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ALL ABOUT MORGAN HILL & GILROY

Great dining, talented winemakers, a charming downtown and friendly residents – what’s not to love about Morgan Hill and Gilroy?

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SPOTLIGHT {Tech Museum Awards, No Impact Man}

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HIT LIST { editors’ picks }

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NIGHTLIFE Feature: Grammy Award-winner Linda Ronstadt takes up the helm at the San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival. PLUS: Nightlife Happenings and Headliners.

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ARTS Feature: A dash of Monty Python comes to town as Broadway San Jose welcomes Spamalot! PLUS: Calendar listings for theatre, dance, classical music, opera, museums and galleries.

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STYLE & SHOPPING Feature: UsTrendy.com is a Bay-Area based website that seeks to democratize fashion design.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Feature: Menlo Park’s Sand Hill Road is home to a luxurious new spa, Sense, at the Rosewood Resort. PLUS: Health and Beauty Profiles

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SPORTS & ADVENTURE Feature: Examining the poised pastime that is fencing.

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HOME & DESIGN Feature: Finding harmony outside the nuclear family, in cohousing communities. 14 DAYS

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50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR SOFA { top events }

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DINING Feature: If everybody loves bacon, it seems every chef loves pork belly. PLUS: Dining Hot Spots

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FAMILY & COMMUNITY Feature: Onetime troubled teen Josh Shipp looks set to be the new Dear Abby with his advice for adolescents and their parents. PLUS: Community event listings and KIDSTUFF column. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

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TRAVEL & GETAWAYS

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ON THE COVER: Design Director Chris Schmauch photographed Fencer and Coach Michael Botenhagen with a Nikon D3 and 28-70/2.8 lens at The Fencing Center (110 Stockton Ave., San Jose)

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A Big Impact Writer Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man project took on a life of its own.

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hen writer Colin Beavan launched his No Impact Man project, he knew it was extreme. From November 2006 to 2007, with wife Michelle and two-yearold daughter Isabella on board, Beavan took steps to make as little environmental impact as possible by eschewing (in varying degrees) consumption of everything from fast food to electricity. While he knew it would turn their Fifth Avenue New York City lifestyle on its ear, what Beavan didn’t know was just how much attention it would bring him. Not least of which was a film crew who wanted to document his year of living in a way that would least endanger the planet.

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The result is No Impact Man, a documentary that chronicles Beavan and his family’s year of extreme eco-consciousness. While many of us feel good about remembering to bring a canvas bag to the grocery store, the Beavan clan took it to a whole new level, cutting out the use of products with packaging (or anything that would produce trash), eating only locally grown food, giving up modern luxuries like television, air-conditioning, fuel-propelled travel, and even turning off their electricity entirely for several months. The documentary, which opens Sept. 18 at San Jose’s Camera Cinemas, is as much a film about relationships and community as it is about saving the planet. We spoke with Beavan, whose book documenting the project was released last week, about the project, the environment, and how we can all make a difference. The Wave: What was one of the things that really surprised you about the project? Colin Beavan: I never expected it to get the attention that it was getting. I kind of thought that it would be – in my very own small and humble way – a contribution to the discourse. I thought I could say at least I’d tried. The fact that the thing blew up and got so much attention surprised the hell out of me. The other big surprise was that we did it out of obligation to a greater cause, sort of thing, and I never realized in the beginning how much it’s true that what’s good for the people is good for the planet, and vice versa. That living in a way that’s good for the planet actually works out better for the people, too. So if we do change our lives in such a way that we change the planet, I really believe that we’ll change our lives for the better. 8

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Beavan at his local market

TW: How big a part do you think politics plays in environmental change? CB: My thinking when I started No Impact Man was that “politics is not working, nobody gives a damn what the people think, big business is not doing anything.” So No Impact Man in some ways was a reaction to that. Like, “Okay then, the people have to change.” And I still believe that. Americans emit five times the carbon dioxides of the average Chinese person, per capita – so the way that we live is not okay. It’s not okay for the environment, but I’d also argue that it’s not okay for us. I would say that our standard of living may be high, but our quality of life may not be. TW: Does the recent change in administration give you hope for more positive changes in the environmental arena? CB: It’s important to say, this is not a Democratic or a Republican issue – this is an American issue. So I think the change of administration is good for this issue only in as much as the Democrats are the ones that are willing to champion it. But “conservation” and “conservative” have the same root word, and conservation is at the root of conservative philosophy, so this should be a Republican issue. So until the Republicans take it up the way they ought to, then yes, in regards to this issue, this administration is good. But it should be across the aisle. TW: What do you say to the average person who thinks “What can I do, I’m just one person?” CB: We all ask ourselves as people “What can we do?” But sometimes we don’t get to see the results of our actions. They say that a butterfly’s wings can start a hurricane because of Chaos Theory. So sometimes we do things and we don’t get to know what the ripple effects of what we do are. But if we do live according to our values, then I think that we can have faith that something changes. And not only that, the real question is not whether we can make a difference; the real question is whether we want to be the type of people who try to make a difference. TW Beavan’s book No Impact Man is out now. The film opens Sept. 18 at San Jose’s Camera 3 cinema. See his blog at www.noimpactman. com, or to see his latest project, and how you can have an impact, go to Noimpactproject.org.


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Oh, The Humanity! New Tech exhibit highlights the 2008 Tech Awards Laureates.

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For the past eight years, the Tech has been naming laureates who have succeeded in creating technology that benefits humanity. The exhibit, Technology Benefiting Humanity, is the first exhibit during that time that showcases such achievements. More than 600 submissions were gathered from 200 countries. Only 15 remain until the winners are chosen on November 19 at the San Jose Convention Center, where none other than techie and humanitarian guru Al Gore will speak. The award winners from each category – health, economy, education, environment, equality – will be announced by Gore, and each will receive $50,000.

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t took the Tech Museum program director David Whitman a moment’s reflection while his car was stuck under a malfunctioning garage door to realize there’s “good technology and bad technology.” For Whitman, the Tech Museum’s new exhibit and upcoming awards ceremony are perfect examples of the good: When technology benefits humanity rather than confines it.

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Featured in the exhibit is a money-making, electricity-free water pump developed by KickStart (www.kickstart.org) and described as an “award-winning enterprise with a revolutionary way of fighting poverty.” The award-winning part comes from becoming a 2002 Economic Development Tech Award Laureate; the fighting poverty part comes from the nearly half-a-million people the water pump program has lifted out of poverty. Also profiled in the exhibit are solar-powered sail boats, fog-harnessed clean water, solar- and hand-crank-powered radios, cheap eyeglasses made from adding more water to hollowed-out lenses, affordable prosthetic limbs, DNA verification methods and more.

Four years ago, Sal Khan of Mountain View began developing education videos that teach mathematics. When he launched them on YouTube, the demand quickly grew into Khan’s Academy (www.khansacademy.org), where more than 800 video tutorials can be viewed for free, offering tutorials in basic one-plus-one mathematics, all the way up to trigonometry, physics and more. Khan has attracted partners like Jonathan Goldman, ex-vice president of analytics at Ning in Palo Alto, who is now working on video tutorials on quantum mechanics. Both Khan and Goldman quit their respective jobs to devote full time to Khan’s Academy. For the nominees to be chosen, Tech president Peter Friess makes a call-out to entrepreneurs from all around the world who can offer the next innovative idea that fuses technology and humanitarian efforts. Friess accepts any and all ideas, “whether it’s the solar panels in the remote regions of India or Africa,” Friess says, “or anything else that makes the lives in those regions better through health, education, economy and environment.” Heretofore, more than 200 laureates from 96 countries have been named, which in effect have created a market and numerous businesses for their products. The Tech Awards is a joint venture with Santa Clara University. Throughout the years, hundreds have found funding and investors, through places like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supported the exhibit with a $1.1 million grant. TW The Technology Benefiting Humanity exhibit is currently on display at the Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 294-8324 www.thetech.org.


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Santana Row’s Fall Fashion In The Park Event: Sept 11-12 Santana Row Park, in front of Left Bank Brasserie, San Jose www.santanarow.com/events/ Calling all fashionistas on the weekend of September 11 for an exquisite fashion show in the outdoor strip of Santana Row. The South Bay’s style event of the year will include two days of runway shows, exclusive parties and shopping events featuring the upcoming season’s must-haves for men and women from many stores, including Pink Stripes, Donald Pliner and Anthropologie. All guests will be invited to pre-show wine and hors d’oeuvre reception, a private shopping boutique and a post-show soiree. In addition, some of the proceeds will benefit organizations such as Breathe California and Junior League of San Jose.

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out the Original Tart for a sharp, yogurt taste or if you like sweet and creamy, Taro and Peanut Butter are the winning favorites. Just serve as much as you like, weigh in at the end, and enjoy this refreshing and healthy dessert.

Every weekend the small village of Willingtom invites an eclectic group of performers from around the world to showcase their music at the annual Northern California Renaissance Faire. The stage will boom with music and dance inspired by traditional Morris and English Country to Celtic and Gypsy Tribal, featuring artists such as Culann’s Hounds (Sept. 1213), Avalon Rising (Sept. 19-20), and Brother (Sept. 26-27). This is just one of the many entertainment attractions at their annual fair, but they all come together to celebrate old English traditions.

Yogurtland 19700 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 996-1776 www.yogurt-land.com Yogurtland is a self-serve frozen yogurt place with over 10 different flavors and dozens of toppings to choose from. Trust us when we say this is definitely one of the best froyo places in Cupertino, as the long lines in the summer evenings are surely a testimony of the yogurt chain’s wide popularity. Be sure to try 12

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Santana Row Sunday Farmers’ Market Piazza di Valencia (outside Rosie McCann’s and Urban Outfitters), Santana Row, San Jose www. santanarow.com/events Every Sunday afternoon, the season’s freshest fruits, greens, nuts, and vegetables are available at your Santana Row Farmers’ Market. This certified farmers’ market features both organic and conventionally grown agricultural products, fresh from the fields and orchards of California’s farmers.

40 th Annual Harvest Festival: Saturday, Sept. 26 Palo Alto Quaker Meeting House, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto sites.google.com/site/fclharvestfest/Home With live music, food, a used book sale, and much more, Palo Alto’s annual FCL Harvest Festival is a day of fun and family activities. The free entertainment includes children’s activities such as story telling, and live jazz, folk, blues, and world music for friends and family to enjoy. The festival also offers tasty treats such as French crepes, falafel, and a wide selection of desserts. There will also be homemade jams and pies, textiles, soaps, hand-crafted jewelry pieces, and other collectables on sale. Proceeds will go to the Friends Committee on Legislation in California (FCL), which is a nonprofit organization committed to increase compassion and social justice to the state government. TW


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or one weekend only, Downtown San Jose’s four new high-rise condominiums – Axis, City Heights, The 88 and Three Sixty Residences – will open their doors to offer a glimpse into the urban living experience unfolding in the capital of Silicon Valley. Building on last year’s successful event, the San Jose Downtown Open House takes place Sept. 26 and 27, with activities from 1-4 pm at each of San Jose’s new condo towers. “For many, Downtown San Jose is already a superb place to call home,” says Scott Knies, executive director, San Jose Downtown Association. “The open house provides an excellent opportunity to discover the advantages of downtown living.” On-site sales centers and model homes make it easy to get information and tour each development. Lenders will also be on hand to help potential buyers with financing questions. Visitors can begin at any of the four sales centers in Downtown San Jose:

01) Axis, 38 N. Almaden Blvd. (408) 297-9888 www.axissanjose.com 02) The 88, 88 E. San Fernando St. (408) 279-8882 www.the88sj.com 03) City Heights, 175 W. St. James St. (408) 286-2489 www.cityheightssanjose.com 04) Three Sixty Residences, 360 South Market St., (408) 2973003 www.360residences.com

To be eligible for prizes, Visitors scan also win prizes by picking up a “Downtown San Jose Passport” and having it stamped at all four developments during the weekend. Fully stamped passports turned in through Sept. 27 will be entered into a drawing to win dozens of prizes at spas and restaurants, plus three Getaway Weekend packages. Prize contributors include the Hotel de Anza, The Fairmont, San Jose Marriott, Il Fornaio, Arcadia, Ballet San Jose, San Jose Symphony, The Tech Museum, E&O Trading Co., McCormick & Schmicks, and Tova Day Spa. “The San Jose Downtown Open House promises to be fun and informative, with prizes, giveaways and special deals along the way,” says Knies says. For more information, visit www.sjdowntown.com/ Find_Your_Home.html

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istoric Downtown Morgan Hill, which centers around six or so blocks of Monterey Road, has a definite small-town community feel. The quaint downtown area is both charming and vibrant, with an abundance of eateries, plus many stores, cafes, wine bars, spas and other businesses that make it a pleasant place for everyone from families to young couples to congregate. Many businesses are owned by charismatic locals, including Poppy’s Fish & Poultry market, whose namesake owner is always willing to offer up suggestions to first-time visitors to this friendly town. The efforts of both the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Morgan Hill Downtown Association have enlivened the city greatly in recent years, with a weekly farmers’ market, free concerts, outdoor movie screenings, classic car shows, seasonal events and much more.

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Located just 12 miles south of San Jose, and 10 miles north of Gilroy, Morgan Hill is one of the fastest-growing communities in Santa Clara County. Its valley setting (nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo mountain range to the east), great community facilities and open spaces make it an idyllic setting for families, while the downtown area makes it a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon shopping and dining with friends. The wineries in Morgan Hill and nearby Gilroy also lure many Silicon Valley denizens out here on weekends. Here’s just a taste of what this charming enclave has to offer.


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owntown Morgan Hill and its surrounds are rapidly becoming something of a beauty mecca, with many spas, salons and old school barber shops from which to choose:

BERRIEZ FACE & BODY PARLOR 20 E. First St., Morgan Hill (408) 778-2121 www.berriezparlor.com CARLOS BARBER SHOP 17455 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-4598

CIAO BELLA SALON 17100 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 465-2484 www.ciaobellasalon.info

DEZIGN SALON 17300 Monterey Rd., Ste. 120, Morgan Hill (408)779-1077 www.dezignsalon.com GOLDEN TOUCH COIFFURES 50 W. Main Ave., Ste. F, Morgan Hill (408) 779-9616

MORGAN HILL BARBER SHOP 90 W. First St., Morgan Hill (408) 779-2214

SHOPPING BOOKSMART 80 E. Second St., Morgan Hill (408) 778-6467 www.mybooksmart.com Owned by local identities Brad Jones and Cinda Meister, this wonderful independent bookstore ran out of room for its ever-growing selection of books, so relocated from Monterey Road to this expansive store on nearby Second Street. Staffed by enthusiastic books lovers, it is also home to a café and toy store, so that customers can feed their body and their inner child as well as their love of literature.

MAGPIE 17505 Monterey St., Morgan Hill (408) 779-4594 www.magpiestyle.com A little slice of France in the heart of downtown Morgan Hill, this truly charming store offers all manner of gifts and objects for the home and garden. Think letterpress stationery, luxurious body care products, elegant candelabras and more.

MATERIAL PLEASURE 17415A Monterey St., Morgan Hill (408) 7785058 www.materialpleasure.com A one-stop shop for quilting enthusiasts, this store prides itself on an extensive array of quality quilting fabrics, and excellent customer service. Also offers a wide variety of classes for a range of different skill levels and techniques.

MORGAN HILL TOBACCO CO. & WINE SHOP 17430 Monterey St., Morgan Hill (408) 776-7667 www.morganhilltobaccocompany.com

NEW HAIR STUDIO 17575 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 776-1077

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THIS ORGANIK LIFE 17400 Monterey St., Ste. 1-D, Morgan Hill (408) 603-8583 www.thisorganiklife.com Having opened just last month, this store is a breath of fresh air, offering families a wellselected variety of high-quality, affordable organic cosmetics, skin care, and natural living products, as well as natural supplements for men, women and children. Plus, the colorful store features products made by local craftspeople, including skin creams, handmade cloth diapers and vintage-inspired children’s aprons.

(408) 776-7009

THREE REDHEADS 94 W. Second St., Morgan Hill (408) 778-1881

TIFFANY SALON 17500 Monterey Rd., Ste. B, Morgan Hill (408) 782-8411 www.tiffanysalon.net XTRAVAGANZA DAY SPA AND SALON 35 E. First St., Ste. A, Morgan Hill (408) 778-2777 www.xtravaganzasalon.com

There are more eateries, shops, establishments and events in Morgan Hill than we have room to write about here. For more information to go the Morgan Hill Downtown Association’s website, www.morganhilldowntown.org or the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, www.morganhill.org.

THURSDAY STREET DANCE Corner of W. Second St.

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Throughout the summer, Morgan Hill has been playing host to this energetic event, featuring live music, dance, and showcasing local talent with the Morgan Hill Idol tryouts. This Thursday Sept. 10 will see the Morgan Hill Idol finals, and the weekly dancehappy event will continue through Sept. 24.

DOWNTOWN MOVIE NIGHTS Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill

California Autumn Classic

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Boasting what it describes as the “best cigar stock in the Bay Area” this popular spot attracts many regulars with its selection of over 700 cigars, plus a wide selection of wines, smoking accessories, and pastimes galore, including chess, cribbage, backgammon, cards, a pool table and even fantasy sports leagues and regular special events.

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SAFARI SALON 17295 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 776-0086

The summer series of free, family friendly movies, shown outdoors at the Community and Cultural Center Amphitheatre, will end on Sat. 19 Sept. with a screening of the charming Enchanted. Screenings begin at dark (approx. 8:30pm) and people are encouraged to bring, friends, family, oh, and lawn chairs, blankets and their favorite movie snacks. Call (408) 779-3190 for more details.

Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm, through Dec. 19, this farmers’ market offers locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut flowers. Expect up to 30 vendors during peak season.

DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR: SAT., SEPT. 19 The last of this summer street fair series, this event sees downtown Morgan Hill take on a festive atmosphere, with live music, farmers’ market stalls, displays by local artists and more.

A TASTE OF MORGAN HILL: SEPT. 26-27 This big event, staged by the Chamber of Commerce, is Morgan Hill’s annual Arts & Crafts festival, featuring fine arts and quality crafts from hundreds of vendors; a variety of food courtesy of local restaurants and purveyors; a wine and microbrew garden; two

live music stages; a special Kids’ Zone with rides, crafts and children’s entertainment; displays from community groups and non-profit organizations. A custom and classic car show and quilt show are also staged as part of the event.

CALIFORNIA AUTUMN CLASSIC: SUN., OCT. 18 Downtown Morgan Hill will play host to the California Autumn Classic British Sports Car Concourse and Tour, featuring over 100 classic automobiles from the likes of AustinHealey, MG, Triumph and Lotus.

SAFE TRICK OR TREAT: SAT., OCT. 31 An ongoing downtown tradition, providing a fun and safe environment for Morgan Hill’s children and families to experience Halloween. 5 -7:30pm.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT MORGAN HILL & GILROY (FROM PAGE 15) D’Vine Jazz & Wine

The Cupcake Shop

Poppy’s

Hot Java

Glory Days

Ricatoni’s Delicatessen

WINING & DINING THE CUPCAKE SHOP 17385-B Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 778-2023 www.thecupcakeshopmh.com This charming little cupcake bakery was a welcome addition to the downtown strip. Cupcakes are baked fresh daily in small batches, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Flavors include Tropical Carrot (a carrot and pineapple cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting), Sharkbite (a dark chocolate cupcake with a teal white chocolate butter cream frosting) and Old School (a cupcake with a marshmallow cream center dipped in chocolate ganache).

D’VINE JAZZ & WINE 775 Cochrane Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-7755 www.dvinejazzandwine.com Dubbed by one fan on Yelp as “the best thing to happen to Morgan Hill in years,” this vibrant spot just outside downtown presents the flawless blend of wine and jazz. Meet winemakers from the local area, and discover new wines from across the globe in this lovely venue’s relaxed and decidedly unpretentious atmosphere. See their website for a full calendar of upcoming live jazz performances, usually staged Thursday through Sunday.

FUZIA RESTAURANT 17340 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-3200 www.fuziarestaurant.com This sleek restaurant on downtown’s main strip opened in 2008 with the mission of offering upscale, urban dining in Morgan Hill. With its stylish ambiance, selection of fine wines, international beers and liquors,

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and a menu that fuses cuisines from around the globe, it has been attracting many out of town diners as well as locals. The modern menu is always changing, and features dishes such as seared sea scallops with cilantro lime tequila sauce, Cajun encrusted New York steak, and tamales with pork and red mole sauce.

GLORY DAYS SPORTS PUB 17230 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-3376 www.glorydayssportspub.com This casual, kid-friendly sports bar offers a great menu, including an irresistible homemade meatball sandwich, a steak salad (balsamic marinated skirt steak sliced and served on a bed of greens, vegetables and blue cheese), or sophisticated dinner specials such as grilled salmon served with an apricot remoulade.

HOT JAVA 17400 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 776-0571 Boasting a menu of organic, fair-trade coffees and over 200 flavor combinations of Italian sodas, this coffee shop is an easy place to spend an afternoon. It also features art exhibits and live music performances. Coming up in on September’s live music calendar are: Gospel of Fire (Rock), Sept. 12; Just 3 (Jazz and Blues), Sept. 18; and Aprylle Gilbert (Folk/Pop), Sept. 26. Shows usually run from 7-8:30pm.

MAURIZIO’S AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE 25 E. First St., Morgan Hill (408) 782-7550 www.mauriziosrestaurant.com

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Maurizio’s fine, authentic Italian cuisine and vibrant personality have made him a popular local identity, and saw this restaurant recently voted Best Italian Restaurant in Morgan Hill. A genuine taste of Italy can be found in fare such as polenta topped with melted gorgonzola cheese and wild mushrooms, or fresh mussels and clams steamed in a spicy lemon, garlic and white wine butter sauce. Pizza lovers should head around the corner to his recently-opened pizzeria (Maurizio’s Mangia La Pizza, 17500 Depot St., at E. First St., Morgan Hill 408-7825151 www.mangialapizza.com)

POPPY’S FISH & POULTRY MARKET & BISTRO 30 E. First St., Morgan Hill (408) 778-3200 www.poppysfish.net Proprietor Michael “Poppy” Castelan comes from a long line of commercial fishermen, and heads up to San Francisco three times a week to ensure that his always wild (never farmed) seafood is always fresh. Three nights a week, he also transforms the market into a bistro, offering all manner of seafood eats, and free-range organic, natural poultry and meats from the land, too. We love Poppy’s Throwback Thursdays, when the menu features 1960s favorites (tuna melt anyone?) at ’60s prices!

THE RESERVE 17105 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 782-9469 A popular place for locals to stop in and meet friends for a glass of wine, The Reserve offers a wide range of wine flights and selections by the glass, as well as wine-friendly, light food such as cheeses and desserts.

RAGOOTS 17305 Monterey Rd., Ste. 110, Morgan Hill (408) 201-9200 www.ragoots.com Dubbed “California Comfort Cuisine,” Ragoots features healthy, fresh and flavorful fare with a gourmet twist. The relaxed, bistro-style setting is elegant yet kidfriendly, and features dishes such as gourmet meatloaf, prawn risotto, and house favorite Not Your Mom’s Mac and Cheese.

RICATONI’S DELICATESSEN 17385 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-7422 www.ricatonisdeli.com This charming Italian deli features the archetypal red and white checked tablecloths, and beautiful vistas (one of Morgan Hill, one of the Tuscan countryside) painted by a onetime Hollywood set artist. Dine on classic Italian cuisine such as lasagna, steamed mussels and more, or one of their many signature pastas (we like the lobster ravioli), or take home items from their display cases brimming with deli favorites.

SINALOA’S 17535 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-9740 www.sinaloacafe.com Patrons come for the renowned margaritas, but stay for the food. Think modern Mexican cuisine such as shrimp fajitas with mango salsa, the popular chili rellenos, or specials including beer-battered red snapper tacos.

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OTHER MORGAN HILL & GILROY WINERIES Satori Cellars

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he wines of Santa Clara Valley are often overshadowed by the Santa Cruz mountains wineries. Such should not be the case, particularly in Morgan Hill and Gilroy, where the hot days and cool nights create ideal climates for grape growing. Maybe that’s why about 90 percent of wines in the Santa Clara Valley come from the Morgan Hill and Gilroy areas, respectively. We like Tom Moller’s Satori Cellars, not just for their 2006 Petite Sirah Ha-Ha or the Chardonnay of the Pink Ray, which has a touch of cabernet franc added to give it a unique flavor, but for the consistent Zen-like theme throughout the winery. From the name itself, which is a desired level of enlightenment – as well as an amalgam of the names Sandy, Tom

and Riley – to the rainbow-colored swirl logo (created by the designer of the San Jose Sharks logo), to the lavender-lined labyrinth next to the outdoor tasting room, to the grouplead blessing of the vineyards, it’s a peaceful, Buddha-like wine sanctuary to visit on the weekends.

“My philosophy for making wine is very simple,” Moller says. “Take care of the grapes the best you can. And just keep it simple. Mother Nature is simple. Why mess with that?” Additionally, those who visit Satori Cellars will be amazed at what Moller has done to keep birds from eating his grapes. Criss-crossing a few feet above the vineyard is a wire seven miles long, which is attached to timed spools that spin and pull the wire at random intervals. Attached are bright-colored flags. When the

spools spin the wire, the flags zip and dash throughout the vineyard. When the dazzling chaos is viewed from above, birds are so confused and deterred they generally skip Satori altogether. Check out Satori’s Second Annual Equi “Rocks” Celebration & Wine Tasting on Sept. 26 and 27th, an equinox celebration with live music and wine tasting. You can find Satori wine at Zanottos Markets, Spencer’s Steakhouse (Doubletree Hotel); D’Vine Wine & Jazz; Wine Affairs; Morgan Hill Tobacco Co.; The Reserve; Maurizio’s Mangia La Pizza and through their website, www.satoricellars.com TW

EMILIO GUGLIELMO WINERY, 1480 E. Main Ave., Morgan Hill (408) 779-2145 www.guglielmowinery.com

FORTINO WINERY & EVENT CENTER, 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy (408) 842-3305 www.fortinowinery.com

HECKER PASS WINERY, 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy (408) 842-8755 www.heckerpasswinery.com

JASON-STEPHENS WINERY, 11775 Watsonville Rd., Gilroy (408) 846-VINE

KIRIGIN CELLARS, 11550 Watsonville Rd., Gilroy (408) 847-8827 www.kirigincellars.com MARTIN RANCH WINERY, 6675 Redwood Retreat Rd.,Gilroy (408) 842-9197 www.martinranchwinery.com

MONTE VERDE VINEYARDS, 13775 Sycamore Dr., Morgan Hill (408) 776-8938 www.monteverdevineyards.com

MORGAN HILL CELLARS, 1645 San Pedro Ave., Morgan Hill (408) 779-7389 www.pedrizzetti.com

RAPAZZINI WINERY, 4350 Monterey Rd., Gilroy (408) 842-5649

SARAH’S VINEYARD, 4005 Hecker Pass Rd., Gilroy (408) 847-1947 www.sarahsvineyard.com SOLIS WINERY, 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy (408) 847-6306 www.soliswinery.com

Satori Cellars, 2100 Buena Vista Ave., Gilroy (408) 848-5823 www.satoricellars.com

SYCAMORE CREEK, 12775 Uvas Rd., Morgan Hill (408) 779-4738 www.sycamorecreekvineyards.com

THOMAS KRUSE WINERY, 3200 Dryden Ave., Gilroy (408) 842-7016

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Fashion UsTrendy.com gives designers and consumers a new sense of style. BY HEATHER DRISCOLL

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hen Sam Sisakhti took a trip to Las Vegas nearly two years ago, he never expected it to become the breeding Sam Sisakhti, ground for a new concept founder that would ultimately change the fashion industry as we know it. “One of my friends I was meeting in Vegas had moved to LA to pursue his career as a fashion designer,” Sisakhti says. “When he told me of all the struggles he and others were having trying to make it in the industry, I became inspired to help these talented designers share their work with the world.” In Fall 2008, Sisakhti channeled his vision into the online fashion community UsTrendy, a website that allowed emerging and independent fashion designers to upload their creations and have the public, or quite notably fashionistas, decide what’s hot and what’s not.

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Recently relocating its headquarters to the Silicon Valley, the site has showcased around 7,000 designers already, with more than 300,000 designs uploaded since its debut. On the site, www.ustrendy.com, designers upload their work and users vote on which collections they’d like to see adorn a runway or be produced by UsTrendy. Sisakhti explains that this process allows the people to decide what is hip, trendy and in season, rather than have it be determined by the elite few in the industry. “We are ripping the fashion world’s magical curtain down,” he adds. “Through UsTrendy the public will be less mystified by the fashion world and stand in a more empowered position.” Not only do designers have the opportunity to sell their clothes on the site, but the chance to receive contracts with retailers, be showcased in major fashion events, and even have their own runway show through a series of competitions hosted by UsTrendy. Wrapping up its recent spring competition, the winner scored a $3,000 cash prize, and production, promotion and sale of their clothing line on UsTrendy. Cynthia Wells, an indie fashion 20

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designer from New Jersey, won second place in this competition and came first in several others. “Since winning, I’ve been contacted by several companies that want me to design for them,” she says. “I’ve also been asked to participate in some major fashion weeks throughout the United States and other countries. It’s definitely pushed my career to new levels.” On the other end, consumers get to interact with their favorite designers, buy clothes, vote and earn trendy points. The more votes, the more points, the more prizes. UsTrendy rewards it dedicated voters by giving away free clothes, plus trips and tickets to exclusive fashion events. This fashion phenomenon has attracted folks near and far, from international lands to the immediate confines of the Bay Area – a fast-growing melting pot for indie fashion. “I’ve just been blown away by the culture and the fashion here,” Sisakhti says. “I feel the Bay Area is more willing to take risks, it’s an amazing match for us.” He hopes to tap into the Bay Area fashion scene by creating competitions that specifically cater to Bay Area fashion designers, providing local designers with promotion on a global level and in major fashion weeks, beginning involvement with guilds that connect designers and boutiques, and helping fashion design students break into the business. These opportunities, Sisakhti says, coupled with a viable outlet to reach consumers, will provide local designers the environment necessary to further foster their craft. Whether it’s giving a struggling designer their first runway show, or giving a fashionista a slice of ownership in this top-down industry, there is one thing that is for certain: Change has come. To the fashion world, at least. TW


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Alta 1342 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 288-5940; 701 Laurel St., San Carlos (650) 596-9599; 779 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park (650) 326-7390; 130 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-0069 Alta has been carrying original contemporary clothing and accessories for the past 25 years. Visit any of their four locations and experience the excitement.

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1231 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara (408) 261-2050 www.ibiboutique.com IBI Boutique is the modern woman’s dream closet! With a large selection of women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, jewelry and handbags. Located right in Franklin Square across from the Santa Clara Post Office.

Dutchess Intimates Boutique

Signature Lifestyle 519 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 370-3433 www.myspace.com/signaturelifestyle Juniors and womens casual and dressy style clothing, with an array of accessories to complete any outfit from head to toe. We are located in the Lloyd Square shopping center betweeb the Pruneyard and Downtown Campbell. Come in and get your Signature Style!!

346 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 866-8006 www.dutchessboutique.com Dutchess is a new boutique specializing in beautiful intimate apparel. We offer lingerie, hosiery, corsets, bras and more, all at reasonable prices. We carry Betsey Johnson, Felina, and Save the Ta-Ta’s apparel. Complimentary gift wrap available. Private party hosting available.

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AN HERBAL TREAT

Among the many treatments on the Sense spa’s extensive menu, one of the most popular is their Herbal Harmony, a harmonizing 90-minute treatment that’s based on the century-old tradition of Sebastian Kneipp, a naturopathic and hydrotherapy pioneer. The treatment includes: A body scrub (using your choice of balancing, relaxing or revitalizing ingredients); a Vichy shower treatment; a body wrap; and a full body massage. Here’s a breakdown of how your Sense experience may unfold if you book in for an afternoon of Herbal Harmony, as we did:  Upon arrival in the luxurious and Zen-like lobby of the spa, you are greeted by a friendly and equally Zen-like attendant, who will give you a short form to fill out and present you with a cup of organic peppermint tea and a warm Oshbori towel scented with California Woods.  Your guide will then take you through to the dressing room, where you’ll change from your street clothes into the spa attire of a plush robe and comfy plastic slippers.

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and his kitchen, while the adjoining bar was quick to become the local Thursday to Saturday night hotspot. Another element garnering attention is the luxurious Sense spa housed in the resort.

The new Rosewood resort in Menlo Park houses a world-class spa.

According to spa manager Melissa McMahon, the Menlo Park location (which was built on land owned by Stanford University) was crying out for a high end day spa. “We convinced Stanford that there really was a need for a luxury spa in this area. Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto – it’s very affluent. Yet in the Silicon Valley, really the only places to go were Half Moon Bay or Pebble Beach.” The aim, says McMahon, was to “create something, an oasis, not only for our local guests, but for our hotel guests.”

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and Hill Road: The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of this lauded street in Menlo Park is usually the preponderance of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capitalist firms, without whom we may not have Yahoo!, Google or Facebook. But since the April 2009 arrival of the Rosewood Sand Hill resort, the stretch of road has been getting attention for a different reason. The sprawling resort, housing 123 guest rooms and covering 16 acres of land with stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, was built to look established. So people would be forgiven for thinking it had been there for years and somehow escaped their attention, if not for the considerable buzz it has generated since opening just six months ago. The resort’s Madera restaurant has garnered buzz amongst Bay Area gourmands for the exceptional local California cuisine being produced by executive chef Peter Rudolph

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The striking spa is indeed an elegant oasis, one that would be at home in any of Rosewood’s international resorts, which are found as far afield as New York City, Antigua and Saudi Arabia. But as with each of the signature spas, the Sand Hill Sense has a unique local focus, as Kelley Patrick-Filbin, spa director at Rosewood’s CordeValle property in San Martin, explains. “It falls in line with the whole Rosewood concept that all of their resorts and hotels have a sense of place. So each property, each location, will be very unique, depending on its surroundings, using products that are indigenous to the area, and just really integrating to the local climate.” Here, the local factor is most apparent with the spa’s signature scent, a blend dubbed California Woods

 Depending on how early before your scheduled treatment you arrive, you should have time to take advantage of the spa’s full amenities, including a stint in the hot tub, steam room or sauna.  Visitors can also relax in the women’s, men’s or co-ed lounges prior to their appointment; the luxe rooms are outfitted with comfortable chairs, plenty of reading material (magazines and books), flavored waters and snacks such as fresh fruit, nuts and fresh from the oven cookies.  Your therapist will greet you and take you to the Vichy shower suite, where your Herbal Harmony treatment will begin.  The therapist offers a choice harmonizing herbal ingredients (choose from relaxing lavender, balancing rosehip or calming chamomile), which he/she then custom blends into the salt body scrub and body wrap used in the treatments. The herb-infused salt scrub is gently rubbed into the entire body, and then the Vichy shower is waved gently across the treatment table several times – the warm water literally washing your cares (and the scrub granules) away. Next is a body wrap, with a cornmeal and oatmeal base also blended with dried herbs. A steam towl is placed over the body to keep you warm.While you’re in the body wrap, the therapist performs some gentle and relaxing crano-facial massage.  Again, you are cleansed with the soothing waters of the Vichy shower.  The treatment then ends with a full-body massage.

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and we actually have diffusers of the oils all throughout, so as you walk through the spa you’ll experience the same scent,” says McMahon. While launching an opulent spa in the current economic climate may seem risky, clearly McMahon was right about the demand, as she says response has been more positive than they could have ever predicted. “We started off a little slow, not everyone really knew that we were here, and people sort of trickled in. But now it’s exploded,” says McMahon. “There’s a lot of referrals and a lot of repeat business, which is exactly what you want,” adds Patrick-Filbin. “We really thought, upon opening, that we were a hotel for that business Monday through Friday,” McMahon 24

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explains. “But we actually have found that the majority of our guests are locals, so I would say it’s probably about a 70/30 split, which has been great for us. We’re running specials Monday through Wednesday to really capture that local market, and also to let people know that we’re here.” “And we’ve come to find out that people are actually just coming here for the weekend. They may have a house in Atherton, but they just want to get away – they want to order room service, go to the spa, use the pool,” McMahon continues. “The response really has been amazing.” TW Sense Spa, Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park (650) 561-1500 www.rosewoodsandhill.com/spa


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BAY AREA HEALTH SPA 2055 Grant Rd., Ste. 100, Los Altos (650) 390-9727; 6930 Almaden Expwy., San Jose (408) 997-9727

It’s all about nurturing and detoxifying at the Bay Area Health Spa, a beauty, health and wellness spa where treatments include a wide range of body wraps (including the inch-reducing Body Wrap™ system, which can slim the body by up to six to 20 inches in one hour), colon hydrotherapy, ionic foot cleansing, infrared sauna sessions and more.

HARMONIE EUROPEAN DAY SPA 14501 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-4997 www.harmoniespa.com

Harmonie has become the spa of choice for discerning Silicon Valley spa-goers who seek high quality services and products in an elegant and tranquil atmosphere. Services include such spa essentials as massage, deep cleansing facials, advanced skin treatments, microdermabrasion and other specialized treatments. But Harmonie is also renowned for its spa packages.

THE SPA ~ LOS GATOS 100 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-5901 www.thespalosgatos.com

Renowned for its extensive menu of soothing, therapeutic massages, this luxurious spa, which won Best Therapeutic Massage in The Wave’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, also prides itself on exceptional service and providing each guest with truly refreshing spa experience. The 8,000-squarefoot facility boasts 15 spacious treatment rooms offering a broad array of facial, massage and body services, in addition to state-of-the-art medi-spa services. The spa also houses a full-service hair salon and a boutique offering an array of wellness, skincare and lifestyle products.

DENTISTRY

DR. JUSTINA AZCUETA, DDS 2020 Forest Ave., Ste. 3, San Jose (408) 287-9019

Dr. Azcueta specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry. Services include veneers, crowns, bonding, whitening, tooth-colored fillings and more.

DR. MICHAEL BOUZID, DDS 10430 S. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 120, Cupertino (408) 253-0153 www.drbouzid.com

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Comfort is the main priority at Dr. Bouzid’s office. He specializes in sedation dentistry – in which years of dental treatments can be performed quickly and with little to no discomfort -- cosmetic dentistry, gum disease, dental implants, smile design and more.

DR. PEDRAM MALEK 100 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 74A Mountain View (650) 961-5975 www.malekdental.com

A state of the art cosmetic dental office that focuses on high quality patient care while being eco-friendly. They use steam-based instruments and non-toxic materials to ensure each dental experience is a pleasant and safe treatment for your teeth and the environment.

SIGNATURE DENTAL 2505 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 377-8910 www.signaturedentalcampbell.com

The dental practice of Dr. Peter A. Moosman offers a range of services to help patients “sensationalize” their smiles. A staff of experienced professionals, the use of quality equipment and a personal approach assures visitors they will receive the quality dental care they deserve.

WEST PARK DENTAL 1315 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose (408) 866-1819 www.westparkdentalcare.com

Providing general and family dentistry services, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants, gum surgery and more. Specialties include root canals, veneers, crowns and bridges, and surgical wisdom tooth extraction.

FITNESS & WEIGHT LOSS

SUPER SLOW ZONE 5988 Silver Creek Valley Rd., Ste. 55, San Jose (408) 578-9663 www.sszsilvercreek.com

SuperSlow is a specially designed complete exercise routine that uses a high-intensity, lowforce strengthening method that is beneficial for rehabilitation, bodybuilding, weight loss and general exercise. The brief but highly efficient workouts are perfect for those with busy Silicon Valley work schedules, as total body fitness is achieved through only 20 minutes, twice a week.

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INTERNAL SPA REJUVENATION CENTER 2055 Grant Rd., Ste. 100, Los Altos (650) 390-9727 www.bayareahealthspa.com

Provides a comfortable environment to detoxify and reduce stress safely through colonic hydrotherapy. As certified hydrotherapists, the center offers increased vitamin and mineral absorption, a strengthened immune system and increased energy, reversing fatigue, constipation, skin problems, depression and mood swings.

FERGUSON DENTAL CARE

FIVE BRANCHES INSTITUTE

1198 Meridian Ave., Ste. A, San Jose (408) 266-4242 www.robertfergusondds.com

200 Seventh Ave., Santa Cruz (831) 476-9424; 3031 Tisch Way, Ste. 5PW, San Jose (408) 260-0208 www.fivebranches.edu

Dr. Ferguson and his team have provided quality family dental care for 16 years. Services include crowns in one visit, periodontal laser therapy, Invisalign braces, bridges, dentures, implants, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and more.

LOS GATOS FAMILY DENTISTRY 14543 S. Bascom Ave., Los Gatos (408) 358-5115www.losgatosfamilydentistry.com

This family-oriented dental practice offers high quality dental care and the latest in dental technology in a comfortable and caring environment. Their office is equipped with state-ofthe-art equipment and digital x-ray technology, plus a staff of experienced and skilled professionals who use the latest dental techniques to provide patients with optimal oral health care.

Providing safe and effective medical care for 80 percent of all healthcare issues, including colds and flu, diabetes, fertility, digestion, stress, pediatrics, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology and more. Services include acupuncture, herbal treatments, energetics, diet, massage and more.

MASSAGE ENVY 1040 Grant Rd., Ste. 110, Mountain View (650) 961-3689; 20640 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 255-3689 www.massageenvy.com

Specializing in massage therapy for stress relief, relaxation, posture and circulation improvements, headache relief and more. Styles include trigger point therapy, Swedish, deep tissue, sports, reflexology, cranial sacral and hot stone.

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PLACE OF BLISS (408) 314-2139 sufani.webs.com

Part wellness sanctuary, part place of learning, this aptly named place of bliss offers services in massage (including Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy and hot stone) and healing therapies including Reiki and Deep Release Point (DRP) therapy, as well as herbal remedies and spa treatments such as a relaxing lavender body exfoliation. Classes are also offered in some of the aforementioned healing therapies - including Reiki and DRP therapy.

SAN FRANCISCO HERB & NATURAL FOOD COMPANY (510) 770-1215 www.herbspicetea.com

This business boasts one of the largest selections of bulk herbs, teas and spices available in the US today, with more than 1,000 medicinal botanicals, culinary herbs and spices, essential oils, fragrance oils, botanical tinctures and extracts, encapsulated herbs and custom blends, bulk tea bags and a wide variety of other packaged products. Many of the products are grown on a certified organic farm, and gift baskets can be made to order.

SAN VITUM 1373 Alderbrook Ln., San Jose (408) 718-3953 www.sanvitum.com

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Certified health and nutrition counselor Sara Stern offers health counseling services that take a unique and exciting approach to food and nutrition. While most dieticians dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, Stern works with clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible and fun.

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17400 Monterey St., Ste. 1-D, Morgan Hill (408) 603-8583 www.thisorganiklife.com

This new store in Morgan Hill is a green business dedicated to nourishing families inside and out. The sustainable store offers a selection of high-quality, affordable organic cosmetics, skin care lines, and natural living products (such as herbs, oils and teas), as well as natural supplements for men, women and children.

ULTIMATE BODY POTENTIAL 15732 Los Gatos Blvd., Ste. 446, Los Gatos (408) 379-0500 www.ultimatebodypotential.com

This total fitness center located in Los Gatos is on a mission to get Bay Area physically and mentally fit. They offer a wide range of classes and services that will help improve one’s health, wellness, weight, metabolism, nutrition, relationships and will even provide a free coaching consultation with a team of professionals.

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ACTIVE MIND & BODY VITALITY CENTER 16060 Monterey Rd., Ste. 130 Morgan Hill (408)778-5090 www.activembv.com

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Emerge offers a comprehensive menu of nonsurgical skin and body rejuvenating treatments, including Velashape cellulite treatment, laser skin rejuvenation, Botox, body contouring, Sapphire skincare, physician-designed facials and medical grade peels, as well as many other cutting-edge treatments. The spa also offers a wide array of therapeutic massage and body work, so clients can “emerge” relaxed and beautiful with improved well-being and vitality.

ETERNAL BEAUTY MEDICAL CLINIC 248 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos (408) 354-3587 www.eternalbeautymedicalclinic.com

Born out of Dr. Forouzan Vaghar’s vision for a clinic that offered medical aesthetic services in a spalike setting, Eternal Beauty allows clients to enjoy the tranquil feel of a spa while experiencing treatments from an expert physician. In addition to the most advanced laser technology, this cutting-edge clinic also offers Botox and Restalyne treatments, plus IPL (Intense Pulse Light) facials, medical-grade microdermabrasion, enzyme facials and much more.

SPA JOLI AT UNIVERSITY MISSION MEDICAL CLINIC 744 San Antonio Rd., Ste. 16, Palo Alto (650) 843-0600

ONLINE Specializing in Vaser body sculpting with no general anesthesia needed. Services include permanent hair removal, fillers and Botox, medically supervised weight loss, facials, waxing and more.

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KIMBERLY COCKERHAM, MD 762 Altos Oaks Dr., Ste. 2, Los Altos (650) 559-9150 www.envisagebayarea.com

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Since 1983, Dr. Cockerham has provided exceptional medical care to patients seeking aesthetic services or reconstructive surgery in a relaxing, spa-like setting. Dr. Cockerham offers an array of services, including face and eyelid treatments, laser hair removal, Botox, skin peels, massages, anti-aging treatments and so much more.

DR. HOANG DO, MD 555 Knowles Dr., Ste. 210, Los Gatos (408) 866-9991

Dr. Do specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery for face, breast and body, with free consultations provided. Other services include Botox, Obagi, Restylane, Radiesse and Juvéderm.

JANE AESTHETIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY ONLINE 895 E. Fremont Ave., Ste. 201, Sunnyvale (408) 737-9100 www.janeaesthetics.com

Dr. Jane Chung specializes in liposuction surgery as well as treatments in Botox, Restylane, Obagi, Radiesse, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and Active FX. Free consultations offered.

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CHAR’S HAIR DESIGN+ 413-A Monterey Ave., Los Gatos (408) 398-4892 www.charshairdesign.com

An experienced stylist with 15 years in the industry under her belt, Char specializes in hair designs for

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both men and women, and is trained in advanced color and color correction techniques. With Char, clients can be sure not only of a stylish cut, but consistency from visit to visit. As for the plus, Char also offers services such as waxing, manicures and pedicures.

EDGE SALON 250 University Ave., Ste. 103, Palo Alto (650) 462-1000 www.edgehairsalon.com

Since opening in 2005, this edgy salon has won fans for its talented stylists, who are up with the latest hair styling and cutting techniques to stay on the cutting edge of hair care and creativity. The salon is also popular for its impressive selection of magazines to peruse while they do your do, and offers high speed Wi-Fi access.

POSH SALON 350 W. Julian St., Ste. 4, San Jose (408) 280-1306 alexatrevino.lattiss.com

Posh is the place to go for reliable coloring and stylish cuts, all delivered in a charmin Victorian bungalow. Ask about great deals for new customers, including a complementary haircut with color service from Alexa Trevino.

SALON RAIN 2202 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 265-4247 www.salonrain.com

Clients head to this salon not just for it’s glamorous, recently-revamped decor, but for the exceptional talents of stylist and owner Edvin Babakhan and his team. Boasting stylists with training from some of the best names in the business (Toni and Guy, Vidal Sassoon International and Goldwell), Salon Rain not only offers clients the latest in hair trends and techniques, but does so in an unintimidating environment, using a personal approach that has gained them many loyal fans.

SCANDALOUS SALON 1324 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 674-4114 www.scandaloussalon.com

Stylist and color/correction specialist Richie Rocket has taken up home at Willow Glen’s Scandalous Salon. He offers clients the best in hair coloring and cutting, and brings over 30 years of expertise to the acclaimed salon.

VOILA HAIR DESIGN 221 State St., Los Altos (650) 941-9515

Get a radiant new hairdo with creative cuts, highlights and styling from the Voila Hair Design team. With a fine team of professional stylists who are keen on detail and eager to create a perfect blend between your preferences and their expertise, you’re bound to have a positive and personable experience.

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PENINSULA BEAUTY SUPPLY 1316 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame (650) 342-1454 www.peninsulabeauty.com

This convenient beauty store sells everything from hair products to nail polish by some of the top name brands. Their Burlingame location also has hair salons services and estheticians, making it a one-stop beauty destination.

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MAGIC TAN 5450 Thornwood Dr., Ste. D, San Jose (408) 225-5688 www.magictaninc.com

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exhibitors to showcase eco-friendly products and services: Noon-8pm 13. LIVE GALLERY OIL PAINTING PERFORMANCES, WINE POUR & ART SALE

WEDNESDAY 1. SOULS4SOLES Cielo, 355 Santana Row, San Jose www.soles4souls.org

Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 11 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 395-3440 riki-arts.com/ special-art-saturday.html

September 9: Local artists are using their super creative powers to turn plain boring canvas shoes into eye-popping art, and it’s all for a good cause. Shoes will be auctioned off to help raise needed funds for Souls4Soles , which delivers shoes to the needy, so donate and bid!: 6-8pm

Saturdays thru September: Enjoy live oil painting demonstrations every Saturday with artist Riki R. Nelson who specializes in seascapes, landscapes, portraits and florals. And while she’s painting you can sip on fine wine, and purchase some of Riki’s creations! 11am-8pm

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San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 2942787 www.sjmusart.org

September 9-January 5: Don’t miss this amazing exhibition from one of the most talented landscape photographers of all time. The show features small scale prints from the 1920s to the 1950s. DON’T MISS

On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave. in Mountain View (650) 968-8378 www.miramarevents.com

3. WORLD HOOP DAY Civic Center Plaza Park, adjacent to City Hall, San Francisco www.worldhoopday.org

September 9: It’s all about the hoop and hoopin’ as September 9 is Hoop Day around the world, so come on out and get your hoop on!: 1-9pm

15. PUNK PASSAGE: SAN FRANCISCO FIRST WAVE PUNK 1977-1981

4. CAMPBELL HISTORICAL MUSEUM ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR

SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, Jewett Gallery – Lower Level, San Francisco

September 12-December 6: Attention, punk rockers: If you were in the San Francisco punk scene in the late 70s and early 80s you could very well find yourself hanging in the San Francisco Library. San Francisco-based photographer Ruby Ray invites you to view Punk Passage: San Francisco First Wave Punk, featuring 45 black and white portraits and live music shots from the 70s and 80s from San Francisco.

Campbell Historical Museum, 51 N. Central Ave., Campbell www.campbellmuseumfoundation.org

September 9: If you weren’t able to get tickets to the Antique Road Show, which just passed through, you’re in luck. Get over to the Campbell Historical Museum and have your treasures appraised by experts from Bonhams & Butterflies. Funds raised benefit the museum and its programs: 10am-3pm 5. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE!

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The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Ave., San Jose (408) 404-7711

Thru October 4: A fun musical for the whole family based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught us history, math, science and politics.

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6. SAN JOSE TAIKO: RHYTHM SPIRIT 2009 Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 866-2700 www.taiko.org

September 11-12: San Jose Taiko presents its annual RHYTHM SPIRIT concert series in three heartpounding performances. Experience the power and grace of the Japanese drum at the Campbell Heritage Theatre. 7. COMEDY SPORTZ Smith Center-Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont (510) 659-6031 www.smithcenterpresents.com

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September 12-13: It’s two full days of family fun, with live music from The Joe Sharino Band, The California Cowboys, and many more, along with health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, hands-on activities for the kids, food, and more than 650 artists!

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September 11-12: Get over to Santana Row for two days of fall fashion, highlighting some of the hottest and hippest wear of the season for men, women and children. Funds raised benefit Breathe California, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Junior League of San Jose and San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. 9. EDDIE GRIFFIN Improv Comedy Club, 62 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 280-7475

September 11-12: Join ultra funny man Eddie Griffin for two evenings of laugh out loud hilarity! 10. AUTUMN OPERA IN THE GARDENS Hakone Gardens, 2100 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-4977

September 11: Watch stunning performances by singers from Opera San Jose and San Francisco Opera,

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along with a wine tasting and buffet reception. 11. NE-YO San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose www.ticketmaster.com

September 11: Things you need to know about Ne-Yo: Real name, Shaffer Chimere Smith; born, Oct. 18, 1979; has five Top 10 songs and will be performing in San Jose on September 11 at 8pm with Day26.

16. 11TH ANNUAL POWER TO THE PEACEFUL FESTIVAL Speedway Meadow – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco & War Memorial Building, Herbst Theater & Green Ballroom www.powertothepeaceful.org

September 12-13: Two days of music from Michael Franti &

17. WEST COAST SONGWRITERS MUSIC CONFERENCE Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos (650) 654-3966 www.westcoastsongwriters.org

September 12-13: If you’re into the music scene this could be your big break. Sixty music industry guests will screen songs, listen to developing artists and bands, teach seminars on vocalizing, recording, publishing, marketing and performing: 10am5:30pm 18. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152, Hollister www.norcalrenfaire.org

September 12-October 18: Load up the family and head to Casa de Fruta for some family Renaissance fun, with 150 craft booths, hearty ale and food, hundreds of costumed performers, food, games and knights battling to the death: 10am-6pm 19. MANON California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose (408) 437-4450 www.operasj.org

September 12-27: What we have here is your standard opera – family sends daughter to convent because she is too pretty – meets boy in route – falls in love – runs off – and… 20. DESERT DANCE FESTIVAL S.E.S. Hall, 1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara (510) 667-9333 www.desertdancefestival.com

September 12-13: A two-day dance festival highlighting the Middle Eastern dance community, with workshops, fashion shows and, of course, beautiful dance performances.

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21. NINTH ANNUAL ANTIQUE AUTOS History Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose (408) 2872290 www.scvmtfc.org

September 13: A day dedicated to the wonderful auto! Watch antique gas engines at work, take a trolley ride, check out vintage cars, bicycles and tractors, listen to live music from JP & The Rhythm Chasers and munch on great food: Noon-5pm 22. 37TH BANJO JUBILEE San Jose Holiday Inn, 1740 N. First St., San Jose www. peninsulabanjoband.org/#jubilee

September 13: We are enormous fans of the banjo and anyone who plays the banjo, that’s while you find us front row and center at this year’s Banjo Jubilee, enjoying fantastic banjo music performed by musicians from around the world!: Noon-5pm 23. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS VS. ARIZONA CARDINALS Candlestick Park, Giant Dr. & Gilman Ave., San Francisco www.49ers.com

September 13: Come one and all and support your 49ers at their season opener. Let’s go, NINERS! LET’S GO!: 1:15pm 24. KORKS FOR KIDS Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyard, 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside (408) 874-1912 www.healthykidsfund.org

September 13: Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy wonderful wines from Poetic Cellars, Kathryn Kennedy, Far Niente, King’s Mountain, Loma Prieta, Rombauer, Generosa and Thomas Fogarty Winery and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Le Papillon. Funds raised benefit Healthy Kids a program that provides uninsured children from low-income families in Santa Clara County with access to health care services. 25. PENG PENG Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St., San Jose www.steinwaythebayarea.com

September 13: Join this brilliant 16year old pianist for a mind blowing evening of music as he performs works from Bernstein, Ravel, Chopin and Prokofiev: 3pm 26. SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION & SPORTS BASEMENT CYCLE SWAP

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September 13: Join SVBC at the Sunnyvale Sports Basement for their cycle swap meet where you can either show up and buy some goodies, or reserve a booth and sell some: 11am-3pm

12. SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF SARATOGA ART AND WINE FESTIVAL Saratoga Village’s Main St., Big Basin Way www.saratogachamber.org

September 12: You’ll surely enjoy visiting the Annual Taste of Saratoga, where you’ll have the pleasure of sampling local Santa Cruz Mountain’s fine wines, gourmet foods from local restaurants, three stages of live music and entertainment, and a Green Zone that offers a dedicated area for

Spearhead, Rebel Rockers, Sly & Robbie, Cherine Anderson and many more, along with, DJs, artists, kid zone, yoga and engaging speakers all focusing on what else, PEACE!

27. WEDDING FAIR & BRIDAL FASHION SHOW Ainsley House, 300 Grant Ave., Campbell www. campbellmuseumfoundation.org

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I.F.E.S. Hall, 432 Stierlin Rd., Mountain View (408) 712-4464

September 19: All-you-can-eat sit down Hawaiian dinner prepared by members of one of Northern California’s oldest Hawaiian clubs, along with traditional entertainment by Hula Halau O’Nalua,raffles and vendors selling Hawaiian gifts. Reservations recommended: 6-9pm

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WEDNESDAY 44. THE WIZARD OF OZ 70TH ANNIVERSARY Check your local movie theater www.ncm.com/Fathom/

September 23: In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, you’re invited to attend special screening of the restored film along with interviews from Munchkins and a behind the scenes look on how the film was made, including special effects and costumes.

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St., San Jose www.sjsharks.com

catering, limousines, reception sites, fashion shows, and so much more: 11am-3pm

September 18: Even though it’s preseason, let’s all come out and welcome back our beloved Sharks: 7:30pm

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33. 30TH ANNUAL HOLY FAMILY FESTIVAL Holy Family Church, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose (408) 265-4040 www.holyfamilysanjose.org

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September 18-20: Enjoy carnival rides, games, international food, beer, wine, silent auction, bingo, raffles, kids activities and live music from the Off the Record and Sage Band.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose www.broadwaysanjose.com

September 15-20: Broadway San Jose makes its’ highly anticipated debut with this Tony award-winning Best Musical. The hilarious musical comedy’s surprise: flying cows!

34. BERKELEY JUGGLING AND UNICYCLE FESTIVAL & VARIETY SHOW Martin Luther King Jr School 1781 Rose St., Berkeley berkeleyjuggling.org/festival

29. THE PILLOW MAN San Jose Stage Theatre, 490 First St., San Jose (408) 283-7142

September 18-20: Join The Berkeley Juggling Cooperative for a free festival, where all levels are invited to take part in juggling, unicycle riding and other circus arts workshops.

September 15-October 18: A dark and twisted play performed by the San Jose Stage Company filled with murder, mystery and politicallyinspiring text.

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Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2000 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey www.montereyjazzfestival.org

30. PINK HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose www.hppsj.com

September 17: We think Pink described it best when she said “I’m comin’ up, so you better get this party started.” See you at the show!

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City Lights Theatre, 529 S. Second St., San Jose

September 17-October 18: An examination of the Bible’s most controversial and intriguing figure brings provocative humor, movement and depth to the stage.

9/18 FRIDAY

32. SHARKS vs. VANCOUVER (PRESEASON) Shark Tank, 525 W. Santa Clara

36. SANTA CLARA ART & WINE FESTIVAL Santa Clara Central Park, 900 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 615-3140 www.santaclaraartandwine.com

September 19-20: Festival features 175 booths from local artists, international foods, fine wines, microbrewed beer, live entertainment on three stages and the ever-popular Kids’ Kingdom. 37. BABY LOVES DISCO Avalon Nightclub, 777 Lawrence Expwy., Santa Clara www.babylovesdisco.com

September 19: It’s a disco party just for the little ones, featuring face

September 19-20: The Sequoi Gem & Mineral Society will be displaying and selling tons, and we do mean tons, of beautiful stones and jewelry, along with a rock auction, wire wrap demonstrations – the kids can even learn how to polish a stone!: 10am-5pm 40. HALF MOON BAY BREW FEST Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay (650) 726-5067

September 19: Mmmmmm, beeeerrrrr. No one loves beer more than the staff at The Wave Magazine. That’s why you’ll find ALL of us at this year’s Half Moon Bay Brew Fest, guzzling fine brews from more than 15 micro brewers!: Noon-4pm 41. CUPERTINO FALL FEST 2009 Cupertino Civic Center Library Field, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino (408) 517-9094 www. cupertinofallfest.com

September 19-20: Two full days of family fun with live entertainment, activities for the kids, food, food drive and lovely arts & crafts for sale: 10am-5pm

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THURSDAY 45. THE 45TH ANNUAL BIG BOOK Festival Pavilion – Fort Mason, Laguna St. & Marina Blvd., San Francisco www.friendssfpl.org

September 24-27: Attention, book worms, you won’t want to miss this book sale extravaganza, featuring more than 50,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, cassette tapes and vinyl records: Proceeds raised benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

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46. SAND MANDALA CREATION San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 2716880 www.sjmusart.org

September 25-27: Buddhist monks from the Tibetan Children’s Education Fund will construct a traditional Tibetan sand mandala in the atrium, beginning with a blessing ceremony and ending with the destruction of the painting and distribution of the colored sand. How can anyone pass up FREE sand!?

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42. SAN JOSE MARIACHI AND MEXICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Venues throughout San Jose sanjosemariachifestival.com

September 20-27: A five-day celebration of music, food, exhibits, education and loads of mariachi music from Santana, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, Aida Cuevas, Mariachi Cobre and many more. 43. 33RD ALMADEN VALLEY ART & WINE FESTIVAL Almaden Park, Almaden Expwy. & Coleman Rd., San Jose www.almadenwine.com

September 20: The festival features more than 100 artists and craftsmen, along with food booths, beer and wine from breweries and wineries, dance groups and great live entertainment.

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September 26: Spend the whole day with the family enjoying live music, arts & crafts, homemade jams, pies, plant sale, rummage sale and much more. Proceeds from this event support work of the Friends Committee on Legislation in California: 9am-4pm 48. ANNUAL REDWOOD CITY SALSA FESTIVAL Downtown Redwood City, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City

September 26: You’re all invited to Redwood City’s annual salsa festiva,l featuring live music, activities for the kids, food and of course the SALSA!: Noon-8pm

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September 26: The garage sale of garage sales, as the citizens of Cupertino fill their garages and yards full of everything, and we mean everything, you want! Maps are available at the Cupertino Library, City Hall, the Cupertino Senior Center and the Quinlan Community Center: 9am-4pm

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50. 14TH ANNUAL GREAT GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto www.greatglasspumpkinpatch.com

September 29-30: Don’t feel like carving a pumpkin this year? No problem, stroll through isles upon isles of beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand made glass pumpkins, and yes, they are for sale. TW

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added, then the belly is cooked in the oven for about three hours at a low temperature, similar to the way duck confit is prepared. Then the belly is cooled in the cooking liquids to absorb the flavors, and is fried before serving to make the skin crispy. While pork loin, a leaner cut, tends to be more popular with health-conscious (read: fat phobic) diners, the pork belly dish has proved “very popular,” according to Nguyen-Phuoc. But he always likes to make sure diners know what to expect. “I have trained the servers to let the customer know that it is very fatty, but it’s very tasty, because, like a stew, it’s cooked for a few hours in the broth, so it’s very tender. So people know ahead of time.” While it may be tempting to dub its rise a “trend,” pork belly is really a very classic dish, in everything from Chinese (twice-cooked pork) to French cuisine. “It’s a very old-fashioned French dish,” says Nguyen-Phuoc. Chef Josiah Slone, who favors French-style cuisine at his Saratoga restaurant Sent Sovi, says he has been cooking pork belly “since the beginning,” and over the years has developed various cooking methods to bring out the best in this particular cut of meat.

“Hangtown Fry” pork belly dish by Josiah Slone at Sent Sovi, Saratoga

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verybody loves bacon. Even many vegetarians will admit to enjoying the delicious aroma of bacon as it cooks. But let’s face it – in society today, we’ve become a little fat phobic. So it’s incredibly refreshing and not a little surprising to see a delectably fatty ingredient being increasingly seen on menus all across town: Pork belly. The fat-laden tummy of the tasty pig is where bacon comes from – and it’s also an ingredient chefs seem to love– which is no doubt why it’s appearing on many Silicon Valley menus. From bite-sized pork belly appetizers to enviable entrée portions, the use of pork belly is undeniably on the rise. At Santana Row’s latest dining hotspot LB Steak, executive chef Chris Joslyn has a sophisticated pork belly dish on the appetizer menu – braised with Dijon mustard and served with a smoked tomato jus and a watercress salad. “I just wanted

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something decadent and tasty on the appetizers,” he says. “The pig is my favorite animal.” Of course, cooking pork belly is not as simple as throwing a few strips of bacon into a frying pan. These chefs prepare their pork belly with reverence, and cook it long and slow to create a delectable dish with layers of crispy skin and the succulent, tender pork meat. And while pork belly is an undeniably fatty piece of meat, when prepared well and served with the right accompaniments, it makes for a well-balanced dish. Joslyn scores the skin side of the belly, both for aesthetic reasons and to help render out some of the fat, then browns it in a pan with a multitude of flavorful ingredients, including carrot, onion, celery and fennel, plus fennel seed, cumin seed, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and a dash of ketchup. “It gives it that barbecue kind of flavor,” Joslyn notes of the ketchup. Then he adds chicken and

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veal stock to give the sauce body, and some raw tomato to lighten it up, and then the pork belly is cooked in the oven for a couple of hours, then cooled down in the flavorful sauce. The dish is then served warm with the jus, some roasted tomatoes, and a watercress and herb salad. “The watercress gives it a little peppery freshness, and all the herbs just give it a herbaceous touch that balances the fattiness of the pork and lightens it up.” “It’s probably number three on the appetizer menu,” says Joslyn of the dish. “Some people are not going to like pork belly because it is fatty, but I think it’s been more accepted. We used to have braised pork belly on the menu at Left Bank, and it wouldn’t sell. But here, five years later, it’s selling. I think people are less scared of it.” Chef Albert Nguyen-Phuoc often has a pork belly entrée on his menu at Mosaic in Downtown San Jose’s Hotel Montgomery. Lately, he serves it on a bed of lentils scattered with the fruity and salty combination of apricots, fennel, bacon and carrots, and tops it with a spicy Napa cabbage kimchi. To prepare, Nguyen-Phuoc rubs the pork belly with flavors such as Bay leaf and crushed garlic, then leaves it to marinate overnight. Then the piece of meat is seared and cooked with vegetables (carrot, celery, onion, fennel) and some white wine, plus beef stock to add color and flavor. A few more flavors are

Currently on his menu is a bacon confit appetizer, which he cooks sous vide at a low temperature for 24 hours. “Now what we do is to vacuum pack it in a bag and poach it for 24 hours at a very specific temperature – 180 degrees – and what happens then is that it gets extremely tender, and it maintains the integrity of its shape,” Slone explains. “So we take big two-pound chunks of the bacon and we cook it for 24 hours, then we chill it and cut it into the shape we want it and brown it in a non-stick pan, and it becomes almost like a pork crackling on the surface.” The dish has proved so popular that Slone is reluctant to take it off his frequently-changing menu. “It’s actually been on our menu for a couple of menu revisions,” says Slone. “We change 80 percent of our menu four to five times a year, at least, so it’s actually made it through several menu revisions without getting dropped, which is kind of amazing because most things get dropped. So it may stay on our menu for a while, because it has been a very popular item for us.” Clearly, the love affair chefs have with pork belly is as contagious as it is tasty. And if chefs have anything to do with it, the pork belly “trend” looks set to continue. “I don’t think it’s ever going to be passé,” says Joslyn. TW WHERE TO DINE ON SWINE LB Steak, 334 Santana Row, Ste 1000, San Jose (408) 244-1180 www.LBsteak.com Mosaic Restaurant, Hotel Montgomery, 211 S. First St., San Jose (408) 282-8800 www.hotelmontgomerysj.com Sent Sovi, 14583 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-3110 www.sentsovi.com


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

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Sports bar meets fine dining at Capers, the perfect place to watch a game without the regretful unhealthy fare. Capers serves up an eclectic and wholesome menu of pastas, salads, sandwiches and steaks. The appetizer menu offers traditional chicken wings in addition to the upscale tastes of carpaccio and tuna sashimi. Head to the full bar for the extensive wine list and assorted martinis.

SIP CAFÉ $ [Coffee, Tea] 1412 Camden Ave., Campbell (408) 371-3747 www.sipcafe.com

SIP Café stands apart from the many bubble tea joints that have sprouted up all over the Bay Area in recent years. Rather, SIP’s calling card is robust, French-pressed coffee and quality tea, alongside the usual choice of pastries to complement. For those in the mood for something cooler, they also offer Froyo (frozen yogurt) embellished with your choice of toppings.

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THE BLUE PHEASANT $$$ [American] 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 255-3300 www.bluepheasantrestaurant.com

Regulars return for the rich entrées like the rack of lamb and the beef Wellington, not to mention the famous crab cakes. The Blue Pheasant offers a warm, quaint atmosphere, and windows display views of the Blackberry Farm Golf Course. Complete the night in the lounge with dancing (DJ music ranges from swing and ballroom to salsa, hip-hop and old-time rock ’n’ roll).

MERLION RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR $$$ [Asian Fusion] 19628 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 777-8228 www.merlion.us

This modern yet cozy restaurant channels sophistication with its transparent wine cellar and iconic Singaporean décor, the Merlion (a lion head with a fish body). The food is a blend of Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian, Indian and Chinese influences. Order family-style and choose an item from every category to entertain your palette. Peruse the extensive wine list to complete your meal, and don’t skip the exotic desserts.

WAHOO’S FISH TACOS $ [California Cuisine] 19626 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino (408) 446-0638; 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 330-1144; 3055 olin Ave., Ste. 1030, Santana Row, San Jose (408) 244-3991 www.wahoos.com

Surf’s up at Wahoo’s, a laid-back, beachlike restaurant reminiscent of north-shore Hawaii. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas and bowls served with rice and beans combine Mexican, Brazilian and Asian flavors. Wahoo is all about the fish taco, but fillings also include Wahoo’s chicken, carne asada, carnitas, mushrooms and banzai veggies (pangrilled red and green peppers, onions, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms and cabbage with teriyaki).

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CRAB LANDING $$$ [American] 260 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay (650) 712-1288 www.crablanding.com

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Landing, with its panoramic views of Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, is the ideal place to dine on a gourmet feast. Crab, lobster, steaks, lamb, poultry, fresh seafood catches, and an oyster and sushi bar – all prepared with the freshest ingredients – provide epicurean delights for all appetites.

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POMPEII RISTORANTE $$ [Italian] 100 State St., Los Altos (650) 949-2400 www.pompeiiristorante.com

With a casual ambience, crisp white tablecloths and an order of tortellini all’ arrabiata, Pompeii Ristorante will have you throwing the Bertolli back in the freezer. Nestled in charming downtown Los Altos, Pompeii Ristorante offers an array of delectable pasta and meat dishes, including gnocchi gorgonzola, lasagna di carne and pollo marsala. Accompanying the dinner menu is an extensive pizza list and lunch menu filled with numerous panini options made with freshly-baked bread.

LOS GATOS

BLUE CHALK CAFÉ $$ [Mexican] 630 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650) 326-1020 www.bluechalk.com

Amenities at the Blue Chalk Café include billiards, shuffleboard, two distinctive bars, signature margaritas, live music, and festive recipes from the famed Left at Albuquerque restaurant. Favorites on the menu include the veggie stampede burrito (fresh sautéed vegetables, spicy black beans, feta cheese and basil dressing rolled in a whole wheat tortilla and drizzled with chipotle aioli) and the simple yet delicious fajita combo.

CALAFIA CAFÉ $$ [California] Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Ste. 130, Palo Alto (650) 322-9200 www.calafiapaloalto.com

Opened on Inauguration Day by Google superstar chef Charlie Ayers, Calafia has been an instant hit with its fast presentation of slow food, all made using fresh, local, natural ingredients. Don’t miss the lamb meatballs or the duck dumplings (and ask for a side of Ayers’ legendary Google hot sauce, if you dare!). Adjoining the café, Calafia’s Market A-Go-Go features an organic salad bar and offers prepared fare for those on the go, including sushi, wraps, salads, sandwiches and drinks.

THE COUNTER BURGER $$ THREE DEGREES $$$ [Modern American, French] 140 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos (408) 884-1054 www.threedegreesrestaurant.com

Three Degrees is a universal delight and is praised for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike. Because they use fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms, the menu changes often. Expect a French twist on Modern American cuisine, and do not miss the champagne Sunday brunch, which features delectable dishes like tortellini in a mascarpone crème sauce. For dinner, rendezvous on the patio for a touch of romance.

WINE CELLAR $$$ [Modern American] 50 University Ave., Los Gatos (408) 354-4808 www.winecellarlosgatos.com

Whether dining inside among intimate custom ironwork and mica lighted booths, or on the outside patio with scenes of the Santa Cruz Mountains, it’s certain you’ll be romanced at The Wine Cellar. The restaurant is well known for its wine and fondue (traditional Swiss gruyere and cheddar and ale), but be sure to leave room for the succulent starters, pastas, entrées and, of course, chocolate fondue.

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SAKOON RESTAURANT $$ [Indian] 357 Castro St., Mountain View (408) 965-2000 www.sakoonrestaurant.com

Embark on a culinary journey with a mouthwatering blend of contemporary and traditional flavors representing multiple regions of India. Executive chef Sachin Chopra whips up tantalizing dishes, including kebabs, scallops, vegetarian naan and macadamia and white chocolate kulfi for dessert.

TIED HOUSE BREWERY $$ [American] 954 Villa St., Mountain View (650) 965-2739 www.tiedhouse.com

The cuisine is just as diverse as the beer menu, making every trip to the Tied House interesting and delicious. Standard, original beers include the Alpine Gold, Cascade Amber, Ironwood Dark and New World Wheat, and close to a dozen seasonal and specialty beers are rotated on the menu. Daily pastas, fresh fish, poultry, and steak, hearty salads, sandwiches and pub-style foods dominate the menu.

[American] 369 California Ave., Palo Alto (650) 3213900; 3055 Olin Ave., Ste. 1035, Santana Row, San Jose (408) 423-9200 www.thecounterburger.com

Do you ever crave a 2/3-lb. turkey burger with horseradish cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers, spicy pepperoncinis, a fried egg, and roasted garlic aioli on an English muffin? At The Counter, not only is there such a thing, but with five easy steps of choosing your meat, cheese, toppings, sauce and bun, anyone can create the ultimate personal burger. They also offer signature prefabricated burgers for those who are simply overwhelmed.

THE FISH MARKET $$ [Seafood] 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 493-8862 www.thefishmarket.com

There’s a dish to satisfy any seafood craving at the Fish Market. Chowders, seafood cocktails, sashimi and sushi, raw shellfish, salads, smoked fish, steamed shellfish, baked shellfish, cioppino and pastas, sandwiches, fish ’n’ chips and mesquite grilled entrées are just some of the categories offered at this seafood paradise. The garlic cheesy bread is a must-have with your meal.

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR $$ [American, Steakhouse] 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (650) 329-8457 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Prime beef reigns supreme at Fleming’s – marbled and aged for up to four weeks, then broiled at an unholy 1,600 degrees to seal in its flavors. Other indulgences include succulent seafood and chicken dishes and decadent desserts. More than 100 wines adorn the extensive list, including boutique wines, and all are available by the glass. A friendly, inviting atmosphere highlights this classic steakhouse experience.

LOUI LOUI $$$ [Steakhouse] 473 University Ave., Palo Alto (650) 326-2900 www.louilouisteak.com

Loui Loui’s menu, for all intents and purposes, looks like your standard steakhouse fare. Just one bite, however, and it’s clear that “standard” should not be mistaken for “common”. Try the braised short ribs with saffron risotto and see for yourself.

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Fahrenheit Ultralounge (650) 321-6798 www.sundancethesteakhouse.com

For more than 30 years, signature steaks and award-winning slow-roasted prime rib has made Sundance the Steakhouse the go-to place for an elegant steak dinner. An array of salads, fresh seafood, shellfish, pasta and poultry also decorate the menu. Linger among the mahogany wood, forest-green booths and antique paraphernalia after dinner, and relax with a vintage martini for the ultimate Sundance experience.

THAIPHOON RESTAURANT $ [Thai] 543 Emerson St., Palo Alto (650) 323-7700 www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com

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Thaiphoon serves traditional and contemporary Thai dishes with an elegant balance of spicy and sweet. Order the red curry pumpkin beef with pad Thai, stir-fried mango, veggie and cashew served with brown jasmine rice, and enjoy your meal on the tropical outdoor patio by the Buddha fountain with an exotic cocktail: We like the lychee martini or the lemongrass mojito.

REDWOOD CITY

FLAMING FRESCO RESTAURANT$$ [Mexican] 823 Hamilton St., Redwood City (650) 780-3550 www.flamingfrescorestaurant.com

With a menu full of original creations, there is no argument here that the Mexican dishes at Flaming Fresco are truly authentic. Owned by a family whose cultural roots reside in Mexico, this fine establishment harbors an array of delectable dishes, such as red snapper in a special sauce, salmon adobado, filet mignon chiltextli and chile relleno de Mariscos.

TAQUERIA AT CHAVEZ SUPERMARKETS $ [Mexican] 775 Arguello St., Redwood City (650) 3678819; 46 5th Ave., Redwood City (650) 701-1801; 3282 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park (650) 365-6510;

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666 N. Fairoaks Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 736-3793; 2327 McKee Rd., San Jose (408) 929-5208 www.chavezsuper.com

With monstrous burritos and your choice of 18 different kinds of meat, Chavez Taquerias sets the bar for traditional Mexican food. Choose between tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, tamales, enchiladas and combination platters. Every dish is made with fresh products from the very same grocery store and is prepared right in front of you, ensuring the highest quality. Try their famous Menudo Mexican soup available on Saturday and Sunday only.

DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

FAHRENHEIT ULTRALOUNGE & RESTAURANT $$ [Modern American, Asian Fusion] 99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose (408) 998-9998 www.fahrenheitultralounge.com

Fahrenheit’s seductive ambience gives way to its equally chic menu of modern global cuisine. Share an assortment of small dishes to taste as much as you can. Try the Mandalay wraps with the green papaya and radicchio salad. And if you must have a plate all to yourself, large plates are available. We recommend any dish with the garlic noodles.

LOFT BAR & BISTRO $$ [Modern American] 90 S. Second St., San Jose (408) 291-0677 www.loftbarandbistro.com

Vibrant interior colors and a long bar, as well as the cozy patio furniture on the second-story patio, make this very metropolitan Loft an inviting place for dinner, drinks, and dancing. Entrées include a selection of pastas, seafood, poultry, steaks and appetizing low-carb entrées (shaved tri-tip, spicy cajun blackened salmon). The lunch menu features a large assortment of salads, sandwiches and wraps. 44


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MACEIO $$$ [Brazilian] 72 S. First St., San Jose (408) 293-1215 www.maceio-restaurant.com

A new Brazilian steakhouse in Downtown San Jose, this cultural joint will have you embarking on a carnivorous culinary journey as soon as you turn over the green indicator on top of your table. As soon as you give the go-ahead, the zesty Brazilian meat will arrive in waves as the friendly staff slices off each piece of succulent meat right before your hungry eyes. Try favorites like the rib eye, beef short ribs, bacon-wrapped filet mignon and the slow roasted pineapple with cinnamon.

MENARA MOROCCAN RESTAURANT $$$ [Moroccan] 41 E. Gish Rd., San Jose (408) 453-1983 www.menara41.com

An exotic Moroccan ambience, belly dancers, pillowed couches, and five-course prix-fixe dinners with names like Le Diner Fantasy and Le Diner Casablanca are sure to enchant any guest of Menara Moroccan Restaurant. The lhram mrhosia (lamb with honey), b’stilla (boneless chicken pastry) and couscous aux legumes (vegetable couscous) are delectable. All dinners conclude with a serving of refreshing mint tea.

MOSAIC RESTAURANT$$ [California, Fusion] 211 S. First St., San Jose (408) 282-8800 www.mosaicmontgomery.com

You can’t go wrong with a menu inspired by three different continents: Asia, Europe and North America. Mosaic offers its French and Asian fusion cuisine along with tempting desserts and handshaken cocktails, all in the heart of San Jose’s entertainment and gallery district. Executive Chef Nguyen-Phuoc is a definite crowd-pleaser with his contemporary dishes made using organic produce, line-caught seafood and fresh, hand-cut meats.

PICASSO’S TAPAS RESTAURANT $$ [Spanish, Tapas] 62 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 298-4400 www.picassostapas.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.

ANTONELLA’S RISTORANTE $$ [Italian] 1701 Park Ave., San Jose (408) 279-4922 www.antonellasristorante.com

Tired of paying through the nose for some good Italian fare? Antonella’s Ristorante will ease those pricey woes with hearty Italian dishes including penne primavera, capellini with fresh tomatoes and basil, eggplant parmesan and fettuccine Alfredo – all under 10 bucks. It’s a comfortable place to dine with kids, a convenient takeout pizza parlor for busy bodies, and an enjoyable eatery for those looking to linger over a glass of wine and a bowl of linguine with clams.

BLOWFISH SUSHI $$ [Japanese, Sushi, Asian Fusion] 355 Santana Row, Ste. 1010, San Jose (408) 345-3848 www.blowfishsushi.com

Experience a bit of modern Tokyo at Blowfish Sushi, with DJ music and Japanese anime streaming across multiple video screens. Sushi, Japanese fusion appetizers, exotic entrées and intriguing desserts are sure to flirt with your taste buds. Hang out in the liquor lounge with premium imported sakes and specialty cocktails like the sake cosmo or the lychee sidecar.

BLUE ROCK BBQ $$ [American] 3001 Meridian Ave., San Jose (408) 978-2583 www.bluerockbbq.com

It’s time to put away the bag of coals and lighter and head down to Blue Rock BBQ for some traditional, slow-smoked Southern dishes, inspired by several regions of the US. The menu boasts a wide variety of classic Southern favorites including East Tennessee pulled pork, Memphis-style baby back ribs, North Alabama chicken and Indonesian beef and pineapple skewers. A true Southern meal wouldn’t be complete without sides including baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and potato salad – no wonder they made honors for best new restaurant during Wave’s 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards.

THE FISH MARKET $$ [Seafood, American] 1007 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose (408) 269-3474 www.thefishmarket.com

Seafood aficionados don’t only flock to The Fish Market for fresh shellfish, crab and lobster – they come to enjoy the full-service oyster bar, sushi bar, retail market, romantic dining areas and cocktail bar and lounge. Have your dish served the way you like it: Shellfish can be ordered raw, steamed or baked; fish is smoked, mesquite grilled, pan-fried or skewered.

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VEGETARIAN HOUSE $$ [Vegetarian, Asian Fusion] 520 E Santa Clara St., San Jose (408) 292-3798 www.vegetarianhouse.us

Do you really need to have steak, chicken, pork or even fish to have a satisfying meal? Adamantly not. Vegetarian House International’s mastery of vegetarian and vegan cuisine would make the most die-hard carnivore salivate from the fried oyster mushrooms, eggplants and tofu in bean sauce and sweet and sour soup. It’s a health nut’s heaven, proving that it’s possible to eat organic and vegetarian without sacrificing taste or quality.

ZEYTOUN $$ [Mediterranean, Middle Eastern] 191 Metro Dr., San Jose (408) 392-9709 www.zeytoun.com

Although Zeytoun means “olive” in Arabic, you’ll find a lot more flavors gracing this menu, which is as abundant as the 6,000-year cultivation history of the olive. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is contemporary, using local California produce. We suggest starting with the dolmas (cured grape leaves stuffed with rice, yellow peas and fresh herbs), then moving on to a cornucopia of dishes, including kabobs, shiwarma, falafel and more. Try the Persian Calzone: lamb and beef with pomegranate tomato sauce, mozzarella and feta cheeses and, of course, olives.

[Japanese, Steakhouse] 1335 N. First St., San Jose (408) 453-8120 www.houseofgenji.com

Tableside knife juggling is an everyday affair at the House of Genji, where your meal is cooked at the table. Upon choosing the combination of condiments, vegetables and meats (the filet mignon and prawns combination is popular), the adventurous chef will grill while spinning and cutting your meal in the air, followed by a final act of tossing it on your plate in an artistic fashion.

PARSLEY SAGE ROSEMARY AND THYME [Catering] 795 S. 2nd St., San Jose (800) 798-838 www.psrt.com

Winner of Best Catering in our 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme should be at the top of any wedding, birthday, social or corporate event’s to do list. Constantly working to create new flavors, new twists on old recipes and innovative combinations, the gals behind this company ensure that the food is always the most memorable aspect of any catered event. Their recipe repertoire includes tapas from Spain, Greek appetizers, a variety of soups and salads, and dessert buffets with assorted cookies, fruit tarts, warm bread pudding and chocolate fondues. 46

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ROSIE MCCANN’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT $$ [Irish, American] 355 Santana Row, Ste. 1060, San Jose (408) 247-1706 www.rosiemccanns.com

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day at Rosie McCann’s to have corned beef and cabbage. It’s served all year ’round as a pub favorite, in addition to wild salmon fish ’n’ chips and shepherd’s pie. A large variety of pastas, soups and salads are also available, not to mention the revered appetizers. Have the Irish nachos with a pint of Guinness – you won’t regret it.

SPENCER’S FOR STEAKS AND CHOPS $$$ [American, Steakhouse] 2050 Gateway Pl., San Jose (408) 437-2170 www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com

Why simple, good steaks are so hard to come by, we’ll never know. Veterans of Spencer’s For Steaks and Chops, however, don’t know of that angst. Delivering juicy filet mignons and savory porterhouses is in their blood. The seafood is also to-die-for, plus all entrées can be accompanied with the likes of fries, green vegetables with hollandaise, and almond rice.

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BIRK’S RESTAURANT $$$ [Modern American, Steak] 3955 Freedom Cir., Santa Clara (408) 980-6400 www.birksrestaurant.com

You’ll feel like a classic movie star while dining at Birk’s, an upscale eatery decorated with rich textures and brass, glass, marble and oak beams. They’re known for their perfect steaks, chops and seafood, so you really can’t go wrong with anything. Add a salad and the poached jumbo asparagus to your blackened rib eye, grilled Colorado lamb chops or pasta paella, and you’ll be golden. Don’t miss the Tower Power Hour on Fridays from 4-6pm where all bar menu items are half off.

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

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Get to The Fish Market early for a counter seat at the oyster bar, where seats fill up quickly, but be sure to leave room for a fresh, seasonal entrée. Starting with a cup of New England or Manhattan chowder is a must, and don’t forget to ask your server to assist you in ordering the perfect glass of wine to accompany your meal.

LA PALOMA RESTAURANT $ [Mexican] 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408) 247-0990 www.lapaloma.ypguides.net

La Paloma may look like an ordinary Mexican restaurant, but you’d be wrong to pass it up. Traditional Mexican fare is served with authenticity, but what really keeps customers coming back for more are the new twists on old classics. Try the mango chicken quesadillas, crab tostadas or the spinach mushroom enchiladas, and wash your meal down with a top shelf margarita.

MEXICALI GRILL $ [Mexican] 3149 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara (408) 588-9865 www.mexicaligrill.com

Good times are to be had at the festive Mexicali Grill, where margarita choices are plentiful and “especiales” include mole rojo (chicken enchiladas covered with rich mole sauce made with 35 different ingredients) and fajitas (sizzling strips of sirloin or chicken breast marinated in tequila, lime juice and spices). No matter what authentic dish you order, be sure to save room for the Mexican fried ice cream.

PEDRO’S RESTAURANT AND CANTINA $$ [Mexican] 3935 Freedom Cir., Santa Clara (408) 496-6777 www.pedrosrestaurants.com

Pedro’s is known for its dynamic happy hour and all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet, but that doesn’t mean the cozy, brick-laden dining room isn’t packed for lunch and dinner on a regular basis. The lively ambience and generous plates make Pedro’s an ideal place for large family gatherings and birthday celebrations. Whether ordering the fajitas or the enchiladas, you’re guaranteed an authentic Mexican meal.

SARATOGA

THE BASIN $$$ [American] 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1906 www.thebasin.com

The Basin takes pride in serving fresh, wild and organic foods for an ever-changing menu. Entrées are American-themed with Spanish and Italian influences. Regulars love to relax on the outdoor patio under the old oak tree during warmer months while sipping seasonal cocktails. Make reservations if heading to a show at the Mountain Winery after dinner – chances are all other ticket holders will be dining here, too.

BELLA SARATOGA $$$ [Italian] 14503 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 741-5115 www.bellasaratoga.com

Romantic Italian dinners and family-friendly Sunday brunches are popular at Bella Saratoga, a timeless Victorian home turned restaurant. The dinner menu features award-winning pastas, fresh fish and flatbread pizzas. Brunch (served with music when weather permits) includes frittata, smoked chicken and sweet potato hash and a crab and shrimp melt, and selections include a fruit or house salad and a basket of cinnamon rolls.

CASA DE COBRE $$ [Mexican] 14560 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1639 www.casadecobre.com

Get ready for some Latin fever at Casa De Cobra. Here, you’ll find more unique and flavorful Mexican dishes, rather than the typical fajitas and burritos. Try one of their seven different varieties of taquitos including braised bacon, goat, pork with pineapple, and shrimp. Be sure to top it off with one of their delectable desserts, like the Jiricaya, a mouthwatering cinnamon flan and creme brulee creation.

LA FONDUE $$$$ [Fondue, French, Swiss] 14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-3332 www.lafondue.com

La Fondue is an exquisite place to take a date. Fondue combinations – designed for two – include an appetizer, salad, chocolate fondue dessert, and entrees dubbed “Wild Thing” (alligator, buffalo, crocodile, ostrich, venison, wild boar) and “Le Freak C’est Chic” (a taste of everything La Fondue has to offer). Any combination of cheese and bourguignonne (meat dipped in hot oil) are offered a la carte.

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

Plumed Horse is contemporary yet incredibly romantic, with chic interiors, an eye-catching fireplace and an amazing transparent glass wine cellar. The French/American menu is impressive and luxurious, so much so that we recommend the tasting menu (offering items like caviar and ahi tuna, seared artisan foie gras and wild Columbia river sturgeon) to make sure you have a chance to savor everything. We’re not the only ones who think this place is top notch – the Michelin restaurant guide awarded them a coveted star.

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The food is as tasteful as the charmingly romantic dining room at Sent Sovi, a restaurant whose name means “sweet taste.â€? The menu changes seasonally and showcases French California cuisine, by way of natural ingredients. EntrĂŠes have included smoked paprika dusted scallops (with lemon boy tomato coulis, sunchoke puree, corn relish and brussels sprouts), and desserts such as the nectarine “Inside Outâ€? baked Alaska with dark cherry-chocolate gelato.

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MADHUBAN INDIAN CUISINE $$ [Indian] 544 Lawrence Expy., Sunnyvale (408) 537-3235 www.madhubanindiancuisine.net

The comforting, upscale ambiance complements the flavorful Indian dishes served at this buffetstyle Bengali and Punjabi food restaurant. A variety of chicken, lamb, goat, seafood and naan selections grace the substantially-sized menu, along with an entire section dedicated to vegetarian dishes. Among favorites here include the garlic mussels, angoori prawns, chicken pakora, garlic naan and the rack of lamb.

OCEAN BLUE SUSHI CLUB $$ [Japanese, Sushi] 1010 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (408) 720-8840

Sleek, modern Asian dĂŠcor and trendy music make the Ocean Blue Sushi Club a fun place to bring a date. Start out spicy with a firecracker roll (topped with sliced jalapeĂąos and hot sauce) from the specialty sushi menu and share a sashimi platter. Hot Japanese fare, such as teriyaki chicken, tempura and an assortment of bento boxes is also available.

SNEHA RESTAURANT $$ [Indian] 1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale (408) 736-2720 www.sneharestaurant.com

Representing North and South Indian cuisine, spicy-food lovers will enjoy items like Tandoori chicken, chili chicken, lamb korma, fresh garlic and onion naan and chili pakoras. The buffet-style dining offers just about 40 different options and is sure to give you the most bang for your buck. TW

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One lucky winner will also win a copy of the graphic novel SURROGATES. If your whole life is virtual reality, what would it take to make you unplug? THE SURROGATES is a murder mystery in a world where murder is obsolete. All entries must be received by Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Winners will be notified via text message. This film is rated PG-13. Theatre is overbooked to ensure a full house. Passes received through this promotion do not guarantee admission and must be surrendered upon demand. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. No one will be admitted without a ticket or after the screening begins. 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. Touchstone Pictures, The Wave, 43KIX, Top Shelf Productions, 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. No purchase necessary. Participating sponsors their employees and family members and their agencies are not eligible. NO PHONE CALLS!

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Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408) 867-1012 www.cinnabarwine.com We invite you to visit our beautiful tasting room. Located in the quaint, historical village of Saratoga, flanked by the magnificent Santa Cruz Mountains.

Martin Ranch Winery 6675 Redwood Retreat Rd., Gilroy (408) 842-9197 www.martinranchwinery.com Discover the unique pleasure of tasting fine wine and relaxing in the vineyard — tour the winery building and learn about the art of winemaking from winemakers first-hand. Enjoy award-winning ThÊrèse Vineyards and J.D. Hurley wines (cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot and sauvignon blanc) barrel samples and light appetizers. Open third weekend of every month 12-4pm WINE SHOPS

Savvy Cellar Wines

without having to spend an arm and a leg. Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop features wines from all the great wine producing regions of the world – all wines rated 90 points or higher and retail for $39/bottle or less. Check website for details on: wine classes, wine clubs, private events, tasting specials. live jazz and online sales (including gift certificates).

Tessora’s Barra di Vino The Pruneyard, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell (408) 626-7711 www.tessoras.com Tessora’s focuses on wines from Northern and Central California. We also have a fine inventory of international wines. Selections from France, Germany, Spain and, of course, Italy! We also offer a wide selection of beer.

The Wine Room 520 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650) 322-1292 www.thepawineroom.com The Wine Room is located in the deLemos art & crafts building in the historic section of beautiful downtown Palo Alto. We serve up an eclectic variety of wines from around the world. Come in and have a glass, or share a bottle and a cheese plate off our light fare menu with friends, family or clients.

2048 Broadway St., Redwood City (650) 363-8737 www.savvycellar.com Experience top quality wines

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The upcoming San Jose Mariachi Festival reveals there’s more to mariachi than meets the eye. BY NATASHA NGUYEN

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he highly anticipated San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival is hoping to redefine people’s perceptions of mariachi bands, by delivering refined, polished performances from some of the world’s leading musicians, including Joan Baez, Carlos Santana and Los Lobos.

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Mexico for crowds to appreciate, ranging from folk to more modern rock music. While this festival once consisted exclusively of mariachi performances, the new artistic director, Grammy-Award winner Linda Ronstadt, has incorporated other types of Mexican music and activities to create an all-around celebration of the Mexican culture. “With our visual arts exhibition at the Children’s Discovery Museum, a 52


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What’s going on around town when the sun goes down. SANTANA / LOS LOBOS S E P T E M B E R 2 7 : H P PAV I L I O N W W W. H P P S J . C O M

These Latino rockers are gathering in San Jose for a tribute concert to Cesar Chavez, the civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH SEPTEMBER 18: SAN JOSE CIVIC AUDITORIUM

A thousand thank-yous to Nederlander Concerts for bringing this power trio to San Jose. The

newly renovated Civic Auditorium is slated to be a live music juggernaut in the South Bay.

SHARKS vs. VANCOUVER S E P T E M B E R 1 8 : H P PAV I L I O N W W W. H P P S J . C O M

If you want to get a sense of what this first preseason game will be like, round up five real Canucks and throw them in a real shark tank. It will be the same result. Feeding frenzy! Let’s go, Sharks!

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Trust us when we say this is one of the best bands in music. Take the chaos and prog-rock of The Mars Volta and sharpen it up with the controlled Southern rock of Kings of Leon and you’ve got this amalgam of ear-pleasuring tunes. TW

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September 11, Fox Theatre, Oakland www.thefoxoakland.com

September 17, Fox Theatre, Oakland www.thefoxoakland.com

September 18-19, The Fillmore, San Francisco www.livenation.com

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September 11, The Blank Club, San Jose www.theblankclub.com

September 17, The Warfield, San Francisco www.thewarfield.com

September 20, HP Pavilion, San Jose www.hppsj.com

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September 12, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View www.livenation.com

BLINK-182 / WEEZER September 13, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View www.livenation.com

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS September 15, The Blank Club, San Jose www.theblankclub.com

JAMES TAYLOR September 16, Mountain Winery, Saratoga www.livenation.com

PINK September 17, HP Pavilion, San Jose www.hppsj.com

September 18, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga www.montalvoarts.org

DREDG September 18, The Blank Club, San Jose www.theblankclub.com

MEAT PUPPETS September 19, The Warfield, San Francisco www.thewarfield.com

PET SHOP BOYS September 22-23, The Warfield, San Francisco www.thewarfield.com

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September 24, The Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz www.catalystclub.com

KID KOALA September 25, The Independent, San Francisco www.theindependentsf.com

TONY BENNETT September 26, Mountain Winery, Saratoga www. livenation.com

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special screening of Benjamin Bratt’s film La Mission at Camera Cinema 12, a three-day long concert, and many other activities, we are definitely being more ambitious with this year’s itinerary,” says Marcela Davison, producer of the festival and President and CEO of the Mexican Heritage Corporation. The annual festival will host great musical performances by world-class mariachi bands and Grammy awardwinning artists. On September 27th, HP Pavilion will host a Cesar Chavez tribute concert featuring a collaboration between acclaimed artists Los Lobos and Carlos Santana. This is a rare opportunity to watch these artists together on stage, and they are united primarily to offer a special tribute to the civil rights activist for his strong beliefs and contributions to attaining social justice. “It will be a fantastic concert with a bit of historical significance,” says Davison.

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Additionally, mariachi bands will perform on multiple stages throughout the weekend of September 25th. Since mariachi bands came to the United States, the popular folk music has developed into a serious art form. In celebration of the mariachi’s success throughout the western hemisphere, the festival has also arranged many educational workshops where

Joan Baez

children and adults can learn more about the Mexican heritage through music and even cooking. Davison likes to see that the festival is an “Ambassador of Mexico, especially during these tough political times.” Indeed, we hope that after a week of breathtaking live performances, master classes and of course margaritas, we will gain a better understanding of the Mexican culture. TW San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival, Sept. 20-27. For more information, call (408) 928-5564 or go to www.sanjosemariachifestival.com.


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We Like Spamalot So much better than ham on sourdough. BY HEATHER DRISCOLL

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reak out the Spam, Monty Python fans. September marks the season for the San Jose debut of Eric Idle’s production of Spamalot. A show that is “lovingly ripped off” from the British comedy troupe’s film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it is sure to dish out Pythonic entertainment as it recaptures the Arthurian Legend with a mix of dancing divas, hand puppets, tap dancing knights and a plethora of Broadway parodies that mock the likes of West Side Story, Company and Fiddler on the Roof. Die-hard Python fans will shriek in hysterics when they hear “Bring out your dead,” accompanied by a truckload of corpses, and find that God is voiced by none other than John Cleese himself. Broadway fanatics will too join in the revelry for the combination of comical satire, jazzy numbers and, of course, Jeff Dumas’ coconut-clopping Patsy. And in honor of this much-anticipated event, we have provided you Spamanatics with a few fun facts: 1. Among the props is a cow that weighs 45 pounds and takes two stagehands to catapult over the castle. 2. Spamalot uses approximately 40 coconuts per month, supplied by the Coconut King in Florida.

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3. The Electrics Department uses six tanks of liquid carbon dioxide per week to create the low-ground fog effect, and uses eight fire extinguishers per week for the Feet of God “blast off” effect. 4. Six pounds of confetti is used during each performance. 5. The orchestra uses a Spama-horn, an instrument specially developed for and used only in Spamalot. 6. There are more than 100 wigs (including facial hair) used in the show, all hand-tied and made of human hair, yak hair, and synthetics supplied from New York, California and London. 7. The poorest peasants’ costumes in the show are actually made from raw silk. 8. Three feet of “blood” has to be ironed prior to each performance.

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9. There are more than 100 undergarments in

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the show, including 30 pairs of men’s fishnets and 56 codpieces. 10. The Lady of the Lake’s costumes are all made with hand-strung glass beads. 11. The costumes are not only made of a wide variety of fabrics, but many are made of molded ABS plastics, and even nuts and bolts. You are as likely to see a costumer with power tools as you are a sewing machine. 12. It’s a guarantee that one knight will lose their head every night. TW Monty Python’s Spamalot will run Sept. 15 - Sept. 20 at the San Jose Center For The Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose (408) 295-9600. For more info go to www.broadwaysanjose.com

SPAM SALAD

There is no better way to get into the full Spamalot spirit than to introduce a little Spam into your diet. Here’s a recipe for Spam Waldorf Salad: INGREDIENTS: 2 apples, cored and diced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 (7-ounce) can SPAM Classic, diced 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1/3 cup raisins 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 whole lettuce leaves 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS: Sprinkle apples with lemon juice. Toss apples with SPAM, celery and raisins. Add mayonnaise; mix gently, but well. Pile onto lettuce-lined serving plates; sprinkle with pecans. Serve immediately.


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ARTS LISTINGS Cupertino (415) 864-6000

Treasure Island, Bus Barn Theater

Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct the symphony’s first concert of the 2009-10 season. The program will feature rising pianist Ilya Yakushev: 9/12. APOTHEOSIS OF THE DANCE First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto (415) 392-4400

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra opens its 2009-10 season with cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis performing Franz Josef Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, Beethoven and more: 9/15. MANON California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose www.operasj.org (408) 437-4450

Opera San Jose brings this widely acclaimed French opera about a young woman who falls in love with an aristocrat: Thru 9/27.

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THEATRE BUG Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose (408) 351-4440

Tracey Lett’s psychological drama revolves around four people and an Oaklahoma City motel room: 9/11-26. TELL IT SLANT The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave. Unit K, Mtn View (650) 254-1148

A theatrical peace by Sharmon Hilfinger recounts Emily Dickinson’s personal struggle that resulted in her peculiar poetic voice: 9/11-27. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose (408) 985-5500

RICHARD III Sanborn-Skyline County Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga (408) 264-3479 www.shadyshakes.org

Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company presents this timeless British tale of King Richard’s reign and his self-destructive pursuit for absolute power: Thru 9/13. THE MEMORY OF WATER Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto www.dragonproductions.net

THE PILLOW MAN San Jose Stage Theater, 490 S. First St., San Jose 408-283-7142

A dark and twisted play performed by the San Jose Stage Company filled with murder, mystery and politicallyinspiring text: 9/15-10/18. THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT City Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St., San Jose

An examination of the Bible’s most controversial and intriguing figure brings provocative humor, movement and depth to the stage: 9/17-10/18. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre, 550 E. Remington Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 733-6611

Sunnyvale Community Players is bringing back a classic fairy tale about a princess, a pea and a queen’s haughty demands: 9/18-10/11. Lucie Stern Community Theatre and Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-0891

As a reflection of today’s reality TV, this sing-a-long show of America’s sweethearts takes place years after their days of musical fame and glory. Now divorced, will the dynamic duo be able to reunite on live television and relive their musical career?: 9/18-10/4. THE PRODUCERS Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga (408) 266-4734

A musical comedy about two men plotting a get-rich scheme by producing the world’s worst show: 9/19-10/10.

SPAMALOT

San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose (408) 367-7255 www.sjrep.com

Broadway San Jose makes its’ highly anticipated debut with this Tony award-winning Best Musical. The hilarious musical comedy’s surprise:

An Obie Award-winning tale of David Henry Hwang’s struggle to assert his racial identity in the melting pot of contemporary America that is both insightful and wickedly funny: Thru 9/20. TREASURE ISLAND Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos (650) 941-0551 www.busbarn.org

Ahoy thar mateys! Bus Barn Stage Company is bringing their delightful adaptation to Ken Ludwig’s classic tale of adventure and treasure for the whole family: Thru 10/3. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK! The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Ave., San Jose (408) 404-7711

This Emmy Award-winning cartoon series comes to life at San Jose’s newest performing arts center for an educational tell-all show of academic subjects and pop culture for young children: Thru 10/4.

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A production by Shelagh Stephenson conveys a whirlwind of emotions of three sisters mourning the death of their mother while trying to come to terms with their own lives: Thru 9/13. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose (866) 395-2929 www.broadwaysanjose.com

YELLOW FACE Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 903-6000 www.theatreworks.org

AS YOU LIKE IT

New artistic director Rick Lombardo’s inaugural production is a contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s wickedly funny comedy about a heroine who disguises herself as a man in order to teach the man

CLASSICAL MUSIC & OPERA AUTUMN OPERA IN THE GARDENS Hakone Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Wy., Saratoga (408) 741-4977

Come watch stunning performances by singers from Opera San Jose and San Francisco Opera along with wine tasting and buffet reception: 9/11. EVENING OF CULTURAL ARTS SERIES Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre, 550 E. Remington Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 733-6611

Golden Bough, the popular Celtic trio, returns with this exciting show that draws inspiration from the melting pot of America. Features music from traditional American folk, Brazilian, Celtic, Chinese and others: 9/12. SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.,

Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell (408) 866-2700 www.taiko.org

This exciting, world-class group is presenting their annual concert, which features drumming and dancing to Japanese drums with a contemporary twist: 9/11-12. DESERT DANCE FESTIVAL S.E.S. Hall, 1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara (510) 667-9333

Get ready for South Bay’s largest celebration of belly dance, which includes performances by national belly dancers in a festive setting: 9/12-13. NAVARATHRI NATYOTHSAV CELEBRATIONS Sanatan Dharma Kendra Temple, 897 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale www.abhinaya.org

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose will perform classical Indian dance at the Sanatan Dharma Kendra temple: 9/22. DANCING ON THE SQUARE Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City www.ci.redwood-city.ca.us

Check out this free dance series every Tuesday evening in downtown Redwood City. Learn tango, salsa, cha cha, waltz, hula and more: Thru 9/27. BAERS BAY AREA ENGLISH REGENCY SOCIETY St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto (650) 326-3800

Dress comfortably for an informal lesson on Regency dances led by Alan Winston along with live music. Every second Friday of the month: Ongoing IRISH SET DANCING Britannia Arms, 1087 De Anza Blvd., Cupertino (408) 2527262 www.britanniaarms. com/cupertino/

Learn Irish folk dancing to a live Irish band every Wednesday night at this lively pub: Ongoing. HUSTLE DANCE CPAA Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Rd., San Jose (408) 605-3217

Experience a ‘70s flashback as Raul Ante, Joy Ro-King, Steve Ward, and Wendy Dalal teach Hustle dance

in an exhibit that displays weather, aircraft and daily patterns from space: Ongoing. HISTORY PARK

MUSEUMS

1650 Senter Rd., San Jose (408) 298-8044 www.historysanjose.org

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African American Heritage House: San Jose’s first museum dedicated to African American history has now been established at the historic Zanker House in History Park: Ongoing.

Palm Dr. at Museum Way, Stanford University (650) 7234177 www.museum.stanford.edu

From China’s Bronze Age to the Floating World of Japan: a presentation of Chinese and Japanese works of art along with Asian art from diverse regions and cultures, including India, Indonesia, and Tibet ranging from the second millenium BCE to the 20th century: Thru 10/18. 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. Explore Outdoor Sculpture: Enjoy beautiful weather and the works of Auguste Rodin, Maya Lin, Beverly Pepper, Richard Serra and Andy Goldsworthy: Third Sunday of each month. An Eye on Nature: Featuring a Riviere print and drawings by William Keith: Thru 11/8.

GALLERIES SAN JOSE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 560 S. 1st St., San Jose (408) 283-8155 www.sjica.org

Ice Floe: Christel Sullbohner’s interesting exhibition is comprised of thousands of colorful, suspended cone-shaped objects inspired by the majestic Arctic landscape: Thru 9/20. NextNew-Green: A showcase of nine Bay Area artists’ works which focus on climate change, environmental and conservation issues: Thru 9/20. BRYANT STREET GALLERY

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM

532 Bryant St., Palo Alto (650) 321-8155 www.bryantstreet.com

180 Woz Way, San Jose (408) 298-5437 www.cdm.org

Artist Reception for Nocturne: Oakland-based painter Elise Morris showcases her sophomore collection inspired by the nighttime changes in nature: Thru 9/30.

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious: An exhibit that celebrates every child’s favorite cartoon monkey, with lots of interactive play rich in science and math: Ongoing. Children’s Art Gallery: Situated between the upstairs elevator and the CDMedia Studio, this honors the work and talent of local children: 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. LOS ALTOS HISTORY MUSEUM 51 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos (650) 948-9427 www.losaltoshistory.org

Picturing California 1890-1920: Explore early California in dozens of large photographs used to promote the west at the turn of the last century. From Yosemite to the missions to coastal vacation resorts, enjoy this collection of now-iconic images that explore early photography, the growth of tourism, and our natural monuments and parks: Ongoing. SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART 110 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 271-6840 www.sjmusart.org

Todd Schorr: American Surreal: Work by a leading artist in Southern California’s cartoon-based movement, dubbed “Pop Surrealism”: Thru 9/16. TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION 201 S. Market St., San Jose (408) 294-TECH www.thetech.org

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

SONYA PAZ GALLERY 195 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell (650) 378-5000 www.sonyapaz.com

Issues to Boot: A wild, sexy, modern and sassy celebration of shoes, boots and the fashion behind them. Simplistic lines and colors celebrate accentuate the erotique and attitude of Sonya’s art: Thru 9/30. MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 500 Castro St., Mountain View (650) 903-6000

Marianne Lettieri - Mixed Media Construction: A visual display of historically significant objects such as family artifacts, domestic arts, and vintage fashion to highlight the insignificant castoffs of our consumer society: Thru 10/19. KALEID GALLERY 88 S. Fourth St., San Jose (408) 509-9733 www.kaleidgallery.com

First Fridays: Visit Kaleid on the first Friday of every month for two new featured artists exhibitions: Ongoing. STANFORD ART SPACES 420 Via Palou, Stanford University (650) 725-3622 cis.stanford.edu/~marigros/

Steel and glass are juxtaposed with abstract pieces at Stanford’s colorful fall exhibit, which include paintings by Nancy D. Eckels and Werner Glinka, and media assemblages by Asha Menghrajani: Thru 9/24. PALO ALTO ART CENTER 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto (650) 329-2366 www.paacf.org

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flying cows!: 9/15-20.

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t first, Josh Shipp didn’t want to talk about his past. “I was embarrassed. I didn’t want it to seem like therapy. I want to help the audience. I didn’t want to be that dude who lectures kids on his troubled past.” But for the young motivational speaker, his personal story was something the audience needed to hear. Born in Oklahoma, Shipp was abandoned at a hospital by his 17-year-old mother. At that point, he became a so-called orphan of the court. “I was basically the property of the state of Oklahoma,” he says. 56

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Shipp became one of the half-million kids in foster care in the US. He lived in a dozen homes, some in which he was abused emotionally and physically. By the age of eight, he had become hardened and skeptical of the foster care system. He tried to be trusting of new foster families at first, but that soon faded. “It became more of like, ‘I don’t want to care about you and get my heart broken again’,” says Shipp, who now lives in Los Gatos. “By the time I was eight, I didn’t give them a chance. I sabotaged the environment.” At 14, Josh got in a van and was driven to the Weidenmaier’s house, his umpteenth foster family. At first he couldn’t tell anything was different. He was skeptical as usual. He was on a mission to get kicked out once again. But the Weidenmaiers were different. “They were so good at showing and telling,” Shipp recalls. “They not only said, ‘We love you, we care about you,’ but they proved it.” After the first year Shipp was still try61


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You’re all invited to Redwood City’s annual salsa festival, featuring live music, activities for the kids, food and of course the SALSA!: Noon-8pm

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL: 9/18-20

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Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2000 Fairgrounds Rd., Monterey www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Downtown Morgan Hill, W. Second St. at Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill www.morganhilldowntown.org

Two exciting days of spectacular jazz music from Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Regina Carter, George Duke and many more.

Come enjoy this weekly music series showcasing regional and local bands, dancing on the street and late-night shopping: 7-9pm

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Festival features 175 booths from local artists, international foods, fine wines, microbrewed beer, live entertainment on three stages and the ever-popular Kids’ Kingdom.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE: 9/12-10/18

GEM & JEWELRY SHOW: 9/19-20

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Load up the family and head to Casa de Fruta for some family Renaissance fun, with 150 craft booths, hearty ale and food, hundreds of costumed performers, food, games and knights battling to the death: 10am-6pm

The Sequoi Gem & Mineral Society will be displaying and selling tons, and we do mean tons, of beautiful stones and jewelry, along with a rock auction, wire wrap demonstrations – the kids can even learn how to polish a stone!: 10am-5pm

NINTH ANNUAL ANTIQUE AUTOS: 9/13 History Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose (408) 2872290 www.scvmtfc.org

HALF MOON BAY BREW FEST: 9/19

A day dedicated to the wonderful auto! Watch antique gas engines at work, take a trolley ride, check out vintage cars, bicycles and tractors, listen to live music from JP & The Rhythm Chasers and munch on great food: Noon-5pm

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The evening’s topic of discussion will be the best practices for using social media to promote you and your business: 10:30am MILPITAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JOB FAIR: 9/10 Beverly Heritage Hotel, 1820 Barber Ln., Milpitas (408) 262-2613

A don’t miss job fair featuring top employers, along with free classes in resume writing and interviewing from the University of Phoenix, and free wardrobe consulting from Pat Gray.

FESTIVALS & EXPOS CAMPBELL HISTORICAL MUSEUM ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR: 9/9

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Get over to the Campbell Historical Museum and have your treasures appraised by experts from Bonhams & Butterflies. Funds raised benefit the museum and its programs: 10am-3pm 38TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN VIEW ART & WINE FESTIVAL: 9/12-13 On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Ave. in Mountain View (650) 968-8378 www.miramarevents.com

It’s two full days of family fun, with live music from The Joe Sharino Band, The California Cowboys, and many more, along with health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, hands-on activities for the kids, food, and more than 650 artists! ARDENWOOD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL & RENAISSANCE FAIRE: 9/12-13 Ardenwood Historic Farms, Fremont www.ardenwoodfaire.com

Two action filled days with jousting, merry-making, costumed characters, live entertainment, games, food and tons of fun for the whole family.

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DESERT DANCE FESTIVAL: 9/12-13 S.E.S. Hall, 1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara (510) 667-9333 www.desertdancefestival.com

A two-day dance festival highlighting the Middle Eastern dance community, with workshops, fashion shows and, of course, beautiful dance performances. SECOND ANNUAL TASTE OF SARATOGA ART AND WINE FESTIVAL: 9/12

SAN JOSE MARIACHI AND MEXICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 9/20-27

You’ll surly enjoy visiting the Annual Taste of Saratoga where you’ll have the pleasure of sampling local Santa Cruz Mountain’s fine wines, gourmet foods from local restaurants, three stages of live music and entertainment, and a Green Zone that offers a dedicated area for exhibitors to showcase eco-friendly products and services: Noon-8pm

The festival features more than 100 artists and craftsmen, along with food booths, beer and wine from breweries and wineries, dance groups and great live entertainment.

This year’s show has all your bases covered, from florists, photographers, bridal gowns, live music, invitations, catering, limousines, reception sites, fashion shows, and so much more: 11am-3pm

Join SVBC at the Sunnyvale Sports Basement for their cycle swap meet where you can either show up and buy some goodies or reserve a booth and sell some: 11am-3pm

A five-day celebration of music, food, exhibits, education and loads of mariachi music from Santana, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, Aida Cuevas, Mariachi Cobre and many more. 33RD ALMADEN VALLEY ART & WINE FESTIVAL: 9/20

Ainsley House, 300 Grant Ave., Campbell www. campbellmuseumfoundation.org

Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale www.bikesiliconvalley.org

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Saratoga Village’s Main Street, Big Basin Way www.saratogachamber.org

WEDDING FAIR & BRIDAL FASHION SHOW: 9/13

SILICON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION & SPORTS BASEMENT CYCLE SWAP: 9/13

30TH ANNUAL HOLY FAMILY FESTIVAL: 9/18-20 Holy Family Church, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose (408) 265-4040 www.holyfamilysanjose.org

Almaden Park, Almaden Expwy. & Coleman Rd., San Jose www.almadenwine.com

Enjoy carnival rides, games, international food, beer, wine, silent auction, bingo, raffles, kids activities and live music from the Off the Record and Sage Band. HUI ILIMA’S 50TH ANNUAL LUAU: 9/19

40TH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL: 9/26 Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse, 957 Colorado Avenue (between Louis and Greer), Palo Alto http://sites.google.com/site/ fclharvestfest/Home

Spend the whole day with the family enjoying live music, arts & crafts, homemade jams, pies, plant sale, rummage sale and much more. Proceeds from this event support work of the Friends Committee on Legislation in California: 9am-4pm

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No one loves beer more than the staff at The Wave Magazine. That’s why you’ll find ALL of us at this year’s Half Moon Bay Brew Fest, guzzling fine brews from more than 15 micro brewers!: Noon-4pm

All-you-can-eat sit down Hawaiian dinner prepared by members of one of Northern California’s oldest Hawaiian clubs, along with traditional entertainment by Hula Halau O’Nalua, raffles and vendors selling Hawaiian gifts. Reservations recommended: 6-9pm CUPERTINO FALL FEST 2009: 9/19-20 Cupertino Civic Center Library Field, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino (408) 517-9094 www.cupertinofallfest.com

Two full days of family fun with live entertainment, activities for the kids, food, food drive and lovely arts & crafts for sale: 10am-5pm

CUPERTINO’S ANNUAL CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE: 9/26 Throughout Cupertino www.cupertino.org

The garage sale of garage sales, as the citizens of Cupertino fill their garages and yards full of everything, and we mean everything, you want! Maps are available at the Cupertino Library, City Hall, the Cupertino Senior Center and the Quinlan Community Center: 9am-4pm FREE SHAKESPEARE IN SANBORN PARK Sanborn Skyline Park, 16055 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga www.shadyshakes.org

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays thru September 13: Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Richard III, the timeless British tale of King Richard’s reign and his selfdestructive pursuit for absolute power: 7pm FUNDRAISERS &

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Local artists are using their super creative powers to turn plain boring canvas shoes into electrifying eyepopping art and it’s all for a good cause. Shoes will be auctioned off to help raise needed funds for Souls4Soles that delivers shoes to the needy, so donate and bid!: 6-8pm FIFTH ANNUAL FALL FASHION IN THE PARK: 9/11-12 Santana Row – Winchester & Stevens Creek Blvds., San Jose www.santanarow.com

Head over to Santana Row for two days of fall fashion, highlighting some of the hottest and hippest wear of the season for men, women and children. Funds raised benefit Breathe California, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Junior League of San Jose and San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. KORKS FOR KIDS: 9/13 Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyard, 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside (408) 874-1912 www.healthykidsfund.org

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy wonderful wines from Poetic Cellars, Kathryn Kennedy, Far Niente, King’s Mountain, Loma Prieta, Rombauer, Generosa and Thomas Fogarty Winery and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Le Papillon. Funds raised benefit Healthy Kids a program that provides uninsured children from low-income families in Santa Clara County with access to health care services. EIGHTH ANNUAL TEE FOR TOYS GOLF TOURNAMENT: 9/21 Almaden Golf & Country Club, 6663 Hampton Dr., San Jose (408) 794-6203

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A stroller-based fitness class designed specifically to help moms stay fit.

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Gardner Community Center, 520 W. Virginia St., San Jose (415) 567-7411www. alaviefitness.com/bawsi.php

Join AlaVie Fitness and the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) for a boot camp and Zumba workout to raise funds for BAWSI’s Salud Por Vida Program: 9am-11am INDIA COMMUNITY CENTER’S ANNUAL BANQUET: 9/19 India Community Center, 525 Los Coches St., Milpitas (408) 934-1130 www.indiacc.org

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GUIDED MEDITATION AND SILENT WILDERNESS WALK: 9/19 Hidden Villa Community Programs, 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills (650) 949-9704 www.hiddenvilla.org

Join Mary Leigh Burke, a 15-year Zen meditation practitioner, for instruction in mindfulness meditation practice. The program continues with a silent walk: 10am-Noon HOLISTIC ARTS FAIR: 9/26-27 Divine Science Community Center, 1540 Hicks Ave., San Jose (408) 448-6726

Experts will speak on subjects from magnetic psychic awareness to UFO sightings, plus 50 exhibitors demonstrating a full range of today’s holistic products: 10am-8pm BABY BOOT CAMP: WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale (408) 7320300 www.sportsbasement.com

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MEETINGS HOLSTIC MOMS NETWORK MEETING: EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Rozenhart Family Chiropractic, 4620-B Meridian Ave., San Jose

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ing to push them away. He tried to sell his middle school by putting up For Sale signs; on the first day of his freshman year of high school he showed up drunk; he stole his foster parents’ car; put jello in the swimming pool, etc. “I was bringing all my best stuff,” Shipp laughs. “Then I realized I wasn’t going anywhere.” For Shipp, food, clothing and shelter were always there for him. What was missing was an emotionally stable environment. He found that with the Weidenmaiers. And he was able to achieve stability through meetings with Oklahoma City counselor Dr. Harrison M. Smith. “He always said, ‘When you don’t talk out, you act out.’ I use that in my speeches all the time,” Shipp says. Despite talking it out, Shipp was still acting out. He had become the class clown, always getting kicked out of class for talking. Nine out of 10 teachers dismissed Shipp as a lost cause. But when he ran for class president on a witty slogan, “Shipp Happens,” he won the leadership position in a landslide, which caused one teacher to encourage Shipp even more. Jane Sodowsky of Yukon High School in Oklahoma cleverly tricked Shipp into joining a leadership class. “She bribed me by saying there would be girls and cookies,” Shipp says. “If she had said, ‘You’d make a good leader and really

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1. DON’T TRY TO ACT PERFECT. When you do that, it’s hard for kids to relate. Instead, sit down and tell them the two dumbest things you’ve done, and what you learned from them.

2. SHOW AND TELL. Back up your actions. Don’t tell them you care. Show them. If your daughter is a texting person, send her a text message. Speak their language – that’s pretty cool.

3. REALIZE IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, BUT HOW YOU SAY IT. Realize teens’ priorities. Taking them to a museum is more powerful than a lecture. You won’t even have to say anything.

4. IT’S IMPORTANT TO COMMUNICATE THE RULES AND BOUNDARIES; IF YOU DON’T, THERE’S NO WAY TO ENFORCE THEM. Write out agreements or contracts and sign them. I felt respected, like I was treated my age. I agreed to be home at a certain time and that I’d check in if I was going to be late, etc. Then I signed the agreement. It was no longer me v. you. It was us.

5. YOU NEED TO LET YOUR TEEN FAIL IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. Put yourself back in the mind of that skeptical 15-year-old. The average dad gets 30 minutes a week in meaningful conversation with his child. It’s not the quantity of time, but the quality. Just focus on the message.

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to bribe the audience into listening to him. “That’s my girls and cookies for the audience.” His speeches are more like one-man shows, with lots of comedy. “I realized early on that when I made my friends laugh, I had their attention, and I could use that to encourage them and challenge them. That was really powerful. I do the same thing with my speeches.” His main message to the freshman college students when he speaks around the country is, “Don’t be average. If your best is a C or B, fine, only you can grade that. Do your best, just don’t be average. Parents tell their kids they have to be perfect. That’s not right. That’s impossible.” Other times his message is caustic and inspirational. “I tell them, ‘If your life sucks, it’s because you suck.’ Not what a kid wants to hear, but it kind of makes sense. Only you are in control of your happiness.” For the most part, it’s a comedy routine. “I make fun of a lot of motivational posters: ‘Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.’ No. If you land near a star you’ll burn up. I say, ‘Shoot for the moon, if you miss, at least you’ll land on Uranus.’ The message is that it’s OK to fail.”

[ C O N T. ] And yet other times Shipp’s speeches really hit home. “Some people leave my speeches and say, ‘That was funny,’ and move on. Others are unbelievably affected by it.” For instance, Shipp was handed a suicide note from a kid who was going to end it until he saw Shipp speak, and changed his mind. “You know, traveling sucks. The food in Kansas sucks, but when something like that happens, that is worth so much to me.” At 18, Shipp went to prison for writing bad checks. “I thought, holy crap I’m about to become a statistic.” He recalls his foster parents coming to bail him out. They said, “Josh, we don’t see you as a problem. We see you as an opportunity.” It’s something that he says to teens all the time. And that’s why Shipp keeps doing it. He doesn’t see others as problems, but as opportunities like his foster parents saw him. Shipp is working on a TV reality series that will debut in October on the new Halogen Network, which will reach more than 30 million homes. He’s also working on another book, The Teen’s Guide to World Domination. In addition to that, he answers questions via YouTube on his site Heyjosh.com and is launching a site for parents called Grownups.heyjosh.com. TW For more on Josh Shipp, visit www.heyjosh.com or www.joshshipp.com.

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Boogie with your baby at this great “Fall into Disco� event organized by the folks at Baby Loves Disco. These afternoon, kidfriendly disco dance parties get little ones on the dance floor, with a dance instructor to teach even the tiniest dancers the old-school dances from the disco era. Parents will have the chance to win H&M gift certificates by donning the bellbottoms and polyester for this disco-themed event. The event will also feature hula-hoops, bubble machines, balloons galore, a chill-out zone, diaper changing station, healthy snacks, face painting, coloring and a live DJ/MC! There’s no excuse not to boogie, baby!

Our KidPick this issue is the sweet and silly Malia. According to her mum, 19-month old Malia has a “silly personality,� as witnessed here by her putting on her father’s shoes. Malia’s mom Dina says she loves to laugh and make others laugh as well, and really loves to read books – one of her favorites being Olivia’s Opposites. Malia has already learned some Mandarin words, including “Xie Xie� which means “Thank You� and “Ye Ye� which means “Grandpa.� She enjoys going to Gymboree class, and loves to dance so much they think she may be a ballerina when she grows up. One of her favorite things is visits from her grandparents – we’re told her energy triples when they’re around! SEND IN AND WIN: Each issue’s KidPick winner receives a $20 gift certificate for Baby Buzz, 1314 Lincoln Ave., San Jose (408) 885-9870 www.babybuzzcafe.com. For your chance to win, email pics of the cute kids in your life to family@thewavemag.com.

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“Every child is an artist,� said acclaimed artist Pablo Picasso. Bring our your budding artist’s creative talents with classes at KidsArt in Los Altos. The KidsArt method believes anyone can learn how to draw, and takes a classical approach to art education – teaching children from ages four and up how to see in a new way. Classes include basic drawing and painting techniques, plus landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and much more.

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Think of this as like a Crossroads Trading Co. just for the kiddie style set. This great store allows parents to save big bucks on popular kids clothing brands such as Gymboree, Gap, Old Navy and more. Plus there’s great deals to be had on toys from big-name companies like Fisher Price and Leap Frog. Great savings are also to be had on those all-important Halloween costumes – the owners have been buying them up all year, and have over 150 costumes to choose from. For first pick, be there at 10am on Sat., 12 September. TW


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At The Fencing Center, one could try their hand at three different weapons: Foil, epee or sabre. Foil and epee are both point weapons, whereas sabre is a blade weapon. For foil, scoring is achieved by the number of contacts you make on your opponent with the point, the target area being the torso only. Epee is very similar to foil but has a bigger bell guard around it that covers the hand, and has open targeting, meaning your opponent may strike wherever they choose. With sabre, it is fair game as well. The fencer may choose to fix the blade anywhere upon the opponent. Both sabre and foil also have a rule called right-of-way, where the person who starts the attack has priority, and the opposing side must defend. “It’s a very physical sport, but you have to think too,” Botenhagen says.

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California State Games. He is Michael Botenhagen, and he is a fencer. Although he holds an impressive resume of over 24 years of competitive fencing experience, Botenhagen’s niche remains as a coach and teacher at The Fencing Center in San Jose. “The competition thing is OK, but I like teaching it,” he says. “I like seeing the light bulb come on inside somebody’s head when they begin to understand the technique and realize that they can do this.” The Fencing Center, where Botenhagen remains vice president, is a nonprofit club born in 1981 that caters to all ages and levels, from beginners

The Fencing Center offers an array of classes for both young and old. “There’s beginning foil and beginning epee... we cover all three weapons for beginners,” he says. “There is also advanced and private sessions for those who want to compete in tournaments.” Classes are taught by one of their five coaches, and consist of learning fencing history, stretching techniques, movement, proper technique of holding the sword and maneuvering it, and how to make a good touch. Beginners are encouraged to challenge themselves and move forth with their fencing endeavors if desired. “We don’t want someone to wallow in the playground too long, so after beginning classes they’ll start learning technique,” he explains. “We try to promote training sessions later on, and individual lessons for those who want it.” Botenhagen also encourages girls to get involved and take a swing at it. “I think it’s a great sport for girls,” Botenhagen adds. “It’s a good venue for girls to find their power and compete on more of a level playing field. Fencing is a combat sport that doesn’t matter whether you’re bigger and stronger – it doesn’t take much to get poked with a sword.” TW The Fencing Center, 110 Stockton Ave., San Jose (408) 298-8230 www.fencing.com.


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hen Rob Anue wakes up in the morning and walks to his kitchen for a cup of tea, he’s not alone. Far from it. In fact, in an average morning on his San Jose property, he might run into half a dozen or more people, not all of which are his family members. On Anue’s property are his main house, a cottage of sorts a hundred yards away, an extravagant treehouse (yes, someone lives in it), and three or so yurts, which are 20-foot diameter, dome-like structures. Anue is part of a small group in Silicon Valley (and the world) that is changing what it means to live in a functioning, active community. Since his time at Stanford University in 1980, Anue has been living in cooperative communities where multiple families and friends live together to form a collaborative, engaging social living environment. “I like having people around,� says Anue, a retired valley techie. “We humans still need tribe – we have family, tribe and nation – we’re missing the tribe, that level of connectedness. You lose a lot when you isolate.� Born in Minnesota, Anue grew up with six kids in his family, something he attributes to his comfort with and preference for living in large groups. After his co-operative housing experience in college – known as “hippie coops� – Anue continued the practice. About nine people currently live in his house or on his property, including his daughter Tenaya, who grew up in the collaborative community environment.

“I don’t remember living out of community,� the University of Pennsylvania sophomore says. “I love community living. There’s always people around, always stuff to do. People should know that there are other ways to live that are acceptable and healthy. I like my privacy a lot. But the challenge of community is developing something that has both. In a community you have to work together.� “I love the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’� she continues. “I got the best of role models in the community. I think it’s valuable. You have to deal on a day to day basis. You see your own dysfunctions, you learn about yourself.� While Anue was cohabitating at Stanford in the early ‘80s – thousands of miles away in Denmark, a similar development was taking FOUR KEY ELEMENTS OF COHOUSING 01 Future residents are key partners in the development 02 Community is long term 03 Communities feature extensive common facilities 04 Communities are self-managed


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place. On his walks home from the University of Copenhagen, Charles Durrett noticed something peculiar. Among the buildings that appeared to harbor no life, no activity, no sense of neighborhood, was a bustling, vibrant community that gathered regularly in its courtyard for picnics and other social activities. When Durrett asked a resident why that particular community was so vibrant, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a neighborhood we created â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to our own liking, as opposed to what developers wanted.â&#x20AC;? Durrett soon discovered that other communities like this (bofĂŚllesskab) had been springing up all over Denmark since the 1960s. He had a vision to bring this living community idea back to the United States. He and his wife Kathyrn McCamut (both architects) coined the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;cohousingâ&#x20AC;? in 1985, earning their place in the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Since that time, Durrett and his wife have designed 50 cohousing communities in the United States, with one currently in development in Mountain View. The first cohousing development in the US was created in 1991 by Durrett and his wife in Davis, Calif. Since then, cohousing developments have doubled every year. The recent economic downturn has put a damper on cohousingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation, as it has been lumped in with the rest of the housing market. But Durrett notes that out of 1,000 cohousing units in the US, only one was foreclosed on, and that was five years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cohousing, in essence, is a situation where 20 to 30 households create a custom, suitable neighborhood,â&#x20AC;? Durrett says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a neighborhood set up so inhabitants can regularly cooperate.â&#x20AC;? The idea is fairly simplistic: design a neighborhood where the residents are forced to run into each other more often. How does one do that? Again, simple: Driveways are set up at both ends of the street, forcing residents to park and walk to their houses. This creates more pedestrian space for huge gardens, countless fruit trees, swimming pool area, etc., but still allows residents a private house and backyard.

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Craig Ragland, executive director of the Cohousing Association of Amercia, describes cohousing as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Form of custom neighborhood, a type of collaborative housing, almost DIY neighborhood. In Silicon Valley I guess you could call it open source living.â&#x20AC;? Ragland currently lives in a self-developed community in Seattle (designed, of course, by Durrett), made up of 13 families, each of who own a private house on the 11 acres. In the center is a shared common house that features a cafe, kitchen, dining room, laundry facilities, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; room, guest rooms, and living rooms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interaction is expected, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about being hermits,â&#x20AC;? Ragland says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community is more dynamic, driven by the lives that live there â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if someone discovers a new hobby and is excited about it, likely it will spread.â&#x20AC;? For instance, Raglandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife became interested in ceramics, a hobby that caught on in the community. A room was soon set up in the common house with a kiln and potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Society in general has become people who embrace stuff that takes us away from community and turns us into consumers. We need that tribe back.â&#x20AC;?

Furthermore, a common house is constructed in the center of the community, which houses expansive community facilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cafe, dining room, large kitchen, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room, laundry, TV room, and more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of which leads to social interaction within the community.

Those going against the grain of the typical nuclear family scenario are a group of people who share a common passion to live outside of the norm, and to explore new ways of alternative living, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in treehouse, a yurt or or a cohousing development. TW

Durrett currently lives in a 34-unit cohousing development his firm designed in Nevada, Calif. He says typical units can cost $150,000 to $350,000. Expenses over the long run, he notes, are drastically fewer than that of a nuclear family. For instance, a $77,000 pool area was constructed at his development. Instead of paying the full price, the cost was divided up within the 34 households. The community owns one lawnmower, instead of 34 individual lawnmowers, and has built an 800-square-foot woodshop with tools that few single homes could afford.

Charles Durrett will be speaking in support of his new book Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living, at Stanford University on Oct. 1 and at Books Inc. in Mountain View on Oct. 1. www.booksinc.net For more on Kathyrn McCamut and Charles Durrett, go to www.mccamant-durrett.com The Cohousing Association of the United States www.cohousing.org


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CULINARY COLLEGE EPICUREAN CULINARY ARTS 8500 Melrose Ave., San Jose (408) 659-5990 www.epicureanschool.com Students seeking professional training come to Epicurean after extensively researching cooking schools and choose us for our excellent reputation and experienced staff. Immediate hands on training.

SCHOOL OF DENTAL ASSN. 1870 Alum Rock, San Jose (408) 258-0800 www.americanbci.com Most of the participant’s training is hands-on. This individualized training requires small class sizes and ABCi maintains an instructor-to-student ratio of 1 instructor to 15 students, and a computer-to-student ratio of 1 computer per student.

MODERN TV 1228 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. B, San Jose (408) 293-1330 www.moderntvonline.com We can provide the home theater system you dream about. Whether it’s a dedicated theater with plush seating and a big screen, or a family room with a slim plasma TV and speakers built into the walls, we have the solution for you.

PALO ALTO HARDWARE 875 Alma St., Palo Alto (650) 327-7222 www.paloaltohardware.com At Palo Alto Hardware, “living green” is more than just a catchphrase. We work hard to put into place systems and programs that are environmentally friendly as we run our business.

PALMER CHIROPRACTIC WEST 90 E. Tasman, San Jose (408) 994-6000 www.palmer.edu The Palmer Center for Business Development is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation through educational programs bridging academic training, clinical skills and business.

A-1 SELF STORAGE (Four San Jose Locations) 1415 Old Oakland Rd.; 2900 Monterey Rd.; 131 Baroni Ave.; 3260 S. Bascom Ave. (800) 210-8979 www.a1storage.com Save money with A-1 Self Storage! Affordable pricing for personal and business needs. WOODWORKING CENTER THE SAWDUST SHOP 452 Oakmead Pkwy., Sunnyvale (408) 992-1004 www. sawdustshop.com The Sawdust Shop is a unique woodworking center located in the heart of Silicon Valley, combining a do-ityourself woodshop, a woodworking store, and woodworking classes all under one roof.

ACPWC (408) 227-2792 www.acpwc.com The Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC) is a National Organization celebrating 18 years of industry experience. They provide a comprehensive training and certification program for Wedding Consultants. ACPWC offers personalized training courses and extended weekend classes for people who would like to become Wedding Consultants or Church/Facility Coordinators. San Jose class begins April 2009. TA X AT I O N & AC C O U N T I N G H & R BLOCK TAX SCHOOL 465 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (408) 720-8654 www.hrblock.com As part of a family of diverse financial services companies, H&R Block offers career opportunities tax preparers, front office, administration, and customer service. TRUCK DRIVING

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CAREER TRAINING BARBER COLLEGE: AMERICAN BARBER COLLEGE 5707 S. Vermont Ave, San Jose (408) 778-3812 Training topics covered: Shop Management, Hair Cutting and Styling, Anatomy and Physiology of the Body, Bones & Circulation, Hair Color & Designing. Students offer all services to the public at an affordable price. FURNITURE ALL WORLD FURNITURE 981 Stockton Ave, San Jose (408)292-6833 www. allworldfurniture.com All World Furniture Inc. was started over six years ago and now has a one of the largest modern, contemporary furniture showrooms with attached warehouse in the San Francisco Bay Area.

BARTENDING: AMERICAN BARTENDING 252 Ross St., Fifth Floor, San Jose (408) 532-9222 www.barschool.com The nation’s oldest and largest bartending school specializing in training and job placement of bartenders. Over 38 years in business in the Bay Area. Offering one- and two-week sessions teach from mixology to garnishing in a full cocktail lounge classroom, plus job placement services. Call for class schedule. B E AU T Y S C H O O L

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VO C AT I O N A L C O L L E G E NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCATIONAL COLLEGE 143 E. Virginia St., Ste. C, San Jose (408) 971-6282 www.ncvcollege.com Northern California Vocational College offers training with all programs required state licensed or locally permit required: CNA/HHA (Certified Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aid), Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Assistant, Cosmetology, Esthetician, Manicuring, Construction General B, Electrical C-10, Plumbing C-36, Landscaping C-27. Contact us today!


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PHOTOGRAPHERS GOODEYE PHOTOGRAPHY + DESIGN Serving the Bay Area and Beyond (408) 431-4808 www.goodeyephotography.com Specializing in a candid style, GoodEye will not only leave you with a wedding album that will be the envy of your friends, but make the whole experience effortless and enjoyable. GoodEye’s photojournalistic approach will connect with you and your guests in a way that makes every shot look natural. What makes GoodEye stand out from the rest? Genuine talent and a passion to perfectly capture your momentous day.

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Active Mind & Body Vitality Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 25 Aesthetics Research Center. . . . . . 29 Alexian Extended Medical Clinic .25 Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Bai Tong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bella Saratoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Birk’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Blinky’s Can’t Say. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bliss Parties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Blowfish Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Blue Rock BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Branham Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Calafia Cafe & Market a Go-Go . . .40 California Billiard Club . . . . . . . . . . 53 Calmar Bicycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Camera Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Capers Eat & Drink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cars For Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Casa de Cobre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Char’s Hair Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Chardonnay II Santa Cruz. . . . . . . . 67 Chavez Supermarkets. . . . . . . . . . . 47 Children’s Discovery Museum. . . .60 Cinelux Theatres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 City Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Classic Car Wash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Cocoa Jeans / Moda Divina . . . . . . 21 College Financial Consultants. . . . 61 Continental Lenders . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 CreaTV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Crossroads Trading Co. . . . . . . . . . . 20 Crowne Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 D’Vine Wine & Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dive Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Downtown San Mateo Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Dr. Hoang K. Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Dr. Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Dr. Michael Bouzid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dr. Pedram Malek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dr. Preete Bhanot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dr. Robert Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 El Paseo Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Emerge MediSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Emerge MediSpa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Eternal Beauty Medical Clinic . . . . 11 eWomen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Fahrenheit UltraLounge. . . . . . . . . 39 Fibbar Magee’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Fish Market Restaurant, The. . . . .48 Five Branches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Flaming Fresco Restauant . . . . . . .40 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 GoodEye Photography + Design . 21 Goosetown Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Grass Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Great Jump Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Green Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Guglielmo Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Infobayarea.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Jane Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Japantown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Jeanine Brown Photo Design . . . . 50 Justina Azcueta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kid to Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Kimberly Cockerham M.D.. . . . . . .25 Kumon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 La Paloma Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lekha School of Creative Writing. . . 59 Letter Champ - LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Lisa’s Tea Treasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 LJM Legal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Loan Source, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Loft Bar & Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Los Gatos Family Dentistry . . . . . . 29 Los Gatos Health & Fitness . . . . . . 26 Loui Loui Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Maceio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Madhuban Indian Cuisine . . . . . . .40 Magic Tan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Maple Tree Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Mathscore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Miramar Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Mix 106.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Mizu Japanese Restaurant. . . . . . . 37 Molly Magee’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mosaic Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Off Ramp, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 OFJCC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Picasso’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Pierre Silber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Place of Bliss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Planet Orange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pleasures from the Heart. . . . . . . . 20 Pompeii Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Premier Door Services. . . . . . . . . . . 71 Ray’s Ultimate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Rejuve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Renaissance Faire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Roaring Camp Railroads. . . . . . . . . 57 Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum . . . 10 Rosie McCann’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Sakoon Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Salon Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company. . . . . . . . . . 30 San Jose BMW Motorcycles. . . . . . . 9 San Jose Earthquakes . . . . . . . . . . . 11 San Jose Earthquakes . . . . . . . . . . . 31 San Jose Flea Market. . . . . . . . . . . . 63 San Jose Redevelopment Agency . . . . .13, 71 San Jose Redevelopment Agency 71 San Jose Repertory Theatre. . . . . . 76 San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Santa Cruz Big Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 San Vitum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Scandalous Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Scandalous Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Signature Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Silvercreek Sportsplex . . . . . . . . . .64 Silvercreek Sportsplex . . . . . . . . . .68 Sneha Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Snip-Its. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Soula Power Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Spa Joli at University Mission Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Spencer’s Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Spinnaker Sailing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Stamps.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 SuperSlow Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Surrogates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Tandoori Oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Taste of Morgan Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 This Organik Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Trailsloggers Outdoor Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ultimate Potential. . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Vegetarian House International. . 45 Voila Hair Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Wahoo’s Fish Tacos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Waiters on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Westpark Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Whiteout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Wine Room, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 W Silicon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Yan-Can Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Zeytoun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

PHOTO CREDITS 1, Michael Botenhagen / By Chris Schmauch, 3, Josh Shipp / Courtesy of Josh Shipp, Michael Botenhagen / By Chris Schmauch, Monty Python’s Spamalot / By Joan Marcus, Morgan Hill Mushroom / By Chris Schmauch, Pork Belly - Sent Sovi / By Chris Schmauch, Rob Anue / By Chris Schmauch, Spa room duo / Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Vinters Festival / Courtesy of iStock, Blueberry frozen yogurt / Courtesy of Yogurtland, 8, Colin Beavan at Market / Courtesy of No Impact Man, 10, Frontline SMS - phone / Courtesy of Frontline SMS, 12, Culann’s Hounds celbit band / Courtesy of Culann’s Hounds, Vegetables from Farmer’s Market / By Chris Schmauch, Pick-a-pocket woman at Harvest Festival / Courtesy of Harvest Festival, Fall fashion show at Santana Row / Courtesy of Santana Row, Blueberry frozen yogurt / Courtesy of Yogurtland, 14, Booksmart / By Chris Schmauch, D’Vine Wine & Jazz / By Chris Schmauch, Material Pleasure / By Chris Schmauch, This Organik Life / By Chris Schmauch, Morgan Hill Mushroom / By Chris Schmauch, 15, Car show / By Jorge A. Briones II, Magpie / By Chris Schmauch, 16, D’Vine / By Chris Schmauch, Glory Days / By Chris Schmauch, Hot Java / By Chris Schmauch, Poppy / By Chris Schmauch, Ricatoni’s / By Chris Schmauch, The Cupcake Shop / By Chris Schmauch, 18, Bottles / Courtesy of Satori Cellars, Guglielmo Winery / By Chris Schmauch, 20, UsTrendy Website / Courtesy of Sam Sisakhti, , UsTrendy founder Sam Sisakhti / Courtesy of Sam Sisakhti, 21, Alta / By Chris Schmauch, 22, La Belle pilates studio / Courtesy of La Belle Day Spas, Spa room duo / Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, 24, Spa Lobby / Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, 34, Spamalot / Courtesy of Joan Marcus, Wiz / Courtesy of Turner Classics, 35, Hui Ilima’s 50th Annual Luau / Courtesy of Hui Ilima’s 50th Annual Luau, San Jose Mariachi Festival / Courtesy of San Jose Mariachi Festival, The 13th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch / Courtesy of Keay, Vinters Festival / Courtesy of iStock, 36, Pork Belly - Sent Sovi / By Chris Schmauch, 38, Wine Cellar / By Chris Schmauch, 42, Fahrenheit / By Chris Schmauch, 50, Cobre SJ Mariachi Festival / Courtesy of San Jose Mariachi Festival, 51, Los Lobos / Courtesy of BGP Presents, 52, Joan Baez / Courtesy of Montalvo, 54, Monty Python’s Spamalot / By Joan Marcus, 55, Treasure Island / Courtesy of Joyce Goldschmid, 58, Northern California Renaissance Faire / Courtesy of Northern California Renaissance Faire, 56, Josh Shipp / Courtesy of Josh Shipp, 60, Antique Autos in History Park / Courtesy of Antique Autos in History Park, 64, Baby Loves Disco / Courtesy of Baby Loves Disco, Malia / Courtesy of Dina Saiz, Student and Dolphin / Courtesy of KidsArt, 66, Michael Botenhagen / By Chris Schmauch, Palo Alto Bicycles / By Chris Schmauch, 68, Yurt / By Chris Schmauch, 70, Rob Anue / By Chris Schmauch

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The Wave Magazine - Volume 09, Issue 14: September 11-29, 2009  

It's All About Morgan Hill & Gilroy, Rosewood Resort, Fencing, Yurts and Community Living, Top 50 Events, Pork Belly Dining, Mariachi Festiv...

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