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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Balancing mind, body and spirit in today’s stressful society. 26 DETOX YOUR LIFE 32 A MEDITATIVE PROCESS 40 ALL ABOUT VITAMINS

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SYLVESTER STALLONE

The man who brought us Rocky Balboa talks about the return of his other famous movie persona, John Rambo.

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EDITOR’S NOTE { we talk }

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LETTERS { you talk }

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SPOTLIGHT { local news }

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HIT LIST { editors’ picks } LIFESTYLE

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SPORTS & ADVENTURE Feature: Dust off that McEnroe-style headband – cardio tennis is a great new way to get into shape.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Feature: Men’s shaving goes retro.

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NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC Feature: How and why vinyl is making a comeback.

100 MOVIES Reviews: Fool’s Gold, Rambo, The Eye, and more. 102 ARTS Feature: Ballet classes for grown-ups. Tutu not required. 106 FAMILY & COMMUNITY Feature: When overzealous parents spoil the love of the game. COLUMNS 12

DREGULATOR { media watchdog }

STYLE & SHOPPING Feature: Lululemon’s attire is the yoga studio outfit of choice for those in the know.

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HOME WORK{ from house to home }

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HOME & DESIGN Feature: Steaming things up in the bathroom.

112 THE FINAL LAST WORD { local opinion }

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DINING Feature: A close look at fasting. 14 DAYS

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50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR SOFA { top events }

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or someone who publishes interviews with actors on a fortnightly basis, I’ve never given much thought to what they have to say offscreen that isn’t about their movies. I think we can all agree that their expertise in pretending to be other people is to be admired, but when actors start talking about philosophy, morality, mankind, etc., they’re no smarter than anyone else. They just have more money and better skin. Everyone has their weakness, though, and mine is Will Smith. It’s not because when I was growing up, all I wanted to be was black, or that I believe Smith is the best director, writer, hip-hop artist, producer, comedian, host, and composer in the free world. It’s just that when we interviewed him recently for I Am Legend, he said something that stuck with me. We asked him about getting in shape for that movie and he said, “You run 30 miles a week… your body will look like whatever you want it to look like.”

That sentence was my fitness hotbutton this year, because it sounded so simple. All I had to do was run 30 miles a week and I would look like Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, or De Niro in Cape Fear, or Christian Bale in The Machinist. I got started immediately, easing into my Will Smith exercise program with a nice 30-mile run. I figured I’d run 30 miles right off the bat on Monday and party the rest of the week. 8

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I do not recommend this unless you’ve already been running regularly, which I had not. Blisters, shin splints and runner’s rash were the least of my problems. My leg muscles basically stopped working for a day and every joint connected to my ankles felt like they’d been massaged with a crowbar. Needless to say, the Fresh Prince workout is not for everyone, particularly those prone to chafing. But the logic of it is worth applying, in my opinion, to any health and wellness program. Find the right regimen for whatever you seek to improve and stick to it – simple as that. In this annual issue, we’ve dedicated equal attention to both health and wellness and found that the two are intrinsically connected. Alicia Upano’s piece on meditation and Traci Vogel’s story on detoxifying your life both address the rather hefty issue of mental self-improvement, while Damon Orion and Joanna Currier cover the tennis circuit workout trend and vitamins, respectively. There’s much more, too. Sometimes we find motivation in the least obvious places (Will “Aww hell no!” Smith, for example). Maybe, somewhere in these pages, you’ll find yours. Enjoy the issue. John Newlin Editor-in-Chief


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LET TERS

WRITE US@TheWaveMag.com LETTERS FROM YOU

When sending letters, please include your full name, city, state, and daytime telephone number. Letters may be edited for clarity or length and may be used in any medium owned by The Wave Media. Send snail mail to 1735 Technology Dr., Ste. 575, San Jose, CA 95110 and email to writeus@thewavemag.com. I don’t know what took you so long to realize the brilliance of Miss Alicia Keys. Honestly, I would have expected to see her on The Wave Magazine cover much sooner than 2008 [Vol. 8, Iss. 2]. She’s won nine Grammys, 11 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards and sold over 40 million albums and singles worldwide. She’s an activist who cannot be silenced and spokeswoman for Keep a Child Alive, a nonprofit that supplies HIV/AIDS medication to children living with the disease in Africa. Well, it’s better late than never. I was very impressed with the interview [by] Tom Lanham. Having self-published a music magazine in Colorado before moving to Redwood City last May, I’ve taken a fondness to your little Wave Magazine. Good stuff. If I may make a few suggestions, though:

How is it that in one issue – in this case, it was Vol. 8, Iss. 1 – you have Alec Baldwin on the cover looking like he just crawled out of a dumpster and pretty much denigrate him for his, let’s face it, way overdiscussed voicemail to his daughter, then you do an interview with him in the very next issue [Vol. 8, Iss. 2]? Obviously Baldwin doesn’t read The Wave Magazine… he’d come to your office and go all Blake on your asses – Blake being the insane character he played in Glengarry Glen Ross, in case you haven’t brushed up on your Baldwin. I did enjoy his portion of the 30 Rock interviews you did with the cast, and agree with your editor-in-chief that the show is pure brilliance. I just thought it was interesting that you give him the tabloid treatment in one issue, then use him to move magazines in the next.

1. More Alicia Keys. (Kidding.) 2. Separate your Nightlife & Music section into two different sections. One called “Nightlife” and the other called “Music.” They’re often two very different things. Both are favorites of mine and I doubt I’m the only one who would appreciate more. Um, that’s all I can think of. Love the magazine. Richard Pine Redwood City It’s too bad you can’t give the presidential hopefuls your trademark Voight-Kampff test to determine which candidates are replicants and which are human. I really think when you did that story and tested the San Francisco mayoral candidates [Vol. 3, Iss. 18], it was the greatest hour in political coverage. Brilliant. The interviews with those running for San Jose mayor [Vol. 6, Iss. 10] weren’t very good, though. Those idiots just didn’t get it, and probably still don’t. Or maybe it’s because the sequel is never as good as the original. Replicant or not, it looks like we’re going to finally have a party change in the White House. There’s no way the Republicans can produce a candidate to rival the worst the Democrats have to offer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that our next president will be Hillary Clinton. L. Bower San Jose 10

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Donna McGinnis San Jose I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with your TV preview in last issue [Vol. 8, Iss. 2]. Let’s forget about the lame attempt at “jokes” and focus on the bigger issue: Cable, or lack thereof. Who watches network television these days? With the exception of a few shows (30 Rock and Lost), network television is where creativity goes to die. Maybe Fred Topel has never heard of Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, or FX. But hey, at least you covered The CW! Woo-hoo, thanks for the updating us on Girlfriends! Very helpful. I hope if you do these sorts of previews in the future, you’ll put more thought into them. Catherine Owens Palo Alto While some new shows are starting this month on premium and basic cable (HBO’s In Treatment, for example, which debuted Jan. 28), they generally don’t begin their new seasons until summer. We’re planning a similar feature for June, when the majority of shows on cable are set to premiere.

Apologies Our apologies to Arcadia’s Daniel Patino, who in our dining feature [“Carnival of Flavors,” Vol. 8, Iss. 2] was inadvertently described as “Chef de Cuisine.” Patino is actually the restaurant’s Executive Chef.


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THE DREGULATOR B Y C I N T R A W I L S O N - W R I T E U S @ T H E W AV E M A G . C O M

The Pursuit of Oily Gulfs

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ran speedboats ‘threatened suicide attack on US’ in Strait of Hormuz” – London Times headlines, Jan. 7, 2008. Crafty Idea: Want to prevent a rerun of the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Iran? Just send Britney to the Strait of Hormuz and drop her on the frigate USS Ingraham. Then there would be no shortage of photos and YouTube videos, and far less confusion about what’s going on over there. Newly declassified documents reveal that the Johnson administration faked the Gulf of Tonkin incident (which gave us a juicy pretext for bombing North Vietnam). Britney, in the meantime, has been declared mentally ill by every major tabloid on the market, including People, Us Weekly, the National Enquirer…. hell, all of them – providing a pretext for paparazzo to trample her to death. PLAYERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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While all this was happening, the US lodged a formal diplomatic protest against Iran for the “provocation” in the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 6. The media, it seems, has obediently exaggerated this vague “incident,” which may very well not have been an actual “incident,” and has a distinctly Tonky taste of Gulf to it. Particularly given the timing of our Israel-lovin’ president’s recent romp around the Middle East with intent to invigorate an extremely loose, skeptical and not very willing coalition of Arab states who might support future Iran-bashing. National security political analyst Gareth Porter, author of The Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, described the way this “provocation” played out in the media to Democracy Now as “the most egregious case of sensationalist journalism in the service of the interests of the Pentagon (and) the Bush administration, that I have seen so far…. A very minor incident which did not threaten US ships, as far as we can tell… was turned into what was presented as a confrontation and a threat of war.” It seems there were some Iranian speedboats that were allegedly menacing our heavily armed warships in the region. The Pentagon released a videotape of the “incident” with Tom Clancyesque dialogue of a thick Iranian accent intimidating a US Naval officer with the spooky threat: “I am coming to you.… You will explode after a few minutes.” Iran, however, released their own video of the event, which had completely different, boring, routine dialogue between ships in international waters. Questions arose as to whether the audio threat had actually come from the Iranian speedboats shown on the video; suspicions arose that the Pentagon might have played doctor with the audio. A Navy spokesper-

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son did not assuage these inklings by telling NBC, “I guess we’re not saying that it absolutely came from the boats, but we’re not saying it absolutely didn’t.” The good news is that nobody seems to be buying the speedboat threat gambit, really. The bad news is it probably doesn’t matter – nobody really bought the Saddam Hussein/9-11 connection, either, but it still passes for a legitimate pretext for war in many depressing enclaves of America. The president seems to be trying to sell the Iranian threat with the exact reason why there is significant doubt of an Iranian threat. According to USA Today: “The president sought to unite the region against Iran by stressing that US policy on Tehran had not changed despite a US intelligence report that said Iran’s nuclear program was shelved in 2003. Israel disputed the intelligence report and refused to rule out military action…” The “US intelligence report” is actually a 2003 National Intelligence Estimate, the thing Mike “Baby Jesus” Huckabee was recently heckled for not knowing about… and one has to wonder if USA Today actually knows what it is, either. But Britney has everyone frightened – even Rosie O’Donnell, who noticed that this smells an awful lot like other historical episodes of Kill the Societal Whipping Blonde. “I remember the tunnel as it appeared on the news… between the cement tall pillars was a heap of twisted metal… Diana dead…. they chased her. A mob of stalkers for whom no stalking laws have been written. Smother. Crush. Flash. Photo Credit. The tunnel is crowded now. There are only inches of separation between vulnerability and disaster.” Solution: send Britney to the Gulf of Oman, for her safety and ours. Cameras will follow. She endorsed the Iraq war, after all – the least she could do for the military is lip-sync “Gimme More.” The United States’ vital interest in uninterrupted access to Gulf oil should align itself with the United States’ prurient interest in uninterrupted access to Britney’s oily gulf: Two bad tastes that taste great together. Some things need more witnesses, some things need less. Now that’s strategic coherence. TW


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SPOTLIGHT: NOTEWORTHY NEWS

SPOTLIGHT NOTEWORTHY

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Virtually Electric Thinking hybrid? Take one of these vehicles for a virtual test drive. of four, six or eight cylinders; a small, medium or large electric motor; a sporty, compact or SUV body style; slick, standard or all-terrain tires; and three n o n e -to o - s e x y paint schemes (leaves, daisies or stripes). Each of these options is rated for power, efficiency and handling.

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hese days, we find ourselves asking two important questions as we pull away from the gas pump: “Are love and goodness dead?” and “What would it be like to have a hybrid car?” The folks at The Tech Museum of Innovation offer an answer to the latter, in the form of an old-school, Pole Position-style videogame called MPG Marathon.

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“How far can you go in two minutes on a cup of gas?” the site asks the user, who is then invited to design their own hybrid car. Players are given the choice

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Once you’ve customized your vehicle, it’s off to the races. The player competes against two opponents in real time, giving them a chance to see how car design and personal driving strategy affect the vehicle’s handling and efficiency. Here at The Wave, for instance, we learned that speed and overall performance significantly decreases when you deliberately smash into other cars. Go figure. The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 294TECH www.thetech.org


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Sweet Nothings Looking for a Valentines Day gift that isn’t sappy? We’re here to help.

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et’s face it: Valentines Day is spectacularly sentimental. All those schmaltzy gifts and smoochywoochy greeting cards are so sickly sweet you could get cavities just by looking at them. But like it or not, Feb. 14 is on its way, and if you don’t give your significant other a token of your love, you’re going to look like the biggest tool this side of Home Depot. Luckily for you, there’s plenty of unusual stuff out there that will allow you to express your affections without feeling overly cheesy. Here are a few suggestions:

New York’s Demeter Fragrance Library, Inc. offers a huge variety of spray-on colognes based on everyday scents. If things like Coriander Tea, Fig Leaf, Tiger Lily, Snow, Thunderstorm, Ocean, Crème Brulée, Wet Garden, and Tiramisu are too lovey-dovey for you, then give these a whirl: Gin and Tonic, Grass, Earthworm, Glue, Laundromat, Leather, Paperback… the list goes on. www.demeterfragrance.com

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At first glance, Suedy’s Koo-Ki Sushi seems to be the name of an ordinary sushi restaurant. But like its

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name, this San Jose company’s product is sweetness in disguise: This stuff looks like sushi, but is actually made of chocolate and cookies. www.kookisushi.com Richmond’s Sunbrothers makes one-of-a-kind floral sculptures that light up at night using solar power – for a gift your loved one won’t be forgetting anytime soon. www.sunbrothers.com For a week of luxurious bathing, give your partner a set of Rainbow Bath Tubes, a collection of seven tubes filled with bath beads or confetti – each colored differently and scented with pomegranate, lemon, orange juice, lavender, musk, marine or green apple. www. freshtrend.com/2008/01/rainbow-bath-tubes.html. The Kama Sutra Lover’s Paintbox comes complete with a custom paintbrush and three edible paints made from dark, white and milk chocolate. Art, sweets and amour combined — life could be worse, huh? http://kamasutranow.com/loverspaintbox.html


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James Franco in Spider-Man 3

Top Five Celebrities from Palo Alto Rock stars, supervillains, hippie icons… who knew this place had so much star power? 5. Amy Irving

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Along with playing the vixen who helped give Sissy Spacek a pig’sblood makeover in Carrie, the talented (and hot) Ms. Irving married and had a child with Steven Spielberg, got nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (as well as a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress) for her performance in Yentl, and, in a move that firmly cemented her status as a righteous babe, provided the singing voice of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

4. James Franco After graduating from Palo Alto High as the dude with the best smile in his senior class, he proceeded to make that winning grin famous by landing a leading role in Freaks and Geeks. To most of us, though, he’ll always be Peter Parker’s best-buddyturned-nemesis-turned-best-buddyagain in the Spider-Man movies.

3. Joan Baez World-renowned folk warbler, activist, former muse of Dylan – what have you done with your life, wise guy? Baez, who has made a career

of singing about society’s ills, started her protesting at an early age: In 1958, at age 17, she refused to leave Palo Alto High School during a disaster drill, proclaiming herself a conscientious objector.

2. Jerry Garcia A hero of bong hoisters worldwide, the head of the Dead wiled away the early ’60s near Stanford University, one of the sites of Project MKULTRA, a CIA-financed program that explored the potential of drugs as mind-controlling agents. He is now fondly remembered as the Kris Kringle of the flower power movement that those experiments inadvertently helped spawn.

1. The Donnas In 1979, to the distant rumble of thunder, all four members of this gloriously crass all-girl hard rock band were born in Palo Alto, Rock City. Catty, bratty, brash and trashy, The Donnas serve up the kind of greasy American rawk that makes your inner Wayne and Garth do a running high five. TW


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paper, ideal for whatever your pen desires, from sketches and witticisms to humble shopping lists. The petite notebook (4.5 inches wide and 5 inches tall) is small enough to slot into backpacks, bags or glove compartments – and best of all, its tactile surface means it can be easily located. $12

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www.theanalogroom.com Audiophiles treat their turntables with the same reverence that vintage car collectors treat their vehicles. And in the case of this deluxe turntable, the price tag comes close to that of a Mercedes. Pictured here is Continuum’s Criterion turntable, equipped with their Copperhead tonearm. The machine, made by Australian company Continuum Audiolabs, has been hailed by reviewers the world over as quite possibly the finest turntable in existence. The cartridge shown, the Koestu Coralstone, hails from Japan, and is fashioned using a single piece of coral found off the Japanese coast. These rare beauties were unearthed by The Analog Room owner Brian Hartsell, who is featured in our vinyl story in this issue’s Nightlife & Music section (page 94). Turntable and tonearm package $62,500, Koestu Coralstone cartridge $15,000

Braille Blank Notebook www.branchhome.com Designed by Oakland’s Natalie Davis (www.missnatalie.com), this old-school notebook’s dotted cover is ingeniously fashioned from the Braille edition pages of magazines such as Rolling Stone and Seventeen. Stitched inside are 32 blank pages of reclaimed

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Inside Out Champagne Flutes www.sfmoma.com This truly clever design by Alissia Melka-Teichroew not only turns your typical champagne flute inside out, it actually benefits the bubbly. Your hand touches only the outer surface of the glass, so your champagne of choice stays beautifully chilled in the glass-within-a-glass. Here’s a toast to style meeting substance, and getting acquainted with sparkling wine. Set of two $60

The folks at Canadian design collective Thout really do think outside the box – or in this case, outside the kitchen drawer. Rather than storing cutlery in something so mundane, they came up with Forked-Up as part of their Utilitile collection. The tile (24 inches by 24 inches) contains slots that allow you to store forks and other utensils in an ingenious, easy-access fashion, while magnets within help keep the cutlery inside its slotted home. Forked-Up is sure to become a talking point of any kitchen, and could even make setting the table enjoy able. From $300

MacBook Air www.apple.com/macbookair When the MacBook Air was unveiled by Steve Jobs on Jan. 15, it didn’t cause quite the frenzy of last year’s iPhone, but the astonishingly slender notebook did have the requisite Macworld “wow” effect. The diminutive device is supermodel skinny, weighing in at just three pounds, and measuring a mere 0.16 inches at its thinnest point (0.76 at its thickest). Apple managed to build this svelte machine without sacrificing a full-sized keyboard or full 13.3-inch widescreen display, which comes complete with LED backlighting. The streamlined design eschews an optical disc storing device, and with its two-gigabyte memory the Air’s capacity is less impressive than some of Apple’s more solid models. But that didn’t stop the frenzy of online preorders, which were so intense they temporarily crashed Apple’s online store when the new notebook was made public. From $1,799 TW


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INTERVIEW TW: There were probably many points in the last 20 years you could have used a sure thing like Rambo IV. How many different times did you try to bring him back? SS: Twelve years ago, someone in New York said, “Would you want to do a Rambo? We’ve got this great idea where Camp David is attacked.” I go, “I’m out.” It just can’t be. There’s something about nature as part of the character. There’s something about the primitive man. Set in the city, I just didn’t think it would fly. So it died for 10 years. At one time, Mark Burnett was talking about doing it, but I was doing The Contender [reality series for NBC]. Then I called Harvey Weinstein and talked about these missionary groups that were going to Afghanistan. Never got called back on that. So I did some research, and found that Burma is one of the great hellholes on the planet, but no one knows about it. It’s exotic and it’s near Vietnam. The synergy was perfect, so that’s why [it resurfaced].

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here was a time when Sylvester Stallone ruled the cinema. Back in the ’80s, he and Arnold Schwarzenegger had alternate No. 1 movies. Arnold had Conan, The Terminator, Predator, The Running Man, Total Recall and more. Stallone had Rocky, Rambo, Rocky, Rambo, Rocky, Rocky and Rambo. Luckily for Sly, nostalgia is cool again. It worked for Rocky Balboa, and now Stallone gives fans a final Rambo. This time, John Rambo must enter Burma to rescue a group of missionaries who thought they could make a difference. While his most famous characters are monosyllabic meatheads, Stallone himself is one of the more articulate celebrities in Hollywood. Okay, he mumbles sometimes (because the lower left side of his face was paralyzed at birth), but his words are impressive enough to distract attention from the veiny tree trunks that emerge from his sleeves. The Wave: A lot of people probably don’t even know that the first Rambo movie, First Blood, was based on a book where the character died in the end. Do you ever imagine a world where you were faithful to the book, and didn’t have Rambo in your life all these years? 22

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Sylvester Stallone: I think about it all the time. I had that debate with Quentin Tarantino, who thought I made a mistake. I said, “You know, on an artistic level, you’re probably right.” But at the time, I had spent a lot of time doing research with veterans, and it seemed like this terrible, nihilistic ending that just reveled in complete despair. At that time, we had almost a quarter of a million Vietnam suicides. So I thought, “Do I want to just end it on that note,” or make him more of a victim who has been created to do a job, does the job, comes home, gets told, ‘You know what? You no longer fit in.’ It’s like you train a pit bull – take a dog, turn him into a killer, now what do you do? You’ve got to put him down. What happens if that pit bull gets loose? And you realize it’s not as bad as you think. You can somehow redeem him. I thought that was more of an interesting story. TW: This Rambo is far gorier than any of the previous films. Why is the violence is so realistic this time around? SS: I think the audience really wants something that’s hard-hitting, but has a semblance of reality. We went too far in the old days. We got away with murder. “Jump out of a plane? Well, I don’t need a parachute. You use mine.” And you made it. Somehow you made it. I said, “This time I’m going to really show it. And the violence has to be extraordinarily brutal, because we see people beheaded on television.” How much harder can you get? You cannot water it down, I didn’t feel.

TW: Why even bring John Rambo back again? SS: I’m known for these two characters, so if I am going to make a statement, I have to do something that I think the audience knows, instead of a new character. It’s very difficult, at my age, to create a new character. What am I going to do, Spider-Man? This generation has never seen Rambo on a [big] screen, and there’s nothing like it. Also, I have a lot to say in this one. Whereas Rocky is the lighter side, the optimistic, this is the dark side, the pessimistic. I thought this would be a great way to finish this character, because the last one got silly with too much action, and where was the story? It was terrible. It was. TW: Couldn’t you fix it in postproduction on Rambo III? SS: No, that’s wisdom. That’s what I’m talking about. I think, “Boy, if only I’d had a chance to do it 10 years later.” Now I understand. Back then you think it’s brilliant. Now I think, “Jesus, what a crock of crap this is.” TW: Are you the most honest man in Hollywood? SS: You’ve got to be honest. “It stinks. It’s not good.” You look at most of your stuff and go, “Jesus,” because now you’re not emotional about your ego. You’ve grown wiser, you’ve seen other great work and gone, “Oh, my God!” TW: That may explain Judge Dredd. Do you like any of your own movies? SS: I love Cop Land. And Rocky. And First Blood is really good, really simple and straightforward. Then you look at some of the other stuff and go, “Christ, what was I thinking?” You get swept up in the moment. That’s ego, which is a whole other interesting subject. Now I know about understanding the asset of humility. This Rambo is humble. It’s dark – but very real. TW: You talk about all these artistic motivations, yet people still typecast you as the monosyllabic brute. Is it because of these physical characters that people are surprised you actually have artistic thoughts? SS: I don’t know if that’s quite apparent, but I know what you mean. If there isn’t some kind of thought behind it, muscles are easy. Anybody can do muscles. You just go violence, violence, violence, violence, action, action, action. But if you can find those little moments in between that connect to the people that aren’t so physical, that’s what takes the time. That, to me, is the challenge, and that’s what I love about it. TW


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Detox Your Life PURGE YOUR LIFE OF ANXIETY, AND YOUR BODY AND MIND WILL THANK YOU. WE ASK THE EXPERTS HOW. BY TRACI VOGEL

tress! If just reading that word made your shoulders rise involuntarily to your ears, you may be able to empathize with Lisette Narragon. Twelve years ago, she was working in product marketing at Sun Microsystems. Her fast-paced job made her feel overwhelmed and anxious – and her two sons were fighting recurrent bouts of strep throat and ear infections that weren’t responding to antibiotics. Narragon was at her wit’s end when she discovered homeopathy.

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medication.” Strong symptoms, says Narragon, are actually “the sign of a healthy person,” someone who is responding naturally to stress. Rather than being suppressed, such symptoms should be heeded as warning signs that the body is out of balance. In homeopathy, Narragon found a way to understand the underlying causes of illness, and a solution for her sons’ chronic health problems that didn’t involve antibiotics. Because homeopathy treats the mind and body as one, she became more aware of how stress was taking a physical toll on her family and herself. Her story illustrates how stress can turn toxic, both physically and mentally. But if we learn to listen to its warning signs, help us find solutions.

DETOX YOUR MIND Greg de Vries teaches stress reduction to some of the most stressed-out people around: executives at Silicon Valley Fortune 500 companies. While he can’t name names, these are the kind of people who run around all

day as if being chased by a tiger. Operating at that level of adrenaline might have been useful for our cave-dwelling ancestors, says de Vries, but without a proper outlet now, it can have serious health effects. “There have been a lot of studies on what stress does to the human body,” de Vries continues. “You breath quicker and shallower, your heart beats faster, your body releases certain chemicals, like adrenaline and cortisol. These changes are great when you need them. But the problem is, people walk around every day with extra cortisol and adrenaline, and that’s why people are often on the verge of rage – like road rage, for example.” More than 60 percent of visits to physicians in the United States are due to stress-related problems. Most of these problems are poorly treated by drugs, surgery, or other medical procedures, according to Herbert Benson, assoCONTINUED ON PAGE 29

WHERE TO BEGIN Lisette Narragon, Bay Area Homeopathy, 2672 Bayshore Pkwy., Ste. 810, Palo Alto (650) 494-3199 www.bayareahomeopathy.com Greg de Vries, greg@mymeditationcoach.com (408) 884-3750 www.sanjosemeditation.com Tracy C. Scott, 280 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell (408) 838-2558 www.massage4health.net Tamah Vega, A Sense of Home (510) 770-1718 www.asenseofhome.com


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ciate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine. Meditation, says Benson, counteracts the effects of stress by invoking what he famously termed the “relaxation response,” allowing the body to decrease its metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, and blood pressure. Regular use of even very basic meditation techniques have been shown to produce real medical benefits for people suffering from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, headache, high blood pressure, insomnia, and infertility. An additional benefit, de Vries has found, is that meditation allows you to “not constantly be in a reactive mode. So if something that would normally make you upset happens – like if someone cuts you off in traffic – you tend to have a little bit more mental time to make a decision about how you’re going to react. Meditation allows us to separate ourselves from our thoughts and emotions, take that extra step back. So someone cut me off in traffic, does that really matter? No. It can help with a lot of emotional issues, if you tend to get angry or resentful.” Other studies have shown that meditation can boost the body’s immune system, and that it may increase production of serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter, in the brain.

DETOX YOUR BODY Anyone who’s ever had a massage will not be surprised to hear that it, too, stimulates production of soothing neurotransmitters. According to Tracy C. Scott, a licensed massage therapist based in Campbell, massage “calms you down – your breath rate slows, your heart rate slows down, the massage can relax your muscles.” Like meditation, massage activates your relaxation response. “Most people sleep better the first night after a massage, and the effect may even carry over into other nights,” says Scott. “You’ve gotten much more deeply relaxed. The mind is not as sped up or tied up.” In a stressed-out lifestyle, taking time out for regular massage can act as a kind of reset button, allowing the body to purge itself of muscle tension and metabolic waste, and improve circulation. Regular massage sessions “can have a cumulative effect,” says Scott. “It’s not going to remove all the stress in your life, of course, but it can certainly help you deal with it better. I recommend once a month if their budget or schedule allows for that – or if that won’t work, then quarterly.” Another benefit of regular bodywork, says Scott, is that “it gets you reconnected with your own body. It’s easy for us to get disconnected from ourselves physically when we get busy and stressed. Getting bodywork really does reintegrate your mind with your body, as far as what’s going on, how you’re feeling. Then when

you do get into extreme stress you’re better equipped to deal with it.”

DETOX YOUR ENVIRONMENT If you can’t find your massage therapist’s phone number – or even your phone – anxiety may be taking another form in your life: clutter. Disorganization can be both a symptom and a cause of stress. Tamah Vega, a professional organizer and owner of A Sense of Home in Fremont, says the cycle can be toxic. “People become so overwhelmed just thinking about it, they have difficulty making the necessary decisions to move forward,” Vega says. “In some cases, they no longer find enjoyment in their home environments. Nothing is comfortable. It can get harder to move around their space, or find what they need to perform basic tasks like bill paying, cooking, or getting dressed.” Conversely, she adds, “Having a peaceful environment leads us to feelings of peacefulness.” So just how do you create a peaceful environment? Think about objects around your house that might be causing you stress, Vega suggests. Put away belongings that you no longer use, “especially

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people. But to make companies successful, the barrier for successful corporate interaction was interpersonal,” Forbes says. This interest led her to pursue a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology, while continuing to work as a product manager in Silicon Valley’s high-tech companies. She completed her dissertation on businessmen and -women who meditate, and now conducts mindfulness sessions at corporations. Over the years, she’s seen how work-related stress manifests in the body, be it emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, or physically, such as high blood pressure, chronic headaches, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

MINDFULNESS AT HOME While meditative practices make inroads into the work force, Dr. Amy Saltzman is making mindfulness a family affair. Saltzman became interested in MBSR in 1992 while doing her residency, and spent one month studying at the Stress Reduction Clinic, now the Center for Mindfulness, in Massachusetts. Today, the Menlo Park doctor works with families in her private practice, offering classes to young children, teens, teachers and health care providers. She began the Association for Mindfulness in Education in 2004.

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he human body is tuned to respond to stress. The problem is that our fight-or-flight mechanism can’t tell the difference between getting caught in traffic on 101 or being attacked by a lion. “It’s like an on-andoff switch,” says mindfulness coach Julie Forbes. “All it knows is ‘I’m being threatened.’”

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Even in dealing with the stressful, but harmless, events of daily life, the body responds physiologically. Adrenaline starts pumping. Blood vessels and muscles contract. The heart and pulse rates increase. The best antidote, Forbes says, is to take a deep breath. “That’s the easiest thing to bring your body back to balance, to homeostasis. It tells your body that you’re okay.”

busy moms. While there are a variety of meditation philosophies and techniques, many agree that at its core, meditation is about self-awareness. Teachers say the mind tends to ruminate over the past or worry about the future. Students learn to recognize these thoughts and emotions without judgment, return to the present moment by observing the breath and the body, and allow the mind to quiet down.

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Some practitioners meditate through a formal sitting pose, while others use movement such as walking, yoga and tai chi. Informal mindfulness practices, such as being present in everyday situations like driving or brushing one’s teeth, can also be powerful. Through these practices, students have found balance, focus, and the peace of mind needed to make well-considered decisions, be it in the boardroom or on the basketball court.

Using the breath to ward off stress is one of the foundational tools of mindfulness, a meditative practice. Forbes teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at several area hospitals. The technique was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who began using MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 to help those with chronic pain and stress-related disorders. The eightweek course has since spread internationally.

Despite its benefits, people often hesitate to take up meditation, because they don’t feel they have the time to devote to the practice, Forbes says. Meditation coach Brett Jennings sees that same reluctance in his meditation classes and groups. “The reality is when you start practicing mindfulness or meditation, you actually gain more time,” he says. “You get that 15 minutes back because you’re more present in your day.”

In addition to pain and stress relief, there is a growing interest in meditation as a way to succeed professionally and personally, or simply as an anchor in the storm of busy, attention-stretched lives. The list of practitioners runs the gamut from CEOs, NBA coaches, and Olympic athletes, to Silicon Valley tech workers, children and

Forbes’ world in the early ’80s consisted almost entirely of work. She was working 12 hours a day for Intel, and turned to meditation to find balance from her stressful days.

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“I found that in the high tech industries that I was working in, the technical challenges could be solved by hiring

According to Saltzman, children today struggle with a slew of stresses, whether it’s the need to succeed in school or conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-doubt, and eating disorders. In collaboration with researchers at Stanford University, Saltzman is investigating how mindfulness can benefit young children and teens. “The question for me is, why do we need to be 40, going through a divorce or having a midlife crisis or a major illness before we learn these skills? Why can’t we learn them when we’re 10?” she explains. “Teachers and parents often tell children to pay attention, and mindfulness teaches them how,” Saltzman continCONTINUED ON PAGE 35

MEDITATION RESOURCES Jon Kabat-Zinn led the effort to bring mindfulness meditation mainstream. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) technique began with his work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He’s the author of several books, including Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, and many guided CDs and tapes. For more information on his books and CDs, visit www.mindfulnesstapes.com. Many local hospitals offer the eight-week MBSR course. To locate a local site, visit www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mbsr. Mindfulness coach Julie Forbes teaches drop-in meditation classes at Avenidas in Palo Alto on Wednesdays from 2-3pm, and courses at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City. For more information, visit www.julieforbes.com. Dr. Amy Saltzman specializes in mindfulness for children and families, as well as in schools. For information on her courses and guided CDs, visit www.stillquietplace.com. The San Jose Meditation Meetup, led by Brett Jennings, hosts a fourweek Introduction to Meditation Class series starting Mon., Feb. 18 at 7pm in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.bethepresence.com.


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year-old Angela was so inspired that she led her own meditation for her mother.

ues. Through peaceful, guided meditations and “wild” moving ones, children can learn how to recognize their wandering attention and how to bring it back into focus. For example, a child stressed about taking a test may be thinking, “I’m stupid” or “I’m going to fail.” Recognizing these as negative thought patterns, they can then choose to think more positively and return with focus to their test. Also, mindfulness teaches children to see possibilities. “It helps you see the box and step outside of it,” says Saltzman.

For Craddock, Saltzman’s mindfulness approach to meditation has been a welcome habit after several attempts with different philosophies. She describes herself as an energetic person with a borderline Type A personality. Meditations that required her to self-diagnose and “empty my mind” felt akin to removing a foot, she says. “Frequently, my experiences with meditations created a reaction in me that said, ‘Get real.’”

On the playground, a simple breath can make all the difference. “So your typical fourth-grader gets hassled on the playground. The emotion is fear or feeling threatened and the thought is, ‘I’m going to defend myself,’” she says. “In that moment, if you can take one deep breath, then the chemical fight-or-flight at least get puts on pause, and they can choose their behavior.”

Then Craddock attended a talk at a parenting group in which Saltzman led breathing and focusing exercises. She said she felt rested and at ease with herself. The following day, she wrote an email to her twins’ mothers club, with the subject line “How to Be Peaceful Without Taking Drugs.” More than half of the group attended Saltzman’s next class. Since then, she’s also introduced her husband and nanny to mindfulness practices.

Carla Craddock’s five-year-old twins, Danny and Angela, still can’t use the meditation techniques in the “height of the storm,” their mother says, but the mindfulness practice has been popular in their household. The family uses several of Saltzman’s guided CDs to relax. “They were so into it, they were demanding it all the time,” Craddock says. The twins enjoyed Saltzman’s guided audio tracks that use kid-friendly analogies, such as bubbles and otters, to keep their interest. In fact, the first time they tried it, four-

Mechanical engineer Tommy Lee was also able to find calm without medication. He experienced anxiety attacks due to his heart condition, atrial fibrillation. He worried that the condition would lead to a stroke, and about the safety of his blood thinner medication. Although his general physician offered him Prozac, he found he already had the tools to keep his anxiety in check after taking a private class with CONTINUED ON PAGE 37

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Scandalous

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Owner David Nyblom imparts an essential philosophy to his team of stylists: You have the whole world on your head. At Scandalous, they’ll fix the look, cut, color, style, and condition of your hair, taking years off in the process. (Join their 20/20 Fan Club and remove 20 pounds and 20 years from your look.) The foundation of the salon’s extraordinary reputation rests on its unique cutting-to-the-bone structure, 3-D coloring techniques, and Nyblom’s reputation as a master colorist. Discover what celebrities, musicians, politicians and the rest of Scandalous’ elite clientele have known for years. It’s the reason they won the Best of Silicon Valley award by San Jose Magazine, and the Honors award for Best Hair Salon by The Wave Magazine in 2006.

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Forbes. Since then, he’s practiced various mindfulness techniques including yoga, walking and sitting meditation. Through the class, Lee began to visualize himself as tied to train tracks, seconds away from being run over by a high speed locomotive. “Meditation shows you that you can untie those ropes and get away, and watch the train go by,” he says. Free from anxiety caused by his heart condition, Lee was also able to ease the fear attached to a longtime passion, car racing. He had worked on racing teams in college, devoured information about how cars performed, but was too afraid to get behind the wheel.

individuals that made all the difference. At first, she had tried to meditate on her own. Books told her to focus on her breathing or to recite a mantra. “Boy, was that tough,” she says. “There was no way I knew how to stop the mind chatter.” Two years ago, Hughes found the guidance she needed at an introductory meditation course led by Jennings in Willow Glen. Whether it was talking to other students after class or listening to Jennings, she found she could relax, and that many others shared her experiences and frustrations. “I thought, ‘Oh, that’s exactly like me, my particular issue.’ Then you feel that you’re not alone. It’s permission to be exactly where you are with whatever you’re going through.”

Today, Lee does time-trial races in his Porsche 911, and uses meditative techniques prior to races to help him focus on the course. He goes through a mental checklist, tuning into his breathing, and relaxing “from the tips of my toes to the top of my head,” he continues. “You’re driving at the edge the whole time. You’re just a tick way from being out of control. If your adrenaline takes over, you’ll just spin out. You can’t be so anxious.”

Hughes continues to practice a formal sitting meditation daily, mindfulness while gardening and returns to the breath when she finds herself frazzled in traffic or at the grocery store. She’s also started recognizing her negative thought patterns when they arise. “When I am arguing with my husband, I find that I know that it’s just mind-talk, just ego, an old pattern that’s reared its head,” she says. “And I can say, ‘I don’t know how to do this, but I want to do this differently.’”

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Sunnyvale resident Oliver Barrett also began by taking classes. He became interested in MBSR to deal with workrelated stress. Although he has incorporated sitting meditation into his daily life, he continues to attend a meditation group weekly to deepen his practice.

Like Craddock, San Jose resident Beth Hughes had tried to meditate before finding something that stuck. For Hughes, it was finding a community of like-minded

Mindfulness coaches like Saltzman say different practices suit different people, and that part of the self-awareness of meditation is finding what works for you. Some may only have a few moments in their car before going to work to take a

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Community BootCamp is the Bay Area’s Original BootCamp since 1996! Community BootCamp is a back-to-basics exercise program designed to help you get into a healthy, daily workout routine. We welcome all ages, sizes and fitness levels and our instructors are trained to care for your individual needs.

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rom the colorful Flintstones variety to adulthood’s essential daily supplements, most of us spend our lives under solemn instruction from parents and doctors to take our vitamins. Granted, when something called “riboflavin” comes shaped like a tiny dinosaur and tastes pleasantly of chalk and orange soda, it’s hard to care what it is or does for our good health. But it’s a safe bet that even some health-and-diet-conscious grown-ups still don’t know what vitamins are or do, despite how religiously they pop supplements, eat fruits and vegetables, or choose fancy products with the word “vitamin” emblazoned on the packaging.

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Ayoma Lifespa

About Us Ayoma LifeSpa is a full service day spa located in the Hotel Valencia Santana Row. Ayoma LifeSpa is a true healing experience offering authentic Ayurvedic therapies, premier quality products and enlightening education to open the doors to the benefits of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old holistic life science from India. Ayoma LifeSpa is a personal sanctuary for healing and rejuvenation. www.ayomalifespa.com.

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Milpitas Optometric Group

We are an independent group of doctors dedicated to providing personalized medical eyecare, quality eyewear, unsurpassed customer service and a commitment to the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on allowing time for a comprehensive exam and questions you may have, and offering the latest in technology such as the wavefront izon lenses for the best possible vision. We help many patients improve their vision with management of Laser Vision Correction and associated procedures, corneal reshaping with CRT, and vision therapy. We thank the city of Milpitas and surrounding communities in voting us “Best Place for Eyewear” and “Best Optometrist” each year since 2000.

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We are a Cleansing, Detoxification & Wellness Center focused on encouraging accountability for caring for your body. Diane M. Malloy has her B.A. in Biblical Counseling, is a Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist (I-ACT), and has completed the Grand Medicine’s Sclerology Certification Course. Also on staff is Francine Jackson, Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist with a background of 12 years as a Registered Nurse. Together Diane & Francine have spent over 18 years counseling individuals and groups toward greater health in spirit, mind, will, emotions, and body. There passion is to encourage and motivate people to properly support their bodies nutritionally, so that they will do what the Creator has designed them to do…BE HEALTHY!

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and every single one of them is crucial to human health. According to Sharon Meyer, a clinical nutritionist with the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, vitamins are “essential nutrients that are required for every bodily biochemical function.” If you’ve been taking your vitamins, you should have no trouble understanding any of this.

NATURE VS. PILLS The question most people are too afraid to ask is: If a daily multivitamin supposedly contains 100 percent of the essential nutrients I need, then why bother with food? After all, isn’t this the future? Not quite. All nutrition professionals – even supplement manufacturers – agree that fresh, natural foods in balanced amounts will always be what we require to thrive. Real sun- and water-fed sustenance provides us with energy and nutrients in life-giving combinations only found in nature. With apologies to hopeful fad dieters, “there is no such thing as a magic pill that is a substitute for eating a variety of foods,” says Dee Sandquist, M.S., R.D., spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association (ADA). “An orange is not just vitamin C,” adds Meyer. “It’s juice. It is pulp and skins and fiber

and nutrients and, yes, vitamins. You’re never going to get the benefits of nutrition with just a supplement.” So why, then, are vitamin supplements promoted with such vigor? And why might we need them, especially here amid Northern California’s bounty of fresh produce? All kinds of sensible reasons come to the fore, not the least of which is the contemporary tendency to eschew a balanced diet: Just because vegetables exist doesn’t mean we eat them. In fact, in a pinch, many of us opt for quick, cheap, nutrient-free food instead (hello, Ding Dongs). Overdoing bad habits – caffeine, alcohol, nicotine – can also strip the body of vital nutrients, making an extra boost a good idea. In short, vitamin supplements are exactly that: supplementary. “Food comes first,” explains Laboranti. “It is your body’s nourishment. However, if we are not able to eat healthy on a daily basis – which many Americans do not today – we lose out on key nutrients. Supplements help fill in dietary gaps as part of a proactive approach to overall good health.”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Personal habits are not always to blame for shortages in vitamin intake – even conscientious dieters can find they

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Supports normal and night vision, Liver, orange fruits and vegetables (carrots, cell and tissue growth sweet potatoes), leafy green vegetables

B group – B-1 (thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (niacin), B-5 (pantothenic acid), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-7 (biotin), B-9 (folic acid), B12 (cyanocobalamin)

Drives metabolism, helps produce Bananas, liver, wheat, oats, fish and seafood, red blood cells, keeps skin and poultry and meat, eggs, milk, leafy green muscles healthy, enhances immu- vegetables, legumes, potatoes nity, prevents birth defects, combats stress and depression

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Promotes healthy tissues, muscles, Citrus, strawberries and other fruits, broccoli, gums, healing; boosts immunity; cabbage, red peppers prevents scurvy

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Promotes absorption of calcium Sunlight, fortified milk, fish, egg yolk, liver, and phosphorous (to make stron- fortified cereal ger bones and teeth and help prevent osteoporosis)

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Leafy green vegetables, milk, yogurt, broccoli, soy

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aren’t getting what they need. Seemingly healthy choices – sunblock, for example – can lead to an unwitting imbalance (in this case, preventing the skin’s absorption of sunlight’s vitamin D). Even the most healthful food’s journey to our mouths involves travel, storage, time and oxidization, lessening each piece of produce’s peak vitamin content, no matter how organic the source. Gender, age, life phase (childhood, menopause, drastic changes in diet or exercise), certain prescription medications or special health concerns might also require tailored variations in vitamin intake, which is where professional consultation comes in. Doctors, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and other professionals trained specifically in nutrition can help advise which supplements might benefit individual situations, with significant results. Daniel Marx, M.S. is manager of the Los Gatos branch of Pharmaca, a fullservice, integrated pharmacy staffed with pharmacists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists and nutritionists. Together, the staff helps develop customized lifestyle programs that pay close consideration to appropriate vitamin intake. “The big-

gest single complaint we receive from our clients is that they suffer from too much stress,” says Marx. “My feeling is that by supplementing higher levels, you can really raise your vitality and reduce the rigors of stress on the body. Supplements give us that little edge.” It is, however, possible to take things too far. According to Liz McMillan, registered clinical dietitian (R.C.D.) at UCSF Children’s Hospital, the effect of vitamins on the body should be respected: after all, they are chemical compounds. Large amounts of fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K), for example, can have adverse health consequences. Pregnant women and those on medication should be especially cautious. “It is possible to overdose on fat-soluble vitamins, which are not readily excreted from your body, when they are consumed in large quantities,” said McMillan. “That is the reason some of these megadoses of vitamins sold over the counter can be dangerous.” Water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and the B vitamins are simply excreted by the body if unused – heavy doses are at best a waste of time. The trick, as with most things, is to seek the advice of a professional, and strike a healthy balance. TW

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any of us are familiar with the type of workout known as circuit training, which sees participants move from one station to the next, doing exercises designed to build strength, endurance and cardiovascular health. What you may not know is that there’s a kind of circuit training that’s all about tennis, tennis and more tennis. Known as cardio tennis, it typically consists of five to 10 minutes of warm-up, 30 to 50 minutes of cardio and between five and 10 minutes of cool down. This workout gives tennis players plenty of opportunity to develop their chops, but the focus here is on getting in shape, not on becoming the next Andy Roddick or Maria Sharapova.

The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley has been offering cardio tennis workouts since 2006. “All the fitness instructors in the JCC have undergone these cardio tennis programs,” explains K.V. Ganesh, tennis director at the center. “They’re very familiar with all the muscles being used in tennis, so they can easily train other people for using the tennis-specific muscles.” People of all levels of experience, from novice to advanced, are welcome in JCC’s program. Ganesh reveals that his youngest cardio tennis trainee was nine, while his oldest was 77. After warming up for five to seven minutes – with flexibility and agility exercises such as high knees, leg crossing, stretching and back-and-forth side running – participants in the program launch into 40 minutes of tennis, pumped up by the sound of fastpaced music. The group, which is typically made up of about 10 people, may even get into playing some two-on-two or three-on-three games toward the end of the session. Woven into the tennis workout are strength-building exercises like push-ups, lunges, squats and abdominal exercises, as well as work with jump ropes, ladders, cones, and hurdles.

Virginia Puccio, the JCC Fitness Center’s assistant manager, says that despite the routine’s intensity, the mood of a cardio tennis session is generally light and fun. “It’s fitness outside,” she offers, “so aside from the fact that you’re sweating like crazy, it doesn’t really feel like you’re doing a workout.” According to JCC Fitness Center general manager Todd Milton, cardio tennis is often used to complement other kinds of fitness programs. “It’s something that everybody should incorporate,” he says, “because it brings in a lot of the coordination, and it’s a different skill set than just working with weights and machines.” Ken DeHart, director of tennis at San Jose Swim and Racquet Club, echoes Milton’s sentiments, stressing that because it’s a noncompetitive activity that can be done outdoors and doesn’t demand staying in one spot, cardio tennis has an edge over many other forms of exercise. “It beats the heck out of standing on a treadmill, the elliptical trainers, or sitting on a bike watching TV,” he chuckles.

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DeHart’s classes are similar to those offered at JCC: hour-long cardio tennis workouts interspersed with what he calls “sideline activities” – ladders, cones, push-ups, and jumping jacks. One compelling difference, however, is DeHart’s use of cardio watches that record their wearers’ pulses. These watches beep when their users’ heart rates go higher or lower than the intended range. “The idea is not to try to kill yourself, but just to stay within a zone,” DeHart explains.

DeHart mentions that he also offers cardio tennis classes specifically designed for kids and for seniors. In the senior classes, more transition balls (softer and slower than average tennis balls) are used, the progressions are kept a little slower, and there’s more attention to whether the participants can keep their balance. The kids’ classes, in contrast, are often held in modified court situations, though they also use more transition balls than the average cardio tennis class.

Once the watches are in place, DeHart begins his classes with what he calls “shadow drills”: moving without hitting a tennis ball. Then he brings in both regular and low-compression balls, the latter of which stay in play longer because they don’t bounce as high, or as quickly, as standard tennis balls. These are especially helpful for kids, whose smaller statures often force them to use the wrong grip to hit high-bouncing balls.

DeHart feels that cardio tennis offers something for everyone: For longtime players, it can be a way of warming up for a competition, while for newcomers it can be a gateway to the game of tennis itself. “We’ve found that it’s an easy way to get people to try tennis,” he states, “because it’s noninstructional, and you just come out and play – kind of like when you go play basketball: ‘Don’t teach me how to play, just let me go out and play first.’ It’s more of a game-space approach to teaching. From there, you might say ‘That’s pretty cool. I’d like to learn more.’ So it’s a good way to get people into tennis.” TW

After the workout, trainees check their watches to find out not only how long they’ve stayed in their target zones, but also how many calories they’ve burned. DeHart says people will generally burn about 100 more calories in a cardio tennis workout than if they go into the weight room and use the cycle, treadmill and such. “The guys tend to burn about 100-something calories more than the girls, because they have more muscle,” he adds.

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WHERE TO BUY The Art of Shaving, Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 241-6400 www.theartofshaving.com Every Man Jack, Available at Target stores www.everymanjack.com Kiehl’s Since 1851, Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 554-7080; 365 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto (650) 6174599 www.kiehls.com LATHER, 356 Santana Row, Ste. 1010, San Jose (408) 241-3920 www.lather.com 01 The Art of Shaving compact shaving set with pure badger brush, $250 02 Kiehl’s Since 1851 shave products: (L-R) Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream in Green Eagle, $15.50 and Blue Eagle, $15.50; Lite Flite Shave Cream For The Brush, $16.50; Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream in White Eagle, $18.50 03 Kiehl’s Since 1851 pre- and post-shave products: Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub,

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of men’s skincare and shaving products in Target stores nationwide last year. Featuring faux woodgrain packaging and a no-nonsense attitude, the grooming line was founded on the idea that men’s products needn’t have fancy names or hefty price tags. “We wanted to take a realistic approach to grooming, providing straightforward and masculine products that men wouldn’t be embarrassed to buy, use or talk about,” says founder Ritch Viola. The line, which includes a pre-shave face wash, shave gel, shave cream, post-shave lotion and more, comes in several scents for discerning gents: Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Signature and a fragrance-free formula. These assorted shaving creams promise – and according to The Wave office’s testers, deliver – an extremely close shave. Electric razor fans say they could easily convert to the lather and razor camp. And it doesn’t hurt to look at this ever-growing number of shaving-associated brands and products as more than just an attempt to capitalize on the male population’s increasing interest in grooming and personal care. Instead, look at it as a chance to slow things down, take pleasure in the daily ritual that is shaving, and commandeer the bathroom mirror for a while. TW


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Services: Massages (hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, integrated, aromatherapy, prenatal, spa hand and foot), facials (European deep pore cleansing, Dermalift nonsurgical facial lift, glycolic acid, acne, back, men’s), body treatments (salt glow body polishing with hydrotherapy bath, cellulite, seaweed body wrap, mud body wrap, slimming/detoxification, buff and bronze w/hypnotherapy), makeup, eye treatment, manicures, and pedicures. Special Features: Spa packages are the way to go if you can’t decide how best to pamper yourself. From career women and moms-to-be to teenagers and couples, European Day Spa has you covered.

Services: Massages (Swedish, deep tissue, four hands, aromatherapy, warm stone, couples, prenatal), facials (pumpkin, resurfacing, rosacea, Jan Marini C-ESTA, teen, enzyme peel, hyper pigment treatment, acne), body wraps (herbal, mud, seaweed), scrubs, waxing, tinting, hand and feet care, and electrolysis. Special Features: Facials are Primrose’s specialty, with options like Epicurean enzyme and oxygen treatment, salicylic acid, microcurrent eye treatment and frozen live cell therapy.

LAVENDER BEAUTY SPA $$$ 47854 Warm Springs Blvd. (510) 353-1311 www.lavenderbeautyspa.com

Services: Facials (classic, Repechage four layer, Hungarian organic, hyper hydrating, teen, acne, silkpeel, anti-wrinkle firming and lifting defense, lightening, puffy-eye treatment, oxygen treatment, LumiLift, Lumifacial), body treatments (mud wrap, body contour wrap, lemon sugar body polish, spa paraffin, cellulite treatment), waxing, and eyelash perming. Special Features: Rehydrate with oxygen and choose one of Lavender’s facial treatments like the ECHO2Plus Oxygen Treatment System, which uses pure medical grade oxygen packed with 87 different vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. VISUAL IMAGE SALON $ 5200 Mowry Ave., Ste. C (510) 792-5922 www.visualimagesalon.com

Services: Facials (signature, traditional European, acne, glycolic acid peel, microdermabrasion, back), eye, lip and neck treatments, eyebrow and lash tinting, waxing, hair salon, and makeup. Special Features: Become a model and get your haircut or color for free. Models are used for training future hair stylists, and qualified educators are on hand to supervise.

GILROY BEAUTY LOUNGE $$$

40000 Fremont Blvd., Ste. D (510) 656-2100 www.clarityspa.com

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Services: Facials (purifying, skin resurfacing, dendrology, tri-enzyme, hydrating, vitamin C, gentlemen’s, skin balancing, lymphatic cleansing, super-

Services: Massages (reflexology, shiatsu, prenatal, sports, Swedish, aromatherapy, warm stone), tanning, facials (anti-aging, deep pore, acne, glycolic, enzyme peel,

RITZ-CARLTON HALF MOON BAY SPA $$$$ One Miramontes Point Rd. (650) 712-7040 www. ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ HalfMoonBay/Spa/Default.htm

Services: Massages and touch therapies (Half Moon Bay signature, couples, sports, reflexology, prenatal, Thai, invigorating scalp, shiatsu, healing stone, deep tissue), facials (calming lavender, the Half Moon Bay, men’s protection, renovateur, deep cleansing, Carita intense hydrating renovateur, Carita extreme softness renovateur, Carita purifying balance renovateur, Carita lift firming renovateur, Prada radiance visage), body treatments (pumpkin body peel, Prada replenishing body facial, fresh lavender wrap, aromatherapy body polish), nailcare, hair salon, hair removal, makeup, fitness center, and wellness services. Special Features: This ritzy spa’s fitness center, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, and coed Roman mineral bath are complimentary for guests purchasing a treatment.

LOS ALTOS CIANA DAY SPA AND SALON $$ 111 Main St. (Salon); 107 Main St. (Spa), (650) 941-1285 www.cianasalonspa.com

Services: Facials (essential, ultimate, elemental nature, outer peace acne relief, men’s, LaStone, purifying facial for acneprone skin, 55-minute express, microdermabrasion), waxing, hand and feet therapy, hair salon, and makeup. Special Features: If you want the pampering to continue at home, throw a microdermabrasion party, where a certified esthetician from Ciana visits you.

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YELKA DAY SPA $$$ 2049 Grant Rd. (650) 9691117 www.yelkadayspa.com

Services: Facial therapies (Treatment 21TM, pumpkin pie refining peel, hydraplenishing oxygen, MoistureLock collagen, ultimate decadence, mini decadence, regenerating caviar pearl, frosty mint spirulina, intense glycol-firming, microdermabrasion, Lumi, acne), massages (aromatherapy, deep tissue, aqua-thermal trio, personalized plus, mom-to-be, Treatment 21TM deep relaxation), body treatments (Adriatic lavender salt polish, chocolate raspberry buff, cellulite reduction, slimming detox, hand brightening and retexturizing, reflexology, aromatic scalp treatment), waxing, tinting, and spa packages. Special Features: Caviar used to be something you ate, but now it’s something you put on your face – well, almost. The Regenerating Caviar Pearl Facial takes the finest of caviar extracts, which compel skin cells to metabolize, leaving your face radiant.

LOS GATOS CLOUD 9 SKIN & BODY CARE $$ 501 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 2 (408) 354-0710 www.cloud9x.com

Services: Massages (deep tissue, trigger-point, acupressure, Thai, reflexology, Swedish gentle, hot stone, Reiki, lymphatic drainage, prenatal), facials (Cloud 9), body treatments (herbal cellulite wrap with foot reflexology, fabulous bodacial with salt scrub, herbal mask, aroma steam, moisture treatment), hair removal, nail care, naturopathic medicine, chemical and metabolic rebalancing, and chiropractic services. Special Features: Feel weightless in a flotation tank filled with 800 lbs. of Epsom Salt – proven to relieve stress and muscle tension.

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GABRIELLE SALON $$ 540 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. D (408) 395-7260

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Services: Massages (aromatherapy, Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, sports, chair, focus), facials (Aromessance, men’s, teen, sea, sensitive skin, deep pore cleansing, antioxidant, glycol peel, back), body treatments (salt glow, moor mud, coffee scrub, airbrush tanning), waxing, nail care, hair salon, and makeup. Special Features: Coffee lovers should try the Café Latte manicure, in which the hands are soaked in coffee beans, and steamed milk before the rest of the treatment. LUSCIOUS SKIN $ 401 Alberto Way, Ste. D (408) 370-9121 www.lusciousskin.com

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Services: Massages (therapeutic Esalen, Reiki technique), facials (fountain of youth petite, tropical, deep cleansing European, firming, deep pore cleanse, soothing “C,” paprika with AHA, Lisa’s seasonal special), brow/lash tinting, and hair removal. Special Features: Try the Paprika Facial with AHA, the signature treatment which “regenerates, rejuvenates, and detoxifies” the skin.

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THE MOMMY SPA $$ 413 Monterey Ave., Ste. B (408) 395-2009 www.themommyspa.com

Services: Massages (specializing in pregnancy and postpartum massage, plus Swedish relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massage, trigger point therapy, and couples and infant massage classes). Also offers Reiki and guided meditation. Special Features: Founder Lindsay MacInnis has extensive training and experience, studying under such recognized experts as New York’s Elaine Stillerman, and San Diego’s Carol Osborne-Sheets. As a result, she has advanced certification in pregnancy massage, and over 70 hours of specific prenatal training. For new mommies, newborns to three-month-olds are welcome during postpartum therapy sessions, with time for infant care and feeding as needed. RENDEZVOUS SALON & DAY SPA $$ 529 N. Santa Cruz Ave. (408) 354-3085

Services: Massages (warm stone, Swedish body, therapeutic, aromatherapy), facials (Rendezvous ultimate, detoxifying, anti-aging rejuvenation, acne controlling), skin resurfacing (microdermabrasion, exfoliation power peels), hair salon, nail care, hair removal, brow design, and makeup. Special Features: Rendezvous offers specialty add-on services, including detoxifying arm treatment, décolleté microdermabrasion and rejuvenation treatment, balancing back facial, hydrating hand and paraffin treatment, and after facial makeup application. Makeup applications in styles such as film, photography and television are also provided. THE SPA ~ LOS GATOS $$$ 100 S. Santa Cruz Ave. (408) 354-5901 www.thespalosgatos.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, deep tissue, sports, warm stone, massage sampler, prenatal, lomilomi, Endermologie®, reflexology), facials (DNA cryo-stem, glycolic, teen, back, gentlemen’s, vitamin C and papaya enzyme), body therapy (body detox, chardonnay bliss, bath rituals, hand and foot), waxing, Vichy shower treatments, wraps, hydrotherapy treatments, and hair salon. Special Features: All treatments at this large European-style day spa include a private aromatherapy steam session, plus use of a robe and slippers. Hot teas are available while you wait in the well-appointed “library” for your appointment. Along with the typical spa favorites of various massages and facials, The Spa ~ Los Gatos shows its dedication to the complete well-being of its clients by offering such services as oncology massage, detoxing body wraps, teen skin consultations and motherhood massage. STUDIO JOULE $$ 130A N. Santa Cruz Ave. (408) 395-3773 www.studiojoule.com

Services: Massages (30-, 60-, 90minute; sole session foot reflexology treatment; Joule face and body duo, mother-to-be, eucalyptus escape),

facials (classic Joule, petite studio, studio teen, microdermabrasion, lightening, Obagi skincare system, Joule facial packages, Jan Marini signature), hair removal, lash and brow tint, and makeup. Special Features: Find out what makeup looks best on you with a complimentary consultation with Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics. YVETTE’S INSTITUTE DE BEAUTE $$ 248 W. Main St. (408) 395-1551

Services: Massages (aromatherapy massage, aromatic sauna wrap, tension relief neck and shoulder, renewing hand treatment), facials (deep pore cleansing, Guinot hydradermie oxygenating, hydradermie plus anti-aging, ultimate hydration, calming sensitive skin, purifying teen, regulating, aromaplasty mineral, luminizing, lift defense – collagene, oxyliance revitalizing, flash beaute vitamin C, evidence antiaging firming, refreshing mini, deep cleansing back, soothing eye contour treatment), body treatments (Swiss herbal wrap, anti-cellulite body mask, toning/ firming sculptural, mother-to-be, firming neck and décolleté mask), makeup, lash and brow tint, hair removal, and nail care. Special Features: For intensive care, go for the Glycolic Acid Peel or the Beta Hydroxy Acid Peel. The Glycolic is designed to make skin healthy and glowing, and with the Beta you can choose a booster to treat a particular problem area.

MENLO PARK INSPIRATION DAY SPA $$ 325 Sharon Park Dr. (650) 854-5885 www.inspirationdayspa.com

Services: Massages (signature, deep tissue, heated desert stone, neck, back and shoulders, prenatal, reflexology, shiatsu, Swedish), facials (inspiration, rose quartz, age perfecting, collagen veil mask, microdermabrasion), body treatments (Hamman, green clay mud wrap, champagne, caramel chocolate sundae, journey to serenity, bronzing), waxing, hair salon, makeup, and nail care. Special Features: The DNA CryoStemTM skin therapy system fuses the synergy of DermaNutraceutical technology with cryogenic bio-cell therapy to hydrate your skin. Integrate it into your day at the spa and take some home for later use. PERSONA DAY SPA $ 1166 El Camino Real (650) 328-2836 www.personadayspa-mp.com

Services: Facials (European, Vitamin C, collagen, teen, men’s, glycolic), body treatments (botanical body buff, parafango firming and anti-cellulite series, back cleansing), massages (Swedish, reflexology, deep tissue), makeup, lash tinting and perming, and waxing. Services: Marriage should not be taken lightly and neither 58


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should the wedding day. That’s why Persona Day Spa offers prewedding consultations on makeup application, and, if needed, onlocation assistance on your big day. THERMAE DAY SPA $$$ 103 Gilbert Ave. (650) 8333131 www.thermaespa.com

Services: Massages (classic relaxing, deep tissue, hydrotherapy, lymphatic, maternity, warm soothing stone specialty, aromatherapy, neck, back and shoulder), facials (purifying/deep hydrating, oxygen, aromatherapy, anti-aging, Vitamin C, teen, men’s, microdermabrasion), body treatments (exfoliating salt scrub, hydrating and healing mud wrap, detoxifying herbal wrap, hydrotherapy baths, nail care, waxing, and makeup. Special Features: It’s not enough just to look great on the outside. Therma’s wellness center takes care of your inner being with services such as counseling, a 25-minute meditation session and personalized Ayurveda nutrition sessions (to help you understand what foods are best for you, according to your mind and body type).

MOUNTAIN VIEW AMERICAN MALE SALON $$$ 560 Showers Dr. (650) 9419994 www.americanmale.com

Services: Waxing, salon services, paraffin hand dips, foot and hand detailing, skin and back treatments, and massages (Swedish stress relief, deep tissue sports, reflexology). Special Features: American Male Salon offers a host of packages to help men look and feel great, such as the three-and-a-half-hour Ultimate American Male Combo that includes a Swedish massage, facial, hand and foot detailing plus a professional haircut.

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200 S. California Ave. (650) 326-3442 www.beautyclinica.com

Services: Massages (deep tissue, couples, aromatherapy, hot stone, maternity, lymphatic drainage. Swedish, Esalen), facials (clean and clear, European, urban defense, back, acne, aromaplasty, alpha glycolic, sensitive skin, hydrating, herbal peel, gentlemen’s, anti-aging, regulating, oxygen), hair removal, nail therapy, body treatments (de-stress aromatherapy body wrap, Dead Sea full body masque, passionfruit body salt rub and massage, anti-cellulite, aloe vera oil body wrap, sculptured firming treatment, aroma), hair salon, makeup, and hair removal. Special Features: A trip to Beauty Clinica is like taking a mini vacation, without the hassle of traveling. Their wide range of full- and half-day packages, which comes with a healthy spa lunch, will leave you feeling on top of the world. Especially popular is the Half-Day Getaway, which includes a facial, massage, body treatment, manicure, pedicure, and a hot spa lunch.

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810 San Antonio Rd. (650) 852-0546 www.bodykneads-dayspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, aromatherapy, pregnancy, cranial sacral, hot stone, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, hot stone, shiatsu, sports), facials (European, express mini, alpha hydroxy, mini, men’s, teen, crystal peel, back, vitamin C, eye treatment), body treatments (Body Xcell, cellulite, aromatic bath), hair removal, nail care, hand and foot therapy, permanent makeup, and tanning. Special Features: With Body Xcell, the use of gyratory vibration percussion stimulates and nourishes your skin and tissues to help dissolve fat and rid cellulite. DESTINO SPA $$$ 4335 El Camino Real (650) 947-0203 www.destinospa.net

Services: Massages (Gardenia aroma Swedish, shiatsu, prenatal, healing warm stone), facials (revitalizing pumpkin, caviar, pomegranate, collagen silk, Mandarin C aromatic, purification, men’s, tropical taste, radiant caviar, deep cleansing back), resurfacing treatments (microdermabrasion, advanced exfoliation, sugar and beta peels, lactic acid and green tea), spa rituals (Bali bliss, Sanur seaweed wrap, minty earth and sea mud wrap, lava purification wrap), feet therapy, body polishes, baths and soaks, waxing, and makeup. Special Features: Feed your skin and senses with one of Destino’s appetizing treats. Try the Caramel Turtle Inspiration, which starts off with a dry brush exfoliation and delicious chocolate dip wrap. For something sweeter, have a go at Chocolate Chip Devotion, which includes a yummy chocolate chip scrub and strawberries-and-cream custom massage. JUUT SALON SPA $$$ 240 University Ave. (650) 328-4067 www.juut.com

Services: Salon services, waxing, makeup, facials (basic, replenishing, Juut Spa, eye zone treatment), body treatments (aroma body wrap, salt glow, herbal back treatment), and nail services. Special Features: Get a cut and color at reduced prices from licensed professionals in the process of obtaining advanced training at Juut’s Roseville training location. LA BELLE DAY SPA $$$ www.labelledayspas.com 95 Town & Country Village (650) 327-6964 36 Stanford Shopping Center (650) 326-8522

Services: Massages (therapeutic, hot stone, lymphatic draining, post- and prenatal, Swedish), facials (Back on Top, Bye Bye Spots, custom peels, epicuren enzyme, five carat glow, La Belle royal touch, quick clean, quick exfoliation, sea meets stone, slim and lift), body treatments (Endermologie®, aromatic mud, wine & roses scrub), waxing, laser hair removal, Botox, salon services, nails, regular, and permanent makeup. Special Features: Turn back the clock in just four hours with Timeless Radiance, the anti-aging spa package that combines a Forever Young Facial to minimize wrinkles and brighten and firm skin, and an invigorating full-body

glycolic body exfoliation. Also, check out their extensive menu of services for men, which includes grooming and sports manicure and pedicure. SKINSPIRIT CLINIC AND SPA $$$ 701 Emerson St. (650) 3249600 www.skinspirit.com

Services: Botox, chemical peels, dermal fillers (collagen, Hylaform, Radiesse, Restylane), intense pulsed light, laser hair removal, Thermage, vein laser therapy, acupuncture, sclerotherapy, massages (Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, La Stone, pre- and postnatal, cellulite therapy), facials (signature, clarifying, teen, vitamin C, oxygen, paprika, microdermabrasion), waxing, lash and brow tinting. Special Features: Treatment21TM is an entirely new way to relax – combine a specially designed skincare treatment with one of five therapeutic guided visualization journeys on a CD and listened to with headphones. WATERCOURSE WAY $$ 165 Channing Ave. (650) 462-2000 www.watercourseway.com

Services: Massages (aromatherapy, deep muscle, hot stone), facials (natural scrub, deep cleansing, moor therapy treatment Hungarian paprika, organic, honey and yogurt, vitamin C, moisturizing, anti-stress, express, royal anti-aging, custom herbal peels), spa treatments (Red Flower Sento ritual, rain dance revitalizing skin treatment, moor therapy, salt glow, thermal seaweed wrap, Essensa’s 3D spa therapy), Ayurvedic rituals, and foot treatment. Special Features: This relaxing retreat boasts nine private hot tub rooms with a range of décor and amenities, including multijetted spas, wood tubs, saunas, and cold plunges with steam rooms.

SAN JOSE SANDRA M. SKINCARE $$ 6110 Camino Verde Dr., Ste. 5, San Jose (408) 224-1223 www.sandramskincare.com

Services: Facials (clarifying mask treatment, specialty and therapeutic), corrective skincare (microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, glycolic peels, acne treatment, Sensi peel, power peel, pumpkin peel, oxygenating trio, ultra peel, PCA peel, Esthetique peel, rapid exfoliation), waxing, permanent makeup, sunless body glow treatment. Product lines (Jan Marini Skin Research, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Revitalash). Special Features: Owner Sandra M. had 14 years of experience as a medical assistant before undertaking four years of study in the skincare field. Through the end of December, she is offering a deal that will help you get glowing for the holidays – microdermabrasion or a chemical peel for just $89. 1240 SALON & SPA $$$ 1240 S. Bascom Ave. (408) 295-3886

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salon services, and hair extensions. Special Features: 1240’s vascular blemish removal treatment clears skin of broken blood vessels, spider veins and skin tags, leaving it smooth and blemish free. THE ALEXANDRIA SALON & SPA $$ 1346 The Alameda, Ste. 8 (408) 971-2926 www.thealexandriasalon.com

Services: Massages (aromatherapy, deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, sports and chair), facials (mini, full, European, thermo-plastic mask, algo mask, sea C spa treatment, botinol, hydro lifting and collagen 90 II), waxing, threading, manicure, pedicure, body treatments (parafango wrap, back parafango for men, body shaping and firming, Dead Sea salt glow and purifying back treatment), and makeup. Special Features: All skin treatments include a complimentary makeup retouch featuring Glominerals cosmetics, also sold at Alexandria’s. ANGEL FACE DAY SPA $$ 833 S. Winchester Blvd. (408) 247-3223 www.angelfacedayspa.com

Services: Facials (hydrating, revitalizing, de-stressing, angel face, alpha hydroxy, back, gentlemen’s and teen), body treatments (European herbal wrap, European ocean glow, seaweed wrap, hair and scalp treatment), massages (Swedish, aromatherapy, deep tissue, acupressure), and makeup. Special Features: Angel Face offers specialty treatments like the Epicuren Enzyme Facial Treatment (natural enzymes, proteins and botanicals free of chemical preservatives, fragrances and colors) and the Micro Derma Facial, which uses a specially formulated microcrystal cream (that removes dry or damaged cells) to achieve results similar to that of a microdermabrasion machine. ATELIER AVEDA LIFESTYLE SALON AND SPA $$

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378 Santana Row, Ste. 1120 (408) 244-4222 www.atelieraveda.com

Services: Facials (botanical skin resurfacing, men’s, self renewal), body treatments (Caribbean therapy, back), treatment enhancers, waxing, tinting, hair salon, and makeup. Special Features: All hair services begin with a consultation to determine what procedures are best for you, based on your lifestyle, face shape, hair texture and length. Hair color consultations are based on hair color wheels that are used as calculation tools to find the best shade for your natural color from Aveda’s exclusive products. AYOMA LIFESPA $$$ 355 Santana Row, Fifth Floor (408) 423-5424 www.ayomalifespa.com

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treatments, and wellness plans. Special Features: This restful haven in Hotel Valencia is the only Ayurvedic (a 5,000-year-old healing system from India) wellness spa in the Bay Area, and offers consultations and custom spa packages. PERSIMMON SPA & TANNING $$$ 1415 The Alameda (408) 298-2900 www.persimmonspa.com

Services: Massages (deep tissue, Swedish, sports, motherhood, local area emphasizing), facial treatments (DNA anti-aging treatment, signature Persimmon, deep pore cleansing, gentlemen’s relaxing facial, teen, back treatment), waxing and tanning. Special Features: Being Spa & Tanning specializes in anti-aging facials that promise immediate results during the first treatment that will last up to three months. BELLA BELLA SALON $$

FACE FORWARD SKINCARE $$ 1610 Blossom Hill Rd., Ste. 3 (408) 206-2426 www.faceforwarskincare.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, structural/deep tissue, sidelying), body treatments (bust and décolleté, salt glow, seaweed body wrap, desert heat body wrap), chemical peels, post-surgical treatments (Silico-Lipid mask, CCH mask), facials (European, deep pore, express, luminous C and sea, plantomer, anti-free radical, rosacea), waxing, and microdermabrasion. Special Features: Personalized service, value pricing, flexible hours, and results-oriented products and services, along with the revolutionary illumiMed® LED system that rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite, make Face Forward a great find. JASKIRAN $

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Services: Massages (one hour full body, Swedish and deep tissue), nail treatments, permanent makeup, hair treatments, waxing, and facials (European, time saver, paraffin wax and dermalyse). Special Features: This familyowned business boasts its own Vidal Sassoon stylist and beautician who studied in New York and Europe.

Services: Massages (hands and feet, feet only, traditional Indian head), facials (refreshing and hydrating, deep pore cleansing, acne, anti-aging peptide resurfacing peel, enzyme, back), body wraps (salt glow, enzymatic sea mud), spa packages (Renewal, Restoration, Promenade the Spa, Maternity Spa Day), hair removal, threading, lash and brow tint, and makeup. Special Features: If you’re looking for more pampering to go with a facial, ask for one of these add ons: foot remedy, hand and wrist massage, glycolic hand peel, or paraffin treatment for hands and feet. Jaskiran also offers henna tattoo applications.

BURKE WILLIAMS SPA $$$ 355 Santana Row, Ste. 2010 (408) 241-0071 www.burkewilliamsspa.com

Services: Massages (pure relaxation, deep tissue/sports, pregnancy, traditional Japanese Shiatsu, Swedish/Shiatsu combo, reflexology, Thai, Reiki, lymphatic, cranial sacral), facials (spa-style, nourishing, oxygen, organic enzymes, microdermabrasion, back), signature treatments (hunter’s retreat, Savannah’s surrender, salt glo, body wash, parafango), waxing, body wraps (thermal seaweed, detox/calming, Calistoga getaway), hand-and-foot therapy, and hair salon. Special Features: If you’re looking to host a business meeting or office party with a twist, Burke Williams has conference room and party facilities. After that, wash away work stress in one of their luxurious spa baths (herbal, seaweed, milk, and mud). DOLCE VITA DAY SPA & SALON $$ 630 N. First St. (408) 287-0200 www.dolcevitaspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, aromatherapy, pre and postnatal, Shiatsu, deep tissue, reflexology, foot, hot stone), facials (express, deep cleansing, oxy-vital, hydrating, botanical Botox, glycolic acid peel), body treatments (micro-buff body polish, sea salt, aromatherapy, moor mud, detoxifying seaweed, cellulite body wrap), manicures, pedicures, hair salon, makeup, and waxing. Special Features: Detoxify and hydrate their skin with water therapies, like the purifying steam sauna and the balneotherapy aroma bath.

LA CONCHA SPA $$$ 1042 Lincoln Ave. (408) 286-8612 www.laconchaspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, Shiatsu, deep tissue, carpal tunnel syndrome, foot reflexology, prenatal, sports, chair, Reiki, lymphatic drainage), facials (Fruitopia, hydrating, deep cleansing, regenerating, acne, glycolic, back), mineral and herbal oil baths, body scrubs and wraps, tanning, cellulite treatments, manicures, pedicures, hand and foot therapy, hair salon and makeup. Special Features: Heaven has a name and it’s the Grand Escape Spa Package. For $760, a couple gets seven hours of aromatherapy sauna, body scrub, choice of baths, full facial, one-hour massage, lunch, manicure, pedicure. LA CHOZA DAY SPA $$$ 1451 Foxworthy Ave. (408) 448-0573 www.lachozadayspa.com

Services: Massages (pure relaxation, deep tissue, thermal heated stone, prenatal, reflexology for hand and feet), facials (vitamin C skin brightening, AHA glycolic, hydrating, rejuvenating collagen, pore purifying, men’s, mini), body treatments (La Choza surrender, chocolate delight body treatment, purification body mask, salt glow, deep cleansing back), spa packages (Spa Romance, La Choza, Total Body, Personal Spa Experience), hair removal, manicures and pedicures, 62


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and makeup. Special Features: Try out the Revitalizing Eye Care and Revitalizing Lip Care add-on treatments if a facial isn’t enough, and let your feet soak in a tasty treat with the Mocha Lava or Citrus Splash pedicures. NEW IMAGE EUROPEAN SKIN CARE AND DAY SPA $$ 14432 Union Ave. (408) 371-5974 www.newimagedayspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, couple massages, hot stone), body treatments (back, hydrotherapy bath, seaside salt scrub, contouring body wrap, seaweed body wrap with body exfoliation), facials (acne, deluxe European, glycolic acid, teen), waxing (including Brazilian bikini, full leg), tinting, electrolysis, and makeup. Special Features: New Image specializes in unique packages, including The Mini Getaway for Two, The Royal Treatment, The Men’s Club, and much more. PLUM SPA $$ 74 S. First St. (408) 971-9713 www.plumspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, Shiatsu, deep tissue, sports, aromatherapy, reflexology), facials (deep pore cleansing, aromatherapy, microdermabrasion, sea, antioxidant, teen acne), body treatments (detox essential oil wrap for cellulite, bamboo and lemongrass body buff, plum crush body buff), hydrotherapy, hair salon, makeover, permanent cosmetics, waxing, and nail care. Special Features: This urban retreat is one out of 10 spas in the nation to offer the elaborate Jamu Indonesian spa rituals. The Javanese Lulur™ Royal Ritual, which begins with a Balinese massage and culminates in a luxurious petal bath and a slathering of Jasmine Frangipani Lotion, is fit for a queen. This ritual is administered to royal brides 40 days before the wedding as a skin purification and beauty ritual.

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PURE BLISS DAY SPA $$ 6055 Meridian Ave. (408) 268-5300

Services: Body treatments (aromatherapy salt glow, essential oil aroma wrap, self-tanning application), facials (European, glycolic, c-esta, the clean zyme, aromatherapy, teen, back, men’s, microdermabrasion, 4-layer, oxygen), massages (Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy, pregnancy, reflexology), nail care, waxing, and tinting. SACHS DAY SPA $$ 1375 Lincoln Ave. (408) 298-1375 www.sachsdayspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, deep muscle, lomi lomi, reflexology, heated stone, pregnancy), facials (papaya enzyme, glycolic, pumpkin, teen, essential, factor A, men’s, back, microdermabrasion, body treatments (mango polish, self tanning, “wrapture,� rejuvenating body mask, spa pure), waxing, lash extensions and makeup. Special Features: Add a little 62

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oomph to your facial with Sach’s intensifiers like the aromaplasty mask, a multivitamin mask that revitalizes the skin, or an evidence mask, an anti-aging treatment to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. SAGE BEAUTY SPA $$ 812 S. Winchester Blvd., Ste. 140 (408) 244-2102 www.sagebeautyspa.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, lymphatic drainage), facials (relaxation, deluxe, deep hydra, collagen anti-wrinkle), body treatments (salt glow, body polish, cellulite reduction, sun kiss), waxing, salon, and nail services. Special Features: Sage is available for private parties (bachelorette, birthday, baby shower). SALON DE LA VIE $$ 1044 Lincoln Ave. (408) 277-0911 www.salondelavie.com

Services: Hair treatments (cutting, color, thermal straightening, perms and deep conditioning), waxing, facials (hydrating, deep cleansing, acne solution, peel, European, pumpkin, glycolic, vitamin C) Special Features: Special events are their forte. Salon De La Vie offers makeup and hair styling services to help you look your best for your prom, weddings and other special occasions. SERENITY DAY SPA $$$ 1123 Luchessi Dr. (408) 4487546 www.serenityds.com

Services: Facials (antioxidant lifting, aroma, alpha vital, oxygen plus, back, teen, mini), peels (benefit, purity, pomegranate, deep sea, timeless), body wraps (aromatherapy mud, seaweed, herbal detox, parafango full body), body scrubs (lavender, sugar bamboo smoothie, bronze & glow), massages (Swedish, sports, pregnancy, LaStone, Shirodhara head and scalp, underwater), waxing, permanent makeup, nail and foot treatments, and makeup. Special Features: Relax under water with Serenity Day Spa’s underwater massage where you’ll sink into a warm hydrotherapy bath complete with 22 pulsating jets and scented with one of their special botanical sachets. The treatment ends with a massage application of a botanical hydrating lotion. SKIN BASICS $$$ 1035 S. De Anza Blvd. Ste. 5a (408) 861-0650 www.skin-basics.net

Services: Massages (30-, 60-, 90-minute), facials (benefit, purity, lighten up, rescue, petite), resurfacing treatments (Epicuren enzyme peel, purity peel, benefit peel, timeless peel), hair removal, and lash tint. Special Features: Unwind with one of the four appropriately named spa packages: Pamper, Relax, Heavenly, or Pure Bliss. SONA MEDSPA $$$ 2880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 240 (408) 248-7662 www.sonamedspa.com

Services: Laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation programs (healthy skin system, skin illuminating system, skin renewal system, sun repair system, acne care system, skin resolution system, and Sona select system). Special Features: Experience

the Sona Concept: a personalized treatment program that targets each anatomical area for treatment during the exact window of time most effective for hair removal and anti-aging services. THE SPA AT DOLCE HAYES MANSION $$$ 200 Edenvale Ave. (408) 227-2227 www.beingspausa.com

Services: Massages (therapeutic, relaxation, deep tissue, sportspecific, couples, prenatal), body therapies (herbal back treatment, body sculpting), facials (Purify/ clarify, anti-aging, rejuvenation), lip contour, distress eye treatment, hair removal, makeup, manicures and pedicures. Special Features: Tea and Tranquility treatment with Mandarin orange lightening and brightening facial masks, exotic Asian aromatherapies, Reiki foot treatments, and herbal teas from the tea bar will ease the most stressed body and soul. TOVA YARON DAY SPA & SALON $$ 1600 Saratoga Ave., Ste. 411 (408) 866-8682 www.tovayaron.com

Services: Massages (Swedish, deep tissue, sports, Shiatsu, hot stone, prenatal, aromatherapy, lymphatic, foot reflexology), facials (normalto-dry-skin, oily/combination skin, sensitive skin, aromatherapy, teen, back, vitamin C, oxygen, collagen anti-aging treatment, hydrolifting), body treatments (body salt glow plus sunless tanning, moor mud, sea weed, honey and almond body glow, mineral rich Dead Sea salt glow, purifying and slimming detox, anti-fluid, Dead Sea mud), microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, waxing, electrolysis, hydrotherapy tub, nail services, hair salon services and makeup. Special Features: Experience relaxation at its finest with Tova Yaron’s “Total Escape from Reality� spa package – seven-and-a-half hours of pampering, including an age-defying oxygen facial, a hydrotone body wrap, a calming hydrotherapy bath, a relaxing hour-long massage, hair styling and shampoo, makeup, a manicure and pedicure. Lunch is included.

SANTA CLARA NUDERMA MEDSPA $$ 3700 Thomas Rd., Ste. 207 Santa Clara (408) 986-1700 www.nudermamedspa.com

Services: Laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation programs (clearCONCEPT acne treatment, laser acne treatment, acne scar reduction, blue light/red light therapy, Botox, RestylaneŽ, laser aging prevention and wrinkle reduction) Special Features: Breathe new life into your skin with NuDerma’s Elite Package which consists of microdermbrasion, intense pulse light (IPL) treatment, and Botox.

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Services: Facials (deep cleaning, anti-aging, firming, acne prone skin treatment, hyper-pigmentation, desensitizing treatment, clinical and specialized treatment), massages (Harmonie signature, deep tissue, sports, tranquility, pregnancy, cellulite), body therapies (viva glow body exfoliation, hot salt lavender body scrub, hot alaea Hawaiian salt scrub, Riviera sun mist, vanilla orchid balm body mask), anticellulite therapies, spa manicures and pedicures with pipe-less hydrotherapy tubs, European skin care and makeup, spa day packages, and wellness plans. Special Features: Special spa parties, spa party packages for three, six or nine include limousine pick-up and drop off, complimentary French champagne, high tea buffet, spa treatments, and spa gift for everyone to take home. JEM SKINCARE $$ 14471 Big Basin Way, Ste. C (408) 872-0460 www.jessicarom.com

Services: Facials (JEM signature, customized, collagen peptide, alpha-beta pumpkin, express, Reiki), tinting, body treatments (enzymatic sea mud body wrap, hydrotherapy body wrap, detoxifying back treatment, peppermint foot facial, Reiki), and waxing. Special Features: Restore order in your body with JEM’s Reiki treatment, which brings about increased relaxation and peace through the channeling of nature’s energy in your body. NILOU DAY SPA $$$ 18772 Cox Ave. (408) 8665036 www.nilou.com

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Services: Massages (aromatic, stress reduction, prenatal, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, foot reflexology), facials (Epicuren, aroma, oxy, hydra, beta, alpha, teens and men), targeted facial treatments (microdermabrasion, glycolic enzyme treatment, fruit acid exfoliation and eye opener), permanent makeup, body treatments (La Stone therapy, anticellulite treatment, seaweed body wrap, sun free tanning, detoxifying herbal body wrap), waxing, tinting

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Preston Wynne Spa, Saratoga and nail care. Special Features: Indulge in one of their unique body treatments like the Persian Hamam, which starts with a soak in their exclusive hydro bath, followed by a waterfall shower. PAVIA DAY SPA $$$ 12840 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. Ste. 300 (408) 741-1555 www.paviadayspa.com

Services: Massages (Deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, relaxation, motherhood, head, hands, foot reflexology), body contour wrap, dry skin soother, aromatherapy salt glow, deep cleansing back, sunless tan, facials (signature organic, vitamin C, men’s, tea tree, glycolic, teen), deep forest, detox, peppermint sea twist wrap, eucalyptus immunity boost, makeup, manicure, pedicure and waxing. Special Features: Pamper your extremities with the Head, Hands and Feet massage ($85 for 60 minutes), a pressure point massage using a customized blend of essential oils. PRESTON WYNNE SPA $$$ 14567 Big Basin Way (408) 741-5525 www.prestonwynne.com

Services: Massages (warm stone, Hawaiian lomi lomi, deep tissue, stress relief, balneotherapy, Eastern, prenatal, warm rose oil), facials (classic, back, microdermabrasion,

glycolic, prenatal, classic, collagen, deep pore, antioxidant with vitamin C, express, teen, purifying back), body therapies (revitalizing ocean glow, enzyme body peeling, detoxifying sea mineral wrap, body contour and cellulite therapy, toning treatment), nail services, makeup and waxing. Special Features: Preston Wynne Spa has intensive wellness programs designed to do everything from increasing self-esteem to preparing for motherhood to purifying the lymphatic system.

SUNNYVALE SKIN AND DAY SPA PARADISE $$$ 526 S. Murphy Ave. (408) 245-4777 www.dayspaparadise.com

Services: Facials (anti-sensitive, antiaging, anti-pigmentation, anti-acne, deep pore cleansing, deep hydrating, European, men’s, refresh, teen and back treatment) microdermabrasion, peels (diamond microdermabrasion, glycolic facial treatment, skin resurfacing AHA-BHA), aroma luxe bodycare, anti-fatigue back care, silky hand and foot, waxing. Special Features: Spoil yourself and that special someone with Day Spa’s couple packages (relaxation care and rejuvenation care), or pick up one of their premiere skincare products from Jan Marini and YonKa Paris. TW


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So reads the description of Lululemon Athletica’s popular Reverse Groove yoga pants, on display in the Yoga Source Los Gatos studio’s boutique. For yoga devotees in the know, Lululemon’s merchandise is the Chanel suit of the yoga community. While yoga classes shouldn’t be a style trial, the fact is that the right attire can improve your comfort, and even enhance your form on the mat. For Yoga Source Los Gatos founder Linda McGrath, Lululemon is always her outfit of choice. “I only wear Lulu,” she says, as though talking about a cherished friend. “The Reverse Groove is their classic pant – it was my first pant.”

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No doubt, that’s a trade secret. But Lululemon will reveal that its garments are made primarily from the brand’s Luon™ fabric (which is 86 percent nylon, 14 percent Lycra). The fabric, developed under the leadership of brand founder Chip Wilson, boasts a four-way stretch, which allows for a full range of movement, and means that even the most form-fitting pieces remain extremely comfy and flattering. The fabric, unlike cotton, also wicks moisture away from the skin (even in the most sweat-inducing classes) and is very fast-drying. “When you do the more sweaty types of yoga, like the Power or the Bikram, you don’t have to change – you can just go from the practice space to your car,” notes McGrath, who also favors the pants when flying. “When I travel they’re super comfy, yet they still look nice.”

Just as the right yoga outfit can benefit your performance, so can other yoga essentials, such as a good quality mat and towel. Yogitoes (www.yogitoes. com) makes one of the yoga realm’s most popular towels: the aptly-named Skidless. “They are the size of a yoga mat and have rubber dots on one side to grip onto your mat and prevent slippage in downward dog and other poses, so they are a life saver and sell like hot cakes,” explains McGrath. Yogitoes also make a range of mats, bolsters, straps and other products. Jade Yoga’s (www.jadeyoga.com) Harmony mats are some of the most popular. Made from natural, renewable, nonslip rubber, they are free of PVC and other toxic ingredients that many mats contain, and come in a range of uplifting colors and sizes. The company, in conjunction with Trees for the Future, also plants a tree for every JadeYoga mat sold.

In fact, the revered Reverse Groove pants are so comfy and stylish; wearers are often tempted to make them their outfit for the day – or at least for the post-yoga trip to their favorite café. “You can go to the coffee shop wearing them on the weekend,” notes McGrath. Comfortable, chic and café-friendly, now that’s attire even the most workout gear-phobic fashionistas can embrace. Namaste. TW

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Power Showers Bathrooms get blissfully hot and steamy. BY IRENE KEW

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ho wants to snuggle up with a ratty old afghan rug when you can make a super soft throw, thanks to the miracle of microsuede? Choose a trendy color like purple-blue, then give your throw a mod twist with metallic paint and stencils that spell out C-H-I-L-L (or whatever your choose). It’s the perfect way to add a splash of color to the couch – and just what the doctor ordered to cure those winter blues. WHAT YOU’LL NEED

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Reach through the opening and turn the throw right-side out. To sew the throw closed, fold the hems of the opening inward and pin together. Using a sewing needle and the periwinkle thread, hand-stitch the opening closed with a hidden ladder stitch. TW TIPS

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titioners. As large amounts of blood are sent to the digestive organs after a meal, some physicians believe that if the blood usually required for digestion is allowed to flow differently (or not at all) for a period of time, there ought to be greater or “clearer” brain function. Believers in the lenitive qualities of fasting suggest that increased mental acuity doesn’t usually happen until after the first few days of a fast, because the body is busy cleaning out excess toxins. In the early stages, the body purges diseased or dead cells, then rebuilds and rejuvenates, leaving healthy tissue behind. Allegedly there is also a remarkable redistribution of nutrients in the fasting body.

The Skinny on Fasting The path to fulfillment can also lead to health problems. DINING

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cal fasts that adjust metabolic rates, detoxify and enable doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis. There are the famous political fasts commonly known as hunger strikes, as practiced with much success by Gandhi, or much failure, as in the case of the IRA members who starved themselves to death in the ’80s (remember Bobby Sands?). Most widely known and widely practiced are religious or spiritual fasts. In most of the world’s major faiths there are documents in praise of fasting. In Islam the fast (known as “sawm”) practiced during Ramadan is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam. Christianity has its Lenten and Advent seasons, during which fasts play an integral role in achieving a closeness to the suffering of, or a feeling of oneness

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with, their savior. Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism all have entrenched fasting components attached to their dogmas. One of the more common aims of religious fasting is to sympathize with those who do not always have food readily available. Fasting is also viewed as a means of controlling one’s bodily desires and focusing more on devoting oneself to God. When examining the rules of religious fasting, it quickly becomes clear that the motivations for the fast are extremely different from faith to faith, and the methods used are maddeningly varied, even within a given group. For example, in the Orthodox Church, a person fasting is allowed wine or beer, depending on which text they might consult while not eating, while a fasting Catholic is discouraged from taking either. Fretting over the details of religious fasting can take the spiritual component out of the act. Medical fasts are practiced both by traditionally (or Western-trained) physicians and holistic and Eastern prac-

Beyond the testimonials of those who fast, there is little evidence to support this assertion. What is known is that fasting can be a way to enhance ones current state of well-being. The more radical or lengthy the fast, the more advisable it is to get a physical examination before beginning. While the body cannot determine what sort of fast it is participating in, it can tell the person who fasts when it is time to stop – or when the lack of food has become a problem. Side effects of long-term fasting include: persistent chills, backache, fatigue, insomnia, depression, mental illness, and though it should go without saying, feelings of extreme hunger. Worse, those who undertake extreme fasts can, according to the National Council Against Health Fraud, Inc., “... suffer from anemia, impairment of liver function, kidney stones and other undesirable side effects. Deaths due to prolonged fasting have occurred usually in people who believe fasting would ‘purify’ their body or cure a disease.” Some studies have even shown that fasting can make you fat – the theory being that when you’re through starving the body, it panics and craves foods high in calories; thus, the weight comes right back on, potentially in greater volume. So contrary to its proponents, not eating for health-related reasons is not advised. Most medical experts agree that, given the excess calories in the typical American diet, what many might call a partial fast could lead to better health and weight loss. One could begin a partial fast simply by resisting the next offer to supersize their lunch. TW


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CAMPBELL CAPERS EAT & DRINK $$ [American] 1710 W. Campbell Ave. (408) 374-5777 www. caperseatanddrink.com

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Capers – which could mean either the delicious Mediterranean condiment or a playful escapade – seems a particularly appropriate name for this popular spot. You’ll find more than just perfect pasta and juicy steaks here. Fire-roasted marinated artichokes, flash-fried calamari with jalapeños, a killer chicken marsala, and a meatloaf entrée with a wholesome reputation are just some of the enticing menu items. Main-course salads are also popular, particularly for lunching customers – the Chinese Chicken Salad being No. 1 on the lunch charts for some time now. Capers offers a selection of more than 30 wines by the glass from the full bar. TIGELLERIA RISTORANTE $$ [Contemporary Italian] 76 E. Campbell Ave. (408) 884-3808 www.tigelleria.com

This new eatery takes its name from the regional Italian flatbread customarily served with various cheeses, meats, vegetables and relishes. Fare here is traditional Italian with an organic twist. Think dishes such as shaved fennel and parmesan salad with pine nuts and organic Tuscan olive oil, or a cheese plate with some of the nation’s best-loved formaggios, including 76

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crescenza, taleggio, gorgonzola, pecorino Romano and, of course, parmesan – served with aged balsamic vinegar, honey, and fruit spread. Gourmands will want to try the Sweet Sweet Salami entrée – chocolate salami sprinkled with drops of balsamic vinegar, garnished with organic cherry preserves and served with a glass of dessert wine.

CUPERTINO ARYA $$ [Global] 19930 Stevens Creek Blvd. (408) 996 9606 www.aryarestaurant.com

Visitors to the new Cupertino restaurant Arya can enjoy a distinctive dining experience in a restaurant that exudes relaxed elegance. The menu here is a unique mix of Persian, Italian and classic American cuisines, with dishes including shish kebab, cioppino, chicken marsala and flavorful Persian soups, stews and meats. Before your meal, allow time to enjoy a glass of wine from their extensive list in the cozy, fireside lounge. THE BLUE PHEASANT RESTAURANT & BAR $$$ [American, Continental] 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd. (408) 255-3300 www.bluepheasant.com

Reeling in regulars for almost 40 years with appetizers like the Blue Pheasant Crabcakes – breaded, deep-fried crabcakes served with

aioli – and entrées like Salmon Wellington: King salmon and crabmeat baked in French puff pastry and covered in Hollandaise sauce. Not to mention the pork tenderloin in Dijon peppercorn sauce, set aflame with brandy. South-facing windows offer greenside views of the Blackberry Farm Golf Course, and dancing starts in the lounge around 7pm (DJs play ’70s-’90s music to please an older crowd). Reservations are recommended, especially on weekends. HARVEST $ [American] 10630 S. De Anza Blvd. (408) 996-9700

Fans of the Flames that once stood here will no doubt flock to recently opened Harvest, for their take on American breakfast favorites, such as the wine country omelet with peppers, smoked ham, tomatoes and Laura Chenel goat cheese. They should return for lunch or dinner at this casual, counter-service venue, opened by one of the Sonoma Chicken Coop founders. Expect some Coop-like dishes, but the kitchen also takes advantage of the $20,000 of pasta-making equipment, producing dishes that include silky, delicious goat cheese ravioli. With its kid-friendly offerings and wine country décor, the ambience is suitable for everything from family outings to business lunches.

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HALF MOON BAY HALF MOON BAY BREWING COMPANY $ [American] 390 Capistrano Rd. (650) 728-2739 www.hmbbrewingco.com

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A tasty array of eight different home-brewed beers takes center stage, but the HMB Brewing Company has definitely raised the bar for “bar food.” Steamed clams, seared ahi tuna, prawn cocktails, and the smoked fish appetizer are all top rate… and those are just the appetizers. Be sure to try the Mavericks Amber Ale – it has unseated Corona as the perfect oceanside sunset beer.

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LOS GATOS WILLOW STREET PIZZA $ [Italian, Pizza] 20 S. Santa Cruz Ave. (408) 354-5566 www.willowstreet.com

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AZUCAR 888 - 377 - 9050 71 E. San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 293-1121

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BELLA MIA 888 - 377 - 9053 58 S. First Street, San Jose (408) 280-1993

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FAHRENHEIT ULTRA LOUNGE & RESTAURANT 888 - 377 - 9054 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 998-9998

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HABANA CUBA RESTAURANT 888 - 377 - 9055 238 Race Street, San Jose (408) 998-2822

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This family-oriented restaurant rotates around a social dining experience, where tables of locals devour baskets of Willow Street’s bread, made piping hot in-house daily. In addition to gourmet wood-fired pizzas like the Thin Crust Mediterranean (tomato sauce, mozzarella, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, caramelized onions, fresh thyme, and goat cheese), the menu features sandwiches, grilled meats, and a number of savory pasta dishes. The fettuccini chicken tequila pasta is particularly popular.

MILPITAS SUSHI MAMORU $$ [Japanese, Sushi] 138 S. Main St. (408) 946-5446

The bold red and black walls and chic surrounds of Sushi Mamoru set the stage for a medley of well-executed Japanese favorites – sushi, sashimi, and shabu-shabu. Count on thick, tender slices of sashimi, inventive special rolls such as the Milpitas roll and the Spicy Lovers roll, and a wide selection of tempura, udon, teriyaki, and vegetarian entrées. Ready for something different? Dunk and dine shabu-shabu style or go for something off the barbecue grill – we recommend the Mamoru Deluxe, a succulent combination of rib eye and lobster tail.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW CANTANKEROUS FISH $$ [Seafood] 420 Castro St. (650) 966-8124 www.thecantankerousfish.com

A relaxed atmosphere meets a refined menu of seafood entrées in one of the Peninsula’s most popular destinations for business lunches and romantic dinners alike. Favorites include the Cantankerous Sea Bass and the crab-encrusted salmon.

[Pan-Latin] 400 Castro St. (650) 940-9500 www.cascalrestaurant.com

Vibrant interior colors create a lively setting for Cascal’s huge, Latin-influenced tapas (small plates) menu. If you don’t feel like sharing, feel free to fall back on the full menu, which has a trio of ceviche dishes, plus several varieties of seafood paella. Weekdays from 3:30-6:30pm, you can enjoy your tapas with half-price mojitos, sangria or caipirinhas. TAQUERIA LA BAMBA $ [Mexican] 2058 Old Middlefield Way (650) 965-2755

Tucked away in this tiny taqueria are some of the biggest burritos this side of Texas. La Bamba’s super burrito comes with all the traditional fixings, such as meat, beans, rice, cheese, sour cream and guacamole, and is big enough to feed two hungry people. La Bamba’s menu also offers a taste of El Salvador with its pupusas, wonderfully crispy tortillas filled with pork, beans, and cheese. These delicacies are not designed to go – gobble them up in-house as they emerge piping hot from the kitchen. TIED HOUSE BREWERY $ [American] 954 Villa St. (650) 965-2739 www.tiedhouse.com

Tied House bustles with patrons as familiar with the microbrewery’s selection of homemade ale and ambers as they are with the menu of oversized burgers, deep-fried appetizers, and hearty salads. Pasta and seafood entrées offer up more refined options than the typical brew pub fare, but at the end of the day, any food you order is really just a side dish to the real main course: beer. On Sundays, kids under 12 eat for free when you buy two meals (Mountain View location only). VASO AZZURRO $$ [Italian, Mediterranean] 108 Castro St. (650) 940-1717 www.vasoazzurro.com

Rich in flavor and attentive service, Vaso Azzurro delivers punchy Italian classics with an upscale and contemporary feel. Enjoy tasty appetizers like calamari fritti (lightly fried springy squid rings served with a spicy herb sauce) or Insalata di spinaci (a spinach salad with rock shrimp, roasted bell peppers, bleu cheese, and pine nuts). Choose from a wide range of entrées with pasta, meat (veal, chicken, lamb steak) and seafood options. At less than $6, dessert’s practically compulsory.

PALO ALTO FISH MARKET RESTAURANT $$ [Seafood] 3150 El Camino Real (650) 493-9188 www.thefishmarket.com

Every Fish Market location (the first opened in 1976) houses a retail market, oyster bar, and restaurant. The menu changes daily, but no matter what day it is, there’s a dish for nearly every hankering: seafood cocktails, raw oysters and clams, baked shellfish, steamed shellfish, smoked fish, sashimi and sushi, oyster bar specialties, and a deep list of mesquite charbroiled entrées. Ask for the cheesy bread with crabmeat, and always choose the au gratin as one of your sides. Trust us.

MANTRA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE $$ [Contemporary Indian, California] 632 Emerson St. (650) 322-3500 www.mantrapaloalto.com

The gold wallpaper, cherry wood veneers, and occasional live jazz hint that this isn’t your typical Indian restaurant. Executive chef Sachin Chopra has created a winning menu that juxtaposes the Indian and California tastes, ranging from appetizers like golden cumin cauliflower soup to entrées like mustard and roasted Kashmiri cayenne pepper-marinated sea bass filet on a bed of leeks and fresh vegetables. Equally pleasing are the elegant 78-seat dining room and Dual Happy Hour ($3 beer, $5 cocktails and half off bar food) at the sleek Daru Lounge. SHOKOLAAT $$$$ [Continental] 516 University Ave. (650) 289-0719 www.shokolaat.com

Visitors entering Shokolaat are greeted by an array of chocolates, artisan breads and pastries, including French macaroons and bittersweet chocolate cremeux. Past these sweet delights, you’ll find the fine restaurant, with food and wine menus highlighting the cuisines and wines of California and France. Try the filet of beef with seared foie gras and black truffle sauce, the gratin of escargot with bone marrow, or the lobster served with lobster ravioli. Pair dishes with wines from the restaurant’s extensive list, put together by consultant sommelier Catherine Fallis. THAIPHOON RESTAURANT $ [Thai] 543 Emerson St. (650) 323-7700 www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com

Owner Tom Vongampai grew up eating delicately spiced, fresh, healthy Thai food, and his goal with Thaiphoon was to bring his childhood cuisine to life – so he hired his mother as the executive chef. Where some Thai restaurants underspice or oversweeten their dishes, Thaiphoon’s dishes reach an elegant balance. Try your dishes with brown Jasmine rice instead of white. It’s healthier, and adds a subtle nutty flavor. TRADER VIC’S $$$ [Asian Fusion, Modern American] 4269 El Camino Real (650) 849-9800 www. tradervicspaloalto.com

Have you ever gone out with friends and found it next to impossible to choose a restaurant? Next time, head for Trader Vic’s, a restaurant with a fun, exotic atmosphere and a menu to match – from barbecued chicken pizza to macadamia-crusted mahi mahi to Sonoma chicken Calcutta curry (you read right). Legend has it that the Mai Tai was invented at the original Oakland Trader Vic’s. No visit to Trader Vic’s is complete without one of these rum masterpieces.

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DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE 19 MARKET $ [Vietnamese, Asian Fusion] 19 N. Market St. (408) 280-6111 www.19market.com

Unlike the bare-bones eat-andrun feel of so many Vietnamese restaurants, 19 Market shines with Zen-inspired earth-tone interiors and an equally agreeable menu. This bar and bistro not only dishes out familiar favorites like beef noodle soup (pho) and imperial rolls, but adds a Singaporean, Chinese, and California twist to Vietnamese fare. Try the Shaking Beef, or Chilean sea bass, simmered with caramel sauce in a clay pot, and save room for their $7-a-plate desserts. ANISE CAFÉ $$

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[Vietnamese, Asian Fusion] 1663 W. San Carlos St. (408) 298-8178 www.anisecafe.com

This low-lit restaurant serves Mexican favorites and killer margaritas in a lively, yet romantic atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with the fajitas or one of the ever-popular “combinacion” platters, but if you’re more adventurous, try the hoochmarinated Pollo Borracho with guacamole and nopales (that’s cactus, yo!). Cielito Lindo means “beautiful sky” or “little pretty heaven.” The phrase is taken from that famous “Ay, ay, ay, ay... ” song written in the 1800s, often sung by mariachis today. FAHRENHEIT ULTRA LOUNGE & RESTAURANT $ [Modern American, Asian Fusion] 99 E. San Fernando St. (408) 998-9998 www.fahrenheitultralounge.com

San Jose gets a taste of something hot at Gumbo Jumbo, where popular menu choices include crawfish and traditional jambalaya packed with tiger prawns, wild salmon, big eye ahi tuna, free range chicken, spicy sausage and a mix of veggies. The delicious Cajun soups are sure to complement any meal, especially the restaurant’s renowned Gumbo Jumbo or the seafood gumbo. Feel free to stop by late, the kitchen is open until midnight Thursday through Saturday. ISLAND GRILL $$ [Steakhouse, Seafood, Modern American] 1355 N. Fourth St. (408) 392-2468 www.theislandgrill.com

Fahrenheit’s exotic small plates have gotten so much attention, they’ve expanded their menu to include equally exceptional entrées. For starters, try the Mandalay beef with roti bread, or gingerpoached chicken salad, and cruise to gratifying large plates such as the grilled cabernet skirt steak or pan seared wild Alaskan salmon. Cocktails get as every bit as much attention here; it’s the only South Bay joint where bottle-flipping bartenders add a shot of energetic flair to their service.

The Island Grill in the resort-style Clarion Hotel cooks up the food equivalents of sun, sand, and long walks on the beach: blackened chicken salad with mango citrus vinaigrette; plenty of pasta and seafood dishes, like pineapple and chipotle and fried plantains with chili pepper jelly; and jerk sauce, jerk sauce everywhere. Dig the dish appellations: Jerk Caesar, Volcano Salad, and Da Plane, Da Plane Burger.

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[American] 325 S. First St. (408) 971-2898

Come for the old-world charm; stay for amazing pasta dishes. Bella Mia’s dark mahogany wood and beautiful chandeliers make the place dreamily cozy, and the house-made pastas are always pleasing. For the carb-conscious, the restaurant carries a variety of starter and main-course salads; other splurgers might prefer the seafood saffron risotto or the grilled pork chops.

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GUMBO JUMBO $$ [Cajun Fusion] 80 N. Market St. (408) 294-8626 www.gumbojumbo.com

Small plates make a big impact with fresh local produce and seafood laced with tangy FrenchVietnamese sauces. Try the escargot and a slow-cooked stew for continental flair, and top it all off with some California wine. Anise Café’s tawny walls, lush greenery and earthy brown accents will have you believe you’re dining in tropical luxury. “Small plates” is a nice way of saying “small portions,” so plan to order three to four for two people. [Italian, Modern American] 58 S. First St. (408) 280-1993 www.bellamia.com

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[American] 33 E. San Fernando St. (408) 294-6785 www.gordonbiersch.com

The restaurant’s lunch menu, peppered with burgers and sandwiches, rules only slightly less than the dinner menu’s truly golden steak, chicken, and seafood entrées. If Americanesque food seems tired, diners can enjoy pasta, stir-fry, pizza, and a host of Asian-influenced entrées. No meal is complete without their famous garlic fries or fresh beer, brewed just down the street. Also, look out for their seasonal beer selections.

JERSEY’S CHEESESTEAKS $ Jersey’s has gone downtown and upscale, and what was once a tavern that served food is now a genuine restaurant and sports bar. Existing fans will surely flock to the new Downtown location, as it still serves those authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and remains the official West Coast home of the Philadelphia Eagles, complete with 16 HD plasma screens in its 6,000-square-foot 82


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Loft Bar & Bistro, Downtown San Jose space. New fans are sure to follow, due to the full kitchen and expanded menu, which includes salads, pastas, seafood and steaks. Not into cheesesteaks? Try their blackened chicken penne pasta, or an Oaxacan chicken burrito. LOFT BAR & BISTRO $$ [Modern American] 90 S. Second St. (408) 291-0677 www.loftbarandbistro.com

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Capers Eat and Drink impresario Kam Razavi has a Downtown hit with Loft. A historic stone-and-marble exterior belies the airy urban-chic warehouse interior, complete with upstairs loft and a second-story patio. The menu features gourmet turns on classic comfort foods, as exemplified by Razavi’s meatloaf, made with smoked ham and smothered in a wild mushroom sauce that migrates to the garlic mashed potatoes. The full bar on the second floor is a popular gathering spot on weekend nights. MENARA MOROCCAN RESTAURANT $$ [Moroccan] 41 E. Gish Rd. (408) 453-1983 www.menara41.com

Recline on a pillowed couch with a Moroccan Magic cocktail in hand. Six different five-course prix fixe dinners include Casablancan delectables like lamb with honey, hare with paprika, and orange roughy with shermoula sauce. Meals are finished with mint tea. Moroccan arches, gilt accents, low-to-the-ground dining tables, and belly dancers might catch you hoping Master won’t rub the lamp just yet.

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MOTIF RESTAURANT & LOUNGE $$ [Asian Fusion] 389 S. First St. (408) 279-1888 www.motiflounge.com

This stunning new addition to the Downtown scene is a venue that is serious about food. Their lounge-y dining area serves up tasty plates that fuse contemporary cuisine with Asian flavors. Think appetizers of lobster dumplings in double broth with bean sprouts, or lemon marinated asparagus with daikon and egg. More substantial fare includes pork loin with roast peanuts, lardon, caramelized yam and sautéed greens, or griddled game hen with shoestring potatoes and hoisin jus. PARAGON RESTAURANT $$ [Modern American] 211 S. First St. (408) 282-8888 www.paragonrestaurant.com

This chic lounge and restaurant are the paragon of art-deco-gonehigh-tech décor, with cube lighting, polished-stone surfaces, and low booths that appear ready for takeoff. The roasted chicken with gourmet mac-n-cheese is a staple, but there are a few surprises, too, that change seasonally. Tables on the heated outdoor patio are highly coveted on warm nights, so make reservations; same goes for Friday and Saturday nights, when there’s live jazz. PICASSO’S TAPAS RESTAURANT $$ [Spanish, Tapas] 62 W. Santa Clara St. (408) 298-4400 www.picassosrestaurant.com

Picasso’s offers a tapas menu so multifaceted, even a Cubist painter

would be impressed. Start off with the tangy, garlic-spiked specialties, like clams in white wine garlic sauce, then switch it up with the stewed chicken and tortilla Española (a potato and onion frittata). The paella is served for two or more, so bring friends over a pitcher of sangria. On weekends, there’s often a guitarist to keep guests entertained during the inevitable wait. PIZZ’A CHICAGO $$ [Pizza] 155 W. San Fernando St. (408) 283-9400 www.pizzachicago.com

Every Pizz’a pie offers a taste of the dee-lish deep-dish character of Chicago without the Windy City weather. Try the Al Capone’s pizza doppelganger with fresh spinach, ricotta, onions, and toasted almonds, and the Joliet Jake, a pie piled with portabella, crimini, shiitake and button mushrooms with basil, tomato, and apricots. For meatballs, there’s the Oprah sandwich. On Mondays, get 25 percent off your entire dinner at the restaurant from 4-10pm with an online coupon. ROKKO JAPANESE CUISINE $$ [Japanese, Sushi] 55 S. Market St. (408) 947-7778

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tasty assortment of sushi rolls. The Rokko crunch roll, an appetizing combination of lightly cooked salmon, crisp salmon skin, avocado, and tempura flakes, pleases the palate, as does the lengthy list of premium sakes. THE MELTING POT $$$ [Modern American] 72 S. First St. (408) 293-6020 www.meltingpot.com

This popular franchise takes the Swiss-born craze of dipping stuff in hot pots way beyond standardissue “cheese with bread,” and San Jose’s handsome location in a historic building is sophisticated, warm, and simple. The four-course menu features varied entrées cooked in one of four styles, with an assortment of savory breads, vegetables, and choice of salad. The regular menu includes dishes like lobster, chicken, pork tenderloin, shrimp, and Florentine ravioli – and, of course, chocolate fondue dessert. TIED HOUSE CAFE & BREWERY $$ [Modern American] 65 N. San Pedro St. (408) 295-2739 www.tiedhouse.com

Ravenous Sharks fans devour platters of smoked trout, smoked salmon, ribs, and sausages with a pint of Ironwood Dark, an Englishstyle brown ale, while mall-weary shoppers gratefully chow down the blackened Louisiana catfish with Tied’s Cascade Amber. For bar snacks, it’s hard to beat the pesto-parmesan calamari or the Harvest Quesadilla, roasted butternut squash, and red peppers with pepper jack cheese in a flour tortilla drizzled with lime-chipotle sour cream.

SAN JOSE BANGKOK TASTE THAI $ [Thai] 1769 Blossom Hill Rd. (408) 358-2525 www.bangkoktaste.com

Owner Chutima Thongpreecha and her father opened Bangkok Taste in San Jose in 1993, serving slightly Americanized Thai food in their

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comfortable small dining room. The prawn curry is a favorite served as spicy as you like it. Many of the dishes come with Nok’s Plum Sauce, which is available in jars to take home. Use the printable coupon on Bangkok Taste’s website that gives half off any entrée with the purchase of another. BLOWFISH SUSHI $$ [Japanese, Sushi, Asian Fusion] 355 Santana Row, Ste. 1010 (408) 345-3848 www.blowfishsushi.com

If you like your sushi trendysophisticated, with a little DJ music and anime thrown in, you’ll be hooked. A menu of Sakizuke (Japanese fusion appetizers) mixes up sea bass and miso, salmon roe, and quail egg. Try special sushi rolls like the Special Dragon or the Super Dynamite Roll, and fill up on their extensive list of imported, hard-to-find sakes. Try the Peach Nympho, the Mango Mojito or the Kiwi Appletini. BLUE MANGO $ [Thai, Asian Fusion, Vegetarian] 4996 Stevens Creek Blvd. (408) 248-7191 www.bluemangocuisine.com

Thai food jets to the next level at this comfortable spot, where favorites like pad Thai and Panang chicken share the menu with the fusion-y rock ’n’ roll clams – sautéed clams with a basil and chili sauce. White tablecloths, earth-toned walls and large murals of Thai temples may find you offering thanks to the food gods for this little hideaway. Vegetarian-friendly Blue Mango will customize dishes to your requests. CREEKSIDE INN $$ [Classic American] 544 W. Alma Ave. (408) 289-9781

The kind of place where quality comfort food and karaoke cohabitate, the Creekside recalls the big-shouldered days at the height of classic American cuisine. A meat-and-potatoes menu pleases with favorites like lobster, sole, meatloaf, and rack of lamb, and while the décor can’t be called cutting-edge, it wins points for coziness. Nick, the owner, promises the best steak in town. Karaoke (Wednesdays) comes with a free buffet – get there early.

FISH MARKET RESTAURANT $$ [Seafood, American] 1007 Blossom Hill Rd. (408) 2693474 www.thefishmarket.com

Fresh seafood at a fair price – a goal Fish Market is able to meet because they operate their own fishing vessels, fishery, and oyster farm. The dazzling menu includes line-caught Pacific swordfish, Hawaiian hebi, Pacific Miyagi oysters, and live Maine lobster tail, plus a choice of having your fish cooked over a mesquite wood fire, baked, steamed, smoked or fried. Make sure to check out the weekly specialty fish and the sushi bar. HABANA CUBA $$ [Cuban] 238 Race St. (408) 998-2822 www.998cuba.com

A vivid dining experience, with jewel-tone rooms and, of course, a menu rich with traditional Cuban favorites. Each dinner entrée – roasted pork, sea bass – comes with soup or salad, white rice, and your choice of platanos maduros, frijoles negros or yucca con ajo. Portions are Latin-style generous. For lunch, a must-order is the Cuban sandwich: pressed Cuban bread, baked fresh daily, stuffed with slowroasted pork, Swiss cheese, ham, and pickles. The fresh mojitos and sangrias, along with the flavorful tropical seasonings, will transport you to Old Havana instantly. MAXIM’S $ 1620 Saratoga Ave. (408) 379-8886

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Rosie McCann’s reinvents traditional pub fare. Quaff a pint or two at the elegant curved bar, and you, too, will be singing praises to Rosie’s Irish Nachos, a mountain of guacamole, salsa, and all the fixings atop (of course) potatoes. The Irish sausage bangers with garlic mashed potatoes and Guinness gravy, and Alaskan cod fish ‘n’ chips are delectable. Try the filet mignon medallion appetizer and order a couple of items from the kid’s menu. It’s cheaper, and you still get tons of food.

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SIAM THAI CUISINE $ [Thai] 1080 S. De Anza Blvd. (408) 366-1080 www.siamthaicuisine.com

Tucked in a strip mall, this unassuming Thai diner is usually surrounded by a lunch crowd awaiting inexpensive but carefully

prepared versions of red-curryroasted duck, ginger pork and sweet-and-sour prawns. Noodle soups and entrée salads offer vegetarian diners plenty of options. The décor is sparse and the tables are packed in, but when you see how much food you get in a $6.95 lunch combination special, your only concern will be consuming it all before the boss expects you back at your desk. SINO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE $$$ [Chinese] 377 Santana Row, Ste. 1000 (408) 247-8880 www.sinorestaurant.com

Ultra-modern Asian chic ambience sets the stage for this upscale Chinese/dim sum hot spot. Owner Chris Yeo (of Straits fame) packs the menu with everything from General Yeo free-range chicken to char siu smoked sea bass, and packs SINO’s five large rooms full of Santana Row’s genetically privileged diners. Try the Peking barbecued baby back ribs. Delicious. STRAITS RESTAURANT $$ [Asian Fusion] 333 Santana Row, Ste. 1100 (408) 246-6320 www.straitsrestaurants.com

Pan-oceanic Singaporean small plates and noodle dishes are like romance on the high seas: unexpected, spicy, and utterly seductive once you begin to roll with it. A meal at Straits will take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour of Asia, starting with the buttery Indian-style roti prata flatbread and the Fuji apple and prawn salad in a mint vinaigrette, all the way to the Origami sea bass with ginger, shiitake mushrooms, and rice wine baked in parchment.

WILLOW STREET PIZZA $ [Italian, Pizza] 1554 Saratoga Ave. (408) 871-0400; 1072 Willow St. (408) 971-7080 www.willowstreet.com

Friendly service, a convivial, neighborhood atmosphere, and fresh ingredients have made Willow Street Pizza a longtime local favorite. Their wonderful, wood-fired pizzas have a crispier edge than regular oven-baked pies, and their scrumptious pasta combinations (fettuccini with chicken, red bell peppers, red onions, and cilantro in a tequilalime cream sauce) are creative palate-pleasers.

SANTA CLARA BIRK’S RESTAURANT $$$ [Modern American, Steak] 3955 Freedom Cir. (408) 9806400 www.birksrestaurant.com

Almond wood and mesquite charcoal fuel the tender flavors emanating from this upscale American grill designed by Pat Kuleto. The open kitchen features superb steaks cut from tender, dry-aged, free-range beef, and organic, local produce, including the popular creamed spinach side. A business-casual hot spot for local white collars who like the kitchen energy at the grill and the succulent seafood at the oyster bar. Couples should request the lighter, Ushaped “Snoopy room” (shaped like Snoopy’s nose) for more intimacy.

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FISH MARKET RESTAURANT $$ [Seafood, American] 3775 El Camino Real (408) 246-3474 www.thefishmarket.com

Rarely does a seafood restaurant operate its own certified processing, distribution, and wholesale company, but that’s Fish Market’s commitment to freshness. With 25 fresh fish dishes and a variety of shellfish on a daily changing menu, Fish Market satisfies any oceanic urge. If you can’t eat in, pick up some fish at their adjoining retail market. Catch the action at the oldschool oyster bar – and know that chefs here will cater readily to your special dietary needs or not-on-themenu cravings. PARCEL 104 $$$$ [Modern American] 2700 Mission College Blvd. (408) 970-6104 www.parcel104.com

Celebrity chef Bradley Ogden and executive chef Robert Sapirman transform farm-fresh, local ingredients into works of seasonal art at this crown jewel of Santa Clara fine dining. The result: An ever-evolving, palate-provoking and inventive menu that pairs well with the extensive list of wines from Parcel 104’s award-winning cellar. The restaurant does not serve weekend lunches or Sunday dinners, but offers a full breakfast menu for an inspiring weekday jump-start.

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[Italian] 14503 Big Basin Way (408) 741-5115 www.bellasaratoga.com

Comfortable family dining is served up daily at this elegant Victorian home turned restaurant in the heart of Saratoga. Bella Saratoga’s extensive Italian menu features award-winning pasta, flat bread pizzas, and a comprehensive wine list to complement any meal. Portions are generous but if your stomach still has room post-dinner, delicious desserts such as tiramisu and pecan turtle pie await. LA FONDUE $$$$ [Fondue] 14550 Big Basin Way (408) 867-3332 www.lafondue.com

This fondue hotspot promises to get even hotter following its recent relocation. Now just 50 yards down the street, the new La Fondue is bigger, better and prettier, thanks to a world-class design. The roomy new venue offers luxury dining at its best, with the addition of a full bar, valet parking, a wide selection of Santa Cruz Mountain wines and even a dog-friendly patio area. La Fondue’s new menu retains the much-loved selection of cheese and chocolate fondues, not to mention their array of meats – from sea scallops, tiger prawns and yellow fin tuna to more exotic items like alligator, wild boar and ostrich – all cooked in your method of choice. We like the Black Angus filet mignon cooked Grill style, with a glass of the Page Mill cabernet sauvignon. LUPRETTA’S DELICATESSEN $ [Italian] 14480 Big Basin Way (408) 484-0004

This friendly family-run Italian deli, which stood in a section of Stevens Creek Boulevard for more than five decades, is famed for its satisfying sandwiches with soft, fresh bread and choice meats at pocket-friendly prices. Well-seasoned meatballs draw a loyal crowd, as do the ravedabout handmade ravioli (stuffed with a mild mixture of chard and ground beef or ricotta) and creamy handmade cannolis. Don’t miss the century-old ravioli cutter or the coveted Christmastime only figbased Italian cookie, cuccidati.

THE PLUMED HORSE $$$$ [American] 14555 Big Basin Way (408) 867-4711 www.plumedhorse.com

Having recently undergone one of the most extensive refurbishments in Silicon Valley dining history, The Plumed Horse now features some of the most luxurious fare and furnishings around. Executive chef Peter Armellino brings his Michelin-star garnering talents to the restaurant, resulting in a menu brimming with lavish dishes that blend French techniques with California flavors and local, sustainable sensibilities. A glance at the menu reveals selection of caviar, blue foot chicken soup, seared foie gras, hamachi crudo, 21-day dryaged New York strip – the list goes on, making the chef’s seven-course tasting menu a great option.

SUNNYVALE GINGER CAFE $ [Chinese, Asian] 398 W. El Camino Real #114 (408) 7362828; 8657 San Ysidro Ave., Gilroy (408) 847-2625 www.gingercafe.net

Named after an ingredient that’s dominant in Asian cuisine, the menu at Ginger Café draws inspiration from the region, blending Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese flavors to perfection. Small plates are a great way to go if you can’t decide what to have, but popular picks include the Tamarine Jumbo Prawns, Filet Mignon Luc La (tender cubes of beef and vegetables in a special house sauce), and Signature Sea Bass (fried with a spicy mandarin sauce or steamed with ginger scallion). To wash down that perfect meal, Ginger Café offers a wide variety of beers, sake, wine, and cocktails. NICOLINO’S ITALIAN $$$ [Italian] 1228 Reamwood Ave. (408) 734-5323 www.nicolinosgardencafe.com

Arched doorways and old-world light fixtures set the mood at this family-oriented Sunnyvale favorite, where the waiters wear tuxes and the food speaks Italian. Try veal scaloppini, fettuccine carbonara, or the famous “New York Style” sausage burger (the sausage is homemade). Try the extravagant flambé menu (lit up tableside) for a memorable dining experience. TW


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ALL AMERICAN FITNESS (1223 The Alameda, San Jose) on January 31 between the hours of 11:00 AM–4:00 PM for your chance to enter to win a complimentary ticket to see J E S S I C A

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in theatres anytime Monday–Thursday beginning February 4. This film is rated R. Run-of-engagement passes received through this promotion do not guarantee admission to the theatre. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Theatre is open to paying customers. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of tickets assumes any and all risks related to use of ticket and accepts any restrictions required by ticket provider. Lionsgate, Terry Hines & Associates, The Wave Magazine, All American Fitness and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, winner is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Participating sponsors their employees & family members and their agencies are not eligible. NO PHONE CALLS!

I N T H E ATR E S F E B R U A R Y 1 To receive a pass (for you and a friend) to attend a special screening on Saturday, February 9th, in Milpitas stop by

BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC 356 Santana Row, San Jose

beginning Saturday, February 2nd between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm. WANT MORE? Create, draw and name a new SPIDERWICK creature and send it to us at THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES/ The Wave One Post St, Suite 2400 San Francisco, CA 94104 for your chance to win a copy of

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Passes are in limited supply and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Limit two passes per person/household. Each pass admits one person.

See the movie, play the video game. In Stores February 5, 2008 visit www.spiderwickgame.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE THEATRE IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS, AND IS NOT GUARANTEED. No purchase necessary. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of tickets assumes any and all risks related to use of ticket and accepts any restrictions required by ticket provider. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, The Wave, Borders, Sierra, Terry Hines & Associates and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, winner is unable to use his/her ticket in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost; delayed or misdirected entries. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. “The Spiderwick Chronicles” ™ & © 2008 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. “The Spiderwick Chronicles” game software © 2008 Sierra Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Sierra and the Sierra logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sierra Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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50 Ways Madeleine Dunphy, Candace Fleming, Elissa Haden Guest, Matthew Holm, and Francisco Jimenez, will be on hand to discuss their work and sign books: 10am – 3:30pm 16. DROP OFF ELECTRONIC WASTE St. Pius Parish Parking Lot, 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City

February 2: We know you all have piles of old dot-matrix printers and other misc. electronics cluttering up your garages and closets. And you have no idea how to legally dispose of them, right? Well, you’re in luck: just drive up and dump your old computers, monitors, VCRs, printers, fax machines, stereo components, telephones, microwaves, televisions, and more. The cost: free!: 9am – 4pm 17. SAN FRANCISCO GLUTEN-FREE COOKING SPREE West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore St., San Francisco secure.celiaccentral.org/register_ sanfran2008.php

February 2: Do you have a problem with the gluten? Sorry to hear that, but we have something for you. Join top chefs as they show you how to prepare the most delightful glutenfree meals on the planet. 18. 2008 CRAB FEED & SILENT AUCTION Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View www.mvrotary.cmarket.com

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WEDNESDAY 1. STEVE MARTIN Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco www.cityboxoffice.com

January 30: Join Steven Winn in conversation with “wild and crazy guy” Steve Martin as they discuss everything from comedy and writing to art and cat juggling: 8pm 2. TRANCED

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San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose www.sjrep.com

Thru February 24: Prepare yourself for a nail-biting ride with Philip, a highly respected psychiatrist famous for using a form of hypnosis called “trancing” to help his patients uncover suppressed memories. He trances Azmera, an African grad student, and unexpectedly learns of a secret that could have profound consequences for thousands in an African village. Hmmm, what could it be… we’re not telling! 3. CELEBRITY FORUM: MIA FARROW Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino www.flintcenter.com

January 30 – February 1: Mia Farrow discusses her career’s successes, personal struggles and her commitment to helping children around the world: 8pm 4. THE 1940s RADIO HOUR

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performers, stage hands, and managers throw together a radio show that has you involved as the actual studio audience, complete with “Applause” cues. Enjoy comedy segments, radio plays, and such classic songs as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “That Old Black Magic.” 5. DEKE DICKERSON The Blank Club, 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose www.theblankclub.com

January 30: Join Deke Dickerson, along with special guests Los Hightops and The Slow Poisoner, for a toe-tappin’ evening of rockabilly music: 9pm 6. A THOUSAND CLOWNS Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City (650) 349-6411 www.hillbarntheatre.org

Thru February 17: Think of the movie Uncle Buck, but with a little more hardship.

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Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos (650) 941-0551

January 31 – February 23: A tale of pain and passion that goes hand in hand with thinking, falling and being in love. 8. WILL DURST Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale www.roostertfeathers.com

January 31 – February 2: Join Will Durst, America’s premier political comic, for an evening of stand-up comedy, improv, and laughter.

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FRIDAY 9. NINTH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME FESTIVAL Throughout the Bay Area www.sfbluegrass.org

February 1 – 9: This year’s festivities will feature 50 amazing bands, including The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Freight Hoppers, Peter Rowan, Carolina Chocolate Drops and many more, plus workshops, jam sessions, kids shows, films, and square dancing! 10. WEST SIDE STORY

San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware Ave., San Mateo (650) 558-2375 www.smhsdrama.org

February 1 – 10: A modern musical version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in a poor New York City neighborhood where two young and innocent lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.

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SATURDAY 11. SAN JOSE STEALTH vs. MINNESOTA SWARM HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose www.sjstealth.com

February 2: Get yourself to the “Stealth Tank” and cheer for your lacrosse team’s home opener!: 7:30pm

12. THE SANTA CRUZ CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL The Attic, 931 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz womensclub.ucsc. edu/#ChocolateFestival

February 2: If you’re a lover of chocolate, you’ll want to take a trip over the hill and sample some delicious chocolate treats from local chocolatiers, along with an auction, live music and cooking demonstrations from Count Chocula: 2 – 5pm 13. SCIENCE ALIVE! Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy (408) 846-4947 www.gavilan.edu/ sciencealive/index.html

February 2: Be prepared for some super science fun with this full day of hands-on workshops for middle school students. Participants will enjoy lunch, a science fair, and keynote speaker, but here’s the best part: they’ll get to make a race car out of a mouse trap, dissect a cow’s eyeball, make slime, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

February 2: All-you-can-eat fresh crab, pasta, salad, drinks, variety show, silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting local charities: 4:30 – 7:30pm

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SUNDAY 19. 25TH ANNUAL KAISER PERMANENTE SAN FRANCISCO HALFMARATHON Golden Gate Park, xnet.kp.org/ sanfrancisco/index.html

February 3: Come out and support the Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities and Koret Family House, and all you

14. LE MARDI GRAS DES VAMPIRES San Mateo Masonic Temple, 100 N. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo (510) 522-1731 www.peers.org

February 2: Bust out your best 18thand 19th-century Mardi Gras attire (not required) and prepare yourself for a fantastic evening of dancing, costumes and fun. Pre-ball 19thcentury dance lesson at 7pm. 15. SIXTH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS FESTIVAL Orion Elementary School, 815 Allerton St., Redwood City (650) 363-0611 www.orionschool.org

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MONDAY 20. 2008 AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM 1700 17-mile Dr., Pebble Beach www.pebblebeach.com

February 4 – 10: Pros team up with celebrities like Kevin Costner, George Lopez, Stone Phillips, Ray Romano, Andy Garcia, Dan Marino… and play golf.

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TUESDAY 21. 2008 PRIMARY MATH WORLD CONTEST TEAM TRYOUTS Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino (408) 725-2680

February 5 – 7: Is little Bobby or Suzy a math phenom? Were they born after Sept. 1, 1994? Then they are invited to try out for the USA Silicon Valley Math Team for the International Math Competition in Hong Kong in July, with ALL expenses paid!!: 7 – 8:15pm

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WEDNESDAY 22. EMERSON STRING QUARTET Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Lagunita Dr., Stanford University livelyarts.stanford.edu

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Maples Pavilion, Galvez & Campus Dr., Stanford University gostanford.cstv.com

Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd., Hayward (510) 734-5185

February 7: Silicon Valley and Stanford welcome Oregon for the opening day of Duck hunting and basketball: 7pm

February 10: Attention, shutterbugs, this is an event you surely will not want to miss. Come and sell or purchase everything from Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Fuji, Olympus, Zeiss, Leica, Rollei, large and small format cameras, tripods, studio equipment, darkroom equipment and more: 9:30am – 3pm

24. BRAZILIAN GUITAR FESTIVAL Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley www.calperfs.berkeley.edu

February 7: You’re invited to join Brazilian-born brothers Sergio and Odair Assad for an evening of some of the most rippin’-ist guitar playing you’ve heard since Yngwie Malmsteen!: 8pm

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FRIDAY 25. TESLA The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco www.livenation.com

February 8: When you wanna rock, and we mean REALLY rock, who ya gonna call? That’s right, Dr. Tesla!!: 8pm 26. HAIRSPRAY

Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

February 8 – 9: Don’t miss this Tony Award-winning musical comedy set in 1962, where we find a zaftig firecracker of a girl desperate to dance her way on to TV’s most popular music show. 27. SAN FRANCISCO TRIBAL & TEXTILE ARTS SHOW

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29. MEMOIR OF A WORLD WAR II BOMBARDIER Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos (650) 654-0200 www.hiller.org

February 9: Join WWII veteran Charles N. “Norm” Stevens as he discusses what it was like being a 19year-old from California and finding himself in the Plexiglas nose of a B-17, flying 34 bombing raids over Germany and occupied countries. His talk will be followed by a book signing for his work, An Innocent at Polebrook: A Memoir of an English Air Force Bombardier: 11am 30. RIGOLETTO

California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose (408) 437-4450 www.operasj.org

February 9 – 24: Verdi’s first masterpiece, based on Victor Hugo’s attack on the French court. This performance is rife with the darker side of people, such as lust, betrayal, and vengeance. 31. NILES ART WALK Maps are available the day of the walk at 37683 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 793-8782

February 8 – 10: Don’t miss this three-day extravaganza, with more than 100 international dealers featuring exquisite items including Anatolian kilims, Aymara textiles, as well as a variety of tribal carpets, Berber shawls, Ikat designs and much, much more!

February 9: Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the historic Niles district, while taking in the works of local artists displaying paintings, jewelry, photography, along with demonstrations and more.

SATURDAY 28. RECYCLED ART IN THE GARDEN Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose (408) 298-7657 www.grpg.org/Education.html

February 9: Swing by the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center and discover how you can turn your junk into beautiful pieces of art to decorate your garden: 10 – 11:30am

32. 47TH ANNUAL CAMELLIA FLOWER SHOW & PLANT SALE Redwood City Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City (650) 728-5600

February 9 – 10: The show features more than 1,000 camellia blooms on display, along with experts on hand to give you advice on how to care for your camellia: 10am 33. HYPNOSIS COURSE WITH DR. DAVE HILL 26250 Industrial Blvd., Hayward (510) 785-8152 www.worldsgreatesthypnotist.com

February 9 – 17: Join the “World’s Greatest Hypnotist,” Dr. Dave Hill, as he instructs you through a basic course of hypnosis that will include the history of hypnosis, misconceptions, demonstrations, and how to get people to bark like dogs

and flap like chickens. Okay, we made the last part up… or did we?

2/10 SUNDAY

34. EIGHTH ANNUAL GAME DEVELOPERS CHOICE AWARDS Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco www.gdconf.com/ events/choiceawards.htm

February 10: Okay, gamers, it’s time for the Oscars of the gaming world. Master Chief will be your host for the evening, along with special guests that include performances from Mario, the dog from Duck Hunt, and Glass Joe: 6:30 – 8:30pm 35. VALENTINE SINGALONG Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos www.scholacantorum.org

February 10: What better way to express your love than through song, so grab your sweetie and sing. SING, DAMMIT, SING!: 4pm 36. BRIDAL SHOWCASE Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose www.bridalshowcase-ca.com/ sanjose.html

February 10: So he popped the question. Are you popping with planning stress? Head over to the Bridal Showcase to see the latest in formal wear, wedding cakes, gowns and much more: 37. SMUCKERS STARS ON ICE HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose www.starsonice.com

February 10: Watch not just “Stars on Ice,” but “Superstars on Ice,” with performances from Sasha Cohen, Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, Todd Eldredge, Yuka Sato and many more. To our disappointment, no Smuckers Jelly will be used in any of the performances. 38. FREE INTRO TO STAND-UP COMEDY Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (415) 9212051 www.roostertfeathers.com

February 10: So you were voted

February 10: The California Pops Orchestra with special guests the Side Street Strutters invite you to an evening of American jazz, big band swing and more!: 3pm

2/11 MONDAY

41. MERLE HAGGARD Grand Ballroom – Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco www.ticketmaster.com

February 11: Merle would punch you in your face as look at you. Well, we don’t really know that, but you have to admit he looks pretty grumpy. With that said, enjoy a great show from one of the original country outlaws.

2/12 TUESDAY

42. STRESS REDUCTION IN THE WORKPLACE Peachwoods Restaurant at the Inn at Pasatiempo, 555 Hwy. 17, Santa Cruz www.nchra.org

February 12: Show of hands – who wants to die from a horrible stroke? Didn’t think so. Join Eric Hand, M.A., who will show you some simple and effective techniques to lower your stress levels: Noon – 2pm

2/13

WEDNESDAY 43. DJ SHADOW The Grand at Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco www.ticketmaster.com

February 13: The “Rumpo ShakeO-Meter” will be dialed in to a 10, as DJ Shadow invites one and all for an evening of some of the funkiest beats this side of the Mississippi.

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THURSDAY 44. AMOR DEL MAR Aquarium of the Bay, The Embarcadero and Beach St., San Francisco (415) 623-5326 www.aquariumofthebay.com

February 14: The Aquarium of the Bay invites you to join them for a special evening of wonderful cuisine, wine, dancing, and large sharks. Funds raised benefit the Aquarium of the Bay Foundation: 6 – 9pm

2/15 FRIDAY

45. RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL San Mateo Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo

February 15 – 16: All of your great stencil, stationery, and scrapbooking ideas get the “rubber stamp” of approval at this fun and informative festival. 46. BARRY MANILOW HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose www.hppsj.com

February 15: “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs,” “Bandstand Boogie.” Need we say more? See you there! 47. A DELICATE BALANCE Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto www.dragonproductions.net

February 15 – March 9: This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows a family as they deal with the pain

of reality, and regret missing the opportunities they had to change their lives. 48. SWAN LAKE

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose www.balletsanjose.org

February 15 – 24: See one of the greatest ballets ever written, as Prince Siegfried rescues his beloved Princess Odette, who has been turned into a swan by the evil Baron von Rothbart. 49. MADAME BUTTERFLY Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St., Santa Clara (408) 423-2415

February 15 – 24: Puccini’s most famous opera, Madame Butterfly, is an opera drawn from life. It follows Cio Cio San, who lived in Nagasaki and was married to an American sailor, who left her to reunite with his American wife. And the betrayal breeds tragedy.

50 WAYS

Fort Mason Center, Buchanan St. and Marina Blvd., San Francisco www.caskeylees.com/

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Spangenberg Theatre – Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto www.californiapopsorchestra.org

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SATURDAY 50. 25TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

February 16: The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the LARGEST competition of American wines in the WORLD. You heard right, my friend, the WORLD! So swing on by and prepare yourself for some mind-blowing wines: Noon – 5pm TW

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companies fight to create the loudest album. Sadly, quality has been the casualty. Catering towards a highly compressed environment, record labels continue to follow the trend of streaming audio, limiting dynamics and flattening sound. Louder songs get more attention, more attention means more cash, and more cash encourages the execs to keep the cycle spinning.

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onsumerism crowns the king of convenience, as MP3 players skyrocket effortlessly to an 80GB plateau, giving “easy listening” a whole new meaning. Just download the album, plug in your media player, transfer some music, and you’re ready to go. No more lugging around boxes of vinyl records, no more bulky turntables, cassette decks or CD players. Modern digital media has taken us from a world of bigger and better to a realm of smaller and smarter. But some are beginning to wonder if this surge of convenience-oriented development has led to a lack of musical integrity.

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Metamusic Records in Santa Cruz is another great location, its shelves stocked with a more specific collection. If you’re a DJ in search of rare European imports, this coastal record store is for you. You can also browse the current inventory on the store’s website.

Turntable at The Analog Room, San Jose

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But the music scene is one in transition, as audiophiles are moving away from MP3s and rediscovering the analog aesthetic. And the industry has its ear to the ground. Local music venders like Rasputin, Amoeba, and Streetlight Records are constantly expanding their vinyl collections, online stores like Amazon and eBay have created dedicated vinyl pages, and talk show hosts are introducing late night performers with good ole 12-inch records. An increasing number of bands have also been including CDs and free digital download codes with their latest vinyl releases. Surprisingly, the prices don’t usually vary with or without these added features. Bonus seven-inches are occasionally packaged with LPs, featuring tracks that might not be available with a CD or download. And if that weren’t enough, USBenabled turntables are now available, giving users the ability to convert their vinyl libraries into a digital format. Although vinyl sales are still relatively small in comparison to CD and download figures, this classic form of musical distribution is slowly falling back into the groove.

For the Record Music shops focusing primarily on vinyl are sprouting up all over. They carry secondhand trade-in records, reissues, and new releases from all genres and decades. A few of these stores have been around for quite some time, and are finally gaining some well-deserved credibility and exposure. Big Al’s Record Barn in San Jose is one such establishment. Previously located in Santa Clara, this massive San Jose store looks more like a vinyl library than a record shop. At 74 years young, Big Al Farleigh takes pride in his musical museum, which carries hard-to-find classics from hard-to-find artists.

Last (but definitely not least) on our recommended list of local record hunting haunts is The Analog Room. This is truly one of the most inspiring, encouraging, and educational destinations for music lovers. Along with the store’s impressive array of high fidelity audio systems, turntables, and tube amps, visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find an equally impressive record collection – and welcoming conversation – from owner Brian Hartsell and longtime employee Scott Barnhill. Whatever your vinyl inquiry, these avid aficionados will have the answer. Pick an album, give it a listen, and ask for some recommendations – they’ll be more than happy to help. Hartsell tells The Wave that his vinyl enthusiasm “begins and ends with the joy and love of music.” In his eyes, a return to vinyl is a return to music appreciation. “Vinyl still lives because it simply sounds more organic and natural when compared to CD,” he says.

On the Record In an attempt to resurrect true analog sound, a handful of local independent bands are also moving towards vinyl. Without the help of record labels, these artists have been utilizing various vinyl record duplication companies to reproduce their music. There’s something to be said about a band that cares enough about the songs they write to release an album on vinyl. Local band Worker Bee, which formed out of the ashes of bands such as Keeping Ellis and Maida, continually strives for the best sound in, and out of, the studio. Recognizing the superior sound of vinyl, their last release, Divorce Your Legs, is currently available as an LP at Streetlight Records in San Jose. If you’re still not convinced that vinyl is alive and well, take a trip to your local record store and flip through their selection. Find one of VINYL your favorite albums, VENDORS old or new, and see if you can walk out the The Analog Room, 1416 Fruitdale Ave., San Jose (408) 971-6158 door without making www.theanalogroom.com a purchase. The 12Big Al’s Record Barn, 522 S. Bascom inch cover will leave Ave., San Jose (408) 294-7200 you questioning why Metamusic Records, 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz (831) 466-9027 you ever began colwww.metamusiconline.com lecting 5-inch plastic Rasputin Music, 1820 S. Bascom Ave., jewel cases, and the Campbell (408) 371-8008 refreshing sound will www.rasputinmusic.com show you a warm Streetlight Records, 980 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose (408) 292-1404 alternative to the digiwww.streetlightrecords.com tal world. TW


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LISTINGS WEDNESDAYS: Music Mix

(Rock, hip-hop, mash-ups) THURSDAYS: Go-Go Rama FRIDAYS: The Jam with DJ Remedy SATURDAYS: City Lights with DJ Brotha Reese

HEDLEY CLUB Hotel De Anza 233 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose (408) 286-1000 www.hoteldeanza.com

FRIDAY 2/1: Will Nichols &

Friends SATURDAY 2/2: The Jazz

Mechanics

CARDIFF LOUNGE 260 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell (408) 374-7477 www.cardifflounge.com

SUNDAYS: Industry Night WEDNESDAYS: Urban

Soup (Soul, funk, ’80s, underground, hip-hop) THURSDAYS: Foxy (Deep soulful house) FRIDAYS: Lowdown (DJs playing soulful house) SATURDAYS: Cardiff sessions, rotating DJs

Dive Bar, Downtown San Jose

DIVE BAR 78 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose (408) 288-5252 www.sjdivebar.com

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LIVE MUSIC / DJ & DANCE

102 S. Santa Cruz Los Gatos (408) 354-4303 www.numberonebroadway.com

WEDNESDAY 1/30: Deke

WEDNESDAYS: DJ Hollywood,

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Karaoke with Mark Joseph THURSDAY 1/31: Blind Pilots FRIDAY 2/1: TYT SATURDAY 2/2: The Groove Doctors THURSDAY 2/7: The Joint Chiefs FRIDAY 2/8: Night Fever SATURDAY 2/9: A Touch of Class THURSDAY 2/14: The Second Story Band FRIDAY 2/15: Touch ’n’ Go SATURDAY 2/16: Sage

55 S. First St. San Jose (408) 288-6000 www.apfwinebar.com

FRIDAY 2/8: Modesto Briseno

THURSDAYS: Tania’s Tasting

BRITANNIA ARMS 173 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose (408) 278-1400 www.britanniaarmsdowntown.com

TUESDAYS: Poetry Slam WEDNESDAYS AND EVERY OTHER FRIDAY: College Night with

DJ Radio Raheem (’80s, ’90s and today) THURSDAYS: Thumpin N Bumpin DJs & Drums EVERY OTHER FRIDAY: DJ Vex (Dance, funk and hip-hop) SATURDAYS: DJ As-Is (Hip-hop)

BRITANNIA ARMS 1087 De Anza Blvd. Cupertino (408) 252-7262 www.britanniaarms.com

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A.P. STUMP’S 163 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose (408) 292-9928 www.apstumps.com

WEDNESDAYS: Jazz, featuring

Laurent Fourgo & His Ensemble

BAMBOO LOUNGE AT THE ISLAND GRILL 1355 N. Fourth St. San Jose (408) 392-2468 www.theislandgrill.com/03_bamboo.html

FRIDAY 2/15: Kristen Strom

Quartet

BLUE PHEASANT 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino (408) 255-3300 www.bluepheasant.com

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS:

tournament TUESDAYS: Free Pool Night, karaoke, trivia contest WEDNESDAYS: Irish dancing, British Soccer Night, reggae 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS: Celtic Night SUNDAYS: Jazz Jam with Dennis White, karaoke SATURDAY 2/2: Butcher

BRITANNIA ARMS 5027 Almaden Expwy. San Jose (408) 266-0550 www.britanniaarmsalmaden.com

MONDAYS: Live sports shown

all day TUESDAYS: Trivia, music with

The Peelers

Steve “Tigger” Tieger

WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS:

THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS: Gene

Karaoke with Davy K

Holiday FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Dave

Majur

BRANHAM LOUNGE 1116 Branham Ln. San Jose (408) 265-5525

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS:

Karaoke

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(Happy hour all day!) WEDNESDAYS: Karaoke THURSDAYS: J5 Thursdays with DJ Robert (’80s music) FRIDAYS: Cosmo Fridays with DJ Dave or DJ Robert SATURDAYS: Absolut Saturdays with DJ Dave or DJ Robert SUNDAYS: Bottomless pints PBR and free pool

EL JARDIN TEQUILA BAR 368 Santana Row San Jose (408) 246-1744 www.jardintequilabar.com

THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS: Tequila

tasting (RSVP) WEDNESDAYS THRU SUNDAYS:

Live music SUNDAYS: Mariachi SATURDAYS: Gypsy Tribe

MONDAYS: Karaoke, pool

Trio

Perfect Finish Jazz Trio

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90 S. Abel Rd. Milpitas (408) 719-9998 www.bleuginger.com

FRIDAY 2/1: Wally Schnalle Trio

Thursday

R&B, funk, jazz

Dickerson, Los Hightops, The Slow Poisoner FRIDAY 2/1: Jonny Manak & The Depressives, Bloomfield Underground, Hot Lunch SATURDAY 2/2: Barbie Benefit featuring The Sh-tkickers, Hayride to Hell, Whiskey Sunday SATURDAY 2/9: Club Satori with host DJs Vitus and Kevin FRIDAY 2/15: The Mumlers, The Dodos, Two Sheds

BLEU GINGER RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

A PERFECT FINISH

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS:

BLANK CLUB 44 S. Almaden Ave. San Jose (408) 292-5265 www.theblankclub.com

#1 BROADWAY

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS:

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: DJs or

live entertainment

MONDAYS: Happy Monday

BUDDHA LOUNGE 251 Castro St. Mountain View (650) 969-4847 www.vipzen.com

SUNDAYS: Karaoke MONDAYS: Rotating parties

and special performances TUESDAYS: Lounge Lizard Night with DJ Real Deal

FAHRENHEIT ULTRA LOUNGE 99 E. San Fernando St. San Jose (408) 998-9998 www.fultralounge.com

TUESDAYS: Fashion Lounge THURSDAYS: House DJs 1ST FRIDAYS: Glamorous with

host Sebastian, DJ Fabian (Clothing and cosmetic giveaways) 4TH FRIDAYS: Blend 1ST SATURDAYS: Sinful with Brian Bass (’80s, house, hip-hop) 2ND SATURDAY: Bliss with DJ Adam Cova 4TH SATURDAYS: Euphoria

GORDON BIERSCH 33 E. San Fernando St. San Jose (408) 294-6785 www.gordonbiersch.com

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live music

FRIDAY 2/8: Wally’s Cocktail

Combo SATURDAY 2/9: Jessica

Johnson FRIDAY 2/15: J.P. and the

Rhythm Chasers SATURDAY 2/16: The Eric Bolvin Trio

JJ’S BLUES 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd. San Jose (408) 243-6441 www.jjsblues.net

WEDNESDAY 1/30: Chris Tucker and His Guns, Steve Throop Group THURSDAY 1/31: Jimmy Dewrance

KATIE BLOOM’S 369 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell (408) 379-9687 www.katieblooms.com

Kaapana & Mike Kaawa FRIDAY 2/15: DaVine featuring Damien Carter, plus Too Smooth

THE LOFT BAR AND BISTRO 90 S. Second St. San Jose (408) 291-0677 www.loftbarandbistro.com

TUESDAYS: Trivia night THURSDAYS: Live jazz FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: DJ

dancing

MISSION ALE HOUSE 97 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose (408) 292-4058 www.missionalehouse.com

FRIDAYS: Flashback Fridays,

Live music on the patio

MISSION CITY COFFEE 2221 Alameda St. Santa Clara (408) 261-2221

1ST TUESDAYS: Christian 2ND TUESDAYS: Hawaiian 3RD TUESDAYS: West Coast

SUNDAYS: Karaoke

Song Writers

WEDNESDAYS: Brainstormer

4TH TUESDAYS: South Bay Guitar

Pub Quiz

WEDNESDAYS: Thriving Artist

THURSDAYS: Live DJ

THURSDAYS: South Bay Folk

1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS: Live DJ

Open Mic FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live

KING’S HEAD PUB AND RESTAURANT 201 Orchard City Dr. Campbell (408) 871-2499 www.thekingshead.us

SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Open

mic night

bands SUNDAYS: Jazz Open Mic

MOLLY MAGEES 241 Castro St. Mountain View (650) 961-0108 www.fibbars.com

MONDAYS: Karaoke with DJ

THURSDAYS: DJ Shamus

Curtis

FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS: DJ Effren

TUESDAYS: Trivia Night

SATURDAYS: DJ Dave

THURSDAYS: King’s Country

Night SATURDAY 2/2: The Groove Kings TUESDAY 2/5: The Spazmatics FRIDAY 2/8: Velvet Jones SATURDAY 2/9: The Afrodisiacs FRIDAY 2/15: The Bell Brothers

KYOTO PALACE 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 2500 Campbell (408) 377-6456 www.kyotopalace.com

WEDNESDAYS: Karaoke with

Paul and Gina Jones

LITTLE FOX THEATRE 2209 Broadway St. Redwood City (650) FOX-4119 www.foxdream.com

WEDNESDAYS: Redwood City

Blues Jam THURSDAY 1/31: Free Peoples plus Radio Active FRIDAY 2/1: Caravanserai – A Santana Tribute, plus Mambo Street SATURDAY 2/2: Tom Rigney and Flambeau, plus The Zydeco Flames FRIDAY 2/8: The Cheeseballs SATURDAY 2/9: Tempest, plus Molly’s Revenge THURSDAY 2/14: Ledward

MURPHY’S LAW 135 Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale (408) 736-3822 www.murphyslawpub.com

MONDAYS: Blues Jam THURSDAYS: Karaoke FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live music

QUARTER NOTE 1214 Apollo Way Sunnyvale (408) 732-2110 www.quarternote.com

MONDAYS & SUNDAYS: Jam with

House Band TUESDAYS: Karaoke WEDNESDAYS: Jam Night THURSDAYS: Mad Mix Night

“Acustic” THURSDAY 2/14: Special

Valentines Event, Dinner and Dancing

THE SADDLE RACK 42011 Boscell Rd. Fremont (510) 979-0477 www.thesaddlerack.com

THURSDAYS THRU SATURDAYS:

Appaloosa WEDNESDAY 1/30: Funky, West

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HEADLINERS

DEKE DICKERSON

James Blunt

January 30, The Blank Club, San Jose www.theblankclub.com

SOCIAL DISTORTION

January 31 – February 4, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

DAVID GRISMAN BLUEGRASS EXPERIENCE

February 1, The Independent, San Francisco www.theindependentsf.com

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER February 2, Slim’s, San Francisco www.slims-sf.com

VELVET REVOLVER

February 5, The Warfield, San Francisco www.livenation.com

JAMES BLUNT

February 6, The Warfield, San Francisco www.livenation.com

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS February 8 – 9, The Independent, San Francisco www.theindependentsf.com

TESLA

February 8, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

NEW MONSOON

February 9, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

SIOUXSIE

February 12 – 13, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

BUCKETHEAD

February 14 – 15, The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco www.musichallsf.com

SLIGHTLY STOOPID

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February 15 – 17, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

BARRY MANILOW

February 15, HP Pavilion, San Jose www.hppsj.com

ST. VINCENT

February 17, The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco www.musichallsf.com

King Diamond, UFO, Fishbone, Voodoo Glowskulls, Queensryche, Don Dokken, The Hives, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, Ministry, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Death Angel, The Presidents of the United States of America, Shawn Mullins, Bob Mould Band, New York Dolls, Matchbox Twenty, Fu Manchu, The Raveonettes, Jucifer, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Winter,The Black Crowes, Clutch, Blue Oyster Cult, Bon Jovi, and more…

ADRIAN BELEW

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February 14, The Independent, San Francisco www.theindependentsf.com

COMING SOON

UMPHREY’S MCGEE

February 23, Slim’s, San Francisco www.slims-sf.com

CD

RELEASES

FEBRUARY 5 Alan Jackson, Good Times Bob Mould, District Line Dolly Parton, Backwoods Barbie Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden: Live After Death (DVD) Jack Johnson, Sleep Through The Static k.d. lang, Watershed Lenny Kravitz, It Is Time For A Love Revolution Sheryl Crow, Detours

FEBRUARY 12 British Sea Power, Do You Like Rock Music? Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary of Thriller

Morrissey, Greatest Hits-Limited (Import) Simple Plan, Simple Plan The Specials, The Specials: Too Much, Too Young Wendy James, Racine 2 Widespread Panic, Free Some How

FEBRUARY 19 B.B. King, B.B. King Live Bjork, Declare Independence (Single) Foxy Brown, Brooklyn’s Don Diva Morcheeba, Dive Deep Nick Lowe, Jesus of Cool Ray Davies, Working Man’s Café Stan Getz, Voyage THEWAVEMAG.COM JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 12, 2008

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NIGHTLIFE&MUSIC EVENT 96 THURSDAY 1/31: All Shook Up,

Cowboy ChaCha, DJ Mark FRIDAY 2/1: Fever, Colorado

ChaCha

LISTINGS

STRAITS RESTAURANT 333 Santana Row, Ste. 1100 San Jose (408) 246-6320 www.straitsrestaurants.com

WEDNESDAYS: Karaoke

of DJs and Live Art with resident DJs Dank & Sizzlak (Mos-High Sound System)

COMEDY

THURSDAYS: Live cover bands

SCRUFFY MURPHY’S IRISH PUB 187 S. Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale (408) 735-7394

THURSDAYS: Karaoke FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: DJ

dancing

and/or jazz FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live

DJs SUNDAYS: Live jazz or reggae

TASTE ULTRA LOUNGE 87 N. San Pedro St. San Jose (408) 885-1016 www.tasteultralounge.com

SMOKE TIKI LOUNGE 152 Post St. San Jose (408) 292-4266 www.smoketiki.com

WEDNESDAYS: Tiki Winter Wednesday (DJ dancing)

TUESDAYS: Tasty Tuesdays THURSDAYS: Lux Party 1ST FRIDAYS: Velvet Shop 2ND FRIDAYS: Ladies Night

Comedy Special Event THURSDAY 1/31 – 2/2: John

Heffron TUESDAY 2/5: Comedy Time

Showcase (Live taping) THURSDAY 2/7 – 10: Rhys

Darby SUNDAY 2/10: Mike Vax

Orchestra

District

Industry Night MONDAYS: $15 pool (Flat rate) TUESDAYS: APA League Night WEDNESDAYS: Student Night, Underground Sound 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS: Mystic Pilots FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: DJ Night

Sideshow, Open mic night WEDNESDAY 1/30: SlantED

TUESDAY 2/12: The Hey

1ST SATURDAYS: Pillow Talk

SUNDAYS: Karaoke and

TUESDAYS: IMPROV

4TH FRIDAYS: Red Light

DJ and live bands

420 S. First St. San Jose (408) 294-7800 www.sofapool.com

62 S. Second St. San Jose (408) 280-7475 www.improv.com

3RD FRIDAYS: Recess

THURSDAYS THRU SATURDAYS:

SOUTH FIRST BILLIARDS CLUB AND LOUNGE

IMPROV

2ND SATURDAYS: Wonderland 3RD SATURDAYS: Saturday

School 4TH SATURDAYS: Risque

VOODOO LOUNGE 14 S. Second St. San Jose (408) 286-8636 www.voodooloungesj.com

1ST FRIDAYS: Crème de le

Crème featuring DJs Aspect and As Is 3RD FRIDAYS: Soulstar 4TH FRIDAYS: Kill the Radio 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS: Music Machine 2ND & 4TH SATURDAYS: Soul Glo and Entourage 2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS:

Community Rebirth: A Night

Lady All Women Comedy Competition WEDNESDAY 2/13: Rick Martinez presents The Spicy Latino Comedy Show THURSDAY 2/14: Valentines Show with Lavell Crawford

ROOSTER T. FEATHERS 157 W. El Camino Real Sunnyvale (408) 736-0921 www.roostertfeathers.com

WEDNESDAYS: New Talent

Showcase THURSDAYS: College Night SUNDAYS: Military ID Night THURSDAY 1/31 – 2/2: Will

Durst THURSDAY 2/7 – 10: Jimmy

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LOS GATOS: Double D’s Sports Grille, 354 N. Santa Cruz Ave. (408) 395-6882 www.doubleds.com

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In this Hong Kong horror film remake, poor violinist Sydney Wells (Alba) is blind, hence unaware of how truly gorgeous she is. When she finally receives an eye transplant, her new orb allows her to see into the supernatural world. Think scary stuff, not fairies and friendly ghosts. The Eye is actually a way better movie than a story about paranormal eyes has any right to be. It explores Sydney’s adjustment to her newfound vision, and Alba acts her socks off in this mature role. Then the film brings on the ghouls, but thankfully, they don’t ruin the emotional story.

OVER HER DEAD BODY  S TA R R I N G : E VA L O N G O R I A , PA U L R U D D , L A K E B E L L D I R E C T E D B Y: J E F F L O W E L L

Over Her Dead Career is more like it. How about: Over Her Dead Silence, because nobody is laughing. Oh, they make it so easy. Longoria plays a ghost who hangs out on earth to sabotage her fiancé’s (Rudd) attempt to move on from tragedy and love again. It’s a good thing he starts dating a psychic (Bell) so she can use her spiritual powers to mess with the competition. The movie’s brilliant idea is that Longoria will yell loudly every time the couple tries to get intimate. And make fart noises, but mostly yell. No, it’s not funny at all. F

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10 Days, Hudson and McConaughey now practice How to Lose an Audience in 10 Minutes. They play a divorced couple looking for treasure off the shores of the Florida Keys. They enlist the funds of a wealthy traveler (Sutherland) who’s hosting his spoiled daughter for a two-week vacation, all while being pursued by island gangsters. If only the story were as strong as their fabulous tans and rock hard abs. Between obnoxious romantic comedy bickering, offensive character stereotypes, and sloppy action sequences where not much happens, Fool’s Gold has more in common with Six Days, Seven Nights than Romancing the Stone.

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Paris Hilton is the best thing about The Hottie and the Nottie. She’s just playing a delightful girl. It’s everyone else playing disgusting, slobbering, greasy losers that makes the flick suck. Nate (Moore) thinks his high-school dream girl Cristabel (Hilton) is the one for him. However, his fat friend informs him that no one can get to Cristabel until her ugly friend (Lakin) finds someone. If this clichéd premise isn’t enough, the movie seems to go out of its way to be awful, with actors hamming up unfunny one-liners as though they’re not totally obvious, plus gross-out gags designed more for the gross than the gag.

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Guess where this movie takes place? Two hit men (Farrell and Gleeson) are sent to the Belgian city awaiting instructions from their boss (Fiennes). While bumming around Bruges, they see the sights, meet the locals and talk about their feelings. All of the story’s random tangents are hilarious, and the hit man story seems almost incidental. Their conversations about right and wrong, responsibility, tourism and little people feel like Tarantino speeches with an accent. There is drama, but the film avoids all of the usual hit man clichés, and judges the characters encountered by these amicable assassins with profound wit.

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MOVIES FEB. 5 Elizabeth: The Golden Age – Widescreen Edition The Jane Austen Book Club The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford The Brave One – Widescreen Edition Across the Universe – Two-Disc Special Edition

TV FEB. 5 Third Watch – The Complete First Season Perfect Strangers – The Complete First and Second Seasons Anthony Bourdain No Reservations – Collection Two Dirty Jobs – Collection Two Slings & Arrows – The Complete Collection

MOVIES FEB. 12 Stargate – The Ark of Truth Into the Wild – Two-Disc Collectors Edition Lust, Caution – Widescreen NC-17 Edition Death at a Funeral The Darjeeling Limited 100

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TV FEB. 12 Battlestar Galactica – Season Three Comanche Moon: Second Chapter in Lonesome Dove Tin Man – Two-Disc Collectors Edition Murder, She Wrote – The Complete Eighth Season Magnum, P.I. – The Complete Eighth Season

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VINCE VAUGHN’S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW  S TA R R I N G : V I N C E VA U G H N , AHMED AHMED, JOHN CARAPULO D I R E C T E D B Y: A R I S A N D E L

Critics may say that Vince Vaughn movies are just thinly plotted excuses for Vaughn’s comedy rants. This one truly is just that. Vaughn used the clout of his name to take four comics on the road, touring cities that usually don’t get diverse stand-up acts. Vaughn performs skits on stage and behind the scenes, as the documentary gets inside the comics’ heads. Vaughn delivers the goods when he could have just done a vanity project for the money. The stand-up is funny and the real-life segments have heart. Maybe reveling in a comedian’s hurt feelings isn’t as important as global warming, but it sure is more fun to watch.

WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS  S TA R R I N G : M A R T I N L AW R E N C E , J O Y B R YA N T, M I K E E P P S D I R E C T E D B Y: M A L C O L M D . L E E

Here’s a really perceptive social commentary about how African-Americans like to eat ribs and put sugar in their lemonade. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins would set back equality decades, if only its target audience didn’t buy it so readily. Early screenings have already seen viewers howling, as Roscoe Jenkins (Lawrence) brings his high maintenance fiancé (Bryant) home to meet his weird, cliché-riddled family. Each actor plays a different stereotype with no shame. Every “very special” moment is an insult of insincerity. But Martin Lawrence movies keep hitting, so this one won’t be the last.

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Since the actual concerts of Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) have sold out, Disney has made a performance film for movie theaters. That way, parents can still pay for the concert, even though their kids cannot go. Isn’t that nice of Disney? It’s even presented in 3-D, so it will actually look like a live concert, complete with heads blocking the view. This concert flick is set to be in theaters for just a one-week engagement, so maybe the movie will also sell out, what with all the demand for Cyrus’ show. Who would have thought that Billy Ray Jr. would be bigger than Mr. Achy Breaky Heart himself?

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It seems that doing Live Free or Die Hard didn’t elevate Justin Long from roles in Will Ferrell and Jack Black’s reject comedies. Here, Long co-stars with Adam Sandler’s buddy as nature show hosts trying to find Bigfoot to resurrect their show’s plummeting ratings. Wolf, the writer of classics like Joe Dirt and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, makes his directorial debut. Apparently, they kept the press away from the set because of all the wild animals. That sounds like as good a reason as any. If Covert gets mauled by a Sasquatch, that would be worth the price of admission. TW


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of intense concentration: remembering the combinations and getting all the positions correct.” Though people often associate ballet with women, la Cour says that between four and six men come to these adult ballet classes on various days, adding that her ex-husband and two of her three sons are dancers in The New York City Ballet. “We need boys,” she comments. “Otherwise there’s nobody to lift the women.” While there’s a strong sense of fun evident in the way la Cour talks about her classes, the director, who teaches the Danish Bournonville ballet method (a system influenced by French, Italian and Russian styles), confesses to being a bit of a hard taskmistress when it comes to whipping her students into shape. “The body is your instrument, and the only way to get better is to repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat,” she says. “If you stop dancing as a professional dancer for about eight days, it takes you eight days to come back to the shape you were. That’s how fast it goes away.”

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On Your Toes So you think pirouettes and pliés are kid stuff? Ballet San Jose begs to differ. ARTS

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f you had childhood dreams of being a ballet dancer, but now feel you’re too old to take it up, think again. People from age 18 to 80 have enrolled in Ballet San Jose School’s adult ballet classes, and to show for it they have not only personal satisfaction, but improved fitness to boot.

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put your tummy in and your shoulders back,’ and all those things,” she says. “Everybody seems to be in much better shape after [beginning the class], to understand how they can be more healthy in the way they actually use their bodies, and to know what the different muscles in their body can do.”

In a winsome Danish accent, Ballet San Jose School director and principal teacher Lise la Cour explains that these classes offer all kinds of health benefits, including stamina, good posture and all-around wellness. “I’m sure that [my students] are having a much better way of walking and sitting and the way they think of how they have to eat, because I keep telling them, ‘Oh, you have to

Regina Reinsmidt, a 43-year-old student of la Cour’s, says the adult ballet course is actually better than a personal fitness class. “It’s more relaxing, and I think the music kind of helps you, too,” she says. “Ballet is a really wellthought-out system – it goes from the little toe to the head. Everything is covered. You discover muscles you’ve never used before.

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“I also play tennis competitively, and the ballet helps me a great deal there, because it gives me better balance, and it gives me extremely quick feet,” Reinsmidt continues. “Ballet dancers, I think generally, are pretty fast runners. You have stamina, especially when Ms. la Cour is teaching!” Forty-five-year-old Laura Rafey, who has been studying with la Cour for the past five years, was a ballet dancer until around age 20. After a lengthy break, she decided to get back into it after seeing how much fun her daughter was having as a student. Rafey claims that the workout she gets through ballet keeps her in even better shape than the running, aerobics and other kinds of exercise she was doing during the decades when she wasn’t dancing. “There’s a real focus on your body position and body awareness,” she notes. “It really encompasses all kinds of movements – stretching, strength and endurance – as well as the mental exercise. It works my body, of course, as well as my mind, because there’s a lot

Still, newcomers shouldn’t be intimidated by the rigors of Ballet San Jose’s teachings. “People always think it’s too difficult, and they’re scared of being laughed at or something,” la Cour states. “It’s not. We do very much care about who’s there for the first time, and we show them. So anybody can start if they really want to. They don’t have to be scared!” According to la Cour, knowledge of ballet comes in handy in all kinds of areas of life. For instance, she recommends that anyone interested in learning standard styles of dance take ballet first. “It’s not going to be very difficult for you to do any style of dancing,” she says. “You can do modern, tangos… If you have control over your body [from studying] classical ballet, then you can do anything. It’s an education that you keep the rest of your life, and do with it what you want. “It’s all about being healthier,” she adds, “because you will learn your body, and even if you don’t end up as any kind of dancer at all, you’ll know what’s good for you and not, and you’ll never forget.” TW


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Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose www.renegadetheatre.com

Once a typical couple, Belinda and Cody were teenage sweethearts who married, had children and lived in a luxurious home. Cody, however, is regarded as an outsider because he is “rich and black and different,” as Belinda puts it. She finds herself attracted to a (white) former classmate, and a battle for her attention ensues: Thru 2/9. TRUE WEST

The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View (650) 254-1148 www.thepear.org

Insanity happens when a frustrated screenwriter is visited by his toasterstealing brother: Thru 2/3.

CLASSICAL MUSIC & OPERA EMERSON STRING QUARTET Dinkelspiel Auditorium – Stanford University 471 Lagunita Dr., Stanford (650) 725-2787

The Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet team up with Bright Sheng to create a beautiful blend of Western classical and Chinese tradition: 2/6. IVES QUARTET: COMPOSING IN ISOLATION

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto (650) 326-3800

Part of the Winter Concert Series, which includes Leo Ornstein’s Quartet No. 2: 2/8.

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Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto (650) 493-2006

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows a family as they try to deal with the pain of reality, and regret missing the opportunities they had to change their lives: 2/15 – 3/9. A THOUSAND CLOWNS

Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City (650) 349-6411

Children’s comedy writer Murray Burns has a 12-year-old nephew to take care of, but he no longer has a job. Social services won’t stop pestering him, though, so in order to keep his nephew, he must take a good look at his life and come to terms with it: Thru 2/17. BED & SOFA

Theatre at San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro Square, San Jose (408) 904-7714 www.artiststheatre.com

Follow the journey of Ludmilla, a 1926 Moscow housewife who is fed up with her no-good husband, Kolya. So fed up, in fact, that when Kolya’s 104

friend Volodya comes to pay a visit, he and Ludmilla become lovers, and Kolya is relocated to the couch: Thru 2/3. BOY GETS GIRL

City Lights Theatre, 529 S. Second St., San Jose www.cltc.org

Tony is head over heels for Theresa, but Theresa is in love with the life she created for herself, and it doesn’t include Tony. But neither family, friends, nor the authorities can stop Tony’s obsession for Theresa. Will Theresa be willing to give up everything she has in order to escape Tony’s attention?: Thru 2/17. COPENHAGEN

Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-0891 www.paplayers.org

During the race to create nuclear arms in World War II, physicist Werner Heisenberg secretly visited Niels Bohr in Nazi-controlled Copenhagen. Once student and mentor, these two are now on opposite sides to create the atomic bomb: Thru 2/4.

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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose (800) SAN-JOSE http://cpa.sanjose.org

Come and see a very unusual plant with a huge appetite in this play based on the 1960s cult classic flick: Thru 2/3. SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose (408) 272-9926 www.teatrovision.org

Based on the final days of Che Guevara, this account takes place while he was held captive in a small Bolivian schoolhouse, where he befriended a teacher looking for her own revolution. The play is in English, with Spanish translation (see Hot Ticket, page 105): Thru 2/10. STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Broadway West Theatre, 4000-B Bay St., Fremont (510) 683-9218 www.broadwaywest.org

Set in the South at Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chiquapin, La., this tale sees hilarious conversations take place while the women get their hair done.

However, that eventually turns to tragedy when Shelby, a diabetic, puts her life in danger by getting pregnant. This makes all the women realize the fragility of their lives, and brings out their inner strength and love: Thru 2/16. THE 1940s RADIO HOUR

Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga (408) 868-1291 www.saratogadramagroup.com

Watch broadcast performers, stage hands, and managers throw together a radio show that has you involved as the actual studio audience, complete with “Applause” cues. Enjoy comedy segments, radio plays, and many classic songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “That Old Black Magic”: Thru 2/16. THIRD

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View www.theatreworks.org

Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein’s final play examines a polarized America. As if a hectic life as a mother and daughter were not enough, a feminist college professor finds her views challenged by a new student. Follow her journey as she goes through an array of emotions, questions her convictions, and finally, finds clarity: Thru 2/10.

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Le Petit Trianon 75 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 995-5400

Part of the Winter Concert Series, which includes Leo Ornstein’s Quartet No. 2: 2/10. MADAME BUTTERFLY

Mission City Center for Performing Arts 3250 Monroe St., Santa Clara (408) 423-2415

The story of Cio-Cio San, a young geisha in the early 1900s who falls in love with an American naval officer, Captain Pinkerton. Pinkerton weds Cio-Cio San, but he only sees the marriage as temporary – he fully intends to return to America and his American fiancée: 2/15 – 2/24. PALO ALTO PHILHARMONIC CONCERT III Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-2418

The third concert in their 20th anniversary season features Strauss’ Four Last Songs, a strong and beautiful tribute to the soprano voice: 2/16. RIGOLETTO

California Theatre 345 S. First St., San Jose (800) SAN-JOSE

Verdi’s first masterpiece, based on Victor Hugo’s attack on the French court. This performance is rife with the darker side of people, such as lust, betrayal, and vengeance: 2/9 – 2/24.

SALON SERIES WITH CYPRESS STRING QUARTET Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga (408) 961-5858

The third of eight concerts, this one focuses on young composer Dan Coleman and his String Quartet #2. Mr. Coleman himself will be in attendance: 2/7. SUPERSTRINGS CONCERT Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-2418

Works played by the young students of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra: 2/1. WINTER SPIRIT – THE SINFONIETTA ORCHESTRA Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-2418

The El Camino Youth Symphony and special guest Michail Gelfandbein will be playing works from Shostakovich, Arutunian, Schubert, and Rossini in this winter concert: 2/9. WOODWINDS RULE!

Le Petit Trianon, 75 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 995-5400

The Mission Chamber Orchestra brings a night of music and color, headed by talented saxophonist Ashu: 2/2.

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Smithwick Theater – Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd. Los Altos Hills (650) 948-4444

The Foothill College Repertory Dance Company, directed by Bubba Gong and featuring 100 dancers, puts on a two-hour concert that showcases a wide array of dance covering hip-hop, ballet, ballroom, and world dance: Thru 2/1. HAIRSPRAY

Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 864-8820

Watch as 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad tries to dance her way onto a 1962 hit TV show. This Tony Award-winning musical is filled with laughs, love, and a few new songs as well: 2/8 – 2/9. IMAGES 2008

Louis B. Mayer Theatre - Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 554-4000

Santa Clara University’s biggest dance concert of the year, spanning jazz, modern, and classical ballet, and featuring choreography by the SCU dance faculty: 2/7 – 2/10. SWAN LAKE

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose (800) SAN-JOSE www.balletsanjose.org

See one of the greatest ballets ever written, as Prince Siegfried rescues his beloved Princess Odette, who has been turned into a swan by the evil Baron von Rothbart: 2/15 – 2/24.


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EVENT TARDEADA – AN AFTERNOON OF FOLKLORE IN FEBRUARY Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose (800) MHC-VIVA

Enjoy some warm Mexican culture during the winter by watching Los Lupenos de San Jose as they start off their second season with a Tardeada of music and dancing: 2/10. THE BEAUTY OF THE TAIWAN FOLK SONG Montgomery Theater 271 S. Market St., San Jose (800) SAN-JOSE

Come see the Kunshindancers and a group of elite musicians performing the unique and captivating sounds of Taiwan folk songs: 2/2.

MUSEUMS CANTOR ARTS CENTER Palm Dr. at Museum Way Stanford University (650) 723-4177 www.museum.stanford.edu

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM 180 Woz Way, San Jose (408) 298-5437 www.cdm.org

Exciting interactive displays, galleries and activities for the whole family to enjoy: Ongoing. INTEL MUSEUM 2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara (408) 765-0503 www.intel.com/museum

More than 30 interactive exhibits throughout the museum describe the technology and history of the chip-making industry. Take a video peek inside a real “fab” where chips are made, or try on a bunny suit worn by chip factory employees: Ongoing.

JAPANESE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF SAN JOSE 535 N. Fifth St., San Jose (408) 294-3138 www.jamsj.org

1942: Luggage from Home to Camp: In collaboration with artist Flo Oy Wong, this exhibition displays the lives of WWII internees through mixed media: Ongoing. Jack Matsuoka’s Cartoons: Making the Best of Poston: Insightful cartoons that aim to make the best of the tragic incarceration of Japanese-Americans: Ongoing. Pioneers of San Jose Japantown: Photo exhibit of San Jose’s Japantown from 1900: Ongoing. Asahi/Zebras Baseball: An exhibit featuring photos of Japanese-Americans playing baseball at relocation camps during World War II: Ongoing. LOS GATOS MUSEUM OF ART Four Tait Ave. Los Gatos (408) 395-7375 www.museumsoflosgatos.org

of Francisco de Goya y Lucientes: Thru 4/20. Picasso: Etchings of Love and Desire: Few are able to express human experience like Pablo Picasso has in these works: Thru 4/20. SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF QUILTS AND TEXTILES 520 S. First St., San Jose (408) 971-0323 www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Marian Clayden: The Dyer’s Hand: A retrospective of the career of Marian Clayden, master dyer, textile artist and fashion designer, this exhibition spans her textile art designed for the wall through to her later works designed for the body: Thru 3/23. TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION 201 S. Market St. San Jose (408) 294-TECH www.thetech.org

MARTHA HEASLEY COX CENTER FOR STEINBECK STUDIES

IDEA House: An interactive program space encourages you to formulate and synthesize like never before: Ongoing. Green by Design: Designs with a green approach, aiming to prevent environmental problems and improve lives: Ongoing. View from Space: Science made visible in an exhibit that displays weather, aircraft, and daily patterns from space: Ongoing.

Martin Luther King Library 150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose (408) 924-4588 www.steinbeck.sjsu.edu

GALLERIES

Imaginative nature paintings by Florence de Bretagne: Thru 2/23. Abstract architectural photography by Jeff Zaruba: Thru 2/23.

The largest Steinbeck archive in the world includes manuscripts, letters, photographs, and paintings: Ongoing. ROSICRUCIAN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM 1660 Park Ave. San Jose (408) 947-3636 www.egyptianmuseum.org

History of the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Exhibit: This exhibit shows the museum’s transformation from one artifact in an office to a museum with more than 4,000 artifacts: Ongoing. SARATOGA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd. Saratoga (408) 867-9229 www.saratogahistory.com

Explore the history of Saratoga with local Muwekma Ohlone Indian artifacts from the Saratoga archeological dig site. Photos, paintings, and information on the family of American abolitionist John Brown (his widow and family lived in Saratoga): Ongoing. SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 560 S. First St. San Jose (408) 283-8155 www.sjica.org

Mapping Time: Doug Glovaski Works 1995 – 2007: Large-scale, intensely colored abstract paintings and works on paper based on childhood memories and currentday observances and experiences: Thru 3/15. SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART 110 S. Market St. San Jose (408) 271-6840 www.sjmusart.org

Joan Miró: Fantastic Universe: This exhibition features the work of pioneer European modernist Joan Miró, highlighting the artist’s exploration of printmaking towards the end of his career: Thru 2/3. Goya’s Caprichos: Dreams of Reason and Madness: This exhibit features the contemporary social and politically influenced paintings

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Works by various artists, on how we see ourselves both as individuals, and as a contemporary society: Thru 2/9. COGSWELL POLYTECHNICAL COLLEGE 1175 Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale (408) 541-0100 www.cogswell. edu

Blue View and Other Observations: Recent paintings by Reid Winfrey: Thru 2/15. HEARTWORKS GALLERY 311 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell (408) 370-7278 www.heartworksgallery.com

Paintings, sculptures, and glassware by Debbie Arambula: Ongoing. LEONARD AND DAVID MCKAY GALLERY 1650 Senter Rd. San Jose (408) 287-2290 www.historysanjose.org

Becoming American – Teenagers and Immigration: Thru 3/2. MODERNBOOK GALLERY 494 University Ave. Palo Alto (650) 327-6325 www.modernbook.com

Photography from Roger M. Eberhard: Thru 1/31. SONYA PAZ FINE ART GALLERY 1793 Lafayette St., Ste. 110 Santa Clara (408) 294-7900 www.sonyapaz.com

The works of Sonya Paz, including framed pieces, watches, pillows, and more: Ongoing. THE MAIN GALLERY 1018 Main St., Redwood City (650) 701-1018 www.themaingallery.org

Off the Wall Small: A group show of featured small works: Thru 2/10. TW

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hen the hubbub from his 2005 Oscar nomination died down, The Motorcycle Diaries screenwriter José Rivera was able to start work on a related Che Guevara project, a play titled School of the Americas. Whereas the film followed the revolutionary leader’s youthful journeys around Latin America, the play describes his final two days, when Guevara was held prisoner in a one-room schoolhouse in La Higuera, Bolivia, as his UStrained captors debated his fate. “The play came from research I was doing for The Motorcycle Diaries,” explains Rivera. “I had seen a film called The Bolivian Diaries. In the film, there was an interview with a schoolteacher named Julia Cortes. In a lot of ways, the play is really about her – I really thought she was an amazing woman.” Although Cortes enters the conversation with Guevara as an antagonist, over the course of their time together, the two begin to fall in love. “The biggest challenge is for the actor playing Che,” says Rivera. “Not to fall into the stereotype of what Che is supposed to be, [but] to play him as a three-dimensional person. He’s known for cruelty – I think that’s a misconception. He was a ruthless military leader, but he was extremely well educated. He was a doctor, spoke French and English, read philosophy and political theory. The play is not going to be embraced by people who think that Che is a terrorist – the Cuban conservative movement especially – because it humanizes him.” The success of The Motorcycle Diaries is keeping Rivera plenty busy. He says he’s “pretty well finished” with an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road that’s set to begin filming under Motorcycle director Walter Salles this fall. The iconic Beat novel

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Frederic Church, Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape: An exhibition that explores the work of three influential artists in the context of the new and growing tourist industry in the United States: Thru 5/4. Private and Public: Class, Personality, Politics, and Landscape in British Photography: This exhibition, from the Cantor Arts Center’s collection, explores the special qualities of the British as revealed in photographs: their obsession with class, individuality, the city, and the countryside. The exhibition includes works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Peter Henry Emerson, Francis Frith, and Bill Brandt: Thru 4/6. Dreaming of a Speech Without Words: The paintings, sculptures, and drawings of H.C. Westermann from the 1950s to the ’60s: Thru 3/2. A New 19th Century: The reinstalled Mondavi Family Gallery features newly acquisitioned works by Monet, Renoir, Sargent, and more: Ongoing. Auguste Rodin Collection: The largest collection of Rodin bronzes outside Paris: Ongoing. African Art in Context: Photography, dress, and other artifacts: Ongoing. Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden: Wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and mythical beings: Ongoing. Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas: A collection of work from diverse Native American peoples and times: Ongoing.

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games played across the country. At least a few of them involve parents at Little League and Pee Wee games who’ve carried their overzealous passion for professional sports down to the grade-school fields. We’re told that kids are overly influenced by the behavior of pro athletes. Well, some parents may not be far behind. “The aggressive parental behavior in youth sports has been the same since the first day they made kids sports mirror pro sports,” says Engh. “Just look at the behavior of adults at pro sports events. When there are scoreboards, standings, championships at youth sports, you create emotions and sometimes ugliness.”

Parental Guidance Striking back against parents who get ugly on the Little League sidelines. BY STEVE GOLDSTEIN

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arents don’t usually get help raising their kids by watching South Park – at least, we hope not. But one episode that found the foul-mouthed, wise-beyond-their-years tykes winning a series of Little League baseball games could have served as a lesson for some moms and a lot of dads. As the kids bounced across Colorado, Stan Marsh’s father, Randy (who’s a geologist, no less!), started a brawl with a dad on the opposing team at every single game. Stan probably summed up how any kid would feel. He hid his face in his mitt, sighed, and shook his little round cartoon head.

Yes, the South Park example is an exaggeration. But the Ugly Little League Parent syndrome has become a blight on kids athletics. Fred Engh, founder and CEO of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), believes that while the percentage of out-of-control parents is growing, it remains a tiny minority. “Ninety percent of the parents out there have the emotional maturity to handle the situations,” Engh says. “The problem is that seven percent are borderline jerks and three percent are real jerks. What happens is that the 10 percent get all the headlines, and the 90 percent just go about their way being good parents.” From Engh’s perspective, a sizable number of the parents he categorizes as jerks simply reflect the changing society in the US. In many cases, they’re trying to make up for having drinks with a potential client instead of helping Junior study for that math test or spelling bee. “I believe some parents are feeling 106

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guilty and, therefore, more protective of their child,” explains Engh. “They want nothing to make the child feel bad. And getting no playing time or getting called out on a close play raises the emotions.” Part of the answer lies with parents spending time with their kids at any early age, and helping them understand the nature of competition. For every Earl Woods (Tiger’s dad, who recognized his son’s talent and competitive spirit), there are thousands of others who simply want their kids to have the passion, drive, and skills to be a champion. Usually, those qualities simply aren’t evident in the kids. New York-based psychologist Dr. Richard Lustberg, founder of PsychologyofSports.com, says that makes it even more important for kids to have a realistic understanding about winning and losing. That, in turn, means parents have to help them accept a basic premise. “This is a society where second place is not acceptable. Even in childhood games like Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land, the purpose is to win,” Lustberg says. “It’s a competitive society. There’s nothing wrong with that, but kids need to be prepared for it.” Nor does Dr. Lustberg think that particular societal truth will be traumatic for kids. “Research shows that by third grade, kids can already rank the smartest kids in class from top to bottom,” he says. “Kids are aware of where they stand early on. You have to raise kids to live in this environment.” That environment includes a collection of clips on YouTube featuring brawls from

Engh believes it’s time for parents to separate pro sports from kids sports. The former is about winning at all costs. The latter should be about learning. “Sports for kids is like an outdoor classroom,” Engh says. “We teach things like teamwork, discipline, abiding by rules, and learning to accept defeat.” Kids can easily absorb those concepts even if – maybe especially if – they’re not the top athletes. “There’s varsity and junior varsity, but there needs to be ‘club’ ball where anyone can play,” adds Lustberg. “You can pull the star athletes out and put them on traveling teams. But you need to have other opportunities for kids who just want to play.” It’s up to parents to recognize how important sports can be, without forcing a square kid into a round hole. Engh’s NAYS works with close to 3,000 youth sports agencies around the nation to provide training for parents and for those who’ll be coaching for the first time. Engh says the program aims to point parents in the right direction by emphasizing being an “outdoor classroom teacher” rather than a “coach.” “Over two million parents have become members since 1981, and have agreed to abide by our code of behavior,” Engh explains. “They need to focus on what’s best for the children and not themselves.” Plus, Engh says it helps to filter out some of what he calls the “undesirables.” “It is a reality that there are jerks out there, and we’ll remove them as members.” A branch of NAYS (the Parents Association for Youth Sports, or PAYS) focuses entirely on the parents who’ll simply be sitting in the bleachers or on a lawn chair. PAYS intends to educate adults on how to eliminate conflict and disruptive behavior, and give their kids a positive experience in sports. Quite simply, the hope is that the “jerks” get the message and focus on helping build up their kids’ character, rather than on tearing down a teenage umpire who’s getting paid 10 bucks to call balls and strikes. TW

RESOURCES National Alliance for Youth Sports www.nays.org Parents Association for Youth Sports http://paysonline.nays.org The Psychology of Sports www.psychologyofsports.com


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LISTINGS All rugmakers and enthusiasts welcome: 10am – 3pm FUN TIME SINGERS: WEDNESDAYS Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 12770 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga www.funtimesingers.org

A lively and diverse community choir invites men and women to join their group: 7:15 – 9:30pm

DONATIONS DROP OFF ELECTRONIC WASTE: 2/2 St. Pius Parish Parking Lot, 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City

Just drive up and dump your old computers, monitors, VCRs, printers, fax machines, stereo components, telephones, microwaves, televisions, and more. The cost: free!: 9am – 4pm ONE WARM COAT: THRU 1/31 Santana Row, Winchester and San Carlos Blvds., San Jose www.santanarow.com/events/ ?eid=1041&m=1&d=01

Attention! If you have any coats that you know you’re not going to wear, visit Santana Row and donate them to One Warm Coat, a national nonprofit that distributes coats to people who need them. Donation bins located throughout the shopping center. RECYCLE YOUR OLD CELL PHONES FOR THE ORANGUTAN CONSERVANCY: ONGOING Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, 1300 Senter Rd., San Jose (408) 277-3000 www.hhpz.org

Donate your old cell phones and pagers the next time you visit Happy Hollow Zoo, and help support the Orangutan Conservancy, a nonprofit group that is helping preserve our orangutans and their habitat.

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SAN JOSE COIN CLUB’S 40TH ANNUAL COIN STAMP COLLECTIBLES SHOW: 2/1 - 3

Hypnosis Course with Dr. Dave Hill: 2/9 - 17 IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A LISTING, OR KNOW OF SOMETHING HAPPENING THAT YOU'RE AFRAID WE'LL OVERLOOK, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMMUNIT Y EVENT TO EVENTS@THEWAVEMAG.COM.

ART WALKS NILES ART WALK: 2/9 Maps are available the day of the walk at 37683 Niles Blvd., Fremont (510) 793-8782

Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the historic Niles district, while taking in the works of local artists displaying paintings, jewelry, photography, along with demonstrations and more.

RIEFF: 1/31 Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (650) 324-4321

Mr. Rieff discusses his new book, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son’s Memoir: 7:30pm STORIES FROM THE PAST: 2/8 San Mateo History Museum, 2200 Broadway, San Mateo (650) 299-0104

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Stories From The Past is a lively hour of sharing stories and exploring exhibits with preschoolers. This week’s story is Pie-Biter by Ruthanne Lum McCunn: 11am – 2pm

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Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City (650) 780-7026 www.rcpl.info

Mr. Luskin discusses his new book, Forgive for Love: 7pm

CLUB MEETINGS PENINSULA RUGMAKERS GUILD: THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Rose Garden Branch Library, 1580 Naglee Ave., San Jose (831) 438-6628 groups. yahoo.com/group/Peninsula_ RugmakersGuild/

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose (408) 294-7223 www.sanjosecoinclub.org

This show features more than 100 dealers buying, selling and trading their stamps and coins. BRIDAL SHOWCASE:

2/10 Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose www.bridalshowcase-ca.com/ sanjose.html

Head over to the Bridal Showcase to see the latest in formal wear, wedding cakes, gowns and much more. HAYWARD CAMERA SHOW: 2/10 Centennial Hall, 22292 Foothill Blvd., Hayward (510) 734-5185

Come and sell or purchase everything from Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Fuji, Olympus, Zeiss, Leica, Rollei, large and small format cameras, tripods, studio equipment, darkroom equipment and more: 9:30am – 3pm RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL: 2/15 - 16 San Mateo Event Center, 2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo www.heirloompro.com

All of your great stencil, stationery, and scrapbooking ideas get the “rubber stamp” of approval at this fun and informative festival.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: KOOZA: THRU 3/16

Taylor Street Bridge, San Jose www.cirquedusoleil.com

Enter the magical world of Cirque du Soleil and witness high-flying acrobats, amazing music, and laughable clowning as the KOOZA story unfolds – a tale of a melancholy loner who is searching for his place in the world, and the interesting characters he meets. SCIENCE ALIVE!: 2/2 Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy (408) 846-4947 www.gavilan.edu/ sciencealive/index.html

Participants will enjoy lunch, a science fair, and keynote speaker, but here is the best part: they’ll get to make a race car out of a mouse trap, dissect a cow’s eye ball, make slime – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! PLAYHOUSE DISNEY LIVE!: 2/2

San Jose Civic Auditorium, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose www.sanjose.org

Bring the whole family and join the whole gang of Disney characters that include Mickey, Handy Manny, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and many more, for an evening of sing-alongs, laughter and fun!

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Campbell: Sunday 9am – 1pm (year round) Campbell Ave. at Central & First Sts. (510) 745-7100 Cupertino: Friday 9am – 1pm (year round) Vallco Fashion Park Parking Lot,10123 Wolfe Rd. (800) 949-FARM Los Gatos: Sunday 8am – 12:30pm (year round) Montebello Way & Broadway Extension (408) 353-5355 Mountain View: Sunday 9am – 1pm (year round) Hope & Evelyn (800) 806-FARM

SIXTH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS FESTIVAL: 2/2 Orion Elementary School, 815 Allerton St., Redwood City (650) 363-0611 www.orionschool.org

Your kids’ favorite authors and illustrators, including Madeleine Dunphy, Candace Fleming, Elissa Haden Guest, Matthew Holm, and Francisco Jimenez, will be on hand to discuss their work and sign books: 10am – 3:30pm MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM: 2/2 – 23 Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto www.moah.org

Join instructor Larry Pizzel and Jim Wall for a fun day of discovery. Students will learn about magnetism and induction, gaining an understanding of magnetic effects and principles. Class projects include the construction of an electromagnetically charged flashlight!: 10am - noon CIRCUITRY CLASS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS: 2/9 Intel Musuem, 2200 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 765-0503 www.intel. com/museum

Ages nine and up will learn about schematics, switches, circuits – you’ll even get to build a device that rings and plays songs! RSVP required. WOODWORKING FOR HOME SCHOOLERS: 2/13 The Sawdust Shop, 452 Oakmead Pkwy., Sunnyvale www.sawdustshop.com

This class is designed for home school children to learn woodworking. It meets weekly for eight sessions: 1 – 3pm 2008 PRIMARY MATH WORLD CONTEST TEAM TRYOUTS: 2/5 - 7 Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino (408) 725-2680

Is little Bobby or Suzy a math phenom? Were they born after Sept. 1, 1994? Then they are invited to try out for the USA Silicon Valley Math Team for the International Math Competition in Hong Kong in July, with ALL expenses paid!!: 7 – 8:15pm SMUCKERS STARS ON ICE: 2/10 HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose www.starsonice.com

Watch not just “Stars on Ice” but “Superstars on Ice,” with performances from Sasha Cohen , Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice

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Palo Alto: Sunday 9am – 1pm (year round) California Ave. & El Camino Real (800) 806-FARM San Jose: Sunday 10am – 3pm (year round) Stevens Creek & Winchester (800) 949-FARM San Jose: Friday 10am – 2pm (year round) Kaiser Santa Teresa Parking Lot (800) 949-FARM San Jose: Sunday 8:30am – Noon (year round) Japantown, Jackson between Sixth & Seventh Sts. (408) 298-4303 San Jose: Sunday 10am – 2pm (year round) Princeton Plaza, Kooser & Meridian (800) 806-FARM

Santa Clara: Thursday 10am – 2pm (year round) Santa Clara Kaiser Parking Lot (800) 949-FARM Santa Clara: Saturday 9am – 1pm (year round) Jackson St. between Homestead & Benton (510) 745-7100 Saratoga: Saturday 9am – 1pm (year round) Saratoga West Valley College Fruitvale & Allendale Aves. (800) 806-FARM Sunnyvale: Saturday 9am – 1pm (year round) S. Murphy Ave. at Washington and Evelyn (510) 745-7100


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VALENTINES DOG WALK IN WILLOW GLEN: 2/14 Meet at Washington Mutual (corner of Lincoln Ave. & Minnesota) (408) 671-3417 www.societydog.com

Bring out the pooch for a walk around Willow Glen with fellow pet owners and receive doggie treat goodie bags and more. SATURDAY NIGHT SILENT MOVIES: SATURDAYS Edison Theater, 37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont www.nilesfilmmuseum.org

Head over to Fremont and make your way to the Edison Theater and enjoy an evening of silent films from all the greats: Will Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Laurel and Hardy, Lon Chaney. All movies are accompanied by a live pianist: 7:30pm

FESTIVALS/ CELEBRATIONS THE SANTA CRUZ CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: 2/2 The Attic, 931 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz womensclub.ucsc. edu/#ChocolateFestival

Take a trip over the hill and sample some delicious chocolate treats from local chocolatiers, along with an auction, live music and cooking demonstrations from Count Chocula: 2 – 5pm

salad, drinks, variety show, silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting local charities: 4:30 – 7:30pm

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2008 CRAB FEED & SILENT AUCTION: 2/2 Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View www.mvrotary.cmarket.com

All-you-can-eat fresh crab, pasta,

American Legion Hall, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose (408) 399-3123 www. santaclaravalleyorchidsociety.org

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Swing by the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center and discover how you can turn your junk into beautiful pieces of art to decorate your garden: 10 – 11:30am

Orchid expert Jeff Trimble will give a presentation on Cymbidium tigrinum. Free admission and coffee!

47TH ANNUAL CAMELLIA FLOWER SHOW & PLANT SALE: 2/9 - 10

Yamagami’s Nursery, 1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino (408) 252-3347 yamagamisnursery.com

ROSES IN A MIXED BORDER WITH CAROLE KRAFT: 2/6

Redwood City Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City (650) 728-5600

You’ll learn how to lower an overgrown tree, espalier a tree and how to maximize harvest in a limited space.

Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto (650) 329-1356 x201 www.gamblegarden.org

ADVANCED FRUIT TREE PRUNING AND SHAPING: 2/2

FRUIT TREE VARIETIES: 2/2

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SANTA CLARA VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING: 2/6

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto (650) 493-6072 www. commongroundinpaloalto.org

Join Nancy Garrison as she discusses which fruit tree would be the best for you to grow and take care of: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Join Carole Kraft will show us how to create a beautiful garden, along with addressing the best types of roses suitable to be mixed with other plants, plant combinations, and more: 9:30 – 11:30am RECYCLED ART IN THE GARDEN: 2/9 Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose (408) 298-7657

The show features more than 1,000 camellia blooms on display, along with experts on hand to give you advice on how to care for your camellia: 10am DOUBLE-DIGGING AND BED PREPARATION: 2/16 Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto (650) 493-6072 www. commongroundinpaloalto.org

GAY / LESBIAN DEFRANK GAY BINGO: WEDNESDAYS Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, 989 The Alameda, San Jose (408) 2932429 www.defrank.org/events/ bingo.html

DeFrank Gay Bingo is a festive bingo game that has the flair of gay culture to boot. All orientations are welcome to join in the fun: 7pm

LECTURES CELEBRITY FORUM: MIA FARROW: 1/30 – 2/1 Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino www.flintcenter.com

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ASH KICKERS STOP SMOKING CLASSES: THRU 2/6 O’Connor Hospital, 2105 Forest Ave., De Paul Room, San Jose (408) 998-5865 www.ggbreathe.org

Learn how to kick the habit every Wednesday at 7pm ASH KICKERS STOP SMOKING CLASSES: THRU 2/20 Camino Medical Group, 701 E. El Camino Real, Rm. B, Mountain View (408) 998-5865 www.ggbreathe.org

Learn how to kick the habit every Wednesday at 7pm

VOLUNTEERING FARM & NATURE GUIDES NEEDED Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos (650) 949-9704 www.hiddenvilla.org

Guides are needed to teach children about farm animals, explore the vegetable garden, and hike in the wilderness.

WORKSHOPS/ CLASSES KNITTING AT THE LIBRARY: 2/2 Redwood City Public Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City (650) 780-7026 www.rcpl.info

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with lessons for beginners, help with existing projects, and one-on-one assistance: 1pm SOUTH BAY CRAFT MEETING & WORKSHOP: 2/6 Campbell Library groups.yahoo. com/group/southbaycraftgroup/

Learn new crafts and techniques, swap craft supplies, and just have fun. This week, the group will be making sock monkeys!: 6:30pm BENEFIT MAKE-UP SEMINAR: 2/8 – 9 Macy’s Valley Fair, 2801 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose

Join Benefit’s National Makeup Artist as she introduces their new blush powder, Thrrrob, along with makeovers, live music and mocktinis!: 11am SOLAR SEMINAR: 2/9 The Sunnyvale Community Center , 550 Remington Blvd., Sunnyvale www.solarcity. com/events

Residents of Sunnyvale will learn about the city-offered Solar Power Purchase Program, along with the incentives and savings you can receive: 2 – 3pm MEDITATION 1: 2/9 – 15 Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 323-3363 www.anandapaloalto.org

You’ll discover what meditation is, how it works and how it will help you: 10am HYPNOSIS COURSE WITH DR. DAVE HILL: 2/9 - 17

Dr. Dave Hill, as he instructs you through a basic course of hypnosis that will include the history of hypnosis, misconceptions, demonstrations, and much more. MAKE 2008 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER!: 2/9 Embody Wellness, 2495 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View www.revelation-fitness. com/pg5.asp

Three Bay Area experts reveal how you can make 2008 the year your weight loss and fitness goals are finally achieved. Attendees will receive over $600 in gifts just for registering and are eligible for over $1,000 in prizes: 9am – 1pm MOUNTIAN VIEW WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON: 2/12 Michael’s at Shoreline, 2690 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (650) 968-8378 www.chambermv.org

Join guest speaker Kathleen Ronald who will discuss “The Fortune is in the Follow-Up”: 11:45am – 1:15pm ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLUB: WEDNESDAYS Almaden Branch Public Library, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose (408) 808-3040 sjlibrary. org/gateways/multicultural/ conversation.htm

Adults are invited to join this free conversation club to practice their English language skills: Noon – 1pm TW

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BEAUTY SALON: Shangri-La Lotus Salon & Spa, 413A Monterey Ave., San Jose (408) 623-3963 Specializing in waxing, tinting brows and lashes, therapeutic massage, acupressure, along with providing a complete nail and pedicure services. Jenny Dinh, the salon owner has been an eyelash extension specialist for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in the beauty industry.

Stories from the Past: 2/8, San Mateo History Museum successes, personal struggles and her commitment to helping children around the world: 8pm NAVIGATING THE MEKONG RIVER: 1/31 REI , 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose (408) 871-8765

Join world class kayaker Mick O’Shea as he shares how he navigated the Mekong River from Tibet to the South China Sea… all by himself!: 7pm REDEFINING THE OCCUPATION IN PALESTINE: 2/5 Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto www.peaceandjustice.org

Mark Turner, who has just returned from a nine-month trip in Nablu, will discuss the current and historical situation inside occupied Palestine: 7 – 8pm

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Join Professor Steve Squyres from Cornell University as he speaks on “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet”: 7:30pm MEMOIR OF A WORLD WAR II BOMBARDIER: 2/9 Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos (650) 654-0200 www.hiller.org

Join WWII veteran Charles N. “Norm” Stevens as he discusses what it was like being a 19-year-old from California and finding himself in the Plexiglas nose of a B-17, flying 34 bombing raids over Germany and occupied countries. His talk will be followed by a book signing for

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his work, An Innocent at Polebrook: A Memoir of an English Air Force Bombardier: 11am WHAT DO WE DO KNOW? Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave., San Jose (408) 559-5600 www.hospicevalley.org

A presentation from David B. Feldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of counseling psychology, Santa Clara University, and S. Andrew Lasher, Jr., M.D., director of palliative medicine, California Pacific Medical Center, on how families can make important treatment decisions, communicate effectively with healthcare providers, and care for themselves in the midst of the emotions and daily stresses associated with seeing to the needs of a sick loved one: 2 – 3:30pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Thoro-Bread Entertainment (650) 248-3803

TRAVEL: Cruise Planners, 5669 Snell Ave., Ste. 372, San Jose (408) 715-7196 Our travel agency specializes in designing a vacation that exceeds your expectations. Our passion is to plan a seamless and exciting cruise and travel experience. Call us today to start planning your dream vacation memories.

We provide DJ services for all occasions, and offer a wide range of music including todays greatest hits, hip-hop, reggea, dancehall, soul, oldies, spanish music and much more. So, next time your thinking about having a party give us a call and leave the music to us!

MAKEUP ARTIST: Professional Makeup by Tiffany Chiang (408) 242-8154 www.beautyexpertfiffany.com Call and book your bridal party makeovers from professional makeup artist Tiffany Chiang.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel Los Gatos & Spa, 210 E. Main St., Los Gatos (408) 335-1700 www.hotellosgatos.com

RECEPTIONS: Hotel Los Gatos & Spa, 210 E. Main St., Los Gatos (408) 335-1700 www.hotellosgatos.com

Mediterranean-styled villas providing luxurious guest rooms and suites. Nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains and within walking distance of the many shops, restaurants and galleries. Home to Preston Wynne Spa & Dio Deka Restaurant.

Mediterranean ambience provides luxurious banquet facilities for events to accommodate up to 130 guests at various locations, including our Indoor Monte Sereno Ballroom, Outdoor Courtyard & Pool Terrace.

BACHELORETTE PARTIES: Jewelsexpression, 1445 Foxworthy Ave., San Jose www.jewelsexpression.com

TANNING: Exotica Airbrush Tanning, 15466 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste. 207, Los Gatos (408) 358-4380 www.exoticaairbrushtanning.com

Jewelsexpression offers exotic dancing classes with a softer touch. Designed for women of all shapes, sizes and ages, you’ll learn the art of the “walk,” floor performing, and faux pole and chair dancing. Great for bridal showers and bachelorette parties.

Specializing in wedding parties. Customized bronze blends for your skin type for a perfect natural glow for your day. Check website for info.

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ADVERTISER INDEX S A L E S @ T H E W AV E M A G . C O M

Elle Kiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Natural Beauty and Slimming . . . . . 62

Emerge MediSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

New Breath of Life, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Emerge MediSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Eternal Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

New Image European Skin Care & Day Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

eWomen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant. . . . . . . 77

Eye, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Nirvana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Fahrenheit Ultralounge . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Northstar & Sierra-at-Tahoe. . . . . . . . .7

Fish Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Nuderma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Fitness Expert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Olive Bar, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Five Branches Institute. . . . . . . . . 37, 65

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. . 103

Foothill College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Palo Alto Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Genesis Dentistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Parcel 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Ginger Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Picasso’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Goji Juice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Planet Beach Contempo Spa. . . . 18, 30

Goosetown Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Planet Hair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Gordon Biersch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Planet Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Grand Century Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Pleasures from the Heart. . . . . . . . . . 67

Grand Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Rabbits Foot Meadery . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Gulliver USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Radiance Health Solutions . . 27, 58, 62

Habana Cuba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Rage Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Hairchitects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Rejuve Medical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 53

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. . 83

Roem Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116

Harvest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Rokko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Healthy Ways Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Rosicrucian Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Helm of Sun Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Rosie McCann’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Hotel DeAnza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Salt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

iFly SFBay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

San Jose Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Image Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Sanctuary Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

infobayarea.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

SAP Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Intero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Saratoga Chocolates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Island Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Scandalous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 56

Jane Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 28

Scruff y Murphy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Japantown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Silicon Valley Adult Dating.com. . . . 99

Jersey’s Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Silver Creek SportsPlex. . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Julie Acosta, Hairstylist . . . . . . . . . . . 60

SINO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

KB Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Sole di Paradiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Kosmo Terra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

South Bay Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . . . 36

La Fondue / Plumed Horse . . . . . . . . . .3

Spa 28 Aesthetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 30

La Jolie Nail Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 59

Spiderwick Chronicles . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Laser & Cosmetic Center, The . . . . . . .51

Sports Basement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Legar Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Straits Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Lily Salon & Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Strike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Loft Bar & Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Tangerine Hair Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

LoneStar Transportation . . . . . . . . . . 97

Taqueria La Bamba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Los Gatos Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

The Face Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Los Gatos Tire & Automotive. . . . . . . .10

Thoi’s Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Lupe’s House Cleaning Service. . . . . 71

Tied House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Lupretta’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Tiggeleria Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

M&J Motorsports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

TimeOut Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Magical Moments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Treasure Chest Aquarium & Pets . . . 67

Mai Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 24, 28

Tunguska Blast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Mantra Palo Alto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Ultra Outlet and Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Maple Tree Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Umbrella Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Marbella Hair Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Up and Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

Massage Envy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Vardy’s Jeweler’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Maxim’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Vicky Lara - Mary Kay . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Maxpro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 16, 99

Visique Eye Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Mel Cotton’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Voila Afrique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Melting Pot, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Waddell & Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Menara Moroccan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

West Coast Cigars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Michael Ryan & Associates . . . . . . . . 73

West Valley Flying Club . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Milpitas Optometric Group . . . . . . . . .42

Western Ballet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Mio Vicino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Westpark Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Mommy Spa, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 63 Mona*Vie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Willow Glen Kitchen, Bath, Home Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

Motif Restaurant & Club . . . . . . . . . . 99

Willow Street Pizza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

Shokolaat Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

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1240 Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 3 Fifty Eight Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 A-1 Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Academy for Salon Professionals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 All World Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Alliance Development Group Park Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Alliance Development Group Stone Crest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Amgen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Amidi Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Anastasia’s Club Fit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Anise Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Arya. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 At Home Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Attuned Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 AVA Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Ayoma LifeSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Bai Tong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Ballet San Jose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Bangkok Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Bank, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Basin, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Bay Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Beautiful by Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Bella Saratoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Birk’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Blowfish Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Blu Cocoon Med Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Blue Mango. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Blue Pheasant and Lounge . . . . . . . . .81 Boarder Nation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Bob’s Golf & Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Bottomley Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Braces For Pretty Faces. . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Branham Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Bridal Showcase, The . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Buddha Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Burger Pit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Cafe Hair Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Camera Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Cantankerous Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Cantor Arts Center, Stanford. . . . . . 103 Caper’s Eat & Drink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Century Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Children’s Discovery Museum. . . . . 107 Chris’ Whale Watching. . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Chrysalis Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Church of Scientology. . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 CIM Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Cinelux Theatres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Cinnabar Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Club One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Club One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Club One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 College of Industrial Repairs. . . . . . . .16 Cosmetic Surgery Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Creekside Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Dive Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Dr. Hoang K. Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Dr. Robert Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Dr. Robert Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Dr. Taylor Tran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Dr. Tony H. Pham, M.D.. . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Dr. Youbert Karalian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Elevate Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19


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Are You a Funny Person? CUPERTINO Siam Thai Cuisine $$ 1080 S. De Anza Blvd. Ste. A (408) 366-1080 www.siamthaicuisine.com

Cuisine: Thai

Park Place Restaurant $$$

10030 S. De Anza Blvd. (408) 873-1000 www.parkplacecupertino.com

Pizza Chicago $$

SANTA CLARA

Cuisine: Italian

The Fish Market Restaurant $$

Menara Moroccan Restaurant $$

Cuisine: Seafood

155 W. San Fernando Street (408) 283-9400 www.pizzachicago.com

41 E. Gish Road (408) 453-1983 www.menara41.com

Cuisine: Moroccan

Cuisine: Contemporary American Seafood & Steaks

19 Market $$

DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Bella Mia $$

80 N. Market Street (408) 294-8626 www.gumbojumbo.com

58 S. First St. (408) 280-1993 www.bellamia.com

Cuisine: California-Italian

Paragon Restaurant $$ 211 S. First St. (408) 282-8888 www.paragonrestaurant.com

Cuisine: New American

Melting Pot, The $$$ 72 S. First St. (408) 293-6020 www.meltingpot.com

Cuisine: Fondue

Habana Cuba $$$ 238 Race St. (408) 998-CUBA www.998cuba.com

Cuisine: Cuban

19 N. Market Street (408) 280-6111

Gumbo Jumbo Cajun Fusion $$ Cuisine: Cajun Fusion

Britannia Arms Downtown $$

173 W. Santa Clara St. (408) 278-1400 www.britanniaarms.com/sanjose

Cuisine: British

Cielito Lindo $$ 195 E. Taylor Street (408) 995-3447

Cuisine: Mexican

E & O Trading Co. $$ 96 South First Street (408) 938-4100 www.eotrading.com

Cuisine: Southeast Asian Fusion

L&L Hawaiian Barbeque $ 3890 El Camino Real (650) 858-2878 www.hawaiianbarbeque.com

Cuisine: Asian-American Fusion

Blowfish Sushi $$$

355 Santana Row Ste. 1010, San Jose (408) 345-3848 www.blowfishsushi.com

Cuisine: Japanese

Rosie McCann’s Restaurant & Pub $$ 355 Santana Row #1060, San Jose (408) 247-1706 www.rosiemccanns.com

Cuisine: Irish, American

The Fish Market Restaurant $$

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Cuisine: Seafood

Cuisine: Californian & Indian

Cuisine: American 99 E. San Fernando St. (408) 998-9998 www.fultralounge.com

3150 El Camino Real (650) 493-8862 (TUNA) www.thefishmarket.com

Mantra Restaurant & Lounge $$

SAN JOSE

Fahrenheit $$

PALO ALTO The Fish Market Restaurant $$

CAMPBELL/ SANTANA ROW:

Loft Bar & Bistro $$ 90 S. Second St. (408) 291-0677

3775 El Camino Real (408) 246-3474 (FISH) www.thefishmarket.com

1007 Blossom Hill Road (408) 269-3474 (FISH) www.thefishmarket.com

Cuisine: Seafood

632 Emerson Street (650) 322-3500 www.mantrapaloalto.com

Sundance The Steakhouse $$$

1921 El Camino Real (650) 321-6798 www.sundancethesteakhouse.com

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Trader Vic’s at Dinah’s Garden Hotel $$$ 4269 El Camino Real (650) 798-1307 www.tradervicspaloalto.com

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Thaiphoon Restaurant $$$

543 Emerson Street (650) 323-7700 www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com

Cuisine: Pan-Asian

Britannia Arms Almaden $$

SAN MATEO

Cuisine: British

The Fish Market Restaurant $$

5027 Almaden Expressway. (408) 266-0550 www.britanniaarms.com/almaden

Fratello’s $$

1712 Meridian Ave. #F (408) 269-3801

Cuisine: Italian

MILPITAS Sushi Mamoru $$ 138 S. Main Street (408) 946-5446

Cuisine: Japanese

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veryone thinks they have a great sense of humor, but do you? And how can you even measure something so subjective? As a comedy writer of many years, I’ve devised this simple test. If you’re unfamiliar with my work and demand comedy credentials, I once invented a fake videogame called Phil Collins: Mouth Full of Balls Racing, and I think that speaks for itself. Or would, I guess, if there weren’t so many balls making it impossible. With my authority safely out of the path of questioning, here we go. Please note that this quiz’s format was strongly influenced by the stylings of Jeff Foxworthy, and I realize that in an article about funniness that creates an entire ecosystem of irony. 1. Have you ever, under any circumstances, described anything as being “on crack”? This applies to any and all recreational or prescription drugs, with a possible exception to those that give erections. For example, a catholic priest on Viagra might simply be an emergency call rather than a bad joke. 2. Did your comedic concept begin and end with the words Chuck Norris? Yes, we have the internet, too, funnyman. Do you think Chuck Norris sits around at home and says things like “I don’t catch on fire. Fires catch on ME.” Of course not. Because Chuck Norris is too busy making nonkarate punishable by laser bea— oh man, now I’m doing it. Sorry. 3. Has anyone ever felt there might be use in abbreviating a zinger you’ve said? For example, could your perfectly placed “Too Much Information!” have also been pronounced, “TMI!!!”? Annoying FTW! These abbreviations may seem to you like they help speed up the joke delivery, but they are actually society’s way of killing phrases that lost all meaning and wit several million deliveries ago. 4. Are you crazy? Will you try anything? I mean, do you just not even give a f**k!? Poor impulse control coming together with your head and a lampshade is not the dream team of hilarity you think it is.

5. Do you enjoy post-Airplane! spoof films? I know they’re successful, but try

to explain the gags aloud. You’ll find that as you do it, the part of your brain in charge of humor and the part of your brain in charge of object recognition will figure out that they are two very different functions. For example, at first glance, Meet the Spartans might look hilarious, but if you tried to explain it, you might say, “See that Spartan guy is from 300, and in that movie he kicks a guy into a pit, but HERE it’s the judges from American Idol! And he’s kicking THEM into the... the... hold on, damn it. That’s not a joke. Oh crap, this whole movie is like that.” 6. Have you ever met someone and then made a joke about their name in the first 10 seconds? This hasn’t ever worked, but thousands of introductions every day still end in tragedy. That being said, I hope to one day meet someone named Dick and ask him if this must be his wife, Andballs. Obviously, the comedy there will be the fact that earlier in the evening, I’d poisoned both of their wines. 7. Do you ever leave the joke writing up to your listener, but then want credit for writing a joke? Let me explain: When you come across an unintentional innuendo such as the number 69, or someone working a lubricated butter churn in an ape suit, do you say something like, “I’m not touching that one!” or “Oh ho! I don’t want to tell you what I thought of!”? If you can’t be bothered to push a situation already established as comical over the edge with a simple punchline, then you shouldn’t be allowed near double entendres. Answer Key: If you answered yes to any more than zero of these questions, there is a good chance you’re unfunny. Eerie Fact: You own Dane Cook albums equal to the number of times you answered yes. TW


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