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Vol. XXIX, Number 43 • Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Marjan Sadoughi
Lasting Ties
Knitting groups
draw people together
Page 19
Talk about the news at Town Square,
■ Upfront Stanford dedicates super-green Y2E2 building Page 3
■ Title Pages Local psychiatrist confronts fear of dying Page 15
■ Sports Triple trophies in CCS basketball finals Page 30
State of the
City: top four
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Local news, information and analysis
Mayor underscores council’s four priorities
Budget, buildings, environment and civic engagement
emphasized in Klein’s State of the City
by Becky Trout
ticking with his plans to devote 2008 to “taking care of
business,” Mayor Larry Klein
concentrated on Palo Alto’s four
priorities in his State of the City
address Monday.
Maintaining a “sustainable bud-
get” remains a critical goal, Klein
said. Such a budget is achievable if
city leaders concentrate on economic development, continue to boost
the city’s efficiency and institute a
long-talked-about business-license
tax, such as most other cities have,
Klein said.
He then called for support for the
library-bond measure and proposed
public-safety building, the latter
of which the City Council decided
should be funded through existing
or enhanced city revenues.
The 40-year-old police headquarters “is a disaster waiting to happen”
and is out-of-compliance with current laws.
“It’s something that’s not a want,”
Klein said. “It’s an absolute need.”
Community leaders are ready to
launch an “energetic and resourceful” campaign to pass an $80 million bond measure to pay for improvements at Mitchell Park, Main
and Downtown libraries, Klein
“I hope you will join them and
me,” he said.
Combating climate change demands the attention of every resi-
dent, Klein said.
“We have a moral obligation to
lead on this absolutely vital issue,”
he said.
During Earth Month, from March
23 to April 26, Klein said he plans
to go on a “low-carbon diet” in an
effort to reduce the city’s carbon
emissions by 10 percent, a higher
goal than previously adopted by the
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C.A.R. name
change seeks
to inspire a
Stanford dedicates its
‘greenest’ building yet
Named after Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, ‘Y2E2’
is twice as efficient as standard buildings
by Alexander Papoulias
tanford University dedicated its most energy-efficient building on
campus on Tuesday, one that will use half the electricity and just 10
percent of the potable water of a standard building its size.
The Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, dubbed Y2E2 for short, is the first of four buildings in the university’s
new science and engineering quad. The 166,000-square-foot structure is
the school’s most aggressive effort thus far to reconsider standard building design in favor of sustainable, energy-efficient structures, according
to officials.
In 2004, Stanford’s president and board of trustees launched the campus-wide Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability to address concerns about consumption and waste. According to the initiative, Y2E2 is
“meant to showcase sustainable building practices and serve as a living
laboratory for the research conducted inside.”
Y2E2 was funded by a $75 million grant from Yahoo co-founder Jerry
Yang and his wife Akiko Yamazaki. It is a multi-purpose building and
will house research labs, classrooms, conference rooms and faculty offices.
Portland-based Boora Architects, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of San
Francisco, and William Rawn and Associates of Boston collaborated on
the design.
Over time, the building is projected to use 56 percent less electrical
energy and 90 percent less potable water than a traditional building of
comparable size.
To make the most use of available heat and light, the building designers sought to draw in cool air during the summer and insulate the interior
from cold during the winter. Most of the building’s exterior walls have
windows that open and shut automatically and are controlled by heatsensing monitors. The open windows draw in cool air all night and shut
to keep out hot air during the day.
“The Peninsula has the perfect climate for ‘nighttime cooling’ during
the summer months,” according to architect Tom Bauer, who left Boora
last year to become Stanford’s assistant director of project management.
The building’s use of open space, coupled with many of the materials used
in its interior, allow it to remain cool for hours longer during the day than
a comparably sized traditional building.
Y2E2 has four light-collecting open spaces called “atria,” which extend
four floors from roof to ground floor. Each atrium is topped by a raised
triangular skylight that concentrates and redirects light.
Exterior windows are treated depending on the direction they face and
their exposure to sunlight. South- and west-facing windows are more
heavily shade-treated, which reduces the amount of radiant heat from the
sun and lessens the need for electrical cooling.
Additionally, all of the building’s exterior windows sport a feature
called a “light shelf” — a panel that juts out horizontally to catch and
redirect sunlight into the building while shading the windows themselves
Abilities United wants to
provide full social integration
for developmentally
disabled people
by Sue Dremann
Norbert von der Groeben
The Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (aka Y2E2) was dedicated yesterday at Stanford University. The
building is part of the university’s plan to reduce its carbon footprint.
from the sun’s heat.
On a recent tour, Bauer was enthusiastic about the building’s innovative
design and its energy-saving features.
“The facilities people here at Stanford were really behind the building’s
‘green’ design. They were able to see how the relative expense of some
of the project’s energy-saving features was justified by how much power
use they would eliminate over time,” he said.
Other energy efficiency measures include a radiant-cooling technology
called “active chilled breath,” reducing the number of individual offices
and the elimination of carpeting.
Many of the building’s interior elements are made of inexpensive industrial and recycled materials. The building’s flat roof, which supports
much of its heating and cooling machinery, is hidden from view on all
four sides by sloping panels made to resemble the red tile roofs for which
many of Stanford’s historic buildings are known.
Y2E2 is located at 473 Via Ortega. ■
Editorial Intern Alexander Papoulias can be e-mailed at apapoulias@
fter 45 years as C.A.R., the Community Association for Rehabilitation — a Palo Alto nonprofit
that serves developmentally disabled
children and adults — is changing its
name to Abilities United.
The new name will be unveiled at
a kick-off celebration on Wednesday,
March 5.
“We don’t want to keep answering
the phone and hearing from people
who want their automobiles repaired,”
Lynda Steele, C.A.R.’s executive director, said.
But there’s more behind the name
change than reversing confusion, according to Steele. Abilities United is
forging the “final revolution” for children and adults with developmental
disabilities, she said.
That revolution aims to fully integrate developmentally disabled people with the mainstream population
in schooling, work and volunteer opportunities. Social inclusiveness has
been the missing link for people with
developmental disabilities, she said.
Institutionalization was once the
only option for people with developmental disabilities, Steele recalled
of her early career. Places such as
C.A.R., which offered in-community
support, sprang up in the 1960s as
parents and advocates revolted against
shutting disabled persons away. In
recent years, job training, placement
and independent-living skills have
given developmentally disabled persons the chance to live and work in
the community, she said.
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Talking philosophy
ohn Perry and Ken Taylor adjust their large microphones
while their producer, Ben Manila, flashes them a “30 sec” sign
through a window from the control
Philosophy Talk is about to go on
the air again at KALW (91.7 FM),
a public radio station in San Francisco.
Perry and Taylor aren’t typical
talk-radio hosts. They don’t rant and
don’t belittle callers. That would be
unseemly for Stanford University
philosophy professors.
Their show, which airs at 10 a.m.
Sunday, is “the show that questions
everything,” Taylor tells listeners as
it begins.
Last Sunday’s show was on “science versus pseudo-science.” It
included a guest via phone, Stuart
Vyse, who teaches psychology at
Connecticut College. Vyse’s recent
book is about superstition.
The two Stanford professors
have done more than 160 shows
on KALW over the last four years.
Some explore pure philosophical
ideas. Others are less lofty.
While Taylor and Perry start the
show, with Vyse waiting to be introduced, Zoe Corneli of the KALW
news staff sits at a telephone switchboard, waiting for listeners to call.
For a while, things are quiet.
Taylor rhetorically asks Perry,
why should they, as professors, decide what is science and what isn’t?
Perry replies that science is provable, pseudo science isn’t.
“There’s a right and a wrong,”
Perry adds, “and we’re right and
they’re wrong.”
Two of their researchers and other
staff smile from inside the control
It’s getting good.
Then Vyse says something disparaging about astrology and the phone
lines light up, with Corneli trying
to field a half-dozen calls almost at
once, making a list of callers who
want to go on the air.
Lucie from Daly City wants to
know if religions, especially fundamentalist versions, are pseudo
“You’re giving science a bad
name” by criticizing astrology, John
from Oakland tells them.
David from Hayward insists “reincarnation is a fundamental part of
Perry and Taylor are thoughtful
with their callers. It may be talk ra-
dio, but it’s Philosophy Talk radio.
“Why do irrational thinking and
superstition have such a grip on the
human mind?” Perry asks, and they
and Vyse kick around variations on
that theme for a while.
The hour-long show goes well,
with some lively discussion. Not all
callers could be squeezed in before
the end.
Perry, who has taught at Stanford
since 1974, originally got the idea
for a philosophy radio show while
listening to the popular Car Talk
program on public radio. If cars
could be made interesting, why not
philosophy, he wondered.
But it wasn’t until he approached
Taylor, who arrived at Stanford in
1995, that he found an enthusiastic
partner. With Stanford’s help, they
did a pilot show and then took the
tapes to a large PBS radio convention, trying to interest others.
Manila, an independent radio
producer based in San Francisco,
was interested.
Now, Perry and Taylor have five
student researchers who help develop questions and schedule guests.
Perry and Taylor also make gentle
fun of themselves as part of academia.
“What’s does science tell us about
the meaning of life?” Perry asks
later. “Not much. It’s hard to look at
the starry heavens and not believe
that they have some meaning.”
“What is truth, what is beauty?”
Taylor asks with a shrug.
“We do pure philosophy shows
and they work pretty well,” Taylor
adds. They tell the story of one listener, who they learned later was
sitting in his car in his driveway
one Sunday morning taking notes
on the show.
“We haven’t run out of ideas yet,”
Taylor said.
While most of their shows are
live, they do road trips in front of
audiences, which are recorded and
replayed later.
They are finishing the details of
a plan to do eight shows at a small
San Francisco theater that will be
recorded and played back later.
The two are especially popular
when they do shows in front of audiences in Oregon.
“We’re rock stars in Oregon,”
Taylor deadpanned. ■
Weekly Senior Staff Writer Don
Kazak can be e-mailed at dkazak@
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San Francisquito Creek
could see small fix by 2013
Money needed, possibly from
Santa Clara Valley Water District
by Becky Trout
en years after the destructive
1998 flood that spurred its
creation, the San Francisquito
Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA)
has begun focusing on constructing
a smaller, quicker flood-protection
project, without giving up hope for
a comprehensive, federally supported fix.
The authority — which represents Menlo Park, East Palo Alto,
Palo Alto, the San Mateo County
Flood Control District and the Santa Clara Valley Water District —
has consistently received less than
the $700,000 a year it needed from
the federal government to complete
a preliminary study by 2011.
This year it received no federal money at all, said Cynthia
D’Agosta, the JPA’s executive director.
Last Thursday, the JPA’s board
of directors reviewed the creek’s
current situation and the authority’s options. Rather than submitting piecemeal requests to the
federal government each year,
D’Agosta said U.S. Rep. Anna
Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) asked for an
overview of the JPA’s overall goals
and needs.
The exercise will also help the
JPA find other sources of money
to finance the project, said Chairman Ruben Abrica, an East Palo
Alto City Councilman.
In particular, the JPA is investigating using Measure B money
— the “Clean, Safe Creeks and
Natural Flood Protection” parcel
tax passed by voters in 2000 — to
kick-start a smaller flood-protection project.
That project could begin construction as soon as 2011, but planners still aren’t sure what it would
be. It could cost between $10 and
$50 million, D’Agosta said.
“First we have to figure out if we
can come up with the local funds to
do it, then we can figure out how to
get it done,” she said.
Art Kramer of the Crescent Park
Neighborhood Association said
Thursday that residents would be
willing to donate $10,000 to the
He’s been extremely frustrated
by the repeated delays and lengthy
process but is optimistic by the attitude expressed by the current JPA
representatives, he said.
They’re willing to take responsibility for the project rather than just
relying on the federal government,
he said.
Other communities have improved bridges, stabilized banks
in upper watersheds or improved
storm drains to lessen flooding,
D’Agosta said.
Originally, the JPA planned to
work toward a comprehensive, watershed-wide improvement project
through the Army Corps of Engineers. The first step was to com-
plete a “feasibility study.”
The study was slated to take five
years, cost $7.5 million — half paid
for by the U.S. government — and
finish in 2011. But at the current
rate of funding, it wouldn’t be done
until 2016, pushing back the actual
improvements into the 2030s, according to D’Agosta.
Now, the plan is to keep prodding the feasibility study along,
perhaps using local contributions,
state grants or other sources, while
concurrently initiating a tangible,
smaller project that complies with
the Army Corps requirements, she
By April, planners could have a
series of recommendations for the
preliminary project and begin designing it in 2009, possibly using
$3 million of Measure B money,
she said.
The JPA could receive federal
“credit” for the preliminary project
if it is done according to the Army
Corps’ standards, she said.
Ideally, the first, small project
would be part of a larger project,
whose design could be completed
by 2014, according to D’Agosta.
Local communities and the federal government would possibly split
the design costs 50-50, she added.
Construction on the larger project could take 10 years, cost as
much as $150 million and finish
in 2025. A public bond or tax measure would be required, D’Agosta
That estimate, however, only includes protection from creek flooding, not from sometimes-unrelated
flooding caused by high tides and
wind, according to a project planner.
Local communities are responsible for maintaining and improving the large project indefinitely,
D’Agosta said.
The new funding plan may create
friction between the JPA’s member
agencies, said San Mateo County
Flood Control District representative Rich Gordon.
“I’m not at all comfortable with
the water district advancing funds
without us knowing clearly how
does that affect our future relationships,” he said.
The preliminary project might
also benefit some agencies more
than other agencies, another challenge the group will have tackle,
D’Agosta said.
The JPA may hold meetings more
frequently than its regular monthly
schedule in upcoming months, said
board member Patrick Kwok, a director of the Santa Clara Valley
Water District.
“The next couple months are going to be very, very crucial,” Kwok
said. ■
Staff Writer Becky Trout can
be e-mailed at btrout@paweekly.
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... Ever wonder what makes
people click on an online story?
Palo Alto Online, the Weekly’s
news Web site, recently examined interest in its postings from
March 2007 to January 2008.
And, drum roll, please, the top
Web postings include, in increasing popularity: June’s “On hold
for the iPhone”; October’s “17year-old Gunn student abducted,
assaulted”; March’s “A rite of
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about Norouz, the Persian New
Year; July’s “Mountain View 7-11
becomes Kwik-E-Mart”; June’s
“Grass fire breaks out at Stanford
Dish”; June’s “Danny Luskin is
home, recovering from injuries”;
November’s “2006 Paly grad
arrested for abduction of Gunn
student”; June’ s “Independence
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AGING TOWER OF PALY ... Attendees at the Palo Alto school
board meeting last Tuesday got
a history lesson when Chief Business Official Bob Golton talked
about Palo Alto High School’s
iconic Tower Building. It opened
for classes on Christmas Eve
1918, Golton said, noting that
because of World War I, only
Christmas and New Year’s days
were observed as holidays. The
international influenza epidemic
was also raging, he added. Students marched to the shiny, new
building — which has seen a
bit of a downturn since, he said.
Rooms are so small that presentday Superintendent Kevin Skelly
has to duck to fit, and bathrooms
haven’t changed much since
that long-ago day, he said. The
building would be renovated or
replaced if the proposed $378
million bond measure on the
June 3 ballot is approved. There
may be a battle between preservationists and those ready to raze
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the decrepit structure, however,
Skelly said Tuesday.
challenged during the Innovation
Tournament at Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Week to create value
from rubber bands, a team of
Stanford students came up with
“Rubber Band Together,” an endeavor backed by a Web Site —
— designed to collect signatures.
With every online signature, the
team of students added a real
rubber band to a rubber-band
ball. Site visitors were also given
the option of donating to the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation. “Each rubber band
represents someone standing up
against breast cancer and trying
to find a cure,” freshman Richard
Lo said. For 24 hours, ending last
Thursday morning, 3,056 people
joined Rubber Band Together,
resulting in a 6-pound ball measuring 55 centimeters around.
The group raised approximately
$500, including donations by
Loopt, a social-networking service, and the Stanford Bookstore.
The Rubber Band Together team
said their effort was intended to
create “social value” by spreading breast-cancer awareness,
“economic value” by encouraging donations towards Susan G.
Komen for the Cure, and “entertainment value.” The Rubber
Band Together team — including
Christophe Chong, David Brody,
Dennis Jiang, Richard Lo, Brian
Lumpkins, Aditya Mittal, Palomi
Ochi, Bernice Pang, Vivian
Wang, Ricky Yean and others —
won the honor of Best Marketing
at the Innovation Tournament, according to Lo.
Since Palo Alto’s 1993 agreement
with the managers of Shoreline
Amphitheatre, the number of
noise complaints has dropped,
according to a report by the Palo
Alto Police Department. During the 2007 season, which ran
from May to October, August’s
Rush concert generated 18
complaints, more than any other
show. Bjork, Toby Keith and the
Family Values Tour produced
one complaint each. The 1996
season generated the most
complaints — 1,297 — with 10
concerts that received more than
45 complaints. ■
Showcasing ‘the Hollywood of ideas’
Stanford entrepreneur programs create close links to Silicon Valley
(continued from page 3)
Finally, the city is focused on
boosting “civic engagement” this
year, Klein said.
For the mayor, civic engagement
centers on community building,
with the community taking a leading role.
To help, the city should recreate
a Leadership Palo Alto program (a
year-long community and leadership
course) and consider adopting a 311
telephone line, which would be similar to 911 but provide comprehensive information about the city and a
method for receiving feedback.
In addition, the city needs to admit its new Web site is “not a success,” Klein said.
In its place, it needs an interactive site, built with the talents of the
community’s many tech whizzes, he
“So I say, let’s seek them out and
value their input,” Klein said.
In giving the State of the City
address Monday, Klein came full
circle — he began the tradition 19
years ago, when he was mayor in
“I love Larry’s consistency,” Vice
Mayor Peter Drekmeier said following the speech.
by Arden Pennell
a start-up firm.
The group that arranges the fellowship, the Stanford Technology
Ventures Program, also organizes
the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture series, which invites Valley luminaries to lecture and arranges networking dinners thereafter for
Seibert has been to the last 86 lectures and networking dinners in a
row, he said.
Increo has gotten funding offers
from venture capitalists he met
through the series, he said.
Stanford’s connection to Silicon
Valley wasn’t lost on Rick Pernikoff,
who stood by the table for Loopt, a
cell-phone application that uses GPS
technology to show callers where
friends are.
Pernikoff dropped out of MIT
after his sophomore year to move
to Palo Alto and join high-school
friend and Stanford drop-out Sam
Altman in running Loopt.
Stanford is more capitalistic than
MIT, according to Pernikoff, now
22 and heading up product development.
“Here people are taught how to
take an idea and drive it to a business,” he said, noting MIT’s focus
is on “innovating for the sake of innovating.”
Outside on the balcony was further evidence of the business drive:
a table for Cooliris, founded by a
Stanford student in his senior year,
along with a graduate and a local
Near piles of neon sunglasses, flatscreen TVs were set up in reference
“He put things into context — not
just where we’ve come from, but
also where we’re going,” he said.
Councilman Sid Espinosa said by
focusing on the four priorities, the
speech represented the goals of the
entire council, not just Klein’s personal interests — a departure from
some addresses that introduced new
“I think this year’s mayor was
speaking for everybody,” Espinosa
Former Mayor Gary Fazzino, who
said he has seen each of the 19 State
of the City addresses, called Klein’s
speech “pragmatic,” an approach
Palo Alto mayors have favored during tough times.
Klein said he never expected he
would ever give a second State of
the City speech, but he said he fully
intends to listen to such a speech 19
years from now, in 2027.
“I expect the mayor will thank
us ... for the city’s sound financial
footing, the public-safety building
and library system, the steps we
took to help avoid a global-warming catastrophe and for the ongoing
sense of community, which makes
us all proud to call ourselves Palo
Altans.” ■
Staff Writer Becky Trout can
be e-mailed at btrout@paweekly.
to the company’s program called
PicLens, which allows people to view
pictures in three dimensions. Students
and company representatives donned
the day-glo shades as they stood chatting in the afternoon sun.
Cooliris co-founder Josh
Schwarzapel was a senior and a
Mayfield Fellow last spring when
venture-capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers — whose
U.S. office lies just off campus on
Sand Hill Road — awarded the
start-up funding.
Cooliris employs 30 Stanford students as interns and five of its 10
full-time staff members are Stanford
graduates, according to Schwarzapel, who stressed that as the leader
of business development, he was
merely one of a larger team.
Trevor Cornwell, founder of the
start-up Embarkons, came to the
fair to find business-savvy students,
he said.
“I actually am desperately seeking
Stanford,” he said.
Cornwell moved his company
from Washington, D.C., to downtown Palo Alto because good ideas
can make it big here, he said.
“This is the Hollywood of ideas,”
he said. “Here, the coders are the
Brad Pitts.”
And of drop-outs such as Pernikoff
who ditch campus to strike it rich,
the middle-aged Cornwell said:
“They’re the über-people.”
Cornwell’s Embarkons is a social network that connects people
through ideas, allowing users to
search and rate each other’s concepts, he said.
(continued from page 3)
But the revolution isn’t over, according to Steele.
“The next —and hopefully final
— stage will be having people with
disabilities being served side by
side with people without disabilities, (with the belief that) the sum
is greater than the separate parts,”
she added.
To that end, C.A.R.’ s new name,
Abilities United, reflects the new
It’s a trajectory the organization
has already been following for the
last few years.
The Betty Wright Aquatic Services program offers side-by-side
swim lessons for disabled and nondisabled children, with water as the
“great equalizer,” Steele said.
And the nonprofit’s Milestones
Preschool teaches children with
disabilities alongside non-disabled
children. The kids recognize they
have similarities, which is Abilities
United’s goal for all of mainstream
society, she said.
Palo Alto resident Judy Richardson’s grandson is not disabled, but
he attended the preschool. He now
goes to a “regular” school, but one
of his best friends is an autistic boy
he met at Milestones.
“So — hallelujah,” said Richard-
Norbert von der Groeben
tanford University’s student
union was packed with undergraduates and representatives from start-up companies at a
job fair last Thursday.
But it was hard to tell the two
groups apart.
Circulating the crowded space
of “Start-up 101,” part of the larger
Entrepreneurship Week occurring
on campus last week, some students
were older than the company founders — who were also their classmates.
The two groups mingled fluidly as
old friends greeted each other.
The event, which attracted close
to 100 start-ups, showcased the close
ties between the university and the
world of Silicon Valley.
Stanford’s 14 pro-entrepreneurship
groups train ambitious students to
found their own companies. In turn,
those companies came to Thursday’s
fair looking for interns and staff.
Jeff Seibert, 22, stood at the table
for Increo, the start-up he founded
last spring with fellow students Rebecca Illowsky, Kimber Lockhart
and Ray Thang.
The Web-based program helps
people compare their ideas by using
an algorithm to link similar concepts, according to Seibert, a senior
computer-science major who will
graduate in June.
His start-up know-how stems partially from his participation in Stanford’s Mayfield Fellows Program,
named for venture-capital firm the
Mayfield Fund, which pairs students
directly with a venture capitalist as a
mentor and arranges an internship at
Jeff Seibert, a senior at Stanford University, talks about his new start-up
company, Increo, at the Start-up 101 fair on campus.
If that sounds familiar, Embarkons and Increo weren’t the
only companies with similar ideas.
Start-ups run by those from within
and without Stanford’s elite environs presented overlapping visions
at the fair.
Stanford-rooted Loopt’s friendfinding service had already been
tried — and abandoned — by Jared
Kim, a 20-year-old UC-Berkeley
drop-out heading his third start-up,
Kim started a text message-based
friend-finding service on Berkeley’s
campus but it didn’t catch on because students didn’t want to pay for
the messages, he said as he hovered
near WeGame’s table.
Asked whether the BerkeleyStanford rivalry mattered to him, he
“Stanford students are smart. ...
So are Berkeley students,” he said.
The fair wasn’t for everyone, however. Not every Stanford student
takes courses that groom him or her
to become a junior executive.
In the midst of the social buzz
hanging over the fair, junior Ken-
neth Lam side-stepped several
people with gold-lettered “alumni”
tags on his way to the exit. Weighed
down by a stack of fliers and a smattering of freebies — candy, a T-shirt
— Lam was nonetheless leaving
without thrilling prospects, he said.
Hunting for a summer internship, he instead spent the afternoon
watching faces fall when he said he
was a chemical, rather than an electrical, engineering major.
“I found a lot of stuff that made
me feel like I’m not qualified,” he
Junior Priyata Mehra said she was
cruising the fair in hopes of avoiding
a summer internship in consulting or
investment banking, popular choices
among peers.
She hadn’t before explored the
idea of joining a start-up, but it occurred to her that Stanford is in the
middle of Silicon Valley, she said.
It would be a shame not to take
advantage of that opportunity, she
said. ■
Staff Writer Arden Pennell can
be e-mailed at
son, whose son Michael is developmentally disabled.
Michael and Judy have been involved with C.A.R. for 38 years.
The organization’s advocacy for social integration has been effective in
Palo Alto, resulting in special programs in the Palo Alto Recreation
Department, American Youth Soccer Organization and the YMCA,
she said.
In September, Abilities United
launched a pilot program called
Community Connections to bring
developmentally disabled people
into volunteer service. Participants
work with organizations such as
the Red Cross Palo Alto Chapter,
the Marine Science Institute, Community School for Music and Arts
and the National Center for Equine
Facilitated Therapy. They do office
work, care for animals or clean up
the environment. The response on
both sides has been enthusiastic, according to Steele.
“We want to become the ‘go-to’
place on how to create a model of a
community without barriers,” Steele
Abilities United is also developing
more services for Spanish-speaking
clients and children with autismspectrum disabilities — two groups
that are increasing in numbers, she
According to the California De-
partment on Developmental Services (DDS), the Spanish-speaking
population with developmental disabilities has grown from 25 percent
in 1995 to 32 percent today.
Autism has grown by 351 percent
since 1995, according to the DDS.
“Many of these children are entering our After School Socialization
program and Adult Services,” said
Wendy Kuehnl, Abilities United director of marketing.
As developmentally disabled
adults age, new community services
will need to be developed to accommodate their growing population,
Kuehnl added. Due to medical advances, people with developmental
disabilities now have normal life
expectancies. In the U.S. there are
currently 528,000 people with developmental disabilities who are
older than 60. That number is projected to increase to 1,065,000 by
2030, according to the DDS.
Richardson has seen the organization blossom over the years.
“They have grown from a group
of dedicated volunteers with their
hearts in the right place to an organization with a heart and a brain,”
better able to evaluate the growing
body of developmental disabilities,
she said. ■
Staff Writer Sue Dremann can
be e-mailed at
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Menlo Park man wins $1 million in lottery
Francisco Lopez of Menlo Park, a supervisor for a janitorial service,
made a last-minute decision to buy a California Millionaire Scratchers
ticket at a liquor store in Glen Ellen.
The decision paid off big — $1 million big.
Lopez said he was at a food-and-liquor store when he decided at the
cash register to add a $5 Scratchers ticket to his purchase.
“I knew immediately. It felt great,” Lopez said in a prepared statement.
He said he plans to pay off his family’s bills and possibly consider
buying his own business.
Lopez is the seventh California Lottery player this year to win at
least $1 million. ■
—Bay City News Service
For all-day parking permits, go visit LUKE
Visitors who wish to park for more than two hours in a Palo Alto city
parking garage or lot can now buy an all-day parking permit for $15.
The two machines, named LUKE by the city, accept credit cards and
are located in the Lot S garage in the 400 block of Bryant Street and in
the Cowper/Webster garage, Sgt. Sandra Brown said.
The all-day permits can be used in any city-owned parking lot or
garage but not for street parking.
The machines are aimed at people attending all-day conferences or
training courses, construction contractors and others who need to park
for more than the two-hour limit.
The machines are called LUKE because of the 1967 movie “Cool
Hand Luke,” Brown said.
In the movie, the character played by Paul Newman is sentenced to a
brutal prison camp after being arrested for robbing parking meters by
using a pipe cutter to remove their heads.
There had been some speculation that — because the machines resemble a taller, skinnier cousin of R2D2 in Star Wars — they might
have something to do with Obi-Wan Kenobi’s admonition to Luke Skywalker: “Use the Force, Luke!” ■
—Don Kazak
Student interrupts Palo Alto home burglar
A high school student returning to her Palo Alto home about 3 p.m.
Monday interrupted a burglar, who ran out the back of the house.
Police cordoned off the area in the 800 block of Ames Avenue, but
the burglar got away, Police Agent Dan Ryan said. A Sunnyvale police
K-9 unit was brought in to assist with a search for more than an hour,
but the burglar was not found.
Ryan said he didn’t know if any items were stolen from the house,
but the burglar left a bag of valuables inside the home.
There have been rash of home burglaries since Jan. 1, and police
are advising residents to lock their doors and windows and be vigilant
about suspicious activity. ■
—Don Kazak
Complaints down against East Palo Alto cops
Complaints by citizens against East Palo Alto police officers declined in 2007 compared to 2006, Police Chief Ron Davis reported
this week.
There were 22 citizen complaints last year compared to 35 the previous year. Of the 22 complaints, three were sustained and will result in
some type of discipline, Davis said.
The greatest number of complaints — six — were for rude behavior,
one of which was sustained.
“We have to work on our communication” through additional training, Davis said.
There were two complaints of excessive force, neither of which was
“We’ve added more venues for people to complain,” Davis said, including four locations in the city as well as online. People can simply
drop written complaints into marked boxes.
Davis said the number of complaints is relatively low, since the department made 903 arrests last year and answered almost 35,000 calls
for service.
“We’re looking for trends,” he said, as well as officers who generate
the most complaints, even if the complaints ultimately aren’t sustained.
Last year, five of the department’s 55 officers last year generated 73
percent of the complaints. ■
—Don Kazak
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A Feb. 27 article about new art for California Avenue misspelled the
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A weekly compendium of vital statistics
Palo Alto
Violence related
Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Theft related
Check forgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Vehicle related
Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Attempted auto burglary. . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Driving w/ suspended license. . . . . . . . .9
Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .3
Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Alcohol or drug related
Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Liquor-law violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .1
Noise complaint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Possession of stolen property . . . . . . . .1
Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .4
Trespassing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
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Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .2
Vehicle stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle tampering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Alcohol or drug related
Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Disturbing/annoying phone calls. . . . . . .1
Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
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Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
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Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
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Births, marriages and deaths
Former Palo Alto banker
Carl Schmitt dies
Founder of University National Bank (Comerica)
supported local nonprofit organizations
Carl Schmitt, who founded
University National Bank in Palo
Alto in 1980 and became locally
famous for bringing in bags of
Walla Walla sweet onions for his
customers every year, died Feb.
21 in Walla Walla, Wash. He was
Schmitt, a former state superintendent of banks in California,
was best known in the Palo Alto
area as the founding chairman
and CEO of University National
Bank, which merged with Detroit-based Comerica Bank in
1995 in a shareholder-approved
$76 million deal.
He won a Tall Tree Award
from the Palo Alto Chamber of
Commerce in 1995, for both his
business leadership and community involvement. He supported
many local non-profit organizations.
Friend and local developer Tig
Tarleton said Schmitt’s wife, Sonia, told him Schmitt, who had
a heart pacemaker, died while
taking a nap.
Dolores Brown
Dolores Emily Brown, 95, a resident of Los Altos, died Feb. 11 at the
Mountain View Health Care Center
after a short illness.
She was born in New York as
Emilia Vincentia Lucia.
She attended Monroe High School
in Washington and met husband
Stanley Brown while working as a
The family moved to Los Altos in
She is survived by her sons, Robert J. Brown of Los Altos Hills and
Richard R. Brown of Bellevue,
Wash.; six grandchildren; and 10
Lavon Duncan
Lavon Duncan, 82, a longtime
resident of the Peninsula, died Feb.
15 at her Palo Alto home.
She was born in Los Angeles, grew
up in Whittier and graduated from
Pomona College in 1947. On her 21st
birthday, she married Don Duncan.
They raised four children while living in Greenwich, Conn., and several
towns in Southern California before
settling in Palo Alto.
She immersed herself in volunteer
activities, including the PTA, Children’s Home Society, Philharmonic
and the American Association of
University Women.
She was an active member of the
Valley Presbyterian Church for 25
years, serving as deacon and on numerous other committees. For 20
years, she also volunteered at the
Children’s Health Council resale
Schmitt retired in 1996 and he
and Sonia moved back to Walla
Walla, where they had met as
students at Whitman College. He
became a member of the Whitman College Board of Trustees
after they returned to Washington state.
Schmitt also became involved
in an effort to preserve a 100year-old industrial building that
the city wanted to tear down.
Schmitt sued to stop the demolition but lost in court. He then
bought the building and turned it
into a winery and a restaurant.
Tarleton said he asked Schmitt
what he was doing opening a
restaurant when, as a banker, he
knew how risky restaurant ventures were.
“There’s no decent place to eat
here,” Schmitt replied.
Schmitt was a native of Los
In addition to his wife, Schmitt
is survived by his son, Carl Jr., of
Walla Walla and daughter, Emily,
of Vashon Island, near Seattle.
shop and helped write “Peninsula
Survivors include her husband of
61 years, Don Duncan of Palo Alto;
daughter, Debbie Duncan of Stanford; sons, Brent Duncan of Arcata,
Dwight Duncan of Little Rock, Colo.,
and David Duncan of Marblehead,
Mass.; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at
Valley Presbyterian Church, 945
Portola Road, Portola Valley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Children’s Health
Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto
Rosemary Kent
Rosemary B. Kent, 85, a longtime
resident of Palo Alto, died Feb. 14 at
her home in Palm Desert, Calif.
She was born in Ladysmith, Kan.
She graduated from Wakefield High
School in 1940. She attended Kansas
State University and married Robert
B. Kent, a U.S. Navy officer.
She settled in Palo Alto in 1965.
She was actively engaged in All
Saints’ Episcopal Church in Palo
Alto, where she served on the Vestry.
She completed an associate’s degree at Foothill College in 1972, a
bachelor’s in education from Notre
Dame College of San Mateo in 1976
and a master’s degree in 1978. After
completing her education, she taught
for five years at the San Jose Montessori School.
After the death of her husband in
1980, she retired from teaching. In
the early 1990’s she opened The Garden Workshop, a floral business she
ran for about a decade.
She is survived by her brothers,
Henry Beecher “Pete” Barclay of
Belleville, Kan. and DeForrest Hugh
“Boots” Barclay of Wakefield, Kan.;
sister, Chelsa Jean “Snip” Parshey of
Modesto; children, Robert B. Kent
II of Akron, Ohio, Diedre A. Kent of
Palm Desert, Calif., and Andrew F.
Kent of Indio, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial Web site has been
established at www.last-memories.
com. In lieu of flowers, she asked
that donations be made to Heifer International.
Annabelle Kixmiller Ruch
Annabelle Kixmiller Ruch, 89, a
resident of Naples, Fla., died Dec. 21
after short illness due to complications of lymphoma.
She grew up in San Marino, Calif., and graduated with honors from
Stanford University, where she was
president of the Stanford Women’s
student body and a member of a Cap
and Gown.
She married fellow Stanford graduate Bruce C. Kixmiller in 1941.
They raised three children.
She and her husband moved to Naples, Fla. in 1968. Her first husband
died in 1988.
In 1990, she married Stewart E.
Ruch. They spent 13 years in Indianapolis before he died in 2003.
She is survived by her children,
Margaret Vickers of Augusta, Maine,
Susan DiMartino of Weston, Mass.,
and David Kixmiller of Menlo Park;
three stepchildren, Skip Ruch of
Naples, Fla., Bill Ruch of Zionsville,
Ind., and Carolyn Rembusch of Indianapolis, Ind.; 16 grandchildren;
and 20 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Moorings Presbyterian
Church, 792 Harbour Drive, Naples,
FL 34103, or St. Matthews House,
2001 Airport Road South, Naples,
FL 34112.
Nell Tolles
Nell Wood Tolles, 97, a resident of
Walnut Creek, died Feb. 11.
She was raised in Little Rock,
Ariz. She studied music at Drury
College in Missouri. After moving to
New York, she met and married Ray
Tolles. They moved to Walnut Creek
after their three children married.
For more than 50 years she was an
active member of the Christian Science Church in Walnut Creek. She
was also a devoted volunteer at the
San Francisco Opera.
She is survived by her children,
Sara White of Palo Alto, Dee Tolles
of Menlo Park and Dana Beach of
Ocean Ridge, Fla.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at
a later date.
Elvert S. Wilson
Elvert S. “Bert” Wilson, 86, a
resident of Los Altos, died Feb. 19 of
kidney disease.
He was born in The Dalles, Ore.
He graduated from The Dalles High
School and enrolled at the University
of Oregon. His college studies were
interrupted when he volunteered for
service in World War II. He was a
Marine Corps pilot who served in
the Pacific Theater and attained the
rank of major.
He returned to school and completed his degree in 1946.
In 1964, he and his family moved
to Los Altos. He owned and operated
the Flamingo Motor Lodge in Palo
Alto. He was a longtime member
of the Los Altos Golf and Country
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Wilson of Palo Alto; daughter,
Lynn Wilson Roberts of Los Altos;
sons, Mark Wilson of Seattle, Wash.,
and Stan Wilson of Rancho Mirage,
Calif.; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in
his name may be made to the Lucile
Packard Children’s Hospital.
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother. 50 year
resident of Palo Alto. She is survived by her husband
Richard Pollak, daughters Susanna Mould and Jody
Pollak, son Daniel Pollak, son-in-law Kevin Mould
and granddaughters Jasmin and Jenna Mould. In
September of 2007 she and Richard celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary together. We all share
wonderful memories of our lives with her and will miss
her greatly. We will always remember her as a woman of
exceptional warmth, kindness, empathy and humor. We
know that many people outside of her family circle also
loved her dearly, and felt the embrace of her acceptance
and love.
Anne Fishman Pollak was the eldest of four sisters
who shared a lifelong bond. She enjoyed enduring
friendships as well, many dating back to her youth in
Chicago. She worked as a public school teacher and
school librarian; in her retirement she was active as a
volunteer with Kaiser Permanente, the Stanford Health
Library and Cantor Art Museum.
A memorial gathering will take place at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, March 15th in the Fireside Room at the Lucie
Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The
proceedings will be informal. Light refreshments will be
served. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to
Susan G. Komen For the Cure (
Christ Episcopal Church, 815 Portola Road, Portola
Valley, will host a Celebration of Life Service for Sally
Holland on Friday afternoon, March 7, 1:30 PM.
She died at the age of 85 on Saturday afternoon,
February 23, at Stanford Hospital, from respiratory
failure. She is survived by her four sons, Harry, John,
Tom, and Bob; three daughters-in-law, Charlotte,
María, and Kelly; her sister, Anne, and Anne’s descendants; cousins; and those that she considered her
extended international families in Brazil, France, and
She was born, as Sally Lou Bubb, in Marysville,
California, oldest child of Miriam Witt Bubb and John
Bubb, he a son of pre-statehood settler Benjamin
Bubb. Growing up in the Bay Area, she graduated in
1943 from Oakland’s Mills College. Soon after, she
joined TWA as an air hostess, and continued to enjoy
travel throughout the world until her last days.
In 1962, she and her late husband Harry Holland,
Jr., bought land in Portola Valley and built a home
for their family of four boys. They also opened their
home to Stanford University’s international students,
encouraging among family and friends a lifetime of
respect and admiration for other cultures worldwide.
Sally ultimately visited all seven continents, and
more than 100 countries, during her 60+ years
of travel, and magazine article writing while a
travel agent. She found the time to study all of the
Romance languages, learning French, Spanish,
Portuguese, and Italian particularly well. She liked to
sign her various messages to family and friends as
“Sally IV”, which she pronounced “Sally Fourth” as in
“sally forth”.
She was an accomplished piano player, and donated one of her grand pianos to Mills College. She
loved to sing in the local church choirs. Her volunteer
work included time with the Allied Arts Guild and
with local language schools. Her various professional
activities included success as the sole U.S. distributor of tapestries for “adriática textil” of Brazil.
Sally was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood’s
Chapter DD for over 50 years, she was the longtime
corresponding secretary for her Mills class, and
she remained active in two local book clubs, one of
which she co-founded 45 years ago. Privately—with
background classical music as her soundtrack—Sally
voraciously read. Contributions in her name are welcome, at the organization of your choice.
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 11
A no-frills ‘State
of the City’ outline
Third-time Mayor Larry Klein eschews rhetoric
for a businesslike presentation of city goals
alo Alto Mayor Larry Klein launched into his “State of the
City” presentation Monday night with a dose of deja vu.
He’d been there before, in 1989 when he created the
tradition of the mayor delivering the annual assessment of Palo
Alto’s challenges for the coming year. He also served as mayor
in 1984, when the city was more flush.
In 1989 Klein never dreamed he’d be giving a second “State of
the City” speech 19 years later. But he vowed Monday night to be
around in 19 years to hear a future mayor thank today’s community
leaders for the legacies they created for future residents.
Among such legacies, Klein emphasized, should be a refurbished
and expanded library system, an efficient and safe “public safety
building,” a community revitalized with well-equipped leaders and
a citizenry deeply engaged in community issues. (A full text of his
comments is on
He recited the top-four goals adopted in January by the City
Council: achieving a solidly based “sustainable” city budget,
rebuilding libraries and public-safety building, combating
climate change, and “civic engagement.” Oddly, Klein failed
to mention critical factor in the city’s being able to achieve
anything substantive this year: the hiring of a new city manager.
On civic engagement, Klein said the positive response
he has heard so far could be because everyone defines it
differently. He added some personal tweaks, including recreating a “Leadership Palo Alto” program, declaring the city’s
controversial Web site “not a success” and replacing it with a
fully interactive Web site, using local expertise.
Klein, an experienced hand at local leadership, focused on
what one council member termed the pragmatic — meaning
accomplishments within reach this year.
But the city and community will have to stretch a bit — more
than a bit — to be able to grasp them.
Resurrecting ‘Leadership
Palo Alto’ is overdue
ne of the brightest outcomes of the current community dialogue on “civic engagement” in Palo Alto is talk of resurrecting a program known as “Leadership Palo Alto” or, later,
“Leadership Midpeninsula.” It surfaced in the State of the City
talk Monday night, and has been mentioned by leaders of both
Palo Altans for Government Effectiveness (PAGE) and Palo Alto
Neighborhoods (PAN) organizations.
The program was created in 1988 by the Chamber of
Commerce under the progressive leadership of Palo Alto
architect John Northway and others. But it never was businessdominated. It had a broad-based board and advisers who created
a curriculum open to a wide-range of applicants.
The idea simply was to provide a background of local history,
politics and traditions mixed with an understanding of how
government agencies, community groups and volunteer- or
neighborhood-based organizations work best. The adult students
explored facets of complex issues, from the turbulent 1960s to
contemporary economic, environmental and social challenges.
Most importantly, it brought people together in weekly day-long
sessions spread over 10 or more weeks. Participants reported a solid
bonding with others even if views differed on specific issues.
The organization evolved in the mid-1990s into a
Midpeninsula-based program for Palo Alto, Menlo Park and
East Palo Alto. That looked good in concept but in practice lost
some focus and grew administratively burdensome. Fees for the
25 to 30 participants each year doubled to a peak of $1,500 the
organization was suspended in April 2003. A transition team
was unable to resuscitate it.
But the big success was that it helped 429 individuals
participate more effectively in 535 community organizations, by
2003 count. Some become local-government leaders.
Proposals now are to recreate Leadership Palo Alto in its early
form, again focusing on Palo Alto issues and subregional and
regional matters that directly affect Palo Alto, within a state and
global context. There is no better objective for the community’s
“civic engagement” priority than to exit 2008 with a robust
leadership-training program in place, helping prepare the next
generation of community leaders.
Page 12 • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Palo Alto Weekly
Editorials, letters and opinions
The move to use only reusable
containers is certainly the ideal
method to reduce the use of paper
and plastic, both having negative impacts on the environment.
However, I have two questions.
1) Is there an alternative to these
two that we could use to line kitchen
garbage cans?
2) What could we use to replace
the produce plastic bags?
In the case of the latter, we are not
like the Europeans, who market almost daily and carry their smaller
amounts of produce home in a net
Yes, unfortunately, they do now
have “supermarkets” and are using
more of the plastic produce bags, but
not to the extent that we do.
I truly want to use my reusable
bags exclusively, so if anyone can
suggest answers to these questions,
I would be most appreciative.
Mimi Kugushev
San Mateo Drive
Menlo Park
Costume drama
So now I am to believe that, as
several time co-chair of the Friends
of the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre’s
costume sale, I was in fact embezzling
when I and the legions of other volunteers innocently sold excess theater
inventory to an unsuspecting public.
This notion would be utterly
laughable if it weren’t causing such
damaging consequences to people
whose lives have been devastated
by the clearly unfounded claims of
“financial irregularities.”
If I learned anything during my
several stints of involvement with the
costume sale it was that Pat Briggs
and Alison Williams were consistently and tirelessly concerned that
any item of city property be treated
Both staff members were vigilant
about this issue and weighed virtually all items that came through the
theater doors with careful scrutiny.
The many volunteers who worked
to make the sales a success were
equally respectful.
The costume sales themselves serve
as widely anticipated community
events, as a consistent way to maintain some control over the theater’s
costume inventory, and of course as
fundraisers for theater endeavors.
It is nearly unimaginable that an
investigation founded on such flimsy
claims be allowed to extend to the
removal of three unflaggingly dedicated staff members, one of whom,
Pat Briggs, has spent her entire
working life in service to the community.
It would have been difficult
enough for Pat, Alison and Rich
to return their jobs after the loss
of their beloved colleague Michael
Litfin. Asking them to continue to
sit this investigation out in isolation,
their home computers confiscated,
the police telling them not to speak
to each other, cut off from their offices, their e-mail accounts and their
work colleagues, is grossly out of
line with the allegations.
The police need to call an immediate halt to this investigation, apologize and let these dedicated people
get back to doing what they do so
brilliantly, which is to serve the children and their families of this lucky
Kathleen Walkup
Marmona Drive
Menlo Park
Memo to manager
A message to Palo Alto’s prospective new city manager:
It is my understanding from Mr.
Michael Litfin’s Palo Alto Historical
Society lecture last year that Lucie
Stern’s gift to Palo Alto intended
to provide children with the opportunity to create their own theater
productions and also have access to
seeing these shows at little cost to
It could be interpreted as Palo Al-
to’s civic duty to fulfill the purpose
of her gifts by keeping the Palo Alto
Children’s Theatre alive and well in
the spirit of Patricia Briggs and Michael Litfin’s great leadership.
We need a city manager who
comprehends and appreciates the
responsibilities of service to children
as have been so clearly elucidated by
Lucie Stern and so wholeheartedly
and brilliantly carried out by PACT
directors Patricia Briggs and Michael Litfin.
There is nothing that can assuage
the sorrow of the loss of Michael Litfin for the Children’s Theatre community here and around the country,
but the exoneration and quick restoration of the theater staff currently
on “administrative leave” may provide our prospective city manager
with an awareness of how highly
valued children in Palo Alto really
are and how completely committed
to their creative development the
theater staff has always been.
Patricia Briggs deserves the unwavering support of the new city
manager, by her own stellar example
these past 45 years, by the mandate
of Lucie Stern’s legacy and by the
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Guest Opinion
Start ‘civic engagement’ with more civic openness
by Annette Glanckopf
t first, I was a
bit disappointed
when the Palo
Alto City Council
chose “civic engagement” as one of four
key council priorities
this year at its Jan. 12
As chair of the Palo
Alto Neighborhoods
(PAN) Committee for
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, I lobbied for preparedness as a priority. During the
council’s discussion, I resonated with Mayor
Larry Klein’s sentiments: “Can we quantify
the problem? Do we really need it?”
I asked myself, “What does civic engagement mean to this council and staff, and how
should ‘we, the public’ go about defining
To try to formulate some answers, PAN
has started a survey on the topic, “What is
civic engagement?” I invite every resident to
take the survey
cgi?12415 and send additional comments to .
After the Jan. 12 retreat, I continued to
discuss “civic engagement” with friends and
developed what I thought were some obvious
goals: (1) expanding emergency/disaster preparedness, (2) instituting e-government, (3)
increasing neighborhood activism, (4) reviving
Leadership Palo Alto, (5) hosting a volunteer
open house, and (6) examining “sunshine”
(open government) processes — which also
include ideas to re-establish public trust).
Wouldn’t it be great to ask all groups, all
residents and all those who work here to identify their top three-to-five great ideas?
Palo Alto Online “Town Square” forums
(a feature of the Weekly’s community Web
site at contain
hundreds of comments from folks who want
to share their views. The city or a volunteerled effort would collect and group information electronically. Staff would prioritize and
prepare recommendations for council based
on the input on specific subjects.
In the spirit of starting such a public dialog,
my top five ideas follow:
1) Emergency preparedness: I was heartened to hear council members ask staff to include neighborhood disaster preparedness as
an example of civic engagement. After working hard on this concept for two years, PAN
rolled out its program in January. The building block is the “block preparedness coordinator” (BPC) ñ a role that combines social,
emergency/disaster and communications.
Starting in 2008, our goal is for each neighborhood to identify one neighborhood coordinator and, as much as practical, BPCs for
every block (we have 2,500 blocks in the city)
as well as alternatives or co-BPCs. To become
involved, contact
2) E-government: We live in the heart of
Silicon Valley, we should fully use all the
tools that technology allows. A revamped
and interactive city Web site, — re-written by
volunteers who are local technology experts
— should allow citizens to query key staff and
the council and have answers visible to all.
The city should be able to survey residents
about “civic engagement” or service priorities, or even the qualities desired/needed for
a new city manager. There should be a portal
to inform the city of potholes, gas leaks and
burned-out streetlights. Another portal could
list all volunteer activities in the city in one
place. Future enhancements could include
non-profit volunteer opportunities.
Information should be pushed out to neighborhood leaders to inform their constituents.
To engage residents more fully, we need to
know several weeks ahead on agendas for
council, commissions and boards. Planning
schedules with a two or three day notice is
difficult for many of us with busy lives.
3) Neighborhood activism: PAN is composed of 27 neighborhoods and homeowner
associations connecting thousands of residents. (See the PAN Web site for a complete
Council encouragement, support and recognition for neighborhoods would encouragemore volunteerism. One idea that might be
effective is neighborhood grants of $500 to
$2,500 for projects of “civic engagement,” for
welcome wagons or emergency preparedness.
This technique was used by Lanie Wheeler
when she was mayor.
4) Reviving “Leadership Palo Alto” (LPA):
Revive this wonderful tradition! LPA changed
my life. Participating opened the door to involvement in the community. Close connections made in 1994 still are tight bonds. Many
alumni would gladly volunteer to rebuild the
program. It would once again bring together a
healthy mix of folks balanced by age, gender,
ethnicity and profession. They will become
the backbone of the community.
5) Civic-engagement open house: Let’s
work together to host an open house to educate residents on opportunities to be engaged
in local civic community organizations (city,
boards and commissions, schools, neighborhoods, local non-profits such as Avenidas,
“Friends” groups and others.
6) “Sunshine” processes: Many have recently spoken about the need for sharing informa-
tion on agendas to residents in a more timely
manner — preferably 10 days before event
(including attachments). Publishing tentative
agendas is most helpful.
Residents also need to be informed on what
is happening in their neighborhood and want
to be involved in decision making. Each city
department should contact the respective
neighborhood leaders well in advance for projects planned in their neighborhoods — park
renovations, street repair, public art, utilities
work. Some departments, such as planning,
are excellent models for others to emulate.
Another example of openness in government relates to council public hearings. If new
information is provided and not available for
public scrutiny ahead of time, then the hearing should be postponed.
There are many questions yet to be answered about what “civic engagement” means
and how it should best be implemented without making it overly complex.
Palo Alto is a diverse city, with many new
residents and more than 50 different languages. Some new residents come from other cultures where civic engagement is suppressed
and speaking out not perceived as a positive
(or even safe) practice.
Another challenge is how to involve those
individuals who would like to participate and
don’t know where to start.
Please contribute your best ideas through
the Weekly’s “Town Square” forum, at www.
See you online. ■
Annette Glanckopf is a longtime leader
of the Midtown Residents Association and a
co-founder of Palo Alto Neighborhoods, an
independent umbrella group for Palo Alto
neighborhoods whose purpose is to enhance
communication and mutual support.
Do you belong to any organized social groups?
Asked on Emerson Street. Interviews by Veronica Sudekum. Photographs by Danielle Vernon.
Mike Krieger
Jill Sakata
Don Kinnamon
Patricia Chang
Amy Thieman
Bungee Master, Co-owner of Whistler
Lincoln Avenue, Palo Alto
Administrator, Stanford BioX Program
at the Clark Center
12th Avenue, Menlo Park
Santa Cruz Harbor Policeman
Fulton Street, Palo Alto
Cottrell Way, Palo Alto
Fife Avenue, Palo Alto
“Well some friends at PALY started a
bungee company with me. And then, I
use my soccer team as a social outlet.
It’s called the Portola Valley Soccer Club,
or PVSC. We go to the Peninsula Creamery a lot after soccer to hang out.”
“I go to a Menlo Park Presbyterian
mom’s group. We’re members there.
I know a lot of people and I can bring
my family.”
“Before kids, or after kids? Before
kids, I did activities like going to the
coast and surfing with a group of
guys. After kids, surfing does not exist
but we socialize with parents ...and do
soccer groups and swim.”
“The [Lucille M. Nixon] school is a social
group. I am in Moms Rising, a club advocating for mother- and family-friendly
policies in the workplace. And, the PTA,
the ‘soup club,’ an informal walking club
and SCRA, a swim and tennis club.”
“All my social groups are parents’
groups. My kids are 5, 3, and 4
months. We’re members of a co-op
preschool. ... We all work as teachers’
assistants at the school. We discuss social issues and have social meetings.”
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 13
of the City of Palo Alto
Architectural Review Board (ARB)
Please be advised that Thursday, March 20, 2008, the Architectural
Review Board shall conduct a public hearing at 8:30 AM in the
Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto,
California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard.
695 Arastradero [07PLN-00291]: Request by John Barksdale
on behalf of Alta Mesa Improvement Company for Major ARB
review of a new two story cemetery administration and mortuary
building with arrangement offices, and a chapel at the Alta Mesa
Cemetery site zoned RE (Residential Estate).
310 University Avenue [08PLN-00042]: Request by Lih
Chuin Loh on behalf of Milpitas and Dixion, LLP for Preliminary
Architectural Review of a proposed new three story retail/office
building on the now vacant Walgreen’s site zoned CD-C (GF)(P)
(Commercial Downtown with Ground Floor and Pedestrian
Stanford Shopping Center Expansion Project, 180 El
Camino Real: Request by Simon Property Group for Preliminary
Architectural Review to review draft design guidelines for the
proposed Stanford Shopping Center expansion project, including
240,000 square feet of new retail/restaurant space as well as the
addition of a 120 room hotel. Zone District CC (Community
The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with
disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities, services
or programs, to participate at public meetings, or to learn more about the
City’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by
Amy French
Manager of Current Planning
words of the late great Michael Litfin.
I write to you as a grateful parent
of one of the thousands of the incredibly lucky children raised by our beloved “Pat,” “Michael,” “Rich” and
We will never forget Michael and
we want our directors back today.
Joanne Margalit
Central Avenue
Menlo Park
Staff’s rights
I guess I’m sorely in need of a
civics tutorial. Since grade school,
I was under the impression that an
American citizen’s civil rights could
not be taken away unless the person
had been arrested, and that nobody
could be arrested without sufficient
I guess I’ve been mistaken all these
years. It seems to me that the civil
rights of some of our most respected
and beloved citizens, role models to
our children — Pat Briggs, Alison
Williams, Rich Curtis, the late and
beloved Michael Litfin, and even
Leon Kaplan — have most certainly
been abrogated while the police
department hunts, in the most demeaning fashion, for “evidence” of
a “crime” (most likely consisting of
a messy desk — it must be there in
the criminal code, somewhere).
Our beloved Children’s Theatre
staff has been (it seems to me) denied freedom of association, free-
dom of movement, the right to privacy, the basic rights to health and
happiness, and certainly been publicly humiliated.
I thought we were supposed to
be upset because this happens in
Somebody please enlighten me.
Judy Lurie
Ohlone Street
Portola Valley
Dish complaints
Why is it that Stanford can make
the recreational area at the Dish
available to the public without having to provide public services such
as parking and restrooms?
It takes so long to park that by the
time you’ve found a space you need
to go back home to use the facilities!
More than once have I seen people,
not only children, using the bushes
to relieve themselves. And what was
wrong with parking along Junipero
Serra anyway?
Katja Broddesson
Cass Way
Palo Alto
Costume confessions
I admit to being a parent volunteer involved in what the police may
be calling the criminal activity of
selling costumes at the annual Children’s Theatre Costume Sale. May I
describe my crime?
Weeks before the sale, a herd of
volunteer parents begin many hours
of sorting hundreds of well-used
princess gowns, snuggly animal
inventions and colorful fantasy costumes. At dawn on the day of the
crime a team of theater staff, parent
and child volunteers arrive and prepare to help shoppers at the carnivallike event.
Hundreds of tiny tots, elementary
schoolers and even those ordinarily
sophisticated Palo Alto teens flock
to the sale. Children search through
racks finding Halloween attire and
fanciful, glittery costumes, useful
for hours of creative play, makebelieve and dress-up.
With costumes bundled in arms,
children leave in glee, their parents
delighted that the costumes are affordable and wholesome. After the
sale, exhausted theater staff and volunteers begin hours of bundling up
unsold items and clean-up.
This costume sale is a long Palo
Alto tradition of wholesome recycling. It brings joy to families in
our community and healthy play
activity to our children. Most importantly, every penny of the proceeds is counted, and put back into
the Children’s Theatre toward more
opportunities for future Palo Alto
Children to enjoy.
I am a volunteer guilty of participating in this tradition and outraged
at the cruel accusations made about
the devoted Children’s Theatre staff
who work tirelessly and selflessly for
our children.
Bonnie Bernstein
Bellview Drive
Palo Alto
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of the Palo Alto Weekly as Chief
Photographer in July 2003. Prior to
working at the Weekly, Norbert spent 17
years as a staff photographer at a daily
newspaper, the Contra Costa Times. His
photos have also appeared in such
magazines as People, Business Week and
Vanity Fair.
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Angela Buenning Filo photographs
landscapes in transition, most recently
focusing on Silicon Valley and Bangalore,
India. Her photographs have been
exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art and the San Jose Museum of
Art. She teaches at Eastside College
Preparatory School in East Palo Alto.
David Hibbard, a Menlo Park resident,
has photographed natural landscapes
and wild places most of his life. He is
represented by Modernbook Gallery in
Palo Alto. His first monograph, Natural
Gestures, will be published later this year.
Brigitte Carnochan’s painted gelatin silver
photographs have been exhibited at
galleries and museums nationally and
internationally. A book of her images,
Bella Figura: Painted Photographs by
Brigitte Carnochan, was published by
Modernbook Editions in July 2006. Her
next show at Modernbook will be in
November 2008.
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bookstores have closed in the
Palo Alto area over the years, so
it is unusual to note the opening
of a new one. Books Inc., which
had been a fixture at Stanford
Shopping Center, opened a
new store at Town & Country
Village in Palo Alto with a grand
opening bash last Friday night.
The store is about the same
size as the Stanford Shopping
Center store it replaces but the
new location feels closer to the
community, store manager Eric
Peterson said. Books Inc. has
four stores in San Francisco
and one in the former Printer’s
Inc. location in Mountain View.
Each store is a little different,
Peterson said. The Mountain
View store has a strong science
fiction orientation while the Palo
Alto store and its customers are
big on fiction in general. To mark
the opening of the new store, 10
percent of the day’s profits for
the first week in March are being
donated to different community
organizations, including the Palo
Alto Library Foundation (March
5), the Children’s Health Council
(March 6) and the Palo Alto High
School Library (March 7).
events at Kepler’s Books in
Menlo Park this month include
Wendy Johnson (“Gardening at
the Dragon’s Gate”) at 7:30 p.m.
March 6. Sports writer Mike
Lupica (“The Big Field”) appears
at 7 p.m. March 10 in a family
event, complete with popcorn
and root beer. And memoir writer Laura M. Flynn (“Swallow the
Ocean”) appears at 7:30 p.m.
March 13.
Author events at Books Inc. in
Mountain View this month include memoir writer Paul Pines
(“My Brother’s Madness”) at
7:30 p.m. March 18. And novelist Joshua Ferris (“And Then We
Came to the End”) appears at 7
p.m. March 27 at Books Inc. in
Palo Alto.
Items for Book Talk may be sent by
the last Wednesday of the month
to Don Kazak, Title Pages editor,
Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610,
Palo Alto, CA 94302 or e-mailed
A monthly section on local books and authors, edited
by Don Kazak
Norbert von der Groeben
OF LOCAL NOTE ... Robert
Tyron Frederick was one of the
founders of the University Club
in Palo Alto. But before that,
he was one of the youngest
and most decorated U.S. Army
generals in World War II. His
daughter, Anne Hicks, recently
published a biography of her
father, “The Last Fighting General.” Stan Scott of Menlo Park
has published “The Winged
and Garlanded Nike,” a novel
about the years of the Cold War
between the United States and
former Soviet Union.
Title Pages
Irvin Yalom writes that a fear of death is common, but it can lead us to living our lives more fully.
how to
“Staring at the Sun: Overcoming
the Terror of Death” by Irvin
Yalom; Wiley; 306 pp.; $24.95
by Don Kazak
odern society shields us from
what used to be more a part of
everyday life: seeing other people die. Irvin Yalom explains that dying
at home used to be more commonplace.
But today, dying is more often done behind curtains in hospital rooms or other
care facilities.
Yalom, a Stanford University
professor emeritus of psychiatry
and a practicing therapist, writes
in his new book, “Staring at the
Sun,” that fear of death is strong
even though death is something
we rarely witness firsthand these
But people can overcome what
Yalom calls “the terror of death”
and actually enrich their lives doing so.
Yalom has worked extensively
with terminally ill people during
his long career as a therapist.
An accomplished writer and author of “Love’s Executioner” and
the novel “When Nietzsche Wept,”
Yalom decided to tackle an issue
we face virtually all of our lives:
the knowledge that one day we
will be dead.
Providing therapy to people
who have strong death anxieties
increased his own fears, Yalom,
who is 75, explained. That’s part
of the reason he wrote “Staring at
the Sun.”
The title is instructive.
“It’s not easy to live wholly
aware of death,” Yalom writes.
“It’s like trying to stare the sun
in the face: you can only stand so
much of it.”
(continued on next page)
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of death
(continued from previous page)
For some people, even in their
30s, the fear of death can be almost immobilizing.
Children are mostly immune
to thoughts of mortality, but such
fears can be very strong among
teens, Yalom says.
As people mature, attend college, start careers, marry and have
children, life is too busy for morbid thoughts for many people.
But the coming of middle age,
children leaving home and the
looming knowledge that we’re
getting old can trigger death fears
very sharply.
Fearing death isn’t unusual.
Yalom explains that we all do.
But “for some of us the fear of
death erupts into terror that negates all happiness and fulfillment,” Yalom writes.
These are the people Yalom has
helped during his long years as a
Yalom had his patients confront
their fear of death by explaining
what it meant to them. They expressed their fears in different
One of the most striking explanations came from a woman,
Alice. “You want to know what I
fear,” she told him. “It’s simple:
it’s no more me!”
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Alice was a widow who was
about to sell her home and move
into a retirement community. Her
panic increased when the movers
came to take away the things from
the home she lived in for so long.
Yalom kept gently questioning her on what she feared about
Alice, who was being treated
for cancer, didn’t fear the pain of
dying and didn’t believe in an afterlife.
Keep going, Yalom replied.
“It’s not that I feel unfinished; I
know I’ve had a full life. I’ve done
what I wanted to do. We’ve gone
all over this.”
Please keep going, Yalom repeated.
“It’s just what I said: no more
me. I just don’t want to leave this
life ... I’ll tell you what it is: I want
to see the endings. I want to be
there to see what happens to my
son — will he decide to have children after all. It’s painful to realize I won’t ever be able to know.”
“But you won’t know you’re not
here,” Yalom replied.
Alice later told Yalom that her
panic had passed. She didn’t know
For religious people, the belief
in an afterlife can mute the fear
of death.
Others may rely on Greek philosopher Epicurus.
“If we are mortal and the soul
does not survive, Epicurus insisted, then we have nothing to fear in
an afterlife,” Yalom writes. “We
will have no consciousness, no regrets for the life we lost, nor anything to fear from the gods.”
In the face of death, we should
live life more fully so that we have
no regrets when it’s over.
Some people help overcome
their fears by examining the regrets they have accumulated along
the way.
“Like the Ghost of Christmas
Yet to Come, it increases your
awareness that this life, your only
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Sanchez, head book buyer at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, include a gem of a book about writers telling their life stories in six
words, two books looking back at
the Nazi era, and more.
“Not What I Was Planning:
Six-Word Memoirs by Writers
Famous and Osbcure” edited
by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser uses a famous premise.
Ernest Hemingway was once
challenged to write a story in six
words. He wrote “For sale: baby
shoes, never worn.” In this book,
writers use six words to summarize their lives, often in witty
“The Mascot: Unraveling the
Mystery of My Jewish Father’s
Nazi Boyhood” by Mark Kurzem
is a story about how the author’s
father, a 5-year-old in Latvia,
survived the Nazi invasion of the
Soviet Union by pretending not
to be Jewish. In fact, he became
a mascot of the German troops
and even starred in a Nazi propaganda film.
“The Nuremberg Legacy:
How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History” by Norbert Ehrenfreund
examines how the trials didn’t
just bring justice to Nazi war
criminals but also changed the
principles of legal representation.
The author is a California judge
who covered the war crimes trials
as a reporter for Stars & Stripes
life, should be lived well and fully, accumulating as few regrets as
possible,” Yalom writes.
He uses a favorite phrase of another philosopher, Nietzsche, to
help summarize the point: “Create
the fate that you can love.”
But we’re not taught about death
anxiety in school. Families don’t
often talk about it at the dinner
“Adults who are racked with
death anxiety are not odd birds
who have contracted some exotic disease, but men and women
whose family and culture have
failed to knit the proper protective
clothing for them to withstand the
icy chill of mortality,” Yalom ex-
“The Wisdom of Donkeys:
Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World” by Andy Merrifield
is the record of a journey through
the southern French countryside
by the author, a professor of geography, and a borrowed donkey.
He was seeking old ruins and
learning from the calmness of his
“A Step From Death: A Memoir” by Larry Woiwode is about
the author, a noted fiction writer
and poet, becoming a farmer in
North Dakota. The title is about
making a beginner’s farming mistake and almost getting killed by
a hay baler. Woiwode wrote the
1969 novel, “What I’m Going to
Do, I Think.”
“The Craftsman” by Richard
Sennett examines the work of
craftsmen and the roles they have
played in the world, from Roman
brickmakers to Renaissance goldsmiths to computer programmers.
The author, a noted sociologist,
also notes the loss of craftsmanship, the connection people once
had to their work, and what that
means for us today.
“Old Friend from Far Away:
The Practice of Writing Memoir” by Natalie Goldberg is a
how-to text for those interested
in writing memoirs. The author
wrote “Down to the Bones,” a
classic book about writing, 20
years ago. This book is about
how to remember as well as how
to write.
— Don Kazak
Sometimes, people overcome a
crippling fear of death through realizing “the ripple effect” of their
lives, which is about loving others
and helping them, which will be
remembered when they’re gone.
The fear of death may subside,
but it’s always going to be there to
some extent.
“I’m not afraid of death,” Yalom
quotes filmmaker and comedian
Woody Allen. “I just don’t want to
be there when it happens.”
Humor helps, too.■
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320 California Ave. in Palo Alto. A
reception is scheduled from 6 to
8 p.m. this evening; the show runs
through March 29. Go to www. or call 650326-1668.
The musical “Peter Pan” is at
the Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts at 500 Castro St.
through March 16, presented by
Peninsula Youth Theatre. Tickets
are $7-$18; go to
or call 650-903-6000.
Steven Shpall, who won first
place in the Manipulated Images
category of last year’s Palo Alto
Weekly photo contest, is currently
exhibiting photos at the Little
House Activity Center at 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park. The show
runs through March 15, open
Monday through Saturday from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 650-326-2025.
Palo Alto painter Naomi Mindelzun is exhibiting works in acrylic
and mixed media and some
made with encaustic and drawing
techniques at Gallery 9, 143 Main
St., Los Altos, through March
30. Hours are Tuesday through
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Sundays from noon to 4. Call
650-941-7969 or go to
“Southern Comforts,” a Kathleen Clark play about a late-in-life
love story, is at the Lucie Stern
Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road,
Palo Alto, through March 30.
Presented by TheatreWorks, performances are Tuesday through
Sunday, with tickets $20-$56. Go
to or call 650903-6000.
The Wittenberg Choir, hailing
from Ohio, will perform at 7:30
p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church,
3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The
group’s repertoire stretches from
the Renaissance through the 20th
century. Call 650-494-1212.
Wendy Johnson, an organic gardener and Buddhist meditation
teacher, speaks at 7:30 p.m. at
Kepler’s Books about her book
“Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate:
At Work in the Wild and Cultivated
World.” The free talk is at 1010 El
Camino Real in Menlo Park; go
to or call 650324-4321.
“The Winter’s Tale” plays at
Gunn High School’s Spangenberg
Theatre at 780 Arastradero Road
at 8 p.m. on March 7, 8, 13, 14
and 15; and at 3:30 p.m. March
12. Tickets are $4-$15. Go to
“The Stravinsky Project” features concerts and lectures in
honor of the 125th anniversary of
the Russian composer’s birth. Alexander Toradze will perform with
pianists from his studio tonight
at 8 p.m., and with the Stanford
Symphony Orchestra tomorrow
at 8 and Sunday at 2:30, at Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Music scholar Joseph Horowitz will
give pre-concert lectures. Tickets
are $15-$40; go to livelyarts.stan or call 650-725-ARTS.
“A Delicate Balance” explores
the dynamics of friendship and
love in family life. The Edward Albee play runs through Sunday at
the Dragon Theatre at 535 Alma
St. in Palo Alto. Tickets are $13$20. Go to www.dragonproduc or call 650-493-2006.
Frank Portman, author of the high
school-mystery-rock music novel
“King Dork,” is set to come to
Books Inc. at 855 El Camino Real
#74 in Palo Alto at 7 p.m. The free
event is billed as a punk-rock jam
session with reading and pizza,
The Fortnightly Music Club holds
the Sunrise”
is among the
photos being
exhibited in
Menlo Park by
Steven Shpall,
one of the winners of last
year’s Palo
Alto Weekly
photo contest.
a free 8 p.m. concert at the Palo
Alto Art Center auditorium at 1313
Newell Road. Scheduled to perform are pianist Maho Nabeshima
(music by Olivier Messiaen),
violinist Claudia Bloom and pia-
nist Sumi Park (music by Robert
Schumann) and cellist Michael
Graham and pianist Laura Goehner-Moreno (music by Rachmaninoff). Go to www.fortnightly
Paintings by Palo Alto artist Naomi Mindelzun, including “Wisdom” (pictured), are on display
at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.
with 10 percent of the day’s sales
benefiting Palo Alto High School’s
library. Go to
The Pacific Art League hosts
a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. for
its March exhibits: “Magnificent
Minis” in the Main Gallery, art by
the students of Robin Scholl in
Studio One, and a faculty show
(watercolor, oil, acrylic and other
media) upstairs in the Norton Gallery. The art league is at 668 Ramona St. in Palo Alto; go to www.
The Stanford-commissioned
dance piece “Under the Skin” explores the storm of emotions faced
by people with cancer.
French horns meet energetic percussion as the Quadre quartet performs with drummer Jim Kassis.
Reviews of “Miss Pettigrew Lives
For A Day” and “The Counterfeiters.”
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The Jungle at 542 High St. in Palo
Alto hosts four Bay Area bands
in a free live show starting at 8
p.m. Scheduled performers are:
Palo Alto hardcore/experimental/
punk band BIRD, indie/experimental group Make Amends, folk/
indie/lyrical musician Keaghan
Townsend, and indie/folk/hyphy
band Kinderghost. All ages are
welcome. Go to www.myspace.
com/junglemusic or call 650-3267622.
Classical guitarist David Tanenbaum joins the San Francisco
Chamber Orchestra for a free “basically Baroque” concert including Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in
A Major. The performance starts
at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church at 600 Colorado Ave. in
Palo Alto. Go to www.sfcham or call 415-2481640.
“4 Artists, 4 Walls,” an exhibit
by Laverne Broadbent (mixed media and collage), Martha Castillo
(monoprints), Janet Trenchard
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Movie reviews by Jeanne Aufmuth, Tyler Hanley, and Susan Tavernetti
Juno (PG-13) ✭✭✭
Note: Screenings are for Wednesday through Thursday only.
Century 20: Thu. at midnight.
10,000 B.C. (PG-13)
(Not Reviewed)
27 Dresses (PG-13) ✭✭1/2
Alvin and the Chipmunks
(PG) ✭✭✭
Atonement (R) ✭✭✭1/2
Century 12: 1:40 & 7:05 p.m.
Century 12: 12:35, 3, 5:20 & 7:40 p.m.
Century 16: 1:05, 4, 6:55 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 1:30, 4:20, 7:15 & 10:05
Aquarius: Noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m.
The Band’s Visit
(PG-13) ✭✭✭1/2
Be Kind Rewind (PG-13) ✭✭1/2 Century 16: 12:35, 3, 5:35, 8:05 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 12:25 2:45, 5:10,
7:35 & 10:10 p.m.
Charlie Bartlett (R) ✭✭
Century 16: 4:35 & 10:20 p.m. Century 12: 12:20, 2:50, 5:15, 7:45 & 10:15
Charlie Wilson’s War (R) ✭✭1/2 Century 20: 7:55 & 10:15 p.m.
City of Men (R) ✭✭
CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:50, 4:30 & 7:20 p.m.
Definitely, Maybe
Century 16: 1:20, 4:05, 7 & 9:45 p.m. Century 20: 12:50, 2:15, 3:35, 5, 6:20,
(PG-13) ✭✭1/2
7:40, 9 & 10:25 p.m.
The Diving Bell and the
Century 16: 12:55, 3:45, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 1:25, 4:15, 7:25 & 10
Butterfly (PG-13) ✭✭✭✭
Enchanted (PG)
Century 12: 1:50, 4:45 & 7:25 p.m.
(Not Reviewed)
The Eye (PG-13)
Century 12: 10:05 p.m.
(Not Reviewed)
Fool’s Gold (PG-13)
Century 16: 1:50 & 7:25 p.m. Century 20: 1:45, 4:35, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m.
(Not Reviewed)
Hannah Montana & Miley
Century 16: 1:10, 3:20 & 5:20 p.m.
Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
Disney 3D (G) (Not Reviewed)
In Bruges (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 12:10, 1:15, 2:40, 3:55, 5:15, 6:35, 7:45, 9:10 & 10:25 p.m. Ciné
Arts at Palo Alto Square: 1:40, 4:20 & 7:10 p.m.
Jumper (PG-13)
Century 16: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:55 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 1:05, 2:30,
(Not Reviewed)
3:30, 4:40, 5:45, 6:55, 8:10, 9:15 & 10:30 p.m.
National Treasure: Book of
Secrets (PG) (Not Reviewed)
No Country for Old Men
(R) ✭✭✭✭
The Other Boleyn Girl
13) ✭✭
Penelope (PG) ✭✭✭
Century 20: 12:05, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. Aquarius: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:30
& 9:45 p.m.
Century 12: 7:10 & 10:10 p.m.
Century 16: 1:15, 4:10, 7:15 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 1:35, 4:25, 7:30 & 10:20
Century 16: 1, 3:55, 7:10 & 9:55 p.m. Century 20: Noon, 1:20, 2:40, 4:05, (PG5:20, 6:50, 8, 9:35 & 10:40 p.m.
Century 16: 12:50, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50 & 10:05 p.m. Century 12: 12:30, 2:45, 5,
7:15 & 9:30 p.m.
Century 12: 12:25, 2:40 & 4:55 p.m.
The Pirates Who Don’t
Do Anything: A VeggieTales
Movie (G) (Not Reviewed)
Rambo (R) (Not Reviewed)
Century 12: 4:40 & 9:50 p.m.
Semi-Pro (R) (Not Reviewed) Century 16: 12:45, 2, 3:10, 4:20, 5:40, 7, 8, 9:20 & 10:25 p.m. Century 20:
12:10, 1:10, 2:25, 3:30, 4:40, 5:50, 7, 8:15, 9:20 & 10:35 p.m.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Century 16: 1:45, 4:45, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m. Century 12: 12:40, 1:30*, 2:20, 3:10,
(PG) ✭✭✭
4*, 4:50, 5:35, 6:25*, 7:20, 8, 9*, 9:45 & 10:25 p.m. *Spanish subtitles
Step Up 2: The Streets
Century 16: 1:55, 4:30, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m. Century 12: 12:45*, 1:55, 3:20*, 4:20,
(PG-13) (Not Reviewed)
5:45*, 7 8:10*, 9:30 & 10:35* p.m.
There Will Be Blood (R) ✭✭✭✭ Century 20: 12:05, 3:25, 6:45 & 10:05 p.m. Guild: 1, 4:30 & 8 p.m.
U2:3D (G) (Not Reviewed)
Century 16: 7:30 & 9:40 p.m.
Century 12: 10 p.m.
Untraceable (R) ✭✭
Vantage Point (PG-13) ✭✭✭1/2 Century 16: 12:40, 1:40, 3:05, 4:15, 5:25, 6:45, 7:45, 9:05 & 10 p.m. Century
20: Noon, 1, 2:15, 3:20, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05, 8:05, 9:25 & 10:20 p.m.
The Water Horse: Legend
Century 20: 12:15, 2:45 & 5:20 p.m.
of the Deep (PG) (Not Reviewed)
Witless Protection
Century 12: 4:30 & 9:55 p.m.
(PG-13) (Not Reviewed)
★ Skip it ★★ Some redeeming qualities ★★★ A good bet ★★★★ Outstanding
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about films playing, go to Palo Alto Online at
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Cover Story
Local knitters gather for creative
expression, fun and fellowship
Photographs by Marjan Sadoughi
Story by Veronica Sudekum
Kirsten Allison of Los Altos Hills works on a shawl at a
recent Wednesday night knitting night held at the Full
Threads Ahead store in Los Altos.
Hollis Bischoff (left), owner of Full Threads Ahead in Los Altos, works on a stash buster as Becky Williams laughs during a
knit night on Feb. 4.
Left, Christina Doering knits a pair of socks for her
husband during a Stanford Knit Wits gathering on Feb. 6.
Above, Bente Palouda browses through knitting magazines
to find a pattern at Uncommon Threads, a Los Altos yarn
store, on Feb. 6.
hen 10 knitters meet for “knit night” in the
small space of Full Threads Ahead, a Los Altos yarn store, an instantaneous reaction much
like a chemistry experiment takes place. The
individuals who calmly enter the room take on
a new energy, occasionally colliding either accidentally or
in hugging. They sometimes disperse, only to join again in
a circle as if pulled by invisible, internal magnetism.
A boisterous, chatty buzz emanates as the women touch
on subjects as diverse as aging parents, family and professional life, stress, health, local crime and, of course, knitting.
“Knit nights are social enough that when I do the toes
on this pair of socks, I won’t do them here,” said Palo Alto
resident Deborah Bennett, her knitting needles whipping
through multicolored yarn.
Bennett amusedly eyed the commotion caused by Robi
Feliz Ledeanu, an animated woman wearing a silken headscarf and stirring up full-body, belly-heaving laughter —
and a few dropped stitches — among the knitters.
Between giving advice and neck massages, Ledeanu knit
a mohair and single-ply wool shrug.
“I’ve been working on it for two years,” she said, laughingly, of the shrug.
Sewing and weaving are usually done solo. In contrast, knitting is an activity frequently shared with others.
Though Louise Spangler of Los Altos yarn store Uncommon Threads traces the popularity of knitting back hundreds of years, she is quick to point out things are different
“Knitting has always gone in and out of favor, since Colonial times, but there had never been a spark like after
9/11. As far as people getting together as a group and the
phenomenon of knitting as a group, it really took off with
9/11,” she said.
“People wanted to stay home, wanted to do something
with their hands,” she said, adding many knitters initially
seeking stress relief “got hooked” over the last five years.
Locally, the resurgence of knitting has been noted by
knitters like Irene Lee, a Mountain View resident since
“You know, the yarn stores started closing. But the last
four or five years, more have been coming back,” she said.
The Craft Yarn Council of America reports yarn sales
nationally have risen since 2002. The group found participation in knitting increased in the 25-34 age category,
among youth under 18, and among those 55-64. According
to the council, lively yarn sales relate to knitting’s popularity among celebrities like Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz,
as well as the emergence of new “fashion fibers.” Its 2005
research showed a continuing, upward trend in the number
of knitters and of completed projects per knitter per year.
Local knitters say their hobby satisfies their creative desires and enables them to teach and learn new skills, give
charitably and meet with others who may be similar or
different from them.
“Knitting is addictive,” said Palo Alto resident Teddie
Guenzer, a member of the Stanford Knit Wits who was
working on a pair of mint-green gloves recently.
“You can take [your knitting] with you. You can do it
anywhere. And, you see the results faster,” she said, comparing knitting to other hobbies like handweaving.
Meeting in local social gatherings helps knitters learn
about the latest patterns and fibers.
“The yarns are so beautiful now; every season there is
something new,” Spangler of Uncommon Threads said.
Lee was enthusiastic about the vivid, new fibers she found
at Uncommon Threads during an open-knitting night, one
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Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 19
Cover Story
“Knitting is addictive. You can
take it with you. You can do it
—Teddie Guenzer, member, Stanford Knit Wits
Full Threads Ahead employee Amanda Withrow uses a device known as a “swift” to bind yarn into a ball while
Becky Williams (left) and Deborah Bennett talk about their knitting projects on Feb. 4.
Lisa Martinez knits a poncho for her daughter while nursing her son, Maarten Bousse,
at Full Threads Ahead on Feb. 4.
A variety of button projects are on display at Full Threads Ahead in Los Altos.
(continued from previous page)
Stanford Knit Wits coordinator Lourdes Ventura touches
a friendship shawl she made for her colleague Diane
Shankoe. Other group members helped add the fringes on
the 5-foot-long shawl.
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of which — a warm, multi-colored German yarn — she was
using to make her first-ever sock.
“It’s always something I’ve wanted to try. It’s not as hard
as I’ve been led to believe,” she said, receiving help from two
Hollis Bischoff, owner of Full Threads Ahead, reflected on
the hobby as knitters clustered on couches and chairs around
“People here don’t consider themselves artisans, but you look
around and see what they’re producing and it is art,” she said.
“Look at Amy [Kay’s] afghan.”
Bischoff gestured towards the rich pink-and-brown baby
blanket Kay described as “chocolate-covered cherries.”
“Even if something is from a pattern — you interpret the
pattern, change colors, yarn, the size. You make it a one-of-akind,” Bischoff added.
Knitters develop their artistic abilities by learning new skills
at local get-togethers.
Teaching plays a central role in Stanford’s Knit Wits’ weekly
gatherings, said Gina Wein, a Los Altos resident.
“We taught people to knit right here. Others are very accomplished. It’s really fun to see what everyone is working on
and get inspired by what they’re doing and the yarns they’re
using,” she said.
Knit Wit Susan Phillips Moskowitz enjoys teaching so much
that she brought her knitting lessons to knitters worldwide
through the online forum YouTube. Her three short lessons,
filmed by Palo Alto eighth grader Ethan Hausser, have gar-
nered more than 80,000 hits so far. With grateful knitters like
“kathye1” calling Moskowitz’s videos “the most helpful and
understandable” on YouTube, Moskowitz says she feels “like
a star.”
In addition to the joys of creating, learning and teaching,
many knitters delight in using their skills to benefit others.
Rita Lou, who belongs to a knitting group that meets at Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto, knits scarves, hats and socks for the
Community Breast Health Project, together with other group
members. The health nonprofit distributes the knit goods in
“comfort kits” to women with breast cancer.
“I have nobody to make hats for. My children and grandchildren are all grown up now, so they don’t need my knitting.
I like to come here, volunteer and do things for others,” Lou
Retired physician Diana Gu, a Lytton Gardens resident,
learned to knit around age 8 but was too busy to knit during
her working years. Since her retirement, she has taken up her
knitting needles again.
Through years of experience treating patients, Gu learned
how to help women with cancer feel better.
“When I knit, I think of what the patient needs. Soft and
warm is better for the patients,” she said.
Like the Lytton Gardens knitters, the Full Threads Ahead
group has rallied against breast cancer, supporting the annual
Relay for Life fundraiser at Los Altos High School.
“Some walk at the event, but we knit. We spend all night
knitting hats for cancer patients,” Christiane Johnson of Moun(continued on page 22)
Cover Story
Lytton Gardens resident Riva Gavartin (left) listens to Diane
Gu’s instructions on making a hat while Sherrie Wilkins
(center), a volunteer with the Community Breast Health Project,
looks on.
Uncommon Threads employee Anne Takemoto gives some suggestions to Debbie Kitani, who works on her scarf
during the store’s open knit night on Feb. 6.
Stanford University employees from various departments knit together during a Knit Wits meeting on Feb. 6.
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 21
Cover Story
Kirsten Stein, left, shares a baby blanket with the knitting group at Full Threads Ahead on Feb. 6 while Bente Palouda, right, looks on.
(continued from page 20)
tain View said of the 24-hour event.
Megan Olson, a Full Threads Ahead group member, knits teddy
bears for the Mother Bear Project, an organization distributing toy
bears to children impacted by the global AIDS epidemic.
Occasionally, other knitters in Olson’s circle join the cause, as
when Johnson came to knit night bearing a 10-inch-tall stuffed
“Tonight I came to give Megan my bear,” she said.
In spite of their different backgrounds — Swiss-born Johnson
grew up thousands of miles from American-born Olson — the two
women enjoy sharing common values. It’s a common occurrence
at knit nights.
“Outside of knitting we’re very diverse. We have very different social views, very different political views. Knitting knits us
together,” Bischoff said. Given the knitters’ comfort sharing with
one another, Republicans as well as Democrats have occasionally spoken up, raising lively discussions about the United States’
political future, she said.
Esther Rubin of Palo Alto said she attends open knitting night
at Uncommon Threads because “you gather here with people that
you wouldn’t normally connect with in your daily life, people of
all kinds. You get to see each other. It’s relaxing,” she said.
In addition to bridging social and political divides, knitting
groups close generational gaps. Recently, Knit Wit Maggie
McLoughlin brought along visitors to the Knit Wits’ lunchtime
knitting session, including her mother, Zee Henderson, her daughter, Anne Wounan, and her two grandchildren, Sarah and Jack.
Elementary school student Sarah deftly worked on her maroon
“knit one, purl one” scarf, joining in the conversation — and occasionally recruiting the assistance of the more-experienced knitters around her.
“This group is so much fun,” Knit Wit Cynthia Moreno said.
“It’s the perfect amount of time, and there are knitters of all levels.
You see really neat things.” ■
Staff Photographer Marjan Sadoughi can be emailed at Editorial Intern Veronica Sudekum
can be e-mailed at
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Lytton Garden resident Sarah Wibawa (left) gets some help with a scarf from Alisa Dichter, director of volunteers at
the senior residence, during a bi-weekly knitting meeting.
About the cover
Local women get together to knit and schmooze at open knit
night on the first Wednesday of the month at Uncommon
Threads in Los Altos. Photograph by Marjan Sadoughi.
Spring Class Guide
A complete listing
listing of
of classes
classes for
for mind,
mind, body,
body, spirit
Make the most of spring by
taking a class in something
you’ve always wanted to
learn. It’s never too late
to pick up a tuba or study
German. Try yoga or put
on some tap shoes. All the
classes listed below are
local, so go for it
351 Homer Ave.
Palo Alto
Crystal-radio workshop. Students
build their own crystal-radio sets
while learning about the history of
radio, basic radio theory, modulation, how headphones work and how
to read schematics. May 3, 10, 17
and 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ages
10 and up. $55 members/$65 nonmembers.
Museum of American
351 Homer Ave.
Palo Alto
Transistors and vacuum tubes workshop. Intro course about transistor
and vacuum-tube circuits, with experiments that students get to keep
and take home. April 5, 12, 19 and
26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 10
and up. $55 Members/$65 Nonmembers.
QWERTY Education
1050 Chestnut St., Ste. 201
Menlo Park
Offices in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
Tutoring and educational evaluation.
Professional tutoring for K-12 and
college. May include homework support or remedial/enrichment learning. Organization of writing, systematic revision, keyboarding, reading
skills, math procedures and problemsolving, and organization, motivation
and study skills. Contact Mark Carey,
Educational Director, for a no-cost
phone consultation.
Randall Millen Registry
921 Colorado Ave.
Palo Alto
Individual private tutoring in Midtown
Palo Alto home for grades 7-12, college and adults. Subjects include
English grammar and composition,
English as a second language (ESL),
French, Latin, mathematics, history
and social studies, and humanities
in general. Also: test preparation
for all standardized tests (including
S.A.T.), and manuscript writing and
editing. Stanford graduate with 40
years of experience as a tutor. Fees
Sky Rocket 101
Palo Alto
SR 101 Surviving the First Year of
College. 10 a.m. Sat., May 3. Cost:
This three-hour workshop exposes
the predominant pitfalls of the first
year and imparts core strategies for
avoiding these pitfalls. Workshop
presents insiders’ knowledge of college that teaches how to: master the
academic system, tackle the daily
challenges of student life, hone your
study and time-management skills.
Palo Alto Weekly file photo by Eva Soos.
Museum of American
from $18 per hour.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult
education. Offering: Meet the PC, Intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving
E-mail, Slide-Show photo organizer,
MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing,
resume writing, grant writing and
master the interview.
Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto
Hundreds of online classes are offered by the Palo Alto Adult School
in conjunction with Education to Go.
Computer, language, test preparation and certificate courses available
from $79.
Web Site Designs
Richard Hellyer is an experienced
professional marketing consultant
who tutors individuals in graphic design and Web site implementation.
Five Branches Institute
Santa Cruz
Five Branches Institute offers master’s degree program courses in traditional Chinese medicine: herbology,
acupuncture, etc. Located in Santa
Cruz and San Jose. Tuition is around
$8,000 per year.
City of Palo Alto Arts
and Culture Division
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Brazilian Dance with Anita Lusebrink.
April 3 - June 5. Thursdays at 6:307:30 p.m. Ten-week session: $115.
Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo
Alto. Try the first class without obligation and bring a friend (16+ years).
Taylor Lehr at a Stanford swim class.
Dance Adventures
1440 Bryant St.
Palo Alto
Advanced Line Dance Workshops
with Hedy McAdams. April 4 through
May 3. 11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto. For advanced dancers who want to challenge memory
skills, resilience and technique while
maintaining and building styling and
poise. Two years of line-dance experience or with permission of instructor. $12 per class or $65/$75 for
eight-part series.
Dance Adventures
1440 Bryant St.
Palo Alto
“Honky Tonk Special” eight-class
dance series. Tuesday evenings with
Hedy McAdams. April 1-May 27 at
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555
Waverley St, Palo Alto. West-coast
swing, waltz and classic line dances.
Basic Line Dance 7:15-7:45 p.m.
Intermediate Line Dance 7:45-8:15
p.m. Couples Basics 8:15-8:45 p.m.
Intermediate Couples 8:45-9:15 p.m.
Each section $48/$40 prepaid.
Dance Adventures
1440 Bryant St.
Palo Alto
LineDancePlus on Friday mornings
with Hedy McAdams, choreographer.
Spring eight-class session begins
April 8. Basics: 10-10:45 a.m. Intermediate: 10:55-11:40 a.m. Cost:
$65/$75 per session, two sessions
for $98/113. For active adults of
all ages; no partner necessary. Cubberley Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto.
Dance Connection
4000 Middlefield Road, L-5
Palo Alto
Dance Connection offers graded
classes for ages 3 to adult with a
variety of programs to meet every
dancer’s needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip
hop, boys program, lyrical, pilates
and combination classes are available for beginning to advanced levels. Find information and download
registration from the Web site.
International School of
the Peninsula
151 Laura Lane
Palo Alto
After-school programs for preschool,
elementary and middle-school students. Classes include: French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science,
robotics, Chinese dance, art & craft,
watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and
multi-sports. For a complete list of
classes available visit
under the heading “Language Classes” or contact BeatriceBergemont@ to learn more.
L’Ecole de Danse
Cubberley Community Center, 4000
Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
L’ecole De Danse (School of Ballet)
-- Vaganova and Cecchetti styles.
Creative dance, pre-ballet and full
curriculum for all levels starting at
age 5. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced.
Please call for more information.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult
education. Be fit. Offering: Ballet,
belly dance, ballroom, Hula and
salsa dance.
Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto
Bellydance classes in Palo Alto
and Menlo Park. Classes available
through both Palo Alto Adult School
and Sequoia Adult School. Mondays
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The Class Guide is published
quarterly in the Palo Alto Weekly.
Descriptions of classes offered in
Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford,
Atherton, Los Altos Hills, Portola
Valley, East Palo Alto and beyond
are provided. Listings are free and
subject to editing. Due to space
constraints, classes held in the
above cities are given priority.
The Summer Class Guide will publish on May 7, 2008, with deadlines approximately two weeks
To inquire about placing a listing
in the Class Guide, e-mail Editorial
Assistant Karla Kane at KKane@, call 650-326-8210
ext. 236 or visit
To place a paid advertisement
in the Class Guide, call our display
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(650) 326-8210.
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San Jose
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Middle School
De Anza Park
Washington Park
Spring Class Guide
(continued from page 23)
in Menlo Park in air-conditioned
studio at Little House Community
Center. Tuesdays in mirrored, wellfloored Paly dance studio. Everyone
is welcome. Have fun at any weight
or age learning the art of MiddleEastern bellydance. Develop grace,
gain strength, burn calories and
Zohar Dance Company
4000 Middlefield Road, L4
Palo Alto
Zohar Dance Studio offers ongoing
classes for adults in jazz, ballet, and
modern dance. Learn from professional faculty: Ehud Krauss, Kristine
Elliott, Marny Trounson and Lisa Burnett. Current schedule and events
can be found on Web site.
Custom Handweavers
2267 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View
Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and
intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Explore the ancient
art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or
learn to weave the Navajo Way. Enhance your lifestyle with an art form
almost forgotten. Visit the studio and
watch the students work. Call for
more information, e-mail or visit the
Web site.
Sequoia District Adult
3247 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park
Clothesmaking: Kimono robe class
introduces beginners to the basics of
sewing and making clothes. Please
bring your own sewing machine.
Andre’s Boot Camp (ABC)
No two sessions are the same but
every session will offer either circuit
training or interval training. ABC is
designed for those who enjoy multisport activities. A variety of athletic
“toys” are used to make the classes
both fun and challenging. Call, e-mail
or visit the Web site for more information.
Bay Area Boot Camp
777 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto
Bay Area Boot Camp offers an outdoor training program at Rinconada
Park that combines cardio, resistance and agility exercises and is
designed for people of all fitness
levels. Cost: $210-$325.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
Betty Wright Swim Center @ C.A.R.
333 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Beading, drawing,
ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet,
needle arts, painting (watercolor, oil,
acrylic). Older-adult classes (55+,
3864 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Improve your health and wellness
through aquatic exercise and therapy
in the fully accessible, public, warmwater (92 degree), in-door pool.
Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua
arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and perinatal.
Physical therapy, personal training,
Watsu and land massage by appointment. Group and private swim lessons. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6:30
a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7
p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Palo Alto Adult School
Palo Alto
Learn how to makeover clothes with
simple alterations and by adding
detail to retail at JLS Middle School,
480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.
Learn basics of hemming, sewing on
buttons, adjusting side seams and
many easy-sew ideas for customizing
California Yoga Center
(Palo Alto)
541 Cowper St.
Palo Alto
The California Yoga Center offers
classes for beginning to advanced
students. With studios in Mountain
View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate
strength, flexibility and relaxation.
Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled
every day and include special classes such as prenatal, backcare and
pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.
California Yoga Center
(Mountain View)
570 Showers Drive, Ste. 5
Mountain View
The California Yoga Center offers
classes for beginning to advanced
students. With studios in Mountain
View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate
strength, flexibility and relaxation.
Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled
every day and include special classes such as prenatal, backcare and
pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.
Darshana Yoga
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Fresh and inspiring yoga classes
in Palo Alto. A blend of alignment
and flow. Great teachers, beautiful
studio. Director Catherine De Los
Santos has taught yoga in Palo Alto
more than 25 years.
Elite Musketeer
Fencer’s Club
160B Constitution Drive
Menlo Park
408 317 0480
Fencing Programs for kids and
adults, recreational and competitive.
Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.
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Our classes in T’ai Chi Ch’uan
are held in Palo Alto at the
Cubberley Community Ctr.
4000 Middlefield Rd., M4.
Call 650-327-9350 for
detailed information.
Established in 1973.
German International School of Silicon Valley
The Best of two Worlds - Learning in German and English
Grades K-12 with Bilingual Program
German International Abitur & SAT/AP exams
WASC accredited High School Program
German Immersion Preschool
German Summer Camps Jun 16 - Jul 25
Safe and nurturing learning environment
Locations in Mountain View and Berkeley
310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
Now Enro
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Pre-K &
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Spring Class Guide
Studio Kicks
796A San Antonio Road
Palo Alto
Studio Kicks is a family fitness
center offering high-energy cardio
kickboxing classes and fun martialarts training for kids 2 and up.
Taught by owner/instructor Richard
Branden, six-time world champion
and original stunt cast member for
the “Power Rangers.” Get the whole
family healthy and fit. Stop by for a
free class.
Palo Alto Weekly file photo by Nicholas Wright.
Students at Yew Chung International School perform for parents and friends.
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Jazzercise at M-A
555 Middlefield Road
Jazzercise combines elements of jazz
dance, resistance training, Pilates,
yoga, kickboxing and more to create
truly effective programs for people of
every age and fitness level. Classes
are ongoing. Come directly to class
to register. Mon., Tue. and Thu. at 6
p.m.; Sat. at 9 a.m. M-A High School
Dance Studio (adjacent to gymnasium). $42 a month. When you love
your workout, results come easy.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult
education. Be fit. Offering: Belly
dance, exercise for the older adult,
Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch
and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Olderadult classes (55+, $18).
333 Moffett Blvd.
Taijiquan Tutelage of
Palo Alto
3790 El Camino Real #185
Palo Alto
Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto. Established in 1973. Learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan
(T’ai chi ch’uan). Beginning classes
start monthly. Classes are held at
the Cubberley Community Center.
Winter Lodge
3009 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
493-4566 ext. 102
Winter Lodge offers ice-skating
classes for all ages and abilities.
The group class meets once a week.
Rental skates and practice time included for $120. Visit the Web site
for more information.
Workout IQ
Posture 101. Learn about why posture is important, why you should
care about your posture and most
importantly learn how to improve and
change your posture.
Cost: $275 for a six-week class.
Space is limited.
Workout IQ
278 Hope St., Ste. C
Mountain View
Workout IQ Boot Camp. Small group
fitness training where everyone gets
a custom workout. Learn Russian
kettlebells, improve posture, lose
inches, make friends.
Cost: $195 per month.
Yoga at All Saints’
Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto
Kundalini-style yoga, combining
asana (physical poses), breathing
exercises and meditation. Practice
is best done on an empty stomach.
Please bring a mat and blanket and
wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in
clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to be done
in a chair. All ages. No registration
necessary. Every Saturday, 8-9 a.m.,
in the Parish Hall. $5/person.
278 Hope St., Ste. C
Mountain View
Discover what makes GAIS a truly international experience.
What makes us unique:
First IB World School in the Penninsula
offering the Primary Years Program (PYP)
recognized world-wide
German immersion Preschool + Kindergarten
Bilingual program in German & English
from grades 1 – 8
Small class sizes and a great supportive
Non profit school
GAIS - A world class school for world class citizens
275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025 • Tel: (650) 324-8617 •
Trinity School
Encouraging preschool to Grade 5
children from all backgrounds to love
learning. We foster rigorous academics
grounded in child-centered content.
Trinity upholds the values and traditions
of the Episcopal Church and honors the
role of family in educating children.
We are now accepting applications
for students who will enter Grade 3
though Grade 5 in Fall 2008. Please call
650-854-0822 x100 to learn more.
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Preschool, Pre-K, K-6
We teach with a sincere love of humanity. It is our
mission to educate compassionate, highly intelligent
and creative future world leaders.
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310 Easy Street
School Tours Every Thursday Morning
Spring Class Guide
Learn the Guitar this Spring
Carol McComb's "Starting to Play" workshop includes
the FREE use of a Loaner Guitar for the duration of
the classes.* Regular cost is just $160 for ten weeks
of group lessons, and all music is included.
*"Starting to Play" meets for one hour each Monday night for ten weeks
beginning March 17. Students are encouraged to bring their own guitar,
but both nylon-string and steel-string loaner guitars are available.
Other classes at more advanced levels are also offered. A full
brochure is available at Gryphon.
Stringed Instruments
Since 1969
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Driving School
Phyllis Campbell plays piano at Avenidas.
German Language Class
50 Embarcadero Road at El Camino
Palo Alto
Willkommen! (Welcome!) Learn to
speak, read, and write German, with
an emphasis on conversation. Basic
grammar and Germanic culture are
covered. The instructor, a collegecredentialed teacher with a Master’s
Degree, studied in Germany with the
Stanford-in-Germany program. Mondays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., March
31-April 28, $108.
International School of
the Peninsula (ISTP)
151 Laura Lane
Palo Alto
ISTP offers extensive adult language
classes and children’s after-school
language classes. For preschool
students, ISTP offers classes in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese and
Spanish. For elementary and middleschool students, ISTP offers classes
in Arabic, Farsi French and Mandarin
Chinese. For adults, ISTP offers separate classes for varying proficiency
levels for each language: Arabic,
English ESL, Farsi, French, German,
Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin
Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult
education. Learn or practice a language. Offering: Chinese, English,
French, Russian and Spanish. Olderadult classes (55+, $18).
Become a certified master composter. Learn to compost and garden
without the use of toxic chemicals
and make 2008 a healthier year for
you, your family and the environment. Classes are free to San Mateo
County residents.
Elite Musketeer
Fencer’s Club
160B Constitution Drive
Menlo Park
408 317 0480
Fencing programs for kids and
adults, recreational and competitive.
Summer camps, birthday parties, private lessons and group classes.
Little House Senior
Activities Center
800 Middle Ave.
Menlo Park
Computer workshops, health lectures, investments, travel, self-improvement, movies, opera previews,
ballroom dancing and weekend trips
for people over 50. Costs range from
free to $40. Register in person or by
Studio Kicks
796A San Antonio Road
Palo Alto
Studio Kicks is a family fitness
center offering high-energy cardio
kickboxing classes and fun martialarts training for kids 2 and up.
Taught by owner/instructor Richard
Branden, six-time world champion
and original stunt cast member for
the “Power Rangers.” Get the whole
family healthy and fit. Stop by for a
free class.
County of San Mateo
555 County Center, 5th Floor
Redwood City
All Saints’
Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St.
Palo Alto
All Saints’ Yoga: Kundalini style yoga
combining asana (physical poses),
breathing exercises and meditation.
Practice is best done on an empty
stomach or light-snack. Please bring
a mat and blanket, and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If
floor work is difficult, exercises can
be modified to do in a chair.
Yoga at Unity Church
3391 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Modern and ancient yogic meditation
and concentration techniques, powerful and therapeutic in their transformation and healing.
Art with Emily
402 El Verano Ave.
Palo Alto
Emily Young teaches mixed-media,
multi-cultural art lessons for children
at her fully equipped studio in Palo
Alto. Individual lessons or small
group classes available.
Children’s Music
P.O. Box 60756
Palo Alto
Kids music classes and private lessons for guitar, piano and voice.
Locations in Palo Alto and Mountain
View. Music for special needs children too.
Community School
of Music and Arts
at Finn Center
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View
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Chinese Brush Painting
Palo Alto
Chinese brush painting with master
calligrapher and painter Anna Wu
Weakland. Class meets eight Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Classes held
at the Cubberley Studio in Palo Alto.
Learn to paint with minimum strokes
and achieve maximum results. The
techniques of all the popular subject
matters will be taught. Beginners
and advanced students welcome.
Winter in-Class Schedule
Day 1
Child Development Centers
HeadsUp! Child Development Centers offer children an enriched
environment in which they can grow to fulfill their full potential.
The goal of the centers is to help make every child a HeadsUp! child:
bright, alert, motivated, independent, self-confident, and social. Our
dual-career families know their children are receiving the finest care
and developmental guidance available.
Palo Alto
San Jose
2800 W. Bayshore Road
Tania Azevedo, Dir.
2841 Junction Avenue
Danielle Ewing, Dir.
4671 Chabot Drive
Imelda Acosta, Dir.
Affiliated Programs: Emerson School - Palo Alto
Hacienda School - Pleasanton
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Spring Class Guide
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April 14-18 vacation camps now
enrolling. Visual-art camps for
Grades K-8. Morning and afternoon
sessions; extended day supervision
available. $140 per camp; register
same child for 2 camps and save
$30. Computers and art camps for
ages 10-teen. Learn animation, web
design, digital photography, blogging,
more. Full-day camp, 9:30 am to
3:30 pm; $375.
Community School
of Music and Arts
at Finn Center
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View
Digital-arts classes for ages 10adult. Music, visual art, photography
and video, animation, web design,
more. Six-week classes begin March
18; one- and two-day workshops
offered throughout Spring. Register
online at
Community School
of Music and Arts
at Finn Center
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View
Visual-art classes for children
through adults. Eight-week classes
begin March 25. Ceramics, drawing
painting, fashion design, photography, batik and tie dye, more. Oneand two-day art workshops for teens
and adults; ongoing. Visit for details.
International School
of the Peninsula (ISTP)
151 Laura Lane
Palo Alto
Join ISTP for after-school programs
for preschool, elementary and
middle-school students. Classes include French cooking, Asian cooking,
chess, science, robotics, Chinese
dance, art and craft, watercolor,
gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports.
For a complete list of classes, visit
the Web site.
Kindermusik with Wendy
Mountain View
Group music classes for children
ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing,
instrument play, movement, musical
games, and home materials, and aim
to develop the whole child through
music. Five levels of classes as well
as a multi-age class. Cost per class
session ranges from $100 to $225
depending on class and session
length (8-15 weeks per session).
Midpeninsula Community
Media Center
900 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto
The Media Center offers classes every month in a wide range of media
arts, including publishing media on
the Web, podcasting, digital editing,
field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers,
citizen journalism, and autobiographical digital stories. One-on-one tutoring is also available. Biweekly free
orientation sessions and tours. Web
site has specific dates, fees, and
scholarship information.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult
education. Improve your skills. Offering: Beading, ceramics, chorus,
digital photography, drawing, guitar,
Ikebana, orchestra and painting
(watercolor, oil, acrylic). Older-adult
classes (55+, $18).
Opus1 Music Studio
2800 W. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto
Opus1 Music Studio is offering private & group music lessons for all
kinds of instruments to aged 1.5 and
up. Beginners to advanced level.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto
Classes and workshops for adults in
ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry,
book arts, printmaking, collage and
more. Register online or stop by the
Art Center for a class brochure.
C.A.R. Milestones
3864 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Developmentally focused, inclusive
program for children 2-5 years old.
Low 1:5 teacher-to-student ratio.
Staff trained and educated in early
Emerson School
brings out the extraordinary in every child.
. Superior Academic Preparation
. Individualized Montessori Curriculum
. Cultivation of Gifts & Talents
. Emphasis on Thinking Skills & Personal Values
. International Curriculum (Chinese, Spanish)
. Year-Round, Full-Day Program
2800 W. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tracy Bootz, Administrator
650 - 424 - 1267
Parent Information Dates
March 13 5:00
Affiliated Programs:
Hacienda School – Pleasanton
Child Development Centers –
Palo Alto . San Jose . Pleasanton
Summer Fun
with PACCC
Programs open June 16 - August 15
Group Classes start every 8 weeks
Private Classes available anytime
Open enrollment begins March 10th.
For program information please call
(650) 493 -2361 or visit our web site
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Spring Class Guide
childhood development. Access to
occupational, physical and speech
therapists. Hours: Kinderplay, 9
a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays;
KinderSocial, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays; KinderPrep, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Mondays,
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Community School
of Music and Arts
at Finn Center
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View
Arts for All! The Community School
of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers
classes year-round in Music, Visual
& Digital Arts for ages 18 mos. to
adult! Vacation and summer camps,
one- and two-day arts workshops
offered throughout the year. Private
music lessons offered, taught by
international faculty. Financial assistance available. Visit www.arts4all.
org for more information.
Children’s Pre-School
Center (CPSC)
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Open arms, Open hearts — Opening
minds together. Every day at CPSC
holds new adventures for your children from the youngest infant to the
oldest preschooler. Your child will
experience the joy of finger painting,
the thrill of dancing, the pleasure
of building towers, and the satisfaction of mastering pre-literacy and
pre-math skills with the support and
guidance of a dedicated, loving, multicultural teaching staff.
motorcycle-safety training, music and
dance, needlework, orchestra, parent
education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes
(55+, $18).
nology are an integral part of the
5th-8th grade experience. Extended
Care is offered 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Please call for a brochure or to set
up a tour.
St. Joseph Catholic
Wright Swim School
1120 Miramonte Ave.
Mountain View
St. Joseph Catholic School offers a
comprehensive curriculum with an
emphasis on religion, language arts,
mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph’s also offers a fine
arts program, computer instruction
and physical education.
Trinity School
2650 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park
Early childhood through grade 5.
Trinity School encourages preschool
to grade 5 children from all backgrounds to love learning. Trinity fosters rigorous academics grounded in
child-centered content. The legacy of
a Trinity education is a curious mind
and a discerning heart.
Woodland School
360 La Cuesta Drive
Portola Valley
Preschool-8th grade. Woodland
School’s focus is a challenging academic program with a strong enrichment program of art, music, drama,
computers, gymnastics and physical
education. Science, math and tech-
Yew Chung International
School (YCIS)
310 Easy St.
Mountain View
YCIS provides multi-cultural and
bilingual, English and Mandarin
Chinese, education to children from
preschool to 5th grade. Yew Chung
education aims to liberate the joy of
learning within each child. No prior
Chinese experience is required.
International School
of the Peninsula
151 Laura Lane
Palo Alto
Nursery-8th grade, co-education,
dual language immersion day school
specializing in French/English and
Chinese/English (Mandarin) programs. Celebrating more than 25
years of providing academic bilingual excellence in Palo Alto. School
accepts monolingual children for
nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. No previous second language
experience required. To learn more,
visit the Web site.
3864 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Indoor, warm-water (92 degree) pool
for year-round instruction. Group
and private lessons; age appropriate and designed for children 4
months to 12 years of age. Parenttot, preschool, beginning, intermediate, advanced, and skill and stroke
refinement lessons scheduled weekday afternoons/evenings and weekend mornings. Professional swim
instructors with lifeguard, CPR and
first-aid certifications. Your child’s
safety in the water is the school’s
number-one priority.
June 30 – August 1
Summer Writing Camps
Emerson School, Palo Alto
Hacienda School, Pleasanton
for grades 2-8
Fantastic Field Trips
Now 2008!
Expository Writing
Creative Writing
Presentation Skills
Hacienda School
Emerson School
Palo Alto,
1 week
2 weeks
3 weeks
Jim Gorman Swim School
3249 Alpine Road
Portola Valley
854-6699 ext. 100
Patient, professional instructors
and warm, clean pools make it fun
to learn to swim. Private and small
group lessons for all ages and
abilities, from water babies (3-30
months) to national champions.
Weekday and weekend lessons available for sign-ups now.
Mountain View-Los Altos
Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd.
Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long
history and commitment to adult
education. Improve your skills. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers,
digital-camera techniques, ESL,
foreign languages, genealogy, high
school programs and GED, memoirs,
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 29
MENLO MEMO . . . The Menlo
College baseball team took two of
three games from host Simpson
College over the weekend. The
Oaks (6-3) opened with a 6-2
victory on Friday and then split a
doubleheader on Saturday, losing 10-8 despite a pair of home
runs, including a grand slam, from
Kyle Cowgill. Menlo finished with
a 7-2 victory as Rob Monderine
hit a home run . . . The Menlo
College softball won one of four
games over the weekend, losing
a doubleheader to visiting Oregon
Tech on Friday, 9-0 and 6-1. Oregon Techís Jenni Bittle pitched
a perfect game against the Oaks
(8-7). Kelsey Wood collected two
hits for Menlo. Holy Names won
Saturdayís opener, 3-0, before
winning the nightcap, 6-1, as
Megan Clow hit a home run and
drove in three runs while Susanne
Thomsen added two hits . . . The
Menlo Collegeís menís golf team
finished fifth at the William Jessup Invitational on Thursday. Jens
Johanssen shot an 83 to lead the
Oaks at Rocklinís Whitney Oaks
Golf Course.
College baseball: Stanford at Texas,
12:30 p.m., KZSU (90.1 FM)
For expanded daily coverage of college
and prep sports, please see our new site
Eastside Prep senior Samantha Bunch made sure she didn’t graduate
without a CCS title after the Panthers produced one Saturday.
CCS trophies, titles come in triplicate
SHP, Menlo
try to build
on success
Eastside Prep
girls enjoying
29-1 season
by Craig Wentz
he competition is tougher,
every possession is critical
and there will be no room for
mistakes as four local prep boys’
basketball programs attempt to survive and advance in the CIF NorCal
Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo School,
Woodside Priory and Menlo-Atherton all have begun NorCal action
where three wins in five nights will
result in a coveted appearance in the
CIF state finals at ARCO Arena in
Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo
both won Central Coast Section titles last weekend and earned home
games for NorCal openers.
Sacred Heart Prep (19-8), which
beat top-seeded Woodside Priory
on Saturday in the CCS Division
V finals, 45-44, put its No. 3 NorCal seed on the line Tuesday night
against No. 6 Lick-Wilmerding of
San Francisco (24-8). Lurking in
the semifinals Thursday likely will
be No. 2 Liberty Christian (24-6)
in Redding.
Menlo (23-7), which captured the
CCS Division IV title on Friday by
thumping top-seeded Palma, 49-39,
hosted No. 5 Colfax (27-3) in its
NorCal opener Tuesday. Possibly
awaiting the No. 4-seeded Knights
in the semifinals is host and No. 1
by Craig Wentz
irst-year Eastside Prep girls’
basketball coach Donovan
Blythe had a couple of goals
when he took over the Panthers’
program in November — help the
school capture a state crown and allow his players to just go out and
With only seven players, including four freshmen, Eastside Prep’s
dizzying transition game and smothering defense have given opponents
fits all season.
Last Saturday, the top-seeded
Panthers (29-1) added another casualty to their growing list by running
away with the second Central Coast
Section Division V title in school
history with an easy 53-34 triumph
over No. 3 St. Francis-Central Coast
Catholic (22-8) at Foothill College.
Eastside Prep, which won its only
other CCS championship in 2003,
found this title extremely satisfying
after losing to Sacred Heart Prep
the past four years in the Division
V semifinals.
Eastside Prep now will concentrate on the CIF NorCal playoffs,
where the Panthers are the No. 3
seed. They opened Tuesday night
against No. 6 Head Royce (27-6), a
team Eastside crushed, 55-24, in the
Bentley Shootout last month.
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Keith Peters
Men’s basketball: Stanford at UCLA,
8 p.m., Fox Sports Net; KNTS (1220 AM);
KZSU (90.1 FM)
SHP seniors Bryan Harris (left) and Christian Buono show off the CCS
Division V first-place trophy after the Gators’ big win Saturday.
Keith Peters
De Anza Force Soccer Club will
hold tryouts for 92-93 girls on
Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to
noon at Garden Gate Elementary
School in Cupertino. Force Black
is co-coached by Owen Flannery,
head women’s soccer coach
at Foothill College and a former
coach at Gunn High. Force Black
and Force Blue will be Class I,
Division I CYSA Abronzino teams
in the fall.
Keith Peters
LOCAL GOLF . . . Gunn High
junior Martin Trainer advanced
to the semifinals of the San Francisco City Golf Championships
by defeating his friend, MenloAtherton junior Nick Sako, 2 and
1, on Sunday at Harding Park Golf
Course in San Francisco. Trainer,
the youngest player still competing, will play 36 holes in the semifinals on Saturday. Against Sako,
Trainer was 4-up after nine holes.
Sako rallied to where he was just
one down heading into the 17th,
but hit an unplayable shot and
had to take a penalty stroke. He
finished the hole with a double
bogey while Trainer won it with a
bogey. Both high school standouts advanced after victories on
Saturday. Sako defeated Matt
Lewis of Roseville, 1-up, while
Trainer eliminated Dennis Carson
of Serra High, 2 and 1.
Menlo coach Kris Weems (left) and seniors Max Frye (33) and Garrett
Cohen celebrated the team’s first CCS title since 1991.
seed St. Mary’s-Berkeley (30-1) on by St. Mary’s in the first round of
the 2007 NorCal playoffs, 73-49.
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Woodside Priory (24-5) and MenMenlo lost to St. Mary’s, 68-54 in
the Martin Luther King Jamboree lo-Atherton (21-10) both lost CCS
on Jan. 19 and also were eliminated
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has shot
at first
Wiggins gets a record,
Stanford gets a title
Cardinal shifts focus to Pac-10 Tournament after Wiggins
becomes the all-time conference scoring leader
Cardinal already assured
of a No. 1 or 2 seed
for Pac-10 tourney
by Rick Eymer
hen the Stanford men’s
basketball team opened the
Pac-10 season with a loss at
home to UCLA, there was no hint
of what was to come. The Cardinal
was playing inconsistently and the
loss seemed to indicate that Stanford would be a middle-of-the-pack
kind of team.
My, my how perceptions have
changed. After sweeping the Washington schools over the weekend,
Stanford can look to Thursday’s
rematch with the Bruins in Westwood with as much excitement and
anticipation as there’s ever been for
a conference game.
The Cardinal is playing for a slice
of the league title. With two games
left on the conference ledger, Stanford can finish first or second and
that’s that. It’s a simple equation,
and yet a complicated situation.
Whatever happens in Southern
California this weekend, Stanford
will enter the Pac-10 tournament as
the No.1 or No. 2 seed. Should the
Cardinal happen to beat the Bruins,
it would still have to beat USC on
Saturday to secure the top seed,
even if UCLA gets swept.
Stanford (13-3, 24-4) continued
to add exclamation points to its
record-breaking season with home
victories over Washington, 82-79,
on Thursday and over Washington
State, 60-53, on Saturday. The Cardinal produced its most home wins
(16) in a season ever.
The ‘Senior Day’ win was particularly rewarding because coach
Trent Johnson made an important
and gracious gesture by starting
the four seniors — Taj Finger, Peter
Prowitt, Fred Washington, Kenny
Brown — with Brook Lopez.
“It was nice to share something
together for our last time at Maples,”
Brown said. “Starting together was
special. For me, I really just came
off the streets as a walk-on and had
a great experience. The team welcomed me.”
by Rick Eymer
he moment belonged to Candice Wiggins, and she shared
the glory with her Stanford
women’s basketball teammates.
In the end, she placed her name
on top the Pac-10 all-time scoring
list in relative obscurity, and perhaps
she liked it better that way. Yet even
the 647 in attendance at Washington
State’s Friel Court on Sunday knew
they witnessed something special.
Wiggins played her final regularseason game on Sunday as the seventh-ranked Cardinal wrapped up its
eighth straight Pac-10 title with its
74-52 victory over the host Cougars,
hours ahead of Washington’s 74-66
upset victory over California.
The Huskies’ win means Stanford
claimed the title outright and won’t
even have to share the limelight with
its East Bay rival.
In the locker room afterward,
Wiggins’ teammates began a rhythmic clap in her honor. Not just for
setting the Pac-10’s all-time scoring record, or for being such a great
player. It was their way of showing
their senior leader some appreciation for her friendship, and her leadership.
“For four years I’ve watched her
being a scoring machine,” Stanford
senior Cissy Pierce said. “This was
a good day for Candice, and a good
day for the class of oh-eight; 4-for-4
in Pac-10 titles.”
The locker room celebration was
another example of what Wiggins
refers to every time she says this
is a special group. And they’re not
done yet. They’ve stashed all those
regular-season clichés into the back
of the closet for another year.
It’s tournament time.
“Usually we don’t like making
the long bus ride from Spokane to
Pullman,” Pierce said. “We’re kind
of hoping we have to come back to
Spokane in a few weeks.”
That would mean advancing to
the Sweet Sixteen, two games shy
of the Final Four.
First, Stanford (16-2, 27-3) begins
its preparations for the Pac-10 tournament in San Jose, which begins
Friday. The Cardinal won’t play un-
Kyle Terada/Stanford Ahtletics
Stanford’s Brook Lopez celebrated with everyone, even The Tree, after
scoring 25 points to help beat WSU on Saturday.
The gesture spoke to loyalty as thony Goods gave the Cardinal its
much as anything. Johnson did not first lead less than a minute.
Kyle Weaver scored Washington
recruit those players into the program and yet they embraced each State’s final points with 3:16 left to
play and then Brook did his thing
other like family.
Lopez scored 19 of his 25 points and Anthony Goods made all four
in the final 20 minutes, grabbed six of his free throws in the final 33
rebounds and put Stanford ahead to seconds to finish it off.
“We started slow but we knew
stay with a thunderous dunk in the
final three minutes as the Cardinal we played badly,” Washington said.
overcame a 14-point first-half defi- “We also knew we’d come back.”
Washington State scored the first
“I just didn’t want to let the se- nine points of the game and it took
niors go out like that,” Lopez said. the Cardinal the rest of the game to
“I was just trying to go as hard as I claw its way out of the hole.
“From the 10-minute mark on
could, take it possession by posseswe were as good as we’ve been all
sion, score and get a stop.”
Until Finger hit his second career year,” Johnson said. ”
Stanford’s win over Washington
3-pointer with just over four minutes
to play, the Cardinal trailed from the was another heart-stopper for a different reason. The Cardinal took an
“I dedicate that 3-pointer to my early 14-point lead but was never
father who always told me to catch more than seven points ahead durand shoot,” said Finger, his proud ing the second half.
The Huskies, who have not won at
father within earshot among the
capacity crowd at Maples. “Senior Maples Pavilion in 15 years, seemed
Day was great but it’s over. We need determined to end that frustration. It
took free throws by Mitch Johnson
to get back to work.”
Finger, enjoying his finest season and Finger in the final eight seconds
in a Stanford uniform, tied the game to help eighth-ranked Stanford hold
at 51 with his long range shot. An- off Washington’s charge.■
til Saturday and will meet one of the
survivors of Thursday’s first-round
game between Arizona and Oregon
State at 5 p.m.
The conference tournament determines the automatic qualifier to the
NCAA tournament, although the
top three contenders — Stanford,
California and Arizona State —
have already secured their berths.
Stanford may still be playing for
a No. 2 seed, and Cal could get a 3
seed depending on its success next
“Any basketball player will tell
you tournament time is the best time
of the year,” Pierce said. “Every
practice could be your last; every
game could be your last. There’s the
pressure of do-or-die. It’s great.”
For both Wiggins and Pierce, it’s
the last go-around and after stubbing a toe in last year’s second
round game against Florida, they
both want their final season to continue into April.
“The seniors always told me that
the last year is different,” Pierce
said. “When they say that, I would
just roll my eyes. But it really is different when you’re a senior. There’s
no next year to look forward to.”
There’s just the next game, the
next week. And until further notice,
Stanford remains the queen of the
castle as the Pac-10’s No. 1 seed.
“That’s a great situation to be in,”
Pierce said. “California and Arizona State are both great teams and
there’s an opportunity for a third
showdown with either of them.”
Wiggins scored 24 points, the
lone Cardinal in double figures, and
surpassed Lisa Leslie with a driving
layup in the final minute of the first
half. She was fouled and turned it
into a three-point play to give Stanford a 35-14 lead at the time.
The game was interrupted for a
brief ceremony honoring Wiggins’
Pac-10 record; she’s at 2,424 and
counting. She was presented with a
game ball, which she gave to teammates on the bench. Then it was
back to business.
Wiggins had 22 points and 10
rebounds to lead the Cardinal past
Washington, 73-53, on Thursday.■
Stanford completes baseball sweep of Cal State Fullerton, heads to Texas
by Rick Eymer
ean Ratliff did a little bit of
everything for Stanford. He
hit, fielded his position, ran
the bases, and even pitched a little
bit. And that was all on Sunday as
the Cardinal completed a series
sweep of visiting Cal State Fullerton with a 6-5 victory on Sunday.
Stanford won the opener on Friday, 12-5, and came back to win
11-7 on Saturday as the Cardinal
swept its third consecutive home
series against the Titans.
Stanford (6-2) heads to Austin for
a nonconference series with Texas
beginning Friday at 12:30 p.m.
“They’re a great club and we have
a little bit of a rivalry with them from
the regular season and regional,”
Ratliff said. “The fans are loud and
they’re the kind of fans that hate
you . . . It’s a great atmosphere.”
Freshman Zach Jones doubled in
the winning run in the bottom of
the ninth inning on Friday after Jeff
Whitlow reached on an error and
the Titans participated in a long discussion with the first base umpire.
Toby Gerhart hit a home run to tie
the game in the eighth.
Ratliff retired all six batters he
faced — his first pitching appearance in two years — to earn the
win. Ratliff also doubled twice and
made a fine catch in center field.
“(Coach Mark Marquess) told
me a couple of innings before that I
might have to go in if needed,” Rat-
liff said. “I loosened up a little bit
but in that situation you let adrenaline take over.”
Ratliff came into a tie game in
the eighth, with the bases loaded,
and no outs. He got the first hitter
to bounce into a double play, with
one run scoring, and shut down the
“I got my first collegiate win
against these guys too,” Ratliff said.
“I’m 2-0 against them.”
Randy Molina hit his first career
home run and drove in five runs in
Stanford’s win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night.
“I was up there with two strikes
and I knew he would come back
with that curve,” Molina said of
his home run. “I sat on it and put a
good swing on it. I was really just
trying to lift the ball to the outfield
to score the runner from third but
it carried well. My swing has been
pretty good lately. Hopefully I can
pop a few more.”
The Cardinal scored nine runs
in the first two innings, more than
enough for Jeremy Bleich to record
his second victory in as many starts.
Bleich threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing
three earned runs. Austin Yount finished with 2 2/3 shutout innings.
“Jeremy’s off-speed stuff is ridiculous,” said Molina, who has a .421
batting average in the early going.
“When he has his command he’s
pretty much unhittable. Hopefully
this shows what kind of year he’s
going to have.”
Whitlow added two hits and drove
in two runs.
Castro was 4-for-4 with a pair of
RBI in Saturday’s win. Castro leads
Stanford with a .429 batting average, three home runs and 10 RBI.
Women’s swimming
Sophomore Elaine Breeden lowered her own school record in the
200 fly and helped Stanford finish
second to Arizona at the Pac-10
Swimming and Diving Championships in one of the closest finishes
in recent history.
The Wildcats, with their wealth
of talented swimmers, were able to
hold off the Cardinal, 1,501-1,472,
in a meet that was completed on
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CCS boys
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Sacred Heart Prep junior guard Ben Taylor (2) took
it to Priory for a game-high 18 points.
Woodside Priory’s 7-2 Greg Somogyi dunked early,
but was held to 14 points in a 45-44 loss.
three months. His absence will hurt
the Knights in NorCal play.
Division II
Menlo-Atherton lost to powerhouse Mitty (29-1) for the second
straight year in the finals and third
time in two years in the postseason.
Mitty ended the Bears’ season a
year ago in the NorCal Division II
M-A is no stranger to the road as
last year the Bears upset host Richmond in the opening round of the
NorCal playoffs before falling to
Mitty. Aside from Saturday’s loss,
the Bears have succeeded in the
postseason with balance, stingy
defense and a productive inside/
outside offensive game with junior
guard Peter DeFilipps, senior guard
Richard Branning and bruising
junior forward Sam Knapp in the
Knapp has been a terror on the
backboards while averaging over
15 rebounds per game the past three
Mitty, ranked No. 2 in the state and
No. 9 in the nation, was too much
for the Bears with its size, speed and
depth. Mitty, who put four players
on the court standing 6-6 or taller,
jumped out to a 16-6 advantage and
never blinked the remainder of the
way increasing the margin to 37-20
at halftime.
Branning and DeFilipps led M-A
on Saturday with 12 points apiece.■
For Tuesday’s first-round
NorCal results, go to
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Division IV
Menlo junior forward Max Glenn
has won two CCS titles in less than
a year, the first coming when the
Knights’ tennis team beat Bellarmine last spring for the section crown.
On Friday, Glenn added a basketball crown to his list and offered up
perhaps the secret to the basketball
team’s success.
So, which CCS title feels better?
“This is the best feeling in the
world,” Glenn said. “This tops it,
because it has more of a team feel
to it.”
Menlo earned its first CCS hoop
title 1991 with its outstanding team
play. Thus, the Knights were able to
avenge last year’s CCS title-game
loss to Palma as well as a loss to the
Chieftans earlier this season.
“We brought up the revenge factor before the game,” Menlo coach
Kris Weems admitted. “But, I’m
sure they (Palma) thought about
that, too.”
The difference between this game
and the loss earlier this season was
that Menlo took care of the ball and
got everyone involved.
“It has to be a team effort to beat
a good team like that,” Weems said.
Menlo had seven players score, led
by 6-foot-6 junior Will Tashman
and 6-0 senior guard Garrett Cohen.
Both scored 11 points. Marc Nugyen
added eight while Max Glenn, Matt
Bouret, Max Frye and Jerry Rice Jr.
combined for 19.
Tashman also did a standout defensive job on Palma’s 6-8 Clark
Fox, who picked up his third foul
with 4:05 left in the second quarter and never was a factor, finishing
with eight points.
Menlo trailed by no more than
three points (13-10) in the game and
led by as many as eight (34-26) with
1:13 left in the third quarter before
pulling away in the fourth on the
strength of its free-throw shooting.
Senior Marc Nguyen made two free
throws with 28.1 seconds left to
provide the final margin and largest lead.
The Knights made 13 of 14 in
the final quarter after Palma had
closed to 34-32 with 5:27 to play.
The Knights fought and scrapped,
hit the boards and drew fouls down
the stretch and made the Chieftans
pay. When Palma go to within 4036 with 2:16 left, Menlo made nine
of 10 free throws in the final 1:56
-- including 8 of 8 in the final 1:25
-- to close out the victory.
“That gets it done,” Weems said of
his team’s clutch free-throw shooting that helped give the Menlo seniors their first section title.
Menlo played without 6-4 junior
starter Alex Smith, who underwent
knee surgery this week for torn meniscus in his knee. He’ll be lost for
Keith Peters
championship games over the weekend and began their NorCal hopes
with road trips. The No. 5-seeded
Panthers played at No. 4 Forest Lake
(Auburn) on Tuesday, with a victory
earning Priory a possible date with
No. 1 Branson (28-3) of Ross.
Seventh-seeded Menlo-Atherton,
which dropped its CCS Division
II title game to top-seeded Mitty
on Saturday (71-46), played at No.
2 Rocklin (29-2) on Tuesday. The
winner of that game will play either
No. 3 Las Lomas of Walnut Creek
(18-4) or No. 6 Fairfield (26-5) on
Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo
took plenty of momentum into NorCal play with their upset victories in
the CCS finales.
“Our guys want to keep on playing and they know what’s in front of
them,” said Sacred Heart Prep firstyear coach Tony Martinelli. “These
guys believe in themselves and we
will give it our best.”
Sacred Heart Prep is resilient,
tough inside and can produce an effective transition game. The Gators
also can make their free throws. On
Saturday, free throws were the difference in Sacred Heart’s stunning
triumph over Private Schools Athletic League rival Woodside Priory.
It was the Gators’ first section crown
since 2006, second in three years
and third in school history.
Sacred Heart made 12 of 15 free
throws while Woodside Priory connected on just 4 of 16.
“That was the difference,” said
Woodside Priory coach Al Klein,
whose team lost in the Division V
finals to Bridgemont, 42-39, a season ago as the No. 1 seed.
“We self-destructed,” said Klein,
whose team suffered its first loss in
17 games. “Now, we have to suck it
Woodside Priory out-rebounded
the Gators, 35-23, shot 50 percent
(19 of 38) from the field, and had a
huge height advantage. Yet, the Panthers lost all those advantages at the
foul line. Priory held a 25-20 halftime lead, but the margin could have
been larger had Priory not missed
nine of 10 foul shots. The Panthers
also had 19 turnovers in the game.
Sacred Heart Prep, parlaying turnovers into points, battled back from
a 29-20 deficit with hustling defense
and accurate shooting. The Gators
nailed 6 of 12 shots and forced seven
Panthers’ turnovers to lead 36-34 after three quarters. Junior point guard
Ben Taylor was the catalyst, scoring
10 of his game-high 18 points in the
third quarter.
Trailing 45-44 with 16.2 seconds
left, Woodside Priory had the chance
to win its first-ever CCS title. After
looking inside to 7-foot-2 senior center Greg Somogyi, who couldn’t free
himself from a double-team, junior
point guard Andras Helmeczi dribbled left and missed a 12-foot jumper with seconds to play. The shot
grazed the rim and was rebounded
by Priory’s Kyle Berka, who went
up for the potential game-winning
shot underneath the basket, but was
smothered by Sacred Heart Prep’s
6-5 senior Bryan Harris and 6-6 junior John Melen.
After a wild scramble, Melen
came up with the loose ball and was
fouled with 0.6 seconds left. Though
he missed the front end of a oneand-one, Woodside Priory had no
time to get off a shot.
Somogyi, who will play at UC
Santa Barbara next season, notched
14 points and 20 rebounds with three
blocked shots. Yet, he had only two
points in the fourth quarter and never could get the ball with the game
on the line.
“This CCS championship means
everything,” said Martinelli, whose
team beat Priory for the first time
since February of 2006.
Menlo senior guard Garrett Cohen helped drive the Knights’ offense
with 11 points in a 49-39 Division IV win over Palma.
CCS girls
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Stanford roundup
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Saturday at the Belmont Plaza pool
in Long Beach. Arizona won its
third consecutive conference title.
Breeden’s time of 1:52.27 is also
a conference meet record and the
nation’s top time in the event this
Breeden, who went 1:56.45 in the
200 IM to finish second and added a
third-place finish in the 100 fly, will
attempt to defend her national title in
the 200 fly when the NCAA Championships commence on March 20 in
Columbus, Ohio.
She won’t lack for company as
several teammates have also qualified for the national college finals.
Freshman Kate Dwelley will be
among those who join Breeden. She
swam a 1:45.09 to win the Pac-10
title in the 200 free on Friday and
was second with a 4:41.67 in the 500
free. She was also second in the 200
free and eighth in the 100 free.
Elizabeth Durot started placed
second in the 1,650 free with a time
of 16:05.92 that moved her up three
spots to No. 5 on Stanford’s list
of all-time top performers in the
Julia Smit led a trio of Stanford
swimmers in the finals of the 200
back with a third-place showing in a
time of 1:57.02.
In the 100 breast, Stanford finished second and third in as both
Liz Smith and Caroline Bruce swam
qualifying marks.
The divers competed at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic
Center in Federal Way, with Meg
Hostage winning the 3-meter event
and Sarah Ohr winning the 1-meter
“It was a very successful meet for
our divers,” Stanford diving coach
Dr. Rick Schavone said. “We had
two divers final in all three events,
but we still have improvements to
make before the NCAA Zone E
Mary Ratliff hit a three-run homer
in the bottom of the seventh inning
to give Florida a 4-3 victory over
Stanford on Sunday in the Worth
Classic at Cal State Fullerton.
The Cardinal (20-2) won four
games in Fullerton before running
into the Gators.
Missy Penna threw a one-hit
shutout, striking out 10, as Stanford
downed Purdue, 6-0, in on Saturday.
Michelle Smith and Rosey Neill each
hit a home run and Alissa Haber had
three hits for the Cardinal.
Tricia Aggabao, Smith and Neill
each hit a home run in Stanford’s 9-2
victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.
Smith had three hits and drove in
three runs and Ashley Chinn pitched
the complete-game victory.
Alissa Haber hit two home runs,
and Smith and Shannon Koplitz
also homered in a 13-5 win over St.
John’s on Friday.
who tallied 15 points and corralled
11 rebounds. Senior center Samantha Bunch added 11 points and eight
rebounds while her sister, junior
Shayla, hauled in nine rebounds.
Eastside Prep’s athleticism was
too much for St. Francis-CCC from
the opening tap as the Panthers
raced to a commanding 10-1 lead
and extended the margin to 18-4
after one quarter. The Panthers led
29-12 at the half as Harvey tossed in
11 points. Eastside Prep made 12 of
26 field goals in the first half while
holding St. Francis-CCC to only
four field goals in 24 attempts. For
the game, the Sharks made just 11
of 50 shots and turned the ball over
16 times.
“It’s a great feeling to get what we
worked for and that’s winning,” said
In order to keep winning this
week, however, Eastside Prep must
reduce its personal fouls. The Panthers had 18 in the CCS finals with
Anderson, Sam Bunch and Shayla
Bunch all saddled with four. If any
of the starters foul out, the Panthers’
NorCal title hopes could go to the
bench, as well.■
Men’s volleyball
Evan Romero produced 20 kills
on a hitting percentage of .692 and
Stanford beat visiting Hawaii, 30-22,
30-23, 30-25, in a Mountain Pacific
Sports Federation match at Burnham
Pavilion on Thursday.
The match lasted 1:30, a full hour
sooner than Wednesday’s five-game
marathon. Brandon Williams added
11 kills on .600 hitting, Spencer
McLachlin had 11 kills and hit .375
and Matt Ceran recorded 10 kills.
The Cardinal (8-6, 13-6) traveled
to UC Santa Cruz for a nonconference match on Saturday, beating the
Banana Slugs, 30-21, 30-16, 30-21.■
Eastside Prep freshman Ahjalee Harvey drove through St. FrancisCCC for 23 points in Saturday’s CCS title-game victory.
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Stanford won twice over the weekend to remain unbeaten in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The
Cardinal beat Arizona State, 12-9,
on Sunday after topping San Diego
State, 12-9, on Saturday.
Koree Blyleven, Kelly Eaton,
Kelsey Holshouser, and Lauren
Silver each scored twice against
the Sun Devils. Jacquelyn Gauthier
and Lauren Silver each scored three
times against San Diego State.
Stanford (3-0, 11-2) travels to UC
Santa Barbara for a 4 p.m. contest
on Friday.
Keith Peters
Should the Panthers advance, as
expected, they’ll face a very tall task
at No. 2 Liberty Christian (29-1)
in the semifinals on Thursday (7
p.m.) in Redding. Liberty Christian
has four players scoring in double
figures and features an imposing
6-foot-7 Jessica Oestreicher, who is
averaging 11.4 points, 6.7 rebounds
and 2.4 blocks per game.
The NorCal championship game
has been moved to Folsom High on
Saturday at 1 p.m. The Division V
state final will be March 15 at Sacramento’s ARCO Arena.
Blythe said his team will continue
to do what it does best as it heads
into NorCal play.
“We’ll do the same thing we’ve
been doing and that’s play hard,”
Blythe said. “We tell the girls to
have fun; it’s just a basketball game.
We just go out and play and that’s
what we’re doing.”
Eastside Prep figures on giving the NorCal Division V field
problems with its speed, balance,
tenacity†and smothering defense.
The Panthers could be the quickest team in the NorCal playoffs, but
Liberty Christian has to be the tallest and could present a huge matchup problem for Eastside Prep.
Then again, the Panthers faced
6-2 Katherine Brown of St. FrancisCCC on Saturday and came away
with a comfortable win despite
Brown’s 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Eastside Prep countered Brown’s
outing with three players scoring in
double figures and three hauling in
at least eight rebounds. Defensively,
the Panthers’ 2-3 zone that could
collapse or extend quickly to cover
the perimeter gave the No. 3-seeded
team fits.
“We have to be smart,” said
Blythe. “We spend a lot of time on
defense in practice and we work on
skill development with only seven
kids. We work on our stuff and let
them play.”
Freshman point guard Ahjalee
Harvey’s quickness to the basket
and pinpoint perimeter shooting
led to a game-high 23 points. She
made nine of 17 shots and had six
steals. Harvey was complemented
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Tim Kuehnert Memorial Semifinals
Red. Christian 001 002 1 — 4 2
300 400 x — 7 10
Faubron, Posey(4), Davis (6) and Showldree; Umphreys, Schwanke (6) Diekroeger
(7) and Mudd. WP — Umphreys (1-0). LP
— Faubron.
3B — Diekroeger, Morris (M). 2B — Diekroeger, Morris (M). 2 hits — Diekroeger, Etnire, Morris, Palmer (M). 2 RBI — Diekroeger
000 000 0 — 0 4
004 100 x — 5 10
Costello, Demartini (3), Wagshul (4) and
Ching; Zavodnick,
Diekroeger (7) and Umphreys. WP — Zavodnick (1-0). LP — Costello.
2B — Mosbacher, Diekroeger (M). 2 hits
— Gavasse (C); Diekroeger, Etnire (M). 2 RBI
— Umphreys
Records: Menlo 4-0
020 031 — 5 7
Palo Alto
(11)01 040 —16 14
(Game called due to darkness)
Gambill and Ataide; Goodspeed and
Abrams. WP — Goodspeed (1-0). LP —
Gambill (0-1).
HR — Abrams (PA). 2 hits — Ellis (F);
Abrams (PA). 3 RBI — Abrams (PA).
Records: Palo Alto 1-3
CCS Division II finals
at Santa Clara University
6 14 14 6 — 46
16 21 13 21 — 71
MA — Branning 4-2-12, Knapp 3-1-8,
Aguilar 0-2-2, DeFilipps 4-4-12, Fogel 0-2-2,
McGrath 3-0-7, Robinson 1-0-2, Gilbertson
0-1-1. Totals: 15-12-46.
M — Adams 3-4-10, Caloiaro 6-2-15, Wey
1-0-2, Scott 3-0-6, Andoh 6-3-15, Chiverton
9-2-22, Campbell 0-1-1. Totals: 28-12-71.
Three-point goals: Branning 2, Knapp,
McGrath (MA); Chiverton 2, Caloiaro (M).
Records: Menlo-Atherton 21-10
CCS Division IV finals
at San Jose State
12 10 12 15 — 49
13 7 8 11 — 39
M — Frye 1 3-8 5, Cohen 3 3-4 11, Tashman 3 5-6 11, Glenn 1 3-4 5, Nguyen 1 6-6
8, Rice 1 2-2 4, Bouret 1 2-2 5. Totals: 11
24-32 49.
P — Morris 3 0-0 6, Fox 2 3-4 7, Bonano
4 3-3 11, Ramirez 2 2-4 7, Torres 1 0-0 2,
Fales 1 0-0 2, Broom 1 0-0 2, Moreno 0 2-2
2. Totals: 14 10-13 39.
Three-point goals: Cohen 2, Bouret (M);
Ramirez (P).
Records: Menlo 23-7
CCS Division V finals
at Foothill College
SH Prep
11 9 16 9 — 45
Woodside Priory
15 10 9 10 — 44
SHP — B. Taylor 6 3-5 18, Nakamura 3
2-2 8, Harris 1 2-2 4, Buono 2 3-3 7, Baloff 3
2-2 8, Melen 0 0-1 0. Totals: 15 12-15 45.
WP — Feldman 0 0-3 0, Barriga 1 0-0 2,
Berka 2 0-0 5, Pavilonis 4 2-2 11, Somogyi 7
0-3 14, Helmeczi 4 0-2 8, J. Willhite 1 0-0 2,
Starling 0 2-6 2. Totals: 19 4-16 44.
Three-point goals: B. Taylor 3 (SHP);
Berka, Pavilonis (WP).
Records: Sacred Heart Prep 19-8; Woodside Priory 24-5
CCS Division V finals
at Foothill College
St. Francis-CCC
4 8 10 12 — 34
Eastside Prep
18 11 15 9 — 53
SF — M. Lasich 1 0-0 2, Welsh 0 0-1 0,
I. Lasich 1 0-0 2, Morris 1 0-0 2, Loicares 2
2-2 8, Ciglar 1 0-0 2, Brown 4 7-12 17, Siefke
0 1-2 1. Totals: 11 10-17 34.
EP — Martin 0 0-0 0, Holland 0 0-0 0,
Harvey 9 2-4 23, Ponce 0 0-0 0, Sh. Bunch
2 0-0 4, Anderson 6 0-0 15, Sa. Bunch 5 0-2
11. Totals: 22 2-6 53.
Three-point goals: Loicares 2 (SF); Harvey 3, Anderson 3, Sa. Bunch (EP).
Records: Eastside Prep 29-1
Watsonville Tournament
Menlo-Atherton 000 002 — 2 2
Monta Vista
003 030 — 6 8
WP — Perkins (1-0). LP — McPherson.
3B — Lata (MA). 2B — J. Berry 2 (MV).
Oak Grove
120 14 — 8 8
010 14 — 6 5
WP — Bernardo (2-1). LP — Vujovich.
2B — Noriega (OG); Black (MA). 2 hits —
Black (MA). 3 RBI — Black (MA).
Records: Menlo-Atherton 0-3
000 00 — 0 2
2(10)0 01 —13 9
Vujovich and Langi, Cortez (2); Richwood,
Stewart (5) and La. Handy, Anderson (5). WP
— Richwood (1-0). LP — Vujovich (0-1).
3B — Bratt (H). 2 hits — Bautista, Bratt,
Lau (H). 2 RBI — Lau (H).
Palo Alto
000 000 0 — 0 5
010 400 x — 5 4
Jenks and Coleman; Schweitzer and
Grelli. WP — Schweitzer (2-0). LP — Jenks
3B — Stafford (PA), Grelli, George (A). 2
hits — Marshall (PA), Grelli (A). 2 RBI — Caplan (A).
Records: Palo Alto 0-1
CIF State Championships
at Bakersfield
First day (local results only)
Round of 64: Nic Giaccia (Gunn) d. Gill
(Ponderosa), 11-2.
Round of 32: Giaccia (Gunn) p. Perez
(Birmingham), 5:57.
Round of 16: West (Buchanan) p. Giaccia, 1:44.
Wrestle-back round of 3: Giaccia (Gunn)
d. Corbin (Freedom), 4-1.
Wrestle-back round of 4: Giaccia (Gunn)
d. Shaefer (Red Bluff), 5-4 (double overtime).
Second day (local results only)
Wrestle-back round of 5: Jimenez (Palma) d. Giaccia, 11-1.
De Anza Division — Palo Alto at Homestead, 3:30 p.m.; Los Altos at Gunn, 3:30
PAL Bay Division — Menlo-Atherton at
Menlo, 3:15 p.m.
Nonleague — Burlingame at Sacred
Heart Prep, 3:30 p.m.
Boys golf
De Anza Division — Gunn vs. Saratoga
at Palo Alto Muni, 2:45 p.m.
PAL — Menlo-Atherton vs. Sequioa at
Crystal Springs, 3 p.m.
Nonleague — Palo Alto at Menlo-Atherton, 4 p.m.
Boys tennis
Nonleague — Aragon at Pinewood, 3
p.m.; Gunn at Woodside, 3:15 p.m.; Palo
Alto at Aptos, 3:30 p.m.; Redwood High at
Menlo, 3:30 p.m.
Track and field
WCAL — Sacred Heart Prep, St. Francis
at Riordan, 2:30 p.m.
Boys basketball
NorCal — Division II first round: MenloAtherton-Rocklin winner vs. Fairfield-Las
Lomas winner, 7 p.m.
NorCal — Division IV first round: ColfaxMenlo winner at St. Mary’s (Berkeley), 7
NorCal — Division V first round: LickWilmerding/Sacred Heart Prep winner at
Liberty Christian, 7 p.m.; Woodside PrioryForest Lake Christian winner at Branson, 7
Girls basketball
NorCal — Division V first round: Head
Royce-Eastside Prep winner at Liberty
Christian, 7 p.m.
Nonleague — Summit Prep at MenloAtherton, 3:15 p.m.; Sacred Heart Prep
at Aragon, 3:15 p.m.; Pinewood at LickWilmerding, 3:30 p.m.
Boys golf
De Anza Division — Los Gatos vs. Palo
Alto at Palo Alto Muni, 3 p.m.; Gunn vs. Cupertino at Deep Cliff GC, 3 p.m.
Girls lacrosse
Nonleague — Gunn at Santa Catalina,
4 p.m.
Nonleague — Woodside at Gunn, 3:30
p.m.; Harker at Menlo, 3:30 p.m.
PAL Bay Division — Menlo at Westmoor,
3 p.m.
WCAL — Sacred Heart Cathedral at Sacred Heart Prep, 3 p.m.
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Art/Spring workshops for kids
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115 Announcements
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133 Music Lessons
140 Lost & Found
A Piano Teacher
Children & Adults
Ema Currier (650)493-4797
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Found Currency
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Park Police (650) 330-6334
You Can Go Carbon Neutral! $50
Art 4 Growth
Hope Street Studios
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Most Instruments, Voice
All Ages, All Levels
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Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
Complete Reiki I
Dancer Dejour Retail Store
Jazz & Pop Piano Lessons
Learn how to build chords & improvise.
Bill Susman, M.A., Stanford.
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Emerson School Open Houses
Friday Night Chess
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566-9391MP 5 min walk fr.
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GREEN Home Improve Contractor
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JKD Self Defense School
Military Veterans
Mozart and the Enlightenment
One Stop Dance & Theater Store
Reiki 2 Energy Healing Class
Silicon Valley Singles Mixer
Tibetan Rinpoche Speaks, 3/9
Attract prosperity! Dorjee Rinpoche
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empowerment: 3/9, 2-4 p.m. Darshana
Yoga, 654 High St., 650-325-YOGA.
Wittenberg Choir
found tan 35 lb short hair puppy
Found: Lucky ring
Lost jewelry - Reward
Lost Dog - Yellow Lab
Lost grey bird w/ red cheeks
Lost Mature Siamese Cat
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Runaway Cat!
145 Non-Profits
Bilingual Outreach Associate
Piano Lessons
Taught in your home.
Member MTAC & NGPT.
Specializing in beginners.
Karen, (650)233-9689
Piano Lessons in Palo Alto
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Violin-Classical, fiddle, jazz
Kids & adults. MV & Cupertino. MM,
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Symphony. 408/446-5744
Voice Lessons
Voice lessons in Emerald Hills.
Experienced in performance and teaching, Ca tchng cred. Linda Draggett
Tel. 650-368-7531 Piano lessons also
volunteers needed to visit
152 Research Study
Chronic Pain Patients needed
for a 12 visit research study.
No Drugs. If interested, contact
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FREE Breast Cancer Workshop
50 Plus German Shepards
Available - Adopt or Foster
G.S. Rescue of No. CA invites you to its
Redwood City Adoption Day first Sat.
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Bipolar Weight Loss Study
Children’s Art Docents
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Cable Tire Chains - $15
Car Trailer - $500
Car Trailer 650 390-9921 - $500
155 Pets
150 Volunteers
Are YOU a Sports Fan?
Donate Vehicle
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Tax Deductible. Noahs Arc - Support No
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one owner,650-815-1267
Jeep 2003 Grand Cherokee OVERLAND
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Lexus 1996 LS400 - $9,500
Mercedes 2002 ML500 SUV - $17,900.
Mercedes 2002 ML500 Suv - $15750.
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Mercedes Benz 1970 280 SEL
Clean, show piece; new tires; runs,
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Mary Poppins For Hire!
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Nanny/Preschool Experience
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340 Child Care
330 Child Care
After School Help Needed
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P/U from schools, drive to activities,
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How to fund childcare -Divorce
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Experienced nanny for you!
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I am so excited to open my home to
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Nanny Companion P/T
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Atherton Nanny Share
Care for 2 infant boys
8:15-6:00, up to $1,000/wk
Math & Spanish Specialists K-16 - $40
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Afternoon Nanny, Palo Alto
Care for 8, 9 & 11 years old
2:00-6:30, M-F, up to $20/hr
Physics-Chemistry-Biology Tutors
Substitute Teacher WANTED
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345 Tutoring/
Adult Spanish Lessons
One-to-One Tutoring Service - 363-8799
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350 Preschools/
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Montessori Preschool
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355 Items for Sale
kids’ adidas soccer shoes, 4 1/2 - $12
Art:Classes, birthday parties! 6507990235
French & Spanish for Adults
French Lessons for Home Schooled
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TOYOTA 2005 MATRIX - $13000
210 Garage/Estate
PA: 4111 Alma St., 3/8, 9-3
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Rummage Sale.
Palo Alto, 878 Northampton Drive,
March 8, 8-12
Estate Sale-Dining room, kitchen
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Everything must go!!
Three section French Armoire- $3,999.99
220 Computers/
FREE Satellite TV
HP Photosmart C4280 New in Box
- $50.00
Xcel ;apple Macbook 13-inch 2.0g
- $800
230 Freebies
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Palo Alto, Palo Alto High School
Flea Market, 50 Embarcadero
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Music Boosters Flea Market and
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215 Collectibles &
Black Antique Marble Clock Circ
- $849.00
French Wall clock circa 1925-19
- $749.99
Armoire - French circa 1880 $3,999.99
Authentic French Antique chairs
- $50.00
Solid Wood End Table - $50
walker w/wheels - 30.00
445 Music Classes
450 Personal Growth
Teak Entertainment Center - $125
250 Musical
Music lessons, voice, piano
Performance. Confidence.
Experienced. University
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Three section French Armoire $3,999.99
TV Armoire,leather ottoman
245 Miscellaneous
Sawmills from Only $2990
Convert your Logs To Valuable Lumber
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hyundai 2002 accent - $4500
Piano - $250
260 Sports &
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Golf Clubs New & Used - Call
New Women’s K2 Cadence LS Roller
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235 Wanted to Buy
“GREEN” Contractor
Antique dolls
2 Altamesa cemetary plots
408-206-7010 Principals only
240 Furnishings/
Household items
Auto creeper - $200.00
Ski, Rossignol 9X Pro - $125
Barbies and toys for sale
Skis, Dynastar Speed SX - $140
3 stunning wood dining sets - $12,000
BMW 2003 325i, for sale - $17,500
skis, rossignol 7x - $100
Antique Mahogany Dresser - $200
Craftsman 12” Table Saw
Craftsman 12” table saw complete with
all its parts and manual. It has a a 240
volt motor. It is in excellent condition. In
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press. Drill is in good working order.
Wooden Canoe - $ 700
Beautiful Antique Oak Dresser - $889
Black Antique Marble Clock Circ
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Buffet - French, circa 1880, $3,999.99
chrome towel warmer - $40.00
Large Porcelaine platter, French
- $274.99
Rowboat 16’ Dory - $750
Ford 2001 Escape XLT 4WD - $8950
425 Health Services
Large Terracotta pots - $25.00
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Lexus 2002 SC430, for sale - $32,750
Diecast Scale Models
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Oak China Hutch - $225
Large Porcelaine platter, French
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Rustic Euro dining - $4,500
Scroll Saw—23 in. - $100.00
New Women’s K2 Cadence LS Roller
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Stamp album - $60
shark hand vac - $20.00
Sofa Bed - $60
Sport Court Basketball - $3, 700.00
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Dog Crate/Kennel X/Large - $100
Leather couch - $295.00
Buffet - French, circa 1880, $3,999.99
Beautiful Italian accordion in excel.
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Medical Icing Machine - $15
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500 Help Wanted
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Sensitivity to needs of older adults
w/disabilities reqd. Assist with personal
care. Bkgrnd ck required. e-mail cover
letter and resume to or fax (940)991-0126 EOE
For Ages 5 -16
Half and All-Day Options
Our 14th Year Serving the Bay Area
Champion Tennis Camps
July 28 - August 15 • ages 4-14
@ Atherton Tennis Center
Day Camp for ages 6 through 9
Residential Camps for ages 9 through 17
One and two week sessions begin June 16th through August 15th
Register Online:
Swim Instructors
Must like children. Good pay, bonuses.
Must have swim background. Will train.
Location: Jordan Jr. H.S. 15 instructors
needed. Only 4 days/week. P/T, F/T.
9:00-5:30 Call Carol, 650-493-5355 or
525 Adult Care
Male Attendant
Exp. Eves and weekends, west Menlo.
N/S, N/D. 650/568-7906
550 Business
$700-$800K Free Cash Grants
Programs - 2008!, Personal bills,
School, Business/Housing. Approx.
$49 billion unclaimed 2007! Almost
Everyone Qualifies! Live Operators
1-800-592-0362 Ext. 235. (AAN CAN)
Absolutely All Cash
Your Own Local Vending Route. 30
Machines and Candy for $9,995.
MultiVend LLC, 880 Grand Blvd., Deer
Park, NY. 1-888-625-2405. (Cal-SCAN)
America’s Favorite Coffee
Dist. Guaranteed Accounts. Multi Billion
$ Industry. Unlimited Profit Potential.
Free Info. 24/7 1-800-729-4212.
Business for Sale
Established 6 years, owner works 15
hours per week, nets 120k, will train.
5K down. 1-800-494-7740. (Cal-SCAN)
Movie Extras, Actors, Models!
Make $100-$300/day. No Experience
Required, Meet celebrities, Full Time/
Part Time, All looks needed! Call Now!
1-800-556-6103. extension 528 (AAN
Mystery Shoppers
Get paid to shop! Retail/Dining establishments need undercover clients to
judge quality/customer service. Earn
up to $70 a day. Call 800-901-9370
Los Altos, Palo Alto, Santa Clara,
Sunnyvale and many other locations
Game Design, Robotics,
LEGO Projects with Motors,
3D Movie Making, JAVA Programming
(650) 620-9300
LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Company, which does not own or operate this camp.
560 Employment
Awesome First Job!
Now hiring motivated sharp individuals
to work and travel entire USA. Paid
training. Transportation, lodging furnished. Call today, Start today.
1-877-646-5050. (Cal-SCAN)
Cool Travel Job!!
One Month paid Training! $500 Sign on
Bonus. Must be free to travel & Start
Today. 1-800-735-7409. (AAN CAN)
Data Entry Processors
Needed! Earn $3,500-$5,000 Weekly
Working from Home! Guaranteed
Paychecks! No Experience Necessary!
Positions Available Today! Register
Online Now! (AAN CAN)
CDL Training: $0 down, financing by
Central Refrigerated. Drive for Central,
earn up to $40k+ 1st year! 1-800-5870029 x4779. www.CentralDrivingJobs.
net (Cal-SCAN)
Driver - $5K Sign On Bonus
for Experienced Teams: Dry Van &
Temp Control available. O/Os & CDL-A
Grads welcome. Call Covenant
1-866-684-2519 EOE. (Cal-SCAN)
Drivers - Regional Runs!
Van and Flatbed. Ask about qualifying for 5 raises in a year! No exp?
CDL Training available. Tuition reimbursement. 877-232-2386 www. (Cal-SCAN)
LOOKING FOR CDL Drivers with 5+
years of experience. Your weekly pay
is based on a rising scale of .36 -.41
per mile. McKELVEY 1-800-410-6255.
Drivers: Love Your Job!
Bonus and Paid Orientation. 36-43 cpm.
Earn over $1000 weekly. Excellent
Benefits. Class A and 3 months recent
OTR required. 800-635-8669.
Earn Extra Income
Assembling CD cases from Home. Start
Immediately. No Experience Necessary.
1-800-405-7619 ext. 150. http://www. (AAN CAN)
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Get plugged in to your career. Get
hands-on experience as an electrician
working in appliances, power generation and lighting systems. No experience required. Must be 17-34 with a
H.S. diploma. Call 1-800-345-6289
today. (Cal-SCAN)
Home Refund Jobs
Earn $3,500-$5000 Weekly Processing
Company Refunds Online! Guaranteed
Paychecks! No Experience Needed!
Positions Available Today! Register
Online Now! http://www.RebateWork.
com (AAN CAN)
Media Make-Up Artists
Earn up to $500/day for television, CD/
videos, film, fashion. One week course
in Los Angeles while building portfolio.
Brochure 310-364-0665
Outdoor Youth Counselor
Do you love the outdoors and helping
troubled teens? Immediate
openings at Eckerd outdoor therapeutic
programs in NC, TN, GA, FL, VT, NH
and RI. Year-round residential position,
free room & board, competitive salary,
benefits. Info and apply online: www. Or fax
resume to Career Advisor/AN,
727-442-5911. EOE/DFWP (AAN CAN)
News or Press Release
Service? The California Press Release
Service is the only service with 500
current daily, weekly and college newspaper contacts in California. Questions
call (916) 288-6010. www.CaliforniaPre (Cal-SCAN)
Francisca Deep Housecleaning
Good refs & exp. 650-771-1414 or
650 Pet Care/
Irene’s Housekeeping Services
Affordable, prof. and personalized. Special requests welcome.
Compassionate to senior needs. Can
work around kids. Great refs.
All Animals Happy House
Pet Sitting Services by Susan
Licensed, insured, refs.
Dog Training
*Classes start Mon., March 17 at
Holbrook Palmer Park, Ath.
*Classes for Puppies, Beginners
Canine Good Citizen,
Rally, Agility, Advanced.
*Outings: Training, Exercising,
Please call 650/851-5500, box 4
and Corrals
Stall Mats
Half Moon Bay Feed & Fuel
“Your Complete Ranch Supply”
Housecleaning Available
18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good
rates, own car. Maria, 650/323-2363
or 650/207-4609 (cell)
Jose’s Janitorial Service
Professional House Cleaning, Offices
* Window Washing * Commercial
Residential * Husband & Wife
References (650)322-0294
Marias Housecleaning Services
Res/Comml. Personal service. Ironing.
Mon-Sat. 10 yrs exp, refs, free est. Call
Maria: 650/328-6952; cell,
Mendez Cleaning Service 10 yrs.
Daily, weekly, monthly. Lic’d.
Residential. Good refs/rates. Cell:
650-630-1566 or 650-364-3149
624 Financial
Immediate Cash for Structured
Settlements, Annuities, Law Suits,
Inheritance, Mortgage Notes and Cash
Flows. J.G. WENTWORTH #1
1-800-794-7310. (AAN CAN)
Consolidate Bills
Good/bad credit Welcome. $2,500
- $200,000. No application fees. Save
1-866-931-BILL (2455).
Credit Repair
Erase bad credit legally. Money back
warranty, FREE consultation and information: 1-866-410-7676
628 Graphics/
PA Website Designer
640 Legal Services
While crossing the street? You may be
able to recover even if you were cited
or the other party had no insurance.
Call 800-801-0281 for Free Recorded
message. (Cal-SCAN)
645 Office/Home
Business Services
Newspaper advertising works! Reach
6 million Californians! 240 newspapers
statewide. $550 for a 25-word classified ad. Call (916) 288-6019
Total Landscape
Irrigation, Lawn, Concrete,
Driveways, Flagstone, Bricks,
Pavers, Fences, Decks and Garden
Maint. CA Lic #755857.
Gaeta's Landscape
Complete Garden Maintenance
Pavers, flagstone, brick work, BBQs,
sprinkler, retaining walls, wood
fences, lights. Refs & Free Estimate!
(650) 271-4448
701 AC/Heating
Andre Ballowe Services
703 Architecture/
One Stop Place for Your Remodeling
Design needs. Complete Plans included.
Structural Engineering and Energy
Compliance (T-24). ADW 650/969-4980
Envision Interiors
Interior Design on any budget www.
Ramos Cleaning Services
Residential & commercial. Free estimates, reasonable prices, 10 yrs. exp.
Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Please call
Doris 650-678-4792 Lic: 10929
Rosa’s House Cleaning
18 yrs exp. exc refs, friendly, reliable
Rosa 650-743-3059
Rosie’s Housecleaning Service
Res./Comm’l. Service guaranteed,
great refs. Owner supervised work.
408/991-4300; 650/868-3530
Sandra’s Housecleaning
Good refs/qual. Clean house/ apts/windows. 650-759-2960
Yanet’s House Cleaning
15 years experience
Reasonable Rates - Guaranteed Work
Move in or Move out - $15/hour
Free Estimates
Cell (650) 630-3279 (650) 906-7712
Artful & budget-conscious residential
design. (415) 334-2291
704 Audio/Visual
AV Pros
Custom Home Theater, DirecTV
sales/instal. Speakers/voice/data. Flat
screen HDTV. Install Antennas. Security
Cameras, inwall wiring. Insured.
Cabinetry-Individual Design
Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling
Mantels, Bookcases, Workplaces
Wall Units, Window Seats
Ned Hollis 650-856-9475
715 Cleaning
2 person team.
We do the same service as everyone
else-but the difference is: "we love to do
it!" Steam spot clng avail Lic.# 28276,
Call (650)369-7570
Affordable Housecleaning Service
in Your Neighborhood
Refs avail. 20 yrs. exp. Reliable.
Best Housecleaner 10 yrs. exp.
*No job too small* Free estimates
Cici’s Housecleaning
20 yrs. exp. Excellent references.
Service for your home or business.
Legal res. Call (650)464-6715
Complete Housecleaning Service
& Help at Parties
Much To Do
3 HR Minimum
Dial A Maid Available
the way you want!
Call Ann
(650) 948-2599 (408) 737-1741
Andre Ballowe Services
NEW Construction
ROOM Additions
KITCHEN & BATH Remodeling
Cal. Lic. #627843 • Bonded • Insured
710 Carpentry
719 Remodeling/
Est. 1982 Lic/Bond
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LaPoint Remodeling
• Remodels • Repairs
• Tile • Carpentry • Decks
• Elec/Plumbing • Painting
Call E. Marchetti
for Free Estimate
Excellent Local References
(650) 347-8359 Lic.#623885
Building Ideas Inc.
D.A.S. Construction
730 Electrical
Alex Electric
Lic #784136. Free Est.
All electrical
Alex, (650)366-6924
Stewart Electric
Residential Electric
& Lighting Services.
Lic #745186
(408)745-7115 or (408)368-6622
737 Fences & Gates
Fences - Decks - Retaining Walls
Stairs. Reasonable prices. Lic.
#786158. Al, 650/269-7113 or
Save Big $$$$$$
Tile, stucco, taping and painting.
Interior/exterior. 10 years exp. Call me!
759 Hauling
Commercial & Residential
Reasonable & Reliable
• Free Estimates
• Furniture • Trash
• Appliances
• Wood • Yard Waste
• Construction • Debris
• Rental Clean-Up
(408) 888-0445
License #907806
* Additions
* Light Commercial
* New Construction
* Demo & Clean-Up
(650) 482-9090
Fax (650) 234-1045
No Job Too Big Or Small!
Misc. junk, office, appliances,
garage, storage, etc, clean-ups. Old
furniture, refrigerators, freezers.
FREE ESTIMATES 650/368-8810
Need help with your gardening or landscaping job.monthly maintenance and
new landscaping We are here to help.
Free estimates. We are licensed and
insured. paulino 650-537-0804,
Japanese Gardener
Maintenance * Garden works
Clean ups * Pruning
(650)327-6283, evenings
Jesus Garcia Landscaping
Maintenance - Sprinklers - New Fences.
(650)366-4301 ask for Jesus or
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 or 800-321CSLB (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.
754 Gutters
Landas Gardening/Landscaping
Service Maintenance
Clean-ups, new lawns, tree cutting/
trimming. Ramon (510) 494-1691,
650/576-6242 Excel. Ref’s!
Leo Garcia Landscape/
Lawn & Irrig. install, retain walls.
Res & Co. maint., tree trim/removal.
Clean-ups, grdn lighting, cust.
arbors. Install: Fences, decks,
flagstone, paver. Free Est. Lic’d.
726 Decor & Drapery
Design Impact
Blinds, shades, shutters,drapery, curtains and valances.
Contact: Asmita Deshpande
Phone: 408-568-6947
Larry’s Handyman Service
Various repairs & install, gutter clean/
repair, assemble anything, plumbing,
electrical, locks, blinds, much more.
12 yrs. quality work. 650-856-0831
Palo Alto
751 General
lic. # 50337
Display Advertising!
Reach over 3 million Californians in 140
community newspapers. Cost $1,800
for a 3.75”x2” display ad (Super value
that works out to about $12.86 per
newspaper). Call (916) 288-6019
Ceja’s Home & Garden Landscape
Sprinklers, Sod, tree trimming, Stump
Removal. Cleanups. Maint. Free Est.
15 yrs. 814-1577;
Clean up • Pruning • Removal
Sprinkler System Repair • Free Estimates
Good References • New Lawn Installation
Geriatric Care Management —Clark Consulting 650-879-9030
Beckys Landscape
Weekly, Biweekly & Periodic Maint.
Annual Rose, Fruit Tree Pruning, Yard
Clean-ups, Demolition, Excavation,
Irrigation, Sod, Planting, Raised Beds,
Ponds, Fountains, Patios, Decks.
Shubha Landscape Design
(650) 321-1600 LIC # 852075
Sponsored CDL Training
No Experience Needed! Earn $40k$75K in your new career! Stevens
Transport will sponsor the total cost of
your CDL training! Excellent Benefits
&and 401K! No Money Down! No
Credit Checks! EOE. Call Now! 1-800358-9512, 1-800-333-8595. www. (Cal-SCAN)
604 Adult Care
748 Gardening/
(650) 368-1458
Post Office Now Hiring
Average pay $20/hr or $57K/yr
includes Federal Benefits and OT.
Offered by Exam Services, not affiliated
w/ USPS who hires. 1-866-616-7019.
Luis Vargas Gardening
Complete Garden/Landscape
Maintenance * Sprinklers Repairs *
Clean up * Replants
Flagstone *
Patios * Pavers
Excellent Local
M. Sanchez General Landscaping
and Design
Concrete, patios, driveways, flagstone,
lacking pavers, new lawns, planting, irrigation, garden lighting, clean-ups. New
installation & repairs. Lic.#860920
(650)444-7072, 342-1392
Clean up, trim, pruning, stump
removal/tree service, rototilling,
aeration, landscaping, drip and sprinkler. Roger, 650/776-8666
Pats Landscape Service
Rose Care Specialist
Horticulture Degree, 20 yrs.
Full maint., free estimates.
Patrick, 650/218-0592
Shubha Landscape Design
767 Movers
Bulk Land Sale
80 acres - $49,900. Take advantage
of buyers market and own beautiful
mountain property. Price reduced on
large acreage in Arizona’s wine country.
Won’t last! Good access and views.
Wildlife abounds at Eureka Springs
Ranch. Financing available. Offered by
AZLR. ADWR report. 1-877-301-5263.
Gutter & Window Cleaning
Contact Jose at (650)207-7452
757 Handyman/
A European Craftsmanship
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling.
For All Your Repair Needs. Plumbing,
Finish Carpentry and More. Licensed.
Able Handyman Fred
Complete home repairs,
maintenance, remod., prof.
painting, carpentry, plumbing,
elect. & custom design
cabinets. 7 days.
650.529.1662 • 483.4227
Al Trujillo Handyman Service
Int./Ext. painting* Kit./BA Improv.,
Dry Rot, Flooring Install, Homes/Apt.
Repairs, Auto Sprinkler, Landscapes,
Fences. 20yrs. 650-207-1306
Dennis Harris, Handyman Services
768 Moving
Armandos Moving Labor Service
Home, Apts, Storage. House cleaning
services avail. Sm/lrg moves. Serving
the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Armando,
650/630-0424. Lic #22167
771 Painting/
Christine’s Wallpapering
Interior Painting
Removal/Prep * Since 1982
Lic. #757074 * 650-593-1703
No phone
number in the ad?
for contact information
MARKETPLACE the printed version of
Interior & Exterior
Great Refs & Low Rates
Lic. 52643 (650) 575-2022
Free Estimates (415) 516-1480
Calvin’s Repairs
Roofs and Gutters Cleaned and
Repaired. Fences, Gates, Decks.
40+ yrs. exp. 650/520-4922
795 Tree Care
David’s Tree Service
Call during storm season! Tree removal,
topping, pruning, shaping, clean up,
stump grind, certificate on power lines.
Free estimates. 650-444-3350 or
Maguire Tree Care
Don Pohlman’s Painting
* Detailed Craftsmanship
* Excel. Restorative Prep
* Great Local References
650/799-7403 * Lic. 635027
Farias Painting
Interior/Exterior. Drywall, crown
moulding, baseboards. Avail.
24/7. 25 yrs exp. 650/814-1910;
650/248-6911 (c)
Residential/Commercial. Wall paper
removal. Licensed (#559953) and
Bonded. Free est. 650/345-4245
HDA Painting & Drywall
Exterior & Interior Painting
Complete Drywall Service
13 Yrs Exp. • Licensed •
Certified arborist, 22 yrs exp. Tree
trimming, removals and stump grinding. Free chips and wood. Free est.
Lic. and insured. 650/ 368-8065;
cell 650/704-5588
801 Apartments/
Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $2000
Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $1500/mo
MV-PA Vicinity: Studio & 1BR
Two locations. Flex rent. Prof.
residence. Unique features. Studios
$975-1250 & 1BR’s $1250-1450 Call
650/969-1190 or
MV: 1BR Senior Apts
Waiting list open. Central Park
Apartments, 90 Sierra Vista Ave.
Application dates: Tues. 9-12 only
or Thur. 1-4pm only. 650/964-5600
Section 8 and vouchers OK
PA: 1BR, 1BA
Bike to Stanford. Lse 1 yr. Avail. now.
N/P. $1250. 650-493-9576
Patio, pool, laundry, covered prkng.
$1200 mo. Info, 650/796-7096
Avail. 3/6. Bike to Stanford. N/P. Lease
1 year. 650/493-9576
Wallpapering by Trish
24 years of experience
Free Estimates
775 Asphalt/
Roe General Engineering
Asphalt * Paving * Sealing
New Construction and Repairs
30 years exp. No job too small
Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572
779 Organizing
End the Clutter & Get Organized
Residential organizing
by Debra Robinson
Put order back in your life!
Get Organized Today
Cristina at 650-302-5294
783 Plumbing
Bayshore Plumbers
Lic. #905661. Service, drains and
repairs. 21 years exp., comml./
residential. Insured. 650-323-6464 or
(650) 320-8500
803 Duplex
Small, quiet attached cottage, 200
block Willow Rd. $950 mo, utils incl.
Carport, garden. Share W/D, patio.
N/S, N/P. 650/326-7679
805 Homes for Rent
Very Reasonable Plumbing
Drains, Repairs and Installation. 20 yrs
exp. Very fast and efficient service.
Jimmy, 968-7187
650.814.2915 408.561.2051
Plus office. Remod. Hardwood flrs.,
oak kit., frplc, dbl. gar. Lg yard w/gardener. N/S. $2795 mo. Open Sun. 3/2
and 3/9, 2-4pm. 2037 Farndon Ave.
LAH: 4BR/3.5BA
11675 Dawson Dr. $10,500 mo.,
lease. Agent Tim Trailer, 650/333-3833
Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $749000
Redwood City, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $719900
Remod. Bright, airy home in No. PA. FR,
pool, garden. N/S. $4200 mo. Avail.
4/1. 909/953-2815; 909/335-2254
Palo Alto, 2 BR/2.5 BA
Beautifully furnished executive living in
Palo Alto. 2 BR 2 1/2 Bath, Fireplace,
high ceiling, central air, private patio, 2
car garage. 755 #B Loma Verde,open
house Sunday 3/9 1-4 Flex terms
$4000/month 408.390.4744
Redwood City (emerald Hills), 4 BR/3.5
BA - $4695
Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $2,400/mo.
Sunnyvale, 4 BR/3 BA - $4300/mont
809 Shared Housing/
Tired of Fees? Call www. to sell, rent or buy
a timeshare. Get free info today and get
cash at closing. Call Now! 1-877-8681931. (Cal-SCAN)
Los Altos, 1 BR/1 BA - work/excha
MP: Room
in exchange for driving. Pvt. BA and
entry, shared kit. N/S, N/D, N/P.
Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $ 1060.00/
810 Cottages for
Ath Area: 1BR/1.5BA
set amidst roses and trees. French
doors, frpl, hdwd flrs, marble entry,
newly painted int., all appliance. DSL/
cable. 1 yr lse. N/S. Small pet cons.
Avail. 3/1. $2800/mo, incl. gardener.
Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $975/month
815 Rentals Wanted
Got Needs? I can help...
house wanted
Housing Wanted - Exchange
Preschool Teacher seeks rental
Seeking 08-09 Sabbatical
Stanford alums seek 3-4 bedroom
furnished rental either on Stanford
campus or in Palo Alto for Stanford
sabbatical from 8/1/08-7/31/08.
Please call 412-268-3725.
New Manufactured Homes
Now Wholesale prices direct to the
public. Save thousands Guaranteed.
Free information Packet. Tollfree 1-866467-8811 /para espanol marque ext.
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Downtown Los Altos, 2 BR/2 BA
- $748,000
Los Altos, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $3,495,000
Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $889,000
New Mexico Sacrifice!
140 acres was $149,900, Now Only
$69,900. Amazing 6000 ft. elevation.
Incredible mountain views. Mature tree
cover. Power and year round roads.
Excellent financing. Priced for quick
sale. Call NMLandR, Inc.
1-888-204-9760. (Cal-SCAN)
Newly Released Acreage
Utah Ranch Dispersal. 40 AC only
$29,900. Dramatic views of Uinta
Mountains. Great recreational area.
Close to conveniences. Offered by
motivated seller. Limited available. EZ
Terms. Call UTLR 1-888-693-5263.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale
35 Acres- $29,900. Spectacular Rocky
Mountain Views Year round access,
elec/ tele included. Excellent Financing
available w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. Today!
1-866-696-5263 x3469. (Cal-SCAN)
Redwood City, 4 BR/2.5 BA
Gorgeous Remodel Open Sat & Sun
Gourmet Kitchen Spa Bathrooms
232 Outer Circle
Kristin Cashin 650 319-1270
825 Homes/Condos
for Sale
790 Roofing
Specialist in all types of Roofs & Repairs
Aluminum Gutters & Clean-outs
FR, LR, extra rm. 2 car gar. N/P.
$2600 mo. + dep. Year lease.
Space for Creativity Needed!
Exterior Stucco Patching
Windows & Doors. Crack Repair. 30
yrs. exp. (650)248-4205
LIC# 891684
Redwood City (emerald Hills), 5+
BR/4+ BA - $2,499,000
Seeking quiet studio/1BR
789 Plaster/Stucco
A-Ricky Roofing
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $1,349,000
Mountain View, 4 BR/2.5 BA - $3300/mo
Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA - $1350.
Sunnyvale, 1 BR/1 BA - $1295
Menlo Park, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $4100000
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $1799990
Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2200/mont
Portola Valley, Studio - $1250/mo
Menlo Park, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $2300000
Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $3295/mont
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $1950
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $5400/mo.
Menlo Park, 4 BR/3 BA - $1,680,000
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $1,698,000
MP: Studio Cottage
Charming, tastefully furn. Full kit and
BA. Pvt. entry. Univ. Heights neighborhood. 10 min. bike ride to Stanford.
$1600 + sec., utils incl. N/P/S. 1 year
lse w/option to renew. 650/302-5552,
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA
Quiet, private,6 min walk to Cal ave
train Mark 408-807-0500.
Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1149000
Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2400/mont
Business/Res. Tree Removal and stump
grinding. Certified/Ins. 18 yrs exp. Free
estimate. Lic. #819244.
Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,850/mo
Interior/exterior. Quality prep to
finish. Owner operated. Reasonable
prices. Lic 903303. 650/388-8577
Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA
+ Office/Den corner home in
Willows. Hdwd. floors, fplc. kitchenette. No smoking or pets.
Contact Liz, 650-322-1355
Redwood City, 4 BR/3.5 BA $1,399,000
Woodside, 3 BR/2 BA - $1,275,000
Woodside, 4 BR/3 BA - $3450000
830 Commercial/
Income Property
PA: Downtown
120-4533 sf offices for lease.
Photos, plans, pricing:
PA: Psychotherapy Office
Shared waiting room. Gated parking.
$1295. Bill, 650/537-3259.
840 Vacation
Rentals/Time Shares
Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel
Pajaro Dunes Condo
2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach,
ocean view. Cable TV, VCR, CD, tennis,
W/D. Pvt. deck, BBQ. Owner,
Palo Alto Architect
Poipu Kauai 3 BR Vaction Home
Walk to the beach, pool, tennis.
From $249/night. Sleeps 6-8. Call
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Public Notices
995 Fictitious Name
File No. 504539
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, Plan B Consulting, 1101
Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301,
Santa Clara County:
1101 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
This business is being conducted by
an individual.
Registrant began transacting business
under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on January 2008.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
County on January 23, 2008.
(PAW February 13, 20, 27, March 5,
File No. 504895
The following individual(s) is (are)
doing business as, Mosaic Global
Transportation, 1000 Elwell Ct., #
200, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara
1000 Elwell Ct # 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
This business is being conducted by
Registrant has not yet begun to
transact business under the fictitious
business name(s) listed herein. This
statement was filed with the County
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County
on January 30, 2008.
(PAW Feb. 15, 22, 29, March 7, 2008)
File No. 504860
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, JEI Self-Learning Centers,
Santa Clara, 3052 El Camino Real,
Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara
818 Los Robles Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
This business is being conducted by
an individual.
Registrant has not yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
County on January 30, 2008.
(PAW Feb. 15, 22, 29, March 7, 2008)
File No. 505121
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, Bench-Tek Solutions, 525
Aldo Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95054,
Santa Clara County:
525 Aldo Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
This business is being conducted by a
limited liability company.
Registrant began transacting business
under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on Nov. 18, 2002.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
County on February 6, 2008.
(PAW Feb. 20, 27, March 5, 12, 2008)
File No. 505261
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.
1830 Hillsdale Ave., Suite #2
San Jose, CA 95124
ON: 02/13/04 UNDER FILE NO.
108 Morrow Ct.
San Jose, CA 95139
BY an individual.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara
County on February 8, 2008.
(PAW Feb. 20, 27, March 5, 12, 2008)
File No. 505556
The following individual(s) is (are)
doing business as, Mozart Restoration
Company, 1068 E. Meadow Circle, Palo
Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara County:
1068 E. Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 39
This business is being conducted by a
Registrant began transacting business
under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on 03/07/1989.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
County on February 15, 2008.
(PAW Feb. 27, March 5, 12, 19, 2008)
File No. 505767
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, Mom’s the Word•Maternity
Wear, 855 El Camino Real # 99A, Palo
Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County:
2b mom, Inc.
3385 Sacramento St.
SF, CA 94118
This business is being conducted by a
Registrant has not yet begun to
transact business under the fictitious
business name(s) listed herein. This
statement was filed with the County
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County
on February 21, 2008.
(PAW Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 2008)
File No. 505886
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, Mayak Construction, 330
Curtner Ave # 5, Palo Alto, CA 94306,
Santa Clara County:
330 Curtner Ave. #5
Palo Alto, CA 94306
This business is being conducted by
an individual.
Registrant began transacting business
under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on 02/21/2008.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
County on February 22, 2008.
(PAW March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008)
File No. 505914
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, Sapphire Entertainment,
501 Forest Avenue, Suite 709, Palo
Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County:
501 Forest Avenue # 709
Palo Alto, CA 94301
501 Forest Avenue # 709
Palo Alto, CA 94301
This business is being conducted by a
general partnership.
Registrant began transacting business
under the fictitious business name(s)
listed herein on 1/24/2008.
This statement was filed with the
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
County on February 25, 2008.
(PAW March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2008)
997 All Other Legals
No. 108CV104755
Petitioner XIAOYE ZHANG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear
before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why
the petition for change of name should
not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING:
March 25, 2008, 8:45 a.m., Room
107. Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Clara, 191 N. First
Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of
this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be
published at least once each week for
four successive weeks prior to the date
set for hearing on the petition in the
following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county:
Date: February 1, 2008
/s/ Mary Ann Grilli
(PAW Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 5, 2008)
No. 1-08-PR-162765
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,
contingent creditors and persons who
may otherwise be interested in the will
or estate, or both, of KARIN M. MAHR.
filed by: SOLENG TOM in the Superior
Court of California, County of SANTA
that SOLENG TOM be appointed as
personal representative to administer
the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s
will and codicils, if any, be admitted to
probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority
to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative
will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived
notice or consented to the proposed
action.) The independent administration
authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the
petition and shows good cause why the
court should not grant the authority. A
HEARING on the petition will be held on
March 24, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.
15 of the Superior Court of California,
Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. IF YOU
OBJECT to the granting of the petition,
you should appear at the hearing and
state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE
A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of
the deceased, you must file your claim
with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by
the court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California
Probate Code. The time for filing claims
will not expire before four months
from the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form
DE-154) of the filing of an inventory
and appraisal of estate assets or of
any petition or account as provided in
Probate Code section 1250. A Request
for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
/s/ Douglas J. Abbott,
Attorney at Law
4962 El Camino Real, # 235
Los Altos, CA 94022-1456
(PAW Feb. 29, March 5, 7, 2008)
Trustee Sale No. 11-77471 PHH; Title
Order No. E731345; APN 1324402700
A LAWYER. On 03/25/08 at 10:00
a.m. , Aztec Foreclosure Corporation
as the duly appointed Trustee under
and pursuant to Deed of Trust
Recorded on 05/07/99 in Instrument
No. 14797507 of official records in
the Office of the Recorder of SANTA
CLARA County, California, executed by:
Naomi Tsujioka, Kazufumi Yoshida, as
Trustor, Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota,
National Association, as Trustee for
the Registered Holders of the Merrill
Lynch Bank USA, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates Series 2001-A,
as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in
lawful money of the United States, by
cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a
state or national bank, a check drawn
by a state or federal credit union, or
a check drawn by a state or federal
savings and loan association, savings
association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial
Code and authorized to do business
in this state), AT THE NORTH MARKET
STREET, SAN JOSE, CA., all right,
title and interest conveyed to and now
held by it under said Deed of Trust in
the property situated in said County,
California described as: 4129 PARK
The property heretofore described is
being sold “as is”. The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any
incorrectness of the street address
and other common designation, if
any, shown herein. Said sale will be
made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding
title, possession, or encumbrances,
to pay the remaining principal sum
of the note(s) secured by said Deed
of Trust, with interest thereon, as
provided in said note(s), advances, if
any, under the terms of the Deed of
Trust, estimated fees, charges and
expenses of the Trustee and of the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit: $326,385.66 (Estimated) Accrued
interest and additional advances, if any,
will increase this figure prior to sale.
The beneficiary under said Deed of
Trust heretofore executed and delivered
to the undersigned a written Declaration
of Default and Demand for Sale, and a
written Notice of Default and Election
to Sell. The undersigned caused said
Notice of Default and Election to Sell
to be recorded in the county where
the real property is located and more
than three months have elapsed since
such recordation. DATE: March 4,
2008 Kari Sheehan Assistant Secretary
& Assistant Vice President Aztec
Foreclosure Corporation c/o 3350
Country Club Dr., Suite 202 Cameron
Park, CA 95682 Phone: (800) 7310850 or (602) 222-5711 Fax: (602)
222-5701 For Trusteeâ ™s Sale
Information Call 530-672-3033
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(PAW 03/05/08, 03/12/08, 03/19/08)
No. 1-08-PR-162772
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,
contingent creditors and persons who
may otherwise be interested in the will
or estate, or both, of MICHAEL LITFIN.
filed by: JOE SIMITIAN in the Superior
Court of California, County of SANTA
requests that JOE SIMITIAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s
will and codicils, if any, be admitted to
probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority
to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative
will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived
notice or consented to the proposed
action.) The independent administration
authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the
petition and shows good cause why the
court should not grant the authority. A
HEARING on the petition will be held on
March 24, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.
15 of the Superior Court of California,
Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. IF YOU
OBJECT to the granting of the petition,
you should appear at the hearing and
state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE
A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of
the deceased, you must file your claim
with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by
the court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California
Probate Code. The time for filing claims
will not expire before four months
from the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form
DE-154) of the filing of an inventory
and appraisal of estate assets or of
any petition or account as provided in
Probate Code section 1250. A Request
for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
/s/ Lawrence A. Klein
Dorsey & Whitney. LLP
1717 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 857-1717
(PAW Feb. 29, March 5, 7, 2008)
No. 1-08-PR-162659
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,
contingent creditors and persons who
may otherwise be interested in the will
or estate, or both, of ROBERT JOHN
has been filed by: PATRICE ANN LORD
in the Superior Court of California,
County of SANTA CLARA.
that PATRICE ANN LORD be appointed
as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s
will and codicils, if any, be admitted to
probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority
to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative
will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived
notice or consented to the proposed
action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection to
the petition and shows good cause why
the court should not grant the authority.
A HEARING on the petition will be held
on April 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.
15 of the Superior Court of California,
Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. IF YOU
OBJECT to the granting of the petition,
you should appear at the hearing and
state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE
A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of
the deceased, you must file your claim
with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by
the court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California
Probate Code. The time for filing claims
will not expire before four months
from the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form
DE-154) of the filing of an inventory
and appraisal of estate assets or of
any petition or account as provided in
Probate Code section 1250. A Request
for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
/s/ Clifford Ross Chernick
770 Menlo Avenue, Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4736
(650) 327-5570
(PAW Feb. 29, March 5, 7, 2008)
NO. 1-07-PR-161715
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,
contingent creditors and persons who
may otherwise be interested in the will
the Superior Court of California, County
PROBATE requests that MONIQUE
JANETTE EVANS be appointed as personal representative to administer the
estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s
will and codicils, if any, be admitted to
probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority
to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative
will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived
notice or consented to the proposed
action.) The independent administration
authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the
petition and shows good cause why the
court should not grant the authority. A
HEARING on the petition will be held on
March 14, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.
15 of the Superior Court of California,
Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. IF YOU
OBJECT to the granting of the petition,
you should appear at the hearing and
state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE
A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of
the deceased, you must file your claim
with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by
the court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California
Probate Code. The time for filing claims
will not expire before four months
from the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form
DE-154) of the filing of an inventory
and appraisal of estate assets or of
any petition or account as provided in
Probate Code section 1250. A Request
for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
/s/ Paul Mousalam
2445 Faber Place, Suite 101
Palo Alto, Ca 94303
(PAW Feb. 29, March 5, 7, 2008)
also known as H D THOREAU
No. 1-08-PR-162828
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,
contingent creditors and persons who
may otherwise be interested in the will
or estate, or both, of HENRY DAVID
filed by: ALISON ANNE THOREAU in the
Superior Court of California, County
THOREAU be appointed as personal
representative to administer the estate
of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s
will and codicils, if any, be admitted to
probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority
to administer the estate under the
Independent Administration of Estates
Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative
will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived
notice or consented to the proposed
action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an
interested person files an objection to
the petition and shows good cause why
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the court should not grant the authority.
A HEARING on the petition will be held
on April 3, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.
15 of the Superior Court of California,
Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. IF YOU
OBJECT to the granting of the petition,
you should appear at the hearing and
state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the
hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE
A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of
the deceased, you must file your claim
with the court and mail a copy to the
personal representative appointed by
the court within four months from the
date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California
Probate Code. The time for filing claims
will not expire before four months
from the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the
court. If you are a person interested in
the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form
DE-154) of the filing of an inventory
and appraisal of estate assets or of
any petition or account as provided in
Probate Code section 1250. A Request
for Special Notice form is available
from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
/s/ Grant A. Barbour
876 Warren Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 387-0905
(PAW March 5, 7, 12, 2008)
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, March 5, 2008 • Page 41
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Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson
Joanne Shapiro
Wendi Selig-Aimonetti
6 BR 4 BA 10350sf (includes guest hs) on 1.81 A in
prime Circus Club area. Almost completely redone!
Hanna Shacham
4 BR 4.5 BA Rare estate sized property! 1.7 (+/-)
beautiful flat acres w/Oak & birch grove setting.
Judi Kiel
2 BR 1 BA Two Bedrooms, One Full Bath, Double Paned
Windows and Tile Roof. Landscaped yards.
Prieto Team
3 BR 1 BA Spacious bedrooms, cozy kitchen with breakfast
bar, living and dining room combo.
Prieto Team
4 BR 2.5 BA Enjoy favulous western hills views from
this wonderful sun filled Sharon Heights home!
Maya & Jason Sewald
3 BR 2 full BA + 2 half Luxury condo at Sharon
Heights Mansion site. High Ceilings.
Tom Hilligoss
3 BR 2 BA Located on a quiet st. New kitchen w.
granite counters & wood counters. Dual-pane windows.
Garrett Mock
3 BR 2 BA Kitchen with breakfast bar, inviting living room
with fireplace, Updated Baths. Carport.
Prieto Team
3 BR 3 BA Enjoy beautiful views of Western Hills & Stanford
from this 13th floor Penthouse.
Ann Griffiths
6 BR 3 BA contemporary in need of love & attention loc. in
a wonderful neighborhood close to schools
Dante Drummond
3 BR 3 BA Lovely & spacious in Walter Hays district. Room
for expansion. Remodeled kitchen & 3 baths
Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson
1 BR 1 BA Charming top floor unit at the rear of the
Parkview West. Unit features newer carpet.
DiPali Shah
3 BR 2.5 BA Light & spacious, vaulted ceilings, remodeled
kitchen, new hdwd floors, carpet, paint.
Dante Drummond
1 BR 1 BA w. 2nd bedroom/den/office. Award winning complex with full amenities. High ceilings.
Jerod Trailer
5 BR 4 BA Stunning new contemporary ofrs magnificent mountain, valley views. Completed summer
Hanna Shacham
3 BR 2 BA Great Westborough Location - new bathrooms, interior paint, roof, carpet, and new fencing.
Gordon Ferguson
4 BR 3 BA All expanded & upgraded! Gorgeous landscape, rock wall, stone patios. Schls mintues away.
Judith Beisler
4 BR 3.5 BA 3 acre estate lot w/lrge ranch style
home & bay vws. Pool & spa, useable land. PV
Scott Dancer
5 BR 3.5 BA Over 4400sf,wood beamed cathedral
ceilings,abundant skylights,tree vistas,hickory floors.
Celeste Henzel
6 BR 6 BA Enjoy sophisticated living, just blocks from NEW LISTING!
2 BR 2 BA Country charm abounds on approx .5
4 BR 2.5 BA Expansive single-level floorplan. Fireplace in LR/ d’town PA w/nearly 5,000 SF of living space .
ac.Remodld kit,baths,new carpet & lovely flagstone
FR, eat-in kitchen, DR, 2-car garage.
Hanna Shacham
Dorothy Gurwith
$3,900,000 Celeste Henzel
2 BR 2 BA Remodeled upstairs end unit with chef’s kitchen,
separate dining, balcony, fireplace.
5 BR 4.5 BA Stunning Craftsman by J5 Homes. Open Floor
Plan, Imported Materials, High-End Finishes!!
Mandana Nejad
Mandana Nejad
7 BR 7.5 BA Unparalled luxury & landmark architecNEW
ture await you at this home w/10,666 sf on 1+ acre.
6 BR 4 BA +den. Spacious new hm 10,745sf lot. Sep. dining
Hanna Shacham
5 BR 4 BA on 2.5 acres with a fabulous view. Gourmet kit,
sitting rooms, FR & LR include fireplace.
DINGkitchen, lovely
6 BR 4.5 BA ElegantEL/R,
yard. Las Lomitas
Keri Nicholas
3 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, gourmet kit w/break5 BR 4.5 BA Villa set upon 3 levels. Imported Spanish finishes, fast bar. Lovely dining area. Exquisite master ste
wood-beam ceilings, steam rm, media rm
Keri Nicholas
Tim Trailer
4 BR 2.5 BA Fireplace, master bedroom suite, spacious backyard. Vaulted ceiling, att. 2-car garage.
April Iroaga
2 BR 1 BA Near Stanford & Cal
charm features S
hrdwd floors.
Linda Fahn & Sharon Witte
Owen Halliday
3 BR 1 BA in a desirable street & neighborhood.
New sod. Newly painted. Private backyd. 2-car gar
Garrett Mock
1 BR 1 BA Lg upstairs condo w/ vaulted ceilings & peaceful
3 BR 1 BA Home features tile floors, cozy kitchen, dining and deck nestled in treetops.
living room combo with fireplace.
Owen Halliday
Prieto Team
3 BR 2 BA Pride of ownership. Open floor plan, plenty of storage. Near 101 & downtown Redwood City.
Cesar Cervantes
2 BR 2 BA Top unit w/fireplace, no common wall,
very close to downtown Burlingame, new carpet.
Judy Shen
$420,000 2 BR 1.5 BA NEW PRICE! Stunning new kitchen & mstr
3 BR 1 BA Great opportunity for handy clients or investors, bath. New pergo & carpet, paint. For sale or lease
newer tar and gravel roof spacious bdrms
Geraldine Asmus
Prieto Team
3 BR 2.5 BA Barron Park country garden home in a
park-like setting near Gunn High!
Gwen Luce
2 BR 1.5 BA 1200+sf! Remod. kitch, granite counters &
2 BR 1 BA Spacious bedrms, kitchen with tile floors, separate Viking Stove. Open flr pln, Wood laminate flrs.
dining area, living room w. fireplace
Dulcy Freeman
Prieto Team
room, spacious family kitchen w. fireplace
Alan & Nicki Loveless
4 BR 2.5 BA Updated kitchen & baths hardwood
floors open floor plan dual pane windows marble
Christina Nguyen
4 BR 3 BA Beautifully Renovated, Open-design Home
has Two Master Suites. Tree-lined Cul-de-sac.
Lan L. Bowling
3 BR 2 BA w. 1/1 in-law unit. Great private lot,
75x105 w/ nice lawn, patio and more. Remod. kitchen
Joy Yoo
3 BR 2 BA Beautifully remodeled, nearly 2000 SF, PA
home on a wonderfully landscaped 10,540 SF lot.
Hanna Shacham
A great opportunity!Duplex never vacant!Each unit
has 2BR/1BA.Back unit has back yard.
Garrett Mock
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