The Bay Area Review June 30, 2017

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South Valley Review

VOL. 1, NO. 8

June 30, 2017

Better at knowing what matters to you.

World Games All Star Dinner For High School Athletes in San Jose: Opening Address

Page # 4 Wisdom From a 22-Year-Old By Amanda Faris

Page # 8 Why The Fourth of July?


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Proud All Stars By Ashton A. Simmons, JD, MBA Director of Client Relations The Simmons Law Firm

I started off my remarks to the students by providing my connection with basketball as a high school kid growing up in Pennsylvania in the early 90s. I laid the foundation for my knowledge of basketball by stating that I used to be an avid watcher of ESPN memorizing stats while showcasing my skills on the playground.

I told the crowd that I made a decision while in high school to focus more on education and my future rather than basketball. That decision led to me going straight through college after high school to obtain a B.S. in Finance and later an MBA and law degree. I asked the students how many of them plan

to pursue basketball in college. I next asked the students to identify for me the best point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center among them. I also asked for

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OP ED: Recall Judge Aaron Persky

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Friday, August 11 Sunday, August 13 Plaza de César Chavez Park, Downtown San Jose, Calif. Event Info: summerfest.sanjosejazz. org For nearly three decades, San Jose Jazz has consistently presented internationally renowned talent at its annual SJZ Summer Fest. Through

its own curation and collaborations with local South Bay presenters, SJZ Summer Fest features the best in jazz and related genres for a world-class experience in downtown San Jose from August 11 - 13, 2017. Coinciding with the presentation of some of today’s top stage performers on the Sobrato Organization Main Stage including Chris Botti, George Clinton &

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Parliament Funkadelic, Robert Glasper Experiment, Maceo Parker, Angélique Kidjo and Pedrito Martinez, and The Whispers, SJZ Summer Fest is among the region’s premier showcases for homegrown

Bay Area talent through singular community partnerships at many local venues. Founded in 1986, San Jose Jazz is a public benefit corporation celebrating jazz as a dynamic, evolving art form and is producer of the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and Winter Fest. With its singular music programming and innovative educational offerings, San Jose Jazz preserves the jazz tradition while actively supporting the next generation of performers within the genre and beyond. For more information, please visit

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Making a Difference Celebrating the purchase of 30 acres of open space in Coyote Valley by Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) Land previously under review by the City of San Jose for the development of a warehouse distribution center will now be protected As a longtime advocate for the preservation of open space and protection of Coyote Valley’s natural habitat, I am thrilled to announce that 30 acres of land off Blanchard Road at Monterey Highway – land that was under serious consideration for development of warehouse distribution center – is now forever preserved. This purchase by the Peninsula Open Space Trust is a victory for environmentalists and all who care about the future of our water quality, natural habitats and wildlife. When looking out towards Coyote Valley the hope is to see open green hills, not a 414,000-squarefoot warehouse and

View of Cayote Valley from the Diablo Range. Photo Courtesy of Open Space Authority Santa Clara Valley

distribution center. THANK YOU to POST and its supporters for championing the protection of open space in District 2! Coyote Valley encompasses a unique combination of plant and wildlife habitat, farmland, important water resources, and an essential open space buffer from the urban life. Recent scientific studies have

documented rare species and animal movement in Coyote Valley. Mountain lions, badgers, gray foxes, bobcats, and hundreds of bird species are living in and moving through Coyote Valley. These species and others depend on Coyote Valley as a linkage to live in and move between mountain ranges to maintain genetic diversity and overall ecological health,

especially in the face of a changing climate. Preserving Coyote Valley is essential to the quality of life in San Jose.

In community, Councilmen Sergio Jimenez San Jose District 2

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This map showcases the core habitat areas (in green) that the Coyote alley connects, according to the Bay Area Critical Linkages Report. Photo courtesy of POST

Going Places Wisdom From a 22-Year-Old Photos and Article By Amanda Faris

I know what your thinking. What wisdom could a 22-year-old possibly possess when they haven’t even cracked the surface of life? See, thats just the thing. I haven’t cracked the surface of life. And unfortunately, a lot of older people haven’t either. And from all the

elderly I have met and talked to, that was their biggest regret. I recently took a motorcycle trip to Reno with my boyfriend. Me being the ultimate planner that I am, I kept asking my boyfriend when check-in was, when we were leaving, where we were stopping for gas or food, what we were going to do when we got there and all the other things

I could think of. Now to put into perspective, my boyfriend is a retired marine veteran. He never has a set plan because he never really has to have one. And unfortunately for someone like me, this case was no exception. I’m a planner. I need set times, dates, locations, and everything else that goes into planning a trip such as the one we took. Heck, I need those

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View of Reno from the 341 on our way to Virginia City The Comstock Lode Monument in Virgina City, Nevada

things just to get through a lunch meeting with a friend. And without those answers.. man my anxiety was through the roof. “What if we get stuck without gas in the desert?” “What if we don’t get to the hotel in time?” “What are we even going to do when we get there?” So many questions were swarming through my head. I had no timeframe to go by. No concrete locations to be at. I was completely in the dark and the scariest thing was – so was he. We really didn’t know what was going to happen and when it was going to happen. And being on the motorcycle made it 20 times worse because there is already an unpredictable danger

with that alone. And with all that in my head, we packed up and left. All we had was a direction. And we went. And I had the best time of my life. We were able to just enjoy. We weren’t rushed at all. We stopped when we wanted to and we went where we wanted to. We saw things that we probably wouldn’t have if we had a concrete plan and we did things we probably wouldn’t have. It was so… free. Thats the thing that a lot of people forget to be in life. They forget what it feels like to just go. No destination, no timeframe, nothing to truly do but take off and enjoy. Through our fast paced world we tend to forget the little things and are so

caught up in our rhythm that we forget to sing the song. The wisdom I wish to

send off through this story is simple: take off and enjoy. Don’t plan. Don’t think. Just go. I promise

you, you will see the world in a new light. And that feeling of freedom is the truest blessing of all.

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their opinion of the best NBA player of all time in the position. I then asked how many of the students want to pursue a CAREER in basketball in general. I went on to explain what I meant by a career in basketball and the importance of “playing the long game” in life. While it may be great to play professional basketball, it can also be great to have a career in an industry related to basketball. The surgeon who repairs torn ACLs and broken arms. Or for example, the lawyer who is also the agent for the player and negotiates a $100M+ contract. Or the marketing company that is responsible for inking an endorsement deal. I told the students about Steph Curry coming to one of the malls that I manage with Kaiser Permanente because he was a spokesperson for the medical giant. I told

the students that someone had to negotiate that deal, provide security and coordinate the event. All of those people involved in the transaction have careers that make money and are tied to the sport of basketball. I ended with the importance of getting an education to understand and prepare yourself and family for the long road ahead. If you are lucky to make it in professional sports, most professional sports players’ careers are finished by their mid to late 30s. Those players have a long life to live following sports. They too must think ahead to figure out their next move whether it is in endorsements, broadcasting, investing or owning businesses. Instead of only thinking about today or tomorrow, think about the long road ahead and prepare yourself wisely.

Sports Extra All Star Weekend Special Assignment Brigitte Jones Publisher

Friday, young athletes showed up from all points of Northern and Southern California to display what stuff they are

made of - by way of hard work. It was for the 13th Annual World Games and All-Star Game featuring both male and female senior and underclass sports stars for 2017. That would be for achievements made both

on and off their respective fields and courts of play. The unstoppable Coach Shaw of Hilltoppers Academy brought in NBA great Magic Johnson to wow the crowds at the Saturday morning Basketball tournament held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The Almaden Rotary sponsored the 43rd Annual Charlie Wedermeyer high school All Star football game that was

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Land Of The Free Why the Fourth of July? Special Assignment Amanda Faris Graphic Design Director

Ah, Fourth of July is here again. Red, White, and Blue will drench storefronts and homes throughout the nation. Fireworks will fill the sky and BBQs will be running full throttle for large parties. The American Independence Day is truly a day to be celebrated. But what exactly are we celebrating? Most see the Fourth of July as a holiday commemorating the birth of The United States of America as an independent nation.

However, America didn’t actually declare their independence from Great Britain until November of 1776. The Fourth of July wasn’t the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence either, that was actually in June of 1776. And the Declaration of Independence wasn’t even signed until August 2, 1776. So.. if all of this didn’t happen on the Fourth of July, how in the world did it become such a celebrated date? Well, July 4, 1776 was actually the day that Continental Congress approved all of the

edits and changes to the original draft of the Declaration of Independence submitted on July 2nd by Thomas Jefferson. Due to that approval, July 4, 1776 is the date that was included on the hard copy of the Declaration of Independence as well as the thousands of Dunlap Broadsides (original printed copies of the declaration that were circulated throughout the nation). It’s also printed on the famous handwritten copy signed in August that is now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Fun Fact: America celebrates Constitution Day on September 17th which is the anniversary of when the Constitution was signed; not the approval date. If we followed that same rule with the Declaration of Independence, we wouldn’t be celebrating the Fourth of July. We would be celebrating the 2nd of August. For a long time after the Declaration was approved and distributed, there wasn’t much of a celebration of the date. In 1790, the declaration actually became the poster child for controversy as the Federalists thought it to be too French and too anti-British (which at the time was against many of the policies set in place). Even John Adams complained that America


seemed uninterested in the past in a letter he wrote in 1817. After the War of 1712, the Federalist Party began to fall apart. The new parties of the 1820s and 1830s took it upon themselves to inherit the ideals of the DemocraticRepublicans and Thomas Jefferson. At that time, copies of the Declaration of Independence (all printed with the date of July 4th 1776) began to circulate the nation once again, freshening the date in the minds of all Americans. Some would say that the deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on the 4th of July in 1826 only further promoted the importance of the date. It was around that time that the date began to be celebrated

casually around the country. In 1870, almost 100 years later, Congress finally declared July 4th as an official Holiday, along with other holidays such as Christmas, as part of a series of bills to recognize National Holidays continuing into 1939 and 1941. Resource: https:// www.constitutionfacts. com/us-declaration-ofindependence/fourth-ofjuly/

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Fruit Basket PEAR THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SEASON Pear Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season, an intriguing mix of new works, classics, and even a musical revue. In addition, this season will be the first in the Pear’s 16-year history to be under the guidance of a new Artistic Director, Betsy Kruse Craig. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre’s performance space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Each show offers a preview performance on the first Thursday, followed by Press/ Opening Night on Friday. “I believe in the power of live theatre to unite and ignite strength in a community: a community that understands the incredible importance of art in today’s world,” said incoming Artistic Director Craig. “Theatre shares with us essential truths about the human experience, whether in a brand-new play or a play that’s hundreds of years old, whether comic or tragic or some of each. Each play this season is a view into the lives of its characters, and by reflection, a view on the world we currently live in.”

Pear Theatre began as the Pear Avenue Theatre in June 2002, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Tasca, by a group of theatre artists who believe that audiences are eager for plays that challenge as well as delight and move them. Producing intimate theatre by passionate artists, whether classic works or cutting-edge plays, the Pear attracts theatre artists and audiences from all over the Bay Area for its award-winning and high-quality productions. Pear Theatre moved in 2015 from its original 40-seat warehouse space to a new, state-of-the-art black box theatre close by, with capacity of 7599 seats depending on the configuration of the production. This exciting move allows The Pear to continue its tradition of intimate theatre while taking on new challenges and opportunities. In 2017, the theatre welcomed its second Artistic Director, Betsy Kruse Craig, who comes to the Pear after serving as a theatre arts instructor, actor, and director here and in Arizona.

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IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR, THE VIBRATOR PLAY By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Caroline Clark Playing September 8 through October 1, 2017 AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Ray Renati Playing October 20 through November 12, 2017 THE MILLIONTH PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL Written and directed by James Kopp Playing December 1 through 17, 2017 THE ROAD TO MECCA by Athol Fugard Directed by Betsy Kruse Craig Playing January 19 through February 11, 2018 COWBOY VS. SAMURAI by Michael Golamco Directed by Jeffrey Lo Playing March 16 through April 8, 2018 PEAR SLICES 2018 By members of the Pear Playwrights Guild Directed by Troy Johnson and Robyn Ginsburg Braverman Playing May 4 through 20, 2018 OH, COWARD! by Noël Coward Co-directed by Diane Tasca and Betsy Kruse Craig Playing June 22 through July 15, 2018

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This Day In History: June 30th Special Assignment - Amanda Faris, Graphic Design Director

Birthdays: 1470 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy 1641 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (d. 1719) 1685 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter (Liebfrauenkirche) 1685 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar’s Opera) (d. 1732) 1723 Christian Ernst Graf, composer 1791 Félix Savart, French surgeon/ physicist (law of Biot & Savart) 1818 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer (d. 1901) 1819 William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81) 1823 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901) 1879 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame) 1890 Gertrude McCoy, Sugar Valley GA, silent screen actress (Blue Bird) 1891 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953) 1892 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader 1900 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932) 1901 Willie Sutton, American bank robber 1909 Juan Bosch, poet/President of Dominican Republic (1962-63) 1912 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003) 1913 Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (d. 2007) 1914 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (d. 2001) 1917 Susan Hayward, American actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa) 1926 Paul Berg, Nobel Prize laureate 1960 Murray Cook, Australian children’s singer (The Wiggles) 1966 “Iron” Mike Tyson, American boxer and youngest ever heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90) 1975 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver 1985 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (world record 28 Olympic medals) 1991 Kaho, Japanese actress

1953 - U.S.A. The Corvette The first all-fiberglass-bodied American sports car, the Corvette was produced on this day and with it’s sleek lines is among the best car design ever produced by the American Car Industry. 1900 - U.S.A. New Jersey Ships Fire A major fire broke out on a Pier in New Jersey (Pier 3 in Hoboken) engulfing 4 German ships that were docked and spreading to over 27 ships before the fire was bought under control. 1931 - U.S.A. Al Capone Al Capone’s attorney has asked for and been granted a one month period for Al Capone to put his business affairs in order and spend time with his family prior to sentencing for tax evasion and jail time. 1934 - Germany Party Purge Adolf Hitler orders a purge of his own political party, assassinating hundreds of Nazis whom he believed had the potential to become political enemies in the future later known as the Night of the Long Knives. 1937 - Hitler Tells American Businessmen No War Adolf Hitler meets a number of American Businessmen in Berlin and tells them there will be no war Germany can not afford a war and does not a war, most believe his sincere style. 1937 - Great Britain 999 999 emergency service is started in London When 999 was dialed, a buzzer sounded and a red light flashed in the exchange to attract an operator’s attention. 1950 - U.S.A. Korea War President Harry S. Truman orders U.S. armed forces to assist in defending South Korea from invading North Korean armies. 1985 - Lebanon Hostages Released Thirty Nine American hostages being held captive by the Shia Muslim Amal militia in Lebanon are released, their freedom was secured after intervention by the Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad. 1997 - UK “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book UK “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” released in the UK. the book is not released in the US until September 1998 as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. The book has now had over 120 million copies sold (2008). 2007 - UK Terrorist Attack Glasgow Airport A green Jeep Cherokee filled with gas cylinders and fuel is crashed through the check in entrance at Glasgow Airport in Scotland where it burst into flames . The unusual and worrying part of the attack was that the terrorists were working as doctors in the British Health Service. 2008 - India Pride March in Delhi Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered in the Indian capital of Delhi, marking the first time the city has hosted a pride parade in a country where homosexuality is illegal. The marchers demanded an end to discrimination against gay, lesbian, and transgender people in what was India’s largest display of gay pride in its history. 2011 - Greece Passes Austerity Vote Members of the Greek parliament passed a key second vote on austerity measures, helping to secure further financial aid for the crisis-ridden country. The vote passed despite several violent strikes and protests against the measures to raise taxes and implement public sector pay cuts across the country. The European Union welcomed the news, which would help prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt and which could have caused many more economic problems for the rest of the Europe.

Breaking Boundaries Rosie The Riveter Day

Photos courtesy of San Jose Clubhouse

Pictured is Mary Torres, a 94 year old spitfire, who had us enthralled with her life stories. She was beaming with such patriotic pride she began to sing America the Beautiful and got us all to join in. Can you believe she is still a hairdresser taking appointments on Fridays (she has 6 clients over 100 years old!). She volunteers every Saturday at the Rosie the Riveter Museum and had time this week to make 64 jars of blueberry jam!Â

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The organization Young Life Capernaum is the first Young Life youth program working with disabled young people

that are mainstream in high school. Young Life is a Christian organization that works with teenagers both able bodied and

disabled. The organization was founded in 1947. Capernaum began in 1986. We work with young people that have physical disabilities. These young folks attend Branham High School and Del Mar High School. They meet twice a week after school and the meetings are held in the Capernaum club room in San Jose. Once the young people graduate from high school they then attend an “older”

group that meets on Thursday evenings. The meetings give the kids a chance to mingle, exchange thoughts, learn about Christianity, play games etc. They go camping and other activies. The objective is to have these kids have a normal life as possible. Most are in wheelchairs, some cannot speak well, some are slow,

etc but they deserve to live as close as possible a life like their “normal” peers. We just celebrated 31 years. I have been with Capernaum since they first began as a part time volunteer for 2 years then was actually hired in 1989 as their first administrator. I retired in 2014 but I am still connected as a part time volunteer.

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OP ED Recall Judge Aaron Persky Judge Aaron Persky first came to widespread public attention for bias as a result of his excessively lenient sentence in the Brock Turner Stanford sexual assault case. Turner was a recruited athlete on the swim team who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a fraternity party. He lied to the court and never expressed remorse for his crime. He was found guilty by a jury on all counts, and the prosecution requested a 6 year sentence in accordance with the law. However, Judge Persky, himself a former Stanford athlete, granted Turner probation and after a short three months in the County Jail, he was released. The Turner case was not an isolated incident. Judge Persky was known to women leaders prior to that time due to his documented and long history of bias in favor of perpetrators in cases of

violence against women. For example: • Persky kept two different college football players convicted in two separate cases of violently attacking women out of jail, letting them keep playing football; • Persky gave weekend jail to a high-tech engineer who brutally beat his fiance despite her severe injuries and objection in court to the sentence; • Persky sentenced a man convicted of felony child pornography to only four days in jail. As numerous newspapers published, every other judge in Santa Clara County gives six months

in jail for this crime. • Persky was the judge in the infamous “De Anza gang rape” case in which several members of the De Anza College baseball team allegedly gang raped an unconscious 17 year old girl. Persky allowed highly prejudicial and revealing photos of the victim taken nearly a year after the crime to be shown to the jury. He also barred a second victim (Jane Doe #2) , who alleged a very similar crime, from testifying so the jury was not able to consider allegations that the alleged assault was part of a pattern. Judge Persky also blocked

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the jury from knowing that the baseball players had all taken the 5th in their depositions. The result of Judge Persky’s biased rulings in this case was that none of the defendants were found liable and one juror left the courtroom saying that “She came there kind of looking for it,” while another juror said that the unconscious victim hadn’t been totally comatose, so “she was just having a good time.” Judge Persky is an elected Judge of the Superior Court. Under the California Constitution, judges of the Superior Court are elected in

competitive elections every 6 years, and are subject to voter recall. Furthermore, the California Supreme Court has held that election of Superior Court judges is to be by popular election directly by the people whenever possible. This is a branch of the court system that by the design of our State’s Constitution is to be directly accountable to the people it serves. As a result, voters of Silicon Valley have lined up strongly behind a campaign to call an early election. Judge Persky is up for reelection next in 2022. Use of the recall procedure will simply move that reelection up to June 2018. Currently the campaign is going extremely well. Numerous elected officials have endorsed including California Congressmembers Ro Khanna, Eric Swalwell, Jerry McNerney, and Karen Bass; Senate Pro Tem President Kevin De Leon and State Senator Jim Beall; Assemblymembers Kansen Chu (Cupertino) and Women’s Caucus

member Susan Talamontes Eggman; San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco; former Palo Alto mayor Pat Burt and current City Council Member Cory Wolbach; a majority of the Palo Alto School Board; and four members of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women; a number of Stanford faculty; leaders in the tech industry including LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, VC Aileen Lee, CrowdPac founder Gisel Kordestani, and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani; numerous women’s organizations including NOW and Feminist Majority, filmmakers and writers such as Lena Dunham (Girls), Amy

Ziering and Kirby Dick (the Hunting Ground), Jill Soloway (Transparent) Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station), and thousands of ordinary voters in this county. You can see a partial list of our endorsements here. Voters have donated over $400K to help to put Judge Persky’s re-election on the ballot (view our Leadership Circle here). We are currently preparing our Notice of Intention, which we will file in June. We have a convenient factsheet about our campaign. In addition, here is an op-ed I wrote about the campaign, as well as an article by Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley explaining why he supports the recall campaign.


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21292 Bertram Road, Almaden Valley

495 Suisse Drive, Blossom Valley

1118 Chicory Court, Almaden Valley

Beautiful 2.02 Acre Lot | $675,000

4 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,826 SF | $930,000

2 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,124 SF | $780,000







CalBRE #01526679