Council kills grocery store proposals
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Council kills grocery
store proposals
site: a 10,000- to 15,000-square-foot
“boutique size” grocery store built
opes for a new downtown beneath housing, 10 to 30 percent
grocery store were dimin- of which would be sold or rented at
ished Tuesday night when below market rate cost. The council
the City Council rejected two also wanted a long-term ground
proposals for building one on a lease with a “reasonable” financial
city-owned parking lot on Bryant return for the city.
Street.
In one of the rejected proposFollowing a
als — Drennan
recommendawould not say
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tion from city
which — the
staff, the council
developer proArnold comes to
rejected proposposed to buy the
Mountain View P.5
als from two difproperty, which
ferent developers,
did not fit the
Legacy Partners and Silverstone city’s requirements. “The other did
Communities. Each had submit- not propose to pay any rent for a
ted proposals for a “boutique size” number of years and rent was not
grocery store, with housing above, anywhere what we consider market
on a 1.45-acre city parking lot along rent or favorable rent,” Drennan
Bryant between Mercy and Califor- said.
nia streets.
See COUNCIL, page 8
Each proposal contained “unfavorable terms” for the city, which
wants to lease the property, said
the city’s real property manager
Dennis Drennan. He blamed the
unfavorable terms on a down real
estate market. Details of the rejected
proposals could not be disclosed, he
said.
“If the site were bigger and in a
more favorable market it would
make for a very interesting mixeduse project,” said Dean Martin,
development director of Legacy
By Daniel DeBolt
Partners. “I think it would be a winast year, legislators in
win for everybody.
Sacramento, facing a
“In the state and the country,
multi-billion-dollar
development is at a standstill. That
budget shortfall, ordered
essentially is why this development
California cities to cough up
is at a standstill. The returns just
millions — $3 million over
aren’t feasible however it would
two years for Mountain View
be financed. The bottom line is
alone — to help them make
it’s a very intriguing site for a new
up the difference.
development —it’s just not feasible
This year the state once
today.”
again faces a huge budget
The City Council did not make
shortfall, currently estimatany comments about the decision,
ed at $22 billion. But this
which was approved on the countime around the state’s cities,
cil’s consent calendar Tuesday. Previously, the council laid out the city’s
See CITIES, page 9
requirement for development of the
By Daniel DeBolt
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MICHELLE LE
HANDS IN THE AIR:
Eris Man and her daughter Sophia, center, wave their arms last Friday at the Mountain View Library during a
program where sign language and singing are used to promote literacy and development among babies and
toddlers. See full story in HEALTH & FITNESS, P.12.
Schools line up for federal dollars
EDUCATORS NOT ENTHUSED ABOUT ‘RACE TO THE TOP’ PROGRAM
— BUT COVET ITS MUCH-NEEDED FUNDING
By Kelsey Mesher
L
ast week school districts
around the state decided
whether they would move
forward in applying for a piece
of $4.35 billion in federal
stimulus money — all of it earmarked for states with “ambitious” and “achievable” plans to
improve public education.
Though some districts have
elected to opt out of what’s
being called “Race to the Top”
funding, including those in Los
Altos, Palo Alto and Cupertino,
both of Mountain View’s school
districts submitted paperwork
Friday to keep them in the running.
The money will be distributed to states in two phases over
the next year, although who
qualifies for the funds, and how
much money could ultimately
reach the Mountain View districts, is still unclear. California
as a state is eligible to receive up
INSIDE
to $700 million.
What local administrators
have said for certain is that they
don’t want to close the door on
possible funding.
“There are a lot of unknowns,”
said Mountain View Whisman
“I’d rather keep our
place in line and our
options open rather
than closing our
options right now.”
BARRY GROVES
School District Superintendent
Maurice Ghysels at a district
board meeting last week. One
unknown is whether or not the
state of California will receive
a share of the money, and if it
does how it will be allocated.
“Our reasoning is going to
be that we go forward with it
because we could always back
out,” he said.
Administrators in the Mountain View-Los Altos School
District had a similar stance.
“It keeps us a place in line,”
said Superintendent Barry
Groves. “I’d rather keep our
place in line and our options
open rather than closing our
options right now.”
Trustees of the MVWSD
board also pointed out that opting out of Race to the Top could
upset school supporters.
“I think it would be very difficult for people in our community to hear that we turned down
potential money and (then) we
made any cuts from the budget,”
said trustee Ellen Wheeler.
An added layer of complication
is recent legislation in Sacramento
See SCHOOLS, page 11
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■ FEATURES
Governor
visits local
tech firm
VTA transit
cuts go into
effect
Staff Reports
SCHWARZENEGGER TOUTS
JOBS PLAN DURING TRIP
TO COBALT BIOFUELS ON
CLYDE AVENUE
C
hanges to light rail and bus
schedules in Santa Clara
County — prompted by
state transit funding cuts — went
into effect on Monday, Jan. 11, the
Santa Clara Valley Transportation
Authority announced.
As a result, early morning or late
night service was cut from many
routes, while other routes also experienced daytime changes.
In Mountain View, service reductions were implemented for the
light rail service and several bus
lines:
■ Line 22: Several schedule
changes made.
■ Line 34: The 3:15 p.m. eastbound and 3:43 p.m. westbound
trips were discontinued.
■ Line 35: Weekday 7:40 p.m.
and 10:09 p.m. northbound trips
and 5:44 a.m. southbound trip were
discontinued, Sunday 7:23 p.m.
northbound trip was discontinued,
other changes made.
■ Line 40: Weekday 5:30 a.m.
southbound trip was discontinued,
Saturday 6:35 p.m. southbound trip
was discontinued, Sunday 6:51 p.m.
northbound and 6:27 p.m. southbound trips were discontinued,
other changes made.
■ Line 51: The 5:47 a.m. southbound trip was discontinued.
Minor schedule changes were be
made.
■ Line 104: This route now operates two trips in each direction.
■ Line 522: On weekdays, some
early morning eastbound trips were
consolidated and other schedule
changes made.
■ Light Rail: On weekdays, the
1:40 p.m. northbound and 10:04
a.m. southbound trips were discontinued. On weekends, the 5:08 a.m.
northbound trip was discontinued.
Other schedule adjustments were
made.
The VTA also introduced a new
bus route, Line 200, which has two
bus trips leaving the Baypointe Station between 11 p.m. and midnight
and ending in downtown Mountain View.
Full details on new route schedules in all of the VTA’s service areas
can be found at www.vta.org/servicereductions. The agency’s Customer Service Center can be reached
at (408) 321-2300.
V
By Daniel DeBolt
G
JAMES TENSUAN
Sean Patterson rides the KwickCart along Castro Street looking for clients who want a free ride.
Pedal-powered taxis roll down Castro
By Daniel DeBolt
T
he latest form of transit
in downtown Mountain
View may be low-tech,
but it also seems a perfect fit for
these modern times, being easy
on both the environment and
the pocketbook.
A company calling itself KwickCart has started operating two
pedal-powered taxis, or pedicabs,
around the downtown area on
weekend evenings, taking people
to and from their homes, businesses and the downtown train
station. Passengers pay nothing
but a tip, which drivers solely rely
on for their wages.
The company makes its money
by displaying advertising on each
of its three-wheeled cabs, which
can hold two passengers — three
if they’re small.
Last weekend, KwickCart
began a weekly service between
7 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Friday
and Saturday nights in which
two pedicabs operate downtown
simultaneously. Before launching the regular service, the company tested the waters during the
city’s Art and Wine Festival and
Thursday Night Live events held
downtown last year.
So far it is hard to tell how
much demand there is, but
founder and president Caanan
Meagher said that “We expect
Mountain View will be one of
our busiest cities.” The company
already operates pedicabs in
Campbell and Los Gatos.
“The most common thing so
far is people want a ride to or
from their house,” Meagher said.
“People that live maybe five blocks
away — maybe they live on Calderon and want a ride to Castro
— call us up to get a ride.”
Meagher said his “environmentally friendly” business is
trying to become certified by the
county as a green business. There
isn’t much room to improve in
this regard, but he said “We need
to make sure we’re printing on
both sides of our paper.”
To arrange a ride in a KwickCart pedicab, call (408) 8582278. The company has a Web
site at www.kwickcart.com, as
well as a Facebook page.
V
South Bay quake felt across Peninsula
Staff Reports
T
he U.S. Geological Survey reported that an
earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 struck last Thursday morning, Jan. 7 near Milpitas. Its brief tremors could be
felt in Mountain View and as
far north as San Francisco.
According to the USGS, the
earthquake occurred at 10:09
a.m., was centered six miles
east-northeast of Milpitas and
eight miles north-northeast of
Alum Rock, and had a depth of
5.6 miles. It was followed by a
small 1.6-magnitude quake in
the same location at 10:22 a.m.
Both quakes followed another, 2.8-magnitude quake that
occurred Wednesday night
in the same area, near the
intersection of the Calaveras
and Hayward faultlines, David
Oppenheimer of the Geological Survey told KCBS radio.
Another cluster of small quakes
occurred the following day.
Oppenheimer said residents
have no reason to worry about
the quakes, as they are not
typically foreshocks of a larger
temblor.
“Not every magnitude-4
earthquake is followed by a
magnitude-8 earthquake,” he
said.
The Geological Survey maintains a map of recent quakes on
its Web site at earthquake.usgs.
gov.
V
ov. Arnold Schwarzenegger came to Mountain
View on Tuesday morning with the idea of promoting
his green jobs initiative — and
local green-tech company Cobalt
Biofuels was deemed the perfect
setting for it.
Mayor Ronit Bryant welcomed
Schwarzenegger to Cobalt’s Clyde
Avenue facility, where the governor
stated that “in December, when
I was asked what my New Year’s
resolution is, I said, ‘Jobs, jobs,
jobs.’ That’s what it’s all about. It’s
just bringing jobs back.”
Cobalt, which claims to have produced a revolutionary new biofuel,
plans to have a new manufacturing
facility built by 2012. The company
says its new facility will create 1,300
new jobs.
Schwarzenegger hopes that new
policies in his jobs initiative will
lead to the creation of 100,000 new
jobs statewide and job training for
140,000. Among the initiative’s
incentives for growing business,
it eliminates sales taxes on “green
tech manufacturing equipment.”
“I want to send a very clear message to all the companies here in
California and to the CEOs and to
the innovators, the entrepreneurs,
that if you invest in a clean future
then we, California, will invest
in you and in your company,”
Schwarzenegger said Tuesday.
Schwarzenegger held up Cobalt
as an example of the sort of company that can lift California out of
the recession while simultaneously
helping the state meet emissions
reductions goals. Cobalt has developed a “third generation” biofuel
called Biobutanol, which the company says is 85 percent cleaner and
less expensive than gasoline, less
expensive to produce than other
biofuels, and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
CEO Rick Wilson described his
company’s product as “drop-in
compatible for engines and current
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Lisa D. Twardowski ............................125
Joshua R. Tyler .................................1000
Al & Marcia Vierra ..............................**
Jonathon Wiener ..............................100
S. & S. Wu ..........................................500
Donna Yobs ........................................500
Edward M. Yu ......................................500
Tom & Betty Zeidel..............................**
Feng Zhou ...........................................100
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Gordon grandchildren .........................**
Dean & Alyce Gorgolynski..................**
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In memory of
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My beloved dad, Leonard C. Boos ..100
Sally H. Corley.......................................50
Kathryn Gibbons ...................................**
Emily Goulart .......................................100
Jo Harrison............................................**
Henry Hennings, Jr. .............................50
Sarah Ish ...............................................**
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Vincent Scally .......................................50
Rosemary Stasek ...............................500
Kate Wakerly ......................................100
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A man brandishing a knife
robbed the Wells Fargo Bank
on Castro Street on Monday
morning before fleeing into
nearby Pioneer Park, police
reported.
Police received a call on the
incident at 11:02 a.m., after the
robber approached a teller and
displayed a knife with a five-inch
blade. He then fled into Pioneer
Park, police say, getting away
with an undisclosed amount of
cash. No one was injured.
The suspect is described as
Asian, just under 6 feet tall, of
medium build and wearing a
green jacket. He wore a hood
over his head, which may have
shielded his face from security
cameras.
Anyone with information
about the crime is asked to call
police at (650) 903-6344. Tips
can be made anonymously.
GUNMEN ROB CIG
STORE ON EL CAMINO
Police are looking for three
armed men who robbed a Cigarette Express on Friday afternoon in front of customers.
Police received a call about
the robbery at 12:47 p.m. Friday,
after three masked men, two
carrying semiautomatic handguns, demanded cash from the
28-year-old male clerk working
in the store at 1313 W. El Camino Real next to the Alibi bar.
As two customers looked on,
the clerk gave the robbers an
undisclosed amount from the
store’s cash register and safe. No
one was injured.
Police said the three suspects were described as African
American, of medium build
and height (the tallest was about
6 feet tall), of unknown age and
dressed in dark clothing. Anyone with information about the
robbery is asked to call police
at (650) 903-6344. Tips may be
made anonymously.
POLICE: PAROLEE ‘UP TO
NO GOOD’
A parolee allegedly equipped
for assault and burglary was
taken off the street by a cop conducting a routine “bar check” on
Friday night.
At 7:10 p.m. on Jan. 8, a police
officer came across Mountain
View man Jeffrey Bryant, 43, at
the Office Bar at 820 E. El Camino Real. Bryant identified himself as someone on parole, which
allowed the officer to search his
backpack, said Mountain View
police spokesperson Liz Wylie.
“Concealed in his backpack
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was an operable stun gun,” Wylie
said, “plus a 13-inch wooden
billy club.” Police also found
a vial containing 2.3 grams of
methamphetamine and an illegal
“shaved key” commonly used to
break into cars, Wylie said, as well
as a police scanner and binoculars.
“He was up to no good for
sure.”
Bryant was charged with several counts of possession and a
parole violation, and was ineligible for bail.
— Daniel DeBolt
MAN INJURED IN
CALDERON FIRE
A household in the “Avalon at
Creekside” apartment complex
has been displaced following a
one-alarm fire last Friday that left
the affected unit uninhabitable
and injured one resident, the Fire
Department reported.
At approximately 8:47 a.m.
Friday, the Mountain View Fire
Department responded to a 911
call to 151 Calderon Ave. that was
placed by an apartment manager.
Upon arriving, firefighters found
smoke pouring out of the front
door of one of the units. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, said department
spokesperson Jamie Garrett.
Garrett said one resident suffered from non-life threatening
burns during the fire and was
transported to a local hospital.
The unit affected by the fire
is currently uninhabitable, she
said.
— Kelsey Mesher
FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY
ON HOPE STREET
A one-alarm fire at a Mountain View home Saturday night
caused an estimated $50,000
in damage, a fire department
spokesperson said. The residents
were home when the fire started
but were able to escape without
injury.
When firefighters arrived at
519 Hope St. at about 11:45 p.m.
Saturday, they found the home
engulfed in flames, with black
smoke emanating from the front
of the residence and the roof.
Firefighters quickly controlled
the blaze, but the home was
declared uninhabitable and the
residents were displaced. The
roof and drywall will have to be
replaced, fire spokesman Lynn
Brown said.
Investigators have determined
the fire was accidental, but are
working to pinpoint the exact
cause.
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modifications.”
Under Schwarzenegger’s plan,
first unveiled in his State of
the State address last week,
employers will receive a $3,000
tax credit for hiring previously unemployed workers and
a reimbursement for the cost
of training them. The governor
says the two incentives can save
an employer the equivalent of
the taxes paid for one employee
in a year.
The plan also includes a
streamlining of permit processes
for new buildings “to get shovels
in the ground,” an extension
of the first-time homebuyer
tax credit, and “tort reform to
eliminate frivolous lawsuits that
hurt businesses and kill jobs,”
Schwarzenegger said.
“We can’t afford to sit back
and to wait for the world economy to come back,” he said during his press conference at
Cobalt. “We can’t wait for
Washington to come up with a
master plan on how to bring
jobs back. We have to be responsible for creating jobs.”
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The Santa Clara County Board
of Supervisors on Tuesday elected
Supervisor Ken Yeager as its new
president, replacing Mountain
View representative Liz Kniss.
In a statement, Yeager said, “Given the recession, the county faces
huge problems, but I believe we are
up to the challenge.” He will discuss
his ideas for the year at his State of
the County address on Jan. 26.
Yeager was elected to the board
in June 2006 and was vice president
last year. Previously he served six
years on the San Jose City Council
and two terms as a trustee of the San
Jose Evergreen Community College
District. He chairs the finance and
government operations committee
COUNCIL
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A new grocery store has long been
a wish of downtown residents. In
2005, residents held a candlelight
vigil when the city decided to lease
a similarly sized space under the
Bryant Street parking garage to
Longs Drugs instead of Zanotto’s, a
San Jose-based grocery store which
wanted a subsidy to occupy the
space.
When asked if there was still
interest from grocery stores to
occupy such a space downtown,
and acts as vice chair of the health
and hospital committee.
The first openly gay elected official in the county, Yeager received a
bachelor’s degree in political science
from San Jose State University and
a master’s degree in sociology and a
doctorate in education from Stanford University.
— Bay City News
COUNTY’S ONLINE
TOOL CALCULATES
PROPERTY TAXES
The county tax assessor’s office
has created an online tool designed
to help homebuyers and real estate
agents quickly estimates a property’s taxes.
When estimating property taxes
Martin said, “Sure, I think there
is a genuine interest, but I think
because of the timing everyone is
uncertain to commit.”
In a letter to the council, downtown resident Julie Lovins expressed
concern that the city had not gotten
enough input about what the community wanted in a downtown
grocery store, and questioned why a
larger store couldn’t be built on 1.45
acres.
Perhaps alluding to the environmental benefit of having a popular
grocery store within walking distance of downtown residents, she
before a purchase, “There are a lot
of calculations that go on and it
can be confusing,” said David Ginsborg, spokesman for the county
assessor. This tool creates “a nifty
little estimate for you.”
The online tool can be found on
the assessor’s Web site at www.sccassessor.org/ste. A property address,
purchase date and purchase price
are required before the tool calculates a property owner’s annual tax
bill and tax increases over the next
two years.
When someone buys a home,
“Often it is the case that taxes are
not figured out and it’s a bit of a surprise,” Ginsborg said. “This helps
eliminate some of that surprise.”
— Daniel DeBolt
wrote, “We cannot afford not to
have a reasonably full-service grocery store downtown.”
Moving forward with a downtown grocery store may require a
serious look at when the “optimum
time” might be in light of the real
estate market, Drennan said.
“What we’re going to do is go
back to the council in the next three
months of this calendar year for
further analysis, further discussion
and further direction,” he said.
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including Mountain View,
have decided to shore up
their resources by proposing
a constitutional amendment
to protect them from any
further money grabs by the
state.
The League of California
Cities is hoping to gather
650,000 signatures statewide
by April 15 to place the
amendment on the ballot,
which is designed to address
a real and imminent danger,
say Mountain View city officials, that the state will again
take money from them to
balance its budget.
“The feeling is they will
do anything they can to find
money rather than do what’s
hard to do, which is raise
taxes,” said City Council
member Mike Kasperzak,
who is also second vice
president of the League of
California Cities.
With a looming state budget deficit, “They are going
to have to get more creative than they have been,”
Kasperzak said. “The governor is talking about taking
away the Prop. 42 gas tax.
Part of that goes to cities for
roads. He can abolish it and
propose a different tax that
goes to the state. They could
take hotel taxes, utility taxes
and redevelopment authority
funds.”
Mountain View, already
facing an estimated $4 million budget deficit for the fiscal year starting July 1, may
have to resort to employee
layoffs after significantly
cutting services last year.
To prevent the state from
adding to the city’s financial woes, the constitutional
amendment would “prohibit
the state from taking, borrowing or redirecting local
taxpayer funds dedicated
to public safety, emergency
response and other vital local
government services,” which
include public transportation, the ballot measure says.
It also ensures “once and for
all that our gas taxes go to
fund road improvements.”
The full text can be read at
www.savelocalservices.com.
For their part in putting
the constitutional amendment on the ballot, Kasperzak said, San Francisco and
its neighboring cities in San
Mateo and Santa Clara counties hope to gather 25,000
signatures by April 15 with
the help of volunteers, and
thousands more with paid
signature gatherers. Those
interested in helping the
effort can email Rebecca
Elliott at [email protected]
or look for a petition gatherer at the grocery store, post
office or farmer’s market.
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Wednesday Study Groups, 10:00 a.m.
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Mark Zamen, an author and
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died Jan. 3 after a 19-year battle
with cancer. He was 58.
Zamen was born Dec. 15, 1951.
After serving in the U.S. Army from
1969 to 1975, he earned a bachelor’s
in English from San Jose State. In
1980, he earned a master’s in Mass
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View for 35 years.
Throughout his long battle with
chronic lymphocytic leukemia,
Zamen enjoyed his passions of
hiking, backpacking, and writing,
according to family. In 2009, he
published “Broken Saints,” a novel
about a Vietnam veteran struggling
with religion, mental illness and
sexual orientation.
He is survived by his wife, Jamie
Zamen, and daughter, Becca
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the design of the program.
“This is really a bad way
to run education reform,”
Groves said at his district’s
Monday board meeting,
which the state needed to
referring to fact that the
pass to become eligible for
Race to the Top funds would
the federal funding. Among
be one-time dollars. “What
the legislation are
California educasome controversial
tion needs is real
reforms allowing
reform with real
Despite the rush to make the
parents of students
dollars behind it.”
in failing schools
The curstate eligible for Race to the Top rent budget
to demand changcrunch
es in their district,
puts added presfunds, some educators don’t
or even to send
sure on school distheir children to think California will receive any tricts to apply for
neighboring, highthe funds. Last
er-achieving disweek, Gov. Arnold
funds from the first round of
tricts.
Schwarzenegger
distribution.
Several promilaid out his pronent educational
posed budget for
or g a n i z a t i on s ,
the next fiscal
including the Association of in Sacramento on Tuesday. year. Though he vowed to
California Administrators, She reported hearing that “protect” K-12 education
the California School Boards some Race to the Top orga- from further cuts, MVLA
Association and the Cali- nizers are pleased the funds administrators said they will
fornia Teachers Association, have spurred reform already still be balancing a budget
opposed the final bills.
— even though no money has with $2.1 million less than
Despite the rush to make been distributed.
this year. The MVWSD faces
the state eligible for Race to
Locally, administrators are similar cuts.
the Top funds, some educa- continuing to process the
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wenty-one-month-old Sophia Shing stands
at the front of a room filled with well over
100 parents, infants and toddlers at the
Mountain View Library, enthusiastically following along with the music and motions.
She waves her hands in the air and stomps her
feet, mimicking leader Jan Torpy. She even turns
around to face her peers, like Torpy’s little helper.
But her mother, Eris Man, said she was not
always so outgoing.
“In the beginning when I would bring her to the
library she would cry a lot,” she said, adding that
ever since her daughter attended programs like
Torpy’s, there has “absolutely” been improvement
in Sophia’s development.
Torpy is an early intervention specialist for the
Santa Clara County Office of Education who
teaches an Early Start program for special needs
children. Every Friday this month at the downtown
library, she is teaching an expanded version of her
classes, “Song, Signs and Books for Infants and
Toddlers,” which is open to all local children.
Sign language is no longer just for the hearing
impaired, Torpy says, and the kids in her program
illustrate why.
“Sign language is a bridge to verbal language for
children with special needs (as well as) neurotypi-
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cal children,” Torpy said, adding that programs like
hers, utilizing movement and song, “teach them
how to talk, how to anticipate what comes next.”
“Babies typically like to eat books,” she joked,
“but if you add some music to the printed page it
can help them attend to the story.”
In the sessions, Torpy shows parents how to
help their children move in sync with the music
and lyrics. The reason this approach works, she
said, is that “Developmentally, before children
can imitate words they can imitate gross motor
movements.”
Torpy led the group in a half-hour session last
Friday, singing children’s songs like “If You’re
Happy and You Know It” while acting out the
words and emotions.
Though many of the participants followed
Torpy’s general movements, some parents used
actual sign language, which they learned in
Torpy’s Early Start class for young children with
special needs.
She said a main focus of Early Start, a county
program, is literacy.
“For babies with special needs the earlier we can
get them interested in books the better,” she said.
Using sign and song is a way to begin that process,
she said.
Diana Parkinson, who attended Friday’s session
with her daughter, Penny, said one of the best
parts about sending her daughter to Torpy’s Early
Start classes is simply the interaction she gets with
other children.
“It really helped her ... having a peer example to
follow,” she said.
It has been about eight months since she and Penny
began attending the classes, and “All of the stimulation really sped up her development,” she said.
Though her Early Start classes are meant specifically for students with special needs, the library
program is open for all children and their parents,
such as Man and Sophia. Caregivers are also welcome to bring their charges.
“I take her to different programs almost every
day,” Man said, adding that she frequents the Los
Altos and Sunnyvale libraries, as well as a Chinese
language story program. “I think it’s good for her
language development and social development.”
Man said Sophia hears Mandarin and Cantonese at home, and so exposure to English through
outside programs is essential.
“It’s important for me to take her to storytime so
she will learn English,” she said. Even though Sophia
does not speak yet, “She understands what I say.”
“Songs, Signs and Books for Infants and Toddlers” is free and open to all young children ages
0-3 months and their parents or caregivers. The
classes take place Fridays in January from 10:15 to
10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Mountain View Library, located at 585 Franklin St.
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for seniors
EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO
LIVE WELL IN THEIR LATER YEARS
By Dr. Minerva
Catalan Navarro
S
taying healthy and
vibrant in our senior
years is something
most everyone aspires to,
and there are steps you can
take to improve your odds
of living well as an older
adult. Now that you may be
retired and your children
may have left the nest, you
can focus more energy and
attention on your health
and well being.
Q:
A:
What is one of the
biggest health risks seniors
face?
One of the biggest
risks to seniors’ health
is medication errors. In
fact, one out of five hospital admissions for elderly
patients is related to an
adverse drug reaction.
To avoid medication
errors, make sure to tell your
doctor about every medication or supplement you’re
taking. You may not think
of over-the-counter herbal
supplements as medications,
but they can cause adverse
effects, too — especially
due to a negative interaction
with another supplement
or over-the-counter or prescription medication.
If it is hard to remember
all of the various drugs in
your medicine cabinet, put
all of them into a bag and
take them with you to your
next medical appointment.
Your doctor will check the
labels on the pill bottles
and boxes and let you know
if some might be harmful
when taken together.
Seniors also tend to have
more prescriptions for agerelated chronic conditions,
such as arthritis or osteoporosis. When one is taking several drugs at the
same time, the potential for
making a mistake grows.
Tell your doctor if you
are having trouble keeping
track of all of your medication instructions.
Forgetting to take your
medication as directed can
have serious consequences.
If needed, ask for instruc-
tions in writing, use a pillbox that organizes medication doses by day or time
of day, and bring a friend
or family member to your
medical appointment. He
or she can take notes, ask
questions, clarify information and help you remember what your doctor said.
Finally, remember to
return medications you
no longer use or that have
expired to the pharmacy
for proper disposal. The
fewer old or unused medications you have around
the house, the less the risk
of a medication error.
Q:
A:
What are safe exercises for seniors?
You may think that
being older means being
less active, but exercise is
still incredibly beneficial
to health. It improves balance, gait and flexibility,
stimulates the brain, and
provides cardiac and pulmonary benefits. In addition, it may help prevent
age-related muscle loss.
Talk to your doctor about
the intensity of exercise that
is recommended for you
based on your medical history. For most older adults,
exercise programs of mild
to moderate intensity that
last longer are better than
programs of high intensity
that are short.
Remember to start your
doctor-approved exercise
program slow and easy.
You will be able to gradually increase the amount of
time you exercise as your
body becomes more fit.
If you can only handle a
very short period of exercise at first, do not become
discouraged. The amount
of time you exercise is less
important than how regularly you exercise.
Your doctor can advise you
on what types of exercises
will best suit your abilities.
However, in general, exercises such as tai chi, yoga,
swimming or walking have a
lower risk of sudden cardiovascular problems (such as
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general, eating a diet consisting
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vegetables is the nutritional key
to good health.
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may be tempting to use preserved foods that simplify
meal preparation, such as
canned soups and microwavable dinners. Unfortunately,
many of these options are
high in sodium.
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staples. Good examples include
hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit
and vegetables, or a small salad. Avoid making the TV your
dinner companion. Instead,
set a nice place setting at your
dinner table and play relaxing
music while you eat.
Q:
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How often should I
see the doctor?
This will depend on
your overall health, but in
general, you should see your
doctor for regular checkups — even if you feel well.
There are “silent” medical
conditions that don’t cause
One of the biggest
risks to seniors’
health is medication
errors. In fact, one
out of five hospital
admissions for
elderly patients is
related to an adverse
drug reaction.
symptoms but have a great
impact on your health and
future health risks.
Examples of such medical
conditions include hyperlipidemia, which increases
your risk of having a stroke or
heart attack, and osteoporosis, which increases your risk
for bone fractures.
Q:
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at my age I should have an
advance health care directive,
but I don’t know what it is.
A:
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care directive is an important document that specifies
the care and treatment you
want in the event that you
are incapable of making your
own health care decisions.
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or agents who have power
of attorney to make care
and treatment decisions on
your behalf and give instructions about your health care
wishes. Keep a copy of this
directive in your personal
files and give another copy
to your doctor to be placed in
your medical record.
Advance health care directives are actually important
for all individuals over age
18. To get started, ask your
doctor for a sample advance
health care directive form.
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medical group Web sites and
some organizations even
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several high-ranking Mountain View employees have
retired and then returned to work at high hourly rates, a
practice known as “double dipping.” But this is only one indicator that the state’s pension system is severely out of whack,
and must be reformed before more cities are forced to follow
Vallejo into bankruptcy.
Luckily, Mountain View is not in such serious financial
danger. But over the long term the city could be hard-pressed
as more and more employees retire and start collecting 80, 90
or even 100 percent of their highest salary as a lifetime pension. And while PERS, the Public Employee Retirement System, sets most of the rules, cities must make up the difference
when PERS investments fall short, as is the case today.
The disclosure that three city department heads would
each receive more than $100,000 a year in retirement — with
employee services director Kathy Farrar in line for $187,000 a
year — shows why neither Mountain View nor any other city
can continue to support such high pensions.
To be fair, Farrar spent 38 years with the city, rising to head
her department after starting as a junior clerk at age 20. Given
that long run, under CalPERS rules she was eligible to receive
more than her final salary upon retirement.
But neither the city nor Farrar should be singled out on the
“double dipping” charge. In Farrar’s case, the city willingly
brought her back for a four-month period, according to city
manager Kevin Duggan, who says that short-term use of retiring executives is a minor point when it comes to real reform.
Duggan sees the need to reform PERS formulas as being
much more important — all the more so as the state’s budget woes increase and the burden is shifted back to cities and
special districts. In fact, city manager organizations in Santa
Clara and San Mateo counties have reached the conclusion
that current PERS formulas cannot be sustained, and are
ready to work to implement a two-tiered system that would
place more of the retirement burden on individual employees.
It won’t be easy to change the PERS formulas, especially for
public safety employees, who can retire at up to 90 percent of
their highest salary after 30 years, regardless of age. A countywide or regional solution is not likely, due to legislators’ reluctance to take on the state’s strong public employee unions.
Instead, each city will have to change its own benefit levels, a
move that local employees are sure to oppose. And if the cities do not act at roughly the same time, they risk losing top
employees to those jurisdictions still using the old system.
Mountain View already requires some of its employees
to contribute to the city’s share of their pension payment, a
measure that few other cities have adopted. But much more
needs to be done here, and at the state level, to close the everwidening pension gap.
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VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY
ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
WHO RETIRE, THEN
RETURN TO WORK WHILE
EARNING A PENSION
As a retired government employee, I’m shocked and embarrassed.
This kind of rip-off makes all of
us look bad. If there is “critical
work” and nobody else can do it,
then they shouldn’t be collecting a
pension while staying on the job.
I hope this doesn’t turn people
against pensions, which are disappearing from private employment. Pensions let people retire
with security, which we know now
401(k)s do not, giving younger
people more job and promotional
opportunities.
And everyone with half a brain
“games the system” to get as
much money as possible. I actually don’t blame the employees.
The system must be changed to
protect the taxpayers.
This is too much,
a resident of The Crossings
Just because some top-level city
retirees are “double-dipping” to
augment their already high pensions, doesn’t mean that all city
employees are greedy. Again, the
article is talking about department heads, most of whom have
decades on the job.
What about the father who
sweeps our streets and mows
our parks to support his family?
The young woman who puts
herself through college because
she loves children and wants to
be a librarian? The folks who
work hard to provide our elders
with a top-rate Senior Center?
Are these people greedy?
Compare our downtown area
and our civic center with Sunnyvale, Cupertino, etc. Look at our
parks — ever notice how quickly
things get fixed? You do not get
this quality of service unless you
are willing to pay good people a
good wage.
BeReal, a resident
of Old Mountain View
If you’re so worried about what
we are paying our public employees, let’s start with the police and
fire employees. Their compensation and benefits package is blown
way out of proportion and I guarantee you they are not working as
hard as you think they are.
Why didn’t any of you apply for
and work in these jobs? Because
you were too busy applying for
the high-tech dot-com jobs,
hoping to get stock and a big
cash-out. Now who’s the pig at
the trough? At least public sector
employees put in 30 years before
getting a payout.
Yes, there needs to be reform
because it’s unsustainable. However, our entire country needs to
be reformed. We have all been
living beyond our means for
years, so back off of the Mountain View folks and focus on the
other problems we have to fix.
Hello?, a resident
of another community
Oink, oink ... could this be why we
have a budget crisis?
Mary, a resident
of Cuernavaca
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■ RESTAURANT REVIEW
■ MOVIE TIMES
■ BEST BETS FOR ENTERTAINMENT
N R E S TA U R A N T R E V I E W
Turn up the heat
SRI LANKAN DISHES COME ALIVE
AT SPICY LEAVES IN LOS ALTOS
By Sheila Himmel
F
or once, the name of a
restaurant gives you a hint
about what to expect. The
Sri Lankan food at Los Altos’
Spicy Leaves, our one and only
local Sri Lankan restaurant, is a
little spicy.
Frequently called “the teardrop
of India” because of its geography
and history, the island nation
formerly named Ceylon has a lot
going for its cuisine. Manager
Haran Shaik and chef Rajesh Selvarathnam are gradually upping
the Sri Lankan quotient of the
menu at Spicy Leaves, which
also features local favorite Indian
foods like butter chicken and lots
MICHELLE LE
Spicy Leaves features appetizer aloo tikki, potato patties deep-fried and served with
chole masala (garbanzo).
DINNER BY THE MOVIES AT SHORELINE’S
Pizzeria Venti
of vegetarian dishes.
Soon there will be string hoppers, the thin rice noodles I’ve been
pining for since being introduced
at a short-lived Sri Lankan restaurant in San Jose. They soak up
sauce but retain their integrity.
For now, that job is accomplished by rice and Spicy Leaves’
range of very good flatbreads,
from plain naan ($2.25) to a
sweet Peshawari naan ($3.95)
stuffed with nuts and dried
fruits, glazed in honey and butter. Ajwaiu paratha ($3.95) is
made from whole wheat flour
sprinkled with aromatic, caraway-like ajwaiu fruit.
Continued on next page
Ciao Bella!
I
t didn’t take long for businesswoman, Bella Awdisho, to recognize something
was missing in Mountain View. After long research, it became apparent that
finding a one-of-a-kind restaurant to bring to the Mountain View area would not
be easy. “I just could not see opening another run-of-the-mill restaurant in an
area filled with such innovation” said Mrs. Awdisho. Her search ended when she
found Pizzeria Venti, a small boutique pizzeria based in Italy.
Her introduction to Italian cuisine was in-depth, to say the least. It began with
a culinary arts program that included training under the Tuscany sun. “The
training was really eye-opening. I learned about the nuances of true Italian
cooking; about the quality and passion that goes into every dish. It’s amazing.”
said Bella. “Covering everything from pasta and sauces to the tradition of Italy
famous “pizza al taglio” or pizza by the cut, the training was a once-in-a-lifetime
experience which is simply not available to most restaurateurs.”
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Hours:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
wdisho said that she was extremely anxious to start her own Pizzeria Venti
right here in Mountain View. “I recognized the uniqueness of our location,”
she noted “so I put many resources into the marketing of the location. We
continue to offer to our customers many of the dishes I was introduced to in
Italy.” So successful was this introduction that Awdisho had to double the size of
her kitchen, adding additional equipment to handle the demand. Executive Chef,
Marco Salvi, the training chef in Italy, provided many new recipes for use in her
restaurant. Chef Marco provided some insight “The ingredients say it all. We work
to provide a finished dish which will honor its origins and create a wonderful
experience for our customers.”
Authenticity – Not just a word
E
ach new dish is hand selected with an eye towards authenticity. Even its
rustic style pizza has a bit of Italia in it, made daily on-premise and using only
imported water from Italy. “For me, one of the most important components of the
training in Italy was the cultural understanding of these recipes. I was able to bring
this back to our customers,” said Bella. She continues, “I know our customers really
appreciate what we do. We are so grateful that they allow us our passion.”
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CHARCOAL BROILER
Continued from previous page
While perusing the menu, nibble on crisp, cone-shaped lentil
wafers with very good tamarind
and cilantro chutneys.
The lunch buffet ($10.95) is
a good way to sample both Sri
Lankan and Indian sides of the
menu. Have a little green salad
and all the naan you can eat, but
on our visit many of the dishes,
including naan, were impoverished by being just lukewarm.
Best were creamy butter chicken, juicy tandoori chicken, and
bengan bharta, in which eggplant is cooked down to a smoky
jam with onions and garlic. I
would go back and order each of
those dishes.
My advice is to get a table
where you can see buffet dishes
as they are replenished, and eat
accordingly. As it happened, the
gulab jaman dessert, deep-fried
milk balls that often are sticky
and heavy, had just come from
the fryer to the buffet table and
were delicious.
Spicy Leaves’ soups ($3.50)
include the traditional mulligatawany and an intriguing pumpkin-carrot. The chef’s chicken
soup is well-stocked with tender
pieces of breast meat, little curls
of ramen-type noodles, corn,
green beans and cilantro. It’s like
a Thai coconut milk soup.
Sri Lankan chicken curry
($13.95) also has coconut inflections, two drumsticks slathered in a thick, salty-spicy-sweet
tomato-onion curry.
Soupy yellow dal also has a nice
kick. Pour some over rice.
Sri Lankan fish curry, made with
tilapia ($12.95) packs a mouthful
of harmonious spices including
tiny cardamom seeds, tomato
and coconut milk. Sri Lankan
fish mackerel and potato cutlets
($4.95) were heavy and oily.
Voted “Best Burger”
for 16 years
in a row
as reported in
the Mtn. View Voice
Buy One Sandwich,
Get
One
FREE
Must Present Coupon
Daily
Lunch
Specials
Daily Fresh-Baked Bread!
Expires 1/29/10
11am to 2pm
Mon-Fri
Breakfast on Weekends
Open 7 days for Lunch & Dinner
+0*/&*&"14615 W. El Camino Real
(650) 967-0851
Corner of San Antonio & El Camino Real—next to Rasputin Music
See SPICY LEAVES, page 20
Bienvenidos
Casa Lupe
Dining Town
SERVING
BREAKFAST
on
Starting January 26, 2010
Tues-Fri 7:30am-11am
Sat & Sun 8am-Noon
Omelettes, Breakfast Burritos
& Breakfast Combinations
SPECIAL LUNCH MENU
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
AMERICAN
CLARKE’S
CHARCOAL BROILER
615 W. El Camino Real
Mtn. View
650/967-0851
Voted Best Hamburger 16 Yrs
in a Row. Beautiful Outside
Patio Dining.
TRADITIONAL DINNER MENU
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We offer Corporate & Private Party Catering
20 %
OFF COUPON
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Casa Lupe
CHINESE
ITALIAN
NEW TUNG KEE
NOODLE HOUSE
PIZZERIA VENTI
1390 Pear Ave
Mountain View
650/254-1120
520 Showers Drive
Mtn. View
650/947-8888
(Inside San Antonio Center)
Voted Best Noodle House in
2003/2004 Mountain View Voice.
Meals starting at $4.75
LE PETIT BISTRO
CHINESE
CHEF CHU’S
1067 N. San Antonio Road
corner of El Camino
Los Altos
650/948-2696
"2008 Best Chinese"
MV Voice & PA Weekly
1405 W. El Camino Real
Mtn. View
650/964-3321
Casual and cozy French
restaurant. 15 tables.
MEXICAN
3740 El Camino Real
Palo Alto
650/843-0643
1850 El Camino Real
Menlo Park
650/321-8227
www.celiasrestaurants.com
ICE CREAM
GELATO CLASSICO
241 B Castro Street
Mtn. View
650/969-2900
www.mvpizzeriaventi.com
Fresh, Chef Inspired Italian Food.
CELIA'S MEXICAN
RESTAURANT
FRENCH
Served Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
and Sun 4pm-9pm
Wine, Beer and
Tequila Margaritas
the
PIZZA
KAPP'S
PIZZA BAR & GRILL
191 Castro Street
Mtn. View
650/961-1491
Happy Hours Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm.
459 CASTRO STREET MOUNTAIN VIEW
(650) 965-2944
If you would like to be listed in DINING ON THE TOWN please call Anna or Dianna at the Voice at 964-6300.
Family run business since 1974
JANUARY 15, 2010 ■ MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■
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Weekend
Mediterranean
Grill House
SPICY LEAVES
Continued from page 19
Our Organic Chicken is California grown, veggie fed
and raised naturally free. No Hormones, antibiotics or
animal bio-products. Our beef is all naturally raised,
corn fed from Harris Ranch. Halal meats.
650 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: 650.625.9990 Fax: 650.625.9991
FREE
DELIVERY
(with min. order)
MICHELLE LE
The interior of Spicy Leaves in Los Altos
■ DININGNOTES
Reservations
Spicy Leaves
4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos
(650) 948-9463
www.spicyleaves.com
Credit Cards
Alcohol
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Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily
Dinner: 4-10 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday
790 Castro Street
Mountain View
(1 block from El Camino)
(650) 961-6666
Takeout
Highchairs
Banquet
Catering
Outdoor Seating
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From the tandoor oven, chicken tikka kebabs ($13.95) were
served on a sizzling platter with
raw onions that keep cooking,
and a lime for squeezing. Big,
boneless hunks of breast meat
were tender, the juices held in by
slightly charred edges.
There wasn’t a lot of meat in
the lamb biryani ($13.95), but
it too was boneless and tender,
nestled in fluffy rice.
Most of the appetizers and a
half-dozen entrees are vegetarian (all $9.95), including a cheese
dish and a marinated cauliflower
entree from the tandoor oven.
Nafiz palak paneer sets chunks
of slightly sour farmer’s cheese
into a bath of spicy spinach.
After all these acidic, fruity,
spicy flavors, a palate-cleansing
dessert seems like a good idea.
Disappointingly, the restaurant
was out of its signature dessert,
wattalappum ($4.50), the Sri
Lankan creme caramel. To compensate, the cheerful host gave us
a surprisingly light and aromatic
rice pudding.
Amid the restaurant row at the
Village Court Shopping Center,
Spicy Leaves is not a decor standout. The carpet, the banquet
chairs, the handful of design
touches feel tired. Maybe they
are leftovers from the previous
tenant, Bombay Cafe.
Restrooms are upstairs. Note
the “Watch your step” sign on the
way down.
The first people of Sri Lanka
were the Sinhalese, from Northern India. From the 16th century
until independence in 1948, the
island was ruled by a succession
of Europeans: Portuguese, Dutch
and British. But if Sri Lanka rings
a bell today, it is probably because
of the horrible, ongoing ethnic
conflict between the Sinhalese
majority and Tamil separatists.
Now we have a happier reason
to think of Sri Lanka. Bring on
the string hoppers!
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A Single Man (R) (((( Aquarius Theatre:
4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Mon. also at 2 p.m.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (G) Century 16: 11:25 a.m.;
1:40, 4, 7:10 & 9:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m.; 12:20, 1:25, 2:45, 3:45, 5, 6,
8:20 & 10:40 p.m. Sat. also at 10:05 a.m.
An Education (PG-13) ((( Aquarius Theatre:
7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. also at 2:30 p.m.
Avatar (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 2:30 & 9 p.m.; In 3D at 11:30 a.m.; 1:15,
3:30, 4:45, 7, 8:15 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 2:30 & 8:40 p.m.; In 3D at 11:20 a.m.;
12:30, 1:40, 2:50, 4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 8:05, 9:10 & 10 p.m. Sat. in 3D also at 10:10 a.m.
Beat the Devil (1953) Stanford Theatre: Tue 5:50 & 9:20 p.m. Wed 5:50 & 9:20 p.m.
The Blind Side (PG-13) (( Century 16: 6:45 & 9:40 p.m.
Century 20: 12:40, 4, 7:30 & 10:25 p.m.
The Book of Eli (R) Century 16: 11:50 a.m.; 1:10, 2:35, 3:55, 5:15, 6:40, 8, 9:30
& 10:40 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 a.m.; 12:45, 2, 3:35, 4:45, 6:25, 7:35, 9:15 &
10:25 p.m. Sat. also at 10 a.m.
Broken Embraces (R) ((( Guild Theatre: 2, 5 & 8 p.m.
Carrie (1952) Stanford Theatre: Thu 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Cluny Brown (1946) Stanford Theatre: Tue 7:30 p.m. Wed 7:30 p.m.
Crazy Heart (R) ((( CineArts at Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:40 & 7:15 p.m.
Fri.-Sun. also at 9:55 p.m.
Daybreakers (R) Century 20: Fri Noon, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Sat Noon,
2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Sun Noon, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Mon Noon,
2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Tue Noon, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Wed Noon,
2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Thu Noon, 2:55,
Duel in the Sun (1946) Stanford Theatre: Sat 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Sun 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Mon 7:30 p.m.
Gone to Earth (1950) Stanford Theatre: Fri 5:35 & 9:25 p.m.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (PG-13) ((( Century 16: 3:40
& 10 p.m. Century 20: Fri. & Sun.-Thu. at 3:15 & 9:40 p.m. Sat. at 4 & 9:40 p.m.
Invictus (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 12:05 & 6:55 p.m.
Century 20: 6:40 p.m. Fri. & Sun.-Thu. also at 12:10 p.m.
It’s Complicated (R) ((( Century 16: 12:20, 3:10, 6:15 & 9:20 p.m.
Century 20: 11:10 & 11:50 a.m.; 1:55, 4:40, 5:55, 7:40 & 10:30 p.m.
Leap Year (PG) 1/2 Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 2:20, 4:50, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m.
Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 1:50, 4:35, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Love Letters (1945) Stanford Theatre: Fri 7:30 p.m.
The Lovely Bones (PG-13) Century 16: 11:55 a.m.; 1:25, 2:55, 4:25, 5:55,
7:25, 8:55 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.; 1, 2:35, 4:05, 5:40, 7:10, 8:45
& 10:15 p.m. Sat. also at 9:55 a.m.
The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen Century 20: Sat 10 a.m.
CineArts at Palo Alto Square: Sat 10 a.m.
Portrait of Jennie (1948) Stanford Theatre: Sat 5:50 & 9:50 p.m. Sun 5:50 &
9:50 p.m. Mon 5:50 & 9:20 p.m.
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (R) (((1/2
Aquarius Theatre: 5 & 9:55 p.m.
The Princess and the Frog (G) ((( Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 1:45 & 4:15
p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m.; 1:55, 4:30, 6:55 & 9:35 p.m.
Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) (((1/2 Century 16: 11:35 a.m.; 1, 4:20, 6,
7:40 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 11:05 a.m.; 2, 5:20, 7:15, 8:35 & 10:10 p.m.
The Spy Next Door (PG) Century 16: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35 & 10:05 p.m.
Century 20: 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:25 & 9:45 p.m.
Up in the Air (R) (((1/2 Century 16: Noon, 2:35, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:20 p.m.
. Century 20: 11:45 a.m.; 2:25, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:35 p.m.
We Were Strangers (1949) Stanford Theatre: Thu 5:30 & 9:40 p.m. 5:30 & 9:40 p.m.
The Young Victoria (PG) (((1/2 CineArts at Palo Alto Square: 4:50
& 7:20 p.m. Fri.-Sun. also at 9:50 p.m. Fri. & Sun.-Thu. also at 2:20 p.m.
Youth in Revolt (R) ((( Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:15, 4:40, 7:30 & 9:55
p.m. Century 20: 11:55 a.m.; 2:15, 5:05, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m.
Note: Screenings are for Friday through Tuesday only.
AQUARIUS: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260)
CENTURY CINEMA 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (800-326-3264)
CENTURY PARK 12: 557 E. Bayshore Blvd., Redwood City (800-326-3264)
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GUILD: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (266-9260)
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CRAZY HEART---
(Cinearts) There’s one reason “Crazy
Heart” is a must-see: Jeff Bridges. Bridges
plays Bad Blake, a faded country-western
music star relegated to playing dives like
a bowling-alley bar. He treats his chronic
weariness with chronic drinking, defensive
pleasantries and one-night stands. These
escapes are understandable. It’s hard to
face up to the disappointments that have
brought him here, and it’s easier to blame
someone else — his manager, perhaps,
or his one-time friend and colleague Billy
Sweet (Colin Farrell), currently living the
music-star life that has slipped from Bad’s
fingers. Traveling America in his beat-up
‘78 Chevy truck, Bad would rather be left
alone to anesthetize himself before, during
and after gigs, but he agrees to an interview with a hopeful music journalist named
Jean (Maggie Gyllenhaal). More than usually attracted to the potential lover in his
midst, Bad seduces her and realizes that,
for the first time in a long time, he’s not
interested in leaving his conquest behind.
Rated R for language and brief sexuality.
One hour, 51 minutes. — P.C.
THE IMAGINARIUM OF
DOCTOR PARNASSUS---
(Century 16, Century 20) Locked with
the Devil (Tom Waits) in a centuries-long
struggle for human souls, the unhappily immortal Dr. Parnassus (Christopher
Plummer) tells his ruthless foe, “You can’t
stop stories being told.” Helping Parnassus put on his greatest show on Earth is
an itinerant troupe of actors: diminutive
Percy (Verne Troyer) and ingenues Anton
(Andrew Garfield) and Valentina (Lily
Cole). The latter is Parnassus’ daughter,
just about to turn what Mr. Nick lasciviously refers to as “Sweet 16 — the age of
consent.” Mr. Nick’s excitement stems from
a long-ago deal made with Parnassus for
Valentina’s soul, a deal set to close on her
birthday. Endearingly packed to the rafters
with ornate anachronistic artistry, TerryGilliam’s “Imaginarium” is a great place to
window shop — and get lost for a spell.
Rated PG-13 for violent images, some
sensuality, language and smoking. Two
hours, two minutes. — P.C.
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(Century 16, Century 20) Teen Nick
(Michael Cera) longs to lose his virginity,
and he sets his sights on one Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday), the incongruously
self-possessed daughter of Bible-thumping
trailer park dwellers. The star-crossed
would-be lovers face plenty of obstacles.
“Excessively nice,” Nick hatches a plan to
turn bad and thus be sent from his mother
(Jean Smart) to his father (Steve Buscemi),
who lives closer to Sheeni. To get up the
gumption, Nick fashions a devilish French
alter ego named Francois Dillinger, everready to counsel badness. Rated R for
sexual content, language and drug use.
One hour, 30 minutes. — P.C.
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GoingsOn
M O U N TA I N V I E W V O I C E
■ HIGHLIGHT
WILD CAT ADVENTURE
Wild Cat Adventure features five live wild cats from around the world. Each cat is
shown on stage as information about the species is shared with the audience.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2-3 p.m. adults $10 ; children $5;
Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Call 707-874-3176. www.wildcatfund.org
ART GALLERIES
ON STAGE
1 in 100: America Behind Bars An exploration into the
fact that one of every 100 adults in America is in prison. The
pieces are meant to encourage thought about the high rate of
incarceration and how it affects society. On display Jan. 10-23,
Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650223-8613. www.paloaltojcc.org/arts
Ceramic Sculptures by Pancho Jimenez Works on
exhibit will include a combination of free-standing, small tabletop and wall-mounted sculptures. Jimenez teaches art at Santa
Clara University and West Valley College. Through Jan. 24, 9
a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and
Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Call
650-917-6800. www.arts4all.org/view
Kathy Sharpe - Recent Works New oil and watercolor
paintings by Kathy Sharpe are on display at Gallery 9 Jan. 5ñ31.
Subjects include florals, still life and landscapes. Through January, Gallery 9 Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. www.gallery9losaltos.com
PTO Presents: Opera Dido & Aeneas Peninsula Teen
Opera presents: “Dido & Aeneas,” by Henry Purcell, along with
scenes from other operas and operettas. Jan. 15-16, 7:30 p.m.
$16 for adults, $10 for students. Los Altos High School, 201
Almond Ave., Los Altos. www.teenopera.org
OUTDOORS
Duck! The Palo Alto wetlands are loaded with wintering
waterfowl. Up to 17 different duck species may be seen. Meet
at the Baylands Nature Center. Children are free with a registered, paid adult. Register in advance. Ages 8 and up. Sat., Jan.
23, 9:30-11 a.m. $3 Palo Alto residents / $5 non-residents.
Baylands Nature Center, 2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Call 650-329-2506. bit.ly/enjoyonline
Morning Ramble with a Ranger Gentle, ranger-led hike.
Open to Palo Alto residents and accompanied guests. Thursdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Foothills Park Interpretive Center,
3300 Page Mill Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-329-2423. bit.
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CLASSES/WORKSHOPS
Baby Food 101 Petite Village co-sponsors this free class
about how to make easy, homemade meals for baby. Learn
from a certified nutritionist which foods are best at which
stages. Includes a cooking demonstration using seasonal vegetables and discussion about storing food. Wed., Jan. 20, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, 4800 El Camino Real,
Los Altos. Call 650-559-0300. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.
com/stores/losaltos
Death, Grief, and Loss as a Spiritual Journey “How
do you help yourself and others in the process of dying, and
with the event of death itself? Together we will look at the physical process of dying and discuss what happens to the soul after
death. We will also discuss grief or loss as a result of the passing
of a loved one,” Ananda says. Sat., Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30.
Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-323-3363.
www.anandapaloalto.org
Fruit-tree pruning Learn how to maximize tree health, fruit
production and dead wood identification. Espalier care also
discussed. Meet at Common Ground, then proceed to a local
orchard, rain or shine. Bring: pruning shears, bag lunch and
a notebook. Sat., Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $42. Common
Ground Garden Supply, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650493 6072. www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
Internet and Adolescents Understand how MySpace,
Facebook and instant messaging work, and learn the implications
of online communication. Instructor Jordan Berry will discuss the
new ways teens talk to each other and some practical ideas to
help parents connect with their teens. Thu., Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. No
fee (pre-registration is required). Children’s Health Council, 650
Lark Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-617-3806. www.chconline.org
CLUBS/MEETINGS
Leads Club meeting The Leads Club, a networking organization that aims to help professionals build formal relationships
with each other, meets Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 a.m. $5. St
Timothy’s Guild Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View. Call
650-428-0950.
SPAUG General Meeting SPAUG General Meeting Stanford-Palo Alto User Group meets monthly to discuss problems,
solutions, software and hardware. Learn more about computing, meet fellow computer users. Get help and advice from
experienced users. Second Wednesday of the month, ongoing,
7-9:30 p.m. first meeting free, $35/year. American Legion Post,
347 First St., Los Altos. Call 650-493-9307. www.svuga.org/
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Mitzvah Day! Community-wide day of service. More than
20 projects to choose from suitable for all ages. Pre-registration
required. Mon., Jan. 18, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Taube Koret
Campus for Jewish Life, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650223-8602. http://www.paloaltojcc.org/mitzvah
Step Out for Pro-Choice Annual rally and walk in downtown Los Altos to support woman’s right to choose. Friday, Jan
22. Organized by American Association of University Women.
Address by Linda Williams, president/CEO, Planned Parenthood
Mar Monte. Program begins at noon. Fri., Jan. 22, noon-1:30
p.m. $1 at the door. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio
Road, Los Altos. www.aauw-losaltosmountainview.org
The Dr. M.L.K., Jr. Community and Interfaith Celebration Sun., Jan. 17.”Reflections on the dream.” Music and
reflections by Joan Baez, folk singer, songwriter, and activist;
Interfaith Community Choir (Singers wanted -- 2 p.m. practice
at the church on 1/17); Eastside College Preparatory School
Choir and youth speaker; Refreshments served. 3-4:30 p.m.
Donations at the door First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
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Bluegrass Music Concert RBA presents The Tuttles with AJ Lee, a traditional bluegrass band of (mostly) teens and
pre-teens. Sat., Jan. 23, 8-11 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. First Presbyterian Church, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain
View. Call 650-691-9982. www.rba.org
The M.L.K. Birthday Celebration “Reflections On The
Dream”; Speaker: Joan Baez; Hon. LaDoris Cordell, MC; volunteer
Community Interfaith Choir; Eastside College Prep School Choir
from EPA; Alex Freeman, youth speaker from P.A. High School;
refreshments served. Sun., Jan. 17, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. The First
United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
CONCERTS
California Bach Society: Celebrating Bach Join
California Bach Society and friends in Celebrating Bach’s 325th
Birthday with music, birthday cakes, candles, champagne, and
more. On the program: Bach arias by Ann Moss, Paul Flight,
and Brian Thorsett, and parts of St. John Passion. Ticket sales
benefit the California Bach Society. Sun., Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m. $25
until Jan. 21 / $30 at the door. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555
Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 415-262-0272. www.calbach.org
Luther College Nordic Choir performance Luther
College’s Nordic Choir, conducted by Craig Arnold, will perform
Jan. 22. 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors,
$12 for students. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverly St., Palo
Alto. Call 563-387-1267.
DANCE
English Country Dancing Peninsula English Country Dance
welcomes all, from beginners to experienced dancers. Live music,
no partner needed, all dances taught. Wear comfortable clothes
and shoes. Dance meets first, third, fifth Wednesdays through
June 2010. 8-10 p.m. $15 supporters, $9 non-members, $7
members, $5 students or pay what you can. Flex-It Studio, 425
Evelyn Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-493-6012.
Live Music Contra Dance Caller: James Hutson (Los Angeles) Band: Angell Brothers Band (Thomas Angell, Barry Angell,
Juan Browne). Please Bring Potluck Food to share. A traditional
form of American social folk dance. Sat., Jan. 23, 7:30-11 p.m.
admission $10, members $8 Students $5 or pay what you can.
1st Church Palo Alto 2Fl, 625 Hamilton & Byron., Palo Alto. Call
650-965-9169. www.bacds.org/series/contra/palo_alto
Winter Night Delight Singles Dance Party and dancing
for single adults of all ages. Dressy attire recommended. Sat.,
Jan. 23, Complimentary light appetizers, courtesy of Trader
Vic’s. 8-11:45 p.m. $20. Dinah’s Garden Hotel, 4261 El Camino
Real, Palo Alto. Call 650-327-4645. www.thepartyhotline.com
ENVIRONMENT
Celebrate MLK Day Early by Restoring San Francisquito Creek (Palo Alto) Volunteers are needed to help
meet the goal to plant 25,000 native seedlings in the Palo Alto
Baylands. This shoreline park was saved from development in
the 1950s by concerned citizens. Sat., Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-noon.
Free. Palo Alto Baylands, Palo Alto. Call 510-452-9261 ext. 109.
www.savesfbay.org/bayevents
Native Plant Nursery Wednesday Workday Help get
plants from the nursery into the marshes. Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
Free. Palo Alto Baylands, Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. www.
savesfbay.org
■ MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■ JANUARY 15, 2010
EXHIBITS
“Out of the Box” An unusual display of mandalas painted
on pizza boxes is the work of cancer patients at El Camino
Hospital who participate in the Creative Expressions classes.
The exhibit can be seen at Main Street Cafe and Books in Los
Altos. Through January, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Main Street
Cafe and Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos. Call 650-988-7514.
elcaminohospital.org
FAMILY AND KIDS
“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!” Palo Alto Children’s
Theatre presents “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!” Based on the
book by Laura Joffe Numeroff, this show is recommended for all
ages. School field trips also available. Jan. 27-Feb. 6, 7 p.m. $5/
child, $10/adult. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4930.
“Rumplestiltskin” PACT’s Saturday Playhouse Series
presents “Rumplestiltskin.” Poor Idina is stuck after her mother
the miller tells the king she can spin straw into gold. A tricky
troll offers help, but at a steep price. Recommended for ages
3-6, this 45 minute long show is full of fun and audience participation. Sat., Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. $5/child, $10/adult. Palo
Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call
650-463-4970.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educational Series
for Parents The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s
Hospital is offering a 10-part educational series for parents of
children and adolescents with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This series is designed to provide parents with
information about ASD diagnoses, treatments and services.
Thursdays through March 25, $5 per session. Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, Room 2209, Stanford. Call 650-721-6327.
childpsychiatry.stanford.edu
Kids Story Hour First and third Wednesday of every month
on the first floor. One hour of picture-book reading and songs.
10-11 a.m. Free. RedrockCoffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.
Kindermusik Demos Experience a sample music class with
a baby or toddler. Sing, explore instruments, and move to music.
Babies 0 - 18 months at 9:30 a.m; toddlers 18 months - young
3s at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15; RSVP required. free. Nelson
home, 1404 Bonita Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-968-4733.
wendyofmv.kindermusik.net
Winter Wellness for Kids Join Anna Fastenko, co-founder
of Bay Homeopathy, for a talk about children’s immune health
using homeopathic remedies. Tue., Jan. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free.
Whole Foods Market, 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos. Call 650559-0300. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/losaltos
HEALTH
First Annual Bay Area Wellness Festival Various Bay
Area wellness groups and their outlook for 2010. Lecture/discussion with Prof Adiel Tel-Oren. Post-Lecture Party with Raw
Fingerfood Potluck. Wed., Jan. 20, 7-10:30 p.m. $10. Cubberley
Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. tinyurl.com/y9p985y
Make a difference with the young Information on
tutoring high schoolers. Thu., Jan. 28, 1 p.m. Free. 266 Escuela
Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.
Newcomer’s group An orientation and tour of the Senior
Center is scheduled for Tue., Jan. 19. It includes a review of
classes, upcoming events, social services and general information. 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.
The Red Hat Society Workshop “We’re the women in
the red and pink hats. We gather in local chapters just to have
fun. We laugh, chat, eat two chocolate desserts, take pictures,
and forget about what others are thinking. Sound interesting?
Sign up for our ‘Getting To Know Each Other’ meeting,” the
group says. Thu., Jan. 21, 1 p.m. Free. 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-903-6330.
TALKS/AUTHORS
Climate-change lecture Michael Wara, faculty fellow,
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford,
discusses the road from Copenhagen to effective U.S. and
international climate policy in a free public lecture Wed., Jan. 20,
7:30-9 p.m. Free. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 South San Antonio
Road, Los Altos. Call 650-856-0912.
Lawyer Quits; Finds Heart/Soul Jeff Brown, author of
“Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation,” shows how a driven
lawyer quit his job, changed his path and transformed his life.
Tue., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St.,
Mountain View. www.eastwest.com
Mary Buffet presents “Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets” Mary Buffet talks about “Warren Buffett’s
Management Secrets,” which sheds light on his decisionmaking processes and his strategies for keeping on track and
maintaining focus. Thu., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. Free. Books Inc.
in Mountain View, 301 Castro St., Mountain View. www.
booksinc.net
The Search for Intelligent Life Among the Stars
Astronomer and lecturer Seth Shostak will discuss the searches
for radio signals from possible alien civilizations -- what is happening in the field and what new strategies might lead us to
discover intelligent life out there in the next few decades. Wed.,
Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Smithwick Theater, Foothill College,
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. www.foothill.edu/ast
The World Is Your Stage: A Story of Music on the
iPhone, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley’s weekly Talks on Computing
Systems. This week’s topic is on the research that is being done
on mobile phones at Stanford and at Smule. Tue., Jan. 26 , 1:302:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research
Park, Bldg 23, Moffett field. Call 650-335-2852. www.cmu.
edu/silicon-valley/news-events/seminars/index.html
TEEN ACTIVITIES
Teen Open Gym Teen Open Gyms are open every Saturday
night for various sports. Middle School and High School students
only; bring your student ID. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Whisman Sports
Center, 1500 Middlefield Ave., Mountain View. Call 650-9036410. http://www.mountainview.gov/city_hall/comm_services/
recreation_programs_and_services/teen_services.asp
The House The House is open to middle-school students to
come hang out with their friends in a safe, fun environment.
This free drop-in program is supervised by trained recreation
leaders and offers a social atmosphere that includes homework
help, billiards, arts and crafts, foosball, video games and more.
5-8 p.m. Free. The House, 298 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Call 650-903-6410. www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/comm_
services/recreation_programs_and_services/teen_services.asp
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210 Garage/Estate
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T”u b’Shv’at Seder Dinner
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133 Music Lessons
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Lost dog - Bichon
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Barton-Holding Music Studio
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202 Vehicles Wanted
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Learn to square dance. Classes begin
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Singles Wine Tasting Dance Party
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Canon 35 MM Camera - $50.00
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German Hiking Boots (Men) - $45.00 OBO
HealthTrainer Elliptical - $100
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Box Cupboard - $10
Evening and Weekend Nanny
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iron christmas tree - $150.00
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6:00pm. Snacks and Lunches.
Creative learning activities. Licensed
for 12 since 1985. Newly remodeled. Palo Alto
650-857-1736 days 650-856-4745
eves./wkends.
e-mail at [email protected]
405 Beauty Services
Healthy Spray Tan
Make-up Application/Instruction
To place a Classified ad in
The Mountain View Voice, The
Almanac or The Palo Alto Weekly
call 326-8216 or visit us
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425 Health Services
Hernia Repair
Did You Receive A COMPOSIX KUGEL
Mesh Patch Between January 2001
and Present? If the Kugel patch was
removed due to complications of bowel
perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal
fistulae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson
1-800-535-5727. (Cal-SCAN)
Business
Services
601 Accounting/
Bookkeeping
455 Personal Training
Personal Training at your house!
Electrical Services
Repair, trouble shoot, new install
CA lic. 833594. 650/918-7524
[email protected]
751 General
Contracting
PBM Electric
Local Licensed Contractor Since
1985. Tenant improvement, all work
Quality as per code. Complete electrical Services. Small jobs welcome.
Lic#514961 Paul (650)269-7734
SHMOOVER
“MAKE
YOUR”
HOUSE INTO YOUR
“DREAM HOME”
Repairs
Small jobs welcome. 650/343-5125.
Lic. #545936. Call, relax, it’s done!
* Additions * Light Commercial
* New Construction
* Demo & Clean-Up
(650) 482-9090
Clerk
Part-time as needed by CPA. 650/948-8891
540 Domestic Help
Wanted
Housekeeper/Handyman
2-3 days/week, 3-4 hrs/day. Speak
English. 650/529-9999
550 Business
Opportunities
All Cash Vending
Be Your Own Boss! Your Own Local
Vending Route. Includes 25 Machines
and Candy for $9,995. MultiVend LLC,
1-888-625-2405. (Cal-SCAN)
WORK AT HOME; NO EXPERIENCE
NECESSARY
For info & Directory of self-starting
business opportunities, contact Dennis
Marden, 815 Appleberry Street, San
Rafael, CA 94903. Tel. 415-472-0859.
Or send $5.00 in self-addressed
stamped envelope for brochure.
560 Employment
Information
$$$HELP WANTED$$$
Extra Income! Assembling CD cases
from Home! No Experience Necessary!
Call our Live Operators Now! 1-800-4057619 EXT 2450 http://www.easyworkgreatpay.com (AAN CAN)
Computer Work
Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500
Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time.
Training provided. www.KTPGlobal.com
or call 1-800-330-8446. (Cal-SCAN)
Emergency Medical Tech
Must be H.S. grad ages 17-34. No experience needed. Paid training, benefits,
vacation, regular raises. Call Mon-Fri.
1-800-345-6289. (Cal-SCAN)
Free Advice!
We'll Help You Choose A Program
Or Degree To Get Your Career & Your Life
On Track. Call Collegebound Network
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Good with People?
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Call Gina at 888-355-6755. Paid Training
and Free Transportation. (Cal-SCAN)
Heavy Equipment Training
Learn to operate bulldozer, backhoe,
loader, motor grader, excavator. Job
placement assistance. Call 888-2104534. Northern California College of
Construction. www.HEAVY4.com promocode: NCPA1. (Cal-SCAN)
645 Office/Home
Business Services
Classified Advertising
In 240 Cal-SCAN newspapers for
the best reach, coverage, and price.
25-words $550. Reach over 6 million
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Cost-efficient service. The California Press
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and college newspaper contacts in California.
FREE email brochure. Call (916) 288-6010.
www.CaliforniaPressReleaseService.com
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Home
Services
NOTICE TO READERS
California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or
more (labor and/or materials) be
licensed by the Contractors State
License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their
license numbers on all advertising.
Check your contractor’s status at
www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB
(2752). Unlicensed persons taking
jobs that total less than $500 must
state in their advertisements that they
are not licensed by the Contractors
State License Board.
Complete Yard Service
• Fence Work Repair • Deck Repair
• Retaining Wall Repair • Hauling
• Yard Clean up • Raingutter Cleaning
Scott Hutts 408.722.8724
Beckys Landscape
Weekly/periodic maint. Annual rose/fruit
tree prune, clean ups, irrigation, sod,
planting, raised beds. Demolition, excavation. Driveway, patio, deck installs.
Power washing. 650/493-7060
757 Handyman/
Repairs
• YARD
• LANDSCAPE
ASHLEY ENTERPRISES
• ESTATE SERVICE
• NEW LAWNS
FREE ESTIMATE
• SPRINKLER
Complete Handyman Services
MAINTENANCE
RENOVATION
SYSTEMS
Quality Service • Deck Repair
Fence Work Repair
Raingutter Cleaning
Retaining Wall Repair
Yard Cleanup & Hauling
(650)367-1420
SCOTT HUTTS
408-600-4747
Cabinetry-Individual Designs
Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling:
Mantels * Bookcases * Workplaces
* Wall Units * Window Seats.
Ned Hollis, 650/856-9475
715 Cleaning
Services
DELTA CLEANING SERVICE
35%
OFF
IAr L
S PaEskCfo
details
Carp Upholstery,
Carpet,
Gutt
Gutter, Windows,
Pres
Pressure Washing
IICRC & BASWMA certified
6650-669-7500
50-
Emily's Cleaning Services
Orkopina
Housecleaning
“The BEST Service for You”
Brady Construction
& Roofing Co. Lic#479385
Jesus Garcia Garden Service
Maintenance - Sprinklers - New Fences.
(650)366-4301 or (650)346-6781 ask
for Jesus or Carmen
✔fix roof
✔fix paint
✔fix carpentry ✔fix it
anything
✔fix drywall
Jody Horst
650-868-8492 Brady
Landscape Artist
856-9648
710 Carpentry
Strong Community Ties?
EF Foundation seeks coordinators to find families for international
exchange students. 20 hrs/mo.
Cash & travel rewards. Must be 25+.
1-877-216-1293. (Cal-SCAN)
•
•
•
•
•
HANDYMAN
AND MORE
Repairs • Maintenance • Plumbing
Electrical • Carpentry • Concrete
Recession Discount Prices
Design, Install, Consult
Drip & Spray Irrigation
Clean-up & Maintenance
Lawns & Rock Gardens
Edible Gardens, Veggie
Boxes
Lic. #725080
Lic.# 468963
J
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GARDEN SERVICE
Maintenance • Clean Ups • New Lawns
Weed Removal • Sprinkler Systems
20 Years Experience
650-722-0564
408-254-3352
LANDA’S GARDENING
& LANDSCAPING
%
20OFF
SPECIAL
• Yard Maintenance
• New Lawns • Clean Ups
• Tree Trimming/Pruning
Trimming/Pruning
• General Housecleaning
• Laundry, Ironing, Change Linens
• Meticulous, Quality Work
• Windows and Screens Cleaned
• Wash Walls and Ceilings
• Move In/Move Out and Remodel Clean-up
www.orkopinacleaningservice.com
728 Drywall/Plaster
Exterior Stucco Patching
Windows & Doors. Crack Repair. 30 yrs.
exp. (650)248-4205
730 Electrical
Alex Electric
Lic #784136. Free Est.
All electrical.
Alex, (650)366-6924
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TOTAL
LANDSCAPE
Irrigation
Flagstone
•
• Lawn
• Concrete
• Driveways
• Decks
•
• Bricks
• Pavers
• Fences
• Garden Maint.
www.totallandscapes.net
Lic# 933852 • 650-630-3949
FREE ESTIMATES
R. Alvarez Cleaning
Weekly, monthly or one time cleaning.
14 years exp. Excel. refs. Lic. #41574.
650/716-6515.
327-5493
771 Painting/
Wallpaper
AAA PAINTING
Interior - Exterior “No job too small”
– also –
• Custom Jobs
Power washing service
• Texture Work
Good
references
• Meticulous Prep
650-771-3400
BELEW PAINTING
*Interior Painting
*Moldings Installed
*Over 30 Years Experience
650/465-0432 * CA Lic #576983
Christine’s Wallpapering
Interior Painting
Removal/Prep * Since 1982
Lic. #757074 * 650-593-1703
Don Pohlman’s Painting
* Detailed Craftsmanship
* Excel. Restorative Prep
* Great Local References
650/799-7403 * Lic. 635027
FARIAS PAINTING
Interior/Exterior. Avail. 24/7. 25 Yrs.
c.(650)248-6911
Gary Rossi PAINTING
Residential/Commercial. Wall paper
removal. Lic. (#559953) and Bonded.
Free est. 650/345-4245
Wallpapering by Trish
24 years of experience
Free Estimates
949-1820
775 Asphalt/
Concrete
Roe General Engineering
Concrete, asphalt, sealing, pavers,
new construct, repairs.
30 yrs exp. No job too small.
Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572
779 Organizing
Services
End the Clutter & Get Organized
Residential Organizing
by Debra Robinson
(650)941-5073
PENINSULA CONCIERGE
787 Pressure
Washing
J O H N STO N
70% Recycled
LARGE TRUCKS
Dump Runs • Trees
LARGE/small JOBS
Free Estimate Insured
650-327-HAUL
415-999-0594
cell:
✮
HAULING ✮
Frank’s Hauling
Commercial, Residential, Garage,
Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices.
650/361-8773
Junk Hauling Service
Yard clean-up & Maintenance service.
Large & small jobs. 650-771-0213
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Serving the Peninsula since 1975/Owner-Operated!
* Honey-Do List Specialist
* Rental Repairs
* Problem Solver * Local Refs
* Call Vicki, 650/465-9529
*[email protected]
A
est.
LICENSE CAL. T-118304
Personal Assistant on the Run
a J & G HAULING SERVICE
Misc. junk, office, appliances,
garage, storage, etc, clean-ups. Old
furniture, green waste and yard junk.
Licensed & insured. FREE ESTIMATES
650/368-8810
Maintenance
Clean up, trim, pruning, stump
removal/tree service, rototilling, aeration, landscaping, drip and sprinkler.
Roger, 650/776-8666
MOOVERS
Helping Hands Handyman Service
759 Hauling
Leo Garcia Landscape/
Maintenance
Lawn and irrig. install, clean-ups.
Res. and comml. maint. Free Est.
Lic. 823699. 650/369-1477.
Free
Bonded & Insured
Quality Work
Detailed, guaranteed. Elect., plumbing,
patch, unclog shower drains and toilets.
Small jobs welcome. 408/903-8180
(650)576-6242 Ramon
Mario’s Gardening
Maintenance, clean-ups.
650/365-6955; 995-3822
Since 1976
650-222-2517
Since 1985
(650)962-1536 Bonded - Lic. 020624
24
Domicile Construction Inc.
All Animals Happy House
Pet Sitting Services by Susan
Licensed, insured, refs.
650-323-4000
Navarro Housecleaning
Home and Office. Weekly, bi-weekly. Floors, windows, carpets. Free
est., good refs., 15 years exp.
650-853-3058; 650-796-0935
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650 Pet Care/
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MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED
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748 Gardening/
Landscaping
Ashley Landscape Design
& Garden Service
FREE ESTIMATES
500 Help Wanted
T.A.C. Tile and Stone
Owner operator, 25 years exp.
All calls answered. Small jobs and
repairs welcome. Lic. #C594478.
408/794-8094
ASC Associates
Tax Preparation services.
ASC Associates 650-965-2359
www.asclosaltos.com
Armandos Moving
Home, Apts,Storage. Full Service
moves. Serving the Bay Area for 20 yrs.
Licensed & Insured. Armando, 650-6300424. CAL-T190632
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
License #907806
743 Tiling
Jobs
767 Movers
for contact information
Pressure Washing
Decks * Patios * Driveways
Deck Repair * Home Exterior
Becky, 650/493-7060
790 Roofing
All American Roofing
Real
Estate
801 Apartments/
Condos/Studios
LA: 2BR/2BA
Walkng to dwntn Los Altos w/ gatd
garage.1300sf nwly remodeld $2100/
mo call 408-210-0025
LA: 3BR/2BA
Walkng to dwntn Los Altos w/ gatd
garage.1600sf. $2850/mo
call 408-210-0025
Menlo Park, Studio - $975
Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - 1075.00
GREAT LOCATIONS!
LRG 1BR W WOOD FLRS, NEAR PA HS $1,595
OR MODERN, SUNNY, HI-CEILING, W W/D
INSIDE, STUDIO W/UTILITIES INCLUDED $1,195
OR BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA $1,595 & UP, OR
SPACIOUS UPSTAIRS 2BR/2BA $2,295
NEAR GUNN HS, STANFORD, PAGE MILL RD
LIMITED TIME! CALL NOW! (650)320-8500
PA: Studio, 1 & 2BR
Charming, small complex, 10 min.
Stanford. Studio, $845; 1BR, $995;
2BR cottage, $1695. Jim, 650/9306060; Rosemary, 650/518-2382
Palo Alto 2 BR/2.5 BA - $2300
Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,595/Mo
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $2400/mo.
Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,295/mo
Palo Alto, 3 BR/1 BA - 1795.00
Palo Alto, Studio - $1,195/mo
San Carlos, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,250.00
Studio Room
Downtown pa, 1 mile to Stanford. Small
studio room in back of house. Private
entrance, BA, limited cooking, under
counter refrigerator, micro, partly furnished. References please. $750/mo +
$500 dep. includes utils. 650-325-2371
803 Duplex
Mountain View, 5+ BR/3 BA - $990,000
805 Homes for Rent
EPA: 2BR/1BA
1 car gar., lg. backyard. $1900 mo.
Avail. now. 650/387-7398
Fully Furnished Home Palo Alto, 3 BR/1
BA - $2500/mont
Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2600.00/m
Menlo Park, 4 BR/2 BA - $2700.
Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $1700/mont
Mountain View, 3 BR/2 BA - $2,600/mon
MP: 2BR/1BA
Hardwood floors, frplc. Front/
back yards. Gardener. N/P. $2150
mo., lease. Agent Arn Cenedella,
650/566-5329
MP: Allied Arts
Partly furn. 3+BR/1.5BA. 2 decks/patios, hot tub. All appliances and utils incl.
EXCEPT PGE. $3250 mo. Avail. now.
650/283-3371
PA: 2BR/1BA - $2,900
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $3,500 mon
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $2800/mo
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $2400
Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $3350
Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $3300, mon
Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $2600/mo
Redwood City, 3 BR/3.5 BA - $2950/mont
Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $2400
Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $2350
Sunnyvale/cupertino, 4 BR/3 BA - $4000
809 Shared Housing/
Rooms
ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM
Browse hundreds of online listings with
photos and maps. Find your roommate
with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://
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Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $850.00
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1060.00/m
Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $640/month
810 Cottages for Rent
Los Altos Hills, Studio - $1850.00
Menlo Park, Studio - $1600/mont
MP: Studio
Charming, pvt., quiet. Close to Stanford,
SamTrans, 280. Compl. furn., incl. full
kit. Year lease. $1600 mo., utils and
satellite TV pd. 1st, last, sec. dep.
650/854-1477
Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA - $1200/month
815 Rentals Wanted
Excellent Tenant Seeks 1br/1ba
Housing Needed
Furnished apartments and rental condos, cottages, and houses needed
for 20 incoming Stanford Knight
Journalism Fellows for the academic
year: Aug/Sept 2010 through June
2011. Please contact Lisa Stotlar,
[email protected], 650-725-1190,
http://knight.stanford.edu/
Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - 1025.00
Looking for cottage
Nice,reliable w/cat.refs.To $900/mo.
Pref.rural 650-575-7507.
Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $1400
Office Space Wanted
PA 2 BR/2 BA - $1800
Seeking cottage or in/law unit
PA: 2BR/1BA
From $1350 mo. Upstairs. Bike to
Stanford. Year lease. N/P. Avail. now.
650/493-9576
Seeking Furnished 3+ Bedroom
Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1125
Seeking Quiet Cottage/Guest Quar
Small Office Space Wanted!
To place a Classified ad in The Almanac, The Palo Alto Weekly or The Mountain
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825 Homes/Condos
for Sale
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Pajaro Dunes Condo
2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach, ocean
view. Cable TV, VCR, internet access,
CD, tennis, W/D. Pvt. deck, BBQ. Owner,
650/424-1747. [email protected]
Redwood City, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2999500
830 Commercial/
Income Property
PA: California Avenue
For sublease 2 prof. offices w/secretarial area. Contact Maureen, [email protected]
dotylaw.com or 650/327-0100.
850 Acreage/Lots/
Storage
Colorado Bank Foreclosures
Land Bargain 87 Acres- $39,900 Rolling
fields, Rocky Mountain views, access
to 1000’s of Acres BLM Land. Electric,
telephone, excellent financing. Call now
866-696-5263, x 5488. (Cal-SCAN)
855 Real Estate
Services
Portola Valey Office Space
On Portola Road w/scenic views.
250-650 sq. ft., $2.25/ft., full service. Tom 650-207-6063
Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel
Open Sun 1:30-4:30
Open Sun 1:30-4:30
Priced at: $668,000
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Public Notices
KUMA MANAGEMENT
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
File No. 531876
The following person (persons) is (are)
doing business as: Kuma Management
at 1068 Paintbrush Drive, Sunnyvale, CA
94086, Santa Clara County:
RALPH HABURA
1068 Paintbrush Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
RANDOLF HABURA
1388 Montecito Avenue
Mountain view, CA 94043
This business is owned by a General
Partnership.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on 10/13/09.
This statement was filed with the County
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on
December 9, 2009.
(Voice Dec. 25, 2009, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 2010)
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF
USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
File No. 531988
The following person(s)/entity(ies) has/have
abandoned the use of the fictitious business
name(s). The information given below is
as it appeared on the fictitious business
statement that was filed at the County
Clerk-Recorder’s Office.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S):
BEST BITE RESTAURANT
1414 W El Camino Real
Mtn. View, CA 94040
FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON:
7-15-2006
UNDER FILE NO. 464392
REGISTRANT’S NAME(S):
FEREIDOON-GHIASSI
386 S. Monroe
San Jose, CA 95128
THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY
an individual.
This statement was filed with the County
Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on
December 14, 2009.
(Voice Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010)
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
CONTRACTORS/ELECTRICAL
INSTALLATIONS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
File No. 532547
The following person (persons) is (are)
doing business as: Electrical Installation
Contractors/Electrical Installations at 373
Pettis Ave. # 3, Mountain View, CA 94041,
Santa Clara County:
CHRISTOPHER E. THOMAS
373 Pettis Apt. 3
MT. View, CA 94041
This business is owned by an individual.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on 1/15/93.
This statement was filed with the County
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on
January 4, 2010.
(Voice Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010)
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Large eat-in kitchen w/ breakfast
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Master suite with vaulted ceiling,
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Attached 2 car garage
Full size laundry hook ups
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2 family rooms. $1,999,000
436 Sierra Vista Ave. #11
Mountain View
Sat 1:30-4:30/Sun 2-4
PINE LANE, LA
Well-maintained remodel.
3 bd, 2 ba. $1,095,000
Open Sat & Sun
1:30 to 4:30
Desirable 3 bedroom, 1 bath
townhome w/ no common walls
Living room w/ picture window
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Expansive front porch
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Mountain View
Direct (650) 947-4694
Cell (650) 302-4055
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Desirable 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath
end unit townhome
Remodeled eat-in kitchen with
granite counter top, hardwood
floors and maple cabinets
Large living room w/ fireplace
and french doors to backyard
Bedrooms w/ new berber carpet
Master suite with door to deck
Attached 2 car garage
Inside full size laundry hook ups
1,750 sq ft per Metroscan
Shown by
Appointment
Spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath
townhome end unit
Large living rooom
Separate dining room
Open kitchen with stainless
steel appliances
Good sized backyard with
covered patio
Inside laundry
Natural lighting throughout
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13914 MIR MIROU DRIVE
$6,850,000
Exceptional estate which includes a 1.12 Acre parcel with main home, pool, gazebo plus a 1.25 Acre
parcel w/guest house, tennis court, 2nd gazebo for a total of 2.37 Acres adjacent to the open space
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25231 LA RENA
$2,185,000
Spacious 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch style home on 1 acre lot with guest house and pool. Double pane
windows, updated kitchen and bathrooms and sky lights. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen
and laundry room. Makes great rental with its private setting from main house.
LOS ALTOS
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1919 HELEN COURT
$997,000
Great starter home! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, refinished hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, corian counters, Viking range, new paint. Wonderful neighborhood cul-de-sac across from Grant Park.
MOUNTAIN VIEW
374 N RENGSTOFF AVE
$649,000
Charming two bedroom, two bath home located a short distance from the newly renovated Monta Loma
shopping center, the elementary school, and a lush city park. Enjoy indoor or outdoor entertaining. New
interior and exterior paint. Light and bright ready to move in! 1,388 square feet of living space and a
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13901 WEST EDITH AVE.
$4,495,000
Gated Country French Estate situated on 1.3 acres of park-like setting bordered by a meandering
creek, approx one block to the Village. Elegant spacious home with family friendly flexibility. 6,488
sq. ft. of living space: 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths including guest house, separate bonus/entertainment
room and library/office. Other features include sparkling pool, vegetable gardens, and garages for
four cars.
12369 GIGLI COURT
$4,150,000
Newly constructed Mediterranean style villa w/ sweeping views to the Bay. Located on a private cul-desac, 5 BR/5 BA + 2 ½ BA, 4700 sq. ft., 1.5 acres, theater, wine cellar & elevator. Palo Alto schools
12011 GREENHILLS COURT
$3,495,000
Gated property on quiet cul-de-sac on a highly desired street in Los Altos Hills. Great floor plan featuring 5 bedrooms and 3 baths plus office/study with wet bar. Spacious rooms throughout, newer appliances in kitchen, remodeled master bath, with tennis court and pool, 3 car garage. Minutes to town.
10723 MAGDALENA RD
$2,895,000
Experience a rare opportunity for unforgettable family living. This exceptional property, is situated on
over an acre of exquisite landscaping, vineyard, fruit trees and vegetable gardens. This gated home
has four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms plus a separate guest house, is conveniently located
just a few miles from the Village. Excellent Los Altos Schools and easy commute access.
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$4,500,000
Stunning Gated Tuscan Estate surrounded by lovely gardens. Four bedrooms, 4 baths, including luxurious Master Suite with limestone floors, crown mouldings, a private sitting area and door leading to
rooftop terrace with peaceful views of the Western Hills. Gorgeous home features include entry with
sweeping staircase, pillard beam ceilings and tiled marble floors inlaid with mosaic design.
12155 EDGECLIFF PL.
$1,565,000
VIEW! VIEWS! VIEWS! Very private property, A lot of potential at a low price, Move in remodel or build
new, Indoor swimming pool, Possible 5th bedroom or bonus room, Garage 2nd floor bonus room,
original tennis court, close to town.
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$1,485,000
Charming two Story home. 4 BR/ 2 BA upstairs plus in-law quarters off garage w/ kitchenette. Step
down Living room w/ fireplace and recessed lighting Separate dining room, Bright and sunny kitchen with
breakfast nook. Swimming pool, expansive yard with sprawling lawns. Excellent Los Altos Elementary Oak
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855 Madonna Wy, LA
13254 E Sunset Dr, LAH
23637 Black Oak Wy, CU
445 Calderon Av, MV
1215 Magdalena Ct, LA
3406 Stacey Ct, MV
966 Blair Ct, PA
25179 La Loma Dr, LAH
21130 Canyon Oak, CU
364 Monroe Dr, PA
$3,088,000
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201 Ada Avenue #29, Mountain View
496 First Street, Suite 200
Los Altos, CA 94022
Cross Street: Gladys & Minaret
Open Saturday & Sunday
1:30 to 4:30pm
Lovely end-unit townhome 5 minutes
from Downtown Mountain View
An unprecedented value! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath end-unit in
desirable Village Oaks II located on minutes from downtown,
commute routes, shopping and local coffee houses!
Located at the back of the complex for maximum privacy, this
superb unit offers 1,620 square feet of elegant living complete
with gorgeous hardwood floors, new paint, a formal entry,
large living room with French doors opening to a splendid
back yard with large deck, upstairs laundry, huge upstairs
balcony off the MBR, cozy marble fireplace offset by built
in bookcases, good size 2 car garage w/2 separate doors &
openers, 2 upstairs linen closets, and an awesome location
close (but not too close) to the complex pool and spa!
A ‘do not miss’ at: $668,000
Tori Ann Corbett
650.996.0123
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20783 ASHLEY WAY
$2,498,000
4,168 sf interior spread over more than 1/2 an acre in a cul de sac
adjacent to Creek.
1234 PITMAN AVE
$2,649,000
9-year-young custom built lot over 7000. House over 2700+ Attached
grg.Family rm+sep study
914 BORANDA AV #5
$449,988
Lovely,bright,1st flr end unit condo close to downtown Mountain View.
Spacious & private.
Charlene & Vicki Geers
Julie Lau
Aileen La Bouff
650.941.7040
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4 BR | 2 BA
END-UNIT TOWN HOME
$499,000
Spacious Twn Hm w/lrg living rm & arch door to sep dining rm.Open
kitchen,generous bdrms.
852 UNIVERSITY AVE
$1,599,000
Harmony & good design. Remodeled & close to dwntwn. 11,465 sf lot.
LA schools. 2 car gar.
3393 KENNETH DR
$979,000
Sharp, clean w/remod kit w/granite counters.Updated baths, new carpet
& paint. 8400 sf lot
Royce Cablayan
Laurel Robinson
Jo Jackson
650.948.0456
650.325.6161
650.325.6161
ATHERTON
LOS ALTOS
MENLO PARK
PALO ALTO
SAN CARLOS
301 STOCKBRIDGE AV
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$1,998,000
4 BR 3.5 BA Outstanding West Atherton
Opportunity in Los Lomitas. Large Lot &
Room for Expansion!
Leannah Hunt
650.325.6161
1 W EDITH AV #A104
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$849,000
2 BR 2 BA Newer condominium w/all amenities & conveniences for individuals 55+ yrs
Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040
166 SAND HILL CI
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$979,000
2 BR 2 BA Beautiful TH on the tranquil area.
Hardwood floors in living room, dining room
& kitchen
Caroline Lott
650.325.6161
1234 PITMAN AVE
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$2,649,000
4 BR 3 BA 9-year-young custom built lot over
7000. House over 2700+ Attached grg.Family
rm+sep study
Julie Lau
650.325.6161
RESTAURANT BUILDING
$799,000
Freestanding corner restaurant building w/
great wndw line.Flr approx. 1,000.
Noemi Ruelas
650.948.0456
ENJOY PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
$599,000
2 BR 2 BA Top floor, 1 lvl, 1200 sf condo w/
formal entry, eat-in kit, lg LR w/balcony, MP
suite, A/C
Robert Marchetti
650.325.6161
3780 STARR KING CIR
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$1,199,000
4 BR 2 BA Beautiful & Bright, this fully renovated home is a classic contemporary with
open-design.
Lan L. Bowling
650.328.5211
5142 BELA DRIVE
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$849,000
5 BR 2.5 BA www.5142Bela.com - Super clean
home! Country Ln Elem. Rich wd flrs, modern
kit w/ granite cntrs
Francis Rolland
650.948.0456
LUXURY ADULT LIVING
$875,000+
2 BR 2 BA The Hamilton, PA's elegant over '55
adult condominiums, offers luxurious retirement living
Jo Jackson
650.325.6161
4016 OELLA COURT
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$719,950
3 BR 2 BA Set on a small cul-de-sac in a
desirable Cambrian neighborhood.Extensive
remod thruout hm.
Yasemin Richardson
650.948.0456
LOS ALTOS HILLS
CUPERTINO
1LEVEL TH W/2 CAR GARGAGE
$599,000
2 BR 2 BA W/no shared common walls.Highly
sought-after neighborhood near Los Altos
border.
Yasemin Richardson
650.948.0456
DEVELOPER'S FIRST PICK!
$2,750,000
Last lakeside lot in prestige Quarry Hills
Development. Approx. 1.1 acre with a low
slope.
Kathryn Tomaino
650.941.7040
24269 DAWNRIDGE DR
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$2,699,000
MOUNTAIN VIEW
4 BR 3 BA In a beautifully natural & priv.
2100 CALIFORNIA ST
820 SEA SPRAY LN # 303
setting on one of the nicest streets in Los
SUN 1-4
$488,000 Altos Hills.
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$929,000
2 BR 2 BA Resort Style Living top flr home. Mickey Shaevitz
650.941.7040 4 BR 2.5 BA Contemporary home w/high
Secure elevator in bldg Full inside W/D.
ceilings.Updtd w/slate & bamboo flrs;fam rm
storage.
EXCITING & UPDATED HOME
$2,495,000 kit,inside lndry.
Joanne Shapiro
650.328.5211 4 BR 4 BA Tree top views! In a wooded two
Kathy Horvath
650.941.7040
acres. Featuring soaring ceilings crowned by
22 skylights
LOS ALTOS
450 SIERRA VISTA AVE #5
Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$745,000
50 PINE LN
2 BR 2.5 BA Sun drenched EndUnit that has
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$3,988,000
LOS GATOS
5 BR 5.5 BA French country home presents
LG LR w/FP,a sep.DR & eat-in kit.LG Bck Yrd
classic elegance and modern functionality.
ATOP THE HILLS
$1,899,900 & expansive Dcks
Terri Couture
650.941.7040 4 BR 2.5 BA Beautifully remodeled two level Royce Cablayan
650.948.0456
home & vineyard in Alta Vista area with far
920 TERRACE DR
509 SIERRA VISTA AV #10
reaching views
SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$2,900,000
Vicki Geers
650.941.7040 SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$499,000
6 BR 4.5 BA From top 2 bottom.5 bdrms,3
2 BR 2 BA W/its invitingly open Kit,warm corare Suites & a Office,4 full Ba & 1 1/2 Ba lndry
ner frplc,& balcony off the dining area.
MENLO PARK
on both lvls A.
Huwe-Sat. & Satya-Sun
650.941.7040 578 OLIVE ST
Kim Copher
650.941.7040
FOSTER CITY
2216 AMHERST ST
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$799,000
1 BR 1 BA Vintage redwood and oak cottage.
Tree studded rustic setting. Charm, character
provided.
Barbara Sawyer
650.325.6161
444 SAN ANTONIO ROAD #3B
SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$778,000
2 BR 2.5 BA This inviting townhouse is
centrally located.A bright & open liv rm has
vaulted ceilings
Terrie Masuda
650.941.7040
SAN JOSE
422 GALLERIA DR. #7
SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$508,000
2 BR 2 BA Immaculate & fabulous home near
Rivermark,& major Hi-Tech companies.
Alice Chakhmazova
650.948.0456
SAN MATEO
FABULOUS VIEW PROPERTY!
$1,199,000
4 BR 3.5 BA Enjoy this beautiful sunrise for the
rest of your life! SM Highlands remodeled
Brendan Callahan
650.325.6161
EICHLER ON LARGE LOT
$1
SUNNYVALE
4 BR 2 BA Sharp, clean w/remod kit w/granite
453 N RENGSTORFF AV #15
counters.Updated baths, new carpet & paint. 1152 BENNINGTON DRIVE
SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$498,000 8400 sf lot
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$888,000
3 BR 1 BA Hdwd entry leads to living w/pic- Jo Jackson
650.325.6161 3 BR 2 BA W/Hrdwd flrs thru out,updtd kit
ture window & built-in bookshelves.
w/granite,& updtd mstr Bath w/tile surround.
Royce Cablayan
650.948.0456
Jo Buchanan & Stuart Bowen 650.941.7040
REDWOOD CITY
ELEGANT HOME
$1,888,000
3 BR 3.5 BA Close to Downtown.Luxury
home with stunning kitchen,refinished hardwood flooring.
Shelly Potvin
650.941.7040
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$3,745,000
6 BR 6 BA New, 5000 sf Craftsman in
W. Menlo. +10k lot! High-End Finishes &
Countless Amenities
Mandana Nejad
650.325.6161
852 UNIVERSITY AVE
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$1,599,000
4 BR 2.5 BA Harmony & good design.
Remodeled & close to dwntwn. 11,465 sf lot.
LA schools. 2 car gar.
Laurel Robinson
650.325.6161
1105 TRINITY DR
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$2,595,000
3 BR 2.5 BA Live & entertain in recently
updated turn-key home on the 3rd fairway of
the golf course
Dante Drummond
650.325.6161
FIRST FLOOR END UNIT
$399,000
2 BR 1 BA Overlooking lawn area.Completely
updated,kitchen cabinets w/granite counters.
Melanie Johnson
650.941.7040
THE HOPKINS 14 UNITS
$2,550,000
Great location w/ easy access to El Camino
Real, shopping & commuter train. Fully rented.
Veronica Rudick
650.325.6161
24481 SUMMERHILL AVE
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$1,599,000
3 BR 1.5 BA Idyllic private location w/
gorgeous views!20,000 sq ft lot,charming
Hm.Hrdwd flrs,frplc.
Terri Couture
650.941.7040
2357 SHARON OAKS DR
SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$1,069,000
2 BR 2 BA No steps single-level,end unit in
desireable Sharon Oaks.Attchd 2-car gar.
Bonus rm.
Margaret Williams
650.941.7040
SECLUDED PROPERTY
$2,998,000
5 BR 3 BA Private property-value in the land.
Excellent opportunity in Old PA. 13,500 sf
w/90'x150'.
Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson
650.325.6161
3883 FARM HILL BLVD
SAT/SUN 1:30 - 4:30
$1,035,000
4 BR 3 BA Farm Hill Estate Loc. Beautifully
remodeled throughout w/sunny exposure &
views of hills.
Denise Monfette
650.325.6161
WONDERFUL SUNNYVALE HOME $812,000
3 BR 2 BA Wonderful Sunnyvale Home.
Great Cupertino Schools. Excellent flr plan.
Gourmet kitchen
Jon Anderson
650.325.6161
MUST SEE! GREAT POTENTIAL
$629,000
4 BR 3 BA Ideal w/Mother in law qurtrs. 4
br/3 ba, 2 kit, 2LR. Enclosed patio area. 2
car atta gar.
Letty Guerra
650.941.7040
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