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Seeking vision for city’s growth, council rejects staff’s ideas Council says progress on Comprehensive Plan update can only be made with more data by Gennady Sheyner


aced with four different visions for future growth of the city, Palo Alto’s City Council members quibbled and agonized Wednesday night before settling for a fifth option: none of the above. After four hours of deliberation, the council rejected by a 7-1 vote a recommendation from planning

staff to analyze four different growth scenarios as part of an update of the Comprehensive Plan, the city’s guiding land-use document, citing a lack of adequate information and focus. The council’s vote, coming two days after a meeting at which about 30 residents and Palo Alto employees offered their own diverse

visions for the city’s future, represents yet another twist in a tortuous update process that started in 2006. With only Gail Price dissenting and Vice Mayor Liz Kniss absent, the council ultimately agreed to continue the discussion at a later meeting and asked city planners to provide a range of additional data, including a menu of all studies currently under way relating to traffic and parking; more information about existing conditions for development; and suggestions for changing the scope of the

Comprehensive Plan revision. The existing Comprehensive Plan was intended to guide the city’s planning from 1998 to 2010. The updated version would extend to 2030. The four alternatives that the planning staff recommended were to be included in the update’s Environmental Impact Report. One option would leave all land-use policies and zoning designations in place; two would promote “slow growth” and cap commercial development; and a fourth alterna-

tive, known as “net zero,” would evaluate projects based on their ability to avoid contributing to problems in areas such as traffic or water consumption. The scenarios had been developed by city staff based on feedback they’d received over several community meetings held between late May and July. Yet rather than evaluate these alternatives, council members spent the bulk of Wednesday evening (continued on page 13)


County to house unaccompanied immigrants Board of Supervisors votes 4 to 1 to create host-family program by Elena Kadvany he Santa Clara County statement. Volunteer families will Board of Supervisors voted be screened and children evaluTuesday to create a host- ated and placed in homes for supfamily program to house up to 50 port, housing and daily care. The host-family program will unaccompanied immigrant minors — placing the county in the be separate from the current midst of the national debate over foster-care system, according to the wave of children and youth, the county, and does not interfere mostly from Central America, with or use foster-care resources. who have been illegally crossing Unlike in the foster-family model, the U.S. border in large numbers families of these children have not relinquished parental rights and for the past several years. The board voted 4 to 1 on the their cases are pending in refugee issue, with Board President Mike court rather than juvenile court. If the board approves the proWasserman opposing the program due to county resources he said gram on Aug. 26, the county will begin preparing to place up to 50 are already stretched thin. The program will cost an esti- children and youth. The county mated $200,000 to create, accord- said that reimbursement is expecting to the county’s announcement ed from the federal government. Citing the program’s costs, Tuesday. The estimated monthly cost to place each child is $2,000. Wasserman maintained his oppoCounty administrators are now sition to the program. “I cannot support the creation tasked with returning to the board on Aug. 26 with a full implementa- of a new program, further stretchtion plan for the program, including ing our resources, when I know • a service model with commu- we have so many unmet needs in our community already,” he said. nity partners; The U.S. Customs and Border • the status of obtaining necessary state and federal approvals Patrol office estimates that more than 90,000 unaccompanied chiland financial commitments; • a plan for recruitment and sup- dren will cross into the United States in 2014, the county’s press port for local host families; • logistics for transportation and release stated. This is almost three placement of children in Santa times the known number in 2013. Some of those children, who are Clara County; and • a strategy for helping reunify most often fleeing gang violence children with their families, in co- and/or unstable family situations, operation with the U.S. Office of are leaving with the goal of getting to Santa Clara and San Mateo Refugee Resettlement. The board also directed county counties to reunify with family counsel to explore and report back members living here, particularly on efforts to identify pro bono at- in East Palo Alto, Redwood City torneys who can provide legal and San Mateo, said Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto representation to the children. The host-family model will be attorney Helen Beasley. similar to a student-exchange program, according to the county’s (continued on page 14)

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Katie Durand, 4, and her brother CJ, 7, splash and play in the water fountains at Mitchell Park during a hot day in early August. The city recently reduced the hours of the water play area, now from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to conserve water.


Residents catch city wasting water Photographs, calls indicate City of Palo Alto needs to heed its own water restrictions


ne day after the City of Palo Alto adopted water-use restrictions for businesses and residents, mushrooms growing in city planter boxes and water cascading onto sidewalks and streets indicate the city will also need to correct its own water waste. The City Council voted on Aug. 4 in favor of prohibiting the use of potable water in fountains, on sidewalks and in driveways. The restrictions are in response to a State Water Resources Control Board decision that urban water suppliers such as Palo Alto

by Sue Dremann must restrict outdoor irrigation due to the drought. But the city will have its work cut out for itself to find and repair its own leaking infrastructure. In recent weeks, residents have been calling the city to report water waste on city properties as well as at businesses and residences, according to staff. That city waste appears to be occurring throughout Palo Alto. On Cambridge Avenue, 42 planter boxes on the north side of the Lot 5 parking garage received a liberal watering every morning this week,

with water running down the concrete walls and flowing over the sidewalk and into the street. An 18-inch-wide stream made its way down the gutter and into a nearby storm drain. Mushrooms sprouted in some of 27 empty planter boxes on the parking garage’s north side. On the south side, most planters contained dead shrubs that also appeared wellwatered, with pools collecting on the adjacent roadway. Water waste on city and (continued on page 14) • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 5


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Rome is burning. — Karen Holman, Palo Alto City Councilwoman, urging her colleagues to focus on near-term solutions for the city’s traffic and parking problems. See story on page 5.

Around Town

HEY! NOT MY BARISTA ... Local coffee lovers likely rejoiced this week with the news that third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle Coffee will be opening a cafe inside the historic Varsity Theatre on downtown Palo Alto’s University Avenue. The cafe is part of a project backed by hightech software company SAP that plans to transform the building, which opened as the theater in 1927, into a “working cafe” concept dubbed HanaHaus (read about it in the Upfront section of this paper). SAP provided the Weekly with a rendering of the cafe, including a barista counter manned by a hipster-looking man wearing a dark vest, tie and dark fedora. Soon after the image was posted on PaloAltoOnline, an urgent request came in from Blue Bottle to take the rendering down. That man is, in fact, a barista for Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a Blue Bottle competitor based in Portland, Oregon, Blue Bottle said. SAP had (unwittingly) chosen the gentleman for its mock-up. The two companies are now working together on a new image. Perhaps they’ll work it out over a cup of joe.

CHAMBER’S NEW DIGS ... The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce finally moved into its new home inside Lytton Gateway on July 30 and is now fully operational inside the new development at the corner of Lytton Avenue and Alma Street. The news that the Chamber would be the nonprofit tenant in the four-story building anchored by online-survey company Survey Monkey came in February with an announcement that the Chamber had signed a 10-year lease on the ground floor of the development. The building at 101 Lytton Ave. won the city’s approval under the “planned community” zone process, which allows developers to exceed zoning regulations in exchange for negotiated public benefits. One of the benefits that the council asked for the project to include was space for a nonprofit group, with rent subsidized by the developer. Chamber of Commerce CEO David MacKenzie said in a statement at the time that the move into Lytton Gateway would “provide more visibility for the Chamber, our enriching programs and our vibrant membership.” Two ground-floor retail spaces at Lytton Gateway have yet to

be leased, but — lucky for the Chamber — a third opened as a gelato shop this week. SECURITY BREACH AT PF. CHANG’S ... Did you nosh on some kung pao or shaking beef at the Palo Alto P.F. Chang’s in April, May or early June? Check your bank statements, because your credit- or debit-card information might have been stolen. The Stanford Shopping Center location is one of 33 of the restaurant chain’s outposts impacted by a serious security breach. The Arizona-based company has had a team of forensics experts on the case since the U.S. Secret Service informed P.F. Chang’s about it on June 10, CEO Rick Federico said in a statement this week. The company does not yet know if any credit-card data was actually stolen, but customers who used their cards at one of the affected restaurants should review their account statements for unusual activity and notify their card companies if they find any, Federico said. Customers may file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, which can be reached by phone at 877-438-4338, company officials said. P.F. Chang’s has enrolled affected customers in an identity protection service called AllClear Secure for the next 12 months. Customers experiencing problems with identity theft may call the service at 877-412-7152, according to Federico.

LGBT-FRIENDLY CAMPUS ... Stanford University has garnered a new college-ranking distinction: the most LGBT-friendly campus in the nation. The ranking is one of many in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition.” To determine this year’s rankings, the test-prep company sent online surveys to 130,000 students. The survey has more than 80 questions in four main sections: “About Yourself,” “Your School’s Academics/ Administration,” “Students” and “Life at Your School,” with probing questions on everything from financial aid to campus food options. Stanford also came out at No. 4 for best college library and No. 7 in top undergraduate entrepreneurial programs but dropped to No. 15 for financial aid and No. 18 for best quality of life. View the full rankings at Q


Teens should be able to learn from mistakes, new Gunn principal says Lifelong Midwesterner says her job is to ‘bring out passions of innovative teachers’


s a chemistry teacher in suburban Chicago, Denise Herrmann teamed up with a biology teacher to create a project-based curriculum that combined the disciplines over two years. As principal of Middleton High School near Madison, Wisconsin, for the past eight years, she led the teaching staff through a critical self-reflection process following a well-publicized 2013 cheating incident. As the new principal of Gunn High School, Herrmann said she plans to immerse herself in the culture and look for opportunities to ease the high-pressure environment. “I’ll be listening and watching for opportunities students have to take some risks and make a few mistakes and not be penalized for it — to let them dust off their knees, get back up and keep at it,” Herrmann said in an Aug. 1 interview in her new, still-bare office on campus. “I’m sure there are many of those, and when I find them I’ll give the teacher a high five and say, ‘Great job.’ Where I see it missing, that will be an opportunity for me to coach the teacher and say, ‘What would happen if we inserted that kind of (lower-stakes) feedback at this point?’” Herrmann arrived in Palo Alto July 17 on the eve of Gunn’s host-

ing of 1,200 teachers and administrators from around the world for the 2014 Google in Education Summit. “I wanted to be here for that,” she said. “I wanted to be a learner and to say, ‘Welcome to our school.’” After spending three days at the Google conference she flew back to the Midwest for her 30th high school reunion in Shabbona, Illinois, where she graduated in a class of 33 students and married her high school sweetheart, a fifth-generation farmer. From the couple’s home in Wisconsin, he could drive to the 600-acre farm in Northern Illinois in less than two hours. After helping his wife settle into their new home in Menlo Park, he’ll return to Illinois for the corn and soybean harvest and be back for Thanksgiving, Herrmann said. Lifelong Midwesterners, the couple’s decision to move to California was “somewhat spontaneous,” she said. While visiting one of their daughters in San Francisco at the end of March, “We thought we could see ourselves retiring here,” Herrmann said. “And then we were like, ‘We don’t have to wait 15 years to live in a place we want to live for the rest of our lives,’ and I said I’d just start keeping my eyes open for an intriguing position.” Ten days later she spotted a

posting for the opening at Gunn and, after querying California friends about Palo Alto, decided to apply for the job. “I enjoyed the fact that there were community members and students and all different facets of staff in the interview,” Herrmann said. “I was able to establish a really positive rapport with the team ... and after the interview I thought this could be a really good fit.” Gunn search team members were unable to comment on their first impressions of Herrmann, having taken a pledge of confidentiality about the interview process. Gunn PTA President Joy Hinton said she’s been out of the country since mid-July and has not yet met the new principal. Herrmann said she views one of her main jobs as “bringing out the passions of innovative teachers here at Gunn and helping them do great work. “You’re working with the community to build a good learning environment for students. It makes all the difference for kids when you know the parents value it, the City Council will work with you, everyone in the community is working together to help kids be safe and good learners.” Herrmann was tested last December when 250 seniors had to retake a calculus exam following allegations that students had sold


Cory Wolbach jumps into Palo Alto’s council race Candidate looks to bring focus on housing challenges, planning problems by Gennady Sheyner


eeking to bring a fresh voice to Palo Alto’s simmering debate over growth and development, State Sen. Jerry Hill staff member Cory Wolbach announced Monday that he is entering the crowded race for City Council. Wolbach, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, told the Weekly that he decided to run after considering the city’s recent discussions and recognizing that there has been a “missing voice” in the conversation on growth. While many talk about the negative impacts of new development, there has been far less discussion of the city’s housing challenges, particularly when it comes to seniors and young people. “It’s a voice that addresses, on

one hand, the serious concerns we have about traffic, parking and a planning process that doesn’t focus on the residents and, on the other hand, also recognizes that there is a real challenge for young people and seniors who want to stay in Palo Alto and find Cory Wolbach there aren’t many housing options available,” Wolbach said. Wolbach, who is taking a leave from his staff position in Hill’s office to pursue a campaign, is both the youngest member of the 13-candidate pool and among the

most politically active. In addition to his work with Hill, he has been an active member of political organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party. Wolbach, 33, is a board member at the Peninsula Democratic Coalition and the president of Peninsula Young Democrats. While he said he recognizes that the Palo Alto council is a nonpartisan body, he said his political experience has given him valuable experience in civic engagement, which he said is one of his primary passions. He also stressed the importance of regional cooperation on issues like airport noise, traffic and, more broadly, climate change. (continued on page 10)

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Denise Herrmann, Gunn High School’s new principal, stands in the courtyard of the two-story English and math classroom building that opened last year. ing more frequent, lower-stakes assessments rather than fewer, higher-stakes tests. Referring to the “mindset” research by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, Herrmann said high-pressure environments can “inadvertently reinforce (students’) idea that they have to get an A and will resort to cheating before they’ll admit they don’t know it to teachers, to their peers, to their parents.” With only six calculus tests per semester at Middleton, “that made each one really important,” she said. She advocates more frequent assessments that give students a chance to learn from mistakes and “have a chance to relearn before a high-stakes test. “That’s what we learned from students — the more frequent, low-stakes checks for understanding we can do, the less likely it will be for them to feel the pressure to cheat,” Herrmann said. Q Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

photographs of test questions. The culprits were never identified, Herrmann said, but the highly publicized incident led the school to change some of its practices. “There were some practices that were very, very trusting of students, which I like — I like to trust students — but to the point where it was really putting other teachers who might be using that same test at risk,” she said. “One of my big learnings was how important it is to have conversations with teachers about assessment practices and the use of technology in the classroom. How you communicate your expectations to students can be very different from teacher to teacher.” Like Gunn, Middleton High School is a high-performing school that this year ranked as Wisconsin’s No. 1 high school in the U.S. News & World Report list. In such high-pressure environments, Herrmann believes schools can help reduce students’ temptations to cheat by offer-


Showcasing Outdoor Living Spaces In our area outdoor living spaces have become an extension of the home and often play an important role in a buyer’s decision of which home to buy. From the traditional grill and picnic table to lavishly landscaped patios and decks with lounge areas, buyers’ love affair with the backyard continues to hold true. An outdoor space doesn’t have to be huge to make a big impact. Staging a backyard helps the buyer see the possibilities. The idea is to give the buyer a subtle message of relaxation by creating a memorable spot for intimate dinners with friends and family gatherings. Following are ideas for creating outdoor spaces that will help transform your yard into the ultimate retreat or entertaining space that can help sell the lifestyle of the home: 1) Staged Seating Area. Stage a porch seating area using two outdoor sofas with colorful throw pillows and an outdoor rug. Add plants and accessories. Whether

it’s just leaving a magazine on the coffee table, or a pitcher of lemonade with glasses on a bistro table, you can give buyers an image of a peaceful retreat. 2) Add an Outdoor Kitchen. Kitchens are the center of family life. They can be extensive or they can be as compact as a patio with a grill and table. There are a wide variety of options for every space, purpose, and price range. 3) Add Outdoor Lighting. Use lighting to highlight important areas of the yard, or add a set of solar walkway lights. 4) Add a Fire Feature. Installing D SRUWDEOH ÀUH SLW RU EXLOGLQJ D VWRQH ÀUHSODFH FDQ H[WHQG WKH WLPH SHRSOH FDQ spend in their backyards. 5) Add a Water Feature. From small fountains to ponds and streams, water creates a sense of peace and calm and helps people connect with nature, and may attract wildlife.  &UHDWHD:LOGÁRZHURU+HUE*DUGHQ They are beautiful and smell great.

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Upfront to JJ&F market,” wrote Brucia, whose company has been involved in designing and building grocery stores since 1976. There will, however, be some differences, largely reflecting the changing tendencies of modern shoppers. According to Sutti, J&A plans to have more “grab-and-go” products than JJ&F, a larger deli section and a smaller meat department. It will have less produce inside the store than JJ&F did but will have an open market outside, facing El Camino Real. The report from Sutti Associates also tries to assuage the concerns of Palo Alto’s planning staff and residents about James Smailey’s lack of experience. The planning department report states that staff believes he is “proposing a store


Palo Alto to vet new grocer for old JJ&F site Council to consider whether developer’s son’s business can suitably replace once-popular market by Gennady Sheyner


he developer of College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real raised eyebrows earlier this year when he disclosed that his son will be in charge of the center’s grocery store, but Palo Alto officials believe the new store could be as good as or better than JJ&F, the venerable market that once did business there. On Monday night, the City Council will consider a recommendation from city planners to approve J&A Family Market as the grocer tenant of the mixed-use development at 2180 El Camino. The controversial, block-long development was approved in January 2010 after a series of tense community meetings and concerns from the surrounding College Terrace neighborhood about the project’s size and density. Monday’s discussion will focus on the grocery store, which is the primary public benefit of the “planned community” (PC) development. In lobbying for the project, which required the flexible PC zoning, the development team pitched its bid as a way to “save JJ&F Market,” a grocery store that operated near the corner of El Camino and College Avenue for 65 years. In addition to the new 8,000-square-foot grocery store that was supposed to give JJ&F more visibility, College Terrace Centre provides 38,908 square feet of office space; 5,580 square feet of other ground-floor retail; and eight below-market-rate apartments.

TALK ABOUT IT Should the city OK the new grocery store for College Terrace Centre? Give your opinion in the online discussion that’s already happening on’s Town Square.

Though the council approved the development, it did not “save JJ&F” after all. Just months after the vote, the Garcia family — the longtime, original owners of the store — sold the business and left Palo Alto, thereby also leaving open the question of who would occupy the store once the development is built. That question was seemingly answered earlier this year, when it was revealed that James Smailey, son of center developer Patrick Smailey and member of the development team, will run the new grocery. If the council on Monday approves this plan, the store will be called J&A Family Market. The revelation raised some questions, particularly given that James Smailey has no experience in the grocery industry. In order to allay neighborhood fears of an inferior market replacing JJ&F, the council’s 2010 approval of College Terrace Centre included stipulation that the grocer tenant “shall be subject to the prior approval of the City of Palo Alto.” Further, the ordinance regulating the development stated the city will not withhold its approval unless the city finds that the tenant “is not likely to be comparable in

quality of product and service as JJ&F as it existed and operated on Dec. 7, 2009.” In May, College Terrace resident Fred Balin raised the issue at a council meeting and questioned whether the developer’s son is the best person to man the grocery operation. He noted that it would be up to the building owner to enforce the lease conditions of the grocer tenant. “How enforceable will the lease agreement be that is between father and son?” Balin asked. “How likely is it that a grocery owner with no experience will run a market comparable to JJ&F? Those are key questions before the city now.” But for city staff, James Smailey’s lack of experience is not a barrier to approval. The city had hired a consultant, Sutti Associates, to review Smailey’s business plan and advise the city on whether the new store will be viable. The consultant’s report, which the city publicly released Wednesday afternoon, answers enthusiastically in the affirmative. Lawrence Brucia, president of Sutti Associates, wrote in the Aug. 4 report that while his company “cannot guarantee long term success for J&A Family market,” it believes that the market “has the retail team and strategy to be successful from its opening day and into the future.” “J&A Family market will be comparable, if not superior, in quality of products and services

‘J&A Family market will be comparable, if not superior, in quality of products and services to JJ&F market.’ —Lawrence Brucia, president, Sutti Associates with products and services comparable to JJ&F” but note that “the only outstanding issue is whether the grocery store will be a financial success and remain in operation, unlike other small grocery stores in the area that have failed.” For staff, this is worrisome for several reasons. The city’s approval of College Terrace Centre doesn’t specify what would happen if the grocery store goes out of business or its quality diminishes after the development is constructed. Though the development would then violate the “planned community” ordinance, the ordinance does not specify a

particular remedy or fine, according to Wednesday’s report from city planners. Furthermore, even a “comparable” business won’t necessarily be a successful one. After all, despite its popularity, JJ&F left Palo Alto just months after the project was approved. Another grocery store, Miki’s Fresh Market, opened at Alma Village amid much fanfare in 2012 only to close down six months later. City planners note that the financial success of the new grocer is “a particular concern because the tenant has not been willing to share information about the personnel with grocery experience who would be engaged to help operate the business.” In reviewing the plans, however, Brucia concluded that James Smailey’s team of advisers have “qualified credentials to participate in managing and advising the owners of J&A Family market.” The market’s co-manager and CFO is someone with “extensive experience in the grocery business” who worked for his family grocery business, owned his own store and has worked with distributors and vendors. Another adviser has “extensive experience in retail stores,” Brucia wrote. He concluded that given the store’s management team, advisers and a new building with new equipment, “the expectations regarding the environment of the store are high.” “A new store will have a fresh start, which represents a clean, well-lighted store and should be maintained by a qualified management team,” Brucia wrote. The new store is scheduled to open in August 2015, according to the business plan provided by Smailey. The plan states that the store’s new location, fronting (continued on page 13)


Board OKs ‘working cafe’ for Varsity Theatre in Palo Alto SAP-backed public venue aspires to be cultural, entrepreneurial gathering spot


alo Alto’s Historic Resources Board gave the thumbs up Wednesday to plans for a public “working cafe” in the front courtyard and first floor of downtown Palo Alto’s Varsity Theatre, which has been vacant since Borders closed its doors in 2011. Backed by the German software company SAP, which has offices in Palo Alto, the venue is envisioned by the company’s co-founder and chairman Hasso Plattner as the flagship in a future global network of such gathering spots, contemplated for Berlin, Shanghai, London and elsewhere. The enterprise will combine “aspects of a public cafe, a co-working space and a public forum,” architects said.

On Wednesday, the board unanimously endorsed the project while reserving the right to further scrutinize details as they are decided upon, such as choice of materials, for historic integrity. The project will next be reviewed by the city’s Architectural Review Board on Aug. 21. “I’m looking forward to seeing this space actually back in service,” board member David Bower said. Board Chairman Roger Kohler agreed. “I think this is a great thing to happen here,” he said. The cafe will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and fully accessible to the public, according to documents provided by

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SAP. It will be called HanaHaus — presumably a reference to SAP’s “high-performance analytic appliance” product known as HANA. The enterprise will combine a cafe — to be run by Blue Bottle Coffee — with “personal services available for a fee,” including individual and group work desks, power and wireless connections, group brainstorming space, private phone rooms, discussion rooms and teleconferencing rooms. “It will build on the tradition of cafe culture worldwide, where a vibrant exchange of ideas amongst citizens has played a vital role in defining the artistic, scientific, political and cultural life of our civilization,” read a

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A rendering depicts the interior courtyard at HanaHaus, a “working cafe” concept proposed for the historic Varsity Theatre in downtown Palo Alto. letter to the city from project architect Brian Corbett. Patrons will not be required to work while in the cafe, though HanaHaus will provide the tools, technology and services that will allow them to do so, Corbett said. SAP representative Sanjay Shirole, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, said he envisions HanaHaus becoming a “hub for the public and for the entrepreneur-

ial community. “We’re trying to blend the past and future. It will remain a locus of Palo Alto cultural and intellectual life — it was a cinema, it was a bookstore and now we want to make it a working cafe. “We want to be very clear that this is neither an office space nor a place where SAP employees (continued on page 12)

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Got empathy? Local creator of K-12 social-emotional curriculum in finals for ‘changemaker’ prize


an teaching kids empathy change the world? That’s the idea behind the $100,000 prizes offered this summer by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in partnership with Ashoka Changemakers, a group that tries to promote and connect social innovators from around the world. The competition offers four cash grants of $100,000 to Bay Area projects that “cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and to equip young people to become leaders of change.” Palo Alto-based Project Happiness won $1,000 as an “Early Entry Prize Winner” in the contest and is among the 86 semifinalists culled from 200 groups initially seeking the larger prizes. Local filmmaker Randy Taran launched the project in 2007 after her daughter experienced bullying in middle school and became severely depressed. “When my daughter told me, ‘Mom, I want to be happy, but I

don’t know how,’ I ached to help her,” said Taran, whose personal research on behalf of her daughter — who she said is now doing well — led to a film, a handbook, a K-12 social-emotional learning curriculum and a global online network. Project Happiness draws on positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience to combat what Taran believes is a rising global problem of depression. “The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the greatest cause of human suffering behind heart disease,” she said in a recent interview. “That’s for every country, any socioeconomic background, for any age. That’s the thing that really struck me: From young kids to elders, we’re all dealing with this epidemic. “I felt called to do something, and my background is film, so I started there.” Taran’s 2011 documentary, “Project Happiness,” follows three groups of students — from

Santa Cruz, India and Nigeria — in their quest to unlock the secrets to happiness. The teens interview celebrities such as Richard Gere and George Lucas on the subject of finding happiness and finally gather in Dharamsala, India, to sit down with the Dalai Lama. “Emotional resilience, selfawareness and empathy are teachable skills,” Taran concluded. Taran has spoken at “happiness conferences” in Bulgaria, Romania and around the United States. Last December, she spoke before 700 educators on a visit to Trinidad and Tobago. “People at first were very suspicious — ‘Here’s another American coming to tell us how to do it’ — but we explained that our programs are designed in such a way that you make it your own, according to the issues you’re facing,” she said. “It’s how we deal with the human condition, and it’s different for everyone, but when we explain to people we provide the tools for emotional resilience,

Local semi-finalists in ‘Activating Empathy’ competition The following local programs are among the 86 semi-finalists in an “Activating Empathy” grant competition sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. The foundations are offering four, $100,000 prizes to Bay Area projects that “cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and equip young people to become leaders of change.”

• Aim High, East Palo Alto • Child Advocates of Santa Clara County • Child-Parent Home Tutoring Program, East Palo Alto • Citizen Schools Expanded Learning Time, East Palo Alto • DreamCatchers, Palo Alto • Kara, Palo Alto • Leading Through Empathetic Action, Palo Alto

• Outlet Program, Mountain View • Peninsula Bridge, Palo Alto • Planting Justice with Empathy, East Palo Alto • Project Happiness, Palo Alto • Riekes Center, Menlo Park • San Francisco 49ers Academy Digital Theater Project, East Palo Alto • Youth United for Community Action, East Palo Alto


Startup CEO makes bid in East Palo Alto council race Kimberly Carlton also applied for vacant council seat last year by Elena Kadvany


hree new faces have joined the quiet East Palo Alto City Council race, challenging the two incumbents who are running for two open seats on the five-member body. Kimberly Carlton, a product of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, pulled nomination papers last week. Michael Lause — who, according to his LinkedIn page, is a freelance computer system analyst — picked up the candidate forms on Aug. 1, according to City Clerk Nora Pimentel. A third potential contender, Adam Falcon, pulled papers on Monday,

Pimentel said. Neither Lause nor Falcon could be reached for comment. Carlton, who also applied last year for a seat vacated by then Vice-Mayor David Woods, said she has been active in the community since she moved to East Palo Alto in 2002, after graduating from Stanford. She served on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Ravenswood Business District/Four Corners Specific Plan and subsequently got involved in the East Palo Alto General Plan Advisory Committee. Carlton is the former executive

director of StartUp (now Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center), an East Palo Alto nonprofit that provides business development and support for under-resourced local entrepreneurs. She worked with StartUp for five years. She has also helped her husband run his own local small business, Stonesculpt, which does custom stonework and restoration. She said she’s currently working as CEO of a soon-to-launch education startup called Solvy, which will offer an online tutoring tool to help struggling high school students with math.

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Randy Taran, right, founder of Project Happiness, laughs with Samantha Feinberg, director of programs and research, as the work on the Palo Alto nonprofit’s latest project. then they understand.” Locally, Ohlone Elementary School teacher Terri Feinberg helped Project Happiness develop a K-5 curriculum last summer and pilot-tested it last fall with her class of fourth- and fifth-graders. Internal happiness is “basic to kids being successful or not being successful in life,” Feinberg said in an interview with a Project Happiness staff member posted on the organization’s website. “To me, dealing with the socialemotional happiness of a child in the classroom can, in a very real sense, cause more learning to occur. Grades and test scores and all those things we focus on in education can rise.” Elementary students learn to try to listen to their “inner friend” — the encouraging inner voices that help them learn from mistakes — rather than their “inner meanie,” which is self-critical and tells them to give up. “We disseminate the curriculum, but we’re always revising it and bringing in the newest research and so on,” Taran said. From Project Happiness headquarters on the fifth floor of an El Camino Real office building, Chief Operating Officer Seema

Handu, a former biotech CEO, oversees general operations. Handu said parents and educators from 80 countries have downloaded the group’s materials, with particular interest from Britain, India and Australia. Research Director Samantha Feinberg comes up with postings for the project’s Facebook page for every day of the week with titles like: Mindful Monday, GratiTuesdays and Wednesday Wellness. Feinberg, a 2003 Gunn High School graduate who earned a psychology degree from the University of California, Berkeley, said the pressure-cooker atmosphere at Gunn “really informed my story on why I’m here. “I recognized there’s a better way. That’s what I think we stand for here — offering people ways to come alive.” “We’re honored that we won an early-entry prize from Packard and Ashoka,” Taran said. “Empathy is one of the bedrocks of Project Happiness. We believe it can be taught, and that this ripples out not only to affect children’s futures but also their families and their communities,” she said. Q

“My background is really in though she has no specific plans economic development and in par- as of yet for how to tackle local ticular a focus on small business education issues. “I don’t have any prepared and entrepreneurship,” she told the Weekly Monday. This back- answers on that,” she said. “All ground is what she hopes sets her I can say is I would definitely like to become better inapart from the rest of the formed, and that’s part of current council and other what I will do as a cancandidates, she said. didate and, if elected, as “I’m a big proponent an elected representative, of locally owned small to get a much more thorbusinesses as an imporough understanding of tant engine for economic what are the challenges growth. It’s really imporand opportunities for imtant for a community to proving education in East have these locally owned Palo Alto.” businesses. Kimberly Carlton said she is “I think East Palo Alto Carlton working to file her nomihas a great deal of potential, and unfortunately, there are nation papers by the deadline, this some obstacles in the way, but I’d Friday, Aug. 8. Current council members Rulike to see small-business development become a bit easier to do ben Abrica and Donna Rutherford pulled papers late last month. in East Palo Alto,” she said. Carlton, whose 11-year-old Both of their terms expire this daughter attended East Palo Alto November. Q Charter School from kindergarOnline Editor Elena Kadvany ten through fifth grade, said her can be emailed at ekadvany@ other top priority is education, • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 9


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Wolbach is not affiliated with the slow-growth “residentialist” candidates who make up the majority of the candidate pool and who generally oppose high-density development. But even as he stresses the need for more housing, he is quick to point out that he is not running as a voice “counter to the residentialists.” “The key challenge is to first address parking, traffic and aesthetic issues and also a flawed planning process, as well as making sure that development is not impacting the schools negatively,” Wolbach said, a sentiment generally shared by the other candidates. He said he would like to replace the “broken Planned Community process,” which provides zoning exceptions to developers

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fter years of plans and negotiations, Palo Alto’s takeover of its namesake airport is finally ready for liftoff. The City Council will consider on Monday night a series of resolutions that would facilitate the transfer of Palo Alto Airport from Santa Clara County, which has operated the small Baylands airport since 1967 under a 50-year agreement. The two sides have been discussing an early termination of that lease since 2007, with county officials saying that the facility is losing money and city leaders arguing that it hasn’t been properly maintained and is in desperate need of fresh investment. The handoff already achieved one milestone this week, when the county Board of Supervisors swiftly, unanimously and with almost no discussion approved on Tuesday the transfer agreement for Palo Alto Airport. The council is set to vote on the agreement Monday, as well as consider other technical matters relating to airport fees and regulations. A new report from the Public Works Department notes that the package of documents that the council will be reviewing “represents the result of complex and detailed negotiations with federal, state and local agencies spanning the past seven years.” Though the journey has been complicated and beset with unforeseen obstacles, Palo Alto officials are now facing a real sense of urgency in the takeover bid. The county’s ability to invest in the airport has been hampered by the Federal Aviation Administration’s finding in 2012 that the county violated its grant agreement when it rejected a skydiving application for South County

An airplane comes in for a landing at Palo Alto Airport, passing by the parked planes. Airport in San Martin. This made terminate these agreements. The Santa Clara County ineligible for city will also have to address the FAA grants for any of its airports, runway, consider redevelopment of fixed-base-operator facilities including Palo Alto Airport. With that in mind, Palo Alto and prepare an Airport Master is racing to take over the facil- Plan to address the airport’s longity by mid-August so that it can term needs, according to the Pubserve as the sponsor in applying lic Works report. Nevertheless, the transfer for a federal grant that is needed to repair the airport’s dilapidated agreement that the council is runway. If the deadline is missed, set to consider is an important the city could lose a portion of the achievement for an effort that has $610,000 in funding in the current been hovering in the background federal fiscal year, which ends for years and is now set to take a Sept. 30, according to staff. That more central role in the civic conmeans the runway repairs would versation. As soon as the transfer be delayed by at least one year, ac- is completed, Palo Alto plans to launch a “visioning” process in cording to Public Works. Even with the recent progress, which Palo Alto residents and airPalo Alto officials still have plen- port users will be asked to reflect ty of decisions to make when it on their visions for the facility. City Manager James Keene comes to the busy airport on Embarcadero Road. The county has said last month that officials exentered into numerous leases with pect more demand for the facility the FAA and has various agree- and higher expectations from the ments in place with fixed-base community once the transfer is operators, who provide services complete. This means the already such as hangar rental space, fuel busy airport that hosts about and repairs. Their leases will ex- 180,000 takeoffs and landings pire in 2017. It will be up to the annually is expected to only get city’s nascent airport division to figure out whether to take over or (continued on page 14)

in exchange for negotiated “public benefits” (and which he said “resulted in debacles like Miki’s Market,” a failed grocery store at Alma Village) with area-specific development plans, much like the one used to guide SOFA (South of Forest Area). But Wolbach also said he would like to add concerns about the city’s jobs-housing imbalance to the debate. Specifically, the city should focus on reducing this imbalance by adding housing, he said. “I don’t think we need a lot more office space in Palo Alto,” he said. “I think we have too many jobs and not enough places for people to live. People in my generation are having a hard time finding a Palo Alto home to live in. If there is any new development in Palo Alto, it needs to focus on housing first, particularly mid-sized to smaller units that seniors and young people would

find accessible.” Wolbach has already received a list of endorsements for his nascent campaign from former Palo Alto council members and school trustees, including Betsy Bechtel, LaDoris Cordell, Sid Espinosa, Vic Ojakian, Diane Reklis, Carolyn Tucher and Lanie Wheeler. The other candidates for council are incumbents Karen Holman, Greg Scharff and Nancy Shepherd; Ventura resident Wayne Douglass; technology executive Tom DuBois; reitred technology executive Eric Filseth; retired Gunn High School teacher John Fredrich; panhandler Victor Frost; Barron Park neighborhood organizer Lydia Kou; retired engineer Seelam Reddy; concert producer Mark Weiss; and downtown resident Richard Wendorf. Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at



A roundup of neighborhood news edited by Sue Dremann


MEET THE CANDIDATES ... The ever-on-top-of things Midtown Residents Association is publishing a schedule of the kick-off events for this year’s Palo Alto City Council and Board of Education candidates so that residents can meet the candidates and ask questions. Kick-offs began this month, and Aug. 24 and Sept. 7 will have multiple events, according to the group’s e-newsletter. For information go to WALK THIS WAY ... Traffic snarls on Oregon Expressway are expected to ease somewhat when road changes and the installation of new traffic signals are done later this year. But changes for pedestrians are also afoot. People walking south on Bryant Street will soon find that one sidewalk will end in a barricade. Waverley Street will lose one of its crosswalks at Oregon. Santa Clara County Department of Roads and Airports engineers say that eliminating the crosswalks will improve traffic and shorten the time it takes to walk across Oregon. But all is not lost. The project is also adding a traffic signal at Ross Road that will be key to the future Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard, allowing cyclists and pedestrians the chance to cross Oregon more safely. Q

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Jackson Drive neighbors celebrate their 50th anniversary by Sue Dremann


or 50 years residents of Jackson Drive have organized a block party that includes not just old timers and new neighbors but also people who moved away. The party, like most other things on this short block in the Duveneck-St. Francis neighborhood, is treated like a family affair. Four families who went to the beach together started the annual block party, Kay Schauer recalled. Now, about 70 people attend the event, which is scheduled for this month, and some return to rekindle the old relationships and the special camaraderie that is Jackson Drive. In the old days, there were food committees and game committees and everything from bike relays to scavenger hunts, a ping-pong tournament and waterballoon tosses. People took their organizing seriously, residents said. Things are less formal now, since everyone is working outside the home. There’s a potluck instead of proscribed dishes, and the food is more diverse: Spanish paella and Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine are part of the eclectic menu. Jackson Drive is a street like few others, residents said during a recent tea at Bob and Kay Schauer’s home. It’s a street with a core group of extroverts, and the culture is kindness, they said.

Fifty years ago, Jackson Drive was a place where stay-at-home moms spread blankets on the front lawn while they watched their kids over pitchers of homemade sangria. There were two bridge clubs, food and baby-sitting co-ops and a lending library in a cabinet located in a neighborhood tree. Neighbors posted messages on a bulletin board, and they held progressive dinners during which so many people came there were not enough chairs, Sue Dinwiddie recalled. Now, mothers work. Neighborhood children-watching on the front lawn has given way to Neighborhood Watch. And a strong disaster-preparedness group of 10 families has become the neighborhood glue, Kay Schauer said. As many as 56 children played on Jackson Drive, a block only 13 houses long. Now about nine kids ages 5 to 12 play there, residents said. But the important things haven’t changed. Consideration for each other is so strong that departing homeowners give established neighbors information about incoming residents. By the time they arrive, the new neighbors aren’t strangers, Tia Millman said. And some neighbors chose buyers based not just on the highest bidder but on the best fit for the neighborhood, the residents said.

Residents of Jackson Drive, both past and present, will celebrate their 50th neighborhood anniversary next month. They include (from left) Bob Schauer (seated), Steve Schauer, Sandra Dhuey, Tia Millman, Kay Schauer, Melissa Dinwiddie, Mike Schauer, Elise Singer, Sue Dinwiddie and Ken Dinwiddie.

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A GENIUS IDEA ... It doesn’t seem to happen often in Palo Alto, but the owner of a new business proposed for Edgewood Plaza took the initiative to address neighborhood concerns by holding an outreach meeting with residents of the Duveneck-St. Francis neighborhood. The July 24 meeting was to discuss the proposed Genius Kids afterschool tutoring program and childcentered services. Franchise owner Carol Karer organized the meeting. Residents have had concerns about traffic and parking that could spill over onto residential streets.

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SPEED HUMPS ... The first phase of the Matadero Bicycle Boulevard project in Barron Park is currently underway. Five new speed humps have been installed and will now slow traffic down, according to Palo Alto Chief Transportation Official Jaime Rodriguez. The humps are located on Matadero Avenue between Laguna and Whitsell avenues and are designed to reduce the speed of cars to about 20 mph, Rodriguez said.


Tree-lined, curvy Jackson Drive has attracted neighbors with a strong sense of community for 50 years. Elise Singer and her family are among those “chosen ones,” having moved in last November. “I grew up on a block where there were hordes of kids. It’s important to live in a place where there is a sense of community. Within a week of moving to Jackson Drive, neighbors were already watching each others’ kids,” she said. Singer is thinking of remodeling her home to add openness to the front of the house “to build that sense of community.” Other residents have also remodeled their homes with community gathering in mind. Sue and Ken Dinwiddie remodeled part of their home to accommodate 25 dinner guests. During holiday potlucks, everyone goes to the Dinwiddies’ house for dinner, they said. Daughter Melissa lives in Mountain View, but she can’t imagine having that same sense of connection in her 14-unit townhouse complex, she said. And she can’t imagine her parents without Jackson Drive. “If my parents ever move, it is going to be so freaky,” she said. For 10 to 15 years, Bob Schauer took nightly walks in the neighborhood. When street lights were out, he made sure the city fixed them. “There’s a tremendous feeling to protect anyone on the block. I just feel it’s wonderful,” Sue Dinwiddie said.

Millman said most people think of “home” as that place behind their front door. “For me, when I turn onto Jackson Drive, I’m home,” she said. “It feels like there’s a desire to be close to one another, to care about one another, to do things for one another. Somehow, there’s the aura of this block that attracts people.” Steve Schauer moved out in the 1980s, but he still feels the same way, he said. Part of that coziness is because of how the street is configured, he said. “It’s a curved street, and you can’t see from one end to the other.” Millman said that what starts on Jackson Drive gets spread out into the world. “You’re not just kinder to your neighbors; you go out into the community and you are kinder to other people,” she said. Melissa Dinwiddie said the Jackson street magic comes from its “core group of extroverts who have an organizing gene.” And while people will come and go, as long as they pass along Jackson Drive’s welcoming ways, the special connections neighbors have built will continue, she believes. “It’s a culture,” Dinwiddie said. “And that culture isn’t suddenly going to change.” Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@ • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 11




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will work,� he said. “The focus of this space and the vision of Hasso Plattner is to keep it a public place.� Plattner, a 70-year-old German billionaire who co-founded SAP in 1972, has endowed, among other things, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (known as the “�) and is the majority shareholder of the San Jose Sharks. Shirole characterized HanaHaus as an early effort in SAP’s plans to “build a global street presence� for the company. “This is the first,� he told members of the Historic Resources Board. “We will connect with innovators, with Stanford to create new technology solutions. ... Given what SAP does, it’s important for us to stay in close touch, and we strongly believe that cafes are the hub of such activity.� He noted that the insurance marketplace Lloyd’s of London grew out of Lloyd’s Coffee House, established in London in 1688. Shirole said remodeling of the old theater, which opened in 1927, will be minimal and take a “light touch.� The front courtyard will con-

tain moveable tables and chairs, with string lighting above. Inside the lobby, where new ceramic tile flooring will replace the existing stamped concrete, will be more tables and chairs and a “technology desk� where patrons can learn about available work-related services. New lighting fixtures and a raised stage — to facilitate public forums and other events to be held at least monthly — will be added in the main auditorium, along with frameless, glass-wall partitions to create three enclosed spaces. The marquee, while not the original, will remain intact, with only the tenant signage replaced. The SAP lease does not extend to the second floor of the building, which has been converted to office space and occupied by Samsung since June 2013. The building is owned by developer Chop Keenan. It is listed on Palo Alto’s Historic Inventory under Category 1, meaning an “exceptional building.� It is not included in the National Register of Historic Places. The State Historic Preservation Office lists it as a “Category 3� resource, meaning that it appears eligible for the National Register, according to city documents. Q Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

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Palo Alto’s traffic, small-claims courts to close Faced with budget challenges, the Santa Clara County Superior Court announced Tuesday that it will be closing the small claims and traffic courts at the Palo Alto Courthouse in October. (Posted Aug. 6, 8:05 a.m.)

Worker killed, another injured off U.S. 101 A 24-year-old worker who was killed Tuesday morning when a car veered off U.S. 101 near Marsh Road was part of a nine-person crew associated with the Job Train nonprofit program in Menlo Park, which helps people develop job skills. (Posted Aug. 5, 8:24 p.m.)

Foothills Park hiker falls, is rescued via helicopter A 70-year-old man fell down a steep embankment while hiking in Foothills Park Tuesday morning, sustaining injuries to his head, neck, shoulders and ribs, and had to be airlifted out by helicopter after a nearly three-hour rescue operation. (Posted Aug. 5, 2:16 p.m.)

Eichler neighbors won’t appeal new house Despite major reservations about a new two-story home that will soon go up on their Eichler-style block, residents of Richardson Court have withdrawn their appeal of the project. (Posted Aug. 4, 12:09 p.m.)

Driver in car crash ordered to retest for license The elderly driver who accelerated into a downtown Palo Alto restaurant Thursday, leaving five people injured, has been notified that he must take an emergency re-examination with the Department of Motor Vehicles, Palo Alto police Lt. Zach Perron said Saturday. (Posted Aug. 2, 6:24 p.m.)

Police arrest Werry Park groping suspect Palo Alto police arrested Thursday morning a man who they allege sexually harassed a woman in Werry Park last month and days later committed a similar crime on the Stanford University campus. (Posted Aug. 1, 9:48 a.m.)


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criticizing the process that planners used in creating the options. Councilman Greg Schmid argued that the staff hasn’t collected or released enough credible data on the city’s traffic and parking conditions to facilitate a real discussion on growth. “We have a wonderful opportunity in our Comprehensive Plan to look at alternatives upfront (and) to explore the consequences of those alternatives,� Schmid said. “In order to do that, you need to focus attention on the numbers, set measures for the goals you want to achieve and then identify the measures that can be tracked over time.� Councilman Greg Scharff and Councilwoman Karen Holman both argued that the proposed growth alternatives “aren’t ready for prime time� and urged staff to pay more attention to the immediate problems of parking shortages and traffic congestion. Scharff also rejected the “net zero� alternative, saying that it “doesn’t feel vetted� and would lead to uncertain consequences. “It feels scary. It feels like we don’t know what we’re doing,� he said. “It frankly feels like the PC process on steroids,� he added, referring to the city’s controversial “planned community� zoning, by which the city grants zoning exemptions to developers in exchange for negotiated “public benefits.� Most of the disagreement Wednesday wasn’t about growth or housing but about what information staff should bring back when the conversation resumes. Even so, members did offer some opinions about the city’s future. Gail Price, who made a motion to support staff’s recommendation and proceed with the Environmental Impact Report, said that by changing the process, the council is “getting caught in a trap� of making “perfection the enemy of the good.� She also made a pitch for encouraging more housing, which was also the dominant message from the downtown employ-

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onto El Camino, will bring with it the benefit of exposure to about 60,000 drivers daily. It also boasts of “an all-new building and premises, a history of neighborhood support and a growing client base as Stanford University continues to add residential units to the immediate area.� “With the prospects of growing demand, the opportunity of success for this full-service grocery in a community with exceptionally high barriers to entry is very strong,� the business plan states. The City Council meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 250 Hamilton Ave. on Monday, Aug. 11, starting at 7 p.m. Q

ees who spoke Monday night. “We need to have more housing; we need to be more innovative; we need to act like (the community) we think we are: a cutting-edge, innovative community that cares about the future,� Price said. Mayor Nancy Shepherd was prepared to support Price’s proposal, and Councilman Marc Berman also said he was leaning in that direction, but both ultimately voted for an alternate idea from Councilmen Pat Burt and Larry Klein. They proposed to continue the discussion, reconsider the scope of the revision and gather more data. Burt and Holman also stressed the urgency of acting now to protect the city from new developments in the city’s commercial areas. Burt advocated a “focused approach on zoning changes that we can do in a matter of months rather than years� and that would not require a completed Comprehensive Plan, which in theory lays the foundation for zoning revisions. While Holman said she appreciated staff’s narrowing down of the alternatives from nine to four, she maintained that the discussion is premature. “I think part of the problem with this is we’re trying to accomplish too much too fast,� Holman said. “We’re trying to digest a big gulp, and it’s not something we should really be after at this point in time.� She also urged the city to focus on near-term solutions for the city’s traffic and parking problems.


AND STANDING COMMITTEE “We have too many things now that the public is asking for, that the public expects us to do,� Holman said. “They’re not unreasonable. “Rome is burning. We have a lot to address here. I want us to take proactive actions.� Burt argued that the city doesn’t yet have the proper contextual “setting� to consider the different growth alternatives. Without adequate data about the impacts of growth, residents would have a hard time deciding if the proposed updates would enhance or degrade their quality of life, he said. Upon urging from Burt and Holman, the council also agreed as part of its vote to schedule a meeting at which members will consider potential changes to the city’s commercial areas. The changes are intended to target areas like El Camino Real and California Avenue, where larger new buildings are replacing smaller ones and prompting anxieties about congestion and parking shortages. Klein said the Comprehensive Plan update has suffered from “mission creep,� with the Planning and Transportation Commission, which over several years had been reviewing every chapter, expanding the project beyond what the council intended. “We have problems that we need to address,� Klein said. “The programs we have under way are responsive to that. I’d prefer to see us focusing on those things rather than getting off on a project that I’m not sure what it’s trying to accomplish.� Q

CityView A round-up

of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Aug. 4)

Vision: The council heard a staff report and public testimony about the different alternative scenarios that would be studied in the Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive Plan update. Action: None Water: The council adopted restrictions on potable-water use for ornamental fountains, sidewalks and driveways. Yes: Unanimous

Council Finance Committee (Aug. 5)

Natural gas: The committee recommended authorizing the city’s participation in a natural gas purchase from Municipal Gas Acquisition and Supply Corporation. Yes: Unanimous

Historical Resources Board (Aug. 6)

456 University Ave.: The board recommended approval of proposed modifications to the Varsity Theatre to create a public cafe that would serve as a coworking space and a public forum. Yes: Unanimous

Utilities Advisory Commission (Aug. 6)

Officers: The commission elected Jonathan Foster and Asher Waldfogel as its chair and vice chair, respectively. Yes: Eglash, Foster, Hall, Melton, Waldfogel Absent: Chang, Cook Energy Management: The commission recommended approving an updated Energy Risk Management Policy. Yes: Eglash, Foster, Hall, Melton, Waldfogel Absent: Chang, Cook

City Council (Aug. 6)

Vision: The council directed staff to return at a later date with more data about growth impacts; a menu showing the status of all ongoing studies dealing with traffic, parking and zoning; and considerations of other approaches to updating the Comprehensive Plan. Yes: Berman, Burt, Holman, Klein, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd No: Price Absent: Kniss

Architectural Review Board (Aug. 7)

930 Emerson St.: The board approved a request by Hayes Group Architecture, Inc., on behalf of Emerson High, LLC, to renovate an existing building and change its use from auto service to office use. Yes: Gooyer, Lippert, Malone Prichard, Popp Absent: Lew 636 Middlefield Road: The board discussed a proposal by Steve Smith for construction of three detached units and voted to continue its discussion to Sept. 4. Yes: Gooyer, Lippert, Malone Prichard, Popp Absent: Lew

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: (TENTATIVE) AGENDA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; REGULAR MEETING COUNCIL CHAMBERS MONDAY, August 11, 2014 - 6:00 PM CLOSED SESSION 1. CONFERENCE WITH CITY ATTORNEY- Exisiting Litigation CONSENT CALENDAR 2. Approval of a Contract with KEMA Services Inc. in the Amount of $211,845 for Development of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/ CAP) 3. Approval and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute a Contract with PAR Electric Contractors, Inc. for a Total Not to Exceed Amount of $504,020 for the Pole Replacement Project 2, Which Involves Construction Maintenance Work on the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electric Distribution System at Various Locations Throughout the City of Palo Alto 4. Approval of a Contract with Moore Lacofano Goltsman (MIG) in the Amount of $499,880 for the Development of a Transportation Management Association Study for Downtown Palo Alto and Adoption of a Budget Amendment Ordinance in the Amount of $180,000 Amending the Fiscal Year 2015 Planning and Community Environment Adopted Operating Budget 5. Approval of Contract Number C13147733 in the Amount of $216,532 with CH2M HILL Engineers, Inc. for Pre-design for the Thermal Hydrolysis Process Anaerobic Digestion Facility, Capital Improvement Program Project WQ-14001 6. Approval of a Master HUT Agreement with Google Fiber ACTION ITEMS 7. Adoption of Two Resolutions Related to Hourly Employees: (1) Approving a New Memorandum of Agreement with Service Employees' International Union Local 521 for Represented Hourly Employees and Amending Section 1901 of the Merit System Rules and Regulations; and (2) Approving a New Compensation Plan for Limited Hourly Employees 8. Approval of Design Contract No. C14153579 with BKF Engineers in the Amount of $180,000 for the Embarcadero Road Satellite Parking Project (contd. from Consent Calendar on June 16, 2014) 9. Approval of Contract No. C15155728 in the not to Exceed Amount of $146,440 with American Institute of Architects California Council to Manage the Design Competition for the Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass at Highway 101 CIP Project PE-11011 10. Approval Of A Proposed Grocery Store Tenant (J&A Family Market) Within PC 5069 (College Terrace Centre) Based On The Finding That The Proposed Grocery Tenant Would Likely Be Comparable In Quality Of Products And Services As JJ&F As It Existed And Operated On December 7, 2009 11. Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Palo Alto Municipal Code Sections 12.04.020, 12.04.030, 12.04.050 and 12.20.010, to Include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airportâ&#x20AC;? PU +LĂ&#x201E;UP[PVU VM ¸7\ISPJ <[PSP[PLZš HUK (\[OVYPaPUN (KVW[PVU VM 7HSV (S[V Airport Fees and Charges by Resolution; Adoption of Three Resolutions: (1) Resolution Approving Five Separate Contracts with the Federal Aviation Administration, the State Lands Commission, and the County of Santa Clara Pertaining to the Transfer of Sponsorship, Operation and Management of Palo Alto Airport to the City; (2) Resolution Approving Palo Alto Airport Fees and Charges for FY 2015; and (3) Resolution Adopting County of Santa Clara Airport Rules and Regulations Made Applicable to Palo Alto Airport for FY 2015; Approval of Six Contracts: (1) Termination, Assignment and Assumption Agreement Between City of Palo Alto and County of Santa Clara, Transferring Palo Alto Airport Leases, License Agreements and Miscellaneous Permits to the City; (2) PAO Federal Obligations Assignment and Assumption Agreement Between City, County and Federal Aviation Administration, Transferring Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Federal Grant Agreement Obligations Regarding Palo Alto Airport to the City; (3) FAA Supplemental Lease Agreement Between City and Federal Aviation Administration, Issuing to FAA a Lease Extension Regarding Land on >OPJO(PY;YHŃ?J*VU[YVS;V^LYPZ3VJH[LK":[H[L3LHZL(ZZPNUTLU[ Acceptance and Approval of State Lease PRC 4598.9, Transferring Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Obligations Arising Under 1971 State Lands Commission and County Ground Lease to the City; (5) Memorandum of Understanding Between State Lands Commission and City, Regarding Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Performance of Land Survey of Palo Alto Airport and Other Possible Action to be Taken by the Parties; and (6) Palo Alto Airport Tie-Down Permit Standard Form Permit Allowing Pilots to Park Their Aircrafts at Palo Alto Airport The City Council will meet on Wednesday, August 5, 2014 @ 6:00 PM to discuss: 1) Annual Performance Review for the City Clerk and City Attorney. 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school properties, as residents have reported to the Weekly and posted on Palo Alto Online’s Town Square, include water from sprinklers on the Meadow Drive side of Mitchell Park flowing into the street on Tuesday night and a broken water line at Greer Park the same day, flooding Colorado Avenue. Irrigation at Johnson Park in the Downtown North neighborhood has watered the sidewalk, and some residents have questioned the continuous water flows in city fountains and playground water features. Catherine Elvert, spokeswoman for Palo Alto Utilities, said the department receives between 10 and 12 complaints per week about offending residences, businesses, churches and city properties. To combat its own inefficiencies, the city is convening droughtresponse teams that include staff from parks, public works and oth-

er departments. The city plans to increase water reuse, she said. A Santa Clara Valley Water District grant to upgrade city facility meters will help locate leaks. Irrigation in parks and of city trees could also be curtailed, she added. The city is developing a mobiledevice application for residents to report water waste, and the department plans to hire a water-waste coordinator to handle all calls and field the reports, she said. The city is already taking steps to watch its water use. In Mitchell Park, the water feature in the children’s playground is only on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. now due to the drought, a sign noted. And underground water being pumped out of land that will be used to build basements will be recycled for use by the city’s street sweepers, for dust control at construction sites and for other projects that can use nonpotable water. City Senior Engineer Mike Nafziger estimated the city saved 6,000 gallons during the first two days of a

News Digest East Palo Altans to meet police chief candidates Members of the East Palo Alto community will have a chance this Saturday to meet three candidates in the running to become the city’s new police chief. An informal, public “meet and greet” with the candidates will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. after a day of closed-session interviewing, according to Assistant City Manager Barbara Powell. A 10-member panel appointed by the City Council will interview each candidate earlier in the day. Powell said Wednesday that the panel will include business owners, community leaders and seniors. In addition to the panel interview, each candidate will meet individually with each of East Palo Alto’s council members, Powell said. Powell said the city hopes to hire a new police chief by midOctober at the latest. The position has been a revolving door since longtime chief Ronald Davis left in November 2013 to serve as the director of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in Washington, D.C. While the city has searched for a permanent replacement for Davis, three interim chiefs — retired heads of other police departments — were hired consecutively. Most recently, Steve Belcher, a retired Santa Cruz Police Department chief, took over in late June. Crime in the city has dropped over the past two years, according to 2013 statistics. However, while burglaries and larcenies had dropped, the number of assaults were higher. The Aug. 9 meeting will be held in the council chambers at City Hall, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto. Q — Elena Kadvany


pilot program that stored the water for use by the street sweeper. In the future, the city could make the underground water available to residents. The city is requiring the construction of a water tank for projects that require dewatering as a condition of approval, he said. While the city is working on its conservation plans, its oversight of water use by the Palo Alto Unified School District is less clear when it comes to the state restrictions, Elvert said. A photograph from one Weekly reader showed a school-district employee hosing down the pavement at Palo Alto High School on July 31. Rebecca Navarro, school district energy specialist and manager of energy conservation, said district maintenance is looking for places to curtail power washing. But the district’s first obligation is to the health and safety of students, and some areas might still require power washing to remain safe. The district’s transportation department usually washes school buses during the summer to prepare for the school year, but that practice has been put on hold, she said. The supervisor is looking for green alternatives to hand washing the buses, including having them efficiently cleaned off site. But safety concerns will also come first. “We can’t have dirty windows that would affect the drivers’ visibility,” she said. The district has taken several aggressive initiatives to reduce its water use in the past year. A partnership with local nonprofit organization Acterra through the

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Beasley, who focuses on juvenile immigration cases, said she has seen young clients coming to the area from Central America — primarily El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — since 2011, though the numbers have steadily increased since then. “We each have a moral obligation to help relieve human suffering,” Supervisor Dave Cortese said in a statement. “Santa Clara County is standing with those communities around the nation who have offered to provide a safe haven for these refugee chil-

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To be held at 9:00 A.M., Thursday August 21, 2014, in the Palo Alto City Council Conference Room, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Go to the +L]LSVWTLU[*LU[LYH[/HTPS[VU(]LU\L[VYL]PL^ÄSLK documents; contact Alicia Spotwood for information regarding business hours at 650-617-3168. 843 Clara Drive [14PLN-00172]: Request by Yi-ran Wu for Single Family Individual Review of a new two story home with attached one car garage, replacing an existing one-story single family home. Hillary E. Gitelman Director of Planning and Community Environment Page 14 • August 8, 2014 • Palo Alto Weekly •

busier once the city takes charge. Andrew Swanson, Palo Alto’s airport manager, acknowledged the transfer of a municipal airport is a process that doesn’t happen very often. In the coming months, he will be working with the community on developing and then delivering on the expectations of all the stakeholders. “It’s a really exciting time for the airport and for the city to have the opportunity to bring Palo Alto Airport back to Palo Alto,” Swan-

Sustainable Schools Committee resulted in replacing some watersucking lawns with drought-tolerant native plants. El Carmelo, Addison and Walter Hays elementary schools have replaced their lawns; Nixon and other schools will also be targeted. The replacement reaped educational benefits, she said. Students participated in the project and learned about native ecosystems. The district also worked with the city on an expensive program to add low-flow aerators to all handwashing sinks district-wide. As a result, the district reduced water use from that source by 50 percent in six months, she said. Nixon and Escondido elementary schools remain the only outliers — they are on the Stanford University water system — but Stanford plans to add the

devices at those schools, she said. The district has automated irrigation systems that can be adjusted remotely, and maintenance workers routinely check to eliminate pavement watering, she said. “We’ve had a practice in place for a long time to do watering in the evenings when the sun isn’t out to evaporate it,” she said. Elvert said that residents and businesses who are wasting water are receiving door hangers informing them of the municipal code, and city employees have been tagging some homes, she said. Staff will soon bring a plan for citations and fines before the City Council for approval. Some exceptions will be made for businesses, such as restaurants, that hose pavement to keep surfaces clean under health and safety codes, she said. But city fountains remain flowing for now. The city initially discussed requiring fountains to be turned off, but some shoppingdistrict businesses objected because the fountains have aesthetic appeal, she said. The drought-response team will discuss whether to allow some fountains to be left on for a short period. Stanford University, meanwhile, is also laying down the law, asking faculty and staff living on campus to water lawns or turf no more than two days a week. Effective Aug. 1, lawns at evennumbered addresses can only be watered Tuesday and Saturday nights, and on Wednesday and Sunday nights for odd-numbered addresses, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Q

dren who are awaiting federal asylum hearings.” A 2008 federal anti-trafficking law ensures that unaccompanied immigrant minors caught at the border have a chance to stay in the United States rather than be deported immediately. The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act guarantees an automatic legal hearing to unaccompanied minors who are not from Mexico or Canada and who have crossed the border illegally. The Act also directs them to be placed under the care of the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which

is charged with reuniting the children with U.S.-based family members, if possible. During this process, they are housed in ORR shelters, which are located not just at the U.S. border but across the country (including in Pleasant Hill, near Walnut Creek). Santa Clara County’s host-family program will be developed in collaboration with organizations that provide related services, including the Bill Wilson Center, Catholic Charities, EMQ Families First, Community Health Partnership, Center for Employment Training, Working Partnerships USA, Services Refugee Rights & Education Network (SIREN) and Unity Care. Q

son told the Weekly. He noted that some residents aren’t even aware that Palo Alto has an airport, which makes the outreach process a particularly promising opportunity to highlight the facility’s services. He pointed to air services such as Stanford Life Flight and Angel Flight as some operators that use the airport. “There are many roles that the airport plays in the community,” Swanson said. While the city expects the airport to ultimately become an economic asset, for the next few years it will rely on public subsidies to stay aloft. The budget for fiscal

year 2015 allocates a $560,000 loan to the newly created Airport Fund, a $235,000 increase from the prior year. The city also plans to hire a new management analyst for the airport (with a salary of $155,000) and spend about $300,000 on maintenance work, inspections and support for the airport’s control towers. The facility is expected to rely on General Fund loans at least until 2018, according to staff projections. After that, the city hopes that the airport will start to turn a profit. The revenues would then be reinvested in the facility, as per federal regulations. Q

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Editorial Replacing JJ&F Developer has not met threshold for proceeding with project he developer of a long-delayed mixed-use project on the site of the former JJ&F Market is asking the city to approve his son as the owner-operator of the required replacement grocery store and allow construction to begin. The Palo Alto City Council will decide Monday night whether that arrangement meets the requirements of the special deal it struck with the developer in 2009, when the council approved a much larger development than the zoning allows in exchange for the preservation of the popular JJ&F or a successor neighborhood market. It is yet another example of the problems that arise under Palo Alto’s so-called planned community (PC) zoning process, which grants zoning exceptions in exchange for “public benefits.” The developer, Patrick Smailey, received city approval for the project in exchange for agreeing to include an 8,000-square-foot space for JJ&F. The bulk of the site, however, will be 40,000 square feet of commercial offices, plus eight units of “affordable” housing. The space for JJ&F was guaranteed through a signed 30year, subsidized lease agreement between Smailey and the Garcia family, who had owned the market for more than six decades. Smailey was able to win council approval of the project by leveraging the loyalties of long-time College Terrace customers of JJ&F for the well-liked Garcia family. Without their support, the project would not have won approval. The development agreement stipulated that if the grocery tenant was other than the Garcias, the operator would be subject to the city’s approval, which “shall not be withheld unless the City reasonably finds that such proposed grocery tenant is not likely to be comparable in quality of products and service as JJ&F as it existed and operated on December 7, 2009.” As some had feared at the time, within a year of the project being approved, the Garcia family decided to sell the market to a Redwood City grocer, who struggled to keep the deteriorating store viable during the last two years. The market closed for good last September in preparation for the demolition of the site. With the Garcias and venerable JJ&F out of the picture, the trade-off of more commercial development for an unknown market now doesn’t seem nearly as appealing. Having finally obtained financing and demolished the site, Smailey’s company is now seeking a building permit. But instead of finding an established grocery operator to run the market, Smailey’s son James has formed a company, J&A Family Market, which proposes to operate the grocery store under a lease with his father substantially the same as the lease signed with the Garcias. The Smaileys refused to divulge to the city detailed information on the market’s financial and business plans, arguing it is proprietary. So the city engaged a consultant with grocery industry experience to confidentially review detailed information from the developer. Based on its review, the consultant has told the city it believes the plan is as solid as any small grocery store plan can be in today’s grocery environment. This process has inappropriately carved out the public and the city staff from any meaningful review of the ability of the proposed market to actually meet the requirements imposed as part of the project’s approval. It delegates analysis of key data, such as the adequacy of the team James Smailey will rely on to operate the market and the financial capabilities of the operation, to an industry consultant. That is not good enough. Smailey opted for and assumed the risks associated with offering a public benefit for the right to build a much larger office project than allowed under the zoning. Indeed, the public will be stunned when they see the size of this building rise from the site, and the council’s decision to grant this special zoning will be roundly second-guessed. While the city can’t renege on the basic development agreement, it can insist on public review of the details needed to determine if the proposed market will indeed be viable and comparable to JJ&F. Once a building permit is issued the city will lose what little leverage it has, as there is no remedy if the market fails other than fines against the developer for code violations. We have no choice but to hold our nose over this already approved PC project, but we should insist on a real public review of the promised and required grocery operation. The idea of allowing a consultant with no accountability to the public to conduct the city’s review is a bad precedent and should be rejected.


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Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

Here to stay Editor, Thank you for writing about the issue of services for homeless and low-income residents here in Palo Alto (“Palo Alto nonprofit for homeless low-income residents faces crisis,” July 19). We want to assure the community that the affordable homes and supportive services provided at the Opportunity Center will be here for years to come. Community Working Group (CWG) partnered with InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) and the Santa Clara County Housing Authority to create the Opportunity Center, CWG’s flagship project. CWG is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that brings people together to build partnerships and make the best use of available resources to provide affordable housing options and rehabilitative services for individuals and families here in the Mid-Peninsula who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Opportunity Center includes 88 affordable apartments on its upper floors, and two service centers offering health care, case management, job training, light snacks, showers and more, on its first floor. CWG keeps the apartments affordable by offering rent subsidies through IVSN and covers all the non-staff operational costs (including phones, copiers, utilities, janitorial services and maintenance) for the service centers. In addition, CWG contracts with IVSN to manage the delivery of services, which are provided by IVSN and other nonprofits. We know that providing services in conjunction with housing is critical to stabilizing low-income families, and we are so proud of what the community collaboration has accomplished through the Opportunity Center: Last year alone, 28 Opportunity Center clients got jobs and 19 got permanent housing. We will certainly keep up the high level and quality of the supportive services offered by the Center! John Barton Board president, Community Working Group Charleston Road, Palo Alto

Connect the dots Editor, Our students are the fodder in a bureaucratic safety divide between the Palo Alto school district and our city government. Where is the hazard? In and around Embarcadero as Palo Alto High School students arrive, head for lunch or leave. Why? The district is directing students to walk and ride as 100 parking spaces are

eliminated in the new art center construction. What will we see? Students running across Embarcadero and sidewalks jammed with more bikers and pedestrians as cars race through the underpass. We want our students to arrive safely in spite of themselves. In an institutional logic that defies public common sense, the district says they can only engage with safety within their property, and the city responds that they cannot take actions to mitigate the hazards because this is a district project. Our students move between these lines, but the institutions cannot connect the dots. I invite a call from the head of the school board to our mayor. The call can align the teams, demand short and long-term steps, and cut the committee meetings. The city and district must work together and each make improvements inside and out of the school for traffic safety. Next week the Palo Alto police can help protect the students as they arrive and depart — it is too late for much more. In the next month, let’s install barriers to control temptations to leave the car, jaywalk or fall into the street.

The long term must consider student and bike interests in the massive traffic flows on Embarcadero near Palo Alto High. Bob Wenzlau Dana Avenue, Palo Alto

A caring community Editor, I have always thought of Palo Alto as a caring community. For example, consider the Opportunity Center on Encinal Avenue adjacent to the Town and Country Shopping Center. It provides a variety of essential services to the needy. It was built on three separate land parcels. The City Staff assisted the donor community to clear the complex land transfers required. And they did it promptly. No Palo Alto process there. Early City Fathers made a controversial decision when they decided to purchase and distribute water and electricity to the residents. The benefits of that decision have provided many valuable services like parks and open spaces to all. A caring decision by the City government. (continued on page 20)

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‘Style Wars’ a result of too much, too fast? by Judith Wasserman e f o r e launch ing into a discussion of the latest Palo Alto architectural controversies, it is important to clarify several misconceptions about the Architectural Review Board.


1. ARB purview: The Architectural Review Board is charged with design review of all new construction, and changes and additions to commercial, industrial and multiple-family projects. Single-family and two-family residences, except in groups of three or more, are exempt. The ARB generally does not review houses. The board’s goals and purposes are to: n promote orderly and harmonious development of the city; n enhance the desirability of residence or investment in the city; n encourage the attainment of the most desirable use of land and improvements; n enhance the desirability of living conditions upon the immediate site or in adjacent areas; and n promote visual environments that are of high aesthetic quality and variety and that, at the same time, are considerate of each other. Note that “styles” are not mentioned. The design-review process begins after zoning compliance has been vetted, either by the staff or the Planning and Transportation Commission. 2. Conflicts of interest: Elaine Meyer said,

“It’s likely that some of the architects on the ARB hope to be employed by the large developers and architects who come before it, so they better not say anything too negative about the project or they’ll be blackballed and they won’t be able to work in this town.” Conflicts of interest are governed by state law. A board member must recuse herself if she has worked for the applicant within the last year, or if he has property within 100 feet of the project under review. There has never been an instance, to my knowledge, in which an applicant has hired an ARB member. 3. Professional vs. lay board: The ARB consists of “five persons appointed by the City Council, and at least three of whom shall be architects, landscape architects, building designers or other design professionals.” There have been general contractors on the board at various times and their service was very valuable. No one else has applied for those other two positions. One reason for a professional board is that trained design professionals are better able to correctly predict the three-dimensional outcome of two-dimensional drawings. Also, an architectural education gives one a broad view of the built environment. In addition, it shows respect for the profession to have us judged by our peers. 4. Fallibility: The Architectural Review Board does not claim to be perfect. It makes mistakes; the Cheesecake Factory is a case in point. All I can say about that is, “You should have seen it before we got through with it!” No excuse, of course. But the board reviews only what it is given; its job is not to design the building, but to try to improve the project that is presented.

The current disputes The current disputes are about massing, density and style. The massing controversy sometimes masquerades as a fight over the height limit, but it really is a plea to keep buildings small. As such, the height limit is not the best tool. It is architecturally arbitrary and not as successful as a robust enforcement of the floor-area limits. No developer would build a 10-foot-by-10-foot building 100 feet high. If a building were 60 feet high and had the same floor area as a similar 50-foot building, that space would go somewhere else — perhaps a groundfloor plaza or some other open space. A height limit precludes any variety in the skyline, practically requiring flat roofs, as well as eliminating options for decorative elements at the top. “Density” can mean two things, and they are often conflated. In technical zoning terms, it means residential dwellings per acre or commercial “occupancy number” per square foot. But it is often used to mean floor area or the number of square feet per lot size. Thus, the plea for “no more density” may mean either “no more people” or “no more big buildings.” It would take at least a state law to prevent more people from coming here, so citizens are pleading for no more big buildings in hope that that will keep people out. The “style wars,” as reporter Gennady Sheyner called them, may be a result of too much, too fast. People tend to like what they know and what is familiar. The answer to “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like” is: “The more you know about art, the more you like.”

The Architectural Review Board does not dictate style. It has a list of 16 “findings” that it must make in order to approve a project. Only two refer to “style” in any way. Number 4 relates to areas “having a unified design character or historical character,” such as Ramona Street Historic District downtown. Even new buildings on that block, such as 250 University Ave., are in the historic style. There are no other commercial areas in town that have been designated as having a unified design character. In determining what “fits” where, the ARB looks to the findings. In fact, No. 12 is more to the point. Whether the “materials, textures, colors and details of construction are appropriate expression to the design” is a question that the ARB faces at every meeting. The board looks for inherent design consistency in the project itself, as well as “compatib(ility) with the adjacent and neighboring structures.” But compatibility is not defined as “matching” or “similar to.” It “is achieved when the apparent scale and mass of new buildings is (sic) consistent with the pattern of achieving a pedestrian oriented design, and when new construction shares general characteristics and establishes design linkages with the overall pattern of buildings so that the visual unity of the street is maintained” (Municipal Code Section 18.18.110). Nothing about style there, either. It is ironic that, in this forward-looking town, where people drive the latest cars and carry the latest technology, they profess to want to see buildings that look old. Q Judith Wasserman is a former member of the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board.


Where’s somewhere in the area that you like to volunteer? Asked at Town & Country Village. Interviews and photos by Christina Dong.

Ritu Chitkara

Jeff Snyder

Lara Jarvis

Ginny Laibl

Adrienne Emory

Hilbar Lane, Palo Alto Doctor

Palo Alto Avenue, Palo Alto Lawyer

Hemlock Avenue, Millbrae Palo Alto teacher

Webster Street, Palo Alto Retired

Ventura Avenue, Palo Alto Administrative assistant

“The (Lucile Packard) children’s hospital. If they have events there, I try to do that.”

“Canopy: Trees of Palo Alto. It’s a nonprofit organization that cares for and maintains trees.”

“My local church (Peninsula Bible Church) at the AA rehab program.”

“The Sierra Club.”

“With the Stanford Alumni ‘Beyond the Farm’ program. ... We went to a school in San Jose and helped build a playground.” • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 19


Letters (continued from page 18)

I urge the City’s leaders to consider the social benefits of preserving diversity and affordable housing in our community. I suggest that Palo Alto provide funds for the acquisition of the Buena Vista mobile home property on El Camino while enacting restrictions to preserve its affordability. Over the next 50 years, the property can be converted to other forms of low-cost rental housing. It will require City Council and staff creativity to do this, but maintaining diversity will demonstrate to all that Palo Alto is a caring community. Robert Roth Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

A silly campaign Editor, Just read this: “Brown is the new green” — at least according to the Santa Clara Valley Water District, which is launching a

$460,000 summer drought campaign of that name to encourage residents to let their lawns go a little brown in the name of saving water. “Lawns are generally the single biggest water user for a typical property,” a lawn care tip sheet reads. “Want to brag about your water conservation? The district will be distributing free ‘Brown is the New Green’ lawn signs as part of the campaign.” I’m sorry, but in my book, lawn signs are not about being “green.” Think of the costs (environmental costs particularly) of manufacture, distribution and disposal. Go ahead and conserve water, but think twice about participating in this silly campaign. Carol Muller Heather Lane, Palo Alto

Can-do spirit Editor, Rapidly accelerating, and potentially irreversible, climate change demands creativity and drastic change to avoid disasters, e.g., either the flooding of major

parts of Palo Alto or millions to avoid it. In that context your Aug. 1 editorial, “Skeptical about ‘net zero,’” showed an unfortunate lack of imagination, basically calling for “business as usual.” We can and should do better. Palo Alto is already recognized as a leader on climate change. Recent examples include carbon-free electricity and broader installation of charging stations. Cities around the country look to us as a model, and with Congress paralyzed, action at the local level is our best hope. Net zero sounds like just the type of creativity that is needed: for example, making the Stanford Research Park a “cuttingedge proving ground for innovative concepts in energy generation, carbon sequestration, recycled water, urban farming and drought-resistant landscaping.” There is a strong — and justified — wave of opposition to rampant development in the city. Requiring new developments to be net zero would support that wave. You rightly argue against zoning that is “riddled with available exceptions” but offer no evidence that net zero would involve such exceptions. You acknowledge that Stanford has managed its no-new-trips requirement well but allege that it is naïve to think that the City could implement such a policy. I’m sure Stanford also felt that meeting its requirement was unachievable but found ways do it. We need the same can-do spirit. Finally, you argue that the staff can point to no city where such a policy has been successfully implemented. There is also no example where it’s failed, so why should we be afraid to be the first to make it work? Climate change cries out for leadership, and Palo Alto is able — and should be ready — to exercise it. Walter Hays Parkside Drive, Palo Alto

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About 30 minutes before the car crashed into University Cafe yesterday (July 31), a lady was inside Avenidas, the senior center around the corner on Bryant Street. She was about to enjoy a delicious lunch in La Comida, the dining hall inside the senior center. She suddenly lost consciousness, and the paramedics came very soon. The wonderful manager of the dining facility stayed with her and did all the right procedures until help came. After she accompanied her to the ambulance, she heard what happened on University Avenue. She rushed to the scene along with some officials. Without any hesitation, she helped to calm the victims. I am writing this true story witnessed by this old man to praise this lady for her kindness! Come to La Comida to thank her. A rare find in downtown Palo Alto. So glad there are still angels around town! William Shu Harvard St., Palo Alto

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Pulse A weekly compendium of vital statistics


July 30-Aug. 5 Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Elder abuse/financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Embezzlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle related Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving with expired registration . . . . . . 1 Driving with suspended license . . . . . 16 Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . 10 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . 11 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Alcohol or drug related Drinking in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Miscellaneous Casualty/fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Indecent exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . 4 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Outside investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of stolen property . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . 5 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Menlo Park July 30-Aug. 5

Violence related Assault with a deadly weapon . . . . . . . 1 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Spousal abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft undefined. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vehicle related Abandoned bicycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving with suspended license . . . . . . 6 Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle accident/injury . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . 4 Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving under influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Narcotics investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous Child endangerment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Disturbing/annoying phone calls . . . . . 1 Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mental evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


Ramona Street, 8/3, 7:02 p.m.; domestic violence/battery. 376 University Ave., 8/5, 6:17 p.m.; battery/simple.

Menlo Park

2100 block Sand Hill Road, 7/30, 10:21 a.m.; battery. 900 block El Camino Real, 7/30, 9:47 p.m.; robbery. Willow Road and Newbridge Street, 7/30, 11:21 p.m.; robbery. 1300 block Hollyburne Ave., 7/31, 6:42 p.m.; battery. 1300 block Henderson Ave., 7/31, 7:45 p.m.; assault with deadly weapon. 1100 block Henderson Ave., 8/3, 9:25 p.m.; battery. 1100 block Willow Road, 8/3, 11:05 p.m.; spousal abuse. 1200 block Willow Road, 8/4, 4:24 a.m.; battery on a spouse.

Transitions Ruth Peters

John D. Hancock

Ruth Helen Peters died in her Palo Alto home on July 23 after battling cancer. She was 88. She will be remembered as an e d u c a t o r, world traveler and a loving wife, mother and friend, family members said. Born in Palo Alto and a 1942 graduate of Palo Alto High School, she worked for the FBI during World War II from 1943 to 1945 before marrying William Kenneth Peters in 1947. They spent nearly 42 years together, teaching in the Palo Alto Unified School District — she at the elementary school level for 27 years following her graduation from San Jose State College in 1962. She loved music and art as much as she did being a mother, wife and teacher, according to her family. She believed this helped her realize her dream of contributing something special to those around her. She sang in the choir at the First Congregational Church and was a longtime member of Mu Phi Epsilon. An avid traveler, she was able to share many experiences with her family while touring the country, in addition to taking numerous trips to Europe and Palo Alto’s sister city in Oaxaca, Mexico. One of her most enjoyable moments was meeting actor Tom Selleck on the set of “Magnum, P.I.” in Hawaii one summer, her family recalled. A lover of opera and classical music, she also once met opera singer Placido Domingo following one of his performances in San Francisco. In her later years, she became an avid reader and engaged in the study of genealogy. She battled numerous illnesses and twice overcame strokes to return to normal life. She lived for 52 years in the house that she and her husband had built. She is survived by her brother, Robert Kruse of Scottsdale, Arizona; her daughter, Kathleen (Bill) Wolf of Milpitas, an artist; her son, Keith (Deborah) Peters of Palo Alto, sports editor and photographer for the Palo Alto Weekly; and her daughter-inlaw, Cindy Peters of Redwood City. Her legacy will live on in her six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Fred Kruse; her husband, Ken Peters (in 1989); and her son, Brian Peters (in 2014). A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

John David Hancock, a Palo Alto resident for almost 60 years, died on May 22. He was 89. He was born in the Los Angeles area in April 25, 1925. After growing up there, he joined the U. S. Navy during WWII, training in Monterey and serving in Hawaii. Upon returning, he studied at Occidental College and the University of Southern California. He later earned master’s and doctor of education degrees from Stanford University. He married his first wife in 1948, and he began teaching mathematics at Mountain View and Capuchino high schools. Later he took a post at California State University Hayward (now CSU East Bay), where he participated in both the math and education departments. He also taught at other institutions and with other groups including Peace Corps trainees during the summers and helped to found the Asilomar

Math Conference. He was politically active during the Vietnam War, when he and his wife started Parents Against the Draft, a group that placed a fullpage letter twice in the Washington Post. During 1972 and 1973, he served as executive secretary of the National Council to Repeal the Draft in Washington, D.C. He married his second wife, Mary, in 2000. He loved sports and competition, particularly bowling, tennis, table tennis and bridge. During his free time, he enjoyed staying at his home in La Selva Beach in Santa Cruz County, which he dubbed “Aftermath.” He is survived by wife, Mary Gordon of Palo Alto; his children, Mark Hancock of Seattle, Gaye Hancock of Santa Cruz, and Autumn Hancock of Los Altos; brother James (Jean) Hancock; and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Mary’s children, Ruth and Steve Gordon; his stepgrandchildren; and step-greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a Parkinson’s charity of the donor’s choice. Memorial service inquiries can be made by email to

Robert DeVries April 14, 1930–June 21, 2014 One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard An extraordinary man and designer Bob DeVries died peacefully at the age of 84 on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Bob was the son of the businessman William and Elsie DeVries. He was born in Spokane, Washington, and while losing his mother at an early age, Bob found his first love in all things Radio. It was a passion that he grew and perfected serving his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. Upon returning home, while working at GE Supply and driving a 1942 convertible, Bob met Donna Lenzi. “Sometimes young ladies are impressed by bright red cars, don’t you think?” Four months later, with a toaster he purchased with his GE employee discount for her birthday, their life together began. His almost 40-year career with Hewlett Packard started on his birthday in 1956 in the test department. Strengthened by endless curiosity and a profound work ethic, Bob would rise to become a revered and prolific product designer contributing to over 200 products, patents and innovations that were foundational to HP’s success. He was creative at every stage of his life. From building radios as a teenager, a church organ as a young man (learning to play alongside his accomplished wife Donna), to a dark room to support a lifelong love of photography. He seamlessly transitioned late in life from drawing boards to Computer Aided Design (in fact, ushering in CAD to HP and training other designers), from film to digital photography and Photoshop. He was generous without measure and mentored countless young product designers. While Bob’s life is a testament to the best in engineering, his greatest gift was his gentle spirit. Family was Bob’s great love. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and his daughter, JoDee, and son, Rick. PAID OBITUARY

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Gretta Westenberger Resident of Palo Alto, CA. Gretta went to heaven on January 29, 2014 at the age of 77. She passed away peacefully after fighting beast cancer. Gretta was born on November 18, 1936 in Albany, CA to Roland and Gretta Romero. She was the widow of James E. Westenberger who passed in 2006. Gretta is survived by her daughters Yvonne Feather and Jeanine Young, her son James A. Westenberger, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A native of California, Gretta was passionate about her family and enjoyed researching her genealogy. She was a long time member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. Her other passions were her Christian Faith, caring for our soldiers in service, giving to charities in Africa, and spending time with her family. Her faith is what kept her strong for so many years, and has kept her loving family connected. We miss her lilting laugh and all the sweet, thoughtful moments that she gave us. Love to you Gretta, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and neighbor. Until we meet again. PAID

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The knitting group at Deborah’s Palm — from bottom left, clockwise, Debby Damm, Karen Shea-Daley, Bernadette Au, Susan Dansker, Kim Taddei, Pat Broadwin, Roni Strauss and Bhareti Taktawala — compliment Taktawala’s completed knit cap as she models it for the group.

A place to be

Deborah’s Palm helps local women feel connected, valued, empowered by Sam Sciolla / photos by Veronica Weber


ust a few blocks away from the bustle of downtown Palo Alto, there is a house whose old-fashioned style, blue hues and slender palm tree evoke feelings of serenity. A white picket fence and a gate overhung by vines separates the sidewalk from a leafy garden, where lawn chairs sit invitingly in the sun. Though once a home and later a bed and breakfast, Deborah’s Palm at 555 Lytton Ave. now serves as a hub of myriad activities, both formal and informal. Women take art classes or practice knitting together. Others gather to discuss common interests, concerns or topics — whether they are food-related issues, human trafficking, poetry or getting acquainted with Palo Alto. Still more meet one-on-one with a counselor or mentors to discuss new directions for their lives and careers. While some might find such a variety of purposes as unfocused, this mixture is exactly what Katie Ritchey, 59, envisioned when she set out to create a women’s community center in Palo Alto.

Going through a series of intense personal crises in the early 2000s, the native Palo Altan returned to school to study human services and settled on the idea of working at a women’s center. When she didn’t find one nearby, she decided to create one herself, an all-purpose community for women. “There are places in San Francisco ... (and) in San Jose, but they are mostly serving a particular

population, like unwed moms or recovery or abuse ... or some kind of transition housing or programming,” said Ritchey, who owns the house and serves as executive director. “But what I wanted to do was just to have a general women’s center ... where all these different services were in one place.” Today Deborah’s Palm assists about 125 women a week through one-off lectures, regular classes and counseling ses-

Ariza Valadao, a native of Sao Paolo, Brazil, is a participant in the newcomers’ group and a volunteer at Deborah’s Palm.

sions. Some women just wander through the door. In May, the nonprofit marked its fourth year of operation. Volunteers staff the front entry ready to provide information on the center’s offerings or alert visitors to other resources in the community, whether they be another local nonprofit or a place to find a free hot meal. Ritchey described the women the center serves as diverse in ethnicity, age and economic circumstances. Comparing it to her original vision, she sees the center as embracing a larger circle of women than she had expected. “I think I had a pretty narrow view of the type of clientele that would come in,” she said. “I think I just envisioned really destitute and needy people, but everyone’s destitute and needy. It just looks different in different people.”


riza Valadao dropped in to Deborah’s Palm a few months ago, having stumbled upon it on a walk around downtown. After talking to Ritchey and browsing the array of literature in the

lobby, she decided to sign up for a lunch with the center’s newcomers’ group. In 2012, Valadao moved to downtown Palo Alto from her hometown of Sao Paolo, Brazil, to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. With a history of involvement with social issues and policymaking in Brazil — focused particularly on women’s issues — she was determined to have more than a casual relationship with the city and community. “Once I decided to live in the United States, I want to be part of the community,” she said. “I don’t want to be living as if I were a visitor. It’s very important for me to be accepted and be part of it and maybe help somehow.” Along with mentoring, counseling and career guidance, Ritchey pointed to relocation support as one of the most often sought-after services at Deborah’s Palm. To meet that need, volunteer “ambassadors” are available to meet with people new to the area to practice language skills, show them around or just chat. Twice (continued on next page) • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 25

Cover Story where they don’t have problems,” she said. “It’s very easy to pass over just regular people.” Today Compton has sessions with about five to 10 women per week in one of the back rooms of Deborah’s Palm. The topics she discusses with women run the gamut from depression to anxiety, past trauma, relationships, work and addiction. Per a policy suggested by Compton, Deborah’s Palm only takes into account the patient’s income, so that women can remain independent of a spouse if they choose to. Despite the financial pressures of offering counseling on a sliding scale (which ranges from $50 to $100 per hour), it was important to Compton to offer the program, who had faced steep rates in seeking psychotherapy for herself earlier in life. “We just had a will to do it,” she said.

Cathy Alger, center, works on a painting as fellow artists apply themselves to their own canvas and print projects during an open art studio session at Deborah’s Palm. (continued from previous page)

a month, the center also offers a Newcomer’s Coffee and Potluck event. When Valadao attended one, she met six or seven women from other countries and states — even one local woman new to the center. Volunteer Myrna Lantzsch led the conversation, talking about the activities available at Deborah’s Palm as well as her own experience in moving to Palo Alto from out of state. Valadao said that the women there, more or less, were all “looking for the same thing that I was.” “It’s always good to hear different accents,” she said, smiling. “You feel very much comfortable.” Since that first meeting, Valadao has continued to come to Deborah’s Palm, attending other newcomers’ meetings to share her experience. In addition to volunteering for larger events, she also participates in a walking group, which meets on Fridays to socialize and meander around town. Valadao credits Deborah’s Palm with helping her “find her way” and expanding her involvement and social circle in this new place. However, she pointed to other groups that the center organizes — meetings for women grieving or going through a divorce — that provide invaluable support to women in other difficult periods of life. “I believe those are things that women in general need very much and don’t find everywhere,” she said.


arcia Davis-Cannon teaches a class at Deborah’s Palm called “Uncover Your Calling,” a 12-week course on making a career transition that delves deep

into the psychology of its students. fear; identify values, strengths and Davis-Cannon views identifying skills; and then take significant acwhat is holding someone back as tion. Davis-Cannon has taught this an integral first step in the jobcourse to both men and women search process. “We talk about what you hate to through Career Actions Minisdo, what self-limiting beliefs you try and from her own Mountain might have, what negative self- View office, where she also does talk you might have, what personal private coaching. However, since history you’re carrying with you, she began offering this course at Deborah’s Palm what losses you’ve in 2011 (where had that you might she also leads a need to grieve,” ‘This is really what the writing group), D a v i s - C a n n o n whole idea behind she has noticed said. “There are that participants often tears. People Deborah’s Palm is ... in the all-women go quite deep.” a place for women to sessions there Davis-Cannon, come and not feel like bond quickly. She a Mountain View resident, first had you’re the only one who reflected that the attractive, cozy the idea for this is going through this, and safe environcourse when she ment of Deborah’s was going through whatever it could be.’ a career transition – Jamileh Musa, community Palm encourages herself. Her chiloutreach coordinator, that connection. “I try to treat dren had gone off Deborah’s Palm students like they to college, and her have value, like mother and aunt had died. Though she had an MBA they matter, like they deserve to from The Wharton School, Uni- have dreams, and they find that versity of Pennsylvania, and about the other people in their lives don’t 20 years of corporate experience always treat them that way,” she under her belt, she was uncertain said. In addition to offering courses about what she wanted to do. She pored over job-search mate- like Davis-Cannon’s, Ritchey has rials but found only the occasional brought an array of other servic“nugget of gold” that was helpful. es to Deborah’s Palm to support When the Recession hit, she saw women in transition or suffering many people at a church group, from personal crises — struggles Career Actions Ministry, who that can be compounded by the were dissatisfied with their current pressure cooker of Silicon Valley, lines of work. She decided in 2009 where the fast speed of life is “palto pull together those nuggets into pable” and money can be a naga form that she could share with ging worry, she said. “Women (here) are expected others. The result was “Uncover Your to do it all: They’re expected to Calling,” a weekly course with have kids, (and) they’re expected two-hour meetings and extensive to work,” Ritchey said. “It’s just a homework. The course is split very competitive, intense environinto three, four-week modules in ment.” To meet the needs of more which Davis-Cannon asks her students to confront their shame and women, last September Deborah’s

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Palm launched an affordable/sliding scale program for counseling with the help of therapist Louise Compton. Previously, Deborah’s Palm had referred women to a few marriage and family therapists (MFTs) in the community. However, these counselors charge market rates, which can be as high as $125 an hour. “So many people that I’ve met would like to have counseling, but the biggest roadblock to that is usually finances,” said Compton, who was licensed as an MFT in April 2013. Compton became friends with Ritchey when they were both students seeking master’s degrees at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Before and after graduating in 2009, she was mainly working with low-income people suffering from severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia. She worked for a year and a half at Momentum for Mental Health on California Avenue. As Ritchey set out to open Deborah’s Palm, Compton stayed in contact with her and eventually became more involved at the center, running a support group for women with depression and anxiety for a year. Once she received her license, she talked with Ritchey about offering on-site, one-on-one, sliding-scale counseling. Even before meeting Ritchey, Compton remembered asking herself what kind of people she wanted to work with. Though she found her work with low-income populations rewarding, she always felt drawn to helping “women like (her)self,” who can have “intense problems” bubbling underneath the surface. “They seem like they have ... everything going for them; they seem like they are in a position


hen asked what sets Deborah’s Palm apart from other service providers in the area, Davis-Cannon said, “Well, the first thing is Katie. ... There’s a warmth and a love about Katie that just sets the tone for the whole place.” That view was echoed by a chorus of women, who spoke glowingly about Ritchey’s ability to listen, her gentleness, her protective nature and — most of all — her miraculous efforts in starting Deborah’s Palm. Ritchey traced her interest in social work back to her days at Jordan Middle School. Typing teacher Hugh Center, after whom the school later named its amphitheater, organized collections of toys, clothing and food leading up to the holidays. The students would then pile into a school bus with care packages and deliver them to farming communities in Gilroy, where families sometimes lived in corrugated metal shelters and children worked alongside their parents. “It made such an impression on me,” Ritchey said. “It was the first time I thought, ‘There’s needs out here, just a few miles from my house.’” As Ritchey grew up, studied biology in college, worked in the pharmaceutical industry and raised her family in Portola Valley and Palo Alto, she always kept her hand in charity work. As a stay-at-home mom, she organized food drives and fundraisers. When her children were in elementary school, she started a program where students would learn about nonprofits and then take donations and meet the people those organizations were serving. Then she experienced what she called “a collusion ... of really difficult life events,” which pushed her to dedicate herself to human services and, particularly, to working with women. Her mother suffered a stroke in 1999, and Ritchey took care of her for four years as her health declined. She died in 2003. During that time she was

Cover Story

Louise Compton, who runs the counseling program at Deborah’s Palm, sits in one of the rooms used for on-site counseling.

Hiroe Yamane, left, talks with Pia Thurlemann over a cup of tea in the kitchen at Deborah’s Palm. Both women are part of the gardening group at the center, which meets each Friday. herself diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought and beat the disease, but not without slogging through heavy-duty chemotherapy. In the middle of this, her marriage deteriorated in an ugly fashion. She left the house with her youngest daughter in 2002 and began to forge a new life for herself. Single and with her three children in college or college-bound, she had a world of possibilities before her. She tried working as a chaplain on a bone-marrowtransplant ward and dabbled in medical social work before heading to Notre Dame de Namur to earn a second bachelor’s degree in human services and master’s in clinical psychology. For a senior project, she was asked to find a place in her community where she would like to work; that was when the idea of opening her own women’s com-

munity center was firmly planted in her mind. She began voraciously reading books on starting a nonprofit and gathered her friends around her to form a board of directors. And most critically, she was able to use the money her mother had left her to buy the 555 Lytton Ave. property in 2006. After applying for a conditional-use permit and a period of remodeling, in which Ritchey said she ran out of money twice, Deborah’s Palm opened in May 2010. “I always love telling this story because I forget on the day to day how cool things dovetailed together,” she said. “It was really quite something.” In addition to using her own funds, Ritchey has employed the normal range of methods to get and keep the nonprofit afloat: fundraisers, applying for grants, cultivating individual donors and

Katie Ritchey, founder and executive director of Deborah’s Palm, stands in the center’s arts and crafts studio.

charging some fees. She has labored, though, to make the center easily accessible and to keep as many programs as possible free. Though Deborah’s Palm pays a part-time bookkeeper, a graphic designer and a grant writer as independent contractors, Ritchey said that the lifeblood of the nonprofit is made up of volunteers; she is one herself.


bout two years ago Jamileh Musa was faced with a series of mounting pressures. In addition to family problems and the attendant stresses of living in the Bay Area, she began to feel unfulfilled with her work at a jewelry gallery doing sales and buying, a position she had held for 10 years. At first she tried pushing these concerns aside, but eventually she decided to quit and look for something new. “There was something inside me kind of calling for a change in lifestyle or a change in my goal or my vision,” said Musa, who came to the U.S. from Jordan about 25 years ago to go to college. Soon after leaving her job, she heard about Deborah’s Palm and decided to stop by. On her second visit she met Ritchey, who listened to Musa’s story attentively, expressed her sympathy and gave a few gentle suggestions. “This is really what the whole idea behind Deborah’s Palm is ... a place for women to come and not feel like you’re the only one who is going through this, whatever it could be.” At that point, Musa decided to take part in the mentorship program at the center and was paired up with Nina Homnack. The two women got together once every two weeks for about two or three months. Musa found the relationship she built with Homnack “refreshing “ — a combination of the warmth of a friend or family member with the toughness of someone who would tell her the truth and hold her accountable. Steadily Musa got in the swing

of her new life. She took a few as enjoy music, food and the house classes at Deborah’s Palm, started and grounds. Among other activicovering a shift at the front desk, ties, members of the center’s pobecame a volunteer at the Cantor etry group will read some of their Arts Center and embarked on a latest work. Though the various groups, second bachelor’s degree in sociology from the College of San classes and activities that DeboMateo. She hopes to transfer to a rah’s Palm offers serve to bring nearby state school in the near fu- women in, the friendships they ture and later on, perhaps, enter a build keep them there and inspire them to become involved. Ritchey, master’s program. Eventually Homnack told Musa as well as Davis-Cannon and oththat she didn’t think they needed ers, remarked on the healing power of personal reto meet for menlationships, which toring any longer, more and more though they could, ‘Tactile, face-to-face people seem to be of course, stay in communication is missing in their touch. Notwithlives. standing lingering becoming lost, which “Facebook is ambiguities as to is sad because one thing, a hug her future, Musa is another thing,” said she is taking people need to be Ritchey said. pleasure from the with one another if “Tactile, face-tosearch and learn- they are hurting.’ face communicaing to trust herself. “I’m no longer – Katie Ritchey, executive tion is becoming looking for the andirector, Deborah’s Palm lost, which is sad because people swer. I’m enjoying need to be with the process.” Throughout all this, Musa has one another if they are hurting.” Though Ariza Valadao only become invested in the mission and values of Deborah’s Palm, began coming to Deborah’s Palm so much so that she worked with a few months ago, she hopes to Ritchey to develop a new role at continue to develop deeper relathe nonprofit of community out- tionships with the women there, reach coordinator, in which she as well as to find an opportunity makes use of her sales and mar- to share her experiences fighting for women’s equality and rights in keting skills. Since she started in April, she Brazil. On her strolls around downtown has staffed booths at various public events in the area, visited other lately, Valadao has often found her organizations and reached out to feet taking her down Lytton Aveschools, generally sowing seeds nue to Deborah’s Palm, even when in the community. She particu- she knows there isn’t something larly hopes to draw more students scheduled. “I can’t help it, I just walk in, and people from out of the country, who may be at Stanford for even for a cup of coffee or to say instance, to services at Deborah’s ‘hello’ to whoever is there,” Valadao said. “And you always find Palm. Musa’s efforts are part of someone interesting over there to Ritchey’s larger attempts to build talk to.” Q awareness of Deborah’s Palm in Editorial Assistant Sam Sciothe Palo Alto area. From time to lla can be emailed at ssciolla@ time, Deborah’s Palm hosts film screenings at the Aquarius Theatre downtown. Earlier this summer, former State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber gave a talk on human On the Cover: Previously trafficking and what can be done a home and a bed and about it locally. breakfast, Deborah’s Palm Currently Deborah’s Palm is on Lytton Avenue now preparing for its largest public serves as a meeting place event of the year, its Fall Open and resource center for House, on Saturday, Aug. 16, at women from Palo Alto and which both men and women can beyond. Photo by Veronica learn about the center’s services Weber. and line-up of fall classes, as well • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 27

Fall Class Guide E

veryone wants to learn. Whether you’re a kid excited to get the gears moving after a summer off, or a jealous parent dropping a young adult off for freshman year of college, the hunger for knowledge continues to pang. Luckily for you, this fall has a smorgasbord of classes ready to bite into: ballet for beginners, meditation and yoga to relax and many language courses to prepare you for that trip you’ve been planning for years. Dig in. The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and the Mountain View Voice.

Business, work and technology Career Generations 2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 239, Palo Alto 650-320-1639 Career Generations offers group workshops and programs to meet specific career needs. Career coaches help assess skills in the context of today’s marketplace, generate career options, improve resumes and social-media profiles and design a successful job-search plan. Additionally, coaches help improve networking, interviewing and negotiating skills. CareerGenerations offers a free, initial 15-minute phone consultation.

For the dancer Beaudoin’s School of Dance 464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-2184

Beaudoin’s School of Dance holds tap, ballet, ballroom and jazz dance classes, as well as preparation for wedding dances. Courses are available for adults as well as children ages 3 and up.

Dance Connection Cubberley Community Center, L-5, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-322-7032, 650-852-0418 info@danceconnectionpaloalto. com www.danceconnectionpaloalto. com Dance Connection offers graded classes for preschoolers to adults, with a variety of programs to meet dancers’ needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, boys program, lyrical, Pilates and combination classes are available for students of various levels of ability.

Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA)

Zohar School of Dance and Company Cubberley Community Center, L-4, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-494-8221 Founded in 1979, Zohar School of Dance holds a range of dance classes in jazz, modern, ballet, musical theater and tap for adults, as well as some classes where children can accompany their parents.

Cubberley Community Center, L-3, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-858-2005

Uforia Studios 819 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-329-8794 Uforia Studios offers classes in dance, spin, Zumba, condition-

875 Bowdoin St., Stanford 650-736-7272

Health & fitness Be Yoga 440 Kipling St., Palo Alto 650-906-9016 This community yoga studio holds a range of yoga classes in vinyasa, iyengar, ashtanga, prenatal and aerial styles, as well as classes to relax and relieve tension.


DanceVisions, a nonprofit community dance center, offers classes for young children (beginning at age 3) up to adults. Dance lessons range from modern to hiphop/jazz, lyrical, belly dancing, ballet and contact improvisation. Adults with no prior experience are welcome.

are also available for those with special needs.

ing and its own version of yoga. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome.

Equinox 440 Portage Ave., Palo Alto 650-319-1700

The great outdoors Advantage Aviation 1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 650-494-7248 With many instructors, Advantage Aviation has a wide offering of classes to train new pilots as well as help more experienced pilots to receive needed licenses.

Equinox’s Palo Alto location has a variety of fitness and wellness activities including cycling, Pilates, yoga, conditioning and more. It also features Metcom3, Stacked and RX Series workout programs.

Kim Grant Tennis Academy 3005 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-752-8061 The Kim Grant Tennis Academy organizes tennis classes for adults and children, starting at age 3, ranging in ability from beginner to advanced. Classes

Club membership is not required for participation in the swimming, tennis and fitness programs offered at SCRA. Swim instruction includes group and private lessons for children, including classes for parents and their babies (younger than 2 years). Tennis classes and lessons are offered for adults and children ages 4 and older.

Studio Kicks 796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto 650-855-9868 Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering cardio kickboxing classes and martial arts training for kids and adults. Owner and instructor Richard Branden is a six-time world champion in Chinese martial arts.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto Cubberley Community Center, M-4, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-327-9350 At Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto, established in 1973, students learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T’ai chi ch’uan, or tai chi). Beginning classes start monthly.

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Sand Hill School at Children’s Health Council

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA


Unity Palo Alto, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto 650-396-9244

Berlitz offers adult and youth language instruction in Spanish, Italian, French and English as a Second Language in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. It also offers language and cultural agility training for corporations.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, a nonprofit organization with nationally accredited instructors, offers classes designed to improve balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation and health. Beginner classes are offered for all ages and fitness levels.

Yoga at All Saints’ Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-322-4528 join-others/saturday-yoga Yoga classes are offered in the church’s Parish Hall room each Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. No previous experience is necessary.

GAIS Campus, 275 Elliot Drive, Menlo Park 650-520-3646 Since the 1960s, the GermanAmerican School of Palo Alto (GASPA), a Saturday school, has offered German language classes that also touch on German culture and traditions. Classes are available for all skill levels and age groups, beginning at preschool (age 3) up to adults. No prior knowledge of German is required. 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 650-329-3752

Avenidas 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-289-5400 Avenidas offers a variety of classes focusing on topics such as general health, physical fitness, languages, humanities, computing, music and writing. Membership costs, fees and class descriptions are listed on the website.

This Palo Alto Adult School class teaches participants how to speak, read and write German, with an emphasis on conversation. Basic grammar and Germanic culture are also covered. The instructor, a college-credentialed teacher, lived and studied in Germany through Stanford University, from where she later received a master’s degree. This fall the class will be held on Thursday evenings from Sept. 11 to Nov. 6 (no class on Oct. 16).

Language Studies Institute 445 Sherman Ave., Suite Q, Palo Alto 650-321-1867

Language courses Berlitz Learning Center 159 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

The Language Studies Institute runs 10-week courses for both professionals and travelers at all levels in a variety of languages:

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Integrated Healing Arts 4153-4161 El Camino Way, Palo Alto 650-493-7030 Integrated Healing Arts instructors teach ongoing classes on meditation, self-development, self-realization, tai chi, qigong and spiritual health.

California’s Benedictine College Preparatory School 50 acre Campus 3 miles West of I-280 freeway Neighboring Stanford University

Music, Arts and Crafts Art for Well Beings 2460 Park Blvd., No. 3, Palo Alto 650-776-8297 Art for Well Beings provides art instruction for all ages and especially welcomes people with special needs.

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Emily Young teaches small mixedmedia and multicultural art classes for children privately and in small groups at her studio in Palo Alto.

Art Works Studio 595 Lincoln Ave., Palo Alto 650-796-1614 Art Works Studio holds a variety of fine-art classes for kids. Classes are also offered at U-Me in Menlo Park and in cooperation with Palo Alto Menlo Park Parent’s Club (PAMP).

BrainVyne 380 Hamilton Ave., #1272, Palo Alto 650-469-3409

At BrainVyne, children are taught the principles of engineering, robotics and science utilizing Legos. After school programs, as well as summer camps, are offered.

including video production, TV studio work and more. It also holds biweekly free orientation sessions and tours.

Sur La Table Cooking School #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 800-243-0852

Opus1 Music Studio Lingling Yang Violin Studio Palo Alto 650-456-7648 A classically trained violinist, Lingling Yang offers violin instruction year-round to children 7 and up and adults for all levels. Auditions are required for intermediate and advanced violin players.

1350 Grand Road, #5, Mountain View (main office) 4131 El Camino Real, Suite 200, Palo Alto (opening in August) 650-625-9955 Opus1 Music Studio holds group music lessons in piano, violin, viola, guitar, voice, flute, saxophone, clarinet and music theory, in addition to holding private and semi-private lessons.

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Pacific Art League

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The media center offers workshops for a range of media arts,

The classes and workshops at the Pacific Art League are taught by qualified, experienced instructors for children and adults of various abilities. Instructors teach a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, watercolor, collage and more.


I started Fundamentals of Writing I. I hope to improve my writing to find a good job and go to a short-time college to refresh my professional skills and give a better life for my family.” Jairo De la Cruz, Adult School Student

Sur La Table offers hands-on classes, demonstration-only classes and classes for kids and adults. Specific courses are listed on the website: Click on “Classes” on the top navigation bar and find the Palo Alto location under California.

School days Amigos de Palo Alto 1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto 650-493-4300

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Amigos de Palo Alto is a Spanishimmersion preschool for children 2 and a half years and older. Instructors are all bilingual, and children learn Spanish naturally — through play, song, art and academics. Amigos also offers Spanish-immersion after-school programs for kindergarteners with some Spanish experience.

Classes and workshops for children and adults are held at the Palo Alto Art Center, covering such mediums as ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, book arts, printmaking, collage and more.

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Cohn Campus (grades one to eight), 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto Cooper Campus (nursery), 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-251-8500

The Silicon Valley Boychoir trains boys from ages 7 and up in the art of choral singing, with an emphasis on vocal coaching and music literacy. Members must first audition.

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2585 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 650-494-7389 info@mustardseedlearningcenter. org www.mustardseedlearningcenter. org The Mustard Seed Learning Center preschool program provides children from 2 and a half to 5 years a dual academic-immersion opportunity (Mandarin and English), as well as a play-based learning experience. It also offers an after-school tutoring program.

Parents Place 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto 650-688-3040 A resource center for parents, Parents Place on the Peninsula offers parenting workshops on subjects ranging from strategies for managing picky eaters to making the switch from diapers. Parent and child activity groups are also organized.

Sand Hill School 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto 650-688-3605 Sand Hill School works with young children from kindergarten through sixth grade (it is expanding to eighth) with learning, attention and social challenges. The student/teacher ratio is six to one. The school is located at the Children’s Health Council.

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Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Preschool 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills 650-223-8788 The JCC’s preschool program uses a play-based approach that develops skills and a love of learning. Two-, three- and fiveday-per-week options for children 18 months to 5 years old (4 years old at Congregation Beth Am) are offered, with an emphasis placed on experiential learning, family involvement, Jewish values and fun.

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


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TheatreWorks’ 2014 New Works Festival features musicals, drama and comedy by Sue Dremann

Courtesy Micah Joel

Jahn Sood’s musical “The Disappearing Man” will be performed at TheatreWorks’ 2014 New Works Festival on Aug. 10, 14 and 17.


rom a portrait of artist Norman Rockwell to the misadventures of a transgender artist considering gender reassignment, TheatreWorks’ 2014 New Works Festival brings six new plays and musicals to the Palo Alto stage starting Aug. 9. Now in its 13th year, the New Works Festival showcases multiple staged readings of upcoming plays, a panel discussion, live outdoor music and food trucks offering al fresco dining at Lucie Stern Theatre. Works developed in past festivals have gone on to Broadway, including the hit “Memphis,” which earned four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score. Other accomplished works that got their start at the New Works Festival include Paul Gordon’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” the musical “Striking 12” and the play “Equivocation,” which both had successful off-Broadway runs, and “The North Pool,” by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. This year’s successful TheatreWorks’ production “The Pretender” also got its start at last year’s New Works Festival. The 2014 festival is the first developed by Giovanna Sardelli, TheatreWorks’ director of new works, who joined the company in May. Sardelli has directed mostly new works for 14 years, including 10 offBroadway productions and Joseph’s “Huck & Holden” and “The North Pool.” She

staged the latter for TheatreWorks. This year’s festival offerings are especially compelling to Sardelli because of their range of subject matter and the emotions the plays elicit, she said. She proposed many of the plays to the entire TheatreWorks staff; the reading committee and artistic staff read and chose the works, she said. Sardelli looks for works that move and affect her — and are purely entertaining, she said. “Do I want to keep turning the page out of anything other than a sense of obligation to finish the play? I check my emotional state. Did it transform me? Did it illuminate me in some way?” she said.


ne work in particular, “Norman Rockwell’s America,” did that from the beginning, she said. The musical is penned by Lynne Kaufman, author of 20 plays (“Our Lady of the Desert”) with music by Alex Mandel, composer of Pixar’s “Brave,” (songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air”). Rockwell is known for his “apple pie” cover illustrations in the Saturday Evening Post of small-town America. But civil rights conflicts in 1950s and 1960s America created a crisis within the artist that changed his life and the direction of his work, Kaufman said. She drew her inspiration from a biogra-

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phy about Rockwell that highlighted his personal struggles. The musical explores Rockwell’s “second act” in life, where he found his great love after two failed marriages. He stepped away from an idealized depiction of American life to one that searched into America’s conscience and changing times. Kaufman was not interested in writing a biographical play of Rockwell. But she was interested in the key moments in his life that resonated with her — his midlife crisis — and how he emerged from it as an artist and a person, she said. “There are themes in your chronological life that speak to you, and the most compelling thing is resilience,” she said. “Other people’s lives are a vessel for things I want to explore. I was deeply drawn to his new life in his 60s. You’re not finished; you can use that experience to flourish,” she said. She decided on a musical because the story needs to be visual, she said. “We’ve got to see his painting, and we’ve got to see history and the times changing,” she said.


he autobiography of circus press agent Dexter Fellows was playwright and composer Jahn Sood’s inspiration for “The Disappearing Man.” The musical takes place during the 1930s Great Depression. A group of circus performers face a crisis; their headlining act, a magi-

cian, might take a straight job. There’s a magician who doesn’t believe in magic anymore and a cast of clowns and assorted performers who face identity crises. They question the life they might have outside of the circus, he said. “The stakes are pretty high for people in many ways. The clowns say, ‘I don’t even know what I look like without my makeup on.’ Each has to embrace their role and escape from it,” he said. Fellows was the press agent for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and Barnum and Bailey’s Circus. Sood found the autobiography in a bargain bin while on tour with a rock band, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons. The story of circus life and of trying to create an event and make it real resonated with him, he said. “I realized my life was a lot like these guys’, going from place to place to play a show and not knowing if you are going to make it to the next place alive,” he said. Sood rented a factory in Brooklyn, New York, and built a workshop there to develop the musical. He booked circus acts and staged the musical so the audience felt they were walking into the 1930s circus. He wanted to merge the intimacy of folk music and drama. He said rewriting the story is about clarifying and refining his characters and then letting them walk away from him to become their own personalities.

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“I’m always looking for people who reinvent themselves and the things around them,” he said.


What: TheatreWorks’ 2014 New Works Festival Where: Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto When: Aug. 9-17. Go to for performance times. Cost: Festival passes are $65; $49 for TheatreWorks subscribers. Single-event tickets are $19. Info: Go to or call 650-463-1960.

by Sue Dremann


oger McNamee of the psychedelic roots-rock band Moonalice loves playing in town parks. They are places where music has the greatest potential to be a communal celebration, and he never quits enjoying the young kids swirling without inhibition to the free-form, improvisational music, he said. On Saturday evening, Aug. 9, Moonalice will make its fourth appearance at the City of Palo Alto’s Twilight Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Weekly. The free concert, which takes place at Mitchell Park at 7 p.m., is one of a series of weekly shows running through Aug. 23. Band members Barry Sless, Pete Sears, Roger McNamee and John Molo between them have performed with Rod Stewart, the original Jefferson Starship, Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz, The Engineers, Random Axes and the Flying Other Brothers, among others. The band got its start while working on a project with famed producer T-Bone Burnett, but the project “got killed by someone with a vested interest in the status quo,” McNamee said. Seven years ago, Burnett encouraged band members to make San Francisco psychedelia its own form of American roots music along with bluegrass, country, blues and Appalachian folk. They spread the music through Facebook and created the first Twitter radio station, McNamee said. Social media has given the band a wide audience. Their single, “It’s

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n “An Entomologist’s Love Story,” Melissa Ross examines the friendship between two scientists who are about to reinvent their relationship. The 30-something researchers work in New York’s Museum of Natural History entomology department, where their conflicted love affairs are under the microscope in this edgy, comedic work about love in modern times. Ross wrote the play after being awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commission to write a play about science. The commissions were received through the Manhattan Theatre Club. Researching science subjects, she found a paper about the mating rituals of insects. At least one made it into the play, which added to the hilarity, she said. New York City also had a bed bug infestation in 2010, the year in which the play is set, she said. “I thought at the time, ‘I wonder if there are paranoid New Yorkers who are calling the museum to identify if they have bed bugs?’” she said. Ross worked for several months in the museum’s entomology department as part of her research, but none of the characters are based on anyone she knew there, she said. The setting contrasts the simplicity of instinct versus the complications of romance, especially with today’s interactions that depend on online dating and texting, she said. “An Entomologist’s Love Story” is Ross’ first time in the TheatreWorks festival, and readings before an audience are an integral part of a play’s development, she said. Ross said she finds what works when she hears the actor speak and hears the audience reaction. “I love the shared experience of theater,” she said. Other festival works include”Describe the Night,” a political drama about the mysterious 2010 crash of a Polish airplane, written by Rajiv Joseph; “Tokyo Fish Story,” a play by Kimber Lee about generational differences, gender and tradition as a sushi master struggles to preserve his ancient artistry in a society obsessed with change; and “One Woman Show,” a musical written and performed by Shakina Nayfack about a transgender artist on the brink of reassignment surgery. Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@

Psychedelic band Moonalice highlights this weekend’s Twilight Concert Series

Psychedelic rock band Moonalice will perform on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Mitchell Park in the City of Palo Alto’s Twilight Concert Series. 4:20 Somewhere,” has been downloaded more than 4.6 million times. Moonalice broadcasts its shows — nearly 400 — on Twitter through live video feeds so the music is accessible to people even if they can’t make it to the concert. And in true psychedelic tradition, each show has its own free psychedelic poster, which is distributed free to the audience. Palo Alto’s depicts a beautiful woman holding a weather vane who is surrounded by two large crescent moons against a field of stars. A stable of 24 rock-poster artists have a steady gig with the band, including legendary ‘60s poster artists Stanley Mouse and David Singer, who was one of the early Fillmore artists and designed 75 posters for Bill Graham, McNamee said. “We’re not your standard rock and roll band. We’re not trying to extract the last penny out of every

situation. Most people our age, if they are lucky, they are in a heritage act or a tribute band,” he said. It is hard to be in a band of older musicians that makes its own music and to have the audience appreciate the new stuff — not just wait for the new songs to be finished to get to the 30-year-old favorites, he said. But with Moonalice, “each night is a completely different thing,” he said. The band does between 15 and 25 park concerts each year out of its more than 90 performances.

Songs such as “American Dream Rag” and “The Flat Earth Boogie” poke fun at politics and reactionary thinking, but others are about home life and hope, he said. Some concerts include a light show or light wall. “A ton of people become really serious fans,” he said. People planned their summer vacations around the band, following Moonalice during its recent tour to the East Coast, he said. McNamee attributes the band’s success to creating an upbeat, inclusive culture. Band Manager Big Steve Parish, a Grateful Dead family member and co-founder of the Jerry Garcia Band, is road scholar, medicine man and storyteller who helps sets the mood, and there’s always plenty of dancing and room for free expression, McNamee said. A Moonalice concert is a family affair, attracting a younger generation that includes toddlers and preschool kids as well as parents and grandparents. Many of the band members have been married for 40 years. and their songs are “written from the perspective of a happy life,” he said. The quartet is made up of serious musicians, but they don’t take (continued on page 35)

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Illuminated landscapes Vidya Narasimhanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape photographs, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Compositions in Light,â&#x20AC;? use light as the most important vehicle to communicate her inner sense of spirituality, she says. Narasimhanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expressive prints exhibit her landscape photographs across the U.S. and Australia: ethereal seascapes, the red glow of slot canyons and the majesty of deserts and forests. She revisits landscapes until she finds the right light to capture the mood of her surroundings and to convey a sense of awe while witnessing natural spectacles. The show will be on display through Aug. 23 at Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto â&#x20AC;&#x201D; enter through Printerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For information go to galleryhouse2. com or call 650-326-1668. Q â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sue Dremann

$15, $50, $75, $110 and $150. Corea will be performing on Friday night, Aug. 8, at the San Jose Workshop All Star Jam. For information and tickets, go to or call 650-725-2787.

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Jazz legend, composer and virtuoso Chick Corea will close out the Stanford Jazz Festival on Saturday, Aug. 9, with a rare solo piano concert at Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bing Concert Hall. Corea, who forge d new ground in jazz while still in his 20s, has been nominated for 61 Grammy Awards and has won 20. Working with Miles Davis in the 1960s, he Jazz legend Chick Corea performs helped create solo piano on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the birth of the Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bing Concert Hall. electric jazz fusion movement. He formed Return to Forever in the 1970s, with innovations that made him one of the major jazz piano voices, and many of his compositions have become jazz standards. He has collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Bobby McFerrin and many others in the jazz and classical music genres. The concert takes place at Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St. at Museum Way, Stanford. Tickets are


International festival Put on your dancing shoes or dance in your bare feet. The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley will have its third season of dance workshops, open master classes and performances from Aug. 11-17 in Mountain View. This festival is the only one of its kind west of the Appalachians, organizers say, and it includes lessons and performances in tap, modern/Afro-Haitian, salsa, Manipuri (a classical dance form of India), modern ballet and line dancing. The festival was founded to offer the general public opportunities to see professional dancers in a variety of dance styles and to participate in professionally led classes. All classes are mixed levels and are open to mid-teens to adults. Intermediate to advanced dancers will have the opportunity to study technique and learn repertory, and they can perform the works of the artist/teachers in the Aug. 17 festival concert. The concert includes performances by professional dancers. Classes are $25 each or all six for $84. The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley is a project of the nonprofit Lively Foundation. All classes and events are held at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View. For information or to register go to livelyfoundation. org/wordpress, or call 650-969-4110.

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themselves too seriously, he said. “You’ll note,” he said, that in rock photos, the musicians almost always don’t smile. “I think it’s great that there’s a huge market for people pouting, but that’s not what we’re about,” he said. The Twilight Concert Series still has a few more acts that will follow Moonalice in the coming weeks. On Aug. 16, Mads Tolling Quartet will perform jazz, and on Aug. 23, Teens on the Green will

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Eating Out From barnyard H p o h s r e h c t to bu Belcampo Meat C o. aims to satisfy Midpenins ula’s appetite for sustainable, orga nic meats

by Elena Kadvany ave a hankering for rib-eye, pork belly, tri tip, short ribs, oyster steak or, perhaps, some Boston butt? Look no further than the well-stocked, endlessly marbled meat options in the butcher case at Belcampo Meat Co., which opened its doors at Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village in late June. Belcampo’s claim to fame in an industry where the phrase “farm to table” has almost lost meaning is that the company has total control over every single step of production, from start to finish. Belcampo p raises its own cows, pigs, p g turkeys, y chickens, goats, lambs and sheep on a 20,000-square-foot farm at the base of Mount Shasta. The company is genetically selecting for heritage breeds and those that thrive in a fairly extreme ecosystem. The animals are fed organic greens grown on the farm. They are handled humanely in accordance with rigorous Animal Welfare Association standards. At the end of their lives, they are not trucked miles away, but brought 20 minutes down the road to Belcampo’s very own slaughterhouse with holding pens designed by Temple Grandin, a renowned animal behavior expert and consultant to the meatprocessing industry. The meat is all hand processed and never distributed wholesale; it all stays within Belcampo’s steadily growing network of restaurants and butcher shops. “Meat is the scariest thing to buy in America,” said Belcampo CEO Anya Fernald on a recent afternoon, sitting at one of a few tables outside of what used to be Joe Simitian’s office in the rear of the upscale Town & Country shopping center. “There are lots of places you go and you turn over a package of ground beef and it’s like, ‘This package contains product from Mexico, USA, Uruguay and Brazil.’ Do you really want to feed your family that?” Belcampo is all about challenging long-held conceptions about meat. The big one is that it’s bad for you. Belcampo’s organic meat has verified a one-to-one ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, a hard-to-achieve balance that’s very sought-after for good (continued on page 38)

A lamb belly bun, left, with meat that’s slow braised for four hours and a pulled pork bun with roasted jalapeño and cilantro aioli are two of the prepared food options at Belcampo Meat Co.

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health. Americans typically consume too many omega-6 fats and not enough omega-3 (typically a ratio of 15 to one). Omega-6s are pro-inflammatory, while omega3s have an anti-inflammatory effect, so striking a balance in one’s diet is important, but hard to do. Another is that cattle should only be grass-fed for two years before switching to grain to fatten them up. Belcampo animals are kept on grass for 34 or 35 months, a full year longer than most farms. This results in meat with a richer taste and more marbling than is typical, Fernald said. Fernald, who grew up in Palo Alto, arrived at some of these conclusions after spending time in rural Europe and Africa, observing much simpler food ecosystems. She graduated from Gunn High School in 1993 and headed to college with clear interest in food, but not knowing what to do with it. After graduating from college, she secured a $20,000 Watson Fellowship for independent study and travel outside the U.S. to study cheese making in rural communities in southern Europe and northern Africa. After the year ended, she came back to the United States, but soon returned to Sicily to do business development and marketing for a coop-

erative of cheese makers. “It was the first time in my life I had been in a place where it seemed like the poorer you were, the better you ate,” she said. People ate foraged vegetables in between ice cream and brioche for breakfast, raw meat and perhaps three pounds of fresh cheese each day. Fernald experienced a health transformation on this diet, she said. She lost weight; her energy levels went up; little physical ailments that bothered her before went away. “Coming from fat-free mania” back home, this got her thinking. She eventually left Italy and got involved in the Slow Food movement back home. She worked with Alice Waters to organize the first Slow Food Nation event in San Francisco and founded consulting firm Live Culture Company to help small-scale artisan food companies become profitable. Live Culture introduced her to Todd Robinson, a client with very deep pockets who was interested in meat, had some land and wanted to make a profitable play for some sort of sustainable, responsible business concept. In January 2010, Fernald developed the concept for Belcampo, pitched it to Robinson and he got on board. By November 2012, they opened their first butcher shop and restaurant in Larkspur. Since then, Belcampos have popped up in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, downtown Los Angeles and Palo Alto, with another on

Oyster steak is a more unusual cut of beef available at Belcampo Meat Co.

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Eating Out something is, according to Fernald. Each cut of meat has a handy card with its name, price and an image of the part of animal it came from. Because of the limited space at this 900-square-foot operation and the nature of other Town & Country tenants, Belcampo’s prepared food options are somewhat limited. But that hasn’t stopped them. There’s a pulled pork bun with roasted jalapeño and cilantro aioli, daikon and pickled carrots ($5); a lamb belly bun ($5) with meat that’s slow braised for four hours with paprika, garlic and cumin; a rotating sausage that comes with tailored toppings on a buttered bun ($8); a hefty meatball sandwich with tomato sauce, provolone, garlic butter and basil ($12). Recently added are chicken and steak salads, and Fernald said they plan to offer marinated meats and prepared dinners. The kitchen is headed up by Antonio Varillas, a chef from Peru with a degree in economics

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COFFEE AT THE THEATER ... After passing on Lytton Gateway, Blue Bottle Coffee has quickly laid claim to a new downtown Palo Alto space: the historic Varsity Theatre, which property owner Chop Keenan and tech company SAP are redeveloping into a high-tech hub. Part of the hub will be a Blue Bottle café, open to the public, inside the former Borders space at 456 University Ave. Blue Bottle Communications Manager Byard Duncan said the new café will definitely have their typical fare: single-origin and blends as pour-over coffees, espresso drinks and pastries from Blue Bottle’s Oakland kitchen. The hub itself has been dubbed HanaHaus, and was backed by the city’s Historic Resources Board Wednesday. “Blue Bottle Coffee is very excited to be starting with a project as unique and innovative as HanaHaus -- one that both salutes, and tinkers with, traditional café culture,” a statement reads. Third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle got its start in Oakland in 2002 and now operates more than 10 locations in the Bay Area and on the East Coast. RANGOON RUBY #2 ... Downtown Palo Alto’s only Burmese restaurant, Rangoon Ruby, has enjoyed such success that it’s opened a second location — just blocks away from the first. Diners can now enjoy signature Burmese fare like tea leaf salad or noodle dish nan gyi dok at 326 University Ave., the former home of Italian restaurant Figo. Rodel Marquez, Rangoon Ruby general manager, said that they were looking for a larger location when they stumbled upon the open

space. He said they’re not worried about operating two restaurants so close to each other (Rangoon Ruby is at 445 Emerson St.). “We’re pretty busy at our current location now,” he said. “We think it will be a good balance for the city.” The new restaurant is named Burma Ruby. Initially, the menu will be the same as Rangoon’s, but he said they’ll start changing things up “over the next season.” Burma Ruby is open for lunch and dinner the same hours as Rangoon Ruby, which opened in June 2012 in the former Cafe Baklava. GELATO, PER FAVORE ... Don’t worry, it’s not another artisan nitrogen ice cream shop. Gelataio became the first retail shop to open at Lytton Gateway this week, serving Italian-inspired, Californiamade gelato made on site with ingredients that are as local and as organic as humanely possible. Owners Christianne Mares and Jorge Borbolla, who originally hail from Mexico, opened up shop at 121 Lytton Ave. on Wednesday. Mares was endlessly inspired after an indulgent Italy trip during which they visited gelaterias in Florence, Lucca, Bologna, Naples and Amalfi. Gelataio flavors include chocolate, hazelnut, bacio (chocolate-hazelnut), pistachio, toblerone, stracciatella, lemon, mango and strawberry. All flavors are made from recipes that Mares has developed and are made in an open kitchen inside the shop. “Making the gelato fresh on premises daily is the key and has huge impact on the flavor and the texture,” she said. “This is what we learned in Italy.” Beyond typical gelato,

from Santa Clara University. The butcher case has its own head: Joey Ada, a local self-taught butcher who loves cutting lamb and Belcampo’s nose-to-tail philosophy (you’ll even find leather banquettes at the San Francisco restaurant made from their cattle). You might get sticker shock for some of the cuts (oyster steak goes for $24.99 per pound; tri tip, $20.99; slab bacon, $14.99), but that’s the true cost of production for an operation like Belcampo, Fernald says. “I’ll pay double if I know that (the meat) is healthy and it’s clean,” she said, “but our product is not necessarily for everyone. There is a beautiful culture in the U.S. that celebrates cheap food. Part of what we’re doing is challenging the cost or talking about the cost associated with that cheap food and saying, ‘Here’s the real cost of food.’ “This is definitely not cheap food, but it’s clean food,” she said. “It’s gratifying food.” Q there will also be sorbeto (vegan, non-dairy) and gelato made from almonds, soy or coconut milk to accommodate people with allergies or dairy intolerances. Also look out for gelato and sorbeto popsicles. There will also be baked goods, including torta di riso (an Italian rice cake) and gelato cake. BANH MI CART LAUNCHES ... As of about a week ago, between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the courtyard outside of Vietnamese restaurant Three Seasons at 518 Bryant St., you’ll find a cart stocked with banh mi sandwiches, fresh juices, Vietnamese iced coffee and lychee iced tea. Three Seasons executive chef and owner John Le launched this lunchtime banh mi cart to bring the traditional Vietnamese sandwiches to Palo Alto. (It’s also, of course, a way of drawing people into the restaurant’s off-the-beaten-path location in a downtown alley behind Nola’s.) There’s a total of five sandwiches, all $7 a pop. The sandwiches are all served on baguette bread with the same traditional toppings: shallots, mayo, pickles, cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño. The meat is what varies. The “Saigonese” comes with shredded chicken; the “street food” sandwich with grilled pork, bacon, chicken and pork pâte; another is stuffed with pulled pork; another with braised beef; and a vegetarian option comes with lemongrass tofu (seared on both sides) and roasted portobello mushrooms. The use of baguette, pâte and butter are a result of France’s colonial influence in Vietnam. The cart also peddles fresh-squeezed seasonal juices for $4: orange-carrot, watermelon, pineapple-strawberry and a green juice (kale, celery, parsley, Granny smith apples and cucumber).Q Check out more food news online at Elena Kadvany’s blog, Peninsula Foodist, at paloaltoonline. com/blogs/

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its way to Santa Monica this fall and a deal recently inked in West Hollywood. “I’ve been looking for an opportunity in Palo Alto since day one,” she said. Not only does she have roots here — she grew up on the Stanford University campus with her two professor parents and her first jobs were as a paper girl for the Weekly and at Saint Michael’s Alley — she saw a gap in the local meat offerings. “I want this to become a great Palo Alto institution,” she said. This means that Belcampo has all the standard stuff — New York steaks, tri tip, bacon, brisket, smoked ham, roast turkey breast, sausages, even hot dogs — and also the not so standard. Ask about Belcampo’s oyster steak, chicken giblets, matambrito, goat or beef tongue. The butchers behind the counter are knowledgeable, friendly and won’t make you feel stupid for not knowing what

Joey Ada, right, the head butcher of Belcampo Meat Co., and his apprentice Patrick Siemon.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 00 (Century 16, 20) Unless you’re an 8-year-old just getting acquainted with them, you probably made up your mind about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles long, long ago. After all, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s heroes in a half-shell debuted 30 years ago, when their cheeky action adventures had the foresight to spoof the ‘80s even while they were happening. Well, they’re back on the big screen again for a fifth go-round after three ‘90s live-action films and a 2007 CGI-animated oneoff. The new picture, titled simply “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” blends live-action (most of the settings and all of the humans) with CGI (most of the action and all of the non-human characters). And you’re either really excited to see them again (and, if so, may I just say, “Cowabunga, dude”) or have already turned to something more

interesting, like the real estate listings. So that leaves it to me to describe the reboot by Jonathan Liebesman, a Hollywood go-to-guy for mid-range horror pictures and action flicks no one else wants (“Wrath of the Titans,” anyone?). Look, despite the looming presence of crap-maestro Michael Bay as producer, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” isn’t so terrible. It fits the brief, as it were, with some variations on the concept that don’t challenge the fundamentals, four of which are in the title. So the TMNT — Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello — study ninjitsu under a similarly mutated rat named Splinter (to whom an unbilled Tony Shalhoub gives voice) and make their debut as vigilantes battling back the criminal Foot Clan. This gets the attention of fluffpiece reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox), who aspires to serious journalism and turns out to have

all sorts of history with the people and creatures currently making news: industrialist Eric Sachs (William Fichtner), the Turtles and Splinter. Pulling the strings of the Foot Clan is Shredder (Tohoru Masamune), a big guy in a robotic samurai suit who seems to have escaped from one of Bay’s “Transformers” flicks. O’Neil’s surprising ties to the Turtles may rankle purists, but to be fair, this isn’t “War and Peace.” It’s a movie with a nunchuk-wielding reptile standing over 6 feet tall, drooling over pizza and making boner jokes about Megan Fox. So we can be choosy about what we complain about. To be fair to “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” it’s aimed squarely at action-loving tykes, and they’ll duly love it. The script is an unironic throwback to ‘80s action movies (OK, some irony when they make Batman cracks), and though the blank Fox is less a star than a placeholder, her foil is Will Arnett as a funny cameraman. Most of the one-liners are pretty lame, but kids won’t agree, and they’ll be held rapt by the head-spinning (3D, if you want it) action, from acrobatic fights to an insane chase down a snowy mountain and a climax over Times Square ripped wholesale from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” And what does it all amount to? Nothing more than a seemingly self-descriptive bit of scripting uttered by Arnett: “Froth. It’s nice.” Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. One hour, 41 minutes. — Peter Canavese



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(Century 16, 20) There’s a moment in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” — Lasse Hallstrom’s film adaptation of Richard C. Morais’s bestselling novel — when the female ingenue gives the male ingenue a hot tip on how to prepare corn. Better listen carefully: If anyone would know how to prepare corn, it’s the creators of “The HundredFoot Journey.” Zing! OK, OK, this GMO hybrid of foodie drama, culture-clash comedy, travelogue and romance gently establishes, in middlebrow just-go-with-it fashion, the tone of a fable. In the opening scenes in Mumbai Mama (Juhi Chawla) expires in an almost comically abrupt fire started by a crowd of election rioters. Mama’s death sends the family on a Search for the Right Place to Be (the film’s primary theme) that takes the Kadams to the likes of London and Rotterdam before Papa (Om Puri) gets ghostly approval from Mama to settle in the south of France, in the picture-book village of Saint-

Helen Mirren stars in “The Hundred-Foot Journey”. Antonin-Noble-Val. Papa and the grown Hassan (Manish Dayal) are “eat local” adherents (except for Mama’s suitcase of spices, to which they cling), and wherever they will live and cook must have ideal juicy, colorful produce. But wouldn’t you know it? Papa’s ghost-approved spot to resettle and open a restaurant is directly across a thin road from Le Saule Pleureur, the Michelinstar-awarded haute cuisine pride of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. There, prim and proper Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) rules the roost. To satisfy the plot, the widowed Madame Mallory goes

through the five stages of disbelief: xenophobic disdain, “this means war” stridency, fear, jealousy and, of course, acceptance that Indian food is actually pretty good (and that Papa is rather charming ...). Meanwhile, Hassan keeps proving his bona fides, first as chef of Papa’s Mumbai Maison, then as the French-cuisine pupil of Mallory’s pretty sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) and, at last, Mallory. It’s difficult to swallow the characters and situations, and the film certainly drags as it ap(continued on page 43)


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Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7:30 p.m. Chef (R)

Palo Alto Square: 1:30, 4:15, 7 & 9:45 p.m.

Into the Storm (PG-13) Century 16: 9:15, 10:25 & 11:45 a.m.; 1, 2:10, 3:30, 4:45, 6:10, 7:10 & 8:35 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m., 12:10, 1:20, 2:30, 3:50, 6:45, 8 & 9:15 p.m. In X-D at 5:20 & 10:40 p.m. James Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deepsea Challenge 3D (PG) Century 16: 10:40 a.m., 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8 & 10:20 p.m. Lucy (R) +++ Century 16: 10:10 a.m., 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:40 a.m., 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8:05 & 10:30 p.m. Magic in the Moonlight (PG-13) Century 20: 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:20, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m. Guild Theatre: 11:40 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (R) Aquarius Theatre: Sat 11 a.m. National Theatre Live: A Small Family Business (Not Rated) Aquarius Theatre: Sun 11 a.m.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) +++ Century 16: 9:50 a.m., 12:55, 4:10, 7:20 &10:25 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 a.m., 1:25, 4:35, 7:25 & 10:35 p.m.

Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG) Century 16: 9:30 & 11:50 a.m.; 2:25 & 4:50 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:15, 7:05 & 9:25 p.m.

Get On Up (PG-13) Century 16: 9:10 a.m., 12:20, 3:35, 7:05 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 12:55, 2:35, 5:40, 7:15 & 8:50 p.m.

The Purge: Anarchy (R) Century 20: 10:25 a.m., 4:10 & 10:35 p.m.

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Century 16: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, 7:45, 8:30, 10:40 & 11:30 p.m. In 3-D at 9, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m.; noon, 12:45, 2:15, 3, 3:45, 5:15 & 6:15 p.m. Century 20: 10:20 a.m., 1:15, 4:05, 5:25, 7, 8:25 & 10 p.m. In 3-D at 11:35 a.m., 12:05, 12:40, 2:25, 3:05, 3:35, 4:50, 6, 6:35 & 9 p.m. Hercules (2014) (PG-13) Century 16: 7:25 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: 10:20 a.m., 12:45, 3:10, 5:45, 8:15 & 10:40 p.m. The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) Century 16: 10:35 a.m., 1:35, 4:35, 7:35 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:35 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, 7:25 & 10:15 p.m.

Queen Christina (1933) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat & Sun 5:40 & 9:40 p.m. Roman Holiday (1953) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Sat & Sun 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Step Up All In (PG-13) Century 16: 1:45 & 7:50 p.m.; 12:10 a.m. In 3-D at 10:55 a.m., 4:40 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m. & 7:40 p.m. In 3-D at 2:15, 5 & 10:20 p.m. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) Century 16: 10:20 a.m., 1:05, 6:20, 9 & 11:40 p.m. In 3-D at 9 & 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 3:40, 5, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m., 2:20, 7:50 & 9:05 a.m. In 3-D at 11:45 a.m., 1:05, 3:40, 5:10, 6:25 & 10:30 p.m.

+ Skip it ++ Some redeeming qualities +++ A good bet ++++ Outstanding

Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260) Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264) Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City (800-326-3264)

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

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Home Front MID-SUMMER PLANT CLINIC ... UCCE Master Gardeners will offer one-on-one consultations on mid-summer garden and landscape planting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics include pest problems, tomato care, managing water during the drought, soil types and plant nutrition. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or

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Decorating with baskets

TREE WALK ... Arborist Ellyn Shea will lead a free tree walk through the Downtown North neighborhood from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, meeting at Johnson Park, corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Kipling Street, Palo Alto. Expect to see incense cedar, Norway maple, liquidambar, Hollywood juniper and more. Information: canopy. org VEGGIE GARDEN BASICS ... Mimi Clarke of Fiddle Fern Landscaping will teach two sessions of “Veggie Garden Basics” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, or Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. The class, designed for the novice or just someone looking for extra tips, will cover planning and designing for a year-round harvest. Clarke will also teach a class on “Dividing Garden Perennials” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. Cost for each class is $45 for nonmembers, $37 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or GROWING GARLIC ... UCCE Master Gardener Marcia Fein will offer a free workshop on “Growing Gourmet Garlic (and a Few Relatives)” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or

ot baskets? Most of us have a closet full of baskets we don’t know what to do with. Don’t let them gather dust — put them to use in new ways! Here are a few ideas for using them throughout your home:


• Use several to hold silverware and paper napkins during your next picnic. Line the baskets with napkins or brightly colored tissue paper. Serve popcorn, chips, sliced bread or cookies the same way.

In the garden:

In the kitchen:

• Nail flower-pot-sized baskets along your fence and put blooming plants in lightweight plastic pots in them. Before using baskets outdoors you might want to spray them with several coats of clear acrylic paint to protect them from water and sun damage. • Store your trowel, gloves and hand rake in a basket with a handle. Nail a big hook in the fence and on the wall in your garage so you can hang it up when not in use. • Assemble a gift basket for a gardening friend. Fill it with seed packets, a gardening book, a jar with cuttings from your yard, along with a new pair of garden gloves.

• Use a rectangular-shaped basket as an inbasket for your mail. • Are you forever misplacing your car keys? Place a small basket on the counter top where you can drop your keys the moment you come home. • Use a small plant basket to hold pens by your telephone. • Roll up several colorful dish towels, nestle them in a basket and store them on your counter top. • Put a clay pot inside a basket and fill it with cooking utensils. • Use a large basket with handles to hold newspapers to be recycled. The handles make it easy to carry out to the recycling bin. • Make a pleasing arrangement of unusual baskets and hang them on the wall or arrange them on top of your refrigerator. • Install a series of hooks in the ceiling over the window and hang baskets with handles from them. Put a bundle of herbs or dried flowers in several of the baskets. • Need a place to store wine bottle corks? Put a basket on top of your fridge and after opening your dinner wine, drop the cork in the basket.

GARDEN SHARE ... Anyone with extra goodies from their garden, home-cooked food, books or recipes may participate in a free Garden Share event from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 10, in the parking lot at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The event is co-sponsored by Common Ground and Transition Palo Alto. Information: 650493-6072 or Q Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email cblitzer@ Deadline is one week before publication.

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In the bathroom: • Does clutter get you down? Why not store beauty and grooming supplies in lidded baskets on the vanity top? • Use a plastic-lined plant basket as a trash can. • Roll up hand towels or washcloths and store them in a basket on top of the toilet. • Place reading materials in one by the tank.

• Fill a small basket with potpourri or soaps and display on the vanity top.

In the bedroom: • Use a decorative, lidded basket as a jewelry box. • Store books and magazines in a basket by your bed or reading chair. • Does your cat or dog sleep in your bedroom with you? An old-fashioned laundry basket equipped with a pillow or folded blanket makes a pretty pet bed. • Big baskets make great lightweight storage bins for toys in kid’s rooms. • Hang handled basket from the ceiling and store dolls, stuffed animals or action figures in them.

In the family or living room: • Store knitting or stitchery projects in one. Balls of yarn heaped in a bowl-shaped basket makes an attractive coffee-table accessory. • Fill the fireplace with dried hydrangeas arranged in a long, low basket. • Store TV and stereo remote controls in a lidded basket. • Assemble a sewing kit consisting of a few needles, spools of thread and an assortment of buttons. Keep it handy in a lidded basket so you can do your mending while listening to music or watching TV. (continued on page 46)

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Tips for success in a fast-moving market

ome shoppers hoping to land a property in the superheated Palo Alto market should take note: Time has not been on your side so far this year. In the first two quarters of 2014, single-family homes in Palo Alto sold in an average of about two weeks, according to MLS data — one of the fastest rates in the 75-plus Northern California communities in which Pacific Union operates. And buyers are sure to snap up the most desirable properties even quicker than that. Of the 131 Palo Alto homes sold in the second quarter, 14 percent of them left the market in one week or less. In such a fast-moving real estate market, buyers who do not prepare for current conditions in advance will find themselves shut out time and again. I’d suggest that hopeful local house hunters who want a leg up on the competition consider the following points: Place your highest bid first. Demand for homes in Palo Alto has been fierce since the region’s economic and housing recovery began a few years ago and isn’t slowing. In the first two quarters of this year, the average Palo Alto home sold for about 10 percent more than original price, and most sellers could expect to receive more than one offer. One strategy buyers must consider is to bring the highest offer to the table from the very beginning.

by David Barca “Knock out your competition right off the bat,” says Amy Sung, a member of Pacific Union’s Palo Alto team. “Don’t hold back for a possible counteroffer. In a multiple-offer situation, know your competition and beat them right from the get-go.” How aggressive your overbid should be will likely depend on the individual property, as well as the neighborhood and the amount of properties that buyers have to choose from. For instance, in Downtown Palo Alto, where just three single-family homes changed hands in the second quarter, buyers paid almost 30 percent above original price. If possible, pay all cash. Thanks in part to our excellent schools, many affluent international buyers — particularly those from China — find Palo Alto a very attractive U.S. destination. These buyers come prepared to pay all cash, which sellers will almost always prefer to financed offers. If you happen to be sitting on a mountain of money, consider making an all-cash offer on a home, and make sure your bank can initiate a wire transfer the next day. While there’s no disputing that that’s a big investment considering Palo Alto’s median sales price — $2.3 million in the second quarter — it could be the factor that helps you seal the deal. ... But if you can’t pay all cash, have your financing preapproved. If you simply can’t pay all cash, definitely make sure that your home loan has been preapproved by a qualified and trusted lender. Buyers who have their financing totally nailed down before they step through the door


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• If you have a collection of quilts or woven fabrics, simply fold them up and layer them in a big laundrystyle basket. Place them next to a chair or sofa to give the room a cozy look. • Use a basket as an alternative to photo albums, or to keep your photos accessible until you have a chance to catalog them. You can store a mountain of photographs this way and they’re easier to flip through. Where can you find inexpensive baskets if you don’t have a supply on hand? Adapt what you already have by spray painting them or snipping off the handles. Garage and rummage sales are inexpensive sources, along with flea markets. Reasonably priced new baskets can be purchased at Pier One, Cost Plus, Michael’s, Marshall’s, Ross Dress for Less and Tuesday Morning. Q Kit Davey is a Redwood City interior designer who redecorates using what you already own. Email her at KitDavey@, call her at 650367-7370 or visit her website at

of an open house will appear prepared and serious to sellers, who will likely have multiple other offers from which to choose. Home shoppers who haven’t done due diligence in the loan process probably won’t be in the running when it comes time for the seller to pick a winner. Waive existing contingencies. In a market where sellers hold a great deal of power, waiving contingencies such as a home inspection could be a necessary concession if you want to close a sale quickly. If you are bidding on a particularly attractive property in a coveted neighborhood, you could end up competing with a dozen bidders, many of whom are willing to forgo contingencies. That said, waiving contingencies can involve substantial risks, so be sure to carefully review all documents with your real estate professional and ask any lingering questions before you sign the paperwork. Humanize your offer. The homebuying process is a personal affair, so telling the seller something about yourself and your family can help your offer look like something greater than the piece of paper it’s printed on. “Writing a letter puts a face on the offer and helps it stand out in a crowded pile,” Sung says. Craft a short profile of yourself telling the seller what you love about the home, why you like the neighborhood, and how you are financially qualified for the purchase. After all, sellers are just like you, and most will at least appreciate that you made an effort to forge a personal connection. Q David Barca is vice president of Pacific Union’s Silicon Valley Region.

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Home & Real Estate SALES AT A GLANCE Atherton

Mountain View

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $2,350,000 Highest sales price: $2,350,000

Total sales reported: 13 Lowest sales price: $325,000 Highest sales price: $2,405,000

East Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $620,000 Highest sales price: $620,000

Total sales reported: 5 Lowest sales price: $1,237,000 Highest sales price: $2,050,000

Los Altos

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 7 Lowest sales price: $1,552,000 Highest sales price: $2,450,000

Total sales reported: 21 Lowest sales price: $380,000 Highest sales price: $1,860,000

Menlo Park


Total sales reported: 12 Lowest sales price: $251,000 Highest sales price: $4,980,000

Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $1,280,000 Highest sales price: $2,030,000 Source: California REsource


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.


86 Rittenhouse Ave. W. & M. Awbrey to Y. Liu for $2,350,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 2/72, $80,000

East Palo Alto 1982 W. Bayshore Road #328 Equity Growth Asset Management to I. Schultz for $620,000 on 7/1/14; previous sale 11/06, $590,000

Los Altos

735 Alvina Court Green Trust to A. Ramani for $2,300,000 on 7/17/14 10554 Creston Drive Navone Trust to R. & S. Sajja for $1,800,000 on 7/15/14 634 Cuesta Drive Eglinton Trust to Q. Wu for $2,010,000 on

7/14/14 1694 Fallen Leaf Lane A. & B. Steele to K. Chandran for $2,450,000 on 7/18/14; previous sale 6/12, $1,475,000 1490 Fremont Ave. G. & C. Hageman to H. & C. PereyraSuarez for $2,112,000 on 7/14/14; previous sale 5/01, $1,395,000 1385 Mckenzie Ave. N. & C. Fravala to A. & S. Brown for $2,054,000 on 7/16/14; previous sale 3/03, $1,225,000 1487 Todd St. Faggetti Trust to C. & A. Fry for $1,552,000 on 7/17/14

Menlo Park

1335 Almanor Ave. B. Elders to S. Narasimhan for $620,000 on 6/26/14 1409 Almanor Ave. Robinson Trust to M. & N. Dhomse for $550,000 on 6/27/14 190 Amherst Ave. M. & J. Kleebauer to F. Slightam for $975,000 on 6/30/14; previous sale 4/97, $300,000 10 Artisan Way D R Horton to A. Berro for $251,000 on 6/27/14 17 Artisan Way D R Horton to Yue Trust for $1,620,000 on

6/30/14 29 Artisan Way D R Horton to M. & Y. Liu for $251,000 on 6/30/14 31 Artisan Way D R Horton to L. Sussenbach for $1,100,000 on 6/30/14 2398 Branner Drive Feinstein Trust to P. & S. Claverie for $1,875,000 on 6/26/14 611 College Ave. T. Huynh to Abrams Trust for $2,800,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 3/11, $2,369,000 516 Hamilton Ave. B. Wakefield to A. Hibbs for $680,000 on 6/26/14; previous sale 7/08, $435,000 43 Lorelei Lane Aviles Trust to A. Sarma for $1,350,000 on 7/1/14; previous sale 8/96, $305,000 1890 Oakdell Drive Willkell Homes to T. & L. Heysse for $4,980,000 on 6/26/14

Mountain View

650 Alamo Court #22 K. Fagerrnan to C. Afroozi for $325,000 on 7/16/14; previous sale 6/06, $300,000 2503 Alvin St. Maedge Trust to A. Wang for $1,300,000 on 7/15/14; previous sale 4/11,

$780,000 542 Anza St. H. Pillsbury to T. Giuli for $1,901,000 on 7/15/14; previous sale 8/07, $1,325,000 127 Avellino Way #35 Tri Pointe Homes to D. Nguyen for $1,348,000 on 7/21/14 108 Bryant St. #30 L. Rosenberg to Tenir Limited for $975,000 on 7/16/14 938 Clark Ave. #15 N. Moison to J. Zhang for $740,000 on 7/14/14; previous sale 10/11, $705,000 321 Easy St. #3 M. Gaines to T. Lo for $675,000 on 7/21/14; previous sale 9/07, $515,000 55 Gladys Ave. Frederick Trust to E. & C. Tobias for $637,500 on 7/15/14 108 Hilary Ave. T. Crawford to A. Mussina for $850,000 on 7/18/14; previous sale 8/00, $500,000 192 E. Middlefield Road L. Loop to S. & S. Giri for $950,000 on 7/18/14; previous sale 11/03, $550,000 265 O’keefe Way J. Filson to T. & N. Granese for $1,025,000 on 7/17/14; previous sale 4/10, $638,500 131 Ortega Ave. F. & T. Michel to S. Weng for $1,000,000 on 7/15/14; previous sale 10/96, $272,000 3414 Stacey Court P. & J. Mrdjen to Edmondson Trust for $2,405,000 on 7/16/14

Palo Alto

3180 Emerson St. RamananStauffer Trust to V. Sashikanth for $2,050,000 on 7/21/14 627 Lytton Ave. #4 Larsson Trust to H. Yang for $1,325,000 on 7/16/14; previous sale 4/05, $876,000 455 Margarita Ave. D. Harris to Lin Trust for $1,259,000 on 7/17/14 4238 Rickeys Way #B Choi-Jun Trust to J. Shin for $1,580,000

on 7/18/14 4248 Rickeys Way #D S. Wu to L. Watson for $1,237,000 on 7/15/14; previous sale 4/08, $904,500

Redwood City

305 Chelsea Way J. Nessi to A. & D. Brauer for $850,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 3/10, $576,000 88 Claremont Ave. #3 Ferranti Trust to Caprino Limited for $380,000 on 6/30/14; previous sale 9/85, $132,500 55 Claremont Ave. #304 W. & H. Bertram to Aviles Trust for $550,000 on 6/26/14; previous sale 7/79, $95,000 464 Clinton St. #304 N. Zeng to King Trust for $485,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 12/04, $445,000 1216 Connecticut Drive D. Habeeb to T. & A. Tyler for $925,000 on 6/26/14 1172 Davis St. C. Perera to M. & K. Noonan for $770,000 on 6/27/14 5 Delmar Court Donbarco Properties to Lindas Trust for $900,000 on 6/26/14 2965 Fair Oaks Ave. A. & G. Nelson to E. Ramirez for $510,000 on 6/30/14; previous sale 12/08, $398,000 972 Governors Bay Drive A. & M. Malazgirt to A. & L. Percer for $1,860,000 on 7/1/14 557 Grand St. Kirby Trust to D. Buchanan for $825,000 on 6/27/14 1562 James Ave. B. & J. Tucker to Holloway Trust for $929,000 on 6/30/14; previous sale 5/05, $786,000 55 Pelican Lane Working Dirt to H. Wong for $594,500 on 6/30/14 133 Positano Circle #505 G. Nelson to Z. Ye for $960,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 10/06, $850,000

648 Redwood Ave. J. Huang to Wong-Wun Trust for $829,000 on 6/26/14; previous sale 11/12, $575,000 1194 Sanchez Way Lindholm Trust to R. Tuft for $925,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 8/88, $325,000 110 Shorebird Circle P. Lotti to J. O’Connor for $499,000 on 6/30/14; previous sale 4/04, $355,000 241 Topaz St. L. Young to H. Lewis for $1,179,000 on 6/27/14; previous sale 2/08, $999,000 637 Turnbuckle Drive #1101 One Marina Homes to K. Wu for $975,000 on 7/1/14 637 Turnbuckle Drive #1102 One Marina Homes to Amore Limited for $879,000 on 7/1/14 637 Turnbuckle Drive #1105 One Marina Homes to J. McFadyen for $875,000 on 7/1/14 637 Turnbuckle Drive #1107 One Marina Homes to T. Lin for $859,000 on 7/1/14


13876 Silver Sky Way Hanna Trust to C. & M. Polonchek for $1,280,000 on 7/1/14 757 Woodside Drive Far East National Bank to FRE 581 Limited for $2,030,000 on 7/1/14; previous sale 11/05, $1,950,000


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Built in 1955, this beautifully updated Mid-Century Modern home boasts a fabulous open floor plan with an abundance of light throughout. Enjoy the lovely backyard with sprawling deck and large lawn area. Close to the YMCA, Eichler Swim & Tennis Club, JCC, Midtown Shops and Restaurants, Don Jesus Ramos & Mitchell Park and more! • Spacious family room with ½ bath • Remodeled kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances • Updated bathrooms • Double-pane windows • Hardwood floors • Air conditioning • Coveted Palo Alto Schools • 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath • 1,651 sf of living space • 6,500 sf lot

Offered for $1,898,000 | | (650) 450-1912 | CalBRE # 01396779 This information was supplied by reliable sources. Sales Associate believes this information to be correct but has not verified this information and assumes no legal responsibility for its accuracy. Buyers should investigate these issues to their own satisfaction. Buyer to verify school availability.

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Listing Provided by: Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

Listing Provided by: Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

Listing Provided by: Virginia Supnet, Lic.#01370434

12861 Alta Tierra Road, Los Altos Hills

600 Hobart Street, Menlo Park

24877 Olive Tree Lane, Los Altos Hills,




Listing Provided by: Greg Goumas, Lic.#01878208

Listing Provided by: David Bergman, Lic.#01223189

Listing Provided by: Carol Casas, Lic.#01354442

1250 Miramontes Street, Half Moon Bay

25333 La Loma Drive, Los Altos Hills

Sale Pending

12200 Winton Way, Los Altos Hills $3,688,000



Listing Provided by: David Troyer, Lic.#01234450

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Listing Provided by: David Troyer, Lic.#01234450

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Menlo Park 807 Santa Cruz Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 650.543.7740

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OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30 - 4:30

Elegant Old Palo Alto Home 175 Tennyson Avenue, Palo Alto |

Offered at $5,895,000 Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 6.5 Home ±4,540 sf | Lot ±8,000 sf

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Nathalie de Saint Andrieu 650.804.9696 CalBRE# 01351482

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Offered at $9,688,000 | Virtual tour: This home is located in the desirable Lindenwood neighborhood. The lot of .71 acre offers mature trees, colorful plantings, and is gated to ensure privacy. Exquisite craftsmanship shows in the fine details and finished throughout.

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Traditional style home completed in 2008 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 3 half baths Theatre, Gym, Wine Cellar, Game Room, Office, Library, 4 fireplaces ces Pool, spa, in-ground trampoline, children’s play structure Gated and private landscaped lot Detached 3-car garage CONTACT Peter Cowperthwaite Menlo Park Schools Broker | BRE 01012887

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DELEON REALTY 99 Sto Stonegate ne Road, Portola aV Valley $3,788,000 $3,788,0 000 Central Port Portola tola Valley home on 1.41 acres, expanded and updated. Amazing Am mazin grounds with pool. Soaring living room, marble kitche kitchen, n, ggreat room, private master suite wing, and 4 bedrooms, 2 full and den in a separate wing. Great for fuull baths, b Many windows with woodsy views, distinctive large families. M Man outdoor areas for relaxing, entertaining. Near foor gardening, g Windy Hill, Wo Woodside oods Priory, Portola Valley schools. www.99Stone ega

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BY APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS HILLS Registered historic 6bd/6+ba estate has been fully restored and renovated. Guest quarters. $15,000,000



OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PALO ALTO 3532 Ramona St 5bd/4.5ba modern masterpiece. Designed by award winning architect. Spans over three levels. $3,688,000



BY APPOINTMENT LOS ALTOS Light-filled 3bd/2ba home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Large kitchen, formal LR and DR. $2,150,000



OPEN SUNDAY PALO ALTO 818 Seale Wonderful 4bd/3.5ba Leland Manor home features a chef's kitchen and remodeled baths. $4,750,000



BY APPOINTMENT MENLO PARK Elegant 5bd/3.5ba two-story home with elegant living room and inviting family/media room. $3,495,000



BY APPOINTMENT WOODSIDE 3bd/2.5ba home features kitchen-center island, granite countertops, and 2-car garage. $897,000



BY APPOINTMENT MENLO PARK One-story, 5bd/4ba ranch-style home has been tastefully updated. Pool and spa. Menlo Park schools. $3,995,000



OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PALO ALTO 946 Shauna Ln Private 4bd/2ba on a quiet cul-de-sac. Remodeled with chef’s kitchen. Close to schools and parks. $2,300,000



BY APPOINTMENT EAST PALO ALTO Beautiful 4bd/2.5ba two-story home. Chef’s kitchen with center-island and mahogany floors. $779,000

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R e a l E s tat e B ro k e r s & A dv i s o r s Residential & Commercial Zane MacGregor & Co.

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Where are House Prices Going! The West San Francisco Bay Area (West Bay) includes many communities with the most sought after and expensive housing in the Bay Area, if not the US. In Palo Alto, one of the more popular of these communities, the price of the average home in 1968 was 55% greater than the average price of a California home. By 2013 the difference had grown to over 400%! This suggests at least three questions: 1. Why is the West Bay out of sync with California and most of the US? 2. Why is West Bay housing so expensive? 3. Will the trend continue?

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3 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Guest Wing | 42,952 sf lot Open Sun Aug. 10 | 12:30 - 4:30 | Latte Cart and Italian Sodas Welcome to the home once owned by visionary Douglas Engelbart, the Silicon Valley pioneer who ushered in the era of personal computing, including the invention of windows, hypertext and the computer mouse. The distinctive contemporary design evokes a Frank Lloyd Wright feel, with natural woods, beamed ceilings and garden views from every direction. The ďŹ&#x201A;exible ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan, with three en suite bedrooms and baths, powder bath, den, dining room, gallery and loft family room, includes a guest wing suite with private entrance and living area. Offered at $3,999,888

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3 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms

Bedroom - Lot

2 Walnut Av Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,498,000 323-7751

89 Catalpa Dr Sun 12:30-4:30

$3,999,888 314-7200

Pacific Union

5 Bedrooms 91 Fleur Pl Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

$9,400,000 462-1111

73 Nora Wy Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,888,000 323-7751

120 Toyon Rd $7,495,000 Sun Pacific Union International 314-7200

6+ Bedrooms 297 Polhemus Av $9,950,000 Sat/Sun Dreyfus Sothebyโ€™s Realty 644-3474 303 Atherton Av Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$7,300,000 324-4456

150 Linden Av $9,688,000 Sun Cowperthwaite & Company 851-8030

BURLINGAME 27 Clarendon Rd $1,588,000 Sun 1-4 Pacific Union International 314-7200

5 Bedrooms 1148 Bernal Av Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$2,688,888 323-7751

LOS ALTOS 4 Bedrooms 120 Catalina Ct Sun 1-4 Baldwin Real Estate

$3,480,000 400-8470

1385 Pritchett Ct Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

$2,298,000 462-1111

5 Bedrooms 607 Nandell Ln $5,988,000 Sat 1-5/Sun 1:30-4:30 Alain Pinel 941-1111

6+ Bedrooms 789 Manor Wy Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

14494 Liddicoat Ci Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,495,000 324-4456

4103 Old Trace Rd Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

24797 Northcrest Ln Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,100,000 325-6161

2 Bedrooms - Condominium

26343 Esperanza Dr Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

$4,488,000 941-1111

5 Bedrooms 11640 Jessica Ln Sun 1-5 Alain Pinel Realtors

$4,850,000 941-1111

12861 Alta Tierra Rd Sat/Sun 1-5 Intero Real Estate

$4,495,000 206-6200

1 Bedroom - Condominium

3 Bedrooms 2411 Middlefield Rd Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

2140 Santa Cruz Av #B209 $518,000 Sat/Sun 1-4 Prestige Realty Advisors 302-2449

3931 Park Bl Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

4 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms

428 8th Av Sun 1-4

$1,700,000 324-4456

765 C Loma Verde Av $1,098,000 Sat/Sun Keller Williams Palo Alto 454-8500

3807 Corina Wy Sat/Sun 1-4 Sereno Group


Coldwell Banker

1830 Oak Av Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

$1,298,000 324-4456 $2,575,000 323-1111

$998,000 941-7040 $1,898,000 450-1912 $938,000 325-6161

2115 Cowper St $3,650,000 Sun Pacific Union International 314-7200 3718 Grove Ave $1,998,000 Sat/Sun Keller Williams Palo Alto 454-8500

471 Leahy St Sun Coldwell Banker 515 Oak Park Wy Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker 3762 Farm Hill Bl Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,275,000 325-6161

519 Lakemead Wy Sat/Sun Intero Real Estate

$1,350,000 206-6200

5 Bedrooms 645 Sylvan Wy Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

4 Bedrooms 27 Madera Av Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,149,000 323-7751

986 Sunset Dr Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,395,000 324-4456


953 Roble Ridge Rd $6,649,000 Sun Dreyfus Sothebyโ€™s Realty 644-3474

4 Bedrooms

208 Okeefe St Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$1,495,000 324-4456

2614 Cowper St $3,380,000 Sat/Sun Keller Williams Palo Alto 454-8500


2 Bedrooms - Condominium

3 Bedrooms

1354 Dale Av #13 $800,000 Sat 10:30-4:30/Sun 1:30-4:30 Keller Williams 454-8500

60 Palmer Ln Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,795,000 324-4456

108 Bryant St #36 Sat/Sun Keller Williams Palo Alto

147 Carmel Wy Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$2,150,000 851-1961

6 Blue Oaks Ct $5,495,000 Sun Dreyfus Sothebyโ€™s Realty 644-3474 330 Dedalera Dr Sun Coldwell Banker

940 San Marcos Ci Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty


$2,895,000 851-1961

$2,088,000 323-7751

$1,450,000 851-1961

565 Woodside Dr Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

$3,398,000 529-1111

17125 Skyline Bl Sun 1-4 Alain Pinel Realtors

$2,395,000 529-1111

555 Manzanita Wy Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

$9,950,000 462-1111

6 Quail Ct Sat/Sun 1-5

$2,250,000 543-8500

Deleon Realty

5 Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms

1642 Nilda Av Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

210 Grandview Dr Sun Coldwell Banker

4 Bedrooms

1133 El Monte Av $1,800,000 Sun Dreyfus Sothebyโ€™s Realty 847-1141 $988,000 543-8500

$1,188,000 941-1111

3 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms $1,295,000 941-7040

438 Juniper Ct Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors



836 Jackson St Sat Coldwell Banker

$2,395,000 324-4456


5 Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

$1,325,000 324-4456

4 Bedrooms

$3,998,000 323-7751

$798,000 454-8500

$949,000 323-7751

3 Bedrooms

1010 Sharon Park Dr Sun 2-4 Coldwell Banker

5 Bedrooms $4,950,000 325-6161

669 Waverly St Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$11,888,000 325-6161

2 Bedrooms - Townhouse

5 Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

349 5th Av Sat/Sun 1-4 Intero Real Estate

$698,000 543-7740

1170 Godetia Dr Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$3,295,000 851-2666







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Palo Alto $4,788,000 By Appointment only This 7BR/7.5BA 10 year new English Tudor is a timeless delight. 7 BR/7.5 BA Judy Shen CalBRE #01272874 650.325.6161

Atherton Sun 1:30-4:30 $2,888,000 73 Nora Wy Renovated home on lrg lot. Fabulous LR, separate DR, gourmet kitchen opens to FR. 5 BR/3.5 BA Keri Nicholas CalBRE #01198898 650.323.7751

Portola Valley Sun 1:30 -4:30 $2,795,000 60 Palmer Ln New listing! Tranquil PV hideaway. Remodeled chef ’s kitchen. Top rated Portola Valley Schools. 3 BR/3.5 BA Hugh Cornish CalBRE #00912143 650.324.4456

Atherton Sun 1:30-4:30 $2,498,000 2 Walnut Ave Mediterranean w/ chef ’s kitchen, mstr suite, elegant LR & outdoor area for entertaining. 3 BR/2.5 BA Keri Nicholas CalBRE #01198898 650.323.7751

Emerald Hills Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,395,000 645 Sylvan Way Must see! Stunning Craftsman built in 2005, the epitome of excellence in an open floor plan. 5 BR/4.5 BA Doug Willbanks CalBRE #01458067 650.324.4456

Palo Alto Sale Pending $2,195,000 Prime location in Old Palo Alto-charming home on 6,600 sq. ft. lot. Remodel or build new! 2 BR/1.5 BA Sharon Witte CalBRE #00842833 650.325.6161

Portola Valley Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,150,000 Enjoy lovely views of Foothill Park from this beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Ellen Vernazza CalBRE #01320111 650.851.1961

Los Altos Hills Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $2,100,000 24797 Northcrest Away from it all! Glorious views. FR, Gym, wine cellar. Remodeled kitchen and baths. 4 BR/3 BA Nancy Goldcamp CalBRE #00787851 650.325.6161

Palo Alto Sale Pending $1,998,000 Pending Cul-de-sac location with tranquil creek side setting. 6 BR/3.5 BA Dorothy Gurwith CalBRE #01248679 650.325.6161

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1-4 $1,700,000 669 Waverley Just listed! Third-story condominium enjoys a fabulous location just a few blocks from downtown. 2 BR/2 BA Bonnie Biorn CalBRE #01085834 650.324.4456

Menlo Park Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,298,000 428 8th Ave Price reduced! Kitchen-great room with granite counters & stainless appliances. Great floor plan. 4 BR/2.5 BA Billy McNair CalBRE #01343603 650.324.4456

Redwood City Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,275,000 3762 Farm Hill Blvd 2180sqft open floor plan. Updated granite countertops, recessed lighting and more. 4 BR/2 BA Charlene Shih CalBRE #01444677 650.325.6161

Redwood City Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $949,000 471 Leahy St Spacious townhome w/ open floor plan. Private patio has access to pool & spa area. 3 BR/2.5 BA Loren Dakin CalBRE #01030193 650.323.7751

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $938,000 3931 Park Blvd Adorable bungalow, LR w/FP overlooks backyard. 1 car garage, move in condition. 3 BR/1 BA Lizbeth Carson CalBRE #01014571 650.325.6161

Mountain View Sun 1-3 $849,000 439 Beaume Ct Fantastic townhouse! Charming front & back patio area. Close to shops, parks & downtown. 2 BR/2.5 BA DiPali Shah CalBRE #01249165 650.851.2666

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Women’s Clothes New and gently used upscale boutique young adult and women’s summer clothes, XS to sm. Great bargain prices. Appt. 650/269-1634

130 Classes & Instruction Airline Careers Begin Here: Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Job placement and Financial assistance for qualified students. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-3382 (Cal-SCAN) Airline Careers begin here: Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Housing and Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-725-1563 (AAN CAN) Earn $500 a Day as Airbrush Media Makeup Artist For Ads, TV, Film, Fashion. One Week Course Train and Build Portfolio. 15% OFF TUITION 818-980-2119 (AAN CAN) Medical Billing Trainees needed! Become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed. Online training gets you Job ready! HS Diploma/GED and PC needed! 1-888-407-7063 (Cal-SCAN) German language class Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940

133 Music Lessons Christina Conti Private Piano Instruction (650) 493-6950 Hope Street Music Studios In downtown Mtn.View. Most Instruments voice. All ages & levels 650-961-2192

For Sale 201 Autos/Trucks/ Parts Kubota 2011 Tractor - $2500 Volkswagen 2013 Golf - $19,800

202 Vehicles Wanted Any Car/Truck Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www. (AAN CAN) Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 800-731-5042. (Cal-SCAN)

210 Garage/Estate Sales LAH: 12816 El Monte Rd., 8/8-9, 9-3 St. Nicholas School Annual Rummage Sale. 7000sf linens, treasures, toys, hsewares, furn., books, clothes, jewelry, elect. and more. (El Monte @ Hiway 280). Menlo Park, 637 Woodland Ave, Aug 23 & 24, 8-4pm Palo Alto, 159 Waverley Street, Sat Aug 9, 8am-noon Toys, books, clothes, household items. Also, a play structure! Palo Alto, 4000 Middlefield Road, August 9 & 10, 10-4 Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston, 8/8 & 9, 9-1 Redwood City, 1835 Valota Road, Aug. 15, 8-4, Aug 16, 8-2 Woodside, 469 Eleanor Drive, August 9 and 10, 9am-2pm Garage Sale-469 Eleanor Drive, Woodside, Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11, 9am-2pm

240 Furnishings/ Household items 6 ft Queen sz Sofa bed sits 3-4 - $75 Music Lessons at Opus 1 Music Private & Group Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice Lessons for All Ages. Mountain View & Palo Alto Locations. Call 650.625.9955 or visit Piano Lessons Senior Special! Fulfill your dream! Start from scratch or refresh skills you learned as a child. Enjoy a relaxed, fun time. Dr. Renee’s Piano 650/854-0543

Cat Spa Deluxe Activity Center - $30 FILING CABINET + - $20.00 French Needle Point Chair - 400.00 Weber BBQ - $100.00

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Kid’s Stuff 330 Child Care Offered happy mom helper! Wonderful Nannie Available

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350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps Hearth Based Family Program SonWorld Adventure ThemePark VBS Summer Chinese Program

355 Items for Sale Did You Know 144 million U.S. Adults read a Newspaper print copy each week? Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email (Cal-SCAN)

Mind & Body 403 Acupuncture Did You Know 7 IN 10 Americans or 158 million U.S. Adults read content from newspaper media each week? Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email (Cal-SCAN)


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Bookseller Hiring Booksellers! Love to work with children’s literature? Find joy in getting the right book in the hands of a reader? Do you have a background in book selling, library science, and/or children’s books? Linden Tree is looking for experienced, part time Booksellers. A strong knowledge of children’s literature and equally strong customer service skills is essential. Must have the flexibility to work at least 16 hours per week with occasional weekend hours. Educators, librarians, and booksellers are all encouraged to inquire. Linden Tree is a destination location for book lovers, located in the heart of downtown Los Altos. Business Hewlett-Packard Company is accepting resumes for the position of Director, Strategy and Planning in Palo Alto, CA (Ref. #PALMVAL1). Establish and define high-impact, long-term business strategies at the corporate or business level. Mail resume to Hewlett-Packard Company, 3000 Hanover Street, MS 1117, Palo Alto, CA 94304. 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.

500 Help Wanted Multimedia Sales Representatives Embarcadero Media is headquartered in Palo Alto and operates diverse media enterprises, including the region’s most respected and award-winning community newspapers and specialty publications, websites and e-mail marketing products. Locally-owned and independent for 34 years, we publish the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice and Almanac on the Peninsula and the Pleasanton Weekly. In each of these communities our papers are the dominate, best-read and most respected among its various competitors. We also operate extremely popular interactive community news and information websites in all of our cities, plus unique online-only operations in Danville and San Ramon. Our flagship website, Palo Alto Online (, attracts more than 150,000 unique visitors and 600,000 page views a month. As the first newspaper in the United States to publish on the web back in 1994, the Palo Alto Weekly is recognized throughout the state and nation as a leader in transforming from a print- only news organization to a innovative multimedia company offering advertisers and readers new and effective products. In 2013, the Weekly was judged the best large weekly newspaper in the state by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Its web operation, Palo Alto Online, was judged the best newspaper website in California. The Palo Alto Weekly and Embarcadero Media are seeking smart, articulate and dedicated experienced and entry-level sales professionals who are looking for a fast-paced and dynamic work environment of people committed to producing outstanding journalism and effective marketing for local businesses.

marketing and advertising opportunities available through our 3 marketing platforms: print campaigns, website advertising and email marketing. The ideal candidate is an organized and assertive self-starter who loves working as a team to beat sales goals and possesses strong verbal, written, persuasive and listening interpersonal skills and can provide exceptional customer service. Duties, responsibilities and skills include: * Understands that the sales process is more than taking orders * Has a strong understanding of how consumers use the Internet * Can effectively manage and cover a geographic territory of active accounts while constantly canvassing competitive media and the market for new clients via cold calling * Can translate customer marketing objectives into creative and effective multi-media advertising campaigns * Ability to understand & interpret marketing data to effectively overcome client objections * Understands the importance of meeting deadlines in an organized manner * Can manage and maintain client information in our CRM database system, is proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and has knowledge of the Internet and social media * Ability to adapt objectives, sales approaches and behaviors in response to rapidly changing situations and to manage business in a deadline-driven environment Compensation includes base salary plus commission, health benefits, vacation, 401k and a culture where employees are respected, supported and given the opportunity to grow.

To apply, submit a personalized cover letter and complete resume to: Tom Zahiralis, As a Multimedia Account Executive, you Vice President, Sales and Marketing, will contact and work with local busiEmbarcadero Media, 450 Cambridge Ave., nesses to expand their brand identity Palo Alto, CA 94306. E-mail to: and support their future success using

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Computers Data Scientists (DB) in Palo Alto, CA. Utilize SQL in conjunction with R or Matlab to address strategic and operational business questions. Analyze large, complex data sets representing behavior of mobile game plyrs. Reqs: Master’s + 2 yrs exp. Apply: Disney Online, Attn: E. Wintner, Job ID# DSDB2, P.O. Box 6992, Burbank, CA 91510-6992. Hair Salon Upbeat stylist, f/t or p/t w/client base to join estab. salon in PV. Call Barbara, 650/996-4933 Painters and Laborers To dollars $$$. Painters: 5 years exp. Laborers. 2 years exp. CA driver’s lic. Truck or van reqd. 650/322-4166. Answers on page 68

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550 Business Opportunities Did You Know Newspaper-generated content is so valuable it’s taken and repeated, condensed, broadcast, tweeted, discussed, posted, copied, edited, and emailed countless times throughout the day by others? Discover the Power of Newspaper Advertising. For a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or email (Cal-SCAN) Oregon Oceanfront Motel 40 unit long term winner with $700,000 annual increasing income. Asking $3,400,000 with Seller financing. Call Mike 360-609-5719 (Cal-SCAN) Own Your Own Medical Alert Company. Be the 1st and only Distributor in your area! Unlimited $ return. Small investment required. Call toll free 1-844-225-1200.  (CalSCAN)

560 Employment Information $1,000 Weekly! Mailing brochures from home. Helping home workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity. No Experience required. Start Immediately (AAN CAN) Africa-Brazil Work Study Change the lives of others and create a sustainable future. 1, 6, 9, 18 month programs available. Apply now! 269.591.0518 (AAN CAN) Driver: Experienced or Grad? With Swift, you can grow to be an award-winning Class A CDL driver. We help you achieve Diamond Driver status with the best support there is. As a Diamond Driver, you earn additional pay on top of all the competitive incentives we offer. The very best choose SWIFT • Great Miles = Great Pay • LateModel Equipment Available • Regional Opportunities • Great Career Path • Paid Vacation - Excellent Benefits. Call: (520) 226-4362 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: IM PALMER TRUCKING IS HIRING... No Experience? Earn While You Learn. Company Sponsored CDL Training. Earn $41,500+ 1st Year Full Benefits 1-877-698-0964. (Cal-SCAN)

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Teacher Montessori Teacher East Palo Alto 12 ECE units required. Montessori experience and/or Spanish desirable. Full and part time. Flexible hours. Competitive salaries and benefits. Send resume to cmlc_ Phone 650 325 9543


Drivers: Attn: Drivers Be a Name, Not a Number $$$ Up to 50 cpm $$$ BCBS + 401k + Pet & Rider. Orientation Sign On Bonus. CDL-A Required. 1-877-258-8782 (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Miles Mean Money! 3000+ miles per week. Competitive pay. Late model equipment. Paid weekly. Direct deposit. No East Coast. Paid on practical miles. Call 800-645-3748. (Cal-SCAN) Drivers: Start with our training or continue your own solid career. You Have Options! Company Drivers, Lease Purchase or Owner Operators Needed. 888-891-2195 (CalSCAN) Drivers: Truck Drivers Obtain Class A CDL in 2 ½ weeks. Company Sponsored Training. Also Hiring Recent Truck School Graduates, Experienced Drivers. Must be 21 or Older. Call: (866) 275-2349. (Cal-SCAN)

Business Services 624 Financial Do You Owe Back Taxes Do you owe over $10,000 to the IRS or State in back taxes? Get tax relief now! Call BlueTax, the nation’s full service tax solution firm. 800-393-6403. (Cal-SCAN) Identity Protected? Is Your Identity Protected? It is our promise to provide the most comprehensive identity theft prevention and response products available! Call Today for 30-Day FREE TRIAL 1-800-908-5194. (Cal-SCAN) Problems with the IRS? Are you in BIG trouble with the IRS? Stop wage and bank levies, liens and audits, unfiled tax returns, payroll issues, and resolve tax debt FAST. Seen on CNN. A BBB. Call 1-800-761-5395. (Cal-SCAN) Reduce Your Past Tax Bill by as much as 75 Percent. Stop Levies, Liens and Wage Garnishments. Call The Tax DR Now to see if you Qualify. 1-800-498-1067. (Cal-SCAN)

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

757 Handyman/ Repairs • Complete Home Repairs • Remodeling • Professional Painting • Carpentry FRED 30 Years Experience • Plumbing • Electrical 650.529.1662 • Custom Cabinets 650.483.4227 • Decks & Fences



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Home Services 703 Architecture/ Design Bright Designs. Barbie Bright Full service Int. Design. Remods. Vail, Beaver Creek, CO. SF, WDS, Monterey, Carmel. 970/926-7866.

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

767 Movers Sunny Express Moving Co. Afforable, Reliable, References Lic. CalT 191198 650/722.6586 or 408/888.2386

771 Painting/ Wallpaper DAVID AND MARTIN PAINTING Quality work Good references Low price Lic. #52643



Yard clean up • New lawns Sprinklers • Tree Trim & Removal, Palm & Stump Removal

650.814.1577 • 650.455.0062 J. Garcia Garden Maintenance Service Free est. 21 years exp. 650/366-4301 or 650/346-6781 LANDA’S GARDENING & LANDSCAPING *Yard Maint. *New Lawns. *Rototil *Clean Ups *Tree Trim *Power Wash *Irrigation timer programming. 18 yrs exp. Ramon, 650/576-6242 R.G. Landscape Yard Clean-ups, debris removal, maintenance, installations. Free est. 650/468-8859

Sam’s Garden Service General Cleanup • Gardening Pruning • Trimming New Lawns • Sprinkler Systems Weeding • Planting (650) 969-9894 Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Ref. Call Eric, 408/356-1350

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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, artificial turf. 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

790 Roofing Tapia Roofing Family owned. Residential roofing, dry rot repair, gutter and downspouts. Lic # 729271. 650/367-8795

Real Estate 805 Homes for Rent Palo Alto Home, 4 BR/2 BA - $4900. mon


LA: Cottage/Other Wanted Retired prof. lady seeks cottage or other. Will do errands and drive to appts., oversee prop when needed and more. N/S, N/P. Excel. refs. 650/941-4714

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

855 Real Estate Services All areas. Lonely? Bored? Broke? Find the perfect roommate to complement your personality and lifestyle at Roommates. com! (AAN CAN)

Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement

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

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CrossFit Palo Alto FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 593854 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: CrossFit Palo Alto, located at 327 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): DYMMEL TRAINING SYSTEMS, INC. 327 Kingsley Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 2, 2014. (PAW July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 2014) SANTIAGO’S HANDYMAN SERVICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594033 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Santiago’s Handyman Services, located at 386 Roosevelt Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JOSE SANTIAGO 386 Roosevelt Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 2/27/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 9, 2014. (PAW July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 2014) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 593670 The following person(s)/ entity (ies) has/ have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): WHITE PROPERTIES JOINT VENTURE 431 Burgess Drive, Suite 200 Menlo Park, CA 94025 FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON: 11/15/2012 UNDER FILE NO.: 503553 REGISTRANT’S NAME(S)/ENTITY(IES): CAROLEE WHITE, Trustee 620 Sand Hill Road, 215 E Palo Alto, CA 94304 JAMES S. HEATON, Trustee 2408 Rogue Valley Manor Dr. Medford, OR 97504 CHARLES H. HEYSER, Trustee 113 Mirabel Place San Carlos, CA 94070 • Palo Alto Weekly • August 8, 2014 • Page 67

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business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 06/12/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 8, 2014. (PAW July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 2014)

GreatDay Records GreatDay Media GreatDay Publishing GreatDay Tunes GreatDay Music GreatDay Songs GreatDay Hits GreatDay Global Publishing FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594084 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) GreatDay Records, 2.) GreatDay Media, 3.) GreatDay Publishing, 4.) GreatDay Tunes, 5.) GreatDay Music, 6.) GreatDay Songs, 7.) GreatDay Hits, 8.) GreatDay Global Publishing, located at 555 Bryant Street #873, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): GreatDay Records LLC 555 Bryant St. #873 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 06/05/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 10, 2014. (PAW July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 2014)

REDOWA STRING QUARTET FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594428 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Redowa String Quartet, located at 570 Glenbrook Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): KEVIN HSU 570 Glenbrook Drive Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 21, 2014. (PAW July 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2014)

BONDI BLUE, INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 593988 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bondi Blue, Inc., located at 2625 Middlefield Rd. #258, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BONDI BLUE, INC. 2625 Middlefield Rd., #258 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting

BAY FUSION CATERING FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594297 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bay Fusion Catering, located at 1195 Ayala Dr. Apt. B, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): DAVID M MELGAR 1195 Ayala Dr. Apt. B Sunnyvale, CA 94086 MANOJ PAUDEL 1820 Ednamary Way Mountain View, CA 94040 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 16, 2014. (PAW Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014)

THE EPIPHANY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594545 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: The Epiphany, located at 180 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): ALLAN STERNBERG 9435 Kirkside Road Los Angeles, CA 90035 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 03/10/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 24, 2014. (PAW Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014) GEEYOS SEARCH FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594441 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Geeyos Search, located at 553 Suzanne Ct., Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): BME INVESTMENTS, INC. 553 Suzanne Ct. Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 21, 2014. (PAW Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014) Cybercodality LLC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594613 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Cybercodality LLC, located at 235 El Carmelo Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the

THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): Cybercodality LLC 235 El Carmelo Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 04/03/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 25, 2014. (PAW Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014) PALO ALTO PEANUT BUTTER COMPANY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594816 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Palo Alto Peanut Butter Company, located at 1436 College Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): JAMIE DeGIAIMO 1436 College Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July 31, 2014. (PAW Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014) BELL’S BOOKS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594958 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Bell’s Books, located at 536 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MARGARET FAITH BELL 27141 Moody Rd. Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 07/01/2014. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 5, 2014. (PAW Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014)

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KNIGHTS FUND . . . Nearly two months after the Menlo School boys’ tennis team won the NorCal title, they gathered to make one more delivery. This time, they were at Stanford for the Bank of the West Tournament to present a $10,000 check for East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring. On opening night of the tournament, the boys and coach Bill Shine were honored for their ace-athon, a fundraiser based on how many aces the players delivered during the season. Though several Menlo players were on vacation, six were on hand to present the check: Nate Safran, Jake Rudolph, David Roy, Kylee Santos, Michael Quezada and Lane Leschly, who imagined the idea. The boys surpassed their goal of 100 aces with 345 for the season. TENNIS CHANGES . . . The ITA is inaugurating a new, shorter dual meet format for Division I college tennis beginning in the fall. Highlighting the format changes are switches to no-ad scoring from regular scoring, one set of doubles rather than an 8-game pro set and no warm-up with opponents. Patrick McEnroe, no-ad scoring while at Stanford, supports the format. “This process has been inclusive of input from the college coaches through the ITA, USTA and the NCAA: all parties that have a vested interest in the long-term growth, popularity and relevance of college tennis,” McEnroe said.

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Tom Wilkins (left) was a three-time NCAA champion in the individual medley races; Pablo Morales won seven national titles in the butterfly and Brian Retterer won three titles in the backstroke.

Stanford men’s swimming celebrates 100 years Cardinal program has produced NCAA titles, Olympians and world record holders by Mark Soltau


he 2014-15 season will be the 100th on The Farm for the Stanford men’s swimming team. The storied program has produced eight NCAA titles, 62 conference crowns, more than 100 All-Americans, dozens of Olympians and nine world record holders. Established in 1916 and guided by head coach Ernie Brandsten (1916-1947), who doubled as the diving coach, Stanford dropped its first intercollegiate dual meet to Cal, 41-27. Brandsten’s squads improved quickly, though, churning out 17 consecutive conference titles and many national and AAU champions in the 1920s and 30s, sparked by three-time Olympic gold med-

alist Norman Ross. Ross set 13 world records at international distance and 18 more in AAU competition. Other key contributors included John McKelvey, Austin Clapp, Ted Wiget and Emmet Cashin. Brandsten’s wife, Greta, earned an Olympic gold medal in diving in 1912 competing for Sweden, and later coached the Stanford women’s swimming team. Tom Haynie followed Brandsten (1948-1960) and the program didn’t skip a beat. During his 13year tenure, Stanford compiled an 84-9 dual meet record and won 11 of 13 league championships. Haynie was a star swimmer at Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to NCAA titles in 1937 and 1939. At Stanford, his teams went

24-0 against Cal, 13-0 against UCLA and 11-2 against USC. Among his distinguished swimmers were world record holder Robin Moore and Olympians George Harrison and Paul Hait. “He was the kind of coach who cared for his swimmers,” said Jim Gaughran, who swam for Haynie and succeeded him as head coach. “He was a great influence on all of us.” The same can be said of Gaughran. He coached Stanford to its first NCAA team title in 1967 at a meet hosted by Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. The championship came down to the final event: the 800-yard freestyle relay; with Stanford prevailing to edge USC, 275-260. “Probably the highlight of my coaching career,” said the 82-

year old Gaughran, now retired and residing in Carmel Valley. “We broke the American record by six and a half seconds, which is unprecedented. Those kids all swam lifetime bests, some by several seconds.” Two of his stars, Greg Buckingham and Dick Roth, attended nearby Menlo-Atherton High School. Both won two events and swam on the winning relay in the 1967 NCAA meet. Gaughran never intended to coach. After swimming and playing water polo on The Farm, he attended Stanford’s law school and was working in Sacramento as the deputy attorney general for the State of California when athletic director Al Masters called (continued on next page)


Williams remains at the top of her game World No. 1 has a response to Wimbledon failure By Rick Eymer nce again, the California girl used one of her favorite hardcourt tournaments to set the record straight. Serena Williams left no doubt as to who the best player is in the world of women’s tennis. She showed it by shaking off a bad start and playing to near perfection the rest of the way. The top-ranked and top-seeded Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the season, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber, 7-6 (1), 6-3, in the championship


match of the Bank of the West Classic last Sunday. On Wednesday, Williams swamped Australia’s Samantha Stosur, 6-0, 6-2, in a second round match of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, showing she learned a lot while playing at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Center. Williams had trouble with her first set all week at the Bank of the West. Not so in Montreal, where she was scheduled to meet Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova, (continued on page 71)

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OAKS REHIRE TUFO . . . The old coach is now the new coach. David Tufo was rehired as an assistant baseball coach at Menlo College. He returns to the school as Jake McKinley’s top assistant, a role that includes infielders and team offense. McKinley also announced secondyear assistant coach Jason Ochart will assume a full-time role as hitting coach.

Speedo (Morales); Tim Morse (Retterer); (Wilkins)

WATER POLO ROSTER . . . The USA Women’s Senior National Team announced the 13 athletes that will compete for Team USA at the upcoming FINA World Cup, which begins Tuesday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Among the players named are Stanford grads Annika Dries and Melissa Seidemann and current Cardinal players Maggie Steffens and Kiley Neushul. Sacred Heart Prep grad KK Clark was also named to the team, coached by Mountain View native Adam Krikorian. The Americans are the defending champions from 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The United States opens competition with a match against South Africa . . . The Men’s Senior team also announced its roster for the FINA World Cup that begins Aug. 19 in Kazakhstan. Stanford seniors Connor Cleary and Alex Bowen and junior Bret Bonanni were named to the squad.

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Jim Gaughran, talking with Olympic gold medalist John Hencken, was 129-47-1 in 19 years as Stanford’s men’s swimming coach. able log book and I used it the rest of my career,” said Kenney. “He would write little things about the way he felt and what he accomplished at the end of almost every workout. Then, I could give you the set and say this is what you’re looking for. It changes everything when you have a little goal.” Wales won the 100-yard butterfly in the 1999 NCAA Championships, something his father did while swimming at Princeton. They are the only father-son duo to accomplish the feat. In 1981, Kenney accompanied Flemons to the NCAA Championships to coach him in the 100-yard back. When Flemons approached him the morning of the preliminaries to ask for advice, Kenney didn’t know what to say. “So I just said, ‘Win your heat this morning. Don’t go all out. And then tonight, come back and go for the win.’ “That night, when they introduced him on the blocks, he was doing golf swings and I thought, ‘Damn, he’s not even focused.’ And he ended up winning. Later, when people asked him how he improved so much, he said ‘Because coach had so much confidence in me, he told me in the morning to just swim to win my heat. And when I looked at my heat, the American record holder was in my heat. I had confidence like mad.’ “ It marked the first of many NCAA champions for Kenney. One of Kenney’s signature training strategies was using a white board in the locker room. Whenever a swimmer recorded a personal or lifetime best in practice, they marked it down. This helped in two ways: 1, Because Kenney and assistant coach Ted Knapp could never remember times; and 2, It helped push and motivate the team and created ca-

maraderie. “In football, the team is always together, so the captains are the leaders,” said Kenney. “But if you’re the best leader in the world and you’re in Lane 2, Lanes 6-7-8 don’t get any advantage. There’s no interaction. So in swimming, all the leadership takes place in the locker room. That’s why we started the white board. At the end of the week, Ted and I could go in and say, ‘Look at this.’ At the end of the Saturday practice, we’d wash off the board. It was a way to get everybody to be a leader.” Kenney, whose teams had a 100 percent graduation rate, said it is impossible to name his favorite group, but several stood out. “For example, in 1998, they are the only team in NCAA history to have a top-eight finalist in every single event and every relay,” he said. “The 1992 team is the only team to win all five relays and has the highest point total in NCAA history.” Brian Retterer was part of the latter and won three NCAA titles in the 200-yard backstroke. “That was a difficult year in that the Olympic Trials were two weeks before the NCAA Championships and the Pac-10 meet had to be moved to December of 1991,” said Retterer, now a director of healthcare sales and a swim coach at his local YMCA. “We entered the season as the favorites to win, and we did. Three of our relay teams set American records and everyone at the meet scored in at least one individual event. “But my favorite memory is what happened before the meet and why I believe we were so successful. It was a concept we called ‘big team.’ As the season started we had a lot of really fast guys, and frankly speaking, to make the Olympic team we would be racing each other in a lot of events.

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about the position in 1960. He accepted and held the post until 1979. “It was quite thrilling for me,” said Gaughran, who also coached water polo for four seasons and often returns to campus for meets and matches. “Just coaching any Stanford student-athlete is a marvelous thing to do. They’re just a different breed of animal. I’m still dear friends with all of those swimmers.” Gaughran had no trouble keeping up with his swimmers. He competed in five Ironman Triathlons, and once rode his bike from Carmel Valley to Stanford, a 100mile trek, to watch a swim meet. “My wife gave me a ride home,” he said. Gaughran’s replacement, Skip Kenney, grew up in Fresno and was a diver at Fresno City College. Although Kenney had no swimming experience, he was resourceful, a quick study and a great motivator. “In Fresno, the best job in the world -- because it’s so hot -- is to teach swimming lessons,” said Kenney. “So I would teach little kids. You don’t really have to know anything. You just have to get them comfortable and safe with the water.” Kenney’s father was a Marine, so he enlisted in 1965 and reported to Fort Pendleton in Oceanside, and was sent to Vietnam, where he became a sniper. Kenney’s plan after discharge from the service in 1967 was to work for a recreation program and coach junior high football or basketball. He wound up moving to the Long Beach area and gave swimming lessons. One of the parents liked the way Kenney communicated with the swimmers, and asked him to coach her child’s club team. Kenney politely declined, but she was persistent, and he finally agreed to a meeting. “We go to this guy’s home in Redondo Beach and all the parents were there,” he said. “There were about 20 swimmers. None good. For Christmas, they go to Hawaii. I said, ‘The whole team?’ And they said, ‘Yeah, even the coach.’ I said, ‘I’m your guy.’ “ Kenney immediately bought a book written by legendary Indiana University swimming coach Doc Counsilman called, “The Science of Swimming,” which detailed his weekly workout, and used them for his team. When the group lost their pool to Red Cross lessons during the summer, Kenney went to see fivetime Olympic coach Don Gambril at Long Beach State. Kenney was convinced he could help his swimmers with dry land workouts, but Gambril insisted it was pointless. “I had no clue,” said Kenney. But his experiences with the Marines taught him discipline, focus and sacrifice. “It was everything,” Kenney

said of his military experience. “With no swimming background, from boot camp to combat, you learn and can see it happening. And when a guy is alive because of that, it’s an impact.” Impressed by his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, Gambril offered Kenney a job as an age group coach for the national powerhouse Phillips 66 team if he would bring his best kids. “They had about eight Olympians,” he said. “So I started at the very top.” From there, Kenney followed Gambril to Harvard for a year, and then took a club job in Cincinnati for four years. Along the way, Kenney met Gaughran. “I don’t know if you’re ever going to retire, but you have the best job in the country,” Kenney told Gaughran. “Let me know when you do.” And he did. New Stanford athletic director Andy Geiger was aware of Kenney. Geiger was the athletic director at Brown when Kenney coached at Harvard. After Kenney got a call for an interview with Stanford, he did hours of research and many mock interviews with lawyer and doctor friends. He impressed the selection committee, which included Gaughran. “You know more about Stanford than I do,” Gaughran said. Geiger’s first hire was a home run. Kenney led Stanford to seven NCAA titles and 31 consecutive league championships (19812012) during his 33-year stay. “Those people that came before were really the people that spurred us on, because we could talk about that,” said the 71-year old Kenney, who lives in Santa Cruz. “If you had nothing to talk about, it’s hard to go in and try to convince people it’s going to be the other way.” Kenney’s first big recruit was Dave Bottom. His two older brothers were All-Americans at USC, but Kenney sold him on Stanford with help from Cardinal standout Wade Flemons. “I had him room with Wade because he was a champion, and I wanted Dave to know he could be a champion, too,” Kenney said. “This may sound silly, but in those days you couldn’t go through college without going to the library. But Wade had a goal to go through four years without going to the library. Dave heard this on his recruiting trip and said, ‘Wow, Wade. This place is nice, but so is USC. There’s probably one thing left that would sway me to come to Stanford: I gotta see the library. Will you take me in and show me?’ And Wade looks around and says, ‘Wow, Dave. Good luck at S.C.’ “ Bottom committed anyway and helped him land high school stars Jeff Kostoff, Pablo Morales and John Moffet. Kenney collected log books from as many ex-swimmers as he could find and based most of his workouts and strategy he gleaned from them. “Dod Wales kept an unbeliev-

Greg Buckingham swam on Stanford’s first NCAA title team in 1967. We had a team meeting right after Christmas training and a couple guys stood up and told us they had decided not to go to the Olympic Trials to focus on the NCAA Championships instead. As a young man, I couldn’t believe they were passing up a shot at the Olympics, but respected their decision. To be clear, these were studs and would have definitely been top-eight at the Olympic Trials. One was Chas Morton, one of USA swimming’s all-time greats. “Eric Maurer was one of the guys that chose not to go to the trials. He won the 50 free, setting a school record, and became the first man in Stanford history to win the event. I touched second. My best memory is celebrating with him post-race. It was all about the team, and Eric showed what Stanford is all about.” Dr. Kurt Grote won the 200yard breaststroke at the NCAA Championships in 1993 and 1995. Later, he qualified for the 1996 (continued on next page)

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NCAA backstroke, 1989 and 1992 200-yard backstroke, and 1992 200-yard IM; Ray Carey, 1993 NCAA champion in the 200-yard butterfly; Tom Wilkins, the 1998 NCAA 200-yard IM and 1997 and 1998 400-yard IM champion; and Markus Rogan, winner of the 2002 NCAA 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard IM. What does Stanford swimming mean to him? “I know I’m getting old, but I don’t look at things historically yet,” he said. “I’m sure I’ll have time in the years to come. But 100 seasons for this program is pretty spectacular. My goal is to get us back on track as one of the programs that can compete internationally as well as the NCAA level.” Grote said the 100th season of men’s swimming is especially meaningful to him and his former teammates because of those who swam before him. “When we used to have recruits come in to visit, as opposed to just taking them out to party, which is what happens on a lot of recruiting trips, we would actually take them on a tour of the quad, ride bikes around campus and give them a sense of history of the place. One of our main cheers, we call it a Leland, was to spell out, ‘Leland Stanford University, organized 1891.’ There was a sense we’ve been here a long time and we know about the team in the 1960s that won and the team in the 1980s. The way we describe it is, ‘You’re standing on the shoulders of these greats.’ “ Knapp smiled when he recalled overhearing a recent conversation between two of his swimmers on a flight home from Los Angeles after a dual meet against USC. “They were talking about air flow over a plane wing and all the different theorems and variables that come into play,” he said. “I can just imagine what the other people sitting around them were thinking about these two Stanford swimmers.” Q

up a second-place check for $64,000. Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Poland’s Paula Kania and Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova, 6-2, 4-6, 10-5, to win the doubles title and share $38,000 in prize money. The runner-up tandem shares $20,000. Williams improved to 17-2 overall in matches played at the Taube Family Tennis Center. She’s 31-5 this season and 663-117 for her career. Williams is 61-17 in finals. Any doubt that she’s lost a step since her unfortunate departure from a doubles match with her sister Venus at Wimbledon were washed away with Williams’ performance in her four matches this week. Kerber, who fell to 0-4 in finals this season, won five straight games to go up 5-1 and was serving for the set at 5-2. Williams saved two set points and went on

her own five-game run. “I blinked my eye and I was down 1-5,” Williams said. “Angelique was playing well and I thought ‘what’s going on?’ I tried to relax, not think about anything, and just wanted to make my shots.” The eighth-ranked Kerber forced a tiebreaker, where Williams took charge with five straight points to open. Williams beat the left-handed Kerber a fourth straight time and five of six overall. All of their matches have been in straight sets. Williams extended her winning streak to 13 matches in winning her third title at Stanford in four years. Kerber, who moved to No. 7 in the rankings, was the first German to reach the final here since Sylvia Hanika in 1987. Bettina Bunge, in 1983, was the last German to win the tournament. “She showed she’s the best player in the world,” Kerber said. Q

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a semifinalist at Wimbledon, on Thursday. Coincidentally, Kerber was slated to play Venus Williams following the Williams-Safarova match on center court. Serena Williams did not play well at any of the first three Grand Slam tournaments this season and has her sights set on the U.S. Open, where she is the defending champion, to help her finish the year with a flourish. Williams continued her reign ranked as the No. 1 player, giving her the honor for a 200th nonconsecutive week. That’s fifth all-time. Martina Hingis is fourth with 209 weeks. Williams earned $120,000, the highest winning payout in this tournament’s history, and a stuffed bear for her trouble this week at Stanford. Kerber picked


Ledecky wins a title; Manuel comes close Local swimmers looking good at National Championships by Rick Eymer


orld recordholder and Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, still a year away from making her verbal commitment to Stanford official, dropped the 100-meter free in the evening session to concentrate on the finals of the 800-meter free. It worked out. Ledecky won the 800 in 8:18.47 in the finals of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the William Woollett Jr., Aquatic Center in Irvine on Wednesday, nearly six seconds faster than the second-place swimmer. She set the world record about six weeks ago with an 8:11.00 at a meet in Texas. “I know that there’s a great history there, and I’m really excited about my decision,” Ledecky said. “I’m looking forward to swimming for Stanford and competing at the NCAA level there.” Stanford grad Maya DiRado missed qualifying for the championship final of the 200-meter butterfly by 1/10th of a second. She was given a reprieve when Olympian Elizabeth Beisel withdrew and DiRado took full advantage of the situation and swam two seconds faster than her qualifying time to finish fourth in 2:09.76. Cammille Adams won the race in 2:08.06. Incoming Cardinal freshman Simone Manuel could not hold off the late charge from Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, who came from third place to win the 100 free in 53.43, .07 seconds off her lifetime best. “I absolutely have her to thank for that,” Franklin said. “I love racing against her. She goes out

like a bullet and that’s where I need to work. Having her there in the second half, having to dig down deep, was awesome.” Manuel, who led Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin by .17 seconds halfway through the race, finished second in 53.66 after going 53.60 in the prelims. Stanford sophomore and Olympian Lia Neal placed fifth in 54.47. Coughlin finished seventh in 54.52. Manuel swam the sixth-fastest time in the world this season for the top qualifying time (53.60) in the morning prelims. Stanford had three swimmers in the ‘B’ final of the 100 free, with senior Maddy Schaefer leading the way at 54.96, good for third in the heat and 11th overall. Grad Felicia Lee’s 55.10 and grad Andi Murez, who came in at 55.16, immediately followed her. On the men’s side, Cardinal grad Bobby Bollier finished sixth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:57.95. Cal’s Tom Shields won the event in 1:55.09. The Stanford 400 free relay team of Thomas Stephens, Drew Cosgarea, Jeff Garnier and Sean Duggan finished second in a close race with Swim Mac. Stanford finished at 3:21.38, .07 seconds behind the winners. The event serves as the U.S. National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan Pacific Championships, 2015 World Championships, 2015 World University Games, and 2015 Pan American Games. Overall, six past, present and future Stanford swimmers finished among the top 17 in the morning preliminaries. Q

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2001. “Before even putting a toe in Kenney-coached U.S. Olympic the water at Stanford, recruits are team and earned a gold medal in taught by coaches and leaders on the 400 medley relay and placed the team to think about life after sixth in the 100-meter breast- swimming,” said Messner, a fastroke and eighth in the 200-meter ther of two, who owns an electrical supply company and lives in breaststroke. “I remember my freshman year, Marin County. “One can’t help but be imwhere our senior class was at risk of graduating without having pressed by the number of Olymwon an NCAA title,” said Grote, pians, NCAA champions and record holders produced who attended Stanford’s by Stanford swimming; medical school and is but even more impresnow a partner in McKsive is the number of insey & Company’s CEOs, entrepreneurs Healthcare Payor and and thought leaders it Provider Practice. “It has produced. No other would have been the college swimming profirst class since the midgram in the world com80s to have done that. bines sport and vision “That whole season the way Stanford swimjust felt like it was buildming does.” ing toward a momentous Added Grote, “We event. We were closer Skip Kenney than any group of people I had ever shared the same vision of sucbeen a part of. I remember during cess and talked often about the the meet, one of the seniors on the great things we would achieve. I team, Kevin Henderson, who had think that’s how I try to lead and never scored a point at the NCAAs, inspire people in my professional got 16th-place in the 50 freestyle, work. I’m often calling back on and thereby scored one point. The those experiences and trying to team just erupted in support of him. re-create them.” Knapp swam for Kenney and I think it was emblematic of how incredibly tight were that any indi- was his assistant coach for 28 vidual’s accomplishment, no matter years. Kenney’s presence is often how small, was valued equally and felt on the pool deck. “I think Skip was one of those incredibly strongly.” Morales won four NCAA titles guys who had a mission,” he said. in the 200-yard butterfly from “And that may stem back to his 1994-97, and three straight in the years as a Marine. He insisted on 100-yard butterfly. He is now the a team culture, and you knew that. head women’s swimming and div- He would wear it on his sleeve and you knew where you stood ing coach at Nebraska. “The dominant reflection I with him. I think in many ways have about my experiences is the that was evident in the teams that complete brotherhood character- he coached to such great success.” Knapp remembers training ized by our team,” Morales said. “Everyone supporting each other, with Mike Bruner, who was a caring about each other, compet- gold medalist in the 200-meter ing for one another, united by a butterfly in the 1976 Olympic common goal, with passion and Games in Montreal, and won unselfishness. Aside from becom- the 200-yard butterfly NCAA ing a father, it was one of the most championship in 1977. He also fulfilling experiences of my life.” flashes to Jay Mortenson, a twoAdam Messner won back-to- time NCAA winner in the 200back NCAA titles in the 200-yard yard butterfly; Jeff Rouse, who NCAA butterfly in 2000 and won the 1990 and 1992 100-yard

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