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Three pondering school board runs Page 5

Six seniors are celebrated for going ‘beyond the call’


Transitions 19

Spectrum 20

Movies 28

Eating Out 31

Shop Talk 33

Seniors 35

Puzzles 73

NArts Art community hosts Open Studios

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NHome Top 10 healthy herbs in home gardens

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NSports Palo Alto girls end Gunn’s lacrosse streak

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Three preparing bids for Palo Alto school board Ken Dauber, Catherine Crystal Foster, Terry Godfrey all considering campaigns by Chris Kenrick


hree parent leaders have confirmed that they are strongly considering running for two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education this November. Ken Dauber, a software engineer and sociologist, Terry Godfrey, a businesswoman and

volunteer, and Catherine Crystal Foster, an education lawyer and scholarship fundraiser, all told the Weekly they are laying the groundwork for fall campaigns, though none officially has announced a candidacy. Two incumbent board members,

Barb Mitchell and Dana Tom, both on the board since 2005, said they do not intend to run for third terms. Dauber, who ran unsuccessfully for the board in 2012 and has been gathering endorsements for another bid, said he is “seriously considering” running again. “This election is a good opportunity to renew our district’s traditional focus on innovation and on providing all students an excellent

education,” he said. “We also need to work to improve transparency and accountability on the school board.” Godfrey, a longtime school volunteer — most recently as board chair of the parent-led fund-raising foundation Partners in Education — recently emailed board colleagues about her intention to resign in order to prepare a bid for school board. “I feel very strongly that pro-

viding an excellent public education is one of the most important duties we have to our youth,” Godfrey told the Weekly, adding that her experience would help her “contribute to upholding this very important duty.” Foster, who recently stepped down after two years as executive director of the Peninsula College Fund, which raises scholarship money for ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ£Ó®


City of Palo Alto moves to capture business info New online registry aims to help city obtain job numbers, commute patterns by Gennady Sheyner acing a job boom of imThe new registry would differ mense but mysterious pro- significantly from the city’s last portions, Palo Alto officials effort to collect data about emvoted late Tuesday to create an ployees. In 2009, with tax revonline registry that will require enues plummeting, the city tried all local companies to provide to institute a business-license tax data about their employees to based on companies’ gross tax the city. receipts. Though that proposal The business registry, which the was designed to raise revenues, City Council voted 7-0 to support data collection would have been a (with Vice Mayor Liz Kniss and welcome bonus for officials eager Councilman Greg Scharff ab- to fill the information gap. Voters sent), aims to fill an information ultimately killed the proposal on gap that has hampered the city’s Election Day. effort to address its growing trafThis time, it’s not money that fic and parking problems. Though the city is after, but rather inforvarious estimates indicate that the mation, especially as employers city’s population doubles or triples buy parking permits from the city during work hours, no one knows for parking structures downtown. exactly how many employees commute to Palo Alto. The lack of reliable data has become particularly problematic in the last ‘Parking spots are few years, as downtown’s parking the currency on the shortages hit critical levels and emerged as the council’s leading streets now.’ concern. —Nancy Shepherd, On Tuesday, the council agreed mayor, Palo Alto that finding solutions would be tough without more data about the city’s work force. The idea for an online registry came out of “Parking spots are the currency a February memo from council on the streets now,” Mayor Nancy members Marc Berman, Pat Burt, Shepherd said. “We’re trying to Karen Holman and Larry Klein, get a handle on this.” who noted that Palo Alto is “one Annual fees for the new registry of a few cities in the region with- will be in the ballpark of $35 to out a business registry or a busi- $75 and structured only to recover ness license.” the costs of administering the pro“Most cities rely on these tools gram, according to a report from for obtaining and analyzing criti- Economic Development Manager cal information about the char- Thomas Fehrenbach. On Tuesday, acteristics of businesses in their some council members indicated communities for purposes such as that they’d like to see different informing zoning decisions and fees for companies of different public-safety planning and service response,” the memo stated. ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iʣȮ



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City cracks down on businesses infringing on sidewalks Outreach campaign aims to get downtown restaurants, retailers in compliance by Elena Kadvany


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enforce the stick side of it,” city Economic Development Manager Thomas Fehrenbach said. In order to place tables and chairs in the public right of way, businesses must apply for an encroachment permit from the city. The permit includes several stipulations: The tables and chairs must be approved; they must be set 8 feet back ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iʣȮ

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BROWNIES GO HOLLYWOOD ... A group of 8- and 9-year-old girls who make up Brownie Troop 60068 of Palo Alto were one of the three finalists selected in the open category of the city’s 2014 Greenlight Film and Fashion Festival, which, to celebrate Earth Day, showcased short films on environmental topics made by local kids in grades K through 12. The films had to be five minutes or shorter (or a five-minute excerpt from a longer film), and entrants had to choose one of eight designated topics to focus on: role models, “lessons from the past,” changing climate change, “be the inspiration,” environmental justice, “pick a law,” pollution and health, and “Who is exposed?” The festival took place on April 24, with finalists from the 70 submissions screening their films. The Brownie troop’s film, “Good Brownies Save Water!,” shows the 14 girls split into two groups, with one group more on the ball when it comes to water-conservation and the other, dubbed “Girls of Anarchy Troop One-Half,” not so much. In a series of comedic sketches, the troop’s better half gives tips on how small changes in habit can save water. The young filmmakers, who all attend Fairmeadow Elementary School, used money earned from the sale of Girl Scout cookies to fund the film. As a finalist, they were awarded $250 along with a trophy. To watch the film, search for “Good Brownies Save Water!” on YouTube. DO IT FOR THE GREEN ... The City of Palo Alto has entered yet another green competition, but this one is a big one: the multiyear, $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that aims to challenge communities across the country to dramatically rethink their energy use. Palo Alto is up against 50 other small to mid-sized communities (a requirement was population size between 5,000 and 250,0000). The city’s Utilities Department, with help from Public Works, will work closely with local

energy-efficiency experts to develop a sure-to-be-groundbreaking, long-term energy-efficiency plan that must demonstrate effectiveness and sustainability over a twoyear period. The city must first submit a basic application, after which it will be evaluated against all other applications and then potentially move forward to further stages of the competition. The process doesn’t conclude until 2017, when one green haven will win a whopping $5 million to use to implement its energy-saving plan. “Should the city win the competition, staff will seek direction from council regarding where to apply the prize money,” states an early staff report indicating the city’s intent to participate. The report also indicates various local entities that could hop on board to help with the effort: Acterra, Carbon Free Palo Alto, Stanford University and the Palo Alto Unified School District, among others.

DROUGHT REPORT ... No more frolicking in Stanford fountains in the warm weather. The university announced this week a temporary 5 percent cutback in its water use, a goal it hopes to achieve by immediately implementing a range of water-conservation measures, from shutting off and draining the campus’s 18 fountains to addressing leaks, calibrating water fixtures, optimizing irrigation systems, retrofitting high-use fixtures and installing smart, weather-based irrigation controllers. Hoping to get more community members on board to combat the state’s continuing drought, the university also rolled out a new campaign and website, sustainable.stanford. edu/waterwise, offering tips and resources for individuals’ waterconservation. The new efforts are part of what Stanford has dubbed its Drought Response Plan, the result of months of analysis and planning by Land, Buildings & Real Estate staff, sparked by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency declaration in January. N

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May Fête Parade to march Saturday Annual event celebrates kids with theme ‘Let me be your neighbor!’ by Lena Pressesky


n Saturday, May 3, Palo Alto will hold its 92nd annual May Fête Children’s Parade, beginning downtown on the corner of Emerson Street and University Avenue at 10 a.m. and ending at noon in Heritage Park at 300 Homer Ave. This year’s parade features the theme “Let me be your neighbor!,” aimed to encourage participants to display good neighborly behavior and connect and care for each other through community activities. City event coordinator Alison Williams said the theme reflects one of the core missions of the Palo Alto Community Services Department. “We truly want to encourage kids to see how they can help their neighbors,” she said. “By participating in the community, they can make it thrive.” The parade’s grand marshal this year will be Palo Alto Community Child Care, a children’s services nonprofit that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Williams said the parade will also give a special shout-out to the Palo Alto Historical Association, which turned 100 last year. The 2014 parade line-up includes Palo Alto schools like Heffalump Preschool, Ohlone and Nixon elementary schools and The Girls’ Middle School, as well as scout troops, the Palo Alto

Police Department and marching bands from both Terman Middle School and Stanford University. Children interested in participating in the parade who don’t have a designated group to march with can join the “Kids on Parade” category at the check-in table on the corner of University Avenue and Emerson Street at 9:30 a.m. Kids are encouraged to march in costumes related to the parade’s theme and are welcome to parade on bikes, trikes, scooters, roller skates or another form of (nonmotorized) wheels, according to organizers. Pets are also invited, though the city’s website reminds participants that all pets should be on leash or properly housed. Because the event is a children’s parade, Williams said, parents are encouraged to watch from the sidelines, though of course they are allowed to walk alongside their kids if they wish. “The parade is a huge Palo Alto tradition. A lot of grandparents and parents have been in the parade,” Williams said. At the parade’s end at Heritage Park, there will be an array of free children’s activities as well as a stage featuring local performing groups and food for participants to enjoy in the picnic space. Festivities in the park will go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Across the street from the

park, the Museum of American Heritage will be hosting its Annual Vintage Vehicle & Family Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature a wide array of vintage cars on display, hands-on science demonstrations and other familyfriendly activities. The museum’s feature exhibit will also be open for viewing. This year’s parade sponsors include the Stanford Federal Credit Union, Boost by Mercedes-Benz, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Allied Insurance, University Art, Palo Alto Sport Shop & Toy World and Stanford Park Nannies. “The parade will happen rain or shine, although I think it’s going to be a beautiful day,” Williams said. “It’s really a day for our kids, something to build their confidence and give them a day out.” More information about the parade is posted at N Editorial Intern Lena Pressesky can be emailed at

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Gail Price won’t seek second council term After 13 years of public service, councilwoman says she is ready to pursue other interests by Gennady Sheyner


ail Price, who joined the Palo Alto City Council in 2009 and last year was appointed to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, announced April 25 that she will not seek a second term on the council in November. Her decision means the council will have at least two new members next year. Councilman Larry Klein will be termed out after completing his second consecutive term, leaving an open seat. Mayor Nancy Shepherd, Councilman Greg Scharff and Councilwoman Karen Holman are eligible to seek a second term, though Scharff is the only one of the three who has said he plans to run again. Price, a former transportation planner, has been one of the council’s leading proponents of collaborating with regional groups on transportation and development issues. She has been a passionate advocate, on both the local and regional level, for allocating more

resources for social services and mental health programs. At times, her advocacy of regional cooperation has put her at odds with her colleagues, as when she voted along with the VTA board in February to support a legal brief in favor of the California HighSpeed Rail Authority. At ot her times, her council decisions pitted her against the majority of her Gail Price Barron Park neighbors. She also joined the rest of the council last June in supporting a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue, which included 60 units for low-income seniors. The project, which was unpopular in her neighborhood of Barron Park, ultimately fell in a November referendum.

Price said the Measure D vote and the political climate had some influence in her decision, though her main motivation was pursuing other endeavors, including visual art, traveling and spending more time with her family. “I think the discourse now is very contentious and I don’t think we do our best thinking and our best decision-making in that environment,” Price said. “I’m still very concerned about the implications regarding the loss of Measure D and the issues of affordable housing in the community. It’s a critical issue, and we have a responsibility to be more comprehensive in our thinking when we look at the future of our community.” She cited as her proudest achievements her work on Project Safety Net, a community effort to promote youth well-being; her contributions on the issues of mobility and transportation; and



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New senior residences address Palo Alto’s growing need The Avant at Palo Alto Commons offers housing for independent seniors and aging boomers by Sue Dremann


tured around an inner courtyard that is dominated by a large oak tree. The decks are big enough for a small patio garden or for private outdoor entertaining. As with many housing facilities, common areas are sprinkled throughout: A living room offers space where residents can mingle or sit quietly to read; an upstairs solarium with full-length windows has enough tables and chairs to accommodate a family gathering or bridge club. A library/media room with wireless Internet access can be converted into a movie theater, Marshall said. Other amenities include food — breakfast and dinner daily in the dining room — weekly housekeeping and linen change. There are lectures, trips to the San Francisco Symphony, day outings and health and fitness classes, including aerobics, aquatics fitness, yoga, tai chi, and weight training. Community college classes, lectures and discussion groups and instructor-led art classes, including painting and ceramics, take place in the media room. One can schedule transportation by van or on-site Cadillac sedan or car to churches, synagogues, shopping and other communities. There is also on-site parking at ground level and an underground garage. So far, The Avant is about onethird full. The new residents are ages 67 to 90, Marshall said. At least half come from Palo Alto, but others have moved here to be closer to their children who work in Silicon Valley. The Avant does allow residents to have a temporary health aide if the resident becomes injured or ill. The complex offers medication management and shower assistance for a fee. A registered nurse at the wellness center is available to discuss any medical needs with residents and their families. If the time comes that a person ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ£{)

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matching gifts and incentives for nonprofit organizations. Although the 24-hour event takes place mainly online, inperson events will also be hosted at Stanford Shopping Center, several Whole Foods markets and Microsoft retail stores. PayPal will match 1 percent of each donation made through its Web service up to a maximum of $500,000. Donations will be made through Razoo Foundation, a crowdfunding nonprofit, which will forward 95.1 percent of each donation on to the designated nonprofit. Donations may also be made on May 6 directly to nonprofit organizations. “Enthusiasm about SVGives is running high in the local nonprofit community, and for good reason,” said Emmett Carson,

CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. “This event will raise awareness of — and money for — the many terrific organizations working to make our communities stronger.” Since last fall, the foundation has hosted nearly two dozen training sessions for the charities, designed to help them maximize potential donations and equip them for future fundraising and marketing. “SVGives is an innovative and engaging way for organizations to tap into the vast resources of Silicon Valley in an effort to better the lives of its citizens,” said Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president of technology and civic engagement at Microsoft. N — Kayla Layaoen and Palo Alto Weekly staff


‘Grand’ vision for El Camino clashes with reality in Palo Alto Regional initiative fuels city’s drive for wider sidewalks, more density on thoroughfare by Gennady Sheyner


ew local residents would use the word “grand” to describe Palo Alto’s congested, eclectic and motel-dotted stretch of El Camino Real, a state highway that planning officials hope to turn into a vibrant chain of neighborhood centers. This hope, residents like to point out, is very much divorced from reality, but that hasn’t stopped officials from 19 cities from collaborating on what is known as the “Grand Boulevard Initiative,” a movement to encourage the transformation of El Camino into a more attractive destination where drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can safely intermingle. On Wednesday, the city’s Planning and Transportation Commission heard a presentation from Michael Garvey, who chairs the working committee for the Grand Boulevard Initiative and coordinates the regional effort, which includes the area between Daly City and San Jose. In his presentation, Garvey stressed that the goal of the initiative is to help cities along El Camino share information, coordinate planning efforts and pursue a shared vision of the thoroughfare as “a place for residents to work, live, shop and play,” contributing to “an improved and meaningful quality of life.” “The idea is to take what has been a traditional state highway and convert it into a complete

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n May 6, the Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation will be hosting SVGives, the region’s first “crowdfunding” event to benefit more than 600 local nonprofit organizations. The goal of SVGives is to raise millions of dollars for charities in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Benito counties within the span of 24 hours. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is spearheading the event with the support of Microsoft, and the initiative will call on Valley companies and residents to log on to the crowdfunding platform, www.svgives. com, and donate Tuesday. The Community Foundation has raised $2.8 million in preparation for the event, to fund

To create people-friendly places along El Camino Real, between Daly City and San Jose, the Grand Boulevard Initiative concept encourages wider sidewalks, pedestrian-oriented street lighting and better access to transit and bicycle lanes. street,” Garvey said. The effort kicked off in 2006 and so far has consisted mostly of studies, Garvey said. Since its inception, the project has been spearheaded by Samtrans and Joint Venture Silicon Valley, though in recent years several other stakeholders added their names to the sponsors list. The movement has received $8.7 million in grants, mostly for research. Palo Alto’s planning commission has generally supported the vision for a safer and more vibrant El Camino, with Michael Alcheck

saying he is “a big fan of the initiative” and Greg Tanaka calling the vision “noble.” Yet members also acknowledged Wednesday that advancing it won’t be easy. Today, El Camino features narrow sidewalks, a wide range of land uses and a high number of small parcels, which makes it hard to foster redevelopment. Though Palo Alto’s proposal for wider sidewalks would only apply to new developments, property owners have criticized the ordinance, which would ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ9)


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He pointed to recent projects that the city has undertaken that are consistent with the regional vision, including adding pedestrian ame- The Palo Alto Crosstown Shuttle map indicates where the city has and hasn’t installed benches. nities at the busy intersection of El Camino and Stanford Avenue TRANSPORTATION and its design standards for new El Camino developments. Other new city efforts also take inspiration from the Grand Boulevard Initiative, including staff’s proposed ordinance encouraging wider sidewalks, which refers numerous times to the initiative. Seniors want more benches for residents who can’t stand while waiting But some remain skeptical about the vision. Landby Sue Dremann use watchdog Bob Moss said alo Alto residents are quesWednesday that it would be near ell Park Library; Lytton Gardens tioning the lack of benches impossible to implement a grand senior housing; and the Avenidas at Palo Alto Shuttle stops, vision on a street where lots are senior center. Large swaths of so small and shallow. The fact which they say discourages frail Kipling, Channing, Newell and that El Camino properties often or disabled people from using the Webster Street, where the shuttles back up against small single- free bus service. pass through residential neighborThe shuttle’s two bus routes family homes also make it difhoods, lack seating. ficult to build high and dense — the Embarcadero and the Some downtown stops, includCrosstown — have a combined developments, he said. ing one of the closest to Avenidas, Alcheck disagreed with Moss 71 stops, but there are benches at also lack a place to sit. and said he’s not concerned about just 20 of them, according to city The city has taken some action, the small lot sizes on El Camino. planning staff. however. It added a bench on That lack has prompted one resOpportunities will exist, he said, Newell near the art center about for small lots to be consolidated. ident to wage an email campaign a month ago, Aggarwal said. A “I sense that some creative par- seeking a remedy to the problem, bench on Embarcadero Road cel accumulation by creative de- which at least one disabilitiesnear Palo Alto High School was velopers will alleviate that issue,” rights group said might violate added last year. Four benches will the federal Americans with DisAlcheck said. be added along the Embarcadero Tanaka, who at a prior meeting abilities Act (ADA). Shuttle route in the next three to Resident Werner Wadensweiler called the initiative a “noble cause,” four weeks: on Embarcadero westnevertheless pointed to the challeng- has lobbied the city for two years bound at Geng Road, Iris Way, at to add benches at key locations, es of furthering it in Palo Alto. Newell near Rinconada Park and Pursuing this vision requires such as Rinconada Park, the Luat Lytton and Alma Street. actions that are often unpopular cie Stern Community Center, the Staff will also assess the need and opposed by property owners, Main Library and the Palo Alto Cicely Coetsee stands at the corner of Channing Avenue and Newell for benches along the Crosstown as with the sidewalk ordinance, Art Center. Wadensweiler, who Road, waiting to catch the Palo Alto Shuttle on April 30. After shuttle route. which the planning commission has a disability, cannot stand for recent surgery, she becomes fatigued waiting for the bus at a stop But one of Wadensweiler’s rewithout a bench. voted against in early April and long without pain, he said. quested spots, in front of Town & “There are many Palo Alto the City Council is scheduled to Country, remains under review. citizens, especially the elderly or walks. Two weeks ago, she had opposed to having benches in The city must assess if it can consider on June 2. “How do you balance the two and those with an injury or disability, heart surgery and now takes the front of their homes, said Ruchika build a cement pad to support the try to make it possible?” Tanaka who would love to use the shuttle shuttle exclusively, which comes Aggarwal, an assistant engineer bench, Aggarwal said. for the city. asked, referring to the disparities in to visit Town and Country Shop- once per hour, she said. In addition, the city wants to But waiting without a seat, even The same issue exists along the expand its 14-year-old shuttle the vision and actual application. N ping Center and the library and Read more about the Grand Art Center but cannot because it if it’s only five minutes, makes the Crosstown shuttle route, which service by later this summer, upBoulevard Initiative at www. is too painful to stand while wait- trip burdensome, she said. runs from the senior-housing grading shuttle stops with new ing for a bus. “I find myself leaning against complex Stevenson House on signage, benches and bus shelters, “Using the shuttle instead of the hedge to support myself while Charleston Road, along parts of according to city documents. their cars would also help reduce I wait, or I lean against the shut- Kipling Street in south Palo Alto, Brandi Childress, spokeswomTALK ABOUT IT the traffic problem,” he said. tle-bus signpost. I’m an ex-nurse, to Midtown along Middlefield an for Santa Clara Valley Cicely Coetsee, 90, said she and I know that I could fall quite Road, and along Newell Road, portation Authority, said the VTA Do you support implementation of struggles to get to the Avenidas se- easily,” she said. Channing Avenue and Lytton provides benches at many of its any parts of the Grand Boulevard nior center for lunch three or four The city has not added more Avenue, ending at the downtown stops throughout the county for Initiative in Palo Alto? Share your times a week. Sometimes her son benches along Embarcadero be- Caltrain station. customer convenience. VTA inthoughts on Town Square, the community discussion forum on PaloAldrives her to the shuttle stop on cause it borders residential neighBenches do exist at key stops: (continued on page £Î) Newell Road; at other times she borhoods, and some residents are Stevenson House, near the Mitch-

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After seeings its plan for a housing complex on Maybell Avenue collapse in a referendum last November, the nonprofit Palo Alto Housing Corporation has completed the sale of the 2.46-acre site to a Cupertino-based buyer, Golden Gate Homes LLC, county records show. Candice Gonzalez, executive director of the Housing Corporation, declined to comment on the buyer or the details surrounding the terms of sale, citing her organization’s “obligation to the buyer per a confidentiality agreement.” She confirmed, however, that the terms were sufficient for the Housing Corporation to recoup its costs for buying the site. “Our goal was to be able to pay back all of our lenders and recover our significant carrying costs, which we have been able to achieve with this transaction,” Gonzalez said in an email to the Weekly. The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported the purchase price at $22 million, well above the $15.6 million that the housing nonprofit paid for the site in December 2012. The price is also significantly higher than the $18.7 million Palo Alto officials had projected the site to bring in when they last discussed it in December. The Housing Corporation, which develops and manages affordable-housing complexes throughout the city, had received several loans to make its purchase of the old orchard site around Maybell and Clemo avenues. It was planning to build a 60-unit complex for low-income seniors and 15 market-rate homes, a number that was later reduced to 12. Palo Alto had loaned the nonprofit $5.8 million for the purchase. Tim Wong, a Palo Alto city planner, said the escrow on the property sale was closed on April 25 and the Housing Corporation repaid the city’s loan on April 28. The site’s zoning designation, R-15 (with a small portion that is R-2), makes it likely that the orchard could see an influx of housing. City officials have said the site’s zoning would accommodate between 34 and 46 housing units, depending on the number of units the developer chooses to devote to affordable housing. N — Gennady Sheyner

Driver convicted in crash that killed family A truck driver in a fiery 2011 accident in Canada that killed a Palo Alto family of four was convicted Monday on four counts involving negligence and dangerous driving, according to a report from the Invermere Valley Echo newspaper in Invermere, British Columbia. Jaswinder Singh Bagri of Vancouver, British Columbia, was driving a tractor truck with two unloaded trailers when he collided with a Dodge camper van carrying Robert Howard, 48; his wife, Ana-Maria Dias, 50; and their daughters, Samantha, 11, and Veronica, 9. British Columbia Provincial Court Judge Grant Sheard found Bagri negligent in speeding around a curve and crossing the centerline of a highway in Kootenay National Park, causing a jack-knife and subsequent fire that killed the Howards. Robert Howard, a longtime Palo Alto resident, was vice-president of engineering for an engineering and industrial-design firm. Dias, trained as an electrical engineer, was an active volunteer at El Carmelo Elementary School and Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School, where Veronica and Samantha were students when the July 22, 2011, accident occurred. N — Chris Kenrick

Tenants sue East Palo Alto’s biggest landlord Two renters and a family member are suing Equity Residential for maintaining dangerous conditions that resulted in severe mental distress and assaults that caused injuries and forced them to vacate the property, according to a lawsuit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on April 28. Residents Ana Rubio and Leonardo and Gabriel Mendez sued landlord EQR-Woodland, commonly known as Equity Residential, and its aliases after the company allegedly failed to maintain the home they rent at its Woodland Park complex in a manner fit for human habitation, according to the complaint. The lawsuit claims Equity Residential failed to correct dozens of problems since the residents moved there in 2007, including unsealed windows; a broken door frame; broken heater; exposed electrical wiring; loose plugs; rodent and cockroach infestations; rotten, moldy and buckling floorboards; an unsupported front porch structure; ceiling cracks and lead paint. The plaintiffs made numerous requests for repairs and maintenance to EQR-Woodland Park and REDUS Woodland, LLC between December 2010 and July 2011. The City of East Palo Alto issued a notice of violation listing 29 corrective actions required by Aug. 29, 2012, but no repairs were made, according to the lawsuit. The suit claims the lack of repairs led to injuries, including from two assaults in the driveway due to an inadequately secure front gate. N — Sue Dremann





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Local environmentalists divided over proposal for city operation to treat organic waste by Gennady Sheyner


fter a brief respite, Palo Alto’s leading environmentalists are once again clashing over the future of local composting — a debate that brought a crowd to Tuesday’s City Council meeting. With no compromise in sight, the council agreed to defer a decision to a later date. The latest round in the city’s long and complex battle over how to handle the city’s organic waste was prompted by a new recommendation from city staff to reject all three proposals that the city has received from the private sector for overhauling the city’s process. Instead, staff proposed having the city take charge of building and operating a new waste-to-energy facility, which would first process sewage sludge and then in a second phase treat food scraps. Only later would staff deal with the city’s yard trimmings, potentially through a different process. The recommendation, at least in concept, initially seemed to bring closer together the two camps of environmentalists who clashed in November 2011 over Measure E, a successful measure that “undedicated� 10 acres of parkland in the Baylands and made the land available for an anaerobic-digestion plant. The debate had pitted environmentalists who wanted to keep a composting operation local against conservationists who argued against building an anaerobic digester in the Baylands. During a brief discussion in February, speakers from both camps praised staff’s proposal as a promising one, particularly in its determination that only about 3.8 acres of the Measure E site would be needed for a composting operation. But the enthusiasm has cooled considerably in recent weeks, as staff released more details and supporters of Measure E realized that under the new timeline, the yard-trimmings portion wouldn’t be in place until 2022. Residents who supported the Baylands anaerobic digester also challenged staff’s economic analysis, which they said understates the costs of a city-run operation. They urged the council not to reject the proposals to build a Baylands plant from the firms Harvest Power and We Generation (a third proposal from the firm Synagro entailed exporting all three waste streams). Faced with pressure from Measure E supporters, Public Works staff on Tuesday morning issued an alternative recommendation. The last-minute proposal would reject the private-sector offers but also calls for the immediate issuance of a new request for proposals for waste management, with a provision that explicitly states the city’s

desire to use the Measure E site for composting of yard waste. The recommendation irked conservationists who opposed Measure E. Shani Kleinhaus, environmental advocate for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, praised the original plan proposed by staff — a plan that would not use the Measure E site in the near term. “Now, it’s completely changed again,� Kleinhaus said of the 11thhour recommendation, noting that her organization will probably oppose it. Emily Renzel, who led the opposition to Measure E, likewise praised staff’s initial recommendation and panned the Tuesday alternative, which places a greater emphasis on compost and the 10acre site. She said the original plan succeeded in merging two separate goals: building facilities to treat biosolids (and thereby retire the city’s sludge-burning incinerators) and coming up with a way to process the other two streams of organic waste. Staff’s proposed Organic Management Plan, she said, “makes efficient use of city resources, including land.� She criticized the city for introducing the alternative recommendation Tuesday morning. “It has been most distressing to have a last-minute substitute presented by staff after at least four months of participating in what was supposedly a collaborative process,� said Renzel, who was one of nearly 80 residents at the meeting. “Some of us in the community feel betrayed by this latest change outside of the public eye.� This feeling of betrayal was the only thing that united the two sides on Tuesday. Proponents of Measure E said the initial staff proposal, which saves composting for the final phase, runs counter to the wishes of 65 percent of voters — those who supported the measure. “If you decide to keep composting in Palo Alto, you will have the support of a huge majority of the citizens,� said Carolyn Curtis, who helped lead the Measure E drive. Some residents submitted letters with similar sentiments. Jeffrey Hook argued that “local processing of all of our compostable materials makes the most ecological sense and therefore the most economic sense.� Former Mayor Peter Drekmeier, another Measure E campaign leader, said he was puzzled by staff’s assertion that a local composting operation cannot be put in place before 2020 or 2022. He said he and his group, Palo Alto Green Energy, opposed staff’s prior recommendation but can accept the Tuesday addition “in the spirit of compromise.� “We appreciate that it does ad-

dress the issue of compost,� Drekmeier said of the new recommendation. “It’s really important to send a strong message to staff that the people voted to undedicate the Measure E (land), to make it available. That is the site where we should put the composting.� The latest skirmish in the simmering environmentalist feud flummoxed the council and Public Works staff, who just weeks earlier felt like they were getting close to an agreement. Phil Bobel, assistant director of Public Works, said staff had thought its initial recommendation would strike a compromise and “would get us through these landmines out there without running into them.� “The closer we got to tonight, the more we realized that we didn’t have that,� Bobel said. Staff responded by crafting an alternative, Bobel said, only to learn that conservationists are “vehemently opposed� to the revised proposal. When Councilman Karen Holman observed that the two sides seemed close to a compromise just two months ago and asked what happened, she didn’t get any clear answers. City Manager James Keene noted that “there’s a difference of opinion in the community� and that “there’s never a guarantee� that people will agree on everything until the process gets closer to the conclusion. The council Tuesday did agree on one thing: to defer any decisions to a future date. Given that staff’s alternative recommendation was just released earlier that day, Councilman Larry Klein proposed at the beginning of the discussion that the council not take any action. His colleagues quickly agreed and unanimously voted to delay action until a future meeting, possibly as early as May 12. “I’ve learned a lot in my 15 months on the council but on top of the list is how important process is to Palo Alto, especially when it comes to contentious issues and important issues, and this issue is clearly both,� Councilman Marc Berman said. Meanwhile, Harvest Power and We Generation continue to hold out hope that they’ll ultimately be selected. On Tuesday, the two companies submitted a joint letter to the council in which they disputed staff’s cost projections for a cityled operation and offered to work together on a proposal that would meet all of Palo Alto’s needs. The existing proposals, the two companies wrote in a joint letter, have “everything in place to move ahead immediately in implementing a state-of-the-art facility.�


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Foster, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard University, has worked in child welfare Terry Godfrey and education policy with an array of organizations and foundations, including the Alliance for Children of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children’s Defense Fund of California, the Lucile Packard

Foundation for Children’s Health and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Dauber, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Arizona, is a Google software engineer with a longtime interest in education policy. He has consulted with the U.S. Department of Education, Education Trust West and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founded a Palo Alto parent group, We Can Do Better Palo Alto, which has lobbied for stronger initiatives to combat academic stress and to reform high school counseling. He placed fourth in a field of four candidates vying for three school board seats in the 2012 election. The filing period for the Nov. 4 election opens July 14 and closes Aug. 8. The deadline will be extended to Aug. 13 if an incumbent does not file by Aug. 8. N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

CityView A round-up

of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (April 29) Compost: The council discussed various alternatives for processing sewage sludge, food scraps and yard trimmings. Council members agreed not to make any decisions until a future meeting in May. Action: None Registry: The council directed staff to develop an online business registry and to make reforms to the city’s system of requiring “conditions of use” permits. Yes: Berman, Burt, Holman, Klein, Price, Schmid, Shepherd Absent: Kniss, Scharff

Board of Education (April 30) Superintendent search: The board met in closed session to review applications of candidates to replace Superintendent Kevin Skelly, who is resigning effective June 30. Action: None

Planning & Transportation Commission (April 30) El Camino: The commission heard a presentation on the Grand Boulevard Initiative, a regional effort to add amenities to El Camino Real. Action: None Comprehensive Plan: The committee heard a status report on the update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (May 1) 101 Lytton: The board approved a master sign program for the Lytton Gateway building at 101 Lytton Ave. Yes: Unanimous

Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to review the proposed revisions to all the chapters of the Comprehensive Plan; approve the Community Development Block Grant funding allocation for fiscal year 2015; and review the outreach plan for the Comprehensive Plan update. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 5, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hear updates on counseling programs in secondary schools, a report on plans for summer school and a budget proposal for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear an overview of the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss proposed changes in development impact fees; consider a power-purchase agreement with 65HK 8me LLC; and discuss first-responder fees. The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to interview candidates for the Planning and Transportation Commission. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to tour Gunn High School, Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School and Fairmeadow Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the main office at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road. COUNCIL REGIONAL HOUSING MANDATE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to consider housing sites that could be listed in the 2015-23 Housing Element and discuss the work plan for the Housing Element update. The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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stalls seating at stops used by a good number of people or where two or more routes intersect. But she added a caveat. “Benches can cause obstruction to customers with mobile devices, so benches are placed at bus stops that provide an accessible pathway and include wide-enough sidewalks,” she said. Palo Alto City Attorney Molly Stump said the ADA requires that bus stops be placed on firm, stable surfaces with minimum widths and clearances to allow a safe and unobstructed path of travel to board and alight from a bus. “The relevant standards and guidelines do not speak to seating, and there is no specific requirement for benches or seats at a bus stop. ... The city often goes beyond the minimum requirements of the ADA to ensure access to city programs when it is practical to do so,” she said in an email. “The Palo Alto council and staff are supportive of an effective network of public-transit options throughout the community and have been working actively with VTA and other transit partners to increase routes and ridership,” she said. But if the absence of benches precludes a person’s ability to access public services, that could be a violation of the federal act, said Kara Janssen, an attorney with Disabilities Rights Advocates, a Berkeley-based nonprofit organization advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. “The ADA does require that all persons with disabilities be able to ‘meaningfully access’ all (public) programs and services, including bus service. ... If you can’t wait for (the bus), you are no longer able to access those services. The ADA covers access to anywhere the bus goes. An even stronger argument is that it could cover where people likely need to go. Would that not mean also a shopping center?” she said. Seniors represent about half of the average daily ridership on the Crosstown shuttle, according to city data. Combined, the two shuttles serve 140,000 riders annually. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@

her commitment to cultural and public-arts programs, which included a major expansion of the city’s “percent for art program” for new developments. Price said she wanted to announce her decision early to give people in the community more time to decide about running. She added that she wanted to leave at a time when she feels “positive and productive.” “There are many things I’m interested in, and I look forward to having time to pursue these other activities,” Price said. “When you’re working and deliberating as a City

Corrections The photograph of the dining room at 1870 University Ave., Palo Alto, on page 24 of the Spring Real Estate publication, April 25, was incorrectly credited. The photo is by David Eichler. In “The unlikely cowgirl” in the April 25 issue, it was incorrectly stated that Nicolette Hahn Niman is from Minnesota. She is from Michigan. The Weekly regrets the errors. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-223-6514, jdong@ or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.

Council member, you have to let a lot of other things go or you have to somehow be able to pull them into your life, which I’ve done. I want to have more flexibility and more freedom, in terms of time and my intellectual and creative energy.” She said she plans to remain engaged in Palo Alto civic life. “Frankly, community engagement in Palo Alto is very addictive,” Price said. “People in this community get very engaged, and I think it’s important to remember what are the things one can do that are rewarding and can make a difference. There are a lot of ways it can be done.” N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

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Toxics cleanup study to begin at Palo Alto site The site of a former electronics firm in Palo Alto will soon undergo a pilot study for possible cleanup of hazardous materials deposited there since the late 1950s, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control has announced. (Posted May 1, 9:29 a.m.)

County creates human-trafficking commission Addressing a growing need to combat local human labor and sex trafficking, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, April 29, to set up a human-trafficking commission. (Posted April 29, 3:36 p.m.)

County passes new food-safety law Restaurants in Santa Clara County will be required to post a food-safety grading placard in their windows starting this fall, per a proposal the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday, April 29. (Posted April 29, 9:16 a.m.)

Engelbart, Roberts named to Internet Hall of Fame The Internet Society inducted (posthumously) former Atherton resident Doug Engelbart, credited with inventing the computer mouse and concepts such as point-and-click and hypertext, and Ladera resident Mike Roberts, who led the privatizing of the government infrastructure that kept orderly millions of URLs on the Internet. (Posted April 29, 9:15 a.m.)

Palo Alto panel tackles housing issues Affordable housing in Palo Alto is not only an urgent need but also a virtual oxymoron and a subject heated enough to spark a citizen referendum last November. It was also the focus of a community meeting Monday, the second event in the city’s “Our Palo Alto” initiative. (Posted April 28, 9:13 p.m.)

East Palo Alto woman dies in weekend crash Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead, one of them from East Palo Alto, off of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. (Posted April 28, 9:52 a.m.)

Man attacks, robs bicyclist Thursday Palo Alto police have arrested a man who attacked and robbed a bicyclist on an East Bayshore Road bike trail Thursday, April 24. (Posted April 25, 10:44 a.m.)

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MAY 5, 2014 (TENTATIVE) AGENDA – SPECIAL MEETING COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 5:00 PM STUDY SESSION 1. Review of Planning and Transportation Commission Recommended Revisions of all Elements of the Comprehensive Plan SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY 2. Proclamation recognizing the EVSE Task Force CONSENT CALENDAR 3. Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Determining That Net Energy Metering Aggregation Will Not Result in Increased Cost-Shifting to NonParticipants 4. Update on 2013 Know Your Neighbor Grant Program 5. Approval of Extension of Contract Through 2017 with Bibliotheca, Inc. in an Amount Not to Exceed $300,000 for the Ongoing Purchase of a Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) for the Palo Alto City Library - Capital Improvement Program Project TE-06001 6. Recommending Authorization Of Memorandum Of Understanding For The South Bay Information Sharing System South Bay Region Node 7. Adoption of Resolution Amending and Restating the Administrative Penalty Schedule and Civil Penalty Schedules for Certain Violations of the Palo Alto Municipal Code and the California Vehicle Code Established by Resolution No. 9209 8. HUT License Agreement 9. Recommendation from the Finance Committee: Fiscal Year 2014 Midyear Budget Review and related Budget Amendment Ordinance Adoption and Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014 Municipal Fee Schedule 10. Recommendation for the Council to Amend Section 6.16.010 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code related to licensing of animals to add a section mandating reporting of rabies vaccinations ACTION ITEMS 11. PUBLIC HEARING: Recommendation on Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant Funding Allocations and the Draft 2014 Annual Action Plan 12. Comprehensive Plan Update - Review of The Comprehensive Plan Update Community Engagement Plan and Community Leadership Group CLOSED SESSION 13. Conference With City Attorney – Existing Litigation (Tentative may not be necessary) ADDITIONAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS The City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm for the Presentation by City Manager of the Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget. The City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00 to interview Board and Commission candidates. STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM to discuss: 1) Proposed Changes in Development Impact Fees, 2) Utilities Advisory Commission Recommendation that the City Council Adopt a Resolution Approving a Power Purchase Agreement with 65HK 8me LLC for up to 60,000 Megawatt-hours Per Year of Energy Over 34 Years for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of $130 Million , and 3) EMS First Responder Fees The City/School Committee will meet on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM to conduct a site tour of several PAUSD schools. The Regional Housing Mandate Committee will meet on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM to discuss: 1) Recommendation of Housing Sites Options and Review of 2015-2023 Housing Element Update Work Plan, and 2) Continued Review of Housing Element Goals, Policies and Programs

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School board ponders health benefits for its own members Most Santa Clara County districts offer them, but some say it’s unseemly by Chris Kenrick


he Palo Alto Board of Education is weighing the pros and cons of offering health benefits to its own members following a subcommittee’s recommendation that such benefits be instituted. Board members at a meeting last week were split on the proposal, with some arguing that offering health coverage could help reduce barriers to running for the school board and others saying the idea “doesn’t sit well� and would create a conflict of interest. Most school districts in Santa Clara County — 22 out of 32 total districts — do offer health benefits to school board members, according to a 2009 report by the Santa Clara County Grand Jury. Palo Alto is not among them. But that could change under a recommendation from Palo Alto board members Heidi Emberling and Camille Townsend, who comprise the board’s Policy Review Committee. Though many school board members do not need the benefits and

likely would decline them, health coverage is “significant for some board members,� Townsend said. She cited a school board member in another district who told her she would not have been able to run or serve on the board had it not been for the medical benefits. “I do want people to run who do not have great personal wealth, so I think this is appropriate,� Townsend said. “But I am not interested in board members, once retired, getting (benefits),� she added. In Palo Alto’s most recent school board election in 2012, four candidates competed for three seats. In the previous school board election, two incumbents ran uncontested. The filing deadline for this November’s election, in which two board seats will be up for grabs, is Aug. 8. Board Vice-President Melissa Baten Caswell asked about the economic impact of offering health coverage, adding: “If there are some barriers to

people doing this job and we can knock down any of them without significant impact, it’s in our interest.� The district currently pays between $7,200 and $8,000 a year per employee for health coverage, Assistant Superintendent Scott Bowers said. If the employee has two dependents, it can be as high as $20,000, he said. Board member Dana Tom said he does not support adding health coverage for board members. “It rubs me the wrong way,� he said. “I know most districts provide it and I think most districts should not, and that’s been our practice for as long as I’ve been on the board.� Board President Barb Mitchell said she’s loathe to “limit the pool for good, qualified board members� but has mixed feelings about the proposal because of its potential to unduly influence board members’ decisions on employee benefits. “I see it as a conflict of interest for board members to be on the same plan that we’re responsible for overseeing and making decisions on an annual basis for,� Mitchell said. “It’s difficult, but I prefer the independence.� The discussion on health benefits came late during the board meeting — around 11 p.m. — and is likely to be continued at a future meeting. The 2009 Santa Clara County Grand Jury report, titled “Who

Really Benefits from Education Dollars?,� published at a time of deep funding cuts to public schools, questioned districts’ spending on expenses like health benefits for school trustees. “Despite the draconian budget cuts facing the schools in the coming months, there appears to be little inclination on the part of the districts to reduce or even limit the amount paid to superintendents/chancellors, assistant superintendents, presidents and boards of trustees,� the grand jury report stated. “It is difficult to understand or support continuing these generous administrative expenses while at the same time teachers, staff and programs are being cut.� Among K-12 districts in Santa Clara County, the report listed annual stipends for school boards from zero (in the Cambrian and Loma Prieta districts) to as high as $45,000, collectively, in the East Side Union High School District. Stipends to the Palo Alto school board, collectively, were listed in the grand jury report as $24,000, the same as in four other districts. Each Palo Alto school board member receives a stipend of $400 a month. Annual medical expenditures for school board members were listed from zero (in Palo Alto, Cupertino, Loma Prieta, Los Altos, Morgan Hill, Mountain ViewWhisman and Sunnyvale) to as high as $97,000 in the Fremont Union High School District. N

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cannot function independently on a permanent basis, he or she can transfer to Palo Alto Commons next door. Palo Alto has 1,232 independent-living units for seniors, including The Avant. Channing House plans to add another 14 as early as this fall, spokeswoman Letitia Roddy said. Marshall said the Palo Alto Commons’ owners did their research to see what is out there and what their niche would be. “People wanted bigger apartments, and many couples wanted two bathrooms. Many had their own bed and bath in their own home. It’s difficult trying to get a man and a woman to share a bathroom again,� she said. There is a perception of senior homes that The Avant is intended to dispel with its independent-living model, Marshall said. It’s the idea that everyone is in a wheelchair or walker. “Some people find that discouraging,� she said. Life among other seniors doesn’t have to be a downhill slide, she said. It can even invigorate interests lost to aging. When a senior has given up driving or no longer finds a trip to San Francisco at night an option, a van ride with like-minded seniors can make a trip to the symphony a pleasure again. N

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The city’s proposed process, they wrote, creates the potential for higher costs, could lead to a longer project completion schedule and could bring “inefficiencies in communication and job completion.” They also wrote that if “something doesn’t work properly regarding price, schedule, or performance, the potential exists for the designer to point to the construction contractor for poor performance and for the construction contractor to point to poor design.” “Resulting disputes must be resolved by the city and ultimately may lead to the city paying to ‘fix’ the problem,” the letter states, describing a situation that very closely resembles Palo Alto’s recent struggles to complete the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center. Paul Sellew, founder of Harvest Power, said he agrees with the goals of the city’s plan for organic waste but argued that the partnership of his firm and We Generation could produce the results far faster. The partnership could create and support a facility that takes care of all three waste streams by 2018 at the latest, he said. Tom Bintz, representing We Generation, also asked the council to consider the privatesector solution on the table. “We want to see the city have a showcase facility that exceeds expectations,” Bintz said. N

RFP # 14-P-05-IT: Managed Print Services The Palo Alto Unified School District (“The District”) is requesting Proposals from highly qualified and experienced individuals, firms, partnerships, corporations, associations, or professional organizations to provide Managed Print Services (“MPS”) for the Palo Alto Unified School District. RFP documents may be obtained upon request in writing to: Attn: Denise Buschke, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Or email to: Proposals must be received at the Purchasing Department, Attn: Denise Buschke, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, by 4 PM on May 23, 2014. All questions concerning the proposals should be directed to BY ORDER of the Business Department of the Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto, California. Dated: May 2, 2014 & May 9, 2014

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING of the Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission

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Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission (P&TC) shall conduct a Special public meeting at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Ground Floor, Civic Center, Palo Alto, California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on these items. Staff reports for agendized items are available via the City’s main website at and also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after 2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be closed on the 9/80 Friday. Public Hearing 1. CIP Review: Review of 2015-2019 Proposed Capital Improvement Programs for Comprehensive Plan Consistency Study Session 2. Bike Plan Study Session: Presentation of active Bicycle Boulevard projects from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

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3. Housing Element Update Review: Planning & Transportation Commission Study Session of Proposed Housing Sites Inventory & Program revisions for the 2015-2023 Housing Element Update Questions. For any questions regarding the above items, please contact the Planning Department at (650) 329-2441. The files relating to these items are available for inspection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This public meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26. ADA. The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation for this meeting or an alternative format for any related printed materials, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing


A Community Conservation About Our City’s Future

Bike-alongs The City of Palo Alto is hosting bike-along rides to help introduce and solicit information on proposed Bicycle Boulevard projects. Each of the Saturday rides will include a bicycle tour of proposed project sites with stops at key locations to allow residents an opportunity to provide input on improvements to be presented at future community meetings. Bike-along Schedule: Saturday, May 3 @ 10AM, Addison School Tour of the proposed Homer Avenue/Channing Avenue Enhanced bikeway project; and the Greer Road, Ross Road, and Moreno-Amarillo Bicycle Boulevard projects. Saturday, May 10 @ 10AM, Barron Park School Tour of the Barron Park Bicycle Routes project and the Maybell Bicycle Boulevard. Saturday, May 17 @ 10AM, Piazza’s Market Meet at Piazza’s Market at Middlefield Rd/ Charleston Rd. Tour of the South Palo Alto Bicycle Program projects including the Bryant Street Bicycle Boulevard extension; Alma Street Enhanced Bikeway; and the Montrose Avenue, Cubberly Center Trail Route, and the San Antonio Road Bicycle Routes. Bring the entire family out for a fun bicycle ride and to help shape the design of the city’s future bicycle boulevard program. Questions:

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from the curb, and the space under the tables and chairs must be routinely cleaned so as to not create a “public mess,” Fehrenbach said. A long-term (more than five days) non-residential encroachment permit costs $920. Palo Alto’s sign code “typically” does not allow for freestanding A-frames and sandwich-board signs placed in the public’s right of way on sidewalks, Fehrenbach said. Businesses whose property lines extend in front of their buildings are of course permitted to do so. Representatives from about 15 downtown restaurants with ample sidewalk seating — Joya, La Strada, Gyros Gyros, Umami Burger, John’s Café and others — attended the meetings. They were told that if they didn’t comply within 45 days, they would be fined. Fehrenbach said many of the restaurants had simply been unaware of such requirements before the meetings. Their compliance levels had run the gamut, from lack of proper permitting to tables and chairs placed adjacent to the curb instead of the business’ building. Mistie Cohen, a partner with Oren’s Hummus Shop at 261

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sizes (with the idea that it takes more resources to enforce the rules with larger companies than smaller ones), though everyone agreed that fees should not exceed what it would take to pay for the online registry. Fehrenbach said that while the main aegis of the registry is around transportation and landuse planning, it can also have implications for other city services like economic-development planning, public safety and emergency preparedness. At the very least, it would strengthen a system that has been broken for years, council members agreed. Currently, companies setting up businesses in Palo Alto are required to obtain a onetime “certificate of use,” which includes a fee of $413. Many don’t bother to do even that, according to Fehrenbach’s report. Those businesses that comply are not required through any city mechanism to provide updates about employee figures or even their status of existence. The city also has no procedures in place for filtering out certificates of companies that no longer operate in Palo Alto. As Councilman Pat Burt observed, the city’s paperbased filing system would suggest that Google and Facebook are still local companies. Staff had initially proposed using the current system as the backbone for the new registry.

University Ave., was one of those restaurateurs. Oren’s used to have six outdoor tables, some of them two-seaters and others, four. Cohen said there was enough room to seat 20 people. Since the meetings, Oren’s has cut its number of sidewalk tables down to two and moved them far enough back from the curb, directly up against the restaurant’s front window. Cohen said they also hired a company to steam clean underneath the tables once a week to uphold the cleanliness level required by the city. (The city also steam cleans sidewalks once a month.) Oren’s has also stopped serving alcohol at its sidewalk tables as the city expressed it would start to enforce rules against those businesses that didn’t have the required outdoor liquor license (a separate application and cost from an indoor license). As a “newer restaurant on the block,” Cohen said the Oren’s team initially saw other downtown restaurants with similar outdoor seating options and assumed they could do the same. “We just followed what the standard was showing throughout the city,” she said. Russ Cohen, executive director of the Downtown Business and Professional Association, said this standard was supported by a previous lack of enforcement.

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But on Tuesday, after discussing the many problems in the existing structure, the council backed away from this plan, directing staff to proceed with outreach to businesses on developing the new registry. On a separate track, staff will work to improve and automate its “certificate of use” system for future integration with the new business registry. Though the registry idea hasn’t seen anywhere near the opposition that the tax proposal generated in 2009, a few speakers at Tuesday’s public hearing expressed concerns about the latest iteration. Attorney David Lanferman linked the new proposal to the failed effort in 2009 and said he was concerned about the registry ultimately turning into a tax. “This has a strong similarity to something the voters turned down,” Lanferman said. “Their wishes should be respected before we do a run around that.” Hal Mickelson, a board member at the local Chamber of Commerce, offered a small list of concerns that the business organization has about the new registry. “Our central position has been that the business community is not calling for a business registry. There is no need for it within the business community,” Mickelson said. “But if it’s deemed necessary for effective city administration, we believe it should be revenue neutral, limited to cost recovery, as simple as possible, further simplified for small businesses and that home businesses should be exempt.” He also asked the city to respect

the confidentiality of high-tech companies with proprietary information. He voiced concern about some of the questions on the city’s proposed questionnaire for businesses, including ones relating to county health permits and tobacco sales. Mickelson said it looks dangerously like council members are “putting ornaments on a Christmas tree” with the questionnaire and urged members to avoid adding “avenues of wonderfulness” to the proposed registry. Klein challenged the idea that this registry could somehow turn into a tax, noting that state law requires a vote of the people for a new tax. Klein also encouraged Mickelson to talk to other Chamber organizations to see how they dealt with the issues he laid out. During the 2009 campaign for a business tax, Klein said, many in the Chamber said they opposed the proposal but would support a simple registry. “I’m just amazed, given what so many of your colleagues said during the business-license-tax campaign, for you to come in with, frankly, what I think are quibbles,” Klein said. It would be better, he added, to hear the Chamber say “yes” for once. “It’d be nice (for the Chamber) to say, ‘This is something almost any city needs, and we’re anxious to work with you to get the best possible business registry we can,’” Klein said. N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

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“If there isn’t any enforcement, then there’s a tendency to become complacent,” he said. “If you don’t know the rules, then there are no rules to follow.” However, he said, “The rules are not arbitrary.” “They’re there for a reason, or many reasons, and I think restaurants and retailers now have a better understanding of why the rules are in place.” Though Mistie Cohen said the city’s meetings were “great,” she also characterized compliance as costly. The once-a-week steam cleaning is an additional cost, as is the loss of room for 20 outdoor diners. “It’s difficult as a business owner — every table, every seat is a dollar for your restaurant,” she said. Fehrenbach said the city is continuing to work on getting all downtown businesses up to code and plans to expand the outreach — and possible code-enforcement sweeps — to Palo Alto’s other business districts, including California Avenue. “This is ultimately about making (downtown) a really pedestrian-friendly environment with not a lot of clutter and also making it fair for everyone,” he said. N

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Menlo Park April 22-28 Violence related Assault w/ a deadly weapon . . . . . . . . 1 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Residential burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle related Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license . . . . . . 10 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Vehicle accident/mnr. injury . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/no injury . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alcohol or drug related Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunken driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous Domestic disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Found property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Gang info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Info. case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Outside assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Probation violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psych hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . 2 Trespassing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant arrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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Births, marriages and deaths

Harry Jennison

Ken Johnson Kenneth Wolcott Johnson, a lifelong resident of Palo Alto, died on April 13 in his home.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1921, to Betty and Wolcott Johnson. In his youth, he participated in youth groups at the Palo Alto First Congregational Church and become acquainted with fellow Paly student, Evelyn Johnson, his future wife. He studied as an undergraduate at Caltech, and later transferred to active duty in the Navy. Before heading off with a ship to Europe during WWII in 1945, he and Evelyn married in January of that year. After the war, he rejoined her in Palo Alto and completed a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Stanford. Then in 1947, he worked as an engineer at his father’s company in Palo Alto called Johnson-Williams. In 1971, he left to start his own company, GasTech, leading it until 1992. He then began a new company, KWJ Engineering, where he worked until January 2014. He enjoyed hiking, swimming and fishing and often spent time with his family at Lake Tahoe. He was pre-deceased by his wife Evelyn Johnson in 2012. He is survived by his younger sister Dianne; his children, Carol, Margie, Larry and Doug; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on May 9 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Memorial donations may be made to Care or Doctors Without Borders.

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Maurice Harry Jennison, a pediatrician and longtime resident of Palo Alto, died on March 24 after a fall and its resulting complications. He was 90. He was born on Aug. 28, 1923, in Mullenville, Kansas, where his father was a United Brethren minister. As a boy, he often sang in his father’s church and carried newspapers to earn his first bicycle. He graduated from high school in Iola, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and later studied at Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC), where he met his future wife Sally. They married in 1947, the same year he graduated. He also completed a three-year pediatric residency at KUMC. From there, he was called to Navy duty and served at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. After meeting some other doctors from the San Francisco Peninsula, he and Sally decided to move to Palo Alto, where he joined the pediatric group practice at the then Palo Alto Clinic. He also worked as a Palo Alto school physician for many years, supervising school nurses. In 1963, he became medical and executive director of the Stanford Convalescent Home for Children (known as the “Con Home”), which later became the Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He assisted in its transition into the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and officially part of the Stanford Medical Center. Then, from 1979 to 1986, he served as executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Illinois. In his retirement back in California, he volunteered at Filoli in Woodside. He also sang for years with the Aurora Singers, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit chorus. Over the years, he and Sally lived in Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills — most recently at Channing House. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sara “Sally” Jennison of Palo Alto; daughters, Rebecca Jennison (Nari) of Japan, Kathleen Goonan (Tom) of Maryland, Sara Nebeling (Marcus) of Half Moon Bay, and Jody Young (Chris) of Davenport, Iowa; and eight grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held in May. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Virginia Debs’ 90th Birthday On May 4, Virginia Debs, a longtime preschool teacher and Palo Alto resident, will celebrate her 90th birthday. Though she studied economics in graduate school at Harvard University, her passion from early on was for education and child care. She founded a nursery school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, serving as its director until she decided to move to California with her husband Robert. They raised their two children, Douglas and Martha, in Palo Alto. She began working at the Parents Nursery School in Palo Alto in 1969 and continued to work there until her retirement in 2005. Many parents and students she worked with have spoken to the strong impact she made on them. An ice cream social will be held to celebrate her life and birthday this coming Sunday, May 4, 1-4 p.m. at the Parents Nursery School at 2328 Louis Road in Palo Alto. To RSVP, email alumni@

James Freeman Donohue Pleasanton, CA resident Nov. 27, 1932 – Apr. 25, 2014 James was born in San Francisco. He attended Sacred Heart High School and served in the US Army in Orleans France. He was a Ship’s Clerk for 49 years at the Oakland pier. He has two loving daughters by his first wife, Joan. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and travelling with his family. He respected and honored his family and friends. His mass will be held at Saint Elizabeth Seton Pleasanton, CA. He will be buried at Pleasanton Catholic Cemetery. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Elizabeth Seton, Pleasanton, CA. He is survived by his wife Kay, brothers William Donohue and Michael Donohue, daughter Shannon Lenz, granddaughters Chloe Lenz, Haley Lenz, Chelsea Lenz and Amy (Gary) Tetalman, Jessica (Troy) Pittman, grandson, Henry Warren and great grandchildren: Jake Lenz, Blake and Reagan Tetalman, Steven Brown, Karah and Tallon Pittman. He was preceded in death by his daughter Diane Russell and wives Joan and Lillian. PA I D


To be held at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, May 15, 2014, in the Palo Alto City Council Conference Room, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Go to the Development Center at 285 Hamilton Avenue to review filed documents; contact Alicia Spotwood for information regarding business hours at 650-617-3168. 808 Richardson Court [13PLN-00383]: Request by Roger Kohler for Single Family Individual Review of a new two story single family residence. Zone District R-1. Hillary E. Gitelman Director of Planning and Community Environment

Richard Lawrence “Fritz” Snideman II 1938-2014 Fritz Snideman passed away on April 14 at age 75. Fritz was a loving husband, a great father, and dear friend to many and will be missed enormously. He began his life’s adventures as Richard Lawrence Snideman II in Elkhart, Indiana, in 1938. As a boy in Chicago he discovered a passion for sailing. By the time he was a teenager he was racing regularly. On one of his favorite sailboats, the all-German crew insisted that “Richard” or “Larry” wasn’t a proper German name so the crew named him “Fritz.” He has been Fritz ever since. After attending Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, Fritz headed west to Fountain Valley School in Colorado and immediately fell in love with the vastness and beauty of the mountains and rivers. Fritz was a man of the outdoors. His love of the natural world guided him both personally and professionally. From Colorado Fritz headed to Boston and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Having served in high school and college in the ROTC, Fritz entered the United States Navy as an officer on a submarine. After leading undersea submarine patrols during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Fritz rose in rank but left the Navy when he heard the Navy was “getting rid of all those wonderful diesel boats.” Fritz again headed West and earned his MBA from Stanford University. In keeping with his love of the natural world, Fritz served the United States on the President’s Commission on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources and helped author “Our Nation and The Sea: a Plan for National Action.” This work was the foundation of what today is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As the President and CEO of an international weather technology corporation, Fritz traveled the globe meeting with ocean shipping executives to demonstrate his company’s pioneering weather and ship routing technology. Additional career ventures ranged from aquaculture to viticulture to agriculture. Fritz was an avid hunter and fisherman. On a business trip to western Montana in the mid-1980s, Fritz immediately fell in love with the area. It wasn’t long before he and one of his closest friends were building a solar-powered cabin along the banks of the Blackfoot river. Fritz was most happy in Montana while hunting elk on a cold, snowy November morning or while floating the Blackfoot river on a hot July day. Fritz had an unmatched wit and was an excellent story teller. Often this was on fine display in the field with his hunting buddies, on a river while fishing or, as was often the case, as he held court among friends many evenings around his BBQ. He generously shared his many passions including flying, sailing, hunting, fishing and hiking with Nancy, his loving wife of 47 years, his daughter Laura, his son, and many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the St. Helena Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited, PO Box 1, Ovando, MT 59854 or to Bothe Napa Valley State Park through PA I D


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Editorial Approve open space bond Measure AA After public visioning process, MROSD seeks voter funding support


t is not an overstatement to say that the creation of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 1972 is the single biggest reason for the extensive open space and recreational opportunities we enjoy today up and down the Peninsula, and out to the coast. One need only look west to the tree-covered coastal mountains to see the legacy of that voter initiative, passed locally the same historic year as voters statewide established the California Coastal Commission to protect the entire coastline. On the June 3 ballot, voters in the 17 Santa Clara and San Mateo county cities that make up the open-space district will have the chance to ensure these lands are maintained properly and made more accessible for public enjoyment over the next few decades. Measure AA, which requires a two-thirds vote for passage, authorizes the sale of up to $300 million in general obligation bonds over 30 years. It will increase local property taxes by up to $3.18 per $100,000 in assessed valuation, or about $30 a year for a homeowner with a property assessed at $1 million. The district’s current operations are funded primarily through a property tax of $17 per $100,000 in assessed value, which will continue unaffected by the outcome of Measure AA. Over its 41-year history, there has always been a tension between land acquisition, whose aim is to seize opportunities as they arise to convert private land holdings into public open space, and developing trails and other facilities that allow the public to enjoy these acquired lands. The elected governing board has done a good job over the years at this delicate balancing act, and the result is 62,000 acres in 26 different preserves between Los Gatos and San Carlos and from the bay to the ocean open for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Over the last year and a half, the district has undertaken a public process to evaluate its priorities and develop a vision and plan for the next 40 years. After input from many public meetings, the district has created a list of 25 priority projects that will be undertaken if the bond measure passes. These include opening more areas to public access, improving and constructing more trails and facilities, restoring creeks and streams, and strategic acquisition of additional land as it becomes available. A list of the specific projects can be found on the district’s website at We are strong believers in the work of the Midpeninsula Open Space District and the value it brings to our increasingly urbanized environment. Having such extensive open space so close is a major contributor to our quality of life in this region. We are also heartened by the district’s commitment to focusing on increasing the public use and accessibility of these publicly funded lands rather than simple preservation. Going forward, the district’s success should be measured by how many new trails, trail connections and facilities are added, and the extent that opportunities for all types of users, including hikers, bikers, horseback riders, campers and particularly dog owners are significantly expanded. The public made clear these desires during the public meetings in preparation for the bond measure proposal, and the district needs to move in this direction regardless of the passage of Measure AA. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is made up of the cities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Redwood City, San Carlos, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno and Half Moon Bay. In essence, the taxpayers in these cities have banded together for the last four decades to preserve open space in perpetuity and create opportunities for readily accessible recreational activities. Measure AA provides a way of spreading the costs of significantly improving these opportunities at a very low cost per taxpayer. It is hard to imagine a more important public investment than to maintain and improve the valuable open space that provides us with beautiful views, recreational opportunities and protection against development. We urge a “yes” vote on Measure AA on the June 3 ballot.

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Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

Shuttle benches please Editor, For 14 years now we have had a free Palo Alto shuttle. However, we still have no shuttle stop benches at the Town and Country Shopping Center, the Library-Art Center and along Embarcadero Road. There are many Palo Alto citizens, especially the elderly or those with an injury or disability, who would love to use the shuttle to visit the above places, but cannot because it is too painful to stand while waiting for a bus. Using the shuttle instead of their cars would also help reduce the traffic problem. Neighboring cities have benches at their bus stops. Why does Palo Alto have no benches? It cannot be because of lack of money, as Palo Alto had a very large surplus. Where did that money go? I have been writing to the city for over two years but my requests for benches have been ignored. Please send an email to the Palo Alto City Council to install badly needed benches at the shuttle stops. The City Council email address is Thank you very much. Werner Wadensweiler Greer Road, Palo Alto

Only now? Editor, Regarding “Palo Alto lawyer takes aim at California’s ‘broken’ education-funding system” (April 25, 2014), I wholeheartedly applaud Nancy Krop’s efforts and largely agree with her sentiments and prescriptions. But it is depressing to read that “an educated, well-read” lawyer who graduated from Gunn High School just two years after passage of Proposition 13, who took advantage of a good, inexpensive public education through the UC system, and who has lived in California during the intervening decades was “stunned to learn” in 2009 that “our schools have dropped from the top five to the bottom five (in per-pupil funding and performance.)” I too graduated from an excellent California public high school around the same time and have watched with utter dismay as our schools and other public services have deteriorated dramatically over the last 35 years. It is a sad commentary on the state of public discourse that longtime, wellintentioned Californians have not been paying close attention to the devastating effects of Proposition 13 and its progeny (e.g., Prop 218, Prop 26). The unfortunate consequence, I believe, is that most newer residents without that historical context take California’s resulting

mediocrity as par for the course and essentially immutable. Deborah Sivas College Avenue, Palo Alto

Sleepy no more Editor, Every time I read in your paper about plans for the “revitalization” of California Avenue, I feel sad. California Avenue is one of the last remnants of the old, interesting Palo Alto, the small, sleepy university town that we moved to 30 years ago. There was a time when downtown was sleepy, too. The Varsity Theater had free live music in the courtyard; there was a funky, inexpensive restaurant arcade nearby, and lots of small, local businesses — like a great music store — to patronize. Alas! The tech boom has flooded our quiet village with expensive shops and restaurants, skyhigh rents, and it has become an area destination. Wonderful places — like the old St. Michael’s Alley coffee house (free live music, seven nights a week), Cafe Verona and the Artifactory artists coop — were long ago driven out. And for what? An overcrowded, traffic-filled downtown with huge parking problems. For whom? Mostly for people who don’t even live here! California Avenue is an area where you can be comfortable in

jeans and T-shirt, ride your bike and hang out at Printer’s Cafe. Why does its laid-back ambiance have to be destroyed by zealous crusaders, to be replaced by some architectural horror? Have the nouveau riche taken over? Dana St. George Campesino Avenue, Palo Alto

Space has a price Editor, The Redwood City council is exhibiting exemplary leadership with its latest plan to increase parking rates in its core downtown. The concept of paying rent for a desk or a bed, otherwise known as office rent and apartment rent, is widely accepted, but for some reason we balk at the notion of paying rent to park a car. This blindness to the cost we all pay for allotting huge space in our urban areas to car storage is just a vestige of last century’s love affair with the automobile. As UCLA Professor Donald Shoup has pointed out in his seminal book, “The High Cost of Free Parking,” our current policy of subsidizing parking has not evolved with the times. Fortunately, forward-looking municipalities like Redwood City are leading the way to the 21st century and demanding that car commuters pay a more realistic price for the space their machines occupy. Kaia Eakin Tadley Court, Redwood City

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Off Deadline Counting victories in the ‘Battle for the Bay and Baylands’ by Jay Thorwaldson t is rare for a speaker at a community presentation to announce “breaking news!” in the manner of TV’s sometimes over-excited newscasters. I had that chance last week when speaking to a fullhouse audience at the Museum of American History, just south of downtown Palo Alto. My topic was the “History (and Future) of the San Francisco Bay” — its vast baylands, salt ponds and adjacent grasslands. It is a topic that has been of both personal and professional interest to me for most of my life. My news was the announcement that arrived in my email that morning (Wednesday, April 23) from the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund. The agency announced $5 million in new grants for environment-related projects, including an $850,000 planning grant for restoring up to 1,000 acres of mostly South Bay salt ponds to living marshlands. No precise sites were listed, and it seems a trickle-down from the vast federal budget, even as part of a $5 million package. But the significance is in the big picture. Instead of endless battles over proposals to fill and develop the baylands, including tidal mudflats and adjacent upland-meadow habitats, the bay is being restored, cleaned, replenished. Bay fill once was occurring at an estimated 2,000 acres a year, prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


to predict the South Bay would “become a river” if that continued. Today, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) has halted that. Now, instead of each city operating independently with no overall plan or vision of the bay — as was the case for most of the last century — there are collaborative partnerships throughout the region. So the $5 million may go far, due to linked government and private entities. The other four grants in this round illustrate the collaboration: (1) $800,000 for removing mercury from the Guadalupe River Watershed in collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and Association of Bay Area Governments; (2) $1.5 million to create or restore a 164-acre marsh/upland habitat at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, with the East Bay Regional Park District; (3) $1.2 million to restore the Napa River in a public-private partnership; and (4) $500,000 to reduce nutrients flowing into the bay from several wastewater treatment plants, in partnership with the East Bay Municipal Utilities District. But there’s a bigger context. Since 2008 the Bay fund has invested more than $32 million in 53 projects across the region. And those investments have been matched with another $105 million from 71 partner entities. That’s noticeable. My presentation went into the deeper history, dating back more than 10,000 years — the depth we reached in a college archeological dig in an East Bay tomato field. We’d climb out of our assigned 10foot-square holes looking like coal miners from the blackish peat-bog dust. Climate and food supply (acorns, fish, shellfish, deer, elk, buckeye) created a relatively dense population: An estimated third

of all Native Americans resided in California. Climate and economy — then as now. But when the Spanish conquered the land, the estimated 200,000 indigenous people were reduced to something like 15,000, through mistreatment, disease and murder. Then followed Mexican rule and the American takeover. My personal relationship with the baylands dates back to early teenage years in Los Gatos, taking a Peerless Stages bus to Alviso to explore marshes and hike levees (we knew that touching the water would make us sick); paddling, rowing and later sailing (with a 24-foot crank-up-keel sailboat) into sloughs; reporting on the bay for the Palo Alto Times for 15 years; helping spearhead a battle to “save Bair Island” circa 1980-81, after I retired from the Times; and negotiating land options with Utah Mining Co. and Leslie Salt Co. for historic Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto, making public purchase possible later by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Historically, the bay region would be a vastly different place had certain plans materialized. In the surging post-World War II years, when conquering nature and developing natural areas was the dominant philosophy, a former theatrical producer named John Reber proposed building two huge dams, from San Francisco to the East Bay and along the line of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. The dams would capture fresh water and be connected by a fresh-water channel behind a new island of 20,000 acres of developable land. Reber’s table-thumping enthusiasm sustained interest until the late 1950s, when the federal government built the still-existing Bay Model in Sausalito. The model’s

water-flow tests proved the plan wouldn’t work, and it became a footnote. The late Pete Uccelli, owner of Pete’s Harbor in Redwood City, proposed an even grander plan: to build a dam over the shallow “Potato Patch” crescent outside the Golden Gate Bridge, thus converting the entire bay to a fresh-water lake. Huge battles included the unsuccessful Save San Francisco Bay Association’s “Save the Bay” effort to block Gov. Ronald Reagan’s State Lands Commission giveaway of title to most ponds to Leslie Salt Co., now Cargill-owned. Mobil Land Co. proposed 3,000 homes and commercial areas for 12,000 jobs on Bair Island off Redwood City. A badly outspent (13-to-1) referendum blocked the plan, passing by 42 votes, 43 on a demanded recount. A Cargill proposal is currently being debated. A venture called Westbay Community Associations proposed filling in the shallow bay between Coyote Point and the San Francisco International Airport. But Bruce Brugmann’s Bay Guardian newspaper exposed the plan with a leaked artist’s rendering showing a huge conveyor belt carrying San Bruno Mountain over state Highway 101. Local skirmishes still occur, such as Palo Alto’s greens-vs.-greens debate over a composting/energy-production facility in its baylands. But the big battles belong to history. The future, it now seems, belongs to restoration and cleanup, creation of new marshlands and collaborative partnerships. N Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at jthorwaldson@ and/or He also writes periodic blogs at www.


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leg Lobykin considers himself “a product of globalization,” just like so many others in Silicon Valley. Like many in the region, he immigrated to the United States chasing opportunity (his wife had been accepted to Stanford); like many who move here, the pair fell in love with the area and settled down, purchasing a home in East Palo Alto, and starting a family; and, like many who live here, the Russian emigre wrestles every day with big ideas, which he addresses through his life’s work. And this is where Lobykin diverges from many of his neighbors. “There’s a bunch of people like me in Silicon Valley,” he says. “The major difference is most of them are related to the digital world, and I am from the Stone Age.” Lobykin is a sculptor, who has forged a living out of rock and concrete — selling his original pieces and lending his expertise to restoration projects and other commissioned works. In recent years, he has worked with Stanford, using pictures and other historical documents to recreate two historical sculptures of Benjamin Franklin and Johannes Gutenberg, which had been destroyed in the Great Earthquake of 1906; he also created a giant silver shark fin, titled “No Swimming,” which was first seen on the playa at Burning Man and later was temporarily displayed on Sculptor Oleg Lobykin stands next to his work, ‘Opus,’ outside of his home studio in East Palo Alto. Lobykin’s work will the Google campus in Mountain View. be featured in this weekend’s Silicon Valley Open Studios tour. The sculptor is one of the more than 380 artists scheduled to display work during the long-running annual celebration of local art, Silicon Valley Open Studios. Now in it’s 28th year, the Open Studios event begins its 2014 this weekend, May 3-4, with artists from as far north as Burlingame and Hillsborough and as far south as Los Altos and Palo Alto opening their studios to the public, or displaying their work at galleries. The following weekend, May 10-11, focuses on more mid-Peninsula artists, from Palo Alto through Los Altos and Mountain View and on to Santa Clara. The final weekend, May 17-18, is focused mostly on South Bay artists and studios in Cupertino, San Jose, Los Gatos and Gilroy. The event provides an opportunity for the public to take in local art from local artists. All Open Studios events are free. by Nick Veronin According to the event’s director, Mel Thomsen, visitors will get the chance to see a wider range of an artist’s body of work than in a typical gallery show, and in many cases, those who attend will be able to meet the artists, learn about their process and perhaps even see them work. Visitors to Lobykin’s East Palo Alto home studio will see some of his large pieces, such as “Opus,” a massive, amorphous, zig-zagging chain, which resembles some‘Big Baby’ by Oleg Lobykin. thing you might discover while peering through a microscope at the inside of a cell — or three-dimensional snapshot of bubbles working their way through water. “I’m looking for the roots of the form,” Lobykin says of “Opus.” “Where does it start?” Sentences are made of words, and words, in turn, are composed of letters, ‘Her Eyes’ by Oleg Lobykin. he muses. In this way letters are the roots of words and

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sentences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How does that work with physical forms?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opusâ&#x20AC;? can double as a jungle gym, a fact that his daughter appreciates. Lobykin demonstrates by climbing up the sculpture, which easily supports his heavy frame even though it is not secured to the ground. He says it weighs thousands of pounds. Inside the nearby garage, two of Lobykinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistants work on similarly stringy, shapeless forms. These pieces are far lighter than â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opusâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; made of foam and plaster. Lobykin still needs to smooth them down, paint them, and then arrange them for the opening weekend of Silicon Valley Open Studios. One imagines the final product looking like some sort of outsize, psychedelic, open-air kelp garden, where visitors can weave their way in and out of the 8-foot-tall sculptures, assigning their own meaning to the work. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Lobykin wants, anyway. Though he says he usually has an idea of what his art is meant to represent, he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to explain too much to his audience. Lobykin is only one of many local artists showing work during the first weekend of SVOS. Video artist Nora Raggio will present video installations at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Like Lobykin, Raggio has lived a globetrotting life, splitting her youth between the Bay Area and family in Argentina. In the past, Raggio has used her videos to examine the passing of time, change and human frailty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Film is all about change, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow or rapid,â&#x20AC;? Raggio, who has worked as an artist in residence at the Cubberley center for nine years and has been showing at SVOS for seven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is this sense that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made of light and then it disappears,â&#x20AC;? she continues, explaining what has drawn her to video. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a fragility, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more ethereal, and not material as, say, a sculpture or painting.â&#x20AC;? There is also a time element to video, which appeals to Raggio. Through videos, Raggio often works to show change over time. For example, her video â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trash Hourglassâ&#x20AC;? is just 30 seconds long â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a shot of trash accumulating at a waste facility. The film is edited, so that the trash is in the form of an hourglass. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can measure time by the amount of trash we generate every half minute,â&#x20AC;? she explains in the videoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caption. Another of her videos, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trans,â&#x20AC;? is â&#x20AC;&#x153;about migration,â&#x20AC;? Raggio says. The video flips back and forth between people speaking English and others speaking Spanish, and is meant to explore â&#x20AC;&#x153;displacement in time and in space and in cultures.â&#x20AC;? In addition to Lobykin and Raggio, first-year Open Studios participant Pat Mayer will show her mixed media collage work at her Redwood City studio, during



â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Observerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Oleg Lobykin. the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first weekend. Mayer has only been working as an artist for five years, but already shows a sharp eye for aesthetic. The artist says she seldom aims to convey a message with her collages â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which most frequently comprise passages of text torn from books, solitary letters and other scraps of ephemera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the printed word,â&#x20AC;? Mayer explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like graphics and I like letters.â&#x20AC;? As an artist, Mayer says she is heavily influenced by the order of cubist works, and her work mirrors that inspiration. She uses pages of text to create repetitive lines; large block letters are tilted on their side or flipped upside down, divorced from any relationship they may have had to language, becoming pure forms; she arranges these materials into geometric shapes, working to create movement with lines, contrast and visual weight. The results are abstractions and

shapeless sentiment, rather than concrete messages, which is what Mayer seeks to create. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something about the shapes that I find beautiful,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pieces are just my feelings.â&#x20AC;? N Arts & Entertainment Editor Nick Veronin can be emailed at

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The cello is a versatile instrument, with a range that rises from the bass clef up into the tenor clef — and sometimes into the treble clef. It can be bowed or plucked. It can even be struck or slapped for percussive effect. But that’s not enough for experimental cellist Nicola Baroni, who has learned to push his cello-playing into the digital realm with the help of motion-sensing software. In his solo performance tonight, May 2 at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, Baroni will play “Zadig: Voltaire meets Kaftka,” on cello and an instrument known as the “hypercello,” a computer-driven system that senses the motion of the player’s hands. The system allows the player to move both of his or her hands to control digital effects that are applied to what he or she has played. In online videos, Baroni can be seen striking dissonant harmonics on his instrument, then flinging both of his hands forward — resulting in atmospheric whooshes and high-pitched skronks. Prior to his performance, Baroni and composer Massimiliano Messieri will give a lecture on the instrument and its applications, titled “Interactive composition and Hypercello. Motion tracking and spectral description in real-time.” The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. at the CCRMA Stage, located at 660 Lomita Dr. on the Stanford campus. The concert will follow at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 650723-4971.

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Zimbabwean author and current Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University NoViolet Bulawayo will read from her debut novel, “We Need New Names,” at the Lucie Stern Community Center as part of the national Made Into America project, which works to collect and highlight immigration stories. The idea was to help families move beyond the sense of “us and them when we think about immigrants,” said Elliot Margolies of the Midpeninsula Community Media Center, which is co-sponsoring the event, along with the Palo Alto Library and the Palo Alto Weekly — “A way to create more bridges the community.” Bulawayo ‘s book follows a group of children whose lives begin in a shantytown in her native country, before a number of the children

NoViolet Bulawayo, author of ‘We Need New Names.’

depart for the United States, where the main character ends up settling with relatives in Michigan. While the novel’s protagonist leaves a brutal world behind her, she does not always find comfort in her new home, Margolies said. Margolies said Bulawayo’s novel is filled with “gripping” passages that cut to the heart of what it means to be an immigrant struggling to find an identity in a new country. Bulawayo had plenty of personal experience to draw upon when penning these passages. Like the protagonist in “We Need New Names,” she also moved from her home in Zimbabwe to Michigan, though she left her native country later in life than the fictional main character in her book, Margolies said. Bulawayo will answer questions after her reading, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., May 8, at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The event is free, but RSVP is required at For more information, call the Palo Alto Library at 650-329-2436 or the Midpeninsula Community Media Center at 650-494-8686.


Kids create the darnedest things A pair of exhibitions at the Palo Alto Art Center are highlighting art created by students from Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The first exhibit, Youth Art, showcases works creby Alex Leiman, Jane ated kindergarLathrop Stanford ten through Middle School, Grade 7, cut paper high school collage of a zebra. s t u d e n t s from the Palo Alto Unified School District. The titled “The Arts and the Creation of Mind,” runs through May 18 and is meant to honor the work of the late Elliot Eisner, a former Stanford art professor who long advocated for art education in public schools. He died in January of this year. The second show features work produced by the Cultural Kaleidoscope program, which seeks to link the communities of Palo Alto, East



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Palo Alto and East Menlo Park by bringing arts into the classrooms of the Palo Alto Unified and the Ravenswood City school districts. The organization focuses mainly on elementary school children, and the exhibition of their work continues through May 25. Both exhibits opened on April 27. According to Karen Kienzle, di-

rector of the art center, the impact of these two shows is very powerful for the children who are displaying their work. “The kids get to see their work installed in a professional museum environment,” she said. “They leave the art center saying, ‘Wow, we’re real artists!’” Given the power of arts to improve a child’s education, Kienzle said, reaching children early and giving them an opportunity to show their work in the art center is important. “Every child is an artist,” she said, paraphrasing Pablo Picasso. “The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up.” She said she hope these two shows will help

children stick with art. Furthermore, Kienzle added, the exhibit has the potential to move grown ups in the community. “We have so much to learn from young artists,” she said. The Youth Art exhibit runs through May 18 and the Cultural Kaleidoscope exhibit through May 25 — both at the Palo Alto Art Center, located at 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The art center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; and is closed Monday. Admission is free. For more information, go to or call (650) 329-2366. N

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Flood Control Benefit Assessment Rates for Fiscal Year 2014–2015 You are invited Topic :

Flood Control Benefit Assessment Rates for Fiscal Year 2014–2015

Who :

Santa Clara Valley Water District

When :

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Where :

Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters Board Room, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

This public hearing will cover the Flood Control Benefit Assessments Report, 2014-2015. The written report incorporates by reference a description of each parcel and the expected amount of assessment under the approved formula for each parcel within the flood control zones of the District. At the hearing, the Board of Directors will hear any and all protests. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board may adopt or revise any assessment and will make its determination upon each assessment referred to in the report. A copy of the report may be inspected at the Office of the Clerk of the Board at the above address at any time during business hours. Copies of the report have also been placed and may be inspected at the following locations: Campbell City Hall 70 North First Street Campbell, CA

Los Gatos Civic Center 110 East Main Street Los Gatos, CA

Campbell Library 77 Harrison Avenue Campbell, CA

Los Gatos Library 100 Villa Avenue Los Gatos, CA

Cupertino City Hall 10300 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA

Milpitas City Hall 455 East Calaveras Blvd Milpitas, CA

Cupertino Library 10800 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA

Milpitas Library 160 North Main Street Milpitas, CA

Gilroy City Hall 7351 Rosanna Street Gilroy, CA

Monte Sereno City Hall 18041 SaratogaLos Gatos Rd Monte Sereno, CA

Gilroy Library 350 West Sixth Street Gilroy, CA Los Altos City Hall 1 North San Antonio Rd Los Altos, CA Los Altos Library 13 South San Antonio Rd Los Altos, CA Los Altos Hills Town Hall 26379 Fremont Rd Los Altos Hills, CA

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Santa Clara Central Park Library 2635 Homestead Rd Santa Clara, CA

Palo Alto City Hall 250 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA

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Mitchell Park Library 4050 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA

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San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara St. San José, CA

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library 150 E. San Fernando St. San José, CA

Sunnyvale Library 665 West Olive Avenue Sunnyvale, CA

Hillview Branch Library 1600 Hopkins Drive San José, CA Pearl Avenue Library 4270 Pearl Avenue San José, California Santa Clara City Hall 1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA

To secure information on an individual parcel assessment, you must know your Assessor Parcel Number. If you do not know it, call the Assessor at (408) 299-5000 and ask for it, giving your name and street address. Using that parcel number, you can learn your proposed assessment by calling the Santa Clara Valley Water District Tax Assessment Hotline at (408) 630-2810. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities wishing to attend this public hearing. For additional information on attending this hearing including requesting accommodations for disabilities or interpreter assistance, please contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (408) 630-2277, at least three days prior to the hearing.

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mad scientist, a spooky castle, a hunchbacked assistant and a lumbering monster? Sounds like a recipe for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? tale. Mix in some jazz hands, kick lines and bawdy humor and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Mel Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankenstein,â&#x20AC;? Palo Alto Playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; latest musical. Much as King Arthur had his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monty Python and the Holy Grail,â&#x20AC;? followed by the musical, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spamalot!â&#x20AC;? Mary Shelleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horror novel finds itself the target of spoofing, first on the big screen in 1974â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankenstein,â&#x20AC;? then on Broadway in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? is also a loving parody of and homage to the classic 1930s Hollywood â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? series, starring Boris Karloff. Brooks previously found success going from cinema to stage with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Producers.â&#x20AC;? As with any parody, it helps (and is much funnier) if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re familiar with the source material, but the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? themes are so culturally pervasive that the show should be enjoyable for anyone, even if they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen the films or read the novel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? takes place in 1931 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in Transylvania, for some reason (because Dracula?). The play opens with the villagers rejoicing after the death of Victor Frankenstein (Shawn Bender), the last in a long line of mad scientists whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve perpetually terrorized the town by creating zombie-esque monsters. Unfortunately for the locals, it turns out thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one last descendant of the kooky clan up on the hill: Frederick Frankenstein (Steven Ennis), a nebbish anatomy professor from New York, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summoned to inherit the castle and â&#x20AC;&#x153;family business.â&#x20AC;? Frederick has always taken pains to distance himself from his infamous forebears, even changing the pronunciation of his last name. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But soon enough heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bidding farewell to his fiancĂŠe, Elizabeth (Lindsay Stark), and is Transylvania-bound.â&#x20AC;? Upon his arrival, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greeted by Igor (pronounced â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eye-gor,â&#x20AC;? played by Joey McDaniel), the creepy assistant with the mysteriously movable humpback; and Inga (Jessica Whittemore), a blonde-bombshell laboratory technician who falls for Frederick. At the castle they also meet Frau BlĂźcher (Linda Piccone), fearsome housekeeper and former flame of the recently deceased elder Dr. Frankenstein. After reading his grandfatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treatise on bringing the dead back to life, Frederick finds the experimenting urge irresistible and sends Igor to fetch a fresh corpse and a suitable brain. Soon enough, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alive,â&#x20AC;? and Transylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets are haunted by

From left: Igor (Joey McDaniel), â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Frederick Frankenstein (Steven Ennis), Inga (Jessica Whittemore). the terrifying creature with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;abby-normalâ&#x20AC;? brain and heart of a song-and-dance man (Michael D. Reed). If this all sounds very silly, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the idea. Brooks has a distinct comedic style â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy benignly naughty jokes or lines such as, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Werewolves? There, wolves!â&#x20AC;? this might not be the show for you. The most famous scene in the film version is probably the one in which Frankenstein and monster team up for an absurd rendition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Puttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the Ritz.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preserved in the play, and the rest of the soundtrack is made up of similarly, and appropriately, jazzy productions. These songs are wholeheartedly and unmistakably show tunes and for the most part very pleasant, although none quite live up to the vintage Irving Berlin number. Some just drag on a bit too long, most notably â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transylvania Mania,â&#x20AC;? although that too could be considered a nod to classic Hollywood musicals. The Palo Alto Players do an excellent job with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankenstein,â&#x20AC;? both in the actorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performances and productionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design. Set designer Kuo-Hao Loâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artfully transforms the small Lucie Stern Theatre, and costume designer Shannon Maxham dresses the characters in a manner that is at once kitschy, colorful and swoon-worthy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a technically challenging play and the crew deserves commendation for pulling it off with aplomb. Although dance can sometimes be a weak link in community theater, choreographer Jennifer Gor-

gulho leads the players through plenty of pleasant toe tapping and shimmying. Leading man Ennis seems to simply channel Gene Wilder, who played Young Frankenstein in Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; film, rather than find his own way into the character, and George Mauroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance is reminiscent of Gene Hackmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as the lonely, blind hermit, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine. Originality isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t essential here. Leading ladies Stark, Whittemore and Piccone all shine, and McDaniel makes up for a pretty iffy cockney accent with charm and comic timing. Any version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? is only as good as its misunderstood monster, and Reed does not disappoint, turning in the strongest performance as â&#x20AC;&#x153;olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; zipper neck.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campy, cornball and catchy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just what you want from a Mel Brooks show. Everyone, on stage and in the audience, seems to be having a terrific time, making â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankensteinâ&#x20AC;? as resounding a success as the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infamous experiment. N What: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Frankenstein,â&#x20AC;? by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; music and lyrics by Mel Brooks; presented by Palo Alto Players Where: Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto When: Through May 11, with 8 p.m. shows Thursday to Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. matinĂ&#x2C6;e-only on Sunday Cost: Tickets range from $19 to $45 Info: Go to or call 650-329-0891

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Fading Gigolo --

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(Guild) The urban fantasy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fading Gigoloâ&#x20AC;? almost gets by on its idiosyncrasies. First, there is the setting that keeps on giving: New York City. And then, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NYCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite cinematic son, Woody Allen, schlemiel-ing it up as an unlikely pimp. And letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forget the Hasidic neighborhood watch and tribunal that threaten to derail his lucrative new business, even as Sharon Stone and SofĂ­a Vergara angle for a mĂŠnage Ă trois with John Turturroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shy â&#x20AC;&#x153;ho.â&#x20AC;? What, as they say, could go wrong? But for all this, the film never quite rises above a base curiosity value. As written and directed by Turturro, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fading Gigoloâ&#x20AC;? is sincere and humbly ambitious, manners at odds with its farcical premise. As a result, Turturroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film is jack of two trades, master of neither. The comedy is limp, goosed occasionally by the still-funny comic performer Allen, while the drama is either unwelcome (put Woody Allen in front of a Hasidic tribunal, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to cut loose, not tug the reins) or unsatisfying in its sedateness or its unlikelihood. Allen plays Murray Schwartz, a bookseller who loses his shop to rising rent and stagnant business. While soaking up the commiseration of his florist friend Fioravante (Turturro), Murray not so idly mentions that his dermatologist Dr. Parker (Stone) wants to arrange a mĂŠnage Ă  trois with her friend Selima (SofĂ­a Vergara) and some stud. Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to pay a thousand bucks, Murray could sure use a commission, and, well, how about it? Though understandably reluctant, Fioravante relents for some reason, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re off to the races. Or we would be, if this were a Woody Allen comedy from twenty years ago. Turturro instead treats this idea as a kind of photogenic fable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or feature-length public service announcement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to remind people that sex is good for their mental health, so why not have some today? The business with Stone and Vergara turns out to be something of a red herring (plus itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to accept these two as sexual neurotics who need or want prostitutes); rather, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fading Gigoloâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart resides with Hasidic widow Avigal (Vanessa Paradis, a striking presence), who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t felt the touch of a man in some time and languishes as a result, a notion that might be touching if it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel so patronizing. And so it goes: at times thuddingly earnest (â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what you do,â&#x20AC;? Avigal tells Fioravante. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bring magic to the lonelyâ&#x20AC;?), at times, jazzily, goofily endearing (as in Allen fancying the street name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dan Bongoâ&#x20AC;? or the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s falling action of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not dead yetâ&#x20AC;? male bonding). The characters, including Liev Schreiberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lovelorn Hasidic neighborhood patrolman, are established in shorthand, which undercuts all of the attempts at drama, and Turturroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s romanticism keeps undercutting the humor before it has a chance to get satisfyingly irreverent. Call it comoedia interruptus. Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief nudity. One hour, 30 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peter Canavese


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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 --1/2 (Century 20) It feels a bit uncharitable to chide a blockbuster superhero movie for providing too much. After all, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t excess job No. 1 for a movie

like â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing Spider-Man 2â&#x20AC;?? Marc Webbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sequel about Marvel Comicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; famed Manhattan webslinger succeeds in being a largely well-produced comic-book movie extravaganza, but its weighty baggage may leave audiences wishing it had traveled light. If â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing Spider-Man 2â&#x20AC;? is an embarrassment of riches (at a budget upwards of $255 mil), it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t embarrass itself, and kids are bound to love it in spite of its butt-numbing run time. Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner pick up where the 2012 film left off, with Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) tortured about dating the girl he loves, Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone), because of the inherent danger posed by his double life as Spider-Man. Danger obligingly arrives in the forms of Russian mobsters and a series of supervillains, but Peter and Gwen have a hard time staying apart. (And playing that dynamic, Garfield and Stone remain chemically charming.) In the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest tonal misstep, Webb directs Oscar winner Jamie Foxx to ham it up big-time as pocket-protected Max Dillon, who becomes the super-charged Electro as the result of that old comic-book standby, the tragic lab accident. The lab is, of course, located in the skyscraping Oscorp Industries, where Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old friend Harry Osborne (a commanding Dane DeHaan) inherits from notso-dear old dad (Oscar winner Chris Cooper) both the CEO position and a fatal genetic disease. As Spidey fans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and all who saw Sam Raimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spider-Manâ&#x20AC;? films â&#x20AC;&#x201D; know, Osbornes notoriously suit up as sky-surfing bad guys under the brand name of Green Goblin. Throw in a large heaping of backstory involving Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-gone parents (Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz), a couple of juicy scenes for a third Oscar winner (Sally Field as Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aunt May), and the emergence of at least one more supervillain (hello, Paul Giamatti â&#x20AC;&#x201D; glad you could drop in), and you start to see how â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing Spider-Man 2â&#x20AC;? quickly reveals itself to be crowded, busy and lumbering, whereas its predecessor, for its faults, etched relatively clean narrative lines. But no one goes to this sort of thing expecting Chekhov; they go for the larger-than-life characters and all the action 250 million simoleons can buy. And on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amazingâ&#x20AC;? score, Webb fares pretty well, in giant-sized confrontations on Manhattan city streets (and, natch, at a power plant). The frenetic nature of these scenes consistently threaten to spike into the red (and occasionally do), but they serve their purpose, and Spideyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-flying CGI stunt double has become considerably more convincing over the years. Does all of the sound and fury (including a distracting and off-putting score) signify anything? Well, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple-minded clock motif (framed by Gwenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s valedictory-speech assertion â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time is luck,â&#x20AC;? whatever that means) and a rehash of the no-brainer notion that a hero provides hope. At least the plot doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy from tough-minded consequences, which play into the real message: start saving your pennies now to see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next, in the already primed spinoffs and sequels â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sinister Six,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing Spider-Man 3,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Venom,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Amazing Spider-Man 4â&#x20AC;?... Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence. Two hours, 22 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peter Canavese

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 10:40 a.m., 1:10, 2, 5:20, 7:50, 8:40 p.m. In 3D 9, 9:50, 11:30 a.m., 12:20, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 6:10, 7 & 9:30 p.m. (Sat-Sun: midnight screening) Century 20: 10 a.m., 12, 1:20, 3:20, 4:40, 6:40, 8 & 10 p.m. In 3D at 10:45, 11:25 a.m., 2, 2:45, 5:20, 6, 8:40 & 9:20 p.m. In XD at 12:30, 3:50, 7:10 & 10:30 p.m. Bears (G) Century 16: 10 a.m., 12:30, 2:40, 4:50 & 7 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m., 1:10, 3:25, 5:40, 7:55 & 10:05 p.m.

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Brick Mansions (PG-13) Century 16: 10:15 a.m., 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m., 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8:05 & 10:40 p.m. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:05 a.m., 12:15, 3:35, 7:10 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11 a.m., 2:20, 4:05, 5:35, 8:50 & 10:30 p.m. In 3D at 1 & 7:15 p.m.


Divergent (PG-13) Century 16: 9:20 a.m., 12:35, 3:45, 7:05 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 12:40, 3:55, 7:10 & 10:25 p.m. Draft Day (PG-13) (( Century 16: 10:35 a.m., 1:20, 4:25, 7:30, 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 2, 4:45, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.




Fading Gigolo (R) (( Guild Theatre: 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: Fri: 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat-Sun: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:45 a.m., 2:35, 5:10, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m.

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Heaven Is For Real (PG) Century 16: 9:15, 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 1:50, 4:30, 7:05 & 9:40 p.m.

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Locke (R) Century 16: 10:25 a.m., 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:35 & 9:55 p.m.


The Lunchbox (PG) ((( Palo Alto Square: Fri-Sat: 1:45, 4:20, 7 & 10 p.m. Sun: 1:45, 4:20 & 7 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) Century 20: 10:55 a.m., 1:25, 4, 6:55 & 9:25 p.m.


Muppets Most Wanted (PG) ((( Century 20: Fri-Sat: 10:40 a.m., 1:30 & 4:10 p.m. Sun: 10:40 a.m. Noah (PG-13) Century 16: 12:50 & 7:15 p.m. (No 7:15 p.m. on Sat) Century 20: 7 & 10:15 p.m. The Other Woman (PG-13) (1/2 Century 16: Fri-Sat: 9, 10:20, 11:40 a.m., 1, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40 & 9 p.m. Sun 9, 10:20 a.m., 1, 3:40, 6:20, 7:40, 9 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:10 a.m., 12:35, 1:50, 3:15, 4:50, 6:15, 7:35, 9 & 10:20 p.m. Particle Fever (Not Rated) (((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: Fri: 3:45, 6 & 830 p.m. Sat-Sun: 1:30, 3:45, 6 & 830 p.m. The Quiet Ones (PG-13) Century 16: Fri & Sun: 10:15 a.m., 4:10 & 10:30 p.m. Sat: 10:15 a.m. & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: Fri & Sun: 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5:05, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m. Sat: 11:55 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. The Railway Man (R) Palo Alto Square: Fri-Sat: 1:40, 4:30, 7:15 & 9 p.m. Sun: 1:40, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. Rio 2 (G) (( Century 16: 9, 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:25 & 10 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 1:45, 4:25, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) Guild Theatre: Sat: midnight

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Sorry, Wrong Number (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri: 7:30 p.m. Sat-Sun: 3:45 & 7:30 p.m.


Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 5:25 & 9:10 p.m. Transcendence (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 1:55, 4:55, 7:50 & 10:45 p.m.

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Walking With the Enemy (Not Rated) Century 16: 9:10 p.m.

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Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264) CinĂŠArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-0128)

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



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CITY OF PALO ALTO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That The City Council Of The City Of Palo Alto Will Hold A Public Hearing At The Regular Council Meeting On Monday, May 12, 2014 At 7:00 P.M., Or As Near Thereafter As Possible, In The Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California Declaring Its Intention To Levy An Assessment Against Businesses Within The Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District For Fiscal Year 2015. DONNA J. GRIDER, MMC, City Clerk Resolution No. _____ Resolution of the Council of the City of Palo Alto Declaring Its Intention to Levy an Assessment Against Businesses Within the Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2015 and Setting a Time and Place for May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM or Thereafter, in the Council Chambers THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PALO ALTO DOES HEREBY FIND,DECLARE, AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. The Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989 (the “Law”), California Streets and Highways Code Sections 36500 et seq., authorizes the City Council to levy an assessment against businesses within a parking and business improvement area which is in addition to any assessments, fees, charges, or taxes imposed in the City. SECTION 2. Pursuant to the Law, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 4819 establishing the Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District (the “District”) in the City of Palo Alto. SECTION 3. The City Council, by Resolution No. 8416, appointed the Board of Directors of the Palo Alto Downtown Business & Professional Association, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, to serve as the Advisory Board for the District (the “Advisory Board”). SECTION 4. In accordance with Section 36533 of the law, the Advisory Board prepared and filed with the City Clerk a report entitled “Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District, Annual Report 2014-2015” (the “Report”). The City Council hereby preliminarily approves the report. SECTION 5. The boundaries of the District are within the City limits of the City of Palo Alto (the “City”) and encompass the greater downtown area of the City, generally extending from El Camino Real to the East, Webster Street to the West, Lytton Avenue to the North and Addison Avenue to the South (east of Emerson Street, the boundaries extend only to Forest Avenue to the South). Reference is hereby made to the map of the District attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference for a complete description of the boundaries of the District. SECTION 6. The City Council hereby declares its intention, in addition to any assessments, fees, charges or taxes imposed by the City, to levy and collect an assessment against businesses within the District for fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015). Such assessment is not proposed to increase from the assessment levied and collected for the prior fiscal year. The method and basis of levying the assessment is set forth in Exhibit “B” attached hereto, and incorporated herein by reference. SECTION 7. The types of improvements to be funded by the levy of an assessment against businesses within the District are the acquisition, construction, installation or maintenance of any tangible property with an estimated useful life of five years or more. The types of activities to be funded by the levy of an assessment against businesses within the District are the promotion of public events which benefit businesses in the area and which take place on or in public places within the District; the furnishing of music in any public place in the District; and activities which benefit businesses located and operating in the District.

businesses within the District for fiscal year 2015 as follows: TIME: 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter DATE: Monday, May 12, 2014 PLACE: City Council Chambers 250 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301 At the public hearing, the testimony of all interested persons regarding the levy of an assessment against businesses within the District for fiscal year 2015 shall be heard. A protest may be made orally or in writing by any interested person. Any protest pertaining to the regularity or sufficiency of the proceedings must be in writing and shall clearly set forth the irregularity or defect to which the objection is made. Every written protest must be filed with the City Clerk at or before the time fixed for the public hearing. The City Council may waive any irregularity in the form or content of any written protest and at the public hearing may correct minor defects in the proceedings. A written protest may be withdrawn in writing at any time before the conclusion of the public hearing. Each written protest must contain a description of the business in which the person subscribing the protest is interested sufficient to identify the business and, if a person subscribing is not shown on the official records of the City as the owner of the business, the protest shall contain or be accompanied by written evidence that the person subscribing is the owner of the business. A written protest which does not comply with the requirements set forth in this paragraph will not be counted in determining a majority protest (as defined below). If, at the conclusion of the public hearing, written protests are received from the owners of businesses in the District which will pay 50 percent or more of the assessments proposed to be levied and protests are not withdrawn so as to reduce the protests to less than 50 percent (i.e., there is a majority protest), no further proceedings to levy the proposed assessment, as contained in this resolution of intention, shall be taken for a period of one year from the date of the finding of a majority protest by the City Council.

Exhibit “B”

Downtown Palo Alto Business Improvement District, Annual BID Assessments ZONE A


If the majority protest is only against the furnishing of a specified type or types of improvement or activity within the District, those types of improvements or activities shall be eliminated. SECTION 10. For a full and detailed description of the improvements and activities to be provided for fiscal year 2015, the boundaries of the District and the proposed assessments to be levied against the businesses within the District for fiscal year 2015, reference is hereby made to the Report of the Advisory Board. The Report is on file with the City Clerk and open to public inspection. SECTION 11. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to provide notice of the public hearing in accordance with law. SECTION 12. The Council finds that the adoption of this resolution does not meet the definition of a project under Section 21065 of the California Environmental Quality Act and, therefore, no environmental impact assessment is necessary.

SECTION 8. New businesses established in the District after the beginning of any fiscal year shall be exempt from the levy of the assessment for that fiscal year. In addition, non-profit organizations, newspapers and professional “single-person businesses,” defined as those businesses which have 25% or less full time equivalent employees, including the business owner, shall be exempt from the assessment. SECTION 9. The City Council hereby fixes the time and place for a public hearing on the proposed levy of an assessment against

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Note 1: For retail, restaurant, service, and professional businesses, size will be determined by number of employees either full-time or equivalent (FTE) made up of multiples of part-time employees. A full FTE equals approximately 2000 hours annually. Lodging facilities will be charged by number of rooms available and financial institutions will be charged a flat fee. Note 2: Second floor (and higher) businesses located within Zone A, will be assessed the same as similar street-level businesses located within Zone B. Note 3: Assessment amounts are rounded to the nearest ten dollars. The minimum assessment will be $50.00.

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The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley serves macadamia nut pancakes with toasted coconut shavings and cream.

Brunch at The Annex St. Michael’s Alley fills a mid-morning niche in Palo Alto by Sheila Himmel eople who love brunch complain that Palo Alto doesn’t have it. The one shining light is St. Michael’s Alley, proudly serving hearty and sophisticated California favorites on Saturdays and Sundays since 1993. On regular weekends, reservations aren’t accepted. You show up and wait — up to an hour on Sundays, which has prompted some regulars to switch their allegiance to Saturday. But for the annual brunch-oriented holidays, diners can — and must — make reservations. As we all know, the mother of all brunch holidays is May 11. Easter and Mother’s Day feature fixed-priced menus with mimosas, as well as seating in both the five-year-old restaurant on Homer Avenue and the 55-year-old cafe, former bakery and waiting room on Emerson Street. Jenny Youll and Mike Sabina bought the restaurant from founder Vernon Gates 21 years ago. They bring degrees in economics, psychology and mechanical engineering to the table — and all have proved essential. “With three degrees, we have the basics for running a restaurant,” Sabina said. It was the usual story: Easterners come west to Palo Alto to attend Stanford University and never turn back. Buying was sup-

posed to be a short-term project, meant to feed Youll’s love of baking. Now they have two children and 37 employees, mostly longterm. The average length of service is a dozen years. Family brunch has long been central to St. Mike’s mission, starting with Youll’s pancakes and evolving into lunch fare and later hours. When they expanded into the two converted condos on Homer Avenue, the plan was to add brunch when time and energy allowed. So far, they haven’t. Brunch is still a weekends-only thing, served at “The Annex” on Emerson Street, with the exception of Easter and Mother’s Day, when brunch is served at the Homer Avenue location, as well. As diners will hear, children are


welcome. Tables are topped with wire baskets containing condiments and crayons, as well as white butcher paper — the better for drawing. Walls are brightened with large, food-oriented nature photographs featuring shallots, potatoes and perhaps a friendly cow. Remnants of olden days include the bar, where four people can sit, and the grandmother-evoking chandeliers. Pastries rotate between multiple varieties of scones, morning-glory muffins, cinnamon rolls and other heavy-duty favorites from the early ’70s bakery. Generous champagne flutes ($6.75) contain soothing mimosas and Cape Codders (cranberry juice and champagne). Brunch (continued on next page)

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING of the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board (ARB) 8:30 A.M., Thursday, May 15, 2014, Palo Alto Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue. Plans may be reviewed at the Development Center at 285 Hamilton Avenue or online at: http://www.cityofpaloalto. org/planningprojects; contact Diana Tamale for additional information during business hours at 650.329.2144. 1213 Newell Road [14PLN-00142]: Request by the City of Palo Alto Public Works Department for Architectural Review of signage, including requests for Sign Exceptions, for placement at the Main Library and Art Center facilities located in the Public Facilities (PF) zone district. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act per section 15301 Existing Facilities. 4146 El Camino Real [14PLN-00099]: Request by The Hayes Group, on behalf of Su Chen Juan and Chung Chiun Jan, for a Preliminary Architectural Review of a new three-story multi-family residential condominium building with one level of below grade parking. Zone District: RM-15. Environmental Assessment: Preliminary Architectural Reviews are exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act.


Amy French Chief Planning Official

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in the form of creamy avocado slices, black beans, salsa, sour cream and those great potatoes. Brunch is a challenge for vegans, but vegetarians can run wild and gluten-free items are highlighted. The Annex seats 50 people inside, 10 or so outside. At nonbrunch times it is used a lot for private parties, from company events to 70th birthday celebrations. Mike Sabina sums it up: “Most of our customers are regulars.” N The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley Lunch & Dinner: 140 Homer Ave. Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 806 Emerson St. Palo Alto 650-326-2530 Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ,iÃiÀÛ>̈œ˜Ã




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COMMUNAL DINING AT GARDEN COURT ... A unique, once-amonth dining experience was quietly launched in March and has quickly become a talkedabout event, particularly for Bay Area foodies. It takes place on the third Thursday of the month at Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Called “520 Chef’s Table,” the dining event is held at one long table that can seat a maximum of 30 people. “We purposely wanted to keep it small so that it remains an intimate event,” said Barbara Gross, Garden Court Hotel’s general manager. The idea for a Chef’s Table began last summer when the hotel hired classically trained chef Clive Berkman for its catering service (the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant). “We wanted to give people in the community an opportunity to experience what the chef had to offer,” Gross said, and the 520 Chef’s Table came to fruition. Berkman prepares a fourto five-course meal for diners and each course consists of three items. “I suggest that diners eat them from right to left, and that order is based on temperature, taste, then texture,” Berkman said, adding that if guests have trouble remembering if it’s right to left or left to right, “I tell them that Hebrew is read from right to left and to think of that as they eat.” Passionate about the local food movement, Berkman said: “The dining experience truly pays homage to the San Francisco Bay Area’s small farmers.” Menlo Park resident Gwen Books has been to the sold-out dinners and is a fan. “There is really no other place in town that does anything like this,” she said, describing the atmosphere as intimate. “It’s not in a restaurant so you don’t have to shout to talk to people. There is music playing and flowers everywhere. And the placemats have the menu printed on them, so you know what is coming next.” The chef talks to the group and explains how the different foods were prepared, the unusual combinations, and the order in which to eat them. “It’s folksy in the sense that we’re all sitting at a communal table but elegant because everyone is dressed up,” Books said. Cost for the dinner? $109 without drinks and $129 with drinks. EDGEWOOD PLAZA GETS NEW SHOPS ... Major construction continues at Edgewood Plaza at 2080 Channing Ave. in Palo Alto, near Embarcadero Road. Supercuts and Blu-White Cleaners, which has two other locations

in Palo Alto, will be the next two shops to move into Edgewood to join the existing tenants The Fresh Market and Chase Bank. Although sources close to Edgewood say that a coffee shop or casual restaurant will be the next announced tenant, nothing further is finalized yet. The Fresh Market, meanwhile, is gearing up for its annual “Hope Floats” sidewalk sale on May 16-18, offering hot dogs, root beer floats, and ice cream sundaes for $2 each. Proceeds from the three-day event benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser. “The Fresh Market remains dedicated to our partnership with JDRF to raise awareness and critically needed funds for research related to type 1 diabetes,” said Craig Carlock, President/CEO of The Fresh Market. LYFE KITCHEN NAMED TO ELITE LIST ... A shout-out to Lyfe Kitchen, the healthy, fast-food

restaurant at 167 Hamilton Ave. It was named last month by entertainment website as one of the “12 Small Chains That Might Someday Dominate The World.” Lyfe’s first-ever restaurant opened in Palo Alto in October 2011. It has grown to four locations, with six more scheduled to open soon. N

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Meet the Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Author of “We Need New Names”

Bay Area’s popular event for new and expectant families!

“...the freshest voice yet to spring from the fertile imaginations of talented young writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi and Dinaw mengestu, who explore the African dispora in America.”


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Wednesday, June 4 | 7-8pm Lucie Stern Community Center Fireside Room 1305 Middlefield Rd.

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bike rides in the Philippines and Balinese forests and hikes in national parks. The videos are synchronized with a variety of realistic sensory embellishments: speeding along as one pedals faster or slower; the feel of pedals working harder as one climbs uphill; fan-generated wind that increases in concert with movement; lighting that reflects the dappling of sun through trees or the pink glow of a brilliant sunset. A heat lamp brings a warm day at the beach indoors as crashing waves and the cries of seagulls fill the room with sounds from the sea. Virtual environments can help reduce depression, said Kelly Lowen, a Stanford mechanical engineering graduate student who is on the SUSIE team. They improve quality of life for persons who are confined indoors due to physical, mental or weather conditions, she said. While visiting care facilities, the team noticed that residents who could roam freely in outdoor spaces were more positive about life. But patients who resided in facilities without outdoor environments became depressed, she said. Although they represent only 13 percent of the population, seniors account for 20 percent of all suicides in the U.S., she added. “Depression affects nearly 15 percent of the elderly population,” she said. “In many cases, depression is not recognized or treated, so this number is likely much

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Sat. May 10 Palo Alto Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market Opens! 8am-12noon on Gilman St. Mon. May 12 Skin Cancer Screening 11am-12pm @Avenidas Call (650) 289-5400 to register. Free. Tues. May 13 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intimacy & Healthy Sexualityâ&#x20AC;? 11am-12pm @Avenidas Call (650) 289-5400 to register. Free. Wed. May 14 Chess Club 1pm @Avenidas. Free. Drop-in.

Tues. May 20 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flying Soloâ&#x20AC;? workshop 3-4:30pm @ Avenidas Call (650) 289-5400 to schedule. Free. Wed. May 21 Reiki appointments 9am-12noon @ Avenidas Call (650) 289-5400 to schedule. $30/$35. Thurs. May 22 Improve Your Flexibility Workshop 11am-12pm @Avenidas. Call (650) 289-5400 to register. $20/$30. Fri. May 23 Non-scary Duplicate Bridge games 1-4pm @Avenidas $2/$3.

Thurs. May 15 Computer & Internet Safety 2pm @ Avenidas Call (650) 289-5400 to schedule. Free. Fri. May 16 Private spinal exam & stretching 1-2pm. Call (650) 289-5400 to schedule. $25/$35 Sunday May 18 Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement 2014 Garden Party 3-5pm. Call (650) 289-5435 for tickets. $75. Mon. May 19 Senior Adults Legal Assistance 10am-12pm @Avenidas By appointment only. Call (650) 289-5400 to schedule. Free.

Tues. May 27 Coffee Chat at Avenidas Village Learn about aging-in-place while enjoying a free cup of coffee and conversation. 2pm. RSVP to (650) 289-5405. Wed. May 28 Mindful Meditation 2-3pm @Avenidas. Free. Thurs. May 29 Coping with End of Life Issues 7-8:30pm @ Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View (270 Escuela Avenue) RSVP to (650) 289-5498. Free. Fri May 30 Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Exercise Program 3:30-4:30pm @ Avenidas Pre-register at (650) 289-5400. Free.

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GENERATIONAL SHOWDOWN ... Paul Taylor, author of “The Next America: Boomers, Millenials and the Looming Generational Showdown,” will speak in a free public lecture at Stanford University on Wednesday, May 14. Taylor, a former reporter for the Washington Post, is executive vice-president of the Pew Research Center where he oversees demographic, social and generational research. The lecture and a book signing will begin at 4 p.m. in Stanford’s Bechtel Conference Center, 616 Serra St. For more information, go to taylor or contact Rebecca Broome at

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or advisors to assure a successful outcome LIVING STRONG ... On May 13, trainers at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center’s Goldman Fitness Center kick off a 12-week small group training program for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The goal is to help patients build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Another goal is to help participants in developing their own physical fitness programs. Participants must commit to attending all classes, answer health questions and give permission for trainers to call their physician when necessary. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m. from May 13 to July 31. For more information contact Bonnie McLaughlin at or at 650-223-8719. SKIN CANCER SCREENING ... Palo Alto Medical Foundation dermatologist Roger Lee will be available to check moles, sun-exposed areas and other spots of concern for people age 50 and up from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 12, in a free monthly screening at Avenidas. Call 650-289-5400 or stop by the front desk to register. AT THE MOVIES ... Watch the historical documentary on the remarkable story of Chiune Sugihara and the Jewish refugees he helped save in “Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness” at the United Nations Association Film Festival for Seniors. The free screening is Monday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Avenidas. Also showing this month, at Avenidas’ Thursday Movie Club, are the 2008 Clint Eastwood drama Gran Torino on May 8 at 1:30 p.m.; the 2010 American action comedy RED on May 15 at 1:30 p.m.; the 2013 biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on May 22 at 1:30 p.m.; and the 2012 BritishGerman comedy drama Unfinished Song on May 29 at 1:30 p.m. Movie club is free for Avenidas members, $2 for nonmembers.

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greater. This seemingly subtle issue has significant impact. It has been linked by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation to dementia, stroke, cancer and other illness.” Distracting seniors through fun activities was among the most effective solutions Lowen saw for depression within the senior facilities. The success of mini-

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Items for Senior Focus may be emailed to Palo Alto Weekly Staff Writer Chris Kenrick at mizing depression was related to the quality of the distractions, she said. The best way to address depression would be to restore independence and bring back lost hobbies, the team concluded. Walking is a popular hobby for many seniors, she said. “Seniors often use walks as a way to engage socially with friends and family. Unfortunately, for many seniors this hobby is not available. Many Americans experience extremely rainy or snowy weather that confines them indoors,” she said. Frye, a retired physicist, had biked to his job at Lockheed Research Lab on a daily basis for 35 years, and he misses those rides, he said. The SUSIE experience allowed him to feel the joy of riding again. “I liked the reality of it. It was so big that you really felt you were in it,” he said. He had only one quibble: finding enough large walls to accommodate the projections could be challenging, he said. The feedback from seniors has been positive, Lowen said. But some said they would like videos where they could feel they are among people or in more urban settings. In the future it could be possible for friends and family to log on and take walks in the virtual outdoors together, said teammate Albert Wu, a material sciences and engineering major. Early on, he looked at developing avatars — digital representations of people — that could walk together. “But that involves a lot of very complicated computer graphics,” he said. Smelling the ocean or the perfume of flowers probably won’t be part of the experience, however. Scents could trigger allergies, Lowen said. They also found virtual-reality goggles were too heavy. Some seniors with balance or cognitive issues could become disoriented, she said. The project prototype will wrap up in June, when the team will hold a demonstration with other student projects. Panasonic USA is working with the team and is pondering all kinds of features and applications, said Jerry Kurtze, Cupertino-based director of new business development and innovation for the company. If the SUSIE project gets the corporate green light, it could become a reality within two to three years, he said. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@

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t’s hard to imagine high schools of today without college advisers. But at one point, they didn’t exist in that same capacity. And at Palo Alto High School, they didn’t until Jean Dawes came along and in 1979 helped to jump-start the school’s college-counseling program. Dawes, a longtime presence in the Palo Alto education world as well as the city’s fair- and affordable-housing spheres, came to Palo Alto with her husband, Dexter, in 1963. The couple lived in an apartment on Middlefield Road with their eldest son. Though she had graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a teaching degree and spent a few post-college years teaching elementary school, she said her early years in Palo Alto were dedicated to raising her children (the couple eventually had two more sons). “At that time, most women didn’t really have careers,” she said. “You either were teaching school or you were a secretary. Of course there were some who did (have careers), but for the most part, we were all pretty much stay-at-home moms and pretty bored as a result.” Searching for stimulation, Dawes joined the League of Women Voters and got involved with its fair-housing campaigns. She helped the league coordinate housing studies and also later served as president of the MidPeninsula Citizens for Fair Hous-

ing board. “I just felt that it was unfair that people were being discriminated against in their ability to purchase housing in different neighborhoods, so I joined a cause,” she said. In 1985, she joined the board of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation and in 2013 was deeply involved in its Measure D campaign. Dawes also follwed her interest in education as her sons went through local schools. She worked as an aid for numerous years at Walter Hays Elementary School and in the English department at Jordan Middle School. She also served as president of the Jordan PTA. Prior to joining Paly, she and another woman started College Admissions Advisors, a private college-counseling company. She said counseling local students privately for a profit was never as satisfying as working for the high school, which she did from 1979 to 1999. “I just got into that hammer and tongs, working hard on that program and developing it,” she said. Though college admissions are a different, much more competitive beast today, she said she still believes the process is “inappropriate for someone who’s 17 or 18 ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ{ή

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Maddy Stein, Jay Thorwaldson and Carolyn Tucher. Collectively, their professional and volunteer work has provided key support to students, nonprofits, the environment and those in need in Palo Alto and surrounding communities. Read on for each of their stories and their inspiration to do more than the expected. In their honor, a garden party at a local home will be held on May 18, sponsored by Avenidas, the Palo Alto Weekly and Tickets to this public event cost $75 each, with proceeds to benefit a number of programs offered by Avenidas for older adults throughout the area. Tickets and information are available by calling Avenidas at 650-289-5445 or visiting its website, N — Sam Sciolla

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here is only so much time in a day. For many people, the clock hands spin away while they’re on the job, doing chores and putting food on the kitchen table, leaving only a moment or two to relax before bed. Yet six local individuals — the recipients of this year’s Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honors — have regularly found minutes, even hours, to think beyond themselves and use their knowledge and skills to make others’ lives healthier, happier and more fulfilling. Each year the Palo Alto nonprofit Avenidas selects a handful of adults age 65 and older who have remained deeply engaged in the community throughout their lives. This year’s honorees are Jean Dawes, Greg Gallo, Isaac and

Honoree Jean Dawes shows the garden of her Palo Alto home in April, where she has lived for more than 41 years.

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rich, where they became among the first 10 employees. Even then, he knew he wanted to apply his skills as an attorney to helping the community, not just his corporate clients. He also knew that he wanted to deal directly with decision makers, not general counsels on the low tiers of a giant bureaucracy. “One of the reasons I really came to Palo Alto was because I didn’t want to be just a lawyer, working on contracts,” Gallo told the Weekly. “I wanted to help people running their enterprises be successful.” Shortly after he moved to Silicon Valley, someone suggested that he volunteer on the board of American Red Cross, Palo Alto Chapter. So he did. “I found very quickly that the things I did every day for small companies had many similarities with nonprofits,” Gallo said. “The work of senior executives, particularly the executive director, and how they manage budgets is very important.” American Red Cross was just the beginning. Since the late 1970s, he has volunteered with Planned Parenthood and later the Senior Services Center, which ultimately became Avenidas. He served on boards, advised top executives and met people who encouraged him to join other boards. All along the way, he took it upon himself to transfer knowledge from the corporate side of his life to the nonprofit world. Gallo said he is particularly proud of the 2006 merger between the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, where he served on the board, and the Peninsula Community Foundation. With his assistance, the two mid-sized foundations joined forces to become the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which has evolved into a philanthropic giant with nearly $3 billion in assets. ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ{ή


s one of Silicon Valley’s most acclaimed merger maestros, attorney Greg Gallo knows all about shepherding startups from their risky embryo days to corporate stardom. But it’s not his work with clients like Steve Jobs or 3Com that has garnered Gallo a Lifetime of Achievement award this year but his decades of commitment to the nonprofit community, including organizations that serve seniors, children and low-income families. The affable Wisconsin native, who is a partner at DLA Piper, gets routine recognition by national publications as one of the nation’s top dealmakers. He helped organize Pixar in its early days, before it went public, and has lectured at Stanford and Berkeley business schools. But while dealing with startups and global corporations is his day job, Gallo is at least as proud of a merger he helped spearhead in 2006, a deal that created the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. It’s fitting that mergers are Gallo’s specialty. Even as Bay Area’s income gap expands, sparking animosity between the growing swell of millionaires at the very top and the priced-out service workers at the bottom, Gallo seamlessly toggles between the worlds of corporate finance and nonprofits. From his perspective, the two worlds have much in common, each requiring understanding of a myriad of legal, personnel and financial issues. “For me, the similarities are bigger than the differences,” Gallo said. “What you’re really doing, in both cases, is helping the managers make their organizations successful.” Gallo learned about these similarities in the early 1970s, when he arrived in Palo Alto with his wife, Penny, also an attorney, after a stint in Washington, D.C., to join the newly formed law firm of Ware & Freiden-

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mong the many theories of community service and philanthropy, Isaac and Maddy Stein subscribe to the simplest one: “Just do it.” “You learn so much by just jumping in and being part of something,” Maddy Stein said. In their 45 years of marriage and nearly as many years of living in the Palo Alto area, the couple’s commitments have ranged from volunteering in their kids’ elementary school to chairing the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Rather than any grand plan, their winding path of civic and professional engagements has reflected their circumstances and acquaintances as they went along: Co-honorees Madeleine “Maddy” and Isaac Stein visit the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in April. Maddy co-led fundraising drives to finance the restoration of the house and gardens there. ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÞÊÓ]ÊÓä£{ÊU Page 41

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n his youth, Jay Thorwaldson was once thrown to the ground by an unruly pony on the family property in Los Gatos. His mother rushed to him, but instead of the coos of consolation he expected, he remembers her chiding him: “When you get bucked off, get right back on.”

That’s just one of many anecdotes the gregarious Thorwaldson, now 74, drops into conversation. He has one story about a dinner in Milpitas with Black Panther activists, who suspected (rightfully, it turns out) they were being framed by the FBI; another about his first “newspaper war,”

which he fought from the sweaty office of the Merced Sun-Star newspaper; and another still about his editorial attacking the strategy of local conservationists, which inspired the birth of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Mention one of these events and he’ll launch into a tale full of vivid characters and comic detail — and soon it will be an hour or two later. It’s difficult not to be captivated by Thorwaldson, the former Palo Alto Weekly editor who said he has literally “watched the valley fill up” with development since he was a child. His stories display his deep love and attachment to the area, feelings


Honoree Jay Thorwaldson enjoys the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, part of the land owned by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, in late April. An editorial written by Thorwaldson while at the Palo Alto Times led to the creation of the district.

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When Maddy had to strip the children’s bedrooms for the third time after they came home from school with lice, she thought, “There’s got to be a better way,” and helped to organize preventive, school-wide “lice checks” after vacations. Later, a Stanford president’s request for Isaac’s help with a short-term project sparked his more than two decades of high-level involvement with the university, including chairing the Stanford Hospital board and two separate stints on the university’s Board of Trustees. “Stanford has made an enormous difference in my life and the lives of many others,” said Isaac, whose own parents had to drop out of school and get jobs to make ends meet. “I had a happy childhood and a good education, but it made me realize the importance of places like Stanford.” Maddy Johnson and Isaac Stein were both 21 when they married on the East Coast immediately after college graduation and set out by car the same day for Stanford, where Isaac was to attend law and business school. Her Catholic family and his Jewish family had been less than delighted about the match — “they were products of their experience,” said Isaac — making the move

to California even more attractive. Maddy recalls the two-week, cross-country drive as eye opening. “Isaac had grown up on Long Island and I in New Jersey, and we were very New York-centric,” she said. They found a $150-a-month rental in East Palo Alto. Maddy got work at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Isaac supplemented their income with a job changing light bulbs in the Chemistry Department. Soon after, Isaac got a higherpaying job through a professor, allowing Maddy the freedom to enroll and earn a Stanford master’s degree in education. She taught kindergarten and first grade in East Palo Alto’s Ravenswood school district for four years — through her first pregnancy — spending summers working in the Head Start preschool program. Around that time, East Palo Altans were thinking of renaming their community Nairobi, and Maddy Stein got the idea of making dashikis as a class project. “I’ve never been able to sew, but I sewed them up (out of sheets) and we tie-dyed them together,” she said. “Somehow we got it all cleaned up. We wore them for the spring production — it was wonderful.” Armed with degrees in law and business, Isaac joined a San Francisco law firm, embarking on a career that included senior positions in fields as varied as law, electronics, hotels, retail, life-sciences and investing. At 32, he became chief financial officer and general counsel of Raychem, then a

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Menlo Park-based Fortune 500 company. A long association with biotech entrepreneur Alejandro Zaffaroni led him to board positions with the pharmaceutical company Alza and other life sciences firms. He was even CEO of the clothing company Esprit de Corp for a brief time in the early 1990s. “What I always say is, if you have a business career like I’ve had and it works, you’re called a Renaissance man, and if it doesn’t work you’re called a dilettante. And the line between the two is very thin,” Isaac said. Said his wife: “He’s always been a great multi-tasker.” Both Steins served, sequentially, on the board of the Children’s Health Council. Maddy Stein chaired the site council of their son and daughter’s elementary school and fundraised for the school. Around the same time she co-led two community fundraising drives to restore the house and gardens at the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, which was then proposed as a site for senior housing. “The debate was quite acrimonious,” she recalled. “People then as now were very passionate about their beliefs.” At night, after the kids were in bed, she would prepare her arguments about why the gardens should be saved. “I’m very proud of that,” she said. “I always had this idea that I’d like to walk through Gamble gardens with my grandchildren, and last fall we went to Community Day with all four grandchildren. They were digging for worms, and the fire truck

that have led him to a life of service to the community, both as a journalist and an active citizen. This body of work will be recognized at a garden party reception this month, where Thorwaldson will receive an Avenidas Lifetime of Achievement award. In his Los Gatos childhood, Thorwaldson was not exactly the model student (he often skipped class), but once introduced to journalism, he took it up with gusto and soon became editor of his high school newspaper. Determined to tackle issues of substance, he addressed teen suicide in his very first editorial. As a career journalist, he continued to find and write about burning issues in his community, whether it was through a San Jose State University editorial about a lack of support for foreign students or investigative reporting for the Palo Alto Times on a neo-Nazi terror group operating out of Palo Alto in the late ’60s. During his 10-year stint as editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, the newspaper sued the City of Palo Alto twice for the release of public records, both times with success. Thorwaldson, though, appreciated many aspects of journalism, not the least welcoming new blood into the field. During his 15 years at the Palo Alto Times (later the Peninsula Times Tribune), he remembers fondly how new interns would shadow him for two weeks on his assignments. “It’s a wonderful profession,” he said, adding that it certainly isn’t lucrative. “But there’s a lot of riches, experiences you’ll never get anywhere else.” Starting in the early ’70s, he taught newspaper-article writing for about five years to communication students at Stanford University, where he encouraged them to create flawless, “stainless-steel writing.” (To students’ dismay, anything less would earn them a B or lower.) He has also lectured on a variety of subjects, including ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

was there. It was very joyful.” Isaac Stein, who had joined the Stanford Hospital board in the late 1980s, was tapped by newly named Stanford President Gerhard Casper in the early ’90s to help analyze the governance structure of the medical center. He became president of the hospital board as well as a trustee of the university in 1994, continuing in both roles for many years. His chairmanship of the brief, ill-fated merger of Stanford and UCSF health care centers in the late ’90s means he still gets invited regularly to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to participate in “case study” discussions with students about what happened. After a decade as Stanford trustee, Isaac Stein took a break in 2004 but rejoined the board again in 2006, providing decades worth of institutional memory. Both Steins have served on a host of Stanford advisory and fundraising boards as well as on boards of community groups such as the Palo Alto Community Fund and the Community Breast Health Project. “We’ve followed our passions and we tend to be quite loyal,” Maddy Stein said. “We arrived in this wonderful community that had so many strong services and social support and we felt part of the community, and I like to think we’ve helped strengthen the legacy, the fabric of the community. “I think we’ve been very lucky.” N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at

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Unified School District Board of Education, including two terms as president, and served on many committees including the California School Boards Association State Legislative Committee, the State Advisory Commission on Special Education, and the State Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on the Teaching of Writing. She has also served on the boards of Leadership Midpeninsula, Adolescent Counseling Services, and Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. But she is quick to add that her achievements weren’t hers alone. “Nothing that I have done have I done myself. Maybe I got the credit, but it really wasn’t my accomplishment. It was the team,” she said. A fourth-generation Coloradan, Tucher

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affairs, Thorwaldson served on many organization boards, including ones for the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, Senior Coordinating Council (now Avenidas), Peninsula Conservation Center (now Acterra) and Adolescent Counseling Services. During his break from journalism, he also participated in a successful campaign in the early 1980s to save Redwood City’s Bair Island from a development project. In 2001, he received a Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Tall Tree award in recognition of his contributions to Palo Alto.

Now retired, he spends most of his time in Cool, California, where he perfects his lumberjack and carpentry skills in working on a house that he shares with his longtime partner, Patricia Spohn. Yet he hasn’t withdrawn entirely from Palo Alto. For the Weekly, he writes regular “Off Deadline” columns, and last month he saw his cover story “Overcoming Abuse” (March 28), about the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse, in print — his first ever at the newspaper. He often travels the about 175 miles down from the


o Carolyn Tucher, a community “is just family writ large. And the best way to accomplish that sense of community is through active volunteerism.” Tucher has had a lifetime full of achievements, for which she will be honored on May 18. Many have focused on bringing people together through education and art and on building bridges across U.S. Highway 101. To that end, she helped found Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and co-founded Cultural Kaleidoscope, a Palo Alto Art Center program that teams up children and teachers from East Palo Alto and Belle Haven with those from Palo Alto and with local artists. She spent eight years on the Palo Alto

is the daughter of a hardware-store owner. Growing up, she sold radish seeds and bailing twine, she recalled. She studied political science and history and earned a teaching credential at the University of Colorado, where she met her husband of 55 years, Tony. The couple moved to Boston after they married, where Tucher taught middle school for $4,000 a year, she said. Later, they lived in New York, where Tony worked at Bank of America. The couple moved to Palo Alto when he was transferred to the Bay Area. The move suited Tucher just fine. “I feel to the tip of my toes that I’m a westerner,” she said. While on the school board, Tucher developed a curiosity about her East Palo Alto neighbors. The district was working to accommodate the Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program, in which schools neighboring East Palo Alto’s Ravenswood City School District began accepting the district’s minority students following a 1986 desegregation-lawsuit settlement. “I was stunned to realize that I didn’t know a single person in East Palo Alto. We hadn’t talked to anyone there to find out how our actions in the Palo Alto school board would affect them,” she said. She became good friends with Myrtle Walker, a Ravenswood school board member, and that relationship cemented an ongoing commitment to a broader sense of community and equal justice between the two communities. She was asked to join the board of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, which offers legal help to low-income residents and immigrants, after helping to free Walker’s son, Rick, who had been convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. Tucher’s daughter, Alison, an attorney who is now an Alameda County Superior Court judge, had taken on the case, identified the true killer and helped free Walker after 12 years in prison. Tucher and Myrtle Walker also joined the Palo Alto Art Center board. They helped form the Cultural Kaleidoscope program to bring paid artists to schools in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, which fosters cross-cultural connections. Tucher has embraced volunteering for a variety of reasons: “First, I’m a deeply religious person, The teachings of Christ are based on love of God and of others. There’s probably a very selfish reason for giving. It’s so joyful and satisfying.” Volunteering today is much more demanding than when she started, she said. “Email had greatly changed things. People don’t hesitate to fire off angry responses,” she said. And she has some advice for people who sit on boards: “If you can’t accomplish what you came to accomplish in eight years, you may as well let somebody else try,” she said. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at

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once for the Museum of American Heritage on the “history of the word,” he said chuckling. His service to the community extended beyond things journalistic. While working for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for more than 18 years as director of public

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Sierras, sometimes humming into town on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Thinking back on his “lifetime of achievement,” he noted that he has faced quite the number of failures as well. Being bucked to the ground as a youngster might have served as a symbolic first. “It’s always been a race between achievements and failures,” Thorwaldson said. “But you can’t be afraid of failures if you’re going to achieve anything.” Editorial Assistant Sam Sciolla can be emailed at


years old.” “The pressure being put on kids ... I absolutely hate it because it says to a kid at 16, ‘You have to make a decision you’re not ready to make,’” she told the Weekly in a 1996 article titled “College entrance game gets tougher.” Mitigating the increasing cost of college has been another one of her personal campaigns — in 1995, she started working with Pursuit of Excellence, a scholarship program founded by two Palo Altans that supports local underprivileged students pursuing four-year college degrees. She’s currently mentoring 11 students, one of whom is graduating from Santa Clara University this June after seven years of schooling. “It’s just such a triumph,” she said of the student’s impending graduation. Dawes and her husband are also avid travelers who seek out many parts of the world: Mali, Belize, Africa, China, Pakistan and more. They’re currently planning their seventh trip to Africa. In what seems to be Dawes’ style, they’re taking their children and grandchildren not on a typical African safari but on a visit to an orphanage in Tanzania. N Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be emailed at

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“It’s really remarkable what has been achieved in the first seven or eight years,” Gallo said. “We had raised a lot of money and have been very active in supporting the community and other nonprofits. I just think it’s making a tremendous difference in the community.” Today, Gallo also continues to make a difference, though he now focuses more on organizations that serve low-income families. He is on the board of Ravenswood Family Health Center and was pleased to see the nonprofit raising enough money to build a new clinic, which will roughly double its capacity to serve individuals who would otherwise depend on emergency rooms for health care. He is also on the board of directors for Innovate Public Schools, an organization that focuses on improving public schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. This includes training teachers and assisting with new charter schools. “Everybody has budget issues; everyone has people issues; everyone has leadership issues,” Gallo said. “They’re the same. The only differences are the goals.” N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at

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JL Stanford Panther Marching Band Young Five’s and Preschool Family Palo Alto Children’s Library Casa dei Bambini Ravioli The Learning Center First Congo Nursery School Jordan Marching Jaguars Girl Scout Daisy Troop 60016 and Girl Scout Brownie Troop 60068 Girls’ Middle School Heffalump Preschool Edgewood House School Cub Scout Packs 66 & 627 Blossom Birth Services “Blossom” Palo Alto Community Child Care Stilt Walker Children and Family Services, Abilities United Addison Elementary School The Children’s Preschool Center

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Palo Alto Humane Society Hula Hoop Entertainer Walter Hays Elementary School Palo Alto Children’s Theatre Zero Waste Hope Technology School Hoover Elementary School Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band German American School of Palo Alto All Star Kung Fu International School of the Peninsula United Studios of Self Defense JL Stanford’s Electric Moose, Terman Tigers and Jordan Electric Vehicles Henry M. Gunn High School Marching Band Palo Alto Fire Department Green Machine Street Sweeper

Don’t forget to visit our many restaurants/coffee shops/stores before or after the parade.

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For more information about these camps, see our online directory of camps at To advertise in this weekly directory, call: 650-326-8210 Summer at Saint Francis

Athletics Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps


Alan Margot’s Tennis Camps provide an enjoyable way for your child to begin learning the game of tennis or to continue developing existing skills. Our approach is to create lots of fun with positive feedback and reinforcement in a nuturing tennis environment. Building self-esteem and confidence through enjoyment on the tennis court is a wonderful gift a child can keep forever! Super Juniors Camps, ages 4-6; Juniors Camps, ages 6-14. 650.400.0464

City of Mountain View Swim Lessons

Mountain View

Rengstorff and Eagle Park Pools We offer swim lessons for ages 6 months to 14 years. Following the American Red Cross swim lesson program, students are divided into one of the 11 different levels taught by a certified instructor. Rengstorff Park Pool, 201 S Rengstorff Ave and Eagle Park Pool, 650 Franklin St. 650.903.6331

Club Rec Juniors & Seniors

Mountain View

Club Rec Juniors and Seniors is open for youth 6-11 years old.These traditional day camps are filled with fun theme weeks, weekly trips, swimming, games, crafts and more! Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue 650.903.6331

Nike Tennis Camps

Stanford University

Weekly overnight and day camps offered throughout June, July and August for boys & girls ages 6-18. Options for all ability levels, great Nike prizes and camp t-shirt. Adult weekend clinics offered in June and August. Come join the fun and GET BETTER THIS SUMMER! 1.800.NIKE.CAMP (645.3226)

Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club

Menlo Park/Palo Alto

In our 7th year, a community club with close ties to the schools we offer volleyball camps for girls, grades 3 - 12. From basics for beginners to advanced techniques for High School. Located at Arrillaga Family Gym (MP). Brush up on skills, get ready for school tryouts.

The Sacred Heart Sports Camp


Mountain View

Advanced Sports Camps (5th-9th grades): We offer a wide selection of advanced sports camp designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve both their skills and knowledge of a specific sport. Each camp is run by a Head Varsity Coach at Saint Francis, and is staffed by members of the coaching staff. 650.968.1213 x650

Arts, Culture, Other Camps Camp Boogaloo & Camp Zoom

Mountain View

These new Summer Day Camps are sure to keep your kids busy! Camp Boogaloo, open to youth 6-11 years old, will be held at Castro Park, 505 Escuela Ave. Camp Zoom, open to youth 9-12 years old, will be held at Crittenden Athletic Field, 1500 Middlefield Road. Both of these traditional day camps are filled with fun theme weeks, weekly trips, swimming, games, crafts and more! 650.903.6331

Castilleja Summer Camp

Palo Alto

Castilleja Summer Day Camp offers a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama, and music classes each day and weekly field trips. 650.328.3160

City of Mountain View

Mountain View

Recreation Division Discover fun with us this summer through the many programs available with the City of Mountain View Recreation Division. From sports to traditional day camps, to cooking camps, dance camps and art camps... we have it all! Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue 650.903.6331

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

Mountain View

50+ creative camps for Grades K-8! Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Musical Theater, School of Rock, Digital Arts, more! Oneand two-week sessions; full and half-day enrollment. Extended care available. Financial aid offered. 650.917.6800 ext. 0

powered by Hi-Five Sports Club Hi-Five Sports is thrilled to present our third multi-sport competitive summer camp to the San Francisco Bay Area! Through experienced, passionate, and patient coaching, we believe the timeless lessons that only sports can teach with stay with the kids for the rest of their lives. camp/bayarea_camp_summer_camp_atherton/ 650.362.4975

Deer Hollow Farm Wilderness Camps

Spartans Sports Camp

Exciting activities for kindergarteners through teens include swimming, field trips, sports and more. Enroll your child in traditional or special focus camps like Computer Animation, Baking, Urban Art & Murals, Outdoor Exploration and many others! 650.223.8622

Mountain View

Spartans Sports Camp offers multi-sport, week-long sessions for boys and girls in grades 2-6 as well as sport-specific sessions for grades 5-9. There are also strength and conditioning camps for grades 6-12. New this year are cheerleading camps for grades Pre-K - 8. Camps begin June 9th and run weekly through August 1st at Mountain View High School. The camp is run by MVHS coaches and student-athletes and all proceeds benefit the MVHS Athletic Department. Lunch and extended care are available for your convenience. Register today! www. 650.479.5906

Stanford Baseball Camps


Stanford Baseball Camps have gained national recognition as the some of the finest in the country. These camps are designed to be valuable and beneficial for a wide range of age groups and skill sets. From the novice 7 year-old, to the Division 1, professionally skilled high school player, you will find a camp that fulfills your needs. 650.723.4528

Stanford Water Polo


Ages 7 and up. New to sport or have experience, we have a camp for you. Half day or fully day option for boys and girls. All the camps offer fundamental skill work, scrimmages and games. 650.725.9016

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Sports & Activity Camp (ages 6-12): This all-sports camp provides group instruction in a variety of field, water and court games. Saint Francis faculty and students staff the camp, and the focus is always on fun. The program is dedicated to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship and positive self-esteem. After camp care and swim lessions available. 650.968.1213 x650

Summer Sports Camp@SportsHouse

Redwood City

All sports camp for kids ages 6-13 at SportsHouse from June 16 - August 15. Full day of fun, all summer long. Lunch included. After camp care optional. 650.362.4100

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

Children ages 6-14 can meet the livestock, help with farm chores, explore a wilderness preserve and have fun with crafts, songs and games. Older campers conclude the week with a sleepover at the Farm. Near the intersection of Hwy 85 and Hwy 280 650.903.6331

J-Camp Oshman Family JCC

Palo Alto

Palo Alto Community Child Care (PACCC)

Palo Alto

PACCC summer camps offer campers, grades 1st to 6th, a wide variety of fun opportunities! Neighborhood Adventure Fun and Ultimate Adventure Fun for the more active and on-the-go campers! New this year: Sports Adventure Camp, JV for the younger athletes and Varsity for the older sports enthusiasts! We introduce FAME - Fine arts, Music and Entertainment -- a 4-week opportunity for the artists. Returning is Operation Chef for out of this world cooking fun! Swimming twice per week, periodic field trips, special visitors and many engaging camp activities, songs and skits round out the fun offerings of PACCC Summer Camps! Open to campers from all communities! Come join the fun in Palo Alto! Register online. 650.493.2361

TechKnowHow® Computer and LEGO® Summer Camp

Palo Alto Menlo Park/Sunnyvale

Fun and enriching technology classes for students, ages 5-16. Courses include LEGO® projects with motors, K’NEX®, NXT® Robotics, Arduino™, iPad® Movie Making and Game Design. Classes feature high-interest, ageappropriate projects which teach technology and science skills. Half and Full day options. Early bird and multiple week discounts are also available.

YMCA of Silicon Valley What makes Y camps different?



We believe every child deserves the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Y campers experience the outdoors, make new friends and have healthy fun in a safe, nurturing environment. They become more confident and grow as individuals, and they learn value in helping others. We offer day, overnight, teen leadership and family camps. Financial assistance is available. Get your summer camp guide at camp 408.351.6400

Academics Early Learning Write Now! Summer Writing Camps

Palo Alto/ Pleasanton

Emerson School of Palo Alto and Hacienda School of Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Presentation Techniques, and (new) test-taking skills. Call or visit our site for details. 650.424.1267; 925.485.5750

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills

Two Six-Week Summer Sessions beginning June 10. These sessions are perfect for university students returning from summer break who need to pick up a class and high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who want to get an early start. 650.949.7362

Harker Summer Programs

San Jose

K-12 offerings taught by exceptional, experienced faculty and staff. K-6 morning academics – focusing on math, language arts and science – and full spectrum of afternoon recreation. Grades 6-12 for credit courses and non-credit enrichment opportunities. Sports programs also offered. 408.553.0537

iD Tech Camps and iD Tech Academies


Take interests further and gain a competitive edge! Ages 7-17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs. Held at Stanford and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

iD Film Academy for Teens


Discover how filmmaking or photography can lead to a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13-18. Held at UC Berkeley, Yale, and NYU. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

iD Game Academy for Teens Design & Development

Stanford/ Bay Area

Instead of just playing games, design and develop your own. 2-week, precollege summer programs in game design, development, programming, and 3D modeling. Also week long camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

iD Programming Academy for Teens

Stanford/ Bay Area

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs in programming, app development, and robotics engineering. Also weeklong camps for ages 7-17 held at iD Tech Camps. 1.888.709.TECH (8324)

ISTP’s Language Immersion Summer Camp

Palo Alto

ISTP Summer Camp is designed to give participants a unique opportunity to spend their summer break learning or improving in a second language. Students are grouped according to both grade level and language of proficiency. Our camp offers many immersion opportunities and consists of a combination of language classes and activities taught in the target language. Sessions are available in French, Mandarin and Chinese and English ESL and run Monday through Friday, 8am to 3:30pm with additional extending care from 3:30pm to 5:30pm 650-251-8519

Mid-Peninsula High School

Menlo Park

Summer at Mid-Pen includes 5 weeks of diverse classes designed to keep students engaged in learning. Our summer classes have two purposes: to offer interesting electives and allow students to complete missing high school credit. Summer session runs from June 23 to July 24, 2014 650.321.1991

Stanford Explore: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research


EXPLORE biomedical science at Stanford! Stanford EXPLORE offers high school students the unique opportunity to learn from Stanford professors and graduate students about diverse topics in biomedical science, including bioengineering, neurobiology, immunology and many others.

Stratford School - Camp Socrates

Palo Alto/Bay Area

Academic enrichment infused with traditional summer camp fun--that’s what your child will experience at Camp Socrates. Sessions begin June 23 and end August 8, with option to attend all seven weeks, or the first four (June 23July 18). Full or half-day, morning or afternoon programs available. Perfect for grades preschool through 8th. 17 campuses throughout Bay Area. 650.493.1151

Summer at Saint Francis

Mountain View

Summer at Saint Francis provides a broad range of academic and athletic programs for elementary through high school students. It is the goal of every program to make summer vacation enriching and enjoyable! 650.968.1213 x446

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USE LESS WATER ... UC Master Gardeners Bob Weissman and Roberta Barnes will talk about “Saving $$$ by Using Less Water” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive. The free talk will be preceded by a plant sale at 9 a.m., offering many varieties of tomatoes, eggplants and summer and winter squash. Information: CONTAINER GARDENING ... Rose Marie Nichols and her husband Keane McGee, owners of Nichols Garden Nursery in Albany, Oregon, will teach a class on “Container Gardening” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will cover organic methods, potting soil, space considerations and best varieties to grow in limited space. Nichols is co-author of “Bountiful Container,” a guide to growing edible plants in containers, which will be available after the class. Cost for the class is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or PERFECT DAHLIAS ... Mimi Clarke will offer a class on “Growing the Perfect Dahlia” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Focus will be on potting up and planting dahlia tubers. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members; participants will take home a Filoli dahlia to plant in their own gardens. Information: 650-3648300 or


Darren Huckle talks about the healthy, healing qualities of herbs at an earlier class at Common Ground.

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Common Ground class teaches healthful uses of everyday herbs by Lena Pressesky


ou can use calendula to soothe cuts and burns.” It was this idea from a University of California, Santa Cruz, professor about the healing properties of marigold extract that sparked Darren Huckle’s interest in herbalism and botany in 1995. Nearly 20 years later, it’s Huckle that’s doing the teaching, and this very idea is the subject of many of his classes, including “Top 10 Herbs to Grow.” He’ll be teaching this class at Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center in Palo Alto on Saturday, May 10. “The class is about the top 10 herbs to grow in a home garden and an introduction on how to use these plants to maintain and promote health,” Huckle said. Ultimately, he aspires to familiarize people with the applicable properties of many common herbs. Huckle completed his bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Natural History and Agroecology, has a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, and a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose. He currently works as a clinical herbalist and acupuncturist and as a teacher of herbal medicine and nutrition. “First and foremost, I like to do healthcare education ... through herbs and lifestyle,” he said. In keeping with this interest, Huckle has been teaching “Top 10 Herbs to Grow” for close to eight years at both Common Ground and the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden. Patricia Becker, manager at Common Ground, has coordinated classes at the center for 21 years. She met Huckle at an Ecological Farming Class at the Asilomar Conference Ground in Pacific Grove, California, and

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found him “very inspiring.” After Huckle’s first class at Common Ground, she kept asking him back. Becker often sits in on Huckle’s classes, and said she likes that he brings in his plants and lays them out for his students. “You can hold them, feel them and taste them,” Becker said of the plants. She added that Common Ground aims to have all of the herbs students will learn about available for sale after the class. Huckle has been an avid herb gardener for almost 20 years. But the study of common herbs for the remedy of everyday maladies is as old as humanity itself, or maybe even older,

he said, remarking that many of our grandparents or great-grandparents would have used plants for healing in everyday life. “Out of necessity, people knew ... how to use plants for particular maladies,” Huckle said of our ancestors. But in the last 80 to 100 years, much of our reliance on herbal remedies has waned under the onslaught of pharmaceutical treatments, Huckle said, expressing his desire to reintroduce the practice of herbal healing back into modern society. “Top 10 Herbs to Grow” is one of his favorite classes to teach, he said, because gardeners get to see their plants in a whole new light. “People realize they have an apothecary at their fingertips,” Huckle said. Though his class is not a beginning gardening class, he finds that seasoned gardeners and herbal aspirants alike can learn much from its offerings. Most of the plants he covers are available at herbal suppliers, for one, and the majority are also well-suited to container environments, making it easy for anyone to access their healing properties. “For example, thyme can be really useful in the early stages of a cold,” Huckle said, noting the herb’s diaphoretic quality that makes it ideal for soothing coughs and other respiratory inflammations. Making a steam inhale is one easy and effective way to use the herb, he said. Students will learn similar methods with other herbs as common and accessible as thyme. Huckle also referred to the California poppy, which he reminds students not to pick in the wild, though it is completely legal and appropriate to harvest the plant in one’s own garden. The poppy is a calmative, Huckle said, and can even relieve occasional insomnia. Huckle described the process of making an alcoholic tincture with a clear liquor and extracts from the plant, which he said is “not addictive or habit forming.” Huckle’s current “herb of the moment” is the plantain leaf, which he said is “a wonderful herb for topical healing of cuts, burns and scrapes,” and is even “internally very soothing to the digestive tract.” Huckle thinks that our bodies often “don’t need the strong medicines” that we prescribe to them. “We just need encouragement for our spir­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ{n)


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PLANT SALES ... Hidden Villa will hold two plant sales on Saturday, May 3: The Community Supported Agriculture Program’s annual Organic Plant Start Sale features locally adapted, organic vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, flowers and berries, and is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Spring Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., organized by California Native Plant Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter), features hard-to-find native plants, seeds and bulbs, as well as books, posters and note cards. Both sales offer expert gardening advice from local farmers. Cash only will be accepted for organic plant sale, cash or checks for native plants. Bring boxes for carrying purchases home. Information: 650-260-3450 or,

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Flowering valerian is among the many herbs growing in the Common Ground demonstration garden.

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its,” he said, “and to nudge the system towards balance and health,” remarking on the powerful ways in which herbs can do just that. One of the most memorable moments in Huckle’s class, Becker said, was when he brought in stinging nettle and taught his students not to be afraid of the plant’s barbs, but Purple sage grows in the rather to embrace them as herb garden at Common a potent healing agent. He Ground’s demonstration showed his students how garden. gently tapping the prickly stems against problem areas like sore knees or elbows works to stimulate painful regions and promote healing. “It’s like acupressure, in a different way,” Becker remarked about the use of the commonly reviled plant. “The realm of knowing plants ... helps our psyche enormously,” Huckle said, speaking of the disconnect from nature that many people experience in today’s modern age of technology and industrialization. Improving one’s knowledge of plant life, he said, can in turn improve one’s “sense of place, connection and community.” N Editorial Intern Lena Pressesky can be emailed at

What: Top 10 Herbs to Grow When: Saturday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto Cost: $42 Info: or 650-493-6072;


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

East Palo Alto 1190 Garden St. White Trust to C. Kwok for $527,000 on 3/24/14

Los Altos 865 Laverne Way Head Properties to A. & S. King for $2,400,000 on 4/9/14 1155 Los Altos Ave. S. & S. Munir to Sensenbrenner Trust for $1,550,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 10/12, $700,000 914 Madonna Way Clarke Trust to U. & S. Welaratna for $2,251,000 on 4/9/14; previous sale 7/04, $1,420,000 271 Margarita Court Allison Trust to S. Kolappa for $2,323,000 on 4/10/14 914 Mercedes Ave. M. & N. Meadors to A. Couvrey for $2,100,000 on 4/8/14; previous sale 3/10, $1,068,000 23150 Mora Glen Drive Gray Trust to A. Kahol for $2,500,000 on 4/11/14; previous sale 2/00, $1,747,000 1431 Morton Ave. Pajeg Trust to B. Agashe for $2,100,000 on 4/8/14; previous sale 9/92, $400,000 706 N. San Antonio Road Baldwin Trust to Q. Pham for $2,075,000 on 4/9/14 2260 Sierra Ventura Drive KNR1 Investment to H. & S. Dalal for $1,900,000 on 4/8/14; previous sale 7/94, $495,000 424 Tyndall St. Ebi Trust to D. Kremer for $1,350,000 on 4/11/14; previous sale 12/09, $870,000 1260 Windimer Drive Rauch Trust to Swazey Trust for $1,700,000 on 4/11/14 46 Woods Lane M. Flanagan to Probst Trust for $1,200,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 12/09, $849,500

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Mountain View

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $527,000 Highest sales price: $527,000

Total sales reported: 13 Lowest sales price: $530,000 Highest sales price: $2,378,000

Los Altos

Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 12 Lowest sales price: $1,200,000 Highest sales price: $2,500,000

Total sales reported: 9 Lowest sales price: $860,000 Highest sales price: $2,400,000

Los Altos Hills

Portola Valley

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $3,377,500 Highest sales price: $3,377,500

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $2,410,000 Highest sales price: $2,410,000

Menlo Park

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 6 Lowest sales price: $442,000 Highest sales price: $1,800,000

Total sales reported: 11 Lowest sales price: $550,000 Highest sales price: $1,450,000 -œÕÀVi\Ê >ˆvœÀ˜ˆ>Ê, ÜÕÀVi

Los Altos Hills 26900 Beatrice Lane Bowers Trust to Osborne Trust for $3,377,500 on 4/8/14

Menlo Park 804 17th Ave. Kurokawa Trust to A. & L. Ertola for $700,000 on 3/21/14 1095 Arbor Road Cahalan Trust to R. Lau for $1,800,000 on 3/21/14 795 Ivy Drive Y. Mitchell to Ivy Valley Investment for $442,000 on 3/24/14 1130 Madera Ave. V. Kendall to C. Kendall for $735,000 on 3/25/14 688 Roble Ave. I. & D. Sandhu to W. Pui for $1,525,000 on 3/27/14; previous sale 4/06, $1,125,000 2155 Sterling Ave. W. Collins to H. & R. Bachman for $1,250,000 on 3/20/14

Mountain View 1208 Awalt Drive D. & H. Monroe to J. & E. Gnecco for $2,200,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 8/99, $708,000 1936 Cappelletti Court P. & E. Mantiply to A. & M. Chang for $1,490,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 1/07, $880,000 1240 Christobal Privada Gross Trust to R. & A. Shah for $1,437,000 on 4/10/14 1222 Cuernavaca Circulo Baumgratz Trust to S. Vonzweigbergk for $1,436,000 on 4/11/14; previous sale 7/02, $850,000 83 Devonshire Ave. #3 A. Dodge to B. & W. He for $670,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 3/04, $372,000 191 Fairchild Drive R. Parthasarathy to D. Storbeck for $920,000 on 4/9/14 2012 Leghorn St. Cochran Trust to R. Nguyen for $530,000 on 4/9/14; previous sale 3/07, $600,000 560 Moorpark Way N. Hudachek to Moorpark Way Trust for $925,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 11/98, $240,000

1152 Morton Court J. Sutaria to T. & J. Mendonca for $2,135,000 on 4/11/14; previous sale 7/04, $789,000 3376 Shady Spring Lane Garcia Trust to S. Xiaohong for $2,378,000 on 4/7/14; previous sale 10/01, $1,200,000 526 S. Shoreline Blvd. Baya Trust to K. & S. Chellapilla for $1,418,000 on 4/9/14; previous sale 5/98, $485,000 440 Whisman Park Drive V. & Z. Ascuna to E. Wang for $1,242,000 on 4/8/14; previous sale 11/05, $875,000 441 Yosemite Ave. Pickens Trust to K. Richard for $1,325,000 on 4/11/14

Palo Alto 3289 Berryessa St. #3 V. Thumasathit to M. Brembilla for $1,150,000 on 4/11/14 4159 El Camino Way #B J. Liu to M. & N. Khan for $860,000 on 4/10/14; previous sale 5/02, $478,000 182 Ferne Court Kuljian Trust to D. Kim for $2,010,000 on 4/11/14 805 Fielding Drive Smith Trust to M. Yang for $2,000,000 on 4/11/14 154 Hemlock Court D. Kim to J. Yang for $1,750,000 on 4/11/14; previous sale 9/10, $931,000 840 Matadero Ave. S. & E. Chang to M. & A. Bergstroem for $2,050,000 on 4/8/14; previous sale 3/00, $888,000 434 Ruthven Ave. P. Roggeveen to Feng Trust for $2,400,000 on 4/11/14 2297 St. Francis Drive J. & K. Smith to W. Cui for $1,760,000 on 4/8/14 1138 Stanislaus Lane Lee Trust to K. Krikellas for $1,235,000 on 4/11/14; previous sale 7/08, $853,000

Portola Valley 3 Fremontia St. W. Bell to Lucovsky Trust for $2,410,000 on 3/21/14; previous sale 4/96, $795,000

BUILDING PERMITS Palo Alto 4272 Los Palos Ave. remodel kitchen, $26,681 1637 Escobita Ave. repair water damage to bathroom ceiling, den ceiling and floor, replace six cans in den, replace water heater, $20,000 2360 Byron St. re-roof, $6,000 425 Grant Ave. install cleanout, $n/a 3500 Deer Creek Road install new 50-foot interior wall, $10,000

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by Jack McKinnon hat do I represent? Who am I? Who do I want to be? What do I want to aspire to? What do I want others to think of me? These are beginner questions one can ask when designing a representative garden. If I represent environmental change, how do I make a garden that intelligently represents second- or third-generation recycling combined with aggressive open-source hybridization that will serve the community’s intellectual stimulus? To say it more plainly, what can I do that is new and different that helps the environment? What means can a garden convey that will demonstrate that grandparenting is really fun and relaxing while still productive for gourmet lunch gatherings? Where have I been the most inspired, learned life-changing lessons, had the most memorable encounters with others and how can I represent that in a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance way? These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to new representative garden ideas. Of course, banks and corporate office complexes may want to represent the solid, secure, stable, engineered environment they represent. This too can be revisited to inspire conservative, tried-andtrue sensibility for a business image that reads, “Trust the process and keep up the good work.” Of course, when those employees go to lunch the café or restaurant patio may have fourth-wave feminist furniture and seasonal flower displays that tickle and delight the appetite for life and love of everyone while being straightforward, honest, empowering and in your face. This month’s tips will seek to inspire finding your next garden design, putting ideas together and living the life you want to show the world. 1. Aristotle said that “Contemplation is the highest form of activity.” Try looking at what you want to say with your garden. Rather than how you want to say it, look at who you are and what message you want to deliver. Each one of us has a message we project into the world. Contemplate what yours is. This is not simple and hugely rewarding. 2. Revisit your forming, where you were first inspired, what made you


who you are and how you are now. Think about how this would look in a hardscape (stone work, patios, sculpture) and what colors, textures and foliage would demonstrate that. 3. Rename “therapy” to “continuing education” for a lift in perspective. Look at talking to a psychologist as creative revisiting of who you are. I’m not saying to stop taking your meds. If you need them, take them. You can still think, go ahead and try. This and horticulture can create some interesting gardens. 4. Get “Luminosity” and “Whack Pack” apps on your smartphone. These will stimulate your brain and help you with ideation for your garden design. 5. Design together. Start a design group, read this column and other articles on innovative landscape design at the beginning of each meeting or walk or lunch. This will activate the old adage, “Two heads are better than one.” 6. Convert an engineer or programmer or nerd to gardening. 7. Be a nut case for a day, a week a lifetime. We need more nut cases. 8. Re-marry your husband/wife, partner, best friend. Design your garden for the ceremony and the new relationship. After all, it is spring. 9. If you don’t know what type you are, great! This opens doors for you to be whoever you want and to create anew until you settle into what is comfortable. Start by picking some flowers to grow. If you don’t like them after awhile, try cactus. After all Morticia Addams of the “Addams Family” grew roses to cut the flowers off and arrange the thorny stems. 10. And being spring it is time to have a picnic. This is where true inspiration comes from. To take an afternoon, lie out on a blanket, eat fruit and cheese, drink wine and share the outdoors with family and friends, this is what recharges our imagination. If a picnic is new behavior, good. Do it several times in order to practice and perfect your picnic technique. Look at French Impressionist paintings for examples of how you might dress. It’s all fun. Good Gardening. N Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-455-0687, by email at Visit his website at www.

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Ken DeLeon DŝĐŚĂĞůRepka CALBRE# 01342140 CALBRE# 01854880


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9 5 5 M O R E N O AV E . , PA L O A LTO Beautifully Remodeled Throughout

Contemporary finishes and loads of natural light HIGHLIGHTS


• Three bedrooms • Two remodeled bathrooms • Spacious “chef’s” kitchen


• Light-filled “great room” incorporating living area, dining space

and kitchen • Walls of windows throughout the home bringing in an abundance of natural light and promoting outdoor/indoor irrigation • Beautifully landscaped grounds featuring large courtyard entry and serene backyard

• Freshly painted and new flooring throughout • 1,240 square feet of living space (approx.) • 6,077 square feet lot size (approx.)

LISTED BY Timothy Foy

DRE# 00849721

Cell: 650.387.5078

Midtown Realty, Inc. • 2775 Middlefield Road • Phone: 650.321.1596 • WWW.MIDTOWNPALOALTO.COM

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2924 Waverley St. PA LO A LTO Spacious architecturally designed rooms, contribute to the ease of entertaining. The arched architectural iron entry door opens into the soaring space of a two-story, sky-lit foyer. Wall to wall natural white oak floor illuminates each corner of the house as the day goes by. The warm ambience invites you into the luxury and visual charm of interior spaces that are rich in architectural detail and functional features. The superior craftsmanship of these four bedrooms, a home office, four and a half baths home provides elegance and convenience well suited for today’s lifestyle. Palo Alto Schools.

Call for price

Catherine Shen 650.862.5268 CalBRE#:01279633

PALO ALTO, NEAR GOLF COUNTRY CLUB 4 Bed/4 Bath 3,663 sf on a 31,520 sf lot.

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Atherton Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $5,798,000 105 Reservoir Rd Elegant living room, gourmet kitchen, exquisite master suite. Vineyard & pool. 4 BR/5 BA Keri Nicholas CalBRE #01198898 650.323.7751

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

Los Altos Hills COMING SOON! $4,250,000 Off Market Opportunity. Beautiful hm on private, flat 1.25 acres. Over 4700 sq ft. Susie Dews & Shena Hurley CalBRE #00781220 & 01152002 650.325.6161

Menlo Park Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,650,000 712 College Av New listing! Don’t miss this stunning home located in Allied Arts! 4 BR/3.5 BA Mia Banks CalBRE #01890669 650.324.4456

Los Altos Hills Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,888,888 27791 Edgerton Rd Privately located, stunning views, High vaulted ceilings, Palo Alto Schools! 5 BR/3.5 BA Alexandra von der Groeben CalBRE #00857515 650.325.6161

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,888,000 3448 Ashton Ct Sparkling-new Spanish-style home in desirable Midtown. Approx. 2760sq.ft home 4 BR/3.5 BA Judy Shen CalBRE #01272874 650.325.6161

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,698,000 4285 Miranda Av Beautiful, traditional, colonial home on a generous ±12480SF lot Private South PA location 5 BR/4 BA Zach Trailer CalBRE #01371338 650.325.6161

Portola Valley Sun 1 - 4 $2,395,000 111 Wyndham Dr New listing! Beautifully remodeled, bright and open home. Tranquil garden amid majestic redwoods. Hugh Cornish CalBRE #00912143 650.324.4456

Palo Alto Sat 1:30 - 4:30 $2,295,000 703 Ensign Wy First open house! Elegance, comfort, convenience! Updated custom hm, garden setting. Big FK, lg sunny rms. 3 BR/2 BA Sarah Elder & Jerry Stout CalBRE #00647474/00644572 650.324.4456

Redwood City Sat/Sun 1 - 4 $1,695,000 1519 Hopkins Av Best of California living This two-story home combines beautiful updated tradition with an open floor plan. 4 BR/2.5 BA Regan Byers CalBRE #01034761 650.324.4456

Menlo Park Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,595,000 590 Laurel St Stunning home near parks. Perfect for entertaining or everyday living! 3 BR/2.5 BA John Alexander CalBRE #00938234 650.323.7751

Redwood City Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,300,000 307 Santa Clara Ave Amazing entertainer’s dream, w/ new kitchen, open floor plan, pool, lawn & more! 3 BR/2.5 BA Valerie Soltau CalBRE #01223247 650.323.7751

Redwood City By Appointment $925,000 Remodeled kit. w/ granite counters, stainless appliances. Spacious living rm w/fireplace 3 BR/2 BA Drew Doran CalBRE #01887354 650.325.6161

Portola Valley Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 $3,395,000 50 Valencia Ct. Located in a coveted Central Portola Valley neighborhood, this recently 4BR/3BA updated home boasts classic mid-century modern appeal on almost 2 acres of secluded, oak-studded land. Dean Asborno CalBRE# 01274816 650.851.1961

Woodside $1,638,000 Enchanting setting with spectacular Bay views rebuilt 2007. Top quality construction! 3 BR/2.5 BA Judy Byrnes CalBRE #01178998 650.851.2666

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Rare opportunity to own approx 100 ac of cultivated and raw land comprised of 3 parcels with riparian rights to Pine Gulch Creek, a pond and farm buildings. Ideal spot to build a secluded country estate on one of several building site options on the oldest certified organic farm in CA. Approximately 45 minutes from San Francisco. Offered for $12.5M Call M Stornetta 707 815 8749 or M Marchetti 415 699 8008

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890 Lincoln Avenue Palo Alto open sat & sun 1:30-4:30 Spectacular Custom Home in Desirable Community Center Bringing together stunning design and exceptional craftsmanship, this elegant and romantic Italian-style home was completely renovated and expanded in 2013. This beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, approximately 2,930 sq. ft. property, gated in on private and professionally landscaped grounds, blends the finest of finishes with a gracious, open floor plan offering a luxurious and delightful home.

Jenny Teng 650.245.4490 bre #01023687

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BY APPOINTMENT PALO ALTO Light and bright 5bd/4.5ba with open floor plan and high ceilings. Desirable Crescent Park location. $4,998,000



BY APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS 4bd/3ba beautifully maintained home with light filled living room, chefs kitchen and office. $2,595,000



OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY LOS ALTOS 55 Bay Tree Ln Lovely 2bd/2ba Creekside Oaks condo. Sunny kitchen, formal living room, dining room plus office. $1,725,000



OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY PALO ALTO 890 Lincoln Gorgeous 5bd/3.5ba home expanded and completely renovated. $4,198,000



OPEN SUNDAY MENLO PARK 206 Santa Margarita Ave Recently remodeled light-filled 4bd/3ba home with detached studio and pool. MP schools. $3,295,000


OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY LOS ALTOS 144 E. Edith Ave Beautifully remodeled 4bd/2.5ba home in lush setting, only moments from downtown Los Altos. $2,200,000




BY APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS Charming 3bd/2ba home near top Los Altos schools. Exquisite yard for relaxing or entertaining. $1,599,000



OPEN SUNDAY ATHERTON 352 El Camino Real 3bd/2.5ba home well-equipped kitchen. Space for entertaining. Huge master suite. $2,150,000



BY APPOINTMENT WOODSIDE Newly constructed 3bd/2.5ba home is on level lot, bonus rooms give you spacious living options. $1,450,000

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3 Bedrooms 352 El Camino Real $2,150,000 Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111 59 Watkins Av $1,995,000 Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker 324-4456


91 Fleur Pl $9,400,000 Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111 105 Reservoir Rd $5,798,000 Sun Coldwell Banker 323-7751

3 Bedrooms 1140 Granada St Sat/Sun Keller Williams PA

$799,000 454-8500


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2 Bedrooms 554 Francisco St Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,100,000 712-2460


3709 Carlson Circle Sat/Sun Midtown Realty


$1,995,000 321-1596

1 Bedroom - Condominium

4285 Miranda Av Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,698,000 325-6161

200 Baltic Ci #238 Sat/Sun 2-4 Coldwell Banker

860 Arroyo Ct Sun Deleon Realty

$2,688,000 543-8500


890 Lincoln Av $4,198,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 323-1111

6+ Bedrooms


1026 Lakeview Way $2,448,000 Sun Oliver Luxury Real Estate 321-8900

5 Bedrooms

5 Bedrooms

65 Selby Ln $12,300,000 Sun Coldwell Banker 324-4456 1 Callado Wy $9,480,000 Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111

2924 Waverley St Call for price Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 323-1111

915 Timothy Lane Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

536 W Crescent Dr Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty

$8,988,000 543-8500

3 Bedrooms

56 El Rey Rd Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,850,000 851-2666

111 Wyndham Dr Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$2,395,000 324-4456

1056 Inverness Call for price Sun Coldwell Banker 325-6161

220 Durazno Sun Coldwell Banker

$1,795,000 324-4456

838 Lois Av Sat/Sun 12-4 Coldwell Banker

$998,000 941-7040

1056 Inverness Wy Sun Coldwell Banker

$898,800 325-6161

712 College Av Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$3,650,000 324-4456

206 Santa Margarita Av $3,295,000 Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111


4 Bedrooms


1535 Hudson St Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$899,000 323-7751

1187 Johnson St Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$750,000 323-7751

4 Bedrooms $2,395,000 941-1111

5 Bedrooms 27791 Edgerton Rd Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker 26830 Almaden Ct Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

192 E Middlefield Rd Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$980,000 941-7040

546 Bush St $1,235,000 Sat/Sun 1-5 Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111

LOS ALTOS HILLS 25750 Moody Rd Sat/Sun Alain Pinel

2 Bedrooms

$2,888,888 325-6161 $3,290,000 325-6161



675 Nash Av $1,147,000 Sat/Sun RE/MAX Distinctive Prop. 328-8881

3 Bedrooms 116 Blackburn Av $1,398,000 Sun Coldwell Banker 324-4456 1351 Delfino Way $2,195,000 Sun 1-5 Re/max Star Properties 802-5800

316 Golden Hills Dr Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$3,395,000 851-1961 $5,400,000 941-7040

3 Bedrooms 1043 Wilmington Wy Sun Coldwell Banker

$1,725,000 324-4456 $925,000 325-6161

$1,495,000 321-1596

307 Santa Clara Av Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

703 Ensign Wy Sat Coldwell Banker

$2,295,000 324-4456

2796 Carolina Av $898,000 Sat 12-5/Sun 1-4Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111

330 Embarcadero Rd $1,898,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 323-1111

850 Sutter Av Sat/Sun 1-5 Alain Pinel Realtors

$1,128,500 941-1111

3 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms 851 Radcliff Wy $1,395,000 Sat/Sun 1-4 Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111

WOODSIDE 3 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms

728 Seminole Way Sat/Sun 1-4 Midtown Realty

$1,300,000 323-7751

4 Bedrooms

13830 Skyline Bl $1,575,000 Sun 1-4 Alain Pinel Realtors 529-1111 19 Big Tree Rd $1,378,000 Sun 1-4 Alain Pinel Realtors 529-1111

4 Bedrooms 35 Woodview Ln Sun Deleon Realty

$4,998,000 543-8500

95 Roan Pl Sun Intero-Woodside

$2,890,000 206-6200

1000 Mountain Home Rd Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$6,995,000 324-4456

1391 La Honda Rd Sun Intero-Woodside

$2,600,000 206-6200

8 Skyline Dr Sun Coldwell Banker

$1,388,000 323-7751

851 Bayview Wy Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$1,725,000 323-7751

1075 Godetia Dr Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$4,295,000 323-7751

4 Bedrooms

1519 Hopkins Av Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,695,000 324-4456

2 Bridle Ln Sun Coldwell Banker

$4,450,000 851-2666

1680 Bryant St $5,684,000 Sun 2-4 Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111

2038 Hull Av $1,498,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111

125 Eleanor Dr $4,780,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111

3448 Ashton Ct Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,888,000 325-6161

1587 Cordilleras Rd $1,575,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111

289 Kings Mountain Rd Sun Coldwell Banker

$7,395,000 851-2666

788 Kendall Av Sat Midtown Realty

$2,199,000 321-1596

109 Danbury Ln $1,325,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 462-1111

5000 Woodside Rd Sun Coldwell Banker

$6,795,000 851-2666

955 Moreno Ave Sat/Sun Midtown Realty

2 Bedrooms

50 Valencia Ct Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

1069 Alameda De Las Pulgas Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

3 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms

$3,895,000 851-1961

1265 Eva Av $1,650,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111 324 San Luis Av $1,698,000 Sat/Sun 1-5 Coldwell Banker 941-7040 1801 Dalehurst Av $2,195,000 Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker 325-6161 634 Cuesta Dr $1,695,000 Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111


75 Valencia Ct Sun Coldwell Banker

6+ Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

SARATOGA 13800 Pierce Rd $1,998,000 Sat/Sun Intero Real Estate Services 543-7740

152 Ramona Rd $999,000 Sat/Sun Cowperthwaite & Company 851-8030

$3,399,000 323-7751

4 Bedrooms

$2,298,000 323-7751

4 Bedrooms

850 Monte Rosa Dr Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,099,000 323-1900

27 Madera Av Sun Coldwell Banker

1 Bedroom

4 Bedrooms

141 Giffin Road Sat/Sun 1-4 Sereno Group

4 Bedrooms


$1,595,000 324-4456

2 Bedrooms - Townhouse

$585,900 323-7751

$1,695,000 321-1596

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3 7 0 9 C A R L S O N C I R C L E , PA L O A LTO Fabulous Eichler on a large lot in “The Circles"

Updated throughout with loads of natural light and beautiful grounds HIGHLIGHTS


• Four bedrooms • Three bathrooms • Spacious master suite with: – Wonderfully remodeled bathroom


– Serene, private patio – Two walk-in closets • Large living room with the walls of windows overlooking private backyard • Separate family room • Spacious and updated kitchen

• 8,460 square feet lot size (approx.) • Excellent Palo Alto Schools, including Gunn High School

• Oversized lot with beautifully landscaped grounds • 2,144 square feet of living space (approx.)

LISTED BY Timothy Foy

DRE# 00849721

Cell: 650.387.5078

Midtown Realty, Inc. • 2775 Middlefield Road • Phone: 650.321.1596 • WWW.MIDTOWNPALOALTO.COM

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115 Announcements Pregnant? Thinking of adoption? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866413-6293. Void in Illinois/New Mexico/ Indiana (AAN CAN) Kids Needed for Paid Research

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150 Volunteers

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Domestic Violence Counselors

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Rummage Sale - Los Altos High

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Moms/Daughters- $ Stanford

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130 Classes & Instruction Africa-Brazil Work Study Change the lives of others while creating a sustainable future. 6, 9, 18 month programs available. Apply today! (269) 5910518 (AAN CAN) Airline Careers begin here. Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-725-1563 (AAN CAN) College Degree The path to your dream job begins with a college degree. Education Quarters offers a free college matching service. Call 1-800-348-8192. (Cal-SCAN) High School Diploma from home. 6-8 weeks. ACCREDITIED. Get a Diploma. Get a Job! No Computer Needed. FREE Brochure. 1-800-2648330. Benjamin Franklin High School (Cal-SCAN) Media Makeup Artists Earn $500/day. Airbrush Media Makeup Artist For Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. One Week Course Train & Build Portfolio. 15% OFF TUITION. 818-980-2119 (AAN CAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

Sleep Research Study: Up to $300 Compensation. Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA are seeking participants for a research study investigating the use of special lights to improve balance while walking at night during three separate overnight stays at the VA Sleep Lab. Participants must be healthy, non-smokers, without sleep or balance problems, between 55 - 85 years old. Compensation up to $300. For more information call Yvonne at 650/849-1971. For general information about participant rights, contact (866680-2906).

155 Pets Pet Insurance Quote Keep your pet Happy, Healthy, and Protected. Call 800-675-7476 Now and get a free Pet Insurance Quote for your Dog or Cat. Choose Up to 90% Reimbursement. Get Special Multiple Pet Discounts. (Cal-SCAN) Lost our Tonkinese Cat Looks Siamese. Grey-brown points, blue eyes, 10 lb neutered male. Lost from nr. Washington and Emerson, P.A. 1 am 4/19. $100 reward to finder. 650-326-8204.

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts 2006 JEEP 2006 GRAND CHEROKEE, LTD 4x4 HP 5.7L Hemi engine. 55,000 miles, excellent condition. Fully loaded incl: Nav system and leather upholstery Original owner

133 Music Lessons Christina Conti Private Piano Instruction (650) 493-6950

202 Vehicles Wanted

Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192

Any Car/Truck Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 (AAN CAN)

Piano Lessons in Palo Alto Call Alita at 650.838.9772

203 Bicycles

135 Group Activities Community Dance - Free Thanks St, Jude


Foothills Church Huge Annual Rummage Sale Los Altos, 461 Orange Ave. 5/2 9-4pm Best selection 5/3 9-2pm Best Price Designer clothing, treasures, books, household, sports & more (btwn El Monte & Main)

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TORKER ADULT TRICYCLE One year old. Blue, with basket, bell, helmet included. Ridden four times due to leg injury. Includes all paperwork with original invoice. Originally $500.

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MV: Citywide Garage Sale At Homes, 5/3, 8-2pm Get maps online or at Library, 585 Franklin in parking lot. Don’t forget the MV Yard Sale at Rengstorff Park May 10

Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered Honest and capable nanny

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Accepting Applications for Fall Fun Programming Summer Camp Martial Arts Summer Day Camps Piano Summer Camp Wheel Kids Bike Camp

Palo Alto, 1151 Guinda St, May 3, 8-2 Plants, arbor, end tables, patio table & umbrella, directors chairs, dishes & assorted kit items Palo Alto, 983 Loma Verde, May 3, 9am-2pm

220 Computers/ Electronics 45W MagSafe 2 adapter - $30

240 Furnishings/ Household items French Bedroom Furniture - $1200 Estate Early American Side Chair - $950 FrenchBedroom Furniture - $1200. Frigidaire Stacked Laundry - $550 Moving Sale - $280 - $25 Moving Sale book shelf and more - $25 & more Moving Sale Book Shelf etc. - $25 - $280 SOFA BED-QUEEN SLEEPER-sofabed $85.00/BO

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425 Health Services Blood Thinner Pradaxa If you used the blood thinner PRADAXA and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or a loved one died while taking Pradaxa between October 2010 and the present. You may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN) Safe Step Walk-in Tub Alert for Seniors. Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 800-799-4811 for $750 Off. (Cal-SCAN)

Jobs 500 Help Wanted HAIR STATION FOR RENT LA, PA MT VIEW BORDER. REDUCED RENT 6 MOS. FRIENDLY AND UPSCALE SALON. LARRY 408-2181074 Healthcare Aide Needed Healthcare aide needed to take care of a 69years old Woman CNA optional, $85 per hour, email resume to ; for more details. Marketing Analyst Cond resrch and anlys of mrkt/bus data affecting company’s medical tech products; Mng bus database; Anlyz data using stat techniq and s/w tools; Make recomm and prep rprts for mgmt with focus on Chinese mrkt; Assess plans and strgies; etc. Bachelor in Mrktg, Mgmt, or rel field. 1 yr wrk exp in rel occup in med tech industry conducting mrktg duties involving Chinese mrkt. Know of data anlys, mrktg strgies, and bus princ. Profcy using s/w tools to anlyz mrktg data. Profcy in Graph Desg S/W. Refs Reqd. FT. Prevailing pay. Broncus Medical, Inc. Mountain View, CA. Apply at

Multimedia Sales Representatives Embarcadero Media is headquartered in Palo Alto and operates diverse media enterprises, including the region’s most respected and awardwinning community newspapers and specialty publications, websites and e-mail marketing products. Locally-owned and independent for 34 years, we publish the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice and Almanac on the Peninsula and the Pleasanton Weekly. In each of these communities our papers are the dominate, bestread and most respected among its various competitors. We also operate extremely popular interactive community news and information websites in all of our cities, plus unique online-only operations in Danville and San Ramon. Our flagship website, Palo Alto Online (, attracts more than 150,000 unique visitors and 600,000 page views a month. As the first newspaper in the United States to publish on the web back in 1994, the Palo Alto Weekly is recognized throughout the state and nation as a leader in transforming from a print- only news organization to a innovative multimedia company offering advertisers and readers new and effective products. In 2013, the Weekly was judged the best large weekly newspaper in the state by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Its web operation, Palo Alto Online, was judged the best newspaper website in California. The Palo Alto Weekly and Embarcadero Media are seeking smart, articulate and dedicated experienced and entry-level sales professionals who are looking for a fast-paced and dynamic work environment of people committed to producing outstanding journalism and effective marketing for local businesses. As a Multimedia Account Executive, you will contact and work with local businesses to expand their brand identity and support their future success using marketing and advertising opportunities available through our 3 marketing platforms: print campaigns, website advertising and email marketing. The ideal candidate is an organized and assertive self-starter who loves working as a team to beat sales goals and possesses strong verbal, written, persuasive and listening interpersonal skills and can provide exceptional customer service. Duties, responsibilities and skills include: * Understands that the sales process is more than taking orders * Has a strong understanding of how consumers use the Internet * Can effectively manage and cover a geographic territory of active accounts while constantly canvassing competitive media and the market for new clients via cold calling * Can translate customer marketing objectives into creative and effective multi-media advertising campaigns * Ability to understand & interpret marketing data to effectively overcome client objections * Understands the importance of meeting deadlines in an organized manner * Can manage and maintain client information in our CRM database system, is proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and has knowledge of the Internet and social media * Ability to adapt objectives, sales approaches and behaviors in response to rapidly changing situations and to manage business in a deadline-driven environment Compensation includes base salary plus commission, health benefits, vacation, 401k and a culture where employees are respected, supported and given the opportunity to grow. To apply, submit a personalized cover letter and complete resume to: Tom Zahiralis, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Embarcadero Media, 450 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306. E-mail to:

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Painters Top $$$ paid. 3-4 yrs exp. Truck or van reqd. Valid CDL, English a plus. 650/322-4166 Personal assistant Employment offer with wide variety of tasks a valued efficient employee is needed organization ready to pay good weekly contact fredrickpowell5@

525 Adult Care Wanted Elder Care Help Wanted caregivers who is passionate about providing exceptional care for an elderly father.$55 per hour qualified and experience candidate email for more detail

550 Business Opportunities Own Your Own Medical Alert Company! Be the 1st and Only Distributor in your area! Unlimited $ return. Small investment required. Call toll free 1-844-225-1200. (Cal-SCAN)

560 Employment Information Drivers: $$$ Top Pay $$$ Up to 50 cpm - Avg $1,000 weekly! Full Benefits + Rider & Pet Program. Be a Name, Not a Number. Orientation Sign On Bonus! CDL-A Required. 877-2588782. (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: CDL-A train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. Call 877-369-7126 www. (Cal-SCAN) Mail Brochures from Home $1,000 weekly!! Helping home workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity. No Experience required. Start Immediately (AAN CAN) Truck Drivers Obtain Class A CDL in 2 1â &#x201E;2 weeks. Company Sponsored Training. Also Hiring Recent Truck School Graduates, Experienced Drivers. Must be 21 or Older. Call: (866) 275-2349. (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 615 Computers Did You Know Newspaper-generated content is so valuable it's taken and repeated, condensed, broadcast, tweeted, discussed, posted, copied, edited, and emailed countless times throughout the day by others? Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email (Cal-SCAN)

624 Financial Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement! Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income in retirement! CALL for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from A-Rated Companies! 800-7483013. (Cal-SCAN) Identity Protected? Is Your Identity Protected? It is our promise to provide the most comprehensive identity theft prevention and response products available! Call Today for 30-Day FREE TRIAL 1-800-9085194. (Cal-SCAN) Reduce Your Past Tax Bill by as much as 75 Percent. Stop Levies, Liens and Wage Garnishments. Call The Tax DR Now to see if you Qualify. 1-800-498-1067. (Cal-SCAN) Trouble With IRS? Are you in BIG trouble with the IRS? Stop wage and bank levies, liens and audits, unfiled tax returns, payroll issues, & resolve tax debt FAST. Seen on CNN. A BBB. Call 1-800-761-5395. (Cal-SCAN)

640 Legal Services Auto Accident Attorney Injured in an auto accident? Call InjuryFone for a free case evaluation. Ă&#x201A; Never a cost to you. Don`t wait, call now, 1-800-958-5341. (Cal-SCAN)

655 Photography Did You Know that not only does newspaper media reach a HUGE Audience, they also reach an ENGAGED AUDIENCE. Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email cecelia@cnpa. com Ă&#x201A; (Cal-SCAN)

Home Services 715 Cleaning Services A Good Housecleaning Service Call Orkopina! Since 1985. Bonded, Ins. Lic. #20624. 650/962-1536 Isabel & Elbiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housecleaning Apartments and Homes. Excellent References. Great Rates 650.670.7287/650.771.8281 Jeanette Cleaning Service Navarro Housecleaning Service Apartments and homes. Carpets and windows. 20 years exp., good refs. Call for free est. 650/853-3058; 650/7960935 TD Carpet Cleaning and Jan serv.

748 Gardening/ Landscaping J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 21 years exp. 650/3664301 or 650/346-6781

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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 Salvador Godinez Landscaping Maintenance, landscaping and clean-up work. 20 years exp. 650-716-7011

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751 General Contracting A NOTICE TO READERS: It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500.00 or more in labor and materials. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status at or 800-321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs that total less than $500.00 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

779 Organizing Services End the Clutter & Get Organized Residential Organizing by Debra Robinson (650)390-0125

783 Plumbing Be & Be Plumbing Locally owned. 20 years exp. Drains cleaned and repairs. Small jobs welcome. Lic., bonded, insured. #990791. 650/422-0107

Real Estate 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1695 Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $2025 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $4,800/mon

805 Homes for Rent Los Altos Hills, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $6800/ mont Palo Alto Home, 4 BR/2 BA - $4800 . Palo Alto, 2 BR/2.5 BA - 7500 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $6000/mont Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - 4300

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $400/max Redwood City - $800/mo + Redwood City, 1 BR/2 BA - $800/mo +

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759 Hauling J & G HAULING SERVICE Misc. junk, office, gar., furn., mattresses, green waste, more. Lic./ins. Free est. 650/743-8852 (see my Yelp reviews)

771 Painting/ Wallpaper Glen Hodges Painting Call me first! Senior discount. 45 yrs. #351738. 650/322-8325 H.D.A. Painting and Drywall Interior/exterior painting, drywall installed. Mud, tape all textures. Free est. 650/207-7703

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825 Homes/Condos for Sale Atherton: Grand Estate in Prime West Atherton Location. Custom built in the MidNineties on over Two Level Acres featuring a Full Sized Tennis Court, Beautiful Solar Pool, Guest House Featuring in-Suite Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Great Room, Gym and Sauna. Garages for Five Cars with Room for More. Contact: Grant Anderson Cell: 650-208-0664 or Email: Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1099000 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $899000 Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $599999

855 Real Estate Services All areas. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www.Roommates. com. (AAN CAN)

Italian Painter Residential/Commercial, interior /exterior. 30 years exp. Excel. refs. No job too small. AFFORDABLE RATES. Free est. Call Domenico, 650/421-6879 STYLE PAINTING Full service painting. Insured. Lic. 903303. 650/388-8577

775 Asphalt/ Concrete Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 36 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

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Paly girls hand Gunn first league loss, create three-way tie by Ari Kaye


alo Alto girls lacrosse head coach Jamie Nesbitt explained she sometimes worries her team is less apt to celebrate certain victories and accomplishments because of how hard she can be on her squad. After seeing her players jubilantly rejoice on the field after Wednesday night’s streak-breaking victory over Gunn, her fear should be put to rest. Junior Paige Bara led the Vikings with four goals, including the winner, and five of her teammates also chipped in at least one goal to help Paly secure a 10-9 victory over its crosstown rival. “I think every win should be celebrated like that, obviously within reason,” Nesbitt said with a smile after the game. “I think it’s important to get excited when you win and I’m happy to see that emotion from them.” Paly’s victory ties them with Gunn (9-1, 12-2) atop the league standings with St. Francis, and puts the Vikings (9-1, 11-5) in a great position to make a run at the SCVAL regular-season and play-

Palo Alto’s Lauren Gargiulo (left) and Gunn’s Elle So (5) battled each other, as did their teammates, during Paly’s 10-9 victory on Wednesday night that created a three-way tie in the girls’ SCVAL lacrosse race.

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Paly boys made historic waves 50 years ago

Paly boys finish ahead of Bells, but not at CCS

by Bo Crane

by Keith Peters



ifty years ago, just a few months after the Kennedy assassination in November, the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964. Ed was 62 years old, slightly younger than the current age of those soon attending their 50th high school class reunion. A couple weeks later on Feb. 25, which was George Harrison’s 21st birthday, Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay and all of 22) took the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, 32. To the teenage baby boomers, the Fab Four and new boxing champ were the avatars of the cultural breakthrough known as the ‘60s, also the golden age of Bay Area high school swimming. With school still buzzed over the football team’s undefeated season in 1963, the Palo Alto boys swimming team began practices on Monday, Feb. 3. That season would end with (continued on page 78)

Keith Peters


Perfect season is over

Butch Garcia

TRACKING THE BEST . . . Sunday marks the renewal of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, one of the nation’s premier track and field showcases for long-distance runners. Annually, the Payton Jordan is the premier early season domestic meet used to establish qualifying standards for international competition and for collegians to secure spots in the NCAA Prelims. At last year’s meet, competitors established four world-leading times, five meet records, two stadium records, and 13 World Championship ‘A’ standards. The top 10 finishers in the men’s 5,000 meters all were under the existing best time in the world. In the men’s 10,000, the top three did the same. This year, with a collection of elite American and international pros, as well as many of the best collegians, the 19th annual meet promises to be a fast one. Cobb Track and Angell Field will be the site once again, with field events starting at noon and running events at 3:39 p.m. The first fast section of a distance race is the women’s 800 at 4:56 p.m. The last is the men’s Kim McDonald 10,000 at 9:45 p.m. The women’s 800 includes three Olympic or World Championship finalists — Shannon Rowbury, Jemma Simpson, and Maggie Vessey — plus an NCAA champion and the two fastest half-milers in Stanford history — Amy Weissenbach and Justine Fedronic. The women’s 1,500 includes Stanford recruit Elise Cranny, a high school senior from Niwott, Colo. She ran in this meet last year as a junior and was third in the elite section, running the third-fastest 1,500 in prep history (behind only Mary Cain and Jordan Hasay) of 4:15.07. The men’s 5,000 (at 8:50 p.m.) will be the marquee event of the meet as it brings together 11 U.S. runners ranked among the Top 10 for 2013 by Track & Field News. It also is an opportunity to see two U.S. champions — Matthew Centrowitz (1,500) and Evan Jager (5,000) — go head to head. Returning to familiar territory are 14-time Stanford All-America Chris Derrick, local product Diego Estrada, and USA Olympian Lopez Lomong, who set the meet record despite misjudging his laps in ’12.


Palo Alto senior Andrew Liang helped the Vikings finish ahead of Bellarmine in the Section Challenge.

he Bellarmine Prep swim team has won the past 29 Central Coast Section team titles. The Bells will go for No. 30 this month. Whether that milestone is reached may depend on the Palo Alto boys, who have finished second at CCS the past three seasons and eight times in the past 15 years. Should history be made by the Vikings in May, it could be traced back to April and Saturday’s performance by host Paly at the annual Section Challenge at the Mackenzie Family Aquatics Complex. The Vikings scored 178 points and finished second while Bellarmine scored 171 and took fourth. Obviously, things will be different at CCS since the Section Challenge was loaded with talented teams from the North Coast and San Joaquin sections. San Ramon Valley won the title with 193 points and Davis was (continued on page 78)

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Cardinal women reset their goal

Cardinal women earn top seed for NCAA polo Farr is Player of the Year in MPSF lacrosse; Kosty receives MPSF Coach of the Year in men’s volleyball

After surprising team title at Pac-12 Championships, NCAA regional is next


By Rick Eymer



o put Stanford’s victory last weekend at the Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship into perspective, consider that the Cardinal, although ranked eighth in the nation, was supposedly no higher than fourth in the conference. GolfStat’s Top 25, which the NCAA uses to seed regional play, rank USC, UCLA and Arizona State ahead of the Cardinal even with the results of the Pac-12 tournament taken into consideration. “What is more shocking is beating USC,” Stanford coach Anne Walker said. “USC and UCLA have both been dominant, but more So USC. They have won something like eight of nine tournaments. The Pac-12 is by far the strongest conference in the nation.” Stanford this week was awarded the No. 3 seed in the East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., (May 8-10), behind Duke and South Carolina. The Cardinal and Pepperdine are the only two schools from either the Pacific or Mountain Time Zones in the regional, where four of the top five seeds earned the automatic bid out of their respective conferences. Stanford’s three nationally ranked golfers, No. 9 Mariah Stackhouse, No. 18 Lauren Kim and No. 33 Casey Danielson, all finished in a tie for ninth among individuals. Walker, currently in her second year as coach, has apparently hit pay dirt as a recruiter: Stackhouse and Kim are sophomores, Danielson is a freshman. Senior Marissa Mar and junior Mariko Tumangan also scored for Stanford. “We have some nice leaders with Mariko and Marissa,” Walker said. “You spend a lot of time together. The group energy has to be right.” Seniors Danielle Fraser and Pinewood grad Audrey Proulx are added bonuses. Freshmen Quirine Eijkenboom and Jisoo Keel are stars in the making. Danielson, who played in the Junior Ryder Cup as an accomplished junior golfer, might have been a little frustrated after a difficult fall season left her ranked 100th. “It’s not easy coming in as a freshman,” Walker said. “I wasn’t worried about her because in that first quarter there is a lot going on. Sure enough, she came back in the spring and settled in.” The Cardinal, which handled a set of challenges to put itself

Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse is ranked No. 9 in the nation heading into next week’s NCAA East Regional in Florida. in position to win its first Pac12 title since 1999, and second overall. Walker said it came down to the short game and putting. When Stanford was good during the season, its short game and putting were good. “Everything in practice revolved around those two things,” Walker said. Walker also heeded the advice of Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer. “I asked her about setting goals,” Walker said. “She said ‘there is no goal-setting. It’s just one goal: win the Pac-12 title.’” Winning a conference tournament would seem to bring some perks, but the NCAA assigns teams on a fairly rigid basis. Stanford could have rationally expected to, at the very least, be assigned to the West regional. No such luck. Top-ranked USC was assigned the top seed in the West, being held in Washington, which also includes Arizona State, the host Huskies and Oregon. UCLA, as the No. 2 team, was assigned the top seed in the Central Regional, being held in Stillwater (Okla.), which also includes Arizona, California and Colorado. The latest GolfWeek rankings has six Pac-12 teams ranked in the top eight, with Stanford ranked fourth. Stanford won the Pac-12 crown by shooting an overall 5-over 869 at the par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

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Men’s golf Stanford won its first Pac-12 Conference championship in 20 years Sunday as all six golfers shot a 2-over or better on the final day of the tournament at The Gallery Golf Club near Tucson, Ariz. The top three Stanford golfers finished among the top nine. Patrick Rodgers earned medalist honors with a 7-under 281. Cameron Wilson (4-under 284) finished third and freshman Maverick McNealy (4-over 292) was ninth. Taking a 21-stroke lead into the final round of the 72-hole event at, the third-ranked Cardinal put it in cruise control with a 2-under 1,438 (362-354-367-355) for the eighth title in program history. Stanford will learn to which regional it has been assigned on Monday. The Cardinal won its third successive tournament and has five team victories overall, the most since the 2007 national championship squad won seven. Stanford’s showing was 15 strokes better than second-place Washington. Rodgers was named the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year and Cardinal head coach Conrad Ray earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors. Rodgers is the fourth different Stanford golfer to earn Golfer of the Year honors, and the first since Rob Grube shared the award with Arizona State’s Alejandro Canizares in 2006. N

he top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team will have the top seed of the upcoming NCAA tournament, which opens May 9, at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatics Center. The Cardinal (22-1) won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament last weekend to earn the automatic bid. Stanford will meet the winner of No. 8 seed Indiana, the CWPA champion, and No. 9 seed Wagner, the MAAC champion. They face off in a play-in game Saturday. The Cardinal, the only program to have qualified for all 14 NCAA water polo tournaments since the event’s inception in 2001, is looking for its fourth national title. Stanford previously won titles in 2002, 2011 and 2012. Including Stanford, five MPSF teams made it into the 10-team field. UCLA, USC, California and Arizona State claimed the second through fifth seeds, respectively, with Big West champion UC Irvine being named the No. 6 seed. The Cardinal is 13-1 against the field, with the lone loss to the Bruins. The top six seeds all advance to the tournament proper from May 9-11, and will be joined by the two play-in game winners. In addition to Indiana-Wagner, No. 7 UC San Diego will face No. 10 PomonaPitzer. Earlier this week, seven Stanford players were rewarded for their standout season. Annika Dries, Kiley Neushul and Maggie Steffens were named to the AllMPSF first team on Tuesday. Cardinal driver Kaley Dodson earned a spot on the second team, goalie Gabby Stone and Ashley Grossman were each named honorable mention, and freshman driver Jamie Neushul was tabbed for the All-Newcomer Team. Stanford most recently captured its fifth MPSF Championship crown, and first since 2006, this past Sunday with a 6-5 victory over No. 2 UCLA. Steffens led the Cardinal with six goals over its two MPSF Championship wins while Kiley Neushul netted four. Women’s lacrosse Hannah Farr, a junior two-sport athlete at Stanford, on Wednesday became the first California native to be named women’s lacrosse Player of the Year by the MPSF. Farr, a graduate of St. Ignatius, also plays soccer for the Cardinal and was a member of the 2011 NCAA championship soccer team. She was selected lacrosse Player of the Year by conference coaches after leading Stanford to a 13-3 regular-season record and a No. 2 seed in the MPSF tournament, which began Thursday.

Tennis The Stanford men and women have something in common as both will compete in their respective NCAA tournaments beginning next week. The Cardinal women, however, will open at home while the men will have to hit the road for the second straight year. The defending NCAA champion Stanford women (16-2) will be making their 33rd consecutive postseason appearance when first-round competition gets underway at campus sites. The Cardinal was awarded the No. 11 overall seed in the postseason draw and will host Quinnipiac (13-10) in its NCAA Tournament opener. Taube Family Tennis Stadium will play host to NCAA first- and second-round competition on May 9-10. In the first round, Tulsa (17-5) faces Long Beach State (20-2) at 11 a.m., and Stanford takes on Quinnipiac at 2 p.m. On May 10, the first-round winners will meet at 1 p.m. The Cardinal women also will be well-represented among the singles and doubles selections for NCAA as the singles draw includes the entire six-member lineup of Kristie Ahn, Taylor Davidson, Caroline Doyle, Krista Hardebeck, Ellen Tsay and Carol Zhao earning an at-large spot in the field. In doubles, Stanford’s top team of Ahn and Zhao made the cut as an at-large duo. Meanwhile, the Stanford men (14-5) will be making their 35th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cardinal is headed to Waco, Texas, and will square off against Tulsa (15-12) in its opener. Host Baylor (23-5) faces Texas A&M Corpus-Christi (19-9, 6-0 Southland) in the other first-round match. The final 16 teams in both the men’s and women’s tourneys will square off at the NCAA Tennis Championships, hosted by the University of Georgia in Athens beginning May 15. The national championship matches are set for May 20. Men’s volleyball Stanford’s John Kosty has been named the 2014 MPSF Coach of the Year, the organization announced Wednesday. He also took home the honor in 2010 when he led the Cardinal to the program’s second national title. Kosty has guided the 2014 Stanford team to a 23-8 season record (.742) entering the NCAA Tournament, where the team is two wins from a third national championship. N

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Palo Alto, Gunn and SHP advance to CCS regional golf tourneys by Keith Peters t has been a season of perfection for the Palo Alto boys golf team this season, one that continued this week as the Vikings captured their second straight SCVAL Tournament title at Santa Teresa Golf Course in San Jose. Following up on its second straight 12-0 dual-meet season, Paly posted a score of 389 on Tuesday to earn an automatic berth into the Central Coast Section Regional II tourney on Wednesday at Rancho Canada (West) in Carmel Valley. Palo Alto got rounds of 5-overpar 77 from John Knowles, Sam Niethammer and Henry Hughes, but it was a 79 by Patrick Fuery that helped clinch the victory as Paly trailed by two shots before Fuery finished. “None of the guys were playing well,” explained Paly coach Doyle Knight. “But, they buckled down and stayed focus and kept their scores from getting away from them.” Matt Lewis also shot 79 for the Vikings while Alex Hwang finished with an 85, which didn’t count in the scoring. Gunn shot a team score of 394 and finished second, also advancing to the CCS Regional II next week. Jack Jaffe and Zack Tevanian paced the Titans with 3-over rounds of 75. Shai Mohan shot 76 and Adam Fleischman an 82, with Anson Cheng rounding out the scoring with an 86. Saratoga finished third with 397 strokes and also qualified for CCS. The Falcons’ Christian Galvin earned medalist honors with a 70.


Adriana Noronha

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The senior remained unbeaten in dual meets by winning the shot put and discus (a CCS-leading throw of 11911) as the Titans stayed perfect in dual meets. She also won both events at the Serra Top 7 Invitational.

The senior swimmer won three events to help the Vikings stay unbeaten in dual meets before winning the 100 fly, taking second in the 50 free and helping his team take second at the Section Challenge by scoring 41.5 points.

Honorable mention Paige Bara Palo Alto lacrosse

Annalisa Crowe Menlo-Atherton track & field

Sally Carlson Menlo-Atherton lacrosse

Ally Mayle* Sacred Heart Prep lacrosse

Parvathi Narayan Menlo lacrosse

Rachael Tsai Gunn lacrosse

Andrew Cho Palo Alto swimming

Nick Fratt Menlo-Atherton tennis

Reed Fratt Menlo-Atherton tennis

Eli Givens Palo Alto track & field

Bradley Knox Sacred Heart Prep golf

Matt Lewis Palo Alto golf * previous winner

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while Paige Anderson, Sarah McDonnell, Amalia Roth, Sama Rao and Reid Walters put up a solid defensive front. Junior Lauren Gargiulo gave Paly back the lead with a driving goal with 12 minutes left, and Bara opened up a two-goal lead six minutes later with her fourth and final goal of the match with under five minutes to play. Bara’s score proved to be crucial, as Gunn sophomore Annie Vesey bounced in a goal with three minutes remaining to cut the deficit to 10-9. Although Gunn won the ensuing draw control, the Titans could not score again, and Paly held on for the important victory. The Vikings and Titans will not face each other again in the regular season, but each team still has three more league games left to play. The Vikings will be home Friday (7 p.m.)to face St. Francis (9-1), which now rests in a threeway tie for first with Paly and Gunn. The Lancers’ only loss is to Gunn. In the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division), Menlo School remained just a game back of first

Baseball Palo Alto snapped a four-game losing streak on Senior Day with a 6-2 victory over visiting Mountain View in SCVAL De Anza Division action. The Vikings moved to 8-5 in league (12-12 overall) with only Friday’s game (4 p.m.) at Mountain View left on the regular-season schedule. Division playoffs begin next week. Senior Jack Cleasby led Paly

with a two-run homer in the first inning as the Vikings grabbed a 3-0 lead. Also in the SCVAL De Anza Division, Gunn dropped a 17-3 decision to visiting Saratoga on Senior Day and fell to 0-13 in league (2-23 overall). In the PAL Bay Division, Menlo-Atherton picked one of the warmest day of the season to have its offense go ice-cold as the Bears fell to visiting Burlingame, 6-1. The defeat dropped M-A to 5-4 and 13-9-1 overall while Burlingame improved to 2-6 and 5-14. In Belmont, Sacred Heart Prep dropped a 3-0 decision to host Carlmont and fell to 4-5 in the Bay Division (11-10 overall). The Gators managed just four hits. Softball Gunn regained sole possession of first place in the SCVAL El Camino Division race on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over host Fremont. Gunn (7-1, 13-4) took an early lead at the top of the first when Natalie Oda scored on a triple by Titans’ pitcher Iris Chin. Fremont responded in the second, putting up its own run. The game remained tied at 1 and seemed headed to extra innings until the top of the seventh when Emily Collins blasted a triple to right field to score Catherine Schwarzwalder for the winning run. In San Jose, Palo Alto’s Julia Saul tossed a six-hitter and struck out 11 to pace the Vikings to an 11-4 victory over Lynbrook. Saul won her 10th game while Paly improved to 12-9. N


off championship. The home victory also serves as payback for the Vikings after their 12-10 loss at Gunn earlier this year. For the Titans, the loss marks their first league defeat in a season that is shaping up to be one of the best in school history. Gunn was led in scoring on Wednesday by their two captains, senior Victoria Nguyen and junior Rachael Tsai, who scored four and two goals, respectively. It seemed as if Gunn’s height might pose problems for a shorter Paly squad, but the Vikings used their speed and quickness to nullify any advantage the taller Titans had. “Some of the shortest girls on our team are also some of the fastest girls,” Paly senior Kristen Destefano said. “We like to shoot low and get around (taller) defenders, so they can get off-balance.” Paly’s quickness advantage was most prevalent on the team’s draw controls, as the Vikings pounced on many of the loose balls. The

Vikings ended up winning 13 of the 21 draw controls in the game. “One of the most important things on offense is to win the draw,” Bara said. “If you don’t in the draw, it’s obviously harder to score goals. Winning the draw is the key thing that gets you on the attacking side and gets you settled in looking for your best options.” Bara and Destefano gave the Vikings a 7-5 lead at halftime by scoring the last two goals of the first half. “In general there were some really great efforts from Paige and Kristen, just holding down midfield for us,” Nesbitt said. “Obviously Paige’s speed helps, and I think Kristen had a really great control over the game talking players through things.” Gunn came out strong to start the second half, outscoring Paly 3-1 over the first 10 minutes of the period. The Titans’ run was capped off with a goal by junior Caroline Chou that tied the game at 8. Chou’s goal proved to be Gunn’s only score for the next 10 minutes, as Paly’s defense toughened up around the net. Paly goalie Meredith Kinnaman made eight saves

Meanwhile, Gunn’s Tevanian was named to the all-league team while Paly was represented by Knowles and Lewis. On Wednesday, Sacred Heart Prep rolled to an easy victory at the West Bay Athletic League championships on a hot and windy day at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy. The Gators shot 381 as a team to defeat runner-up Harker by 25 strokes. Those teams had shared the regular-season title and had secured berths into the CCS regional tournaments next week. SHP will play alongside Palo Alto on Wednesday. Sacred Heart Prep was led by the trio of Bradley Keller, Derek Ackerman and Taylor Oliver. All three carded 3-over 75s to share first place. Senior Bradley Knox was battling the flu and settled for a 6-over 78 while teammate Shane Snow also shot 78 to round out the Gators’ scoring. Menlo shot 415 as a team, finishing third, and will have to hope for an at-large berth into CCS. The Knights were led by freshman Rohin Chandra, who earned one of three individual berths into CCS regional play.

Gunn’s Victoria Nguyen (left) and Palo Alto’s Paige Bara each scored four goals during the Vikings’ 10-9 SCVAL victory on Wednesday. place following a 17-5 romp over visiting Burlingame on Wednesday. The Knights (6-1, 13-4) will host first-place Sacred Heart Prep (7-0, 13-5) on Friday (4 p.m.) in what should decide the regularseason title. Freshman Sophia Donovan led Menlo with four goals with Alli-

son Liddle providing three goals and two assists. Sacred Heart Prep remained unbeaten in the WBAL or a showdown for first place with a 17-6 victory over visiting MenloAtherton on Tuesday. The Bears fell to 3-4 (6-9-1). Sophomore Ally Mayle paced SHP with six goals. N

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led off the 400 free relay with a 49.35 leg that led to a third-place ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ÊvÀœ“Ê«>}iÊÇx® time of 3:13.17, also a season best. third with 176 in the closest meet Liang finished with 41.5 points yet. in his four events. While finishing ahead of BelMost important about those two larmine on Saturday might not relays, the Vikings finished ahead mean a lot right now of Bellarmine (seventh for Paly — neither team and fifth, respectively). played their strongest The Bells gained some hand — the Vikings measure of revenge by must realize that if the winning the 200 free reBells are ever going to lay in 1:28.09 with Paly be beaten at CCS, it fourth in 1:29.09. might have to be this Palo Alto’s Cho was year. the team’s only other The Vikings are swim winner as he took heavy with seniors like the 100 back in 53.77. Andrew Liang, William Andrew Cho Bellarmine’s closest Lee, and Scott Powell swimmer was fifth. and all had big roles Saturday Scott Hillen took the 1-meter divalong with sophomore Andrew ing event on Friday with a season Cho and freshman Alex Liang. best of 398.00 for 11 dives. Paly’s Stanford-bound Andrew Liang top divers, Reed Merrit and Mimi was the main point-getter as he Lin, missed the meet while comwon the 100 fly by nearly three peting elsewhere. seconds in 49.92 (his school reAlex Liang, Andrew’s brother, cord is 47.19), took second in the was second in the 200 free in 50 free in 21.14, swam the third 1:45.05 with Cho fifth in 1:47.76. leg of the 200 medley relay that Both finished ahead of Bellarmclocked a season-best 1:36.77 and ine’s two finalists. Alex also swam

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Heart Prep girls to a 119.5-50.5 victory over visiting King’s Academy in the final dual swim meet of the WBAL season. Howe teamed with freshman Kathryn Bower, senior Selby Sturzenegger and sophomore Kayla Holman while anchoring the 200 free relay team to a 1:37.15 clocking. That broke the previous school record of 1:37.56 set in 2009 at the CCS Championships. Howe is now part of all three SHP girls relay records and holds seven of eight individual event school marks, only missing the 100 breaststroke record. The Gators (12-0) wrapped up an undefeated dual-meet season in the WBAL and next will seek to defend its league meet championship on May 8 at SHP. The SHP boys (6-0) also finished perfect in the WBAL dualmeet season following a 106-54 win over King’s Academy. Hinrichs won two individual events and swam on two winning relays. He clocked a fast 22.13 to win the 50 free and added a 1:02.62 in the 100 back. N


Paly being regarded as the No. 2 high school team in the nation, ranked just behind New Trier (Ill.), by Swimming World Magazine. Paly later would be ranked as California’s state swim team of the year by Cal-Hi Sports. “The era was really the Golden Age of swimming for the Bay Area,” said former Paly head swim coach Ro Davis, who swam on that memorable Vikings squad in ‘64. “We had so many great swimmers all around us; many Olympians and many other top swimmers.” Following World War II, Santa Clara Valley orchards gave way to sub-divisions and country club pools, all with swim teams. Future varsity swimmers grew up knowing each other while competing together or opposed in summer leagues before moving onto to the serious AAU club teams and meets. The earliest competitive club in the valley was Santa Clara Swim Club (SCSC) founded by then-27-year-old George Haines in 1951, using the pool at Santa Clara High where he was also the swim coach. Implementing a vigorous training regimen using intervals, Haines soon had SCSC on top. The Schollander family moved from Oregon in 1962 so its future Olympic star son, Don, could swim for SCSC and enroll in Santa Clara High, class of ‘64. “Our area dominated US Swimming and the USA dominated the world in swimming,” Davis recalled. “If you wanted to compete, you knew you had to step it up.” Paly’s swim team in ‘64 included seniors Mike Siebert, Rody “Ro” Davis, Steve Kartchner, Don Lee, David Smith and Jim Waggoner. Juniors were Mike’s brother Pete, Robin Waples, John

McCrary, twins Roy and Dennis O’Connor, Doug Eisle, Rollie Grogan and Steve Virello. Nick Carter and Jim Stern were the sophomores. Juniors Rick Cassel and Mark Braunstein were divers. Unlike football with just its after school practices, varsity swimmers had morning sessions at least a couple times a week. After coach Paul Bataille’s practice ended at 4 p.m., many returned an hour later to continue training in the pool under Al and Della Sehorn, coaching the Palo Alto-Los Altos (PA-LA) swim club. “Santa Clara SC, with George Haines coaching, was great but there were a number of other great coaches like Al and Della Sehorn and Nort Thorton, all of whom I swam for. “That Paly team was so close. We really did like each other and hung out together, too. Paul Bataille was the perfect high school coach for us, too. He required us to be at his workouts, but he shortened those so many of us could get to our club workouts afterwards.” Dual meets were mostly held on Thursdays, with each school allowed two swimmers per event with points given for top three finishers. As the season opened in March, Paly dominated three opponents and then won the Santa Rosa Relays. Two weeks later, in a rare Tuesday meet, the Vikings faced Menlo-Atherton. The 200 IM matched two of the nation’s best, M-A’s Dick Roth (Class of ‘65) against Mike Siebert. Roth set a national high school record in the antiquated Paly pool while the Vikings won the meet, 57-38. Two days later, Palo Alto beat a strong Cubberley team, 54-41, in the Cougars’ pool. The following Thursday, Paly finished the season undefeated, extending a streak of 26 straight dual-meet wins. The Vikings went on to win the

a leg on the 200 free relay and 400 11th in the 200 free. On Saturday, free relay with Cho anchoring the she made the finals in the 200 fly final race. and the consolation finals in the In other races, Paly junior Win- 100 back and finished fifth and ston Wang was sixth in the 200 11th, respectively. IM (2:01.21) and Powell was fifth The SHP girls nonetheless took in the 100 breast in 1:01.16. third in the 200 medley relay in The Sacred Heart Prep boys 1:53.77, sixth in the 200 free refinished 10th out of lay (1:45.44) and sixth 11 teams, scoring 57 in the 400 free relay points. In the girls’ (3:46.80). Senior Selby meet, San Ramon ValSturzenegger had the ley also took home the best individual finish, a title with 325 points third in the 100 back in with Sacred Heart Prep 59.26. She also swam on fifth with 111.5 points the medley and 200 free and Palo Alto sixth with relays. 98. The Paly girls were Chris Hinrichs of fourth in the 200 medSHP clocked a season Ally Howe ley relay (1:54.24), best of 1:47.92 while freshman Grace Zhao taking sixth in the 200 free. was fifth in the 50 free in a He took fifth in the 500 free in season-best 24.82, Phoebe So 4:57.10 and swam the second leg was fourth in diving with 307.20 on the Gators’ 400 free relay that points, and senior Jayna Wittenclocked 3:19.77 for sixth. brink was sixth in the 100 fly The SHP girls competed with- (59.50) to highlight the Vikings’ out Stanford-bound senior Ally efforts. Howe, who is competing at the On Wednesday, Howe won two USA Swimming Grand Prix Se- individual events and swam on ries stop in Mesa, Ariz. She was two winning relays, one setting a fourth in the 200-meter back and school record, to pace the Sacred

This current high school swim season marks 50 years since the Palo Alto boys made big waves nationally with seven All-Americans who made up the country’s No. 2-ranked dual-meet team. South Peninsula Athletic League (SPAL) championship meet by scoring 102 1/2 points to host MA’s 68. At the North Coast Section (NCS) Championships at Foothill College, entrants were again limited to two events. Pete Siebert won the 100 fly going away, with Roth having failed to qualify in prelims. Waples edged Kidder in the 100 free, an event Schollander skipped despite holding the nation’s top time. The Vikings also won the 200 free relay with a meet record and captured the meet with 55 1/2 points while Santa Clara was second with 38 points. At season’s end, four Paly swimmers had their nine best individual times in the nation’s top 20 for high schools. Along with the two relay times at NCS, seven Paly swimmers were selected as High School All-Americans. Waples’ 100 free was No. 3, Mike Siebert’s 400 free was No. 5 as was Pete’s 100 fly, with Schollander No. 1 in all three. Mike’s 200 IM time trailed only Roth’s

mark. Pete’s 100 backstroke was 12th. McCrary placed 11th and 9th the 200 and 400 frees. Along with both Sieberts and Waples, Davis and the O’Connors made the list with the nation’s No. 2 times in both relays. At the 1964 Olympic Trials, both Pete and Mike Siebert, representing PA-LA, entered two events each, gaining experience but not making it past the heats. In the Tokyo Olympics that October, Yale freshman Schollander won gold in the 100 and 400 freestyle and in both relays he anchored while M-A senior Roth won gold in the 400 IM. “The ‘64 Paly team was very good and they were competing against the very best in California, the U.S. and, in fact, the world,” Davis said. “The accomplishments of that ‘64 Paly team have not been matches in 50 years, and there have been a lot of good swimmers go through there over that span.” Fifty years later, another swim season is heading toward the fin-

ish line with the SCVAL De Anza Division finals on May 9 and the CCS Championships set for May 16-17. As you might imagine, had Schollander, Roth, Pete Siebert and Robin Waples been swimming at the 2013 section finals, they would have placed either first or second in their individual events — in the girls’ division. Against the boys, only Schollander and Siebert, with their ‘64 times, would have finished in the consolation finals — barely above 13th and 16th place. In 2013, Palo Alto junior Andrew Liang won the 100 fly in 47.19. At the league finals, Liang broke the 100 fly mark set by Spitz in 1967. While the times have gotten faster (as expected) in the past 50 years and the competition keen, that memorable 1964 Palo Alto made waves nationally and truly earned its place during a golden age for high school swimming. N (Bo Crane is a 1968 graduate of Palo Alto High)


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