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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
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)
Basic impasse with
firefighters union still
remains, pending meeting
by Becky Trout
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
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-
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.
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)
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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
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
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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
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from the city’s perspective.” responded to the council’s 2006 re-
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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
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Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 5
S TA N F O R D
Summer Theater QUOTE OF THE WEEK
let us tell you a story . . .
JUNE 25– AUGUST 24
by Lorraine Hansberry,
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.
FAREWELL TO A CANNIBAL RAGE by Femi Osofisan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Arson and areas where fighters couldn’t rable, a building contractor told the
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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 email@example.com.
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
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 7
Palo Alto’s Finest Antique Store Masked men brazenly rob Palo Alto jewelry store
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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. ■
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
Director of Administrative Services LET'S DISCUSS: Read the latest local news headlines and talk about the
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(continued from page 3)
and there’s a good mix of local yo-
kels and others from all over,” he
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
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
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
Bring Out Your it absorb and hold moisture,
in 1998, despite the prosecution’s
claims that Josephine had not been
strong enough to tie the sash around
extended the policymaker (des-
ignation) to a dangerous degree.
Someone who is doing the work
supplies slow-release nutri-
Garden’s Inner ents to your plants, reduces
Angry he had been accused of
of a coroner is not a policymaker,”
erosion and allows your killing his lifelong love, whom he The county has already chal-
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
Come and learn how easy it is to compost your the case. the great expense and a low chance
food and yard waste. Palo Alto residents attending
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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August 25 braith and is legally immune from
October 27 AL
“The effort to blame Dr. Ozoa is
sadly a case of misdirected anger
and we will let the court resolve it,”
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BEST OF Towery said, noting the county and
2007 Ozoa are confident the jury, if the
phone: (650) 496-5910
September 25 CHOOSE THE BEST case goes to trial, will agree. ■
Staff Writer Becky Trout can
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A weekly compendium of vital statistics
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
Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .2
June 28-July 6 Unlisted location, 6/28, 12:44 p.m.; do- violence.
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .5
Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Unlisted location, 6/28, 4:03 p.m.; domes-
Unlisted location, 7/3, 8:42 p.m.; domestic
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
six years old. They returned to their ranch on Lake Okanogan Ashram of Sathya Sai Baba, doing her brailing and helping to
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
she met her husband Harry Rockel McLaughlin. After she 2002. She has been holding Sai Baba study groups in her
graduated from Berkeley she and Harry married and moved to home for over 20 years. She was very devoted to the Sai Baba
San Francisco for several years and then to Alameda during teachings, and made many devoted friends during the Sai Baba
World War II. In 1957, she, Harry and their two children moved study circles. She lived the principles of Love, Peace, Right
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,
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.
CHOOSE THE BEST
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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Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 13
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
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 email@example.com
Then the council requested an audit, which took from August Editor, or shorter comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or 650-326-8210.
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-
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).
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-
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.
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.”
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 15
THIS WEEK ON
Department of Psychiatry
Posted July 9 at 7:56 a.m. by Sally L, a
Struggling with your EATING? resident of the Palo Alto Orchards neigh-
“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
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-
“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-
“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
Palo Alto’s Online Gathering Place
dearly miss him. I felt like I could
do anything when I received his
Discuss community issues.
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Announce an event. him anymore. My prayers and
Report a sports score and more. deepest condolences go out to
Ask for advice.
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San Jose?” and “Then Came You”
— 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
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in a privately owned and managed
senior rental community.
Movie reviews by Jeanne Aufmuth, Tyler Hanley,
and Susan Tavernetti
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
(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
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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.
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-
“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
– Kyle Hinman,
“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
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.
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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.
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 23
Sports BABE RUTH 13S
Shorts A first
GOLD MEDAL EFFORT . . . The
Stanford Water Polo Club boys’
14-under squad won the gold
medal at the U.S. Club Champi-
onships last weekend in Southern
California. “We performed very
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
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
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
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
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.
Page 24 • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Palo Alto Weekly
Babe Ruth 13s BASEBALL ROUNDSUP
(continued from page 24)
Six of Palo Alto’s all-stars are
from Alpine/West Menlo Little
League team with four coming from
Palo Alto National.
Many of those players, who
fiercely competed against one an-
other just a year ago, are now work-
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.
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
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
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.
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)
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 25
MORTGAGE Stanford roundup
EASIER (continued from page 24)
field and connected on four of her long range shots.
Crystal Langhorne added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
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“We have that experience internationally,” Wiggins
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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-
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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
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
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.■
Page 26 • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Palo Alto Weekly
Locals teams must battle
through losers’ bracket
in 11-12 all-star tourney
by Craig Wentz
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
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-
District 52 tournament has been the onetti, Justin Grey and Jon Wong
eye-popping offensive fireworks that also launched homers for Palo Alto,
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.■
Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 27
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.■
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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
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." ■
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Palo Alto Weekly • Wednesday, July 11, 2007 • Page 29
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
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Bipolar Education Day was origi-
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com.
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Dos and don’ts
Helping people with mental illness
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
“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
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.” ■
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1-800-344-9636, ext. 475. (AAN CAN)
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MedAssurant, a national provider of Have fun and make extra money in
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Specializing in beginners provider offices. Competitive pay, mile-
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Piano Lessons in Palo Alto
Call Alita (650)838-9772 strong comp. skills and regional travel Movie Extras, Actors, Models
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455 Personal Training email firstname.lastname@example.org OR fax Wanted 1-800-606-5058 (AAN CAN)
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Spanish-Speaking Sitter Adult French, Spanish 355 Items for Sale
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
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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
330 Child Care Quoted *Too qualified* by SN www.spnannies.com Instruction for Hebrew,
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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
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-
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30-35hrs/wk. We have a 2year old Requirements: (650)691-9863 (650)804-5055
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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
Kids 16 and under. USC student. Low
rates, flex hours. Alexa, 650/799-8370
hours some evenings weekends need-
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and backround check will be per- Other tasks as time allows - such as
• Last Minute! • Sick Child Care cleaning up after children, driving for Physics-Chemistry-Biology Tutors
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
email@example.com Available for travel a bonus. prep, and serving their meals.
Spanish 4 hme schooled
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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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) 851-1114 www.springdown.com
Daytime baby nurse, home manager.
Great references. Please call Seeking Part-Time Nanny Lessons school.com
(650)926-9717 Adult French Lessons
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Sell Reverse Mortgages Available. Call 650/851-5500 box 4 Landas Gardening/Landscaping
o license Required. Will train. Work from to register Olga's Housecleaning Stewart Electric Service Maintenance
560 Employment Home. Great Business Opportunity. For Res./Com. Wkly/mo. Low Rates. Local Residential Electric Clean-ups, new lawns, tree cutting/
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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/
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737 Fences & Gates
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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
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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-
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One Month Paid Training! $500 Sign on Offered or website makeover? $399 Special
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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
Sita, 650/630-1288, 650/771-1141
20 yrs exp. Reliable, great refs, in
Home Patricia’s House Cleaning
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
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
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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
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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.
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,
Offered Security Cameras, Inwall Wiring. www.teamworks.coop Ponds, Fountains, Patios, Decks.
Cocktail party pianist (650)493-7060 Martina Landscape, Inc
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
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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,
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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
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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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Heavy6.com Use Code “NCCNH” or call
Esthela’s Excellent Local References
(650) 347-8359 Lic.#623885
Garden Rain Landscaping
Super Green Maintenance &
$12-$48/Hr. Full Benefits/Paid Training.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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 -
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
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
650/380-2297; 650/380-5897 $2500/mo.
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
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 • email@example.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.
24 years of experience 650/968-2647
New constructions, patios & walk-
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
Estate Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA - $5350/mth
vice. Janitorial and utils. 4/1 parking,
freeway access. 300-2365 sf. Lease
Lic/Bonded/Ins. Psychotherapy Office Palo Alto
Sifa (650)269-3346 Roe General Engineering
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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
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,
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Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
File No. 494449
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
# 216, Palo Alto, CA 94306:
KAY F. 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
Terms. Call NML&R, Inc.
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
County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara STATEMENT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.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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today's living style. Elegant, stately, traditional style residence located on quiet
neighborhood street. This spacious family home features remodeled baths, large
gourmet kitchen with family dining area. Landscaped yard with brick patio for
outside dining. Numerous French doors enable indoor/outdoor living style.
● Five Bedrooms ● Three Bathrooms ● Gracious Living room w/ﬁreplace
● Spacious Formal Dining room ● Eat in Gourmet Kitchen
● Laundry Room/Mudroom area ● Basement with room for storage
● Detached Garage ● Lot size approx. 9430 per county records ●
Library/Den + Bonus Room off Master
● Outstanding Palo Alto schools: Duveneck Elementary, Jordan Middle,
Palo Alto High ... please check w/PAUSD re class availability
Open Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30pm
1363 Dana Avenue, Palo Alto
Laurel Hunt Robinson
Offered for $3,495,000 o: 650/752.0735 c: 650/269.7266
Leannah Hunt Leannah Hunt International President’s Premier Agent
Laurel Hunt Robinson o: 650/752.0730 h: 650/327.1009 e: email@example.com
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