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Proposed law zooms in on surveillance tech Palo Alto ordinance would require public disclosures of new equipment, annual reports on deployments by Gennady Sheyner


alo Alto officials often tout the virtues of high-tech life. On Tuesday night, they focused on the downside: the difficulty of retaining privacy in a world of drones, body cameras and license-plate readers. To address concerns about new

technology, the City Council last year kicked off the process of creating an ordinance that governs how the city uses “surveillance technology” — a broad and somewhat nebulous category that includes both existing devices and those that haven’t yet been invented.

Councilman Cory Wolbach, who chairs the Policy and Services Committee, has been leading the charge on the issue. In April 2016, he co-wrote a memo with former Councilman Marc Berman and Mayor Greg Scharff calling for a surveillance policy to “maintain public trust, ensure protection of privacy and provide clarity for city staff.” On Tuesday, Wolbach and committee colleagues Liz Kniss and

Lydia Kou voted 3-0 to move ahead with an ordinance that aims to add some transparency to City Hall’s use of surveillance. Under the new law, the City Council would publicly vet and approve purchases of any surveillance equipment and any grant applications aimed at funding such technology. The council would also receive an annual report identifying every department’s use of surveillance technology,

including the frequency of use, the purpose and the outcome. “Members of the public have concerns about privacy in the modern area from many sources,” Wolbach said. “The question is: How do we ensure there is transparency for the public and the city utilizes best practices in considering, utilizing and adopting technology in order to ensure (continued on page 8)


Leadership exodus will reshape school district, again As summer begins, reorganization of staffing is underway by Elena Kadvany


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Bike lanes proposed, fiber optics planned for University Avenue City’s three-year ‘Upgrade Downtown’ infrastructure project kicks off next week by Sue Dremann


he City of Palo Alto’s multiple-year infrastructure and street improvement project, Upgrade Downtown, will launch next week with the digging of trenches on Hamilton Avenue. The three-year project includes replacing water and gas mains on key downtown streets, adding sidewalk ramps for people with disabilities, upgrading crosswalk signs to improve pe-

destrian safety and adding signage to direct motorists to parking garages. The project will also add fiber-optic cable underground along University Avenue and, potentially, two dedicated bicycle lanes, also on University. The city is continuing to plan for a six-story parking garage at Waverley Street and Hamilton, city staff said during a series of

public open houses this and last week. The work will take place on a block-by-block basis to minimize problems with traffic and parking and on retail businesses, city Utilities Department spokeswoman Catherine Elvert said. The project will start with (continued on page 9)

ith new principals starting at three of the district’s five secondary schools and new top-level district administrators stepping into an organizational structure that’s in transition, the Palo Alto school district is undergoing a behind-the-scenes transformation like none other. Only one regularly scheduled school board meeting next Tuesday and a board retreat on Wednesday remain for the public to learn the details and provide input on how district staff will be organized before the two-month summer break begins. Superintendent Max McGee — whose performance the school board has recently been evaluating in the wake of controversy over the district’s handling of sexual assault reports, including during a closed-session meeting on June 15 — told the Weekly he views the turnover as an “opportunity” to improve efficiency and effectiveness. McGee is in the midst of restructuring the district organizational chart to take advantage of vacancies left by two mid-year resignations and five departures of senior staff in the past year, in part by consolidating key district-level positions and creating new ones. He declined to provide the proposed organizational chart to the Weekly prior to deadline. Despite the opportunity for change and fresh perspectives, McGee said he’s concerned about the impact of turnover on

the district’s capacity to make progress on initiatives highly valued by the district and community, from improving the district’s handling of sexual violence to implementing a new social-emotional learning curriculum districtwide. “We’re going to redouble our emphasis on being more effective operationally and ensuring compliance,” he told the Weekly. “The turnover really represents an opportunity to ... make some of the best better.” Board President Terry Godfrey declined an interview request, saying she didn’t think she would be “helpful.” She did not respond to a follow-up request. School board member Todd Collins said he worries about whether recent staff turnover will harm the organization’s ability to drive long-term, needed change. The district has struggled, he said, to translate high-level priorities identified by the board and community into concrete action for students. “Getting that senior and middle organization straight is the key to that struggle,” he said in an interview. “That’s what’s at stake here.” Board Vice President Ken Dauber, however, war ned against reading too much into the district’s staffing shuffle, which he sees as natural in any organization. He doesn’t believe the turnover is reflective of any issues with management (continued on page 7) • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 5


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Overreacting to turnover can distort our thinking. Ken Dauber, school board vice president, on the Palo Alto district’s staffing reorganization. See story on page 5.

Around Town

STATE RECOGNITION ... Ada’s Cafe was selected by state Assemblyman Marc Berman as the 24th Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year. Representatives from the coffee shop went to Sacramento on Monday, June 5, where they received the award during a lunchtime ceremony attended by about 500 people. Berman recognized the business for its commitment to hire adults with developmental disabilities and its research in best practices to provide “meaningful employment” for them. The Palo Alto cafe operates out of the Mitchell Park Community Center, but also has a second location at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco and a catering business at a commercial kitchen on Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View. The nonprofit currently has 40 adults with developmental disabilities on staff. BACK TO WORK ... The City of Palo Alto has given fox researcher Bill Leikam (aka Fox Guy) an interim permit to continue his study of the gray fox in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, he told the Weekly on Friday, June 9. Leikam, co-founder of the Urban Wildlife Research Project, has studied the fox colony in the Baylands for eight years. But Daren Anderson, division manager of open space, parks and golf, told Leikam in a March 29 letter that officials thought he was getting too close to the animals. Leikam maintained that the familiarity of the foxes to humans is due to their living in an urban environment and proximity to hikers and others who use the Baylands. Nearly all of the Palo Alto foxes died due to canine distemper, a common cyclical disease that can infect fox populations. Leikam wants to study a new population of foxes as they recolonize from surrounding areas. He will meet again in November with the city’s representatives to potentially flesh out a longer-term permit, he said. SMALL SOLUTIONS ... Can small apartments help solve Palo Alto’s giant housing crisis? Members of the Planning and Transportation Commission considered the question on Wednesday, June 14, as they

offered words of encouragement — as well as concern — to a developer looking to construct a 60-unit building on the corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road. The commission voted on the proposal from Windy Hill Property Ventures, but members generally liked the experimental nature of the project, which is banking on a “car-light” lifestyle of the building’s tenants by providing about 40 fewer parking spots than is required by code and offering them a host of commuter benefits. Most commissioners supported the idea of building a multifamily complex at the site, though they also argued that the developer will have to offer all sorts of amenities and incentives to deter driving and justify a zone change. They also cautioned the developer to have a “backup plan” in case its vision of train and bike commuters doesn’t materialize. “Right now, it violates the Comprehensive Plan, it violates zoning, it’s underparked for residents, there’s no guest parking and it’s already a high-traffic area,” Commissioner Ed Lauing said of the project. “What’s not to like?”

MAKING THE AIRWAVES ... Palo Alto teen Zoe Lin is among the young classical musicians who will be featured on NPR’s From the Top, a program hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley. The 17-year-old cellist will be playing “Adagio, Op. 70 for Cello and Piano” by Robert Schumann in collaboration with O’Riley on the keys. The episode, filmed in front of a live audience at StrandCapitol Performing Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania, also includes performances by four other guest musicians and the York Symphony Orchestra. Hear Lin perform when the episode airs nationally on Sunday, June 18, at 7 p.m. Bay Area listeners can tune in to KDFC’s website. The episode will also be available online at CORRECTION ... In last week’s column, an item titled “School eyes inclusive playground” contained a funding error. The Palo Alto Unified School District will match funds from a $300,000 Santa Clara County grant to build a Magical Bridge Playground, Principal Amanda Boyce clarified.


Turnover (continued from page 5)

or working conditions. “Overreacting to turnover can distort our thinking about how best to use the resources that we have because much of this is simply natural as people progress through their careers and experience life changes,” he said in an interview with the Weekly. The district office staffing in 2017-18 will look different from the current year in several ways. An assistant superintendent for strategic initiatives and operations, a new position created by McGee, will assume responsibilities held by former Associate Superintendent Markus Autrey, who suddenly left the district in January, and Chief Student Services Officer Holly

Wade, whose last day in the district is June 16. Their positions will be rolled into the new one, according to McGee. The district planned to start interviewing candidates for assistant superintendent this week. District equity coordinator, a key position created by McGee just last year at the recommendation of the district’s Minority Achievement and Talent Development committee, is being eliminated. Equity Coordinator Martha Castellon, who was hired in 2016, is leaving the district at the end of the month. McGee is creating a new coordinator of academic supports position to oversee the implementation and evaluation of a districtwide plan Castellon developed this year to improve achievement for minority and low-income students.

Tracking the changes Palo Alto Unified’s top staff, positions have undergone turnover


Assistant superintendent for strategic initiatives and operations: TBD

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Scott Bowers

2016-17: Bowers resigns at end of school year; McGee hires Karen Hendricks to start July 1.

Assistant Superintendent for HR Karen Hendricks

Director of Elementary Education Barbara Harris

2015-16: McGee promotes Harris to chief academic officer, elementary.

Chief Academic Officer of Elementary Education Barbara Harris

Director of Secondary Education Katherine Baker

2015-16: McGee promotes Baker to chief academic officer, secondary. 2016-17: Baker retires; McGee promotes Sharon Ofek.

Chief Academic Officer of Secondary Education Sharon Ofek

2015-16: McGee promotes Baker to chief academic officer, secondary. 2016-17: Baker retires; McGee promotes Sharon Ofek.

Chief Student Services Officer (position consolidated into assistant superintendent for strategic initiatives)

2015-16: McGee hires Chiara Perry as special ed director. 2016-17: Perry resigns mid-year; interim co-directors named, to become permanent in 2017-18.

Special Education Co-directors Alma Ellis and Stephanie Sheridan

Student Services Officer Brenda Carrillo

2015-16: McGee promotes Carillo to director of student services. 2016-17: Carrillo leaves at end of school year.

Director of Student Services: TBD

Director of Research and Assessment Diana Wilmot

2013-14: Wilmot leaves at end of school year. 2015-16: McGee hires Chris Kolar.

Director of Research and Assessment Chris Kolar

Chief Technology Officer Ann Dunkin

2014-15: Dunkin leaves at end of school year; McGee hires Derek Moore in fall 2014.

Chief Technology Officer Derek Moore

Communications Coordinator Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley

2014-15: Kappeler-Hurley resigns. 2015-16: McGee hires Jorge Quintana

Communications and Community Engagement Officer Jorge Quintana

Coordinator of Academic Success Judy Argumedo

2015-16: McGee promotes Argumedo, gives her new title.

Director of Academic Support Programs Judy Argumedo *

2015-16: McGee hires Martha Castellon as district’s first-ever equity coordinator. 2016-17: Castellon leaves at end of school year, McGee eliminates position and creates new coordinator of academic supports.

Coordinator of Academic Supports, TBD

2015-16: McGee creates new Advanced Authentic Research program coordinator, hires Jeong Choe.

AAR Program Coordinator Jeong Choe**

2016-17: McGee hires part-time legal requests specialist, at end of year proposes making the role full-time to support Title IX compliance.

Legal Requests Specialist Komey Vishakan

2016-17: District hires interim Title IX compliance officer, intends to make it a full-time position; also considers hiring full-time Title IX investigator

Interim Title IX Compliance Officer John DiPaolo

Director of Special Education Holly Wade

Who’s in charge Palo Alto schools have seen changes at the top


Amanda Boyce, hired in May 2014

Barron Park:

Anne Brown, moved from Palo Verde in 2015-16 to replace Magdalena Fittoria


Chris Grierson, promoted from JLS in 2011

El Carmelo:

Danae Reynolds, moved from Escondido in 2015-16 to replace Chuck Merritt


Chuck Merritt, moved from El Carmelo in 2015-16 to replace Reynolds


Grant Althouse, hired in May 2014


Katy Bimpson, promoted in 2012

Juana Briones: Tom Jacoubowsky, moved from Jordan in 2016-17 to replace Lisa Hickey Nixon:

Mary Pat O’Connell, hired in 2008


Dawn Yoshinaga, moved from Greendell to replace Nicki Smith

Palo Verde:

Hillary Miller, named to replace Anne Brown in 2016

Walter Hays:

Mary Bussman, named in 2008

Middle schools Terman:

Melissa Howell, hired to replace Pier Angeli LaPlace in 2017-18


Valerie Royaltey-Quandt, hired to replace Katie Kinnaman in 2017-18, who replaced Tom Jacoubowsky in 2016-17, who replaced Greg Barnes in 2015-16


Lisa Hickey, moved from Juana Briones in 2016-17

High schools Gunn:

Denise Herrmann resigned in May, replacement TBD


Kim Diorio, promoted to replace Phil Winston in summer 2013


Associate Superintendent Charles Young

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Elementary schools

Changes 2015-16: Young resigns; McGee hires Markus Autrey. 2016-17: Autrey resigns mid-year, McGee later consolidates associate superintendent with chief student services officer position.

Chief Business Officer Cathy Mak

Chief Business Officer Cathy Mak

Bond Program Manager Bob Golton

Bond Program Manager Bob Golton

Director of Professional Learning Kelly Bikle

Director of Professional Learning Kelly Bikle *

Blue reports to Max McGee. Red reports to new assistant superintendent. Green reports to other. *Reports to Barbara Harris **Reports to Sharon Ofek • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 7


Surveillance (continued from page 5)

personally identifiable information is acquired and disseminated in the most responsible way?”

The proposed law is modeled after a surveillance ordinance that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted in June 2016. Championed by Supervisor Joe Simitian, the county ordinance requires county staff who want to

acquire surveillance technology to analyze its privacy implications; come up with “use policies” before the technology is used; and report back annually with results. Palo Alto’s effort to craft its own ordinance won praise

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Frontier Foundation, also lauded the city for moving ahead with the ordinance. He also suggested that the ordinance consider technologies that were not intended to be used for surveillance but were later repurposed for that use. “We think it’s important that surveillance technology be defined to include a technology that is used to gather information about the public, whether or not it was intended to be so used,” Schwartz said. While the city’s definition of “surveillance technology” calls out a few specific examples — closed-circuit cameras, cell-site simulators, biometrics-identification technology and facialrecognition technology — the law intends to also cover equipment not yet in existence. The proposed policy defines the term as “any device or system primarily designed and actually used or intended to be used to collect and retain audio, electronic, visual, location, or similar information associated with any specific individual or group of specific individuals, for the purpose of tracking, monitoring or analysis associated with that individual or group of individuals.” The committee’s unanimous vote means the ordinance will be going to the council for adoption later this year. Even as they supported the policy, both Wolbach and City Manager James Keene acknowledged its limitations in addressing public anxieties about technology and privacy. “We should be much more frightened about deployment of these devices in the private sector or by individuals,” Keene said. “And we haven’t even started talking about artificial intelligence.” Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

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Downtown (continued from page 5)

water mains on Hamilton, Everett and Hawthorne avenues, followed in 2018 by gas- and water-main replacements on sections of Everett and Hawthorne and along University Avenue. Fiber-optic cable will be added to University Avenue at the same time, Elvert said. Street improvements, including paving, striping and the flashing pedestrian signals, will be added in 2018 and 2019. The bike lanes on University and the parking garage have not been approved by the City Council, but if they are, the lanes would be striped in 2018, and parking garage construction would begin in spring 2019 and end in spring 2020, said Public Works Engineer Gloria Yu. The bike lanes would create a much-needed, safe east-west route for cyclists, Elvert said. To accommodate the bike lanes, the city would change diagonal parking spaces on University to parallel parking. The switch would make enough space to add a highly visible green-striped bike lane in each direction. Changing the parking configuration would remove 37 parking spaces, but parking spaces on side streets could be adjusted to add 15 parking places, transportation staff said. Before proposing the University Avenue bike lanes, staff considered adjacent Lytton Avenue, but additions on Lytton would require the complete removal of parking, Elvert said. The city currently is seeking public input on the bike lanes and the garage, both of which must be reviewed by the Planning and Transportation Commission and the City Council this fall. A Palo Alto survey of downtown workers found that 24 percent would walk or bike to work if there were better paths, trails and sidewalks, said Jarrett Mullen, Planning and Transportation Department planner. A little more than half currently drive to work alone. The garage would replace the 86-space parking lot behind CVS pharmacy with five stories of above-ground parking and one underground floor. The Lshaped structure would potentially create between 205 to 329 new parking spaces, depending on whether the garage has lifts — so-called “puzzle” parking that stacks cars, staff said. The city currently has 4,389 parking spaces in downtown garages and lots and on the streets, Mullen said. The parking garage would also include about 1,500 square feet of retail space along Waverley. The main streets included in the pipeline infrastructure project are: Q Hawthorne Avenue: Alma Street to Middlefield Road Q Everett Avenue: Alma to Middlefield

Q Lytton Avenue: Waverley Street to Webster Street Q University Avenue: Alma to Webster Q Hamilton Avenue: Emerson Street to Webster Q Bryant Street: Lytton to Forest Avenue Q Emerson Street: Everett to Hamilton

Major streets to receive street improvements, such as pedestrian-signal upgrades and re-striping include: Q Middlefield Road: Palo Alto Avenue to Lowell Avenue Q Alma Street: Palo Alto Avenue to Melville Street Q Emerson Street: Palo Alto

Avenue to Channing Avenue Q Hawthorne Avenue: Emerson to Middlefield Q Everett Avenue: Alma to Middlefield Smaller sections of streets scheduled for upgrades can be found on the project’s map web page at The city’s website for the project is at Suggestions and comments can be sent to or made by calling 650-329-2344. Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@

Online This Week

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

College Terrace Market opens The long-awaited College Terrace Market, which offers products from local food manufacturers and farmers, opened in Palo Alto on Wednesday. (Posted June 14, 6:04 p.m.)

City moves to extend pot ban Legalized marijuana may be the law of the land, but outdoor cultivation of cannabis will remain illegal in Palo Alto for at least another year-and-a-half under a proposal that a City Council committee approved Tuesday night. (Posted June 14, 4 p.m.)

New parking restrictions for Southgate


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CityView A round-up

of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (June 12)

260 California Ave.: The council approved the proposed restaurant for the ground floor at 260 California Ave.. Yes: Filseth, Fine, Kniss, Scharff, Tanaka, Wolbach No: DuBois, Holman, Kou Hotels: The council approved two Marriott hotels for 744-748 San Antonio Road/ Yes: DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Holman, Kniss, Scharff, Tanaka, Wolbach No: Kou

Council Policy and Services Committee (June 13)

Surveillance: The committee recommended moving ahead with a policy requiring council approval of all surveillance equipment and annual reports about deployments and results. Yes: Kniss, Kou, Wolbach Absent: DuBois Marijuana: The committee recommended extending the city’s ban on outdoor cultivation of marijuana and on commercial activities involving marijuana until the end of 2018. Yes: Kniss, Kou, Wolbach Absent: DuBois Cubberley: The committee approved the scope of services for a request for proposal that the city is issuing to hire a consultant to work on a master plan for Cubberley Community Center. Yes: DuBois, Filseth, Fine, Holman, Kniss, Scharff, Tanaka, Wolbach No: Kou

Planning and Transportation Commission (June 14)

Comprehensive Plan: The commission approved a 90-day schedule with six meetings to review the Comprehensive Plan. Yes: Alcheck, Lauing, Rosenblum, Summa No: Gardias, Waldfogel Absent: Monk 305 North California Ave.: The commission affirmed staff’s rejection of a conditional use permit for new Mozart School of Music at the First Baptist Church. Yes: Alcheck, Gardias, Lauing, Rosenblum, Summa Absent: Monk, Waldfogel Parking: The commission discussed the Downtown Parking Management study. Action: None 2755 El Camino Real: The commission held a study session to discuss a proposed four-story development with 60 small units on the corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road. Action: None

Architectural Review Board (June 15)

Residents of the Southgate neighborhood would be required to obtain permits to park on the streets outside their homes under a program that the City Council is scheduled to approve on Monday night. (Posted June 14, 1:27 p.m.)

Teachers get housing help The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced the investment of $5 million to create a home down payment support fund through a startup for educators who work in the Redwood City, Ravenswood City, and Sequoia Union High School districts. The fund will aim to help at least 60 educators buy homes near their workplaces. (Posted June 14, 9:51 a.m.)

Hobee’s sold to new owners The family who has owned Peninsula breakfast institution Hobee’s Restaurant for 43 years sold the business to two longtime employees, the company announced Tuesday. Hobee’s, which Paul Taber first opened in Mountain View in 1974, will now be run by Camille and Daniel Chijate, a couple who have each worked at Hobee’s for 28 years. (Posted June 14, 8:47 a.m.)

Students opt out of state exam For the third year in a row, high school juniors in the Palo Alto Unified School District opted out of the state’s new standardized test this spring at what appear to be abnormally high rates compared to other local school districts. Only 13 percent of Palo Alto High School juniors and 21 percent of Gunn High School juniors took the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam, according to the district. (Posted June 13, 2:30 p.m.)

Fire sparks in backyard home A fire behind a Ventura neighborhood home on Tuesday was sparked by a pinched extension cord and possibly spread from stored flammable liquids, Deputy Fire Chief Catherine Capriles said on Wednesday. Flames spread to a gazebo, hot tub and a fence. The outdoor structure and its contents were completely destroyed. (Posted June 13, 12:31 p.m.)

All clear after courthouse bomb threat About 60 people were evacuated from the Palo Alto Courthouse and the adjacent MayView Community Health Center on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat at the Court, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputy and courthouse officials said. (Posted June 13, 9:57 a.m.)

Two arrested for allegedly robbing cyclist A 20-year-old Newark man and a 17-year-old East Palo Alto juvenile were arrested in downtown Palo Alto on June 5 for allegedly robbing a cyclist of her purse. Police also suspect the pair committed a vehicle theft the day before. (Posted June 12, 3:11 p.m.)

4115 El Camino Real: The board held a study session on a proposed threestory mixed-use development with ground-floor retail, offices and seven residential units. Action: None 3200 El Camino Real: The board held a preliminary review on a proposal to replace the existing Hotel Parmani with a four-story, 97-room hotel. Action: None 2755 El Camino Real: The board held a preliminary review on a proposal to construct a four-story building with 60 units and one level of below-grade parking. Action: None

City pays $250K in accident settlement

Board of Education (June 15)

Police seek help in 2001 homicide

Learning Design Team: The board heard a presentation from the Learning Design Team on a preliminary proposal to start a school-within-a-school program at Palo Alto High School. Action: None Cubberley: The board discussed a staff recommendation to put out a request for proposal (RFP) to hire a consulting firm to develop a master plan for the redevelopment of Cubberley Community Center. Action: None

A woman has settled a lawsuit with the City of Palo Alto for $250,000 in a lawsuit she filed in December 2015 after receiving significant injuries caused by a motorcycle crash with a city fire truck, according to court documents supplied by the city City Attorney’s office. The city does not admit any wrongdoing, according to the settlement. (Posted June 12, 9:49 a.m.) A $100,000 reward remains in place as the Palo Alto police look for the public’s help in their investigation of the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Maria Hsiao that occurred downtown on June 1, 2001. (Posted June 10, 2 p.m.) • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 9


Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear an update on the Safe Routes to School program; consider approving a 4 percent increase to water rates; adopt a new Residential Preferential Parking program in Southgate; and approve the use of Community Development Block Grant funds for the fiscal year 2017-2018. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will discuss a districtwide equity plan and contracts for legal services as well as vote on a proposed 2017-18 budget and a design update for a remodel of Addison Elementary School, among other items. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave.

Turnover (continued from page 7) BOARD OF EDUCATION RETREAT ... The board will discuss goal updates, surveys, program reviews, board governance and board self-evaluation at an annual retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. HISTORIC RESOURCES BOARD ... The board plans to hold a study session on Stanford Research Park’s framework for historic-resource evaluation; and consider an application to replace the Junior Museum and Zoo building at 1451 Middlefield Road. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. BOARD OF EDUCATION WORKSHOP ... The board will hold a special workshop to discuss policies on evaluation/supervision, tobacco-free schools, emergency procedures and others at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave.

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Alma Ellis and Stephanie Sheridan, two interim special education co-directors appointed in the wake of Director of Special Education Chiara Perry’s sudden resignation in February, will soon be named permanent leaders of the department, McGee told the Weekly. They will report to the new assistant superintendent, who McGee hopes will have a background in special education to support that department in its efforts to implement long-stalled reform. A recent review of the district’s specialeducation services and culture by an outside consultant identified communication, trust with families and use of data as areas in need of improvement for the district. The review, which some special-education parents criticized as lacking itself, has

hung in the balance since Perry’s departure earlier this year. McGee has also hired a new assistant superintendent for human resources to replace Scott Bowers, who is retiring after 12 years on the job and 24 years in the district. McGee also plans to announce on Tuesday a replacement for Brenda Carrillo, who is leaving her post as student services director this month. McGee said the loss of institutional knowledge at the district office is not inconsequential, but he pointed to a “core” of remaining employees who maintain that, including Chief Budget Officer Cathy Mak, Bond Program Manager Bob Golton and Chief Academic Officer of Secondary Education Sharon Ofek. Since McGee’s arrival in 2014, several new district positions have been added. In 2015, McGee hired Jeong Choe, a chemistry teacher from his former Illinois school, to oversee his new Advanced Authentic Research program. The district last week hired an interim Title IX compliance officer, John DiPaolo, with a plan to make that a full-time position to report directly to the superintendent. Previously, Autrey and then Wade had doubled as the district’s Title IX officer. The district is also considering hiring a full-time Title IX investigator, and McGee recently proposed making a relatively new part-time position, legal requests specialist, full time to support Title IX compliance. At the school sites, three of Palo Alto Unified’s five secondary schools — Terman and Jordan middle schools and Gunn High School — and one elementary school, Palo Verde, will have new principals in the fall. In the last three years alone, Jordan has seen as many principals: Tom Jacoubowsky led the school on an interim basis in 2015-16 after Greg Barnes left for a district-level job in the Milpitas Unified School District. Jacoubowsky’s permanent replacement, Katie Kinnaman, announced in April she will be relocating to Texas at the end of the school year. Since McGee was hired in 2014, the 12 elementary schools have also seen significant shuffling of leadership. Half of the principals in place in the fall of 2014 are now in different positions, most as the principals of other elementary campuses. Collins said he’s confident the school district, as a large, “mature” organization filled with experienced people, can weather the turnover. What will be most important, he said, is finding the right people to fill any vacant or new positions. “Those are the decisions we’ll live with for a long time,” he said. Q Staff Writer Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@

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Palo Alto June 7-13

Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Outside investigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Possession of burglary tools. . . . . . . . . 1 Prowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vehicle related Abandoned bicycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . 5 Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lost/stolen plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Registration noncompliance . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Vandalism to vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . 6 Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/prop damage. . . . . . . 1 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alcohol or drug related Driving under influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Possession of paraphernalia . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous Disobeyed court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Man down. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Removed shopping cart . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Sick and cared for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . 4 Traffic warrant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Trespassing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Unattended death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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Theft related Abandoned vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Theft undefined. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle related Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . 7 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle accident/major injury . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle accident/prop damage. . . . . . . 7 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous CPS referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Info. case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Juvenile problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Located missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mental evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Resisting arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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CITY OF PALO ALTO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Palo Alto Municipal Code Section 2.28.070, that the City Council of the City of Palo Alto will conduct a Public Hearing at its Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California, to consider adoption of the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Copies of the budget are available on the City’s website at asd/budget.asp, the City’s library branches, and in the Administrative Services Department, 4th Floor, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. There is a $27.00 per book plus postage or $11.00 per CD-ROM charge for this publication. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, pursuant to Government Code Sections 66016 and 66018, that the City Council of the City of Palo Alto will conduct a Public Hearing at its Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California, to consider changes to the Fiscal Year 2018 Municipal Fee Schedule, including new fees and increases to existing fees. Copies of the fee schedule setting forth any proposed new fees and increases to existing fees are available on the City’s website at asd/budget.asp and in the Administrative Services Department, 4th Floor, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. There is a $7.00 per copy plus postage charge for this publication. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Palo Alto will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California, to consider adoption of a resolution determining the calculation of the appropriations limit for Fiscal Year 2018. The calculation of the limit and the supporting documentation are available for review in the City’s Office of Management & Budget, 4th floor, 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, California. There is a charge of $0.15 per page for copying documentation. Changes to the City’s Electric and Fiber rates will also be considered during the June 27 Public Hearing, as part of the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Copies of the proposed water, refuse, electric and fiber rate schedules are available on the City’s website at and in the Utilities Customer Service, Ground Floor, City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. There is a $3.00 per copy charge for this publication. BETH MINOR City Clerk • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 11


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at Briggs, who guided and coached generations of Palo Alto children onto the stage as director of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, died June 8 in her native Chicago after a period of failing health. Briggs served as director of the Children’s Theatre starting in 1961 and was credited with building the group’s national reputation for excellence. She retired in 2008. In 2009, the City Council recognized her with a proclamation, and City Councilman Jack Morton commented, “There are some people in this world that walk into your life and leave you with a permanent memory of the good we can do when we put our hearts to it.” In August 2010, the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America gave her a “Medallion” award for her nearly half century of promoting “significant artistry and/or achievement impacting the imagination of children and youth.” On an obituary page hosted by the Chicago Tribune, former Children’s Theatre participant Derek Wood paid tribute to Briggs: “Pat Briggs had no biological children, but she has thousands of us out in the world reaping the benefit of all she gave us through the Children’s Theater.” Briggs was born in Chicago on July 12, 1936, and experienced the stage from an early age: Her father

was a professional entertainer who sang and danced, and her mother was a professional dancer who did a high-wire act. By her senior year in high school she was taking regular classes during the day and studying voice, diction and lessons at Goodman School of Drama in Chicago at night. After high school, she continued at Goodman while enrolling in Loyola University, from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree, with a major in directing. After college she was named director of the Children’s Theatre Division of the Des Moines Community Playhouse. In 1961 she was named director of the already venerable Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, which was created in 1932. During her 47 years there, she directed more than 500 productions and wrote more than 20 scripts, receiving numerous awards. Her retirement followed a complex police and city administrative investigation of her record-keeping practices that caused an explosion of community interest and fiercely conflicting online commentary for a year. She was initially fired but was reinstated after secret negotiations allowed her to return to work for a day and then retire with benefits. Her final role was as advising artistic director during the transition to a new administration. Then-Mayor Pat Burt called the end result of the fizzled investigations an “exoneration” of Briggs from any criminal conduct, and both Briggs and city officials admitted errors in

bookkeeping and financial supervision of the theater group. Briggs’ longtime assistant director, Michael Litfin, died of cancer in 2007, shortly after the police investigation into the theater operations began. Cy Ashley Webb, who became head of the Friends of the Children’s Theatre following the crisis of the investigations, said Briggs left a deep impression on many. “More than anything else, Pat created a community,” Webb said. “Several years ago, it seemed inconceivable that a generation of kids was going through those doors without knowing Pat and Michael. Yet sure enough, (there were) the mess of bicycles piled by the doors, folks queuing up the alley for (Summer) Hot Dog shows.” Briggs also was active with the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Palo Alto. She enjoyed travel, especially to Hawaii, and celebrated her 80th birthday with an Alaska cruise with nieces Marie and Joanie. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank, and sister, Kathleen. She is survived by two nieces and nine great-nieces and great-nephews. A visitation and funeral mass were held Monday and Tuesday in Chicago Heights with internment in Glenwood, Illinois. In Palo Alto, a “celebration of her life” has been tentatively scheduled for Aug. 5, to coincide with a Children’s Theatre alumni reunion and the 85th anniversary of the theater group. Q —Jay Thorwaldson

Doris Richmond, who broke color barriers, dies Longtime Palo Alto resident was pioneer at Palo Alto Library


oris Richmond, the first African-American to work full-time for the Palo Alto Library and the oldest member of the historic University AME Zion Church, died June 6 at 95, following a period of declining health. Richmond, a slightly built woman known to friends and neighbors in the Ventura neighborhood of Palo Alto for her outgoing friendliness, high energy and “adoption” of neighborhood children, was well-known community-wide along with her late husband, Cole Richmond. She was a longtime librarian with the City of Palo Alto, up to her retirement in 1991. “Doris was just the most

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wonderful neighbor and ‘community watch’ person, historian, activist and grandmother,” according to a neighbor of 20 years, Elaine Johnson. “She was always keeping her eye out for the 10 or 12 boys in the neighborhood,” including Johnson’s own twins, now 20. “She would always say, ‘How are my boys?’ She always thought of all the kids on her block as her kids,” Johnson said. She would even welcome arriving community and Stanford University minority students into her home for lunch and a chat, Johnson recounted. Richmond once estimated that she and Cole had hosted several hundred students into their home for dinners. The Richmonds were active in several military-related organizations, relating to her assembly-line work during World War II for North American Aviation in Los

Angeles and his service with the U.S. Navy in the war, during which he was in eight major battles. They met in 1942 and were married five years later. They moved to San Francisco but soon, without unpacking, relocated to Palo Alto after Richmond on a weekend trip saw and fell in love with the eucalyptus trees in Palo Alto and on Stanford land. They lived with friends until they were able to purchase a home on Chestnut Avenue — one of the few areas where non-whites were allowed by deed restrictions to purchase homes. Together, in 1965, they helped found the Chestnut-Wilton Homeowners Association, which later merged with the Ventura Neighborhood Association. They were longtime members of the Palo Alto Historical Association and were active in the Palo Continued on next page


Charles Thacker, co-designer of the first modern PC, dies at 74 The Palo Alto resident also helped invent the Ethernet Charles Patrick Thacker, a pioneer of the first personal computer, died at his Palo Alto home on Monday, June 12, according to the publication Communications of the ACM, a periodical for the computing and information technology fields. He was 74. He died of esophageal cancer, his daughter Christine Thacker told the Weekly. A resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, Thacker is credited with designing the first modern personal computer, the Xerox Alto, and was co-inventor of the Ethernet. He received many notable awards, including the National Academy of Engineering’s Charles Stark Draper Prize in 2004; the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers John von Neumann Medal in 2007; and the ACM A.M. Turing Award in 2009. He

was inducted as a Computer History Museum Fellow in 2007. Born in Pasadena on Feb. 26, 1943, Thacker received a bachelor’s degree, majoring in physics, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967. He joined the university’s “Project Genie” in 1968, which he and others later left to form the Berkeley Computer Corporation, according to his Computer History Museum biography. Thacker designed the processor and memory system for the corporation. He joined the Computer Science Laboratory at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1970, where he was the project leader of Xerox Alto, the first computer designed to support an operating system based on a graphical user interface and that also introduced the mouse, according to his obituary in Communications of the ACM.

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mentors, Richmond became a track star at Tennessee State University. She graduated in 1941 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and library science and moved to Los Angeles the following year. In 1958 she started working part-time at the Palo Alto Main Library. In 1966 she was offered a position organizing all the periodicals and the rare-materials collection, becoming the first AfricanAmerican to work full-time in the library system. In 2014, during a City Council discussion of renaming the Main Library, Richmond’s name was among the possibilities suggested. Richmond is survived by two sons, Michael Richmond Sr. of Stockton and Kevin Richmond of Palo Alto, and three grandchildren. A daughter, Millicent, died in 2002. A quiet hour has been set for 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 22, at Jones Mortuary, 660 Donohoe St., East Palo Alto. Her memorial service has been scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, June 23, at the University AME Church, 2549 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Q —Jay Thorwaldson

Alto chapter of the NAACP, the American Heart Association and the Diabetes Association. Among her primary commitments was to the University AME Zion Church, the first black church established in Palo Alto, reflecting her early childhood as granddaughter of a minister. She and Cole were charter members of the church and were recognized as its oldest members prior to his death. She was active with the choir, as a Christian-education teacher and as a personal greeter committee for newcomers, usually including a home-cooked meal. But she said she wished people didn’t think of it as a “black church,” as “it’s God’s house” and everyone should feel welcome. Richmond was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Clarksville, Tennessee, one of five children. She recalled that her parents were “very community oriented and worked hard in the church.” “We learned that, with the help of God, you can excel in anything,” she said in 1997. With the help of family and

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July 24, 1958 - May 27, 2017 Roger Kautz was born in Palo Alto and attended schools in Portola Valley and Palo Alto, graduating from Gunn in 1976. He received a BA from Reed College, a Ph.D from Stanford and held postdoctoral positions at Yale and MIT. Roger was the Principal Research Scientist and Director of the NMR Spectroscopy Facility at Northeastern University in Boston where he worked for 20 years. Roger is survived by his wife Karen, son Arthur, daughter Julia, his father Bill of Prague, and his three brothers: David (Francesca) of Palo Alto, Steve of Ames, IA and Brian (Martha) of Sebastopol, CA. Roger’s mother Nancy died in 2012. Roger succumbed at 58 to brain cancer and donated his body to Tufts University School of Medicine for research. Loved and respected by all who knew him, Roger will be greatly missed. PAID

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Editorial Castilleja’s unwise stubbornness Without a new approach, expansion plan may become a political Armageddon


astilleja School, the highly regarded middle and high school that has educated girls for 110 years and around which has developed one of Palo Alto’s most desirable and expensive neighborhoods, is doggedly pursuing a major expansion plan that is alienating the very neighbors whose support it needs to head off a contentious community-wide controversy. The school’s strategy of stubbornly pushing forward with a flawed plan has angered and emboldened the neighbors. And without any change in approach, it almost guarantees a divisive political battle when the project and its environmental-impact report come before the Planning and Transportation Commission and City Council later this year. With a City Council that has shown little capacity this year for compromise and constructive problem-solving, Castilleja’s proposal is filled with political risk. The timing of the debate, which will come in advance of the 2018 City Council election when only three seats will be open due to a reduction in the Council size from nine to seven, makes it particularly treacherous. The brewing conflict is eerily reminiscent of the 2013 proposal by the Palo Alto Housing Corporation to develop an apartment complex for low-income seniors on Maybell Avenue in the Barron Park neighborhood and pay for it by getting the council to approve higher density zoning on the adjacent land so it could be sold at a higher price to a for-profit developer. The Housing Corporation believed — correctly it turned out — it had sufficient clout to hold firm against the neighbors and get the zoning changes approved. But neighbors then organized a citywide political coalition that successfully overturned the council’s action in a referendum. The following year that organization helped elect a “residentialist” majority to the council. Our Aug. 16, 2013 editorial, one of several the Weekly wrote on the Maybell controversy, lamented that the council didn’t act earlier in the process to rebuild trust between the neighbors, the Housing Corporation and the city and forge a compromise. Now, just four years later, we hope history doesn’t repeat. Castilleja is seeking to increase its capacity to 540 students, 30 percent more than the 415 allowed by its current conditional use permit, which it is violating by enrolling 438 students today. It has offered scant details as to why this increase is needed. It is also wanting to rebuild substantial portions of the school and construct an underground parking garage, both of which impose large construction impacts on the neighborhood and ill-conceived traffic patterns The school points to traffic studies showing that it has achieved a more than 20 percent reduction in peak-hour traffic since 2012 through the use of shuttles and other strategies and says it will prevent any further increase in traffic even when the enrollment rises to 540. Neighbors say they are not only affected by traffic and parking problems caused by the school’s students, but by teachers, service vehicles, charter buses and an extensive schedule of night and weekend events held on the campus that have steadily increased over the years. Castilleja’s leadership needs to carefully study what happened with the Maybell proposal and seek to learn from it. They would be foolish to think that exerting political influence of school parents and alumnae will overcome grassroots political resistance and provide a winning strategy. Coincidentally, it was current Mayor Greg Scharff who, as mayor back in 2013, led the council through its ill-fated approval of the Maybell proposal and who tried unsuccessfully to broker a compromise over the weekend prior to the final council vote. By then, all trust had been lost and the council proceeded with its approval of the project and zoning change. For the next few months, while the environmental report is being prepared, there is an opportunity for Castilleja to seek, with the neighbors, a mediated discussion that would get both sides listening and understanding each other’s needs, problems and respective priorities and to understand why the City Council chamber is not a good place to resolve these issues. Among other things, the neighbors need to agree to set aside their legitimate but unproductive complaints about the school’s past violations of its enrollment cap, and the school needs to acknowledge that its transportation plan of forcing all egress from the school northbound onto Emerson St. and then east-bound onto Embarcadero Road, the direction opposite of where all the traffic is ultimately headed, is unworkable, illogical and imposes additional burdens on already congested streets and intersections. A compromise is possible, but it must start with Castilleja recognizing that the longer it waits to invite that conversation the less likely a successful City Council outcome becomes. Q Page 14 • June 16, 2017 • Palo Alto Weekly •

Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

Letters Losing sight Editor, I read with interest the article on the vision for Palo Alto in 2030 about the Comprehensive Plan and was very disappointed. I believe the greatest impacts affecting future generations in Palo Alto will be the effects of climate change, which have not been adequately addressed by the Comp Plan or the City. Whether we can find parking or not, or how high a building might be, or the density of housing pales in comparison to the effects of climate change, which must be addressed now if we are to realize and preserve this wonderful planet for future generations. What is happening in Palo Alto? We are building large parking garages costing upwards of $50 million, which will only induce more cars, more traffic and create more greenhouse gases. We should be building affordable housing instead of parking garages. The council also says there

is not enough money for the bike and pedestrian projects that will also reduce traffic and make Palo Alto a more livable place. I think Palo Alto and the council has lost its way in what is really important for the future planning and the livability of Palo Alto and the world. David Coale Josina Avenue, Palo Alto

Breaking the law daily Editor, At 5 p.m. each day and now 24 hours, you can video drivers breaking the law turning left from Hawthorne Avenue and Middlefield Road (as well as Everett Avenue and Middlefield) in Palo Alto. There are no police and no cameras placed there, so why do we even have the signs posted? Waze and Google maps are increasing the traffic in our neighborhood to where I now say I live on a highway. It is scary to cross the street with my old German Shepherd for fear that the speeding cars that blow through my stop sign daily will hit him. Palo Alto City Council, as well

as our neighboring cities, better realize that we have a huge problem with increased population, building and no traffic plan. Let them build and ignore, and see where this disaster goes. Janine Bisharat Hawthorne Avenue, Palo Alto

Climate crisis question Editor, The Guest Opinion by Steve Eittreim and Mark Grossman contained the statement that “Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere before the Industrial Age was 280 parts per million. It is now above 400 parts per million and still rising.” That is an increase of about 43 percent. However, the population of the earth at the start of the Industrial Age (1760) was about 770 million, whereas it is currently estimated to be 7.5 billion, which represents an increase of over 800 percent. Are we thus producing less CO2 per person now than we were in 1760, or is some other factor at work here? Peter Burchyns Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

This week on Town Square Town Square is an online discussion forum at Marriott hotels approved in south Palo Alto Posted on June 13 at 12:01 p.m. by Lydia Kou, a resident of Barron Park The Environmental Impact Report for these two hotels is completely inadequate and flawed. I cannot in good conscience “certify” this poorly done EIR. The mass and compatibility is overwhelming for that site. As

suggested by a member of the public, a Marriott like the one on El Camino Real in Los Altos, set back from the street so that it is less imposing, and instead of five floors, it should be three or four floors — that would have been more acceptable. The city should also include in its conditions that if there are any modifications to the number of rooms, height, parking, landscape, etc. there should be a monetary penalty, which should be collected when permits are issued

and should be held in an escrow account. Our building codes and local standards for the health, safety and welfare of its residents are in pretty sad state. Posted on June 13 by at 3:16 p.m. by Enid Pearson, a resident of Crescent Park Thank you, Councilwoman Kou for your vote against this proposal. My observation tells me that every new building, whether office, hotel or even housing, guarantees significantly more traffic. There is no other way to move around this area, and it will take (if ever) dozens of years to finance and build. Then there is the problem of educating everyone that it is okay to use other transportation means than one’s very own isolated and insulated car. And I am including myself, and at this time in my life, biking is not an option and walking takes too long. Most people of Palo Alto that I talk to are distressed that the residential character of our city is changing into an intense and dense place to live. And worst of all it appears that there is no way to stop or slow the process. Angry citizens have no impact. Maybe we need a change of leadership?

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Guest Opinion Concerned about nuclear weapons? Here’s why you should be by Cherrill Spencer here are over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world today, owned by nine nations; about 3,700 of them are deployed, ready to be delivered, by the USA and Russia. It is most likely that Palo Alto and the Bay Area are targets for nuclear missiles, ready to be launched by an unfriendly foreign power. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) can deliver multiple bombs after traveling through the sky for thousands of miles; the latest Russian “Sarmat” carries 12 bombs equivalent to 40 megatons. The Russian media boasted that the Sarmat is “capable of wiping out parts of the Earth the size of Texas or France.” That means just one ICBM could wipe out all of northern California! Similarly one of the United States’ Minuteman ICBMs could destroy most of Moscow. So why does the world need 15,000 nuclear weapons, when just a few will cause physical damage to huge swaths of land and the resulting cloud of radioactive material in the Earth’s atmosphere would drastically affect other areas of the globe? During the so-called “Cold War” (194789) between the USSR and countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), nuclear deterrence was the concept that prevented any country from attacking another with a nuclear bomb — i.e., the possession of nuclear weapons prevents


Posted on June 13 at 4:07 p.m. by Steve Dabrowski, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis Lots of talk and no action — as usual. What happened to the spirit and “take ‘em on” attitude from Maybell a few years ago? Pretty much down the drain. Posted on Jun 14 at 2 p.m. by Gale Johnson, a resident of Adobe-Meadow I travel on San Antonio Road almost daily to get to my medical clinic, bank, big Safeway, favorite restaurants, et al. And on cross streets Charleston and Middlefield. My blood pressure goes up, and I swear a lot, even though nobody’s listening, when I travel on those roads. Who is going to check up on that transportation-demand-management projection? Of course ... nobody. The hotels aren’t going to self-report bad news on failed projections. And so it goes. The TOT (transient-occupancy tax) seems to be the big motivator, since there

the possessor state from being attacked, simply because the opponent fears the response. It could be argued that the absence of any nuclear catastrophe since 1946 can be attributed to luck rather than anything else. More than once during the Cold War the decision for or against the use of nuclear weapons was in the hands of one man, and one misinterpretation could have started a nuclear war. This dependence on the “finger” of one man remains the case today. NATO and Russia do not adhere to a No First Use policy; either could fire off a nuclear weapon to start a war. What other aspects of nuclear weapons should give Palo Altans cause for concern? According to Palo Alto resident William J. Perry, who worked on nuclear weapons much of his life — as a defense contractor in Santa Clara County, as the Pentagon official in charge of weapons research during the Carter administration, and as secretary of defense (1994-97) under President Bill Clinton — we should be worrying about the world blundering into a nuclear war, which could happen through false alarms of incoming ICBMs, or errors in computer programs. We should also worry about terrorists accumulating enough fissile material to make a nuclear bomb and setting it off in central Washington, DC. Perry’s recent memoir, “My Journey at the Nuclear Brink,” describes how he became terrified by the current situation with nuclear weapons. Nuclear-security experts say we should worry about India and Pakistan, which have about 60 nuclear weapons each. These two neighboring countries have fought three major wars since they were created in 1947 and are still at loggerheads over the state of Kashmir. That

seems to be little self-control at city hall on pulling back on programs or doing anything much on the pension problem. Just find another revenue source and tax the residents more. There are so many commentators that made good points. To cite a few ... Lydia Kou, Curmudgeon, Annette, saw it on tv, and Gnar. I know I left a lot out. (Councilman) Cory (Wolbach) lives close to the problem, so he understands it very well and acknowledged it. Didn’t sway his vote though. Now City Council, back to what you all are in favor of and ran for office on ... more housing, and more affordable housing. Haven’t heard much talk about that lately. Is it on the back burner until election time? Posted on June 14 at 7 p.m. by Robert Neff, a resident of South of Midtown This is all part of a longer-term plan to fund infrastructure in Palo Alto.

is where the scourges of nuclear weapons and climate change could merge: A glacial melt in disputed Kashmir could destabilize agriculture and prompt conflict over water resources and electric power, which might bring India and Pakistan to a nuclear brink. So what are the approximately 140 nations who don’t possess nuclear weapons, or aren’t protected by the “nuclear umbrella” of those who do, doing about nuclear weapons? They have considered the 1996 advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice that “the threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular to the principles and rules of humanitarian law.” This advisory opinion is based on the fact that nuclear weapons are by their nature indiscriminate; they don’t distinguish between noncombatants and combatants. Thus the use of nuclear weapons is generally considered to be illegal, and the United Nations General Assembly has started working on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, declaring that “it will be a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.” The first draft of this most important treaty was released in Geneva, Switzerland, in May. The draft was developed through discussions among 132 nations at the UN headquarters last March. The negotiations resumed June 15 and are expected to continue until July 7. The world has already banned biological weapons (1972), chemical weapons (1993), land mines (1997) and cluster munitions (2008). Now we must get rid of the worst weapons of all. What am I doing to support this goal?

In 2009, Palo Alto changed the hotel ordinance to encourage more development of hotels. We passed a hotel tax, and then increased it (in 2014?). ... At the same time we (well, our city council, whom we elected) have planned on using revenues from the hotel tax to cover upcoming capital infrastructure costs. The biggest ones of those are the public safety building, parking garage near Cal Ave., new parking garages downtown, fire station rebuilding. Also transportation improvements for cars, bikes and pedestrians. Someday (I don’t think this is in the budget yet) Palo Alto contributions towards railroad grade separations. My point is that the momentum for this is from this long-term policy change to encourage hotel development and reap that tax windfall to pay for community identified needs. To just say “No” to this project does not address where the tax stream to pay for these capital projects would come from otherwise.

There are four actions that you can do, too. Q The mission of the international organization Mayors for Peace (MfP) is to raise worldwide public awareness regarding the need to abolish nuclear weapons. MfP members are cities; there are 7,355 MfP member cities in 162 countries; 31 members are in California, including Berkeley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. But Palo Alto withdrew from Mayors for Peace in 2013. Write to the Palo Alto mayor urging him to rejoin MfP. Q Stand on the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero in Palo Alto from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, to show your support for the UN treaty to ban the bomb. Q Join our local branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; write to wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@ to find out how. Q I don’t have enough space in this column to fully explain why Palo Altans should be very worried about nuclear weapons. You can find out more at And to scare you into action like I was scared, I recommend taking the free online course called “Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday and Today,” created by the above-mentioned William J. Perry, available to start anytime by going to To quote Perry: “Today the danger of some sort of nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.” Q Cherrill Spencer is the coordinator of the DISARM/Peace Committee of the Peninsula/Palo Alto Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She can be reached at

This does show the power of changing development rules. If we want to encourage development of more housing, then we don’t have to decide where, we have to make it relatively more profitable to developers. For example, instead of every property in the Stanford Business Park being rebuilt to max

out its density for jobs (that is happening now, part of why we continue to exacerbate the jobs/housing imbalance), would we consider changing development rules and zoning so it is more favorable to tear down an industrial site on the boundary of the research park and convert it to housing, instead?

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A habitat for healing New Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will use immersive technology, nature to help patients get well by Sue Dremann world-renowned for its innovative surgeries, which have included delicate separations of conjoined twins, heart surgeries and organ transplants. Now the older hospital, which will be designated the “West” building, will be joined by enclosed bridges on each floor to the new building, to be known as the “Main” hospital, which is costing more than $1.1 billion to construct and will more than double the current hospital’s 323,000 square feet. The new hospital is adding 521,000 square feet and hundreds of new jobs. The additional 149 beds will bring the hospital’s total to 361, according to administrators. The new Packard Hospital is part of the multibillion-dollar Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, which includes a new 824,000-squarefoot adult-patient hospital, Stanford Health Care, which is slated to open in 2018, and overhauls of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Hoover Medical Campus. Stanford is under a state-mandated deadline to comply with seismic-safety standards adopted under Senate Bill 1953 after the devastating 2004 Northridge earthquake. The original Packard Hospital, which was completed in 1991, is

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ucile Salter Packard is said to have always believed in the power of nature to heal. The late Silicon Valley philanthropist and namesake of Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital would likely delight in the new hospital scheduled to open in December, which is filled with wildlife art, more than 3.5 acres of gardens and green spaces, California ecosystem-themed floors and many sustainable and cutting-edge technological features. Shimmering green glass leaves embedded in the floor will guide visitors along a redwood-forestthemed first floor, where kids will find a sculpture of a large mama black bear, her arms spread wide to invite children to sit on her lap. Packard is still present: On an illuminated etched-glass memorial wall, images of her as a young woman and a more senior visionary philanthropist welcome visitors. The hospital she and her husband, David Packard, helped create through a $40 million donation in 1986 has grown to handle 13,472 admissions, including 3,519 inpatient surgeries and 4,417 outpatient surgeries in fiscal year 2016, said Samantha Dorman, the hospital’s director of media and public relations. The hospital has become

The new wing of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will feature 149 beds, six surgical suites, four diagnostic units and 3.5 acres of open space, among other features. compliant with current state seismic standards, but administrators planned in 2007 to increase the number of patients the hospital can serve and improve care by upgrading its facilities. Many of the older hospital’s rooms are double occupancy, which can become crowded with equipment; the new hospital’s single-patient rooms will help prevent the spread of diseases, decrease medical errors and result in less stress for patients, hospital administrators have said. The new Packard will house a cancer center, acute-care and intensive-care units and a surgical treatment center, said Christine Wipert, hospital communications manager. Six new surgical suites will bring the total to 13, making Packard the largest in terms of children’s hospital operating rooms in northern California, according to administrators. But Packard will not have any dedicated beds for inpatient psychiatric services, a significant need in the Bay Area, according

to health care professionals and parents of teens in need of inpatient care. The reasons are many, starting with the high demand for medical and surgery beds at Packard, Dorman said in an email. In addition, Packard administrators believe the establishment of an inpatient facility would be too complex for any one facility. They favor a collaborative approach with El Camino Hospital and Kaiser Permanente hospitals, Dorman said. In December, the hospital began providing adolescent psychiatrists to staff eight out of 17 inpatient beds at the adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo. Patients arriving at Stanford Emergency Department who require psychiatric hospitalization have priority for placement in those beds, Dorman said.


ith six months left until the scheduled opening, a large semicircular park with amphitheater seating near the building entrance has yet to be completed. On a recent morning, fresh paint on the acute-care and intensive-care floors mingled with plastic drop cloths, craft paper that protected the intricate floor tilework, and holes awaiting ceiling ducts and electrical outlets to be installed. Construction workers labored

to complete the labyrinth of scrub, diagnostic and operating rooms, some with metal beams still exposed and drywall unpainted. Bright natural light streamed down the hallways. “We had feedback from the doctors to put in the skylights,” Wipert said. The new hospital, which broke ground in 2012, will include innovative technologies to help with surgeries and diagnostics. Two of the operating rooms will have on-site, advanced MRI imaging machines. In the neuro-hybrid suite, the surgical team removing a cancerous tumor “will be able to view rapidly updated images during delicate surgeries and re-image a patient immediately after a procedure to ensure that the operation was successful,” Dorman said. The second high-tech operating room, a cardiac-hybrid suite, similarly will allow on-site imaging for cardiac procedures and cardiothoracic surgeries. “The use of the hybrid rooms significantly reduces the anesthesia risk, the length of stay and overall cost compared to the multiple-stage procedures completed in the past,” Dorman said. Hospital administrators also tout the new building’s environmentally sustainable design, which orients the structure toward the sun’s movement to

FAST FACTS The numbers behind the new Lucile Packard Hospital

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The new Packard Hospital lobby, as shown in this artist’s rendering, will include an aqua-themed welcome desk with sea bird sculptures overhead, a redwood-tree trunk elevator and other California ecosystem-themed decorations. Page 16 • June 16, 2017 • Palo Alto Weekly •

$1.1 billion, the cost of building the new hospital 800,000 gallons of water to be saved annually 546,000 pounds of limestone used 521,000 square feet of building space 420 parking spaces in new underground garage 149 new beds (total 361 between the two wings) 100 cast-aluminum bird sculptures 60 percent less thermal-energy consumption than in comparable hospitals 38 percent less water used than comparable hospitals 22 parking spaces for electric vehicles 6 new surgical suites (total 13) 4 new diagnostic units, including two operating suites with in-room imaging 3.5 acres of gardens and green space — Sue Dremann

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allow maximum natural light to enter through skylights. A wind turbine and a water-collection system also make the building environmentally friendly. The collected water will completely irrigate the landscape without the need for additional water from the Hetch Hetchy water system, saving 800,000 gallons annually, hospital administrators said.


he hospital may boast many advanced technologies and improvements, but it is nature that patients and families will likely notice first. With the idea of creating habitats for healing, the hospital design team has given each of the hospital’s six stories and two levels of underground parking a different California ecosystem theme: Deep Ocean; Shallow Water; Rocky Shore; Redwood Forest; Valley; Desert; Foothills and Mountain. The main elevator is designed as a gigantic redwood tree trunk; its exterior is made from reclaimed redwood salvaged from Moffett Field hangar in Mountain View. There are other details on the first floor: porcelain-tile mosaics in the floor mimic waves; an aquamarine ocean-wave motif in glass wraps around the reception desk. There are also cast-bronze sculptures of sea animals by artists James Bottoms and Pokey

Park; aluminum seabirds by David Landis flutter overhead. Rather than moving through sterile hallways, families and patients can interact with murals depicting the lives of local threatened and endangered species and the habitats in which they live: the salt marsh harvest mouse, burrowing owl, California red-legged frog and others. Sculptures on each floor help patients and families find their way around unfamiliar spaces: The second floor, in orange, has tiger salamander and kit fox motifs; the third floor focuses on desert themes with California valley quail, bighorn sheep and saguaro cactus. The outside is just as interactive: Dunlevie Garden, located between the existing and new hospitals, is a space for exploration. Children will be able to climb on the giant wolf head or check out a gopher’s habitat by crawling through its “burrow.” Kids can hide in a puma’s-den sculpture and scramble in a redwood tree house. At a “three cubs” photo station, children will be able to get their picture taken between two small bears. There’s a whimsical giant yellow banana slug and sculptures of desert dinosaurs. And for children who can’t escape to the outdoors, the garden will be viewable from hospital

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Construction workers prepare the foyer leading to the entrance of the new wing of the $1.1 billion Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, which is expected to open in December.

A mosaic of foliage and butterflies, one of many mosaics created by artist Gary Drostle, is among the designs intended to help families navigate around the hospital.

rooms. Each room also has a planter box outside the window to encourage healing, Wipert said.


o serve not just the young patients but their families, there are accommodations inside the patient rooms, Wipert said. A parent and guest nook next to the window creates a semi-private space. Parents will have their own television and internet access so they can work, browse the Web, read emails or even sleep. Nearly all new rooms will have ports for laptops, gaming drives, iPads and televisions. The uncomfortable visitors’ recliner chair found in most hospitals is replaced by a loveseat that converts into a bed for two, Wipert said. And each room will also have its own safe for storing valuables. Three separate areas — child, toddler and teen — offer play spaces. Parents and staff also have separate outside decks on each floor where they can take respite, Wipert said. A spiritual sanctuary will offer a meditation garden where visitors can also go to find solace, she said. The hospital also will feature a resource center for parents and a recreation room with a story corner. In a broadcast studio, kids will be able to create, record and

A familiar look? The new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s exterior may look familiar to Stanford University visitors. That’s because the Lutetian limestone used is also on 12 buildings on the Stanford campus, including the Science and Engineering Quad and Lokey Stem Cell Building. The more than 40 million year old limestone comes from the Saint Maximin Quarry edit their own videos, which can be broadcast in patients’ rooms through the hospital’s entertainment system. But perhaps the most fun and socially interactive feature will be a floor-to-ceiling, roughly 12-foot-wide digital interactive wall in the recreation room. Amid digitally created northern California cliffs or deep sea environments, children will be able to see themselves moving around the scene, frolicking on cliff tops, splashing in waves or writing their names in the sand. The interactive programming, created by the company OUVA, can be used as physical, occupational and emotional therapy as well: Patients could, for example, perform tasks like catching a ball. Wipert said the program will

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The intensive-care wing of the new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital will feature private rooms for each patient with, among other amenities, a pullout sofa bed where two family members can sleep.

The main elevator in the new wing of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is designed to look like a redwood tree; its surface is recycled redwood that was part of Hangar One at Moffett Field.

about 30 miles north of Paris, which was bought by Leland Stanford, according to a hospital spokesperson. Approximately 546,000 pounds of the sedimentary rock was used in the construction of the new children’s hospital and traveled nearly 5,600 miles by boat and truck to arrive at its new home. Q — Sue Dremann measure how a patient is moving or track improved agility and range of motion. The information will be sent back to their doctors and therapists, she said. That most common of familygathering activities — meal time — will be aided by the hospital’s Harvest Cafe. The well-lit cafeteria with sunshine yellow and leaf-green tile accents will serve sustainable organic food at different stations, from international to salads, a bakery and “grab and go.” Each cheerful seating area has faux-redwood laminate booths set against mural backdrops of scenes from Stanford University’s history, including life on Leland Stanford’s farm. There’s one special feature that Wipert said is already causing a gustatory buzz: “The employees are excited by the pizza oven,” she said. Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@

About the cover: A sundial is surrounded by sculptures of a ram, a bear, a turtle and a sea lion in the Dunlevie Garden at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. The expansion includes 3.5 acres of open space and an outdoor amphitheater for kids’ entertainment. Photograph by Veronica Weber. • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 17

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

More SJF highlights In addition to Hiromi and Lisa Fischer’s dates, ten other Stanford Jazz Festival (SJF) concert offerings this year are led by or feature women musicians.

Celebrating the Great American Songbook (2 p.m., July 1, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$35) Vocalists Tiffany Austin, Allegra Bandy, Nina Griggs and Madeleine McGlynn celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary.

An Osaka tribute to Jimmy Smith (8 p.m., July 7, Campbell Recital Hall, $15-$40) Atsuko Hashimoto is more than up to the task of taking the bench for this program in honor of the late organ great.

Stanford Jazz Festival, Workshop strive for equal access and highcaliber artists


s in government, the private sector and most everywhere else, gender equity continues to be an issue in jazz. So it’s notable that this year’s Stanford Jazz Festival (SJF) is bookended by shows at Bing Concert Hall by the dynamic pianist Hiromi (June 24) and the charismatic vocalist Lisa Fischer (Aug. 5). There are also plenty of concerts by women-led groups in between (see sidebar), which is a reflection of the faculty at the related Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW). “For a long time, we’ve been making a conscious effort to include more women on the faculty because there should be,” Jim Nadel, SJW and SJF founder and executive and artistic director, said. “There have to be more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in jazz, because the men and boys have been dominating for so long. We want everybody to have equal access.” In order to reach that goal, the Stanford Jazz Workshop 50/50 Vision initiative was launched recently with the plan that faculty representation at various levels will eventually be half male and half female. That’s been achieved this year for Giant Steps Day Camp, which serves middle school students with at least a year of music instruction. Through interviews and conversations since 2015 with female faculty, students and festival artists, the consensus was that SJW participants weren’t interested in segregated all-girl bands, combos and classes but rather want more female faculty members and also more girls and young women enrolled throughout. “I think it’s important to have role models and strong women who can play,” Nadel said. Since most of the SJF concerts are programmed around the faculty members who are teaching at different levels, the more women

(8 p.m., July 15, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$55) A 22-year old native of Barcelona, trumpeter and vocalist Andrea Motis makes her West Coast debut alongside saxophone veteran Scott Hamilton in a concert that will give attendees future bragging rights for having witnessed history. Juan Patino

by Yoshi Kato

Andrea Motis & Scott Hamilton

Harpist Edmar Castañeda and pianist Hiromi will perform at this year’s Stanford Jazz Festival. on faculty means the more nights in which they’re featured as bandleaders. Grammy-winner Hiromi isn’t teaching at the SJW this summer, but her show is a coup for the SJF, which will be presenting the Bay Area premiere of her new duo project. She was on a double bill at the Montreal Jazz Festival last summer with the Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda. “It was my first time listening to him live, and I was just wowed,” she recalled, by phone from her home in Brooklyn. “I couldn’t believe that all the music was coming out of one man. He was playing a solo set, and I was just blown away by his musicality and dexterity and virtuosity.” The same has been said about Hiromi, whose solo piano concerts are legendary and have left fellow devotees to the 88 keys in awe. Though she’s the protégé of Ahmad Jamal, whom she met while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, she stylistically seems to match up more with the late, mighty Oscar Peterson. Castañeda and she exchanged contact information after the Montreal show and later agreed that they might click as a duo. A month later Hiromi was headlining a week at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan and invited him as her special guest for two of the nights. “The first time we played together, we just couldn’t believe that it was only the first time we played together,” she said, with an enthusiastic laugh. “It was just so magical, the chemistry we had together. We felt like it was meant to be, and I started writing songs for this (duo) particularly.” Performing a handful of dates

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since last month, Hiromi said that they’d play some of her and some of his compositions at Stanford, plus any of the aforementioned new works she’s writing specifically for them, as well as some standards. As for playing outside of a traditional section (bass and drums, possibly with piano or guitar) and soloist jazz setting, her and Castañeda’s piano and harp duets are more like a dual piano setting where musical duties are passed back and forth, she reckoned. “The piano just looks like harp when it stands up,” she pointed out. “It’s a very identical instrumentation, like family. So it’s interesting when these two instruments (blend). “Edmar plays harp as a melodic instrument,” she continued. “But at the same time, he uses it percussively. And I do the same. So when one is the pianist or harpist the other can be like the drummer. We take turns. We exchange the roles, I would say.” In terms of featuring remarkable performers such as Hiromi, Nadel remarked that it’s all part of the bigger picture: “I think that the more diversity at all levels that you can have in your community, the richer experience it’s going to be for everybody, whether listeners, musicians or students.” Q Freelance writer Yoshi Kato can be emailed at

What: The 2017 Stanford Jazz Festival (and Workshop) Where: Various venues on the Stanford campus When: June 23 through Aug. 5 Cost: Free-$95 Info: Go to or call 650-736-0324.

Ruth Davies’ blues night with special guest Linda Tillery (7:30 p.m., July 19, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$45) Double bassist Ruth Davies’ annual Blues Nights have become an anticipated annual SJF tradition. Powerhouse vocalist Linda Tillery is on the bill this year.

Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso (8 p.m., July 22, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$55) Hailing from Tel Aviv and now living in Brooklyn, thirtysomething Anat Cohen is one of the most heralded clarinet players of her generation. She initially met up with the members who constitute Choro Aventuroso while travelling and gigging in Brazil, and with them she explores their native musical traditions.

Natalie Cressman & Secret Garden/ Sandy Cressman’s homage to Brazil (7:30 p.m., July 24, Campbell Recital Hall, $15, $40) Who doesn’t love a mother (Sandy)-daughter (Natalie) double bill with father/husband/trombonist Jeff Cressman as part of the festivities? Beautiful vocals, plenty of trombone, Brazilian delights and original songs are but a few of the elements in play.

Allison Miller Quartet featuring Anat Cohen (7:30 p.m., July 26, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$45) Whether leading her own groups or drumming with others, Allison Miller always finds herself in creative settings. Singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant, Toshi Reagon and Brandi Carlile have all had the D.C. area native in their rhythm sections, and for this evening Miller is bringing Anat Cohen aboard for woodwinds.

George Cables Trio with Anat Cohen and Ravi Coltrane (8 p.m. July 31, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$55) The heralded pianist leads a special all-star quintet that includes four other bandleaders: drummer Kendrick Scott, double bassist Eric Revis, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and, again, Anat Cohen.

Guitar night with Camila Meza and Charles Altura (8 p.m., August 1, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$55) Chilean guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza played a SJF guitar night last year with fellow six-stringer Gilad Hekselman. She returns this year to co-headline (and, likely, collaborate for a few numbers) with Danville native and Stanford Jazz Workshop alumnus Charles Altura.

SJW All-Star Jam (8 p.m., August 4, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-$55) Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty members, including many listed above, come together in a classic — and unpredictable — jam session setting. Q

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he great composer Ludwig van Beethoven is a largerthan-life figure in musical history and popular culture. He’s the archetypal tortured genius, the stuff compelling music bios are made of. The son of an abusive, alcoholic father, he created an astonishing array of passionate, beautiful music, all while undergoing the devastation of slowly going deaf and earning a reputation as a bad-tempered eccentric. The multitalented, live-musicalbiographer Hershey Felder, last seen at Theatreworks Silicon Valley breaking box-office records with his one-man Irving Berlin show, is back on stage in Mountain View, bringing to life, to quote “A Clockwork Orange,” that “lovely, lovely Ludwig van.” Felder has made solo shows celebrating great composers his specialty. In addition to Berlin and Beethoven, he does Gershwin, Chopin and others, and next season will bring Tchaikovsky to local audiences. It’s a gimmick that clearly works for him, thanks to his considerable mix of storytelling and musical skills. In “Hershey Felder, Beethoven” (directed by Joel Zwick), he switches off between portraying Dr. Gerhard von Breuning, who as a young boy was close friends with Beethoven, and the maestro himself. The show unfolds as a series of flashbacks, starting 36 years after Beethoven’s death, ostensibly as von Breuning attempts to make a case to a Vienna music society that Beethoven’s remains ought not be reinterred but rather kept accessible for future scientists to be able to diagnose the illnesses that made his life a misery. It’s an odd but immediately intriguing way for a story to begin. The spooky graveyard setting, complete with tombstones and fog, ensures an

REVIEW THEATER eerie tone (even for scenes that are supposed to be taking place elsewhere), with a few props and some overhead projections serving as the only other set elements aside from, of course, a piano. Throughout the rest of the oneact show, Felder recounts a number of anecdotes from Beethoven’s life, helping to form a more complete picture of the human behind the legend. We see him vowing to protect his beloved (and ungrateful) younger brothers from their loathsome brute of a father, venturing from Bonn to Vienna to meet his idol, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and, heartbreakingly, losing his hearing, “the one sense which ought to be more perfect in me than others, a sense which I once possessed in the highest perfection.” Though he grew irritable and rude as his physical and emotional afflictions worsened, Felder’s von Breuning always maintains that the great man had a truly loving heart (unfortunately for romance fans, Felder’s show largely glosses over Beethoven’s famous “immortal beloved” letter and love life in general). Most importantly, sprinkled throughout the storytelling are performances of some of his bestloved works, as fresh and spellbinding as they were 200 years ago in Felder’s capable hands (and occasionally blended with recordings of a full orchestra). From the dramatic fifth symphony — inspired, he explains, not by the idea of fate angrily knocking at the door but rather by a bird in a park — to the rapturous and exhilarating “Ode to Joy” melody of the ninth, to the achingly beautiful “Moonlight” sonata, the music is captivating. It

sometimes takes listening to these timeworn classics anew, with the help of Felder’s insights, to appreciate them for how revolutionary they must have been in their time and how powerful they still can be. And to marvel, again, that their creator was himself largely unable to hear his masterpieces except within his own mind. Felder, in addition to his musical prowess, has a wonderful way of connecting with the audience, even as he’s shifting between characters, voices and accents. The preview performance I attended was packed, and the rapt crowd rewarded him with a standing ovation (he’ll also be presenting a special, one-night only “Great American Songbook Sing-along” performance, in which he’ll lead audience members in singing highlights of the past century of American Music, on Tuesday, June 27). Due to popular demand, Theatreworks has already extended “Hershey Felder, Beethoven’s” run by an extra week. If you’re interested in seeing his oneman-music-magic in person and haven’t yet secured your seats, you may want to hasten to the box office while tickets remain. You’ll come away from it with a greater appreciation for both the music and the man. Q Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane can be emailed at What: “Hershey Felder, Beethoven” Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View When: Through July 9; showtimes vary Cost: $44-$88 Info: Go to


Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castañeda 6/24 8 PM Bing Concert Hall Stanford University


7/15 Andrea Motis and Scott Hamilton

6/25 Indian Jazz Journey, with George Brooks and Mahesh Kale 7/1 Early Bird Jazz for Kids, 10AM 7/1 Celebrating the Great American Songbook, 2PM 7/5 Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski 7/7 An Osaka Tribute to Jimmy Smith 7/8 Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy 7/16 Wayne Wallace Quintet

7/22 Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso

8/2 Ravi Coltrane

7/19 Ruth Davies’ Blues Night with Linda Tillery 7/23 Peter John Stoltzman and Friends 7/24 Natalie Cressman & Secret Garden / Sandy Cressman’s Homage to Brazil 7/27 An Evening with Victor Lin 7/29 Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet 7/30 Taylor Eigsti Quartet

8/5 Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

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EEating atting i Out OOuut ut In search of local alternatives to ice cream From left to right, fruit-filled mochi, mangoneada and macaron-ice cream sandwiches are among local alternatives to ice cream on the Midpeninsula. Far left photo by Michelle Le and two on right by Ana Sofia Amieva-Wang. by Anna Medina that everything is natural. And, he doing an apprenticeship in Japan t’s summer, it’s hot and said, he offers Latinos what they when he saw strawberry mochi, you’ve somehow exhausted like — “algo de su tierra” — inspiring him to experiment with fruit fillings. your palate for ice cream. Or something from their homeland. “He thought, ‘Why don’t I put maybe you’re looking for a more other stuff (inside)?’” Chang rerefreshing option, without the The Tea Zone & Fruit Bar heavy cream and egg yolks. Further south on El Camino called, adding that he was surprised Regardless of whether you’re Real in Mountain View, The Tea no one had thought of it sooner. “Now, more and more, people suffering from ice-cream fatigue, Zone & Fruit Bar offers a bright there’s plenty of variety on the and cheery spot to beat the heat are looking for a healthier way. Midpeninsula when it comes to with some made-to-order maca- They still want sweets ... but we’re trying (to provide) a substitute. I cold desserts. Read on to discover ron-ice cream sandwiches. some local spots that offer chilly Tea Zone also offers refreshing figured this would be a good alterFATHER’S DAY IS JUNE 18 treats with a twist. bubble tea and green pandan waf- native,” Chang said. Mochi is a traditional Japanese fles — made with coconut milk Paleteria Los Manguitos and pandan, a fragrant leaf used dessert made of sweet rice that’s On a particularly sweltering day, to flavor Southeast Asian dishes, steamed and pounded to create a Paleteria Los Manguitos beckons then topped with fresh fruit and rice dough. The chewy pastries are like a beacon on a hill. Except it’s nutella. Husband-and-wife team traditionally filled with sweet bean a bit of a hole in the wall, one of The Anh Hang (Tommy) and paste. The fruit mochi offered at the many small, unassuming es- Hong Van Nguyen are behind Tea California Mochi include white or tablishments that line Middlefield Zone, and the Mountain View lo- red bean filling. California Mochi offers both cation is their third. The idea was Road in Redwood City. School’s out for the summer, as born out of Van Nguyen’s recipes, fruit-filled and ice cream-filled moevidenced by the kids and fami- which she worked on for years pri- chi. For the fruit version, they put lies seated inside, eating medleys or to starting a business with her the whole fruit inside, such as an enof fresh fruit seasoned with chile husband, who had experience with tire strawberry or red grapes. Choi said that the mochi is handmade or enjoying a mangoneada — a running a restaurant. Hang claims they have a repu- every morning with fruit sourced chunky mango smoothie swirled with chile and chamoy. Behind the tation for having “the best taro from local farmers markets and register, a long counter boasts fresh in town.” Taro root, a staple in dedicated suppliers in California. fruit and veggie ingredients: pa- Southeast Asian and Indian diets, California Mochi doesn’t use any paya, strawberry, mango, jicama, is offered as a flavor in Tea Zone’s preservatives, so the mochi should milk tea, “snow bubble” (similar be eaten within 24 hours, Choi said. watermelon and lime. At the end of a recent hot day, Paleteria Los Manguitos offers to a milkshake) and ice cream ofthe sort of spicy-savory-fruity- ferings. A popular macaron-ice some of the flavors behind the Father’s Day BBQ Brunch or Dinner Buffet – sweet combination popular in Latin cream combo is pistachio macar- glass — like the shop’s bestfeaturing Prime Rib and Pork Loin carving station, selling strawberry mochi — were America. Owner Jose “Pepe” Al- ons with taro ice cream. plus breakfast specialties, seafood station and Hang said that their macarons completely sold out. Since the movarez opened Los Manguitos six seemingly endless salads, fruits, and sweet endings. years ago, modeling his paleteria, are “French chef-made” and lo- chi is made daily, there’s a liman establishment that sells popsi- cal, though he did not disclose the ited supply. Chang recommends Chefs will grill Dad’s favorite Steaks and Baby Back cles and other icy treats, after one supplier. He said it was important calling ahead to put your favorite Ribs outside on Palo Alto’s favorite patio. to the couple to sell macarons that flavor “on hold.” Q he came across in Modesto. On a recent afternoon, custom- are sourced from someone with a Editorial Assistant and Internship We can also help you plan a Graduation Event– connection to France. ers stepped up to a counter, laden Coordinator Anna Medina can be call Barbara: (650) 321-9996 with large bottles of Tajin, Salsa emailed at Valentina and chamoy — spicy, California Mochi chile-based seasoning that folks Sandwiched in between the can add (liberally) to their snacks; mangos in Redwood City and Locations: it’s the equivalent to a ketchup sta- macarons on the south side of Paleteria Los Manguitos, tion for french fries. Alvarez said Mountain View is a small outpost 3133 Middlefield Road, Redthat the best sellers are the man- of California Mochi, which opened wood City, 650-363-8143 goneada and the fresas con crema, less than a year ago. The first and The Tea Zone & Fruit Bar, 805 or strawberries with cream. In the larger location is in Santa Clara. ® E. El Camino Real F, Mountain morning, Paleteria Los Manguitos Owner and CEO Thomas View, 650-567-3737 27 University Ave. | Palo Alto sees a rush of customers, many Chang said chef and “mochi California Mochi, 570 N. regulars, opting for smoothies. master” Aaron Choi, who graduTel: (650) 321-9990 Shoreline Blvd. B, Mountain What sets apart the offerings at ated from Le Cordon Bleu cookView, 650-584-3103 Las Manguitos, said Alvarez, is ing school in San Francisco, was

Nothing Says “I love you Dad” like darn good BBQ.

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Back on track ‘Cars 3’ turns (and turns) on the idea of great teachers 000 (Century 16 & 20) Pixar’s animated films never fail to be about something — story and theme integrated to have an emotional effect on viewers young and old in a way that sets the films apart from their many competitors. “Cars 2,” released in 2011, was a notable exception, diverging from Pixar’s winning formula to turn the burgeoning franchise into a dazzling but dopey spy adventure with next to nothing on its mind. “Cars 3” gets the franchise back on track with a story that U-turns to the heart of the 2006 original. This time, champion race car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) faces stiff competition from smack-talking Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a sleek, custom-built “Next-Gen” Piston Cup Racer. After a series of losses, Lightning begins to wonder: Is it time to retire? With high-tech builds and training, the racing game has changed, meaning Lightning will have to sit it out, rusting away in Radiator Springs, or “try something new.” Following a pep talk by girlfriend Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Lightning repairs to his sponsor’s Rust-Eze Training Center, ready to try out treadmills, wind tunnels, and virtual reality if it means a new lease on

his racing life. It’s a bumpy road, and soon Lightning’s being encouraged by Rust-Eze’s new owner Sterling (Nathan Fillion) to “cash in” and become a “brand” through product endorsements. It’ll all come down to the Florida 500: If Lightning wins, he can keep racing for Rust-Eze. If he loses, he’s done. “Cars 3” sets up the expectation, then, that it is a latter-day “Rocky” story, a comeback journey for an aging competitor who’s still got life left in him. That’s not wrong, but it turns out that what “Cars 3” is really about — other than (like “Up” and “Toy Story 3”) the relentless passage of time — is the role of a great teacher, or mentor. The film’s early passages will carry, for adults, an extra poignancy. The filmmakers pulled recordings from 28 hours of unused Paul Newman recordings to bring back Lightning’s late crew chief and mentor Doc Hudson despite Newman’s 2008 death, and there’s a scene that allows the characters Tom Magliozzi and brother Ray (of “Car Talk”) to drive into the sunset (Tom died 3 years ago). In surprisingly complex fashion, “Cars 3” explores the roles of teachers who care deeply for their students, the legacies of elder

The following is a sampling of movies recently reviewed in the Weekly:

death; curses Tom Cruise; wreaks havoc. Very long story shorter: You can keep this “Mummy” under wraps. It’s disposable, and “Dark Universe”, not surprisingly, looks like a very expensive mistake. Rated PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity. One hour, 50 minutes. — P.C.

The Mummy 01/2 “The Mummy” is the first movie in Universal Pictures’ “Dark Universe” planned series of films that will revive Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man, et al. on the theory that what worked before will work again. This time around “The Mummy” has a big budget but a conspicuously hollow script. The film’s Mummy thrill-ride action sequences (plane crashes, explosions, rolling vehicles), are a reasonable facsimile of the big dumb fun we expect in June, but whenever the movie opens its big dumb mouth and begins babbling, the audience is liable to feel as cursed as the sadly generic characters. Very long story short: awakened-evilancient-princess mummy (Sofia Boutella) wants to give human form to god of


Wonder Woman 000

Although the origin story of Wonder Woman shifts from World War II to “the war to end all wars” for the new film from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the phrase “why we fight” leaps to mind to describe the hero’s first solo cinematic outing. Wonder Woman’s journey takes her from sheltered idealism through

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Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world in “Cars 3.” statesmen and the inspiration they left behind, even as the sequel introduces an important new character in “maestro of motivation” Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo). Ably directed by Brian Fee (a storyboard artist on “Cars” and “Cars 2”), “Cars 3” expends plenty of time on the sports-movie

formula and racing sequences (including a demolition-derby longueur), but it leaves a greater impression in its poignant stretches (like the regrets of the “those who can’t do, teach” trainer) and its passages of cinematographic beauty (like those at the dusky old Thomasville Speedway), all

scored by the great Randy Newman. The turns of the final race cleverly integrate both halves of the movie into a surprisingly satisfying whole, another entertaining and meaningful G-rated win for Pixar. Rated G. One hour, 49 minutes. — Peter Canavese


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Movies MOVIES NOW SHOWING courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Gal Gadot plays the comic-book super hero “Wonder Woman.”

Movie reviews (continued from previous page) hard-won hard truths about so-called “mankind” to a heroic purpose with promise of future adventures. When American spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes his plane in the waters around the “paradise island” of Themyscira, he must answer for mankind to the Amazons who live there. Princess Diana (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) has trained for the contingency of invaders but couldn’t fully prepare for the horror of war. Diana

determines to accompany Trevor into the outside world, where he plans to put the kibosh on the chemical weapons program while she intends to put an end to war with a swing of the “Godkiller” sword. The film has its failings — it falls into a few bland narrative stretches, fumbles over its cardboard villains, and ends with the usual dull clash of titans — but the very existence of “Wonder Woman” makes a much-needed feminist statement in the crowded superhero space. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content. Two hours, 21 minutes. — P.C.

47 Meters Down (PG-13)

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

A Quiet Passion (PG-13)

Aquarius Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Alien: Covenant (R) All Eyez on Me (R) Century 16: Fri. - Sun.

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Band Aid (Not Rated)

Aquarius Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

Baywatch (R)

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

The Court Jester (1955) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 7: 30 p.m., Fri.- Sun., 3:35 p.m., Sun. & Sat. Dean (PG-13)

Aquarius Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

El Dorado (1967) (Not Rated)

It Comes at Night (R) Century 16: Fri. - Sun.

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Megan Leavey (PG-13)

Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

The Mummy (PG-13) +1/2 Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. My Cousin Rachel (PG-13)

The Book of Henry (PG-13) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Cars 3 (G) +++ Century 16: Fri. - Sun.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13) ++1/2 Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

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Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

Paris Can Wait (PG)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13) Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. Rough Night (R) Century 16: Fri. - Sun.

Century 20: Fri. - Sun. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) (Not Rated) +1/2 Stanford Theatre: 5:30 & 9:25 p.m., Fri. - Sun. The Wedding Plan (PG)

Guild Theatre: Fri. - Sun.

Wonder Woman (PG-13) +++ Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun.

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

Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (For recorded listings: 327-3241) Aquariuspa Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

CineArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (For information: 493-0128) Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (For recorded listings: 566-8367) Stanford Theatre: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (For recorded listings: 324-3700)

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A goofy cast of characters joins together in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Don’t think too hard about “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” although there’s probably little danger of that. It’s exactly what you’d expect writerdirector James Gunn to deliver as a sequel to the 2014 Marvel space adventure he likewise spearheaded. Everything that made the first film well received is back: the goofy cast of characters, arch jokes, lively interstellar action, and a rainbow-sherbet color

scheme. The mercenary Guardians (including Zoe Saldana’s dead-serious Gamora, Dave Bautista’s belly-laughing dum-dum Drax, and cute lil’ twig Baby Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel) start out on a job, get themselves in trouble, and wind up rescued by a mystery man who claims to be the father of rogue space orphan Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), a.k.a. Star Lord. Since the mystery man introduces himself as Ego (and he’s played to the hilt — is there any other way?— by Kurt Russell), it’s

a fair bet he’s telling the truth. After a story that occasionally succumbs to bits straight out of Looney Tunes, anything resembling feeling is kind of an impressive pivot. And the pivotal realization—that, in the end, using your heart beats using your head — works as a pithy instruction manual for this diverting but disposable adventure. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content. Two hours, 16 minutes. — P.C.





Chili teams compete for over $2,000 in cash and prizes.


Food trucks and food booths featuring international flavors, beer, wine and margaritas, live music, and chili competition! Kids Area includes art projects with the Palo Alto Art Center, face painting, fun sporting activities, games and more.


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BOOK SALE... More than 50,000 new and gently used books, media and art will be on sale in three rooms and two outdoor venues on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Proceeds from the event, hosted by the Friends of the Palo Alto Library, will benefit Palo Alto libraries. The event includes everything from gently used books in the Main Sale Room to $1 books at the Tent Sale. Most items for sale are donated by individuals, estates and companies in the community. The sale is open from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, go to book-sale-info. GLOBAL WARMING REVERSAL... Acclaimed journalist and author Paul Hawken will talk about his book, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” during a special event sponsored by Kepler’s Literary Foundation at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Hawken has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. In addition to starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, he has written seven books, including “Blessed Unrest.” “Natural Capitalism,” coauthored by Hawken, was cited by President Bill Clinton as one of the five most important books in the world. For tickets, go to MEET ‘RUSSELL’ MYSTERY WRITER ... Laurie King, the bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries, will celebrate the release of her newest mystery “Lockdown” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. King, an Oakland resident, is the New York Times bestselling author of 14 Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels “Touchstone” and “The Bones of Paris,” and the acclaimed “A Darker Place,” “Folly,” “Califias Daughters” (written under the pen name Leigh Richards), and “Keeping Watch.” Her newest thriller is set at Guadalupe Middle School, where Principal Linda MacDonald is dead-set on changing the course of a school known only for its truancy, gang violence, and failing test scores. But she never expects the cop with too many questions, or the kid under pressure to prove himself. To RSVP, go to

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Collection of ‘Letters Home’ chronicles 125 years ears of Stanford students’ campus experiences by Anna Medina few years ago, Alison Carpenter Davis returned to her alma mater, Stanford University, and took what she describes as a “memory walk” around campus — the same campus from which both her parents also graduated years earlier. In part, she was remembering her father, who had passed away earlier that year. She went to all of the places that were important to him — Encina Hall, the pool where he played water polo and the old bell tower. As she walked around, she recalled her own memories from when she was a student there in the late 1970s and her parents would come to visit. She stopped by the campus post office, looking for her old P.O. Box 5951, and was flooded with the memory of her dad saying, “This is the last letter I’ll ever write to 5951,” shortly before her graduation. Davis still has that letter, as well as a collection of letters that her mother wrote home a generation earlier while she was a student at Stanford. “Her mother required her to write two letters home a week, or she told my mom tuition would be pulled,” said Davis, who was struck by how much she could relate to her mom’s college experiences through those letters. “You know you have that moment when you realize you’re not as different from your parents as you thought you were?” she said, laughing. “Just things about her walking around campus and being at the Big Game

and wondering what to do with the rest of her life and all that ... I was like, ‘Boy, a lot of this is kind of ringing true.’” That walk prompted Davis to publish her newly released book “Letters Home from Stanford: 125 Years of Correspondence Collected from Students of Stanford University,” a collection of handwritten and electronic correspondence of Stanford students spanning from the opening of the university through 2016. These firsthand accounts weave together historical events, campus life and the experience of leaving home for the first time. Reading through so many generations of letter writers revealed to Davis some recurring themes, across time: Grades. Finances. Roommates. The Big Game against football rival the University of California, Berkeley. Missing home. “It’s just about being human and growing up and trying to define yourself and figure yourself out — ‘Who am I in relation to my family, my parents, the world?’” she said. Davis’ favorite chapter in the book is “Snapshots from the Quad” — a sort of collage of students’ experiences on the quad, across time. She said that she likes to imagine that she’s standing in the middle of the quad watching Lucy graduate from the pioneer Class of 1892, and Hope celebrate the end of World War I, and Elaine throw snowballs during a rare snowstorm in 1962. Finding these stories wasn’t easy. Davis collaborated with

University Archivist Daniel Hartwig, who had already started collecting letters through the Stanford Student Letters and Memoirs Collection to put together the book. She collected letters from family, friends and friends of friends. She reached out to the Alumni Association, student centers, and alumni and current student lists. Assistant Archivist Josh Schneider set up a submission process by which current students and recent alums could submit emails and text messages — letter writing for the digital age. Davis and the university archivists hosted events at the Vi at Palo Alto retirement community in Palo Alto and set up a booth on campus during Reunion Homecoming weekend. Through these efforts, Davis was able to add around 40 more sets of letters to the collection, a process that took about two years with the support of the archivists and interns from the English and history departments. “Frankly, if I hadn’t been working with the archivists and the four to five students, it probably would’ve taken me a year or two longer,” she said. The process of putting together the book was an editorial and curatorial feat — one that Davis found more challenging than she initially thought it would be. Davis was careful to obtain permission from letter writers and their descendants and worked with a genealogist to fill in the gaps about those who

wrote letters around the turn of the last century. Though she didn’t have to, she offered those who submitted letters the opportunity to look over the copy that was going in the book, changing names when families requested it and accommodating people’s preferences. “I hope this book evokes to many people, but perhaps to incoming freshman in particular, that they’re part of a greater whole here,” she said. “It’s not just their dorm; it’s not even their class. It’s a whole community going on before them and after them,” she said. Q Editorial Assistant and Internship Coordinator Anna Medina can be reached at

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Alison Carpenter Davis will be signing books at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 23

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NURSERY CONSOLIDATING ... Palo Alto’s SummerWinds Nursery will become one of the company’s three remaining nurseries. The retailer announced this week that it will be closing its San Jose and Mountain View stores in the late fall. Palo Alto, Campbell and Cupertino will remain open. “We continue to invest in our stores in Campbell, Cupertino and Palo Alto, while we begin to close the others. The three remaining locations are just a neighborhood or two away from our loyal customers, and many of our outstanding associates will relocate to our remaining stores,” said President and CEO Frank Benzing. SummerWinds Nursery has a long history in the South Bay, with many store locations opening under the banner of Woolworth Nurseries in the 1960s and 1970s. NEW ROSE BOUQUETS ... Gamble Garden will offer a morning class on how to use roses along with foliage found in woodlands and along roadsides to create flower arrangements. The class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for members (use code IRIS) and $35 for non-members. To register, go to Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email elorenz@ Deadline is one week before publication.


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Courtesy of the San Mateo County Vector Control Distric

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS NAMED ... The Silicon Valley Realtors’ Charitable Foundation has named its 2017 scholarship awards to 18 recent high school graduates. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR). Each student received a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. Local students who received the scholarship include Archer Olson, Gunn High School; Simge Yildiz, Los Altos High School; Megan McDonnell, Menlo-Atherton High School; Shayla Tonge, Mountain View High School; Zoe Dellaert, Palo Alto High School; Rogelio Sanchez, Woodside High School.

ith summer heat, mosquitoes are more annoying than uninvited guests at barbecues and backyard parties. They not only cause itchiness but may trigger allergies or even spread diseases. It is advisable to learn how to choose from mosquito-eliminating products available rather than jumping to the first high-tech looking electronic bug-zapping devices. Bill Rayburn of Hassett Ace Hardware in Palo Alto said it depends on whether there is standing water in your yard to determine what kind of mosquito-fighting products you will need. “If you have standing water in your backyard, it’s better to use mosquito dunks,” Rayburn said. Mosquito Dunks are made from soil bacteria and are considered an all-natural biological control product which can kill mosquito larvae in water. For households without standing water, Rayburn said one option would be citronella candles, which are made of oil extracted from citronella grass, with a scent that can repel mosquitoes. Burning citronella candles or mosquito coils containing allethrin work best if there is relatively little wind, according to the statewide Integrated Pest Management Program of the University of California. The UC Pest Management Program suggests trapping mosquitoes with a mosquito magnet, a device that attracts and captures the insects by releasing carbon dioxide and other attractants, like Ocetnol, a chemical that mimics human breath. Using Ocetnol in the mosquito magnet can attract 10 times the amount of mosquitoes than using it without the chemical, according to mosquito magnet manufacturers. Not all traps are successful at eliminating mosquitoes. The UC Pest Management Program warns that electric bug zappers may be counterproductive, because many of the insects killed by these traps prey on mosquitoes. The way bug zappers work is that bugs are attracted to the UV light inside of them and then are electrocuted. Megan Sebay, Public Health Education and Outreach Officer of San Mateo County, expressed a similar view on bug zappers. “These will kill any insect that enters them, but they’re not likely to reduce the mosquito population in your backyard, “ said Sebay. “Mosquitoes detect their food source by smell and by sensing the carbon dioxide from your breathing and the warmth from your body. They are somewhat attracted to light, but a hungry mosquito will probably bite you rather than go into the trap.” “There have been some studies on this, and overall the evidence suggests that electric insect traps

This photograph of a mosquito, taken with a microscope camera, shows the blood in its abdomen.

High-tech traps may look cool but old-school methods work better by Crystal Tai

are a lot more efficient at killing nonbiting insects than actual mosquitoes.” The other problem is that traps that use light or any other attractant tend to draw in more insects than they kill, increasing the number of flying insects in your backyard, she added. Sebay also dispelled some myths. She said the following practices do not work to repel mosquitoes: dryer sheets, DIY insect repellents, perfume, lotion, baby oil, coconut oil, vitamins, garlic, special diets, bracelets, fragrant plants, candles, bathing, not bathing, or hanging plastic bags of water. Here are some things she said do work: insect repellents registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, spatial repellents like clip-on devices, insect-repellent clothing (DIY with a permethrin spray or purchased pretreated), covering up with clothing, using a fan to create an air current, and using window screens to keep mosquitoes out. The Centers for Disease Control recommends using EPA-registered insect repellents, especially now with concerns about the spread of the Zika and West Nile viruses. Repellents registered with the EPA have been tested for safety and effectiveness, Sebay said. “Unregistered products only have been evaluated for basic safety, not for efficacy against mosquitoes,” Sebay explained. “These products don’t work as well or don’t last as long as registered insect repellents.” “The very best way to prevent mosquito bites is by preventing mosquitoes.” She said. San Mateo County has “a very good proactive mosquito control program” with nine full-time vector control technicians plus seasonal staff treating tens of thousands of water sources throughout the county. She said it’s important for residents to “help us out by eliminating standing water on their own property. A few ounces of water can breed hundreds of mosquitoes in less than a week in warm weather,” she said.Q Crystal Tai is a freelance writer for the Palo Alto Weekly. She can be emailed at crystal2@


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Electronic bug zappers like these sell briskly but experts say they don’t really do the job.

In the June 9 issue of Home and Real Estate, photos of a home included in this weekend’s 2017 Modern Architecture + Design Society’s home tour were taken by architect Mark Marcinek of M110 Architecture of San Francisco. The Weekly regrets the error. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-223-6514, jdong@paweekly. com or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.




xquisitely remodeled 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home with exceptional finishes and attention to detail. Every room of the home enjoys a view of the peaceful garden or the western hills, harmoniously integrating exterior and interior beauty.

The living, dining and family rooms feature dramatic window walls and doors that open to an inviting deck spanning the rear of the home providing a perfect place for enjoyment of the western hills views. The kitchen is sure to please the home chef! Furniture-quality cabinets have been enhanced with rich slab granite counters and new stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is bathed in natural light streaming through skylights set into the soaring vaulted ceiling. A stunning floor to ceiling window in the adjacent breakfast room frames views of the peaceful garden. Renovated bathrooms feature luxurious stone counters and tiles as well as new lighting and plumbing fixtures. Additional amenities include a gym with rubber floor, swimming pool, a 3-car garage with built-in cabinets and a storage loft. The home is fully air-conditioned and recent renovations include ethernet in every room, new acacia wood flooring, new windows and sliding doors, and new interior doors. Enjoy the natural beauty of Los Altos Hills as well as the convenience of being close to downtown Los Altos and Palo Alto. Home is located in the acclaimed Palo Alto Unified School District. Living Area: 3,029 sq. ft. (Per Appraiser, Kimberly Townsend, unverified) Lot Size: 1 acre (Per tract map, unverified)

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GREAT CENTRAL MENLO LOCATION! This gracious 2-story Tuscan-inspired home was designed and meticulously maintained by its owners and custom built by Menlo Builders in 2008 with discerning attention to detail and using the highest quality materials and top level ďŹ nishes. The established garden is tranquil and lush complete with a fountain and cascading water feature. Just blocks to Oak Knoll Elementary and Hillview Middle schools. Easy access to commuter routes, Cal Train, both SF and San Jose international Airports, Acclaimed MP schools & convenient access to Downtowns Menlo Park and Palo Alto, Stanford, Sand Hill & major tech campuses. • • • • • •

Home built up from the studs in 2008 Kitchen/Family room with vaulted ceilings leading to back yard Large formal living/dining room Wood Flooring 2 master suites, one on ground oor and other upstairs Office/potential 6th bedroom

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Stunning 7,181 sqft New Construction in the Heart of North Palo Alto!

789 Northampton Drive, Palo Alto • •

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Spectacular 7,181 square feet* new construction with high-end modern sophistication Approximately 6,560 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms/ 6.5 bathrooms - plus 466 square foot garage and 155 square foot bike storage area * (* buyer to verify square feet) On a large, approximately 11,572 square feet* (*per the City of Palo Alto) 110kW solar electricity (10.07 kW DC producing 13,144 kWh/Year) Home automation system offers everything needed for i˜iÀ}އivwVˆi˜Ì]Vœ“vœÀÌ>LiˆÛˆ˜} -iiV̇}À>`iÜ>˜ÕÌyœœÀˆ˜}̅ÀœÕ}…œÕÌ>˜` ÕÀœ«i>˜ white oak on the lower level Rift-sawn oak, walnut, and Zebra wood cabinetry Luxurious library, media room, recreation area, and multipurpose room/workshop 7 security cameras (CCTV) installed on the outside of the house Attached 466 square foot 2-car garage plus 155 square foot bike storage area Wonderful outdoor living venues with wall-to wall glass doors from the great room Amazing North Palo Alto location - just 1.5 miles to vibrant University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto.


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(Hanna has ranked one of the Top Agents in the Country in 2007-2016 per the WSJ)

Hanna Shacham 650.752.0767 BRE# 01073658


OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 5pm

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MODERN LIVING IN CHOICE SETTING 3537 Alma Village Circle, Palo Alto Experience the best of home automation in this centrally located, yet privately situated home of over 2,200 sq. ft. (per county), which includes 4 beds, 3.5 baths, and a flexible office. Efficiently operate this advanced abode with a Control4 system that manages lighting, climate, and motorized shades, and entertain in style with open, sun-lit spaces basking in verdant views. Stroll to Robles Park, convenient shopping, and excellent schools, including Fairmeadow Elementary (API 953) and JLS Middle (API 943). Also nearby are Gunn High (API 917), Mitchell Park, Library, and Community Center, plus fine dining along El Camino Real (buyer to verify eligibility).

Offered at $1,988,000

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INVITING ELEGANCE TOUTS DESIRABLE SETTING 91 Arbuelo Way, Los Altos Seamlessly blending modern living with inviting warmth is this lovely 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home of approx. 3,600 sq. ft. (per county) which resides on a generous property of over 10,000 sq. ft. (per county). High-end luxury is featured in the gourmet kitchen and opulent master bath, while a central floorplan has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate large gatherings. Easily access Hillview Park and Los Altos Library, as well as both San Antonio Center and downtown Los Altos. Excellent schools, including Almond Elementary (API 955), Egan Junior (API 976), and Los Altos High (API 895), are all within convenient biking distance (buyer to verify eligibility).

Offered at $3,788,000

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18612 Decatur Road, Monte Sereno $9,800,000 | Listing Provided By: Joanna Hsu Lic. #01394844

Customized to the unique style of each luxury property, Prestigio will expose your home through the most influential mediums reaching the greatest number of qualified buyers wherever they may be in the world. For more information about listing your home with the Intero Prestigio International program, call your local Intero Real Estate Services office. ©2017 Intero Real Estate Services Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. All rights reserved. • Palo All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This is not intended as a solicitation if you are listed with another broker.

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147 Almendral Avenue, Atherton Unparalleled Opportunity in West Atherton Towering redwoods surround this jewel of a property, creating a woodland sanctuary of nearly one acre (per county) within this highly exclusive address. The spacious premises reveal an enchanting 4 bedroom, 3 bath home of approx. 2,500 sq. ft. (per county) that 19-:-@1?/A?@;950 1:@A>E;01>:?@E81 @41.E<>;0A/@;2-:->/45@1/@5:ŌA1:/10.E@41@59181??01?53:?;24->81?-91?-:0 Herman Miller. Boasting a stunning pyramid ceiling, updated amenities, and a versatile layout, the home can easily accommodate remodeling and even expansion. Tucked inside one of the most distinguished neighborhoods in Silicon Valley, this setting is within mere moments of the celebrated Menlo Circus Club, alluring downtown Menlo Park, and illustrious private schools. For video tour & more photos, please visit: Offered at $6,288,000


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2130 BYRON STREET, PALO ALTO By Appointment


5 beds | 4.5 baths | 3 levels Approx. 4,552 SqFt on a fully landscaped 6,600 SqFt lot

Traditional foyer, formal living/ dining room, fabulouslyappointed kitchen, office, ďŹ tness center, recreation room, home theatre, and wine cellar.


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Downtown Palo Alto 728 Emerson Street, Palo Alto Downtown Menlo Park 640 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 39





ocated on 10,192 sq.ft. of flat lot in the premium Midtown Palo Alto neighborhood, this single family home offers endless possibilities with a great opportunity to update the house with your own taste or rebuild your dream home (upto 3,797 sq.ft. per Palo Alto City guidelines - buyer to verify). This 4bed/3bath home offers 1,906 sq.ft. across a light-filled, open floor plan and skylight.

Contact listing agents for details.

Living room is accented with a high ceilings and full wall of windows overlooking beautiful backyard. Outside, the resortinspired grounds feature mature trees and a sparkling pool. This private, yet close-in, location provides convenient access to excellent Palo Alto schools, Midtown Shopping Center, Palo Alto Downtown, parks, libraries, major commuters' routes and Silicon Valley employers and other everyday conveniences.

Offered at $2,488,000

David Chung & Sunny Kim Alain Pinel Realtors

650-489-6251 Lic #70010023

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Selling your home? First, meet with Michael Repka.

Meet with Michael today for tax and legal advice before listing your home. Unlike most real estate agents, Michael holds two law degrees and has years of experience as a real estate and tax attorney, giving his clients a unique advantage as most other brokerages do not provide an in-house attorney to help clients. In addition, the expertise and marketing available through the team at DeLeon Realty are the very best in the business. Meet with Michael to discuss any preliminary tax and legal questions about selling your home and let him tell you more about what makes DeLeon Realty’s innovative approach to real estate so successful. There is no cost or obligation for this consultation. However, Homeowners that have a current listing contract with another agent are excluded.

650.488.7325 | | CalBRE #01903224 • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 41




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$3,750,000 324-4456

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The DeLeon Difference® 650.543.8500 650.543.8500 | | DeLeon Realty CalBRE #01903224

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$2,750,000 325-6161


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Superb Leland Manor Location!

his Charming Dutch Colonial home has been designed with an eye towards blending the interior with the surroundings, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor living. Located in the desirable Leland Manor neighborhood of North Palo Alto the home offers 5 bedrooms, plus a den, 3 bathrooms and an oversized 2 car garage. Situated on a large 9380 sq. ft. lot that meets minimum size requirement for a cottage, too. The wrap around yard with mature landscaping and a majestic tree along with a private brick patio makes this a great home for entertaining large families and hosting big gatherings. Stellar Palo Alto schools and an easy walk to Rinconada Park, Lucie Stern Community Center, the Palo Alto Art Center, the Children’s Museum and Zoo, the Main Library, and Children’s Library make this an ideal place to live.

Offered at $4,750,000 For Virtual Tour and 3D Floor Plan visit:

Arti Miglani (650) 804-6942 BRE# 01150085 • Palo Alto Weekly • June 16, 2017 • Page 43

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DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Gerrie Miller, Esq. 220 State Street, Suite 9 Los Altos, CA 94022 (650)941-8450 (PAW June 2, 9, 16, 2017) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RUDOLFO ESTRADA Case No.: 17PR181179 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RUDOLFO ESTRADA. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: COMERICA BANK in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: COMERICA BANK be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 12 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N.

First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Richard R. Guggenheim 152 North Third Street, Suite 550 (408)998-2700 (PAW June 2, 9, 16, 2017)

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THE NET GAME . . . Stanford grad Kristie Ahn defeated Magda Linette in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon Open Nottingham, her first quarterfinal on the WTA tour. She plays Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova, ranked No. 117, on Friday. Ahn, ranked No. 131, won the ITF Dothan Classic and reached the finals of the ITF Saint Gaudens . . . Stanford product Carol Zhao returns to the professional circuit next week at the $25,000 Southern Lifestyle Development Classic in Baton Rouge after taking a month off from the rigorous ITF Circuit . . . Stanford junior Tom Fawcett was named the Pac12 Singles Player of the Year and teammates Sameer Kumar and David Wilczynski were named honorable mention allconference.

Sharapova returns to Stanford Former World No. 1 to join Bellis at Bank of the West Classic

Five-time Olympian and Stanford grad Tony Azevedo takes his final shot for the U.S. nation team. He officially retired at halftime.

Score one for Olympian Azevedo His playing days behind him, the Stanford grad has launched his next venture by Rick Eymer


tanford grad Tony Azevedo may have played his final water polo game for the U.S. men’s national team but he’ll continue to impact the sport in positive ways for years to come. A project in the making for some time, Azevedo has jumped in full force, turning his attention to giving young players a solid foundation in the form of The Aquatic Games. The international event, geared for boys and girls 13-and-under, gets its grand opening on August 2 in his hometown of Long Beach. He hopes it serves as a way for kids to be inspired by the Olympians who will be there. “Imagine a league where it’s

Avery Aquatic Center to compete in his final international water polo match. His position as an American water polo icon cemented, Azevedo prepares for the next step of his amazing journey. He may never play again but stands ready to made a significant difference. “Just walking around on campus, coming back to Stanford and Palo Alto, it was emotional,” Azevedo said. After playing his final game, in Team USA’s 8-7 loss to Croatia, Azevedo, who scored his final USA goal at 4:12 of the first quarter, stayed in town to visit with Silicon Valley businesses in (continued on next page)

Nothing but baseball Palo Alto grad named to Texas League all-star team by Glenn Reeves ven though present circumstances sometimes make B.J. Boyd, named to the Texas League all-star team on Thursday, feel a bit like a stranger in a strange land, he’s doing all he can to make a favorable impression in order to hopefully, eventually, make a triumphant return home. Home is the Bay Area for the Palo Alto native, now toiling in Texas for the Midland Rockhounds, the Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Boyd, who signed with the A’s in 2012 after a storied career at Palo Alto High, is batting over


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based on development,” Azevedo says in an opening statement on a video he put out on his twitter feed. The event features a combine, where players will get tested on specific water polo drills that will be entered into a database, and from henceforth track their development. There’s three days of attending workships and playing twice daily. It’s all part of a future in which Azevedo envisions America catching up to the rest of the world and becoming a perennial world power. Azevedo gave voice to his goals when he visited Stanford on Sunday, putting on a Team USA cap and jumping into the pool at


ROWING ALONG . . . Stanford seniors Ruth Narode and Filippa Karrfelt and sophomore Stephanie Grauer were selected to the Division I First Team AllAmerica Team by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

by Bank of the West Classic er tennis career has taken a few detours since Maria Sharapova last took the court at Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Center six years ago. These days she’s regained her footing and local tennis enthusiasts are the better for it. Although her comeback from a doping ban has been put on hold after Sharapova sustained a muscle tear during her secondround match at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in May, the five-time Grand Slam Champion and former World No. 1 player hopes to restart her career at Stanford after being granted a main draw wildcard into the Bank of the West Classic, that begins July 31. “I am excited to return to the Bank of the West Classic and would like to thank the tournament for giving me the opportunity to play,” said Sharapova, who will not play again until coming to Stanford. “I will continue to work on my recovery and my next scheduled tournament is in Stanford,” she posted on her Facebook page last weekend. Currently ranked No. 175, Sharapova has played in three tournaments since her ban was reduced to 15 months from 24. She is 5-3 on the season. Sharapova, who will be competing in the US for the first time since March of 2015 at the Miami Open, has won 35 career WTA singles titles and is one of just six women to complete the career Grand Slam. This will mark Sharapova’s fourth visit to the Bank of the West Classic and her first since 2011. She made the final of the Bank of the West Classic in 2010. Sharapova joins two-time Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka, American star Madison Keys and Atherton resident CiCi Bellis in the draw. The tournament’s full acceptance list will be released next week. Bellis is currently ranked No. 40 in the world after dropping her third-round match in the French Open to 12th-ranked Caroline Wozniacki. The Bank of the West Classic, a Premier WTA event, features a 28-player singles draw as well as a 16-team doubles draw. The event is owned and operated by IMG and serves as the opening women’s event of the US Open Series. The tournament has been held on Stanford University’s campus at Taube Family Tennis Stadium since 1997. Q


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DRAFTED . . . Menlo School’s Griff McGarry was taken in the 31st round f the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers as a pitcher. Menlo College’s Kevin George went to the Chicago White Sox, also as a pitcher, in the 33rd round. Stanford juniors Quinn Brodey, Colton Hock and Matt Winaker, and senior Brett Hanewich were each selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft. Six more Stanford players were selected on the final day: junior Andrew Summerville, junior Keith Weisenberg, sophomore Tristan Beck, senior Alex Dunlap, and seniors Chris Castellanos and Jack Klein. In addition, senior Jacob Hoffman, who did not play in a game for the Cardinal, was picked by the Oakland Athletics in the 40th round. Stanford commit Michael Mercado was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 40th overall pick on the first day.


Palo Alto grad B.J. Boyd also helped the Vikings win a state football title in 2010.

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.300 in West Texas, a place where his focus is all on baseball. “It’s been a great experience playing in Midland, but it’s not such a great place to be,’’ Boyd said. “I look out my window and all I see are dirt roads and oil wells. On my off days all I do is sleep.’’ Signing out of high school as a 17-year-old, Boyd spent his first three professional seasons at the rookie, short-season and low-A levels. He moved up to high-A Stockton in the California League in 2015 and hit .277. So it was a little bit of a (continued on next page)

Azevedo (continued from previous page)

an attempt to start a professional American water polo league. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any exposure is good. You have to think outside the box,â&#x20AC;? Azevedo said in pre-match interview. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to do something different. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, at least we tried.â&#x20AC;? Azevedo doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fail though. He sets impossible goals and when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reached, he sets even higher goals. He wants to get away from the physical aspect of the sport and concentrate on its grace, its artistic nature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coaching, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invested in the team and whatever it takes,â&#x20AC;? Azevedo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to focus on other aspects. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at a critical point in water polo where we need to find a way to monetize it. A pro league is needed here. How can we make the sport better for TV?â&#x20AC;? Azevedo was set in his mind that the 2016 Rio Olympics would be his final competition. He wanted to end his career in the city of his birth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to finish my career in Brazil,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to

B.J. Boyd (continued from previous page)

disappointment to get sent back to Stockton for a second year in 2016. But after batting .288 for the Ports he was promoted in September to Triple-A Nashville and got a taste (with 30 at-bats, batting .267) of that level, just below the big leagues. This is Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year in the Double-A Texas League, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having confidence, playing every day you get used to the pitching,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In high school you did not have guys throwing 90 every day. Here everybody can throw that. Everybody was a star in their hometown, everybody was elite, everybody is here for a reason.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd got a taste of air travel in his brief time with Nashville last year. That is not the mode of transportation in the Texas League. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get on a bus after a game and drive 9 to 12 hours to the next city,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd said. So it goes without saying he wants to keep hitting and say goodbye to long bus rides. He wants to get back to Triple-A and to the level beyond it, where he can settle in back home in the Bay Area with Oakland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year playing in Triple A boosted my confidence,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then I got a lot of playing time in big league spring training and did well, felt comfortable.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In spring training Boyd got a chance to make a connection with Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager Bob Melvin, a Menlo-Atherton graduate who at one time played on a youth baseball team for Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandfather, Fred Brown, with the Palo Alto Knights. Boyd still lives in Palo Alto in

play again.â&#x20AC;? U.S. coach Dejan Udovicic hatched an idea to have Azevedo play one more game at Stanford, where he earned four national Player of the Year awards and led the Cardinal to a pair of NCAA titles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All those years he played for USA he has set the example as a professional in this sport,â&#x20AC;? Udovicic said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a great career and he deserved a last game.â&#x20AC;? Azevedo spent Saturday night having dinner with former Stanford coach Dante Dettamanti and current coach John Vargas, just talking about water polo. Vargas was Azevedoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first coach and first Olympic coach. Dettamanti was his first coach at Stanford. He helped both win a national title. So when Udovicic expressed an interest in doing this for Azevedo (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the start of the way weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it for the rest of the players,â&#x20AC;? he said) and Vargas agreed to facilitate it, Azevedo was all in. Azevedo was honored at halftime and presented gifts from Stanford, Croatia and USA Water Polo. He took the microphone, thanked everybody and then slipped quietly away to spend time with his family. Q the off-season and keeps up with the athletic teams at his old high school. The 5-foot-11 Boyd said he enjoyed watching his â&#x20AC;&#x153;little cousinâ&#x20AC;? 6-4 Bryant Jefferson, play for the Palo Alto football and basketball teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get on their case because we won state,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd said. Boyd was an integral part of the 2010 Palo Alto football team that is still the only Central Coast Section team to win a state championship. He rushed for 772 yards that season as a junior and averaged 8.0 yards per carry. In his senior season in 2011 he caught 36 passes for 1,108 yards and 17 touchdowns and averaged over 50 yards per kickoff return. Then he batted over .500 for the baseball team, ran wild on the base paths, and was selected in the fourth round by the Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. He has become a different player now than he was back then, a more instinctual player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might have lost a little bit of speed, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve definitely gotten stronger,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In high school I hit the ball on the ground. In rookie ball I was a slap hitter. Now I hit the ball with a little bit of power in the gaps. I like to keep it simple, see the ball, hit the ball. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do too well when I start thinking.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The ultimate goal is to arrive back home and play for the major league Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. As for now the immediate focus is on taking care of business, refining his skills and doing everything he can to prepare himself and thereby creating the opportunity he seeks. And so playing in Midland, where there are minimal distractions to keep him from working toward his goal, is something of a blessing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh man, to be honest all there is to do here is play ball,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I can do is go out there and be the best I can be every day.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Q

PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE BROADCAST LIVE ON KZSU, FM 90.1 CABLECAST LIVE ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL 26 ***************************************** THIS IS A SUMMARY OF COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS. THE AGENDA WITH COMPLETE TITLES INCLUDING LEGAL DOCUMENTATION CAN BE VIEWED AT THE BELOW WEBPAGE: AGENDA- REGULAR MEETINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;COUNCIL CHAMBERS June 19, 2017, 6:00 PM Study Session 1. Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Partnership Annual Update Special Orders of the Day 2. Proclamation Honoring Penny Ellson for 15 Years of Service to the Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Partnership Consent Calendar 4. Approval of Contract Number C17167812 With Truepoint Solutions, LLC for a Three Year Contract, $400,000 Annually With a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $1,200,000 to Provide Services in Scripting, Reporting, and Other Technical Support of the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Development Permitting System, Accela, for Development Services and Planning and Community Environment 5. Approval of Amendment Number 1 to Contract Number C16161852 With PSC Industrial Outsourcing, LP (PSC) to Increase Compensation for the Second and Third Contract Years by MVYH;V[HS5V[[V,_JLLK(TV\U[VM  [V(KKYLZZ/PNOLY3HUKĂ&#x201E;SS+PZWVZHS Costs for the Transportation and Disposal of ash From the Regional Water Quality Control Plant 6. Adoption of a Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement Between the Northern California Power Agency and the Cities of Palo Alto and Santa Clara for Electric Transmission, Generation and Regulatory Consulting Services in a Total Amount Not-To-Exceed $500,000 for a Three Year Term 7. Approval of the Purchase of Police Radio Consoles for the Silicon Valley Regional Communications System (SVRCS) Regional 700 MHz Trunked Radio System in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $917,000 With an Option for Utilities to Purchase two Additional Consoles for an Amount Notto-Exceed $72,000 8. Approval of a Contract Amendment With Team Sheeper for Operational Management of Rinconada Poolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lap and Open Swim Programs as Well as Oversight of Rinconada Masters and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics Programs 9. Approval of a Purchase Order With National Auto Fleet Group, in the Amount of $214,782 for the Purchase of a 2017 Ford F-550 XL 4WD With a Knapheide 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Value Master Platform With Weco Industries Equipment and Approve Budget Amendments in the Wastewater Collection Fund and Vehicle Replacement and Maintenance Fund 10. Approval of a Contract With G4S Secure Integration in the Amount of $1,413,734 to Provide Design and Construction of a Video Management System Along the Caltrain Corridor, Capital Improvement Program Project PE-18001, and Authorization for the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Related Change Orders Not-to-Exceed $136,246 in Total Value and a System Maintenance Agreement for a Five-year Term in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $225,000 Annually, Subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) Increases and Appropriation of Funds Through the Annual Budget Process 11. Acceptance of the Institute of Museums and Library Services Grant and Sherrie Innis Estate Bequest and Approve Budget Amendment in the General Fund 12. SECOND READING: Adoption of an Ordinance Dedicating 36.5 Acres of Land at the Former ITT Property Antenna Field to Become Part of the Baylands Nature Preserve (FIRST READING: June 5, 2017 PASSED: 9-0) Action Items  7<)30*/,(905.!(KVW[PVUVMH9LZVS\[PVU*VUĂ&#x201E;YTPUN>LLK(IH[LTLU[9LWVY[HUK6YKLYPUN Cost of Abatement to be a Special Assessment on the Respective Properties Described Therein  7<)30*/,(905.(5+79676:0;065/,(905.!:[HŃ&#x153;9LJVTTLUKH[PVU;OH[[OL*P[` Council Adopt two Resolutions: 1) Amending Rate Schedules W-1 (General Residential Water Service), W-2 (Water Service From Fire Hydrants), W-4 (Residential Master-Metered and General Non-Residential Water Service), and W-7 (Non-Residential Irrigation Water Service) to 0UJYLHZL9H[LZ\W[V7LYJLU[HUK9LWLHS[OL+YV\NO[:\YJOHYNLZ,Ń&#x153;LJ[P]L1\S`"HUK 2) Amending Rate Schedule R-1 (Residential Refuse Rates) to Increase Monthly Refuse Service 9H[LZI`7LYJLU[,Ń&#x153;LJ[P]L1\S` 15. 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1025-1027 Marcussen Dr Centrally located MP duplex. 3/1.5 + bonus room, & 2/1. Completely remodeled owner’s unit. BR BA Billy McNair 650.324.4456

Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30

10 Sandstone St Wide,tranquil views. Rustic setting. Contemporary home in community environment. 3 BR 2 BA Nancy Goldcamp 650.325.6161

16 Valley Oak St Sophisticated single-level w/premium finishes & spacious outdoor spaces - 3 BR 2 BA Ginny Kavanaugh 650.851.1961

337 Central Ave Willows home w/new kitchen, new bath, new hall bath, flooring, huge lot in great location. 3 BR 2 BA Elaine White 650.324.4456





Half Moon Bay


116 Spyglass Ln Large lot, Steps to Ritz and beach, Casual Elegant! 5 BR 3 BA Judy Byrnes



Menlo Park

Sat 1 - 4



Redwood City

Sat/Sun 1 - 4


Menlo Park

Sat/Sun 1 - 4




2061 Ashton Ave 4 bedroom / 2 bath updated home with open floor. Award winning Las Lomitas School District. 4 BR 2 BA Elaine White/Kimm Terpening 650.324.4456

1233 Foothill St. Built in 2014. Open, tall ceilings, natural light, hrdwd floors, high end finishes + more! 3 BR 2.5 BA Jennifer Alfaro 650.324.4456

885 Espinosa Rd Serene country living on over 3 acs. Spectacular views of the bay & East Bay hills. 4 BR 3 BA Jean & Chris Isaacson 650.851.2666




Coldwell Banker. Where home begins. Mountain View Sat/Sun 1 - 4:30



Sat/Sun 12 - 5



Sat/Sun 1 - 4


1920 San Ramon Ave Immaculate and newly updated end unit Town home in a very small complex is a rare find 2 BR 1.5 BA Gordon Ferguson 650.325.6161

230 Magnolia Ave Spacious backyard. Excellent Spring Valley/Taylor/Mills schools. Close to BART, Caltrain. 2 BR 1 BA Deniece Smith 650.325.6161

1023 College Ave East End Craftsman w/detached garage, updated kitchen & bath, oak floors, fireplace & more. 2 BR 1 BA Milton Boyd 650.325.6161



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