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“At Stanford, the whole team was great at making sure the right things happened for me to have the amazingly good recovery I’ve had so far.” — Brett

Bicyclist Finds New “Roads” to Conquer After Traumatic Brain Injury Brett’s cross-country bicycling trip from Santa Barbara to South Carolina ended abruptly, 1,000 miles short of its final destination. While crossing through Oklahoma, Brett fell, ending his dreams of completing a coast-to-coast charity ride, and nearly ending his life. He was transported by helicopter to the nearest trauma center in Joplin, Missouri, where he spent nine days in a coma. Brett had suffered a subdural hematoma from landing on his head. Blood was pooling on the outside of his brain, causing his brain to swell. To create space and to remove the blood, the trauma team in Joplin removed a part of Brett’s skull. Once he was stabilized, his family requested he be transported to Stanford Hospital, where he could continue to be treated closer to home. “Any patient who suffers a traumatic brain injury who comes into the Stanford system will have some interaction with myself or my colleague in trauma,” said Odette Harris, MD, MPH, neurosurgeon at Stanford Health Care. Brett spent eight days in the ICU, where a team of trauma and brain injury specialists managed his inter-cranial pressure, blood pressure, temperature and seizures to minimize the cascade of secondary injuries that can occur after a traumatic brain injury. “Once we get patients through that period of survival, then we start looking at the period of recovery and rehabilitation,” said Dr. Harris. She wanted him to regain the weight and strength he’d lost after the accident before surgery to repair his skull. He spent six weeks in a rehabilitation unit at Santa Clara Valley Medical.

There, he put on weight, began walking and talking and regained his short-term memory. With his body strong enough for surgery, Brett returned to Stanford. In the first of four surgeries, Dr. Harris used a bone implant to replace the section of his skull that was removed after the accident. Subsequent surgeries were done to manage his surgical wound healing, and to create a skin flap to cover his skull.

Project Recovery An avid cyclist before his accident, Brett made exercise an integral part of his ongoing recovery. He clocked his steps, the miles he rode on his stationary bicycle, his sleep, and shared his daily progress with Dr. Harris, who encouraged his holistic approach to recovery. “I wanted her to know I was committed to doing the physical things necessary to keep my body in shape to recover,” he said. The accident’s impact to the right side of his brain affected his ability to control the left side of his body. He was also experiencing minor seizures. Scheherazade Le, MD, a Stanford Health Care neurologist specializing in epilepsy and seizure disorders, supported him through the neurologic recovery from the traumatic brain injury. “Brett was determined to make exercise a part of his daily routine, and I think that helped

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strengthen his recovery and brain function,” said Dr. Le. He also stays active socially, meeting friends and colleagues for coffee or lunch nearly every day, and sharing his recovery experience with other TBI patients and Stanford neurology and neurosurgery residents. “His story is so inspiring and gives so much hope to me as a doctor and to other patients who need intense neurologic recovery.” “The Stanford environment allows someone like Brett to truly recover in a way that’s tailored to what he needs,” said Dr. Harris. “We’re integrating not only brain injury specialists, but we’re integrating trauma specialists, specialists in orthopedics, specialists in ENT, and plastic surgery. Because of the integrated care we have, Brett has just excelled.” Six years later, Brett remains active. “I really feel like I’ve pulled through it the best I possibly could,” said Brett, who walks between 40 and 70 miles every week. “At Stanford, the whole team was great at making sure the right things happened for me to have the amazingly good recovery I’ve had so far.”

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Arrest in 1970s cold case points to serial killer Charged last year in Stanford Dish murder, John Arthur Getreu arraigned in killing of Janet Ann Taylor by Palo Alto Weekly staff Editor’s note: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence. early six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has led


investigators to accuse him of the 1974 killing of a 21-year-old woman near the Stanford University campus, San Mateo County sheriff’s investigators announced Thursday. John Arthur Getreu, 74, was arraigned Thursday in the death

of Janet Ann Taylor, whose body was found by a delivery driver on March 25, 1974, off the side of Sand Hill Road near Manzanita Road, property owned by Stanford west of Interstate 280. Taylor, the daughter of former Stanford Athletic Director Chuck

Taylor, had been strangled. She was barefoot and her purse could not be found at the scene, according to a 1974 article in the Stanford Daily. Police later found her raincoat, belt and shoes strewn at intervals along Sand Hill. Though the coroner determined that she had not been raped, “evidence clearly indicates a sexual motivation for the crime,” Assistant Sheriff Gregory Rothaus said at a press

conference Thursday morning. The evening of March 24, Taylor, who had just started a job in Palo Alto the week before, was hitchhiking home to La Honda from a friend’s house on the Stanford campus, the Stanford Daily article stated. The last time anyone saw her she was near Junipero Serra Boulevard at around 7:05 p.m. (continued on page 8)


Simitian blamed for derailing deal Stanford asks to ‘pause’ its $138 million offer to Palo Alto Unified by Elena Kadvany

would require seizures of property and would cost far more than any other alternative on the table. Much like at the April meeting, Councilman Greg Tanaka lobbied hard on Monday in favor of keeping the tunnel in play and called the option a “multigeneration decision” that will have an impact for more than 100 years. He also accused staff and consultants of “bias” in their depiction of the tunnel’s costs and impacts and challenged the engineering studies that suggested

hree Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford University related to its proposed campus expansion, voicing disappointment that a deal they had celebrated a month ago is no longer moving forward. Moments later, the two board members who had recused themselves from the vote because their spouses work at Stanford returned to the dais to comment on the agreement, one levying sharp criticisms at Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian for his role in the fallout. Ken Dauber said that Simitian “killed” the district’s tentative agreement with Stanford, which would have provided Palo Alto Unified with $138 million over 40 years to offset the burden of additional students in new Stanford housing who would enroll in the district. The April 15 public announcement of the agreement, which was conditioned on the approval of a development agreement between the county and Stanford, prompted Simitian to suspend development-agreement negotiations. Simitian called the district’s proposed deal with the university “regrettable,” saying that Stanford would use it as a bargaining chip in talks with the county — talks meant to decide on benefits and concessions that Stanford would

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Caltrain commuters head up a ramp to catch a train at the California Avenue Caltrain station on May 15 as a series of rain showers begin. Wet weather is expected throughout the weekend.


It’s the end of the line for citywide train-tunnel idea Once-popular option succumbs to financial and engineering challenges by Gennady Sheyner fter nearly a decade of dreaming, debating and designing, Palo Alto’s bid to build a train tunnel from the north end of the city to the south came to a screeching halt Monday night. In an unexpected move, the City Council voted 4-1 to eliminate from consideration what has been the most popular, the most expensive, and — in the opinion of most


council members — most unrealistic alternative for separating the railroad tracks from city’s streets where they intersect: a tunnel that would start near Channing Avenue and stretch south toward San Antonio Road. The option, which carries an estimated price tag of between $2.5 billion and $3.8 billion, is one of six that the council has been

considering as part of its plan for “grade separation,” the redesign of four rail crossings. (The option to build a shorter tunnel, from Oregon Expressway south to the Mountain View border, remains in play.) The council’s decision came just three weeks after a divided council debated the idea of further studying the tunnel and ultimately failed to reach the four votes needed for a decision. The April 22 stalemate meant that the tunnel would stay in consideration, despite recent studies indicating that the option • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 5

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Around Town OUTSMARTED... Palo Alto High School teacher Trevor Crowell fell short on Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeopardy!â&#x20AC;? Teachers Tournament, where incorrect answers, including missing the final clue, cost him a spot in the finals. His knowledge of local figures proved useful in the first round when he was presented with this question under the colleges and universities category: â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Steinbeck studied marine biology at this private California school on and off from 1919-1925, but never got a degree.â&#x20AC;? (Answer: Stanford.) He racked up more errors as the competition entered the second round. In a category about medical conditions, he was given this clue: â&#x20AC;&#x153;One more reason to monitor this substance in your diet: It can build up & cause strawberry gallbladder.â&#x20AC;? Crowell said sugar, but the correct answer was cholesterol. Another mistake came through a Daily Double question on which William Shakespeare play had the future Henry VII declare â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will unite the white rose and the red.â&#x20AC;? Crowell said King Lear, but the correct answer was Richard III. Going into the Final Jeopardy round in second place with $10,600, he took a risk and wagered all but $100. The clue on Americana got the best of him (and his fellow competitors): â&#x20AC;&#x153;John and Priscilla Alden lie in the USAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest maintained cemetery, which like a poem about the couple, is named for this person.â&#x20AC;? The Paly teacher said Arlington, but the correct answer was Miles Standish. STRONG WORDS ... With no noticeable hint of irony, the Palo Alto City Council approved on Monday a special proclamation honoring â&#x20AC;&#x153;Affordable Housing Week.â&#x20AC;? Read by Mayor Eric Filseth, the proclamation calls affordable housing â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the cornerstones of democracy.â&#x20AC;? It also calls upon the entire community to â&#x20AC;&#x153;recognize the successful efforts of the City of Palo Alto and its dedicated partners who seek to improve access to affordable housing opportunities in Palo Alto and our neighboring communities.â&#x20AC;? The resolution does not mention the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistent failure to meet regional housing allocations for affordable housing, the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staunch opposition to Senate Bill 50, which would

loosen development standards for housing near jobs and transit, or the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 referendum that shot down a housing development that included 60 apartments for low-income seniors as 12 singlefamily homes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a referendum that was supported by Filseth, Tom DuBois and Lydia Kou (all of whom subsequently joined the council). It also makes no allusions to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current goal of building about 300 housing units annually, a target that the city came nowhere close to meeting last year. That said, the city has some modest victories. In January, the City Council approved a 59-unit apartment complex for low-income and disabled residents at 3705 El Camino Real â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first affordable-housing project in seven years. Next month, the council is scheduled to also approve $10 million for this project. Sheryl Klein, board chair at the nonprofit Palo Alto Housing, highlighted on Monday the magnitude of the problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too many of our friends, neighbors and residents have been left behind in this economic boon and lost their housing. ... So I encourage you to do all you can to help expedite the creation of affordable housing,â&#x20AC;? she said. EMBRACING HISTORY ... Palo Alto found itself in the spotlight through C-SPAN, which televised a special feature on the famous city on May 4-5 as part of its Cities Tour. Producers recorded the local segments on March 7-13. They had a plethora of people and places to focus on, given the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impact on academia, technology, architecture and more. In the end, they conducted interviews on architect Joseph Eichlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature homes, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll connections, Hewlett-Packard Garage, the giant redwood El Palo Alto that gave the city its name, Stanford Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hoover Tower, Stanford Stock Farm, the Leland and Jane Stanford Collection, Silicon Valley archives and the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. They also sat down with several authors, some with Stanford connections, who focused on either Silicon Valley icons or explained how the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archives helped them produce their book. To view the networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s videos on Palo Alto, visit Q


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Palo Alto school board member Ken Dauber, second from left, expresses disappointment during the board’s May 14 meeting about the suspension of a $138 million deal between Stanford University and the Palo Alto Unified School District. Other board members — from left, Shounak Dharap, Melissa Baten Caswell, Todd Collins, Jennifer DiBrienza — listen, along with Superintendent Don Austin. agreement. The timing raised questions about the transparency (continued from page 5) of the board meetings that had led up to that announcement. provide in exchange for the counDauber defended the district’s ty’s approval of the university’s actions on Tuesday, insisting that permit to expand development on the ground rules permit an agreecampus. ment, like the one struck, after “What we’re faced with now is, April 15. in what purports to be an agree“The district took great care to ment, is a pretty explicit threat: If observe those ground rules,” he you don’t back off on expectations said. of traffic mitigations and openSimitian declined to state space protections, we whether the county or won’t honor our comStanford had suggested mitment that we made to extending the April the school kids in Palo 15 deadline for negoAlto. That’s not a goodtiations. Developmentfaith effort,” Simitian agreement talks had not said on April 16. yet begun because the But Dauber criticized county’s full conditions that characterization. of approval for Stan“I was astonished ford’s application have when Supervisor Sinot been released. Ken Dauber mitian, instead of proDauber criticized the ceeding with that negotiation to Weekly for creating the imprestry to secure those benefits for sion in a recent news article and the community, decided instead editorial that the board had violatto kill this agreement,” Dauber ed the ground rules and Califorsaid. “If the end result is that our nia open-meeting law the Brown students get less, then I think Su- Act in reaching the agreement pervisor Simitian will inevitably with Stanford before the deadbe blamed — and properly, in my line. From January through April opinion.” 16, the board held several closedWhen asked to respond to session discussions, labeling them Dauber’s comments, Simitian as anticipated litigation related to said, “I’m sure we all want the the “Stanford University General best outcome for the kids in this Use Permit Environmental Impact district.” Report.” Much of the conflict over the Board members have insisted agreement hangs on four pages of that this language was permissible ground rules agreed to by Stan- given they had considered suing the ford and the county for devel- county over its environmental-imopment-agreement negotiations pact report on Stanford’s applica(which had not yet started by the tion. Stanford would have been an time Simitian halted them). The rules allowed Stanford to talk with the district or other third parties but prohibited the university from “engaging in discussions resulting in a deal ... that would be presented as a proposal during the negotiations period,” which was set to end on April 15 — the day Give blood for life! the school district and Stanford issued press releases detailing their


“interested party” in the potential litigation against the county, and the district’s deal with Stanford was in fact a “settlement agreement,” board members have said. Emails released to the Weekly under a Public Records Act, however, indicate the board discussed the tentative Stanford agreement in substance in a special meeting closed to the public on April 10. Superintendent Don Austin sent board members a draft agreement on April 9 in preparation for the meeting, writing, “Our plan is to go through the agreement tomorrow to gather your feedback and insights.” Talks between the district and Stanford had broken down for most of the last year, but they had agreed to return to the table in early March for confidential negotiations, which took place over March 28 and 29. Dauber made his comments on Tuesday in spite of recusing himself from deliberations on the topic on prior occasions. He at first recused himself from previous general-use permit discussions until last summer, when Collins sought advice from the California

Fair Political Practices CommisStanford’s request to withdraw sion (FPPC), which said it was ap- its agreement with the district propriate for them to participate. came on the heels of the universiDauber then recused himself ty asking the Santa Clara County from the board’s April 10 and 16 Planning Commission on May 9 meetings on the permit applica- to postpone three upcoming heartion because, he said in previous ings on the permit application, citinterviews, discussions shifted ing concerns about the feasibility into direct negotiations with of conditions of approval that will Stanford rather than the county be imposed on the application; the over its environmentaldraft of those conditions impact report. Collins was released by the recused himself from county in March. The the board’s April 16 county responded on special meeting for the May 10, however, that it same reasons. is still moving forward Because his colwith these hearings, leagues voted to suswhich start on May 30 pend action on the in Palo Alto. agreement with StanIn previous interford on Tuesday, Dauber views, Simitian said Joe Simitian said he reasoned that he that he and Supervisor was again allowed to participate. Cindy Chavez, who were on the Collins said Tuesday he agreed county’s development-agreement with Dauber’s overall comments negotiations committee, met with and added briefly that the district Stanford President Marc Tessierhas done an “exceptionally” good Lavigne and Vice President Bob job at focusing on serving current Reidy in early May and told them and future students. that the county would be willing “We can’t afford to get tired or to reopen talks if the negotiaget distracted. We have done a tions are open to the public and good job of establishing our need if Stanford guarantees the same and done a good job of establish- benefits to the Palo Alto school ing with Stanford that they need district that had been in the side to meet our needs,” he said. agreement. Several days later, SiAustin said he was heartened to mitian said, Tessier-Lavigne and see a Stanford spokesperson quot- Reidy responded that they wished ed in a May 12 Stanford Daily ar- the negotiations to be in private ticle stating the university’s com- and proposed lesser benefits to mitment to “providing PAUSD the district, which Simitian said with the benefits in our condi- would be unacceptable. tional agreement” through the Jade Chao, the president of the development-agreement process. Palo Alto Council of PTAs, which “I thought that was a pretty bold helped organize much of the pubstatement to put in the paper,” lic advocacy on the general-use Austin said. “I’m confident Stan- permit, told the school board ford is going to honor the work Tuesday that she and other parents that we did together in good faith.” were “terribly disappointed” that Board member Shounak the agreement has been suspendDharap said he didn’t see “any ed and that they will continue to other option but to support this press Stanford for full mitigation tentative agreement” given that of its impacts. the district’s pleas for funding She urged the board to focus not from Stanford fell on deaf ears on the politics of the moment but for most of the last year. the reasons that brought the dis“If that meant Stanford was go- trict to this point. ing to be able to use us as leverage “Whatever is happening in the against the county then I’m sorry, background or the foreground, on but, again, it’s better in my opin- the front burner or the back burnion to have at least some assuranc- er, please, please, just remember es or potential assurances for what our kids,” she said, “now and in we can give our students than to the years to come.” Q Staff Writer Elena Kadvany have a vague promise of really nothing, of some unenumerated can be emailed at ekadvany@ benefits in the future,” he said.

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Upfront further evaluation, Santa Clara County sheriff’s officials said at (continued from page 5) time. The Virginia-based DNA techGetreu is the same man who nology company developed a prowas arrested Nov. 20, 2018, for the file based on the sample and sent murder of Leslie Marie Perlov, a it to a public genetic genealogy Stanford University database that matched graduate who was last it with Getreu based seen on Feb. 13, 1973, on the DNA of his and found dead three relatives. days later under an oak Investigators obtree in an area known tained DNA samples now known as The from Getreu, and on Dish. She, too, had been Nov. 9, 2018, the lab strangled. matched Getreu’s DNA Getreu has yet to enwith DNA gathered ter a plea in that case. from the Perlov crime Investigators had long scene. Janet Taylor suspected that the same According to the lab person had killed Perlov and Tay- report, “The probability that a ranlor, whose bodies were found less dom, unrelated individual could be than a mile apart. included as a possible contributor “The suspect’s MO was very to this deduced profile was apsimilar, and both victims were last proximately 1 (in) 65 septillion.” seen leaving the Stanford UniverAfter Getreu’s arrest last year, sity campus area before San Mateo County hotheir murders,” Rothaus micide detectives David said. Tresmontan and Rick In pursuing the killer Jackson doubled down or killers, cold-case inon Taylor’s case. They vestigators from both told the Weekly they San Mateo and Santa had inherited the case Clara counties last year from another investisubmitted evidence gator who was retiring. from the two crimes to She specifically asked their respective crime them to reopen the case. labs for DNA analysis. “I hope you can solve John Getreu Santa Clara County’s it,” Jackson recalled she lab found male DNA on Perlov’s said. items. That sample was then sent Tresmontan and Jackson subin July to Parabon NanoLab for mitted additional evidence to their


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crime lab. This time, DNA was found on an article of Taylor’s clothing, and that DNA matched Getreu’s. “I’ve worked homicides for 30 years. When you get that call, it gives you goosebumps,” Jackson said. The sheriff’s office sent its case against Getreu to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office on May 10 and subsequently an arrest warrant was issued for Getreu, who was transferred to San Mateo County jail for Thursday’s arraignment. Asked if Getreu had any known connection with Taylor, Rothaus said investigators don’t think he knew her but believe he did offer her a ride, a suspicion that earlier investigators also held. According to the Stanford Daily article, police said a witness saw a “nervous” man standing next to a white 1964 Pontiac Catalina at about 12:15 a.m. March 25, not far from the spot where Taylor’s body was later found. The witness reportedly stopped and asked the man if he was having car problems, but he said he wasn’t, and the witness drove away.

What’s known of Getreu’s past

Rothaus stated that Getreu has a criminal history, having been found guilty of two previous rapes and one murder as a young man. Getreu was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the

Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to hear a presentation from Gunn High School BEAM students; appoint members to the Human Relations Commission, the Library Advisory Commission, the Utilities Advisory Commission and the Storm Water Management Oversight Committee; consider zoning change to accommodate a 64-unit proposal for 788796 San Antonio Road; consider a resolution amending the agreement between the city and the CalPERS board of administration; and discuss airplane noise and its impacts on the community. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to continue its review of the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. It is scheduled to review the proposed Municipal Fee Schedule, the Public Works Department, Police Department, Fire Department, Community Services Department and Library Department budgets, The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

1963 rape and murder of a 16-yearold girl while living in Germany with his father, a U.S. Army officer, according to The Newark Advocate newspaper in Ohio, where the Getreus once lived. The girl was the daughter of the chaplain of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division. “I am deeply sorry for her parents, and if I could do something to bring her back, I would do it,” a 19-year-old Getreu said in court. Because he was a foreigner and considered a juvenile under German law, the court said that he could be released on parole after serving two years and allowed to

return to the United States, the 1964 article stated. By 1972, Getreu was employed as a security guard by California Plant Protection Services of Palo Alto. That August, he was credited with having chased off potential arsonists at a Redwood City industrial plant, according to an article in the San Mateo Times. The Redwood City fire inspector told the Times that Getreu claimed he’d arrived at the plant at 10 p.m. and found an open door and kerosene poured on a pile of (continued on page 10)




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of Palo Alto government action this week

City Council (May 13)

Board of Education (May 14)

Budget: The committee recommended approving the proposed fiscal year 2020 budgets for the Utilities Department’s Electric Fund, Gas Fund and Fiber Fund. It also approved the budgets for the Department of Planning and Community Environment and Office of Transportation. Yes: Unanimous

Architectural Review Board (May 16)

567 Homer Ave.: The board requested that the applicant of the project at 567 Homer Ave. resolve the following issues prior to submitting a formal application to demolish an 1,292-square-foot residential building and construct a three-story, three-unit residential building at the site: reduce the third-story massing to better fit in with the neighborhood; reduce privacy impacts; provide sufficient native landscaping; and ensure circulation is well thought out for ease of use by future residents.

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Local investigators believe they have finally solved three out of four cold-case murders that took place in the Stanford University area in 1973 and 1974. Within the last 11 months, DNA evidence has led them to identify two suspects, one of whom committed suicide before he could be taken into custody. The second man, John Arthur Getreu, has been charged in two murders. the “spunky, fun-loving youngest of three children.” “Janet lived life with enthusiasm and courage. ... She added much laughter and joy to our family,” their statement read. “We can’t ever know all that we missed, but whatever she pursued, Janet would have served others with passion and kindness.”

Getreu is being held on $10 million bail. He was to be returned to Santa Clara County’s custody Thursday for continued prosecution in the Perlov case. Anyone with information on the case or Getreu is asked to call the sheriff’s office anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700. Q

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Council Finance Committee (May 15)

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Homework: The board heard an update on Gunn High School’s efforts to reduce homework loads. Action: None PAEA agreement: The board approved a three-year contract with the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA). Action: Unanimous PAMA MOU: The board approved a five-year memorandum of understanding with the Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA), including financial terms for a compensation increase. Action: Unanimous GUP agreement: The board accepted a request from Stanford University to suspend action on a tentative mitigation agreement they had negotiated related to the university’s general use permit. Yes: Baten Caswell, Dharap, DiBrienza Recused: Collins, Dauber Bond issue: The board waived its two-meeting rule (4-1, Baten Caswell dissenting) and approved a resolution to issue bonds for Measure Z. Action: Unanimous



Caltrain: The council heard a presentation on Caltrain’s business plan. Action: None Parking: The council discussed recommendations for changing the city’s Residential Preferential Parking programs and supported initiating a new parking program in a section of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood. Yes: Unanimous Rail: The council voted to eliminate the citywide tunnel from consideration as a preferred alternative for grade separation. Yes: Cormack, DuBois, Fine, Kou No: Tanaka Recused: Filseth, Kniss

paper and several wooden matches on the floor. Desks and cabinets had also been rifled through, the inspector said, but nothing of value had been taken, the article stated. The three teens that Getreu said he’d scared away were never found. He was also found guilty in 1975 of raping a Santa Clara County woman. Rothaus said Thursday that investigators have contacted other law enforcement agencies in the areas where Getreu has lived in case he might be a person of interest in those jurisdictions’ unsolved cases. Tresmontan and Jackson have spoken to Taylor’s family and former boyfriend. “The family was very surprised that we were even looking at the case,” Jackson said. Tresmontan said he has spoken with Taylor’s former boyfriend on three occasions since solving the case. “Each time he was quite emotional, even 45 years later, and is very appreciative,” he said. Taylor’s family issued a statement released by the sheriff’s office Thursday, thanking law enforcement officers for working “diligently (and) meticulously” to break the case. The Taylors recalled Janet as


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that the tunnel would require about 100 feet of width. But unlike at the April meeting, when Councilwoman Lydia Kou joined Tanaka in ensuring that the shorthanded council didn’t have the four votes it needed to eliminate the option (Mayor Eric Filseth and Councilwoman Liz Kniss were both recused because they own property near the tracks), on Monday Kou sided with the other three council members: Alison Cormack, Tom DuBois and Vice Mayor Adrian Fine. All three had argued at the prior meeting — and again on Monday — that the tunnel idea, while appealing to many citizens, is simply unrealistic. Cormack said Monday that she supports eliminating the citywide tunnel because of its high cost and its impact on neighboring properties. An analysis by Aecom, the city’s consultant, indicated that the city would need to acquire dozens of residential properties just east of the rail corridor to construct temporary “shoofly tracks,” which Caltrain would use while the tunnels were being constructed. Several residents told the council that it’s time to pull the plug on the option, which became popular about a decade ago, when the city began bracing for the prospect of high-speed rail, a state project that has since been

dogged by insufficient parking and flagging political support. Even with high-speed rail in limbo, the council remains focused on grade separations to accommodate the projected increase in Caltrain service. “For a city of 67,000, to acquire $2 billion to $4 billion in debt would be an act of epic irresponsibility,” resident Carolyn Schmarzo said. She noted that if the city were to launch a GoFundMe site for the project, every resident would have to chip in $58,000. Rob Levitsky, who lives in Professorville, similarly urged the council to nix the option. The city, he said, has neither the expertise or the funding to implement a tunnel. The project, he noted, is riddled with engineering challenges, including the need to get Caltrain’s permission to construct the tunnel at 2% grade (which would require an exemption from Caltrain’s standard of 1% grade) and the need for the new tunnel to cross Matadero and Adobe creeks. “Accordingly, I believe it’s time to say goodbye to the tunnel and remove it as an option,” Levitsky said. Not everyone was convinced that it’s time to bury the idea. Stephen Rosenblum, who lives close to the California Avenue Caltrain station, echoed Tanaka’s charge that the analysis presented to the council was “biased” against the tunnel, which staff

had previously deemed financially infeasible. Resident Davina Brown also urged the council not to eliminate the tunnel option. “I commend you for keeping all the options on the table and I sincerely hope you consider the future of Palo Alto, not just the costs today,” Brown said. Kou questioned Aecom’s cost projections and pointed to the Central Subway tunnel project in San Francisco, which has a price tag of $1.6 billion. (Fine countered that this project, unlike Palo Alto’s grade separation bid, is a new subway project and, as such, does not require the disruptive and expensive construction of shoofly tracks.) Tanaka, for his part, challenged nearly every assumption that Aecom’s engineers had made in their analysis, including the width of each of the two tunnels bores and the space that would be required between them. The analysis indicated that the trench that would need to be constructed to accommodate the tunnel boring machine would need to be about 100 feet wide and 44 feet deep. This, according to the consultants, would accommodate the two bores (each of which would be 34 feet in diameter) plus the space between the bores and space outside the bores. Tanaka argued that the tunnels’ impacts could be significantly reduced if the option takes up less space. He disputed the engineers’

idea that it would require 100 feet of width and said he’s seen pictures of tunnels in which the bores were separated by about 5 feet of space, far less than the 15 feet the engineers said would be required. City Manager Ed Shikada, himself an engineer, countered that the space is needed to “ensure you have stable positioning” and to keep the two tunnels from interacting and interfering with one another. Tanaka did not buy any of the explanations, calling them “incredibly biased,” and argued that the council needs more information and a vote by the broader public before it could make a decision on the tunnel. “We know it’s something the community wants, and yet some of the basic facts that determine the costs of the projects are not known at this point,” Tanaka said. Kou also requested more information about the project, including a more detailed breakdown of the various costs that comprise the consultant’s overall estimate. Ultimately, however, Kou sided with the majority, a shift that seemed to catch most of her colleagues by surprise. At the end of the long discussion, which was dominated by Tanaka, the council at first voted to merely rename the tunnel option. Long referred to as a “citywide tunnel,” the council decided to refine the definition to specify that the tunnel would start near Channing Avenue (to avoid

reconstructing the downtown Caltrain station and interfering with San Francisquito Creek) and end at the city’s southern border. The council unanimously supported that option, as well as the idea of making public the city’s cost estimates and technical assumptions about the citywide tunnel. After that motion passed, seemingly ending the discussion, Councilman Tom DuBois made a separate motion to eliminate the ambitious tunnel option altogether. That’s when Kou joined DuBois, Cormack and Fine and effectively killed the tunnel by a 4-1 vote, with Tanaka dissenting. Even with the vote, the council is still exploring the idea of constructing a shorter tunnel — one that would stretch from south of Oregon Expressway to the city’s southernmost border. Other options on the table are: a viaduct at Churchill Avenue; the closure of Churchill to traffic; a viaduct at the two southernmost crossings, East Meadow Drive and Charleston Road; a trench at East Meadow and Charleston; and a “hybrid” option that combines raised tracks and lowered roads at these two crossings. The council has a fall deadline for making a final decision on its preferred rail reconfiguration designs. Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@ • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 13


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Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020 Senate committee makes SB 50 a ‘two year’ bill, pushing vote until next January by Gennady Sheyner tate Senate Bill 50, a contentious proposal to encourage more housing near busy transit lines and hubs and that stirred intense opposition on the Peninsula, suffered a stinging setback Thursday, when the chair of the state Senate Appropriations Committee announced that he will not be bringing the bill up for a hearing until at least early 2020. While the announcement by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, does not kill SB 50, it ensures that the Legislature will not take up the bill this year. Now a “two year” bill, SB 50 will be eligible for a vote next January.


The decision comes just weeks after SB 50 scored several victories at the committee level, with the Housing Committee and the Finance and Government Committee each voting last month to advance the legislation (in both cases, the bill passed overwhelmingly, with just one dissenting vote). Authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, the bill also has undergone significant changes in recent weeks. On April 24, Wiener merged his bill with another proposed bill, Senate Bill 4, to create a two-tiered system with different requirements for counties that have fewer than 600,000 residents.

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While the changes have helped Wiener pick up political support in Sacramento, the bill continued to face significant opposition at the local level in various pockets of the state. The Palo Alto City Council last month took a position against the bill, which would have loosened height regulations and parking requirements in areas within half a mile of transit hubs, including in single-family neighborhoods. Under the bill, three- and fourstory buildings would be allowed in these areas. In addition, the bill would loosen density regulations throughout “jobs rich” cities like Palo Alto (though height limits would continue to apply outside the transit-busy areas). Various mayors and city councils have attacked the legislation as a “one-size-fits-all approach” to tackling the housing crisis and an attack on local authority. Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth dedicated most of his “State of the City” speech in March to criticizing SB 50, and Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller has taken a public position against the bill. Last month, Palo Alto submitted a letter to its Sacramento representatives declaring its opposition to the bill. “The proposal to render cities unable to regulate parking, density and height, as examples, strike at the ability of local governments to not only define the nature of their communities but also fails to acknowledge individual situations where these regulations are necessary to avoid spillover impacts on surrounding neighborhoods,” Palo Alto’s letter states. East Palo Alto officials, by contrast, have been more sanguine about SB 50. At a joint meeting earlier this month with Palo Alto and Menlo Park city councils, several East Palo Alto council members stressed the need to address the state housing shortage and challenged cities that oppose SB 50 to present their own alternatives to the legislation. “It’s really going to take the political will of California to pause for a second and to relinquish the concept of local control for this housing/transportation crisis that we’re in,” East Palo Alto Councilman Larry Moody said at the May 6 meeting. In a statement, Wiener said that while he is “deeply disappointed” that the bill will be postponed, he and other supporters of SB 50 are “100% committed to moving the legislation forward.” Wiener pointed to California’s housing shortage, which is estimated at 3.5 million homes — equal to the combined housing shortage of the other 49 states. The status quo, he said, isn’t working. “We need to do things differently when it comes to housing,” Wiener said in a statement. “We’re either serious about solving this crisis or we aren’t. At some point, we will need to make the hard political choices necessary for California to have a bright housing future.” Q Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@

News Digest City prepares to revamp parking programs

Seeking to bring some stability, simplicity and sanity to the city’s complex patchwork of residential parking programs, the Palo Alto City Council embraced on Monday a new report that urges significant reforms. The report, developed by transportation consultant Wayne Tanda, recommends 35 actions for the council, city staff and the broader community to revamp the city’s existing system of Residential Preferential Parking (RPP) programs, which create parking restrictions on neighborhood streets for cars without permits. The report also recommends moving ahead with a new parking program in a section of Old Palo Alto, near the California Avenue Caltrain station. The report’s recommendations include creating a comprehensive parking management system to consolidate the five existing RPP programs; adding staffing to the city’s overburdened parking operation and adopting “parking availability standards” to help gauge the success of each program. Tanda also recommended creating a new website for all parking programs and raising permit prices for employees so that they would have an incentive to park in garages rather than on neighborhood streets. The council unanimously accepted the report and directed staff to develop a work plan to implement Tanda’s recommendations, which they hope will make the programs more user-friendly and easier to administer. Q —Gennady Sheyner

Caltrain could disrupt rail redesign

For years, Palo Alto leaders have insisted that the city must come up with a plan to separate the railroad tracks from crossing streets to accommodate an expected surge in Caltrain riders. But as Caltrain moves closer to adopting its own growth plan, the agency is considering two concepts that could require the construction of four tracks over a large section of Palo Alto — a project that could significantly disrupt local plans for what’s known as “grade separation.” Caltrain’s business plan, which aims to guide the rail system’s evolution between now and 2040, projects a significant spike in ridership, fueled by the agency’s pending electrification project (which will boost the number of trains) and its planned expansion to downtown San Francisco. The two projects are predicted to boost the ridership numbers from the current level of 62,000 daily riders, to 161,000 in the “baseline” scenario, 185,000 in the “moderate-growth” scenario and to 207,000 in the “high growth” scenario. While the baseline scenario wouldn’t require any major infrastructure upgrades in the Palo Alto area (aside from Caltrain’s pending electrification project), the other two scenarios would each require additional tracks to be built either in Palo Alto or elsewhere in northern Santa Clara County, Caltrain’s senior policy adviser Sebastian Petty told the City Council on Monday during a study session on the business plan. Q —Gennady Sheyner

Teachers, senior managers to get 2% raise

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved 2% raises for its teachers union and senior managers on Tuesday night. The three-year labor agreement with the Palo Alto Educators Association provides an ongoing 2% raise — though compensation will be renegotiated each year — and a 2% one-time bonus this year. This year’s raise, effective retroactive to Jan. 7, 2019, will cost the district $1.2 million and $2.4 million in each of the following years. The off-schedule 2% bonus is based on employees’ salaries after the raise is applied and will cost the district $2.4 million. The new agreement replaces the expired collective bargaining agreement, which was thought to be the district’s first-ever multiyear union contract and heralded at the time as a successful change for Palo Alto Unified and its bargaining units. Then, senior leadership’s failure to formally notify the teachers and employee unions that the district planned to exercise its option to reopen negotiations, as required by the contracts, with the intent of canceling a 3% raise in the face of budget cuts, cost the district $4.4 million in unbudgeted raises. By also approving a revised memorandum of understanding with the Palo Alto Management Association (PAMA) on Tuesday, the board has now tied salary increases for senior administrators to those negotiated with the teachers union for the next five years. (The memorandum does not apply to members of the district’s executive cabinet: the superintendent, assistant superintendent, deputy superintendent and chief business officer.) Q — Elena Kadvany

Pulse A weekly compendium of vital statistics

Donna Goodheart Krupp May 29, 1921 - April 18, 2019 Donna Goodheart Krupp, born May 29, 1921 in San Francisco, a Portola Valley resident for 48 years, died peacefully at home on April 18. PA I D




May 1-May 14

Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Elder abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle related Auto burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Abandoned bicycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . 6 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . 8 Vehicle accident/prop damage. . . . . . 11 Vehicle accident/no injury. . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Alcohol or drug related Drinking in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Driving under influence . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Possession of paraphernalia . . . . . . . . 4 Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Miscellaneous Animal call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Psychiatric subject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . 6 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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May 1-May 14

Violence related Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Elder abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


University Avenue, 5/1, 12:46 p.m.; elder abuse. 900 Quarry Road, 5/2, 11:06 a.m.; battery. El Camino Real, 5/2, 11:45 p.m.; domestic violence. East Charleston Road, 5/6, 1:13 p.m.; elder abuse. Oregon Expressway, 5/8, 6:54 p.m.; child abuse. 2701 Middlefield Road, 5/11, 11:45 a.m.; robbery. Roble Ridge, 5/11, 1:55 p.m.; domestic violence.

Menlo Park

1300 block Willow Road, 5/2, 11:44 a.m.; battery. 1800 block El Camino Real, 5/4, 11:06 p.m.; battery. 1300 block Willow Road, 5/7, 7:27 a.m.; battery. 1200 block Crane St., 5/9, 10:28 a.m.; elder abuse. 100 block Terminal Ave., 5/10, 12:19 p.m.; domestic violence. 1100 block Berkeley Ave., 5/10, 2:18 p.m.; battery. 1300 block Mills St., 5/10, 5:46 p.m.; battery.


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Dolores Piazza, 94, died on May 4 in Palo Alto. She was the wife of the late founder of Piazza’s Fine Foods, John Piazza. She was born in San Francisco and grew up in the city until 1963. She and her husband met at Balboa High School in 1939. The high school sweethearts wed in 1946, after John returned from World War II, and were married for 66 years. In 1963, she and her husband moved their family to Palo Alto to embark on a new life in the south Bay Area. She was excited to move to Palo Alto because it was so beautiful and quiet compared to the city. Her family recalls her spirit of hospitality, welcoming everyone to her home. She always had a hot, homemade meal prepared for family and friends. She took the Piazza family recipes and added her own personal touch. Spending time with her three sons, their wives, grandchildren and great grandchildren was her true joy. She especially loved making Italian cookies during the holidays with her grandchildren. She did not have siblings, so she always considered her husband’s brothers and sisters and their spouses as her own. She was proud to be a member of the Piazza family for almost 80 years. She took pride in dressing impeccably “to the nines” every day, her family recalls. She was the ultimate perfectionist with a warm, gracious and kindhearted nature. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, William and Berniece Andrus; in-laws, Anthony and Francis Piazza, Nicholas and Teresa Piazza, Rose and Dan Danna, Santina and James Polando and Josephine and Rocco Lombardi. She is survived by her sons, John Piazza III (Diana), Gary Piazza (Virginia) and Rick Piazza (Melisa); nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her family remembers her as an exceptional wife, mother, nana, great-nana and friend. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto. Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford or the American Heart Association.


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A new parking effort Yet another study grapples with a system that is driving staff to leave

ach time a study or staff report is prepared to try and address the multiple problems with the parking challenges facing Palo Alto residents, employers, employees and visitors alike, the solutions seem more elusive. But at least the latest report, prepared by a consultant whose work follows another consultant’s effort just two years ago, makes clear that if the city does not invest the resources necessary to properly staff, simplify and manage its complex system of residential preferential parking (RPP) districts, the whole program is in danger of collapse. On that, we agree. Here is how the report describes the current state of the city’s RPP program: “For residents who still find their street occupied by parked vehicles, the system seems ineffective. For employers unable to obtain permits, the system seems flawed. For visitors who are not familiar with the city’s zones, the system is perplexing. And for staff responsible for the administration of parking services, the workload of the RPP program is, at times, overwhelming.” With more than a quarter of the city’s households currently in one of our five RPP districts and with two applications for new districts pending, this may be the city program with the most direct and regular interaction with individual residents, employers and employees. Almost 8,000 households and 1,000 employees have permits entitling them to park without time limits in a specific zone within an RPP district. Each of the five districts — downtown, Crescent Park, Southgate, Evergreen Park-Mayfield and College Terrace — has different rules and pricing, and in the case of downtown, Southgate and Evergreen Park-Mayfield, employees are also entitled to limited numbers of neighborhood parking permits. That’s in addition to the traditional permit system for employees wanting to buy permits to park in city’s lots and garages. With the best of intentions, over the last 10 years the city has tried to meet the needs and desires of residents and employees by crafting unique policies for each of these areas. That has left an understaffed transportation staff barely treading water in a morass of confusing and sometimes illogical policies and a bad online system that makes good customer service almost impossible to achieve. Unfortunately, other priorities and staff shortages allowed the excellent 2017 study — focusing on downtown parking strategies — to languish after the Planning and Transportation Commission decided to largely reject its recommendations and have staff develop an alternative. That study was spot-on, in our opinion, and focused on installing high-tech parking meters now common in other cities and a dynamic pricing model that would eliminate the incentives for employees to game the system by moving their cars every two hours. The new report takes a broader look at the operation of all five RPP districts. It also looks at the need to set “parking availability standards” that would determine how many employee permits should be issued in the downtown and California Avenue residential areas to achieve an appropriate number of open parking spaces during peak hours for residents. It also recommends standardizing the fees across the various districts and providing for automatic renewals for employee permits to avoid the current chaos of six-month renewal cycles. Unfortunately, this new report is vulnerable to the same fate as the 2017 report — failure due to the lack of stable and adequate staff resources. It calls for extensive outreach to residents and the business community and the establishment of a working group to seek consensus on how to balance the interests of residents and employees, but to be successful that will requires strong leadership and support from the top — and adequate staffing. The City Council was united Monday night in supporting the recommendations in the report and, as it did two years ago after the previous report, directed the staff to develop a work plan to implement them. Only this time it agreed to add the necessary staff to the budget, as urged by City Manager Ed Shikada. Today’s RPP system, with all its administrative flaws, has been largely successful at improving neighborhood parking conditions. The challenge ahead is making it a rational, manageable and modern system that doesn’t create endless frustration and aggravation for those that are in it or responsible for running it. Q


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Spectrum Editorials, letters and opinions

The case for SB 291

Editor, Thanks to the Weekly and Elena Kadvany for her May 10 story on the housing challenges that community-college students face. While AB 302, proposed by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, is acknowledged as a stopgap response to the student housing problem, there is another bill that could help in a more consequential way by providing low-income community college students with financial support to help with food and shelter. Senate Bill 291, the California Community College Financial Aid Program proposed by State Sen. Connie M. Leyva, D-Chino, would base financial aid not only on the cost of tuition but on the total cost of attendance, including housing, food, transportation and textbooks. It would put financial aid directly into the hands of lowincome students and eliminate a longstanding disparity in the financial aid that communitycollege students receive. Unlike AB 302, which most likely would redirect funding away from core college operations, SB 291 proposes to augment existing funding. In many parts of California, including here, the true cost of attending community college is higher than for students at a nearby California State University or University of California campus, in part because Cal Grants for community-college students are small and limited. In fact, the majority of community-college students are effectively excluded from receiving any Cal Grant aid at all. Only 5% of community-college students received a Cal Grant last year, compared to nearly 40% of undergraduates in the UC system and approximately 36% of students in the CSU system, according to Leyva. California community colleges enroll about twothirds of the state’s undergraduate students, yet they received only 7% of Cal Grant funds. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has joined the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Community College League of California in advocating for the passage of SB 291. Judy Miner, chancellor El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

Foothills Park

Editor, I am a progressive, liberal, active environmentalist, housing advocate and parks’ supporter, but I am not for Foothills Park being

opened to non-Palo Alto residents for the following reasons: 1) Other communities refused to support the bond issuance and told Palo Alto to go it alone, and we did. 2) The park is successful because of the relatively low footprint of visitors, making it a place for bird watching, admiring wild flowers, nature walks and enjoying the beauty of the area. 3) To do otherwise would be another example of short-sightedness. Palo Alto has only become “exclusive” in its housing context because of the anti-housing group of newbies who denied the increase of affordable housing on

Maybell and in other areas. Let’s work to keep Palo Alto economically integrated and not environmentally ruined. Alice Schaffer Smith Webster Street, Palo Alto

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Editor, To both Stanford and the Board of Education, the following seems appropriate: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” —Walter Scott. Gloria Pyszka E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto

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This week on Town Square In response to ‘Residents only’ policy for Foothills Park sparks fresh debate’ Posted May 10 at 11:24 a.m. by Jonathan Brown, a resident of Ventura neighborhood: 1) The Parks & Rec. Commission and city leadership have more important priorities to address, such as the unhoused population living in or around parks, the necessary improvements and maintenance in other city parks and open spaces and the general degradation in the quality of life for city residents due to increased population, traffic, density and other factors. We should not divert time and resources from those priorities to address out-of-towner gripes about why they can’t free-ride on Palo Alto’s heroic decision to purchase this land on its own and preserve it from urban sprawl. 2) Foothills Park preserve is much cleaner and well-maintained than city parks that are open to all. Common sense suggests that opening the park up to non-residents will not make it cleaner. 3) Why should we encourage more cars traveling from out of town into Palo Alto and more drivers unfamiliar with the windy road endangering cyclists and others? It’s a bad idea for traffic, safety and the environment. You can hike through as a non-resident already, so this whole proposal seems entirely centered on allowing more vehicles into the park. The city has been telling us how we need to reduce vehicle trips, not increase them. 4) To call this residents only policy “racist” is a deeply offensive insult to those who champion the cause of racial justice and equality. Let’s fight racism wherever it exists, but please don’t misappropriate that mission for other purposes.

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Guest Opinion Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility by Jeff Hoel he medium of choice for wired telecom mun ications networks is fiber optics. Fiber can support much h ig h e r ba ndwidths than copper-based alternatives, and it’s no more expensive to deploy. It’s inherently more reliable. It’s the future. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon their copperbased networks as long as customers are willing to put up with them. Fiber to the premises networks, which use fiber-optic cables to provide internet access directly to users of an internet service provider, extend all of the virtues of fiber to homes and businesses. A municipal network would offer not only superior bandwidth at reasonable prices but also would guarantee net neutrality and privacy, which are not guaranteed by the private sector. More than two decades ago, Palo Alto was one of the very first communities to start thinking about creating a citywide municipal communications network based on fiber optics. In 1996 as a first step, the city council decided to deploy a “dark” fiber network — just fiber-optic cable connected to nodes, or common network boxes. With this system, customers lease unused “dark” fiber strands within the cable and then “light” the fiber strands with their own electronics.


The city’s original $2-million investment was paid back long ago, and by now the network has amassed about $26 million, which is sitting in a fiber fund ready to be spent on next steps. I moved back to Palo Alto in 1998, in part because the buzz that the city was thinking about taking the next step: deploying a citywide municipal fiber to the premises network. A community group of advocates held informational meetings and spoke at meetings of the City Council and the Utilities Advisory Commission. In 2001, the city deployed a trial network to 67 homes to see whether staff could make it work (they could) and whether people would like it (they did). From 2002 to 2004, the city commissioned a series of studies by consultants that found that a citywide municipal network was feasible, and there was enough interest in the community to make it financially viable. But then the project fell apart when the city couldn’t figure out the details of doing the financing. Next, from 2005 to 2009, the city tried (unsuccessfully) to form a public-private partnership to create a fiber to the premises network. Unfortunately, that involved years of closed-door negotiations between the city and the prospective private partner, during which time advocates had no role to play, so community advocacy sort of dispersed. In 2010, the city tried (unsuccessfully) to persuade Google to deploy its first fiber to the premises network here. In 2011, the city tried (unsuccessfully) to get a stimulus grant for the network. In

2012, the city looked into user-financed network, in which customers pay a substantial connect fee (of, say, $3,000), but the Utilities Advisory Commission, in a 4-3 vote, thought it was a bad idea, and staff never even asked what council thought. In both 2013 and 2014, council voted to make “Technology and the Connected City” (a term that included both fiber and wireless) one of the city’s top three priorities. But in 2014, when Google announced that it was considering deploying fiber to the premises here, most of the city’s attention shifted to that possibility. Google then “paused” (gave up). In 2017, staff proposed, and council approved looking into, a much tinier next step — just connecting dark fiber to more nodes (at a cost of $15 million) with no real plan or commitment for connecting nodes to premises. Next month, staff will tell council that all its work on this next tiny step was in pursuit of the wrong idea, so it wants permission to start over with another version of the system. I think it would be much better for the city to do an engineering design of the citywide fiber to the premises network we want, in sufficient detail to make realistic cost estimates, and then commit to building out the network, in phases if necessary. How could Palo Alto have gone from being so visionary in 1996 to being so clueless in 2019? One reason, I believe, is that the city went out of its way to take to heart the failure of a municipal telecom network in

Alameda. But Alameda made mistakes we can avoid. Its network was hybrid fiber co-ax (an inferior technology), not fiber to the premises. And it bet on a private-public partnership , but then the partner flaked. Meanwhile, there are now 213 municipal fiber to the premises networks in the U.S. Many offer 1-Gbps symmetric residential internet service. Prices vary, but in Longmont, Colorado, it costs $49.95 per month (to those who signed up as soon as it was available). It’s not rocket science. We can do this. I have launched a website,, hoping to inspire the Palo Alto community to let the council know that a citywide municipal fiber to the premises network is important to them, and that the council should figure out a way to make it happen. On the website, I’m hoping to post a list of people who support citywide municipal fiber to the premises. If you’d like to be on the list (and your home or business is in Palo Alto), please let me know. Councilman Greg Tanaka has launched a petition on (“Bring fiber optic access to Palo Alto!”) for the same reason. The petition wants to “Hold the people who are in charge of this to be accountable for their actions and deadlines.” I think the council should hold staff accountable, and the public should hold the council accountable. Q Jeff Hoel, a retired electronics engineer, has been advocating municipal FTTP since 2002; he can be reached at


If you could change one thing about Palo Alto, what would it be? Asked at Cubberley Community Center and Charleston Plaza in Palo Alto. Question, interviews and photographs by Christian Trujano.

Ina Roy-Faderman

Cathe Wright

Lindsay Green

Judy Palmer

Philip Pines

Professor Candlewood Court, Sunnyvale

Retired Louis Road, Palo Alto

Stay-at-home mom Hilbar Lane, Palo Alto

Retired Carolina Lane, Palo Alto

Retired Donald Drive, Palo Alto

“I would make it more affordable so I can move back here.”

“I think increased civility, especially in driving.”

“We actually just moved to Palo Alto a month ago. ... We love the Baylands and everyone has been really friendly, which has been great. So, I wouldn’t change one thing.”

“The traffic. With all the recent developments, particularly in Menlo Park, there is a lot more traffic.”

“I think (the city) should do some allowance for (new) zoning laws that didn’t apply to the houses ... when they were built.” • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 21

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Bringing an end to poverty? Academics, political leaders debate whether universal basic income could be a boon to society by Sue Dremann hen Canadian re- are already being phased out by searchers Evelyn technology, robotics, radical new Forget and Marni business models and artificial Brownell speak at Stanford Uni- intelligence. versity next Tuesday, May 21, Approximately 25% of U.S. they’ll be wading into a debate employment — 36 million jobs over one of the most radical so- in 2016 — are at high risk of becio-economic experiments to date coming automated in the coming — universal basic income. decades, according to a January Universal basic income is a pro- 2019 Brookings Metropolitan Polgram by which people are given icy Program report. Another 36% cash, either monthly or annually of U.S. jobs are at medium risk of and typically by the government, becoming automated by 2030 — to spend as they wish. Embraced 52 million jobs in 2016 numbers. by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Most are lower-paying jobs in areconomist Milton Friedman, eas such as office administration, numerous tech titans including production, transportation and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and food preparation. Tesla’s Elon Musk, the idea of proCloser to home, in Santa Clara viding a guaranteed basic income and San Mateo counties, some to all is proposed as a way to help 40% and 43%, respectively, tasks people rise out of poverty or keep that could be automated, Brookfrom sliding into it. ings report notes. Basic-income programs could Academics, business leaders help people pay off debts, obtain and policymakers have been exjob-skills training, further their ed- ploring how to prepare society ucational aspirations, afford hous- for the expected job losses, which ing, start a business or get through they fear could result in increased a health crisis, proponents say. socioeconomic inequality and But others argue that a guar- civil unrest. anteed basic income would be Institutions such as the Stanprohibitively expensive, de-in- ford Basic Income Lab and Palo centivize people from working Alto-based Institute for the Future and actually cause more poverty have been studying and taking poby taking away funding for exist- sitions on universal basic income. ing safety-net programs. Juliana Bidadanure, founder That tension surrounding uni- and faculty director of the Stanversal-basic income can be felt at ford Basic Income Lab, said pubStanford, where the topic is hotly lic discourse about universal basic debated, with lectures provoca- income has increased extensively tively titled “Basic Income Illu- in the last 20 years. Often, it has sions”; “Basic Income: A Radical been raised as a potential remedy Proposal for a Free Society and to job displacement and income a Sane Economy”; and “Why inequality caused by artificial Is Universal Basic Income So intelligence but is also related to Controversial?” gender inequality, since women For many proponents, the con- often do jobs that are poorly cept, which has been considered paid or aren’t paid at all, such as for more than 500 years, is an idea caregiving. whose time has come. Millions of “What is exciting about univerjobs in a multitude of industries sal basic income is that it forces us


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Debra Satz, dean of Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences, speaks at a panel discussion on “Basic Income Illusions” in January, which was hosted by The Stanford Basic Income Lab and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.

Juliana Bidadanure, faculty director of the Stanford Basic Income Lab, right, speaks with Program Manager Sarah Berger Hernandez, left, at the lab in January. The lab studies the real and potential impacts of basic-income programs. to think hard about what we owe each other,” Bidadanure said. The Basic Income Lab, founded in 2017, promotes research on the development and effects of universal basic income and brings together scholars, policymakers, business leaders and others to discuss and learn about the politics, economics and potential best practices of universal basic income. Meanwhile, the Central Valley city of Stockton, one of the state’s 20 largest municipalities, is putting theory into practice, having kicked off a $1 million basicincome experiment in February. The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) project pays 130 individuals in households earning less than the city’s median income of $45,000. The selections were made randomly. Each recipient receives $500 a month for 18 months. The city also has a control group that won’t receive any cash, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs said. The Stockton pilot program is funded by the nonprofit organization the Economic Security Project, co-chaired by former Facebook executive Chris Hughes, a proponent of universal basic income, who authored the book “Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn.” (Bidadanure is also on the steering committee of the Economic Security Project.) Researchers for the Stockton program are studying changes in the recipients’ financial security, sense of control, civic engagement and health and wellness. A public website will allow people to share their views with policy makers on basic income in Stockton and the country. At its heart, proponents say, universal basic income calls for a shift in how society thinks — away from a tiered socioeconomic hierarchy of “rich versus poor”

and “us versus them” to a “we” economy. Natalie Foster, co-chair of the Economic Security Project, and former CEO and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a social-justice accelerator, said that wages have been stagnant for decades, leaving most people in America without the ability to rise economically. “The size of the solution needs to match the size of the problem. The problem is dire, as we see in California every day. Solutions have been incremental,” she said.

The Stockton experiment he Economic Security Project, which was founded with the belief that universal basic income could alleviate poverty and increase the ranks of the middle class, was in search of cities to partner with when Foster met Stockton’s Tubbs. Tubbs said he learned about universal basic income while studying Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a student at Stanford. In Tubbs, Foster said she knew she had the right person to implement a city-based universal basic income, the first city-run program in the country. With a population of 320,000, Stockton has seen its share of ups and downs. In the 2000s, the city experienced rapid growth when rising Bay Area housing prices prompted people to move to the more-affordable city, boosting the population by 17%. As a result, the city’s median housing value more than tripled, from $110,000 to $400,000 between 2000 and 2006, according to United States Common Sense, a nonpartisan nonprofit policy group started at Stanford University. In February 2012, the city filed for bankruptcy, due in large part to years of alleged mismanagement


and rising government-employeebenefits impacts, according to the Common Sense paper. By 2018, however, Stockton’s fortunes had changed. It soared to the second most fiscally sound municipality in the nation among the country’s most populous cities, based on debt or surplus per capita, according to Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit group that tracks state and local financial practices. But Stockton’s poorest are still experiencing a crisis, Tubbs said. “We had the fastest rising rent in the country last year. It’s put a huge pressure on housing and cost-of-living increases,” he said, noting the per capita income is $22,000. “Many people are working two to three jobs; 23% live in poverty. They’re failing to afford basic necessities like housing, utilities, transportation and child care,” he said. Two months into the program, Tubbs said he is hearing anecdotally that people are using the $500 a month to pay down their credit card debt, pay for transportation or pay overdue electric bills. Currently, the city has no plans for how it would pay for a guaranteed income in the future if the program is found to be beneficial. That’s a major concern of those who question universal basic income, who say expanding such programs — and having the government pay for it — would be prohibitively expensive. Debra Satz, Stanford’s Vernon R. and Lysbeth Warren Anderson dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and a professor of philosophy as well as ethics, told the Weekly she is skeptical about the amount of basic income that would be required to reduce poverty substantively. People would need to be given large-enough sums of money that would be meaningful. The U.S. poverty line for a single individual

Cover Story is just over $12,000 per year. It’s about $26,000 for a family of four, she noted, so a cash payment of a few hundred or a few thousand dollars wouldn’t change people’s lives. “Numbers really matter. Paying for (basic income) is going to have to be at a very high level,” she said. “So how would that work?” (See sidebar: “The $3.8 trillion question”)

The $3.8 trillion question How would the government pay for universal basic income?


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Magical thinking or potential solution? ather than a guaranteed basic income, Satz favors a conditional subsidy that requires some sort of participation in society. “Granting basic income that isn’t conditioned at all on the willingness to contribute (to society) potentially undermines the ideal of reciprocity that lies behind the welfare state,” she said during a panel discussion in January titled “Basic Income Illusions,” which was hosted by the Stanford Basic Income Lab and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. For Satz, the definition of participation would be broad and go beyond the current concept of work. It would include volunteer work, job training, elder and child care and other contributions to society that do not show up in a market economy. Beyond that, Satz thinks that cash transfers are only one part of a broader toolbox to create a more egalitarian society, which requires tools other than empowering the individual. “Cash is a means to satisfy the strongest individual preferences people have, no matter what they are. Achieving public goods takes coordination. Take the good of disability accommodation. If we give each person needing a wheelchair a check for $1,000, that doesn’t ensure that accessible public spaces will be built. “We should grant higher priority to support certain goods like education and health care over other kinds of goods like surfing opportunities, to use a famous example, even if some individual would prefer surfing to schooling and health care,” she said. “A well-funded universal basic income, at a high level, runs the risk of diverting desperately needed resources to improve the quality of public goods by spreading them like peanut butter over millions of different uses. And that, to me, is not as efficient and as powerful a way of attacking problems like bad housing, segregation, bad schools,” she said during the January discussion. Satz is also skeptical of the ability of universal basic income to transform communities. “You walk around Stockton and you think: ‘Look, the solution of giving everyone $5,000 (per year)? That’s not what Stockton needs. Stockton needs major investment in infrastructure, schools and job training programs,’” she said.

niversal basic income, rolled out across the U.S., would cost $3.8 trillion annually, or 21% of the nation’s gross domestic product, if every American citizen were to receive $12,000 a year (the current threshold for poverty), according to a July 2018 paper, “Primer on Universal Basic Income,” by Ray Dalio, co-chair of American investment-management firm Bridgewater Associates. How to pay for all of that? Proponents of basic income have offered numerous ideas: a progressive income tax or a wealth tax; a carbon tax; or, as is done in Alaska, dividend distribution from the sale of natural resources. Doing away with the country’s non-health-related welfare programs could also partially fund a program: The Economist magazine created a basic-income calculator (at that indicated the U.S. could pay $6,300 in basic income for each person if it eliminated those welfare programs. A $10,000-per-person program could be implemented with the infusion of the equivalent of an additional 7% of the gross domestic product. Natalie Foster, co-chair of the nonprofit Economic Security Project, an advocate for universal basic income, notes that other resources also could be used as funding. “If data is the new oil, we could harness some of the wealth from technology,” she said, noting a recent proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. During his State of the State speech in February, Newsom proposed a “data dividend” to be obtained from the tech sector. “California’s consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data. And so I’ve asked my team to develop a proposal for a new data dividend for Californians, because we recognize that your data has value and it belongs to you,” he said. Levying a tax on companies that most benefit from automation is another idea, according to Juliana Bidadanure, the founder and faculty director of the Stanford Basic Income Lab. Another idea: a sales tax on luxury goods, an idea that the Swiss held a referendum on in 2016. The referendum — which would have provided 500 Swiss francs ($2,555 in


Michael Tubbs, mayor of Stockton, introduced the idea of universal basic income to his city. In February, a pilot program launched that gives $500 a month to 130 low-income residents. Researchers are studying what people do with the money. Tubbs, however, disagrees that Stockton is facing an either/or choice. “This shouldn’t just be about addressing infrastructure needs. We need both — and people are at the heart of it all,” he said. In an email, he cited the city’s recent efforts to boost infrastructure investment: mounting Measure M, a special tax dedicated to recreation and library programs, services and facilities; creating Opportunity Zones as a means for future investment in housing and industrial development, business and workforce; and talking with the California State University, Stockton to spur more development. “But, while we’re making all these long-term infrastructure investments as we speak, we shouldn’t wait to invest in our people. It isn’t about giving handouts, especially in a society where one out of two Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency. It’s about finding solutions to some of our most pressing economic issues,” Tubbs said. “A guaranteed income isn’t an answer to the issue of public investment in infrastructure nor is it a solution to all of society’s ills.” Bidadanure agreed. A single policy cannot tackle all of the social and economic challenges that workers face, but universal basic income might address some of them, she said. There is a growing body of evidence that a guaranteed income makes a positive difference in people’s lives, she said. Several studies found that people don’t squander their cash payments and people didn’t work appreciably fewer hours. Some women who did work less, researchers found, used the time off to care for their families, she said. Canadian researchers Brownell, associate director of research and a senior research scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and Forget, an economics professor at the University of Manitoba, have studied the health impacts of giving people

unconditional cash payments. Forget’s 2011 analysis of Canada’s 1975-1978 “Mincome” experiment (short for “minimum income”) found that those who took the time off did so in beneficial ways, such as returning to school. Twelfth-grade high school enrollment increased in Dauphin, one of the three sites included in the study, from about 83% to 100% but dropped back to 83%-85% after the income payments ended. Mothers also reportedly took more time off around childbirth by using their stipends, for longer parental leave. Forget also found that hospitalizations decreased 8.5% during the basic-income pay period, with hospitalizations for mental health issues and for accidents and injuries — which are often related to poverty in population health analyses — being the most significant drops, she noted. Researchers have also studied the outcomes of a United States income program: Alaska’s Permanent Fund. Since 1982, Alaska has paid dividends to its residents from the state’s oil revenues. The amount of the annual cash payment, contingent on revenues, varies from year to year. At its peak, residents received $2,072 per person or $8,228 for a family of four annually. In October 2018, each resident received $1,600. The fund has grown to $52.8 billion in the last 35 years. The payments have helped keep 2% to 3% of the state population out of poverty each year since 1990, according to a 2016 report from the Institute of Social and Economic Research in Alaska. A 2018 study by Damon Jones of the University of Chicago and Ioana Marinescu of the University of Pennsylvania found the dividend has had no significant effect on overall employment rates, but the share of people who were employed part-time increased by 1.8%. A 2017 phone survey of 1,004 Alaskan voters commissioned by the Economic Security Project (continued on page 24)

2016) for adults and also 625 Swiss francs for each child — failed, however, with only 23% of voter approval. Some research suggests that universal basic income is financially feasible. In a 2017 study, the left-leaning, nonprofit American think tank the Roosevelt Institute looked at three theoretical scenarios for unconditional cash assistance: $1,000 a month to all adults, $500 a month to all adults and a $250 a month child allowance. The Institute estimated that the federal spending program, conducted over eight years, would cost between $208 billion and $1.5 trillion. The study looked at the effects using two different financing plans: increasing the federal debt or fully funding the spending with increased taxes on households. Overall, the study found that the economy “can not only withstand large increases in federal spending but could also grow thanks to the stimulative effects of cash transfers on the economy.” “In fact, their analysis found that a guaranteed income could expand the economy by up to 12.56% over the baseline after eight years,” Foster said. Researchers haven’t come to any conclusions on the long-term viability of universal basic income, but a 2016 study of the Alaska model indicated there could be some hiccups. The study “Permanent Fund Dividends and Poverty in Alaska,” by the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, noted that per-capita payments in 2016 were smaller relative to personal income when compared to payments in the 1990s. Over time, “the (Alaska) Permanent Fund principal and its associated earnings have increased. But the number of residents and their incomes have increased as well — although income growth just kept up with inflation. “Recent (fund) payments, although generally larger than those in earlier years, have not increased as fast as inflation and therefore represented a smaller percentage of per-capita personal income than (dividends) during much of the 1990s,” authors Matthew Berman and Random Reamey noted. Q —Sue Dremann • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 23

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found that 40% of respondents said the annual dividends made a “great deal” or “quite a bit” of difference in their lives during the prior five years. Another 39% said the dividends made a “fair amount” or only “some” difference. About 20% said the funds made “just a little” or “no difference” to them. The survey found that 30% of respondents said they used the money to pay off debts; 27% said they saved all or most of the money; 24% spent all of the money and 15% spent half and saved half. Seventy-eight percent of those surveyed had positive feelings toward the Alaska Permanent Fund. Respondents who viewed the program negatively — about 7%, which doesn’t include the 15% who were “neutral or unsure” — said they thought the money could be put to better use,

believed it should not be treated as an entitlement, had doubts about the fund’s longevity or believed the fund to be susceptible to political manipulation.

The political question ubbs said he believes the biggest hurdle to widespread universal basic income wouldn’t be financial so much as political. In his own city, not everyone in the community liked the concept, but most didn’t object because the proposal didn’t use taxpayer dollars, he said. “It sparked a good conversation about our values as a community. We started with the premise that as a country our economy isn’t working for half the people. We have to be bold. We believe that people should be given the necessities to live.” Data indicates it might not be an easy sell. During a March 13



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lecture at Stanford, Alan Krueger, the late Princeton University economist and former chairman of former President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, said his research shows that 33% of respondents to a survey supported the idea of universal basic income for all Americans and 42.1% were opposed. But Foster noted that the country has instituted radical ideas related to income before that are now popular and ingrained. “Social Security is a great example of a radical idea,” she said. It started as a small payroll tax, and as it became clear that people used it and wanted it, it was increased. Zuckerberg, a Palo Alto resident, advocated for a new socioeconomic ethic during a 2017 commencement speech he gave at Harvard University. “Every generation expands its definition of equality. Previous generations fought for the vote, civil rights. We have the New Deal and Great Society. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract. We should have a society that measures progress, not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. “Giving everyone the freedom to pursue purpose isn’t going to be free. People like me should pay for it, and a lot of you are going to do really well and you should too,” he said. The Institute for the Future in Palo Alto issued a manifesto a few years ago for an even more expanded concept — what it terms “universal basic assets” — to create a more equitable world. Rather than simply giving people cash, the universal basic assets model calls for equal access to things such as housing, personal wealth, education and other assets that enable people to grow and thrive. Already public assets, such as health care, transportation infrastructure and other resources, would need to become more equally accessible. In a 2017 opinion piece for the business news publication Quartz, Institute Executive Director Marina Gorbis wrote that while universal basic income in the form of money can be

Three questions about basic income

Current research focuses on costs and merits hile arguments go back and forth about the feasibility of universal basic income and its potential merits, there are at least three sets of questions that need to be answered through experiments, said Juliana Bidadanure, founder and faculty director of the Stanford Basic Income Lab. The first revolves around what people do when they are given unconditional cash. Researchers want to know if recipients might drop out of the labor market and, if so, what they would do with their time. The studies also would look at how people spend the money; whether they save it or use it to purchase goods and services. The second set of questions concerns the impacts of unconditional cash on health, childhood poverty, well-being, stigma, crime and other important aspects of people’s lives. Researchers, for example, want to know if a guaranteed income would affect the number of burglaries and thefts criminals are committing or if it would change the recidivism rate among ex-felons. Existing welfare programs also carry


invested in assets such as education, health and training, the proposals don’t address the root causes of inequality. As more jobs become obsolete because of advancing technology and artificial intelligence, economic returns will increasingly go to the investors and owners of these technologies instead of workers. So policies and new ownership models, such as employee stock-owned companies and cooperatives, are needed so that capital flows to all segments of the society and not just to a few. But she also noted that the point of universal basic assets wouldn’t

with them the stigma of recipients being “scroungers,” Bidadanure said. By being universal, basic income theoretically would help eliminate the stigma and perhaps reduce demonization of certain classes of people, but researchers would need to determine if those outcomes would actually come to pass. The third group of questions revolves around whether universal basic income would be politically and economically feasible, an area of wide debate. The Stanford Basic Income Lab, a clearinghouse for research on universal basic income, is working to answer these questions and to advise groups and municipalities that are considering policies for income programs. It has published “Basic Income In Cities: A guide to city experiments and pilot projects,” a toolkit to help policymakers and cities. The lab also offers a lecture series on basic income that is open to the public. More information is posted at Q — Sue Dremann

be to engage in collectivism or to seize and redistribute wealth and assets. Instead, creating these vehicles for wealth distribution would help people survive in a rapidly shifting economy. Q Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@

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Stanford looks forward to a Frosty summer Historic outdoor amphitheater, comfortably remodeled and ready to host big-name artists, reopens by Yoshi Kato

Left: Stanford Live Executive Director Chris Lorway leads a hard-hat tour of the remodeled Frost Amphitheater earlier this spring. Above: The modernized Frost Amphitheater includes updated amenities for both performers and patrons while maintaining its tree-lined aesthetic. Photos by Adam Pardee.


ucked away in the northeast end of the Stanford University campus and sequestered behind construction fencing for the past few years, the 82-year-old Frost Amphitheater is reopening on May 18, with the 2019 Frost Music & Arts Festival. Co-headlined by Colombian American singer/songwriter Kali Uchis and the British troubadour Jorja Smith, the amphitheater’s namesake festival will offer patrons the first opportunity to experience the renovated outdoor space. As viewed during a hard-hat tour in early spring, the modernized Frost Amphitheater includes amenities for both performers and patrons. While the treelined aesthetic remains the same,

there’s now an actual bandstand with dressing and green rooms, an equipment-loading bay and elevator, and full audio and lighting capability. Ample modern restrooms, refreshment and merchandise spaces and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance make it a comfortable site that still looks like it somehow sprouted up amidst its surroundings. (A pair of campus jackrabbits were hopping around during the latemorning tour.) The picturesque setting has in the past hosted everything from concerts by jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong to performances by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Stanford Live has partnered with both concert producer Goldenvoice and the San Francisco

Symphony for a series of shows that continues that broad exploration of genres. In a nod to Frost’s history with the Grateful Dead (the seminal rock band performed there many times between 1982 and 1989), Goldenvoice and Stanford Live will co-present Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Saturday, Aug. 17. Other concerts include singer/multi-instrumentalist FKJ on Aug. 6; pop icon Lionel Richie on Aug. 24; and indie rock institution The National on September 1. San Francisco Symphony’s history with Frost extends back to Frost’s fourth year, when it performed there in 1941 as part of the University’s 50th anniversary festivities. From 1968 to 1976 and again from 1978 to 1980, it

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The San Francisco Symphony has a long history with Frost Amphitheater, including a performance in 1941.

gave annual Children’s Health Concert Benefit Concerts featuring guest soloists such as vocalist Ella Fitzgerald and clarinetist/ bandleader Benny Goodman. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct an allTchaikovsky program featuring violinist Gil Shaham on July 10. Gemma New then will lead two performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony: an evening concert on July 13 and late afternoon the following day. “It has a different ambiance than other places in the Bay Area,” Daniel Cohen, a Palo Alto resident and Frost concert veteran who saw the Grateful Dead there several times, told the Weekly. “Part of it is because of the terrace and the way it’s set up.” “You’re on lawn, but it’s flat. So it’s easy to dance because of the way it’s terraced,” Sylvia Brainin concurred. A 32-year Menlo Park resident, she’s seen the Grateful Dead and vocalist Bobby McFerrin at Frost and remarked on its tiered upper rows, which are 6 feet long and a combination of concrete and grass. “People spread out in rows, which makes it easy for you to go back and forth, to the side, to walk through a crowd without necessarily tripping over them.” she said. “And you’re surrounded by greenery. I just love how enclosed in nature you feel there, even though you know there’s a whole campus around you.” After the recent tour, the

Weekly spoke with Stanford Live Executive Director Chris Lorway at Bing Concert Hall. Q: Remodeling Frost gave you the opportunity to customize it for a 21st-century audience. What goals did you have in mind? A: A lot of it is about comfort ... . We’ve all been to those venues where even the artist spaces are in some dark basement — pretty sketchy and scary. People sort of rave about our dressing rooms here at Bing and about how they feel very comfortable here. So we wanted to provide that same level of comfort over at Frost. The comfort level on the artist side is really important, because you want their experience to be great. On the public side — restrooms, restrooms, restrooms. Also, people want nice and clean, too, which is what we’ve been trying to focus on. Q: And how about on the refreshments side? A: Santa Clara County is a bit tough in terms of food and beverage and just the health department stuff. We originally started off with this sort of dream idea of all sorts of different types of hot food. But that’s very difficult to execute. So we’re looking at things that are going to be more (continued on page 26) • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 25

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like the Hollywood Bowl, actually, where there’s almost like a little supermarket where you can get carry-out stuff. We’re hoping to do some craft cocktails on tap and some local wines, as well. And while you can’t bring your own alcohol into the space, we are allowing — because of tradition — for people to bring picnics in. We’ll have a clear bag policy, similar to the stadium. Q: Partnering with Goldenvoice and the San Francisco Symphony ties Frost into the worlds of pop and classical music. How did those relationships come about? A: We’ve been talking to the symphony for years. And even

when we were looking at the Bing (Concert Hall and Studio) project it was something that the symphony wanted to be involved in. But because of the hall size, 842 seats, it’s difficult to make the economics work on those types of shows. So, I think we had to table some of those discussions. They’ve been very active on campus, and there are a lot of partnerships around teaching and working with students. Once the Frost discussions started to happen ... it just seemed to be a great idea for them. A lot of their donor base and patrons live in the South Bay. So, it’s a great way to maintain that connection as traffic up to the city gets more and more challenging on weeknights. The Goldenvoice partnership came out of an RFP (request for proposal) process. We knew that in order to secure the sort of artists we wanted in that space we

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Musician Kali Uchis will perform at Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater at the grand reopening of the outdoor venue.

Q: The Symphony having an outdoor summer home has drawn comparisons to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the aforementioned Bowl. Will it be a similar relationship? A: First and foremost, the way the university views this is that it’s a university asset. It’s going to be a place where inaugurations can happen and certain school graduations will happen. And when we’ve had people like Obama, Clinton, Oprah come to campus as speakers the biggest space they’ve had is Memorial Auditorium. And that caps out at 1,700, so they’ve had to do so much overflow and audio in other rooms. There’s lots of potential there. In year one we’re focusing on the strengthening of those two relationships — the symphony and Goldenvoice. And I think as different users come in and see the space they’ll hopefully fall in love with it. We hope that bodes well for future bookings. But I think it will ultimately be artists having great experiences that will bring them back. The other big thing is that we’re focused right now at Stanford Live on getting this place operational. So, we’re not

programming it yet. But our hope is that we’ll be doing our own shows there in the future or potentially working with organizations like the Stanford Jazz Workshop and doing an outdoor jazz festival — more smaller scale, community-focused stuff that is not in any way competing with the major partners but figuring out ways to sort of supplement and do interesting things. Q: In addition to larger orchestral performance, the bigger capacity allows you to bring in more popular artists who may appeal to the Stanford student body — as witnessed by the success of Frost fests. How does that fit in with Stanford Live’s mission? A: One of the things that I’ve been focused on since I got here (in 2016) was trying to figure out relationships between different student organizations and how do we get students engaged. One of my first questions was, “Who are the people who are already doing this on campus as students?” There’s a group called the Stanford Concert Network and they do Frost Fest, but they also promote lots of other shows, whether it’s in dorms or other spaces. We immediately started a mentor program with them, and we have five to six shows that happen in the Bing Studio space each year that are student-curated as a way of helping to cultivate that relationship. Q: Do you have a sense yet of the different audiences for Frost shows?

A: We’re very intentionally looking programming at stuff that brings as many different audiences in. What I always talk about is that we have so many people who made capital contributions for this space and did it because of the amazing memories they had of experiencing Frost when they were here as students. So we want to tip our hat to that and bring in some artists that they’ll love and want to see. But at the same time, we want the current generation of students to have the types of memories that hopefully in 30 years will be similar to the ones that these people had. And another thing I’m hoping to do as well: When we did Los Tigres del Norte here (in 2016) we saw a huge appetite for Latinx programming. So, there are great opportunities to engage with some of those promoters in that community to do those types of shows here eventually, too. Q Freelance writer Yoshi Kato can be emailed at About the cover: The new, improved Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University will reopen May 18. Photo by Adam Pardee. What: 2019 Frost Music & Arts Festival featuring Kali Uchis & Jorja Smith with Mia Carucci. Where: Frost Amphitheater, Lasuen St. & Roth Way, Stanford. When: Saturday, May 18, at 6 p.m. Cost: $25 (students), $35 (Stanford faculty/staff); $49.50 (general public). Info: may-2019/kali-uchis-jorja-smith.

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley brings choreographers, classes to Mountain View by Ray Levy-Uyeda


work and to practice their craft. It’s grown into a space where novice dancers can experiment with movement. Friedman traveled to countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa to dance, perform and teach, and learned that movement was connective, able to sew understanding among cultures. “When you see a performance, you are absorbing something about the values and ideals of these cultures,” she said. The variety of dance forms and cultural inspirations, from traditional to contemporary, speaks not only to the universality of movement, but the shared story of relationships — with others and the one we have with ourselves. “Close, Far and Somewhere in Between” has brought audience members to tears, Mitchel reflected. One viewer was so moved by the performance that she reached out to a distant friend to mend ties. Mitchel does not expect this response from every viewer, but said she doesn’t just want to make

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beautiful dances, she wants to tell stories. Peri Trono, a choreographer and dancer who works with five companies based in the Bay Area, is a recipient of an International Dance Festival choreography award. Her piece, titled “fetch,” is a two-person dance that depicts the tension and fluidity of relationships. Trono said she does not typically perform her own work, but wanted to dance “fetch” because she found that the process of feeling her choreography was different from viewing it. Dancing through an emotional experience, especially a piece that considers the tumultuousness of a relationship, is another way to have a conversation, speaking with bodies instead of words. “You almost feel fulfilled because you’ve experienced in a short amount of time all these emotions and it’s not explained,” Trono said. Participants in the festival will be able to see, and take part in, these conversations first hand. “When I am dancing I am both

Choreographer Alyssa Mitchel is set to stage her work at the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley on May 19 in Mountain View. more aware of every motion, every View. More information can be gesture than I could describe and found at Q Ray Levy-Uyeda is an intern less self conscious,” Friedman said. “I become the dance; I become part at the Weekly’s sister paper, the of the music; I become something Mountain View Voice. different.” The Full Day of Dance is SaturREAD MORE ONLINE day, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley concert is For more arts coverage, including a story on a photography exhibition in Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. Tickets Menlo Park, go to PaloAltoOnline. are $20. Mountain View Masonic com/arts. Center, 890 Church St., Mountain

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n the final months of 2016, Alyssa Mitchel choreographed her broken friendship for the stage. The piece chronicles the fragmentation of Mitchel’s friendship with a fellow dancer, and tells the story of how things never go back to the way they once were. She’s set to perform “Close, Far and Somewhere in Between” at the International Dance Festival@ Silicon Valley on Sunday, May 19, in Mountain View, along with five other Bay Area artists who won awards in the festival’s choreography competition and whose work will be featured. The festival, hosted by the Lively Foundation, a Mountain Viewbased arts education organization and dance company, will also offer a full day of dance classes on Saturday, May 18, ranging from tap to line dancing. Leslie Friedman, founder and artistic director of the foundation, started the International Dance Festival in 2012 to create opportunities for dancers to show their

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Left to right: Ronald Feichtmeir, Alika U. Spencer-Koknar, Tasi Alabastro and Lisa Burton battle and bicker in “Shoggoths on the Veldt” at the Dragon Theatre.

Dragons and monsters and ghosts, oh my!

‘Shoggoths on the Veldt’ is a wild and wacky Lovecraftian spoof by Karla Kane f you go see Cameron McNary’s “Shoggoths on the Veldt” at the Dragon Theatre, leave your seriousness at the door, sit back and be prepared for maximum silliness. To get in the proper mindset, perhaps take a selfie wearing the green inflatable tentacles provided in the lobby. It’s that kind of show. The setting? A daring, swashbuckling journey to “deepest, darkest Africa” from “brightest, shallowest London” in 1889. Intrepid Lady Euphonia Riggstone (Alika U. Spencer-Koknar) hires dashing explorer Welton Mountcrag (Tasi Alabastro) to accompany her on her quest to return a cursed statuette from whence it came and allow the tortured, amnesiac ghost of her fiance, Lord Melford Pumbleshire (Ronald Feichtmeir), to rest at last. Melford, midway through an exploration of the Dark Continent, was killed in unseen but ghastly fashion by mysterious beasts not long after sending the statuette to Euphonia. In his new ghostly form he is doomed to constantly “reboot” and re-remember his horrible death every few minutes, usually just when he’s getting up to speed on his spectral existence, much to his erstwhile betrothed’s annoyance. Yes, some among the living, including Euphonia but not including his romantic rival Mountcrag, can see, hear and interact with him. He also discovers (and rediscovers, repeatedly) a neat trick: If he touches someone who’s aware of him, he can possess their body. This may become important later. Anyway, Mountcrag, Euphonia and Melford set off for Africa, accompanied by servant Crompit (Michael Weiland, who also turns up later in the role of a cheerful, murderous German nihilist


THEATER REVIEW called Arnulf). Along the way they meet the highly strung Lady Phillipa Bickleford-Smith-Jones (Lisa Burton), who may be hiding a few things behind her uppercrust innocent veneer. Oh, and then there’s Betsy. She’s an enormous, tentacled amoeboid monster (one of the titular Shoggoths) who’s enslaved by an evil master and sometimes eats humans. Over the course of the preposterous two-act comedy, directed by Dragon co-artistic director Bora “Max” Koknar, the crew battles beasties, speaks in exaggerated posh accents, flirts, visits the dread volcano temple of a deranged cult, engages in slow-motion fight sequences and more. It’s very geeky, goofy stuff and just when you start to think, “OK, perhaps this is all going on a bit too long now,” it wraps up with a surprisingly sweet and satisfying ending. Shoggoths, by the way, are a reference to creatures from author H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos,” so those already familiar with that world (which I admittedly am not, very) will no doubt get an extra kick out of the play, which has an awfully good time playing with stereotypes of uptight, sexually repressed Victorian males and colonial pompousness. There are definite nods to “Indiana Jones,” with a feminist twist on the oldfashioned adventure story. Jacob Vorperian’s animations and projections are practically a character in their own right, his moving maps and vintage-looking stage cards providing essential — and very humorous — information throughout. Kathleen Qiu’s

costumes are striking. And of course it’s always exciting to catch a glimpse of a tentacled monster puppet (design by Kate Martin with puppetry coaching by Samantha Ricci). Fight choreography by Mike Fatum is noteworthy as well and the actors give it their all, physically and emotionally. As Melford, Feichtmeir is the best I’ve ever seen him, and Spencer-Koknar absolutely commands the stage in the leading role. Alabastro, last seen at the Dragon as Macbeth, is in purely comedic mode here as the buffoonish, cowardly Mountcrag, complete with outrageous facial mugging. It must be a tiring show, demanding as it is, but one gets the feeling they’re all having a blast. I’d be remiss not to mention that those clever Dragon folks have arranged an extra activity to go along with “Shoggoths on the Veldt”: a companion interactive escape room, in which players must complete puzzles to solve an ancient mystery and prevent an apocalypse. The game room will be available from May 17-27 and tickets are separate from tickets to the production. Another nice touch from a theater company small in size and budget but big on ideas — and fun. Q Arts & Entertainment Editor Karla Kane can be emailed at What: “Shoggoths on the Veldt.” Where: Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. When: Through June 2; Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $25-$35. Info: • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 27

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Local cook’s podcast wins coveted James Beard award COPPER & HEAT TACKLES SEXISM IN RESTAURANT INDUSTRY by Elena Kadvany | photos by Veronica Weber


ince her first cooking job as a college student in Idaho, Katy Osuna has known well what it feels like to be the sole woman in a kitchen. The pressures. The insecurities. The inevitable sexist comments. It wasn’t until several years later, when she was working as chef de partie at one of the Bay Area’s most highly regarded kitchens, the three-Michelin-starred Manresa in Los Gatos, that she started to question the forces underpinning those feelings. An anthropology and sociology major, she started blogging about her experiences in the culinary world, then decided to start a podcast. Copper & Heat’s first season, “Be A Girl,” unpacks the restaurant industry’s deep-rooted mistreatment of women from the perspective of local chefs. In April, Copper & Heat won a prestigious James Beard award for best podcast — much to the surprise of Osuna, who bootstrapped the podcast from her San Jose home with the help of her husband, a digital media producer and musician, and with little to no press coverage. Reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain’s infamous 1999 New Yorker piece, “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” which gave the non-cooking public a sometimes sordid peek into the realities of New York City kitchens, Copper & Heat gives listeners an inside

look at the challenges that female chefs have long faced in restaurants. Osuna interviews Manresa cooks and Executive Chef David Kinch, as well as her brother (also a chef) and parents about how gender norms shaped her own upbringing. “Cooks love to talk about the hardships we’ve gone through. The first time I cut myself. The worst burn I ever got. This angry chef who threw a plate off the pass and yelled at everyone in sight. Some would call us masochistic,” Osuna wrote in a Medium post last July about her decision to leave Manresa to work on the podcast. “But do we ever talk about the real issues? Alcoholism? Sexism? Wage gaps in the industry? Not really. “But that’s gotta change.” The Weekly talked with Osuna about why she decided to start the podcast, the kitchen culture at Manresa and her immediate reaction when she found out Copper & Heat had been nominated for a James Beard award (hint: there was lots of profanity). This interview has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity and length. Where was your first kitchen job? I’m originally from Boise, Idaho. I got a job when I was in college at this gastropub place called Buforia. They’re no longer there. They had a kitchen set up where

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everybody did everything — prep, line and dishwasher. I was on the line. Were you the only woman in the kitchen or one of a few? The only one. That was part of the interview, too. The chef was like, ‘Hey, you’re the only one. Are you going to be OK with that?’ I’m like, ‘Sure, I’m OK with that.’ ... I’m a very stubborn individual. As soon as somebody tells me I can’t do something, I’m like, ‘I’m going to show you that I can,’ ... even though I’ve never worked in a kitchen and I’m a woman. What inspired you to start the podcast? I started blogging. I would talk to my partner Ricardo about it a lot. I was already (thinking), ‘I want to get it out somewhere and do something.’ He and I are both musicians. He’s also a sound engineer. ... He said, ‘What if we did something like a podcast where you can actually record these conversations that you have with people?’ That’s how it came about. We hear in the podcast some of the concerns you had before starting it — worrying whether the subject matter really mattered and how it would be received. Why did you decide to go forward with it? I’m (still) working through it. I do think it’s a really important thing. It’s just a constant struggle. Am I the one to do it? But it’s been really nice to have some of these conversations. Edalyn (Garcia), she works at The Village Pub in Woodside, she’s been one of the biggest pieces of support that I’ve had. (Editor’s note: Osuna interviews Garcia on the podcast.). To hear her be like, ‘This has really changed how I look at things and how I’m approaching management.’ ... If one person comes away from the podcast with an experience of that or feelings like that, then it’s something to keep doing. I just keep reminding myself of that. What was the reaction to the podcast like from inside the restaurant industry? From listeners

who know nothing about kitchen culture? Most of my coworkers ... almost all of them were in it. They were really excited about it. We’ve never really had those conversations before. It was just cool to sit down and have some really serious conversations where they shared some really deep stuff. They’ve all been super supportive. Other people, like my parents, had been sharing it with some of their friends. Hearing some of them be like, ‘Wow, I had no idea that any of it was like this.’ It’s interesting and also very gratifying. People back in Idaho — a lot of conservatives and a lot of people who don’t really think about a lot of social issues — it’s cool to hear that they’re starting to think about it. What was the kitchen culture like at Manresa? Surprisingly, a lot better than I was expecting going into working at a fine-dining place. They do cultivate more of a zen-like space. There’s not nearly as much yelling. It’s more of a quiet pressure. As far as the sexism and misogyny stuff, I was the only female on the savory side. All of the pastry department was women. But since I’ve left, I think that changed ... it just changes really frequently. I think it’s more the sous chefs ... one in particular who I had a hard time getting along with workingwise and I think he had a very oldschool mindset. There have been headlines saying “diversity won big” at the James Beard awards this year, with more people of color and women being recognized. What, if anything, does that signal about the state of the restaurant industry today? It will be interesting to see over the next few years if that continues or if it’s just right now. It’s at the forefront of everybody’s mind so they’re trying to prove it. But ... it has seemed like they’re actively working to do that. One of the reasons why we even applied in the first place was that they waived their entrance fee for a first-time applicant. (Editor’s note: The James

Beard Foundation waived the $150 entry fee for first-time submissions this year to “attract new voices.”) It’s really exclusionary to a lot of people, people in media who have so little money. It doesn’t cost anything for the chef awards but the media awards do. I think that was a really cool thing that they did to really welcome new voices. We wouldn’t have applied had we had to pay. Are you hopeful that things are headed in the right direction in terms of gender equality and kitchen culture in the restaurant industry? Yeah, I am. I think that conversations are happening. Chefs, especially, a lot of chefs feel they are in a position of power now (and) they can start talking about these things. Chef Kwame (Onwuachi, an African-American chef who referenced Jim Crow laws after winning the 2019 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year award) said he would have never brought any of this up before but he’s now in a position where he can start sharing his story. I think there are a lot of people who are rejecting the old way. I think as more chefs talk about it and it trickles down and the cooks start to talk about it, it will continue to get better. I do really hope that it doesn’t just stay in the big cities. I hope it extends out into some of the smaller cities. I’m from Idaho where they’re about 10 years behind in food trends. It would be really great to see some of this stuff pick up faster than some of the other foodie things. What was your reaction when you found out Copper & Heat had been nominated for a James Beard award? (It was) completely unexpected. We knew that the nominations were going to come out in March. I wasn’t expecting anything. ... (The morning of the nominations) my husband had to get up for work. He happened to open it right as they were saying (continued on page 31)

Eating Out


Stanford Continuing Studies presents

Adrienne Rich: A Celebration of Her Poems

Local food & retail happenings

SPALTI SPACE BECOMES GREEKTURKISH RESTAURANT ... Longtime Palo Alto Italian restaurant Spalti has closed, and the owner has partnered with another local restauranteur to open a new concept: Smyrna, a Greek-Turkish restaurant. Philliph Bulutogli opened Spalti at 417 S. California Ave. nearly three decades ago. Though the restaurant served Northern Italian food, Bulutogli is a Turkish-born Kurd. Bulutogli sold the restaurant in 2012 to Ayhan Akgul, who is also from Turkey. Akgul teamed up with another native of Turkey and local restaurant owner, Zubi Duygu of Urfa Bistro in Los Altos, to open Smyrna this week, Duygu said. Urfa, which opened in downtown Los Altos in 2015, serves a primarily Turkish menu. The new restaurant is named for an ancient Greek city, once the site of the Greco-Turkish War and now known in Turkey by a different name, Izmir. Smyrna’s tagline is “Two cultures, one journey,” Duygu said. Smyrna is now open for dinner only from 5-9 p.m. — E.K. MÉLANGE OPENING AT STANFORD ... Chandan Allen, the Menlo Park designer who has carved out a local niche designing tailor-made clothes for professionals, mothers and entrepreneurs, is opening a women’s boutique at Stanford Shopping Center in mid June. Mélange will feature Allen’s clothing line “Chandan Allen” and her contemporary ready-to-wear brand “The Sancy.” Every item in the shop has been designed in California and hand-crafted in Allen’s family-run factory in Mumbai, India, according to the company’s website. Allen is an Indian-born fashion designer who moved to California in 2014 after attending Central Saint Martins College of Fashion in London and launching her flagship Mélange boutique in Cape Town, South Africa, where she was living in 2007. Her designs are characterized by contemporary, colorful styles infused with signature prints and surface

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our name. He came running into the bedroom, hitting me, ‘THEY JUST SAID OUR NAME!’ I was half asleep. He immediately, as he does, turned on his recorder and started recording. I kept saying, ‘What the f---’ over and over again for about two minutes. What will season two be about? One of the things that came up so much when we were taking to people for season one: the economics and financial burdens of being in fine-dining and just in restaurants in general. We want to explore some of that. ... the divide behind front of house and

ornamentation. According to Allen’s website, she is committed to giving back to communities in India and Africa, and supports a network of artisans, sewers, pattern-makers, manufacturers and small business owners in India. — L.T. VEGAN CAFE OPENS AT AVA’S ... A vegan cafe opened this week inside Ava’s Downtown Market & Deli in downtown Mountain View. HeyOEats took over the space last occupied by Omelette House inside the 340 Castro St. market. The owners of HeyOEats are focused on sustainability in the food and drink world, their first venture being a bottled bamboo leaf tea company called Igzu. The owner of Ava’s Market, which sells the teas, approached Igzu co-founders Zachary Anderson and Courtney McCoy to see if they would want to open a storefront to replace Omelette House, Anderson said. Anderson, a vegan and Kentucky native, developed the HeyOEats menu, which includes an Impossible burger, grilled “chicken” from Beyond Meat and vegan garlic-herb cheese and butter from Miyoko’s. There’s also vegan beer cheese with pretzels, a vegan reuben sandwich, gluten-free skillet pastas and pad Thai made entirely from vegetables, among other dishes. HeyOEats will be open for lunch and dinner initially, then add breakfast and weekend brunch down the line. At HeyOEats, customers can order at a counter and eat their food inside the market or take it to go. HeyOEats will at first be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and later have the same hours as Ava’s (8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily, until 9 p.m. on Sundays). — E.K. Compiled by the Weekly staff; this week written by Elena Kadvany and Linda Taaffe. Got leads on interesting and news-worthy retail developments? The Weekly will check them out. Email shoptalk@

back of house and that eternal feud: wage disparity. Is there anything else you’d like to add about Copper & Heat? It’s really exciting that James Beard recognized that the voices of cooks are important. Obviously I think they picked us because gender issues are really timely right now, but also because we’re talking to cooks and that’s not something that people do a lot. I think it’s really important that the cooks are talked to and not just celebrity chefs. More information and episodes of the podcast are available at Q Staff writer Elena Kadvany can be emailed at ekadvany@

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) was one of the defining poets of our time and place. She came to national and international prominence with her feminist poems of the 1960s and 1970s, but her practice evolved over the more than sixty years of her published volumes. The recent publication of her Collected Poems: 1950-2012, her Selected Poems, and a revised and updated Norton Critical Edition of her Poetry and Prose, have renewed appreciation of her extraordinary achievement for a world urgently in need of her deeply ethical and eloquent words.

On this evening, the four editors of those books (Pablo Conrad, Albert Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, and Brett Millier) will read poems, with commentary, in a dramatic exploration of the range of Rich’s work. Eavan Boland, a distinguished poet who has written perceptively about her influence, will deliver introductory remarks.

Thursday, May 23 • 7:30 pm Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education Stanford University • Free and open to the public For more information:

The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Sarum Seminar, and Stanford Continuing Studies present

Medieval M atters

Yes, Your Majesty: Historical Fiction and the Anachronistic Style

When we read a work of historical fiction, are we encountering the real truth about the past—or are we working through a series of lies designed to deceive us in new ways? What is “truth” in a historical novel—and what are “facts”? How do writers, readers, scholars, and critics understand the suspension of disbelief required if we are to immerse ourselves in a past world, even as our own world challenges us to separate fact from fiction, truth from lies, in ever more demanding and creative ways? Drawing on his dual experiences as a historical novelist and a scholar of medieval literature, University of Virginia professor Bruce Holsinger will explore the changing nature of historical fiction in an era of alternative facts and political mendacity.

Wednesday, May 22 ¸ 7:30 pm Building 200 (History Corner), Room 002 Stanford University ¸Free and open to the public For more information: • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 31


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Shakespeare: Endgame Kenneth Branagh becometh renowned playwright in ‘All is True’ 000 (Guild)

Shakespeare nerds — and here I include myself — will drink deeply from “All is True,” a new work of historical fiction about the great playwright’s “retirement” years. Legendary Shakespearean actors Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen play key roles, but there’s an even bigger headline: Directing the film and starring as William Shakespeare is none other than Sir Kenneth Branagh. Aside from his many prominent Shakespearean stage credits, Branagh helmed and typically starred in films of “Henry V,” “Much Ado About Nothing,”

“Hamlet,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “As You Like It,” so Branagh taking on the role of the Bard himself qualifies as an event. The title “All is True” derives from the alternative title to “Henry VIII,” the play infamously on the stage of the Globe Theatre in 1613 when an errant cannon set fire to the thatched roof and burned the Globe to the ground. Branagh’s “All is True” introduces its cheeky title along with the “Chandos” portrait of Shakespeare and a recreation of the Globe’s destruction, two signifiers of Shakespearean history. Of course, when it comes to the

Kenneth Branagh and Lydia Wilson in “All Is True.” historical record, Shakespeare’s last years are hardly more definitive than his youth. Screenwriter Ben Elton (“Blackadder”) alludes to the scraps we have, but imagines the rest. In “All is True” Shakespeare returns to the place of his birth and formative years and is greeted by the ghost of Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s son who died at age 11, becomes the “Rosebud” of “All is True” as his father obsesses over the tragic loss of this presumable budding genius. The angle feels like a stretch — after all, Shakespeare







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essentially abandoned his entire family for his London theatrical career well before Hamnet’s untimely demise — but it allows Elton to turn the screws on the domestic drama of Shakespeare moving into his New Place property and having to contend with its occupants: his estranged wife Anne Hathaway (Dench) and Hamnet’s twin sister Judith (Kathryn Wilder). (Lydia Wilson plays Shakespeare’s other daughter, Susanna, who lives elsewhere with her husband.) Although Elton brings out a bit of the droll comedy of the

situation, the tone skews mostly dreary, to match the weather and the dim lighting of the Jacobean era. James Merifield’s production design, Hannah Spice’s set decoration, and Zac Nicholson’s cinematography gorgeously evoke the period: Had the story and acting been total disasters, the film’s visual qualities would alone justify seeing “All is True.” But Elton and Branagh offer considerably more as we contemplate not the idealized Shakespeare of the popular imagination — the man heralded here for writing “the greatest body of plays that ever were or will be” — but instead a flawed human being. The film’s highlight is the duet of Branagh and McKellen. McKellen plays the Earl of Southampton, known to scholars as the Bard’s probable male object of affection, commemorated in numerous sonnets. Branagh and McKellen trade nuanced performances of Sonnet 29 amidst flirtation, banter and hard truths. The Earl calls Shakespeare “the finest, the most complete, that most beautiful mind, I’ll warrant, that ever existed in this world,” but for all that, he’s still a man, subject to heartbreak and regret. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material and language. One hour, 41 minutes. — Peter Canavese

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‘MILLIONAIRES CRUISE’ SEQUEL RELEASED... Local author Donald McPhail has released the new travel adventure “The Guest from Johannesburg.” The book is a sequel to his debut novel “The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday,” which tells the story of 300plus millionaires living in 1929 San Francisco who set sail on a two-month cruise unaware that everything in their comfortable lives is about to change when the stock market crashes. The sequel picks up with two young men 12,000 miles apart. Set between the beginning of World War II and the Vietnam war, McPhail’s story is an examination of the horrors of war and the heroic resilience of individuals who fight for peace. McPhail is a longtime freelance writer who spent 40 years as a marketing executive in the airline and hospitality industries. After graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1958, his career took him to multiple cities around the world. He currrently lives in Mountain View. McPhail will be at Books Inc. in Mountain View at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23. Books Inc. is located at 317 Castro St. For more information, go to

Palo Alto author Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School’s award-winning journalism teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new “how to” book for parents that shares the principles she used to raise two Silicon Valley tech CEOs and a pediatrics professor.

Parenting for success

Esther Wojcicki shares her secrets to raising two tech CEOs and a college professor in ‘How to Raise Successful People’


by Linda Taaffe

sther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School’s award-winning journalism teacher who founded the Paly Media Arts program and gained international recognition in 2015 after releasing “Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom” — an instruction manual for refocusing education to teach young people how to think — released a new “how to” book on May 7. This time around, the Palo Alto mother looks at how parents can impact children outside of the classroom. In “How to Raise Successful People: Simple lessons for radical results,” Wojcicki shares the principles she used to raise three notable daughters, all of whom rose to the top of competitive, male-dominated professions. Wojcicki is the mother of Susan Wojcicki, who is the CEO of YouTube; Anne Wojcicki, who is the CEO of 23andMe; and Janet Wojcicki, who is a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Wojcicki, known as “Woj” among her students at Paly, said people kept asking her what she did to raise such successful children, so she decided to write a book about it.

“I’ve spent a lifetime collecting this information, and I thought I would make it easy and share it with everyone,” she said. The key to raising happy and successful children, she explains in the book, is a method she developed called TRICK, an acronym for trust, respect, independence, collaboration and kindness. The lessons are simple, but the results are radical. Wojcicki will talk about her book at Palo Alto High at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, during a special event co-hosted by Books Inc. and the school. Wojcicki’s methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting, which she said has become epidemic. “Stress levels are going up, not down,” she said. “Parents need to relax. Their kids are much more capable and sensible than they think. They are going to be OK. The key is trust ... trusting your child. When you trust your child, they feel good about themselves and they trust themselves.” Wojcicki said she doesn’t want to discourage parents from arranging afterschool activities but suggests cutting back on their number. A lot of those kids can hardly do

anything on their own because they are so pre-programmed, she said. She advises parents to let their children lead, something she did with her own children from an early age, and emphasizes the importance of eliciting curiosity in children by encouraging them to ask the right questions. “I didn’t buy my kids all those toys that did things for you. I gave them a lot of freedom to come up with their own idea of what to play,” she said. “My kids were busy doing things like using blankets from the closet to make forts. They didn’t have any Barbie dolls, but they had a lot of stuffed animals, and their stuffed animals always had adventures. The house was sort of a mess, sorry to say, but you know, they were having fun coming up with ideas.” Wojcicki said that when parents support curiosity, what they’re really developing is a child’s imagination. Wojcicki’s three daughters attribute much of their ability to thrive during the ups and downs of life to the way their parents raised them. “We don’t remember ever having our ideas or thoughts dismissed because we were children,” they wrote in the foreword of the book. “At every age, our parents listened and acted like it was a two-way street for learning. We learned to advocate for ourselves, to listen and to realize when we might be wrong.” “We argued, but we didn’t fight,” Anne added. Wojcicki said the impetus for

raising her children to be independent thinkers happened when she was 10. Her 16-month-old brother, David, was playing on the kitchen floor and came across a bottle of aspirin that he thought was a toy. He ended up swallowing dozens of pills. Her mother immediately called the doctor, who told her to put him to bed and check him in a few hours. Her mother did exactly what she was told, but David got worse. Her mother, a poor Russian immigrant, drove him to hospital after hospital but was turned away, and David died before he could be treated. “My mom was unsure of herself and didn’t trust her instincts,” Wojcicki said. “I decided not to trust people with long titles and began to ask ‘why’ and challenge the system. ... This made me an independent thinker.” Wojcicki said never pushed her children but showed them how to make their own choices. “I couldn’t control what happened to them in life, but I could give them this tool to think no matter what happens to them in life, and that’s all I wanted to do. I didn’t want to have a repeat of what my mother suffered because she never recovered from that tragedy.” Tickets for the May 22 event are $35 and include a copy of “How to Raise Successful People.” A portion of all ticket sales benefits Paly. More information is available at Q Associate Editor Linda Taaffe can be reached at ltaaffe@ Courtesy of Esther Wojcicki

PALO ALTO’S ‘ASPARAGUS KING’ ... Local author and journalist Robin Chapman’s book “Historic Bay Area Visionaries,” tells the story of six people from California history who made significant impacts in their communities, including Palo Alto businessman Thomas Foon Chew, a Chinese immigrant who owned and operated the third largest cannery in the nation. His story is featured at the Los Altos History Museum as part of the “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation” exhibit, which explores the history of innovations in the food industry that changed the diets of people all around the world. In her book, Chapman describes how Chew’s Bayside Canning Company revolutionized the food industry. After joining his father’s tomato-canning operation following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Chew expanded into apricots, peaches, plums and more. He added a plant in Palo Alto’s Mayfield area (the building where Fry’s Electronics is now housed) and established a hot-lunch program and housing for Chinese workers who were prevented from renting elsewhere in the city. Local paper’s dubbed him “The Asparagus King” for perfecting the canning of the green vegetable. Photos of his cannery, the workers and his family, along with excerpts from book, will be on display until Sept. 8. Chapman’s book is available in the gift shop. The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. For more information, go to

Courtesy of Esther Wojcicki

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Enemy Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chronicles local statesmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in Japanese internment camp

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Prior to these events, Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only worries were learning how to write in Japanese and getting good grades. He never thought of himself as a Japanese American; he just saw himself as a normal San Jose boy who liked baseball, playing with his dog and going to the movies with friends. His family just wanted to live the American dream. Along with Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memories, the book is filled with images that depict different moments in Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life: family photos taken before the war, the dismal living conditions at Heart Mountain and antiJapanese American propaganda from the era. Mineta, who was influential in getting the United States to apologize for Executive Order 9066 with the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and providing reparations to Japanese Americans, hopes this book will prevent history from repeating itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He feels itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so critical that (younger audiences) understand what happened and why,â&#x20AC;? said biographer Andrea Warren, who was inspired to write the book after seeing Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name on display at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center during a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Warren, who spent three days at Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Jose home talking to him about his childhood, said she believes that much of the country, including Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own parents, adopted a â&#x20AC;&#x153;code of silenceâ&#x20AC;? following World War II to forget about the camps and the shame of that injustice. Mineta and his family were kept away from their San Jose home for three years, detained at the camp with 10,000 others in crowded barracks furnished with iron cots and without access to sanitary facilities. To Warren, the most touching moment of Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story was when he recalled sharing a small, confined room with his parents,


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orman Mineta, the trailblazing congressman from San Jose who served two presidential cabinets and 10 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, has come forward to share a different story about his life before politics in the first biography of the 87-year-old to ever be published. Released on April 30, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enemy Childâ&#x20AC;? recounts Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood years spent in a Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain, Montana, during World War II from the innocent perspective of a young Mineta. Mineta shares his childhood memories of living in San Jose before World War II, the alienation from his American friends when President Franklin D. Roosevelt isNorman sued Executive Mineta Order 9066, sending his family to the remote internment camp after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and his subsequent struggle integrating back to a normal life. He eventually becomes the first Asian American mayor of San Jose, the first Japanese American from the mainland to be elected to Congress, the first Asian American to serve in a presidential cabinet and the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of Transportation. In his biography, Mineta recalls being at church with his family on the day of the life-changing Pearl Harbor bombing that set in motion the removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;resident enemy aliens,â&#x20AC;? from their communities and their incarceration in isolated internment camps for the duration of World War II. Under Executive Order 9066, Japanese American families, including Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, were told they had to evacuate San Jose by May 30, 1942.


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two sisters and brother that they called home. It was apparent that the family had become very closeknit during this time. Slowly, his sisters, brother and father were permitted to leave the camp to pursue work and other opportunties. Mineta, who was too young to work, remained behind with his mother as she waited for her immigration documents to be approved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His parents have always taken such good care of him, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literally on his own,â&#x20AC;? Warren said. Mineta was worried all the time until the two were allowed to rejoin his father in Chicago, where he found comfort in being able to listen to his old favorite radio shows. Coming from the perspective of a child protagonist who endures a historically significant event, Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biography is crafted to resonate with readers of all ages. The book also connects Minetaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past to the immigration struggles that Muslim Americans and others are currently experiencing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doomed to repeat history if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand it,â&#x20AC;? Warren said. A document portrait of the statesman will also premiere on PBS, including interviews with Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, on Monday, May 20 from 9-10 p.m. Q Editorial Intern Christian Trujano can be emailed at

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Home Front OLD PALO ALTO HOME LISTED AT $40M ... A five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Old Palo Alto hit the market with a $40-million price tag on Wednesday, May 16. Built in 1917, the 10,877-square-foot English-Tudor-style home sits on a 1.12-acre site on Churchill Avenue. According to SFGate, the current owner, who is a former Facebook COO, purchased the home for $9 million in 2011 and gutted and completely remodeled the 102-year-old home. The asking price is $10 million more than the most expensive sale ever recorded in the city — $30 million for a home located in the same neighborhood at 1950 Cowper St., which sold in 2015. PALO ALTO RANKED ‘FASTEST LUXURY MARKET’ Palo Alto and San Francisco are two of the fastest markets in the nation for selling luxury homes, according to the newly released “U.S. Luxury Homes Index” from New York-based Concierge Auctions real estate auction firm, which examined the top 10 most expensive homes sold in 56 highend markets around the U.S. Homes in Palo Alto sold in 86 days on average, and homes in San Francisco sold in 103 days. By contrast, areas with the slowest luxury sales, saw homes stay on the market for an average of 1,109 days. The total days on market for all 56 markets evaluated in 2018 was 506 days. According to the report, Palo Alto’s luxury market not only outpaced other markets but experienced a year-over-year uptick. The average price of the city’s top 10 most expensive homes rose 25.68% and the number of days a home stayed on the market dropped by 53%. The average sales price rose from $9.98 million in 2017 to $12.3 million in 2018; nine out of 10 homes sold in under 180 days and achieved an average of 95.06% of their list price, according to the report. In 2018, the luxury market continued to be highly segmented with pockets of strength and weakness. Of the 56 market analyzed, the average sale price was $12.2 million. Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email editor@ Deadline is one week before publication.


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South of Midtown They came for the schools, stayed for the ‘grounded, eco-conscious’ vibe

by Melissa McKenzie Photos by Veronica Weber

Top: A family walks across the Magical Bridge at the 21.4-acre Mitchell Park that often serves as a gathering place for impromptu neighborhood get togethers. Above left: The residential streetscape has become an eclectic mix of housing styles as new homes replace older ones. Far right: Palo Alto Cafe patrons chat outside the family-operated coffee house at the Midtown shopping center — one of the nearby shopping districts that residents can access on foot or by bicycle. arilyn Keller and Lisa Barkin both chose their homes in Palo Alto’s South of Midtown neighborhood in 2000 because, at the time, it was less expensive than surrounding areas and could still get them a Palo Alto ZIP code and inclusion into the high-ranking Palo Alto Unified School District. Nearly two decades later, the longtime residents say they have remained there for an entirely different reason — they don’t think there’s a better place to live. “People here seem very family-focused and grounded compared to the Palo Alto stereotype of the super elite,” said Keller, who’s youngest child is set to begin college next fall. “I like the international character of our neighborhood with a lot of newcomers from various places with interesting and inspiring life stories. ... Our neighbors are super friendly and very supportive of each other, which I value. “ She said residents get together several times a year for block parties, an ice cream social at Hoover Park and numerous local events held by the schools or the Midtown Residents Association. Barkin said the neighborhood’s location — bounded by Alma Street, Middlefield Road, East Meadow Drive and Loma Verde Avenue — can’t be beat: It’s within walking or biking distance of Midtown, California Avenue and Mountain View’s shopping districts, as well as Fairmeadow Elementary School, JLS Middle


School and Mitchell Park, with its library and community center. “I’m pretty happy here,” said Barkin, who moved into her house 19 years ago and has since watched her children go through the public school system. “We wanted our kids to go to public schools ... and I’m happy with our decision.” Barkin, who has one child in college and another in high school, said the school district continues to be a big draw for many of the younger families moving into the neighborhood. Bryant Street, which runs through South of Midtown, is a defining part of the neighborhood. Designated as a bike boulevard optimized for bicycle traffic, the street in part has fostered an “eco-conscious” vibe, Barkin said. “There’s a lot of accessibility, so it’s an active walking and biking community,” she said. “I feel safe doing both, and my son has ridden his bike to school for the past two years. People are very conscious about their footprint and the environment. For the most part, people are good about taking other methods of transportation besides their cars.” It’s that sense of community and feeling of security that keeps residents active and connected to their neighbors, she added. Keller said she’s concerned about the future of the neighborhood as the city moves forward with plans to redesign its rail corridor, which runs through the neighborhood. Closing down

the railcrossing at Churchill Avenue is among the options being considered in the redesign. Keller said she’s worried that closing the crossing could compound the neighborhood’s worsening traffic congestion spurred by construction of higher-density housing in the area. Q Melissa McKenzie is a freelance writer for the Weekly. She can be emailed at


CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS (nearby): Besse Bolton Kids’ Club, 500 E. Meadow Drive; Milestones Preschool, 3864 Middlefield Road; Covenant Children’s Center, 670 E. Meadow Drive; El Carmelo Kids’ Club, 3024 Bryant St.; Grace Lutheran Preschool, 3149 Waverley St. FIRE STATION: No. 4, 3600 Middlefield Road LIBRARY: Mitchell Park branch, 3700 Middlefield Road LOCATION: bounded by Loma Verde Avenue, East Meadow Drive, Middlefield Road and Alma Street NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: part of Midtown Residents Association, Sheri Furman, 650-856-0869 PARKS: Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive; Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St. POST OFFICE: Cambridge, 265 Cambridge Ave. PRIVATE SCHOOLS (nearby): International School of the Peninsula, 3233 Cowper St.; Challenger School, 3880 Middlefield Road; Keys School Lower Campus, 2890 Middlefield Road PUBLIC SCHOOLS: El Carmelo and Fairmeadow elementary schools, J.L. Stanford Middle School, Gunn High School SHOPPING: Midtown Shopping Center, Middlefield Road and Colorado Avenue; Charleston Center; Alma Plaza • Palo Alto Weekly • May 17, 2019 • Page 35

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Understated elegance on a quiet street In addition to the gracious living/dining room and very large kitchen/great room, the floor plan provides an office, half-bath and junior bed/bath suite on the main level. Avid cooks or simply fanatical foodies can choose from the large, well-equipped kitchen indoors or custom back-yard outdoor kitchen for meal preparation and entertaining. The professionally landscaped yard has built-in seating around the cooking center and a play structure providing recreation areas for all ages. The master suite has room for a sitting area. A second junior suite is on this level and the other bedrooms are served by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Downtown centers of both Menlo Park and Palo Alto, access to Freeway 280, Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford medical facilities and both public and private schools are convenient to this location. List price: $4,450,000.


Year built: 2009 Living space: Approximately 3400 sq. ft. Designated Schools: Las Lomitas, La Entrada, Menlo-Atherton High Listing Agent: Nancy Goldcamp, DRE#00787851 Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalRE License #01908304.

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ATHERTON 129 Karen Way Sun 2-4 Compass 46 Lilac Dr Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 2 Selby Ln Sat/Sun 1-5 DeLeon Realty 3 Irving Av Sun 1:30-4:30 Compass 90 Macbain Av Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker

BURLINGAME 2216 Davis Dr Sat/Sun 1-4 Alain Pinel Realtors


1057 Shell Blvd #1 (C) Sat/Sun 1-4 Intero


46925 Aloe Ct Sat/Sun 1-4 Keller Williams Realty

HILLSBOROUGH 760 Crystal Springs Rd Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker


456 Gabilan St #6 Sat/Sun 1-4 Sereno Group 14433 Debell Rd Sat/Sun 1-5 DeLeon Realty 2220 Ancora Ct Sat/Sun 12-5 Intero 308 Blue Oak Ln Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Compass 1495 Cedar Pl Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Alain Pinel Realtors 1072 Dartmouth Ln B19 Sun 1-4 Sereno Group 930 Hayman Pl Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 317 Silvia Dr Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 211 Solana Dr Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 1272 Via Huerta Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Alain Pinel Realtors

$7,195,000 3 BD/4 BA 400-8424 $6,995,000 3 BD/2 BA 465-6210 $1,988,000 3 BD/3 BA 900-7000 $4,595,000 4 BD/3 BA 465-7459 $5,995,000 5 BD/3.5 BA 465-6210 $2,295,000 4 BD/2 BA 492-0200 $899,000 2 BD/2 BA 543-7740 $2,795,000 4 BD/3.5 BA 740-8363 $5,395,000 5 BD/6.5 BA 851-2666 $1,698,000 2 BD/2 BA 279-7622 $1,988,000 3 BD/3 BA 900-7000 $2,888,000 4 BD/2.5 BA 543-7740 $3,650,000 4 BD/3 BA 740-7954 $2,689,000 4 BD/2 BA 823-3057 $3,800,000 4 BD/3 BA 743-5010 $3,450,000 4 BD/2.5 BA 947-4700 $3,798,000 4 BD/4 BA 947-4700 $4,898,000 4 BD/5 BA 947-4700 $3,000,000 4 BD/2.5 BA 823-8057


12468 Barley Hill Rd $3,998,000 Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 4 BD/2.5 BA Sereno Group 740-5390 27760 Edgerton Rd $5,295,000 Sun 2-4 4 BD/6 | 2 BA Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 388-0730 28040 Elena Rd $3,500,000 Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 4 BD/2.5 BA DeLeon Realty 900-7000 25055 La Loma Dr $8,988,000 Sat 1:30-4:30 5 BD/5+2 H BA DeLeon Realty 900-7000


14815 Los Gatos Almaden Rd $1,698,000 Sat/Sun 2-4 3 BD/2 BA Keller Williams Realty 703-8602 101 Ohlone Ct $2,315,000 Sat/Sun 2-4 4 BD/2.5 BA Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 408-387-3227

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1220 Hamilton Av Sun 1:30-4:30 DeLeon Realty 1320 Byron St Sat/Sun 1-5 DeLeon Realty 103 Melville Av Sat/Sun 1-4 Intero 2102 Old Page Mill Rd Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 926 Colonial Ln Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Keller Williams Realty 717/723 Ellsworth Pl Sat 1:30-4:30 DeLeon Realty 1301 Hamilton Av Sat 2-4 Compass 30 Kellogg Av Sun 1:30-4:30 Sereno Group 760 Moreno Av Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 3769 Nathan Way Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Alain Pinel Realtors 3170 Ross Rd Sat/Sun 1-5 DeLeon Realty 2130 Byron St Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 118 Churchill Av Sat/Sun 1-5 DeLeon Realty 328 Churchill Av Sat/Sun 1-5 DeLeon Realty 369 Churchill Av By Appointment DeLeon Realty 1429 Emerson St Sun 1:30-4:30 Alain Pinel Realtors 2494 Tasso St Sun 1:30-4:30 Keller Williams Realty 1554 Walnut Dr Sat/Sun 2-4 Coldwell Banker 1800 Webster St Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Compass

PORTOLA VALLEY 180 Cherokee Way Sat/Sun 2-4:30 Coldwell Banker 131 Gabarda Way Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 1019 Los Trancos Rd Sat 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 116 Russell Av Sat/Sun 1-4 Coldwell Banker 139 Crescent Av Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 330 Dedalera Way Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 272 Golden Hills Dr Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker 2 Portola Green Cir Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Alain Pinel Realtors 80 Golden Oak Dr Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30 Intero 880 Westridge Dr Sun 1:30-4:30 Coldwell Banker

REDWOOD CITY 1038 10th Av Sat/Sun 1-4 Alain Pinel Realtors

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HOME RUN HAPPY … Sacred Heart Prep product Andrew Daschbach hit four home runs and drove in five runs in helping thirdranked Stanford topple visiting Cal Poly 7-1 in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday night. He became the first Cardinal to hit four home runs in a game. No one else had hit more than three. Stanford plays Oregon State in a three-game Pac-12 Conference series at home this weekend. Friday’s game time is 6 p.m. The teams are part of a three-way tie, with UCLA, for first place in conference play.

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Stanford men, women both head to NCAA championships by Staff Report tanford senior Isaiah Salinda thought it was the perfect way to say farewell to the golf course he’s called home over the past four years. His teammates were in complete agreement. Time for the Cardinal to get ready for a fitting encore after winning the NCAA Stanford Regional at rainy Stanford Golf Course on Wednesday Leading wire-to-wire, No. 12 Stanford made the most of its home course advantage to capture its fourth tournament in succession and qualifying for a berth in the NCAA Championships, May 24-29, at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It will be Stanford’s 12th trip in the last 15 years. The last time the Cardinal won four consecutive tournaments was in 2013-14. Coming into the regional, the Cardinal prevailed at The Goodwin, the Western Intercollegiate and Pac12 Championships. In its last four starts, the Cardinal is an accumulative 48-under. “We’re happy that we picked up


No. 12 Stanford made the most of its home-course advantage to capture its fourth tournament in succession and qualify for a berth in the NCAA Championships. our fourth win a row and we just want to keep this momentum going,” said Stanford coach Conrad Ray. “Now anything is possible when you get a ticket to the big show.” Salinda, competing on his home course for the last time, earned medalist honors for the second time in a month. He shot rounds of 67-68-68 to conclude at 10-under 200. Salinda scored

his first victory collegiate triumph last month at the Western Intercollegiate. “Perfect way to end it,” Salinda said. “It was kind of tough day with the conditions and I knew it wouldn’t be easy. To finish strong like that feels really good.” Salinda broke a three-way tie with back-to-back birdies at the par-4 15th and par-5 16th holes. He made an eight-footer at 15,

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HEY COACH … Stanford Director of Athletics Bernard Muir announced the hiring of Dan Schemmel as the school’s men’s swimming coach. Schemmel, who becomes the sixth coach in program history, spent the previous three years as coach of both the men’s and women’s programs at Hawai’i. The women’s program won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship in each of those three seasons while the men’s team captured its first conference championship since 2006.

Cardinal junior David Snyder secured his third top-10 in his last four starts by tying for second, posting scores of 67-68-68 to finish at 7-under 203.

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CCS PLAYOFFS … Gunn and Menlo-Atherton each lost their first Central Coast Section baseball games. They were both playing in the postseason tournament for the first time since Gunn edged M-A 3-1 in 2015. Nathan Nakamitsu collected two hits and pitched a complete game in the Titans’ 5-0 loss to Leland. Cade Galles had two hits in the Bears’ 8-0 loss to Los Altos … The Gunn softball team also played in its first CCS game in five years, losing to Piedmont Hills 6-2. Michele Schwarzwalder and Lauren Li each had two hits for the Titans.

then flushed a 221-yard 4-iron on the green with his second shot at 16 and nearly made the 12-foot eagle putt. “I didn’t do any one thing particularly great,” said Salinda. “Everything was really solid. I drove it well and when I was out of position, I was able to save pars and keep the momentum going.” Stanford closed with a field-best 8-under-par 272 to finish the 54hole, 13-team regional at 23-under 817. It was the sixth regional crown for the Cardinal, who previously won in 1996, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Arizona State and North Carolina tied for second at 11-under 829, while Georgia Southern claimed fourth and LSU placed fifth. All advance to the NCAA Championships. In all, 30 teams and six individuals from six regional sites qualified for the NCAA Championships. Cardinal junior David Snyder secured his third top-10 in his last four starts by tying for second, posting scores of 67-68-68 to finish at 7-under 203. He was runnerup at The Goodwin in late March. Senior Brandon Wu continued his stellar play and tied for sixth. He shot rounds of 68-67-69 to wind up at 6-under 204 and has finished in the top-10 in five-ofhis-last-six starts and hasn’t finished lower than 11th. Junior Henry Shimp recorded his best round of the week with a 68 and shared 43rd with freshman Daulet Tuleubayev (74) at 6-over 216. Women’s golf No. 4 Stanford begins play in the NCAA Championships on Friday at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Cardinal advanced out of the East Lansing Regional by virtue of their fourthplace finish. Stanford makes its 10th straight appearance at the NCAA Championships and the program’s 28th all-time appearance. The Cardinal have made it to the semifinals in four straight years, winning Stanford’s only national title in 2015. “We’re just excited to be going,” Stanford coach Anne Walker said. “Once you get to the national championship, all 24 teams have a chance to get hot and we’re preparing like it’s going to be us. Hopefully it will be.” (continued on page 54)


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The Central Coast Section track and field finals take place Friday at Gilroy High. Field events begin at 4 p.m., running events at 6 p.m. The top three finishers in each event advance to the state meet at Buchanan High in Clovis, May 24-25. Here’s a list of qualifiers to the CCS meet from schools in the Palo Alto Weekly’s coverage area:

BOYS 100: Francisco Sanchez (Menlo-Atherton) Season-best 10.93, CCS rank 9th 800: Justin Chiao (Gunn) Season-best 1:56.29, CCS rank 5th 1,600: Max Cluss (Sacred Heart Prep) Season-best 4:21.07, CCS rank 11th; (continued on page 55)


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(continued from page 52) THE RIZE OF LACROSSE â&#x20AC;Ś NorCal RIZE, a local club lacrosse team will be hosting tryouts for its summer program on Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. at Menlo-Atherton High for girls about to enter seventh grade through rising high school seniors. Interested players are requested to register on at All levels from absolute beginners to the most advanced players are welcome. This is a no-cut club, which will place you on a team that fits your level. For information, visit ON THE SHORT LIST â&#x20AC;Ś The Olympic Club of San Francisco named Stanfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Makenzie Fischer one of three finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award. The award is given to the outstanding female and male collegiate water polo players in the United States as voted by Division I coaches. The winners will be announced at the 20th Annual Cutino Awards Dinner to be held Saturday, June 1 at The Olympic ClubĂ­s City Clubhouse. Fischer, also a finalist last year, is up for the award along with Amanda Longan and Paige Hauschild of USC.

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GUNN TRACK AND FIELD The senior continued his success in the shot put and discus throw at the Central Coast Section track and field trials over the weekend. He recorded a personal best 56-7 in the shot put, the best mark in the CCS this season, and threw the discus 160-6 as the top qualifier.

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Stanford is looking for its second national championship in program history. The Cardinal has finished in the Top 5 10 times in program history at NCAA Championships and has 16 Top 10 finishes. “We haven’t seen the course, but I’ve heard many people say it’s really challenging,” Walker said. “We’re prepared for that as the Stanford Golf Course is really challenging. It demands off the tee, it demands on the second shot. We’re used to playing that type of course.” Cardinal golfers Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela are on the ANNIKA Award final watch list, which consists of the top 10 players in the country. Lee and Valenzuela are also on the watch list for the PING WGCA Player of the Year Award. The Cardinal is one of just two schools with two golfers on the 10-person watch list. Only the top 60 players from the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings are considered, and players must have played at least 15 competitive rounds to have been considered. “It’s a long week, but luckily we have some players with that experience,” Walker continued. “Last week we struggled on the first day of Regionals, but that was a good reminder for us. If you have that same round at NCAAs, you can’t come back from it. No matter what is happening on the course, we have to keep grinding through every shot.” Lee looks to become the program’s leader in career wins. She has eight career wins in 32 starts, tied with Mhairi McKay (199497) for the most in school history. In her 32 career starts, she has posted eight wins, 26 top-10 and 20 top-5 finishes. This season, Lee has two victories with six Top 10s. Eleven of her 22 rounds have been under par with 13 rounds at even or better. Her scoring average is 71.86 while playing the toughest schedule in college golf with a 461-52-15 record. Valenzuela has continued her standout career, posting a win at the East Lake Cup in October and tied for first at the Pac-12 Championship. She has four Top 10 finished with eight rounds under par and 11 rounds out of 22 at even par or better. She has a scoring average of 72.23 this season. Friday’s first round weather forecast calls for a high of 83 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Q

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Sports MenloAthertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Francisco Sanchez qualified fifth in a tightlypacked 100 meters from the CCS trials.

Track and field Alex Evans (Palo Alto) Season-best 4:23.35, CCS rank 15th; Cole Mediratta (Menlo-Atherton) Season-best 4:23.72, CCS rank 16th 3,200: Henry Saul (Palo Alto) Season-best 9:10.53, CCS rank 2nd SHOT PUT: Jared Freeman (Gunn) Season-best 56-7, CCS rank 1st DISCUS: Jared Freeman (Gunn) Season-best 172-0, CCS rank 1st; Noa Ngalu (Menlo-Atherton) Season-best 159-7, CCS rank 3rd; Songi Eke (Menlo-Atherton) Seasonbest 148-10, CCS rank 11th POLE VAULT: Alex Hadidi (Woodside) Season-best 12-6, CCS rank 16th

GIRLS 100: Jessica Eagle (MenloAtherton) Season-best 12.20, CCS rank 2nd 200: Jessica Eagle (MenloAtherton) Season-best 25.07, CCS rank 2nd; Michelle Louie (Menlo School) Seasonbest 25.86, CCS rank 9th 400: Charlotte Tomkinson (Menlo School) Seasonbest 56.84, CCS rank 2nd; Michelle Louie (Menlo School) Season-best 58.70, CCS rank 9th 800: Charlotte Tomkinson (Menlo School) Season-best (state-leading) 2:10.61, CCS rank 1st; Kyra Pretre (Menlo School) Season-best 2:14.29, CCS rank 3rd; Ella Ball (Palo Alto) Season-best 2:17.21, CCS rank 6th 1,600: Kyra Pretre (Menlo School) Season-best 5:01.73, CCS rank 4th 3,200: Tevah Gevelber (Castilleja) Season-best 11:09.69, CCS rank 15th; Sarah Perry (Woodside) Season-best 11:09.85, CCS rank 16th 100 H: Alexandra Chan (Menlo School) Season-best 14.64, CCS rank 3rd 300 H: Ria Sood (Gunn) Season-best 45.88, CCS rank 4th; Alexandra Chan (Menlo School) Season-best 46.78, CCS rank 10th 4X100 RELAY: MenloAtherton (Autriyana Hardy, Jessica Eagle, Malia Latu, Lauren Collingsworth) Seasonbest 48.23, CCS rank 2nd 4X400 RELAY: Menlo School (Michelle Louie, Lauren Hamilton, Kyra Pretre, Charlotte Tomkinson) Seasonbest 3:59.78, CCS rank 4th SHOT PUT: Moorea Mitchell (Castilleja) Season-best 40-3, CCS rank 4th DISCUS: Moorea Mitchell (Castilleja) Season-best 117-5, CCS rank 7th Q

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Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement KYLIX ENTERPRISES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN654197 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Kylix Enterprises, located at 195 Page Mill Road #172, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): KYLIX ENTERPRISES 195 Page Mill Road, Unit #172 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 04/25/2019. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 26, 2019. (PAW May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019) STANFORD SMILE DESIGN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: FBN654173 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Stanford Smile Design, located at 1805 El Camino Real, Suite 202, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is(are): MOSTAAN, DDS Inc. 1805 El Camino Real, Suite 202 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 06/25/2008. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on April 25, 2019. (PAW May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019)

997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KAROLYN BROSZ, aka KAROLYN D. BROSZ Case No.: 19PR185853 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KAROLYN BROSZ, aka KAROLYN D. BROSZ. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: JULIE B. WEBB in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA CLARA. The Petition for Probate requests that: JULIE B. WEBB be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take

many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 13 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, located at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Alexandra Gadzo, Esq. 260 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 208 Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 397-9300 (PAW May 17, 24, 31, 2019) LIEN SALE NOTICE 18225 Notice is hereby given pursuant to sections 3071 and 3072 of the Civil Code of the State of California, the undersigned; William Johnson 1828 Bryant St Palo Alto, Ca. 94301 will sell at public sale on 5/24/2019 at 10:00 AM the following property: 2005 JEEP WRANGLER Vin# 1J4FA39S25P371005 CA Lic# 5RDM741 PAW May 17, 2019

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