford in January for the Lunar New Year. In April, the curious red eye of the exotic and beautiful Victoria Crown Pigeon glared out from the cover. The species of bird, a native of New Guinea, has become the focal point of conservation at Pandemonium Aviaries. And at the beginning of fall a fluttering hummingbird sought out nectar from a cactus garden full of bright orange aloe blossoms at the Stanford Cactus Garden. 2012 was also a year of athleticism and prowess as local athletes pushed their bodies to extremes on the courts and underwater. Local pingpong champion Lily Zhang, a junior at Palo Alto High School, trained long and hard all year at the ICC Table Tennis Center in Milpitas to clutch one of the four spots on the USA Olympic table-tennis team at the 2012 Summer


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A dramatic manhunt, above, ended in an arrest after discovering the suspect in a crawl space; Bob Simmons, right, sported buttons and a sign during the hotly contested election.

Olympics in London. While two teams of synchronized swimmers on the Santa Clara Aquamaids spent practically every summer afternoon in the pool balancing upside-down perfecting their rigorous routine while training for national championships in Ohio. Some moments caught by camera also revealed the action and mood of the year. In August, a dramatic manhunt unfolded for hours in a downtown neighborhood and culminated in an arrest after the suspect was caught hiding under a house in the crawl space. Also in August, firefighters worked to extinguish the last of the hot spots at the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve after an arsonist had set four separate fires in the park. In November, Cheryl Deraiche shared a tender moment with Rev. John Hester as she received communion, a daily comfort she received while undergoing treatment for leukemia at Stanford Hospital. 2012 was also a year of committed individuals like Bob Simmons, a passionate voter who, like others around the community, spent a good deal of time traveling to swing states to canvass for his candidate during the tenser moments of the election between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. N

Lily Zhang, left, practiced long and hard to make the 2012 USA Olympic Team; a hummingbird, above, searches for nectar in a flowering aloe vera plant at Stanford University’s cactus garden.

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Colorfully costumed dancers, left, perform at Stanford during the Year of the Dragon New Year Gala in January; Rev. John Hester, upper right, gives Communion to patient Cheryl Deraiche at Stanford Hospital in November; a Victoria Crown pigeon, lower right, at Pandemonium Aviaries, which is working to conserve the breed.

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Celebrating the narrative New Stanford mural honors the stories and storytellers of Latino, Chicano, indigenous cultures by Rebecca Wallace Above: The new murals at Stanford’s El Centro Chicano feature a Mayan scribe depicted on the front panel, a codex across the top frieze and a nopal cactus on the slanting ceiling. Above right: A close-up of the codex section depicts a young woman looking into the future as she recalls the stories of her ancestors. Below right: Another codex panel shows a Mayan creation myth: a jaguar breathing song into a conch shell. Right: Mural artist Juana Alicia. All photos are courtesy of the artist.

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olding a conch shell full of pigment, a Mayan storyteller writes the tales of her people on the trunk of a ceiba

tree. Characters and creatures swirl around her and overhead: an Aztec butterfly, symbol of movement and balance; the two ancient warrior twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque; a jaguar in a creation myth.

The latest murals at Stanford’s El Centro Chicano burst with color, but artist Juana Alicia had more than aesthetics in mind. She wanted to help students feel at home. Both Stanford students and aspirants come to the Chicano/Latino student center: for cultural programs, academic support, tutoring and socializing. When they walk in the front door, the new mural, “The Spiral Word: El Codex Estánfor,” is right there to greet them with images and stories of their heritage. To remind them that they as Chicanos and Latinos are part of a community at Stanford. “We don’t have a long history at higher-learning institutions as more mainstream people do, and we often don’t come from families who are familiar with working in those systems. And we’re not really adequately prepared sometimes in our high schools for any major university,” said Juana Alicia, a faculty member at Berkeley City Col-

lege who has also taught at Stanford, U.C. Santa Cruz and other colleges. “My goal was to be not just welcoming, but educational,” she said, adding that she hopes viewers feel “empowerment and political involvement in reading that story.” The first panel of the mural, done in digital print and acrylic paint on a canvas panel attached to an inside front wall, highlights the young Mayan storyteller. Bare-chested and serious-faced, the scribe sits and writes her stories, her tattoos a hybrid of cultures: Mayan, Aztec, Samoan, African. “The universe is sort of covering her,” Juana Alicia said. She noted that El Centro students had expressed a desire for the mural to represent the many facets of the Latino culture, with its roots in African, European and (continued on next page)

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indigenous civilizations. Overhead, the second panel of the mural takes the form of a frieze, in mixed media on paper. With great detail, this “codex� section sweeps across a long horizontal panel, “connecting generations with a continuous sinew of narrative,� Juana Alicia wrote in an artist’s statement, adding, “The panels are presented on a gently folding surface, meant to echo the folding form of the original Mesoamerican books.� The codex begins with a jaguar breathing song into a conch shell, leading into the story of the birth of the warrior twins. Scenes of conquest and slavery emerge, with the Mayan scribe’s story continuing in images of “the burning of her libraries, the entrapment of her indigenous and African brothers and sisters, the slave ships landing in the Americas, forced labor in cane and henequen fields, and in the silver and copper mines,� Juana Alicia wrote. Uplifting images of resistance and revolution follow. Faces include those of the Cuban poet Jose Marti, the Chilean composer and folklorist Violeta Parra, Mexican Zapatistas, and the Mujeres de Negro (Women in Black), mothers of the “disappeared� women of Juarez, Mexico. A section on global modern plagues including nuclear warfare leads into “The Future,� a panel depicting ecological renewal and hope. On the ceiling, another panel is devoted to a blooming nopal cactus done in digital print and acrylic paint on canvas. The resilient plant is a metaphor for strength and rebirth in the most difficult of times. It’s a commonly used symbol by the artist, who also thinks of the plant as a source of sweetness. Also called the prickly pear, the nopal yields syrup for tequila and tender segments for food.

The mural was installed at El Centro in the spring and formally inaugurated in November with the help of poetry, blessings and a ceremony with students, faculty and staff. Juana Alicia was inspired in her project by many authors from Latin America, in particular Eduardo Galeano. In turn, her mural has been inspiring creativity in students. One of the inaugural speakers was Stanford senior Aracely MondragĂłn, who read a trio of poems she had written after seeing the mural. The image made her think “about the power of the scribe’s voice to maintain a people’s existence,â€? she told the Weekly later. Even when colonization, slavery and other forces eat away at a culture over time, “a woman’s voice can restore stories,â€? she said. At El Centro, director Frances Morales said she feels fortunate to see the mural every day. It’s right outside her office. “It’s so vibrant. It has so much history and culture,â€? she said. “It’s like a short story.â€? When it first went up, “people would walk in and just stop. They were beyond words,â€? she said. “You could see the pride in seeing something so professional done in the center.â€? “The Spiral Wordâ€? is also in good company at El Centro, which has boasted colorful murals for decades. A bright Malaquias Montoya scene has stretched across the front exterior wall since 1981, with intense faces and hands reaching forward. Inside the center are other murals

by Cesar Armando Torres and MartĂ­n MartĂ­n. There’s also a previous mural by Juana Alicia that she created with the Yo Puedo Program for Latino high school students in the 1980s, though it has been partially covered up by a building renovation. Juana Alicia has a long history with Stanford. Her first arrival on campus in 1984 was at the invitation of the late mural artist Jose Antonio Burciaga. She taught a class about Latinas and art, and students worked with her to create the “Mujeres de Fuegoâ€? mural at the entrance to the Chicano/Latino-themed dorm Casa Zapata. Juana Alicia created the new Stanford mural after gathering students’ opinions on the topic through meetings and surveys over two academic years, she said. Her daughter, a dancer, served as the model for the Mayan scribe in the mural’s main panel. “It was a wonderful, intimate experience for her.â€? Stanford is currently closed for winter break, though campus visitors can see most of the mural through El Centro’s glass doors. When the university reopens on Jan. 7, visitors will be able to go inside to view the mural weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. N Info: El Centro is at 514 Lasuen Mall, Building 590, Old Union, Stanford University. Go to studentaffairs.stanford. edu/elcentro or call 650-725-9735.


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ShopTalk by Daryl Savage

PALO ALTO HOBEE’S CLOSING NEXT WEEK ... After 28 years of serving its tall, streusel-topped, blueberry coffeecake, the branch of Hobee’s restaurant in Town & Country Village in Palo Alto will close Jan. 6. The upscale burger joint Gott’s Roadside is set to replace it. Ed Fike, president of Hobee’s, said the management at T&C attempted to work with him to get Hobee’s to stay put by upgrading the space. “We were given the option to stay, but with that came certain contingencies. Unfortunately, those contingencies added up to well beyond what we could afford,� Fike said. He added that he has tried to place most of his employees at the eight other Hobee’s restaurants in the Bay Area. There will still be a Hobee’s remaining in Palo Alto, at 4224 El Camino Real. PALO ALTO GETS ITS SECOND DRY BAR ... It may sound like a place for recovering substance-abusers,

but the term “dry bar� refers to hair salons that offer a single service: washing and blow-drying hair. The Drybar, a national franchise that started in 2010, is scheduled to open a location at Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Center next month. Customers sit at a bar, and the blow dryers are attached to the ceiling. For $35, stylists wash and blow-dry hair. The city’s other blow-dry bar, Halo, opened its doors two years ago in Town & Country Village. Blow-dry salons, which are popping up all over the country, have become a social experience, as the salons now offer parties and bridal showers. N

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Movies OPENINGS

Les Misérables ---

(Century 16, Century 20) One has to admire the ambition of “Les Misérables,” the through-sung play that’s now a big-screen musical. A condensation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 epic novel, the musical by composer Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyricists Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel achieved enormous popular appeal with its soaring melodies and grasping melodrama. But it’s equally true that “Les Misérables” has never been known for its subtlety, with its storytelling in all-caps and its music thunderously repetitive. None of this changes, exactly, in the film adaptation helmed by Tom Hooper, Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech.” And like so many movie musicals, this one’s a mixed bag of suitable and not-so-suitable choices. On balance, though, it’s about as compelling a screen version of “Les Mis” as we have any right to expect. Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean, a parole violator, in 19thcentury France, who lifts himself out of poverty and decrepitude but lives in fear of discovery by his former jailer, Inspector Javert (Russell

Isabelle Allen and Hugh Jackman. Crowe). From his new position of power as a factory owner, Valjean becomes entangled in the fortunes of one of his workers, despairing single mother Fantine (Anne Hathaway), and he begins to feel responsible for the woman and her child, Cosette (Isabelle Allen). The story sprawls its way into the Paris Uprising of 1832 — a studentfueled rebellion against the French monarchy — and a sort of love triangle among Cosette (now Amanda Seyfried), student revolutionary Marius (Eddie Redmayne), and his beggarly confidant Éponine (Sa-

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— that never once feels affected. Hooper maximizes his budget to make “Les Misérables” look as big as can be, and occasionally he manages an ingenious small touch amidst the bombast (like seamstresses tugging needles on the beat). But Hooper also shoots himself in the foot by so insistently shooting in wide-angle close-ups. The play is “in your face” enough as it is: With the camera swooping in so often, I was sure it was going to smack an actor in the forehead. Pop a Dramamine and you’ll be fine.

mantha Barks, reprising her stage role). Throw in street urchin Gavroche (Daniel Huttlestone) and comic relief in the devious Thénardiers (Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, the latter unfortunately channeling Adam Sandler), and you have yourself a show. Jackman is perhaps the only sensible choice to headline the picture, and though he’s able enough, his performance typically feels calculated. The same could be said for Hathaway, who’s given an Oscarsavvy showcase in her single-take performance of the über-emotive aria “I Dreamed a Dream.” Hooper’s best choice is also his riskiest gambit: By recording all the vocals live (rather than the standard practice of having the actors lip-sync), he gets more vital acting, with intentionally raggedy vocals lending a palpable verisimilitude. But for my money, best acting honors go to Crowe, Redmayne and Barks, who seem most “in the moment.” Crowe suffers from some wobbly diction, but his performance is always emotionally resonant, while Barks knocks “On My Own” out of the park (I’ll admit it: I got chills). Redmayne (“My Week with Marilyn”) busts out with a surprisingly rich tenor voice — who knew?

Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements. Two hours, 37 minutes. — Peter Canavese

Django Unchained ---

(Century 16, Century 20) Brace yourselves for Quentin Tarantino’s latest provocation, the spaghetti western-cum-slavery epic “Django Unchained.” Tarantino repeats the feat of Nazi-revenge wishfulfillment fantasia “Inglourious Basterds,” with subject matter yet more highly charged for American audiences. Like “Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained” is always audacious and entertaining, frequently funny and, at times, juvenile and repellent. That’s the deal you enter into with Tarantino, so there’s no point in acting surprised when he fulfills his promise. He’s the king of his own genre: Call it scavenger cinema. A curator of down-and-dirty pictures, Tarantino crafts mash-ups of fave flicks from the ‘60s and ‘70s

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(such as the 1966 spaghetti western “Django,” whose star Franco Nero appears in Tarantino’s film). In keeping with those films, Tarantino serves up a strong graphic sensibility (hello, snap zooms!), a funky soundtrack (from John Legend to Ennio Morricone), and a hyperbolic hero in Jamie Foxx’s Django. As the film opens in 1858, Django gets sprung from a chain gang by a bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz, reminding us why he won an Oscar for “Basterds”). Plainly noting, “I kill people and sell their corpses for cash,” Schultz enlists Django to help him track three nasties and put them down. Django’s a quick study, swiftly excelling his teacher in the art of killing. This initial mission is but prelude to Django’s one true purpose: to reunite with his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft (Kerry Washington), and free her from slavery. Taken with the mythic echoes of Siegfried and Brunnhilde, Schultz agrees to help Django, and they set off for Candyland, the Deep South plantation ruled with an iron fist by Calvin Candie (a Mephistophelean Leonardo DiCaprio). There, Candie subjects his male slaves to “Mandingo fighting” (the term a nod to the Ghost of Blaxploitation Past) and his female slaves to prostitution. Here, too, Tarantino introduces us to “house Negro” Stephen, expertly played to the hilt by Samuel L. Jackson. A shameful collaborationist who has learned to shuck and jive to thrive, Stephen cackles at Candie’s jokes and hovers over his

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shoulder obligingly. In these scenes, which also concern an elaborate ruse forcing Django to mistreat slaves, Tarantino thrillingly steps past the physical horrors and plain evil of slavery and into the moral complexities of this pre-Civil War war that also horribly pitted brother against brother. But Tarantino’s greater concern, as usual, is to entertain at all costs, so “Django Unchained� is content to turn into “Blazing Saddles� for five minutes (as it takes a Coen Brothers-esque swipe at the idiocy of the pre-KKK) and to feverishly indulge Tarantino’s favorite genre: the revenge picture. Like “Basterds,� the film arrives at an opportunity for vengeance in a bloodsport staged with hand-rubbing, lip-licking glee and the triumph of an end-zone dance. There’s a case to be made that blood-spattering revenge pictures, no matter how evil the villain, are cultural poison. But if this is what it takes to scandalize audiences with Don Johnson as a dyed-in-the-wool racist done up as Colonel Sanders, well, so be it. Rated R for strong graphic violence, a vicious fight, language and nudity. Two hours, 45 minutes.

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ence for everything, even the new family comedy “Parental Guidance.� With the Baby Boomer teaming no one was asking for — Billy Crystal and Bette Midler — melded to that most moribund of genres, rugrats “comedy,� I’m gonna call this one for grandparents babysitting grandkids. But it’s my job to provide a public service, like, say, a crossing guard or a guy paid to stand next to an open manhole and say, “Don’t fall in there.� There’s a scene in this picture during which — swear to God — Crystal and Midler bond with their high-strung, tech-savvy grandkids by forcing them out to the lawn to play Kick the Can. Well, there you go. Kick the Can would be infinitely more entertaining, and a heckuva lot cheaper than going to see this movie, and you didn’t even have to suffer through it to learn your lesson. No need to thank me: Merry Christmas! That scene and others would actually be bearable if every adult in the film weren’t an insufferable, self-absorbed, hateful idiot, which screenwriters Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse obviously see as a prerequisite for character arcs leading to redemption. Crystal and Midler (both sporting dye jobs) play Artie and Diane Decker, extra-annoying variations on their respective screen personas of irritable kvetcher and braying shopper-showgirl. Though their daughter Alice (Marisa Tomei) rues the thought, she enlists her parents in a pinch to take care of her kids (Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf) for a few days. So Artie and Diane move into the prototype smart house invented by Alice’s husband Phil (Tom Everett Scott) and begin having movie problems. Director Andy Fickman obligingly indulges every cliche in the family-film playbook: DayGlo food mess, broad ethnic stereotypes, and needlessly demeaning old jokes painting Artie as hopelessly out of touch. (This includes the requisite sequence in which he denies his age with a comically inappropriate costume: in this case, skater gear.) Formerly “de voice of the Fresno Grizzlies,� Artie proves more interested in sneakily scoring his dream job of broadcasting for the San Francisco Giants than he does in winning over his grandkids, while Diane proves her airheadedness by endorsing smoking and drinking to Alice’s 12-year-old. And yet, to Alice’s horror, Grandpa and Grandma know best, or at least better than struggling helicopter parents Alice and Phil. In one running joke, the kids robotically laugh, under parents’ orders, at Artie’s corny jokes. Audiences are under no such obligation. But “Parental Guidance� wins half a star for three seconds of sublime absurdity ripped out of a Marx Brothers movie: a crouching, facepainted Crystal answering a fuddyduddy’s musical question “Who brings a child to Tchaikovsky?� with the wild-eyed retort “Me! Voodoo Man!� Now, that’s comedy. All three seconds of it. Rated PG for some rude humor. One hour, 44 minutes. — Peter Canavese

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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. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (G) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Century 20: Wed. at 2 & 7 p.m. Anna Karenina (R) (( Aquarius Theatre: 2:15, 5:15 & 8:15 p.m. Argo (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 3:30 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 7:10 & 9:55 p.m. Because of Him (1946) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Mon. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 4:05 p.m. Can’t Help Singing (1944) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 7:30 p.m. Chasing Ice (PG-13) ((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 3, 5, 7 & 8:45 p.m. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 9:30 a.m.; In 3D at noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8:10 & 10:45 p.m. Century 20: 1:20 p.m.; In 3D at 11 a.m.; 3:40, 6, 8:20 & 10:40 p.m. Django Unchained (R) ((( Century 16: 9:40 & 11 a.m.; 1:20, 3, 5:20, 7, 9:30 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m.; 2:45, 6:25 & 10 p.m. The Guilt Trip (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10 a.m.; 12:50, 3:40, 6:40 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m.; 1:30, 4:35, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Hitchcock (PG-13) (( Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 10:10 a.m.; 2:10, 6:05 & 10:20 p.m.; In 3D at 9:30 & 11:40 a.m.; 1:20, 5:30, 7 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m.; 1:35, 2:35, 6:15, 9:10 & 10:10 p.m.; In 3D at 12:30, 4:10, 5:10 & 8:05 p.m. Hyde Park on Hudson (R) (( Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:30, 7:25 & 9:45 p.m. I’ll Be Yours (1947) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Sat.-Mon. at 5:45 & 9:10 p.m. Jack Reacher (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:35 a.m.; 12:40, 4:05, 7:30 & 10:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 & 11:45 a.m.; 1:20, 2:50, 4:20, 5:55, 7:25, 9 & 10:30 p.m. Lady on a Train (1945) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Fri. at 5:45 & 9:10 p.m. Les MisÊrables (2012) (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 9:30 & 11 a.m.; 1:10, 3, 5:10, 7, 9:10, 9:40 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 1, 3:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8 & 10:15 p.m. Life of Pi (PG) (((1/2 Century 20: 10:30 a.m.; In 3D at 1:45, 4:40, 7:40 & 10:35 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1 p.m.; In 3D at 4, 7 & 10 p.m. Lincoln (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 10:40 a.m.; 2:50, 6:30 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 3:35, 6:55 & 10:20 p.m. Monsters, Inc. (G) (((1/2 Century 16: 9:30 a.m.; In 3D at 11:55 a.m.; 2:20, 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m.; In 3D at 1, 3:25, 5:50 & 8:15 p.m. Parental Guidance (PG) 1/2 Century 16: 9:40 a.m.; 12:20, 3:20, 6:20 & 9:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m.; 2:30, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (PG) ((1/2 Century 20: 10:55 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; In 3D at 12:10, 2:40 & 8:55 p.m. Silver Linings Playbook (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 10 a.m.; 1, 4, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:50 & 10:35 p.m. Skyfall (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 9:45 a.m.; 12:55, 4:10, 7:25 & 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 12:45, 3:55, 7:20 & 10:30 p.m. Something in the Wind (1947) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Tue.-Thu. at 7:30 p.m. This Is 40 (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:35 a.m.; 12:50, 4, 7:30 & 10:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 12:55, 2:20, 4, 5:25, 7:05, 8:30 & 10:10 p.m. Up in Central Park (1948) (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed) Stanford Theatre: Tue.-Thu. at 5:50 & 9:15 p.m. Wreck-It Ralph (PG) ((( Century 20: 11:05 a.m.; 1:50 & 4:25 p.m. Zero Dark Thirty (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: Thu. at 12:01 a.m.

( Skip it (( Some redeeming qualities ((( A good bet (((( Outstanding Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CinĂŠArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456) Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (266-9260) Stanford: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700) Internet address: For show times, plot synopses, trailers and more information about films playing, go to PaloAltoOnline.com/movies


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STANFORD FOOTBALL

A step up from state title

LIN AN ALL-STAR? . . . The 62nd annual NBA All-Star Game will be played on Feb. 17, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston, which means Palo Alto High grad Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets won’t have to travel to watch the action. Most likely, Lin may not have to travel in order to BE in the action. Lin currently ranks No. 3 among vote-getters for the Western Conference backcourt. He trails only Kobe Bryant of the Lakers (977,444 votes) and Chris Paul of the Clippers (542,564). Lin had 496,133 votes as of Thursday morning and ranks ahead of teammate James Harden (283,691, Russell Westbrook (232,074), Steve Nash (166,262, Tony Parker (111,032), Ricky Rubio (96,466), Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors (78,380) and Manu Ginobili (70,813).

Saturday Women’s basketball: Connecticut at Stanford, 1 p.m.; ESPNU; KZSU (90.1 FM) Men’s basketball: Lafayette at Stanford, 7:30 p.m.; Pac-12 Networks; KNBR (1050 AM)

Tuesday College football: Stanford vs. Wisconsin; 1:30 p.m.; ESPN; KNBR (1050 AM)

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Palo Alto High grad Kevin Anderson (48) used to list the Vikings’ 2010 state championship as his special football moment, but that has been replaced by Stanford’s trip to the 2013 Rose Bowl game set for Tuesday.

El Camino Real to play football at Stanford, will be with his eighthranked Cardinal teammates getting ready for Stanford’s first appearance in the Rose Bowl in 13 years. “I never envisioned myself playing there, even though it has been a goal here all along,” Anderson said. “I’m definitely looking forward to it.” (continued on page 27)

Rose Bowl game leaves a lasting impression Former quarterbacks Plunkett, Husak recall their special day by Mark Soltau or only the fourth time since 1970, the Stanford football team is Rose Bowl-bound. Jim Plunkett and Todd Husak quarterbacked their respective teams in Pasadena — Plunkett in 1971 and Husak in 2000 — and have unique perspectives on the game, the atmosphere and the similarities between their clubs and the current Cardinal squad. “No. 1, going to the Rose Bowl was our goal when we got to Stanford,” said Plunkett, who engineered a 2717 upset over Ohio State and was named the game’s MVP. “They’d been absent for 16 years when I got there. That’s what we set out to do. Guys like Bob Moore, Jack Lasater, Randy Vataha, John Sande, and list goes on and on. We were all a year apart and trying to make Stanford a better football program. We worked hard, set our goals, and were very fortunate to achieve them.” What was the New Year’s Day experience like? “Up to that point, it was the most exciting day of my football career,” Plunkett said. “I can’t tell you how excited I was to be there playing in that game against a great Ohio State team. I keep telling this story, but if we had played them 10 times, they would have won nine of them. Our

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LUCK GOES LONG WAY . . . Stanford grad and current Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck set the record for yards passing by an NFL rookie when he threw for 123 in the first half of Sunday’s game against the host Kansas City Chiefs. Luck entered play 74 yards shy of Cam Newton’s mark of 4,051 yards. He surpassed it during a drive that ended with a field goal, giving the Colts a 13-3 halftime lead. Luck finished with 205 yards passing, which included the winning throw, a 7-yard scoring toss to Reggie Wayne in the fourth quarter. The Colts, 2-14 last year, clinched a playoff berth with the 20-13 victory over the Chiefs.

by Rick Eymer evin Anderson’s best football moment was helping Palo Alto High win the CIF Division I Bowl state championship game two years ago. On Tuesday, that’s about to change. Anderson, who stepped across the

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FAMILY AFFAIR . . . Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer already has Bonnie Samuelson on her roster and younger sister, Karlie, will be joining the Cardinal next season. By the time Bonnie departs, Stanford could have a third Samuelson, Katie Lou, on The Farm. That scenario certainly is possible and would give Stanford plenty of outside shooting for years to come. While Karlie is a senior at Mater Dei in Orange County, Katie Lou is just a sophomore on the same team. Both combined talents last weekend to help Matei Dei win the top bracket at the Nike Tournament of Champions event in Phoenix, Ariz. In a 96-74 victory over previously unbeaten River Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), the No. 5-ranked team in the nation according to MaxPreps, Karlie Samuelson scored 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Katie Lou tallied 27 points. The sisters wound up sharing Most Valuable Player honors.

Palo Alto High grad Anderson has a new best football moment

For Jim Plunkett, the ‘71 Rose Bowl was the highlight of his career at that point. guys played as well as we possibly could. We weren’t to be denied that day.” Plunkett played for John Ralston, who would coach Stanford to another Rose Bowl win the following year against Michigan behind the late quarterback Don Bunce. Husak played for Tyrone Willingham. “For me, it was playing in a game that I had watched on TV every year,” said Husak, a Southern California native. “It was a tradition. Not just for my family, but I think

For Todd Husak, the 2000 Rose Bowl game is something he’ll always remember.

families around the country. I think that’s why it’s so special for a lot of Stanford guys from the East or Midwest who probably did not attend the game, but might have been home in the snow watching it, seeing the sunny skies and beautiful California weather. There is so much history and a tremendous atmosphere with the fans. To walk out in front of that crowd is special and something I will always remember.” Husak’s Cardinal team put up a strong fight against heavily-favored

Wisconsin before falling, 17-9. “We were such tremendous underdogs going into that game,” Husak said. “It will be a little different this time around. Wisconsin was a strong team with a Heisman Trophy running back in Ron Dayne. I think people expected them to come in and roll over us. There wasn’t the pressure or focus on Stanford as a team.” This year’s Stanford team has (continued on page 28)

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It’s more than just No. 1 vs. 2 UConn at Stanford women features a showdown of ‘frenemies’ by Rick Eymer hiney Ogwumike and Bria Hartley share a friendship that transcends basketball. They’ve worn the same USA uniform and played together for various U.S. Junior National teams in addition to playing against each other in AAU and college competition. When the two junior All-American players take the court Saturday for No. 1 Stanford’s nonconference game with No. 2 Connecticut at Maples Pavilion, Ogwumike said they will be “frenemies.” For the third time in the past four years, Stanford (11-0) and Connecticut (10-0) meet as the top two teams in the country. The game, to be televised on ESPNU at 1 p.m., has been sold out for over a week. Stanford remained undefeated thanks to last Saturday’s 73-60 win at Tennessee, in which Ogwumike scored 21 points and grabbed 19 rebounds and earned the Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. The Cardinal men (8-4) also play Saturday, hosting Lafayette (5-9) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets remain available for the nightcap, which will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks. “Bria is one of my closest friends in life,” Ogwumike said Thursday. “We’ve played the same AAU Nike circuit and developed a friendly rivalry. With USA, I always competed with her and always had so much fun.” Being in the same recruiting class, they often spoke with each other during the process. They thought they might play together before deciding on their respective schools. “We talked about how great it would be to play together,” Ogwumike said. “We have different interests, of course. We’re friends everywhere except on the basketball court when we play each other. That’s when we’re best frenemies.” Hartley said that once they step on the court, it’s all about winning. “We’re both competitive,” she said. “Before and after the game we’ll still talk and laugh.” There’s plenty at stake when two of the women’s heavyweights square off beside the No. 1 ranking. Two years ago Stanford snapped the Huskies’ NCAA-record 90-game winning streak with a 71-57 victory at Maples Pavilion. “Any loss is frustrating and that one stuck with us,” Huskies’ senior guard Kelly Faris said. “We all thought we were unstoppable and that opened our eyes. I want to leave here with a different feeling and a lot better record.” The Cardinal brings an 82-game home winning streak into Saturday’s

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t has been a very busy year for Palo Alto’s Lily Zhang, who is quickly rising to the top of the table tennis world. The 16-year-old Palo Alto High junior started the year by making the U.S. Olympic team and later competing in the London Games. Just this month, she competed at the World Junior Championships and U.S. Championships, just a few days apart. Zhang capped her best year yet in the sport by winning her first U.S. National women’s singles championship on Saturday in Las Vegas. She also earned a silver medal in doubles. ‘It was really a great moment,” Zhang said Thursday morning of her first U.S. Championship title at the senior level. “For the past three months I’ve been working really hard with my coaches, so the hard work paid off.” Zhang won three preliminary matches leading up to the finals, where she defeated fellow 2012 Olympian and former training partner, April Hsing of San Jose, 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9. The victory avenged Zhang’s loss to Hsing in the same title match in 2011. “I was happy to avenge that loss,”

Zhang said. “We both were expecting us to be in the finals.” Hsing was seeded No. 2 and Zhang No. 4. The top seed was Jasna Rather, Zhang’s doubles partner. She was upset in an earlier round by No. 5 seed Erica S. Wu. Zhang then topped Wu in the semifinals. In addition to the gold in singles and the silver in doubles, Zhang lost in the semifinals in Mixed Doubles, lost in the semifinals in the Girls’ 21-under singles and finished second in the Jr. Girls Teams. All that action was spread over five days, just one day after a long plane flight from India. Just a few days before the U.S. Championships got under way, Zhang was busy at the World Junior Championships from Dec. 9-16 in Hyderabad. Zhang made the quarterfinals of Under 18 Girls’ Singles, regarded as probably the best showing of a U.S. junior at the World Junior Championships. In reaching the quarterfinals, Zhang knocked off the No. 5 seed (Bernadette Szocs of Romania) and No. 6 seed (Petrissa Solja of Germany), before losing to the No. 4 seed (Gu Rouchen of China). “Both were really big tournaments,” said Zhang. “Both were really good experiences for me.” N

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Palo Alto High junior Lily Zhang won her first U.S. Championships title in women’s singles at the senior level last weekend in Las Vegas.

Chiney Ogwumike (13) scored six points her freshman year during Stanford’s 71-59 upset of then-No. 1 UConn. The teams will meet again Saturday in Maples Pavilion, this time Stanford is No. 1. contest, a streak that Connecticut would love to end. Stanford’s last home loss was to Florida State in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2007. “To end their streak is not why we came out here,” Faris said. “Sure, we want to win and the streak is in the back of our minds, but you just hope you learn from it. The whole streak thing — if you’re focusing on that you’re focusing on the wrong thing.” The Huskies are 13-3 in games featuring the nation’s top two teams, including a 3-0 record against Stanford, all three when the Cardinal was ranked second. Connecticut is 4-5 all-time against the No. 1 team, including 2-4 on the road. The Huskies have lost their last three games against the topranked team, including Stanford in 2005. They have not won on the road against a No. 1 team since 2004, at Tennessee. Stanford is 6-7 in its all-time series with the Huskies, including 3-0 at Maples Pavilion. The Huskies also visited in 1988, 1993 (when ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo was playing for UConn) and 2010. “We’re not going to get on a plane and fly 3,000 miles just to play anybody,” Huskies’ coach Geno Auriemma said. “We’re here to play Stanford. For the three freshmen and three sophomores who play a lot, this is an important game for them win or lose.” The Cardinal is 1-7 in games featuring the nation’s top two teams, with its only win coming against Alabama in 1996 at Maples Pavilion. The Huskies represent the second time a No. 1 vs. No. 2 match-up will be held at Maples Pavilion.

“We’re excited to get back at it,” Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer said. “There couldn’t be a better way to get it restarted than with UConn. The last time UConn played here, the word electric would describe it.” While Stanford plays well at home, Ogwumike said it would be a mistake to expect to win. “You have to work to win,” Ogwumike said. “Every year you get new players and the streak is different for them. For me it’s like being back in a comfort zone here at home. It is sort of a relief to be at Maples.” The men’s team is probably thinking the same thing. Stanford is 5-1 at home this year and is coming off its first true road win last Friday, a 70-68 victory at Northwestern. Josh Huestis stepped up with a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds in the victory, while walk-on freshman guard Robbie Lemons made his first career start and added 12 points, all on 3-pointers. The emergence of Lemons gives the Cardinal a lot of depth in the backcourt, while Huestis’ ability to fill in when Dwight Powell (8 points on 4 of 12 shooting and 6 rebounds) has a rare off night will also prove important as the season progresses. Powell continues to lead the team in scoring with his 14.9 average. Chasson Randle, who leads the team with 41 assists, is next at 13.6. Huestis averages 9.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and leads the team with 30 blocked shots. Lafayette is coming off a 75-60 loss to Minnesota, a team that also beat Stanford. The Leopards have three players who hail from Northern California. N


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Stanford (11-2) and Wisconsin (8-5) meet in Pasadena for the 99th Rose Bowl on January 1, 2013, with a scheduled kickoff of 2 p.m. (PT) on ESPN. Anderson, a redshirt freshman, won’t be some sideline observer either. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound outside linebacker, worked his way into the rotation and has been contributing to Stanford’s defensive success all year. Anderson has appeared in all 13 games as a special teams player and a linebacker. He recorded two sacks among his seven tackles on the year, helping the Cardinal lead the nation in sacks (56, a 4.31 average per game), and tackles for a loss (120, 9.31 average). Stanford ranks third in rushing defense (87.69), 14th in scoring defense (17.46) and 21st in total defense (338.92). Anderson has had a hand in all of it. “We all take pride in being the best at what we do,� Anderson said. “What we do best is rush and play defense. We take it play by play.� Anderson plays alongside linebackers Shayne Skov, Chase Thomas, Trent Murphy, Jarek Lancaster, A.J. Tarpley, Alex Debniak and James Vaughters to form one of the toughest, most cohesive units in the country. Thomas and Murphy were named first team All-Pac-12 selections and Murphy was named a third team All-American by Associated Press. “We always say we have 22 guys who can play on defense,� Murphy said. “Our four outside linebackers (Thomas, Murphy, Debniak and Anderson) could play at any university. We help each other out and can talk about what we see.� The four outside backers combined for 23 1/2 sacks and 38 1/2 tackles for a loss. Murphy led the team in both categories with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss. Anderson added a pass break-

up, a pass deflection and a forced fumble to his resume. Not bad for a guy who came to Stanford as a defensive end. “I was moved to linebacker right away,� said Anderson, whose biggest adjustment was dropping back into pass coverage. “I had to work hard to get stronger and I think I’m more suited as an outside linebacker.� Anderson had no illusions when he arrived at Stanford in the fall of 2011, just after the Cardinal was victorious in its visit to the Orange Bowl, its second appearance in a BCS bowl game since the inception of the BCS for the 1998 season. “I figured I would come in, work hard and play when a spot opened up,� said Anderson, who spent an informative year on the scout team and eventually earning the Greg Piers Team Award for outstanding contributions to Stanford’s scout team. Anderson calls himself more of a football fan than a fan of any specific team, perhaps a politically correct way to stay in good graces with parents who graduated from California. Anderson was born at Stanford Hospital and has not strayed too far. Former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, a Palo Alto grad himself, told him as a junior he would be offered. Scout.com listed him as the nation’s 41st best defensive end prospect as a senior. “The No. 1 thing was how good the school was academically,� said Anderson, who could have played right away at a number of other colleges. “It came down to how well I liked the coaches and the players and how good the team was.� With the Orange Bowl trophy in hand, and Andrew Luck returning for another year, Anderson’s decision was made easy. He’s been part of Stanford history, three consecutive 11-plus win seasons and a third straight BCS bowl game. This one, the grandaddy of them all. “It’s exciting,� Anderson said. “Last year I was on the scout team

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No Mickey Mouse affair as Stanford prepares for Rose Bowl

by Dave Kiefer tanford’s charter plane touched down in sunny Los Angeles at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday. But the Cardinal did not truly arrive for the Rose Bowl Game until that afternoon when coach David Shaw and several players burst through the entrance to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. To the strains of “All Right Now,” played by middle-aged men in traditional band uniforms, the Stanford contingent was greeted by fans, executives, the Rose Queen, and even Mickey Mouse -- whom linebacker Chase Thomas greeted with a bear hug. It may not be chiseled in stone, not even at the Matterhorn, but it yet it seems to be fact that the Rose Bowl Game would not seem real without a trip to Disneyland. For Stanford, this was its first such visit since 1999 and the second in 42 years. And, even though Stanford is playing in its third consecutive BCS bowl, there’s nothing like the Rose Bowl. To Stanford, this is its Super Bowl, the game the team annually strives to reach. “The fact that we earned this bowl

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based on winning our conference definitely makes it even more special,” Thomas said. “Just for the name — the Granddaddy of Them All -- this is where you want to be,” safety Ed Reynolds said. “It’s the biggest and greatest bowl you could want to go to for a college football player.”

The Rose Bowl matches what may be the two best running backs in the nation in Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, the 2012 Doak Walker Award winner to the top collegiate running back and 2011 Heisman finalist. Taylor, Stanford’s all-time leading rusher, has not received the awards or honors of Ball, but has just as impressive to many, including his teammates. “Montee Ball’s an incredible play-

Quarterbacks (continued from page 25)

2012 STANFORD HIGHLIGHTS Pac-12 Conference champion N A third straight BCS bowl appearance N A third straight 11-win season N A three-year record of 34-5 N Five wins over ranked opponents (most in FBS) N Wins over AP No. 1 & and No. 2 teams in regular season (first team to do that since 2000) N Improving school record of 46 straight weeks ranked in the AP Top 25 N Nation’s No. 1 team in sacks & tackles for loss; No. 3 in rushing defense N

the job these guys have done. Now, if they don’t win a game or if it’s even close, you kind of say, `What’s going on?’ You expect them to go to a bowl game every year, and that’s a good feeling.” Said Husak, “They did something no other team in Stanford history has done: beat four straight ranked

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been characterized by a power running game and stout defense that leads the nation in sacks and tackles for losses. It has proven resilient, winning many tight games, and athletic sophomore Kevin Hogan has emerged as a clutch quarterback who finds ways to win. He is unbeaten in four starts. “As far as offering advice to a guy like Kevin Hogan, I’m sure he gets enough advice from the people around him,” said Plunkett, who, in 1970, received Stanford’s only Heisman Trophy. “I’ve seen him keep Stanford in the game time after time with his play. “At times, he’s electrifying the way he can run around and make big plays when they’re needed. And that’s what it takes. Sometimes you get outplayed and face a team that’s doing a pretty good job, but you fight and scratch and find a way to come out on top. That’s what’s important.” Husak, who works with fellow Stanford graduate Dave Flemming on all Stanford football radio broadcasts, said the only advice he would give Hogan is to soak up the Rose Bowl. “Enjoy being a part of all the events and focus on preparing and winning the game,” he said. “As great as that experience was for me, losing that game left a sour taste in all the mouths of all the Stanford guys that played in it.” Like Husak, Plunkett will attend the game and root hard for Hogan and the Cardinal. Both are unabashed in the pride they feel for Stanford football. “These guys worked hard and accomplished a great deal in the last three years, starting with (Jim) Harbaugh and David Shaw (Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football),” said Plunkett. “I feel tremendous pride in

er,” Stanford center Sam Schwartzstein said. “He’s had one of the most impressive careers in ever to grace the running back position. But I think Stepfan is the best player in the country: offense, defense, special teams, across the board. “He does the seen and unseen things that make a great running back -- pass protection, catching the ball out of the backfield and he doesn’t wait for anybody else to make the big play. He decides when the big play is going to happen.” Ball has more yards rushing (1,730) and touchdowns (21) than Taylor (1,499 and 14). But Taylor also has 38 catches to Ball’s nine. **** Taylor refuses to get caught up in any personal challenge of trying to outplay Ball. “I really can’t think that way,” Taylor said. “If I do that, I’m going to hurt my teammates. I’m not going to go out there play for my stats. I owe it to my team to give then 100 percent of my focus and concentration to win this game.” **** Wisconsin likes the power running game, and Stanford likes the

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power running game. Something has got to give. “It’s a matter of which team is going to execute better,” Schwartzstein said. “We need to execute like we’re performing surgery, you’ve got to have that precision. That’s how we want to do it and that’s how we’re going to try to attack these guys.” **** Thomas is willing to concede to Wisconsin — in the Beef Bowl last night at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. “Wisconsin’s got some big boys,” he said. “They’ll probably win that one.” **** Is this the best defense in Stanford history? For a team that set a school record for sacks (56) and intercepted 14 passes while holding opponents to 17.5 points per game in an era of no-huddle, spread offenses, it could be true. “If you ask any of us, we would take on any Stanford defense put in front of us,” Reynolds said. “We do a very good job at what makes defenses great, which is sacks, causing turnovers, getting off the field on third down, and minimizing an

offense’s capacity to do what it does best.” **** Despite the good feelings about winning the Pac-12 title and reaching the Rose Bowl, the work is not done. Last season’s 41-38 overtime loss to Oklahoma State at the Fiesta Bowl has not been forgotten. “We’ve still got a chip on our shoulder,” Thomas said. “It carries over from last year’s bowl game, not being able to close that one out. We definitely know that feeling of losing. It doesn’t sit well with us.” **** There are challenges to playing Wisconsin that go beyond Ball. “Montee is the Doak Walker Award winner, he’s earned that right,” Reynolds said. “But they have a couple of other guys that run their Wildcat and their fly sweeps. They get you focused on the run and then they get you with a play-action over the top. That’s how they beat you. They kind of just grind you out.” N (Dave Kiefer is a member of the Stanford Media Relations Department)

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Pac-12’s No. 1 scoring defense N Two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year; Paul “Bear” Bryant and Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year finalist David Shaw N Unanimous All-American and Mackey Award finalist TE Zach Ertz N School career rushing leader RB Stepfan Taylor N Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist OLB Chase Thomas N Consensus All-American OT/ OG David Yankey N AFCA Academic Achievement Award (100 percent GSR) N

teams to clinch the Pac-12 championship and go to the Rose Bowl. Not just that, but what the program has done is re-set the bar. Now the expectations are so high each and every year, it’s become a top-five program in the country.” More importantly to Plunkett, Stanford hasn’t taken any shortcuts or compromised its high academic standards. “It goes to show you what can be accomplished here at Stanford,” he said. “There’s a bunch of good kids out there and they do a great job of representing Stanford. We (wife, Gerry) live vicariously through Stanford football and all the other sports they have at Stanford. I couldn’t be prouder of a bunch of guys.” Husak agreed. “As Coach Shaw said the other day: Kids don’t have to choose football over education,” said Husak. “You can get the best education in the country, win a conference championship and play in a BCS game. I think that’s an incredible achievement by everybody involved.” N Mark Soltau writes for Stanford Athletics/gostanford.com

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HOME SALES

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks.

East Palo Alto 228 Daphne Way X. Ma to I. Villeda for $400,000 on 11/16/12; previous sale 7/01, $443,500

Los Altos 1040 Covington Road Sloane Trust to Gholamreza Trust for $1,470,000 on 11/29/12 4388 El Camino Real #39 Chang Trust to Los Altos Real Estate for $925,000 on 11/29/12; previous sale 7/09, $765,000 151 Giffin Road Altaya Ventures to P. Ranganathan for $1,900,000 on 11/30/12; previous sale 9/01, $742,000 1259 Heritage Court Lemson Trust to A. & L. Shukhman for $1,498,000 on 11/30/12 1002 Mercedes Ave. Matte Trust to S. Hesarsorkh for $1,290,000 on 11/30/12 858 Riverside Drive Jaffe Trust to G. Salamander for $2,545,000 on 11/29/12; previous sale 7/05, $2,285,000 437 Tyndall St. Camoria Company to M. Palmer for $1,027,500 on 11/30/12; previous sale 2/00, $250,000

Menlo Park 180 Loyola Ave. D. Butler to M. Albrecht for $799,000 on 11/20/12 1875 Oak Ave. R. & S. Lewis to R. Morris for $1,689,000 on 11/19/12; previous sale 6/02, $1,381,000 1843 Santa Cruz Ave. Kalua Trust to M. & M. Demoss for $1,080,000 on 11/16/12 945 Siskiyou Drive Kirkwood Trust to C. McKee for $1,890,000 on 11/16/12

Mountain View 543 Calderon Ave. S. Sevey to Harding Trust for $1,000,000 on 11/30/12; previous sale 6/05, $850,000 147 Gladys Ave. Shustek-Dubinsky Trust to Y. Gu for $690,000 on 11/28/12; previous sale 12/01, $485,000 400 Ortega Ave. #203 M. Joshi to L. Lin for $381,000 on 11/28/12 255 S. Rengstorff Ave. #2 Moos Trust to N. Borisov for $378,000 on 11/29/12; previous sale 6/11, $343,500 255 S. Rengstorff Ave. #126 K. Deleon to A. Munoz for $385,000 on 11/30/12 1963 Rock St. #26 Trustway Investments to M. Prudhomme for $742,000 on 11/29/12; previous sale 3/05, $630,000 101 Tyrella Court N. PetersBrown to Oran Trust for $799,000 on 11/29/12; previous sale 8/90,

$334,000 3380 Villa Robleda Drive Jelavich Trust to H. Leung for $1,406,000 on 11/29/12

Palo Alto 333 Byron St. Zander Trust to R. Goe for $1,550,000 on 11/28/12 325 Channing Ave. #112 Scigliano Trust to G. Scigliano for $509,000 on 11/30/12; previous sale 5/05, $1,500,000 545 Fulton St. C. Guta to D. Hoffman for $580,000 on 11/28/12; previous sale 1/00, $300,000 693 Greer Road S. & J. Klee to S. Bourbonnais for $1,075,000 on 11/30/12 3874 Mumford Place Damskey Trust to J. Pan for $1,626,000 on 11/30/12 901 Van Auken Circle Drake Trust to X. Gu for $1,280,000 on 11/28/12

Portola Valley 128 Escobar Road Khatod Trust to R. & A. Khatod for $2,170,000 on 11/20/12 11 Linaria Way Jensen Trust to J. Welser for $2,189,000 on 11/15/12

Redwood City 1002 Alameda De Las Pulgas Ferreira Trust to H. Horii for $750,000 on 11/16/12; previous sale 8/99, $415,500 539 Anchor Circle J. & C. Ortez to L. Lau for $841,000 on 11/20/12; previous sale 5/83, $140,000 360 Encina Ave. R. Beeson to Manning Trust for $650,000 on 11/20/12; previous sale 12/09, $647,500 4000 Farm Hill Blvd. #102 Bank of America to L. Bender for $350,000 on 11/20/12 551 Hillside Road M. Blucher to J. Fisher for $695,000 on 11/16/12 520 Hurlingame Ave. Citibank to R. & V. Kutuzov for $260,000 on 11/15/12; previous sale 2/06, $475,000 1146 Lyons St. Johnson Trust to J. & K. Thoene for $695,000 on 11/16/12 1143 Oliver St. Joslet Trust to Becker Trust for $671,000 on 11/20/12 36 Woodhill Drive Boyle Trust to W. & L. Gerson for $2,055,000 on 11/20/12; previous sale 1/87, $535,000

BUILDING PERMITS Palo Alto 4101 El Camino Way B. King, demolish wall and floor interior, $n/a 4161 Oakhill Ave. B. Bakhtegan, backup generator, $5,000 170 N. California Ave. M. Wiedemann, demolish swimming pool, $n/a 3012 Ross Road S. Crothers, remove and install new trusses, reroof entire property, $22,600 1125 University Ave. H. and A. Frahn, add patio, upgrade electrical service, $47,600

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SALES AT A GLANCE

East Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $400,000 Highest sales price: $400,000

Total sales reported: 6 Lowest sales price: $509,000 Highest sales price: $1,626,000

Los Altos

Portola Valley

Total sales reported: 7 Lowest sales price: $925,000 Highest sales price: $2,545,000

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $2,170,000 Highest sales price: $2,189,000

Menlo Park

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $799,000 Highest sales price: $1,890,000

Total sales reported: 9 Lowest sales price: $260,000 Highest sales price: $2,055,000

Mountain View

Source: California REsource

Total sales reported: 8 Lowest sales price: $378,000 Highest sales price: $1,406,000

634 Everett St. D. Desbard, construct detached garage, $n/a 2927 South Court E. Gokcek, replace windows, upgrade kitchen counters, $8,000 840 E. Meadow Drive T. Rogers, replace kitchen cabinets, $14,000 985 Paradise Way S. Chu, replace cabinets, $23,000 936 N. California Ave. N. Kaposhilin, enclose covered porch, remodel kitchen, $42,000 817 Wintergreen Way K. Forssell, remodel kitchen, upgrade electrical service, relocate furnace, replace roof, $38,000 3375 Hillview Ave. Stanford Hospital & Clinics, install two mass spectrometers, $230,000 811 Chimalus Drive J. Tam, addition and remodel, $n/a 1294 Hamilton Ave. R. Maltzman, conversion of existing two-car garage into a single-car garage and home office, $12,693 2898 South Court K. Kam, add master bedroom suite, $57,000 1032 Forest Ave. Knoblock., new swimming pool, $56,000 765 Moreno Leary, new swimming pool, $51,650 140 University Ave. C. Kennen, demolition, $n/a 959 Addison Ave. R. Villarreal, new in-ground 440-sq.-ft. pool and spa, $75,000 4217 Pomona Ave. A. Saxena, install wall surround, new tub liner and replace valve, $7,785 212 Homer Ave. J. Cross, construct new conference room, $45,000 456 University Ave. Palo Alto Theater Corp., interior demolition of partition walls, $n/a; modify interior walls, replace stairs, new restroom, $1,811,732 2651 South Court J. Xinrong, demo house, $514 1851 Park Blvd. P. Wisowaty, twostory addition, $182,279 883 Warren Way Y. Chehade, add 1,288 sq. ft. living space, re-roof, relocate main electrical panel, $222,000 2651 South Court Y. Cao, new two-story single-family residence, $441,000; detached one-car garage, $10,700; accessory building, $19,400 375 Tioga Court K. Jeffrey, residential addition (256 sq ft) to expand bathrooms and bedroom, remodel living/dining room/kitchen, $4,925 753 Colorado Ave. A. Wang, construct a new two-story single-family residence, $521,000 660 Palo Alto Ave. V. Szczerba, install underground gas line, outdoor kitchen and firepit, $3,500 824 Seale Ave. A. Dubin, landscape and pergola, $7,490 281 Iris J. Antonow, add lights in living and dining room, replace five existing windows, $5500 1530 Page Mill Road Equity Office, add card reader doors,

$16,000 265 Homer Ave. D. Savello, residential addition and remodel, $35,251 2110 Cornell M. Malwacd, complete interior remodel, $178,000 440 Olive Ave. B. Klein, Shotcrete exterior wall at front of residence, $9,500 738 Homer M. Malingri, remodel kitchen and bath, $20,000 328 Middlefield Road J. Xu, new one-story house, $359,372; new one-car garage, $10,963 130 Iris Way J. Xu, new two-story single family house, $414,033; onecar garage, $11,005 708 Maplewood Ave. E. Nio, addition/remodel, $93,220 840 Emerson St. B. Butler, Whole Foods, exterior ADA barrier removal/tenant improvement; level existing accessible parking stalls/ patio work, $n/a 160 Homer St. B. Butler, exterior ADA barrier removal/tenant improvement; level existing accessible parking stalls/patio work, $30,000 774 Emerson St. B. Butler, ADA barrier removal; new customer service/coffee/condiments/olive bar/ salad bar counters, $149,500 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford University, construct temporary valet parking lot for hospital patients and visitors, $99,000 555 Hamilton Ave. H. Webster, replace four existing heat pumps with new units, $98,000 177 Lundy Lane T. Henriksen, cosmetic remodeling, new tile, sink, tub of two bathrooms, $16,000 4043 Ben Lomond Ave. L. Friedman, repair vehicle damage to garage wall at family room, $5,000 721 Ensign Way S. Weiss, interior remodel: kitchen, laundry, wine room; exterior changes: skylight, kitchen window, $67,000 1501 Page Mill Road Hewlett Packard, revise east face to stucco finish where tile is failing, $97,000 3375 Hillview Ave. Stanford Hospital & Clinics, add one fume hood to existing lab space, $58,952 1245 Hamilton Ave. S. Kornfeld, add bathroom on second floor, $22,874 4156 Crosby Court T. Lawyer, bathroom and closet remodel, $16,000 2300 Geng Road Equity Office Properties, add one sink and water heater, $n/a 4010 Ben Lomond Drive Bhat, extend existing gas line, $n/a 754 Palo Alto Ave. D. Warner, foundation repair at single-story home, $22,500 2645 Middlefield Road H Lynn, tenant improvement, no structural, no exterior, $90,000 851 Seale Drive L. Tsui, remodel two bathrooms, kitchen, $25,000 2105 Emerson St. D. Carter, kitchen remodel and addition guest and bath to second floor, $245,000

635 Marion Ave. G. Staal, relocate 757 sq ft single-story cottage over foundation (from 645 Marion Ave.), $15,000; one-car detached garage, $18,760 868 Northampton Drive P. Eliana, repair water lines in master bathroom, new exterior water lines, $n/a 152 Lois Lane M. Lennig, replace one window with aluminum double pane, $2,800 100 Hamilton Ave. Suite 130 BVK Hamilton Ave LLC, tenant improvement, demo/build non-structural partitions, new carpet, paint and light fixture, $99,000 1550 Mariposa Ave. S. Lada, onestory addition for new master suite, family room and existing residence remodel, $250,000 248 Hamilton Ave. F. Lijebarel, exterior facade changes, stucco color coat, new entry doors, $15,000

Menlo Park 1249 Hoover St. Hoover Associates, multifamily residential re-roof, $14,500 317 Pope St. S. Barnard, install 40A/240V circuit, $900 365 Cotton St. R. Lorenz, demolish detached garage, $1,200 1074 Laurel St. HSA Design and Development LLC, re-roof, $13,500 280 Linfield Drive S. Soffer, reroof, $18,000 740 Windsor Drive Limo LLC, demolish single-family residence, $8,000 800 El Camino Real Menlo Stations Development, commercial tenant improvement to third floor, $1,700,000 165 Garland Drive R. & S. Day, 3,918-sq.-ft. two-story residence, $783,600 309 Yale Road E. Paruszewski, interior remodel, detached garage with office, $50,000 2130 Sharon Road D. Kennelly, bath remodel, termite repair in bathroom, $4,000 1830 Oakdell Drive K. Kraemer, re-roof detached garage, $3,200; re-roof house, $12,800 1975 Avy Ave. S. Gilbert, bathroom remodel, $8,000 333 Ravenswood Ave. Stanford Research Institute, install roof screen along HVAC Unit on second floor of building G, $52,713 2319 Loma Prieta Lane P. Katz, water heater, $2,700 2025 Santa Cruz Ave. S. Zomorrodi, demolish residence, $15,000 4085 Campbell Ave. Campbell Menlo LLC, construction of a new two-story, 55,000-sq.-ft. office building, plus site improvements, $7,437,366 340 Santa Monica Ave. K. Chan, re-roof, $9,800 205 Hanna Way R. Eustace, nine new lights, four receptacles, $20,000


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Happy New Year! From The Alan Canas Team

Is a new home on your agenda for 2013? We Provide Real Estate Services You Can Trust - Because where you live - matters. How do we do this? By making your real estate transaction process transparent to you, thus providing a positive, comfortable home buying or selling experience. Our team works hard to keep an open line of communication in order to circumvent challenges, changes and time line issues that often arise. We manage expectations and we care. We want to be your real estate team.

Call us today and you will understand why our proven team approach works. We believe in the concept that where YOU live matters to us.

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