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                  ■ Upfront Soccer leader accused of providing alcohol to minors Page 3
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                                                                                        City of Palo Alto Recreation Presents

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Page 2 • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Palo Alto Weekly
Upfront                  Local news, information and analysis

      Paly soccer coach charged with providing alcohol to minors
         Well-known youth soccer league president and substitute teacher arrested and faces misdemeanor charges after wild, end-of-year party
                           by Alexandria Rocha                                       women players at an end-of-season         that the women were not minors and                 were intoxicated,” according to the
      major figure in Peninsula youth soccer has been arrested and faces mis-        barbecue that turned into an all-night    didn’t appear to be forced into any                police report. It is unknown exactly

A     demeanor criminal charges of providing alcohol to four 18-year-old
      women team members at an end-of-year party that included “streaking”
nude and sexual intercourse with three of the players, according to San Jose
                                                                                     party, which he hosted at his parents’
                                                                                     house in San Jose June 7. He was re-
                                                                                     leased on $15,000 bail. His arraign-
                                                                                                                               sexual activity.
                                                                                                                                 After reportedly providing them
                                                                                                                               with beer and margaritas at the party,
                                                                                                                                                                                  how many people attended the party,
                                                                                                                                                                                  but both current and past team mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                  bers reportedly attended.
police reports and court documents.                                                  ment is scheduled for Sept. 12 in San-    van Gastel had sex with three of the                 About a week after the party, two
  The suspect, Jeff van Gastel, 34, of San Jose, is the former Palo Alto High        ta Clara County Superior Court.           18-year-old women players, accord-                 women and their parents “got togeth-
School varsity girls’ soccer coach and a substitute teacher with the Palo Alto          The misdemeanor alcohol charges        ing to the police and investigators’               er and decided to report the incident”
Unified School District. He is the founder and president of the De Anza Force        stem from an initial allegation of        reports filed with the court.                      to the San Jose Police Department,
Soccer Club in Cupertino, and coaches two of the nine girls’ teams in the club.      “sexual assault” made by two of the         While one woman says it was con-                 according to the police report.
He also is president of a regional league that represents nearly 300 soccer          women involved and their parents.         sensual, the two others accused van                  Van Gastel admitted to providing
teams.                                                                               But a San Jose Police Department re-      Gastel of sexual assault, saying their             alcohol to women at his parents’
  Van Gastel was arrested Aug. 10 for providing alcohol to four 18-year-old          port filed with the court concluded       “judgment was impaired because they
                                                                                                                                                                                                   (continued on page 5)

                                                                                                                                                                                             PALO ALTO

                                                                                                                                                                                    Arts festival
                                                                                                                                                                                     rolls into
                                                                                                                                                                                     Traffic and merriment
                                                                                                                                                                                      expected at annual
                                                                                                                                                                                            street fest
                                                                                                                                                                                           by Jocelyn Dong
                                                                                                                                                                                        here’s a saying that two’s

                                                                                                                                                                                  T     company and three’s a crowd,
                                                                                                                                                                                        but how about 150,000? Must
                                                                                                                                                                                  be the Palo Alto Festival of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    The 24th annual street fair will
                                                                                                                                                                                  take over University Avenue and
                                                                                                                                                                                  adjacent blocks from 10 a.m. to 6
                                                                                                                                                                                  p.m. Saturday and Sunday. About
                                                                                                                                                                                  300 local and international artists
                                                                                                                                                                                  will display their wares between
                                                                                                                                                                                  High and Webster streets.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Traffic is expected to be a chal-
                                                                                                                                                                                  lenge, as nearly three times the
                                                                                                                                                                                  population of Palo Alto comes
                                                                                                                                                                                    To set up for the festival and dur-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ing the weekend, certain blocks
                                                                                                                                                                Nicholas Wright

                                                                                                                                                                                  will be cordoned off, according to
                                                                                                                                                                                  a spokesperson for the Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                  Commerce, the event’s sponsor.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Tasso Street will be completely
   As part of the new items offered at Gunn’s cafeteria, many students can now pick up a slice of handmade pizza.                                                                 closed between University and Lyt-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ton avenues during the street fair.
                                                                                     It’s not like you’re eating school       should revamp its $2.1 million food                 Cowper, Bryant and Emerson
                                  SCHOOLS                                            food.”                                   program was long and often frus-                    streets will be blocked between
                                                                                        This week marked the debut of         trating for those advocating change.                Lytton and Hamilton avenues dur-
            From the ‘bat cave’                                                      the district’s new food service
                                                                                     provider, Chartwells, in Palo Alto’s
                                                                                                                              In 2002 Sodexho tried and failed to
                                                                                                                              attract more students to the hot
                                                                                                                                                                                  ing the festival hours, but opened
                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to
               to the bistro                                                         public campuses after a nearly two-
                                                                                     year battle to make lunchtime of-
                                                                                     ferings more appealing and health-
                                                                                                                              lunch program by selling a few or-
                                                                                                                              ganic food items.
                                                                                                                                 A group of parents and commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday at 6 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Other roads — Kipling, Waver-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ley, Florence and Ramona streets —
              District’s new service provider a big hit                              ier. The company is starting slow        nity members, called the Healthy                    will be closed mid-block between
                     during first week of school                                     and steady, but many students have       School Lunch Committee, then be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   (continued on page 7)
         by Alexandria Rocha                                                         already noticed.                         gan a crusade to change the way
                                           lunchtime. The food has also                 “It’s cool that they took away the    district’s cafeterias operate. They
         unn High School’s new Café        changed. While pizza is still a pop-      sodas and are trying a new, health-      wanted less pre-packaged food,                       For more on the
   G     and Bistro is a far cry from
         the “bat cave” where students
   had lunch for years.
                                           ular option, it is now handmade.
                                              “It’s so much better than last year.
                                           The food was cold and ‘stale-y,’”
                                                                                     ier program,” said Ashley Grace, a
                                                                                     Gunn sophomore.
                                                                                        After 14 years with the same ven-
                                                                                                                              items low in trans fats, and fruits
                                                                                                                              and vegetables rich in color and va-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Festival, see ...
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Doing what they love,” about
     A trendy coffee table surrounded      said Gunn sophomore Nathan                dor, Maryland-based Sodexho                 The food wasn’t the only element                  several featured artists
   by colorful ottomans, a hot and cold    Habib, dining in the Bistro on cous-      USA, the district’s Board of Edu-        of the program under fire. In 2003-                  Home and Real Estate
   salad bar and flashy signs in a         cous and a calzone Monday. “But           cation voted in May to try a new         2004, the last year in which there
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Sidewalk serenade,” a story on
   bright, well-lit room now greet hun-    this year, you feel like you’re get-      firm for this school year.               was data, the food program was
                                                                                                                                                                                   musicians playing the festival
   dreds of hungry students at             ting it from Subway or something.            The debate over how the district      about $213,000 in debt because of
                                                                                                                                                                                   page 9
                                                                                                                                             (continued on page 8)
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                                                                   Marc Burkhardt, Managing Editor
                                                                   Jennifer Aquino, Associate Editor
                                                                                                                                           Reader comments via e-mail, voice mail and U.S. mail
                                                                                                                                 A media conviction?                         enough to have lived in both eras,
                                                                   Allen Clapp, Carol Blitzer, Assistant Editors                    Am I the only person who was             here are my comparisons:
                                                                   Keith Peters, Sports Editor
                                                                   Rick Eymer, Assistant Sports Editor
                                                                                                                                 troubled by the coverage of Bill Gior-         We are about at the same stage
                                                                   Rebecca Wallace, Arts & Entertainment Editor                  dano’s arrest in the Palo Alto Weekly       of telecommunications with wireless
                                                                   Don Kazak, Jocelyn Dong, Senior Staff Writers                 and Palo Alto Daily News?                   and fiber to the home (FTTH) as
                                                                   Bill D’Agostino, Alexandria Rocha, Staff Writers                                                          your grandparents were with party
                                                                   Norbert von der Groeben, Chief Photographer
                                                                                                                                    Both papers featured photographs
                                                                   Nicholas Wright, Staff Photographer                           of the teacher, who has only been           lines (cable modems), crank-up
                                                                   Tomomi Tsuda, Photo Intern                                    accused, not convicted. Although            phones (dial-up access to the Inter-
                                                                   Tyler Hanley, Assistant to the Editor                         the Weekly, to its credit, referred to      net), long-distance over copper
                                                                   & Online Editor
                                                                   Sue Dremann, Staff Writer, Special Sections                   the crimes as alleged, the distinc-         wires (DSL) and Army wireless in
                                                                   Jeanne Aufmuth, Dale Benson, Lynn                             tion between alleged and proved             World War II (“Can you hear me?”).
                                                                   Comeskey, Tim Goode, Jim Shelby,                              may be moot to Giordano, his
                                                                   Jill Slater, Susan Tavernetti, Robert Taylor,
                                                                                                                                                                                None of it is totally satisfactory.
                                                                   Contributors                                                  friends and family. In today’s cli-            Compare today’s nationwide and
                                                                   Aurora Masum-Javed, Patricia Bass,                            mate, an accusation of sexual mis-          worldwide instantaneous long-dis-
                                                                   Chuan-Mei Lee, Loren Temple, Editorial Interns                conduct is often “as good as” a con-
                                                                                                                                                                             tance phone calling, both wireless
                                                                   Carol Hubenthal, Design Director
                                                                                                                                 viction.                                    and over fiber optics, and you get
                                                                   Judith Alderman, Assistant Design Director                       I don’t know the facts of the case.      some idea of what is coming in the
                                                                   Diane Haas, Lynda Lumish, Sue Peck, Senior                    What I do know is that sometimes            future when everyone in the whole
           Elementary and Middle Schoolers                         Designers;
                                                                   Dana James,Sarah McAleer, Scott Peterson,
                                                                                                                                 victims take many years to reveal           country is hooked up to fiber and
       Girls and Boys with good swimming skills                    Designers                                                     abuse, but also, some memories              uses wireless from mobile sites to
                                                                   PRODUCTION                                                    may be fantasies. Until we know one         access the fiber.
                as young as 6 can start                            Jennifer Lindberg, Production Manager                         way or the other, I think more sensi-
                                                                                                                                                                                Add to that all the potentially new
                                                                   Dorothy Hassett, Joan Sloss, Sales & Production
                  Beginners Welcome                                Coordinators                                                  tivity to the accused would have
                                                                                                                                                                             and unknown uses for fiber optics
                                                                   ADVERTISING                                                   been appropriate.
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                                                                   Michael Howard, Advertising Manager                              The accuser in this case has not
                        Girls contact                              Cathy Norfleet, Display Advertising Sales Assistant                                                       whole new communications and
                                                                                                                                 yet been determined to be a victim,
                                                                   Jasbir Gill, Colette Jensen, Display Advertising                                                          technological era.
                Kyle Utsumi (650) 207-3217                         Sales                                                         yet she is afforded privacy and
                                                                   Kathryn Brottem, Real Estate Advertising Sales                anonymity while she pursues her                What are we waiting for?
                               Joan Merritt, Real Estate Advertising Asst.                   case. Perhaps our system — the                 Marvin Lee
                                                                   Linda Franks, Classified Advertising Manager
                                                                   Justin Davisson, Evie Marquez, Irene Schwartz,
                                                                                                                                 law and the media — could find a               Harker Avenue, Palo Alto
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                          Lisa Van Dusen, Director of Palo Alto Online
                                                                                                                                    Stewart Kiritz                           Avoiding shops who
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                                                                   BUSINESS                                                         College Avenue, Palo Alto                ‘whitewash’
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van Gastel                                  ing oranges, trying to make this
(continued from page 3)                     work.”
                                               The case “leaves all of us with a
house and having sex with three of          real deep feeling of basic betrayal.”
them, according to the police report.          The 2004-2005 CYSA Team Man-
   No other charges have been filed,        ual’s chapter on risk management
and Deputy District Attorney Michael        states: “physical contact should be
Fletcher said he is not aware of any        limited to that necessary and appro-
further investigation regarding the         priate to teach a skill, treat an injury,
sexual assault allegations.                 console or congratulate a player. In
   “The case is closed,” San Jose Po-       the instance of teaching a skill, min-
lice spokeswoman Gina Teepoorten            imal contact should be involved and
said.                                       none which places the adult in a po-
   “I believe as far as this particular     sition of power or intimidation.”                                                                                  Lots of great selections still available from the
event, what is issued is all that is go-       The guidelines include restrictions      Jeff van Gastel                                                           Bay Area’s largest in-stock warehouse
ing to be issued,” Fletcher said. “Hav-     on “touching in a one-on-one situa-
ing sex with somebody (18 or over) is       tion” and that a “non-parent/custodi-       parents’ couch, according to the po-
not a crime even if they provided you       an adult shall not share any sleeping       lice report.
with alcohol.”                              arrangement with a player or play-             The two women alleging sexual as-
   Repeated attempts to reach van           ers” during an out-of-town tourna-          sault against van Gastel report
Gastel were unsuccessful.                   ment.                                       “streaking” nude through the neigh-
   Van Gastel, who lives in San Jose           Soccer was a large part of van Gas-      borhood, according to the report.
with his wife and child, has strong         tel’s life.                                 They told police that van Gastel “pos-
ties to youth and college soccer pro-          In 1999, he founded the DeAnza           sibly spiked the margaritas with a
grams throughout the Bay Area, es-          Force and started with two girls’           drug to get them in the state they were
pecially in the South Bay. He served        teams. He now coaches the under-13          in,” according to the report.
as Paly’s varsity girls’ soccer coach       and under-17-year-old girls’ teams,            Van Gastel “adamantly denied lac-
for six years. He resigned about two        according to the DeAnza Force Web           ing the victim’s drinks with any type
weeks ago to take a job at Menlo Col-       site. A “club” is a group of teams of       of drugs,” according to the police re-
lege as an assistant women’s soccer         various ages and skill levels that op-      port.
coach.                                      erate under one name. In the past six          The police report concluded that
   After learning of the charges, Men-      years, van Gastel’s club has grown to       “there is no evidence to suggest that
lo College officials suspended him          16 teams, including seven boys’             force, threats, or drugs were involved.
“from all duties.”                          teams and nine girls’ teams.                The victims and witnesses were con-
   “The college had no knowledge of            There are nearly 30 coaches who          scious and were willing participants.”
the allegations until yesterday and is      work together to move players be-              Phil Schnayerson, van Gastel’s at-
currently conducting an investiga-          tween teams according to skill and          torney, emphasized on Wednesday
tion,” Caitlin Collier, the college’s di-   what is best for their individual tal-      that “sex between consenting adults,
rector of athletics, wrote in an e-mail     ents. Many of the players have gone         that’s not illegal” and that no felony
to the Weekly.                              on to play collegiate soccer at uni-        charges are involved.
   One of van Gastel’s major posi-          versities such as Notre Dame, UC               Van Gastel holds a substitute teach-
tions is serving as president of the        Berkeley and van Gastel’s alma              ing credential with the state Depart-
Ambronzino Youth Soccer League,             mater, Loyola Marymount Universi-           ment of Education. Speaking in gen-
a club league with almost 300 of the        ty, according to the club Web site.         eralities, Marilyn Cook, an assistant
most competitive youth teams in San-           The goals of the club are thought-       superintendent with the Palo Alto
ta Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and         ful.                                        Unified School District, said when a
San Benito counties. It is an affiliate        “The De Anza Force will be a             substitute is convicted of any charge,
of the California Youth Soccer Asso-        wholly united soccer family, where          it automatically hits a computer data-
ciation (CYSA), the governing body          players will have the opportunity to        base of the California Commission
for most competitive club soccer in         advance from the youngest age               on Teacher Credentialing.
Northern California. Van Gastel             groups to the top level age groups             Every school district with that sub-
serves on the association’s District 2      within a single organization,” ac-          stitute in its files gets an e-mail alert-
board of directors, and has coached in      cording the club’s Web site. “Every-        ing them to the activity. She said there
its Olympic Development Program.            one in the (club), family members in-       are certain offenses that would auto-
   CYSA chairman John Murphy, on            cluded, will feel the pride of each         matically revoke someone’s substi-
learning of the charges Thursday            team bearing the club name.”                tute teaching credential, but couldn’t
morning, did his own verification, and         According to police reports, van         say whether four charges of giving
said van Gastel has been suspended          Gastel hosts an end-of-season barbe-        alcohol to persons under 21 would
from all activities connected or relat-     cue for club teammates every year.          have that effect.
ing to the CYSA and any affiliated             One team member at the party, also          “Our practice has been to be very
leagues or operations.                      18, reported games of strip poker, in       conservative on the side of protect-
   “The number-one objective for us         which participants remove items of          ing kids,” Cook said. “We’re in the
is we do whatever we can to remove          clothing after losing a hand, accord-       most serious business you can be in:
the person from any access to kids,”        ing to the police report. She said that     making sure we’re keeping our kids
Murphy said. “There are 100,000             after drinking a margarita she became       safe.” ■
coaches, referees, team moms bring-         sick and passed out on van Gastel’s

      Eighteen more neglected rabbits dumped
       Bunny atrocities continue at bowling green, animal officers plead for information
          by Sue Dremann                    green on Embarcadero Road.                    Anyone with information that may
     or the second time in three            Stymied officials are seeking any           be related to the incidents can call

F    weeks, a herd of severely ill rab-
     bits have been dumped at Palo
Alto’s bowling green.
                                            information regarding who may be
                                            behind the neglect and abandon-
                                                                                        Animal Services at 496-5971.■

   Residents out for an early morning          “I have to think somebody may
stroll last Sunday found 18 rabbits         have heard something. It would take
suffering from a fungal infection,          a few minutes to take 18 animals out
                                                                                                                                     Norbert von der Groeben

matted fur and urine burns, according       of a vehicle,” she said.
to Sandra Stadler, a Palo Alto animal          Stadler said this may not be the end
services supervisor. The animals were       of the incidents. Since the second
also starved for food.                      group of rabbits were younger than
   “Five of the 18 were taken to a vet-     the first and in even worse shape,
erinarian, who said they had to be eu-      Stadler said the neglect may be con-
thanized right away,” Stadler said.         tinuing.
   The Aug. 21 incident was preced-            “They need to turn them in to a          One of the 18 neglected bunnies that
ed by a similar act Aug. 1, when 14         humane organization, to someone             were dumped on the lawn bowling
rabbits covered with sores and tu-          who can care for them,” she said.           green takes a drink at Palo Alto Ani-
mors were released at the bowling           “Immediately.”                              mal Services.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Page 5
   MAKING                                                                                                Upfront
         IT                                       STERN
                                                  COMPANY               News Digest
     YOU!                                                               Three new investigations underway on coach
                                                  Residential Loans       Jordan Middle School teacher Bill Giordano is under investigation for
                                                  638 Middlefield Rd.   three additional underage-sex allegations, according to the San Mateo
                                                                        County District Attorney’s office.
                                                  Palo Alto               “We have three new investigations,” Deputy District Attorney Steve
                                                                        Wagstaffe said. “There are three alleged new victims. ... There will be
                                                                        a new document filed.”
                                                                          The arraignment of Giordano, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon,
                                                  650-322-7277          was postponed until Sept. 9 because of the new allegations, Wagstaffe
                                                  Broker #012098680     said.
                                                                          Giordano, 59, is in San Mateo County jail with bail set at $1 million.
                                                                        He was arrested in his Menlo Park home Aug. 18 after police learned
                          OUR 27TH YEAR                                 of the alleged molestation from the first purported victim, now 28, ac-
            w w w. s t e r n m o r t ga g e . c o m                     cording to Menlo Park police.
                                                                          Giordano currently faces 28 felony counts of child molestation in con-
                                                                        nection with the alleged 28-month sexual relationship that began in
                                                                        December 1991 when the student was 14. Giordano allegedly molest-
                                                                        ed the victim almost weekly, ending the relationship in March 1994
                                                                        when she was 17, he said.
                                                                          Giordano hired the student, a member of the school volleyball team
                                                                        he coached, to babysit his son, Wagstaffe said.
                                                                          The victim did not report the encounters until they came up during a
                                                                        counseling session in 2005, Wagstaffe added.
                                                                          Marilyn Cook, Palo Alto Unified School District associate superin-
                                                                        tendent, said Giordano had been with the district since 1978, likely
                                                                        starting as a substitute teacher.
                                                                          He began teaching physical education at Jordan Middle School in
                                                                        1991, Cook said.
                                                                          Giordano is on unpaid administrative leave.■
                                                                                                           — Bay City News/Palo Alto Weekly

                                                                        Groundbreaking on Tuesday for playing fields
                                                                           The groundbreaking for two new Palo Alto soccer fields will be held
                                                                        at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the corner of El Camino Real and Page
                                                                        Mill Road. Construction is expected to last five to six months.
                                                                           When completed, the complex will include two soccer fields and a
                                                                        practice field, lights for night play, artificial turf, restrooms, parking, a
                                                                        refreshment stand and a Fletcher Benton sculpture.
                                                                           Stanford University is leasing the property to the city for $1 a year for
                                                                        51 years. In return for leasing the site and constructing the playing
                                                                        fields, the city gave the university development rights for 250 units of
                                                                        housing and new buildings in the Stanford Research Park.
                                                                           Palo Alto Mayor Jim Burch, Stanford University President John
                                                                        Hennessy, and Palo Alto Councilman Vic Ojakian will attend the cer-
                                                                                                                                       — Don Kazak

                                                                        STAR scores in the mail
                                                                          Parents of Palo Alto public school students can expect their child’s
                                                                        2004-2005 standardized test scores to arrive in the mail shortly, district
                                                                        Superintendent Mary Frances Callan said at Tuesday night’s school
                                                                        board meeting.
                                                                          The state Department of Education released overall scores from last
                                                                        year’s Standardized Testing and Reporting system, known as the STAR,
                                                                        for schools and districts last week.
                                                                          Palo Alto Unified students, already exceeding the state’s standards,
                                                                        showed gains in most grades and subjects.■
                                                                                                                          —Alexandria Rocha

                                                                             ON THE WEB: The latest local news headlines at

                                                                           The Aug. 24 edition of the Weekly incorrectly reported that Jordan Middle
                                                                        School teacher Bill Giordano — who was recently arrested for alleged sexual
                                                                        relations with a student and suspended by the school district — coached vol-
                                                                        leyball at Palo Alto High School.
                                                                           Paly Athletic Director Earl Hansen said Giordano never coached for the
                                                                        school. To request a clarification or correction, call Marc Burkhardt, managing
                                                                        editor, at (650) 326-8210, or write to P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto 94302.

                                                                                             MEMORIAL SERVICES
                                                                        Edward Buurma, a 47-year resident of Palo Alto, died Aug. 16. A me-
                                                                        morial gathering will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. at the home of
                                                                        Jon Buurma, 671 Panchita Way, Los Altos. Memorial donations may be
                                                                        made to Pathways Hospice, 201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 250, Moun-
                                                                        tain View, CA 94040.

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                                                                                                                          need not bring locks.                                                                      musicians, such as an Italian gui-
       Festival                                                                                                              The coalition will also host a                                                          tar-and-mandolin duo, will wander
       (continued from page 3)                                                                                            table with organizational handouts,                                                        through the crowd as they play.
                                                                                                                          safety information, and bike maps.                                                           Food vendors from near and far
       University and Lytton, and also be-                                                                                   The Chamber of Commerce-                                                                will set up shop at the festival, in-
       tween University and Hamilton.                                                                                     sponsored festival will feature ar-                                                        cluding Rick’s Rather Rich Ice
         Downtown garages and parking                                                                                     tisans skilled in ceramics, fiber,                                                         Cream and others offering Sal-
       lots will be open.                                                                                                 fine art, glass, jewelry, leather,                                                         vadoran pupusas and fried cala-
         Event organizers welcome festi-                                                                                  metal, mixed media, photography                                                            mari. Beverages from microbrews
       val visitors to bicycle or walk.                                                                                   and wood. One artist even hails                                                            and California wineries will also
         A bicycle corral will be located                                                                                 from the Netherlands.                                                                      be on hand.
       on Waverley Street behind the                                                                                         As in years past, Italian street                                                          The event is not only a vehicle to
       Union Bank. Volunteers from the                                                                                    painting — chalk drawings on as-                                                           raise awareness of downtown Palo
       Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition                                                                                   phalt — will be on exhibit along                                                           Alto and the Chamber of Com-
       will be on hand all weekend to                                                                                     Tasso Street. Teams from compa-                                                            merce, but also an opportunity for
       guard the bicycles. Cyclists will be                                                                               nies and organizations, as well as                                                         local nonprofits to spread the word
       given a numbered ticket by which                                                                                   individuals, will be demonstrating                                                         about their services.
       they can retrieve bikes.                                                                                           their talents. This year, the Palo                                                           Eleven nonprofit organizations
         “It keeps the bikes from clutter-                                                                                Alto Partners in Education will re-                                                        will host booths this year on Emer-
       ing University Avenue,” said Ellen                                                                                 ceive funds raised from the street-                                                        son Street.
       Fletcher, the corral organizer and                                                                                 painting team fees and has already                                                           The Weekly is a sponsor of the
       former city council member.                                                                                        earmarked them for teacher grants                                                          festival. ■
         Last year, the group provided the                                                                                in visual and performing arts.                                                             Senior Staff Writer Jocelyn Dong
       free service to 276 bicyclists,                                                                                       Entertainers will play on three                                                         can be reached at jdong@paweek-
       Fletcher said. The previous year,                                                                                  stages throughout the weekend,                                                   
       317 biked to the festival. Because                                                                                 from Hawaiian crooners to
       of the volunteer guards, cyclists                                                                                  rhythm-and-blues bands. Other

                                                                                             NORMAN JAMES “JIM” COX
                                            Norman James "Jim" Cox a                                                                                                            Returning to California in 1963, the family moved to
                                        forty two year resident of                                                                                                          Portola Valley and Mr. Cox continued to work for Raybestos
                                        Portola Valley has died at the                                                                                                      Manhattan as regional manager until his retirement at the age
                                        age of 88.                                                                                                                          of 72. He worked on many industrial, energy, and mining
                                            Mr. Cox was born in                                                                                                             related projects within the western United States and Canada
                                        Chicago Illinois on January 13,                                                                                                     such as the Alaska pipeline and always enjoyed the challenge
                                        1917 He moved to Inglewood                                                                                                          and travel. He hosted the Regional Mining Convention for
                                        California shortly afterward and                                                                                                    Raybestos Manhattan in San Francisco.                                                                                                         Now Introducing
                                        grew up there, attending Island                                                                                                         As a young man growing up in Southern California he
                                        Elementary and Inglewood High
         School and had remained in contact with many of his lifelong
                                                                                                                                                                            enjoyed fishing with his father, John Cox and his two younger
                                                                                                                                                                            brothers John and Robert. They would catch barracuda from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        VERA WANG
              He continued his education at UCLA, USC and UC
                                                                                                                                                                            the Long Beach Pier and yellow tail tuna on the party boats.
                                                                                                                                                                            He fished for trout on the Colorado River before the dams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fine Papers
         Berkeley receiving a degree in Forestry in 1940. While
         attending UC Berkeley he was a member of the rifle team and
                                                                                                                                                                            changed the river and caught salmon in the Northwest.
                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. Cox was an avid golfer, hiker, and loved the theater
         lettered as a catcher for the baseball team. During World War                                                                                                      and travel.                                                                                                                                               Coming Soon
         Two he served in the Army Air Force and was trained as a                                                                                                               He is survived by his wife, Frances Cox of Portola Valley,
         navigator.                                                                                                                                                         Ca, his brother Robert Cox of Estacada, Or, his son Doug Cox                                                                                               Vera Wang
              After the war he worked for Goodyear in Phoenix, Arizona                                                                                                      of Portola Valley, Ca, his son James Cox and daughter in law                                                                                               Stationery
         where he met and married his wife Frances in 1948. The                                                                                                             Elizabeth Burgess Cox of Atherton, Ca and their two sons
         young couple settled in Fresno, California where their first                                                                                                       James and William
         child, James, was born.                                                                                                                                                Mr. Cox was buried in a private ceremony at Alta Mesa
              Mr. Cox became an engineer sales representative for                                                                                                           Cemetery on July 29th.
         Raybestos Manhattan and the family moved to Portland,                                                                                                                  Donations may be made to help in the cure and treatment
         Oregon. Their second son, Douglas, was born there.                                                                                                                 of Parkinson’s disease or your favorite charity.
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      Battery Change                                                                        Lunch                                     sites to serve a daily vegetarian option
                                                                                                                                      other than a salad, ethnic entrees,

                                                                                            (continued from page 3)                   sliced fruits and vegetables for the
                                          Installed with a 1 year guarantee (for
                                          most models with this coupon, regular             low participation rates, said district    younger children, and foods low in
                                          price $7.95) We will also blow out con-           business manager Gerry Matranga.          trans fats.
                                          taminants found inside your watch, buff           The objective is to bring the deficit        There are also requirements and re-
    scratches from plastic crystals and test the battery & movement. If it doesn’t          down to $150,000 this school year         strictions on the amount of pre-pack-
    work with the new battery, there is no charge. We also have a huge selection of         and break even by Chartwells’ third       aged foods that can be served, and
    bands & repairs at our super watch & clock service centers.                             year, said Matranga.                      suggestions for running a program
                                                                                               “The reason we’re taking some          low in waste and high in sustainabil-
                                                                     time for this is because ... we’re        ity and recycling. There are even side
   Mountain View 361 W. El Camino Real 650-940-1861 (north from Hwy 85)                     changing the choices, and sodas and       notes to buy from local vendors
   Campbell 3183 So. Bascom Ave. 408-879-9772 (2nd driveway from Camden Ave)                cookies were large revenue sources in     whenever possible, as well as to use
   Santa Clara 4975 Stevens Creek Bl. 408-247-6975 (between Kiely & Lawrence)
                                                                                            the past,” he said. “We’re not going to   organic ingredients when convenient.
                                                                                            eliminate the deficit in year one, but       Aitkin assures plans for those re-
   San Jose 874 Blossom Hill Rd. 408-363-8376 (kitty corner from Oakridge Mall)
                                                                                            we will significantly if possible.”       quirements are in the works. Mem-
   San Mateo 240 Hillsdale Shopping Center 650-572-8131(upstairs by Nordstrom)                 Student Brenda Camacho, a jun-         bers of the committee understand the
           Since 1988     Open 10am to 6pm Mon thru Sat, Sun 12pm to 5pm                    ior, said she eats school lunches every   amount of pressure Chartwells is un-
                                                                                            day and struggled to find healthy food    der and are, for now, willing to give
                                                                                            in the past. On Tuesday, she carried a    the program a chance.
                                                                                            tray of couscous, vegetables and a           “It’s definitely a good start. I’d like
                                                                                            salad.                                    people not be too quick to judge it,
                                                                                               “I was impressed when I saw the        but I think they’re making an excel-
                                                                                            Bistro,” she said. “It (the food) was     lent effort,” said committee member
                                                                                            junk before, and it repeated most of      Penny Gertridge. “This is not us
                                                                                            the time.”                                against them. We’re here to support
                                                                                               Of course, some students were in-      them.”
                                                                                            different.                                   For now, healthier food is flying
                                                                                               “I eat whatever I can when I can,”     off the hot and cold carts at both
                                                                                            said sophomore Dylan Mandoli,             Gunn and Palo Alto high schools.
                                                                                            holding a slice of handmade pizza.        Kathy Durkin, the district’s director
                                                                                               Jeanie Aitkin, the district’s          of auxiliary services who oversees
                                                                                            Chartwells-employed consultant, said      the food service program, said food
                                                                                            she is just getting started. For now,     sold out at Paly on Monday and Tues-
                                                                                            she is mostly focused on bringing the     day.
                                                                                            serving procedures up to the mini-           “The kids are so receptive to the
                                                                                            mum standards.                            change,” Durkin said.
                                                                                               Under Sodexho, for example, food          At the elementary schools, howev-
                                                                                            was prepared and packaged the night       er, Chartwells is still another week
                                                                                            before it was served, which made it       away from serving hot lunches. The
                                                                                            lukewarm by the time kids were            insulated hot carts are not ready for
                                                                                            ready to eat each day. Chartwells is      service yet, said Durkin. The kids are
                                                                                            making all the food in the mornings.      getting bag lunches with fresh sand-
                                                                                            New refrigerators and insulated hot       wiches, fruit and vegetables, cheese
                                                                                            carts were purchased for quality con-     sticks and yogurt.
                                                                                            trol.                                        The difference in food is still no-
                                                                                               “It’s a matter of time. We could go    table.
                                                                                            out and bring in the unique (menu)           “There are no snacks this year.
                                                                                            things people want, but if we don’t       When I first came, they had a whole
                                                                                            have the standards in place, those        bunch, Fruit Roll-Ups and every-
                                                                                            won’t succeed,” Aitkin said Tuesday.      thing. Then they cut back, and now
                                                                                               Last fall, with encouragement and      they just have milk,” said Margaret
                                                                                            suggestions from the healthy lunch        Peterson, Addison Elementary
                                                                                            committee, the board passed a de-         School’s food server of more than 10
                                                                                            tailed nutrition policy, in which         years.
                                                                                            Chartwells has to adhere.                    The next major plan for Chartwells
                                                                                               The policy includes specific guide-    will be to move the district away from
                                                                                            lines for which types of food can be      a cash box system to a computerized
                                                                                            served. For example, it requires all      point of sale system. ■

                                                                                             The Public Agenda
          Weight Loss Program for Families                                                   Architectural Review Board . . . The board will hold a retreat to dis-
                                                                                             cuss the Baylands Design Guidelines and the South El Camino Design
          & Children 8-15 Years Old                                                          Guidelines on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Lucie Stern Commu-
                                                                                             nity Center, 1305 Middlefield Road.

          • Over 80% of children achieve long-term weight loss-                              Planning and Transportation Commission . . . The commission will
                                                                                             consider a conditional-use permit for a 45-foot telecommunications
            parents lose weight too!                                                         pole at 4243 Manuela Ave., as well as a zoning regulation that cur-
                                                                                             rently prohibits carport areas from counting toward the square footage
          • Created by physicians who are experts in treating overweight children            of a home. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.
                                                                                             in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
          • Promotes long-term healthy eating and exercise habits                            Architectural Review and Historic Review Boards . . . A joint session
                                                                                             of the two boards will be held to review two applications for mixed-use
          • Families meet weekly for six months.                                             projects in the South of Forest Avenue area. One project, at 260
                                                                                             Homer Ave., would incorporate the historic AME Zion Church and
                                                                                             French Laundry buildings within a three-story, 44,000 square-foot of-
                                                                                             fice/retail/residential complex. The other, at 820 Ramona St., would be
          PLEASE CALL CINDY ZEDECK AT (650) 725-4424                                         a three-story, 10,500-square-foot office/residential development. The
                                                                                             meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m. in the City Council
                                                                                             Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.
                                          Lucile Packard                                     Director’s Hearing . . . A public hearing will be held regarding plans for
                                      Children’s Hospital                                    a two-story residence at 1531 Hamilton Ave. The meeting will be held
                                                                                             on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Council Conference Room at City
                                                     AT STANFORD                             Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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Arts & Entertainment
A weekly guide to music, theater, art, movies and more, edited by Rebecca Wallace

                                 by Rebecca Wallace

            n a Mountain View recording studio lined with wine-colored acoustic
            foam, Al Fabrizio coaxes trembling notes out of his Neapolitan man-
            dolin.                                                                                                             Duo brings Italian,
               Joining him in the Italian ballad “Mattinata” (“Morning”), Al                                                   Latin American songs
            Wainzinger strums his guitar. It’s a sweet moment. Perhaps Fabrizio is
    thinking of his parents, who came from the region of Abruzzi.                                                              to Palo Alto Festival
      Then Wainzinger gets a glint in his eye. He grins at Fabrizio, and suddenly                                              of the Arts street fair
    they are in the midst of another tune. It’s familiar, very familiar. It’s “Nothing
    Else Matters” by Metallica.
      The two friends erupt into laughter. It’s clear their repertoire stretches farther
    than “O Sole Mio.”
      In a time when music stores are closing and cash-strapped companies can no
    longer shell out for live bands at every corporate function, Fabrizio and
    Wainzinger find themselves in demand. They have gigs several times a week
    — together and separately — at music festivals, weddings, wineries, bar mitz-
    vahs and country clubs.
      This weekend, they’ll be playing at an outdoor table for most of Saturday and
    Sunday (with a few breaks) at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts street fair. Oth-
    er musicians will play at stages on Waverley, Ramona and Webster streets.
      Fabrizio and Wainzinger focus mainly on what they call “romantic Italian mu-
    sic,” with such standards as “Volare,” “Santa Lucia” and “Return to Me” given
    new arrangements by Wainzinger. On their three CDs, they play ballads, waltzes
    and other songs — most of them Italian.
                                                               (continued on next page)

                                                                                                                                                                        Nicholas Wright

  Al Fabrizio (center) and Hugo Wainzinger (right) often have company in their Mountain View recording studio: drummers, singers, pianists. Here, flautist Viviana
  Guzmán drops by for a jam session.

                                                                                                                                    Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Page 9
                                                                                                       Arts & Entertainment

Street serenade
(continued from previous page)
   “It’s the niche,” Fabrizio said.
“Everyone loves Italy. You feel like
you’re on a gondola.”
   The style is fitting for Fabrizio, who
grew up in a musical Italian family in
New York and is fluent in the lan-
guage. His father played a mandolin
made by Fabrizio’s grandfather, his
mother sang harmonies to melodies
on the radio, and his brothers played
the trumpet, clarinet and flute.
   “I wanted to capture the songs I
knew growing up,” Fabrizio said.
   The nostalgia is apparently infec-
tious. Many folks listening to the
pair’s music say the sounds make
them remember Roman relatives or
evenings in Tuscany.
   On, one listener post-
ed this message in response to the
“Italian Heartstrings” CD: “It was as
if he (Fabrizio) had instantly trans-
ported me back in time about 30 years
to the home of my grandparents, who
played just that kind of music. Scenes
of hot summer days, Grandma’s Ital-
ian cooking, and happiness filled my
   The pair’s first CD, “Serenata Ital-
iana,” is also for sale in the shop at the
Niebaum-Coppola Winery shop in
                                             Nicholas Wright

Napa. Small wonder that film director
Francis Ford Coppola is a fan, Fab-
rizio says: the album contains two
songs from “The Godfather.”
   These days, though, the music of                            Harmonies are in their blood: mandolin player Al Fabrizio (left) grew up in a musical Italian family in New York, and guitarist Hugo Wainzinger’s mother
Fabrizio and Wainzinger has a new                              was a bolero singer in Argentina.
zest: Latin American.
                                                          dition, he engineers, produces and          Uruguyan candombe drums into the                                        “It’s hard for me to go home; it’s so   phone call from a Big Band singer
   Wainzinger is a native of Argentina
                                                          mixes other people’s albums in the          tiny studio. It seems like quite a feat,                             inspiring.”                                who wants to record some of the
whose mother was a bolero singer,
                                                          pair’s Mountain View studio, called         especially considering the studio al-                                   Before they made the studio their       songs Wainzinger has written. The
and he and Fabrizio have begun mix-
                                                          HeartStrings Music Studios.                 ready holds a slew of guitars and                                    home base and transformed music            two even play a “Fiddler on the Roof”
ing more Latin music into their
                                                             One of those artists is Chilean          mandolins, as well as a Czech grand                                  from a fulfilling hobby to a full-time     medley to please a theatrically in-
playlist. Their most recent CD, “Bel-
                                                          singer and guitar player Lichi              piano.                                                               job, Fabrizio and Wainzinger took          clined reporter.
la Serenata,” includes the bolero tune
                                                          Fuentes, who recorded her 2003 CD              The space feels friendly, with                                    very different paths.                         The choice is apropos: the two also
“Besame Mucho” and the Mexican
                                                          “Quien Soy/Who I Am” at Heart-              gleaming wood floors, gentle lighting                                   Besides teaching art at Foothill Col-   play a lot of Jewish music and hope to
waltz “Maria Bonita.”
                                                          Strings. Wainzinger also played gui-        and a stuffed-animal monkey perched                                  lege and San Jose State University,        some day record it — as well as
   Besides performing at local jazz
                                                          tar and wrote two of the album’s            among computer monitors and speak-                                   Fabrizio owned Fabrizio Publications,      French, Greek and Russian melodies.
festivals, Wainzinger also writes his
                                                          tracks.                                     ers.                                                                 a Palo Alto graphics and publishing           With all the music in the world,
own music: he estimates he has com-
                                                             For one song, Wainzinger squeezed           “It’s our bunker,” Wainzinger says                                company, for 37 years. Wainzinger          how do they ever choose which songs
posed more than 1,500 songs. In ad-
                                                          26 choral singers and three large           affectionately.                                                      was a translator at Valley Medical         to record? Fabrizio smiles matter-of-
                                                                                                                                                                           Center in San Jose.                        factly. “We choose songs we like.”
                                                                                                                                                                              Networking in the music commu-             Wainzinger nods. “The only way
                                                                                                                                                                           nity, the two met about 14 years ago.      you can convey an emotion is if you
                                                                                                                                                                           Although they connected right away,        feel it.” ■
                                                                                                                                                                           Wainzinger wasn’t sure about team-
                                                                                                                                                                           ing his guitar with a mandolin.             What: Al Fabrizio on mandolin
                                                                                                                                                                              “It was too high-pitched, such a         and Hugo Wainzinger on guitar,
                                                                                                                                                                           small instrument,” he says genially,        playing Italian and Latin Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                                           reclining on a chair in the studio.         can music
                                                                                                                                                                              Fabrizio takes mock offense at this      Where: Palo Alto Festival of the
                                                                                                                                                                           friendly assault on his art. “But you       Arts on University Avenue, at a
                                                                                                                                                                           play cavaquinho,” he points out, re-        table near Tasso Street
                                                                                                                                                                           ferring to a small Portuguese instru-       When: The two will be playing
                                                                                                                                                                           ment that looks like a petite guitar.       most of the two days of the
                                                                                                                                                                              Wainzinger obligingly picks up a         fair, with breaks. The fair is Sat-
                                                                                                                                                                           cavaquinho and plucks its metal             urday, Aug. 27, and Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                           strings into life. Thinking about the       Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 6
                                                                                                                                                                           mandolin some more, he concedes             p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                           with a smile: “It was getting into me       Cost: Admission is free.
                                                                                                                                                                           by osmosis. So I started composing          Info: For more information
                                                                                                                                                                           mazurkas.”                                  about the fair, call (650) 324-
                                                                                                                                                                              The two chose to focus on music          3121 or go to www.mlapro-
                                                                                                                                                                           after the recession hurt business at For more infor-
                                                                                                                                                                           Fabrizio Publications, and had the          mation about HeartStrings Mu-
                                                                                                                                                                           Mountain View studio built in 2003.         sic Studios, go to www.heart-
                                                                                                                                                                           They said their wives and families
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                                                                                                                                                                           have been tremendously supportive
                                                                                                                                                                           of the move to full-time music.
                                                                                                                                                                              Small wonder, when it’s clearly           About the cover:
                                                                                                                                                                           been so good for their souls. Tooling        Al Fabrizio plays a Neapolitan
                                                                                                                                                                           around on their instruments, the men         mandolin and Hugo Wainzinger
                                                                                                                                                                           project an air of contentment.               strums a guitar in the Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                              Fabrizio proudly displays a 100-          View recording studio they had
 Fittingly, Fabrizio and Wainzinger will play their Italian waltzes, ballads and other songs in the company of the Ital-                                                   year-old mandolin with an inlaid but-        built in 2003. Photograph by
 ian street painters at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts this weekend. Here, Erin Castelan of Palo Alto colors the                                                       terfly design. Wainzinger takes a            Nicholas Wright.
 pavement at last year’s festival.
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In a rehearsal for TheatreWorks’ “Intimate Apparel,” Laiona Michelle as the turn-of-the-century seamstress Esther                                  Workshop
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                                                                                                                                                                     Japanese Drumming with

Seated at Esther’s sewing machine, Laiona Michelle takes advice from director Anthony Haney during a rehearsal.
                                                                                                                                                        San Jose Taiko
                                                                                tainer and prostitute.

      Woman of the cloth
  TheatreWorks’ ‘Intimate Apparel’ depicts the struggles
                                                                                   Intensely proud as a self-sufficient
                                                                                black woman, the illiterate designer
                                                                                is not without vulnerabilities. Away
                                                                                from a needle and thread, Esther is
          of an African-American seamstress                                     anything but sure-footed. And being
            in turn-of-the-century New York                                     unattached at 35, she feels like an
                              by Terry Tang                                     eternal wallflower.
                                                                                   “She thinks of herself as an artist
      special kinship quickly be-      Esther, the heroine of “Intimate Ap-     but doesn’t see herself as beautiful,”

A     comes apparent when actress
      Laiona Michelle discusses
playing Esther, an independent yet
                                       parel.” The TheatreWorks produc-
                                       tion of the play opened Aug. 24 and
                                       runs through Sept. 18 at the Moun-
                                                                                Michelle said. “She has a dream of
                                                                                having her own beauty parlor for
                                                                                colored ladies. It’s interesting — a
                                                                                                                                                        Don’t miss this powerful and spellbinding performance!
                                                                                                                                                         Will include combination of history, performance and
                                                                                                                                                           audience participation. Wonderful family event!
lonely African-American seam-          tain View Center for the Performing      character that doesn’t see beauty in
stress.                                Arts.                                    herself but in other people.”                                          Sunday, August 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
   She occasionally uses the first        Written by Lynn Nottage, who             Oddly, it is while trying on Es-                                                        $15/adult, $12/student & senior,
person, making Esther’s dreams and     based the story on a photo of her        ther’s form-fitting, constricting lin-                                                    $7.50/child (ages 2 and under free)
insecurities sound like her own. And   grandmother, the play won the New        gerie that her clientele open up                                                      Tickets available in advance or at the door.
even outside of rehearsal, she can’t   York Drama Critics Circle Award          more, confiding the fears and dis-
                                                                                                                                                                        Lawn seating -- bring blanket or chairs.
help but think about her alter ego’s   for Best Play last year.                 appointments that truly suffocate
heartache.                                Living in Manhattan circa 1905,       them. In return, she lends an ear, as                                                         REGISTRATION/INFO:
   “She’s like a flower that just      Esther fashions gorgeous corsets         well as the promise of discretion.                                                      (650) 949-8653 or
wants to bloom but hasn’t been nur-    that gain popularity with a variety of   Soon, a sisterhood of the boudoir
tured,” said Michelle, who tem-        women, from Mrs. Van Buren, a            develops that somehow transcends
                                                                                class and racial divides.                                                                                                  26870 Moody Road,
porarily moved from her home in        white, love-starved socialite, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
New York City to take on the part of   Mayme, a black nightclub enter-
                                                                                              (continued on next page)                                                                           

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                                                                                                             Arts & Entertainment
                                                                                                             for purchasing new cloth. They ini-         differences make the idea of a rela-
                                                                     ‘Intimate Apparel’                      tially fail to see each other as any-       tionship unfathomable.
                                                                     (continued from previous page)          thing more than salesman and cus-              “At this time, you just don’t go
                                                                                                             tomer.                                      there, especially being a black
                                                                       “Mayme admires the finer things          Later, though, said Jackson Davis,       woman,” Michelle said. “They have
                                                                     in life and she has this dream of be-   who plays Mr. Marks, “Intimacy              a unique relationship because one,
                                                                     coming this concert pianist,”           comes between them in talking               she’s a valued customer to him.
                                                                     Michelle said. “She looks at her        about the fabric, a window they can         She’s a businesswoman and she’s
                                                                     dream as a dream rather than some-      share thoughts and values about and         able to go in there and negotiate
                          The Fireplace Element                      thing that could be real. Mayme’s
                                                                     character is complex in that her
                                                                                                             build an intimacy that’s unstated.”
                                                                                                                He added, “Often, when people
                                                                                                                                                         with him. He sells her the finest fab-
                                                                                                                                                         rics. It’s important because black
                                 a full service fireplace store      world is make-believe in some           are attracted to one another, it does-      women were struggling to be seen
                                                                     ways...but her sexuality allows her     n’t register at all that it’s physical or   as equal, even as human beings. I
                                                   650.938.2000      freedom. But Mrs. Van Buren does-       sexual at all.”                             think he recognized that.”
                                                                     n’t have a lot of freedom, which is        Although Esther and Mr. Marks               While the female characters deal
                                                                     interesting.”                           both understand the hardship of as-         with their share of hardship, play-
                                                                       Clothing also plays a role in how     similating in turn-of-the-century           wright Nottage also gives voice to
    •    Mantels                                                     Esther relates to men. Mr. Marks, a     America, their religious and ethnic         the kind of emotional imprisonment
    •   Outdoor Fireplaces                                           Jewish merchant, is her main source                                                 a black man endured. George, a la-
    •   Accessories                                                                                                                                      borer on the Panama Canal whom
    •   Limestone BBQ Islands                                                                                                                            Esther has never met, begins court-
    •   Design                                                                                                                                           ing her via mail. Later in the
    •   Installation                                                                      PACIFIC ART LEAGUE
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                                                                                                                                                         battling with her identity, her self-
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                                                                                                                                                         how does she fit in that world?”
                                                                                                                                                            Fortunately, the cast had a dra-

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                                                                                                                                                         them with that world. A dramaturge
                                                                         Encaustic Painting, Magic of Oil Pastels.                                       comes on board to “decode” a play
                                                                                                                                                         for the cast, by gathering back-
                                                                       • Family Art Days 1:30pm-4:00pm
            100 Addison Avenue, at Alma                                                                                                                  ground material so actors can get
                                                                         • Sun, Oct 16;                                                                  context for any references to events,
                    “THE OTHER RED BUILDING”
                                                                         • Sun Nov 13                                                                    dates, or fields pertaining to their
          A unique collection of antique and vintage furniture,                                                                                          characters, Davis said.
          jewelry, silver, art, pottery, ephemera, lighting, toys,       • Sun Dec 11                                                                       Rozell amassed two full note-
            folk art, curios and other items of lasting interest.        • Children and their families                                                   books of information on several top-
             We also welcome quality antiques for consignment.             explore all kinds of fun art                                                  ics such as New York’s Lower East
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    Open 11:00-5:30 daily and by appointment. Closed Tuesdays.                                                                                           fabric swatches and references for a
                                                                                                                                                         local rabbi.
                                                                                                                                                            “You’re dwelling in a specific
                                                                                                                                                         moment of time that inspired the
                                                                                                                                                         playwright,” Davis said. “What
                                   HOLY TRINITY                                                                                                          we’re all trying to do is embody hu-
                                                                                                                                                         man beings that will hopefully res-
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                                                                                                                                                          What: “Intimate Apparel” by
                                                                                                                                                          Lynn Nottage, the third produc-
          Monthly Labyrinth Walk                                                                                                                          tion in TheaterWorks’ 36th sea-
            Free and Open to the public                                                                                                                   Where: Mountain View Center
  Beginning September 4th Trinity will host open                                                                                                          for the Performing Arts, 500
                                                                                                                                                          Castro St.
  labyrinth walks on the 1st Sunday on the month at                                                                                                       When: Through Sept. 18.
  6:00 pm in the Chapel.                                                                                                                                  Show times are Tuesdays at
                                                                                                                                                          7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays through
  Monthly walks will be guided by trained labyrinth                                                                                                       Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at
  facilitators and accompanied by live music.                                                                                                             8 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. per-
                                                                                                                                                          formances on Sept. 3 and Sept.
  Walking the labyrinth is an ancient form of meditation                                                                                                  17); Sundays at 2 p.m. (7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                          only on Aug. 28 and Sept. 11).
  that helps us all experience life as a sacred journey.                                                                                                  “Visual Voice” audio-described
                                                                                                                                                          performances will take place
  No Labyrinth or church experience is necessary.                                                                                                         Sept. 16-17 at 8 p.m. and Sept.
                                                                                                                                                          18 at 2 p.m.
                            All are welcome.                                                                                                              Cost: Tickets are $20-$54; dis-
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Right away, the members of Backlight knew they had something special when they put together the harmonies for the                                                               hours, postage paid.                      used with its permission. Printed in the USA.
Beatles’ “Paperback Writer.” From left, they are: bass player Ned Cameron, 17; drummer Kolby Dauler, 16; guitarist
Austin Brown, 17; guitarist Chris Magnuson, 20 (seated in back); and singer and guitarist Ryan McDermott, 17.
                                                                                                          turing songs written and led vocally
                                                                                                          by each member. Next stop, the big
                                                                                                             “We’re planning college around
                                                                                                          (the band), at least most of us,” Brown
                                                                                                          said. He, McDermott and Cameron
                                                                                                          are seniors in high school, whereas
                                                                                                          Dauler is a junior, and Magnuson is a
                                                                                                          freshman at Foothill College.
                                                                                                             “We’re all still trying to get on the
                                                                                                          same page here,” McDermott said.
                                                                                                          “But I think we all care enough about
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                                                                                                          the band that we want to wait a year
                                                                                                          for Kolby (to finish high school), and
                                                                                                          then we want to go to L.A.”
                                                                                                             But it is not just their professional
                                                                                                          aspirations that set them apart from
                                                                                                          your       stereotypical      pubescent
                                                                                                          “rawk”ers — it is their music.
                                                                                                             Backlight’s sound is centered on
Band founder McDermott, a senior at Palo Alto High School, grins during a                                 the members’ five-part harmonies, as
rehearsal at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto.                                                    well as the piano, an instrument Mc-
                                                                                                          Dermott said is overlooked by most
    Doo-wop and grunge                                                                                    bands these days.
                                                                                                             Brown, a senior at Woodside Prio-
                                                                                                          ry, describes his thoughts concisely:
      Young musicians of Backlight reject typical teen                                                    “Teen bands suck, we don’t.” The                                                       DISCOVER A FRIENDLY,
      ‘scream-o’ style for intergenerational approach
                              by Patricia Bass
                                                                                                          others agree.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  VIBRANT, INCLUSIVE
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         ost teen bands exist thanks to   members are Chris Magnuson, 20, on

M        the universal allure of sex,
         drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.
   In some cases, you end up with no
                                          guitar; Austin Brown, 17, on guitar;
                                          Ned Cameron, 17, on bass; and Kol-
                                          by Dauler, 16, on drums. The band
                                                                                                          vana.” Cameron describes them as
                                                                                                          “scream-o.” In contrast, they say,
                                                                                                          Backlight is aiming for a more adult
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Please join us for Shabbat services
                                                                                                                                                                                                        at Congregation Beth Am on
more than a garage full of musical        plays a mix of alternative, grunge and                             “Teens like us, parents like us,
equipment, an embarrassing song en-       adult rock originals and covers.                                grandparents like us,” Brown said,                                                       Friday evening, September 2nd at 6:00
titled “I Wanna Rock,” and the sub-          McDermott was the only one who                               with McDermott adding “and babies”                                                                         or
sequent realization that the entire       knew of each of the members before-                             in the background.                                                                       Friday evening, September 23rd at 6:00
“band” lacks the talent to do anything    hand, and was the one who organized                                Perhaps their intergenerational fan-
besides goof off.                         their first practice about two years                            base is due to their unconventional
   On the other end of the spectrum       ago.                                                                                                                                                             Join us after the service
                                                                                                          (at least for teens) attitude. Instead of
are bands that exist for purer reasons       “The first day was so awkward,”                              favoring apathy and angst, “we’re                                                              for appetizers and dessert,
than owning a guitar and an amp or        he said. “Everybody knew me, but                                very pro-everything,” the band mem-                                                      meet our clergy and some congregants,
two — like music. A case in point is      nobody knew each other.”                                        bers agreed. Their philanthropic ten-
Backlight, a local band of boys who          But when they managed to put to-                             dencies even include supporting local                                              and learn about Beth Am’s programs and activities.
transcend the stereotype of raucous       gether the complex harmony parts of                             political causes such as the recent
young rock groups.                        the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” with-                           Measure A parcel-tax measure in the                                                               Congregation Beth Am
   For starters, the members were nev-    in the first few hours, the band mem-                           Palo Alto Unified School District.
er friends beforehand.                    bers knew they had something spe-                                  “We played a bit for Measure A at                                                             26790 Arastradero Road
   “For the most part, we got togeth-     cial.                                                           a rally,” McDermott said. At a re-                                                                    Los Altos Hills
er because of the music,” said 17-           Since then, they have performed at                           quest, the band members start snap-
year-old Ryan McDermott, the band’s       Jungle Digital Imaging in Palo Alto,                            ping their fingers in time, and then
founder and a senior at Palo Alto         private parties, and benefits for such                          break out into a five-part harmony of                                                                 Please R.S.V.P.
High School. “Since we’ve been in         causes as AIDS research and tsunami                             a song they wrote for the Measure A                                                                 to Debbie Coutant,
the band we’ve all been pretty tight.”    relief.                                                         campaign.
   Besides McDermott, the (usually)          Now, they are putting together their                                                                                                                  650/493-4661 or
                                                                                                             “Forty kids in every room/class-
lead vocalist and guitarist, the other    first CD, a 15-song compilation fea-                                          (continued on next page)

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                                                                                                              Of course, despite their talent, the       around once, and a middle-aged lady
                                                                  Backlight                                students still have to deal with bal-         recognized us. She was like, ‘Aren’t
                                                                  (continued from previous page)           ancing the band with other pressures          you Backlight?’”
                                                                  room turns into a zoo/teacher wishes     of adolescent life.                             Currently, the band is looking
                                                                  class was small/too many kids, she          “I think for all of us, it has taken a     ahead to a “Battle of the Bands” con-
                                                                  cannot teach them all,” the song be-     toll on our academics,” Brown said            cert at The Pound in San Francisco
                                                                  gins. With soulful “noo-oos” in the      amid sighs and nods of consent from           that is scheduled for Sept. 25. The
                                                                  background, and Motown-esque             the others. “And that doesn’t get us          concert is a competition between the
                                                                  “doo-doos,” the song was a hit with      any good points with the parents.”            bands, and whoever gets the loudest
                                                                  parents and teachers alike, the band        “Austin had to give up soccer for          crowd response wins.
                                                                  says.                                    one season. I remember it was a real-           “This is probably our most impor-
                                                                    “We haven’t played that song in        ly hard decision for him,” Cameron            tant show yet,” McDermott said.■
                                                                  months,” McDermott says after a few      said.
                                                                  stanzas of the impromptu perform-           “Ya, that was cool,” Dauler said,
                                                                  ance. Regardless, all of the Backlight   and the other members seemed simi-             What: Backlight, a band of
                                                                  members have the words memorized,        larly impressed.                               young local musicians
                                                                  and they spend the next 10 minutes          “The band pretty much is your ex-           Where: “Battle of the Bands”
                                                                  perfecting the pitches of the chorus.    tracurriculars,” Cameron said. “I can          concert at The Pound, 100
                                                                                                           barely do the band and have a job at           Cargo Way (Pier 96), San Fran-
                                                                                                           the same time.”                                cisco
                                                                                                              And, of course, there are girls.            When: Sunday, Sept. 25, at
                                                                                                              “I’ve gotten a few (phone) num-             6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                           bers,” Brown said. “But I’m addicted           Cost: Tickets are $10.
                                                                                                           to women.”                                     Info: For ticket information, go
                                                                                                              It’s not just girls, though — the           to or call
                                                                                                           boys like any attention the band can           (415) 826-5009. For informa-
                                                                                                           get.                                           tion about Backlight, go to the
                                                                                                              “We get recognized in public, and           band’s Web site at
                                                                                                           that’s a really cool feeling,” McDer-
                                                                                                           mott said. “Austin and I were walking

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                                                                                                              amount of time. The provision for          for Real Estate advice.
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                                                                                                              allowing for the exchange of land,
                                                                                                              rentals, or business properties as
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   Eating Out
                                                                                                        RESTAURANT REVIEW

                                                                                                                                                               The LuLu’s chopped salad                   berry and lemon, and both tasted
                                                                                                                                                            ($8.95), again, won marks for                 as if the fruit had been picked that
                                                                                                                                                            freshness. It’s a full-meal salad with        morning.
                                                                                                                                                            a well-balanced mix of red- and                  LuLu’s serves its meals in the
                                                                                                                                                            green-leaf lettuce, tomato, Napa              typical taqueria style: You order at
                                                                                                                                                            cabbage, chicken, cilantro, white             the counter on the right, then wait
                                                                                                                                                            corn and roasted pumpkin seeds. It            for your number to be called. In the
                                                                                                                                                            failed to excite us, however, be-             meantime, you can fetch silverware
                                                                                                                                                            cause the dressing was so boring.             and napkins at the salsa bar. The
                                                                                                                                                            Some lime juice and a bit more salt,          day I visited for lunch, I had to pick
                                                                                                                                                            cayenne and cumin would have                  up my order from the counter, but a
                                                                                                                                                            added character.                              server brought the plates to us the
                                                                                                                                                               Another feature than distinguish-          evening we dined there. Eat-in or-
                                                                                                                                                            es LuLu’s is that its food is far less        ders arrive on deep-red ceramic
                                                                                                                                                            greasy than that at most taquerias.           dishes — a definite improvement
                                                                                                                                                            For some of the dishes, such as the           over the plastic chip baskets or pa-
                                                                                                                                                            tamales, this was a plus: We could            per plates of most taquerias.
                                                                                                                                                            enjoy a whole meal without wad-                  Otherwise, LuLu’s offers little
                                                                                                                                                            dling out of the restaurant like              over others when it comes to at-
                                                                                                                                                            stuffed penguins.                             mosphere. Indoors, the ochre walls
                                                                                                                                                               But Mexican food relies on                 and Mexican Christmas star lights
                                                                                                                                                            grease — lard, typically — for                add a festive touch, but the scenery
                                                                                                                                                            much of its flavoring, so the lighter         is overwhelmed by the noise —
                                                                                                                                                            touch in other dishes meant a dull            shouts from children, spoons bang-
                                                                                                                                                            meal. My grilled chicken burrito,             ing against pots, workers calling
                                                                                                                                                            for example, was a cylinder of fla-           out order numbers and plates slap-
                                                                                                                                                            vorless starch: Even the salsa fres-          ping down on the counter.
                                                                                                                                                 Rina Ota

                                                                                                                                                            ca couldn’t save it.                             Outdoors, LuLu’s is quieter, ex-
                                                                                                                                                               And a grilled steak taco provided          cept for the papel picado — the
    Chile poblano plays a starring role at LuLu’s, providing both texture and a subtle, smoky flavor.                                                       dry, chewy meat. The better taco              brightly colored square paper
                                                                                                                                                            on my plate was the one with car-             cutouts — hanging above the ta-
                                                                                                    ture and zest.                                          nitas (slow-roasted pork), which re-          bles on the patio, the scenery con-

        Menlo-style Mexican                                                                            The chile relleno also spotlighted
                                                                                                    the attention LuLu’s pays to fresh
                                                                                                    ingredients. Too often, the chili van-
                                                                                                                                                            tained enough pork fat to lend a
                                                                                                                                                            buttery texture and flavor.
                                                                                                                                                               The burrito and tacos were all
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sists of cars. Customers park just
                                                                                                                                                                                                          inches from the patio, and if you
                                                                                                                                                                                                          happen to sit in front of an empty
                  LuLu’s offers quick, cheap taqueria food                                          ishes in a mound of greasy batter,                      improved with salsas from the                 spot, you look out onto the Alame-
                           for American palates                                                     but the chile poblano at LuLu’s                         LuLu’s salsa bar, from which diners           da traffic.
                                                                                                    ($9.50) had a starring role, provid-                    can help themselves. The bar of-                 But really, eating at a taqueria is
                                      By Mandy Erickson                                             ing both texture and a subtle, smoky                    fers various, and changing, salsas:           not about ambience. When you
                                                                                                    chili flavor. The cheese used to stuff                  grilled tomato and chili, tomatillo,          need a quick, cheap meal, LuLu’s
        very neighborhood needs a                   and kids’ meals. The restaurant is                                                                      a puree of jalapeños. LuLu’s de-              fills the bill admirably. Especially

                                                                                                    the chili was a tad too mild, howev-
        taqueria, a place where you                 also pricier, charging $6.75 for a              er, adding little more than suste-                      scribes the hotness of each, though           when it’s a short jaunt from home. ■
        can take the kids after a soccer            regular burrito and $2.75 for a reg-            nance.                                                  we found that a few described as
  match, grab a burrito when you’re                 ular taco. Diners have to pay for                  The chile relleno, like all platillos,               “fire” barely registered on the
  too tired to cook, or hang out with               chips, too: $2.50 gets you a small              or plates, at LuLu’s, comes with                        tongue. If you’re seeking serious              LuLu’s on the Alameda, 3539
  neighbors over a few Coronas. The                 tin bucket.                                     your choice of black beans, pinto                       heat, try the bottles of habañero sal-         Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo
  food is quick and cheap, and while                   The restaurant’s key attractions             beans or refried, and red or green                      sa, also known as liquid fire, on top          Park; (650) 854-8226
  it’s not haute cuisine, it rarely dis-            are the freshness and quality of its            rice. Red rice is typical Spanish rice,                 of the salsa bar.                              Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  appoints.                                         ingredients. The menu states that all           with a hint of tomato, but the green                       Every taqueria worth its chips of-          Sunday through Wednesday
     West Menlo Park now has its                    LuLu’s food is housemade, and the               rice was full of cilantro flavor.                       fers aguas frescas, or drinks made             and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thurs-
  taqueria: LuLu’s, which opened in                 claim is easy enough to believe. The               The LuLu’s guacamole ($2.75),                        typically of fruit, though they are            day through Saturday.
  April on the corner of Alameda de                 corn tortillas tasted as if they were           similarly, left us without any doubt                    also made from hibiscus flowers
  las Pulgas and Gordon Avenue.                     no more than hours old, and the sal-            as to the source of its ingredients,                    (jamaica), pods of the tamarind tree                Reservations         Banquet
  LuLu’s offers the basics of any                   sa fresca — “fresh sauce” made of               unlike many guacamoles, which                           (tamarindo) or rice and cinnamon
  taqueria: tacos and burritos, chips               raw tomatoes, chilies, onions and                                                                       (horchata). LuLu’s strawberry agua              ✔   Credit cards     ✔   Catering
                                                                                                    cause you to wonder where the
  and salsa, and beer. You won’t find               cilantro — vividly lived up to its              green color came from. LuLu’s lets                      fresca ($2.50) was terrific, with               ✔   Lot Parking      ✔   Outdoor
  sesos (brains), lengua (tongue) or                name.                                           the avocado shine, adding just onion                    much more fruit — meaning less                                           seating
  chorizo among the choices, howev-                    The tamales ($6.25), made of                 and cilantro, and the result is a thick                 water and sugar — than usual.                   ✔   Beer & Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Noise level:
  er; LuLu’s caters to more Ameri-                  pork or chicken, exuded a corn fla-             and avocado-y dip. The chips that                       LuLu’s also offers slushes ($2.50),             ✔   Takeout              High
  can tastes.                                       vor unmarred by too much lard. In-              come with the guacamole are thick                       not traditionally Mexican, but won-
     Otherwise, the menu at LuLu’s is               side, the chicken (the only choice                                                                      derful on a hot day. We tried black-            ✔   Highchairs           Bathroom
                                                                                                    and crisp, with just enough salt.                                                                                                Cleanliness:
  expansive: It offers plates such as               available that day) was a bit dry and                                                                                                                   ✔   Wheelchair           Good
  chicken mole, tamales, enchiladas                 bland, but the generous pile of sal-
  and fajitas as well as salads, soup               sa fresca on the plate added mois-                       ON THE WEB: Hundreds of restaurant reviews at

NOW SERVING                                        $10-$15 $$$ - $15-$20 $$$$ - Above $20           sic décor. Tue.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. $$$$
                                                                                                    (Reviewed January 11, 2002)
                                                                                                                                                            June 6, 2003)                                  Mediterranean Wraps, 425 California Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Palo Alto (650) 321-8189 This hole-in-the-
Following are condensed versions, in alpha-        Marché, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park                                                                  Max’s Opera Cafe, 711 Stanford Shopping
                                                                                                    Marigold, 448 University Ave., Palo Alto                Center, Palo Alto (650) 323-6364 Giant,        wall offers a classic mixture of simple Jor-
betical order, of longer restaurant reviews pub-   (650) 324-9092 Marche’s mission is to                                                                                                                   danian and Lebanese fare mixed with a bit
lished in the Weekly over the past several         serve seasonal cuisine with locally grown        (650) 327-3455 Well-priced Indian classics              New York deli-style sandwiches, steak, pas-
                                                                                                    — samosas, meat and seafood curries,                    ta, salads, seafood, huge desserts. Singing    of Greek. Good, quick Mediterranean food
years. This week’s reviews begin where the list    vegetables, so the menu changes nightly                                                                                                                 at low prices. Daily 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. $ (Re-
ended one week ago.                                and then more dramatically by season.            biryanis and tandoori dishes — served in                waitpersons in the evening. Dinner reserva-
                                                                                                    pleasant surroundings by cordial waiters.               tions on the hour only. Sun.-Thu. 11:30        viewed October 10, 1997)
Price Guide: (Beverages not included in av-        Comfortable is the name of the game at this
erage meal prices) $ - Average meal per            French restaurant, with brown cushiony           Lunch Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sat.-               a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.      Mei Long, 867 E. El Camino Real, Moun-
person less than $10 $$ - Average meal             leather chairs lending a nice touch to a clas-   Sun.: noon-3 p.m.; Dinner Mon.-Fri. 5-10                $$$ (Reviewed January 24, 2003)
                                                                                                    p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 5-11 p.m. $$ (Reviewed                                                                                     (continued on page 17)

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                                                                                                                                       ITALIAN                                         THAI
                                                                                                                               Café Pro Bono 326-1626                        Krung Siam 322-5900
                                                                                                                                 2437 Birch St., Palo Alto                 423 University Ave., Palo Alto
                                                                                                                     Serving a wide variety of traditional dishes with     King of Krung Siam 960-7077
                                                                                                                           a freshness you can see and taste.                194 Castro St., Mtn. View

                                                                                                                                                                              Thaiphoon 323-7700
                                                                                                                              Oregano’s 941-3600                           543 Emerson Ave., Palo Alto
                                                                                                                            4546 El Camino, Los Altos                    Great taste of Thai & Asian cuisine
                                                                                                                       Gourmet Pasta, Pizza. Banquet Rooms                      Outside patio seating
                                                                                                                             Spalti Ristorante 327-9390
                                                                                                                              417 California Ave, Palo Alto
                                                                                                                            Exquisite Food • Outdoor Dining
                                                                                                                                                                               Search a
                                                                                                                                                                           complete listing
                                                                                                                                JAPANESE & SUSHI                                of local
                              AFGHAN & PERSIAN CUISINE                          CHINESE (continued)                            Fuki Sushi 494-9383
                                  Paradise (650) 968-5949                        Hunan Garden 565-8868                      4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto                    restaurant
                                1350 Grant Rd. #15B, Mt. View                   3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto                  Open 7 days a Week                            reviews by
                             Now serving Halal meat, charcoal grilled      Incredible Seafood, Vegetables • 7 days
                              kabobs and daily vegetarian specials                                                                                                         location or type
                                                                                    Ming’s 856-7700
                                                                                                                                       MEXICAN                                of food on
                                                                              1700 Embarcadero East, Palo Alto               Fiesta Del Mar 965-9354
                                          AMERICAN                                               1006 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View  
                                 Armadillo Willy’s 941-2922                                                                  Mexican Cuisine & Cantina
                               1031 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
                                     Range: $5.00-13.00                       New Tung Kee Noodle House                                                                                Palo Alto
                                                                           520 Showers Dr., MV in San Antonio Ctr.        Fiesta Del Mar Too 967-3525                                  o   n   l   i   n   e

                                                                           Voted MV Voice Best ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 & ‘04   735 Villa Street, Mountain View Open Week-
                                                                              Prices start at $3.75 See Coupon           nites to 11pm, Weekends to 12pm
                                   The Duck Club 322-1234
                             100 El Camino Real in the Stanford Park                       947-8888
                           Hotel, Menlo Park. American Regional cuisine
                                                                                                                              Palo Alto Sol 328-8840
                                                                                                                             408 California Ave, Palo Alto
                                                                                 Peking Duck 856-3338                      Huge menu • Homestyle Recipes

                                                                                                                                                                          of the week
                                      Hobee’s 856-6124
                                 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto                2310 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
                                 Also at Town & Country Village,                      We also deliver.
                                       Palo Alto 327-4111                                                                                PIZZA
                                                                                                                              Fandango Pizza 494-2928

                                                                                  Su Hong—Menlo Park
                                                                                  Dining Phone: 323–6852
                                                                                      To Go: 322–4631
                                                                                                                                 3407 Alma, Palo Alto
                                                                                                                                 Live Bluegrass Music
                                                                              Winner, Palo Alto Weekly “Best Of”
                                     Rangoon 325-8146
                                  565 Bryant Street, Palo Alto
                                                                                       8 years in a row!                                                                 Wood-fired pizza
                                 Wonderfully exotic & inexpensive
                                                                                                                             Pizza My Heart 327-9400
                                      11:30-2 Mon-Sat,
                                      5-9:30 Mon-Thurs                         Windy’s (Chinese) 325-3188                    220 University Ave., Palo Alto                4546 El Camino
                                         5-10 Fri & Sat                        168 University Ave., Palo Alto                    Range: $1.50-16.50
                                                                             Award-winning food. Catering/To Go                                                            at San Antonio
                                             CAFES                                                                            Pizza Chicago 424-9400
                                                                                                                                                                          (650) 941-3600
                                                                                         FRENCH                             4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
                                                                                    Chez TJ 964-7466                         This IS the best pizza in town
                                                                                 938 Villa St., Mountain View                                                            COMPLIMENTARY
                                    Crepes Cafe 473-0506                     Tues-Sat Dinners only 5:30-9:00pm                                                            BRUSCHETTA
                                   1195 Merril St., Menlo Park            “Outrageously good” New French-American
                                     Corner Oak Grove Ave.                           fare —Zagat 2003                        Ramona’s Pizza 322-2181
                                      Mon-Sat 8am-9pm                                                                          2313 Birch St., Palo Alto                   with your entreé.
                                      Sunday 8am-4pm                                                                     Free Delivery • N.Y. Hand-Spun Pizza
                                                                                                                                                 One order per table.
                                                                                          INDIAN                                                                             Must present coupon.
                                                                                 Cafe Bombay 948-9463                                                                        Offer expires 9/9/05
                                                                                 4546 El Camino, Los Altos                            SEAFOOD                                                               PAW
                                           CHINESE                                     at San Antonio
                                                                               Lunch, Dinner, Buffets every day              Cook’s Seafood 325-0604
                                  Chef Chu’s (650) 948-2696
                                                                                                                            751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
                                   1067 N. San Antonio Road
                                                                                                                                 Seafood Dinners from
                              on the corner of El Camino, Los Altos
                                                                                                                                    $5.95 to $9.95
                                 2002 Zagat: “Gold Standard in               Darbar Indian Cuisine 321-6688
                                     Fresh Chinese Cuisine.”                  129 Lytton, Downtown Palo Alto
                                                                              Lunch Buffet M-F; Open 7 days

                                     Jing Jing 328-6885                                                                             VEGETARIAN
                                   443 Emerson St., Palo Alto               Janta Indian Restaurant 462-5903          Garden Fresh Asian Cuisine 961-7795
                          Spicy Szechwan, Hunan, Food To Go, Delivery        369 Lytton Ave., Downtown Palo Alto         1245 W. El Camino, Mountain View
                                              Lunch Buffet M-F; Organic Veggies         Open Daily • Lunch • Dinner • To Go

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                                                                  Eating Out
                                                    Not the place for a quiet meal. Sit at the sushi     purely Japanese about Naomi Sushi. The
(continued from page 15)
                                                    bar and watch the plates of raw fish creations       short menu has classic bento boxes, chicken,
tain View (650) 961-4030 Excellent Chinese          float by. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.         vegetarian, grilled salmon and chef’s specials,
food with some exotic twists served in tradi-       11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.;         teriyakis like beef sirloin, chicken, or unaju
tional style in an atmosphere of understated        Sun. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $$ (Reviewed Janu-           (cooked eel over rice). Tue.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-
elegance and formal service. Stylized wine          ary 2, 2004)                                         2:30 p.m.; Tue.-Thu. 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 5-
menu to suit each entree. Lunch Mon.-Fri.           Naomi Sushi Pasta Grill, 1328 El Camino              10 p.m. $$$ (Reviewed December 26, 1997)
11:30-2 p.m.; Dinner daily 5-9:30 p.m. $$$          Real, Menlo Park (650) 321-6902 Despite                               (continued on next page)
(Reviewed March 31, 2000)                           its East/West aspirations, there is plenty that’s

Mikado, 161 Main St., Los Altos (650) 917-
8388 In addition to a full sushi bar, the casual-
ly elegant Mikado also serves a tantalizing ar-
ray of Japanese cuisine, from the tried-and-
true teriyaki dishes to some more exotic de-
lights. Lunch Tue.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Din-                                                                              HOUSE
ner Tue.-Sun. 5-9:30 p.m. $ (Reviewed Janu-            520 Showers Dr., MTN VIEW (Inside San Antonio Shopping Center)
ary 26, 1996)                                                                            (650) 947-8888
Mike’s Cafe Etc., 2680 Middlefield Road,
Palo Alto (650) 473-6453 Owner Mike Wal-
lau has been in the restaurant business for a                            1 FREE THAI ICED TEA                                                                                      Specialize in hot and spicy dishes
                                                                                                                                                                                   (mild also available)
quarter century and has decided simply to                                 with $5.00 minimum purchase                                                                              Banquet and catering are available
serve his favorite dishes at his popular Mid-                              Available with coupon only. Expires 8/31/05                                                             Call for special banquet and catering menu
town eatery. Many of the dishes are Italian. A
second location is at 150 Middlefield Road in
Menlo Park. Palo Alto hours are Mon.-Fri. 11
a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Menlo
Park hours are Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;
Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $$ (Reviewed July
                                                            Japanese Food to Go!
3, 1998)
Milagros, 1099 Middlefield Road, Redwood                           DELIVERY                             *
                                                                                                            or Take-Out
City (650) 369-4730 Milagros transports you                              *min, Order $20
south of the border. It’s a fun place to hang,
with a huge patio conducive to drinking mar-
garitas. Go for the drinks because the Mexi-
                                                                                                                                                                  Reservations Always Accepted
can cuisine here is typically flat. Lunch Mon.-
Sat. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thu. 5-
10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m.; Sun. 5:30-9
p.m. $$ (Reviewed October 19, 2001)
                                                                                                                                6       25                    Award Winning German-Style Lagers
                                                                                                                                                                  Premium Liquors 7 Beverages
Miramar Beach Restaurant, 131 Miranda
Road, Half Moon Bay (650) 726-9053 You                                                                  • Special Combo Obento                                        Fresh Squeezed Juices
can’t get any closer to the beach than this his-                                                        • Sushi • Combo Sushi                                      New Specialty Drink Menu
toric restaurant. We wish we could say the                                                              • Vegetarian sushi
food rises to the level of the scenery, but you
can’t have everything. Reservations are a                                                                Lunch & Dinner Available
                                                                                                                                                              Daily Food Specials • Children’s menu
must. Evening entertainment is provided in the
piano bar. Mon.-Fri. 12-3:30 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.;
                                                                                                                                                           Sunday - Wednesday 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Sat. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4:30-9:30 p.m.; Sun.                      CALL NOW! 650 323-9449                                                                   Thursday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4:30-9 p.m. $$-$$$ (Re-
viewed July 27, 2001)                                                          M I Y A K E                                                                     640 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA
Miyake, 140 University Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 323-9449 Hip, raucous, crowded,                 140 University Ave, Palo Alto •                                                                (650) 323-7723
generous sushi in dizzying array of options.                                      We accept Visa & Mastercard

                                                                                                                                           Announcing the opening of our new
                                                                                                                        Poolside BB Brazilian Barbeque Restaurant.
                                                                                                                        Come and taste food inspired from rustic Brazilian
                                                                                                                        style churassco with masterfully prepared meats in
                                                                                                                            combination with tropical fruits & exotic spices.
                                                                                                                       Surrounded by mosaic tiled tables mounted on oak
                                                                                                                              wine barrels, enjoy Basque style service with a
                                                                                                                                    variety of accompaniments & side dishes.
                                                                                                                              Come & Taste the Cabaña Experience!

                     4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

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                                                                                                                                             Eating Out
  The San Francisco elegance                                                               Le Pot au Feu
                                                                                                    RESTAURANT FRANCAIS
      without the drive.                                                                           20% off                         (continued from previous page)
                                                                                                                                   Navio at the Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramonte
  Voted most excellent Italian Restaurant in Silicon Valley.                                  up to 6 guests with this ad          Point Road, Half Moon Bay (650) 712-
                  – Silicon Valley Concierge Association                                                                           7000 This elegant coastal newcomer has
                                                                                             the primo view of Half Moon Bay, situated at
                                                                                              Dinner 5-9:30 • Tues-Sun             the southern end, high up on a cliff. The
                                                                                                                                   main dining room offers three square meals
                                                                                     1149 El Camino- Menlo Park - 650.322.4343     per day of nouveau American dishes with a
                                                                                                                                   California twist, plus a $55 prix fixe weekend
                                                                                                                                   brunch. Daily 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. $$$$ (Re-
                                                                                                                                   viewed July 27, 2001)

                                                                  MANDARIN GOURMET                                                 Neiman Marcus Cafe, 400 Stanford Shop-
                                                                                                                                   ping Center, Palo Alto (650) 329-3329 This
                                                                                                                                   white tablecloth affair seems to have seen
                                                                  R     E    S       T      A       U      R       A       N   T   better days. Although service is doting, the
  Serving Lunch & Dinner                                                    Classy Dining Experience & Fine Healthy Food           menu has terminology issues, misleading cus-
                                                                                                                                   tomers on certain dishes — a “souffle” could
  ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT DINING                                                                                                      show up as a crispy meringue or as a Jello
        • Unique Flambé entreés                                       Voted best Chinese food in 2004 by                           salad. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-
  Tues • Spinach Caesar Salad                                                                                                      4 p.m. $$ (Reviewed March 22, 2002)
 -Friday • Cherries Jubilee                                               Palo Alto Weekly readers.                                New Kapadokia, 2399 Broadway St., Red-
                                                                                                                                   wood City (650) 368-5500 Owner Celal Al-
        ALL PREPARED TABLE SIDE                                                                                                    pay has created a welcoming, family-style
                                                                             Curbside pick-up • Valet parking                      restaurant that is one of the Peninsula’s
                                                                                                                                   most authentic Turkish restaurants. The
                                                                                 420 Ramona, Palo Alto                             menu is replete with many traditional dishes
                                                                                                                                   and nearly all of the ingredients are home-
      DINNER & DANCING TO:                                                         (between University & Lytton)                   made. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and
       • Richard Geib & Kaye DeVries                                                650-328-8898                                   5-9:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                   (Reviewed November 1, 2002)
  Fri • Gypsy Violine & Tibor Yelena
                                         EXCITING ALL NEW MENU!     
                                                                                                                                   Noah’s Bagels, 278 University Ave., Palo
                                                                                                                                   Alto (650) 473-0751 A Noah’s shop is a
                                                                                                                                   slick combination of schmaltz and kitsch
      TEL: 408.734.5323 • 1228 Reamwood Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
        Off Tasman between Lawrence Expwy & Great America Pkwy
                                                                            Delivery Available                                     dear to the heart of any former New Yorker.
                                                                                                                                   Although it serves a variety of steamed
                                                                                                                                   bagels, when it comes to flavors, Noah’s is
                                                                                                                                   pretty straight-laced. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-5:30
                                                                                                                                   a.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                   $ (Reviewed July 25, 2003)
                                                                                                                                   Noah’s Bagels, 1049-G El Monte Ave.,
                                                                                                                                   Mountain View (650) 969-6336 A Noah’s

   Have You Booked Your Holiday Party?
                                                                  THE WAIT IS OVER!                                                shop is a slick combination of schmaltz and
                                                                                                                                   kitsch dear to the heart of any former New
                                                                                                                                   Yorker. There’s a variety of steamed bagels,
                                                                                                                                   but when it comes to flavors, Noah’s is pret-
                                                                      PLEASE COME AND ENJOY                                        ty straight-laced. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. - 5:30
                                                                                                                                   p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-4
                                                                                                                                   p.m. $ (Reviewed July 25, 2003)

                                                                      OUR NEW COCKTAIL LOUNGE                                      Noah’s Bagels, 1067 El Camino Real,
                                                                                                                                   Redwood City (650) 299-9050 A Noah’s
                                                                                                                                   shop is a slick combination of schmaltz and
                                                                                                                                   kitsch dear to the heart of any former New
                                                                       AND FRONT OYSTER BAR                                        Yorker. There’s a variety of steamed bagels,
                                                                                                                                   but when it comes to flavors, Noah’s is pret-
                                                                                                                                   ty straight-laced. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-5:30
                                                                                                                                   p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-4
                                                                                                                                   p.m. $ (Reviewed July 25, 2003)
                                                                                                                                   Nola, 535 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650)

                                                                              Now open                                             328-2722 Southwestern, Cajun, Creole and
                                                                                                                                   Caribbean-fusion restaurant and bar boasts
                                                                                                                                   a festive atmosphere. Creative drink spe-
                                                                                                                                   cials include a New Orleans-style hurricane.
                                                                                                                                   Pleasant outdoor patio. Mon.-Thu. 11:30
                                                                            HAPPY OYSTER HOUR                                      a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat.
                                                                                                                                   4-11 p.m.; Sun. 5:30-9 p.m. $$$ (Reviewed
                                                                                                                                   June 4, 2004)
                                                                               M-F, 3-6 P.M.                                       Nordstrom Cafe, 550 Stanford Shopping
                                                                                                                                   Center, Palo Alto (650) 323-5111 Shock-
    Enjoy Your Special Event in an Elegant
                                                                      IN OUR CANTINA AND OYSTER BAR                                ingly good prices, an array of enjoyable sal-
                                                                                                                                   ads, attentive service and a comfortable en-
       and Sophisticated Surrounding                                                                                               vironment shine at this cafe located on the
                                                                                                                                   second floor of Nordstrom’s. Mon.-Sat. 10
                                                                                                                                   a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $ (Re-
     Banquet Room, Receptions, Corporate Functions                                                                                 viewed March 22, 2002)
                            Seating up to 240                                                                                      Nouveau Trattoria, 541 Bryant St., Palo
                                                                                                                                   Alto (650) 327-0132 Dine French or Italian
                                                                                                     style. Pasta, pizza, salade Nicoise. Five-
                                                                                                                                   course, family-style Basque dinners nightly.
                                                                                                                                   Outdoor seating, dimly lighted, romantic
                         A Perfect Place For:                                                                                      dining room. Wed.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. $$$
        Business Meetings • Luncheon & Dinner Parties                                                                              (Reviewed July 9, 1999)
                                                                                                                                   Old Pro Sports Grill, 2865 El Camino Real,
    Rehearsal Dinners • Special Occasions • No Room Charge                                                                         Palo Alto (650) 325-2070 Palo Alto’s old-
                                                                                                                                   est bar-restaurant combination, the Old Pro
                                                                                                                                   offers 20 television sets that broadcast
                                                                                                                                   every sporting event you can imagine. Add
                                                                                                                                   to that suds, grub, and jillions of sports
                                                                                                                                   memorablia items and what you have is a
                                                                                                                                   local landmark. A second location is at 541
                                                                                                                                   Ramona St. in downtown Palo Alto; (650)
                                                                               EAT FISH,                                           326-1446. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.;
                                                                                                                                   Sat. and Sun. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Opens
                                                                                                                                   early for games during football season.) $$
                                                                            YOUR HEART WILL                                        (Reviewed October 4, 2002)
                                                                                                                                   Old Pro Sports Grill, 541 Ramona St., Palo
                                                                                                                                   Alto (650) 326-1446 The painted motto on
                                                                            LOVE YOU FOR IT!                                       the window proudly reads, “House of Pro-
                RISTORANTE                                                                                                         tein” and it is not false advertising. Don’t
                                                                                                                                   come here on a diet unless it’s Atkins. Great

               DON GIOVANNI                                                                                                        ribs and beef brisket are smoked on the
                                                                                                                                   premises, and steak bites and burgers are
                                                                                                                                   the main attraction. Gilroy garlic fries were,
      Mon-Fri 5-10pm • Sat-Sun 11am-11pm • Lunch Served Daily            3150 EL CAMINO REAL                                       however, in need of more garlic. There’s not
                                                                                                                                   a bad seat in the house, as some 30 televi-
         235 Castro Street • Mountain View • 650-961-9749
                                                                      PALO ALTO • (650) 493-9188                                   sion sets make sure you don’t miss a play
                                                                                                                                   while you eat. If the game goes into over-
                                                                                                                                   time, be sure to order s’mores to share.
                                                                                                                                   Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.;

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                                  WOODSIDE – Located in the heart of                                             LOS ALTOS HILLS – Create the ultimate
         Kyra                     Woodside, this breathtaking 20+/-acre
                                                                                            Alan                 private estate on 8+/-acre site with 5bd/3.5ba
       Gebhardt                   property provides an idyllic setting for a
                                  country estate. Offered for sale only three
                                                                                           Dunckel               home that could be updated or remodeled.
                                                                                                                 Five minute drive to 280. Helicopter pad.
         650.543.1188             times over the last 100 years.                           650.543.1074                                             $17,900,000                                              $29,500,000

         Susan                    SARATOGA – Pristine 33+/-acre equestrian
                                  estate. Move your horses to this exquisite
                                                                                             Jenny               LOS ALTOS HILLS – Spectacular large lot
                                                                                                                 with incredible landscaping. Dramatic
        Furstman                  equestrian estate, 15 minutes from                          Teng               architectural design. Six suites and guest
                                  Woodside.                                                                      house with two suites. Park like setting.
         650.434.4331                                              $16,995,000             650.543.1023                                           Call for Price                                                         

                                  LOS ALTOS HILLS – This stunning one-year                                       LOS ALTOS HILLS – Build your dream estate
           Grace                  old home privately situated on 2.68+/-acres
                                                                                             Holly               on this private and serene 8.5+/-acre site.
            Wu                    with spectacular views of the Bay hills and
                                  City lights. 5bd/4+ba. Premier finishes.
                                                                                             Wilke               A 2bd/2ba ranch is located on the property.
                                                                                                                 Terrific city and Bay views.
        650.543.1086              Palo Alto schools.                                       650.543.1119                                             $4,900,000

                               | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                              | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                                | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
     A P R C O U N T I E S | Sa n t a C l a r a | Sa n M a t e o | Sa n Fr a n c i s c o | A l a m e d a | C o n t r a C o s t a | M o n t e r e y | Sa n t a C r u z

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                         PALO ALTO – Recently completed French
    Sherry               inspired chateau offers a magnificent                        Ali                   MENLO PARK – Country French. 5bd/6ba +
                                                                                                            office, new construction with state-of-the-art
    Bucolo               13500+/-sf lot near Walter Hays Elementary
                         and Lucie Stern. Spacious floor plan
                                                                                    Mortazavi               kitchen. Beautiful craftsmanship. Building
                                                                                                            is 5800+/-sf. Completion by November 2005.
   650.543.1060          features 4bd/4ba and den.                                    650.543.1207                                           Call for Price                                           $4,250,000     

                                                                                    Quetzal Grimm

     Cathy               LOS ALTOS HILLS – Charming 5bd/4.5ba
                         Mediterranean on approximately 1.5 acres.
                                                                                                            PORTOLA VALLEY – Located in the
                                                                                                            prestigious community of Blue Oaks, this
     Chao                Beautiful lot with enchanting views of the                                         fabulous custom built 5500+/-sf home is
                         Bay and the rolling hills. Palo Alto schools.                                      nestled upon 2.5+/-acres.
   650.543.1089                                              $3,998,000              Diane Chesler                                            $3,995,000                                                                      650.434.4321

                                                                                                            ATHERTON – 4 bedroom, 4 bath
   Sharon &              PALO ALTO – Romantic formal gardens
                         surround this elegant rose-covered Tudor.
                                                                                      Sunny                 Lindenwood home on nearly an acre. Two
    George               2bd/2.5ba, library/3rd bedroom, chef’s                       Dykwel                master suites, formal rooms plus family
    Gerbing              kitchen, mini-gym/sauna, 4 fireplaces.                                             room overlooking pool and patio.
   650.543.1083          By appointment only.                                        650.543.1087           Represented buyer.
                                                            $3,250,000                                               $3,450,000

                      | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                     | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                       | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
A P R C O U N T I E S | Sa n t a C l a r a | Sa n M a t e o | Sa n Fr a n c i s c o | A l a m e d a | C o n t r a C o s t a | M o n t e r e y | Sa n t a C r u z

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                                  ATHERTON – Dramatically designed
         Shari                    3bd/3.5ba home on magnificent, private                     Sherry              PALO ALTO – Prime Old Palo Alto. Stunning
                                                                                                                 4bd/3ba + separate office. High end
        Ornstein                  park-like grounds. House is currently
                                  3650+/-sf and could be remodeled/expanded
                                                                                             Bucolo              remodel while maintaining 1930’s charm.
                                                                                                                 Picturesque large 11250+/-sf lot with
        650.543.1077              using town approved plans. Los Lomitas                   650.543.1060          pool/spa. Just two blocks to Walter Hays          schools.                                              Elementary.
                                                                    $3,295,000                                                                      $3,200,000

      Barbara                     LOS ALTOS HILLS – Fabulous 5bd/4ba
                                  hillside home adorned by terraced grounds,
                                                                                           Susan                 SARATOGA – Serenely nestled on a quiet
                                                                                                                 cul-de-sac, the traditional brick work and
     Zuckerwise                   level lawn areas, and a stunning array of               Furstman               extensive gardens that envelope this home
                                  amenities. Master suite with office, gourmet                                   are the framework for the elegance that
         650.543.1095             kitchen, and formal DR.                                  650.434.4331          awaits you.                                                       
                                                                    $2,990,000                                                                       $2,988,000

                                 ATHERTON – Over 1+/-acre of park-like
          Sunny                  living in prestigious Atherton. 5 bedrooms,                Sunny                ATHERTON – Contemporary 5bd/3ba home
                                                                                                                 with spacious, light-filled floor plan in
          Dykwel                 3 baths, new kitchen, formal dining, large
                                 living room with fireplace, family room.
                                                                                            Dykwel               desirable Lindenwood. Vast lawn, huge
                                                                                                                 pool, and beautiful redwoods edge this
        650.543.1087             Pool.                                                     650.543.1087          nearly 1+/-acre property.                                              $2,548,000                                            Call for Price

                               | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                              | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                                | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
     A P R C O U N T I E S | Sa n t a C l a r a | Sa n M a t e o | Sa n Fr a n c i s c o | A l a m e d a | C o n t r a C o s t a | M o n t e r e y | Sa n t a C r u z

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                         PALO ALTO – Extraordinary 4 year old,
    Teresa               3000+/-sf Tudor in Professorville. Short                       Diana               CUPERTINO – Peaceful 6000+/-sf hillside
                                                                                                            estate with 7bd/6ba on 5+/-acres. Large
   Budzich               distance to Community Center and
                         Downtown. Top Palo Alto schools. Unique,
                                                                                       Langley              decks and patios for entertaining. Cupertino
                                                                                                            schools. Perfect as corporate retreat.
   650.543.1044          charming detailing, wired for music,                         650.543.1065                                             $2,399,000       phone/DSL and cable.                              




                         PALO ALTO – Spacious 5bd/4.5ba almost
      Suzie              new home. Three stories of spectacular
                                                                                       Colleen              PALO ALTO – Inviting Crescent Park classic.
                                                                                                            5bd/3ba home, expanded and remodeled
      Provo              living space. New carpets, lovely hardwood
                         floors. Gourmet kitchen. Beautiful slate
                                                                                       Foraker              yet retaining its original warmth and charm,
                                                                                                            with beautifully cultivated gardens.
   650.543.1020          floors.                                                      650.543.1043                                           Call for Price                                          $2,395,000      

                         LOS ALTOS – Elegant, modern and                                                    PALO ALTO – Charming 1920’s California
    Ernesto              sophisticated, this wonderful 4bd/3ba home
                                                                                       Colleen              bungalow fully remodeled with 3bd/4ba, a
    Nassau               is located at the end of a cul-de-sac.
                         Separate family and dining rooms.
                                                                                       Foraker              gourmet kitchen, and expansive master suite
                                                                                                            including sitting area and fireplace.
   650.543.1040          16552+/-sf lot.                                              650.543.1043                                              $2,275,000                                            $2,295,000    

                      | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                     | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                       | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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                                  MENLO PARK – Remodeled Craftsman gem
          David                   on gorgeous 9100+/-sf lot. 3bd/2ba and
                                                                                            Pamela               MENLO PARK – A spacious retreat near town
                                                                                                                 with large skylights, vaulted ceilings and a
          Olerich                 guest cottage. Features include hardwood,
                                  granite, marble, walnut cabinets, “Smart
                                                                                             Culp                flowing floor plan. There are walls of
                                                                                                                 windows and French doors to facilitate
        650.543.1059              House” wiring. Cat 5, fiber-optics and                   650.543.1051          indoor/outdoor living. 4bd/3ba. Mature          Ethernet, a rare combination.                           garden/pool.
                                                                     $2,195,000                                                                      $2,295,000

                                                                                           Nancy Mott

                                                                                                                 LOS GATOS – Lovely Bay and City views
          Alan                    LOS ALTOS HILLS – Top of the world views
                                  from this 3 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary                                       from beautifully remodeled 4bd/2.5ba home
         Dunckel                  home on approximately 1.02 acres built in
                                  1966. The new owner can remodel or build
                                                                                                                 set upon 1.8+/-acres. Over $330,000 worth
                                                                                                                 of improvements. Chef designed expansive
         650.543.1074             new.                                                    Sandy Harris           eat-in kitchen.                                         Call for Price            650.543.1071                                            $1,999,000



                                 MENLO PARK – Golfers special. Beautiful                                         PALO ALTO – Crescent Park classic ranch
          Joe                    6bd/3.5ba home on the third fairway of
                                                                                           Sharon &
                                                                                                                 offers three spacious bedrooms, updated
         Merkert                 Sharon Heights Country Club. Separate
                                 dining and family rooms. Beautiful view of                 Gerbing
                                                                                                                 kitchen, large back yard with lovely pool,
                                                                                                                 putting green and more.
        650.543.1156             western hills and golf course. Large lot.                 650.543.1083                                           Call for Price                                            $1,999,000  

                               | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                              | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                                | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
     A P R C O U N T I E S | Sa n t a C l a r a | Sa n M a t e o | Sa n Fr a n c i s c o | A l a m e d a | C o n t r a C o s t a | M o n t e r e y | Sa n t a C r u z

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Lydia Kou &              PALO ALTO – Immaculate Barron Park                         Nita Miller             PALO ALTO – Expanded and rebuilt in 1992.
                         5+bd/4ba two-story home. Spacious and                                              Main house has 4bd/3ba, separate DR, den.
John St Clair            bright bedrooms, formal living and dining                  & Pat Miller            Mature landscaping. Detached 2-car garage
                         rooms. Elegant entry foyer, family room,                     650.543.1215          with bonus room and bath.
   650.543.1011          2-car garage. Palo Alto schools.                                                                                   $1,850,000                                                           
                                                          Call for Price    

      Mani               PALO ALTO – Two-story with sets of
                         white columns, built in 2001, 4 bedrooms
                                                                                    Stephanie               PALO ALTO – Charming 4+bd/2.5ba 1930’s
                                                                                                            Spanish style home, plus 1bd/1ba cottage
      Sheik              3 bathrooms, living room with fireplace,                   De Wames                on large 13000+/-sf lot. 5th bd/study creates
                         separate dining room, vaulted ceiling,                                             second story master retreat.
   650.543.1168          family room/kitchen, hardwood floors.                        650.543.1078                                             $1,695,000                                           $1,700,000    

                                                                                       Brian &
                         PALO ALTO – Desirable Old Palo Alto.                                               PALO ALTO – This expansive ranch-style
    Sherry               Delightful Tudor offers 2+ bedrooms,                         Imogene               home is situated on a large sun-dappled lot
    Bucolo               attached studio with kitchen and bath easily
                         converted to 3bd/2ba. The 7500+/-sf lot
                                                                                     Chancellor             with a Mary Gordon designed rear garden.
                                                                                                            Amenities: eat-in kitchen, FR, and a formal
   650.543.1060                                                                       650.543.1152
                         features patios, gardens, deck and detached                                        dining room.                                                          
                         two-car garage.                                   

                      | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                     | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                       | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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                                PALO ALTO – Spacious, 2-story home,                                             PORTOLA VALLEY – Spacious 4 bedroom,
           Grace                5bd/2.5ba, FR, DR, 2600+/-sf of living area.
                                                                                           Connie               3 bath home on a flat 10725+/-sf lot.
            Wu                  Updated. Dual pane windows. Large
                                kitchen, new paint-interior/exterior.
                                                                                           Linton               Country kitchen, family room. 2 master
                                                                                                                suites. New bathrooms. Located near
        650.543.1086            Beautiful landscape.                                      650.543.1037          Windy Hill and Corte Madera School.                                              Call for Price                                       Call for Price


             Ling               PALO ALTO – I represented the Buyer. If you
                                would like to know what this home sold for,
                                                                                           Denise               PALO ALTO – Lovely, two-story home in
                                                                                                                desirable Midtown Palo Alto. 4bd/2.5ba,
             Lau                please call me. Charming older 3bd/2ba                     Simons               separate family room with fireplace,
                                home. Excellent location in Southgate.                                          hardwood floors, inside laundry and
        650.543.1055            Large corner lot. Hardwood floors, separate               650.543.1104          2-car garage.
          dining room, Fireplace in living room.                                                   $1,595,000

          Judy Ellis

                                MENLO PARK – Terrific opportunity to own                                        BERKELEY – Beautiful historical church
                                investment property or build new. 3-units
                                                                                         Benyam                 constructed in the late 1800’s with seating
                                with a detached 1-car garage on R2 9350+/-sf
                                lot. Large 1bd/1ba cottage, plus spacious
                                                                                         Mulugeta               for 150-200 people. Also has Assembly Hall
                                                                                                                and two-story Sunday School along with
       Inge Angiletta           studio and quaint 1bd/1ba cottage in back.                650.543.1010          living quarters.
                                                                  $1,595,000                                             $1,590,000

                             | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                            | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                              | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
    A P R C O U N T I E S | Sa n t a C l a r a | Sa n M a t e o | Sa n Fr a n c i s c o | A l a m e d a | C o n t r a C o s t a | M o n t e r e y | Sa n t a C r u z

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                         PALO ALTO – The Buyer of this beautiful                                            LOS ALTOS – Natural light filled 2bd/2.5ba
    Connie               Community Center 4bd/3ba home was
                                                                                    Lydia Kou &
                                                                                                            home with office and solarium family room.
    Linton               represented by Connie Linton. If you want to               John St Clair           Formal entry, living room and dining room.
                         sell your home, let Connie know at                           650.543.1011          Granite countertops in kitchen and baths.
   650.543.1037          650.543.1137.                                                                      2-car attached garage, central A/C.



      Greg               SAN MATEO – Completely remodeled
                         4bd/3ba home with spectacular panoramic
                                                                                       Kyra                 MENLO PARK –Brimming with cottage
                                                                                                            charm, updated 4bd/2ba home in desirable
     Celotti             views to San Francisco. Ideal cul-de-sac                    Gebhardt               Allied Arts. Light-filled home with high-
                         location with gorgeous yards and easy                                              coved ceilings, remodeled kitchen and
   650.543.1114          access to Highways 92 and 280.                               650.543.1188          spectacularly landscaped grounds.                                      Call for Price                                              $1,398,000



                         REDWOOD CITY – Discover one of Redwood                                             PALO ALTO – 3bd/2ba perfect floor plan for
   Jolaine               City’s best kept secrets at this stylish retreat
                                                                                         Delia              family living with an open kitchen and
  Woodson                overlooking splendid City lights and Bay
                         views. 2bd/2.5ba within this private gated
                                                                                          Fei               family room. Remodeled . Beautiful
                                                                                                            hardwood floors. New interior and exterior
   650.543.1150          community of Alverno Hill.                                   650.543.1025          painting.                                              $1,325,000                                                $1,205,000

                      | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                     | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                       | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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         Suzie Provo

                                PALO ALTO – 3bd/2ba home in the desirable                                       MENLO PARK – Two fabulous townhomes
                                Green Acres neighborhood. Landscaped
                                                                                           Pamela               currently under construction. The lot is
                                grounds provide comfortable outdoor living
                                and room for expansion. Close to parks,
                                                                                            Culp                wooded and delightful and the units are
                                                                                                                close to town. Each unit has 3bd/2.5ba and
                                bike trails and schools (Juana Briones,                   650.543.1051          appointments are of the finest quality.
                                Terman Middle and Gunn High).                                                                                   Call for Price
                                                                 Call for Price

        George                  PALO ALTO – Spacious ranch style 3bd/2ba
                                home on a tranquil cul-de-sac location in
                                                                                          Denise                PALO ALTO – A charming Dutch door opens
                                                                                                                to the central patio of this sunlit Atrium style
       Abraham                  prime Midtown. Formal LR with vaulted                     Simons                Eichler. 4bd/2.5ba of approximately
                                skylight, separate FR, DR adjoins kitchen,                                      2008+/-sf located at the end of a small cul-
        650.543.1067            beautiful hardwood floors, 2-car garage.
                                                                                          650.543.1104          de-sac.                                                                                                       $1,195,000

      Monica Corman

                                PALO ALTO – Luxury living at The Hamilton.                                      PALO ALTO – Classic 1910 Palo Alto
                                This pristine and spacious (1825+/-sf)                    Jeremy                bungalow located downtown close to
                                3bd/2.5ba condominium offers classic living
                                on one floor; two master suites plus an
                                                                                         Lindston               transportation, theatre, fine dining.
                                                                                                                3 bedrooms, 2 updated bathrooms.
     Jennifer DeGolia           additional bedroom; superb amenities                     650.543.1053           Beautifully remodeled kitchen. Magnificent
                                including dining room meal service, heated            honey fir floors.
        650.543.1212         pool, and 24-hour security.      $1,195,000                                                                         $1,150,000

                             | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                            | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                              | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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R E D E F I N I N G Q U A L I T Y S I N C E 19 9 0
Reading between the emotional line makes the
difference between finding a house and a home.


 Monica Corman

                         PALO ALTO – Coming in September: Very                                              MENLO PARK – Charming 3bd/2ba home is
                         charming, remodeled and expanded 3bd/2ba
                                                                                       Pamela               inviting and warm. Meandering brick
                         home on nicely landscaped lot in great Palo
                         Alto location.
                                                                                        Culp                pathway and romantic brick patio among the
                                                                                                            redwoods. Legal 1bd/1ba apartment over
Jennifer DeGolia                                        Call for Price                650.543.1051          the detached garage is ideal for extended
  650.543.1212                                                                       family, au pair or extra income.                                                                                                                              $1,095,000

      Joe                MENLO PARK – Sharon Heights Townhouse
                         on 18th Hole of Sharon Heights Country
                                                                                          Ali               MOUNTAIN VIEW – Cuernavaca’s largest
                                                                                                            model “F” 4bd/2.5ba. 2493+/-sf home with
     Merkert             Club. Four bedrooms, 2 baths, living room                        Rad               high ceilings and crown moldings,
                         with fireplace, dining room with built-in                                          remodeled kitchen with appliances, large
   650.543.1156          cabinetry, new roof, heating and A/C.
                                                                                      650.543.1105          separate family room with wet bar.                                                                                                     $1,049,000

                                                                                                            MENLO PARK – Dramatic 3-level townhome.
 Lydia Kou &             SUNNYVALE – Elegantly remodeled
                         5bd/2.5ba + family room and attached 2-car
                                                                                      Barbara               3bd/2.5ba. 2-story wall of windows in LR.
 John St Clair           garage. Located in cul-de-sac. New baths,                     Smith                Separate DR or FR. Eat-in kitchen. Private
                         new kitchen with stainless steel appliances,                                       location. Private park with pool.
   650.543.1011                                                                       650.543.1191                                             $943,000
                         new floors.
                                                          Call for Price   

                      | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                     | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                       | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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                                                                                                                      Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Page 29

    R E D E F I N I N G Q U A L I T Y S I N C E 19 9 0
    Reading between the emotional line makes the
    difference between finding a house and a home.







          Estela                 MENLO PARK – Charming 2bd/2ba home in                                           MOUNTAIN VIEW – This 2 bedroom, 2 bath
                                 the Avenues with beautiful bamboo flooring,                Nick                 1575+/-sf home is located in one of the best
         Estrada                 formal DR, large kitchen with breakfast area,
                                                                                          Granoski               Mountain View neighborhoods on a 10000+/-
                                 oversized bedrooms including master suite,                                      sf lot. Great for entertaining.
         Freeman                 lovely porch. Newly landscaped front and                  650.543.1024                                               $899,000
        650.543.1061             back.                                                                                   Call for Price



         Michael                 PALO ALTO – Completely renovated 3bd/2ba
                                 home in South Palo Alto. All new kitchen
                                                                                           Shari                 MOUNTAIN VIEW – Tastefully remodeled
                                                                                                                 3bd home in “Old Mountain View” on lovely
          Hall                   and baths. Hardwood floors and cute back                 Ornstein               tree lined street. Remodeled bath and chef’s
                                 yard. New paint inside and out.                                                 kitchen with granite counters. Amenities
         650.543.1084                                               $895,000               650.543.1077          include dual pane windows, hardwood                                                                 floors and air conditioning.






                                 BELMONT – Lovely Belmont Hills 3bd/2ba                                          MENLO PARK – Large, beautifully renovated
         Lizbeth                 home. Designer remodeled kitchen with
                                                                                           Michael               Willows 3bd/2ba ranch on 9400+/-sf lot.
         Rhodes                  granite and gorgeous cabinetry. Hardwood
                                 floors. Beautiful remodeled master bath.
                                                                                            Hall                 Gorgeous gardens. Granite kitchen,
                                                                                                                 limestone baths, hardwood floors,
        650.543.1066                                            Call for Price            650.543.1084           4 skylights.                                                                                                  Call for Price

                               | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                              | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                                | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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Page 30 • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Palo Alto Weekly

R E D E F I N I N G Q U A L I T Y S I N C E 19 9 0
Reading between the emotional line makes the
difference between finding a house and a home.

                         PALO ALTO – Sunlit tri-level 2bd/2.5ba                                             DALY CITY – Fabulous Bay Views. This
       Terry             townhome near Midtown shops. Quiet
                                                                                       Pamela               charming 3bd/2ba home exudes warmth.
       Rice              location at rear of complex. Sunken living
                         room with fireplace and dramatic vaulted
                                                                                        Culp                It has many upgrades, new windows, crown
                                                                                                            molding, new carpets and more. It’s a 10.
   650.543.1062          ceiling. Hardwood floors.                                    650.543.1051                                             $759,000                                             $769,000      

                                                                                    Lizbeth Rhodes

    Barbara              MOUNTAIN VIEW – Great home on quiet
                         street. Vaulted ceilings. 3bd/2ba, hardwood
                                                                                                            REDWOOD CITY – Adorable 3bd/2ba
                                                                                                            Spanish style home with large living room.
     Smith               floors. Private courtyard entrance. 2-car                                          Formal dining room and entry,
                         garage.                                                                            Mediterranean style tile flooring and cove
   650.543.1191                                               $728,000               Lisa Hartwell          ceilings. Very cute back yard.                                                                    650.543.1122                                               $699,000

                         PALO ALTO – Private 2-level townhouse with                                         SAN CARLOS – Charming San Carlos
    Nancy                secure entry, two bright and spacious
                                                                                     Steve                  2bd/1ba home with hardwood floors, LR
    Palmer               bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms.
                         Updated with new carpet, neutral paint
                                                                                    Quattrone                      .
                                                                                                            with FP Beautiful gardens. Easy freeway
                                                                                                            access, close to the SC train station and
   650.434.4313          color, and double pane windows.                             650.543.1167           shopping.                                            $669,516                                                 $659,000

                      | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                     | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                       | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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                                                                                                                      Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Page 31

    R E D E F I N I N G Q U A L I T Y S I N C E 19 9 0
    Reading between the emotional line makes the
    difference between finding a house and a home.

        Brian &
                                  MENLO PARK – Located in desirable Sharon                                       MOUNTAIN VIEW – 3bd/2.5ba townhome.
       Imogene                    Glen this elegantly updated top-floor unit is             Connie               New designer kitchen. Living room with
      Chancellor                  a place to call home. Amenities: eat-in
                                  kitchen, marble-tiled bathrooms and dual
                                                                                            Linton               fireplace, tall ceilings. Lovely sunroom.
                                                                                                                 Attached 2-car garage. Los Altos schools.
        650.543.1152              pane windows.                                            650.543.1037                                                $625,000                                               $629,000   

         Jolaine                 MOUNTAIN VIEW – Wonderful light and
                                 bright in small complex of only 15 units.
                                                                                           Michael               PALO ALTO – Light filled townhouse with no
                                                                                                                 shared walls. 2-stories, one-car garage, back
        Woodson                  Very open floor plan with skylights, 2 master            Johnston               yard with spa, close to shopping and
                                 suites, 2.5 baths, separate dining room,                                        transportation.
         650.543.1150            hardwood floors and much more.                            650.533.5102                                              $575,000                                                        

                                                                                             Pam Page

      Katy Theilke               MENLO PARK – Fabulous remodeled two-                                            PALO ALTO – Shows like a model with
                                 story townhome. New kitchen, new                                                designer touches throughout. Stunning
        Straser                  hardwood and carpet throughout. High-                                           1bd/1ba unit with lanai overlooking serene
                                 style interior paint. Open floor plan, ideal                                    greenbelt. Absolutely a must see. Pool and
                                 for entertaining. Nothing was left undone.                 Eric Hewitt          clubhouse.
                                 Shows beautifully.                                         650.543.1128                                         Call for Price

                               | PALO ALTO OFFICE 578 University Avenue 650.323.1111
                              | MENLO PARK OFFICE 620 Santa Cruz Avenue 650.462.1111
                                | WOODSIDE OFFICE 2930 Woodside Road 650.529.1111
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Page 32 • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Palo Alto Weekly
Movie reviews by Jeanne Aufmuth, Tyler Hanley and Susan Tavernetti


                                                                                               the man of La Mancha across vast plains of narrative. Not this
                                                                                               time. Screenwriter Ehren Kruger (“Arlington Road,” “The
                                                                                               Ring” and “The Skeleton Key”) gave structure and suspense
                                                                                               to the brothers’ backstory, while introducing conflicts be-
                                                                                               tween Christianity and paganism, rational thought and super-
                                                                                               stition. His postmodern anachronisms (other touring charlatans
                                                                                               are “much better funded”) provide charm and distance to re-
                                                                                               veal how storytellers cast their spells and how reality offers
                                                                                               fodder for fiction.
                                                                                                  Within this strong narrative framework, Gilliam delivers a
                                                                                               fever dream of visual invention. A spooky 500-year-old queen
                                                                                               (Monica Bellucci) sleeps in a tall tower adorned with many
                                                                                               mirrors on the wall. Magic and menace lurk behind each tree
                                                                                               of the enchanted forest. The director packs each frame full of
                                                                                               surreal detail.
                                                                                                  Sometimes the spell breaks under the weight of broad hu-
                                                                                               mor, particularly when a buffoonish Italian torturer (Peter
                                                                                               Stormare) enters the scene. Regardless, Gilliam has put fear
                                                                                               and loathing back where they belong — in fairy tales, not Las
                                                                                               Vegas.                                                                                                                                       What’s Eddie Cibrian’s foulest foe in “The Cave” — the hun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gry underground creatures chasing him or the lifeless lines
 Heath Ledger and Matt Damon are the frighteningly inventive                                   Rated: PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief                                                                                   he’s forced to utter?
 “Brothers Grimm” in Terry Gilliam’s clever, spooky film.                                      suggestive material. 2 hours, 6 minutes.                                                                                                      The initial production meeting probably sounded like this:
  The Brothers Grimm ✭✭✭                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Let’s do ‘Alien’ meets ‘Predator’ in a cave. Period.” And
    (Century 12, Century 16) Red Riding Hood. Hansel and                                                                                                                                                    — Susan Tavernetti             that’s exactly what the audience gets, although lifeless dialogue
  Gretel. Snowdrop and the Seven Dwarfs. Writers, illustrators                                                                                                                                                                             and a colorless locale make “The Cave” a pale comparison to
  and Disney have etched these classic fairy tales collected by                                The Cave ✭✭                                                                                                                                 both of its adopted cinematic parents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The rubbery creatures too closely resemble H.R. Giger’s
  early 19th-century scribes Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in our                                       (Century 16) Sitting through 90 minutes of this latest crea-
  cultural consciousness.                                                                      ture feature is not unlike being in the setting its characters                                                                              “Alien” designs, and are unnerving only when hidden in the
    But it takes a Terry Gilliam (“Brazil” and “The Fisher                                     wriggle their way through: dank, dark and claustrophobic.                                                                                   shadows. The core actors — Hauser, Chestnut and Cibrian —
  King”) to get to the disturbing, dark heart of the German                                    But “The Cave” — an obvious offspring of the “Predator” and                                                                                 perform quite well with lifeless material, but the characters
  brothers’ stories. The former Monty Python member match-                                     “Alien” films — at least presents its audience with a charis-                                                                               themselves are an array of escalating idiots. Understandable
  es his off-kilter sense of humor with extraordinary visual                                   matic cast to lean on. A shame they too are forced through long                                                                             disagreements become fistfights, impulsive actions lead to
  imagination to put the nightmare back into “Once upon a                                      stretches of sterile environment and nonsensical storytelling.                                                                              bloody bodies, and “you’re walking in the wrong direction”
  time.”                                                                                          The always-dependable Cole Hauser (“Paparazzi”) stars as                                                                                 can officially be translated to “You’re about to get slaughtered.
    The clever, high-concept adventure presents the siblings as                                Jack, the resolute leader of an expert cave-diving team. Backed                                                                             Have a nice day.”
  con artists who snake their way through French-occupied Ger-                                 by his brother Tyler (Eddie Cibrian of TV’s “Tilt”) and a                                                                                     The tragic PG-13 infection causes diluted dialogue, a recent
  many gaining fame and fortune for staging exorcisms. A savvy                                 handful of top-notch explorers (including Piper Perabo and                                                                                  Hollywood habit that has seriously hurt otherwise adult-ori-
  pragmatist, Will (Matt Damon) can never forget that years ago                                Morris Chestnut), Jack can conquer any underground opening.                                                                                 ented films. One plot twist provides a creative respite from the
  his gullible brother exchanged the family cow for a worthless                                   When an ambitious scientist presents Jack with the oppor-                                                                                rehash barrage, but this “Cave” is better explored on DVD.
  bag of “magic beans.” Jacob (Heath Ledger) is the dreamer. He                                tunity to investigate a newly discovered vast and mysterious
  has studied folktales his entire life and soon finds himself                                 cave, he leaps at the prospect. But he and his team are in for                                                                              Rated: PG-13 for intense creature violence. 1 hour, 37 minutes.
  within a real one when they enter the village of Marbaden,                                   deep trouble when they get trapped in the enormous expanse
  where young maidens mysteriously disappear.                                                  and realize a colony of hungry creatures is hunting them down.                                                                                                                                                                 — Tyler Hanley
    Like the subject of his aborted dream project “The Man Who                                 Only Jack has the know-how to get his group out — if he can                                                                                             To view the trailers for “The Brothers Grimm” and ”The Cave,” go to
  Killed Don Quixote,” Gilliam has a tendency to meander like                                  keep his sanity intact.                                                                                                                                 Palo Alto Online at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MOVIE TIMES
...It’s a very ingeniously plotted story...                                                         ROGER EBERT
                                                                                                                                                                 The Stanford Theatre is located at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Note: Screenings are for Friday through Tuesday only.
 ...Mark Wahlberg giving his best performance...
 “                                                                                                                                                               221 University Ave. in Palo Alto.
                                                                                                                                                                 Screenings are for Friday through
    he nails it.” RICHARD ROEPER                                                                                                                                 Tuesday. For more information call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2046 (R) ✭✭✭1/2                   Century 16: 1:10, 4:10, 7 & 9:50 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 (650) 324-3700.                                    The 40-Year-Old Virgin            Century 16: 11:50 a.m.; 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:30
      “ROUSING... Delivers the goods with a mixture                                                                                                                                                                 (R) ✭✭✭                           p.m. Century 12: 11:50 a.m.; 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 &
                                              ” Glenn Whipp, L.A. DAILY NEWS
         of tight action, vivid performances... Glenn Whipp, L.A. DAILY NEWS                                                                                                                                                                          10:25 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 Baby Face (1933) Newly restored,
                                                                                                                                                                 uncensored version. Beautiful young                The Aristocrats                   Aquarius: 7:30 & 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. also at noon,
                                                                                                                                                                 Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck) works               (Not Rated) ✭✭✭1/2                2:30 & 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 as a barmaid for her father, who cyni-
                                                                                                                                                                 cally exploits her sex appeal to his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Asylum (R) ✭✭✭✭                   Century 16: 7:25 & 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 customers. John Wayne has an early                 Batman Begins                     Century 16: 9:25 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 role as one of her conquests. Fri. at 6            (PG-13) ✭✭✭1/2
                                                                                                                                                                 & 8:55 p.m.                                        Broken Flowers            Century 12: 12:10, 2:35, 5:05, 7:30 & 9:55 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (R) ✭✭✭✭                  Guild: 4:35, 7 & 9:40 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 11:45
                                                                                                                                                                 Employees’ Entrance (1933) In this                                           a.m. & 2:10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 virtual handbook on the fine art of
                                                                                                                                                                 sexual harassment, the general man-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Brothers Grimm        Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 1:20, 2:15, 4, 5, 6:35, 7:45,
                                                                                                                                                                 ager of a department store (Warren                 (PG-13) ✭✭✭               9:15 & 10:30 p.m. Century 12: 12:30, 1:45, 3:15,
                                                                                                                                                                 William) has his way with a beautiful                                        4:30, 6, 7:15, 8:45 & 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 shop girl (Loretta Young) before and               The Cave (PG-13) ✭✭       Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2, 4:40, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 after her marriage. Fri. at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charlie and the Chocolate Century 16: 11:45 a.m.; 2:20, 4:55, 7:30 & 10:15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Factory (PG) ✭✭✭✭         p.m. Century 12: 11:30 a.m.; 2:15 & 4:50 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 All About Eve (1950) Broadway star
                                                                                                                                                                 Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Dukes of Hazzard      Century 16: 9:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 sued by cunningly obsequious Eve                   (PG-13) ✭✭
                                                                                                                                                                 Harrington (Anne Baxter) under the                 Four Brothers (R) ✭✭      Century 16: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 eye of caustic drama critic Addison de                                       Century 12: 11:40 a.m.; 2, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 Witt (George Sanders). Sat.-Tue. at
                                                                                                                                                                 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 2:50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Great Raid (R) ✭✭     Century 16: 9:35 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 p.m.                                                                         Century 12: 7:20 & 10:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grizzly Man (R) ✭✭✭1/2 CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 2:20, 4:55, 7:30 &
                                                                                                                                                                 Citizen Kane (1941) Bernard Her-                                             10:05 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 11:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 rmann’s first film score contributes to            Junebug (R) ✭✭✭1/2        Aquarius: 7 & 9:35 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. also at 11:30 a.m.;
                                                                                                                                                                 the success of this revolutionary film.                                      2 & 4:30 p.m.
                                                           NOW PLAYING                                                                                           Although “Citizen Kane” failed to win
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    March of the Penguins     Century 12: Noon, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:05 p.m.
CENTURY THEATRES!                 CENTURY THEATRES                CENTURY THEATRES                                       CENTURY THEATRES                        1941’s Best Picture Oscar, it consis-
CENTURY 20 DALY CITY CENTURY PARK 12 CENTURY 12 DOWNTOWN SAN MATEO CENTURY PLAZA 10                                                                              tently appears at the top of lists of the           (G) ✭✭✭✭                 CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:40, 3:50, 5:45, 8 &
Daly City / (650) 994-7469        Redwood City / (650) 365-9000   San Mateo / (650) 558-0123                             So. San Francisco / (650) 742-9200
                                                                                                                                                                 best films of all time. Sat.-Tue. at                                         10:15 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                 5:20 & 10 p.m.                                     Must Love Dogs            Century 16: 12:20, 2:50, 5:05 & 7:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (PG-13) ✭✭1/2             Century 12: Tue. at 5 & 7:25 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pretty Persuasion         Century 16: 12:35, 3:05, 5:35, 7:55 & 10:20 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Not Rated) (Not Reviewed)
                                                                                                                                                              NOW PLAYING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Red Eye (PG-13) ✭✭✭       Century 16: 11:35 a.m.; 1:40, 3:45, 5:50, 8 & 10:05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              p.m. Century 12: 12:20, 2:45, 5:20, 7:35 & 9:40 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              2046 ✭✭✭1/2
                                                                                                                                                              (Century 16) A time-traveling romance writer          The Skeleton Key          Century 16: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (PG-13) ✭✭                Century 12: 12:05, 2:25 & 9:50 p.m.; Fri.-Mon. also at
              “PUT DOWN YOUR NEWSPAPER AND                                                                                                                    (Tony Leung as Chow Mo Wan) wends a
                                                                                                                                                              mysterious path from 2046 to the good old                                       5 & 7:25 p.m.

              RUSH OFF TO BUY TICKETS.”             A.O. SCOTT, THE NEW YORK TIMES
                                                                                                                                                              days of 1966 where life is simple and sweet.
                                                                                                                                                              Chow immerses himself in wine, women and
                                                                                                                                                              song with reserved aplomb, far more at ease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sky High (PG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Not Reviewed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Century 16: 12:10, 2:35, 4:50 & 7:05 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Century 12: 11:55 a.m.; 2:20, 4:40 & 7 p.m.

                                              “HANDS DOWN                                                                                                     in his fictional world than his reality. Heart        Star Wars: Episode III -  Century 16: 12:45 & 3:50 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Revenge of the Sith
                                                                                                                                                              and heartbreak are part and parcel of
                                                                                                                                                              Chow’s detached existence. Jealousy and               (PG-13) ✭✭✭
                                                                                                                                                              emotion rear their ugly little heads when             Supercross (PG-13)        Century 16: 11:30 a.m. Century 12: 9:30 p.m.
                                                            DAVID ANSEN, NEWSWEEK
                                                                                                                                                              Chow takes up with fellow hotel-dweller Bai
                             “WONDERFULLY RAUNCHY.                                                                                                            Ling (Zhang Ziyi), a spirited party girl whose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Not Reviewed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Undiscovered (PG-13)      Century 16: 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:40 & 9:55 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              flighty flirtations dissolve into pain and frus-
                                                                                                                                                              tration while Chow takes cover behind diffi-          (Not Reviewed)            Century 12: 12:15, 2:40, 4:55, 7:05 & 9:35 p.m.
                                               DAVID GERMAIN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                                                                                                                                              dent barriers. In a manner all its own “2046”         Valiant (G) Not Reviewed Century 16: 11:55 a.m.; 1:45, 3:35, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              is flawed but fabulous. Rated: R for nudity,
                                                                                                                                                              language, and adult situations. 2 hours, 7
                                                                                                                                                              minutes. In Mandarin, Cantonese and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wedding Crashers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (R) ✭✭✭
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Century 16: Noon, 2:40, 5:20, 7:55 & 10:25 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Century 12: 11:35 a.m.; 2:15, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:30
                                                                                                                                                              Japanese with English subtitles — J.A. (Re-                                     p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              viewed Aug. 19, 2005)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ★ Skip it ★★ Some redeeming qualities ★★★ A good bet ★★★★ Outstanding
                                                                                                                                                              The 40-Year-Old Virgin ✭✭✭
                                                                                                                                                              (Century 16, Century 12) Forty-year-old               Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto (266-9260)
                                                                                                                                                              Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a boy in a
                                                                                                                                                              man’s body. He rides his bike to work, plays          Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View (960-0970)
                                                                                                                                                              video games daily and lives in an apartment
                                                                                                                                                              littered with collectible action figures. When        Century Park 12: 557 E. Bayshore Blvd., Redwood City (365-9000)
                                                                                                                                                              three of Andy’s co-workers at the Smart               Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (266-9260)
   “KILLER FUNNY. YOU’LL LAUGH TILL IT HURTS!                                                                                                                 Tech electronics store discover he is a virgin,
                                                                                                                                                              they stage an intervention in hopes of get-           CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (493-3456)
          PRODUCES MORE LAUGHS THAN ANY HUNDRED JOKES YOU EVER HEARD.”                                                                                        ting Andy a girl — at least for one night. But
                                                     PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE                                                                                                                                   Spangenberg: 780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto (354-8220)
                                                                                                                                                              only Trish (Catherine Keener) from the shop

        “OBSCENE, DISGUSTING, VULGAR AND VILE,                                                                                                                across the way holds any real relationship
                                                                                                                                                              potential — if she can accept Andy’s softer           Stanford: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto (324-3700)
                              MIGHT BE THE FUNNIEST MOVIE YOU’LL EVER SEE!”                                                                                   side. “Virgin” succeeds on a witty script and
                                                        THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER                                                                                                                                      Internet address: For show times, plot synopses trailers and more information
                                                                                                                                                              winning concept, but it’s the film’s star that
                                                                                                                                                              elicits stomach-aching chuckles. Rated: R             about films playing, visit Palo Alto Online at
                                                                                                                                                              for pervasive sexual content, language and
                                                                                                                                                              some drug use. 1 hour, 56 minutes. — T.H.                    ON THE WEB: The most up-to-date movie listings at
                                                                                                                                                              (Reviewed Aug. 19, 2005)

                                                                                                                                                              The Aristocrats ✭✭✭1/2                             should be NC-17 for extreme vulgarity. 1           warnings of her jilted husband and the hos-
                              A FILM BY PAUL PROVENZA AND PENN JILLETTE                                                                                       (Aquarius) Comedy veterans Paul Provenza           hour, 29 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed Aug.            pital’s head psychotherapist (Ian McKellan),
                                                                                                                                                              and Penn Jillette invited over 100 of their        12, 2005)                                          Stella risks all in the name of wanton pas-
                             NO NUDITY. NO VIOLENCE. UNSPEAKABLE OBSCENITY.                                                                                   closest funny friends to weigh in on a joke                                                           sion, digging into the darkest reaches of her
                                                                                                                                                              that’s been relentlessly repeated since                                                               soul for consequences-be-damned salva-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Asylum ✭✭✭✭
   THINKFILM PRESENTS A MIGHTY CHEESE PRODUCTION A FILM BY PENN JILLETTE & PAUL PROVENZA “THE ARISTOCRATS”                                                    vaudeville days: A family walks into a talent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Century 16) In the Yorkshire Dales area of        tion. Psychologically flawless and thoroughly
        DIRECTED BY PAUL PROVENZA PRODUCED BY PETER ADAM GOLDEN EDITED BY EMERY EMERY & PAUL PROVENZA                                                         agency and says they have an amazing act.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 England circa 1959, Stella Raphael (Natasha        uncompromising, “Asylum” speaks volumes
                                                                                                                                                              They want representation. When the agent
      THIS FILM                                                                                                               tells them he doesn’t do family gigs because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Richardson), a restless doctor’s wife, is living   about the dark side of obsession. Rated: R
    IS NOT RATED                                  COPYRIGHT © 2005 MIGHTY CHEESE PRODUCTIONS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED                                                                                           near a high-security psychiatric hospital          for nudity, sexuality, language and violence.
                                                                                                                                                              they’re too cute, they beg him to take a look                                                         1 hour, 37 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed Aug.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 where her husband (Hugh Bonneville) has

                                                                                                                                                              at a sample performance. From there the                                                               19, 2005)
                               LANDMARK’S                                   CINÉARTS                                                                                                                             been assigned the lofty position of deputy
                                                                                                                                CALL THEATRE                  joke is a blank slate where nothing is sacred.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 director. Stella quickly finds herself drawn to
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                                                                                                                                FOR SHOWTIMES                 Buried in the film’s smartly edited prose are
                                                                                                                                                              20 minutes of the most hilarious obscenities
                                                                                                                                                              ever put to film. See for yourself but proceed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a charismatic inmate (Marton Csokas) who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 works as a groundskeeper on her stately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Batman Begins ✭✭✭1/2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Century 16) To manipulate the fears of oth-
                                                  NO ONE UNDER 18 ADMITTED                                                                                                                                       English gardens. Unmoved by the repeated           ers you must first learn to control your own.
                                                                                                                                                              with an open mind. Rated: Not rated but

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                                                                                                                                                        Playing a psychotherapist in the gripping “Asylum,” Ian McKellan has dire
                                                                                                                                                        warnings for Natasha Richardson (not pictured) when she falls for an inmate.
                                                                                                                                                       core, “Brothers” loses its soul under a bar-          ture to man. Was Treadwell a classic nut job
                                                                                                                                                       rage of gunfire. Rated: R for strong violence,        or a visionary environmentalist? Is the surviv-
                                                                                                                                                       pervasive language and some sexual con-               ing footage a monument to a colossal ego
                                                                                                                                                       tent. 1 hour, 48 minutes. — T.H. (Reviewed            or the result of an extreme passion without
                                                                                                                                                       Aug. 12, 2005)                                        boundaries? Both questions and answers
                                                                                                                                                                                                             are a twisted delight. Rated: R for language.
                                                                                                                                                       The Great Raid ✭✭                                     1 hour, 43 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed Aug.
                                                                                                                                                       (Century 12, Century 16) John Dahl man-               12, 2005)
                                                                                                                                                       ages to craft a sturdy yet stagnant depiction
                                                                                                                                                       of courage under fire in this lengthy re-telling      Junebug ✭✭✭1/2
                                                                                                                                                       of the infamous WWII raid on Cabanatuan. A            (Aquarius) Native son George Johnston
                                                                                                                                                       cast including Benjamin Bratt, James Fran-            (Alessandro Nivola) is coming home to his
                                                                                                                                                       co, Marton Csokas and Joseph Fiennes                  roots, a small North Carolina town where
                                                                                                                                                       headlines the efforts of an army battalion at-        time seems to have stood still. Along for the
                                                                                                                                                       tempting to rescue 500-plus American                  ride is new bride Madeleine (Embeth
                                                                                                                                                       POWs from a squalid Japanese prison camp              Davidtz), a British-born art dealer who has
                                                                                                                                                       in the Philippines in 1944. The battle rages          taken a shine to the work of a local painter.
                                                                                                                                                       from both sides of the barbed wire. For Lt.           The Johnstons are atwitter over the impend-
Ziyi Zhang plays Bai Ling, a spirited party girl whose flighty flirtations dissolve into pain and frustration, in “2046.”                              Colonel Mucci (Bratt) and Captain Robert              ing visit, with a broad range of expectation.
                                                                                                                                                       Prince (Franco), the urgency to move behind           Blood may be thicker than water, but you
                                                                                                      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ✭✭✭✭           enemy lines is paramount and the mission              wouldn’t know it from the hornet’s nest of
                                                                                                      (Century 16, Century 12) Director Tim Bur-       crystal-clear: liberate the military brethren         emotion that rages inside the Johnston
                                                                                                      ton’s fingerprints are all over the edgy humor   who have been captured by the Japanese                household. Theirs is a robust stew of history,
                                                                                                      and quirky look of “Charlie and the Choco-       army. Dahl, typically a vibrant storyteller,          tradition, sensitivity and misinterpretation.
                                                                                                      late Factory.” And Johnny Depp makes dar-        struggles under the weight of this unwieldy           The balancing act threatens to teeter in
                                                                                                      ing choices that give Willy Wonka a whole        drama. Rated: R for war violence and lan-             spots but “Junebug” offers an essence of
                                                                                                      new, non-gooey center. The story revolves        guage. 2 hours, 12 minutes. — J.A. (Re-               goodness, lacking the pretty-boy preten-
                                                                                                      round poor Charlie Bucket (Freddy High-          viewed Aug. 12, 2005)                                 sions of so many critical darlings. Rated: R
                                                                                                      more), who gains special access to the                                                                 for sexual content and language. 1 hour, 42
                                                                                                      closed Wonka factory, along with a band of                                                             minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed Aug. 12, 2005)
                                                                                                                                                       Grizzly Man ✭✭✭1/2
                                                                                                      brats — Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregard,
                                                                                                                                                       (Cinearts) Controversial director Werner Her-
                                                                                                      Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee —who hilari-
                                                                                                                                                       zog explores the tragic life and death of             March of the Penguins ✭✭✭✭
                                                                                                      ously personify the worst of today’s
                                                                                                                                                       troubled wildlife preservationist Timothy             (CineArts, Century 12) This is a story about
                                                                                                      overindulged children. Wrapping food for
                                                                                                                                                       Treadwell with novel results. Treadwell was a         love, and like all love stories it begins with an
                                                                                                      thought in a sugarcoating, “Charlie and the
                                                                                                                                                       gentle warrior, an unorthodox, non-invasive           act or two of foolishness. Thus begins the
                                                                                                      Chocolate Factory” is the Everlasting Gob-
                                                                                                                                                       soul who perched on the precipice of death            quixotic journey of the mighty emperor pen-
                                                                                                      stopper of Dahl adaptations. Rated: Rated
                                                                                                                                                       by spending 13 summers in the Alaskan                 guin. They live alone on the darkest, coldest
                                                                                                      PG for quirky situations, action and mild lan-
                                                                                                                                                       wilderness marking time with the grizzlies.           continent and move their parade to their
                                                                                                      guage. 2 hours. — S.T. (Reviewed July 15,
                                                                                                                                                       Herzog seems equally fascinated and re-               breeding grounds with unusual elegance.
                                                                                                                                                       pelled by his subject, admiring Treadwell’s           Once there, the penguins participate in an
                                                                                                                                                       relentless spirit while puzzling over what he         ancient and complicated mating ritual. Nar-
                                                                                                      The Dukes of Hazzard ✭✭                          sees as the overwhelming indifference of na-
                                                                                                      (Century 16) Hell-raising cousins Bo and                                                                                  (continued on next page)
                                                                                                      Luke Duke (Seann William Scott and Johnny
                                                                                                      Knoxville, respectively) make ends meet by
                                                                                                      helping Uncle Jessie (Willie Nelson) with his
                                                                                                      moonshine biz, running deliveries and get-
                                                                                                      ting themselves in a heap o’ trouble with
                                                                                                      wine, women and song. The goofy Dukes                  “AFIRST-BALLOT HALL
                                                                                                                                                             OF FAME SEX COMEDY.”
                                                                                                      make the scene in their beloved General
                                                                                                      Lee, a custom jalopy with confederate soul.
Chemistry crackles between Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams in “Red                                  When the going gets rough the boys call on
                                                                                                      cousin Daisy Duke (Jessica Simpson), who                                     Devin Gordon
Eye” — despite his threats on her father’s life.                                                      happily steps in and flashes her ample as-
Such is the life of poor little rich boy Bruce     ray) is a serial commitment-phobe recently         sets. Hokey down-home vibes and snappy
Wayne (Christian Bale), who watched as his         dumped by the latest in a long series of           race footage can’t mask the fact that there’s
wealthy parents were murdered. His impos-          paramours. He drowns his sorrows with pro-         not a lot happening in Hazzard-ville. Rated:
sible anger has left Bruce an emotional shell.     longed stints on the couch and repeated vis-       PG-13 for language and adult situations. 1
Life changes when he seeks spiritual wis-
dom, engaging in martial-arts training and
                                                   its to best friend Winston (Jeffrey Wright), an
                                                   ambitious, upbeat father of five. Fate hands
                                                                                                      hour, 45 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed Aug. 5,
                                                                                                      2005)                                                        GUT-BUSTING
coming into lockstep with the demonic
League of Shadows. Will Bruce forsake his
                                                   Don the proverbial twist in the form of an un-
                                                   signed letter from an old flame informing him      Four Brothers ✭✭
                                                                                                                                                                    Josh Rottenberg
father’s dream — the revitalization of             that he is father to a 19-year old son who         (Century 16, Century 12) When a saintly old
Gotham City — to quell his own demons?             may have gone in search of his biological          woman is killed during a liquor-store holdup
Or will he strike at the heart of criminality by   dad. The exuberant Winston (an armchair            in Detroit, her four adopted sons return from
becoming a vigilante of the night? Director        Sherlock Holmes) takes Don’s plight to heart       their fragmented lives to hunt down the
Christopher Nolan of “Memento” fame has            and researches his ex-lovers on the net, tak-      killers. The quartet’s alpha leader is no-non-
breathed fresh air into the legend of the          ing the liberty of Orbitz-ing an itinerary for a   sense bad boy Bobby Mercer (Mark
angst-ridden superhero. Rated: PG-13 for           cross-country journey of discovery. Maverick       Wahlberg), a fearless anti-hero with a trou-
violence and language. 2 hours, 20 minutes.        writer/director Jim Jarmusch and the unflap-       bled past. Straight-and-narrow Jeremiah
— J.A. (Reviewed June 17, 2005)                    pable Murray are a match made in heaven.           (Outkast’s Andre Benjamin), steadfast Angel                                                                            © 2005 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
                                                   Rated: R for language and nudity. 1 hour, 46       (Tyrese Gibson) and rocker Jack (Garrett
                                                                                                                                                         Century Theatres    Century Theatres             Century Theatres    CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES
Broken Flowers ✭✭✭✭                                minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed Aug. 12, 2005)           Hedlund) round out the Mercer clan. Rough          CENTURY PARK 12     CENTURY 12 DOWNTOWN          CENTURY PLAZA 10    OR CALL FOR SOUND
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                                                                                                    (continued from previous page)                                                Red Eye ✭✭✭                                                       a change of scenery. Opportunity knocks in
                                                                                                    rated by Morgan Freeman, “March” is an                                        (Century 16, Century 12) Cillian Murphy                           the form of an old Louisiana bayou planta-
                                                                                                    enthralling documentary of charm and                                          headlines as Jackson Rippner, an alleged                          tion housing Violet Devereaux (Gena Row-
                                                                                                    splendor. Rated: G for great for all ages. 1                                  everyday Joe who gets stalled at the Dallas                       lands) and her stroke-victim husband Ben
                                                                                                    hour, 20 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed July 8,                                    airport en route to Miami along with the                          (John Hurt). Not just any house, but a Cajun
                                                                                                    2005)                                                                         beautiful but worn Lisa Reisert (Rachel                           classic with mysterious locked doors and
                                                  “ RARE, SUMPTUOUS                                                                                                               McAdams), an upscale Florida hotel manag-                         mirrors removed from the walls. Superstition
                                              MOVIE TREAT! IT ALREADY                               Must Love Dogs ✭✭1/2
                                                                                                                                                                                  er. The two are seated next to one another                        dies hard in the Old South and Caroline is
                                               FEELS LIKE A CLASSIC!”                               (Century 16, Century 12) Diane Lane (“Un-
                                                                                                                                                                                  on the plane in what seems like a serendipi-                      going to get her fill. Naturally she snoops her
                                                        -G. ALLEN JOHNSON, SF CHRONICLE                                                                                           tous coincidence. But an innocent flirtation                      little heart out. Southern-fried mumbo-jum-
                                                                                                    faithful”) is unlucky in love again as divorcee                               becomes an urgent race against time when                          bo has its gothic moments but the abysmal
                                                                                                    Sarah Nolan whose husband has fallen for a
                                               “AN UNQUALIFIED TRIUMPH”                             younger woman. Sarah’s large Irish family
                                                                                                                                                                                  Jackson informs Lisa he is a secret opera-                        finale is unforgivable. Rated: PG-13 for lan-
                                                       -Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES                                                                                            tive plotting against an A-list dignitary stay-                   guage and intensity. 1 hour, 44 minutes. —
                                                                                                    will have none of her sulking, and her sister                                 ing at Lisa’s hotel. If Lisa does not cooper-                     J.A. (Reviewed Aug. 12, 2005)
                                                                                                    Carol (Elizabeth Perkins) launches a person-                                  ate with Jackson’s chilling instructions her
                                                                                                    al profile on without her                                    father (Brian Cox) will be murdered by an as-
                                                                                                    permission. The typically disastrous blind                                                                                                      Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the
           “A MASTERPIECE.”                                                                         dates ensue. One of the more promising
                                                                                                                                                                                  sassin. Chemistry between Murphy and                              Sith ✭✭✭
             -LOU LUMENICK, NEW YORK POST                                                                                                                                         McAdams crackles with tension, rendering                          (Century 16) George Lucas had the complex
                                                                                                    outings is with handsome but intense boat-

                                                                                                                                                                                  “Red Eye” the perfect end-of-summer guilty                        task of tying together all the story strings
                                                                                                    builder Jake (John Cusack) with whom
                                                                                                                                                                                  pleasure. Rated: R for violence and lan-                          before and after Anakin Skywalker (Hayden
                                                                                                    Sarah sparks through a rather predictable                                     guage. 1 hour, 25 minutes. — J.A. (Re-
                                                                                                    comedy of errors. Best of show goes to                                                                                                          Christensen) crosses over to the dark side,
                   (HIGHEST RATING)                                                                                                                                               viewed Aug. 19, 2005)                                             shedding his righteous Jedi ways for Darth
  A MOVIE OF UTTER WONDER                                                                           late-night foraging for synthetic protection
                                                                                                    and a couple of well-executed amorous                                                                                                           Vader’s evil blackness. Free will and destiny
  AND RA        .
        VISHMENT A PUZZLE,                                                                          mix-ups. Fun but familiar. Rated: PG-13 for                                   The Skeleton Key ✭✭                                               toss this noble hero into a dire dilemma con-
   A VALENTINE, A SACRED                                                                            adult situations and some language. 1 hour,                                   (Century 12, Century 16) Kate Hudson plays                        cerning his pregnant secret wife, Padme
      HYMN TO BEAUTY .”                                                                             35 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed July 29,                                         true to type (read: lightweight) as Caroline,                     (Natalie Portman). A clunky start and awk-
                      ,                                                                             2005)                                                                         an empathetic hospice caretaker who needs                         ward dialogue doesn’t diminish the delight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of being reunited with iconic characters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ranging from R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-
                                       FROM THE DIRECTOR OF                                                                                                                                                                                         3PO (Anthony Daniels) to Yoda (voiced by
                                      “IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE”
                                                                                                                                                               “two thumbs                                                                          Frank Oz). Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi violence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and some intense images. 2 hours, 20 min-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    utes. — S.T. (Reviewed May 18, 2005)
                                                                                                                                                                     way up.”                                              Ebert & Roeper           Wedding Crashers ✭✭✭
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Century 16, Century 12) Owen Wilson and
                                        A WONG KAR WAI FILM
                                                                                                                                                                                                  “brilliant!”                                      Vince Vaughn team up as serial players
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, randy di-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              David Denby, New Yorker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    vorce mediators who work the wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    season like it is their job. It’s not the food or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “HHHH!                  the repartee; the boys are in it to get laid.
                                                                                                                                                                    a work of genius!”                                Their moves are fashioned for maximum fe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Glenn Whipp, LA Daily News                   male impact: a dance with the flower girl,
                                                                CENTURY CINEMA 16                                                                                                                                                                   balloon animals for the junior wedding set or
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                                                                                                          GRIZZLY MAN
     CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES OR CALL FOR SHOWTIMES                                                                                                                                                                                                in Oprah’s Book Club. It works — all of it. A
                        VIEW THE TRAILER AT WWW.2046FILM.COM                                                                                                                                                                                        different wedding and a different bridesmaid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    every week. But the boys meet their match
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when Secretary William Cleary’s (Christo-

  THE CONSPIRACY                                                                                        R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pher Walken) baby girl gets hitched at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    posh power party of the season. This full-

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    throttle guilty pleasure is worthy of the hype.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rated: R for language, nudity, sexual situa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tions. 1 hour, 59 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed
                                                                                                                           SEE DIRECTORY OR CALL THEATRES FOR SHOWTIMES                                                                             July 15, 2005)
  PETER TRAVERS OF                           RAVES:

  THAT ENDS SUMMER                                                                                   “NOT SINCE ‘ALIEN’ HAS A MOVIE HELD AN AUDIENCE
  ON A HIGH NOTE!                                                                                        IN SUCH RELENTLESS SUSPENSE AND SHOCK!”
  ONE OF THE YEAR’S                                                                                                                            Mark S. Allen, UPN 31/Premiere Radio Networks
  PREPARE FOR A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MARCH OF THE PENGUINS (G)
  THRILLING RIDE!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fri. Mon. & Tue. (1:40-3:50-5:45) 8-10:15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sat. & Sun. (11:30-1:40) 3:50-5:45-8-10:15
 “A hair-raising thriller!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amie Huguenard
 – Karen Durbin,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GRIZZLY MAN (R)
 “Smart, provocative and                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fri. Mon. & Tue. (2:20-4:55) 7:30-10:05
  genuinely tense!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sat. & Sun. (11:45) 2:20-4:55-7:30-10:05
 – Bruce Handy,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Times Valid For Friday, 8/26 thru Tuesday,8/30 Only   © 2005

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                                                            Road. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and
                                                            students, and $7.50 for children.
                                                              The outdoor seating is first-come, first-served, and                                                 Because the sun
‘The Forgot-                                                the audience is encouraged to dress warmly and
ten Refugees’
 The stories of Mid-
                                                            bring a blanket or chairs. Call (650) 949-8650 or go
                                                            to for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                   never bills you.
dle Eastern Jewish
refugees who fled
their homes will fill
the Unitarian Uni-
versalist Church of
Palo Alto on Thurs-                                          This weekend, Stanford University’s Memorial Audi-
day, Sept. 1.                                               torium will host AlabanZa 2005, a concert of several
  The film “The For-                                        Spanish-language Christian artists.
gotten Refugees”                                              Friday’s show will start at 7 p.m. and include Gio-
will be shown at 7                                          vanni Rios, Fernando Diaz Jr. and Julissa. Saturday’s
p.m., followed by a                                         show begins at 6 p.m. and will be recorded live; it in-
discussion and talk                                         cludes Eli Rios and the AlabanZa Band.
by Regina Wald-                                               Tickets are $25 for Friday and $15 for Saturday,
man, chair of the     Regina Waldman will speak in Palo     with free admission for children ages 8 and under.
San Francisco or- Alto on Middle Eastern Jewish             Call (650) 274-6290 or go to
ganization Jimena refugees on Sept. 1.             for more information.
                                                                                                                          Founded in 1983, we are
(Jews Indigenous
                                                                                                                      experts in the field of elder law
to the Middle East and North Africa).
  The church is located at 505 E. Charleston Road.
For more information, call the church at (650) 494-
0541 or Jimena at (415) 977-7407.
                                                            ‘The Ives of March (In August?)’
                                                                                                                       and estate planning.We have
                                                                                                                       given peace of mind to thou-
                                                                                                                            sands of individuals.
                                                             Five one-act comedies from playwright David Ives —
                                                            including “Babel’s In Arms,” “Sure Thing” and “Time          DON’T DELAY                      
Japanese                                                    Flies” — will be staged outdoors in verdant Woodside
                                                            starting this Saturday.
                                                               And there’s even hiking involved. Audience mem-
                                                                                                                         2300 Geng Rd., Suite 200
                                                                                                                                                                     875 Alma Street, Palo Alto
                                                            bers will be led to various spots among redwood

                                                                                                                           Palo Alto, CA 94303
                                                            trees and creeks for each short play. Needless to say,
                                                            comfortable clothing is advised.
San Jose Taiko                                                 The Theatre in the Woods production will be
                                                            staged at 2170 Bear Gulch Road West, Saturdays                 AUTO/TRAIN/BUS ACCIDENTS
                                                            and Sundays at 1 p.m. through Sept. 18. Attendees                  Living wills • Slip and Fall
                                                            can bring picnics to munch on an hour before the
                                                            show starts.                                              General/Financial/Medical Power of Attorney
                                                               Tickets are $15 to $20, and $10 for students and         Inadequate Security — Premise Liabiity
                                                            seniors. For more information, call (415) 668-2879 or
                                                            go to                                       “Reasonable Rates”
                                                                                                                      Law Offices of Aubrey Weldon: 650-994-5394
                                                            On exhibit
                                                            ‘Hooray! For the Red, White and

The sound of traditional Japanese drums will echo
                                                             Stars and stripes are everywhere at the Los Altos
                                                            History Museum these days, in a special exhibit fo-
                                                            cusing on the American flag. Navajo weavings,
through Hidden Villa on Sunday as San Jose Taiko per-
                                                            weathervanes, jewelry and a slew of Uncle Sam fig-
                                                            urines are showcased.
                                                               The exhibit runs through Jan. 8 and will change
 It’s an understatement to call San Jose Taiko simply       with the holidays, adding Halloween, Thanksgiving
a gaggle of drummers. Group members compose,                and other themes.
choreograph, design costumes and work to educate               Located at 51 S. San Antonio Road, the museum

their audiences about this traditional Japanese art         is open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sun-
form.                                                       day. Admission is free. Go to
    The group will bring resonant sounds to the knolls      for more information.
and valleys of Los Altos Hills this Sunday, performing
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody
                                                                                                                              Tasting is
                                          A & E digest                                                                       believing...
 BEIJING-BOUND. . .                                         CALLING ALL SINGERS . . .
   Local artists Susan Kraft and Jill Andre, who have         Auditions are being held starting at 7:15 p.m.                                    NOW OPEN
 exhibited their work at ART21 Gallery & Framing in         Tuesday, Sept. 6, for the Palo Alto-based Aurora                                    for LUNCH
 Palo Alto, are heading to Beijing in the fall as part of   Singers. The group says all voices are welcome —                                      Sun. – Fri.              Menlo Park
 a cultural exchange with Chinese officials. They’ll        especially that relatively rare breed, the tenor.                                        &            1001 El Camino Real
 show their art in the Beijing Chaoyang Cultural Mu-          The Aurora Singers were the subject of a Palo                                       DINNER                     324-3486
 seum from Oct. 11 through the 17th.                        Alto Weekly story earlier this month as they pre-                                   7 days/week                Pizzza-2-Go
   Because turnabout is fair play, Beijing University       pared for an Aug. 11 concert with a sister choral                                                      989 El Camino Real
 art professor Li Guo Liang and two of his students         group from France.                                                                                                328-1556
 will display their work at ART21 at 539 Alma St. in          Auditions will be held at the Unitarian Universalist                                                           Los Altos
 November. For more information, go to                      Church of Palo Alto at 505 E. Charleston Road.                                                                 227 First St.                                              Singers need not bring their own music. Call (650)                                                                941-9222
                                                            321-4262 or go to for more.

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Goings OnSpecial Events
30 Year Reunion For Mountain View High
                                                                               The best of what’s happening on the Midpeninsula

                                                 banza Band. Fri., Aug. 26, 7 p.m. $25; live
                                                 recording Sat., Aug. 27, 6 p.m. $15. Chil-
                                                 dren ages 1-8 free. Stanford Memorial Au-
                                                                                                “The Ives of March” A collection of one-
                                                                                                act comedies by David Ives, performed
                                                                                                outdoors as part of a leisurely hike through
                                                                                                                                                 laboration with nature. In conjunction with
                                                                                                                                                 “Leaf” is an interactive project for the pub-
                                                                                                                                                 lic by Mari Andrews, who is creating a net-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Larry Magid “Teaching Children Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Judgment Skills in the Use of the Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Other New Technologies” by Larry
School Class of 1975. Sat., Oct. 1, 5-10         ditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call       Woodside’s redwood forest. Saturdays             like structure onto which the public may         Magid, syndicated technology columnist
p.m. Invitation only. No deadline for reser-     274-6290.              and Sundays, Aug. 27-Sept. 18, 1 p.m.;           cluster leaf sculptures. Through Sept. 4.        and broadcaster. Sun., Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
vations. Further information and ticket price                                                   picnic, noon. $15-20. Theatre in the             Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.;       Free. Palo Alto Church of Jesus Christ of
can be obtained by writing to Mountain           “Songs of a Soul Journey” Sat., Aug. 27,
                                                 7 p.m. Poetry by Elisabeth Eliassen, music,    Woods, 2170 Bear Gulch Rd., Woodside.            Sun., 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313        Latter-day Saints, 3865 Middlefield Rd,
View High School-Class of 75, P.O. Box                                                          Call (415) 668-2879. www.theatreinthe            Newell Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-2366.            Palo Alto. Call 856-9700.
254678, Sacramento, 95865-4678. Call             Ken Malucelli; Linda Liebschutz, mezzo
                                                 soprano, Lindsey Huff, piano. Guest ap-                       Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Pub-
(800) 445-2527 or (916) 489-1992.
                                                 pearance by Patricia and Vera Purcell, pi-     “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” Los            Moffett Field Historical Society Muse-           lic Lecture “Neutrinos Get Under Your
                                                 ano for four hands duo. Free. The Se-          Altos Youth Theatre presents the 1999            um Displays memorabilia, artifacts, photos,      Skin.” Talk by Professor Boris Kayser, Aug.
Downtown Palo Alto Dining Event Mon-             quoias, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley.      Broadway version of the classic musical          aircraft models, tours of museum and view        30, 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. Stanford
days through Aug. Participating restaurants      Call 851-1501.                                 featuring Charlie Brown and friends. Fri-        of exterior of Hangar One. Wednesdays-           Linear Accelerator Center, 2575 Sand Hill
in downtown Palo Alto will offer pre fixed                                                      days, 8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 2 and 8         Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admis-            Road, Menlo Park. Call 926-4931.
dinner and/or lunch menus. See web site or                                                      p.m., through Aug. 27. $12 for adults/$10        sion. Photo ID is required for adults. 
call for a list of restaurants. Downtown Palo                Live Music                         for children, students and seniors. Bus          Hangar One at Moffett Airfield, off Highway
Alto, between Webster and High St., Palo         Nancy Gilliland Trio Live jazz Fridays and     Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.       101, Mountain View. Call 603-9827.
Alto. Call 462-1795. www.paloaltodown            Saturdays, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Nancy                  Rengstorff House Arts Festival Through
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Family and Kids                                        Gilliland, piano and vocals; Ken Plourde,                                                                                                        East Palo Alto Children’s Day at the
                                                                                                                                                 Aug. 28. Mixed media exhibition of Fine Art
Labor Day Celebration Sept. 5, 11:30                                                                                                                                                              Park Includes food, and games. Free.
a.m.-1 p.m. with “oldies” sung by Brian
                                                 bass; Olaf Schiappacasse, drums. Cafe
                                                 Fino, 544 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
                                                                                                              Auditions                          showcasing the works of local profession-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Call or see web site for details. Sat., Aug.
                                                                                                Auditions for Peninsula Women’s Cho-             al artists and students from the Community
Chapman; lunch included. Purchase tick-          6082.                                                                                           School of Music and Arts. Tuesdays,              27. Donations accepted. Jack Farrell
ets by Aug. 27. $10 members/$12 non-                                                            rus Auditions for “An Asian Winter” and                                                           Park, Fordham, E. Palo Alto. Call 248-
                                                 Pentimento Jazz A new twist on swing,          others. Rehearsals are Mondays, 7:15-10          Wednesdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5
members. Little House Activity Center, 800                                                                                                       p.m. Rengstorff House at Shoreline, 3070         7379.
Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.          Latin jazz and fusion. Sun., Aug. 28, 5:30-    p.m. by appointment. Through Aug. See
                                                 8:30 p.m. Lavanda, 185 University Ave.,                                                         N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call          Japanese Drumming with San Jose Taiko                                                                    web site to schedule an appointment. Call                                                         A combination of performance, history and
                                                 Palo Alto. Call (408) 373-3244. www.pen-       for Location, Call 327-3095. www.pwcho           903-6073.
                                                                                                                                                                        audience participation. Lawn seating. Sun.,
                                                                                                                               Robots, Merging Man and Machine The              Aug. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. $15/adult, $12/stu-
               Benefits                          Rusty Zinn and Craig Horton A music mix        Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics Tryouts for          evolution of robots. Through Sept. 25. Fri.-     dents and seniors, $7.50/children; ages 2
Breast Cancer Bracelet Fundraising               of Soul, Reggae, Blues and R&B. Fri., Aug.     swimmers aged 4 and up will be held Sept.        Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of             and under free. Hidden Villa Farm & Wilder-
“Healing Bracelet” with a pink breast can-       26, doors open at 7 p.m. $18 at the door.      6-9. E-mail for              American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo          ness, 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills.
cer ribbon and a “Hope and a Faith”              Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City.       more information.                                Alto. Call 321-1004.               Call 949-8653.
charm. Gemstones include: Chalcedony,            Call 369-4119.               Stories on Stage Auditions by Peninsula          Seven Charkas The series of 7 abstrac-           Pioneer Club Meets Wednesdays, 6:45-
Aquamarine, Rose Quartz, Morganite, Cit-                                                        Youth Theatre for youths ages 12-20. Aug.        tions and 7 figures. The Seven Charkas           8:30 p.m. Sept. 7-May 24. For boys and
rine, Fluorite, Amazonite, Pearl, Peridot                                                       28, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Prepare a one-             depict a journey into the psyche and spir-
and Silver. Designs and materials donated                     On Stage                          minute prose monologue. Casting is limit-        it. Aug. 27. Avalon Art & Yoga Center, 370
                                                                                                                                                                                                  girls who will be 4 by Dec. 2 through 6th
                                                                                                                                                                                                  grade. Call for a registration form. $50 per
by the Bead Shop. Donation $100 per              “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now               ed. See web site for details. Peninsula          California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 494-3962.       child. Scholarships available. Peninsula
bracelet. Order on line or call Sophie. Avail-   Change” Presented by Palo Alto Players.        Youth Theatre, 2500 Old Middlefield Wy.,                 Bible Church, 3505 Middlefield Rd., Palo
able through Dec. 1. Community Breast            Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music         Mountain View. Call 988-8798. www.pyt            Solo Art Exhibition of Paintings and Draw-       Alto. Call 494-3840x218.
Health Project, 545 Bryant St., Palo Alto.       by Jimmy Roberts. Celebration of the mat-                                         ings Solo exhibitions of oil paintings and
Call 326-6299 ext. 17.             ing game told in a series of fast-paced                                                                                                          Preschool Storytime For children ages
                                                                                                                                                 mixed media drawings by Maxine                   3-5, Fridays, 11:30 a.m. Mitchell Park Li-
                                                 scenes and musical numbers. Sept. 17-
Midori Kai: Paradise Royale Fundraiser
Sat., Sept. 10, 6-11 p.m. Auction, casino        Oct. 2. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.;                         Exhibits                          Solomon. Through Oct. 17, free. Viewing
                                                                                                                                                 hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  brary, 3700 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.
                                                 Sundays, 2:30 p.m. See web site for            26th Annual Bay Area Knife Collectors                                                             Call 329-2134.
games, prizes, and food. $50/person be-                                                                                                          noon-1 p.m. and one hour prior to any per-       brary/kids-teens.
fore Aug. 30; $65 at the door. Proceeds will     prices. Tickets on sale now. Lucie Stern       Show Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 28,
                                                                                                                                                 formance. Center for the Performing Arts,        Preschool Storytime For children ages 3-5,
benefit the Japanese American Museum of          Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.     10 a.m.-3 p.m. See web site for details.
                                                                                                                                                 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Call (414)        Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Children’s Library,
San Jose, Asian American Recovery Ser-           Call 329-0891.              Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino
                                                                                                                                                 647-6600.                 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto. Call 329-2134.
vices, and the Ed Iwasaki Memorial Fund.         “Intimate Apparel” Presented by The-           Real, Palo Alto.
                                                                                                “5 Artists” Photography by Bill Atkinson,        “Trusting Woods to Tempest Sea:”       
Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N.            atreWorks. An affectionate portrait that ex-                                                    Robert McCauley 1991-2004, is a mid-
Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call (408)       plores tradition, identity, and a woman’s      paintings by Marguerite Olson Fletcher and                                                        Preschool Storytime For children ages 3-
                                                                                                by Mitchell Johnson, mixed media by Peter        career overview of paintings and mixed           5, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. College Terrace
773-7510 or (510) 579-1518.                      place in a man’s world. $20-52. Through                                                         media works, which are loaned primarily
                                                 Sept. 18. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Wednes-         Foley, and Woven Wall Hangings by Ulla de                                                         Library, 2300 Wellesley St., Palo Alto. Call
                                                                                                Larios. Aug. 26-Oct. 27. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-      from Bay Area sources. Through Sept. 4           329-2134.
                                                 days-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 8                                                        Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-
              Concerts                           p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. Mountain           5 p.m. Paul Allen Center for Integrated Sys-
                                                                                                                                                 9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Cen-
Alabanza 2005 Featuring Spanish Christ-          View Center for the Performing Arts, 500       tems, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. Call 725-                                                          Stop In and Explore Saturdays and Sun-
                                                                                                3622.            ter, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-
ian artist Julissa, Giovanni Rios, GB5, Fer-     Castro St., Mountain View. Call 903-6000.                                                       2366.          days, through 28, noon-5 p.m. Docents
nando Diaz Jr. and Eli Rios and the Ala-                          7th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition                                                               will help guide your discovery of the dis-
                                                                                                Through Aug. 27, Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3:30         “Water” An etching series reflecting one of      plays. Skyline Ridge Open Space Pre-
                                                                                                p.m. Filoli, 86 Canada Rd., Woodside.            earth’s precious resources. Large, abstract      serve, Page Mill/Alpine Road, Skyline Blvd.
                                                                                                                        etchings by local artist and printmaker,
                                       OF NOTE                                                  Art Dialogues: Adult Docent Tour The             Cherise Seim Thompson. Through Sept.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  intersection; meet at Russian Ridge park-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing lot, Palo Alto. Call 691-1200.
                                                                                                “Art Dialogues” program presents docent-         29, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Palo Alto Whole Foods,
                                                                                                led tours of Palo Alto Art Center exhibi-        774 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Store Anniversary Radio Disney’s X-Treme
                                                                                                tions. Saturdays, 2 p.m., through Aug. 27.       8676.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Team, and the Tech Museum from San Jose.
                                                                                                Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo      “Web/Metamorphosis:” Exhibit by                  Sat., Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. IKEA East Palo
                                                                                                Alto. Call 329-2366. www.cityofpaloal            Yuriko Yamaguchi An installation with rows       Alto, 1700 East Bayshore Rd., E. Palo Alto.
                                                                                                                      of four, carved cedar, biomorphic abstrac-       Call 324-2777 x, 1332.
                                                                                                Art Explorer Backpacks Available for use         tions whose scale corresponds to that of a       Toddler Storytime For children ages 18
                                                                                                at the Palo Alto Art Center. Inside are ex-      human organ. Through Sept. 4. Hours:             months to 3 years, Fridays, 10 a.m.
                                                                                                hibition related activities for the galleries    Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.;       Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd.,
                                                                                                and for the Sculpture garden. Free.              Sun., 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313        Palo Alto. Call 329-2134. www.cityof
                                                                                                Through Sept. 4. Palo Alto Art Center,           Newell Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-2366.  
                                                                                                1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-2605.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Toddler Storytime For children ages 18
                                                                                                                                                       months to 3 years, Tuesdays, 10 and 11
                                                                                                Artist Reception Sat., Aug. 27, 7 p.m.                    Talks/Authors                           a.m. Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet St.,
                                                                                                Szn Kraft speaks about the art collection                                                         Palo Alto. Call 329-2134. www.cityof
                                                                                                “Seven Charkas” and the connection be-           Current Events Group Meets Mondays,
                                                                                                                                                 10-11:30 a.m. A self-directed, informal
                                                                                                tween these paintings and the charkas en-
                                                                                                ergy system. Free. Avalon Art & Yoga Cen-        discussion of current events lead by a vol-
                                                                                                ter, 370 California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 324-   unteer moderator. Free. Little House Ac-
                                                                                                                                                 tivity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
                                                                                                2517.                                                                         2nd Annual Breast Cancer Conference
                                                                                                Binh Danh Exhibition of photographic work        Call 326-2025. www.peninsulavolunteers.          Sponsored by Community Breast Health
                                                                                                on display through Sept. 28. CSMA at Finn        org.                                             Project. Topics include: aromatase in-
                                                                                                Center, 230 San Antonio Rd., Mountain View.      “Dag Hammarskjold’s Markings” Dr.                hibitors, genomics, imaging, menopausal
                                                                                                Call 917-6800, ext 306.        Kathyrn Gillam will give a free public lecture   symptoms, sexuality issues, nutrition, risk
                                                                                                Cluster: Lukas Felzmann Exhibition of            on the career of the Swedish diplomat who        assessment and genetics, friends and fam-
                                                                                                black and white photographs, which illu-         was Secretary-General of the United Na-          ily support, life after treatment. Sat., Oct. 1,
                                                                                                minate flock movements of bird migrations,       tions from 1653-1961. Tue., Aug. 30. Wal-        9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Register by Sept. 9. $50
                                                                                                natural accumulations, and structures.           lenberg Hall, Building 160, Main Quad,           includes breakfast and lunch. After Sept. 9,
                                                                                                Through Sept. 4. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10            Stanford. Call 321-9955.                         $60. Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper
   California on canvas                                                                         a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.      Humanist Forum “Foreign policy: By An-           St., Palo Alto. Call 326-6686.
                                                                                                Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo      imal Instinct OR by Prudent Intelligence,” a     Breast Cancer Q&A Session A physician
   “Tomales Bay,” an oil painting by Redwood City artist Ed Terpening,                          Alto. Call 329-2366. www.cityofpaloal            talk by Bill Jacobsen. Aug. 28, 11 a.m.          and therapist address medical questions
   is on display at Viewpoints Gallery at 315 State St. in Los Altos dur-                                             Mitchell Park Center, 3800 Middlefield Rd.,      and concerns of breast cancer patients,
                                                                                                “Food, Frogs, Fido”: Works on paper by           Palo Alto. Call 328-6659. www.human              family, and friends. Free admission. Thurs-
   ing the month of September. The one-person show by the former soft-                          David Gilhooly Ongoing daily through Nov.                                        days, Sept 1-29, 5:30-7 p.m. Community
   ware engineer includes many paintings of California landscapes, in-                          27. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive,        Kepler’s presents Alan Alda Sun., Sept.          Breast Health Project, 545 Bryant St., Palo
   cluding scenes of surf, sunsets and shorelines. For more information,                        Stanford. Call 723-4177. www.stanford.           25, 5 p.m. Tickets required, on sale now.        Alto. Call 326-6686.
   call (650) 941-5789 or go to                                      edu/dept/ccva.                                   Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Lau-            Rosen Method Movement Thursdays,
                                                                                                “Leaf” A “pocket exhibition” revealing three     rel Street, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.           Sept. 1-29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. All ages wel-
                                                                                                different approaches in art making in col-                                 come. Cubberley Community Center, 4000
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                                                                                                                Goings On
Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call (415) 812-                      Sports                            Bay Area, a local non-profit. Wed., Aug.      Tutors Needed YES Reading needs vol-        Volunteers: Nature Education Docent
9917.                                                                         31, noon-1 p.m. Hands On Bay Area Of-         unteers for the 2005-2006 school year.      Training Trained docents lead visitors on
                                                Boys U13 Soccer Tryouts Palo Alto Strik-           fice, 721 Central Ave., Mountain View. Call   Volunteers work one-on-one with students    scenic nature hikes throughout the coastal
                                                ers CYSA Class 3 U13 boys born Aug. 1,             965-0242.            reading below grade level. Tutoring times   woodland trails. Aug.-Oct. Filoli, 86 Cana-
    Classes/Workshops                           1992 or later. Goalie and field tryouts for fall
                                                soccer held during Aug. Wednesdays and             Stanford Blood Center Volunteers needed       are flexible. Reading centers in Ather-     da Rd., Woodside. Call (408) 532-6828.
55-Alive Mature Driving Wednesdays,                                                                to help at centers in Palo Alto and Moun-     ton/Redwood City, Menlo Park, Mountain
                                                Fridays, 5:45-7:30 p.m. E-mail marydim-                                                          View, and San Jose communities. Selby
Sept. 7 and 14, 6-10 p.m. $10. To regis- Cubberley Fields, 4000           tain View. Stanford Blood Center, 3373
ter, come in or mail a check payable to                                                            Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. Call 723-6795.      Lane School, 170 Selby Lane, Atherton.
                                                Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.                                                                      Call 283-7167.
AARP. Send to Mtn. View Senior Center,                                                                                                                                    (continued on page 41)
P.O. Box 7540, Mtn. View, CA 94039.             Vibha 5K/10K Run/Walk Aug. 27, 8:30
Cash not accepted. Mountain View Senior         a.m. Annual flagship event that raises
                                                awareness about the challenges faced by

                                                                                                                                                  Give Your
Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Composting Class Sat., Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-
noon, free. Adults only, the ABC’s of back-
                                                underprivileged children. The funds raised
                                                from the event provide education, health,
                                                shelter and nourishment for children in In-
                                                                                                              NEED A
yard and worm composting taught by Mas-
ter Composters. Cubberley Community
Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.
                                                dia and the US. See web site for registra-
                                                tion. Shoreline Park, 3070 North Shoreline
                                                Blvd., Mountain View. www.bayarea.vib
                                                                                                                TAX                               Car to
Call 496-5910.
Estate Planning Seminar Presented by
attorney Steven D. Ink. Free. Aug. 27, 10-
                                                                                                            DEDUCTION?                   create a future for people with developmental disabilities
                                                               Outdoors                                                                    Community Association for Rehabilitation, Inc.
11:30 a.m. Palo Alto Church of Christ,                                                                                             525 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306 •
3373 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 493-      Annual Boat Demo Day and Sale Aug.
                                                27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Shoreline                                                                                                                                     United Way
Free Homebuyers Education and Cred-
                                                Lake at the Aquatic Center, 3160 N.                                                                   Call: 650-494-0550
                                                Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 965-
it/Budget Workshops Offered by E.P.A.           7474.
Can Do. Workshops are 6-8 p.m.: 1st se-
ries: Sept. 19; 2nd series: Oct. 3 and Nov.     Hike Amongst the Redwoods Hike with
1.; Homebuyers Workshops are 6-9 p.m.:          Sempervirens Fund’s docents through
1st series: Sept. 27 and 29.; 2nd series:       nearby redwood forests. Sept. 3-4, 10
Nov. 8 and 10. Call to register. EPA Can        a.m. Free. 2 or 5 mile hikes. Reservations
Do, 2369 University Ave., E. Palo Alto. Call    required. Castle Rock State Park, 1.8 miles

                                                                                                                      One Time Only
473-9838.                     west of Hwy 35, on Hwy 9, Call 968-4509.
Green by Design: Seven Steps to a Green         Palo Alto Festival of the Arts Over 300
Home Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $35, in-            artisans, Italian Street Painting, three
cludes instruction, workbook, breakfast         stages of entertainment, Kids’ Art Studio,
and lunch. Pre-registration required. Reg-      California microbrews and wines. August
istration can be done online or by calling      27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission.
(510) 845-5106 ext. 222. Mitchell Park          Downtown Palo Alto, between Webster
Community Center, 3800 Middlefield              and High St., Palo Alto. Call 324-3121.
Road, Palo Alto. Call (510) 845-0472.

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“How to Balance the Whole Mom Using
S.P.I.C.E.” Workshop Led by Genevieve                      Environment
Hutcheson Butcher, author of Sport of           Breathe Deep Sat., Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m.-3
Motherhood and Cable TV host of “The            p.m. With docents Bob Segalla and Mike
Mamathon Show” Sat., Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-
noon. $25. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call 213-
                                                Alexander. A moderately-paced, 9-mile
                                                loop hike with 1,400-foot elevation gain,
                                                from the ocean-side of the preserve and
8811 or 322-1175.             back. Reservations are required. Purisima
Meditative Yoga Freedom, expansion and          Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve,
balance through inner strength and grace.       Higgins-Purisima Entrance, Woodside. Call
Yoga in the Bihar School tradition taught by    691-1200.
Andrea Lenox. Aug. 28-Oct. 18. Mondays,         Discovering Dragonflies Sun., Aug. 28,
6:15-7:45 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9-10:15 a.m.;         9:30 a.m.-noon. Docents Karen DeMello,
Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Unity Church,          Debbi Brusco, and Jan Hintermeister will in-
3391 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 857-      troduce the world of dragonflies. 2-mile
0919.                                           leisurely hike around Horseshoe Lake. Bring
Stanford Educational Leadership Insti-
tute’s Superintendent Fellows Program
                                                binoculars if you have them. Skyline Ridge
                                                Open Space Preserve, Page Mill/Alpine
                                                Road, Skyline Blvd. intersection; meet at
Provides ongoing professional develop-
ment through short master classes and
virtual online webinars. Applications are
                                                Russian Ridge parking lot, Palo Alto. Call
                                                Explorer Hike Wed., Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.-
due August 26. Stanford University Facul-                                                                                                             ESTATE & PRECIOUS
ty Club, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford. Call        2 p.m. 3-5-mile hike with docents Siefken
                                                Krieger and Bill Blodgett. Reservations are
                                                required. Purisima Creek Redwoods Open                                                                    JEWELRY
“The Forgotten Refugees” Thu., Sept. 1,         Space Preserve, Higgins-Purisima En-
7 p.m. Speaker and screening of “The For-       trance, Woodside. Call 691-1200.
gotten Refuggees,” a film about 1 million                                                                               Downtown Location Only
Jews who quietly carry the memory of a          Lions and Us Sun., Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-3
destroyed civilation. Speaker, Regina Wald-     p.m. With docents Keith Johnsgard and
man, will speak and answer questions.           Bill Blodgett. A 3-mile, round-trip hike
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto,     along the Ridge Trail. Johnsgard will share                   The finest platinum and 18k gold jewelry set with diamonds, colored
505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. Call (415)    illustrative accounts of real-life mountain
977-7407.                   lion encounters to provide you with guide-
Yoga for Relaxation For beginners and           lines for sensible travel through lion territo-               gems and cultured South Sea Pearls. You may select from rings,
anyone interested in a experiencing mind-       ry. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve,
ful yoga practice. All ages, all body types
welcome. $12 drop in. Mondays, 5 p.m.;
                                                Page Mill/Alpine Road, Skyline Blvd. inter-                   bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants. Many pieces are hand
                                                section; meet at Russian Ridge parking
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Pathways to Self-          lot, Palo Alto. Call 691-1200.
Healing, 4153A El Camino Way, Palo Alto.                                                    fabricated and unique by Abel & Zimmerman,Yvel, Mark Patterson,
Call 966-8492.
                                                    Religion/Spirituality                                     Stephen Webster and other exceptional designers. Also included are
                  Film                          “A Course in Miracles” Discussion group
Monday Movies 1 p.m. Aug. 29: “Conti-           meets Mondays, 8 p.m. to study the prin-                      vintage and antique jewels
nental Divide.” $1 members/$2 non-mem-          ciples of “A Course in Miracles. UNITY Palo
bers. Little House Activity Center, 800 Mid-    Alto Community Church, 3391 Middlefield
dle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.            Rd., Palo Alto. Call 849-1109. www.unity              
Outdoor Movie Night Aug. 26. Featured           Meditation and Self Development Begin-
                                                ners and experienced meditators wel-                                                             231 Hamilton Avenue
“Shall We Dance.” What begins as a ro-
mantic comedy shortly turns into a tale         come. Ongoing Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Do-                                                            (between Emerson & Ramona)
and an unexpected Gem. Downtown Los             nations welcome. Pathways to Self Heal-
Altos Village, 319 State St., Los Altos. Call   ing, 4153 A El Camino Way, Palo Alto. Call                                                                    Palo Alto
917-9799.            949-3106.
                                                Stanford Memorial Church, University
Stanford Theatre Guide Aug. 26: “Em-            Public Worship Three-part sermon series                                                              (650) 321-1680
ployees’ Entrance,” 7:30 p.m.; :Baby            on “The Search of a Meaningful Life” by
Face,” 6 and 8:55 p.m. Aug. 27-28: “All
About Eve,” 2:50 and 7:30 p.m.; “Citizen
                                                Rev. Joanne Sanders. Sundays, through                                                                                •
                                                Aug. 28, 10 a.m. Stanford Memorial
Kane,” 5:20 and 10 p.m. Aug. 29-30: “All        Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Call                                                           Friday, 8/26 11-6pm
About Eve,” 7:30 p.m.; “Citizen Kane,”          723-1762.
5:20 and 10 p.m.; Aug. 31-Sept. 2:                                                                                                            Saturday, 8/27 11-4:30pm
“Genevieve,” 7:30 p.m.; “The Reluctant
Debutante,” 5:40 and 9:10 p.m. Call or                       Volunteers                                                                  Tuesday-Thursday, 8/30-9/1 11-6pm
see web site for details. Stanford Theatre,     Hands On Bay Area New Volunteer Ori-
221 University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 324-       entation Become a volunteer for Hands                                                     Final Sale Day Friday, 9/2 11-4pm
3700.                  On Bay Area, a local non-profit. Wed., Aug.
Wednesday “Kultur” Movies 1:30 p.m.             31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Whole Foods, 1250
Aug. 31: “Letter to Three Wives.”$1 mem-        Jefferson Ave., Redwood City. Call 965-
bers/$2 non-members. Little House Activity      0242.
Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call       Hands On Bay Area Volunteer Orienta-
326-2025.          tion Become a volunteer for Hands On
                                                                                                                                                                          Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, August 26, 2005 • Page 39
                                                         A Guide to the Spiritual Community
                       Stanford Memorial Church                                                                                            Ananda
                                 University Public Worship                                                                          A Place of Awakening
                                                                                Los Altos                                              Sunday Celebration
                               Sunday, August 28, 10:00 a.m.                                                                      9-9:45 am    Meditation
                         “The Light at the End of the Tunnel:                   Lutheran                                          10-11:30     Worship and Satsang
                                    Redemption”                                 Church                                            2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
                                                                                ELCA                                       for a free brochure, call (650) 323-3363 or visit
                                 Last in a three-part series on                                                             
                                                                    Pastor David K. Bonde
                             “The Search for a Meaningful Life”
           All are
                                                                       9:00 am Worship
                                 The Rev. Joanne Sanders             10:30 am Education
                               Associate Dean for Religious Life    Nursery Care Provided                                    PALO ALTO COMMUNITY CHURCH
        650-723-1762         Alpha Courses                                        Affirming the Divine Spirit in every person.
                                                                         650-948-3012                        Sunday Celebration Services
                                                                    460 S. El Monte Ave., Los Altos                8:45AM, & 11:00AM Everyone Welcome
                                                                              Nursery & youth programs available both services
                                                                                                             Guest, Rev. Karyn Bradley, Spk., 8:45 & 11AM

                       Bahá’í Faith                                                                                       “Confident Living”
                                                                                                                  Wednesday: Meditation, 7-7:30pm
                                                                                                                Class: 7:30-9:00pm through Aug. 31st
           “Be an ornament to the countenance of                                                              “Everyday Grace-Finding The Hero Within”
                                                                                                                3391 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto • (650) 494-7222
           truth,...a shining light in the firmament                           Grace                              

                       of thy generation...”                                  Lutheran
                (650) 321-0939
                                                                               Church                         FIRST CONGREGATIONAL
                                                                         Summer Schedule                           CHURCH UCC
                                                                      3149 Waverly St., Palo Alto               1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto • (650) 856-6662
                                                                           650-494-1212                                   Worship & Sunday School at 10am
                 Saint Ann Chapel                                    8:00 AM - Worship Service
                                                                     9:30 AM - Worship Service
                                                                                                                                 August 28 Sunday
                                                                                                                              “Easier Said Than Done”
           TRADITIONAL EPISCOPAL 1928 PRAYER BOOK                          Child Care Available
                                                                                                                               Rev David Howell, preaching
                                                                           Pastor John Kerr
            Sung Eucharist, Sunday, 11:00 AM                                                                                           “God’s Politics”
                                                                                                                       Community book discussion Wed. evening
           Holy Communion, Wednesday, 6:00 PM                                                                                7 pm, Fellowship Room.
                                                                                                                                        Come as you are able!
                  The Rev. H. Bowen Woodruff, Vicar
                 541 Melville Ave., PA • 650-838-0508
                                                                               Sunday                    First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto
                                                                            Mornings for                                       (PCUSA)
                                                                           Spiritual Health
                                                                          Meditation 9:15-9:45am
                                                                                                         A   re you seeking a spiritual home, a place of
                                                                                                         welcome and acceptance? Are you wanting
                                                                           Service        10-11am        theological study where you are free to ask honest
                                                                             Non-denominational          questions? Are you looking for a community of faith
                                                                           and Inclusive Spirituality.   where you can be empowered to work for justice,
                                                                             Thursdays 7-8pm             peace and the common good of all?
                                                                                Meditation &
                                                                              Self-Development           Come check us out! Maybe you will find the
                                                                                                         connections and commitments you believe Christ’s
                                                                         Pathways to Self Healing
                                                                           4153A El Camino Way
                                                                                                         church should embrace and embody.
                                                                          Palo Alto (650) 424-1118       8:45 A.M. - Prayer and Meditation Service — Sanctuary
                                                                                                         9:35 A.M. - Coffee, Tea & Juice, Served on the Patio
                                                                                                         10:00 A.M. - Worship Service — Sanctuary
                                                                                                         11:00 A.M. - Coffee, Tea & Juice Served on the Patio
                                                                                                                      Childcare provided at all services
                                                                                                         1140 Cowper Street 650-325-5659

                                                                                                                     To include your Church in
                                                                                                           Call Blanca Yoc 650-326-8210 ext. 239
                                                                                                                or e-mail

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                                      Goings On
                                                                                                Medical Alert for Heart Attacks, Stokes, Chest Problems
(continued from page 39)                        27-28. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555

                                                                                                  VIOXX                                                               ©
                                                Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 322-4528.
        Support Groups                
Caregivers Support Group Find resources,
make friends, share solutions, reduce
stress. Practical methods for caring for
                                                Ballroom Dancing “Nightclub Hustle” will
yourself and others. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.        be taught. Fri., Aug. 26, 8 p.m. lesson; 9-
through Dec. 14. Mt. View Senior Center,        midnight general dance. Beginning and in-
266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.                termediate levels, no experience neces-             sary, no partner necessary. Free refresh-
Men’s Club For men who are stroke sur-          ments; $7. Cubberley Community Center
vivors. Meets the last Monday monthly, 11       Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto.                                  News Alert:
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lakeside Cafe, 3160 N.          Call 856-9930.
Shoreline, Mountain View. Call 565-8485.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
                                                Live Music Contra Dance Aug. 27 Caller:                  MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR
                                                Eric Black, Band: Swing Farm. $10 mem-
Addresses concerns of breast cancer pa-
tients dealing with treatment decisions,
side effects of treatments, work related is-
                                                bers/students $2 off/students 8-18 $5.
                                                Beginners class 7:30 p.m., dance 8-11
                                                p.m. Palo Alto Masonic Temple, 461 Flo-
                                                                                                         AWARD IN VIOXX© CASE
sues, end of life concerns, changing rela-      rence St., Palo Alto. Call 965-9169.
tionships with children, spouses/partners,
family and friends. Mondays through Sept.,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Community Breast Health
                                                Pomander Tea Dance Hosted by Art Deco                                       The Verdict:
                                                Society. Aug. 28, 4-6:30 p.m. With vintage
Project, 545 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
                                                music by Paul Price’s Society Orchestra.         A Jury found Merck & Co. liable Friday for the
                                                $12.50/$10 members. Lessons included.
Ongoing Breast Cancer Support Recov-
ery and renewal ongoing breast cancer
                                                Masonic Hall, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto.
                                                Call 366-1267.
                                                                                                death of a 59-year-old Texas man who took the
support and education group for anyone
who has completed breast cancer treat-                                                          painkiller Vioxx©, awarding his widow millions of
ment and is now focusing on continued                      Art Galleries
physical, emotional, and spiritual well-be-     “A Coyote’s View” Featuring artwork by           dollars in damages in the first of thousands of
ing. Mon., Sept. 12, 5-6:30 p.m. Free ad-       Markus Pierson through Aug. 31. Peabody
mission. Community Breast Health Pro-
ject, 545 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
                                                Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
                                                Call 322-2200.
                                                                                                            lawsuits to reach a verdict.
6686.                             Angelico Gallery Featuring French painter
Women’s Therapeutic Group For women             Gilles Rieu, Polish artist Krysztofa Zwierz-
stroke survivors of all ages. Meets the last    Ciok, Jill Andre, Donny Hahn, Lokuge,           If you, a family member or friend have taken Vioxx© please contact us
Friday monthly, 9:30-11 a.m. Lakeside           Laden Moaddeli, James Stoval, jewelry by
CafÈ, 3160 N. Shoreline, Mountain View.         Sunhera, and currently exhibiting a Sum-          to learn what your legal rights are. Your case may be small but very
Call 565-8485.               mer Show for Mary Ann Halliburton and
Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support             Robert Bush. Through Aug. Angelico,                important to you and your family. if you think you may be suffering
                                                1139 Chestnut Street, Menlo Park. Call
Group To discuss issues such as children,
fertility, health concerns, dating, aggres-     566-1211.                         from side effects caused by Vioxx©, let us help you.
sive treatments, and connecting with oth-       Beyond Ornamental Featuring 20 interna-
er young women. Tuesdays, Aug. 30 and           tional jewelry artist. Opening reception with
Sept. 6, 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free admis-         the show curator, Charon Kransen. Work                            CALL: THE LAW OFFICES OF DON GALINE
sion. Community Breast Health Project,          displayed through Sept. 3. DeNovo, 250
545 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-6686.       University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 327-1256.                        (650) 345-8484 OR WWW.DONGALINE.COM                         
                                                “Flora and Fauna” A summer exhibit fea-
     Community Events                           turing work from 29 gallery artists. Recent
                                                2D and 3D work inspired by plants and
Book Sale and Free Lemonade Stand
Free lemonade stand offered in conjunction
                                                                                                                        PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
with Palo Alto’s Art and Wine Fair. Aug.                         (continued on next page)

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                                                                                                                                        Goings On
           Big Changes or Small Changes
                                                                      (continued from previous page)                 Photographer’s Exhibition A group show                    lo Park. Call 566-1211. www.angelicogal
     Make                                                             animals. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                                                      Through Aug. 27. Gallery 9, 143 Main St.,
                                                                                                                     representing a variety of subject matter.
                                                                                                                     Black and white and color works exhibited
                                                                                                                     through Sept. 24. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 11
                                                                                                                                                                               “Urban Totems” Work by Bay Area artist
                                                                                                                                                                               Werner Glinka, featuring 15 wall sculp-
     your                                                             Los Altos. Call 941-7969.
                                                                      Keeble & Shuchat Photography An exhibit
                                                                                                                     a.m.-6 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los
                                                                                                                     Altos. Call 941-7969.
                                                                                                                                                                               tures. Through Aug. 30. Pacific Art League,
                                                                                                                                                                               668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 321-3891.
     Dream                                                            of black and white and color images of
                                                                      France, England and Italy by Hiroko Mura-
                                                                      matsu. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                     “Return to the Garden” Reflections on
                                                                                                                     the state of this earth by its member artists.
                                                                                                                     Paintings, prints, photography, sculpture,
                                                                                                                                                                               William St. George Official artist of the
                                                                                                                                                                               34th annual Menlo Charity. His love of
     home                                                             Through Aug. 29. Keeble & Shuchat Pho-
                                                                      tography, 290 California Ave., Palo Alto.
                                                                                                                     and ceramics. Through Sept. 5. Hours:
                                                                                                                     Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10
                                                                                                                                                                               horses is often reflected in his work. On
                                                                                                                                                                               display through Sept. 9. Peabody Fine Art
                                                                      “Lieder in Color” Exhibition by Midori Mc-     a.m.-3 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main                   Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
     a Reality.                                                       Cabe and Gloria Takla. The exhibition is
                                                                      inspired by the music of Franz Shubert.
                                                                                                                     St., Redwood City. Call 701-1018. www.
                                                                                                                                                                               Call 322-2200. www.peabody
                                                                                                                                                                               Zanzibar Gallery “Vivid Expressions,” solo
                                                                      Through Sept. 17. Reception: Aug. 26, 6-       “Spatial Dimensions” An exhibit of ar-                    exhibition of paintings by Berkeley artist
                                                                      8 p.m. Gallery House, 320 California Ave.,     chitecturally-inspired abstract paintings by              Leslie Firestone, through August. Gallery
                                                                      Palo Alto.                                     Mela M. Through Sept. 30. Gallery Hours:                  Hours: Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Zanzibar
                                               Maurice A. Agrillo     “Mostly Cats” Featuring the Oriental wa-       Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Stellar Somerset                Gallery, 325 State St., Los Altos. Call 948-
   Custom Building,            General Building Contractor            tercolors of Jane Minnick. Through Aug.        Gallery, 539 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 328-             4593.
   Room Additions, Remodeling,                                        31. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5
   New Homes & Land Development (408)244-1348
                                                                      p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Viewpoints          Summer Show Paintings by Robert Bush
                                                                      Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. Call 941-   and Mary Ann Halliburton. Through Aug.
                                                        Lic.#477280   5789.               Angelico Gallery, 1139 Chestnut St., Men-

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Sports                                                                                                                                                                                                           VOLLEYBALL

Shorts                                                                                                                                                                                                    All set
OVER THE NET . . . The United
States men’s volleyball team won
                                                                                                                                                                                                         for shot
                                                                                                                                                                                                        at repeat
its first two matches at the FIVB
Men’s World Championship Quali-
fication Tournament in the Colise-
um Hector Sola Bezares in
Caguas, Puerto Rico. Stanford                                                                                                                                                                              Experience will be
grad Gabe Gardner helped the
world’s fifth-ranked Americans                                                                                                                                                                            crucial for Stanford
beat Guatemala, 25-10, 25-13,                                                                                                                                                                              in its title defense
25-10 on Tuesday. Gardner, who
played on the U.S. Olympic team                                                                                                                                                                                   by Rick Eymer
in Greece, scored nine points on                                                                                                                                                                               ristin Richards estimates she’s
six kills, two blocks and one ace.
It was his first national matches of
the year. “This is another sign that
                                                                                                                                                                                                        K      played volleyball in over 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                               countries with a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States national teams and
we are on the right track,” USA
coach Hugh McCutcheon said.
                                                                     Kristin                                                                                                                            has experienced just about every
                                                                                                                                                                                                        situation possible.
The U.S. beat Puerto Rico, 25-20,
26-24, 25-22, on Monday. The
                                                                   Richards                                                                                                                                While she has more international
                                                                                                                                                                                                        experience than most of her Stan-
U.S. was scheduled to play Bar-                                                                                                                                                                         ford teammates, playing on the
bados on Thursday and will com-                                                                                                                                                                         world’s stage is nothing new for
plete pool play with a match                                                                                                                                                                            Cardinal players. Sophomore setter
against Mexico today. The cham-                                                                                                                                                                         Bryn Kehoe, sophomore outside hit-
pionships finals are scheduled for                                                                                                                                                                      ter Franci Girard, senior setter Katie
Sunday . . . Stanford grad and                                                                                                                                                                          Goldhahn, freshmen Cynthia Bar-
two-time Olympian Logan Tom                                                                                                                                                                             boza, and freshman Foluke Akin-
begins her second season with                                                                                                                                                                           radewo also have played interna-
Pallavolo Chieri of the Italian                                                                                                                                                                         tionally.
Women’s National Volleyball                                                                                                                                                                                “I’ve been playing international
League.                                                                                                                                                                                                   since I was 15,” said Richards, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           National Freshman of the Year in
OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Palo Alto                                                                                                                                                                              2003 and an All-American last
High grad Sean Nolan was                                                                                                                                                                                  year. “It’s been a great opportuni-
named assistant coach for the                                                                                                                                                                           ty and when I think back on where
California women’s water polo                                                                                                                                                                           I’ve been and all the people I’ve
team on Wednesday, joining head                                                                                                                                                                         met, I feel lucky. Playing interna-
coach Richard Corso, a former                                                                                                                                                                           tionally is totally different.”
Olympic coach. Nolan, a standout                                                                                                                                                                           That experience will likely help
goalie for the Bears, played on                                                                                                                                                                         Stanford as it opens the season with
the United States men’s Olympic                                                                                                                                                                         a difficult tournament today and
water polo team . . . Palo Alto                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday at the AVCA/NACWAA
Babe Ruth is now conducting on-                                                                                                                                                                         Showcase at Qwest Center in Oma-
line registration for their Fall Base-                                                                                                                                                                  ha, Neb.
ball league, which is open to                                                                                                                                                                              Preseason No. 3 Stanford opens
Babe Ruth age players (incoming                                                                                                                                                                         with No. 5 Penn State today at 4
13-, 14- and 15-year olds) resid-                                                                                                                                                                       p.m. Top-ranked Nebraska and No.
ing in Palo Alto Babe Ruth’s local                                                                                                                                                                      4 Hawaii follow, with the winners
area. Details can be found at                                                                                                                                                                           meeting for the title on Saturday at                                                                                                                                                                           5 p.m. Call it the preseason Final
_ruth. The season runs from La-
bor Day through October. All reg-
                                                                                                                                                                     Brynn                              Four.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “It’s crazy,” Stanford coach John
istration will be on-line . . . The
Palo Alto Oaks’ semipro baseball
                                                                                                                                                                     Kehoe                              Dunning said. “Someone could start
                                                                                                                                                                                                        0-2. I hope it’s not us but we’d live
team will host the annual Tony                                                                                                                                                                          with it. After that tournament we’ll
Makjavich Memorial Golf Tourna-                                                                                                                                                                         still have three weeks before we
ment on Sept. 10 at Moffett Field                                                                                                                                                                       open the Pac-10 (with UCLA and
Golf Course in honor of their leg-                                                                                                                                                                      USC) and that will probably be

endary former coach. The tourna-                                                                                                                                                                        more valuable than the last two
ment begins with a 2 p.m. shot-                                                                                                                                                                         weeks because of the information
gun start and costs $125 per per-                                                                                                                                                                       you get. We’ll figure out what peo-
son, including greens fees, a cart,                                                                                                                                                                     ple can do and how they react to-
prizes and a Tri-tip dinner. The              Photo illustration by Scott Peterson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (continued on page 44)
Oaks will be offering a car with a
hole-in-one on a selected par-
three. Contact Steve Espinoza at                                STANFORD FOOTBALL
                                             Rushing makes secondary
          ON THE AIR                          his primary focus in ‘05
                 Friday                             by Nathan Kurz               that, both as a playmaker at corner-
                                                   hen senior cornerback T.J.    back and a dangerous returner, the

   Women’s volleyball:     Stanford vs.
 Penn St., 4 p.m., CSTV                            Rushing recently phoned       Cardinal would receive an immeas-
               Saturday                            former teammate O.J. Atog-    urable boost as it attempts to transi-
    College football: Stanford Cardinal   we, now with the St. Louis Rams of     tion from mediocrity to respectabil-
 Football, 4 p.m., Fox Sports Net
                                          the NFL, and asked for some ad-        ity under first-year coach Walt Har-
    Women’s volleyball: Stanford in
                                          vice for the upcoming season, Atog-    ris.

 AVCA/NACWAA Showcase, 3 p.m. or
 5:30 p.m., CSTV                          we told him to just kept things sim-      The first order of business for the
                                          ple.                                   Cardinal defense is getting its sec-
                                            “He said to relax and enjoy          ondary straightened out after losing
       SPORTS ONLINE                      things, since it’s my last year,”      its top three players — Atogwe,
 For expanded daily coverage of college   Rushing said. “He told me to try to    Stanley Wilson (third round to the
 and prep sports, please see our online   go out with a bang.”                   Detroit Lions) and Leigh Torrence
 edition at          If the Stanford senior can do just                  (continued on page 45)                        T.J. Rushing (35) is among the nation’s best kick returners.
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  COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL                                                                                   Volleyball
                                                                                                       (continued from page 43)

    Perret                                                                                             gether. I like to play people who
                                                                                                       seem to enhance each other. Once I

  hopes for                                                                                            know the combinations, we’ll go
                                                                                                       from there.”
                                                                                                          Dunning has plenty to choose

  title shot                                                                                           from. Richards, Kehoe, Girard, jun-
                                                                                                       ior middle blocker Liz Suiter, senior
                                                                                                       libero Courtney Schultz are the re-
   Woodside Priory grad                                                                                turning starters and Goldhahn, junior
                                                                                                       outside hitter Nji Nnamani, junior
    wants to help SCU                                                                                  middle blocker Jennifer Wilson, jun-
   win first WCC crown                                                                                 ior middle blocker Michelle Mellard
                                                                                                       and sophomore defensive specialist
          by Rick Eymer
                                                                                                       Kirsten Hornbeak each earned var-
       anta Clara University has qui-                                                                  sity letters.

S      etly developed into a women’s
       volleyball powerhouse in the
area, and Woodside Priory grad
                                                                                                          Barboza, Akinradewo, Erin
                                                                                                       Waller, Jessica Fishburn and Menlo
                                                                                                       School grad Alex Fisher make up
Cassie Perret remains part of the                                                                      one of best freshmen classes in re-
equation.                                                                                              cent memory. They are all capable of
   Perret, a 6-foot-1 senior outside                                                                   making an immediate impact.
hitter from Menlo Park, hopes to                                                                          Fisher likely won’t play this year
help the Broncos reach the NCAA                                                                        as she continues to rehab an old

tournament for an eighth straight                                                                      shoulder injury.
season. A first team all-West Coast                                                                       “She’s a little limited right now,”
Conference selection a year ago,                                                                       Dunning said. “We want her to get
Perret was the only player to partic-                                                                  stronger. The other four have a
ipate in all 105 games.                                                                                chance to play.”
   She finished among the team’s top      SCU senior Cassie Perret of Menlo                               Barboza (Gatorade) and Waller
three in several categories, includ-      Park was a first-team all-WCC se-                            ( come in as Na-
ing kills (256), digs (299), and                                                                       tional High School Players of the

                                          lection in 2004.
blocks (108).                                                                                          Year, giving the Cardinal an embar-
   “We have a lot of girls back with         “We were picked to finish third                           rassment of riches in that regard as
experience,” Santa Clara coach Jon        and that upsets me,” Wallace said.                           both Richards and Kehoe are also
Wallace said. “Cassie has pretty          “Winning the conference is a big                             former prep national Players of the
much been in every game since she’s       goal for us. I don’t feel like we have                       Year.
been here. We’re blessed to have          a single star. We have eight and nine                           Add all that international experi-
her.”                                     girls getting after it every day.”                           ence, and Stanford can compete with       Stanford senior starter Liz Suiter will be on the court this weekend when the
   Perret led Woodside                                     Perret, who was an                          anyone in the nation.                     Cardinal opens its season in the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase.
Priory to the 2000 Di-                                   all-WCC honorable                                “When you add up all the playing good for us.”
vision V state champi-                                   mention in her sopho-                         you do at a very high level, the sum        Stanford is easily one of the most           2005 VOLLEYBALL
onship and was the                                       more season, has been                         of all that matures you as a player talented teams in the country, but it
                                                                                                                                                                                            Date      Opponent              Time
state       tournament’s                                 one of Santa Clara’s                          and probably as a person,” Dunning isn’t even favored to win the Pac-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Aug. 26 Penn State#           3 p.m.
Most Valuable Player.                                    most versatile players                        said. “Handling match point, with 10. That honor went to Washington,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Aug. 27 Final round#          TBA
Woodside Priory was                                      and an example for her                        8,000 people watching and still play which lost its No. 1 ranking and
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 1 at Boston+            4 p.m.
the state runnerup the                                   teammates.                                    your game is not common to every chance at an undefeated season last
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 2 Maine+                1:30 p.m.
next year. Her success                                    “She’s not the loudest                       one. All that helps you play your year with a dramatic five-game loss
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 3 Syracuse+             11 a.m.
in high school - the                                     person on the court but                       best at the biggest moment.”             at Stanford.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 6 at New Hampshire 4 p.m.
Panthers won their first                                 you know she’s there,”                           Richards and Barboza                                  The Huskies are also
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 8 at Colorado&          6 p.m.
ever Central Coast Sec-                                  Luxton said. “She                             became close friends                                  ranked second in the na-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 9 Marquette&            4 p.m.
tion title in her sopho-                                 works hard and we’ve                          thanks to being team-                                 tion behind Nebraska.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 10 Creighton&           11 a.m.
more year - spilled                                      come to rely on her.”                         mates on national teams.                                  Neither predication
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 15 vs. St. Mary’s       7 p.m.
onto the courts at San-                                   Perret was not only a                        Barboza played on the                                 should surprise Stanford,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 16 vs. Utah State       7 p.m.
ta Clara where she be-                                   two-time state Divi-                          junior national team as a                             which was tabbed to fin-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 17 vs. UCSB             5 p.m.
came an immediate Cassie Perret                          sion V MVP, but she                           14-year-old,          when                            ish third in the confer-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 23 vs. USC*             7 p.m.
contributor, starting 30                                 was also a two-time                           Richards was 16.                                      ence a year ago, and nev-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 24 vs. UCLA*            7 p.m.
of 31 matches on a team                                  CIF Sportsmanship-                               Kehoe and Akinradewo                               er held the top spot in the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 29 at Oregon St.*       7 p.m.
that finished 24-7.                       Citizenship Award winner.                                    were together on the U.S.                             national poll (opening at
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sept. 30 at Oregon*           7 p.m.
   Santa Clara is 62-27 during Per-          Stanford senior Courtney Schultz                          Junior National Team that                             No. 6) before winning
ret’s tenure, and has finished either     was the Division III MVP in 2000                             played in Turkey this past    Cynthia Barboza       the title.                       Oct. 7    vs. Washington*     7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 8    vs. Washington St.* 7 p.m.
second or third in the WCC. The           and 2001 while leading Harvard-                              summer.                                     Washington, on the other hand, is
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 13 at Arizona*           7 p.m.
Broncos are looking for their first       Westlake to a pair of titles. Menlo                             “This was the first year I played the defending Pac-10 champion.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 14 at Arizona St.*       7 p.m.
conference title since 2000 - the year    School grad and Stanford freshman                            internationally and it is                              USC, picked to finish
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 21 at California*        7 p.m.
of Woodside Priory’s magical run to       Alex Fisher is also a former CIF                             different than anything                                third, won the national
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 27 vs. Oregon*           7 p.m.
the top.                                  Sportsmanship/Citizenship Award                              else,” Kehoe said. “I                                  title in 2003 and beat
                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 28 vs. Oregon St.*       7 p.m.
   “It’s been awesome having her all      winner.                                                      learned a lot. I got to set                            Stanford for the title in
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 3    at Washington*      7 p.m.
four years,” Santa Clara senior setter       Luxton played at Los Altos High,                          for Foluke in Turkey, so                               2002. The Pac-10 has
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 4    at Washington St.* 7 p.m.
Kristen Luxton said. “She’s been on       but doesn’t remember playing with                            coming back here it helps                              won 10 national titles -
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 10 vs. Arizona St.*      7 p.m.
the court the entire time and it’s ex-    or against Perret before the two                             knowing how she likes the                              six by Stanford - since
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 11 vs. Arizona*          7 p.m.
citing to see her do all the things she   came to Santa Clara together.                                sets.”                                                 1990.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 18 vs. California*       7 p.m.
does.”                                       “I knew about her because she                                Kehoe helped Ogonna                                    Three Pac-10 teams
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 25 at UCLA*              7 p.m.
   Perret ranked ninth in the WCC         was coached by (Menlo College                                Nnamani become the Pac-                                comprised last year’s Fi-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 26 at USC                7 p.m.
in blocks per game (1.03), one of         grad) Dustin Moore, who also                                 10 career leader in kills,                             nal Four, with Minneso-
only two non-middle blockers              coached me,” Luxton said.                                    and realizes she’ll have to   Courtney Schultz         ta beating USC and
                                                                                                                                                                                            # AVCA/NACWAA Showcase in Omaha
among the top 10. She enters the             Meanwhile, California was ranked                          involve more players this year if Stanford knocking off the Huskies.
                                                                                                                                                                                            + Boston College Tournament
season 39 kills shy of 1,000 for her      19th in the preseason poll. The Bears                        Stanford wants to match last year’s         “That’s why I do it,” Richards
                                                                                                                                                                                            & Colorado Invitational
career as the Broncos open their sea-     enjoyed one of their finest seasons                          success.                                 said. “It’s exciting to have so many
                                                                                                                                                                                            * Pac-10 Conference
son on Tuesday at Sacramento State.       ever under coach Rich Heller, a Palo                            “I think we have a good chance to strong teams on our schedule. I don’t
   “All the returners are really confi-   Alto High grad.                                              be a great team again,” she said. want to be bored. I want teams to                   “What we focus on is working
dent and excited about the season,”          Cal and Stanford are two of the                           “We’ll have to run actual plays. It challenge us. Expectations are so hard and supporting each other,”
Bronco junior outside hitter Kim          six Pac-10 teams among the top 25.                           will be more fun for me. It should be high here if we don’t make it to the Richards said. “When you combine
McGiven said.                             Washington is the preseason No. 1                            an interesting season though I don’t Final Four it’s a disappointment. that with talent it’s a winning com-
   Wallace thinks Santa Clara can re-     pick, followed by Stanford (No. 3),                          know how we’ll start off. It’s hard to When you surround yourself with bination. Chemistry is a big thing
turn to the top of the WCC. Its 9-5       USC (No. 7), UCLA (No. 13), Ari-                             say we don’t want a perfect season so many great athletes, expectations for us and part of the reason we’re so
mark in 2004 was the worst in Wal-        zona (No. 17) and Cal. ■                                     because I always want to win but rise every year and you’re never successful.” ■
lace’s first six years at the school.                                                                  maybe a couple of losses would be good enough. I think that’s healthy.
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T. J. Rushing                                                                                                                                                           STANFORD FOOTBALL
(continued from page 43)
(undrafted free agent to the Green
                                                                                                                                                          Injuries are slowing
Bay Packers) — to the pros.
  Junior Brandon Harrison, who
started all 11 games at safety last
                                                                                                                                                        the Cardinal’s progress
season, is the only returning starter.                                                                                                                      by Rick Eymer                  team healthy he top the list.
  So any discussion of retooling be-                                                                                                                     ith about a dozen potential          “It’s a concern but that’s football,”
gins with Rushing, who has played
in 33 games and started eight,
though he’s never been a full-time
                                                                                                                                                W        starters keeping themselves
                                                                                                                                                         busy in the end zone, the
                                                                                                                                                Stanford football team went through
                                                                                                                                                                                           Harris said. “We need to get a lot
                                                                                                                                                                                              With two of the top three fullbacks
starter.                                                                                                                                        a watered-down version of a regular-       ailing, Harris turned to freshman de-
  “When I think of T.J., I think of                                                                                                             ly-scheduled scrimmage on Wednes-          fensive lineman Ben Ladner (6-3,
talent,” he said. “It’s his time to                                                                                                             day.                                       265) for emergency duty. The move
shine. No more of this rotation stuff.                                                                                                             Palo Alto grad Timi Wusu was            may become permanent, at least for
He’s so fast and jumps so high and                                                                                                              among the group forced to sit out the      this season.
his instincts take over, he always                                                                                                              scrimmage with various ailments.              “At that position we are not well-
makes it a fair match-up for us.”                                                                                                               Wusu, a projected starter at outside       manned and we wanted a healthy
  The Cardinal secondary has much                                                                                                               linebacker, was kept busy with con-        body,” Harris said. Ladner, an all-
room for improvement after finish-                                                                                                              ditioning exercises, as were center        state selection in Missouri as a de-
ing 96th nationally in pass defense.                                                                                                            Brian Head, left tackle Jeff Edwards,      fensive end as a senior, was also run-
  And without his former mentors,                                                                                                               free safety Trevor Hooper, nose tack-      ning back for Pembroke High, gain-
Rushing now finds himself in a po-                                                                                                              le Babatunde Oshinowo, defensive           ing over 600 yards on the ground and
sition he’s not used to; that of                                                                                                                end Casey Carroll, tight end Patrick       another 400 receiving yards.
teacher.                                                                                                                                        Danahy, and halfback J.R. Lemon               Redshirt freshman Anthony Kim-
  “I just tell the younger guys to                                                                                                              among others.                              ble, who made the transition to run-
have a short memory,” he said.                                                                                                                     Stanford first-year coach Walt Har-     ning back from wide receiver in the
“Things are going to happen out                                                                                                                 ris has a lot of things he wants to ac-    spring, also drew raves from the
there. You’re going to get booed.                                                                                                               complish this year, and keeping his        coaching staff.■
You just gotta remember the great
plays and then just get back in there.

Forget about the last one.”
  Added Harrison: “It’s really a dif-
ferent atmosphere. The three main
guys were here when I started, so I
could just sit back and learn. Now
we’ve got to coach them a lot on         Stanford senior cornerback T.J. Rushing led the Pac-10 and was sixth in the
the field, give them pointers and see    nation with a 28.4 average in kickoff returns in 2004.
how they respond.”
  If Rushing can develop into as
much of a playmaker on the defen-
sive side of the ball as he’s become
as a kick returner, the Stanford sec-
ondary should be just fine.
  Rushing led the Pac-10 and was
sixth in the nation in kickoff returns
with a 28.4 average, including a 99-
yard touchdown against BYU-the
third longest return in school histo-
  He was named a preseason sec-
ond-team all-American by Athlon
and was rated the 19th best return-
er in the country by the Sporting
  “He catches the ball going for-
ward and he’s fearless,” special
teams’ coach Tom Quinn said.
“You’ve gotta have that blind faith.”
  For Rushing, the chance to return
kicks seems to remind him of high
school in Oklahoma, where he
played quarterback, running back
and defensive back.

  “I was used to having the ball in
my hand 30-35 times a game,” he
said. “Now I just love bringing it.”
  And while Rushing certainly has
                                                                                                                                                                         Let the Sunshine in
a mission on the field this year, he                                                                                                                                     There’s nothing quite
seems to have bigger goals in mind                                                                                                                                       like the well crafted
                                         Rushing knows he must step up and help improve the Stanford secondary,
off the field in the coming future.                                                                                                                                      beauty of an Andersen
                                         which ranked a lowly 96th in the nation last season.
  In 2002, when Rushing took the                                                                                                                                         window or door. At Bruce Bauer our expert sales staff
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the opportunity to expound upon an       by the current NCAA legislation.          serious crusade out to change the
issue near and dear to his heart: the      And he certainly makes a com-           rules all by himself over night but                                                   double-hung windows provide exceptional beauty,
economic status of college athletes.     pelling case.                             maintains that it’s an issue he’d like                                                energy efficiency and reliability.
  “I definitely think college foot-        “If you’re an English major, your       to help address once he’s finished                                                    Come in to Bruce Bauer Lumber & Supply today to find out
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                     HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD                                                                   COLLEGE SOCCER
             Burlingame Tournament
                     First round
                                                       El Camino at Sacred Heart Prep, 2 p.m.
                                                                     Girls volleyball
                                                          Nonleague — Milpitas Spikefest I Tourna-
                                                                                                           must rely
     Menlo-Atherton d. Mills, 25-19, 25-21, 23-        ment: Menlo, Castilleja, Sacred Heart Prep en-
25, 25-22. Top players: Lori Maumasi (MA) 13           tered, 8 a.m.
kills, 4 aces; Ann Sbardellati (MA) 5 blocks, 9                      Girls water polo
kills                                                     Nonleague — Menlo at Rio Americano
    Records: Menlo-Atherton 1-0
     Pinewood d. Terra Nova, 25-22, 18-25, 25-
                                                       (scrimmage), 10 a.m.; Peninsula Challenge at
                                                                 TUESDAY, SEPT. 6
                                                                                                           on youth
12, 21-25, 15-9. Top players: Andreacchi (P) 16                          Boys soccer                      With only three seniors,
kills; Lippe (P) 16 kills, 14 digs ; Cardenas (P) 44      PSAL — Woodside Priory at St. Lawrence,
assists                                                3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                            Cardinal men need
    Records: Pinewood 1-0                                                Girls tennis                     freshmen to contribute
                                                          Nonleague — Notre Dame-Belmont vs.
                                                                                                                  by Nathan Kurz
                Schedule                               Castilleja at Cubberley Community Center, 3:30
                                                       p.m.; Aragon at Palo Alto (scrimmage), 3:30
                 SATURDAY                                                                                     tanford men’s soccer coach
   Nonleague — Sacred Heart Prep at Hills-
dale (scrimmage), 11 a.m.
              Girls volleyball
                                                               WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7
                                                                     Girls tennis
                                                          Nonleague — Palo Alto at Menlo-Atherton,
                                                                                                        S     Bret Simon readily admits this
                                                                                                              could be the most maddening
                                                                                                        of his 12 years in the sport.
                                                       3:30 p.m.                                          And can you blame him? The Car-
   Nonleague — Don Bosco Invitational: Sa-                                                              dinal lost nine seniors — seven of its
                                                                    Girls volleyball
cred Heart Prep entered, 8 a.m.

                                                          Nonleague — Urban at Castilleja, 5 p.m.       11 full-time starters from a year ago
                  TUESDAY                                                                               — and opens the 2005 campaign
                 Boys soccer
                                                                THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
                                                                      Cross country                     with eight freshmen and sopho-
   Nonleague — Eastside Prep at Woodside                                                                mores each on the roster.
Priory, 3:30 p.m.                                         Nonleague — Alumni at Gunn, 3:30 p.m.
                                                                       Boys soccer                        “I’m not sure what you want to
                                                          PSAL - Woodside Priory at Pinewood, 3:30      call it; staggering or scary,” he said.
                Boys soccer
                                                       p.m.; St. Lawrence at Sacred Heart Prep, 4       “This is the youngest team I’ve ever      Stanford keeper Andrew Kartunen will have to be at his best this season
   Nonleague — Woodside Priory at East Palo            p.m.
Alto, 3:30 p.m.                                                                                         coached in college. I don’t know if       with only three seniors and plenty of freshman on the Cardinal roster.
          THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
                                                                       Girls tennis                     we can inject the experience and co-
                                                          PAL Bay Division — Aragon at Menlo, 3:15      hesiveness we need that quickly.”         Fernandez and Matt Janusz, and         ing. Stanford’s first five games are
                Boys soccer                            p.m.
   Nonleague — Sacred Heart Prep vs. Lick-
                                                                                                          The full-time returning starters are    without any big-time scorers re-       on the road, so a sizzling start simi-
                                                          Nonleague — Castilleja at Pinewood, 3:30
Wilmerding (scrimmage) at Balboa Stadium,              p.m.
                                                                                                        senior midfielder Cooper McKee,           maining on the roster, much of the     lar to last year — the Cardinal
San Francisco, 4 p.m.
                                                                      Girls volleyball
                                                                                                        senior midfielder/defender Bronson        offensive load will have to be han-    opened the season with five consec-
                Girls tennis
                                                          Nonleague — Valley Christian at Menlo,
                                                                                                        McDonald and junior midfielder            dled by freshmen.                      utive shutouts — seems unlikely
   Nonleague — Menlo at Monta Vista, 3 p.m.            6:30 p.m.; Sequoia at Sacred Heart Prep, 6:30    Michael Brown.                               “We’ve got to score more goals      given the youthful inexperience.
              Girls volleyball                         p.m.                                               Simon figures to lean heavily on        and that will fall on some of the        The Cardinal open their season on
   Nonleague — Mercy-Burlingame at Sa-                            FRIDAY, SEPT. 9                       his three seniors (McKee, McDon-          younger guys,” Simon said. “I like     Thursday with a 7 p.m. match at San
cred Heart Prep, 6:30 p.m.                                                Football                      ald and forward K.C. Coyne) as well       our team offensively. It’s young and   Jose State.
             FRIDAY, SEPT. 2                              Nonleague — Gunn at Mountain View, 3:15       as several of his juniors, including      a lot of pieces have to come togeth-     “These are the growing pains you
                   Football                            p.m.; Menlo vs. Sacred Heart Prep at Wood-       Brown, to carry the Cardinal until        er.”                                   go through in a transition,” Simon
   Nonleague — Woodside at Palo Alto                   side, 7 p.m.; Carlmont at Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m.   some of the younger players get              The Cardinal narrowly missed the    said. “The possibilities with this
(scrimmage), 6 p.m.                                                     Boys soccer                     some seasoning.                           NCAA Tournament in 2004 after          team, I think, are greater. We could
                Boys soccer                               Nonleague — Sacred Heart Prep at Del            Coyne, however, is still battling a     finishing 7-6-5 (2-4-2 in Pac-10)      have a fantastic defensive unit, but
   PSAL — Sacred Heart Prep at Woodside                Campo Invitational
                                                                                                        nagging ankle injury from the sum-        with four of its six losses by one     I’m sure there will be a few bumps
Priory, 4 p.m.                                                          Girls tennis
                                                                                                        mer and has yet to practice with the      goal.                                  in the road.”
               Girls water polo                           Nonleague — Menlo, Sacred Heart Prep at
                                                       Peach Tree Classic, Fresno; Palo Alto Invita-    Cardinal this fall.                          The Cardinal need to learn how to     The conference is loaded again,
   Nonleague — Peninsula Challenge at
Castilleja                                             tional, 1 p.m.                                     To put things in perspective, Stan-     win close games if they’re going to    with three-time defending champion
          SATURDAY, SEPT. 3                                           Girls volleyball                  ford’s returning leading scorer is        make its first postseason appearance   UCLA and nationally-ranked Cal
               Football                                   Nonleague — St. Francis Central Coast         junior midfielder Galen Thompson,         since 2002, when Stanford advanced     leading the way. San Diego State
   Nonleague — Menlo at San Mateo, 2 p.m.;
                                                       Catholic High at Sacred Heart Prep, 6:30 p.m.    with just two goals and one assist.       to the College Cup.
                                                                                                          Gone are explosive scorers Darren          The early schedule is not forgiv-                  (continued on page 47)

                                                                                                                                                                                              COLLEGE SOCCER
              Stratford School is opening                                                                                                                                                 Local teams
           a new preschool and elementary                                                                                                                                                 have players
                  school in Palo Alto!                                                                                                                                                   on Watch List
                                                                                                                                                                                                   by Rick Eymer
               To learn more about Stratford or to schedule a tour,                                                                                                                           ormer Gunn High standout and
          please call (650) 493-1151 or email
                                                                                                                                                                                         F    current Santa Clara University
                                                                                                                                                                                              midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy is
                                                                                                                                                                                         among the 25 men’s soccer players
                                                                                                                                                                                         included on the 2005 Missouri Ath-
                                                                                                                                                                                         letic Club Hermann Trophy Watch
                                                                                                                                                                                            The list, announced by the Mis-
                                                                                                                                                                                         souri Athletic Club, was compiled
                                                                                                                                                                                         by a panel of coaches from the Na-
                                                                                                                                                                                         tional Soccer Coaches Association
                                                                                                                                                                                         of America (NSCAA).
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ballouchy, a junior from
                                                                                                                                                                                         Casablanca, Morocco, is one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                         top players in college soccer and
                                                                                                                                                                                         was listed as a first-team preseason
                                                                                                                                                                                         All-America selection by College
                                                                                                                                                                                         Soccer News.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Stanford senior defender Hayley
                                                                                                                                                                                         Hunt also was named to the Her-
                                                                                                                                                                                         mann Trophy Watch List, an-
                                                                                                                                                                                         nounced Wednesday. Last year,
                                                                                                                                                       Hunt helped Stanford post 13
                                                                                                                                                                                         shutouts. ■
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Men’s soccer                                                                                          2005 MEN’S SOCCER                                                                                 SCOREBOARD
(continued from page 46)                                                                               Date       Opponent           Time
                                                                                                       Sept. 1    at San Jose St.    7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 MEN’S SOCCER                            1 p.m.
joins the conference after Fresno                                                                                                                                                     Exhibition                                      WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                       Sept. 4    at UC Davis        1 p.m.
State dropped its soccer program.                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday                                          Field hockey
                                                                                                       Sept. 9    CS Northridge#     noon
   Stanford’s strength recently has                                                                                                                                     Stanford 2, Drake 1. Stanford scorers: T.J.         College women — Delaware at Stanford,
                                                                                                       Sept. 11   Vanderbilt#         noon
been its defense: the Cardinal fin-                                                                                                                                  Novak (penalty kick); Alex Kozachenko (unas-        1 p.m.
                                                                                                       Sept. 16   at Santa Clara     7:30 p.m.                       sisted).
ished second in the Pac-10 in goals                                                                                                                                                                                                         Football
                                                                                                       Sept. 18   vs. USF            1 p.m.
allowed (18) in 2004. But without                                                                                                                                                                                           College - Stanford scrimmage, 4:15 p.m.
                                                                                                       Sept. 23   vs. UAB            7 p.m.                                   WOMEN’S SOCCER
stud goalie Robbie Fulton as well as                                                                                                                                                                                                       Volleyball
                                                                                                       Sept. 25   vs. Army           2:30 p.m.
three-time All-Pac-10 defender                                                                                                                                                   NSCAA/adidas Top 25                        College women - Menlo at CSU Stanis-
                                                                                                       Sept. 30   at San Diego St.* 4 p.m.                              1, Notre Dame; 2, North Carolina; 3,             laus, 7 p.m.
James Twellman and savvy veteran
                                                                                                       Oct. 2     at UCLA*            1 p.m.                            UCLA; 4, Virginia; 5, Santa Clara; 6, Texas                    THURSDAY
Aaron Maines, Stanford will need
                                                                                                       Oct. 8     vs. Cal*            7 p.m.                         A&M; 7, Portland; 8, Penn State; 9, Con-                             Soccer
to find new anchors for its defense.                                                                                                                                 necticut; 10, Ohio State; 11, Tennessee; 11,
                                                                                                       Oct. 14    vs. Washington* 7 p.m.                                                                                   College men - Stanford at San Jose State,
   And any discussion of success for                                                                                                                                 Duke; 11, Illinois; 14, Stanford; 15, West Vir-
                                                                                                       Oct. 16    vs. Oregon St.*     1 p.m.                                                                             7 p.m.; CSU Stanislaus at Menlo College, 3
the Cardinal in 2005 has to begin                                                                                                                                    ginia; 16, Boston College; 17, Nebraska; 18,
                                                                                                       Oct. 21    at Oregon St.*     1 p.m.                          Arizona; 19, Florida; 20, Washington; 21,
with junior goalkeeper Andrew Kar-                                                                                                                                                                                         College women - Menlo College at William
                                                                                                       Oct. 23    at Washington*      1 p.m.                         Princeton; 21, Wake Forest; 23, Kansas; 24,
tunen, who started seven games last                                                                                                                                  California; 25, Wisconsin.                          Jessup, 4 p.m.
                                                                                                       Nov. 4     vs. UCLA*           7 p.m.
year and recorded five shutouts, 25                                                                                                                                                                                                      Volleyball
                                                                                                       Nov. 6     vs. San Diego St.* 1 p.m.
saves and a miniscule 0.28 goals                                                                                                                                                                                           College women — Stanford vs. Boston at
                                                                                                                                                                           WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

                                                                                                       Nov. 13    at Cal*             1 p.m.
against average.                                                                                                                                                                  CSTV/AVCA Top 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Boston College Tournament, 4 p.m.
   “It’s an interesting situation be-                                                                                                                                   1, Nebraska; 2, Washington; 3, Stanford;                    FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
                                                                                                       # Cal Tournament
cause Andrew is just coming off a                                                                                                                                    4, Hawaii; 5, Penn State; 6, Minnesota; 7,                        Field hockey
                                                                                                       * Pac-10 Conference
very intensive training time for last                                                                                                                                USC; 8, Florida; 9, Tennessee; 10, Wisconsin;          College women - Iowa at Stanford, 1 p.m.
six months with under 20 national                                                                                                                                    11, Texas; 12, Ohio State; 13, UCLA; 14,                             Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                     Louisville; 15, UC Santa Barbara; 16, Texas
team,” Simon said. “For him it’s a                                                                                                                                   A&M; 17, Arizona; 18, San Diego; 19, Cali-             College women - San Jose State at Stan-
whole new challenge playing the         Bronson McDonald                                                                                                             fornia; 20, Georgia Tech; 21, Missouri; 22,         ford, 7 p.m.
number of games back to back and                                                                                                                                     Colorado State; 23, St. Mary’s; 24, Long                            Volleyball
with this young defense in front of     cruiting the last couple of years,”                                                                                          Beach State; 25, Pepperdine.                           College women — Stanford vs. Maine at
him.”                                   Simon said. “I really believe we                                                                                                                                                 Boston College Tournament, 1:30 p.m.
   Some of Stanford’s former re-        could have a talented team, I just                                                                                                          Schedule                                      SATURDAY, SEPT. 3
serve, now thrust into major roles,     don’t have a way to know how fast                                                                                                              FRIDAY                                              Football
have significant game experience.       we are going to progress.”                                                                                                                    Volleyball                            College - Mock Game at Stanford, 9:20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a.m.; Menlo College at McMurry State, 4 p.m.
   Sophomore defenders Scott              Highlighting Stanford’s non-con-                                                                                               College women — Stanford vs. Penn State
Bolkan and Mark Bartlett, for ex-       ference schedule will be the first an-                                                                                       at AVCA/NACWAA Showcase, Omaha, 3
                                                                                                                                                                     p.m.; Menlo vs. Biola at Fresno Pacific, 10:30         College men - Occidental College at Men-
ample, each played in 12 games last     nual Bay Area Classic; a weekend                                                                                             a.m.; Menlo vs. Azusa Pacific at Fresno Pa-         lo, 3 p.m.
year, starting six and seven, respec-   tournament in which Stanford and                                                                                             cific, 5 p.m.                                          College women - Occidental College at
tively. Thompson and fellow junior      Cal play their local rivals, Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                    SATURDAY                             Menlo, 3 p.m.
Bret Shimizu have appeared in 37        Clara and San Francisco.                                                                                                                     Field hockey                                         Volleyball
and 35 games, respectively, during        The Cardinal will play at the                                                                                                 College women — Miami (Ohio) at Stan-               College women — Stanford vs. Syracuse
their first three years on The Farm.    Broncos on September 19 and then                                                                                             ford, 1 p.m.                                        at Boston College Tournament, 11 a.m.
   Stanford’s incoming freshman         host the Dons on Sept. 21, inaugu-                                                                                                              Football                                   SUNDAY, SEPT. 4
class was ranked 25th nationally by     rating a four-year contract signed                                                                                              College - Stanford scrimmage, 12:15 p.m.                       Field hockey
College Soccer News but isn’t as        amongst the Bay Area schools.                                Cooper McKee                                                                       Soccer                             College women - Syracuse at Stanford,
raw as most around the country. For-      “This is something I’ve been                                                                                                  College women — Stanford at Portland, 7          11 a.m.
ward Tunji Munabi played for D.C.       working on for a couple of years,”                           us back to a national championship                              p.m.                                                                 Soccer
United Youth and trained with the       Simon said. “It’s a shame we can’t                           contender,” he said. “The last two                                                Volleyball                          College men - Stanford at UC Davis, 1
English professional club Coventry      play our big rivals that aren’t in our                       years, I felt we weren’t as strong in                              College women — Stanford at                      p.m.
City during the summer of 2004          conference. It has the potential to be                       areas of the game in order to com-                              AVCA/NACWAA Showcase, Omaha; Menlo                    College women - Stanford vs. USF at USF
                                                                                                                                                                     vs. The Masters College at Fresno Pacific, 1        Tournament, 1 p.m.
while goalie Brent Stewart played       a big event for soccer in our area.”                         pete with the very best. We were a                              p.m.; Menlo vs. Concordia at Fresno Pacific,
for the Dallas Texans Soccer Club,        If nothing else, Simon knows his                           notch below them and we needed an                                                                                             MONDAY, SEPT. 5
                                                                                                                                                                     7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Field hockey
which won the club soccer champi-       squad will be a serious contender in                         extraordinary effort. I don’t think I                                           TUESDAY                                College women - Michigan State at Stan-
onship this past summer.                the years to come, if not this year.                         feel that way about these guys. It’s                                         Field hockey                           ford, 10 a.m.
   “We’ve had a lot of success in re-     “We’ve got the potential to bring                          just a matter of experience.”■                                    College women — Delaware at Stanford,

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