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Downtown Streets Team to run Food Closet New leadership hopes to bring funding to program by Sue Dremann The Food Closet distributes fter two disappointing years of subsidizing the groceries to homeless and at-risk Palo Alto Food Closet and individuals at All Saints Episcoother homeless services out of its pal Church, located at 555 Waverother programs, the nonprofit ley St. in Palo Alto. It is part of a InnVision Shelter Network will suite of services InnVision Shelter turn operations of the longtime Network has provided following downtown grocery program over the 2012 merger of San Mateo to Eileen Richardson, executive County-based Shelter Network director of the nonprofit Down- and Santa Clara County nonprofit organization InnVision the town Streets Team.


Way Home. The merger created the largest organization offering services to homeless and at-risk people in both counties. The Food Closet does not fit InnVision Shelter Network’s overall focus on providing interim shelter, permanent supportive housing and homelessness-prevention services, spokeswoman Mila Zelkha said. The agency shelters 1,000 people each night at 18 facilities. “The Food Closet is a wonderful program that serves a slightly

broader population, and we are pleased to transfer the program among friends and colleagues, working with our partners at the Downtown Streets Team to ensure a smooth transition,” she wrote in an email. The Streets Team will take over bills and staffing by Aug. 25. The full transition is scheduled for Sept. 10, Richardson said. The volunteer-run Food Closet was started in 1976 by local churches. They formed the Ur-

ban Ministry in 1984 to address additional needs of the city’s homeless population. The Food Closet and Urban Ministry began having funding problems around 1995, which continued for nearly a decade until Urban Ministry’s programs were taken over by InnVision the Way Home, which ran the program until its 2012 merger. Richardson said she is searching for funding for the Food (continued on page 12)


Parents urge board to close Mandarin-immersion gap Group hopes district will launch middle school Chinese language program by Elena Kadvany ix Palo Alto parents spoke to the Board of Education at its annual retreat last week, making passionate, personal pleas for the district’s Mandarin immersion program to extend into middle school. The group of parents submitted a proposal in February and are asking that the board institute this fall a middle school level pilot version of the once controversial and now successful program at Ohlone Elementary School, which began as a three-year pilot program in fall 2008. Since then, about 132 students have enrolled each year, with about 22 students in two sections each of three combination-grade classes, according to district Communications Coordinator Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley. Palo Alto parent Grace Mah, who also serves on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, said expanding the program would fill a gap for students between elementary and high school and would also be aligned with one of the board’s focused goals: strengthening middle school programs, specifically in mathematics and world languages. The proposal suggests modeling the extension after the district’s middle school Spanish immersion program with a focus on social studies and literature content taught in Mandarin. Mah describes the program as “cost neutral” for the district, as instructional materials are already available (purchased through a Foreign Language Assistance Program grant in 2006), and parents could raise funds for supplemental materials or ongoing costs. The proposal suggests

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Students at Duveneck Elementary School wave to teachers and parents as they head to the morning assembly on the first day of school on Aug. 19.


Palo Alto students return to school Principals celebrate new construction; official enrollment count to come in two weeks by Chris Kenrick n the first day of school at Duveneck Elementary Tuesday morning, first-grader Lillian Zhou and fifth-grader Austin Martinez represented all of the school’s 500-plus students as they shared the scissors for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for two new classroom buildings and a new library. “It feels almost electric, like we have new energy here, and I’m so happy to be part of that with all of you,” Principal Chris Grierson told students seated on the playground pavement as parents and teachers stood surrounding them. Architect Lisa Gelfand, who designed the refurbished Du-


veneck campus, also looked on. As some 12,600 Palo Alto students this week returned to school for the 2014-15 academic year, newly arrived Superintendent Max McGee made the rounds of campuses on a bicycle, amiably chatting with students, teachers and parents. And district administrators counted students and desks. With enrollment steadily on the rise in recent years, officials have discussed opening a 13th elementary school and a fourth middle school but so far have made no firm plans. To at least partly address the rising head count, a wave of construction and remodeling on Palo Alto’s existing 17 campuses

over the past four years — such as that just completed at Duveneck — has focused on adding desk capacity as well as on modernizing old buildings. The building boom is financed by a $378 million “Strong Schools” bond measure passed in 2008. An official tally of students will be taken after things settle down in the first week or two of school. Last September, districtwide, enrollment came out at 12,483 — up 87 students from the year before. Twice in the past two years, the Board of Education has set itself a deadline for choosing a location for a 13th elementary (continued on page 7)

that Mandarin teachers at Gunn or Palo Alto high schools could serve as the program’s teachers. In advocating for language immersion in public middle school, Mah said that private after-school or weekend language programs can be less intensive or are inconsistent. Some are not accredited, and they are insufficient in achieving full fluency. Mah told the board that she recently surveyed 62 parents to gauge their interest in having a middle school program and, if so, whether it should be an afterschool program or part of the regular school day. Respondents indicated they would be willing to transport their children to JLS or Jordan middle schools for an after-school program. Other parents spoke to the impact the Ohlone program has had on their children — with one parent verging on tears. “It’s really transformed our family,” said Kathy Howe, whose son, Sam, is an incoming thirdgrader with two years in the Ohlone program. Howe said neither she nor her husband speaks Mandarin. “Because Sam learned Mandarin so early in his life, it’s really a part of the fabric of who he is. It brings tears to my eyes,” she said. “I’m an educator in the community and also a parent, and I would like all Palo Alto parents to have this opportunity that Sam has to have another language.” Erik Lassila, whose daughter just graduated from the Ohlone program and son is enrolled in it, said having his children learn (continued on page 13) • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 5





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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED ... Who will replace JJ&F Market at the currently under-construction College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real? The question remains open after the City Council last week rebuffed a proposal from James Smailey, the developer’s son, to run the new market. The developer of Alma Plaza in south Palo Alto jumped in last weekend to pitch an alternative: Miki Werness, whose grocery store Miki’s Market occupied the plaza (now called Alma Village) for six months before closing. “Miki Werness built a beautiful market at our Alma Village project and might have succeeded with a slightly less upscale format and a much smaller store (i.e., with a vastly reduced overhead),� developer John McNellis wrote in an email sent to the City Council last weekend. “With a smaller market, his wealth of newly acquired experience in supermarket ownership and — let’s face it — a much better retail location, I do believe Miki could succeed at College Terrace,� McNellis wrote. The council decided on Monday night to send Smailey’s proposal back to the drawing board, effectively giving him a choice: Give us more details, or bring in another grocer. HOUSE OF FIBER ... It’s not always easy to get a building approved in Palo Alto, but Google had no problem getting the city to sign off on two last week without a squeak of opposition from the city’s elected leaders. The high-tech giant is seeking to build up to two “fiber huts� at to-be-determined city-owned locations. The prefabricated structures are a required component of “Google Fiber,� a fiber-to-the-premise system that would deliver broadband speeds of 1 gigabit-per-second to every home in the city. Palo Alto is one of 34 U.S. cities that Google is eyeing for the new system, which made its debut in Kansas City and more recently launched in Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah. Though it remains to be seen whether Google holds the answer to Palo Alto’s decades-long quest to deliver high-speed Internet to the masses, the City Council did its part on Aug. 11 to stay in the running by quickly endorsing an agreement that would allow the two huts, with specific locations to be separately approved in

the future. Each hut would be roughly 12 feet wide, 28 feet long and 10 feet high and would contain equipment to accommodate the new Internet and TV services. Despite its swift passage, the “hut agreement� was able to muster only five votes of affirmation from the nine-member council. That’s because four members — Marc Berman, Pat Burt, Larry Klein and Nancy Shepherd — had to recuse themselves from the vote because they own Google stock. SKEETERS ALERT ... Get any mosquito bites while strolling through the Palo Alto Baylands in recent weeks? A timely combination of the opening of a tide gate, a super moon causing slightly higher-thannormal tides and mosquito eggs poised at the edge of still water in a flood basin led to the hatching of said eggs in recent weeks, according to Baylands Supervising Ranger Richard Bicknell. Bicknell explained the cumulative happenstances that caused the hatching process to start in recent weeks. The city maintains a flood basin in the Baylands with the main purpose of flood control, though it is also home to a 500-acre habitat for birds, mammals and fish. City staff manually control a tide gate to manage water levels and to make sure there is adequate oxygen in the water for fish to breathe, Bicknell said. However, “One of the animals that we do not want to provide quality habitat for are mosquitoes,� he said. Adult mosquitoes lay their eggs at the edges of still water. If the area dries out or it’s too cold, the eggs can lay dormant for years. “The pregnant females then fly around looking for a blood meal (they need the nutrition in order to produce viable eggs). The females are often very annoying to humans.� Long story short, about three weeks ago, the water level in the basin dropped too low, so staff opened the tide gate an extra six inches to let in extra water. At about the same time, a super moon caused higher-than-usual tides and voila, “The combination of the two actions got just enough water into the flood to dampen some mosquito eggs and get the hatching process started,� Bicknell said. “The hatching culminated a few days ago with a mosquito fly-off.� Q




Controversial plan for office building ekes out approval With neighbors protesting, Palo Alto’s architecture board votes 3-2 in favor of three-story building on Sherman Avenue by Gennady Sheyner espite a chorus of protests from residents, Palo Alto’s architectural board on Thursday approved a new threestory building that will go up next to Sarah Wallis Park and inject more commercial space into the rapidly changing business district around California Avenue. The Architectural Review Board voted 3-2, with Robert Gooyer and Alexander Lew dissenting, to support a largely commercial development at 385 Sherman Ave. The building would replace an existing one-story building and would feature office space on all three stories and four residential units on the ground floor. Chair Lee Lippert, Vice Chair Randy Popp and board member Clare Malone Prichard all voted to approve the proposal, with Lippert calling it a “wonderful project� and Popp describing it as “very good.� “Although this is a dramatic change in neighborhood, I think this is a proposal that will ultimately be reflected on by the larger community as a benefit,� Popp said. Others weren’t so sure. The board’s narrow approval followed extensive testimony from residents of Birch Court, a condominium community next door. Dozens submitted letters and spoke Thursday to urge further revisions to the project, with most citing the new building’s creation of noise and its potential intrusion on their privacy. The developer, Daniel Minkoff, has already made some revisions to the design, including lowering the building’s height from 50 to 45 feet; adding trees that would screen the new building from Birch Court; and shifting the third story back from the bottom two. For many residents and two board members, these steps weren’t enough to compensate for the building’s size and density. Many protested the proposed decks on the second floor, which would face the Birch Court con-

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school. But both times members pulled back after enrollment — while increasing — was not growing as strongly as expected. For example, six Palo Alto elementary schools last fall saw their student bodies grow while six others saw declines, for a net district-wide gain of 17 students in grades K-5. New families have been enrolling students throughout the summer, district officials said. Second and fifth grades are

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A rendering of the proposed project at 385 Sherman Ave. in Palo Alto. dominiums. Anne Steinle, who submitted a letter and spoke on behalf of a group of residents, was among the critics. The deck space, she wrote in a letter to the board, looks “directly onto and into the residences of Birch Court.� “This issue is a source of deep anguish to us and also dismay because we should not be in this position pleading for protection,� Steinle wrote. Minkoff countered that the deck will be too small to accommodate the types of crowded, noisy gatherings that nearby residents fear. “You don’t end up with huge parties on these decks,� Minkoff said. “They’re not that big. What you end up with is, on a nice day, four people having a meeting.� Even so, residents and dissenting board members criticized the building as too massive for the area, which is in the midst of a building boom. While California Avenue itself is undergoing a dramatic streetscape renovation, the streets around the eclectic strip have seen an influx of construction. Current projects in and around California Avenue include a new three-story building at 260 California Ave.; two dense, mixed-use projects currently developed by Harold Hohbach on Page Mill Road and on Grant Avenue; and two block-long buildings on El Camino Real — one around the old JJ&F Market and another a few blocks south, around Equinox Gym. Each of

these developments has significant office space and each has sparked anxieties among neighbors about massing, traffic and parking. In opposing the 385 Sherman plan, Gooyer and Lew both took the position, shared by many neighbors, that even after the latest design revisions, the project remains simply too big for the neighborhood. Gooyer, who criticized the scale of the 55,465-squarefoot building during the board’s last discussion on July 17, has not changed his views since. “I just really don’t see that any of the solutions I’ve seen really help the neighborhood,� Gooyer said. “I think the building is too large; it’s too close; it’s overpowering to the residential uses adjacent to it. ... All in all, I wasn’t able to support it then, and I still can’t support the project.� Popp took the opposite stance and said the new building “creates massing and orientation� in a neighborhood that he described as “a hodgepodge of really nondescript and non-elegant buildings.� Because the project meets the property’s zoning regulations and is not seeking a zone change, it will not require a City Council review unless someone appeals the board’s decision. But Lippert cautioned against an appeal. “What does frighten me is if the project is denied by the City Council — if it is appealed and denied — what we might wind up with,� Lippert said. Q

likely to be especially tight, with “a handful� of classes exceeding by one student the official staffing ratios of 23-to-1 for second grade and 24-to-1 for fifth grade, Cathy Mak, the district’s chief business official, wrote in an Aug. 8 memo to the school board. Some kindergarten classes, on the other hand, may have fewer students than their official staffing ratios of 22-to-1 because of “the potential ‘no shows’ at the start of school,� Mak said. “All other grade levels will have a few classes over their staffing ratios, either due to placement of sib-

lings at the same school or space situations,� she said. “Secondary enrollment has also grown. We are confirming the numbers with schools and will report our first week enrollment numbers in a couple of weeks,� Mak said, adding that “Terman (Middle School) is currently closed with eight students overflowed to JLS.� At Palo Alto High School, office personnel said the school was preparing for about 2,000 students, up from 1,921 last fall. Q Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@



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City of Palo Alto ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Draft Negative Declaration has been prepared by the Palo Alto Department of Planning and Community Environment for the project listed below. In accordance with A.B. 886, this document will be available for review and comment during a minimum 30-day inspection period beginning August 22, 2014 through September 23, 2014 during the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning and Community Environment Department, 5th Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. This item will be considered at a public hearing by the Planning and Transportation Commission, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM. in the Palo Alto City *V\UJPS*OHTILYZVU[OLÄYZ[ÅVVYVM[OL*P]PJ*LU[LY located at 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Written comments on the Negative Declaration will be accepted until 5:00 PM on September 23, 2014 in the Planning and Community Environment Department Civic *LU[LYVɉJLZVU[OLÄM[OÅVVYVM*P[`/HSS Housing Element Update: The project consists of the update of the City of Palo Alto’s Housing Element, a mandated element of the General Plan. The Housing Element provides policy direction for accommodating Palo Alto's housing needs through 2023. The Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) has assigned a Regional Housing Needs Allocation number of 1,988 housing units to the City of Palo Alto for the period from 20152023. During this period, the City has entitled 440 units however it still must plan to accommodate 1,548 housing units. The policies and programs in the updated Housing Element include recommendations for changes in the land use regulations pertaining to residential development and the creation of incentives to encourage the development of a variety of housing types. *** Hillary Gitelman, Director of Planning and Community Environment In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, listening assistive devices are available in the Council Chambers and Council Conference Room. Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request with 72 hours advance notice. • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 7

Upfront How city plans to solve parking crunch


City: Technology could ease parking problems — somewhat management” (TDM) program aimed at getting drivers to switch to other modes of transportation. Last week, the council approved a $499,880 contract with the firm Moore Lacofano Goltsman to develop an association that would administer the TDM program. Based on a recent count, staff estimates commuters take up 1,851 parking spaces in downtown. When combined, the new initiatives aim to cut this demand in half. About 966 workers would still need to park in neighborhoods, Sullivan said. This means the commuters would occupy about 18 percent of the spots on Palo Alto’s residential streets. “One program is not going to fix this problem. We really want to consider all of these initiatives and move them forward,” she told the council. The city will also consider adding parking meters to downtown streets and installing gates at downtown garages. It will also explore gate-less solutions such as license-plate readers and meters at garages, Sullivan said. The latter options were added into the mix after downtown businesses raised the concern that gates


Employee demand



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• TDM strategies (shifting drivers to other forms of transit)



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• New garages

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by Gennady Sheyner itors the option of paying to park beyond the regular three-hour time limit. The equipment has an estimated price tag of about $1.6 million, according to Jessica Sullivan, the city’s parking manager. City staff estimates that the streamlined management and efficiency brought by both types of technology would make available about 60 parking spaces out of the nearly 2,400 slots in downtown garages. “It’s really about more efficiently and effectively managing the inventory we have,” Sullivan said. Technology is one of many initiatives the city is pursuing in addressing what many people consider to be the city’s most pressing problem. Last week, the council endorsed by a 5-4 vote a contract to design a “satellite parking” site on Embarcadero Road, which would convey employees downtown by shuttle. The city is planning to unveil early next year a “residential parking-permit program” that would set time limits for commuters’ cars in downtown’s residential neighborhoods The city is also creating a downtown “transportation-demand

With Residential Parking Permit Program

Ways to boost supply/ efficiency

Council supports plan to increase efficiency in downtown garages alo Alto, a city that takes pride in its high-tech savvy, is now looking to technology to help it solve the vexing problem of insufficient parking in its busy downtown. The City Council embraced a plan on Monday to make downtown garages more efficient, authorizing staff on a 7-0 vote, with council members Pat Burt and Gail Price absent, to pursue a request for proposals to explore a range of technology resources. The aids include “parking guidance systems” with vehicle-counting equipment that would tell drivers entering garages how much parking is available. The system, which city staff estimates will cost around $400,000, features loop detectors that add or subtract the number of spaces available as cars enter and leave the garages. A more expensive and potentially more effective investment, called “access and revenue controls,” enables the time-stamping of vehicles entering and exiting garages and can provide real-time information. It would also add flexibility to the parking process by allowing employees to transfer their parking permits and give vis-

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might be a deterrent for business, she said. The council’s vote Monday directs staff to solicit proposals for both the guidance and accessand-revenue control technologies simultaneously. The council also considered but ultimately rejected an alternative recommendation in which one request for proposals would be issued for the guidance systems, and another one would follow several months later for the revenue controls. That alternative would have allowed the city to move ahead faster with soliciting proposals because the request would not entail an integration of different technologies. Councilman Greg Scharff defended the council’s decision to

pursue one comprehensive request for proposals. It would be a “scandal,” Scharff said, if the council immediately went ahead with one system only to have to rip it out or modify it months later when the next one comes online. “We’re in Palo Alto. We have high standards. We expect it to go well,” he said. “I think we want to be thoughtful with this.” Councilman Larry Klein agreed and proposed that staff consider “tightening” the timeline for implementing the technologies. Under the current plan, the request for proposals would be issued within three to six months. “This is a difficult problem that we have to act on,” Klein said. Q


National VA secretary visits, lauds Palo Alto facility Robert McDonald lays out ideas for reform, with local hospital as model s part of a weeks-long trip across the country, the newly confirmed secretary of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, visited the Palo Alto VA Medical Center Wednesday and called it a standard-setting “crown jewel” within the troubled health care system. “I’m here trying to learn the lean process that the team here has been using to perform and perfect this facility so we can expand it throughout the VA,” he said. At a press conference, he cited an email sent by a veteran from New Jersey who received “superior care” at the Palo Alto hospital. The veteran, who was in the area visiting family, needed a sleeve for his prosthetic leg. He saw a Palo Alto VA physician, who gave him a complete exam and told him his leg was infected, which he hadn’t been aware of, McDonald said. The physician showed him how to soak the leg in order to get rid of the infection and then immedi-


ately measured and ordered him a new leg. The new leg was made within one week. “Stories like this aren’t told enough — individual tales of veterans coming to a medical facility a thousand miles from their home,” McDonald said. “He was taken care of with class, with dignity, with respect. “This is the way the system should work for every single veteran in this country.” The Palo Alto VA has largely avoided the spotlight in the past several months as stories unfolded about veterans across the nation who experienced extremely long — and in some cases, fatal — delays in care or about VA staff who covered up a widespread practice of creating secret, unofficial wait lists. The Palo Alto facility claims shorter-than-average wait times for both primary and specialty care appointments and has recently made efforts to encourage dialogue and transparency about any issues. In July, the facility

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by Elena Kadvany hosted a town hall meeting with Palo Alto VA Director Lisa Freeman and Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier. However, last month, a nonpartisan, independent watchdog group released a report that detailed the story of a Palo Alto pharmacy employee who said he experienced retaliation and a gag order from his superiors after speaking up about errors and delays in the delivery of medication to patients. When asked about the allegations on Wednesday, McDonald responded, “There are no bad whistleblowers.” “I encourage every employee to speak up and to tell us how to improve — to criticize us,” he said. “We need that.” To illustrate his point, he described his approach to organizational structure as an inverted pyramid, with the head or CEO at the bottom instead of the top. “The CEO or the secretary is on the bottom and the people who are on the top are those people who

serve the veteran every single day,” he said, making an inverted triangle with his hands. “Anybody who’s got an idea of how to do something better, we should celebrate that, not somehow chastise them or ostracize them.” McDonald detailed efforts his department has already undertaken or plans to implement to further improve access to care and encourage best practices at every level of the health care system. He said he has initiated a review of the performance plans for all the VA’s senior leadership and will amend them for the next fiscal year. He also said he plans to completely eliminate the VA’s system-wide 14-day metric for scheduling appointments “and any goal that diverts focus from care for veterans.” Scheduling staff at Palo Alto and across the country have also been required to complete a mandatory training. Next month, every VA medical center will be independently re-

viewed by the Joint Commission, a nonprofit health care accreditation organization that’s evaluated the hospitals before. McDonald also emphasized the value of and need for townhall meetings as a channel for providing truthful input. “I want everybody involved,” he said. “In order to get out of this crisis and turn it into an opportunity where we better serve veterans, we need everybody’s help.” McDonald, former CEO of consumer-goods giant Procter & Gamble, ex-Army officer and graduate of West Point, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate just last month. He replaced Eric Shinsheki, who resigned in late May amid the explosion of allegations about widespread, controversial scheduling practices, delays in care and mismanagement at VA hospitals. Q Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be emailed at

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Nonprofit manager backs entrepreneurship to subsidize programs for needy seniors by Chris nspired a decade ago by a class on women and aging, Amy Andonian switched her undergraduate focus at Stanford University from pre-medicine to geriatrics and public health. Now at 30 and with eight years of senior-care management under her belt, Andonian is poised to take over the Palo Alto-based senior services agency Avenidas, replacing its CEO of the past 15 years. “I had no idea that we had this so-called Baby Boom population that was about to turn 65 and there was a total lack of services for them,” Andonian said in an interview Wednesday, recalling the time she first enrolled in a class on aging, taught by professor of medicine Carol Winograd. Winograd, a gerontologist, advises and teaches in the areas of women and aging, mobility and geriatrics. “I was trying to get a (general education) requirement out of the way, but I was just so inspired by her,” Andonian said. “There was this Amy Andonian lack of people going into the field of geriatrics — and there was a huge need — and it really spoke to me and became my calling.” Andonian said Avenidas will be ready for a Boomer generation that’s made it clear it intends to age differently. “They don’t want to just go to another senior center and have a lunch and play bingo. The Boomer population is looking for a lot more — they’re living longer, they’re more active and they want to be mentally and physically engaged — and Avenidas totally understands that. “I love that they’ve already started that shift — wine tastings, lectures, exercise programs,” she said. Andonian made her mark in the nonprofit world — first at Catholic Charities and later at the San Francisco-based Institute on Aging — by helping to launch and manage fee-for-service programs whose proceeds could be recycled into subsidized services for lowincome seniors. When grant funding dried up during the recession for three adult day programs she was running for Catholic Charities, she was forced to contemplate closing them. Then, she said, she realized, “We were going to have to start operating more like a business to survive.” At the time, homecare was gaining popularity, and she helped launch a fee-based program for people who needed help in their homes. Within 18 months the new


Kenrick business was breaking even, she said, and continues to subsidize services for low-income seniors at Catholic Charities. “Nothing says a nonprofit can’t make money — it’s how you spend the money,” Andonian said. “You can reinvest in services back to seniors, and it’s kind of like paying it forward. “Everybody should get services regardless of income because the needs are universal,” she said. At the Institute on Aging for the past two years, Andonian managed about 200 caregivers who provide home services to about 140 clients from San Jose to San Francisco. Avenidas for decades has used the fee-for-service model for similar goals. “We ... try to keep (fees) low enough that almost everybody can afford them,” departing CEO Lisa Hendrickson said in an interview earlier this summer. “And we also give away a lot of services too, at no cost. “But the fee revenue from charging for some services has made it possible for us to continue to grow,” she said. Andonian also hopes to turn Avenidas into something of a laboratory for entrepreneurs wishing to test their ideas about new technology products for seniors. “There are so many new ventures around aging — devices, apps — and the Boomer population likes all of that,” she said, citing startups like Lift Hero, which employs retired emergency medical technicians to provide transportation to seniors, or True Link, a debit card whose activity can be monitored by family members worried about fraud. “Amy has a demonstrated commitment to providing services to older adults underpinned by a strong passion and enthusiasm,” said Avenidas board Chair Bruce Heister in announcing Andonian’s appointment, which takes effect Oct. 13. “In addition, she has an understanding of how to leverage technology to accomplish Avenidas’ mission of serving a significantly larger population, including the now retiring Boomer generation.” In operation since 1969, Avenidas serves more than 6,500 older adults and their families each year in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Mountain View. Hendrickson, a banking executive before she joined Avenidas 15 years ago, plans to devote her time to an upcoming capital project for the organization. Q

Moonlight Run/Walk celebrates 30th year Thousands expected for annual benefit race in the Palo Alto Baylands ull out those running shoes and hop on the Internet — it’s time to register for the 30th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk. Attracting families, running clubs, youth athletic teams and more than 3,000 participants of all ages, the Baylands event raises money for the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which each year gives more than $300,000 to local nonprofits serving children and families. The Sept. 5 race starts at the Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road (at Embarcadero Road), Palo Alto. The 5k walk starts at 7 p.m.; the 10k run at 8:15 p.m.; and the 5k run at 8:45 p.m. Preregistration of $30 for youth and $40 for adults can be made via moonlight_run until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Runners and walkers can also register on race night ($35 for youth; $45 for adults). A free, long-sleeve shirt comes with registration. In addition to the races, there will be music, booths, a kids’ climbing wall and a festive atmosphere. Dogs are permitted on the 5k walk but not on either run,


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This year’s Moonlight Run and Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 5, with a 5k walk beginning at 7 p.m., and 5k and 10k runs following. where the terrain and darkness make it dangerous. Jogging strollers are welcome in the 5k walk or at the back of either run. Despite the near-full harvest moon, headlamps are highly recommended for both runs. Online course maps have been posted at routes/view/290826835 for the 5k route and routes/view/283559443 for the

10k route. On the night of the event, police officers and volunteers will direct drivers to parking lots off Embarcadero Road and East Bayshore Road. Participants should plan on carpooling if possible, as lots will fill up. It is recommended that people arrive at least an hour before the start time of their walk or run. Q — Palo Alto Weekly staff


Ravenswood district seeks input on new, consolidated middle school Despite initial concept plans, any changes will be years down the line, superintendent says by Elena Kadvany he Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is launching an “intensive listening campaign” to solicit community input on a potential new middle school for all of its sixth- through eighth-grade students, but Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff is stressing that any changes are still far in the future. The district’s Board of Trustees recently approved goals and initial concepts for reconfiguring its facilities, which include the development of a single, comprehensive middle school at the Ralmar Avenue campus that now houses Green Oaks Academy, Cesar Chavez Academy and Los Robles Dual Immersion Magnet School. All Ravenswood sixththrough eighth-graders would attend school on this new campus, “allowing the district to pool resources and provide enhanced


curriculum and instruction during these pivotal years to prepare the District’s middle school students for academic success in high school and beyond,” a statement from the superintendent reads. Although the district has one middle school — Ronald McNair at 2033 Pulgas Ave. in East Palo Alto — many sixth- through eighth-graders attend school on K-8 campuses. Under the proposal, all other district schools — Belle Haven, Brentwood Academy, Costano Elementary, Los Robles and Willow Oaks — would encompass transitional kindergarten (TK) through fifth grade, according to the statement. Los Robles would continue as the district’s Dual Immersion Magnet Academy but would shift to serve TK-5 students and move to the current Ronald McNair site. Hernandez-Goff has emphasized that the district will not be

moving forward with such a plan until a comprehensive outreach campaign is conducted with community members, parents and other stakeholders. Their feedback will be incorporated into the district’s facilities master plan, she said. “Even once the listening campaign is completed and stakeholder input is taken into account, it would still take several years to fully implement the initial reconfiguration concepts that are now being evaluated,” she said in a statement. Ravenswood will be working with One East Palo Alto’s Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) collaborative, facilitated by Executive Director Faye McNair-Knox, to conduct the outreach. Q Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@ • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 9



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California Avenue work set to stretch until March


Palo Alto’s reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now expected to stretch until March 2015. City Manager James Keene informed the City Council of the delay Monday. The construction project, he said, is now at about the halfway point and the contractor is “making good progress.� But because of complications having to do with the replacement of a water main under the street, work is now expected to take an extra three months. Keene told the Weekly that the water pipe was 75 years old and was located very close to the gas line, so “plans had to be significantly altered and re-routed.� The $6.9 million project, which started in March after years of public hearings and intense opposition from a group of area merchants, entails the widening of sidewalks and reduction of lanes from four to two. The city also plans to replace all street furniture, reconstruct the plaza at Park Boulevard near the Caltrain station and create a “flexible� plaza between Birch and Ash streets. The goal is to make the city’s so-called second downtown more pedestrianfriendly and economically vibrant, similar to University Avenue or Mountain View’s Castro Street. The streetscape project work is being performed by Redgwick Construction under a contract the council approved in February. Q — Gennady Sheyner





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Police have arrested an instructor from a martial-arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to kiss a longtime student and part-time employee when she was 17 years old. Police are now releasing the information to find out if additional victims exist, though they are currently unaware of any others, according to a department press release. Mountain View resident Jorge Alberto Tejada, 39, self-surrendered to the Santa Clara County Main Jail on a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 14. He had been an instructor at Hiruko Wellness at 2741 Middlefield Road and taught the victim taekwondo since she was 11 years old, police said. According to the studio’s website, he co-founded the center with Executive Director Natalia Gabrea Tejada. Police learned of the alleged incident this May, when the victim — who is now an adult — called police to report what had happened. She told officers that she had been taking classes from Tejada for years and had also become a part-time employee at Hiruko Wellness. In late 2013, when she was 17, Tejada allegedly put his arms around her and held her close to him while they were alone inside the studio, she told police. He reportedly then took her face in both of his hands and attempted to kiss her, police said. She repeatedly pulled away until he let her go. Police encourage anyone with information to come forward by contacting the department’s 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the police department’s free mobile app, downloadable at or Q — Elena Kadvany

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In a moment acknowledged to be three decades overdue, an enthusiastic City Council on Monday night officially dedicated as parkland a flat, undeveloped and long-forgotten parcel next to Foothills Park to ensure the land will be used for “park, recreation or conservation purposes.� The dedication is in conformance with the wishes of R. Hewlett Lee, who gifted the parcel to the city in 1981. In a 7-0 vote, with Councilman Pat Burt and Councilwoman Gail Price absent, the council passed an ordinance specifying that the site will be used as parkland and endorsed a staff proposal for figuring out what to do with the land. The site, an extension of Los Trancos Open Space Preserve, had been lying in obscurity until 2012, when developer John Arrillaga privately offered to buy it from the city for $175,000. Arrillaga, who owns adjacent land, leased the parcel from the city between 1996 to 2005 to store construction material while building a home. The 8.3-acre parcel includes a half-acre site used by Palo Alto nonprofit Acterra for a nursery. In the coming months, city staff, the Parks and Recreation Commission and, ultimately, the council will consider what to do with the remaining 7.7 acres. Though the dedication guarantees the site will be used for park or recreation purposes, the restriction still leaves the city with a wide range of options, from walking trails to playing fields. Q — Gennady Sheyner



A roundup of neighborhood news edited by Sue Dremann


THE ICE CREAM MAN COMETH ... The Midtown Residents Association will host its annual ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1-4 p.m. at Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto. The event is open to all Midtown residents. PARK IT ... Want more shade trees, more benches or additional spaces for off-leash dogs? The City of Palo Alto is encouraging residents to fill out a survey on parks as it develops the Parks Master Plan. The plan to improve the city’s green spaces encompasses community interests of all kinds. The survey is located at CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES SCOTT ... The Palo Alto City Council honored Midtown resident Charles Scott on his 90th birthday on July 12 with a proclamation recognizing his contributions to the city. Scott and his late wife, Jean, helped create Greer Park and worked for years on its improvements. Scott Meadow is named for them. Scott has volunteered with various Scouts and Campfire Girls groups and tutors elementary school children. NOT QUIET ON THE ELECTION FRONT ... As reported last month, Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) has its calendar of meet the candidates events posted online. Board of Education candidate Ken Dauber and City Council candidate Cory Wolbach will speak on Aug. 23 and council candidates Tom Dubois and Greg Scharff will take their turns on Aug. 24. More are scheduled in September. Locations vary. The calendar of events is posted at Q

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New neighborhood tradition Palo Alto teens promote events to build trust and friendship among residents by Sue Dremann mriti Gautam has never been to a block party in her University South neighborhood because there hasn’t been one. There’s been no ice cream social or movie night or neighborhood picnic in the park, she said. But Gautam plans to change all that. She and a friend, Ariana Tindall, hope to start a tradition for their neighborhood — a potluck block party before the summer ends. There will be kids’ activities and something interactive for parents to do. And by event’s end, she hopes to know more neighbors, the Palo Alto High School senior said. “I know there are a lot of kids in my neighborhood, but I really didn’t associate myself with my neighborhood,” she added. Gautam is part of Caring Neighborhoods, a Project Safety Net initiative to bring residents together so kids feel valued and can talk to their neighbors when in need. The teens go to events and take pictures, which will be posted on the Project Safety Net website. Caring Neighborhoods was started by Terry Godfrey, former Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) president and a candidate this fall for the Board of Education.


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ONE HUMP OR TWO? ... Last month we wrote about how the City of Palo Alto was installing speed humps to slow traffic on Matadero Avenue in preparation for it becoming a bicycle boulevard. A contractor has installed five humps, but they exceed the city’s 3.5-inch standard, city officials told Barron Park residents in a recent email. Four out of five of the 12-inch-wide humps are too high. City officials are working to get the contractor back to correct the problem. Officials will convert the humps to more gradual 22-inchwide speed tables after a Barron Park Association survey found that residents preferred the tables by a margin of 2 to 1. Work will begin in early September, officials said.


Terry Godfrey, a volunteer with Project Safety Net, leads a meeting with teens, from left, Sean Phan, Albert Phan, Audrey Chen and Smriti Gautam about upcoming community events. The group has launched the Caring Neighborhoods Challenge to encourage engagement among neighbors. Twelve Palo Alto and Gunn high school students launched the Caring Neighborhoods Challenge, which encourages residents to host block parties, barbecues and other events between now and Labor Day. The neighborhood with the intergenerational event that attracts the biggest crowd will help cut the ribbon at the new Mitchell Park Library opening with Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd, Gautam said. The teens have been getting the word out. They passed out pamphlets at the Chili Cookoff in July and are making banners to display around town. Each Wednesday, they discuss their next strategy or make posters or other informational materials, she said. Gautam has learned the value of building community with mul-

tiple generations as a volunteer at the Lytton Gardens senior residences. “I got into it, and they were so cute and sweet,” she said of the Lytton seniors. “I’m really excited to go there. They’re always cooped up inside. We play bingo, and I try to take as many of them outside as I can.” Gautam also attended an intercultural party put on by the Midtown Residents Association this spring, and it made her want to be part of something bigger in her own neighborhood, she said. “The neighbors seemed to know each other for a long time, and there were a lot of people talking,” she said. Residents don’t have to go far out of their way, she said. “We’re not looking for extravagant, exquisite hosting. It could

just be getting neighbors together for snacks and drinks,” she said. But the events should be intergenerational. “Young kids tend to stay away from the older generation, but I feel like we should close the gap a little bit,” she said. To get a feel for the kinds of creative community building that can be accomplished, the teens have been attending, photographing and videotaping neighborhood gatherings. “I feel like this can help so that kids feel like they are not alone,” Gautam said. More information about the Caring Neighborhoods Challenge is at Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@


Historic home to be lifted and rotated Plan for Fowler House would create a backyard for prospective owners century-old house at 221 Kingsley Ave. described as an “anchor” of the historic Professorville neighborhood will be lifted and rotated 90 degrees to create a backyard for the prospective new owners, according to plans on file with the city. Woodside residents Max and Nahid Keech said their contract to buy the 4,600-square-foot house at the corner of Kingsley Avenue and Ramona Street, known as the Fowler House, is contingent on city approval of their plans. The plans also include construction of


by Chris a 748-square-foot guesthouse and a swimming pool. The couple seeks to rotate the shingled, Colonial Revivalstyle structure — currently facing Kingsley and set back on a 19,461-square-foot lot — to face Ramona. “By solving the lack of a backyard, you give incentive for people like me to restore the property and ensure long-term preservation of the house,” Max Keech told members of the Historic Resources Board at a hearing Aug. 5. “We believe the building can be moved,

Kenrick without damage, on the site.” The Historic Resources Board approved Keech’s plans on a 3-2 vote, with two members absent. The board’s role is to ensure that projects in the Professorville Historic District, roughly between Addison Avenue and Embarcadero Road, and Emerson to Cowper streets, comply with conditions for historic rehabilitation established by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Approval becomes final only after action by the city’s director of planning and community

environment, who is awaiting comment on the Keeches’ application for an Individual Review and home-improvement exception, according to Chief Planning Official Amy French. “I think this project is extraordinarily well-thought-out,” Historic Resources Board member David Bower said. “It’s tough moving anything in the historic district, and my concern is that we lose the character of the district by 1,000 cuts. But in this case, I think (continued on page 13) • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 11


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Closet. Her plan is to secure three years’ worth of financing to stabilize the program until sustainable revenue can be developed. The services themselves won’t change. “We plan to keep everything the way it is, for sure, and we’ll look for opportunities for the Downtown Streets Team to help and get job experience,” she said. Members of the Streets Team — homeless or at-risk individuals — beautify retail district streets in exchange for a stipend in gift cards, to help cover basic needs, case management and employment counseling, so they can find housing and work. Started in 2005 by the Palo Alto Downtown Business and Professional Association, the Streets Team under Richardson has grown and now has an $1.8 million budget and 145 team members in four cities. The Food Closet has a relatively small budget — about $50,000 a year — and serves about 75 to 85 people a day, five days a week. It provides 21,000 bags of groceries per year to homeless men and women and people who are barely able to pay their rent, Richardson said. “They are people who are at risk of homelessness. There are a

Executive Director Eileen Richardson leads a Downtown Streets Team meeting. Richardson will now be in charge of the Palo Alto Food Closet, which distributes groceries five days a week at All Saints Episcopal Church. lot of seniors,” she said. Richardson volunteered for the Food Closet for a decade before heading the Streets Team. “I fell in love with the people,” she said. Richardson has a high-tech, venture-capital background and was the CEO of two companies. The Food Closet is just one of four Palo Alto programs that InnVision Shelter Network has struggled to fund since the merger. The others are the Opportunity Services Center, a drop-in services center for the homeless; Breaking Bread, a hot-meals program; and Hotel de Zink, a tem-

porary shelter that rotates among churches and synagogues. InnVision Shelter Network has provided $587,536 annually from its other programs to cover the Palo Alto programs’ deficits, Zelkha said in July. Only the Opportunity Center has any dedicated funding, receiving $125,000 from the nonprofit Community Working Group for operational expenses, according to an InnVision Shelter Network budget memo. That program alone costs $641,060 annually. The City of Palo Alto provides $49,515 for all four programs. The annual budget for Hotel de Zink, Breaking Bread and the Food

Closet is $171,940. Churches and individual donors provided $50,949 in the last fiscal year for all three programs, according to the budget memo. Zelkha said it takes about four years to sort out a merger, and the organization has been looking closely at the Palo Alto programs for a year. Longtime volunteer and donor John McNellis said the lack of support by the City of Palo Alto and its residents is one reason InnVision Shelter Network is dropping the program. And while Zelkha said the organization remains committed to Hotel de Zink and Breaking Bread, Palo Altans will have to renew their commitment to these services, he said. “How wickedly underfunded we are at the (City) Council level,” he said. “These are wonderful public services that are being provided, and they’re not being supported enough.” San Mateo County and cities have financially committed to InnVision Shelter Network programs there, providing a broad base of support, Zelkha said. But that same support has not yet been achieved in Santa Clara County or Palo Alto, she said. Check donations to the Food Closet can be made to Downtown Streets Team Inc., with “Downtown Food Closet” written in the memo, and sent to 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 94301. Q

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it actually improves this building (to rotate it).” Joining Bower in support of the project was Chairman Roger Kohler and member Patricia Di Cicco. Bower’s colleagues Martin Bernstein and Beth Bunnenberg disagreed, however. “This house in its current location is almost like a gateway building (to Professorville) in the way it’s located. When I think about it being moved ... I think it loses some of its ‘grande dame’ character,” Bernstein said. Keech said the house will be moved in one piece by elevating it with hydraulic jacks, constructing a steel latticework structure with rollers beneath it and then rotating it. The house was built in 1902 by Marion Hall-Fowler, a wealthy transplant from Michigan who had come to Palo Alto two years earlier so her son, Frederick, could attend Stanford University. Frederick Fowler later married Elsie Branner, daughter of Stanford’s second president John Branner, and the young couple joined his mother in the home, according to city documents. Marion Hall-Fowler died in 1931. From 1938 to 1974, Stanford agricultural economist Karl Brandt occupied the house. Originally, the Fowler House

Mandarin is key to preparing them for a global future, personally and professionally. “Now we’re kind of struggling with ... how does she continue her Chinese skills? We want her to have that gift through her lifetime,” he said. Both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools offer Mandarin classes, but the parents all pointed to the detriment a three-year gap can have on students learning a foreign language. “You created something special and important for the district, and now is the opportunity to sustain that,” parent Matthew Kohrman told the board. “There are kids whose intellectual skills in this language could disappear. ... This is an opportunity for the connective tissue to sustain that, to pursue it and build a program that will be known around California

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Prospective owners are seeking city permission to rotate this 112-year-old Professorville house 90 degrees and to restore the house and grounds. included a carriage house and was nearly centered on a 50,000-square-foot lot, with ample space on all sides. But subdivisions by previous owners — one in 1975 and another in 1998 — carved out lots for two homes facing Emerson and another facing Ramona, taking about 60 percent of the original parcel. “Although the Fowler House site has been substantially modified, the Fowler House itself retains nearly all of its historic characterdefining features on its primary faces,” said historical consultant Seth Bergstein in concluding that the Keeches’ plans conform to the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. “The proposed rehabilitation design includes restoring the existing character-defining fea-

tures on the primary facades to preserve the architectural value of the property. This will enable the Fowler house to maintain its status as a contributing structure to the Professorville Historic District,” Bergstein said. Q Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@

and nationwide as one that works and that creates human beings, world citizens that make the community proud and go on as adults to use those languages.” Board President Barb Mitchell and Superintendent Max McGee both said they would discuss the topic in the coming weeks and follow up with the parents. “We talked yesterday about preparing students for careers that don’t exist and how they need to be prepared not just for global competition but, frankly, global collaboration,” said McGee, who spent last year as head of an international school with 20 Chinese and 20 American students. “It is important to sustain it,” he added. “All of you made good points. We’ll take it under consideration and act quickly on it.” Q LET’S DISCUSS: Read the latest local news headlines and talk about the issues at Town Square at

Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week COUNCIL APPOINTED OFFICERS COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to review the CAO evaluation process and hold a closed session with the city’s consultant, Sherry Lund, to discuss the city’s labor negotiations with the four council-appointed officers. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss proposed school district goals for the 2014-15 school year, consider several construction contract and human-resource items and also consider a proposed resolution to endorse legislation repealing a recently imposed cap on school district reserves. Following a 5:30 p.m. closed session in which the board will discuss employee discipline and contract issues, the public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave. CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to conduct a performance evaluation for the city attorney. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to review the guiding principles for the design competition for the proposed bike bridge over Highway 101. The commission also plans to discuss the Comprehensive Plan update; hear a summary on the capital-improvement plan; recommend approval of a park-improvement ordinance for Bowden Park; and hear an update on the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ... The commission plans to discuss planned improvements on Embarcadero Road, near Town and Country Village and Palo Alto High School, and consider reforms to the “planned community” zoning process. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMISSION ... The council plans to hear an update on the Library Strategic Planning Process and discuss its upcoming joint meeting with the City Council. The meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 13



CityView A round-up

of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (Aug. 18)

Parking: The council directed staff to issue a request for proposals for technology updates for local garages, including parking guidance systems and access and revenue controls. Yes: Berman, Holman, Klein, Kniss, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd Absent: Burt, Price Park: The council voted to dedicate as parkland a 7.7-acre parcel of land next to Foothills Park. Yes: Berman, Holman, Klein, Kniss, Scharff, Schmid, Shepherd Absent: Burt, Price

Council Finance Committee (Aug. 19)

Auditor: The committee recommended revisions to the Municipal Code updating the roles of City Auditor and the Administrative Services Department. Yes: Berman, Holman, Kniss Absent: Burt


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2275 Amherst St.: The board voted to recommend approval of a proposal by board member Margaret Wimmer on behalf of Ken DeLeon to alter a historic building at 2275 Amherst St. Conditions of approval include a requirement that any dramatic changes to the project resulting from the structural upgrade to return to the board. Yes: Bower, DiCicco, Kohler No: Bunnenberg Absent: Bernstein, Makinen

Architectural Review Board (Aug. 21)

385 Sherman Ave.: The board approved the proposed design for 385 Sherman Ave., a 55,465-square-foot building with office space and four residential units. Yes: Lippert, Malone Prichard, Popp No: Gooyer, Lew 250 Hamilton Ave.:The board voted to approve a signage program for City Hall. Yes: Gooyer, Lew, Lippert, Popp No: Malone Prichard

Online This Week

These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to www.PaloAlto

Volunteers build playground in one day A new playground at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto — constructed by volunteers Wednesday in all of six hours — will give more than 3,200 children a new place to play. (Posted Aug. 21, 9:45 a.m.)

Billing errors lead to higher assessments A “clerical error� has resulted in the City of Palo Alto sending incorrect bills to downtown businesses as part of their assessment for the Business Improvement District -- a mistake that the city is now trying to solve. (Posted Aug. 21, 9:23 a.m.)

Four charged with perjury in ‘Sunny Day’ Four people who testified in cases relating to the San Mateo County District Attorney Office’s “Operation Sunny Day� case, under which 16 alleged members of three East Palo Alto gangs were arrested for a string of violent crimes, were arraigned this week on perjury charges, according to the district attorney’s office. (Posted Aug. 20, 9:21 a.m.)

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The City of Palo Alto will appeal a recent ruling by the Public Employment Relations Board, which has said that the city violated state law in failing to confer with the city’s firefighters union before placing on the November 2011 ballot a measure to repeal binding arbitration. (Posted Aug. 20, 9:20 a.m.)

Palo Alto contractor sentenced to jail A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge of grand theft and was sentenced to 60 days in county jail under a plea agreement accepted by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Mark Forcum on Friday, Aug. 15. (Posted Aug. 18, 8:13 p.m.)

East Palo Alto shooting leaves one dead An unidentified shooter opened fire on a vehicle driving in East Palo Alto Sunday night, leaving one person dead and three injured, according to East Palo Alto police. All victims are East Palo Alto residents. (Posted Aug. 18, 8:15 a.m.)

Trio allegedly robs, attacks man on bicycle Three East Palo Alto males, two adults and one juvenile, were arrested Thursday after they allegedly attacked and robbed an elderly man riding his bicycle near University Avenue and Sacramento Street in East Palo Alto. (Posted Aug. 15, 1:06 p.m.)

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Ed Samuel Arnold, Jr. was born in Findlay, Ohio. He was the middle son of Ed and Florence Arnold. Ed studied government at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1940 after serving as editor of the campus humor magazine, The Lyre. Ed, who was also known as Sam, Ned, Edward, and PapaSam, died peacefully in Palo Alto, California; the home he shared with his wife Margaret and family for more than 60 years. Ed married Margaret West on June 26, 1942, in Live Oak, Florida. Margaret has been in Heaven waiting patiently for three years and now the two can be together again. Ed is survived by daughters Heidi Arnold of Redwood City, Nancy Goodno (husband Redmond, deceased) of Seattle, Marti Alston (husband Chris, deceased) of Detroit and son Jas Arnold and his wife, Lisa, of San Diego. Ed is predeceased by his only grandson, Jesse Arnold. His only granddaughter, Meagan Olson lives in San Diego with her husband Dan. Ed’s Army service during WW II brought him and Margaret to San Francisco. After the war they settled in Palo Alto where he and Margaret raised a family of four. Ed worked as an investment advisor for a variety of firms, including J. Earle May & Co., Mitchum Jones & Templeton, Kidder Peabody & Co. and finally as an independent consultant. He was on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Security Dealers, the predecessor to the NASDAQ. Community service was a big part of Ed’s life. He was a Palo Alto City Council member from 1961 to 1971 which included three terms as mayor. As a political leader, he was able to achieve relative calm amongst the liberal minds of his constituents. His wry sense of humor coupled with an uncanny ability to maintain order was often applied to run the city council meetings of the sixties. Ed continued his public service as President of the Mayor’s Council of Santa Clara County. He enjoyed supporting numerous charities and causes focused on the study of Multiple Sclerosis, his church, and several health organizations. He was on the board of trustees for the Children’s Hospital at Stanford and was an emeritus advisory board member for the Palo Alto Community Fund. He also served as president of the Peninsula Kiwanis Club, and was active in the Cubberley High School PTA, and the Palo Alto Girl Scout Council. Ed was a member of the Palo Alto Club where lunches were often accompanied by lectures featuring community leaders and educators. He enjoyed the spirited dominoes competition which followed these luncheons well into the afternoon. As noted by the hospital staff, Ed’s sense of humor stayed with him all the way to his peaceful passing. A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be held at noon on Saturday, August 30th at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306. Ed and Margaret were founding members of Covenant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Palo Alto Community Fund, P.O. Box 50634, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ( and/or Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto, 94301 ( PAID

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Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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Violence related Assault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Assault and battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft undefined. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle related Driving with suspended license . . . . . . 9 False display of registration . . . . . . . . . 1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle accident/injury . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vehicle tampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Alcohol or drug related Driving under influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Miscellaneous Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Firearms for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Gang validations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


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Robert Schauer, who lived in Palo Alto for over 50 years, died on August 16. Born and raised in Hartford, Wisconsin, he was the son of Harold Schauer and Dorothy Goetsch. During his school years, Bob was active in the high school band and won two state music prizes. As a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, he played in the school band, which accompanied the football team to the Rose Bowl,in 1953, giving Bob his first experience of California. After earning his Electrical Engineering degree, he accepted a job with Sylvania Electronic System Laboratories in Mountain View and was sent to work in Turkey. As a part-time graduate student at Stanford, he met his future wife, Kay Smith. After his return to the US, they married, and soon left to work in Kaiserslautern and Frankfurt, Germany, where their oldest son was born. During their time in Germany, Bob and Kay traveled extensively, visiting most of Europe and the Mideast. In 1964, they returned to Palo Alto, and soon bought the home in which they still live. Later that year, their second son was born. The family spent leisure time backpacking, cycling, and playing tennis. They were also active in many progressive social causes. After his retirement, Bob worked as the Business Manager for Unity Church, overseeing the construction of a new sanctuary on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. In 1989, he and Kay jointly began a new career, running their own tax preparation business. In 2004, they retired and continued traveling, visiting every continent and making many close friends along the way. Bob was also a faithful volunteer for Canopy, always doing much more than requested, and both he and Kay were active Emergency Service Volunteers, particularly within their neighborhood. Bob also participated in the PAMF cancer support group for sixteen years. In 2013, the prostate cancer which had been in remission returned, and Bob left off traveling. During the time of his illness, he was visited by friends and family members, all of whom contributed to the happy memories of his last few months. Since January, a friend who played guitar came to the Schauer home once a week to lead a sing-along for Bob. Joined by his family and his many friends, Bob had a wonderful time singing favorites from the forties, fifties and sixties. Bob is survived by his wife, Kay, and two sons, Steve, (Ronnie) Schauer, of Needham, MA, and Mike Schauer, of Palo Alto and Thailand, and by his three grandchildren, Tom, Katy and Tori. He is also survived by his two brothers, Richard Schauer, of Ft. Atkinson, WI, and John Schauer, of Milan, MI, and their families, and by many cousins and dear friends. There will be a private celebration of life service for Bob later this year. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name can be sent to Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 attn: office of Philanthropy, giving or to a charity of your choice. PAID

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Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

Smiles, tears, memories Editor, I just attended our Paly High Class of 1974 reunion and am still excited about seeing everyone. What a lot of fantastic things have happened to our class in the last 40 years. There are doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs, musicians, architects and even teachers in the Palo Alto school district. The best thing is that everyone seems happy with their life choices. It was so great to connect again with all these amazing people. I am proud to say I’m from Paly High. The education we received provided the foundation for these life experiences. Thank you to all the teachers we had back in the early ’70s. It was also very sad to hear of all the classmates who had passed away. Their presence was truly missed. I hope it is not another 20 years before we meet again. And thank you to the organizers and those who called and emailed to get us together. Kathy Hall-Boyer Orangeburg Avenue, Modesto

City Hall remodeling Editor, What a terrible waste of $4 million! There was absolutely nothing wrong with what we had except the carpet needed stretching. The large open space of the lobby was an adequate party space and could have been used for conferences and even as an emergency shelter in case of an earthquake — but a life-size way-finding indicator?! Good grief! With that much money we could have fixed every broken asset in town, or built a homeless shelter, or firstclass teacher housing. Or, saddest of all, if we were looking for more

visual gratification, we could have put the $4 million with parks and recreation money to secure the priceless orchard on last year’s cause célèbre, the Maybell property, restoring the Betty Wright Swim pool, adding daycare and cutting the price for those will-o’the-wisp 60 senior units in half. The Council claims to want citizen input on decisions. Is this the way to start? Stephanie Muñoz Alma Street, Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a city Editor, In last week’s issue (Aug. 15), Pat Marriott addressed the youth in her letter “Ask the youth.” As a 30-year-old renter whose husband works in tech, I’d be delighted to answer: Q: Why do you think Palo Alto — or any of the surrounding suburban cities — will still be a great place to live with taller buildings, unending traffic congestion, lack of parking and crowded schools? A: When people drive an hour to work in Palo Alto because they can’t afford a house that’s closer, that’s not a suburb, that’s a city! But as long as Palo Alto denies this by refusing the residential and infrastructure increases that a city needs, our crowding problems will only get worse. Q: If you have children, will you still want high-density housing or might you want a back yard? Won’t you need a car then? A: My child has made more friends at the park than she ever could in an isolated back yard. And with the right bicycle attachments, I don’t need a car to take her on errands. The suburban lifestyle didn’t make my parents happy, so why would I want

it for my family? Q: What makes you think new housing will be affordable? A: Supply and demand. The new housing may not be cheap, but it might lower prices enough for people to live slightly closer to their jobs. Q: If developers don’t build affordable housing, will you subsidize it? A: If slow-growth restrictions were lifted so that developers could profitably build for anyone who wants to live here, specially designated affordable housing wouldn’t need to exist. Q: If you change jobs, will you move? A: It doesn’t matter because another family with similar needs would quickly take our place. Elizabeth Lasky Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Who’s paying? Editor, I no longer live in Professorville but continue to read about Palo Alto, the shuttle idea, costs for changes to the parking garages, etc. Four years ago I gave the City Manager and planning staff my list of “50 plus Ways” to address the parking problems being generated by the downtown development, a list that included each of these “new ideas.” But my question isn’t why it took so long, but: Who is paying for the studies and the implementation? Is it the public, the General Fund? I hope not since the property owners and developers have been given a $400 million subsidy over the past decade (the value of parking they were not required to provide under any logical zoning policy.) The parking garages are managed by a closed-session (no min-

This week on Town Square Town Square is an online discussion forum at Palo Alto to weigh uses for new California Avenue work now set Foothills Park land to stretch until March Posted Aug. 19 at 12:42 p.m. by Mark Weiss, a resident of Another Palo Alto Neighborhood: Making amends “It might be interesting to require a type of public service for leadership or stakeholders who drift outside the normal lines of discourse or procedure, in the form of requiring he or she or they to sit up there and greet us as we hike on by or picnic with our friends and families, a cute little type of atonement and reminder that the 250th anniversary of Spanish conquering of this area is coming up in 2019. It is zoned public facility, right? Awaiting the response to the Grand Jury report of June 16, 2014 ...”

Posted Aug. 20 at 9:20 a.m. by Jon Botelho, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood: Room for improvement “Didn’t the Utilities Dept. check the project plans and comment that there was a 75-year-old water line in the street? I recall that the initial delay was so that they could replace the old gas line. It seems as though the plan review process needs to be improved, which would not only help prevent delays but save a lot of money, as changes once construction is underway are at a premium price. Given that everything on Cal Ave is sacred to someone and it takes years to reach a decision, it’s no wonder utilities and pavement are worn out.”

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utes, no public involvement) group of private property owners out primarily to continue past policies and build even greater profits for themselves. Anyway, who will be funding these efforts, these projects? Isn’t it time for some payback? Meanwhile, the city continues to approve more projects with inadequate parking, and the hole gets deeper. Ken Alsman Sharon Road, Menlo Park

Pause and ponder Editor, While many in the Palo Alto community look forward to visiting the new Mitchell Park Library, it is hard to turn a blind eye to the screw-ups that have characterized the planning and management of its construction. Well, hard for us tax-paying, book-loving citizens. Apparently not so hard for some municipal officials. Upon completion, the grand opening will take place two-anda-half years behind schedule, and the enterprise will cost some $3 to $4 million beyond the initial bid. Additionally, the city will pay untold legal fees — and potential penalties — due to claims initiated by Flintco, the original con-

tractor eventually terminated for poor performance and now alleging fraud and breach of contract. City Manager Jim Keene is confident that “the struggle to construct the building will fade into history” once the public gains access to the facilities. Not so fast, Mr. Keene! This would seem an opportune time for City Council and staff to identify flaws in the process and make necessary improvements. To paraphrase Santayana, learn from your mistakes or be destined to repeat them. Jaclyn Schrier Alma Street, Palo Alto

Goodbye, downtown CPK Editor, I raise my glass in honor of the excellent staff at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in downtown Palo Alto. The restaurant is closing after 16 years, but the fond family memories from there will last a lifetime. Thanks to the CPK team for always making our family feel welcome, for serving delicious food every time, and for providing us with a go-to family night out in the neighborhood. Michele Lew Dana Avenue, Palo Alto

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Off Deadline ‘Parking’ becoming main battle cry of no-growth, ‘residents first’ movement by Jay Thorwaldson here’s nothing new about parking problems in and around downtown Palo Alto — except that they have grown more intense and spilled more and more heavily into adjacent residential areas. City officials are scrambling to provide relief for the neighborhoods directly affected, although no one seems exactly sure yet what can be done after years of buildup from intensification of commercial space in downtown. Such intensification comes both from new office/ commercial developments (more workers needing all-day parking) to more intensive use of existing space (meaning more shared offices and smaller cubicles). Some spillover extends beyond adjacent neighborhoods, as Neilson Buchanan, a former hospital administrator who resides in the Downtown North neighborhood, demonstrated recently to the City Council. Buchanan presented a color-coded graphic showing the extent of the overflow from the downtown core, with numerous residential blocks in the “red zone” of 90 to 112 percent saturation from cars parked by non-residents. The beyond-100 percent stats are from people crowding into spaces that shouldn’t be spaces, encroaching on driveways and other intrusions, he explained. Then there are yellowish-orange blocks where 70 to 80 percent of spaces are taken, according to specific counts by a neighborhood “parking squad” of counters.


Other colors show lesser degrees of impact, stretching east to Middlefield Road. Why would this local “saturation parking” take on citywide political significance as we approach a City Council election in November? I recently noted in a column (published Aug. 1 in the Weekly) that there is a rise of what might be called “neo-residentialists,” borrowing a term that dates back to major community-wide battles in the 1960s and early 1970s over growth. Those residentialists, some of whom are still active watchdogs, were roused by a series of proposals for high-rise intensive developments in different parts of town. Creating Oregon Expressway coalesced concerns in a bitter 1962 election. Traffic was the big issue at the time. It launched political careers, local and statelevel. But there’s a significant difference with today’s neo-residentialists. There seems to be a shift from a predominant concern about traffic to one about parking. Where do you put all those cars that folks drive to work, usually solo? Traffic is still a concern, especially as it has been reported that the city’s super-high jobs-to-housing ratio has grown to about 3.14 jobs per household, up from a high 2.4 jobs per household in the late 1960s despite much lip service to controlling jobs. Yet today, energy seems to be focused on alerting neighborhoods well beyond neighborhoods flanking downtown to the “saturation parking” threat. There is spillover parking from the California Avenue commercial strip, for instance, and in some other pockets. Traffic and parking impacts on the neighborhood were dual issues in the Measure D defeat of the plan for low-income housing

for seniors in Maybell Court. Veterans of Measure D have launched campaigns for City Council in November. So one proposal, approved last week by the City Council, is to create parking areas for downtown employees out along Embarcadero Road, near the city’s sacrosanct baylands preserves. A shuttle would move people downtown and back. That raises the ire of baylands protectionists, as well as concerns about the cost of running a dedicated shuttle service and whether such a service might cause other neighborhoods along the route to be impacted by “foreign” cars taking curbside spaces. Some propose building additional parking structures downtown, but the estimated $60,000 per parking space becomes a major factor, along with years of delay during construction. City staff members are restriping some curbside parking spaces in downtown Palo Alto to match today’s smaller cars and have created about 30 such “new” spaces recently, according to Jessica Sullivan, the city’s parking manager. She will be in charge of a new citybacked effort to get people out of cars, a process known by an impressively bureaucratic term of “transportation demand management,” or TDM, in addition to spearheading efforts to figure out the best solutions to a decades-old dilemma, dating back even to the early 1950s. The city is seeking consultant help. The City Council took a big initial step toward curbing the overflow parking problem in January when it unanimously voted to create a framework for a “residential parking permit” program that would end free all-day parking in neighborhoods. Details are still being hashed out. In past

years some neighbors have said they don’t want such a program adding one more hassle to community life. But things have gotten worse. There is still concern about how bureaucratic (or expensive) such permits would be. No one has yet effectively answered a key question: Where would those hapless downtown (or other commercial area) employees go to park? Would they become a new breed of “spaceless” roaming the streets? Carpooling? Vans? Trains? Buses? Hence the proposal for a shuttle to the baylands, or someplace else. And there are vacant spaces in upper levels of existing parking structures, Buchanan has found. And there’s a new concern: What if all those invading daytime parkers are from someplace else than the downtown commercial area? Are some spilling over from Stanford University, where new parking restrictions and fees have been introduced as a result of county approval of the university’s general use permit? Or they could be people from Menlo Park and other communities parking in Palo Alto to catch CalTrain’s “bullet” train, as it doesn’t stop in Menlo Park (not to be confused with the proposed high-speed rail streamliner). Neighbors, of course, can’t track license plates. But Palo Alto police or city officials could. Watch for some council-level discussion of tracking down who may be parking in Palo Alto, and what to do about it. Q Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at jthorwaldson@ and/or He also writes periodic blogs for


When does a startup stop being a startup? Asked at Philz Coffee on Forest Avenue. Interviews and photos by Christina Dong.

Liana Krakirian

Joe Gerber

Tico Ballagas

Barbara Gerke

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Barbara Drive, Palo Alto Student

Balfour Avenue, Oakland Business designer

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“When it no longer relies on its investors.”

“When you get over 60 people and you don’t know everybody there. ... When the culture starts to change.”

“When they stop looking for investment.”

“It’s not so much linear time. It’s how well you can get your product to the market ... innovate ... bring investors.”

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Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Princess Carolyn (left, voiced by Amy Sedaris) and BoJack (right, voiced by Will Arnett) in Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman.”

Move over, Mr. Ed: ‘BoJack Horseman’ gallops onto Netflix Gunn High School graduates’ animated series debuts on Aug. 22 by Peter Canavese


22. That’s when the world will meet the listless ex-sitcom-star of “Horsin’ Around,” a ‘90s familyfriendly monstrosity in the vein of “Full House.” From his manse perched in the Hollywood Hills, BoJack’s self-destructive “efforts” involve avoiding work and complaining he doesn’t have more of it. BoJack (voiced by Will Arnett of “Arrested Development”) has a figurative hole in his heart, making him secretly happy to have scruffy slacker Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad”) as a dependent perma-houseguest. The only ones likely to save BoJack from a couch-potato life of endlessly re-watching himself in “Horsin’ Around” reruns are the women in his life: Princess

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Gunn High School graduate Lisa Hanawalt illustrated the Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman.”

Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack’s feline agent and ex-girlfriend; and Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie of “Community”), the long-suffering ghost writer of his planned autobiography. Much to BoJack’s chagrin, Diane is dating Mr. Peanutbutter (comedian Paul F. Tompkins), an infuriatingly happy dog who once starred in a “Horsin’ Around” rip-off. There’s plenty of wacky comedy, but also an undercurrent of melancholy that runs through a serialized storyline tracking BoJack’s career and romantic letdowns. In an exclusive chat with the Weekly, creator Bob-Waksberg explained how this world of people and and anthropomorphic animal-people came together. “The idea really started with my friendship with Lisa Hanawalt, which is actually a Palo Alto story because we both grew up in Palo Alto, went to Gunn together, and stayed in touch all these years, and she’s an artist and I’m a writer. And we were looking for something to do together. And she draws these amazing animal characters. So I was going to a pitch meeting, and I didn’t have any ideas, and so I just grabbed a couple of her drawings, and I came up with an idea in the car about this sad horse character who used to be on a sitcom,” he said. But Hanawalt’s animal people and Bob-Waksberg’s ironic affection for cheesy ‘90s family sitcoms are only part of the story.

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hat if a washed-up Trigger was still kicking around Hollywood long after his hay-day? What if Mr. Ed had a drinking problem? Just such a surreal scenario plays out in “BoJack Horseman,” Netflix’s first original animated series, one intended for adults. This latest Hollywood horse is a Palo Alto-bred Palomino of sorts. If two Gunn High School friends — Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Lisa Hanawalt — hadn’t once sat around the Studio Theatre green room dreaming up kooky ideas together, “BoJack Horseman” would never have trotted into view. All 12 of the debut season’s episodes will be available for streaming on Netflix starting on Aug.

Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the creator and writer of the Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman.” After Palo Alto, Bob-Waksberg moved to New York (where he performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre as a member of the Olde English comedy troupe), then Los Angeles, where he got a taste of BoJack’s privileged isolation. “I was staying with some friends in this big house in the Hollywood hills. I had this tiny room in this giant house. And there was a rumor that it used to belong to Johnny Depp and that it was the third highest elevated house in all of Hollywood. I just moved out here — I didn’t really know anybody, didn’t have any friends — I just remember looking out over the deck of this house and seeing the city below and feeling like, ‘Oh, I’m on top

of the world. And I’ve never been more lonely or isolated.’ That was the impetus of the character of BoJack, to me: this guy who has had every success ... and everybody loves him, but he still can’t find a way to be happy,” he said. Both creator Bob-Waksberg and production designer Hanawalt (who also collaborated on the web comic “Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out”) have fond memories of their time together at Gunn, and acknowledge its influence on their sensibilities. Hanawalt found Palo Alto “a great place to grow up because intelligence, subversive thought and creativity were all encouraged, to a degree. I was a weird art kid for sure, but I also (continued on next page) • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 21

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felt well-liked and valued for my talent. I knew who Raphael was starting in middle school, because he was loud and funny, and he was really good in children’s theater productions,” she said. “As soon as we were in the same theater class in high school, me and Raphael and all the other funny kids become close friends. Raphael would make up voices to go with the weird drawings in my sketchbook, and we would invent fake TV-show ideas to entertain ourselves. Our drama teacher, Jim Shelby, was the most influential teacher I’ve ever had. He challenged me, helped me overcome my shyness and wasn’t afraid to tell me when I was being an idiot.” Bob-Waksberg echoes his friend and colleague in naming Shelby as an important, early influence. And he feels lucky that he grew up in Palo Alto and went to Gunn, he said. “I was a weird kid, but I always felt that there was a place for me. Kind of the standard line on growing up in Palo Alto (is) it’s very competitive ... and people are stressed out all the time. But I don’t know — I never got good grades, and it didn’t really bother me very much. And now I get to make my own TV show. Don’t worry about that, kids!” he said. But he had to admit, “It’s kind

of a trip. Every once in a while, I’ll pass by (Lisa’s) office, and I’ll say, ‘Can you believe we’re doing this?’ It’s pretty crazy.” The craziness extends to a supporting cast that includes Oscar, Tony and Emmy winners playing along with sublime nonsense. To illustrate the trippiness of his work, Bob-Waksberg recalled a particular recording session. “Keith Olbermann plays kind of like a whale version of himself. Or like — not himself — that’s mean. So, a whale version of a bombastic news anchor. And he’s really cool,” Bob-Waksberg said. Olbermann called in from New York. “Oh my God, that’s Keith Olbermann, doing my stupid lines,” Bob-Waksberg recalled thinking. “Then at the end of the record, we were like, ‘All right, now we need you to make some whale noises.’ And so here was Keith Olbermann on the phone going like, ‘Weeeoooo! Weouuu!’” “I was just like, ‘All right — this is an amazing job.’ To bring in these amazing, important people and make them do dumb animal noises,” he said. Add in optimism for a second season of “BoJack Horseman,” and there’s no chance anyone will be asking Bob-Waksberg, “Why the long face?” Q Freelance writer Peter Canavese is a Palo Alto Weekly movie critic. He can be emailed at

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rock, blues), 10:30 a.m.; Sweetgrass (original music), 11:45 a.m.; Jaeger & Johnson (folk), 1 p.m.; The Keller Sisters (Americana folk), 2:15 p.m.; Jayme Kelly Curtis (folk/jazz), 3:30 p.m.; Melissa Dinwiddie (jazz, ukulele), 4:30 p.m. Festival veteran Aryeh Frankfurter will perform Celtic harp and nyckelharpa all weekend at the corner of University Avenue and Bryant Street; accordionist The Great Morgani will play at University and Cowper Street from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. both days. All performances are free.

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Kenya Baker performs jazz and funk at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts on Aug. 24. Photo credit: Mark Kitaoka

Music Palo Alto Festival of the Arts People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just come to the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts for the crafts and food. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; good time for music and performing-arts lovers as well. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entertainment lineup for the Aug. 23 and 24 festival includes 21 performers on two stages, plus two additional street musicians. The roster includes rhythm & blues, jazz, country, Americana and pop rock. On Saturday on the Waverley Street stage, check out: Palo Alto Players (theater), 10 a.m.; Patrick McAuley & Friend (pop rock), 11:30 a.m.; Fenny & Rossi (jazz), 2 p.m.; Steve Kritzer & Michael Gaither (singer-songwriters), 4 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Webster Street stage performers start with New Oak Pilgrims (folk, country, pop, jazz), 10:30 a.m.; Ellen Silva & Island Dream (tropical pop), 11:45 a.m.; Dr. Wiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicine Show (blues), 1 p.m.; Steve Meckfessel (urban folk), 2:15 p.m.; Janet & The Purple Traders (blues, rock), 3:30 p.m.; Sezu (indie pop), 4:30 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup on the Waverley Stage includes Socorra & Friends, 10 a.m.; Joe Ferrara (folk, classic rock), 11 a.m.; Kenya Baker (jazz funk), noon; Blue House (originals and covers), 2 p.m.; The California Sons (Americana), 4 p.m. Sunday on the Webster stage: Peter Conolly (folk-


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The Great Morgani will perform accordion on the corner of University Avenue and Cowper Street on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts.

Baklava, anyone? From kabobs to konafa (an Egyptian dessert made of thin pastry strands, nuts and syrup), this Mediterranean and Egyptian festival offers a variety of food and pastries to tantalize the taste buds. If a trip to the pyramids is on your bucket list but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite afford it, this local immersion in Egyptian culture could be the next best thing. Egyptian art, a bazaar and Arabic music round out the experience. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fun includes face painting, games and a bounce house. The all-day event takes place Aug. 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. And the best part is that admission is free. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Taste of Egyptâ&#x20AC;? will take place at Archangel Michael & St. Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church, 401 Hudson St., Redwood City. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sue Dremann

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A&E Digest VHS TAPES NEEDED ... Got dusty VHS tapes taking up space on the shelf? The Palo Alto Art Center wants the tapes for artistin-residence Cristina Velazquez’s large-scale, densely knit sculptures, which transform trash into art. Velazquez will work with the community to unravel the unwanted tapes and knit them together in unusual knitting circles. The knitted tapes are turned into sculptures, which will be displayed at the art center sometime in late September. Donated VHS tapes can be dropped off at the art center at 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, during regular hours, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Velazquez is scheduled to be in residence at the art center Sept. 11-Oct. 7. Tapes that might have historical content can be donated to the Palo Alto Historical Association. For information on how to donate historical items, go to LAST CHANCE ... There’s still time to catch a few exciting shows before they close. Stanford Repertory Theater’s reenactment of Orson Welles’ radio play, “The War of the Worlds,” continues through Aug. 24, with remaining performances Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. Shows are at the Nitery Theater on the Stanford University campus. Thirty Douglas Brett sculptures are on display in the show “Primordial Beings” through Aug. 26 at the Oshman Family JCC, Taube Koret Campus, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. For more information go to Three shows at the Pacific Art League, at 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, will end on Aug. 28: BAYcentric, works reflecting the Bay Area experience; Smith Andersen Editions prints on loan; and Mobile Art Expo. For information go to BALLET EXPANDED ... The Pacific Ballet Academy will hold an open house on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its expanded campus. The ballet academy has added a new studio, and the open house introduces students of all ages to its programs, which are taught by former professional dancers from New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater and others. The event takes place at 295 Polaris Ave., Mountain View. For more information call 650969-4614 or contact director@

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hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something different about Gelataio, Palo Altoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest gelato shop and the first retailer to open at brand-new development Lytton Gateway. It might be the two faucets behind the counter, reminiscent of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,â&#x20AC;? out of which pour continual silky flows of milk and dark chocolate (in which employees dip wafer cookies, a traditional gelato accompaniment). Go see it for yourself if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe this reporter. It might be the visibly creamy rows of gelato â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from hazelnut and chocolate to saffron and kumquat â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that are made from scratch with all organic, as-local-as-possible ingredients in an open kitchen just feet away from the glass case the gelato is served from. But above all, it might be the sheer passion and commitment of a first-time food operator with no experience in the industry, but who loves gelato so much that she traveled to Europe multiple times to do her own hands-on research; attended immersion gelato programs in Italy; installed a test lab in her own kitchen to try out different combinations and methodologies; and spent a year and a half searching for a suitable space to open up shop in Palo Alto, finally doing so this month at 121 Lytton Ave. Christianne Mares, who originally hails from Mexico, says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been passionate about (read: indulged in) ice cream, but was mostly used to the American version until she spent a decade living and working in Germany, where gelato is more common. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so good, so creamy and so different than what I knew,â&#x20AC;? she said. Fast forward to some years later, after she moved to Palo Alto and met her husband, Jorge Borbolla. The couple had three children and she eventually decided to take a break from her career in the tech industry. An indulgent family trip to Italy in summer 2012 solidified her passion for gelato and inspired her

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to bring what she learned and observed there back to Palo Alto. That summer, the family â&#x20AC;&#x153;went from gelateria to gelateriaâ&#x20AC;? throughout Italy, visiting Florence, Lucca, Bologna, Naples, Amalfi and Sardinia. It was at first for pleasure but soon became more serious, the couple said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We noticed thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better and not so good (gelato), even in Italy,â&#x20AC;? Borbolla said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we very quickly started seeking out where we went.â&#x20AC;? What made the most critical difference, they said, was making the gelato fresh every single day, on site. Other techniques, such as how much fat to add (Gelataio recipes have 8 percent) or how much air to let in (the amount of air is what distinguishes gelato from ice cream, with gelato being churned at a much slower pace so as to let in less air than ice cream), Mares learned in her gelato immersion programs. Gelataio (which means ice cream man in Italian) is a merging of two worlds: that of traditional Italy, absorbed by Mares on these trips, and that of California, land of fresh, organic produce and a supreme appreciation of handmade artisan food. It fits well with Palo Alto sensibilities that have been applied over and over at local ice cream shops, but not yet to gelato. So inside Gelataio, customers will find chocolate gelato made from a special mixture of Toblerone chocolate, cocoa powder and other chocolates; pistachio made from a pistachio paste Mares made herself; and, if you caught it last week, a kumquat sorbetto made with kumquats from a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tree. Available sizes and prices for cups are piccolo (small) for $3.99 (up to two flavors) and regular for $4.99 (up to three flavors). A grande size ($5.99) is coming soon, the

menu reads. Get your fix in a piccolo cone for $4.50 or regular for $5.75. Take-home pints are available for $10.99. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also what Mares calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;alternative gelato,â&#x20AC;? such as popsicles (gelato frozen and then dipped in milk, dark or white chocolate), piccolino (adorable miniature ice cream cones that are filled with a miniature scoop of hazelnut gelato and then dipped in dark chocolate, then topped with chopped hazelnut, $3.15 each), gelato sandwiches ($3.99), and dairy-free gelato made with almond, rice or coconut milks. Four main flavors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut and mint chip â&#x20AC;&#x201D; never leave the menu board, and the rest change every few days. On a recent afternoon, the case was stocked with hills of creamy stracciatella (chocolate chip), saffron, peanut marzipan and cajeta (Mexican caramel, this reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite). There are no toppings besides the traditional wafer, which is dipped in your choice of either Callebaut Belgian milk chocolate or 71 percent dark chocolate from Guittard Chocolate Company in Burlingame). Everything is made in the onsite open kitchen. Mares even pasteurizes the milk herself before mixing it and blast freezing it (which creates a critically essential â&#x20AC;&#x153;crustâ&#x20AC;? of cold that protects the gelato from melting, holding the air and consistency at the ideal level, Mares and Borbolla explained). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s served at a temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit, rather than the typical zero degrees of a home freezer, Borbolla said. Down the line, you might see more unconventional flavors that Mares plans to develop (she tasted some savory gelatos in Italy that she loved), small one-serving gelato cakes and torta di riso, a traditional Italian rice cake. Despite all the abundant traces of traditional Italy, Mares said the shop is, at the end of the day, California-inspired. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the end, as inspired as we were by the methodologies and tradition of Italy, one thing became very clear to us â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and I really wanted to highlight â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that we have an amazing food culture here in California, and we have amazing fresh produce,â&#x20AC;? Mares said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt that we were actually far ahead of the mainstream in Italy as regards the use of fresh, organic ingredients. This was the last piece that was missing for us, and the element that rounded out the whole concept. We love California, and Gelataio is an expression of the best of both worlds.â&#x20AC;?Q

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Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig and Matthew Daddario star in â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Game Stands Tall.â&#x20AC;? movie without hyped-up drama, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Game Stands Tallâ&#x20AC;? has its fair share of soap-operatic emotional displays, climactically capped by a schmaltzy, manufactured, arguably absurd â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rudyâ&#x20AC;?style moment. Carter previously helmed the high-school basketball film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Carter,â&#x20AC;? also of local interest, about putting academics first. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little here about the student side of student athletes, but we do get a fictional running back (Alexander Ludwig) with an off-the-shelf jerky dad (Clancy Brown) that compares poorly to surrogate dad Ladouceur. Ludwigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character insists, when seriously injured, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only way Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going out of this

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UNTIL DEATH DO US PART ... Palo Alto author and artist Helen Park Bigelow has written a moving memoir and tribute to her husband, Ed Bigelow, in “Given Time: Living Our Last Months Together” (Fithian Press, McKinleyville). In a beautifully written story she retells, from diagnosis in Maui to final days back home in Palo Alto, the story of how she treasured their final days and coped with the changing medical status (with the help of family and friends). Many who lived in Palo Alto in the ‘60s and ‘70s will resonate with the description of times, people and places. The author published “David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back” in 2009, just before her husband’s death.

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FLYING IN THE FACE OF CONSENSUS Author contends that nearly half of political bent is genetically predetermined

by Joshua Alvarez “Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us” by Avi Tuschman; Prometheus Books, New York, 2013; 500 pages; $24.95 vi Tuschman may be on to something — or he bit off more than he can chew. The Stanford University anthropology PhD’s soft-spoken manners juxtapose with the strident character of his first book, “Our Political Nature.” The title’s ambition, rest assured, is commensurate with the expansive reach of the book’s thesis. However, the breadth (and length) of the work provides


‘Our constitutions could load the dice and make us more likely to lean to the left or the right.’ — Avi Tuschman, author, “Our Political Nature” ample opportunities for both enjoyment and disgorgement. Tuschman is a 34-year-old Menlo Park resident who since graduating from Stanford has served as the senior writer and advisor to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo. He also worked with a couple of multi-lateral development banks to mediate social and economic conflicts in developing countries. “‘Our Political Nature’ is the first science book on human political orientation. It’s the first book to tell the natural history of the left-right spectrums that define politics around the world,” Tuschman said in an interview. To be sure, he is not the first person to study the science of politics. But what makes his book original, and so boggling, is that it tries to link mountains of studies from fields as diverse as anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, political science, economics and others in an attempt to demonstrate his startling central claim: People’s political orientations across space and time are a product of three clusters of measurable personality traits — tribalism, attitude towards inequality and perceptions of human nature — that are in turn a product of evolutionary biology.

His conclusion has panache, too. “Anywhere between 40 to 60 percent of the variance in our political orientations comes from genetic differences between individuals. To be clear, that’s a measurement of the proportion of variance in a population between individuals. It doesn’t mean that half of your views are genetically inherited. Nonetheless, a substantial part of our political orientation has a genetic component,” he said. The book is the product of a 10year process that began in 2002 after Tuschman finished his undergraduate career at Stanford. “I saw first-hand in Peru the consequences of extreme political polarization. People were living and dying because of these radically different world views. I wrote reflections on what I observed, and I went back to Stanford and started studying different explanations for how people end up with such different political orientations,” he said. As Tuschman describes it, his thesis flies in the face of the social-science consensus, which stipulates that people’s political views are mostly a product of parents, teachers, culture and the environment. Tuschman does not deny that these factors play a large role, but he is convinced genetics do, too. “We’ve known for decades that there is a substantial inheritable component of political orientation. It was ignored because it goes against everything we’ve understood about the social sciences. I discovered that our constitutions could load the dice and make us more likely to lean to the left or the right. It became very clear that something very deep and biological is going on and that it needed explaining.” Therein lies the rub. The tribalism cluster breaks down to ethnocentricity, religiosity and sexual (in)tolerance. All three are interrelated but distinguishable. People who have ethnocentric (xenophobic), religious and sexually intolerant traits tend to be on the right side of the spectrum, and those with opposite traits (xenophilic, secular and sexually liberal) are typically on the

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Avi Tuschman proposes that political orientation has a huge genetic component in “Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us.” left. Tuschman argues that these is perceptions of human nature. traits have deep evolutionary roots Like tribalism and tolerance of based on our earliest primogeni- inequality, Tuschman claims pertors’ decisions to inbreed (repro- ceptions of human nature are also duce within a related group) or on a spectrum with “cooperative” outbreed (reproduce with mem- on the left and “competitive and bers of out-groups). Millions of self-interested” on the right. Tusyears of these different types of chman writes that the “modern reproductive decisions have natu- fields (of science) have objecrally selected for genes that code tively defined and measured alfor either tribalistic or non-tribal- truism and self-interest” and that “it’s time for political science to istic personality traits. The second major cluster, at- approach human nature from a titude towards in- scientific perspective.” He claims equality, also cor- the conservatives and liberals responds with the abide by different types of altruleft-right spectrum. ism — reciprocal for liberals and Those who are tol- kin-selection for conservatives — erant of inequality that are linked to different horand favor hierarchi- mones and receptors in the brain cal structures tend that are products of evolution. So what are we to make of to be on the right while those who are all this information? Tuschman more intolerant of bookends his thesis with pleas inequality and favor for people to understand the roots egalitarian struc- of political polarization. Liberals tures tend to go left. and conservatives are literally Tuschman argues different people and, if we are these attitudes origi- to believe Tuschman, ineradicanate in conflicts within our ances- bly so. Yet, he calls for people to tor’s nuclear families. Through “transcend the attitudes that still an evolutionary lens, parents and divide us” and for political modtheir offspring and siblings are eration to triumph. As with any tome that makes locked in constant struggle; children, in their fight to survive, de- large claims, there is substantial mand more resources from their room for heavy criticism. The parents than they are willing to logical connections between perprovide and siblings compete for sonality traits and evolved genes their parents’ resources. This con- remain tenuous, partly because stant struggle over the course of scientists have not decoded the millions of years led to the natural entire genome. Nonetheless, Tusselection of certain genes that pre- chman is optimistic that this will dispose us towards favoring either be accomplished in our lifetimes hierarchy or egalitarianism. (continued on page 32) Finally, the third major cluster • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 29

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and that these connections will be unequivocally established. Additionally, Tuschmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at-

tempt to â&#x20AC;&#x153;illuminate our true human natureâ&#x20AC;? is very problematic. After sprinting through 2,000 years of philosophical thought in seven pages, he unceremoniously shoves the entire discipline out of the conversation. He argues that

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Home Front FALL CLASSES ... Registration is now open for fall quarter at the Palo Alto Adult School. Fall classes include “Floral Design With Ikebana” (Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18, 12:30-4 p.m., Thanh Kosen Nguyen, $90, Greendell P-2); “Upholstery: Basic Techniques” (Section A: Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18, Section B: Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, each 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ann Laveroni and Kathleen Koenig, $215, Paly upholstering room 904); “Gardening in Fall” (Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Sherri Bohan, $65, Cubberley A-2); “Sewing Basics” (Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 7-10 p.m., DeAnne Appleton, $90, JLS Middle School, sewing room 140); “Fall in the Vegetable Garden” (Mondays, Sept. 15 and Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m., Candace Simpson, $40, Palo Alto High School, Room 1701); and “Managing Your Remodeling Project Like a Pro” (Tuesdays, Sept. 16Oct. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Mollyanne Sherman, $91, Paly Room 1706). Information: 650-329-3752 or FABULOUS FUSCHSIAS ... The Garden Club of Los Altos will welcome Dee Gardner and Al Sydnor to talk about (and sell some after the program) “Fantastic, fabulous and flamboyant Fuschsias” at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The group meets at the Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos. Guests pay $5. Information: TASTY VEGGIES ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free talk on “Tasty Bulb and Stem Vegetables” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. The talk will include tips (and recipes) for cultivating asparagus, celery, bulbing fennel, celeriac and members of the onion family. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or EVERYDAY CHEESE ... K. Ruby Blume — educator, gardener, beekeeper, artist and author of “Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy & Nut Cheese at Home” — will talk about “Everyday Cheese” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain

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group of large, stainless steel, kinetic animal sculptures from firsttime exhibitor Fredrick Prescott will populate Sculpture Plaza at the 33rd annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this weekend. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, the festival will showcase original works from 300 artists across the country, ranging from abstract to hyper-realistic. Displays include paintings, elegant sculptures, decorative ceramic pieces, mixed-media wall hangings and a stunning array of hand-crafted jewelry. Returning for a 12th year, the Italian Street Painting Expo will feature upwards of 60 artists creating chalk masterpieces on asphalt canvases. Attendees may also treat themselves to live music, a variety of gourmet food and fine wines and microbrews. The following offers a snapshot of some of this year’s festival participants.

Derek Voien Derek Voien held a bachelor’s degree in science and an acceptance letter to medical school before he realized he had more chemistry with art. He deferred medical school for a year because he was in the midst of research. He used that time to take a ceramics class at a local

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style, he began to enter art shows. Thirty years later, he still loves what he does for a living. Native American and East Asian influences feature prominently in his platters, vases, teapots, bowls, cups and saucers. “One half of the booth has a southwestern feel with warm, bright colors,” he said. “The other half is more organic and naturebased. People often ask if there are two artists.” Voien averages 12 shows a year. He prices his pieces from $25 to $2,000 to make his work available to as many people as possible.

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Christine Charter Moorhead community college. One class turned into two, which turned into three. “While an undergrad, my electives tended toward art more than science,” he said. “In retrospect, I could see that was an interest I always held.”

With the support of his wife, Voien decided to devote himself to art. He planted a kiln in his backyard and turned his garage into a studio, adding a potter’s wheel and related equipment. After a couple of years of settling into his personal ceramics

Christine Charter Moorhead grew up on a family farm in Arbuckle, California, where boys were expected to become farmers. “Because I was a girl, different opportunities were presented to me,” she said. “I wasn’t one of those people that dreamt I wanted to be an artist my whole life. Doors just kept opening.” She had a knack for arts and crafts, which she parlayed into an art minor in community college. But it wasn’t until later she found her calling. “I took a glass class on a whim because I had no previous experience,” she said. “I’ve done every kind of art form that’s out there, (continued on page 36)

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there,” she said. “It’s nice to give them another life.”

(continued from page 34)

Erickson Woodworking but glass is the magic bullet.” Moorhead has worked with glass for nearly 40 years, drawing inspiration from nature. She looks at trees, rocks and sunsets and sees future projects, whether they be doors, windows, screens, mirrors, lamps or bed headboards. She works 60 to 80 hours a week between her home and studio, completing hundreds of pieces each year. “People want original art,” she said. “My pieces may be similar, but they’re not identical.” Moorhead averages 18 art shows a year. Her pieces normally go for $500 to $5,000, depending on size and quality of materials.

Hayley Nolte and Scot Ray When Hayley Nolte and husband Scot Ray moved to Philipsburg, Montana, they noticed large amounts of scrap metal had settled in the area as well. They didn’t toss it — they looked for more. “I grew up in South Africa where artisans transform metal scraps into amazing artwork,” Nolte said. Inspired, she explored many kinds of visual art, especially papier-mâché. “But I wanted to do something more durable and enduring,” she said. Nolte picked up metalworking through instruction from her sister and, after an enormous donation of cookie tins from a lifelong collector, began a new chapter in her artistic journey. Nolte and Ray work mainly with recycled cookie tins and soda cans, creating an array of functional pieces including mirrors, racks and jewelry stands. Nolte is the primary met-

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alworker, while Ray handles the woodworking, creating the frame for each piece. “It’s not a high-tech process but a labor-intensive process,” Nolte said. “Like applique or quilting, but with metal.” Avid gardeners and immersed in nature in their everyday lives, the couple focuses on animal and plant motifs. “We’re just very attracted to the color and texture (of) the natural world,” she said. Anonymous donations of scrap metal consistently stock her supply. “There are a lot of metal containers out

Erickson Woodworking pairs raw California hardwoods with meticulous design to create refined, handcrafted chairs now included in the Smithsonian Institution. The business is best known for its “floating back” ergonomic rocking chair, designed by founder Robert Erickson, which has evolved over decades. Originally a student of dentistry, Erickson crossed paths with a furniture maker one summer in college and quickly developed interest in the trade. “It struck me as one step closer to the bone,” Erickson said. More than 40 years later, his furniture appears in homes and museums nationwide. His iconic fitted chairs are crafted based on a client’s measurements — or two clients’ measurements. “A couple can take measurements and have a ‘compromise’ chair,” he said. Erickson Woodworking will launch a new brand in September to accompany the addition of Tor Erickson, Erickson’s son, as a new partner earlier this year. “His skill set is complementary to what I do,” Erickson said. Specialization in custom tables has been the product of Tor’s involvement, Erickson added. Erickson Woodworking will offer chair fittings at its booth, as well as a selection of chairs to try. The wood and leather office chair remains a favorite: sophisticated European design that provides comfort competitive with the famed Aeron Chair. Q Editorial Interns Benjamin Custer and Christina Dong can be emailed at bcuster@ paweekly and

What: Palo Alto Festival of the Arts When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24 Where: University Avenue, Palo Alto, between High and Webster streets; Sculpture Plaza is at corner of University Avenue and Cowper Street Parking: Free parking is within several blocks of University Avenue, but attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The city will run its free Crosstown Shuttle from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days. Info: Call 650-324-3121;

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

East Palo Alto

1320 W. Bayshore Road E. & E. Camacho to H. Ramirez for $345,000 on 7/9/14; previous sale 2/05, $520,000 2216 Euclid Ave. S. & V. Raj to Z. Luo for $496,000 on 7/10/14; previous sale 5/92, $111,000 124 Green St. Escobar Trust to E. Escobar for $525,000 on 7/9/14; previous sale 2/05, $565,000

Los Altos

1034 Highlands Circle Ryan Trust to Anderson Trust for $1,960,000 on 7/31/14 40 Oak St. E. Johnson to J. Wood for $2,750,000 on 7/29/14 2706 Ramos Court B. & T. Sloan to P. Gelbman for $1,902,000 on 7/30/14; previous sale 6/05, $1,205,000 2700 Wasatch Drive T. & G. Davis to C. Debardeleben for $1,675,000 on 8/1/14; previous sale 12/97, $492,500

Los Altos Hills

26650 St. Francis Road N. Austin to M. Zhang for $2,250,000 on 7/31/14

Menlo Park

511 Market Place K. Williams to G. Gray for $620,000 on 7/11/14; previous sale 6/12, $220,000 216 Robin Way Luck Trust to D. Patibandla for $1,700,000 on 7/11/14 202 Sand Hill Circle Lonergan Trust to P. & M. Egbert for $1,750,000 on 7/10/14; previous


to R. Chang for $1,225,000 on 7/30/14; previous sale 4/02, $529,000


Mountain View

Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $345,000 Highest sales price: $525,000

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 12 Lowest sales price: $396,000 Highest sales price: $1,750,000

Los Altos

Palo Alto

Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $1,675,000 Highest sales price: $2,750,000

Total sales reported: 8 Lowest sales price: $900,000 Highest sales price: $2,695,000

Los Altos Hills

Redwood City

Total sales reported: 1 Lowest sales price: $2,250,000 Highest sales price: $2,250,000

Total sales reported: 10 Lowest sales price: $730,000 Highest sales price: $2,900,000 Source: California REsource

Menlo Park Total sales reported: 4 Lowest sales price: $620,000 Highest sales price: $1,750,000 sale 6/10, $1,210,000 1691 Stone Pine Lane Olson Trust to Bloom Trust for $1,500,000 on 7/11/14; previous sale 1/77, $112,000

Mountain View 1031 Crestview Drive #218 T. McMinn to K. Raizada for $470,000 on 7/30/14; previous sale 4/13, $355,000 1363 Cuernavaca Circulo G. Pretti to D. & N. Zandman for $1,185,000 on 7/29/14; previous sale 9/88, $330,000 183 Del Medio Ave. #212 Lefever Mattson Inc. to S. Lande for $396,000 on 7/30/14; previous sale 4/07, $359,500 534 Devonshire Court H. Kang to P. Lin for $1,180,000 on 7/31/14; previous sale 8/03, $613,000 689 Leong Drive C. & S. Smith to A. Neville-Jan for $950,000 on 7/29/14; previous sale 1/99, $305,000

120 Minaret Ave. Tri Pointe Homes to J. Gantus for $1,100,500 on 8/1/14 26 Moonbeam Drive Schriner Trust to T. & K. Hricko for $725,000 on 7/31/14; previous sale 4/93, $214,000 195 Murlagan Ave. Torres Trust to R. Hamilton for $1,354,000 on 7/31/14 1920 Silverwood Ave. T. Henry to Y. Bao for $640,000 on 7/31/14; previous sale 11/05, $502,000 2272 Towne Circle E. & J. Uy to S. Nematbakhsh for $980,000 on 7/31/14; previous sale 6/05, $768,000 2452 Villa Nueva Way J. Rahimi to M. Chung for $1,750,000 on 7/31/14; previous sale 10/03, $750,000 308 Whisman Station Drive P. Ranganathan to H. Salama for $920,000 on 7/31/14; previous sale 3/07, $720,000

Palo Alto

904 Bryant St. Woo Trust to G. Alkey for $2,695,000 on 7/29/14; previous sale 11/04, $1,935,000 141 S. California Ave. #B302 Leighton Trust to Chu Trust for $1,103,000 on 7/30/14; previous sale 12/01, $429,000 3747 Cass Way H. & L. Kuo to V. Chang for $2,175,000 on 7/29/14 744 Coastland Drive T. & L. Heysse to P. Chau for $2,300,000 on 7/29/14; previous sale 4/12, $1,450,000 2040 Edgewood Drive F. & P. Farmer to L. Xiang for $2,300,000 on 7/29/14; previous sale 12/94, $380,000 500 Fulton St. #202 G. Aikey to Menon Trust for $1,115,000 on 7/29/14; previous sale 1/13, $905,000 2585 Park Blvd. #Z216 Morgan Trust to S. & E. Wilson for $900,000 on 7/30/14; previous sale 6/06, $655,000 4152 Thain Way Baugh Trust

760 2nd Ave. Gerritsen Trust to D. & D. Mefford for $830,000 on 7/11/14 473 4th Ave. Behr Trust to J. & L. Stone for $730,000 on 7/9/14 22 Bremerton Circle F. Thian to W. Tam for $1,120,000 on 7/11/14; previous sale 9/10, $726,000 215 Cerrito Ave. A. & J. Nealeigh to J. Sonstegard for $1,290,000 on 7/11/14; previous sale 6/04, $810,000 300 Commander Lane D. Yonemitsu to T. Honda for $860,000 on 7/9/14; previous sale 1/07, $719,000 886 Edgewood Road Michelson Trust to B. Walsh for $2,900,000 on 7/10/14 917 Edgewood Road B. Walsh to K. & C. Paulson for $2,000,000 on 7/10/14; previous sale 11/03, $1,100,000 2952 Hopkins Ave. Roberts Trust to V. & C. Tong for $1,075,500 on 7/10/14 1840 Kentucky St. Merkert Trust to R. & N. Glenn for $1,135,000 on 7/11/14 780 Upton St. J. Powell to L. Sabatini for $1,075,000 on 7/10/14; previous sale 10/09, $790,000


1492 Hamilton Ave. repair balcony off master bedroom, $75,000 957 Amarillo Ave. replace seven windows and three patio doors, $12,200 1921 Waverley St. remodel two bathrooms, $15,000 372 Creekside Drive re-roof, $10,000 3765 La Donna Ave. re-roof,


$7,500 997 Van Auken Circle replace beam due to dry rot, $5,000 490 San Antonio Ave. add pedestrian ramp and gate, $n/a 16 Crescent Drive re-roof, $20,000 1820 Channing Ave. remodel kitchen, enlarge laundry room, $15,210 535 Tennyson Ave. re-roof, $20,000 3616 Lupine Ave. remodel bathroom, $13,343 4237 Manuela Ave. rooftop PV system, $n/a 991 Lincoln Ave. re-roof main house, $9,500; re-roof detached garage, $1,500 430 Kipling St. addition of private offices, change shower to toilet stall, $n/a 550 Madison Way re-roof, $24,000 512 Thain Way replace patio slider, $2,915 1950 Newell Road add transom windows above French doors in basement, $n/a 719 De Soto Drive re-roof, $14,654 3639 Bryant St. install 18 rooftop panels, $n/a 3345 Kenneth Drive add stub out for future barbecue, $n/a 319 Middlefield Road install three retrofit windows in living room, $3,350 374 Whitclem Drive remodel hall bath, kitchen, $20,000 2125 Wellesley St. relocate accessory building on site and lower wall height by 3 inches to meet daylight plane, $n/a 884 Clara Drive remodel kitchen, bathroom, reframe garage roof, $39,377 177 Tasso St. revision to add foundation to areas of house lacking sufficient foundation, $n/a




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2979 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto Offered at $4,988,000 Stunning Hillside Contemporary Nestled in the Palo Alto Hills, this gated residence of 5,732 sq. ft on a lot of 39,824 sq. ft (per county) has 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 1 half bath. The home features a sunken living room with vaulted ceilings, marble fireplace, and French door access to the slate entertainment deck. Alongside is an open-concept kitchen, dining room and family room. The kitchen is fitted with Sub-Zero refrigerators, a 6-burner stove and grill, a top-of-the-line Bosch dishwasher, and Carrera marble countertops, backsplashes, and island. The lower level offers a cinema-style home theatre; recreation room complete with a wet bar, kitchen, and pool table; and mudroom connecting to the 3-car garage. Other highlights include walnut plank flooring, built-in speakers, and a Sonos wireless audio system, and nearby top schools: Nixon Elementary (API 955), Terman Middle (API 968), and Gunn High School (API 917). For video tour & more photos, please visit:


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Remodeled main home with 4 bd, 5.5 ba | 4-stall barn w/corrals ~5.13 acre creekside setting | Pool/spa | Tennis court 1 bd, 1.5 ba guest house | Portola Valley Schools | $9,950,000

MARY GULLIXSON 650.888.0860 License# 00373961

6 bd | 7.5 ba | 3 levels with elevator | ~1.15 ac lot Theatre | Exercise room | Pool and spa 2 Pavilions: One with Barbecue Kitchen | $14,980,000

BRENT GULLIXSON 650.888.4898 License# 01329216 Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Square footage and/or acreage information contained herein has been received from seller, existing reports, appraisals, public records and/or other sources deemed reliable. However, neither seller nor listing agent has verified this information. If this information is important to buyer in determining whether to buy or to purchase price, buyer should conduct buyer’s own investigation. • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 45

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Deanna Tarr and Jennifer Pollock supporting Peninsula Volunteers Inc, Rosener House (Kathi Minden, Florence Marchick, Mary Rached, Barbara Kalt, Pat Wilkinson, Darlene Woodson)

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4226 Suzanne Drive, Palo Alto Offered at $2,788,000 Elegant New Home in Palo Alto Orchards This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, designed and constructed by Silicon Valley Builders, is 2,335 sq. ft. (per plans) on a 6,000 sq. ft. lot (per county). The home is finished in hues of cashmere gray, with high ceilings in the formal spaces, silver leaf hardwood floors, Caesarstone countertops, and glass basins in the baths. The master suite has soffit lighting, a walk-in closet, and a sparkling and spacious bath. The great room is comprised of a family room, casual dining area, and kitchen fitted with Thermador appliances. Through a glass door, the family room leads out to the entertainment patio and firepit. The brand new grounds feature a French drainage system, and lush landscaping. Other highlights include a Crestron automation system, Anderson windows, and nearby top schools: Briones Elementary (API 941), Terman Middle (968), and Gunn High School (API 917) (buyer to verify enrollment). For video tour & more photos, please visit:


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Brand New on the Market! Open Sunday 1:00-4:00

One Bayview Avenue #3, Los Gatos Gorgeous home in the heart of downtown Los Gatos. Light, bright and spacious townhome. Approx. 2400 sq.ft. 3Bd, 3Ba includes many upgrades and designer touches throughout.

The private backyard is newly landscaped. A roof top deck offers stunning views. Award winning Los Gatos schools.

Andrea Meinhardt Schultz

Fabulous opportunity to live in downtown Los Gatos.

Offered at: $1,649,000

650-575-3632 DRE# 01196243

418 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto Original Mid-Century Modern Gem HIGHLIGHTS • Three bedrooms - Possible reconfiguration to four bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Spacious living room with walls of windows and vaulted ceilings • Separate family room • Large, private backyard with mature landscaping • Excellent Palo Alto Schools including Gunn High School • Centrally located near schools, parks, shopping and transportation • 1,545 square feet of living area • 7,000 square foot lot


$1,550,000 LISTED BY

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

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1473 Dana Avenue, Palo Alto Offered at $2,988,000 Lovely Crescent Park Home This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is 2,051 sq. ft. (per county) on a generously-sized lot of 7,200 sq. ft. (per county). The home offers a private master suite wing, and two additional bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom. The living and dining rooms enjoy expansive glass doors opening to the covered patio, while the kitchen features a breakfast nook, pantry closet, and nearby mudroom. The backyard is beautifully landscaped with colorful plants, lush lawn, and mature trees. Crescent Park is well-known in Palo Alto as a posh neighborhood with tree-canopied streets. The location is superb, just blocks to the elementary school and less than one mile to University Avenue, and nearby to the companies of Silicon Valley and Stanford University. Duveneck Elementary (API 956), Jordan Middle (API 934), and Palo Alto High (API 905) (buyer to verify eligibility). For video tour & more photos, please visit:


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Atherton Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $7,300,000 303 Atherton Av Elegant Georgian estate. 11,000 sf home on 1.13 acres with 8 BR incl nanny suite. Exceptional layout. 8 BR/8.5 BA Alice Wang CalBRE #01742652 650.324.4456

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $6,495,000 445 Maple St Beautiful New Construction in Crescent Park. Modern & sleek w/6,000sq.ft of living space. 5 BR/5 BA Tim Trailer CalBRE #00426209 650.325.6161

Los Altos $4,950,000 789 Manor Way EXCLUSIVE Outstanding new construction! Lots of impressive features throughout home! 6 BR/6.5 BA Rod Creason CalBRE #01443380 650.325.6161

Menlo Park Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $4,395,000 1865 Camino de los Robles Exceptional, turnkey Craftsman in quiet West side location. 3 car gar. Oak Knoll schl. 5 BR/4.5 BA Liz Daschbach CalBRE #969220 650.323.7751

Woodside Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $3,295,000 1170 Godetia Dr Luxuriously remodeled Spanish Colonial home on over a level acre with a tennis court. 5 BR/3.5 BA Steven Lessard CalBRE #01183468 650.851.2666

Palo Alto Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,700,000 669 Waverley St 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

Palo Alto Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $1,450,000 823 Altaire Walk Stunning 4BD/3.5BA turnkey hm across from JCC-w/pool, fitness, yoga.Outstanding PA schls! Liz Daschbach CalBRE #969220 650.323.7751

Woodside $1,450,000 Views, Views, Views on private estate approx. 3.5 acres. 3 BR/2 BA 650.851.1961

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Mountain View Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 Call for price 399 Hedgerow Ct Special cul-de-sac location. 4 BR + FR +Bonus Rm. Lg. attach gar on 10,000’ lot. 4 BR/2 BA Nancy Goldcamp CalBRE #00787851 650.325.6161

Santa Clara Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $780,000 150 Bret Harte Ct Bright, light and open. Quiet cul-de-sac location yet near shopping, schools & transp. 3 BR/2 BA

Mountain View Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $729,000 49 Showers Dr, Unit J215 Stunning remodeled Old Mill condo. 2BR/2BA end unit in great location! Brand new kitchen, new vanities, new carpeting. Elaine White CalBRE #01182467 650.324.4456

East Palo Alto Sun 1:30 - 4:30 $559,000 1982 West Bayshore Rd, #126 Lovely Condo Mins from PA. Enjoy resort style living minutes from FB, Google & downtown PA in spacious condo. 2 BR/2 BA Steve Bulifant CalBRE #01940157 650.324.4456

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BY APPOINTMENT PALO ALTO 6bd/4.5ba Spanish Revival located in sought-after Crescent Park. Extensive remodel in 2011. $11,995,000



BY APPOINTMENT PALO ALTO Beautiful 4bd/3.5ba, 3-level craftsman home in Professorville rebuilt and expanded in 2010. $5,300,000



OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY LOS ALTOS 15 Deep Well Ln Lovely 2bd/2ba home in spectacular Creekside Oaks location. Formal living room and den. $2,300,000



BY APPOINTMENT ATHERTON Completed in 2004, 7bd/8+ba home plus guest quarters. Las Lomitas schools. $9,800,000



BY APPOINTMENT WOODSIDE Beautiful 10.5+/-ac in superb location, building envelope approved by Town of Woodside. $4,750,000



OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY SAN CARLOS 3166 La Mesa Dr Large 5bd/3ba home remodeled to perfection. 1bd/1ba on first floor. Top schools. $1,895,000



OPEN SUNDAY ATHERTON 91 Fleur Pl 5bd/6.5ba 3-level home in West Atherton. 1bd/1ba guesthouse, lap pool and loggia. $9,400,000



OPEN SUNDAY PALO ALTO 136 Kingsley Ave Custom 4bd/3.5ba home built in 2000 on a gated 10,000+/-sf lot just two blocks to Stanford. $3,580,000



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399 Hedgerow Court, Mountain View A sweet spot!

Not far from downtown Mountain View and close to shopping, parks and popular walking and biking trails – this spacious home is move-in ready. Terrific floor plan with updated kitchen and baths, the home is over 2200 square feet of living space with an attached garage and 400 square foot deck on a 10,000+ square foot lot! The cul-de-sac setting near Sylvan Park is a very sweet spot! Please visit and see for yourself.

List Price $1,525,000

Nancy Goldcamp

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6+ Bedrooms 789 Manor Wy $4,950,000 Sat/Sun 9:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 325-6161


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1 Bedroom 25 Bishop Ln $1,525,000 Sat/Sun 1-4:30 Morgan Lashley Distinctive 464-9882

2 Bedrooms - Condominium $785,000 325-6161

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4 Bedrooms 830 Mohican Wy Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

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3762 Farm Hill Bl Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

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$1,700,000 324-4456

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$2,988,000 543-8500

418 E Charleston Rd Sun Midtown Realty

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$6,495,000 325-6161

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(650) 488.7325

$849,000 941-1111

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Michael Repka

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799 Glenborough Dr $1,695,000 Sat/Sun 1-4:30 Alain Pinel Realtors 941-1111


1 Portola Green Ci Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty

1185 N Lemon Av $2,895,000 Sat/Sun Intero Real Estate Services 206-6200

2708 Wasatch Dr $1,598,000 Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30 Intero Real Estate 947-4700

3 Bedrooms

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$4,395,000 323-7751

49 Showers Dr Unit J215 Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

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1865 Camino De Los Robles Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

2 Bedrooms - Condominium

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310 Bryant St Starting at $978,000 Sat/Sun 12-5Pacific Peninsula Group 323-7900

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208 Okeefe St Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

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4 Bedrooms 280 Family Farm Rd $9,998,000 Sun 1-4 Intero Real Estate Services 206-6200 555 Manzanita Wy Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

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5 Bedrooms 1170 Godetia Dr Sun Coldwell Banker

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128 Audiffred Ln Sun Coldwell Banker

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83 Tum Suden Wy $2,890,000 Sat/Sun Intero Real Estate Services 543-7740




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Bulletin Board 115 Announcements Pregnant? Thinking of Adoption? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families Nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6293. Void in Illinois/New Mexico/Indiana (AAN CAN) Louis L’Amour books new Holiday music original ringtones Pre-K & Kindergarten Dance REWARD FOR BOBCAT RETURN $2000 Reward for return of Bobcat Model 763, Serial Number 512212212 in working order. Solid tires. Factory attachment for backhoe. Bobcat was removed from construction site on Old La Honda Road, Woodside. Reward will be paid on return to Dependable Towing, 921 David Road, Burlingame. Rollins Exit from Bayshore. If you have information about this Bobcat please call (707) 447-3700.

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130 Classes & Instruction 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) 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) Medical Billing Trainees needed! Become a Medical Office Assistant! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready! HS Diploma/GED & PC needed! 1-888-407-7063 (Cal-SCAN) Instruction for Hebrew Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and Unaffiliated George Rubin, M.A. in Hebrew/Jewish Education 650/424-1940 Mixed level belly dance classes - $15/hr.

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

Piano Lessons in Palo Alto Call Alita at 650.838.9772

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Theatre Arts Interval school piano, voice, and acting teacher w/20 yrs exp. MTAC, SAG, AFTRA. “Line by line, take your time.” Dntn. MP. 650/281-3339

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140 Lost & Found $2,000 Reward For return of Bobcat model 763, serial #512212212. Solid tires, factory attachment for backhoe. Bobcat was removed from construction site, Old LaHonda Rd., WDS. Reward will be paid on return to Dependable Towing, 921 David Rd., Burlingame. If you have information on this Bobcat, please call 707/447-3700


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Hiring Servers, Line Cooks, Prep, Dishwashers

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Interested candidates should stop by 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park


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Mazda 1993 RX7 - $2500

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Menlo Park, 637 Woodland Ave, Aug 23 & 24, 8-4pm Mountain View, 2511 Mardell Way, Aug 23 & 24, 8-4 2 family- Vintage jewelry, Furniture, Bikes-GT & Trek, clothes, household goods, bike rack, golf cart, skis (KT), HP printer, Infiniti speakers, bowflex & more Mountain View, 299 Mariposa Avenue, August 24, 8-4 PA: 826 Fielding Dr., 8/23, 8-3 Big backyard sale. Something for everyone, priced to go. x-Louis Rd and Moreno.

Kid’s Stuff 345 Tutoring/ Lessons

Reader’s Choice 2014

350 Preschools/ Schools/Camps

Member of Technical Staff, Sr. [Ref PCA78] to design and develop enterprise software.

We are hiring for full and part-time positions.

Sr. Support Eng [Ref PCA80] to debug and solve technical problems/ create knowledge base articles.

Servers, Lead Line Cook, Dishwashers

Summer Chinese Program Waldorf Homebased Family Program

Mind & Body

Smiles and energy a must! Please apply in person at

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403 Acupuncture

215 Collectibles & Antiques 1958 Blaupunkt radio cabinet - $375

220 Computers/ Electronics Acupuncture in Los Altos If you are bothered by any health condition and haven’t found effective treatments, call Jay Wang PhD 650-485-3293. Free consultation. 747 Altos Oaks Dr.


Technology TIBCO Software Inc. has the following opportunities in Palo Alto, CA:

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We work well with school schedules.

Reading Tutor

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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

Newspaper Delivery Routes Immediate Opening: Routes available to deliver the Palo Alto Weekly, an award-winning community newspaper, to homes in Palo Alto on Fridays. From approx. 1,000 to 1,200 papers, 8.25 cents per paper (plus bonus for extra-large editions). Additional bonus following successful 13 week introductory period. Must be at least 18 y/o. Valid CDL, reliable vehicle and current auto insurance req’d. Please email your experience and qualifications to jon3silver@ Or call Jon Silver, 650-868-4310

Sr. Operations Mgr, Engg [Ref PCA82] to design, implement and maintain systems and VM performance. Architect/Principal Eng [Ref PCA74] to design and develop integration products. Principal Support Eng [Ref PCA81] to supervise, support and improve troubleshooting and management. Mail resume to TIBCO Software Inc., ATT: C Ramirez, HR Mgr, 3307 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304. Must include title and Ref# to be considered and have unrestricted U.S. work authorization. No phone calls, pls.

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


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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) Trouble with 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)

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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)

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

715 Cleaning Services Isabel and Elbi’s Housecleaning Apartments and homes. Excellent references. Great rates. 650/670-7287 or 650/771-8281

748 Gardening/ Landscaping HOME & GARDEN 30 Years in family


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

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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 Orozco Landscapes All Outdoor Garden Needs Landscape Design/Maintenance Call Lalo (650)387-3981 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


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 801 Apartments/ Condos/Studios

Tired of Mow, Blow and Go? Owner operated, 40 years exp. All phases of gardening/landscaping. Ref. Call Eric, 408/356-1350

Menlo Park - $3295.00

751 General Contracting

Palo Alto Home - $4800. mon

Palo Alto - $4800/mon

805 Homes for Rent Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,400/mon Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $4800/mon Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $7300

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



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

767 Movers Sunny Express Moving Co. Afforable, Reliable, References Lic. CalT 191198 650/722-6586

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

(650) 575-2022

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

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Palo Alto, 4 BR/3.5 BA - $8995/Mo

809 Shared Housing/ Rooms All Areas: Lonely? Bored? Broke? Find the perfect roommate to complement your personality and lifestyle at! (AAN CAN) Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1500 Redwood City, 1 BR/1 BA - $1290 San Jose: Room Look for room in exchange. Willow Glen or surrounding areas. Cook, clean, household chores. 408/826-2080

815 Rentals Wanted 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: Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA 820 Hamilton Ave 650-494-9000 Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA

855 Real Estate Services Wanted: $100K 2nd Deed of Trust has $354K 1st. Home value $1M+. Tom, 650/327-5200. Pvt. party

995 Fictitious Name Statement 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 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) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 595014 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):

THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEBSITE TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM EMPIRE GRILL & TAP ROOM 651 Emerson St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON: 08/12/2009 UNDER FILE NO.: 527720 REGISTRANT’S NAME(S)/ENTITY(IES): EMPIRE FOOD GROUP INC. 651 Emerson St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: Corporation. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 6, 2014. (PAW Aug. 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5, 2014) BATES RANCH JANACA VINEYARDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 595203 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Bates Ranch, 2.) Janaca Vineyards, located at 6500 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): CHARLES BATES 1777 Botelho Drive, Ste. 360 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 LAURA KREITLER 3665 Scott Street, #303 San Francisco, CA 94123 Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/01/1978. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on August 12, 2014. (PAW Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 2014) NuWith Tag FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 595106 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: NuWith Tag, located at 477 University 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): CIELO BOUTIQUE INC. 481 Kings Mountain Rd. Woodside, CA 94062 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 August 8, 2014. (PAW Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 2014) ELEMENT ONE DESIGN STUDIO ELEMENT ONE ARCHITECTURE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 594928 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Element One Design Studio, 2.) Element One Architecture, located at 220 S. California Avenue, Suite 202, 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): CARLOS CASTILLO 4926 Vannoy Ave. Castro Valley, CA 94546 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 August 4, 2014. (PAW Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 2014)

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GETTING IN SYNCH . . . Palo Alto resident Chesnie Cheung won a pair of gold medals at the UANA Pan American Synchronized Swimming Championships over the weekend in Riverside. The seventh-grader at Jordan Middle School, who competes for the Santa Clara Aquamaids, recorded victories in duet, with Kaitlyn Hoang, and team events in the 12-Under age group. Cheung, along with Palo Alto’s Nicole Goot, also helped the United States 12-Under national team win the team title. Palo Alto High’s Elle Billman and Gunn’s Nicola Schmidt, representing the Santa Clara Aquamaids, earned a gold medal in the junior team event. The pair also earned a silver medal as part of the combination routine. the Aquamaids announced a development program that begins in September in Menlo Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, please contact coachjanetsca@

Friday Women’s soccer: Stanford at North Carolina, 4 p.m.; ESPN3

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Palo Alto’s Lily Zhang needed more than an hour to win her bronze medal at the Youth Olympics Games over Japan’s Miyu Kato in four sets.

A historic victory for Palo Alto grad Lily Zhang becomes first North American to earn an Olympic medal in table tennis by Rick Eymer


ily Zhang knew what was at stake. The recent Palo Alto grad felt the weight of a country upon her shoulders. The more she thought about it, though, the more she lost concentration on the task at hand. A few gentle reminders from her coach, Lily Yip, was all Zhang needed. In the end, the Olympian let her talent for table tennis take center stage. The result was the first Olympic medal of any kind by an American in the sport usually dominated by Asians.

Zhang defeated Japan’s Miyu Kato, 10-12, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 119, 11-8, in the bronze medal contest of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Kato entered the match, which lasted more than an hour, as the world’s fifth-ranked junior player, and was ranked 60th overall. Zhang, the top-ranked player in North America, had recently fallen out of the overall top 100, though she started the year ranked 67th. “Miyu is an amazing player,” Zhang said. “I was able to calm myself down by telling myself to

not think about the points. A lot of times I rush too much and then I keep losing more points. Winning here in China is an amazing experience.” The fourth game, in which she lost to even the best-of-seven match at 2-2, turned out to be the key moment. “In the fourth game, when I led 9-5 and then lost, I had started thinking ahead,” Zhang said. “I kept thinking that if I could win the game I’d be three-one ahead, a big advantage.” Zhang lost six points in a row, but then recovered in the fifth

game to win the first four points. “After Lily lost the fourth game, I told her not to worry, don’t play too safe, work harder and fight,” Yip said. “Both players focused on their backhands and they were a little afraid to use their forehands. I tried to encourage Lily to move to direction of the play and to be prepared to play long rallies because Miyu played very safely. So it was important that Lily was aggressive.” Kato drew within 4-3 when Yip called for a timeout and took (continued on next page)


Stanford takes to the road to open season North Carolina, Duke await the Cardinal on Friday and Sunday by Rick Eymer he sixth-ranked Stanford women’s soccer team opens its season on the road against a pair of powerhouses this weekend. The Cardinal competes at the UNC Invitational in Chapel Hill against No. 4 North Carolina on Friday and then plays No. 18 Duke on Sunday in rematches of recent NCAA championship finals. Stanford lost to North Carolina in the 2009 final and 2012 semifinals, and beat Duke in the 2011 final. Stanford is attempting to beat North Carolina for the first time, in a match shown live on Also, the Sunday match will be the first Stanford-Duke clash since that 2011 match in Kennesaw, Ga.


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Five seniors are among the nine returning starters, with defender Kendall Romine and forward Chioma Ubogagu back from the starting lineup on the 2011 NCAA championship team. Midfielders Alex Doll and Lo’eau LaBonta are two others who shared in the championship feeling. Senior forward Taylor Uhl, who led the Pac-12 in scoring last year, transferred into the school last year. Stanford got a lift by the return of sophxomores Stephanie Amack and Jane Campbell and freshman Andi Sullivan, who were in Canada last weekend, playing with the U.S. Under-20 women’s (continued on next page)

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LOCAL SCENE . . . Sophomore Danielle McCarthy scored a goal and recorded a pair of assists as the Menlo College women’s soccer team kicked off the season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Warner Pacific on Wednesday. Junior Jocelyn Aguilar and freshman Maddie Napier also scored for the Lady Oaks, who look to build on last year’s 11-5-1 record. McCarthy, who led the team with eight goals last year, has already matched her assist total from last year . . . Stanford grad Christen Press scored in the 77th minute to help the United States women’s senior national soccer team wallop visiting Switzerland, 4-1, on Wednesday in Cary, North Carolina. Press scored her fifth goal of the season and the 13th of her 25-game national team career. She controlled a ball just outside the penalty box and lofted a shot over the Swiss goalkeeper’s head. The ball glanced off the bottom of the crossbar and deflected into the net . . . Stanford junior Bret Bonanni scored five times and the United States men’s senior national water polo team were within striking distance of 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Serbia in the fourth quarter before falling to the Serbians, 11-9, Thursday on the final day of pool play at the FINA World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The United States will meet Australia in Friday’s quarterfinals . . . Recent Gunn grads Jack Jaffe and Anna Zhou, both of whom represent The First Tee of Silicon Valley, were invited to play in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in September.

Kendall Romine will help Stanford open the women’s soccer season this weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Lily Zhang (continued from previous page)

The Oaks are optimistic about building on last year’s 5-5 record Staff Report ade Hawkins took over quarterbacking duties in the third week of last season. The fifth-year senior has hit the ground running as the clear starter this year. Hawkins, who threw for 1,1442 yards and 14 touchdowns in helping the Menlo College football team finish 5-5 last year, will be behind center Saturday when the Oaks officially kick off the college season with a home game against Eastern Oregon at noon. “I know as a quarterback that it takes a while to feel comfortable,” Menlo’s second-year coach Mark Grieb said. “Having the spring practices and all summer to work with our core group of receivers has been great. He looks confident and has been really accurate with his throws. He’s as excited as anybody on the team about what we have this year as a group.” The Oaks hope to continue the momentum of winning their final two games last year into this season against the Mountaineers, who were 6-4 last year. The teams are meeting for the third time, and the first in 10 years. The schools have split their first two meetings. Hawkins will have an experienced group of running backs but a relatively inexperienced group of receivers at his disposal. The Oaks were fairly balanced last year, rushing for 1,844 yards and passing for 1,689 yards. The offensive line, led by junior left tackle Bryce Howard, returns in its entirety, giving Hawkins a sense of comfort. Even without its top rusher, Brandon Bell with 706 yards last year, Menlo should be set in the backfield with no fewer than five backs, including Hawkins, who rushed for more than 100 yards last year. Amjed Aboul-Hosn (23 carries, 136 yards) appears to be the starter, with sophomore Kenneth Markey figuring into the rotation.


Kong’s Hoo Kem Doo, who entered the competition ranked 27th in the world by the International Table Tennis Federation. Zhang needed 50 minutes to dispatch Belgium’s Lisa Lung in the best-of-seven Round of 16, 115, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5. “Her backhand is very strong, and it was not an easy match,” Zhang told USA Table Tennis. “I won the first two games but then in the third, I started to rush. After the third game, I played more to the middle but I think one of the main reasons I won was because I kept calm.” Thailand’s Tamolwan Khetkhaun gave Zhang all she could handle through three sets. Zhang took over in the fourth set to claim the victory, 11-8, 12-10, 1210, 9-11, 11-3. The match took 48 minutes to complete. Lily was under pressure,” Yip

Senior Wade Hawkins returns for a full season at quarterback. The Oaks graduated their top two receivers from last season, and lost 105 of the 150 receptions. Daniel Jones, with 22 catches for 22 yards, is the top returning receiver. “The energy has been great at camp.” said Grieb, a Hall of Fame quarterback with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League. “We’ve had excellent leadership from the veteran players and we’ve had a lot of very talented new players come in and spark the energy of camp.” Senior Brandon Soohoo and sophomores Ray Burney and Dylan Power will have to join Jones as Hawkins’ primary targets. Defensively, the Oaks will be led by senior linebacker Cam Grad, senior defensive back Ray Roach and sophomore defensive back Gabe Deol. They will be joined by several players with experience, including Connor Martinez, Edwin Martinez, Kaiiron Richards, and LeeRoy Richardson. Second year assistant coach Vince Freitas takes over as defensive coordinator. “I think he’s done a fantastic job as far as preparing our guys

to play,” Grieb said. “We have a lot of veteran guys that are playing great. Cam Grad looks nearly unblockable. And our cornerbacks are playing as well as I’ve seen them play.” There’s also a 38-player recruiting class, a number of which look to make an immediate impact. “If the hard work and effort that we’ve had in camp can carry over to the regular season, I think we can have a very successful year. I’m excited to see what these guys can do. If they’re capable of doing what I think they are, we’re going to have a pretty successful season. “Q

MENLO COLLEGE FOOTBALL Date Opponent Time Saturday vs. Eastern Oregon Noon Aug. 30 vs. Southern Oregon Noon Sept. 6 at Simon Fraser Noon Sept. 20 at CSU Sacramento 6 p.m. Sept. 27 vs. Webber Inter. Noon Oct. 11 vs. AZ Christian Noon Oct. 18 vs. Wesley Noon Oct. 25 at Dixie State 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at AZ Christian 7:15 p.m. Nov. 8 vs. Olivet Nazarene Noon Nov. 15 at Azusa Pacific 4 p.m.

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Zhang aside for a quick confidence booster. The talk seemed to help. Zhang won the next two sets, both of which were hotly-contested, to win the bronze medal. “During the time out, my coach told me to take a breather and not to be anxious,” Zhang said. “Mentally I felt good, I tried hard not to think of being up or being down.” In the end, Zhang was more up than down. “I wanted this medal so much, not just for me, but for my country,” she said. “I had to keep myself calm before the match and try not to think about it too much. I feel like I am floating, I am that ecstatic.”

ITTF editor Ian Marshall wrote that Zhang had come close to a medal many times. “At the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Championships earlier in the year, and in December 2012 in the Indian city of Hyderabad at the World Junior Championships, Lily Zhang had excelled expectations,” he wrote. “In Tokyo she was the backbone of the United States Team in the Championship Division; in Hyderabad, she reached the quarter-final stage of the Girls’ Singles event. However, there were no medals to show for her efforts.” Zhang, who speaks fluent Chinese, fixed that in the Chinese city of Nanjing. Her parents were born in China and both were on hand to witness the event. In Tuesday’s semifinal, Zhang dropped a difficult, 11-1, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6, decision to Hong

Oaks at home for season opener

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on Tuesday and hosts St. Mary’s in an exhibition match at 7 p.m. (continued from previous page) Saturday. After a season-opening road national team. All three have been trip that includes stops at Creighable to get a full week of practice ton (Aug. 29) and Nebraskain with the team. Amack and Omaha (Aug. 31), the Cardinal returns to The Farm for the first Campbell were starters last year. Sophomore defender Maddie of five straight games and its Bauer and junior defender Laura home opener against San Jose Liedle are also returning starters. State on Sept. 6. Stanford has The Tar Heels are 9-0-3 against been picked to finish third in this year’s Pac-12 preseason Stanford. The Cardinal coaches poll. never led at any point in Sophomore Jordan the all-time series unMorris was among 18 til Christen Press, now players named to the playing with the U.S. U.S. Under-23 Menís senior national team, National Team roster for scored in the 32nd minits five-day camp from ute of a draw in the 2010 Aug. 3-7 in Nassau, Baregular season. hamas. Nor th Carolina, At Menlo College, the which has won 22 naOaks open their season tional titles, also got Sean Kane on the road, playing three players back from the FIFA Under-20 Women’s Cup against Corban on Saturday and in Canada, including American Oregon Tech on Monday in RedSummer Green and players from ding. Seniors Sean Kane and SeMexico and New Zealand. Stanford senior Hannah Farr bastian Bosch, junior Nicholas also plays lacrosse and was named Krahnke, and sophomore Ryan IWLCA second-team All-Ameri- Onizuka will be counted upon to ca in that sport in 2014. Farr also help Menlo. was named Player of the Year in the Mountain Pacific Sports Women’s volleyball Menlo College, reigning Cal Federation and to the IWLCA All-West Region first team. Farr Pac Conference champions, opens scored 31 goals and had 13 assists its season Friday night with a nonlast year for a Cardinal lacrosse conference match against West team that advanced to the NCAA Coast Baptist College at 7 p.m. The Lady Oaks finished 19-7 tournament. Uhl is the second-leading active overall, reaching the opening scorer in NCAA Division I, with round of the NAIA National 48 goals. She trails only Illinois Championships. Senior outside hitter Courtney Stateís Rachel Tejada, who has 54 career goals. Uhl arrived last sea- Calicdan returns as a two-time son as a junior transfer from Min- First Team All-Cal Pac selection nesota, where she led the nation in and 2012 Cal Pac Player of the goals (21) and points (51) in 2012 Year. Sophomore setter Kelly Sung and earned NSCAA third-team All-America honors. Uhl scored is also back after earning Cal Pac Newcomer of the Year hon12 goals last year. Four of the returning players ors. Sophomore Courtney Wong were recognized by the Pac-12 also had a impressive freshman last season. LaBonta and Bauer season. “With Kelly and Courtney bewere named to the second team, and Ubogagu was honorable men- ing so new last year and doing so tion. Also, Bauer and Stephanie well and earning conference honAmack were named to the Pac-12 ors, I think coming back this year prepared and having a little bit All-Freshman team. more leadership and ownership of the team, I can expect the same if Men’s soccer Stanford beat Cal State Bakers- not more out of them,” said Menlo field, 1-0, in an exhibition match coach Atlee Hubbard. Q


Lily Zhang and American coach Lily Yip share a happy moment following the bronze medal game. said. “She was very strong mentally and she played with good control.” Zhang continues her table tennis career at the University of

California in the fall. The Golden Bears placed second in both women’s team and women’s doubles at the TMS College Table Tennis Championships in April. Q • Palo Alto Weekly • August 22, 2014 • Page 59

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