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Class of 2014 Palo Alto High School graduates 475 In packed school quadrangle, families celebrate with leis, balloons, flowers and cheers


ith “Pomp and Circumstance” and the gleeful tossing of mortarboards, 475 students graduated Wednesday evening from Palo Alto High School. Principal Kim Diorio, in her first year on the job, said this year’s seniors had taught her “the importance of empathy, courage and leading from the heart.” In a veiled reference to problems with student streaking

by Chris Kenrick and a federal investigation into whether Paly is compliant with anti-sexual harassment laws, Diorio said: “These last few years have been anything but easy for our school and our community. ... During this time our character has been called into question.” Events, she said, “led us to deeply question who we are, what we value and, most importantly, how we treat each other.” But facing up to the problems

rather than “plowing forward as if nothing is wrong” had led to positive change, she said. The principal, who cracked down on streaking after she took over last fall, obliquely thanked students for refraining from the practice. “Our respect for ourselves and our community trumps tradition — treat each other with respect, refrain from offending others and never tolerate acts of injustice

against another,” Diorio said. Class members gave a standing ovation to graduating senior Anthony Amanoni, who performed an original composition, “Faith in You,” and also to graduating senior Jose Torres, who told of being the first in his family to graduate from high school after five older siblings had dropped out. “We stand on the shoulders of giants. In my case, those giants are my parents,” Torres said of his mother and father, immigrants from Mexico. “They were not able to receive an education higher than middle school because they had to work

at a young age, but they always encouraged me to take advantage of my opportunities.” Torres, who plans to major in physics at the University of Redlands, said: “Being the first in my family to graduate from high school was not easy. This is a competitive and demanding school.” In a tearful tribute to his parents, partly in Spanish, Torres also singled out Paly outreach specialist Crystal Laguna and science teacher Josh Bloom for particularly helping him along the way. ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ£x®


Gunn High School graduates line up on the football field as they take their seats for commencement on May 28. For more photos, go to page 11.

Gunn grads celebrate individuality, kindness over competition Speakers remark on learning to fail, appreciating diversity and overcoming obstacles


mid the cheers, air horns and applause, the takeaway message for the Gunn High School Class of 2014 Wednesday evening was: Strive to be different. “You can’t be better,” student speaker Leon Cheong told his fellow 486 graduates. “Be different. “The problem is we try to be unique by being better than each

by Sue Dremann other,” Cheong said. The theme of seeking to make a singular, creative difference in the world rather than competitively following the pack was echoed by speaker after speaker. “We all remember the story of the tortoise and the hare,” Principal Katya Villalobos said, addressing the crowd. “In life, we are both the tortoise and the hare. In order for the turtle

to move he’s got to stick out his neck. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick out your neck. “And be kind. Always choose kindness,” she said. Gunn students have demonstrated their capacity for justice and compassion, she said. Two weeks ago when someone covered school walls with hateful messages, students helped fac-

ulty quickly cover the offending remarks with paper. Then, when a freshman girl was not invited to a dance, a group of senior girls invited the freshman to join them, she said. Guest speaker Natalie Dell O’Brian, an Olympian and bronze medalist in rowing, offered the graduates another message: Don’t be afraid to fail. There is a perception that successful people have always been at the top of their game and always knew what they wanted to do, but that isn’t the case for most people, she said. Before she became an Olympiclevel athlete, she didn’t excel in athletics. But she found a place

where she could excel when in college, and she failed many times, she said. “Losing matters,” she said, because that is where growth happens. “Your life experience is meant to be vast, and you are meant to fail,” she said. “Your world will evolve, and you will evolve with it. It comes down to living up to your own measure of success. ... Whatever that is, make it notable.” Ilan Siegel, another student speaker, noted that his generation — the Millennials — are in a prime position to take the ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ£Ó®

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Around Town

NEXT STOP, PULITZER ... Local high school journalism programs cleaned up at this year’s San Francisco Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Awards, which were presented last week at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. Gunn High School student newspaper The Oracle took home first place in the “general excellence” category as well as in layout and design. (Paly’s Verde Magazine was right on The Oracle’s heels, snagging second place in general excellence.) Gunn student photojournalist Stephanie Kim also got a third-place nod for her feature photo “Behind the scenes: construction.” Palo Alto High’s The Paly Voice got its fair share of honors, too: first place in website content and a secondplace sports photo (by Maddy Jones, “Sophomore forward Nika Woodfill controls the ball”). Eastside Preparatory School student journalists prevailed in writing categories, snagging first and second place for news story (Corrine Forward’s “Gunshots rattle school into lockdown” took first and Amanda Russell’s “Thieves wheel away bikes, then roll out of sight,” second) as well as garnering second place for an editorial (“Panther Editorial – Words of wisdom for freshmen,” also by Forward). Eastside’s student newspaper, The Eastside Panther, tailed The Oracle in layout design, with second place. The Palo Alto schools were competing in a pool of 13 Peninsula high schools. The competition drew 563 entries in 12 categories from 255 students, with 40 individuals receiving accolades, according to the press club. FUTURE, VISION, GROWTH, DISCUSSION ... The city’s community-engagement initiative, Our Palo Alto, kicked off in April and is continuing with fervor in May and June with three scoping meetings to be held as part of the visioning phase of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan update process. The first, on the “critical issues” part of this update, took place yesterday. The second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 6 to 8 p.m. at Palo Alto

High School’s English Resource Center and will focus on growth management, discussing looming questions such as “What are the regional growth trends in Silicon Valley?” and “How do we manage growth?” The focus of the third scoping meeting, “Alternative Futures,” is a bit more hazy. It will recap the two previous meetings and “discuss potential alternatives to the ‘what happens if we do nothing’ scenario,” the city’s website states. The Tuesday, June 24, meeting will take place at the Elk’s Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR ... A one-year pilot grant program launched by the city last April has been determined a wild success and, as such, renewed for a second year. The “Know Your Neighbor” program, designed to help neighbors connect with one another, offers grants to people who have innovative ideas for community events. (Last year, the grants paid for a week-long camp in the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, ending with a Friday night block party: a food truck night at Johnson Park: Barron Park’s “Movie in the Park” event and more). Last year, the City Council allocated an initial $25,000 for the program, which drew 36 grant applications, with 23 approved for a total of $18,875. The city said that more than 3,200 community members participated in the various activities. People may apply for grants for up to $1,000 to fund activities that increase communication among neighbors, enhance neighborhood pride and identity, bring neighbors together across generations and cultures, and create new and innovative ideas for neighborhood events, Palo Alto officials stated in a press release. The city is kicking off this year’s program with an informational meeting June 10 in the council chambers at City Hall. Applications will be available online on June 11 at 8 a.m. and can be submitted beginning June 16 at 8 a.m. More information on the program and the application form are posted at the city’s website ( N

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Claude Ezran enters Palo Alto’s council race Founder of city’s World Music Day looks to serve on a bigger stage by Gennady Sheyner


laude Ezran, a veteran of the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission and the founder of the city’s World Music Day, announced Tuesday that he will seek a seat on the City Council in November. In declaring his candidacy, Ezran became the first non-incumbent in Palo Alto to enter the race for the nine-member council, which could see as many as five new members next year. Councilman Larry Klein will term out this year and Councilwoman Gail Price, who is now completing her first term, said she will not be seeking a second one. Of the other three council members whose first terms are expiring this year, only Councilman Greg Scharff said he plans to run again. Mayor Nancy Shepherd and Councilwoman Karen Holman have yet to declare their plans. Ezran, a native of France who moved to Palo Alto 24 years ago, recently completed his second term on the city’s Human Relations Commission, which focuses on is-

sues relating to social justice, police oversight and human services. As a commissioner between 2008 and March of this year, he helped evaluate the needs of local nonprofits seeking government grants and was a leading advocate for having Palo Alto take public stances on national issues such as campaign finance and marriage equality. At times, his positions went beyond the council mainstream. In October 2012, Ezran urged the council to support a constitutional amendment that specifies that corporations are not people. The amendment, which was spearheaded by the group “Move to Amend,” was a response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which affirmed a corporation’s right to spend on independent campaigns. Ezran argued that the decision has given corporate interests outsized influence and that the ruling is “eroding democracy” and “putting our nation on a path of gradual decline.” The council ul-

timately voted not to support an amendment but to submit a letter voicing the city’s opposition to the Citizens United ruling. Ezran also had a hard time convincing the council to stop providing grants to Catholic Charities, a nonprofit whose parent organization faced criticism for not offering adoption services to same-sex couples. The organization faced a lawsuit in Illinois, where the state and the American Civil Claude Ezran Liberties Union (ACLU) alleged discrimination by Catholic Charities against gay couples. Despite Ezran’s urging to the contrary, both the Human Relations Commission and the council supported continuing the grants after learning that the local chapter of Catholic Charities has not been subject to any discrimination complaints.

Ezran was far more successful in his 2009 bid to launch World Music Day in Palo Alto. The street festival has become an annual tradition, with dozens of musicians and thousands of visitors flocking to University Avenue on Father’s Day. The festival is now in its sixth year and employs a staff supervisor. A native of Saint-Cloud, France, Ezran modeled the event on similar endeavors around the globe. In an interview Tuesday, Ezran told the Weekly that with his commission tenure now completed, he felt the time was perfect to take the next step in civic service. He praised the current council and City Hall management, saying that on the whole city leadership is doing a good job (“It’s not like I’m running to ‘throw the rascals out,’” he said). Still, there’s room for improvement, particularly when it comes to planning for growth, Ezran said. “Recently, history has shown that we were giving probably too many benefits to developers and sometimes the city has not gotten

its fair share,” Ezran said. He singled out the city’s “planned community zoning” (PC) process, which allows developers to barter so-called public benefits for zoning exemptions. Last year, after years of community consternation and the failure of two controversial PC proposals to win approval (a housing development on Maybell Avenue and an office project on Page Mill Road), the council agreed to place a moratorium on the zoning designation until reforms are enacted. Ezran stressed the importance of balancing the city’s needs with those of developers and pointed to the infamous example of Caffe Riace, where a Sheridan Avenue plaza intended as a public benefit for nearby residences was ultimately turned into a seating area for the restaurant. “I want to balance between what the developers get and what the city gets,” Ezran told the Weekly. “That means quantifying (continued on page £È)


With superintendent selected, school board prepares contract Hiring of Glenn ‘Max’ McGee scheduled for discussion next week


he Palo Alto Board of Education this week met to work out the contract terms for Illinois education veteran Glenn “Max” McGee, chosen last week to be the new superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District. The board officially offered McGee the position — and McGee accepted — after touring the public Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora, Illinois, where he served as president for six years. “I think when I first saw his resume, I looked at it as, ‘This is what you would want to design if you were trying to build the background of someone for Palo Alto,’” board President Barb Mitchell told the Weekly. “I think that many of the areas that he has focused his time on are a great fit for our community. It really reflects a passion and advocacy for creative and innovative improvements for all students.” She referenced multiple efforts to encourage innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs at IMSA and a reading initiative he launched as superintendent of Wilmette School District 39 after a report, conducted by the district, found a widening gap between boys’ and girls’ academic performance. She said she was also impressed with his rapport with

students and staff at IMSA, addressing every person who walked by by first name. “That said a lot about the depth of his relationships,” she said. On last week’s trip, Mitchell, three other school board members and a group of Palo Alto education officials met with about 15 of McGee’s former colleagues, from IMSA faculty to the former president of the teachers’ association in Wilmette, where Glenn “Max” McGee he was superintendent for five years before joining IMSA. The public school district serves about 3,500 students with four elementary schools, one middle school and one junior high school (grades 7 and 8). Mitchell said the former teachers’ association president described a “turnaround” that McGee led in the district, which had been dealing with acrimony over employee relations before he was hired. “That was important for us to hear, too, that he has a history of strong accomplishments but also of working well with a variety of individuals who have complex interests. ... (It isn’t always) easy for

by Elena Kadvany superintendents to succeed in the way he has,” Mitchell said. McGee, also a former state superintendent, is currently head of school at a private, Chinese-backed STEM boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. Though he said the decision to leave the Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science — a startup venture he helped build from the ground up since leaving IMSA in 2013 — was a difficult one, he said he was won over by the Palo Alto entourage’s visit last week. “I walked away from that thinking, ‘These are the kinds of people I would like to serve, with whom I can collaborate to make a difference,’” he told the Weekly in Illinois last week. “I came away feeling really positive about the final decision to sign on.” McGee is scheduled to speak at the school board’s final meeting of the year on June 17. The board held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the terms of his contract. When current Superintendent Kevin Skelly was hired in May 2007, his initial contract included a base salary that started at $225,000, with promised incremental increases of $11,250 at the end of his first year, a boost of $11,813 at the end of his second year and then a third increase of $12,403. He also received a $1 million interest-free

loan to help purchase a house within the district, plus a $25,000 moving-expense reimbursement. The contract also included a car allowance of $750 a month for a vehicle used for district business. Prior to Tuesday’s closed session of the board, the public was allowed to comment. Leslie Braun, a former longtime college adviser at Palo Alto High School, voiced concern about the district’s recent hiring decisions and urged the board to think carefully about why McGee is interested in taking the helm in Palo Alto. “I believe that the district has made several poor hiring decisions in the past few years,” Braun said. “It is now at a critical juncture in light of the resignation of our current superintendent.” She referenced the “revolving door” of the Paly principal’s office, from Fred Dreir’s two-year tenure in the early 2000’s to Sandra Pearson’s return to help from 2002 to 2004 and Phil Winston’s three years, from 2010 to 2013. “We have not made good choices,” Braun said. “There should not be six or seven principals going through a high school in a span of 10 years. There just needs to be more continuity.” Braun also reviewed McGee’s resume, ending with his latest post in Princeton and posing the question: “Why is Dr. McGee

interested in PAUSD after only a year at this school?” Mitchell responded that the school district recruited McGee. He, like three out of the four semifinalists for the job, did not proactively apply for the position. “I think hiring a superintendent is the most important job that the board does, and it’s why we’ve been very careful in the process we’ve undertaken and the people that we brought in to build consensus around this decision,” Mitchell said. “I come before you not representing myself, (but) probably representing many of my peer groups (in) saying, ‘Please, make the right choice,’” Braun said. “I hope Dr. McGee is the right choice. You obviously feel it is.” McGee’s appointment will be up for discussion at the board’s meeting on Tuesday, June 3, and for action on June 17. N Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@

In next week’s edition Look for next week’s indepth cover story about Glenn “Max” McGee, the new superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District.

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Parking takes center stage in downtown debate

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alo Alto residents and council members routinely lament downtown’s worsening parking crisis, but a new study indicates that the area actually has enough spots to accommodate the recent surge in office development. This conclusion, however, comes with a caveat: Downtown’s parking supply is only sufficient if the residential neighborhoods surrounding the commercial core are willing to share the free parking on their blocks with commuters. From the city’s perspective, that’s a significant sticking point. At Wednesday night’s review of the new Downtown Cap study — an in-depth analysis performed by the firm Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners that aims to measure downtown’s capacity for further development — several Planning and Transportation Commission members made it clear that the current situation, with downtown commuters filling up residential

address not just new supply but better management of existing facilities,” the study states. “The overall parking supply is sufficient to meet demand, if the community accepts that many downtown employees park for free on neighborhood streets.” Just about everyone agreed on Wednesday that that’s a big “if.” Michael Griffin, a Downtown North resident and former planning commissioner, made it clear the neighborhood has no intention of accepting any such thing. “I think it goes without saying that it is not acceptable to the community,” Griffin said. Commissioner Michael Alcheck agreed and called downtown parking a “complex problem.” “I’ve been a very strong advocate of exploring parking-permit ideas, and I don’t necessarily accept this notion that residents in our downtown neighborhoods have to fight hard to be able to park in front of their homes,” Alcheck said.

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by Gennady Sheyner ith their squat stature, glass walls and deliberately modest designs, Eichler-style houses look nothing like the opulent mansions often associated with wealth and booming real-estate values. So when a Palo Alto property owner decided to take down an Eichler home and replace it with a larger two-story residence, the plan touched off a storm of protest from neighbors of his Palo Verde block, who successfully argued that the contrast between the home proposed for 3558 Louis Road and the Eichlers around it is much too stark. At the heart of the opposition is the Eichler Swim and Tennis Club, which was designed by A. Qunicy Jones and opened in 1958, with builder Joseph Eichler himself cutting the ribbon, according to the club. Earlier this month, the Louis Road club’s board of governors alerted its members to the change and voted to send a letter to the city, urging that the design be reconsidered. “We are not opposed to a larger home being built on that site, but we believe that the structure as currently planned is not in keeping with the midcentury modern aesthetic that Eichler homes and the Eichler Swim and Tennis Club represent,” Harvey Schloss, president of the club’s board of governors, wrote in a notice to the members. “The 300 member families of the club are its owners, and we believe as owners we have a stake in ensuring that the club does not become a curious anachronism in its own neighborhood.” Disputes over Eichler renovations and demolitions are far from new in Palo Alto. The philosophy behind the popular homes emphasizes open spaces and natural light, and residents who live in Eichlers have expressed concerns about the prospect of multi-story homes going up next door and potentially impacting their light, privacy and neighborhood character. In the Palo Alto Eichler neighborhoods of Fairmeadow and Greenmeadow, certain areas have zoning restrictions that prohibit two-story homes. Palo Verde doesn’t have such restrictions, so residents are instead relying on political pressure. Opponents of the proposed home, a bulky structure with two tiers of gabled roofs, sent what project architect Andrew Young called a “flood of emails,” arguing that the new building isn’t consistent with the Eichler aesthetic. The swim club itself filed an official letter with the city’s planning department, noting that it just completed its own renovation and “at every turn have taken

A two-story home proposed for Louis Road in Palo Alto has come under fire for being too dissimilar from its low-slung, midcentury modern neighbors. This plan is now undergoing revision. care to retain or restore the original look of an Eichler building.” “We recognize that things change over time, and it is not uncommon for a homeowner to turn an historic Eichler into a two-story home,” the letter from the Club states. “We note, however, that owners in our immediate neighborhood have successfully honored the midcentury modern architectural legacy even as they significantly increased the size of their homes.” “We are concerned that our club not become an anachronism, divorced from its architectural heritage as an integral part of a neighborhood. We urge you and the department to take that into consideration as you review this proposal and others in the area, with an eye toward preserving an important part of Palo Alto’s history and legacy.” Ami Knoefler, a neighborhood resident and club member, told the Weekly she is one of many area residents who are concerned about new developments threatening their neighborhood’s character. She and her neighbors have argued that the proposal isn’t compliant with the city’s guidelines for single-family neighborhoods and that the building’s proposed mass, height and scale contrast with the other homes on the street. “In addition, architecturally and stylistically, it’s inconsistent with the historical swim club and its associated features,” Knoefler said. Her concerns aren’t limited to this single proposal. Palo Alto should do a better job in general in protecting Eichler homes, she said. To that effect, she is considering launching a petition to create a single-story overlay district in the Palo Verde section near the club. The city, she said, should be a national leader in protecting Eichlers. “Palo Alto has the largest concentration of Eichler homes in the region, and they’re very quickly being destroyed for new construction,” Knoefler said. While the proposed design for 3558 Louis Road is still slated to be two stories, the residents’ concerns have already had an effect. City planners and architects have

agreed to defer the decision on the project and to change the design. City Planner Lee Mei notified residents of the change in an email on May 23. “In response to neighbor concerns and general discussion of neighborhood issues with planning staff, the applicant (architect) is revising the building design and has requested the (Individual Review) be deferred until after revised drawings have been filed,” Mei wrote. Young, principal architect at local firm Young and Borlik Architects, said the firm plans to make dramatic changes to “meet the expectations of the neighborhood.” The massing in the new plans will be “changed dramatically to be more in line with the surroundings,” he said. The gabled roofs will be removed from the first floor, and there will be more horizontal roof plans. The second floor will also be set back farther. “The horizontal nature of the house is much more in keeping with the Eichler neighborhood,” Young told the Weekly. He stressed, however, that the traditional Eichlers of the sort that went up in the neighborhood in the late 1950s are nearly impossible to replicate today. Modern building codes have more stringent standards about everything from seismic safety to insulation and attic space, he said. “Eichlers are a great style, but you could not build a true Eichler today under current guidelines,” he said. Even so, the revised design will aim to make the house “more contextual in terms of the design guidelines of Palo Alto and compatibility.” “We’re sensitive to what the neighbors have to say,” Young said. “We’re definitely trying to address their concerns.” N

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Upfront received in crafting the decision and the conditions of approval.” The city’s conditions of approval require Stanford to provide a map showing that “all locations on the property are accessible for firefighting operations” and mandate that Stanford work with the city’s fire department to “assure that any areas which cannot be reached with fire hose deployed off of fire engines will be protected by hose outlets or other approved features.” Despite the project’s scope and density, it has sailed through the city’s planning process with relative ease, largely because it was all but approved in 2005, when the city and Stanford entered into the Mayfield Agreement. The agreement granted Stanford permission to build 250 units on two sites around Stanford Research Park (the other housing project is on El Camino Real) and requires the university to lease to the city 6 acres on the corner of Page Mill Road and El Camino for $1 per year for 51 years. The university was also required to build soccer fields on the corner and turn them over to the city, which it did in 2006. Given this arrangement, the city’s architectural board had no qualms about unanimously signing off on the plan on March 20. Balin argues in the appeal that Stanford should


Stanford faces appeal for California Avenue housing complex Plan to build 180 housing units wins planning-commission support but faces challenge from resident


long-planned proposal by Stanford University to build 180 housing units on California Avenue earned the enthusiastic endorsement of Palo Alto’s planning commissioners Wednesday night, despite a formal appeal from a neighbor who says that the development violates Palo Alto’s fire code. The Planning and Transportation Commission voted 6-0, with Eric Rosenblum recusing himself, to approve the tentative map for the proposed development at 1451-1601 California Ave., which includes 113 multi-family units and 68 single-family homes. The development is part of Stanford’s 2005 Mayfield Agreement with the city, a deal that also entitles the university to build another housing complex on El Camino Real. The commission’s approval, coupled with recent endorsements

by Gennady Sheyner by the city’s Architectural Review Board and planning staff, brings the housing project close to the end of Palo Alto’s approval process. The next step for Stanford is withstanding the appeal, which was filed earlier this month by College Terrace neighborhood resident Fred Balin. In his appeal, which the City Council will consider on June 9, Balin cites traffic engineer Tom Brohard of the firm Tom Brohard and Associates, who found two violations of the city’s fire code in Stanford’s application. Brohard was commissioned by Balin and his wife. First, the roads on Columbia and Amherst streets are too narrow to accommodate fire trucks, the review found. The fire code states that the roads should be a minimum of 26 feet wide “where a fire hydrant is located on the

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fire-access road,” Brohard wrote in his report. Both of these streets are 24 feet wide, which means they would have to be widened to meet compliance. Brohard also pointed to a provision of the fire code that states that dead-end fire-access roads measuring between 151 and 500 feet long must have a way for a fire truck to turn around at the end of the road. Two driveways off Columbia Street in the proposed project map are about 250 feet in length, which means that they must end in a cul-de-sac, a 60-foot “Y” or a 120-foot “hammerhead” design, Brohard wrote. Balin raised these concerns in April, before planning staff issued its recommendation. When asked about his comments in late April, Planning Director Hillary Gitelman told the Weekly that staff “did consider the traffic comments we

be required to make some changes to the project’s roadways before it gets the city’s final approval. Stanford “can easily redesign the project to resolve the two code violations,” Balin wrote. For example, it could shift four residences near Dartmouth Street to enable fire trucks to turn around. And Columbia and Amherst streets could be widened to 26 feet. In addition to the fire-code issues, the appeal alleges the new housing would create congestion on Columbia and would create hazards for school children. The city is requiring the installation of four crosswalks at the intersection of California and Columbia, under the assumption that this would be the route most frequently used by students. But the intersection doesn’t have stop signs, unlike at Bowdoin and Hanover streets, which have a three-way stop and a traffic light, respectively. The appeal recommends instead that Stanford “begin a process with the neighborhood for the best and safest pathway and solutions for bicyclists and pedestrians heading in and out of the development and to and from Stanford Avenue.” At Wednesday’s hearing, Balin ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊ£x)


New Stanford hospital preps for the ‘big one’ Building designed to withstand a devastating earthquake by Sue Dremann

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Atherton urges Surf Air to fly at higher altitudes Taking a new approach in efforts to reduce airplane noise over Atherton, the town is sending a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration urging that planes fly at a higher altitude until closer to the San Carlos Airport. (Posted May 27, 3:29 p.m.)

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hen a large earthquake hits the Bay Area, the new seven-story Stanford Hospital, currently under construction, is expected to literally skate right through it, according to hospital officials. Of all the new features of the 824,000-square-foot facility that are being lauded by officials — a new trauma center, 17 operating rooms and five gardens with walking trails — there are 206 that visitors will never see. And they could turn out to be the most critical to patient care. Hidden beneath the structure will be base isolators, 2.5- to 4-ton steel plates that roll on metal bearings to allow the rigid building to sway. Each base isolator is mounted on a piling that rises above the concrete foundation. They move much like giant roller skates, said Jennifer Costa, Stanford University Medical Center spokeswoman for planning design and construction. In an earthquake, the entire structure will be able to rock a total of 6 feet, or 3 feet in any direction, which should prevent the building from damage when the “big one” hits, Costa said. Stanford is building the new facility to meet state requirements for seismic safety as well as to expand its services in light of high local and regional demand. Stanford is the only Level 1 trauma center on the Peninsula between

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At the new Stanford Hospital, base isolators have been placed on pedestals in the building’s foundation to act as roller skates under the building during an earthquake. The isolators allow the building to shift up to 6 feet during a seismic event. San Jose and San Francisco, and it often takes cases from as far away as San Benito County. Level 1 is the highest ranking of care. Having an expanded, technologically advanced facility is not only critical to care during a disaster, but the building itself must also be able to weather a powerful earthquake. The new hospital is designed to withstand up to a magnitude-8 temblor, Costa said. The building will also have a 6-foot “floating wall” between an adjacent parking garage and the trauma center. The parking structure, large enough to accommodate 900 cars, can be converted into a triage center in the event

of a catastrophe and connects directly to the emergency room, Costa said. Once the new hospital is completed, the complex will also have an additional 368 beds, bringing the total to 600 on site. The new trauma center will be twice the size of the current facility. The next construction phase, involving structural steel, is scheduled for late June to early July. The hospital is expected to be completed by 2017 and to open its doors in early 2018. Seismic upgrades to the older hospital, built in the 1950s and expanded in the 1980s, will follow after the new hospital’s completion, Costa said. N



Clockwise, from top: A Palo Alto High School graduate points to his classmates as he walks during the commencement ceremony on May 28; Gunn High School graduates, from left, Aron Sarmasi, Rebecca Vincent, Alan Oesterle, Ian Malone and Anubhan Jaiswal cheer on their classmates as they receive their diplomas; a Palo Alto High graduate Andrew Liang celebrates during the commencement ceremony; Palo Alto High graduate Caroline Nore is embraced by friend Sarah Tayeri, after the commencement ceremony; Palo Alto High graduates pose for a picture after they walk the stage at their commencement ceremony; from left, aunt Barbara Osborne, family friend Alessandro Carlotta, parents Elisabetta Viani Pugliesi and Jody Pugliesi take photos of twins Antonio and Maria Pugliesi after they graduated from Gunn High School. On the cover: A Gunn High School graduate’s cap reads “Just Did It 2014”; photo by Veronica Weber.

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More on graduation posted on Go to to see more photographs and to hear audio clips from Gunn’s and Paly’s commencement ceremonies. Also find lists of the graduates from area high schools. On Instagram, check out Paly and Gunn grad photos on instagram/ PaloAltoOnline. Also, read a blog post by a college counselor, “Congratulations To Grads (Parents, Please Step To The Back),” at PaloAltoOnline. com/blogs. N





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world’s challenges of global warming and social injustice head-on, in no small part due to the advent of social media. “We are the generation that watched a simple tweet help topple a dictator overnight,” he said. “We are at the brink of a new world.” Gunn students have also benefited from the school’s diversity, he said. “We have grown up in one of the most diverse schools in the nation. We all see firsthand what is possible.” Families and friends of some graduates echoed that sentiment. Norman Morales, father of graduate Maricela Morales, said his daughter is the first member of her family to go to college. “It means a lot. She has had a lot of hurdles in her life that she has hopped. I am very proud of her today,” he said. Jessica Cervantes held an air horn while she watched a friend of hers graduate, and she reflected on how struggles and determination can lead to achievement. “She had a baby in high school. I’m really proud of her for keeping up her education and graduating,” Cervantes said. “A lot of people didn’t think she was going to make it.” Cervantes said her friend plans to attend community college. Musical selections were performed by the Gunn High School band, with Sandra Lewis and Todd Summer directing. Villalobos welcomed families and graduates, giving special praise to all of the teachers who have educated the class through the years. Justice Tention-Palmer, student body president, led the Pledge of Allegiance. He was one of two students, including Evelyn Vaughn, who were awarded the Faculty Cup, an award that since 1966 has recognized the qualities, principles and values of a Gunn High School education. Those principles include confidence, creative thinking, and social and ethical responsibility, Villalobos said. She also presented teacher Cindy Peters with the President’s Cup, marking her as an outstanding educator. Senior Class Officers Janet Titzler and Nabeel Chollampat presented the class gift, Bose speakers, to the school to make events more pleasurable on the quad, Titzler said. The real surprise came when students excited to graduate took off their mortarboards and flung them into the air. “Wait!” Villalobos shouted, asking them to pause until the official certification of their graduation was declared. But by the time that final announcement came, more than half of the hats were already off. N Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@


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Police give chase, arrest man on grad night A burglary suspect who was attending Palo Alto High School’s graduation Wednesday was at the wrong place at the wrong time, with police officers recognizing him at the ceremony, chasing him through the neighborhood and eventually arresting him. Andre John McBride was arrested after a foot chase in which he hopped fences, ran across the train tracks and entered residential yards on Alma Street and Embarcadero Road, police said Thursday. He was wanted on three warrants relating to burglary and grand theft. These include an April 25 shoplifting episode in Nordstrom at the Stanford Shopping Center, an April 24 theft of two laptops and a wallet from a residence in the 1400 block of Tasso Street and an auto burglary in September 2013 on Princeton Street, in which cash was taken from an unoccupied car. Police began following McBride, 20, at around 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after Palo Alto High School’s school resource officer spotted the East Palo Alto resident at graduation and recognized him as a suspect in the three thefts. Just after the ceremony was over, officers approached McBride and he allegedly fled on foot. Three officers, including the school resource officer, gave chase. Police said McBride hopped fences, crossed the bike path just east of Paly and ran across the Caltrain tracks, making his way to Alma. He then allegedly entered the yard of a home on the 1100 block of Alma before climbing over the fence of another home on the 100 block of Embarcadero. As he emerged from that yard, he tripped as he stepped off a high curb on Embarcadero, injuring himself in the process, police said. Officers arrested McBride near the high school, by the Embarcadero Road underpass, around 7 p.m. N — Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner

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Palo Alto police credit electronic tracking systems for leading to the arrest of an alleged car thief at Town & Country Village Monday. Tony Nathan Cota, 44, of Fresno, was arrested inside CVS pharmacy and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony vehicle theft, felony possession of narcotics and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Late Monday afternoon in San Jose, Cota allegedly stole a vehicle that had been parked and temporarily unoccupied with the key left in the ignition, police said. The car contained not only a LoJack vehicle-tracking system but also the car owner’s iPhone, with GPS tracking software app “Find My iPhone.� San Jose police used the app to track the stolen car, a black 2013 Audi S-5 coupe, and alerted Palo Alto police just before 6 p.m. that they tracked it to the Town & Country Village parking lot at 855 El Camino Real. Palo Alto police officers kept the Audi under observation until 7 p.m. in hopes the suspect would return, but he did not. As officers began to process the car for evidence, one of them observed a man matching the suspect’s description walking into CVS, and Cota was arrested inside without incident. Officers also found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on his person, police said. N — Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Toddlers from Palo Alto’s Crescent Park neighborhood and preschoolers from St. Elizabeth Seton School gathered at Eleanor Pardee Park Tuesday morning to assist Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd with a ribbon cutting that officially re-opened the park’s tot lot. The toddler-dedicated area was renovated as part of a $600,000 project that also included re-paving the park’s asphalt pathways and installing a more efficient irrigation system to reduce water waste, among other improvements. The tot lot’s updates include new equipment, bright blue rubber surfacing and a 42-inch fence enclosing the space so that parents can let their children run free inside. “It’s turning out to be a beautiful park,� Shepherd said, addressing the young attendees at the park on Center Drive. “My grandson is 2-and-a-half years old and he’s going to want to play in it just like you.� The park’s age 5-and-up playground has remained open during the renovations, as most of the improvements have been focused on the toddler area. The park’s improvements include repairing and retrofitting the existing irrigation system, and adding new benches, tables, barbecues and drinking fountains. The tot lot is now the “most up-to-date� of all of Palo Alto’s toddler playgrounds, Shepherd said. N — Lena Pressesky

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Student body president and graduating senior Parker Devine likened the four years of high school to his memory of going to his first middle-school dance as a seventh grader — awkward at first, but better and better as the time went on and he made more and more friends. Graduating senior Kate Marinkovich spoke of learning to deal with life’s uncertainties and disappointments and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s decisions. “At Paly we’ve experienced uncertainty over friends, uncertainty over the rigor of courses, uncertainty about how we’ll choose extracurriculars and uncertainty about who we really are or want to be,” she said. “Every moment until now has prepared us for the uncertainty of life we’re about to face. “We’re about to be faced with the best electives we’ve ever seen ... and there will be no graduation requirement — it’s all up to us,” she said. “I’m certain that I’m graduating from high school; I’m certain that I’m going to college ... and I’m certain that uncertainty still scares me, but I think I’m ready to stop rolling my eyes.” Graduating senior Lande Watson said she had come to realize that in focusing too much on seemingly big decisions, like college, she’d failed to adequately appreciate the equal or greater importance of “smaller decisions that in totality would determine much of who I’d become. “It’s the thousands of little decisions you make every day that paint a portrait of the life you wish to live, the person you become and the world you wish to inhabit,” Watson said, citing the examples of choices such as buying books on Amazon versus supporting local bookstores, or “buying school supplies at Walmart because it’s closer to home or at Costco because they believe in a living wage for workers. “This applies to all of life,” Watson said. “By standing silent

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argued that the commission’s decision is premature and that the vote should wait until after the council rules on his appeal. The subdivision map approved by the commission would have to be withdrawn, he said, if the council agrees with Brohard’s findings about the fire-code violations. Despite his argument, planning commissioners said the issues raised in the appeal have no bearing on their decision on the map. Commissioner Carl King and Michael Alcheck both said they support moving the project forward, even with the understanding that the map could be subject to future revisions if the council were to uphold the appeal. N

... we vote for the behavior we deem acceptable. By facing others with kindness and openness or doubt and distrust, we vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” Musical performances came from graduating senior Talia Brown and the duo Remi Wolf and Chloe Zilliac. Student Activities Director and Japanese teacher Matt Hall announced that the Viking Award, which he called “the highest honor a senior can get,” would go to Marinkovich “for her demonstrated kindness, integrity and commitment to others.” For the past two years Marinkovich has led Paly’s chapter of Best Buddies, a national organi-

zation that matches students with disabilities in one-to-one friendships with peers. Diorio acknowledged five faculty and staff members retiring this year — Earl Hansen, Susan Lee, Mike McNulty, Mary Puorro and Jenny Stone — as well as Paly’s “205 professional educators who have worked tirelessly over the past four years to make this moment possible.” To parents, she said, “Thank you for entrusting your children to our care these past four years, and thank you for raising such great young men and women.” N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

CityView A round-up

of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council The council did not meet this week.

Council Finance Committee (May 27) Budget: The committee tentatively approved the city’s capital improvement program for fiscal year 2015 and recommended approval of the proposed budgets for the city’s retiree fund and the Department of Public Works. Yes: Unanimous

Parks and Recreation Commission (May 27) Master plan: The commission heard an update on the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Facilities Master plan. Action: None Foothills: The commission heard a report from its ad hoc committee on the 7.7-acre property near Foothills Park that the council agreed to dedicate as parkland. Action: None

Planning and Transportation Commission (May 28) Charter: The commission approved staff’s proposal for sites that should be included in the city’s housing inventory as part of the 2015-23 Housing Element. Yes: Unanimous Stanford: The commission approved the tentative map for Stanford University’s proposed housing development at 1451-1601 California Ave., which includes 180 housing units. Yes: Alcheck, Gardias, Keller, King, Michael, Tanaka Abstained: Rosenblum Downtown: The commission discussed the first phase of the Downtown Cap Study. Action: None

NOTICE OF HEARING ON REPORT AND ASSESSMENT FOR WEED ABATEMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 13, 2014 the Fire Chief of the City of Palo Alto filed with the City Clerk of said city a report and assessment on abatement of weeds within said city, a copy of which is posted on the bulletin board at the entrance to the City Hall. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on June 16, 2014 at the hour of seven p.m. or as soon thereafter in the Council Chambers of said City Hall, said report and assessment list will be presented to the City Council of said City for consideration and confirmation, and that any and all persons interested, having any objections to said report and assessment list, or to any matter of thing contained therein, may appear at said time and place and be heard. DONNA J. GRIDER, MMC CITY CLERK

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE BROADCAST LIVE ON KZSU, FM 90.1 CABLECAST LIVE ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL 26 ***************************************** THIS IS A SUMMARY OF COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS. THE AGENDA WITH COMPLETE TITLES INCLUDING LEGAL DOCUMENTATION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE BELOW WEBPAGE: JUNE 02, 2014 (TENTATIVE) AGENDA – SPECIAL MEETING – COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 6:00 PM CLOSED SESSION 1. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS - Police and Fire CONSENT CALENDAR 2. Finance Committee 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 3. Approval of Agreements with the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its Member Agencies for the Funding of Construction of San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection Projects 4. Recommendation for Council Approval to Extend the Current Regional Animal Care and Control Services Contract with the City of Los Altos and Town of Los Altos Hills For Five Additional Years 5. Approval of Resolution Approving the City’s Participation in the Santa Clara County Home Consortium for Purposes of Securing Federal Home Funding 6. Adoption of a Resolution Approving, and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute, a Power Management and Administrative Services Agreement, Amended and Restated Facilities Agreement, Amended and Restated Scheduling Coordination Program Agreement and the Second Amended and Restated Pooling Agreement with the Northern California Power Agency 7. Council Review of an Appealed Architectural Review Approval located at 1451-1601 California Avenue for the Demolition of Approximately 290,220 square feet of existing R&D/office space and construction of 180 dwelling units, which includes 68 detached single family units and 112 multi-family units, as part of the 2005 Mayfield Development Agreement. Environmental Assessment: City of Palo Alto/Stanford Development Agreement and Lease Project Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse No. 2003082103) (STAFF REQUESTS THIS ITEM BE CONTINUTED TO 6/9/14) 8. Policy and Services Committee Recommendation to the City Council Approval of the Expenditure of up to $84,000 for FY2015 for Teen Programs Using Net Revenue Collected from 455 Bryant Street Rent 9. SECOND READING: Adoption of Ordinance for the Use of Online or Electronic Filing of Campaign Statements, (First Reading, May 12, 2014, Passed: 9-0) 10. Council Adoption of a Resolution Determining Zero Property Tax Exchange on the Annexation of Lands of Bower and Shaw at 830 Los Trancos Road to the West Bay Sanitary District 11. Adoption of Resolution Calling a General Municipal Election of Five Council Members, Requesting the Services of the Registrar of Voters, and Ordering the Consolidation of the Election 12. Adoption of a Park Improvement Ordinance for the Magical Bridge Playground Project. 13. SECOND READING: Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code to Change the Regular Meeting Start Time from 7:00pm to 6:00pm; Amend the Council’s Procedures to Reflect the 6:00pm Meeting Start Time 14. Approval of Funding of $50,000 Per Year for Years Two Through Five, for a Total Amount Not-To-Exceed $250,000 for Agreement Number S13147834 with the Fire Safe Council for Stewardship Services to Fulfill the Treatment Work Indicated in the Foothills Fire Management Plan 15. Approval of a Sister City Renewal Agreement with Oaxaca, Mexico ACTION ITEMS 16. PUBLIC HEARING: Consider Council Adoption of an Ordinance Modifying: (1)Chapter 18.16 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) to: (a)Address Sidewalk Width and Building Setbacks (Setback and “build-to” Line Standards, and Context Based Design Criteria) Along El Camino Real, and (b) Reduce the Allowable Floor Area Ratio on CN Zoned Sites Where Dwelling Units are Permitted at 20 Units Per Acre; and (2) PAMC Chapter 18.04 to Adjust the Definition of Lot Area and Add a Definition for “Effective Sidewalk”. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of CEQA per section 15305 (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations). (continued from 4/21/14) 17. Discussion and Approval of the Infrastructure Funding Plan and Preliminary Approval of the Transient Occupancy Tax Increase Ballot Measure Language and Approval of Resolution Calling Election for Transient Occupancy Tax Including Ballot Language 18. Review and Direction to Staff of the Administrative Draft of the 2015-2023 Housing Element Update 19. Colleagues Memo Regarding the Animal Shelter STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM to discuss: 1) Approval of staff plan that would reduce costs and increase efficiencies by contracting certain street sweeping services and by reducing the frequency of sweeping in residential areas to every other week during the non-leaf season, 2) Report of Results of the Two-Cart Waste Collection Pilot and Discussion of the Next Steps That Would Help Move the City Toward Its Zero Waste Goals, 3) Audit of the Solid Waste Program, and 4) Transmittal of Library Oversight Committee Financial Reports.

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how much developers really are getting and how much the city is really getting. The in-depth analysis has not always been done and when done, not done correctly.” In announcing his candidacy, Ezran listed as his priorities “preserving the quality of life”; addressing the city’s infrastructure needs (including a new public-safety building); and solving downtown’s parking issues

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in recent years,” the study states. More than half of downtown’s total non-residential development since 1986 has been built over the past three years — more than 100,000 square feet in the past two years. Downtown’s vacancy rate, which stood at 9 percent in 2009, dropped to 2 percent in 2013. Though the growth inevitably means more cars, a survey included in the study shows that more than half of the people who come to downtown Palo Alto don’t drive at all. The survey, which asked 501 downtown respondents (including employees, visitors and residents) about their traveling habits, found that 44 percent of the employees who commute to Palo Alto from elsewhere rely on their cars, while 51 percent take public transit. Employees who live in Palo Alto drive to downtown alone at a higher rate (48 percent), with the balance split between public transit (30 percent), walking and biking (9 percent each), and carpooling (4 percent). Furthermore, the survey found that less than half of the people who visit downtown (but don’t work there) drive alone. That rate is 32 percent among visitors from Palo Alto and 40 percent among visitors from other cities. The study indicated that significantly more commuters than in the past are getting to downtown without using their cars. Boardings at the downtown Caltrain station are up by 51 percent since 2009, according to the study. Even with the high rate of transit use, commissioners agreed that downtown parking is a major problem. Jessica Sullivan, the city’s parking manager, said most commuters prefer to park on the streets, with parking lots as a second choice and garages as a third. This has left residents in the Professorville and Downtown North neighborhoods seething as they watch their blocks get parked up every weekday morning. Alcheck pointed to parking as the “real concern” downtown residents have about new development downtown, “not whether we approve a few more office buildings.” The study also suggests that new development isn’t the only reason for downtown’s parking woes. An-

through a combination of permitting programs, better public transportation options and use of technology to better utilize existing parking spots. He also vowed to continue the city’s environmental efforts and to preserve small commerce. “University Avenue and California Avenue should not become bland shopping malls,” Ezran wrote in his annoucement. Ezran moved to Palo Alto shortly after graduating from Harvard Business School. He worked for Intel before taking other jobs at

3Com, Xerox and Adobe. Most recently, he has been working as a consultant to various startups. This will not be Ezran’s first campaign for public office. In 2005 and 2007, he vied for a seat on the school board but did not win. He has also served on the city’s Cable Co-Op; sat on the steering committee for Measure A, the school board’s 2005 parcel tax; and held numerous positions on the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. He also serves on the board of the Palo Alto Recreation Foundation. N

other is the way in which existing buildings are being used. Even though new construction accounts for less than 10 percent of the area’s total square footage of buildings, much more space is now devoted to professional, personal and commercial services. Downtown is also filled with startups, which typically employ more workers per square foot than traditional offices do, the study notes. “It is these changes in the use and building occupancy in the downtown overall that have likely contributed to increased traffic and parking demand,” the study states. In the study’s next phase, existing businesses will be surveyed to determine how many people they employ and how these employees get to work. These questions also

prompted the City Council to direct staff earlier this year to create a business registry, an online database that would collect such information from employers. Whatever the numbers, commissioners agreed on Wednesday that the city will have plenty of work to do in the coming years to ease the negative consequences of growth downtown. “I think we need to think in terms of how, in particular for people who come from far away, how to encourage them to take public transit and how to make it easier for them to take public transit,” Vice Chair Arthur Keller said. “That’s going to be an increasing challenge for us.” N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

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January 2, 1925 – May 25, 2014

October 21, 1921 – May 14, 2014 Natalie H. Stotz, beloved wife of the late Ted S. Stotz, died peacefully at her home at the Vi Palo Alto, on May 14, 2014. She worked for more the 45 years at Triplett Financial Services as a CLU. She was a long time supporter of the artsthe SF Ballet, SF Opera and SF symphony. Per her request, there will be no services. She leaves no family but many friends. PA I D


Doris Hope Yep April 14, 1917 – May 17, 2014 Doris Hope Yep, born in Palo Alto on April 14, 1917, died at her home on May 17 due to complications from a stroke. Beloved by her large extended family and many friends, a Service of Thanksgiving was celebrated in her memory at the Chapel at Alta Mesa Cemetery led by Reverend Terry Gleeson of All Saints Episcopal Church where Doris and her family have worshipped since the family settled in Palo Alto over 100 years ago. Doris was known for her positive outlook, genuine care for others, willingness to help anyone, welcoming smile, and amazing will to live independently up until the week before her death. Despite living most of her 97 years in Palo Alto, Doris fulfilled her love of travel by visiting numerous countries and many areas of the United States. For many decades she loved family vacations that included her siblings, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren that took her to the Hawaiian Islands and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Doris volunteered for various organizations such as the Square and Circle Club in San Francisco and for the past four decades with the Chinese Community Center of the Peninsula (CCCP). Up to a few years ago, she could be found at the CCCP’s senior lunch events…as a server. Doris was born in the family home on Emerson Street to Jew Ngum You and his wife Rose Tong Jew. Their family would eventually include nine children. She helped take care of her siblings and worked at the family’s laundry. She graduated from Palo Alto High School and San Jose State University. After college, she moved to San Francisco to work and would meet her future husband, George, at the 1939 World’s Fair. They married in 1942 and lived in Stockton for a few years before returning to Palo Alto in the mid-1940s to open their business. For many years, she and her late husband owned The Bamboo, a Chinese restaurant originally located downtown at Waverly and Hamilton, and later on University in East Palo Alto. In addition, Doris worked in various administrative positions with the U.S. Navy, Phelps-Terkel clothing store in Palo Alto, Western Medical Enterprises, and Hawaii and San Francisco Development Company. She finally retired at age 90. After her retirement, she would occasionally help out at Maximart Pharmacy in Palo Alto which is owned by her daughter and son-in-law. Doris and George built a house in the midtown area of Palo Alto and that is where she peacefully passed away surrounded by four generations of family. Doris, also known as Dodo, is survived by two children: Robin Kwong (husband Ben) of Cupertino, CA; and Richard Yep (wife Mona) of Alexandria, VA., grandchildren: Jennifer Kwong Piert (husband Steven) of Santa Clara, CA; and, Dylan Yep of New York, NY, and great grandchildren: Ryan and Will Piert. She is also survived by her sisters: Mary Jane Toy of Albany, CA; and, Barbara Ann Lee of San Francisco, CA, along with numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Stroke Association or a charity of your choice. PA I D


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The family of Judy Hogness (January 2, 1925 – May 25, 2014) invites you to a memorial service to honor and remember her 89 years of life. The service will be held Monday, June 2, at 4:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper Street (at the corner with Lincoln Ave.). Judy was a kind and gentle woman; an activist for peace and equal rights for all; a lover of classical music, art, French language and literature; a devoted wife and mother; a citizen of the world. She is deeply missed by her husband, Dave, her sons Chris and Peter, her caregivers Cathy and Robin, and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory can be made to United Farm Workers (P.O. Box 62, Keene, CA, 93531), Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice (1221 Broadway Street, Toledo, OH 43609) or the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (P.O. Box 603, Immokalee, FL 34143). PA I D


Helen Elizabeth Ferris Helen Elizabeth Ferris passed away peacefully in her home in Menlo Park surrounded by her family and loving caregivers. She was 94 years of age. Helen was a Menlo Park resident for more than 45 years and was well-known in the downtown Menlo Park shopping district as she was always accompanied by her beloved white poodles. Helen was born on November 1, 1919 in New York to Frank and Nellie Jones and was one of six children. She worked for many years in the retail industry both in New York and California. She retired from Neiman Marcus in 1995. Helen had been married to Al Ferris and had two sons, Gerard and Robert. Although she loved golf and had a broad range of interests, Helen was particularly active in St. Raymond’s Catholic Church and in the Serra Club, with many of her closest friends also being Serra Club members. She is survived by her son, Robert, and his wife, Evelyn, five grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. While Helen will be dearly missed by her family and friends, they are comforted in knowing that she is now reunited with her son, Gerard, and with all of her brothers and sisters. All are invited to a memorial service for Helen to be held at St. Raymonds Catholic Church on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park on June 17, 2014 at 11 AM. Contributions to the Serra Club of Menlo Park, Box 364, Menlo Park, CA 94025 preferred. Information at Menlo Park Funerals.

Pulse A weekly compendium of vital statistics

POLICE CALLS Palo Alto May 21-27 Violence related Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Check forgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle related Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license . . . . . 5 Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lost/stolen license plate . . . . . . . . . 5 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . 6 Vehicle accident/property damage . . . 10 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Drunken driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Miscellaneous Found property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Resisting arrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . 3 Unattended death . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Menlo Park May 21-27 Violence related Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Commercial burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vehicle related Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Driving w/ suspended license . . . . . 3 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . 3 Vehicle accident/non-injury . . . . . . . 3 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunken driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Miscellaneous Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Drug registrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Found property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Probation violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . 3 Violation of court order . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant arrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Carol Ann Tinsley Carol Ann Tinsley, a longtime resident of Menlo Park and the area, died unexpectedly on April 27. She was 76. Known as “CA” to family and friends, she was born on July 31, 1937, in Chicago to Margaret and Edwin Smith. Her parents later raised her in Los Altos and Atherton. She attended Castilleja School and then the University of Arizona, where she met her future husband, Carlos. They married on April 8, 1958, in Palo Alto. In addition to raising a family, she participated in her community as a member and later president of Peninsula Volunteers, a board member and chairperson on the house committee of the Menlo Circus Club and president of the Sharon Heights Homeowners’ As-

sociation. She received a Golden Acorn Award from the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce in 1982 in recognition of her community service. She also worked as an interior designer for more than 30 years, including starting her own business, Peninsula Interiors. She was predeceased by her son David in 2009. She is survived by her husband, Carlos O. Tinsley; her three sons, Randy (Libby) of Menlo Park, Ron (Julie) of Elk Grove, California, and Ken (Suzi) of Menlo Park; her brothers, Richard and Donald Smith of San Diego; and 15 grandchildren. A memorial service was held on May 22 at the Menlo Circus Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Jean Michaels Slocum Jean Michaels Slocum, 82, a longtime Palo Alto resident, died peacefully with her 3 children and daughter-in-law by her side at Stanford Hospital on April 29, 2014. Born in Kansas City, Missouri to Eldon (Pat) and Gertrude Edwards Michaels, Jean was a daring rascal who loved sports and the outdoors. She attended William Woods College then graduated with a B.A. in Physical Education from Kansas University. She earned a Masters in Physical Education at Stanford University, where she met Richard (Dick) Slocum, her future husband of 25 years. Upon graduation, Jean taught PE at Hayward High School for before dedicating herself to family life. Jean was very involved in the community. In the 1960’s she spearheaded a Walter Hays School PTO newspaper collection drive that ultimately contributed to the creation of the city’s recycling center. Jean also helped organize the Oregon Expressway referendum, which transformed a freeway-style plan, lined with chainlinked fences and only two crossings, to today’s green-belted expressway with frontage roads for better neighborhood safety and integration. Jean was one of the first women to run for City Council and remained involved in local politics for many years, supporting other’s campaigns such as Roy Clay, Palo Alto’s first African-American Vice Mayor in the 1970’s. Later she helped elect her daughter, Gail, who became Mayor of Menlo Park in 1993. Jean was also involved in the American Association of University Women. Jean maintained a passion for sports her whole life. She played 5 sports including field hockey in college, golfed well into her adult life, and enjoyed watching and boisterously cheering at sporting events of all kinds. She was very involved in her children’s youth sports, helping found the Palo Alto girls’ (“Bobbysox”) softball league, and coach of many AYSO soccer teams and the Jordan Junior High varsity girls’ soccer team. Many of the girls she coached went on to play soccer or other sports in college. Jean’s personal pursuits were many and diverse. She was an ingenious cook, making out-of-the-ordinary dishes like sukiyaki, Welsh rarebit, and baked Alaska. She had intuitive cooking talent, measuring ingredients in the palm of her hand and sensing what a recipe needed based upon taste. She was also an avid gardener, cultivating many beautiful plants and flowers, especially

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the scores of beloved heirloom roses growing at the Lucie Stern estate, the Slocum family’s former residence on 1990 Cowper Street. Jean loved nature, visiting many National Parks throughout her life. Her favorite was Yosemite where she had worked as a waitress at the Ahwahnee Hotel in the 1950’s. She also loved spending childhood summers at camp in Rocky Mountain National Park. A lifelong lover of fine art, music, and theater, she put on an exhibit of her own photography and paintings at the Sheridan Apartments in her 70’s. After her children left home, Jean worked for Union Bank before going back to school in her late 50’s to become certified in early childhood education. She taught at the German-American International School and several pre-schools and worked as a nanny before retiring. Jean will best be remembered for her infectious laughter, her relentlessly positive “can do” attitude, and her funloving, feisty and indomitable free-spirit. A devoted mother and steadfast friend, she lived with her kind and generous heart wide open. A natural community builder, Jean easily forged friendships and connections with people of all walks of life, wherever she went. In her senior years, she organized many lively social groups and activities at Sheridan Apartments. She had recently moved into Lytton Gardens Assisted Living, which she had fortuitously supported when it was proposed in the late 1960’s. Among those left to cherish her memory are daughter Gail Slocum, her husband Jordan Gruber and their daughter Diana Gruber of Menlo Park; son Ralph Slocum, his wife Anne and their children Alyssa, Michael, Randy and Grace of San Luis Obispo; daughter Nancy Slocum, her wife Kathy Hagerstrom and their daughter Lucy Slocum of Wayland, MA; sister Patricia (Pat) Kehde and her husband Ned of Lawrence, KS; former husband Dick Slocum and his wife Hannah of Mountain View; and many other treasured relatives and friends. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday June 28 at 2pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto California. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Yosemite Conservancy, the Women’s Sports Foundation or Avenidas. To post on-line remembrances and condolences, kindly visit guestbooks /mercurynews /jean-lynn-michaelsslocum-condolences/170949541?cid=full PA I D


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Editorial Recap of election recommendations In spite of short ballot, your vote is important in June 3 election


eriously contested local elections are few and far between in next week’s state primary election, but two judge campaigns, a challenge to the county’s incumbent sheriff and an openspace bond measure deserve our readers’ attention and vote. If you have not already voted by mail, be sure and either mail your ballot by Saturday or use one of the easy drop-off locations and save the 70 cents postage. Thanks to the county Registrar of Voters, on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. voters can drop off vote-by-mail ballots without leaving their car at Fry’s Electronics in Palo Alto. On Monday, ballots can be taken to Palo Alto City Hall, and on election day they can be dropped at any polling place, regardless of whether it is the voter’s assigned polling place. Low turnout elections allow a highly motivated minority of the electorate to control election outcomes, so we hope Palo Alto voters will cast ballots and make their voices heard. As of Wednesday, only 3,500 of the 27,000 ballots issued to Palo Alto voters had been returned to the Registrar, so we have a long ways to go to reach a respectable turnout level. Earlier this month, the Weekly published editorial recommendations on the competitive races and measures. Our choices are summarized below with reference to the date of the original editorials, which may be found online at

Measure AA: Vote yes on open space bonds (May 2) Voters in the 17 Santa Clara and San Mateo county cities that make up the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District have the chance to ensure these lands are maintained properly and made more accessible for public enjoyment over the next few decades. Measure AA requires a two-thirds vote for passage and 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. We are strong believers in the work of the open space district and the value it brings to our increasingly urbanized environment. 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.

Re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith (May 16) The campaign being waged by retired sheriff’s captain Kevin Jensen against Sheriff Laurie Smith demonstrates why a better system would be for county boards of supervisors to hire a sheriff rather than having them elected. Through mailings, robo phone calls and anonymous blog postings, Jensen and his supporters are slinging lots of accusations against Smith with little substance to back them up. They have cherry-picked and distorted some inartfully handled incidents during Smith’s 12 years in office, but their overriding argument is that deputies don’t like her or her management style and believe she lacks “vision” for the department. Smith enjoys the support and respect of all five county supervisors, including Joe Simitian, and a long list of elected officials. Perhaps most significant is the fact she has been endorsed by almost every councilmember in the three cities that contract with the sheriff for police services, in other words, her customers.

Sylva, Harris for Superior Court judgeships (May 9) In the two-candidate “Office 21” judicial race, we believe Julianne Sylva is the superior choice, in spite of the more diverse experience of her opponent, Dennis Lempert. Sylva, a deputy district attorney for the last 23 years, is a prosecutor who has shown consistent concern and compassion for both crime victims and the accused, especially with regards to juvenile and family-law matters and those involving indigent defendants. Three candidates are running for the “Office 24” slot on the bench. Our choice is Matt Harris, a 23-year veteran prosecutor in the D.A.’s office. He is running against incumbent Judge Diane Ritchie and challenger Annrae Angel, a criminal-defense attorney. It is the first time in 16 years that a sitting judge has faced a challenge in Santa Clara County. Page 20ÊUÊ>ÞÊÎä]ÊÓä£{ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“

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Yes on Measure AA Editor, As a former San Mateo County supervisor, I’ve seen firsthand how unchecked development can encroach on our way of life. Back in the 1970s, a group of preservationists and environmental groups were concerned enough about unchecked development that they formed the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to battle back. To date more than 60,000 acres have been preserved by Midpen, including some of the most pristine land on the Peninsula. Today, Midpen is asking for voter support to take its preservation program to the next level. Measure AA on the June 3 ballot will commit $300 million in bonds to build 200 miles of trails on property that’s already been set aside. Additional land will also be preserved, and important watersheds protected throughout the region. Along the coast, sea trails will be connected to inland routes, and hundreds of acres of our precious redwoods will be preserved forever. Support for Measure AA has been widespread and includes nearly all the elected officials and community groups on the Peninsula. For good reason — the bond guarantees future generations free access to our forests and parklands. And the 30-year bond is affordable. For a home assessed at $750,000, the maximum annual tax payment would be $21. It’s no wonder that newspapers across the Peninsula are lining up to endorse the measure as a commonsense approach to preserving open space. When it comes to land preservation, it’s not enough to sit passively and let others take action. Land that is lost to development is generally lost for good. We need to be active participants if we are to preserve our quality of life for future generations. Passage of Measure AA will ensure that our children and grandchildren get to enjoy the places that make our region so special. Anna G. Eshoo U.S. Rep. (D-Palo Alto)

Going on the record Editor, ‘Tis the season for the election of judges. We (StopTheBan — folks opposed to Palo Alto’s draconian and dreaded Vehicle Habitation Ordinance) scheduled a judicial forum on May 18 to learn judicial candidates’ attitudes toward the unsheltered. It was the worst of fora — only one candidate showed up. It was the best of fora — one candidate

did show up. We see this as the start of a conversation focusing on the mash-up of the courts and us unsheltered. Annrae Angel — longtime defendants’ attorney and now candidate for Santa Clara County Judge — drove over the hill from Santa Cruz to tell us legal canons wouldn’t allow her to say how she would decide on anything at all. Julianne Sylva — a district attorney and judicial candidate, who was in Tennessee at a human trafficking conference the day of the forum — did write extensive answers to written questions. Will other judicial candidates avail themselves of the opportunity to get their views on the record or prefer to stay unknown to the public? Would you rather have the views of the candidates published or kept private? And what about criminalizing poverty (closing parks and bathrooms; sit/lie ordinances; vehicle habitation bans)? Is that the best way to deal with the casualties of the greatest transfer of wealth from poor to rich in all of recorded history? Chuck Jagoda El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Re-elect Smith Editor, The Weekly’s endorsement of Sheriff Smith for re-election is the right call. Smith was the first woman elected sheriff in California 16 years ago. She is a highly skilled manager who is honest and transparent. What you see is what you get, including the ability to candidly admit a mistake and take the heat herself. That is one of the reasons why every member of the Board of Supervisors has endorsed her and supports her tough management of the sheriff’s department and the jail. When the county’s budget hit the wall approximately 10 years ago, Smith was given the job of taking over the jails previously run by a separate department. The biggest headache at the time was excessive overtime pay. Every day as many as 10 employees were no-shows. The former jail management team would hold over employees and pay them at overtime rates, rather than plan for regular absences by calling in extra deputies. Finally the supervisors looked to the one person in ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊÓÓ)

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Off Deadline Palo Alto’s dilemma: Should bike lanes be green, brown or asphalt black? by Jay Thorwaldson


t may come as no surprise to longtime Palo Alto watchers, but a significant debate may be brewing as to whether bike lanes in Palo Alto should be painted green, or perhaps brown, or just left in plain asphalt black with white lines. “Painted” may be a misnomer, as the proposed coating would be a rubberized substance — brighter and longer-lasting than paint, but with a higher initial cost. City officials are planning a huge expansion of the city’s existing bike-lane network, and have invited public comment. So far, most speakers at a community meeting May 20 indicated they liked the idea of more bike lanes, a “green” idea regardless of the color on the street. Beyond the green question, the lanes are intended to make Palo Alto streets safer for children going to and from school, as well as for adults commuting to work or just tooling around for fun and exercise. The expansion is part of a new Bike + Pedestrian Master Plan (available online via the city’s website: that was approved unanimously by the City Council in July 2012. Council members vowed not to let the plan collect dust as its 2003 predecessor had been doing. In fact, the plan could stir up a bit of dust as it rolls out. The plan includes major projects, each with its own complexities and challenges worthy of any past expansion or improvement.

Yet bike lanes and bicycle-safety issues go way back, dating to the 1950s’ “Guard and Go” system of alternating stop signs in residential intersections, where bikes and cars only need to stop every other block. Remnants of that system still exist, even though many cyclists, um, don’t stop. A major expansion of the bike lanes occurred in the early 1970s, when the Bryant Street “bike boulevard” was created, allowing cyclists to continue without stop signs while side traffic must stop. That proposed expansion inadvertently created one of the greatest citizen revolts (and fastest backtracks by the City Council) in the city’s 120-year history. The council, after extensive consideration, initially approved a plan for 65 miles of new bike lanes in which curbside parking would be banned on both sides of many residential streets. Residents erupted at the idea of losing the curb parking spaces in front of their homes, and within weeks the council rescinded the 65-mile plan and replaced it with a 45-mile plan that restricted parking on only one side of residential streets. The compromise was accepted, grudgingly by some. But the clear lesson learned by city officials was that they need to pedal lightly when it comes to messing with “my parking space,” even on a public street. The new plan proposes a citywide network of bike paths, trails and boulevards and includes new connections across existing barriers such as El Camino Real, Alma Street and U.S. Highway 101. There’s civic pride involved: Palo Alto can “solidify its status as one of the most bicycle friendly communities in California, if not the country,” the plan states. Take that, Davis.

The added bike lanes would tie into a new $10 million bike bridge (largely grant-funded) over Highway 101 to create a new link to the Baylands, with a sweeping design. The city’s existing bike/pedestrian bridge over 101 dates from the early 1970s, and cost something less than $200,000, as I recall. It also could tie in with a proposal by Google that it be allowed to improve bicycle connections when it expands at 200 San Antonio Road, a former Hewlett-Packard site at San Antonio and Alma Street/Central Expressway. Today’s expansion of the bike-lane network could become part of a proposed 2 percent increase in the city’s transientoccupancy (hotel) tax put up for voter approval in November. Even though still in planning stages, Palo Alto has already received $450,000 in state funds plus a $1 million grant from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. But it also is committing more than $2.2 million in fees to five consultants for work on specific projects in the network. The city staff is requesting consultant design help on 17 bike-related projects, including four “bike boulevards” on Greer Road, Wilkie Way, Park Boulevard and Stanford Avenue. Also planned are “enhanced bikeways” along the one-way Homer and Channing avenues south of downtown Palo Alto. And there would be enhancements and extensions to existing bike routes citywide. In other words, there will be something to discuss in virtually every neighborhood in Palo Alto, north and south. And the discussions have already begun in some areas. An initial focus on the expansion is in the Arastradero Road region of south Palo

Alto, where Gunn High School and several lower-grade schools exist. Arastradero itself has a history of contention about so-called “traffic calming” efforts, meaning reducing the lanes from four to two to slow people down. As usual with such proposals, “traffic calming” often means “driver agitating” in backed-up traffic where lanes merge. So, in this case, the stage is already set in terms of residents and commuters having preset opinions about the traffic-calming steps already in place — and some opinions might well spill into the bike-lanes dialogue. For the rest of town, there’s plenty to consider. The bicycle boulevard up Bryant Street has been accepted as a good idea, although there is some concern that not enough bicyclists actually use it — preferring more direct (even though riskier) routes to their destinations. Complexities aside, there remains the question of whether to paint the bike lanes green, or brown. Commentary on the Town Square forum ( indicates there are documented safety improvements in cities where lanes have been painted. If accurate, that would seem a nobrainer for safety reasons alone. But the real question is how one makes both bicyclists and motorists adopt safer habits, be more watchful for each other and otherwise practice common courtesy and common sense. That’s the underlying challenge, as it has been since bicycles and cars were invented. N Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at jthorwaldson@paweekly. com and/or He also writes periodic blogs at


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the county who could clean up the mess. Sheriff Smith put an end to a runaway jail budget and saved county taxpayers a lot of money. Loss of overtime is a major reason deputies are complaining. The Sheriff’s efficient management also has been enjoyed by the City of Saratoga, which hired the Sheriff’s Department to provide police services at a cost of approximately $150 per city resident a year. Next door Los Gatos has its own police force at a cost of approximately $370 per city resident. Response times are virtually identical. Saratoga leaders report substantial savings, and there is no feeling of loss of control under Smith. Sheriff Smith brings substantial common-sense management to our county and for that reason many look forward to her re-election, including the Weekly. Richard Alexander Santa Rita Avenue, Palo Alto

Harris for judge Editor, It’s usually guesswork when voting for little-known county officials. For once, I can vote with confidence for Deputy District Attorney Matt Harris, in Santa Clara County’s judicial election, as the right choice. As the most experienced candidate, he has covered homicide, sexual assault, gang and whitecollar crime trials as well as having been a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Matt Harris’s prior ethics, knowledge of the law and top reputation have earned him the broadest support among the three candidates, with endorsements from community leaders: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, 24 Superior Court judges, the last three District Attorneys and other elected officials. Most impressive, Matt is also endorsed by 11 peace officers associations, while neither one of the other candidates has earned even one. This wide support and diverse background prove that Matt Harris is not only ready for the role of judge but has earned the right to be one. Evie Preston Duncan Place, Palo Alto

Community, respect Editor, I became interested in Buena Vista after explaining the development proposal to my 8-year-old son. I told him that the owner of Buena Vista wants to sell the property for the construction of new housing units, and that the current residents will have to find new homes. My 8-year-old was upset; he was worried about his friends and classmates who live at Buena Vista. “So all those people will have to move so that one person can make some money?!?� How would you answer that question?


We bought our house in Barron Park after living a few years in Los Altos. When our oldest child started at Barron Park Elementary in 2003, we were satisfied to know that Barron Park Elementary specifically emphasized “community� and “respect,� instead of test scores like the elementary school we had escaped from in Los Altos. My two youngest children currently attend Barron Park Elementary. When I think of the displacement of Buena Vista residents, I wonder where my kids’ classmates will move to, how those kids will adjust to new homes, and what their futures hold. I wonder whether our school will have amazing annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations, whether Barron Park Elementary will cease its Spanish classes, whether our school will shift from an emphasis on “community� and “respect� to an emphasis on test scores. Please show me that Palo Alto can be a community and not just another data point of market efficiency. Tish Loeb La Calle Court, Palo Alto

Valerie “Bunny� Good Editor, Thank you for Sue Dremann’s article about this feisty, fiercely independent woman. Of the many fond tributes offered at her memorial service, these two deserve public notice: 1. Years ago her pet rabbit died. Young Officer Dennis Burns went to the Animal Shelter, cut through red tape, walked out with a rabbit facing euthanasia, and took it to Bunny’s campsite near Embarcadero and Bayshore. 2. Bunny left her entire estate of $11,072.69 to the House Rabbit Society. Joseph Baldwin Webster Street, Palo Alto

Arts & Entertainment A weekly guide to music, theater, art, culture, books and more, edited by Nick Veronin

Photos courtesy “Surfer Spud” and Live 105

Clockwise from top right: Dick Dale, center, the King of the Surf Guitar, at BFD 1997 with Richard Sands, left, Pat McNally, left center, and Surf Reporter Spud, right; DJ Ally Storm interviews Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters at BFD 2005; an early ‘90s Live 105 logo; the BFD 2013 marquee at Shoreline Amphitheatre; Jack White & Meg White from The White Stripes tear up the stage at BFD 2003; DJ Aaron Axelsen spins records.

by Nick Veronin or alternative rock fans who came of age in the ‘90s, 1994 was a particularly big year. It was the year of Green Day’s “Dookie,” Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged in New York,” Hole’s “Live Through This,” Soundgarden’s “Superunknown,” Beck’s “Mellow Gold” and many more hugely influential records. That year was a high water mark for the “alternative” genre on the whole — as a series of bands earned radio play and critical acclaim with a sound that embraced the angst of punk rock while simultaneously demonstrating an ear for pop sensibility. There were the grunge bands, like Nirvana, that coaxed sweet melodies out of muddy guitars and thudding rhythm sections; punk bands like The Offspring who smoothed out their bratty, nasal vocals with rich harmonies; and the progenitors of indie rock, like Built to Spill, who borrowed from the garage rockers of generations past to craft tunes that sounded as if they were about to fall apart, but somehow managed to tumble forward in a charming, half-drunk lurch.

It was also the year that the San Francisco-based alternative radio station, Live 105, launched its annual summer music festival, BFD, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this Sunday, June 1. (Technically, the festival is in its 21st year.) In many ways it is fitting that BFD’s double-decade milestone should coincide with one of the biggest years in alternative rock history. The festival has done a great deal to shine a spotlight on promising alternative acts, just as its sponsor station has been committed to breaking new modern rock and alternative talent since its inception in 1985. In the festival’s inaugural year, alternative icons Green Day, Beck and The Violent Femmes rounded out the top of bill — belting out slacker anthems like “Basket Case,” “Loser” and “Blister in the Sun” to the crowd gathered at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre, which has served as BFD’s home for its 20-year run. While certainly not the first event of its kind — New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon began in 1980 and Lollapalooza got its start in 1991 — Live 105 Program Director Aaron Axelsen likes to think that BFD helped set a precedent for the alternative rock festival in its modern form. “BFD definitely laid a blueprint for the festivals throughout the country,” he says. According to Richard Sands, who was Live 105’s program director at the time the station launched its summer festival, BFD

was conceived as a way to “engage and delight our audience” while also generating a new “revenue stream.” The only problem was naming the event. “There was really nothing like it,” Sands recalls via email. “Well, in other markets, a few stations had big festivals. But this was before Coachella, Outside Lands, and other festivals of its kind.” It was while sitting around a conference room table somebody blurted out: “How about BFD, since this is such a big f***ing deal?” After everyone had a laugh, it was ultimately decided that the name was actually quite appropriate, given the scale of the event, Sands says. It took some convincing to get the sales department to go along with the name, but eventually everyone was on board. Despite the edgy name, sponsors signed on, and the bands were booked. “We were in, and off,” Sands says. The festival only continued growing from there. In 1995, the gathering was headlined by new wave heavyweights Duran Duran and British grunge band Bush, who had released their debut album, “16 Stone,” in 1994 to much acclaim. In 1996, ska-punk titans No Doubt — led by Gwen Stefani, who would go on to marry Bush front man Gavin Rossdale — took top billing at BFD. Surveying BFD’s headlining acts over the years is like reading a history of alternative rock trends — the good, the bad and the downright ugly. For those who were on to The Strokes, The White Stripes and Interpol early on, the lineups may serve as an “I saw them when” badge of honor. On the other hand, the festival’s 1999 and 2000 bills are like an ill-advised tattoo — a reminder to alternative rock fans that Limp

Bizkit, Godsmack and Kid Rock were once quite popular. Looking further down the list of bands on older BFD tickets is also instructive. Groups that were once stuck on side stages have since gone on to hit it big. “BFD has been a launching pad,” Axelsen says. The longtime DJ fondly recalls 2004 when The Killers opened on the “Festival Stage,” starting at 12:45 p.m. The band ended up headlining the festival a few years later. In 2012, Imagine Dragons were also booked on the “Festival Stage.” The group won a Grammy this year in the category of Best Rock Performance for their song “Radioactive.” For Axelsen, BFD is more than a place for bands to be heard and for alternative music fans to find out about the next big thing. “It’s beyond the bands,” he insists. “It’s a lifestyle. It’s an event. It’s special.” According to Charles Kronengold, an assistant professor of music at Stanford University, Axelsen is onto something. A scholar of popular music and the author of a forthcoming book about American music in the 1970s titled “Live Genres in Late Modernity,” Kronengold says that contemporary music festivals give people a chance to interact with one another. “There is this sense that everyone is there for different reasons and you could end up learning something,” Kronengold says, noting that at an open-air festival, like BFD, as people wander from stage to stage and booth to booth, they are not only exposed to music they may not have otherwise encountered, but people they likely would not otherwise have associated with. The modern American media consumer (continued on page 24)

Arts & Entertainment A crowd before the “Festival Stage� at a recent BFD.

BFD Birthday has a one-stop media shop — the Internet — which allows him or her to search for and acquire new music, video and print media instantaneously, from the comfort of the home, the assistant professor notes. The Web has made discovering new music incredibly easy in some ways. But in other ways, it has hemmed consumers into their own little bubbles — created by search engine personalization and recommendation algorithms, which have the benefit of introducing music fans to new artists that sound like the bands they have expressed interest in, but which can’t curate a play list or a festival bill the way a human can. Axelsen says he takes pride in helping to put together a great festival lineup, which he sees as an extension of what he does at the radio station and at the many clubs around the Bay Area where he frequently spins records.



“Terrestrial radio is still an invaluable tool and resource for turning people on to new music,� Axelsen says, explaining that most people don’t listen to music on the scale he does (he sees roughly 400 records come across his desk each week, he says). “The majority of listeners have lives,� he says. “They love music, but they don’t go home and sit on the music blogs all day. They expect us to do the heavy lifting.�

And it seems that heavy lifting is appreciated. Although Kronengold says he suspects interest in live music is not what it used to be, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the festival economy. Since 1999, when the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival first launched, many similar events have cropped up around the country. In 2002, the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch festivals were established, in Tennessee and Washington, respectively.

The Pitchfork Music Festival got its start in Chicago in 2006. Two years later, the first Outside Lands was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. In 2012, Coachella expanded from a single weekend to a two-weekend affair. And just last year, in 2013, the BottleRock festival launched in Napa. Axelsen, for one, is not surprised by the proliferation of music festivals across the country. BFD is his “favorite day of the year,� he says. While he certainly appreciates much of the music, Axelsen says that sometimes the best part is simply walking around and talking to people. For him, it’s about “the intangible� experiences — like couples meeting for the first time at the festival or stories of marriage proposals in between sets. “You might ask a listener what their favorite band was at BFD and they can’t remember it,� he says. And that’s not because they didn’t enjoy themselves. It’s because the overall experience is what people take away from a festival.

Kronengold says he thinks these kinds of experiences are becoming less common, which means that when someone can experience a festival, and enjoy it, the event takes on a “magnified sense of importance, because we don’t experience each other that way anymore. ... That’s a very special kind of experience.�N Arts & Entertainment Editor Nick Veronin can be emailed at What: Live 105’s 20th annual BFD music festival When: June 1, at 11 a.m. Who: More than 35 bands on multiple stages, including main stage headliners, Foster The People, M.I.A., Fitz & The Tantrums, Phantogram and New Politics Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View. Cost: $35 to $69.50 Info: Go to live105.cbslocal. com or call 650-967-4040

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In a lot of ways it makes sense that The Corner Laughers would be playing the Palo Alto Library’s Family Summer Reading Kick-Off “Pawty.� The band is firmly rooted on the Peninsula — the majority of its members live in Redwood City, many have worked or work in Palo Alto, and they have a song, which encourages listeners to “follow the bells of El Camino.� However, in the eight years the group has been writing and recording music they’ve never once played here. At least that’s how multi-instrumentalist and singer Karla Kane remembers it. Kane (full disclosure: she’s a former Weekly staff member) says her band often plays in San Francisco and the East Bay, but as far as she can recall, never Palo Alto. That’s OK by her, though. The band is just happy to be playing close to home and supporting a good cause, she says. The library’s summer reading program encourages youngsters to put their noses

into books, by offering prizes for reading a certain number of books between the beginning of June and the end of August. The free event, which begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, is being held in an effort

The Corner Laughers play at the Cubberley Community Center Amphitheater this weekend for the Family Summer Reading Kick-Off “Pawty.� to sweeten the deal — literally. Those who sign up will get a free scoop of Rick’s Ice Cream. The event has been dubbed a “Kickoff Pawty� because this year’s theme is animals.

Kane says she and her band mates are “really big library supporters.� “We’ve actually played in a lot of libraries all over, and actually use the library a lot ourselves,� she says. “We are pretty bookish, so it fits well.� Plus she says, everyone in her band is a parent, and, as such, appreciates the public library as a resource for the whole family. According to the singer, The Corner Laughers will be playing some new tunes at the show. For those who don’t know much about the band, they play an airy, melodic and jangly brand of indie-chamber-pop — employing traditional rock instrumentation, along with ukulele and bells. Kane’s voice is light, but sturdy, which complements the group’s often dreamy, yet intellectual, lyrical content. “We try to make our songs intelligent, with literate lyrics, but really catchy and fun,� Kane says. As a mother and Peninsula resident Kane says there is another reason she is looking forward to the upcoming show. It will give the group’s South Bay and Peninsula fans, who have trouble mak-

ing it out to the group’s shows in Berkeley and The City, due to distance and family duties, an opportunity to catch some of newest Corner Laughers songs live. The Family Summer Reading Kick-Off “Pawty� runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 31, at the Cubberley Community Center Amphitheater, located at 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Admission is free.


Fred Astaire stars in all the films playing during the Stanford Theatre’s Fred Astaire Festival, running through June.

The Stanford Theatre, that local bastion for classic stars of the silver screen might have never been if it weren’t for Fred Astaire. According to officials, the classic-film temple on University Avenue got its start shortly after Astaire’s death in 1987. In the wake of the beloved actor, dancer and singer’s passing, the Packard Foundation rented the Stanford Theatre for a twoweek tribute to Astaire’s legacy, and the public response was “extraordinary.� The theater averaged nearly 1,000 people a day for two weeks straight and convinced officials with the Packard Foundation to buy the theater and convert it into the Mecca for celluloid classics it is today. At the time, critics of the plan panned the idea, saying that no one

would pay to watch old movies in an old theater — especially considering that people could watch their favorite films on VHS. But the theater survived the VCR revolution — as well as the laser disc, DVD, Blu-ray and Netflix revolutions that followed. It seems that there really is no place to view movies produced during the “Golden Age� of cinema than, well, in a cinema. The festival runs through June 22, with a pair of movies playing Wednesday-Friday, and another pair playing Saturday and Sunday. Shows start after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and around 3:30 on weekends. Tickets range from $5 to $7. For more information call 650-324-3700 or visit — Nick Veronin

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Maleficent -(Century 20, Century 16) In spite of a virtual feature-length stampede of CGI special effects, it’s good old-fashioned movie-star wattage that stuns in “Maleficent.” Disney’s revisionist take on its own “Sleeping Beauty” almost certainly wouldn’t have been made were it not for Angelina Jolie, whose extraordinarily striking presence recalls the Old Hollywood potency of Greta Garbo. If only the film around Jolie were worthy of her. Perhaps “Maleficent” could have been an extraordinary work of art, a la Cocteau’s “La belle et la bête” had it been approached from a place of confident emotional truth-telling, narrative patience and visual poetry. The work of first-time director Robert Stromberg (a veteran of visual effects and art direction) manages some striking visuals suggesting that direction could have been possible, but even if he were Cocteau, he’d still be up against economics: This Disney picture is as much about brand-building synergy as anything else. Disney’s long struggle to do restitution for its princess-myth years continues by re-imagining Maleficent as an orphan fairy queen (Isobelle Molloy) flying happily about her wooded land as a heroic freedom-fighter, “protector of the moors” from a nearby human kingdom. But when she grows of age to take her crack at love, and experiences as a result a physically violating betrayal that’s deeply traumatizing, the full-grown Maleficent (Jolie) turns on a dime to vengeance against the man who betrayed her: King Stefan (Sharlto Copley). This trajectory could make sense, but instead of allowing Maleficent to articulate her pain at any point, we merely get five seconds of Jolie wailing in anguish before she decides black is the new black. After this origin story (a Hollywood addiction of recent years), “Maleficent” sets to replaying Disney’s 1959 “Sleeping Beauty” (itself adapted from Charles Perrault’s fairy-tale text “La Belle au bois dormant”). Ironically, “Maleficent” is unarguably at its most arresting in the scene that tinkers least with the source material: when Jolie, newly decked out as the villainous version of Maleficent, sleekly strides up to Stefan’s throne and curses his infant daughter Aurora. Jolie has the scene for lunch, and the film comes roaring to life. She gets a little help from the traditional costume — with its black drapery and imposing, devilish horns — and Rick Baker’s makeup design, which makes her already formidable cheekbones look like they could get part-time work as meat slicers. But we’re not meant to enjoy this display (which prompts the reaction “You’re the evil that’s in the world”) as much as we do, as the film’s raison d’etre is to explain Maleficent’s humanity. It’s a noble cause to reconceive evil — especially to children — as just a person you haven’t figured out yet, but some classic tales lend themselves more readily to such an approach than others (John Gardner’s novel “Grendel” hit the sweet spot). The screenplay by Linda Woolverton (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”) next sends Maleficent on a journey of remorse for having misdirected her anger onto an innocent. The babe grows into teenage Elle Fanning, whose Aurora mistakes the ever-lurking Maleficent for her fairy godmother. Aurora has a date with a spindle, and maybe with Brenton Thwaites’ Prince Phillip for a curse-ending “true love’s kiss,” but as the narration promises, this story is “not quite as you were told”: Archetypal male conquest will lose, and the best of archetypal female power will overcome the worst of it. Plus a CGI dragon. Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images. One hour, 37 minutes. — Peter Canavese

A Million Ways to Die in the West --1/2 (Century 16, Century 20) There’s no accounting for taste, they say, which might explain the $549 million worldwide gross for Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 comedy “Ted.” Something tells me the planet won’t go quite so gaga for his Western-themed sophomore effort, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” but it’s considerably better — even within spitting distance of good. MacFarlane’s last movie could be summed up in a few words — foul-mouthed teddy bear — but “A Million Ways to Die in the West” has at least two ideas more sophisticated than crossing Teddy Ruxpin with a blue insult comic. The first is right there in the title: that the Old West was a miserable, deadly place to be. The second is that giving the lead character extra insight on this would be funny. Neither of these ideas is especially original (the latter approach, a tonal sensibility, has fueled many a fish-out-of-water historical comedy, like Woody Allen basically plunking his 20th-century nebbish into czarist Russia for “Love and Death”), but together, they’re a start. In 1882, sheep farmer Albert Stark (MacFarlane) languishes in the frontier town of Old Stump, Arizona. Too smart-mouthed for his own good, he finds himself in one of those Main Street quickdraw showdowns, but the cowardice he shows puts the nail in the coffin of his relationship with local girl Louise (Amanda Seyfried). Albert’s having a hard time letting go of Louise when Anna (an appealing Charlize Theron) turns up in town and, taking a shine to Albert, volunteers to help him show Louise what she’s missing. But we know something Albert doesn’t: that Anna has gone AWOL from the gang of murderous bandit Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson). Plus Anna’s “help” gets Albert obligated to another gunfight, this time with Louise’s new boyfriend Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), who runs the town “moustachery.” These background threats give the screenplay — by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild — a bit of useful tension, but the main throughline is oldschool romantic comedy as Albert slowly awakens to Anna’s interest in him and realizes reciprocating it would be an excellent idea. The whole of “A Million Ways to Die in the West” is lesser than the sum of its parts due to deficits of ambition, invention and commitment. MacFarlane and company don’t push hard enough in their deconstruction of the Old West: You may feel at times like you’re in a writer’s room hearing jokes pitched rather than enjoying a final draft. Still, a number of those gags are pretty good. Kudos for including jokes about Stephen Foster (including a touched-up version of Foster’s “If You’ve Only Got a Moustache”) and a runner about how no one smiles in old photographs. In the deficit column, MacFarlane collects famous friends and puts them to waste in tee-hee cameos or underwritten parts (fans of Neeson and Sarah Silverman, who plays a Christian prostitute, will walk away disappointed), even as he struggles to hold the screen in his first on-camera leading role. The real stars here are the Monument Valley scenery (afforded the entire old-fashioned opening title sequence to Joel McNeely’s lively score), Theron and Harris, who demonstrates his comic Midas Touch by making funny gestures and funnier noises between limp lines of dialogue. Rated R for crude and sexual content, language, some violence and drug content. One hours, 56 minutes. — Peter Canavese

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (R) Century 16: 9:15, 10:45 a.m., 12:05, 1:35, 2:55, 4:25, 5:45, 7:15, 8:45, 10:15 & 11:45 p.m. (No 11:45 p.m. on Sun) Century 20: 11:25 a.m., 12:50, 2:15, 3:40, 5:05, 6:35, 8, 9:30 & 10:45 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:30 a.m., 12:45, 4, 7:15 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 12:25, 3:35, 7:10 & 10:25 p.m. Belle (PG) ((1/2 Aquarius Theatre: 1, 3:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m. (No 1 p.m. on Fri) Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 2:10, 4:40, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. Blended (PG-13) (1/2 Century 16: 10:20 a.m., 1:15, 4:15, 7:25 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 10:45 a.m., 12:20, 1:35, 3:15, 4:20, 6, 7:15, 9:05 & 10:15 p.m. Carefree (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri: 5:55 & 9:30 p.m. Chef (R) Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 2:10, 5, 7:45 & 10:30 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:15, 4:10, 7:15 & 10 p.m. (No 10 p.m. on Sun) Fed Up (PG) Century 16: 9:20, 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:40, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. Funny Face (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 3:50 & 7:30 p.m. Godzilla (PG-13) ((1/2 Century 16: 9:35 a.m., 12:50, 7:05 & 9:45 p.m. In 3D at 4:05 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m., 2, 4:55, 7:55 & 10:45 p.m. In 3D at 12:30, 3:25, 6:20 & 9:20 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) ((( Aquarius Theatre: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. (No 2 p.m. on Fri) Ida (PG-13) Palo Alto Square: 1, 3:10, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. (No 9:45 p.m. on Sun) The Immigrant (R) Century 16: 10:30 a.m., 1:20, 4:20, 7:30 & 10:25 p.m. The Lunchbox (PG) ((( Century 16: 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. Maleficent (PG) Century 16: 9:40 a.m., 12:20, 3, 5:40, 8:20 & 10:50 p.m. In 3D at 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 p.m. & midnight. (No midnight on Sun) Century 20: 10:20, 11 a.m., 1:40, 3:25, 4:20, 7, 8:30 & 9:35 p.m. In 3D at 12:55 & 6 p.m. In XD at 11:50 a.m., 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:30 p.m. Million Dollar Arm (PG) ((( Century 16: 10:10 a.m., 1:05, 4:10, 7:10 & 10:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m., 1:45, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:35 p.m.

"6 Ê Million Dollar Arm --Whether playing an ad executive on “Mad Men” or a struggling sports agent in this Disney film, Jon Hamm doesn’t need any help with pitching; he throws marketable, high-concept ideas right into the strike zone. Still, this baseball movie is about as predictable as a box of Cracker Jacks. An underdog and fish-out-of-water tale, Thomas McCarthy’s screenplay revolves around J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) convincing an Asian investor (Tzi Ma) to mount a contest throughout India in search of cricket players with accurate fastballs — million dollar arms. Bernstein also persuades USC’s coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) to develop the finalists into Major League Baseball pitchers. The stakes are high for Bernstein and his partner Ash (Aasif Mandvi), who need one big client to stay in business. Situational humor abounds as Bernstein, accompanied by a gruff scout (Alan Arkin), travel to India. The two men wear poker faces and don’t react to cultural differences. Instead the spectator is expected to laugh at everything from inadequate Mumbai office space to villagers bringing cows into their homes and endless contestants throwing baseballs too slowly or completely out of control. The pair of finalists, Rinku (Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi”) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal, “Slumdog Millionaire”), move into Bernstein’s bachelor pad, train for tryouts, suffer from culture clash and run into a tame worstcase scenario: If no major league team signs them, they get to return home to their loving families. The Disney production isn’t really a sports movie at all. The real story is about Bernstein transforming from a slick businessman into a human being, as the art of the deal gives way to matters of the heart. Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content. In English and some Hindi with English subtitles. Two hours, four minutes. — S.T.

grounded in an urban crime aesthetic and global socio-politics) or Bryan Singer’s XMen films, which draw on a constellation of interesting characters and play on a scale epic not only for action but in cultural, political and historical implications. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” restores Singer to the director’s chair of the franchise he launched with 2000’s “X-Men.” A loose adaptation of the comic book story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, the film wields time travel as the last hope for mutants, in 2023, facing a holocaust from the high-powered robotic Sentinels. A small band of survivors — including Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Storm (Halle Berry) — resolve to use the powers of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send the consciousness of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back into his 1973 body. Then, Wolverine will seek out

the younger Charles “Professor X” Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and enlist their help to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating the creator of the Sentinels. It’s OK — take a deep breath. One of the miraculous strengths of the new film is its coherence once it gets rolling. With its high-stakes story and large cast of characters, the film keeps up its momentum with ease, with plenty of humor balancing the darkness. What makes “X-Men: Days of Future Past” more than just a science-fiction action flick is the past-present poignancy, indulging everyone’s fantasy of telling a younger self what he or she needs to hear. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language. Two hours, 11 minutes.— P.C.

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Eating Out Grow your own food By Lena Pressesky amila Lambert, founder of Edible Urban Farm Company, is optimistic about her gardening start-up in spite of this year’s drought. For one thing, her company, which installs vegetable gardens in customers’ homes and offers optional maintenance programs for busier clients, has seen success since the start of this year’s drier weather. “People are a lot more conscientious about how much water they are using,” she said. “They want to use water for a good cause ... and gardens give something back.” Many of her customers saw the potential in their expansive green lawns and the practicality of the water they could be saving. But Silicon Valley is full of busy people, and though they may buy organic produce from the farmers market, many couldn’t fathom growing it themselves. Enter Edible Urban Farm Company and Lambert, with her green thumb and gardening know-how. Lambert’s interest in gardening began at Santa Clara University, where she majored in public health science and environmental studies. She got involved with the Forge, the university’s community garden, where she learned the basics of what to grow, and when. During her junior year, she spent a semester abroad, working with rice farmers in Thailand. After college, Lambert worked for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation doing community outreach for the Innovation Center. Still an avid gardener, she had already installed raised planters in family and friends’ gardens and said she figured she could make a fulltime career out of her passion.


Lambert founded the company in January 2013, but didn’t leave PAMF to go pro-gardener until earlier this year. Last fall, she took the Gardening & Composting Educator Training Program at San Francisco’s Garden for the Environment — a program which teaches people how to teach others to grow plants. Now well into her first full growing season, she excitedly discussed new clients and new employees. “Initially, I was subcontracting from landscaping companies for labor,” she said. But she’s since hired a small team of her own, adding three members to her budding start-up. Installations can range in size and shape to fit in a variety of yard spaces. Lambert’s clients include Atherton and Woodside residents with acres of farm-ready private land as well as apartment dwellers with backyards as wide as an arm span. The company’s service area covers Redwood City to Sunnyvale, Portola Valley to East Palo Alto. “Our goal is to get everyone growing their own food,” Lambert said. The company does large and small installments, planter boxes and raised beds alike. Lambert admits it can be challenging when homes have limited space, but like any Silicon Valley entrepreneur, she welcomes the tribulations. “One installation we did a couple of months ago was in a really small backyard,” Lambert said, describing the yard’s sloping perimeter wall. “We ended up making the tomatoes vine up and over the fence.” Despite the literal barriers gardens may come up against, Lambert appreciates the simplicity of the company’s raised beds

and the flexibility they allow for customization. Lambert says you can really put them in any kind of configuration, from basic grids to angular U-shapes. “They’re kind of like Legos,” she said. The installation process runs around $1,000 for one 4-by-8 foot bed, and includes the labor, soil, planting, a drip irrigation system, seeds and seedlings. Clients can opt for the Garden Guru plan, a flat rate of $200 per month that includes maintenance by Lambert or one of her employees. They’ll take care of debugging or any other issues that arise, and leave a harvest box full of vegetables and recipes on the client’s doorstep. Lambert said about 90 percent of her clients opt for this service. So clients don’t have to worry about watering their gardens, Lambert and her team install drip irrigation systems, attached to


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hose spigots or sprinkler heads, that can run on timers according to the season or a client’s vacation schedule. Lambert adds that some of her clients have seen lower water bills that coincide with her company’s installations. Ariel Johnston, a Palo Alto resident with two children ages 2 and 4, bought four raised beds and the Garden Guru service. “I really wanted to raise my kids knowing where their food comes from,” said the work-from-home mom, but added that she didn’t know a whole lot about irrigation systems and didn’t feel like she had time to garden. Johnston’s case is typical of most of Lambert’s clients — families who value the idea of teaching their kids where food comes from but don’t have the time to garden themselves. “I knew the kid aspect would be a big part of it, but I didn’t realize how big,” Lambert said of getting children involved with the gardening process. “Kids are more willing to eat vegetables if they’re coming out of their own garden.” Johnston agrees. Her kids “run back and see everything that’s grown and they’re excited about it. ... When it’s ready to eat, they’re chomping on it.” In addition, Johnston cites practical backyard usage as another viable reason to seek Lambert’s help. “We recently redid the whole backyard and ended up with more lawn than I expected,” said Johnston. “I wanted something more productive.” The bounty from Johnston’s garden continually surprises her: “We get a good meal every day out of what we have,” she said, noting that she only buys produce at the market when her garden is between seasons and hasn’t produced any edibles yet. And when the gardens start to bloom, customers get spreads that are both beautiful, practical and customized to their preferences, as they get to go “shopping” for the types of plants they would like to see in their gardens. Lambert said she also values sustainability and organic materials in her gardens. Home gardens are, by nature, sustainable, but Lambert even uses sustainably forested cedar for the construction of her raised beds, which she has custom built by Natural Yards based in Ashland, Oregon. The soil, seeds and pest management are also organic. Lambert cites companion planting as one way to keep the aphids at bay. “Instead of spraying a pesticide, we’ll plant marigold, nasturtiums and pansies,” she said. “They attract bees and they’re also a natural deterrent for pests, because they don’t like the smell.” And, they bring vibrant color to practical vegetable gardens. Johnston observed that Lambert has carved an interesting and very distinct niche for herself in the Silicon Valley business world. “It’s a different kind of start-up than we see around here,” she said. N Page 30ÊUÊ>ÞÊÎä]ÊÓä£{ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“

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HUNAN GARDEN, REBORN ... Fans of Palo Alto’s long-standing Chinese restaurant, Hunan Garden, located on El Camino Real, might have despaired when signs suddenly went up in the windows indicating the owners were going on an extended vacation. A mysterious voicemail informed callers that after 15 years of hard work, owner Simon Yuan was going on vacation for a month, but assured regulars that he looked forward to seeing diners upon his return. Though Yuan is still in the picture, Hunan Garden as Palo Altans know it is no more. This Saturday, May 31, it will officially reopen as Mandarin Roots, a revamped ChineseCalifornia cuisine concept, under the purview of Yuan’s son, Jarvis. (The elder Yuan is still “involved in all aspects of operation,” his son said, and will continue to be a presence in the restaurant on a daily basis. “If customers are coming in to see Simon, he will be around,” Jarvis said.) The younger Yuan describes the new concept as elevated street food. “It’s based off the idea of taking Chinese food that my dad was doing and fusing it with what I’ve been doing, which is California, and tak-

ing that to the next level,” he said. This means new menu items like mandarin beef tacos with citrusmarinated grilled steak, pickled root vegetables and gochujang aioli; corn and seaweed tempura poppers; king salmon with pickled lotus root, lily bulbs, soy and baby squash ($18); pork belly quesadillas with braised pork belly, mozzarella, gouda cheese, scallions and a peach kimchee emulsion. There are many twists on old favorites, like broccolini beef ($14) and crispy calamari, cooked like traditional salt-and-pepper crab ($10). Chicken lettuce wraps are dressed up with jicama and pomegranate hoisin sauce. Standards like potstickers (six for $9), honey walnut prawns, chow fun, fried rice, Sichuan green beans and sesame chicken all remain, as well as others, though the menu is much smaller and more focused than Hunan Garden’s vast number of options. Salads and sides are all $9; rice and noodle dishes range from $10 to $16, depending on if seafood is added or not. Entrees range from $12 chicken dishes to a $26 Chilean sea bass. The menu is mostly Jarvis’ vision,

executed by chef de cuisine Ron Chu, who is “very well-versed in Japanese and Chinese cuisine,” Jarvis said. The two met soon after Jarvis, then 18, went to California Culinary Academy. After graduating, Jarvis did an externship at a Japanese restaurant in Sunnyvale before joining the Straits restaurant group, which operates restaurants in the Bay Area and Houston. Jarvis has brought on John Ma, also from Straits, to be Mandarin Roots’ general manager. After moving through the ranks at Straits, Jarvis eventually moved to Southern California, working at a tapas-style Asian restaurant in Laguna. His most recent stint was at upscale dim sum restaurant Sino at Santana Row, where he worked as executive chef for a year. Jarvis said he never worked in Hunan Garden while growing up in Los Altos — his parents didn’t want him to go into the restaurant industry. But college wasn’t for him, and culinary school was. The 3345 El Camino Real space has also gone through a physical revamp, with new carpet, new chairs and a redone banquette. The outdoor patio will habe lanterns, new booth seating and a loungetype area near the bar, Jarvis said. Drinks-wise, Mandarin Roots has new beers on tap and by the bottle, plus six red and six white wines and seasonal specialty cocktails (all $10) like a mango mojito. Mandarin Roots is hosting an inviteonly soft opening tonight, May 30,

with a grand opening scheduled for tomorrow night, 5 to 10 p.m. Call 650-565-8868 for reservations. Tentative hours of operation after this weekend will be lunch, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner starting at 4 p.m. Mandarin Roots will close at 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 p.m., possibly later, Thursday through Saturday. CIAO, FIGO ...Another one bites the dust: Italian restaurant Figo, which has operated at 326 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto since January 2013, has closed. Owner Gianni Chiloiro could not be immediately reached for comment. He has been at the 326 University Ave. space for years, operating Pasta Q for 15 years before doing a major renovation and concept revamp to reopen as Figo. Pasta Q also later reopened — at 160 Castro St. in Mountain View — and this year was reborn as the new pizzeria Doppio Zero. Bruce Breitman, a business broker who specializes in the sale and leasing of restaurants in the Bay Area (he moved Lavanda in and out of 185 University Ave. years ago), said this week he has a deal in escrow for the space. All he’d disclose: “You should learn about this one in the near future.” N

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Parting thoughts This week’s high school graduates consider their world by Chris Kenrick


hey are part of a generation that has experienced real-world success at an early age through their startups and nonprofits, pursued interests as diverse as music, sports and world affairs, and explored the potential of technology they’ve been immersed in all their lives. In the weeks before graduation, seven seniors selected at random from Gunn and Palo Alto high schools shared memories of their youth with the Weekly. Besides school memories, the seniors discussed their plans for the future and, briefly, their thoughts on how life for their generation might be different or similar to that for their parents’.

Kian McHugh A ‘driven’ generation


ian McHugh has treasured his four years at Palo Alto High School. He loves the very idea of a big, public high school — “the diversity, the spirit, getting to go to football games, having all those people on the quad and seeing different people every day.” The lifelong Palo Altan — his grandfather owned a downtown pharmacy — played soccer and baseball throughout his childhood and attended Duveneck Elementary School and Jordan Middle School. After two brief stints living with a family friend and studying in Spain, he’s fluent in Spanish.

In high school he played on the swim and water polo teams, wrote and edited for the student newspaper, The Campanile, and developed his “No. 1 passion” — writing about music. “I spend a lot of my free time writing about musicians,” McHugh said in an interview. At this year’s Coachella festival he interviewed the Australian electronic musician Flume. At last September’s Rock the Bells hip-hop festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre, he got to meet some of his favorite artists backstage. “I do it more for pleasure, but I’m hoping to slowly work my way up into a paid position in journal-

ism or arts management,” said McHugh, who has sold a music blog — “Filthy Slaps” — that he and a friend started. He now writes for the blog “Kollection.” With the cacophony of new voices on the Web, artists “need someone to help them get their message and their music across,” he said. McHugh plans to major in communication and film and media studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He’ll spend the summer lifeguarding and working at Urban Outfitters at Stanford Shopping Center. What he’ll miss most about Paly is “the people,” he said. “Some of the teachers I’ve had have been some of the most fun people I’ve gotten to meet in my life and had a huge influence on me. Some of them are so dedicated to their craft — and being a teacher is not a simple thing at all. It takes work and energy to deal with Paly students because we’re a rowdy bunch.” But he worries an overreaction to recent concerns about streaking and school climate could produce an “overly cautious culture” that threatens to take the spirit out of Paly and render people “too scared to express themselves. “Some people blame (Principal) Kim Diorio for having to crack down on this, but I think it’s more just the Palo Alto society as a whole,” McHugh said. This spring Diorio and two police officers visited senior classes to warn students that streakers would face stern consequences. “I understand the gravity of the situation and the legalities behind it, but going from watching the tradition that all seniors have gone through to being told I could be a legal sex offender ... if I were caught streaking is a very intense transition. And that’s the direction we’re headed. “I think certain limitations are good, but we definitely have to be careful because if it does go too far ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

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Alejandro Navarro ‘Something to help make a difference’


rom the moment he got to Gunn High School, Alejandro Navarro felt at home — perhaps because from childhood he’d been helping his mother, Gunn social studies department head Lynne Navarro, wash whiteboards, hang classroom posters and organize notebooks. He liked the diversity of opportunity he found at the school, where he played many sports and delved into topics like nuclear proliferation and genetic engineering through the Model United Nations Club. And even though he doesn’t speak German, he managed to get a small role, with one line —

“Where did you put my fork? — in a German-language production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” thanks to having friends in the German Club. “Gunn has a very kind of open and active community where everybody can find their opportunities and their passions,” said Navarro, a lifelong resident of Palo Alto who went through the Spanish Immersion Program at Escondido Elementary School. Navarro said he’ll most miss “the community around Gunn, for sure,” and least miss “the deadlines and the pressure and the ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

Cover Story getting a shot at the big time, but hopes the energy will shift from launching the next messaging app to “solving much bigger issues relevant to society. Why are no 20year-olds trying to fix the Obamacare website?” he wonders. “That will come with maturity. As entrepreneurs start to mature they might be more inclined to create companies and products pushing society forward faster than Facebook or Snapchat. And it’s very cool to see a lot of my peers get excited about starting their own business or getting involved in an early business rather than everyone rushing toward becoming a banker or a lawyer for an existing monopoly.” N

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Lucy Oyer

‘Growing up with social media’


ucy Oyer stumbled on the Youth Community Service club her freshman year, not that she was looking for it. Her brother’s friend was the club’s president at the time, and he said they needed freshmen. “I joined and ended up really liking it,” she said. “A lot of people who participate just want the service hours, but the overall effect is very positive because you’re having people go out and do service.” Besides leadership roles in the club for the past two years — including organizing Gunn’s 300-person-strong “service day” — Oyer this year was managing editor of the student newspaper, The Oracle, where she has worked since freshman year. One of her favorite Oracle projects was from last year, when the Oracle staff invited a panel of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses to share their stories. “We asked them questions and had their answers in the paper, about things that people might wonder but not want to ask — but things they want people to know. “Anyone who read it would be humbled because it’s very impressive what a lot of people are going through that you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Also, what was good is that the students themselves really appreciated it.” A product of the Palo Alto school district’s Spanish Immersion Program, Oyer has traveled to many Spanish-speaking countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua and

Spain. She said she’ll most miss the diversity of students and the “grounded perspective” gained from attending a public high school. She’ll least miss “some of the not-so-great teachers, although I’ve had a lot of really, really good teachers too.” After working at tech startups the past three summers, she hopes to get experience working in retail this summer. Then it’s on to Stanford University — the campus she grew up on as the daughter of a faculty member. “I did consider going elsewhere, but it felt like I’d be giving up a lot to go away because I do love everything about here — the programs, the people, the culture — except for the fact that it’s here,” she said. As for how her generation differs from past ones, Oyer said, “At least among my peers, I think people are more into different things, accepting. People are possibly more optimistic, but possibly that’s because we’re younger. “It’s kind of interesting to think that right now if you go to my Facebook profile you can find pictures of me in middle school. Is that going to follow me? We’re kind of growing up with social media as it grows up, and it will be interesting to see how it adapts. It will allow people to stay more connected, but I’m not sure that’s the best thing because there’s a lot to be said for meeting new people and getting new experiences.” N

Justice Tention

A shot at ‘pushing society forward’


rriving in Palo Alto as a seventh grader from Los Angeles, Justice Tention got an inside view of stark differences among California’s public schools. Though his family had lived in a nice neighborhood in LA, “There’s not nearly as much funding in general in the Los Angeles Unified School District,” Tention said. “To come to Terman Middle School in Palo Alto, where education is so strongly emphasized, was definitely a change, but it was something I appreciated very quickly.” The educational differences were evident to Tention not just in the scale of the schools — his LA middle school had 2,000 students compared to Terman’s 650 — but also in the quality of the libraries, the depth of elective offerings and the wealth of technology he found at Terman. “Terman had basic programming. And I really enjoyed industrial technology — I took that for two semesters and helped out as a TA my eighth-grade year,” he said. Always drawn to leadership, Tention was a Terman commissioner in eighth grade and this year has been student body president at Gunn as well as co-president of the student organization Youth Community Service. “If I’m going to be involved in something, I want to make it better,” he said. He also ran track and cross country throughout high school. “Yeah, I’m OK at them, but mostly those are just my way of releasing a lot of energy that can be built up in a day of school,” he

said. “It’s also been a great social experience, where a lot of my friends are from, and they’re also from student government.” Tention heads to Stanford University in the fall with an eye toward management science and engineering. What he’ll miss most about high school are “the activities and community bonding,” he said. “Gunn is relatively close-knit compared to a lot of high schools in that it’s more collaborative, and there’s a lot more school energy and school pride,” he said. What he won’t miss is the pressure, which he says is not unique to Gunn. “What I don’t like about high school in general is the collegeapplication process,” he said. “It’s a total rat race and a lot of work for everyone involved if you apply to top-tier universities. You put yourself through a lot of stress, and you never know what’s too much, what’s too little. You can’t push yourself to such extremes. “That’s something that doesn’t originate from Gunn, but it’s something that Gunn becomes a victim to from the whole college process. A lot of people think there’s an easy way to fix it, but I don’t agree. It’s a very multi-faceted issue that reaches far beyond Gunn High School and Palo Alto in general.” Though he feels “very fortunate” to have the opportunity of Stanford, Tention finds it “kind of funny — almost paradoxical — that the ultimate goal of a computer science major at Stanford is to drop out and become the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.” He’s excited his generation is

standardized testing.” This fall he heads to the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he’s considering a major in environmental science or political science — “something I can do to help make a difference,” he said. As for how he thinks his generation differs from previous ones, he said, “I would say that we have more of a sense, maybe, of acceptance of differences, and we have information about the world available to us from computers and stuff, so in some sense we know more about the world. “Another positive would also be that there’s a movement toward learning how to live a happier, more meaningful life,” said Navarro, who recently took Gunn’s new class in Positive Psychology. “I think it’s really useful to teach people a skill that’s kind of declining, which is emotional intelligence.” On the other hand, he said, “My generation has less patience with things that don’t work well for them and doesn’t know as much about problem-solving and personal communication because of all the technology.” N

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it could taint what makes Paly so wonderful. High school students need to keep a sense of fun.” McHugh thinks his generation is “definitely more driven” than past generations. “We’ve got students at Paly who are already wealthier than their parents, for goodness’ sake,” he said. “There are a couple of people with some quite large startups or people starting their own clothing lines. “Kids almost feel forced to want to have this drive to succeed, and Palo Alto really encourages it. “We’re also a lot more reliant on technology — and we shouldn’t let it distract us from what’s real. We don’t want to forget that in a short drive we could be in the hills or the beach or the city — real things that we can take advantage of.” N ­ œÛiÀÊÃ̜ÀÞÊVœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê˜iÝÌÊ«>}i®

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Hellen Abraham Better experiences, more opportunities


ellen Abraham will most miss the relationships she has built at Gunn High School, and the many teachers who, she said, have really helped her. But she appears at a loss when asked what she’ll miss least. “I guess there’s academic pressure here — that’s really true — but I think that’s going to help me in the long run,” Abraham said. “All my friends who’ve gone off to college say they’re really prepared, and a lot of their friends didn’t get that pressure to succeed. It works out in the end be-

cause you have really good study patterns and whatnot.” Abraham’s extracurricular activities at Gunn have centered around playing sports — basketball, lacrosse and freshman volleyball — coaching and working. She also was treasurer of the Black Student Union, which raised funds for club activities by holding several lunchtime sales of grilled hot links in the quad. She coached after-school volleyball at Terman Middle School for three years, scooped and served at Cream in downtown Palo Alto and, during junior year, worked

Stephenie Zhang ‘Space Cookie,’ and something new


tephenie Zhang has long been interested in computers, having taught herself to code with a little help from her dad and, later, some classes. But when her freshman English teacher at Paly touted the virtues of joining the student newspaper staff, Zhang asked herself, “Why not? “I never imagined I’d do journalism, but after having (Esther Wojcicki) freshman year and seeing how much she loves The Campanile, I decided to try something new,” she said. “It was a very intimidating experience, but in the course of a year I learned to overcome my shyness and interact and collaborate with other people and be more of a team player.”

She had the opportunity to interview Superintendent Kevin Skelly about the new Common Core State Standards and also profiled a friend who had represented Palo Alto in the international Physics Olympiad. By senior year, she was chosen as one of several “editors in chief” of The Campanile. Zhang maintained her interest in science throughout, representing Paly as a member of the school’s team that competed last year in the nationals of the Science Olympiad in Ohio. She also co-captained the Space Cookies — an all-girl robotics team sponsored by NASA and the Girl Scouts, which competes in the international FIRST Robotics Competition. This year, teams

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twice a week in the office of a local criminal lawyer. This summer she hopes to work in retail. Abraham heads to college at University of California at Riverside this fall, where she plans to study life sciences in preparation for medical school. She’s discussed her goal with an older cousin, who recently completed medical school herself. She expects her life to be “really different” from that of her parents, who are immigrants from Eritrea. “They just immigrated here a little before my (older) sister was born. Their experiences were way different from mine. They didn’t have great schooling and stuff and they came here to get a better education for my siblings and me,” she said. “Here, I’ll have better experiences and more opportunities.” N had six weeks to build a robot that could get a 28-inch-diameter ball up into a 10-foot-high goal. “You get to dive into the computer science portion of robotics where you code in C++ or Java as well as the mechanical portion where you get to fabricate using actual materials,” she said. Outside of the intensive, six-week “build season,” the Space Cookies run workshops to teach their rookie members how to wire and code. Zhang relishes the prospect of a change of scenery as she heads to MIT this fall. “It’s going to be a breath of fresh air to leave the place where I’ve lived my whole life and experience something new,” she said. Undecided on a major, she said, “I’m just going to take a bunch of different courses and find out what I’m interested in, and once I find out my niche I’m just going to take that and go with it. I think a different environment will help me.” Asked what she’ll most miss about Paly, Zhang said, “I know it’s super-cheesy and everyone says this, but it’s so true: the people. The people here are so diverse, as opposed to being a group where everyone’s a replica of each other. They’re specializing in different areas, facets of knowledge, and it’s so inspiring. And the school encourages us to collaborate on different projects, which is a valuable skill that will translate well into college and career.” Social media and online communication make the lives of people in her generation “more public” than those in her parents’ generation, Zhang said. “Everyone knows what everyone’s doing, or at least has an idea of what a lot of people are doing,” she said. “We’re just a lot less private and a lot more public. It’s because communication is so much easier. “But I think it’s both good and bad because you’re no longer speaking to people face to face as much — which, in my opinion is genuine interaction — but keeping connected over the Internet, which is a lot less personal.” N

Hillel Zand Setting one’s own course


ince arriving to start fourth grade at Escondido Elementary School from a Jewish day school in his native New York City, Hillel Zand has experienced much of what the community has to offer. In middle school it was student government, stage crew, acting and basketball. He then played lacrosse for several years, which he loved, but “knew it was time to call it quits” after his fourth concussion. Freshman year at Paly he played baritone saxophone in the band and is teaching himself piano and guitar. But — partly inspired by his journalist mother — he’s invested most of his extracurricular time in writing for the student newspaper, The Campanile. Priding himself on not being a “one-trick pony,” he’s written news, long features, opinion pieces and occasionally even sports. “There’s a bunch of interesting stuff you just learn from journalism,” Zand said. “And seeing how much my mother loves it, that definitely motivated me.” He’ll most miss the people and the teachers at Paly. “Sometimes it can take awhile to sort of find your niche, but what’s made me happy is being able to branch out, meet different people,” he said. “And it’s great to find a couple of teachers that you can get close to — not just for a recommendation letter, but people you can just go talk to.” Zand particularly admires Paly students who resist the urge to build their high school personae around the ever-looming metrics for college admission, piling on AP classes and activities. “Sometimes it’s hard to mea-

sure success in other ways, but I think people who go in a different direction should be recognized more because they try to do a good job of staying away from the pressure — and things don’t look like they’re going to change in that regard any time soon,” he said. Of the pressure, Zand said: “It’s not intentional a lot of the time — it’s just sort of part of what Palo Alto is. Whether we like it or not it’s just imprinted on a lot of us just from observing past students, friends and stuff. It’s not all from parents, or at least for me it wasn’t.” Zand heads to Jerusalem next for a “gap year” in which he’ll study Arabic and Hebrew and the Arab-Israeli conflict in a program called Kivunim. Then it’s on to college at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “I’m really excited and was so happy just to decide (on a college) — one of the main reasons I chose it is because of the location,” he said. “I know people who had a lot harder of a year. I just tried to stay level-headed and not go too out there and apply to the right schools, and let fate happen.” The abundance of technology — “both a blessing and a curse” — makes life for his generation different than for earlier ones, Zand said. “I think it’s going to hurt us because we’re so attached to our gadgets that it may affect our productivity, but, at the same time, our experience with technologies has allowed us to think outside the box and be more innovative in our work.” N Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

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Home Front YOUNG TREE PRUNING ... Arborist Brian Kempf will offer part one of a free, two-part workshop, “The Art of Young Tree Pruning,” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Los Robles Academy, 2450 Ralmar Ave., East Palo Alto. The workshop consists of 1.5 hours of classroom training and 2.5 hours of hands-on field training, with instruction in Spanish or English. Information: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or GARLIC, LEEKS AND ONIONS ... UCCE Master Gardener Marcia Fein will offer a free workshop on “Garlic, Leeks and Onions” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. The workshop will cover selection, planting, harvest and storage. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or COMPOST WORKSHOP ... Common Ground, the City of Palo Alto Zero Waste, and the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County will hold a free “Backyard Compost Workshop” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Compost and worm bins, plus composting accessories, will be available for sale at the workshop. Information: of 408918-4640 WOODWORKING ... Claude Godcharles will teach a six-week “Woodworking 3: Mixed Levels” class this summer, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, June 9 to July 14. Short tutorials will cover sharpening and using hand tools, joinery and project planning. Then students will be able to work on their own projects (using their own materials). For those with more experience (at least three quarters of woodworking classes), Rayan Ghazal will offer “Woodworking 4: Advanced — Open Shop” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 11 to July 16. Each class costs $145 and will be held at the Palo Alto High School Woodshop, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Information: 650-3293752 or (Email before enrolling in the advanced class; a skills test will be administered at

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One of the gardens featured in the Small Space, Big Dreams exhibit at Sunset’s Celebration Weekend is reminiscent of a desert spa, with a large agave plant, an outdoor shower and succulent-lined paths.

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Sunset’s festival shows big ideas in little spaces by Lena Pressesky | photos by Veronica Weber


unset Magazine’s annual Celebration Weekend will kick off May 31, with festivities running through the following day, when the Menlo Park-based publishing corporation will host presenters, displays and seminars like their featured garden exhibit.

Star Apple Edible + Fine Gardening installer Jonathan Tolentino plants purple basil in the “Edible Bounty” garden, which will be featured in the Small Space, Big Dreams exhibit.

What: Sunset Celebration Weekend When: Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park Parking: Main parking lot at Facebook headquarters, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park; complimentary shuttles during event hours Tickets: VIP Access Pass: $80 (Children: $40); General Admission: $20; Seniors (60+): $18; Children (12 and under): free

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This year’s exhibit is dubbed the Small Spaces, Big Dreams Gardens, and it coincides with the magazine’s recent launch of a new column of a similar name in its print magazine. The column showcases particularly tiny homes and backyards that owners have maxed out in design and function. The exhibit also lends itself well to the festival’s overarching theme of “What’s new in the West.” The Bay Area’s housing market means more money for less space, so one burgeoning trend finds creative solutions in tight quarters. As Sarah Gaffney, Sunset’s home programs marketing manager, said: “You can do a lot with a small footprint.” And that is exactly what this year’s

festival aims to teach visitors. The garden exhibit opens with four 25-by25-foot plots arranged to transform the company’s back parking lot into a varied spread of personal, miniature oases. Designed with themes in mind, the gardens will showcase 1,500 plants arranged as a lush Balinese paradise, a modern desert retreat and an edible oasis, showing visitors several options for transforming smaller yards. “There’s such a trend of shifting from huge yards to small spaces,” said Lauren Dunec, Sunset’s garden editor and designer of this year’s desert modern-style garden. “We want to show people how they can make their gardens feel like an extension of the home,” she said, also mentioning the added benefit of using less water in smaller spaces. The festival’s gardens will showcase the talents of some of the Bay Area’s up-and-coming landscape designers, whose participation in this year’s festival encouraged thinking about designing on a smaller scale. All of the garden designers will be available at the festival to talk about their gardens ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ʜ˜Ê«>}iÊÎn)

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and answer visitors’ questions. “For visitors, the quality of the ideas will be very different,” Dunec said, noting that the takeaways from this year’s Celebration Weekend will be more applicable to visitors’ own backyard spaces. The gardens will open to a larger backyard spread and this year’s “tiny house,” a wheeled box measuring just 20-by-8 feet and designed to echo the idea of maximizing small spaces. The house, manufactured by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, which offers ready-made homes or build-it-yourself workshops and construction plans for DIY types, was originally designed as a kind of alternative to the traditional RV. But, Gaffney said, the company quickly found that buyers had different plans for the miniature homes. “The person buying this wants to add a backyard house or cottage,” she said, noting the difficult permit process behind building livable backyard space. Add to that the 10,000-pound weight of the house that requires a Ford F250 to pull. And so rises the phenomenon of the tiny house, the small hero of this year’s Celebration Weekend. Since the tiny house’s wheels are nearly impossible to remove, Sunset’s designers will build a deck

Justin Jones, a builder with Ground Cover Landscaping, installs landscaping around the deck of the 20-by-8-foot tiny house, cloaking its wheels with a deck. The house was made by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. that will work aesthetically to hide them and also improve the connection between indoor and outdoor space. Gaffney noted that the fluidity between yard and home mirrors the Sunset ethos of “taking the party outside.” The magazine’s home editors will decorate the inside, showing visitors how they can liven up the tiny space with paint, linens and small-scale furniture, like the kind easily found at IKEA. “The space is going to be imagined as a female’s home office in her backyard,” Gaffney said. “She’ll have a rattan chair from

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Serena & Lily and a side table for a book and drink.” However it’s devised, the tiny house is growing in popularity for its low cost and easy transportability, features that will be touted by several tiny house enthusiasts at the Celebration Weekend. One such guest is Kent Griswold, publisher of Tiny House Blog and Tiny House Magazine, who will be on a panel fielding questions about the tiny house movement with other guests. Griswold talked about the financial benefits as one draw of small living. “The tiny house movement in-

volves people that are downsizing. ... People are wanting to live within their means,” he said, citing the 2008 stock-market crash as one factor that drove some people to rethink their lifestyles. Griswold, who lives in a smaller-than-average home at just over 1,000 square feet, doesn’t technically live in a tiny house. “It’s still a dream to downsize even more,” he said. But living in such a small space would have its challenges, too, as one could gather from a quick look at any tiny house. Still, Sunset’s upcoming festivities will celebrate the small, looking past its limitations to all the freedoms it can offer. In addition to its featured garden exhibit, the Celebration Weekend will also include stages for tutorials and presentations on cooking, travel, home and outdoor living. Industry specialists like chef Fabio Viviani, fashion journalist and author Linda O’Keeffe and architect Vina Lustado are among this year’s festival presenters. The weekend will also offer wine seminars, live music and hands-on activities, including terracotta pot painting. N Editorial Intern Lena Pressesky can be reached at lpressesky@


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Home Front ­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ÊvÀœ“Ê«>}iÊÎÈ® the first class.) NO STANDING WATER ... It’s a drought, you say, so why would there be danger from standing water? According to Santa Clara County Vector Control, some invasive nasty mosquitoes — the kind that transmit dangerous diseases — are breeding in flower pots (or sometimes inside flowering plants, such as bromeliads), buckets, koi ponds, rain gutters, old tires, pet bowls and even trash and bottle caps. SCCVC also advises to make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Information: BACKYARD CHICKENS ... Patricia Moore will teach a one-night workshop on “Raising Backyard Chickens” from 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday, June 16, at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park. Cost is $38 for nonresidents, $29 for Menlo Park residents. Information: 650-330-2200, or N

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Twenty-five easy decorating ideas for $5 or less

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.

by Kit Davey


hat can you do to add a little zip to your home if all you have is a fiver? Plenty! 1. To make a simple, natural valance, hammer a row of nails about 6 inches apart above a window. Hang a bundle of dried herbs or flowers, wrapped with raffia, from each. 2. As a centerpiece, for your mantel or windowsill, collect five empty soup cans, remove their labels and recover with wallpaper or decoupage with magazine images. Fill with water and add a cluster of blossoms to each. Or, use unadorned wine or Tabasco sauce bottles instead. 3. For your coffee table, fill a bowl with a collection of bottle caps, match books, beach pebbles, crystal bottle stops, marbles, buttons or seashells. 4. Natural art: Place a pressed maple leaf between two panes of glass, edge with black electrician’s tape and place on a plate stand. 5. Another centerpiece: Fill a bowl with water and float blossoms, miniature folded paper boats, leaves or candles on its surface. 6. Use a terra-cotta garden pot saucer, and fill it with rose petals, lavender, or eucalyptus leaves. Tie with a raffia bow. 7. Fill your empty fireplace with driftwood, a dried-flower arrangement, a bundle of twigs tied with raffia, a collection of fat candles in varying heights, or a mound of river cobbles. 8. Use a portion of an old necklace or bracelet for a pull chain on a lamp or ceiling fan. Add a small bell and hang from a doorknob to alert you when a guest enters. 9. Make a dream pillow by folding a hankie into a square, filling with lavender and stitching the edges closed. Adorn with ribbon, an old brooch or buttons. 10. Tie your curtains back with a fancy discarded necklace, sash, belt or scarf. 11. Use a large rock dug up from your garden as a door stop.

12. Glue felt dots to the corners of a left-over tile, and use as a trivet. 13. Screw hooks into your kitchen ceiling, hang recycled Easter baskets from each. Fill baskets with dried flowers and herbs. 14. Hang a tassel from your bedpost, a lamp, dresser knob, door knob or chair arm. 15. Fill an antique bottle with pearls or beads from a broken necklace. Place on the countertop in your guest bath. 16. Fill a collection of bottles with water, and add food coloring to each. Display on your windowsill. 17. Make a large flouncy bow from left-over ribbon. Mount on the wall and hang a small picture just below the bow and on top of the bow’s two long tails. 18. Cut paper doilies in sections and use upholstery tacks to attach along bookshelf or kitchen-cabinet ledges. 19. Thread pressed leaves, feathers or postcards onto fishing line, and hang along the ceiling line. 20. Fancy up a boring picture frame by gluing on buttons, shells, stamps or foreign coins. 21. Dot a throw pillow with your brooch collection. 22. Cut up a greeting card sent by someone special and place in a recycled frame you embellish with stripes and dots of paint. 23. Poke your hat or lapel pins into the top of an old salt shaker. Tie a ribbon around its neck. 24. Another natural centerpiece: Plant a mini-lawn in an old wooden box or collection of terra-cotta pots. 25. Have your child paint a brick and use it as a doorstop or to keep your stack of recycled newspapers from blowing away. Or, use fabric scraps to upholster the brick. N Kit Davey is a Redwood City-based interior designer who specializes in redecorating using what you already have. Email her at, call her at 650-367-7370, or visit her website at

Atherton 79 Normandy Lane Miller Trust to A. & M. Sung for $2,775,000 on 4/23/14; previous sale 3/05, $3,025,000 69 Watkins Ave. G. Eriksen to Z. Zhao for $2,550,000 on 4/17/14

East Palo Alto 2315 Connolly Way L. Roque to C. Fletcher for $575,000 on 4/18/14; previous sale 2/12, $378,000 165 E. O’keefe St. #13 D. Mogan to P. Venetis for $415,000 on 4/16/14; previous sale 9/05, $530,000

Los Altos 1245 Altamead Drive J. & T. Benjamin to P. Motafram for $2,150,000 on 5/7/14; previous sale 7/09, $1,340,000 485 Arboleda Drive Syscom Tech to M. & K. Berman for $4,000,000 on 5/2/14; previous sale 12/12, $1,620,000 1544 Clay Drive Ong Trust to M. & A. Nanavati for $2,300,000 on 5/6/14; previous sale 4/90, $615,000 22170 Cloverly Court Crichton Trust to P. Viswanathan for $1,845,500 on 5/8/14 1598 Frontero Ave. C. & J. Boynton to R. & A. Johnson for $2,350,000 on 5/2/14; previous sale 4/07, $1,365,000 1242 Heritage Court J. & K. Tripier to M. Veron for

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­Vœ˜Ìˆ˜Õi`ÊvÀœ“Ê«ÀiۈœÕÃÊ«>}i® $2,450,000 on 5/7/14; previous sale 6/08, $1,570,000 826 Hierra Court Mckleroy Trust to R. & J. Swinamer for $1,851,000 on 5/6/14 7004 Marcelli Circle Lennar Homes to D. & V. Park for $452,500 on 5/6/14 1410 Topar Ave. Gonia Trust to W. Zhang for $2,586,000 on 5/8/14


East Palo Alto

Menlo Park 3330 Alameda de las Pulgas H. Wolters to B. & N. Turner for $1,100,000 on 4/23/14; previous sale 12/95, $100,000 50 Cornell Road Ward Trust to Arzang Development for $1,885,000 on 4/16/14 3531 Middlefield Road L. Valencia to D. Amezcua for $1,340,000 on 4/18/14; previous sale 8/03, $898,000 21 Willow Road #7 Kent Trust to S. Tolman for $630,000 on 4/16/14; previous sale 5/87, $119,000

Palo Alto Total sales reported: 11 Lowest sales price: $855,000 Highest sales price: $3,650,000

Menlo Park

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $630,000 Highest sales price: $1,885,000

Los Altos

Los Altos Hills

Mountain View

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $3,740,000 Highest sales price: $7,800,000

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $415,000 Highest sales price: $575,000

12900 Atherton Court Katsaros Trust to Choi Trust for $3,740,000 on 5/9/14; previous sale 11/85, $800,000 12180 Kate Drive Five Trust to Z. Chen for $7,800,000 on 5/6/14

117 Avellino Way Tri Pointe Homes to E. Johnson for $1,115,000 on 5/6/14 119 Avellino Way Tri Pointe Homes to X. Guo for $1,078,500 on 5/7/14 221 Easy St. #2 V. Karamchedu to M. Derosa for $803,000 on 5/2/14; previous sale 11/01, $377,000 500 W. Middlefield Road #106 T. Cheng to T. Dailey for

Los Altos Hills

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $2,550,000 Highest sales price: $2,775,000

Total sales reported: 17 Lowest sales price: $455,000 Highest sales price: $1,775,000

Mountain View

Total sales reported: 9 Lowest sales price: $452,500 Highest sales price: $4,000,000

Total sales reported: 13 Lowest sales price: $420,000 Highest sales price: $2,300,000

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$420,000 on 5/5/14; previous sale 7/00, $200,000 905 W. Middlefield Road #987 Mountain View Retirement to B. Wang for $600,000 on 5/2/14; previous sale 9/12, $355,000 905 W. Middlefield Road #988 D. Tausch to Mountain View Retirement for $585,000 on 5/8/14; previous sale 9/98, $248,500 1627 Morgan Court R. & B. Edora to Z. Du for $900,000 on 5/6/14; previous sale 6/96, $260,000 569 Piazza Drive Evandale Limited to S. Eichert for $1,011,000 on 5/7/14 3420 Ridgemont Drive K. & L. Lint to A. & K. Melwani for $2,300,000 on 5/9/14; previous sale 6/11, $1,645,000 1963 Rock St. #17 Parks Trust to H. Lin for $808,000 on 5/7/14; previous sale 12/07, $555,000 49 Showers Drive #A341 S. Chong to H. Wang for $740,000 on 5/7/14; previous sale 7/03, $327,500 49 Showers Drive #W207 I. Hu to V. Hodavdekar for $737,000

on 5/2/14; previous sale 10/02, $1,095,000 432 St. Emilion Court J. & A. Shen to A. Pan for $935,000 on 5/6/14

Palo Alto 101 Alma St. #801 Dangler Trust to Banin Trust for $1,500,000 on 5/5/14; previous sale 9/07, $630,000 872 Altaire Walk #C78 H. Park to Rhee Trust for $1,350,000 on 5/2/14 1302 Channing Ave. Herriot Trust to W. Wong for $3,400,000 on 5/9/14 4159 El Camino Way #E A. Tran to Y. Li for $855,000 on 5/6/14 1764 Emerson St. R. Herndon to Mitchell Avenue Homes for $3,057,000 on 5/6/14 746 Gailen Ave. E. Brown to R. & T. Klinger for $2,218,000 on 5/6/14; previous sale 7/03, $902,000 1190 Hamilton Ave. Z. Zhang to KRP Properties for $3,600,000 on 5/6/14; previous sale 4/13, $2,450,000 569 Homer Ave. J. Juracich


to Q. Fang for $3,080,000 on 5/5/14 3315 Kenneth Drive Toler Trust to A. & Y. Avital for $1,902,500 on 5/8/14 3851 Nathan Way Sequoia Realty Services to M. Nguyen for $2,073,000 on 5/7/14; previous sale 7/98, $620,000 3193 South Court Lawrence Trust to M. Zhou for $3,650,000 on 5/2/14; previous sale 1/04, $892,500

Redwood City 1049 16th Ave. J. Rattaire to J. & B. Caulfield for $883,000 on 4/16/14; previous sale 12/06, $785,000 540 5th Ave. S. Jivan to T. Kam for $728,000 on 4/18/14 701 Baltic Circle #711 J. Gaan to D. & J. Gimnicher for $740,000 on 4/16/14; previous sale 10/05, $659,000 2548 Brewster Ave. Casci Trust to G. Bennicas for $900,000 on 4/18/14 405 Camberly Way Galli Trust to Cosgrove Trust for $1,510,000 on 4/18/14; previous sale 1/07,

Woodside 17 Big Tree Way Wilhelm Trust to Guedelhoefer Trust for $1,000,000 on 4/21/14; previous sale 11/80, $197,500 11541 La Honda Road P. & V. Vixie to D. Gray for $665,000 on 4/17/14; previous sale 3/00, $649,000 125 Summerhill Lane M. Elie to A. Haag for $2,750,000 on 4/18/14

BUILDING PERMITS Palo Alto 805 La Para Ave. re-roof, $18,000 3475 Deer Creek Road Bldg. 7: re-roof, $24,000, Bldg. 8: reroof, $24,000, Bldg. 9: re-roof, $24,000 782 Palo Alto Ave. re-roof, $10,150, re-roof detached garage, $3,205 391 College Ave. replace windows, $17,400 3343 Thomas Drive rooftop PV system, $n/a 759 De Soto Drive rooftop PV system, $n/a 4264 Manuela Way remodel accessory building, new foundation, replace windows, doors, re-roof, $24,500



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$1,217,000 1981 Cordilleras Road George Trust to Cox Trust for $825,000 on 4/15/14; previous sale 3/03, $485,000 2824 Devonshire Ave. A. Alvarez to N. Drogitis for $1,050,000 on 4/18/14; previous sale 9/05, $900,000 1179 Grand St. Sliter Trust to B. & G. Harris for $1,049,000 on 4/22/14; previous sale 5/98, $350,000 2301 Hastings Shore Lane J. Lee to S. Fanti for $455,000 on 4/22/14; previous sale 11/03, $355,000 211 Keech Drive #40 A. Alhaidari to G. Adams for $1,100,500 on 4/17/14 2447 Massachusetts Ave. J. Aldama to Monier Trust for $900,000 on 4/22/14; previous sale 6/04, $700,000 2702 Medford Ave. G. & M. Schardijn to C. Schardijn for $700,000 on 4/16/14 806 Mediterranean Lane O. Siddiqui to A. & M. Singhal for $900,000 on 4/15/14; previous

sale 2/11, $770,000 376 Meridian Drive A. Luchsinger to Y. Yang for $790,000 on 4/23/14; previous sale 6/07, $739,000 112 Redwood Ave. Arambel Trust to S. Delorenzi for $749,000 on 4/18/14; previous sale 11/83, $138,000 715 Vera Ave. M. Suzuki to M. Lewman for $970,000 on 4/18/14 20 Woodhue Court S. & E. Boyle to A. Ariantaj for $1,775,000 on 4/17/14; previous sale 11/04, $1,370,000

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7292 Exotic Garden, Cambria

655 Manzanita Way, Woodside

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280 Family Farm, Woodside

24680 Prospect Avenue, Los Altos Hills

10800 Magdalena, Los Altos Hills




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187 Atherton Avenue, Atherton

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6113 Blackpool Court, San Jose

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BY APPOINTMENT PALO ALTO Old Palo Alto landmark estate on 0.85+/-ac. 7bd/5.5ba home, guest unit, pool, spa, sport court. $21,500,000



BY APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS Remodeled 5bd/4ba home on 0.5+/-ac lot with a pool, spa, and sport court in a park-like setting. $3,998,000



OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY REDWOOD CITY 1305 W. Selby Ln Updated and stylish 4bd/2.5ba home is adjacent to West Atherton. $1,495,000



BY APPOINTMENT PALO ALTO Stately 5bd/3.5ba home blends European and Asian influences. Pool, spa and tennis court. $5,388,000



BY APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS Impressive, newly remodeled 4bd/2ba home located on a quiet street offering Los Altos schools. $1,998,000



BY APPOINTMENT WOODSIDE Sunny 3bd/2ba home, 1.6+/-ac. Updated kitchen, spacious dining area, deck, barn, paddocks and arena. $1,378,000



OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY HILLSBOROUGH 1776 Manor Dr Beautiful 4bd/4.5ba traditional home with brick patios surrounding the pool and separate spa. $3,998,000



BY APPOINTMENT PALO ALTO Remodeled 3bd/2ba home with California modern design, perfect for outdoor enjoyment. $1,598,000



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Charming Art Deco Triplex Rarely Available in Palo Alto! 250 Fernando Ave, Palo Alto | Offered at $1,999,000 Unit 240

Unit 250

• Approximately 933 sq. ft. with 185 sq. ft. Garage (used as 2nd bedroom) • Two bedrooms and one full bath • Hardwood and linoleum floors. Tile countertops in both kitchen and bath • Eat in kitchen with door to patio. Gas stove, disposal • Bright living room with fireplace and French doors to patio • Pedestal sink, shower over tub • Ceiling fans, gas water heater, wall furnace • Laundry area inside

• Approximately 933 sq. ft. with 280 sq. ft. Garage (used as 2nd bedroom) • Two bedrooms and one full bath • Hardwood, tile and laminate floors • Large living room with fireplace and French doors to patio • Separate dining room with built in desk and shelves • Granite countertop in kitchen, gas stove • Shower over tub • Gas water heater, wall furnace • Laundry area inside

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Unit 260 • Approximately 933 sq. ft. with 186 sq. ft. Garage (used as 2nd bedroom) • Two bedrooms and one full bath • Hardwood and tile floors. • Remodeled eat in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel gas stove, dishwasher, disposal, microwave and door to patio • Bright living room with fireplace and French doors to patio • Updated bath with pedestal sink and shower over tub • Ceiling fans, gas water heater, wall furnace • Laundry area inside

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A Contemporary Masterpiece! open sunday 1:30-4:30

3532 Ramona Street, Palo Alto 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 1 office Nestled in the desirable Fairmeadow neighborhood of Palo Alto, designed by renowned architect Roddy Creedon with Allied Architecture and Design and completed in 2009, this contemporary home beautifully exhibits modern day living with unique styling, functionality and technology. The clean design spans over three levels and is embellished with a variety of translucent glass windows and panels enhancing the white texture surfaces, accented mosaic tile walls, and the use of rich natural materials, while taking full advantage of natural light and seamlessly transforming the indoor and outdoor spaces for flexible living. At A Glance 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, including 3 bedroom suites Interior space: Approximately 3,816 square feet (per Seller) Lot size: 6,375 square feet (per Seller) Gorgeous bamboo wood flooring is introduced and extends throughout the main living areas Dramatic ceiling height and dual pane windows throughout

Offered at $3,988,000

Full basement with a social great room, guest bedroom suite, a library, an exercise room and a sauna. Excellent Palo Alto schools: Fairmeadow Elementary, JLS Middle and Gunn High (buyer to verify enrollment) Close distance to schools, shopping centers, Mitchell Park and Library, Cubberley Community Center, Stanford University and commute routes

Jenny Teng 650.245.4490

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Monique Lombardelli and her team offer the best marketing and convey their passion for mid century modern architecture via film and social media to sell your home. Monique is so confident in the demand for modern style homes that she will manage AND FRONT THE COST OF YOUR REMODEL so you can relax while your home is restored and prepared for it’s optimal sales price. Let specialists do the work for you! We have all of the contacts and better pricing to make your home look market ready for modern enthusiasts.

Monique Lombardelli Owner DRE# 01879145

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249 Lowell Avenue

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LIST PRICE $2,195,000

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Palo Alto $5,500,000 Resort-like life style. Nearly ½ acre spectacular grounds with tastefully remodeled home. 4 BR/3.5 BA Julie Lau CalBRE # 01052924 650.325.6161

San Mateo County Call for Appointment $4,998,000 Listed 2013 for $8,000,000 Now $4998,000! Hurry! 38 Acres. Jan Strohecker CalBRE # 00620365 650.325.6161

Los Altos $4,150,000 Beautifully landscaped yard and patio invite you to enjoy the CA in-outdoor living. 4 BR/4.5 BA Alexandra von der Groeben 650.325.6161 CalBRE # 00857515

Menlo Park $3,998,000 One-of-a-kind opportunity overlooking Sharon Park & Lake, w/ luxurious details throughout! 5 BR/5.5 BA Wendi Selig-Aimonetti 650.323.7751 CalBRE # 01001476

Atherton Sat 12 - 4 $3,400,000 65 Fairfax Av New Listing 4 BR/4.5 BA. Awesome remodel completed in 2008. Comfort, style, convenience inside and out. Nancy Goldcamp CalBRE # 00787851 650.325.6161

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,800,000 3560 La Mata Way Barron Park. Light-filled, over 3,000 SF single level contemporary ranch, on nearly a third of an acre. 3 BR/3 BA Gwen Luce CalBRE # 00895924 650.324.4456

Menlo Park Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,598,000 321 Vine St Gorgeous home w/ elegant L/R, gourmet kitchen opens to spacious F/R. Las Lomitas schools! 4 BR/4 BA Keri Nicholas CalBRE # 01198898 650.323.7751

Woodside Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,495,000 Built in late 90’s on 1/3 acre. Recently remodeled tri-level, 2 car garage. Bonus work/office area. WDS Schl. 4 BR/2.5 BA Margot Lockwood CalBRE # 01017519 650.851.2666

Menlo Park Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,097,000 519 Palmer Ln Gorgeous Mediterranean villa w/ fantastic floor plan & stylish finishes. 4 BR/3.5 BA Valerie Soltau CalBRE #1223247 650.323.7751

Menlo Park Sun 2 - 4 $2,095,000 1360 N. Lemon Ave New listing! Great location, fabulous street. Larger lot; build your dream home! Near town and schools. 2 BR/2 BA Tory Fratt CalBRE # 01441654 650.324.4456

Menlo Park Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,677,800 1123 Pine St New listing! Wonderful Menlo Park Duplex. Excellent location. 2BR/1BA front unit & 2BR/2BA rear unit. Lyn Jason Cobb CalBRE # 01332535 650.324.4456

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,450,000 161 Bryant St Attractive 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow located within 3 blocks of downtown Palo Alto. 2 BR/1 BA Alan & Nicki Loveless 650.325.6161 CalBRE # 00444835

Menlo Park Sat/Sun 1 - 5 $1,150,000 147 Dunsmuir Wy New listing! Beautiful 3 BR/1 BA in best Suburban Park location. Large front & back yards. MP schools. 3 BR/1 BA Veronica Kogler CalBRE # 01788047 650.324.4456

Mountain View $649,000 Tastefully updated, balcony, garage. Quiet setting with tranquil views on Los Altos border 2 BR/1 BA Kathie Christie & John Matlock 650.851.1961 CalBRE # 00809775, 00561058

Sunnyvale Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $575,000 318 America Updated! laminate floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, detached garage. Rod Creason CalBRE # 01443380 650.325.6161

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Gretchen Swall 650.810.5678 CalBRE #01890796

Michael Repka

New carpeting 3 bedrooms plus Inside laundry bonus room Attached 2-car 2.5 bathrooms garage 1,728Âą sq. ft. of living Wonderful Mountain space View Schools Dual pane windows OFFERED AT $1,125,000

Before you select a real estate agent, meet with Michael Repka to discuss how his real estate law and tax background beneďŹ ts Ken DeLeonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients.

431 NICHOLAS DRIVE, MOUNTAIN VIEW Open House Saturday & Sunday, 1:30-4:30PM

Nestled in the desirable Whisman Station, charm abounds in this single family home offering sophisticated living with modern day convenience. Presenting vibrant curb appeal and set apart from neighbors, this picture-perfect gem welcomes you with a lush garden setting with mature ivy and added Magnolia trees surrounding the front entrance. Inside, the relaxed two-level single family home is complete with upgrades and quality appointments. With its close proximity to downtown Castro Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurants, shops, cafes, VTA light rail, schools and commute routes, this truly is a special place to call home.

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Managing Broker DeLeon Realty JD - Rutgers School of Law L.L.M (Taxation) NYU School of Law

(650) 488.7325 DRE# 01854880 | CA BAR# 255996

Residential real estate expertise for the mid-peninsula.



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1170 Godetia Drive, Woodside OPEN SUNDAY 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Broker Associate Alain Pinel Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club DRE #00994196



Specializing in Marketing and Sales in Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, and Redwood City since 1994

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215 Collectibles & Antiques

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Business Analyst Vimo (dba seeks Bus. Anlyst. to lead app. des. sessions and client discuss., create prod. specs. for Eng. and UI teams, drive change order and est. change order process; confer w/clnts, and wrk w/teams to del. specs. Resumes to: K. Shaw,, 1305 Terra Bella Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043.

Cook DLS US, LLC located in Mountain View, CA is looking Full-time level III cook to join our team. 2 yrs in traditional Chinese chafing food preparation experience, sorting/slitting and modeling to frozen of Lamb meat. Roasts, broils/ fries meat, fish and fowl. Chinese style bakes, biscuit/especial Beijing snacks/desserts. Follows safety & sanitation rules cleans work area & equipment. 40 hours/week, $15/Hr. EOE. Send resume to: harryh98@ Customer Service/Assemblers F/T & Summer Help Needed- $500/wk 650-969-3585 Established Co. Customer Service- Assemblers $500/wk.*Company Trips*Bonuses College Scholarship No Experience Needed Call 650.969.3585 Part Time Drivers Part time drivers in the Palo Alto area wanted to driver older adults to various appointments for Avenidas. Average hours are 7 to 15 per week for a competitive hourly rate. You need a clean driving record and agree to a background check. You will drive your own car so you need complete insurance coverage. You are reimbursed for mileage.

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Technology Hewlett-Packard Company is accepting resumes for the position of Systems/ Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (Ref. #PALASON1). Conduct or participate in multi-disciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems software. Design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug drivers and manageability software products. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard Company, 5400 Legacy Drive, MS H1-6F-61, Plano, TX 75024. Resume must include Ref. #, full name, email address and mailing address. No phone calls please. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship. EOE.

525 Adult Care Wanted Part Time Housekeeper/Babysitting Needed Family looking for a part time Housekeeper/Babysitting. Duties would primarily include housework/cleaning, and sometimes school pick up and/ or pick up and drop off at after school activities, supervising homework, grocery shopping, cooking evening meal.

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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 TD Carpet Cleaning and Jan serv.

748 Gardening/ Landscaping HOME & GARDEN 30 Years in family


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650.814.1577  J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 21 years exp. 650/3664301 or 650/346-6781 LANDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maint. *New Lawns. *Rototil *Clean Ups *Tree Trim *Power Wash *Irrigation timer programming. 18 yrs exp. Ramon, 650/576-6242

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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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 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 Mtn. View Asphalt Sealing Driveway, parking lot seat coating. Asphalt repair, striping, 30+ years. Family owned. Free est. Lic. 507814. 650/967-1129 Roe General Engineering Asphalt, concrete, pavers, tiles, sealing, new construct, repairs. 36 yrs exp. No job too small. Lic #663703. 650/814-5572

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 Midtown Palo Alto, 2 BR/2.5 BA $4250

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Hochstatter’s emergence as starter is quite a relief for Stanford By Rick Eymer ohn Hochstatter has become the ace of the Stanford pitching staff. It just took a little longer than expected. Hochstatter, a sturdy 6-foot-4 lefthander from nearby Danville, will start the second game of the Indiana Regional as the Cardinal (30-23) prepares for its 32nd overall appearance in the NCAA tournament. Stanford won its final four games of the regular season, including a sweep of Utah to end Pac-12 play, to clinch its spot in the postseason. The Cardinal opens the tournament in Bloomington on Friday against No. 2 seed Indiana State (35-16) at 11 a.m. (PT) with freshman Cal Quantrill (5-5, 2.92) slated to start. Quantrill was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year on Wednesday. The Cardinal enters regional play as one of the hottest teams in the country, compiling an 11-4 record in May. “The last few weeks have been a roller coaster,” said Hochstatter, who’ll pitch on Saturday at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m., depending on Friday’s outcome. “We knew we had a chance to make it, but that Tuesday loss to San Jose State killed the vibe.” Beating the Utes three straight


Stanford junior John Hochstatter, who came out of the bullpen in his first six games this season, has moved into a starting role and is 10-1 with a 2.62 ERA while helping the Cardinal reach the NCAA Tournament.




Price takes run at oldest girls’ record

Semifinal loss brings an end to era at Menlo

by Keith Peters


by Ari Kaye raig Schoof was very emotional after Menlo School’s baseball game at San Jose Municipal Stadium on Tuesday, and the longtime head coach had every reason to be affected by the day’s events. Menlo’s 3-1 loss to No. 8-seeded Branham (19-14) in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs marked the end of Schoof’s coaching career at Menlo. The loss also brought an end of an improbable CCS run for Menlo, as the No. 12-seeded Knights (19-13) had previously knocked off No. 5-seeded Capuchino and No. 4-seeded Santa Cruz to reach the semifinals. “I’ve never been prouder of a team when you consider what we’ve lost over the past couple of years,” Schoof said. “We talked about getting back to



t is said that records are meant to be broken. History has proven that to be true in just about every sport. At the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships, however, there are plenty of meet records that may be around for quite some time. Take, for example, the 63-8 1/2 mark in the boys’ shot put by Fremont’s Steve Wilhem in 1967. Or the 1:50.6 in the 800 by Rick Brown of Los Altos in 1970. And the Brown-anchored 1,600 relay time of 3:15.8 by Los Altos from the same CCS meet in ‘70. The last section mark to be taken by a boy was in 2007 by Nico Weiler of Los Gatos in the pole vault (17-6 1/4). That mark may never fall. As for the CCS girls, those records have been rewritten a bit more often,

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OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto High graduate Gracie Marshall (Class of 2011) helped her Tufts University softball team win a second straight NCAA Division III championship this week with a 6-0 win over Salisbury at the University of Texas-Tyler. The Jumbos (47-4) became the first NCAA Division III team to win back-to-back national titles since St. Thomas (Minn.) did it in 2004-05. After losing to Salisbury in the first game of the national finale on Monday, Tufts battled back to win two straight and take the title. Marshall batted .345 for the season with six home runs and 30 RBI. She drove in a run in the title game, giving her team a 4-0 lead. She was named to the All-NFCA New England Region second team . . . Gunn High grad Graham Fisher recently finished up a solid baseball season with Grinnell College, an NCAA Division III program in the Midwest Conference in Iowa. The Pioneers took second over in the conference, first in the Southern Division. Fisher, a sophomore, was named All-Midwest Conference (Southern Division) after leading the entire league in wins with seven (7-2 overall). He was fifth in both ERA (2.72) and batting average against (.255) for all MWC pitchers with more than 30 innings pitched. Fisher’s last victory was also Grinnell’s last win, coming in an elimination game against MWC tournament host Ripon College (Wis.). Fisher gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits over seven innings. . . . When Menlo-Atherton girls basketball coach Morgan Clyburn departed following the season, the Bears didn’t have to look past her staff to find a new leader. Clyburn’s top assistant, Markisha Coleman has been named as the Bears’ new head coach. Coleman graduated from Eastside Prep in 2003 where she was a three-time league MVP, led the Panthers to a Central Coast Section championship, and was named to the Division V AllState Team. When she graduated, Coleman was the school’s all-time leader in points, steals, and assists per game. Like Clyburn, Coleman attended Stanford University. She walked on to the Stanford women’s basketball team her freshman year and earned a full scholarship for her junior and senior years.


Menlo School senior Maddy Price could take down a CCS meet record in the 400 that was set in 1982.


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Stanford men’s golf wraps up a championship season By Rick Eymer he Stanford men’s golf team will look a lot different next season without Cameron Wilson and Patrick Rodgers, perhaps one of the top tandems ever to play for the Cardinal. They played together the past three years. Rodgers could have easily turned pro and left Stanford after his sophomore year, but he wanted to come back and help the team win a national title. He certainly did his part.

Wilson, who made dramatic improvements to his game while at Stanford, can look to a bright future as a professional, as well. Wilson won the NCAA individual title Monday, sinking a decisive birdie putt on the third playoff hole. Rodgers was the Pac-12 Conference champion and tied Tiger Woods’ school record of 11 career wins. The Cardinal retains several quality golfers in freshmen Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badh-

war and sophomore David Boote. Menlo School grad Patrick Grimes can return as a senior and freshman Jim Liu played several good rounds of golf over the year. Boote had a terrific tournament at the NCAA championships on the course at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. He tied for third at 5-under overall. Stanford recorded the best team score after three rounds, but saw its season end in the semifinals of match play, losing to Oklahoma

State, 3-2. Badhwar took Cowboys’ Wyndham Clark to the 18th hole before missing an eight-foot putt that would have forced a playoff. Wilson fired a 63 during the second round on Saturday. The 63 was the second-best NCAA score by a Cardinal golfer, trailing only Notah Begay’s 62 in the 1994 finale. Wilson had rounds of 71-70 in the first and third rounds for a three-round total of 204 on the par-70 course.

Wilson won his third title of the year, following his season-opening victory at the Fighting Illini Invitational in September and the Western Intercollegiate in April. “Cameron has had a great year, but not many people have been talking about Cameron Wilson,” Stanford coach Conrad Ray said. “To see him pull off a victory is really cool, for Stanford, for our program, and for all the hard work that he’s put in and the efforts that he’s made over the last four years.” N


NCAA baseball

Whitlinger calls it a career


“I’m going through the process,” Hochstatter said. “I did it in high school but it’s different now.” Blandino and Slater, both juniors, also are also possible high draft picks, with Blandino considered a first- or second-round choice. “My focus is on the playoffs right now,” Blandino said. “The draft is not something I am thinking about too much. I want to get to the regional and come out on top.” Marquess thinks Slater, who brings a 17-game hitting streak into the regional, could be the steal of the draft. “There’s nothing he can’t do,” Marquess said. “He can play shortstop, second base, third base or the outfield. He can play anywhere. He can hit and has arm strength.” Slater is hitting .455 over his past 17 games, raising his season average to .349. He has 14 doubles, six triples, a home run and has driven in 36 runs. Blandino, hitting .306, has 13 doubles and a team-leading 11 home runs and 37 RBI. He’s also reached base via a hit or walk in each of the past 23 games and has scored a team-leading 41 runs. Diekroeger takes a .307 career average into the postseason. He’s hit .375 with runners in scoring position this season. Defense has also helped Stanford. The Cardinal, 10-6 in onerun games, has a fielding percentage of .9763, just off the program record of .9773 in 2005. Hoffpauir, a sophomore outfielder who also plays football, has been the biggest surprise for Stanford. He’s the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week after hitting go-ahead home runs in each of the final two games. He opened the Utah series with a 5-for-5 effort. “Most improved player,” Marquess said. “The beginning of the year he was striking out a lot on breaking balls. He’s been working on it. In baseball, you have to play. He didn’t play in the summer or fall.” Hoffpauir, who could win the starting safety job in football, said he used the winter to get up to speed in baseball. “After having a rough time last year I have been able to put it all together,” Hoffpauir said. “Once we figured out how to win the close games, we got on a run.” N


Cardinal men’s tennis coach is retiring after 31 years of playing and coaching by Brian Risso


ollowing 10 successful seasons leading the Stanford men’s tennis program, head coach John Whitlinger has announced his retirement. Since taking over head coaching duties in 2005 from legendary coach Dick Gould, Whitlinger guided Stanford to a 160-85 (.653) overall record and nine NCAA Tournament appearances. Six players earned All-America accolades during his tenure. “Being able to coach at a place you’ve played is really a dream come true,” said Whitlinger. “It’s been a great ride and I want to thank everyone that’s been a part of it, especially the players and coaches I’ve worked with over the years. It has been an honor to coach at such an outstanding university and athletic program and while it is difficult to step away, I’m looking forward to new beginnings.” “John has been an integral part of our tennis family for more than 30 years and we have benefited from his accomplishments as an NCAA champion student-athlete and coach,” said Stanford Athletic Director Bernard Muir. “We appreciate his service over these past 10 years as our head coach and wish him luck in this next chapter of life.” During Whitlinger’s tenure, the Cardinal remained a fixture as one of the nation’s top programs, reaching the postseason in seven straight seasons from 2008-2014 while compiling four 20-win campaigns and advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals in backto-back years (2011-12). Individually, Bradley Klahn, currently the fourth-ranked American player in the Emirates ATP Rankings, captured the 2010 NCAA singles title before teaming up with Ryan Thacher one year later for a runner-up finish in the NCAA doubles final. Whitlinger’s contributions to the Cardinal men’s tennis program cover more than 30 years, with the 1976 Stanford graduate enjoying success as an associate head coach and student-athlete. For 18 seasons from 1987-2004, Whitlinger served as the program’s associate head coach under Gould and helped guide Stanford to a 416-64 (.867) record while claiming nine NCAA championships. Whitlinger was awarded the inaugural ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1997. He was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Fox River Valley (Wisconsin) Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998. In addition to being a member of Stanford’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Whitlinger was inducted into the USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame in December of 2010. A two-time All-American (1974, 1975) at Stanford, Whitlinger was instrumental in leading Stanford to its first two NCAA championships in 1973 and 1974. The 1974 campaign proved to be Whitlinger’s most successful, directing Stanford to an NCAA team title

John Whitlinger’s successful career at Stanford started as a player in 1972-73. while becoming only the fourth player in program history to capture the NCAA singles and doubles titles in the same season. After his collegiate career, Whitlinger was an international touring professional for six years and ranked among the top 50 in the world in singles and top 40 in doubles. From 1981 to 1986, Whitlinger was a head professional at the Racquet Club at Harper’s Point in Cincinnati, Ohio. He ranked in the top five in men’s singles play in the United States Professional Teaching Association (USPTA). A native of Neenah, Wis., Whitlinger came to Stanford in 1972 as one of the top junior players in the country. During his high school career, Whitlinger won 109 consecutive matches en route to four consecutive state singles championships (1969-72). He holds 11 national junior titles, including the 1971 Interscholastic Championship and the prestigious International Orange Bowl Championship in 1969 and 1970. He was also a member of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup teams from 1970-74. Women’s lacrosse Stanford junior midfielder Hannah Farr has been named second-team All-America by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. This was the first All-America honor for Farr, a product of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Prep. She is the fifth player in Stanford women’s lacrosse history to become an All-America and the first since Leslie Foard was a first-team selection in 2011. Farr was the player of the year in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, becoming the first California native to win the honor. She also was named to the IWLCA All-West Region first team, and was an MPSF All-Academic selection.N (Brian Risso is a member of the Stanford Sports Information Department)

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to end the year clinched Stanford’s berth in the postseason. The Cardinal finished in a fifth-place tie with USC in conference play and five Pac-12 teams advanced. Palo Alto resident Alex Blandino, Menlo School grad Danny Diekroeger, Hochstatter, Austin Slater and Quantrill were named to the all-conference team, while Zach Hoffpauir and A.J. Vanegas earned honorable mention. Blandino and Diekroeger also were named to the All-Defensive Team. Hochstatter (10-1, 2.62) opened the season as a long reliever despite a successful sophomore season, in which he was Stanford’s No. 2 starter behind Mark Appel — the overall No. 1 pick in Major League Baseball’s 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Hochstatter started 22 of the first 26 games he appeared in, winning his first three decisions as a freshman. This year, his first six games were out of the bullpen. An influx of quality freshmen pitchers, each of whom found success during the fall season, pushed Hochstatter to the background. “Coach (Rusty) Filler and I had long conversations about what my role would be this year,” Hochstatter said. “Early on it was more of a support role. Coach wanted me to help the freshmen and I wanted the same thing.” Stanford’s first 27 games were started by freshmen. Hochstatter broke that streak with a start at Washington on April 13. His return to the starting rotation came the old-fashioned way: he earned it through hard work and diligence. “Hochstatter turned it around for us,” Cardinal coach Mark Marquess said. “He’s always pitched well for us but he has better command and added two or three miles per hour to his fastball.” Hochstatter will have an interesting decision to make following this year’s draft, which is set to begin on June 5. After a successful season, his stock may not get much higher. He still has the bargaining chip, as Appel did two years ago, of returning to Stanford.


Menlo’s latest championship provides valuable lesson Despite missing three starters, Knights battle their way to a sixth straight crown and 11th title in 16 years by Keith Peters ing time will be fierce.” word of warning to all those Shine also will strengthen his teams on the Menlo School team another way — making sure boys’ tennis schedule for there’s 100 percent commitment 2015. The Knights are losing by the players. just one senior starter off a team “Whoever is on the team, that won its sixth straight Central they’re going to be either 100 perCoast Section title and sixth con- cent in or 100 percent out,” Shine secutive crown at the CIF-USTA explained. Northern California Regional The reason for that is that startTennis Championships. ers Victor Pham and Chari both And, to further emphasize just missed the NorCal playoffs. Pham how good the won the Boys 16s Knights might be title at the USTA next season — May National Sethey were misslection Tournaing three of their ment at Stanford starting singles over the weekend, players during a going 5-0. Chari, 5-2 victory over meanwhile, travDougherty Valley eled all the way of San Ramon in to Cincinnati for the NorCal finals a tournament and Saturday at the lost in the first Natomas Racquet Menlo coach Bill Shine round. celebrates. Club. Shine knew a “We’re going month ago that he to be really strong again,” said might be missing his No. 2 and 3 Menlo coach Bill Shine, who los- singles players. es only No. 1 singles David Ball “This is actually the first time and reserve Jake Rudolph off a this has happened, at this time of 24-3 team that was probably bet- season,” he said. “It’s not going to ter than its record. happen again. Joining the team next season “I can understand where the will be four freshmen — the players, and parents, are coming younger brothers of Menlo start- from. But, I personally don’t think ers Vikram Chari, Gunther Matta, one tournament is going to deterLane Leschly and Nathan Sa- mine what college they’re going fran. to.” “It should be really interesting Shine said he actually was conto see who makes the team,” said cerned about his team’s chances Shine. “The competition for play- at NorCals.


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our fifth straight CCS championship game and we fell only two runs short.” Schoof had been the baseball head coach at Menlo for the past 27 years, winning 16 league titles and five CCS championships while qualifying for section action 23 times. Schoof said he will be moving to Southern California next school year to become the Director of Physical Education, Wellness and Athletics at the Oakwood School in North Hollywood. “Coach Schoof has meant everything to me and our team. He is Menlo baseball,” said Stanfordbound senior Mikey Diekroeger. “He’s the reason Menlo baseball and Menlo athletics have been so successful. His success has been unparalleled by any other coach or athletic director in the area.” During his 13 years as athletic director, Menlo teams have won two state titles, 15 NorCal crowns, 30 CCS championships and 120 league titles. His team this season had the highest cumulative grade-point average (3.6176) of

Angie Ball

matches behind Ball, Matta and Safran. Things turned quickly, though, and it as 3-2 with only the No. 2 and 3 doubles going to a third set. “It was clearly turning the other way,” said Shine. In the No. 2 doubles match, freshman Mark Ball and sophomore Michael Quezada fell behind love-40. They rallied then the teams exchanged at deuce before Quezada and Ball put it away, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to clinch the title. “Michael was serving for the match at 5-4,” Shine said. “They were down 0-40 played some of the best clutch tennis I have ever seen!! Wow, what a match.” The first Menlo player on the court was David Ball who, in a passing of the torch, ran out to greet his little brother and Quezada, closely followed by the Menlo team. Emotions poured out from all the players, coaches and parents. “It can’t remember the last time

it was (that emotion-ridden),” Shine said. “It felt so good that they got to experience that, and got to continue the tradition of Menlo tennis.” After Quezada and Ball wrapped up their match, Kylee Santos and Dylan Pace elevated their play and wrapped up their victory at No. 3 doubles, as well, as Menlo escaped with its closest victory during the current six-year run. The Knights now have won 11 NorCal titles in the 16 years of the event. “They all feel special when I see the new kids on the team, and the excitement and camaraderie that’s passed down from the older kids to the younger ones,” said Shine, who is 430-45 in 18 years with the program. “They want to win, and they care so much — as much as the older ones. These guys got some valuable experience and they grew immensely. Now they know what hard work does for them.” N

any baseball team in the section the Knights offensively against and was honored for it prior to the Branham, getting on base a comgame. bined five times from the top two Menlo, in fact, had seven teams slots in the order. Stratford had among the nine sports the Knights three hits. competed in this spring make Unfortunately, the rest of their the top five on the CCS Spring teammates did not provide much Season Scholastic Championship help, as only two other Menlo Awards list. players were Schoof, meanable to reach while, was not base safely. the only perMenlo got on son to don the the scoreboard Knights’ jersey in the top of for the final the first intime Tuesday, ning, as sophoas Menlo has more Carson six graduating Gampell’s twoseniors on its out RBI single roster. off Branham “Playing with starting pitcher the seniors and Alex Zarate the rest of the gave Menlo an team has been early 1-0 lead. so much fun However, the this year,” said Menlo’s Craig Schoof celebrated Knights’ advansenior Graham two CCS wins. tage did not last Stratford, who long. will play at the University of RedMenlo’s starting pitcher, senior lands next season. “I’ve played Wyatt Driscoll, looked uncomwith a great group of guys, and I fortable in bottom half of the indon’t know how I’m going to play ning, walking the first two Bruin without them.” batters he faced, and eventually Stratford and Diekroeger, two allowing two RBI singles and a of the captains on the team, paced sacrifice fly that gave Branham a

3-1 advantage. “If we erase that first inning, and played the way we wanted to, I think we could have won that game,” Stratford said. “It’s too bad the game went the way it did.” For the next six innings both pitchers settled down considerably, and neither allowed a run for the rest of the contest. Both pitchers only allowed two more hits after the first inning. “Wyatt’s always been clutch for us, he always thrown strikes,” Stratford said of his fellow senior. “He’s had an amazing season, and I’m so proud of him.” After suffering a football injury two years ago, Driscoll underwent a total of 17 surgeries. Schoof said he thought Driscoll might never walk again after what he endured. Just getting back to the field and achieving what he did was remarkable. After falling behind early, Menlo’s best chance to score came in the sixth inning, as Diekroeger reached on an error by Branham first baseman Chris Kiefer, and Stratford hit a bunt single to set up runners at first and third with nobody out. Nothing came of the rally, how-

ever, as Jared Lucian lined into a fielder’s choice, and Gampell grounded into a double play to end the inning. Along with Diekroeger, Driscoll and Stratford, Sam Crowder, Christian Pluchar and Joe Farnham also will be graduating from the program. Their head coach was appreciative of all the intangibles the group of seniors brought to the club this year. “There’s a large group of underclassman on this team (only 10 innings of pitching experience returned), but it was the seniors who led us,” Schoof said. “They had been here before and they knew what it took.” With the season at a close, Schoof was able to reflect not only on the 2014 Menlo team, but the multitude of great years the Knights enjoyed under his watch. “I don’t think those who were around in the early eighties would have thought Menlo would have reached these heights,” Schoof said. “The goal was to build a program. I don’t think I ever dreamed of one CCS title let alone five. That’s a credit to the support the school gave, the kids, and the coaches.” N

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“Yes, I did have concerns,” he said. “Anytime you miss that big chunk of your team, it forces everyone up. I had confidence in the guys, because our depth is good. The only thing they didn’t have was experience at this level. You just don’t know how they’ll react to the situation and pressure. It was that unknown factor.” Menlo also was missing Leschly, still sidelined by concussion symptom following a surfing accident, while Ball (the school’s student body president) and Rudoph missed Friday’s 7-0 win over Lowell while participating in Senior Night. Despite little sleep, both seniors drove to the Sacramento area on Saturday morning to be with the team for the semifinals (a 7-0 win over Jesuit) and finals. Against No. 2-seeded Dougherty Valley, which had knocked off CCS runner-up Saratoga in the semifinals, the top-seeded Knights grabbed a quick 3-0 lead after winning the top three singles

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CCS baseball

The Menlo School boys tennis team captured a sixth straight NorCal championship and the 11th in 16 years with a hard-fought 5-2 victory over Dougherty Valley last Saturday in 100-degree heat in the Sacramento area.

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with 12 marks going down since 2000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the most recent in 2012. The oldest remaining meet record belongs to Lexie Maxie of Mills. She ran 53.92 in the 400 in 1982. If that mark is ever going to be taken down, Menlo School senior Maddy Price is the person to do it at Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CCS Championships at San Jose City College. Field events begin at 4 p.m., with running at 6 p.m. Price has the No. 2 400 time in the state this season, a 53.43. While that time is faster than Maxieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CCS record, Price clocked that while racing against the current state leader â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kaelin Roberts of Long Beach Poly at the Arcadia Invitational. The competition made it easy for Price to run that fast. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a tough record to break since not many will be pushing her (Price) until state,â&#x20AC;? said Menlo coach Jorge Chen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, we all know Maddy and her competitiveness. She will gun for it as much as she can, so that record will be in jeopardy either way.â&#x20AC;? Chen said Price probably has a better chance at Menloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 record of 23.93 by Damesha Craig in the 1997 section finals. Price ran 23.98 at the CCS trials last Saturday, breaking 24 seconds for the first time while moving to No. 8 all-time in CCS history. Price also was the No. 1 qualifier in the 400 with a 55.34 as she won easily and by a large margin. She should advance to the state meet in both events. Gunn senior Sarah Robinson also should be heading to Buchanan High in Fresno next week. The only question is in how many events?

Gunn senior Sarah Robinson could triple at CCS finals. Robinson qualified for the section finals in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trials and has yet to drop an event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarah will be a game-day decision,â&#x20AC;? said Gunn coach PattiSue Plumer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a tough one.â&#x20AC;? In all likelihood, Robinson could qualify for the state meet in three events. But, that would mean four races in the prelims and then a possible two or three in the finals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the 3,200 is finals only. That, of course, would lessen her chances of possibly winning a state title. Robinson showed her durability for the third straight week as she won her heat in the 1,600 in 4:56.83 but finished second overall to state leader Anna Maxwell of San Lorenzo Valley. Robinson then ran a school record â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the No. 3 time in the state â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of

CCS BOYSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TRACK & FIELD RECORDS Event 400 relay 1600 110 HH 400 100 800 300 IH 200 3200 1600 relay Long jump Discus Shot put Triple jump High jump Pole vault

Time 41.54 4:08.7 13.6 46.23 10.41 1:50.6 36.60 20.84 8:58.2 3:15.8 25-0 204-10 63-8 1/2 50-11 1/2 7-3 17-6 1/4


Team Independence Mark Stillman Willow Glen Arend Watkins Silver Creek Calvin Harrison North Salinas Tony Miller Riordan Rick Brown Los Altos John Montgomery Independence Rubin Williams Valley Christian Gordon MacMitchell Gunn Los Altos Johnny Cleveland Soquel Nick Kay Los Gatos Steve Wilhelm Fremont Harold Rucker Silver Creek Jeff Rogers Overfelt Nico Weiler Los Gatos

Year 1988 1977 1997 1993 1987 1970 1988 2002 1973 1970 1984 2003 1967 1986 1985 2007


Pole vault

Time 46.55 4:47.56 13.52 53.92 11.39 2:07.79 41.71 23.47 10:09.5 3:49.01 20-5 165-10 50-7 1/4 43-1 1/2 6-0 6-0 13-8


Team Mt. Pleasant Alejandra Barrientos San Lorenzo Valley Vashti Thomas Mt. Pleasant Leslie Maxie Mills Jeneba Tarmoh Mt. Pleasant Alicia Follmar Saratoga Tisha Ponder Del Mar Jeneba Tarmoh Mt. Pleasant Cory Shubert Del Mar Piedmont Hills Vashti Thomas Mt. Pleasant Darlene Tulua Carmel Julie Dufresne Harbor Vashti Thomas Mt. Pleasant Jennifer Grimaldi St. Ignatius Wendy Brown Woodside Tori Anthony Castilleja

Year 2006 2000 2008 1982 2006 2005 1996 2006 1983 2012 2008 1996 2005 2008 2001 1984 2007

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The senior was the No. 1 qualifier in the 800 with a school record of 2:09.72 (ranking her No. 3 in the state), the top qualifier in the 3,200 and No. 2 in the 1,600 at the Central Coast Section track and field semifinals.

The senior had two hits and started a triple play with the bases loaded and no outs to preserve a 2-1 CCS baseball win over Capuchino before getting three hits in a 4-0 win over Santa Cruz in the quarterfinals.

Honorable mention Annalisa Crowe

Erik Amundson

Menlo-Atherton track & field

Menlo-Atherton baseball

Gillian Meeks

David Ball*

Gunn track & field

Menlo tennis

Maya Miklos

Matt McGarry

Gunn track & field

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Jenae Pennywell

Gunther Matta

Gunn track & field

Menlo tennis

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Davis Rich

Gunn track & field

Menlo baseball

Maddy Price

Nick Sullivan

Menlo track & field

Palo Alto track & field * previous winner

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season-best 3:26.56. Prioryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ross Corey advanced in the 800 with a 1:57.66, Sacred Heart Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daniel Hill lowered his school record in the 3,200 with a qualifying time of 9:26.75 and SHP senior Ricky Grau advanced in the 110 high hurdles in 14.78.


Event 400 relay 1600 100 HH 400 100 800 300 LH 200 3200 1600 relay Long jump Discus Shot put Triple jump High jump

2:09.72 to qualify first in the 800. Finally, Robinson romped to a 10:39.80 victory in the 3,200 to complete one of the finest triples in CCS history. The Gunn girls, meanwhile, set themselves up for a possible shot at the CCS title. The 400 relay team set a school record of 48.55 while qualifying second overall. Sophomore Gillian Meeks qualified in both the 1,600 (5:00.20) and 3,200 (10:55.43) with Emily Aiken also qualifying in the 3,200 (11:10.81). Jenae Pennywell, who ran a leg on the 400 relay, set a Gunn record of 12.21 while finishing third overall in the 100. Teammate Robin Peter was eighth (12.51) after finishing fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.22). Fellow sophomore Maya Miklos qualified second in the 300 hurdles (43.64) after anchoring the 400 relay. And, senior Adriana Noronha advanced in both the shot put and discus for the Titans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was definitely one of my favorite days ever as a coach!â&#x20AC;? said Plumer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not just Sarah, though she continues to amaze. She just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run 2:09, she did it along, in the wind . . . The 4x100 started us off on the right foot (no pun intended). We figured it would be epic, one way or the other and it was â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the best possible way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perhaps the only disappointment of the evening is that our (girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) 4x4 (relay) did not qualify. But, it was the fifth-fastest in school history and the fastest time run since 2001 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; so, hard to be upset.â&#x20AC;? The Palo Alto girls qualified in both the 400 relay (49.28) and 1,600 relay (4:02.80) while M-A qualified Annalisa Crowe in the 800 (2:12.17), Kathryn Mohr in the pole vault and in the 1,600 relay (third in a season-best 4:01.36). Crowe also ran a leg on the relay, which clocked the No. 3 time in school history. The Palo Alto boys, meanwhile, qualified their 400 relay (43.23) and 1,600 relay (a season-best 3:24.52) with senior Nick Sullivan running on both while qualifying third in the 400 (a personal best-48.56) and second in the 200 (a PR of 21.77). Teammate Eli Givens ran on the 400 and 1,600 relays and finished third in the 100 (11.03). Paly freshman Kent Slaney continued to improve in the 1,600, running a personal best by four seconds (4:24.44) while advancing to the finals. He now ranks as the No. 3 freshman in the state, according to Paul Touma of Menlo School was second in the triple jump (45-3 1/2) in addition to qualifying in the long jump (20-11). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paul looked good as we decided not to take all his jumps after 45-3,â&#x20AC;? explained Chen, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so he could focus on the long jump.â&#x20AC;? Menlo-Atherton senior Zach Plante broke the school record in the 400 with a 48.95 while finishing fourth overall. The previous record had stood since 1983. He also ran a leg on the 1,600 relay squad that qualified sixth in a

Paly senior Nick Sullivan has four events in the finals.

The top three finishers, plus anyone who surpasses the automatic qualifying mark, will advance from the CCS finals to the CIF State Meet on June 6-7. N

CCS TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULE Friday At San Jose City College Field Events 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pole vault 4:05 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; discus 4:15 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triple jump 4:20 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long jump 4:25 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high jump 5:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; discus 5:35 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shot put 6:20 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pole vault 6:40 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high jump 6:55 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long jump 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shot put 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; triple jump Running Events (Girls, then boys) 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 400 relay 6:20 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1600 meters 6:40 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 100 hurdles 6:50 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 110 HH 7:05 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 400 meters 7:20 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 100 meters 7:35 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 800 meters 7:55 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 300 hurdles 8:10 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 200 meters 8:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3,200 meters 9:05 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1,600 relay

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