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Vol. XXXV, Number 18


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NHome Sheet mulching: Growing healthy soil

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NSports Stanford men’s basketball rolls over Cal

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Despite financial risks, golf course revamp moves ahead Palo Alto City Council gives environmental clearance to $9.5 million project by Gennady Sheyner


hen Palo Alto officials first proposed in 2011 a dramatic reconfiguration of the city’s golf course in the Baylands, the main goal was to accommodate flood victims, not golfers looking for a richer experience on the links. The plan was to rebuild levees

around the volatile San Francisquito Creek and widen the channel, thereby reducing the flood threat to the vulnerable downstream area that got soaked in the flood of 1998. Accommodating the new levees would require the city to reconfigure about six holes on the golf course.

Since then, the golf-course project has taken on a life of its own, expanding far beyond flood control. Over the past year, the City Council has enthusiastically expanded the reconstruction of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course to include all 18 holes as well as a new irrigation system, restroom, golf-cart paths, a “youth golf area,” room for up to five athletic playing fields and a reduction of irrigated turf from 135 to 81 acres.

On Monday, as the ambitious golf course overhaul received its final approval from the City Council, members learned that the very flood-control effort that inspired the golf-course project may end up delaying it, with potentially costly ramifications. Rob de Geus, assistant director of the Community Services Department, said the city has been losing about $100,000 in revenues a month as it prepares the golf course for the renovation. A

construction delay of a year could cost about $1 million, he said. In a letter to the city earlier this month, an official from the regulatory San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board voiced concerns about approving the golf-course reconfiguration, arguing that doing so would preclude possible design changes for the downstream flood project. The latter project is being ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iʣή


Survey shows angst about development Palo Alto launches ‘community conversation’

called Synagro, would basically export all three waste streams that the city is hoping to treat locally. Synagro has as its major partner GreenWaste, the city’s current waste hauler. Under its proposal, biosolids would be shipped to a facility in Merced County, about 100 miles away from Palo Alto. The other two proposals would each utilize “wet anaerobic digestion,” the type of technology most supporters of Measure E had advocated for and that had been identified as the most promising alternative by a task force that the city had commissioned in 2011 to study the issue. The process involves breaking down organic waste inside an airtight facility to

by Gennady Sheyner alo Alto residents are feeling rosy these days when it comes to jobs and personal fortunes, but smiles quickly turn to frowns when the subjects of parking and new development are brought up, a new survey indicates. The National Citizens Survey, compiled by the National Research Center and the International City/ County Management Association, in many ways reflects the growing pains Palo Alto officials have been grappling with over the past year — too much traffic, not enough parking and new developments that get widely blamed for exacerbating these trends. In response to widespread community criticism, the City Council adopted on Saturday “comprehensive land use planning and action” as one of its top priorities for 2014. The first bit of action took place on Monday night, when the council suspended the controversial “planned community” zoning, which allows developers to get zoning exemptions in exchange for public benefits, and agreed to reform it. The council also approved on Monday night a new campaign called “Our Palo Alto,” which aims to get residents involved in a conversation about the city’s long-term future and reach out to people who don’t typically attend council meetings. Planning Director Hillary Gitelman called the new initiative “an opportunity to engage in a community conversation but also take action and lay




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Is it spring already? Cherry blossoms are blooming on Center Avenue in Palo Alto in early February. But, just to put things in perspective, this year’s Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is set for mid-April in San Francisco. Not sure there will be any blossoms left.


Palo Alto to weigh differing visions for composting City Council to hold study session on topic Monday night by Gennady Sheyner


ore than a year after Palo Alto voters approved a plan to set aside 10 acres in the Baylands for a possible composting plant, the future of waste management remains very much up in the air, with three companies proposing disparate visions for disposing of local food

scraps, yard trimmings and biosolid waste. The three visions, which the City Council will discuss Monday night, are a response to a request for proposals the city issued last April, five months after voters passed Measure E. The measure “undedicated” 10 acres

of Byxbee Park, making the land available for a waste-to-energy plant. Proponents of the measure argued that the city should keep its composting local rather than export it to another community, as has been Palo Alto’s practice since after the city closed down its Byxbee Park landfill in 2011. Another major goal of the effort was to retire the obsolete incinerators that currently burn the city’s biosolid waste, aka sewage sludge, and that are viewed by every side in the debate as an embarrassing blot on the city’s environmentalist record. Only two of the three proposals, however, would keep composting local and take advantage of the Measure E land. The third one, which came from a company

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Our local real estate market is poised for continued growth as the economic recovery enters its fourth year, and there are positive elements in play that provide some reasons for optimism and dispel worries about a bubble market. 1) Interest rates may see some increases but will remain relatively low, which keeps mortgage payments low and affordable. In many instances, it is cheaper to buy a new home than it is to rent. 2) Unemployment is inching down. 3) Buyers are making larger down payments than in the past when purchasing new properties. This will help prevent a bubble market, as buyers with more money invested are much less likely to walk away from their properties in the event of a downturn. Ongoing headwinds include limited inventory conditions and stringent

mortgage standards, both of which are expected to continue. Inventory has been at record low levels and demand from buyers will continue to be strong. The supply and demand rule will affect home prices and home prices will reach new records. As interest rates rise to their traditional levels, generally between 5% and 7%, you can expect prices to stabilize. Silicon Valley will continue to outperform the rest of the state. Our local housing market will continue to be strong in 2014, reflecting the continuing economic recovery and the pace of IPOs and buyouts. The increase in hiring should continue through the year. Home price appreciation will slow slightly this coming year, but rising prices, combined with rising mortgage rates, will affect affordability. If you have a house to sell, it is an opportune time to sell.

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD ... The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in Palo Alto will have a new face at the helm starting Monday, Feb. 10. Supervising Deputy District Attorney Cindy Hendrickson is leaving the post to head up the family violence unit in San Jose. Brian Welch, currently the supervising deputy district attorney for the homicide unit, will replace Hendrickson. SUPERBOWL SINGER ... CocaCola’s Super Bowl ad featuring a multilingual rendition of “America the Beautiful” immediately went viral after it screened during the first half of the Feb. 1 football game, spurring a lot of less-than-politically correct comments on Twitter and Facebook about language and immigration in the U.S. But set aside the controversy — a fifthgrader from Palo Alto’s Stratford School, Naya Salah of San Carlos, stole a spot in the evercoveted Super Bowl commercial lineup, appearing in the Coke ad singing a portion of “America the Beautiful” in Arabic. “America is one union but with a mix of cultures, and it doesn’t matter who you are,” she sang. “We should always be friendly to each other no matter what difference you have.” Salah is also Stratford School’s student body president. Check out a behind-the-scenes video of Salah belting the song by searching “Coca-Cola - It’s

Beautiful in Arabic” on YouTube. (And catch the commercial when it re-airs during the opening for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7.) OBAMA CALLING ... When the president calls, you answer. President Barack Obama dropped a line to Palo Alto Unified School District’s Ann Dunkin, nominating her to become an assistant administrator in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dunkin, who was a senior research and development manager at Hewlett-Packard Company before jumping to become the school district’s technology officer in 2009, will stay on the job here until her confirmation process in Washington is complete.

POLICY WONK ... California Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated Linda Thor, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. The commission supplies data and analysis to policymakers and also operates student exchange programs that allow tens of thousands of California students to attend participating colleges and universities in other states at 150 percent of resident tuition rather than out-of-state tuition. MORE THAN A LIBRARY ... The Gunn High School library recently came out on top in a corporate competition, organized by educational products provider Follett Corp., to reward “the most innovative schools in the world.” And innovation always equals the green stuff — Follett Corp. awarded the library the top prize of $60,000. Gunn librarian Meg Omainsky said she never expected to win the prize when she submitted a video describing her efforts to turn the library into an “interactive, technology-based hub for students who need space to design innovative projects and collaborate creatively with their peers.” N

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In wake of recent crimes, police may consider public surveillance Palo Alto police discuss prevention and awareness with community Tuesday night by Sue Dremann


sibility to further combat crime: positioning surveillance cameras at strategic points throughout the city. But Perron said that the department must weigh seriously any policy that might infringe on privacy. This idea is not new for Palo Alto, and the use of such systems is growing. Many residents in more burglary-prone neighborhoods have asked the department to add cameras at neighborhood entry points. The City of Oakland is planning to activate in July a $10.9 million city-wide surveillance system, dubbed the Domain Awareness Center, which uses the audio ShotSpotter gunshotdetection system to activate live feeds from security cameras and license-plate readers. The system is opposed by civil-liberties groups. The time may be coming for such a strategy in Palo Alto, Perron said.


er options to consider during its Monday discussion: none of the above. One alternative outlined in the report involves scrapping RFP responses altogether and pursuing a different approach toward procuring waste-management services. The first step in the new process would be building a facility near the water plant that focuses only on biosolids. The facility, according to the report, “would allow for the earliest decommissioning of the existing incinerator and would serve as a back-up option for biosolids.” This facility would be the first in a series that the city would pursue. These could ultimately include an anaerobic-digestion plant and a yard-trimmings operation. The new staff report also suggests that the city might benefit from owning and operating the new waste facility. The city’s request for proposals called for a partnership in which the vendor designs, builds, owns and operates the new plant. The idea at the time was to protect the city from risk as it considers new technologies. Now, given that the main technology proposed through the RFP process — wet anaerobic digestion — is tried and true, staff is reconsidering the ownership model. The staff report notes that “the experience of other wastewater facilities suggests that anaerobic digesters are more cost-effective in the long-term when the public entity, like the City, is the owneroperater.” N


create methane, which could then be used as natural gas or converted to electricity. One proposal came from Massachusetts-based Harvest Power and would treat food scraps and biosolids in a proposed facility at the Regional Water Quality Control Plant. Yard trimmings would be treated at a 3.8-acre site that is part of the 10 acres undedicated by Measure E. This is the only proposal that would treat all three waste streams — yard trimmings, food scraps and biosolids — onsite. The other proposal, by We Generation, would ship yard trimmings to Newby Island, near Milpitas. We Generation, which has as its main partner a Houston-based company called Cambi, would use a process called “thermal hydrolysis” before wet anaerobic digestion. The process breaks down cell walls within the organic materials, allowing more energy to be released during the anaerobic-digestion process. Phil Bobel, assistant director of Public Works, said thermal hydrolysis “unlocks the energy that’s inside the cells more efficiently.” Harvest Power, on the other hand, proposed combining anaerobic digestion with “thermal drying,” a process that takes place after the waste is processed. The company would take the leftovers and turn it into pellets that could be used as soil supplements or fuel sources, Bobel said. Though these are the only three private offers on the table, the council will have at least one oth-

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“We’re trending to have policedepartment surveillance in the future,” he said. Though home-invasion robberies are rare in Palo Alto — the last one occurred in 2010 — robberies are up 15 percent. In 2012, there were 26 such crimes. In 2013, the number rose to 30, he said. Most recently, a man on a bicycle tried to snatch two purses on Jan. 29. Auto burglaries have skyrocketed, increasing 70 percent over last year, and reports of stolen vehicles are up 44 percent, Det. Sgt. James Reifschneider said. The targets are often rental cars in which visitors leave luggage and laptops in open view. Thieves hone in on restaurant parking lots and shopping malls, such as Stanford and Town & Country Village, where they know people are likely to be away from their vehicles for a period of time. Palo Alto is a prime area for such crimes because it has many

visitors and business people, Reifschneider said. Police have made some arrests. Last October, officers apprehended a 17-year-old girl who allegedly punched a woman from behind and stole her purse. On Oct. 29, police arrested two 16-year-olds in connection with a violent robbery by three individuals in which a man was knocked to the ground, punched, kicked and threatened with a knife. But despite the shocking nature of those incidents, few acts of violence occur in the city. The majority of crimes are property crimes, Perron said. Police presented some good news at the meeting: Residential burglaries dropped 42 percent between 2012 and 2013, in large part because of the police arrests, said Cindy Hendrickson, outgoing Santa Clara County supervising deputy district attorney. And police on Jan. 16 arrested

Vernon Rayshaun Evans-Carmichael, a San Francisco resident who is charged with 27 felonies associated with local auto burglaries dating back to June 2013. “It’s just good, old-fashioned police work,” Hendrickson said of the arrest. Police said they have increased plainclothes officers and foot, bicycle and vehicle patrols throughout the city to combat and deter crime. “Every crime in this city is a personal affront to us,” Perron said. But residents can do their part by remaining vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity, police said. Tips for protecting home and person can be found on the police websites at www.cityofpaloalto. org/StopCrime and N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@


Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment Short of negotiating a new cap, school to cut headcount by 33 over four years by Chris Kenrick


astilleja School has outlined a plan to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms with the City of Palo Alto over headcount and traffic. After finding last fall that the independent middle and high school for girls has violated its city-imposed enrollment cap for 12 consecutive years, officials fined the school and ordered a reduction in headcount from the current 448 to the maximum of 415 that the school agreed to in 2000. But the city did not set a firm deadline and said the reduction could come “through natural attrition and voluntary measures.” Officials said they would consider waiving future fines for over-enrollment if Castilleja could show “effective and continuing transportation-demand management programs.” Castilleja Head of School Nanci Kauffman said she would guarantee reduction of four students by next year and then double down on trafficcontrol measures around the school and “work with the city” on a process to apply for a new use permit. Some neighbors of the Bryant Street school raised concerns about traffic problems


he Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery of an elderly Palo Alto couple was the flashpoint for a public meeting that focused on crime prevention and awareness at City Hall Tuesday night, police said. The gun-point robbery, which alarmed residents and law enforcement, is possibly linked to similar crimes around the Bay Area, Lt. Zach Perron said. Detectives are collaborating with other law-enforcement agencies to identify possible suspects and connections. But the take-home message for residents Tuesday was to do everything they can to protect themselves, and that includes keeping valuables out of vehicles, carrying few credit cards, not displaying small electronics openly and being aware of their surroundings, police said. Police also touched on one controversial but looming pos-

Nearby neighbors of Castilleja School are concerned about traffic and parking, especially since enrollment now exceeds the school’s conditional use permit. last summer, describing the congestion during the morning and afternoon pick-up times as a nightmare. If it cannot win a higher enrollment cap from the city beginning in 2015, Kauffman said the school would cut student headcount by six or eight girls each year until reaching 415 in 2018-19. Natural attrition at Castilleja “typically amounts to two to four students per year,” she said in a Jan. 20 letter to Steven Turner, the city’s advance planning manager. Admission of fewer students to incoming classes

could account for the additional reduction. With new traffic-control measures in place — including daily shuttles for students from Los Altos and Woodside — Kauffman said she aims to reduce the vehicle trips generated by the school to the level of 2000, when enrollment was 385. “Provided the measures implemented in our (traffic-demand management) plan meet the city’s requirements and we reduce our impact to that of 2000 (when our enrollment was ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ£ä®

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Palo Alto eyes two new downtown garages City Council to consider new structures on Gilman Avenue, Urban Lane


by Gennady Sheyner commence an environmental analysis for this parking garage, a study that is expected to cost about $1.5 million. The funds would be drawn from the city’s “parking in-lieu fee program,” which collects contributions from developers. The fund is expected to reach $4.5 million this year, largely on the strength of a $3.8 million contribution from new developments such as the Lytton Gateway project at 101 Lytton Ave. In addition, staff is proposing a bigger and potentially more complex project on Urban Lane, which lies just west of the Caltrain tracks, between the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and University Avenue. The site is owned by Stanford University and leased to Caltrain, which uses it as a surface parking lot. This means that any proposed parking garage here would require cooperation with both entities, particularly if the project goes beyond rail improvements. On the plus side, an Urban Lane project connected to the rail system could qualify for grant funds. Expansion of the transit mall and a new structure on Urban Lane could support up to 478 parking

spaces, a city garage study estimated. Currently, the surface parking lot includes 164 spaces. Given the complexity and potential high cost of the structure, staff is proposing reaching out to private developers for help. If the council approves the staff recommendation, the city would solicit statements of qualifications from developers willing to help the city increase parking supply. A possibly cheaper alternative that staff also plans to introduce on Monday would take advantage of the underused Baylands Athletic Parking Lot parking lot on Geng Road, just east of U.S. Highway 101. This alternative would create a satellite parking lot in this area and would concurrently expand an existing shuttle program to help ferry passengers to downtown and California Avenue. The Embarcadero Shuttle is currently operated by Caltrain, which provides the service only during peak commute hours. If the city pursues the satellite parking approach, the city would take over management of the shuttle program and expand its services, according to a staff report. One potentially thorny aspect

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ith Palo Alto’s commuters and residents battling over parking spots on downtown’s increasingly congested residential streets, the city has stepped forward with a new proposal aimed at lessening the tension — a pair of new garages that together would bring close to 500 new spots to the busy area. The plan, which the City Council will consider Monday night, identifies two locations that may be suitable for new garages — a lot on Gilman Avenue, directly behind the downtown post office, and a property on Urban Lane that could be geared toward Caltrain riders and developed as part of an expansion of the existing transit mall. The proposed garage on Gilman Street would occupy what is known as Lot G. The lot currently has 53 spaces, a number that would go up to 166 under the most modest garage proposal. A more expensive garage — which would include a lower parking level and a parking attendant who could “stack” the parking — could hold up to 240 cars. If the council approves staff’s recommendation, the city would

An Urban Lane parking garage, seen in a rendering here looking west, would include close to 500 parking spaces, with easy access to Caltrain. of this proposal, however, is a reduction of lanes on Embarcadero Road from four to two, to accommodate 90-degree diagonal parking on the road’s north side. The satellite parking option would allow for up to 200 spaces, the report states. On Jan. 29, members of the council’s Infrastructure Committee discussed the concept of new parking garages and expressed a range of opinions on the topic. While Councilman Pat Burt said the city should see how its program to encourage solo-car commuters to switch to alternate forms of transportation is doing before it builds new structures,

Councilman Greg Scharff argued that the time to act is now. The city, Scharff said, has “allowed it to become a crisis situation downtown.” “I do think it’s really important that we build at least that first parking garage downtown,” Scharff said. “I think we’ll probably need to build a second garage sooner rather than later.” N

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a foundation for the city’s future for many, many years to come.” The National Citizens Survey results suggest that this conversation can’t come soon enough. Over the past year, the council has been flooded with citizen complaints about new developments, with many lashing out against the glassy minimalism of modern architecture and others complaining about dense new buildings with insufficient parking. In the category of “land use, planning and zoning,” a mere 36 percent of respondents rated Palo Alto as “excellent” or “good” in 2013, far below the number in other cities. This was also a staggering drop from 2012, when 51 percent gave the city the top two grades in this category. When asked about the “overall quality of new development,” just 44 percent of the respondents gave the city high marks, compared to 56 percent in 2012. Not surprisingly, parking and traffic were the major drivers of this trend. On “availability of parking,” only 39 percent ranked the city as “excellent” or “good,” a marked decline from 2010, when 60 percent gave these marks (the number dropped to 54 percent in 2011 and 51 percent in 2012). When asked about “traffic flow on major streets,” 34 percent gave the city high marks, down from 36 percent in 2012, 40 percent in 2011 and 47 percent in 2010. Bus and transit services also scored poorly, with only 49 percent of respondents rating them as “excellent” or “good,” compared to 58 percent in 2012.

Though the Maybell referendum last November drew most of its support from the Barron Park area close to the housingproject site, the survey underscores the message of the election, in which a vast majority of precincts opposed Measure D — frustrations over new developments aren’t exclusive to any particular section of the city. On the issue of parking availability, 41 percent of the respondents from north Palo Alto (north of Oregon Expressway) gave the city the highest ratings, compared to 38 percent from south Palo Alto. On traffic flow, frustration was also equitably distributed, with 33 percent in the north and 35 percent in the south giving the city high marks. The city’s grades when it comes to “affordable housing” remained fairly steady from the previous year. Only 13 percent gave the city the highest two grades in the “availability of affordable quality housing,” roughly the same as in 2012 and 2011 (12 percent and 14 percent, respectively). These two topics should loom large at City Council’s Feb. 10 meeting, when members will consider staff proposals for a wide range of measures meant to get drivers to switch to other modes of transportation. Options on the table include an expanded city-shuttle program, a satellite parking lot east of U.S. Highway 101 and new garages downtown and around California Avenue. If there is a silver lining when it comes to getting around Palo Alto, it’s the pleasure local residents get when they travel without an engine. An overwhelming majority of respondents praised the city for “ease of bicycle

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travel” (78 percent) and “ease of walking” (82 percent), rates that are “much above” the benchmark, the survey states. An even brighter silver lining lies in the fact that these pressures stem directly from the city’s economic success. Even as residents complain about growth and development (including population growth, which 60 percent of respondents deemed to be “too fast”), they feel good about jobs and personal finances. Just 30 percent of the survey respondents rated job growth in Palo Alto as “too slow,” a huge drop from 44 percent in 2012 and 64 percent in 2011. And when asked to rate their “personal economic future,” 33 percent said it was “positive” or “very positive,” up from 22 percent in 2012 and 12 percent in 2011. In fact, when land use and traffic issues are taken out of the equation, Palo Alto generally gets sterling grades from its residents. Despite the recent land-use funk, residents love their city, with 91 percent rating its overall quality of life as “excellent” or “good,” 90 percent praising the city’s “overall image or reputation” and a vast majority (87 percent) saying they plan to stay in the city for the next five years. The survey suggests that despite the recent political turmoil, the city continues to be the envy of its peers. In comparisons with “benchmark” cities, Palo Alto scored above the norm in 21 of the 31 categories, below in two categories and somewhere near par in the remaining eight. N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at




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Road, a largely undeveloped area a little more than half a mile away from the Dish, the city will improve safety and prevent a future accident, proponents of the plan said. Tim Assimes, who is on faculty at Stanford and whose children go to Nixon, called Stanford Avenue an “accident waiting to happen.” He said that while he supports opportunities for leisure and exercise, he will not support these opportunities “at the expense of the safety of our children.” “I think the Stanford perimeter trail project is a good compromise,” Assimes said. “It improves access to the gate without increasing traffic.” Many of the residents on campus, Assimes said, support the plan, which is part of a broader proposal by Stanford and Palo Alto to enhance trails around the Dish and make various pedestrian and bike improvements on El Camino Real. But if an accident occurs near the popular Stanford site, he said, faculty will rally and “close the gates.” James Mark, a physician who has lived on the Stanford campus since 1965, stressed the issue “is not access or convenience.” “As far as I’m concerned, it’s safety,” Mark said. Other Stanford residents wondered aloud why so many hikers vehemently oppose walking an extra 10 to 20 minutes to get to the Dish. Several Palo Altans, meanwhile, countered by wondering why Stanford has decided to place a parking lot next to what one speaker called a “path to nowhere,” a location that (as another pointed out) would require them

to cross traffic-heavy Page Mill Road. Critics of the plan also brought props — green signs that read, “Palo Altans for Dish Access.” At least one Stanford campus resident took issue with this message. “Stanford is not eliminating Dish access for anyone, and I think that’s very misleading,” Dee Dee Schurman told the council. The debate over Dish parking was prompted by a successful joint application by the city and university in 2012 for grant funding to pay for a slew of trail and bike projects. The money, which was distributed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and was initially contributed to the county by Stanford as part of its permit requirement for campus development, will help pay for Palo Alto’s proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 and for a new system of trails around the perimeter of the Dish, a project that campus residents have long-coveted. Because the subject was not on the council’s agenda, members did not discuss it Monday. But after both sides had their say, Vice Mayor Liz Kniss told the speakers, “We have heard you,” and pointed out that top city staff heard the comments as well. The debate is now likely to resurface at a future council meeting. N

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family lives across the street from Castilleja, expressed support for the school. “I have noticed the positive impact of the shuttle and other measures. Also, whenever I do see Casti students or parents in the neighborhood whether on foot, bike or car, they are always very courteous and mindful of signs and the neighborhood. “I do not think the school should be forced to reduce their enrollment,” Gouw said. Another Castilleja neighbor, Gerry Marshall, agreed, saying the school should be permitted to have an enrollment of 450. “Nanci Kauffman has been diligent in addressing neighbors’ concerns,” Marshall said. Neighbor Leif King concurred: “The school’s traffic has been much better this year. It’s clear that Castilleja has worked hard to mitigate the effects of the large enrollment.” N

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On Monday, Palo Alto’s City Council acknowledged that the system isn’t working and voted 7-2, with Larry Klein and Gail Price dissenting, to suspend the city’s planned-community zoning — whereby developers can exceed zoning limits in exchange for public benefits — while city staff considers possible reforms. Intended as a way to give city leaders more flexibility when it comes to new developments, planned-community zoning has been derided by land-use watchdogs as “wildcard zoning,� “ad hoc zoning� and a “sham.� Last year, a PC-zoned project sparked a community revolt, with voters overwhelmingly overturning in November the City Council’s June approval of a housing development on Maybell Avenue. The civic unrest led to the demise of another PC proposal — an offer by Jay Paul Company to build two office buildings at 395 Page Mill Road and a police headquarters nearby. A month after the November election, Jay Paul withdrew its application, citing the “political climate.� The council also voted 5-4 to apply the “time-out� to the sole PC project currently in the development timeline — a 33,000-squarefoot office building proposed by the Pollock Financial Group for 2755 El Camino Real. Specific reforms won’t be put forward until summer. N — Gennady Sheyner

Police release sketch of purse snatcher Palo Alto police released a sketch Tuesday of a bike-riding man who they said attempted two purse-snatchings, one successful, in the span of 15 minutes downtown on Jan. 29. The incidents happened just before 7 p.m. In the first case, the man allegedly stole a purse from a woman who was dining at an outdoor table in the 400 block of University Avenue. Police said the victim, a woman in her 60s, was having a meal and had placed her purse under the table. Police said the man walked up to her, said, “Excuse me,� reached down, grabbed her purse and ran eastbound on University Avenue. He then jumped on a dark bicycle and rode away. One passerby heard the victim calling out for help and tried to give chase on foot, police said. The person saw the bike-riding purse snatcher ride eastbound on Lytton Avenue from Cowper Street. A second incident occurred shortly before this at a bus stop on Quarry Road near Palo Road. The victim in this case was also a woman in her 60s; however, she held on to her purse. Victims described the thief as possibly white, Hispanic or Asian and in his late teens or early 20s, between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches in height, with a thin build. He was described as clean shaven and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and possibly a white hat. Police said there haven’t been any recent crimes in Palo Alto involving suspects with this description. The most recent unsolved purse-snatch case occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 28, 2013, on the 500 block of Middlefield Road. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the department’s 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent to 650-383-8984. N — Gennady Sheyner

Wojcicki takes over as YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, a Palo Alto native known for renting her Menlo Park garage out to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin 15 years ago, is leaving her post at Google as senior vice president of advertising and commerce to take over as CEO at YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006. The move was first reported as likely by The Information, a relatively young technology-focused, subscription-based online publication. She’s replacing Salar Kamangar, who is expected to move into another role at Google, The Information reports. Sridhar Ramaswamy, who previously shared Wojcicki’s ads and commerce title, will now head the division. Google CEO Larry Page confirmed the report in an emailed statement to the website: “Like Salar, Susan has a healthy disregard for the impossible and is excited about improving YouTube in ways that people will love.� Wojcicki also confirmed the job switch in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. “Excited to join #YouTube - wonderful team, amazing community & inspiring creators,� the tweet reads. “I look forward to watching a lot more videos during work.� Wojcicki, who grew up on the Stanford University campus while her father taught physics there, convinced Google high-ups in 2006 to purchase YouTube for $1.65 billion. She’s known as “employee number 16,� joining Google in 1999. N — Elena Kadvany


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“They think there’s a chance that the flood-control project may have to be modified to receive its permits and that might cause a domino effect (that will) affect the golf course,� Teresi told the council, referring to water-board staff. “That’s all theoretical. We feel strongly that the existing boundary between the creek project and the golf course project is the right boundary and that there is no downside to the council taking action on this item this evening.� City Manager James Keene said that while these issues are being resolved, the city needs to get all of its other approvals in place so that the golf project can start as soon as possible after the issuance of the water-board’s permit. “We’re losing revenues this year just due to the reconfiguration we’ve already made,� Keene

said, referring to the city’s rearrangement of several golf-course holes to accommodate stockpiling of soil. “I think we need to be as ready as possible for the time when we get the permits to be able to begin the project.� Len Materman, executive director of the creek authority, said his agency has modified its project to address concerns about the Faber Tract and endangered species. His agency, like the city, believes that the two projects should be “decoupled� and considered separately. “We’d like nothing better than for the golf course configuration to be done irrespective of our work,� Materman said. Since the Jan. 16 letter from the water board, officials from the city, creek authority and water board have met to discuss the board’s concerns. De Geus said the next two-to-three weeks will be particularly important in getting resolution. While the council unanimously approved the Environmental Impact Report for the reconfiguration of the golf course on Monday, members expressed some concern about the possibility of delay and directed staff to do more number crunching and make sure the city’s investment in the course doesn’t end up costing the taxpayers millions of dollars down the road. Under the current plan, the $9.5 million project would be funded primarily by a $3 million contribution from the creek authority and bonds that would be paid out from golf-course revenues. Councilman Larry Klein on Monday voiced some concerns about the prospect of revenues dipping because of construction delays and the city’s General Fund getting stuck with the bill. “This is really a risky investment by the city in my view,� Klein said. “If projections don’t play out, it’s the General Fund that will be paying the COPs (certificates of participation).� A delay could also have an even greater impact on residents in nearby flood-prone areas. If the creek authority doesn’t get its permit soon, it might lose an entire construction season (work in the channel is restricted during the summer because of the presence of steelhead trout). “There are a lot of life-safety elements to this decision also,� Keene said, adding that he hopes this consideration will factor into the water board’s determination. In approving the environmental review of the golf-course plan, the council also endorsed a strategy for compensating for the loss of 588 trees from the Baylands area. The city plans to plant 300 native trees on the golf course and protect 500 oak saplings at the Arastradero Preserve. It will also restore at least 2 acres of native habitat at Byxbee Park, near the course. Even with the regulatory com-

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City Council (Feb. 1) Retreat: The council adopted “comprehensive land use planning and action,” “infrastructure strategy and funding” and “technology and the connected city” as its three priorities for 2014. The vote on adopting “infrastructure” as a priority was 8-1, with Price dissenting. The other priorities were adopted unanimously.

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Our Palo Alto: The council approved the “Our Palo Alto” initiative, which aims to facilitate a community conversation about the city’s future. Yes: Unanimous PC Zone: The council approved a moratorium on “planned community” districts and directed staff to propose reforms to the zoning process. Yes: Berman, Burt, Holman, Kniss, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd No: Klein, Price

Board of Education (Feb. 6) Annual goals: The board held a special meeting to discuss progress against the district’s 12 annual goals for 2013-14. Action: None Evaluation: In a separate closed session, the board discussed the evaluation of Superintendent Kevin Skelly. Action: None

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EPA will not contract out police services Responding to overwhelming public concerns about transparency and accountability, East Palo Alto’s elected leaders on Tuesday night scrapped a staff proposal to consider outsourcing police services to San Mateo County. (Posted Feb. 5, 11:35 a.m.)

No appeal of decision to allow food trucks Ten food trucks will roll into the Caltrain station on Feb. 19, when Off the Grid expects to kick off its new weekly event in Menlo Park. (Posted Feb. 3, 4:12 p.m.)

Man sentenced to 11 years for 2009 shooting A San Jose man who shot and killed an East Palo Alto resident following a parking spat in 2009 was sentenced to 11 years in state prison. (Posted Feb. 3, 9:05 a.m.)

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Gathered in a cold room with metal folding chairs, a mere handful of electric outlets and no wireless Internet, Palo Alto officials acknowledged that their annual priority-setting “retreat” doesn’t fit the typical definition of the word. (Posted Feb. 1, 5:37 p.m.)

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County reports the most flu deaths in Bay Area The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of any Bay Area county, public health officials reported today. (Posted Jan. 31, 4:27 p.m.)

Officer rescues drowning felon, arrests him A wanted felon who attempted to escape police Tuesday by swimming across San Francisquito Creek at the Palo Alto Baylands during high tide went underwater halfway, only to be rescued by an officer, pulled back to shore and later booked into jail, police said. (Posted Jan. 31, 9:06 a.m.)

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521; and consider appointment of a new city auditor. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear an update on the city’s options for a compost facility and a proposed Biosolids Facility Plan; and consider staff proposals to evaluate new parking garages and a satellite parking lot along Embarcadero Road. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board plans to vote on new policies on non-discrimination, sexual harassment and uniform complaint procedures; on several proposed new courses for middle school and high school for 2014-15, including a “social justice pathway� for high school, but not including reconfiguration of freshman English; and on a charge for a new staff committee considering programming and location for a new elementary school. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the boardroom of school-district headquarters (25 Churchill Ave.). STATE OF THE CITY ... Mayor Nancy Shepherd is scheduled to deliver her “State of the City� address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom (1305 Middlefield Road). COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the prioritization plan for infrastructure projects. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss the city’s labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union, Local

PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The council plans to discuss the California Avenue Concept Plan and the Matadero-Margarita Bicycle Boulevard Project. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Chambers at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). UTILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider a recommendation to adopt a Local Solar Plan; consider the Utilities Department’s five-year financial projections; and discuss a recommendation to refund revenues to participants in PaloAltoGreen. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). COUNCIL REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the update of the city’s Housing Element and consider the feasibility of using existing housing units to satisfy up to 25 percent of the city’s mandated housing allocation for the period 2015-22. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

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HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss the annual review of the Palo Alto Mediation Program; hear a presentation from city planner Tim Wong; and consider the participation of Avenidas and Palo Alto Community Child Care in the Human Services Resource Allocation Process. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).

Corrections The Jan. 31 article “Residents raise issues with bridge� about a potential new Pope-Chaucer Street Bridge included a rendering that depicted floodwalls. The bridge replacement currently under discussion would not build the floodwalls, which would be a later project. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-223-6514, or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.

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POLICE CALLS Palo Alto Jan. 28-Feb. 4

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Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sex crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Strong arm robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Theft related Credit card forgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vehicle related Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license . . . . . . 13 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Vehicle accident/mnr. injury . . . . . . . . 11 Vehicle accident/prop. damage . . . . . . 8

Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous Disturbing the peace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . 3 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Noise ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Menlo Park Jan. 28-Feb. 3 Violence related Assault w/ a deadly weapon. . . . . . . . . 1 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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VIOLENT CRIMES Palo Alto Quarry Road/Palo Road, 1/29, 8 p.m.; Robbery/Strong arm Middlefield Road, 1/31, 2:44 a.m.; Battery Pasteur Drive, 2/1, 11:58 p.m.; Sex crime Arastradero Road, 2/3, 2:00 p.m.; Sex crime

Menlo Park 700 blk Laurel St., 1/29, 3:11 p.m.; Child abuse 800 blk Santa Cruz Ave., 1/30, 5:17 p.m.; Battery 400 blk Ivy Dr., 2/3, 8:03 p.m.; Assault w/ a deadly weapon

September 8, 1932 – January 27, 201

January 1, 1924 – January 13, 2014 on the GI Bill, they lived in Los Altos where Collie was happy and began their family with the first of their five children. Next, for two years they lived in Dallas and then ten years in Lubbock, Texas. In 1959, with four children now, Collie insisted the family move back to her favorite place, the Bay Area in California. They chose Palo Alto because of its excellent public school system. Soon after settling in Palo Alto, Collie had their fifth child and first boy, to the delight of everyone. Collie always found an Episcopal Church at each of her moves, having a lifelong practice of prayer. For years she volunteered through the Junior League. When her youngest was a teenager, Collie went back to school at Santa Clara University where she got her Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Counselling. Once the grandchildren started arriving, Grandma Collie divided her time between studying psychology, helping with one or another of her ten grandchildren, and traveling with her semi-retired husband. In August of 1994 Dave, her husband of almost 50 years, died of cancer. A year later she sold their Palo Alto residence — home for 36 years — and moved to their beach house near Santa Cruz. In Santa Cruz Collie learned a new bridge convention and for over ten years enjoyed the game and the friendships with her bridge partners — even entering a few regional bridge competitions. During this time her brother Paul passed away. In the last ten years Collie made her home in Los Altos again, near two of her children, Carol and Dave. Living in a senior residence she formed new friendships and found inner contentment. She became a greatgrandmother in 2010. In 2012 her youngest daughter, Carol, preceded her in death due to cancer. Collie herself had been a long time survivor of cancer. Colleen is survived by her children Wendy, Barbara, Patti, and Dave; by her ten grandchildren; and by her three great-grandchildren. Those who knew Collie well will remember she was an avid reader; she was a free spirit who loved sailing, the seashore, and ocean swimming; and she was a determined soul — to live with dignity, intelligence and feeling. Summarizing her life Collie once said, “I’ve had a lot of adventures and many great trips. I can’t complain.” She will be missed by all who knew her. PA I D

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Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Probation violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Eugene Marshall Spurlock

Colleen K Stone Colleen K Stone, also known as ‘Collie’ to her family and friends, died peacefully at home in Los Altos California on Monday January 13, 2014. She was ninety years and twelve days old. Collie was the first of two children born to her parents, Doc and Lydia Karcher. She lived to age two in Chicago; to age seven in Montclair, New Jersey where Paul, her brother, was born; and to age sixteen in Dallas. She studied violin in grammar school and played in her school orchestra. She was a tall girl and played girls’ basketball in middle school. At thirteen she attended camp at Lake Hubert, Minnesota for several summers. With her mother and brother, Collie travelled to Europe during her 14th summer in 1938 and never forgot the distressed German-speaking refugees crowding the ship on her transatlantic return crossing. At age sixteen Collie graduated from the all-girls’ Hockaday Preparatory School. Choosing college, she remembered the fun of ice-skating and snowball games and the cool Minnesota summers and was enticed by pictures of handsome snow-skiers and ice-skaters and chose the co-ed University of Wisconsin. At University of Wisconsin Collie pledged with the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. When WWII broke out, thinking all the young men would be drafted and that University of Wisconsin would become a women’s college anyway, Collie decided to transfer to the allwomen’s college Wellesley in Massachusetts to live out her mother’s dream to attend there — a bright woman also but unable to afford it in her day. Collie majored in economics at her father’s encouragement, though she would have preferred psychology. At Wellesley, Collie met her husband, Dave Stone, of Sacramento California — a U C Berkeley graduate and a Naval ROTC master’s student at Harvard Business School. At just twenty, Collie finished Wellesley and then began working as a County Agent in Texas. Dave Stone — now her fiance’ — was serving in the Pacific as a Naval ordinance officer aboard an aircraft carrier. In October 1944 Dave’s ship was struck and sunk by the first of the Japanese suicide planes during the battle of Leyte Gulf. Many of Dave’s closest shipmates did not return, but Dave survived. Collie and Dave were married during Dave’s survivor’s leave in December 1944. They began married life at the Naval Airfield in the Mohave Dessert. At war’s end while Dave took a law degree at Stanford

Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vehicle related Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . 7 Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/mnr. injury . . . . . . . . . 5 Vehicle accident/prop. damage . . . . . . 3 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Narcotics investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sale of drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Info. case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Juvenile problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2


Eugene Marshall Spurlock passed away early January 27 surrounded by his family. He was 81. Gene was a third-generation Californian and had made his home in Menlo Park since 1960. Gene married his college sweetheart Lucile Crawford Buice in Washington, D.C. in 1955. He was a Senior Research Physicist in the field of underwater acoustics at Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) in Menlo Park for 32 years. In his career, Gene traveled the continent from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Point Loma California and to Pearl Harbor, Guam, the Philippines and Japan developing ultrasonic underwater detection techniques for the U.S. Navy, and to Istanbul for the Turkish Navy and to Cairo for the National Science Foundation, working for a month in King Tut’s tomb with representatives of Ain Shams University adapting ultrasonic energy to archeological techniques in limestone in search of lost tombs. This work resulted in location of some previously undiscovered chambers and he received a patent for the innovation. Gene’s interests revolved around his family, serving as an active Boy Scout leader and introducing a generation of kids to the joys of camping and backpacking. Gene remained an active backpacker all his life. Gene maintained a lifelong interest in photography, working his way through college as a wedding photographer and continuing his hobby with the darkroom that he built at home. He and Lucile enjoyed their home in Maui and travelling, in particular to England in pursuit of the perfect bitter, which he hoped he would never find. Gene was the consummate handyman, and enjoyed working around the house, his sons’ and friends’ homes, his rental properties and generally anyone who would have him. Gene was a devoted and selfless grandfather to his five grandchildren, who all lived within three miles. Although his death was sudden, he spent time with all of his grandchildren in the week prior to his passing. Gene is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucile Buice Spurlock, his sons Steve (Katy) and Mark (Gulnar) and grandkids Lucy, Sophia, Anne, Marie and Marshall. A memorial will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Menlo Park on Saturday February 8 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests supporting Pacific Skyline Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1150 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. PA I D


Transitions Births, marriages and deaths

Margaret Megredy Sloan Margaret Megredy Sloan, a former Palo Alto resident, died on Jan. 24 at the age of 84. She was born Sept. 3, 1929, near Longton, Kan. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree from Boston University. She was a lover of music, art, nature and family. She later worked as a textbook editor at Addison Wesley Publishers. She married Philip Sloan in 1975. They lived in Palo Alto, where he practiced at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic until his death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Floyd T. and Hazel Millard Megredy; sister, Virginia Kingsbury, and brother, Richard Megredy. She is survived by her sister, Trudy Webster of Twin Falls, Idaho; brother, Robert Megredy of Los Angeles, Calif.; two stepsons, Robert Sloan of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Chris Sloan of Beaverton, Ore.; six grandchildren and 38 nieces and nephews.

Roscoe Lee Fleming, Jr. Roscoe Lee Fleming, Jr. of Franklin, Va., died on Monday, Jan. 20. He was the husband of June Fleming, a retired Palo Alto city manager. The two lived together in Palo Alto, but later moved to Franklin, where he was a vibrant par-

ticipant in the community prior to becoming ill. He served on the Franklin Municipal-John Beverly Rose Airport Board; the Franklin Public School’s Book Buddy Program and was an active member of the High Street United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to High Street United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 218 Franklin, VA 23851); Claussen House (88 Vernon Street Oakland, CA 94610), a home for adults with developmental disabilities, where his daughter resides; or a charity of your choice.


Garry and Gunhild Patterson, former Palo Alto residents who got married in the Stanford Memorial Church, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8. He is originally from Redlands and she, from Norway. They raised a family and lived for many years in Palo Alto. The couple now resides in Redlands, Calif.

Submitting Transitions announcements The Palo Alto Weekly’s Transitions page is devoted to births, weddings, anniversaries and deaths of local residents. Obituaries for local residents are a free editorial service. Send information to Obituaries, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or fax to 326-3928, or e-mail to Please include the name and telephone number of a person who might provide additional information about the deceased. Photos are accepted and printed on a space-available basis. The Weekly reserves the right to edit obituaries for space and format considerations. Announcements of a local resident’s recent wedding, anniversary or birth are also a free editorial service. Photographs are accepted for weddings and anniversaries. These notices are published on Wednesdays as space is available. Send announcements to the mailing, fax or e-mail addresses listed above.

Josephine Marie Donnelly February 2, 1931- February 1, 2014 Josephine Marie Donnelly of Palo Alto passed at home Saturday February 1, 2014. Josephine was born in San Mateo on February 2, 1931 to proud parents Thomas and Avis Murray. She was a life long resident of Palo Alto. Josephine graduated from Notre Dame de Namur High School in 1948. She married Lawrence Patrick Donnelly in 1954. Together they raised four sons. She was very active at Saint Albert the Great church and school, helping with hot dog days, rummage sales and everything in between. She went on to volunteer at Florence Crittenden Care Center. One of her greatest joys was being a member of the ladies beach group which is still going strong 39 years later. Another was helping raise her only grandchild Brendan. She will be greatly missed by her family and countless friends. She is survived by her husband Larry, her sons James (Kelly), Michael (Shari), Mark (Liong), Paul and her grandson Brendan. A Mass to celebrate her life will be held Saturday the 8th 10am at Saint Albert the Great, Palo Alto. PA I D


Bruce Peterson Avery May 13, 1953-Jan. 14, 2014 Bruce Avery, 60, of Los Altos Hills, died in an automobile accident January 14 in Southern California. He was born May 13, 1953, to Marion and the late Burt Avery of Atherton. Lifelong friends were made in high school (Robert Louis Stevenson, where he played water polo) and college (USC, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta). He received his B.A. from USC in 1978. In 1980 Bruce married his beloved wife Laurene Dykzeul. He was dedicated to his family. His wonderful children Alida and Tom are his greatest legacy; they are a reflection of Bruce and Laurene and their love and support. He was looking forward to becoming a grandfather this summer. Bruce founded Foothill Land Company, developing residential and agricultural property. He owned and managed an almondproducing ranch in Ripon (San Joaquin Valley). Like his father, he was a talented builder, and loved the outdoors – including High Sierra pack trips with his father and four brothers. He delighted in getting his hands dirty in the Los Altos garden and at the ranch. He enjoyed music, drawing and design. Bruce was a member of Los Altos Country Club and Bohemian Club. He was a friend to all in the extended Avery and Dykzeul families. He and Laurene hosted many gatherings for her family at the ranch. At the recent Avery Thanksgiving football game, he scored the winning touchdown. We will remember his big heart, wonderful warm sense of humor, sparkling blue eyes, and radiant smile. Bruce is survived by his wife Laurene, daughter Alida McIntyre, son Tom, and son-in-law Shea McIntyre; mother Marion Avery; brothers Chris, Brian (Tracey), Matt (Kathy), and Regan (Brenda); the Dykzeul family; many nieces and nephews. Treasured son, devoted husband, father, brother and uncle. He will be dearly missed and always loved. A private family service will be held. For those so inclined, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 49 Stevenson Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94105, or a charity of your choice. PA I D



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In a baby step, PCs are put on hold With election approaching, City Council finally initiates review of ‘planned community’ zoning


fter years of hearing citizen complaints about Palo Alto’s practice of allowing developers to exceed zoning limits by offering “public benefits” that often don’t live up to promises, the City Council has voted not to accept or approve any new proposals until it can figure out how to reform the system. While the moratorium, described in the proposal by the staff as a “time out,” will certainly be well received in the community, it is hardly a bold policy move. Since the council must already approve any project seeking a PC zone, adopting a formal moratorium shouldn’t be necessary at all. The council can simply vote them down if they come forward, although that has not happened in recent history. As Council member Pat Burt observed, it’s ironic that a moratorium is considered by some to be the best way to “control our urges.” “We’re almost acting like we’re the town drunk who burned down the liquor store to keep himself from drinking,” Burt said. “We shouldn’t need that.” What is really going on is a strong desire by the Council to remake itself and demonstrate that it is listening to the public after the intense negative reaction to the warm reception given to the Arrillaga proposal for 27 University, the Council’s approval of the PC office project at 101 Lytton, its willingness to entertain a huge development at 395 Page Mill Road, and the defeat of Measure D, overturning the Council’s approval of a senior housing PC project. Redemption is particularly urgent for Greg Scharff, Nancy Shepherd and Gail Price, who must polish their positions and voting records in preparation for their anticipated re-election campaigns this fall. (Karen Holman is also up for re-election, but her record of skepticism and opposition to major development projects is unassailable.) Depending on the quality of the challengers, this November’s election has the very real chance of sweeping out of office more than one incumbent due to dissatisfaction with the Council’s handling of development and traffic issues. (There will also be at least one “open” seat due to Larry Klein being termed out.) Scharff and Shepherd, who were both pushing for fast-tracking the now-withdrawn massive Jay Paul project (behind the AOL building on Page Mill) in order to try and obtain the public benefit of a public-safety building, are now looking to convince voters they have heard the outcry, seen the light and are now ready to institute reforms. Indeed, Scharff has come full circle since he ran in 2009, with no previous political or government experience, when he advocated reform of the PC zoning process in his campaign but then initiated no steps to do so until now. It was Scharff who, when supporting the 101 Lytton office project PC, took the position that a welldesigned building should be considered a “public benefit” worthy of exceeding the zoning requirements. Regardless of the individual motivations or sincerity in adopting the “time out” for PC projects, the system does need major reforms. The process of staff negotiating privately with developers over development exceptions and public benefits and then supposedly assuming a neutral role in evaluating the project once it is unveiled is unseemly and improper. The lack of quality economic analysis quantifying a developer’s financial gain from zoning exceptions or the value of the public benefits has left the city in a weakened negotiating position, and the historically bad monitoring and enforcement of past PCs gave rise to great cynicism. We have advocated reform of the PC process for years, so we are glad to see this finally embraced by the city staff and council. But this is but one of the planning and land-use challenges facing the city. The greater threat and worry is the state of our current commercial zoning throughout the city, which allows for large increases in density as property owners redevelop smaller buildings to the maximum size allowed under the existing zoning, one project at a time. Much more complicated and fraught with legal dangers than reforming the discretionary PC process, that is the task that will really put the City Council to the test, and that candidates will hopefully be forced to address as they seek our votes this fall. Page 18ÊUÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊÇ]ÊÓä£{ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“

Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

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Parking, more parking

Editor, Growth is good for business. The only way to grow the number of shoppers, employees, restaurant customers and residents in downtown Palo Alto is if people don’t bring their cars with them. Right now the freeways and streets are full; there is no more room for cars but there is room for more people. In my quality of life, people add value, vehicles do not. It is in the interest of growthoriented businesses — especially environmentally sensitive ones like Whole Foods and Lyfe Kitchen — to support their employees in using healthy, carbon-neutral ways of getting to work. Stanford, Patagonia and other quality Palo Alto workplaces have done this with Go Passes, shuttles and showers. I only hope that, instead of building more parking garages, Palo Alto builds more bike/pedestrian paths. Elaine Haight Cowper Street, Palo Alto

Editor, Last Thursday afternoon, I walked from my house on Kingsley Avenue to University Avenue. As usual every parking space along Bryant was taken. When I got to University I decided to go to the High Street garage and count unoccupied permit-parking spaces. There were 50. Extrapolating across all the downtown garages there are probably 300 unoccupied spaces on a typical weekday. It is not hard to understand why downtown workers prefer to park in the neighborhood residential streets rather than buy a permit. For anyone who works in a downtown restaurant and makes, perhaps, $30,000 a year, a $466 parking permit is a major expense. Avoiding it and walking three or four blocks is a no-brainer. Before instituting a residentialparking license I think the city should try the following experiment: Reduce the price of parking permits to zero for a three-month permit. It is almost certain that those 300 unoccupied garage spaces will fill up. If that solves the problem of neighborhood

Fees not justifiable Editor, A case can be made for the requirement of permits to park overnight on city streets. in residential areas. While a fee charged to non-residents is justifiable, it is definitely not justifiable to charge tax-paying homeowners a fee for parking on the street directly in front of their own home. Homeowners parking their own cars in front of their own homes in not a problem and never has been. Don’t penalize homeowners for a problem caused by others who do not live in the neighborhood where they park. John Paul Hanna Crescent Drive

Support local business Editor, I am really sad to learn that Cho’s is being forced to close with a 60-day notice. After 30 years as a business on California Avenue, you would think that the owners would evaluate such a change with more than “Well, I have the time this year .... I know Cho has talked about the fact that he was going to retire ...” How about talking to Cho and finding out when he is going to retire and coordinating his eviction to coincide with his plans? Many of us have enjoyed eating at Cho’s and picking up food to enjoy at home or at work. Please reconsider this closure! Too many negative things have happened to our California Avenue. Let’s support this local business. Rhoda Grumet San Francisco Court, Stanford

street parking then we have an economic problem, not a parking problem. I realize that the construction of the downtown garages was paid for by the city and downtown merchants and that the fees from parking permits are required for maintenance and amortization. However, there is certainly a price, somewhere between zero and $466 where supply and demand are in balance and all spaces are occupied. Finding that price should not be too difficult. David Lieberman Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto

What about Buena Vista? Editor, The dispute over the Maybell project, plus the ongoing controversy over planned-community zoning, have obscured the problem of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, whose residents live in fear of losing their homes to redevelopment. Established as a travelers’ camp in 1926, Buena Vista has evolved into a thriving community. Neighbors meet for coffee; children ride bicycles to Palo Alto schools; gasoline and groceries are near at ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

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Silicon Valley economy ‘sizzling,’ but many are left out in the cold by Jay Thorwaldson


he economy in Silicon Valley — and especially in the Palo Alto area — is sizzling hot, according to speakers at a Tuesday media briefing for the Feb. 7 “State of the Valley” conference in Santa Clara. But many area residents are being left behind, out in the cold economically in lowpaying jobs in an increasingly expensive place to live. This creates a serious “quality of life” dilemma that could threaten the region’s long-term economic health, conference speakers warned. The current economy is astounding, said Russ Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, which co-sponsors the annual symposium. It is “sizzling — it’s just a very hot economy and about to get hotter,” he said at the media briefing Tuesday. His assessment is echoed in a companion “Silicon Valley Index,” replete with facts, charts and details that go beyond the past year’s economic performance and delve into the demographic and socioeconomic picture. The full 72-page Index is available on the websites of the co-sponsors, Joint Venture Silicon Valley ( and Silicon Valley Community Foundation ( But the plethora of hot statistics is offset by a growing gap between the well-to-do (and the VERY well-to-do) and a huge population that is struggling financially — and sometimes slipping out of the “middle class” into borderline (or worse) poverty. The rich are getting richer; the non-rich (beset by housing and other cost increases) are getting poorer, in other words. For the third year in a row, key speakers warned of long-term economic risks of


hand. At Christmas, the Park sponsors Posadas. They have become a holiday fete. Palo Alto’s tradition of welcoming newcomers requires standing in the way of such displacement. The City Council cites measures to fund relocating the residents, but individuals, unlike Legos, cannot be fitted into round pegs or square holes. The city should act to make certain the residents remain in their long-established homes. Cassandra Moore La Donna Avenue, Palo Alto

failing to address core issues relating to the well-being of the broader population. This year, they called for a stronger region-wide effort to address the concerns, most of which have been evident for years. Concerns include performance of schools and community colleges in terms of preparing young persons for real-world jobs, and retraining programs in a rapidly changing high-tech job market. How hot is it? Very. There were 46,665 new jobs in 2013 in “Silicon Valley,” historically defined as parts of four counties and encompassing 40 cities. Adding San Francisco — increasingly considered part of Silicon Valley — brings in 22,000 new jobs, and Alameda County brings the total to 88,000 new jobs. The entire nine-county Bay Area added 104,000 new jobs, compared to 92,000 the year before — when “people were popping the corks” over the number. “That’s in territory,” Hancock said. Yet the boom was a “spike” that “was completely overheated” and lasted just a year or 18 months. In contrast, the current numbers represent “steady, incremental growth” that leads people to believe it will continue, he said. The region overall experienced 3.4 percent growth, compared to the national 2 percent, he noted. Most comes from technology-related areas, including social media. Biomedicine also is growing, along with support services in applications, software, accounting, legal, infrastructure and construction. Innovation, a foundation of the area’s economy, is strong: There were 15,057 new patents registered in 2012 (the most recent year available), the highest ever. This year Joint Venture in paying homage to innovation by awarding its highest honor, the David Packard Award for Civic Entrepreneurship, to Salman Kahn, who is “transforming the face of education,” having produced 4,300 free videos that reach 1.5 million people worldwide. “Venture capital continues to be our se-

taurant,” which is about the size of a walkin closet. It’s not unfair political favoritism like squeeezing out the Milk Pail and Rose Market in Mountain View, nor dishonesty like evicting JJ&F market after promising to keep a grocery as a condition for city permits, nor pure meanness like evicting the Cook Book from Town and Country. What’s offensive is the self-importance and arrogance of claiming that the loss of this irreplaceable little treasure with the delectable potstickers is a “bonus” for Palo Alto. Stephanie Munoz Alma Street, Palo Alto

Cho’s: a public benefit

Truth about union talks

Editor, Nobody will call the landlord “greedy” for evicting Cho’s. Owners have to remodel on their own time — although the contractor could probably work around this “res-

Editor, It’s time for the city manager’s office to come clean with the people of Palo Alto. In an article about our current negotiations (Palo Alto calls impasse in union talks, Jan.

Yet there are dark clouds relating to the income gap and the influx of more people than there is available housing. There were 33,000 new arrivals in Silicon Valley in 2013 but only 7,400 new housing units. cret sauce,” Hancock said, citing $12.1 billion generated in the region, up from $11.2 billion the year before. That’s 77 percent of all venture capital generated in California, he noted. But other areas are shrinking, including the “clean tech” pie that includes solar energy; straight manufacturing (down 16 percent); even repair on high-tech devices is dropping due to an increasing trend toward disposability. Home prices are way up, and there is “the greatest amount of commercial growth since 2002.” Yet there are dark clouds relating to the income gap and the influx of more people than there is available housing. There were 33,000 new arrivals in Silicon Valley in 2013 but only 7,400 new housing units. Loss of manufacturing and construction jobs, and employment based on skills that need to be taught exacerbate the problem — made worse by inefficient transportation. And those problems need to be addressed head-on at risk of long-term erosion of the economy, speakers warned. Emmett Carson, CEO and president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation,

14, 2014), Claudia Keith, the city’s spokesperson, said that SEIU Local 521 is asking for an 11 percent cost-of-living adjustment. This is completely false and she knows it. City negotiators need to respect the public and our workers enough to be honest. Public service workers are ready to work with the city and have offered serious concessions to help the city save money on health care costs and retirement. In return, we are asking the city to pay competitive wages so that Palo Alto can attract and keep the workers we need to solve our current staffing shortage, deliver highquality services and ensure public safety. It’s not our policy to negotiate through the press, but the truth: Our last offer to the city was closer to half of what Ms. Keith has stated. Council needs to rein in its negotiators and force them back to the negotiating table. The people of Palo Alto deserve more

and Palo Altan Stephen Levy of the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy tackled the dark side of the nonaffluent. “If you look at the median price of housing, if you look at the increase in rents, it’s taking a larger and larger share of their small wages,” resulting in a lower quality of life, Carson said. The mismatch between housing and demand is “not sustainable as a community. It’s a fundamental challenge that we’ve got to be intentional about.” Math tells the story: “We went from building 200,000 homes to 40,000. We lost 600,000 construction and constructionrelated jobs,” Levy said. “So construction revival is the largest possible source of new middle-range jobs.” But there are major barriers, they noted. “And that talks about the two bottlenecks Emmett and I talked about: housing and density, and funding and transportation,” Levy said. Which brings it home to Palo Alto and other cities that resist adding housing. “That (imbalance) won’t change unless your readers and my folks in Palo Alto see that allowing more housing to be built is in their interest and its importance to the economy. Right now they just see it as more people and more crowding and more traffic.” Yet eventually the housing cost “knocks out the plumbers and the nurses and the firefighters and the policemen. But without those Apple and Microsoft and Facebook say, ‘Well, you know, it may be time to put that expansion someplace else.’ If people don’t see that connection, believing ‘It’s someone else’s problem, not their problem,’ the problem and threat will remain. “And people are going to have to allow and facilitate that housing to be built. It can’t be forced on them,” Levy said. N Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at jthorwaldson@paweekly. com with a copy to He also blogs at

than just strong-arm tactics and misinformation campaigns. It’s time for solutions. Margaret Adkins SEIU Local 521 Palo Alto Chapter Chair West Dana Street, Mountain View

A tale of two cities Editor, “It was the best of times, It was the worst of times...” Tech stock prices went through the roof, An Arctic Vortex chilled The Heartland. Chicago let its homeless ride the transit all night, Palo Alto declared it a crime to be homeless. Forest Preston, III Upland Road, Emerald Hills (former Palo Alto resident)

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more than fit to print Cantor Arts Center features rarely seen graphic work of nationally known painter by Sheryl Nonnenberg tive project with poet Anne Waldman. These works are quiet, intimate renderings of abstract forms that illustrate Waldman’s text. It is noteworthy that Her Story, a riff on history, is being presented at the Cantor directly after a major exhibition of the work of Carrie Weems. Both Weems and Murray were recipients of MacArthur Foundation “genius” awards. Faberman says this was not planned but, “I thought it was kind of terrific that the MacArthur folks are acknowledging artists who happen to be women.” Elizabeth Murray (19402007) was, like many Flying Off, 1998. Intaglio, 22 x 18 in. American children, strongly influenced by the art of comic books. Growing up in Chicago, she encountered masthe Art Institute of Chicago where terpieces by artists like Cezanne her emphasis switched to paintat the Art Institute, but it was her ing. love for all things Disney that inFollowing her graduation from fluenced her decision to become the Art Institute in 1962, she came an artist. Years later, she attended to California in order to attend

graduate school at Mills College. At the time, the prevailing art trends were minimalism and process art; painting was deemed to be obsolete and without value. Murray was not deterred, however, and moved to New York City, which was by now the recognized center of the art world. For a period of 10 years, she continued to paint small canvases, mainly in an abstract manner. She married, had two children and struggled to find her own personal style. Like many women artists before her (Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot) Murray turned her focus upon the small objects of domesticity such as cups, saucers, shoes, chairs and decided to use them as a way to express her inner-most emotions. At the same time, she became interested in Buddhism and Za-Zen. What resulted was the shaped canvas, a format she would explore and perfect for the /…iÊÕÀÀ>އœ“>˜Ê>“ˆÞÊ/ÀÕÃÌÉÊ1˜ˆÛiÀÃ>Êˆ“ˆÌi`ÊÀÌÊ `ˆÌˆœ˜Ã°

he medium of printmaking is associated with careful planning, attention to detail and the methodical use of a stone, plate, wood block or silkscreen that has been worked upon by an artist. It is a formulaic technique, designed to produce multiple editions of a work of art, making it less expensive and easier to obtain by the masses. Over the centuries, artists have found ways to break away from the rigid parameters inherent in the printing process. The 42 works included in the exhibition “Her Story: Prints by Elizabeth Murray” at the Cantor Arts Center are a fun, lively and colorful example of how a contemporary artist can take a traditional process and turn it on its ear. Through the use of multiple plates, hand-torn paper and collage techniques, the prints are a wild ride of bold colors, shapes, sizes and three dimensionality — definitely not your typically staid print show. Cantor Arts Center Director Connie Wolf suggested the idea for the exhibition, which was curated by Hilarie Faberman. They worked in collaboration with collectors Sally Randel and Paul Fearer to organize the show, which is only the second major exhibition of Murray’s prints and the first time they have been shown as a group. On view through March 30, it is the exhibition’s only venue. The title of the show refers to a series of smaller prints that Murray created in a collabora-

Far left: Jazz, 2001. Three-dimensional lithograph, 30 x 34 x 4 in. At left: Wiggle Manhattan, 1992. Lithograph, 58-3/4 x 29 in.

next 30 years. It is not a stretch to imagine that an artist who would take such liberties with the format of painting would also apply those ideas to printmaking. Working with Universal Limited Art Editions, Murray experimented with both lithography and intaglio processes to create the 42 prints in the show. Like her paintings, they are bold and colorful, created on multiple plates and often using overlapping sheets of paper. Wiggle Manhattan is a frenetic depiction of the city, with squiggles of lines running north/south, east/west over an abstracted map, creating a Looney-Tunes topography of the island. Where Piet Mondrian portrayed the city using precise geometry and primary colors in his Broadway Boogie-Woogie, Murray expresses its chaos and energy with free-form abandon. Shoe String is a real stand out in the exhibition, possibly because of its unique curved frame. Made from 36 plates on hand-torn paper, its three-dimensionality and soft colors make it appealing and attention-grabbing. You just don’t expect to see objects extending out from a print. For those who practice yoga, Up Dog and Down Dog are an absolute delight; the Picasso-like disjointing of the animal’s form and the implication of movement are both intriguing and fun. Jazz finds the artist returning to one of her favorite motifs, the coffee cup. While the object is usually a source of ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

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sustenance, here it is cracked down the center and its handles dangle in a helter-skelter way. Frank Stella first introduced the idea of moving away from the standard rectangular format for a painting in his works of the 1960s. Elizabeth Murray took the idea even further, and in larger scale. The paintings begin with a small drawing that is blown up on an overhead projector. Two studio assistants cut the framework out of wood, which are then covered with canvas and sized with gesso. Murray would then paint the three-dimensional form with objects that were an interplay between the realistic and abstract. The shaped canvases were well-received by gallery owners and collectors and soon Murray’s work was included in major museum exhibitions. At the Cantor, visitors have a chance to see three of her shaped canvas paintings, which are on loan from the Anderson and Fisher Collections. Chain Gang (1985) is



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Up Dog, 1988. Lithograph, 45-1/2 x 46-1/2 in. a good example of how the blurred line between sculpture and painting is demonstrated in Murray’s work. Inspired by the Sam Cooke song and the notion of imprisonment, it is darkly painted, with forms that suggest an envelop-








(TENTATIVE) AGENDA – SPECIAL MEETING – COUNCIL CHAMBERS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM STUDY SESSION 1. Update on the Energy/Compost Facility or Export Option for Food Scraps, Yard Trimmings, and Bio-solids Proposals CONSENT CALENDAR 2. Approval of a Contract with Standard Parking Corporation in the Amount of $120,000 for Operation of the Lot R Parking Garage Attendant Program and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance. 3. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Declining to Set an Energy Storage Procurement Target for the City of Palo Alto Utilities Because Such a Target is Not Cost-Effective 4. Approval of Nine On-Call Planning and Environmental Consulting Services Contracts for the Department of Planning and Community Environment to Support Current Planning, Special Projects, Advance Planning, and Environmental Review as Follows. 5. Council Authorize the City Manager to Enter into an Agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board to Introduce the Caltrain Go Pass Pilot Program into the Civic Center Transportation Demand Management Program 6. Development Impact Fees: List of Public Facilities Capital Needs 7. Approval of a Contract With Spencon Construction, Inc. In The Amount of $2,170,412 For The FY 2014 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Repairs Project 8. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Contract with MV Transportation to Extend the Term Until June 30, 2014 and Add $75,000 for Provision of Regular Shuttle Services for Crosstown Route and Additional Shuttle Service During the Construction of California Avenue Streetscape Project ACTION ITEMS 9. Parking Supply Recommendations: Staff recommends that Council accept the Final Report on the Downtown Parking Garage Study and authorize staff to take actions aimed at increasing the parking supply in the University Avenue and California Avenue Business Districts.


COUNCIL/ STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Policy and Services Committee meeting has been cancelled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The Infrastructure Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. The City Council will hold a Special Closed Session meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM to discuss: SEIU Negotiations, and 2) City Auditor Recruitment. The Regional Housing Mandate Committee will meet on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. to discuss: 1) State Requirements Related to Use of Existing Units to Satisfy Up to 25 Percent of Agency RHNA Requirements, and 2) Housing Element Update Work Plan Status and Public Outreach Plan.


ing or closing in, and two spoonshaped forms that reach out into the viewer’s space. Elizabeth Murray died of lung cancer in 2007. In her Time Magazine obituary, critic Richard Lacayo credited Murray with “bringing painting back to life.� In Her Story, we can see that she did much the same for printmaking. N Sheryl Nonnenberg is a freelance writer who lives in Menlo Park. What: Her Story: Prints by Elizabeth Murray Where: Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive (Lomita Drive and Museum Way), Stanford University When: Through March 30 Cost: Free Info:

E ĂŠ  -/ FRANCO FORAY ... “Palo Alto,â€? the anticipated film based on short stories by native son James Franco, will open in New York and Los Angeles — but not Palo Alto — on May 9, Tribeca Films announced this week. The film marks the directorial debut of Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola, and follows three stories of teenagers seeking cheap thrills and meaningful connections, according to the film company. Franco plays a soccer coach who has an illicit flirtation with shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts), who herself also has an unrequited crush on stoner Teddy (Jack Kilmer). Another girl, Emily (Zoe Levin), offers sexual favors to every boy she meets. And Teddy and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff), whose behavior may or may not be sociopathic, engage in riskier and riskier exploits. The bicoastal opening will be followed by a national release, Tribeca stated. No word yet on whether Franco will hold a special screening in Palo Alto. N

Eating Out Library offers brews, not books Palo Alto library system launches Brew University, a beer education program by Elena Kadvany | photos by Veronica Weber


ne wouldn’t normally associate beer with a library. But turning that association — or lack thereof — on its head is the whole point of Brew University, a beer-education program launched by the city of Palo Alto library system in the summer of 2012. “This program has spawned into a huge, huge opportunity for us at the library to attract more customers and broaden our scope in terms of programming and thinking of libraries in a different way than just a deposit for books,” said Cheryl Lee, Palo Alto’s community engagement and outreach librarian. Brew University is Lee’s brainchild, executed with the help of local partners from the beer and library world alike.

The program is a series of free classes that focus on a range of beer-related topics, from the basics of home brewing to “The Techie Side of Beer.” Each class begins with an informal lecture portion at Palo Alto’s downtown library on Forest Avenue and then moves to Gordon Biersch, about a block away on Emerson Street, for tastings and socializing. Each attendee is given a three-ounce tasting glass and can pour for themselves from bottles placed throughout the restaurant’s brewery, amongst giant metal beerbrewing tanks. At a recent class, “Seasonal Beers From Around the World,” Gordon Biersch’s brewmaster John Tucci opened the evening, talking to a captive audience of more than 20 people about his

A sampling of seasonal beers selected for tasting during the “Brew University” hosted by the Palo Alto Library. definition of “seasonal,” the beers he selected for them to taste, quirky beer history and more. “Seasonal beer styles are a very general term for beer that’s typically not made year-round,” he said. These styles are driven by


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that you can work with and of course you don’t want to allow it to go too far. I’ve created batches of intentionally sour beers that do go too far and there’s a tipping point when it becomes unpalatable.” He shared an anecdote about saving a jar of a “horrible” tasting batch of sour beer; three or four years later, he opened it up and found its flavor had morphed into “almost identical to what you would put on fish and chips.” City librarian Lee also brought in Derek Wolfgram, deputy county librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District and home brewer of many years, to lead a past Brew University session on making beer. “We do an overview of the history of beer and brewing just to put it in context a little bit and then talk about all the different ingredients,” Wolfgram said. “We have grains that people can taste and hops that people can smell and talk about the process ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

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and the different levels of involvement that you can have.� Wolfgram, of course, suggests a few books to get people started making their own beer at home: “The Complete Joy of Homebrewing� by Charlie Papazian and “How to Brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time� by John Palmer. The home-brewing sessions inspired one attendee, Palo Alto resident Bruce Kuwano, to pick up the hobby for the first time. At the seasonal beers class, Kuwano was still in the beginning stages of brewing his own beer. “I was going to ask John (Tucci) actually if it’s supposed to look this way, because it looks kind of scary right now,� he laughed. “It looks like a pond with a lot of fuzzy stuff on top. I added yeast, so I think that’s what it’s supposed to look like.� Undeterred, he moved on to taste more of the seasonal beers. Future Brew University events include “From HomeBrewer to Experienced Brewmaster� on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Tucci, who is opening his own production brewery in South San Francisco in a few months, will lead the class. Information on the classes can be found at Lee, Tucci and Wolfgram are also working on hosting a “Brew

Gerry Cargile, left, and wife Lara talk with Bruce Kuwano about the range of beers sampled at the “Brew University� event hosted by the Palo Alto Library at Gordon Biersch on Jan. 21. Day� competition this summer. Similar to reality cooking show Top Chef, four home brewing clubs will be given a mystery basket of ingredients and will have to make a beer on the spot with those ingredients. This will be an all-day event — beer takes about six hours to brew — on the downtown library’s outdoor patio. “We’re trying to change the game and broaden what the library means to people,� Lee said. N Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@

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The Lego Movie --(Century 16, Century 20) Kids’ toys and games have a poor track record as the basis for films. Since the broad-ranging “Toy Story” franchise doesn’t really count (and with apologies to “Transformers” fans), the bar hasn’t been set any higher than “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” “Clue” or perhaps “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” But, in a minor miracle of pop cinema, “The Lego Movie” changes all that. In the hands of screenwriter-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (the witty team behind “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), “The Lego Movie” proves that there’s a creative solution for almost any problem, including making a popular but also meaningful film about a product line of plastic interlocking toy bricks. Lord and Miller obviously started by asking themselves, “What’s good about Legos? Why are they so popular? ” and proceeded to answer those questions with a story built on thoughtful symbolism, crammed with eye-popping imagery, and populated (a la “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”) with familiar characters. It’s just another day in Bricksburg for Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt, in hilariously bubbly mode), an ordinary, regular, generic construction worker Lego “mini-figure” in a disturbingly conformist world. With his “prodigiously empty mind,” Emmet is content to “follow the instructions” by rooting for the local sports team, drinking expensive coffee and singing insidiously infectious pop song “Everything is Awesome!!!” while he works. But a freedom fighter named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) informs Emmet he might be “the Special” prophecied by a wizard named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman).

The surreal narrative that follows riffs on “The Matrix,” with its hero getting his mind blown by alternate realities as he comes to terms with being, just maybe, the only one who can save Legokind. Dastardly President Business (Will Ferrell) wields corporate control over everything (including voting machines) and plans to freeze society into the polar opposite of freedom. Armed with “the piece of resistance” and aided by a team of “Master Builders” who “change everything,” Emmet sets off on his Hero’s Journey. A phenomenal and very funny voice cast gives warmth to the impressive plastic-fantastic animation (“The Lego Movie” is — appropriately, I guess — exhausting to look at). Lord and Miller also get a charge from irreverent cultural parody, not only those characters allowed to roam free from the Warner Brothers stable (Will Arnett’s douche-y Batman), but also sightings of Lego Shakespeare, Lego Lincoln, a “Star Wars” fly-by and a Shaq attack. Get past the fact that you’re watching a feature-length commercial (albeit for a product most can agree is a good one), and further still past that “Matrix”-y surface, and you’ll find a thematic remake of “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”: zany episodes (in the Old West, Middle Zealand, CloudCuckooLand ...) provide a clothesline on which to hang social satire and an overriding message that an individual’s imagination can trump social and cultural oppression. Throw out the instructions, and make what you want of the world. Plus butt jokes. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor. One hour, 40 minutes. — Peter Canavese

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING of the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board (ARB) 8:30 A.M., Thursday, February 20, 2014, Palo Alto Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue. Go to the Development Center at 285 Hamilton Avenue to review filed documents; contact Diana Tamale for information regarding business hours at 650.329.2144. 518-526 Bryant Street [13PLN-00225]: Request by VKK Signs for Architectural Review of a building sign program with Sign Exceptions to allow the installation of five projecting wall signs for five commercial tenants in the CD-C (GF) (P) zone district. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of CEQA per section 15311. 537 Hamilton Avenue [13PLN-00268]: Request by Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects for a Design Enhancement Exception (DEE) to allow the proposed roof-top canopy to exceed the height limit by up to 11’-6” in the CD-C(P) zone district. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per section 15303.

PUBLIC NOTICE FORMER NAVAL AIR STATION MOFFETT FIELD Restoration Advisory Board Meeting February 2014 The next regular meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) for former Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field will be held on:

Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at: Mountain View Senior Center Social Hall 266 Escuela Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040-1813 The RAB reviews and comments on plans and activities about the ongoing environmental studies and restoration activities underway at Moffett Field. Regular RAB meetings are open to the public and the Navy encourages your involvement. To review documents on Moffett Field environmental restoration projects, please visit the information repository located at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6337. For more information, contact Mr. Scott Anderson, Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator at (619) 532-0938 or Visit the Navy’s website:

601 California Avenue [13PLN-00460]: Request by Dave Musgrave, Toeniskoetter Construction on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University for Architectural Review of a sign exception to allow one additional freestanding sign along the California Avenue frontage of the existing Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati legal advisor offices in the RP zoning district. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of CEQA per section 15311. Architectural Review of a proposed Draft Ordinance modifying: (1) Chapter 18.16 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Section 18.16.060 to (a) address building setbacks (the “build-to” line standard) in the CN and CS Districts and (b) reduce the allowable Floor Area Ratio on CN zoned sites where dwelling units are permitted at 20 units per acre; and (2) PAMC Chapter 18.04 Section 18.04.030 to adjust the definition of Lot Area in order to encourage wider sidewalks. The Draft Ordinance is scheduled for Planning and Transportation Commission review and recommendation to Council on February 26, 2014. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of CEQA per section 15305. Amy French Chief Planning Official ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊÇ]ÊÓä£{ÊU Page 25


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12 Years A Slave (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 12:30, 3:45, 7:10 & 10:15 p.m.

Tomaso Antonio

American Hustle (R) ((( Century 16: 12:20, 3:40, 7:05 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 12:55, 4, 7:15 & 10:25 p.m.

Beethoven Fidelio Overture Vitali Chaconne



August: Osage County (R) ((( Century 20: 10:55 a.m., 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m.

Symphony No. 3

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Organ soloist

Joe Guthrie

8pm* Saturday, February 15, 2014 First Congregational Church 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA

* 7:30pm Pre-concert talk



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Frozen (PG) Century 16: 1:15, 3:55 & 7 p.m. Sing along: 11:55 a.m., 2:35 & 5:15 p.m. In 3-D: 10:30 a.m. & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 1:50 & 7 p.m. Sing along at 12:05, 2:45 & 8:10 p.m. In 3-D at 11:15 a.m., 4:25 & 9:35 p.m. Gloria (R) Palo Alto Square: 1:45, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Fri & Sat at 9:55 p.m. Gravity (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 20: In 3-D at 11:50 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:05 & 9:45 p.m. Her (R) (((( Century 20: 5:20 & 10:45 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 4 & 7 p.m. Fri & Sun 1 p.m. Fri & Sat 10 p.m.


Inside Llewyn Davis (R) (((( Century 16: 7:55 & 10:30 p.m. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13) Century 16: 11:05 a.m., 1:55, 4:55, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5:05, 7:40 & 10:25 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka (Not Rated) Century 20: Sat 9:55 a.m. Palo Alto Square: Fri & Sat 9:55 a.m. The Monuments Men (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:25 a.m., noon, 1:25, 3, 4:25, 6:10, 7:25, 9:10 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m., 12:10, 1:55, 3, 4:45, 6 & 9 p.m. In X-D at 7:35 & 10:30 p.m. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) (G) Stanford Theatre: 3:50 & 7:30 p.m. Nebraska (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: noon, 2:30, 5:15 & 8 p.m. The Nut Job (PG) (1/2 Century 16: 10:20 a.m., 12:35, 2:50 & 5:05 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 & 10:30 p.m. Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animated (G) Aquarius Theatre: 11:45 a.m., 2:15 & 7 p.m. Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action (Not Rated) Aquarius Theatre: 4:30 & 9:15 p.m. Philomena (PG-13) ((( Guild Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. Ride Along (PG-13) Century 16: 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 8 & 10:30 p.m. The Saratov Approach (PG-13) Century 20: 11:25 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m.

The Jungle Book (1967) (G) Century 20: 1 & 5 p.m.

Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13) (( Century 20: 1:20, 4:15, 7:30 & 10:20 p.m.


Labor Day (PG-13) (1/2 Century 16: 10:50 a.m., 1:35, 4:20, 7:15 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 1:55, 4:35, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) (PG) Century 16: Sun 2 p.m. Century 20: Sun 2 p.m.


The LEGO Movie (PG) ((( Century 16: 10:15 a.m., 12:10, 2:55, 3:30, 5:30, 6:15, 8:05 & 10:40 p.m. In 3-D at 10:45 a.m., 12:50, 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9 & 9:40 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m., 1:05, 1:40, 4:20, 6:15, 7 & 8:50 p.m. In 3-D at 10:30 a.m., 3:40, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. In X-D at 11:45 a.m. 2:25 & 5:05 p.m.


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The Little Mermaid (1989) (G) Century 20: 3 & 7 p.m.

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Lone Survivor (R) ((1/2 Century 16: 7:20 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 2:10, 5, 7:50 & 10:45 p.m.

That Awkward Moment (R) Century 16: 12:05 p.m., 2:40, 5:05, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 5:10 & 7:35 p.m. Fri & Sat 12:15 & 2:40 p.m. Sat & Sun 10 p.m. Vampire Academy (PG-13) Century 16: 11:45 a.m., 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: noon, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. The Wolf of Wall Street (R) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:50 a.m., 4 & 8 p.m. Century 20: 12:10, 4:10 & 8:05 p.m. You Can’t Take It With You (1938) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Sat & Sun 3:25 p.m.

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Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650-493-0128)


Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (650-266-9260) Stanford: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (650-324-3700) Internet address: For show times, plot synopses, trailers and more information about films playing, go to

The Mediation Program sponsored by the City of Palo Alto is now accepting applications from volunteers who live or work in Palo Alto or Stanford. Typical cases handled by this program include: ✓ Tenant – Landlord disputes including deposits, repairs, maintenance, rent increases ✓ Neighbor –to- Neighbor disputes such as fences, parking, trees or excessive noise ✓ Consumer Issues such as auto repairs or contractors

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Gloria – 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 Her – 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Sat 2/8

Gloria – 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55 Her – 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Sun - Tues, & Thurs Gloria – 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 2/9 - 2/11 & 2/13 Her – 1:00, 4:00, 7:00

Selected applicants will be appointed by the City to a two-year term, following required training and orientation.

The application must be postmarked March 21, 2014.

Friday 2/7

Weds ONLY 2/12

Leigh Anne Tuohy is the inspirational keynote speaker on February 20th at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton. General admission tickets include a wine and cheese reception with live music beginning at 6:15. A book signing will follow Leigh Anne’s 7:15 presentation. Proceeds from this event will provide tuition assistance funds for low- income families whose children attend St. Elizabeth Seton School in Palo Alto. Tickets: Ad donated as a community service by Palo Alto Weekly

Gloria – 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 Her – 1:00

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When experience really pays off Local Encore Fellows find ‘work that matters in the second half of life’ by Chris Kenrick Palo Alto resident who spent her assion, purpose and a pay- 2012 Encore Fellowship workcheck. ing on marketing, IT and finance That’s the mantra of a projects for Abilities United, new movement to lure corporate which serves people with disemployees nearing retirement to abilities. consider “encore careers” in the King was in her last week on nonprofit sector. the job as a vice-president at CisDwight Powery took six months co, where she had worked for 16 off when he left Hewlett-Packard years, when a senior manager sugafter a 28-year career with the gested she pilot-test the Encore company in global account man- Fellowship, with the company agement and operations. paying her stipend. “But after awhile, I felt like, The fellowship at Abilities ‘I’ve got to do something,’” said United, where she already was a Powery who, at 51, already was board member, gave King “the an active volunteer with several ability to transition into the nonnonprofits as well as a youth bas- profit world and sort of ease into ketball coach. retirement and contribute back in Powery signed on as an “En- a new way,” she said. core Fellow” with the task of Lori-Ann Tarter, a 2013 Encore implementing a technology plan fellow, put her 25 years’ experiat InnVision Shelter Network, the ence in advertising, marketing Menlo Park-based nonprofit that and media planning to use at the provides homeless services in Redwood City-based Center for Santa Clara and San Mateo coun- Excellence in Nonprofits. ties. Tarter, who He hit it off with years ago worked CEO Karae Lisle, ‘A lot of people in high-tech adsoon switching vertising and later from part-time are saying, “I’m as an independent to full-time, with only 55 or 65 and consultant while his $25,000 stihelping with marI still have a lot to pend paid by the keting in her husnonprofit. When contribute.”’ band’s engineerhis fellowship —Jere King, Encore Fellow ing consulting officially ended business, heard this month, Powabout the Encore ery joined the regular InnVision Fellowship from a friend in her Shelter Network staff as vice- book club. president of strategy and technolWith her younger child apogy. proaching high school graduation, Encore fellowships are the Tarter seized on the fellowship as brainchild of Marc Freedman, one way to come to terms with her founder and CEO of San Francis- soon-to-be empty nest. co-based and author of “I notice that a lot of my friends “Encore: Finding Work that Mat- are looking at each other and sayters in the Second Half of Life.” ing, ‘Gosh, what do I do? Once He led the creation of the Experi- the last child graduates, everyence Corps (now AARP Experi- thing stops. All that volunteer ence Corps), organizing people work I did has been tied in with over 55 to work on improving (the children’s) lives. Now I’m education in low-income areas, ready to get paid again.’ as well as The Purpose Prize, an “The other side is, you don’t annual $100,000 award for “so- necessarily need to make the cial innovators in the second half same size salary and you may not of life.” need benefits. It’s a great way to The fellowships — now nation- tiptoe back into the working world wide — have been running in in a nonprofit environment.” Silicon Valley since 2009 with Tarter said nonprofit managers support from companies like HP, have told her Encore fellows ofIntel and Cisco Systems. fer levels of talent and experience “A lot of people are saying, ‘I’m they otherwise couldn’t have afonly 55 or 65 and I still have a forded. lot to contribute,’” said longtime technology executive Jere King, a ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊÎä)



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Mon, Feb. 3 Acupuncture @Avenidas 9:15-11:30am, $25 Call (650) 289-5400 for appointment Tues. Feb. 4 Parkinson’s Exercise Program @Avenidas 11:30am-12:30pm Free.

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Sat. Feb. 8 Aging in Place 2014 Conference 9am – 3pm @Mountain View Senior Center Free. Contact:

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Tues. Feb. 25 Tuina Exercise 10-11am @Avenidas. Free.

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Wed. Feb. 26 Mindfulness Meditation @Avenidas 2pm Free.

Wed. Feb. 19 Tips for Dealing with Challenging Behaviors of People with Dementia Free Workshop in Mountain View @1pm (@Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, 270 Escuela Ave.) Space is limited. Please RSVP to (650)-289-5496 or emailing before February 18th. Thurs. Feb. 20 Book Group: “The Eternal Wonder� @Avenidas @3pm. Free. Fri. Feb. 21 Bridge @Avenidas 2-4pm. Free.

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SENIOR CIRCUIT ... Fitness coaches at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center invite seniors to Senior Circuit, a four-week program designed for active older adults, male and female, who are looking to maintain an independent lifestyle. Beginners and experienced exercisers will use machines in the JCC’s Goldman Fitness Center’s Technogym, with rest in between. Senior Circuit will begin with an assessment and finish with ideas for easy follow-up workout programs that build and maintain body strength. The program is for active seniors who are new or returning to exercise, need assistance using the gym equipment, want to build community with other active seniors or need extra motivation to exercise often. The month-long, twice-weekly sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 2:30 p.m. will be offered in February and March. The cost for the four-week program is $64 for fitness-center members and $144 for nonmembers. Drop-in fees are $12 for members and $22 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Bonnie McLaughlin at or 650-223-8719. ‘VALENTINE’S DAY’ AND OTHER FLICKS ... The Avenidas Movie Club will show the 2010 romance comedy “Valentine’s Day� next Thursday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. Other movie club picks this month are Woody Allen’s 2012 “To Rome With Love� on Thursday, Feb. 20, and the 2012 romantic drama “The Words� on Thursday, Feb. 27. Movie club, which includes refreshments and drinks, meets at 1:30 p.m. at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St. It’s free for Avenidas members, and $2 for nonmembers. AGING AROUND THE GLOBE ... An aging population is a looming economic and social burden, particularly in Europe and Northeast Asia, and to a lesser extent in the United States, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. In many of these societies, the public recognizes the problem. How this recognition affects the emerging politics of global aging — allocation of scarce resources to pay for pensions and health care of the elderly — could prove a defining issue in graying economies around the world, the report said. Americans are less worried than most Europeans and Asians, reflecting the demographic reality that the U.S. population is aging more slowly, the report said. For example, the number of dependents (people under 15 and over 65) for every 100 people of working age (15 to 64) is projected to rise in the United States from 49 in 2010 to 66 in 2050. In Japan, the number of dependents for every 100 workers is projected to rise from 57 in 2010 to 96 in 2050. FAMILY CAREGIVING 101 ... Emotional health, Alzheimer’s, medications and art therapy are among the topics in a series of free Family Caregiving Workshops offered monthly through June by the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View. This month’s presentation, on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., features San Francisco psychologist Michael Priddy and psychiatric nurse practitioner Cara Hoepner in a discussion of emotional health. RSVP to or by calling 650-289-5498.

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DESIGNING FOR INDEPENDENCE ... The Stanford Center on Longevity has announced seven finalists from 52 teams around the globe in its inaugural Design Challenge focused on maximizing independence for people with cognitive impairment. The seven include Automated Home Activity Monitoring from Stanford, which is a system for automatically detecting activities of daily living and generating a call for help when necessary; CareSolver, from Harvard University, a platform intended to give caregivers support and help in coordinating with a larger caregiving team; Confage, from San Francisco State University, a game that teachers older users how to better use touchscreen devices; Eatwell, from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, a tableware set designed for the needs of people with Alzheimer’s; Memory Maps, from the Copenhagen Institute of Design, a system helping a person with early-stage cognitive issues and his or her family to record memories attached to real-world locations; Taste+, from Singapore National University, a spoon that electrically stimulates tastebuds to promote better eating for those with diminished taste sensation; ThermoRing, from San Francisco State, a visual indication of a stove burner that’s left on or that’s too hot to touch, a significant safety issue for people with dementia. Finalists will receive $1,000 and mentorship from the Design Challenge corporate sponsors prior to the finals, to be held at Stanford in April. N

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And after decades in the corporate world, fellows King and Powery said the mission-driven nature of nonprofit work was a refreshing change. “You’re dealing with very passionate people solving challenging problems and it’s an exciting environment to work in,� King said. But corporate America typically is far ahead of nonprofits — even those in Silicon Valley — when it comes to the operational side of things, with frequently outdated technology and other systems. At InnVision Shelter Network, Powery has worked on implementing an online payroll system and is overseeing the rollout of new communication systems and routers to the agency’s 240 employees in 18 locations, made possible by a nearly half-million dollar grant from Cisco. “We’re starting to use more of the technology to our advantage,� Powery said, tiptoeing into systems like conference calling and Webex. “There’s a fine line between when to do it remotely and when to do it in person. Karae and I have talked about this — we don’t want to go to one extreme.� One thing that attracted him to the agency, Powery said, was “the business view they took of things. “They always have the mission in mind — getting people off the streets, getting them into supportive housing, out of homelessness, helping them find a job, case management, client services — but they’re always looking at how to make it more effective. “It’s not just ‘the mission at all costs.’ That’s what I enjoy about being there.� But as newcomers from the corporate world, he stressed that Encore fellows must “learn about the new sector, or business, you’re in. “You can’t just come in and say, ‘I was this executive at HP so I know how to do it.’ You have to say, ‘Here are some skills I have but I know nothing about homelessness. What can I learn? What can I read? Who are our partners? How does the funding come?’ “So there’s a whole new learning curve I’ve had to go through this last year, which is great. The one thing with Encore is it gives you the ability to use the skills you’re good at, and learn while you’re there.� Powery said he’s come to appreciate the complexities and different types of homelessness, including the mental health and family issues involved. “I never knew about families that are homeless,� he said. “It makes it exciting to know that what I’m doing has an impact.� N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

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A Palo Alto couple sits in their kitchen, recalling the struggle to help their son, who had schizophrenia and ultimately ended his life. (The photo was slightly manipulated to protect their identities.)


hen “Jake Johanson” had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and medications that worked for his schizophrenia. For the next three years, he was a model of recovery. He lived with his parents and took his medicines every day. He ate nutritious, regular meals. He graduated from college and got a full-time job. “We couldn’t ask for a more normal son,” his mother recalled. Two years ago Johanson moved to Monterey for work. Over time, he stopped communicating with his family. He lost his job and possession of his car; then he couldn’t pay his rent. “We had not seen or heard from him at all for the past 1½ years,” his mother recalled. “In October, we were notified by his landlord that he had been evicted. We went down to bring him home, but he did not want to come back.” Johanson’s parents faced a hard reality known to many families with severely mentally ill loved ones: They don’t have control over their son because he is an adult. And when the loved one forgoes treatment for the illness and ends up living on the street or becoming incarcerated, family members say, that lack of control turns to anguish. Over the next several months, Johanson’s parents sought to keep in contact with their son. They drove to Monterey every weekend

and learned that he was sleeping was taken to the emergency room, in the sand dunes, shielded from and he had a bed to sleep in and a the elements only by a thin sheet. warm and nutritious meal. It was At one point, they filed a missing- a prayer of gratitude,” she said. persons report. Johanson was taken to a locked One day, they found him at a institution in Sacramento the next recycling center. day, but the relief his parents felt “He was so paranoid and symp- at knowing where he was didn’t tomatic that he told us to go away,” last. The Health Insurance Porshe said. tability and Jo h a n s o n’s Accountability parents lobAct (HIPAA) ¼Ê/…iÊ«ÀˆÛ>VÞʏ>ÜÃÊ>˜`Ê bied police to prevents hos*ÊÀˆ}…ÌÃʅ>ÛiÊ take him in on pitals from a 5150 hold — }œ˜iÊ̜œÊv>ÀÊ܅i˜Ê…ˆÃÊ releasing any a legal procei n for mat ion «>Ài˜ÌÃ]Ê܅œÊ>ÀiʅˆÃÊ dure allowing about an adult’s œ˜ÞÊ>`ۜV>ÌiÃ]ÊV>˜½ÌÊ authorities to medical condiplace persons tion unless they …i«Ê…ˆ“°½ involunt a r ily sign a waiver; – Parents of in a hospital and their son a mentally ill man for evaluation. has not signed But when poa consent form, lice officers did she said. a welfare check on Johanson, he Johanson’s mother believes the was coherent and eating — albeit pendulum toward patients’ rights junk food — so he did not meet has swung too wide. the criteria for a 5150 hold, police “The privacy laws and HIPAA told the family. rights have gone too far when his “It was mind boggling. He parents, who are his only advohas a mental illness. He has no cates, can’t help him,” she said. insight into his condition,” his No one wants to return to the mother said. days when people with severe Johanson’s parents again lost mental illnesses were chained to track of their evasive son. In mid- their beds, say family members January, he was found sleeping in and health professionals. But some filth in an abandoned building, families want a greater ability to and he had lost weight, she said. compel treatment for a loved one “It was a mess. When (police) who refuses treatment, and they saw that, they took him in on a want less restrictive conservatorhold. I felt such relief. It was the ship laws. first time in months and months But there are mental health prothat we were able to help him. He fessionals and patient advocates

who reject those ideas. They say there are already laws to compel treatment in cases where people will harm themselves or others. And those with mental illness could be harmed more when constrained to undergo treatment they don’t want, advocates say. Additional laws restricting individual rights are not the answer, they argue, but greater funding for outpatient programs and community facilities that provide appropriate care is. Thousands of Santa Clara County residents are hospitalized annually for a serious mental health issue, ranging from debilitating depression, threats of suicide or violence, mania and psychotic episodes caused by schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Throughout Santa Clara County in 2012, more than 6,500 people were hospitalized for a mental illness in private and public facilities, according to the California Office of Statewide Planning and Development. Of those, Stanford Hospital’s emergency room saw 1,254 patients with mental disorders, or 3.9 percent of overall emergency room visits. The hospital admitted 794 patients with mental illness of all types and transferred 248 people to other hospitals, according to the state report. The percentage was similar for El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. The emergency department at the county’s public hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical

Center, saw 12,886 mentally ill patients, which accounted for 17.5 percent of its overall emergency visits. It admitted 1,526 patients and transferred 2,250 to other facilities, according to the state database. The majority of mental health admissions were for psychoses, the report stated. During fiscal year 2011-12, Stanford diagnosed 641 patients with psychoses; El Camino Hospital diagnosed 803 patients and Valley Medical Center 1,447.


dvocates and families hotly debate whether severely mentally ill persons, such as those with delusions, should have a right to choose — or are capable of choosing — their care. Kathy Forward, who has a sister who has been hospitalized for delusional or psychotic episodes numerous times and who also has a mentally ill son, believes that many are not capable. Forward is the executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in Santa Clara County, although she emphasized that she was speaking for herself for this article and not for the organization. Forward said the law makes it too difficult to hospitalize someone with psychosis. “I strongly believe in people’s individual rights. There are many ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

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levels of mental illness. But when that rationality, that reasoning is gone, we have to protect people,” she said. Forward’s sister has been ill with schizo-affective disorder (schizophrenia and a mood disorder) since she turned 18. Her sister is compliant with taking her medications, but if they stop working, there is no reasoning with her, Forward said. “She thinks she’s clairvoyant and working with the police department. She will say that her boyfriend is a racist, and there are serial killers all around her. She has just been in the hospital two times in the past three months. She thinks she is pregnant. I can try to hope that if she goes to the hospital that someone will recognize she is ill and will treat her. She doesn’t see anything is wrong,” she said. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, society has been less tolerant of delusional persons. Her sister’s calls to the police have gotten her arrested, whereas before police would take her to the hospital, she said. The stigma of mental illness plays a large role in noncompliance with treatment and acknowledgement of illness. And social ignorance of mental disorders adds to misconceptions, she said. Mental illness should not be treated any differently than dementia and other brain disorders that impair cognitive function, Forward said. “It’s a brain illness. When people get Alzheimer’s or dementia, we don’t let people walk on the streets. ... With any other severe illness, they would ask, ‘Where’s your family?’ But not with mental illness. It’s not only the person but families are also destroyed by the illness,” she said. Palo Alto resident Gloria Bush, 72, lived on the streets for 15 years. Last Dec. 21, she died of hypothermia in Heritage Park. Her daughter had sought for years to help her homeless mother. Bush was hospitalized at age 18 for a mental illness and again in mid-life, her daughter said. She led a meaningful and functional life until she had another psychotic break in her 50s. She lost her job, and she ended up on the street. When Bush became homeless, she was guarded with people, but she initially accepted help from strangers and family. She stayed in shelters, took their gifts of clothing and money, and she had hopes of holding down a job and getting her own apartment again, her daughter said. But gradually, she became harder and harder to reach. She stopped staying in shelters, turned down housing when it was offered, wouldn’t accept financial assistance, and refused to draw on her Social Security benefits or apply for Medicare, her daughter said. Bush’s daughter recalled her

A homeless person huddles under blankets in the cold weather on Feb. 3, outside of a Palo Alto church. frustration as she tried to help her mother. Before Bush became homeless, her daughter called the Santa Clara County Medical Center’s mobile mental health unit to get a psychiatric evaluation for her mother. The woman who arrived started the interview, but then Bush refused to talk further. The mental health professional confirmed there was definitely something wrong with Bush, but she didn’t have enough to diagnose her, her daughter said. “The biggest challenge I faced with my mother’s situation is that she refused any treatment. The fact that she denied even having a mental illness made treatment nearly impossible. Legally, unless she threatened to hurt herself or someone else or was gravely disabled, no one could force her to accept treatment,” Bush’s daughter said, referring to the 1972 Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, which states people must be considered a danger to themselves or to others, or they must be “gravely disabled” and unable to feed, clothe or shelter themselves. “I felt frustrated and helpless. It was heartbreaking. It was difficult just accepting that this wonderful, kind, strong woman who raised me was mentally ill,” her daughter said. Bush’s daughter began a long process of consulting with mental health professionals, homeless outreach workers, National Association for the Mentally Ill representatives and the local police about conservatorship over her mother. “No one thought it could hap-

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pen in my mother’s case. It would have required the police taking her to Valley Med for a 72-hour hold, and then the health professional recommending conservatorship before it could go to court. Some thought my mother would be happier having her freedom, even though she was living on the street, than confined in a facility,” she said. Seven years ago, Bush cut off contact with her daughter. When Bush’s daughter and sonin-law came to Palo Alto to find her, Bush was at the nonprofit InnVision Shelter Network food closet, but she did not recognize her daughter. She called her daughter an impostor. The family stayed in contact with outreach workers at InnVision Shelter Network. While workers checked on her welfare, Bush always refused offers for housing and other assistance, officials there said. As Bay Area temperatures plummeted last December, Bush’s daughter again called InnVision Shelter Network out of concern for her mother’s welfare. Staff searched for Bush, but she was not found. Bush died of hypothermia, lying on the ground next to her favorite bench, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner. “If my mother could have received treatment early in her illness, it’s possible that she could have continued the life she deserved. The longer she went without treatment, and the worse her illness became, the less likely she could ever live a ‘normal’ life

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Kathy Forward, who is the executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in Santa Clara County and has mentally ill relatives, stands outside her Los Gatos office. again. Like many illnesses, early Momentum’s outreach focuses intervention is so important,” on developing a strong rapport Bush’s daughter said. with the individual and building Laws that protect an individ- trust. Paul Taylor, president and ual’s rights are “extremely im- CEO, acknowledged that trust can portant,” she said. “But in some take years in some cases. circumstances, it does go too far. “I wish I had a magic bullet, In my mother’s case, I was unable single answer for you. There are to get conservatorship for her. some people, who out of anger A particular and frustration, sticking point need to force was the criteria people against ¼Ê/…iÀi½ÃÊ>ÊÀi>Ü˜Ê for determintheir will and «iœ«iÊ`œ˜½ÌÊÜ>˜Ìʅi«Ê ing whether or put them in a not someone hospital. While vÀœ“Ê̅iÊÃÞÃÌi“°Ê°°°Ê is ‘gravely disI understand /…iÞ½Ûiʅ>`ÊvÀˆ}…Ìi˜ˆ˜}Ê abled.’ Inability those feelings, iÝ«iÀˆi˜Við½ to provide shelthere’s a reason ter is one of the people don’t – Paul Taylor, CEO and criteria, along want help from president, Momentum with food and the system,” he for Mental Health clothing. I was said. told that sleepThere is a ing under a tree time and place or in a doorway can be considered when someone needs to be kept shelter, so my mother did not meet safe and monitored in a hospital that requirement,” she said. setting, he said. But being handcuffed and put into a squad car ome mental health profes- or being hospitalized or given sionals think that compel- medications with severe side efling a person to take treat- fects can be traumatic. Sometimes ment may do more harm in people have agreed to accept help, the long run, except in cases in but then they’ve had frightening which someone poses a clear dan- experiences, he said. ger to themselves or others. “It’s about building a relationMomentum for Mental Health, ship with somebody. It is not a the largest private nonprofit pro- simple thing — it’s hard. People vider of mental health services with severe mental illness are in Santa Clara County, serves more like people without mental 3,800 people annually at multiple illness than not. What makes for locations, including Palo Alto. a relationship is the same as for Its programs include residential anyone. If you feel respected, if treatment that provides alterna- you feel listened to and you feel tives to hospitalization, assisted treated as an equal, you are more living and outpatient treatment likely to trust someone. That’s programs that help mentally ill where you start. People have to persons maintain independent be willing to talk to you. living, and family support. “If someone is unwilling to talk


to you, no matter how hard you try you won’t succeed. You cannot win a food battle with a child unless you sit on them and pry their mouth open. You can’t force them to swallow. It’s the same thing — it’s like forcing a child,” he said. Some of the most severely ill people are capable of making choices — just not the choices their families and others think they should make, he said. Taylor tries to meet the person based on their wants and needs. “We don’t say, ‘You’ve got bad judgment because you don’t want help.’ Instead, we’ll bring a blanket and a sandwich. It doesn’t matter if someone is ill or not. Everybody always wants something. It’s not your job as a mental health professional to convince someone to adopt goals you think are good for them. It is your job to get them what they want. If someone who is unhoused wants to be a schoolteacher, you can help them to take the first step. You can ask what they think the first step might be. Maybe it’s washing your clothes. If they stumble on a step, you never tell them it’s a terrible mistake or say it’s too ambitious,” he said. Brian Greenberg, vice president of programs and a psychologist at InnVision Shelter Network, said building relationships with clients and offering small incentives — conditional reinforcement — can slowly leverage relationships and encourage people to take housing and medical services. “We give away a lot of things to get people on Social Security,” he said. “You have to have a relation-

aitlin Chan” was working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology when she tried to end her life. She was taken to the hospital on a psychiatric hold, and later she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Now, Chan must take powerful medicine to treat her severe mental illness. “It worked. But you do pay a price every time you take these medications,” she said. The lithium caused a tumor on her kidney and kidney disease. And she has developed a thyroid condition that she attributes to taking the medicine. While families, medical professionals and advocates debate whether severely mentally ill persons should be compelled to take treatment, the recipients of those forced treatments said they often do harm. Chan once spent three weeks in a treatment facility, where she received so much medication that her heart almost stopped, she said. “I was drooling and dehydrated. They gave me an IV, and my heart came back,” she recalled. Chan is opposed to forced treatment and hospitalization when there is no danger to the person or others, she said. Being handcuffed and dragged away is traumatic for people. “You are treated as a criminal. It doesn’t really help,” she said. She said she accepted her illness from the beginning because she knew the symptoms, and she is “medication adherent” — a term she prefers over “compliant” because it infers that she has a choice. Chan has the support of her family. She is self-aware of the triggers of her illness. But she has seen people decline into homelessness and shredded clothing, walking around talking to themselves, she said. Treating that level of illness is a quandary, she said. “I don’t think there’s a perfect answer for it. I can understand why parents want to get treatment for their loved one. They want to help,” she said. “It is, sadly to say, their choice. If you start committing people who are not a danger to themselves, that could be a problem. There are all of these gray areas. We’re taking away personal liberties,” she said. “Lucy Grey” agreed. A county mental health worker involved in peer support, she is also a “consumer” — the term

persons who are receiving treatment for mental illness use to describe themselves. Grey has worked at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Barbara Arons Pavilion, an inpatient facility where people spend weeks or months in treatment while still suffering acute symptoms. “There’s lots of tears that I see. It’s upsetting for everyone. The hardest piece is, how do you get people that ill who have been through the system again and again to get treatment? “It sucks being on medication. You do have side effects. And people are more creative without medication. I write poetry, and I feel blunted. A lot of creative people feel that way. Taking medication affects them a lot,” she said. Grey has never been hospitalized for her bipolar illness. The first inklings that something was wrong started when she was 4 years old. She remembered having severe anxiety. When she began to menstruate at age 11, depression set in. “The day it happened, the clouds rolled in, and they never left,” she said. Taking a “cocktail” of medications “angered me a little bit,” she said. But at 40, she is stable. She has gone through “a true recovery process,” she said, which includes mindfulness therapy and peer counseling. The stigma attached to mental illness remains a bigger challenge, she said. “Stigma really affects everybody. Especially the older generation. They don’t want to be associated with mental health problems. Clients say they don’t want anybody to know. People will look down on them. There’s a lot of fear.” Working as a peer counselor is the first time Grey has felt comfortable and accepted, she said. “It helps me to be myself and stay recovered. I’ve had a lot of jobs. I felt like I was carrying around a big secret. But since I started working here, this big burden is off me. Before, I couldn’t fully be myself. “The truth is, after all of these years, you do feel it on this inside. We feel weak or bad about ourselves,” she said. But working among her peers has helped give her a voice. “Now I give presentations, and I’m who I really am. I don’t have to be afraid, and I get to help other people feel less afraid themselves.” N


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here are no easy solutions to the complex situations that arise due to severe mental illness, said the Palo Alto parents of “John Rutherford.” Diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 19, his deterioration became progressive with each psychotic episode, his parents said. By law, they could not force their adult son to take medication, and eventually they could not handle him in their home. “We tried to keep him calm, but it wasn’t possible. He would steal our money, get drunk, steal our car,” his mother said. Rutherford became homeless and wound up in county jails for petty crimes. In between, he stayed in board-and-care homes and did well while on his medication. The comprehensive care he received in these homes was largely good, and it helped to preserve his dignity. But the quality differed, his parents said. He grew dissatisfied with each location and moved from place to place, trying to escape his illness and always hoping a new environment would bring relief, his father added. Often, they did not know where he was.

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which was very unusual, and he wants his picture to be taken. He said it was the happiest day of his life. He kissed and hugged me,” she recalled. Then Rutherford caught a train to San Francisco, where he died by suicide. For his parents, there is a certain irony that after finding lucidity, their son ended his life, they said. Looking back, the couple felt they did everything they could. But there could be changes to the system that would improve care for the mentally ill, they said. “Unless there is evidence of abuse in the family, parents shouldn’t be cut off. You know your kids and you love them,” his mother said. The greatest challenge is societal, they said, pointing to a lack of value placed on services to treat mental illness and thus a lack of funding. “Everybody’s in the same situation. You don’t have public support. It takes collective action,” Rutherford’s father said. “We’re working against a real bad cultural problem and fashionable austerity,” he added. “Nobody wants to be mentally ill. It’s more of a stigma than cancer. Cancer is just bad luck. ... We’re swimming against a very powerful tide. (People think that) ‘If you’re down and out, you deserve it.’” But no one is very far from mental illness, he said, a notion he tried to instill in his son so that he might feel less stigmatized and perhaps be more willing to accept treatment. “A tiny little tweak in that neurochemistry, and we’re all ill,” he said. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@ NEXT WEEK: In part 2 of this series on mental illness and its consequences for the ill and their families, the Weekly examines policies and laws regulating the treatment of mental illness. On the cover: A homeless man sleeps on a bench outside of Palo Alto City Hall in early February. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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Home Front TREE WALK ... Canopy Program Director and ISA certified arborist Michael Hawkins will lead a free tree walk through the Palo Verde neighborhood from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, meeting in front of Palo Verde Elementary School, 3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Expect to see flowering dogwood, Scotch pine, deodar cedars and more. Information: LEARN TO PRUNE ... Alyssa Andersen, from Filoli’s horticulture staff, will teach a series of pruning classes, each focusing on a different plant, beginning with a demonstration followed by hands-on practice. Bring garden gloves and garden-work clothing, as well as sharp pair of shears. The classes include “Roses,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8; “Hydrangeas,” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8; “Fruit Trees,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22; “Wisteria,” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. Each class is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or

Collard greens grow in soil richly cultivated with compost, which can be improved with sheet mulching.

GARDEN PLANNING ... Common Ground staff will offer a garden planning workshop, “Early Bird Gets the Cantaloupe,” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Bring a drawing of your available growing space (including dimensions and orientation relative to north), a calculator and “How to Grow More Vegetables,” 8th edition, to learn how to create garden plans for up to 200 square feet of growing space. Cost is $50. Information: 650-493-6072 or LEARN TO QUILT ... Christine Hopkins will cover the basics of quilting — tools and techniques, cutting and piecing blocks, sewing the quilt top and finishing it off — in “Beginning Quilting” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 10 to March 10, at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Cost is $85 for nonresidents, $64 for residents plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor (sewing machines may also be rented for use during class for $20). Information: 650330-2200 or www.menlopark. org or email: MANAGE THAT REMODEL ... Mollyanne Sherman returns with

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Jason McKenney, agricultural manager at Hidden Villa, holds up a handful of nutrient-rich compost. He’ll be talking about how to make this during a class on sheet mulching Feb. 16.

Sheet mulching replenishes soil without chemicals by Marion Hohlfeld photos by Veronica Weber


t’s nearly spring and time to confront a common gardening problem: How can one create healthy soil while keeping the weeds at bay? By sheet mulching — putting down layers of organic material that stimulates the microbial community and improves the biological and physical texture, according to Jason McKenney, agricultural manager at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Simply said, if you are looking for an easy way to add nutrients to your soil, improve soil structure and suppress weeds, sheet mulching is an effective, chemical-free and no-dig gardening technique in order to help accomplish this goal. The basic concept is to place layers of nitrogenand carbon-rich materials on top of the soil, allowing them to break down naturally over time.

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McKenney, who’s been managing the farm since 2008, will be teaching a class as part of Hidden Villa’s “Home Farm” series on Feb. 16. He works with three full-time interns and plenty of volunteers to farm the 9 acres of prime, arable land. One of his duties and responsibilities is teaching different types of gardening classes to the local community. Noting that healthy plants need a strong, very diverse and high volume microbiological community, McKenney is a big supporter of sheet mulching. “What we are trying to do is find the ways that good soils are made in nature and mirror this natural process,” he said. Class participants will go over the process of sheet mulching, learning the biology of it step by step. After the theoretical part, attendees will then get hands-on experience by doing some sheet mulching of a few areas at the farm. McKenney explains that shovels, rakes, worm compost, pile compost, cardboard boxes and lots of wood chips or leaf mulch are all that is needed. Compost materials, including worm cast-

nature do the work ings, will be made available to class participants. “If they want to take a bag of our compost to use in their garden, they are welcome to,” he added. One key use for sheet mulching is transforming a lawn into an adequate garden bed within several months. It is an easy, sustainable farming practice that lets nature do the work to replenish nutrient-poor soil, he explained. Hidden Villa is offering this class in winter because it is an excellent time to put down a layer of sheet mulch and to allow it to decompose in the rain. “With rain or irrigation you’ll have a steady decomposition of those materials, and an enrichment and even enhancement of the microbiological community,” McKenney said. “After three months of sheet mulching in an area where there was lawn, you will have friable useful soil underneath the mulch.” Then the garden should be ready for planting by about mid-May. The great advantage of this technique is its user-friendliness. It is great for any gardens or plants and soil, especially vegetable gardens, ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ{ä)

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he said. A graduate of Brown University with a major in biology and environmental studies, McKenney, 43, worked as a biology teacher on an organic farm, later establishing his own farm in Half Moon Bay. Just as McKenney was forfeiting his land lease there, former Hidden Villa farm manager Andy Scott was transitioning to retirement. Perfect timing for McKenney to make a fresh start. Now, the music lover spends up to 60 hours a week during the high season — which is fall — working on the educational farm. When McKenney has a free minute, he enjoys cooking with his fiancée who also works at Hidden Villa, as well as building and remodeling. N Editorial Intern Marion Hohlfeld can be emailed at mhohlfeld@

“How to Manage Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 11 to March 11, at Palo Alto High School, Room 1706, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The focus is on gathering the information to build a project budget and schedule and how to keep the project under control. Cost is $91, plus a $30 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-329-3752 or

GARDEN ROMANCE ... “Branches, Buds and Blossoms — Romance of the Winter Garden” is the theme of Filoli’s opening event from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Activities range from a camellia walk to demonstrations of flower arranging and camellia pruning, hands-on children’s fun, and a food demonstration of decadent chocolate. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for children ages 5-17 and free for children age 4 or younger. Information: 650364-8300 or

What: Home Farm Workshop: The Winter Garden When: Sunday, Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills Cost: $40 Info: or 650-949-8650 6iÀœ˜ˆV>Ê7iLiÀ

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An apple tree is layered with organic mulch at Hidden Villa.

CLASSIC SAUCES ... James Holloway will teach how to create “Classic World Sauces” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Palo Alto High School, Room 103, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class will cover two of the French “grand” sauces, Béchamel and Hollandaise, two Mexican sauces (enchilada and mole), as well as American pan sauce and classic chicken or turkey gravy. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.

EDIBLE LANDSCAPING ... Master Gardener Betty Ward will give a free talk on “Edible Landscaping” from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Ward will use photos to illustrate ways to create vibrant garden spaces while growing fruits and vegetables. Information (and preregistration): 650-289-5400 N


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Los Altos 901 Andover Way J. & C. Cordon to G. & P. Dwyer for $1,922,000 on 1/16/14 571 Gabilan St. B. Miller to Gabilan Street Limited for $1,360,000 on 1/10/14 1686 Miller Ave. Roach Trust to Myers Construction for $1,925,000 on 1/15/14 1325 Oakhurst Ave. Prudell Trust to Lee Trust for $2,000,000 on 1/10/14 1705 Orr Court S. & B. Tang to L. Pollack for $2,320,000 on 1/3/14; previous sale 2/90, $515,000 1141 Payne Drive K. Caraway to R. & J. Gustin for $1,876,000 on 1/15/14

Portola Valley

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $660,000 Highest sales price: $660,000

Los Altos

East Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 7 Lowest sales price: $264,000 Highest sales price: $3,500,000

Menlo Park

Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $310,000 Highest sales price: $474,000

274 Oak Grove Ave. Shams III to Wei Trust for $7,500,000 on 12/27/13; previous sale 11/00, $3,400,000

Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $2,100,000 Highest sales price: $8,157,000

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251 Azalia Drive K. Cheung to J. Calderon for $438,500 on 12/24/13; previous sale 1/11, $285,000 2543 Emmett Way Amkai Inc. to J. Cardenas for $460,000 on 12/19/13; previous sale 4/05, $550,000 1108 Gaillardia Way I. Nunes to Sunday Morning Limited for $310,000 on 12/18/13; previous sale 4/06, $585,000 2180 Pulgas Ave. Wright Trust to J. Gardner for $474,000 on 12/19/13

Los Altos Hills

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $7,500,000 Highest sales price: $7,500,000

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $5,600,000 Highest sales price: $5,600,000

Mountain View

Total sales reported: 7 Lowest sales price: $1,360,000 Highest sales price: $2,320,000

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 17 Lowest sales price: $355,000 Highest sales price: $1,597,500

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1271 Petersen Court Bender Trust to Gollnick Trust for $1,910,000 on 1/7/14

Los Altos Hills 13651 Burke Road Cummings Trust to Energy Efficient Sustainable Project for $8,157,000 on 1/9/14 25779 Josefa Lane S. & N. Walvekar to K. & B. Cruden for $2,100,000 on 1/13/14; previous sale 7/02, $1,875,000

Menlo Park 610 Gilbert Ave. #25 Dolan Trust to Redmond Trust for $660,000 on 12/20/13; previous sale 3/00, $275,000

Mountain View 128 Ada Ave. #15 Raffety Trust to R. Trivedi for $855,000 on 1/15/14 650 Alamo Court #6 Hetherington & Lee Trust to R. & L. Zambon for $355,000 on 1/10/14 1563 Begen Ave. Blach Trust to S. & L. Moran for $1,597,500 on 1/10/14

179 Bel Air Court W. Tsai to J. Xu for $800,000 on 1/7/14; previous sale 4/08, $654,000 785 Bryn Mawr Court #57 M. Aho to A. Feldhusen for $760,000 on 1/14/14; previous sale 4/04, $419,000 94 Dalma Drive V. & M. Hunter to D. & M. Millman for $1,240,000 on 1/14/14; previous sale 12/12, $1,050,000 100 W. El Camino Real #35 Larson Trust to Lau Trust for $712,000 on 1/13/14; previous sale 2/04, $426,000 191 Fable Court A. Brown to H. Eom for $776,000 on 1/3/14; previous sale 2/08, $631,500 2149 Junction Ave. #11 J. Benassi to A. Dhulipala for $1,080,000 on 1/3/14; previous sale 7/06, $885,000 538 Mountain View Ave. Nagao Trust to J. Clark for $1,050,000 on 1/3/14 221 Orchard Glen Court B. Bargenquast to B. Masihtehrani for $1,100,000 on 1/10/14; previous sale 10/08, $870,000

1963 Rock St. #6 Lockwood Trust to D. Ryan for $732,000 on 1/14/14 2255 Showers Drive #124 D. Huynh to A. Winders for $490,000 on 1/8/14; previous sale 5/06, $425,000 421 Sierra Vista Ave. #4 S. & M. Collins to W. Meng for $880,000 on 1/15/14; previous sale 8/12, $662,000 30 Starlite Court Baumgratz Trust to M. Ly for $729,000 on 1/6/14 13160 Sun Mor Ave. C. Lee to R. Lee for $1,300,000 on 1/2/14; previous sale 5/81, $97,500 545 Tyrella Ave. T. Mauro to A. Gupta for $900,000 on 1/14/14; previous sale 6/02, $495,000

Palo Alto 1155 Forest Ave. M. Echols to C. & N. Onal for $2,225,000 on 1/3/14 1448 Hamilton Ave. Termuehlen Trust to W. Cai for $3,500,000 on 1/8/14; previous sale 7/10, $2,600,000

1480 Middlefield Road L. Haynes-Tucker to Y. Wang for $1,960,000 on 1/15/14; previous sale 10/01, $718,000 3784 Redwood Circle Block Trust to Y. Wang for $1,610,000 on 1/3/14 444 San Antonio Road #10b E. Kim to B. Kim for $1,150,000 on 1/16/14; previous sale 7/02, $598,000 4131 Thain Way A. Bingham to C. Bingham for $264,000 on 1/14/14; previous sale 5/99, $419,000 1547 Walnut Drive Hrynczak Trust to Harkecho Limited for $2,857,000 on 1/10/14

Portola Valley 30 Zapata Way Turbott Trust to Baskett Trust for $5,600,000 on 12/19/13; previous sale 11/93, $1,185,000

Redwood City 547 5th Ave. J. & H. Mendoza to E. & A. Buenrostro for $849,000 on 12/19/13; previous sale 5/05,

$905,000 1141 18th Ave. D. Mazza to K. & K. Jantzi for $667,000 on 12/24/13; previous sale 4/12, $500,000 475 Ave. Del Ora Look Investments to E. Liu for $1,380,000 on 12/19/13; previous sale 3/03, $660,000 215 Belmont Ave. D. Bolton to A. & E. Webster for $686,000 on 12/23/13; previous sale 11/05, $620,000 310 Capstan Court Davidson Trust to S. & R. White for $1,312,000 on 12/19/13 918 Durlston Road Moquin Trust to D. & A. Williams for $2,350,000 on 12/17/13; previous sale 3/09, $2,080,000 1064 Jones Court P. Tanti to R. & M. Colvin for $765,000 on 12/20/13; previous sale 7/02, $605,000 470 Myrtle St. H. EpelmanWang to J. Chang for $1,140,000 on 12/24/13; previous sale 1/00, $525,000 731 Myrtle St. Mcdonald Trust to H. Bryant for $780,000 on 12/18/13 1817 Roosevelt Ave. Bank of New York to K. Peng for $464,500 on 12/20/13; previous sale 10/01, $381,000 524 Shorebird Circle #15203 Wesley Trust to G. Dong for $760,000 on 12/20/13; previous sale 8/99, $365,000 212 Shorebird Circle #24 Camp Trust to O. Sakarya for $485,000 on 12/16/13; previous sale 1/88, $156,000 302 Spring St. S. Edwards to S. & C. Ruggirello for $531,000 on 12/20/13; previous sale 2/07, $575,000 110 Stratford St. Wei-Han Trust to M. & A. Cappella for $1,800,000 on 12/20/13; previ-


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Dan Goldie Financial Services: tenant improvement (new partition walls, electric outlets, doors, relocate lighting), $20,000 818 Emerson St. remove wall, two new electrical outlets, $5,000 862 Waverley St. trellis over rear patio, $13,000 100 Hamilton Ave. tenant improvement, renovate lobby area, $95,000 3157 Alma St. remodel kitchen, rewire house, replace windows, re-pipe house, $50,000 795 El Camino Real Palo Alto Medical Foundation: remodel surge center on Level A, $64,309 650 High St. Palantir: install four Level 2, wall-mounted chargers in parking lot, $n/a 245 Ramona St. add tankless water heater, $n/a 2275 Amherst St. revise daylight slope and exterior elevation, $n/a 753 Encina Grande Drive install new gas fireplace insert and gas line, $n/a 3125 Greer Road remodel kitchen and laundry room, $12,343 1129 San Antonio Ave. Google: tenant improvement for a s8,000-sq-ft call center, $2,345,129 4180 Park Blvd. emergency gas leak repair, $n/a 1935 Waverley St. demo pool and associated equipment, $n/a 1041 E. Meadow Circle structural calculations for interior twoton bridge crane, $n/a 420 Fernando Ave. temporary power for fire-damaged house, $n/a; demo fire-damaged garage, $n/a 2650 Birch St. revise podium and stairway details, $n/a 2471 Ramona St. voluntary foundation support to address foundation settling using “push piers,” $22,000 118 Charleston Road remodel bathroom, $5,000

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BY AP P OINTMENT LOS ALTOS East Coast elegance combines with California indoor/ outdoor living in this 6bd/5.5ba estate. $6,995,000



BY AP P OINTMENT PALO ALTO Spacious 4 bed, 2 bath on a tree line street in desirable Midtown. Gunn High School. $1,795,000



O P E N S U N D AY ATHERTON 1 Callado Way New two-story estate home with 6 en-suite bd, 1bd/1ba guesthouse, pool, spa on 1.04+/-ac. $10,480,000



B Y A P P O I N T ME N T WOODSIDE Contemporary style 5+bd on 1.6+/-ac. beautiful grounds, pool, patio with expansive views of bay. $3,950,000



B Y A P P O I N T ME N T MENLO PARK Beautiful 4bd/2ba home rennovation. Easy commute location. Las Lomitas Schools. $1,759,000



B Y APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS Beautiful 6bd/5.5ba Tuscan-style villa near downtown Los Altos. Luxurious 40,900+/-sf lot. $9,888,000



O P EN SATURD AY A ND SUND AY MENLO PARK 184 Oak Ave Spacious, contemporary home on a large lot in an outstanding Willows cul-de-sac location. $1,895,000



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Atherton $33,000,000 By Appointment Only Extremely rare opportunity to own 3.8 flat acres on prime West Atherton Street. 5 BR/6.5 BA Susie Dews & Shena Hurley 650.325.6161 CalBRE #00781220 & 01152002

Woodside $12,500,000 Central Woodside Spectacular English Tudor Estate on top of a private 8 acre knoll. 3BD gsthse & log cabin. 6 BR/6.5 BA Scott Dancer CalBRE #00868362 650.851.2666

Los Altos Call for price By Appointment Only EXCLUSIVE Outstanding new construction! Lots of impressive features throughout home! 5 BR/6.5 BA Rod Creason CalBRE #01443380 650.325.6161

Portola Valley $6,250,000 Completed in 2009, centrally located, 1.28+/- landscaped ac and views. 4 BR/5 BA Ginny Kavanaugh CalBRE #00884747 650.851.1961

Menlo Park $4,995,000 Sat/Sun 1 - 4 699 Menlo Oaks Dr New listing! Unique 1.25 A parcel in desirable Menlo Oaks. Existing circa 1911 hse w/original details. 4 BR/3.5 BA Bonnie Biorn CalBRE #01085834 650.324.4456

Palo Alto $4,798,000 By Appointment Only This 7 BR,7.5BA 10-year new English Tudor is a timeless delight 7 BR/7.5 BA Judy Shen CalBRE #01272874 650.325.6161

Atherton $3,875,000 Sun 1:30 - 4:30 143 Selby Ln New listing! Spacious, inviting ranch home nestled within a lovely garden setting. 3 BR/4 BA Hugh Cornish CalBRE #00912143 650.324.4456

Los Altos Hills $3,150,000 Sat/Sun 1 - 5 27791 Edgerton Rd Privately located, stunning views, High vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, 4 BR/2.5 BA Alexandra von der Groeben 650.325.6161 CalBRE #00857515

Menlo Park $2,995,000 Sat/Sun 1 - 4 186 Seminary Dr New listing! Stunning remodeled Country English Style Vintage Oaks home. Fab bkyd w/outdoor kit, more! 4 BR/3.5 BA Elaine White CalBRE #01182467 650.324.4456

Palo Alto $2,198,000 Sun 2 - 4 760 Matadero Av Elegant LR & DR w/ soaring ceilings, open floor plan, plenty of natural light. Gunn HS! 4 BR/3 BA Carol Yaffa Borison CalBRE #01880666 650.325.6161

Emerald Hills $1,795,000 Custom home plus au pair /in-law unit. Views views views! First time on market! 4 BR/3.5 BA Sam Anagnostou CalBRE #00798217 650.323.7751

Redwood City $1,650,000 Waterfront retreat located in private gated community at the end of tree lined cul-de-sac. 3 BR/2.5 BA Valerie Dakin CalBRE #00973929 650.323.7751

Redwood City $1,595,000 Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 37 West Summit Dr Emerald Hills. Totally renovated, single-level home. 3BD/3BA plus studio and bath. Smart and charming! 3 BR/3 BA Kim Hansen CalBRE #01927728 650.324.4456

Palo Alto Call for price Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 544 Everett Ave Dntn PA.Ground floor. Sgllevel.2/2 +Den.Oak Floors.Fireplace. W&D in unit.Gar. + parking. 2 BR/2 BA Nancy Goldcamp CalBRE #00787851 650.325.6161

Redwood City $1,199,000 Sun 1:30 - 4:30 367 Encina Ave 1913+/-sf home located on culde-sac in great neighborhood on 8030 sf lot.! 4 BR/2 BA Loren Dakin CalBRE #01030193 650.323.7751

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A Luxury Collection By Intero Real Estate Services.

7292 Exotic Garden, Cambria

250 Atherton Avenue, Atherton

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Listing Provided by: Dana Cappiello, Lic.#01343305

Listing Provided by: David Kelsey, Tom Dallas, Lic.#01242399, 00709019,

Listing Provided by: David Kelsey, Tom Dallas, Greg Goumas Lic.#01242399, 00709019, 01878208

19 Prado Secoya, Atherton

24680 Prospect Avenue, Los Altos Hills

25525 Bledsoe Court, Los Altos Hills




Listing Provided by: David Kelsey, Tom Dallas, Lic.#01242399, 00709019

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Listing Provided by: Cutty Smith, Melissa Lindt, Lic.#01444081, 01469863

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Listing Provided by: David Kelsey, Tom Dallas and Sophie Tsang, Lic.#01242399, 00709019, 01399145

12733 Dianne Drive, Los Altos Hills

12861 Alta Tierra Road, Los Altos Hills

5721 Arboretum Drive, Los Altos




Listing Provided by: Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

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218 Mount Hamilton Avenue, Los Altos

2331 Crest Lane, Menlo Park

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Downtown Palo Alto 728 Emerson Street, Palo Alto 650.644.3474

Each Of½ce is Independently Owned and Operated.

953 Roble Ridge, Palo Alto Offered at $6,998,000 Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Half Bathrooms 2 Home ±5,538 sf | Lot ±1.5 acres | 2 Bed Guesthouse

Michelle Taser, Sales Associate 650.575.7782 | License No. 01775122

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2 Bedrooms

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688 Roble Ave $1,500,000 Sat Intero Real Estate Services 543-7740

953 Roble Ridge Rd $6,998,000 Sun Dreyfus Sotheby’s International 644-3474 864 Barron Av $2,885,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111

560 Island Pl Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

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2577 Ramona St $4,680,000 Sat/Sun Bayview Residential Brokerage (408) 298-2591

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Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 36 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/8145572

Leo Garcia Landscape/ Maintenance Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups. Res. and comml. maint. Free Est. Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477. R.G. Landscape Yard Clean-ups, debris removal, maintenance, installations. Free est. 650/468-8859 Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Ref. Call Eric, 408/356-1350

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Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/4+ BA Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,600 MP: 1BR/1BA Unfurn., $1,000 and furn., $1,200. Frplc., small patio, encl. gar., small laundry room. 650/322-2814

805 Homes for Rent Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA Charming West Menlo Park Home,Las Lomitas Sch. no smk/ pets,3br.2Ba.Hrdwd.flrs, $5,000.00 mo.650-598-7047 Palo Alto..channing Av, 4 BR/2 BA $5000. mon

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STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325

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Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement IRINASPROSKINCARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586542 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: IrinasProskinCare, located at 444 Kipling St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): IRINA AGUIRRE 36000 #67 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/03/14. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 3, 2014. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) KAL FINANCIAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586304 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Kal Financial, located at 555 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): OPES ADVISORS, INC. 555 College Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 26, 2013. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) LITTLE EXPLORERS ADVENTURES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586677 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Little Explorers Adventures, located at 302 College Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MARTINA ENTRIKEN 302 College Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/02/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 8, 2014. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) THE HIGHER WAGES ALLIANCE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586834 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The Higher Wages Alliance, located at 555 Bryant Street, Suite 371, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ONE NATION/ONE CALIFORNIA 504 Hillcrest Drive Yreka, CA 96097 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 10, 2014. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) COUCH PROPERTIES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586277 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Couch Properties, located at 560 Oxford Avenue #3, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the

owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): COUCH PROPERTIES 560 Oxford Avenue #3 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 12/01/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on December 24, 2013. (PAW Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 2014) PALO ALTO GROCERY OUTLET FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586926 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Palo Alto Grocery Outlet, located at 3445 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): DIRECTUS PLUMBEUS 1228 Balboa Court #18 Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 13, 2014. (PAW Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2014) LaunchBrite FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 587037 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: LaunchBrite, located at 2695 Moorpark Ave., #104, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): TalentTraders, Inc. 2695 Moorkpark Ave., #104 San Jose, CA 95128 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 15, 2014. (PAW Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2014) HITOMI & TAYLOR, APPRAISAL SERVICES AND CONSULTING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586999 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Hitomi & Taylor, Appraisal Services and Consulting, located at 2625 Middlefield Road #170, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CHRISTOPHER R. TAYLOR 4073 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 RUSSELL HITOMI 117 Cove St. Roseville, CA 95747 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 08/08/2013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 14, 2014. (PAW Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2014) CYCLETRANS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 586602 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Cycletrans, located at 3446 Janice Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ALAN WACHTEL 3446 Janice Way Palo Alto, CA 94303 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on January 6, 2014. (PAW Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 2014) CALMAR LASER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 587051 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Calmar Laser, located at 951 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are):

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Stanford rolls past rival Cal

ALL-STATE . . . Sacred Heart Prep junior linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven has been named to the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football first team. He is among 30 players selected, regardless of division. Burr-Kirven also was named to the Small Schools first team. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Burr-Kirven was one of three juniors on the all-state team. He had 200 tackles during a 13-2 season, including 16 in the CIF Division III state bowl game against Corona del Mar and 17 in a 42-7 win over El Cerrito in the NorCal finals. He also averaged 9.2 yards per carry as a running back. Palo Alto senior quarterback Keller Chryst was named to the third team for all divisions while SHP senior lineman Patrick Finnigan was named to the Small Schools first team and Menlo School quarterback Jack Heneghan was a Small Schools second-team pick as a multi-purpose players.

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table. We have to control what we can control and that’s winning our games; we can’t lose ground.” The Panthers got off to a hot start and went on a 9-2 run. Sophomore guard Nathan Beak led the run with seven points. Sacred Heart started out cold in the first quarter shooting only 2-for-12 from the field with just five total points. The Gators took their first lead in the second quarter when ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊÈÇ®



Pinewood sophomore Aidan Lucero (15) had the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime to upend firstplace Sacred Heart Prep in a crucial West Bay Athletic League basketball showdown Tuesday night.

Now it’s a real race for first Pinewood boys’ OT win over SHP makes WBAL a three-team race by Andrew Preimesberger


o, whose turn is it to be the champion of the West Bay Athletic League boys’ basketball race? Menlo School, Pinewood and Sacred Heart Prep have all claimed that crown over the past three seasons. In terms of being away from the top spot, it would be logical for SHP to reclaim the honor. Yet, the Gators let a chance at a two-game lead slip away in a 60-58 overtime loss to visiting Pinewood on Tuesday night. The win by the Panthers moved them into a tie for first place, while Menlo School is just a game back with five games remaining for each contender. Things are just getting interesting, as they were Tuesday night in the second showdown this season between Pinewood and Sacred Heart. The first game ended in a fourpoint win for the Gators. This week, it was the Panthers’ turn. Pinewood sophomore Aidan Lucero nailed the game winning three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime as Pinewood knocked

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by Rick Eymer he second half of the Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball race is under way and Stanford finds itself in a solid position following an important victory on Wednesday. With Dwight Powell scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, the Cardinal pinned an 8069 defeat on host California in Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. Chasson Randle, celebrating his 21st birthday, added 19 Dwight Powell points for the Cardinal (6-4, 15-7) while Anthony Brown scored 10 of his 16 points over the final 9:12 of the contest. Stanford takes a week off before traveling to Washington for a conference game next Wednesday. The Cardinal also plays at Washington State three days later. “Well, as always it is, an incredible game anytime you have a rivalry game,” said Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins. “I think that was evident not only in the way the game was played but from last game to this game and within this game itself. I am very proud of our guys, and that is what I told them in the locker room. When Cal made the run to close the first half, that can be hard to withstand. They closed the half with two three-pointers and cut the lead to six. I was like ‘where is my team’, and I found out a lot about us. I found out that our guys have a lot of substance to weather that storm, come out and regroup. That says a lot about their character.” After starting the conference season with a pair of losses, Stanford has won six of its past eight and has put a stamp on the Pac-12 race. California (6-4, 15-8), which knocked off the Cardinal at Maples Pavilion in the conference opener, was atop the conference standings, with Arizona, not that long ago. The Bears even toppled the top-ranked Wildcats last weekend, handing them their first loss of the season. Thus, the Bears’ effort against Stanford was disappointing to Cal head coach Mike Montgomery. “I can’t say I was surprised at how aggressive Stanford played, especially with us having beaten


HONORS . . . Stanford junior driver Kiley Neushul was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s water polo Player of the Week on Monday for her contribution in helping the second-ranked Cardinal to its fifth straight Stanford Invitational title. Neushul, the Peter Cutino Player of the Year two years ago, scored 11 goals over Stanford’s four wins at the event, as the Cardinal (4-0) clinched the crown with an 8-4 win over No. 3 UCLA Sunday afternoon . . . Add another record to Chiney Ogwumike’s file as the Stanford forward was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for a benchmarksetting seventh time this season. She eclipses her previous mark of six from 2012-13. Ogwumike averaged 27.3 points and 10.7 rebounds while shooting 58.9 percent from the field as Stanford went 3-0 last week . . . Menlo School senior David Ball won the USTA Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award for his honorable tournament play during the season, and three other Menlo students were finalists. Chosen among all junior players nationwide, Ball is one of four winners who will be honored in a ceremony during the International Hall of Fame weekend in Rhode Island, July 11-13. In an unprecedented showing, Menlo had four finalists for the award: Vikram Chari, Lane Leschly and girls’ CCS tennis singles champion Elizabeth Yao.

Cardinal opens second half of Pac-12 schedule with an impressive win

Pinewood coach Mani Messy (right) had good reason to celebrate with his team members. off its rival. The Gators fell to 8-1 (13-6 overall) while Pinewood improved to 8-1 (16-3 overall). Both teams are now in a tie for first place in the division. With Menlo’s 58-43 win over Priory on Tuesday night, the defending champion Knights are now knocking on the door. “Now that we’re tied with Pinewood it brings the league and everyone together a little more,” said Sacred Heart head coach Tony Martinelli. “Pinewood is a good enough team to possibly run the



Another top class for Stanford

Cardinal men’s program honored by NorCal golf Woods, Ray and Goodwin are inducted into NCGA Hall of Fame

Paly’s Chryst is among 20 recruits who make up one of Pac-12’s top groups

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by Rick Eymer



alo Alto senior quarterback Keller Chryst officially signed his letter of intent with Stanford University on national football signing day, joining what one recruiting service ranked as the second-best class in the Pac-12. “There are things you can’t coach,” Cardinal coach David Shaw said of Chryst on Wednesday. “Six-four, 235 pounds, athletic, can throw the ball 70 yards. You can’t teach those.” Stanford signed 20 players overall, four offensive linemen, five linebackers and four cornerbacks. Shaw expects Chryst to take over the starting job at some point in his Cardinal football career. “He has the ability, the physical tools and the toughness,” Shaw said. “We don’t feel the need to rush his development. We believe the end result is he’s going to be phenomenal. He has all the tools.” Chryst is the son of San Francisco 49ers quarterback coach George Chryst and the nephew of Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst. His grandfather, George Chryst, played football at Wisconsin. “He’s an unbelievable student of the game,” Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren said. Chryst finished his Paly career with 7,326 passing yards and 85 touchdowns and numerous school records. He shares the Paly record for most wins (23) as a quarterback with current Stanford assistant Peter Hansen. Chryst is joined by two running backs, a wide receiver and a tight end on offense. The defense also added two defensive ends. Christian McCaffrey (6-0, 200), the son of former Stanford great and NFL player Ed McCaffrey, is one of those running backs. “We’re excited about what he can bring here,” Shaw said. McCaffrey is a two-time Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year following his record-breaking career at Valor Christian High in Castle Rock in football and track and field. Not only does McCaffrey have a Stanford pedigree (his mother, Lisa Sime, played soccer at Stanford), he has a brother playing football at Duke and his maternal grandfather, David Sime, was the 1956 world recordholder in the 100-yard dash and was a silver medalist in the event at the 1960 Summer Olympics. McCaffrey’s family tree also has roots in NCAA Division I tennis, basketball and wrestling. Offensive guard A.T. Hall (6-5,

Palo Alto High senior Keller Chryst is the lone quarterback among Stanford’s 20-player recruiting class for next fall. 295) is the son of former NFL player Travis Hall. Two future Cardinal players announced their official decision on ESPNU: Defensive end Solomon Thomas (6-3, 255) and cornerback Terrence Alexander (5-10, 180). Thomas made his decision late in the process, with Shaw saying he knew two days ago. “It was a long recruiting process,” Shaw said. “It came down to the best education he could find with the best football he could find. What he did today was fun. It was awesome.” Wide receiver Isaiah BrandtSims (5-11, 180), fullback Daniel Marx (6-2, 240) and tight end Dalton Schultz (6-6, 240) are also on the offensive side of the ball. “McCaffrey and Brandt-Sims both have unbelievable versatility,” Shaw said. “I think we signed the top tight end in the country.” Dalton was considered by many publications as the top tight end in the country. “We are going to agree and sometimes we are not,” Bloomgren said. “In Dalton’s case, we absolutely did.” In addition to Hall, future offensive linemen include Jesse Burkett (6-4, 305), Reilly Gibbons (6-6, 302) and Casey Tucker (6-6, 295). “We signed four big, physical offensive linemen,” Shaw said. “The Stanford class starts up front.” Cornerback Alijah Holder (6-2, 170) will be considered for a linebacker spot, joining Joey Alfieri (6-3, 230), Bobby Okereke (6-3, 215), Jordan Perez (6-2, 210) and Lane Veach (6-6, 235) as linebackers. “That’s a diverse group of linebackers,” Shaw said. “That’s the

heartbeat of the team.” Safeties Denzel Franklin (6-0, 195) and Brandon Simmons (6-0, 180) and cornerback Alameen Murphy (5-11, 180) join Alexander in the secondary. “That’s the most guys in one class we’ve signed in the secondary in I don’t know how many years,” said Shaw. Harrison Phillips (6-4, 258) joined Thomas on the defensive front. “We had a lot of redshirts because we had so many fourth- and fifth-year seniors,” Shaw said. “It is competition-based here. If you can help win a game, you’re going to play.” Thomas was ranked the 20thbest overall recruit by several publications. “He’s mature and a leader,” Shaw said. “He is focused on what is important.” Nine of the incoming freshmen were named PrepStar All-Americans and four were consensus picks. “Just like everybody else we’re excited about the young men joining the football and university,” Shaw said. NOTES: Shaw said he’ll likely name his running backs coach within a week and still has people to interview for the secondary coach position . . . Shaw indicated that the Cardinal will most likely not have a full complement of 85 scholarships this year . . . Shaw said the walk-on part of recruiting has not yet ended. “We’re always on the lookout for kicking talent,” he said . . . Seven of the recruits had fathers who played NCAA Division I football: Alfieri, Burkett, Chryst, Hall, McCaffrey, Simmons, Veach . . . Okereke is a San Mateo native. N

t was a big night for the Stanford men’s golf program on Tuesday at the 55th annual California Golf Writers and Broadcasters Association awards dinner at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. Tiger Woods was inducted into the Hall of Fame, while former head coach Wally Goodwin and Cardinal head coach Conrad Ray were inducted into the Northern California Golf Association Hall of Fame. Woods, who spent two years at Stanford and was a two-time AllAmerican, won the NCAA individual championship in 1996 and was named the top collegiate player in the country. Goodwin led the Cardinal to an NCAA team title in 1994, while Ray directed Stanford to its eighth NCAA crown in 2007. Although he was unable to attend, Woods sent a video to express his thanks for the honor. “I’d like to thank the California Golf Writers and Broadcasters Association for this incredible award that I will always cherish,” he said. Ray, a former teammate, accepted the award on Woods’ behalf. “When he was a freshman, it was customary for them to load and unload the bags on trips,” Ray said of Woods. “Tiger did it once and didn’t like it. He said, ‘How do I get out of this?’ We told him, ‘Win the next tournament,’ and he did. Guess who was next on totem pole? I minored in luggage handling.” Ray, Woods and Notah Begay III all played for Goodwin, and had kind words for their former coach. “I’d like to thank him for pro-

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them there and coming off a pretty good weekend,” Montgomery said. “They got a split but they could have beaten Arizona. They have been more aggressive than us on many occasions the last few years. They’ve been more aggressive in the games here. I think they were again. They’re very physical. We didn’t handle that very well. As a result we got ourselves in a huge hole. Then we got ourselves on a little run but we couldn’t sustain it.” Meanwhile, Powell has enjoyed success against the Bears in his Stanford career, with his 112 points against them his most against any team. “Dwight didn’t shoot the ball as well as he does, but he provided us with a presence out on the floor,” Dawkins said. “Whether

viding such a great atmosphere to play,” Woods said. Added Ray, “I owe that man a lot.” Begay, a former PGA Tour winner and now an analyst for the Golf Channel, presented and accepted for Goodwin, who is recovering from recent surgery. Women’s swimming Felicia Lee was named the Pac-12 January Swimmer of the Month, the conference office announced Thursday. It is the second swimmer of the month award for the senior after taking the honor for the first time in her career in November. Lee was perfect throughout January, winning all 14 events she entered either individually or in a relay. She won four times against Texas (Jan. 4) and UCLA (Jan. 31) and three times versus Arizona (Jan. 24) and Arizona State (Jan. 25). Tennis The top-ranked Stanford women continues to cruise along, coming off a sweep in its first road trip of the year. Stanford (4-0), which has also registered shutouts over UC Davis and No. 69 Princeton, next will host No. 37 St. Mary’s on Saturday at noon. The No. 38-ranked Stanford men, meanwhile, are 3-1 and in the middle of a stretch that features six consecutive home matches. The Cardinal will need every advantage possible when No. 3 USC (Friday, 1:30 p.m.) and No. 2 UCLA (Sunday, 12 p.m.) visit The Farm this weekend.N Mark Soltau is a veteran Bay Area sportswriter who writes for Stanford Athletics. he is on the perimeter or the post, people have to pay so much attention to what he does. What I am more happy about, and proud of, is that he took 17 shots and I am equally as happy that he had six assists. He makes guys better. He is capable of scoring himself but he has shown that and he is one of the best players in this conference and I think he showed that again tonight.” For the time being, Stanford rests comfortably in a three-way tie for third place, a half-game behind UCLA and 2 1/2 games behind Arizona. The Cardinal led for all but the first 1:27 of the game, building leads of 18 points in the first half and 17 points in the second half. Brown hit a pair of free throws with 3:52 left to play to put the Cardinal ahead, 69-52. Stanford maintained its lead by making nine of 10 foul shots over the final 1:54 of play. N

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WBAL boys’ soccer race heats up again with Menlo visiting SHP for another showdown by Keith Peters


he Menlo School boys set themselves up for yet another showdown with rival Sacred Heart Prep following a 2-0 win over visiting Eastside Prep in West Bay Athletic League soccer action Wednesday. The Knights (7-1-1, 9-3-3) will visit the league-leading Gators (9-0, 10-4-1) on Friday at 3:30 p.m., needing a victory to move within two points of the top spot. Menlo heads into the match with a record of 0-9-2 against SHP since the teams began playing each other in the WBAL in 2009. The Gators, meanwhile, haven’t lost a league match since Feb. 16, 2011 when King’s Academy came up with the upset. Since 2010, SHP is a remarkable 56-1-5 in WBAL matches. Menlo takes some momentum into the showdown following its win on Wednesday. The Knights started strongly and were ahead in the opening minutes. Sophomore Keaton Shiveley took a pass from Justin Wang and and found fellow sophomore Tyler McGraw in the middle of the box. McGraw settled the ball with his first touch and calmly slotted it into the side netting for a 1-0 lead. In the second half, Shiveley again turned provider as he found

junior forward Jackson Wagner in the front of the box for the goal. Junior goalie Alex Moore notched his third straight shutout and sixth in league. In Hillsborough, Sacred Heart Prep maintained its hold on first place in with a 4-2 win over host Crystal Springs. The Gators, who are seeking their sixth straight league title, put up three goals in the first half to secure the win. Junior Philip Petrakian scored the first goal with senior Frankie Hattler assisting. Senior Will Mishra and senior Andrew Segre followed with goals, Hattler assisting on Segre’s. Sacred Heart Prep made it 4-0 in the second half when Hattler got his third assist as Mishra converted. In Portola Valley, host Priory pinned a 5-0 loss on Pinewood. Priory (2-6-1, 4-8-2) got three goals from Austin Mirabella with assists from Max Reines, Ben Clock and Alex Oberman. Clock also scored on an assist from Sergio Lopez while David Casente added to the shutout with Mirabella getting an assist. In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Palo Alto won for the first time in seven matches and woke up offensively with a 4-0 victory over visiting Saratoga. The Vikings (2-3-4, 6-6-5) got the winning goal in the first half when Roberto Sotelo made a nice through pass to Ed Chen, who placed it into the lower left corner. The Vikings controlled the second half and scored three more goals between the 10- and 22-minute marks. Cole Tierney scored on an assist by Preston Kuppe, Dami Bolarinwa made it 3-0 with Tierney assisting and Bolarinwa finished the scoring four minutes later off another assist from Kuppe. In the PAL Bay Division, Menlo-Atherton pulled away from a tie at halftime and remained in the hunt for the division title with a 4-2 victory over host San Mateo. The Bears (6-1-2, 9-2-2), who are just one point behind firstplace Woodside, found themselves in a 2-2 halftime deficit despite goals from Jorge Lopez and Kyle Smith with assists from Santos Valle and Carlos Mangandi Macario. Lopez, a sophomore, added two more goals in the second half with Mario Rodriguez and Ethan Oro providing the assists. Lopez now has scored 12 goals in league play. Girls soccer Sacred Heart Prep maintained its hold on second place in the WBAL Foothill Division with a closely contested 3-2 victory over host Priory on Tuesday in Portola Valley. The match was tied at halftime after junior Nicola Wheeler scored for the Gators (7-1-1, 13-2-2) in the 19th minute off an assist from senior Meagan Terpening. Junior Christine Callinan scored the

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second goal in the second half with freshman Katie Harrison assisting. In the 55th minute, SHP freshman Olivia Athens tallied the winning goal, unassisted. Sacred Heart Prep has 22 points with three matches remaining. Should the Gators win all three, they’ll finish with 31 points. First-place Menlo, meanwhile is 9-0-1 (13-3-2 overall) following a forfeit win over Pinewood on Tuesday. The Knights took 28 points into Thursday’s match at Castilleja and likely will have to wait until Tuesday’s match at Priory to win a third straight league title. Castilleja, meanwhile, played to a 1-1 draw with visiting Notre Dame-San Jose on Tuesday at the Mayfield Soccer Complex. A late goal by the Regents was cancelled out by Castilleja’s Victoria Pu’s equalizer with two minutes remaining in the match. In the PAL Bay Division, Menlo-Atherton kept its slim title hopes alive with a 4-0 victory over visiting Sequoia on Tuesday. The Bears (5-2-2, 9-2-4) scored in the 10th minute when freshman forward Katie Guenin passed to to senior Marilena McCarty, who finished for a 1-0 lead. The Bears scored again in the 25th minute when junior Annie Harrier fed sophomore Miranda Simes for a 2-0 half-time lead. In the second half, McCarty found Guenin, who scored to put M-A ahead 3-0. After a nice giveand-go series with sophomore Talia Missan, Guenin crossed the ball to the middle where it was finished by junior Amanda Wiseman for the fourth goal. In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Gunn won its fourth straight and sixth in the past seven matches with a 2-0 victory over visiting Milpitas on Wednesday night. The Titans (6-2-1, 9-3-2) got the eventual winning goal from Ming-Ming Liu, assisted by Caroline Anderson, in the first half. Liu made it 2-0 in the second half off an assist from Kirsten Butner. In SCVAL De Anza Division play, Palo Alto remained among the league leaders with a 2-0 victory over host Saratoga. The Vikings improved to 5-1-3 in league (8-3-4 overall) while winning their second straight. Paly has lost only once in its past 13 matches. The Vikings got their second shutout win over the Falcons with both goals coming in the first half. At 10 minutes in, Heidi Moeser centered a ball that Saratoga couldn’t clear and Katie Foug one-touched it for a 1-0 lead. With 11 minutes remaining in the half, Jacey Pederson stole the ball at midfield and drove down to within 18 yards before getting her shot blocked. Saratoga, however, couldn’t clear the ball fast enough and Paly’s Julia Kwasnick came all the way up from the back line to take control and fire in the second goal. N

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The senior had a total of three goals and two assists during three WBAL Foothill Division soccer victories, including the first goal and an assist on the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Sacred Heart Prep to take over sole possession of first place.

The senior forward had a goal in a 4-2 soccer win over King’s Academy and scored twice, including the winning goal, in a 3-1 victory over Harker as the Gators maintained their hold on first place in the West Bay Athletic League standings.

Honorable mention Monique McDevitt Pinewood basketball

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Ryan Brice Pinewood basketball

Corbin Koch*

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Marissa Hing*

Greg Naumann

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Noah Phillips Palo Alto basketball

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Darius Riley Eastside Prep basketball

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Gunn’s Lee hopes to pin down some history at CCS by Keith Peters unn senior Cadence Lee has been breaking down barriers ever since she started wrestling for the Titans and routinely defeated boys in her weight class. Lee now has an opportunity to make a little history as she goes after her unprecedented fourth straight title at the girls’ Central Coast Section Championships this Friday and Saturday at Oak Grove High in San Jose. Lee has won her three previous titles at 103 pounds and is the heavy favorite to make it four in a row on Saturday evening. But, the possible historic crown comes with a caveat. “Aside from Cadence and few other girls like her, the girls’ CCS is filled with inexperienced wrestlers,” explained Gunn head coach Chris Horpel. “It’s more like a small local tournament . . . that just happens to be called the CCS


Championships. “So, like last year, when we entered one good wrestler (Cadence) and three inexperienced wrestlers, and we produced a first, a second and a third , and all four won matches. Anything can happen. We finished fourth in CCS with four wrestlers (and we were very close to placing second!). I expect the same this year.” Gunn has five wrestlers entered this week. In addition to Lee, the Titans will have sophomore Katie Barrett (116), junior Grace Robinson (121), sophomore Miya Miller, and sophomore Gillian King (131). Menlo-Atherton will be represented by freshman Chelsea Wilson (101) while Palo Alto will have junior Alexa Austin (116) and freshman Sara Aguilar (189). Wrestling begins on Friday at 4 p.m. Saturday’s session starts at 10 a.m., with finals beginning at 5 p.m. N


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junior guard James McLean hit a 3-pointer, giving his team the 25-24 edge nearing the end of the first half. The Panthers went on a 13-2 run in the third quarter led by junior David Bodine. Pinewood regained the lead in the third quarter when sophomore Roshan Bal stepped off the bench and drilled a 3-pointer, giving the Panthers the 33-32 advantage. In the fourth quarter with the Gators up 52-51, SHP junior forward Corbin Koch grabbed a defensive rebound and got fouled with 1.6 seconds left. While walking to the free throw line, Koch slammed the ball on the ground and was called for a technical foul giving Pinewood two free throws. First, Koch took his two attempts. Had he made both, the game was over. But, he missed the first before making the second for a 53-51 lead. Beak then stepped to the line and made both technicals to make it a 53-53 game and force overtime. “I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous,” said Beak, who finished with 13 points. “I had to make them for my team. After all the effort they put in tonight I couldn’t let them down — it was a great feeling.” With the Gators down 57-55, McLean came through and nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to give Sacred Heart a 58-57 lead with seven seconds left in overtime. He finished with a season-high 21 points. With only seven seconds left on the clock and no timeouts left, the Panthers threw the ball down the court and found Lucero 25 feet away from the basket. He drained a 3-pointer, beating the buzzer for the win. The Gators visit Menlo on Friday night (7:30 p.m.) while Pinewood visits Eastside Prep at 5 p.m. “We don’t want to lose two games in a week so it really heightens things,” said Martinelli. “We wanted this one and we didn’t get it. We have to prepare for Menlo.” Just up the street, the host Knights (7-2, 8-11) pulled away after a slow start to beat visiting Priory (3-6, 11-7). Ryan Young led the way with 12 points with Wes Miller and Bobby Roth adding 10 each. Menlo held only an 8-4 lead after the opening period — turning the ball over 10 times — before opening an 11-point halftime lead. Young added 10 rebounds while Liam Dunn contributed eight points and seven boards to keep the Knights in position to challenge for a possible co-title. In San Jose, Eastside Prep (2-7, 9-10) scored a season-low 20 points while falling to host Harker, 51-20. In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Palo Alto moved to within two games of first place by upset-

SHP’s Corbin Koch (3) scored 17 points despite defense from Pinewood’s Aiden Lucero (15) and MJ Stevens. ting first-place Los Altos, 55-51, on Wednesday night. The host Vikings moved to 5-3 in league (11-9 overall) while handing the Eagles (6-1, 14-6) their first division loss. Paly had to rally from a 39-33 deficit in the third quarter after Los Altos went on a 9-0 run. A layup by Paly senior Noah Phillips with less than four minutes to play gave the Vikings the lead for good. Phillips finished with 16 points while junior Kevin Mullin led the way with 17. In the SCVAL El Camino Division, junior Chris Russell scored 19 points but Gunn fell apart defensively while dropping an 8667 decision to host Santa Clara. The Bruins scored 55 second-half points while pulling away and dropping Gunn to 3-4 in league (11-9 overall). Patrick Skelly and Alex Gil-Fernandez added 15 and 14 points, respectively, to the Gunn effort. Girls basketball Menlo-Atherton continued its solid season by defeating host San Mateo, 50-30, in PAL South Division action Wednesday. The Bears (7-2, 17-6) came up with a solid defense that stifled the Bearcats all night. The Bears were led by sophomore post Sally Carlson, who scored 12, and senior captain Emma Heath, who had nine. The Bears now have a five-game winning streak in the PAL South. In the WBAL Foothill Division, Pinewood won its 10th straight game and maintained its one-game lead in the race with a 69-43 drubbing of host Sacred Heart Prep on Tuesday. Despite the easy win, the Pan-

thers (7-0, 20-1) still missed 12 of 14 finishes at the rim and made only four of 25 three-point attempts. Senior Monique McDevitt scored 12 points to lead a balanced attack that saw 12 Pinewood players score. Pinewood will put its first-place mark on the line Friday when it visits second-place Eastside Prep at 6:30 p.m. In Atherton, Menlo School built a seven-point lead at halftime, but Mercy-San Francisco scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 38-31 victory. Menlo (3-4, 12-9) was led in scoring by sophomore Hannah Paye with 14 points. Sarah Rantz led the team in rebounding with eight. In the WBAL Skyline Division, Castilleja improved to 6-0 in the division and remained in first place with a 48-31 home win over Mercy-Burlingame on Tuesday night. Yasmeen Afifi scored six first-quarter points and Paige Vermeer and Cate Alder each sank a pair of first half 3’s, but the Crusaders were within 21-17 at halftime. Vermeer, who dished out her 200th career assist, finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, and five steals. Ellie Chen had 13 points and four assists, Afifi finished with 11 points plus nine rebounds and nine blocks. In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Gunn moved to 5-3 in the league (6-5 overall) with a 5128 drubbing of visiting Milpitas. Gunn’s Camille Steger led all scorers with 17. Palo Alto (3-5, 9-10) had its two-game win streak snapped with a 42-30 loss to visiting Lynbrook. Freshman Lauren Koyama paced Paly with 16 points. N

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