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					                                                                                                                                     Vol. XXVI, Number 75 • Friday, June 17, 2005   ■   50¢

                                                        Cast Your Vote                                                                            Page 13
                                                          by July 8th       Weekend Edition
                                                                                   w w w. P a l o A l t o O n l i n e . c o m

                                                          New exhibit
                                                          focuses on
                                                          Page 9
Courtesy Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

                                                        Worth A Look 15     Eating Out 16         Movie Times 21                Goings On 24          Crossword Puzzle 42
                                                   ■ Upfront Arts commissioner mired in controversy Page 3
                                                   ■ Sports Former Stanford player ready for the ‘Show’ Page 28
                                                   ■ Home & Real Estate Who ya gonna call? Weed whacker Section 2
                                             THE WAIT IS OVER!


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Page 2 • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Palo Alto Weekly
   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
                                                                                                                                                                                         never happened.
                                                                                                                                                                                           “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)


                                                                                                                                                                                              for joint
                                                                                                                                                                                             arts center
                                                                                                                                                                                          Vision a victim of economy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  officials say
                                                                                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                   Jay Thorwaldson, Editor
                                                                   Marc Burkhardt, Managing Editor
                                                                   Jennifer Aquino, Associate Editor
                                                                                                                                               Reader comments via e-mail, voice mail and U.S. mail
                                                                                                                                    Digital dollars                             Retirement party
    •   Outdoor Fireplaces                                         Allen Clapp, Carol Blitzer, Assistant Editors                       Two thousand autos filled with hap-     In a time of strained city budgets,
                                                                   Keith Peters, Sports Editor
    •   Accessories                                                                                                                 py birdwatchers, duck feeders,          which promise to be tight for the
                                                                   Rick Eymer, Assistant Sports Editor
    •   Limestone BBQ Islands                                      Robyn Israel, Arts & Entertainment Editor                        strollers, moon watchers, photogra-     foreseeable future in part due to de-
    •   Design                                                     Don Kazak, Jocelyn Dong, Senior Staff Writers                    phers, picnickers, wind surfers, fami-  fined benefit giveaways and high
                                                                   Bill D’Agostino, Alexandria Rocha, Staff Writers                 lies and seniors entering our nature    salaries bequeathed by City Manag-
    •   Installation                                               Norbert von der Groeben, Chief Photographer
                                                                   Nicholas Wright, Staff Photographer
                                                                                                                                    preserves at a proposed $5 an auto      er Frank Benest to more than 1,000
                                                                   Tomomi Tsuda, Photo Intern                                       equals $10,000 equals one Digital       city employees, the City Council has
                                                                   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
                                                                   Janice Covolo, Receptionist;                                                                             Benest’s retirement.
                                                                   Ruben Espinoza, Jorge Vera, Couriers                                Marvin Lee
                                                                                                                                       Harker Avenue, Palo Alto                Dan Bloomberg
                                                                   EMBARCADERO PUBLISHING CO.
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                                                                   Robert A. Heinen, Vice President, Operations;
                                                                   Michael I. Naar, Vice President & CFO; Robert D.
                                                                                                                                    Next on the ban agenda?
                                                                   Thomas, Vice President, Corporate Development;                      I suspect the leaf-blower ban does       Upbeat about
                                                                   Franklin Elieh, Vice President, Sales & Marketing;
                                                                   Frank A. Bravo, Director, Computer Operations &
                                                                                                                                    not represent the interest of most          crackdown
                                                                                                                                    Palo Alto residents. The vast majority         This week I happened to be driv-
                                                                   Connie Jo Cotton, Major Accounts Sales Manager;                  of Palo Alto residents have much            ing around town several times at the
                                                                   Bob Lampkin, Director, Circulation & Mailing                     more important issues to deal with.         end of the school day and was so
                           FOR FATHER’S DAY                        Services
                                                                   Chris Planessi, Joel Pratt Computer System
                                                                                                                                       This ban represents the views of a
                                                                                                                                    small, outspoken minority that has
                                                                                                                                                                                pleased to see that all the students
                                                                                                                                                                                riding bikes were wearing helmets.
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                                                        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
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

                                                                                                      News Digest
                                                                                                       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-
                                                            2300 Geng Rd., Suite 200                   nuity is stagnation.”
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                                                    online coupons • transportation • non-profits •      The council ultimately split on whether to consider the item, with
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                                                    home guide • rentals • community calendar •        voting no, and Mossar absent. The split vote meant that the motion
                                                    movies • restaurants • community resources •       failed.
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                                                    to do • transportation • non-profits • same-
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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
                                                    of palo alto • home & garden • personals •
                                                                                                       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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                                                                                                      al service will be held Sunday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Olive A.O.H.
                                                                                  Church of God, 605 Hamilton Ave., Menlo Park.
                                                                                                      Wayne Lee Briggson, a 47-year resident of Menlo Park, died May 31.
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                                                                             House Courtyard, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. In lieu of flowers, me-
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                    Coldwell Banker - Elyse Barca                                                     Gaye N. Odom, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died June 6. A cel-
                                                                          ebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 22, at 4 p.m. at Holy Trin-
                                                                                                      ity Episcopal Church, 830 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. In lieu of flow-
                    Menlo Medical Clinic                                                              ers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church,
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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
                                                                                                 BIG BAD
                                                                                                 VOODOO DADDY
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
                                                                                      2005   #
                                                                                             #   AND FIREWORKS ##
what Palo Alto has in public art,”          be e-mailed at bdagostino@paweek-
James said.                       

  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.
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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
                        women without
                       children during
                      name-giving cere-
                     monies, represents
                     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.

                                                                                                                                    Stanford art
                                                              by Sue Dremann                                                        spotlights
                                            An elaborate
                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                    to nature,
                                            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.
                                                                                                     (continued on next page)

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                                                                                                                                                               cultures, every design, symbol, col-
                                                                                                                     Cantor exhibit                            or and shape has meaning, linking it
                                                                                                                     (continued from previous page)            to the environment on which the
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Iridescent beetle wings (above) make for stunning ear ornaments worn by the
Aguaruna. A colorful Kayapó-Mekrãgnoti tribal headdress (below) includes
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photos of Original Broadway Cast: Joan Marcus / Sign: Eduardo Patino
Sacred animals, such                                          birds walking
as the “na’re’ii” —                                           around the vil-
which represent                                                 lages,” Mekler
ghosts, thunder                                                   said.
beings and                                                               Some
monkeys                                                             of the most
— are used                                                          spectacular
in female                                                           headdress-
coming-                                                             es in the
of-age cer-                                                          exhibition
emonies.                                                             c o m e
Their symbol-                                                         from the
ism revolves                                                          Kayapó,
around renewal,                                                      a Brazil-
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fertility and connected-                                          ian tribe liv-
ness with all elements of the                              ing south of the
   Embracing the intricate web of
                                         Amazon River. The Kayapó link
                                         themselves to the animal world
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The anteater is highly revered be-
cause it associates with ants, power-
                                         through the belief that a person only
                                         becomes a “real person” by adorning
                                         their body with bird feathers, ac-
                                         cording to Mekler.
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   The most vibrant and alluring         square, the realm of men; red feath-                                                                          Performing Arts. Supported, in part, by a grant from
pieces in the exhibition are made of     ers symbolize women’s world. The                                                                              the City of San José.
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nics, earrings, necklaces and ritual     with white feathers, is representative
figurines. According to Mekler, the                    (continued on next page)
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                                                                                                                                    Downtown Los Altos
                                                                                                                                      (650) 941-6983

            Community Day!                                                                                                    Because the sun
         Help us in celebrating 30 years of exceptional
               care for our community’s seniors                                                                               never bills you.
               Saturday, June 18th
                   1:00 - 4:00
                                     Featured Speaker - Arlene Blum
                                     A dramatic slide lecture tracing Arlene’s evolution                                                                             A cotton shaman’s tunic is painted with designs taken from the ancient Inca,
                                     from a hilariously incompetent beginning climber                                                                                worshipped by the modern Shipibo-Conibo tribe. The tunic is worn during
                                     to a world-renowned expeditionary leader                                                                                        the administration of ayauasca, a hallucinatory drink.
                                     1:30 - 2:30

                                     Music - Blind Justice
                                     A sophisticated blend of classic rock-n-roll, R&B
                                     and original compositions
                                     1:30 - 3:30

                                     Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
                                                                                                                                 875 Alma Street, Palo Alto
                                     Interactive activities for children
                                     1:00 - 4:00                                                                                  650-327-7220

       Guided Tours ● Light Refreshments ● Face Painting
                                      Everyone Welcome! FREE
    Located right in the heart of Palo Alto @ 656 Lytton Ave. (Corner of Lytton & Middlefield)
      We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please call (650) 617-7333.                                                                          This mask/body costume of the “Uvat” unifies the Kamayurá shaman with
                                                                                                                                                                     the spirit of Lake Ipavu during a healing ritual. Mask/body costumes are
   A very big THANK YOU to our generous sponsor: Hanson Bridgett Legal Partners. Additional THANKS to: Avenidas, Palo
     Alto Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Amy Saltzman M.D. holistic physician, Food
                                                                                                                                                                     prevalent in Amazonian art and ceremony.
  Service Partners and Palo Alto Winds Chamber Ensemble. Thanks also to our very talented performers and entertainers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               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 —
   Lose 15-20 pounds in eight weeks                                                                                                                                  of the surrounding forest, he said.
                                                                                                                                                                        Feather tunics and pectorals are
                                                                                                                                                                                                               it’s not something hung on a wall,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               he said. ■
                             Tris Harms, San Carlos, Lost 25 lbs.                                                                                                    among the rarest items on display.
                                                                                                                                                                     Blazing with brilliant color, the gar-    E-mail Staff Writer Sue Dremann at
                                                                                                                                                                     ments are thought to be worn by per-
                                                                                                                                                                     sons of high stature, or used by
                                                                                                                                                                     young Mayna tribe males during
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                                                                                                                                                                     adulthood initiation. The spectacular
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                                                                                                                                                                     with vegetal dyes. Bold, geometric
                                                                                                                                                                     patterns are created from thousands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Where: Stanford’s Cantor Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Center, located at Lomita Drive

                50                      *                                                                                                                            of small feathers. On each, the head       and Museum Way (off Palm Dri-
                                                                                • Learn the most powerful secret to attaining                                        of a toucan is attached to the front       ve)
                                                                                  and maintaining your ideal weight                                                  the garment, framed by a fan of lus-       When: Through Aug. 21. View-
                                                                                • See what you’re doing now that defeats your                                        trous wings from a variety of macaw        ing hours are Wed.-Sun. 11
           On any Program                                                         efforts                                                                            and parrot species.                        a.m. to 5 p.m.; open Thurs. un-
             *8 week minimum                                                    • Gain valuable insight that will restore confi-                                        The exhibit is sure to raise argu-      til 8 p.m.; Docent tours are
              Expires 6/26/05                                                                                                                                        ments about whether the objects in         available Thurs. at 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                  dence in you ability to shed fat                                                   “Vanishing Worlds” are anthropo-           and Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m.
                                                                                • Understand how our one-on-one approach                                             logical artifacts or art. Historically,    Cost: Admission is free. There
                                                                                  makes all the difference!                                                          such works have been displayed in          is a weekday parking fee; free
    • Nutritionist Supervised                                                                                                                                        natural history museums, Coleman           weekends and after 4 p.m.
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                                                                                                                         LOS ALTOS — 388 Second St.                  are not only fine examples of artistry,
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                                           Arts & Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                         The San Francisco elegance
                                                                                         nitely blown away!” Warren said.
                                                                                            Down Beat Magazine was so impressed with the
                                                                                                                                                             without the drive.
                                                                                         recording that they presented Baskin with first prize in
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                                                                                         the Junior High School division of their 2002 Student                             – Silicon Valley Concierge Association
                                                                                         Music Awards. Her prize: a scholarship to Berklee Col-
                                                                                         lege of Music’s summer program, which she completed
                                                                                         in 2003.
                                                                                            Despite the program’s prestige, Baskin said she pre-
                                                                                         ferred attending the Stanford Jazz Workshop, as it was

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                                                                                         more youth-oriented.
                                                                                            “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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 Hale Baskin is part of a new wave of young jazz artists.                                   “My parents love jazz,” she said. “I’ve been listening        -Fri • Cherries Jubilee
                                                                                         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-
                                                                                         val every year.
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         for Hale                                                                           “My Dad always knew I could sing. He made me learn
                                                                                         my first jazz song, ‘Route 66.’”
                                                                                            Today, Judi manages her daughter’s burgeoning career,
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       ale Baskin’s first professional gig did not come

H      without its pressures. There she was, standing on
       the stage, performing at the San Jose Jazz Festi-
                                                                                            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,
she will be one of two featured vocalists (along with
Cara Arcuni) accompanying the Menlo-Atherton Ad-                                         sing with a smaller ensemble.                                                       beverages & music
vanced Jazz Ensemble in its concert at Rinconada Park.
On Thursday, she will headline with a trio, and passers-
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                                                                                            “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
   Just don’t expect to hear the same old standards — or                                 taught Baskin how hard it is to master the genre’s im-
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   “I’ve tried more recently to steer away from the stan-
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                                                                                         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
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   “The kids who are into it want to change it in some                                   ily and I’m a yeller.”                                           and other new releases.
way, a little bit, to make it newer,” Baskin said. “Because                                 With her summer schedule heating up, Baskin will
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-                     
                                                                                                                                                         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.
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                                                                                              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-
                                                                                              son said.
                                                                                                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
                                                     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                 or RSVP to
                                                                                                Laura Stec, 962-9876, ext.
                                                              1-888-723-7831                    346 or
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                                                                                                    Arts & Entertainment

Wortha Look
Theater Art
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-
                                                                                                              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                                                                                                  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                                                                                                                                             
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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   Eating Out
                                                                                                  RESTAURANT REVIEW

                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                            sauce.                                       temperature.
                                                                                                                                                               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        
   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                                   access
   to lecture the server on another oc- back $150 before tip. For that kind

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

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

    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.
            Hobee’s 856-6124
       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                
                                                   Winner, Palo Alto Weekly “Best Of”                                                              151 California Ave.
                                                            8 years in a row!
          Rangoon 325-8146                                                                        Pizza My Heart 327-9400
                                                                                                                                                        Palo Alto
       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
           11:30-2 Mon-Sat,
           5-9:30 Mon-Thurs
              5-10 Fri & Sat
                                                                                                                                                 Unique Singaporean
                                                                                                   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
            Mon-Sat 8am-9pm
            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
                   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
                      JING JING
                           Chinese                ORIGINAL
                                                                                       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)
                                                                                                                               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
      more memorable.”
                                        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.
                                                                                                                                                               $$$$ (Reviewed July 27, 2001)
 you only need to remember                          650-326-9028                        C U C I N A                      I T A L I A N A                       Neiman Marcus Cafe, 400 Stanford
       one word, Trellis.
     Trellis is Italian for
                                           1077 EL CAMINO REAL, MENLO PARK                                                                                     Shopping Center, Palo Alto (650) 329-
                                                                                                                                                               3329 This white tablecloth affair seems to
  “unforgettable polenta.”                     LUNCH MON.-FRI. 11-2:30                       FROM OUR CORPORATION TO YOURS!                                    have seen better days. Although service is
                                                 DINNER NIGHTLY 5-10                                                                                           doting, the menu has terminology issues,
      – Christine Waters                                                                      We guarantee attention to every detail.                          misleading customers on certain dishes —
            Metro                                                                                                           a “souffle” could show up as a crispy
                                                                                                                                                               meringue or as a Jello salad. Mon.-Sat.
                                                                                       Our facility provides:                                                  11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. $$ (Re-
                                                                                       TV, VCR, PA System,                                                     viewed March 22, 2002)
                                                                                                                                                               New Kapadokia, 2399 Broadway St.,
                                                                                       Power Point,                                                            Redwood City (650) 368-5500 Owner

        Award the
                                                                                       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

        #1 All-Star…
                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                June 19
                                                                                                         HANNA WINERY
                                                                                                    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)
                                                            Menlo Park
                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                 and Caribbean-fusion restaurant and bar
                                                                                                                                                               boasts a festive atmosphere. Creative

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                                                               Eating Out
                                                                                                                                                          Japanese Food to Go!
drink specials include a New Orleans-style        Palo Alto Creamery Downtown, 566                  called pho — lickety-split. Stir-fried noodle
                                                                                                                                                              DELIVERY                   *
                                                                                                                                                                                             or Take-Out
                                                                                                                                                                  *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. $$$ (Reviewed July 9, 1999)
                                                  lage, No. 107, Palo Alto (650) 324-3131
                                                  Pizza Sorento, pizza California and pizza
                                                                                                    rant, honoring its Capitola Beach begin-
                                                                                                    nings. Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri.-
                                                                                                                                                                        M I Y A K E
Old Pro Sports Grill, 2865 El Camino              Parisiene all on excellent sourdough crust.       Sun. 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. (Fri.-Sat. closes at      140 University Ave, Palo Alto •
Real, Palo Alto (650) 325-2070 Palo               Also serves pasta, homemade soup and              2:30 a.m. during the summer.) $$ (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
                                                                                                                                                        $3.99 Cu
                                                  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. $$ (Reviewed May 19, 2000)
                                                                                                                                                      hurry?                    we have curbside parking
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed during the
summer. $ (Reviewed November 8, 2002)
                                                  is their specialty. Duck, vegetarian and
                                                  seafood specialties with a touch of Califor-
                                                                                                    Ristorante Don Giovanni , 235 Castro                            Let us cater your next event!
                                                                                                    St., Mountain View (650) 961-9749 A
Oregano’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 4546 El               nia cuisine thrown in. Reservations accept-       reliable bet for a good dinner and a relax-             
Camino Real, Los Altos (650) 941-3600             ed. Daily 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $$ (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
                                                                                                                                                                                        RESTAURANT FRANÇAIS
                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                                          20% off
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-
                                                      MANDARIN GOURMET
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. $$$ (Reviewed April 23,                                                                                                                             Premium Liquors 7 Beverages
Pacific Athletic Club, 200 Redwood
                                                                         Curbside pick-up • Valet parking                                                              Fresh Squeezed Juices
Shores Parkway, Redwood Shores (650)
593-4343 Pacific Athletic Club is the only                                    420 Ramona, Palo Alto                                                                 New Specialty Drink Menu
gym we’re aware of where you can have                                            (between University & Lytton)
your car valet parked and then eat a deca-                                                                                                                     Daily Food Specials • Children’s menu
dent lunch while you watch other people
work out. Off hours, the dining room is
                                                                                  650-328-8898                                                              Sunday - Wednesday 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
available for corporate galas and social
events. Lunch only Mon.-Fri. 11:30-2 p.m.                                                                         Thursday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Available afternoons/evenings/weekends                                                                                                                          640 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA
for corporate galas and social events. $$-
$$$ (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

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         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 &
                                                                          10 p.m.
bland, the storyline is tasteless
and Duff whines more than a
Napa Valley vineyard. Check
                                        Cinderella Man
                                        (PG-13) ✭✭✭
                                                                          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
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   Locklear is lovable but Jean         The Sisterhood of the      Century 16: 11:20 a.m.; 2, 4:40, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m.
is just sad. The idea that she          Traveling Pants (PG) ✭✭✭ Century 12: 11:50 a.m.; 2:30, 5:15, 7:50 & 10:25
moves to a different city — or
even state — simply because a           Star Wars: Episode III -
                                                                   Century 16: 11:10 a.m.; 12:25, 3:50, 7 & 10:15
                                                                                                                                            THE EXTRAORDINARY FILM THAT
romance dissolves is so weak-
kneed it’s difficult to find any
                                        Revenge of the Sith
                                        (PG-13) ✭✭✭
                                                                   p.m. Century 12: 12:40, 4, 7:25 & 10:20 p.m.                           “WILL SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET!”
                                                                                                                                                                      -Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
respect for the character. And
any attachment to Holly is               ★ Skip it ★★ Some redeeming qualities ★★★ A good bet ★★★★ Outstanding
thrown aside once she starts toy-
ing with her mother’s fragile
emotions. It leaves young Zoe
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mostly of her spelling out words.
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enjoyable in his minor role but
Ben’s interactions are far too                                                                                                                                                       “                                1

mapped out, and the side char-                  ON THE WEB: The most up-to-date movie listings at
                                                                                                                                                                      EXPECT TO GRIN THE ENTIRE TIME
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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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Film Festival
                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

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
                                      battle the sizzling and sinister Mr. Electric                                                                                      VIEW THE TRAILER AT WWW.PARAMOUNTCLASSICS.COM/MADHOT
                                                                                       pileup of misunderstandings. In true farci-
          To view the trailers for    (George Lopez). Max and his imaginary            cal style the comedy of errors borders on                                                        FOR GROUP SALES,
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          “The Perfect Man”
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                                      on a sea of warm milk, board the Train of        pace. Bottom line it’s all in good fun. Rat-
                                      Thought and float a banana split boat on         ed: R for adult situations. In French with
                                      the Stream of Consciousness while noth-          English subtitles. 1 hour, 50 minutes. —                NOW                 CINÉARTS @ HYATT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SEE DIRECTORY
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                                      ing of consequence transpires. Perfor-
                                      mances are dismal across the boards; only
                                                                                       J.A. (Reviewed June 10, 2005)
                                                                                                       (continued on next page)
                                                                                                                                           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)

                                                                                                                                 Crash ✭✭✭✭
                                                                                                                                 (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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ROMANTIC COMEDY.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                David Ansen,
Layer Cake ✭✭✭✭
                                                                                                                       SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH                                                                  PM

(Aquarius) Dashing leading man Daniel Craig                  CALLING ALL HERBIES! If your first name is Herbie, Herbert or Herb, receive free admission to the Special Sneak Preview.

                                                                      (Free admission valid at box office only with ID. Does not apply to online ticket purchases. Check your local theatre for details).
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-
                                                                                                                                                 STAR WARS.”
                                                                                                                                                              – 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
                                                                    IS DEFINITELY
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,
2005)                                                                                                                    CENTURY THEATRES !
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Goings On
        Special Events
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-
                                                                                                         Live Music
                                                                                             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.
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.             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.       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.
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 ,                        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-                                                                                      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                                                                                                                                             
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.                                                 
Dinner Lecture on Hearing Loss By the                                                                      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                                                              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-
326-2025.                                                           Call 903-6000.            Memorial Church Tour Fridays, 2 p.m., 
                                               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.                                                                                                                  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.
$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.
26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos. Call 949-          Brown Bag Concert Series June 23 and          3261.                                                                        Family and Kids
8653.                     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.
brary, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 325-                                                   1340 Willow Road, Menlo Park. Call 322-         Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto. Call 330-1623.
                                                                                             3261.                                     Summer Bible Club Serengeti Trek Vaca-
3001.                                                                                                                                                                    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                                              
                                                                                                                                             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-
                                                                                                                                                                         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                                            
                                                                                                                                             Alto. Call 329-2366. www.cityofpaloal
                                                                                             p.m. Call or see web site for more details.
                                                                                             Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Mid-
                                                                                             dlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Call 917-2100.         Una Mjurka, Ceramic Sculptor Through                     Teen Activities
                                                                                                       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.       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.           are regalia headdresses, costumes, deco-
                                                                                             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-                                            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
                                                                                             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                                            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- 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 .        Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
                                                                                             725-4177.                       5362 ext.23.
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                                                               Goings On
Reiki Sessions Eastern healing therapy by
appointment, Wednesdays, through June,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., $15. Avenidas Senior Cen-
                                                                                        OF NOTE
ter, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 326-
5362 ext.23.                                                                                                                        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.                                                                                                                                                  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                                                                    
Call 326-5362 ext.23.               “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                         $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
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-                                                                     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    
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-
                                                                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.                                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. or             Read-Menlo Park will hold its next volun-         For a complete listing visit our web site at
                                        or           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.                     Park, Ross Road and Meadow, Palo Alto.
the behaviors of children who are easily                                                          Call 964-6110.
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.                sports play in society. Lunchtime speakers       wild animals. Call or e-mail wildlife@bat-
                                                 will be Mark Madsen and Troy Walters. The 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.
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
                                                                                       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.                                        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.          
Bureau Jenny C. Lee. Refreshments                                                                 Young Women’s Breast Cancer Support
served. E-mail 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                              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,                              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.                           835-0865.                                       (continued on next page)
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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.            Call 566-1211.       Call 948-2961.           Los Altos. Call 941-5789. www.view           Palo Alto.
                                                                                                                                                             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.
       two community newspapers and                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                         “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.
       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                                                                                      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.
                                                                                                                                                           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                         
   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
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   “A Time to be Remembered: A Juneteenth Story” An in-
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   10 a.m.                                                                                       series. Traditional Chinese Medicine, and
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                                                                                                 Forum on Lost Boys of Sudan Led by Rev.
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                                                                                                                                                                     Blood Center
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                                                                                                 Ongoing Breast Cancer Support Recov-
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             Upcoming                            Latin American Jewish Tales” Thu., June
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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.              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-
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                                                 June Fiction Book Group “In the Skin of
ford. Call 725-2787.    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-
                                                                                                 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,
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“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,                                 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.;
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600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Call (415)         Call 324-4321.                 Palo Alto. Call 965-9169.
                                                 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                                       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.
                                                 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
                                                  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
Grosser-Nagarajan. “Pomegranate Seeds:           gether. Free. All Saints’ Episcopal Church,
                                                                                                                                                            Palo Alto Weekly • Friday, June 17, 2005 • Page 27

                                                                                                                                                                                                            HIGH SCHOOLS

Shorts                                                                                                                                                                                              That was
ON THE LINKS . . . Stanford men’s
golf coach Conrad Ray of Palo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the year
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                    that was
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:                                                                                                                                                                       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                                                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                     Keith Peters

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
5:30 p.m.
                                          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                                                  million signing bonus.
                                                          (continued on page 34)                                                                                                                                    (continued on page 32)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Keith Peters
                                                                                                                                               Keith Peters
                       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.
                       like the well crafted
                       beauty of an Andersen
                       window or door. At Bruce Bauer our expert sales staff
                                                                                   Prep wrapup                               putting together their memorable sea-               ory and Castilleja both advanced to
                                                                                   (continued from page 28)                  sons, the boys and girls of fall took               their respective NorCal semifinals be-
                       will help you find the best Andersen solution for your                                                their best shots. As is the case in most            fore having their excellent seasons
                       home improvement needs. The famous Andersen®                Sacramento. It was the school’s sec-      years, local teams were right on tar-               end. Castilleja put a remarkable 34-6
                       Frenchwood® patio doors and the new custom-sized            ond state championship and it raised      get.                                                record into the books while Priory
                       double-hung windows provide exceptional beauty,             the bar for every other team and ath-       The Menlo School girls’ water polo                was a surprising winner in the CCS
                       energy efficiency and reliability.                          lete.                                     team ended St. Francis’ four-year                   Division V finale. Palo Alto, mean-
                                                                                      The Palo Alto boys’ basketball         reign as Central Coast Section water                while, won its first-ever outright
                       Come in to Bruce Bauer Lumber & Supply today to find out    team came close, reaching the Divi-       polo champions with a thrilling 6-5                 league title by going 12-0 in the SC-
                       more about our Andersen® windows and doors. Bruce Bauer     sion II NorCal finals before finally      victory to end what was expected to                 VAL El Camino Division.
                       Lumber & Supply. We’re more than just a warehouse.          seeing its 31-2 season ended by Oak       be a rebuilding year for the Knights.                  In cross country, Gunn senior Tori
                                                                                   Ridge (Sacramento), which went on           The Gunn and Menlo boys also                      Tyler put the finishing touches on a
                       Bruce Bauer Lumber & Supply                                 to win the state crown. Tying the         played for CCS titles, but both ended               successful career by winning her sec-
                       134 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040             school record for the most victories in   in defeat. The Titans fell to Bel-                  ond straight CCS title in Division II
                       (650) 948-1089                           a single season, however, provided        larmine in the Division I finals, 16-7,             and winding up third in the CIF State
                       Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:00pm Sat 8:00am-4:30pm Sun 9:00am-4:30pm   little consolation for the Viking sen-    while the Knights were upended by                   Meet after going in ranked No. 1 in
                                                                                   iors.                                     St. Francis in Division II, 8-5.                    California. Tyler went on to qualify
                                                                                      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                                                                                                                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-
                                                                                                                                                                                 dividual efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                 CCS semifinals.
                                                                                                                                                                                    All the good things Gunn accom-
                                                                                                                                                                                 plished during the season, however,
                                                                                                                                                                                 appeared lost in a 2-1 setback to Mit-
                                                                                                                                               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-

                                                                                             Keith Peters
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Keith Peters
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. ■
                                                            Nichoas Wright

                                                                                                                                                     Keith Peters

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.
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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
                                                                     Junior Varsity
                                                                                                                                 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
                                         Keith Peters

                                                        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
                                                                MENLO-ATHERTON                                                                                                Frosh-Soph
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
   Adam Juratovac, Arjan Ligtenberg, Tori                                                                        Most Inspirational: Lauren Swartz                                                          Most Improved: Michael Nordlund
                                                        Most Improved: Evan Fredericksen                                                                      Most Improved: Brittany Westerman
    Tyler, Jill Klausner, Ryan McDermott                                                                                       BOYS TENNIS                                                                  Most Inspirational: Chris Reade
                                                        Most Inspirational: Jackie Ching                                                                                      Frosh-Soph
        VARSITY 3-SPORT AWARDS                                                                                   Most Valuable: Haano Fakapalea                                                             Coaches Award: David White
                                                                        BASEBALL                                                                              Most Valuable: Elise Ponce
  Matt Johnson, Adam Juratovac, Jenica                                                                           Most Improved: Zack Schwab                                                                                Frosh-Soph
      Law, Jill Klausner, Derek Austin                  Most Valuable: Domenic Di Ricco                                                                       Most Improved: Lauren Wiefels
                                                                                                                 Most Inspirational: Haano Fakapalea                                                        MVP Team: Trenton Hart
                  BADMINTON                             Most Improved: Mike Jorgenson                                                                                        BOYS TENNIS
                                                                                                                                Frosh-Soph                                                                  MVP Track: Maurice Williams
Most Valuable: Davis Liu, Cecilia Yang                  Most Inspirational: Grant Stevenson                                                                   Most Valuable: Alex Kaufman, John Williford
                                                                                                                 Most Valuable: Taylor Burwell                                                              MVP Field: Dennis Muaka
Most Improved: Chris Wu                                                 Frosh-Soph                                                                            Coaches Award: Mark Keegan, Jason Przy-
                                                                                                                 Most Improved: Oscar Coaquira                                                              Most Improve: Nigel Hawkins
Coaches Award: Pam Wu                                   Most Valuable: Stephen Hicks                             Most Inspirational: Gavin Devaughn                                                         Most Inspirational: Alfred Chen
                                                                                                                                                              Most Improved: David Castor
                  Junior Varsity                        Most Improved: Geoffrey Pound                                      BOYS TRACK & FIELD                                                               Coaches Award: Robert Miller
Most Valuable: Daniel Chung                             Most Inspirational: Joe Cain                             Most Valuable: Evan Anderson                                                                         GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
                                                                                                                                                              Most Valuable: Eric Lee
Most Improved: Ben Reiter                                              BOYS GOLF                                 Most Improved: Pat Desmond                                                                 MVP Team: Katrina Zawojski
                                                                                                                                                              Most Improved: Andrew Dixon
                   BASEBALL                             Most Valuable: Blake Kiernan                             Most Inspirational: Tom Fjeldsted                                                          MVP Track: Mia Lattanzi
                                                                                                                                                              Coaches Award: Nikhil Basu Trivedi
Most Valuable: Colin Felch, Brent Gardiner              Most Improved: Marty Cooper                                             Frosh-Soph                                                                  MVP Field: Linda Oseso
                                                                                                                                                                         BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Coaches Award: Tucker Laurence                          Most Inspirational: Jamie Walsh                          Most Valuable: John Folker, Robby Merk                                                     Most Improved: Meghan Przybyla
                                                                                                                                                              Most Valuable: Charles Wetherell
                  Junior Varsity                                    BOYS LACROSSE                                Most Improved: Matt Boyd                                                                   Most Inspirational: Ali Apple
Most Valuable: Jay Perlman                              Most Valuable: Erik Fowle                                Most Inspirational: Jeff Hester                                                            Coaches Award: Katy Wanner, Renata
                                                                                                                                                              Most Valuable: Kerry Fier
Most Improved: Spencer Sturken                          Most Improved: Glen Eastman                                       GIRLS TRACK & FIELD                                                               Cummins, Elissa Chandler
                                                                                                                                                                        GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
                      DIVING                            Most Inspirational: Ken Ushman, Sebast-                  Most Valuable: Laurie Roberts, Jennifer                                                                  Junior Varsity
                                                        ian Turner                                                                                            Most Valuable: Alexis Link
Most Improved: Andrew Clendenin, Lashley                                                                         Connet                                                                                     MVP Team: Carissa Caryotakis
Simmons                                                               Junior Varsity                                                                                          Frosh-Soph
                                                                                                                 Most Improved: Kristin McGhee                                                              MVP Track: Joyce Lee
Coaches Award: Courtney Cox                             Most Valuable: Hutch Moragne                                                                          Most Valuable: Jamie Leong
                                                                                                                 Most Inspirational: Christina Thomas                                                       MVP Field: Brianna Cala
                   BOYS GOLF                                                                                                    Frosh-Soph                                                                  Most Improved: Mailee Hung
Most Valuable: Daniel Chun                                                                                       Most Valuable: Madeline Wheeler, Suzanne                   PALO ALTO
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Most Inspirational: Pauline Nguyen
Most Improved: Colin Lam                                                                                         Eldredge                                              ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coaches Award: Betsy Penick, Lily Feng,
Coaches Award: Brian Weinstein                                                                                   Most Improved: Stephanie Lee                 Senior male: Nathan Ford                      Brenna Nagao
                  GYMNASTICS                                                                                     Most Inspirational: Jeannie Jensen           Senior female: Katrina Zawojski
Most Valuable: Kaylyn Reyes, Miranda Der                                                                                                                      Hamilton Award: Pierre Meloty-Kapella
Coaches Award: Selena Slavenburg                                                                                           MENLO SCHOOL                       Williams Award: Ali Apple
                GIRLS LACROSSE                                                                                             ATHLETES OF THE YEAR                              BADMINTON
Most Valuable Attack: Maggie Wynn                                                                                Senior male: Andy Suiter                     Best performance: Damian Wang, Stephen
Most Valuable Defense: Christine Abraham                                                                         Senior female: Julia Martin
                                                                                                                                                              Best effort: Sam Ng
Coaches Award: Elissa Brown                                                                                      Junior male: Travis Read
                                                                                                                                                              Best attitude: Joyce Chou
                  Junior Varsity                                                                                 Junior female: Ali Lycette
                                                                                                                                                                             Junior Varsity
Most Valuable: Emma Dietrich                                                                                     Sophomore male: Anthony Bouvier
                                                                                                                                                              Best new player: Blaine Lose
Most Improved: Frances Kao                                                                                       Sophomore female: Megan Burmeister
                                                                                                                                                              Strongest freshman: Joanna Wu
                   SOFTBALL                                                                                      Freshman male: Travis Boyce
Most Valuable: Jill Klausner                                                                                     Freshman female: Allison Carlisle
                                                                                                                                                              Most Valuable: Nathan Ford
Coaches Award: Ashley Gardiner, Shell                                                                                            BASEBALL
Overton                                                                                                                                                       Offensive MVP: Matt Wismann
                                                                                                                 Weinstock Award: Ryan Cavan, Andy Suit-
                  Junior Varsity                                                                                 er, Colin Umphreys                           Pitcher of the Year: Karl Laughton
Most Valuable: Stephanie Ahrendsen, Neva                                                                                         Frosh-Soph                   Defensive MVP: Mike Barich
Hauser                                                                                                           Outstanding pitcher: Matt Corley             Coaches Award: Jeff Christopherson
                BOYS SWIMMING                                                                                    Outstanding hitter: Austin Cuellar                           Frosh-Soph
Most Valuable: Ysbrand Nusse, Alexander                                                                          Coaches Award: Danny Zuckerman               Most Valuable: Peter Abrams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kyle Terada

                                                                                                  Keith Peters

                                                                                                                                BOYS GOLF                     Most Improved: Tyler Shambora
Coaches Award: Koji Frahm, Bruno Mehech                                                                          Most Valuable: Brent Booth                   Coaches Award: Blaine Marchant
                  Junior Varsity                                                                                 Coaches Award: Riley Kriebel                                 BOYS GOLF
Most Valuable: Dylan Kim                                                                                         All-league: Brent Booth                      Most Valuable: Will Haydon
Most Improved: Aris Theologis                           Evan Anderson                                                         BOYS LACROSSE                   Most Inspirational: Max Rausch                Nathan Ford

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   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
Walsh and former NFL wide re-                 partment’s version of Community                   ety. The first seminar, Sports and                Kwon Do, water polo, volleyball

                                                                                                                                                                                            National teams
                                                                                                                                                                                            (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
                                                                                                                                                                                            and Stanford sophomore Byrn Ke-
                                                                                                                                                                                            hoe are also playing with the nation-
                                                                                                                                                                                            al team, and traveled to Montreux,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Switzerland, along with Stanford as-
                                                                                                                                                                                            sistant coach Denise Corlett to com-
                                                                                                                                                                                            pete in the Montreux Volley Masters
                                                                                                                                                                                            last weekend.
                                                                                                                                                                                               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-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ican Cup roster as she finished her
                                                                                                                                                                                            undergraduate degree last week.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Men’s water polo
                                                                                                                                                                                               Stanford grads Tony Azevedo and
                                                                                                                                                                                            Peter Hudnut join the rest of the Unit-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ed States national team as it begins
                                                                                                                                                                                            play in the FINA World League this
                                                                                                                                                                                            weekend in Belgrade, Serbia, Mon-

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                                                                                                                                                                                            team after spending the last
                                                                                                                                                                                            Olympics coaching the national
                                                                                                                                                                                            women’s team.
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Family Aquatic Complex in La Jolla.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Stanford grad and two-time
                                                                                                                                                                                            Olympian Brenda Villa will help
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 equipment      and     much     more!                                                    Shabby chic - $10/up                          Garden Storage Shed                           $199. Bedframe, $19/up. We deliver.
 Some items practically new, others          PA: 40 Tulip Lane, 6/18, 9-2                                                                                                             Visit or phone order 510-745-0900                          tal (apprsd >$7000 -ask $3200),Russet
                                                                                                                                        Steel garden shed. Lockable. Ten feet                                                                    oriental (apprsd $4000 -ask $1900),
 used,     all   at    great    prices.      Embarac. @ Greer (North). Couch,             Sheraton style D-end table - $1100            wide, seven feet high. Excellent condi-       Cal-King Tempurpedic Like New -                            leathr-tp coffee tble($325). Also
 Don’t miss this unique sale.                records, furn., etc.                                                                       tion. Tall enough to comfortably stand in.    $1200bo                                                    chests($95-300),                 sofa&
                                                PA: 472 Oak Rd., 6/17, 2-5
                                                                                          220 Computers/                                Could be used for workshop. New cost                                                                     loveseat($1150), twin& dble matt/box
                                                                                                                                        $700. Call Jim at 650-857-3475. FREE          Cashemere Sweater for sale - $105
                                                         & 6/18, 9-1                      Electronics                                                                                 Chico Mamma High Chair - $50.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ($100-150),                        kids
                                             Rummage Sale Benefiting Packard                                                            Home electronics - FREE                                                                                  tble&chrs($75),easel($40). 941-8329
                                                                                          600 watt Soundstream amp - $ 120
                                                      Childrens Hospital                                                                Kindergarten Materials                        clothes hanger on wheels, night - $10                      O’Keefe & Merritt stove - $350/OBO
                                             Outdoor Sales open at 8:30am on Sat.                                                       FOR TEACHERS ONLY. Posters/teaching
P.A., 2511 Webster St., 6/25 & 26,                                                                                                                                                    clothing sizes 18-22 - $3-$20                              Oak desk - $150.
                                             From Sand Hill Rd. turn on Stock Farm                 a MACINTOSH & PC                     aids for walls, activity books, stickers.
9-3                                            Rd. Go one block to 472 Oak Rd.                                                                                                        Danish Dining room set - $1200
                                                                                           Set-ups, installation, instruction, DSL,     Available for pick up Saturday 6/18. Call                                                                Oak Dining Room Table - $600
Moving Sale-Everything must go!                           (at corner).                      networking, data recovery & repairs         (650) 269-1358. If you are not a              Desk Large Solid Wood - $100
Appliances, furniture, housewares &               CASH ONLY 650-497-8591                   in the convenience of home or office.        teacher, please do not call. FREE                                                                        Oak Entertainment Center - $125
more. Midtown South of Oregon Exp.                                                                                                                                                    Dining Table Set
                                                                                             Web Design. Day & evening hours.
                                                                                                                                        Miscellaneous items.                          Hardwood, comfortable 6 chairs, 2 w/                       Office Chair-Rolling - $25
                                             Palo Alto, 1962 Channing Avenue, June                    (650)528-9300                     Free sofa (8 ft long), 2 pairs of snow skis   arms. Good cond. $500. Palo Alto, 650-                     Office Furniture
P.A., 260 Iris Way, 6/17, 12-5 &             18, 9-3                                                or (650)224-2472                    and boots, one rowing machine, assorted       856-1874                                                   New & used, incl: 10 cubicles w all
6/18, 8-1                                                                                                                               books - please call 650-493-7751 FREE                                                                    accessories. Suitable for startups, etc.
                                             Portola Valley, 280 Willowbrook Dr.,                                                                                                     DWR Brno Chair - 325.
Stackedwash/dryer,BunkBed,Dresserw/          6/18, 10-4                                                                                 old 8 mill projector - FREE                                                                              (650)856-1610
mirror,matching chest,coffee table,sm                                                     Bozak Stereo Speakers - $125                                                                File cabinet, fan, iron, lamp - cheap
                                             Multi-family — great finds, lots unused!                                                   REFRIGERATOR - FREE                                                                                      old rocking chair - $250
freezer,in box garbage disposal,new          Furniture, books, toys, rugs, new                                                                                                        Formal DR Set
bathroom vent fan                                                                         Brother WordProcessor - $40/BO
                                             clothes, bedding, collectibles, more!                                                      Sofa, 5’ wide, sectional - FREE               9 pieces: table w/leaves, 6 chairs, buf-                   Oueen-size Sleeper Sofa - $100.
                                                                                          Brother WordProcessor/Typewriter -                                                          fet & china cabinet, $650/obo.
                                                                                                                                        Water Saving Toilet - FREE                                                                               Pine TV armoire
                                             Woodside: 1101 Canada Rd., 6/18,             $50/BO                                                                                      (650)968-3253
P.A., 470 Carolina Ln, 6/18 & 19, 9-4                                                                                                                                                                                                            varnished pine entertainment center
                                             Benefit for St. Francis Center. New &
                                                                                          Canon Multipass - $30                         235 Wanted to Buy                             Free-standing acoustic partition - $45                     34x22x72 - $350
P.A., 578 Maybell Ave, 6/18, 8               used items.                                  DEC Alpha CPU - $0.00                         Cash for Pre-WWII Toys                        futon mattress - $25                                       Reading chair - $50

                                                                                             Pt Nanny Available                                                                       Sports 4 Kids Summer Camp                                  Kids Clay Days - $20
                                                                                             Stanford student temporary nanny                                                         $225/wk. 9-3pm. MP. 650-814-6734                           Lacrosse Camps 650-799-3600
                                                                                             Terrific Nanny Ready To Work! - $13-                                                     Summer language Tutor                                      Ages 7-12, held in Atherton,visit our
                                                                                             16 ??                                                                                    Summer Tutors Needed - IHAD-EPA                            website

                                                                                             Top Teen for Summer Work - $9+/hr.                                                       Swim Lessons-Stanford Swimmer -                            Language Immersion Summer
                                                                                                                                            Portola Valley, 8:30-6:30, M-F                                                                       Camp
                                                                                             Venus’ Little Stars Home Day                                                             $60/hr
                                                                                                                                                 2 yr. old & 3 mo. old                                                                           International School of the Peninsula.
                                                                                             Care                                                   $3000-3400/mo                     Tutoring-Science, French, etc                              (650)251-8519 Visit:
                                                                                             A multi-cultural, bilingual & develop-                                                   Writing Tutor Gr. 6-12
                                                                                                                                              Los Altos, 8:00-6:00 M-F                                                                           MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL
                                                                                             mentally appropriate environment.
                                                                                             Venus’ Little Stars Family Day Care           6 wk. old & 2 yr. old, $3,250/mo           YMCA Summer Hoops                                          PALO ALTO PRESCHOOL
                                                                                             offers songs, finger paints & hugs.               RWC, 3 days 8:00-12:00                                                                            Openings for 2-5 yrs. olds. Low student-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Youth Summer Lacrosse Camps - $195
                                                                                             ECE degree. NAEYC guidelines. Lic.                  9 mo. old girl, $18/hr                                                                          teacher ratio. Meals provided. (650)857-
                                                                                             434406585 (650)858-1213                                                                  350 Preschools/                                            0655.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PAPPA Arts Camp
                                                                                              340 Child Care                                                                          Schools/Camps                                              June-Aug. (650)493-7282
                                                                                              Wanted                                                                                  A+ SUMMER FUN all about the kids
                                             Housekeeper/Cook/Nanny                                                                                        call to place an ad (650)326-8210 x212
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rock’n Mozarts Camp/Make a CD
330 Child Care                               I am a Baby Nanny (650)766-1908                      COUNTRY
                                                                                           TOWN & COUNTRY                                                                             Andy Harader Tennis Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sacred Heart Summer Camp
                                                                                                                                        The Nurturing Nanny, LLC                                                                       
Offered                                                                                                                                                                               June 13-Aug 19. (650)364-6233
                                                      LIVE IN CHILD CARE                     RESOURCES
                                                                                                       ✩                                Weekend Nanny                                                                                            Solo Aquatics Summer Swimming

babysitter-negotionable rate                  Local Au Pair Program now accepting                                                                                                     Broadway for Kids                                          (650)851-9091
                                               host family applications for monthly                 Find your dream ✩                   Wonderful/Cool Summer Nanny                   Carillon Preschool Pre-KOpenings
BRAZILIAN Nanny/Nurse/Housekpr. - .            arrivals. Flexible, legal, 45 hrs/wk.                                                                                                                                                             Sports Camp/Los Altos & Woodside
                                                                                                     NANNY JOB!
Certified Professional Nanny                    Lowest program cost averaging                                                           345                                           Champion Youth Enrichment School
                                                                                                                                                                                      Call for info on summer camps (408)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Boys & Girls, ages 6-12. (650)941-2848
                                             $255/wk, per family not per child. 800-         • Infant Experience! Needed for
Children’s Corner Preschool                                                                                                             Tutoring/Lessons                              838-3333,
                                                 713-2002                  5mo old in Burlingame. M-F 8-                                                                                                                       Summer Intensive Swim Lessons!
                                             Loving Nanny Great w/Babies                     6pm. $18/hr.                               **Private Piano Lessons** - $35/30 min        Children’s Corner Preschool                                Wright Swim School. (650)494-1480, or
      College Student Available                                                                                                         Become a Volunteer                            Chinese Summer Camp - 804-5273                             visit 3864 Middlefield Rd. in Palo Alto
                                             LOVING/RELIABLE/ENTHUSIASTIC                    • Flexible Schedule! Nanny for 2
   for summer, Full Time/Part Time.                                                                                                     Chinese Tutor - $20/Hour                                                                                 Tyler Tutorial Services
                                             Nanny Availabe F/T                              young ones in Los Altos. 20-                                                             Computer Camp powered by iD Tech
  Available now. Excel refs. & exper.                                                                                                                                                                                                            650/747-9651
                                             or housekeeping for a family that speaks        30hrs/wk. $18/hr.                          English Tutor/Writing Coach          Save$:Code
  CDL, clean rec. N/S. Flex. hrs. Call
        Sharon (650)366-5857                 some Spanish. Exp. w/infants. Great                                                        English tutoring or writing coaching in       CA76. 1-888-709-TECH                                       Write Now Writing Workshop - $500-
                                             refs. Caring, clean, organized, creative,                                                  your home. All ages. Former college           Creative Art For Young Children                            $800
                                             trustworthy, resp. & playful. Please call       W W W. TA N D C R . C O M
                                                                                                                                        instructor of English. Published writer.      Ages 3-8. Located at the Town Center of                    Youth Lacrosse Summer Camps - $195
                                             (650)771-6019                                         650.326.8570                         Call (650) 424-1495.                          Portola Valley. Session #1 July 12-30th:
Enthusiastic Babysitter - ~ $8/hr
                                             Nanny Available
                                                                                          HEALTHY Chef needed (part-time) - $25-
                                                                                                                                        INSTRUCTION FOR                               Marionette puppets & farm life. Session                    355 Items for Sale
Excellent nanny                              3 days per week, Monday, Tues., Wed.,                                                      HEBREW                                        #2 Aug. 2nd-13th: Ocean life & sea shell                   Bunk bed - $365
                                             8am-6pm. Experienced, good refs.,            $40/hr                                        BAR & BAT MITZVAH                             collages. For more information, contact
Exp. Reliable Nanny for Weekends -                                                                                                                                                                                                               Crib-Med.Brn Wood - $40
$15/16                                       clean DMV. 650/218-6413                      Live-out Nanny Needed                         INSTRUCTION FOR                               Jeannie Goldman, 851-1914
                                             Nanny Available Now                          RWC family seeks FT, live out nanny/per-      AFFILIATED & UNAFFILATED                      Creative Summer Workshops - $150                           High Chair-Chicco Mamma - $50
experience nanny available                                                                sonal manager for family & 3 kids, 11         George Rubin, M.A. Hebrew/Jewish
                                             Exp’d. w/11 & 9 y/o. Finger- printed &                                                                                                   DV Camp, Santa Clara Univ.                                 Kelty Explorer Backpack - $100 obo
Experienced Baby Sitter                      CPR certified. Have CDL/have car.            year old boy, 10 yo G, 3 yo G. Mature,        Education. Call (650)424-1940
                                                                                          loving, firm, highly organized, active per-                                                 408-551-7053                           Kolcraft deluxe bassinet + free - $25
       Experienced Babysitter                Sarah, 408/835-0972                                                                        Kindermusik with Wendy - $85 - $225
     Avail. eves. after 6 & wkends.                                                       son with initiative. Good English. Car/DL.                                                   • Gymnastics • Gardening • Montessori Curriculum •        Red/White Santa Furby Limite - $25
                                             nanny available september                    Need experience and good references.          Language Experts
            Reliable & loving.
      CDL. Own car. Clean DMV.
             Great local refs.
                                             Mitiko’s Family Childcare has opening for
                                                                                          Non smoke. $1000/week+. M-F 7:45-
                                                                                                                                        Experienced European French-Spanish
                                                                                                                                        Teacher.    Kids,  high   schoolers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Casa dei Bambini
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Education for the 21st Century
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sorelle Crib + Simmons Mattress - $200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Unique Mommy Jewelry - $18-65
                                             2 1/2 and 3 years old for Sept.’05. We                                                     adults.(650)691-9863, (650)804-5055              • AMI (member) Montessori Program (2yrs-K)
      Please call (650)630-4455                                                           Nanny Needed (Live-in)                                        • Emotionally & Academically stimulating program        White Crib - $100
                                             are a home based preschool run by col-                                                                                                      • Rich, nurturing, safe environment
Experienced BABYSITTER! - negot.             lege graduates with Early Childhood          Nanny P/T                                     Math Tutor - $45/hour                            • Highly Qualified Teachers
French babysitter                            Education credentials. We follow the         for wonderful 12 y/o boy. Mon. & Tues.                                                         • Specially designed Montessori Program for 2 yr olds

Reliable, responsible French young           NAEYC guidelines. We offer healthy           1-8pm (summer) & 3-8pm (school sched-         Math tutoring - $10 per hr                       • Proudly NAEYC accredited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Peninsula Parents
woman looking for P/T or F/T babysit-        food, warm family environment and lots       ule). Own car. Please call 650/321-1920       Private Piano Lessons - $35/30 min             • French • Spanish • Music • Kindergarten •                         Are you looking for
ting for 6 months. Excel local refs.         of fun and educational activities: arts      Needed Weekend Mother’s Helper                                                                                                                                        a nanny?
                                                                                                                                        Private Piano Lessons
(650)714-4716                                and crafts, music, cooking, dance,                                                                                                       FasTracKids Summer Camp                                         Advertise in the Weekly’s Kids’
                                                                                          Part Time Nanny Needed! - $15                 20 years experience
                                             games, woodworking, gardening, sto-                                                                                                                                                                      Stuff section and reach over
Fun Summer Nanny!!!                                                                                                                     Glenda Timmerman                              Jefunira Camp
                                             ries and book readings. For more info        Part-time permanent nanny                     Masters Degree in Music & Arts.               (650)291-2888,                                    47,000 people!
Great Babysitter! - $13/hr                   please call(650)917-9501
                                                                                                                                        (650)938-0582                                 Kids Clay Camp - $265                                                   326-8216

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Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer                  Maintenance Technician                                                                    Receptionist/Front Desk
                                              Mgmt Co. has immediate FT opening in           Accounts Receivable Associate              Perfect opportunity for a bright, high
Rocking Chair - $50                                                                          Associate Position                                                                                            H o s p i t a l i t y
                                              MV. Valid DL, 2 yrs exp. in Prop. mgmt.                                                   energy person with excellent people
Rug 64”x93” & Kids’ mat - $50                 req’d. Plumbing, painting & electrical a                                                  skills to work in a beautiful law office.
                                              must. Call Jacqueline at 650-968-9181          Embarcadero Publishing Company is          The ideal candidate must be articulate,
Santa Fe Dining Chairs 6 - $25 each                                                          seeking a part-time (30-35 hours a
                                              for an interview.                                                                         detail oriented, possess a solid under-
Shelf Unit-Iron & Glass - $40                                                                week) Accounts Receivable Business         standing of MS Office computer skills
                                              IP Litigation Secretary                        Associate to join our business             and have at least 1 year experience
                                                                                                                                                                                          Exceptional opportunity to join us at our premier
Shelves Small Unit Maple - $20                Dewey Ballantine LLP has an immediate          department. This is an exciting
                                              need for a litigation secretary to work in                                                working in a corporate or firm environ-           Luxury Senior Living & Care Center - Classic
Sofa - $150.00                                                                               opportunity to learn the newspaper         ment. Knowledge of Lotus Notes a plus!
Sofabed Queen - $150
                                              the Intellectual Property practice group.      business and join a group of award         We offer competitive salary and benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                          Residence by Hyatt in Palo Alto. We seek the
                                              This position will provide support for a       winning newspapers.
Sorelle Criby & Simmons Matress - $200        busy partner and two associates. The                                                      package. Please fax resume and salary             following experienced individuals:
                                              ideal candidate will be a team player with                                                requirements to: Kathie Pieri (650) 845-
Table & 4 Chairs - $125/Best                                                                 We are looking for a flexible, detail-     7339
                                              exceptional written and oral communica-        oriented person preferably with an                                                                • Assistant Director of Engineering
                                              tion skills. Must have at least 3-5 years      accounting background or related           Retail Sales
245 Miscellaneous                             IP secretarial experience, strong organi-      work experience.
Art supplies for sale                         zational and computer skills as well as a                                                                                                        • Housekeeping Supervisor (3+ years
                                              positive attitude. In addition to a beauti-    Duties include but are not limited to:
Beautiful Greeting Cards - $3
Books & Possible Dreams - $6.69 & up
                                              ful office in East Palo Alto, we offer com-
                                              petitive salary and benefits package.
                                                                                             * Accurate preparation of invoices               SUMMER                                                management experience preferred)
                                                                                             * Preparation of month-end reports                                                                     • Administrative Assistant
Camera equipment                              Please fax resume and salary require-
                                              ments to Kathie Pieri (650) 845-7339.
                                                                                             * Daily bank deposits
                                                                                             * Payment application to customer
                                                                                                                                               WORK                                                • P/T Server • Line Cooks
Carrier,Cages & aquarium - $10                No phone calls please!
Earring collection - $30
                                                                                             * Collection of past due customer
                                                                                                                                           $15 BASE - appt.                                       • P/T Busser • Housekeepers
                                              Preschool Teacher F/T
Free gift for trying AVON                     Warm, family-oriented Christian pre-           balances                                     FLEX SCHEDULES                                             • Dishwashers • Driver
                                              school seeks a qualified teacher. We
Gopher plants                                 offer a competitive salary and med-            Embarcadero Publishing Company                                                                           • Director of Nursing
Save your tomato plants and grow some                                                        owns and operates six local weekly         • No experience necessary
gopher plants. $1/ea. Lily of Niles.
                                              ical/vacation/tuition benefits. ECE units
                                                                                             newspapers, the Palo Alto Weekly,           • Sales/service training
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Director of Assisted
                                              and fluency in spoken and written
$.50/ea. (650)269-8055                        English required. Call Diane at 650-494-       the Country Almanac, the Mountain                  provided                                             Living/Memory Support
inflatable boat                               7885.                                          View Voice, the Pleasanton Weekly,
Achilles 8’ inflatable boat. includes elec-                                                  the Pacific Sun, the Danville Weekly.       • Some conditions apply
                                                                                             This position would be located in our                                                        We offer a competitive compensation package.
tric motor, 4.5 gasoline motor, floor
boards, oars, etc. Everything for lake                                                       company headquarters in Palo Alto.                                                           Forward your resume to: Classic Residence by
fishing. $600.00                                                                                                                              (650) 940-9400                              Hyatt-Palo Alto, Attn: Director of HR, 620 Sand
                                                                                             Please forward cover letter and
men’s work shoes - $40                                                                       resume to:                                                                                   Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. E-mail:
Poker table - $50
                                                                                             Iryna Buynytska                                                                    
Rowing Dory - $2,500                                                                         fax: (650) 326-8164                           Classified Deadlines:
sailboat - $800 OBO                                    No phone                    
Support Vines! - $15
                                                    number in the ad?                                                                       FRIDAY PAPER:
                                                                                                                                             noon, Wednesday
 specializes in new, unique,and different
trophies, medals, awards & coach gifts.
                                                        GO TO                               PT Personal Secretary
                                                                                            3 afternoons/week (approx. 12-15 hrs.)         WEDNESDAY PAPER:
        View and order online at:
         or call 925-736-9620
                                                                       to assist busy community worker in MP
                                                                                            home. Comp. literate: Windows, Word,
                                                                                                                                              noon, Monday                                      Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
                                                                                            ACT 2005, Excel, Internet, Email, some
Unique, personalized jewelry - $18-65                    for contact                        bookkeeping. Typing, filing; open mail &
                                                                                            some errands. Must be trustworthy,
Wakin Goldfish 650-853-1046 - $15.00                     information                        dependable. Work independently & be
Wheelchair                                                                                  well organized. Salary negotiable. Please
Invacare IVC Tracer IV $500, Excellent                                                      call (650)378-1655.
cond. 400lb, 24 inch seat. 650-996-

250 Musical
Chickering Upright Studio Piano                                                                                                                                           Work for the
full tone, ebony finish. excellent condi-
tion 650-856-9282
Olds Special Trombone - $150.00                            Advertising Assistant                                                                                       Newspaper you love!
yamaha clarinet - $350

260 Sports &                                   T     he Mountain View Voice is looking for an advertising assistant.
                                                     The successful candidate will have strong communication skills
                                                dealing with clients in person, by phone and by email. This person
Exercise Equipment                              will work within the department to coordinate advertising between
Basketball Backboard - 95.
                                                client and the Production Department, putting together effective ads
Bowflex PowerPro XTL - $850                                                                                                                                                       Serving a great community
                                                and accurate schedules. Ability to multi-task and attention to detail a
Callaways/Taylor Made & More! - $650            must. Position requires about 18 hours a week over four days. To                                                             Creating an award-winning newspaper
                                                apply, fax or email resume to:                                                                                                     read by everyone in town
Hiking boots - $45                                                                     Judie Block
KId’s Adidas soccer shoes - $12                                                                                                                                              Around the corner from Whole Foods
                                                                                       Advertising Manager
NordicFlex Gold - $250                                                                 Fax: 650-964-0294
Treadmill, Precor - $150.                                                              email:                                 Like every other business, we’re looking for    The Weekly is currently looking for a full-
                                                                                                                                                enthusiastic and committed employees.          tine outside sales representative.
                                                                                                                                                   But we believe there is more to life than         We offer a competitive and highly motivat-
                                                                                                                                                work. We value employees who want challeng- ing compensation program, along with full
                                                                                                                                                ing work in a collegial environment but need medical, dental and life insurance plan. A 401(k)

       Jobs                                                                                                                                     schedules that can adapt to family obligations. plan is offered. Vacation, sick time & expenses
                                                                                                                                                   Among our 50 employees are many who
                                                                                                                                                                                                  reimbursement are standard company benefits.

500 Help Wanted                                                                                                                                 work flex schedules and many who we’ve                To arrange for an interview, email your
Administrative Assistant                                                                                                                        trained with new skills to succeed in their jobs. resume and cover letter to Michael Howard
Property management office for home-                                                                                                            Our employees include incredibly talented indi- at
owner’s       association    seeks      an
Administrative Assistant for P/T or poss.                                                                                                       viduals whose creativity and personalities make
F/T long term position. Applicants                                                                                                              this a great place to work.
should have computer knowledge, incl.                                                                                                                                                             Imagine working at a great place in downtown
Word & Excel, clerical & office skills,                                                                                                                                                           Palo Alto within biking distance of home!
incl. typing; excel. people & communica-
tion skills, both verbal & written; organ-
ized, detail oriented & able to multi-task.
Located in beautiful area, benefits & flex.
hours. Email resume to pvr-hr@por- Fax: 650/851-2056
or call 650/851-1811
Full Charge Bookkeeper, AP
Part time. QuickBook exper, flex hrs, in
prop mgnt. Poss. office work/housing,
long term, benefits. Los Altos HNC
(650)964-1146, fax (650)964-8220,
       In Alamo - 10 hrs per week
 thru the summer, possibly more in the
beginning. No equipment or experience
necessary. Student OK / English speak-
    ing - $10 hr. Call 925-943-1097                                                                                                                                          703 High Street • Palo Alto • 650-326-8210
Hosts & Servers                                                                                                                                                             
Apply in person: Pizz’a Chicago, 4115 El
Camino Real, Palo Alto. 650/424-9400

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                                                                                                                                                                          Real                                   pvt. patio. Attractive 14-unit complex.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $1100 & $1200 mo., 1 month free rent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 211 Easy St. (650)964-1207.

                                                                                           representatives.                          The CAR Infant Program is                                                   MV: 2BR/2BA Condo
                                                                                           If you’re willing to be challenged, the   seeking Infant Development                                                  Charming unit full of upgrades. Vaulted
                                                                                           financial                                                                                                             ceiling & frplc. in LR, generously sized
                                                                                                                                     Educators, OT, PT, and SP                                                   MBR. Complex offers pool, spa, tennis
604 Adult Care Offered                        624 Financial                                rewards that working for our compa-
                                                                                                                                     to join our pediatric team.                                                 cts. Walk to Castro St. & Stevens Creek
Companion/Caregiver Avail                     ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS!               BEEN     ny provide would be fulfilling.                                         801 Apartments/                               Trail. $1800 mo. Agent 415/640-3293.
PT loving & compassionate. Great refs. 650-   Turned Down? We can help! Purchase, Refi-                                              For more information
967-5619                                      nance, Cashout, Home Improvement. 100%       We are currently looking for out-
                                                                                                                                     please visit                  Condos/Studios                      
                                              Financing. Bad Credit OK. Bankruptcy OK.     standing goal-driven outside advertis-                                  EPA: 1BR Townhouse
                                              Call 1-888-415-9641 or www.directloanfund-   ing Account Executives to work for               West of 101. $795. Completely remod-                MV: Waiting List Open
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                                                                                           Weekly & The Almanac. As a field
Planning                                                                                   AE, you will be responsible for sales       or fax (650) 855-9710       473-9983.     A     Better  Property                  SR Fountains Apts.
                                                                                                                                                                   Management Co.
               Live Music                     645 Office/Home                              to                                                  attn HR                                                              2005 San Ramon Ave., Mtn. View.
            Performances by                                                                established and prospective new                                         Los Altos, 1 BR/1 BA - $1150
        Top Bay Area Musicians
                                              Services                                     businesses throughout your geo-                                                                                                 (650)966-1060
                                              CLASSIFIED & DISPLAY Statewide/re-           graphical territory. Along with your                                    Menlo Park, 1 BR/1 BA - $975
    For elegant gatherings & events.                                                                                                                                                                                 Every Tues. 9am-12pm Only
                                              gional advertising! $500/25-word ad,         enthusiasm, the ideal candidate will                                    Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1250
             (650)493-1538                                                                 have excellent communication and                                                                                           Every Thurs. 1-4pm Only
                                              200 newspapers reach 6 million Cali-
                                              fornians. Call (916) 288-6019 for more       organizational skills as well as being                                  Menlo Park, 2 BR/1 BA - $1450                       To Open Permanently.
610 Classes/Tutoring                          info. (Cal-SCAN)            a creative presenter.                                                                                                    Lottery will determine position on
                                                                                                                                                                   Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $950
                                                                                           We’re focusing on individuals with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     waiting list. *Income limits and
 NEW MOZART SCHOOL OF                                                                                                                                              Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $875/month
                                                                                           tremendous listening skills who can                                                                                            monthly rents subject to
 MUSICLESSONS ON ALL IN-                                                                                                                   Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $850/month
                                                                                           identify a client’s needs, develop                                                                                         change w/medium income of
 STRMENTS.  Internationally ac-
 claimed Harmony Road Music Classes             can quickly restore your sanity.           appropriate solutions in a creative                                     Mountain View, 1 BR/1 BA - $950                       Santa Clara Co. Section 8
 for   18m   -11yrswww.newmozart-                   Please see our ad under                way and present them in a profes-                                                                                       Certificates and Vouchers Accepted. 650-324-2373                              "Home Services"                      sional manner. High energy and the                                      Mountain View, 2 BR/1 BA - $1250
                                                                                           ability to work to a deadline are
                                                                                           great assets that we are looking for                                    Mountain View,       2    BR/1    BA      -   P.A. 2BR/BA Unfurn/furn
          TUTOR/EDITOR                        End the clutter and get organized.                                                                                   $1295/mont                                    Close to downtown. Available mid June.
    Individual academic instruction                                                        in candidates.
                                                    Residential organizing                                                                                                                                       Call 650.328.4320
   in my Midtown Palo Alto home.                                                                                                                                   Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA
       School & college subjects.
                                                     by Debra Robinson                     Sales experience is required.                 No phone                  MV/PA border. Lux,roomy,secure                PA, EPA, MV: Studios & 1BR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Move in special. Pool, lndry, cov prkng,
                                                        (650)941-5073                                                                                              2BR/2BA condo, undrgrnd garage.
 Test preparation. Manuscript editing.
   Randall Millen, (650) 856-1419
                                                                                           We offer a competitive and highly
                                                                                           motivating compensation program,
                                                                                                                                      number in the ad?            Elev/Pool/Spa    central located.             stor. MV: Quiet single story bldng.
                                                                                                                                                                   $1600/mo Ph 10a-2p 408-732-3835.              Remod. (650)965-1122. PA & EPA:
                                              648 Horses-                                  along with full medical, dental & life
                                                                                           insurance plan. A 401(k) plan is
                                                                                                                                          GO TO                    Mountain View, 2 BR/2 BA - $1895
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Resort setting, gated 2 story. (650)324-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2231. $745-$995/mo. (650)964-1146
       Web-based Math Tutorial can help students to be-        Boarding/Training                            offered as well. Vacation, sick time
                                                                                                                                                                   MP: 1, 2 & 3BR apts.                          PA: 1BR
                                                                                           and expenses reimbursement are
come more proficient at & comfortable              Consignment Items Wanted                                                                                        Newly renovated 1, 2 and 3 BR apts.           Excel. Midtown. Pvt. deck, gardens,
                                                                                           standard company benefits.
w/math at their own pace. It is an effec-
tive tool for parents to monitor their
                                              Bring us your used saddles, tack and
                                              ranch equipment for consignment.
                                                                                                                                          for contact              w/spacious, open floor plans, new paint
                                                                                                                                                                   & flooring throughout. MUST SEE! Quiet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pool, cov. parking. Utilities incl. N/S/P.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (650)207-9335. From $1150 mo.
                                                                                           We are part of a six-newspaper, inde-
children's progress. A major part of a        HMB Feed & Fuel. Call 650-726-4814           pendently owned company that is                information              neighborhood. Near 101, downtown PA
                                                                                                                                                                   & Stanford. Call (650)462-1241                PA: 1BR
child's education takes place in the                                                       continually growing. Yet, we don’t                                                                                    From $950. Private Balcony/Patio, D/W,
classroom; an equally important part                                                       lose sight of the fact that each news-                                  MP: 1BR/1BA                                   forced air heating, covered carport,
should take place at home, hopefully          650 Pets/Grooming &                          paper needs to be responsible to the                                    Spacious, Westside location, convenient       laundry rooms, attractive courtyard,
under the parents' guidance & supervi-                                                     community that it serves. We’re a                                       to downtown & Stanford, garage, laun-         pool. Convenient to Stanford. N/S.
sion. Our website offers an entertaining
                                              Training                                     small company made up of a bunch                                        dry facilities. N/P. $950/mo. Agent,          Some pets ok. Move-in bonus!
way to practice their skills & helps pa-      ALL ANIMALS                                  of dedicated individuals who know                                       650-688-6113                                  (650)493-8670
                                                                                           how to support each other and get-
rents to motivate their children to work             HAPPY HOUSE                           ting the job done.                                                      MP: 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse                       PA: 1BR
on their math on regular basis. Visit our          Pet Sitting services by Susan.                                                                                  Frplc, hrdwd flrs., wall-wall carpeting,      Midtown area. $1075 a mo. Pool, laun-
website at & try                Licensed, insured & references.                                                                                  dbl. gar., yard. N/S, N/P. $2000/mo. .        dry, covered parking. Move in Bonus
                                                                                           For immediate consideration, please
our free trial & decide whether our tu-                     650-323-4000                   send COVER LETTER & RESUME to                                           650/692-7716.                                 $500. For more info email to ginasun-
torial might not be the best option for                                                                                                                                   
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,             9983
                                                                   (that’s right!)                  Member Service Representative                                                                                PA: 1BR & 2BR
                                                                                                                                                                   MP: Studio
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.
                                                                                                                                                                                      $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 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:                                                   (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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PA: Studio
                                                                                             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.
                                                                                                                                                          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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Palo Alto, 1 BR/1 BA - $1,500/mo                                                          Palo Alto, 3 BR/2 BA
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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.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mountain View
                                                                                          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
                                              schools!               $9500mo.
                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mid-Peninsula Buyers
$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                                                                                          
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, 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    information appears
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
                                             7/1 (650)968-2647.
                                                                                                                                                                                         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. 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
                                             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                                                                       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.
                                                                                          LAH: 1BR/1BA
                                                                                                                                      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.
                                             lease. 650/520-3407
  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.

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              Home Services
703 Architecture/                          715 Cleaning Services                         730 Electrical                             748 Gardening/                              748 Gardening/                                                     751 General
Design                                     LUZ’ HOUSECLEANING SERVICE
                                                                                                  ALEX ELECTRIC
                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                    •ESTATE SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ramon 510-494-1691/650-576-6242
                                                                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Homes,
                                             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                      
                                                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
                                            • Laundry/Ironing/Windows/Blinds
                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lic.#SIM0012            (650)270-7726
                                            • 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
                                                                                                                                              s Garden
  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.
                                               18 yrs exp., excel. local refs.
avail Lic.# 28276, Call (650)369-7570          Own car, English Speaking,                741 Flooring/                                                                                                                                                Mark Wheeler (408)390-4378
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .                       Friendly, Reliable.                 Carpet/Tile                                                                                                                 Weedwhaking!
                                            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
                                            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
        See The Difference!!
  (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
                                                                                                 Arteaga Enterprises, Inc.                650-839-1844                                     censed by the Contractors State Li-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FINE CARPENTRY
                                                                                            Garden Maintenance • Landscape                                                                 cense Board. State law also requires                                     ROUGH DRYWALL
                                         or    800-321-
                                                                                          Irrigation System • Pressure Washing                                                             that contractors include their license
                                            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 or

 Quality Cleaning Includes:                                                                BECKY’S LANDSCAPE                                        FOR HIRE                               800-321-CSLB. . Ads appearing in
    Floors, laundry, ironing,                                                              Weekly, Biweekly & Periodic Maint.             Garden design,installation,                      the paper without license. # indi-                          650-315-7954
   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
          Available Mon-Sat.                    • Remodels • Repairs                     Ponds, Fountains, Patios, Decks.
        $20/hr. 3 Hour Minimum               • Tile • Carpentry • Decks                            (650)493-7060                                                                      ALKA CONSTRUCTION
    Weekly – BiWeekly – Monthly                                                                                                      GARDENING by J. SANDOVAL
                                                                                                                                                                                  Remodeling, Additions, Bathrooms,                                         Larry’s
            Home or Office                   • Elec/Plumbing • Painting                     CHACON’S GARDENING                        General Maintenance • Clean ups            Kitchen, Tile & Marble Work, Electri-
         650-948-2599                                                                    Stump Removal Sprinkler systems,           Pruning • Reasonable Rates • Free Est.       cal & Plumbing, Concrete Driveways,                                       Handyman
                                                    Call E. Marchetti                          for Free Estimate
                                                                                         Tree trimming. Cleanups. Maintenance       Dina or Jose Sandoval (650)566-8136           Patios. Lic. #638994. Tel. 704-4224                                       Service
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
  Free Estimates. Reliable. Own Car
                                                ABBA CONSTRUCTION                               Shubha Landscape Design                                                                                (650) 299-9500 & 670-4000                      Quality work. Affordable prices.
                                                 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
                                                                                                    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,
          Free Estimates.
                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                 Insured & Bonded Lic# 762903

   •Stripper Floor Waxing •Buffer
 •Carpet Cleaning •Window Washing                 Stewart Construction
                                                  Remodeling Contractor
                                                                                          • Consult on Existing Garden
                                                                                          • Plant Ordering Services
                                                                                                                                       JAPANESE GARDENER
                                                                                                                                           Pruning, Bonsai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Electrical work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          35 years exp.
          Call Jorge Ramirez
            (650)339-1192                  Residential lighting & electric Services        Call or visit our website today!             Maintenance, Clean-up                                                      Window & Driveways/                                      323-4878
                                                Lic.# 745186 B,C-10, etc                                                                 (650)856-6593, eves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Competitive Prices!!!                        
                                                                                            LANDSCAPE CONSULTING                                                                                         
         J A N I T O R #1
 House/carpet cleaning, hdwd floor          Three Brothers Spceializing In:                     Mader Green                         Jose Luis’s Gardening                                                       email:
  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
                                            ATLAS HAULING                                        A-1 & JH Homes
                                                                                                                                                                              movals & stump grinding. Free chips
                                                                                                                                                                              & wood. Free est. Lic'd. & insured.
                                                                                         Painting Int./Ext. Residential only.
                                              Commercial & Residential
  Lic #807495
                                               Reasonable & Reliable
                                             • Free Estimates
                                                                                          Color Scheme. Trim & Molding.
                                                                                         Small Job OK! New Interior Ideas.
                                                                                          (650)515-5049       Lic.# 835271
                                                                                                                                       Got                                     (650)368-8065, cell, (650)704-5588

                                                                                                                                                                                Inda’s Tree Service
  Jobs of all sizes and types.
  650-969-9111 or 408-399-9111               • Furniture • Trash
                                             • Appliances
                                             • 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
        A PROFESSIONAL                       • Rental Clean-Up • Debris                Finishes, Lacquer & Paper Hanging                 know-how to tidy                        (408)293 5139, (408)832-
                                                                                             Professional Custom Work                       that space?                                    0347
       CARPENTRY &                                7 DAYS A WEEK!                                           (650)329-0770
                                                                                       Lic. #798614                                                                             or Toll Free (800)910-8755
       HANDYWORK                              (408) 888-0445                                                                             Let Clutterboy clear
                                                                                       AMERICA WEST PAINTING, INC.                      out and organize your                      Palo Alto Tree Service
                                             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!
                                              FRANK’S HAULING                         
                                                                                                                                                                                  Free estimate. Lic. #819244
                      • Referrals             Commercial, Residential, Garage,                                                                 Check us out at                 (650)380-2297 or (650)380-5897
                                                Basement & Yard Clean-up.                                                        
                          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.
                                                                                               (650) 464-2797
                                                                                        Lic. # 774585
                                                                                                                                  Drains Cleaned, Repairs & Installation
                                                                                                                                               20 yrs. Exp.
                                           767 Movers                                                                                 Very Fast & Efficient Service.
   European Craftmanship
                                                                                                                                          Call Jimmy, 968-7187
       Residential Commercial               SHMOOVER                                      NEAT RELIABLE
                                                                                                                                  787 Pressure Washing                         Pioneer Services                          in this
     (650) 570-5274
   cell: (650) 465-9163
     Handy “Ed” Man
                                           MOOVERS                                          PAINTING
                                                                                                 ROGER BLAKEMORE                      CAPP’S Pressure Washing                  Window & Gutter
                                                                                                                                                                                   R Cleaning
                                            LICENSE CALIF. T-118304                         QUALITY PREPARATION                    • Deck Refinishing/Sanding • Patios
                                                                                               & FINISH WORK                      • Moss/Algae •Flagstone •Driveways                         Free Estimates!
    Appliance • Electrical • Phone
                                              Serving the Peninsula                            • 24 years experience
                                                                                                  • Served a 5 yr.
                                                                                                                                    • Free Demonstrations & Estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                           Bonded & Insured
                                                                                                                                                                                           References Galore
         Carpentry • Masonry                   since 1975. Insured.                         apprenticeship in England                                  Residential Specialist
      Plumbing • Demo • Hauling             Careful, friendly, fast, still                • Licensed & insured #392875                                                                  (650) 248-3488
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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
                                                                                                                          Public Notices
  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
                                                                                                                          ORAL COMMUNICATIONS.
  22 Dadaist Ray                          17 “Two guys walk into ___...”
  23 Great, to an ‘80s surfer                                              ©2005 Jonesin’ Crosswords
                                          20 Goldfinger’s first name       ( 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.
                                                                                                                          OTHER BUSINESS
   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
  shopping                                                                                                                CORRESPONDENCE.
  4 Make ___ for it                                                                                                       BOARD MEMBER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND/OR ANNOUNCEMENTS.

                                                                                                                          STAFF APPROVALS.

                        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
                                                                                                                          will be available for inspection on 2:00 PM the Friday preceding the hearing.

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                                                                                                                                                   PALO ALTO CITY COUNCIL

                                                                                                                                        CIVIC CENTER, 250 HAMILTON AVENUE
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                    (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                                                                   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
                                                                                                                    Information System
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)                                                               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
                                                                                          City Clerk


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