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City creates Office of Transportation New department signifies growing urgency of parking, traffic and rail issues by Gennady Sheyner


ast month, with little warning and no fanfare, Palo Alto’s new Office of Transportation opened for business. Once nestled inside the Department of Planning and Community Environment, the

operation formerly known as the Transportation Division now stands on its own. Chief Transportation Official Joshuah Mello, who until recently was supervised by the planning director, reports directly to the city manager’s office under the

new structure. The organizational change could have significant implications for the city. The small but increasingly critical transportation operation is responsible for executing on two of the City Council’s four priorities this year: transportation and grade separation (the reconfiguration of railroad-track intersections). It also absorbs an outsized share of public ire. In just

the past few months, the P a lo A lt o council has been hit with f ive separate petitions relat i ng to transportat ion: t h re e Joshuah Mello f r om Pa lo Alto neighborhoods where residents want to

make sure their homes won’t be seized as part of the city’s effort to redesign the rail crossings; a fourth from businesses in the Southgate neighborhood who allege the city’s allotted an insufficient number of permits for employees in the area’s new residential parking program; and a fifth, signed by more than 1,000 residents who are upset (continued on page 9)


Stanford expansion creates housing quandary Residents voice concerns about traffic by Gennady Sheyner


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WeHope’s gym, and laundry and shower services through WeHope’s Dignity on Wheels mobile van. The program is estimated to cost about $300,000. Project WeHope would contribute one-third of the funding, with the city contributing two-thirds

espite concerns about the region’s housing shortage, Palo Alto residents showed little enthusiasm Tuesday for the idea of requiring Stanford University to build enough residential units to compensate for its ambitious expansion. The question of exactly how much housing Stanford should add to complement the 2.275 million square feet of academic space it plans to construct by 2035 is at the center of a new analysis by Santa Clara County, which is now reviewing Stanford’s application for a new General Use Permit. The university has proposed 3,150 units or beds as part of its expansion; the new study considers two alternatives that would require a total of 5,699 (in Housing Alternative A) or 4,425 (in Housing Alternative B) units or beds. The two new proposals are both evaluated in the recently recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report, which was the subject of a meeting on Tuesday at the Palo Alto Art Center. More than 50 residents attended to express their concerns both about Stanford’s proposal and the newly released alternatives. No one at the meeting disputed the idea that Stanford’s academic

Beatin’ the heat Families find relief at Rinconada Pool in Palo Alto on July 10, when the temperature topped 90 degrees.


East Palo Alto eyes RV parking program City Council could approve funding on July 17 by Sue Dremann


he first program in Silicon Valley to house and support RV dwellers on government land could start as soon as November, if approved by the East Palo Alto City Council on July 17. In a heartfelt discussion on July 3 about the need for communities to help the least fortunate, the council voted

unanimously to support the proposed RV Safe Parking Pilot Program, which would allow up to 20 recreational vehicles and motor homes to temporarily park on city-owned property. The groundbreaking program would use the former Tanklage site at 1798 Bay Road for a oneyear pilot program that would allow people to park their RVs

overnight while receiving support services, with the goal of moving the people into transitional housing. East Palo Alto nonprofit Project WeHope, which provides shelter and services to homeless persons, would manage the program and lease the property. The site would have portable toilets, security guards, meals at Project • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 5

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Why does the city want to bring another burden to this community? Elizabeth Pulido, East Palo Alto resident, on city’s proposed RV parking program. See story on page 5.

Around Town

END OF AN ERA ... After 33 years of City Hall, Palo Alto’s Chief Financial Officer Lalo Perez enjoyed his last day on the job last week. An affable number-cruncher with a penchant for breaking down complex issues in simple terms, Perez began in revenue collections in 1985 and worked up to lead the city’s Administrative Services Department. According to a resolution of appreciation that the City Council passed on June 25, he oversaw the issuance of more than 130,300 checks, more than 30,000 purchase orders, thousands of budget change requests and dozens of budgets, picking up 20 awards along the way. Strikingly, at a time of leadership turnover, Perez was only the third person to lead the department since 1988. The council’s resolution recognized him for his “positive attitude” and “exceptional work ethic.” City Manager James Keene described him as a “dependable public servant” and recalled the gloomy economic days of late 2008, when Keene had just started his tenure as city manager. “I arrived here a month before the global economic collapse, which our labor unions blamed Lalo and me for for at least two years,” Keene said. Councilwoman Karen Holman said that she would vote against the resolution if that would keep Perez at City Hall. Instead of doing that, she wished him luck. “Clearly, he has many ball fields to visit in his future,” she said. Perez, who did not attend the meeting, told the Weekly that he is looking forward to more family time. He said he was feeling “bittersweet emotions” in leaving Palo Alto. “You’re working hard for something that people care about and you have real commitment from the council, the management team and staff. I felt very much at home.” UNDER THE BOARDWALK ... Palo Alto officials know all too well that building in the Baylands can be a strenuous ordeal, subject to lengthy reviews by regional, state and federal agencies. The permitting process added several years to the city’s last major project in the Baylands, the transformation of the old Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course into the brand-new Baylands Golf Links, as well as to the ongoing project

to reconstruct levees around the San Francisquito Creek to improve flood control. It thus came as a pleasant surprise to city leaders that Palo Alto’s latest project in the marshy open-space preserve — the replacement of the boardwalk near the Lucy Evans Baylands Interpretive Center — is proceeding ahead of schedule, with work set to kick off in September. The City Council approved last month a $1-million contract with the firm Vortex Marine Construction Inc. to replace the boardwalk, which was built in 1969 and closed to the public in 2014 because of structural damage (a 200-foot segment was reopened after minor repairs). This project, unlike the others, is actually one year ahead of schedule because of “timely issuance of permits by the regulatory agencies,” which include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to a Public Works Department report. The new boardwalk will have the same length (about 850 feet) and will be slightly wider (5 feet versus 4 feet) than the current structure, with redwood railings and decking, four outlook points, an observation platform at the far end and benches. Construction is set to launch in September and finish by December, according to Public Works. BRIDGE CLOSED ... Palo Alto Baylands visitors won’t be allowed to walk on Friendship Bridge until the end of the year due to continued work on the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority’s creek alignment project. The bridge was closed beginning Thursday, July 12, and is estimated to reopen in December, which is considered the authority’s “final construction season” at the creek running east of U.S. Highway 101 and in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto. A number of trails also will be closed in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto for the same time span, with the exception of the trail from East Bayshore Road to Verbena Drive, which is set to reopen this summer. View a map of the closures at https://bit. ly/2zuY9yh. Q


County makes ‘significant’ progress in housing the homeless Report: More than one-third of goal has been realized or is in progress by Sue Dremann been costly. The county spends $520 million annually in support services for homeless persons, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2017 “Annual Homeless Assessment Report.” Job loss and eviction are among the leading causes of homelessness, with evictions rising by 11 percentage points from 2011 to 2017, according to the

county’s 2017 Homeless Census and Survey. The competitive rental market and people’s lack of income are the primary barriers to regaining housing, according to the survey. Sixty-two percent said they can’t afford rent, 56 percent had no job or income and 23 percent had no money for moving costs. The cost of housing has far outstripped wages in the county — particularly for extremely low- and low-income renters. According to the county report

Source: County of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County cities are not supplying adequate housing — particularly of the type that helps keep people from homelessness.

Source: County of Santa Clara

issued Tuesday, an affordable unit for an extremely low-income household paying no more than 30 percent of their income for housing would be $628 for an individual, $716 for two persons and $885 for four persons. However, fair-market rent in the county averaged $1,773 monthly for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,200 for a twobedroom apartment in 2017. Housing costs in Palo Alto are far worse. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $2,620 and a two-bedroom unit is $3,617, according to the online trend tracker RentCafe. Voters approved the nearly $1 billion Measure A bond measure to help provide funding for approximately 4,800 affordablehousing units. So far, the county has approved six developments with housing designated for persons leaving homelessness, but none of them are in the northern section of county. Three developments in San Jose and one each in Cupertino, Gilroy and Morgan Hill are scheduled to open between May 2019 and February 2021. Another 134-apartment complex in San Jose, Second Street Studios, is expected to be completed by this September. The county plans to support a total 120 developments through the next decade, according to the July report. Of the 1,449 housing units built as of Dec. 31, 2017, 946 are permanent supportive housing — housing that provides social, medical and other services — and 503 are rapid-rehousing units, which gets people off the street quickly. Housing currently in the pipeline will supply an additional 655 units of permanent supportive housing, 87 rapid-rehousing units and 62 others whose use has not yet been determined. But despite the progress highlighted in the July report, data supports a June 21 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury finding that Santa Clara County cities are not supplying adequate housing — particularly of the type that helps keep people from homelessness. Palo Alto ranked near the bottom when it came to meeting its 2007-2014 Regional Housing Need Allocation, a state-mandated process Bay Area counties use to identify and project the number of housing units needed to meet the needs of people of all income levels in each county. Palo Alto issued building permits for just nine low-income units, or 2 percent, of its 543-unit allocation, and 156 permits, or 23 percent, of the 690 units for very

Source: County of Santa Clara


anta Clara County has made considerable strides toward reaching its goal of creating 6,000 units of new, affordable housing for homeless individuals and families, according to a report released Tuesday. Since January 2015, the county added 1,449 new housing units for homeless persons. It has another 840 in the pipeline, according to the Office of Supportive Housing’s “Ending Homelessness: The State of the Supportive Housing System in Santa Clara County 2017” report. The study is the first in a series of 10 annual reports on homelessness and focuses on supportive housing, the $950 million 2016 Measure A affordable-housing bond and progress toward the county’s 2015-2020 Community Plan to End Homelessness. An estimated 7,394 homeless persons were counted in county’s 2017 homeless census, which occurred that January. Of those, 74 percent were unsheltered, meaning they had no protection from the elements. But episodic homelessness affects many more people. A 2015 county study, “Home Not Found,” identified 46,225 county residents who had experienced homelessness at some point in 2012 and received some form of county medical, behavioral health or other social service. Serving these individuals has

low-income housing. For the 2015-2023 cycle, it added 58 low-income units, or 13 percent, for low-income housing through 2017; and 20 units, or 3 percent, for very low-income residents, according to the Association of Bay Area Governments. A large part of the July report is dedicated to explaining support services that help keep people in housing by providing case management, job assistance, medical and mental health services and other needs. These programs are provided in both short-term and permanent housing. The report points to the overall success of such programs. Since the county implemented the 2015-2020 Community Plan to End Homelessness, 5,154 people have found permanent housing through various programs. Of the people in permanent supportive housing between July 2011 and the end of 2016, 90 percent remained there for at least a year. Only 6 percent of all clients who left permanent supportive housing for other permanent housing in 2015 had returned to homelessness within two years (four out of 65 persons). And 72 percent of clients who were in short-term housing programs in

2017 went on to obtain permanent housing. New programs aim to build on those numbers. In 2018, the Special Needs Direct Referral program will work to house people with medical or behavioral needs who don’t meet federal standards for chronic homelessness. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Supportive Housing Program also helps medically fragile persons who are identified as high users of county emergency services. The program, which will serve 70 clients, is a collaboration to provide housing, case management and high-quality health care. Enrollment began in November. Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@


The June 22 Title Pages story “Bad Blood in Silicon Valley,” misidentified a blood test. It should have said “thyroid stimulating hormone.” The Weekly regrets the error. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650223-6514, jdong@paweekly. com or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.

CityView A round-up

of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council

The council did not meet this week.

LET’S DISCUSS: Read the latest local news headlines and talk about the issues at Town Square at • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 7


Online This Week

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

District names new Hoover principal The Palo Alto school district announced on Tuesday that Jim Sherman, principal of LeyVa Middle School in the Evergreen School District since 2006, will become Hoover Elementary School’s new principal. He will replace Katy Bimpson, who left at the end of the school year to lead Juana Briones Elementary School. (Posted July 10, 1:13 p.m.)

Nonprofit requests donations for students As students across the Peninsula head back to school, the Ecumenical Hunger Program based in East Palo Alto is aiming to provide clothes and supplies for hundreds of students in need. (Posted July 9, 4:23 p.m.)

Enhanced video from 2015 homicide released East Palo Alto police are looking to speak with a man seen on recently enhanced footage collected on the night of a fatal shooting in 2015 that remains unsolved. (Posted July 7, 4:10 p.m.)

Webcast: College Terrace, housing report Palo Alto Weekly journalists discussed the recent sale of the College Terrace Centre and delve into a new report from the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury that calls on cities to do more to address the regional housing crisis. (Posted July 6, 6:30 p.m.)

Mitchell Park bridge detour Construction to replace the Mitchell Park bridge will begin this Monday and continue through Aug. 30, two weeks into Palo Alto’s new school year, city officials said. (Posted July 4, 8:30 a.m.) Want to get news briefs emailed to you every weekday? Sign up for Express, our daily e-edition. Go to to sign up.


Traffic team returns to Palo Alto streets Police Department revives unit to enforce traffic laws by Gennady Sheyner esponding to residents’ concerns about speeding cars and reckless drivers, the Palo Alto Police Department has brought back its traffic team, a police unit that will be dedicated to traffic enforcement, the department announced Wednesday. The team, which consists of a motorcycle and a patrol unit, began its specialized traffic assignment this week, according to the department’s announcement. Once a department staple, the traffic team was disbanded about three years ago as the department dealt with vacancies and recruiting difficulties. Those staffing challenges remain, with about 14 of the 83 full-time positions in the department currently vacant, according to a city Human Resources Department report. Over the past two years, 11 officers left Palo Alto, with five heading to the city of Santa Clara, which increased its department size, according to the report. The high number of vacancies has forced the Palo Alto department to depend more on


overtime and to freeze certain specialty assignments to ensure enough coverage of essential services, according to the report. Responding to the recruiting difficulties, the City Council voted on June 25 to raise salaries for all positions in the Police Department by 5 percent, effective immediately. The council approved the raises without discussion or debate; only Councilman Greg Tanaka, the sole dissenter, made a comment. Tanaka, who routinely votes against items that include significant expenditures, said that while he supports increasing police compensation to make the department more competitive when it comes to hiring, a 5 percent raise is too high, particularly given the city’s ongoing effort to cut $4 million from its 2019 budget to address rising pension costs. He said he would rather see the city give larger hiring bonuses to recruits to help Chief Robert Jonsen get the staff he needs. “If we’re trying to cut $4 million and trying to chip away at

the pension liability, we’re going in the wrong direction,� Tanaka said. Despite the staffing challenges, Jonsen decided earlier this year to “unfreeze� the traffic team, which will focus on “apprehending speeders and other traffic violators, patrolling school zones, and ensuring that oversized commercial vehicles use permitted routes,� according to the department’s announcement. Jonsen said his decision was influenced by recent community meetings, in which residents have cited traffic safety as a top concern. “We heard the public loud and clear,� Jonsen said in the news release. “Their No. 1 complaint when it comes to public safety in Palo Alto is traffic. We want to be accountable and show our residents we are doing as much as we can to make the roads safer.� The department’s revived traffic unit remains far smaller than it was in 2000, when it consisted of seven officers. The number (continued on page 12)

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about the new Ross Road bicycle boulevard, which the petition disparages as “an accident waiting to happen.” In addition to facing urgent citizen petitions, the council has set the ambitious goal of selecti ng a “preferred alternative” for separating the Ed Shikada railroad tracks from local streets at the city’s four crossings by the end of the year. The city has recently hired a new consultant to push the effort over the finish line. Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus told the Planning and Transportation Commission on June 27 that, as evidenced by the creation of the Office of Transportation, “The city manager feels strongly that the City Manager’s Office needs to be closer to transportation matters.” But the shift isn’t merely managerial. It is a recognition by City Manager James Keene and some council members that the various transportation efforts need far more staffing and funding. The new structure creates a more direct link between the people implementing these projects and the officials approving funding. As Councilman Greg Scharff suggested at a May meeting of the council’s Finance Committee, a dedicated transportation department would make it easier for the council to focus on trafficrelated issues when setting the budget. The change comes at critical time for the Department of Planning and Community Environment, which is charged with a raft of responsibilities beyond transportation: performing long-term planning, including the recently completed Comprehensive Plan update and the soon-to-commence North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan; reviewing proposed developments and zone changes; conducting code enforcement; ensuring historic preservation; and helping the council realize its new goal of producing 300 housing units per year. The department is also shortstaffed: Planning Director Hillary Gitelman resigned in April, and the key position of transportation-planning manager, which oversees (among other things) Palo Alto’s residential parking programs and efforts to reduce traffic is likewise vacant. The last transportation manager, Philip Kamhi, stepped down in March to take a job with San Francisco BART. He was the third person to occupy — and resign from — that

position in four years. The work overload in the Transportation Division has gotten so heavy that in late March, Keene made a public plea for residents and council members to “moderate their expectations and ease up on parking-related questions.” He also declared a hiatus on new initiatives, stretching at least until the end of the year, so that staff can focus on the transportation programs already in the works. “We anticipate that additional changes won’t be feasible until we’re able to augment staff and have more resources,” Keene said.


y Palo Alto’s standards, the decision to form the new office has been remarkably swift. The City Council never discussed — much less voted on — the change, which is also not reflected in the budget that the council passed on June 18, a week before it went on its July break. The idea first emerged publicly on May 16, when the council’s Finance Committee was reviewing the proposed budget for the Department of Planning and Community Environment and Scharff, the committee’s chair, observed that traffic is a much bigger issue today than it was when he began his council tenure in 2009. “It almost seems to me that transportation should be its own department at some point,” Scharff said at the meeting. “The resources we need to put into solving transportation issues seem to be very important to the community these days.” Scharff also suggested that transportation could use far more funding and that residents would likely support a ballot measure that would devote more revenues to transportation. “I think that’s something the community really values and gets behind,” Scharff said. “It’s not amorphous; it affects people’s lives in a huge way.” Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who also serves on the committee and who often disagrees with Scharff, concurred at the meeting that the city “may want to look at separating the departments.” No one else on the committee commented on the idea. For the Planning and Transportation Commission, the council’s chief advisory panel on the two topics, the organizational shift came seemingly out of the blue. Both Chair Ed Lauing and Commissioner Asher Waldfogel told the Weekly they weren’t aware of the change before de Geus announced it on June 27. Lauing said that, in general, he is hopeful that the reorganization provides “more traction on critical transportation issues.” “But we have not seen any game plan yet on what this might look like,” Lauing added. Waldfogel also said that he

hopes that with the change, progress on transportation issues will move more quickly. He pointed to a downtown-parking study that commissioners discussed — and largely rejected — about a year ago, with the expectation that it would be updated and return to them. That has not yet happened, he noted. “There’s no question transportation has been under-resourced,” Waldfogel told the Weekly. “I’m hoping this is a way to get a little more focus on it.” The change isn’t the only one in the works at City Hall. Assistant City Manager Ed Shikada, who is set to assume the city manager’s role in January, after Keene retires, said the city is also considering consolidating the Development Services Department with the Department of Planning and Community Environment. Development Services, which processes development applications and conducts building inspections, had been part of the planning department until about five years ago. The reunification would take advantage of the fact that Development Services Director Peter Pirnejad jumped ship earlier this year to become assistant city manager in Napa. His position, like Gitelman’s, remains vacant. Shikada told the Weekly that this would allow the city to hire one director to oversee both departments. With transportation pulled out entirely, the change would create a “more manageable” Department of Planning and Community Environment, Shikada said. Combining Development Services and Planning would make it easier for project applicants to maintain their plans’ momentum and “have clarity about what was approved”; it would also allow the department to better focus on housing.


ot everyone, however, is thrilled about the shift. When de Geus announced the new Office of Transportation to the Planning and Transportation Commission, Commissioner William Riggs expressed concern about the separation of land use and transportation staffing. “They are intrinsically linked and, structurally, I fail to see the logic of the city manager because it does create a structural disconnect,” Riggs said. The concern is both philosophical and practical. As the commission’s name implies, city leaders have traditionally accepted that land use has a huge impact on transportation and vice versa. The new structure, as Riggs implied, could undermine that linkage. And practically, the planning department, which has traditionally supported the commission, no longer has in its purview dozens of programs that

the commission is charged with vetting. Shikada said staff is still looking at the best ways for the new Office of Transportation to relate to or interact with the various advisory bodies. He concurred that land use and transportation are deeply intertwined but noted that transportation also has deep links to Public Works and other city departments as well. “Transportation cuts across lots of organizational divides and departmental responsibilities,” Shikada said. “That’s why it is important for us to be thoughtful in how it’s looked at.” The discussion is set to heat up in the coming months. In June, the city began soliciting bids for a consultant who will be charged with making the transportation operation more effective, including recommending new staffing levels, the Weekly has learned. The City Council is scheduled to select the consultant shortly after it returns from its July recess, Shikada said. The consultant, he said, will survey other cities and provide Palo Alto benchmarking data and “best practices” for transportation projects. The consultant will help “figure out how many people are needed to cover the volume of issues we have,” including planning for a new rail design, bike boulevards, traffic-safety projects, parking management and traffic-reduction efforts. The consultant will also make recommendations on staffing levels in transportation functions; coach transportation staff on working within a council-manager organization, collaborating with other departments and managing community concerns; propose

modifications to the Residential Preferential Parking program; and — perhaps most crucially — participate in ensuring the city has the resources it needs to support the City Council’s preferred alternative for grade separation. Concurrently, the city manager’s office and, ultimately, the council will consider whether any changes should be made to boards, commissions or other advisory bodies that give residents a venue for weighing in on transportation projects. While those answers are still months away, one thing is already clear, Shikada said: The city needs more funding for transportation. “We know we don’t have enough resources to do what we want in transportation, particularly on community engagement,” Shikada said. In the long term, city officials hope to get the needed funds by switching from free parking to paid parking in downtown lots and garages (and using parking revenues for transportation improvements) and by asking the voters to approve an employee tax, which would potentially help pay for the railroad reconfigurations. In the short term, it will be up to the new Office of Transportation to make its case for a greater piece of the pie — competing with its former department — come next year’s budget season. Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

TALK ABOUT IT Discuss the implications of this reorganization at city hall with other community members on Town Square, the discussion forum at

Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council is on break until July 30. BOARD OF EDUCATION ... The board will hold a special meeting to discuss an environmental impact report for Stanford University’s proposed general use permit (GUP) and the appointment of a new chief business officer. The meeting will begin at noon on Tuesday, July 17, at the district office, 25 Churchill Ave. ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to review the design of the downtown garage proposed for 375 Hamilton Ave., and review a proposal to demolish an existing 62,500-squarefoot research-and-development building at 3406 Hillview Ave. and build a new two-story 82,030-square-foot office and research-anddevelopment building at the site. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider deaccession of tem murals on downtown utility boxes, accept donations of artwork from the Cubberley Artist Studio Program, consider an art proposal from the Baylands artist-in-residence; and get an update on proposed art for the downtown parking garage. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 9


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East Palo Alto’s proposed RV parking lot

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station. The program would provide RV owners with vouchers for the sewage dumping and solid waste at a station in Redwood City. The nonprofit Samaritan House would help people get their RVs running. Nonprofits Life Moves and Abode Services would help the RV dwellers find and move into transitional housing. For RV dwellers who require more than the 90 days to do that, their stays at the property could be extended on a case-by-case basis, Bains said. Project WeHope would be required to file quarterly assessment and status reports regarding the program’s progress and outcomes. City staff members did not recommend establishing a permanent RV park, although they did study the costs. One-time capital costs for a full-time RV park would be at least $750,000 to $1 million. Operating costs would exceed $250,000 annually, according to the staff report. There are legal considerations to launching the pilot program.

home because of the RVs in the neighborhood. “It feels like a temporary thing,” she said of the program, “But what happens after it?” Elizabeth Pulido said her neighborhood at Fordham Street and Bay Road is already inundated with drug dealers, crime and violence. The city should instead use the funding to address these problems. “Why does the city want to bring another burden to this community?” she said. But Mike Francois said he supports the project, which could be emulated by other cities to help solve the broader regional issue of people living in RVs. “What I like about this is you’re going to put families

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‘I would suggest we look at a six-month program that really identifies the 20 families we will work with over a long period of time.’

The city acquired the Tanklage site from the East Palo Alto Redevelopment Agency after the state dissolved such agencies. The property transfer added a deed restriction as a governmental-use property. City ordinance defines such uses as a public purpose: a park, police or fire station, library, local agency administration building or public parking, as examples. Staff has determined the use for a temporary RV parking program complies with the deed restriction and municipal definition. State government code also grants cities the power to declare a shelter crisis, which is deemed to be a local emergency. “A shelter crisis may be declared when a city finds that a significant number of persons within the jurisdiction are without the ability to obtain shelter and that the situation has resulted in a threat to the health and safety of those persons,” staff wrote. Declaring a shelter crisis, a city is authorized to take necessary action, including using public facilities to address the crisis. Some East Palo Alto residents, while sympathetic, are opposed to the program’s location at Bay and Clarke roads. Fifty nearby residents signed a June 11 petition and others spoke at a June 14 community meeting, expressing concerns about congested street parking, an influx of additional RV dwellers, a possible lack of police department oversight and environmental concerns, among others. Residents at the July 3 council meeting offered a mix of support. Mark Dinan, whose yard backed up to the Weeks Street RV encampment, said the dwellers brought human waste, drugs, trash and prostitution. Louella Parker, said she hasn’t been able to sell her

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case-management program. They must be clean and sober, or if they are addicted, they must be in a recovery program. No drugs or alcohol would be allowed on the site. To address the sewage and garbage issue, the RVs must have the ability to dispose of sewage in a certified dumping

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through its general fund, primarily drawing on monies generated by the East Palo Alto residential-business license tax. City staff estimated capital costs of between $50,000$100,000 for amenities such as lighting and a hookup to water, which would be funded by the city. At least 37 RVs, some housing families, are parking along Bay Road and Tara Street on the city’s southeastern edge. Pastor Paul Bains, head of Project WeHope, said this number, which his team counted during outreach, did not include RVs in driveways and on private land, so the number of RVs that house people could be much higher. The parking program would prioritize East Palo Alto families, the elderly, disabled persons and veterans, staff said. Persons in the program would have an entry pass to the lot, which a guard would check. Project WeHope and East Palo Alto Police have been working to identify which RV dwellers are East Palo Alto residents through driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations. The process has been somewhat complicated since some East Palo Alto residents have been renting out or loaning their RVs to homeless people, Bains said. Families in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park, many of whose children are enrolled in the Ravenswood City School District, would be accommodated in the program after East Palo Alto residents, if there are spaces. East Palo Alto’s new program was formulated after some RV dwellers living on the 1100 block of Weeks Street were evicted last November just before a large winter storm. The city had to clean the site of hazardous materials, including 6,000 gallons of raw sewage that had been illegally discharged into the storm drain by a few of the RV dwellers. The effluence overflowed onto the street, which was also strewn with personal belongings and trash. Acknowledging that the situation was getting out of hand and unsustainable, the city held multiple council and public meetings and instructed staff to work out details of what the parking program could look like. To qualify, the RVs must be registered, operational and have insurance. Applicants must sign a waiver of occupancy, acknowledging that permission to park at the site is not a tenancy right. They can only park overnight at the site for up to 90 days. During the daytime, they must park their RVs on the street or drive them to their places of work. Applicants must agree to participate in a

first,” he said. Councilman Larry Moody, who has worked with ministries focused on homelessness, said 90 days might not be long enough for some people to get into housing. “I would suggest we look at a six-month program that really identifies the 20 families we will work with over a long period of time,” he said. “It is also an opportunity for local churches to engage in true ministry,” he added, where they could offer parking lots and perhaps breakfasts. The importance of using incity service providers, such as El Concilio for case management, can’t be understated, he said. “It holds the residents of the RV community to a standard” of accountability to their community, he said. Mayor Ruben Abrica also asked the faith community to step up. “I am definitely not a religious person, but I want to go ahead and say this. From what I know, particularly of the Christian tradition, if Jesus Christ showed up today in the same way that he lived, you know, we might be looking down on him and not really helping him and the people around him, which included all kinds of people who were having a lot of trouble. That’s my appeal to the religious community: To help us solve these problems that do deeper than just specific situations.” Abrica said that he hopes that other cities will follow suit. He said he will approach Menlo Park in particular to help with a program for Belle Haven RV residents. “This is a crisis that’s affecting people at the very ground level: human beings. This is not


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The parking lot at 1798 Bay Road in East Palo Alto is set to become temporary overnight parking for RVs through a program that will provide services including case management. Run by nonprofit Project WeHope, the one-year program will have a goal of encouraging RV dwellers to move into transitional housing. to say that we have the solution. But we are the kind of city that has historically tried to address human needs directly and not be afraid and to try things out. And if they don’t work, then we can modify them,� Abrica said. In fact, East Palo Alto is not alone in considering safe-parking programs for RV dwellers, but it’s the only one to do so with public property. In Santa Clara County, San Jose and Mountain View are working on pilot safe-parking programs. Both would fund sites at faithbased organizations. Santa Clara County approved on June 5 an agreement with Move Mountain View for parking and supportive services for up to $287,525 and with Amigos de Guadalupe in San Jose for up to $505,000 for a program running from June 5, 2018, through June 30, 2020. Abrica said he has spent much time visiting with the people who live in RVs, and he cautioned against knee-jerk

reactions against them. “Just like any other community on this planet — somebody (here) said it — most people are doing the best they can. They’re

‘Just like any other community on this planet — somebody (here) said it — most people are doing the best they can.’ —Ruben Abrica, Mayor, East Palo Alto not creating problems. There are a few — and I would say they exist in every community, whether it’s a housing community, an ethnic community, a religious community — there are people who are doing harm and are not doing right, and I do agree that we need to address that and deal with that,� he said. “But we should not paint all

people with the same brush and then blame them for problems that run deeper in our society,� he said. To keep RVs from other cities from driving over to fill the gaps left after the existing vehicles leave the streets, city staff has recommended that an overnight parking ordinance, enforcement of existing 72-hour parking and vehicleoperations codes should run in tandem with the pilot parking program. Council members on July 3 agreed, warning that East Palo Alto’s program should not be used to solve other cities’ problems. They said there would be a future discussion regarding a potential overnight ban for all over-sized vehicles in the city. The Public Works and Transportation Committee is expected to hold public hearings on an ordinance in late July or August. Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@


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Firefighters from the Palo Alto Fire Department remove the body of a paver who was fatally run over by a Bobcat as crews were repaving a parking lot at the Crossroads Community Church on July 12.

Truck runs over, kills paving worker A crew member helping repave a church parking lot was killed when he was run over by a Bobcat loader on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto on Thursday morning, which closed roads for up to four hours, police said. Around 8:45 a.m., emergency crews responded to reports of an injury accident at 2490 Middlefield Road, in which a person was stuck underneath a vehicle between Oregon Expressway and Marion Avenue, according to emergency dispatch radio. Responders had indicated CPR was in progress and called for a rescue response, dispatchers said. However, police Sgt. Wayne Benitez said the worker who was run over at Crossroads Community Church was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident involved a loader that could carry up to 3,700 pounds. Equipment from KC Paving in Redwood City were at the location at the time of the incident. A receptionist said no one was available at the office to comment on the incident at that time. The fatal incident is one of three major workplace incidents in Palo Alto in the past three months. On May 19, a tree trimmer died while working at the Stanford West Apartments and on June 22, a construction worker driving a cement truck was injured when the vehicle flipped over at 2600 El Camino Real. Q —Palo Alto Weekly Staff

Police investigate attempted robberies Palo Alto police are investigating two attempted street robberies that they said occurred within a mile of each other on Saturday evening and that were each reportedly perpetrated by a man with a black cloth over his face. In both cases, each victim was able to get away unscathed and without giving up his property. Police received a call about the first attempted robbery at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release issued Monday from the Palo Alto Police Department. The victim, a man in his 50s, said he had had been walking near Newell Road and Dana Avenue, where a man who had his face covered with a black cloth walked up to him and demanded that he give up his wallet, police said. He refused to give up his wallet and walked away. The suspect then left, police said. Then, at about 11:52 p.m. a similar incident occurred about a mile away, near the intersection of Cowper Street and Addison Avenue. In this case, the pedestrian ran away and, in doing so, saw the man with the black cloth enter a black SUV that traveled south on Cowper, toward Embarcadero Road. The attempted robber in both cases was described by the victims as a Hispanic man in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and with a medium build. Anyone with information about the attempted robberies is asked to call the department’s 24-hour dispatch center at 650329-2413. Q —Gennady Sheyner LET’S DISCUSS: Read the latest local news headlines and talk about the issues at Town Square at • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 11


Newly hired consultant to shepherd Ventura plan City commissions firm Perkins+Will to work on North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan by Gennady Sheyner neighborhood, with ground-floor retail, a public park and creek improvements, according to the city. In securing the contract, Perkins + Will beat out three other firms, according to a report from the Department of Planning and Community Environment. The firm will work with five sub-consultants, which will be focused, respectively, on transportation, community engagement, economics, civil engineering and environmental impacts. In selecting Perkins + Will, Palo Alto staff pointed to the firm’s experience in formulating similar land-use plans in Menlo Park, Concord, and the cities of San Mateo and Santa Clara. In May, the council appointed a 14-member working group to work with staff, the consultants and the city’s various boards and commissions on the new plan. For the Palo Alto City Council, the formation of the Ventura plan is the most ambitious neighborhoodfocused planning exercise since

the creation of the South of Forest Avenue (SOFA) plan nearly two decades ago. Spurred by the relocation of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the two-phased SOFA plan created new standards for retail and other types of development in the downtown area and prompted the creation of Heritage Park. Since then, the city had since pursued “concept area plans” in the East Meadow Circle area and around the California Avenue Business District. Neither of these plans was ultimately adopted by the council. The Ventura plan is funded largely through a $638,000 grant from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The Sobrato Organization, which owns the Fry’s site, has also contributed $250,000 for the effort, of which $138,000 is allocated for environmental analysis. Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

Stanford expansion

Housing Alternative A would bring in an additional 2,100 trips by residents during the morning and evening commutes, even as it would reduce the number of commuter trips by about 700. Lesley Lowe, senior planner at Stanford, noted at the meeting that the university already has in place an ambitious transportation-demand-management program, which has resulted in only 43 percent of the campus population commuting alone by car. Stanford believes it can offset some of the new car trips by enticing even more Stanford commuters to get out of their cars. It is less confident, however, that it can achieve its “no net new commute trip” standard if the housing alternatives were adopted. Former Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt concurred that getting people who live on campus to not drive would require new approaches. This could include better coordination between the university’s Marguerite shuttles and Palo Alto’s free-shuttle system, he said. “Those are different programs needed to reduce or fully mitigate these trips,” Burt said. “That doesn’t mean it cannot be done. They’re different measures that require different programs and will require a significant investment on behalf of Stanford to achieve that.” Some residents argued that Stanford’s proposal, even without the additional housing, is already too much. Suzanne Keehn, member of the citizens group Palo Altans for Sensible Zoning,

was one of several speakers to argue that the planned expansion represents far more growth than surrounding communities can accommodate. “This area can only hold so many people comfortably and have some kind of livability,” Keehn said. Todd Collins, a member of the Palo Alto Unified Board of Education, highlighted another area of concern: the impact of new housing on local schools. Collins noted that because Stanford’s rental properties are tax-exempt, the school district doesn’t get any property-tax revenues from the university. Collins said that absorbing the estimated 275 new students who would move in under Stanford’s permit plan would constitute an annual school-district expenditure of $5.3 million, without any revenues to offset the cost. Collins said that with Housing Alternative A, which would bring 1,500 students to the school district, Palo Alto Unified would see $27.8 million in annual unfunded costs. “This is a huge issue,” Collins said. “It has the potential to undermine the quality of schools that the community is based on.” The county is accepting comments on the proposed Draft Environmental Impact Report until July 26. The deadline has some significance for the Palo Alto City Council, which is on break until July 30 and which was hoping to get an extension so that it might discuss its comment letter. When asked by Councilwoman

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expansion would exacerbate the area’s housing crisis. The larger question was: What about the costs of addressing that impact by building enough housing to fully support the larger campus population? From Stanford’s perspective, the new study underscores its view that adding even more housing than it has proposed would bring more traffic to the surrounding area. Jessica von Borck, the university’s director of land use and planning, said that the university’s application is designed to continue the balance of land uses that has occurred in the past. The two new housing alternatives, by contrast, are “inconsistent with Stanford’s balanced plans for its campus” and would significantly affect surrounding communities. Her view received some support from the new study, which indicated that traffic at several local intersections — some of which would have “failing” congestion levels under Stanford’s version of the expansion — would not see any improvement if the additional housing were built. Two new intersections — Stanford Avenue and Bowdoin Street; and Middlefield and Charleston Road — would now face “significant and unavoidable” impacts, according to the draft environmental analysis. The draft report indicated that

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alo Alto’s effort to reimagine a 60-acre section of the Ventura neighborhood is set to kick off in earnest in September, when the city’s newly hired consultant and freshly appointed citizens group hold their first meeting on the ambitious project. The City Council approved on June 25 a $769,068 contract with the firm Perkins + Will, which will lead the 18-month effort to develop the North Ventura Coordinated Area Plan, a blueprint for redeveloping a section of the city that officials believe is ripe for change. Located just south of the California Avenue Business District, the area includes a parcel known as the Fry’s site (named after tenant Fry’s Electronics), a commercial campus that city planners believe can accommodate more than 200 housing units. The new plan is also expected to include proposals for making Ventura a more “walkable”

The Palo Alto Police Department’s newly reconstituted traffic team began its assignment this week, the department announced.

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gradually plummeted to two by 2012 because of budget cuts. In 2016, the unit was disbanded and traffic enforcement was assigned to patrol officers. The newly reconstituted traffic team will also patrol parts of the city that have recently undergone roadway modifications, according to the news release. The change, which Jonsen announced at a community meeting Karen Holman about the potential extension, Geoff Bradley, project planner for the Stanford general-use permit, said that the county decided to stick to the July 26 deadline so that county staff would have plenty of time to address the comments. This means city staff will draft the letter based on somewhat conflicting directions it had received from the council in June. Councilmen Adrian Fine and Cory Wolbach both said they would like to see Stanford move ahead with one of the new Housing Alternatives, particularly given the university’s strong history of handling its traffic. But Holman and Mayor Liz Kniss both raised concerns about the prospect of building 100-foottall residential buildings on El Camino Real to meet the housing requirement. The county plans to issue a final Environmental Impact Report, with responses to public comments, in September. The county’s Planning Commission is looking to hold hearings on the General Use Permit in October and November. The issue will then go to the Board of Supervisors, with the goal of reaching a decision by the end of the year, Bradley said. Comments on the recirculated portions of the Draft Environmental Impact Report should be addressed to: David Rader, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110, Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

in March, won plaudits from several members of the council. During a May review of the department budget, just before the Finance Committee voted to approve the budget, Vice Mayor Eric Filseth lauded Jonsen’s decision to bring the traffic team back. “I think a lot of people would be happy with increased focus on traffic enforcement,” Filseth said. Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

How many more car trips would new housing generate? Under Stanford’s permit proposal (3,150 housing units/beds) After the expansion, campus traffic would increase by 1,179 car trips during the peak morning rush hour and 1,379 during the evening commute.

Under Housing Alternative A (5,699 housing units/beds) Under Housing Alternative A, campus traffic would increase by 1,850 car trips during the peak morning rush hour and 2,119 during the evening commute. While there would be fewer people commuting to and from campus, the new residents would generate an added one thousand trips during both the morning and evening rush hours.

Under Housing Alternative B (4,425 housing units/beds) Under Housing Alternative B, campus traffic would increase by 1,514 car trips during the peak morning rush hour and 1,749 during the evening commute. While there would be fewer people commuting to and from campus, the new residents would generate an added 500 trips during both the morning and evening rush hours. Source: Fehr & Peers

Pulse POLICE CALLS Palo Alto

July 4-July 10

Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Elder abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Family violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sex crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sexual assault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sexual battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Strong arm robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Prowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle related Auto burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . . . 4 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . . 10 Vehicle accident/property damage . . . . . 5 Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Alcohol or drug related Drinking in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Driving under the influence. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Possession of paraphernalia . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sale of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Miscellaneous Counterfeiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Disturbing the peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hate crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Juvenile problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Psychiatric subject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Warrant/other agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Menlo Park

July 4-July 10

Violence related Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spousal abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vehicle related Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . . . Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . . . Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . . . Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alcohol or drug related Driving under the influence. . . . . . . . . . . . Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Brandishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bike stop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Threats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tanland Drive, 3/28, 4:41 p.m.; sexual assault/misc. Embarcadero Road, 6/5, 4:47 p.m.; domestic violence/battery. Encina Avenue, 6/15, 5 p.m.; battery/ sexual. Loma Verde Avenue, 6/29, noon; child abuse/neglect. Curtner Avenue, 6/30, 9:22 a.m.; strong arm robbery. Channing Avenue/Newell Road, 7/3, 8:57 p.m.; battery/peace officer. El Camino Real, 7/3, 6:42 p.m.; child abuse/neglect. Embarcadero Road, 7/5, 10:30 p.m.; sex crime/misc. Cowper Street, 7/6, 11 a.m.; elder abuse/ financial. Curtner Avenue, 7/6, 7:14 p.m.; family violence/misc. Cowper Street/Addison Avenue, 7/6, 11:54 p.m.; robbery attempt; strong arm. Newell Road, 7/6, 11:56 p.m.; robbery attempt; strong arm. Welch Road, 7/8, 2:30 p.m.; child abuse/ neglect. Emerson Street, 7/8, 2:34 p.m.; domestic violence/battery.

Menlo Park

Hamilton Avenue, 7/5, 9:45 p.m.; cruelty to child. Santa Cruz Avenue/Sand Hill Road, 7/9, 6:51 p.m.; spousal abuse.


Action Items 1. Public Hearing: Recommend that the City Council Adopt an Ordinance Amending Chapter 18.18 (Downtown Commercial District) of Title 18 (Zoning) of the Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) to Repeal Section 18.18.040 Regarding a Nonresidential Square Footage Cap in the CD Downtown Commercial Zoning District to Implement and Conform to the Updated Comprehensive Plan. Section 18.18.040 Implemented Policy L-8 of the Prior 1998 Comprehensive Plan, Which Was Removed as Part of Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan Update. CEQA: This Ordinance is Within the Scope of the Comprehensive Plan ,U]PYVUTLU[HS 0TWHJ[ 9LWVY[ ,09 *LY[PĂ„LK HUK (KVW[LK VU November 13, 2017 by Council Resolution No. 9720. For more information, contact Elena Lee at Elena.Lee 2. The Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) Will Review and Amend the PTC By-Laws and Procedural Rules. (Continued from June 27, 2018) The Planning and Transportation Commission is live streamed online at and available on via cablecast on government access channel 26. The complete agenda with accompanying reports is available online at For Additional Information Contact Yolanda Cervantes at Yolanda. or at 650.329.2404.

Irene Agnes (Lee) Burnes Irene A. Burnes died peacefully July 7, 2018 in Gardnerville, Nevada at 99. Irene was born in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1919 and grew up on a small farmstead in Dickinson, North Dakota with ‘outdoor plumbing’, chickens, a garden, and a cow. She earned a BS degree in Home Economics in 1941 from North Dakota State Agricultural College, now North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. She began working as a Home Management Supervisor for the Farm Security Administration during the Roosevelt administration. When World War II started she moved to Denver, Colorado and worked as a Civilian Photography Instructor for the U.S. Army Air Forces at Lowry Field where she met and married William Burnes in 1943. When her new husband shipped out to the Philippines she moved to San Diego to live with her parents working as a photographer at Consolidated Aircraft Corporation and operating her own photography business. She enjoyed photography all her life. Her first son, Terry, was born there. After the war, the family moved to Palo Alto, California where Irene worked with Cerebral Palsy children until her son, Peter, was born. Irene taught Home Economics for the Los Altos School District at Covington School, retiring in 1975 along with Bill who taught at Cubberley High School. Irene and Bill lived in Palo Alto 60 years and enjoyed photography, skiing, hiking, their grandchildren, and travel in their Airstream trailer. In 1990, during brain aneurysm surgery, she suffered an induced stroke paralyzing her left side. She recovered courageously and lived well at home in a wheel chair with Bill’s able care and family support. Bill and Irene moved to assisted living in Gardnerville, Nevada in 2010 where their son Terry lives. Irene was a loving, gracious, and courageous daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, grandma, and working professional who proudly contributed to her country and community. She made and shared a great home and taught thousands of young Los Altos women how to cut a pattern and sew a dress. She was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto. She is survived by her son Terry and wife El and their son Preston and her son Peter and wife Diane and their daughter Aisha. She will lay at rest at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto near her mother, father, and husband. A celebration of life will be held at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto at noon on Monday July 16, 2018. PAID



George C. Krueger

December 6, 1924 – June 22, 2018 “It was fun while it lasted� George Charles Krueger, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018 in Beaverton, Oregon. George was born on December 6, 1924 in Los Angeles, California and was the only child of Louis E. Krueger and EtheI May Ellis. He joins his wife, Patricia Elizabeth Rollman Krueger, who passed on November 13, 2015, at the age of 90. George & Pat were married just short of 68 years. Patricia was born on October 4, 1925 in San Francisco, California and was the daughter of Herbert Theodore Rollman and Dorothy Smythe. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Taylor Raynold. George & Patricia were married on Dec. 19, 1948 in Oakland, California. George (“Bud�) served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from Stanford University in 1952. Patricia (“Pat�) graduated from Providence School of Nursing in Oakland, California in 1946 and was a registered nurse. The two met in Monrovia, California in 1947, after the war, at the Pottenger tuberculosis sanatorium as they recovered. They lived in Palo Alto for 66 years, 1950-2016, where they raised their seven children: Kay (John), Jim (Alahna), Mark (Marcia), Julia (Glenn), Carol (Bill), Paul (Traci), and Liz (R.J.). They are survived by their seven children as well as 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. George worked in Finance and was an avid sports fan and a lifelong Stanford alumni member. He attended Stanford home football games for 50 years, often taking his children along, where they would sit in the Junior Rooters section. He cheered on the SF Giants till his passing. In the 1960’s, George managed his sons’ Palo Alto Little League teams out of the ballpark on Middlefield Road and enlisted the help of older neighbor boys as coaches. He loved the sun, swimming, the beach, and body surfed well into his 70’s. Pat was an animal lover, often sharing her home with 3 pets. Pat worked as a nurse at Stanford Hospital in the 1950’s until after her 4th child was born, then stayed home. Being the only medical professional in the neighborhood, she was called upon by friends and neighbors for illness or injury questions. She was actively involved in her children’s elementary school. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto, CA. PAID

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Editorial Stanford’s housing obligations With push for more housing, Stanford and Palo Alto struggle for the proper response


s Stanford University approaches the final few months of county review of its proposed new general use permit, which seeks approval of a whopping 2.3 million square feet of additional academic-related development between now and 2035, a new county analysis of housing needs is throwing a major and unexpected monkey wrench into the process. The university was hoping that its proposal, which included the construction of 3,150 new housing units or beds for a combination of students, faculty and staff, would satisfy the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and housing advocates even though they would be insufficient to meet the housing needs related to the academic expansion and growth in students being requested. But the county planning staff, much to Stanford’s chagrin, wisely decided alternatives with more housing needed to be considered and directed that a revised environmental-impact report (EIR) examine options of creating up to 5,700 new units or beds on campus. The resulting recently re-issued EIR has opened up a healthy debate over housing obligations and is sparking an unusual alliance between Stanford, which doesn’t want to provide more housing than it originally proposed, and those Palo Alto residents who oppose the magnitude of the university’s expansion plans. Meanwhile, housing advocates are generally delighted to see Stanford pushed to provide more housing, including for lower-paid workers who generally commute long distances. Stanford’s objections to providing additional housing have thus far been cast in vague terms that amount to resistance to the idea tha tit should be responsible for using its land to fully meet the housing needs caused by its academic expansion. While it has not yet officially responded to the revised EIR, the university’s director of land use and planning told residents attending a county-sponsored informational meeting Tuesday night that providing the more housing was “inconsistent with Stanford’s balanced plans for its campus” and warned of the increased traffic problems it would create for Palo Alto. She was referencing the traffic analysis in the EIR, which concluded that the more housing built on campus the greater the traffic congestion would be on streets in Palo Alto — more than if the housing were built out of the area and students and employees had to commute to the campus. This may seem counter-intuitive, but a commuter to Stanford typically creates one trip in and one trip out each day, while a resident living on campus is potentially making multiple trips on local streets to buy groceries, make other purchases, meet friends, transport kids to activities, etc. And a spouse employed off-campus creates additional commute traffic. The EIR projects that the total number of commute trips would decline by about 700 per day with the larger number of housing units on campus, but an additional 2,100 trips would occur during commute hours by residents living on campus. This estimate prompted the citizens group Palo Altans for Sensible Zoning and others to warn against pushing Stanford to provide more housing. The potential requirement for more new housing has also heightened concern for the Palo Alto school district, which was already agitated about the prospect of needing to educate an estimated 275 additional students based on the original proposed 3,150 new housing units. With 5,700 new housing units, the school district would see an added 1,500 students, according to the EIR. The annual cost of educating 275 new students from newly developed Stanford housing would be about $5.3 million, while the cost of absorbing 1,500 students could total almost $30 million a year. As school trustee Todd Collins pointed out at Tuesday’s meeting, these costs would not be offset by the property-tax revenue because the new Stanford housing would be exempt from property taxes under current state law. These questions over the benefits of more housing, the traffic impacts it would cause and the need for a funding source for educating kids living in tax-exempt housing will now become the subject of intense negotiations between the county and Stanford over the next six months. (Palo Alto has no official role to play since the university’s core campus is in unincorporated county land and subject to county land-use control.) We support the principle that Stanford (and any other developer) should provide the housing needed to offset the anticipated increase in new employees and students resulting from its desired expansion. The projected traffic impacts identified in the environmental report must legally be mitigated, most likely through expansion of the Marguerite bus system and other transportation innovations such as bike- and scooter-sharing programs. And the school financing issues need to be resolved, either through a negotiated financial agreement or a change in state law, so that other residents of the school district aren’t bearing the cost of new students coming from tax-exempt Stanford housing. Q

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Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

Letters Working class needs protection Editor, It has become clear that laws must be put in place that protect residents from mass displacement, especially by out-of-state developers. The latest attempt to evict all residents — scores of people — who have been living at the President Hotel Apartments for decades is an outrage given crises of unaffordable housing and increased congestion. Palo Alto used to be known for its innovative optimism and open-source inclusivity. The ongoing pain of mass displacement is heartbreaking and much action is needed. A self-centered elitism has set in. It’s become shameful to be a Palo Alto resident. Working-class people, and even most professionals, cannot afford housing. Through collective complacency, the luster of a town is being lost. Palo Alto is slowly becoming a town without a conscience. To quote Martin Luther King Jr., “There comes a time when silence is betrayal; that time is now.” Kent Schneeveis Cornell Street, Palo Alto

California Avenue tunnel is fine Editor, On June 29, the Palo Alto Weekly published a letter claiming that the California Avenue tunnel is “intended to be a pedestrian tunnel, not a pedestrian/bike path.” You can find pictures from the 1940s showing the intersection of Alma Street and California Avenue. At that time, California Avenue crossed both Alma Street and the railroad tracks. Later, due to increasing traffic, California Avenue was split into two parts, with a tunnel added so that people on one side of railroad tracks could still reach the other side of the railroad tracks without going a mile out of their way. Those individuals included both pedestrians and bicyclists. It seems that when the tunnel was constructed, there were no barriers. Unfortunately, teenage boys tended to ride through the tunnel as fast as they could, scaring adults who were justifiably worried about the possibility of a collision. The barriers were added to slow the kids down. Unfortunately, the barriers created problems for some bicyclists: those pulling trailers or those riding tandem bicycles. It took several design iterations, with a goal of improving the facility for these users while still slowing the children down to a speed

comfortable for pedestrians. What one should make of the letter writer’s claim of being “forcibly pushed against the wall more than once and cursed and yelled out more often” is not clear. Such behavior is not typical of the people who use this tunnel. If the letter writer is not grossly exaggerating, what would seem to be the most likely explanation is that someone late for a train was trying to get by someone who positioned himself or herself so that it was difficult or impossible for others to get by. Bill Zaumen Clara Drive, Palo Alto

City Council’s uncivil conduct Editor, Thank you for your June 22 editorial “Our incivility contagion” and June 26 editorial “Suddenly, a new manager.” To me, both editorials underscore the arrogance of many on Palo Alto’s City Council and their continued disregard for the majority of Palo Alto’s voters. Starting in January 2017, the tone of City Council meetings changed with Mayor Greg Scharff either making or allowing a motion immediately after staff presentation and before council discussion. The healthy and interesting debates where City Council members discussed the agenda item abruptly ended. Instead, “I won’t

accept that” became and is the new mantra. As noted in your editorial, disdain for voters could be seen at the recent City Council meeting when the voter’s initiative on “rolling back office growth as well as R&D growth” was discussed. Speakers were forced to wait while another agenda item was rescheduled to come first. Then after hours of waiting, speaker time was limited. Scharff, in what some might characterize as a barely controlled outburst, called the voter’s initiative “disingenuous.” He asked Stanford as well as local nonprofits and business to provide data that could be used to defeat the voters’ initiative. Voters are now reporting receiving “polling” calls from Utah asking about the voters’ initiative and prospective City Council candidates. Who is paying for this “poll” remains a secret. And now a new city manager is selected out of public view, behind closed doors. Why the secretive process? Especially when James Keene gave adequate notice. It seems “something is rotten in Palo Alto.” Voting locally can help restore civility to the City Council and limits on office growth/R&D development. Voter registration forms are available at all post offices. Rita Vrhel Channing Avenue, Palo Alto

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Off Deadline A ‘more than heartbreaking’ visit to two of America’s detention centers by Jay Thorwaldson


mericans — including me — who are watching with concern and dismay the slow train wreck of our national politics due to high levels of intolerance and incivility got scant solace from Washington this month. Widespread outrage about separation of immigrant asylum-seeking families combined with confusion and misinformation out of Washington — including lies — has created a climate of public suspicion, anger and depression that reaches virtually into every community. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo even asked in an official letter whether any detention centers are planned for her 18th Congressional district, covering the Midpeninsula and western Santa Clara County. And she joined a delegation of about two dozen Democratic members of Congress who made a fact-seeking whirlwind tour of two new detention centers for undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers at the end of June. They left with searing, beyond-politics memories and deep concerns that some of the children and infants taken from their parents may never be reunited with them, according to Eshoo — court rulings notwithstanding. The delegation visited the Border Patrol Processing Center located in McAllen, Texas, and the Port Isabel ICE

Detention Center in Brownsville, Texas. “To say that it’s heartbreaking, Jay, doesn’t begin to describe it. I will take their stories, and their faces and the experiences I had there to my grave,” Eshoo said in a telephone interview, fresh from the trip. At McAllen, the delegation members were only allowed to peer in through windows. “There were women with very, very small children. I think the oldest was maybe four or five. The room held maybe 30 or 40 people, including the children. When I first looked in the window ... it looked like there was aluminim foil on the floor, but when the aluminum foil started moving there were little ones underneath — on concrete floors. “I asked the agents whether they couldn’t have at least a pad or a cot, but they said the rules didn’t allow it. I questioned them as to ... whose rules they were. But there wasn’t any answer.” Delegates attempted to leave small stuffed animals for the children, “but the official objected and said he was told that was not allowed. There wasn’t really any rational reason for that.” Eshoo said she and others had emotional responses: “It was hard to both take in what I was seeing and to. ... Let me put it this way: They looked like my children; they looked like my children.” At Brownsville they had a more intimate connection with the women detainees. For logistics reasons, the delegation was split and members of each half were allowed to meet with seven mothers. “It was a very large facility, and, yes, there are adult cages and there are children

being held there,” Eshoo recounted. “It was clean, as clean as it could be with the number of human beings that are there. But the bathrooms are right in the cage with the people. There isn’t any kind of privacy. “To say that it was heartbreaking doesn’t even begin to describe it. They just sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. ... No one had informed them — where their children had been taken.” Delegates’ concern about family reunification was heightened when they learned there had been no “dual identity” established between parents and children when they were separated. Overall there was a sense of pervasive confusion, she said. “It was evident to me and to members of the delegation that the agencies are confused. They’re confused about what the exact policy is, keeping in mind there is zero tolerance in place. The situation is “disturbing and enormously sad. And we don’t have to do this this way, we don’t have to do this this way. “There was a program in place that the admin did away with where those who presented themselves at the border and said they were seeking asylum ... certainly had to be vetted, and once they were and the determination made by the immigration service that they were not a threat to anyone in the United States of America they then had to wear an ankle bracelet and had to return and report back by a certain date.” More than 98 percent “showed up and presented themselves at the date and the time they were instructed to,” Eshoo said. That program “cost a few dollars a day” per person. Today’s program is “a massive

undertaking. ... The agents informed us that it is something like $345 a day per person. Concern about family reunification pervaded the delegation, she said, “because there wasn’t anything that the ICE members said as we questioned them that gave us any source of comfort that they could be reunited because of the lack of (linked dual) identification.” And what if the parents are deported? “I can’t help but think that everyone has to be brought to one place so mothers can identify their children, etc. But that doesn’t seem to be something that is in the cards,” she said. There are major concerns about the “rule of law,” both American laws relating to rights of asylum seekers and immigrants and international laws on asylum. And to many there are echoes of the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans. “I think this is internment. That’s what it looks like to me. It is, because for so many there isn’t any due process. ... They just don’t know what is going to happen. “The mothers we met with were all in prison garb. The charges against them are misdemeanors. This is a civil infraction. This is not a felony that has been committed, according to the laws of our nation. “So it’s deeply, deeply disturbing. ... If it’s stopped right now — and I wish it would be because of how it’s being handled — there will still be a stain on the soul of our country — because we have prodded other countries to have the standards that we have. “And this has all changed in a matter of weeks.” Q Former Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson can be emailed at


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Transitions Births, marriages and deaths

Lois Mae Smith Lois Mae Smith, a resident of Sutter Creek, California, died on June 16 at the age of 82. Smith was one of the founders of Palo Alto Adolescent Services (now Adolescent Counseling Services) and became the nonprofit’s first board president in 1975. She served on the board until 1981. The organization, which was based in Palo Alto until 2016, continues to provide counseling and other services to young people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. She was born and raised in

Pasadena in 1935 and graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Classics. Shortly after, she married Robert L. Smith. She also pursued a master’s degree in Library Science at San Jose State University. Aside from serving as president of ACS, she also worked as a librarian in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, retiring from Redwood City Library in 1998. She is survived by her husband Robert Smith of Sutter Creek; her daughters Ceci Gross of Valley Center, California and Allean Richter of Palo Alto; her son Marcus Smith of Pine Grove, California; her brother Arlo Kurrle of Green Valley, Arizona; and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be

made to the ACS and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Q

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Violinist Paul Huang will perform a sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns in the first of four Carte Blanche concerts at the Music@Menlo festival.

‘We thought it would be cool to paint pictures of these cities’ by Janet Silver Ghent


In organizing a concert series, “Wu Han and I never believe in programming music for an audience to listen to because we think it’s like medicine they should take,” Finckel said. “We don’t believe in provoking an audience or making them feel as if they don’t understand the music. We don’t expect everybody to like everything on the program. What I do promise listeners is that every piece we program is worth taking time to listen to, and they can find something in them to enjoy. ... After awhile, audiences have come to trust us.” In fact, as of press time many of the events are already sold out or offer only limited seating. Finckel, who has performed in all seven of the festival cities, said this year’s theme was inspired by “personal feelings and connections to the music” as well as the cities themselves. “We thought it would be cool to paint pictures of these cities, not necessarily in the time of any one composer, but to give a sense of the vibrancy of a particular city. Every city has such great flavors all its own.” While many of the composers have well-known associations with a particular musical mecca, in fact, all brought their works to myriad cities. The Norwegian Edvard Grieg studied in Leipzig and conducted in London, so it wasn’t a leap for Music@Menlo to include his Holberg Suite for Strings in the festival’s London program. Felix Mendelssohn, who was raised in Berlin and died in Leipzig, was also a

frequent visitor to London, where he enjoyed Buckingham Palace sing-alongs with Victoria and Albert. His pieces are included in all three of the festival’s city programs. The London program, which opens the seven-city musical tour on July 14, features Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel,” a wistful song cycle inspired by the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson, “an inveterate traveler himself,” Finckel said. Vaughan Williams draws on lusty folk motifs, a departure from the more classical traditions, as did Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, featured in the Budapest program, and St. Petersburg’s Dmitry Shostakovich. “Bartók got peasants to sing and recorded the music ... and

totally assimilated the folk culture,” he said. “You can feel the spirit of where Bartók got his music.” Kodály, he added, also incorporated Roma or Gypsy themes in his string quartets. Meanwhile, Shostakovich, who was not Jewish, created a song cycle, “From Jewish Folk Poetry,” featured in the St. Petersburg concert, with music revealing klezmer influences. Like some of his other work, it was kept under wraps until after Stalin’s death in 1953. “Shostakovich had big, big problems with Joseph Stalin,” Finckel said. “Stalin was totally unpredictable. You never knew what he was going to do, very much like some other world leaders that we’ve all come across.

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his year’s Music@Menlo festival takes audiences on a musical voyage to seven European cultural hubs, featuring chamber music and song cycles spanning the 18th to the 20th centuries. Titled “Creative Capitals,” the festival runs July 13 to Aug. 4 at the Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School and Menlo School, both in Atherton. Audiences will take auditory trips to London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, St. Petersburg and Leipzig, the German city where Johann Sebastian Bach composed some of his finest works, including the “St. Matthew Passion,” Mass in B Minor and “The Art of the Fugue.” As expected, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mendelssohn and Mozart play prominent roles in this chamber festival, particularly in the Berlin, Leipzig and Vienna programs. But beyond these fabled Germanand Austrian-born composers, festival co-artistic directors cellist David Finckel and his wife, partner and pianist Wu Han introduce audiences to less familiar works, including a song cycle by Ralph Vaughan Williams in the London concert and Arnold Schoenberg’s pre-12 tone string sextet, which culminates the Vienna program. “Aaron Copland famously lamented that educated audiences only know the 10 most famous works,” Finckel said during a phone interview from his home in Ardsley, New York. “I only discovered Vaughan Williams about eight years ago,” he said.

David Finckel and Wu Han, partners in life and music, are the artistic directors of Music@Menlo.

You had to be afraid of him.” In 1948, the year the song cycle was completed, Shostakovich and Prokofiev were hauled before the Communist Party’s Central Committee and charged with writing music that was bourgeois and not praiseworthy of the Soviet regime. Shostakovich had to publicly apologize and change his tunes, so to speak, creating more patriotic pieces. Finckel said the music of Shostakovich and some other Russian composers “is so much about the effects of that country: its climate, oppression, the vastness. It gives you a sense of what life must have been like.” Journeying to the City of Light, the concert program takes on a brighter tone with witty 20thcentury pieces by Francis Poulenc and Jean Françaix. “Their whole mission in life was to be as French as they could,” he said. Meanwhile, Camille Saint-Saëns, better known for “The Carnival of the Animals,” “Danse Macabre” and the opera “Samson and Delilah,” was “one of first French composers to embrace chamber music,” Finckel added, noting that the Paris program will open with Saint-Saëns’ Piano Trio no. 1 in F Major and end with César Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor. Franck, “the greatest organist of his time ... was the consummate improviser and a master harmonist, moving between key centers in an absolutely magical way, in a way that Saint-Saëns did not.” However, Franck’s free-range (continued on next page) • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 17

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Music@Menlo (continued from previous page)

What: Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute Where: Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton; and Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. When: Friday, July 13, to Saturday, Aug. 4. Cost: $32-$82 per concert, $20-$35 under 30, with some free events. Info: Go to or phone 650-331-0202.

A fiery passion for clay and glass Local artists connect with customers and peers at annual festival by Alicia Mies


uddled into a corner of her shop in Menlo Park’s Allied Arts Guild and surrounded by glistening platters and origami cranes, Joy Imai explained that she has always made “stuff.” As a child, she sewed, drew with crayons and helped her family craft leis and doll clothing. Now Imai is a veteran potter, having created clay pieces for more than 50 years. Imai is one of 132 juried artists who will present their work at the 26th annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto on July 14 and 15 at the Palo Alto Art Center. With an estimated 10,000 people attending, the festival, hosted by the Association of Clay and Glass Artists, will feature a wide variety of fine and functional art, from bowls and teapots to sculptures and knicknacks. This year’s festivities will include wheel throwing, handbuilding and ikebana demonstrations and an exhibit displaying more than 110 self-selected pieces from the artists. The festival is an opportunity for visitors to meet with professional and amateur artists, for connoisseurs to bulk up their collections and for the artists themselves to meet up with old friends and make new ones. “Connecting with old friends is really a highlight because many times those old friends are 25 or 30 years in the making,” ACGA Board President Bill Geisinger said. “People at the festival have

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relationships with one another — that connection in clay or that connection in glass. But I also love meeting new people who are finding ceramics or glass for the very first time.” More than 25 artists will showcase their work at the festival for the first time this year, Geisinger said. Making contacts is especially important for Imai, who has participated in the festival for 22 years. At the exhibition, she and other artists can sell pieces that they have worked on for months to perfect — Imai will sell her pieces for $5-$150 at the expo. She said, however, talking and connecting with those who are attracted to her work is better than the money. “When the festival was just starting out, I thought that selling with a bunch of potters and glass people was a crazy idea because there would be so much competition,” Imai said. “But actually the opposite happened. I think that people who come to the festival are just attracted to glass or pottery and it’s a turn on.” From Hawaii and of Japanese heritage, Imai is inspired by East Asia. Her body of work includes black pottery embellished with gold ginkgo leaves, stone fountains and raku vases shot with sodium bicarbonate. Engrossed in the free-spirited counterculture of the 1960s, Imai had one goal at the start of her career: to be a hippie. “The whole pottery thing and handmade stuff was all about this do-it-yourself attitude,” Imai said of her younger years. “It was a great scene to be in.” She relocated from Hawaii to downtown Palo Alto in 1968 to learn pottery from an arts teacher at the now-closed Pacific High School in Woodside. Her

W.A. Mozart’s

The Marriage of Figaro Sunday, July 22, 5:30 p.m. Oshman Family JCC 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

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Semi-staged & costumed with chamber orchestra

Palo Alto artist Joy Imai has participated in the Clay & Glass Festival for 22 years.

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style wasn’t always appreciated by Saint-Saëns, who played the piano at the premiere of that piano quintet. In a display of disdain at the conclusion, according to music historians, Saint-Saëns walked off the stage, leaving the original manuscript dedicated to him behind. Rest assured, Music@Menlo’s pianists will do no such thing. But if festival goers seek a second serving of Saint-Saëns, the first of four Carte Blanche concerts features his Violin Sonata no. 1 in D Minor, played by Paul Huang, which Finckel calls “one of the most stunning performances I’ve ever heard.” Finally, the seven-city musical tour wraps up in Vienna, opening with Mozart, moving to Brahms and Schubert, and ending with Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night), based on a poem by Richard Dehmel. The string sextet, which reflects on the themes of forgiveness and acceptance, travels from D Minor to D Major, echoing the story of a despairing pregnant woman who is deserted by her lover and ultimately embraced by another man. While Schoenberg’s later 12-tone music is not widely understood, Finckel noted that “Verklärte Nacht” is “very easy to listen to,” with a “beautiful human story” that “helps listeners along.” Both Finckel, who was the first American student of famed Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and Wu Han, a Taiwan-born concert pianist, perform in several of the programs and continue to record, tour and teach. Called “the power couple of chamber music” by the Wall Street Journal, they are also co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of

Lincoln Center and of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival held in South Korea. They have also led the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio in Aspen, Colorado, and have long been involved in nurturing the careers of young musicians, including at Music@Menlo. How do they manage careers as both impresario-administrators, who organize the programs and oversee the logistics of this threeweek event, and well as perform in the festival? “You have to discipline yourself,” said Finckel. “We have to fight for our time with our instruments, so we can set a good standard for what it means to be a musician.” Meanwhile, for a small group interested in extending the journey, Finckel and Wu Han are escorting a trip to London and Paris in September, where they will perform in private chamber concerts and provide music lovers with a deeper sense of the cities that inspired the music. “We try to bring these cities to people through the music, but after awhile, we want to bring the people to the cities.” Q Freelance writer Janet Silver Ghent can be emailed at

Palo Alto artist Corinna Mori says her South African roots influence her ceramic work. instructor doubled as the school’s lunch lady, and in exchange for an arts education, Imai would help her cook and buy ingredients. After a school year, Imai knew that clay art was something she needed to pursue. She stayed in Palo Alto, experimenting with different firing kilns and types of clay. Like Imai, Corinna Mori, who will showcase her work at the festival, also calls Palo Alto home. While hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Mori has lived in Palo Alto for 30 years. She has found a home within the Palo Alto Art Center where she works in the center’s studios and teaches ceramics to children. Despite her life in Palo Alto, Mori still feels inspired when she returns to South Africa to visit family. “I bring something back with me every year. I like the (country’s) rawness,” Mori said. “I think that my African roots come through a lot in my work.” Inspired by nature, Mori often plays hunter-gatherer, picking up branches and other natural forms of texture outside. Just recently, she brought back a large ostrich egg from South Africa, which she casted and molded into a bowl. This year’s festival will be her third time participating, and she plans to show 160 pieces, each of which will range from $25-$700. “It’s a great camaraderie being part of that festival,” Mori said. “You want to keep up your part of the bargain and show quality work to keep up the standard of what’s expected. I walk around the festival and I’m just so inspired by what other people do.” Q Editorial Intern Alicie Mies can be emailed at amies@ What: ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto. When: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Where: Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Info:

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For kids Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players Bing Concert Hall’s lawn stage (327 Lasuen Way, Stanford) will host an outdoor concert for kids and families by longtime indie tot-rocker Justin Roberts and his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Suitable for all ages but especially geared for ages 3-7, Roberts and co. will present whimsical rock music, including songs from his latest record, “Lemonade” (no, not the Beyonce one). Cushions, blankets, low-backed chairs and small coolers of food and non-alcoholic drinks are allowed. Pets, umbrellas, and barbecues are not. Tickets are $15-$30. Go to

Symposium ‘The Future of Music: Computer or Composer’ Music always involves some sort of technology, be it the wonders of the human voice, a hand drum, an electronic synthesizer or Pro Tools. But what role might advanced machine learning, or artificial intelligence, have in the future of artistic pursuits? Could a robot be the next Mozart or Lin-Manuel Miranda? Can algorithms coexist usefully with human rhythms and rhymes? This is the topic of “The Future of Music: Computer or Composer,” the latest in the KQED Silicon Valley Conversation series, to be held Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen Way, Stanford. Moderated by KQED’s Silicon Valley Bureau Chief Tonya Mosley, the event will feature both discussion and musical performances by a panel of guests including Stanford University professor and computermusic expert Ge Wang (perhaps best known locally as the founder of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, or SLOrk), Google research scientist Douglas Eck, who is studying machine learning and the arts via the company’s Magenta program, and composer/singer Amy X Neuberg, who incorporates electronics and computer-based looping into her work. Tickets are $10-$30. Go to kqed-silicon-valley-conversations.

Above: Justin Roberts and his band perform at Stanford on July 15.

Fine art, plus music ‘The Great American West’ The Pacific Art League’s current exhibition, “The Great American West,” features landscapes celebrating the beauty of the western U.S., including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and the Pacific coast. To coincide with this exhibition, the league will host an evening of live music by the Palo Alto-based Corina Quartet, performing a piece composed by Be’eri Moalem (a local musician, teacher and sometimes Palo Alto Weekly contributor). Moalem’s composition “Multnomah” was inspired by a rainy drive to Portland, Oregon. The Corina Quartet will also play Felix Mendelssohn’s “Canzonetta,” Ernst Bloch’s “Meditation,” Quartet #3 by Michael Nyman, George Gershwin’s “Lullaby,” selections from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein, and songs by Percy Granger and Artie Shaw. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. The event is free; donations are accepted and refreshments will be offered. “The Great American West” exhibition runs through July 26. Go to


In the July 6 article about collage at the Palo Alto Art Center, the exhibition’s end date was stated incorrectly. It runs through Aug. 26. The Weekly regrets the error. To request a clarification or correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at jdong@, 650-223-6514 or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto 94302. Q • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 19

Eating Out Expat builds community through Chinese tea tastings

Story by Christine Lee Photos by Natalia Nazarova unyan Xie reminisced about her nights in China with a warm smile. After dinner, she used to sit in her mother’s tea shop and neighborhood friends would drop by, coming and going as they wished. It was a nightly routine — sitting around a table, sipping cup after cup of tea, talking about their lives. “That was interesting,” she said. “I love to hear people’s stories.” This social bonding over tea is what she sought to bring to her new home in Silicon Valley. Xie, who moved to the United States to attend graduate school at Northwestern University and is now working in tech, started hosting tea tastings to introduce others to traditional pu’er tea from China and share the experience of connecting through an ancient tradition. Pu’er tea, a special variety of fermented tea from the Yunnan province, is aged and has a long history in China, much like wine and whiskey in the West. It’s also popular for social events in China. The idea is to “bring the new and old together,” Xie said. Xie invites anyone interested in traditional tea to step into her modern, Scandinavian-style Menlo Park home for an


intimate tea tasting experience. Over the course of two hours, guests sip tea out of small glass cups, seated at a communal table set with clay teapots and light snacks. (Traditionally, pu’er is regarded as a luxury tea and is not paired with food.) Xie offers four types of pu’er tea from over 150-year-old tea trees. A recent tea-tasting session began with a 12-hour cold-brewed white pu’er tea, which Xie served from a large glass jug. The jug can be refilled with water to keep the tea going for about a week. During the hot pu’er tea tasting, Xie carefully brewed four types: white, black, raw and babe lime with ripe pu’er tea. Each had a distinctive color, taste and smell. The more a tea is processed, the darker its color, she said. The quality increases when the pu’er teas are aged properly. Unlike commonly seen loose tea leaves, pu’er teas are dried and pressed into a ball shape to facilitate fermentation and storage. To brew each tea, she placed the leaves in a yixing clay teapot, which is small with a purple-brownish hue. The specific type of porcelain it’s made from is ideal for brewing pu’er tea; it retains heat, prevents burning and the density of the clay helps air flow better, Xie said. She then poured boiling water through

the tea for about 30 seconds and threw out the first batch of water to “wake up the tea.” “Clean the tea,” she instructed. “Even if it’s organic, it will have dust and all that.” Afterward, she poured another batch of hot water into the teapot and steeped the tea for 15 seconds. Using wooden tea tongs, she placed thin, white tea cups onto wooden tea coasters embellished with intricate flower designs and gently poured out the freshly-brewed tea, filling around three quarters of the cup. The tea can be brewed around 20 times, she said. While the white tea has a refreshing scent and subtle taste, the raw pu’er tastes slightly bitter due to fermentation. The bitterness is followed by a hint of “sweetness in the throat,” Xie said. “Like caffeine, it gets rid of (a) tired feeling (and) makes you very refreshed,” she added. Then there’s the ripe pu’er in babe lime tea, in which the pu’er tea is placed inside of a premature lime, picked in Xinhui at six months old. Throughout the tasting, Xie talked about the history of Chinese tea, how to evaluate quality and brew tea properly, and what draws her to tea. She’s especially touched

Pu’er tea, a special variety of fermented tea from the Yunnan province, is aged and has a long history in China, much like wine and whiskey in the West. by the way ethnic minorities in the Yunnan province have tended religiously to the tea trees for thousands of years. In the two months since she’s started the tea tastings, Xie’s guests have included a diverse range of people, from startup employees to doctors to couples who share stories about how they met. One husband booked a recent tasting as a surprise for his wife. Although the guests typically don’t talk much initially, the tea eventually works its magic as everyone around the table gets to know one another better over cups of tea. The tasting is $28 per person. For more information, go to experiences/93258. Q Editorial assistant Christine Lee can be emailed at

Main photo: Junyan Xie brews pu’er tea, an ancient, fermented Chinese tea. Bottom Left: Junyan Xie hosts traditional Chinese tea tastings in her Menlo Park home. Bottom right: Junyan Xie introduces different varieties of Chinese tea at her home in Menlo Park. Page 20 • July 13, 2018 • Palo Alto Weekly •

Eating Out

Brava debuts ‘the world’s fastest oven’ in Palo Alto Startup bets on infrared light technology for home cooking by Elena Kadvany wo Gunn High School graduates have created what they believe is the next big thing in food technology: a hightech oven that uses infrared light — plus a healthy Silicon Valley dose of sensors, artificial intel-


ligence, Bluetooth capacity and proprietary algorithms — to cook everything from steak to pizza in a fraction of the time it would take in a conventional oven. Dan Yue and Thomas Cheng are the co-founders of Brava, a well-funded Redwood City

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startup that until this week has stayed largely mum about the details about its product. On Tuesday, the team debuted the $1,000 Brava oven to the public at the opening of its flagship showroom at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The oven’s technology, dubbed “Pure Light,� allows home cooks to make meals in a short amount of time. A whole, 4-pound chicken is done in the Brava oven in one hour and steak and potatoes in 15 minutes. At the showroom on Tuesday, a thick cut of skin-on Alaskan salmon came out medium-done and with crispy skin in about 15 minutes, cooked next to asparagus spears and cherry tomatoes. Inside the 34-pound, 11-inch tall countertop oven are six infrared lamps that project visible and non-visible light onto food, according to the company. The oven has three “zones,� allowing proteins, vegetables and starches with different cooking temperatures to cook simultaneously, without any over- or under-cooking. No pre-heating is necessary; the company states the oven can go from 0 degrees Fahrenheit to 500 degrees Fahrenheit instantly. The startup’s proprietary thermometer has five detection points that give readings as specific as one-tenth of a degree. The oven’s technology can adjust the frequency of lightwaves “in real time to cook the interior and exterior of foods independently, allowing intense sears on the outside while preserving inner

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doneness and delicate flavors,” the Brava website states. “It’s kind of like having a pan and an oven in this infrared cooker all in one,” Cheng said. Using a small LCD touchscreen on the top of the oven, the home cook can choose to sear, bake, reheat, toast or keep items warm. There are options to customize doneness level for proteins, from rare to well-done, with settings for different cuts of meat and fish. Even toast can be customized, with options for light, medium or dark for different kinds of bread. A heat-resistant camera positioned inside the oven allows users to watch their meals come to fruition without opening the oven door. The oven is synced to a smartphone app that will send a notification when a meal is done. The oven is also energy efficient. It can cook a full meal for two with less energy than it takes to pre-heat a traditional oven, Cheng said. The Brava oven comes loaded with recipes developed by Brava’s team of chefs, led by a former Restaurant Gary Danko cook with both culinary and business degrees. The company also operates as a meal-kit service, delivering preportioned ingredients to customers for the pre-set meals, such as spatchcocked chicken with Brussels sprouts and butternut squash or a New York steak with mushrooms, onions and arugula salad. For those who want to create their own dishes and control the temperature of the different zones, there’s the more flexible “chef mode.” The seed for Brava was planted six years ago, when Yue noticed his mother constantly going back and forth to the kitchen during a holiday gathering. This memory stuck with him years later, when he ran into Cheng, who had experience in hardware, firmware, manufacturing and heat technology. Yue is also the founder of Green Chef, a meal kit delivery company. Together, they developed the Brava technology in Cheng’s garage. They found a willing partner in John Pleasants — the former co-president of Disney Interactive Media Group, CEO of Ticketmaster and Samsung media executive — who helped bring in investors. To date, the company has raised $25 million, according to a spokesperson. Travis Rea, Brava’s head of culinary development and operation, was admittedly skeptical when he first heard about the “smart” oven. He’s been cooking professionally for 20 years, including his three years at Gary Danko and a decade in food development at Williams Sonoma. He said he initially dismissed Brava’s technology as implausible “Silicon Valley hype” — until he saw a demo himself. He’s now convinced of the oven’s potential to revolutionize home cooking for all kinds of

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Potatoes, steak and broccolini cooked in separate “zones” in the Brava oven. people, from busy parents to professional chefs. It’s not a replacement for one’s oven, grill or microwave, but rather a complementary appliance, Rea said. “It will change my life, too,” he said. “It’s not a one-trick pony.”

The oven, which is selling for $995 and up, isn’t available just yet. It’s available for pre-order now and expected to ship in November. Q Staff Writer Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@

ShopTalk ADA’S SEEKS HELP TO STAY OPEN... In the face of rising rent and labor costs, Palo Alto’s Ada’s Cafe, which employs adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking donations from the community to keep its doors open. The founder of the cafe sent a plea to donors this week asking for financial support. In June, the cafe’s Mountain View commercial kitchen was sold to a new owner, who raised the rent by 60 percent, founder Kathleen Foley-Hughes and deputy director Peter Hughes wrote in the message to supporters. On July 1, the city’s minimum wage increased to $15 per hour — equivalent to a 15 percent pay increase for all Ada’s Cafe employees. These two changes, plus $15,000 in major equipment repairs in the past month, have produced an untenable situation for the cafe.”Ada’s is continuing to do a tremendous job in delivering on its mission and we want to continue our work, but it is simply not possible to pass all of these costs on to our customers,” they wrote. Since opening at the Mitchell Park Community Center in 2014, the cafe has employed 66 adults with developmental disabilities and 33 high schoolers, plus dozens of others as interns and volunteers. The cafe serves pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, tea and other casual fare. Ada’s entirely funds its wage-related program, training and costs of goods from revenue from the cafe and catering. The nonprofit also

operates a second cafe in San Francisco. Those who would like to donate can send a check payable to Ada’s Cafe to 839 Northampton Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303 or contribute electrically at —E.K. JOE & THE JUICE ARRIVES DOWNTOWN ... Juices, smoothies, sandwiches and coffee bags emblazoned with shirtless men are now available at Joe & The Juice in downtown Palo Alto. The 508 University Ave. cafe opened on Saturday, June 30, in a large space on the ground floor of a brand-new building at the corner of Cowper Street and University Avenue. It’s the first of three outposts the Danish chain has announced for Palo Alto. On the menu are fruit and vegetable juices, which start at $7 (for a small, 12 ounces) and go up to $10 (for the large, 10-ounce “signature” juices). Juices include the “Prince of Green” with lemon, pineapple and cucumber; the “Pick Me Up” with raspberry, banana and apple; and the “Green Shield” with spinach, kale, broccoli, cucumber and apple. Joe & The Juice is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The company is opening two more locations, one just blocks away on 240 Hamilton Ave. and another at Stanford Shopping Center. —E.K. Compiled by the Weekly staff; this week written by Elena Kadvany. Got leads on interesting and news-worthy retail developments? The Weekly will check them out. Email


MOVIES NOW SHOWING Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13) +++ Century 16: Fri. - Sun. Century 20: Fri. - Sun. The First Purge (R)

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While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) makes a romantic connection in “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.”

Fangs for nothing So far, so good, especially when the first leg of the vacation requires a trip on a monstrously (and amusingly) ramshackle airline. As soon as the plot kicks in on the bad ship Legacy, the writers struggle to keep interest afloat. The ship’s captain, Ericka (Kathryn Hahn), catches Dracula’s eye and suddenly we’re in the monster version of a Sandler-Drew Barrymore rom-com, the complication being that Ericka’s “legacy” belongs to the adversarial Van Helsing family (Jim Gaffigan voices her marching orders from greatgrandfather Professor Abraham Van Helsing). As Dracula’s catch phrase goes, “Blah blah blah.” It would be uncharitable to call “Hotel Transylvania 3” a bad movie, especially with its pro-tolerance message (albeit a recycled one) — never more needed than now — and its grasp for kid empathy when it comes to a single parent’s yearning for a love life (there’s also generational talk of honoring the past while embracing the future). Still, as return director, highly regarded animator Genndy Tartakovsky achieves

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an impression here of manic but dull. This is the kind of lackluster animated movie at which you’ll lose count of how many times the characters randomly break into dance — and that’s in addition to the times they sensibly dance, at the not one but two dance parties incorporated into the plot. Actual line of dialogue: “Anyways, let’s get back to dancing.” It’s hard to imagine the talent involved being truly invested in this material, a third go-around that feels fiscally obligatory rather than creatively imperative. Tartakovsky and his team literally go big with giant-sized menaces (while the most amusing subplot finds the kids smuggling huge pet Tinkles on board), but like the undead, “Hotel Transylvania” is active without being truly lively, awkwardly “honoring the past” of bygone monster sitcoms like “The Munsters” and “The Addams Family” not so much by musty gag humor and characteractor juice as by “embracing the future” of pumped-up pop music. Rated PG for some action and rude humor. One hour, 37 minutes. — Peter Canavese


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00 (Century 16 & 20) It’ll be the parents asking “Are we there yet?” at this year’s middle-shelf animated sequel, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.” Kids, as we know, are happy to be anywhere (with popcorn and soda), and there’s no point in begrudging fans of this popular franchise another ride. There’s every possibility they’ll love it. Their discerning parents, on the other hand, are liable to struggle through this amiable but objectively mediocre product launch. “You only zing once.” That’s the conventional wisdom understood by Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) when it comes to “love at first sight for monsters.” Drac hasn’t had a date in 100 years and frankly doesn’t see the point. When Mavis senses her father is down in the dumps, she signs up her dopey-wise human husband (Andy Samberg) and their whole monster clan (including Kevin James’ Frankenstein, Steve Buscemi’s werewolf, David Spade’s invisible man, Mel Brooks’ grandpa Vlad, et al) for “the monster cruise of a lifetime.” Point of departure? The Bermuda Triangle. Destination? The lost city of Atlantis.

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COVER-CROP CLASS ... On Thursday, July 25, the UC Master Gardener program will host a free workshop on “Cover Crops for Home Gardeners.” Cover crops are an often underutilized method for improving garden soil. Easyto-grow legumes add nitrogen, grasses and other crops add carbon and some cover crops contain chemicals that have other advantages. Learn what to grow for either summer or winter cover crops, easy ways to incorporate them and how they can help you produce more abundant crops. The free talk will be by Ann Burrell at the Los Altos Library from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. INTRO TO FLORAL DESIGN ... Lanette Anderson, farmer/florist at Hidden Villa Farm, will teach a workshop on Saturday, Aug. 25, on floral design. The event will be held from 1:55 - 4 p.m. Anderson will demonstrate her design process step-by-step and then guide each student through making their own lush floral centerpiece to take home. All the flowers are organically grown on Hidden Villa’s farm. All materials and supplies will be included along with light refreshments. Cost is $100 for adults. To register, go to

When it comes to which trees to plant, horticulturist Jeff Scroggin says to plant what you will eat. Limiting the size of a fruit tree allows for easy picking and the ability to fit more trees in a garden.

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Stone fruit trees like this plum produce fruit for jam, which is one of Jeff Scroggin’s favorite things to do with fruit harvests. Right, passionfruit plants need to be espaliered on a frame.

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eff Scroggin, a local horticulturist with decades of experience, sees growing fruit as a great way to connect with neighbors. It allows people to share growing tips as well as their harvests, he said.

Gamble class empowers gardeners to grow their own fruit

Scroggin said it’s not uncommon for neighbors to stop and chat when they see him working outside on trees — he hopes to expand this bonding experience into the greater community by holding a class titled “Summer Maintenance of your Small Fruit Trees” on Saturday, July 21, at Gamble Garden. “The focus of the class is one of my passions, which is how to grow a small fruit tree,” Scroggin said, with a beam of enthusiasm apparent in his voice. “In this area where land prices are so high and people don’t have tremendously large gardens, it’s really valuable to be able to successfully grow a small fruit tree or small orchard of fruit trees.” Scroggin said many gardeners aren’t aware that with proper pruning, most trees can be maintained at around 6 feet, where fruits are still easily reachable. Limiting the size of a fruit tree also allows for a variety of trees to be grown so the garden can produce different fruits year round. “It’s a methodology that starts when you plant the tree,” he said, adding that as the tree matures, proper management is necessary to keep it both small and productive. In his class, he’ll also speak in depth about irrigation, pruning and controlling pests and disease. “This time of year, there are several tasks people need to be thinking about,” he said. “The first is actually just doing a status check of your garden. How is your garden doing? Do the trees look healthy? Are there any obvious problems?” He’ll have those attending make a list of concerns they are having with their gardens, so they have something concrete they can act on. While he’ll bring handouts and go through an informative presentation, he values an interactive session and hopes to take many questions from the audience. “(The questions) are rooted in what’s happening out there. It’s not theoretical; its practical,” he said. Since it’s summer, he’s anticipating many questions about water management in what he still considers to be a drought. It’s also the time of year when fruit-tree owners see pests and unwanted visitors in their gardens. He’ll go over treatment methods “without using some horrible man-made chemical that might be not so good for the environment.” When it comes to pruning, he said many people don’t know that there’s both winter pruning and summer pruning, which can be extremely beneficial for the tree. Then he’ll go over fertilizing and how to plan for next year, since now is the time to be thinking about the next season. Scroggin will take the class on a walk around Gamble Garden to see some of the garden’s fruit trees. He hopes to show real-life demonstrations of pests and pruning stages. Although it’s difficult to find a tree that doesn’t do well in this climate, Scroggin said some of his favorites include deciduous fruit trees such as apples and pears. He’ll also speak at length about citrus trees, which produce fruit year round. When it comes to choosing which fruits to grow, Scroggin said there’s really only one main determinant. “What kind of fruit do you like? If you’re going to plant a fruit tree, gosh, it should be something you like eating or you want to make preserves or jam out of. Grow something you’re going to enjoy,” he said. Making jam, Scroggin said, is one of his favorite things to do with his fruit harvests. “It’s a great way to share the gifts from your garden with others,” he said. “Here in the winter, it’s hard to get freshly grown fruits, so it’s a nice substitute.” Scroggin, who runs a landscape management business, grew up in Menlo Park and has had an interest in gardening since his teens. He volunteers at the Filoli estate in Woodside, maintaining its orchard of more than 650 fruit trees, and also cares for the trees at Gamble Garden. “I’m just looking forward to a really fun, interactive session. I’ve found that people who attend really enjoy gardening, are curious about gardening and (have) lots of interesting questions,” he said. Q The class is $25 for Gamble Garden members and $35 for non-members. To sign up for the fruit-tree class, go to Christine Lee is the editorial assistant for the Palo Alto Weekly. She can be emailed at

Home & Real Estate

913 Baines St. J. Lu to B. Frandsen for $1,400,000 on 6/1/18; built 2000, 4bd, 2,020 sq.ft; previous sale 3/14, $600,000 429 Daisy Lane G. Canche to J. Zheng for $1,020,000 on 6/6/18; built 1940, 3bd, 1,210 sq.ft; previous sale 3/03, $370,000 66 Newell Road #B J. & I. Pamnani to Kennedy Trust for $921,000 on 6/7/18; built 1973, 2bd, 1,009 sq.ft; previous sale 9/97, $129,000 2324 Palo Verde Ave. J. Nunez to Europa Investment for $915,000 on 5/31/18; built 1950, 1bd, 630 sq.ft; previous sale 1/98, $118,500 2376 Poplar Ave. E. Infante to A. Leung for $1,150,000 on 6/5/18; built 1944, 3bd, 1,030 sq.ft; previous sale 11/08, $290,000

1973, 2bd, 1,518 sq.ft; previous sale 5/05, $830,000 1981 Farndon Ave. Hamilton Trust to T. Jing for $2,900,000 on 5/31/18; built 1953, 4bd, 2,419 sq.ft 561 Gabilan St. G. Herbert to Management Trust for $3,300,000 on 5/31/18; built 1948, 3bd, 1,766 sq.ft; previous sale 6/15, $2,210,000 121 Giffin Road #5 Kraenkel Trust to M. Agustin for $1,810,000 on 6/5/18; built 1985, 2bd, 1,363 sq.ft; previous sale 12/94, $335,000 1171 Lammy Place L. & A. Fox to Wilson-Chang Trust for $4,325,000 on 5/31/18; built 1994, 4bd, 2,993 sq.ft; previous sale 3/95, $827,000 53 Los Altos Square Baldrica Trust to P. Hahn for $2,100,000 on 5/31/18; built 1964, 2bd, 1,444 sq.ft 23281 Mora Heights Way Elevation Homes to S. Narasimhan for $3,350,000 on 6/5/18; built 1961, 4bd, 3,190 sq.ft; previous sale 2/08, $2,350,000 1816 Newcastle Drive Khurana Trust to C. Sabol for $3,500,000 on 6/6/18; built 1960, 4bd, 2,218 sq.ft; previous sale 4/10, $1,550,000 686 Teresi Lane Rooks Trust to Lee Trust for $3,001,000 on 6/5/18; built 1952, 4bd, 1,506 sq.ft 50 West Edith Ave. #5 P. Joy to S. Kang for $1,600,000 on 6/1/18; built 1979, 2bd, 1,562 sq.ft; previous sale 1/16, $1,400,000

Los Altos

Menlo Park


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


60 Monte Vista Ave. Luczo Trust to Monte Vista Limited for $16,500,000 on 5/31/18; built 2007, 4bd, 6,621 sq.ft; previous sale 4/14, $15,000,000 346 Walsh Road Ford Trust to One Orchard for $14,750,000 on 6/6/18; built 1952, 5bd, 3,630 sq.ft

East Palo Alto

425 Distel Drive S. & R. Grinis to Essaid Trust for $3,571,500 on 5/31/18; built 1952, 4bd, 2,641 sq.ft; previous sale 2/94, $480,000 788 Dixon Way Bates Trust to J. Michelson for $6,028,000 on 5/31/18; built 2007, 5bd, 5,480 sq.ft 8 Farm Road Turner Trust to G. Lin for $1,950,000 on 6/6/18; built

635 14th Ave. D. Cho to M. & C. Chang for $1,800,000 on 6/4/18; built 1945, 2bd, 1,326 sq.ft; previous sale 11/06, $635,000 387 6th Ave. Herrera Trust to B. Nguyen for $1,225,000 on 6/4/18; built 1920, 4bd, 1,580 sq.ft 1390 Delfino Way Carlsmith Trust to M. Stachowiak for $3,120,000 on 6/1/18; built 1990, 4bd, 2,650 sq.ft

1359 Johnson St. Tommei Trust to Johnson Street Limited for $3,250,000 on 6/7/18; built 1924, 3bd, 1,560 sq.ft 2141 Mills Ave. Barbara Trust to Hartwell-Darke Trust for $3,450,000 on 6/1/18; built 1947, 2bd, 1,280 sq.ft 263 Santa Margarita Ave. Connell Trust to B. Patel-Framroze for $3,435,000 on 6/5/18; built 1948, 4bd, 2,556 sq.ft; previous sale 1/93, $400,000 675 Sharon Park Drive #304 Travers Trust to R. Armenta for $450,000 on 6/6/18; built 1968, 1bd, 739 sq.ft 228 University Drive C. Smolke to Stanford Univesity for $3,800,000 on 6/1/18; built 1929, 3bd, 2,225 sq.ft; previous sale 5/09, $1,950,000

Mountain View

650 Alamo Court #18 J. Tomkins to C. Constantinidis for $680,000 on 6/1/18; built 1972, 1bd, 578 sq.ft; previous sale 5/04, $209,000 717 Alice Ave. Mamali Limited to Y. Dumnernchanvanit for $3,370,000 on 5/31/18; previous sale 8/16, $1,200,000 2474 Alvin St. E. & E. Kandogan to S. Shah for $2,215,500 on 5/31/18; built 1954, 3bd, 1,116 sq.ft 356 Burgoyne St. Maria Trust to W. Tam for $1,845,000 on 6/5/18; built 1950, 3bd, 1,386 sq.ft 2325 Carol Ave. Credit Trust to A. Jansen for $2,600,000 on 5/31/18; built 1958, 3bd, 1,866 sq.ft 505 Cypress Point Drive #30 J. Bauman to D. Larrabee for $715,000 on 5/31/18; built 1971, 1bd, 645 sq.ft; previous sale 11/11, $210,000 156 Eldora Drive Korringa Trust to V. Zanotti for $2,910,000 on 6/6/18; built 1947, 3bd, 1,711 sq.ft 149 Gladys Ave. M. Russell to W. Yang for $1,650,000 on 5/31/18; built 1985, 3bd, 1,465 sq.ft; previous sale 6/11, $575,000 1402 Nilda Ave. Bashir-Hill

Trust to M. Po for $2,800,000 on 6/4/18; built 1955, 3bd, 1,793 sq.ft; previous sale 8/08, $1,250,000 400 Ortega Ave. #106 A. Wee to R. Wong for $880,000 on 6/4/18; built 1975, 2bd, 995 sq.ft; previous sale 4/15, $750,000 565 Piazza Drive J. Milk to E. Ilonidis for $1,822,500 on 6/1/18; built 2014, 4bd, 1,696 sq.ft; previous sale 5/14, $982,500 1921 Rock St. #28 N. Bao to L. Chen for $975,000 on 6/6/18; built 1974, 2bd, 972 sq.ft; previous sale 1/03, $330,000 111 Savannah Loop M. & C. Fleck to S. Goeller for $1,900,000 on 6/5/18; built 2014, 4bd, 1,770 sq.ft 2255 Showers Drive #133 Iseke Trust to D. Xie for $1,000,000 on 6/1/18; built 1999, 1bd, 769 sq.ft 1923 Stella St. Classic Sierra Vista to Z. Guo for $1,789,000 on 5/31/18; built 2017, 3bd, 1,616 sq.ft 14 Tyrella Court Somin Trust to Y. Movshvitz-Attias for $1,800,000 on 6/4/18; built 1990, 3bd, 1,700 sq.ft; previous sale 8/12, $765,000 274 Walker Drive Horrillo Trust to L. Yang for $1,800,000 on 6/6/18; built 1955, 3bd, 1,216 sq.ft 2546 West Middlefield Road L. Hayland to K. Srivastava for $1,070,000 on 6/5/18; built 1976, 2bd, 968 sq.ft 654 Willowgate St. Peake Trust to J. Phillips for $1,850,000 on 6/5/18; built 2009, 3bd, 1,904 sq.ft

Palo Alto

776 Bryant St. Raiche-Montinola Community Properties to Yau Trust for $2,150,000 on 6/6/18; built 1979, 2bd, 1,521 sq.ft; previous sale 10/99, $623,000 3705 Heron Way C. Jan to Huang Trust for $1,880,000 on 6/1/18; built 2008, 3bd, 1,218 sq.ft 800 High St. #120 Mcdonald Trust to F. Ho for $2,450,000 on 6/5/18; built 2006, 2bd,

1,613 sq.ft; previous sale 5/09, $1,375,000 777 Josina Ave. Robertson Trust to P. Fu for $2,580,000 on 6/1/18; built 1949, 3bd, 1,463 sq.ft 690 Lincoln Ave. B. Jones to J. Li for $3,220,000 on 6/1/18; built 1936, 3bd, 1,668 sq.ft; previous sale 3/98, $660,000 650 Lowell Ave. Bernstein Trust to J. Lai for $9,900,000 on 6/1/18; built 1934, 5bd, 4,279 sq.ft 3073 Middlefield Road #202 M. Mansoor to C. Chou for $1,658,500 on 6/1/18; built 1986, 3bd, 1,332 sq.ft; previous sale 7/08, $749,000 727 Northampton Drive Virello Trust to Northampton Trust for $5,175,000 on 6/4/18; built 1948, 4bd, 1,892 sq.ft 827 Rorke Way Gollnick Trust to H. Li for $4,000,000 on 6/5/18; built 1955, 3bd, 1,195 sq.ft 410 Sheridan Ave. #108 Colton Trust to R. Munoz for $1,230,000 on 5/31/18; built 1977, 1bd, 812 sq.ft; previous sale 7/17, $935,000 3324 St. Michael Drive M. Li to S. & D. Pirko for $3,410,000 on 6/1/18; built 1955, 4bd, 1,904 sq.ft; previous sale 12/12, $2,057,500 4237 Suzanne Drive Rajdev Trust to B. Adavi for $2,973,000 on 6/1/18; built 1950, 3bd, 1,690 sq.ft; previous sale 7/14, $2,000,000 1870 University Ave. Hc Investment Associates to University Avenue Limited for $15,300,000 on 6/6/18; built 1929, 8bd, 9,322 sq.ft; previous sale 9/15, $9,250,000 1110 Webster St. Hunwick Trust to Webster Street Limited for $5,000,000 on 6/6/18; built 1938, 2bd, 2,080 sq.ft

Portola Valley

250 Erica Way Connor Trust to C. Gostyla for $2,950,000 on 6/1/18; built 1956, 3bd, 1,710 sq.ft

Real Estate Matters

Market shows signs of cooling U.S.-China trade war could significantly impact home sales


t’s now midsummer, and the frenzy of Palo Alto’s spring residential market seems to have cooled down quite a bit. Even though home prices have not fallen yet, the number of offers on a single property has generally declined, and homes tend to stay on market longer. For the first half of 2018, the median price of sold homes in Palo Alto was $3.1 million, a 19 percent increase from the first half of 2017. Supply has been on the steady rise with 321 new listings, or an 11 percent increase from the same period of 2017. Homes stayed on market on average for 14 days, compared to 20 days during the first half of 2017. Among 222 homes sold in the first six months of this year, 142 of them, or 64 percent, closed at prices below $3.5 million, which is the price zone in most demand right now. Home prices shifted up in all price segments. Competition among buyers was intense, especially at the beginning of spring. Eleven homes sold at more than $1 million over their asking prices. Those final sales prices ranged

by Xin Jiang from $3.86 million to $18 million. Since a low asking price is often used as a marketing strategy, the gap between listing and sold price is not a meaningful indicator of the listing agent’s capability, nor the “hotness” of the market. Rather, a large gap reflects strong demand on certain properties, such as those that are perhaps move-in ready, or at entry

The biggest uncertainty that may significantly change our local economy and property market is the trade war between the U.S. and China. level or on a large lot in the best neighborhood offering a lot of potential. The high-end market was more active this year, with four homes closing at $10 million or higher in the Palo Alto area. Eight homes sold above $8 million in the first six months. Old Palo Alto, with a median home price of $5 million, has remained the most expensive neighborhood in Palo Alto. There is a decent number of buyers, both locally and internationally, willing to pay a premium on

large lots in good locations of Old Palo Alto, but such opportunities are rare. In fact, the most expensive home sold in the first half of this year was a moderate older home on a 30,000-square-foot lot (about 2/3 of an acre) in Old Palo Alto. It sold for $18 million. So far the summer market is slower than spring, partially because the Fourth of July holiday fell in the middle of the week, which resulted in a very limited number of new listings for two weeks. While any federal interest-rate hikes may be on hold for now, uncertainties about the overall economy are rising. The biggest uncertainty that may significantly change our local economy and property market is the trade war between the U.S. and China. The Bay Area’s high-tech industry has tight links with China. According to Rhodium Group’s 2017 report (, California topped the list of states that received Chinese investments, and most of those went to technology and real estate. Chinese investments in Silicon Valley innovation have created demand on both office space and residential homes. Buyers directly from China also have become steady participants in Palo Alto’s property market. Q Xin Jiang is a real estate agent at Alain Pinel Realtors in Palo Alto. She can be emailed at

195 Willowbrook Drive C. & C. Lewis to M. Evarts for $3,875,000 on 6/1/18; built 1963, 3bd, 2,450 sq.ft


55 Big Tree Road F. & D. Alvarado to J. Deiabroise for $1,145,000 on 6/5/18; built 1933, 1bd, 1,320 sq.ft; previous sale 12/05, $785,000 5 Cedar Lane N. Bianchi to Hopes Cedar for $5,100,000 on 5/31/18; built 2001, 3bd, 3,900 sq.ft 140 Huckleberry Trail Bye Trust to B. Fox for $1,575,000 on 6/1/18; previous sale 12/08, $982,500 626 Woodside Way C. Holland to J. Singh for $2,425,000 on 6/1/18; built 1977, 3bd, 3,230 sq.ft; previous sale 5/99, $1,199,000


A listing of building projects approved by the city of Palo Alto. 3225 El Camino Real Demolish existing one-story building (7,000 sf). 2631 Ross Road New two-story single-family home (2,464 sf) with attached one-car garage (225 sf). $422,107. 2631 Ross Road Electrical for new storage shed (119 sf). 1470 Monte Bello Road Replace existing 24-foot wood bridge with new 50-foot steel bridge at tributary of Stevens Creek. $20,000. 1470 Monte Bello Road Replace existing at-grade wet ford crossing with new 46-foot steel bridge at Stevens Creek main stream. $20,000. 833 Channing Ave. New onestory single-family home 736 sf) with detached covered carport (327 sf). $128,510 833 Channing Ave. Demolish one of two houses. 833 Channing Ave. Demolish second of two houses. 833 Channing Ave. Demolish two detached garages.

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LOS ALTOS $3,850,000

CUPERTINO $3,468,888

REDWOOD CITY $2,999,950

HONDA $2,998,000

1952 Fallen Leaf Lane | 5bd/3.5ba Julie Tsai-Law | 650.799.8888 License # 01339682 BY APPOINTMENT

10220 Dubon Avenue | 5bd/3.5ba Suneeta Chilukuri | 650.787.4498 License # 01963120 BY APPOINTMENT

964 Durlston Road | 4bd/3.5ba Michael Johnston | 650.533.5102 License # 01131203 BY APPOINTMENT

300 Rancho De La Bana | 6bd/7ba S. Hayes/K. Bird | 650.245.5044 License # 01401243 | 00929166 BY APPOINTMENT

MOUNTAIN VIEW $2,898,000

PALO ALTO $2,698,000

MENLO PARK $2,698,000

PALO ALTO $2,589,000

1055 Levin Avenue | 5bd/2.5ba Lynn North | 650.209.1562 License # 01490039 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30-4:30

751-761 Everett Avenue | Two Homes N. Essabhoy/A. Dunckel | 650.248.5898 License# 01085354 | 00866010 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30-4:30

300 Sand Hill Circle #204 | 3bd/2ba Keri Nicholas | 650.533.7373 License # 01198898 BY APPOINTMENT

128 Middlefield Road | 2bd/1ba Laura McCarthy | 650.269.1609 License # 01895605 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30-4:30

REDWOOD CITY $1,998,000

REDWOOD CITY $1,795,000

LOS ALTOS $1,750,000

MOUNTAIN VIEW $1,599,000

927 Whitehall Lane | 3bd/2.5ba Judy Citron | 650.543.1206 License # 01825569 BY APPOINTMENT

2611 Carson Street | 3bd/2ba L. Rhodes/M. Harkov | 650.722.3000 License # 01179852 | 01838875 BY APPOINTMENT

5100 W. El Camino Real #303 | 3bd/2ba Yvette Stout | 650.208.4510 License # 01461495 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30-4:30

170 Owens Court | 2bd/2.5ba Janis Ahmadjian-Baer | 650.740.5390 License # 00980993 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30-4:30

MOUNTAIN VIEW $1,598,000

REDWOOD CITY $1,299,000

ATHERTON $1,095,000


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2737 Massachusetts Avenue | 3bd/1ba Liz Daschbach | 650.207.0781 License # 00969220 OPEN SAT & SUN 1:30-4:30

3421 El Camino Real #4C | 2bd/2ba Teresa Budzich | 650.704.8775 License # 00844929 BY APPOINTMENT

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ATHERTON 5 Bedrooms 40 Selby Ln Sat/Sun Coldwell Banker

$5,200,000 324-4456

LOS ALTOS 2 Bedrooms - Condominium 494 Lassen St #1 Sat/Sun 12-5 Intero Real Estate

$1,550,000 947-4700

4 Bedrooms 1070 Suffolk Way Sat/Sun Sereno Group 24147 Young Ct Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty

$3,295,000 947-2900 $2,488,000 543-8500

5 Bedrooms 490 Valencia Dr Sat/Sun 1-5 Intero Real Estate

$3,298,000 947-4700


338 Barton Way $3,688,000 Sat/Sun 2-4 Golden Gate Sotheby’s Int’l Realty 847-1141 485 9th Ave $2,495,000 Sat/Sun 2-4 Intero Real Estate 543-7740 927 Arnold Way $1,988,000 Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty 543-8500

5 Bedrooms

785 Berkeley Ave $7,500,000 Sun 1-4 Pacific Union International 314-7200 2312 Loma Prieta Ln $5,988,000 Sat/Sun Deleon Realty 543-8500

MOUNTAIN VIEW 1 Bedroom - Condominium

564 Annie Laurie St #11 Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty

3 Bedrooms - Townhouse

18 Tyrella Ct Sat/Sun Sereno Group

4 Bedrooms 27760 Edgerton Rd Sun Intero Real Estate

$5,998,000 947-4700

5 Bedrooms 25616 Moody Rd Sun 12-4:30 Coldwell Banker

$6,450,000 325-6161

6 Bedrooms 25721 La Lanne Ct $8,348,000 Sat 2-4 Golden Gate Sotheby’s Int’l Realty 941-4300

MENLO PARK 2 Bedrooms - Condominium 1230 Sharon Park Dr #64 $1,585,000 Sun 1-4 Pacific Union International 314-7200 2323 Eastridge Ave #511 $1,388,000 Sat/Sun 2-4 Coldwell Banker 324-4456

3 Bedrooms 1208 Henderson Ave Sun Coldwell Banker 516 Hamilton Ave Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker

$998,000 324-4456 $998,000 325-6161

3 Bedrooms - Condominium 300 Sand Hill Cir #302 $2,300,000 Sat/Sun 1-4Pacific Union International 314-7200

4 Bedrooms

2524 Fairbrook Dr Sat/Sun 1-5 Intero Real Estate 118 Savannah Loop Sat/Sun 1-5 Deleon Realty 250 Thompson Ave Sat/Sun Intero Real Estate

$648,000 543-8500 $1,599,000 947-2900 $2,695,000 947-4700 $1,698,000 543-8500 $2,098,000 947-4700

PALO ALTO 2 Bedrooms

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4 Bedrooms 6 Quail Ct Sun 1-4 Intero Real Estate 13499 La Honda Rd Sat/Sun Alain Pinel Realtors 1307 Portola Rd Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker 215 Olive Hill Ln Sun Alain Pinel Realtors

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Max Jung-Goldberg played a lot of middle infield for Palo Alto High and hopes to do the same at the next level.


Learning summertime baseball lessons Palo Alto, Sacred Heart athletes getting first taste of next level Glenn Reeves The PUF Caps is a summer ax Jung-Goldberg and team made up of high school Dominic Cacchione graduates who have committed to top echelon college are getting baseball programs. a taste of what college For example, there are baseball will be like 14 players who have this summer while committed to Pac-12 playing for the Paschools on the team. cific Union Financial For Jung-GoldCapitalists. berg and Cacchione, Ju ng- G old b e r g, straight out of high from Palo Alto High, school on the Peninsuwill play college baseball at the University Dominic Cacchione la, it’s a bridge to what lies in their future. of San Diego. Cacchi“No question, it’s a big adone, from Sacred Heart Prep, will justment,’’ Jung-Goldberg said. play at Arizona State.


“We’re playing against guys older than us. A lot more preparation goes into it. Playing nine innings instead of seven. It’s definitely been a learning experience.’’ Jung-Goldberg played all around the infield at Paly, seeing time at second base, shortstop and third base, and was an offensive force, batting a combined .351 with 80 runs scored and 64 walks over the last three years. He’s played second base and served as a DH with the Caps. “I’d love to play middle infield at the next level,’’ he said. “But wherever I fit in. Third base,

second base, outfield, DH. Just getting in the lineup is the most important thing.’’ Jung-Goldberg brings an oldschool eat-breathe-sleep focus to baseball. Playing for the Caps this summer and beginning his college baseball experience in the fall at San Diego are the next steps on a progression he mapped out for himself at an early age. “Baseball was a first love for me all through childhood and adolescence,’’ Jung-Goldberg said. “Hopefully I can succeed enough (continued on page 46)


Field hockey comes to Paly New boys water polo coach named Rick Eymer team, to managing facilities, hirntroducing Field Hockey as ing a coach and procuring equipPalo Alto’s newest sport, fol- ment, Wilburn-Sudduth kept the lowing boys’ volleyball last students in mind. “I am most excited about the spring, was not a hasty decision. When the Vikings open their chance to offer another athletic season in September, it will be opportunity to the students at the culmination of a two-year Paly,” he said. “Also, our coach is second to none when it comes to process. For Palo Alto Athletic Director field hockey experience.” Jenny Crane, who Therren Wilburn-Sudgrew up in Los Gatos duth, it was one of his (and is a member of the first items of business Union Middle School when he took over the Hall of Fame) played job after serving as the for the Wildcats and assistant A.D. later for St. Francis and Through all the hard played four years at work it took to launch California, where she the program, from inled the Golden Bears forming the Santa Clara to a pair of conferValley Athletic League Ethan Look ence championships (the Vikings will play in the El Camino Division) of the and served as team captain. She school’s intention of fielding a graduated in 2008.


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USROWING TRIALS . . . Stanford sophomore Isabella GarciaCamargo won the U23 lightweight 2x competition at the USRowing Trials, hosted by the Princeton National Rowing Association on Mercer Lake in New Jersey, securing a spot in the U23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. “It is an incredible honor to be representing the U.S.A this summer,” said Garcia-Camargo. “Every stroke down the course, I thought about my teammates at Stanford who pushed me throughout the year to be a better athlete and teammate every day. This process has made me so grateful for this team and especially for our coaches, Kate and Joan, who give us the space to support each other and grow into the best versions of ourselves.” Garcia-Camargo, a member of the Cardinal’s IRA champion lightweight eight, raced with partner Sophia Denison-Johnson of UCLA Women’s Rowing. The duo raced down the Mercer Lake course to a time of 6:58.43, over 13 seconds faster than second-place Marilyn Garberg and Emma Starr . . . Palo Alto Rowing Club’s Ellen Ulitsky and Irene Ulitsky, placed third in the women’s U19 double sculls time trial on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the club championships in Camden. The twins, seniors at Fremont High, needed to finish first or second in their heat in Thursday’s semifinals to reach the finals. In single sculls, Irene Ulitsky placed 12th in 8:32.104 and Ellen Utilsky was 14th in 8:35.246, and each competed in a separate semifinal on Thursday.

Field hockey at Palo Alto will be using the lacrosse field. Palo Alto began a club team in the sport last school year to prepare for this season. The Vikings haven’t held an official practice yet but the student body has been responsive and supportive. “Jenny will have a great chance to build a program at Paly,” said Wilburn-Sudduth. Palo Alto will also have a new boys water polo coach in

Ethan Look, a recent graduate of Vanderbilt, where he played club water polo, served as co-President and also coached the team as a senior. “I’ve always had an interest in coaching,” said Look, who works at Google. “There’s something very special about working with young student-athletes in the formative years of their lives.” Q • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 45


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to be a professional baseball player and make it to the big leagues. I have a chance to live my dream. That to me is huge. I feel very privileged to be in this position.’’ Cacchione is a pitcher. He went 6-1 with three saves and a 3.12 ERA this past season at SHP. “He throws three-quarters across his body with movement that is tough for batters,’’ Sacred Heart Prep coach Anthony Granato said. “He has a very athletic delivery with the potential to be effective at the next level.’’ The experience this summer with the Caps has given Cacchione, who is listed at 6-foot-2 and 175, an idea of the caliber of hitter he will face as a member of the Sun Devils. “It’s not like high school where you can get away with mistakes on the mound,’’ Cacchione said. “The biggest thing for me is I have to get bigger and stronger. I

need to throw harder and have a lot more stamina. I’ll try to get up to 190 by next spring. ASU will help me with their nutritional and weight lifting programs.’’ Playing with the Caps has been an eye-opener for Cacchione. “It’s been kind of surreal playing with all these guys,’’ Cacchione said. “It gives us a glimpse at what next year will be like. Playing every single day, the focus is just on baseball.’’ With 14 future Pac-12 players on the Caps, Cacchione got the opportunity to meet some players he will compete against in the future. The homecoming road trip to Stanford will be particularly interesting. “ I’m super excited for that, being on the big stage,’’ he said. “Andrew Daschbach was a role model for me.’’ Daschbach, a former teammate of Cacchione’s at Sacred Heart Prep and a member of the PUF Caps last summer, is coming off a breakout season at first base for Stanford, leading the team with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs. Q


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he Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U all-star team reached Thursday’s Babe Ruth 15U NorCal State Tournament championship through teamwork, grit and determination. After dropping its second game in the tournament, played at Redwood Shores’ Sports Complex, on Sunday, Palo Alto had to win three straight for the chance to advance to the regional tournament in Arizona. Despite being without two of its top players, Palo Alto rose to the occasion, relying on its full roster to climb into contention.



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Ritter Amsbaugh, Garrett Faure, William Pires and Jack Ryan took care of the pitching duties and Zander Darby, Matthew Caren, among others, provided enough offense through the threeday run. Amsbaugh threw a four-hitter and Darby collected three hits and drove in a run as the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15U all-star team topped Mountain View, 4-1, on Wednesday night to earn a spot in Thursday’s Babe Ruth 15U NorCal State Tournament Championship. Palo Alto dug itself out of the elimination bracket and had to win twice to advance to the Southwest Regional in Surprise, AZ. Darby’s RBI single, plating Stephen Lee, in the top of the fifth snapped a 1-1 tie. Darby later scored on an error. Palo Alto added an unearned run in the sixth after Jack Ryan doubled. Armsbaugh retired 14 of the final 17 batters he faced. He struck out four and walked two. Ryan added a pair of hits. Caren doubled and Darby added a pair of stolen bases for Palo Alto. Caren collected two hits and drove in two runs in Palo Alto’s 6-3 victory over Sonoma on Tuesday. Darby opened the first by reaching base on a fielding error. He stole second and went to

third on Amsbaugh’s single. After Amsbaugh stole second, Caren singled into center to drive in both runners. Palo Alto added three more runs in the second. Michael Gonzalez doubled and eventually scored on a passed ball. Stephen Lee and Ben Gordon each walked and Darby’s infield grounder scored Lee. Amsbaugh added an RBI single. Faure pitched six innings for the victory. He allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. Faure struck out two and walked three. Ryan struck out the side in the side to earn the save. Amsbaugh collected three hits and scored twice for Palo Alto. Faure also had two hits. Pires pitched a complete game and added three hits to help Palo Alto earn a 13-2 victory over Vallejo on Monday. Palo Alto, which collected 17 hits (all singles) in the contest, sent 13 hitters to the plate in the first inning, scoring seven runs on seven hits, two walks and an error. Darby, who also had three hits to go with three stolen bases, led the parade around the bases with a single. Roland Martinez Luna reached on an error and Amsbaugh drove in the first run with a single. (continued on page 47)

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Stanford’s Andrea Lee played for the USA winning side in the Arnold Palmer Cup competition.

Stanford’s Albane Valenzuela won her final match playing for the international team at the Arnold Palmer Cup.


Stanford grad helps Team USA repeat as Arnold Palmer Cup champs Klineman, Howard have fun time on beach in San Francisco who plays at Wake Forest, was the lone golfer to finish with a 4-0 mark.

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at bat in the game either scored a run, got a hit or drove in a run. Pires retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced. He gave up two runs on four hits, strikeing out two and walking one. Contreras, Faure and MartinezLuna each drove in a pair of runs.


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Faure, Pires, Gonzalez, Adrian Contreras, Ben Gordon and Martinez-Luna also drove in runs in the inning. Everyone who got an

having any concerns or doubts, just playing the way we know how.” Flint and Day, who lost to HowBeach volleyball ard and Reeves on Friday, were Stanford grads Brittany Howard business-like in sweeping the and Alix Klineman will have to semifinal. Flint recorded 13 kills, settle for a third-place tie in the 11 digs and two aces while hitting AVP San Francisco Open beach .333. Day had 13 kills, six digs, three blocks and one volleyball tournament, ace while hitting .458. which ended Sunday. Howard recorded 11 Howard and teamkills and had a block mate Kelly Reeves, and hit .242 while seeded eighth, fell to Reeves had five kills, top-seeded Betsi Flint nine digs and an .071 and Emily Day, 21-14, hitting percentage. 21-13, in the semifinals Ledoux and Urango while second-seeded caught fire after beKlineman and teaming knocked into the mate April Ross lost contender’s bracket by to fourth-seeded CaitAlix Klineman Howard and Reeves, lin Ledoux and Genee Urango, 21-19, 21-15, in the other winning three straight to reach the championship. Their comsemifinal. The third-place finish brings bined five aces were a big factor 540 ranking points and a check in the win. Both teams recorded for $7,000. For Howard and 20 kills and were close in digs Reeves, it’s also a career-high (Klineman-Ross with an 11-10 edge) and blocks (Ledoux with finish. “We’ve worked really hard this four to Klineman’s 3). Klineman, last year’s AVP week to iron out some kinks we were running into,” Howard said Rookie of the Year, was returnin Saturday’s post-match inter- ing to action after taking time off view. “Different things that have to rest a cranky shoulder. She and come up. The biggest thing that Ross won an AVP title in Texas we worked on was just trusting earlier this year and both have ourselves and trusting each other experienced much success indoor in the way that we train and not and on the beach. Q Matthew Caren, Faure, Contreras and Gordon each had two hits. Palo Alto fell to Mateo Blue, 4-3, on Sunday. Palo Alto 14-year-old all-stars Currently playing in the NorCal State Tournament in Woodland,

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Rick Eymer tanford golfers Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela each won their individual matches on the final day of the Arnold Palmer Cup at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evain-les-Bains, France last weekend as the U.S. dominated play, winning 18 of 24 singles matches on the day. The Americans won the overall competition, beating the international group, 38.5 to 21.5, and becoming the first team to repeat as Cup champions since the U.S. won in 2010-11. The U.S. also became the first visiting team to win the Cup since 2010, when Team USA topped Team Europe in Northern Ireland. Lee, playing for the United States, beat Alabama signee Jiwon Jeon, out of South Korea via Daytona State, 7&5, and Valenzuela, playing for the International side, topped Alabama senior Lauren Stephenson, 1-up. The U.S. is 12-9-1 in the Palmer Cup, which is a Ryder Cupstyle tournament co-founded by Arnold Palmer and The Golf Coaches Association of America in 1997. This was the first year the competition was expanded beyond Europe. American Emilia Migliaccio,

Stanford’s Brittany Howard reached a career-high by finishing third at the AVP San Francisco Open. the Palo Alto 14U Babe Ruth allstars beat Vallejo, 13-2, earlier in the tournament and had a game scheduled with host Woodland late Wednesday night. Andre Hyrkin had two hits and drove in two runs in the win over Vallejo. Dominic De Feo, Brody

Simison and De’aveon Roberts also drove in two runs each. Danny Peters added two hits and scored four times and Colin Lee drove in a run. Colin Thibault and Peters combined on a five-hitter, striking out seven and walking two. Q • Palo Alto Weekly • July 13, 2018 • Page 47


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