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                      ome of life’s landmarks       we wish we could watch them later
                      are like sea changes. They    with the benefit of a slow-motion
                      alter our perception of the   camera. Bill Murray’s quirky Jacques
                      world, our very moment-       Cousteau-like character, Steve Zissou,
                      to-moment consciousness.      in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic”
                      They leave us a different     said it brilliantly: “Nobody knows
           person. The problem is, they’re          what’s going to happen . . . and then
           seldom the same life markers that        we film it.”
           most Hallmark cards are designed to         Each year since 1985, The Weekly
           commemorate. Nobody knows when           has set out in search of what’s best
           they’re going to happen, and then        about Palo Alto, and for the past 21
           they do.                                 years, our readers have told us what
             We try to capture these moments        they love best about their city.
           as best we can using the tools at        This year, our reader’s poll officially
           hand: the memory of a face, a seg-       comes of age. And so it doesn’t reel
           ment of conversation, the feel of a      past like a feature-film montage on
           hug or a kiss.                           fast-forward, we’ll give it to you slow-
             Sometimes they sneak by so fast,       ly, frame by frame.




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                                                                               Best of Palo Alto 2006



             THANK YOU TO
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                                                                                       Best of Palo Alto 2006
        And the Winners Are...
Ambiance                              Steak                     Grocery Store                      Hotel                         Bookstore                      Longs Drugs
Evvia                                 Sundance The Steakhouse   Trader Joe’s                       Four Seasons                  Borders
420 Emerson St.                       1921 El Camino Real       590 Showers Dr.                    2050 University Ave.          456 University Ave.            855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301                   Palo Alto, CA 94306       Mountain View, CA 94040            East Palo Alto, CA 94303      Palo Alto, CA 94301            Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-0983                        (650) 321-6798            (650) 917-101                      (650) 566-1200                (650) 326-3670                 (650) 322-2150


Burgers                               Sunday Brunch             720 Menlo Ave.
                                                                                                   Manicure/Pedicure             Boutique                       Sporting Goods
                                                                Menlo Park, CA 94025                                                                            REI
In-N-Out Burgers                      Hobee’s Restaurant        (650) 323-2134                     La Belle Day Spa              Leaf and Petal
1159 N. Rengstorff Ave                4424 El Camino Real                                          95 Town and Country Village   439 California Ave.            1119 Industrial Rd. Suite 1B
Mountain View, CA 94043               Palo Alto, CA 94306                                          Palo Alto, CA 94301           Palo Alto, CA 94306            San Carlos, CA 94070
(800)786-1000                         (650) 493-7823            Ice Cream Store                    (650) 327-6964                (650) 329-8070                 (650) 508-2330
                                                                Rick’s Ice Cream
Chinese Restaurant                    855 El Camino Real #67    3946 Middlefield Rd.               Stanford Shopping Center
                                                                                                                                 Eyewear                        Stationery Store
                                      Palo Alto, CA 94301       Palo Alto, CA 94303                36 Stanford Shopping Center                                  Village Stationers
Chef Chu’s                            (650) 327-4111            (650) 493-6553                     Palo Alto, CA 94304           For Eyes Optical Company
1067 N. San Antonio Road                                                                                                         83 Town and Country            310 S. California Ave.
                                                                                                   (650) 326-8522                                               Palo Alto, CA 94306
Los Altos, CA 94022                   2312 Central Expwy.                                                                        Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 948-2696                                                                                                                   (650) 329-0557                 (650) 326-7970
                                      Mountain View, CA 94043
                                      (650) 968-6050                                                                                                            719 Santa Cruz Ave.
Mandarin Gourmet
420 Ramona St.                                                                                                                                                  Menlo Park, CA 94025
Palo Alto, CA 94301                                                                                                                                             (650) 321-6920
(650)328-8898
                                                                                                                                                                Toy Store
Dining With Kids                                                                                                                                                Klutz Press
Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill                                                                                                                             455 Portage Ave.
566 Emerson St.                                                                                                                                                 Palo Alto, CA 94306
Palo Alto, CA 94301                                                                                                                                             (650) 857-0888
(650) 323-3131
                                                                                                                                                                Women’s Apparel
2A Stanford Shopping Center                                                                                                                                     Anthropologie
180 El Camino Real                                                                                                                                              999 Alma St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304                                                                                                                                             Palo Alto, Ca 94301
(650) 327-3141                                                                                                                                                  (650) 322-0435

French Restaurant                                                                                                                                               Best Late Night
Left Bank
635 Santa Cruz Ave.                                                                                                                                             Hangout
Menlo Park, CA 94025                                                                                                                                            University Avenue
(650) 473-6536
                                                                                                                                                                Best Neighborhood
Indian Restaurant                                                                                                                                               Midtown
Darbar Indian Cuisine
129 Lytton Ave.                                                                                                                                                 Best Palo Alto Park
Palo Alto, CA 94301                                                                                                                                             Mitchell Park
(650) 321-6688
                                                                                                                                                                Best Place for a Parking
Inexpensive Restaurant
Pluto’s                                                                                                                                                         Ticket
482 University Ave.                                                                                                                                             Downtown Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-1556                                                                                                                                                  Best Place for a Date
                                                                                                                                                                Stanford Theater
Italian Restaurant                                                                                                                                              221 University Ave.
Il Fornaio                                                                                                                                                      Palo Alto, CA 94301
520 Cowper St.                                                                                                                                                  (650) 324-3700
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-3888                                                  Milkshake                          Massage                       Florist
                                      Sushi                     Peninsula Creamery
                                                                                                   Watercourse Way               Michaela’s Flower Shop         Best Place to go for a
Mediterranean                         Japanese                  900 High St.
                                                                                                   165 Channing Ave.             453 Waverley St.
                                                                                                                                                                Run
                                      Restaurant                                                   Palo Alto, CA                 Palo Alto, CA 94301
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94301                                                                             The Dish
Restaurant                            Fuki-Sushi                (650) 323-3175
                                                                                                   (650) 462-2000                (650) 321-5390
Evvia                                 4119 El Camino Real
420 Emerson St.                       Palo Alto, CA 94306                                          Men’s Haircut                 Furniture Store                Best Place to
Palo Alto, CA 94301                   (650) 494-9383            Produce                            Supercuts                     IKEA                           People Watch
(650) 326-0983                                                  Whole Foods Market
                                                                                                   4232 A El Camino Real         1700 E. Bayshore Rd.           University Avenue
                                                                774 Emerson St.
                                      Thai Restaurant                                              Palo Alto, CA 94306           East Palo Alto, CA 94303
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94301
Mexican Restaurant                    Thaiphoon                 (650) 326-8676
                                                                                                   (650) 494-9177                (650) 323-4532
                                                                                                                                                                Best Place to
Palo Alto Sol                         543 Emerson
408 California Ave.                   Palo Alto, CA 94301                                          Shoe Repair                   Hardware Store                 Stargaze
Palo Alto, CA 94306                   (650) 323-7700            Sandwiches                         Paul’s European Cobblery      Peninsula Hardware             Foothill Park
(650) 328-8840                                                  Village Cheese House                                                                            300 Page Mill Rd.
                                      Vietnamese Restaurant                                        410 S. California Ave.        2676 Middlefield Rd.
                                                                855 El Camino Real, #157                                                                        (650) 329-2423
                                      Tamarine Restaurant                                          Palo Alto, CA 94306           Palo Alto, CA 94303
                                                                (650) 326-9251
New Restaurant                        546 University Ave.       fax:(650) 326-7921
                                                                                                   (650)323-0409                 (650) 325-3491
Junnoon                               Palo Alto, CA 94301                                                                                                       Best Place to Take
155 University Ave.                   (650) 325-8500                                               Skin Care                     Jewelry Store
Palo Alto, CA 94301                                             Vegetarian Food                                                                                 Kids for a Playdate
                                                                                                   La Belle Day Spa              Diamonds of Palo Alto          Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
(650) 329-9644                                                  Whole Foods Market
                                      Bagels                                                       95 Town and Country Village   261 Hamilton Ave Suite 320     1451 Middlefield Rd.
                                                                774 Emerson St.
                                      Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels                                       Palo Alto, CA 94301           Palo Alto, CA 94301            Palo Alto, CA 94301
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94301
Outdoor Dining                        470 S. California Ave.    (650) 326-8676
                                                                                                   (650) 327-6964                (650) 322-1200                 (650) 329-2111
Empire Grill and Tap Room             Palo Alto, CA 94306
651 Emerson St.                                                                                    Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA 94301
                                      (650) 329-0700
                                                                Desserts                           36 Stanford Shopping Center   Men’s Apparel                  Best Place to Take
                                                                                                                                 Macy’s Mens
(650) 321-3030
                                      Breakfast
                                                                Prolific Oven                      Palo Alto, CA 94304
                                                                                                                                 300 Stanford Shopping Center   Out of Town Visitors
                                                                550 Waverley St.                   (650) 326-8522                                               Stanford Campus
                                      Joanie’s Café                                                                              Palo Alto, CA 94304
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pizza                                 447 California Ave.       (650) 326-8485
                                                                                                                                 (650) 326-3333
Applewood Pizza                       Palo Alto, CA 94306                                          Spa                                                          Best Place to
1001 El Camino Real                                                                                Watercourse Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
                                      (650) 326-6505
                                                                Art Gallery                        165 Channing Ave.             New Business                   Walk the Dog
                                                                                                   Palo Alto, CA                 Satura Cakes                   Baylands
(650) 324-3486                                                  Palo Alto Art Center
                                      Coffee House                                                 (650) 462-2000                320 University Avenue
                                                                1313 Newell Rd.
                                      Peet’s Coffee and Tea                                                                      Palo Alto, CA 94301
Restaurant to Splurge                 153 Homer Ave.
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94303
                                                                                                                                 (650) 326-3393                 Best Teen Thing to Do
                                                                (650) 329-2366
Evvia                                 Palo Alto, CA 94301                                          Veterinarian                                                 Go to the Movies
420 Emerson St.                       (650) 325-2091                                               Adobe Animal Hospital
Palo Alto, CA 94301                                             Budget Hotel                       396 1st St.                   Nursery/Garden Supply          Best Wi-Fi Hot Spot
(650) 326-0983                                                   Hotel California                  Los Altos, CA 94022           Summer Winds                   Coupa Café
                                      855 El Camino Real #77    2431 Ash Street                    (650) 948-9661                725 San Antonio Road           538 Ramona St.
                                      Palo Alto, CA 94301       Palo Alto, CA 94306                                              Palo Alto, CA 94303            Palo Alto, CA 94301
Romantic Restaurant                   (650) 248-4771            (650) 322-7666                                                   (650) 493-5136
St. Michael’s Alley                                                                                Women’s Hair Salon                                           (650) 322-6872
806 Emerson St.                                                                                    Los Salonez
Palo Alto, CA 94301                   3904 Middlefield Rd.      Dry Cleaner                        1012 Alma St.
                                                                                                                                 Pet Store
(650) 326-2530                        Palo Alto, CA 94303       Charleston Cleaners                Menlo Park, CA 94025
                                      (650) 433-0500            3900 Middlefield Rd.               (650) 328-0735                Pet Food Depot
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94303                                              3127 El Camino Real
Seafood Restaurant                                                                                                               Palo Alto, CA 94306                            LT O W E
Scott’s Seafood Grill
                                      Delicatessen              (650) 424-1113
                                                                                                   Yoga                          (650) 852-1277                             A
                                      Whole Foods Market
                                                                                                                                                                                         E




                                                                                                   Darshana Yoga
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855 El Camino Real, Suite 1           774 Emerson St.
                                                                Frame Shop
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Palo Alto, CA 94301                   Palo Alto, CA 94301                                          654 High St.
(650) 323-1555                        (650) 326-8676            Accent Arts                        Palo Alto, CA 94301           Pharmacy/Drug Store
                                                                392 California Ave.                (650) 325-9642                Longs Drugs
                                                                Palo Alto, CA 94306                                              352 University Ave.
Solo Dining                           Desserts                  (650) 424-1044                                                   Palo Alto, CA 94301
Café Borrone                          Prolific Oven                                                Bike Shop                     (650) 324-1667                             BEST OF
1010 El Camino Real                   550 Waverley St.                                             Palo Alto Bicycles
Menlo Park, CA 94025                  Palo Alto, CA 94301                                          171 University Ave.           2701 Middlefield Rd.                           2006
                                      (650) 326-8485            Gym                                Palo Alto, CA 94301           Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 327-0830                                                  Axis                               (650) 328-7411                (650) 330-0131
                                                                550 Ravenswood
                                                                Menlo Park, CA 94025
                                                                (650) 463-1920


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                                                                                                                                 Best of Palo Alto 2006

                                                                                                                                                                            came in second. 651 Emerson St., Palo
                                                                                                                                                                            Alto; (650) 321-3030.

                                                                                                                                                                            Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                            Applewood Pizza is a perennial favorite
                                                                                                                                                                            with Weekly readers, perhaps because of
                                                                                                                                                                            the choice of 21 different toppings. The
                                                                                                                                                                            pizzas come in five sizes with many of
                                                                                                                                                                            the usual meat and vegetable toppings
                                                                                                                                                                            but also with more unusual offerings
                                                                                                                                                                            of smoked salmon, BBQ chicken and
                                                                                                                                                                            peppered ham. The restaurant also has
                                                                                                                                                                            pastas and salads. Second place pizza
                                                                                                                                                                            restaurant was Pizz’a Chicago, while
                                                                                                                                                                            third place was newcomer Paxti’s, with
                                                                                                                                                                            its Chicago-style stuffed pizza. 1001
                                                                                                                                                                            El Camino Real, Menlo Park, (650) 324-
                                                                                                                                                                            3486.

                                                                                                                                                                            Restaurant to Splurge
                                                                                                                                                                            If you’re going to make an investment in
                                                                                                                                                                            a dining experience, there are certain

                                                                                Restaurants                                   Alto; (650) 323-3131, and 2A Stanford
                                                                                                                              Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real,
                                                                                                                              Palo Alto; (650) 327-3141.
                                                                                                                                                                            expectations that must be met: Evvia
                                                                                                                                                                            manages to serve elegantly presented
                                                                                                                                                                            Greek cuisine, with bountiful portions
                                                                                Ambiance                                                                                    and exquisite flavors. The atmosphere
                                                                                The lights are low, the tables set just far
                                                                                enough apart to create a sense of inti-
                                                                                                                              French Restaraunt                             is warm and welcoming, the linen crisp,
                                                                                                                              Just because “bank” is in its name            the service impeccable. And then the
                                                                                macy. Even on Valentine’s Day — better                                                      choices: soups, salads, seafood, game,
                                                                                                                              doesn’t mean you’ll have to take out a
                                                                                make that reservation early — there’s                                                       lamb — a miraculous blend of classic
                                                                                                                              small loan to eat there. The Left Bank is
                                                                                no slacking on attention to detail — or                                                     Greek dishes with a California sensibility.
                                                                                                                              a hit with Palo Altans nonetheless. A lofty
                                                                                detailed attention (think long-stemmed                                                      Do leave room for the whipped cream.
                                                                                                                              interior decorated with massive post-
                                                                                red rose or a discreet offer of the per-                                                    There’s a reason they call this food “fit
                                                                                                                              ers from France’s Nouveau and Deco
                                                                                fect wine to enhance a fine meal). Evvia                                                    for the gods.” Tamarine and Spago were
                                                                                                                              periods is the perfect place to settle
                                                                                is the place to share food, dreamy looks,                                                   also noted as places to celebrate.420
                                                                                                                              for an entrée or pop in for a cheese and
                                                                                a quick touch of the hand... before he                                                      Emerson St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-0903.
                                                                                                                              wine tasting. Or sit outside in a decidedly
                                                                                snags that last to-die-for lamb chop.
                                                                                                                              European sidewalk café setting for that
                                                                                Other spots worth soaking up the atmo-
                                                                                sphere were Tamarine and Il Fornaio.420
                                                                                                                              perfect late summer evening. Café Bri-        Romantic Restaurant
                                                                                                                              oche finessed its way into second place.      A man and woman face each other
                                                                                Emerson St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-0903.
                                                                                                                              635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650)        across the table. Candlelight flickers
                                                                                                                              473-6536.                                     past their features, highlighting his blue
                                                                                Burgers                                                                                     eyes and her broad smile. He caresses
                                                                                Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser’s fire-                                                    her fingers, which are slightly trembling,
                                                   ™
                                                                                and-brimstone condemnation of the
                                                                                                                              Indian Restaurant                             and uses his free hand to reach into his
                                                                                                                              Darbar Indian Restaurant is on the            coat pocket. Her grip tightens. “More
                                                                                McDonaldization of America, lauded the
                                                                                                                              cusp of Hall-of-Famedom. An icon in the       wine?” the waiter asks. She can’t re-
                                                                                In-N-Out Burgers chain for its fresh                                                        spond. The man removes a small velvet
                                                                                                                              Indian Restaurant category, it has taken
                     |ECLECTIC MODERN INDIAN|                                   food and progressive labor policies.                                                        box and places it on the table, nudging
                                                                                                                              the first place prize four years in a row.
                                                                                However, you don’t have to be politically                                                   it toward her. A tear trickles down her
                                                                                                                              Amber India came in second. 129 Lytton
                                                                                correct to enjoy their tasty hamburgers,                                                    cheek. He gently gets up from his chair
                     NEW AT JUNNOON                                             fries and honest-to-goodness milkshakes
                                                                                                                              Ave., Palo Alto; (650)321-6688.
                                                                                                                                                                            and moves closer to her, lowering him-
                                                                                that show In-N-Out’s larger brethren                                                        self to one knee. He opens the box as

                     We are nowfrom 5:30 dinner on Sunday
                      evenings
                                 open for
                                          - 9:00 pm
                                                                                how to make junk food that isn’t junky.
                                                                                Local fave Palo Alto Creamery Fountain
                                                                                & Grill came in second place. 1159 N.
                                                                                                                              New Restaurant
                                                                                                                              The first thing to figure out about the
                                                                                                                              upscale Junnoon is how to get in — lit-
                                                                                                                                                                            tiny reflections of light cascade off her
                                                                                                                                                                            widened eyes. “Will you marry me?” The
                                                                                                                                                                            waiters and bartender at St. Michael’s
                                                                                                                                                                            Alley applaud as she agrees. The lovers
         Spend an evening with us. Sample our tasting menu                      Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View; (800)         erally. The owners have revamped the
                                                                                                                                                                            embrace. He wanted the perfect place to
                                                                                                                              space on High Street near University
         paired with wines specially selected by Master                         786-1000.                                                                                   propose, and Palo Alto’s “Most Romantic
                                                                                                                              Avenue, where Minokichi and then a            Restaurant” did the trick. Flea St. Café
         Sommelier Reggie Narito.                                                                                             short-lived Japanese restaurant used
                                                                                Chinese Restaurant                                                                          in Menlo Park earned second best for
                                                                                                                              to do business. Instead of a street-side      romantic dining. 806 Emerson St., Palo
         Enjoy the outdoors at Junnoon. Relax with friends                      The candidates were so stellar this year,
                                                                                                                              entrance on High, the front doors face        Alto; (650) 326-2530.
         on the patio with pitchers of Hungama Sangria and                      our readers couldn’t pick a single win-
                                                                                                                              University — a more welcoming location,
                                                                                ner. The two-story Chef Chu’s tied with
         Mystic Mohito. Sample our tapa-style appetizer                         returning champ Mandarin Gourmet
                                                                                                                              right off of a plaza. But enough about
                                                                                                                                                                            Seafood Restaurant
         platters.                                                                                                            the entrance. Junnoon features “modern
                                                                                for best Chinese restaurant. Chef Chu’s                                                     Four years ago, Scott’s Seafood moved
                                                                                                                              Indian” fare (there’s beef on the menu)
                                                                                looms over North San Antonio like an                                                        from its longtime location on East
                                                                                                                              with prix-fixe two-course “power lunches”
                                                                                elegant palace. Inside, the vibrant red                                                     Bayshore Road to its current location in
                                                                                                                              ($12 or $15) as well as a full selection of
         WHAT’S BEING SAID ABOUT US                                             and gold colors whisk you away to the
                                                                                                                              entrees and creative appetizers, salads,
                                                                                                                                                                            Town and Country. The move garnered
                                                                                Mainland, while the cloud-white windows                                                     Scott’s new customers and increased
         Breaking the Indian mold:                                                                                            breads and more. “Junnoon” means “pas-
                                                                                make the world outside a distant memo-                                                      popularity for its gourmet seafood
         Palo Alto’s Junnoon offers high style                                                                                sion” in Hindi, which is reflected in the
                                                                                ry. The tranquil environment of Mandarin                                                    served in a casual dining setting, a
         “Junnoon is exotic without clichés, a contemporary vision of India                                                   classy maroon, ochre and black decor.
                                                                                Gourmet suggests a dining experience                                                        combination used by its owners for the
         beyond elephants and bejeweled dancers…The food is vibrant and                                                       It’s all yours to take in — once you find
                                                                                a world apart from the clattering stir-                                                     past 30 years. Tasty butter sauces, cre-
         the wine list is sophisticated, with intriguing vintages from around                                                 the door. Coming in second and third
                                                                                fry joints of Chinatown USA. Distinctive                                                    ative entrees made from fresh seafood
         the globe.”                                                                                                          were Sushi Tomo and Café Del Doge.
                                                                                in its sleekness — and absence of                                                           and a highly extensive wine list are the
                                                                                                                              155 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 329-
                                    - Aleta Watson, San Jose Mercury News       red, paper lanterns — the downtown                                                          hallmarks of Scott’s. And if you or one
                                                                                                                              9644.
                                                                                Palo Alto restaurant features elegantly                                                     of your guests isn’t the seafood type,
         Nuanced detail, daring flavors make                                     crafted horse and lion statues and large,                                                   there’s a great selection of steaks, per-
         Junnoon a contender                                                    contemporary Chinese brush paintings.         Outdoor Dining                                fectly complemented by one of the many
         “The soothing yet exciting décor mirrors the effects of the bold       Both offer dining experiences you won’t       Relaxing under an umbrella and sipping        draught beers served at the full open
         food. The brash use of chiles and aromatic spicing can be              forget. Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. San Antonio       a Sierra-Nevada in the leafy green court-     bar. 855 El Camino Real Suite 1, Palo
         powerful, but they rarely overpower; the combined ingredients          Rd., Los Altos; (650) 948-2696; Mandarin      yard of the Empire Tap Room is one            Alto; (650) 323-1555.
         bloom like a morning glory, opening up with each bite.”                Gourmet, 420 Ramona St., Palo Alto,           of the true joys of downtown Palo Alto.
                                                                                (650) 328-8898.                               Whether waiting on a friend or an entrée,
                                  - Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle
                                                                                                                              Palo Altans have designated this their        Solo dining
                                                                                                                                                                            The Dalai Lama tells us we should “spend
         Junnoon in the Crown                                                                                                 favorite outdoor spot. And after 15 years     some time alone every day.” What better
                                                                                Dining With Kids                              in business, the Emerson Street pub           place to do that than Café Borrone?
         “Junnoon could be the Tamarine of contemporary Indian food.”           Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill
                                                                                                                              has learned a few things about keeping        You’ll be surrounded by plenty of other
                                - Sheila Himmel, Palo Alto Weekly               is a slam-dunk for eating out with the
                                                                                youngsters: burgers, hot dogs, Belgian        customers happy. The umbrellas shade          people doing the same thing. Nestled
                                                                                waffles and other kid-friendly dining op-     regulars from the sun in summer and           between Kepler’s and the BBC in Menlo
                                                                                tions. And, really, what child can pass       shield them from drizzle in winter. Sea-      Park, Café Borrone provides the per-
                                                                                                                                                                            fect venue to sit outdoors on a sunny
       LUNCH/Monday-Friday | DINNER/7 days a week                               up a milkshake with peanut butter or          sonal soups are the perfect complement
                                                                                                                                                                            afternoon with a book, a cappuccino
                                                                                a banana blended in? Then there’s the         to the environment, and also go nicely
                                                                                                                                                                            and most importantly, yourself. If you’d
           w w w. j u n n o o n . c o m                                         peculiarly beguiling Green River soda.
                                                                                Although Mom and Dad may not let you
                                                                                                                              with an Empire Tap Room Burger. Keep
                                                                                                                              things light with a sprightly salad, or go
                                                                                                                                                                            rather stay in downtown Palo Alto, try
                                                                                order it, a bright-green drink will sure                                                    Pluto’s, which came in second. 1010
      150 University Avenue @ High Street                                       gross out your little sis. See if you can
                                                                                                                              upscale with a New York steak or filet
                                                                                                                              mignon. Whatever the case, get things
                                                                                                                                                                            El Camino Real, Menlo Park; (650) 327-
                                                                                laugh and make it come out your nose.                                                       0830.
                     650.329.9644                                               Also popular for dining with kids: Califor-
                                                                                nia Pizza Kitchen. 566 Emerson St., Palo
                                                                                                                              started right with a calamari appetizer.
                                                                                                                              It’s practically mandatory. Café Riace
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                                                                                                     special-needs items, and even ask for



      Hall of Fame
                                                                                                     custom-made leather watchbands. The
                                                                                                     Babekian family has operated the shop
                                                                                                     for two dozen years. 2796 Middlefield
                                                                                                     Rd., Palo Alto; (650 329-8171.

      The Hall of Fame honors popular busi-            than a decade. It’s easy to see why. The      Hardware Store
      nesses that have been voted best in their        restaurant, which eventually branched          This hall-of-famer seems to have a
      categories for five years. Once they attain      out into a chain, has long boasted good       good grip on success. For more than a
      this elite status, Hall of Famers receive        food at moderate prices served in a lively    decade, Palo Alto Hardware been rated
      a special award and do not compete for           atmosphere. The Fish Market is definitely     No. 1 by our readers. From tools to fix-
      another three years. This way, peren-            a quality “catch” for the Weekly’s Hall of    tures, electrical to plumbing and a little
      nial winners receive special recognition         Fame. 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto;         of everything in between, Palo Alto Hard-
      while offering up-and-comers a shot at           (650) 493-9188.                               ware is the place for the handy-minded.
      stardom.                                                                                       857 Alma St., Palo Alto (650) 327-7772.
                                                       Bookstore
      Breakfast                                        A Peninsula icon, Kepler’s Books &            Jewelry Store
      When it comes to the Weekly’s Best Of            Magazines is celebrating its 51st year         Offering an array of services — from
      contest, the words Hobee’s and “Hall             and it’s recognition as a hall of fame        on-site goldsmith work, custom work,
      of Fame” go together as naturally as the         winner. Kepler’s has set the standard for
                                                       progressive bookstores in the area since
                                                                                                     watch repair, free cleaning and inspec-
                                                                                                     tion on pieces of jewelry, appraisals and
                                                                                                                                                      An AXIS trainer would
      restaurant’s trademark blueberry coffee-
      cake, array of scrambles and omelets,            its inception as a bastion of free speech     even offering professional speakers to           teach you how to safely
      oatmeal and thick French toast. The              in the 1950s. The mission may have            talk to groups, such as women’s clubs or
      restaurant has held the “Best Breakfast”         toned down since the store’s early days,      book clubs about gemology and jewelry            exercise your shoulders
      crown for more than a decade, making             but Kepler’s remains a place where ideas      — Gleim Jewelers has covered its bas-
      it the Babe Ruth of morning spots in the         of all persuasions are encouraged to be       es when it comes to anything involving           and upper back.
      Palo Alto area. 4224 El Camino Real,             aired. Where else on the Peninsula can        jewelry. The business celebrated its 75th
      Palo Alto, (650) 856-6124; 67 Town and           one see former First Lady Barbara Bush        anniversary this year, making it not just
      Country Village, Palo Alto, (650) 327-4111;
      2312 Central Expressway, Mountain View,
                                                       or Jane Fonda? 1010 El Camino Real,
                                                       Menlo Park; (650) 324-4321.
                                                                                                     a Hall of Fame member for the Weekly’s
                                                                                                     Best of Palo Alto, but for the city itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Winner, “Best Gym”
      (650) 968-6050.                                                                                322 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650)
                                                                                                     323-1331.
                                                       Frame Shop
      Burgers                                          The choices for framing can be mind-
      Kirk’s is famous for its steakburgers and        boggling, but at University Art you           Workout/Gym                                               Personal Training
      is mobbed at noon by hungry students             can count on the pros to figure out how
                                                       deep the matting should be, which exact
                                                                                                     “Building strong kids, strong families,
                                                                                                     and strong communities.” That’s the mis-
                                                                                                                                                                By Appointment
      from nearby Palo Alto High School dur-
      ing the school year, although tables are         colors to pick up and what style suits        sion statement of the YMCA of the Mid-
      usually available. The greatly expanded          your artwork — and your taste. No job is      Peninsula, and its true. With classes
      menu now includes chicken, sausage pat-          too weird, whether it’s framing nude John
                                                       and Yoko from the album liner of the ‘60s
                                                                                                     such as adult and youth basketball, pre-
                                                                                                     and post-natal exercise, racquetball, and
                                                                                                                                                           All Ages & Fitness
      ties, fries, onion rings and salads, while
                                                                                                                                                                 Levels
      the old Kirk’s on California Avenue had
      just burgers and hotdogs. The burgers
      are still boss. 75 Town & Country Village,
                                                       or making a list of Stanford University
                                                       donors look snazzy. Its’ why this busi-
                                                       ness is a favorite and a hall-of-famer. 267
                                                                                                     family camp, members can work or play
                                                                                                     hard to become strong in body and mind.
                                                                                                     Keeping Palo Alto fit since 1893, the Y
                                                                                                                                                                                             AXIS
      Palo Alto; (650) 326-6159.                       Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650)
                                                       328-3500.
                                                                                                     has you covered.4151 Middlefield Road,
                                                                                                     #211, Palo Alto, (650) 856-3955; 3412
                                                                                                                                                             Over 50 Certified              PERFORMANCE
      Italian Restaurant
                                                                                                     Ross Road, Palo Alto, (650) 856-9622;                       Trainers                      CENTER
                                                                                                     and 755 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, (650)
      The online Italian dictionary may not            Hotel                                         858-0661.
      contain a word for “overachiever,” but if        For more than a decade, the Garden
      it did, that word might be pronounced as         Court Hotel has been ranked the No.
      “Osteria.” This favorite downtown ris-           1 hotel, making it the local Garden of        Toy Store                                        544 San Antonio Road, Mountain View (650) 229-1100
      torante enters the “Best of” Hall of Fame        Eden for visitors. Paradise doesn’t come      Perennial “Best Of” champ Palo Alto
      not with five straight wins to its name but      cheap — rooms range from $299 a night         Sport and Toy World is welcomed                    550 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park (650) 463-1920
      six. Mama mia! Formally known as Oste-           for a deluxe guest room to $694 a night       with open arms to the hall of fame this
      ria Cucina Toscana, its chefs specialize         for the penthouse suite — but readers         year. Their secret to success is easy to                    On the web @ www.axispt.com
      in classical Tuscan cuisine, including           have long said the price is worth it.520      guess: in a world full of big-box chains,
      house-made pasta such as pappardelle             Cowper St., Palo Alto; 650-322-9000.          Palo Alto Sport and Toy World is an
      Osteria, spinach raviolini, and linguine al                                                    honest-to-gosh retailer with local roots
                                                                                                     offering classic toys and sporting goods
      pesto.247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; (650)        Shoe Repair                                   that transcend all trends and “hot” lists.
      328-5700.                                        Describing this hall-of-famer as simply       Wooden building blocks? Baseball mitts?
                                                       a “shoe repair” shop is a drastic under-      No problem, and no wonder why this
      Seafood Restaurant                               statement. The work of Robert Babekian        store has pleased Palo Alto residents for
       Founded in 1976 by the late Martin              at Midtown Shoe Repair touches more           more than 70 years. Palo Alto Sport and
      Simon of Palo Alto and two partners from         than his customers’ shoes and sandals.        Toy World, 526 Waverley St., Palo Alto;
      Southern California, the Fish Market has         Loyal patrons also bring in damaged           (650) 328-8555.
      dominated this category for the more             luggage, items with broken zippers,



continued from previous page                        Sushi/Japanese                                   Tamarine promotes the Southeast
                                                                                                     Asian country’s longstanding tradition
Steak                                               Restaurant                                       of the “family style” style meal where
When you’re tired of frou-frou California           The first Japanese restaurant in Palo            family and friends gather around a table
cuisine and just want a good piece of               Alto, Fuki Sushi takes the gold for the          to share and enjoy food in one another’s
meat, Sundance The Steakhouse is                    fourth year in a row with its authentic
                                                    cuisine and décor. The restaurant offers         close company. Fragrance, flavor,
your best bet, readers say. Sundance is                                                              texture and color all delicately balance
                                                    a variety of dining atmospheres, such as
no stranger to Weekly “Best of” readers.                                                             and enhance one another in such dishes
                                                    the lively sushi bar where patrons can
The steakhouse has numerous Weekly                  watch chefs turn fresh fish into colorful        as the papaya salad, chili prawns and
“Best of” wins notched on its doors:                morsels of sushi and sashimi. Traditional        curried long beans. Tamarine, trailed by
as “Best place for a carnivore” (2001);             and elegant tatami rooms adorned with            Three Seasons in second place, is a treat
“Best place to take Dad”(2001); “Best               Japanese scrolls, artwork and floral             for not only the palate but the eye as
place to take Mom and Dad” (2002) and               arrangements are also on hand for spe-           well — the restaurant displays the works
“Best place for beef,” from 1990 through            cial occasions and more private dining
                                                                                                     of emerging artists from regional areas
2002. Slow-roasted prime rib, filet                 experiences. Equally impressive is Fuki
                                                    Sushi’s extensive menu, which serves up          throughout Vietnam. 546 University Ave.,
mignon, Australian lobster and vintage                                                               Palo Alto; (650) 325-8500.
                                                    toro, a variety of teriyakis and tempuras,
cocktails are served in a classic candle-
                                                    steaming bowls of udon and a green
lit, mahogany dining room still popular
with young couples on prom night. If
beef’s not your bag, Sundance offers
                                                    tea mousse dessert. Miyake came in
                                                    second. 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto;
                                                    (650) 494-9383.
                                                                                                     Food
                                                                                                     Foo
                                                                                                     Food
poultry and contemporary dishes, such                                                                Bagels
as Ahi tuna sashimi and swordfish. Sec-                                                               Few places in Northern California offer
ond place went to Los Altos Grill, with
                                                    Thai Restaurant                                  a spread like Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels.
                                                    Most people would not wish to be caught          Adding West Coast flavor to traditional
John Bentley’s coming in third. 1921 El
                                                    inside a typhoon, but a Thaiphoon                New York fresser’s fare, Izzy’s tops rye-
Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 321-6798.
                                                    — now that’s different. At lunch, down-          pumpernickel, whole wheat and jalapeño
                                                    town workers and shoppers alike crowd            bagels with whitefish, veggie “chopped
Sunday Brunch                                       the indoor and outdoor seating areas of          liver,” and even salsa mexicana cream
Hobee’s Restaurant has long been                    the popular eating spot, which boasts            cheese. Not in a bagel mood? Not to
a favorite for breakfasts and Sunday                delectable panang and musumun cur-               worry. Even the pizza is kosher. But what-
brunches. The restaurants offer freshly             ries alongside such refreshing treats as         ever you do, finish your meal off with a
made oatmeal with five or six toppings to           green-papaya salad. A “Buddha” fountain          cinnamon rugelach or a black-and-white
choose from and a variety of scrambled              and tranquil décor allow diners to imag-         cookie. After that New York-style meal,
eggs (the Florentine has spinach) and               ine they really are in an oasis — and with-      it’ll be hard to resist stepping out onto
omelettes. The popular “Best Darned                 out the bothersome gale-force winds and          California Avenue and shouting at a cab
Beakfast” has eggs, hash browns and                 rain. Krung Siam and Siam Royal came in          driver: “Hey! I’m walkin’ here!” 470 S. Cali-
Hobee’s signature coffee cake. Just try             second and third. 543 Emerson St., Palo          fornia Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 329-0700.
to resist! 4424 El Camino Real, Palo Alto,          Alto; (650) 323-7700.
(650) 493-7823; 855 El Camino Real
#67, Palo Alto, (650) 327-4111, and 2312                                                             Breakfast
Central Expressway, Mountain View, (650)
                                                    Vietnamese Restaurant                            “It’s the most important meal of the day.”
                                                    With small plates of colorful and fragrant       Doctors and mothers have been telling
968-6050.
                                                    contemporary Vietnamese cuisine,                 us this for years, and no place does
                                                                                                                                       Continued...
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breakfast quite like Joanie’s Cafe. The                                                                                                Ice Cream Store                              as the best place to buy produce, not
quaint restaurant has been a mainstay on                                                                                               Rick’s Ice Cream describes itself as         just for the variety, but for the experi-
Palo Alto’s California Avenue for nearly                                                                                               “Palo Alto’s gourmet micro-creamery,”        ence. Who could pass up a chance to
20 years, serving crispy brown waffles,                                                                                                which sums up the appeal of this local       use those hanging salad tongs? This
rich coffee and fresh eggs to hungry pa-                                                                                               institution better than 1,000 Pulitzer       year’s second place for produce goes to
trons. The venerable fan favorite boasts                                                                                               Prize-winning journalists typing fever-      Sigona’s Farmers Market. 774 Emerson
a robust menu, pleasant atmosphere and                                                                                                 ishly in a locked room. Everything tastes    St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-8676.
friendly staff. Joanie’s earns the honor                                                                                               good here, but standout flavors include
                                                                                                                                       Banana, Computer Chip, Industrial
for the second straight year, beating
out Menlo Park’s popular eatery Stacks,
                                                                                                                                       Chocolate and the always-classic Vanilla.    Sandwiches
                                                                                                                                       You probably have your own favorite.         Customers line up at lunchtime and pa-
which scored second.447 California Ave.,                                                                                               Cold Stone Creamery came in second.          tiently wait their turn for the people be-
Palo Alto; (650) 326-6505.                                                                                                             3946 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto; (650)       hind the tall counter at Village Cheese
                                                                                                                                       493-6553.                                    House to fix them a sandwich. And while
                                                                                                                                                                                    they wait, they’re treated to a museum-
Coffee House                                                                                                                                                                        like display of food and snack items from
Peetniks look at Starbucks the same way                                                                                                Milkshake                                    around the globe. The shop in Town &
Mac users regard Microsoft Windows                                                                                                     On High Street, you can buy happiness        Country Village — a local institution
— a corporate behemoth that must be                                                                                                    for $4.25. Just smooth enough to pass        since the late 1950s — sells fresh meats
opposed at all costs. No matter where                                                                                                  through a straw, just thick enough           and cheeses along with cookies, choco-
you stand, though, Peet’s Coffee and                                                                                                   to stick to your bones, the Penin-           lates, relishes, truffles, sauces and start-
Tea has plenty to offer for caffeine lov-                                                                                              sula Creamery’s famed milkshake is           ers for soup and a large variety of jams.
ers who enjoy their coffee or tea good                                                                                                                                              It’s a recipe for success. Second place
                                                                                                                                       whipped to perfection. Sample the rain-      went to Piazza’s Market. 855 El Camino
and strong. You won’t find any cotton-                                                                                                 bow or pistachio ice cream, or stick with    Real #157, Palo Alto; (650) 326-9251.
candy drinks that look like they belong        of the store the “Prepared Foods Depart-                                                the tried-and-true vanilla for your cool,
at an ice cream parlor, although their         ment.” Whether you’re looking for soup,
                                                                                           Grocery Store                               frothy beverage. Next thing you know,
new Scharffen Berger Chocolate Mocha           side dishes, entrees or salads, the deli    My folks discovered Trader Joe’s long                                                    Vegetarian food
                                                                                           before it became a chain and expanded       you’ll be begging for an intravenous milk-
Freddo delivers the goods for custom-          at Whole Foods has your number. Just                                                    shake drip. It’s that good. The Palo Alto    It’s not as if Whole Foods Market in
ers seeking a serious cocoa confection.        don’t order before yours is called. Sec-    to Northern California. Long past the                                                    downtown Palo Alto has anything against
                                                                                           rebellious stage, I took their advice and   Creamery Fountain and Grill on Hamilton
Their pastries also come from local bak-       ond place for best delicatessens went                                                                                                the meat-eating set. It’s just that vegetar-
                                               to Piazza’s Fine Foods. 774 Emerson St.,    checked out the amazing selection of        Ave. was a close second. 900 High St.,       ians may feel like taking off their shoes
eries, striking yet another blow against                                                                                               Palo Alto; (650) 323-3175.
                                               Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650) 326-8676.        gourmet cheeses and wines, as well as                                                    and slipping into something more com-
“the man.” Second place belongs to the                                                                                                                                              fortable once they walk in the door, kind
continental Coupa Café in Palo Alto. 153                                                   other international exotica — from white
                                                                                           asparagus from Chile to Trader Giotto’s     Produce                                      of like ... well, at home. When it comes
Homer Ave, Palo Alto, (650) 325-2091;          Desserts                                                                                Shopping for produce in the Emerson
                                                                                                                                                                                    to this year’s best veggie-food category,
Town & Country, 855 El Camino Real             The wooden tables and ceiling fans are      own pasta sauce. Traveling down the
                                                                                                                                                                                    Weekly readers have passed over the
                                               homey, and the place smells invitingly of   aisles is a bit like wandering around the   Street Whole Foods Market is sort            places where food is prepared for you
# 77, Palo Alto, (650) 248-4771, and
                                               coffee and baking. But it’s those glass     world, with a taste of many countries and   of like a road trip with an organic aggie    — also called restaurants — and have
Charleston Center, 3904 Middlefield Rd.,
                                               display cases that cinch this category      cultures, including a relatively new ko-    twist. Yellow Crenshaw melons from           chosen a grocery store full of gluten-free
Palo Alto; (650) 433-0500.                     for the Prolific Oven. A recent visit to    sher meat section. Produce is fresh and     Turlock tumble out of a bin near Yellow      foods as their No. 1 hotspot. Maybe it’s
                                               the cafe found the cases packed with        convenient, especially the already-cut-up   Doll watermelons from Esparta. Organic       the wide and tasty selection of Fantastic
Delicatessen                                   sweet-tooth bounty: almond twists,
                                               apricot Danishes, fruit tarts glistening
                                                                                           butternut squash or the baby zucchini.      mangoes from Mexico lead the way to          or Amy’s brands or that the butcher is
From the 6-foot-tall pastry case to your                                                   And for those who loathe cooking, take      organic basil from Madera. The white         way in the back, but Whole Foods Market
left, the long counter of readymade hot        with berries, chocolate chip cookies,                                                                                                has the competition beat when it’s veg-
                                               croissants... And then there were the       a peek at the pre-made salads or sushi.     corn from Brentwood is perfectly in sea-
and cold foods in the middle, and the                                                                                                                                               etarian food people are talking. Oh, and
                                               cakes: chocolate mocha, zucchini, car-      Also mentioned were Whole Foods and         son. And as with all road trips, there are
mini sushi bar to the far right, the delica-                                                                                                                                        the Market does serve prepared foods.
tessen counters at Whole Foods Mar-            rot and orange almond, to name a mere       Piazza’s. 590 Showers Drive, Mountain       lessons to be learned, and Whole Foods       Second place also went to a grocery
ket will have your dinner party check-         few. Stay a while. What’s your hurry?       View, (650) 917-1013, and 720 Menlo         makes that part easy: Large cardboard        outfit: Sigona’s Farmers Market in the
lists checked for months. Because of the       550 Waverley St., Palo Alto 94301; (650)    Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-2134.           bios of local growers hang over the mas-     Stanford Shopping Center.774 Emerson
wide variety, Whole Foods ditched the          326-8485.                                                                               sive wall of produce. This year’s Weekly     St., Palo Alto; (650) 326-8676.
word “deli” long ago, calling this section                                                                                             voters must have chosen Whole Foods




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At your                               ness alive for the past 20 years.
                                      Friendliness, efficiency and atten-
                                      tion to details are the points that
                                                                             which group you fall into, you’ll
                                                                             feel welcome. 550 Ravenswood,
                                                                             Menlo Park, (650) 463-1926.
                                                                                                                    stay for those flying in and out
                                                                                                                    of SFO. And, unlike the Eagles’
                                                                                                                    song of the same name, you can
                                                                                                                                                         ing off and the tech sector reeling
                                                                                                                                                         from stock options back-dating,
                                                                                                                                                         why not invest in something with
                                                                                                                                                                                               Palo Alto’s favorite place to exfoli-
                                                                                                                                                                                               ate, unwind and smooth out, and
                                                                                                                                                                                               it’s been stacking up those “Best
service                               sold this year’s batch of Weekly
                                      pollsters. 3900 Middlefield Rd.,       Hotel
                                                                                                                    leave this hotel after you check
                                                                                                                    out. 2431 Ash St., Palo Alto;(650)
                                                                                                                                                         a more tangible benefit? Say, a
                                                                                                                                                         little pampering for your hands
                                                                                                                                                                                               of Palo Alto” plaques for the last
                                                                                                                                                                                               three years. Los Salonez picked
Art Gallery                           Palo Alto; (650) 424-1113.             Just six months after opening its      322-7666.                            and feet? La Belle Day Spa            up second place. 95 Town and
With an emphasis on contem-                                                  chi-chi doors, the Four Seasons                                             can fill that void, and you won’t     Country Village, Palo Alto; (650)
porary Bay Area art, the Palo         Framing                                in East Palo Alto has rocketed         Manicure/Pedicure                    get any of those pesky share-         327-6964 and 36 Stanford Shop-
Alto Art Center brings art and        Whether you’re framing that            to the top of the list as the best     With the real estate market cool-    holder’s meeting packets. It’s        ping Center, (650) 326-8522.
culture to the community through      special family photo, a price-         hotel in the area. Water dancing
acclaimed exhibitions, classes        less work of art or one of those       gracefully over a rectangular                                                                                     Best Massage
for children and adults all year      black-light Jimi Hendrix posters,      reflecting pool, smooth jazz                                                                                       During the daily grind of work
long, school tours, family guides     Accent Arts can accommodate            discreetly piped in to the outdoor                                                                                and child-rearing, the body
and special events. The center        both your style and your wallet.       seating of the Italian restaurant,                                                                                begins to ache. Muscles clench
touts exhibitions of wide artistic    Its artisans have been framing on      Quattro, and bopping bellhops                                                                                     and tendons tighten. But local
scope and versatility, from paint-    site for more than thirty years,       greet guests to the towering                                                                                      stress cases don’t need to look
ing to fine crafts to new media.      and the lasting quality of their       resort. Once inside, cool marble                                                                                  far for a soothing way to ease the
Currently on view are IDEO Pro-       work and quick turnaround time         floors and warm earth-toned                                                                                       tension —Watercourse Way in
totypes the Future, and Creative      have earned the appreciation of        furnishings set the stage for an                                                                                  downtown Palo Alto is the place
Commerce: German Lithographic         their customers. And no matter         upscale stay, which starts at a                                                                                   to go for the area’s top massage,
Labels, 1920-1938. The former         how much you plan on spending,         mere $225 a night. The spa, roof-                                                                                 according to this year’s “Best
showcases the design mantra           the framers at Accent Arts will        top pool (complete with tented                                                                                    Of” voters. The tranquil day spa
of “form follows function” with       make sure your piece is worthy         gazebos), fitness center, and                                                                                     — which recently celebrated 25
modern and streamlined pieces         of admiration. Richard Sumner          business and concierge services                                                                                   years in Palo Alto — features
such as a steam iron that looks       framers took second place. 392         round out the luxury experience.                                                                                  more than a dozen peaceful
like an abstracted rabbit and an      California Ave., Palo Alto; (650)      The Stanford Park Hotel and the                                                                                   massage rooms and a staff of
updated version of the shopping       424-1044.                              Westin Palo Alto Hotel placed                                                                                     experienced therapists. The wide
cart. Creative Commerce gives                                                second and third, respectively.                                                                                   array of massage modalities of-
visitors a glimpse into another       Gym                                    2050 University Ave., East Palo                                                                                   fered include Swedish, Shiatsu,
world — the not too distant past      The one-story, brick-laid architec-    Alto; (650) 566-1200.                                                                                             Reiki, Hot Stone and much more.
— with commercial stone lithog-       ture of Axis gym invites a differ-                                                                                                                       Body Therapy Center on Califor-
raphy. At the heart of this exhibi-   ent type of work-out enthusiast        Budget Hotel                                                                                                      nia Avenue placed second. 165
tion are the vibrantly colorful and   than the sleek, corporate image        With rooms starting at about                                                                                      Channing Ave., Palo Alto; (650)
intricate commercial labels that      of 24 Hour fitness (in second          $90 per night, Hotel California                                                                                   462-2000.
Paul I. Landmann created for          place this year) — the Starbucks       might not be the least expensive
cigar boxes, among other things,      of gyms. Axis is a neighborhood        hotel in town, but it’s darn close.                                                                               Men’s Haircut
throughout the 1920s and 1930s        gym, one that fits into with sur-      Located in Palo Alto’s “other”                                                                                    There are distinct lines of thought
in Germany. 1313 Newell Rd.,          rounding houses and evokes a           downtown, its guests have                                                                                         about haircuts among the non
Palo Alto; (650) 329-2366.            similar comfort. You can drop in,      quick access to all of California                                                                                 metrosexual males of planet
                                      hop on the treadmill, and gossip       Avenue’s restaurants, shops,                                                                                      Earth. There are those who think,
Dry Cleaner                           about the neighbors as they try        spas and public art displays. But                                                                                 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” For
 “Even when the customers             their hand at Tai-Bo. With its close   most likely, its visitors stay there                                                                              such men, the existence or the
are wrong, they’re right,” says       proximity the street and broad         because of its proximity to Stan-                                                                                 condition of their hair may not
Charleston Cleaners owner             windows, it’s also great for peo-      ford and the research park, and                                                                                   even reach the level of conscious
Fred Alami. It’s this attitude that   ple-watching. Axis is the type of      its Web site boasts free shuttles                                                                                 thought until it becomes a prob-
he attributes his loyal customer      gym that wants to be a hang-out        to both locations. Also accessible                                                                                lem. They go to Supercuts, get
base to, which has kept the busi-     as much as a gym, and no matter        by Caltrain, it makes an easy                                                                                     a nice haircut, and are done with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Continued...




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     Sometimes, nice guys                                                                                                                                                                                                   continued from previous page
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            it. The next group may not actually think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            about their hair anymore than the first,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Veterinarian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A veritable Noah’s ark of animals and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            however, their loyalty to a particular


        do finish first.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          their human companions flock to Los
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            barber plays an important role, so they       Altos’ Adobe Animal Hospital, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            visit the President (second place) or         19 veterinarians treat everything from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the California Barbershop (third place),      ferrets and reptiles to small farm ani-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            until some exterior force brings their        mals and “pocket pets,” such as guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hair to their conscious attention once        pigs and hamsters — in addition to cats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            again.4232-A, El Camino Real,                 and dogs. Adobe has veterinarians and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Palo Alto; (650) 494-9177.                    technical staff on duty 24 hours daily,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to address every pet emergency, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shoe Repair                                   its broad range of veterinary specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul’s European Cobblery Shop just            makes it popular with companions of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            doesn’t act its age, and it isn’t what it     exotic pets. On the cutting edge, Adobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            seems. The multi-generation shoe-repair       also offers chiropractic and alternative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shop on Califorinia Avenue is loaded          medicine. Adobe gives clients a written
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with assorted items, many of them             estimate of treatment costs before per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            whimsical, such as the Beatles socks          forming surgeries, so there are no major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gift items it stocked earlier this year or    surprises — a popular feature that keeps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a psychedelic iPod holder. Operating          clients and their pets coming back.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for decades, the family-owned shop can        Palo Alto Pet Hospital placed second in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            restore shoes and boots, repair lug-          animal lover’s hearts, with Stanford Pet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gage, and even shine shoes in a friendly      Hospital nipping at their heels, in third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            environment that for years has put it into    place. 396 1st St., Los Altos; (650) 948-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the top “Best of ...” categories. Manager     9661.
         We’d like to thank our customers for helping us win the                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Roth added some new spark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to the old shop, founded by her father,       Hair Salon
       “Palo Alto Best of” Award. And we’d like to thank our store                                                                                                                                                          Paul Roth, in 1942. Runner up is Village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cobbler. 410 S. California Ave., Palo Alto;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If they can pull it off for one more year,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the stylists at Los Salonez might just
      manager and sales staff for always putting the customer first.                                                                                                                                                        (650) 323-0409.                               win their salon a coveted spot in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weekly’s Hall of Fame. The Menlo Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Skin Care                                     shop has pleased Palo Altans consis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dead skin cells, clogged pores and age        tently, winning this category for the past
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            spots be warned. LaBelle Day Spa is           four years. Whether it’s a specific cut,
    Palo Alto                               ~Open Sundays~                                      83 Town & Country Village                                                                                  (650) 329-0557   where the scientific and the luxurious        color, or an entirely new look you’re af-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            collide to deliver exceptional skin care      ter, drop in for a consultation. Also spe-
    San Jose                                                                                    1020 El Paseo de Saratoga (At Campbell)                                                                    (408) 364-1200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            services to Palo Altans forever in search     cializing in perms and nail and skin care,
    Berkeley                                ~Open Sundays~                                      2112 Shattuck Ave. (Between Addision & Centre Sts)                                                         (510) 540-0556   of that certain je ne sais quoi for their     Los Salonez could quickly become your
    Corte Madera                            ~Open Sundays~                                      311 Corte Madera Town Center                                                                               (415) 924-1515   complexions. Each treatment at the spa        one-stop beautification station. Second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            begins with a relaxing foot soak, and         place went to Juut for the second year in
    San Francisco                                                                               401 Washington St. (At Battery)                                                                            (415) 391-5300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LaBelle’s expert staff ensures that each      a row. 1012 Alma St., Menlo Park; (650)
    San Francisco                                                                               120 Kearny St. (Outside Crocker Galleria)                                                                  (415) 781-2002   visit is a memorable one by assessing         328-0735.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            clients’ individual needs and paying close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            attention to the tiniest of details. Each     Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            facial, which spa goers can even custom-      If you don’t know your asana from your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ize, includes a consultation, cleansing,      dhyana, Darshana Yoga offers les-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            exfoliation, extraction, purification, se-    sons for as little as $15 for a drop-in
                            1- 888 -FOR-EYES (367-3937) • FOREYES.COM                                                                                                                                                       rum application, mask, moisturizer and        session. Focusing primarily on Iyengar,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sun protection. And that’s just for your      a style of therapeutic yoga, and Flow,
          HUGE SALE 2 complete pairs for $99                                                                                                                                                                                face. Skin Spirit came in as the second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            favorite for skin pampering. 36 Stanford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a modern form of yoga based on many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          classical styles, Darshana classes work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shopping Center, Palo Alto, (650) 326-        to “stretch the body, purify the breath,
                                      2 Pairs RX                                                                                                   Family                                                                   8522 and 95 Town and Country Village,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Palo Alto; (650) 327-6964.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          quiet the mind and illuminate the soul,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the studio brochure notes. Levels
                                      Eyeglasses                                                                                                  Discount                                                                                                                include a special class for teens and a
                                         $99                                                                                                                                                                                Spa                                           “gentle yoga” class for delicate backs
                                                                                                                                  $20 Off the 2nd pair of Eyeglasses                                                        Bamboo lines the street outside.              and to relieve stress in a soothing envi-
                             Includes frames and single vision                                                                    $30 Off the 3rd pair of Eyeglasses                                                        Through the entryway, water trickles          ronment, under the watchful eye of the
                              RX plastic lenses of any power.                                                                     $40 Off the 4th pair of Eyeglasses
                                  Regular price $79 each.                                                                                                                                                                   down an elegantly carved wall and qui-        Buddha. Yoga Source and Avalon Art and
                                                                                                                                   For members of the same family.
                                    Free Fashion Tint.                                                                                                                                                                      etly splashes behind a three-foot marble      Yoga Center tied for second place; The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Buddha. Hand-carved wood weaves its           Yoga Center cinched third. 654 High St.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            way through the halls and ceiling, and        Palo Alto; (650) 325-9642.
           Must present coupon at time of purchase. May not be combined with other discounts,                     Must present coupon at time of purchase. May not be combined with other discounts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            beautiful paintings mark the interior. No,
                                                                                                        Z4ØVS                                                                                                  64ØVS        this isn’t Shangri La — but it’s awfully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shopping
         coupons, vision insurance plans or prior orders. Valid thru 09/30/06. See store for details.           coupons, vision insurance plans or prior orders. Valid thru 09/30/06. See store for details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            close. This is the longtime downtown
                                             Kids’                                                                   Our Thinnest Lenses                                                                                    respite known as Watercourse Way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Featuring nine uniquely designed hot          Bike Shop
                                            Eyewear                                                                     with ClearVue                                                                                       tub rooms and a cornucopia of spa and         From the multitude of wheels to the se-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            facial treatments, Watercourse Way            lection of knee warmers, the best word
                                              Sale                                                                          $139                                                                                            has been soothing stressed visitors for       to describe the selection at Palo Alto
                        Take $20 off any pair of kids’ eyewear                                                        Combine our thinnest single vision RX lenses                                                          more than 25 years. And for those eager       Bicycles is “comprehensive.” The store
                          which includes free polycarbonate                                                           with ClearVue Anti-Reflective Coating, with the                                                       to relax at home, the Zen-like day spa        has been in business for 75 years, offer-
                           lenses (a $40 value), which are                                                                    purchase of complete eyewear.                                                                 includes a shop with products such as         ing quality repair work and bikes fit for
                             lighter and safer. Save $60.                                                                         Regularly priced $160.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            candles, massage oils, soaps, books           any type of cyclist, be they a Stanford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and art. La Belle Day Spa was voted sec-      student looking for an inexpensive hybrid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ond.165 Channing Ave., Palo Alto; (650)       to get to class, or a competitive rider
          Must present coupon at time of purchase. May not be combined with other discounts,                      Must present coupon at time of purchase. May not be combined with other discounts,
        coupons, vision insurance plans or prior orders. Valid thru 09/30/06. See store for details.    T4ØVS   coupons, vision insurance plans or prior orders. Valid thru 09/30/06. See store for details.   C4ØVS        462-2000.


                            Kids Eyesavers                                                                                          O2 OPTIX
               A For Eyes exclusive warranty                                                                                     Contact Lenses
                for kids (age 14 and under):                                                                                       $18.62/Box
                FREE lighter, safer and more                                                                       O2 OPTIX introductory price with manufacturer’s
                                                                                                                   mail-in rebate. Additional rebates available. Call
               durable polycarbonate lenses                                                                            for details. Minimum purchase 8 boxes.
              (a $40 value). FREE repairs and                                                                                Regularly priced $23.62/box.

               replacements on broken kids'
                frames during the first year.                                                                     Must present coupon at time of purchase. May not be combined with other discounts,
                                                                                                                coupons, vision insurance plans or prior orders. Valid thru 09/30/06. See store for details.   E4ØVS


                                                                            Most Health Plans Accepted
    We are proud to accept national healthcare plans, HMOs, and various vision programs including:
   EyeMed, Spectera, Davis Vision, Medical Eye Services, Superior Vision, SVS, NVA, Avesis, Clarity
                       Vision, AARP, Coast to Coast, Healthnet and many more.

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                                                                                                   Best of Palo Alto 2006


that needs a custom-made, feather-light
road bike that fits her proportions like
a glove. Palo Alto Bicycles also has an
extensive range of deluxe mountain bikes
with every conceivable type of acces-
sory. For the less seasoned rider trying
to introduce him or herself to mountain
or road biking, Mike’s Bikes, the second
place winner, offers a wide range of af-
fordable bicycles.171 University Ave.,
Palo Alto; (650) 328-7411.

Bookstore
Borders may not be the most hip choice
for best bookstore, but its popular-
ity among Weekly readers is certainly
understandable. With its wide array of
best-selling fiction, non-fiction, manga,
graphic novels and magazines — not to
mention the store’s better-than-expected
collection of CDs and DVDs — Borders
is definitely a one-stop entertainment
center for busy Palo Altans. Second-
place goes to the always-scrappy Books
Inc. 456 University Ave., Palo Alto; (650)
326-3670.

Boutique
Trendy clothes and jewelry make this
North California Avenue boutique a
perennial favorite with women readers.
Some say Leaf & Petal organizes cloth-
ing by color value so customers can see
all of the options for putting together a
matching outfit. In spring, a line of bright,
colorful sun dresses and separates
arrive to lift spirits out of the winter dol-
drums. Helpful staff assists with coordi-       I? Why am I here? Who are those people        for men’s apparel goes to Nordstrom.
nating outfits. The concept of “boutique”
varies widely in readers’ minds: In addi-
                                                staring at me?” you ask yourself, forget-
                                                ting the bookshelf entirely. Cross into the
                                                                                              300 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto;
                                                                                              (650) 326-3333.
                                                                                                                                               crocs
tion to women’s clothing, art/craft gift        world of IKEA, and you might never leave.
store Shady Lane, on University Avenue,         1700 E. Bayshore Rd., East Palo Alto;         New Business
came in second, and Title Nine sports           (650) 323-4532.                               The glossy Satura Cakes has apparent-
and athletic clothing, on Hamilton Avenue                                                     ly turned the heads of quite a few Weekly
tied for third place with Thistle on Waver-     Hardware Store                                readers strolling along the avenue. If you
ley Street, which carries clothing, gifts,      Every small town in America had one at        think Satura sounds Japanese, you’re
jewelry and home accessories. 439 Cali-         one time: The small hardware store with       right — the Satura folks are inspired
fornia Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 329-8070.         the big inventory, just about everything      by Japanese pastry chefs who make
                                                anyone needed on short notice packed          European-style pastries and cakes with
Eyewear                                         into a shoebox-sized store in a space         their own twist. Offerings include mango-
Billing itself as “The store for people who     arrangement worthy of NASA packing            passionfruit cakes, brioche donuts made
can’t pay a lot for glasses,” For Eyes          a space shuttle. Palo Alto still has one:     with soy milk, green tea rolls with chest-
Optical Co. pleased readers best, with          Peninsula Hardware, long based in             nuts, and sweet coconut meringue cook-
Gucci and Prada glasses at low prices,          Midtown (adjacent to Mike’s Café), with       ies. Taking second place in this category
and discounts for families and Stanford         brooms and garbage cans spilling out          is Addison Antiques. 320 University Ave.,
students. Low-cost eye exams and                the front. In the mornings, one might be      Palo Alto; (650) 326-3393.
convenient evening and weekend hours            able to chat with owner Gary Burke, if
helped make the Town & Country Village          he’s not too busy helping someone find        Nursery and Garden
shop number one, with Site for Sore Eyes        just exactly what they need and want for
coming in second. Lens Crafters and             that urgent job at home or work. Runner       Supply
California Avenue Optical/Lens tied for         up: Orchard Supply. 2676 Middlefield Rd.,     Looking for the perfect reeds and
third place. 83 Town and Country, Palo          Palo Alto; (650) 325-3491.                    grasses to accompany your new water
Alto; (650) 329-0557.                                                                         feature? Or how about walkable ground-
                                                                                              cover to replace that fading lawn?
                                                Jewelry Store                                 Summer Winds not only has a catchy
Florist                                         There should be nothing impersonal            name that always makes me think of a
Michaela’s Flower Shop blends the               about jewelry. Maybe mass-produced,
                                                                                              mid-’70s hit by Seals & Crofts, it has just
scent of flowers and history. A mod-            corporate body decorations work in
                                                the world of bling, but a meaningful gift     about anything you’re looking for. Japa-
est-sized florist in downtown Palo Alto,
owners Michaela Dieffenbach and Steve           of sentimental value should be unique.        nese maples? Yep. Clumping bamboos?
Wong trade off answering phones and             Enter the craftspeople at Diamonds of         Got ‘em. Annuals, perennials, herbs,
taking orders. They offer a huge array          Palo Alto. With two master goldsmiths         roses? You bet. It’s as close to a one-stop
of floral arrangements for any occasion,        and an award-winning jewelry designer         center as you’ll find for all your gardening
speedily delivered, or even a sprinkling        on staff, that special creation is suddenly   needs. Roger Reynolds came in second
of rose petals for romantic occasions.          within the realm of possibility. If Miles’    place. 725 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto;
With nearly 40 years between them in            buddy Jack had known about the shop           (650) 493-5136.
the flower business, they have carried          in the pinot-noir-soaked film “Sideways,”
on the tradition of Stapleton’s the Florist,    he could have driven north to have them
which occupied the tiny shop for years          recreate the dolphin-and-Sanskrit-themed      Pet Store
beforehand under the direction of Olga          ring he lost, and saved himself an em-        From the outside, Pet Food Depot looks
Stapleton. If not immediately available,        barrassing trip back to the scene of his      just like another giant box store, but
almost any flower can be ordered by the         crime. But then the ending of the movie       inside, it’s a different story. In its aisles,
next day. Runner up: Mills the Florist. 453     would have been considerably less funny.      you’ll find the perfect toy for that German
Waverley St., Palo Alto; (650) 321-5390.        Tiffany & Co. took second place. 261          Shephard puppy or the family cat that
                                                Hamilton Ave., Suite 320, Palo Alto; (650)    needs to drop a pound or two. Treats
                                                322.120.                                      and toys for all your four legged family
Furniture Store                                                                               members abound. And if you’re a new pet
You enter IKEA with a clear mission:                                                          owner, you’ll find everything from food
to purchase just one, simple bookshelf          Men’s Apparel                                 bowls to training sheets. Second Place
called Markör. Or was it Malm? But              Women everywhere will agree that the          winner, Piccadilly Pet, is the place to go
after meandering through display room           Macy’s Men’s Store in the Stanford            for that guilt-inspired purchase after leav-
after display room, you find yourself a                                                       ing your dog alone too long - especially if
                                                Shopping Center is the best place to
bit peckish. Eight Swedish meatballs                                                          money is no object. 3127 El Camino Real,
                                                find that perfect anniversary, birthday       Palo Alto; (650) 852-1277.
and three hot dogs later, you drowsily          or “Congratulations, You did it!” gift.
stumble to a display bedroom where a            The ties, jeans and Polo Ralph Lauren                                   Continued...
plump Dalselv bed beckons you to rest.          sweaters are perennially in style. The
“Just a moment while I digest,” you tell        collections of Tommy Hilfiger and Sean
yourself before you nuzzle into a pillow        John, who we all know as “P. Diddy,” are
and nod off. Waking up much later, you          always in vogue. Men, too, will find great
are confused and disoriented. “Where am         outfits for every occasion. Second place
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                                                                                                                                                                         Best of Palo Alto 2006
                         palo alto’s gourmet micro creamery
                                                                     Mon-Fri 9:30-7:00
                                                                                       Pet Food Depot
                                                                                         www.petfooddepot.com
                                                                     Sat 9:00-6:00, Sun 10:00-6:00
                                                                     Across from the Fish Market Restaurant   Family Owned & Operated                                  Continued from previous page
                                                                     3127 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-852-1277                                                       Pharmacy/Drug Store
                                                                                                                                                                       There may not be a place on Earth where
                                                                                                                                                                       you can get your film developed while you
                                                                                                                                                                       shop for a garden hose, new underwear
                                                                         Thank You Palo Alto for                                                                       and a really funny birthday card for your
                                                                                                                                                                       10-year-old nephew other than Longs


              We’re the Best
        And, we have this star to prove it!
                                                                         voting us #1 Pet Store!!!
                                                                                                                                                                       Drugs. But those items, and many more,
                                                                                                                                                                       such as crackers, sparkly jewelry and fish
                                                                                                                                                                       oil tablets, will easily make their way into
                                                                                                                                                                       your shopping basket with a quick browse
                                                                                                                                                                       around. This year’s Weekly voters said
                                                                                                                                                                       Longs Drugs was the best place to check
                                                                                                                      TO W                                             those “must-have” items off your list,
                                                                                                                 AL              E                                     while filling your various prescriptions,
                                                                                                                                                                       too. Second place went to Walgreens.




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                                                                                                                                                                       Alto; (650) 330-0128.


                                                                                                               BEST OF                                                 Sporting Goods
                                                                                                                                                                       When REI opened its new store in Moun-
                                                                                                                                                                       tain View in August, about 600 people
                                                                                                                    2006                                               lined up before the doors opened three
                                                                                                                                                                       days in a row. The store has been busy


                                                                                                     30% OFF
                                                                                                                                                                       ever since. REI’s popularity meant that
           We thank all of our loyal customers for buying our                                                                                                          people were driving to San Carlos to
                                                                                                                                                                       shop. No more! The Seattle-based out-
               ice cream and taking the time to vote for us!                                                                                                           door outfitter has clothing and equipment
              For those of you who don’t know us, we make                              ALL TOYS                                                                        for backpacking, camping, hiking and kay-
                                                                                                                                                                       aking, and is a year-round bicycle store.
      rick’s rather rich ice cream by hand in small batches loaded
                   with the best ingredients we can find.                               ALL BEDS                                                                        In the fall, the store gears up for snow
                                                                                                                                                                       sports. Second place in this category
                  We now stock over 40 flavors including
          rick’s rather rich ice cream, non-fat yogurt and ices.
                                                                              ALL BIRD & HAMSTER CAGES                                                                 went to the venerable Palo Alto Sport &
                                                                                                                                                                       Toy World. 2450 Charleston Rd., Mountain

                                   Enjoy!                                 ALL CAT TREES & SCRATCHING POSTS                                                             View; (650) 969-1938.


                                                                                       All Offers Valid Aug. 30th-Sept. 3rd, 2006                                      Stationery Store
                3946 Middlefield Road (at Charleston)                                                                                                                   Greeting cards? Check. Boxes of Crane
                                                                                     While Supplies Last... Excludes Special Orders                                    stationery and Cross gold pens? Check.
                        Palo Alto, CA 94303                                                                                                                            Calendars featuring wide-eyed animals or
                           650-493-6553                                                                                                                                romantically lit European cities? Check.
                        ricksicecream.com                                                       VIP VACCINE CLINIC                                                     There’s a reason Village Stationers on
                                                                                                                                                                       California Avenue was voted best statio-
                                                                                               SUNDAY 4:00-5:00PM                                                      nery shop. Make that about 1,000 rea-
                                                                                                                                                                       sons. Not only does it carry all the items
                                                                                                                                                                       you’d expect in a store of its ilk, it goes




                                                                                                Thank You
                                                                                                                                                                       above and beyond, becoming an office
                                                                                                                                                                       and home depot of one’s dreams. Along
                                                                                                                                                                       with three-ring binders, there are minia-
                                                                                                                                                                       ture undercover listening devices ($6.95),
                                                                                                                                                                       decorated contact-lens cases, bath sup-
                                                                                                                                                                       plies and modern dinnerware. This is the
                                                                                                                                                                       fourth year Village Stationers has gotten
                                                                                to the Palo Alto Weekly Readers                                                        the top pick. Only one more year and it’s
                                                                                                                                                                       Hall of Fame time, baby. But watch out:
                                                                                        for voting us . . .                                                            Second- and third-place winners Letter



                                                                                                Best Desserts
                                                                                                                                                                       Perfect and Congdon & Crome are nip-
                                                                                                                                                                       ping at its heels. 310 S. California Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                       Palo Alto; (650) 326-7970, and 719 Santa
                                                                                                                                                                       Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 321-6920.


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                                                                                                                                                                       Toy Store
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                                                                                                                                                                       on one wall. The Klutz Store on College
                                     BEST OF
                                                                                                                                                                       Avenue, known for its creative books
                                      2006
                                                                                                                                                                       and overall spirit of cheekiness, has won
                                                                                                                                                                       the rock-paper-scissors game this year,
                                                                                                                                                                       snagging Best Toy Store. Good thing, too,
                                                                                                                                                                       since it’s chock-full of wacky ways to have
                                                                                                                                                                       fun. This year’s top-selling book: Paper
                                                                                                                                                                       Fashions, which gives aspiring clothing
                                                                                                                                                                       designers their first crack at creating
                                                                                                                                                                       couture for future Project Runways.
                                                                                                                                                                       Plastic stencils of miniature pants, skirts,

                 #1 Town & Country Village.Palo Alto
                           P A L O A LT O                                                                                                            LT O W E          shoes, sweaters and more, patterned pa-
                                                                                                                                                 A
                                                                                                                                                                       pers, decorative doodads and tiny metal
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                                                                                                                                                                       hangers allow imaginations to run wild.
                      650-323-1555                                                                                                                                     Klutz is located somewhat off the beaten
                                                                                                                                                                       path, but it’s not hard to find. Look for
                      www.scottsseafood.com                                                                                                      BEST OF               the metal rocket ship and flying saucer
                                                                                                                                                     2006              hovering over the colorful storefront.
                                                                                                                                                                       Runners up included Cheeky Monkey and

               Across from Stanford                                                                                                                                    Diddam’s. 572 College Ave., Palo Alto;
                                                                                                                                                                       (650) 493-2481.
                                                                                               We also serve a soup, salad
                   Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner                                                       & sandwich lunch
                         7 days a week                                                                    Free dessert with an entree




                                                                      550 Waverley Street, Palo Alto (650) 326-8485/326-8668

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                                                    Best of Palo Alto 2006
                                                                                                                                                 Thank you for voting
                                                                                                                                            the Mandarin Gourmet the best
                                                                                                                                              Chinese Restaurant in 2006




Women’s Apparel                             Best Palo Alto Park                            Best Place to People
                                                                                                                                           MANDARIN GOURMET
                                                                                                                                              R      E      S     T     A     U       R       A      N       T
J. Crew is too preppy for you; Gap is       Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park offers nothing       Watch
too immature. You want a look that says     if not variety — residents can bring their     A skateboarder with green hair and a tat-              Classy Dining Experience & Fine Healthy Food
you either 1) raid your grandmother’s       children to the playground (complete with      tered leather jacket coasts by the giant
closet or 2) sew your own clothes. But      sand box), get exercise on the multiple
unless you have the stamina to rum-         tennis courts, or just enjoy the beautiful
                                                                                           egg at Lytton Plaza. Across the street,           Delivery available • Curbside pick-up • Valet parking
                                                                                           an elderly couple holds hands in front
mage through endless thrift store racks,    scenery. With its long, curving paths,         of the Stanford Theatre, appreciating
                                                                                                                                           420 Ramona, Palo Alto (between University & Lytton)
Anthropologie is the place for you. The     vast lawns, and functioning dog kennel,        the array of classic film posters. Two
ambient, soothing music will help you       it’s no surprise it got runner up this year    blocks up, a man with tinted glasses and                             650-328-8898
wade past flowing skirts, tweed trousers    for best place to walk to the dog. Most        a tan ball cap plays guitar and sings.                        www.MandarinGourmet-PaloAlto.com
and knobby cardigans. So, toss on a tu-     importantly, with enough square feet to        And three excited teenage girls stroll by
nic and head to the unmistakable, burnt     get lost in, it’s the rare park large enough   the aspiring musician while discussing
sienna building on Alma Street to en-       to avoid running into that neighbor you        MySpace and Matthew McConaughey.




                                                                                                                                                     The Best of
hance your faux-vintage wardrobe. Your      dislike. Foothill came in second. Middle-      This is University Avenue — Palo Alto’s
secret’s safe with us. 999 Alma St., Palo   field Rd. at East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.     vibrant nucleus of restaurants, shops and
Alto; (650) 322-0435.                                                                      diverse passersby. It’s the best place
                                            Best Place for a Parking                       in Palo Alto to people watch. When one

Out & about                                 Ticket
                                            Everyone who parks regularly in Down-
                                                                                           peers at the plethora of unique individu-
                                                                                           als, boredom is a world away. Stanford




                                                                                                                                                     Bistro Dining
                                            town Palo Alto has a favorite dance for        Shopping Center was voted the second
                                            avoiding a parking ticket, twisting and        best place to appreciate people-watch-
Best Late Night Hangout                                                                    ing.University Avenue, Palo Alto.
Nightfall. Cars pass by slowly, engines     leaping from street to street every two
humming, dragging a cool breeze in their    hours. Do you favor the Ramona Rhumba,
wake. Segments of hyper-intellectual        the Channing Cha-Cha, or the Cowper            Best Place to Stargaze
vocabulary are vollied back and forth       Cakewalk? Just make sure you stay a            Pity poor Pluto. Defrocked of its plan-
inside coffee shops like so many Ping       step (or a two-step) ahead of the fuzz.        etary status last week, it now joins a
Pong balls, as Stanfordites cram for        Another top spot for a parking ticket is       new class of celestial bodies known as
their midterms. You are, of course, on      the Stanford University campus — as-           dwarf planets. Not that you could see
University Avenue. Throbbing music          suming you can find a space at all.            the orbital from Foothills Park anyway.
pulsates from a bar, forcing patrons to                                                    But bring your best scope this week and
shout their chit chat. An old-timey organ   Best Place for a Date                          you might just spot dwarf planet Ceres
hums from the Stanford Theater, provid-     Take a beautiful balcony with plush seats      — the solar system’s biggest asteroid.
                                                                                           Also visible this week are Jupiter and the
ing the soundtrack to silent films from
a bygone era. As you pass by a giant
                                            and grand chandeliers hanging overhead.
                                            Dim the lights and bring on the Cary           teapot of Saggitarius. Better find them                                                    Thank you
                                                                                           quickly, though, because the park closes
egg constructed from computer circuit
boards, it hits you: this isn’t like any
                                            Grant or Ingrid Bergman. That’s the
                                            timeless date setting of the Stanford          shortly after sunset. (from May through                                                   for voting us
                                                                                           mid-August, its gates close at 9 p.m.).
other downtown. The runner up was Nola
Restaurant and Bar.
                                            Theatre. You can even bring your own
                                            candy, giving you the opportunity to           Better yet, book an overnight camp site                                                the best romantic
                                                                                           at Towle Camp and spend the night under
                                            impress your date with your knowledge
                                            of fine Belgian chocolates. Weekly read-       the stars. Viewing the heavens from Sky-                                                   restaurant!
Best Neighborhood                                                                          line Boulevard was second best. 3300
Bounded by Alma Street, Oregon Ex-          ers also found the St. Michael’s Alley
                                            restaurant an ideal romantic spot. 221         Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto; (650) 329-2423.
pressway, Highway 101 and Loma Verde
Avenue, the popular Midtown neighbor-       University Ave., Palo Alto 94301; (650)
hood boasts two shopping centers, two       324-3700.                                      Best Place for a
public schools, three parks, a neighbor-                                                   Playdate
hood association, an ice-skating rink, a    Best Place to go for a                         With a whacky new sign out front,
Quaker meeting house and a Buddhist         Run                                            resembling a Dr. Seuss drawing under                                                “The restaurant represents the
temple. Sure, the shopping is good in       There probably isn’t a better vantage          the influence, the historic Palo Alto                                               best of West Coast bistro dining”
Midtown, but so is the housing. Stroll-     point to see the breathtaking views of the     Junior Museum & Zoo has for genera-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  —Palo Alto Weekly,
ing along Midtown’s residential streets     foothills than at the The Dish, so why go      tions captivated young visitors and their
                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 2005
— and people do, with dog-walkers and       anywhere else for your morning run? The        families — decades before “playdate”
joggers a frequent sight — pedestrians      trails at the Dish range from 3.5 miles to     became a word, in fact. Today it remains                                               LUNCH:Tues-Fri. 11:30 am-2pm
wander past an eclectic mix of housing:     5 miles, with all the inclines your current    a strong magnet in today’s busier world,                                               DINNER:Tues-Sat. 5:30-9:30 pm
new Mediterranean-style villas, Califor-    physique can handle. And if running isn’t      where even playtimes with friends must                                                  BRUNCH:Sat.-Sun 10am-2pm
nia ranch homes and half-century-old        your thing (maybe you haven’t done it          be scheduled in advance. With a new
Eichlers. And the neighborhood was in-      since you were forced to run the mile in       energy, the advisory board of the City of
strumental in pressuring the City Council   ninth grade P.E.) joining the many walk-       Palo Alto facility is looking at spinning off
to crack down on monster homes. What’s      ers who frequent the Dish can be just as       into a non-profit organization so it can
not to like?                                enjoyable. Page Mill Rd. at Junipero Serra     more readily receive donations toward a
                                                                                                                                                                                      806 Emerson St,
                                            Boulevard, Stanford.                           major expansion and renovation, a “pub-
                                                                                           lic-private partnership” venture. But the
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                                                                                                                                                   Best of Palo Alto 2006

                                                                                                                                                                                             Pretty much everything west of El
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                                                                                                                                                                                             Best Place to Walk the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dog
                                 Best Solo Dining ...                                                                                                                                        While a park may do it for your average
                                                                                                                                                                                             dog owner, those with the most tireless
                                                                                                                                                                                             canines (and the truest grit) need a little
                                                          - HOURS -                                                                                                                          more space — like a wildlife reserve.
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Baylands is the perfect place for
                                                        • Mon - Th: 7AM - 11PM                                                                                                               that dog that just won’t stop jumping up
                                                                                                                                                                                             on your guests, barking at joggers and
                                                             • Fri: 7AM - 12AM                                                                                                               yanking on the choke chain. The park of-
                                                                                                                                                                                             fers limitless land to explore. Give your
                                                            • Sat: 8AM - 12AM                                                                                                                pooch an hour there, and he’ll be spent
                                                                                                                                                                                             — just make sure he doesn’t fall into a
                                                             • Sun: 8AM - 5PM                                                                                                                slough. For the less frantic dogs, runner-
                                                                                                                                                                                             up Mitchell Park will suffice. At the east
                                                                                                                                                                                             end of Embarcadero Road.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Best Teen Thing To Do
                                                                                                                                                                                             With the instantly classic “Snakes On A
                                                                                                                                                                                             Plane” currently taking the multiplex by
                                                                                                                                                                                             storm, how could any other teen activity
                                                                                                                                                                                             possibly compete without landing some-
                                                                                                                                                                                             body in jail? Fortunately, the options for
                                                                                                                                                                                             Going to Movies are a bit more varied
                                                                                                                                                                                             with such venues as the Stanford The-
                                                                                                                                                                                             atre, Aquarius and CineArts available.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Still, nothing gets the juices flowing bet-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ter than a scary snake movie. Second
                                                                                                                                                                                             place? Hanging out downtown, natch.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Best W-Fi Hot Spot
                                                                                                                                                                                             It’s a surreal scene. Couples sit face-
                                                                                                                                               World Cup team, Stanford University           to-face, sipping Venezuelan coffee,
                                                                                                   Continued from previous page
                                                                                                                                               Campus attracts people from all walks         but they’re not making eye contact.
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                                                                   BES
                                                                               TO                  ticipate in activities and check out the                                                  notebook computers just about equals
                                                                       20        F                                                             puses in the country and is sure to awe
                                                                               06                  latest exhibits in a fun environment,                                                     the humans. Everyone is sending mes-
                                                                                                                                               out-of-town friends. Start the visit on an    sages, booking vacations or researching
                                                                                                   with new games and recent playhouse         impressive high note with a cruise down       their latest paper, all courtesy of the
                                                                                                   renovations. “Everything is so bright and   the iconic Palm Drive, the mile-long,         city’s hottest public Wi-Fi hot spot. It
                                                                                                   interesting! It’s nice to have somewhere    palm-tree lined entrance that also con-       still seems surreal. Hmmmm . . . maybe
                                                                                                   to go to do activities besides the park,”   nects the campus to Palo Alto. The drive      it was that Mayan hot chocolate? Even
                                                                                                   a parent of a 3-year-old said of recent     leads up to the Oval, a favorite spot         though it’s not free wireless, Starbucks’
                                                                                                   upgrades. 1451 Middlefield Rd., (650)       for volleyball matches and picnics, and       Wi-Fi took second. 538 Ramona St., Palo
                                                                                                   329-2111.                                   Memorial Church, where about 7,500            Alto; (650) 322-6872.
                                                                                                                                               couples have exchanged vows since
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                                                                                                   From the world’s great intellectuals to     Auguste Rodin sculptures outside the                                BEST OF
                                                                                                   art enthusiasts to the 1994 Brazilian       Musée Rodin in Paris.                                                   2006




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                                                                                                     Al Kirkland, Menlo Park — Hobee’s Gift Certifitcate $25
                                                                                                     Patrick Moran, Palo Alto — Hobee’s gift certificate $25
                  BEST OF                                                                            Evelyn Goodrich, Palo Alto — Hobee’s gift certificate $25
                       2006                                                                          Lori Heathon, Palo Alto — Theatreworks tickets
                                                                                                     Anna Naimark, Palo Alto — Theatreworks tickets
                                                                                                     Eric Martin — Theatreworks tickets
                                                                                                     Rachel Zeldin, Los Altos — Theatreworks tickets
                                                                                                     Rebecca Mankey, Palo Alto —Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10
                                                                                                     Wayne Chan — Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10
                                                                                                     Larry Garlick, Palo Alto — Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10
                                                                                                     Marcus Cole, Palo Alto — Pizz’a Chicago coupon $10
                                                                                                     Melissa Powers, Palo Alto — Michaela’s gift certificate, $50
                                                                                                     Nelle Molitor, Palo Alto — Nola’s gift certificate
                                                                                                     Laurie Campbell, Palo Alto — Lunch for two Palo Alto Creamery
                                                                                                     Jessica Matsumori, Palo Alto — Lunch for two Palo Alto Creamery
                  Thank you Palo Alto Weekly                                                         Cindy Newton, Menlo Park — Six Flags passes for two
                                                                                                     Kelly Starnes, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two
                    readers for voting us the                                                        Greg Crider, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two
                                                                                                     Micheal Korbholz, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two
                     Best Indian Restaurant                                                          Elio Hernandez, Palo Alto — Six Flags passes for two
                                                                                                     Dale Riddle, Mtn. View — Six Flags passes for two
                                                                                                     Rachel Zeldin, Los Altos — Entrée and beverage at CPK
                                                                                                     Wayne Smith, Palo Alto — Entrée and beverage at CPK
                Largest Indian Buffet in                                                             Ian Spiro, Mountain View — Entrée and beverage at CPK
                                                                                                     Diane Bailey, Redwood City — Entrée and beverage at CPK
                 Downtown Palo Alto                                                                  Tara Fawcett, Palo Alto — Palo Alto Bicycle gift bag
                                                                                                     Philip Fialer, Palo Alto — Music@Menlo CD
             Take-out & Catering Available                                                           James Vongampai, Sunnyvale — Music@Menlo CD
                                                                                                     Judy Sweeney, Mountain View — Music@Menlo CD
           129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto                                                                Faith Hastings, Palo Alto — Music@Menlo CD

     650-321-6688 • www.darbarcuisine.com                                                            All winners were drawn at random from ballot entries in this year’s online readers poll at www.PaloAltoOnline.com.
                                          open 7 days

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Some of this year’s winners sent representatives to our photo shoot outside the Stanford Theatre (l-r, back
row): Sabena Puri of Junnoon, Bruce Cancilla of Whole Foods, Kelly Nelson of Four Seasons, Mark Thomas
of Macy’s, Gary Schoen of Rick’s Ice Cream, Edward Fike of Hobee’s, (front row) Catherine De Los Santos
of Darshana Yoga, Klara Turner of Los Salonez, Israel Zehavi of Diamonds of Palo Alto, Farah Aalami of
Charleston Cleaners, Georgie Gleim of Gleim the Jeweler, Juan Vargas of Hobee’s and Richard Wylie of REI.
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                                                                             Best of Palo Alto 2006

                                                                         ANNOUNCING
                                             T H E T W E N T Y- F I R S T A N N U A L
                                                   PA L O A LT O W E E K LY

           JUDGES:                                                                                                          PRIZES
           ADULT/YOUNG ADULT                                                                                                FOR ADULTS:
           Tom Parker, Award winning novelist and                                                                             $500 Cash - FIRST PLACE
           short story writer, UC Extension and                                                                               $300 Cash - SECOND PLACE
           Foothill College Instructor and former                                                                             $200 Cash - THIRD PLACE
           Stanford Instructor
                                                                                                                            FOR YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN/TEEN:
           Ellen Sussman, Writer, writing teacher
                                                                                                                               $100 Gift Certificate - FIRST PLACE
           at UC Berkeley Extension & private
                                                                                                                               $75 Gift Certificate - SECOND PLACE
           classes, Author of “On A Night Like This”
                                                                                                                               $50 Gift Certificate - THIRD PLACE
           Warner Books, 2004
                                                                                                                            Certificates are from co-sponsoring
           Mike Nagler, Writing Instructor at Cañada
                                                                                                                            area bookstores:
           College, Short Story Anthologist
                                                                                                                               Kepler’s (*ages 15-17)
           CHILDREN/TEEN                                                                                                       Bell’s Books (*ages 12-14)
           Katy Obringer, Former supervisor of                                                                                 Linden Tree (*ages 9-11)
           Palo Alto Children’s Library                                                                                        *age as of entry deadline
           Caryn Huberman Yacowitz, Playwright
           and Children’s book author                               ENTRY DEADLINE:
           Nancy Etchemendy, Children and Adult’s                      All Writers:
           book author
                                                             September 29, 2006 • 5:30 p.m.

                                All first place winners and their stories in each category will be published in the Palo Alto Weekly in December 2006.
                                                         All winning stories will be published online at www.PaloAltoOnline.com

                                                                              CONTEST RULES
                   1. The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school full-time in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton,
                      Stanford, Portola Valley, Woodside, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and East Palo Alto.
                   2. Limit of one entry per person.
                   3. Stories must be typed, double-spaced. Maximum 2,500 words. Longer stories will be disqualified.
                   4. $15 entry fee, along with hard copy, for all ADULT stories. Make checks payable to “Palo Alto Weekly.”
                      No entry fee for YOUNG WRITERS under 18.
                   5. Entries may not have been previously published.
                   6. Signed entry form must accompany story. Author’s name should NOT appear anywhere on pages of story.
                   7. All winners are required to email their story to the Palo Alto Weekly in a Microsoft Word Document as an
                      attachment.
                                                   Mail manuscripts to: Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest,
                                          P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302 or deliver to 703 High Street, Palo Alto
                                                      Questions: email Rachel Palmer at rpalmer@paweekly.com



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                    Age ❑ Adult         ❑ 9-11       ❑ 12-14        ❑ 15-17                     This story is my original work and I received no assistance with
               Name:______________________________________________                              it. My story is 2,500 words or less. I understand that the
                                                                                                Palo Alto Weekly reserves first publishing and online rights to
               Email: ______________________________________________                            winning entries. Judges decisions are final. Palo Alto Weekly
                                                                                                employees and their relatives and freelancers are not eligible
               Address: ____________________________________________
                                                                                                to enter. Stories cannot be returned.
               City: _________________________ Zip Code: ____________
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             For Your Mind & Body...
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                                                                                                                                           A B WEST                                      Kitchen, Bath, Fireplace, Patio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maintenance & clean-ups, new lawns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Landscaping & tree cutting/trimming
                                                                                                                                           CONSTRUCTION                               All Tile, Marble, Slate, Stone Work.        Ramon 510-494-1691/650-576-6242
                                                                                                                                             • Remodels • Repairs                            References * Guarantee                       Excellent References!
                                             703 Architecture/                               This space kept                              • Tile • Carpentry • Decks
                                                                                                                                                                                         (650)996-9885 Lic # 491398
604 Adult Care
Offered                                      Design                                             clean by                                  • Elec/Plumbing • Painting                         Classic Tile Company                              Leo Garcia
                                             Design/Permits                                                                                      Call E. Marchetti                     Tile & grout repairs. Tile instalation,         Landscape/Maintenance
                                             One Stop Place for Your Remodeling                                                                  for Free Estimate                    repair, and grouting. Free estimates.         Lawn & Irrig. install, retain. walls.
       LinaLettie Homecare
                                             Design needs. Complete Plans incl.                                                                                                             Bonded, license #378868                    Res & Co maint., tree trim &
     We Specialize in Homecare                                                                                                               Excellent Local References
                                             Structural Engineering & Energy                                                                                                         (650)969-3914. Leave message Over              removal. Clean-ups, grdn lighting,
      Companionship, Errands,
                                             Compliance (T-24). ADW (650)969-4980                                                        (650) 347-8359 Lic.#623885                             40 yrs experience.                 cust. arbors Install: fences, decks,
 Housekeeping, etc. 650-967-1462 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    flagstone, paver. Free Est. Lic.#.
 408-903-6538, 24/7. Lic. # 624420                                                                                                            Fax(650)344-6518
                                             704 Audio/Visual                                                                                                                       J & J Tiles                                          823699 (650)369-1477
                                                                                                                                                                                    We do it all. Kitchen & bathroom tiles.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Lic. #422136. Lorenzo, 650/290-3445
                                                           AV Pros
620 Domestic Help                              Custom home theater/satellite                                                             DOMICILE CONSTRUCTION                                 Link Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M. Sanchez Landscaping
                                                      sales/installation.                                                                                                           Kitchens, bathroom floors, installs of all
Offered                                          Speakers/voice/data. Flat
                                                                                                                                          GENERAL CONTRACTOR                        types of stone. Superb craftsmanship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Concrete, patios, driveways, flagstone,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lacking pavers,new lawns, planting, irri-
                                                  screen HDTV installation.                                                                    NEW Construction                      Complete remodels, difficult and sim-
Caretaker                                                                                                                                       ROOM Additions                                                                   gation, garden lighting, clean-ups. .New
                                                Antenna Installation. Security                                                                                                       ple. John, 650/400-3665; 408/530-
seeks cabin, cottage, apt. in WDSD.                                                                                                       KITCHEN & BATH Remodeling                                                                       installation & repairs,
                                               cameras, inwall wiring. Insured.                                                                                                                 9756, ext.1. Lic.
Animal and garden care. 20 years exp.                                                                                                        Cal. Lic. #627843 • Bonded • Insured                                                    Lic.#860920. (650)444-7072,
                                                       650 965-8498                                                                                                                      877352B/C33/C36/C10 W/C
Craig, 650/851-7468                                                                                Let us keep                                   650-366-8335                                                                                   342-1392
                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonded/Insured

    Professional Housekeeping,
                                                                                                your space clean!                                                                   748 Gardening/
                                                                                                                                                    Drafting Service                                                                         MAINTENANCE
 Stone & Marble Sealing. 15 yrs. exp.        707 Cable/Satellite
             Dependable.                                                                      (650) 961-8288                             Residential design, drafting, plans for
                                                                                                                                        addition, remodeling, new construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Landscaping                                      Clean Ups. Trimming. Pruning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stump removal. Rototilling. Aerating.
        Organized. Ref’s avail.                           Otto Detected
         Call (650)773-4432                   Satelite Dish: Equip. Sales. & installa-      www.merrymaids.com                                     Tel:650-691 9787                            Becky’s Landscape                   Tree Service. Landscaping. Drip &
                                                                                                                                                                                       Weekly, Biweekly & Periodic Maint.          Sprinkler. Roger H: (650)326-7721
                                                 tions for DTV or Dish Network,                                                                                                       Annual Rose, Fruit Tree Pruning, Yard                   Cell: 776-3255
                                               upgrades, restore, move, or realign                                                                                                      Clean-ups, Demolition, Excavation,
624 Financial                                your dish. Plasma installation & hook-up
                                              home theater, HDTV, antenna. Internet             Olga’s Housecleaning:
                                                                                                                                             HANDYMAN                                Irrigation, Sod, Planting, Raised Beds,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ponds, Fountains, Patios, Decks.
****$500-$75,000++
FREE CASH GRANTS! **2006!** Never
                                               Service for Comcast or SBC. Phone
                                               Wiring Service also available. SBCA
                                                                                                  Business, apt, homes.
                                                                                            Weekly/monthly Low Rates. Own
                                                                                                                                              & MORE                                              (650)493-7060
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pacific Landscaping
Repay! Personal/Medical Bills, School,          Certified w/ exp. in the field. Otto        Equip. Local Refs. Experienced &                Small repairs to a complete              Ceja’s Home & Garden Landscape                Reliable professional, yard mainte-
New Business/Home etc., Live                              (650)771-3700                                   Friendly.                      remodeling job. Painting. Concrete           Stump Removal, Sprinkler Systems,            nance & landscaping.. In business
Operators! Avoid deadlines! Listings, Call                                                      Insured. I Love My Job!                    and Driveways. Custom Finish                  Sod, Tree trimming. Cleanups.               over 20 years. 654-4400 Lic.
1-800-270-1213 Ext. 232 (AAN CAN)            710 Carpentry                                         Cell (650)380-1406
                                                                                                                                           Carpentry. Plumbing and More.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                             Free Est. 15 yrs exp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #736877
                                             Cabinetry-Individual Design                                                                        800-730-7650 or                          (650)814-1577 or 630-0881
Behind on Taxes?                             Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling
American Tax Relief Can Help!                Mantels,    Bookcases,    Workplaces                                                                650-367-7141
Owe the government money? Settle for         Wall      Units,    Window     Seats                                                         handymanandmore-1@sbcglobal.net              Cleo Service & Garden Clean                        RAY’S LANDSCAPING
less and save today. Call for free con-      Ned Hollis 650-856-9475                           Orkopina                                                                                              Ups                           Sprinkler sys. Lawns. Maintenance.
sultation. Call 1-800-950-8691 (AAN
CAN)                                         Daniel O’Keeffe Carpentry                       Housecleaning                                                                            Hauling, Sprinklers, Bricks Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                        Maint, New Lawns Trimming,Â
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All types of stone work. Retaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        walls. Fences. Since 1980.
                                             Kitchens, tiling, decks, remodeling. For a    “The BEST Service for You”                                                                                                              Lic.#749922. (650)969-4276 or
                                                                                                                                                                                     Pruning, Concrete Reasonable Rates.
                                             finish that has the Midas Touch, call                                                                                                                                                            cell 793-3939
                                                                                                       Service since 1985                         J.O’D Construction                      Free Est. 650-366-5874 *
645 Office/Home                              415/760-7375
                                                                                           • Meticulous, Quality Work                                 Specializing in                           650-218-2755
Business Services                                                                                                                            “Kitchen and Bath Remodels”
                                             715 Cleaning                                  • Laundry/Ironing/Windows/Blinds                    Family owned and operated                                                                     ROGER AVINA
                                             Services                                      • Wax/Wall Washing/Construction Clean-Up                   Lic #558926                    Garden Rain Irrigation and Design                 General Gardening Service
  Gen’l Office Wiz: 650.856-0700                                                                                                                  Tel. #650-583-4919                  Drip Irrigation Expertise, Low Water        Tree Svc - Landscaping - Maintenance
                                                         2 person team.                    • Senior/Expecting Mother/Newborn Disc.            jodconstruction@yahoo.com               Garden Design & Renovation, New              Sprinkler Systems - Free Estimates
                                              We do the same service as everyone
                                             else. But the difference is, We Love to       • Last minute calls (650) 962-1536                                                          Installations, Conversions, Timer                 Roger (650)771-6656
650 Pet Care/                                                                                                                                                                              Programming, Containers
                                              do it!! Steam spot cleanig avail. Lic.#      Insured & Bonded               Lic. 020624                                                    Free Est. 650-224-2661 Doug                          Cherish Your Garden
Grooming/Training                                  28276. Call (650)369-7570
                                                www.FlorLauHousecleaning.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shubha Landscape Design
                                                                                              Priscilla’s Cleaning Service              722 Decks                                        Gardening by J. Sandoval
                                                                                                                                                                                       Manitenance - Clean ups - Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Phone:   650. 321.1600
                                                       A Sister’s Cleaners                 Houses, apart. & more. 15 yrs. exp.                                                                                                      Landscape Contractor Lic#852075
      All Animals Happy House                Residential & Commercial. Occasional &       Free Est. English Spkng. Priscilla 650-                                                     Rates Free Est. - Elect. blowers for
                                                                                                                                         AF Wood Preserving                               PA. Jose or Dina Sandoval                  • Affordable Landscape Design
     Pet Sitting Services by Susan                  Party Services. Organizing                 556-0533 / 650-208-5330                                                                                                               • Installation • Fine Gardening
        Licensed, insured, refs.                 Closets/Garages. Move in/out.                                                                                                               (650)566-8136 or
            650-323-4000                           Monthly /Weekly /Bi-Weekly
                                                                                                                                           Exterior wood preservation.                         (650)464-0991
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Consult on Existing Garden
                                                                                                                                           Make old look new & lasts.                                                               www.ShubhaLandscapeDesign.com
                                               Flex. svcs to meet your needs. Lic.             Ramos Cleaning Services
                                               #29272. For a FREE estimate call                                                             Many references. Free estimates.
                                                                                                   Houses * Apartments                        Great for Owners & Rentors                                                         SUPER YARD WORK
                                                          (650)299-1369                    Free Est. * Reasonable Prices * 10                                                        GENERAL GARDENING
                                                                                                                                               Lic #711787 Bonded & Insured                                                      Tree Service * Lawn Repair * New Fence
                                              Come On—Get Clean, Get Happy!                 yrs Weekly * Bi-Weekly * Monthly                                                          MAINTENANCE                                * Sod or Seed * General Cleanup
 Dog Training Classes                               Fabulous couple will clean                  Lic.10929 (650)678-4792                        650-567-9663                                Clean up • Pruning • Removal          Painting * Concrete * Hauling
 Holbrook Palmer Park, Ath. Puppy,           your house just the way you like it. Call                                                                                                Sprinkler System Repair • Free Estimates   Free Estimates Tim (650)322-7065
 Beginner, Rally, Canine Good Citizen,                      Maria at                                                                                                                  Good References • New Lawn Installation
 Adv. Starts Monday, Sept. 18                     (650)326-3174 or 520-0316                                                             728 Drywall/Plaster
 Exp.,      qualified     instructors.
                                                                                                                                                                                              JOSE MARTINEZ                                  Total Landscape
                                                     Day by Day Cleaning                          Rosa’s Housecleaning                  El Paso Drywall
 Private      Lessons        Available                                                         18 yrs exp., excel. local refs.                                                       lic. # 50337  (650) 271-4448                      Irrigation - Lawn - Concrete
                                                  Great References * Low Rate                                                           Water damage, acoustic removal &                                                          Driveways - Flagstone - Bricks Pavers
 Call 650/851-5500 box 4.                                                                       Own car, English Speaking,
                                                     Many Years Experience                                                              spray, hanging texture paint. Tile, stuc-                                                        - Fences - Decks Garden
                                                (650)771-3400 * (408)727-1308             Friendly, Reliable. Rosa (650)743-3059        co, roofing, remodels & demolition.
                                                                                                                                                                                      GENERAL MAINTENANCE                                       Maintenance
                                                                                                                                        (408)506-0694                                                                                         (650)630-3949
                                             Expert Housecleaning                             Rosario’s House Cleaning
                                             20 Years Exp. $17 Per Hour.                   Exp’d w/ excel. refs. Res./Co. Free                                                           Clean-ups • Trimming                                CA Lic.# 755857
                                                                                                                                               Small Drywall Repairs
                    Steve Miles              Free    Estimate.    650/325-5184               Estimates: (650)367-1852 or                Texture Matching, Plaster/Crack Repair        Tree stump removal • Repairs
                                                                                                    (650)703-3026                            & Patching, Small Jobs Only.
                     ONE DAY                             Housecleaning                                                                             (650)248-4205
                                                                                                                                                                                          Power Wash Service
                   DOG TRAINING                       19 years experience.                                                                                                                Phone: (650) 465-5438
                     (that’s right!)                  Excellent references                Silvias Housecleaning


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Renovate!
                    Service guaranteed         Service for your home or business.                         Rates from $58 & up
                                                                                                                                        730 Electrical
                   www.onedaydog.com                   Call (650)464-6715
                                                      J&B House Cleaning
                                                                                                8th
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                                                                                           visit FR ients
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                                                                                                                 Lic. Ins. Bonded                    Alex Electric
                                                                                                                                                Lic #784136. Free Est.
                                                                                                                                                                                              GREEN THUMB
                                                                                                                                                                                                      FOR HIRE
                   1-800-906-2846                                                           1st            Construction Clean Up
                                              Detail oriented & reliable. Satisfaction             only                                               All electrical
                                               Guaranteed. Window washing. FREE                                       & Windows                  Alex, (650)366-6924
                                                                                                                                                                                           Garden design,installation,
657 Online/Websites
                                                    estimates. (650)704-8540                      (650) 921-5673                                                                          maintenance & concrete work
                                                                                                                                        Residential/Commercial & Industrial
                                             Jose’s Janitorial Service
                                             Professional House Cleaning, Offices *           The Best Detailed Cleaning
                                                                                                                                        Electrician (650)248-8359
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Call (650 ) 328-1155
 Discount Shopping Directory                 Window Washing * Commercial                   Res./Com. Move in/out. Last minute!
 Discount Internet Shopping Directory        Residential * Husband & Wife                 Laundry/windows 15% OFF 1st visit!
                                                                                                                                               STEWART ELECTRIC
                                                                                                                                                                                               s Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Look in the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hector’
 Complete line of products at signifi-       References (650)322-0294                        Refs. Free Est. 650-776-6691/
                                                                                                                                                 Residential Electric
 cant discounts.                                                                                     510-938-4878
                                             Maria Navarro Cleaning Service                                                                     & Lighting Services.                      & Landscape
 *Text Books * Books * Appliances *          Office & House Cleaners Floors,                                                                       Lic #745186                       New Sprinklers         New Lawns
 Clothing * Jewelry * Homeware *                                                                Victoria’s Housecleaning
 Safes * Surveillance * Plasma Tv *
 Laptops * Computer Systems * Tools
                                             Windows, etc. 15 Yrs. Exp. Good Refs.
                                             Call for Free Estimates. 650/853-3058                  Residential Cleaning
                                                                                                   15 years experience
                                                                                                                                          (408)745-7115 or (408)368-6622             All Wood Fences
                                                                                                                                                                                     General Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dump Truck Hauling
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Clean Ups             Home Services
                                             or 650/796-0935                                                                                                                                                 Free Estimates
 * Pet Supply * Art * Art Supply *                                                        Excellent References * Free Estimates
 Crafts * Dorm Necessities* And More               Maria’s Housecleaning                    (650)322-2918 * (650)630-4945                                                                                   (650) 283-9498
 * Thousands of Bargains. Please go           Complete Cleaning. 9 yrs experience.                                                      737 Fences & Gates
 to:
 Electronics on a Budget and More
                                             Houses/Apts. Windows Great refs. Free
                                                Estimates & Reasonable Rates.               Yanet’s House Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                    Japanese Gardener
                                                                                                                                                                                    Maintenance   *    Garden    works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    section in the
 www.electronicsonabudget.com                      Lic#32563 Call any time                       15 years experience                        Fences - Decks - Retaining              Clean ups * Pruning (650)327-6283,
 Discount Internet Shopping Directory                   (650)722-1043                                                                     Wall Patio Outdoor Construction. 15       evenings
                                                                                            Reasonable Rates - Guaranteed Work              yrs Exper. Reasonable prices.
                                               Marias Housecleaning Services                                                                                                               Jose Gardening Service.
 Thank you.                                         Residential & Commercial
                                              Personal svc. Ironing. Mon-Sat. 10 yrs
                                                                                              Move in or Move out - $15/hour
                                                                                                      Free Estimates
                                                                                                                                                      Lic#786158
                                                                                                                                           Al (650)853-0824, cell 650-269-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Natural Pruning. Improving Soil
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fertilization & Aerating Lawns. Install &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Palo Alto Weekly
                                              exp. Good refs & Free est. $15/hour          Cell (650) 630-3279 (650) 906-7712                            7113                        Repair Sprinklers. (650)364-9743 or
                                              Maria (650)328-6952; cell 465-5806                                                                                                                    670-4094

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751 General                                          Maldonado’s Construction
                                                    General Construction, Plumbing,
                                                                                          767 Movers                                         NEAT RELIABLE                           795 Tree Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      More Than An
Contracting                                              Electrical and More.
                                                                                                                                               PAINTING                              J. RODRIGUEZ TREE SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Address... A Lifestyle
         Alka Construction
 Remodeling, Additions, Bathrooms,
Kitchen, Tile & Marble Work, Electrical
                                                     Lic#807817 (510)282-7023
                                                                                           SHMOOVER                                          BLAKEMORE PAINTING, INC
                                                                                                                                                                                     *Professional       tree     removal
                                                                                                                                                                                     *Trimming & Shaping our specialty
                                                                                                                                              QUALITY PREPARATION
   & Plumbing, Concrete Driveways,
Patios. Lic. #638994. Tel. 704-4224                                                       MOOVERS                                                & FINISH WORK
                                                                                                                                              • Interior/Exterior
                                                                                                                                                                                     Contractors       Lic.     #824065
                                                                                                                                                                                     Insured & Bonded (650)299-9987
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Oak Creek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Luxury Apts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          starting from $1815
                                                                                            LICENSE CALIF. T-118304                          Licensed & Insured #392875
     BONANZA BAY                                                                                                                                                                            OZZIE’S TREE SERVICE:
  GENERAL CONTRACTOR                              Insured                                     Serving the Peninsula                               FREE ESTIMATE                        Certified arborist, 22 yrs exp. Tree
                                                                                                                                                                                       trimming, removals & stump grind-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ● Spacious studios, 1 & 2 BRS
                                                  Lic #807495                                                                                                                                                                      ● 27 Beautifully landscaped acres
        • Landscaping                             Jobs of all sizes and types.                 since 1975. Insured.                                  325-8039                           ing. Free chips & wood. Free est.            along San Francisquito Creek
                                                  650-969-9111 or 408-399-9111                                                                                                          Lic’d. & insured. (650)368-8065,
                                                                                            Careful, friendly, fast, still                                                                                                         ● High speed internet access
   • Foundations • Pavers                                                                                                                         Wallpapering by Trish                        cell: (650)704-5588
                                               759 Hauling                                       owner-operated!                                  24 years of experience                                                           ● State of the art Health Club
  • Drywall • Remodeling                                                                                                                              Free Estimates                                                               ● Walking distance to Stanford
     • Brick • Driveways
  Phone: (650) 465-5438
                                                     Alamo Hauling                        327-5493                                                      949-1820
                                                                                                                                                 www.tracyboyko.com
                                                                                                                                              Faux Finishing 415/ 516-1480           Palo Alto Tree Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Shopping Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ● 5 Pools and 3 Tennis Courts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ● Cardio, Aqua Aerobic & Yoga
         C.A. Lic #808949                              Concrete • Dirt Removal                                                                                                       Commercial & Residential tree removal
                                                    • Basement • Bobcat Services                                                                                                     Certified & Insured 17 yrs exp.               ● 10 minutes from Downtown Palo Alto
                                                                                          768 Moving                                    775 Paving/Asphalt/                             Free estimate. Lic. #819244                ● Fully furn. & accessorized units
                                                          • Yard-Construction
        Lombera’s Garden
                                                        • Furniture-Appliances
                                                                                          Assistance                                    Concrete                                     (650)380-2297 or (650)380-5897                ● All newly remodeled interiors
     Maintenance - New Lawns
 Water Systems - Hauling - Clean-Ups                                                       Armando’s Moving Labor Service
   20 yrs. exp. Great References                      FREE ESTIMATES                      Homes, Apts, Storages. House cleaning          Mr. Low Price                               799 Windows                                    Open daily 9 to 5:30
                                                                                             services available. Sm/lrg moves.                                                                                                      1600 Sand Hill Road, P. A.
          (650)321-8312
        Sky City Construction                       Cell: (650) 222-1923                      Serving the Bay Area for 19yrs.
                                                                                           Armando, (650)630-0424 Lic#14733
                                                                                                                                         MB BRO’S                                         Clearview Window Cleaning                 650 321-1701
                                                                                                                                         CONCRETE                                          Reliable * Hi-Quality Service            www.oakcreekapts.com
     Foundation & concrete work.                   Office: (650) 573-5411                                                                                                                  20 years exp. Res./Comml.                Prices subject to change/
       Great Rates! Fall Special!
     Lic/Ins/Bonded 15+ yrs exp.                                                          771 Painting/                                  Driveway Sidewalk                                Free Estimates * Good Prices
                                                                                                                                                                                         408/366-1128; 650/960-1084
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    select units only

       Free Est. (650)207-8654                                                            Wallpaper                                      Brickwork Paver Stonework

  T&S CONSTRUCTION
                                                 ATLAS HAULING
                                                 ATLAS HAULING                                                                           Flagstone Expose Concrete
                                                                                                                                         Wood Fence • Sprinkler Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                              Window Cleaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RWC: 2BR/2BA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eat-in-kit. Newly remod. N/S/P. $1500.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Residential Speciality
  New constructions, patios & walkways,             Commercial & Residential                          ALPHA PAINTING                              Call for Free Estimate-                   Bruce 650/924-7247
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lg. balcony. 650-364-4997
      landscaping, driveway, fencing,                Reasonable & Reliable                                Interior/Exterior                        Lic/Bonded/Insured
   concrete, retaining wall, paving, flag-
  stone, roofing & more. Free Estimates.            • Free Estimates                                         Lic. #62207                        (650) 679-1660                                                                            RWC: 3BR/2BA +office
            Lic/Bonded/Ins.
    Davis (650)269-3346
                                                   • Furniture • Trash
                                                   • Appliances
                                                   • Wood • Yard Waste
                                                                                                            GREAT REFS
                                                                                                        (650) 366-8370
                                                                                                                                             Roe General Engineering
                                                                                                                                                    Maintenance
                                                                                                                                              Asphalt * Paving * Sealing
                                                                                                                                                                                            Real                                   2 frplc’s, huge back yard, immediate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    occupancy. $2450 incl. gardener.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (650)596-1840

                                                   • Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                            Estate
                                                                                                                                             New Construction & Repairs
757 Handyman/                                      • Rental Clean-Up • Debris                                                           30 years experience. No job too small.
Repairs                                                                                             AMERICA WEST                            Lic. #663703 (650)814-5572
                                                        7 DAYS A WEEK!
    A European Craftsmanship
                                                                                                    PAINTING, INC.
                                                                                                                                        779 Organizing                                                                                        GREAT LOCATION!
 For All Your Repair Needs. Kitchen &              (408) 888-0445                                   (650)363-7501
                                                                                                  awpi@sbcglobal.net                                                                 801 Apartments/                                   BEAUTIFUL 1 BR/1 BA $1695 AND UP
  Bath, Plumbing Finish Carpentry &
More. 10% off 1st time cust. Licensed.             No Job Too Big Or Small!                           Lic. & Ins.                       Services                                                                                        AIR CONDITIONING, W/D, D/W
                                                                                                                                                                                     Condos/Studios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               IN UNIT, GUNN HS
            (650)270-7726                                                                                                                 End the Clutter & Get Organized
                                                                                                                                                Residential organizing
                                                 We can haul trash, debris & all home                                                            by Debra Robinson                   Belmont, 2 BR/2 BA - $1990/month                     NEAR STANFORD/PAGE MILL
  Able Handyman Fred                             recycleables for compost.                    Art Painting & Decorating
                                                                                                                                                   (650)941-5073                                                                              (650) 320-8500
 Complete home repairs,                                                                                                                                                              EPA: 1BR/1BA
 maintenance, remod., prof.
                                                 Construction materials                         Com. & Res. Certified                             Home Organizer
                                                                                                                                                                                     Large unit w/walk-in closets, all appli-
                                                 donated to local charities.                      Exterior * Interior                     Small drawers to a complete home.
 painting, carpentry, plumbing,                                                                                                           Prepare for the holidays or Special        ances, carpets, drapes, balcony, free        Woodside, Studio - $1500
                                                                                                  Taping & Texturing
 elect. & custom design                          Feel good about recycling your trash.               Exp’d * Refs                           events. Cendy (650)465-7690              cable. West of 101, Tradewinds Apts.,
                                                                                                                                                                                     1609 Woodland Ave. From $795 mo.             Woodside, Studio BR/1 BA - $1,200.00
 cabinets. 7 days.                               (650)776-9208 or (408)829-9357                     Free Estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                     Avail. now. Gerry, 650/325-7419.
 650.529.1662 • 483.4227                                                                   (650)771-3400 * (408)727-1308                783 Plumbing
                                                        Frank’s Hauling
   Affordable Handyman Services                   Commercial, Residential, Garage,                                                                                                   LA: 3BR/2BA Condo                            803 Duplex
                                               Basement & Yard. Clean-up. Fair prices.                                                        Source 1 Plumbing & Water              Walk to town. 3 decks, DR. $1950 mo.
Landscape and Maintenance, Clean-ups,
                                                         (650)361-8773                                                                                Systems, Inc.                  Agent, 408/773-0717. www.wakprop-            MP: 2BR/1BA
Tree Care, Concrete Works, Any Demo,
  Window Install, Exterior Painting Call
            (650)365-2716
                                                         J&G Hauling Service                   BILL WARD                                     Chloramine, Hardness, Iron, Sulfur
                                                                                                                                              Removal; Well Services-Drilling,
                                                                                                                                                                                     mgmt.com                                     Darling unit, hardwood flrs., frplc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $1800 mo. 89 Amherst. Agent,

     Al Trujillo Handyman Service
 Int./Ext. Painting, Kit./BA Improv., Dry
                                                   Misc junk, office and appliances,
                                               garage/storage, etc. and clean-ups. Old
                                                 furniture, refrigerators and freezers.
                                                                                             PAINTING
                                                                                             Family Owned Since 1959
                                                                                                                                                 Pumps, Water Treatment.
                                                                                                                                               Lic #828454 (650)366-8844             Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $950/month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  650/401-3688

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Redwood City, 4 BR/3 BA - $775000
   Rot, Flooring Install, Homes & Apt.             Free Estimates (650)368-8810                      Free Estimates                                                                  Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $1335 per
  Repairs, Auto Sprinkler, Landscapes,                                                                                                       Very Reasonable Plumbing
       Fences. 20yrs. Lic. #58556
              (650)207-1306
                                                                                                     851-3209                            Drains Cleaned, Repairs & Installation.     Mountain View, 1BR/1BA - $1295/mont          805 Homes for Rent
                                                                                               Lic #264803 • Insured                    20 years exp. Very fast & efficient serv-
                                                                                                                                               ice. Call Jimmy, 968-7187             Mountain View, 1BR/1BA - $1350/MONT                Ath: West, 5BR/4.5BA
   HANDYMAN
    European Craftmanship
                                                                                                 Christine’s Wallpapering
                                                                                                                                        787 Pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pool, patio, out door kitchen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $6900/mo. Short term rental, 6
                                                                                                      Interior Painting                                                              Mountain View,      2    BR/1     BA     -   months, month-month after. Please call
        Residential Commercial                                                                 Removal/Prep * Since 1982                                                             $1735/mont
           FREE ESTIMATE                                                                      Lic. #757074 * 650-593-1703
                                                                                                                                        Washing                                                                                              (650)346-4727
     (650) 570-5274                                                                                                                                                                  Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - 1795/mont         Atherton: 3+BR/3BA
                                                                                                                                              CAPPS Pressure Washing
   cell: (650) 465-9163                                                                                                                                                                                                           3500 sf. Pool, guesthouse, best
      Handy “Ed” Man
     Larry’s Handyman Service
                                                                                                            D&M
                                                                                                           PAINTING
                                                                                                                                          Deck Refinishing/Sanding * Patios
                                                                                                                                              * Moss/Algae * Flagstone *
                                                                                                                                                       Driveways
                                                                                                                                          * Free Demonstrations & Estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                         MV-PA Vicinity: Studio & 1BR
                                                                                                                                                                                       Two locations. Flex rent. Prof. resi-
                                                                                                                                                                                        dence. Unique features. Studios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  schools. $7000 mo., incl. utils, garden-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  er. 650/851-2444
    Various repairs & installations.                                                                                                                                                  $900-1100 & 1BR’s $1100-1350 Call
                                                                                                                                                  Call 888- 8-CAPPS-8
    Bathroom & Kitchen plumbing.                                                                       Interior & Exterior                   www.cappspressurewash.com               650/969-1190 or MMhousing@aol.com
Electrical, door & window screens, gut-        Lowest Price Hauling Service                       Great Refs & Low Rates
 ters, blinds, lock sets & much more.          Gardening and Tree Service. Concrete,
Quality work (650)856-0831 Palo Alto           Demo, Fences. Peter, 650/518-0567           Lic. 52643 (650) 575-2022                                                                 MV: 1BR/1BA
                                                                                                                                                                                     $925 mo. Located in downtown MV.
                                                                                                                                         Carlson Pressure Washing                    Pool, laundry, covered parking. Please        WILBUR PROPERTIES
                                                                                                     FARIAS PAINTING                     •   Moss and Mildew Removal                 call 650-279-7208 for more information.         Property Management
                                                                                               Interior/Exterior. Avail. 24/7.           •   Plant Conscious                                                                                  and
                                                                                                 25 Yrs. h.(650)814-1910                 •   No Chemicals       Free estimates       MV: 3BR & 2BR                                     Real Estate Sales
                                                                                                      c.(650)248-6911                        Incredible    10 years experience       Townhouse-type. Carpets, drapes, pvt.
                                                                                                                                         •
                                                                                                                                                                                     patio, laundry facil. Attractive 14 unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Residential
                                                                                                                                             Results      (650) 322-5030             complex near park and transp. Easy St.                      Commercial
                Family Owned Since 1978                                                                                                  “Service Beyond Expectations”               $1950 mo. Also 2BR/1BA w/sun deck,
                                                                                                 Gary Rossi PAINTING                                                                 $1450. 650/964-1207                                Over 75 Years of Service
    New Homes • Custom Room                                                                Licensed (#559953) and Bonded.
                                                                                              Free Estimates. Wall Paper                789 Plaster/Stucco                                                                          Call or email for free consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                     MV: 3BR/1BA
      Additions • Remodeling                                                                           Removal.                         Stucco repair, cracks, & patchin             1 car gar. Avail. now. $2100 mo., incl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a@rwilbur.com
                                                                                               Residential & Commercial                 Foundation vents replaced & patched.                                                                 (650) 847-4347
     Quality & Customer Care                                                                 Winner Rates!!! 650-345-4245               Interior plaster repair. Texture matching.
                                                                                                                                                                                     gardener, water/garb. $2000 security
                                                                                                                                                                                     dep. N/P. 650/964-6408 ask for Mary.          www.cbcwilburproperties.com
       Financing Available • Design Build                                                                                               35      years.     Small      jobs   only.
                                                                                          Glen Hodges Painting                          650.248.4205
                                                                                          Accent      on     Quality             Work                                                               PA: 1BR                       East Palo Alto, 3 BR/1 BA - $1950/mon
               Licensed & Bonded                                                          Lic. #351738. 650/322-8325                                                                 Elegant 1BR in dramatic 1930s building
          Call for your FREE estimate!                                                                                                  790 Roofing                                   downtown. Superior amenities. $2000         East Palo Alto, 3 BR/1 BA
                                                                                                H.D.A. Painting & Drywall                                                                     mo. 650/326-4650                    Fireplace, hardwood floors, gas stove,
            We take pride in our work!                                                      Exterior/Interior Painting. Complete         Al Peterson Roofing                                                                      kitchen skylight, W/D on laundry porch,
                                                                                                      Drywall Service.                                 since 1946                                                                 garage. Large lot, trees, garden space.
                                                                                                                                                                                     PA: 1BR/1BA
                                                                                          Residential/Commercial. 12 years exp.                           specializing in                                                         Yard service included, or rent discount.
                                                                                                                                                                                     $1,450 mo. Upstairs/End unit with
    Cell: (650) 281-4021 Phone: (650) 312-1546                                            Lic. #37770 Good Refs. Call any time,
                                                                                                                                                          • repairs • reroofing      patio. Pool, laundry, covered parking.       Cats welcome. Lease: $1950/mon
                                                                                                       (650)207-7703
  Fax: ;(650) 312-8671 Email: rlhokamp@aol.com                                                                                                            • roof/gutter
                                                                                                                                                            cleaning, repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                     For more info call 650-796-7096.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  East Palo Alto, 4 BR/2.5 BA - $
                                                                                                Italian Painter is Back!
      1175 Chess Dr., Unit A, Foster City, CA                                                       20 years experience                                     and maintenance                   PA: 1BR/1BA condo                   2800/mo
                                                                                                   Can work immediately!                                                              Bright. FP, patio, pool. N/S/P $1250.
                                      Lic. No. 353602                                         Call Domenico (650)575-9032                             493-9177                                    (650)965-2930.                  East Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $3600/m0
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                                                                                           Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $849,000               Homes starting mid-$300k. New master
Los Altos, 3 BR/3 BA - $4700                           PA: 2 Rooms                                                                                                                    HOUSESITTING AVAILABLE-$35/DAY          WANTED! House or Condo!
                                                                                                                                         planned ocean front community on beau-
Los Altos, 4BR/3.5BA - $650/month                $750-$1000. (650)328-6444                                                               tiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi,
Menlo Park, 3BR/2BA - $3300/mo              Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $650 + uti                                                            TX.      www.CinnamonShore.com           ,
                                                                                                                                         1-866-554-5758. (Cal-SCAN)
MP: 3BR/2BA & 3BR/1BA                       Palo Alto, 1BR/1BA - $800/month
1300 block Sevier Ave. 3BR/2BA +                                                                                                         Western Mew Mexico
bonus room, $2500 mo. 3BR/1BA,              Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $750/MONTH                                                            Private 62 acre Ranch $129,990.
$1800 mo. Each home has detached            Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $1000                                                                 Mountain views, trees, rolling hills, pas-
gar. Call Zedo Milton, 916/455-5991 or                                                                                                   tureland, borders BLM. 1930’s stone
916/879-4914                                Portola Valley: Room                                                                         homestead and barn ruins. Horseback
MV: 3BR/2BA                                 in exchange for housekeeper/cook                                                             riding, hiking, hunting. Perfect ranch,
Pets OK. Close to downtown. Refrig.         Mon., Wed., Thurs., 4-6pm. Ideal for stu-                                                    electricity. 100% financing. NALC
Avail. 9/1. $2595 mo. 650/968-2647          dent, F pref. Own car, refs.                   Palo Alto, 5+ BR/3 BA                         1-866-365-4122. (Cal-SCAN)
                                            650/854-1503                                   Near new 5 bd, 3 bath/appt.
                                                                                           $2150000.        8158157/5668038              850 Acreage/Lots/
                                            Sunnyvale, 3 BR/2 BA - $575/month
                                                                                                                                         Storage
        No phone                            810 Cottages for
                                                                                                                                         40 to 400 Acres.
     number in the ad?                      Rent                                                                                         Arizona. $5000 per acre. Awesome                      Mind       Health        Massage
                                            Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA                                                                        views. Abundant ground water. Mature
         GO TO                              Spacious, quiet 1-bdrm guesthouse. LR                                                        trees. Electric available. Borders state
                                                                                                                                         land. Financing available. 1-928-772-
                                            w/ galley kitchen, lge bath, office. Biking
  fogster.com                               distance to Stanford and downtown MP.
                                            Hdwd floors. Avail. immediately. Utilities
                                                                                                                                         4781. www.AllThingsJolly.com (Cal-
                                                                                                                                         SCAN)
                                            incl. NS/NP. $1400
          for contact                       MP: 1BR
                                                                                                                                         A Dream Find -
                                                                                                                                         20 Acres - Reduced $89,900. Near
                                                                                           Palo Alto, 5+ BR/4+ BA
          information                       Spacious 1BR house nr Stanford. 660
                                            Live Oak Ave. $1500 mo. + dep. N/S/P.
                                                                                           New 9 bdrms 6.5 baths/appt.
                                                                                                                                         Tehachapi. Fresh mountain air and pic-
                                                                                                                                         ture perfect views. Streams and oaks.
                                                                                           $3398888;        8158157/5668038              Ideal for horses, country getaway, or to
                                            650/465-5485
                                                                                                                                         buy and hold. Financing. Call owner 1-
PA: 2BR/2BA                                 Palo Alto, Studio - $900/mo                                                                  888-821-5253. (Cal-SCAN)
                                                                                           Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $948K
Beautifully newly remod. home on
College Terrace cul-de-sac. Stroll to       Palo Alto, Studio - $1100/Mont                                                               Architect Specialized-Fine      Home     -
Stanford Univ., parks, library, shops,      Palo Alto/los Altos Hills, Studio - $1000                                                    archidrama
restaurants. Detached 2-car gar w/lots
of storage. Eat-in kitchen, W/D, sep. DR,   Woodside, 1 BR/1 BA - $0                                                                     Arizona - New to Market -
lg LR w/frplc., hardwood. Well-main-                                                                                                     36 AC - $49,900. Perfect for private
tained yard. Avail. 12/06. $2900 mo.        Woodside, Studio - $1500                                                                     retreat. Endless views, beautiful setting
Call 415/314-0105                           Woodside/la Honda, 1BR/1BA                                                                   w/fresh mountain air. Abundant wildlife.
                                                                                                                                         Secluded with good access. Financing
PA: 3BR/2.5BA                                                                                                                            available. Call AZLR 1-877-301-5263.
Old PA. Elegant, sunny, new kitchen,        815 Rentals Wanted                                                                           (Cal-SCAN)                                          Fitness Body                                           Music
new BA, new paint. Dbl. gar., lg yard.      1 BR Cottage Wanted - 1300+
N/S/P. $5500 mo. 650/814-3051                                                                                                            DreamHomeDesign
            PA: 4BR/3BA                     EXPERIENCED ESTATE CARETAKER - In
                                            Exchang                                         Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA                      Fish Lake Valley, NV.
    Nr. Stanford. Clean, $4500/mo                                                           $750000 Brand new 3/2/2                      New to Market. 7ac $27,900; 11ac
         (650)328-3160 to see
Palo Alto, 3 BR/1.5 BA - $2600
Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $3800/mo.
                                             Female Stanford Horticulturist
                                             College graduate, 11 yrs exp in horti-
                                                                                            Hi   Ceiling
                                                                                            650 224 1000
                                                                                                            Hdwd    Granite              Trout Stream $49,900 (Abuts BLM).
                                                                                                                                         Eastern slope of White Mtns, Within
                                                                                                                                         looming presence of Nevada’s highest
                                                                                                                                         peak and range. Snow covered year
                                                                                                                                                                                           Focus
Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $4500/mont            culture: Seeking room, studio, cabin          Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $799,000            round. Providing cool, clean water that
Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $7500/mon
Palo Alto, 5+ BR/3BA - $6000/mo
                                             or cottage in exchange for gardening,
                                             tree care, house sitting &/or pet care.

                                               Resume, Bio & refs issued upon
                                                                                           San Carlos, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $985,000
                                                                                           San Carlos, 3 BR/2.5 BA - $985000
                                                                                                                                         feeds the Rainbow Trout Creek which
                                                                                                                                         borders the entire back boundary. One
                                                                                                                                         of a kind! Inspiring, must see! Call
                                                                                                                                                                                           your
            RWC: 3BR/2BA                                                                   San Carlos, 4 BR/3 BA - $1489000              1-888-581-5263. (Cal-SCAN
                                             request. ms_redwd@yahoo.com
 FR, frplc, very clean, good floor plan,
also for 3 singles. Others have loved it.
Quiet neighborhood. Sprinkling system,                                                             www.Homes2Buy.com
                                                                                                                                         Home Design-archidrama
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gardener, large back yard, high fences.     Garage Space Wanted                              The site with ALL homes for sale in         First Time Offer. Abandoned Farming /
No Yard Work. AEK, new linolium, W/D,       1+ car space. PA-SV area. Pvt. party.           the Multiple Listing data system cov-        Mining Settlement less than 2hrs
   Completely carpeted, 1 y/o. Patio        650/793-0308                                    ering San Francisco, the Peninsula &         Albuquerque. 20 acres - $17,900. Old
  w/new deck, 2 large storage sheds,                                                            surrounding Coastal Regions.             Farming & Mining Community. Incredible
wired for computers & good TV. Quick        HOUSE WANTED! 3-year lease with                                                              setting, including frequently running
 access to 280. WDSD Rd. Shopping.
   15 min. to Stanford & MP. No Pets
                                            Let Me Assist You - In Exchang
                                                                                           Your Home Sold Guaranteed, 4 BR/2 BA
                                                                                                                                         river, spring, views and diverse topogra-
                                                                                                                                         phy. Excellent financing. Call NML&R,                        For information on
$2400/mo. + $2000 dep. 1 yr. lease.         Long-Term Rental Wanted                                                                      Inc.     1-888-370-5263        or    visit
                                                                                           - $1,499,000
           Call (650)854-6744                                                                                                            www.SantaRitaRanches.net (Cal-SCAN)
                                            Rental exchange - $000
                                            Studio/Cottage/Guest          House        -   830 Commercial/                               PRIVATE LOT - TRUCKEE
                                                                                                                                         PRIVATE LOT, W/PLANS FOR 3 BDRM
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your Mind & Body
                                            $1100.00                                       Income Property
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                                            Young couple looking for home -
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 The Palo Alto                              for Sale
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                                                                                                                                         Monument. Be surrounded by thousands
                                                                                           PA: Downtown
                                                                                           Prime Suites of 315-2581 sf. On
                                                                                           University Avenue/High St. near
                                                                                                                                         of acres of federal recreation land. Enjoy
                                                                                                                                         360 degree views and 300 + days per                         650.326.8210 x216
 Marketplace
                                                                                                                                         year of sunshine. 20 mins to downtown
                                                                                           Stanford and train. Dramatic atriums,         Grand Junction, 90 mins or less to
                                                                                           extensive windows, high ceilings, quality
                                                                                           finishes. Call 650-776-5390 or view pho-
                                                                                           tos/floor plans at www.paoffices.com
                                                                                                                                         world-class skiing. Fly fishing, hiking
                                                                                                                                         camping and hunting nearby. Excellent
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                                                                                                                                         Where Prohibited. (Cal-SCAN)

     INTERNET                               Atherton, 4 BR/2 BA
                                                                                           Rentals/Time Shares
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                                                                                           2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach, ocean
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                                            6270
                                                                                           view. Cable TV, VCR, CD, tennis, W/D.         Services
   at URL address:                          Belmont, 2 BR/2 BA - $575,000
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The following individual(s) is (are) doing                                                          pointed trustee. The sale will be made,       of California, Santa Clara County, lo-      son) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALI-               Clerk, by (Secretario, por):
                                                  dividual.
business as, All About’s Construction & Con-           Registrant has not yet begun to transact     but without covenant or warranty, ex-         cated at 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA,    FORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA
tructing, 5712 Arapaho Dr., San Jose, CA          business under the fictitious business name(s)    pressed or implied, regarding title, pos-     95113.                                      CLARA, 170 PARK CENTER PLA-                L. MARTINEZ Deputy (Asistente)
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     San Jose, CA 95123                           25, 2006.
     ROBERT BENSON                                                                                  est and late charges thereon, as provid-      written objections with the court before
                                                  (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006)
     3293 South Court                                                                               ed in the note(s), advances, under the        the hearing. Your appearance may be in
     Palo Alto, CA 94306                                                                            terms of the Deed of Trust, interest          person or by your attorney.                                        NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
     This business is being conducted by a gen-
eral partnership.
                                                                  TEKTRO USA
                                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
                                                                                                    thereon, fees, charges and expenses of              IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a                                          of the Palo Alto
                                                                                                    the Trustee for the total amount (at the      contingent creditor of the deceased, you
     Registrant has not yet begun to transact                  NAME STATEMENT                       time of the initial publication of the        must file your claim with the court and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Planning & Transportation
business under the fictitious business name(s)                    File No. 482028
listed herein.                                    The following individual(s) is (are) doing        Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to       mail a copy to the personal representa-                                     Commission
     This statement was filed with the County     business as, Tektro USA, 938 Clark Ave. #54,      be set forth below. The amount may be         tive appointed by the court within four
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au-       Mountain View, CA 94040:                          greater on the day of sale. BENEFI-           months from the date of first issuance       Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission
gust 8, 2006.                                          BALANCE INTERNATIONAL                        CIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS                   of letters as provided in Probate Code
(PAW August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2006)             MARKETING, INC.                                                                                                                         shall conduct a regular meeting at 7:00 PM, Wednesday,
                                                                                                    THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE.                    section 9100. The time for filing claims
                                                       California                                   Trustor(s): SIAOSI EKE, A SINGLE              will not expire before four months from
                                                                                                                                                                                               September 13, 2006 in the Civic Center, Council Chambers,
            BMJ CONSTRUCTION                           This business is being conducted by a cor-
                                                                                                    MAN AND MAIKA OLIE, A SINGLE                  the hearing date noticed above.              1st Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Any
            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                   poration.
                                                       Registrant has not yet begun to transact     MAN, AS JOINT TENANTS Record-                      YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept           interested persons may appear and be heard on these items.
             NAME STATEMENT
                File No. 481299                   business under the fictitious business name(s)    ed: 9/7/2005 as Instrument No. 2005-          by the court. If you are a person inter-
The following individual(s) is (are) doing        listed herein.                                    155033 in book -, page - of Official Re-      ested in the estate, you may file with       All correspondence relating to any of the agenda items below or
business as, BMJ Construction, 3513 Olsen              This statement was filed with the County
                                                  Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au-
                                                                                                    cords in the office of the Recorder of        the court a Request for Special Notice       non-agenda items, which were not received by the 2:00 PM
Dr., San Jose, CA 95117:
     BERNARDO MADUENO JR.                         gust 14, 2006.
                                                                                                    SANTA CLARA County, California;               (form DE-154) of the filing of an in-        deadline for inclusion into Commission packets on the Friday
                                                  (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006)        Date of Sale: 9/12/2006 at 11:00:00           ventory and appraisal of estate assets or    preceding the meeting date, need to be received before 5:00 PM
     3513 Olsen Dr.
                                                                                                    AM Place of Sale: AT THE NORTH                of any petition or account as provided
     San Jose, CA 95117
                                                             THIRD EYE CONSULTING                   MARKET STREET ENTRANCE TO                     in Probate Code section 1250. A Re-          on the date of the meeting for distribution to staff and
     This business is being conducted by an in-
dividual.                                                      FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                  THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 190                    quest for Special Notice form is availa-     Commission members.
     Registrant has not yet begun to transact                   NAME STATEMENT                      NORTH MARKET STREET, SAN                      ble from the court clerk.
business under the fictitious business name(s)                     File No. 482025                  JOSE, CALIFORNIA Amount of un-                Attorney for Petitioner:                     Interested persons may appear and be heard. Staff reports for
                                                  The following individual(s) is (are) doing
listed herein.
     This statement was filed with the County     business as, Third Eye Consulting, 1200 Har-      paid balance and other charges:               /s/ John P. Breckenridge, Esq.               agendized items are available via the City’s main website at
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July      riet St., Palo Alto, CA 94301:                    $737,766.04 The purported property            2901 Moorpark Ave., #175,                    www.cityofpaloalto.org under Agendas/Minutes/Reports and
28, 2006.                                              ROOPA MANGALMURTI MCNEALIS                   address is: 1111 SAGE ST E PALO               San Jose, CA 95128                           also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after
                                                       1200 Harriet St.                             ALTO, CA 94303 Assessors Parcel No.           408-243-3242
(PAW August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2006)
                                                       Palo Alto, CA 94301                                                                                                                     2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will
                                                                                                    063-401-350-2 The undersigned Trust-          (PAW August 25, 30, September 1,
               ENGRAVE TECH                            This business is being conducted by an in-   ee disclaims any liability for any incor-     2006)                                        be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be
           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                    dividual.
                                                                                                    rectness of the property address or oth-                                                   closed on the 9/80 Friday.
            NAME STATEMENT                             Registrant has not yet begun to transact
                File No. 481942                   business under the fictitious business name(s)    er common designation, if any, shown
The following individual(s) is (are) doing        listed herein.                                    herein. If no street address or other             SUMMONS (Family Law)                     NEW BUSINESS
business as, Engrave Tech, 13250 Franklin              This statement was filed with the County     common designation is shown, direc-                 (Citacion Judicial)
Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040:                    Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au-       tions to the location of the property
                                                  gust 14, 2006.                                                                                       Case Number: 105FL130371                Public Hearings:
    YOI CHO FOK                                                                                     may be obtained by sending a written
    13250 Franklin Ave.                           (PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006)                                                               (Numero del Caso)
                                                                                                    request to the beneficiary within 10
    Mountain View, CA 94040
                                                                   WOMBMATES                        days of the date of first publication of      NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Aviso al
    This business is being conducted by an in-
                                                              FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                   this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is un-                                                 1.           705 & 711 Cowper Street [06PLN-00102]*:
dividual.                                                                                                                                         respondedor): JOHN PATRICK aka                            Request by Steve Pierce on behalf of John
    Registrant began transacting business un-                   NAME STATEMENT                      able to convey title for any reason, the      SEAN KING
der the fictitious business name(s) listed                         File No. 481057                  successful bidder's sole and exclusive        YOU ARE BEING SUED (Lo estan                              Woodworth to subdivide two formerly merged parcels
herein on July 14, 1997.                          The following individual(s) is (are) doing        remedy shall be the return of monies          demandando). Petitioner’s name is                         at 705 & 711 Cowper Street. The project consists of
                                                  business as Wombmates, 21230 Homestead
    This statement was filed with the County
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on Au-       Rd. #14, Cupertino, CA 95014:                     paid to the Trustee, and the successful       (Nombre del solicitante): ANISA P.                        subdividing a single 16,507 square foot parcel back to
gust 11, 2006.                                         DIANE MULLIGAN                               bidder shall have no further recourse.        KING                                                      the two original parcels, one at 7,503 square feet and
(PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006)             21230 Homestead Rd. #14                      Date: 8/23/2006 Quality Loan Service                                                                    one at 9,004 square feet. Exceptions to lot design
                                                       Cupertino. CA 95014                          Corp. 319 Elm Street, 2nd Floor San
                                                       DONNA PARSONS
                                                                                                                                                     You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS af-                          would be required to allow a lot area of 7,500 square
                   MACH 1                                                                           Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For
           FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                         21230 Homestead Rd. #14                      NON SALE information only Sale
                                                                                                                                                  ter this Summons & Petition are served                    feet at 705 Cowper Street where 8,500 square feet
            NAME STATEMENT                             Cupertino. CA 95014                                                                        on you to file a Response (form FL-120                    would normally be the minimum lot area, and site
                                                                                                    Line: 714-259-7850 or Login to:               or Fl-123) at the court and have a copy
                File No. 481063                        THOMAS STAFFORD
                                                       834 Douglas St.                              www.fnasap.com Reinstatement Line:            served on the petitioner. A letter or a                   widths of 50-feet for 705 Cowper Street and 60-feet
The following individual(s) is (are) doing
business as, Mach 1, 2290 Walsh Ave., Santa            Redwood City, CA 94063                       (619) 645-7711 ext 400 Erik Donzella,         phone call will not protect you.                          for 711 Cowper Street, where a 75-foot lot width
Clara, CA 95050:                                       This business is being conducted by a        If you have previously been discharged           If you do not file your Response on                    would normally be required. Environmental
    MACH 1 ENTERPRISES INC.                       general partnership.
                                                       Registrant began transacting business
                                                                                                    through bankruptcy, you may have              time, the court may make orders af-                       Assessment: An Initial Study has been completed and
    California
    This business is being conducted by a cor-    under the fictitious business name or names
                                                                                                    been released of personal liability for       fecting your marriage or domestic part-                   a Negative Declaration has been prepared in
                                                  listed here on May 1996.                          this loan in which case this letter is in-    nership, your property and custody of                     accordance with California Environmental Quality Act
poration.
                                                                                                    tended to exercise the note holder's
    Registrant began transacting business un-          This statement was filed with the County
                                                  Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July      rights against the real property only.
                                                                                                                                                  you children. You may be ordered to                       (CEQA) requirements. Zoning District: RM-30.
der the fictitious business name(s) listed                                                                                                        pay support and attorney fees and costs.
herein on 7-29-2006.                              24, 2006.                                         THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE                   If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the
    This statement was filed with the County      (PAW August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006)                  PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A                       clerk for a fee waver form.
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July                                                        DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING                    If you want legal advice, contact a       2.           1525 Arastradero Road [06PLN-00045]*:
24, 2006.
(PAW August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2006)                  997 Other Legals                                  TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF                   lawyer immediately. You can get infor-                    Request by the City of Palo Alto for a Comprehensive
                                                  ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE
                                                                                                    OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF                    mation about finding lawyers at the                       Plan Amendment and Rezoning of a 13.27-acre parcel
          PALO ALTO HEALTHCARE                                 OF NAME                              THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION                     California Courts Online Self-Help                        located within the Arastradero Open Space Preserve
            INTERNATIONAL, INC.                    SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF                   OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO                    Center       (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/self-                  from Open Space/Controlled Development to Publicly
            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                              CALIFORNIA                             THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR
              NAME STATEMENT                       FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA                    WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR-
                                                                                                                                                  help), at the California Legal Services                   Owned Conservation Land and from an Open Space
                                                                                                                                                  Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org),                     zone designation to a Public Facility zone designation.
                File No. 481087                             No. 106CV069426                         POSE. As required by law, you are             or by contacting your local county bar
The following individual(s) is (are) doing           TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:                     hereby notified that a negative credit        association.                                              Environmental Assessment: An Initial Study has been
business as, Palo Alto Healthcare Internation-
al, Inc., 3790 El Camino Real, Suite 349, Palo
                                                  Petitioner WEI and YEE-PING CHING                 report reflecting on your credit record                                                                 completed and a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration
Alto, CA 94306:
                                                  filed a petition with this court for a de-        may be submitted to a credit report               Tiene 30 dias corridos despues de                     has been prepared in accordance with California
     PALO ALTO HEALTHCARE                         cree changing names as follows:                   agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of                                                              Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. Zone
                                                                                                                                                  haber recibido la entrega legal de esta
                                                  PATRICK SEAN CHING to ERIC
     INTERNATIONAL, INC.
     CA                                           PATRICK CHING.
                                                                                                    your credit obligations. ASAP# 785785         Citacion y Peticion pare presentar una                    District: OS.
                                                                                                    08/23/2006, 08/30/2006, 09/06/2006            Respuesta (formulario FL-120 o FL-
     This business is being conducted by a cor-      THE COURT ORDERS that all per-
poration.                                                                                                                                         123) ante la corte y efectuar la entraga
                                                  sons interested in this matter shall ap-
     Registrant began transacting business un-                                                             NOTICE OF PETITION TO                  legal de una copia al solicitante. Una            *Quasi-Judicial Items Subject to Council’s Disclosure Policy
                                                  pear before this court at the hearing in-
der the fictitious business name(s) listed                                                                 ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:                  carta o llamada telefonica no basta para
herein on 4-29-1996.                              dicated below to show cause, if any,
                                                                                                             BERTHA L. ANDREWS                    protegerlo.
     This statement was filed with the County     why the petition for change of name
                                                                                                                 1-06-PR-159888                      Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo,     APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None.
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July      should not be granted.
24, 2006.                                                                                               To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,   la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten
                                                    NOTICE OF HEARING: October 10,                                                                                                             NEXT MEETING: Regular Meeting of September 27, 2006.
(PAW August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 2006)                                                          contingent creditors and persons who          su matrimonio o pareja de echo, sus bi-
                                                  2006, 8:45 a.m., Dept. 15, Superior
                                                                                                    may otherwise be interested in the will       enes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte
                                                  Court of California, County of Santa
         PRESIDENT BARBER SHOP
                                                  Clara, 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA
                                                                                                    or estate, or both, of BERTHA L. AN-          tambien le puede ordernar que pague          Questions. If interested parties have any questions regarding the
            FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
              NAME STATEMENT                      95113.
                                                                                                    DREWS.                                        manutencion, y honorarios y costos le-       above applications, please contact the Planning Division at (650)
                                                                                                         A PETITION FOR PROBATE has               gales, Sino puede pagar la cuota de pre-     329-2441. The files relating to these items are available for in-
                 File No. 481301                     A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW
                                                                                                    been filed by: BRUCE L. ANDREWS               sentacion pida al secretario un formu-
The following individual(s) is (are) doing        CAUSE shall be published at least once
                                                                                                    and PHYLLIS R. ANDREWS in the                 lario de exencion de cuotas.                 spection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
business as, President Barber Shop, 490 Uni-
versity Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301:
                                                  each week for four successive weeks
                                                                                                    Superior Court of California, County of          Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal,     Audio tapes are available at 329-2440 and video tapes of meet-
     CARLOS RUIZ
                                                  prior to the date set for hearing on the
                                                                                                    SANTA CLARA.                                  pongase en contacto de inmediato con         ings are available with the City Clerk’s at 329-2571. This public
     1454 Husted Ave.                             petition in the following newspaper of                                                                                                       meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26.
                                                                                                          THE PETITION FOR PROBATE                un abogado. Puede obtener informacion
     San Jose, CA 95125                           general circulation, printed in this
                                                                                                    requests that BRUCE L. ANDREWS                para encontrar a un abogado en el Cen-
     RICHARD REYES                                county: PALO ALTO WEEKLY.
     2605 Glenview Drive                                                                            and PHYLLIS R. ANDREWS be ap-                 tro de Ayuda de las Cortes de Califor-
                                                  Date: August 16, 2006
     Hollister, CA 95023                          /s/ Eugene M. Hyman
                                                                                                    pointed as personal representative to         nia (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio        ADA. Persons with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or serv-
     This business is being conducted by a gen-                                                     administer the estate of the decedent.        Web de los Servicios Legales de Cali-        ices in using City facilities, services, or programs or who would
                                                  JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
eral partnership.                                                                                        THE PETITION requests the dece-          fonia (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o
     Registrant has not yet begun to transact     (PAW August 23, 30, September6, 13,
                                                                                                    dent’s will and codicils, if any, be ad-      poiendose en contacto con el colegio de      like information on the City’s compliance with the Americans with
business under the fictitious business name(s)    2006)
                                                                                                    mitted to probate. The will and any co-       abogados de su condado.                      Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, may contact (650) 329-2550
listed herein.
                                                                                                    dicils are available for examination in                                                    (voice) or (650) 328-1199 (TDD). Sign language interpreters will
     This statement was filed with the County
Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on July      NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS #                     the file kept by the court.                       NOTICE: The restraining orders on        be provided upon request with 72 hours in advance notice.
28, 2006.                                         CA-06-59246-DD Loan # 0014503940                      THE PETITION requests authority           page 2 are effective against both spous-
(PAW August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 2006)        YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A                        to administer the estate under the Inde-      es or domestic partners until the peti-
                                                  DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/22/2005.                    pendent Administration of Estates Act.        tion is dismissed, a judgment is entered,
            SCRAPART.COM                          UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO                         (This authority will allow the personal       or the court makes further orders. There
         FICTITIOUS BUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                                         ***
                                                  PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT                         representative to take many actions           orders are enforceable anywhere in Cal-
          NAME STATEMENT                          MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC
             File No. 481145                                                                        without obtaining court approval. Be-         ifornia by any enforcement officer who                         Steve Emslie, Planning Director
The following individual(s) is (are) doing        SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLAN-                      fore taking certain very important ac-        has received or seen a copy of them.

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