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									                                             Palo                                            Vol. XXIX, Number 51 • Wednesday, April 2, 2008   ■   50¢

                                             Alto                                           Something fishy in
                                                                                            Los Trancos Creek?
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                                                                                               *Questions arise
                                                                                                over program
                                                                                                   for lower-income
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                                               Talk about the news at Town Square,
                     ■ Upfront Improvements coming for Oregon Expressway Page 3
                     ■ Title Pages Tobias Wolff offers realistic, strange new stories Page 15
                     ■ Sports Stanford women’s basketball advances to Final Four Page 20

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Upfront                Local news, information and analysis

          State cuts could hit Foothill-De Anza at worst time
       More students but less money will be a recipe for                       stand to lose $484 million in the fis-    and Foothill-De Anza about $2.4                                 But the governor’s proposal funds
                                                                               cal year starting in June under Gov.      million.                                                     a mere 1 percent enrollment growth,
            disappointment, district officials say                             Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to              The cuts couldn’t come at a worse                         she said.
                            by Arden Pennell                                   meet California’s $14 billion bud-        time, according to district spokes-                             It also provides no funding for
                                                                               get deficit.                              person Becky Bartindale.                                     cost-of-living adjustments, such as

      tate funding cuts could mean       The cuts could hurt students in in-     The cuts — on which the legisla-           In economic slowdowns, commu-                             increasing wages, insurance or utili-
      fewer teachers to meet grow-     troductory classes as well as those     ture will vote in May — are part of       nity colleges see enrollment swell                           ties costs, she said.
      ing demand at Foothill-De        in cutting-edge green-technology        his suggested 10 percent across-the-      as students seek new skills for the                             But the college district must make
Anza Community College District,       programs, officials said.               board reduction in spending.              tougher job market, she said.                                such payments — meaning it sim-
officials said this week.                Everyone is affected when an al-        In addition, an unexpected dip in          For the spring semester alone, en-                        ply can’t spend money to ramp up
  “We’re starving, and we’re even      ready under-funded system takes a       state property-tax collections will       rollment at Foothill-De Anza is up 5                         programming for the additional stu-
getting thinner,” Chancellor Martha    financial hit, Kanter said.             increase the burden, costing com-         percent, she said. Its annual growth                         dents, she said.
Kanter said.                             California’s community colleges       munity colleges $84.4 million —           is 2.5 percent, she said.                                                 (continued on page 7)


                                                                                                                                                                                        may get
                                                                                                                                                                                         County meeting slated
                                                                                                                                                                                         for Thursday to gather
                                                                                                                                                                                                by Becky Trout

                                                                                                                                                                                            alo Altans with keen memo-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ries will recall Santa Clara
                                                                                                                                                                                            County-led discussions about
                                                                                                                                                                                      Oregon Expressway’s problems
                                                                                                                                                                                      about five years ago.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Drawing on the community’s
                                                                                                                                                                                      suggestions, Santa Clara County
                                                                                                                                                                                      approved a 13-page implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                      plan for the 4.7-mile-long road in
                                                                                                                                                                                      August 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                        And now, after receiving $2.8
                                                                                                                                                            Norbert von der Groeben

                                                                                                                                                                                      million through the 2005 federal
                                                                                                                                                                                      Transportation Equity Act, thanks
                                                                                                                                                                                      to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto),
                                                                                                                                                                                      some of those improvements may
                                                                                                                                                                                      finally materialize.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Palo Altans rejected a proposal
                                                                                                                                                                                      to add sound walls along Oregon
                                                                                                                                                                                      Expressway but called for improve-
   Lake Lagunita, on the Stanford University campus, is filling with more water than usual due to preparations for a project at Felt Lake.                                            ments that would make it easier for
                                                                                                                                                                                      bicyclists and pedestrians to cross
                               LAND USE                                        Zigterman, associate director of         concrete step-pool and “weir” lad-                            the four-lane roadway, said Council-
                                                                               utilities at the university.             der would be easier to navigate in                            woman Yoriko Kishimoto, who was
                                                                                                                                                                                      involved in the planning effort.
     Stanford proposes changes                                                   Called an Alaska Steep Pass,
                                                                               the ladder was designed for full,
                                                                               rushing bodies of water in Alaska
                                                                                                                        flows as low as half a cubic foot
                                                                                                                        per second, he said.
                                                                                                                          It may even increase chances
                                                                                                                                                                                        In particular, the plans call for
                                                                                                                                                                                      coordinating the timing of signals
         to creek, Felt Lake                                                   — not Los Trancos Creek, whose
                                                                               flow varies wildly and sometimes
                                                                                                                        of steelhead survival by easing
                                                                                                                        their journey and allowing them to
                                                                                                                                                                                      to improve both traffic movement
                                                                                                                                                                                      and “crossability” east of El Cami-
                                                                               slows to a trickle, Launer said.         spawn more readily throughout the                             no Real. Pedestrian ramps may
        Project should help fish, won’t hurt creek, school                                                                                                                            also be added to direct walkers and
                                                                                 And steelhead trout, a threat-         creek, he said.
                          officials say                                        ened species that travels upstream         In addition to the fish ladder, the                         the handicapped safely across the
                             by Arden Pennell                                  to spawn, have trouble making it         project would revamp the system                               road.
                                                                               up the ladder in low flows, Launer       by which Los Trancos water is                                   Crossings at Waverley Street,

        two-foot steelhead trout is     Felt Lake, located west of Inter-      said.                                    diverted to Felt Lake, Zigterman                              Ross Road and Indian Drive are
        not a happy fish when stuck     state 280.                               Instead of spawning, fish occa-        said.                                                         targeted for improvements, ac-
        in shallow Los Trancos Creek      As part of the three-part Steel-     sionally get stuck below the ladder,       The university uses the lake, a                             cording to the plan, which is avail-
   during dry season, Stanford Uni-     head Habitat Enhancement Proj-         then turn around and head back to        man-made reservoir, to irrigate                               able at
   versity’s campus biologist Alan      ect, a fish ladder in the creek will   the bay, he said.                        golf and athletic fields.                                     pivot/?ore.
   Launer said this week.               be replaced, among other improve-        “They don’t want to get stuck in         To hold extra water, the school                               Middlefield Road might also see
     To aid fish migration and help     ments.                                 this dinky little creek,” he said.       would dig up roughly 100 acre-                                an added turn lane.
   the school collect water more ef-      The fish ladder currently allows       The current ladder works poorly        feet of sediment that has settled in                            Other proposed projects include
   ficiently, Stanford is planning      water to spill over a dam and rush     when creek flow dips below three         Felt Lake since its 1920 creation,                            a $250,000-plus study of the Alma
   changes to the creek and its own     downstream, according to Tom W.        cubic feet per second; the new                                                                         Street interchange, which has very
                                                                                                                                    (continued on page 7)
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                                                                                                                                         Talking about the Bomb
                                                                                  Karla Kane, Editorial Assistant
                      with Avenidas!
                                                                                  Norbert von der Groeben, Chief Photographer                   iscussing the destructive                 can presidents have increasingly
                                                                                  Marjan Sadoughi, Veronica Weber, Staff                        power of nuclear bombs is                 stopped thinking of nuclear weap-
                                                                                  Photographers                                                 not a pleasant way to spend a             ons as weapons. “It would be dev-
                                                                                  Jeanne Aufmuth, Dale Bentson,
                                                                                  Lynn Comeskey, Kit Davey, Jack McKinnon,               Tuesday morning, but the students                astating for us diplomatically to use
                                                                                  Susan Tavernetti, Robert Taylor, Craig Wentz,          were attentive and asked smart, so-              the bomb,” she said. “I can’t think
                                                                                  Alex Papoulias, Veronica Sudekum, Richard To,          phisticated questions.                           of a circumstance under which the
                                                                                  Editorial Interns                                         The 18 girls were all second-                 U.S. would use a nuclear weapon.”
                                                                                  Nick Veronin, Arts & Entertainment Intern              semester seniors at Castilleja High                 The bad news is we still have
                                                                                  Danielle Vernon, Photography Intern
                                                                                                                                         School in Palo Alto.                             3,000 nuclear warheads, while other
                                                                                  Carol Hubenthal, Design Director
                                                                                                                                            They were listening to Lynn Eden              countries have theirs, too. There’s a
                                                                                  Diane Haas, Sue Peck, Senior Designers                 talk about bombs and didn’t recoil               lot of bombs in the world, hopefully
                                                                                  Dana James, Paul Llewellyn, Charmaine                  when she showed some scary slides                all locked up with nowhere to go.
                                                                                  Mirsky, Scott Peterson, Designers
                                                                                                                                         on a large screen.                                  Eden noted that India and Paki-
                                                                                  PRODUCTION                                                One was an aerial view of San                 stan are trying to develop their
                                                                                  Jennifer Lindberg, Production Manager
                                                                                  Dorothy Hassett, Blanca Yoc,                           Francisco in 1906, after the earth-              economies. It’s easier for their
                                                                                  Sales & Production Coordinators                        quake and fire destroyed much of                 leaders to say, “We’re a nuclear
                                                                                  ADVERTISING                                            the city.                                        power.”
                                                                                  Vern Ingraham, Advertising Director                       Another was of Hamburg, Ger-                     But what does that have to do
                                                                                  Adam Cone, Inside Sales Manager
    Volunteer your time and talents!                                              Cathy Norfleet, Display Advertising Sales Asst.        many, after the Allies fire-bombed               with their economies, student Elis-
                                                                                  Judie Block, Tony Gay, Janice Hoogner, Display         it in World War II.                              abeth Dillon asked.
                Pay a friendly visit Provide a ride                               Advertising Sales
                                                                                  Kathryn Brottem, Real Estate Advertising Sales
                                                                                                                                            And still another was of Hiro-                   It’s all about being a member
              Teach a computer class Tutor a child                                Joan Merritt, Real Estate Advertising Asst.            shima, Japan, after a nuclear bomb               of the nuclear club, Eden replied,
                       Provide office support                                       Irene Schwartz,                                        exploded that destroyed the city                 adding: “It should be a club no one
                                                                                  Inside Advertising Sales
                                                                                  Alicia Santillan, Classified Administrative Asst.      and helped end the war.                          wants to be a member of.”
                                                                                                                                            The cities were all ravaged by                   Another student, Lauren Buchan-
  To find the best volunteer                                                      ONLINE SERVICES
                                                                                  Lisa Van Dusen, Director of Palo Alto Online           fire. The moon-like emptiness                    an, asked if there could be “some-
  opportunity for you,                                                                                                                   of San Francisco and Hiroshima                   thing worse than nuclear weapons,”
  call (650) 289-5412 or visit                                                    Theresa Freidin, Controller                            were eerily similar, and for a good              a cheerful thought.                                                                Haleh Yee, Manager of Payroll & Benefits               reason. The cities had burnt to the                 “Biological warfare,” Eden re-
                                                                                  Paula Mulugeta, Senior Accountant
                                                                                  Elena Dineva, Tina Karabats, Cathy Stringari,          ground. (A few sturdy buildings                  plied.
                                                                                  Doris Taylor, Business Associates                      were left standing in Hamburg.)                     Nuclear weapons are kept on air-
                                                                                  ADMINISTRATION                                            Eden’s point is that the fire after a         planes, on submarines at sea, and in
                                                                                  Amy Renalds, Assistant to the Publisher &              nuclear blast, especially with mod-              underground silos amid the farms
        GAMBLE GARDEN                                                             Promotions Director;
                                                                                  Rachel Palmer, Promotions & Online Assistant           ern weapons, will cause damage                   of the Midwest, Eden said.
                                                                                  Janice Covolo, Receptionist; Ruben Espinoza,           over a wider area and kill people                   The scariest thing isn’t the dan-

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                                                                                  Jorge Vera, Couriers                                   who didn’t die in the blast.                     ger of a nuclear power firing off
                                                                                  EMBARCADERO PUBLISHING CO.                                “Nuclear bombs create their own               one of its weapons at somebody —
                                                                                  William S. Johnson, President
                                                                                  Michael I. Naar, Vice President & CFO; Walter
                                                                                                                                         weather,” Eden explained. There                  although the deep enmity between
        Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26                                   Kupiec, Vice President, Sales & Marketing;             is a void created by the blast and               India and Pakistan can make peo-
                                                                                  Frank A. Bravo, Director, Computer Operations          air rushes in, sometimes at hurri-               ple nervous — but a terrorist group
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                                                                                                                                         cane force. That’s what creates the              getting its hands on a bomb.
                                                                                  Connie Jo Cotton, Major Accounts Sales
                                                                                  Manager; Bob Lampkin, Director, Circulation &          firestorms.                                         That’s the stuff of action movies
                                                                                  Mailing Services; Alicia Santillan, Susie Ochoa,          Great. Atomized or toasted.                   like “The Sum of All Fears.”
                                                                                  Circulation Assistants; Chris Planessi, Chip
                                                                                  Poedjosoedarmo, Oscar Rodriguez Computer                  Eden explains this in much great-                Eden isn’t too worried about a
                                                                                  System Associates                                      er detail in her 2006 book, “The                 group of terrorists getting its hands
                                                                                  The Palo Alto Weekly (ISSN 0199-1159)                  World on Fire.”                                  on a bomb.
                                                                                  is published every Wednesday and Friday by                Edeb is associate director for                   “The weapons are very well
                                                                                  Embarcadero Publishing Co., 703 High St., Palo
                                                                                  Alto, CA 94302, (650) 326-8210. Periodicals post-      research at Stanford’s Center for                guarded,” she said. “The real fear
                                                                                  age paid at Palo Alto, CA and additional mailing       International Security and Coop-                 is unaccounted-for fissionable ma-
                                                                                  offices. Adjudicated a newspaper of general circu-     eration, and she is a sociologist by             terial.” That material could be used
                                                                                  lation for Santa Clara County. The Palo Alto Weekly
                                                                                  is delivered free to homes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park,   training. So how did a sociologist               to make a “dirty bomb,” one that
                                                                                  Atherton, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, to faculty   become an expert on nuclear weap-                wouldn’t have a nuclear explosion
                                                                                  and staff households on the Stanford campus and
                                                                                  to portions of Los Altos Hills. If you are not cur-
                                                                                                                                         ons?                                             but that would spread radioactiv-
                                                                                  rently receiving the paper, you may request free          “I became interested in nuclear               ity in a similar manner as would
                                                                                  delivery by calling 326-8210. POSTMASTER: Send         deterrence,” she said. “I am in-                 a nuclear bomb, closing down the
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                                                                                  Reproduction without permission is strictly prohib-    to me.”                                          have elaborate, encoded locks on
                                                                                  ited. Printed by SFOP, Redwood City. The Palo Alto
                                                                                  Weekly is available on the Internet via Palo Alto         The idea of nuclear deterrence,               their bombs.
                                                                                  Online at:               she concisely explained, is: “If we                 “If a terrorist group got a hold of
                                                                                  Our e-mail addresses are:,
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      ong before Palo Alto’s school      meant as an attention-grabbing ges-      site up, will make fliers and go door-
      board voted in February to put     ture, Lowell said — it was just to       to-door, he said.
                                                                                                                                            Classes begin APRIL 7.
      a $378 million bond measure        help with start-up supplies and lawn        The anti-bond-measure campaign              Call 650-321-3891 for detailed brochure, or write:
on the June ballot, a small group        signs.                                   will run a tight, responsible budget,
                                                                                  he said, declining to cite a figure.                      D
of parents was laying groundwork            Foster, who also campaigned for                                                             IS A R
                                                                                                                                   L TH     U
to convince citizens to vote “yes.”      the winning $493 parcel tax in 2005,     The group has not yet filed finance          MAI ITH YO NT
                                                                                                                               IN W OLLME
They met with district officials to      said he and co-chair Samir Tuma          statements with the county.                   ENR A $25
offer their services, established        met with schools Superintendent             In response to Rice’s and Martin’s          FOR COUNT                           SINCE 1921
contacts at schools and even picked      Kevin Skelly as early as summer to       arguments, Foster said the school                       668 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
out a name for their efforts.            volunteer to lead a campaign.            district can’t peg prices to projects in                V i s i t u s a t : w w w . P a c i f i c A r t L e a g u e . o rg
   Now, the “Strong Schools for a           They continued to meet with           the official ballot statement because
Strong Community” committee is           Skelly and Chief Business Official       costs will fluctuate in coming years.
leading a full-swing campaign —          Bob Golton throughout the fall to        Of the $378 million, the district pre-
even before the official April 13        learn more about how the district        dicts it can manage about $30 mil-         THE BEST QUALITY & SELECTION OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS
kick-off party.                          planned to handle the bond mea-          lion of work annually, he said.
   Led by four co-chairs, including      sure, he said.                              Yet there is an unofficial list of
Mandy Lowell, former school board           By law, the school district cannot    projects and costs, he said, refer-
president, the group is reaching out     spend taxpayer money on a politi-        ring to the document the district
to the school and local community,       cal campaign. It can only send out       prepared after many school meet-
she said.                                informational fliers.                    ings in the fall.
   The mostly volunteer effort is           Months of school-district efforts        Besides, all projects will be voted
driven by the belief that the bond       — including meetings at school           on by the school board at public
measure is crucial to upgrade facili-    sites to draft possible project lists    meetings, he said — echoing an
ties at Palo Alto’s aging, cramped       for the bond measure — ended with        argument the “Strong Schools for a             Stanford Shopping Center
schools, she said.                       the board’s Feb. 26 approval to place    Strong Community” stated on its of-
   To win, 55 percent of voters need     the measure on the ballot.               ficial rebuttal to Rice and Martin’s
                                                                                                                               Now located between Macy's and
to approve the measure under state          The work to get the measure           statement.                                   Bloomingdale's, next to Playa Grill
Proposition 39.                          passed now lies with the citizens’          Rice and Martin also questioned
   Lowell said that so far, the pro-     committee, Foster said.                  how cronyism would be avoided in
measure committee has met with              And all the committee has done        forming the citizens’ oversight com-                   650.321.4177
the city’s Chamber of Commerce           until now is mere preparation for a      mittee required by Proposition 39.
and the League of Women Voters,          massive push in April and May to            State law that prevents employees,
garnering endorsements from each.        reach citizens — including phone         vendors or consultants from serving
   The group’s Web site is up and        banks and mailings, he said.             and dictates which sorts of stake-         Visit us to receive a FREE GIFT!                            No purchase necessary.
running, meaning the four co-chairs         Yet opposition to the bond mea-       holders will serve should prevent
answer dozens of e-mails daily           sure is also gearing up.                 such favoritism, the pro-measure
about the bond measure, she said.           An anti-bond measure statement        rebuttal states.
   One or two boosters per school        was filed with the county registrar         Enthusiastic as they are, the pro-
site have been established to help       this month by Allen Rice, treasurer      measure volunteers are by no means
get the word out, Nancy Shepherd,        of the San Jose-based Willow Glen        political groupies, they said.
co-volunteer coordinator, said.          Libertarian Alliance, and Palo Alto         “In some ways we’re scrambling
   And the committee has contract-       resident Wayne Martin.                   because we’re parents” or working
ed Oakland-based political consul-          Martin is a longtime opponent of      full-time jobs, Lowell said.
tant Larry Tramutola to advise on        new taxes who actively campaigned           And Kathy Schroeder, commit-
grassroots tactics such as effective     against the 2005 parcel tax.             tee co-chair, called campaigning a
brochure mailing, the committee’s           The statement accused the district    “necessary evil.”
co-chair Jon Foster said.                of failing to follow Proposition 39’s       “It’s the democratic process in all
   Tramutola also consulted for the      requirement to detail what the funds     of its detail,” she said.
successful $178 million school bond      would be used for by not listing spe-       The bond measure on the June 3
Measure B in 1995.                       cific projects at specific schools for   ballot would continue, without in-
   Foster said this year’s commit-       specific amounts of money.               creasing, Measure B’s $44.50 tax
tee hopes to raise $100,000 to pay          Rice also filed an identical argu-    per $100,000 in assessed property
mainly for mailings and Tramutola’s      ment against the Fremont Union           valuation to raise $378 million. De-
fee.                                     High School District’s proposed          pending on how quickly property
   Campaign finance statements           June bond measure.                       values rise, the tax could extend
released this week show the group           Martin is starting a “Palo Altans     until 2042, Golton said. ■
has raised $6,465 so far, including      Against Measure A” campaign, he             Staff Writer Arden Pennell can
a $5,000 donation from Lowell. It’s      said this week.                          be e-mailed at apennell@paweek-
the most she’s ever given and not           The group will soon have a Web

                                                                                  potential officer. In addition, five
         Sheriff’s contract with                                                  candidates have completed oral in-
                                                                                  terviews, and 10 more applied at a
          East Palo Alto ends                                                     recent job fair Davis held.
                                                                                     After the hiring process, the re-

        onday marked the first day       officials.                               cruits attend police academy (if not
        in 25 years that San Mateo          “I knew the city needed its own       already completed) for six months
        County Sheriff’s deputies        crime investigations,” Police Chief      and then spend four months in the
weren’t assisting in the policing of     Ron Davis said.                          field with a training officer.
East Palo Alto. The East Palo Alto          The end of the contract will free        The city has seen homicides de-
Police Department is standing on         up money to hire additional offi-        crease since the 15 in 2005 to six
its own for the first time since the     cers. Four open positions had been       in 2006 and seven last year. The
city incorporated in 1983.               frozen to pay for the contract, Davis    2006-07 numbers included a deadly
   San Mateo County informed the         said.                                    period in December 2006 and Janu-
city in May 2005 that it would end          The city is currently budgeted        ary 2007, which included several
the contract for police services.        for 39 sworn officers and has seven      homicides and a spate of non-lethal
   As part of the transition, the city   vacancies. Davis said he hoped to        shootings, prompting new commu-
established its own investigations       fill those positions by the end of the   nity efforts to reduce violence. Da-
unit of detectives more than a year      year.                                    vis has vowed to continue to reduce
ago. The sheriff’s deputies have            The department has two recruits       the number of homicides. ■
been providing supplemental patrol       in training now, Davis said, while                             —Don Kazak
assistance since then, according to      he just made a job offer to a third
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                                                                                                                         There are so many people at the school
                                                                                                                         who are afraid to let their kids cross
                                                                                                                         that intersection even in the company
                                                                                                                         of their parents.
                                                                                                                                          — Liz Schwerer, mother of two second-graders
                                                                                                                                        at Ohlone Elementary School, on the need for Oregon
                                                                                                                                        Expressway improvements. See story on page 3.

                                                                                                                        Around Town
                                                                                                                        IN HONOR OF HOPKINS ... The           present there seems to be zero
                                                                                                                        Gunn High School community            enforcement of rules against it.”
                                                                                                                        plans to dedicate an oak tree         He sent a letter in August and
                                                                                                                        and a bench to Albert Hopkins,        another in March, still looking for
                                                                                                                        its former Academic Center            a response from the city.
                                                                                                                        director and teacher who died
                                                                                                                        in July 2007 at age 63. “We           CALLING ALL USED BIKES ...
                                                                                                                        wanted to memorialize Albert          That rusty old bike gathering
                                                                                                                        and his commitment to educa-          cobwebs in the garage could
                                                                                                                        tion and the students and the         help a student in Kenya, ac-
            Your Child’s Health University                                                                              community,” Assistant Principal
                                                                                                                        Phil Winston said. Donations
                                                                                                                        gathered after Hopkins’ death
                                                                                                                                                              cording to charity One Dollar
                                                                                                                                                              for Life. The nonprofit, run by
                                                                                                                                                              Los Altos High School students,
      Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital offers classes, seminars and resources                                         raised money for the memorial.        has teamed up with Gunn High
                                                                                                                        Winston said he is not sure how       School to organize a used-
    designed to foster good health and enhance the lives of parents and children.                                       much money is left, but it may        bike drive on Saturday, April 5.
                                                                                                                        be used to provide scholarships.      Children in the African nation
                                                                                                                        Hopkins is being honored for          routinely walk two or more hours
                 SIBLING PREPARATION                                                                                    “his dedication and his love and      to school, according to a press
                 Designed for children two years of age and older, this class prepares siblings for the                 passion for the students that         release from the charity. A bike
                                                                                                                        were here and all the connec-         would not only save time and en-
                 emotional and physical realities of the arrival of a newborn.                                          tions he made with people and         ergy but also give them a chunk
                    - Saturday, April 5                                                                                 all the lives he touched,” Winston    of the day back to help out at
                                                                                                                        said. Hopkins’ renown grew            home. Extra bikes can be sold to
                                                                                                                        after he was attacked by Palo         help the school buy basic goods
                 MAMA YOGA                                                                                              Alto police officers in 2003. He      such as notebooks or labora-
                                                                                                                        was never charged with a crime,       tory equipment. Even broken
                 Join other prenatal and postpartum mothers in a Yoga class designed to enhance strength,
                                                                                                                        and he believed the officers beat     bicycles can be donated. Gunn
                 flexibility and tranquility. Practice Yoga stretches and poses while pregnant and return after          him because he was African-           and Los Altos students hope to
                                                                                                                        American. The city agreed to a        collect 700 and have recruited
                 your delivery for a gentle shape-up and relaxation time.
                                                                                                                        $250,000 settlement in 2005.          community members to spread
                     - Saturdays, April 5-26                                                                            A ceremony will be held Friday,       the word, including the Palo Alto
                                                                                                                        April 4, at 12:25 p.m. between
                                                                                                                                                              Kiwanis. The Mountain View and
                                                                                                                        the new science building and the
                 THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS:                                                                                                                  Palo Alto police departments
                                                                                                                        library on the Gunn campus.
                 BULLYING AND THE SOCIAL LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN                                                                                                and the Stanford Sheriff’s Of-
                                                                                                                                                              fice will be donating impounded
                                                                                                                        BROCHURE BLOOPER ... A
                 Learn how children react to socially stressful situations, such as being Cyber-Bullied,                                                      bicycles, according to the press
                                                                                                                        recently released brochure to
                 and develop strategies that will help your kids stand up for themselves or others.                                                           release. The students’ nonprofit
                                                                                                                        attract Palo Alto’s next city man-
                                                                                                                        ager extols the community; for        has rented a shipping container
                     - Tuesday, April 15                                                                                                                      to fill with bikes and later drive to
                                                                                                                        example, “Complementing its
                                                                                                                        exciting and innovative business      Oakland, for shipping to Mom-
                                                                                                                        community, Palo Alto’s residents      basa, Kenya. Bikes can be do-
                 BECOMING GRANDPARENTS                                                                                                                        nated on Saturday from 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                        are highly educated, politically
                 Designed for new and expectant grandparents, this class examines the change in labor                   aware and culturally sophisti-        to 4 p.m. at Gunn High School
                                                                                                                        cated.” Indeed. But the brochure      in Palo Alto at 780 Arastradero
                 and delivery practices, the latest recommendations for infant care and the unique role                                                       Road and Los Altos High School
                                                                                                                        also makes a critical slip, calling
                 of grandparents in today’s society.                                                                    El Palo Alto a “majestic 250-         at 201 Almond Ave.
                     - Thursday, April 24                                                                               year-old coastal redwood tree.”
                                                                                                                        250? Highly educated Palo Al-         VOLUNTEER AT THE PACIFIC
                                                                                                                        tans know the tree is believed to     ART LEAGUE ... The belea-
                                                                                                                        be more than 2,000 years old.         guered Pacific Art League is
               Call (650) 723-4600 or visit to register or obtain more                                                                           now under the leadership of a
                                                                                                                        Recruiter Bob Murray pledged
            information on the times, locations and fees for these and other courses.                                   to correct the mistake.               new board following months of
                                                                                                                                                              heated debate about the non-
                                                                                                                        SIDEWALKS ARE FOR CARS?               profit art association’s future.
                                                                                                                        ... Palo Altan Paul Berry is on       It is also planning to boost its
                                                               L U C I L E PA C K A R D                                 a mission. He’s tired of people       volunteer rolls to supplement the
                                                                                                                        viewing the rolled curbs of South     vacancies left by five departing
                                                              C H I L D R E N’S                                         Palo Alto as an invitation to park
                                                                                                                        their cars with two wheels on
                                                                                                                                                              staff members during the tur-
                                                                                                                                                              moil. The league is looking for a
                                                               H O S P I T A L                                          the sidewalk, two wheels on           gallery manager, a chief financial
                                                                                                                        the street. He’s been capturing       officer, a webmaster and a vol-
                                                                                                                        the parking offenders with his        unteer coordinator — all volun-
                                                                                                                        camera, sending the photos in         teer positions. For more informa-
    CALL       TODAY         TO     SIGN        UP     FOR       CLASSES            (650)          723-4600             to the city. “What can be done to     tion, visit www.pacificartleague.
                                                                                                                        discourage sidewalk parking? At       org. ■

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                                         cubic feet per second.                    spring and work would begin this           cisquito Watershed Council found           The entire diversion, lake and fish
Felt Lake                                   The school would not take any          summer, he said.                           no problems with the proposal dur-       project has been tangled in argu-
(continued from page 3)                  more water in total from creeks than         While it dredges the reservoir,         ing meeting with Stanford represen-      ments for nearly a decade, he said.
Zigterman said.                          it does now, he said.                     Stanford would use its wells to ir-        tatives, according to Ryan Navratil,       Discussions with state agencies
   The sediment would be spread             And the project includes a prom-       rigate fields, he said.                    the council’s program director.          began in 1999, but Stanford and
over adjacent hills with a mix of        ise not to take water when flows dip         Currently, Lake Lagunita on the            “It appeared very much like Stan-     agencies had trouble seeing eye-to-
natural seeds to encourage vegeta-       below five cubic feet per second —        university campus is at high levels        ford had done their homework,” he        eye on how much water should be
tion, he said. Building the reservoir    meaning the university would essen-       because reservoir water is being           said.                                    diverted.
created surrounding “borrow pits,”       tially load up on water in winter and     pumped in to lower Felt Lake in               The group even wrote a letter to        “Both sides were pretty obstinate,
and filling them with earth will re-     then leave creeks alone in summer         anticipation of summer’s work, he          the state agency last year expressing    putting it mildly,” he said.
store the land’s original topography,    and fall, he said.                        said.                                      support, Zigterman said.                   Stanford ultimately agreed to
he said.                                    That’s a change from the current          He was not sure the exact amount           The current diversion system at       many agency requests, including
   The university would also replace     practice, where water is pumped           being pumped, he said.                     Los Trancos has worked poorly since      not to divert water during dry times,
its pumping station downstream at        with flows as low as one cubic feet          These preparations are underway         its 1995 installation, Launer said. It   he said.
San Francisquito Creek near Ju-          per second, he said.                      because, according to Zigterman,           requires manual monitoring — or            Stanford has riparian and pre-1914
nipero Serra Boulevard, he said. It         The project is currently under         the university expects the state to        people scrambling out at 2 a.m. in       appropriative water rights at its di-
would double capacity from four to       environmental review by Califor-          issue a mitigated negative declara-        the middle of a storm to insert flash    versions, Zigterman said. ■
eight cubic feet per second — but        nia’s Department of Fish and Game,        tion, or a clean bill of environmental     boards to direct the water, he said.       Staff Writer Arden Pennell can
only during high flows, he said, not-    Zigterman said.                           health for the project.                       The new system will be automat-       be e-mailed at apennell@paweekly.
ing the flow can reach hundreds of          A response should come this               Creek watchdog group San Fran-          ed, he said.                             com.
                                           This time always-popular basic          tightening its belt by spending less
Foothill                                 classes will generate waitlists and       on travel to academic conferences
(continued from page 3)                  frustration, she said.                    and by putting out the word on cam-
  “These students come pouring in,         High-demand “green technology”          pus that money is scarce, she said.
but you don’t have the money that        programs — which experienced a               But it’s tough to save when the
you need to offer classes to serve       demand spike of 600 percent in the        fiscal year is already three-quarters
them all,” she said. Many students       previous two years — would also           finished; the district can’t just cancel
will wait longer to get credentials      lack money for expansion, Kanter          programs in full swing, she said.
as they vie for spots in classes. Oth-   said.                                        Funding is already spare, so
ers may grow frustrated and simply                                                 there’s little leeway for obvious sav-
give up, she said.                                                                 ings, Kanter said.
  Delays in times of budget crises       “We don’t close                              “There’s not much left to be ef-
can add six months to a year to the                                                ficient with,” she said. With $5,500
length of schooling, Kanter said.        doors. We don’t stop                      per student, “there’s only so much
  Theresa Tena, director of fiscal       enrollment. It’s going                    you can do.”
policy at the Community College          to mean ... fewer spots                      For now, the district hopes the
League of California, said unlike                                                  state legislature will come up with
other schools, which can close en-       in classes, larger                        an alternative to sweeping cuts —
rollment — as did state universities     classes and waitlists                     one that won’t hike student fees, she
this winter — community colleges                                                   said.
bear the brunt of hard times.            for classes.”                                “What we’re doing right now is
  “We don’t close the doors. We                                                    crossing our fingers. ... We’re read-
don’t stop enrollment. It’s just go-           —Theresa Tena, director of          ing tea leaves. ... We’re hoping the
ing to mean students take longer         fiscal policy, Community College          government budget won’t have high-
[and] there are fewer spots in class-                 League of California         er student fees,” she said.
es, larger classes and waitlists for                                                  This is her fifth major budget
classes,” she said.                        But the district is not expecting to    crisis in California in 35 years, she
  In the last budget crisis, counsel-    lay off staff due to budget cuts this     added. But she’s never seen a cri-
ing, tutoring and support services at    or next fiscal year, Bartindale said.     sis follow so closely on the heels of
Foothill-De Anza were cut, hurting         A reserve of $6 million in state        the previous crisis, which came in
students who really needed help,         money, awarded earlier to raise the       2003-04.
Bartindale said.                         district’s per-student funding to the        “What’s disappointing is we have                 NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE PUBLIC ART
  For example, students who weren’t      state average of $5,500, will help        not learned our lesson and we have                   COMMISSION FOR FOUR, THREE-YEAR
used to navigating the higher edu-       cover costs, she said.                    not figured out a way to sustain our                TERMS ENDING APRIL 30, 2011 (TERM OF
cation system or didn’t understand         Yet that is a one-time reserve,         educational program,” she said. ■                   COOPER, DEEM, FRANKEL, AND NEGRIN)
how to apply to financial aid may        leaving the district without a long-         Staff Writer Arden Pennell can
have been the first students affect-     term plan to fund growth, she said.       be e-mailed at apennell@paweek-
ed, she said.                              Meanwhile, the district has been                                          NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council is seeking
                                                                                                                                    applications from persons interested in applying for a three-
                                                                                                                                    year term on the Public Art Commission ending April 30, 2011.
Oregon                                   parents have concerns about cross-
                                         ings at Greer and Louis roads, where
                                                                                   fare is one of the county’s eight
                                                                                   expressways, an unusual road type                Eligibility Requirements: The Public Art Commission is
(continued from page 3)
                                         as many as four accidents involving       considered a link between the high-              composed of seven members who are not Council Members,
short entrance lanes.                    Ohlone pedestrians or bicyclists          ways and local streets, Kishimoto                officers, or employees of the city, and will be appointed by the
  At Page Mill Road and Interstate       have occurred in the last few years.      said.                                            City Council, serving without pay. Regular meetings are held at
280, the plan calls for reconfigur-         Both north- and southbound               The county initiated an express-
ing the southbound on-ramp and                                                                                                      7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
                                         Greer, for example, lack a left-turn      way-wide planning study when its
adding signals at both sides of the      signal onto Oregon Expressway. As         coffers were flush with dot-com
interstate. The changes are needed                                                                                                  Qualifications: Members of the Public Art Commission
                                         cars wait for a break in the traffic      boom money, she said. It lacked the              either shall be members of the Architectural Review Board
to make the road safer for bicyclists,   to turn, they often don’t look out for    money to implement it right away,
Kishimoto said.                                                                                                                     or shall be professional visual artists, professional visual
                                         pedestrians who also have a green         however.
  Lower-priority projects include                                                                                                   art educators, professional visual arts scholars, or visual
                                         light, Schwerer said.                       Although the plan has already
adding turn lanes at the express-                                                                                                   arts collectors whose authorities and skills are known and
                                            “There are so many people at the       been approved, the public now has
way’s intersection with El Camino                                                                                                   respected in the community and, whenever feasible, who have
                                         school who are afraid to let their        the opportunity to “fine tune” it,
Real and adding a southbound right-                                                                                                 demonstrated an interest in, and have participated in, the arts
                                         kids cross that intersection even         Likens said.
turn lane from Junipero Serra Bou-                                                                                                  program of the City.
                                         in the company of their parents,”           For additional information, con-
levard to Page Mill.                     Schwerer said. That complicates ef-       tact the Roads and Airports Depart-
  To weigh in on these projects,         forts to encourage parents to bike        ment at 408-494-2700. ■                          Application forms and appointment information are available
the county’s Roads and Airports          or walk rather than drive to school,        Staff Writer Becky Trout can                   in the City Clerk’s Office, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
Department is hosting a meeting          she said.                                 be e-mailed at btrout@paweekly.                  (Phone: 329-2571) or maybe obtained on the website at http://
Thursday, April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m.         The Oregon-Page Mill thorough-         com.                                   
in the Dance Studio at Jordan Mid-
dle School, 750 N. California Ave.                                                                                                  Deadline for receipt of applications in the City Clerk’s Office
  “This is the first opportunity for                                                                                                is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008. If the incumbent does
the public to provide input as users        Correction                                                                              not reapply, the deadline will be extended to Tuesday, April 22,
                                            A March 28 article incorrectly identified the location of Scott Design As-              2008.
of the expressway since the study           sociates, which worked on a home included in the Charming Cottages
was adopted,” Palo Alto’s transpor-         of Palo Alto tour. Its offices are in Burlingame. To request a correction,                                                          DONNA J. GRIDER
tation manager Gayle Likens said.           contact Managing Editor Jocelyn Dong at 650-326-8210, jdong@                                                                                 City Clerk
  Liz Schwerer, mother of two sec- or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302.                                     PALO ALTO RESIDENCY IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.
ond graders at Ohlone Elementary
School, said she and other Ohlone
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                                                          Discuss community issues.
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                                                              Announce an event.                            Homeless woman found dead in Palo Alto
                                                       Report a sports score and more.                                                           Mary Ann Morgan had tried for
                                                                 Ask for advice.                                                               years to stop drinking and straighten
                                                                                                                                               out her life. But she ended up home-
                                                                  Rate a movie.                                                                less and on the streets of Palo Alto.
                                                             Review a restaurant.                                                                Morgan, 61, was found dead last
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                                                                                                                                               her death is not known.
                                                                                                                                                 Morgan had been a member of the
                                                                                                                                               Downtown Streets Team, a housing-
                                                                                                                                               for-work program, five times.
                                                                                     Mary Ann Morgan                 “We gave her extra chances,” said
                                                            More than 300,000 visitors monthly                                                 Eileen Richardson, the director of the
                                                                                                            Downtown Streets Team.
                                                                                                              Morgan even lived for about nine months in the Opportunity Cen-
                                                                                                            ter before voluntarily signing over her apartment and leaving.
                                                                                                              “It’s so sad,” Richardson said. “She was a very nice woman who
                                                                                                            was always caring about other people. She would do well for a while
                                                                                                            and then go on binges and become difficult, yelling at everyone.”
                                                                                                              Morgan was even one of the 12 people featured on a 2007 calen-
                                                                                                            dar, “Faces of Hope,” which the Downtown Streets Team produced
                                                                                                            more than a year ago. The portrait photographs were shot by Rich-
                                                                                                            ardson’s daughter.
                                                                                                              Richardson doesn’t know where Morgan was from originally but
                                                                                                            said she’s been in the Palo Alto area off and on for 30 years. Mor-
                                                                                                            gan had said she has two children, who would now be grown, and a
                                                                                                            brother. But Richardson doesn’t know who they are or how to find
                                                                                                              Richardson has been working with the Santa Clara County Coro-
                                                                                                            ner’s office since last Friday trying to locate a next of kin so Mor-
                                                                                                            gan’s body can be released for burial or cremation. ■
                                                                                                                                                                   —Don Kazak

                                                                                                            Foothill nets legal win over tax foe
                                                                                                               A legal tussle over the $490.8 million bond Measure C, passed by
                                                                                                            district voters in June 2006, is finally over for the Foothill-De Anza
                                                                                                            Community College District.
                                                                                                               The California Supreme Court declined to review an appellate
                                                                                                            ruling last Wednesday, ending more than a year and a half of litiga-
                                                                                                               “It is now 19 months later, and we have prevailed at all levels,”
                                                                                                            Chancellor Martha Kanter said. “We are jumping for joy, literally.”
                                                                                                               A lawsuit was originally filed challenging whether the measure
                                                                                                            conformed to state regulations earlier imposed by Proposition 39.
                                                                                                               The college district won the lawsuit but that decision was ap-
                                                                                                            pealed. The district won the appeal in December, but complainants
                                                                                                            Melvin Emerich and Aaron Katz turned to the Supreme Court to
                                                                                                            review the appeal.
                                                                                                               The court declined to review the appeal Wednesday, ending the
                                                                                                            legal battle.
                                                                                                               The district was already preparing to build while in litigation,
                                                                                                            Kanter said.
                                                                                                               “We were able to put the first quantity of bond funds into the bank
                                                                                                            to start earning interest,” she said.
                                                                                                               The district sold $250 million in bonds and put all but $10 million
                                                                                                            in escrow, according to a press release.
                                                                                                               “At this point, we now can spend funds to renovate classrooms and
                                                                                                            build a new science center,” Kanter said. ■
                                                                                                                                                                  —Arden Pennell

                                                                                                            EPA man convicted of cockfighting operation
                                                                                                              An East Palo Alto man will serve six months in county jail and be
                                                                                                            on supervised probation for three years as a result of a plea agree-
                                                                                                            ment he reached with prosecutors over charges he ran a cockfighting
                                                                                                            operation from his home.
                                                                                                              It’s unusual to discover cockfighting operations, San Mateo Coun-
                                                                                                            ty Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. It usually
                                                                                                            happens on the coast in Half Moon Bay or Pescadero.
                                                                                                              Jose Alfredo Sierra, 19, will no longer be able to live with pets or
                                                                                                            other animals nor be able to work with them, as terms of his plea
                                                                                                              Wagstaffe said neighbors of Sierra in the 2500 block of Ralmar
                                                                                                            Avenue complained to police of hearing roosters “screaming” at
                                                                                                            times over the period of months, leading police to investigate. Police
                                                                                                            discovered one dead rooster, a severely injured rooster and various
                                                                                                            related items, including razor blades that the cocks use as weapons
                                                                                                            and syringes and steroids that are used to prepare the roosters for
                                                                                                              Other roosters were discovered on the property, he added.
                                                                                                              Sierra was arrested Feb. 24. ■
                                                                                                                                                                   —Don Kazak

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                                                        Great starter home or investment. Updated           Ginna Lazar                             $849,000
                                                        interior, Designer paint & crown moulding,
                                                        bonus rm. w/sep. entry. Lrg private bckyd &         This 2 BR/ 1.5 bath home located in the ideal
                                                        BBQ area. Corner lot w/unique stone fence,          Downtown North area. Hardwood flooring
                                                        large side parking area.                            and crown molding are introduced in the living
                                                        Carolyn Rianda                        $549,000      room, which also features built in bookshelves
                                                                                                            and a wood burning brick fireplace. The
                                                        Real honeyof a find in this pleasant 3-bedroom       kitchen is a delight with tile countertops and
                                                        Ranch. This attractive stucco residence offers      a breakfast nook with built in benches and a
                                                        fireplace. Carpeting, gas heat. Garage. All you      mounted table tucked away next to a window.
                                                        want in comfort!                                    This home can be purchased with 612 Palo Alto
Woodside... Mediterranean-styled 5BR/5BA                Louise Guzzo                          $525,000
home. Huge designer kitchen w/ Family Room.                                                                 or separate.
Office w/fireplace, library & exercise rm. Great                                                               Ginna Lazar                            $749,000    Atherton…Unique Listing. W. Atherton
                                                        Wonderful 5BD/3.5BA home w/tons of
spacious, flexible spaces & an Artist studio/workshop.   character! This home feaures area carpeting,                                                            opportunity! Charming 2BR house w/vaulted
Courtyards. Portola Valley Schools.                                                                                                                             ceilings & French doors leading to private rear
                                                        hardwood & tile throughout, attached two-car
Dana Cappiello                            $2,799,000
                                                        garage, loft bedroom & large yard.                  ■         REDWOOD CITY                        ■     yard. Updated w/granite, travertine floors &
                                                                                                                                                                paned windows. Unlimited expansion possibilities.
                                                        Michael Ames                         $497,000       Outstanding opportunity to live in beautiful        Stephanie Savides                      $1,395,000
                                                                                                            Emerald Hills in this 5-year old 3BR/2.5BA
                                                        ■            MENLO           PA R K            ■    traditional home. Charming living room;
                                                                                                            gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops, opens
                                                        Remodeled home on prime West Menlo cul-de-          to cozy FR w/fireplace; sunny master suite
                                                        sac. Gourmet kitchen w/center island, Granite       w/bay views. Hrdwd flrs, natural stone finishes,
                                                        counters, and high end appliances. Great Room,      double paned windows, lush lawns & attached
                                                        3bd/2ba in main house w/large 1bd/1ba               2 car garage.
                                                        detached office/guest room. Sunny, private.          Elizabeth Daschbach                   $998,800
                                                        Stephanie Savides                  $2,499,000
                                                                                                            An adorable 3BR/2BA home. Remodeled w/
Palo Alto…Beautiful 5BR/3.5BA with Country              This adorable, 3BR/1BA home has hdwd flrs,           hrdwd flrs, granite countertops, new windows,
style architecture. Remodeled and spacious. State of    cozy fireplace, large backyard, lots of sunshine     doors & high end appliances. The master
the art kitchen and hardwood floors. Spacious home       throughout, generous sized bedrooms. It is in       BR has French doors leading to the newly
with Large bedrooms. Extra large lot with oversized     great condition and has been well cared for. All    landscaped backyard.                                Palo Alto…Located in Green Acres, this well
two car garage. Prestigious Palo Alto Unified School     new appliances in 2005.                             Michelle Englert                   $1,099,000       maintained home offers, 3BR/2BA, living room w/
District & Gunn High School.                            Carolyn Mitchell                       $649,000                                                         brick fireplace, separate family room that opens onto
Julia Keady                              $2,250,000                                                         Fantastic, remodeled Co-op Condo in the heart       a large, private, rear yard and patio. Close to Palo
                                                        Spacious 2BR/2BA bright top floor with                                                                   Alto schools & parks.
                                                                                                            of the Peninsula. 2BR/2BA near shopping
                                                        views of landscaped common areas and pool.                                                              Kathleen Templin                           $1,698,000
                                                                                                            amenities & transportation. Quiet, small
                                                        Recessed lighting and built in closet organizers    complex, & more. Best buy in area.
                                                        Ken Reeves                              $639,000    Tobi Baldwin                          $440,000
                                                        This 1bd/1ba Lincoln Green Condominium
                                                        has been tastefully updated with high quality       ■           S A N TA      CLARA               ■
                                                        appliances and accessories. This home is located
                                                        close to Stanford University, walking distance      Convenient to Restaurants and Shopping. This
                                                        to the Sharon Park Shopping center and quick        2BD/1BA home includes remodeled kit. w/
                                                        access to Highway 280. The complex offers a         black tile and new cabinetry with open living
                                                        pool, two saunas, a meeting room and laundry        space. There are multiple pools plus a recreation
Portola Valley…Stunning Architectural Design            rooms.                                              center with ping-pong and pool tables,
home 5BR/4.5BA, two story, gourmet kitchen              Alexandra von der Groeben              $489,500                                                         Portola Valley…French Chateau with 4 bedrooms,
                                                                                                            kitchenette and fireplace.
includes granite counters, cathedral ceilings &                                                                                                                 4 and one half baths, 2 family rooms, office, living
                                                                                                            Julia Keady                            $429,000
island. Master BR suite has a fireplace. Beautiful                                                                                                               and dining rooms. Beautiful kitchen with marble
landscaping on a large lot.                                                                                                                                     countertops inlaid with stone and French slab
Anita Sabinske Roth                       $3,259,000    ■                MODESTO                       ■    Best priced 1BR/1BA condo in Woodsborough.
                                                                                                                                                                limestone floors. Winery, 12 stall barn.
                                                                                                            Ground floor end unit. Remodeled kitchen w/
                                                        Price Reduced Great Craftsman style home,           newer appliances. Upgraded Bath. Views to the       Dana Cappiello                           $8,275,000
                                                        needs a little TLC. 3 BR / 1 BA with new            lake.
                                                        interior paint and a formal dining room. Great      Matt Shanks                        $250,000
                                                        for investor or contractor. Income producing
                                                        studio with separate entrance.
                                                        Stephanie Johnson                     $160,000      ■                WOODSIDE                     ■
                                                        ■              OAKLAND                         ■    Stunning views, 2003 craftsman, 4BR/3.5BA,
                                                                                                            Pool, Vineyard, room to expand - tennis, corral,
                                                        Excellent building opportunity in the upscale       barn, guest house. Close to bike routes. Las
                                                        neighborhood of Rockridge. Close proximity to       Lomitas Schools.
                                                        shopping, gourmet restaurants and atmospheric       Gary Mckae                           $4,987,345
Menlo Park… Location at it’s very best in “Sharon       cafes and amenities like the Library and Bart                                                           San Mateo…Darling Westside Duplex in a great
Heights”! This 3BR/2BA has 2 Mstr Ste, Chef ’s          Station. Near Claremont Country Club, and           Designer 4BR/3BA cottage in the Redwoods.           location and very well maintained. Upgrades
Kitch w/Wolf stove & brkfst bar & eat-in, Lrg LR w/     the popular College and Piedmont Avenue.            Beautiful Cape Cod home, takes your breath          throughout including new central air, dual pane
Mrbl Frplc. Beaut fenced front yd. Remod all Syst       Website partially constructed under www.            away with how well done the interior is done.       windows, new roof, and updated landscaping. A blue
from studs out. 2 car gar. Best MP Schls.                                     Very entertaining home with two large decks.        chip investment opportunity. A must see.
Carol Christie                            $1,995,000    Judy Chow                            $2,200,000     Dana Cappiello                     $1,399,000       Brad Allen                               $1,145,000

■   Selling Northern California’s Finest Properties                                                                                                                        ■
                                                                                                                                                           Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Page 9

                                                        SPRING COMPOST
                                                            PALO ALTO RESIDENTS
                                                           “Complete the recycle circle”
                                                                 In appreciation of citizen’s
                                                              participation in the curbside
                                                           composting program, Palo Alto
                                                            residents will be allowed up to
                                                                   1 cubic yard of compost
                                                             (equivalent to six full garbage
                                                                cans), free of charge. Bring
                                                            shovels, gloves, containers and
                                                              proof of Palo Alto residency.

                                                               SATURDAY, MARCH 29th
                                                                 or SUNDAY, APRIL 6th
                                                                    at the Palo Alto Landfill
                                                                    2380 Embarcadero Road

                                                                        1 cubic yard for event

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    A weekly compendium of vital statistics                                                                                                                                                                       

POLICE CALLS                                                   Menlo Park                                                     Parking/driving violation . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                                             (650) 364-6233
                                                               March 24-30                                                    Suspicious vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Palo Alto                                                      Violence related                                               Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .1
March 22-27                                                    Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1   Vehicle code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Violence related                                               Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1           Alcohol or drug related
Armed robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Assault w/a deadly weapon . . . . . . . . . .1
                                                               Theft related                                                  Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                                 CITY OF PALO ALTO
                                                               Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1             Miscellaneous
Sexual assault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1       Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4   911 hang-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                         NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Theft related                                                  Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1     Animal call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3             Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2   Civil matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Counterfeiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1      Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2          Construction complaint . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1   Theft undefined. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1        Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                                                                                                               NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the
Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                               Vehicle related
                                                               Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                                                                                              Disturbing/annoying phone calls. . . . . . .1                    City of Palo Alto will hold a Public Hearing at a Regular
                                                                                                                              Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1   Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .5                 Follow up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1       Council Meeting on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., or
Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4          Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4    Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
                                                                                                                              Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1      as near thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers,
                                                                                                                              Juvenile problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle related                                                Reckless driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1        Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2         City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California
Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1          Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7       Meet citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1    Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .1               Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
                                                                                                                                                                                               to Consider Adoption of an Ordinance Establishing
Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .8                 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .4
Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2     Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                                              Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4            Underground Utility District Number 45 (Palo Alto Avenue,
                                                                                                                              Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .2
Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5   Alcohol or drug related
                                                                                                                              Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5             Alma Street, High Street, Lytton Avenue and Cambridge
Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10       Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .5               Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                                              Town ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .3                Avenue) by Amending Section 12.16.020 of Chapter
                                                               Miscellaneous                                                  Tree blocking roadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . 10
                                                               Animal call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1    Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1       12.16 of Title 12 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code.
Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
                                                               CPS referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1      Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                                              DONNA J. GRIDER
Alcohol or drug related
                                                               Indecent exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2           Welfare check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3        Info. case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1    Wires down. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2                                                         City Clerk
Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5           Located missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . .1              Mental evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                               Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                                              VIOLENT CRIMES
                                                               Property for destruction . . . . . . . . . . . . .2            Palo Alto
Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                                                                                              200 block Hamilton Avenue, 3/23, 1:46
Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2       Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                                                                                              a.m.; assault with a deadly weapon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Misc. municipal code violation . . . . . . . .3                Violation of court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .7              Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11       Unlisted block Harker Avenue, 3/25, 12:03
                                                                                                                              p.m.; armed robbery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of the City of Palo Alto
Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1        Atherton
Noise complaint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9         March 24-31
                                                                                                                              Unlisted location, 3/26, 12:22 p.m.; sexual                                           Historic Resources Board
Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2     Theft related
Possession of stolen property . . . . . . . .2                 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2   Menlo Park                                                       Please be advised the Historic Resources Board shall conduct a
Prowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1   Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4   1100 block Pine Street, 3/30, 8:03 a.m.;                         meeting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in the Civic
Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4        Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1          battery.                                                         Center, Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo
Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3     Vehicle related                                                1100 block Madera Avenue, 3/30, 1:13
Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13            Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1          p.m.; domestic violence.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Alto, California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard
                                                                                                                                                                                               on these items.

                                                                                                                                                                                               APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Approval of minutes of Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                               Resources Board meetings of February 20 and March 5, 2008.
                                                                                                    NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING
                                                                                                          of the City of Palo Alto                                                             NEW BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                               Public Hearings
                                                                                                    Architectural Review Board (ARB)
                                                                                                                                                                                               1.   1030 Ramona Street [08PLN-00095]: Application by
                                                                    Please be advised that Thursday, April 17, 2008, the ARB shall                                                                  Robert and Kelli Glazier for Historic Resources Board review
                                                                    conduct a public hearing at 8:30 AM in the Council Chambers, 1st                                                                and recommendation regarding the proposed demolition of a
                                                                    Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Any interested                                                               one-story duplex, constructed in 1954, that was considered by
                                                                    persons may appear and be heard.                                                                                                the Keeper of the National Register and the Dames and Moore
                                                                                                                                                                                                    historic survey of 1997-2000 as a visually adverse non-con-
                                                                    Draft Ordinance Proposing Greenbuilding Requirements                                                                            tributing building in the Professorville National Register Historic
     Stanford Medical School                                        for Private Development: Request for ARB recommendation                                                                         District.
                                                                    to City Council of 1) an Ordinance Amending Title 18 (Zoning) of the
          Blood Center                                              Palo Alto Municipal Code to Add a New Chapter 18.44 (Green                                                                 2.   345 Lincoln Avenue [08PLN-00057]: Application by
                                                                    Building Regulations) and 2) a Resolution to Adopt Green Building                                                               Cody Anderson Wasney Architects for Historic Resources
                                                                    Compliance Thresholds, Rating Systems, and Compliance                                                                           Board review and recommendation regarding a revised project
                                                                    Verification for Private Development Projects.                                                                                  comprising proposed alterations and an addition to the Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Benjamin Wing house (1893) and water tower (1894) which are
                                                                    200 San Antonio [07PLN-00302]: Request by Toll Brothers for                                                                     listed on the City’s Historic Inventory in Category 2, and are
                                                                    ARB review of a 45-unit multiple family project, includes a new                                                                 located in the Professorville National Register Historic District
                                                                    public street, landscaping, and driveways and Design Enhancement                                                                and in the R-1(10,000) zone district. The proposed project
                                                                    Exceptions for setback encroachments. Zone District: ROLM.                                                                      includes a comprehensive landscape plan. The project is sub-
      Share a                                                       564 University Avenue [08PLN-00079]: Request by Ann
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ject to the City’s discretionary Individual Review process and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    historic preservation provisions of the California Environmental
                                                                    Hawkinson for ARB review of a 4,475 square foot addition to an                                                                  Quality Act (CEQA). The project was publicly reviewed at a
       part of                                                      existing category 2 historic residence and historic rehabilitation for
                                                                    new restaurant tenant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Historic Resources Board Study Session on February 20,

     your life –                                                    4703 El Camino Real [07PLN-00288]: Request by Adrian
                                                                    Huang for Preliminary ARB review of a new 1,682 square foot
                                                                    commercial building at the corner of El Camino Real and El Camino
                                                                                                                                                                                               OTHER BUSINESS

                                                                                                                                                                                               3.   Discussion of potential topics for the Joint HRB-City Council
                                                                    Way. Zone District: Neighborhood Commercial (CN).
     Give blood                                                     3801 E Bayshore Rd – [08PLN-00097]: Request by Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                                    meeting scheduled for May 19, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                               Questions. If interested parties have any questions regarding the
                                                                    Dorman for ARB Review of landscape and parking changes to an                                                               above applications, please contact the Planning Division at (650)
                                                                    approved project. Zone District: ROLM(D)(AD).                                                                              329-2441. The files relating to these items are available for inspec-
                                                                                                                                                                                               tion weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00
                                                                    The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with                                                       PM to 4:00 PM and staff reports will be available for inspection at
                                                                    disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities,                                                         2:00 PM the Friday preceding the hearing.
                                                                    services or programs, to participate at public meetings, or to learn
    1-888-723-7831                                                  more about the City’s compliance with the Americans with                                                                   The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with                                  Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact the City’s ADA                                                              disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities,
                                                                    Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing ada@                                                                   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 e-mailing
                                                                                                          Amy French
                                                                                                     Manager of Current Planning                                                                         Cathy Siegel, Advance Planning Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Page 11
                                                            Births, marriages and deaths
                                                                                                       organization of their community.     taught art and drawing at Cal.
                                                        Deaths                                           Loved ones recall him as a gen-
                                                                                                       tle, friendly person with whom
                                                                                                                                            State Long Beach. She also taught
                                                                                                                                            art classes for children.
                                                                                                       everyone liked to talk.
                                                        John Wesley Fort                                 He enjoyed fine cars and fishing
                                                                                                                                              She was the sole practitioner
                                                          John Wesley Fort, 83, a former               with his friends.                    in graphic-arts business Banyan
                                                        pastor in East Palo Alto, died                   He is survived by his wife of 58   Design and a member of the Palos
                                                        March 23.                                                                           Verdes Art Association.
                                                                                                       years, Pearlie Mae Fort of East
                                                          He was born in Born in Terrell,
                                                                                                       Palo Alto; children, Shirley Hill      Friends remember her as a gift-
                                                        Texas. As a young man he joined
                                                                                                       (and her husband Thomas Hil),        ed and creative artist and teacher.
                                                        the U.S. Navy.
                                                                                                       Wesley D. Fort (and his wife Dr.     She is especially remembered for
                                                          In 1950 he met his future wife,
                                                                                                       Mary Bains-Fort), Gregory John
                                                        Pearlie Mae Riley.                                                                  her work in the Palo Alto Camera
                                                                                                       Fort, Pinky Annette Fort and Ce-
                                                          In 1957 he became a member                                                        Club.
                                                                                                       cil Lamar Fort; 11 grandchildren;
                                                        of the Calvary Temple Church of                                                       She was married to Ted Shields
                                                        God In Christ. He then spent many              20 great-grandchildren; and many
                                                                                                       nieces and nephews.                  and married the late Fred MacK-
                                                        years serving as assistant pastor to
                                                        Dr. E.J. O’Neal at the Little Flock              A memorial service was held        enzie, an engineer with Stanford
                                                        Church of God In Christ. In 1974               Monday, March 31, at the Grace       Research Institute, in 1986 and
                                                        he became a pastor and founded                 Temple Church of God In Christ,      moved to Palo Alto that year.
                                                        and built the House of Prayer                  1970 Clarke St., East Palo Alto.
                                                                                                                                              She is survived by her children,
                                                        Church of God In Christ, now                                                        Leighton, Leslie and Jana Shields,
                                                        known as Grace Temple Church                   Anne MacKenzie
                                                                                                         Anne MacKenzie, 83, a long-        all of Southern California; broth-
                                                        of God In Christ.
                                                          He served on the Senior Citizen              time resident of Palo Alto, died     er, Frank Rus of Naperville, Ill.;
                                                        Board of Directors. He and his                 Feb. 24.                             step-children, Richard MacKenzie
                                                        wife volunteered to help feed the                She was born in Chicago, Ill.      of California and Nancy Hamble-
                                                        hungry, while dispersing food to               She received an art scholarship to   ton of Nevada; two grandchildren;
                                                        the needy in the community. He                 the University of Southern Cali-     and three great-grandchildren.

                                                        helped implement fundraising for               fornia and a master’s degree from
                                                                                                                                              A memorial service will be held
                                                        the then-new Senior Citizen Cen-               Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles
                                                        ter. He encouraged community                   in 1976. She studied under Rich-     Saturday, April 5, at 10 a.m. at the
                                                        members to participate in church               ard Diebenkorn at the University     Palo Alto Art Center auditorium,
                                                        and to get involve in the care and             of California, Los Angeles, and      1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

                                                                                                          AN ELEGANT EVENING
                                                                                                          OF DINNER, DANCING,
                                                                                                          & AUCTIONS IN SUPPORT
                                                                                                          OF ADOLESCENT
                                                                                                          COUNSELING SERVICES

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                                                                                                                                    THE PALO ALTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                                                                                                                                          AND THE PALO ALTO WEEKLY
                                                                                                                                           are pleased to announce the

                                                                                                                                         29TH ANNUAL
                                                                                                                                      TALL TREE AWARDS
                                                                                                                                                  April 17, 2008
                                                                                                                                              Crowne Plaza Cabaña
                                                                                                                                              4290 El Camino Real
                                                                                                                                             Mediterranean Ballroom

                                                                                                                                              5:30-7:00 p.m. Silent Auction
                                                                                                                                          7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

“Rain” is among the watercolors and large mono-        Matt Sameck and Corrie Borris are in “Something                                               Honoring
type prints being exhibited by artist Miyoko Tani this Wonderful” by Leah Halper, which will be per-                                           OUTSTANDING CITIZEN
month at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.                       formed with several other new short plays at the
                                                       Pear Avenue Theatre this month.
                                                                                                                                          MEGAN SWEZEY FOGARTY
Thursday                                 Leah Halper, Caryn Huberman,          May 3 at 536 Ramona St. in Palo                            OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL
Miyoko Tani, a Sunnyvale artist,         Valerie Leghorn, Richard Me-          Alto. Call 650-322-0193.
is showing watercolors and large         dugno and Ross Peter Nelson.                                                                               LINDA LENOIR
monotype prints at Gallery 9 at          Tickets are $15-$30; go to www.       Saturday
                                or call 650-254-1148      The Firebird Youth Chinese Or-                                 OUTSTANDING BUSINESS
143 Main St. in Los Altos, with a
                                         (1-800-838-3006 for credit-card       chestra gives a free concert at                                             IDEO
reception set for Saturday, April
                                         ticketing).                           the Center Pavilion at Stanford
12, from 3 to 6 p.m. Gallery hours
are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday           The New Century Chamber Or-           Shopping Center from noon to                                 OUTSTANDING NON-PROFIT
                                         chestra, with Stuart Canin (con-      1:30 p.m. as part of a spring se-                                         CANOPY
through Saturday. Go to www.
                                         certmaster of the Los Angeles         ries. A musical-instrument drive or call 650-
                                         Opera) as guest concertmaster,        for the Ravenswood City School
                                         performs at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s      District is also going on through
“Re:producing Motherhood,” an
                                         Episcopal Church at 600 Colora-       April 20; people can donate at the
exhibit by Menlo Park photog-
                                         do Ave. in Palo Alto. The program     mall’s guest-services office. Go                    Online registration: www:
rapher Kristin Lorraine Herbster,
                                         includes Shostakovich’s Chamber       to or call
explores the challenges of today’s                                                                                                     FOR RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION
                                         Symphony for Strings, Op. 110a.       650-617-8591.
mother role. Black-and-white
                                         Tickets are $42/$28; go to www.       The Palo Alto Philharmonic plays                            Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce
photos are shown with interviews
                                or call 415-357-1111.        music by Brahms, Debussy and
with modern women and excerpts
                                         Mariana Barnes, an aerospace          Rachmaninoff, featuring pianist                                       (650) 324-3121
from parenting books. The show
                                         scientist/engineer in Palo Alto, is   Daniel Glover in Rachmaninoff’s
is at the Michelle R. Clayman Insti-
                                         exhibiting her acrylic paintings      Rhapsody on a Theme by Pa-
tute for Gender Research at Serra
                                         that feature bright mosaic pat-       ganini. The concert is at 8 p.m. at
House on the Stanford campus,
                                         terns and colors. The show is this    Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middle-
589 Capistrano Way, through
                                         month at the Pacific Art League at    field Road, Palo Alto. Tickets are
June 13. A reception is tonight
                                         668 Ramona St. in Palo Alto, with     $8-$17; go to                    SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Go to www.               a reception tonight from 6 to 9
                                         p.m. Go to www.fineartbymariana.      Sunday
João de Brito, an impressionist/                                               The St. Lawrence String Quar-
figurative artist from the Azores,       com or call the art league at 650-
                                         321-3891.                             tet plays with pianist Stephen
is exhibiting his lively, tree-filled                                          Prutsman at 2:30 p.m. in Stan-          INNOVATIVE REMODELS OF LOCAL HOMES
paintings at Cafe Borrone at 1010        Urban Nights Dance Fusion,
                                                                               ford’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium.
El Camino Real in Menlo Park
through April 20. The show is of
                                         the annual performance of many
                                         Stanford University student dance     The program includes the new               2008 HOUSE TOUR
                                         groups, comes to Dinkelspiel          String Quartet No. 4 by Stanford
new works and is called “Colors
                                         Auditorium on campus tonight          composer Jonathan Berger, and          Friday, April 4 & Saturday, April 5
of Life.” Go to www.joaodebrito.                                               Haydn’s G Major String Quartet.
com or call the cafe at 650-327-         and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Groups                                                              11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                                         include Cardinal Ballet, Los Sal-     Tickets are $20-$44; go to live-
0830.                                                                 or call 650-
“Design Unbound,” an exhibit by          seros and Swingtime. Tickets are
                                         $10; go to      725-ARTS.
Stanford University design stu-                                                Nancy Ortberg, a former teaching
dents, is at the Thomas Welton  or call 520-240-
                                         5537.                                 pastor, speaks about her book
Stanford Art Gallery on campus                                                 “Looking for God: An Unexpected
through May 4. Go to art.stanford.       The Coupa Cosas gallery is
                                         showing work for the home by          Journey through Tattoos, Tofu,
edu or call 650-723-2842.                                                      And Pronouns” at 1 p.m. at Ke-
                                         nine members of the Association
                                         of Clay and Glass Artists of North-   pler’s Books, 1010 El Camino
Friday                                   ern California. Barbara Brown,        Real, Menlo Park. The book is a
Pear Slices 2008 is a collec-                                                  collection of personal essays on
                                         Babak Daleki, Jan Schachter, Lee
tion of new short plays being                                                  finding God in unforeseen places.
                                         Middleman, Mary Dorsch, Phyllis
performed at the Pear Avenue                                                   Go to or call
                                         Williams, Eliza Wilson Thomas,
Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Unit K,                                               650-324-4321.
                                         Bill Geisinger and Eileen P. Gold-
Mountain View, through April 27,
                                         enberg will have a reception from        For more on the local arts
Thursday through Sunday. The
                                         6 to 8 p.m. and exhibit through        scene, read arts editor Rebecca
playwrights are: Paul Braverman,
                                                                                Wallace’s blog. Go to www.
     COMING UP IN FRIDAY’S WEEKEND EDITION                             and click
                                                                                on Ad Libs.
 The Palo Alto art cooperative Gallery House celebrates its 50th an-                                                                  Tax-deductible tickets
                                                                                                                                      Advance tickets $30;
 Music                                                                                                                          after March 28 or at the door $35
 Guest concertmaster Stuart Canin — whose resume includes playing                                                     For ticket and tour information call: (650) 325-2990
 for Harry Truman and Winston Churchill — performs with the New
 Century Chamber Orchestra in Palo Alto.                                                     Stop-Loss (R)                Sponsored by the Palo Alto Area Mills College Club
                                                                                     Fri-Th. 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50             to benefit the students of Mills College
 Reviews of “Leatherheads” and “Snow Angels.”                                         The Band’s Visit (PG-13)
                                                                                     Fri-Th. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30

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Movie reviews by Jeanne Aufmuth, Tyler Hanley, and Susan Tavernetti

 Note: Screenings are for Wednesday through Thursday only.
 10,000 B.C. (PG-13)
                                                                                                    MOVIE TIMES
                                   Century 16: 1:30, 4:15, 7:05 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 12:05, 1:50, 2:35,       The Other Boleyn Girl (PG-13) ✭✭   Century 20: Noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8:05 & 10:40 p.m.
 (Not Reviewed)                    4:25, 5:10, 6:15, 7:05, 8:55, 9:45 & 10:25 p.m.                               Run, Fatboy, Run (PG-13) ✭✭1/2     Aquarius: Noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m.
 21 (PG-13) ✭✭✭                    Century 16: 12:35, 2, 3:30, 4:50, 6:30, 7:40, 9:20 & 10:30 p.m. Century       Semi-Pro (R) (Not Reviewed)        Century 20: 4:10 & 10:05 p.m.
                                   20: 12:15, 1:30, 3:05, 4:30, 6, 7:30, 9 & 10:30 p.m.                          Shutter (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)     Century 16: 12:45, 3:10, 5:30, 7:45 & 10 p.m. Century 12: 12:50, 2, 3,
 The Band’s Visit (PG-13) ✭✭✭1/2   CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m.                                                             4:20, 5:15, 6:30, 7:30, 9 & 10 p.m.
 The Bank Job (R) ✭✭✭              Century 16: 1:20, 4:05, 7:20 & 9:55 p.m. Century 12: 1:20, 4:10, 7:20 &       The Spiderwick Chronicles          Century 12: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50 & 10:20 p.m.
                                   10:05 p.m.                                                                    (PG) ✭✭✭
 Be Kind Rewind (PG-13) ✭✭1/2      Century 12: 1:10, 4, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m.                                         Stop-Loss (R) (Not Reviewed)       Century 20: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 & 10 p.m. CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:30,
 College Road Trip (G)             Century 16: 4:30 & 9:10 p.m. Century 12: 12:15, 2:15, 4:40 & 7:05 p.m.                                           4:15, 7:05 & 9:50 p.m.
 (Not Reviewed)                                                                                                  Superhero Movie (PG-13)            Century 16: 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25 & 9:40 p.m. Century 12: 12:30, 2:45,
 The Counterfeiters (R) ✭✭✭1/2     Guild: 2:15, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m.                                           (Not Reviewed)                     5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m.
 Definitely, Maybe (PG-13) ✭✭1/2   Century 20: 1:25, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:20 p.m.                                     There Will Be Blood (R) ✭✭✭✭       Century 20: 12:40 & 6:45 p.m.
 Doomsday (R) (Not Reviewed)       Century 16: 1:40, 4:35, 7:15 & 10:10 p.m. Century 12: 1:05, 3:50, 7:25,       Under the Same Moon                Century 20: 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8 & 10:35 p.m. Aquarius: 1:45, 4:30, 7 &
                                   9:20* & 10:10 p.m. *Spanish subtitles                                         (La Misma Luna)                    9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                 (Not Rated) ✭✭✭1/2
 Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!    Century 16: 12:30, 1:15*, 1:55, 2:50, 3:35*, 4:20, 5:05, 5:55*, 6:45, 7:30,
 (G) ✭✭✭                           8:10*, 9, 9:45 & 10:25 p.m.* *Spanish subtitles Century 20: Noon, 12:45,      Vantage Point (PG-13) ✭✭✭1/2       Century 16: 1:35, 4:25, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 1, 3:15, 5:35, 7:55 &
                                   1:30, 2:15, 3:05, 3:50, 4:40, 5:40, 6:55, 7:55, 9:20 & 10:10 p.m.                                                10:15 p.m.
 Drillbit Taylor (PG-13)           Century 16: 1:25, 2:40, 4, 5:15, 7, 7:50, 9:35 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20:
 (Not Reviewed)                    12:35, 1:35, 3, 4:05, 5:30, 6:40, 8, 9:15 & 10:30 p.m.                        ★ Skip it ★★ Some redeeming qualities ★★★ A good bet ★★★★ Outstanding
 In Bruges (R) (Not Reviewed)      Century 20: 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 & 10:15 p.m.                               Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-            CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino
 Jumper (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)     Century 12: 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8 & 10:30 p.m.                                      9260)                                                 Real, Palo Alto (493-3456)
 Juno (PG-13) ✭✭✭                  Century 20: 12:05, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m.                                Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd.,           Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (266-
 Married Life (PG-13) ✭✭✭          Century 16: 1:45 & 6:50 p.m. Century 20: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:15 & 9:35        Mountain View (800-326-3264)                          9260)
                                                                                                                  Century Park 12: 557 E. Bayshore Blvd., Red-          Internet address: For show times, plot synop-
 Meet the Browns (PG-13)           Century 16: 1, 3:50, 6:55 & 9:25 p.m. Century 12: 12:40, 1:50, 3:10, 4:30,     wood City (800-326-3264)                              ses, trailers and more information about films
 (Not Reviewed)                    5:45, 7, 8:30 & 9:40 p.m.                                                                                                            playing, go to Palo Alto Online at http://www.
                                                                                                                  Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road,
 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day    Century 16: 12:50, 3:20, 5:40, 8 &10:15 p.m. Century 20: 12:30, 2:45,                                                      
                                                                                                                  Redwood City (800-326-3264)
 (PG-13) ✭✭✭                       5:05, 7:25 & 9:50 p.m.
 Never Back Down (PG-13)           Century 12: 1:40, 4:50, 7:40 & 10:25 p.m.                                            ON THE WEB: The most up-to-date movie listings at
 (Not Reviewed)

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                                                         Call for Entries                                                                                                      NORBERT
                                             NT ES T

                                                                                                                                                                               Norbert von der Groeben joined the staff
                                                                                                                                                                               of the Palo Alto Weekly as Chief
                                                                                                                                                                               Photographer in July 2003. Prior to
                                                                                                                                                                               working at the Weekly, Norbert spent 17
                                                          17th Annual Palo Alto Weekly                                                                                         years as a staff photographer at a daily
                                                                                                                                                                               newspaper, the Contra Costa Times. His
                                                                                                                                                                               photos have also appeared in such

                                                                                       Photo Contest                                                                           magazines as People, Business Week and
                                                                                                                                                                               Vanity Fair.

      Categories and Prizes                                                                                                                                                    Angela Buenning Filo photographs
                                                                                                                                                                               landscapes in transition, most recently
      PENINSULA PEOPLE                                                                                                                                                         focusing on Silicon Valley and Bangalore,
      1st Place Adult – $250 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to University Art,                  1st Place Adult – $250 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to University Art,             India. Her photographs have been
            and a One-year Membership to Palo Alto Art Center                                      and a One-year Membership to Palo Alto Art Center                           exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of
      2nd Place Adult – $200 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Jungle Digital                   2nd Place Adult – $200 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Jungle Digital              Modern Art and the San Jose Museum of
                                                                                                                                                                               Art. She teaches at Eastside College
      3rd Place Adult – $100 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Bear Images                      3rd Place Adult – $100 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Bear Images                 Preparatory School in East Palo Alto.
      Youth Winner – $75 Cash, $25 Gift Certificate to University Art                        Youth Winner – $75 Cash, $25 Gift Certificate to University Art
                                                                                                                                                                               DAVE HIBBARD
                                                                                                                                                                               David Hibbard, a Menlo Park resident,
      VIEWS BEYOND THE PENINSULA                                                                                                                                               has photographed natural landscapes
                                                                                                                                                                               and wild places most of his life. He is
      1st Place Adult – $250 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to University Art,                  1st Place Adult – $250 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to University Art,
                                                                                                                                                                               represented by Modernbook Gallery in
            and a One-year Membership to Palo Alto Art Center                                      and a One-year Membership to Palo Alto Art Center                           Palo Alto. His first monograph, Natural
      2nd Place Adult – $200 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Jungle Digital                   2nd Place Adult – $200 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Jungle Digital              Gestures, will be published later this year.
      3rd Place Adult – $100 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Bear Images                      3rd Place Adult – $100 Cash, $100 Gift Certificate to Bear Images
      Youth Winner – $75 Cash, $25 Gift Certificate to University Art                        Youth Winner – $75 Cash, $25 Gift Certificate to University Art                   CARNOCHAN
                                                                                                                                                                               Brigitte Carnochan’s painted gelatin silver
                                                                                                                                                                               photographs have been exhibited at
                        ENTRY DEADLINE: April 4, 2008, 5:30pm                                                                                                                  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
          For more information call 650.326.8210 ext. 268 or e-mail                                                                                       November 2008.


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FOR A GOOD CAUSE ... Popular
local author Firoozeh Dumas will
be the featured speaker at the
Fifth Annual Circle of Support
Breakfast benefiting Family &
Children Services of Palo Alto.
The breakfast will be 8 to 10:30
a.m. May 8 at the Crowne Plaza
Hotel in Palo Alto. Dumas is the
author of “Funny in Farsi” and has
                                        Title Pages
                                        A monthly section on local books and authors, edited                                          by Don Kazak

                                                                                                                                                 Stanford’s Tobias Wolff publishes
a new book, “Laughing Without
an Accent: Adventures of an
                                                                                                                                                 short story collection

Iranian American, at Home and
Abroad.” For tickets and informa-
tion, call 650-326-6576 ext. 5423
or go to


Park mystery writer Barry Eisler
has won fans with his series of
books about John Rain, a dan-
gerous former government agent.
The first in the series of books,
“Rain Fall” is now being cast as
a movie, and actor Gary Oldman
is in negotiations to play the star-
ring role, according to Variety.
“The book feels like it was written
for the screen,” according to the
2002 review in the Weekly.

OF LOCAL NOTE ... Pearl Karrer                                                                                                                                        also gaining prominence. Like Carver, Wolff’s
of Palo Alto has written a book                                                                                                                                       earlier stories tend to be minimalist in style,
of poems, “The Thorn Fence.” It                                                                                                                                       and because he most frequently shuns the
is available at Amazon and Bell’s                                                                                                                                     beautiful and the elite to focus on the disen-
Books in downtown Palo Alto.                                                                                                                                          franchised and the unlucky, he has often been
Nick Tayler, a San Jose State                                                                                                                                         included among the set of authors who came
University professor of compara-                                                                                                                                      to be known as “dirty realists.”
tive literature who lives in Menlo                                                                                                                                        The writing throughout these early stories
Park, has written “The Disagree-                                                                                                                                      is straightforward and plain-spoken, echoing
ment,” a Civil War novel from the                                                                                                                                     the lives and personalities of Wolff’s charac-
point of view of a young Southern                                                                                                                                     ters, who themselves tend to be plain-spoken,
doctor who saves the life of a                                                                                                                                        regular people leading largely regular lives.
wounded Union officer. Zachery                                                                                                                                        The power in the best of these stories lies in
Mason of Palo Alto has written                                                                                                                                        the author’s clear-eyed depiction of the ten-
“The Lost Books of the Odyssey.”                                                                                                                                      sions and cruelties brewing beneath the sur-
It features “alternative episodes,                                                                                                                                    face of lives that at first appear ordinary and
fragments and revisions” of Hom-                                                                                                                                      mundane but are soon revealed to be simmer-
                                                                                                                                                                      ing and explosive.
                                                                                                                                            Norbert von der Groeben

er’s original “Odyssey.” Just pub-
lished, it won the 2007 Starcher-                                                                                                                                        One of the finest examples of this is in the
one Fiction Prize. Taylor will be at                                                                                                                                  story “Desert Breakdown, 1968,” which be-
Kepler’s at 7:30 p.m. April 17.                                                                                                                                       gins by introducing a young Vietnam vet, his
                                                                                                                                                                      pregnant wife and their young child, who have
AUTHOR, AUTHOR ... Author                                                                                                                                             embarked on a road trip, cutting through Colo-
events at Kepler’s Books in Menlo                                                                                                                                     rado and heading into California, on the hunt
Park this month include Nancy                                                                                                                                         for a fresh start and new careers. The reader
                                        Stanford’s Tobias Wolff has just published a new collection of his short stories.                                             is lulled into following the mundane bickering
Ortberg (“Looking for God: An
Unexpected Journey Through                                                                                                                                            and frustrations of the couple as their 1958
                                           “Our Story Begins: New and Selected                                                                                        Bonneville breaks down at a gas station in the
Tattoos, Tofu and Pronouns”) at                Stories” by Tobias Wolff;
1 p.m. April 6. Germaine Greer                                                                                                                                        middle of nowhere.
                                            Alfred A. Knopf; 379 pp., $26.95                                                                                             But tensions are soon ratcheted up as the
(“Shakespeare’s Wife”) appears at
2 p.m. April 13. Thriller writer Pat-                                                                                                                                 couple finds themselves surrounded by a
rick McGrath (“Trauma”) appears                       By Jennifer Deitz                                                                                               vaguely threatening and off-color group of

at 7:30 p.m. April 18. And Nathan-            obias Wolff has earned both critical                                                                                    small-town inhabitants who become the fam-
iel Rich (“The Mayor’s Tongue”)               praise and popular success for his nov-                                                                                 ily’s reluctant hosts. While the wife is left to
appears at 2 p.m. April 19.                   els and memoirs, including “This Boy’s                                                                                  fend for herself among “the natives” who are
                                        Life” and “Old School,” but he is perhaps                                                                                     preparing for a dinner of rabbit stew that eve-
MORE AUTHOR, AUTHOR ...                 even more revered as a master of the short                                                                                    ning, the husband hitches a ride in a hearse
Author events at Books Inc. in          story. His newest book, “Our Story Begins:                                                                                    with three young alcoholic punks who tempt
Palo Alto this month include            New and Selected Stories” makes clear why                                                                                     the young husband into taking a turn that risks
Palo Alto yoga instructor Esther        this reputation is so well deserved.                                                                                          perilous consequences for both him and his
Gokhale (“8 Steps to a Pain-Free          In reading this collection, one finds from                                                                                  family. Stories like this one — that are at once
Back”) at 7 p.m. April 9.               beginning to end, the author’s knack for cap-                                                                                 realistic and strange — are the gems of this
                                        turing the essence of a diverse array of charac-                                                                              collection.
Items for Book Talk may be sent by      ters and for swiftly and economically bringing                                                                                   What makes the collection most interesting,
the last Wednesday of the month to      to life the small universes they inhabit. The                                                                                 however, is being able to read these stories
Don Kazak, Title Pages editor, Palo     stories are resonant and convincing whether                                                                                   back to back and catch a glimpse of how the
Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo        he is depicting a sharply intelligent yet deeply                                                                              author’s style and sensibility seemed to shift
Alto, CA 94302 or e-mailed to           insecure English professor, the blithe cruelty                                                                                and evolve over the decades, gradually eas-                    of school-age boys, the melancholy of an aging                                                                                ing away from the dictates and restraints of
                                        husband reflecting on a lost love, or the stub-    Wallace Stegner Fellowship in creative writ-                               the sparsely realistic style he began with and
                                        bornness and courage of a woman in search of       ing in 1975, is now a teacher in the program.                              transitioning into a style of storytelling that
                                        her soldier brother.                               Wolff came of age as a writer at a time when a                             feels deeper, more compassionate and freer
                                          Wolff is a professor of humanities and sci-      number of luminaries of the short story form                               in language and form than the earlier work.
                                        ences at Stanford, and after having received a     — most notably Raymond Carver — were                                                               (continued on next page)

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                                            nv iro n m e n t a l Ac t i on
                                     ty E                                                            Pa r                                               NEW & RECOMMENDED

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                                                                                                                                          This month’s picks by Frank
                                                                                                                                       Sanchez, head book buyer at
                                                                                                                                       Kepler’s, include a book of pho-
                                                                                                                                                                             field theory, examines some pos-
                                                                                                                                                                                “Human Smoke: The Be-
                                                                                                                                       tographs of the region, a book        ginnings of World War II, the


                                                                                                                                       about the comic book “scare” of       End of Civilization” by Nich-

                                                                                                                                       the 1950s, a book about the super     olson Baker has piqued the in-

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                                                                                                                                       rich and powerful, and more.          terests of book critics. Baker, a

                                                       Stanford              Medical

                                                                                                                                          “Gabriele Basilico — Sili-         highly regarded writer, looks at
                                                                                                                                       con Valley” edited by Sandra          the 1930s and 1940s in a series
  Bringing the community together to create solutions.                                                                                 Phillips and Filippo Maggia is a      of snippets of what was happen-
                                                                                                                                       collection of photographs of the      ing, but deliberately doesn’t state
                                                                                                                                       area by the noted Italian photog-     conclusions, just inferences. He
      The City of Palo Alto and community groups are creating the                                                                      rapher. He had been invited by        questions many of our assump-
                                                                                                                                       the San Francisco Museum of           tions about those long-ago times,
        Community Environmental Action Partnership (CEAP)                                                                              Modern Art to take the photos,        including how world leaders such
               to implement the Climate Protection Plan.                                                                               which are mostly in black and         as Churchill and Roosevelt were
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                                                                                                                    Cover Story

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Norbert von der Groeben
                     LET THE BUYERS BEWARE?
                      Palo Alto’s affordable-housing program, one of the oldest, facing growing pains
                                                                                                                   by Becky Trout

                                                                                                          off.                                     with the future of its program,          process.
                                                                                                            “I deeply regret my decision,”         which now has 179 ownership and              By 1976, the city standardized the
                                                                                                          Wright said recently.                    155 rental units, with about 145         regulations — each development
                                                                                                            While her neighbors sell their         more coming soon. Nearly all are         now had to set aside 10 percent of
                                                                                                          market-rate condos for $700,000 to       in condominium developments.             its residences for the BMR units.
                                                                                                          $965,000, Wright would only get            The debate has stirred passions of     The Greenhouse on San Antonio
                                                                                                          $120,000. Due to deed restrictions,      current homeowners, who want fair        Road, with 24 BMR units, was one
                                                                                                          she would have to sell to another        treatment, financial freedom and         of the first major projects under the
                                                                                                          BMR program participant. That,           respect. It has also raised a critical   program.
                                                                                                          she said, doesn’t give her enough        question: Is homeownership — with            The program is managed by the
                                                                                                          money to move.                           limited appreciation, restricted in-     nonprofit Palo Alto Housing Corpo-
                                                                                                            Wright said she has already bro-       heritance and refinancing rules, oc-     ration, which maintains the waiting
                                                                                Norbert von der Groeben

                                                                                                          ken several bones, and she is con-       cupancy restrictions and potentially     list, checks eligibility, coordinates
                                                                                                          cerned about having several flights      even discrimination — a good deal        with developers and manages re-
                                                                                                          of stairs in her unit.                   for the residents or the city?           sales.
                                                                                                            “I think the intent of the BMR is a                                                 Program founders showed fore-

                                                                                                          good one, but somehow the way this               alo Alto’s program began al-     sight, Siegel said. They included
                                                                                                          turned out has become extremely                  most informally, with the city   deed restrictions, in effect for 59
                                                                                                          unfair,” she said.                               crafting deals with each de-     years, to limit the selling price of
At top, Joel Davidson stands outside the below-market-rate condo he                                         When Palo Alto began its afford-       veloper, according to Cathy Siegel,      the residence.
bought in 2005 — after being on the city’s affordable-housing waiting                                     able-housing program in 1974, it         the city’s advanced-planning man-            “The idea that Palo Alto held
list for 18 years. Above, inside Davidson’s south Palo Alto home.                                         was perhaps the first community in       ager. Siegel, something of a BMR         strongly when the program was es-
                                                                                                          California to adopt an “inclusionary     guru, has been tapped to share her       tablished, one of the goals, was to
                                                                                                          zoning” approach to address the rap-     knowledge with other communities         make the units affordable over time

    oel Davidson beamed when           is confident and lively, his voice                                 idly rising price of real estate. The    as inclusionary-zoning provisions        ... so the next buyer can still buy an
    showing visitors through           retaining a trace of an Eastern ac-                                concept is straight-forward: All new     have become widespread, particu-         affordable unit,” Siegel said.
    his Palo Alto home, but Kay        cent.                                                              housing developments should in-          larly in high-priced areas such as           Other cities, which established
Wright, after discussing her condo,      Wright, a gentle woman with soft                                 clude some homes available for peo-      California.                              20- or 30-year deed restrictions,
also a “below market rate” (BMR)       features, purchased her Abitare                                    ple with lower incomes. In theory,          Initially, the residences were in-    have lost residences from the pro-
property, couldn’t hold back the       condo in downtown Palo Alto for                                    the city would then include residents    tended for school district and City of   gram, while the need for affordable
tears.                                 $100,000 about 20 years ago.                                       of all incomes living together, their    Palo Alto employees, she said.           housing hasn’t abated, Siegel said.
  Both are longtime Palo Altans,         Davidson waited 18 years for his                                 diversity fueling a vibrant social and      “They used words like ‘low and            The first buyers’ residences ap-
now in their 60s, who worked pro-      condo, and he’s thrilled.                                          economic mix.                            moderate income’ in some of the          preciated in line with the Consum-
fessionally with children — David-       “I’m just so appreciative to have                                  Actually crafting a program, of        early documents. I think they were       er Price Index (CPI), a measure of
son as a recreation therapist at the   a place,” said Davidson, who used                                  course, was much more complex.           looking at people that were kind of      price variations developed for geo-
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital     to rent. “I think it’s a fabulous pro-                             How many residences should devel-        the edge of being priced out of the      graphic areas by the U.S. Depart-
and Wright as a social worker.         gram.”                                                             opers provide? Who should live in        market,” Siegel said.                    ment of Labor. But in 1983, with
  The similarities end there.            “I mean it’s just amazing to live                                them? How much should they cost?            But in the late 1970s, the pref-      inflation and interest rates soaring,
  Davidson is a recent BMR owner;      in Palo Alto for that amount of                                    And, perhaps most critically, what       erences for teachers and city em-        pushing the CPI up to double-digit
he purchased his one-bedroom Bar-      money.”                                                            happens next?                            ployees were dropped, Siegel said.       levels, housing managers watched
ron Square condominium in south          For Wright, the joy of having her                                  Those questions have risen to the      It added unnecessary complexity,         as prices for BMR units approached
Palo Alto for $97,000 in 2005. He      own place in Palo Alto has worn                                    forefront again as the city grapples     and delays, to an already Byzantine                   (continued on next page)
                                                                                                                                                                        Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Page 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cover Story

      ABCs of affordable housing
  • AMI — Area median income. For Santa Clara County in 2008 it is
    $105,500 for a family of four

  • BMR — Below market rate

  • CPI — Consumer Price Index, developed by the U.S. Department of
    Labor. It has been 2.8 percent for the last 12 months. ■

   A single mother’s experience

      ean Nolan and her two sons moved into their three-bedroom condo
      in The Greenhouse off San Antonio Road in 1993. A legal secre-
      tary at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Nolan had been on the
  waitlist for six years and paid $114,300. Other Greenhouse properties
  were selling for about $250,000 at the time, she says.
    It has been a good home, and she’s taken care of it, installing floors,
  painting it in pastel colors and adding other upgrades.
    “I have had a good experience,” Nolan said.
    But as she nears retirement, and now rooms only with Baxter, the cat,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Norbert von der Groeben
  Nolan said she’d like to move to Ohio to retire.
    She was extremely disappointed to learn her home is worth only
  $132,000, despite an appraisal that valued it at $610,000 last year.
    “Let’s be fair about this. I didn’t sign on to be broke. I didn’t sign
  on to come out with nothing. Nobody in their right mind would buy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Norbert von der Groeben
  something with that low (of appreciation),” Nolan said.
    Although Nolan signed a deed that limited her equity appreciation,
  she said she hadn’t realized its implications.
    “I can only say whatever I knew at the time was overshadowed by my                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Some units in the Vantage development in south Palo Alto, now under construction, are reserved for Palo Alto’s affordable-housing
  excitement at being able to buy a home for my children,” Nolan said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 program.
    Since the City Council is now reviewing the affordable-housing pro-
  gram guidelines, she believes the contract is irrelevant, she said.
    “I didn’t raise (the appreciation issue), the city did,” Nolan said.
    Nolan considers the fact that her home will go to a family with a         Jean Nolan shows a visitor her three-bedroom, below-market-rate home in south Palo Alto. She believes the limited appreciation rate on her unit is unfair.
  lower income “totally unfair.” The city shouldn’t make current owners
  pay to provide the units to those of lower incomes.
    Nolan said she plans to “stick it out” until she can sell for $200,000.   (continued from previous page)                                                                                                    was worth, and they loaned her quite                           dents are satisfied with their experi-       The coucil already extended the        he said.                                     owners, who must stick with the lan-
  Even with the city’s recently approved maintenance bonus, however,                                                      ers are.                                    were built with lower quality materials
                                                                                                                             “When we pay homeowners’ fees,           than other units, increasing the demand   a lot more,” Siegel said.                                      ence, more than half are older than 60    term of deed restrictions from 59 to         And Councilman Greg Schmid has            guage in their deed, according to the
  her condo is only worth about $160,000. ■                                   those of market-rate properties.                                                                                                     The city and the Housing Corpo-                             years and more than 70 percent have       89 years, a change the program man-       said the city might be able to house         city’s attorneys.
                                                            — Becky Trout                                                 it’s just money out the window,” an-        for maintenance, Siegel said. Develop-
                                                                                 So the city slashed the appreciation     other BMR owner, who didn’t want to         ers have always been allowed to sub-      ration have had to step in about four                          incomes below $50,000, with 22 per-       agers hope will ensure the residences     more people if it moved away from               Even without a comprehensive
                                                                              rates of any future BMR units. Any          provide her name, said.                     stitute “luxury” furnishings, such as     times to save BMR homes from fore-                             cent earning less than $22,000.           remain affordable indefinitely. It also   the ownership model. Owners have             change, city planners are recom-
                                                                              deeds signed after 1983 would only             But the program's problems didn't        marble countertops, for more standard     closure, Prendergast said.                                       Only 18 percent said they “know         plans to require increased education,     the advantages of a usually fixed            mending the program shift toward
                                                                              allow residences to appreciate by one-      end there.                                  fixtures, Siegel said.                       “We haven’t lost (residences), but                          for sure” how their resale value was      having future owners sign a “plain lan-   mortgage, rather than paying increas-        encouraging rental residences, rather
                                                                              third of CPI per year, equal to about 1        Over the years, the program had ac-         “But sometimes they went too far,      we have had to go into litigation to be                        calculated, with more than half who       guage” deed.                              ing rents indefinitely and they receive      than ownership, perhaps even grouped
   Shame: the cost of ownership                                               percent per year.
                                                                                 A two-bedroom condo at Abitare, on
                                                                                                                          cumulated about 20 types of deeds,
                                                                                                                          complicating administration and po-
                                                                                                                                                                      and it was really, really basic,” she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tough on the lenders and title compa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                nies who may have screwed up,” Pren-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               said they “know somewhat” or “don’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               know at all.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And, the city plans to create a low-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interest loan program to finance BMR-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a significant tax credit for ownership,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                together on land acquired from devel-
                                                                              Alma Street north of University Av-         tentially creating inequity.                   Wright said she has plywood-grade      dergast said. “It’s six horrible months,                         Thirty percent of residents said they   maintenance projects so owners can           “I think it is worth looking at the          Developers don’t usually build
                                                                              enue, climbed from $87,000 in 1985 to

         ay Wright, 61, doesn’t usually tell people she lives in a below-                                                    Some of the older residences also        kitchen cabinets, and although she has    a lot of expense, and then the person’s                        “don’t know at all” the requirements      keep their units in tip-top shape.        question whether this economic ben-          many rental units because they can
         market-rate (BMR) home.                                              $108,000 in 2007, for example. Simi-        haven’t been kept up, planners say.         no fireplace, her unit is topped by a     probably out, which is sad. It’s really                        of refinancing their unit. Nearly one-       The council also approved a $2,000     efit would be greater for a larger num-      earn more by selling condos or houses,
            She’s overheard other Palo Alto residents talking about “those    lar units now sell for about $750,000 to       “Essentially our impression is that      chimney, to keep the complex’s exte-      terrible when that happens.”                                   third of respondents said they weren’t    per year maintenance bonus, which         ber of people if the city monetized the      Siegel said.
  BMR owners.”                                                                more than $800,000.                         there is a lot of deferred maintenance,”    rior appearance uniform.                                                                                 completely sure of the rights and re-     will boost the home values of current     value of that ownership and turned it           Despite efforts to remedy the pro-
    Few BMR owners interviewed by the Weekly, even those who are                 In the mid-1980s, the city launched

                                                                                                                          Steve Emslie, the city’s planning direc-       “Now, we don’t let them do that,”            nother unforseen consequence                             sponsibilities as owners when they        owners earning only about 1 percent a     into a rental program,” Schmid said.         gram, inequities remain. The few
  extremely happy with the affordable-housing program, were willing           its affordable-rental program, Siegel       tor, said recently.                         Siegel said.                                    of the program’s complexity                              purchased their home.                     year. When an owner decides to sell,         Councilwoman Yoriko Kishimoto             remaining owners who purchased
  to give their names. Even owners who addressed the City Council and         said. Developers are required to pro-          Marlene Prendergast, the Hous-              Yet when the Weekly recently vis-            is its own participants’ lack of                           Prendergast said she finds it hard      if the residence is in good condition,    said she had also considered the merits      between 1974 and 1983 continue to
  submitted letters, which are public records, called the Weekly and          vide BMR rentals when they build            ing Corporation’s executive direc-          ited the Vantage development on East      knowledge. Several owners contacted                            to believe that owners really didn’t      he or she will receive $2,000 for each    of an all-rental program.                    earn about 3 percent per year, com-
  asked not to be mentioned by name.                                          apartment complexes. The rental units       tor, agreed. “This isn’t to say they        Meadow Drive, which is under con-         by the Weekly said they still didn’t un-                       understand what they were agreeing        year since his or her purchase, Emslie       “If you do go to the rental model,        pared to the 1 percent for post-1983
    “I’m ashamed to be part of the BMR program. I’m embarrassed I             are intended for lower-income resi-         are trashed. ... (Residents) stay a long    struction, contractors knew immedi-       derstand what full CPI or partial CPI                          to, although the Housing Corporation      explained.                                it’s much clearer who has the respon-        owners. One Greenhouse BMR owner
  even got involved in it,” said one owner, “Kathy.”                          dents than the ownership BMR resi-          time.”                                      ately where the BMR units were.           was.                                                           has bulked up its education efforts in       But if a unit isn’t well-maintained,   sibility for maintaining and upgrading,      paid $38,000 in 1975 for a condo now
    When she purchased in 1985, she was a “busy, single mom working           dences, she said.                              And with the low-appreciation for-          In the past, developers also created      “There was so little information                            recent years.                             the owner doesn’t get the bonus. Sev-     which seems like a huge issue,” she          worth $146,800. But Jean Nolan’s
  full-time.”                                                                                                             mula, each time a BMR residence is          BMR units that were smaller than the      given when I bought my unit. I was                               “What we did was go carefully over      eral BMR owners said they are still       said.                                        comparable condo, which she bought

    “I didn’t know what one-third CPI meant,” she said, referring to              n 2003, the city planners began         sold, it gets more affordable in relation   others or were clumped together in a      just so home-buying naïve,” said a                             the deed restrictions and explain them    not satisfied. One woman, who asked          Yet that would require the city to        in 1993 for $114,300, is now only val-
  the appreciation formula that has brought owners about a 1 percent              revising the program’s policies but     to the housing market. Buyers of new        less desirable location of the develop-   longtime BMR owner who asked not                               in as plain language as we could,”        to remain anonymous, said the bonus       purchase and manage the units, Mor-          ued at $132,300.
  increase per year.                                                              soon realized they faced an enor-       BMR units must earn between 80 and          ment, Siegel said.                        to have her name used. “There was no                           Prendergast said. “We assumed that        did not account for the homeowners’       ton said. Although all the residences           And future owners, some of the 500
    “We just thought we were lucky to get it,” she said.                      mous task.                                  120 percent of the Santa Clara County          Davidson’s condo, in the Barron        training, not like they do now. All they                       they would remember those things.”        fees and amount of money she had          are technically in the city’s program,       families currently on the Housing Cor-
    Joel Davidson isn’t an ashamed BMR owner. He serves on the board             Problems related to restricted appre-    median income, which is now between         Square complex off Maybell Avenue,        did was give me my deed and contract                             “Granted, when you are buying a         put into her unit. Another owner said     ideally the city shouldn’t have to pay       poration’s wait list, could have their
  of his homeowners’ association, as do other affordable-housing pro-         ciation needed to be addressed. With        $84,400 and $126,600 for a family of        is bunched with six other BMR units       and say, ‘This is how it is.’”                                 house it’s a scary thing. There’s all     it would take more than the bonus’        anything for them.                           home values pegged to the AMI.
  gram participants, said Marlene Prendergast, executive director of the      limited appreciation and low incomes,       four.                                       closest to El Camino Real. His build-        She said she was satisfied until she                        kinds of big words and it’s a lot of      value to refurbish her unit, which had       To address the inadequate apprecia-          Talk of switching to a rental pro-
  Palo Alto Housing Corporation.                                              many owners didn’t have enough money           But as the residence is sold and re-     ing didn’t have air conditioning and      learned that some BMR owners, those                            money, but the CPI was the lynchpin       shoddy materials to begin with.           tion, the council voted recently to ask      gram even scares Wright, who fears
    And although some recent owners may be happy now, they will real-         to keep their residences in good condi-     sold, its value slips, making it afford-    units were smaller than in other neigh-   who bought before 1983, were earning                           of the whole program. ... They should        But the BMR program may be in for      staff to consider an entirely different      the city might try to take her home.
  ize later the costs of the program, Kathy said.                             tion. And although the program’s man-       able even to relatively low-income fam-     borhood condos, Davidson said.            three times the appreciation.                                  have known,” Prendergast said.            an even larger shake-up.                  formula. Rather than basing sale price          And Morton’s assertion that “owner-
    “Twenty-two years down the road they will be unhappy,” she fore-          agers realized early the program would      ilies, who sometimes lack the money to         Even more troublingly for the city,       “There was no education at all,”                                                                         Councilman Jack Morton said he         on CPI, the prices could be pegged to        ship” is the wrong word for the BMR
  cast.                                                                       not serve as a “stepping stone” for own-

                                                                                                                          keep up with maintenance.                   some owners have refinanced their res-    said another BMR owner, who also                                     fter years of finessing, policy     doesn’t want to keep calling it an        Area Median Income, or AMI, which            residents’ situation infuriates them.
    One family who bought a BMR in the recently constructed Arbor             ers to purchase market-rate houses, the        These families, as well as other BMR     idences, sometimes for even more than     asked to remain anonymous.                                           changes finally bubbled up to       “ownership” program.                      is currently used to establish eligibility      “We were told when we bought our
  Real, which replaced Rickey’s Hyatt along El Camino Real, said they         low appreciation had slashed the choic-     owners, are also vulnerable to increases    they were worth, according to Emslie         The city hired a consultant, Keyser                               the City Council in late March.        “I think because we use the term       for the program.                             home it was ours,” Wright said.
  only wanted to get their children into Palo Alto schools, not earn mon-     es for residents, leading many to stay in   in homeowners’ dues. The city had to        and Siegel. Deeds written before 1993     Marston Associates, in 2004 to review                          The council approved some procedur-       ownership there’s a real misunder-           “CPI is only tangentially related to         Prendergast understands the attrac-
  ey.                                                                         their home even when it no longer met       step in to provide loans for BMR own-       didn’t even require owners to check       the program. It published a 352-page                           al revisions, but additional debates,     standing,” Morton has said. “BMR is       affordability,” Schmid said.                 tion of ownership. “In this country,
    Wright said she decided to speak about the issue because she wanted       their needs — containing stairs or too      ers at the Palo Alto Redwoods complex       with the city before taking out a loan,   report — available at www.PaloAl-                              cutting to the core mission of the pro-   in a way a contract that has restricted      Emslie has said he favors CPI be-         there’s this little thing called the dream
  to warn future participants.                                                many bedrooms, for example.                 on El Camino Real and at Abitare in         and a survey recently revealed that 50 — and                                  gram, were deferred until later this      home ownership. You get assistance        cause it is less variable than AMI. The      of owning your own home. It’s a very
    “I want people in the future to know not only the disrespect you get,        And BMR owners are required to           2002, when both developments faced          percent of owners have refinanced at      conducted a survey of residents, which                         year. That’s when the city will begin     from a housing fund to go into a unit     council will probably discuss that is-       strong feeling that’s kind of amazing.
  but also, is this where you want to invest your money?” Wright said. ■      pay all homeowners’ association dues,       major assessments related to unit-wide      least once.                               was completed by 124 residents, a 73                           working on the housing component of       you couldn’t afford.”                     sue before June, he said.                       “You have your own castle.” ■
                                                           — Becky Trout      although they aren’t reimbursed by          projects.                                      “We’ve even had a situation where      percent participation rate.                                    the Comprehensive Plan, its governing        “(The residents) thought a housing        Changing the home-price calcula-             Staff Writer Becky Trout can be e-
                                                                              selling at a profit as market-rate own-        In addition, sometimes BMR units         the homeowner told the lender what it        The survey found a majority of resi-                        document.                                 contract was an investment contract,”     tion formula wouldn’t affect current         mailed at
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Sports                                                                                                                                                                                                 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Shorts                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chance
ON THE RUN . . . Stanford fresh-
man Alexandra Gits likely won’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                        for final
be in the field this weekend for
the annual Stanford Invitational
track and field meet. It’s not
that Gits isn’t ready to run; she
just needs a rest. Gits flew back                                                                                                                                                                    Wiggins leads Stanford
from Edenburgh, Scotland, early                                                                                                                                                                        to first Final Four
this week after competing in the
36th IAAF World Cross Country                                                                                                                                                                        after 11-year absence
Championships. Gits competed                                                                                                                                                                                    by Rick Eymer
in the Junior Women’s 6K race,

                                                                                                                                                                                                            here were so many frustrating
finished 13th while leading the                                                                                                                                                                             moments along the way, so
USA team to a sixth-place finish.                                                                                                                                                                           many last-second losses that
Gits ran 20:41 and was the top                                                                                                                                                                       it was a wonder Stanford women’s
American finisher, despite falling                                                                                                                                                                   basketball coach Tara VanDerveer
midway through the race. She                                                                                                                                                                         was able to hold it together so well.
took a tumble after colliding with                                                                                                                                                                      Candice Wiggins was getting
Kenya’s Jackline Chebii. Both                                                                                                                                                                        ready to shed tears of joy on na-
bounced up quickly. “After I fell, I                                                                                                                                                                 tional television; Roz Gold-Onwude
just wanted to get back up,” Gits                                                                                                                                                                    had to bury her face in her newly-
said. “I did not want that front                                                                                                                                                                     acquired ‘Final Four’ T-shirt to hide
pack to get too much distance on                                                                                                                                                                     her tears.
me.” Chebii recoved to finish sixth                                                                                                                                                                     Wiggins wouldn’t let herself be-
with Gits only seven spots behind.                                                                                                                                                                   lieve it until the final seconds were
The U.S. team put all of its run-                                                                                                                                                                    ticking off the clock. Following her
ners among the top 50 for its solid                                                                                                                                                                  emotional outburst, Wiggins leaped
finish. Gits came to Stanford after                                                                                                                                                                  into VanDerveer’s arms like a kid
becoming the 2006 Minnesota                                                                                                                                                                          to her mom.
state champ in cross country and                                                                                                                                                                        The scoreboard inside the Spo-
2007 track and field state champ                                                                                                                                                                     kane Arena illuminated the curse-
in the 3,200. She finished second                                                                                                                                                                    busting score: Stanford 98, Mary-
in the Junior Women’s division at                                                                                                                                                                    land 87. The fourth-ranked and
this year’s USATF Cross Country                                                                                                                                                                      second-seeded Cardinal (34-3)
Championships.                                                                                                                                                                                       earned an all-expense paid trip to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tampa, Fla., for a gathering of the
COACHING CORNER . . . Wood-                                                                                                                                                                          four teams still standing in the
side Priory is looking for a new                                                                                                                                                                     NCAA tournament.
boys’ head basketball coach for                                                                                                                                                                         It’s been 11 years since Stanford
the 2008-09 season following the                                                                                                                                                                     celebrated such a trip. Over those
resignation of veteran coach Al                                                                                                                                                                      years the Cardinal has endured the
Klein, who took the Panthers to                                                                                                                                                                      good, bad and ugly. There were the
the semifinals of the NorCal Divi-                                                                                                                                                                   consecutive first-round losses, the
sion V playoffs the past two sea-                                                                                                                                                                    four losses in the second round and
sons and finished 25-6 in 2008.                                                                                                                                                                      the frustration of losing three con-

                                                                                                                                                                    Marc Abrams/Stanford Athletics
Those interested in applying                                                                                                                                                                         secutive regional finals.
should contact Priory athletic di-                                                                                                                                                                      Even while attending the first
rector Mark Stogner at 851-6107
                                                                                                                                                                                                     day of classes on Tuesday, Stanford
                                                                                                                                                                                                     players remained engulfed on cloud
. . . Menlo School is looking for
a girls’ varsity basketball coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Players and coaches gathered to-
for the 2008-09 season. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                                     gether on Tuesday night to watch
send a resume and cover letter to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     their next opponent — Rutgers or
athletic director Craig Schoof at                                                                                                                                                                    Connecticut — qualify for the Final Dead-                                                                                                                                                                       Four. The game will be held on Sun-
line for submitting an application           Stanford women’s coach Tara VanDerveer (left) applauds as Candice Wiggins and Jayne Appel hold aloft the                                                day, April 6 at the St. Pete Times
is April 25 . . . Sacred Heart Prep          regional championship trophy after the Cardinal toppled No. 1 seed Maryland, 98-87, on Monday night.                                                                   (continued on page 22)
is seeking a girls’ varsity volleyball
coach for the 2008 fall season.
Interested applicants should con-             Stanford women put historic winning streak on
tact athletic director Frank Rodri-
guez at 473-4031 or frodriguez@ . . . Palo Alto High
                                               the line against USC and UCLA this weekend
is looking for a varsity assistant                             by Rick Eymer                         pionship match.
and JV assistant volleyball coach

                                                    nthinkable for the past nine years, the Stan-       Stanford has not lost more than four matches
for the fall season. Those inter-                   ford women’s tennis team appears vulner-         in a season since 1983, and dropped five in Lele
ested should contact Paly AD Earl                   able to seeing its longest winning streak ever   Forood’s first seven seasons as coach combined.
Hansen at                 come to an end this weekend.                               To even entertain the thought that the home win-
                                                The fifth-ranked Cardinal (3-1, 13-4) hosts No.      ning streak could end, as soon as Friday, seems
                                             10 USC on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and No. 8 UCLA on         blasphemous at best.
          ON THE AIR                         Saturday at noon in Pac-10 contests that put Stan-         Stanford’s four losses have been to (at the time)
                 Friday                      ford’s 127-match home winning streak on the line.       fourth-ranked Georgia Tech, No. 11 UCLA, No.
    College baseball: Arizona St. at Stan-      Stanford’s program has been so good for so long      11 California and No. 13 Arizona State. The Sun
 ford, 6 p.m.; KZSU (90.1 FM)                that winning has been taken for granted. The            Devils beat Stanford, 4-3, for the first time in 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         David Kirsch/Stanford Athletics

               Saturday                      Cardinal has never suffered a losing season since       years on Friday. The Cardinal came back to beat
    College baseball: Arizona St. at Stan-   women’s tennis became a collegiate sport in 1975,       Arizona, 6-1, on Saturday.
 ford, 1 p.m.; KZSU (90.1 FM)                and has gone undefeated in 10 seasons. Those 16            The last time Stanford lost at home was on Feb.
                Sunday                       national team titles are unmatched, as is the current   27, 1999 when fourth-ranked Cal knocked off the
    College baseball: Arizona St. at Stan-   .918 winning percentage that reflects Stanford win-     fifth-ranked Cardinal, 5-4. Stanford went on to win
 ford, 1 p.m.; KZSU (90.1 FM)                ning 774 of the 843 dual matches in its history.        the national title.
                                                Stanford remains a leading contender for the na-        Four of the six singles players that day were fresh-
      SPORTS ONLINE                          tional title even as the season continues to unfold.    men, including at No. 1 singles, and Stanford had
 For expanded daily coverage of college         The season has been mildly crazy. Northwestern       lost its top three players from the previous season.
 and prep sports, please see our new site    and Baylor, the top two teams in the current ITA           There’s a good chance the Cardinal could have          Stanford freshman Hilary Barte leads the
 at                   rankings, never have appeared in a national cham-                                       (continued on page 21)    Cardinal at No. 1 singles.
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                           MEN’S BASKETBALL

     Stanford suddenly
    appears shorthanded
With Lopez twins headed for the NBA, Cardinal’s style of play
and roster is decidedly different heading into 2008-09 season
          by Rick Eymer
                                           And while Robin didn’t perform

    t was only moments after the        up to his expectations in the sea-
    Stanford men’s basketball team      son-ending loss to the Longhorns
    had been eliminated from the        last Friday in Houston, his offen-
NCAA Tournament following an            sive improvement over the past six
82-62 loss to Texas in the Houston      weeks apparently elevated him to
Regional on Friday. Cardinal senior     first-round status.
Fred Washington was asked what             “This has been a very difficult

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kyle Terada/Stanford Athletics
he thought about the team’s future.     decision for me because I really
  Said Washington succinctly:           enjoyed my two years at Stanford,”
“Short.”                                Robin Lopez said in a statement. “I
  Washington never spoke more           have always hoped I would have an
prophetic words. The truth in that      opportunity to play in the NBA, and
statement was unveiled Monday by        I feel that now is the right time to
the announcement that Stanford’s        make that dream a reality.”
7-foot sophomore twins Brook               The twins, who turn 20 on Tues-
and Robin Lopez would be leaving        day, said last year they wanted to
school for the NBA.                     turn pro at the same time. They           Stanford’s 2008-09 lineup will look decidedly different than this one, with senior Fred Washington (left) grad-
  It was a foregone conclusion that     made good on that plan after be-          uating and sophomore twins Robin (42) and Brook Lopez (right) leaving school for the NBA draft.
Brook Lopez would be leaving            ing the foundation of the Cardinal’s      pez brothers.                           game. He knows his work habits and        Hill and 6-7 Landry Fields will like-
Stanford after his sophomore sea-       28-8 season that included Stanford’s        The Cardinal won’t be pounding        those things are the only thing that’s    ly join the starting lineup. Josh Ow-
son to turn pro. The only question      first two NCAA Tournament wins            the ball inside next season as much     going to stop him from being spe-         ens (6-8), who played sparingly as a
was whether his 7-foot twin, Robin,     in four years.                            as guard play assumes a more prom-      cial regardless of where he plays. In     freshman, could fill the post spot.
would join him.                            While a player who declares for        inent role.                             my mind he’s one of the better post          Fields reached double figures
  It became a multiple choice an-       the draft before his college eligibil-      Brook Lopez left Stanford fans        players we’ve had.”                       against the Longhorns, scoring 11
swer on Monday night.                   ity is gone has the option of with-       with a good impression in his final        It seemed there was some incen-        points including a key 3-pointer
  The two had talked about tak-         drawing from the draft if he does         game, scoring 26 points on 10-of-22     tive for Robin to return. With 83         with 12:52 remaining to play.
ing time to make their decision but,    not hire an agent, there is no hint the   shooting and snaring 10 rebounds,       blocked shots, he just missed the            “He was aggressive, relaxed and
only three days after Stanford’s loss   Lopez’s would consider returning to       his 12th career double-double. He       single-season record of 85 set by         he had fun,” Johnson said. “I’m ex-
to Texas in the NCAA Tournament,        Stanford.                                 averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds      Curtis Borchardt in 2001-02. Lopez        cited for Landry because he’s a guy
the two announced they would give          Their mother, Deborah Ledford,         and 2.1 blocks this season after        is also 12 blocked shots away from        going into next year that’s going to
up their final two years of college     told AP that both brothers will hire      missing the first nine games because    passing Tim Young’s 167 career            have a huge role on this basketball
eligibility.                            agents.                                   he was academically ineligible. He      blocks.                                   team.”
  Brook has been touted as a top-five      “That’s something we’re still          scored 30 and 26 points in the Car-        Robin would have been the cen-            Drew Shiller (6-0) will see his
pick in the upcoming NBA draft.         working on and finalizing,” she           dinal’s final two NCAA Tourna-          terpiece of a starting lineup that        role expand next year, along with
His 26-point performance against        said. “It’s a definite decision.          ment games.                             would also include two other start-       redshirt sophomores Da’Veed Dildy
Texas cemented that conclusion.            We’ll be hiring agents.”                 “The sky is the limit for Brook,”     ers in guards Anthony Goods (6-3)         (6-5) and 6-9 Will Paul. They figure
He was named to the third team of          Thus, Stanford coach Trent John-       Johnson said after the loss. “It        and Mitch Johnson (6-1).                  to be in the rotation, providing depth
the Associated Press All-America        son can start making plans of life        doesn’t take a rocket scientist to         Instead, Stanford will not have a      off the bench.
squad announced Monday.                 next season minus his 14-feet of Lo-      figure out this is probably his last    true center. Six-foot-eight Lawrence                       (continued on page 23)

                                                                                                                                   STANFORD INVITATIONAL GRAND PRIX
Stanford roundup                        Phil Kao also won a key match for
                                        Stanford, which travels to USC on
                                                                                    On Sunday, Jeffrey Inman picked
                                                                                  up right where Davis left off and
(continued from page 20)
                                        Friday.                                   that meant another victory for the
three freshmen play singles this                                                  Stanford. Inman (3-0) threw 7 1/3                                                                Stanford grad
weekend, including at No. 1, after      Baseball                                  innings of shutout ball while allow-                                                               Tara Kirk
losing its top two players from last       The Cardinal (2-1, 13-7) beat          ing eight hits and striking out five
year.                                   visiting Long Beach State, 9-3, on        before giving way to Drew Storen,
   Hilary Barte is 11-0 since moving    Monday in a nonconference game            who finished a 4-1 victory over
into the top spot on Feb. 22, Caro-     and hosted Hawaii on Tuesday.             Washington State in the final game
lyn McVeigh has won her last seven         Sean Ratliff hit a three-run homer     of a three-game Pac-10 series.
matches and 10 of 11 overall. Jenni-    against the 49ers, while five Cardi-        Phelps recorded three hits, includ-
fer Yen owns a 13-7 overall mark.       nal pitchers held down Long Beach         ing a two-run single that sparked a
   Stanford, USC and UCLA each          State. Ratliff, Cord Phelps, Jason        four-run rally in the fourth in Sun-
have at least four players ranked       Castro and Randy Molina each had          day’s game.
among the top 25, which makes this      two hits.                                   Davis (3-1) threw his first career
weekend even more interesting.             The Cardinal finds itself in a four-   complete game in a 7-3 win over the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Norbert von der Groeben
   The Stanford men’s team, mean-       way tie for second place in the Pac-      Cougars on Saturday.
while, had a big weekend. The Car-      10 after two weekends of competi-
dinal stunned previously undefeated     tion. Stanford will host top-ranked       Women’s gymnastics
Arizona State, 7-0, in the Pac-10       Arizona State (3-0, 25-1) for a             Stanford made up for falling short
opener for both teams on Friday at      three-game series beginning Friday        in last year’s Pac-10 meet by claim-
Taube Tennis Center.                    at 6 p.m.                                 ing the conference title on Satur-
   Not even rain, and a 90-minute          For Stanford, a good showing           day in Seattle. The nationally No.
delay, dampened things for the          against the Sun Devils would go           7-ranked Cardinal recorded a score
Cardinal (2-0, 8-6), which got four     a long way to help the Cardinal in        of 197.000 points to edge Oregon            WHAT: 2008 Stanford University        All-Americans like Julia Smit, Elaine
straight-set singles victories.         its quest for a postseason appear-        State.                                   Grand Prix long course swim meet,        Breeden, Brooke Bishop, Nate Cass,
   Matt Bruch clinched the victory at   ance.                                       Stanford earned the No. 1 seed in      part of the Toyota Grand Prix Series     Jon Criste, Eugene Godsoe plus Car-
No. 2 singles. The Sun Devils won          “Every game is a battle and every      the Central Region, which will be        that serves as an opportunity for ath-   dinal graduates Shaun Phillips, Hong-
an earlier match, 4-3, between the      team is good,” said Erik Davis, who       held in Baton Rouge on Saturday,         letes to race against top-flight com-    zhe Sun, Andy Grant and local high
teams.                                  pitched Stanford past Washington          April 12.                                petition while preparing for the 2008    school standouts like Liv Jensen of
   Bruch, named the Pac-10 Player of    State on Saturday. “We could have           The top two teams from each of         Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.       Palo Alto and Alex Navarro of Sacred
the Week on Monday, was involved        nine playoff teams, except for poli-      the six regional meets advance to           WHEN: Friday through Sunday,          Heart Prep.
in six victories last week, three in    tics, that’s how good this league is      the NCAA championships in Ath-           April 4-6. Preliminaries begin each         TICKETS: All-session passes are
singles and three in doubles.           this year. We need to keep produc-        ens, Ga., on April 24.                   day at 9 a.m. Finals are 5 p.m.          $25. Prelims are $5 and finals are $8.
   Paul Clayton, Richard Wire and       ing team wins.”                             Stanford senior Tabitha Yim               WHERE: Stanford’s Avery Aquatic          SCHEDULE: Friday — 800 free,
Greg Hirshman also won in straight         “Obviously (Arizona State) is a        scored a 39.550 in the all-around,       Center.                                  1500 free, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly,
sets.                                   great team but we’re not going to be      senior Liz Tricase scored 9.950 to          WHO: The field includes Olympi-       400 medley relay. Saturday — 200 IM,
   Wire’s win at No. 4 singles          intimidated,” Phelps added. “Hope-        win the bars competition and sopho-      ans like Natalie Coughlin, Tara Kirk,    400 free, 100 breast, 200 back, 50 free,
clinched the Cardinal’s 5-2 win         fully we’ll give them our best game       more Carly Janiga’s 9.950 on beam        Dana Kirk, Jason Lezak, Klete Keller     800 free relay. Sunday — 100 back, 200
over visiting Arizona on Saturday.      and see what happens.”                    was good for first.■                     and Amanda Beard, plus Stanford          free, 100 fly, 400 IM, 400 free relay.■

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NCAA women                                                                                                                                                  MEN’S SWIMMING
(continued from page 20)
   “We stayed tough and did the
things that got us here and we’re go-
ing to keep it going,” Wiggins said.
“It’s amazing. It’s the most incred-
ible feeling.”
                                                                                                                                                       makes big
   Wiggins scored 41 points to make

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      David Gonzales/Stanford Photo
sure Stanford would get to the Final
Four. In her first two appearances
in the Elite Eight, Wiggins scored a                                                                                                                     Cardinal men win two
combined 42 points.                                                                                                                                      individual titles, finish
   “We did have that mission,” Wig-                                                                                                                       third at NCAA meet

                                                                                                                     Marc Abrams/Stanford Athletics
gins said. “I knew this was the team
that could do it.”                                                                                                                                               by Keith Peters

   Wiggins became the first woman                                                                                                                           he Stanford men’s swimming
to record two 40-plus point games                                                                                                                           and diving team left for the
during one NCAA Tournament. Her                                                                                                                             2008 NCAA Championships             Stanford junior Paul Kornfeld swept
44 points against Texas-El Paso in                                                                                                                    with a young squad, without a na-         the NCAA breaststroke titles.
the second round was the third- high-                                                                                                                 tional individual champ since 2005
est total in tournament history. She                                                                                                                  and with little hope of winning its       ford’s 400 medley relay team that
just added the fifth-highest total with                                                                                                               first national title since 1998.          finished third on Friday night in a
her effort against the Terrapins.         The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates its 98-87 victory over                                         While the Cardinal returned home       school-record 3:05.43.
   It was a beautiful game with both      Maryland in the NCAA Spokane Regional final Monday.                                                         without that elusive crown, it did so        While Kornfeld’s performances
teams shooting over 60 percent from                                                                                                                   with its first two-time champion          weren’t all that surprising — he
the field in the first half and over 50   impersonation by making a trio of       snatched the victory and Powell’s                                   since 2002, with valuable experi-         was the No. 1 seed in the 100 breast
percent for the game. Wiggins led         3-pointers in the first half.           desperation 3-point attempt bounced                                 ence, and plenty of momentum for          and No. 2 in the 200 — Stanford
the Stanford charge, while Kristi            Maryland never got closer than       off the front of the rim. She scored                                the future.                               senior Danny Beal had the meet of
Toliver, the daughter of an NBA           five points during the second half.     31 points.                                                             “We haven’t actually had a win in      his life.
referee, led Maryland. She tried             Hones ended with a career-high         In the 2005 Elite Eight contest,                                  a while,” said Stanford junior Paul          As a junior, Beal finished 14th in
putting the Terrapins on her back,        23 points. Pedersen added 15 points,    Stanford rallied from a 13-point                                    Kornfeld, who won the 100- and            the 200 free (1:35.97), 12th in the
scoring 35 points, all but 11 in the      six rebounds and a career-high sev-     deficit to close within 70-69 on a                                  200-yard breaststrokes. “We had           500 free (4:19.83) and 29th in the
second half.                              en assists.                             Wiggins’ basket. Kelley Suminski’s                                  nine second places last year. Hope-       200 fly (1:49.91 in prelims). All
   There were five lead changes in           Stanford won its 22nd straight —     3-point shot that would have meant                                  fully, this is a big morale booster for   Beal did this past weekend was blow
the first 13 minutes of the contest,      longest current streak in the country   a Stanford win, also bounced off the                                our team and we can springboard           those marks and finishes away.
but none after Wiggins put Stanford       — and will be the first Final Four      front of the rim.                                                   and keep building off it.”                   He started out Friday with an
ahead to stay at 32-31. With 6:39 re-     team from west of the Rockies since       In 2006, and yet another Elite                                       With Kornfeld clocking a school        eighth-place finish in the 500 free
maining in the first half, the Cardi-     the Cardinal’s appearance in 1997.      Eight appearance, Wiggins cut the                                   record of 52.03 in the 100 breast         (4:16.43) after becoming the No. 3
nal held a 34-33 edge. By halftime,       It will be Stanford’s seventh Final     lead to 60-59 and then grabbed a de-                                and becoming the second-fastest in        performer in school history with a
Stanford was up 51-41.                    Four trip. The Cardinal matched a       fensive rebound in the final 15 sec-                                school history with a 1:53.11 to win      4:15.11 prelim time. On Saturday, he
   “I’m so proud of our team,” said       school record with its 34th win of      onds. She was driving to the basket,                                the 200, Stanford finished third in       broke the school record in the 200
VanDerveer, who has coached 46            the season.                             and with 4.8 seconds left, passed it                                the team race with 244 points Sat-        free with a 1:33.26 time in the pre-
of the 50 Stanford wins in NCAA              Stanford accumulated a 32-8          off to Krista Rappahahn, who sank                                   urday night in Federal Way, Wash.         lims, finishing sixth in the finals in
competition. “It’s a little surreal.      record in the NCAA tournament           a 3-pointer from the right corner.                                  Arizona won the team title with           1:33.65. Later than night he swam
It’s been a while. I don’t know that      through its last Final Four appear-     Wiggins was called for a charge,                                    500.5 points with Texas taking sec-       leadoff on Stanford’s fifth-place 800
there’s been anyone that does more        ance in 1997. Since then the Cardi-     the basket waved off and Stanford                                   ond with 406.                             free relay squad.
for their team than Candice does.”        nal is 18-10 in the postseason, with    lost again.                                                            Kornfeld became Stanford’s first          On Saturday, he swam a personal
   JJ Hones, who made three 3-point-      three of those losses of the most         “They were celebrating and danc-                                  individual champ since 2005, the          best of 1:43.05 in the prelims of
ers in the first 20 minutes, stepped      agonizing kind.                         ing and I said ‘I just want to dance                                first to win two events since 2002        the 200 fly, then topped that with
up to score 17 first-half points,            In the Elite Eight in 2004, Nicole   like that, be in the Final Four,”’                                  and the first to sweep the breast-        a 1:42.79 to finish third. That time
matching Wiggins output.                  Powell hit a basket in the final 30     Wiggins said. “I had that image in                                  stroke events since Olympian Kurt         made him No. 2 in school history,
   Kayla Pedersen stepped back            seconds to tie the Tennessee game       my head, and sure enough we are                                     Grote in 1995.                            trailing only the legendary Pablo
and did her best Hones/Wiggins            at 60. Moments later the Lady Vols      going dancing.”■                                                       Kornfeld also swam a leg on Stan-      Morales, who clocked 1:42.60 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   With Beal the only Stanford se-
                                                                                                                                                                                                nior who scored, the future is blind-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ingly bright for the Cardinal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The team’s 400 free relay that
                                                                                                                                                                                                finished fourth in 2:51.46, the third-
                                                                                                                                                                                                fastest time in school history, fea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                tured junior Jason Dunford, fresh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                man Austin Staab, sophomore David
                                                                                                                                                                                                Dunford and junior Dan Priestly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Staab later finished third in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                100 fly in 45.61 with Jason Dun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ford seventh in 46.28 (after a PR of
                                                                                                                                                                                                46.07 in the prelims).
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nate Cass, who finished seventh
                                                                                                                                                                                                in the 200 IM in 1:45.69 (with a PR
                                                                                                                                                                                                of 1:44.84 in the prelims), is a ju-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Then there is sophomore Eugene
                                                                                                                                                                                                Godsoe, who led off the 400 medley
                                                                                                                                                                                                relay with a PR of 46.75 in the 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                back, led off the 200 medley relay
                                                                                                                                                                                                that finished fourth in 1:24.95, took
                                                                                                                                                                                                sixth in the open 100 back in 46.80
                                                                                                                                                                                                and finished seventh in the 200
                                                                                                                                                                                                back in 1:42.67 (after another PR of
                                                                                                                                                                                                1:42.38 in the prelims).
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Along with Kornfeld in the breast-
                                                                                                                                                                                                strokes was freshman John Criste
                                                                                                                                                                                                (fifth in the 200 in 1:55.77 after a
                                                                                                                                                                                                PR of 1:55.46 in the prelims) and ju-
                                                                                                                                                                                                nior Chris Ash (eighth in the 200).
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Freshman David Mosko also
                                                                                                                                                                                                contributed points in the distance
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                            PREP ROUNDUP
                                                                                                                                                            HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD
                                                                                                                                                       BASEBALL                           500 free — Ka. Howard (SHP) 5:33.76; 200

       Palo Alto’s Lattanzi                                                                                                             Palo Alto
                                                                                                                                        Los Altos
                                                                                                                                                   SCVAL De Anza Division
                                                                                                                                                            000 020 0 — 2 8
                                                                                                                                                            010 000 0 — 1 4
                                                                                                                                                                                          free relay — Sacred Heart Prep (Child, Kr.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Howard, Mordell, Ka. Howard) 1:45.74; 100
                                                                                                                                                                                          back — Liang (SHP) 1:06.68; 100 breast —
                                                                                                                                                                                          E. Henderson (SHP) 1:15.11; 400 free relay

        is back on track                                                                                                                   Burk and Abrams; E. Johnson and Young.
                                                                                                                                        WP — Burk (4-1). LP — Johnson.
                                                                                                                                           2B — Goodspeed 2, T. Pederson (PA); E.
                                                                                                                                        Johnson (LA). 2 hits — Goodspeed, Burk
                                                                                                                                                                                          — Sacred Heart Prep (Child, Ka. Howard,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Clark, Liang) 3:48.09.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Records: Castilleja 0-2, Sacred Heart
She runs No. 9 time in the state in 800 to win at St. Francis                                                                           (PA).                                             Prep 5-0
                                                                                                                                           Records: Palo Alto 5-3 (7-6-1), Los Altos                   BOYS TENNIS
          by Keith Peters                Women’s division at the 36th IAAF                                                              2-7
                                                                                                                                        Homestead           000 020 3 — 5 9          1           Private Schools Athletic League

       alo Alto senior Mia Lattanzi      World Cross Country Champion-
                                                                                                                                        Gunn                000 120 0 — 3 5          2         Pinewood 7, at Woodside Priory 0
       has a lot to look forward to on   ships in Edinburgh, Scotland, on                                                                  WP — Flores (2-1). LP — Einfalt.                  Singles — Jayakar (P) d. Ross, 6-1, 6-1;
       Saturday, even though she’ll      Sunday.                                                                                           HR — Batinich (H); Einfalt (G). 3 hits —       Jindal (P) d. Khanon, 6-4, 6-3; Field (P) d.
be on her feet much of the day and          Evans finished third in the girls’                                                          Harris (H).                                       Mcintosh, 7-6, 6-0; Pinewood wins by de-
night.                                   mile (5:16.61) and teammate Al-                                                                   Records: Homestead, 5-1, Gunn 0-6              fault.
   In the morning, Lattanzi will         legra Mayer took second in 5:13.65                                                                                                                  Doubles — Alter-Tuan (P) d. Montalvo-
                                                                                                                                                 Bishop Gorman Tournament                 Hickson, 6-2, 6-1; Lee-Baze (P) d. Kovachy-
compete against a top field in the       at the St. Francis meet.
                                                                                                                                                          Third round                     Farino, 6-4, 7-6; Elson-van Reis (P) d. John-
girls’ 1,600 at the annual Stanford         Other highlights from the invita-                                                           Menlo               000 310 0 — 4 10         2    son-Haley, 2-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Invitational track and field meet.       tional included a winning mark of                                                              Bishop Gorman 102 022 x — 7 8                2       Records: Pinewood 5-3 (5-11)
In the evening, she’ll attend Paly’s     16-8 1/4 in the girls’ long jump by                                                               Corley and Mudd; Malm, Bowers (5) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       National Invitational
prom.                                    Gunn sophomore Sunny Margerum                                                                  Rickard. WP — Bowers. LP — Corley (0-1).
                                                                                                                                           2B — Garcia 2 (BG). 2 hits — Mosbacher,                      At Newport Beach
   Being on her feet is a lot more       (she was also fourth in the 300 hur-                                                           K. Diekroeger, Morris (M); Rickard, Garcia,                         First round
enjoyable and pain-free for Lat-         dles and fifth in the 100 hurdles); a                                                          Lafler (BG).                                         Waccamaw High (South Carolina) 6, Sa-
tanzi these days. She suffered a         34-7 1/2 winning mark by Menlo-                                                                   Records: Menlo 10-4                            cred Heart Prep 2
foot stress fracture her sophomore       Atherton’s Stephanie Lee in the tri-                                                                            Blue Division                                    Second round
season at the CIF State Meet, where      ple jump; a third in the girls’ 400 by                                                                       Third place game                       Sacred Heart Prep 6, Seattle Prep School
she finished second in 2:10.87 after     Gunn senior Kelsey Feeley; a fourth                                                            Menlo               104 000 2 — 7 11         1    2
                                                                                                                                        Campbell Hall       001 010 0 — 2 8          2                Consolation semifinals
clocking a state-leading 2:09.61 in      in the girls’ 300 hurdles (47.89) by                                                              K. Diekroeger and Umphreys; Schwartz,
the prelims.                             M-A’s Kim O’Donnell; a fourth in                                                                                                                               SH Prep 8, Jesuit 0
                                                                                                                                        Markley (7) and Ehrlich, Domabedian (5). WP
   That stress fracture ended her        the boys’ 3,000 by Paly’s Charlie                                                              — K. Diekroeger (3-1). LP — Schwartz.                Singles — Blumenkranz (SHP) d. Daw-
                                                                                                                                           2B — Umphreys (M); Zebrack, Kaplan,            son, 6-2; Hutter (SHP) d. Kim, 6-1; McCall
2006 season and carried over into        Avis (9:03.08), and a season-best                                                                                                                (SHP) d. Nagle, 6-0; Malozak (SHP) d. Elo-
                                                                                                                                        Ehrlich, Winther (CH). 3 hits — Mosbacher,
2007, where she failed to reach even     1:58.76 by Paly’s Julius Berezin                                                               T. Williams (M). 2 hits — D. Diekroeger (M);      nets, 6-2; Hansen (SHP) d. Oler, 6-0.
the Central Coast Section finals.        (fourth place) in the boys’ 800.                                                               Kaplan (CH). 2 RBI — Ryan, K. Diekroeger             Doubles — McCall-Westerfield (SHP) d.
   Lattanzi, however, is healthy and        The high school portion of the                                                              (M).                                              Elores-Oler, 6-0; Parsons-Malozak (SHP)
showed her fitness by winning the        Stanford Invitational begins Friday                                                               Records: Menlo 11-4                            d. Ravuri-Thomas, 6-1; Robinson-Hansen
                                                                                                                                                                                          (SHP) d. Celli-Skylar, 6-1.

                                                                                                                         Keith Peters
girls’ 800 at the St. Francis Invi-      at 11:50 a.m. with the girls’ 3,000.                                                                             Nonleague
                                                                                                                                                             Friday                                 Consolation championship
tational on Saturday. Her time of        Field events start at 3:45 p.m. On
                                                                                                                                        SH Prep             000 000 0 — 0 1          1                 SH Prep 6, Menlo 2
2:15.77 is the ninth-fastest in the      Saturday, the girls’ 400 hurdles will                                                          Menlo-Atherton 100 100 x — 2 4               1       Singles — Blumenkranz (SHP) d. Hoff-
state this season.                       start things at 9 a.m.                                                                            Olmstead, Wilkins (6) and Buono; Mosher        man, 8-5; Ball (M) d. Hutter, 8-2; McCall
   “She’s running very well,” said                                                Paly’s Mia Lattanzi ran 2:15.77 in                    and Masket. WP — Mosher (3-2, 10 strike-          (SHP) d. Glenn, 8-5; Malozak (SHP) d.
Paly girls’ track coach Paul Jones.      Baseball                                 the 800 on Saturday.                                  outs). LP — Olmstead (2-4).                       Chase, 8-4; Parsons (SHP) d. Duggal, 8-3.
                                                                                                                                           HR — Bader (MA). 2 hits — Viegas (MA).
“She had competition until the last         Palo Alto kept its recent streak                                                               Records: Sacred Heart Prep 3-7, Menlo-
                                                                                                                                                                                             Doubles — Blumenkranz-Parsons (SHP)
200, then just blew past it.”            of success alive with a 6-2 non-         action Wednesday by hosting Capu-                                                                       d. Hoffman-Ball, 8-7; Hutter-McCall (SHP)
                                                                                                                                        Atherton 13-5
                                                                                                                                                                                          d. Chase-Glenn, 8-2; Carlisle-Duggal (M) d.
   Jones confirmed that Lattanzi’s       league victory over visiting Aragon      chino at 3:15 p.m.                                                       Saturday                       Malozak-Hansen, 8-4.
slow healing last season made it         on Monday. The Vikings (8-6-1)             Menlo (11-4) also returns to                        SH Cathedral        210 060 2 —11 9          0
                                                                                                                                                                                             Records: Sacred Heart Prep 10-2, Menlo
impossible to do the kind of train-      haven’t lost in six games, suffer-       league play after finishing third                     SH Prep             353 000 1 —12 13         1
                                                                                                                                           Branch, Geno (3), Masoud (4), Ruckere
ing that got her to the state meet as    ing only a 15-15 tie with Prospect       in the Blue Division of the Bishop                    (5), Baca (7) and Swenson; Davila, Brezinski             BOYS TRACK & FIELD
a sophomore.                             a week ago.                              Gorman Tournament last week in                        (5), Lussier (5) and Buono. WP — Lussier                     St. Francis Invitational
   “The foot never could take the           Senior Kevin Johnson had three        Las Vegas. The Knights went 2-2,                      (1-0). LP — Baca.
                                                                                                                                           HR — Dea 2 (SHC); Davila 2, Suttle (SHP).                 (Top local scorers only)
kind of training it could it needed t    hits and scored three runs while ju-     which included a 7-4 loss in the
                                                                                                                                        2B — Gartrell, O’Connor, Cardin (SHC); Da-           3,000 — 4, Avis (Paly) 9:03.08; 6, Cum-
get good,” Jones said. “She was never    nior Steven Burk had three hits and      third round to unbeaten Bishop Gor-                   vila, Brezinski (SHP). 4 hits — Davila (SHP). 3   mins (Paly) 9:18.39; 7, Hsueh (Paly) 9:18.72;
100 percent (healthy) last season.”      three RBI for Palo Alto, which puts      man, the No. 2-ranked team in the                     hits — Dea (SHC); Olmstead (SHP). 2 hits —        Mile — 5, Summers (Gunn) 4:32.63; 100 —
   Lattanzi, however, is probably in     its 5-3 mark in SCVAL De Anza Di-        nation.                                               Gartrell (SHC); Deggelman, Brezinski (SHP).       5, Light (Gunn) 11.41; 800 — 4, Berezin (Paly)
better shape than she was two years      vision action on the line Wednesday        Menlo wrapped up third with a 7-2                   5 RBI — Davila (SHP). 3 RBI — Dea (SHC);          1:58.76; 7, Hunter (Gunn) 2:01.67; Discus —
                                                                                                                                        Olmstead (SHP). 2 RBI — DiLuzio (SHC);            8, Muaka (Paly) 137-4.
ago at this time. Then, she concen-      at Gunn (0-6, 0-10) at 3:30 p.m.         win over Campbell Hall (North Hol-                    Suttle (SHP).
trated on the 400 meters and didn’t         Paly won its third straight league    lywood) as junir Kenny Diekroeger                        Records: Sacred Heart Prep 4-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                 GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
run an 800 until the league meet.        game last Friday, a 2-1 squeaker         pitched a complete-game with no                                                                                    St. Francis Invitational
                                                                                                                                                  BOYS SWIMMING
Thus, said Jones: “We’re definitely      over host Los Altos. Burk scattered      walks. Junior shortstop Chris Ryan                                                                                (Top local scorers only)
                                                                                                                                                      PAL Bay Division                       3,000 — 5, Fawcett (Gunn) 11:15.78; 100
ahead of where we were two years         four hits for a complete-game vic-       had the key hit, a two-run single in
                                                                                                                                           At Menlo-Atherton 125, Carlmont 39             hurdles — 5, Margerum (Gunn) 16.18; Mile
ago.”                                    tory and senior Tyger Pederson hit       the seventh. The Knights host Burl-                                                                     — 2, Mayer (Gunn) 5:13.65; 3, Jac. Evans
                                                                                                                                           200 medley relay — Menlo-Atherton
   Jones has added the 1,600 to Lat-     an opposite-field double to drive in     ingame on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.                      (Swartz, Hong, Kwok, Wright) 1:48.87;             (Gunn) 5:16.61; 6, Gaeta (Paly) 5:23.32; 400
tanzi’s workload this season and         Burk with the winning run in the           Sacred Heart Prep (4-7) bounced                     200 free — Kelvie (MA) 1:52.40; 200 IM —          — 3, Feeley (Gunn) 1:01.42; 100 — 7, Powell
the longer distance has given her        fifth.                                   back from its loss to Menlo-Atherton                  Masuda (MA) 2:08.46; 50 free — Hong (MA)          (MA) 12.94; 8, Greene (MA) 12.96; 800 — 1,
                                                                                                                                        24.12; 100 fly — Kwok (MA) 57.90; 100 free        Lattanzi (Paly) 2:15.77; 800 sprint medley —
added strength, in addition another         Speaking of streaks, Menlo-           to hold off Sacred Heart Cathedral                                                                      3, Menlo-Atherton 1:52.78; 300 hurdles — 4,
                                                                                                                                        — Kelvie (MA) 49.22; 500 free — Hong (MA)
event she could qualify for at the       Atherton (13-5) won its sixth straight   on Saturday, 12-11, in a nonleague                    4:59.33; 200 free relay — Menlo-Atherton          O’Donnell (MA) 47.89; 8, Margerum (Gunn)
state meet. The longer race is still     last Friday with a 2-0 nonleague         game. Eric Davila hit two homers,                     (Wright, Kelvie, Masuda, Bogott) 1:36.42;         49.09; Long jump — 1, Margerum (Gunn)
in the testing stage, thus Saturday’s    triumph over visiting Sacred Heart       including the game-winning solo                       100 back — Masuda (MA) 59.64; 100                 16-8 1/4; Triple jump — Lee (MA) 34-7 1/2;
appearance at the Stanford Invita-       Prep. Bears’ senior Matt Mosher          shot in the bottom of the seventh,                    breast — Kwok (MA) 1:11.48; 400 free relay        6, Cain (MA) 32-5.
                                                                                                                                        — Menlo-Atherton (Masuda, Kelvie, Kwok,
tional. The 1,600, set for 11:53 a.m.,   tossed a complete-game one-hitter        and drove in five runs to pace the                    Hong) 3:42.07.                                                  Schedule
will include Gunn freshman Jackie        with 10 strikeouts and Lee Bader         Gators. Teammate JJ Suttle also                          Records: Menlo-Atherton 3-0
                                         had a solo homer to cap the scoring.     homered while Mike Olmstead                                                                                          WEDNESDAY
Evans and Laurynee Chetelat of Da-
vis, who finished 29th in the Junior     M-A returns to PAL Bay Division          added three RBI.■                                               GIRLS SWIMMING                                             Baseball
                                                                                                                                           At Menlo-Atherton 108, Carlmont 61                De Anza Division — Palo Alto at Gunn,
                                                                                                                                           200 medley relay — Carlmont 2:01.53;           3:30 p.m.
Men’s basketball                         with room for improvement.
                                           Stanford will rely on all three
                                                                                  niors for giving us such a great sea-
                                                                                  son,” Fields said.
                                                                                                                                        200 free — Winters (MA) 2:01.17; 200 IM —
                                                                                                                                        Tang (Carl) 2:24.63; 50 free — Leech (MA)
                                                                                                                                                                                             PAL Bay Division — Capuchino at Menlo-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Atherton, 3:15 p.m.; Burlingame at Menlo,
(continued from page 21)
                                         freshmen, with the guards figuring         Finger was active defensively and                   26.42; 100 fly — Tuhtan (Carl) 1:05.77; 100       3:15 p.m.
   Goods returns as the team’s top       to make an immediate impact.             grabbed seven rebounds. Washing-                      free — Leech (MA) 57.67; 500 free — Win-                            Boys golf
                                                                                                                                        ters (MA) 5:31.43; 200 free relay — Menlo-
scoring threat, while Mitch John-          Last week was more about the se-       ton also had seven boards. Brown                      Atherton (Leech, Breen, B. Dorst, Winters)
                                                                                                                                                                                             De Anza Division — Palo Alto and Gunn
son has to become more of a scor-        niors who played their final game        (who grew up in Texas) hit a 3-point-                                                                   vs. Los Altos and Mountain View at Shoreline
                                                                                                                                        1:48.21; 100 back — Jung (Carl)1:07.22; 100
                                                                                                                                                                                          GL, 2:45 p.m.
ing threat.                              together. Fields said the locker room    er and Prowitt grabbed a rebound.                     breast — E. Dorst (MA) 1:19.26; 400 free
                                                                                                                                        relay — Menlo-Atherton (Leech, Breen, B.                          Girls lacrosse
   Incoming players include two          was full of talk about Taj Finger, Pe-     Fields also knows there are areas
                                                                                                                                        Dorst, Winters) 3:59.45.                             Nonleague — University (SF) at Gunn, 4
highly regarded shooting guards          ter Prowitt, Kenny Brown and Fred        in which Stanford will need to im-                                                                      p.m.
                                                                                                                                           Records: Menlo-Atherton 2-1
and a power forward.                     Washington. They spent a few mo-         prove for another successful season.                                                                                   Boys lacrosse
   Guards Jeremy Green from Bow-         ments together in the game after the       “Defensively we should get better                                                                        PAL — Serra at Menlo, 4 p.m.; Leland at
                                                                                                                                               At SH Prep 123, Castilleja 47
ie High in Texas, and Jarrett Mann       outcome was long since decided.          and rebounding is a must,” he said.                                                                     Sacred Heart Prep, 4 p.m.; Bellarmine at
                                                                                                                                           200 medley relay — Sacred Heart Prep
from Blair Academy in Delaware             The 28 victories match the fourth      “We’re very proud of what we ac-                      (Mordell, Liang, Menon, Kr. Howard) 1:59.33;
                                                                                                                                                                                          Menlo-Atherton, 4 p.m.
are both listed among the top 100        highest in program history, and the      complished. We fell short of some of                  200 free — Clark (SHP) 2:02.16; 200 IM —                             Softball
prospects. Miles Plumlee (6-9, 215)      most in four years.                      our goals but overall this is one of the              Liang (SHP) 2:15.33; 50 free — Kr. Howard            PAL Ocean Division — Sequoia at Menlo,
is rated the 17th best power forward,      “We just wanted to thank our se-       better teams in Stanford history.”■                   (SHP) 26.05; 100 fly — Ka. Howard (SHP)           3:15 p.m.; Menlo-Atherton at Jefferson, 3:30
                                                                                                                                        1:00.19; 100 free — Kr. Howard (SHP) 57.81;       p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                  Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Page 23
      Two-month stretch
       for school bonds
   Palo Alto schools face “decision of the decade” for
          $378 million bond issue, Measure A                                                        Editorials, letters and opinions

      he debate over the proposed $378 million bond measure for Palo
      Alto schools — to go to voters June 3 — is already heating up.     EPA rental woes                            tors who provide advice and lend            scheduled this year on May 18.
           At issue is whether the Palo Alto Unified School District     Editor,                                    arms-length support to the students            Finally, the Gunn team has had
 will have the funds to accommodate growing enrollment, replace             Last Wednesday’s Weekly (March          during the build period, it is a source     its own struggles in the past, most
 scores of “portables” and make overdue, energy-conscious                26) said that Page Mill Properties         of enormous pride among members             notably four years ago when legal
 upgrades to existing schools — including a new pool at Gunn             had no comment about whether its           of the Gunn team that, unlike some          issues forced the team to disband
 High School and a new theater at Palo Alto High.                        East Palo Alto tenants were being          teams in the area, they design and          mid-season.
                                                                         notified this week about impending         build their robot from start to fin-           I hope that this year’s experience
    Pro-bond campaigners have been preparing for months.
                                                                         rent increases.                            ish.                                        will lead to more instances where
    There naturally will be opponents. Some are already urging                                                         Additionally, the Gunn team is           the two teams can work together.
 people to vote against the bond measure “to send a message”                As one of them, I can tell you that
                                                                         the answer is “yes.” I received my         supported primarily by money the               I know our students all appreci-
 to school officials — it’s not clear there is agreement on the                                                     school receives for Bill Dunbar’s en-       ated the alliance with Paly.
 message, though.                                                        notice on Tuesday, which was appar-
                                                                         ently timed one week before April 1        gineering technology class (in which                            Elizabeth Grover
    Some cite mismanagement of the last bond measure, the $143           rent payments are due.                     all team members must participate),                            La Donna Avenue
 million “Building for Excellence,” or B4E measure approved by              David Taran has stated publicly,        generally modest donations from                                         Palo Alto
 voters in 1995. Few have been more critical of that management          several times, that his company is         parents and some corporate support,
 boondoggle than the Weekly, which exposed problems and                  spending large amounts of money            although that support has not been          Tree-killing crash
 prodded the district to correct its worst defects. But there is         to renovate the East Palo Alto             very substantial with the exception         Editor,
 virtually no one left in the district who was involved in B4E, and      apartment buildings that it recently       of last year.                                 On March 23 a drunk driver drove
 bidding procedures and oversight provisions are vastly improved.        bought. If so, I wish he’d spend a            Many FIRST teams are primarily           her car over the side strip next to our
    Other opponents cite language-immersion programs as                  little more money on mine, which           supported through corporate dona-           house and took out three of our 50-
 reasons to oppose the new bonds. Some mention costs of the              needs roof repair and seismic-safety       tions but that is not the case with the     year-old walnut trees, a big part of a
 court-ordered Tinsley integration program, or other issues.             upgrades (among other things).             Gunn team.                                  rose bush and a part out of our fence,
    But to base a decision that will determine the district’s               There is a pattern of inactivity at        Last year’s Capitol Steps fundrais-      and was finally stopped by a tree we
 physical condition for decades to come on a single issue,               my building.                               er was an idea generated by a team          planted about 10 years ago.
 whatever its merit, is shortsighted and destructive.                       Starting last summer, a work crew       member’s family as an alternate way           The sound of the impact was that
    We face a long two months in Palo Alto.                              would arrive, do a day’s work then         of raising money for the team since         of an explosion and the destruction
    Meanwhile, pro-bond campaign leaders are making an all-out           disappear while leaving the job un-        the team has not received large con-        we witnessed when we ran out of
                                                                         finished. Two to four weeks later, a       tributions from corporations and            our house was just that.
 effort to convince voters that Measure A is critically important
                                                                         different crew would arrive, do an-        the cost of competing in FIRST is             Tree trunks and tree branches
 to help maintain the high educational standards for which Palo                                                     approximately $4,000-$5,000 per
 Alto is known nationally. Yes, good education can be achieved in        other day’s work and advance the re-                                                   were all over the place mixed with
                                                                         pairs a little further, but again disap-   competition. The team was fortu-            car parts and broken glass. Down
 old, run-down schools, but the demoralizing influence of shabby                                                    nate that it was a successful fund-
                                                                         pear without finishing them. Two to                                                    against our fence was what was left
 facilities can’t help but erode the morale and ultimately the                                                      raiser and repeat performances are
                                                                         four weeks after that, same story.                                                     of her car. We surely thought who-
 performance of both teachers and students.                                 My building has been looking like
    And ask any Realtor in town whether there’s a link between           a perennial construction zone for
 “good schools” (physically and academically) and home values.           about nine months and neither the                                           YOUR TURN
    It is important for voters to pay close attention to proposed        tenants nor our resident “manager”
 projects outlined as part of Measure A (listed in the ballot            (so to speak) see much evidence that        The Palo Alto Weekly encourages comments on our coverage or on
 statement), as will the Weekly in the next two months and               repairs are likely to be completed          issues of local interest.
 beyond. Yet from an overall, early assessment (as reported in the       soon.
 Weekly’s Feb. 20 cover story) it seems this bond issue is well-            If the current rent increases,           What do you think? What do you feel is the strongest or weakest ar-
 grounded, with oversight provisions in place that should prevent        combined with such tardy mainte-            gument for the Measure A school bonds in the June 3 election?
 another B4E experience.                                                 nance, are any indication that Mr.
    By supplanting the prior bond measure, this measure will             Taran has financially overextended             Submit letters to the editor of up to 250 words to
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                                                                         Editor,                                     Tyler Hanley at or 650-326-8210.
                                                                            It was indeed a pleasure to see the
          Lessons from phony                                             customary rivalry between Gunn
                                                                         and Paly disappear in the finals at
                                                                         the FIRST robotics competition in
           plastic-bag letters                                           San Jose a week ago.
                                                                            Both the Gunn and Hawaiian

      flurry of form letters opposing a suggested ban on plastic bags    teams fielded strong offensive ro-
      circulated through Palo Alto businesses in March. The result       bots while the Paly team played ex-
      was about 35 names of persons associated with local businesses,    cellent defense, as it demonstrated
 from employees to managers or owners.                                   in a match it played against Gunn.
    But the letters, it turns out, were the result of a stealth effort      Together the three teams formed a
 by Dart Container Corporation, a Michigan-based company that            strong alliance. However, I want to
 makes single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers.               set the record straight about miscon-
    As reported in the Weekly last week, many signers did so for         ceptions the “Guest Opinion” writer
 poor reasons. One signer said she signed the letter because she         (Weekly, March 26) may have left
 felt sorry for the circulator.                                          in readers’ minds about support the
    Beyond the ethical issues of stealth campaigns, there are some       Gunn Robotics Team receives.
 object lessons for those who signed — the most obvious being               Gunn parents do not work on
 that a signature has value only to the extent it has credibility.       the robot itself — the Gunn robot
    This bogus effort not only undermines the credibility of             is designed, built and fixed during
 local businesses that joined in it but also sabotages legitimate        competitions solely by students on
 arguments about use of single-use containers of all types.              the team.
                                                                            While there are some adult men-
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ever was in there was dead or close
to it. But to everybody’s surprise
she came out of her car seemingly
                                          Board of Contributors
unhurt. There were no brake tracks
and we wondered how fast she was
going to finally have been stopped
by the trees.
  Seeing no skid or brake marks we
                                          Is Palo Alto harboring unintentional scofflaws?
concluded that she must have hit the                      by Jeff Blum            a city staff review of registrations                                               Palo Alto currently has a mech-
accelerator instead. After the police

                                                cannot                            filed with the city concluded that      Maybe it is small                       anism for enforcement of its or-
arrived it was clear that this lady             call them                         many hundreds of landlords —                                                    dinance that is quasi-criminal in
was under the influence. She was                t r u e                           perhaps between 1,000 and 2,000         potatoes to some that                   nature. It provides that a noncom-
handcuffed and taken to the police
                                           s c of f l aws                         — have failed to register with the      numerous landlords                      plying landlord may be prosecuted
                                           because                                city, another requirement of the or-
  Within a couple of hours the city        their viola-                           dinance.                                are not complying                       through a citation proceeding ini-
workers had put the fallen trees           tions may                                 Maybe it is small potatoes to        with one of the city’s                  tiated by the city attorney. This
in the grinder, towed her car and          be uninten-                            some that numerous landlords in-                                                approach is not practical, in part
cleaned up most of the street and          tional. Nev-                           tentionally or unintentionally are
                                                                                                                          ordinances, but it                      because the city attorney does not
sidewalk and side strip.                   e r t h ele s s ,                      not complying with one of the           concerns me a great                     have the time or resources to pursue
  The driver was saved by our old
walnut trees and so were we. She
                                           they are                               city’s ordinances, but it concerns      deal.                                   the many noncomplying landlords.
                                           violating                              me a great deal. It took a substan-                                                When it has been utilized by ten-
would have run into our yard or            the law.                               tial amount of time and effort by       wants to send a message to New
house and could have hurt us. Even                                                                                        Yorkers that they should embrace        ants and landlords, the ordinance
                                              I am not talking about speed-       the city’s Human Relations Com-
worse, she could easily have hit a         ers who drive down Embarcadero         mission and others to develop this      an attitude of less tolerance for im-   has been successful in keeping them
pedestrian. Now we are open for            Road or Alma Street perhaps un-        ordinance, which is designed to         proper conduct across the board. He     out of court through mediation and
any speeder or person who decides          aware of their speed — or perhaps      level the playing field somewhat        claims success.                         in creating some local rent stabil-
that he or she can drive while under       fully aware but seeking to shave a     between landlords and tenants —           Concern that Palo Alto might de-      ity. These goals remain important
the influence.                             few seconds off of their commute       and help counter skyrocketing rents     scend into Dante’s Inferno if we do     and it is within our ability to be
  Our protection, our walnut trees,        times.                                 in Palo Alto. Noncompliance by          not pursue erring landlords might be    even more successful in reaching
are gone forever. No more food for            The people to whom I refer are      landlords can lead to more litigation   overreacting a bit. Nor do I expect     them through this minor proposed
the squirrels, no more beautiful           some Palo Alto landlords who are       between landlords and tenants and       Palo Altans to develop a culture of
trees in the summertime, no more                                                                                          criminality if we allow landlords to    change to the city’s Mandatory Re-
                                           not complying with the city’s rela-    possibly to a surge in already exces-
buffer from danger.                                                                                                       persist in their noncompliance with     sponse Ordinance.
                                           tively new Mandatory Response          sively high rents. Economic trends
  It is the city’s strip but they were     Ordinance.                             indicate that higher rents may be in    the ordinance.                             Mindful that I am a member of
our trees. Who is going to replace            The ordinance obligates land-       store for Palo Alto, exacerbating the     Yet the noncompliance problem is      the Human Relations Commission,
these trees? We want our adult trees       lords to mention in leases the re-     extreme hardship of renters who are     serious enough for Palo Alto to con-    which has a direct role in the or-
back because we are afraid that            quirement of landlords and tenants     just getting by now.                    sider a solution suggested by Proj-     dinance’s review process, I offer
young trees are going to leave us too      to attempt to mediate certain types       Should the city be vigorously pur-   ect Sentinel. It has been successful    this change solely as an individual
vulnerable for years to come.              of disputes between them.              suing possible landlord scofflaws?      in other cities, such as Campbell,      member.
  She took out our adult trees because        But Project Sentinel, which over-   Assuming for argument’s sake that       Los Gatos and Fremont.
she decided that she could drink and                                                                                                                                 Jeff Blum, a family law attor-
                                           sees the mediation program for the     they are intentionally disregarding       The Campbell ordinance provides
drive. What is now going to protect                                                                                       that no rent increase will be valid     ney practicing in Palo Alto, is a
                                           city as well as for other local cit-   the city’s ordinance, the model for
us against people just like that?          ies, determined in a recent review                                             unless the landlord’s lease with the    member of the Palo Alto Human
                                                                                  this go-get-’em approach might be
                              Ina Jekel    of numerous rental agreements          Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New          tenant contains information about       Relations Commission and is on
                      Melville Avenue      that every agreement failed to no-     York. His philosophy has been to        Campbell’s dispute-resolution pro-      the Board of Directors of the Palo
                             Palo Alto     tify tenants about the mandatory-      enforce even little laws to estab-      cess, which is similar to Palo Alto’s   Alto YMCA. He can be e-mailed at
                                           mediation program. In addition,        lish a more law-abiding culture. He     Mandatory Response Ordinance. 

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                                         to a totally different culture.          velopment of a competent manage-         designate Seale Park a “Dog Run”
Domo arigato                               They all seemed to catch her en-
                                         thusiasm. She also has a delightful
                                                                                  ment team.
                                                                                     A key measure of any manager’s
                                                                                                                           in recognition of its long-standing
                                                                                                                                                                    This week on
   Thank you so much for your won-
derful article on Keiko Nakamura’s
                                         sense of humor. She is one of the
                                         jewels in the crown of our school
                                                                                  performance is how successful that
                                                                                  manager is in developing a strong
                                                                                                                             Dog owners frequent Seale, so-
                                                                                                                           cializing while their unleashed         Town Square ...
Japanese exchange program at Jor-        system.                                  line of succession.                      dogs have the run of the park. With
dan Middle School (March 26).                                     John Stucky        Yes, a manager may claim that         a fenced-off play area for children,    Do not permit
   It is a wonderful and very educa-                             Bryant Street    union restrictions preclude him          an alternate designation for this          Posted March 27 at 11:48 a.m.
tional program that has been set up                                  Palo Alto    from taking appropriate action. Is       charming, suburban park is: “Dog        by reader:
largely, if not entirely, through the                                             this simply an excuse for inaction,      Park with Child Run.”                      “I would be furious if College
efforts of Nakajima sensei alone.        Thinking ahead                           or alternatively, is the union running     At Seale, when an unleashed dog       Terrace had parking permits. I to-
   We participated in her program        Editor,                                  the city?                                bounds up to pedestrians, owners        tally agree now ... with residents
two years ago this month and our            The Weekly asks: “Is the local           Developing managerial talent          often shout at their pets in a com-     who blame Stanford and, above
son Zan went to Japan that summer        news media too negative?” The an-        includes judicial hiring, personnel      manding, sharp voice. Leashes are       all, with the person who says that
for two weeks.                           swer must be: “Not at all.”              training and assignments of increas-     carried but not used. By example,       parking permits merely shift the
   Frankly, our son began the Japa-         The press would lose all cred-        ing challenge and responsibility. It’s   leashing was not provided when          problem without solving it.
nese program reluctantly but it is       ibility if it routinely endorsed every   a conscious development process          I entered Seale several times last         Stanford has caused this to hap-
now one of his favorite subjects and     City Hall proposal.                      that doesn’t “just happen.”              week in an ankle-to-hip post-sur-       pen, just as its shuttles have made
he’s fanatical about all things Japa-       Our city manager tells us that we        It’s a sad commentary on mana-        gery brace.                             it much easier for VTA to cut bus
nese.                                    face an impending “leadership cri-       gerial performance when we learn           Newly renovated Hoover Park           service (College Terrace resi-
   In fact, he continues to take Japa-   sis and brain drain” as more than a      some three-and-a-half months be-         has an expanded official dog run.       dents, you could have used the 88
nese language at Paly and hopes to       third of upper-level managers will       fore he retires that we face a “lead-    I appeal to fellow Midtowners to        to get around on Saturday. Now
return to Japan someday to spend         be retiring within three years and       ership crisis and brain drain.”          consider this new venue if they are     you have the 89 in one direction
more time and improve his lan-           there are few talented prospective                                 Tom Wyman      disinclined to leash their dogs while   in the morning and the other in
guage skills.                            managers in their wake. Indeed, this                      Washington Avenue       socializing at Seale. Seale would       the afternoon). College Terrace
   Japanese is not at all an easy lan-   is a serious concern as we look to                                    Palo Alto   then return to the common use for       residents — refuse these permits.
guage to learn. I can’t thank Naka-      the future.                                                                       which it was intended.                  Stanford — get tough with your
mura sensei enough for her patient          However, it also reflects poorly      Seale for the dogs                                        Kathleen McCowin       staff and students and think about
method with our kids while teach-        on city management, which should         Editor,                                                       Ellsworth Place    what your shuttles do.”
ing and while traveling with them        have as an ongoing priority the de-       A modest proposal: Officially                                       Palo Alto

                                                                                                                                        NOTICE OF VACANCIES ON THE HUMAN
                                                                                                                                         RELATIONS COMMISSION FOR TWO,
                                                                                                                                       THREE-YEAR TERMS ENDING MARCH 31,
                                                                                                                                         2011 (TERMS OF BLUM AND SAVAGE)

                                                                                                                                 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council is seeking
                                                                                                                                 applications for the Human Relations Commission from
                                                                                                                                 persons interested in a three-year term ending March 31,

                                                                                                                                 Eligibility Requirements: Composed of seven members who
                                                                                                                                 are not Council Members, officers or employees of the City,
                                                                                                                                 who are residents of the City, and who shall be appointed by
                                                                                                                                 the Council. Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the
                                                                                                                                 second Thursday of each month.

                                                                                                                                 Duties: The Human Relations Commission has the discretion
                                                                                                                                 to act with respect to any human relations matter when
                                                                                                                                 the Commission finds that any person or group does not
                                                                                                                                 benefit fully from public or private opportunities or resources
                                                                                                                                 in the community, or is unfairly or differently treated due to
                                                                                                                                 factors of concern to the Commission: a) public or private
                                                                                                                                 opportunities or resources in the community include, but are
                                                                                                                                 not limited to, those associated with ownership and rental
                                                                                                                                 of housing, employment, education and governmental
                                                                                                                                 services and benefits; and b) factors of concern to the
                                                                                                                                 Commission include, but are not limited to, socioeconomic
                                                                                                                                 class or status, physical condition or handicap, married or
                                                                                                                                 unmarried state, emotional condition, intellectual ability,
                                                                                                                                 age, sex, sexual preference, race, cultural characteristics,
                                                                                                                                 ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship, and religious,
                                                                                                                                 conscientious or philosophical belief. The Commission shall
                                                                                                                                 conduct such studies and undertake such responsibilities
                                                                                                                                 as the Council may direct.

                                                                                                                                 Appointment information and application forms are available
                                                                                                                                 in the City Clerk’s Office, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
                                                                                                                                 (Phone: 329-2571) or may be obtained on the website at

                                                                                                                                 Deadline for receipt of applications in the City Clerk’s
                                                                                                                                 Office is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008. If one of the
                                                                                                                                 incumbents does not reapply, the deadline will be extended
                                                                                                                                 to April 22, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                            DONNA J. GRIDER
                                                                                                                                                                                   City Clerk

                                                                                                                                 PALO ALTO RESIDENCY IS A REQUIREMENT.

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     801-899                                        Barton-Holding Music Studio                                                            Mercedes 2002 ML500 SUV - $13,900.
                                                                                                                                                                                       220 Computers/
                                                    Instruction, All Levels. Roger Emanuels,
                                                                                                  Bulimic women for 1 hr interview
   ■ PUBLIC/LEGAL                                   cello and Laura Barton, vocals.
                                                                                                  Share your experiences in developing                                                 Electronics
                                                                                                  your sense of self as a woman, role                                                  new HP 14 ink cartridge - $ 5.               445 Music Classes
                                                    FUN PIANO VIOLIN GUITAR LESSONS               choices, and the struggles you encoun-                                                                                            Music lessons, voice, piano
                                                                                                                                                                                       47” Tube Lights (ea.) — F40T10 - $20
     995-997                                        Hope Street Studios
                                                                                                  tered along the way.                                                                                                              Performance. Confidence.
                                                                                                  Your story will be heard in a safe,                                                  47-inch Spectralite Shop Lights - $20 ea.    Experienced. University
The publisher waives any and all claims             In Downtown Mountain View
                                                                                                  respectful, and confidential environ-                                                                                             Instructor. 650-965-2288
or consequential damages due to errors              Most Instruments, Voice
Embarcadero Publishing Co. cannot assume            All Ages, All Levels
                                                                                                  ment, in a convenient location of your                                               230 Freebies                                 Piano Lessons in Palo Alto
responsibility for the claims or performance of                                                   choice
                                                    (650) 961-2192                                                                                                                     Free sofa bed - FREE                         Call Alita (650)838-9772
its advertisers. Embarcadero Publishing Co.
right to refuse, edit or reclassify any ad solely
at its discretion without prior notice.

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                                             500 Help Wanted                                                                                                                                               Make Money Daily! PT/FT. No
                                                                                                                                                               Wanted                                      Experience Required. Work from Home.
                                                                                                                                                               Student P/T Help                            Need Computer. Free info.
                                                                                                                                                               in exchange for room in Portola Valley.     1-800-610-1732 (AAN CAN)
                                                                                                                                                               Cooking, housework Mon., Wed.,              Mystery Shoppers
                                                                                                                                                               Thurs., 3:30-5:30. Occasional housesit-     Get paid to shop! Retail/Dining estab-
                                                                                                                                                               ting. Start 4/28. Refs. Call                lishments need undercover clients to

      Jobs                                                                                                                                                     650-854-1503, Karen

                                                                                                                                                               550 Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                           judge quality/customer service. Earn
                                                                                                                                                                                                           up to $70 a day. Call 800-901-9370
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (AAN CAN)

                                                                                                                                                               Opportunities                               Executive Director Part Time
500 Help Wanted                                                                                                                                                                                            Facilities and Move Coordinator
Allrounder for Bakery/Cafe                                                                                                                                     $700-$800K Free Cash Grants
Sympathetic, friendly person wanted                                                                                                                            Programs - 2008!, Personal bills,
for German Bakery. Allrounder needed                                                                                                                           School, Business/Housing. Approx.             General/Security
behind the counter.                                                                                                                                            $49 billion unclaimed 2007! Almost            U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
Please call: 650-941 4463                                                                                                                                      Everyone Qualifies! Live Operators 1-         $300 Sign-On Bonus
                                                                                                                                                               800-592-0362 Ext. 235. (AAN CAN)              Hiring for all shifts
Cafe Borrone
is now hiring energetic, hardworking,                                                                                                                          All Cash Candy Route                          $13.00/Hour
friendly people. Full-time and part-time                                                                                                                       30 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995.        **Guard Card Training Provided**
positions available. We will work with                                                                                                                         Be your own Boss. MultiVend LLC, 880          (650) 212-7316
your school schedule! Apply in person:                                                                                                                         Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY.
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.                                                                                                                               1-888-625-2405. (Cal-SCAN)
                                                                                                                                                               America’s Favorite Coffee
                                                                                                                                                               Dist. Guaranteed Accounts. Multi Billion    560 Employment
 Caregivers / CNAs / HHAs                                                                                                                                      $ Industry. Unlimited Profit Potential.
 Visiting Angels (Sunnvyale) has imme-                                                                                                                         Free Info. 24/7 1-800-729-4212.
 diate openings! Exp w/elderly requ-                                                                                                                           (Cal-SCAN)                                  Awesome Travel Job
 ried. Full-time, part-time, overnights                                                                                                                                                                    First Job? Great For Beginner! Travel
 & live-in. Flexible schedule, top pay,                                                                                                                                                                    USA representing Major Hip-Hop, Rock
 medical benefits & BONUSES!                                                                                                                                                                               & Roll, Fashion and Sport Publications!
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                                                                                                                                                               500 Help Wanted
                                                                                                                                                                         Multimedia Advertising
                                                                                                                                                                                  SALES CAREER
                                                                                                                                                                  Embarcadero Publishing Company publishes 6 community newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                  and produces award winning special publications and websites. Our sales
                                                                                                                                                                  division is growing and we are looking for dynamic sales reps who want to
                                                                                                                                                                  be part of a leading, locally owned, media company.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Inside Sales Reps
                                                                                                                                                                  We are looking for dynamic, outgoing, professional inside sales representa-
                                                                                                                                                                  tives who will be based in our Palo Alto office.
                                                                                                                                                                  The successful candidate will have:
                                                                                                                                                                  • Excellent communication skills: in person, on the phone, and through the
                                                                                                                                                                  • Great enthusiasm for helping small to medium sized businesses market
                                                                                                                                                                    themselves to consumers
                                                                                                                                                                  • Serious work ethic - ready to go the extra mile to service your clients
                                                                                                                                                                  • Ability to generate ideas, concepts and have the vision to present this to
                                                                                                                                                                    local and regional businesses
                                                                                                                                                                  • Ability to work in a team environment – contributing to the growth of the
                                                                                                                                                                    overall organization, as well as your specific territory/account list
                                                                                                                                                                  This position offers a base salary, commissions, 401k and excellent health
                                                                                                                                                                  If you feel you are a qualified candidate for this position and want to grow
                                                                                                                                                                  your sales career with a dynamic media company, please send your resumé to
                                                                                                                                                                                       Adam Cone, Inside Sales Manager
                                                                                                                                                                    Qualified candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

                                                                                                                           Are You our PT Sitter?             French Native Teacher                       Openings in Young 5’s for Fall
                                                                                                                           Full Time Nanny Needed!            All levels and ages. SAT, AP, conversa-

                                                                                                                           live in or live out nanny needed
                                                                                                                                                              tion for travelers and business profes-     355 Items for Sale
                                                                                                                                                              sionals.Hessen Camille Ghazal, Ph.D.        BRIO TRAIN SET
                                                                                                                           NEEDED - nanny fulltime            650/965-9696
                                                                                                                                                                                                          kids’ adidas soccer shoes, 4 1/2 - $12
                                                                                                                           Seeking Full Time Nanny!           French, Spanish for HS students
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Playmobil Fire Engines
                                                                                                                                                              Language Experts
                                                                                                                                                              Exp. European French-Spanish Teacher
                                                                                                                                                              with degree. Kids, high schoolers, spe-     390 Kids for Summer
                                                                                                                                                              cial programs for adults.                   Jobs
                                                                                                                                                              650/691-9863 650/804-5055
                                                                                                                                                                         fulltime sitter needed
                                                                                                                             Help Palo Alto Mom               Math & Spanish Specialists K-16 - $40
                                                                                                                             With 3 kids, 10:00-6:00          to $80 p/h
                                                                                                                             Car provided, $3,600/mo
Packages processing manager
                                                                                                                                                              math tutoring
                                                                                                                                                              Middle school and High school tutoring
Are you employed? Or are you looking                                             Experienced Nanny
                                                                                                                             Nanny & Family Assistant
                                                                                                                             Menlo Park, 8 yr old girl
                                                                                                                                                              at all math levels by St. Francis High
                                                                                                                                                              School student. $25/hr. Call
                                            330 Child Care                                                                                                    (650)966-8990.
for the job? Anyway try us! Our com-
pany looking for freelance workers.         Offered
                                                                                 Over 11 yrs exp. Very reliable, lov-
                                                                                 ing, CPR, Trustline registered. Clean
                                                                                                                             1:00-7:00, up to $600/wk
                                                                                                                                                              One-to-One Tutoring Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Are you looking for
Easy! Process the correspondence from
                                            “SaturDAY Nanny Av. from 8am-3pm     DMV. Avail. Mon., Wed., Fri. full days.                   650-462-4580       Physics-Chemistry-Biology Tutors                   a nanny?
our clients and earn up to 3k/month.                                             650/814-7497
                                                                                                                                                              SAT Prep In Your Home!
                                            Camp reviews -
                                                                                 Fun, BABYSITTER - Trustline                       Personalized prep from an expert.               Advertise in the
                                            Child Babysitting and Elderly Care                                                                                Perfect scorer w/ years of experience.
Restaurant                                  giving                               Great nanny looking for full tim
                                                                                                                           Weekend Nanny                      925-998-9408 or               Weekly’s Kids’
Empire Grill and Tap Room                   15 years experience                  How to fund childcare -Divorce
651 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 94301.          Excellent References                 Live Out Nanny/House Manager              345 Tutoring/                      350 Preschools/                                Stuff section and
650/321-3030. Hiring host/ess, wait-        ask for Anna
staff, bartender.                           650-324-2927                         nanny for evening or weekend
                                                                                                                           Lessons                            Schools/Camps                                 reach over 90,000
                                            Daycare has Openinigs
525 Adult Care                              Excellent n Efficient Nanny
                                                                                 340 Child Care                            Art:Classes,B-parties, Clay! -
                                                                                                                                                                      Montessori Preschool
                                                                                                                                                                Ages 3-6. Environment designed for
Wanted                                                                           Wanted                                                                              learning and exploration.
Elder Care Needed                                                                Afternoon Child Care Needed
                                                                                                                           French & Spanish for Adults
                                                                                                                                                                          650/857-0655.                            326-8216
for 1 lady. Must speak English. Good
driving record and refs reqd.
650/327-7896, 10am-6pm

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                                                                                               summer fun
                                                                                                           It’s All About The Kids


    TENNIS TENNIS!!                                                              Hola!                                                              COMPUTER AND LEGO
                                                              Easy Spanish Language Camp                                                              SUMMER CAMPS
           Alan Margot’s                                                 Where Learning is Fun!
                                                                                                                                                                       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                  World of Discovery                                                Los Altos, Palo Alto, Santa Clara,
                                                                                                                           Sunnyvale and many other locations
          @ Atherton Tennis Center
                                                                                                                           Game Design, Robotics,
          650-752-0540                        Around the world and summer fun, Come catch fun in the sun
                                                         Join the adventure it’s sure to be a ton
                                                                                                                           LEGO Projects with Motors,
                                                                                                                           3D Movie Making, JAVA Programming
                                                       Call Viviana at (650) 964-7967                                                                                                                           (650) 620-9300
                                                                                                                           LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Company, which does not own or operate this camp.

                                          Who: Girls & Boys - all ages
                                          Where: Atherton & Los Altos Hills
                                          When: 6 Sessions June16 - August 15

                                                    Beginner and Intermediate Level Camps.
                                                  We make learning the basics of lacrosse FUN!

                                                                                         Offering a blend of academics,
                                                                                     recreation and sports on our three
                                                                                   beautiful San Jose campuses - thereʼs
                                                                                     something for everyone at Harker!

      June 30 - August 1
                                                                                                                                                 Summer Camp
                                                                                                                                                 Sign up today!
                                                                                                                              Put on a whole show in 2 weeks with
                                                                                                                              costumes, sets and much more!
                                                                                                                                             (650) 568-3332                         (2nd grade-12th)

                                                           2008 HORSEMANSHIP CAMPS

              To include your                    C
                                          Winter Camp:     February 18-22
                                                           Fb       18 22       S      C
                                                                                Summer Camps:
                                          Spring Camp:     March 17-21            Session I:         June 16-June 27
             school or camp in                             April 14-18            Session II:        June 30-July 11
                                          1 Day Mini Camps: May 31 & June 7       Session III:       July 14-25
               Summer Fun,                                                        Session IV:        July 28-August 8
                 Please call              Advanced Camp: June 16-19               Session V:         August 11-22

                                                              725 Portola Rd., Portola Valley
                650-326-8210                          (650) 851-1114

                 Irene x213
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                                                                                                                                                                          summer fun
                                                                                                                                                                                         It’s All About The Kids

                                                         All-Sports Camp                                                                                                                 Joy! Arts Camp 2008
                                                                                                            Ba                                                                         August 4 - 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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                       ce                                                                                        tba                                                                  Where kids K - 6th Grade Explore Joy!
                     oc                                                                                                                                                         Through Visual, Musical, Movement & Culinary Art
                    S                      Menlo Summer                                                             ll                                                              Foothills Congregational Church
                                                                                                                                                                        461 Orange Ave, Los Altos 650.948.8430
                                            Sports Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                         International School of the Peninsula
                                              Programs begin June 9


                      Camps for K-7 boys & girls in a variety of activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                         6/23 - 7/3                       Globetrotter’s                     Free bus service from Palo Alto
                                    650-330-2001 x2758                                                                                                                                                   7/7 - 7/18                       Food Delights
                  im                                                                                               all                                                                                   7/21 - 8/1                       Under the Tropics
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                      ng                                                                                      Ba                                                     (650) 251-8519 • •
                                                                Tie-Dye                                                                                              3233 Cowper Street (N-K) & 151 Laura Lane (1st - 8th)

                              Summer at Saint Francis                                                                                                                                                   cience & Nature Adventures
                                                                                                                                                                                                       for Kid Explorers
                                                                                                                                                                                                       (for campers entering Grades 1-5)
                                           high school

                                                                                        sports & activity
                                                                                                                                                                                            Living in California: What makes our area unique?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Day Trippers: Daily Natural Science Field Trips
                                                                                                                                                                                            Energy & Natural resources
                                                                                                                                                             9 am to 4 pm daily at Keys School in Palo Alto; Extended care available.
                                                                                                                                                             June 23-27 & July 7-11 $330/week                 Extended Day: $40 per week
                                                                                                                                                                ($310/week if registered before April 15)                                                                      To include your
                                                                        middle school

                                                                                                                                         advanced sports

                                                                                                                                                             June 30-July 3: $110/day or $400/session         Extended Day: $10 extra per day

                                                                                                                                                             For more information, or to register for S.N.A.K.E. Camp, go to                           school or camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Summer Fun,
        freshman experience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please call
         Register online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Irene x213

Data Entry Processors                             Outdoor Youth Counselor                         628 Graphics/                                                                                                704 Audio/Visual                                              Housecleaning Available
Needed! Earn $3,500-$5,000 Weekly                 Do you love the outdoors and helping                                                                      Dog Training Classes                                                                                             18 years exp. Excellent refs. Good
Working from Home! Guaranteed                     troubled teens? Immediate                       Webdesign                                                 Saturday mornings at Woodland                      AV Pros                                                       rates, own car. Maria, 650/323-2363
Paychecks! No Experience Necessary!               openings at Eckerd outdoor therapeutic                                                                    School, Portola Valley                             Custom Home Theater, DirecTV                                  or 650/207-4609 (cell)
                                                                                                  PA Website Designer                                                                                          sales/instal. Speakers/voice/data. Flat
Positions Available Today! Register               programs in NC, TN, GA, FL, VT, NH                                                                        Starts Sat., April 26
                                                                                                                                                                             screen HDTV. Install Antennas. Security
Online Now!                                       and RI. Year-round residential position,                                                                  *Puppy and Beginner (AAN CAN)               free room & board, competitive salary,                                                                    *Private lessons available                         Cameras, inwall wiring. Insured.
                                                  benefits. Info and apply online: www.           645 Office/Home                                           *Expd, qualified instructors                       (650)965-8498                                                 Irene’s Housekeeping Services
Drivers                                  Or fax                                                                                   Please call 650/851-5500 box 4 to                                                                                Affordable, prof. and personal-
Sponsored CDL Training. No Experience             resume to Career Advisor/AN,
                                                                                                  Business Services                                         register.                                          710 Carpentry                                                 ized. Special requests welcome.
Needed! Earn $40k-$75k in your new                727-442-5911. EOE/DFWP (AAN CAN)                Advertise!                                                                                                                                                                 Compassionate to senior needs. Can
                                                                                                  Newspaper advertising works! Reach                                                                           Cabinetry-Individual Design
career! Stevens Transport will sponsor                                                                                                                                                                         Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling                                work around kids. Great refs.
the total cost of your CDL training!              Post Office Now Hiring!                         6 million Californians! 240 newspapers                                                                                                                                     650/814-6297
                                                                                                  statewide. $550 for a 25-word clas-                                                                          Mantels, Bookcases, Workplaces
Excellent Benefits & 401K! No Money               Average pay $20/hr or $57K/yr                                                                                                                                Wall Units, Window Seats
Down! No Credit Checks! EOE. Call Now!            includes Federal Benefits and OT.               sified ad. Call (916) 288-6019 eliza-
                                                                                                                                                                       Ned Hollis 650-856-9475
1-800-358-9512, 1-800-333-8595.                   Placed by adSource, not affiliated w/ (Cal-SCAN)                  USPS who hires. 1-866-616-7019.                 (Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                       Jose’s Janitorial Service
                                                  (AAN CAN)                                       Display Advertising!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               715 Cleaning                                                   Professional House Cleaning, Offices
Drivers - CDL Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Window Washing * Commercial
$0 down, financing by Central
                                                                                                  Reach over 3 million Californians in 140                                                                     Services                                                           Residential * Husband & Wife
                                                                                                  community newspapers. Cost $1,800

Refrigerated. Drive for Central, earn up                                                                                                                                                                       2 person team.                                                      References (650)322-0294
                                                                                                  for a 3.75”x2” display ad (Super value                                                                       We do the same service as everyone
to $40k+ 1st year! 1-800-587-0029

                                                                                                  that works out to about $12.86 per                                                                           else-but the difference is: "we love to do
x4779.                                                                 newspaper). Call (916) 288-6019 eliza-
(Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                                                     it!" Steam spot clng avail Lic.# 28276,

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call (650)369-7570                                            Luz All in One Cleaning
Drivers - Regional Runs                                                                           (Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                           10 years experience. Any time, any
Van and Flatbed. Ask about qualify-
ing for 5 raises in a year! No exp?
CDL Training available. Tuition reim-
bursement. 877-232-2386 www.                      604 Adult Care
                                                                                                  News or Press Release Service?
                                                                                                  The California Press Release Service is
                                                                                                  the only service with 500 current daily,
                                                                                                  weekly and college newspaper contacts
                                                                                                                                                                 Services                                      Affordable Housecleaning Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Your Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Refs avail. 20 yrs. exp. Reliable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             place. Excellent references.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             650/322-1520; 650/815-8308

                                                                                                                                                                                                               650-222-0058 (Cal-SCAN)                                                                  in California. Questions call (916) 288-                 701 AC/Heating
                                                  Offered                                         6010. www.CaliforniaPressReleaseServi                                                                        Best Housecleaner 10 yrs. exp.                                Marias Housecleaning Services
Drivers: ASAP!                                                                           (Cal-SCAN)                                        Andre Ballowe Services                              *No job too small* Free estimates                             Res/Comml. Personal service. Ironing.
Sign-On Bonus. 35-42 cpm. Earn over               Elderly Care Offered                                                                                                                                         650-679-2066                                                  Mon-Sat. 10 yrs exp, refs, free est. Call
$1000 weekly. Excellent Benefits.                 Licensed. 25 years exp. Live in/out                                                                      703 Architecture/
Need CDL-A and 3 months recent OTR                and hourly. Alzheimer’s care. Emma,             648 Horses-                                                                                                  Cici’s Housecleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Maria: 650/328-6952; cell,
required. 1-800-635-8669. (Cal-SCAN)              650/630-0174; 650/630-3345;                     Boarding/Training                                        Design                                              20 yrs. exp. Excellent references.
                                                  650/630-3819                                                                                             Design/Permits                                      Service for your home or business.
                                                                                                  Barn and Corral                                                                                              Legal res. Call (650)464-6715
Earn Extra Income                                                                                                                                          One Stop Place for Your Remodeling
                                                  Geriatric Care Management —-                    For 1 horse. Feed and clean incl. $420                                                                                                                                     Mendez Cleaning Service 10 yrs.
assembling CD cases from Home. Start                                                                                                                       Design needs. Complete Plans include
                                                  Clark Consulting 650-879-9030                   mo. 650/851-7834                                                                                               Complete Housecleaning Service                              Res/comml. Daily, weekly, monthly.
Immediately. No                                                                                                                                            Structural Engineering and Energy
Experience Necessary. 1-800-405-
                                                                                                  650 Pet Care/                                            Compliance (T-24). ADW 650/969-4980                          oo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           & Help at Parties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Much To Do                                      Help at parties. Construction clean up.
7619 ext. 150 http://www.easywork-                624 Financial                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lic’d. Residential. Good refs, rates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3 HR Minimum (AAN CAN)                                                                            Grooming/Training                                         Envision Interiors                                  Dial A Maid                    Available Mon-Sat.            Cell: 650-630-1566 or 650-364-3149
                                                  Credit Repair                                                                                             Interior Design on any budget www.                                             We clean the way you want!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Call Ann
Home Refund Jobs!                                 Erase bad credit legally. Money back             All Animals Happy House                        
Earn $3,500-$5000 Weekly Processing               warranty, FREE - consultation and infor-         Pet Sitting Services by Susan                                                                                 (650) 948-2599 (408) 737-1741
Company Refunds Online! Guaranteed                mation: 1-866-410-7676 http://www.                                                                                                                                 Est. 1982 Lic/Bond   Navarro Housecleaning
                                                                                                   Licensed, insured, refs.                                                                                                                                                  Home and Office. Weekly, bi-weekly.
Paychecks! No Experience Needed!                               650-323-4000                                  
Positions Available Today! Register               (AAN CAN)                                                                                                Artful & budget-conscious residential               Francisca Deep Housecleaning                                  Floors, windows, carpets. Free est.,
Online Now! http://www.RebateWork.                                                                                                                         design. (415) 334-2291                              Good refs and exp. 650-771-1414 or                            good refs., 15 years exp.
com (AAN CAN)                                                                                                                                                                                                  650-298-8212                                                  650/853-3058; 650/796-0935
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                             TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS
                                                GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM                                                                                                
                                                                                          751 General                               Larry’s Handyman Service
                                             Gaeta's Landscape                            Contracting
                                                                                                                                    Various Repairs/Installations Plumbing,
                                                                                                                                    electrical, locks, screens, blinds, gut-
                                                                                                                                                                                Farias Painting
                                                                                                                                                                                Interior/Exterior. Drywall, crown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OZZIES TREE SERVICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Certified arborist, 22 yrs exp. Tree
                                                 Complete Garden Maintenance                                                        ters, chalking, odd jobs, etc. 12 yrs.      moulding, baseboards. Avail.                  trimming, removals and stump grind-
                                               Pavers, flagstone, brick work, BBQs,       A European Contractor                                                                 24/7. 25 yrs exp. 650/814-1910;               ing. Free chips and wood. Free est.
                                                                                          For all your construction needs           exp. Quality work. 650-856-0831
                                                                                                                                                                                650/248-6911 (c)                              Lic. and insured. 650/ 368-8065;
                                                  sprinkler, retaining walls, wood        Call Sheila: 650/861-2274                 Palo Alto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cell 650/704-5588
                                               fences, lights. Refs & Free Estimate!                                                                                           Gary Rossi PAINTING
                                                     (650) 368-1458                          A B WEST                                                                          Residential/Commercial. Wall paper

                                              GENERAL GARDENING
                                                                                              • Remodels • Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                               removal. Lic. (#559953) and Bonded.
                                                                                                                                                                               Free est. 650/345-4245
                                                                                           • Tile • Carpentry • Decks                                                            HDA Painting & Drywall
                                                   Clean up • Pruning • Removal
                                              Sprinkler System Repair • Free Estimates     • Elec/Plumbing • Painting                                                            Exterior & Interior Painting
                                              Good References • New Lawn Installation                                                                                            Complete Drywall Service
                                                                                                   Call E. Marchetti
Ramos Cleaning Services                               JOSE MARTINEZ                                for Free Estimate                                                             13 Yrs Exp. • Licensed •
Residential & commercial. Free esti-          lic. # 50337 (650) 271-4448                      Excellent Local References
                                                                                                                                    759 Hauling                                  650/207-7703                                801 Apartments/
mates, reasonable prices, 10 yrs. exp.                                                                                                                                 
Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. Please call
Doris 650-678-4792 Lic: 10929
                                                                                           (650) 347-8359 Lic.#623885                 ATLAS HAULING                                                                          Condos/Studios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1,850/mo
Rosa’s House Cleaning                                                                                                                  Commercial & Residential                                                              Mountain View, Studio BR/1 BA - $1175
18 yrs exp. exc refs, friendly, reliable                                                                                                Reasonable & Reliable                                                                Mountain View, Studio BR/1 BA - $1125
Rosa 650-743-3059
Rosario’s Housecleaning
                                                                                                         CRC                           • Free Estimates                                                                      MP: Studio
                                                                                               CUSTOM BUILDERS                         • Furniture • Trash                                                                   Large studio. Like new, premier build-
Good rates. Experienced. Good refer-
ences. Free est. 650/703-3026                                                                           Home Additions                 • Appliances                                                                          ing, A/C, phone entry, gated gar., pool,
                                                                                                                                       • Wood • Yard Waste                                                                   free cable. N/P. $1050 mo. and up.
Sandra’s Housecleaning                                                                                             Kitchen and                                                                                               650/325-7863
Good refs/qual. Clean house/ apts/win-
                                             H AND H GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE                                       Bath Remodels          • Construction • Debris
                                             Need help with your gardening or                                                                                                                                                Mv 650 465-3846, 2 BR/2 BA - $1845
dows. 650-759-2960
                                             landscaping job.monthly maintenance
                                                                                                                                       • Rental Clean-Up
                                                                                                            (650) 592-1232                                                                                                   MV: 1BR Senior Apts
 Yanet’s House Cleaning
                                             and new landscaping We are here to                                                             7 DAYS A WEEK!                                                                   Waiting list open. Central Park
                                             help. Free estimates. We are licensed                          (650) 222-4010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Apartments, 90 Sierra Vista Ave.
         15 years experience                 and insured.
                                             paulino 650-537-0804, paulinovalle@           Since 1977      (408) 888-0445                                                                        Application dates: Tues. 9-12 only
 Reasonable Rates - Guaranteed Work                                                                                                                                             STYLE PAINTING                               or Thur. 1-4pm only. 650/964-5600
                                                                                     Lic # B(HIC)-330527           No Job Too Big Or Small!                                                               Section 8 and vouchers OK
   Move in or Move out - $15/hour                                                                                                                                               Interior/exterior. Quality prep to
           Free Estimates                                                                                                                                                       finish. Owner operated. Reasonable           PA: 1BR/1BA
                                                     Japanese Gardener                    D.A.S. Construction                        J&G HAULING SERVICE                        prices. Lic 903303. 650/388-8577             Patio, pool, laundry, covered prkng.
 Cell (650) 630-3279 (650) 906-7712               Maintenance * Garden works
                                                      Clean ups * Pruning                                                            Misc. junk, office, appliances,                                                         $1200 mo. Info, 650/796-7096
                                                   (650)327-6283, evenings                                                           garage, storage, etc, clean-ups. Old
719 Remodeling/                                                                                                                      furniture, refrigerators, freezers.
                                                                                                                                     FREE ESTIMATES 650/368-8810
                                                                                                                                                                                Wallpapering by Trish                         GREAT LOCATION!
                                                                                                                                                                                24 years of experience                             CUTE AND COZY 1BR/1BA $1450 OR
Additions                                    Jesus Garcia Landscaping                                                                                                           Free Estimates                                      MODERN 1BR/BA $1,895 AND UP
                                             Maintenance - Sprinklers - New Fences.                                                                                             949-1820                                           WASHER AND DRYER IN EVERY HOME!
Andre Ballowe Services
                                             (650)366-4301 ask for Jesus or                                                                                                                                                        HIGH CEILINGS, SUNNY, A/C, D/W
                                                                                                    GENERAL CONTRACTOR
                                             Carmen                                                     License #907806                                                                                                           NEAR GUNN HS, STANFORD/PAGE MILL
                                             JR’s Garden Maintenance
  GENERAL CONTRACTOR                         Residential clean up, trimming, new
                                                                                                  * Additions                                                                  775 Asphalt/                                             (650) 320-8500
      NEW Construction                       lawn and sprinkler installations. 14 yrs             * Light Commercial
       ROOM Additions                        exp. Great refs. Jose, 650/743-0397                                                                                               Concrete                                      Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA
 KITCHEN & BATH Remodeling
                                                                                                  * New Construction                                                           Roe General Engineering                       Downtown PA with deck. 4 blocks from
                                             Landas Gardening/Landscaping                                                                                                      Asphalt * Paving * Sealing                    Stanford. $1400-$1600.
     Cal. Lic. #627843 • Bonded • Insured
                                             Service Maintenance                                  * Demo & Clean-Up
         650-366-8335                                                                                                                                                          New Construction and Repairs                  510 847-7157
                                             Clean-ups, new lawns, tree cutting/                     (650) 482-9090                                                            30 years exp. No job too small
                                             trimming. Ramon (510) 494-1691,                                                                                                                                                 Palo Alto, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $2900/mont
                                                                                                  Fax (650) 234-1045                                                           Lic #663703 * 650/814-5572
726 Decor & Drapery                          650/576-6242 Excel. Ref’s!                                                                                                                                                      Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $5500/mo.
Design Impact                                                                              WWW.DJMCCANNCONSTRUCTION.COM                                                        779 Organizing                                Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA - $4500/mont
Blinds, shades, shutters,drapery, cur-            Landscape
tains and valances.                               & Irrigation                             NOTICE TO READERS
                                                                                                                                                                               Services                                      803 Duplex
Contact: Asmita Deshpande                                                                  California law requires that contrac-    JunkGeneral/Eco-Dumpster                   End the Clutter & Get Organized               Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $2800/mont
Phone: 408-568-6947                                  • Repair/Install                                                                                                          Residential organizing
                                                                                           tors taking jobs that total $500 or
                                                     • Timer/Drip, Spray                                                                                                       by Debra Robinson
730 Electrical
                                                                                           more (labor and/or materials) be         767 Movers                                 (650)941-5073                                 805 Homes for Rent
                                                                                           licensed by the Contractors State                                                                                                 LA: 2BR/1BA
Alex Electric                                   650.793.5047                               License Board. State law also                                                       Put order back in your life!                  Plus office. Hardwood flrs., oak kit.,
Lic #784136. Free Est.                                                                     requires that contractors include                                                   Get Organized Today                           frplc, dbl. gar. Lg yard w/gardener. N/
All electrical                                                                             their license numbers on all advertis-                                                             S. $2795 mo. Open Sat.-Sun., 2-4pm.
Alex, (650)366-6924                           Leo Garcia Landscape/                        ing. Check your contractor’s status                                                 Cristina at 650-302-5294
                                              Maintenance                                                                                                                                                                    2037 Farndon Ave. 650/493-4386
                                                                                           at or 800-321-
                                              Lawn & Irrig. install, retain walls.
 Stewart Electric
                                              Res & Co. maint., tree trim/removal.
                                                                                           CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons                                                     783 Plumbing                                  Los Altos, 2 BR/1 BA - $2795. Mon
 Residential Electric                                                                      taking jobs that total less than $500
                                              Clean-ups, grdn lighting, cust.                                                                                                  Bayshore Plumbers
 & Lighting Services.                                                                      must state in their advertisements
                                              arbors. Install: Fences, decks,                                                                                                  Lic. #905661. Service, drains and
 Lic #745186                                                                               that they are not licensed by the
                                              flagstone, paver. Free Est. Lic’d.                                                                                               repairs. 21 years exp., comml./
 (408)745-7115 or (408)368-6622                                                            Contractors State License Board.
                                              (650)369-1477                                                                                                                    residential. Insured. 650-323-6464 or
737 Fences & Gates                                                                                                                                                             He-Man Plumbing
                                              Luis Vargas Gardening
                                                                                          757 Handyman/                                                                        Serving Menlo Park and Palo Alto
 Fences - Decks - Retaining Walls                                                                                                                                              650/222-7953
 Stairs. Reasonable prices. Lic.
                                              Complete Garden/Landscape
                                              Maintenance * Sprinklers Repairs *
 #786158. Al, 650/269-7113 or                                                                                                                                                  Very Reasonable Plumbing
                                              Clean up * Replants     Flagstone *           Tiling & Stone Solutions                                                           Drains, Repairs and Installation. 20 yrs
 650/853-0824                                 Patios * Pavers Excellent Local Refs         Tub, Shower, Kitchen, Fireplace.                                                    exp. Very fast and efficient service.
                                              650/796-1954                                 Repairs & new installations.                                                        Jimmy, 968-7187                                Menlo Park, 4 BR/2.5 BA
                                                                                           Reasonable. Since 1985. Free esti-       768 Moving                                                                                4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home Sharon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Heights, 2 fireplaces,
748 Gardening/                               M. Sanchez General Landscaping
                                                                                           mates. Raymond (650)815-6114
                                                                                                                                    Assistance                                 787 Pressure                                   dining room, family room, living
                                             and Design
Landscaping                                  Concrete, patios, driveways, flagstone,      A European Craftsmanship
                                                                                                                                    Armandos Moving Labor Service              Washing                                        room, master bedroom with patio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              doors to yard/pool.
                                                                                                                                    Home, Apts, Storage. House cleaning
           Beckys Landscape                  lacking pavers, new lawns, planting, irri-   Kitchen and Bath Remodeling.              services avail. Sm/lrg moves. Serving                                                     Great Las Lomitas schools
   Weekly, Biweekly & Periodic Maint.        gation, garden lighting, clean-ups. New      For All Your Repair Needs. Plumbing,      the Bay Area for 20 yrs. Armando,                                                         no smoking, pets negotiable
  Annual Rose, Fruit Tree Pruning, Yard      installation & repairs. Lic.#860920          Finish Carpentry and More. Licensed.      650/630-0424. Lic #22167                                                                  $6,500 a month includes the gar-
    Clean-ups, Demolition, Excavation,       (650)444-7072, 342-1392                      650/270-7726                                                                                                                        dener and pool service
 Irrigation, Sod, Planting, Raised Beds,
                                                                                                                                    771 Painting/                                                                             Dan or Janet 650 854-7276 or
     Ponds, Fountains, Patios, Decks.         Maintenance                                   Able Handyman Fred                                                                                                                415 730-5757
              650/493-7060                    Clean up, trim, pruning, stump               Complete home repairs,                   Wallpaper
Ceja’s Home & Garden Landscape                removal/tree service, rototilling,
                                              aeration, landscaping, drip and sprin-       maintenance, remod., prof.                                                                                                        MV: 4BR/2BA
Sprinklers, Sod, tree trimming, Stump                                                                                                Christine’s Wallpapering
                                              kler. Roger, 650/776-8666                    painting, carpentry, plumbing,            Interior Painting                                                                       Refrig., pets negot. Close to downtown
Removal. Cleanups. Maint. Free Est.                                                                                                                                                                                          area. Avail. 5/1. $3195 mo.
15 yrs.                                                                                    elect. & custom design                    Removal/Prep * Since 1982                 789 Plaster/Stucco                            650/968-2647
814-1577;                                                          cabinets. 7 days.                         Lic. #757074 * 650-593-1703               Exterior Stucco Patching
                                             Pats Landscape Service
                                             Rose Care Specialist                          650.529.1662 • 483.4227                                                             Windows & Doors. Crack Repair. 30
                                             Horticulture Degree, 20 yrs.                                                                                                      yrs. exp. (650)248-4205
                                             Full maint., free estimates.                 Al Trujillo Handyman Service
                                                                                          Int./Ext. painting* Kit./BA Improv.,                                                 790 Roofing
                              • LANDSCAPE
                              • SPRINKLER
                                             Patrick, 650/218-0592
                                             Shubha Landscape Design
                                             Shubha Landscape Design
                                                                                          Dry Rot, Flooring Install, Homes/Apt.
                                                                                          Repairs, Auto Sprinkler, Landscapes,
                                                                                          Fences. 20yrs. 650-207-1306
                                                                                                                                                                                                A-Ricky Roofing                      It’s a
• NEW LAWNS                     SYSTEMS      (650) 321-1600 LIC # 852075                  Dennis Harris, Handyman Services                      Interior & Exterior
                                                                                                                                                                                                               LIC# 891684       HUMMER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Residential Property Management
  FREE ESTIMATE            (650)367-1420
                                                                                                                                           Great Refs & Low Rates               Specialist in all types of Roofs & Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                   Aluminum Gutters & Clean-outs              RENTAL HOMES NEEDED
Flores Gardening Service                      Total Landscape                                                                       Lic. 52643 (650) 575-2022
General clean ups, pruning, trimming,
tree work. Sprinkler syst. Local for 35
                                              Irrigation, Lawn, Concrete,
                                              Driveways, Flagstone, Bricks,                                                         DECORATIVE PAINT SOLUTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                               650.814.2915 408.561.2051
                                                                                                                                                                                FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              650 851-7054
years, free est. 650/948-8965                                                                                                       Visit                                                                       ITSAHUMMER.COM
                                              Pavers, Fences, Decks and Garden
                                              Maint. CA Lic #755857.                                                                Free Estimates (415) 516-1480
                                                                                                                                                                               795 Tree Care                                 Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $3850/mont
                                                                                                                                                                               PALO ALTO TREE SERVICE                        Redwood City (emerald Hills), 4 BR/3.5
                                                                                                                                     Don Pohlman’s Painting                    Business/Res. Tree Removal and stump          BA - $4595
                                                                                                                                     * Detailed Craftsmanship                  grinding. Certified/Ins. 18 yrs exp. Free     Redwood City (emerald Hills), 5+
                                                                                                                                     * Excel. Restorative Prep                 estimate. Lic. #819244.                       BR/4+ BA - $5995
                                                                                                                                     * Great Local References                  650/380-2297
                                                                                                                                     650/799-7403 * Lic. 635027                                                              Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $2400/mo

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809 Shared Housing/                          El Paso, Texas
                                             Land Liquidation. 20 acre ranches, near                                                 The Principal place of business is           listed herein on 3/10/08.                    Santa Clara County:
                                                                                                                                     in San Mateo County and a current            This statement was filed with the            ABILITIES UNITED
Rooms                                        Booming El Paso, Texas. $14,900,
                                                                                                                                     Fictitious Business Name Statement is        County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         525 E. Charleston Rd.
                                             $200 down/$145 monthly (10%/225
Los Altos, 1 BR/1 BA - work/excha            months). Money back guarantee. Free                                                     on file at the County Clerk-Recorder’s       County on March 10, 2008.                    Palo Alto, CA 94306
Mv Near Pa, 2 BR/1 BA - $850/month
Palo Alto, 1 BR/4+ BA - $680/month
Redwood City, 2BR/1BA
                                             maps/pictures. Sunset Ranches:

                                             Homes for $30,000
                                                                                               Public                                office of said county.
                                                                                                                                     JAMES ARTHUR HEEBNER
                                                                                                                                     805 Roble Ave #6
                                                                                                                                     Menlo Park, CA 94025
                                                                                                                                     This business is being conducted by an
                                                                                                                                                                                  (PAW March 21, 28, April, 4, 11, 2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This business is owned by a corpora-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Registrant began transacting business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               under the fictitious business name(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               listed herein on 4/11/1994.

Share sunny 3BR/2BA home. Quiet,             Buy foreclosures! Must sell now! 1-4                                                                                                 File No. 506711
                                                                                                                                     individual.                                  The following individual(s) is (are) doing   This statement was filed with the
mature and responsible. Must love            bedrooms. For listings, call
                                                                                                                                      Registrant has not yet begun to             business as, Moejo, 1044 Maddux              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
animals! No smoking, drinking, drugs.        1-800-903-7136. (AAN CAN)
                                                                                                                                     transact business under the fictitious       Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara      County on March 19, 2008.
Available 3.29. Prefer vegetarian. Rent                                                                                              business name(s) listed herein. This                                                      (PAW March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2008)
+ 1/2 utils.                                 Nevada 5 Acres                                                                                                                       County:
                                                                                                                                     statement was filed with the County          JO L. JACKSON
                                             Priced for Quick Sale. $24,900.                                                         Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County
810 Cottages for                             Beautiful building site with electric &                                                                                              1044 Maddux Drive                            BUENDIA PALANA ENTERPRISE
                                                                                        995 Fictitious Name                          on March 11, 2008.                           Palo Alto, CA 94303
                                             county maintained roads. 360 degree                                                                                                                                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                                                                     (PAW March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2008)
Rent                                         views. Great recreational opportunities.
                                                                                        Statement                                                                                   This business is owned by an indi-         STATEMENT
                                             Financing available. Call now!                                                          KIFER INVESTMENT                             vidual.                                      File No. 507268
Los Altos, Studio
                                             1-877-349-0822. (Cal-SCAN)                 MIDTOWN ENGINEERING AND                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     Registrant began transacting business        The following individual(s) is (are) doing
$1200/mo Los Altos Studio Cottage
                                                                                        SURVEYING                                    STATEMENT                                    under the fictitious business name(s)        business as, Buendia Palana Enterprise,
for 1 person. Avail 4/1. Quiet, prvt ent
                                             New Arizona Land Rush!                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     File No. 506498                              listed herein on 02/14/2008.                 300 Curtner Ave., Apt. G, Palo Alto, CA
& patio. Rcnt rmdl & appli.basic utls
                                             1 or 2-1/2 “Football Field” Sized Lots!    STATEMENT                                    The following individual(s) is (are) doing   This statement was filed with the            94306, Santa Clara County:
incl. No smkg. (650)339-1175.
                                             $0 Down. $0 Interest. $159-$208 per        File No. 506308                              business as, Kifer Investment, 2500 El       County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         ELPIDIO C. PALANA JR.
MP: 1BR/1BA                                  month! Money Back Guarantee! 1-888-        The following individual(s) is (are) doing   Camino Real, Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA        County on March 12, 2008.                    300 Curtner Ave., Apt. G
small, quiet attached cottage. 200           806-2831 or www.SunSitesLandRush.          business as, MidTown Engineering and         94306, Santa Clara County:                   (PAW March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2008)        Palo Alto, CA 94306
block Willow Rd. $950 mo., utils. incl.      com (Cal-SCAN)                             Surveying, 528 Kendall Ave., Suite           GEORGE O. MCKEE                              THE MASTER SILICON PAINTING                  SATRUNINA B. PALANA
Carport, garden. Share W/D, patio.                                                      14, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara         21 Atherton Avenue                           EAST AND WEST BAY PAINTING                   300 Curtner Ave., Apt. G
N/P, N/S. 650/326-7679                                                                  County:                                      Atherton, CA 94027                           DOLPHINES PAINTING                           Palo Alto, CA 94306
                                             New Mexico Ranch Dispersal                 KENNETH KONG-NAN YANG                        FRANK L. CRIST, III                          REDWOOD PAINTING                               This business is owned by husband
                                             New to Market! 140 acres - $89,900.
815 Rentals Wanted                           River Access. Northern New Mexico.
                                                                                        528 Kendall Ave., Suite 14
                                                                                        Palo Alto, CA 94306
                                                                                                                                     9 Del Fina Place, #206                       FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     & wife.
                                                                                                                                     Carmel Valley, CA 93924                      STATEMENT                                      Registrant began transacting business
1 BR or cottage wanted                       Cool 6,500’ elevation with stunning          This business is being conducted by        MICHELLE EHLERS                              File No. 506047                              under the fictitious business name(s)
                                             views. Great tree cover including          an individual.
Got Needs? I can help...                                                                                                             8141 E. Sand Flower Drive                    The following individual(s) is (are)         listed herein on Feb. 14, 2008.
                                             Ponderosa, rolling grassland and rock        Registrant began transacting business      Scottsdale, AZ 85262                         doing business as, 1.) The Master            This statement was filed with the
July, August rental for family               outcroppings. Abundant wildlife, great     under the fictitious business name(s)        JAMES M. CRIST                               Silicon Painting, 2.) East and West          County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
                                             hunting. EZ terms. Call NML&R, Inc.        listed herein on June 2002.
PA: Small House                                                                                                                      810 Bruce Ave.                               Bay Painting, 3.) Dolphines Painting,        County on March 25, 2008.
                                             1-866-360-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                 This statement was filed with the
wanted by Stanford Alum. Near Palo                                                                                                   Palo Alto, CA 94303                          4.) Redwood Painting, 990 Minnesota          (PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)
Alto High School beginning Summer                                                       County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         KRISTEN B. WINSLOW                           Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara
                                             Southern Colorado Ranch                    County on March 4, 2008.                                                                                                               MANGO CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT
2008. Excel. credit, refs. Long term                                                                                                 1037 Hometown Way                            County:                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                             Sale 35 Acres- $29,900. Spectacular        (PAW March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2008)
possible. 650/327-1735 or email                                                                                                      Pleasanton, CA 94566                         MORA’S PAINTING, INC.                        STATEMENT
                                             Rocky Mountain Views Year round
                                                                                        MAVERICK’S PRINTING                          KATHERINE CRIST                              990 Minnesota Ave.                           File No. 506964
Phd Student looking for studio               access, elec/tele included. Excellent
                                                                                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     925 Shore Pine Court                         San Jose, CA 95125                           The following individual(s) is (are)
                                             Financing available w/low down pay-
Preschool Teacher seeks rental                                                          STATEMENT                                    Fort Collins, CO 80525                        This business is owned by a corpora-        doing business as, Mango Caribbean
                                             ment. Call Red Creek Land Co. Today!
                                                                                        File No. 506084                              CRIST FAMILY TRUST DATED 10/29/80            tion.                                        Restaurant, 435 Hamilton Ave., Palo
rental wanted for summer                     1-866-696-5263 x3469. (Cal-SCAN)
                                                                                        The following individual(s) is (are) doing   FRANK LEE CRIST JR. and                      Registrant has not yet begun to              Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County:
RENTAL, SEMI-RETIRED NURSE                                                              business as, Maverick’s Printing, 250        CAROLYN GAY CRIST, TRUSTEES                  transact business under the fictitious       WINSTON WINT
                                             Utah Ranch Dispersal                                                                    No. 6 Rumsen Trace
                                             Experience the fun and relaxation of       Wilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306,                                                       business name(s) listed herein. This         120 West Third Ave., # 703
Seeking quiet studio/1BR                                                                Santa Clara County:                          Carmel, CA 93923                             statement was filed with the County
                                             having your own 40 acres in the great                                                                                                                                             San Mateo, CA 94402
                                                                                        ALEX MCMANIGILL                              ALLEN W. KOERING                             Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County           This business is owned by an indi-
820 Home Exchanges                           outdoor recreational area of the Uintah                                                 10949 Magdalena Ave.
                                             Basin. Starting at only $29,900. Call      250 Wilton Avenue                                                                         on February 27, 2008.                        vidual.
ARCHITECT on call                                                                       Palo Alto, CA 94306                          Los Altos Hills, CA 94022                    (PAW March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2008)           Registrant began transacting business
                                             UTLR 1-888-693-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                                                         ANN M. CRIST
                                                                                        MICHELLE MCMANIGILL                                                                       DOG TOWN PALO ALTO                           under the fictitious business name(s)
                                                                                        250 Wilton Avenue                            113 Otay Street                                                                           listed herein on 3/1/08.
825 Homes/Condos                             Waterfront Homesites                       Palo Alto, CA 94306                          San Mateo, CA 94403                          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This statement was filed with the
                                             from $134,900 Gated community                                                           DAVID BANKS                                  STATEMENT
for Sale                                     w/ private marina. Grand Lake of the
                                                                                         This business is being conducted by
                                                                                                                                     14835 Stagecoach                             File No. 506954                              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
                                                                                        husband & wife.                                                                           The following individual(s) is (are) doing   County on March 19, 2008.
Belmont, 2 BR/1 BA - $699,000                Cherokees in northeast Oklahoma. Very      Registrant has not yet begun to              Sisters, OR 97759-9566
                                             Limited Supply. www.SeeThePreserv                                                                                                    business as, Dog Town Palo Alto, 540         (PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)
Menlo Park, 4 BR/3 BA - $3,395,000                                                      transact business under the fictitious        This business is owned by a general
                                    1-877-909-5253                                                         partnership.                                 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa       RED WINDOW CATERING
                                                                                        business name(s) listed herein. This                                                      Clara County:
Menlo Park, 5+ BR/4+ BA - $4100000           x3966. (Cal-SCAN)                          statement was filed with the County           Registrant has not yet begun to                                                          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                                                                     transact business under the fictitious       LORI SCHMALZ                                 STATEMENT
Mountain View, 2 BR/1.5 BA -                                                            Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County                                                      1192 Essex Lane
                                                                                        on February 28, 2008.                        business name(s) listed herein. This                                                      File No. 506965
$580,000                                     855 Real Estate                            (PAW March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2008)        statement was filed with the County          Foster City, CA 94404                        The following individual(s) is (are) doing
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $1,698,000                                                                                                    Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County          This business is owned by an indi-          business as, Red Window Catering, 435
                                             Services                                   FRESA                                        on March 10, 2008.                           vidual.                                      Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301,
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $1,329,000                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                                                                   Registrant has not yet begun to             Santa Clara County:
                                             5BR Homes From $15, 200                                                                 (PAW March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2008)
Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA                                                                    STATEMENT                                                                                 transact business under the fictitious       WINSTON WINT
                                             Foreclosures for sale! For Listings call   File No. 506360                              DESIGN MINE                                  business name(s) listed herein. This
$853,410 3br/3ba/2 car tandem                                                                                                                                                                                                  120 West Third Ave., # 703
                                             1-800-706-1785 ext. 6825                   The following individual(s) is (are) doing   FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     statement was filed with the County
garage. Highly upgraded.                                                                                                                                                                                                       San Mateo, CA 94402
                                             (AAN CAN)                                  business as, Fresa, 3705 El Camino           STATEMENT                                    Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County
Includes washer/dryer, balcony off the                                                                                                                                                                                           This business is owned by an indi-
master suite, 2-car tandem garage with                                                  Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara       File No. 506573                              on March 18, 2008.                           vidual.
                                                                 County:                                      The following individual(s) is (are) doing   (PAW March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2008)          Registrant began transacting business
storage. GREEN features include 2.0
                                             All areas. Browse hundreds of online       SEP HINES                                    business as, Design Mine, 1862 Ash                                                        under the fictitious business name(s)
kW solar system, tankless water heater,                                                                                                                                           CASA BLANCA CONSTRUCTION, INC.
                                             listings with photos and maps. Find        980 University A                             Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Santa                                                        listed herein on 3/1/08.
dual pane low-E glass, lighting control                                                                                                                                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                             your roommate with a click of the          Los Altos, CA 94024                          Clara County:                                                                             This statement was filed with the
motion sensors and high efficiency                                                                                                                                                STATEMENT
                                             mouse! Visit:           MALIKA PARKER                                KATHERINE CROMIE                                                                          County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
AC/heat pump. 4% Broker Co-Op on                                                                                                                                                  File No. 507038
                                             (AAN CAN)                                  750 Maplewood A                              1862 Ash Street                                                                           County on March 19, 2008.
advertised home.                                                                                                                                                                  The following individual(s) is (are) doing
3707 Heron Way, Vantage of Palo                                                         Palo Alto, CA 94303                          Palo Alto, CA 94306                          business as, Casa Blanca Construction,       (PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)
Alto. Warmington Homes CA. www.                                                         STEVE KIM                                     This business is owned by an indi-          Inc., 4093 Ben Lomond Drive, Palo
                                                                                        980 University Av                            vidual.                                                                                   THE ZEN HOTEL (650)                                                                                                                                                      Alto, CA 94306, Santa Clara County:          ZEN HOTEL
856-0257                                                                                Los Altos, CA 94024                           Registrant has not yet begun to             RODRIGUEZ-COVIELLO CONSTRUCTION,
                                                                                          This business is being conducted by        transact business under the fictitious                                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                                                                                                                  INC.                                         STATEMENT
Redwood City (emerald Hills), 5+                                                        copartners.                                  business name(s) listed herein. This         4093 Ben Lomond Drive                        File No. 507306
BR/4+ BA - $2,499,000                                                                     Registrant began transacting business      statement was filed with the County          Palo Alto, CA 94306                          The following individual(s) is (are) doing
                                                                                        under the fictitious business name(s)        Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County           This business is owned by a corpora-
Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $749000                                                                                                                                                                                              business as, 1.) The Zen Hotel, 2.) Zen
                                                                                        listed herein on 2/1/08.                     on March 11, 2008.                           tion.
Sunnyvale, 2 BR/1 BA - $589,000                                                         This statement was filed with the            (PAW March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 2008)                                                      Hotel, 4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Registrant began transacting business      CA 94306, Santa Clara County:
                                                                                        County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara                                                      under the fictitious business name(s)
                                                                                        County on March 5, 2008.                     MAGNIFICENT MURALS                                                                        MISTRY & SONS, LLC
830 Commercial/                                                                         (PAW March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2008)        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     listed herein on 02/18/1998.                 485 N. Whisman Road, # 300
                                             0.5% commission to Buy/Sell home                                                                                                     This statement was filed with the
Income Property                              Gohalfpercent offers a smart 0.5%                                                       STATEMENT                                                                                 Mountain View, CA 94043
                                                                                        MACLOVIA COMMERCIAL &                        File No. 506765                              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara           This business is owned by a limited
PA: Office Space                             commission option. No hidden cost.         RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES                                                             County on March 20, 2008.
                                             Call 650.988.8813 or browse www.                                                        The following individual(s) is (are) doing                                                liability company.
270sf office space on S. Calif Ave.                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     business as, Magnificent Murals, 611         (PAW March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2008)          Registrant has not yet begun to
$900 mo., incl. utils and janitorial.                          STATEMENT                                    Barron Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306,            UZUMAKI SUSHI RESTAURANT                     transact business under the fictitious
Karen, 650/328-9480                                                                     File No. 506431                              Santa Clara County:                                                                       business name(s) listed herein. This
                                                                                                                                                                                  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                        The following individual(s) is (are) doing
840 Vacation                                 860 Housesitting                           business as, Maclovia Commercial &
                                                                                                                                     ERIN CASTELAN
                                                                                                                                     611 Barron Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                  STATEMENT                                    statement was filed with the County
                                                                                                                                                                                  File No. 507205                              Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County
                                                                                        Residential Cleaning Services, 703           Palo Alto, CA 94306                          The following individual(s) is (are) doing   on March 25, 2008.
Rentals/Time Shares                                                                     East Charleston Rd. #B, Palo Alto, CA          This business is owned by an indi-         business as, Uzumaki Sushi Restaurant,       (PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)
Bed & Breakfast B&B Hotel                                                               94303, Santa Clara County:                   vidual.                                      451 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA
                                                                                        MACLOVIA VALENCIA                              Registrant began transacting business                                                   STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM
Pajaro Dunes Condo                                                                                                                                                                94306, Santa Clara County:                   PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER
                                                                                        703 East Charleston Rd. #B                   under the fictitious business name(s)        SMILING FACE INC.
2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach,                                                           Palo Alto, CA 94303                          listed herein on 1993.                                                                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
ocean view. Cable TV, VCR, CD, tennis,                                                                                                                                            1610 Maxine Ave.                             File Number: 506848
                                                                                         This business is being conducted by         This statement was filed with the            San Mateo, CA 94401
W/D. Pvt. deck, BBQ. Owner,                                                             an individual.                               County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara                                                      The following person(s)/entity(ies) has/
650/424-1747.                                                                                                                                                   This business is owned by a corpora-        have withdrawn as a general partner(s)
                                                                                        Registrant has not yet begun to trans-       County on March 13, 2008.                    tion.
                                                                                        act business under the fictitious busi-      (PAW March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2008)                                                     from the partnership operating under
Palo Alto Architect                                                                                                                                                               Registrant has not yet begun to trans-       the following fictitious business name
                                                                                        ness name(s) listed herein.                                                               act business under the fictitious busi-
Poipu Kauai 3 BR Vaction Home                                                            This statement was filed with the           CVM PRINTING                                                                              (s). The information give below is at
                                                                                                                                     FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     ness name(s) listed herein.                  is appeared on the fictitious business
                                                                                        County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
Residential Architecture + Desig                                                                                                     STATEMENT                                     This statement was filed with the           statement that was filed at the County
                                                                                        County on March 6, 2008.
                                                                                                                                     File No. 506545                              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         Clerk-Recorder’s Office.
                                                                                        (PAW March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2008)
850 Acreage/Lots/                                                                                                                    The following individual(s) is (are)         County on March 24, 2008.                    FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S):
                                             FREE HOUSE-SITTING                         SPORTS AND FUN                                                                            (PAW March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2008)
                                                                                               doing business as, CVM Printing, 951                                                      SMOG ME, 898 E. Fremont Avenue,
Storage                                                                                 SPORTS & FUN
                                                                                                                                     Sycamore Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94303,           COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FOR                    Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
                                                                                        FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
Arizona Land Bargain                                                                                                                 Santa Clara County:                          REHABILITATION, INC. (C.A.R.)                FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY
$29,900. Beautiful mountain property in      890 Real Estate                            File No. 506597
                                                                                                                                     CHARITO MABUTAS                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     ON: 5/20/2005.
Arizona’s Wine Country. Price reduced                                                                                                951 Sycamore Dr.                             STATEMENT                                    UNDER FILE NO. 461970
in buyers market. Won’t last! Good           Wanted                                     The following individual(s) is (are)
                                                                                        doing business as, 1) Sports and Fun,
                                                                                                                                     Palo Alto, CA 94303                          File No. 506961                              REGISTRANT’S NAME(S):
access & views. Eureka Springs Ranch                                                                                                  This business is owned by an indi-          The following individual(s) is (are) doing    MICHAEL FONG CHEW, 789 16th.
                                             3BD+/2Bth+ Palo Alto House                 2) Sports & fun, 805 Roble Ave. #6,
offered by AZLR. ADWR report and                                                                                                     vidual.                                      business as, Community Association           Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. This
                                                                                        Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo
financing available. 1-877-301-5263.                                                                                                  Registrant began transacting business       For Rehabilitation, Inc., (C.A.R.), 525 E.   statement was filed with the County
(Cal-SCAN)                                   Paint your house “GREEN”                                                                under the fictitious business name(s)        Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306,         Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County
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on March 17, 2008.                           interest conveyed to and now held by
(PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)               it under said Deed of Trust in the prop-
BUTTERFLY STUDIO                             erty situated in said County, California
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     describing the land therein: As more
STATEMENT                                    fully described in said Deed of Trust.
File No. 506698                              The property heretofore described is
The following individual(s) is (are) doing   being sold “as is”. The street address
business as, Butterfly Studio, 3375          and other common designation, if any,
Alma St. # 374, Palo Alto, CA 94306,         of the real property described above
Santa Clara County:                          is purported to be: 668 Farley Street,
LISA KINDLEY                                 Mountain View California 94043. The
3375 Alma St. # 374                          undersigned Trustee disclaims any
Palo Alto, CA 94306                          liability for any incorrectness of the
  This business is owned by an indi-         street address and other common
vidual.                                      designation, if any, shown herein.
  Registrant began transacting business      Said sale will be made, but without
under the fictitious business name(s)        covenant or warranty, expressed or
listed herein on 1/6/04.                     implied, regarding title, possession, or
This statement was filed with the            encumbrances, to pay the remaining
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         principal sum of the note(s) secured

                                                                                         Did you
County on March 12, 2008.                    by said Deed of Trust, with interest
(PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)               thereon, as provided in said note(s),
                                             advances, if any, under the terms of the
                                             Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges
997 All Other Legals                         and expenses of the Trustee and of the
NOTICE OF HEARING                            trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-
DECEDENT’S ESTATE OR TRUST                   wit: $796,553.69 (Estimated) Accrued
                                             interest and additional advances, if

IN THE MATTER OF:                            any, will increase this figure prior to
THE BOONE FAMILY TRUST                       sale. The beneficiary under said Deed
                                             of Trust heretofore executed and
                                             delivered to the undersigned a written
CASE NUMBER:                                 Declaration of Default and Demand for
No. 1-08-PR- 162700                          Sale, and a written Notice of Default
                                             and Election to Sell. The undersigned
This notice is required by law.              caused said Notice of Default and
This notice does not require you to          Election to Sell to be recorded in the
appear in court, but you may attend the
hearing if you wish.
                                             county where the real property is
                                             located and more than three months
                                                                                         • The Palo Alto
                                             have elapsed since such recordation.
NOTICE is given that: JOAN A. STUCKY         Date: 3/13/08, FCI Lender Services,           Weekly is
and ALBERT WILLIAM ALSTON, JR.               Inc., as Trustee 8180 East Kaiser
has filed:
                                             Blvd., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 Phone:
                                             (714) 282-2424 Sale Information: (714)
RELIEF THAT THE PROPOSED PETITION            282-2430 Vivian Prieto, Vice President
OR ACTIONS DO NOT VIOLATE THE NO-            FCI Lender Services, Inc. is a debt col-      to publish in
CONTEST CLAUSE                               lector attempting to collect a debt. Any

                                             information obtained will be used for
                                             that purpose.
                                                                                           the County of
In the Superior Court of California,
                                             (RSVP# 106692)
                                             (PAW 03/21, 03/28, 04/04/08)                  Santa Clara.
County of Santa Clara.
                                             ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE
You may refer to the filed documents
for more information.                        OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE               • Our
A HEARING on the matter will be held         STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE
on May 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.:       COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
                                             No. 108CV109061
15 of the Superior Court of California,
                                              TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
First St., San Jose, CA 95113.               Petitioner ROBERT E. TOMPKINS &               includes the
/s/ Victoria Tran Sood                       MARGARET M. TOMPKINS filed a peti-
(SBN 210046)                                 tion with this court for a decree chang-
                                             ing names as follows:
Tran Sood Law Firm
                                             SAMUEL TOMPKINS to SAMUEL
1551 McCarthy Blvd., Suite 204
Milpitas, California 95035                   TOMPKINS-JENKINS. THE COURT                   communities
(408) 625-7963                               ORDERS that all persons interested
(PAW March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2008)        in this matter shall appear before this
                                             court at the hearing indicated below
                                                                                           of Palo Alto,
                                             to show cause, if any, why the petition
                                             for change of name should not be              Stanford, Los
Order No.: 30097416 Trustee Sale             granted. NOTICE OF HEARING: May 13,
No.: 45440 Loan No.: 9042237065
APN: 150-08-027. You are in
                                             2008, 8:45 a.m., Room 107. Superior           Altos, and
                                             Court of California, County of Santa
Default under a Deed of Trust dated
05/04/2006. Unless you take action
                                             Clara, 191 N. First Street, San Jose,
                                             CA 95113. A copy of this ORDER TO
                                                                                           Mountain View
to protect your property, it may be sold     SHOW CAUSE shall be published at
at a public sale. If you need an explana-
tion of the nature of the proceedings
                                             least once each week for four succes-
                                             sive weeks prior to the date set for
                                                                                         • The Palo
against you, you should contact a            hearing on the petition in the following
lawyer. On 04/10/2008 at 10:00 A.M.,         newspaper of general circulation,             Alto Weekly
FCI Lender Services, Inc. as the duly        printed in this county:
appointed Trustee under and pursuant
to Deed of Trust Recorded on 5/18/06
                                              PALO ALTO WEEKLY.
                                             Date: March 26, 2008
                                                                                           publishes every
as Instrument #18939312 of official          /s/ Mary Ann Grilli
records in the Office of the Recorder        JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT                   Wednesday and
of Santa Clara County, California, exe-      (PAW April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008)
cuted by: Jesus Ticsay, an unmarried
man, as Trustor. Downey Savings and           Notice of Availability of Annual Report      Friday.
Loan Association, F.A., as Beneficiary.
WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE                  The Marie D. Millard Trust
at time of sale in lawful money of the         Notice is herby given that the annual
United States, by cash, a cashier’s          report of the MARIE D. MILLARD TRUST
                                                 for the year ended December 31,
check drawn by a state or national
                                             2007, is available for inspection by any
bank, a check drawn by a state or
federal credit union, or a check drawn       citizen during business hours at 795 El       Publication:
by a state or federal savings and loan          Camino Real, Palo Alto, California.
association, savings association, or
                                                        Mark McLaughlin,
                                                                                          Noon Thursday
savings bank specified in section 5102
of the Financial Code and authorized                      Administrator
to do business in this state). At the                  (PAW April 2, 2008)                   Friday
North Market Street entrance to the
County Courthouse, 190 North Market
Street, San Jose, CA, all right, title and
                                                                                          Noon Tuesday
                 Classified Deadlines:                                                       Call Alicia
           FRIDAY PAPER: noon, Wednesday                                                     Santillan
          WEDNESDAY PAPER: noon, Monday                                                   (650) 326-8210
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                            OPEN SAT & SUN

  Gracious two-story traditional home situated in a sought-after
  neighborhood with pedestrian-friendly tree-lined streets. This
  unique property enjoys a prime location just moments from
  highly-regarded schools, Stanford University and downtown
  Palo Alto. Professionally landscaped grounds by noted landscape                              218 LOWELL AVENUE
  architects Emery Rogers and Tricia Christopher

                                                                       BEST OF CALIFORNIA LIVING IN CLASSIC MEDITERRANEAN STYLE HOME
                                     reading alcove, large casual
   floors                            dining area and skylights. Wall
                                     of windows and sliding glass
                                     doors to sunny and private
   wood burning fireplace

   cabinets, wet bar and island
                                     and kitchenette                                                        Kirsten McLeod
                                                                                                            Direct 650.208.4550
                                     for outdoor living and
   kitchen with sliding doors to     entertaining                                                 
                                    Price $3,295,000
   with southern exposure

                                                                  | PALO ALTO 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111

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                                                        130 Rinconada:

                                                         Buyer to verify

                                                        134 Rinconada:

                                                          Buyer to verify

Sophisticated modern homes in Old Palo Alto,
designed by local architect David Solnick.
                                                             The Extras
Lofted ceilings and a profusion of windows
create interiors full of light, opening into private
courtyards. Extraordinary finishes, detailing, and
sustainable materials throughout.
$1,888,000 each

                                                               minimal energy use

                Alan Dunckel
                Direct 650.543.1074
                                   Visit architect David Solnick at

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                Direct 650.543.1117

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  LOS ALTOS                            3       2           PALO ALTO                            3        2.5        MOUNTAIN VIEW                           3          2            PALO ALTO                                      2      2

  656 PALM AVE                            $1,895,000       ENGLISH LIBRARY                              $899,000    REMODELED HOME                            $780,000              GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING                       $679,000
  Updated craftsman house 3/2 with large cottage.          Inspired by an English Library, the elevated den has     Located on a quiet st. New kitchen w. granite coun-             Desirable 1-level in PA Central, no stairs. Fireplace
  Wrap around brick patio. Chef's kitchen                  elegant cherrywood built-ins.                            ters & wood counters. Dual-pane windows.                        in LR, hwd flrs. Quiet, private loc.
  Leslie Pappas                        650.325.6161        Dante Drummond                          650.325.6161     Garrett Mock                         650.328.5211               Wendi Selig-Aimonetti                  650.328.5211

                                                                                                    BEDROOMS   |     BATHROOMS

                   ATHERTON                            345 CLAREMONT                              $1,600,000       STUNNING PENTHOUSE                        $1,995,000 GREAT HOME W. IN-LAW UNIT                   $648,500
                                                       4 BR 2 BA Linfield Oaks Charmer on Premier                  3 BR 3 BA Enjoy beautiful views of Western Hills &   3 BR 2 BA w. 1/1 in-law unit. Great private lot,
 STATELY GRAND ESTATE                    $17,900,000 Street!                                                       Stanford from this 13th floor Penthouse.
 6 BR 4 BA 10350sf (includes guest hs) on 1.81 A in Maya Sewald & Jason Sewald                  650.323.7751       Ann Griffiths                          650.325.6161 75x105 w/ nice lawn, patio and more. Remod. kitchen
 prime Circus Club area. Almost completely redone!                                                                                                                      Joy Yoo                                650.328.5211
 Hanna Shacham                         650.324.4456 DOWNTOWN MENLO PARK CHARM                     $1,385,000       RICH, INVITING & BRIGHT                   $1,895,000
                                                       2 BR 1 BA Restored Craftsman bungalow plus                  4 BR 3 BA Beautifully Renovated, Open-design Home A MUST SEE!                                    $495,000
                                                       detached cottage.                                           has Two Master Suites. Tree-lined Cul-de-sac.
              EAST PALO ALTO                           Karen Fryling & Rebecca Johnson          650.323.7751       Lan L. Bowling                         650.328.5211 3 BR 2 BA Pride of ownership. Open floor plan, plen-
 1 OF BEST EPA LOCATIONS!                     $459,950                                                                                                                 ty of storage. Near 101 & downtown Redwood City.
                                                       SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN CONDO                      $789,000       JUST LISTED!                             $1,895,000
 3 BR 3.5 BA Fresh paint!New fixtures,flr, landscape &
                                                       2 BR 2 BA Vaulted ceilings, Frpl, granite counters.         3 BR 2 BA Beautifully remodeled, nearly 2000 SF, PA Cesar Cervantes                     650.328.5211
 appliances!Bonus rm off mstr!Gar. conv w/bath.
                                                       Bob Nicholus                             650.323.7751       home on a wonderfully landscaped 10,540 SF lot.
 Wendi Selig-Aimonetti                 650.328.5211
                                                                                                                   Hanna Shacham                         650.324.4456                    SUNNYVALE
 CONVENIENT LOCATION                          $435,000                MOUNTAIN VIEW                                REDWOOD COTTAGE                           $1,450,000 SPACIOUS CHERRY CHASE HM
 3 BR 1 BA Spacious bedrooms, cozy kitchen with                                                                                                                                                             $1,098,000
                                                        LIGHT FILLED HOME                         $1,095,000       3 BR 3 BA 2 fireplcs, redwood interior, wood flrs,
 breakfast bar, living and dining room combo.           3 BR 2.5 BA Lovely hm in Cuernavaca. Sought after          wide front porch. Character that's hard to find.     4 BR 2 BA Open layout w/modern touches through-
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 community. Many amenities. Beautiful chef’s kitchen         Nancy Goldcamp                         650.325.6161 out, Cherry Chase Elem/SV Middle/Homestead High
                                                        Leslie Pappas                          650.325.6161
 GREAT OPPORTUNITY                            $420,000                                                             IMMACULATE & CONTEMPORARY                   $1,395,000 Clara Lee                                650.328.5211
 3 BR 1 BA with Bonus Family Room, In move in con- BRIGHT & STYLISH                                 $949,000       2 BR 2 BA Natural light, soaring ceilings. French
 dition, newer roof, no rear neighbors.                 4 BR 2.5 BA Stylish, Detached Single Family                doors. Private garden. Custom built-ins in LR, BR
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 Residence has High Vaulted Ceilings and an Open
                                                                                                                   R. Brendan Leary                         650.325.6161
                                                        Floor Plan                                                                                                        OLD WORLD AMBIANCE                          $6,495,000
 LARGE LOT-PRIVATE STREET                     $399,000 Lan L. Bowling                          650.328.5211        N. PA REMOD. RANCH STYLE                    $1,328,000
 2 BR 1 BA with Bonus Studio Unit, Updated Eat-in                                                                  3 BR 2 BA Duveneck Elem. district feat. a master ste 5 BR 4 BA 1920's Spanish Revival Villa sits on a hill of
 Kitchen with tile counters, Double paned windows. QUIET DESIRABLE STREET                           $795,000       steps from a professionally landscaped garden.         terraced gardens & pool w/view of the bay.
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 3 BR 1 BA in a desirable street & neighborhood.             Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson           650.325.6161
                                                                                                                                                                          Berdine Jernigan & Heidi Johnson         650.851.2666
                                                        New sod. Newly painted. Private backyd. 2-car gar
 NEAR SHOPPING AND 101                        $380,000 Garrett Mock                            650.328.5211        EXPANDED & REMODELED                        $1,225,000
 2 BR 1 BA Updated kitchen w. tile floors, dining and                                                              3 BR 2.5 BA Remodeled kitchen,granite,hardwood         SKYWOOD ACRES                               $1,995,000
 living room combo, bonus rm. Fully fenced yards        1173 FARLEY ST                              $723,000       floors,new appliances.Family Room,dining room.         4 BR 3 BA Completely remodeled in 2001. Country
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 3 BR 2 BA Great location! Good Size Corner lot,             Rod Creason                              650.325.6161
                                                        Large Eat-In Kitchen, Extra Bonus Room, Fireplace.                                                                Craftsman built w/exceptional attention to detail.
 NEWER PAINT AND CARPETING                    $375,000 Greg Stange                             650.325.6161        UPDATED CRAFTSMAN COTTAGE                   $1,188,000 Judy Byrnes                              650.851.2666
 3 BR 2 BA Kitchen with breakfast bar, inviting living                                                             3 BR 2 BA Great Downtown loc. New kitchen w.
 room with fireplace, Updated Baths. Carport.           GREAT STARTER OPPORTUNITY                   $649,000       granite counters, tile floor, new bath with shower.    VINTAGE 2/1 COTTAGE                           $999,000
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 2 BR 1 BA New carpet, new paint, upgraded kitchen,          Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson           650.325.6161
                                                        almost new roof, great location & nice big yard!                                                                  2 BR 1 BA On sunny 1+ filtered Bay View acre w/
 LOC IN UNIVERSITY VILLAGE                    $360,000 Lynne Mercer                            650.325.6161        GREAT DOWNTOWN LOCATION!                      $799,000 guest cottage. Livable fixers/potential to build new.
 3 BR 1 BA Home features tile floors, cozy kitchen,                                                                2 BR 2 BA Beautifully remodeled condo. New wood
 dining and living room combo with fireplace.           TOWNHOME LIKE NO OTHER!                     $559,500       flrs, custom baths, Jacuzzi tub, new kitchen appl.     Janis Grube                              650.851.2666
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 2 BR 1.5 BA 1200+sf! Remod. kitch, granite counters         Rod Creason                              650.325.6161
                                                        & Viking Stove. Open flr pln, Wood laminate flrs.
 COZY HOME                                    $305,000 Selina Burgoon                          650.325.6161        IMMACULATE!                                  $500,000
 2 BR 1 BA Features hardwood floors, kitchen with                                                                  1 BR 1 BA w. 2nd bedroom/den/office. Award win-
 breakfast bar, living room with fireplace, Bonus Rm    REMODELED WITH A WOW!                       $525,000       ning complex with full amenities. High ceilings.
 Fabiola Prieto                           650.325.6161 2 BR 1.5 BA NEW PRICE! Stunning new kitchen &               Jerod Trailer                          650.325.6161
                                                        mstr bath. New pergo & carpet, paint. For sale or                                                                                          RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE
                                                        lease                                                                   PORTOLA VALLEY
                LOS ALTOS HILLS                         Geraldine Asmus                        650.325.6161
                                                                                                                   FABULOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION                $6,995,000
                                                                                                                                                                                             MENLO PARK . EL CAMINO
 NEW OASIS                                  $12,950,000
                                                        VAULTED CEILINGS & DECK                     $395,000       5 BR 4 BA Stunning new contemporary ofrs mag-                                         650. 324.4456
 7 BR 7.5 BA Unparalled luxury & landmark architec-
                                                        1 BR 1 BA Lg upstairs condo w/ vaulted ceilings &          nificent mountain, valley views. Completed summer
 ture await you at this home w/10,666 sf on 1+ acre.
                                                        peaceful deck nestled in treetops.                         2008.                                                                    MENLO PARK . SANTA CRUZ
 Hanna Shacham                            650.324.4456
                                                        Owen Halliday                          650.325.6161        Hanna Shacham                          650.324.4456
 COUNTRY MANOR                            $4,788,000                                                                                                                                             650. 323.7751
                                                    COZY TOP FLOOR END UNIT                      $309,000
 5 BR 4 BA on 2.5 acres with a fabulous view.       2 BR 1 BA Cozy & bright top floor end unit rear of
                                                                                                                           REDWOOD CITY
 Gourmet kit, sitting rooms, FR & LR include fireplace.                                                                                                                                            PALO ALTO . LYTTON
                                                    complex with renovated kitchen! A must see!            STUNNING REMODELED HOME                     $1,295,000
 Tim Trailer                           650.325.6161 DiPali Shah                             650.325.6161 3 BR 2 BA Elegant living room, gourmet kit w/break-                                          650. 325.6161
                                                                                                           fast bar. Lovely dining area. Exquisite master ste
 CONTEMPORARY TREASURE                   $3,995,000
 3 BR 3.5 BA+den. Great quiet loc. Serene elegance.                  PALO ALTO                             Keri Nicholas                            650.323.7751                              PALO ALTO . MIDDLEFIELD
 Home was rebuilt in '98. Lovely gourmet kitchen.   HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!                      $4,295,000 WEST SIDE CHARMER                              $932,000
 Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson        650.325.6161 6 BR 6 BA Enjoy sophisticated living, just blocks from 3 BR 2 BA Spacious, sun-filled home on Atherton
                                                                                                                                                                                                   650. 328.5211
                                                    d'town PA w/nearly 5,000 SF of living space .          border.                                                                                    PORTOLA VALLEY
               MENLO PARK                           Hanna Shacham                           650.324.4456 Kathy Nicosia/Colleen Cooley               650.323.7751
                                                                                                                                                                                                       650. 851.1961
 STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION               $2,495,000       NORTH PALO ALTO                           $2,449,000     REDWOOD CITY DUPLEX                      $650,000
 5 BR 4.5 BA Elegant L/R, formal D/R, gourmet kitch-      3 BR 2 BA Gorgeous Mediterranean 2,230 SF Home           A great opportunity!Duplex never vacant!Each unit                                      WOODSIDE
 en, exquisite master suite.                              on beautifully landscaped 7,452 sqft lot.                has 2BR/1BA.Back unit has back yard.
 Keri Nicholas                         650.323.7751       Hanna Shacham                           650.324.4456     Garrett Mock                         650.328.5211                                     650. 851.2666

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