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Upfront Local news, information and analysis
Arts commissioner mired in controversy — again
Official complains that Gerald Brett takes matters in own hands
by Bill D’Agostino eign artists visiting the city. But fol- versy and said he will probably not outrè public art collection, enlisted a sent to the city.
his month, Korean artist Kang lowing a behind-the-scenes flap in- reapply for the commission when his Korean company, Samsung, to spon- City officials say that exchange
T Hong Seok is visiting Palo
Alto to create public artwork
involving bright silkworms and torn
volving the artist’s payment, Public
Art Commission Chair Gerald Brett
said he would cease shepherding
term expires next year.
The complex tale leading to the
latest bitter words began last year
sor the artist and pay the needed
But controversy arose in April
“They are very firm that they were
not consulted on this and they would
pages of Korean phone books. similar future projects involving when the commission approved when a Samsung representative have not authorized it,” Assistant
It had been hoped Kang’s trip, German and Taiwanese artists. Kang’s project with the requirement asked Brett where the first $5,000 City Manager Emily Harrison said.
which will culminate on July 1 with “I’m not going to allow this to that outside funding be found for it. check should be sent. Brett insists However, Brett sent an email to the
the artwork’s unveiling in City Hall, happen again and it’s a shame,” said Brett, the celebrated mover and he asked city staff for advice, and Weekly dated April 15 where arts
would be the first in a series of for- Brett, who is no stranger to contro- shaker behind much of the city’s staff responded saying it should be (continued on page 7)
Vision a victim of economy,
by Jocelyn Dong
he city of Palo Alto isn’t going
T to have Stanford University’s
partnership in building a
snazzy new performing arts center;
the school has apparently decided to
go it alone.
Last week, Stanford President
John Hennessy told the Faculty Sen-
ate the university will launch a new
multidisciplinary arts initiative,
which includes plans for a state-of-
the-art performance space.
But, as reported in the Stanford
Report newspaper, Hennessy said
the challenges of making the center
a joint venture with Palo Alto “prob-
ably exceed the benefits.”
A shared facility was initially dis-
Norbert von der Groeben
cussed in 1999, when Gary Fazzino
was mayor. The city and university
funded a study to assess the poten-
Randy Adams, managing director
of TheatreWorks, took part in the
survey group. He recalled this week
that when the study concluded, three
Lightheaded facilities were proposed: two on the
Greg Rebollo with Stanford Facilities Operations repairs a street light on Serra near the fire station on Thursday. There are 1,100 street lights on the Stanford campus and one across El
Stanford University campus. Camino Real from the Stanford
Shopping Center — within Palo
Alto borders, but on Stanford land.
Potential scheduling conflicts led
SCHOOLS buy and install lights on Gunn’s Hal to the decision to split the facilities.
Daner Track and Sports Field in time But the study now appears to have
for this fall’s season. They have al- been the final act of the joint plan-
Night lights for Gunn students? ready raised about $80,000, mostly
from a few major donors and some
“We have not been contacted (by
small contributions. It would cost an Stanford) about a decision to move
Parents try to raise money to bring stadium lighting to football and track field estimated $250,000 to install the forward. There has been no discus-
by Alexandria Rocha lights blazing down, there was only kids, parents and alumni enjoyed lights. sion since late 2000. They haven’t
ast fall, Cindy Ziebelman one thing that could have made the it,” she said. “Once people at Gunn saw how come to me and said they were mov-
L watched her teenage son play
football under the new stadium
lights at Palo Alto High School’s
night sweeter — if it was a home
game. Ziebelman’s son and his team-
mates go to Gunn High School.
The group of parents, also mem-
bers of Gunn’s sports boosters, were
inspired to take on a hefty project of
beneficial the lights could be at the
school community, there were some
donors who said, ‘Yes, this is some-
ing forward (alone),” said Palo Alto
City Manager Frank Benest.
Although the idea had been ap-
Hod Ray Field. “We just saw for ourselves what their own. Their plan is to raise thing we’d like to do,’” said Mandy proached with enthusiasm, there was
With the crowd cheering and the a great event it was; how much the $170,000 in the next six weeks to (continued on page 5) (continued on page 5)
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Bill D’Agostino, Alexandria Rocha, Staff Writers lies and seniors entering our nature salaries bequeathed by City Manag-
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preserves at a proposed $5 an auto er Frank Benest to more than 1,000
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Tyler Hanley, Assistant to the Editor Egg. given another gratuity — worth
& Online Editor
Sue Dremann, Staff Writer, Special Sections
Mary Carlstead about $700,000 — for Benest.
Jeanne Aufmuth, Dale Benson, Lynn Walter Hays Drive, Palo Alto The gift was conferred with a 5-3
Comeskey, Tim Goode, Jim Shelby, vote, with Council members Judy
Jill Slater, Susan Tavernetti, Robert Taylor,
1970 w. el camino, MV Contributors Allergies and the enemy Kleinberg, Hilary Freeman and
Daniel Grujic, Carol Palinkas, Editorial Interns Now that the Palo Alto City Council LaDoris Cordell voting on the side of
DESIGN has decided to ban gas-powered leaf reason.
Carol Hubenthal, Design Director
blowers perhaps they will move on to Two important things about this
Judith Alderman, Assistant Design Director
Diane Haas, Lynda Lumish, Sue Peck, Senior the real problems of tree- and vegeta- gift were not emphasized. First, the
Designers; tion-based air pollution. $900,000 tax-free loan that was ex-
Dana James, Scott Peterson, Designers
Many of the trees and plants on our tended for an extra 12 years is
Sarah McAleer, Design Intern
PRODUCTION streets planted over the past hundred worth, at 5.5 percent per annum,
Jennifer Lindberg, Production Manager years are major contributors to pollen about $50,000 per year. Focusing
Dorothy Hassett, Joan Sloss, Sales & Production and other irritants in our unique Cali- on the question of whether or not to
fornia near-desert weather. Our spring pay Benest’s $10,000 in taxes each
Michael Howard, Advertising Manager and summer winds move pollen and year was an act of misdirection, fa-
Cathy Norfleet, Display Advertising Sales Assistant dust around in huge bursts of allergy- miliar to all conjurers: “Look, we’re
Michelle Bayer, Jasbir Gill, Colette Jensen, inducing irritants and scatter seeds only proposing giving him $10,000
Display Advertising Sales each year.”
Kathryn Brottem, Real Estate Advertising Sales from the liquid ambers to trip up the
Joan Merritt, Real Estate Advertising Asst. unwary. The gift is really $60,000 per year
Linda Franks, Classified Advertising Manager Allergies are not something one for 12 years. Do the math. It sets a
Justin Davisson, Ana Gonzalez,
Evie Marquez, Irene Schwartz, Classified
has; one acquires them from continu- precedent of largesse for the next
Advertising Sales ing exposure to the irritants. city manager to embellish.
Blanca Yoc, Classified Administrative Assistant Which do you suppose contributes Second, perks are given to attract
ONLINE SERVICES more to allergies: our gas-powered and retain valued employees. In this
Lisa Van Dusen, Director of Palo Alto Online
Shannon White, Assistant to Webmaster
leaf blowers, which require us to go in case, the $60,000-per-year gift
BUSINESS the house for a few minutes and shut helps Benest retire early.
Iryna Buynytska, Business Manager the doors and windows, or our 20- to Thanks to the five generous
Miriam Quehl, Manager of Payroll & Benefits 40-mph winds kicking around pollen spenders on the council, we Palo
Claire McGibeny, AR Supervisor
Paula Mulugeta, Senior Accountant
from our large numbers of sycamores Alto taxpayers will be taking care of
Sivanthy Siva, Business Associate and similar allergy-inducing trees for Benest’s housing expenses for the
Tina Karabats, Cathy Stringari, Doris Taylor, hours on end? next 12 years, regardless of
Business Associates To paraphrase a famous Walt Kelly whether he’s doing anything for us.
Amy Renalds, Assistant to the Publisher &
“Pogo” cartoon, we have met the ene- This new perk is a huge going away
Promotions Director; Nikki McDonald, Promotions my and it is not the gardeners and present.
& Online Coordinator; their gas blowers, it is us. Think of it as a $35 parcel tax for
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Franklin Elieh, Vice President, Sales & Marketing;
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Bob Lampkin, Director, Circulation & Mailing more important issues to deal with. end of the school day and was so
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Page 4 • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Palo Alto Weekly
Upfront due to cataracts, blurred/obscured in the central
visual zone due to macular degeneration, or distorted
EYE (diabetic retinopathy). In each case, the eye care pro-
fessional can provide low-vision aids that help maxi-
Arts Center “There was never anything I know
of that was a firm agreement. It was
Performing Arts and smaller works
at Palo Alto’s Lucie Stern Commu- CARE mize remaining vision.
There are a number of optical devices that can
(continued from page 3)
talk. We never reached a point where nity Center. help people with low vision. For example, miniature
never an illusion that it would have
there was a document where we
agreed to proceed,” he said.
“It doesn’t feel like the performing
arts are a huge priority in Palo Alto.
NEWS telescopes can be mounted on glasses, or small mag-
nifying lenses can be incorporated into eyeglasses.
Continuing optical advances help increase the likeli-
been built immediately, Adams said. He cited the Mayfield deal as an There’s not the same commitment to Presented by hood that you can enjoy clear vision throughout your
“This was all conversation. ... Peo- example of the city successfully ne- the arts as in the past,” Adams said. Mark Schmidt life. When you visit MENLO OPTICAL, we like to ask
ple knew it wasn’t going to happen gotiating with the university. “It’s not “Nobody’s against the arts, but the Licensed Optician questions about your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes,
for awhile. There were a lot of other dollars are tight.” and how you will normally wear your glasses. Then,
LOW VISION we can show you a wide range of frames and make
things that were on their plate,” he In addition to building a perform- lifestyle recommendations based on your facial
The term “low vision”refers to partial sight or
added, including the recently com-
pleted town-gown Mayfield Devel-
“It doesn’t feel like ance center, the university’s arts ini-
tiative will be aimed at establishing a vision impairment that is not fully correctable with
appearance. Call us at 322-3900, or visit us at 1166
University Drive, on the corner of Oak Grove Avenue
opment Agreement that will bring the performing arts Stanford Institute for Creativity and
surgery, pharmaceuticals, or corrective lenses. Low
vision can range from moderate vision impairment
and University Drive.
P.S. People with glaucoma can lose peripheral
soccer fields and housing to the city. are a huge priority the Arts, to link together existing arts (tunnel vision or blind spots) to “legal blindness”to vision.
The economic downturn takes part and interdisciplinary programs. Offi- near total blindness. Causes range from eye injury to
of the blame for bringing down the
in Palo Alto. There’s cials emphasized that the project is in disease and heredity. Sometimes, low vision involves Mark Schmidt is an American Board of Opticianry
and National Contact Lens Examiners Certified
a lack of acuity, meaning images do not come in to
curtains on the performing arts proj- not the same its infancy and likely wouldn’t be focus. In other cases, low vision involves the relative Optician licensed by the Medical Board of California.
ect, according to Councilmember Vic
Ojakian, one of two council liaisons
commitment to the launched for at least a year.
Hennessy told the Faculty Senate
inability to distinguish colors, discern contrast, or
determine spatial relationships. Vision can be hazy
He can be easily reached at Menlo Optical,
1166 University Drive, Menlo Park. 650-322-3900
to Stanford. arts as in the past.” that a new performing arts center
Now, he said, “we have more — Randy Adams would “likely cost more than a foot-
pressing needs and more immediate ball stadium.” Recently announced
needs,” such as an inadequate police renovations to the Stanford Stadium
station, short-staffed libraries and a like we’re inexperienced at this.” are pegged at $85 million.
broken storm-drain system. A serious A lack of space has hampered both Adams said he wasn’t sure that the
upgrade of the city’s Lucie Stern the city and university for years. idea for a new Palo Alto performing
Theatre is not even in the city’s cap- Some artists have reportedly declined arts center is entirely dead. His
ital improvement plans for the next to perform at Stanford because its fa- award-winning, 35-year-old theater
five years. cilities are inadequate. Likewise, company still hopes to build a per-
He defended those who champi- Palo Alto’s spaces are stretched thin. manent home for itself somewhere
oned the idea of a new theatre com- “Space has been a challenge for on the Peninsula. ■
plex, even if it won’t materialize now. years. Part of the reason we perform Senior Staff Writer Don Kazak con-
“Let us dream,” he said. elsewhere is there isn’t enough room tributed to this report. Jocelyn Dong
Ojakian downplayed Stanford’s in Palo Alto,” said Adams, whose can be reached at jdong@paweek-
apparent decision not to partner with group produces its larger shows at ly.com.
the city. the Mountain View Center for the
Gunnfrom page 3) “We are concerned that our basic Another Castilleja Avenue resi-
(continued worries about excessive noise late dent, Maryellen Johnson, said there
at night in a residential neighbor- were some problems with game
Lowell, vice president of the district’s hood are being ignored,” Sadrozin- goers taking all the parking on her
Board of Education. ski said at the meeting. street, but overall it was fairly un-
In anticipation of a successful To ease residents’ concerns and eventful.
campaign, the school board briefly gather feedback, the district held “The lights, the games, it didn’t
discussed the project at its meet- two community meetings through- really affect us at all. It was actu-
ing this week and will likely ac- out the year. Problems emerged ally enjoyable hearing the kids
cept the group’s $250,000 on July with traffic congestion, noise, play,” she said.
28. All private donations more than games ending late and one serious That’s how school officials see
$50,000 require board approval. flaw with the misdirection of a it too. And they have proof the
This is all contingent on whether light, which spilled over into a lights have boosted school spirit.
the group can raise the funds. neighborhood. (It has since been For one, attendance of the 2004-
“We’re very optimistic that peo- redirected onto the field, but the ’05 season spiked to 4,331 from
ple will step up once they hear the just 955 the year before. Those ad-
reason we’re doing this. It’s to ditional ticket sales generated
build some school spirit and to pull “At all the away $17,000 for the school.
the community together,” Ziebel- As the school board and Gunn
man said. games that had parents move forward on their proj-
However, some might say this lights it was just ect, they’re taking lessons from
could be a classic case of keeping Paly’s experience. A major differ-
up with the Joneses. Many area dis- easier to get excited ence will be the community input.
tricts require their high schools to or hyped up for the One community meeting has al-
share football fields equipped with game. It gets more ready been held, and another is
lights. That type of arrangement scheduled for next week.
wasn’t going to work in Palo Alto. people to come out “My attitude on this is heavily
“Gunn didn’t want to play at for the team and influenced by what neighbors say,”
Paly,” Lowell said. “That’s their Lowell said.
main arch- rival.” increases our drive.” The other change will be the
This time last year, neither high —Bryan Ziebelman careful installation of the lights, so
school had any plans to install sta- none are misdirected off the field
dium quality lights on the football and into a nearby neighborhood.
fields. Both played their games in Board members made it clear dur-
the afternoon daylight. That ing this week’s discussion that the
changed when a few major donors light spillover cannot be eliminat- lights should be double checked
— one being the Paly quarter- ed.) before they’re permanently in-
back’s mom — stepped forward A year later, Paly is prepared to stalled. The lights at Gunn will be
with more than $215,000 to fund host another five football games, more difficult and expensive to in-
four 80-foot lighting structures. two soccer games and one track stall than Paly’s because of foun-
The project happened fast and meet — at night — in the ‘05-’06 dation and soil issues.
left little time for neighborhood in- school year. As far as the football team is con-
put. Most people were enthusiastic, A recent remark from one resi- cerned, some players said the lights
saying the lights would boost dent on nearby Castilleja Avenue bring them closer together.
school spirit and allow working reflects a still uncertain attitude “At all the away games that had
parents to attend their kids’ games. among neighbors surrounding lights it was just easier to get excited
However, one resident, Hartmut Paly. or hyped up for the game,” said
Sadrozinski, who lives on “I’m not ready to comment. I’m Ziebelman’s son, Bryan. “It gets more
Churchill Avenue, spoke against still deciding how I feel about it,” people to come out for the team and
the lights at the board meeting at she said, requesting to remain increases our drive.” ■
which they were approved. anonymous.
Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 5
Council won’t talk about term limits
An evenly split Palo Alto City Council decided not to revisit the two-
term limit on councilmembers Monday.
Mayor Jim Burch and Councilmembers Yoriko Kishimoto and Vic
Ojakian had proposed in a colleagues’ memo that the topic of extend-
ing the limit to three terms be put on a future agenda for discussion.
The trio said that term limits “may deprive our city of a continuity
and depth of experience valuable in running this complex and vital or-
ganization during difficult and demanding times.”
Palo Alto residents voted the current limit into place in 1991. Amend-
ing the city’s charter would require another vote, and Burch was hop-
ing to put it on November’s ballot.
Due to term limits, Ojakian and Councilmember Dena Mossar are
ineligible to run again this fall. Three other seats are up for grabs.
Founded in 1983, we are Councilmember LaDoris Cordell urged the council not to consider
experts in the field of elder law the term-limit issue without two other governance questions: reducing
and estate planning.We have the size of the nine-member council and directly electing a mayor. They
given peace of mind to thou- are all “interrelated,” she noted.
sands of individuals. Councilmember Bern Beecham also opposed the idea, saying that
there didn’t appear to be a public outcry for the change. Without pop-
DON’T DELAY ular support, an amendment would be difficult to pass, he noted.
Vice Mayor Judy Kleinberg also considered extending the limit a bad
650.493.8070 notion. “There’s a lot to be said for fresh ideas. The flip side of conti-
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But Ojakian recalled the challenges of working on a mostly neophyte
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— Jocelyn Dong
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After only one year, LaDawn Law has resigned from her post as su-
perintendent of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo
& garden • personals • sports • arts & enter-
tainment • archives • movies • lodging • best
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Alto. The Board of Education unanimously accepted her resignation
at its regular meeting Wednesday night. Member M.F. Chester Palesoo
sports • arts & entertainment • archives • was absent.
class guide • open home guide • rentals • Circumstances surrounding Law’s decision are vague, and she could
community calendar • movies • restaurants •
community resources • real estate • online not be reached for comment Thursday. Law’s executive assistant Tonya
coupons •seniors • photo reprints • shopping Swearingen, however, said Law will likely finish out the month as head
• best of palo alto • home & garden • of the district. She said staff have not been told who to report to there-
personals • sports • arts & entertain- after, but it could be Assistant Superintendent Maria De La Vega.
ment • archives • class guide • open
home guide • rentals • community cal- Law, 60, was hired as district superintendent one year ago at a start-
ing annual salary of $165,000 with a possible $20,000 increase at the
end of her first year. She had planned to focus on improving reading
programs and test scores.
A huge thanks Ravenswood serves about 4,500 students in kindergarten through
eighth-grades from East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. Law took over
for Floyd Gonella, who had been serving as interim superintendent
to our 2005 Gala Corporate Sponsors! since 2003 when former head administrator Charlie Mae Knight re-
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“I wanted to go to a district that has some challenges, and I’ve
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sition. “I believe all children can learn. The children in Ravenswood
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Commission Along with that positive reputa-
tion, though, Brett has also increas-
(continued from page 3)
ingly attracted a harsh spotlight.
Last year, Brett blamed former
director Linda Craighead advised Palo Alto Arts and Culture Director
Brett to have Samsung sent to the Leon Kaplan for the destruction of
city. the first incarnation of Digital DNA,
Samsung then sent the check to an egg-shaped artwork recently in-
the city in May; at first city officials stalled in Lytton Plaza. Brett argued
didn’t think it would be a problem. Kaplan was delaying the project be-
Upon further research, however, ad- cause he favored a second, private
ministrators learned that due to com- plan for the plaza. Kaplan called him
plex tax laws involving foreign na- paranoid. The artwork was destroyed
tionals, the artist would have lost 30 in a warehouse fire.
percent of the funds if it went Later in the year, Kaplan shot
through the city. Officials decided back, accusing Brett and other com-
to return the funds to Samsung. missioners of being too cozy with
When Brett learned that was hap- artist Marta Thoma, whose latest
pening, he asked Harrison and City work is being installed in Bowden
Council members for help via e- Park.
mail. And earlier this year, a city attor-
“All the goodwill generated from ney chided the commission for let-
this event is in jeopardy,” he wrote ting other groups who donate mon-
on June 9. “It’s turned into a huge ey have an equal say in the commis- #
Community Services Director
sion’s votes, a practice Brett de-
fended by saying he felt a “dual loy- JULY # CELEBRATION WITH
Richard James sent an e-mail to Har- alty.”
rison later that day complaining that
Brett “has once again, taken city
process into his own hands.”
In an interview, James insisted
Brett moved too fast for the proper
city process, getting ahead of city
administrators. But James also po-
Like in the past, the newest hulla-
baloo baffles Brett, who agreed to
pay Kang from his own pocket until
Samsung’s money can be sent di-
rectly to the artist.
“I don’t know what line I over-
stepped,” Brett said. “To me, it’s just
litely attributed the disagreement to a very disheartening, demoralizing
Brett’s passion for his volunteer post.
“He has, in a way, guided much of
Staff Writer Bill D’Agostino can
# AND FIREWORKS ##
what Palo Alto has in public art,” be e-mailed at bdagostino@paweek-
James said. ly.com.
The Public Agenda
Palo Alto City Council ... The council will discuss the city’s 2005-
06 budget, including proposals for 16 layoffs, a controversial new $5
fee for Foothills Park and Arastradero Preserve, increased utility rates
and other fee increases and cuts in city services. The meeting will be Sunday, July 3, 2005 at 7:30 pm
held at 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 20 inside the City Council Chambers
Gates open at 5:30 pm
of City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.).
Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University
Palo Alto Historic Resources Board ... The board will discuss the
proposed expansion of an historic 1897 home at 334 Lincoln Ave., Jump and jive to the swinging sounds of
new signage for the planned Mayfield soccer fields, and the status Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Stanford Lively Arts’
of the former Caffe Verona site at 238 Hamilton Ave. The meeting
will be held starting at 8 a.m., Thursday, June 23 inside the City annual pre-Independence Day celebration
Council Chambers of City Hall (250 Hamilton Ave.). outdoors in beautiful Frost Amphitheater. This
sizzling, Grammy-nominated swing band grooves
with a brassy, high-energy sound that melds jive
rhythms of the 1940s with influences of rock and
Correction New Orleans jazz. A spectacular display of fire-
In the June 8 Our Town column, Denise Johnson was identified as a Stan- works follows the lively music. Bring the whole
ford University assistant professor of medicine. She is an associate professor.
To request a clarification or correction, call Marc Burkhardt, managing editor, family and come early to picnic. $38 [LAWN OR CHAIR SEATING]
at (650) 326-8210, or write to P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto 94302.
(The concert will be performed, rain or shine; fireworks dependent
upon weather conditions.)
FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND SAFETY
High-backed lawn, beach and folding chairs are not permitted at this
performance. Also, to allow ample space for picnicking and dancing,
strollers, wagons, large coolers, umbrellas, barbecue grills, and pets
are not permitted.
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Arts & Entertainment
A weekly guide to music, theater, art, movies and more, edited by Robyn Israel
Kalapalo shaman’s or
chief’s stool, designed with
a two-headed bird effigy.
Painted designs represent a
mythical aquatic creature.
This Kayapó- The spirits become part of
Txukahamãe dor- the shaman as he sits on
sal headdress, the stool.
worn by married
the tribe’s immedi-
ate universe: the
village, its people The arts are divided by gender; women
and the are the sole creators of pottery, the clay
surrounding coming from the earth, and associated
forest. with women. This vessel is used by the
Shipibo-Conibo tribe for storage and fer-
mentation of masato, a local brew con-
sumed during various ceremonies. Deco-
rative motifs are Incan, revered as gods.
by Sue Dremann spotlights
t’s rare for an art museum to engage in dis-
feather tunic is
composed of course about the environment. connections
thousands of tiny But the new “Vanishing Worlds: Art and Rit-
feathers, worn by
ual in Amazonia” exhibit at Stanford’s Cantor
young men dur-
ing initiation into Arts Center invites viewers to engage in deeper di- questions
the Mayna, a Ji- alogues about human connectedness to the envi-
varoan tribe (for-
ronment — and what art is. nature of art
merly known for
shrinking the “Vanishing Worlds” is an opportunity to see some
heads of ene- of the rarest pieces of tribal Amazonian art in exis-
mies). At the cen- tence, created by 25 tribes threatened with extinction
ter is a toucan
head and bill, — due partially to the destruction of their habitat by
framed by a Western exploitation.
spread of wings. Many of the works were collected in Amazon
forests, where they were discarded after one-time
use in rituals. Colorful feather headdresses, feather
tunics, pottery and ritual objects immerse the visi-
tor in a spiritual world, where the primal forces of
anima and animus reign supreme.
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(continued from previous page) to the environment on which the
Stanford is the first stop in a na- tribes depend. And every object,
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parrot feathers, which are taken from molting birds kept as pets. Contrary to
popular belief, the birds are not killed.
middle world of animals and plants, Amazonian tribes use more than 40
represented by extended arms pat- species of birds, including parrots,
terned in a snake skin design, macaws and herons.
and the lower world, where Most of the feathers are
roots and soil and burrow- obtained by raising birds as
ing animals reside, pets and collecting the
Mekler said. feathers during molt — not
Mask-body cos- by killing, a popular West-
tumes play an impor- ern misconception.
tant role in connecting trib- “If you were visiting the
al members to the natural villages, you would
and supernatural world. see hundreds of
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ed. It’s like a tribal school — they
Cantor exhibit don’t have any written language. The
(continued from previous page) art conveys aspects of their lives —
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Despite the program’s prestige, Baskin said she pre-
ferred attending the Stanford Jazz Workshop, as it was
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“Stanford was more my age group, and the people
were nicer. (Vocalist/pianist) Dena DeRose taught me the
basics of improvisation. She was the first teacher I had.
I was still pretty shy, but by the end I wasn’t shy at all. I Serving Lunch & Dinner
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to it for as long as I can remember: Natalie Cole, Ella, of
Forecast calls course, Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn, Wynston Marsalis,
Lester Young. And we’d go to the Monterey Jazz Festi-
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But Baskin has other support, as well, such as Frank
val, before 200 people at the Discovery Museum. Moura, director of Menlo-Atherton’s Advanced Jazz En-
“I’d just stand there and sing and look scared, even semble (and two of the school’s other jazz bands). He has
though good stuff would come out of my mouth,” Baskin known Moura ever since she started singing with the
recently recalled while drinking a chocolate milkshake ensemble while she was still in middle school.
“I wouldn’t talk to anybody, because they were so
at the Palo Alto Creamery Downtown. “I was like a deer
in the highlights.”
That fear wasn’t surprising, given that she was only 12
much bigger than me. I was super-short,” Baskin re-
called. “I wanted to be cool but I wasn’t.” An event Dads can
years old when she made her professional debut in the
City. But having pianist Taylor Eigsti — another young
prodigy — accompanying her that day eased the situa-
Moura recognized the Redwood City resident’s talent
and recruited her to Menlo-Atherton (she otherwise
would have gone to Woodside High School).
sink their teeth into.
tion somewhat. “He’s amazing. So supportive,” Baskin said of Moura. Saturday June 18th — Father’s Day Weekend
“He made me more confident,” said Baskin, now al- “I hear some high school band coaches don’t understand 5pm-10pm
most 16 and a junior at Menlo-Atherton . “Now I can vocalists. They say, ‘Go up there and sing.’ But he un-
derstands. His wife’s a singer, so he totally gets vocalists.
walk around and have a one-sided conversation with the
Every time I’ve had a sore throat, he’s given me advice American Event No. 1
audience. I try to connect more with the audience.”
Baskin’s stage presence will be evident next week, in on how to fix it, instead of telling me I was being dra- The first in our summer series
both the Brown Bag and Twilight concerts. On Tuesday, matic. He’s so nice, he makes me want to work harder.”
And singing in a big band, Baskin said, has helped her Tickets: $95 per person - including all food,
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vanced Jazz Ensemble in its concert at Rinconada Park.
On Thursday, she will headline with a trio, and passers-
by at Cogswell Plaza will have the chance to hear more
“There’s so much energy in a big band, and it’s helped
me keep the energy up with a trio.”
Baskin has also sat in with vocalist Kim Nalley, own-
of Baskin’s vocal talent. er of Jazz at Pearl’s in San Francisco. The experience has American regional BBQ specialties from executive chef
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“I’ve tried more recently to steer away from the stan-
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drained,” she said. “I’m not there yet, where I can just
sing and have it come out right when I’m scatting. I feel
I have to work on it. Every day I work on improvising
gae tune. But now it’s funky. It feels like it has a little and scatting.”
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you can’t stick with straight-ahead jazz forever.”
For example, on her debut CD, “Forecast Calls For
Hale,” the vocalist added a Latin flavor to “Indiana,” a
have to get used to regular gigs. She is especially excit-
ed about playing the San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival
on June 25, as she will be part of a teen band.
song about the Midwest. “It’s slow but it’s happening. I’m trying to stay ahead Chris Cotton travelled all the way to Clarksdale to record
“My Dad had the idea,” Baskin recalled.” He talked to of the curve, trying to stay better than the other kids my his last album in the shadows of the blues greats. See
(pianist) Larry Dunlap and (bassist) Seward McCain, age.” ■
him perform live during the BBQ. Delta roots blues with a
who did the arrangements. Larry wrote an impromptu twang!
chart in the studio (the Annex in Menlo Park) and it Who: Hale Baskin Jazz Ensemble
came out really good.” Where: Cogswell Plaza, located at the corner of
Listening to Baskin’s sophisticated voice and nuanced
phrasings, it’s hard to believe she was only 13 when
“Forecast” was recorded. Boasting mostly jazz standards
Lytton Avenue and Ramona Street in Palo Alto
When: June 23 from noon to 1 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free.
(“My repertoire was more limited then, so I sang the ones Info: Call (650) 463-4940 or visit The lush outdoor courtyard of the
I thought I could do best”), the album sparkles with a tal- www.PaloAltoOnline.com
Stanford Park Hotel
And it stood out from the competition when Suzanne
Warren, coordinator of the City of Palo Alto’s summer Hale Baskin will also be a featured vocalist with the
Menlo-Atherton Advanced Jazz Ensemble at
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
concert series, first heard it.
“I did not know her age initially when I listened to the Tuesday’s Twilight concert. The program will take Call now - Space is limited
place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Rinconada Park Bowl,
CD. When I found out how young she was, I was defi- 650.322.1234 and ask for the American Event No. 1
777 Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 13
Arts & Entertainment
howling coyotes, but there will be
plenty to see,” Acterra executive
director Michael Closson said.
While there is still light, visitors
can tour Acterra’s native flora and
fauna habitat restoration work, in-
cluding native grasses and flow-
ers; watch Western bluebirds,
which are making a comeback at
the preserve through the Santa
Clara Valley Audubon Society’s
Bluebird Recovery Project; search
the skies for raptors or look for
late-blooming wildflowers, Clos-
When the moon rises close to 9
p.m., the group may do a little
howling. Night creatures inhabit-
ing the preserve may make an ap-
pearance, including gopher
snakes, lizards and a new popula-
tion of young rabbits. Night gog-
gles will be on hand to enhance
the chances of finding evening
There is also a “friendly neigh-
borhood mountain lion,” but Clos-
son doesn’t expect the cougar to
show itself. Mountain lions are
usually pretty wary of groups of
people, he said.
“The moonlight has its own en-
chantment,” Jordan said.
Jordan will scan the skies with
visitors, pointing out the earth’s
shadow as it rises on the air, and
Antares, a star so big it could
swallow up the solar system all the
way to Jupiter, he said. It will be
“like an orange jewel in the night
Howlin’ with sky.”
Jordan’s powerful green laser
the coyotes pointer looks as though it reaches
out clear to the stars, he said. He’ll
point out six constellations repre-
Rare full-moon hike senting the signs of the zodiac, in-
celebrates solstice cluding Libra, Virgo, Leo and
Gemini, talking about the “pat-
by Sue Dremann terns, legends and lore — the
lights, colors, motions and phe-
ore than coyotes will be nomena of the night sky.”
M howling during Tuesday
night’s full moon.
When Acterra celebrates its
The full moon is a great time to
see “the rabbit on the moon” — a
bunny’s profile that includes two
third “Howl with the Coyotes” full prominent ears — and “to talk
moon hike in Pearson-Arastradero about the cosmic things, like the
Preserve, the June 21 event will be origin of the universe,” Jordan
a rare opportunity to glimpse the said. ■
609-acre preserve at night. It’s the
only night of the year when visi- E-mail Staff Writer Sue Dremann
tors can be in the park after sun- at email@example.com.
down. With a full moon illuminat-
ing the preserve’s rolling hills and
natural beauty, visitors can go on
one of three guided hikes in search What: “Howl with the Coy-
of nighttime wildlife. otes” is open to the first 50
The summer solstice celebra- people and reservations are
tion’s highlights include a lakeside highly recommended. Partici-
dinner and hilltop constellation pants should dress casually
viewing with SETI (Search for Ex- and wear sturdy shoes. Bring
traterrestrial Intelligence) Institute water and a light jacket in
and NASA scientist Joe Jordan. case the evening is cool. The
Hikers of all ages will meet eye- event is suitable for adults
to-eye with a great horned owl, and children ages 8 and up.
learn about the constellations and Where: Pearson-Arastradero
maybe howl with a coyote or two. Preserve, Arastradero Road
“I don’t know if we can produce and Page Mill Road
When: June 21. Gates open
at 7:15 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $25 to $50
(sliding scale); free for children
Share a part under five. The event benefits
of your life – Acterra’s stewardship and
Give blood habitat restoration programs.
Info: Purchase tickets at
Stanford Medical School
Blood Center www.acterra.org or RSVP to
Laura Stec, 962-9876, ext.
1-888-723-7831 346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Arts & Entertainment
The Tale of the Allergist’s Summer exhibits at Palo
El Camino Youth
Wife Alto Art Center Symphony
“The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” will The Palo Alto Art Center presents
preview tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lu- three new exhibitions: “Cluster:
cie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Lukas Felzmann,” “Web/Metamor- Violinist
Road in Palo Alto. Written by phosis: Yuriko Yamaguchi” and Daphne Wang
Charles Busch, the play chronicles “Trusting Woods to Tempest Sea: Mary Moore (left) and Wendy Howard-Benham are childhood friends in will perform
an Upper West side matron suffer- Robert McCauley Leaf,” on display “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” the Palo Alto Players’ season finale. this weekend
ing from mid-life malaise. Presented June 18 through May 28. with the El
by the Palo Alto Players, it will open A reception will take place tonight Camino Youth
on Saturday at 8 p.m. and run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. An artists’ talk Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, V. band, Chuchumbe. ZunZun is
Gaitonde and J. Swaminathan. comprised of husband and wife Symphony.
through July 8. Regular show times for Palo Alto Art Center upper-level
are 8 p.m. Wednesday through members will take place from 6 to The reception will take place duo Stephen Snyder and Gwynne
tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at 535 Snyder Cropsey. They play over El Camino Youth Symphony will
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sun- 7:30 p.m. Docent-led tours will be- present its “Bon Voyage Concert”
days. gin July 9 and continue every Satur- Bryant St. in Palo Alto. Admission 30 folkloric instruments, highlight-
is free. For more information please ing the rich spectrum of cultures on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Gunn
Tickets are $18 for tonight’s pre- day at 2 p.m. through Aug. 27. The High School’s Spangenberg The-
view; $22 for Sunday performanc- Palo Alto Art Center is located at call (650) 321-4900 or visit and environments of North, Cen-
www.artsindia.com. tral and South America. atre, 780 Arastradero Road in
es; $24 for Wednesday and Thurs- 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The Palo Alto.
day performances; $25 for Friday Center is open Tuesday through Dinner will take place between
4 and 5:30 p.m. and the concert The program, a preview of the
evenings; $27 for Saturday Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Symphony’s upcoming Central
evenings; $29 for Saturday’s open-
ing-night performance with a gala
to follow. Students and seniors re-
ceive a $3 discount for Wednesday,
Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. and
Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For more infor-
mation please call (650) 329-2366.
For Dad will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ad-
mission is $15 adults; $12 stu-
dents and seniors; $7.50 for chil-
dren ages 6 to 12 (ages 2 and
European tour, will include Bern-
stein’s “Overture to Candide,”
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4”
Thursday and Sunday performanc-
es. For tickets please call (650)
329-0891. For more information
and the under are admitted free). Pur-
chase advance tickets by calling
(650) 949-8653 or visiting
and Barber’s “Violin Concerto,”
performed by special guest artist,
violinist Daphne Wang. The con-
cert will also take place on Satur-
please visit www.paplayers.org. www.hiddenvilla.org. Hidden Villa
is located at 26870 Moody Road day at 7:30 p.m. at Messiah
in Los Altos Hills. Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota
Dolly West’s Kitchen Road in Redwood City. Tickets are
“Dolly West’s Kitchen” will open $10/$5. For more information
TheatreWorks’ 36th season this please call (650) 327-2611 or visit
weekend at the Mountain View www.ecys.org.
Center for the Performing Arts,
500 Castro St. Written by Frank
McGuiness, the play is set during
World War II and centers on an
Irish family whose kitchen is the
meeting place for Allies. The play “Germination Blue,” an oil on can-
will preview tonight and open on vas by S.H. Raza, is on display at
Saturday at 8 p.m. ArtsIndia West in Palo Alto.
Show times are Tuesdays at 7:30
p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays Husband and wife duo Stephen
at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 ArtsIndia West Snyder and Gwynne Snyder
p.m. and Sundays at 2 and 7 p.m. ArtsIndia West will present a clos- Cropsey, aka ZunZun, will perform
Tickets are $20-$50, with discounts ing reception tonight for its “Ashta a special Father’s Day concert at
available for youth, students, sen- Nayak: Eight Pioneers of Contem- Hidden Villa.
iors and members. For tickets and porary Indian Art” exhibition. The Hidden Villa
information please call (650) 903- exhibition includes both recent and Hidden Villa Farm and Wilder-
6000 or visit www.theatreworks older works by the internationally ness Preserve will present a spe-
.org. recognized artists who comprised cial outdoor Father’s Day concert
the Progressive Artists Group of and barbeque on Sunday, featur-
Mumbai: M.F. Husain, F.N. Souza, ing ZunZun and their 3-piece “Web #4,” by Yuriko Yamaguchi, will be on display this summer at the
S.H. Raza, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Palo Alto Art Center.
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sessed little flavor. Inexplicably, two to a near non-physical state, robbing
hours after opening on a Saturday it of both flavor and texture.
night, Henry’s was sold out of prime Best of the desserts was the
rib. How could this be when it was Tiramisu espresso cheese cake ($8),
touted as the special of the week- but still hardly worth the extra calo-
end? When available, the prime rib ries after a fat-laden meal.
is offered in three cuts: 8 oz. ($22), Red wine is generally best served
12 oz. ($26) and 16 oz. ($30). at room temperature, but the dining
There are three sauces available room one evening was too warm and
for beef entrees: horseradish cream, the pinot noir even warmer. The fine
creamy Gorgonzola and bearnaise. red wine, served at that temperature,
Only on one occasion were the tasted flat and flabby and its bou-
sauces brought to the table — or quet was diffuse and unfocused. The
even mentioned by the waiter. warmth made the alcohol content
There are other meat choices as seem higher than it really was. Ide-
well. The double cut pork chop ally, the wine should have been be-
($22) was juicy and lean, cooked tween 62 and 67 degrees. The $63
with roasted garlic and shallots, in a Chalone Pinot Noir was not ruined,
pan reduction sauce. Free range but it certainly did not show at its
chicken ($18) and Australian rack best.
of lamb ($32) are also available. White wine should be served be-
Chilean sea bass ($22) was out- tween 55 to 60 degrees. Over-chilled
standing. The thick filet was awash white wine looses complexity and
Nicholas Wright in tarragon beurre blanc sauce. The intensity, as was the case with the
wild king salmon filet ($21) was a Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay ($46).
generous chunk of perfectly grilled We were halfway through our meal
pink meat drizzled with creamy dill before the wine came to a suitable
Entrees come with no accompani- Wine prices are whopping at Hen-
Henry’s 22 oz. bone-in rib eye is buttery tender and juicy , but costs $36. ments (save for a wedge of tomato), ry’s — with markups three to four
necessitating additional investment times over wholesale. That discour-
of pricing my expectation level is in side dishes. This is how the tab re- ages ordering a second bottle, ex-
Prime prices considerable.
For starters, the prawn cocktail
ally starts to mount up. Most of the
side dishes are large enough to be
cept for a special occasion. Too bad,
because the wine list at Henry’s is re-
Henry’s Prime Steakhouse serves up expensive ($13) consisted of five, wonderfully shared, although the french fries ($6) ally above-average. Happily, nearly
yet tasty dishes meaty jumbo crustaceans — the were barely adequate for two. A two-dozen wines are available by
by Dale F. Bentson kind they used to serve at country large baked potato will set you back the glass, ($5-$13.50). Corkage fee
he owners of Henry’s Prime casion. clubs when you were a kid. Seared $6. is $10.
T Steakhouse have decided to When I am at least twice the age
reinvent their business, segue- of the waiter I do not take pleasure in
ing from fish to red meat. being referred to as “guys.” “How
ahi ($12) was excellent, accompa-
nied with avocado horseradish
sauce. Deep-fried calamari ($10)
was fresh, delicate and served with a
Cream spinach ($8) reminded me
too much of Stouffer’s and the as-
paragus ($8), while good, was bare-
ly cooked. The enticing scalloped
Happy hour is from 5- 6 p.m.
nightly, with scaled-back appetizers
available at the bar from 5 -7 p.m. A
new Sunday prix-fixe dinner has just
The Menlo Park steakhouse you guys doin’ tonight?” “Anything
opened last November in the space from the bar, guys?” “Ya wanna or- slightly tangy chipotle remoulade potatoes ($7) were drenched in been instituted. For a flat $25, dinner
formerly occupied by Bluewater der somethin’, guys?” I expect that dipping sauce. cream, making it a delicious, billion- includes a 10 oz. prime rib, salad,
Grill. The interior has been done kind of familiarity at Chevy’s or Chopped salad ($7) was a perfect calorie side dish. Sauteed vegetables side dish and a scoop of sorbet.
over and enhanced. White enameled Chili’s, but certainly not from an os- combination of lettuce, hard-boiled ($7) were fresh and crisp. Good thing Father’s Day falls on a
walls, contemporary art and hand- tensibly upscale eatery. “Sir” and egg, tomatoes and avocado cast in For dessert, the blueberry crumble Sunday.■
some carpeting separate three serene “Madam” — even “folks” — are ap- house-made mayonnaise. The ($7) was a disaster. The gelled blue-
dining areas from the cozy bar and propriate forms of address. It was wedge of iceberg lettuce ($7) topped berry mush had a soggy covering — Henry’s Prime Steakhouse,
open kitchen. not intentional rudeness, rather a with Maytag blue cheese dressing not the crumbly topping it was sup- 888 El Camino Real, Menlo
Tables have been spaced to ensure lack of training in dining room eti- offered no surprises. posed to have. It was served with Park; (650) 323-2540;
intelligible table conversation with- quette. Henry’s beef is excellent. All cer- excessively gummy and overly www.henryssteakhouse.com
out shouting. White tablecloths, On a Thursday visit, the service tified U.S.D.A prime, the grain-fed vanilla-y ice cream. The waiter Hours: Dinner Sunday-Thurs-
sparkling wine glasses and wood- was good; on Saturday it was excel- beef is aged up to 28 days. The comped the dessert. day 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Satur-
handled steak knives adorn inviting lent. One evening the white wine kitchen features a special broiler that Key lime pie ($7) did not fare day 5-10 p.m.
tables. It is a polished improvement was way too cold. Air conditioning sears meat at 1800 degrees, sealing much better. The tiny wedge’s crust
without being pretentious. blew unpleasant currents of chilled in juices and flavor. had absorbed a metallic taste from
The 22 oz. bone-in rib eye ($36) overly long refrigeration in its pan. ✔ Reservations ✔ Banquet
The menu is reminiscent of old air over our table, which contrasted
time steak- and chophouses in New from a previous visit when the room was buttery tender, juicy and large The wedge was so small, I thought ✔ Credit cards Catering
enough to take half home. It was a they could easily cut 16 pieces from
York, Detroit and Chicago with big was unpleasantly warm and the red
magnificent steak. A 10 oz. top sir- that one pie, giving it a value of ✔ Lot Parking Outdoor
slabs of meat, huge salads and side wine even warmer. seating
dishes intended for sharing. All this might not matter, except loin ($22) was first-rate, albeit over- $112. It was topped with a healthy ✔ Full Bar
cooked from what I ordered. dollop of whipped cream, but even Noise level:
Yet, there is a Jekyll-and-Hyde that the prices at Henry’s are stratos- Takeout Low
quality to Henry’s that is vexing. On pheric. One dinner for two — appe- Sadly, the petit cut filet ($28 ) was that had been dispensed by some
a Tuesday visit the service was so tizers, the two least expensive steaks, not browned, had no fat and pos- contraption that aerated the cream ✔ Highchairs Bathroom
amateurish that I nearly burst out one shared side dish, a bottle of pinot ✔ Wheelchair Excellent
laughing at one point and was ready noir and no dessert — still set me ON THE WEB: Hundreds of restaurant reviews at www.PaloAltoOnline.com access
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NOW SERVING published in the Weekly over the past several
years. This week’s reviews begin where the
average meal prices) $ - Average meal per
person less than $10 $$ - Average meal
Mike’s Cafe Etc., 2680 Middlefield Road,
Palo Alto (650) 473-6453 Owner Mike
ply to serve his favorite dishes at his popu-
lar Midtown eatery. Many of the dishes are
Following are condensed versions, in alpha- list ended one week ago. $10-$15 $$$ - $15-$20 $$$$ - Above $20 Wallau has been in the restaurant business Italian. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.
betical order, of longer restaurant reviews Price Guide: (Beverages not included in for a quarter century and has decided sim- (continued on page 18)
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Café Pro Bono 326-1626 Krung Siam 322-5900
2437 Birch St., Palo Alto 423 University Ave., Palo Alto
Serving a wide variety of traditional dishes with King of Krung Siam 960-7077
a freshness you can see and taste. 194 Castro St., Mtn. View
Oregano’s 941-3600 543 Emerson Ave., Palo Alto
4546 El Camino, Los Altos Great taste of Thai & Asian cuisine
Gourmet Pasta, Pizza. Banquet Rooms Outside patio seating
Spalti Ristorante 327-9390
417 California Ave, Palo Alto
Exquisite Food • Outdoor Dining
JAPANESE & SUSHI of local
AFGHAN & PERSIAN CUISINE CHINESE (continued) Fuki Sushi 494-9383
Paradise (650) 968-5949 Hunan Garden 565-8868 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto restaurant
1350 Grant Rd. #15B, Mt. View 3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Open 7 days a Week reviews by
Now serving Halal meat, charcoal grilled Incredible Seafood, Vegetables • 7 days
kabobs and daily vegetarian specials location or type
MEXICAN of food on
AMERICAN 1700 Embarcadero East, Palo Alto Fiesta Del Mar 965-9354
www.mings.com 1006 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View PaloAltoOnline.com
Armadillo Willy’s 941-2922
Mexican Cuisine & Cantina
1031 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
New Tung Kee Noodle House Palo Alto
520 Showers Dr., MV in San Antonio Ctr. Fiesta Del Mar Too 967-3525 o n l i n e
Cook Book Restaurant 321-7500 Voted MV Voice Best ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 & ‘04 735 Villa Street, Mountain View Open Week-
127 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto Prices start at $3.75 See Coupon nites to 11pm, Weekends to 12pm
For breakfast-out-of-the-ordinary! 947-8888
Tue-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun & Hol. 8am-3pm
Palo Alto Sol 328-8840
408 California Ave, Palo Alto
The Duck Club 322-1234 Huge menu • Homestyle Recipes
Peking Duck 856-3338
of the week
100 El Camino Real in the Stanford Park
Hotel, Menlo Park. American Regional cuisine 2310 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
We also deliver.
4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Also at Town & Country Village,
Su Hong—Menlo Park
Fandango Pizza 494-2928
3407 Alma, Palo Alto
Dining Phone: 323–6852 Live Bluegrass Music
Palo Alto 327-4111 To Go: 322–4631 www.fandangopizza.com
Winner, Palo Alto Weekly “Best Of” 151 California Ave.
8 years in a row!
Rangoon 325-8146 Pizza My Heart 327-9400
565 Bryant Street, Palo Alto
Wonderfully exotic & inexpensive
Windy’s (Chinese) 325-3188
168 University Ave., Palo Alto
Award-winning food. Catering/To Go
220 University Ave., Palo Alto
Range: $1.50-16.50 650-329-0311
5-10 Fri & Sat
Pizza Chicago 424-9400
CAFES Chez TJ 964-7466
4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
This IS the best pizza in town
Malaysian and Thai Cuisine
938 Villa St., Mountain View
Tues-Sat Dinners only 5:30-9:00pm
“Outrageously good” New French-American
11am - 10am Daily
Crepes Cafe 473-0506 Ramona’s Pizza 322-2181
1195 Merril St., Menlo Park fare —Zagat 2003
2313 Birch St., Palo Alto
Corner Oak Grove Ave. Free Delivery • N.Y. Hand-Spun Pizza GRAND OPENING
Sunday 8am-4pm INDIAN SPECIAL
Cafe Bombay 948-9463
4546 El Camino, Los Altos SEAFOOD FREE ROTI
CHINESE at San Antonio Dine-In only. Expires 6/30/05
Lunch, Dinner, Buffets every day Cook’s Seafood 325-0604
Chef Chu’s (650) 948-2696 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
1067 N. San Antonio Road Seafood Dinners from
on the corner of El Camino, Los Altos $5.95 to $9.95
Darbar Indian Cuisine 321-6688
2002 Zagat: “Gold Standard in 129 Lytton, Downtown Palo Alto
Fresh Chinese Cuisine.” Lunch Buffet M-F; Open 7 days
Jing Jing 328-6885 VEGETARIAN
443 Emerson St., Palo Alto Janta Indian Restaurant 462-5903 Garden Fresh Asian Cuisine 961-7795
Spicy Szechwan, Hunan, Food To Go, Delivery 369 Lytton Ave., Downtown Palo Alto 1245 W. El Camino, Mountain View
www.jingjingonline.com Lunch Buffet M-F; Organic Veggies Open Daily • Lunch • Dinner • To Go
Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 17
THE HOTTEST PLACE IN TOWN!
✄ Eating Out
520 Showers Dr., MTN VIEW (Inside San Antonio Shopping Center) (continued from page 16)
Szechwan Hunan Gourmet (650) 947-8888 8 a.m.-9 p.m. A second location is at 150
IT’S HOT! 1 FREE THAI ICED TEA Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, open
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 8
a.m.-9:30 p.m. $$ (Reviewed July 3, 1998)
WE REALLY MEAN IT! with $5.00 minimum purchase Milagros, 1099 Middlefield Road, Red-
• Chef’s Special Orange Peel Beef MVV Available with coupon only, Expires 6/30/05 wood City (650) 369-4730 Milagros
• Prawns in Garlic Sauce
transports you south of the border. It’s a
• Hunan Lamb
• Szechwan Dan Dan Mein
fun place to hang, with a huge patio con-
• Whole Fish in Szechwan Hot Bean Sauce ducive to drinking margaritas. Go for the
We also offer mild food and special Vegetarian drinks because the Mexican cuisine here is
& Seafood Menus. typically flat. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30
a.m.-5 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Thu. 5-10 p.m.;
Food To Go • Delivery Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m.; Sun. 5:30-9 p.m. $$
(Reviewed October 19, 2001)
www.jingjingonline.com Miramar Beach Restaurant, 131 Miranda
Reservations Accepted Road, Half Moon Bay (650) 726-9053
You can’t get any closer to the beach than
650-328-6885 Fax 328-8889 this historic restaurant. We wish we could
443 Emerson St., Palo Alto say the food rises to the level of the
(cross street University Ave., Downtown) scenery, but you can’t have everything.
Reservations are a must. Evening enter-
tainment is provided in the piano bar.
Mon.-Fri. 12-3:30 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.; Sat.
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4:30-9:30 p.m.; Sun.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4:30-9 p.m. $$-$$$ (Re-
viewed July 27, 2001)
Miyake, 140 University Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 323-9449 Hip, raucous, crowded,
e invite you to celebrate generous sushi in dizzying array of options.
“Personal touches make
delicious fare all the
W GRADUATION & FATHER’S
DAY on our terrace patio.
With the truly unique upstairs patio Trellis
Not the place for a quiet meal. Sit at the
sushi bar and watch the plates of raw fish
creations float by. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-
10 p.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat.
11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-10
p.m. $$ (Reviewed January 2, 2004)
offers, “al fresco dining” along with its Naomi Sushi Pasta Grill, 1328 El Camino
★★★ ½ Real, Menlo Park (650) 321-6902 De-
many other charms. The new low carb
– Sheila Himmel spite its East/West aspirations, there is
seasonal menu, the vibrant specials and plenty that’s purely Japanese about Naomi
San Jose Mercury News
the daily homemade soups and desserts Sushi. The short menu has classic bento
boxes, chicken, vegetarian, grilled salmon
are tantalizing. A warm, comfortable and chef’s specials, teriyakis like beef sir-
dining room and banquet-catering loin, chicken, or unaju (cooked eel over
“The Best of rice). Tue.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tue.-
Menlo Park” facilities with 2 full bars, insure that Thu. 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 5-10 p.m. $$$
Trellis is the choice for any occasion. (Reviewed December 26, 1997)
Navio at the Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramonte
Banquet facilities are available for groups Point Road, Half Moon Bay (650) 712-
Open for Graduation & from 10 to 120 guests and the Chef will 7000 This elegant coastal newcomer has
the primo view of Half Moon Bay, situated
Father’s Day gladly consult on any special banquet at the southern end, high up on a cliff. The
Lunch & Dinner catering needs. main dining room offers three square
“If it’s polenta you crave, NIGHTLY FREE PARKING Ristorante Don Giovanni meals per day of nouveau American dishes
with a California twist, plus a $55 prix fixe
weekend brunch. Daily 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
$$$$ (Reviewed July 27, 2001)
you only need to remember 650-326-9028 C U C I N A I T A L I A N A Neiman Marcus Cafe, 400 Stanford
one word, Trellis.
Trellis is Italian for
1077 EL CAMINO REAL, MENLO PARK Shopping Center, Palo Alto (650) 329-
3329 This white tablecloth affair seems to
“unforgettable polenta.” LUNCH MON.-FRI. 11-2:30 FROM OUR CORPORATION TO YOURS! have seen better days. Although service is
DINNER NIGHTLY 5-10 doting, the menu has terminology issues,
– Christine Waters We guarantee attention to every detail. misleading customers on certain dishes —
Metro www.TRELLISRESTAURANT.com a “souffle” could show up as a crispy
meringue or as a Jello salad. Mon.-Sat.
Our facility provides: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. $$ (Re-
TV, VCR, PA System, viewed March 22, 2002)
New Kapadokia, 2399 Broadway St.,
Power Point, Redwood City (650) 368-5500 Owner
Overhead Projector, Celal Alpay has created a welcoming, fami-
ly-style restaurant that is one of the Penin-
Wireless Microphone, sula’s most authentic Turkish restaurants.
Direct Phone Lines, The menu is replete with many traditional
dishes and nearly all of the ingredients are
Internet, Transportation, homemade. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-2:30
and more! p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-
9:30 p.m. (Reviewed November 1, 2002)
Noah’s Bagels, 278 University Ave., Palo
BANQUET FACILITY: 30 - 240 People Alto (650) 473-0751 A Noah’s shop is a
slick combination of schmaltz and kitsch
Private Parties - Receptions - Corporate Functions dear to the heart of any former New York-
er. Although it serves a variety of steamed
bagels, when it comes to flavors, Noah’s is
This Father’s Day WINEMAKER MONTHLY DINNERS pretty strait-laced. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-5:30
a.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-4
give your DAD the Dinner with wine maker Jeff Hinchliff p.m. $ (Reviewed July 25, 2003)
Noah’s Bagels, 1049-G El Monte Ave.,
Now open for lunch Sun. - Fri.
Father’s Day is
6:30 PM, Wed. June 22nd, 2005
Mountain View (650) 969-6336 A Noah’s
shop is a slick combination of schmaltz
and kitsch dear to the heart of any former
New Yorker. Variety of steamed bagels,
however, when it comes to flavors, Noah’s
is pretty strait-laced. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. -
& dinner 7 days/week 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 7
reservations please a.m.-4 p.m. $ (Reviewed July 25, 2003)
t: 650.961.9749 Noah’s Bagels, 746 Santa Cruz Ave.,
1001 El Camino Real Menlo Park (650) 326-4794 A Noah’s
324-3486 shop is a slick combination of schmaltz
Pizzza-2-Go Banquet Facility • Parties and kitsch dear to the heart of any former
989 El Camino Real Catering • Corporate Meetings New Yorker. Variety of steamed bagels,
however, when it comes to flavors, Noah’s
328-1556 25 to 250 people is pretty strait-laced. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-5:30
Los Altos p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-4
227 First St. p.m. $ (Reviewed July 25, 2003)
235 CASTRO STREET. Nola, 535 Ramona St., Palo Alto (650)
Mountain View. CA 94041 328-2722 Southwestern, Cajun, Creole
www.dongiovannis.com and Caribbean-fusion restaurant and bar
boasts a festive atmosphere. Creative
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Japanese Food to Go!
drink specials include a New Orleans-style Palo Alto Creamery Downtown, 566 called pho — lickety-split. Stir-fried noodle
*min, Order 20
hurricane. Pleasant outdoor patio. Mon.- Emerson St., Palo Alto (650) 323-3131 dishes, rice plates and bun — vermecelli
Thu. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri: 11:30 a.m.- Omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, with meat and vegetable toppings —
11 p.m.; Sat. 4-11 p.m.; Sun. 5:30-9 p.m. meatloaf, chicken pot pie, famous milk- round out the menu. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-
$$$ (Reviewed June 4, 2004) shakes, beer and wine. “Happy Days” at- 8:30 p.m. $ (Reviewed March 30, 2001)
Nordstrom Cafe, 550 Stanford Shopping mosphere with roomy booths. Mon.-Thu. 7 Pizz’a Chicago, 4115 El Camino Real,
Center, Palo Alto (650) 323-5111 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. 7 a.m.-midnight; Sat. 8 Palo Alto (650) 424-9400 Deep-dish piz-
Shockingly good prices, an array of enjoy- a.m.-midnight; Sun. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. $$ zas named after monuments and famous
able salads, attentive service and a com- (Reviewed October 12, 2001) people from Chicago. Great salads and
fortable environment shine at this cafe lo- Palo Alto Sol, 408 California Ave., Palo friendly service. Good family atmosphere. • Special Combo Obento
cated on the second floor of Nordstrom’s. Alto (650) 328-8840 Huge menu with Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 many regional specialties. The mole sauce a.m.-11 p.m. $$ (Reviewed July 14, 1995) • Sushi • Combo Sushi
p.m. $ (Reviewed March 22, 2002) alone is worth going for. Fajitas, seafood Pizza My Heart, 220 University Ave., • Vegetarian sushi
Nouveau Trattoria, 541 Bryant St., Palo platters. Friendly neighborhood atmos- Palo Alto (650) 327-9400 This large and
Alto (650) 327-0132 Dine French or Ital- phere. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. attractive space is just one of seven
Lunch & Dinner Available
ian style. Pasta, pizza, salade Nicoise. Dinner Sun.-Thu. 5-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-9:30 restaurants run by pizza magnate Chuck
Five-course, family-style Basque dinners
nightly. Outdoor seating, dimly lighted, ro-
p.m. $$ (Reviewed May 27, 2005)
Papa Tom’s Pizza, Town and Country Vil-
Hammers. A surfing theme, complete with
posters and music, pervades the restau-
CALL NOW! 650 323-9449
mantic dining room. Wed.-Sat. 5:30-10
p.m. $$$ (Reviewed July 9, 1999)
lage, No. 107, Palo Alto (650) 324-3131
Pizza Sorento, pizza California and pizza
rant, honoring its Capitola Beach begin-
nings. Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-
M I Y A K E
Old Pro Sports Grill, 2865 El Camino Parisiene all on excellent sourdough crust. Sun. 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. (Fri.-Sat. closes at 140 University Ave, Palo Alto • www.miyake-usa.com
Real, Palo Alto (650) 325-2070 Palo Also serves pasta, homemade soup and 2:30 a.m. during the summer.) $$ (Re- We accept Visa & Mastercard
Alto’s oldest bar-restaurant combination, salads. No reservations. Local free delivery viewed March 15, 2002)
the Old Pro offers 20 television sets that available; offers many discount coupons. Playa Bar & Grill, 244 Stanford Shopping
broadcast every sporting event you can Daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $ (Reviewed July 12, Center, Palo Alto (650) 323-8226 The
imagine. Add to that suds, grub, and jil- 2001) new improved Una Mas is clear, bright and
lions of sports memorablia items and what Parkside Grille, 884 Portola Road, Porto- bustling, offering healthy Mexican dishes,
you have is a local landmark. A second lo- la Valley (650) 529-9007 This cafe in the including fish tacos. Counter-service, out-
cation is at 541 Ramona St. in downtown redwoods is a great place to go when door seating. Cash only. Mon.-Sat. 10
Palo Alto; (650) 326-1446. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 you’re in the mood for something simple, a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $ (Re-
a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 11:30 a.m.-11 elegant and without the fuss. The menu viewed April 28, 2000)
p.m. (Opens early for games during foot- defies easy classification, but includes Pluto’s, 482 University Ave., Palo Alto
ball season.) $$ (Reviewed October 4, fresh seasonal produce and exceptional (650) 853-1556 Pluto’s provides “fresh
2002) seafood. Tue.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; food for a hungry universe” — cafeteria-
Old Pro Sports Grill, 541 Ramona St., Sun.-Thu. 5:30-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 style food, wholesome veggie dishes and
Palo Alto (650) 326-1446 The painted p.m. $$-$$$ (Reviewed August 2, 1996) carved meats. The servings are generous.
motto on the window proudly reads, Passage to India, 1991 W. El Camino Space-age decor. Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10
“House of Protein” and it is not false adver-
tising. Don’t come here on a diet, however,
Real, Mountain View (650) 969-9990
While the original southern Indian menu is
p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $ (Re-
viewed May 2, 1997)
SAVE SOME ROOM...
unless it’s Atkins. Great ribs and beef in full force, you’ll also find some northern Rangoon, 565 Bryant St., Palo Alto NOW SERVING HOMEMADE
brisket are smoked on the premises, and specialties as well as desi Chinese, an In- (650) 325-8146 After more than 12 years,
steak bites and burgers are the main at- dian twist on Chinese cuisine. New low-fat Chef Mike Wong is still serving his expertly
traction. Gilroy garlic fries were, however, vegetarian lunch and dinner buffet. Huge prepared Burmese dishes at this charm-
in need of more garlic. There’s not a bad portions, good service. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 ingly informal downtown restaurant. The
seat in the house, as some 30 television a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11:30 food is an enticing combination of Chi-
sets make sure you don’t miss a play while a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. nese, Thai and Indian flavors. Modern,
you eat. If the game goes into overtime, $$ (Reviewed September 27, 2001) softly lighted atmosphere. Lunch Mon.-
be sure to order s’mores to share. Tues- Pasta ?, 326 University Ave., Palo Alto Sat: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner Mon.-
day-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun- (650) 328-4585 This bustling contempo- Thurs. 5 to 9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5 to 10
day-Monday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (open rary trattoria features a budget-conscious p.m. Closed Sunday. $$ (Reviewed No-
later on Super Bowl Sunday); open Satur- ervo
menu that caters to contemporary health vember 26, 2004)
day-Sunday at 9 a.m. for brunch on game concerns (selected pastas are served with ld
Ridgeside Cafe, 3140 Alpine Road, Suite Go
days; bar stays open until 2 a.m. (Re- no cheese, light oil, and little salt; red meat itas
viewed February 4, 2005) gets barely a mention) but it doesn’t try to
370, Ladera Country Shopper, Portola
Valley (650) 854-4166 Neighborhood
Olives Cafe, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford be adventurous. A second location is at restaurant that offers Mexican-American-
(650) 724-3160 This Mediterranean 160 Castro St. in Mountain View. Call (650) Italian comfort food with lots of variety, es-
eatery on Stanford University’s campus
serves grab-’n-go salads, gourmet sand-
wiches, snacks and desserts; along with a
938-4147. Daily 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $$-$$
(Reviewed December 12, 1997)
pecially in fish dishes and salads. Mon.-
Fri. breakfast 7-10 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.- In a Call ahead for pickup
cafeteria-style “hot” line offering pizzettas,
soups, and grilled combo plates. Mon.-Fri.
Peking Duck, 2310 El Camino Real, Palo
Alto (650) 856-3338 For this tiny and
quiet Chinese restaurant, their namesake
2:30 p.m.; dinner 5-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.
breakfast/brunch 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner
5-9 p.m. $$ (Reviewed May 19, 2000)
hurry? we have curbside parking
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed during the
summer. $ (Reviewed November 8, 2002)
is their specialty. Duck, vegetarian and
seafood specialties with a touch of Califor-
Ristorante Don Giovanni , 235 Castro Let us cater your next event!
St., Mountain View (650) 961-9749 A
Oregano’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 4546 El nia cuisine thrown in. Reservations accept- reliable bet for a good dinner and a relax- www.playagrill.com
Camino Real, Los Altos (650) 941-3600 ed. Daily 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $$ (Re-
Sure, the pizzas are abundant, but don’t viewed May 20, 2003)
ing evening out. The menu is sprawling Stanford Shopping Center between Bloomingdale’s & Macy’s • 650.323.8226
and the three or four daily specials are fre-
let a full menu page of them distract you. PF Changs China Bistro, 900 Stanford quently imaginative, with a pasta of the
You will also find some gems of pasta
dishes and at least a couple of mouth-wa-
tering salads. Pleasant decor, friendly and
consistent service. Mini personal pizzas
Shopping Center, Palo Alto (650) 330-
1782 Nationwide chain restaurant with
tasty Chinese-American dishes, some with
day, a risotto, one or two fish dishes and
sometimes veal on a mesquite wood-burn-
ing grill. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.
Le Pot au Feu
fusion flair. Dramatic Asian ambience, re- 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
only. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 4-
9:30 p.m. $$ (Reviewed September 5,
plete with reds, blacks and rich woods as $$$ (Reviewed November 28, 1997) New French Executive Chef
well as artifact-like sculptures and hand- Robaii, 496 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Original Pancake House, 420 South San
painted murals. Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight. $$-$$$ (Re-
(650) 325-1994 Lamb, chicken and
falafels highlight this small but authentic
Antonio Road, Los Altos (650) 559-9197 viewed July 12, 2002) menu. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. up to 6 guests with this ad
Get breakfast all day — at least until mid- Pho USA, 883 Hamilton Ave., Menlo Park noon-5 p.m. $ (Reviewed December 18,
afternoon. Pancakes and omelettes are the (650) 323-7759 This popular noodle 1998) Dinner 5-9:30 • Tues-Sun
highlights here; fresh fruit waffles excel too. house serves up big hot bowls of tradition- 1149 El Camino - Menlo Park - 650.322.4343
Family-friendly and crowded on weekend al Vietnamese beef broth with noodles —
mornings. Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.;
Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. $ (Reviewed Janu-
ary 5, 2000)
Osteria, 247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
(650) 328-5700 Osteria’s reputation was
built on house-made pasta, but the restau-
rant offers well-prepared chicken, veal and R E S T A U R A N T
fish, as well as daily specials. The pap-
pardelle Osteria, spinach raviolini and Classy Dining Experience & Fine Healthy Food
gnocchi are noteworthy. Desserts are deli-
cious. Décor is simple, service is efficient Reservations Always Accepted
and prices are fair. It can be crowded and Voted best Chinese food in 2004 by
noisy. Reservations are a must. Lunch
Palo Alto Weekly readers. Award Winning German-Style Lagers
Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner Mon.-
Sat. 5-10 p.m. $$$ (Reviewed April 23, Premium Liquors 7 Beverages
Pacific Athletic Club, 200 Redwood
Curbside pick-up • Valet parking Fresh Squeezed Juices
Shores Parkway, Redwood Shores (650)
593-4343 Pacific Athletic Club is the only 420 Ramona, Palo Alto New Specialty Drink Menu
gym we’re aware of where you can have (between University & Lytton)
your car valet parked and then eat a deca- Daily Food Specials • Children’s menu
dent lunch while you watch other people
work out. Off hours, the dining room is
650-328-8898 Sunday - Wednesday 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
available for corporate galas and social
events. Lunch only Mon.-Fri. 11:30-2 p.m. www.MandarinGourmet-PaloAlto.com Thursday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Available afternoons/evenings/weekends 640 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA
for corporate galas and social events. $$-
$$$ (Reviewed July 5, 2002) Delivery Available (650) 323-7723
Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 19
Movie reviews by Jeanne Aufmuth, Tyler Hanley and Susan Tavernetti
“The Perfect Man,” starring (l-r) Hilary Duff, Aria Wallace
and Heather Locklear, is far from the perfect movie.
his wealthy parents were murdered at the hands of thugs.
Bruce’s unease is fodder for evil thoughts and deeds, for the
darkest corners of the mind to spring their coiled demons. His
impossible anger over the untimely death of his loved ones has
strangled his grief and left Bruce an emotional shell of a man.
Life changes when he seeks spiritual wisdom in a faraway
land, engaging in “more than just a man” martial-arts training
“Howl’s Moving Castle,” the latest creation by Japanese visionary Hayao Miyazaki, offers breathtaking animation. with sinuously shady Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), and com-
ing into lockstep with members of the demonic League of
Shadows, who worship a New World Order.
Will Bruce forsake his father’s dream — the revitalization
of Gotham City — to quell his own demons? Or will he strike
at the heart of criminality by becoming a vigilante of the
Director Christopher Nolan of “Memento” fame has
breathed fresh air into the legend of the angst-ridden super-
hero. Nolan and company have succeeded in turning this DC
Comics classic into a neurotic but affecting tale of the perfect
Kudos to Bale, whose own bristly edge perfectly comple-
ments Batman’s perpetual search for personal salvation. Along
with trusty English butler Alfred Pennyworth (played to hu-
morous perfection by Michael Caine), Batman takes on
Gotham’s criminal element on a wing and a prayer and a
large measure of family pride.
Chemistry rules in this shadowy fantasy: between Bruce and
gal pal assistant D. A. Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes) who is
none the wiser as to his alter-ego; between Bruce and Alfred;
and between Batman and his blackened armor and sweet ride.
Best of show moments abound: Bruce in a sinister cloud of
Edgy Christian Bale, the latest “Batman,” is well-suited to playing the angst-ridden superhero. swirling bats set to a pounding Hans Zimmer beat; bad-boy
psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Crane (a freakish Cillian Murphy)
donning a frightful burlap mask and spreading panic-inducing
Howl’s Moving Castle ✭✭✭1/2 rhythms, brings its own ancient weirdness to the table. Dubbed
toxin; and intense Gotham cityscapes, suggesting Fritz Lang
(Aquarius) Japanese visionary Hayao Miyazaki (“Princess into English, the project takes on a different tenor, a curious-
ly American inflection that doesn’t jibe with its inherent mys- on crack.
Mononoke,” “Spirited Away”) brings another of his vibrant Narrative warmth is proffered in the form of one Lucius Fox
fever dreams to the big screen. ticism.
Christian Bale is solid as the conflicted Howl, but Billy (Morgan Freeman), a Wayne Enterprises lifer and the calm be-
Howl’s moving castle is a bucket of bolts on the exterior and neath the storm that may be Gotham’s undoing.
supernatural chaos within, a shape-shifting structure housing Crystal brings comic baggage to the hot-tempered Calcifer that
likely was not intended in the Japanese version. Edgy humor This fundamental Greek tragedy is marbled with veins of
the Wizard Pendragon (aka Howl), tiny minion Markl and comedy: humorous equipment failures and zingy one-liners
fiery demon sidekick Calcifer. turns slapstick in Crystal’s hands — not in keeping with the
dark tones of this imaginary work. that blend effortlessly with smart scripting. A few dumbed-
Howl isn’t your average self-assured wizard. He’s an ego- down moments cater to the action-only crowd, but are ulti-
centric, petulant creature who sulks and pouts but nonetheless “Howl’s Moving Castle” is a film that doesn’t shy away
from important lessons in humanity, of spirit in the face of ad- mately swallowed up by first-rate plot machinations and de-
attempts to bring peace to his kingdom through the power of liciously dastardly wrong-doers.
his magic. versity and the timeless powers of love and wisdom. A true
original. As summer blockbusters go this one’s a keeper.
Demons of greed and disreputable witches pepper the
dreamlike landscape and help mire our heroine — a lovely hat- Rated: PG-13 for violence and language. 2 hours, 20 minutes.
shop girl named Sophie transformed into a 90-year-old crone Rated: PG for disturbing images. 1 hour, 58 minutes.
by the wicked Witch of the Waste — in a perpetual state of — Jeanne Aufmuth
frustration. As she attempts to break the spell, she falls for — Jeanne Aufmuth
Howl in the process. Batman Begins ✭✭✭1/2
Miyazaki’s work is flawless, his breathtaking animation (Century 16, Century 12) The boy in the batsuit is bigger The Perfect Man ✭
born of a creative genius that knows no equal on any continent. and better than ever, thanks to a dark veil of secrecy and the (Century 16, Century 12) Hilary Duff’s cinematic offerings
My quibble isn’t with Miyazaki’s absurdly engaging narrative menacing genesis of family skeletons. are like a five-course meal that would have tyrannical chef
or surreal visuals, but with the English-language translation of To manipulate the fears of others you must first learn to con- Gordon Ramsay cursing for days. “Agent Cody Banks,” “The
his chimerical wonder. trol your own. These are words to live by in the life of poor Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “A Cinderella Story,” “Raise Your
Anime, the product of a specific culture and its primal little rich boy Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), who watched as Voice” and now “The Perfect Man” were all made using the
Page 20 • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Palo Alto Weekly
OPENINGS MOVIE TIMES
same rancid ingredients.
Unfortunately, her latest is the
nastiest of the bunch. Despite a
Note: Screenings are for Friday through Tuesday only.
The Adventures of Century 16: Fri., Sat., Mon. & Tue. at 12:20,
charismatic turn by Heather
Locklear and comic relief from
Sharkboy and Lavagirl
in 3-D (PG) ✭
2:40, 4:55, 7:10 & 9:20 p.m.; Sun. at 12:40, 4:55,
7:10 & 9:20 p.m. Century 12: 12:25, 5:05, 7:20 & NOT ONLY THE MUST-SEE MOVIE OF
9:55 p.m.; Fri., Sat., Mon. & Tue. also at 2:45 p.m.
Carson Kressley (of Bravo’s
“Queer Eye for the Straight Après Vous (R) ✭✭✭ Century 16: 11:40 a.m.; 2:30, 5, 7:25 & 9:55 p.m. THE SUMMER, IT’S THE FILM OF THE YEAR!”
Guy”), “The Perfect Man” is far Batman Begins Century 16: 11 & 11:45 a.m.; 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3, -Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV
from the perfect movie. The (PG-13) ✭✭✭1/2 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:15, 8, 8:45, 9:30 & 10:30 p.m.
“ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST FILMS.
stereotypical characters are Century 12: 12:15, 1:15, 3:30, 4:30, 6:45, 7:45 &
bland, the storyline is tasteless
and Duff whines more than a
Napa Valley vineyard. Check
Century 16: 12:35, 3:55, 7:05 & 10:20 p.m.
Century 12: 12:35, 3:45, 7:15 & 10:30 p.m. Two thumbs way up for ‘Batman Begins.’ ”
please. Crash (R) ✭✭✭✭ CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 2:30, 5:10, 7:50 & -EBERT & ROEPER
10:20 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at noon.
Jean Hamilton (Locklear) is
the single mother of two adoring Enron: The Smartest Guild: 7 & 9:45 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 2 & 4:30 “Without question “A BRILLIANT,
Guys in the Room p.m.
daughters, teenager-with-angst (Not Rated) ✭✭✭1/2 THE BEST complex, intelligent
Holly (Duff) and bubbly adoles-
Herbie: Fully Loaded Century 16: Sun. at 2:40 p.m. Century 12: Sun. at ‘BATMAN’ EVER.” action thriller.”
cent Zoe (newcomer Aria Wal- (G) (Sneak Preview) 2:45 p.m.
-Joel Siegel, -Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV
lace). Jean’s life is nomadic at GOOD MORNING AMERICA
The Honeymooners Century 16: 11:15 a.m.; 1:25, 3:30, 5:55, 8:10 &
best and pathetic at worst. Every (PG-13) (Not Reviewed) 10:25 p.m. Century 12: 11:20 a.m.; 1:30, 3:40,
time a relationship goes awry 5:50, 8 & 10:15 p.m.
Jean packs her bags and uproots Howl’s Moving Castle Aquarius: 7 & 9:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. also at 11 a.m.;
the girls, moving to a new city (PG) ✭✭✭1/2 1:40 & 4:20 p.m.
where she can repeat the Ladies in Lavender Aquarius: 7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. also at 11:30 a.m.;
process. (PG-13) ✭✭✭ 2:10 & 4:50 p.m.
Naturally, Holly is fed up with Layer Cake (R) ✭✭✭✭ Aquarius: 10 p.m.
her wayward lifestyle — a frus-
The Longest Yard Century 16: 11:50 a.m.; 2:20, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:05
tration that has her inventing (PG-13) ✭✭ p.m. Century 12: 11:30 a.m.; 2, 4:35, 7:10 & 9:45
“the perfect man” for mom so p.m.
the family can stay put. Conver- Mad Hot Ballroom CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 1:50, 4:20, 7 & 9:35
sations with her new friend’s (PG) ✭✭✭1/2 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. also at 11:15 a.m.
charming uncle (Chris Noth as Madagascar (PG) ✭✭1/2 Century 16: 11:05 a.m.; 1:10, 3:20, 5:35, 7:40 &
Ben) quickly inspire Holly to 9:50 p.m. Century 12: 11:15 a.m.; 1:25, 3:35, 5:45,
send her mom flowers, mail ro- 7:55 & 10:05 p.m.
mantic love letters and exchange Mr. & Mrs. Smith (PG-13) ✭ Century 16: 11:30 a.m.; 1, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:30,
sensitive e-mails. Although Jean 7:45, 9:10 & 10:25 p.m. Century 12: 11:10 a.m.;
thinks she’s being swooned by a 12:20, 1:55, 3:20, 4:40, 6:15, 7:30, 9 & 10:10 p.m.
jet-setting gentleman, Holly is The Perfect Man (PG) ✭ Century 16: 12:30, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:10 p.m.
behind the curtain tugging her Century 12: 11:25 a.m.; 1:50, 4:20, 7 & 9:35 p.m. Century Theatres Century Theatres Century Theatres SEE DIRECTORY
mom’s heartstrings like a pup- Saving Face (R) Century 16: 3:15, 5:20, 7:30 & 9:40 p.m. CENTURY PARK 12
Redwood City DIGITAL
CENTURY 12 DOWNTOWN
San Mateo DIGITAL
CENTURY PLAZA 10
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Messages about honesty and NOW PLAYING Rated: PG for mild action and rude humor.
commitment get lost and the 1 hour, 34 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed June
teen-girl crowd this film is 10, 2005)
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
aimed at should catch something in 3-D ✭ Apres Vous ✭✭✭
else this weekend — they’ll like- (Century 16, Century 12) Has Robert Ro- (Century 16) Good Samaritan Antoine (Au-
ly find more pleasure from see- driguez lost his way? I’d like to give the in- teuil) enjoys his job as a waiter at a Paris WINNER WINNER WINNER
ing Christian Bale in a batsuit. surgent director the benefit of the doubt brasserie and dotes on girlfriend Christine Chicago
but I’m hard-pressed considering the juve- (Marilyn Canto). On a dark evening en
nile, haphazard nature of this absurd chil- route to meet his lady love, Antoine stum- WINNER OFFICIAL OFFICIAL
Rated: PG for some mildly sug- dren’s fantasy. The story centers on 10- bles across the despondent Louis (Jose
gestive content. 1 hour, 40 min- year-old Max (Cayden Boyd), a dreamy Garcia) who is trying to hang himself from
utes. outcast with warring parents (David Ar- a tree. Antoine does the decent thing and OFFICIAL
quette and Kristin Davis). Max’s fantasy rescues the man from a tragic fate but Seattle
world is focused on Planet Drool, where Louis is anything but grateful. Lovesick
— Tyler Hanley Shark Boy (Taylor Lautner as the lad lost at and depressed, he just wants to die. Not if
sea and raised by sharks) and Lava Girl Antoine has a say in it. With cheerful bon-
(Taylor Dooley as an adolescent spitfire homie he takes Louis under his wing, a
with flame-throwing hands) team up to generous act that segues into a 10-car
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ing of consequence transpires. Perfor-
mances are dismal across the boards; only
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PLAYING FOR SHOWTIMES
Boyd offers a smidgeon of spark. Skip it.
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Ewan McGregor (middle), Jimmy Smits and Yoda co-star in “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.”
(continued from previous page)
Cinderella Man ✭✭✭
(Century 16, Century 12) Oscar winner Rus-
sell Crowe is masterful in this squeaky-clean
biopic of triumph-over-the-odds prizefighter
James J. Braddock, a legend in his own
time. Ron Howard’s affecting drama is a tale
of true grit in the face of insurmountable
odds. Jimmy B. is on his game and rising up
the ranks of professional boxing when the
rug is pulled out from under him in the form
of the Great Depression. Quick as a wink, the
lean, mean fighting machine is buried in debt
and scrambling for extra cash to put food on
the table for wife Mae (Renee Zellweger) and
their three small children. Down but not out,
Jimmy relies on hard work, outsized pride
and the goodness of manager Joe Gould
(Paul Giamatti) to scrape by. With the threat
of poverty shadowing every move, Jimmy
shifts his focus to hardscrabble dock work
and loses his touch in the ring. Gould, master
of the snappy comeback and a wily promoter
to boot, won’t give up on his golden boy.
Desperate to bolster his wounded rep, Jim-
my works his way up the fight chain of com-
mand as fans sit up and take notice. “Cin-
derella Man” is sure to be a summer crowd
pleaser. Rated: PG-13 for language and
sports violence. 2 hours, 24 minutes. — J.A.
(Reviewed June 3, 2005)
(CineArts) A melancholy detective named
Graham Waters (Don Cheadle) hooks up with
his white partner (Jennifer Esposito) for busi-
ness and pleasure, deriving little from either.
On the side he copes with an aging mother
who is pinning her hopes on Graham’s ne’er-
do-well brother Peter (Larenz Tate), who gets
his own kicks from petty theft and car-jack-
ing. Shortly after Peter jacks the tony wheels
of Brentwood snob Jean Cameron (Sandra
Bullock) and her uptight D.A. hubby Rick
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(Brendan Fraser), Jean hurls angry insults at Fred Astaire nor Ginger Rogers, and they 2005) jeans that improbably (and scientifically im- a dire dilemma concerning his beloved, preg-
her Mexican locksmith Daniel (Michael Pena). don’t necessarily dream of tripping the light possibly) fits each of them perfectly. The ob- nant secret wife Padme (Natalie Portman).
As the players navigate the dense grey area fantastic. But the devoted educators of their Mr. & Mrs. Smith ✭ jective is to wear the pants for a week and The setting may be in a galaxy far, far away
between black and white, intolerance and local public schools have something in mind (Century 16, Century 12) As Jane Smith (An- FedEx them on to the next girl, along with a but the thematic issues are close, close to
understanding, it’s anyone’s guess what ten- for them: a mandatory 10-week ballroom gelina Jolie) confides, “Everyone has their lit- journal entry chronicling seven days of ad- home. Using fear tactics, the chilling Chan-
sile reaction is lurking around the next corner. dancing course and city-wide competition tle secrets.” And like every spouse, John venture. The four lead actresses offer frank, cellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) expects the
“Crash” pushes the envelope in the way that that offers valuable lessons in discipline, eti- Smith (Brad Pitt) sometimes feels like killing nuanced performances that span the emo- Senate to vote him emergency powers for
only sharp and challenging material can; cer- quette and self-esteem. Tango, swing, slide, his wife — over their humdrum suburban ex- tional rainbow. The target audience is likely the Republic’s war efforts against the Sith
tain to be on my Best List come year end. rumba and the merengue all get their time in istence or those expensive, ugly curtains. fans of Ann Brashares’ best-selling novel of Lord’s ruthless attacks. A middle-aged Obi-
Rated: R for language, nudity and violence. 1 the sun. Production values are raw and first- Screenwriter Simon Kinberg (“XXX: State of the same name, but this winsome coming- Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) voices his un-
hour, 40 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed May 6, time director Marilyn Agrelo intermittently los- the Union”) took this premise literally: The of-ager is a winner for all. Rated: PG for ma- easiness over this unusual move, and even
2005) es her focus, but the project teems with nat- Smiths are assassins-for-hire who don’t ture themes and language. 2 hours. — J.A. Anakin questions whether the war is destroy-
ural humor and grace. “Ballroom” is mad, hot know about each other’s covert operations (Reviewed June 3, 2005) ing their democratic principles. A clunky start
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room entertainment. Rated: PG for mature themes. until a target (Adam Brody) gets double- and awkward dialogue doesn’t diminish the
✭✭✭1/2 1 hour, 50 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed May booked. Their bosses order them to kill each Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the delight of being reunited with iconic charac-
(Guild) This is the cautionary tale of co-con- 27, 2005) other. Failing to make a commitment to char- Sith ✭✭✭ ters ranging from R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and
spirators Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, and acter development or genre, “Mr. & Mrs. (Century 16, Century 12) George Lucas had C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to the syntax-chal-
CFO Andy Fastow, a smoke-and-mirrors tri- Madagascar ✭✭1/2 Smith” feels like a bad relationship that goes the complex task of tying together all the sto- lenged Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz). This third
umph masking the ultimate human tragedy. (Century 16, Century 12) Cute and cuddly on way too long. Rated: PG-13 for se- ry strings before and after Anakin Skywalker and last-to-be-made chapter of the space
Manned by America’s best and brightest, en- creatures populate this erratically humorous quences of violence, intense action, sexual (Hayden Christensen) crosses over to the odyssey may not soar to new heights but
ergy-trading Enron was the shining star in the action adventure from the fine folks who content and brief strong language. 1 hour, 55 dark side, shedding his righteous Jedi ways marshals enough substance and storytelling
constellation of big business. Behind the brought you “Shrek” and “Shark Tale.” Chris minutes. — S.T. (Reviewed June 10, 2005) for Darth Vader’s evil blackness. Free will and to satisfy fans. Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi vio-
scenes the villainous powerbrokers were di- Rock headlines as Marty the Zebra, an destiny toss this noble hero — with his angry, lence and some intense images. 2 hours, 20
verting company profits to personal accounts angst-ridden genus equus from New York’s arrogant edge and tragic human flaw — into minutes. — S.T. (Reviewed May 18, 2005)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
and manipulating earnings while continuing Central Park Zoo who’s pondering the mean- ✭✭✭
to market themselves as the decade’s ing of life. Marty’s discontent washes over his
“Stunningly Beautiful! A Visionary Triumph!”
(Century 16, Century 12) Carmen, Lena, Tib-
biggest success story. In the vein of Michael captive brethren: Melman the hypochondriac by and Bridget (America Ferrera, Alexis
Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” (but less op-ed) Giraffe (David Schwimmer), Alex king-of-the- Bledel, Amber Tamblyn and Blake Lively)
“Enron” hones in on the rise and fall of the urban-jungle Lion (Ben Stiller), Gloria the glo- Glenn Kenny, PREMIERE
have stuck with each other through thick and
corporate titans with thrilling acumen and rious Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) — and a thin, through bras, braces, divorces and
creative style. Not rated, but should be R for restless malaise sets in. A passel of perky deaths. They’ve never been parted, until the
nudity and profanity. 1 hour, 50 minutes. — penguins planning to tunnel out to Antarctica momentous summer that alters their young
J.A. (Reviewed April 29, 2005) plant the seed of a grand escape into the lives in new and profound ways. Fate steps in
wild. Though not on par with the classics, and scatters the girls to the four corners dur-
Ladies in Lavender ✭✭✭ “Madagascar” is still substantial enough to ing their 16th summer. But the foursome
(Aquarius) Veterans Maggie Smith and Judi please the kiddies. Rated: PG for mildly off- fights back with a poignant pact, composed
Dench are the perfect bookends: spinster color situations and bathroom humor. 1 hour, with the help of a mystical pair of thrift-shop
sisters Janet and Ursula Widdington, who 26 minutes. — J.A. (Reviewed May 27,
live an insular life in a quiet coastal town out-
side of Cornwall circa 1936. Life is safe and CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY WITH HERBIE!
CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY WITH HERBIE!
predictable, based on the simple dramas of
volatile weather, daily beachcombing and de-
licious teas prepared by cantankerous
housekeeper Mrs. Dorcas (Miriam Mar-
golyes). Fate intervenes, however, when the
sisters find a handsome young stranger
SEE IT NOW!
washed up on their beach and badly injured. SORRY, NO PASSES
The pair takes him under their wings and
nurse him back to health with the help of the
village doctor (David Warner as Dr. Mead).
Smith and Dench are pitch perfect as the “
core around which “Ladies” revolves, shifting
with pathos and sentiment. Ladies” is a
creeping Morning Glory of a film, slowly blos-
soming into its unkempt beauty. Rated: PG
for adult suggestion. 1 hour, 55 minutes. —
A KNOCKDOWN, DRAG-OUT
J.A. (Reviewed May 13, 2005)
2:00 SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW 2:45
Layer Cake ✭✭✭✭
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sinks his teeth into this snap-crackle-pop “
mobster classic and holds on with kinetic
Regular engagement begins this Wednesday, June 22
gusto. In the words of our unnamed hero BE PART OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE DISNEYLAND RESORT David Sheehan, HOLLYWOOD CLOSE-UPS
(Craig): make hay while the sun shines. He’s
an ordinary businessman whose chief com-
modity happens to be cocaine and he’s milk-
ing every moment. Even the pleasurable
perks of the chemical market can wear thin
and the unnamed man wants out, as he ra-
tionalizes in droll voice over. It’s not as easy
THUMBS UP.” – EBERT & ROEPER
as it seems, considering the tangled web of
deceit and betrayal that twists its way
through an anxious pecking order of manly
mobsters. Tension mounts as our sexy op- “IT’S BETTER THAN
portunist navigates his way through one last
sticky gig that promises a proper payday. Di- THE ORIGINAL
rector Matthew Vaughn’s convulsive under-
world writhes with heat. Rated: R for exces-
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
sive language and violence. 1 hour, 50 min-
utes. — J.A. (Reviewed May 20, 2005)
The Longest Yard ✭✭
(Century 16, Century 12) Disgraced MVP
quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler)
lands himself in Texas’ rough Allenville Peni- REVENGE OF THE SITH
tentiary after taking his rich girlfriend’s Bentley
on a drunken joy ride. Allenville’s claim to “THE FORCE THE SAGA IS COMPLETE
fame is its guard-led football team, and the
prison’s underhanded warden (James
Cromwell as Warden Hazen) is aching for an- WITH IT.”
other inter-penitentiary title. Hazen blackmails – USA TODAY
Crewe into forming a team of convicts to
take on the guards. The game should be a
wash, but Crewe and his coaching sidekick
(Chris Rock) have loftier ambitions: Beat the
guards and revel in the bragging rights.
“Yard” has its share of pigskin thrills and San-
dler silliness, but ultimately serves as another
example of a remake that fails to score. Rat-
ed: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, vio-
lence, language and drug references. 1 hour, AT THIS THEATRE
49 minutes. — T.H. (Reviewed May 27,
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4th of July Celebration Picnic and music
The best of what’s happening on the Midpeninsula
Introducing the Cantor Arts Center Do-
cent-led tours featuring a sampling of ob-
The Rick Powers Band plus Greypool fea-
Cluster: Lukas Felzmann Exhibition of
black and white photographs, which illumi-
Barry Eisler Reading and Signing “Killing
by “Plan B.” July 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. jects from various eras and cultures. nate flock movements of bird migrations,
turing Lynette Montu Sat., June 18, noon. Rain. “ Thu., June 23, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s
$8 members, $10 non-members. Purchase Wednesdays, noon; Saturdays and Sun- natural accumulations, and structures. June
Bring a picnic. Free. Mitchell Park Bowl, Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
tickets by June 26. Little House Activity days, 1 p.m. Through Dec. 20. Cantor Arts 18-Sept. 4. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5
600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.
Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Call p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Palo
326-2025. peninsulavolunteers.org. 725-0000. Cantor Arts Center. Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto. Humanist Forum “Father’s Day”, readings
Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, On Stage Call 329-2366. www.cityofpaloalto.org/art and poems honoring dads, presented by
Arts, Wine and Leisure Benefit Auction center. Meg Bowman. June 19, 11 a.m. Mitchell
Sat., June 18, preview 4-6 p.m.; auction 6- Community Day Celebrating 30 years. In- Bellini’s opera, “La Sonnambula” By the
cludes live music, Arlene Blum, inspira- Park Center, 3800 Middlefield Rd., Palo
9 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will ben- California Opera Compant. Sat., June 18, Keeble & Shuchat Photography Pho-
tional speaker, children activities, face Alto. Call 328-6659. www.humanists.org..
efit Occupational Knowledge International, 1-4 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 tographs of Paris and Cologne as well as
an environmental non-profit organization. painting, and refreshments. Sat., June 18, Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. a variety of color photographs of scenes June Community Forums 11 a.m. June
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo 1-4 p.m. Free. Lytton Gardens Campus , peninsulavolunteers.org. and animals by Terry Shuchat. Through 22: “2nd Chance 4 Pets”; June 29: “Eval-
Alto. Call (415) 362 9898. www.cityof 656 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 617-7333. July 13. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon.- uating Senior Housing Options.” Free. Lit-
Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” Kids A Hot-
paloalto.org/artcenter. www.lyttongardens.org. Sat. Keeble & Shuchat Photography, 290 tle House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave.,
dog Suppertime show, performed on the
Third Annual Palo Alto Chamber of Com- Magic Castle Stage in the Secret Garden. California Ave., Palo Alto. Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. peninsulavol
Blood Drive Sponsored by The Volunteer unteers.org.
Ministers of the Church of Scientology and merce Golf Tournament Benefits KARA, Through June 25, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: PACT
an organization which provides services Box Office, Tue.-Sat., 1:30-6 p.m. $3 chil- “Leaf” A “pocket exhibition” revealing three
the Stanford Blood Center. Sat., June 18, 11 June Tuesday Teas 2 p.m. June 21: “Yel-
to those who are grieving a death or fac- dren, $6 adults. Palo Alto Children’s The- different approaches in art making in col-
a.m.-3 p.m. Call for an appointment/bring lowstone Treasures”; June 28: “Driving Is-
ing a life-threatening illness. Dinner and atre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call laboration with nature. In conjunction with
photo ID. Dianetics and Scientology Life Im- sues for Seniors.” Free. Refreshments will
auction only tickets also available. June 463-4970. “Leaf” is an interactive project for the pub-
provement Information Center, 331 Castro be served. Little House Activity Center, 800
20. Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, lic by Mari Andrews, who is creating a net-
Street, Mountain View. Call 969-5262. “Dolly West’s Kitchen” Presented by The- Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.
3000 Alexis Dr., Palo Alto. Call 324-3127. like structure onto which the public may
atreWorks. Directed by Robert Kelley. peninsulavolunteers.org.
Dinner Lecture on Hearing Loss By the www.paloaltochamber.com. cluster leaf sculptures. June 18-Sept. 4.
Opticon Company. June 30, 4 p.m.; 5 p.m. Through July 10. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.; Michael Chorost Reading and Signing
dinner, and music by “The Jeweltones.” Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 Sun., 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 “Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer
and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. $20-
Purchase tickets by June 24, noon. $2 Benefits $52. Mountain View Center for the Per-
Newell Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-2366 . Made Me More Human.” Wed., June 22,
members, $5 guests. Little House Activity Ames Child Care Center’s Charity Golf www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter. 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino
Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call forming Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.
Tournament Fri., June 17, 1 p.m. Pro-
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ceeds benefit Ames Child Care Center.
“That Scoundrel Scapin” Adapted from through Dec. 31. Cantor Arts Center do-
Father’s Day Concert With ZunZun and 3- Moffett Field Golf Club, 750 MFF/Svbg Nick Hornby Reading and Signing “Horn-
Moliere, directed by Amy Himes. June 24, cents provide background on the architec-
piece band Chuchumbe. Lawn seating. Onizuki Air Station750, Mountain View. Call by.” Tue., June 21, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s
8 p.m. Part of the 7th Annual Mid-Peninsula ture, carvings, mosaics and stained glass
Bring blankets or chairs, and a picnic din- 564-9285. accc.arc.nasa.gov. Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Shakespeare Festival. Performed outdoors, windows of the church and its restoration
ner. Sun., June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. after the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989. Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com.
$7.50/child, $12 student/senior, $15/adult. dress warmly. Mid-Peninsula High School,
Concerts 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Call 322- Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stan-
Hidden Villa Farm & Wilderness Preserve, ford. www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva.
26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos. Call 949- Brown Bag Concert Series June 23 and 3261. www.menloplayersguild.org. Family and Kids
8653. www.hiddenvilla.org. 30, noon-1 p.m. Free. Cogswell Plaza, cor- “The Tragedy of King Lear” by William New Art Show Traditional techniques: wa- Father’s Day Pillow Fight Swing a pillow
Friends of Menlo Park Library Basement, ner of Lytton and Ramona streets, Palo Shakespeare June 18-19 and 25, 8 p.m. tercolor on paper and oil on canvas pre- at dad. June 19, 10:30 a.m., food, music,
Alto. Free. Part of the 7th Annual Mid-Peninsula sented by artists Alexandr Rapoport and and balloons; 11 a.m. pillow fight. Mitchell
Mini Sale Includes used books, hard-
bound fiction, literature and history. Sat., Shakespeare Festival. Performed outside, Jennefer Shpilman. Reception Sat., June Park, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call
June 18, 10 a.m-2 p.m. Menlo Park Li- dress warmly. Mid-Peninsula High School, 18, 3-7 p.m. Sheridan Apartments, 360 (415) 572-8759. www.parentleaders.org.
brary, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 325- 1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Call 322- Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto. Call 330-1623.
3261. www.menloplayersguild.org. www.designart.cc. Summer Bible Club Serengeti Trek Vaca-
3001. www.friendsmpl.org. tion Bible School for 4 year olds-5th grade.
“The Two Gentlemen of Verona” by June 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon. $50. Games,
Stevenson House Resident Art Show
William Shakespeare June 17 and 26, 8 crafts, snacks, stories, songs, and t-shirt.
“Painterly Monoprints” showcases the
OF NOTE p.m. Free. Performed outdoors, dress
warmly. Part of the 7th Annual Mid-Penin-
work of student artists. Through June 17.
Stevenson House, 455 East Charleston
Peninsula Bible Church, 3505 Middlefield
Rd., Palo Alto. Call 494-3840 x218.
sula Shakespeare Festival. Mid-Peninsula www.pbc.org.
Road, Palo Alto. Call 494-1944.
High School, 1340 Willow Road, Menlo
Park. Call 322-3261. www.menloplayers “Trusting Woods to Tempest Sea:” Wacky Wednesday P and T Puppets pres-
guild.org. ents “Dragoon”, a puppet show about a
Robert McCauley 1991-2004, a mid-ca-
dragon egg discovered and adopted by an
reer overview of paintings and mixed me-
explorer. June 22, 3:30 p.m. Ages 3 and
dia works, which are loaned primarily from
Auditions Bay Area sources. Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10
up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palo
Auditions For the Men’s Harmony Cho- Alto City Library. Mitchell Park Library, 3700
a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
rus. “The Peninsulaires” are accepting au- Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-2134.
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo
ditions for all ages. Tuesdays, 7:30-10:30 www.cityofpaloalto.org/library/kids-teens.
Alto. Call 329-2366. www.cityofpaloal
p.m. Call or see web site for more details. to.org/artcenter.
Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Mid-
dlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 917-2100. Una Mjurka, Ceramic Sculptor Through Teen Activities
www.barbershop-harmony.org/. July 31. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 Volunteer Summer Internships Available in
p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mohr Gallery, organic farming and gardening, camp ad-
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. ministration and community education.
Exhibits Call 917-6800, ext 306. www.arts4all.org. Volunteers expected to work 16-20
Art Exhibit: “Philippine Art Exhibit” hours/week for one month. Minimum age
Through June 23, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 Vanishing Worlds: Art and Ritual in Ama- 16. Please call or email for an information
p.m. All invited. Paul Allen Center for Inte- zonia Celebrates ceremonies and rites of packet. Through Aug. Hidden Villa, 26870
grated Systems, 420 Via Palou, Stanford. passage unique to these people. Included Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills. Call 949-8655.
Call 725-3622. cis.stanford.edu/~mari are regalia headdresses, costumes, deco- www.hiddenvilla.org.
gros. rations, furniture, and ceramics. Through
Aug. 21. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita
Art Reception and Bowl Ceremony With Drive, Stanford. Call 725-4657.
Karma Mofett. Sat., June 18, art reception Seniors
National Showcase of New Plays 7 p.m., free; bowl ceremony, 8 p.m., $18. “Visions of the Golden State” Oil and Acupuncture Mondays, through June. by
Avalon Art and Yoga Center, 370 California Acrylic paintings by Julia Seelos Exhibits appointment 9 a.m.-noon. $20. Provided
The “National Showcase of New Plays” will take place June 20-25 by Koichi Miyashita, licensed acupunctur-
Ave, Palo Alto. Call 324-2517. www.ava 25 oil and acrylic paintings of our state.
at Stanford University. The festival will feature 18 new plays from the- lonyoga.com. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Non-members ist. Avenidas Senior Center, 450 Bryant
atres around the United Sates, performed as staged readings. The six- Auguste Rodin Sculpture Tour Wednes- must call ahead. Through June 26. Fre- St., Palo Alto. Call 326-5362 ext.23.
day showcase will be co-presented by the National Center for New mont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino www.avenidas.org.
days, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.; Sun-
Place, Los Altos HIlls. Call 948-8261. Japan Culture Appreciation Day Wed.,
Plays at Stanford and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. days, 3 p.m. Docent-led tours survey the
collection of Rodin bronzes. Through Dec. June 22, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Japanese
Each play will be performed twice in campus venues that include
31. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, “Web/Metamorphosis:” Yuriko Yam- lunch $2/$5. Call for reservations. Cub-
Annenberg Auditorium, Pigott Hall and lecture halls in Jordan Hall and Stanford. Call 725-0000. www.stan berley Community Center, 4000 Middle-
aguchi An installation with rows of four,
the Cummings Art Building. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 ford.edu/dept/ccva. carved cedar, biomorphic abstractions
field Rd., Palo Alto. Call 854-8897.
seniors (60+) and $5 students. For more information please visit Cantor Arts Center “Shini-e: The Perfor- whose scale corresponds to that of a hu- Massage Appointments Tuesdays, Thurs-
www.ncnpatstanford.org. Shown above is Patrick MacKellan, who per- mance of Death in Japanese Kabuki Actor man organ. June 18-Sept. 4. Hours: Tue.- days and Fridays, through June. 30-minute
formed in readings last month. Prints.” Through July 24. Woodblock prints Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 7-9 p.m.; Sun., massages, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $20 mem-
from Japan’s “Floating World.” Cantor Arts 1-5 p.m. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell bers/$25 non-members. Avenidas Senior
Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. Call Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329-2366 . www.city Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
725-4177. www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva/. ofpaloalto.org/artcenter. 5362 ext.23. www.avenidas.org.
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Reiki Sessions Eastern healing therapy by
appointment, Wednesdays, through June,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Avenidas Senior Cen-
ter, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
5362 ext.23. www.avenidas.org. The Bowman program builds confidence,
creativity and academic excellence.
Health Lower School - Grades K-5
Breast Cancer Q&A Session A physician
and therapist address medical questions Middle School - Grades 6-8
and concerns of breast cancer patients,
family, and friends. Free admission. Thurs- Individualized, self-directed program
days, through June, 5:30-7 p.m. CBHP, Rich international and cultural studies
545 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-6686.
www.cbhp.org. Proven, Montessori approach
Health Information Professional research State-of-the-art facility
librarian available to research health topics,
prescription medications and much more. Low student-teacher ratio
Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. By appoint-
ment. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. San Francisco Choral Artists www.bowmanschool.org
Call 326-5362 ext.23. www.avenidas.org. “On Wings of Song,” a musical program directed by Magen 4000 Terman Drive • Palo Alto, CA • Tel: 650-813-9131
Solomon, will take place June 24 at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Classes/Workshops Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. In celebration of the San Fran-
Boys and Discipline 3-8 years Parenting cisco Choral Artists’ 20th Anniversary Season, the program will include
workshop, Tue., June 21, 7-9 p.m. with Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, Carter’s Musicians Wrestle Everywhere,
Jomary Hilliard. Explore what is unique Elgar’s There is Sweet Music, Finzi’s My Spirit Sang All Day, Sametz’s
to setting limits with boys. $30, registra-
tion required. Parents Place, 913 Emer- I Have Had Singing, Vaughan Williams’ Silence and Music and Re-
son St., Palo Alto. Call 688-3040. naissance works by Goudimel, L’Estocart and Sweelinck. Tickets are
www.ParentsPlaceOnline.org. $22 general admission, $17 seniors (65+) and $12 per person for a
German Language Class Conversation is group of six or more. For more information please visit www.sfca.org.
emphasized, and basic grammar is cov-
ered. Tuesdays, June 21-July 19, 7-9:15
p.m. $55. Palo Alto High School, 50 Em-
barcadero Rd., Palo Alto. Call 329.3752. That Makes Me So Mad Child Anger, 3- Religion/Spirituality
8 years Parenting workshop, Wed., June
Handling Bullies Class will help provide Compassion and Choices Barbara
22, 7-9 p.m. with Sue Dinwiddie. Examine
your child with a non-violent, non-con- Coombs-Lee, speaks on the rights of the
children’s anger and coping strategies.
frontational method to approach bullying. terminally ill, recent advances in palliative
$30. Pre-registration required. Parents
Parent and one child: $35 residents /$40 care, and the human dimension of caring
Place, 913 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call
non-residents, ages 5-15, 6:30-7:45 p.m. for someone who is terminally ill. Sun.,
Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Mid- June 19, 10:30 a.m. Music by George
dlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 463-4900. Bunn, flute, and Josie Stultz, cello. Unitar-
www.cityofpaloalto.org/enjoy. ian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E.
Film Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. Call 494-0541.
Handling Parental Anger ages 3-8 Par-
Kultur Movie Series Wednesday, 1:30 www.uucpa.org.
enting workshop, Wed., June 29, 7-9 p.m.
p.m.: June 22: “The Quiet Man”; June 29: Meditation and Self Development Begin-
with Sue Dinwiddie. Analyze adult anger
toward children: triggers and responses.
“My Left Foot.” $1 for members, $2 non- ners and experienced meditators wel- Hanging Fire by Claudia Allen
members Little House Activity Center, 800 come. Ongoing Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Do-
$30, registration required. Parents Place, Submitted by Florida Stage (The Palm Beaches)
Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. nations welcome. Pathways to Self Heal-
913 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 688-
peninsulavolunteers.org. ing, 4153 A El Camino Way, Palo Alto. Call The Cataract by Lisa D’amour
Life in the Fast Lane Helping teens man- “The Take” Fri., June 17, 8 p.m. Shows 949-3106. www.psh.org. Submitted by Perishable Theatre (Providence)
age stress and peer pressure. Wed., June ordinary visionaries as they reclaim their
work, dignity, and democracy. Sponsored
22, 7-9 p.m. First parent, $29; second par-
by PPJC, World Centric, and Peace Um- Volunteers Monday, June 20 - Saturday June 25
ent $19. Scholarships available. Sponsored
by Goodparents. Mitchell Park Communi- brella. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Become a Project Read Tutor-Help an at Stanford University
ty Center, 3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. Call Adult Learn to Love Reading Project
Call (408) 727-5437. www.goodpar 326-8837. www.peaceandjustice.org or Read-Menlo Park will hold its next volun- For a complete listing visit our web site at
www.worldcentric.org or www.uucpa.org. teer tutor training June 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo
Meditative Yoga Freedom, expansion and
balance through inner strength and grace.
Park. Call 330-2525. www.menloparkli For tickets call 650-724-5796
Taught by Andrea Lenox. June 15-July 25.
Mondays, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, “Aloha In The Bay” 5/10K run/walk Sat., Canopy’s Tree Care Survey Canopy is
9:30-11 a.m. Unity Church, 3391 Middle- June 18, 7:30 a.m. registration; 8:15 a.m. looking for volunteers to survey the health
field Rd., Palo Alto. Call 857-0919. race. Benefiting Mountain View Police De- of young street trees. Choose from two
partment “Dreams and Futures” Program. sessions: Wed., June 22, 5:30-8 p.m.;
Raising a Highly Sensitive Child 2-7 years Cash and checks only. Shoreline Park, Sat., June 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Training will be
Parenting workshop, Tue., July 12, 9:30- Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Call 218- provided/no experience necessary. Ramos
11:30 a.m. with Sylvia Ford. Understand 7386. www.alohainthebay.org. Park, Ross Road and Meadow, Palo Alto.
the behaviors of children who are easily Call 964-6110. www.canopy.org.
overwhelmed by situations or sensations. Stanford Youth Sports Festival June 25.
$30, registration required. Parents Place, Sports clinics for children ages 8-14, and Volunteers Needed Through Sept. To help
913 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 688- two seminars that will look at the role care for over 2000 injured and orphaned
3040. www.ParentsPlaceOnline.org. sports play in society. Lunchtime speakers wild animals. Call or e-mail wildlife@bat-
will be Mark Madsen and Troy Walters. The net.com for more information. Wildlife Res-
Raising Children Multilingual birth-6 cue, 4000 Middlefield Rd. , Palo Alto. Call
years Parenting workshop, Tue., June 28, first 1000 kids to register receive a free
Nike t-shirt. Go to website to register. Stan- 494-7926. www.wildliferescue.ws.
7-9 p.m. with Sylvia Ford. Learn the de-
velopmental characteristics of multilingual ford Athletic Facilities, 641 East Campus
Dr., Stanford. Call 724-3910. www.gostan-
children and explore ways to help them
ford.com. Support Groups
retain and build on the languages they are Caregivers Support Group Find resources,
learning. $30, registration required. Par- Tae Kwon Do Classes held year round. make friends, share solutions, reduce
ents Place, 913 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 p.m.; Sun- stress. Practical methods for caring for
Call 688-3040. www.ParentsPlaceOn days, 12:15 p.m. Ages 12 years old to yourself and others. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
line.org. adults are welcomed. Palo Alto Family through Dec. 14. Mt. View Senior Center,
Stress Relief Workshop: “Causes and YMCA, 3412 Ross Rd., Palo Alto. Call 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Cures” Presented by Doctors’ Speakers 856-9622. www.ymcamidpen.org. www.healingheartsworldretreats.org.
Bureau Jenny C. Lee. Refreshments Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support
served. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Group To discuss issues such as long term
Healing Lab Acupuncture Clinic, 460 Cal- Clubs/Meetings health concerns, connecting with other
ifornia Ave., Palo Alto. Call 380-1999. European Power Networking Event Pre- young women, coping with aggressive
www.healinglab.com. sented by German American, French treatments, fertility, children, and dating.
Tai Chi Classes Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. American and British American Business June 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free admission.
$11 per session for members, $13 for non- Associations. Speaker is Konstantin Gu- Community Breast Health Project, 545
members. Little House Activity Center, 800 ericke from LinkedIn. Tue., June 21, 6-9 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-6686.
Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. p.m. Members $20, non members $30, www.cbhp.org.
peninsulavolunteers.org. at the door $40. SAP Labs, 3410 Hillview
Ave., Palo Alto. Call 504-2834. www.gaba-
“Ten Secrets For Success & Inner
Peace” Book by Wayne Dyer. Workshop,
Wednesdays, through Aug. 3, 7:30-9 p.m. Texas Holdem Poker Sat., June 18, 8-11 High Release Dance in Concert Features
UNITY Palo Alto Community Church, 3391 p.m. $19.95. Private venue, Address giv- the works of ten Bay Area choreographers,
Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 494-7222. en upon registration, Palo Alto. Call (888) and is designed for audiences of all ages.
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(continued from previous page) Art Galleries Art Exhibit Judi Keyani will exhibit pastels
and paintings, “Glimpses of Italy.” Through
“Faces and Places” Featuring the work of
Nancy Calhoun. Through June 30. Hours:
Gallery House “From These Hands:” 3D
show, works in ceramics, sculpture, glass,
Angelico Gallery Through June. Paintings
June 17-18, 8 p.m. $15/$12 . Cubberley by Bay Area artist Donny Hahn. Angelico June 25. Gallery hours, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.- Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- mixed media and jewelry, through June
Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Gallery, 1139 Chestnut St., Menlo Park. 6 p.m. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. 3 p.m. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., 25. Gallery House, 320 California Ave.,
Call 408-379-7494. highrelease.org. Call 566-1211. www.angelicogallery.com. Call 948-2961. gallery9losaltos.com. Los Altos. Call 941-5789. www.view Palo Alto. www.galleryhouse2.com.
pointsgallery.com. Julie McNiel, “Moving Target” The visu-
al narration references the artist’s interest
in archeology, showing artifacts and sym-
bology juxtaposed with myth and magic.
Design Director/ Through June 25. Stellar Somerset Gallery,
539 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 328-6688.
Porcelain Clay “Platters” Pottery by Jan
Production Manager Simpson Through June 22, Wed.-Sun., 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Portola Valley Art Gallery, 765
Portola Rd., Portola Valley. Call 851-1563.
Summer Show Paintings by Robert Bush
Immediate opening for the right and Mary Ann Halliburton. Through Au-
gust. Reception Sat., June 18, noon-5
person to oversee production of p.m. Angelico Gallery, 1139 Chestnut St.,
Menlo Park. Call 566-1211. www.an
two community newspapers and gelicogallery.com.
“Two Paths to the Tao” Photographer
numerous special sections. Francois Dolmetsch uses ancient Egyptian,
pre-Columbian, BC Chinese symbols
combined with modern styles and meth-
Successful candidate will have five or more ods in their artwork. Through June 30.
ART21 Gallery, 539 Alma St., Palo Alto.
years experience and be skilled in OSX, Call 566-1381. www.art21.us.
Quark, InDesign, and other creative “Water and Rails” Watercolors by Stuart
Givot Paints boats, trains and sewer
software applications. 180 Prominent California Clay and Glass Artists mains. Givot executes watercolor washes
FREE Admission • Demonstrations and Special Exhibits into realistic, moody night scenes, water
Email resume and cover letter to: At the Palo Alto Art Center • Embarcadero at Newell filled marinas and mysterious railways.
Through June 22, Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5
email@example.com July 9th & 10th, 10 to 5 p.m. Portola Valley Art Gallery, 765 Porto-
la Rd., Portola Valley. Call 851-1563.
Zanzibar Gallery Exhibition of sculptures
and paintings by Ruth von Jahnke Waters.
Through June 30. Zanzibar Gallery, 325
This space donated as community service by the Palo Alto Weekly. State St., Los Altos. www.Zanzibar
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Chinese Brush Painting
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 996-1820 with Anna Wu Weakland
CABLE TV HIGHLIGHTS 321-3842. asaints.org.
Classes meet Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm. Learn to
Line Dancing Friday, June 24, noon-1:30 paint with minimum strokes and achieve maximum
Media Center Channel 27 p.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Mid-
dle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025. results. Beginners and advanced students welcome.
“The Next Step” Four bay area filmmakers present their work peninsulavolunteers.org.
in this program co-hosted by participants Daniela Haskara and Basic Web Page Design Students should
Jim Rintouler. — June 17 at 10 p.m. and June 18 at 5 a.m. & 2 be familiar with the operation of a web
p.m. browser and text editor. Students having (650) 969-7663
their own laptop computers are can bring
“Other Voices” “What do average Iranians think of America’s them to the class sessions. Ages 10 and Lic. #785441
antagonism toward their country?” is the question asked in this up. $30 members/$40 non-members. Since 1975
forum presented by the Peninsula Peace & Justice Center. — Sundays, July 10, 17, 24, 31; 1-3 p.m. 1901 Old Middlefield Way, #22
Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Mountain View, Ca 94043
June 19 at noon, June 21 at 7 p.m., June 22 at 2 a.m., 11 a.m. Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-1004.
& 10 p.m. and June 23 at 5 a.m. & 2 p.m. www.moah.org. $400 DISCOUNT COUPON
Media Center Channel 28 “Let’s Make a Plan, Fran” Mamathon WITH INSTALLATION OF COMPLETE NEW ROOF
“A Time to be Remembered: A Juneteenth Story” An in-
Seminar Led by Genevieve Hutcheson
Butcher. Sun., June 26, 1-5 p.m. $ 50,
15% OFF ANY WOOD ROOF REPAIR/TUNE UP
formative look at the history and significance of the Juneteenth scholarships available. St. Marks Episcopal
observance, a commemoration of the news of the Emancipa- Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call
tion Proclamation having reached all corners of the United 213-8811. www.mamathon.com.
States . — June 17 at 11 p.m., June 18 at 4 p.m., June 19 at Qi-Gong: Behavioral Medicine Professor
midnight & 7 p.m., June 20 at 6 p.m. and June 21 at 2 a.m. & Zheng presenting two 8-session QiGong
10 a.m. series. Traditional Chinese Medicine, and
an East/West integrative approach to
“Page Presents: How Local Government Really Works” health. Thursdays, 8-10 a.m.; and 10-11
Senator Joe Simitian explains how to efficiently deal with gov- a.m. Through June 30. Mitchell Park Com-
munity Center, 3800 Middlefield Road,
ernment in order to get things done. — June 21 at 6 p.m., June Palo Alto. Call 494-7345.
22 at 2 a.m. & 10 a.m. and June 23 at 4 p.m.
Forum on Lost Boys of Sudan Led by Rev.
Media Center Channel 30 Jerry Drino. Sun., June 26, 9:30 a.m. The Stanford Medical School
“Victory International Church” Rev.Terry Haggin explains “Lost Boys” who have settled in San Jose
“Righteousness” and how to effectively pray from the heart. —
will accompany him. All Saints’ Episcopal
Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call Share a part of your life –
June 17 at 4 p.m. and June 18 at midnight & 8 a.m. 322-4528. asaints.org.
“The Better Part” An instructor from the AARP’s “55 Alive” Patio Eucharist and Pot Luck Wed., June
driver safety program talks about this special course of instruc- 22, 6 p.m.; potluck dinner follows. All
tion for older drivers. — June 21 at 9:30 p.m., June 22 at 5:30 Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley
a.m. & 1:30 p.m. and June 23 at 3:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. St., Palo Alto. Call 322-4528. asaints.org. 1-888-723-7831
For complete program listings, please visit www.community- Scientology Philosophy Lecture Free in-
troductory lectures twice a week. Wednes-
mediacenter.net. Schedule subject to change. Create your own days, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 3 p.m.
program at the Media Center. Classes available. Call (650) 494- Church of Scientology, 3505 El Camino
8686 for info. Real, Palo Alto. Call 424-1990. www.sci
Ongoing Breast Cancer Support Recov-
ery and renewal program for anyone who
Upcoming Latin American Jewish Tales” Thu., June
30, 7 p.m. Free. Bob & Bob Fine Jewish
has completed treatment for breast cancer
March Against War and Empire Rally and and is now focusing on continued physical,
march in downtown Palo Alto. Sat., June Gifts, 141 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. Call 329- emotional, and spiritual well-being. Mon.,
25, 7 p.m. Lytton Plaza, University Ave. 9050. June 27, 5-6:30 p.m., free. Stanford Can-
and Emerson, Palo Alto. anarchistac Humanist Forum “Recognizing Stages of cer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr., Stan-
tion.org/paloalto. Growth”, a talk by Bill Jacobsen and Lois ford. Call 326-6686. www.cbhp.org.
Pre-Independence Day Celebration With Kellerman. June 26, 11 a.m. Mitchell Park
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and fireworks. Center, 3800 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Prostate Cancer Support Group: In-
Presented by Stanford Lively Arts. Sun., Call 328-6659. www.humanists.org.. formed Decisions A discussion and edu-
July 3, 7:30 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. James Frey, Reading and Signing Thu., cation forum with expertise from Palo Alto
for picnicking. $38 adults; half price youth June 30, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s Books, 1010 Medical Foundation and Stanford physi-
ages 15 and under; discounts for students. El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324- cians. Tue., June 28, 5:30 p.m. Free and
Call or go online to purchase tickets. Frost 4321. www.keplers.com. open to the public. Avenidas, 450 Bryant
Amphitheater, Stanford University, Stan- St., Palo Alto. Call 326-5362 ext. 23.
June Fiction Book Group “In the Skin of www.avenidas.org.
ford. Call 725-2787. livelyarts.stanford.edu. the Lion” by Michael Ondaatje. Mon., June
Watercourse Way Spa 25 Years Sat., 27, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El
Women’s Therapeutic Group For women
June 25, 3-6 p.m. Free chair massage, Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.
stroke survivors of all ages. Meets on last
spa treatments, Asian-inspired food. Raf- www.keplers.com.
Friday of every month, 9:30-11 a.m. Facil-
fle, live music, and chocolate fountain. Wa- June Speaker Series: Powering the Digi- itator: Paula O’Sullivan, Neuro-psycholo-
tercourse Way Spa, 165 Channing Ave., tal Home Hosted by Asia America Multi- gist. Lakeside Cafe, 3160 N. Shoreline,
Palo Alto. Call 462-2000. www.water Technology Association and KIN. Tue., Mountain View. Call 565-8485. www.psa
courseway.com. June 28, 6-9 p.m. Before June 27: $30 stroke.org.
“On Wings of Song” Music About Music members/$40 non-members; walk-in $10
San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen more. Ming’s Restaurant, 1700 Embar- Live Music/Contra Dance June 25 caller:
Solomon Artistic Director. Britten’s Hymn to cadero Rd., Palo Alto. Call (408) 955-4505. Eric Black band: Modal Citizens $10/gen-
St. Cecilia and works by Carter, Elgar, Finzi, www.aamasv.com. eral; members and students $2 off; stu-
Nixon, Sametz, V. Williams, Renaissance Luarie King Reading and Signing “The dents 8-18 $5. Beginners class 7:30 p.m.;
composers, others. Fri., June 24, 8 p.m. Game.” Fri., June 24, 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s dance 8-11 p.m. 1st United Methodist
$22/$17. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Church of Palo Alto, Hamilton and Byron,
600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call (415) Call 324-4321. www.keplers.com. Palo Alto. Call 965-9169. BACDS.org.
Perri O’Shaughnessy Reading and Signing
Twilight Concert Series Acoustic Son, an “Case of Lies.” Wed., June 29, 7:30 p.m. Gallery House Figurative oil paintings by
acoustic/electric array of original rock en- Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Sandra Cochran and California watercolor
ergy. June 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Free to the Menlo Park. Call 324-4321. www.kep landscapes by Trevlyn Williams. June 23-
public Peer’s Park, 1899 Park Blvd., Palo lers.com. July 28. Tue., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed.-Sat.,
Alto. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Artist’s Reception: July 8,
SLAC Public Lecture: The Physics of Su- 6-9 p.m. Gallery House, 320 California
Disney’s “Aristocats Kids” Hotdog Sup- per Lasers June 28, 7:30 p.m. Free. Stan-
pertime show, performed on the Magic Ave., Palo Alto. www.GalleryHouse2.com.
ford Linear Accelerator Center, 2575 Sand
Castle Stage in the Secret Garden. June Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 926-4931.
28-July 9, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: PACT Box Soulful Tracks: Form and Surface An
www2.slac.stanford.edu/lectures/upcom exhibition of wood sculpture by Robyn
Office, Tue.-Sat., 1:30-6 p.m. $3 children, ing.htm.
$6 adults. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, Horn, mixed media paintings by Carol
1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 463- Parents of Babies and Preschoolers Dalton and wood-fired ceramics by Craig
4970. Group “Small Saints” and their parents. Petey. June25-July 23. Reception June
Fridays, 3-5:30 p.m. Moms and dads vis- 25, 5-8 p.m. Tercera Gallery, 534 Ramona
Book Signing and Discussion With Nadia it and share ideas while little ones play to- St., Palo Alto. Call 322-5324. www.ter
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Shorts That was
ON THE LINKS . . . Stanford men’s
golf coach Conrad Ray of Palo
Alto shot a 10-over-par 80 on
Thursday and was tied for 132nd
after the opening round of the U.S.
Local sports news and schedules, edited by Keith Peters
Open Golf Championships in Pine- Another standout
hurst, N.C. . . . Palo Alto Muni as-
sistant pro Rich Bin teamed with prep sports season
Mick Soli to win the NCPGA Pro is in the books
Scotch tournament at Richmond
Country Club this week. Bin and by Keith Peters
Soli shot 126, winning a playoff on t all went by so fast. The 2004-05
the first hole . . . The Accel Foun-
dation Golf Tournament, which will
benefit the Palo Alto High athletic
I high school sports season, lasting
nearly 9 1/2 months, was gone in
a blink. Football and basketball. Vol-
community, will be held June 27 at leyball and swimming. Track and
Palo Alto Hills Country Club. Cost tennis.
for the scramble format is $250 per Seniors are now graduates, headed
person or $900 per foursome. off to college. Juniors are now sen-
Cost includes cart, lunch, prizes iors, getting ready for their turn in
and post-golf reception. For more the athletic spotlight before taking
information: Cfeeney@aol.com. that next big step. Sophomores and
freshmen are moving up, most to the
JUNIOR GIANTS . . . The East varsity level, while incoming fresh-
Palo Alto Junior Giants are about to men are ready to begin the four-year
start up their 11th baseball season cycle just completed by others.
and the league is currently recruit- Every sports season is special, and
ing players, ages 5-14, before the this past year was no exception.
league opener on July 9. Signups Championships were won. Individual
are being held each Saturday from accomplishments were achieved.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jack Farrell Barriers were broken and records
Park. The league features T-Ball were set. Familiar faces were recog-
(ages 5-7) and teams for players 8- nized a final time and new ones in-
10, 11-13 and 14-17. Interested troduced.
players and coaches also can reg- Palo Alto High got new lights for
ister during the week at the East its football field, began construction
Palo Alto Parks and Recreation De- of a new swimming facility and put
partment and the Bell Street Gym. artificial turf on its baseball infield.
For additional information, call 877- Menlo-Atherton opened a new gym-
JR-GIANT or find more information nasium, Menlo School unveiled its
at www.jrgiant.com. new Field Turf lacrosse/softball field
and Pinewood did the same with its
BASEBALL TOURNEY . . . The new soccer surface.
Alpine/West Menlo Little League New coaches were hired while oth-
will host the first Tournament of ers retired. Or quit.
Champions of District 52 at Ford As similar as the 2004-05 season
Field in Portola Valley. The champi- was to those previous, this past cam-
ons of the Alpine, Menlo-Atherton, paign held its own in a special way.
San Carlos and Half Moon Bay The high school athletes and their ac-
leagues will play in a single-elimina- complishments made it so.
tion tourney starting Saturday at The pinnacle of achievement is
10:30 a.m. (Half Moon Bay vs. winning a state championship. The
Alpine/West Menlo). San Carlos will Pinewood girls’ basketball team
play Menlo-Atherton at 1:30 p.m. climbed that mountain in 2005 with
The losers will play Monday and a 61-39 romp over Pacific Hills in
the winners on Tuesday, both at the CIF Division V state finals in
Pinewood’s (L-R) Daniela Roark, Thea Morin (hand up) and Hannah Lippe had plenty to celebrate when the Pan- (continued on page 30)
ON THE TRACK . . . Stanford grad thers captured the CIF State Division V girls’ basketball championship in March with a 61-39 victory.
Toby Stevenson took the U.S.
lead in the men’s pole vault with a NATIONAL TEAMS STANFORD ROUNDUP
winning clearance of 19-4 1/4 dur-
ing a meet last weekend in Monter-
rey, Mexico . . . Stanford grad Lau-
Stanford Mayberry ready for Rangers,
ren Fleshman clocked 4:14.73
and finished third in the women’s
helps USA pro debut set for Spokane
1,500 meters on Tuesday at the
annual Harry Jerome International Volleyball by Rick Eymer
ohn Mayberry, Jr. was introduced
any reason he can’t go out and com-
pete as an outfielder.”
Track Classic in Burnaby, B.C., by Rick Eymer Mayberry has had some experience
Canada . . . Legendary Stanford tanford grad Ogonna Nnamani to the Texas Rangers media on
coach Payton Jordan lost one of
his records for the masters 100
meters when former University of
Texas sprint great Bobby Whilden
S has yet to play for first-year
United States National
women’s volleyball team coach Jen-
Tuesday after signing his first pro-
fessional contract which included a
$1.525 million bonus.
Then he went out and took batting
in the outfield, including the majori-
ty of time with Team USA last sum-
mer. He’s ready to step in.
“I’m willing to do whatever the or-
ny Lang Ping, but when she does she ganization wants me to do to help the
set a world record in the men’s 70 will help the Americans in their effort practice in Arlington wearing a
Rangers’ uniform and proceeded to ball club as soon as possible,” he said.
division last week at the National to reach next year’s World Grand “I think I can be a middle-of-the-line-
Senior Games in Pittsburgh, Pa. Prix. impress the gathering with his phys-
up type of guy like my dad (former
Whilden finished the race in 12.76 In the meantime, incoming Stan- ical abilities.
Mayberry, who played first base major leaguer John Mayberry, Sr.),
seconds to shatter Jordan’s previ- ford freshman Cynthia Barboza., the but I think I bring a little more to the
ous world mark of 12.91. only member of the national roster the past three seasons at Stanford,
will be sent to the outfield with the table in terms of speed. I just re-
without collegiate experience, is do- member watching him play in an old
SPORTS ONLINE ing her best to help the national team Rangers.
“John is very athletic,” Rangers timers game and getting thrown out
For expanded daily coverage of college this summer. by 10 feet.”
Team USA (4-1) entered elimina- John Mayberry Jr. received a $1.525 general manager John Hart said. “He
and prep sports, please see our online
covers a lot of ground. There isn’t Mayberry Sr., a first-round pick in
edition at www.PaloAltoOnline.com million signing bonus.
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Let the Sunshine in Senior Kelsey Haley (foreground) led Menlo to the CCS Palo Alto’s Cooper Miller (left) and Brian Baskauskas
There’s nothing quite water polo title. celebrated a CCS basketball crown.
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Long before those two teams began In girls’ volleyball, Woodside Pri- for the Foot Locker National Cham-
pionships. Castilleja’s Ashley Schoet-
tle also ran away with an individual
CCS title, in Division V.
Stratford School is opening The Sacred Heart Prep boys’ soc-
cer team returned to the top after a
a new preschool and elementary one-year absence, putting together the
best record (21-0-1) in school history
while capturing its sixth CCS Divi-
school in Palo Alto! sion III title with a 2-1 win over Val-
ley Christian-Dublin. The Gators pro-
duced 14 shutouts during their
To learn more about Stratford or to schedule a tour, record-breaking season.
please call (650) 493-1151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In girls’ tennis, Menlo lost only two
matches in the final month of the sea-
son but both were to Monta Vista in
the CCS and NorCal championship
Winter brought us basketball, soc-
cer and wrestling and there were no
shortages of outstanding team and in-
The Gunn and Palo Alto boys dom-
inated the local soccer scene, renew-
ing their intense rivalry that ranks
among the best anywhere. The Titans
shook off a tie and loss to the Vikings
to win the SCVAL De Anza Division
title, then avenged those non-wins by
edging Paly on penalty kicks in the
All the good things Gunn accom-
plished during the season, however,
appeared lost in a 2-1 setback to Mit-
www.stratfordschools.com ty in the Division II finals that left
the Titans 20-3-1 for the year.
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In boys’ basketball, Sacred Heart en school records. Di Ricco surpassed
Prep stretched its winning streak in two of M-A’s oldest season batting
the Private Schools Athletic League average marks - Bob Melvin’s .500 in
to 62 straight by completing a third 1978 and Dave Tokheim’s .537 in
consecutive 16-0 season. Eastside 1987. Di Ricco’s career batting aver-
Prep made it 95-0 in CPSAL regular- age was .468 with 74 runs and 96
season games since 1997 with yet an- RBI.
other league title. Menlo senior Andy Suiter led the
The Paly boys and Pinewood girls, Knights back to the CCS Division III
however, made the most of their re- playoffs and finished the year with
spective streaks. The Vikings won 17 back-to-back no-hitters and as the
in a row to reach the NorCal finals school’s all-time career strikeout
while the Panthers captured 19 leader with 433.
straight on the way to winning the Castilleja junior pitcher Alex
state crown. Chang-Graham led the Gators to a
In wrestling, Gunn senior Adam 10-0 softball record, West Bay Ath-
Juratovac dominated the heavyweight letic League title and second CCS ap-
division during the league season pearance in school history. No-hitters
while helping the Titans defend their and double-digit strikeout efforts
title. He also realized a goal by qual- were the norm for Chang-Graham.
ifying for the CIF State Meet. As the school year wound down, it
Spring brought us a more interest also sped up with some sizzling ef-
in lacrosse, a new boys’ tennis pow- forts in track and field.
er, a sensational swim season, the end The Palo Alto girls won their first
of two recordbreaking baseball ca- league crown in 12 years and had one
reers, a softball strikeout queen and Menlo senior Libby Jenke won the of the most versatile athletes in the
some efforts in track and field that 800 at the CIF State Meet. CCS in senior Katrina Zawojski.
filled the record books and left lasting Freshman Mia Lattanzi, however,
memories. ing to train at night at Stanford while stole the spotlight at the section fi-
The Gunn girls won their first the Vikings’ new pool was under con- nals by winning the 400 meters in a
Peninsula Athletic League lacrosse struction, first-year coach Danny school-record 56.18.
crown with an unbeaten regular sea- Dye’s young and talented squad still Menlo-Atherton senior Laurie
son, but then saw their perfect season swam away with the school’s first Roberts led the area’s high jumpers
end at 16-1 with a loss to defending CCS title since 1995. Freshman Liv again while teammate Evan Ander-
champ Menlo in the tournament fi- Jensen emerged as one of the stars of son proved his durability from the
nals. The Menlo boys, meanwhile, the future with school records and 800 to the 3,200. Both reached the
continued their dominance in the All-American times. state meet, along with Castilleja pole
league and toppled rival Menlo- The Menlo-Atherton girls re- vaulter Tori Anthony, Menlo’s Libby
Atherton in the league playoff finals bounded from losing the PAL finals Jenke, the Paly girls’ 400 relay team
to finish 21-1. on a disqualification (following an and Gunn’s Tyler.
The Palo Alto girls’ swimming and diving team celebrated their first Central
Sacred Heart Prep established it- undefeated dual-meet season) with Anderson (third in the 1,600) and
Coast Section championship since 1995 by defeating defending champion
self as the new power in boys’ tennis two CCS victories and All-American Anthony (fourth in the pole vault)
Mitty on a record-setting day at Stanford University this spring.
after beating neighboring Menlo in times while the Sacred Heart Prep came away with medals, but it was
the CCS Division II finals, 5-2. It was boys had their best finish ever (third) Tyler (the state’s No. 1 qualifier in
the Gators’ first-ever win over the while showcasing the talents of soph- the 3,200) and Jenke (the state leader
Knights and propelled them into their omore Kameron Maxfield-Flores and in the 800) who were golden in Sacra-
first NorCal appearance and 22-2 Alex Navarro. mento with thrilling championship
record. SHP’s Adam Davison and In baseball, Menlo-Atherton sen- victories.
Jamie Hutter put the capper on the ior Domenic Di Ricco had a dreamy With that, the sun set on yet an-
year by winning the CCS doubles season with some eye-opening statis- other outstanding high school
championship. tics. He batted .605 (46 for 76), had a sports season. Sunrise on the 2005-
The Palo Alto girls’ swim team had .882 slugging percentage, 27 runs 06 campaign is less than three
a season for the books. Despite hav- scored, 29 RBI and tied or broke sev- months away. ■
Ariel Baxterbeck (left) helped Castilleja go 34-6 and Gunn senior Tori Tyler ran away with a state track title
reach the NorCal volleyball semis. in the 3,200 meters.
Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 31
Real Estate Matters
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2005 SPRING HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
GIRLS SWIMMING Most Improved: Chris Sorenson Most Valuable: Jack Miller, Matt Moone Most Improved: Stanley Chun
Most Valuable: Colleen Volpe Most Inspirational: Kendall Stacey O’Brien Award: Alex Mical SOFTBALL
Most Improved: Samantha Leung GIRLS LACROSSE Most Improved: Zack Carson Most Valuable: Kelli Fangonilo
Coaches Award: Sera Garrison Most Valuable: Devon Davey, Laura Hob- Frosh-Soph Coaches Award: Katie Barich
Junior Varsity son Most Valuable: Teddy Miller Offensive MVP: Brittany Stankovic
Most Valuable: Patricia Santos Most Improved: Jacque Cuisinot Most Improved: Daniel Creagan, Michael Most Improved: Anne Widera
Most Valuable: Vanessa Gauthier Most Inspirational: Kayla Ushman Kvamme, Steve Urban BOYS SWIMMING
BOYS TENNIS Junior Varsity GIRLS LACROSSE Outstanding Senior: Jeremy Goldstein, Alec
Most Valuable: Andy Khuri-Yakub Most Valuable: Sarah Vallarino, Megan Mon- Most Valuable: Julia Martin Goldfield
gird MVP Offense: Molly Lapolla Outstanding Junior: Edward Morrison
Most Improved: Jon Cheung
Most Improved: Anna Alter MVP Defense: Gabi Bressack Outstanding Sophomore: Peter Lo
Coaches Award: Kevin Rui
Most Inspirational: Kerry McNellis Most Improved: Jenn Volk Outstanding Freshman: Michael Fortune
SOFTBALL Most Inspirational: Michelle Wegenstein Coaches Award: Jeremy Goldstein, Alec
Most Valuable: Daniel Ugarte
Most Valuable: Natalie Chladek, Danielle Dianne Whipple Award: Julia Martin Golfield
Most Improved: Evan Chen
Kielty Outstanding Diver: Keller Kiger
BOYS TRACK & FIELD Frosh-Soph
Most Improved: Theresa Tenisi Most Improved: Will Simon
Most Valuable Track: Curtis Liang Most Valuable: Emily Spiegel
Most Inspirational: Natalie Chladek Junior Varsity
MVP Offense: Hannah Leone
Most Valuable Field: Chris Yu
Frosh-Soph Most Valuable: Michael Nguyen
Most Improved: Rishi Gupta MVP Defense: Brittany Williams, Jill Hagey
Most Valuable: Dorothy Maumasi Most Improved: Eben LaPuy
Coaches Award: Dezmon Hunter Most Improved: Claire Gilhuly, Alex Baum
Most Improved: Maria Patino Coaches Award: David Protter
Frosh-Soph Most Inspirational: Amelie Le Moullac
Most Inspirational: Tara Galvez GIRLS SWIMMING
Most Valuable: Gaurav Shirole Hardest Worker: Allie Haynes
Jill Klausner BOYS SWIMMING Outstanding Senior: Monika Friedman
Most Improved: Paul Carlisle SOFTBALL
Most Valuable: Peter Jacobs Outstanding Junior: Becky Wenzlau
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD Player of Year: Ali Lycette
GUNN HIGH Most Improved: Robbie Eaton Outstanding Sophomore: Tanya Wilcox,
Most Valuable Track: Tori Tyler Frosh-Soph
ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Most Inspirational: Michael Borcich Louisa Zuo
Most Valuable Field: Audrey Pereira Most Valuable: Lauren Gilhuly
Senior Male: Adam Juratovac, Ryan Mc- Frosh-Soph Outstanding Freshman: Liv Jensen
Most Improved: Jane Laird Most Improved: Natalie Feldman
Dermott, Arjan Ligtenberg Most Valuable: Kevin Lane, Sam Hedges Coaches Award: Roxanne Pinto, Ashley Yee
Coaches Award: Shayneea Francesconi Coaches Award: Shantia Martinez
Senior Female: Tori Tyler, Jill Klausner Most Improved: Alex Popp Outstanding Diver: Jennie Reese
Junior Varsity BOYS SWIMMING
Junior Male: Matt Johnson Most Inspirational: Greg Randall Coaches Award: Nicole Przybyla
Most Valuable: Jessica Chan Most Valuable: Travis Read
Junior Female: Di Eaton GIRLS SWIMMING Junior Varsity
Most Improved: Michaela Venuti Coaches Award: Alex Seipp
Sophomore Male: Tucker Laurence Most Valuable: Kelly Eaton, Heidi Kucera Most Valuable: Amanda Wong
Most Improved: Derrick Chen
Sophomore Female: Jenica Law Most Improved: Kelly Fero Most Improved: Kristen Ingram
Freshman Male: Kyle Einfalt Most Inspirational: Elena Kadvany Coaches Award: Charlotte Chang
OUTSTANDING SENIOR ATHLETES Most Valuable: Matt Hale
Freshman Female: Casey Barnes-Waychus Frosh-Soph BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Male: Evan Anderson Most Improved: David Saunders
KAYE LITTLE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Most Valuable: Paloma Clohossey, Tatiana MVP Team: Pierre Meloty-Kapella
Female: Laurie Roberts GIRLS SWIMMING
Jill Klausner Sheikhrezai MVP Track: Herrel Siller Jr.
BADMINTON Most Valuable: Maryann Hiller
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Most Improved: Marisa Kendall MVP Field: Alex Jugant
Most Valuable: Harrison Li Coaches Award: Kelsey Haley
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Coaches Award: Elissa Brown Junior male: Travis Read
Best attitude: Joyce Chou
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Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 33
Former Stanford athletic standouts on hand for youth festival
ome of the top names in the ceiver Gene Washington. Day. We just want to be good neigh- Goodness in Life, asks “Does par- and rugby, to name a few. Parents
S history of Stanford athletics
will participate in The Youth
Sports Festival and Seminars at
A community outreach event that
is free and open to the public, the
day includes sports clinics and tour-
bors, and introduce people to Stan-
The athletic department’s “open
ticipation in competitive sports en-
courage the living of an ethical life?
The second seminar, Sports and
and children alike will have the op-
portunity to participate and try their
hands at these various sports.
Stanford University, set for Satur- naments hosted by Stanford Uni- house” will feature sports clinics Success in Life will discuss the One of the day’s highlights will
day, June 25. versity student-athletes and coach- hosted by Stanford student-athletes question, “Does involvement in be a panel discussion with Madsen,
Those scheduled to appear in- es, two seminars on the impact of and coaches for children ages 8-14. sports automatically lead to success Tom, Walters, Johnson and Kirk.
clude former Cardinal greats Mark sports participation, a panel discus- Four, 90-minute clinics will take in life? And does one have to be They will discuss how sports has
Madsen, currently a member of the sion with former Stanford student- place throughout the day in base- successful in sports or is it enough impacted their lives and the life les-
Minnesota Timberwolves in the athletes and a “festival” of partici- ball, softball, boys and girls basket- to have participated? These two sons they have learned through par-
NBA, Teyo Johnson, a member of patory sports activity for kids. ball and boys and girls soccer. Two seminars will include Stanford Uni- ticipation in competitive sports. The
the Oakland Raiders, Logan Tom, “The motive behind the event is tennis tournaments will take place versity scholars and former Stan- discussion will be hosted by Vern
two-time U.S. volleyball to invite the community on campus during the day for ages 10-14 as ford University student-athletes. Glenn, sports anchor at KRON.
Olympian, Troy Waters. a member and enjoy the day,” said Gary well as an all-comers swim meet A festival of interactive sports ac- For more information on The
of the Indianapolis Colts in the Migdol, the event organizer and a for ages 6-14. tivities will include such sports as Youth Sports Festival and Seminars
NFL, Olympic swimmer Tara Kirk, Stanford Senior Assistant Athletic Two seminars will take a closer lacrosse, fencing, crew, field hock- at Stanford University, visit
NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Director. “This is the athletic de- look at the role sports plays in soci- ey, gymnastics, ultimate frisbee, Tae www.gostanford.com.
Walsh and former NFL wide re- partment’s version of Community ety. The first seminar, Sports and Kwon Do, water polo, volleyball
(continued from page 28)
tion play of the Pan American Cup in
Santo Domingo, Dominican Repub-
lic on Thursday after finishing with
the second best record in Group B.
The Americans won their first four
matches before falling to Cuba, 30-
28, 26-24, 25-22, on Tuesday night.
The Cubans (5-0) clinched the top
spot in Group B, an automatic berth
in Friday’s tournament semifinals
and a trip to next year’s World Grand
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Stanford junior Kristin Richards
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pete in the Montreux Volley Masters
The Americans lost all three of
their matches but Kehoe and
Richards were both among the lead-
ers in several categories.
Kehoe, playing behind veteran set-
ter Robyn Ah Mow-Santos, ranked
16th among all setters with an 0.33
per game average. She was also
ranked among the leaders in digs.
Richards was among the leaders in
kills and blocks.
The Pan American Cup serves as a
qualifier for the World Grand Prix
for the top three NORCECA teams
and the best South American team.
Nnamani is not on the Pan Amer-
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Men’s water polo
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your child. $8.35/mo. MP: 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse
Walk to dwntwn. DR, FP, Bar, Den or PA: 1BR
Steve Miles $1345 w/lease. Large balcony, pool,
Office, Hrdwd/Berber. Approx. 2600 sq,
ONE DAY ft. Patio/Balcony, Pool. $3000. Agent quiet. 525 Homer. ABPMC 650-473-
615 Computers DOG TRAINING 408-773-0717, www.wakpropmgmt.com 9983
(that’s right!) Member Service Representative PA: 1BR & 2BR
Hire a Computer Guru! Service guaranteed MP: 600 sq ft. Like new. Premier build- New paint, new carpet, sparkling clean,
Onsite PC & Mac support, wiring, At CommonWealth Central Credit Union, we serve the ing. Phone entry. Gated garage. N/P. pool, laundry. Bike to Stanford. N/P.
www.onedaydog.com $975 & $1150/mo. Call Maria
tutorials, very reasonable rates.
financial needs of more than 38,000 people who live or BONUS. $900/mo. Call (650)325-7863
PC and Mac Gurus (650)493-9576
work in Santa Clara County. Named one of the Best Places
pcandmacgurus.com 650/323-0913 PA: 1BR & 2BR
to Work in 2004 and 2005, as published in the Silicon MV: 1BR Walk to campus. 2BR BALCONY $1450.
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DOROTHY’S Valley/San Jose Business Journal, we are seeking candi- The best on PA border! 1BR ROOMY $1195. Quiet 5-plex. 391
College. 473-9983 A Better Property
Pet-sitting, Dogwalking. dates who share our values and commitment to providing 1BRs starting at $995. Move-in
We clear and protect your computer bonus. Beautiful, remodeled apts. Management Co.
Refs. & Insured. Exceptional care for quality financial and related services to the community of
from spyware. 650-630-3502 incl. Corian counters, DW, built-in PA: 1BR/1BA
pets and homes (650)559-0227
Santa Clara County. We are currently accepting applica- micro., patio/deck, pool/spa, cov- 1st floor unit, Midtown area. $1075 mo.
LINDA’S CREATURE COMFORTS ered parking, control entry building, Laundry and covered parking. $500
620 Domestic Help tions for a Member Service Representative. extra private storage, building in
When you must leave them, I will love Rent Bonus! Agent 650-867-0732.
excellent location. Near shops,
Offered them. Animal visits in your home.
CalTrain, Hwy 280 and 101. Bike to PA: 1BR/1BA
Cleaning • Organizing • Laundry • Since 1980. Excellent local refs. As a Member Service Representative, your responsibilities Stanford. N/S/P. Visit our website 2503 Emerson St. Patio, laundry room.
Windows • Own car • CDL • Good Linda 650-325-3956 will include: www.caprop.com (650)941-3299 $975 mo. 408/773-1197
Refs. 10+yrs. Rosario 650.703.3026 • Assist members and potential members with their PA: 2BR/1BA
MENLO PARK PET SITTING Townhouse-style 2BR/1BA, sunny &
We love Animals & will care for financial needs; bright, remodeled kitchen w/European
Responsible, Mature Lady your pet like it is our own, MV: 1BR
looking for P/T or F/T babysitter posi- • Perform transactions with accuracy; cabinets. Living room leads to pvt,
Call Lucy, (650)330-1873 PA border. Wall-wall carpets, drapes, fenced yard w/garden, laundry, storage,
tion. Salary neg. Josefa 408-215-8929 • Explain products and services, and refer members to pool. 1 block El Camino. $895 mo. Near California Ave. shops/cafes/train.
appropriate personnel; 1895 Ednamary Way. (650)948-8429. N/S/P. $1350/mo. Classic Property
• Ensure that appropriate records are maintained and MV: 1BR & 2BR Services, 329-9022
CONSIDERING BANKRUPTCY? required reports are prepared; and Free Dish TV & 1 month free! Quiet,
secure complex. Pool/spa, great loc. nr
• Maintain and update member account information on
You have until mid-October, 2005 to file bankruptcy computer system.
park, shopping & transporation. 1BR
$950 & $1200 2BR. Irina, (650)969- GREAT LOCATION
3300. Beautiful 1BR/1BA $1,595
or you may lose this right under the new law. Our ideal candidate will possess: outstanding customer
2BR/2BA $2,195 T/H & $2295 Flat
service skills; previous cash handling experience; excellent
LYSBETH GOODMAN, ESQ. written and verbal communication skills. Previous experi-
MV: Waiting List Open
1 bedroom Senior Apts.
Garage avail.,Air Conditioning, W/D in unit
Gunn HS, Near Stanford/Page Mill
• Seasoned bankruptcy attorney, 24 yrs in practice ence in a credit union or bank a plus. Central Park Apartments 650.320.8500
• Represents all parties in bankruptcy & litigation 90 Sierra Vista Ave.
For immediate consideration, please email your resume Mountain View, CA 94043 PA: Studio
• Will handle your case in a business-like yet humane 650-964-5600 Large studio 1 block from Stanford cam-
manner with salary history to email@example.com and please reference pus. College Terrace. Cats OK, no dogs.
Every Tuesday 9am-12pm Only
1-877-290-2032 Member Service Representative in the subject line. Or you
can fax it to us at: 408-531-3142. Please note that no relo-
Every Thursday 1-4pm Only
$895/mo. incl. utils. Must see! 650-248-
To Open Permanently
cation expense will be offered for this position. To learn *Income limits & monthly rents West of 101. Best studio in neighbor-
more about this great career opportunity and the benefits of are subject to change w/median hood. Private patio, pool. Gas paid. N/P.
being a CommonWealth employee, please visit our website income of Santa Clara County. Move in bonus. $695 mo. 650/321-
Section 8 Certificates and 6148
Vouchers Accepted. PA: Studios, 1BR & 2BR
No phone number in the ad? GO TO Dntn., quiet, cats OK.
A/C, pool, spa, lndry, gar.
fogster.com MV: 2BR/1BA
Easy walk to downtown. HARDWOOD
275 Hawthorne. (650)321-6633.
Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA
floors, D/W, large storage. PETS OK. Move in now, W/D, carport, storage, bk
for contact information Carport. $1250 month. yard, not a complex. SPSR realty (650)
1646 Latham. 650/851-5650 759-2299 $1100/mon
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THE PENINSULA’S FREE CLASSIFIEDS WEB SITE MARKETPLACE the printed version of
TO RESPOND TO ADS WITHOUT PHONE NUMBERS
GO TO WWW.FOGSTER.COM fogster.com
Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,500/mo Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA
PA Home, mostly one level (bonus+bal- 810 Cottages Los Altos, 3 BR/3 BA 845 Out of Area
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1525/mo LINWOOD REALTY INC cony up), 1700+ sqft, AC/WD/patio, 551 Tyndall Open Sat/Sun 1-4pm.
Grass Valley: 3BR/3BA
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1600 REAL ESTATE & pool nearby. Ext yard maint inc. Dbl gar. for Rent Treeshaded.Excellent Cond. Over
Thoroughbred training & breeding facili-
Fairmeadow, JLS, Gunn High (pls verify MP: 1BR/1BA 2,000sf. Private patio.2 car
Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA - $3000
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT space avail) NS, Cat OK. $2900/lease gar.Agt.Chito 650-259-3998 ty/horse & cattle ranch. 75 +/ - acres,
Extra large, hdwd flrs, frplc, W/D, 3600 + / - sq. ft. custom home.
SINCE 1970 650-967-3593 garage, small yard, gardener incl. Quiet, $939000
$3,500,000. Toll free: 1-866-845-9595
PV: 1BR/Studio (650) 851-0919 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA
walk to town. Pets negotiable. Avail. July or www.Rci-RealEstate.net see virtual
1st. $1350/mo. Hoover St. Call Los Altos, 3 BR/3 BA - $939000 tour
Beautiful setting in Portola Valley. Great neighborhood, WD/patio, frplc,
Borders open space & all trails. Cozy single garage, aval. beg. of July, 1 year Sun Valley Idaho Real Estate
& pvt. Pets negot. 5 min. to 280. lease with $500 move in bonus. Cat OK, Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $1,075,000
Working With Buyers & Sellers. Cheryl
$1200 mo. 650/851-0592 SPSR realty (650) 759-2299 Cocannon, ABSV, LLC. (208)720-4806
Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA - $2900.00/m I want a house. Newly Transferred 850 Acreage/Lots/
Redwood City, 1 BR/1 BA - Executive seeking flexible seller for
$1,350.00/month immediate purchase of home. Call Storage
Redwood City, 2 BR/2 BA - $1600/mo. No phone (650) 906-4571 MP: Parking Spaces Availables
PARKING FOR CARS, BOAT, TRAIL-
RWC: 1BR number in the ad? ERS. $65/mo. & up Near El Camino.
View or lease. $820 lease. New Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA
decor, Dishwasher, closets. Los Altos, 5+ BR/4+ BA GO TO MOBILE HOME in lovely Sunset Estates- Residential Architect - $0
50 REDWOOD (650)361-1200 A Better PERFECT FAMILY HOME: 1.2 Acre, Adult Park. (650)326-3423
Property Management. Co.
RWC: 1BR & 2BR Townhouses
5bd/4.5ba. Cul-de-sac & Best PA
fogster.com Mtn. View, 2 BR/2 BA - $184,950
855 Real Estate
ITSAHUMMER.COM 650-851-7054 Services
Patio, pool, new decor. $895 & $1250.
1587 Oxford. ABPMC (650)473-9983
for contact P.A., 2BR/1.5BA +
LIST YOUR HOME FOR 1.5% 766-9842
RWC: 1BR TRIPLEX Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA
information Pacifica, 4 BR/3 BA
$995. Pvt. yd., storage, HW floors. 720 Bonus Rm. Willows. Lovely gardens. HW
Elm. ABPMC 650-473-9983 floors. LR w/FP. W/D. Patio/deck.
Elegant Crescent Park home.
Wonderful kitchen, upstairs/down-
***SPECTACULAR DESIGNER 860 Housesitting
HOME**** Unusual Stanford monk seeks
Fenced yards. $2600/mo incl. util/gar- stairs decks. Best schools, near $1.125 private development,
RWC: 1BR/1BA dener. 831/332-5652
garage. $900/mo. + $800 dep. 369- Stanford, walk downtown. Downstairs Skyline/280. 5 Years new- 4+ Bed,
8261 BR can be Au-pair with bath/private 3 Bath + loft. Cathedral ceiling, 890 Real Estate
entrance. Available July 1st. 203-431- MV: 2BR/1BA Chef’s Kitchen w/granite/maple cabi-
RWC: 2BR/1BA 0953 $5200/mo Beaut. landscaped. Hrdwd flrs/Oriental nets, island, SS appliances.
Lrg 2BR w/ walk-in closet. Pool, Rugs. Pvt gar/patio. Lndry rm. DW. Travertine & bamboo flooring I Buy Houses
water/garb/cable paid. $1200/mo. + Bright. N/S/P. $1400/mo. 650-743- throughout.. Fireplace,jacuzzi and
$800 dep. (650)369-8261, (650)368- 5502 more! Cobblestone patio &garden, A firm offer to buy your property will be
Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA made 24 hours after you call Robert.
2467 Desired N.PA;1/3AC;SepGstCottag PA: 2BR/1BA gazebo. Frank 650-281.4289
RWC: 2BR/1BA Downtown. Carriage house, new unit,
Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $4800/mo. gas stove, A/C, 1 car park, laundry &
Lrg 2BR w/ walk-in closet. Pool,
Palo Alto, 4 BR/4+ BA - $10000/mo. refrig incl., fully furn. or unfurn, N/S/P. Room for 8 horses
water/garb/cable paid. $1200/mo. +
Corp. rental OK, floor plan avail. Wanted: room for 8 horses on
$800 dep. (650)369-8261, (650)368- Palo Alto, 5+ BR/3 BA - $5900 Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $25000
Menlo Park, 2 BR/2 BA $2700/mo. 650-400-6203 Penninsula. Pam 650-361-1093
EXECUTIVE TOWN HOME: 2/2 w/Den. Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1250 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $839000
RWC: 2BR/2BA, Sand Hill/280 - Las Lomitas schools!
Approx 1150 sq ft. AEK, pool, laundry $3600mo. ITSAHUMMER.COM 650-851- PV: 1BR/1BA Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $839,000
facilities. N/P/S. $1300/mo. + $500 7054 Charming pool house. W/garden.
Utilities included. N/P/S. Avail mid Aug. Palo Alto, 4 BR/2 BA
sec. deposit. 650-364-4997 or 650-
Menlo Park, 3 BR/1 BA - $2300 / mo $1300/mo. 854-6271 3473 Park Blvd. Open S/S 6/11-12
1:30-4:30 $795000 G.Luce 650-566-
Sunnyvale: 1BR Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $2950.00 PV: 2BR/1BA 5343
Near 280 1BR COZY $780. 2BR LOWER Lovely, attached cottage in wooded
Menlo Park, 3 BR/2 BA - $2950 country setting, 2.5 acres. Sep ent, pvt Palo Alto, 4 BR/3 BA - $979,000
$983. Easy PA/Stanford commute.
Average rent after lease bonus. 731 E. Menlo Park, 4 BR/2 BA patio, FP, W/D, cable, DSL, nr 280. About those ads
Renovated, excellent cond, refrig, W/D, $2200. (650)854-8184 Redwood City , 3 BR/3 BA - $1,375,000
Homestead Rd (408)735-9076
A Better Property Management Co. frplc, 2 car garage, fenced yard/deck,
gardener incl, Las Lomitas schools, nr Portola Valley, 3 BR/2 BA Redwood City (emerald Hills), 1 BR/1 BA Redwood City, 3 BR/2 BA - $896000 without phone
GATED COUNTRY ESTATE: Great - 1750
Stanford, I-280. Avail 8/1 $3600/mo www.Homes2Buy.com
803 Duplex 310-860-1355 views, Best PV neighborhood & The site with ALL homes for sale in the numbers...
East Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1000/mo schools! $6000mo. 815 Rentals Wanted Multiple Listing data system covering
Mountain View, 3 BR/2 BA - $2000/mo. ITSAHUMMER.COM 650-851-7054 3BR+ House - $2500 San Francisco, the Peninsula & sur-
PA: 2BR/1BA MP: 1BR/1BA rounding Coastal Regions
Ads in the paper with-
Need a Quiet 1BDR - $900
Private wooded lot. near downtown, frplc, patio, 1 car
Move in bonus! garage. Includes utils. $995/mo. Redwood City, 1 BR/1 BA - $700/mo Need Home in Hays School Area -
830 Commercial/ out phone numbers
Carport, laundry room, (650)322-2814 $3,000
easy access to Stanford. N/P. Income Property
$1095 mo. 650/321-6148 MP: 2BR/2BA RWC: 3BR/2.5BA
Quiet Couple;1-year min lease... are free ads posted
Beautifully decorated. Open Daily 9am-8pm. Near bor- Room wanted - $300-500 Downtown Los Altos Location
Palo Alto, 2 BR/1 BA - $1700 Hardwood floors, fireplace. der of Atherton. Living room/dining through our
Short Term Rental Los Altos Office Space
Includes gardener & W/D. room, eat-in kitchen, large family 3 months, 7/1-10/1 (furn or unfurn.) by
Redwood City, 2 BR/1 BA - $1240. Excel Los Altos location on El Camino at
$2200/mo. Call (650)327-5460 room w/fireplace, all appliances,
Redwood City, 2 BR/2 BA - $1500/mo. HOT TUB, gardener included.
mother & 13 yo son plus adorable, well- Ortega. 700 sqft on 2nd flr, lrg windows, fogster.com classified
MV: 3BR/2BA behaved Golden Retriever. Will pay pet 3 offices & recep area, min 6 month
Pets OK, frige, pool, large yard, close 279 Santiago. $2950/mo. obo. Call deposit. Refs. 650/327-9866
805 Homes for Rent to 85 & 101. Avail.July 1st. $2495/mo. (work) 650-589-5515 or 650-328- lease. $1750/mo. (408)496-6262 ext 4 web site. Complete
650-968-2647 8347 (home) 820 Home Exchanges LOS ALTOS OFFICE SPACE - $1,575/MO
Spacious home in Lindenwood on MV: 4BR/2BA Horse care for housing Medical/Dental Office - $1685/mo.
shared acre. Hdwd flrs. thruout. Lg. kit., Looks sharp! Quiet neighborhood street- Labor Exchange
dining area. Vaulted ceil. New Corian like cul-de-sac, no thru traffic. Hrdwd San Mateo Co. farmhouse available in MP: Downtown Offices on the web site. The
showers. W/D. 2 car gar. N/P. Gardener flrs, carpet. W/D, frige. Pets OK. Close exchange for P/T, tree farm labor. 650- Wonderful small downtown offices
incl. $3500 mo. Linwood Realty, for rent:
to 85/101 & dwntwn. $2795/mo. Avail. 747-0304
1010 Doyle — 390 s.f. & 90 s.f.
person placing the ad
713 Santa Cruz — 231s.f.
Atherton, 3 BR/2 BA P. A., 3 BR/2 BA - $2850/mo. 825 Homes/Condos 885 Oak Grove — 203 s.f always has the option
Charming Atherton 3 bedroom/2 bath
house on almost an acre. Walk to down-
PA: 1BR/1BA for Sale Classic Property Services
AEK, D/W, W/D, garage. Hrdwd flrs, 650-329-9022 of buying lines for
town Menlo Park, train, and best Menlo Dublin, 3 BR/2 BA
beamed ceilings, frplc, rear yard & patio, Villas at Dublin Ranch Villages ZERO
Park schools. Fruit trees abound on this MP: Furnished office to share
creekside setting, $1850/mo. 650-494-
sunny flat lot. Granite countertops and
8900 ext. 404 or 650-941-5211
DOWN PAYMENT. This is better than Great location, close to 101 & Marsh print in the newspa-
stainless appliances. Harwood floors. waiting for new! This 1 year old 3 bed- Rd. Call (650)280-2628
Large sunny deck. Pets welcome. PA: 2BR/1BA & 1BR/1BA Woodside, 4 BR/4+ BA room 2 bath condo is better than a
Occupied rental cottage located on prop- Newly updated 2BR home w/D/W, W/D, IMMACULATE EXEC RETREAT: on 3.5 model. Decorator upgrades! Upgraded PA: Downtown per. Many do, some do
erty. 1 year lease available immediately. hardwood flrs, $2600 mo. Also 1BR Acres w/designer finishes throughout! cabinets, granite, tile floors throughout. Prime Suites of 674-1910 sf. On
$5,200/mon. Please email detached inlaw unit, $1500 mo. Rent $16000mo. ITSAHUMMER.COM 650- Call 24 hour FREE RECORDED MES- University Avenue/High St. near not – it is their choice.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 566- together or sep. N/S/P. 141 & 143 851-7054 SAGE 1-800-450-7822 code 2084 Stanford and train. Dramatic atriums,
9118. Cowper. 650/321-3366 $689,900 extensive windows, high ceilings, quality
finishes. Call 650-776-5390 or view pho- These free lines in
PA: 3BR/2BA tos/floor plans at www.paoffices.com
Comfy home w/ living/dining combo, 809 Shared Housing/ LIST AT 1% COMMISSION print are meant to
family room w/floor to ceiling windows, Buyers 2% Cash-Credit. PA: Retail Space
eat-in kitchen w/hrdwd flrs, 2 frplcs, Rooms Kobbeman Properties Boutique retail space, approx 800 sq. ft.
share with you a little
master suite, new carpet, N/S/P. $2900 www.kobbeman.com avail. 8/31. Alex, 650-324-4200
LA: Shared Housing 650-208-3157
incl. gardener. Classic Property Services ext.102
LA: Shared Housing Lrg, quiet home.
It’s a 650-329-9022 W/D, grdnr, N/S/P. Share w/ prof M/F. Prime 4-plex in great location - of a lot that is avail-
HUMMER PA: 3BR/2BA
Midtown. Beautiful newly renovated
$540 & $565/room. (408)243-7750.
Los Altos Hills, 4 BR/3 BA - $3,360,000 $1,625,000
able online. We offer it
Residential Property Management home. N/S, N/P. $2490 mo. 6 mo. RWC: Warehouse Space
in 4BR/3BA French Victorian. Lg. furn. Approx. 2250 sq. ft.-4500 sq. ft.
RENTAL HOMES NEEDED immac., pvt., clean, quiet. $895/mo. Wellington Ave. 234-1307 as an added bonus.
PA: 3BR/2BA. 650-949-0305
650 851-7054 + FR, LR, DR, frplc, hdwd flrs, yard,
W/D, N/P. $2600/mo. Lease. Colorado Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $800 840 Vacation Rentals/ Hopefully, you will be
ITSAHUMMER.COM Ave. (415)699-1877 MV: Room Time Shares encouraged to check
PA: 4BR/2BA 1BR w/ pvt bath. Kit. priv., laundry, hot
LA: 4BR/2.5BA tub, N/S/P. $625/mo. incl. util’s. Avail Kauai Princeville Condo Lrg 1BR loft
Great house, only 6 months old. Totally remodeled. Beautifully land- 1BA $100/night
Cupertino schools. Avail. 8/1. $4900 scaped large yard. Large sunny kit., w/ 6/7. Call (650)961-7838
mo. Mansell & Co., 650/948-0811 D/W. W/D, 2 car gar. A/C avail., grdnr. Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $800
Avail mid-late Aug. $4250/mo. Pajaro Dunes Condo
LA: 4BR/3.5BA (408)395-5044 Palo Alto, 1BR/1BA - $750/mo Los Altos Hills, 4BR/3.5BA 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA. On beach,
Exec. Home with View. 2 family rooms, Palo Alto, 3 BR/3 BA - $710/month 27677 Lupine Rd. Pvt C-D-S Western hill ocean view. Cable TV, VCR, CD, tennis,
Palo Alto, 2 BR/2 BA - $2,000
LR, formal DR, Pool. 3 car gar. $7500 views. Open SUN 1:30-4:30, Gwen Luce W/D. Pvt. deck, BBQ. Owner, 650/424-
mo. Mansell & Co. 650/948-0811 Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA - $1900/ mo. Portola Valley - $740/month 650-566-5343, $3,360,000 1747. email@example.com
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703 Architecture/ 715 Cleaning Services 730 Electrical 748 Gardening/ 748 Gardening/ 751 General
Design LUZ’ HOUSECLEANING SERVICE
Landscaping Landscaping Contracting
Excel. references. Satisfied clients.
Lic #784136. Free Est. All electrical LANDA’S GARDENING SERVICE
DESIGN/PERMITS 12 years experience. Free estimates.
Alex, (650)366-6924 Maintenance & clean-ups, new lawns
One Stop Place for Your Remodeling Weekend house/pet sitting
650/322-6164; 650/269-3582 •YARD •LANDSCAPE Landscaping & tree cutting/trimming
Design needs. Complete Plans incl.
Structural Engineering & Energy Com-
pliance (T-24). ADW (650)969-4980 MARIA’S HOUSECLEANING
Excellent References! r
Complete Cleaning. 9 yrs experience. Weidman
Houses/Apts. Windows Great refs. •NEW LAWNS SYSTEMS COMPANY
M. Sanchez Landscaping
Free Estimates & Reasonable Rates. Clean, Prompt & FREE ESTIMATES (650)367-1420 442155
Landscape irrigation specialist
704 Audio/Visual Lic#32563 Call any time (650)722-1043
Professional Electricians New lawn, planting, patios, concrete,
stone paver, retaining walls, low-volt
Marias Housecleaning Services Superior Service since 1989
Home entertainment hookups, HDTV Residential & Commercial • Lighting Improvements light & design. 650/444-7072, 342-1392 Additions &
Antennas, cable, speakers, phone,
audio/video setups, Satellite & Plasma
Personal service. Ironing. Mon-Sat. 10
yrs exp. Good refs & Free est. $15/hr.
• New Appliances
• Dedicated Circuits
screen TV installations. 650-965-8498. Maria (650)328-6952; cell 465-5806 MAINTENANCE
• Phone & Computer Wiring Clean Ups. Trimming. Pruning. Stump (650) 962-1101
• Free Estimates removal. Rototilling. Aerating. Tree firstname.lastname@example.org
Orkopina (650) 964-1000 Service. landscaping. Drip & Sprinkler.
710 Carpentry Housecleaning Save money by having it
Roger H: (650)326-7721 Cell: 776-3255
Cabinetry-Individual Design “The BEST Service for You” done right the first time! Lic# 606341
Precise, 3-D Computer Modeling Service since 1985 MARIO MORENO’S GARDENING 757 Handyman/Repairs
Mantels, Bookcases, Workplaces • Regularly Scheduled Maintenance European Craftsmanship
• Meticulous, Quality Work For All Your Repair Needs
Wall Units, Window Seats
736 Decks • Clean Ups •Hauling •General maint.
Kitchen & Bath, Plumbing
Ned Hollis 650-856-9475 25 Years Experience.
Finish Carpentry & More
• Wax/Wall Washing/Construction Clean-Up KCP WOOD RENEWERS Free Estimates. (650)365-6955
• Senior/Expecting Mother/Newborn Disc. Clean and refinished
Journey Man Carpenter decks, homes, play structures, etc.
• Last minute calls (650) 962-1536 Lic. 473523 (408)370-2496
RAY’S LANDSCAPING Al Trujillo Handyman Service
Rough Framing & Siding Insured & Bonded Lic. 020624
Sprinkler sys. Lawns. Maintenance. •Int/Ext. Painting •Kit./BA Improv.
All types of stone work. Retaining
Call Ricky (559)790-9055 •Dry Rot, Flooring Install
walls. Fences. Since 1980. Lic.#749922. •Homes & Apt. Repairs
R & M Housecleaning Service 737 Fences & Gates & Landscape (650)969-4276 or cell 793-3939 •Auto Sprinkler, Landscapes, Fences.
•Homes •Apts. •Offices New Sprinklers New Lawns
Fences - Decks - Retaining Wall Patio All Wood Fences Dump Truck Hauling 20 yrs. Lic. # 58556 (650)561-9524
•Quality •Meticulous •Detailed Work
715 Cleaning Services We also do windows. Free Estimate. Outdoor Construction. 15 yrs Exper. General Maintenance Clean Ups SUPER YARD WORK
Call Reyna (650)533-5659 Reasonable prices. Lic#786158 Free Estimates Tree Service • Lawn Repair • New
2 person team. We do the same service Al (650)853-0824, cell 650-269-7113 Fence • Sod or Seed • General Cleanup All Home Services
(650) 283-9498 Painting to remodel
as everyone else-but the difference is: Rosa’s Housecleaning Painting • Concrete • Hauling
“we love to do it!” Steam spot clng Free Estimates Tim (650)322-7065 No Job too small. References avail.
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avail Lic.# 28276, Call (650)369-7570 Own car, English Speaking, 741 Flooring/ Mark Wheeler (408)390-4378
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Good rates. Call Rosa (650)743-3059 Broken Tiles? Dirty Grout? Sanchez Get it cut close & neat. Hair cuts too! All Types Of
Town & Country Carpet Cleaning
Leaky showerpans? messy countertops?
Gardening Fast, reliable, thorough. Since 1990. Home Improvements
719 Remodeling/ 18 yrs exp. cleaning, caulking, repairs, Call Bryan at (408)639-8508 Carpentry • Plumbing • Electric
Your complete carpet replacements & some installations.
cleaning solution Additions John (650)400-3665, (408)530-9756 P Clean-ups •Remodels. Manny (650)863-0497
Jose Ramirez (650)465-3699
A Notice to Our Readers: P Maintenance
748 Gardening/ 751 General
ANGELA’S HOUSE CLEANING
California law requires that con- Landscaping P Planting Contracting
15 years experience.
Keep Your Home Nice & Neat!! tractors taking jobs that total $500 P Sprinkler system
or more (labor or materials) be li- PACIFIC LANDSCAPING • PAINT • TILE
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(650)324-1273 or (650)207-4596 censed by the Contractors State Li- Reliable professional, yard mainte- P Hauling A Notice to Our Readers:
• FAUCETS • TOILETS
cense Board. State law also re- nance & landscaping.. In business 18
quires that contractors include their
20 yrs. exp. Lic. #35326 California law requires that contrac- • LIGHTS • WINDOWS
years. 968-6046 Lic. #736877
license number on all advertising. Free Estimates tors taking jobs that total $500 or • DOORS
You can check the status of your li- more (labor or materials) be li-
censed contractor at
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Garden Maintenance • Landscape cense Board. State law also requires ROUGH DRYWALL
www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-
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CSLB. . Ads appearing in the paper SATISFACTION
Tree Service • Clean-ups number on all advertising. You can
without license. # indicate that the
person is not licensed.
(650)366-0888 or (415)298-9004
GREEN THUMB check the status of your licensed
contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or
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windows & help @ parties A B WEST Annual Rose, Fruit Tree Pruning, Yard maintenance & concrete work cate that the person is not licensed.
Reliable & honest professional cleaners CONSTRUCTION Clean-ups, Demolition, Excavation,
lic • bonded • English speaking Irrigation, Sod, Planting, Raised Beds, Call (650 ) 328-1155
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Call E. Marchetti
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Estab. 1982 Free estimate Free Estimates. 15 yrs experience. Various Repairs & Installations
Excellent Local References (650)814-1577, (650)533-5994 Hernandez Gardening Service
(650) 347-8359 Lic.#623885 Plumbing (faucets, drains, disposals,
General Maintenance • Sprinklers Asbestos / Lead / Abatement
toilets, etc.), Screen Doors &Windows,
Elva’s Cleaning Service Fax (650) 344-6518 Clean-Ups • New Lawns Residential/Commercial Projects
Rain Gutters, Lock Sets, Blinds,
Residential & Commercial. Cherish Your Garden 12 yrs. exp. Free Estimates Free Estimates. Lic. #790283
Phone & TV Cables, etc. Odd jobs.
15 years experience. Great references. H (650)940-1039 • C (650)575-2683 Reliance Construction. Menlo Park
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Real Estate Development Landscape Contractor Lic #852075 Senior discounts.
(650)716-8869 or (650)321-8169 HUMBERTO’S GARDENING
New construction/remodel. Free
cleaning service w/all remodels. 1
year warr. 408/603-6327. Lic #859041
www.ShubhaLandscapeDesign.com Complete maintenance.
Garden works-Clean ups. Trimming. 650•856•0831
Phone: 650. 321.1600 Installation. Repair. Irrigation. Palo Alto
Homes • Apartments • Offices El Paso Drywall • Affordable Landscape Design Free Estimate. (650)364-7210 Quality Service
Great Exp. • Splendid Refs. • Conceptual, Planting, Irrigation,
Water damage, acoustic removal and Lighting Plans Japanese Gardener Kitchen &
650-261-1569 or 650-444-3590 & spray, hanging texture paint. • Installation Maintenance • Garden works Bathroom
Tile, stucco, roofing jobs, remod- • Fine Gardening Clean ups • Pruning Renovations Plumbing, Tile,
J & M Cleaning Services els & demolition. (408)506-0694 • Plant Care Calendar (650)327-6283, evenings Carpentry and
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35 years exp.
Call Jorge Ramirez
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polish, window washing in/outside. Drywall • Painting • Tile • Texturing
Call Susie Mader Yard Maint. • Sprinklers Systems WE DO IT ALL! Home Services
Janitorial service. Lic. & experienced. Over 7 years experience. Flat Stones, Concrete. Blocks & Brick.
Cell (415)971-0886, (650)341-8392 Call Jose Antonio @ (650)771-3981. C27-677335 650-857-0658 (650)796-1262 24/7 650-328-9758 continued on next page
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Home Services (cont.)
757 Handyman/Repairs 759 Hauling 771 Painting/ 779 Organizing 795 Tree Care
Wallpapering Services OZZIE’S TREE SERVICE: Certified
arborist, 18 yrs exp. Tree trimming, re-
ATLAS HAULING A-1 & JH Homes
movals & stump grinding. Free chips
& wood. Free est. Lic'd. & insured.
Painting Int./Ext. Residential only.
Commercial & Residential
Reasonable & Reliable
• Free Estimates
Color Scheme. Trim & Molding.
Small Job OK! New Interior Ideas.
(650)515-5049 Lic.# 835271
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• Wood • Yard Waste A. AVI PAINTING
No time, energy,
24 hr. Emergency Service
Removal, thinning, shaping,
etc. and stump grinding.
Interior/Exterior, Cabinets, Faux Free Estimates. Lic. & Insured
• Construction patience or
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CARPENTRY & 7 DAYS A WEEK! (650)329-0770
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HANDYWORK (408) 888-0445 Let Clutterboy clear
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No Job Too Big Or Small! Lic. & Ins. Call us for a free estimate. Garage or Office.
• Senior discounts Commercial & Residential tree removal
Let us show you, our expertise. FREE ESTIMATES • HOURLY RATE Certified & Insured 15 yrs exp.
• Rough estimates (650)363-7501 or (650)670-7509 LOCAL REFERRALS GALORE!
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• Referrals Commercial, Residential, Garage, Check us out at (650)380-2297 or (650)380-5897
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20 years of RODRIGUEZ TREE SERVICE
Fair prices. (650)361-8773 650.799.4149
J&G HAULING SERVICE Painting Etc.
•Professional tree removal
•Trimming & Shaping our specialty
Contractor’s Lic. #824065
Misc. junk, office & appliances, Since 1995
garage/storage, etc & clean-ups. Insured & Bonded (650)299-9987
650.598.7944 Complete Painting Service 783 Plumbing
Old furniture, refrigerators & freezers.
Special Finishes & Textures
FREE ESTIMATES (650)368-8810 Very Reasonable Plumbing 799 Windows
Restoration Specialist. Free estimates.
Lic. # 774585
Drains Cleaned, Repairs & Installation
20 yrs. Exp.
767 Movers Very Fast & Efficient Service.
Call Jimmy, 968-7187
Residential Commercial SHMOOVER NEAT RELIABLE
787 Pressure Washing Pioneer Services in this
cell: (650) 465-9163
Handy “Ed” Man
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LICENSE CALIF. T-118304 QUALITY PREPARATION • Deck Refinishing/Sanding • Patios
& FINISH WORK • Moss/Algae •Flagstone •Driveways Free Estimates!
LSJ HANDYMAN SERVICES
Appliance • Electrical • Phone
Serving the Peninsula • 24 years experience
• Served a 5 yr.
• Free Demonstrations & Estimates
Bonded & Insured
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Plumbing • Demo • Hauling Careful, friendly, fast, still • Licensed & insured #392875 (650) 248-3488
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RL KING REPAIR
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No Job Too Small. Since 1967
Moss and Mildew Removal
No Chemicals Free estimates
• 10 years experience
Call Richard 650-363-8403 Results
Armando’s Moving Labor Service (650) 322-5030
The Palo Alto Handyman
Decks * gates * arbors * lighting *
Homes, Apts, Storages. Specializing in
loading/unloading rental trucks, sm/lrg PAINTING “Service Beyond Expectations” Window Washing 326-8210.
electrical * windows * doors * moves. 15yrs svc Bay Area. Armando Interior & Exterior Specialists
landscapes * special projects * (650)630-0424, or 341-2164. Lic#14733 Great Refs & Low Rates Please check our “A” rating
Terry (650)743-6251 Lic. 52643 (650) 575-2022 on the Better Business
768 Moving Assistance Stucco repair, cracks, & patching.
Foundation vents replaced & patched.
Bureau website @
GARY ROSSI PAINTING
Call ME 1st Interior plaster repair. Texture match- • Exterior Pressure Washing
Hauling Rototilling Licensed (#559953) and Bonded.
4 Strapping Pros ing. 35 years. Small jobs only. • Gutter Cleaning
Free Estimates. Wall Paper Removal.
Lawn Aerating Dethatching Excellent Refs.
Residential & Commercial (650)248-4205 • Deck Refinishing
Tractor Work Weed Clearing
Winner Rates!!! 650-345-4245
888-664-9274 Ana x212
A Notice to Our Readers: Skilled Craftsman with Great Prices!!! 790 Roofing 650-592-6061
California State Law requires that TOM BENTON
all moving companies be licensed Painting Contractor Lic.#651940 Clearview Window Cleaning
JOHNSTON by the Public Utilities Commis- Interior & Rental Specialist/Exteriors SERVICE ROOFING Reliable • Hi-Quality Service
✭ HAULING ✭
sion. Businesses listed under Mov-
ing Assistance are not licensed
Honest & Friendly. (650)533-1379 Established 1945
Roof repair specialist • Gutter cleaning
20 yrs. exp. Commercial/Residential
Free Estimates • Good Prices
movers, and do not advertise them- Shawn (650)960-1084 / (408)366-1128
LARGE TRUCKS selves as such. Wallpapering by Trish Re-roofing • Roof maintenance
Dump Runs • Trees A mover’s license contains a T or 24 years of experience 24 hr emergency roofing
Cal T followed by 6 digits. Free Estimates 650-366-8486 • 650-771-1556
Free Estimate • Insured For further information, call the 949-1820
650-327-HAUL Contractor's License Board
775 Asphalt/Concrete Al Peterson Roofing
771 Painting/ All Concrete & Masonry
Look in the Home
LOW RATE HAULING
Residential/Commercial misc. junk.
Wallpapering Driveways, bricks, pavers, flagstones • repairs • reroofing Services
Stamped concrete, waterfalls, fences • roof/gutter
.Demolition Removal. Home/Office mov-
ing. Yard clean-up. Tree trimmings.
Interior & Exterior • Avail. anytime & landscaping, 15 yrs experience. cleaning, repairs section in the
SAME DAY SERVICE 25 Years Exp. Home (650)814-1910 Lic. #786158. Call (650)269-7113 and maintenance
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“No Theme For You!”—it’s like a dictionary threw up.
Across 5 Group with the 1980 album movie book
by Matt Jones
1 Concerned opener “Flesh + Blood” 42 Cesspit
6 Getaway with smaller por- 6 Shelbyville’s rival 44 “Can you ___ entire day with-
tions? NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
7 Final shot, often out complaining?” of the City of Palo Alto
9 Spiced drink
13 Way to get around in Paris 8 Pec neighbors 46 Sources of harm Historic Resources Board
14 Hertfordshire hangout 9 Rosy-cheeked babe 47 Like xenon
15 Cryer’s TV costar 10 Fixtures in convenience 48 Lemon peel scrapings
16 Dance, sculpture, etc. stores 50 It may get pulled down Please be advised the Historic Resources Board shall conduct a meeting at 8:00 AM on July 06,
18 Gets close 11 Trapeze expert 51 Party with smart drinks and 2005 in the Civic Center, Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California.
19 Not much Any interested persons may appear and be heard on these items.
20 Heart-related, in a way 12 Etches a class ring Cat-in-the-Hat hats
21 Kind of connection 15 Lah-di-dah type 53 Quick blow
22 Dadaist Ray 17 “Two guys walk into ___...”
23 Great, to an ‘80s surfer ©2005 Jonesin’ Crosswords
20 Goldfinger’s first name (firstname.lastname@example.org) For APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Approval of minutes of Historic Resources Board meetings of June 1 &
24 Middle class resident, in the 23 Mentally moving answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226- June 23, 2005.
Middle Ages 2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+.
26 Island that’s mostly Hindu 24 R&B singer Cantrell Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-
27 Salesman’s offerings 25 It may show up on Park 655-6548. Reference puzzle #0208. NEW BUSINESS
30 Type of acid used to fight Place Last Week’s Solution
anemia Public Hearing
27 Shot to hell
32 Smith and Jones movie, for 28 It’s taken with delicate
short 1. 1276 Harriet Street, Children’s Library [05PLN-00000- 00034]: Application by the
33 Surrealist game involving subjects Department of Public Works for Historic Resources Board review and recommendation to the
folded paper and drawing partial 29 Item in a man’s bath- Director of Planning and Community Environment regarding revised plans for historic rehabilitation
pictures room and expansion of a City-owned Spanish Colonial Revival building, designed by Birge Clark in 1940,
36 John and Paul’s early band- that is part of the Lucie Stern Community Center, a Category 1 Historic Inventory property located in
31 “SNL” commercial with the PF zone district. The project includes (a) expansion of the Children’s Library from the existing
mate Phil Hartman on a giant
37 Buttock size of 3,442 gross square feet to approximately 6,043 gross square feet through construction of an
38 Makes it through pyramid of cereal approximately 1,892 square-foot single-story north addition and an approximately 709 square-foot
39 Mine car 34 Item in a bedroom prank single-story south addition, (b) related fenestration and site modifications and selective demolition,
41 “Invisible Man” novelist 35 Kurosawa classic (c) a landscape plan, and (d) historic rehabilitation plans comprising a comprehensive structural
43 Wrought havoc on upgrade of the existing building and repairs. Approved historic rehabilitation plans would qualify the
40 Leonard with a yearly
45 Cloister member building for participation in the City’s Transferable Development Rights (TDR) program.
46 Line of work
49 Wildcat with a name from the 2. 525 Alma Street [05PLN-000171]: Application by Michael Lindstrom of Architectural Design
Nahuatl Structure for Historic Resources Board review and recommendation to the Architectural Review
50 Osmosis site Board, the Director of Planning and Community Environment, and the City Council regarding a
52 Meeting place of note proposed historic and seismic rehabilitation of a former automobile agency and garage, constructed
53 Transcontinental transports in 1917, that is listed on the City’s Historic Inventory in Category 2 and is located in the downtown
54 Former North Carolina sena- CD-C(GF)(P) zone district. A historic and seismic rehabilitation that complies with the Secretary of
tor Sam the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation would qualify the building for cumulative historic and
55 “Gimme ___...” (Idaho State seismic floor area bonuses totaling 5000 square feet of development rights that would be
cheer, maybe) transferred to a non-historic site in the CD-C zone district through the City’s Transferable
56 Out in the open Development Rights program. The project includes the repair and repointing of the historic brick
57 “People-Powered Howard” façade based on the masonry rehabilitation standards of the National Park Service; a seismic
58 Football player with a skull on rehabilitation of the building; a restoration of the existing storefront; the relocation of the main entry
his helmet to its original location at the center of the façade; the addition of recessed traditional wood plank
59 Actors Adam and Shane, for entry doors, traditional retractable awnings, and a partially concealed required fire exit; and other
two minor modifications.
Opening track on LL Cool J’s STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS.
“Bigger and Deffer”
2 “___, don’t fail me now!” STATUS REPORTS ON HISTORIC PROJECTS/SITES.
3 The world of point-and-click
4 Make ___ for it BOARD MEMBER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND/OR ANNOUNCEMENTS.
O B I T U A R Y A N N O U N C E M E N T S Agenda changes, additions and deletions. The agenda may have additional items added to it up
until 72 hours prior to meeting time.
Questions. If interested parties have any questions regarding the above applications, please contact
the Planning Division at (650) 329-2441. The files relating to these items are available for inspection
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and staff reports
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PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL
CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE
BROADCAST LIVE ON KZSU, FM 90.1
CABLECAST LIVE ON GOVERNMENT ACCESS
NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION CHANNEL 26
COMMISSION FOR TWO, FOUR-YEAR TERMS ENDING JULY 31, 2009
(Terms of Griffin and Packer) COUNCIL, AGENDA HOTLINE: 329-2477
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council is seeking applications from persons interested
in a four-year term ending July 31, 2009. (TENTATIVE) AGENDA – SPECIAL MEETING – COUNCIL CHAMBERS
June 20, 2005 – 6:45 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: Composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers, or
employees of the City, and who are residents of the City of Palo Alto. Regular meetings are at 7:00 1. Resolution Expressing Appreciation to Ashok Aggarwal Upon His Retirement
p.m. on the second and last Wednesdays of each month. 2. Vote and Appointment of Candidates to the Utilities Advisory Commission
3. Public Hearing: Adoption of the 2005-2006 Budget, Adoption In-Concept of the
Duties: The Planning and Transportation Commission's primary duties include: a) Preparing and 2006-2007 Budget and Approval of a Budget Adoption Ordinance, Including 1) Exhibit
making recommendations to the City Council on the City's Comprehensive Plan regarding devel- A -The City Manager’s 2005-2007 Proposed Budget; 2) Exhibit B - All Changes
opment, public facilities, and transportation in Palo Alto; b) Considering and making recommenda- Detailed in the Amendments to the City Manager’s 2005-2007 Proposed Budget;
tions to the City Council on zoning map and zoning ordinance changes; c) Reviewing and making 3) Exhibit C – Proposed 2005-2006 Municipal Fee Schedule; 4) Exhibit D - Revised
recommendations to the City Council on subdivisions and appeals on variances and use permits; Pages to the 2005-2006 Table of Organization; 5) Exhibit E - Amendments to the
and d) Considering other policies and programs affecting development and land use in Palo Alto 2005-2006 Proposed Municipal Fee Schedule (1 Ordinance, 6 Resolutions)
for final City Council action. 4. Adoption of Proposed Appropriation Limit Calculation Resolution for 2005-2006
5. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Director of Human Resources to Act
Appointment information and application forms are available from the City Clerk's Office, 250 Ham- on Behalf of the City of Palo Alto with Regard to Disability Retirements of City
ilton Avenue, Palo Alto (Phone: 650-329-2571) or may be obtained on the website at Employees; Establishing a Procedure for Industrial Disability Retirement
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/clerk/planning.html Determinations of Local Safety Officer Employees who are Members of the Public
Employees' Retirement System; and Rescinding Resolution No. 7157
Deadline for receipt of applications in the City Clerk's Office is 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005. If 6. Annual Adoption of the City’s Investment Policy
one of the incumbents does not reapply, the deadline will be extended to 5:30 p.m. on Wednes- 7. Request for Approval of Agreement with Midpeninsula Community Media Center, Inc.,
day, June 29, 2005. in the Amount of $100,000
8. Approval of Software Support Services Renewals with Oracle Corporation in the
DONNA J. ROGERS Amount of $316,185 (3 Years at $105,395 Per Year)
City Clerk 9. Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Geodesy in the Amount of $102,950
for Development Support of New Computer Applications Linked to the Geographic
PALO ALTO RESIDENCY IS A REQUIREMENT. 10. Approval of an Agreement with Community Housing, Inc., in the Amount of $109,695
for Funds Allocated During Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Under the Community Development
Block Grant Program
11. Approval of Amendment to Agreement with Project Sentinel for Funds Allocated During
Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Under the Community Development Block Grant Program
12. Agreement with Palo Alto Housing Corporation (PAHC) Housing Services, LLC for
Administration and Consulting Services for the Below Market Rate Housing Program in
the Amount of $130,000 for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and $135,000 for Fiscal Year
13. Approval of Agreements with the Cities of East Palo Alto, and Los Altos for Information
CITY OF PALO ALTO Technology Services
NOTICE OF VACANCIES ON THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION 14. Approval of an Enterprise Contract with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. in
FOR AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING MARCH 31, 2007 (Term of Menager) the amount of $340,000 for Household and Conditionally-Exempt Small Quantity
Generator Hazardous Waste Management Services, with an Option to Renew for Two
AND AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING MARCH 31, 2008 (Term of Pittman) Additional Years
15. Approval of an Enterprise Fund Contract with Kelly’s Stump Removal Company, Inc. in
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council is seeking applications for an unexpired term an Amount Not to Exceed $150,000 for FY 2005-2006 Stump Removal Project
ending March 31, 2007 and an unexpired term ending March 31, 2008. 16. Approval of Amendment #2 to Contract No. C3144644 with Huntsman Architectural
Group in the amount of $868,009 for the Civic Center Infrastructure Improvements
Eligibility Requirements: Composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers or Project – Capital Improvement Program Project PF-01002
employees of the City, who are residents of the City, and who shall be appointed by the Council. 17. Approval of a Contract with Spencon Construction, Inc. in the Amount of $ 809,789 for
Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. FY 2005-2006 Sidewalk Replacement Phase 1 Project - Capital Improvement Program,
Sidewalk Replacement Project PO-89003
Duties: The Human Relations Commission has the discretion to act with respect to any human re- 18. Approval of Contract with O’Grady Paving Incorporated in the Amount of $1,621,753
lations matter when the Commission finds that any person or group does not benefit fully from for the 2005 Street Maintenance Phase 2 Capital Improvement Program Project
public or private opportunities or resources in the community, or is unfairly or differently treated PE-86070
due to factors of concern to the Commission: a) public or private opportunities or resources in the 19. Approval of an Enterprise Fund Contract with Power Engineering Contractors in the
community include, but are not limited to, those associated with ownership and rental of housing, Amount of $390,150 for the East Palo Alto Sanitary District Meter Installation Project
employment, education and governmental services and benefits; and b) factors of concern to the (Capital Improvement Program Project #WQ80022)
Commission include, but are not limited to, socioeconomic class or status, physical condition or 20. Approve and Authorize the Mayor to Execute the Human Services Resource Allocation
handicap, married or unmarried state, emotional condition, intellectual ability, age, sex, sexual Process 2005 Through 2007 Contracts Over $85,000 with the Following Agencies:
preference, race, cultural characteristics, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship, and religious, Avenidas, $420,216; Palo Alto Community Child Care, $425,720; and, Adolescent
conscientious or philosophical belief. The Commission shall conduct such studies and undertake Counseling Services, $90,000.
such responsibilities as the Council may direct. 21. Authorization to Renew Purchase Orders with Baker & Taylor for the Second and Third
Years for the Purchase of Library Books, Audio Visual Items, and Library Continuations
Appointment information and application forms are available in the City Clerk's Office, 250 Hamil- 22. Rejection of Bids and Authorization to Re-solicit Bids for Wastewater Collection System
ton Avenue, Palo Alto (Phone: 329-2571) or may be obtained on the website at Rehabilitation and Augmentation Capital Improvement Program (WC-03003 Project 16)
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/clerk/hrc.html 23. The Finance Committee Recommends Approval of the Proposed Milestones for the FY
2005-2007 Council "Top 5" Priorities
Deadline for receipt of applications in the City Clerk's Office is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2005. STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Finance Committee’s Regular Meeting of June 21, 2005, has been cancelled.
DONNA J. ROGERS
PALO ALTO RESIDENCY IS A REQUIREMENT.
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