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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)
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
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
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 www.PaloAltoOnline.com/
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)
(continued on page 7)
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Talking about the Bomb
Karla Kane, Editorial Assistant
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.
www.avenidas.org 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-
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
10 AM-4 PM & Webmaster
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
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ons? but that would spread radioactiv-
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delivery by calling 326-8210. POSTMASTER: Send deterrence,” she said. “I am in- a nuclear bomb, closing down the
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Embarcadero Publishing Co. All rights reserved. sense, and that didn’t make sense The United States and Russia
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Weekly is available on the Internet via Palo Alto The idea of nuclear deterrence, their bombs.
Online at: http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com she concisely explained, is: “If we “If a terrorist group got a hold of
Our e-mail addresses are: firstname.lastname@example.org,
choose to, we can absolutely de- a nuclear weapon, they probably
Missed delivery or start/stop your paper? Call stroy you.” couldn’t detonate it,” Eden said.
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SCHOOLS ART CLASSES
Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced
School-bond campaign in full swing Over 50 selections
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by Arden Pennell
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 ly.com.
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
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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.
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 www.lpch.org 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 ly.com. 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. cityofpaloalto.org.html/
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- paweekly.com 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.
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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Be a citizen journalist. near University Avenue. The cause of
her death is not known.
Morgan had been a member of the
Downtown Streets Team, a housing-
for-work program, five times.
PaloAltoOnline.com 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-
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. ■
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
The district was already preparing to build while in litigation,
“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. ■
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. ■
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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS
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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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
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
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
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
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
http://BloodCenter.Stanford.edu 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
cityofpaloalto.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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THE PALO ALTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AND THE PALO ALTO WEEKLY
are pleased to announce the
TALL TREE AWARDS
April 17, 2008
Crowne Plaza Cabaña
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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
thepear.org 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
gallery9losaltos.com 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: PaloAltoChamber.com
rapher Kristin Lorraine Herbster,
includes Shostakovich’s Chamber to www.stanfordshop.com 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
ncco.org 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 www.paphil.org. SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Go to www.
stanford.edu/group/gender. 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. lyarts.stanford.edu or call 650-
“Design Unbound,” an exhibit by seros and Swingtime. Tickets are
$10; go to cardinalballet.group. 725-ARTS.
Stanford University design stu- Nancy Ortberg, a former teaching
dents, is at the Thomas Welton stanford.edu 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 www.keplers.com 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.
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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)
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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)
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, PaloAltoOnline.com/
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 www.PaloAltoOnline.com
EE T Deadline One Week! Fri April 4
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
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
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
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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
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 fcservices.org.
SOON TO BE A MOVIE ... Menlo
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-
email@example.com. 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)
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Page 15
nv iro n m e n t a l Ac t i on
ty E Pa r NEW & RECOMMENDED
u ni tn
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-
rich and powerful, and more. terests of book critics. Baker, a
“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
white but include some color. regarded.
You are invited to join us: It’s a wonderful collection but “The Translator: A Tribes-
the title is a little misleading, man’s Memoir of Darfur” by
since the book has a partial San Daoud Hari is the author’s obser-
Francisco focus. There are just a vances of the Darfur genocide.
Next Meeting: few shots of the Palo Alto area. He had worked as a translator
Handsomely done, though. for journalists and helps groups
April , ■ – p.m. “The Ten-Cent Plague: The
Great Comic-Book Scare and
in his native Darfur. The village
where he grew up was destroyed
How It Changed America” by and his family fled. He stayed in
Mitchell Park Community Center David Hajdu is a fascinating sto- the area, helping survivors and
ry about how churches and other then working as a translator.
Middleﬁeld Road, Palo Alto moral leaders led a crackdown “Mudbound” by Hillary Jor-
against what they deemed dis- dan is a novel set in rural Missis-
tasteful comic books in the early sippi after World War II. It’s the
1950s. One of the publishers of story of a young mother strug-
the comic books, Bill Gaines, gling to make ends meet for her
decide went on to found Mad magazine, family, of sharecroppers and of
so the story has a happy ending war veterans who had seen too
act of sorts. The author also wrote much brutality.
“Positively Fourth Street,” a “Symmetry: A Journey Into
Information: ( ) or www.CityofPaloAlto.org/CEAP book about Bob Dylan. the Patterns of Nature” by
“Superclass: The Global Marcus du Sautoy is an exami-
Power Elite and the World nation of symmetry found in na-
They Are Making” by Da- ture, which is much more preva-
vid Rothkopf is an unflattering lent than we may first think. The
look at how the richest and most book is also about the relationship
powerful people in the world between chemistry and physics,
are changing things. The author and of how mathematicians have
counts some 6,000 corporate, grappled with the most difficult
government and other leaders concepts over time.
among the worldwide elite, but “Blood Matters” by Masha
doesn’t name them. Gessen is the author’s foray into
“Physics of the Impossible: A the world of genetics after she
Scientific Exploration into the found she was genetically pre-
World of Phasers, Force Fields disposed to ovarian and breast
and Time Travel” by Michio cancer. The author, a Russian
One cloth bag can replace 1000s of plastic and paper bags over its lifetime Kaku starts with the notion that journalist, is part of a growing
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author, cofounder of the string
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(continued from previous
A description Wolff provides
Books Inc. Company of one of the characters, Eduardo,
Legar Salon While there is an unsettling sense featured in this story, could just as
Channing House* of misanthropy running beneath
The Oaxacan Kitchen
easily describe the power Wolff’s
Common Ground the surface of a few of the earliest own writing holds to rivet and en-
Garden Supply Palo Alto Community stories, stories written in the later chant. “While the rest of us did the
& Education Center Federal Credit Union years of Wolff’s career feel softer heavy lifting, Eduardo provided ad-
Congdon & Crome Palo Alto Sport Shop & in their view of humanity and even vice about girls and told stories in
Country Sun Natural Toy World better able to capture what is most which he featured as a trickster and
Foods Patagonia beautiful in even highly fallible deft, indefatigable swordsman. He
Crossroads World Peninsula Hardware characters. played it for laughs but in the very
Market The new stories in the collection, materials of his storytelling — the
The Playstore such as “That Room,” hit a perfect
Curves - Palo Alto
dance halls and bars, the bumbling
Starbucks Coffee balance of strong, lyrical language border guards, the clod-brained
South Company (locations: that is also forthright and down-to- farmers and their insatiable wives,
Honeys & Heroes Middleﬁeld Rd., earth, showing the author seeking the larcenous cops, the whores who
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in only a few pages, Wolff is able Wolff will be at Kepler’s Books in
to pack in unexpected danger and Menlo Park at 7:30 p.m. April 24.
intrigue as a young dreamer finds Jennifer Deitz is a freelance
himself startled back into reality as writer. She can be reached at dei-
he stares down the wrong end of a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page 16 • Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Palo Alto Weekly
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
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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
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,
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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
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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,
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 toOnline.com/pivot/?BMR — 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 email@example.com.
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Sports WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
ON THE RUN . . . Stanford fresh-
man Alexandra Gits likely won’t
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@
shschools.org . . . 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 email@example.com. 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 www.PASportsOnline.com rankings, never have appeared in a national cham- (continued on page 21) Cardinal at No. 1 singles.
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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-
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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HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD
BASEBALL 500 free — Ka. Howard (SHP) 5:33.76; 200
Palo Alto’s Lattanzi Palo Alto
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
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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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. Blumesq@aol.com.
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Peter Annema Norman Carroll Gerald Popelka Pat Klein Vera Horiuchi
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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
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
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* 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
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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
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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.
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tors taking jobs that total $500 or
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CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons 783 Plumbing Los Altos, 2 BR/1 BA - $2795. Mon
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(408)745-7115 or (408)368-6622 Contractors State License Board.
(650)369-1477 residential. Insured. 650-323-6464 or
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Maintenance * Sprinklers Repairs *
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810 Cottages for Beautiful building site with electric & 1044 Maddux Drive BUENDIA PALANA ENTERPRISE
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county maintained roads. 360 degree FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
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528 Kendall Ave., Suite 14
Palo Alto, CA 94306
9 Del Fina Place, #206 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME & wife.
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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.
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Alto High School beginning Summer County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara KRISTEN B. WINSLOW Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara
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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
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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.
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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
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Menlo Park, 4 BR/3 BA - $3,395,000 transact business under the fictitious This business is owned by a general
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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.
Roommates.com 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: www.Roommates.com. 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
WarmingtonHomesCA.com. (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
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. gohalfpercent.com 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 &
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. email@example.com 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)
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
1.) APPLICATION FOR DECLARATORY
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
2.) (PROPOSED) ORDER DECLARING NO
information obtained will be used for
the County of
VIOLATION OF NO-CONTEST CLAUSE
In the Superior Court of California,
(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
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,
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Title
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
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
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
HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable
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
savings bank specified in section 5102
of the Financial Code and authorized Administrator
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North Market Street entrance to the
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