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					                                                   Palo                                           Vol. XXVIII, Number 79 • Wednesday, July 11, 2007   ■   50¢



                                                   Alto                                                       Walgreens fire
                                                                                                              definitely arson
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                                                       Last chance to vote! Best Of Palo Alto 2007 — Page 20
                          ■ Upfront Kevin Skelly takes over in a swirl of optimism Page 3
                          ■ Sports Palo Alto Babe Ruth team wins district title Page 24
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Page 2 • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Palo Alto Weekly
Upfront                  Local news, information and analysis



                Downtown fire: ‘The cause was arson’
  Walgreens building blaze set intentionally, according to                     Brown said.                             bacco, Firearms and Explosives.                             July 1. It eventually went to four
                                                                                  Investigators are not saying where      Fire Chief Nick Marinaro said                            alarms with more than 50 firefight-
        federal, county and local fire investigators                           the evidence was found.                 last week that arson had been sus-                          ers from Palo Alto, Menlo Park,
                              by Don Kazak                                        “We don’t want to talk about how     pected because flames were already                          Mountain View, Santa Clara Coun-
                                                                               we determined it because we are         shooting out of the roof when the                           ty and Santa Clara trying to put it

I
   nvestigators have concluded that    structed in 1900, investigators esti-   still looking for a suspect,” Brown     first engine arrived.                                       out. It was the first four-alarm fire
   arson was definitely the cause of   mate — up from an earlier estimate      said.                                      “If a fire gets going that quickly,                      in downtown Palo Alto since a pub
   the fire that destroyed the roof    of $5 million to $7 million.               Palo Alto police and fire inves-     arson is always a question,” Marin-                         burned in the early 1980s.
and second floor of the Walgreens        A week-long investigation, which      tigators were assisted by the Santa     aro said.                                                     The building construction —
building in downtown Palo Alto the     included interviewing witnesses         Clara County Arson Investigation           The blaze at 301 University Ave.,                        with a two-foot space between the
night of July 1.                       and the discovery of evidence at the    Task Force and investigators from       at the corner of Bryant Street, was                         second-floor ceiling and the build-
  The fire created about $8 million    scene, concluded that the fire was      the federal Bureau of Alcohol, To-      first reported at 9:30 p.m. Sunday,
of damage to the building, con-        intentionally set, police Sgt. Sandra                                                                                                                     (continued on page 7)

                                                                                                                                                                                           PUBLIC SAFETY

                                                                                                                                                                                         Foothills
                                                                                                                                                                                       fire station
                                                                                                                                                                                        staffed —
                                                                                                                                                                                        this week
                                                                                                                                                                                        Basic impasse with
                                                                                                                                                                                      firefighters union still
                                                                                                                                                                                    remains, pending meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                             on Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                              by Becky Trout


                                                                                                                                                                                   P
                                                                                                                                                                                          ostponing the decision wheth-
                                                                                                                                                                                          er to staff the foothills fire
                                                                                                                                                                                          station all summer, the Palo
                                                                                                                                                                                   Alto City Council heeded concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                   of a dozen foothills residents and
                                                                                                                                                                                   agreed Monday to send firefighters
                                                                                                                                                                                   into the hills every day until it tack-
                                                                                                                                                                                   les the issue again next week.
                                                                                                                                                                                      The delay will allow time for the
                                                                                                                                                                                   council to consider any progress
                                                                                                                                                                                   made by the firefighters’ union and
                                                                                                                                                         Norbert von der Groeben




                                                                                                                                                                                   city management at a meeting slated
                                                                                                                                                                                   for Friday, according to Council-
                                                                                                                                                                                   man John Barton, who proposed the
                                                                                                                                                                                   postponement.
                                                                                                                                                                                      His suggestion received the sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                   port of Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Vice Mayor Larry Klein and coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                   cil members Dena Mossar, Bern
    Remembering Anna                                                                                                                                                               Beecham and Jack Morton.
    Jan Rossi and Jan Krinsley (right), the mother of Anna Luskin, were among the crowd of more than 360 friends, family and others who attended a                                    On June 11, the council — with
    Sunday afternoon memorial service for Luskin, who died June 22 when her car ran off the road in Paso Robles. The Senior Court at Palo Alto High                                council members Judy Kleinberg,
    School, from which Luskin graduated in 2005, was the backdrop for the 3 to 5 p.m. service and reception. Attendees recounted their connections with                            Kishimoto and LaDoris Cordell op-
    Anna, who was remembered for her ready smile and enthusiasm, energy, leadership, and “for being a genuinely nice person all the way through.”                                  posed — voted to staff Station 8 at
                                                                                                                                                                                   Foothills Park only on “high-risk”
                                                                                                                                                                                   fire days to save $140,000.
                                                                               new home in Barron Park. Their          family, “and wish I was there now                              But following two fires on the
                               SCHOOLS                                         oldest, Connor, 17, is taking a year    instead of sitting in this office.”                         Stanford University campus, Klein-
                                                                               off to spend time in Ecuador and           He also has been meeting with                            berg and Cordell asked their col-
        Kevin Skelly takes over                                                then work in north-central Ireland,
                                                                               where an uncle has a convenience
                                                                                                                       dozens of people from the Palo Alto
                                                                                                                       schools community, from board
                                                                                                                                                                                   leagues to reconsider their deci-
                                                                                                                                                                                   sion.
        in a swirl of optimism                                                 store. The other three will all at-
                                                                               tend Palo Alto schools: Teresa, 15,
                                                                               will be a sophomore at Gunn High
                                                                                                                       members to teachers and staff, as
                                                                                                                       well as with parents and leaders of
                                                                                                                       school support organizations.
                                                                                                                                                                                      According to the current union
                                                                                                                                                                                   contract, when Fire Chief Nick
                                                                                                                                                                                   Marinaro sends three firefighters
      New schools superintendent relishes Palo Alto’s                          School; Katie Rose, 13, will be an         “We’re really looking forward to                         up to Station 8, additional firefight-
    ‘sense of community,’ — even the Bol Park donkeys                          eighth grader at Terman Middle          it,” he said of his time in Palo Alto.                      ers must be brought in to fill their
                                                                               School; and Patrick, 11, will be a      “I’m really just so impressed with                          places, an arrangement that requires
                          by Jay Thorwaldson                                   sixth grader at Terman.                 the people.”                                                overtime pay.

“T
           he sense of community       Having started his job July 1, he is      “Neighbors have been bringing            He said he found members of the                             City leaders would like to staff
           here is just fantastic,” heavily engaged in taking the mea-         cookies,” Skelly said of his welcome    school board to be thoughtful and                           Station 8 by redistributing the same
           Kevin Skelly, the new sure of Palo Alto, and is enthusiastic        to the neighborhood and Palo Alto.      committed, despite differences of                           number of on-duty firefighters. Cit-
superintendent of Palo Alto schools, about what he sees.                       “It’s a great location, and the kids    opinion on some issues.                                     ing safety concerns, the firefight-
said as he leaned back in a chair in   Skelly and his wife, Carrie, and        go see the donkeys in Bol Park.” He        “There are a lot of good people,                         ers’ union opposes that plan, union
his 25 Churchill Ave. office.        four children are settling into their     said he loves spending time with his                 (continued on page 10)                                       (continued on page 7)
                                                                                                                                             Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 3
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                                                             Karla Kane, Editorial Assistant                                his is a response to reactions to
                                                             Norbert von der Groeben, Chief Photographer                    the column I wrote last week
                                                             Marjan Sadoughi, Staff Photographer
                                                             Kelley Cox, Photo Intern
                                                                                                                            about the level of rancor that           We could all be better
      At Country Sun, local isn’t just a buzzword we print   Jeanne Aufmuth, Dale Bentson,                          is often evident in the anonymous                in what we write and
                                                             Lynn Comeskey, Kit Davey, Tim Goode, Jack              postings on Palo Alto Online’s
           on our shopping bags…it’s who we are.             McKinnon, Susan Tavernetti, Robert Taylor,
                                                                                                                    Town Square forum.                               say that can affect
                                                             Contributors
      We’ve been offering local, natural and organic food    Rotem Ben-Shachar, Editorial Intern                       The column has generated                      other people.
                                                             Elizabeth Obreza, Arts & Entertainment Intern          thoughtful responses, which can
              since we were born, 36 years ago.              DESIGN                                                 be found on Town Square. I’ve also
                                                             Carol Hubenthal, Design Director
                                                             Diane Haas, Sue Peck, Senior Designers;
                                                                                                                    gotten personal responses.                       disrespect.

                         Country Sun
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                                                             Mirsky, Scott Peterson, Designers                      people are applauding me for some-               ker overmuch with Town Square
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                         Your Local Natural Foods Store      PRODUCTION
                                                             Jennifer Lindberg, Production Manager
                                                                                                                       I am not advocating an end to an-             nomenally successful things the
                         440 S California Ave in Palo Alto   Dorothy Hassett, Blanca Yoc,                           onymity on Town Square postings.                 newspaper has ever done.
                                                             Sales & Production Coordinators                           It simply wouldn’t work.                         We used say that the letters to the
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                                                             ony Gay, Janice Hoogner, Anna Mirsky,                  shouldn’t remove them for feeling                newspaper because that is where the
                                                             Sonia Sebastian, Display Advertising Sales             responsible for what they write or               community talks to itself without us
                                                             Kathryn Brottem, Real Estate Advertising Sales
                                                             Joan Merritt, Real Estate Advertising Asst.
                                                                                                                    how it affects other people.                     filtering anything.
                                                             Evie Marquez, Irene Schwartz, Classified                  I’m suggesting a voluntary re-                   Little did we know that once peo-
                                                             Advertising Sales                                      sponsibility.                                    ple started posting on Town Square
                                                             Alicia Santillan, Classified Administrative Asst.
                                                                                                                       It would probably be fruitless only           they would have an enormous num-
                                                             ONLINE SERVICES                                        to have postings that are signed,                ber of things to say to each other.
                                                             Lisa Van Dusen, Director of Palo Alto Online
                                                             Shannon White, Assistant to Webmaster                  since many people would simply                      That’s a good thing.
                                                             BUSINESS                                               stop writing.                                       I was also moved to write what I
                                                             Theresa Freidin, Controller                               While reading Town Square post-               did last week because people died
                                                             Haleh Yee, Manager of Payroll & Benefits               ings on issues that were on my ra-               long ago to create the right for
                                                             Paula Mulugeta, Senior Accountant
                                                             Elena Dineva, Judy Tran, Tina Karabats, Cathy          dar as something to write about as a             people to speak freely and because
                                                             Stringari, Doris Taylor, Business Associates           columnist, I have been appalled by               it was our most important national
                                                             ADMINISTRATION                                         some of the venom unleashed when                 holiday, which I felt people may
                                                             Amy Renalds, Assistant to the Publisher &              people disagree with each other, al-             take for granted.
                                                             Promotions Director;
                                                             Rachel Palmer, Promotions & Online Assistant           most always anonymously.                            The best defense of free speech I
                                                             Janice Covolo, Receptionist; Ruben Espinoza,              We’re part of this community                  have ever heard was “I disapprove
                                                             Jorge Vera, Couriers                                   together and the discord on Town                 of what you say, but I will defend to
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                                                             William S. Johnson, President
                                                             Michael I. Naar, Vice President & CFO; Walter
                                                                                                                    the inability we have as a com-                     Well, that’s not exactly happening
                                                             Kupiec, Vice President, Sales & Marketing;             munity to talk with each other in                in Palo Alto.
                                                             Frank A. Bravo, Director, Computer Operations          a respectful manner while holding                   Important discussions spark pas-
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                                                             Connie Jo Cotton, Major Accounts Sales                 opposing viewpoints, even if the                 sion, but that passion should be also
                                                             Manager; Bob Lampkin, Director, Circulation &          postings are anonymous.                          seasoned with consideration of oth-
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                                                             The Palo Alto Weekly (ISSN 0199-1159)                  ment is a hallmark of democracy,                 write and say that can affect other
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                                                             Atherton, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, to faculty      It is also true, as one reader point-         consideration of others. It’s about
                                                             and staff households on the Stanford campus and        ed out on Town Square, that many                 a sense of community, or the lack
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Page 4 • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Palo Alto Weekly
                                    Upfront
                                  LAND USE
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for Jewish Life in Palo Alto within           “We made it very clear that the
a month.                                   city is not the issuer. The city has no
  Before that can happen, though,          responsibility for the bonds at all,”
the Campus for Jewish Life must            Taber said.
borrow $300 million to finance                Levine said the Campus for Jew-
construction of the 193 senior apart-      ish Life would pay back its debt over
ments and extensive recreational,          the next 30 years from funds it rais-     L U C I L E                P A C K A R D                           C H I L D R E N ’ S             H O S P I T A L
entertainment and educational fa-          es and earns through “operational
cilities.                                  cash flows” and seniors investing
  The borrowed funds are expected          in housing. The majority would be
to come from the Association of Bay        paid back within the first four years,
Area Governments’ Finance Au-              he said.
thority for Nonprofit Corporations,           The 193 senior apartments at
which issues tax-exempt bonds to           899 Charleston range in price from
finance projects such as affordable
housing, hospitals and senior hous-
                                           $460,000 to a $1 million entry fee
                                           with monthly fees ranging from                     Your Child’s Health University
ing.                                       $2,500 to $5,360.
  The Campus for Jewish Life has              “If we’re more successful in our         Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital offers classes, seminars and resources
raised $121.2 million out of a goal        fundraising, we would love to have
of $140 million from private sourc-        the ability to retire debt even soon-
                                                                                     designed to foster good health and enhance the lives of parents and children.
es, according to Nate Levine, a stra-      er,” Levine said.
tegic consultant for the project.             The council last September ap-                         PREPARING FOR MULTIPLES
  “To be this close to (the) goal before   proved the Campus for Jewish Life,
we even start construction is really en-   which will share the 12.5-acre for-                       Are you expecting twins, triplets or more? With the potential for early delivery,
couraging for us,” Levine said.            mer Sun site with Bridge Urban                            expectant parents of multiples are encouraged to learn everything there is to know about
  Levine said many of the large            Infill Land Development’s 156 new                         carrying and delivering multiple infants.
pledges will be paid to the Campus         townhouses.
for Jewish Life over time; borrow-            Levine said construction, ex-                                   - Tuesdays, July 17 & 24
ing tax-exempt bonds would allow           pected to begin in August, will last
construction to start now.                 about 25 months. The new Campus                           NEWBORN CARE 101
  Those bonds, which must be ap-           for Jewish Life — which will in-                          Often touted as our “most fun” class, this interactive program teaches the specifics
proved by the Palo Alto City Coun-         clude a 57,000-square-foot health
cil, will be divided between 899           and fitness club, a 21,000-square-                        of newborn care, including bathing, temperature-taking, changing diapers, swaddling,
Charleston, LCC — the senior resi-         foot theater and educational facili-                      soothing techniques and more. Infant doll models are used to allow for hands-on practice.
dence portion of the project — and         ties for people of all ages — is slated
the new Oshman Family Jewish               to open in the fall of 2009. ■                                     - Saturday, July 21
Community Center.                             Staff Writer Molly Tanenbaum
  The bonds will come before the           can be e-mailed at mtanenbaum@
council on July 23 because federal         paweekly.com.                                             INFANT AND CHILD CPR
                                                                                                     Parents and other childcare providers will learn the techniques of infant and child CPR
                                                                                                     and how to avoid choking hazards. Mannequins are used to provide hands-on training.
    Council goes forward with                                                                                 - Monday, July 23

        broadband plan                                                                               HEART TO HEART SEMINAR ON GROWING UP
           Despite concerns about financial issues,                                                  Informative, humorous and lively discussions between parents and their pre-teens on
          Palo Alto officials support 180 Connect for                                                puberty, the opposite sex and growing up. Girls attend these two-part sessions with
                  high-speed Internet access                                                         ther moms and boys attend with their dads.
                                by Becky Trout
                                                                                                          -     For Boys: Wednesdays, August 8 & 15

P
      alo Alto will move ahead with        sulting services. Council members                              -     For Girls: Thursdays, August 9 & 16
      a business plan for high-speed       Judy Kleinberg, Dena Mossar and
      Internet access with 180 Con-        Jack Morton did not vote due to con-
nect.                                      flicts of interest.
   The council approved the plan              Councilman John Barton had been                    Call (650) 723-4600 or visit www.lpch.org to register or obtain more
despite City Auditor Sharon Erick-         absent June 18, during the initial                 information on the times, locations and fees for these and other courses.
son’s finding that the city’s potential    vote, leaving the council without the
high-speed broadband partner, 180          necessary five votes to advance the
Connect, has a “history of operating       project.
losses, is in a tenuous cash flow posi-       180 Connect, in a consortium with                                                                   LUCILE PACKARD
tion and is at a higher risk and poten-    other businesses including NorthStar
tial for default than may be desirable     Capital Partners and PacketFront,
from the city’s perspective.”              responded to the council’s 2006 re-
                                                                                                                                                  C H I L D R E N’S
   The council voted 5-1 to proceed        quest for a company to develop and                                                                     H O S P I T A L
with the next step in a multi-year ef-     operate a network that would provide
fort to get faster online access city-     high-speed two-way cable service to
wide.                                      most Palo Alto businesses and resi-
   Only Councilwoman LaDoris               dences — without requiring the city       CALL         TODAY                 TO   SIGN    UP    FOR      CLASSES            (650)            723-4600
Cordell opposed the proposal, which        to pay much, if anything.
will cost the city $65,000 for con-
                                                          (continued on page 7)
                                                                                                                                                  Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 5
                                                                                                                         Upfront
                                            S TA N F O R D
                                            Summer Theater                                                    QUOTE OF THE WEEK



     BGSJDBPOTUBHF BGSJDB
     let us tell you a story . . .
       LES BLANCS
                         JUNE       25– AUGUST 24
                           by Lorraine Hansberry,
                                                                  POTUBHF


       Thursday through Sunday, July 19–August 5 at 8:00 PM in Pigott Theater,
                                                                                         ‘‘
                                                                                         ‘‘We are still looking for a suspect.
                                                                                                             —Palo Alto Police Sgt. Sandra Brown,
                                                                                                           regarding the downtown fire that investigators
                                                                                                           determined Monday had been intentionally set.
                                                                                                           See story on page 3.




       Memorial Hall

       FAREWELL TO A CANNIBAL RAGE                                    by Femi Osofisan
                                                                                         Around Town
                                                                                         NICE TRY, SCAMMER ... Iowa            children, Wyden is expecting
        August 9–12 at 8:00 PM in Pigott Theater, Memorial Hall                          photographer Cheri Mannhardt          twins this fall with his second
                                                                                         e-mailed the Weekly recently          wife, Nancy Bass, owner of New
                                                                                         to inquire whether Rickey’s           York City’s Strand Bookstore,
                                                                                         Hyatt still existed. Why? She         whom he married in 2005. When
       ODA OAK ORACLE                    by Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin,                        had been contacted by a sup-          they bring the twins to visit their
                                                                                         posed wedding couple who said         grandmother in Channing House,
       August 16–18 at 8: 00 PM; August 19 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM in Prosser Studio      they planned to marry on Oct.         Wyden said, Nancy has asked to
       Theater, Memorial Hall; check online for other performances in Oakland            28 at the historic — but now          also visit the Peninsula Creamery
                                                                                         thoroughly demolished — hotel.        “because she’s heard so much
                                                                                         Mannhardt smelled trouble, and        about it.”
                                                                                         she was right. Apparently, she
                Visit http://summertheater.stanford.edu                                  explained, scam artists contact       GOLF COURSE TO REMAIN
                                                                                                                               INTACT, FOR NOW ... Players at
                                                                                         photographers promising to pay
                    for a full schedule of events, including a free film series.         their airfare, lodging and fees       the city’s Embarcadero Road golf
                     Questions? Email stanfordsummertheater@gmail.com                    for shooting the wedding. The         course will continue to yell “Fore!”
                                                                                         scammers then send unsuspect-         uninterrupted for awhile, as plans
                                      or call (650) 725–5838                             ing victims an advance “check,”       to slim down the course to make
                                                                                         which is actually larger than         way for additional athletic play-
                                                                                         it should be, with instructions       ing fields have been put on hold,
                                                                                         to send the surplus amount to         pending a decision by federal
                                                                                         “another vendor — which, I am         and local leaders about the fate
                                                                                         guessing, is an address that will     of San Francisquito Creek, the
                                                                                         go back to them,” Mannhardt           City Council decided recently.
                                                                                         wrote. The original check, of         The golf course, as well as the
                                                                                         course, will later be discov-         rest of the Baylands, may be in-
                                                                                         ered as bogus. Despite being          volved in a plan to fend off creek
                                                                                         the target of intended fraud,         and Bay flooding and restore
                                                                                         Mannhardt’s taking an optimistic      the environment. The project,
                                                                                         tone: “The best part about this       partially administered by the San
                                                                                         scam is what I have learned           Francisquito Creek Joint Powers
                                                                                         about the hotel. I wish we            Authority, is expected to take
                                                                                         could’ve had a chance to photo-       more than a decade.
                                                                                         graph it or at least stay there.”
                                                                                                                               NOT YOUR USUAL TEEN VIDEO
                                                                                         STILL A VIKING ... For nearly         ... Ten area high school stu-
                                                                                         three decades he’s represented        dents participating in a video-
                                                                                         Oregon in the U.S. Congress.          production program with the
                                                                                         But U.S. Senator Ron Wyden,           Community Media Center have
                                                                                         D-Oregon, faithfully attends his      released “Homelessness in
                                                                                         Palo Alto High School reunions.       the Community,” a new video
                                                                                         A few Saturdays ago, he was at        examining the issues affecting
                                                                                         MacArthur Park for the 40th of        local homeless people and agen-
                                                                                         Paly’s class of ‘67. “My formative    cies and others that try to help
                                                                                         years and what really defined         them. The teens, who form the
                                                                                         my youth, basketball, was my          center’s Youth Advisory Council,
                                                                                         Palo Alto experience,” said the       filmed homeless denizens in
                                                                                         former basketball standout who        downtown Palo Alto, as well as
                                                                                         graduated from the old Garland        Santa Clara County Supervisor
                                                                                         Elementary School and Jordan          Liz Kniss and Karla Valenzuela
                                                                                         as well as Paly. “My parents          and April MacDonald Arias of
                                                                                         were divorced and my dad              the Clara-Mateo Alliance shelter
                                                                                         was mostly on the east coast.         in Menlo Park. The film can be
                                                                                         My coach, Clem Wiser, was             viewed at http://mediacenteryac.
                                                                                         always looking out for me as          blip.tv/ or on Comcast Channel
                                                                                         were friends and their families.”     28 at several times, including
                                                                                         Wyden, who recently teamed up         Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30
                                                                                         with Safeway CEO Steven Burd          p.m. The Media Center is also
                                                                                         to craft the Healthy Americans        accepting applications for the
                                                                                         Act, a comprehensive health           Youth Advisory Council in 2008.
                                                                                         care reform bill, says his lifelong   High school students who live or
                                                                                         interest in social justice began      attend school in Atherton, East
                                                                                         right here. “Palo Alto always ap-     Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford
                                                                                         pealed to the best of our values:     and Palo Alto are eligible. The
                                                                                         being involved, going to bat for      deadline is Sept. 14. For more
                                                                                         people who didn’t have a whole        information, contact Danielle
                                                                                         lot.” The father of two grown         Fairbairn at 494-8686 ex. 37. ■

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safe enough for arson investigators to do their work.
                                       voids where the roof had caved in      The building may not be repa-
Arson                                  and areas where fighters couldn’t rable, a building contractor told the
(continued from page 3)                get at the flames.                  city last week. If that is the case,                                                      g g
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ing’s roof — made it difficult for       “Then it got its second wind,” the city would want the structure                                               Countrywide Bank, FSB.
firefighters to attack the fire, while Marinaro said. The fire that had demolished as soon as possible so                                                   Countrywide Bank, FSB is an Equal Housing Lender. ©2007 Countrywide
also enabling the flames to spread started at 9:30 p.m. Sunday ended that a three-block stretch of Univer-                                              Financial Corporation. Trade/servicemarks are the of Countrywide Financial Corporation
laterally, Marinaro said last week.    up burning for much of the night.   sity and one block of Bryant can be                                          and/or its subsidiaries. RM50702
   The first arriving crews did get      The collapse of the roof delayed reopened to traffic again, city of-
hose lines into the second floor the ability of arson inspectors to get ficials have said.
but were driven out by smoke and into the building until last Friday          Officials will now begin to de-
flames, Marinaro said. The decision because the roof had given sup- termine what will happen to the
was then made to fight the fire de- port to the walls, which became structurally unsound building,
fensively, pouring water on flames unstable.                               Brown said. Zoning restrictions in
                                         The building was temporarily the area would most likely restrict
where they could be seen and to
                                       shored up, allowing arson investi-
protect neighboring buildings. It gators to conduct their work over any replacement structure to ap-
                                                                           proximately the same size as the
                                                                                                                                                                      notice of intent
wasn’t until the roof partially col- the weekend.
lapsed around midnight that fire-                                          existing building, according to city
                                         The danger of the building’s to-
fighters could pour water directly tal collapse has kept University and planning officials. ■
onto the flames from above.            Bryant closed to both vehicular and    Senior Staff Writer Don
   But the roof collapse created new pedestrian traffic in the immediate Kazak can be e-mailed at dkazak@                                                  topic      Vacancy to be filled on the Board
                                                                           paweekly.com.                                                                              of Directors, District No. 5
problems, Marinaro said. It created vicinity.
                                                                                                                                                            who       Santa Clara Valley Water District
                                            Marinaro, Kleinberg and several      would give Los Altos Hills’ resi-                                                    5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
Fire station                             other city leaders have said they do    dents access to Foothills Park in                                   description      The Board of Directors of Santa Clara Valley Water District
(continued from page 3)                  not expect the situation to be re-      exchange for money.                                                                  intends to fill the unexpired term of office for the Board
leader Tony Spitaleri has said.          solved at the meeting.                    That issue, which also pops up ev-                                                 member in District No. 5. This seat is vacant as of
  The July 13 meeting between the           More than a dozen foothills resi-    ery few years, would take too much                                                   July 10, 2007. The District No. 5 boundaries are the
union and management is the first        dents and other concerned Palo Al-      time to resolve to be relevant for this                                              boundaries of the County Supervisorial District No. 5,
since the council directed city staff    tans addressed the council Monday,      summer, Kleinberg said.                                                              and the unexpired term ends December 31, 2008.
to work with the union to find a less    emphasizing the importance of hav-        High-risk fire days are determined                                                 In order to be eligible for election or appoint-ment,
expensive way to staff the station.      ing firefighters nearby.                by the county based on a formula                                                     an interested party must be a qualified elector in
  Marinaro has said Spitaleri was           “You are putting my son’s life in    considering wind speed, humidity,                                                    District No. 5 and must continue to reside therein
offered about five earlier dates, but    danger,” said Chris Catlin. Her son     fuel temperature, fuel moisture and                                                  during incumbency in office; however, no change
Spitaleri maintains he only turned       is a camp counselor, she said.          temperature, Marinaro said. Palo                                                     in boundaries of a supervisorial district affects the term
down two.                                   After speaking with a Los Altos      Alto usually has 10 to 20 high-risk                                                  of office of any director.
  At the meeting, the union does not     Hills councilman, Mayor Yoriko          days, he said. ■                                                                     Interested parties should notify the Clerk of the Board of
plan to give up the use of overtime.     Kishimoto said she was interested         Staff Writer Becky Trout can                                                       Directors of the Santa Clara Valley Water District in writing
Instead, it plans to suggest other       in exploring an agreement between       be e-mailed at btrout@paweekly.                                                      no later than 4 p.m., on July 19, 2007, at 5750 Almaden
sources of funding, Spitaleri said.      Los Altos Hills and the city that       com.                                                                                 Expressway, San Jose, California, 95118. Please submit
                                                                                                                                                                      a letter of interest which includes your name, residential
                                         tive services.                          city leaders had not done adequate                                                   address, occupation, summary of interest in the position,
Broadband                                   In other business:                   research or outreach on the issue.                                                   and qualifications and experience.
(continued from page 5)                     ■ Despite vehement opposition           “It has been abundantly clear that                                                The Board currently anticipates conducting interviews
   In response to Erickson’s findings,   from the city’s hotel operators, the    no substantive evidence (shows) the                                                  of candidates on July 31, 2007.
180 Connect Chief Financial Officer      council unanimously voted to place      net effect of the increase will be to
Steven Westberg said the company         a 2 percent increase of the tran-       raise revenue for the city,” said Lee                                                Information packets can be obtained online at
                                         sient-occupancy tax (TOT) on the        Wieder, the vice chair for the Cham-                                                 www.valleywater.org or in person at District Headquarters,
is working to strengthen its financial
                                                                                                                                                                      5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, California.
position and was willing to provide a    November 2007 ballot. To pass, the      ber of Commerce’s Government Ac-
bond to reassure the city.               measure would require a simple ma-      tion Committee.                                                                      For more information contact Natalie Dominguez
   Since the June 18 meeting, 180        jority. The tax, which has not been        Past data has shown that travelers                                                at (408) 265-2607, ext. 2659, or by e-mail
Connect agreed to drop its request       increased since 1983, is currently 10   will continue to stay in Palo Alto                                                   at ndominguez@valleywater.org.
for $30,000 to create the business       percent of the room rate.               even if rates increase, Administra-
plan and clarified that it does not         The increase is expected to gen-     tive Services Director Carl Yeats
expect cash from the city.               erate between $624,000 and $1.2         said. ■
   The business plan and associated      million annually, according to city        For more council news, or to
studies are expected to take about       staff. That money would be used for     discuss the council's decisions on
six months, according to Joe Sac-        general city expenses.                  Town Square, go to www.Palo
cio, deputy director of administra-         Hotel managers and owners said       AltoOnline.com

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             Palo Alto’s Finest Antique Store                                                                                               Masked men brazenly rob Palo Alto jewelry store
                                                                                                                BEST OF
                                                                                                                                              Two masked men boldly robbed the Tiffany & Co. jewelry store at
                   American and                                                                                  2007
                                                                                                                                            Stanford Shopping Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, telling 15 employees
                                                                                                                                            and 12 customers to get on the floor.
                 European Antiques                                                                   CHOOSE THE BEST                          The men were armed with what appeared to be a large tool, Palo Alto
                                                                                                 VOTE ONLINE AT WWW.PALOALTOONLINE.COM      Police Sgt. Sandra Brown said.
                                                                                                        VOTING DEADLINE IS JULY 13            The men smashed a jewelry case and took an unknown amount of
                 100 Addison Avenue at Alma, Palo Alto                                                                                      jewelry. None of the employees or customers were injured.
                                                                                                     It’s 2007 and this year’s                After leaving the store, the men ran through the mall to a waiting car
                      (Across from the Anthropologie Store)
                                                                                                     Best of Palo Alto is a salute to       with a third man inside.
             650-328-1540              shop@addisonantique.com                                                                                The first man was described as black, wearing a black mask, black
                                                                                                     Double -0-Seven. So park that
                                                                                                                                            baseball hat, black sweatshirt and black shoes. He is 5-feet-9-inches tall
                                                                                                   Aston Martin, spy this year’s ballot     with a thin build.
                                                                                                        and select 2007’s best!               The second man was described as wearing a white baseball hat, black
                                                                                                                                            mask, black sweatshirt and black shoes. He is 5-feet-9-inches tall with
                                                                                                                                            a heavy build.
                                                                  RESOLUTION NO. 8715                                                         The waiting car was a white Hyundai Elantra with four doors, license
                                                                                                                                            plate number 5XYM351. It was stolen in Fremont two days earlier.
                                       RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF                                                               Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Palo
                                                                                                                                            Alto Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-329-2190. ■
                              PALO ALTO CALLING ITS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF COUNCIL
                                                                                                                                                                                                       —Don Kazak
                             MEMBERS, REQUESTING THE SERVICES OF THE REGISTRAR OF VOTERS,
                                   AND ORDERING THE CONSOLIDATION OF SAID ELECTION
                                                                                                                                            Former nanny convicted in death of PA toddler
 WHEREAS, Article III, Section 3, of the Palo Alto City Charter requires that a general municipal election for election of council
                                                                                                                                              A former nanny was convicted in Santa Clara County Superior Court
 members be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each odd-numbered year, that is, November 6,                      last Tuesday of hitting the Palo Alto child she was caring for on her head
 2007; and                                                                                                                                  and killing her in September 2005.
                                                                                                                                              Claudia Granados of Tracy faces up to 25 years in prison when she is
 WHEREAS, elections are scheduled to be held on November 6, 2007, in certain school districts and certain special districts in              sentenced Aug. 1.
 Santa Clara County; and                                                                                                                      Granados had worked as a nanny for Denise Provost and William
 WHEREAS, pursuant to Education Code Section 5342 and Part 3 of Division 10 of the Elections Code, commencing at Section
                                                                                                                                            Howell, caring for their 22-month-old daughter, Sarah. The parents left
 10400, such elections may be partially or completely consolidated.                                                                         their home at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2005. At 9:19 a.m., paramedics re-
                                                                                                                                            sponded to a 911 call from the home at 836 Clarke Way and found Sarah
 NOW, THEREFORE, the Council of the City of Palo Alto does RESOLVE as follows:                                                              “limp and blue” and could not revive her. She was taken to Lucile Pack-
                                                                                                                                            ard Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
 SECTION 1. Call of Election. A general municipal election is hereby called for the City of Palo Alto to be held on Tuesday, No-
 vember 6, 2007, for the purpose of electing four (4) council members for full terms (four years).
                                                                                                                                              Prosecutors charged that Granados hit the toddler several times on her
                                                                                                                                            head. The coroner listed the cause of death as severe blunt force trauma
 SECTION 2. Request to Consolidate. The Council of the City of Palo Alto requests the governing body of any other political                 to the head.
 subdivision, or any officers otherwise authorized by law, to partially or completely consolidate such elections and the City Council          The jury trial took two months.
 consents to such consolidation.                                                                                                              “I was confident that the facts would prove her guilt,” said Santa Clara
                                                                                                                                            County Deputy District Attorney Dan Fehderau. “But it was a complicated
 SECTION 3. Request for County Services. Pursuant to Section 10002 of the California Elections Code, the Council of the City
 of Palo Alto hereby requests the Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County to permit the Registrar of Voters to render services
                                                                                                                                            case with a vigorous defense. The jury really listened.”
 to the City of Palo Alto relating to the conduct of Palo Alto’s General Municipal and Special Elections which are called to be held          The jury deliberated a day and half before returning a guilty verdict. ■
 on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. The services shall be of the type normally performed by the Registrar of Voters in assisting                                                                             —Don Kazak
 the clerks of municipalities in the conduct of elections including, but not limited to, checking registrations, mailing ballots, hiring
 election officers and arranging for polling places, receiving absentee voter ballot applications, mailing and receiving absent voter
 ballots and opening and counting same, providing and distributing election supplies, and furnishing voting machines.
                                                                                                                                            East Palo Alto fugitive tracked down, arrested
 SECTION 4. Consolidation of Measures. The Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County is requested to include on the ballots                  A man suspected of an attempted murder shooting in East Palo Alto
 and sample ballots, all qualified measures submitted by the City Council to be ratified by the qualified electors of the City of Palo         in November 2006 was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Friday at a home in Fre-
 Alto.                                                                                                                                      mont. Marvin Jake Ware, 19, of East Palo Alto is also a suspect in other
                                                                                                                                            shootings.
 SECTION 5. Duties of City Clerk. The City Clerk is directed to do all things required by law to effectuate such general municipal            In the shooting, a 22-year-old East Palo Alto man was walking near
 election, including but not limited to causing the posting, publication and printing of all notices or other election materials pursuant
 to the requirements of the Charter of the City of Palo Alto and the California Elections and Government Codes.
                                                                                                                                            Laurel Avenue and Newbridge Street at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 when a car
                                                                                                                                            pulled up and a man on the passenger side yelled at him.
 SECTION 6. Contract Authority. Subject to approval of the Board of Supervisors of Santa Clara County of the foregoing request,               The victim said the man pointed a gun at his chest but the victim was
 the City Clerk is hereby authorized to engage the services of the Registrar of Voters of the County of Santa Clara to aid in the           close enough to grab it and point it downward as the man fired the gun.
 conduct of said elections including canvassing the returns of said elections. Further, the Director of Administrative Services is          The victim was wounded in his leg.
 authorized and directed to pay the cost of said services provided that no payment shall be made for services which the Registrar             East Palo Alto police requested the help of the San Mateo County
 of Voters is otherwise required by law to perform.
                                                                                                                                            Sheriff’s Office Gang Intelligence Unit and the San Francisco office of
 SECTION 7. Transmittal of Resolution. The City Clerk is directed to submit a certified copy of this resolution to the Board of              the FBI in tracking down Ware.
 Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara.                                                                                                    Investigators were aided by the San Jose Police Department and an air
                                                                                                                                            support unit of the California Highway Patrol in an investigation that led
 SECTION 8. CEQA. The Council finds that this resolution does not constitute a project subject to the California Environmental               them around the Bay Area.
 Quality Act.
                                                                                                                                              Investigators and Fremont police, including that city’s SWAT unit,
 INTRODUCED AND PASSED:             June 04, 2007                                                                                           were deployed at a house in Fremont early Friday morning. Ware tried
                                                                                                                                            to flee from the back of the home and was taken into custody.
 AYES:      BARTON, BEECHAM, CORDELL, DREKMEIER, KISHIMOTO, KLEIN, KLEINBERG, MORTON, MOSSAR                                                  He was booked into Alameda County Jail pending his transfer back to
                                                                                                                                            San Mateo County on attempted homicide charges. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                                       —Don Kazak
 NOES:

 ABSTENTIONS:                                                                                                                               EPA driver injured in highway crash
 ABSENT:                                                                                                                                      An East Palo Alto driver whose vehicle plunged off the side of an em-
                                                                                                                                            bankment on U.S. Highway 101 Sunday morning was severely injured
 ATTEST:                                                                            APPROVED:                                               and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, a California
 /s/Donna Rogers                                            /s/Yoriko Kishimoto                                                             Highway Patrol dispatcher said.
 City Clerk                                                 Mayor                                                                             Jose Martinez, 18, was reportedly lying on the ground when officials
                                                                                                                                            arrived at the scene at around 5:35 a.m., a dispatcher said.
 APPROVED AS TO FORM:                                                                                                                         The crash occurred off northbound U.S. Highway 101 by the east and
                                                                                                                                            westbound transition roads to state Highway 92, CHP said.
 /s/Gary Baum                                               /s/Frank Benest
 City Attorney                                              City Manager
                                                                                                                                              He was taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment. ■
                                                                                                                                                                                           —Bay City News Service
                                                            /s/Carl Yeats
                                                            Director of Administrative Services                                                   LET'S DISCUSS: Read the latest local news headlines and talk about the
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                                                                                              Upfront
Skelly                                                                                                                                                                              COURTS
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and there’s a good mix of local yo-
kels and others from all over,” he
                                                                                                                                                     Eight-year-old case
said. He has met with both fellow
newcomers and with “some who
                                                                                                                                                  revived by appeals court
have been around a long time,” such                                                                                                                  1995 asphyxiation death of Palo Alto woman
as former Assistant Superintendent
Irv Rollins and former Business                                                                                                                               sparked years-long battle
Manager Bob Golton.                                                                                                                                                               by Becky Trout
  He has been deeply involved in
interviewing and selecting four new

                                                                                                                                            A
                                                                                                                                                   lthough he’s been dead for             Todd Grey.
school principals, including Jac-                                                                                                                  five years, Nelson Galbraith’s            Grey, who is still the state’s top
queline McEvoy as the new princi-                                                                                                                  claim that he was wrongfully           examiner, called Ozoa’s work “an




                                                                                                                          Marjan Sadoughi
pal for Palo Alto High School.                                                                                                              charged with murdering his former             incompetent autopsy that didn’t
  They are still in the interview                                                                                                           wife is more alive than ever, thanks          meet the minimal standards neces-
process for a new business manager                                                                                                          to a recent ruling by the 9th U.S.            sary.” He said Ozoa had not probed
to replace Jerry Matranga, who is                                                                                                           Circuit Court of Appeals.                     the neck properly to determine if
retiring from the district this sum-                                                                                                           A divided three-member panel               the cause of asphyxiation was sui-
mer along with former Superinten-      Kevin Skelly, new Palo Alto schools superintendent, sits in his new office.                          ruled in May that Galbraith has               cide or homicide.
dent Mary Frances Callan.                                                                                                                   presented enough evidence against                Ozoa was also severely criticized
  Another bit of unfinished busi-                                                                                                           Santa Clara County and its former             by a Santa Clara County Civil Grand
ness is defining the job of Scott                                                                                                           coroner, Angelo Ozoa, to warrant              Jury in 1998 and by the state’s Med-
Laurence, who had been promoted        school that is named “The Second-         stressed because the parents are                           a trial.                                      ical Board in 2002, according to the
from Paly principal to assistant su-   Best School.”                             worried about the future.” He said                            Michael Goldsmith, a law pro-              San Jose Mercury News. He retired
perintendent: “We’re still working        But in today’s America, once out       he sees parents being “way more                            fessor at Brigham Young Univer-               in 1998, just before the release of
on what exactly he will do. He has     of school “nobody looks at your           invested in how their kids do, be-                         sity who represents the Galbraiths            the grand jury report.
lots of different talents.”            grades or if you go to a community        cause they can be and they love                            — five of the couple’s six children              Since it was filed, the case has
  Laurence’s final job description     college for a couple of years,” said      their kids so much.”                                       are behind the suit — said the case           bounced from court to court, with
will be influenced by the “direc-      Skelly, himself a Harvard Univer-            He is especially impressed with                         should be heard before U.S. District          numerous appeals.
tion” the district takes with the      sity graduate.                            the resilience of young people                             Court Judge Jeffrey White in San                 Before their father died in 2002
business manager’s job, he said.          “The great thing about this coun-      — which is consistent with the dis-                        Francisco within a year.                      at age 83, his children promised to
  Skelly is not surprised by the       try is it’s a place of second, third      trict’s strategic plan’s goal of “pro-                        On Sept. 18, 1995, Josephine Gal-          pursue the case, son Dick Galbraith
high level of interest in Palo Alto    and fourth chances,” and it takes         ducing thoughtful, resilient kids.”                        braith died at age 76 at the Wilkie           said.
schools because “the schools are       awhile for new arrivals to realize           Yet the high-stress years are fol-                      Way home she shared with her                     “It’s not about money,” said Dick
involved in the two most important     that and relax a bit.                     lowed by college, which “repre-                            former husband. The couple had                Galbraith, now a professor in Utah.
things in people’s lives: their kids      But it’s the young people them-        sents the first really capricious ex-                      divorced after decades of marriage            The Galbraiths want to ensure other
and their money.”                      selves who impress him the most.          perience they can have” for many                           in the early 1980s but then reunited          individuals aren’t wrongfully ac-
  He acknowledged continuing              “I’m enormously optimistic             students, he said, reflecting on his                       several years later.                          cused, he said.
concerns about student stress and      about the next generation of kids,”       own years at Harvard, from which                              She had been diagnosed with                   In its May ruling, the circuit
a preoccupation with success, and      he said, based on those “smart and        he graduated with honors in 1983.                          Parkinson’s disease days before               court ruled Galbraith had provid-
added a possible twist: whether the    thoughtful” young persons he’s met           Overall, he said, “I’m just pro-                        and was acting severely depressed,            ed enough information to make it
emphasis is part of “the first-gen-    in Palo Alto and in Poway, Calif.         foundly grateful for this oppor-                           family members said at the time.              worth investigating “whether Dr.
eration issue” in which children of    and at Saratoga High School, where        tunity to work with so many tal-                           She died with a red sash around her           Ozoa was reckless in performing
immigrants are pushed (and push        he previously worked.                     ented people who love their kids so                        neck and her wrist slashed, a bucket          the autopsy and in concluding the
themselves) extra hard.                   “Our best kids would run rings         much, and to be in a place where                           placed nearby to catch the blood.             cause of death was homicide.” In
  Perhaps sensitized by his own        around us,” he said of his own edu-       we can do magical things for kids                             Suicide was initially suspected,           addition, “there is a genuine is-
Irish-Catholic background, Skelly      cation years, including their atti-       — to have classes where you have                           but then officers arrested Nel-               sue ... whether the county’s lack of
observed that “now it’s people from    tudes about students with learning        a chance to change the trajectory of                       son Galbraith on Jan. 29, 1997                training policies and procedures
Taiwan and India” — countries          disabilities, and racism and sexism.      that kid’s life.” ■                                        — 16 months after the death — and             amounted to deliberate indiffer-
where attending “the right school”        “The kids are all right,” he said.        Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson                           charged him with murder, citing               ence to Galbraith’s constitutional
makes a lifelong difference.              But there’s a shadow: “I once in       can be e-mailed at jthorwaldson@                           findings from Ozoa’s autopsy.                 rights.”
  In Taiwan, he said, there’s even a   awhile worry that the kids are so         paweekly.com.                                                 The former music store owner                  The county disagrees, Santa Clara
                                                                                                                                            and insurance salesman spent a                County Counsel Ann Ravel said.
                                                                                                                                            few days in jail before his children             The coroner is an individual who
                                                                                                                                            bailed him out.                               may make mistakes without impli-
                                                                                                                                               When the case went to trial,               cating the entire county, she said.
                                                                           Adding compost to your soil                                      Galbraith was acquitted by a jury                “We really believe the court has
                                                                           improves its structure, helps
       Bring Out Your
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                                                                                                                                            in 1998, despite the prosecution’s
                                                                                                                                            claims that Josephine had not been
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                                                                                                                                                                                          extended the policymaker (des-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ignation) to a dangerous degree.
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                                                                                                                                               Angry he had been accused of
                                                                                                                                                                                          of a coroner is not a policymaker,”
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ravel said.
                                                                           erosion and allows your                                          killing his lifelong love, whom he               The county has already chal-
           Jungle
           Jungle                                                          plants to develop better root
                                                                           structure which helps them
                                                                                                                                            met in high school, Galbraith filed
                                                                                                                                            a $10 million claim in 1999 against
                                                                                                                                                                                          lenged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Appeals decision, asking for a hear-
                                                                                                                                            Ozoa for a negligent autopsy, and             ing before the full Court of Appeals,
                                                                           grow bigger, stronger, and                                       against the county for poor prac-             a motion that was denied, attorneys
                                                                                                                                            tices and sloppy prosecution.                 on both sides confirm.
                                                                           healthier.                                                          The Palo Alto Police Department               Ravel said the county would prob-
                                                                                                                                            was initially involved, although they         ably not attempt to appeal the case
                                                                                                                                            are no longer listed as defendants in         to the U.S. Supreme Court due to
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                                                                                Upcoming                                                       In their quest to clear Nelson             of acceptance.
   a workshop receive a voucher for a reduced cost                              Workshops                                                   Galbraith’s name, the family also
                                                                                                                                            exhumed Josephine’s body and sent
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ozoa’s attorney, Jim Towery with
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel, said
  Biostack compost bin (an $89 retail value for $27).                           Saturday Workshops                                          it to Utah, where it was re-examined          Ozoa maintains the prosecutor de-
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POLICE CALLS                                                   Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                                              VIOLENT CRIMES                               4000 block Miller Avenue, 7/1, 11:30 p.m.;                   BEST OF
                                                               Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1                                                    robbery.
Palo Alto                                                                                                                     Palo Alto                                    Unlisted location, 7/3, 5:51 a.m.; domestic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2007
                                                               Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .2
June 28-July 6                                                                                                                Unlisted location, 6/28, 12:44 p.m.; do-     violence.
Violence related
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                               Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .5
                                                               Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                                                                                              mestic violence.
                                                                                                                              Unlisted location, 6/28, 4:03 p.m.; domes-
                                                                                                                                                                           Unlisted location, 7/3, 8:42 p.m.; domestic
                                                                                                                                                                           violence.
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Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1      Alcohol or drug related                                        tic violence.                                1000 block Embarcadero Road, 7/4, 5:45
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Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5           Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1       500 block Cambridge Avenue, 6/28, 9:31       p.m.; battery.                                       VOTING DEADLINE IS JULY 13
Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1     Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7        p.m.; battery.
                                                                                                                              2000 block Middlefield Road, 6/29, 1:46      Menlo Park
Theft related
Commercial burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                               Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                                                                                              p.m.; battery.                               Unlisted location, 6/30, 4:30 p.m.; sexual        It’s 2007 and this year’s
                                                               Sale of drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2   Miscellaneous
                                                                                                                              Unlisted location, 6/29, 2:20 p.m.; child    assault.                                          Best of Palo Alto is a salute to
                                                                                                                                                                           Unlisted location, 6/30, 4:30 p.m.; child
Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                                                               Coroner case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                                              abuse.
                                                                                                                              Unlisted location, 6/29, 3 p.m.; domestic    abuse.                                            Double -0-Seven. So park that
Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Residential burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1          Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1         violence.                                    400 block Laurel Street, 7/05, 1:37 a.m.;       Aston Martin, spy this year’s ballot
                                                                                                                                                                           domestic violence.
Vehicle related                                                Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1   2000 block Middlefield Road, 7/1, 7:32
                                                                                                                              a.m.; battery.                               1200 block Madera Avenue, 7/05, 8:46                 and select 2007’s best!
Abandoned auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8           Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Abandoned bicycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1            Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11                                                  a.m.; domestic violence.
Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1       Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .3                 Probation violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
                                                               Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4       Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .3               Trespassing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .6                     Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4     Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Alcohol or drug related
                                                               Atherton
Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7        June 29-July 7
Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2           Theft related
Under influence of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . .1              Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Miscellaneous                                                  Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Animal call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1     Vehicle related
Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4         Bicycle theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6       Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .5
                                                               Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Noise complaint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3         Suspicious vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8     Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .3
Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1        Vehicle code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .5                Alcohol or drug related
Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16     Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5       Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8            Miscellaneous
Menlo Park                                                     Animal call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
June 28-July 8                                                 Citizen assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Violence related
                                                               Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Child abuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2           Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sexual assault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1       Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Theft related                                                  Juvenile problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2   Medical aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3     Other/misc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12   Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2          Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .3
Vehicle related
                                                               Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Abandoned auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Auto recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3       Town ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Auto theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2    Tree blocking roadway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Driving with suspended license . . . . . . .3                  Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Driving without license . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1           Welfare check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1




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   Births, marriages and deaths
                                       ter’s degree he was recruited by
Deaths                                 Stanford engineering professor
                                       Fred Terman to work at the Radio
                                       Research Laboratory at Harvard,
Ruth Haro                              where he developed oscillators and
  Ruth Ann West Haro, 44, a life-      amplifiers for ultra-high frequen-
long resident of Mountain View,        cies.
died June 30.                            As part of that work, he developed
  She graduated from Awalt (now        an anti-aircraft radar jammer nick-
Mountain View) High School and         named “Carpet.” It was first used
worked in banking for 25 years.        during the Allied invasion of Sicily
Most recently she was the client       in July 1943, marking the first time
services manager at Silicon Valley     U.S. forces jammed enemy radar
Bank in Palo Alto.                     during combat.
  She loved cooking and spending         Rambo returned to Stanford in
time with her friends and family.      1951 as a research associate under
  She is survived by her husband       Terman and in 1958 succeeded Ter-
Jonas Haro; sons Mitchell Yama-        man as director of Stanford Elec-
moto, Patrick Yamamoto and Travis      tronic Laboratories.
Haro; and stepson Colton Haro, all       He was appointed professor of
of Mountain View.                      electrical engineering in 1957.
  A memorial service was held,           In response to antiwar protests,
July 5 in Palo Alto.                   Stanford ceased classified work for
  Donations in her name may be         the military in 1969. Terman and
made to the Lupus Foundation of        a colleague then transferred their
America.                               classified work to the Stanford
                                       Research Institute in Menlo Park,
William Rambo                          while Rambo continued to teach at
  William “Bill” Rambo, a Stan-        Stanford.
ford University professor emeritus       After the death of his wife in                                       Nellie Bartello, 96, died         volunteer at the Health Care Center for over 13 years. She
of electrical engineering who de-      1988, he moved to Colorado to be                                    peacefully in her sleep              volunteered with the La Comida lunches at the Palo Alto
veloped a device to block German       closer to other family.
radar during World War II, died at       “He loved Stanford passionately,”                                 with her family beside her           Avenidas and in her daughter's 2nd grade classroom at
his home in Morristown, Colo. Feb      said his daughter, Katherine Rambo                                  at Palo Alto's Lytton Gar-           Peninsula School. A devout Catholic, she attended the
22. He was 90.                         of Oro Valley, Ariz. He is also sur-                                dens June 10. A Toronto              St. Ann's Chapel and Companions on the Journey com-
  He taught at Stanford from 1951      vived by daughter Anna Rambo                                        native, she married Leo              munities. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law
to his retirement in 1972.             Dahle of Morrison, Colo., and two                                   Bartello in 1934. They               Graceann and Bob Johnson of Palo Alto; sons John Bar-
  Rambo was born Oct. 13, 1916         granddaughters.
in San Jose. After studying at San                                                                         moved to Batavia, NY in              tello and Len Bartello of Florida; her sister Pauline Madott
Jose State University for two years,                                                                       1946, where she was a                of Toronto; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
he transferred to Stanford where he                                                                        Nurse Aide for 22 years.             and numerous nieces and nephews. Contributions may
earned a bachelor’s degree in engi-
neering in 1938 and a master’s de-
                                         Births                                                            She was active in church,            be made to a charity of choice or the Nellie Bartello Fund
                                           Rinna Sanchez-Baluyut              school and community activities. After her husband's              at Lytton Gardens, Peninsula School or Companions on
gree in 1941.
  He married Edith Dillingham in         and Eduardo Baluyut of               death, she moved to Lytton Gardens in 1982. There she             the Journey.
1941.                                    Menlo Park, a daughter, June         participated in many classes and was a daily activities
  After Rambo received his mas-          28.                                                                                       PA I D   O B I T UA RY




                                                                                                               DORIS IRENE MCLAUGHLIN
   BEST OF PALO ALTO                                                               Doris Irene McLaughlin died peacefully on July 3rd, a week
                                                                              before her 91st birthday.
                                                                                                                                                she influenced, and her years of serving others. Of the many
                                                                                                                                                ways she served, she brailed for the blind for the Association
                                                                                   Doris was born July 9, 1916 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan,       for Research and Enlightment, an organization in which she
                                                                              Canada. She moved to Vancouver, British Columbia when             and Harry were active, holding study groups in their home.

                    O nce                                                     she was 2, and then to Kelowna where her father was editor of
                                                                              newspaper. The family moved to San Francisco when she was
                                                                                                                                                Harry was killed in 1971. After that she devoted all her time to
                                                                                                                                                the service of God. She spent much of her time in India at the
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                                                                              every summer.                                                     set up a school for the blind. She continued to visit the ashram,
                                                                                   When Doris was 16 she entered UC, Berkeley where             taking her entire family and many friends from 1978 through
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                                                                              she met her husband Harry Rockel McLaughlin. After she            2002. She has been holding Sai Baba study groups in her
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                                                                              graduated from Berkeley she and Harry married and moved to        home for over 20 years. She was very devoted to the Sai Baba
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                                                                              World War II. In 1957, she, Harry and their two children moved    study circles. She lived the principles of Love, Peace, Right
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                                                                              to Palo Alto where she lived out the remainder of her life.       Actions, Truth, and Nonviolence.
                                                                                   She and Harry shared many interests including the                Her love of life, tenacious will power, strength of character,
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                                                                              symphony, jazz, dancing and photography.                          and giving spirit will continue to live on through all the lives
                                                                                   Doris is survived by her sister, Thelma Jones of Carmel,     she has touched.
                            BEST OF                                           California, her two children, Ed McLaughlin and wife Deborah,         At Doris’ request, there will be a small memorial service on
                                                                              Kathy Jones and husband Brandon, and four grandchildren           Saturday, July 7th in her home for her family and close friends.
                               2007                                           - Kyra Busby, Holly McKeag, Scott McLaughlin, and Andrea          She has requested that all her friends have a quiet prayer and
                                                                              McLaughlin.                                                       meditation in her honor at that same time.

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                                                                                   Doris’ spirit of giving and quiet spirituality influenced        In lieu of flowers, Doris has requested that memorial
                                                                              everyone she knew. She lived and taught a life of service and     donations be sent to the Sathya Sai Baba Society at 305 West
                                                                              will always be remembered for the lives she touched, the people   1st Street, Tustin, CA 92780.
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  Editorial
       Libraries are back,
         with a big bang
   New city auditor report finds serious flaws in Palo
  Alto’s library system; urges organizational revamping                                            Editorials, letters and opinions

  T
         he 71-page city auditor’s report just made public should hit
         the community with the bang of a large book falling on the
         floor.                                                            Albert Hopkins’ legacy                 in the open space district which            Military appreciation
     Not only are four of the five Palo Alto’s libraries shabby, dreary    Editor,                                this fire station serves. These are         Editor,
  places compared to libraries in nearby communities, they are               While the obituary printed in        our homes and we chose to live in              Mimi Sabo (Readerwire, July 6)
  plagued with operational problems and inefficiencies, the report         memory of Albert Hopkins in the        this area for a variety of reasons.         should be ashamed of herself for
  states. The fifth branch, Children’s Library, originally built in        July 6 edition of the Weekly stat-     One reason we all have in com-              writing
  1940, is now being refurbished and expanded at a cost of $4.2            ed many facts about his life, I feel   mon is the beauty of the natural               that during the fireworks dis-
  million and is scheduled to re-open in September.                        that one very major contribution       surroundings.                               play at Stanford the band’s playing
     The overcrowded, inadequate physical condition of the libraries       he made to our community was             This is also home for wildlife:           of “Over There” and The Halls of
  is old news, however.                                                    missing from it.                       Deer, mountain lions, bobcats, fox,         Montezuma” was “insensitive con-
     More significant is that the audit reveals new information about        In his time at Gunn High School,     coyotes, ravens, golden eagles, red         sidering our country’s current dif-
  internal organizational flaws that have further sapped efficiencies      Mr. Hopkins served as a fervent        tail hawks, turkey vultures and all         ficulties in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
  and services, apparently for years. It recommends that scheduling        ally to students of color in a dis-    the numerous, beautiful smaller                Apparently Ms. Sabo has no ap-
                                                                           trict where the word minority is       animals such as rabbits, humming-           preciation whatsoever for our coun-
  and other problems be corrected before any far-reaching decisions        all too appropriate.                   birds, bumble bees, wasps, lizards          try’s military and their sacrifices
  are made about the long-debated physical future of the libraries.          He ran the campus academic           and morning doves.                          in the past and present that enable
     It lists 32 specific recommendations, virtually all of which have     center and helped to run Gunn’s          A mother deer had twins right             Ms Sabo to write to the Weekly
  the concurrence of City Manager Frank Benest.                            Black Student Union, an organiza-      next to our home. A few years ago           without censorship and to enjoy the
     The report, by City Auditor Sharon Erickson and staff, is             tion that included many non-Afri-      the land around our house was               fireworks display which honors this
  another outstanding production by the auditor’s office. In carefully     can-American members.                  the home of a mother fox and her            free country.
  worded but candid, sometimes blunt, language, it presents a clear          He also provided a constant          three cubs.                                    The military has protected this
  vision of how the libraries work and where the shortcomings lie.         stream of resources for students         It is not just humans who occupy          precious freedom in past wars and
     The report stops short of weighing in on the policy debate that       who had their eyes set on college      the land, it is the home for wildlife       they are doing the same in the pres-
  has stalled or undermined efforts to bring the city’s once-vaunted       but didn’t fit into the Gunn mold.     and it must be protected.                   ent war. It’s amazing and disgusting
  libraries up to even a minimum par — namely whether to stay                Last year he was integral in                                Sharon Luciw         to see how this freedom is taken for
  with five branches or concentrate resources on two main branches         establishing three diversity com-                            Page Mill Road        granted by so many and how little
  and Children’s. It does note that maintaining all the branches adds      missioner positions on the Gunn                                   Palo Alto        thanks and even condemnation is
  major costs in staffing, redundant equipment, moving of books            Student Executive Counsel, which                                                   given to our military, who have al-
  and materials between branches and other areas.                          enable the voices of students of                                                   ways stood in harm’s way to make
     In a broader context, the city has been in a quandary about           color to become much more au-                                                      this freedom possible for all of us.
  where to go next relating to its library system ever since a             dible on campus.                                                                                         Nancy Deussen
  major library bond issue to rebuild Mitchell Park Library and              While he may have been a thorn                                                                            Greer Road
  Community Center fell shy of two-thirds voter approval in 2004.          in many people’s sides at times,                                                                              Palo Alto
  Following the demoralizing defeat, the City Council in December          his support, strength and encour-
                                                                           agement have been great assets to
  2004 asked the city’s Library Advisory Commission (LAC) to               students of all colors at Gunn.                                         YOUR TURN
  develop a plan.                                                            We thank him for his passion in
     Two years later, the LAC produced its Library Service                 helping us succeed and will miss        The Palo Alto Weekly encourages comments on our coverage or on
  Model Analysis and Recommendations, or LSMAR, report.                    him greatly.                            issues of local interest.
  Key provisions were that all branches be kept, services and                                    Rebecca Pierce
  collections be expanded, there be greater use of technological                             Gunn High School      What do you think? How important is it for families to eat meals
  efficiencies and that Mitchell Park services be upgraded without                                    Palo Alto    together?
  downgrading services at the Main Library. The council endorsed
  the recommendations in May 2006.                                         Speak up                                   Submit letters to the editor of up to 250 words to letters@paweekly.com
     Then the council requested an audit, which took from August           Editor,                                 or shorter comments to readerwire@paweekly.com. Include your name,
                                                                                                                   address and daytime phone number so we can reach you. We reserve the right
  2006 to this May. The audit is thorough. Importantly, it focuses on        Bush’s pardon of Libby just as        to edit contributions for length, objectionable content, libel and factual errors
  the present and future without dwelling on failures of the past that     Libby was to be jailed for perjury      known to us. Anonymous letters will generally not be accepted.
  allowed things to get so bad in a community that ostensibly values       and obstructing justice in the ex-         You can also participate in our popular interactive online forum, Town
  libraries, and literacy, as much as does Palo Alto.                      posure of Valerie Plane epitomizes      Square, at our community website at www.PaloAltoOnline.com. Read
                                                                           his contempt for rule of law.           blogs, discuss issues, ask questions or express opinions with you neighbors any
     Audit staff visited libraries in 10 nearby communities and                                                    time, day or night.
  found that libraries there are bigger, with more services, more            Further, Bush’s comments hint            Submitting a letter to the editor or guest opinion constitutes a granting of per-
  pleasant environments, more seating at tables with power and             at his full pardon of Libby in          mission to the Palo Alto Weekly and Embarcadero Publishing Co. to also publish
  Internet outlets, and private meeting rooms. The audit notes             time to keep Special Prosecuter         it online, including in our online archives and as a post on Town Square.
  that all Palo Alto branches combined total 51,000 square feet,           Fitzgerald from getting to the truth       For more information contact Editor Jay Thorwaldson or Assistant to the Editor
  compared to the 60,000-square-foot library in Sunnyvale, which           about Bush-Cheney impeachable           Tyler Hanley at editor@paweekly.com or 650-326-8210.
                                                                           crimes.
  is now considering building a 143,000-square-foot replacement              Congress must hear from Amer-
  library.                                                                 icans who object to their contempt
     One blatant inefficiency is that most staff members work              for the law and our Constitution
  daytime hours, creating understaffing during the busiest hours           and who demand they hold im-
  of evenings and weekends. Just scheduling staff hours at the five        peachment hearings to stop the
  branches takes nine persons, and there is no common scheduling           endless crimes and damage to our
  system between branches, the report found.                               democracy.
     There are security problems, and improvements in efficiency             It is the legal way of holding
  through a self-checkout systems were more than canceled out by           them accountable beyond empty
  an expansion of the inefficient “hold” system, the report notes.         rhetoric. Speak up while you can.
     What should we make of these sad revelations?                                               Edith Groner
     First, the council should be commended for undertaking the                                Parkside Drive
  audit, even though one wonders where management has been in                                        Palo Alto
  recent years — preoccupied with the policy debate, we presume.
     The audit leaves unresolved the issue of refurbishing or              Fire fox
  rebuilding facilities, which should be part of the equation before       Editor,
  returning to the public with a funding measure, as planned for             As a resident of open space on
  next year. The council, staff and many community supporters of           Page Mill Road I believe it is
  good libraries for Palo Alto need to come back with a realistic,           critical to staff the Foothills
  overall plan for creating a first-rate library system operationally if   Park fire station during the sum-
                                                                           mer months.
  they want voter support to refurbish facilities.                           There are many residents living
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Board of Contributors
Thursday night’s HRC meeting will tackle two sensitive situations
                by Jeff Blum                                                                                                                                                 HRC meeting Thursday night (July 12).


T
      he Palo Alto Hu-                                                                                                                                                          Hopefully it is an appropriate time for the
      man Relations                                        Few people award gold stars simply for trying. If this                                                            parties to the Mandarin immersion and Pen-
      Commission meet-                                     process is to succeed we will need to be persistent and ask                                                       insula Peace and Justice disagreements to
ing in July is not to be                                                                                                                                                     heal, clear up misunderstandings and pos-
missed and you are in-                                     pertinent questions. Where is the common ground between                                                           sibly set common goals for the future. Hope-
vited, indeed implored,                                    the disagreeing parties?                                                                                          fully, our HRC is up to the task of aiding the
to attend. We will be                                                                                                                                                        parties in reaching these goals.
engaging two hyper-                                        Where are the disagreements? What are the arguments in                                                               Few people award gold stars simply for
sensitive local issues:                                                                                                                                                      trying. If this process is to succeed we will
leftover feelings about                                    support of or against the positions of the other party?                                                           need to be persistent and ask pertinent ques-
Mandarin immersion
                                                                                                                                                                             tions. Where is the common ground between
and allegations of anti-                                   Is it possible to combine constructively the incredible                                                           the disagreeing parties? Where are the dis-
Semitism at the Penin-
sula Peace and Justice Center.                             energy, resourcefulness and initiative of the parties?                                                            agreements? What are the arguments in sup-
  Some background:                                                                                                                                                           port of or against the positions of the other
  I am one of the locals who reads the Palo                                                                                                                                  party? Is it possible to combine construc-
Alto Weekly religiously to get a sense of                                                                                                                                    tively the incredible energy, resourcefulness
what is going on in our community. I am                                                                                                                                      and initiative of the parties?
not just saying this because the Weekly pe-                                                                                                                                     Being a big fan of the Palo Alto Media-
riodically publishes my guest opinions. I am                                                                                                                                 tion Program, assuming they are amenable
generally a news hawk and an avid reader.                                                                                                                                    to it, I envision as a possibility a series of
I read the Weekly because it strives to be                agree to disagree, or they have taken a break                 read about these disputes between Palo Alto          mediation sessions overseen by their skilled
accurate and comprehensive in its cover-                  from arguing.                                                 residents on both sides of the Mandarin im-          mediators, who can provide the HRC with
age of local news. Reading the Weekly is                    These two disputes caused me concern.                       mersion issue and the Peninsula Peace and            periodic progress reports. The HRC can per-
also my way of checking for issues falling                While these disputes may have been re-                        Justice disputes who are intelligent, pas-           haps offer advice and direction.
within the Human Relations Commission’s                   solved to some degree I suspect that resent-                  sionate about their beliefs and committed               My gut instinct tells me that the greater
jurisdiction.                                             ment remains.                                                 to their causes.                                     the turnout at Thursday’s meeting the more
  My faithful perusal of the Weekly led me                  I relentlessly hunt for lingering resentment                   How much resentment remains, I won-               likely it is to move the parties to the disputes
to read about two disputes during the past                at home and elsewhere. On those rare occa-                    dered? Are there racial and religious biases         and our community as a whole toward that
few months. The upheaval over the Manda-                  sions when my daughters need to be pun-                       at work? Even if there are no prejudices
                                                                                                                        looming below the surface how harmful will           goal of being a harmonious community.
rin immersion program was one. This issue                 ished I allow them to suggest their punish-
was resolved with the school board’s deci-                ment to avoid feelings of resentment by them                  it be to our city, let alone to the parties, if         The meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) at 7
sion to proceed with a pilot Mandarin lan-                over whether I may have overdone it. We are                   they walk away from their disputes feeling           p.m. at City Hall, and as noted at the outset,
guage program.                                            almost always able to agree on a suitable                     battered, bruised and beleaguered? Trying            you are invited to attend. ■
  The other dispute concerns the charges                  punishment.                                                   to make Palo Alto’s image of being a com-               Palo Altan Jeff Blum, a family law at-
that the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center                 Similarly in my family law practice I hunt                  passionate and caring community a reality            torney practicing in Redwood City, is a
promoted anti-Semitic believers and beliefs.              for hints of resentful feelings between di-                   is at the heart of the HRC’s task.                   member of the Palo Alto Human Relations
The dispute goes beyond that but that is the              vorcing spouses, knowing such feelings can                       So, jumping into the fray on matters that         Commission and is on the Board of Direc-
heart of it. This dispute was not resolved.               turn a simple case into a war.                                are obviously highly sensitive, I have invited       tors of the Palo Alto YMCA. He can be e-
The parties may simply have decided to                      My senses were therefore heightened as I                    the parties to these disputes to attend the          mailed at Blumesq@aol.com.




Streetwise
What do you think of all the recent fires?
Asked at Palo Alto Cafe on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Interviews by Rotem Ben-Shachar. Photographs by Kelley Cox.




Rebecca Catron                                David Rapaport                                  Carol Hansen                                  Gretchen Aberg                              Michael Goss
 Human Rights Education Department,           Teacher                                         Retired                                       Stay At Home Parent                         Salesman
Amnesty International                         Maddux Drive, Palo Alto                         Walter Hays Drive, Palo Alto                  Moreno Avenue, Palo Alto                    Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto
El Camino Real, Mountain View
“I think the city is doing a great job in     “I think we really have to protect this         “I think it’s awful. I’m sorry to see that    “It’s been a very dry winter. It’s so dry   “It’s crazy. I’m assuming an arsonist is
making an effort to educate the public        community. I’m concerned something              there will be one less fire station in        I don’t think it takes much to ignite a     behind this.”
about preventing future fires. I hope         catastrophic is going to happen. It             the city.”                                    fire. Drivers toss cigarette butts out
people follow the city’s recommenda-          doesn’t take much for the hills on Page                                                       the windows all the time, and even
tions.”                                       Mill to burn.”                                                                                something like that could start a fire.”


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                                                                                                                                                                                   TownSquare
                                                                                                                                                                                   Posted July 9 at 7:56 a.m. by Sally L, a
 Struggling with your EATING?                                                                                                                                                      resident of the Palo Alto Orchards neigh-
                                                                                                                                                                                   borhood:
                                                                                                                                                                                      “Gee, I don’t see what all the
      Binge Eating Disorder treatment                                                                                                                                              fuss is about. If libraries really are
            offered at Stanford                                                                                                                                                    the great investment that propo-
                                                                                                                                                                                   nents say the 23 studies report,
 A research study is being conducted at Stanford University                                                                                                                        they pay for themselves and
                                                                                                                                                                                   throw off enough extra money to
 that offers a no cost treatment for Binge Eating Disorder.                                                                                                                        fix the streets and give all our hard
 If you are eligible to participate, you will receive 8 therapy                                                                                                                    working employees a raise — just
                                                                                                                                                         Model
 sessions aimed at treating the symptoms of Binge Eating                                                                                                                           using the money we’re spending
 Disorder.                                                                              Summer Special!                                                                            on them now.
                                                                                                                                                                                   I mean, we’re spending north-
                                                                         Purchase two packages of laser hair removal and                                                           wards of $5 million/year for
 Interested participants are encouraged to call Dr. Robinson                                                                                                                       libraries now under almost any
 for more information and programs details (650.736.0943).                     receive 15% off the second package                                                                  reasonable estimate of the bud-
                                                                                      (must be of equal or lesser value than the 1st),                                             get figures. We should be get-
                                                                               PLUS a FREE sunscreen of your choice.                                                               ting $20 million return/year on it
 For general information regarding questions, concerns or complaints                             offer expires July 31, 2007                                                       according to those 23 studies.
 about research, research related injury, or the rights of research                                                                                                                We can use that to pay for that
 participants, please call (650) 723-5244 to toll-free 1-866-680-2906,                Jean Gordon, M.D. Ph. D.                                                                     new branch they want in 3 or 4
 or write to the Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical                   Certified American Board of Dermatology                                                        years, and then this great profit
                                                                                        2660 Solace Pl, Suite C, Mtn. View                                                         can be paid back into the trea-
 Research, Administrative Panels Office, Stanford University, Stanford,
                                                                             650.938.6559 • www.JeanGordonMD.com                                                                   sury to pay for our infrastructure
 CA 94035-5401.                                                                                                                                                                    needs, etc. after that.”
                                                                                              Next to El Camino Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                   Posted July 7 at 3:58 p.m. by Resident,
                                                                                                                                                                                   a resident of Another Palo Alto neighbor-
                                                                                                                                                                                   hood:
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Just because something didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                   work in the 70s, doesn’t mean
                                                                                         NOTICE OF A SPECIALPUBLIC MEETING                                                         that it won’t work now. We are
                                                                                                  of the City of Palo Alto                                                         a different Palo Alto like we are
                                                                                                                                                                                   different Americans. Back in
                                                                                            Architectural Review Board (ARB)                                                       the 70s gas was cheap and it
                                                                                                                                                                                   was hard to get an American
                                                                                                                                                                                   out of the car. Now we are more
                                                                                                                                                                                   energy conscious, exercise
                                                                          Please be advised that Monday, July 23, 2007, the Architectural                                          conscious and for many of us,
                                                                          Review Board shall conduct a public hearing at 8:30 AM in the                                            have spent time in other cultures
                                                                                                                                                                                   where walking from store to
                                                                          Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto,                                             store is the norm and pleas-
                                                                          California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard.                                              ant. Yes, some traffic re-rout-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ing would have to be worked
                                                                          195 Page Mill Road [05PLN-00281]: Request by Court                                                       round to get cars across the
                                                                          House Plaza Company for Architectural Review of revisions                                                railroad and yes some elderly
                                                                                                                                                                                   and handicapped residents may
                                                                          made to address City Council conditions of approval and                                                  need some extra help carrying
                                                                          comments of the Architectural Review Board.                                                              packages or perhaps a golf cart
                                                                                                                                                                                   type service could be organized
                                                                          455 Forest Avenue [07PLN-00078]: Request by David                                                        at certain times, but I think we
                                                                          Solnick for major Architectural Review Board review of a                                                 would get used to it.
                                                                          proposed four unit town home development. The proposal also                                              “I visited the glass and clay
                                                                                                                                                                                   festival today. Parking was ter-
                                                                          includes a variance to allow and encroachment into the left side                                         rible, but I saw many elderly and
                                                                          yard setback as well as the right and left side daylight planes.                                         handicapped people enjoying
                                                                          Zone district RM-40                                                                                      the festival. We should give the
                                                                                                                                                                                   elderly and handicapped more
                                                                                                                                                                                   credit, they do get out and about
                                                                                                                                                                                   and do not need to park outside
                                                                          The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals                                          every store they visit. To be hon-
                                                                          with disabilities. To request accommodations to access City                                              est, I am sure that in downtown
                                                                          facilities, services or programs, to participate at public meetings,                                     Palo Alto it is very rare for them
                                                                          or to learn more about the City’s compliance with the Americans                                          to find a parking space right out-
                                                                          with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact the City’s                                           side the store they are visiting.”
                                                                          ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing ada@                                             Posted July 6 at 9:56 p.m. by Patricia, a
                                                                                                                                                                                   member of the Gunn High School com-
                                                                          cityofpaloalto.org.                                                                                      munity:
                                                                                                                                                                                   “I knew Albert (Hopkins) for
                                                                                                                                                                                   many years as my basketball
                                                                                                   Amy French                                                                      coach at the Palo Alto YMCA.
                                                                                             Manager of Current Planning                                                           He was always happy to see me
                                                                                                                                                                                   and we became close friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                   When I entered Gunn and saw
                                                                                                                                                                                   him walking to the Academic
                                                                                                                                                                                   center, smiling and always ready
                                                                                Take a break. Start a conversation in                                                              to work. He was a great person
                                                                                                                                                                                   for the community and I will
                                                                                                         TownSquare.
                                                                                                         Palo Alto’s Online Gathering Place
                                                                                                                                                                                   dearly miss him. I felt like I could
                                                                                                                                                                                   do anything when I received his
                                                                                                           Discuss community issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                   smiles. It’ll be hard not seeing
                                                                                                               Announce an event.                                                  him anymore. My prayers and
                                                                                                         Report a sports score and more.                                           deepest condolences go out to
                                                                                                                  Ask for advice.
                                                                                                                  Rate a movie.                                                    his family and friends.”
                                                                                                              Review a restaurant.
                                                                                                           Be a citizen journalist.
                                                                                                                                                        Pal oAl t oOnl i ne. com             JOIN THE DISCUSSION: at
                                                                                                                                              More than 300,000 visitors monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                             www.PaloAltoOnline.com
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                                                                                                                                                                                     San Jose?” and “Then Came You”




Weekend Preview
                                                                                                                                                                                     — is set to perform this evening
                                                                                                                                                                                     with the Summer Symphony Or-
                                                                                                                                                                                     chestra at Stanford University’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     Frost Amphitheater, to benefit the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Children’s Health Council. Gates
                                                                                                                                                                                     open at 4:30 p.m. for picnicking,
                                                                                                                                                                                     with the orchestra starting to play
Thursday                                                                               usual techniques.” The show goes                                                              at 6 and Warwick joining in at 7.
Louie Romero y su Grupo                                                                through Aug. 3, with a reception                                                              Tickets are $75 for chair seating
Mazacote will play salsa dura and                                                      set for Saturday, July 21, from 2 to                                                          and $50 on the lawn. Call 650-
Latin jazz in the Clock Tower Pla-                                                     5 p.m. Call 650-941-5789 or go to                                                             617-3859 or go to www.summer
za at Stanford Shopping Center                                                         www.viewpointsgallery.com.                                                                    symphony.org.
as part of the SFJazz Summerfest                                                                                                                                                     James Welch, organist with St.
tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admis-                                                     Friday                                                                                        Mark’s Episcopal Church at 600
sion is free. For more information                                                     “Anything Goes,” complete with                                                                Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto, gives
see www.sfjazz.org or call 415-                                                        Cole Porter music, is being per-                                                              a 7:30 p.m. recital called “Musical
788-7353.                                                                              formed by Los Altos Youth The-                                                                Fireworks!” on the church’s huge
“Animals,” a black-and-white                                                           atre through July 28 at the Bus                                                               Casavant pipe organ. The pro-
photo exhibit by Stanford gradu-                                                       Barn Theatre at 97 Hillview Ave.                                                              gram celebrates both the Ameri-
ate May Mantell, explores the                                                          in Los Altos. The actors are ages                                                             can and French independence
relationship between humans and                                                        12 through 20, and tickets are $12                                                            days and includes a Sousa march
other species. Its opening recep-                                                      for adults and $10 for children,                                                              and both countries’ national an-
tion is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m, at                                                    students and seniors. Call 650-                                                               thems. Suggested donation is
the Thomas Weldon Stanford Art                                                         941-0551.                                     Louie Romero brings his percus-                 $10. Call 650-326-3800.
Gallery at 415 Lasuen Mall in Palo                                                     The Maria Marquez Quintet, a                  sion and his band for a concert of              The Peter Apfelbaum Sextet,
Alto. The exhibit will remain open                                                     group featuring Venezuelan vocal-             Latin jazz at Stanford Shopping                 formed by a Berkeley High School
through Aug. 19, open Tuesday                                                          ist Maria Marquez, will perform at            Center this Thursday evening.                   graduate who plays tenor sax,
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5         Dionne Warwick sings with the                 the Stanford Jazz Festival tonight                                                            flute and piano, comes to Dinkel-
p.m. and Saturday and Sunday             annual Summer Symphony concert                at 8 p.m. in Campbell Recital Hall           Saturday                                         spiel Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m.
from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.      at Stanford University’s Frost Am-            at Stanford University. General              Jungle Music hosts a concert by                  concert through the Stanford Jazz
Call 650-723-3404 or see www.            phitheater this Sunday.                       admission is $28 and student ad-             several bands at Jungle Digital                  Festival. Tickets are $28 general
art.stanford.edu.                                                                      mission is $14. Call 650-736-0324            Imaging at 542 High St. in Palo                  and $14 for students. Call 650-
                                          Canada Road in Woodside. The                 or go to www.stanfordjazz.org.               Alto, starting at 8 p.m. Scheduled               736-0324 or go to www.stanford
Motordude Zydeco plays dance
                                          show includes antique prints and             “The Lion, The Witch and the                 to play are: Cougar Den (“hard-                  jazz.org.
music from Southwest Louisiana
                                          works by the Botanical Art Guild             Wardrobe” takes the stage in                 core/indie/rock,” according to the
today from noon to 1 p.m. in
                                          of Southern California. Admission            the park at 6:30 p.m., in a family-          band’s MySpace page), Fiction
Cogswell Plaza at Lytton Avenue                                                                                                                                                         A onetime Weekly cover sub-
                                          is free for Filoli members; non-             friendly production by Peninsula             Like Non-Fiction (“emo/indie”),
and Ramona Street in downtown                                                                                                                                                         ject is now the subject of a docu-
                                          members pay admission to Filoli,             Youth Theatre. The free perfor-              Nord Mariner (“indie/punk/hyphy”)
Palo Alto. The free concert is part                                                                                                                                                   mentary film. Read more on arts
                                          which is $12 for adults and $5 for           mance is in the ParkStage at the             and Parts of Speech (“indie/punk/
of the city’s Brown Bag Concert                                                                                                                                                       editor Rebecca Wallace’s blog.
                                          students. Go to www.filoli.org or            Mountain View Center for the                 rock”). The cover charge is $5 at
Series. Call 650-463-4940.                                                                                                                                                            Go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com
                                          call 650-364-8300.                           Performing Arts at 500 Castro St.            the door. Call 650-326-7622 or go
A kids’ version of “101 Dalma-                                                                                                                                                        and scroll down to Ad Libs.
                                          “Xtreme Viewpoints,” an ex-                  Seating is on the lawn, and many             to www.jungledigital.com.
tians” will be performed tonight,
                                          hibit at Viewpoints Gallery at 315           people bring picnic dinners. Call
tomorrow and Saturday at 6:30
                                          State St. in Los Altos, shows the
p.m. by the Palo Alto Children’s
                                          gallery’s 14 artists trying some-
                                                                                       650-903-6000 or go to www.                   Sunday
Theatre, outdoors on the Roy                                                           pytnet.org.                                  Dionne Warwick — she of the
                                          thing different: “radical angles,
Ginsburg Magic Castle Stage at                                                                                                      hits “Do You Know the Way to
                                          edgy colors and subjects, un-
1305 Middlefield Road in Palo
Alto. The show is part of the Hot
Dog Suppertime Show series;
families typically bring picnic din-
                                                             COMING UP IN FRIDAY’S WEEKEND EDITION
ners or buy hot dogs or other                   Art                                     Music                                        Movies                                                    WAITRESS (PG 13)
food at the theater. Tickets are $8             Abstract art goes for a spin in a       Two local concerts by French-                Reviews of “Harry Potter and                         M - Th: 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45
for adults and $4 for children. Call            Palo Alto exhibit of rotating paint-    American musicians have that                 the Order of the Phoenix” and
650-463-4970.                                   ings.                                   Bastille Day spirit.                         “Joshua.”                                                EAGLE VS SHARK (R)
A botanical art exhibit with work                                                                                                                                                         M - Th: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:30
by 40 artists is open through                                               ON THE WEB: Comprehensive entertainment listings at www.PaloAltoOnline.com
July 29 at the Fioli center at 86



                                                                                                  The Children’s Health Council presents...
                                                                                                  48th Summer Symphony
                                                                                          DIONNE WARWICK
                                                                                                  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007
                                                                                                  Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University
  Can an incurable romantic who is
                                                                                                  That’s What Friends are for…
  looking for love in all the wrong
  places finally find a man who
  won’t break her heart of gold?
  Dazzling songs and sizzling                                                                    TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH TICKETWEB.COM
  Fosse-style dance numbers enrich                                                               866.468.3399 OR SUMMERSYMPHONY.ORG
  this red-hot valentine to New York
                                                                                                  The legendary Dionne Warwick with Arnie Roth and the Summer Symphony Orchestra team up for
  in the swinging ‘60s.                                                                           an extraordinary musical event benefiting children and their families. ★ Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                  for picnicking and pre-concert entertainment ★ Concert begins at 6:00 p.m. ★ For information
                                                                                                  about Corporate and Individual Sponsorships call 650.617.3846.



                                                                                                  PRESENTING SPONSORS See’s Candies, Inc., NetJets, Sand Hill Foundation, A Supporter of the Children's Health Council
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    in a privately owned and managed
    senior rental community.
                                                                                                                                                        Movies
                                                                                                                                                        Movie reviews by Jeanne Aufmuth, Tyler Hanley,
                                                                                                                                                        and Susan Tavernetti

                                                                                                                                                                                       MOVIE TIMES
    At beautiful Palo Alto Commons, you'll find a vibrant and warm environment that creates a priceless and                                              Note: Movie times for the Century theaters for Wednesday and
                                                                                                                                                         Thursday were not confirmed at press time. For more up-to-date
    inspiring feeling of independence and dignity.                                                                                                       information, go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com.
    As a privately owned residential community, we have had the pleasure of a loyal and committed, long-term                                             1408 (PG-13)               Century 16: 1, 5:40, 8:10 & 10:40 p.m Century 20: 11:20
                                                                                                                                                         (Not Reviewed)             a.m.; 1:45, 4:25, 7, 9:35 & 10:20 p.m.
    staff and management.
                                                                                                                                                         A Mighty Heart             Century 16: 10:35 a.m.; 4:10 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:10
                                                                                                                                                         (R) ✭✭1/2                  a.m.; 1:40, 4:40, 7:15, & 9:55 p.m.
   Independent Living                         Assisted Living                                                                                            Eagle vs. Shark (R)        CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 2:40, 5, 7:20 & 9:30 p.m.
   • Private apartments                       • Offers six levels of care designed
                                                                                     Now offering!                                                       (Not Reviewed)
   • Three delicious meals daily                to meet each resident’s specific     • On-site licensed nurses                                           Evan Almighty (PG) ✭✭      Century 16: 11 a.m.; 12:15, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:15 p.m.
                                                needs.                                                                                                                              Century 12: 12:40, 1:20, 3:20, 5:55, 8 & 9:15 p.m.
   • A full calendar of exciting cultural,                                           • Diabetes management
                                                                                                                                                         Evening (PG-13) ✭✭         Century 16: 11:25 a.m.; 2:15, 5, 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Century
     educational and social programs          Focused Care                             services                                                                                     12: 12:30, 3:50 4:55, 7:05, 9:45 & 10:25 p.m.
   • Weekly housekeeping and linens           • Provides loving care for residents                                                                       Fantastic Four: Rise       Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 2:30, 5:10, 7:35 & 10:05 p.m.
                                                who need extra assistance.                                                                               of the Silver Surfer       Century 12: 11:55 a.m.; 2:30 & 10:10 p.m.
   • Scheduled transportation                                                                                                                            (PG) ✭✭✭
   • Beautiful gardens and walking            The Meadow Wing                                                                                            Harry Potter and the    Century 16: 12:30, 3:45, 7 & 10:15 p.m. Century 12: 12:20,
     paths                                    • Offers a specialized and dignified                                                                       Order of the Phoenix     4, 7:20 & 10:35 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         (PG-13) (Not Reviewed)
   • Emergency response system with             program for residents with
                                                                                                                                                         Knocked Up (R) ✭✭1/2 Century 16: 1:10 & 7:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:40 a.m.; 1:30,
     24-hour staff                              Alzheimer’s and Dementia.                                                                                                        4:30, 5:45, 7:30 & 10:25 p.m.
                                                                                         4075 El Camino Way
                                                                                                                                                         La Vie En Rose          Guild: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.
   Our mission is to provide for seniors a warm and vibrant residential rental           Palo Alto, CA 94306                                             (PG-13) ✭✭✭
   community that has services available to promote dignity and independence                                                                                                     Century 16: Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:25 & 9:55 p.m.
   through life’s transitions.
                                                                                     650-494-0760                                                        License to Wed
                                                                                                                                                         (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) Century 20: 11:50 a.m.; 1, 2:15, 3:20, 4:40, 6, 7:05, 8:20 &
                                                                                      www.paloaltocommons.com                                                                    9:30 p.m.
   Please give us a call. Better yet, drop by for a visit.                                                                                               Live Free or Die Hard   Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; 12:50, 2, 3:55, 4:55, 7:10, 8 & 10:10
                                                                                         License #435200706
                                                                                                                                                         (PG-13) ✭✭✭             p.m. Century 20: 11:05 & 11:35 a.m.; 12:05, 12:35, 1:15, 2,
                                                                                                                                                                                 2:40, 3:10, 3:45, 4:20, 5, 5:35, 6:15, 6:45, 7:20, 8, 8:30,
                                                                                                                                                                                 9:15, 9:45 & 10:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Nancy Drew (PG) ✭1/2    Century 16: 11:15 a.m. Century 20: 1:40 & 6:55 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Ocean’s Thirteen        Century 16: 1:50, 4:45, 7:40 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:10
   YOUR SMILE SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOU. IF YOU LET IT.                                                                                                       (PG-13) ✭✭✭             a.m.; 1:55, 2:55, 4:55, 7:45, 8:50 & 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Once (R) ✭✭✭1/2         Aquarius: 1, 3, 5 & 9:30 p.m. Thu. also at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Paris Je T’aime (R) ✭✭✭ Aquarius: 1:15, 4, 6:40 & 9:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Pirates of the          Century 16: 9:40 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Caribbean: At World’s
                                                                                                                                                         End (PG-13) ✭✭1/2
                                                                                                                                                         Ratatouille (G) ✭✭✭     Century 16: 10:45 & 11:35 a.m.; 1:30, 2:20, 4:15, 5:05, 7:50
                                                                                                                                                                                 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:15 & 11:45 a.m.; 12:15, 12:45,
                                                                                                                                                                                 1:25, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4:10, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 6:20, 7, 7:40,
                                                                                                                                                                                 8:10, 8:40, 9:05, 9:50 & 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Shrek the Third         Century 16: 10:30 a.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m.; 1:50 & 4:05
                                                                                                                                                         (PG) ✭✭✭1/2             p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Sicko (PG-13) ✭✭✭✭      Century 16: 12:45, 1:55, 3:40. 4:40, 6:45, 7:30, 9:35 &
                                                                                                                                                                                 10:20 p.m. Century 12: 12:20, 1, 3:25, 4:20, 7:15, 7:20,
                                                                                                                                                                                 10:15 & 10:35p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Surf’s Up (PG) ✭✭       Century 16: 10:50 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:30 a.m.;
                                                                                                                                                                                 4:15 & 9:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Transformers            Century 16: 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.; 12:30, 1:45, 3, 3:45, 5,
                                                                                                                                                         (PG-13) ✭✭              6:40, 7:20, 8:15, 10 & 10:35 p.m. Century 12: 11:30 a.m.;
                                                                                                                                                                                 12:05, 12:40, 1:15, 1:50 2:30, 3:05, 3:40, 4:15, 4:50, 5:30,
                                                                                                                                                                                 6, 6:30, 7, 7:40, 8:20, 9, 9:30, 10 & 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Waitress (PG-13) ✭✭✭ Century 20: 11:20 a.m.; 1:50, 4:35 & 7:25 p.m. CinéArts at
                                                                                                                                                                                 Palo Alto Square: 2, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                        ★ Skip it ★★ Some redeeming qualities ★★★ A good bet ★★★★ Outstanding
                                                                                                                                                        Internet address: For show times, plot synopses, theater addresses, trailers
                                                                                                                                                        and more information about films playing, go to Palo Alto Online at http://www.
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                                                                                           Cover Story




The Pope family enjoys dinner together in early July. Kids who eat more frequently with their parents show reduced stress, better grades and less chance of drug abuse, a Columbia
University study has found.



                               Strengthening family ties
                         Eating meals together a key to reducing likelihood of drug use, study says
                                                         Story by Susan Hong. Photos by Norbert von der Groeben.


L
      aurie Hunter, her husband and        “I think that’d be fun, other than      In contrast, youth who eat with
      her 15-year-old son, Philip       eating with my parents,” he said.       their families five to seven times
      MacQuitty, eat dinner together       Hunter grew up in a home where       a week are at half the risk for sub-
about five times a week. But Mac-       she had daily dinners with her fam-     stance abuse, the report said. These
Quitty, a sophomore at Palo Alto        ily.                                    teens show lower levels of tension
High School, wishes family dinners         “It’s important to our family,”      and stress, are less bored and per-
were, well, more interesting.           Hunter tells her son. “I don’t think    form better in school. They are also
  If only the family could break the    it’s that much to ask, really.”         “likelier to say their parents are very
monotony of eating at the dinner           As teens get older, they are less    or fairly proud of them and that they
table, he said.                         likely to have dinner with their        can go to one or both parents with a
  “I kinda want to go out,” Mac-        families, according to a study pub-     serious problem,” the study said.
Quitty said. “We could go out for       lished by the National Center on           MacQuitty agrees his family din-
dinner to restaurants maybe once a      Substance Abuse at Columbia Uni-        ners, which last 30 to 40 minutes,
week, or something like that. May-      versity. There is a nearly 30-percent   facilitate communication.
be we could eat at something other      decline in the frequency of family         “I think it’s important to me be-
than in the same place, like outside    dinners between the ages of 12 and      cause they need to know what I’m
in the tea room.                        17, the report said.                    doing in school and everyday life.
  “I don’t think (family dinners)          Teens who have family dinners        It’s a time where you talk about
need to be every day. Five times a      only once or twice a week are three     things,” he said.
week is good enough,” added the         times more at risk of trying marijua-      He and his parents talk about his
teen, who is hoping for a little more   na than the average teen, research-     track meets and events at work. His
free time and space.                    ers said. These teens are also more     mother boasts that he holds the Cen-      Seth Pope, 6, has a homework question for his mother, Denise Clark
  MacQuitty also envisions eating       likely to smoke cigarettes and drink    tral Coast Section freshman record        Pope, as she prepares dinner. Clark Pope is the director of the Stressed
with his friends.                       alcohol.                                               (continued on page 22)     Out Students Project at Stanford University’s School of Education.
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                                                                                                                                                             son, who is planning to go to Brown
                                                                                                                                                             University. “It’s nice.”
                                                                                                                                                                As an only child, receiving atten-
                                                                                                                                                             tion from his parents is not a prob-
                                                                                                                                                             lem.
                                                                                                                                                                “I enjoy being there with my par-
                                                                                                                                                             ents,” he said. “My parents and I are
                                                                                                                                                             very close. We talk about just about
                                                                                                                                                             everything. They are the people that
                                                                                                                                                             I talk to the most in my life.”
                                                                                                                                                                Denise Clark Pope, lecturer and
                                                                                                                                                             director of the SOS: Stressed Out
                                                                                                                                                             Students Project at Stanford Univer-
                                                                                                                                                             sity School of Education, confirms
                                                                                                                                                             eating with each other and talking
                                                                                                                                                             help boost teen health.


                                                                                                                                                             “Even if you disagree
                                                                                                                                                              with your teenager,
                                                                                                                                                              they will tend to
                                                                                                                                                              appreciate just being
                                                                                                                                                              heard, just being
                                                                                                                                                              understood.”
                                                                                                                                                                               – Kyle Hinman,
                                                                                                                                                                             child psychiatrist,
                                                                                                                                                                            Stanford University

                                                                                                                                                                “It’s basically one of the single
                                                                                                                                                             best predictors of adolescent health,
                                                                                                                                                             both mental health, physical health,
                                                                                                                                                             sense of connectedness and self es-
                                                                                                                                                             teem,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                Breakfasts and lunches eaten to-
                                                                                                                                                             gether also work to build ties.
Allison Pope, 8, helps make dinner at her home in early July.
                                                                                                                                                                Especially in a community like
                                                                                                                                                             Palo Alto where both parents and
                                                                                                                    just telling each other what to do and   children lead active lives, schedul-
                                                                             Dinner                                 what they want from each other.          ing in a joint meal time is a must,
                                                                             (continued from page 19)                 “Even if you disagree with your        she said.
                                                                             for the 3,200 in track and field.      teenager, they will tend to appreci-        “’This is an important piece of be-
                                                                                Quality conversation, during        ate just being heard, just being un-     ing in our family, and we expect you
                                                                             which teens feel they are heard, is    derstood,” Hinman said.                  to attend this meal,’” Pope tells par-
                                                                             important in developing strong re-       Matthew Severson, a recent Paly        ents to say to their teens, when the
                                                                             lationships with teens, according to   graduate, believes in the benefits of    kids would rather eat elsewhere.
                                                                             Dr. Kyle Hinman, a child psychia-      frequent family dinners, which he           “It’s the checking in,” she said.
                                                                             trist at Stanford University.          says have brought him close to his       “That’s why the frequency of five
                                                                                “Dinner can be a convenient time    parents.                                 times a week. It’s hard to let a kid
                                                                             to have that kind of non-judgmen-        After his father retired last sum-     slip through the cracks when you’re
                                                                             tal conversation,” he said. “When      mer, Severson and his family began       checking in with them frequently.”
                                                                             we’re eating, usually part of your     having dinners together nearly ev-          When after-school schedules run
                                                                             time the focus is on the food. Hope-   ery day.                                 into dinner times, families should
                                                                             fully you’re chewing and listening       “Definitely over this past year        schedule a later meal time together,
                                                                             because you’re eating.”                we’ve connected a lot and talked         she said.
                                                                                The most important thing is to      about our lives, and I’ve learned           Pope advocates 20 to 25 minutes
                                                                             make sure parents and teens are not    stuff about their lives,” said Sever-    of sustained time together so par-


Allison Pope and her mother, Denise Clark Pope, work together on
dinner.




Megan Pope, 11, her sister, Allison, and her brother, Seth, set the dining   Mike Pope sets out a dish in preparation for the family’s meal together.
room table.
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ents and children can talk. Family      meil said. She has family dinners          However, he noted that his drug
members can talk about the high-
lights of their day, what happened
at school, interesting things from
                                        two to three times a week — more
                                        if she counts dinners out, she said.
                                           Her older son, who graduated
                                                                                 activity peaked sophomore year in
                                                                                 high school, when he had dinner
                                                                                 more often with only one parent.
                                                                                                                                      Tips for creating
work, she said.                         from Paly, used to participate in
                                        theater and would miss out on fam-
                                                                                   High stress and frequent boredom
                                                                                 are often reasons why a teenager                      a family habit
                                        ily dinners, she said.                   will smoke, get drunk and use ille-
“It’s hard to let a                        “They would have rehearsals           gal drugs, the report said.              • Intentionally schedule time in your day for a family
                                        starting at 5 o’clock in the afternoon                                              meal. Don’t assume everyone will just happen to be
 kid slip through the                   and go on until 10 or 11 at night,”
 cracks when you’re                     she said. Sometimes rehearsals           “I like to know what                       around.
                                        would run late three to seven days a
 checking in with                       week, which cut into family dinner        they’ve been doing.                     • Families can benefit from eating together for breakfast
 them frequently.”                      times, she said.                          I can’t control them,                     and lunch, as well as dinner.
                                           “These kids get very involved in       but I’d like a recap.”
    – Denise Clark Pope, lecturer       their extracurriculars,” she said.
             and director of SOS                                                                                          • Meals can be pizza or gourmet.
                                           But Trameil believes in the im-                – Preeva Trameil, parent
                                        portance of having dinners together                                               • Dining out together counts.
  “The most important thing is that     with her children.                          Pope acknowledges that some
everybody feels heard,” she said.          “It’s very satisfying,” she said.     families are not as comfortable hav-     • Try to sustain conversation for at least 20 to 25
  No time for cooking? Pizza for        “The younger one is very involved        ing conversations during dinner. For
dinner is good, according to Pope.      in robotics, and he gets to talk to my   them, she recommends starting by           minutes.
  “It doesn’t have to be a cooked       husband about things I absolutely        talking about lighter topics, such as
gourmet (meal),” she said. Dining       do not understand,” she said. “But       movies or music. Then move on to         • Concentrate on listening to one another, not on telling
out counts, too.                        it makes me feel good to hear him        school activities.                         each other what to do.
  The good news is that the number      talk.                                       Given the importance of frequent
of teens having dinners five times or      “I like to know what they’ve been     family dinners and the impact pa-        • Talk about lighter subjects, such as movies, if you’re
more per week with their families       doing. I can’t control them, but I’d     rental engagement has in prevent-
has increased from 47 to 58 percent     like a recap,” she said.                 ing teen substance abuse, families
                                                                                                                            not accustomed to talking about school or work.
from 1998 to 2005, the Columbia            Despite the report’s recommenda-      should make a concerted effort to
                                                                                                                          Sources: Denise Clark Pope, Kyle Hinman
report stated.                          tions, family dinners are no guaran-     overcome barriers to frequent fam-
  Most teens want to have din-          tee that teens won’t experiment with     ily dining, researchers at Columbia
ner with their families, the report     drugs.                                   said.                                   for family dinners to be casual and
found. But late work hours, after-         One youth interviewed by the             Those families already engaged in    less frequent so he can do his own
                                                                                                                         thing.                                     On the cover:
school activities and long commutes     Weekly, who did not want to be           the habit may still have to navigate
                                                                                                                           It’s not something she’s had to          The Pope family eats dinner
often prevent families from getting     named, said he eats with his family      the waters of their teens’ growing
                                                                                                                         fight hard about, though.                  in early July, as they do
together.                               and yet also has used drugs, which       independence.
                                                                                                                           “It’s kind of like a family value,”      frequently.
  Chasing down her 17 year old has      is not uncommon among his peer              “I can understand what he’s say-
been difficult, parent Preeva Tra-      group.                                   ing,” Hunter said of her son’s desire   she said. ■




Megan Pope (second from left) talks with her father, Mike Pope (right), during dinner. Local child development experts recommend parents talk — and listen — to their children in a
non-judgmental way every day.
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Sports                                                                                                                                                                                     BABE RUTH 13S



Shorts                                                                                                                                                                                A first
GOLD MEDAL EFFORT . . . The
Stanford Water Polo Club boys’
14-under squad won the gold
                                                                                                                                                                                     big step
medal at the U.S. Club Champi-
onships last weekend in Southern
California. “We performed very
                                                                                                                                                                                     is taken
well this weekend, in a deeply                                                                                                                                                        Palo Alto all-stars
competitive and prestigious tour-
nament,” said Stanford coach                                                                                                                                                           sweep field to win
Matt Schubert, whose team                                                                                                                                                             district tournament
went 4-1-1 with victories in semi-
finals over SoCal (14-12) and in                                                                                                                                                              by Craig Wentz


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the finals over Rose Bowl (10-6).                                                                                                                                                        xpectations are high for the
“It was a total team effort with dif-                                                                                                                                                    Palo Alto Babe Ruth 13-year-
ferent guys stepping up in each                                                                                                                                                          old all-star team, and for good
game. Our team defense was                                                                                                                                                         reason. With ample talent, depth
excellent and contributions were                                                                                                                                                   and big-game experience, Palo Alto
abundant on offense throughout                                                                                                                                                     took the first big step toward what
the tournament.” One of the main                                                                                                                                                   could be a successful postseason
highlights came in the opening                                                                                                                                                     by capturing the District 6 Tourna-
round against Santa Barbara                                                                                                                                                        ment.
when Stanford rallied from two
                                                                                                                                                                                      Palo Alto was simply too much to
                                                                                                                                                                                   handle for the slim competition in
goals down with three minutes left
                                                                                                                                                                                   seizing the three-team event, topped
to play. Stanford tied the game
                                                                                                                                                                                   by an 8-5 victory over San Mateo in
with 1:15 left, then won it when
                                                                                                                                                                                   the title game on Saturday at McK-
Casey Fleming stole the ball                                                                                                                                                       elvey Park in Mountain View.
and swam the length of the pool,                                                                                                                                                      There were only three teams in the
passing to Thomas Agramonte,                                                                                                                                                       field this season as host Mountain
who scored. “Without this vic-                                                                                                                                                     View failed to provide enough play-
tory, our chances of advancing in                                                                                                                                                  ers to compete in the tournament.
the tournament would have been                                                                                                                                                     Then again, it didn’t matter how
very slim,” Schubert said. In ad-                                                                                                                                                  many teams were in this tourney as
dition to Fleming and Agramonte                                                                                                                                                    Palo Alto clearly dominated.
(the championship game MVP),                                                                                                                                                          Palo Alto advances to the eight-
the Stanford team included: Alex                                                                                                                                                   team Northern California State
Amm, Kevin Cole, Philip Bam-                                                                                                                                                       Tournament and will commence
berg, Greg Guslani, Mark Garner,                                                                                                                                                   play on Saturday at 5 p.m. versus
Nick Janota, Evan Navarro, Colin                                                                                                                                                   host Alameda.
Mulcahy, Wade Avery, Peter                                                                                                                                                            “The kids came in expecting to
Simon, Nicholas Hale and Mitch-                                                                                                                                                    win,” said Palo Alto manager Matt
ell Hamilton. The Stanford 18s                                                                                                                                                     Atwater, in his third season coach-
finished seventh with a 3-3 record                                                                                                                                                 ing the 13-year-old all-star team.
and the 16s finished seventh.                                                                                                                                                      “We’re versatile and the kids are
                                                                                                                                                                                   willing to do anything.”
ON THE TRACK . . . Recent Cas-                                                                                                                                                        Palo Alto Babe Ruth is comprised
tilleja graduate Tori Anthony im-                                                                                                                                                  of players from Redwood City to
proved upon her best international                                                                                                                                                 Palo Alto and all points in between.
finish of a year ago by taking                                                                                                                                                     There’s a lot of talent to choose
fourth in the women’s pole vault at                                                                                                                                                from, but this season’s 13-year old
the Junior Pan American Games                                                                                                                                                      team is unique.
on Sunday in Sao Paolo, Brazil.                                                                                                                                                       Ten players on the team played
Anthony, the U.S. junior cham-                                                                                                                                                     in last season’s District 52 Little
pion, wound up clearing only 13-1                                                                                                                                                  League championship game be-
1/2, however. That was well below                                                                                                                                                  tween Palo Alto National and Al-
                                                                                                                                                                                   pine/West Menlo Park. Palo Alto
                                                                                                                                                                    Keith Peters




her U.S. outdoor national record
                                                                                                                                                                                   National won eight games in a row
and American Junior Record of
                                                                                                                                                                                   through the losers’ bracket to cap-
14-1 1/4 from earlier this season.
                                                                                                                                                                                   ture the District 52 crown, defeating
Winning the competition was
                                           Palo Alto manager Matt Atwater proudly shows off the trophy his 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-star baseball                                 Alpine twice in the championship
Alicia Rue, who cleared 13-9 1/4.
Rue finished second to Anthony
                                           team won after it captured the District 6 Tournament on Saturday with an 8-5 victory over San Mateo.                                                   (continued on page 25)
at the U.S. junior championships
in Indianapolis. Last summer,
Anthony was eight at the Junior
World Championships in Beijing,
                                            No breather for Stanford’s Wiggins
China.
                                             Stanford senior heads for Pan Am Games after winning gold in Under-21 world finals

OACHING CORNER . . . Palo Alto                       by Rick Eymer
                                                                                   Australia at the FIBA U21 World          to gain control of the game.
High is looking for junior varsity

                                           S
                                                 tanford senior Candice Wig-       Championship in Moscow, Russia.            “Throughout the tournament I’ve
water polo coaches (boys and                     gins certainly deserves a rest,      Wiggins was one of five players to    been playing point a lot,” Wiggins
girls) for the fall season. Contact              but she’s not going to get one    reach double figures in scoring with     said. “The job of a point guard is to
Paly AD Earl Hansen at 329-3886            — despite a long college season and     14 points on 6-of-15 shooting as the     know when she can attack, when the
. . . Castilleja is looking for a varsi-   busy summer schedule.                   Americans successfully defended          team needs her to score, when the
ty tennis coach for the fall season.         On Monday, Wiggins was named          their championship.                      team needs her to do things. Each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Courtesy USA Basketball




Contact AD Jez McIntosh at 470-            to the 12-player 2007 USA Women’s          Wiggins scored 27 points in the       game I’ve really been focusing on
7830 . . . Pinewood is looking for         Pan American Games roster. She’ll       Americans’ 86-61 victory over Rus-       not necessarily scoring, but being in
a girls’ head volleyball coach and         be joined by Cardinal teammate          sia in the semifinals.                   the flow of the game. Tonight the
a girls’ JV coach. Please contact          Jayne Appel for the competition,           The Russians scored the game’s        opportunity was there to get to the
AD Matt Stimson at 941-6044.               set for July 20-24 in Rio de Janeiro,   first 13 points before Wiggins hit a     basket, give our team some confi-
                                           Brazil.                                 3-pointer with six minutes left in the   dence. I think once it happened, it
      SPORTS ONLINE                          Wiggins is coming off a busy          first quarter.                           jump started us, it really opened up
 For expanded daily coverage of college
                                           week, capped on Sunday when she            The U.S. went on a 22-0 run,          things for everybody.”                                 Stanford’s Candice Wiggins
 and prep sports, please see our online    helped the Americans win a gold         sparked by another Wiggins’ 3-             Wiggins was 11-of-18 from the                        scored 14 points in the U21 World
 edition at www.PaloAltoOnline.com         medal with a 96-73 victory over         pointer, through the second quarter                     (continued on page 26)                  Championship finals.
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Babe Ruth 13s                                                                                                                                                                                       BASEBALL ROUNDSUP
(continued from page 24)

round.
  Six of Palo Alto’s all-stars are
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Season
from Alpine/West Menlo Little
League team with four coming from
Palo Alto National.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      is over
  Many of those players, who
fiercely competed against one an-
other just a year ago, are now work-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     too soon
ing with each other in the quest of                                                                                                                                                                  Palo Alto Ruth 15s
corralling tournament titles.
  “It’s huge,” said Atwater. “We                                                                                                                                                                    pack bags after falling
have depth all the way with our 15                                                                                                                                                                    in District 6 finale
players and lot of these kids play so                                                                                                                                                                     by Craig Wentz
much baseball throughout the year.


                                                                                                                                                                                                T
Talent and knowledge-wise, this is                                                                                                                                                                    here were plenty of dramatic
the best I’ve coached.”                                                                                                                                                                               moments at Baylands Ath-
  Palo Alto outscored its three                                                                                                                                                                       letic Center on Saturday in the
opponents in the tournament, 40-                                                                                                                                                                championship games of Babe Ruth
12, with its first two games called                                                                                                                                                             District 6 15-year-old all-star tour-
due to the 10-run mercy rule.                                                                                                                                                                   nament. And when all was said and
Palo Alto used six pitchers in the                                                                                                                                                              done, Palo Alto fell just a few inches




                                                                                                                                                                                Keith Peters
three wins and all were effective                                                                                                                                                               short of a crown.
as either starters or in relief duty.                                                                                                                                                              Palo Alto needed to capture two
Atwater stated that he has eight                                                                                                                                                                games from San Mateo to garner the
pitchers who can come in and fill         Palo Alto coaches (L-R) Rick Farr and Neil McGregor chat it up with Freddy Avis and a smiling Sam Falken-                                             district title and move on to the Nor-
various roles.                            hagen during postgame ceremonies following the 13-year-olds District 6 title-clinching win over San Mateo.                                            Cal State Tournament this weekend
  On Saturday, it appeared as if                                                                                                                                                                in Galt. Palo Alto came from behind
Palo Alto would add another “mer-                                                                                                                                                               to win the championship game, 9-
cy” win to its resume, but ran into                                                                                                                                                             6, but lost a two-run lead late in the
a gutty San Mateo bunch that was                                                                                                                                                                challenge championship game, los-
trying to avenge a 16-3 loss to Palo                                                                                                                                                            ing 5-4 and handing San Mateo the
Alto in a second-round winners’-                                                                                                                                                                district crown.
bracket matchup on Thursday.                                                                                                                                                                       San Mateo needed to be beaten
  Palo Alto jumped out to a quick                                                                                                                                                               twice on Saturday because it edged
5-1 lead on Saturday by tallying                                                                                                                                                                Palo Alto, 4-3, in a second-round
three runs in the first inning and                                                                                                                                                              winners’-bracket game on Thurs-
two more in the second.                                                                                                                                                                         day.
  Palo Alto third baseman Sam                                                                                                                                                                      “We played two good games and
Falkenhagen started the scoring                                                                                                                                                                 after we won the first game, I thought
with an RBI double in the first in-                                                                                                                                                             we would take the second,” said Palo
ning that plated shortstop Austin                                                                                                                                                               Alto manager Rob McGregor. “The
Braff, who had walked. Pitcher                                                                                                                                                                  kids battled hard and we just came
Tucker Jorgenson helped his cause                                                                                                                                                               up one out short.”
by adding an RBI single that scored                                                                                                                                                                With the momentum of coming
Falkenhagen, and later scored on a                                                                                                                                                              from behind to win Game 1, Palo
double steal with second baseman                                                                                                                                                                Alto kept it going in Game 2 by over-
Freddy Avis, who had singled.                                                                                                                                                                   coming a 2-0 first-inning deficit with
  In the second inning, Falkenha-                                                                                                                                                               two runs in the second inning and
gen ripped a two-run double that                                                                                                                                                                two more in the third to seize a 4-2
scored catcher Jordan Piha and cen-                                                                                                                                                             advantage.
ter fielder B. J. Boyd. Piha stroked a                                                                                                                                                             After Matt Jost and reliever John
single to start the inning and Boyd                                                                                                                                                             Zeglin held San Mateo scoreless
reached base with a double.                                                                                                                                                                     for four innings, San Mateo broke
  San Mateo scored a run in the                                                                                                                                                                 through for three crucial runs in the
second inning and added two more                                                                                                                                                                top of the sixth for a 5-4 lead.
in the third to cut the deficit to 5-3.                                                                                                                                                            Justin Artim led off Palo Alto’s sev-
San Mateo tied the game at 5 in the                                                                                                                                                             enth inning with single and promptly
fourth despite not producing a hit.                                                                                                                                                             utilized his speed to steal second and
                                                                                                         Keith Peters




                                                                                                                                                                                Keith Peters




Instead, the visitors took advantage                                                                                                                                                            third. Facing an 0-2 count, Jon Rea
of a walk, error, an interference call                                                                                                                                                          hit a grounder to third. Artim, how-
in the base path between second and                                                                                                                                                             ever, unwisely headed for the plate
third and a sacrifice fly.                                                                                                                                                                      while hoping to score the tying run,
  Palo Alto took the lead for good        Tucker Jorgenson picked up the win with four strong                           Freddy Avis (15) congratulates Austin Braff for scor-                   but was thrown out.
at 6-5 in the bottom of the fourth        innings in the District 6 finale.                                             ing during a two-run fifth inning.                                         Despite that blunder, Palo Alto
when Jorgenson drew a bases                                                                                                                                                                     still put the pressure on San Mateo
loaded walk that brought home                                                                                                                                                                   by advancing runners to second and
Braff. Palo Alto didn’t get a hit in                                                                                                                                                            third with two outs in the inning.
the inning, but parlayed two walks                                                                                                                                                              Yet, Colin Byrne’s shallow fly ball
and a hit batsman with two outs to                                                                                                                                                              to left was corralled backhanded by
tally the eventual game-winning                                                                                                                                                                 San Mateo shortstop Julian Merry-
run.                                                                                                                                                                                            weather for the final out.
  The locals received some breaks                                                                                                                                                                  “Artim is an aggressive player and
in the fifth inning by scoring a pair                                                                                                                                                           he made a choice and stuck with it,”
of unearned runs thanks to a pair of                                                                                                                                                            McGregor said on Artim’s risky de-
critical San Mateo errors — catch-                                                                                                                                                              cision to score the tying run. “With-
able popups that were dropped.                                                                                                                                                                  out him, we wouldn’t have had a
  Jorgenson earned the win by                                                                                                                                                                   second game.”
yielding five runs on four hits and                                                                                                                                                                It was Artim who tied the game at
recording three strikeouts in four                                                                                                                                                              6 in the opening contest, helping Palo
innings worked. Graham March-                                                                                                                                                                   Alto rally for the do-or-die victory.
                                                                            Keith Peters




                                                                                                                                                                                 Keith Peters




ant, who started in the first game of                                                                                                                                                              “It was tough,” said McGregor on
the tournament,†entered in the fifth                                                                                                                                                            Saturday’s conclusion. “The kids
inning and gave up just a hit to earn                                                                                                                                                           have a lot of heart and that was it for
the save.                                                                                                                                                                                       these guys in Babe Ruth baseball.”
  Piha had two hits for Palo Alto.        Sam Falkenhagen drove in three                   Palo Alto’s Freddy Avis (left) tags out a San Mateo runner attempting                                   Palo Alto fell behind 4-0 in Game
Falkenhagen had three RBI. ■              runs in the title game.                          to steal after a leadoff single in the first inning Saturday.                                                        (continued on page 28)
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  MAKING
        IT                                      STERN
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   EASIER                                                            (continued from page 24)

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                                                                     field and connected on four of her long range shots.
                                                                     Crystal Langhorne added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
    YOU!                                        Residential Loans       Langhorne led the run against Australia in the cham-
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                                                Palo Alto               The U.S won all eight games it played in Moscow,
                                                                     after winning three exhibition games in France.
                                                                        “We have that experience internationally,” Wiggins
                                                650-322-7277         said. “It’s a lot different than the basketball we play in
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                                                                     our ability and our leadership. Playing with each other
                                                                     so much, we know we’re starting to get better each game
                                                                     and I think you can really see that.”
                     OUR 28 TH YEAR                                     The U.S. beat Belgium, 104-53, in Friday’s quarter-
                www.sternmortage.com                                 finals as Courtney Paris recorded a double-double with
                                                                     18 points and 10 rebounds.
                                                                        Belgium was within 20-18 near the end of the first
                                                                     quarter when Abby Waner hit a 3-pointer that sparked
                                                                     a 30-9 American run the rest of the first half.
                                                                        This age group finished its FIBA age-based competi-




                                                                                                                                                                                               Kyle Terada/Stanford Athletics
                           CITY OF PALO ALTO                         tion with four gold medals and an undefeated mark of
                       NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                      26-0 in official FIBA and FIBA Americas tournaments
                                                                     after capturing the 2004 FIBA Americas U18 Cham-
                                                                     pionship (5-0), 2005 FIBA U19 World Championship
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Palo Alto                (8-0) and 2006 FIBA Americas U20 Championship
                                                                     (5-0).
    will hold a Public Hearing at the regularly scheduled               The team also won gold at the 2005 International
    meeting on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., or as             Sports Invitational (4-0), earned a 3-0 slate in exhibi-
    near thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers,            tion play against France this year and split a pair of
    City Hall, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California to         games against Hungary prior to the ‘05 U19 Worlds.            Stanford’s Foluke Akinradewo will play for the USA
    Review the update to the Stanford Medical Center Area               Against the Aussies, a 15-3 run to open the game put       in the Pan Am Games this weekend in Brazil.
                                                                     the U.S in charge from the start. The Americans never
    Plan for the expansion and modernization of the Stanford         trailed in the game.                                          Women’s beach volleyball
    University Medical Center.                                          “We just kept our composure, we went inside, things          Stanford grad Kerri Walsh and her teammate Misty
                                                                     that got us the lead in the first place,” Wiggins said. “We   May-Treanor captured the gold medal at the FIVB Mon-
                                         DONNA J. ROGERS,            remained calm and just played.”                               treal Open on Sunday with a 21-16, 16-21, 15-12 victory
                                                                                                                                   over China’s sixth-seeded Chen Xue and Xi Zhang in a
                                         City Clerk
                                                                     Women’s volleyball                                            match that lasted 54 minutes.
                                                                        Cynthia Barboza will be joined by Stanford teammate          The top-seeded Americans avenged a loss to the Chi-
                                                                     Foluke Akinradewo when the U.S. Women’s Volleyball            nese duo at the Thailand Open last November.
                                                                     National Team travels to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, for the        Walsh and May-Treanor extended their unbeaten
                                                                     Pan American Games at Maracan„zinho Gymnasium                 streak at the Montreal Open to 13 matches, although
                                                                     beginning Saturday.                                           Sunday’s finale was anything but easy.
                                                                        The United States is part of Pool B and opens group          “China is fielding three very strong teams on the tour
                                                                     play on July 14 against Costa Rica at 1 p.m., followed        as their country prepares for the Beijing Olympics,”
                                                                     by a July 15 match against Puerto Rico at 1 p.m. The          Walsh said. “Both those ladies are very strong and are
                                                                     U.S. concludes pool play on July 16 against Cuba at 7         improving with every competition.”
                                                                     p.m. Semifinals and classification matches are on July          May-Treanor and Walsh eliminated a Brazilian team
                                                                     18 after an off day, followed by the championship on          in Saturday’s semifinal, taking a 21-14, 21-16 win in
                                                                     July 19.                                                      37 minutes over fourth-seeded Leila Barros and Ana
                                                                        “We want to give some of our younger players some          Paula Connelly.
                                                                     experience,” said Sue Woodstra, who will serve as U.S.          “To beat Misty and Kerri, you have to be very ag-
                                                                     Women’s National Team head coach at the Pan Ameri-            gressive and put pressure on them with a strong service
                                                                     can Games. “The Pan American Games is a great set-            game,” Connelly said. They were a lot fresher and we
                                                                     ting to get experience in an Olympic-type atmosphere          just could not generate any offense.”
                                                                     with the village and the whole setup. Our job is to move        The Americans, making their first appearance at the
                                                                     the national team further along, and we are a relatively      Montreal Open since 2002, won a pair of victories Fri-
                                                                     young group. This team is looking pretty competitive          day, including a 21-12, 21-13 win over fifth-seeded Adri-
                                                                     and ready to go.”                                             ana Behar and Shelda Bede of Brazil in 36 minutes.
                                                                        Due to other commitments involving the national
                                                                     team, the 12 players have trained only a week together        Women’s water polo
                                                                     in preparation for the Pan American Games.                       Stanford grad Brenda Villa put the finishing touches
                                                                        “This tournament is a little different because of the      on the United States national team’s 8-4 victory over
                                                                     event’s scope,” Woodstra said. “It is a huge event and it     Australia on Sunday in the gold medal game of the
                                                                     brings a lot of excitement in itself. These players will be   FINA World League Super Final in Montreal.
                                                                     challenged to maintain their focus in this environment,          The victory was worth $50,000 for the Americans,
                                                                     but I think the whole team is looking to do well and the      who pulled away early and never relinquished the lead
                                                                     younger players can draw from the veterans’ experience.       against the Aussies. Villa scored during a 6-on-5 advan-
                                                                     We have a good number of players who have not been            tage for the final goal of the contest.
                                                                     in this atmosphere.”                                             The U.S. defeated Greece, 5-4, on Saturday to clinch
                                                                        The United State has won the gold medal once at the        a berth in the gold medal game. Elise Windes scored the
                                                                     Pan American Games, in 1967 at Winnipeg, Manitoba,            game-winning goal with just over a minute to play.
                                                                     Canada. Team USA also has six silver medals and three            Greece beat Canada for the bronze medal.
                                                                     bronze medals. Since 1951, the Pan American Games                The U.S. beat Australia, 9-8, on Thursday as Stanford
                                                                     are held every four years in the year proceeding the          grad Alison Gregorka scored two clutch goals, one to
                                                                     summer Olympics and volleyball has been part of the           make it 4-4 at halftime, and the other to give the Ameri-
                                                                     event since 1955.                                             cans a two-goal lead in the fourth period. Villa also
                                                                                                                                   scored for the United States.
                                                                     Men’s water polo                                                 “It was our best game of the summer,” USA coach
                                                                       The United States national team, which includes Stan-       Guy Baker said. “Our games (against Australia) are
                                                                     ford grads Tony Azevedo, Layne Beaubien, Thomas               always close games. Australia is still a very good team.
                                                                     Hopkins, Peter Hudnut, Peter Varellas and Gunn High           Most of the time water polo games are close and tight.
                                                                     grad Arjan Ligtenberg, has a busy week.                       It’s always good to look to see how we respond. We gave
                                                                       After competing in the FINA World League Prelimi-           up a penalty shot and missed a few others but it’s good
                                                                     naries in Puerto Rico beginning Wednesday, the Ameri-         coming up with the win. Both teams were strong.”
                                                                     cans travel to the Pan American Games in Brazil.                 The Americans beat China, 9-2, on Friday.■
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        LITTLE LEAGUE


     A tough
     road to
    the finals
  Locals teams must battle
   through losers’ bracket
  in 11-12 all-star tourney
           by Craig Wentz


I
    n his 21st and final season as a
    Little League baseball coach,
    Ed Rea has just about seen it all.
Yet, Rea had never seen what has
transpired in this year’s District 52
Little League Majors 11-12 all-star
tournament where balls are flying
out of the park on a regular basis.
   Rea’s Palo Alto American team
fell victim to the long ball on Sun-
day in a 10-4 setback to San Ma-
teo National in a winners’-bracket




                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jim Shorin
matchup at Marina Park in Belmont.
The loss puts Palo Alto American
in the losers’ bracket, where it will
play this Saturday at 9 a.m.             Members of the Palo Alto American 11-12 all-star team welcome teammate Nick Sinchek home following Sinchek’s solo homer during a 10-4 loss to
   Heading into this week, no local      undefeated San Mateo National on Sunday in the District 52 Tournament. Sinchek hit three homers in a 24-0 win over Ravenswood on Saturday.
team remains in the winners’ brack-
et. That means the survivors must                                                         3 crowns in 1995. “The kids weren’t
rattle off a series of wins to reach                                                      discouraged and I was proud of that.
the scheduled championship game                                                           It was a true all-star game — very
on July 16.                                                                               exciting to watch.”
   Defending district champ Palo                                                             San Mateo increased its lead to
Alto National kept alive Monday                                                           7-0 in the second inning on three
with an 11-3 victory over Belmont-                                                        hits, including another long ball.
Redwood Shores. Palo Alto next                                                            Palo Alto dented the scoreboard
will play Thursday against Redwood                                                        with a pair of runs in the second
City Highlanders at 5:30 p.m.                                                             and third innings to make the score
   Palo Alto National needs to                                                            7-4, thanks to a two-run homer from
win Thursday in order to reach                                                            right fielder EJ Floreal and solo
Saturday’s game against Palo Alto                                                         homers from first baseman Issac
American, where the loser will be                                                         Feldstein and Sinchek.
eliminated.                                                                                  San Mateo iced the game with a
   “It would be interesting if we ran                                                     two-run homer in the fourth for a
into Palo Alto National next Satur-                                                       commanding 9-4 lead.
day,” Rea said.                                                                              Shortstop Gilbert Simonetti had
   Alpine, which fell to Palo Alto                                                        two hits and second baseman Alex
National in last season’s district fi-                                                    Beroza added a double for Palo
nale, lost to the Highlanders on Sat-                                                     Alto.
urday, 5-1, but was favored to elimi-                                                        Wong made an outstanding diving
nate Ravenswood on Tuesday night                                                          catch in center field to rob San Ma-
and advance to Friday’s showdown                                                          teo of a hit to open the sixth.
with once-beaten San Carlos.                                                                 In Palo Alto American’s disman-
   Aside from Palo Alto National                                                          tling of Ravenswood, Sinchek was
being knocked into the consola-                                                           the hitting star as he pounded three
tion bracket, the biggest story of the                                                    of Palo Alto’s six home runs. Sim-
                                                                             Jim Shorin




District 52 tournament has been the                                                       onetti, Justin Grey and Jon Wong
eye-popping offensive fireworks that                                                      also launched homers for Palo Alto,


                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jim Shorin
have had coaches, fans and umpires                                                        which rapped out 14 hits and com-
shaking their heads.                     Isaac Feldstein of Palo Alto                     mitted no errors.
   In Sunday’s game, Palo Alto           American hit a solo homer in                        Khalid Johnson picked up the win
American and San Mateo National          Sunday's 10-4 loss.                              as Ravenswood could only muster         Palo Alto American’s EJ Floreal (right) is congratulated at home after
combined for eight homers. Last                                                           two hits.                               hitting a two-run homer in Sunday’s Little League loss.
weekend, San Carlos smacked eight        scoring 16 runs in the first inning.                On Saturday, Alpine took a 1-0
homers, including seven in one in-          “That was the most difficult game             lead in the first inning on a homer     ias Schmutz.                            (which eliminated Palo Alto Amer-
ning, in a win over Belmont.             I’ve managed,” said Rea, who also                by Nick Lange, then watched as the         On Monday, Palo Alto National        ican, 6-5). Menlo-Atherton lost to
   The combination of “super” bats,      coached several seasons in the Palo              RC Highlanders pushed across three      stayed alive while eliminating host     San Mateo American, 8-1, then was
the lost art of the breaking pitch       Alto Babe Ruth program. “I had to                runs in the third inning and single     Belmont in the consolation brack-       eliminated by Hillsborough.
for safety purposes and the fear of      take my top players out in the first             runs in the fifth and sixth innings.    et. Owen Lewis, Nick Wells, Clay          In the District 52 9-10 tourna-
throwing inside have all contributed     inning.”                                            Adam Greenstein had two of Al-       Carey and Verheecke all slammed         ment in Foster City, Alpine reached
to an astronomical number of hom-           Palo Alto American didn’t yield               pine’s six hits.                        home runs. Verheecke’s monster hit      Monday’s winners’-bracket semi-
ers.                                     a run in two tournament wins, until                 Palo Alto National, one of the fa-   nearly cleared the creek beyond the     finals against Half Moon Bay,
   “Part of it is these super com-       Sunday, when the first 10 pitches                vorites going into the tournament,      left-field fence.                       with a victory sending Alpine into
posite bats and the fear of pitchers     from Palo Alto starter Nick Sinchek              lost to Hillsborough last Friday, 9-       Wells pitched four strong innings    Wednesday’s championship game at
hitting batters,” said Rea, who has      resulted in an aggressive San Mateo              3, in a winners’-bracket matchup.       with Carey and Alec Wong adding         5:30 p.m.
coached Little League baseball for       National team scoring four runs on               Hillsborough scored five runs in        an inning each.                           Alpine opened with a 3-0 win over
18 years in the Palo Alto area. “Palo    four hits — two of them homers.                  the fourth inning and added three          In the District 52 10-11 tourna-     Hillsborough and then topped Palo
Alto might experiment with a wood           “Since we had two shutouts com-               more in the fifth for a commanding      ment in San Carlos, Palo Alto Na-       Alto National, 11-4, before beating
bat program in the fall.”                ing in, I told our players not to get            8-1 lead.                               tional and Menlo-Atherton both lost     San Cartlos on Friday.
   On Saturday, Palo Alto American       discouraged if San Mateo scored,”                   Palo Alto National was held to       last Friday. Palo Alto dropped a 6-0      Should Alpine reach Wednesday’s
blasted outmanned Ravenswood,            said Rea, who coached Palo Alto                  just two hits, a homer from Peter       decision to Foster City, but rebound-   game and lose, a challenge game
24-0, by launching six homers and        National to District 52 and Section              Verheecke and a double from Math-       ed with a 15-5 win over Belmont         will be played Thursday at 5:30.■
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                              CITY OF PALO ALTO                                                                                                                 Sports
                            NOTICE OF ELECTION                                               Baseball roundup                                  and four RBI for Palo Alto while
                                                                                                                                               teammate Eric Stanske added two
                                                                                                                                                                                                  White Sox on Sunday at Baylands
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Athletic Center, 10-0 and 11-8.
                                                                                             (continued fro page 25)
                  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a                                                                                                RBI. Rea, Witte and Matt Page all                    Palo Alto will return to Baylands
             General Municipal Election will be held in the                                                                                    had two hits for Palo Alto, which                  on July 22 to face league rival Fon-
                                                                                             1 only to rattle off four unanswered              pounded out 13 hits in Game 1.                     tanetti’s in a Western Baseball As-
                        City of Palo Alto on
                                                                                             runs to knot the game at 4 in the                    In the District 6 14-year-old tour-             sociation doubleheader.
         Tuesday, November 6, 2007 for the following officers:                                top of the sixth inning. San Mateo                ney, Palo Alto opened play Satur-                    Matt Erlin got a rare start for Palo
                                                                                             countered with a pair of go-ahead                 day with a 6-5 victory over Belmont.               Alto in Game 1, going six innings
                       FOUR FULL TERMS (4 years)                                             runs for a 6-4 advantage heading                  T.J. Braff drove home Cory Tenanes                 and allowing only one hit while
                  January 1, 2008, to December 31, 2011                                      into the top of the seventh as Palo               with the winning run.                              striking out five.
                        Terms of Council Members                                             Alto was down to its final three                     On Monday, Palo Alto hung on
                  Beecham, Cordell, Kleinberg and Mossar                                     outs.                                             for a 7-5 victory over San Mateo as                American Legion
                    (Terms Expire December 31, 2007)                                           After Scott Witte led off the sev-              Braff allowed only one hit over the                  Palo Alto Post 375 hopes to main-
                                                                                             enth with a walk, Artim launched a                first five innings. Kevin Anderson                 tain its sparkling 20-1 record this
          The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.                              deep drive to left-center that wound              had two hits and two RBI for Palo                  week following three more victories
                    on Tuesday, November 6, 2007                                             up a an inside-the-park home run                  Alto and Jack Hannan also drove in                 last weekend.
                                                                                             and resulted in yet another tie at 6-             a pair.                                              Post 375 took advantage of six
                                                                                             6. Rea followed with a bunt single,                  Palo Alto will play either San                  errors by the Redwood City Blues
                                                     DONNA J. ROGERS, City Clerk
                                                                                             stole second and was brought home                 Mateo or Belmont for the title on                  to post a 7-6 victory last Friday at
                                                                                             via an RBI single from Byrne to                   Wednesday (7 p.m.) at the Belmont                  Menlo School. The teams met on
                                                                                             give Palo Alto the eventual game-                 Sports Complex.                                    Sunday in a doubleheader at Palo
                                                                                             winning run.                                                                                         Alto High, with Post 375 sweeping
                                 CITY OF PALO ALTO                                             Wade Hauser provided insurance                  Semipro                                            the Blues, 7-5 and 11-0.
                                                                                             with a two-run single, then Jost shut               The Palo Alto Oaks will hit the                    Former Gunn teammates Kyle
                       NOTICE TO CANDIDATES FOR                                              the door on San Mateo in the bot-                 road this weekend, hoping to keep                  Einfalt and Tucker Laurence each
                                                                                             tom of the frame to earn the win                  their perfect season intact against                had three hits in Sunday’s second
                              FOUR COUNCIL SEATS                                             and force the challenge champion-                 the host San Luis Obispo Blues.                    game with Paly grad Nick Good-
          To be voted on at the November 6, 2007                                             ship game.                                          The Oaks improved to 12-0 fol-                   speed driving in three runs in the
                                                                                               Hauser delivered a pair of doubles              lowing a sweep of the East Bay                     opener.■
                       General Municipal Election
                                                                                                                                                        SCOREBOARD
                                                                                                            BASEBALL                                                                                  2B — Falkenhagen 2, Boyd (PA). 2 hits
  Individuals who plan to be candidates for state or local office in                                                                            Belmont               250 000 0 — 7 9         4    — Merryweather (SM); Falkenhagen, Piha
                                                                                                    Western Baseball Association
  California and intend to solicit or receive campaign contributions                                                                           Palo Alto             033 105 x —12 13        3    (PA). 3 RBI — Falkenhagen (PA). 2 RBI —
                                                                                                          Stan Musial Division                    Mazzoni, Price (3), Tana (5) and Cavan;         Jorgenson (PA).
  for any purpose, or who intend to spend funds for campaign
                                                                                                     At Baylands Athletic Center               Moriarty, Witte (2) and York. WP — Witte.                           Little League
  purposes MUST:                                                                                               First game                      LP — Tana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         District 52 All-Star Tournament
                                                                                             EB White Sox        000 000 0 — 0 1          3       3B — Witte (PA). 2B — Massoni (B); Haus-
  (1) File with the FPPC a Candidate Intention Statement (Form                                                                                 er 2 (PA). 3 hits — Tana (B); Byrne, Hauser                  At Marina Field, Belmont
                                                                                             PA Oaks             040 032 1 —10 9          0
  501), before soliciting or receiving any contributions (including                             WP — Matt Erlin (1-0). LP — Brown.             (PA). 2 hits — Cavan (B); Page, Jost (PA). 3                            Friday
                                                                                                3B — Matson, Duran (PA). 2B — Luque            RBI — Mazzoni (B); Hauser, Witte (PA).                            Winners’ bracket
  loans) or expending any funds (including personal funds); and                              (EB); Budelli 2 (PA). 2 hits — Budelli, Kautz,                 Championship game                     Hillsborough           000 531 — 9 10       1
                                                                                             Matson (PA). 2 RBI — Budelli (PA).                Palo Alto             000 103 5 — 9 13        1    PA National            000 120 — 3 2        1
  (2) Establish a campaign bank account at a financial institution in                            Records: Palo Alto Oaks 11-0                   San Mateo             220 002 0 — 6 10        2        WP — Matt Krook.
  California and file a Statement of Organization Recipient Committee                                         Second game                          Byrne, Johnson (2), Stanske (4), Jost (6)           HR — Lynch (H); Verheecke (PA). 2B
                                                                                             PA Oaks             000 317 0 —11 13         5    and York; Kunkel, Stahl (4), Cohen (5), Mer-       — Guttas (H); Schmutz (PA). 3 hits — Strem
  (Form 410) with the FPPC within 10 days of opening the account.                                                                              ryweather (7) and Whitney. WP — Jost. LP           (H). 3 RBI — Lynch (H).
                                                                                             EB White Sox        000 503 0 — 8 6          2
                                                                                                WP — Jason Kleinhoffer (6-0). LP — Ca-         — Merryweather.                                                       Saturday
  Note:     Forms 501 and 410 which are postmarked no later than                             dena.                                                3B — Artim (PA); Cohen (SM). 2B —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Winners’ bracket
  the filing deadline are deemed to have been filed on time.                                      HR — Duran (PA). 3B — Kautz (PA). 2B           Hauser 2 (PA); Sanzer, Robbins, Kunkel
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Highlanders            003 011 — 5 6        1
                                                                                             — Budelli (PA). 2 hits — Kautz, Duran, Ford,      (SM). 2 hits — Rea, Page, Hauser, Witte (PA);
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alpine                 100 000 — 1 6        1
                                                                                             Scott, Roux (PA); Luque, Moore (EB). 3 RBI        Cohen, Pritchett (SM). 4 RBI — Hauser. 2
  To obtain the forms or additional information, please contact the                                                                            RBI — Stanske (PA); Kunkel, Prichett (SM).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      WP — Azzopardi.
                                                                                             — Luque (EB). 2 RBI — Kautz, Duran, Scott                                                                HR — Donath, Tam (H); Lange (A). 2 hits
  City Clerk’s office at (650) 329-2571.                                                      (PA).                                                       Challenge championship                   — Grestein (A).
                                                                                                Records: Palo Alto Oaks 12-0                   San Mateo             200 003 0 — 5 10        1    PA American            (16)22 4 —24 14      0
                                                                                                            American Legion                    Palo Alto             022 000 0 — 4 5         3    Ravenswood                000 0 — 0 2       3
                                                    DONNA J. ROGERS, City Clerk                                   Friday
                                                                                                                                                  Gschwend, Stahl (4), Whitney (5) and                WP — Khalid Johnson.
                                                                                                                                               Whitney, Brumi (4) and Gschwend (6); Jost,             HR — Sinchek 3, Simonetti, Grey, Wong
                                                                                                            At Menlo School                    Zeglin (3), Rea (6) and York. WP — Whitney.        (PA). 3 hits — Sinchek (PA). 2 hits — Khalid
                                                                                             Palo Alto        021 100 300 — 7 14          7    LP — Zeglin.                                       Johnson (PA).
                                                                                             RC Blues         300 021 000 — 6 6           6       2B — Cohen, Whitney (SM). 2 hits — Kun-
                                                                                                WP — Danny Stienstra. LP — Zoucha.                                                                             Consolation bracket
                                                                                                                                               kel, Cohen (SM); Witte (PA).
                                                                                                2B — Stienstra, Berry, Esquivel (PA). 3                                                               Palo Alto National 15, Half Moon Bay 5
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       LOSE 15-20 Lbs.
                                                                                             hits — Esquivel (PA). 2 hits — Burk, Austin,                                                                             Sunday
                                                                                             Berry, Marchant (PA); Diekroeger (RC). 3 RBI              At Belmont Sports Complex
                                                               NOW & SAVE                    — Diekroeger (RC).                                                    First round
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  SM National            430 200 —10 11       0
                                                                                                Records: Palo Alto 18-1                        Belmont               400 010 0 — 5 7         5
                                                                 $                                               Sunday                        Palo Alto             210 021 x — 6 7         1
                                                                                                                                                                                                  PA American            022 000 — 4 6        2
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Melrose, Vollert (3), Peters (6) and Ther-
                                                                (8 week minimum)                                                                  Bryne and Bortolotto; Barnes, Cohen (7)
                                                                                                           At Palo Alto High                                                                      oux; Sinchek, Grey (6) and Guzman. WP
                                                                  expires 7/31/07                                                              and Bowers. WP — Barnes. LP — Byrne.
                                                                                                               First game                                                                         — Melrose. LP — Sinchek.
                  Make Your                                                                  RC Blues         000 010 400 — 5 11          3
                                                                                                                                                  2B — Maurino (B); Tenanes (PA). 2 hits
                                                                                                                                               — Wendlind, Norcross (B); Tenanes, Barnes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      HR — Melrose 2, Theroux, Johnson,
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              Resolution a Reality                                           105 lbs. &      Palo Alto        100 001 050 — 7 12          3    (PA). 2 RBI — Bryne (B); Barnes (PA).
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Villal (SM); Floreal, Feldstein, Sinchek (PA).
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2B — McDonald (SM); Beroza (PA). 3 hits
                                                                             Leslie lost        WP — Schwartz.†LP — Powell.
                                                                             20 lbs. at                                                                     Monday’s semifinals                   — McDonald, Melrose (SM). 2 hits — Villal,
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                                                                                             2B — Flores, Zoucha, Agustus (RC);
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                                                                                                                                                                     000 003 2 — 5 7
                                                                                                                                                                     200 140 x — 7 6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Theroux (SM); Simonetti (PA). 4 RBI — Mel-
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     * Improve Your Health                                                                   Zoucha (RC); Laurence, Goodspeed, March-
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                                                                                             ant (PA). 3 RBI — Goodspeed (PA).
     * Increase Your Energy                                                                     Records: Palo Alto 19-1
                                                                                                                                               WP — Braff. LP — Tuivailala.
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                                                                                                                                                  HR — Sanchez (SM). 3B — Vanisi (SM).
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                                                                                                             Second game
                                                                                                                     000 00 — 0 3         2
                                                                                                                                               2B — Glazier (PA). 2 hits — Sanchez, Fleis-
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                                                                                                WP — Derek Austin. LP — Swensen.
                                                                                                                                          1    (SM); Anderson, Hannan (PA).                                         Baseball
                                                                                                                                                               Babe Ruth 13s                         American Legion — Palo Alto Post 375
                                                                                             3B — Warner, Pope (PA). 2B — Einfalt 2                                                               vs. Dublin at Baylands, 7 p.m.
                                                                                             (PA). 3 hits — Einfalt, Laurence (PA).                   District 6 All-Star Tournament
                                                                                                Records: Palo Alto 20-1                               At McKelvey Park, Mtn. View                    Babe Ruth — District 6 All-Star 14s at
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Belmont Sports Complex: Palo Alto-San
                                                                                                             Babe Ruth 15s                                          Thursday                      Mateo winner in championship game, 7
                                                                                                    District 6 All-Star Tournament             San Mateo                 200 01 — 3 4        2    p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Palo Alto                 704 5x —16 12       1
                                                                                                     At Baylands Athletic Center                                                                     Little League — District 52 Majors 9-10
                                                                                                                                                  Sato, Kunkel (2), Merryweather (4) and
                                                                                                                Thursday                       Barton and Sato (4); Falkenhagen, Avis (5)         All-Stars: Alpine-Half Moon Bay winner in
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                Serving the Peninsula for 27 Years                                           Palo Alto           110 000 1 — 3 4          0    and Piha. WP — Falkenhagen. LP — Sato.             championship game, 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                             San Mateo           020 101 1 — 4 7          0       2B — McNeil, Freschet (SM); Boyd,
                                                                                                Page, Byrne (7), Zeglin (7) and York; Field,   McHugh (PA). 4 hits — Boyd (PA). 2 hits                           THURSDAY
                                                                                             Whitney (5) and Gschwend. WP — Whitney.           — Jorgenson (PA). 5 RBI — Falkenhagen                                Baseball
                                                                                             LP — Zeglin.                                      (PA). 2 RBI — Sato (SM); Boyd, McHugh,
     Los Altos                 Palo Alto                                                        3B — Page (PA); Gschwend (SM). 2B              Jorgenson, Piha (PA).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Babe Ruth — District 6 All-Star 14s at
    388 Second St.            437 Kipling St.                                                — Sanzeri (SM). 2 hits — Sanzeri, Kunkel                                                             Belmont Sports Complex: challenge game,
                                                                                                                                                               Championship                       if necessary, 7 p.m.
    (650) 941-5433            (650) 323-5483                                                 (SM).
                                                                                                                                               San Mateo             012 200 0 — 5 5         3        Little League — District 52 Majors 11-12
                                                                                                Other score: Belmont 15, Mountain View
                                                                                                                                               Palo Alto             320 120 x — 8 7         2    All-Stars at Belmont Sports Complex: Palo
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                                                                                                           Consolation finals                  son, Marchant (5) and Piha. WP — Jorgen-           ers, 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                  Friday                       son. LP — Freschet.
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                                                                                                     Sports

    Wimbledon finale is Bartoli’s tuneup for Bank of the West
           by Rick Eymer
                                            anyone and I proved it. Every match,       little bit of help from Pierce Bros-    hitting double-handed on both fore-      coach. He’s a very good doctor and


F
       rance’s Marion Bartoli earned        especially in tennis, is just differ-      nan.”                                   hand and backhand. Her hitting           a very good tennis coach and a very
       her license to win on Friday in      ent.”                                         The famous actor paid her back       style, and her strange service action,   good father.”
       front of the secret agent who          A court with a view also provided        Saturday: She found a bouquet of        with a heavily bent wrist, bothered,       Bartoli developed her game, not
has a license to kill.                      positive vibes for Bartoli, who saw        flowers and a letter from him wait-     and, eventually, beat, Henin.            on tennis courts but utility courts.
   Bartoli, who will be appearing in        one of her favorite actors watching        ing in the locker room.                   “We have been working together           “When I was younger, still living
her fifth straight Bank of the West         from a private box.                           Bartoli became the second-lowest     since the first time I hit a tennis      in France, we didn’t have any in-
Classic, reached her first Grand              “I saw Pierce Brosnan, one of my         ranked player since rankings began      ball, which means 16 years ago,”         door courts,” she said. “The indoor
Slam final after upsetting world            favorite actors, in the crowd. I love      over 30 years ago to reach the Wim-     Bartoli said of her father, a practic-   courts we had wer multi-surface
No. 1 Justin Henin, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 at        his movies. I said to myself, ‘It’s not    bledon ladies’ final, after Williams,   ing doctor. “Of course, to reach the     courts. It was the courts for volley-
Wimbledon.                                  possible I play so badly in front of       ranked 23rd.                            final of Wimbledon is such a big         ball, basketball. They have lines all
   Bartoli, however, lost to Venus          him.’ Then I tried to feel the ball           The 22-year-old, coached by her      achievement, you cannot aim to be        over the courts. My dad used to give
Williams in Saturday’s final, but           a bit better and play smarter,” she        father, played her first match on       in the final of a Grand Slam, and I      me some targets and if I touched the
that doesn’t subtract from her expe-        said. “I saw he was cheering for me.       Centre Court, introducing a whole       did it. We did it together actually.     targets, I got a candy. So I was very
rience at the All-England Club. Bar-        I kept going and I won, so maybe a         new audience to her unusual style;      That means he’s a very good tennis       motivated." ■
toli wouldn’t have wanted to play
anywhere else; not even in front of
her home fans.
   “I love the French Open because,
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   Bartoli also upset No. 3 Jelena
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   With the way the year has pro-
gressed, the 19th-ranked Bartoli
may have something to say before
the week (July 23-29) is over at
Stanford University’s Taube Tennis
Center.
   Bartoli lost in the first round of
the event last year after three suc-
cessive losses in three previous sec-
ond round matches at Stanford.
   Surprise Wimbledon finalist Bar-
toli notched her first-ever win over
a world No.1 by turning a lop-sided
first set setback into motivation.
   Bartoli began hitting the mark
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   “A match can turn very easily; I
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lieved in myself from the first point
to the end. On a good day I can beat
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                                         Health&Fitness
Health
Notes
BIPOLAR EDUCATION DAY . . .
Stanford University School of
Medicine researchers are hosting            A monthly section on recreation and health, edited by Sue Dremann
a free bipolar education program
on July 14 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Discussions include treatments,
women’s issues, pediatric bipolar
                                                                                              A phoenix rising
spectrum disorder and the differ-                                         From the depths of bipolar disorder, a local leader emerges
ences between bipolar disorder
and major depressive disorder.                                                                                 by Sue Dremann
Bipolar Education Day was origi-


                                        K
nally designed to raise aware-                 atherine Lerer was                                                                                                                  Newly diagnosed, Jean,
ness and dispel misconceptions                 at the top of her                                                                                                                a school facilitator, looked
about the disease. A continental               game in 1994. At                                                                                                                 pained.
breakfast and light lunch will be       age 49, she was fit; she                                                                                                                   “I’m terrified of any-
served. Visit www.bipolar.org.          was educated. She was a                                                                                                                 one finding out my se-
Call Kristine Keller 650-498-4968       mother, a wife and a top-                                                                                                               cret. I work with teens. I
or klkeller@stanford.edu.               selling Palo Alto Realtor.                                                                                                              feel the parents would be
                                        But that year, her world                                                                                                                shocked if they knew. ...
NATIONAL MARFAN SYNDROME                started eroding.                                                                                                                        I just got an appointment,
CONFERENCE . . . New medical               For no apparent rea-                                                                                                                 and I feel I wouldn’t have
research and networking with            son, she began to cry. She                                                                                                              the job if they knew. I feel
other people with Marfan syn-           cried during a physical                                                                                                                 ashamed,” she said.
drome will be offered at Stanford
                                        exam. She lost weight.                                                                                                                     “Shame is a part of
                                        The doctor diagnosed                                                                                                                    your chemistry,” Lerer
University School of Medicine
                                        mild depression. She kept                                                                                                               pointed out, referring to
on July 12-15. Marfan syndrome
                                        up her daily regimen, but                                                                                                               one symptom of the ill-
is a potentially fatal genetic dis-
                                        something had profoundly                                                                                                                ness.
order of connective tissue that         changed.                                                                                                                                   Lerer reached into the
affects the heart and skeletal




                                                                                                                                                                             Marjan Sadoughi
                                           “I became more and                                                                                                                   “question bag,” where
system. Registration is required.       more confused,” she                                                                                                                     group members had ear-
Visit www.marfan.org or call 800-       said.                                                                                                                                   lier placed themes they
862-7326. Fees range from $175             Then came the crash.                                                                                                                 wished to address:
to $375. Persons 18 and younger            At work on an August                                                                                                                    Anyone have strategies
admitted for free.                      day, she simply fell over       Left to right: Adrian Dulce, who has bipolar disorder, talks with Katherine Lerer during a              for dealing with getting
                                        in her chair.                   recent DBSA Palo Alto peer-support group meeting.                                                       blood drawn?
FREE QIGONG . . . Ever wonder              “That was the last time                                                                                                                 “Take a phlebotomist
what Qigong is about? The En-           I worked. I was lost and                               dent?” she said.                                                                 to lunch,” Bob said, to
ergy Wellness Center at 528-B           gone for the next five years,” she said.                  A Realtor friend took her to Stanford Depart- laughter.
University Ave., Palo Alto, is offer-      Lerer has bipolar disorder, a brain disease that ment of Psychiatry for peer-group support.                 “Ask for an infant-sized needle.”
ing a free Tibetan Qigong class         causes moods to swing from stupefying depression          “There is an underworld walking right by you,        “Or a butterfly,” Toni said.
to familiarize the curious with this    to mania. It affects 5.7 million American adults Katherine, and the mentally ill look just like us,”           “Tell them you’re a fainter, and they’ll get the cot
ancient medical practice. Qigong        every year, according to the National Institutes of her friend said.                                         right away,” added Martina.
is said to reduce anxiety, stress,      Health (NIH).                                             Lerer sat looking around at the other group          Dave reflected on a common misconception
boost the immune system, bal-              “I had a very happy childhood. I had no big trag- members and thought she didn’t belong.                  about psychotropic medication.
ance hormones, lower cholesterol        edies. It was alarming the way I was slipping in          “You don’t accept this” at first, she said. But it   “I always thought taking meds would interfere
and improve circulation and sexu-       body weight. I was disoriented, weeping — deeply became her place of refuge.                                 with donating blood, but it doesn’t.”
al function. The class is taught by     ashamed. I had big glasses on and a hat pulled            “It’s the only place where you are not embar-        Lerer dipped into the question bag.
Tim Nguyen, Traditional Chinese         down over my face. I felt I had done this to my- rassed; you are not ashamed of yourself,” she                 “My neighbor has no mental and emotional
Medicine practitioner and Qigong        self,” she said.                                       said.                                                 boundaries. She’s always asking about my mental
instructor. It takes place Wed.            But Lerer has emerged from the ashes of her            Lerer wrote about her experiences in the Journal illness. Any suggestions about how to deal with
July 11 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and         life to become a leader. Once so ill she could not of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and in this?”
Saturday July 14 from 4-5:15 p.m.       focus or speak, she now facilitates a peer-support Psychology Today. And she began running a peer              “When people ask me, I say, ‘It’s a long story.
Call to sign up. 650-283-4745.          group for people with mood disorders. Lerer is tall, group at Stanford and received training as a facili- Let me get back to you.’ They stop asking me be-
                                        willowy and attractive. Twelve years after her first tator — big steps for someone who couldn’t talk cause that’s all they ever get,” Jolene said.
WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR . . .              depression, she maintains equilibrium through a at all, she said.                                              A lively discussion broke out about how to re-
This year’s Children’s Health           cocktail of medications. Depression and mania             She now facilitates a peer group affiliated with spond to nosy acquaintances. Many had stories
Council fundraising concert             are temporary states for most people, manageable the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the of the neighbor who feigned concern to pump for
stars Grammy Awards winner              through medication and therapies, she said.            largest mental-health support organization in the information, or the church lady’s nervous hinting
Dionne Warwick on Sunday                   Often, family and friends don’t understand the country, she said.                                         when they hadn’t shown up for Mass for a few
July 15 at the 48th Annual              illness, and they don’t know how to react. Well-          During the first three Wednesday evenings of weeks. How to change the movie-picture image
                                        meaning words and gestures may end up further each month, a drop-in group meets in a rented Palo of mental illness?
Summer Symphony at Stanford’s
                                        eroding already damaged self-esteem and increase Alto office to discuss mood disorders and every-              Direct people to bipolar-disorders Web sites, a
Frost Amphitheatre. Tickets
                                        isolation, Lerer said.                                 thing from struggles with their illness to what to woman suggested.
are $25-75. Gates open at
                                           People with mood disorders such as depression put on a resume after being unable to work for                Research shows that people in mood-disorder
4:30 p.m. and concert begins            and mania don’t “snap out of it”; and often they months or years.                                            peer groups have shorter hospital stays (7 days
at 6 p.m. Children’s Health             cannot respond to invitations for help or even offer      Mood disorders have many faces. Some are uni- versus 25 days) than those who do not attend a
Council offers assessment and           a thank you for cards or gifts sent, she said.         polar and have only depression; others are bipolar, group. Nearly 86 percent stick to their treatments.
treatment services to children             At one point, Lerer had a plan to kill herself, which also have varying features, Lerer said. Some A higher percentage have reduced psychiatric
with behavioral, emotional,             and she was happy to have figured out a way out have psychotic elements; some have schizophre- symptoms, increased coping skills and less need
developmental and learning              of her depression. She thought she was a genius, nia. A small number, perhaps one percent, have of professional services.
challenges. Call 650-617-               she said. Such is the skewed thinking of some- mania.                                                          Lerer pulled another question from the bag.
3859 information or visit www.          one in a manic state. Mania is characterized by           Fourteen people clustered around conference          “When days are tough, and you are unable to get
summersymphony.org.                     extreme elevated mood, agitation, irritability and tables on a recent Wednesday. Some of their faces up or eat something, what do you do to recognize
                                        rapid talking and thought.                             are familiar. They are doctors, nurses, software that you are leading a normal life?”
                                           “I had the seat of the car down and tape around engineers, teachers, certified public accountants,          “I get up. I tell at least one person that I’m hav-
   Health Notes is published ev-        the exhaust pipe. My husband came home early. I artists, gardeners and professors.                           ing a bad day. I feel better. I’m not alone with it,”
 ery second Wednesday of the            came back to the garage and said, ‘Sweetheart, I          (Because of the stigma attached to their condi- Jean said. ■
 month. Send items for Health           have to go to the hospital now.’”                      tions, their real names are not being used in this      For information about Katherine Lerer’s mood
 Notes to the Palo Alto Weekly,            Eighteen electroconvulsive treatments did not article.)                                                   disorder group, e-mail kathlerer@yahoo.com or
 P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA           relieve her depressive symptoms, and she barely           “I haven’t been out much for four months. I visit Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance at
 94302, fax to 326-3928 or e-           recognized herself after losing 35 pounds.             worked in health care. I tried to do everything my- www.dbsalliance.org. Also visit the National Alli-
 mail jdong@paweekly.com. The              “I stepped out of the shower and screamed when self. I realized I need you guys. I need other people ance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org. ■
 deadline is the previous Thurs-        I saw myself in the mirror. I said to my husband, — to learn from each other,” Janelle, a petite, pro-         Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be e-mailed at
 day at 5 p.m.                          ‘What happened to me? Have I been in an acci- fessionally dressed Asian woman, said.                         sdremann@paweekly.com.
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                                  Dos and don’ts
                                Helping people with mental illness


  K
         atherine Lerer recommends the following ap-          Why?
         proaches for families and friends of people          We already feel guilty and isolated because of our
         with mental illness:                               altered brain chemistry. We are literally unable to use
  In person                                                 the phone, write letters or ring your doorbell. Never
                                                            request a call back.
    Do not say:
    “You look great.”                                       Correct your thinking
    Instead say:
    “I am happy to see you and have missed you.”               You might think, “I have sent cards, gifts, and din-
    Why?                                                    ner but have never heard a thank you. What gives? It
    We know we look unhealthy, and may have gained          is starting to feel rude.”
  or lost weight.                                              Instead:
                                                               Send cards or call with news but never with an ex-
    Do not say:                                             pectation you will hear back.
    “Can’t you just try harder to get out? Exercise is         Why?
  good for you.”                                               For example, a woman was in bed for a year with
    Instead say:                                            depression. Her friend sent her handwritten cards ev-
    “I can’t imagine what you are going through. You        ery month, which she kept by her bedside and often
  have tremendous courage.”                                 read. After she recovered her friend was shocked at
    Why?                                                    how meaningful these cards had been.
    We have lost control over our body and mind, and
  we are ashamed.                                           Very helpful things to say (under
                                                            most circumstances)
  On the phone
                                                              1. I know it is hard for you to reach out right now,
     Do not say:                                            so I never expect a call back.
     “Call me and let me know what I can do. I haven’t        2. “You never need to thank me; I just want to help
  heard from you.”                                          in any way I can.”
     Instead say:                                             3. “You are important in my life, and I am with you
     “I think of you often and will always be here to       in spirit every day.” ■
  listen to you.”




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sicktime, we file taxes as registered
                                                                                Our PCs run 2000 Professional or XP             live onsite. Visit www.hiddenvilla.org/                                                      household employer. Some light
425 Health Services                 500 Help Wanted                             Professional; our Macs run OS X.                jobs.php for full job description. Email                 Palo Alto                           driving, we provide car. Excellent
                                    Ambitious? Tired of Trading Time 4 $                                                        resume to hostel@hiddenvilla.org. Mail:                                                      references required. Email resume to
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                                                                                Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View,
440 Massage Therapy                   Caregivers / CNAs / HHAs                  Pleasanton, Mill Valley and Danville. Our       International Cultural Exchang
                                                                                                                                                                                            ITALIAN RESTAURANT ®            550 Business
                                      Visiting Angels (Sunnvyale) has imme-     main office and your base of operation          Representative: Earn supplemental
Caring Attention to Excellent         diate openings! Exp w/elderly requ-       is Palo Alto.                                   income placing and supervising high
                                                                                                                                                                                         Servers                            Opportunities
Therapeutic Massage                   ried. Full-time, part-time, overnights                                                    school exchange students. Volunteer                                                         $700-$800K Free Cash Grants
Be Well! Call Lois in San Carlos      & live-in. Flexible schedule, top pay,    While this is an entry-level position, ideal    host families also needed. Promote                   • Sundays required                     Programs-2007!, Personal bills, School,
(650)906-7000                         medical benefits & BONUSES! (408)         candidate would have help desk and              world peace! 1-866-GO-AFICE or                 • Walk in interviews: M-Th 2-4               Business/Housing. Approx. $49 billion
                                      735-0983                                  troubleshooting experience to hit the           www.afice.org (Cal-SCAN)                          • No experience required                  unclaimed 2006! Almost Everyone
445 Music Classes                                                               ground running. Novell Netware experi-                                                                                                      Qualifies! Live Operators
                                                                                ence is a plus. Your own transportation         Jobs Jobs Jobs!                                    (650) 326-5673                           1-800-592-0362 Ext. 235. (AAN CAN)
                                                                                is a necessity. Mileage is reimbursed.          California Army National Guard. No
                                                                                                                                experience. Will pay to train; High                                                         1000 Envleopes = $5000
                                                 No phone                       This is a full-time, benefited position.                                                                                                    Receive $5 for every envelope stuffed
                                                                                                                                school Jr./Sr. & Grads/Non-Grads/GED.         Restaurant
                                              number in the ad?                                                                 May qualify for $10,000 BONUS. Call                                                         with our sales material. Guaranteed!
                                                                                This position will also have an oppor-                                                        Aldo Los Altos now hiring exp. wait           Free information: 24 hour recording
                                                  GO TO                         tunity to share in building the exciting        1-800-GO-GUARD. (Cal-SCAN)                    staff. Apply in person, 2:30-5, 388           1-800-785-7076. (AAN CAN)
                                                                                Web-based features we are constantly                                                          Main St., Los Altos.
                                           fogster.com                          adding to our Web sites. Experience
                                                                                                                                Maintenance Tech
                                                                                                                                88 units in Mountain View. F/T. $1500/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All cash candy route.
                                                                                with PHP and MySQL, javascript, AJAX                                                                                                        Do you earn $800 a day? 30 machines
                                                 for contact                    and HTML is a plus. No designers,
                                                                                                                                mo. + apt. (650)968-8856                                                                    and candy for $9,995. MultiVend LLC,
                                                 information                    please. If you aren’t primarily tech-ori-       Manager needed for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            880 Grand Blvd., Deer Park, NY.
                                                                                ented but have Web experience, please                                                                                                       1-888-625-2405. (Cal-SCAN)
                                                                                                                                exclusive linen shop in Menlo Park.
                                                                                don’t apply.                                    High-end retail exp. required. Salary +                                                     Data Entry
                                                                                                                                benefits, wonderful working environ-                                                        Work From Anywhere. Flexible Hours,
                                    560 Employment Information                                                                  ment. Résumé to careers@yvesde-                                                           PC Required. Excellent Career
                                                                                                                                lorme.com or fax 434-984-5931.                                                              Opportunity. Serious Inquiries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1-800-344-9636, ext. 475. (AAN CAN)
                                                                                                                                Medical
                                                                                                                                RN, LPN, Coders, MA                                                                          Earn $1500 to $2000 a month
                                                                                                                                MedAssurant, a national provider of                                                          Have fun and make extra money in
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Taught in your home                                                                                                             Coders and MAs to perform medical
                                                                                                                                record reviews/abstractions at care                                                         Jobs Jobs Jobs!
Member MTAC & NGPT                                                                                                                                                                                                          Truck Drivers Wanted. Immediate
Specializing in beginners                                                                                                       provider offices. Competitive pay, mile-
                                                                                                                                age reimbursement, PT/FT positions,                                                         Openings. No experience required. Up
Karen (650)233-9689                                                                                                                                                                                                         to $20,000 signing bonus. Great ben-
                                                                                                                                bonus potential in certain areas and
                                                                                                                                paid training. Med. record review exp.,                                                     efits Call 1-800-GO-GUARD. (Cal-SCAN)
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Call Alita (650)838-9772                                                                                                        strong comp. skills and regional travel                                                     Movie Extras, Actors, Models
                                                                                                                                req. Submit Resume via online: www.           525 Adult Care                                Make $100-$300/day. No Exp. Req.,
                                                                                                                                medassurant.com/careers.aspx. OR                                                            FT/PT All looks needed!
455 Personal Training                                                                                                           email jobs@medassurant.com OR fax             Wanted                                        1-800-606-5058 (AAN CAN)
                                                                                                                                800/298-9914. SUBJECT: “Attn: SRC/
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                                                                                                                               Adult Spanish Lessons                                                                       FIRE ENGINE BED & MATTRESS - $125
                                                                                                                               Art: Classes, birthday parties!                                                             Hamster Habitat
                                                                                                                               Experienced teacher                                                                         kids’ adidas soccer shoes, 4 1/2 - $12
                                                                                                                               Expert Stanford tutors, all subj                                                            Loft bunk beds w/dresser - $200
                                                                                Menlo Park, Wonderful family,                  French & Spanish for High School
                                                                                2 yr boy and baby due December.                French Lessons for Home Schooled                                                            390 Kids for Summer
                                                                                42 hours a week, up to $18/hr                          French Native Teacher                                                               Jobs
                                                                                                                               All levels and ages. SAT, AP, conversa-                                                     Babysitter Available
                                                                                San Mateo family needs ener-                   tion for travellers and business profes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chess Lessons for kids and adult
                                                                                getic nanny for 2 boys, 4 yr & 5 mo.                            sionals.
                                                                                                                                     Hessen Camille Ghazal, Ph.D.                                                          looking for kid to help organize
                                                                                8:30-4:30, working parents, $17/hr                         650/965-9696                         Serving  Montessori Program                Need pt office help for new biz
                                                                                                                               French, Spanish for HS students                 Palo Alto • P/T Ams 8-12:30 • Ages 3-5
                                                                                             650-462-4580                                                                     since 1989 • Snacks & Lunch • 6:1 ratio      summer jobs for teens needed
                                                                                                                               GERMAN Tutoring.
330 Child Care                      Quoted *Too qualified* by SN                  www.spnannies.com                                   Instruction for Hebrew,
                                                                                                                                                                                  (650) 493-0665
                                    Sitting/Academic Aide                                                                       Bar and Bat Mitzvah For Affiliated and         www.Sunshine-preschool.com
Offered                             Summer ChildCare                                                                                         Unaffiliated
Are you looking for daycare?                                                                                                            George Rubin, M.A. in
                                    Summer Nanny/Personal Assistant             Wanted: Afternoon Nanny                                                                       350 Preschools
Baby Nurse / Newborn Specialist                                                                                                       Hebrew/Jewish Education
                                                                                Professional couple in Menlo Park
                                                                                                                                           650/424-1940
BABYSITTER LOOKING FOR JOB          340 Child Care                              seeks an experienced, caring, and
                                                                                energetic live-out afternoon nanny to          Language Experts
                                    Wanted                                      help care for our 2-year-old and 4-            Experienced European French-Spanish
                                    Housekeeper/Nanny                           year-old girls on Mon-Fri, 3-7 pm.             Teacher with degree. Kids, high school-
                                    Looking for Housekeeper/Nanny approx                                                       ers, special programs for adults.
                                    30-35hrs/wk. We have a 2year old            Requirements:                                  (650)691-9863 (650)804-5055
                                                                                English fluency                                www.languagesexpert.com
                    On Call         and newborn in Novemeber. Start date
                                    September 1st. Primary responsibilities     Legal to work                                  Math and Spanish Summer Classes
                   Nannies!         maintaining house, Cleaning,cooking         Hours - Mon-Fri, 3-7 pm
                                                                                A clean driving record, valid CA               Math, English, Spanish
                                    and some errands. Must have own car
                 ...and more        with clean record. Must be flexible with    license, and insured (We have a
                                                                                nanny car).
                                                                                                                               Kids 16 and under. USC student. Low
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                                    hours some evenings weekends need-
        Fully Screened              ed. Non-smoker, TB testing(required)        Excellent local references                     One-to-One Tutoring Service - 363-8799
                                    and backround check will be per-            Other tasks as time allows - such as
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                                    formed. Must be legal to work in U.S.
• Date Nights Out • After School    Salary $16/hr                               activities, doing their laundry, dinner        SAT, ACT, Math,Science Tutor $28
     4mom@2ndmom.com                Available for travel a bonus.               prep, and serving their meals.
                                                                                                                               Spanish 4 hme schooled
                                    references required
        650-858-2469                please call or e-mail with references,      Salary commensurate with experi-               Swim Lessons                                                        Spring Down Equestrian Center
  www.2ndmom.com                    desired salary and experience.              ence.
                                    408-741-1299                                If interested in more details, please          350 Preschools/                                                             HORSEMANSHIP CAMP
                                                                                contact 415-516-8105 or basa-
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                                                                                Thank you!                                        Ages 3-6. 1:6 ratio. Meals incl.                Ages 6-76. Monday thru Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm • Aftercare Available
looking for extra hours after 4.    Loving Nanny Needed in MV
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       725 Portola Rd., Portola Valley
Nanny Available                     Seeking Afternoon Nanny                    345 Tutoring/                                      Ages 3-6. 1:6 ratio. Meals incl.
                                                                                                                                650/857-0655. www.growingtreepre-
                                                                                                                                                                                       (650) 851-1114                   www.springdown.com
Daytime baby nurse, home manager.
Great references. Please call       Seeking Part-Time Nanny                    Lessons                                                     school.com
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Curbing Business- High Demand.               Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K Annually           Dog Training Classes                         Martha & Son Housecleaning                                                              Residential clean up, trimming, new
Low Overheads. High Profit. Training         including Federal Benefits and OT. Paid      Starts July 28. New Sat. AM                  15 yrs. exp. Good Ref’s. Honest, &                      Alex Electric                   lawn & sprinkler installation.
Available. Priced from $12,000. 1-           Training, Vacations. PT/FT.                  Classes at Woodland School,                  Resp. Also Windows & Good Yard                     Lic #784136. Free Est.               13 yrs. exp. Great refs.
800-667-5372. www.EdgeMaster.net             1-866-616-7019 (AAN CAN)                     PV. Puppy and Beginner. Exp.,                Work. (650)630-2549 & 321-2776                           All electrical                 Jose 650/743-0397 or 367-7284
(Cal-SCAN)                                                                                qualified instructors. Private Lessons                                                           Alex, (650)366-6924
                                             Sell Reverse Mortgages                       Available. Call 650/851-5500 box 4                                                                                                   Landas Gardening/Landscaping
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560 Employment                               Home. Great Business Opportunity. For                                                    Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local                  Residential Electric                Clean-ups, new lawns, tree cutting/
                                             details send e-mail to ray@oaktreefund-                                                  Refs. Exp’d. & Friendly. I Love My Job!             & Lighting Services.                 trimming. Ramon (510) 494-1691,
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Attention CDL Drivers                        Fax request 1-909-982-9614.                                                                                                            (408)745-7115 or (408)368-6622
Your Success is a Team Effort.                (Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                        Leo Garcia Landscape/
We Listen. We Pay Attention. Call                                                                                                                                                                                               Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                  737 Fences & Gates
                                                   Business
McKELVEY Now 1-800-410-6255.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lawn & Irrig. install, retain walls.
(Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                        Calvin’s Repairs                              Res & Co. maint., tree trim/removal.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Fences, Gates, Decks. Clean & Repair          Clean-ups, grdn lighting, cust.
Bartenders                                                                                                                                                                                                                      arbors. Install: Fences, decks,
Looking for part/full time bartenders.                                                                                                                                            Roofs & Gutters.

                                                   Services                                                                                                                       30+ yrs. exp. (650)520-4922                   flagstone, paver. Free Est. Lic’d.
Several positions available. No experi-                                                                                                                                                                                         (650)369-1477
ence required. With hourly wages and
tips make up to $300 per shift. Call                                                     657 Online/Websites                                                                       Fences & Hauling
(800) 806-0082 ext. 200. (AAN CAN)                                                                                                                                                 Free Estimates,10 yrs. experience           Lomberas Garden
                                                                                         i-Panic Web Design
Cool Travel Job                              604 Adult Care                              Does your small biz need a website                                                        Good References, Decks, Fences,             Maint. - New Lawns - Hauling - Clean-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Retaining Walls, Hauling, Self Storage      Ups. 20 yrs. exp. Great Ref’s
One Month Paid Training! $500 Sign on        Offered                                     or website makeover? $399 Special
                                                                                                                                                                                   Installation, Repair, Clean-up. etc.        (650)321-8312
Bonus Must be free to travel & Start                                                     Summer Promo. www.i-panic.com or
Today. 1-800-735-7409. (AAN CAN)             Caregiver                                                                                                                             O.(650)738-2375 C. (650)346-3390
                                                                                         510-333-2942                                                                                                                           Luis Vargas Services
                                             15 years experience. Live in, hourly and
Driver - CDL training:                       nites. CDL. PA, MP, RWC. Call Ana or                                                                                                                                               Complete Garden/Landscape
$0 down, financing by Central
Refrigerated. Drive for Central, earn up
to $40k+ 1st year! 1-800-587-0029
x4779. www.CentralDrivingJobs.net
                                             Sita, 650/630-1288, 650/771-1141
                                             Nurse/Caregver
                                             20 yrs exp. Reliable, great refs, in
                                                                                               Home                                   Patricia’s House Cleaning
                                                                                                                                      Patty’s Houselceaning
                                                                                                                                      Complete cleaning. 9 years experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fences - Decks - Retaining
                                                                                                                                                                                     Wall Patio Outdoor Construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                    15 yrs Exper. Reasonable prices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maintenance * Sprinklers * Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                * Clean up * Replants Flagstone *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patios * Pavers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent Local References
                                             home or facilities. FT/PT. CDL, available

                                                                                               Services
                                                                                                                                      House/Apts. Windows. Great refs.                                                          650/796-1954
(Cal-SCAN)                                   now.(650)571-7185                                                                                                                      Lic#786158. Al 650-853-0824 (c)
                                                                                                                                      Free Estimates & Reasonable Rates.
                                                                                                                                      Lic.#32563. Call any time. (650)722-                       269-7113
Driver:                                      Smart Senior Care Providers
Don’t Just Start Your Career, Start It       Offers live in/out or hourly services.                                                   1043                                                                                     M. Sanchez General Landscaping
Right! Company Sponsored CDL training                                                                                                                                                                                          and Design
in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL?
                                             Affordable rates. Our caregivers are
                                                                                         703 Architecture/                            Quality Housekeeping                        743 Tiling                                   Concrete, patios, driveways, flagstone,
                                             well trained and exper. Call                                                             Specializing in Kitchens and Bathrooms.
Tuition Reimbursement! wgreen@crst.                                                                                                                                                        Classic Tile Company                lacking pavers, new lawns, planting,
com 1-800-781-2778. (Cal-SCAN)
                                             650/906-0848 or 408/835-7355                Design                                       Reasonable Rates. Maria, (650)440-             Tile & grout repairs. Tile instalation,   irrigation, garden lighting, clean-ups.
                                                                                         Design/Permits                               1107                                          repair, and grouting. Free estimates.      New installation & repairs. Lic.#860920
Driver:                                      609 Catering/Event                          One Stop Place for Your Remodeling                                                               Bonded, license #378868              (650)444-7072, 342-1392
TAKE CARE of your Family. Join                                                           Design needs. Complete Plans included.                                                    (650)969-3914. Leave msg. Over 40
ours. Consistent miles, regional
                                             Planning                                    Structural Engineering and Energy                                                                     yrs experience.                             MAINTENANCE
and dedicated runs. Company paid               Flamenco guitarist                        Compliance (T-24). ADW 650/969-4980                                                                                                       Clean Ups. Trimming. Pruning.
Commercial Drivers License training.          Experienced flamenco guitarist                                                                                                      748 Gardening/                                Stump removal. Rototilling. Aerating.
www.SwiftTruckingJobs.com 1-866-
476-6828. Swift Transportation. EOE.
                                              trained in Spain available for private     704 Audio/Visual                                Professional Housecleaning               Landscaping                                    Tree Service. Landscaping. Drip &
                                              functions and restaurants. (650)           Alan Hutchings Installation                                                                                                             Sprinkler. Roger C: (650)776-8666
(Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                                                   Beckys Landscape
                                              949-3758                                                                                  • Eco-friendly                               Weekly, Biweekly & Periodic Maint.
Drivers - Act Now!                                                                                        AV Pros                                                                                                              Mario Moreno’s Gardening
Sign On Bonus. 36 to 45cpm/$1000+                                                           Custom Home Theater, Satellite
                                                                                                                                        • Worker-friendly                           Annual Rose, Fruit Tree Pruning, Yard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maintenance, clean-ups, hauling. 25
weekly. $0 Lease/$1.20pm. CDL-A              620 Domestic Help                             Sales, Installation. Speakers, Voice,        • Customer-friendly                           Clean-ups, Demolition, Excavation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               yrs. Free Est. (650)365-6955
+ 3 months OTR. 1-800-635-8669.                                                            Data. Flat Screen HDTV installation.                                                    Irrigation, Sod, Planting, Raised Beds,
(Cal-SCAN)
                                             Offered                                        Security Cameras, Inwall Wiring.           www.teamworks.coop                              Ponds, Fountains, Patios, Decks.
                                             Cocktail party pianist                                                                                                                             (650)493-7060                   Martina Landscape, Inc
                                                                                                 Insured. (650)965-8498
Drivers - CDL A                              Cocktail party pianist and sing-along                                                         650.940.9773                           Bob’s Tree Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Since 1947. Design-Build Hardscape,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                custom details. Planting, irrigation,
$1, 000 Sign-On Bonus. New Pay               leader. Piano bar experienced. 650-
Package!!! Local or Regional. Exp.           329-9831.                                                                                                                            Ceja’s Home & Garden Landscape                custom details, BBQ, pools, spas.
Flatbed Drivers. *Home More                                                                                                            Yanet’s House Cleaning                     Sprinkler Systems, Sod, Tree trimming.        Lic #748758. 408/871-8800
*California Runs *Full Benefit Package       624 Financial                               710 Carpentry                                        15 years experience                 Stump Removal. Cleanups. Maint
*Dedicated Runs. 1-877-523-7109.                                                         Cabinetry-Individual Design                                                              Free Est. 15 yrs exp.                        Pats Landscape Service
www.SystemTrans.com System                   $700-$800K Free Cash Grants                 Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling                Reasonable Rates - Guaranteed Work         (650)814-1577 or 533-5994
                                             Programs!**2007!** Never Repay!                                                                                                                                                   Rose Care Specialist
Transport, Inc. (Cal-SCAN)                                                               Mantels, Bookcases, Workplaces                  Move in or Move out - $15/hour           www.cejalandscaping.com                      Horticulture Degree, 15 yrs. Full maint.,
                                             Personal/Medical Bills, School, New         Wall Units, Window Seats
Earn Extra Income                            Business/Home etc., Live Operators!                                                                 Free Estimates                                                                free estimates. Patrick, 650/218-0592
                                                                                         Ned Hollis 650-856-9475
assembling CD cases from Home. Start         Avoid Deadlines! Call 1-800-270-1213                                                      Cell (650) 630-3279 (650) 906-7712                                                      Ray’s Landscaping
Immediately. No Experience Necessary.        Ext. 232.                                   Heartwoodbuilders
                                                                                         General Contractor Lic#897221                                                                                                         Sprinkler systems. Lawns. Maintenance.
1-800-405-7619 ext. 150 http://www.          Credit Repair                                                                                                                                                                     All types of stone work. Retaining
easywork-greatpay.com (AAN CAN)                                                          Rough framing,trim carpentry,
                                             Erase bad credit legally. Money             woodworking Enrique Rivera                   719 Remodeling/                                                                          walls. Fences. Since 1980. License
Estate 10 AC.                                back Warranty, FREE Consultation &          1 415 260 6532                                                                                                                        #749922. 650/969-4276 or cell
Lots N. of Auburn, California. Lake          Information: 888-996-3672                                                                Additions                                                                                793-3939
views, secluded, trophy $549k gently         http://www.amfcs.com (AAN CAN)              715 Cleaning                                                                                                                                       Cherish Your Garden
rolling $429k, great building sites.         Erase Bad Credit.                                                                           A B WEST                                                                                    Shubha Landscape Design
Award winning. Public golf course, all       See dramatic change within 2 months.        Services                                       CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                                                                                                  Gaeta's Landscape                                 (650) 321-1600       LIC #852075
utilities. www.EscapeProperties.biz 916-     100% Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-          2 person team.
201-6687. (Cal-SCAN)                         866-916-8449 for a free consultation.       We do the same service as everyone               • Remodels • Repairs                      Complete Garden Maintenance.                   • Quality Design & Installation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Stone Walls, Patios, Walkways
Get Crane Trained!                           (Cal-SCAN)                                  else-but the difference is: "we love to do    • Tile • Carpentry • Decks                   New lawns, rototilling, clean ups,             • Decks, Arbor, Lighting, Lawn
Crane/Heavy Equipment Training.              Fast Cash                                   it!" Steam spot clng avail Lic.# 28276,                                                   brick work, wood fences, sprinklers
                                                                                         Call (650)369-7570                            • Elec/Plumbing • Painting                                                                  • Irrigation & Fine Gardening
National Certification Prep. Placement       Apply for up to $1500. Faxless for                                                                                                    installations. Refs & Free Estimate!           www.ShubhaLandscapeDesign.com
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Nevada College of Construction. www.         OK. Apply online for instant approval.                                                            for Free Estimate                          (650) 368-1458
Heavy6.com Use Code “NCCNH” or call
1-888-879-7040. (Cal-SCAN)
                                             http://www.WeLendCash11.com
                                             (AAN CAN)
                                                                                                Esthela’s                                  Excellent Local References
                                                                                                                                       (650) 347-8359 Lic.#623885
                                                                                                                                                                                        Garden Rain Landscaping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Super Green Maintenance &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Clean-ups
Government Jobs
$12-$48/Hr. Full Benefits/Paid Training.
                                                                                                Cleaning                                    Fax(650)344-6518
                                                                                                                                                                                   Quality landscapes merging conserva-
                                                                                                                                                                                                tion and beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                       Design, Installation, Renovation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Free Est., Excel. Rates/Refs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Elect. Blowers for PA. Jose or Dina
Work available in areas like Homeland        645 Office/Home                               Residential Specialist                                                                  Irrigation, Fine Gardening, Consulting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sandoval (650)566-8136
Security, Law Enforcement, Wildlife &
More! 1-800-320-9353 x2001. (AAN
                                             Business Services                                    $25 off 1st & 3rd                    DOMICILE CONSTRUCTION                                    650 224-2661
                                                                                                           also                                                                   License #887899 www.gardenrainland-
CAN)                                         Display Advertising:                                                                       GENERAL CONTRACTOR                                                                      Total Landscape
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                                             Reach over 3 million Californians. 140              Move In/Move Out                                                                                                               Irrigation - Lawn - Concrete
Movie Extras, Actors, Models                 community newspapers. Cost $1800                                                               NEW Construction                      Gardening & Landscaping by Pedro              Driveways - Flagstone - Bricks
Make $100-$300/day. No Exp. Req.,
FT/PT All looks needed! 1-800-606-
                                             for a 3.75”x2” display ad (that works
                                             out to about $12.86 per newspaper).
                                                                                            (650) 544-4547                                   ROOM Additions
                                                                                                                                       KITCHEN & BATH Remodeling
                                                                                                                                                                                  Maintenance, Clean-Ups, Sprinkler
                                                                                                                                                                                  Systems, Hauling, Free Estimates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pavers - Fences - Decks Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Maintenance (650)630-3949
5058 (AAN CAN)                               Call (916) 288-6019 displayad@cnpa.                Guaranteed to Pass the                     Cal. Lic. #627843 • Bonded • Insured
                                                                                                                                                                                  (650)322-1520                                 CA Lic.# 755857
                                             com (Cal-SCAN)                                       White Glove Test                             650-366-8335
National Accession Training
Jobs. Outstanding training package           Reach over 6 million                              Jose’s Janitorial Service
with signing bonus up to $20,000. No         Californians! 240 newspapers state-          Professional House Cleaning, Offices                                                                                                 751 General
experience necessary. 8 weeks Recruit        wide. Classified $550 for a 25-word ad.        * Window Washing * Commercial
Training, 4 to 12 months job training        Call (916) 288-6019 classad@cnpa.                Residential * Husband & Wife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Contracting
various locations. Return to Hometown        com (Cal-SCAN)                              References (650)322-0294                                                                                                              A European Contractor
Navy Reserve Center as a drilling            The California Press Release                                                                                                                                                      All remodels, bath/ktch, patio, deck,
reservist, 1 weekend a month and 2
weeks a year. Must be U.S. citizen or
                                             Service distributes your news releases            Laura’s Cleaning                                                                                                                driveway, plumbing, tiling, termite,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               painting, carpentry etc. Lic. 895617
                                             electronically to 500 California news-
legal alien under 39. Call 1-800-345-        paper editors in California. For more        Housecleaner, Experienced                                                                                                            Sheila 650.861.2274
NAVY. (Cal-SCAN)                             information go to www.CaliforniaPressR       Very Meticulous and Diligent.                                                                                                        Alka Construction
National Carriers needs                      eleaseService.com Questions call (916)       Excellent References.                                                                                                                Remodeling, Additions, Bathrooms,
Company Drivers for its Regional             288-6010. (Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                              Kitchen, Tile & Marble Work, Electrical
                                                                                          Laura (650) 599-9518
Operations in Southeast California.                                                                                                                                                                                            & Plumbing, Concrete Driveways,
Excellent Benefits, Generous Home            650 Pet Care/                                Gilverto(650) 630-3688                                                                                                               Patios. Lic. #638994. Tel. 704-4224
Time & Outstanding Pay Package.
CDL-A Required. 1-888-707-7729 www.
                                             Grooming/Training                           Maria Navarro Cleaning Service                                                                                                        Deer Creek Construction
NationalCarriers.com (Cal-SCAN)              A Doggies Day Out                           Office/Home. 15 Yrs. Exp. Good Refs.         722 Decks
                                                                                         Also 1 time cleaning. 650/853-3058 or                                                                                                           Duracon Builders
                                             Est. 1996. Pet Sitting & Outings. Ins./                                                   KCP Wood Renewers
Paid CDL Training                                                                        650/796-0935                                                                                                                                Residential and Commercial
                                             Bonded. (650)400-2023                                                                     Clean and refinished decks, homes,
No Experience Needed! Earn $40k-                                                                                                                                                                                                     Live in Art * Lic. #882224.
$75K in your new career! Stevens                                                                                                       play structures, etc.                              Japanese Gardener                                 650/743-7625
                                              All Animals Happy House                     Marlem Housecleaning
Transport will sponsor the total                                                                                                       Lic.473523 (408)370-2496                        Maintenance * Garden works
                                              Pet Sitting Services by Susan               Residential, Commercial, Move
cost of your CDL training! Excellent          Licensed, insured, refs.                    In/Out. Free Est. Good Refs.                                                                     Clean ups * Pruning
Benefits & 401K! No Money Down! No            650-323-4000                                Lic. #B59074 650/364-1569 or                                                                  (650)327-6283, evenings
Credit Checks! EOE. Call Now! 1-800-                                                      650/380-4114
333-8595, 1-800-358-9512. www.
BecomeADriver.com (Cal-SCAN)
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                          TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS
                                             GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM                                                                                                        fogster.com
                                           759 Hauling                               H.D.A. Painting & Drywall                  795 Tree Care                             805 Homes for Rent                         wanted 3+ or 4 Bd house
                                                                                     Ext/Int. Painting. Complete Drywall Svc.                                                                                        Wanted,Lg room/studio $500
                                                                                     Res./Co. 12 yrs exp. Lic’d Good Ref’s.                                               Atherton, 3 BR/2.5 BA
                                             ATLAS HAULING                           24/7. (650)207-7703                         ART TREE SERVICE                         This charming Atherton Home is
                                                                                                                                                                          located on a quiet street with organge     820 Home Exchanges
                                                                                     Italian Painter is Back!                      • 24 Hour Operator • Lic. & Bonded
                                              Commercial & Residential                                                              • Removals • Trimming • Thinning      and lemon trees. It contains 3 bed-        FREE REAL ESTATE SEMINARS
                                                                                     20 years experience.                                                                 rooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is being
                                               Reasonable & Reliable                 Can Work Immediately!                       • Stump Grinding • Emergency Service
LandSmith                                                                                                                               • Satisfaction Guaranteed         offered for rent for one year. There       825 Homes/Condos
New Home Construction.                        • Free Estimates                       Call Domenico (650)575-9032                                                          is a small flat which is contiguous
                                                                                                                                           • Competitive Prices
Integrity, Quality & Service Since 1995.      • Furniture • Trash                                                                                                         with a working couple living next door     for Sale
Phone:650 328-4663 (Fat Home);
Email: James@LandSmith.Net; Website:
                                              • Appliances                                                                       650-388-6470 ART                         - but it is completely separate from
                                                                                                                                                                          this home. The home is located on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     East Palo Alto , 4 BR/2.5 BA -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $649,000
LandSmith.Net Lic #833286                     • Wood • Yard Waste                                                               Maguire Tree Care                         an acre of land. There is no garage.
                                              • Construction • Debris                                                                                                     If you are interested please e-mail me     East Palo Alto, 3 BR/1 BA - $629900
 Maldonado’s Construction                                                                                                                                                 at StuartSagan1@aol.com. My phone
 General Construction, Plumbing,
                                              • Rental Clean-Up                                                                        OZZIES TREE SERVICE:                                                          Los Altos Hills, 4 BR/3 BA -
                                                                                                                                  Certified arborist, 22 yrs exp. Tree    number is 775.790.3097. It is available    $3,295,000
 Electrical & More.                               7 DAYS A WEEK!                                                                  trimming, removals & stump grind-       on approx. July 1st. There are excellent
 Lic.#807817 (510)282-7023                                                                                                         ing. Free chips & wood. Free est.      Atherton/Menlo Park schools. Laurel        Los Altos, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $1,950,000
                                             (408) 888-0445                                                                      Lic. & insured. (650)368-8065, cell:     School is located around the corner
                                                                                                                                                                          (walk your child to school).               Portola Valley And Surrounding Area, 3
                                                                                                                                            (650)704-5588
                                             No Job Too Big Or Small!                                                                                                                                                BR/2 BA - $2 - 4 mil
 NOTICE TO READERS                                                                                                                                                        Atherton, 4 BR/4+ BA - $7900.00 m
                                                                                                                                       Palo Alto Tree Service                                                        Redwood City , 3 BR/2 BA - $685,000
 California law requires that contrac-              Frank’s Hauling                                                                                                       Los Altos Hills, 4 BR/2.5 BA - $4,950.
 tors taking jobs that total $500 or          Commercial, Residential, Garage,                                                       Business/Res. Tree Removal                                                      Woodside, 4 BR/3 BA - $3,550,000
                                                                                                                                       Certified/Ins. 17 yrs exp.         Los Altos Hills, 4 BR/3 BA - $4,250.00
 more (labor and/or materials) be          Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices.
                                                                                     Painting and Handyman Services                  Free estimate. Lic. #819244          Menlo Park (willows), 3 BR/1 BA -
 licensed by the Contractors State
 License Board. State law also
                                                     (650)361-8773
                                                                                                                                    650/380-2297; 650/380-5897            $2500/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     830 Commercial/
                                           J&G HAULING SERVICE
 requires that contractors include
 their license numbers on all advertis-
                                           Misc. junk, office & appliances,
                                           garage/storage, etc & clean-ups. Old
                                                                                      Richard Myles Painting                                                              Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $3295.00/m         Income Property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MV: Hair Station For Rent
 ing. Check your contractor’s status
                                           furniture, refrigerators & freezers.              (650)814-5523                      799 Windows                               Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA - $2400.00/m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tuscany Hair Design
 at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-
 CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons
 taking jobs that total less than $500
                                           FREE ESTIMATES (650)368-8810                        We love to paint                 Clearview Window Cleaning
                                                                                                                                Reliable * Hi-Quality Service
                                                                                                                                                                          Menlo Park, 4 BR/3 BA - $7800/mo
                                                                                                                                                                          Menlo Park/north Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (650)969-7070 www.tuscanyhairdesign.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     com
                                                                                               www.remopaints.com               20 years exp. Res/Comml.
 must state in their advertisements                                                                                                                                       - $3400
                                                                                                                                Free Estimates * Good Prices                                                          PA: Downtown
 that they are not licensed by the                                                     lic. #803250 • info@remopaints.com       408/366-1128; 650/930-0154                MV: 4BR/2BA
 Contractors State License Board                                                                                                                                                                                      240-3065 sf offices for lease.
                                                                                                                                                                          Hrdwd flrs, carpet, central A/C, fridge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photos, plans, pricing:
                                                                                             Wallpapering by Trish                                                        pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $3195/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.paoffices.com
                                                                                             24 years of experience                                                       650/968-2647
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      650/776-5390

 T&S Construction
 New constructions, patios & walk-
                                                                                                 Free Estimates
                                                                                                   949-1820                            Real                               Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - 2900/month
                                                                                                                                                                          Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA                       PA: Offices for Rent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Multi-use garden office bldg., full ser-
 ways, landscaping, driveway, fenc-                                                                                                                                       Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2000/m
 ing, concrete, retaining wall, paving,
 flag stone, roofing, & more. Free
 Estimates
                                                                                     775 Asphalt/
                                                                                     Concrete
                                                                                                                                       Estate                             Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA - $5350/mth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     vice. Janitorial and utils. 4/1 parking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     freeway access. 300-2365 sf. Lease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $2/sf. 650/856-6672
 Lic/Bonded/Ins.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Psychotherapy Office Palo Alto
 Sifa (650)269-3346                                                                       Roe General Engineering
                                                                                                 Maintenance
                                                                                                                                801 Apartments/                                                                      Unique psychotherapy only bldg. near
 www.tands-construction.com                                                                                                                                                                                          downtown Palo Alto, central AC shared
                                           767 Movers                                      Asphalt * Paving * Sealing           Condos/Studios                                                                       waiting room, soundproofing, $1,550/
                                                                                          New Construction & Repairs               MV-PA Vicinity: Studio & 1BR                                                      month. Bill (prop mgr) 650-537-3259 or
                                                                                     30 years experience. No job too small.         Two locations. Flex rent. Prof.                                                  Mark (owner) 503-956-4823
757 Handyman/                                                                            Lic. #663703 (650)814-5572             residence. Unique features. Studios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sand Hill Road
                                                                                                                                 $975-1250 & 1BR’s $1250-1450 Call
Repairs                                                                               Seal-Way Construction                     650/969-1190 or MMhousing@aol.com                                                    Shared small space available. 2 offices/
    A European Craftsmanship                                                          Quality Work. Affordable Prices.                                                                                               cubicles furnished 2-4 people in each.
  For All Your Repair Needs. Kitchen                                                  Pave, seal-coat, repairs. Free Est.       MV: 1BR Senior Apts                                                                  Incl conf rm, fax, copier, kitchen. Voice
 & Bath, Plumbing Finish Carpentry &                                                  20% Off. 408/655-8876. Lic.               Waiting list open. Central Park            Portola Valley, 4 BR/3 BA                 mail avail. ebaker@spieker.com
More. 10% off 1st time cust. Licensed.                                                #460794                                   Apartments, 90 Sierra Vista Ave.           Ladera house about 2500sf.
            (650)270-7726                                                                                                       Application dates: Tues. 9-12 only or      Remodeled kitchen. Vaulted Ceilings.      840 Vacation
                                                                                                                                Thur. 1-4pm only                           Hardwood Floors. Lots of Decks &
Al Trujillo Handyman Service
                                                                                     779 Organizing                             650/964-5600. Section 8 and vouch-         Open Areas. Las Lomitas schools.          Rentals/Time Shares
Int./Ext. Painting, Kit./BA Improv.,                                                                                            ers OK                                                                               Monterey/Pacific Grove
                                                                                                                                                                           No Pets. Garage converted to large
Dry Rot, Flooring Install, Homes/Apt.
Repairs, Auto Sprinkler, Landscapes,
                                                                                     Services                                   PA: 1BR/1BA                                bonus room. Close to Shops. Call          Pajaro Dunes Condo
                                                                                       End the Clutter & Get Organized          Patios, pool, laundry, covered parking.    650-279-9288.                             2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach,
Fences. 20yrs. 650-207-1306
                                                                                             Residential organizing             From $1150 mo. For more info, call                                                   ocean view. Cable TV, VCR, CD, tennis,
         Bob The Handyman                                                                     by Debra Robinson                 650/796-7096.                                                                        W/D. Pvt. deck, BBQ. Owner, 650/424-
                                                                                                                                                                          Redwood City, 5+ BR/3 BA - $6875
       Call Bob, He Fix, That’s all                                                             (650)941-5073                                                                                                        1747. hherzenber@aol.com
             (650)315-7954                                                                                                                                                RWC: 4BR/2BA,
              Free Estimate                                                                                                                                               Woodside Plaza. Nice home. NO PETS,        Point Reyes / Tomales Bay
                                           768 Moving
                                                                                     783 Plumbing
                                                                                          Very Reasonable Plumbing
                                                                                                                                    More Than An                          N/S. $2200/mo. Gardener incl. Call
                                                                                                                                                                          (415)422-6406. Prop. mgmt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pt. Reyes/Tomales Bay*****
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     707-878-2602,westmnet@svn.net
                                           Assistance                                 Drains Cleaned, Repairs & Installation.       Address... A Lifestyle                Stanford, 4 BR/3 BA - $6,800/mon           www.vrbo.com/43075
                                                                                       20 yrs exp. Very fast & efficient ser-
                                             Armandos Moving Labor Service                 vice. Call Jimmy, 968-7187                                                     Woodside, 2 BR/1 BA - $3,600.00            RedWeek.com
                                            Homes, Apts, Storages. House clean-                                                               Oak Creek                                                              #1 TIMESHARE MARKETPLACE. Rent,
                                            ing services available. Sm/lrg moves.                                                           Luxury Apts.                                                             buy, sell, reviews, New full-service
                                               Serving the Bay Area for 19yrs.
                                                                                     787 Pressure                                        starting from $1775              809 Shared Housing/                        exchange! Compare prices at 5000+
                                            Armando, (650)630-0424 Lic#14733         Washing                                                                              Rooms                                      resorts. B4U do anything timeshare,
                                                                                                                                                                          EPA: Room                                  visit www.RedWeek.com, consider
                                                                                                                                      Call for our 2007 Special
                                           771 Painting/                              CAPP’S Pressure Washing                                                             in home. Share BA and kitchen. Laundry     options. (Cal-SCAN)
                                                                                      Deck Refinishing/Staining, Patios,         ● Spacious studios, 1 & 2 BRS            privs. Internet and cable. $550, incl.
                                           Wallpaper                                  Flagstone, Brick, Driveways, Pavers,       ● 27 Beautifully landscaped acres        utils. 650/464-2797
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Timeshare sale
 Handyman General Repair                   Blue Jay Painting                          Free Demonstrations & Estimates.
 Painting, Hdwd flrs, Plumbing,                                                                                                    along San Francisquito Creek           EPA: Room for rent                         Timeshare!!!
                                           Impeccable Work, Excellent Price &         (888)8CAPPS8 (822-7778)                    ● High speed internet access                                                        PAYING TOO MUCH 4 maintenance fees
 Counter Tops, Tile, Elect. Lic’d. Jose    Ref’s 408-480-0132 Lic.878822                                                                                                  Avail. now. $325/mo. plus dep. Incl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and taxes? Sell/rent your timeshare for
 408/469-7216                                                                                                                    ● State of the art Health Club           PG&E, water, garbage. Ref’s req’d. Rick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cash. No Commissions/Broker Fees.
                                                                                                                                 ● Walking distance to Stanford           (650)328-9017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1-877-868-1931. www.VPResales.com
                                            Christine’s Wallpapering                                                               Shopping Center                        MV: Room                                   (Cal-SCAN)
                                            Interior Painting                                                                    ● 5 Pools and 3 Tennis Courts            in quiet, safe area. F pref. $650 mo.
 Jeffs Handyman & Repair                    Removal/Prep * Since 1982                                                                                                     650/208-5344                               Timeshares 60-80% off Retail!
 Free est. 10% SENIOR Disc.                 Lic. #757074 * 650-593-1703
                                                                                                                                 ● Cardio, Aqua Aerobic & Yoga                                                       Save 60-80% off retail!
 “No Job Too Small”                                                                                                              ● 10 minutes from Downtown Palo Alto     PA: Furnished Room                         Best Locations & Seassons! Call for
 Call Jeff (650)714-2563                                                                                                                                                  Shared BA. N/S. $365/mo. Lite kit.         free magazine 1-800-920-8514. www.
                                                                                                                                 ● Fully furn. & accessorized units       laundry, utilities incl. Open Sat./Sun,

 LSJ Construction Services
 Carpentry * Electrical * Fences *
                                                             D&M
                                                            PAINTING
                                                                                                                                 ● All newly remodeled interiors
                                                                                                                                 Open daily 9 to 5:30
                                                                                                                                                                          10-2pm. (650)493-5393

                                                                                                                                                                          810 Cottages for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     holidaygroup.com/cht
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Waikiki Beach Studio

 Floors/Tile * Concrete * Remodeling                                                 789 Plaster/Stucco                          1600 Sand Hill Road, P. A.                                                          www.MauiSugarBeachCondos.com
 * Demo * Hauling * Lic. #888999                       Interior & Exterior           Exterior Stucco Patching                    650 321-1701                             Rent                                       Maui Oceanfront Condos by owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $150-$225 per night plus tax website
 * 650/464-2775                                   Great Refs & Low Rates             Windows & Doors. Crack Repair. 30           www.oakcreekapts.com                     Menlo Park, Studio - $780/month
                                                                                     yrs. exp. (650)248-4205                                                                                                         calendar 703-851-8855
                                           Lic. 52643 (650) 575-2022                                                              Prices subject to change/               Menlo Park, Studio BR/1 BA - $780/
                                                                                                                                  select units only
                                                                                                                                                                          month                                      845 Out of Area
                                                                                     790 Roofing
                                                                                                                                Palo Alto, 2 BR/1.5 BA - $2,200           MP: 1BR                                    Affordable Montana Lands.
                                                                                                                                                                          Guest house. LR, kitchen, BA, gar.         Owner Financing 160 AC/ BLM-
                                                                                                                                 GREAT LOCATION!                          Avail. now. $1650 mo., incl. utils and
                                                                                                                                                                          garb. 650/323-9808
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $139,900. 640 AC TROPHY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ELK- UNDER $1,000/ AC. 20 AC
                                                                                                                                   BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA $1,795 AND UP                                                   TIMBERLAND- $49,900. Sought after
                                                                                                                                                                          Stanford: 1BR/1BA
                                                                                                                                 MODERN 2BR/2BA $2,495 AND UP WITH        Unique cottage on campus. 650/823-         Trophy Elk area. 350 class and better!
                                                                                                                                 A/C, D/W, WASHER AND DRYER IN UNIT!      7395                                       Great muleys and whitetails, grouse,

Seth’s Handyman Service
                                                                                                                                  NEAR GUNN HS, STANFORD/PAGE MILL        Woodside, Studio BR/1 BA - $975.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and pheasants. Access to large BLM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and stateland. Call WSL 1-888-361-
                                                      FARIAS PAINTING                                                                         (650) 320-8500                                                         3006 www.MontanaLandAndCamps.
The Palo Alto Handyman                          Interior/Exterior. Avail. 24/7.
                                                                                     792 Pool Services                                                                    815 Rentals Wanted                         com (Cal-SCAN)
Doors, Windows, Lighting, Special                 25 Yrs. h.(650)814-1910                                                                                                 Cottage Wanted
Projects. Terry (650)743-6251                          c.(650)248-6911               Clear Pool Service                                                                                                              Arizona Mountain Ranch
                                                                                     Complete Service/Repair. Refs. Low                Classified Deadlines:              Do You Need Help With...                   Wickenburg area. 36AC - $98,900. Get
The Palo Alto Handyman                                                                                                                                                                                               back to nature at Saddle Creek Ranch.
                                                                                     Rates. Free Est. Licensed. c.(650)906-                                               Housing Wanted - Exchange
                                           Gary Rossi PAINTING                       1973 h.(650)321-8264                                                                                                            Great getaway, ideal climate, spectacu-
                                           Residential/Commercial. Wall paper                                                       FRIDAY PAPER: noon,                   Looking for 3/4 house - $3500              lar views, wildlife, privacy. ADWR report
                                           removal. Licensed (#559953) and                                                               Wednesday                        Seeking New Home                           available. E-Z terms. Offered by AZLR
                                           Bonded. Free est. 650/345-4245                                                                                                                                            1-888-246-1914. (Cal-SCAN)
                                                                                                                                    WEDNESDAY PAPER:                      Stanford Fellow Seeks Housing
                                                                                                                                        noon, Monday                      Wanted 1+Bd House Condo or Apt

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Fish Lake Valley, NV                                                                       statement was filed with the County          997 All Other Legals                         advances at the time of the initial           court should not grant the authority. A
10 ac Trout Stream $59,900. Endless                                                        Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County                                                      publication of the Notice of Sale is: $       HEARING on the petition will be held on


                                                     Public
Recreational Opportunities. Spectacular                                                    on June 13, 2007.                            BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                         14,391.13. Estimated Accrued inter-           August 9, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.
views of Eastern slope of snowcapped                                                       (PAW July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2007)               COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA                        est and additional advances, if any,          15 of the Superior Court of California,
White Mountains. Within looming pres-                                                                                                                                                will increase this figure prior to sale.      Santa Clara County, located at 191 N.
ence of Nevada’s highest peak and                                                          BAMBINO DIAMOND AND JEWELRY                  NOTICE TO BIDDERS                            The claimant, Palo Alto Redwoods              First St., San Jose, CA, 95113. IF YOU
range. Cool, clear year round Rainbow                                                      WHOLESALERS                                  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the              Homeowners Association under said             OBJECT to the granting of the petition,
Trout Creek. Call today! Won’t last! Call
1-877-349-0822. (Cal-SCAN)

Riverfront, Dockable Homesite
on beautiful Cape Fear River. 15 min-
                                                     Notices                               FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                           STATEMENT
                                                                                           File No. 496171
                                                                                           The following individual(s) is (are) doing
                                                                                                                                        County of Santa Clara will receive
                                                                                                                                        sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                        Thursday, July 26, 2007 in the Office of
                                                                                                                                        the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors,
                                                                                                                                        County Government Center, 70 West
                                                                                                                                                                                     Notice of Delinquent Assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                     heretofore executed and delivered to
                                                                                                                                                                                     the undersigned a written Declaration
                                                                                                                                                                                     of Default and Demand for Sale, and a
                                                                                                                                                                                     written Notice of Default and Election
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   you should appear at the hearing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   state your objections or file written
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   objections with the court before the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hearing. Your appearance may be in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE
                                                                                           business as, Bambino Diamond and
utes from Wilmington, NC. Stunning                                                         Jewelry Wholesalers, 275 Ventura             Hedding Street, 10th Floor, East Wing,       to Sell. The undersigned caused said          A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of
river views. Private, fully amenitized                                                                                                  San Jose, CA, 95110, relating to the         Notice of Default and Election to Sell        the deceased, you must file your claim
community. 910-383-2820 Cape Fear
                                              995 Fictitious Name                          Avenue, Suite 18, Palo Alto, CA 94306:
                                                                                           ROBERTA FELICE LEDEANU                       Palo Alto Airport Access Road Repair         to be recorded in the county where            with the court and mail a copy to the
Bluffs, LLC. (Cal-SCAN)                       Statement                                    ALEXANDER LEDEANU                            Project.
                                                                                                                                        INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS AND
                                                                                                                                                                                     the real property is located and more         personal representative appointed by
                                                                                           1051 Las Raposas Road                                                                     than three months have elapsed since          the court within four months from the
So. Colorado Ranch Sale.                      MAX MARA                                                                                  CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, including                such recordation. Date: June 27, 2007,        date of first issuance of letters as pro-
                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     San Rafael, CA 94903
35 Acres- $36,900 Spectacular Rocky                                                         This business is being conducted by a       drawings and technical specifications,       ALLIED TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. 3721            vided in section 9100 of the California
Mountain Views Year round access,             STATEMENT                                                                                 may be acquired at the Plans Room,           DOUGLAS BOULEVARD, SUITE 345                  Probate Code. The time for filing claims
                                              File No. 494750                              joint venture.
elec/ tele included. Come for the week-                                                     Registrant has not yet begun to             County of Santa Clara Roads and              ROSEVILLE CALIFORNIA 95661 For                will not expire before four months
end, stay for a lifetime. Excellent financ-   The following individual(s) is (are) doing                                                Airports Department, 101 Skyport             Sales Information Please Call 619-590-        from the hearing date noticed above.
                                              business as, Max Mara, 660 Stanford          transact business under the fictitious
ing available w/ low down payment. Call                                                    business name(s) listed herein. This         Drive, San Jose, CA 95110, upon pay-         1221 Lisa Hodgson,                            YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the
Red Creek Land Co. today!                     Shopping Center # 187, Palo Alto, CA                                                      ment of $75.00 per set. An additional        R-145597                                      court. If you are a person interested in
                                              94304:                                       statement was filed with the County
1-866-696-5263 x2679. (Cal-SCAN)                                                           Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County         $15.00 fee is required to mail the           (PAW 07/06, 07/13, 07/20/07)                  the estate, you may file with the court
                                              CATHERINE FRANDSEN & CO. INC.                                                             documents.                                                                                 a Request for Special Notice (form
                                              2901 W. MacArthur Blvd. # 111                on June 28, 2007.
Wyoming Ranch Liquidation.                                                                 (PAW July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007)               A PRE-BID CONFERENCE is scheduled                                                          DE-154) of the filing of an inventory
35 acres - $59,900. Recreational para-        Santa Ana, CA 92704                                                                       for 1000 a.m. on Thursday, July 12,          REVISED Notice of Preparation Of              and appraisal of estate assets or of
dise perfect getaway. Great climate,          Corp. - CA                                                                                2007 at County of Santa Clara Roads          an Environmental Impact Report For            any petition or account as provided in
                                                This business is being conducted by a      MINDFULNESS & HEALTH                                                                      the Hanson Quarry Reclamation Plan
wildlife, easy access. Title insurance,                                                                                                 and Airports Department, 101 Skyport                                                       Probate Code section 1250. A Request
                                              corporation.                                 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                                                                  amendment
surveyed. Financing. Call UTLR                                                                                                          Drive, Room 102, San Jose, CA 95110.                                                       for Special Notice form is available
                                                Registrant began transacting business      STATEMENT
1-888-703-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                              INQUIRIES CONCERNING THIS BID shall                                                        from the court clerk.
                                              under the fictitious business name(s)        File No. 495648                                                                           Note: This NOP (Notice of Preparation)
                                                                                                                                        be directed to Paul Pascoal, Project                                                        Attorney for Petitioner:
                                              listed herein on 03/18/2000.                 The following individual(s) is (are) doing                                                has been revised and re-circulated to
                                                                                                                                        Engineer, at (408) 573-2485.                                                               /s/ Phillip J. Nielsen, Esq.
850 Acreage/Lots/                               This statement was filed with the          business as, Mindfulness & Health, 541                                                    replace the NOP circulated on May
                                                                                                                                        BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF                                                                   Anastasi & Nielsen
                                              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         Suite C Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA                                                      25th, 2007
                                                                                                                                        SUPERVISORS of the County of Santa                                                         255 North Market Street # 150
Storage                                       County on May 29, 2007.                      94301:
                                                                                                                                        Clara, State of California, on June 19,                                                    San Jose, CA 95110
                                              (PAW June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2007)          RENEE LOUISE BURGARD                                                                      Project Owner/Applicant: Hanson
1st Time offered                                                                                                                        2007.                                                                                      (408)294-9700
                                                                                           224 El Carmelo Avenue                                                                     Permanente Cement Inc
40 acres - $39,900; 80 acres -                SUGAR PIE BEBE                                                                            BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                       (PAW July 11, 13, 18, 2007)
                                                                                           Palo Alto, CA 94306                                                                       File Number: 2250-13-66-07P-07EA
$69,900. Near Moses Lake, WA. 300             FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                                                                  PHYLLIS PEREZ, CLERK OF THE BOARD
                                                                                            This business is being conducted by                                                      Assessors Parcel Number(s):
days of sunshine. Mix of rolling hills        STATEMENT                                                                                 7/6, 7/13/07
                                                                                           an individual.                                                                            351-09-011, -012, -013; 351-10-
and rock outcroppings. Excellent views,       File No. 494660                                                                           CNS-1157053#
                                                                                            Registrant has not yet begun to                                                          005,033,037,038; 351-11-001.
private gravel roads, ground water and        The following individual(s) is (are) doing                                                PALO ALTO WEEKLY
                                                                                           transact business under the fictitious
easy access! Financing available. Call        business as, Sugar Pie Bebe, 1883            business name(s) listed herein. This                                                      As the Lead Agency, the County
WALR 1-866-585-5687. (Cal-SCAN)               Agnew Rd. Unit # 262 Santa Clara, CA         statement was filed with the County          ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE               of Santa Clara will prepare an
                                              95054:                                       Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County         OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE                Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for
1st time offered                              MISTY LYNN RANGEL                            on June 16, 2007.                            STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE                  the proposed amendment and expan-
Arizona Show Low area. 6 acres-               1883 Agnew Rd. Unit 262                      (PAW July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007)               COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA                        sion to an existing reclamation plan,
$39,900. Cool climate, spectacular            Santa Clara, CA 95054                                                                     No. 107CV088051                              and would like your views regarding the
views of White Mountains, trees, horse         This business is being conducted by                                                       TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
                                                                                           PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION                                                                scope and content of the environmental
privileges, nearby lakes, priced well         an individual.                                                                            Petitioner JONATHAN ADAM GAI filed
                                                                                           SERVICES                                                                                  information to be included in the EIR.
below comparables offered by AZLR.            Registrant has not yet begun to                                                           a petition with this court for a decree
                                                                                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                                                                  The EIR may be used by your agency
ADWR report available.                        transact business under the fictitious                                                    changing names as follows:
                                                                                           STATEMENT                                                                                 when considering approvals for the
1-888-551-5687. (Cal-SCAN)                    business name(s) listed herein. This                                                      JONATHAN ADAM GAI to JONATHAN
                                                                                           File No. 496183                                                                           project. For more information, please
                                              statement was filed with the County                                                       ADAM GUY. THE COURT ORDERS that
                                                                                           The following individual(s) is (are)                                                      visit the County of Santa Clara Website
1st TIme offered.                             Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County                                                      all persons interested in this matter
                                                                                           doing business as, Professional                                                           at: www.sccplanning.org
New Mexico Ranch Dispersal. 140               on May 24, 2007.                                                                          shall appear before this court at the
                                                                                           Communication Services, 260 Sheridan
acres - $99,900. River access.                (PAW June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2007)                                                       hearing indicated below to show cause,
                                                                                           Ave.,                                                                                     According to the California
Northern New Mexico. Cool 6,500’
elevation with stunning views. Great
tree cover including Ponderosa, roll-
ing grassland and rock outcroppings.
Abundant wildlife, great hunting. EZ
                                              MIRAFLORES HOMES
                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                              STATEMENT
                                              File No. 494449
                                              The following individual(s) is (are) doing
                                                                                           # 216, Palo Alto, CA 94306:
                                                                                           KAY F. MILLS
                                                                                           HERBERT MILLS
                                                                                           38 Birkdale Circle
                                                                                           Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
                                                                                                                                        if any, why the petition for change of
                                                                                                                                        name should not be granted. NOTICE
                                                                                                                                        OF HEARING: July 31, 2007, 8:45 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                        Dept. 15. Superior Court of California,
                                                                                                                                        County of Santa Clara, 191 N. First
                                                                                                                                                                                     Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) the
                                                                                                                                                                                     deadline for your response is 30 days
                                                                                                                                                                                     after receipt of this notice. However, an
                                                                                                                                                                                     earlier response, if possible, would be
                                                                                                                                                                                     appreciated. Please identify a contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Did you
Terms. Call NML&R, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          know?
                                              business as, Miraflores Homes, 1450 El        This business is being conducted by         Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of        person and send your response to:
1-866-354-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                    Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025:           husband & wife. Registrant began trans-      this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be
                                                9130 KERN AVE., LLC                        acting business under the fictitious busi-   published at least once each week for        County of Santa Clara Planning Office
A Rare Find New Mexico                        1450 El Camino Real                          ness name(s) listed herein on 1-4-91.        four successive weeks prior to the date      Attention: Mark J. Connolly (408) 299-
Lake Access Retreat - 10 acres                Menlo Park, CA 94025                          This statement was filed with the           set for hearing on the petition in the       5786
- $25,900. Priced For Quick Sale.             California                                   County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         following newspaper of general circula-      County Government Center
Incredible setting, including frequently        This business is being conducted by a      County on June 28, 2007.                     tion, printed in this county: PALO ALTO      70 West Hedding St., 7th Floor, East
running Pecos River, views and diverse        limited liability company.                   (PAW July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007)               WEEKLY. Date: June 15, 2007                  Wing                                           • The Palo Alto
topography. Limited availability.               Registrant began transacting business                                                   /s/ Eugene M. Hyman                          San Jose CA 95110
Excellent financing. Call NML&R, Inc.         under the fictitious business name(s)        GUMBALL CAPITAL                              JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT                  Project Location                                 Weekly is
1-888-204-9760. (Cal-SCAN)                    listed herein on October 1, 2006.                                                         (PAW June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2007)          The overall project site is located in a
                                                                                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                This statement was filed with the          STATEMENT                                                                                 hillside area above the City of Cupertino        adjudicated to
Absolute Steal                                County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara                                                                                                   in western Santa Clara County. The
                                                                                           File No. 495752
ARIZONA Ranch Liquidation. 36 AC              County on May 22, 2007.                      The following individual(s) is (are) doing
                                                                                                                                        T.S. No. 06-12799 APN: NOTICE OF             address is 24001 Steven Creek Blvd,              publish in the
- $59,900. Perfect for private retreat.       (PAW June 20, 27 July 4,11, 2007)                                                         TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT            near the intersection of Interstate 280
                                                                                           business as, Gumball Capital, 1098
Endless views. Beautiful setting with
                                                                                           Cardinal Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303:
                                                                                                                                        UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT                 and Highway 85.                                  County of Santa
fresh mountain air. Abundant wildlife.        CANDOO DESIGN                                                                             ASSESSMENT DATED 01-26-2007.                 Project Description
                                                                                           MUHAMMAD BILAL MAHMOOD
Secluded with good access. Financing          FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                           1098 Cardinal Way, Palo Alto, CA
                                                                                                                                        UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO                    The project area encompasses 917                 Clara.
available. Offered by AZLR                    STATEMENT                                                                                 PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE             acres of a 3,200-acre property. The
                                              File No. 495719                              94303                                        SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED
1-877-301-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                                                                                                                                                           proposed project entails a Reclamation         • Our adjudication
                                              The following individual(s) is (are) doing    This business is being conducted by         AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
                                                                                           an individual.                                                                            Plan Amendment that will modify the
MP: Fenced Storage                            business as, Candoo Design, 917                                                           THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU,
near El Camino and downtown. Parking,         Sycamore Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94303:            Registrant has not yet begun to trans-      YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
                                                                                                                                                                                     previous 330-acre area covered by the            includes the
                                                                                           act business under the fictitious busi-                                                   1985 Reclamation Plan, to include 917
8’ x 20’ containers, 20’x20’ storage          CAROL GERD LEONARD                                                                        On 07-27-2007, at 10:00 AM, ALLIED
garage w/parking and paved yard,              917 Sycamore Dr.                             ness name(s) listed herein.                  TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. As the duly
                                                                                                                                                                                     acres of mining and reclamation activity         Mid-Peninsula
                                                                                            This statement was filed with the                                                        and extend the termination date by 25
large paved contractor’s yard. JoAnne,        Palo Alto, CA 94303                                                                       appointed Trustee under and pursuant
650-326-3230, M-F, 10-3                        This business is being conducted by         County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         to Notice of Delinquent Assessment,
                                                                                                                                                                                     years. The Hanson Permanente Quarry              communities of Palo
                                                                                           County on June 19, 2007.                                                                  site includes four main areas: The main
                                              an individual.                                                                            recorded on 02-02-2007 as Document
                                               Registrant has not yet begun to trans-      (PAW July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007)               No. 19288572, Book Page of Official
                                                                                                                                                                                     mining pit, the west material storage            Alto, Stanford, Los
855 Real Estate                                                                                                                                                                      area, the east material storage area,
                                              act business under the fictitious busi-                                                   Records in the Office of the Recorder
                                              ness name(s) listed herein.                  THINKGARDENS                                 of Santa Clara County, CA, property
                                                                                                                                                                                     and the proposed pit 2.                          Altos, and Mountain
Services                                       This statement was filed with the           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     owned by: Kamini Patel WILL SELL AT
                                                                                                                                                                                     7/11/07
                                              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara         STATEMENT                                    PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST
                                                                                                                                                                                     CNS-1161931#                                     View
Bank Foreclosures                                                                          File No. 496145                                                                           PALO ALTO WEEKLY
                                              County on June 19, 2007.                                                                  BIDDER FOR CASH, (payable at time
Homes from $10,000! 1-3 bedroom
available! HUD, Repos, REOs, etc.
                                              (PAW June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2007)          The following individual(s) is (are) doing   of sale in lawful money of the United                                                       • The Palo Alto
                                                                                           business as, ThinkGardens, 390 Palo          States, by cash, a cashierâ ™s check         NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER
These homes must sell! For Listings           WRITE INTELLIGENCE
Call 1-800-425-1620 ext. H107.                FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
                                                                                           Alto Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301:            drawn by a state or national bank,           ESTATE OF: MARY ALICE GRIESHABER                 Weekly publishes
                                                                                           LAUREN SARGEANT BURTON                       a check drawn by a state or federal          1-07-PR-161689
(AAN CAN)                                     STATEMENT
                                              File No. 495924
                                                                                           390 Palo Alto Avenue                         credit union, or a check drawn by a           To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,         every Wednesday
                                                                                           Palo Alto, CA 94301                          state or federal savings and loan asso-      contingent creditors and persons who
                                              The following individual(s) is (are) doing
Roommates.com                                 business as, Write Intelligence, 1076
                                                                                            This business is being conducted by         ciation, savings association, or savings     may otherwise be interested in the               and Friday.
                                                                                           an individual.                               bank specified in section 5102 of the        will or estate, or both, of MARY ALICE
All Areas. Browse hundreds of online          Pomeroy Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051:          Registrant has not yet begun to
listings with photos and maps. Find                                                                                                     Financial Code and authorized to do          GRIESHABER.                                              Deadlines:
                                              TOM W. FERMAZIN                              transact business under the fictitious
your roommate with a click of the                                                                                                       business in this state.) at: the North        A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been
                                              1076 Pomeroy Ave.                            business name(s) listed herein. This
mouse! Visit: www.Roommates.com.                                                                                                        Market Street Entrance to the County         filed by: GARRIT GERARDUS BRANDSE
                                              Santa Clara, CA 95051                        statement was filed with the County                                                                                                             Wednesday
(AAN CAN)                                                                                                                               courthouse, 190 North Market Street,         in the Superior Court of California,
                                               This business is being conducted by         Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County         San Jose, California, all right, title and   County of SANTA CLARA. THE PETITION
                                              an individual.                               on June 28, 2007.                                                                                                                               Publication:
                                                                                                                                        interest under said Notice of Delinquent     FOR PROBATE requests that GARRIT
                                               Registrant has not yet begun to trans-      (PAW July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 2007)
860 Housesitting                              act business under the fictitious busi-
                                                                                                                                        Assessment in the property situated in       GERARDUS BRANDSE be appointed as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Noon Thursday
                                                                                                                                        said County, describing the land therein:    personal representative to administer
                                              ness name(s) listed herein.
                                                                                           FIRST IMPRESSIONS BUILDING                   A.P.N.: 167-55-113 The street address        the estate of the decedent.
                                               This statement was filed with the
                                                                                           MAINTENANCE                                  and other common designation, if any,         THE PETITION requests the decedent’s             Friday Publication:
                                              County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara
                                                                                           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     of the real property described above is      will and codicils, if any, be admitted to
                                              County on June 22, 2007.
                                                                                           STATEMENT                                    purported to be: 4250 El Camino Real         probate. The will and any codicils are              Noon Tuesday
                                              (PAW June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2007)
                                                                                           File No. 496429                              #D339, Palo Alto, CA 94306 The under-        available for examination in the file kept
                                              RAMONA NAILS                                 The following individual(s) is (are) doing   signed Trustee disclaims any liability for   by the court.
                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME                     business as, First Impressions Building      any incorrectness of the street address       THE PETITION requests authority                 Call Alicia Santillan
                                              STATEMENT                                    Maintenance, 2201 Monroe St. # 905,          and other common designation, if any,        to administer the estate under the
                                              File No. 495423                              Santa Clara, CA 95050:                       shown herein. Said sale will be made,        Independent Administration of Estates           (650) 326-8210 x239
                                              The following individual(s) is (are)         STEVEN HERRING                               but without covenant or warranty,            Act. (This authority will allow the person-
                                              doing business as, Ramona Nails, 530         2201 Monroe St. # 905                        expressed or implied, regarding title,       al representative to take many actions            to assist you with
                                              Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA 94301:             Santa Clara, Ca 95050                        possession, or encumbrances, to pay          without obtaining court approval. Before
                                              IRINA V. AGUIRRE                              This business is being conducted by         the remaining principal sum due under        taking certain very important actions,          your legal advertising
Free Professional House-sitting               ERIC V. AGUIRRE                              an individual.                               said Notice of Delinquent Assessment,        however, the personal representative
lisamaren@stanfordalumni.org.                 38125 Canyon Oaks Ct.                         Registrant has not yet begun to             with interest thereon, as provided in        will be required to give notice to inter-               needs.
                                              Fremont, CA 94536                            transact business under the fictitious       said notice, advances, if any, estimated     ested persons unless they have waived
890 Real Estate                                This business is being conducted by         business name(s) listed herein. This         fees, charges, and expenses of the           notice or consented to the proposed               E-mail asantillan@
                                              husband & wife.                              statement was filed with the County          Trustee, The total amount of the unpaid      action.) The independent administration
Wanted                                         Registrant has not yet begun to             Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County         balance of the obligation secured by         authority will be granted unless an inter-          paweekly.com
                                              transact business under the fictitious       on July 5, 2007.                             the property to be sodl and reason-          ested person files an objection to the
Room wanted on rent                           business name(s) listed herein. This         (PAW July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 2007)          able estimated costs, expenses and           petition and shows good cause why the
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     Keri Nicholas                           323.7751       Hanna Shacham                        324.4456          knit community,excellent loc.image the possibili-
                                                            1.8 ACRES: OPEN LAND                   $1,750,000
                                                                                                                                                                                               WOODSIDE
     GORGEOUS HOME IN ATHERTON              $6,950,000                                                             ties.
     5 BR 4.5 BA Newly built traditional elegance. Las      Nestled along Story Hill Lane &Page Mill, this lot     Barbara Sawyer and Candice Law             325.6161       TUDOR MANSION 16,000 SF+             $18,500,000
     Lomitas schools.                                       is ready for your architect. PA Schools                                                                          8 BR 7 full BA + 2 half Desirable 4.9 sunny, level
                                                                                                                   SPANISH STYLE HOME!                      $1,695,000
     Tom LeMieux                              323.7751      Owen Halliday                             325.6161                                                               acres in Central Woodside. Surrounded by high
                                                                                                                   3 BR 2.5 BA This home is located in presigeous
     CUSTOM ENGLISH TUDOR                   $6,490,000                                                                                                                       brick walls.
                                                                             MENLO PARK                            old Palo Alto!Remodeled gourmet kitchen and
                                                                                                                                                                             John & Janet Dore                        324.4456
     3 BR 4.5 BA Exception gardens surround excep-
                                                                                                                   bathrooms.
     tional house. Guest house. 2 garages. Built 1999.      160 FELTON DRIVE                       $2,595,000                                                                TUSCAN ESTATE - A GEM!                $5,250,000
     Nancy Goldcamp                          325.6161                                                              Garrett Mock                            328.5211
                                                            4 BR 3 BA Gorgeous Felton Gables home near all                                                                   4 BR 4 BA An easy stroll from Roberts & WDS
                                                                                                                   OLD PALO ALTO OPPORTUNITY                $1,550,000
                   EAST PALO ALTO                           your amenities! Very large pvt lot thats like a park                                                             Elem, this exquis. hm blends tranquility & con-
                                                            Brendan Callahan                            325.6161   3 BR 3 BA Remodeled in old PA features hard-              venience.
     PRICED TO SELL!                          $649,000                                                             wood floors, updated kitchen with granite coun-           Ed Kahl                                   851.2666
     4 BR 2.5 BA Well maintained. Close to city hall,       STUNNING TWO STORY HOME                $2,495,000
                                                                                                                   tertops.                                                  ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE             $2,699,000
     schools, church. Children’s gate. Double pane          6 BR 4.5 BA Elegant L/R, gourmet kitchen, lovely
                                                                                                                   Leannah Hunt & Laurel Robinson           325.6161         3 BR 2.5 BA Japanese-inspired simplicity w/mtn air
     windows                                                yard. Las Lomitas schools.
     Prieto Team                               325.6161     Keri Nicholas                           323.7751       SOUTH PALO ALTO HOME!                    $1,298,000       vigor at this artisan-crafted residence on 2+ ac.
                                                                                                                                                                             Scott Dancer                               851.2666
                                                                                                                   3 BR 2 BA Beautiful 3 bed /2 bath home on cul-
     GREAT STARTER/INVESTMENT                 $629,900      NEW VINTAGE OAKS LISTING               $2,495,000
     3 BR 1 BA Light filled home w/ 2 car garage &          4 BR 3.5 BA Tremendous Tudor style Vintage             de-sac in South Palo Alto (with bonus room).              DISCOVER SERENITY                     $1,672,000
     large yard. Close to parks, schools & transporta-                                                             DiPali Shah                              325.6161         3 BR 3 BA Asian-inspired contempt. on 3+ gor-
                                                            Oaks home with soaring ceilings and upgrades
     tion.                                                                                                                                                                   geous acres - a quiet paradise. Grt vws of hills
                                                            throughout.                                            SOUGHT-AFTER MIDTOWN                     $1,095,000
     Diana Sumner                              325.6161                                                                                                                      & Bay.
                                                            Elaine White & Brigid Van Randall      324.4456        You’ll enjoy living in this terrific 3 BR 1.5 BA cot-     Molly Westrate                           851.2666
     SUNNY AND UPDATED                        $555,000      PRICE REDUCED                            $829,000      tage. H/W flrs; newly painted. Light & Bright.
     2 BR 1 BA in Gardens area. New windows, fresh                                                                                                                           ARCHITECTURAL INTRIGUE                $1,135,000
                                                            2 BR 1 BA Cute 2/1 remodeled kitchen w/stainless       Delightful yd w/fruit trees, flowers & lawn. PA
     paint & flex. floorpln. Near freeways, schools &                                                                                                                        3 BR 2.5 BA This quietly elegant country home is
                                                            professional grade appliances, granite counter-        schls.                                                    an oasis of meandering garden paths, koi pond.
     shops
     Prieto Team                                325.6161    tops.                                                  Jeanne Wangsness                              323.7751    Susan Selkirk                            325.6161
                                                            Geraldine Asmus                          325.6161
     GREAT OPP, GARDENS AREA!                 $555,000                                                             TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!                        $529,000
     2 BR 1 BA with some work, this place can be a          116 CHESTER                              $799,000      1 BR 1 BA New hwd floors, new s/s appliances
     true beauty. Fireplc in LR. 1-car gar w/ xtra stor-    2 BR 1 BA Stunning remodel in wonderful Willows        plus wine fridge. New designer paint. Extra large
     age.                                                   location. Gorgeous chef’s kitchen.                     patio
     Prieto Team
     LARGE LOT-PRIVATE STREET
                                                 325.6161
                                              $550,000
                                                            Zach Trailer
                                                            610 GILBERT AVE #28
                                                                                                   325.6161
                                                                                                     $528,000
                                                                                                                   Geraldine Asmus                           325.6161
                                                                                                                                                                                      Our Local Offices
     2 BR 1 BA Two Bedrooms, One Full Bath, Double          2 BR 1 BA Bright End Unit Condo! 2 Beds & 1
                                                                                                                                 PORTOLA VALLEY                                     MENLO PARK . EL CAMINO
     Paned Windows and Tile Roof. Landscaped yards.         Bath, 875 sq. ft. Detached Garage, Spacious            FABULOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION               $6,995,000                      324.4456
     Prieto Team                            325.6161
                                                            Living Room.                                           5 BR 4 BA Stunning new contemporary ofrs                         MENLO PARK . SANTA CRUZ
     MOVE RIGHT IN                            $549,000      Greg Stange                              325.6161
     2 BR 1 BA Walls of roses, a white picket fence &
                                                                                                                   magnificent mountain, valley views. Completed                           323.7751
                                                            UPDATED ELEGANCE                       $1,795,000      summer 2008.
     2 lawns welcome you to this quaint home. Hrdwd
                                                            4 BR 3 BA Remodeled home in Menlo Park with            Hanna Shacham                          324.4456
                                                                                                                                                                                      PALO ALTO . LYTTON
     flrs
     Owen Halliday                             325.6161     updated kitchen and large family room. Las                                                                                     325.6161
                                                                                                                   STUNNING RENOVATION                     $2,850,000
     WOODLAND CREEK!            PRICE UPON REQUEST
                                                            Lomitas schools.
                                                                                                                   4 BR 3.5 BA Natural stone finishes, grand LR,                    PALO ALTO . MIDDLEFIELD
     2 BR 2 BA West of 101! Central AC & heat. Pool,
                                                            Tom LeMieux                             323.7751
                                                                                                                   formal dining,luxurious MBS, spacious kit.,fam.                         328.5211
     Spa & Fitness Center. In-unit laundry.                               MOUNTAIN VIEW                            rm/study.                                                            PORTOLA VALLEY
     Tom O’Dowd                             324.4456
                                                            SOPISTICATED & SPACIOUS!                 $699,000
                                                                                                                   Ginny & Joe Kavanaugh                     851.1961                      851.1961
     LOWEST PRICED IN AREA                    $425,000
     3 BR 1 BA Great opportunity for handy clients          2 BR 1 BA Fantastic,affordable & beautiful home        REMODELED                                $1,999,000                    WOODSIDE
     or investors, newer tar and gravel roof spacious       near downtown Mt.View! Large formal dining             4 BR 3.5 BA Bay & hill views, great flrpl w/granite
                                                                                                                                                                                           851.2666
     bdrms                                                  room.                                                  eat-in Kit.& 2 MBS, office. Useable,approx 1 ac.
     Prieto Team                               325.6161     Janie & John Barman                       325.6161     Celeste Henzel                             851.1961


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