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1 Vol. XXXV, Number 39 July 4, 2014 Airport faces financial uncertainty in takeover Page 5 Palo Alto celebrates the Fourth of July with annual Chili Cook-Off PAGE 18 Pulse 15 Transitions 16 Seniors 20 Movies 27 Eating Out 28 Shop Talk 29 Puzzles 42 Arts Community connections make theater work Page 24 Home Bidding wars and cash offers Page 31 Sports Stanford runner makes up for lost time Page 44

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5 Upfront Local news, information and analysis City braces for financial uncertainty in airport takeover Palo Alto hopes to reach deal with county in August over small but busy hub A s Palo Alto prepares to take full control of its namesake airport for the fist time in nearly half a century, city officials are wrestling with gaping uncertainties about how much it will cost to fix up the small but bustling Baylands facility and where the money will come from. The city has been preparing to by Gennady Sheyner take over the airport from Santa Clara County for about eight years, a process that is finally expected to be completed later this year. Both the City Council and the county s Board of Supervisors are scheduled to consider in August a transfer agreement for Palo Alto Airport, which hosts about 180,000 landings and takeoffs annually. Following the operation s transfer, however, the city will still have to navigate its way through bureaucratic obstacles before the airport becomes economically viable, as council members had envisioned when they directed staff in 2010 to negotiate an early termination of the county s 50-year lease. The county, which runs three airports, has had a hard time making Palo Alto Airport profitable. According to a 2006 business plan, the county s investment in the facility has exceeded revenues by $808,000 in the first 39 years of the lease, which was originally set to expire in Even in the best case scenario, the airport s operations will be fueled for at least three years by loans from the city s General Fund. The council agreed last year to loan $325,000 to the newly created Airport Fund. Earlier this month, the council adopted a budget that raises the sum by $235,000 for a total loan amount of $560,000. The World War II veteran Ned Gallagher, 99, talks with his daughter Mary Gallagher about his memories surviving the attack and sinking of the USS Houston in He later became a prisoner of war. S eventy-two years after a Japanese ship fired 8-inch shells into the USS Houston, Palo Alto resident Ned Gallagher still vividly recalls how he escaped the sinking ship near the island of Java during World War II. From his battle station near the quarter deck, Gallagher, a U.S. Marine, could see the dark water was just 4 feet below. The bugle call signaled for all hands to abandon ship, and the Houston was listing about 20 to 25 degrees. He simply stepped off the side and dropped into the sea, he recalled. As his shipmates struggled for survival, Gallagher saw the ship s chaplain, a man named Rentz, give his life preserver to another man. Then the chaplain drowned, he said. More than 700 men of the approximately 1,000-person crew lost their lives during the HISTORY At 99, Palo Altan recalls WWII ship s sinking Ned Gallagher is one of a handful of living USS Houston survivors by Sue Dremann Battle of Sunda Strait. The Houston was the flagship of the Pacific fleet, a successfully elusive target dubbed The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast. It was President Franklin Roosevelt s favorite ship, Gallagher said. The ship was part of an Allied force that included British, Australian, Dutch and American ships. A few days prior to sinking, the heavy cruiser had taken a few hits during the Battle of the Java Sea, but it was not enough to knock the ship out. On Feb. 28, 1942, only two Allied ships were still afloat: the Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth. Shortly after midnight on March 1, a Japanese onslaught overwhelmed them. The Perth went down first; the Houston fought airport plans to hire a new management analyst (who will earn a salary of $155,000) and spend close to $300,000 on maintenance work, inspections and ground support for the airport s control towers, according to the budget. The facility is expected to stay in the red at least until fiscal year The city has at least one big reason for optimism, though. In 2010, ELECTION 2014 Council race adds one College Terrace resident Seelam Reddy hopes to join city leadership by Gennady Sheyner A s a retired aerospace engineer and a newcomer to Palo Alto, Seelam P. Reddy is at once a perfect representative of the city s technological might and a total outsider to the local political scene. Reddy, who announced Tuesday that he plans to run for the City Council, is not at all deterred by his status as a political neophyte. He also seems to be the only candidate in the race with no strong opinions about the types of issues that have dominated City Hall conversations in recent years: parking, building density and downtown growth. He is quite confident that if elected, he ll have no trouble bringing himself up to speed and doing his part to improve the way the city functions. Born in India, Reddy moved to the United States more than four decades ago to attend Texas Tech University. After living in Sweetwater, Texas, he moved to California in 1977 and lived in Newport Beach before arriving in Palo Alto a year and a half ago. His resume includes stints at McDonnell Douglas, Ludlum Measurements, Hughes Electronics and Boeing Company, where he spent a decade before retiring in These days, the College Terrace resident, who goes by Sea, works as a consultant in mergers and acquisitions for VMWare while looking for ways to contribute to the city where he chose to retire. In discussing with the Weekly his desire to serve, Reddy focused on his personal attributes rather on Page 5

6 Upfront 450 Cambridge Ave, Palo Alto, CA (650) PUBLISHER William S. Johnson ( ) EDITORIAL Editor Jocelyn Dong ( ) Associate Editor Carol Blitzer ( ) Sports Editor Keith Peters ( Arts & Entertainment Editor Nick Veronin ( ) Express & Online Editor Elena Kadvany ( ) Assistant Sports Editor Rick Eymer ( ) Spectrum Editor Renee Batti ( ) Staff Writers Sue Dremann ( ), Chris Kenrick ( ), Gennady Sheyner ( ) Editorial Assistant/Intern Coordinator Sam Sciolla ( ) Staff Photographer Veronica Weber ( ) Contributors Andrew Preimesberger, Dale F. Bentson, Peter Canavese, Kit Davey, Tyler Hanley, Iris Harrell, Sheila Himmel, Chad Jones, Karla Kane, Ari Kaye, Kevin Kirby, Terri Lobdell, Jack McKinnon, Jeanie K. 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If you are not currently receiving the paper, you may request free delivery by calling POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA by Embarcadero Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. The Palo Alto Weekly is available on the Internet via Palo Alto Online at: Our addresses are: Missed delivery or start/stop your paper? Call , or You may also subscribe online at Subscriptions are $60/yr. SUBSCRIBE! Support your local newspaper by becoming a paid subscriber. $60 per year. $100 for two years. Name: Address: City/Zip: Mail to: Palo Alto Weekly, 450 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto CA QUOTE OF THE WEEK We re basically ignoring the elephant in the garage. Jim Barbera, an electric-vehicle advocate, on the need to deal with cars as emitters of greenhouse gases. See story on page 7. Around Town FOR THE BIRDS... Architecture is always a hot topic in Palo Alto, but it s rarely framed as a matter of life and death. Unless, of course, you re a bird lover. Shani Kleinhaus, an environmental advocate with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, says buildings with too much glass pose a danger for birds, particularly ones that are young or in the midst of migration. To that end, she is trying to encourage Palo Alto officials to adopt birdfriendly design guidelines for new buildings (she was set to give a presentation on the topic to the Architectural Review Board on July 3). Kleinhaus said recent research shows that while glass buildings are generally thought to be energy efficient, the optimal proportion of glass wall is between 25 and 40 percent. Going beyond 50 or 60 percent becomes both wasteful, she said, and hazardous for birds. The danger is particularly severe when the glass is reflective or when it s placed around an attractive destination such as a green roof or a passageway. From that perspective, the city s new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center (which features both glass walls and a green roof) looks like a model example of what not to do, Kleinhaus told the Weekly. Some cities and companies have already taken actions to deal with the problem. San Francisco and Oakland have ordinances for bird-friendly building designs, Kleinhaus said, and companies such as Apple and Google have been working with the Audubon Society to reduce the threat posed by their glassy buildings. She noted that the new developments on San Antonio Road will have ceramic outlines around glass panels, which will serve as a warning to birds. BOOSTED BENTLEY... It was the best of times: He found a parking space for his Bentley. It was the worst of times: His Bentley vanished. One Town Square poster on PaloAltoOnline. com adeptly described this case of a missing six-figure Bentley that was reported stolen from the 800 block of Stanford Avenue in Palo Alto last Friday. Police located this week the blue 2013 two-door Bentley Continental GT convertible which has a manufacturer s suggested retail price (MSRP) of just under $177,000 far away from Palo Alto, in Los Angeles. Palo Alto Det. Sgt. Brian Philip said an initial report stated the car had been parked for a significant amount of time, six weeks or something, on Stanford Avenue though he didn t yet know if the owner had reparked it in the same area or if it hadn t been moved during that time. Residential Palo Alto streets generally have a 72-hour limit on continuous parking. The car was noticed missing when the owner went to retrieve it just after 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The car registration had a Menlo Park address, Philip said. He said the Bentley was found unoccupied in Los Angeles, is being recovered and will be returned to its owner. There are a lot of things we still have questions about, he added. We will be continuing the investigation to determine how exactly it ended up down there. NO SPILT MILK PAIL... Fans of Mountain View s Milk Pail Market, the European-style grocer on California Street near San Antonio Road, are rejoicing this week with the announcement that an agreement with developer Merlone Geier is allowing the business to stay put. Threatened with not having enough parking as redevelopment of the San Antonio Shopping Center moves ahead, Milk Pail Market owner Steve Rasmussen said Tuesday he had reached a last-minute deal with Merlone Geier that grants Milk Pail customers access to 11 parking spaces in a new parking garage, enough to meet city requirements for the store to stay in business past 2016, when its current parking agreement expires. According to the Mountain View Voice, Rasmussen said the length of the agreement term is substantial giving people plenty of years to enjoy the imported cheeses, fresh produce and imported food stuffs the Milk Pail specializes in. Merlone Geier s second phase of development at the center is slated to replace Ross and BevMo with a 167-room hotel, a large public square, 109,000 square feet of retail space, two sixstory office buildings, a 50,000- square-foot movie theater and six-level parking garage with more than 1,300 parking spaces, and an office garage with 1,174 spaces. Page 6

7 Upfront F aster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks to a recently passed law must now be present at every new apartment complex, hotel and commercial building. After the briefest of discussions and without a word of opposition, the City Council adopted on June 16 a new ordinance that requires all new multi-family developments, office buildings and hotels to provide the needed circuitry for easy installation of car-charging equipment. The requirement follows the city s action last year, when it passed a law mandating that every new single-family home be wired for electric chargers. The new ordinance, which the council approved by an 8-0 vote (Greg Schmid was absent), sets different requirements for various types of new developments, though in each case it calls for a large proportion of parking spots to either include charging equipment or provide the circuity that would make it easy to install such equipment. The ordinance was drafted by a specially appointed Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Task Force and endorsed unanimously by the council s Policy and Services Committee before earning the approval of the full council. The law requires new multifamily residential developments to include one charging outlet or one actual charger for each housing unit. In addition, they will have to install either outlets, chargers or circuitry to enable future outlet installation for at least 25 percent of guest parking spots. New hotels will also be required to accommodate electric vehicles at 30 percent of their parking spaces. They will have the option of doing so by supplying a conduit, an outlet or charging equipment. In addition, they will be required to include charging equipment at 10 percent of their spaces. Similar rules will apply to other new commercial developments, though the ordinance requires 25 percent of their parking spaces rather than 30 percent to accommodate electric vehicles. They will also have to include charging equipment at 5 percent of their TRANSPORTATION Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements City to require all new multi-family complexes, hotels and commercial buildings to accommodate car-charging equipment by Gennady Sheyner parking spaces. City officials estimate that the new law will raise the cost of constructing a new development by less than 1 percent. Peter Pirnejad, the city s director of development services, estimated that a developer building a 30,000-square-foot commercial building would have to spend about $7.5 million in construction costs. Installing the electric equipment is expected to cost about $64,170, he said. For a 30-unit residential complex, complying with the ordinance would add about $81,000 to a construction bill of about $9 million, he said. In adopting the ordinance, Palo Alto s officials and electric-vehicle enthusiasts stressed the environmental benefits of promoting the switch from gas to electric. Last year, the city hit a big milestone in its green efforts when it adopted a carbon-neutral electricity portfolio. Now, officials want to spread this clean electricity to cars, which are responsible for an estimated 40 percent of the state s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report from the city s Planning and Community Environment Department. Craig Lewis, executive director of the local nonprofit Clean Coalition, called the new ordinance a tremendous opportunity because it allows the city to link its transportation and electricity efforts. Now, we have a chance to take that carbon-free and extend it to the transportation sector, Lewis told the council. The report from city planners cites a 2012 study by the California Center for Sustainable Energy and the Air Resources Board, which found that about 1,000 new plug-in vehicles are sold in the state every month. At that time, Californians owned more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles roughly 35 percent of the nation s total. The rate is particularly high in Palo Alto, where Tesla Motors is based. Michael Thompson, an early convert to electric vehicles who now serves on the citizens task force, estimated that close to 5 percent of the drivers in Palo Alto use electric vehicles. Jim Barbera, who also drives an electric vehicle, lauded the new ordinance and stressed the significance of cars as emitters of greenhouse gases. Other ecofriendly measures such as switching to LED lights or weatherproofing your house help, he said, but by focusing on those we re basically ignoring the elephant in the garage. This is a long way toward moving us in the right direction, Barbera said. The council agreed, with councilmen Pat Burt and Greg Scharff both lauding the new ordinance for furthering the city s status as a leader in the emerging electricvehicle field. Scharff, a Tesla driver, noted that many people who live in apartments want to buy electric vehicles but find it challenging when their buildings don t have charging equipment. In many cases, apartment owners aren t willing to install the equipment, he said. Hopefully, this will move the process forward to make it easy and effective for anyone who wants to own an electric vehicle to be able to do so, Scharff said. Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be ed at CITY HALL Palo Alto launches City Hall makeover City to create new meeting space, refurbish old rooms in building s lobby by Gennady Sheyner P alo Alto officials won t have to venture far this summer for signs that construction season is now in full bloom. With the long-delayed construction of the Mitchell Park Library entering its final stretch and the controversial makeover of California Avenue in full swing, the city is embarking on an ambitious, $4.5 million renovation of City Hall, which includes a new glasswalled meeting room, renovated lobby, refurbished conference room, new carpets and upholstering in the Council Chambers and a personnel shuffle that will shift staff from at least four different departments to new locations. Much like the ongoing revamp of California Avenue, the City Hall renovation started as a modest concept before expanding in ambition and cost. Two years ago, the chief goal was to refurbish the perpetually cramped Council Conference Room, which is located next to the Council Chambers and regularly hosts meetings of council committees and city commissions. The acoustically challenged room with low ceilings, stacked chairs and the dim fluorescent ambiance of a 1970s classroom has been bearing the brunt of council ridicule for years for its spartan accommodations. With the renovation project, the room will be refurbished, enlarged, stripped it of its role as a public-meeting space and turned into a staff-training room, Public Works Director Mike Sartor said. In addition, the city has been looking at expanding and refurbishing the Human Resources Conference Room, a narrow space next to the Council Chambers. The smaller room is routinely used by the council for closedsession deliberations. With the Council Conference Room relinquishing its status as the default meeting space outside the Council Chambers, the city is now looking to build a larger and more modern public-meeting room in a corner of the City Hall lobby, a location currently occupied by a portion of the city s People Strategy and Operations Department (commonly known as Human Resources). The new meeting room will have glass walls, space for 55 chairs and sliding doors so seating can extend into the lobby if needed, Sartor said. It will also be equipped with modern media equipment, including multiple LCD screens, high-definition cameras and wall-mounted speakers, according to a recent report from the Public Works Department. Sartor said the scope of the project began to change in 2012, after staff held a series of design charettes to consider the best way to transform the first floor of City Hall. That s when the ideas for new meeting spaces and shuffling departments began to take shape. City Manager James Keene said the focus of the project is to make the ground floor of City Hall welcoming to the public and also work for the public s business. The Hamilton Avenue building, which was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone in 1967, was built in what Keene called probably the absolutely worst time in American history for a college town. The atmosphere of civil unrest and turmoil, he said, may have contributed to the fact that the city ended up with an almost windowless building with glass that can t be broken and a ground floor that immediately leads a visitor into an empty dead space. It perhaps doesn t help, Revamping Palo Alto s City Hall will include renovation of the lobby, with a digital media art display on a large wall near a new glass-walled meeting room. he quipped, that the first city employees visitors encounter are in Revenue Collections. Nobody was going to build a City Hall, in the era of taking over City Hall and school administrations and everything else, that was going to be welcoming to the public, Keene said. The renovation project aims to change that, he said. The public really comes here to participate in the civic life of the city, he said. We need to have space that works. Once the project is complete, visitors to City Hall will be greeted with a giant digital touchscreen that could be divided into numerous smaller screens and will feature art projects, information about city events, videos, photos of local neighborhoods and live broadcasts of public meetings. The city is also planning to unveil an extensive wayfinding and building-signage program in City Hall a component that is set to be evaluated by the Architectural Review Board on July 17. The city also plans to replace the carpets and the bench upholstery inside the Council Chambers, the large meeting room where the council holds all of its regular meetings. The work will be concluded in the next month while the council is away on its July recess. For many city workers, the project will bring more than just aesthetic enhancements. The renovation plans include what Sartor called a domino effect of shifting departmental locations. The first-floor offices of People Strategy and Operations, for example, will be consolidated with the rest of the department on the second floor to make room for the expanded ) Page 7

8 Upfront EDUCATION In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills Study of traditional Chinese folk tale is part of U.S. strategic language program A s Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department has funded a seemingly more benign agenda at Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto. In a summer program known as STARTALK, 20 fifth- and sixthgraders are honing their Mandarin speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through indepth study of the centuries-old Chinese folk tale The Magic Paintbrush. Students have read the text in Mandarin, sung its stories, incorporated its lessons into their own 21st-century versions of the folk tale and created imovies of the rewritten versions. On Thursday, July 3, they were to perform the original story in colorful, handmade costumes for their parents. The Ohlone program is one of more than 100 similar summer initiatives across the country aimed at boosting Americans abilities in Chinese languages by Chris Kenrick and other less commonly taught languages, said Duarte Silva, the Stanford University-based executive director of the California World Language Project. Those strategic languages include Arabic, Russian, Hindi and Farsi, with Korean soon to be added to the list. Since the federal program began in 2006 Silva has been securing summer STARTALK grants, $90,000 of which this year is funding the four-week Ohlone program as well as a program for Sunnyvale middle school students that began this week. Later in the summer Silva and Stanford colleague Helene Chan will present their research about language training in a workshop for language teachers from across the nation. STARTALK had its origins under President George W. Bush, Silva said, when in the wake of Sept. 11 the State Department realized it was having trouble finding individuals with the language skills to fulfill our diplomatic missions. The Department of Defense was having the same issue, especially with cultures and officers not understanding the cultures where they were going. The multi-agency federal effort known as the National Security Language Initiative, aims to dramatically increase the number of Americans learning critical-need foreign languages... through new and expanded programs from kindergarten through university and into the workforce. Such details were probably lost on the fifth- and sixth-graders in the Ohlone classroom of coteachers Claire Albert and Shaohua She as they crafted clay sets for their imovies, sewed costumes, sang a song with paintbrush props and rehearsed their lines all in Mandarin. Most students in the class are recent graduates of Ohlone s K-5 Mandarin Immersion Program and several others are heritage speakers at a similar level, Silva said. In Mandarin testing, the Ohlone students are performing at the Mandarin students Hannah Schendel and Juliana Steil rehearse their lines for a performance of The Magic Paintbrush as part of a federally funded program at Ohlone Elementary School to promote strategic languages. level of students who have taken three years of high school Chinese, Silva said. They have a considerable amount of language behind them, he said. Since Mandarin Immersion in Palo Alto ends with fifth grade, students will try to maintain the language by other means through middle school until they can resume school study in high school. The kindergarten-throughcollege STARTALK program is one of more than a dozen educational and exchange programs for students and teachers under the National Security Language Initiative, a joint effort of the U.S. Departments of Education, State, Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Programs. STARTALK is led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Programs, with the NSA as executive agent for the intelligence community, according to a federal circular describing the program. Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be ed at Page 8

9 Upfront IMMIGRATION Undocumented immigrant aims to give others a leg up Young East Palo Alto woman recognized at White House for her advocacy S arahi Espinoza Salamanca doesn t want her story to repeat itself. Some years ago, she was a promising high school student in Los Angeles, so much so that the University of California at Los Angeles recruited her for her high grades and many extracurricular activities. But Salamanca is an undocumented immigrant. Her parents brought her to the United States from Mexico when she was 4 years old. Without a Social Security number, she could not apply for the financial aid she needed to pay for UCLA tuition. I felt like I had my ticket to go but I didn t have the money, she said. So I didn t go. That was very difficult for me to find out that I wasn t going to be able to go to the college that I wanted to because I didn t have the money and I didn t know anybody who could help people in my situation at the time. The 24-year-old East Palo Alto resident has set out to be that person for other undocumented students. Last year she launched a website,, with links to scholarships available to undocumented students, local networking events and conferences, news articles on immigration reform, video interviews with undocumented youth and personal writing pieces. Her website which was built by a friend, but she has since taken over after teaching herself how to write HTML also caught the attention of Facebook s immigration-reform lobby group She was one of 20 undocumented by Elena Kadvany students invited to participate in a national DREAMers hackathon, which focused on immigrationreform projects and culminated in a 24-hour coding session at LinkedIn last November. She was also honored at the White House June 17 as one of 10 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients President Barack Obama s administration dubbed Champions of Change, illegal immigrants who serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres, a White House statement read. I wanted to make a difference for students who go through high school and are undocumented and to advocate the resources that are out there because you don t really know, Salamanca said of her website. Especially being undocumented, you re scared to tell people. She said that fear, coupled with the fact that talking about one s legal status is a taboo topic, makes it difficult for undocumented students to find help or support if they want to pursue higher education. After graduating from high school, she moved back to the Bay Area where she originally came with her parents when they first immigrated and attended Foothill College. Because she graduated from a California high school, she qualified under state law AB540 to attend Foothill College and pay in-state tuition, rather than the much higher international cost. She worked the summer before entering college babysitting, washing people s clothes, any cash-only jobs to pay her own way, she said. She had been mostly on her own since she was 16, when her mother, in the process of securing residency, returned to Mexico to request a waiver required as part of the application process. She was told she would be able to return, legally, in six months, but that turned out not to be true. This November, it will be nine years since she left. She s still in Mexico, Salamanca said. She was caught in the system. Salamanca s father, who went back to Mexico years before, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 creating a circumstance Salamanca said is common for immigrant youth: choosing between furthering her education and supporting her family financially. I stayed for as long as I could (in school) but my mom just couldn t handle the bills and my dad always being sick and having to take a taxi to the hospital every time he got sick or calling an ambulance, she said. She couldn t do it by herself anymore.... So then I made the decision do I stay and kind of ignore everything that s happening or do I just drop out of college and work as much as I can and send them as much money as I can? She dropped out of Foothill and worked full time for the next two years, sending her parents as much money as she could until her father died in March Our parents don t motivate us to go to school, she reflected. Sarahi Salamanca was honored in June at the White House for her advocacy as a Champion of Change, one of 10 illegal immigrants who serve as role models and success stories. They motivate us to go to work and make money because we need to make ends meet because we need to feed our younger siblings. We need to pay the bills. We need to pay the rent. So it s very difficult to go to school and hear Education is first and then to go home and your parents are like, No, education is not first; first you need to bring in the money, and then go to school. Salamanca said she also wants to serve as a resource for immigrant parents. One of my passions is not just to educate the students on what s out there and motivate them to go to school, but also to change the mindset of the parents and be like, You know what, I understand where you re coming from because I grew up in the same home where education wasn t a priority, but that needs to change in order for you to see a change in your family.... You have to let your kids go to college and come back. Salamanca has since returned to her own education, re-enrolling in Canada College last August. She has yet to pick a major, having trouble deciding between computer science, broadcast journalism and political science, she said. She also now has a Social Security number and a driver s license through DACA, the federal program that allows undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children to obtain temporary legal status. The passage of DACA in June 2012 was seen as a victory for immigration reform, but its recipients and supporters wait with baited breath to see what the next president might do with the Obama administration s program. DACA allows Salamanca to work this summer, which she does for the Girl Scouts of Northern California. She also continues to advocate for immigration reform and work on her website. This week, website visitors will find a recent video of Obama speaking about delayed immigration legislation; a scholarship opportunity for eighth graders; the California DREAM Act financial aid application; and a post asking others to share testimony on how DACA has changed their lives. That s why started, so that my story wouldn t repeat and somebody who s in high school who has the grades and the potential to go straight to college doesn t have to feel like there is nothing out there for them because there is, she said. It s difficult to find, but it is out there. Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be ed at Candidate the specific issues that the city is facing. Palo Alto could use more grocery stores offering affordable goods, he said, such as a larger Safeway. He also said he supports better coordination with local corporations to provide housing for employees. It s inevitable that the city is going to grow, he said, but the growth shouldn t be dictated by corporations. But Reddy is also quick to acknowledge he doesn t have a particular agenda or specific solutions in mind. ( No one person has solutions, he added.) In a broad sense, his goal is improve governance and lead the city to 10x improvement, a term borrowed from his decades in the corporate world. In almost every area, there s always room for improvement, Reddy told the Weekly. Palo Alto is an ideal place to retire as it is generally accepting of diversity, he said, but if there s one subject on which he disagrees with the council, it s taxes. He said he opposes the council s plan to raise the hotel-tax rate in Seelam Sea Reddy November. This is consistent with his general opposition to taxes. We need to get money from different means, Reddy said. I don t believe we should raise taxes for anybody. We should lower taxes. He also said he believes the city needs more governance than government. Rather than making new rules, the city should focus on overseeing and improving its existing operations. His believes his experience in the corporate sector which includes work on budgets, audits and personnel decisions, and his numerous leadership positions lends itself well to this task. In May, Reddy took his first stab at civic participation when he applied for a spot on the Planning and Transportation Commission. In his application, when asked about commission issues that are compatible to his experience, he listed as an entry, Integrating all people to work for Palo Alto to be the best place to live on Earth. And when asked about specific goals that he believes the commission should focus on, his answers included density, educating to succeed and commitment to innovate. But his specific positions proved hard to pin down. During the interview with the City Council, Reddy stressed his experience in management and in long-term planning at Boeing but gave only a vague answer when Councilman Greg Schmid asked about the upside and downside of increasing density in Palo Alto a key issue in the council campaign. Reddy explained that in a capitalist society, the question of growth is a constant concern. You always have this give and take. How much industry do we want in this town? How many units do we need for people to live comfortably so people don t have to drive 40 to 50 miles? he said. The issue is likely to take center stage in the race, which will see five seats up for grabs. Councilman Larry Klein will be termed out at the end of the year and Councilwoman Gail Price, who is concluding her first term, said she will not be seeking a second. Mayor Nancy Shepherd and Councilman Greg Scharff will both try to retain their council seats while Councilwoman Karen Holman has not yet declared her decision. In announcing his candidacy this week, Reddy became the fourth non-incumbent to enter the race and the first who hasn t had a regular presence at City Hall. He will vie for the seats with Claude Ezran, a former member of the Human Relations Commission and founder of Palo Alto s World Music Day; Tom DuBois, a Midtown resident who co-founded the citizens group Palo Altans for Sensible Zoning; and Eric Filseth, a Downtown North resident who has been a leading proponent at council meetings for solutions to his neighborhood s growing parking problems. Both DuBois and Filseth were active in last year s Measure D campaign, which overturned an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue. Reddy acknowledged that his status as a City Hall newcomer may be a disadvantage in the council campaign but said he doesn t care. With his experience in long-range planning and management, he believes he has the skills necessary to change the culture at City Hall and improve relations between the city and its residents. There isn t an immediate solution I have, Reddy said. All I want to do is contribute. Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be ed at Page 9

10 Upfront Community Health Education Programs For a complete list of classes and class fees, lectures and health education resources, visit Mountain View Center 701 E. El Camino Real Mountain View (650) Aug., Sept., and Oct. Mountain View Center Palo Alto Center Palo Alto Center Mountain View Center San Carlos Library Sunnyvale Public Library July 2014 Birds and the Bees: Talking to Children About Sex 2014 Dr. Marvin Small Memorial Parent Workshop Series July 8, 7 8:30 p.m. Torrey Mandell Freeman, M.S. Certified Parenting Educator This workshop discusses effective ways to provide your kids with age-appropriate answers to those uncomfortable questions about our bodies and sex. We will cover when to have the talk, how to prepare for it, and why this kind of open communication is beneficial. Upcoming Lectures and Events The Aging Eye Aug. 12, 7 8:30 p.m. Yichieh Shiuey, M.D., PAMF Ophthalmology Don t Turn Green, Live Green! Aug. 12, 7 8:30 p.m. Barbara Erny, M.D., PAMF Health Education Medicare Updates and Changes Aug. 27, 6:30 8 p.m. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) community educator Sleep and Your Child Sept. 9, 6:30 8 p.m. Nancy Zises (Barnett), M.D., PAMF Pediatrics Don t Turn Green, Live Green! Sept. 22, 7 8:30 p.m. Barbara Erny, M.D., PAMF Health Education Supplements, Vitamins and More Sept. 23, 7 8:30 p.m. Ravin Agah, M.D., PAMF Internal Medicine News Digest YMCA exec to head nonprofit Abilities United Charlie Weidanz, longtime head of two Bay Area YMCAs, will take the helm of Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, the organization has announced. Weidanz began his new position as executive director on June 30, replacing Lynda Steele, who officially retired the same day after serving as executive director since The organization helps children and adults with developmental and other disabilities in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to live independently and to gain acceptance in the community. Weidanz brings more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the job, having served as the executive director at organizations across the United States. Weidanz spent 24 years as executive director of Bay Area and East Coast YMCAs. He has a personal passion for supporting those with disabilities and has been an innovator in inclusive programs throughout his life, Abilities United s board of directors said in a statement. Weidanz s immediate areas of focus will include continuation of redevelopment planning and the completion of the organization s United for the Future fundraising campaign, which is currently underway, Board of Directors President Karen Moore said. As a senior executive, primarily with the YMCA, Weidanz has worked in a variety of communities including Milpitas, San Francisco, New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He prides himself on creating a collaborative culture at all levels, according to the statement. Sue Dremann Fire Department unveils new ladder truck Dozens of firefighters and community members gathered outside of Palo Alto City Hall on Monday afternoon to welcome the fire department s newest member, a $1.2 million ladder truck. The star of the ceremony, the Pierce Tractor Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck, glistened, parked in front of the City Hall flagpoles. Eric Nickel, Palo Alto s fire chief, and Mike Sartor, director of the Public Works Department, introduced those in attendance to the new truck before cutting a ceremonial ribbon strung along its side. The old ladder truck that this one replaces was purchased in 1997 and features a 75-foot-long ladder that falls short of current standards for reaching high-rise buildings, Sartor said. Though high-rise buildings are uncommon in Palo Alto, firefighters maintain that an extra 25 feet of ladder will benefit the community. In our line of work, sometimes inches and feet is the difference between life and death, Palo Alto Fire Captain Bill Dale said. If you re on the sixth story of a building, and I can only make it to the fifth, there s no chance of helping you. Now, I can make it to the sixth, seventh, eighth. The new ladder truck also offers increased storage for equipment used in vehicle extrication, technical rescue operations and water evacuation. The truck will last 20 years, with 15 years in front-line service and five years as a backup, Sartor said. The fire department plans to keep the old ladder truck in reserve. Benjamin Custer Re-entry center saved through September East Palo Alto s prisoner re-entry program received financial backing from the City Council on Tuesday night to stay open until the end of September. Council members approved $20,460 through Sept. 30 to give the David Lewis Community Reentry Center and San Mateo County time to negotiate a potential contract for maintaining the program. The center helps formerly incarcerated persons reintegrate into the community by providing case management and referrals to medical care, drug and alcohol treatment, job training, college and housing support and classes for job skills, among other services. Under the potential contract, the center would provide some reentry services for the county. The agreement would include exploring how East Palo Alto youth in the juvenile-justice system can achieve higher graduation rates through academic assessments, tutoring and mentoring. East Palo Alto would continue to provide the facilities for the program and would share information about best practices with the county. If there is no contract with the county by the end of September, the program will be phased out. The David Lewis center has an 8 percent rate of probationers/parolees who return to crime compared to approximately 67 percent statewide, Program Director Robert Hoover told the Weekly last year. Since its inception in 2011, the program has served 130 formerly incarcerated clients. It currently provides services to 76 adults and 30 juveniles, according to a city staff report. Sue Dremann Page 10

11 Upfront HEALTH CARE Eshoo and Speier to host meeting on VA Organization hopes to provide transparency in midst of national scandal over wait times, scheduling practices R eps. Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier will host a town hall meeting on access to care at the Palo Alto VA Hospital on Monday, July 7, to provide veterans and the community with the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about the VA s appointment process. Eshoo and Speier will be joined by Director of the Palo Alto VA Lisa Freeman. Amid deeply disturbing revelations about delayed care of veterans throughout the nation and the scandal of information being manipulated, it is critically important to not only review wait times for care but also have veterans ask their own questions and have them addressed, Eshoo said in a press release. This town hall meeting by Elena Kadvany will provide a forum for veterans in our region to share their experiences with access to care at the Palo Alto VA, and, moving forward, help to develop even better systems to improve the VA hospital for our veterans. A 35-page independent report conducted by the VA s inspector general and released May 28 found that 1,700 veterans using a Phoenix VA hospital were kept on unofficial, secret wait lists, a practice that helped staff to cover up delays in treating patients. The report drew from reports of 226 veterans who had sought appointments at the hospital in 2013, finding that 84 percent had to wait more than two weeks to be seen. At least 40 veterans died waiting for appointments in Correction The June 27 article The Burning Question included an incorrect figure in discussing the greenhouse-gas emissions from Palo Alto s incineration of sewage sludge. According to a 2009 analysis by a citizens task force, the process releases more than 20,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. To request a correction, contact Editor Jocelyn Dong at , or P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA The Palo Alto VA Hospital in August Phoenix, according to CNN. Though the report focused on evidence from the Phoenix hospital, it called the practices a systemic problem nationwide. Similar allegations have emerged at other VA hospitals across the country, with 42 centers now under investigation for falsifying wait records. As of June 19, the Palo Alto VA reportedly scheduled about 89 percent of its appointments in 30 days or less and about 10 percent in more than 30 days, according to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data. The department is now posting twice-monthly updates in the middle and end of each month to show the current status of wait times at all VA s. According to the latest data, new Palo Alto patients (those who have not been seen in this specific clinic in the last year) seeking future primary-care appointments have an average wait time of 73 days, while established patients seeking primary care wait an average of five days. New patients seeking specialty care wait on average 43 days for an appointment; established patients wait an average of six days. New patients seeking mental health appointments at the Palo Alto VA wait an average of 24 days and established patients about four days. During the month of April, the average wait time for completed primary-care appointments for new Palo Alto patients was 18 days; for specialty care, 25 days; and mental health care, seven days. In early June, a Department of Veterans Affairs audit found that one of the Palo Alto Health Care System s three inpatient facilities required further review, with one employee in Livermore raising concern about scheduling practices. Palo Alto VA spokesman Michael Hill-Jackson said Wednesday that the organization has not received any further requests for a visit to or information on the Livermore facility. Monday s meeting will be held in Building 101 at the Palo Alto VA, 3801 Miranda Ave., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Online Editor Elena Kadvany can be ed at TALK ABOUT IT How do you think the Palo Alto VA Hospital is doing in providing timely services to veterans? Share your opinion on Town Square, the online discussion forum on Palo Alto Online. SILICON VALLEY S ULTIMATE REMODELING DESIGN WORKSHOPS Trends in Design WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 6:30-8:30pm Registration & light dinner at 6:15pm. Whole House Remodels and Additions SATURDAY, JULY 26 9:30-11:30am Registration & light breakfast at 9:15am. Register online or call us at Old Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA We never forget it s your home Most classes are held at the award-winning Harrell Remodeling Design Center and are all taught by industry experts. 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12 Upfront WWII vet on, lasting about an hour and 15 minutes until it was hit by three torpedoes and numerous shells. Gallagher was an experienced swimmer. He didn t try to get into the crowded lifeboat. He had a better chance of making it to land than other shipmates, he reckoned. Looking around, he could make out Krakatoa and its distinctive remains after a 19thcentury volcanic explosion became his directional gauge. I knew that the direction was west from where I was, and I didn t want to go that way, he said. Supported by a life jacket, he headed for the nearest island, Java, a grueling journey that took nine hours. Looking up at the vast sea of stars, Gallagher became aware that he was entirely alone. No one not his shipmates, the captain nor his mother and father knew where he was. 9+/- acre View Lot No human being knew where I was. Only God knew where I was, he said. Faith, his constant companion, sustained him through the treacherous swim. I had escape in mind all of the time, he recalled. The sun was breaking when Gallagher hit land. When I came ashore on the island, I couldn t see anybody, he said. I was exhausted and very weak. I tried to stand up and I fell down. It took three efforts before I was successful. After a time, other survivors arrived on shore. The southern part of the island at the port of Tilpjap had been under Allied possession, and they headed there, he said. In the distance, they saw a group of men. From the shape of their helmets, they thought they were Dutch soldiers. But they were a Japanese platoon, and Gallagher and the others were captured, he recalled. Back home, he was listed as missing in action, and his prep school, Lawrence Academy, had Page 12 dedicated a page in its yearbook to him. In his hometown of Waterveliet, New York, someone put his name on a list of men killed in action. His mother stormed into town to have it removed. 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They received barely more than a half-cup of insect-infested rice to eat a day, he said. One more year of war, and Gallagher would not have survived. He was emaciated when he got out, he said. But the men often talked about food. Gallagher kept a tiny notebook hidden in which he wrote down the best places and dishes his imprisoned mates remembered. He still has that notebook. Mendota figs, pecan pie, scrapple; fishing locations in Brownsville, Texas, and local attractions the Snake King, the largest snake farm in the world. It actually helped, he recalled. Gallagher prayed often. One of the older prisoners at 27, on his knees he asked God for a woman to marry when he got out of the war. No one announced when the war ended, but Gallagher knew, he said. Suddenly the camps were silent; the Japanese soldiers just disappeared. Then food in large cans rained down from Allied planes and the men were rescued by the American Red Cross. He was boarded on the USS Wisconsin, a good omen it would turn out, as his wife, Tae, would come from that state. Gallagher returned to the U.S. and served a total of 22 years in the Marine Corps, ending his career as a lieutenant colonel. He went to work at Stanford University as the director of married-student housing. He and Tae, now 92, had six children. He was elected to the Palo Alto City Council and served as its vice mayor in the 1960s. Gallagher, who today is slim, handsome, ramrod straight and possessing of a keen mind, is one of eight or nine remaining survivors of the USS Houston. A team of U.S. and Indonesian Navy divers returned to the site where it sank with an archaeologist on June 9 to document its remains. The dive is part of a 20-year U.S. Department of the Navy effort to survey some of the 17,000 sunken ships and aircraft worldwide that A photo of Ned Gallagher in his late 20s when he was a U.S. Marine Corpsman. are considered fragile cultural resources. These relics of war still safeguard state secrets, often carry environmental and safety hazards and forever remain war graves. On June 11, the divers laid a wreath on the Houston s wreckage. Gallagher this week sat and talked with the Weekly in the living room of his spacious, colonial-style Palo Alto home, with light flowing in through floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto a yard of flowers. A picture of the Pope and a statue of the Virgin Mary were prominently displayed on a table in the center of the room, amid the blue-and-white Chinese porcelain, family photos and colorful paintings. With July 4 approaching, he said he doesn t spend any time thinking about patriotic holidays. But he does have strong feelings about the importance of dedication to his country. I don t think there s any country in the world that has as much to offer to an individual as America. Guide it... and fight for it when it becomes necessary, he said. And as he did in the prison camp, every morning and night since then he has prayed. The lifelong pattern only recently changed, his daughter Mary Gallagher said. Because of his age, this year his doctor gave him special dispensation to get off his knees. Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be ed at

13 Upfront Airport takeover the council commissioned a business plan to determine whether the airport can be profitable. The plan, produced by Kentucky-based firm R.A. Wiedemann & Associates, was predicated on the city taking over the airport by It predicted that the airport can generate a cumulative profit of either $13.7 million or $16.2 million by 2037, depending on whether the facility is run in-house or by a third party, respectively. At the May 27 meeting of the council s Finance Committee, City Manager James Keene cited three glaring issues that the city faces when it comes to the airport takeover. First is the issue of deferred maintenance and how to pay for it. According to a letter Keene submitted in November to Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith: The city is... aware the county has engaged in substantial deferred maintenance at PAO, which has resulted in deterioration of PAO s runway, taxiways and apron. The city hopes the county will have sufficient time to fully address the city s concerns regarding these matters before the transition is completed. One thing that is clear, Keene told the Weekly, is that the city is not going to have a fully modern airport turned over to us. The city and the county, he said, are still working out the details of who will pay for the needed repairs. There seems to be a reticence for them (the County) to meet us where we believe it should be, Keene said, referring to the level of investment that needs to be made. A draft transfer agreement calls for the county to make numerous repairs to the airport, including the remediation of contaminated portions of the airport, and to help fund some of the repairs, the November letter stated. According to a report released by the Public Works Department last week, the county s deferred maintenance appears to create the potential for safety concerns to arise after the city gains management and control of PAO. A second issue is the potential pressure to increase services at the airport. We ve always acknowledged that once Palo Alto takes it over, we ll probably have more demands from folks to do things and feel compelled to be more responsive than the county, Keene said. Third is the issue of the two fixed-base operators that serve the airport: Roy-Aero Enterprises, which manages offices, hangars and tie-down rentals at the airport; and Rossi Aircraft, which provides fueling and aircraft-maintenance services. Both operators have leases from 1969 that are set to expire in Once the leases expire, the city is expected to raise rents and bring in more revenue. Exactly how much more money the city could bring in remains unknown. At the May 27 meeting, Councilman Pat Burt asked for a range of potential increases. The city s Airport Manager Andrew Swanson declined to give an estimate, noting that the city is preparing to conduct a full evaluation of the airport s condition and that citing specific numbers would be premature. But given the high level of activity at Palo Alto Airport and the high demand for airport services, the increases could be STANFORDJAZZ.ORG or ARTS (2787) significant. The 2010 Wiedemann report notes that a minimum 50 percent increase in rents will be assessed after the leases with the two operators are reappraised. On the more-immediate revenue front, city officials hope that they will be able to apply for and receive Federal Aviation Administration funding by August. The FAA has encouraged the city to apply for $610,000 in entitlement funds that are earmarked for deferred pavement maintenance, with the understanding that if the transfer of airport ownership does not take place in August, the funding request will not be considered. Friday, July 11 Dinkelspiel Auditorium Saturday, July 5 PMO is evolving the Latin big band sound of the past into a sizzling Salsa sound of the future. All About Jazz Saturday, July 12 Sunday, June 29 Sunday, July 13 Stunning New Craftsman Elegantly Designed and Built to Perfection Lan Liu Bowling presents 813 Sutter Avenue Palo Alto Lan Liu Bowling Broker-Associate (650) CalBRE # John Chung Keller Williams (650) CalBRE# Page 13

14 NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING of the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board (ARB) Upfront City Hall V Ì Õi`ÊvÀ Ê«>}iÊÇ 8:30 A.M., Thursday, July 17, 2014, Palo Alto Council Conference Room, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue. Plans may be reviewed at the Development Center at 285 Hamilton Avenue or online at: planningprojects; contact Diana Tamale for additional information during business hours at Hamilton Avenue [14PLN-00053]: Request by Philip Ciralsky of the Department of Public Works Architectural Review of a Master Sign Program with Sign Exceptions to allow the installation of way finding signage at City Hall. Zone District: Public Facilities (PF). Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Section Amy French Chief Planning Official The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation for this meeting or an alternative format for any related printed materials, please contact the City s ADA Coordinator at (voice) or by ing meeting areas. Utility Department employees who deal with customer service and currently are on the second floor will be moved down to the lobby, where they will share space with the Revenue Collections staff of the Administrative Services Department. This will allow residents who have questions about their utility bills to get answers and make payments in the same location, Sartor said. The city is also looking to liven up the lobby area by installing a digital media art display on a large wall near the meeting room. The city is now in the final stages of selecting an artist for the display, according to Matt Raschke, the city s project manager for the remodeling effort. Despite the broad scope and significant expenditures, the project has not faced much scru- ÈxÊUÊ{ÈÊUÊÎxÊM I L E S tiny from the council. On June 16, the council approved more than $4 million in expenditures for the City Hall renovation, which includes a $2.7 million contract with the firm D.L. Falk Construction, Inc., and an addition of $141,565 to its contract with WMB Architects, which brings that total contract to a notto-exceed amount of $426,256. The council also authorized a budget amendment that allocates another $1.6 million for the project. Some of the costs will be funded by impact fees from developments and by transfers from various utility funds and from the Technology Fund. The city contracts were signed last week and much of the work on the first floor will take place in the next three months. The next three phases will then commence on the mezzanine level and on the second floor, with each phase expected to take about 45 days, according to a Public Works report. N Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be ed at CityView A round-up of Palo Alto government action this week Council Council The council did not meet this week. Historic Resources Board (July 2) Preservation: The board discussed its upcoming joint meeting with the City Council, design guidelines for Professorville and other matters relating to the Historic Preservation ordinance. Action: None Public Agenda A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week CITY COUNCIL... The council has no meetings scheduled this week. PLANNING AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION... The commission is scheduled to discuss its priorities and hold a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan update to consider issues to be evaluated in the Environmental Impact Report for the document. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Includes Lunch Online This Week These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to Developers could pay low-income-housing fee East Palo Alto developers could be required to pay a fee for low-income housing if the City Council approves a staff recommendation Tuesday, July 1. (Posted July 1, 10 a.m.) Fund provides more than scholarships Among low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college, less than 50 percent graduate from college in six years, according to the Peninsula College Fund. (Posted July 1, 8:36 a.m.) East Palo Alto asks for community input SATURDAY AUGUST ÓÎ REGISTER: Ride Day registration Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton Sponsored by The city of East Palo Alto is asking community members to choose a final design for a new playground at Bell Street Park, which the city will build in August in partnership with the YMCA of Silicon Valley, Mountain View-based retail savings company and national nonprofit KaBOOM!. (Posted June 27, 4:19 p.m.) Man in FBI custody after skipping court date The FBI has located the Mountain View man who is one of the alleged proprietors of a sex listings website who missed his scheduled appearance in federal court today. (Posted June 27, 1:20 p.m.) Missing East Palo Alto man located in Hayward An elderly East Palo Alto man reported missing earlier this week has been safely located in the city of Hayward, police said Thursday. (Posted June 27, 7:57 a.m.) Page 14ÊUÊ Õ ÞÊ{]ÊÓä {ÊUÊ*> Ê Ì Ê7ii ÞÊUÊÜÜÜ *> Ì " i V

15 Pulse POLICE CALLS Palo Alto June 25-July 1 Violence related Child abuse...2 Domestic violence...1 Elder abuse/physical...1 Suicide attempt Theft related Checks forgery...1 Elder abuse/financial...1 Grand theft...2 Identity theft...3 Petty theft...10 Residential burglaries...2 Vehicle related Auto theft...1 Driving with suspended license...11 Driving without license...4 Hit and run...1 Misc. traffic...2 Theft from auto...8 Vehicle accident/minor injury...4 Vehicle accident/property damage... 5 Vehicle impound...1 Vehicle tow...5 Alcohol or drug related Drinking in public...2 Driving under influence...3 Drunk in public...10 Possession of drugs...4 Possession of paraphernalia...3 Sale of drugs...1 Miscellaneous Elder abuse/neglect...1 Found property...3 Lost property...2 Misc. penal code violation...2 Other/misc....3 Possession of stolen property...1 Suspicious circumstances...4 Unattended death...2 Vandalism...1 Warrant arrest...1 Warrant/other agency...9 Menlo Park June 25-July 1 Violence related Assault...1 Assault with a deadly weapon...1 Battery...2 Domestic violence...2 Theft related Fraud...5 Grand theft...1 Petty theft...4 Vehicle related Auto recovery...1 Auto theft...1 Driving with suspended license...3 Hit and run...7 Misc. traffic...1 Theft from auto...3 Vehicle accident/minor injury...2 Vehicle accident/no injury...4 Vehicle tow...2 Alcohol or drug related Driving under influence...1 Drug activity...2 Drunk in public...3 Possession of drugs...4 Possession of paraphernalia...1 Under influence of drugs...8 Miscellaneous APS referral...1 CPS cross report...1 CPS referral...1 Coroner case...1 False ID...1 Found property...3 Gang info...1 Info case...4 Lost property...1 Missing person...4 Outside assistance...1 Property for destruction...1 Psychiatric hold...3 Vandalism...4 Warrant arrest...8 VIOLENT CRIMES Palo Alto Loma Verde Avenue, 6/26, 1:49 p.m.; elder abuse/physical. Tanland Drive, 6/26, 11:31 p.m.; child abuse/physical. University Avenue, 6/27, 1:49 a.m.; domestic violence/battery. Forest Avenue, 6/28, 4:28 p.m.; suicide adult attempt/misc. El Camino Real, 6/29, 3:18 p.m.; child abuse/physical. Menlo Park Location undisclosed, 6/26, 10:40 p.m.; domestic abuse block Windermere Ave., 6/27, 6:10 p.m.; report of battery between relatives on 6/23. Location undisclosed, 6/29, noon; assault block Sand Hill Road, 6/29, 8:45 p.m.; assault with a deadly weapon block Almanor Ave., 7/1, 5:13 p.m.; battery block Sevier Ave., 7/1, 8:08 p.m.; domestic violence. Michael Repka Before you select a real estate agent, meet with Michael Repka to discuss how his real estate law and tax back-ground benefits Ken DeLeon s clients. Managing Broker DeLeon Realty JD - Rutgers School of Law L.L.M (Taxation) NYU School of Law (650) DRE# CA BAR# Ulele C. Hamway At 95, our beautiful and loving mother, Ulele C. Hamway, died peacefully at The Sequoias Portola Valley on June 15. She was born on May 29, 1919 in British New Guinea to parents who were Methodist missionaries. Her name, Ulele, means rainbow in one of the two native dialects spoken by her father. As much as she disliked her name for its difficulty, she tolerated it because rainbow in the other dialect her father spoke was Lubakaidorga. Ulele attended Auckland University College and Teachers Training College. On graduating in 1940, the British Empire was at war. Wanting a change from her life in New Zealand, she answered an ad for teachers in Suva, Fiji Islands, a garrison station for the New Zealand forces. There she met her future husband, Sam, a U.S. Navy Lieutenant who was assigned to Suva as a liaison officer to New Zealand military headquarters. Ulele and Sam were married in San Francisco after the war and eventually settled in Atherton. A long, happy marriage and five children followed. Ulele was an inquisitive thinker, passionate reader, warm and gracious conversationalist, witty writer of verse she called doggerel, and loyal, loving mother and friend. Her love of community and organizational talents led to her key positions over many years in the Woodside Atherton Auxiliary, Committee for Art at Stanford, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and a succession of P.T.A.s. Following Sam s death, Ulele moved to The Sequoias Portola Valley in 2001 where she found a new community of lifelong friends and new outlets for her administrative, organizational and poetic talents. There, she continued her journey to expand her knowledge and understanding beyond the confines of her restricted life as the daughter of missionaries. Journey complete, Mom, and job well done. Ulele leaves her beloved children Geoff, Pamela, Alison, Gregory and Melinda, their spouses Mary, David, and Preston and three cherished grandchildren, Sophie, Max and Stephen. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA or the Tomorrow Fund at The Sequoias Portola Valley, 501 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA Funeral services will be privately held. PAID OBITUARY LOBSTERFEST at Sam s Palo Alto! Join us during July to celebrate this fine crustacean with an array of lobster specialties which pair perfectly with our seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients, such as LOBSTER SPAGHETTI LOBSTER CLAMBAKE and more!! For latest specials: 185 University Avenue Page 15

16 STYLE MEETS FUNCTIONALITY Wallbeds n More Showroom Sale! Save $ 300 OFF a wallbed Our Wallbeds Are: Price Match Guarantee! Stylish High Quality Comfortable MOUNTAIN VIEW (Call for appointment) James Henry Poppy May 18, 1927 June 18, 2014 James Henry Poppy, 87, of Hailey, Idaho, passed away on June 18. He is survived by his four children and nine grandchildren. Jim was born on May 18, 1927 in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned his medical degree in obstetrics and gynecology. Jim married Martha Chandler in 1951 and they lived in Ann Arbor for eight years, where their four children were born: William, James, Susan, and Martha. In June 1959 the family moved to Atherton, California where they lived until Jim retired from medical practice in Jim and Martha fell in love with the Sun Valley, Idaho area after their first visit in 1961, and they returned annually with family and friends until they became full-time residents in They were avid skiers and passed along their love of winter sports to their children by enrolling them in the Sun Valley Ski School during their annual ski vacations. The family also enjoyed hiking, backpacking, tennis, and water skiing. Jim and Martha hiked and climbed many of the tallest mountains in the United States. They also hiked to the K2 base camp, and to Gaserbrum 1 and 2 and Broad Peak in the Baltoro Karakoram. And they skied the Haute Route in the European Alps on standard Nordic skis with pin bindings. Dr. Poppy was highly regarded among his peers as an exemplary physician and skilled surgeon, and his patients respected and admired his gentle and compassionate manner. He made an extra effort to stay in touch with friends and extended family across the United States, and he was universally admired for his integrity, sense of humor, and thoughtfulness. Jim derived immense satisfaction from his philanthropic endeavors. In 1991 he funded a trust to provide ongoing support to the Stanford University tennis team. In 2004 Jim and Martha created the Martha Chandler Endowed Scholarship Fund for the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, and Jim also established a scholarship fund at Iron Mountain High School in Michigan to provide financial assistance to local students who will be attending the University of Michigan. A memorial service will be held in Hailey, Idaho. More information is available at Memorial contributions may be made in Jim s name by sending a check payable to the Poppy Family Scholarship to the Scholarship Administrator, Iron Mountain High School, 300 West B Street, Iron Mountain, MI PAID OBITUARY Transitions Births, marriages and deaths Susan Kazul Susan Catherine McGlaughlin Kazul, a resident of and volunteer in Palo Alto, died on June 3 surrounded by her family at her home. She was 73. Also known as Suzy, she was born on Aug. 5, 1940, in Wyandotte, Michigan, to Nicholas and Charlotte McGlaughlin. She went on to study nursing at the University of Michigan, receiving her Catherine Rees Latimer August 5, 1923 June 25, 2014 Catherine Rees Latimer was born and raised in Seattle. She resided in California for the last 55 years. She passed in her sleep Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughters Leanne Latimer Troy, Tara Latimer Brock and four grandchildren-matthew, Malia, Cortney, & Chelsea. Please sign Catherine s online guestbook at FREE Wi-Fi FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Jeff Campbell Spangalang Roem Baur Renzo Staiano Johnny Neri Band Hands on Fire David Luning Megan Slankard T. Clemente Band Jacob Jeffries Band Corner of Lytton & Ramona degree in Afterward she worked as a registered nurse in both hospitals and the community. In 1968, she married Stanley Kazul, and together they raised a family in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. In 1997, she and Stanley retired in Palo Alto. She volunteered with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Community Health Resource Center as a nurse health educator. Throughout her life, she played golf devotedly, PAID OBITUARY appreciated the arts and created numerous family traditions. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Patrick and Michael McGlaughlin. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Charles Kazul; daughter, Charlotte Van Wagner of Sacramento; daughter Jennifer Saavedra (Raul) of Tiburon, California; son, Timothy Kazul (Julia) of Mill Valley, California; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters: Mollie Weber (Tom) of Saugatuck, Michigan; Katy Mc- Cord (Rob) of San Rafael, California; Janie Zemba (Richard) of Dearborn, Michigan; and Annie Sexton (Jim) of Eugene, Oregon. A memorial service will be held on July 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto. Interment will be in St. Paul on the Lake Columbarium in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, on Sept. 6. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Michigan School of Nursing Class of 1962 Funds for the Future (leadersandbest.umich. edu/tributes). Alvin Menting Alvin Al J. Menting, a former resident of Palo Alto, died on June 8 at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, Indiana. He was 87. He was born on April 23, 1927, and grew up with 11 other siblings on a dairy farm in Phlox, Wisconsin. He served in the Navy s Air Force during World War II. Not long after, he began working for United Airlines, a career that lasted for more than 33 years until his retirement in He lived in Palo Alto for about 50 years, flying a 747 route for United Airlines between San Francisco and Hawaii. He married his second wife, Montel, in Beyond work, he served as an officer with the Palo Alto Elks and volunteered for many years at Stanford Hospital. He also helped lead relief efforts in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Palo Leyte, Philippines. He enjoyed building, constructing his own swimming pool and modifying automobiles. He and his wife also traveled often. He and Montel moved to the Holy Cross Village retirement community in Notre Dame in 2002, and as his health declined he was cared for at the Dujarie nursing facility there. He is survived by his wife, Montel Hawkesworth Menting, and four children he adopted with his first wife, Marion, who is deceased: Tina Smith, Tony Menting, Terri Setnick and Ted Menting. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Grabner Employee Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 839, Notre Dame, IN 46556, or to a charity of the donor s choice. Page 16

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18 Cover Story Jodi Scherer of Elmo & the Old Quackers pours onions and other vegetables into a large chili pot in preparation for this year s Palo Alto Chili Cook-off. July Fourth chili competition to heat up Mitchell Park Sixteen teams to compete in Chili Cook-off and Summer Festival, ice cream taste-off introduced O n a summer afternoon calling for lemonade and Popsicles, Palo Alto s avid chili chefs will fire up their stoves, hover over giant stockpots and contend for the title of this year s best bowl of chili. With 12 returning teams, four new competitors and three ice cream booths to temper the heat, the event is expected to draw thousands food-lovers and children alike to Mitchell Park Friday afternoon. by Christina Dong The festival, now in its 33rd year, celebrates all things summer, using chili only as a starting point. Additional food will be available from vendors, while live music by San Francisco-based band La Gente will energize the park with its own fusion of reggae, salsa and rock. Kids activities will include arts and crafts, bounce houses, classic party games, airbrush tattoos and a screening of the World Cup game at 1 p.m., according to organizers. The festivities begin at noon, and Palo Alto Chili Cook-off attendees wait in line to taste chili at 19 different booths on July 4, 2013, in Mitchell Park. Page 18 chili tasting opens to the public at 1:30 p.m. with tasting kits available for purchase. Both professional and hobbyist chefs have been preparing carefully for July 4 cooking practice batches, making tough ingredient decisions and designing booth decorations. For the cook-off, teams are split into two divisions, Open and Corporate, in which they compete for first, second and third places. The Corporate Division encompasses teams entering as a company or organization, while Open Division includes all other teams. Five overall titles are awarded: Best Overall, Best Spirit, Best Booth, People s Choice and Youth Choice. Team Vineyard which took Best Overall and first place in Corporate Division last year is returning this year with confidence. After the 2013 competition, the judges sent a wrap-up to all teams summarizing what chili characteristics they had looked for. And they pretty much described everything in our chili, Team Vineyard leader Marius Milner said. Milner is the keeper of the recipe and adjusts it slightly each year, he said. I m of the unpopular school that likes beans in chili.... It gives it nice texture. He refers to the International Rory Haley organizes items that members of Elmo & the Old Quackers will hand out to tasters at the Chili Cook-off competition July 4. A Palo Alto firefighter gives tasters some toppings for their chili at the 2013 Chili Cook-off in Mitchell Park. The firefighters came in third in the contest s corporate division. Chili Society (ICS) rule that true chili does not contain beans. Altogether, Team Vineyard cooked up 19 gallons of chili for last year s competition and there were no leftovers. Half of (the cook-off) is being able to cook; the other half is being able to manhandle such enormous quantities, Milner said. Team Vineyard was formed by a group of friends at Vineyard Christian Fellowship of the Peninsula, and Milner had non-competitive chili cooking experience. The team gains additional experience each year cooking an 8-gallon batch of chili for a church fundraiser. Three years ago we decided, Hey, let s try a chili cook-off, Milner said. I m not a chef. I just really enjoy cooking. This year, the team plans to add a vegan chili to its arsenal and, at the same time, keep a lookout for Rich Chili, a team largely comprised of professional chefs for Google. Milner said he is also interested in trying some of Rich Chili s famed creation. Rich Chili took three titles last year: People s Choice, Youth Choice and First Place in the Open Division, a title previously held by longtime competitor Elmo & the Old Quackers. Elmo, which came in second place in the Open Division last year, had a 10-year win streak in its division before Rich Chili entered the competition three years ago. In addition, the team has taken home the Best Overall title four times in its 22 years of competition. Formed in 1992 by a group of lifeguards at a local pool, Elmo & the Old Quackers begins preparing for each year s competition months in advance, focusing on both chili and the team s other forte booth decorations, with a different theme

19 Cover Story each year. Elmo took first place last year in Best Booth category, a title the team wins consistently. Half my garage is dedicated to the Chili Cook-off, team Elmo leader Jodi Scherer said of her team s commitment. The Elmo in the team s name comes from an alcoholic drink, while the Quackers harkens back to sweatshirts that Scherer and her fellow lifeguards had to wear one year when their manager imposed a short-lived duck motif at the pool. As for the award-winning chili, Elmo s team leader Jodi Scherer describes it as just the right combination of everything. It s not so spicy it burns your mouth... and (you) don t just taste the heat. Scherer, sticking to ICS guidelines, agrees that beans have no place in chili. The team s 20-gallon batch last year contained 60 pounds of meat, she said, noting the recipe s signature thickness. Scherer created the recipe herself more than 20 years ago, and this year she plans to add one more ingredient: bacon. The team is unsure how the addition will affect their chances. It really depends on the judges, Scherer said. We don t know what they like.... You never know. Scherer looks forward to seeing other veteran competitors at this year s cook-off, including the Lounge Lizards, the Palo Alto Fire Department and Margarita Meeta Chili. It s like a family.... We see these people once a year, she said. Also returning to the cook-off are Good King Wench & Lass, The Triumphant Toques, Bierhaus and corporate teams Whole Foods Palo Alto, EPA Can Do and the Palo Alto Family Y & The Ace of Sandwiches. Entering the competition for the first time this year are Downtown Streets Team, Golden Slaters, Glenn s Hawaiian Style Chili and the Hope Center of Palo Alto. New to the event this year is the Stanford Federal Credit Union Ice Cream Taste Off, which will provide a sweet accompaniment to the cook-off and a handy dessert for chili tasters. Local purveyors Tin Pot Creamery, Cream and Green Girl Bake Shop (featuring vegan ice cream) will compete for two titles, People s Choice and Best Overall. It s just a little starting place to see what people think, City of Palo Alto events coordinator Ali Williams said of the inaugural ice cream competition. Community members can take part in the competitions by voting for their favorite chili and ice cream. They can also help choose a Palo Alto-based community organization to which Team Vineyard will give a $1,000 donation. Editorial Intern Christina Dong can be ed at On the cover: Design by Shannon Corey. A A guide to the Fourth Those hankering for a hunk of watermelon, piping hot chili or a dazzling fireworks finale need wait no longer. The Peninsula has whipped up a feast of family-friendly events to mark Independence Day. With parades, festivals and even a rodeo to enjoy, the time is ripe to join in this celebration of summer, good neighbors and the nation. Menlo Park For the 4th of July Parade & Celebration, community members can decorate bikes, wagons, golf carts and floats and parade down Santa Cruz Avenue to Burgess Park. The parade begins at 11:45 a.m. at the parking lot behind Wells Fargo bank at Chestnut Street and Santa Cruz Avenue. At the park, there will be music, food, games, bounce houses, crafts, face painting, rock walls, laser tag and more until 2:30 p.m. Musical group Mustache Harbor will perform. The event is free, but a $7 wristband is required for some activities and can be purchased in advance at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit or call Woodside More than 100 young people from around California will test their skills at the Woodside Junior Rodeo on July 4. Events will include roping, women s barrel racing and bull riding. For family activities, there will also be pony rides, pig scrambles, a petting zoo and more; food and beverages will also be available for purchase. The event will take place on the Mounted Patrol Grounds at 521 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the main event begins at noon. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children and free for kids 6 and under. Go to rodeo or call for more information. Canada College at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Woodside, is opening its parking lots for the public to view fireworks displays on the Peninsula. The upper parking lots on the campus open at 6:30 p.m. The main entrances on Farm Hill and Canada Road will allow cars, bicycles and pedestrians. Barbecuing, cooking, alcohol and fireworks are not allowed. Redwood City Through the Eyes of a Child will be the theme of the 76th annual Independence Day Parade in downtown Redwood City. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Winslow and Marshall streets. After the parade, there is the 28th annual Independence Day Festival with booths located throughout the downtown area. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will have arts and crafts booths, food and beverages, and other entertainment. Go to for more information. Nearby, the San Mateo County History Museum at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City is hosting an Old-Fashioned Fourth event where children can hand-crank homemade vanilla ice cream and make traditional Independence Day crafts. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an admission fee of $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for students and seniors. For more information, visit or call San Francisco Pier 39 celebrates Independence Day with live music and entertainment in the Entrance Plaza. Mobility, a group from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, will perform from Wyatt Redamonti (860) places first in the Senior Boys Bull Riding contest during Woodside Junior Rodeo event on July 4, File photo/the Almanac Holiday events serve up food, sights and community by Tiffany Lam and Christina Dong Delaney Butler, left, gets a hold of a pig during the Woodside Junior Rodeo s annual Pig Scramble, July 4, noon to 3 p.m. Cover band Tainted Love will take the stage from 5 to 8 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the City of San Francisco will present a grand fireworks display over the Bay, with clear views from Pier 39. Go to for more info. Palo Alto The City of Palo Alto will hold its 33rd annual Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off (see story, at left) from noon to 5 p.m. Chili tasting opens to the public at 1:30 p.m.; tasting kits will cost $5. The event will also include music, an ice cream taste-off and kids activities. The free event will take place at Mitchell Park on 600 E. Meadow Drive. Go to or call Ali Williams at for more information. Also, all Palo Alto parks and preserves will close at 9 p.m., except for the Baylands, which will stay open for a fireworks show at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View (see below). Mountain View The San Francisco Symphony will give its annual concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View at 8 p.m. There will be music from the movies and American symphonic favorites leading up to a fireworks show. Limited areas of the golf course and driving range will be open for the public to view the show. Shoreline has limited parking that fills early in the day. One access point will be available from Garcia Avenue, where city staff and volunteers will guide the public to safe viewing locations. Both the Stevens Creek Trail and Permanente Creek Trail hours will be extended for the day. Go to Shore-704 or call for more information and tickets. San Jose The Rotary Club of San Jose invites the community to a free, family-friendly fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Restrooms and a great view will be available at Discovery Meadow; seating will be handled on a first-come, firstserved basis. The city anticipates large crowds and strongly encourages taking public transportation. VTA will provide specialevent transportation to and from the show. For more information, visit San Jose s annual Rose, White and Blue Parade and Festival is the revival of the Rose Carnival of 1896, later known as the Fiesta de las Rosas Parade in the 1920s. The old-fashioned, family-oriented parade will start at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln High School parking lot on Dana Avenue and will wind through the Rose Garden neighborhood, ending on The Alameda with a picnic of local restaurant cuisine. Bands, dancers, homemade floats, antique cars and children on bikes are all expected to turn out. The picnic and festival concludes at 2 p.m. For more information, visit or call Larry Clark at Almanac Intern Tiffany Lam can be ed at Fireworks go off at the Shoreline Ampitheatre as the San Francisco Symphony finishes its final song. Page 19 File photo/the Almanac

20 JULY 2014 Living Well A monthly special section of news & information for seniors Boomers will age differently, Avenidas director says Agency seeks more space as it braces for building wave of seniors by Chris Kenrick A boot camp on aging for Baby Boomers is under consideration at Avenidas as the senior services agency braces for a spike in the area s senior population. The downtown Palo Alto nonprofit, a gathering spot for retirees, fields several calls a week from entrepreneurs looking to test their startup products on real live old people. Executive Director Lisa Hendrickson said she tries to accommodate the startups whenever she can, figuring that new products and services related to aging could only help as the Baby Boom generation morphs into a Senior Boom. This work, in whatever small way, is going to support development of some great stuff that s going to be fun and helpful to us, Hendrickson said. By us Hendrickson means herself and the rest of the Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 and now turning 65 in the United States at the rate of 10,000 a day. In Palo Alto, fully one-third of the population already is 55 and older, and the proportion of elders is growing. Boomers will age differently than previous generations, predicts Hendrickson, a former banker who moved to the nonprofit world in mid-career and is now pondering her next professional phase. After 15 years at the helm of Avenidas she recently announced plans to step down and spend at least the next year managing a capital campaign to upgrade and expand the agency s facilities. The current facility Palo Alto s historic fire and police building on Bryant Street is bursting at the seams, she said. Baby Boomers are going to want way more choice we always have and we re going to expect services to be available Lisa Hendrickson, executive director of Avenidas, plans to step down and spend the next year or so managing a capital campaign to upgrade facilities. Page 20

21 to us because we ve always had them available to us. Hendrickson expects Boomers to demand and invent new solutions, just as they did when their now-adult children were infants and they confronted a shortage of child care. Those of us who found that to be such a problem got involved, and child care options started to surface. I believe the same is going to be true for elder care to support Baby Boomers finding themselves dealing with family caregiver challenges, she said. As more adults in their 40s and 50s find themselves caring for their parents due to longer lifespans, Hendrickson has noticed a growing and earlier awareness of concerns related to aging. I think people are finally getting it, she said. Caring for parents has opened people s eyes to the issues and is also causing them to become planners. They say, We don t want our kids to go through what we went through. It s better to have resources in place and identified ahead of time than to be operating in a crisis. To the extent we can help people plan and anticipate, we re doing more and more of that. With social workers and information specialists on staff, Avenidas is better equipped than most traditional city-sponsored senior centers to help people navigate Living Well the housing, financial and health challenges presented by their parents aging or their own, she said. Hendrickson credits decisions made decades ago to establish the agency as an independent nonprofit rather than as a Palo Alto city department, as well as a strategy of charging fees for many services rather than offering them free to all. Fees now generate 30 percent of Avenidas s $4.2 million budget. We keep them low and try to keep them low enough that almost everybody can afford them, and we also give away a lot of services, too, at no cost, she said. But the fee revenue from charging from some services has made it possible for us to continue to grow. There are senior centers that are low- or no-cost everywhere in the country, and they re struggling because they don t have that valuable source of revenue from those who can afford it. A woman s bequest of her house to Avenidas two decades ago sparked establishment of an endowment, which has been built up over the years and now generates nearly a quarter of the agency s budget. City support 30 percent of the budget when the agency opened in 1978 is down to 10 percent. But the secret sauce of Avenidas is the engagement and diversity of seniors themselves, she said. You could be playing chess or fall into a conversation over a cup of coffee with a retired doctor or a retired Stanford professor or a retired postal worker you just never know. One common denominator in general is that it s a very well-educated population, and the growth of our programming is a result of that. Avenidas instituted Mandarin classes recently after a group of English-speaking seniors said they wanted to study the language. These are folks who are full of life, interesting and interested, and want to engage and learn, and we try to be responsive, she said. Client demand has driven the closure of some programs, such as a traditional crafts shop, and the opening of others, like Avenidas Village, a seven-year-old, membership-funded program to support seniors who want to age in their own homes. In her bid for more space, Hendrickson said she hopes to expand and upgrade at the current Bryant Street location but also will consider satellite venues in southern Palo Alto or elsewhere. The next challenge is going to be to take appropriate action and try to get ahead of this demographic change, she said. Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be ed at CITY OF PALO ALTO NOTICE OF A DIRECTOR S HEARING To be held at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the Palo Alto City Council Conference Room, 1st Floor, Civic Center, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California. Go to the Development Center at 285 Hamilton Avenue to review filed documents; contact Alicia Spotwood for information regarding business hours at and 725 Webster Street 14 PLN-00160: Request by Jim Toby on behalf of PA Webster LLC for a Preliminary Parcel Map to create a two unit condominium lot where one parcel currently exists. Zone District: RM-30. Environmental Assessment: Exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Section Hillary E. Gitelman Director of Planning and Community Environment Drop by either of our offices this month and get a FREE battery caddy! Ask The Audiologist First About hearing loss and the latest hearing devices. What To Know About Hearing Aid Batteries All batteries are not the same. Batteries lose about 5% effectiveness per year as they sit on the shelf, so you should make sure the manufacture date is not more than two years out. At PHS, we purchase our batteries every 8 weeks directly from the manufacturer - so we guarantee our batteries are fresh and our products are field tested. Please feel free to contact our experts with your questions about hearing loss or hearing technology. Serving the Bay Area for over 35 years! Los Altos: 496 First Street, Suite 120 (650) Los Altos Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays! Open Your Ears To New Possibilities! Menlo Park: 3555 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100 (650) Page 21

22 Don t let aging uproot you. Who says you have to leave your home just because you ve gotten older? Come to a free coffee chat on Tuesday, July 29 at 2pm to discover how Avenidas Village can help you stay in the home you love. RSVP to (650) Space is limited to 12 seats So please RSVP today! Your life, your way, in your home Complete schedule or info about Avenidas events, call Living Well JULY 2014 July 2 Mindful Meditation Avenidas. Free. July 3 Independence Day Avenidas. Free. Lunch 11:15-12:15, $3. Dixieland Jazz Band & dancing til 1pm. July 4 AVENIDAS CLOSED July 7 UNA Film Festival: I Was Born a Black Avenidas, 2-3:30pm. Free. July 8 Try It! Lazy Yoga Avenidas Try it free. $20/30 if you decide to sign up July 9 Parkinson s Disease Support Group Avenidas. Call Robin for more info. Free. July 10 Drop-in Blood Pressure Screening Avenidas. Free. July 11 Give Your Life a Detox presentation by Dr. Patricia Kiser Avenidas. Pre-register at Free. July 14 Historical 16mm Film Presentation: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 2:30 Avenidas. Free. July 15 Tuina Class Avenidas. Free. July 16 Reiki appointments Avenidas. Call to schedule. $30/$35. July 17 Skin Cancer Screening Avenidas. By appointment only. Call to schedule. Free. July 18 Intermediate Bridge Avenidas. Drop-in or call Connie Free. July 21 Senior Adult Legal Assistance Avendias. By Appointment only. Call to schedule. Free. July 22 Avenidas Walkers 10am. Call for trailhead info or to schedule. Free. July 23 Drop-in Blood Pressure Screening Cubberly Senior Friendship Day (4000 Middlefield Rd). Free. Calendar of Events July 24 Movie: The Great Escape Avenidas. $0/$2 July 25 Private Spinal Exam & Stretching Sessions Avenidas. Appt required. Call $25/35. July 28 Yellow Jackets Cycling Group 10am. Call for info and schedule. Free. July 29 Exercises for Parkinson s Disease Avenidas. Free. July 30 Mindful Meditation Avenidas Free. July 31 Massage & Reflexology appointments 9:30am-3pm. Call to schedule. $35/45 Drop by Pacific Hearing Service on First Street anytime this month and get a FREE battery caddy! Do you want the best in home care for your family? Call Home Care Assistance. Named national winner of the Best of Home Care Award by Home Care Pulse. It starts with our caregivers. We carefully screen nearly 25 applicants for each caregiver we hire. Only the best are good enough for Home Care Assistance! We follow this with extensive training. Finally we invite geriatric experts to meet with our caregivers so that they are up-to-date with the newest ideas about senior care. Hourly and Live-In Care. Our caregiving services focus on two basic types of care: hourly and live-in. The service you choose is determined by your particular needs. Hourly caregiving works well for many families. In this situation we provide trained caregivers on an hourly basis. Here the caregiver focuses all her attention exclusively on the senior. Live-in care differs from hourly care in that we provide personal aides on a daily basis. Live-in caregivers are often the best choice for those seniors who need the companionship of another person, but who do not have intense all the time personal needs. At Home Care Assistance we mean it when we talk about providing the best in senior care whether it is on an hourly basis or a live-in basis 148 Hawthorne Avenue Palo Alto, CA Page 22

23 Living Well Senior Focus KEEPING BALANCE... Participants can reduce the fear of falling and learn to shift their thinking from self-defeating patterns to positive ones in A Matter of Balance, an eight-week class beginning July 7. The program includes discussion, exercises and guest speakers and meets Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Price is $25 for Avenidas members, $35 for nonmembers. For more information call AT THE MOVIES... Popcorn and drinks are served at the Avenidas movie showings every Thursday. This month s selections are American Hustle on July 10, Big Night on July 17, The Great Escape on July 24 and The English Patient on July 31. Screening time is 1:30 p.m., and the price is free for Avenidas members, $2 for nonmembers. Also in July, Avenidas will screen I Was Born a Black Woman, a United Nations Film Festival Association documentary based on the life of the first Afro-Brazilian woman to be elected to Brazil s senate, on Monday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. for free; and Frank Capra s Mr. Deeds Goes to Town on Monday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m., for free. SKIN-CANCER SCREENING... Palo Alto Medical Foundation dermatologists will check questionable changes on the skin, existing moles, sun-exposed areas and other spots that are of concern. These free screenings are for ages 50-plus; no disrobing is allowed, and waiver is required. Screenings are available on Thursday, July 17, between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. at Avenidas. Call for an appointment. Making the decision to move, selling your home, and moving is a big job. It doesn t have to be overwhelming. You don t have to do it all alone. Nancy and her experienced team will assist you from start to finish. Planning Prioritizing Pricing and marketing your home Completing the myriad of forms Negotiating offers Managing the escrow process Packing Cleaning Estate Sales Donations Finalizing your sale while coordinating with you and your family or advisors to assure a successful outcome NANCY GOLDCAMP Seniors Real Estate Specialist Certified Residential Specialist (650) DRE # Our life here PLANNING FOR THE INEVITABLE... Funerals, from a consumer s perspective, as well as other death-related concerns, will be the topic of a July 20 event, Conversations About Death presented by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. These discussions are sometimes called death cafes, said Jennifer Harris, one of the organizers. They are becoming increasingly popular as people recognize the inevitability of death and the need to plan ahead for this just as we do for other things. A similar event held in May attracted 24 community members, Harris said. Underwritten by the Los Altos Community Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this month s event will be held on July 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. For more information or call Palo Alto Is The BEST PLACE To Retire. Webster House is now a member of Episcopal Senior Communities, the not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Canterbury Woods, Los Gatos Meadows, San Francisco Towers, Spring Lake Village, and St. Paul s Towers. Ideally located near the wonderful mix of shops, restaurants, and art galleries, our newly renovated apartments, gracious amenities, enriched services, and new programs make living here a style of life that offers you real peace-of-mind in a welcoming community with the advantages of continuing care. To learn more, or for your personal visit, please call Items for Senior Focus may be ed to Palo Alto Weekly Staff Writer Chris Kenrick at Your style, your neighborhood. 401 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA A not-for-profit community owned and operated by JTM/Lytton Gardens and Episcopal Senior Communities. License No COA #246. EPWH695-01BA Page 23

24 Arts & Entertainment A weekly guide to music, theater, art, culture, books and more, edited by Nick Veronin David Allen Former janitor Bobby (James Monroe Iglehart), center, makes his TV debut on Rock Shop in the world premiere of Memphis at TheatreWorks in James Monroe Iglehart won this year s Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his work in a Broadway production of Aladdin. Community connections make theater work Palo Alto stage company TheatreWorks thrives on Silicon Valley culture by Nick Veronin W hile many of the organizations putting the silicon in Silicon Valley have rocketed out of the recession, leaving a trail of higher paid tech workers and higher rents in their wake, other sectors of the local economy are still fighting their way back from the 2008 collapse, and some arts organizations have not been able to survive. The New York City Opera was forced to close its doors in 2013, and the San Jose Repertory Theatre filed for bankruptcy just weeks ago. However, the Palo Alto-based TheatreWorks, the third-largest theater company in the Bay Area continues to soldier on. Robert Kelley, founder and artistic director of TheatreWorks thinks his company has been able to weather the storm because of its deep connection to Palo Alto and the surrounding areas commonly referred to as Silicon Valley. I m very much a part of this area, this region, Kelley tells the Weekly. I grew up here. All of my experiences in the theater were here both at the Children s Theatre, the Lucie Stern and at Stanford. I feel that there s a real strong connection between TheatreWorks and the community, as a result. And the values of this community are represented on our stage. Kelley s local upbringing is not the only reason his organization has become so intertwined with Silicon Valley. The connection TheatreWorks shares with the Midpeninsula and the South Bay were hard won over years of direct outreach through programs and initiatives aimed at encouraging the creation of new theatrical work, because ultimately, as Kelley sees it, that is where the future of the theater lies. Kelley says he started TheatreWorks back in 1970 with the idea that the art of creating, not just performing would be heavily emphasized. Indeed, the company s first production, Popcorn, was written and produced locally and was about local issues, Kelley says. Since then, the company has grown from a grassroots community theater, to the premier stage company in Silicon Valley and is now nationally recognized both for the high caliber of its professional productions, as well as for its stellar original works and world premiers such as the play that will lead off the company s 45th season. When the curtains part at the Lucie Stern Theatre next Wednesday, the audience gathered in the Palo Alto hall will be the first to take in the bittersweet dramedy, The Great Pretender, in its fully realized form. However, it s quite possible that some who plan to attend the first preview performance of the production on July 9 already witnessed some version of the play last summer, when its director and writer, David West Read, was working out the kinks on the very same stage, at TheatreWorks 12th annual New Works Festival. Kelley launched the New Works Festival during the company s season. It functions as an extensive play and musical workshop, which affords the creators of five nascent productions the opportunity to have their plays and musicals read before a live audience, so that they may see what works, what doesn t and get direct feedback from the theatergoers so that they might improve their productions. Read is originally from Toronto and has been living in New York for most of the past six years working in theater. He was drawn to the New Works Festival for the opportunity it would afford him to engage directly with a trial audience. I had a great experience doing the New Works Festival, Read says. I think what sets the New Works Festival apart is that you get a number of readings in front of a few hundred people.... It s a great opportunity to be in dialog with the audience and also make them a part of the development process. Having conversations with audience members and seeing what is working and what isn t was incredibly valuable, he says, especially when it came to writing Robert Kelley, the founder and artistic director of TheatreWorks. Megan McGinnis, Hayden Tee, Colin Hanlon, and Riley Krull perform a sing through a live read of Being Earnest at the 2012 New Works Festival. The company rode on a real train in a wild west production of The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Fire Circle at Lucie Stern Center in David West Read, worked on his play, The Great Pretender at the New Works Festival. Page 24

25 jokes. When an audience doesn t laugh, Read reasons, that means it s time to work on that joke. The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis is perhaps the highest-profile production to come out of the New Works Festival, where it saw its first live read in 2002 and its first proper staging through TheatreWorks in There are parts of Memphis that were changed and modified because of people right here, Kelley says of the production. I find that very exciting. In addition to the New Works Festival, TheatreWorks encourages the creation of new theater in other ways, such as in its youth programs. Through various summer camps and other one-off events, such as the 24 Hour Play Festival, TheatreWorks encourages children from kindergarten through high school to pen and produce their own plays. All our youth programs are based on the premise that doing new work is what the theater is about, Kelley says, noting that one recent highlight in his professional life was seeing a group of kindergarten to fourthgraders produce a hilarious and immensely creative play. Kelley also says that Silicon Valley, with its do-it-yourself ethos, spirit of entrepreneurship and highly educated, cultured population has had a profound influence on TheatreWorks. The New Works Festival, he Arts & Entertainment Quality Care. Quality Life. When life brings you unexpected challenges, Agility Health is by your side with full service healthcare delivered in the comfort and privacy of your home. Company employed Personal Care Attendants available to meet your hourly or live-in needs. To learn more about Agility Health, please call us at (650) or visit us online at RN Care Management Skilled Nursing Care Rehabilitation Care Community Resources Family Health Counseling says, is reflective of the underlying spirit of the Silicon Valley and what s going on here. It s just a sense of creativity done in collaboration. There is this very palpable sense that the audience is part of the process because they are. Furthermore, Kelley adds, the professionalization of the region has resulted in a population that expects the highest quality of everything, and TheatreWorks has been doing its best to deliver. Of course, Kelley allows, Silicon Valley has also been the cause of some pretty steep competition to the theater business. People are getting their entertainment on their tablet, they re getting it on their smart phone, he says. It s a challenge, and it s a challenge that has grown. However, Kelley is hopeful that there are enough people out there who see the world of theater the way he does. I want to hear a real voice, I want to see a bead of sweat, I want to have my heart broken or watch it soar, he says. What we have to offer is intimacy, the risk, the human connection of live theater. I think our task is to convince a new generation that has so many more options for entertainment, that the live experience is not only irreplaceable but also unmatchable. Arts & Entertainment Editor Nick Veronin can be ed at MEDICINE Name: Rudi Wever Position: Sales Last Book Read: The Art of Racing in the Rain Last Movie: The Icemen Last Ride: Highway 9, across Skyline Blvd., down Page Mill Rd, and into work. Favorite Epic Ride: Mt. Revard via Chambery to Aix-les-Bains... amazing! Bike: LeMond Tete de Course Aix-les-Bains Mt. Revard Enjoy the ride. 171 University Ave., Palo Alto Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am - 7pm, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 11am - 5pm Page 25

26 Arts & Entertainment Michael Hermann & Gina Lunn July 12 & 13, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 150 Prestigious Clay & Glass Artists Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Road Palo Alto Free Admission City of Palo Alto Itsuko Zenitani Inspirations a guide to the spiritual community FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC Sunday Worship and Church School at 10 a.m. This Sunday: An Unflattering Comparison Rev. David Howell preaching An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ We celebrate Marriage Equality Inspirations is a resource for ongoing religious services and special events. To inquire about or to reserve space in Inspirations, please contact Blanca Yoc at or Worth a Look Music Startup hip-hop Palo Alto is so lovely; I wish I were there right now. Kristine Flaherty is sitting on a tour bus, in a parking lot full of other similar coaches, in an expansive parking lot, on a dreary Oregon day. The hip-hop producer, emcee and singer is looking back fondly on the time she spent at Stanford University in the mid-2000s. Flaherty, better known by her hip-hop nom de plume, K.Flay, has recently broken up with her former record label, RCA, and despite her penchant for gloomy lyrics Stanford alumna Kristine Flaherty goes by K.Flay on stage. about drugs, doubt and depression, things are looking up. Earlier this week, she self-released her latest full-length record, Life as a Dog, and she has a prominent slot on the Vans Warped Tour, a countrycrossing alternative and punk festival, which has helped launch the careers of many artists. Back in 2004, when Flaherty was just a freshman at The Farm, she got into an argument with a resident assistant in her dorm, Otero. I was talking shit about mainstream hip-hop at the time, she recalls. It was a time when Get Low (the raucous Lil John hit) was popular. It wasn t a great time for radio rap. The argument ended with a challenge from her R.A. If it were so easy to make a good rap song, then she should be able to turn one out herself. Before she knew it, Flaherty was working with a fellow student in her dorm with music production software, cooking up a beat and fleshing out some lyrics. And although she entered into the endeavor as a joke, she quickly discovered she enjoyed rapping. That summer I bought a midi keyboard and microphone, she says. I basically taught myself how to make beats. The rest is history. After graduating from Stanford, K.Flay hung around the Bay Area for a spell before moving to Brooklyn. The current location listed on her Facebook page is San Francisco, although she also notes in her profile that she doesn t have an apartment a nod to her current nomadic state on the Warped Tour. For a time she was signed to RCA Records, but said she asked to be released from her contract after the label wanted her to curate a set of tracks that represented one clear-cut genre either dance or alternative. Ultimately, she says, she wants to be able to remain a little bit of everything, even though its a formula that doesn t work well in the radio-oriented major label universe. She self-released her excellent new LP, Life as a Dog, on June 24 through itunes, which is entirely appropriate, considering Flaherty s ties to Stanford a university so commonly associated with the DIY ethos of startup culture. I like to think of Stanford as a garage, she says, choosing as her metaphor the space where many great bands and many great tech companies have launched. In a way, Flaherty muses, startup culture and music are actually quite similar. The major steps in the process of development as both an artist, and, let s say, the CEO of some new startup, I think they very similar. K.Flay s new album, Life as a Dog, can be downloaded on itunes and Amazon. For more information and to stream some of her music, including tracks from Life as a Dog, go to Stage A Ripple Effect As rents continue to rise in the wake of the burgeoning tech sector, those working for companies that don t make apps or come up with integrated solutions aimed at making the world a better place are finding that they are being priced out of the places they ve called home. Call it gentrification, call it a tech bubble, or call it downright class warfare, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, now in its 55th season, is calling it Ripple Effect, the name of the troupe s latest production, which is being billed as a musical comedic tale of intersecting lives and cultures that reflect the familiar neighborhood tensions that are polarizing San Franciscans today, and it is coming to Palo Alto on July 10. It s the latest in a string of reactionary works from San Francisco artists. Recently, singer, songwriter and cabaret performer, Candace Roberts, released a music video on YouTube called Not My City Anymore ; and musician Hannah Lew released a compilation album, titled San Francisco is Doomed, featuring scathing rebuffs from local indie bands, such as Thee Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin. Velina Brown, an actor in the SF Mime Troupe, plays The Fiery Activist in this year s production. In addition to noting that mimes actually speak and sing on stage as well as performing exaggerated motions and pantomimes Brown explains her connection to the underlying themes of Ripple Effect. For artists, typically an area that other folks might say, Oh that s a rough area artists will move into that area, because it would typically be cheaper to live in an area where more mainstream people are afraid to move into, Brown says. When artists move in, they clean it up, they change the vibe, they make it someplace interesting and colorful to be from a creative standpoint, they tend to really uplift where they are. Then, all of a sudden, it becomes a mainstream place. When this happens, wealthier individuals start to move in, and, in the process artists end up getting evicted and rents get raised. Brown says this is what has happened in San Francisco. It s really an obnoxious process, she says. It s particularly annoying to people who rolled up their sleeves and put the sweat equity in and took a warehouse and made it a cool place. Ripple Effect comes to the south field of Mitchell Park on July 10. It begins with music at 6:30 p.m. and the main show starts at 7 p.m. The event is free, but the troupe requests that you RSVP online beforehand at Donations will be accepted at the performance. Nick Veronin Gentrification is explored by the San Francisco Mime Troupe in Ripple Effect. Page 26

27 Movies Melissa McCarthy plays the titular role in Tammy. Tammy (Century 20, Century 16) By all rights, the new comedy Tammy would be the ultimate expression of Melissa McCarthy s comedy. Written by the film and TV star with her husband Ben Falcone who also directs Tammy should have all the right moves to drive McCarthy fans wild with pleasure. Instead, it s likely to inspire the question Is this all there is? Partly this is a function of seasonal multiplex expectations (and their attendant marketing). From a distance, Tammy looks for all the world like a big, brash comedy. But seen close-up, it more often evinces a low-key indie, with deep reservoirs of melancholy at best and wan clichès at worst. McCarthy plays the titular born loser, who loses her car, fast-food job and philandering husband in rapid succession. Walking home to Mom (Allison Janney) a few doors down, Tammy announces she needs to be anywhere but here and reluctantly accepts her harddrinking grandma Pearl (Susan Sarandon) as her partner in crime (at one point, literally) since it s Pearl who has a car and cash in the thousands. The lazy road-movie formula that immediately kicks in might not have been an obstacle to fun had McCarthy and Falcone been in a quirkier mood. But Tammy proves unfortunately unfunny most of the time, and dispiritedly been there, done that as the bickering Tammy and Pearl pick up a father-son pair one horny, one sweet at a roadhouse (like everything else in the movie, Gary Cole and Mark Duplass seem uninspired). The ostensible end of the line is Niagara Falls, a liberation destination to baptize the heroes for their new life, lessons duly learned. McCarthy delivers another allin performance, but so much so as to be more sad than funny much of the time. This may be no object for her true, mad, deep fans, but the average viewer will expect the raucous comedy Tammy has only in short supply (the film s comic highlight being a passage OPENINGS involving passiveaggressive apparent armed robbery). The utterly reliable Sarandon hits no false notes, but the material lets her down, which can also be said for Kathy Bates as the fix-it-minded co-host (with Sandra Oh) of a lesbian Fourth of July party. Though nothing much lands here in terms of comedy, Tammy attempts to compensate with themes of familial reconciliation (however arbitrary in the choice of grandma over mom or hubby) and redefinition of self. But you can almost feel the movie sheepishly shrugging sorry when the credits play it off with a couple of tag scenes and a McCarthy outtake. We still love you, Melissa. Better luck next time. Rated R for language including sexual references. One hour, 36 minutes. Peter Canavese Century Theatres at Palo Alto Square Fri & Sat Chef 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:00 7/4 7/5 Third Person 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 Sun Tues Chef 1:20, 4:15, 7:20 7/6 7/8 Third Person 1:00, 4:05, 7:10 Wed Chef 1:20 7/9 Third Person 1:00, 4:05, 7:10 Otello MET Summer Encore 7:00 Thurs Chef 1:20, 4:15 7/10 Third Person 1:00, 4:05, 7:10 RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 8:00 Tickets and Showtimes available at We re Hiring Arts & Entertainment Editor The Palo Alto Weekly is for looking for a talented, experienced journalist with a passion for the worlds of art and entertainment. The ideal candidate for the full-time job of Arts & Entertainment Editor will be knowledgeable about the local scene, from Mountain View to Redwood City. You are as adept at covering the traditional arts as you are great nightlife. You can tweet from events, brainstorm multimedia features and dive into arts education. As A&E Editor, you will be responsible for seeking out and keeping our readership informed of all the significant and interesting arts happenings via our website (www., weekly print edition and social media. This is a great opportunity for an organized and creative self-starter who also enjoys working as part of a team. Because this is an editor position, we are looking for someone with a strong journalism background and plenty of ideas. Solid editing, writing and social media skills a must. Please your resume, cover letter and three A&Erelated clips to Editor Jocelyn Dong at with Arts Editor in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. The Palo Alto Weekly, part of the independent Embarcadero Media group of news organizations, is an award-winning, 35-year-old online and print publication. 450 CAMBRIDGE AVENUE PALO ALTO PALOALTOONLINE.COM 22 Jump Street (R) Century 16: 10:45 a.m., 1:40, 4:40, 7:45, 10:30 & 11:50 p.m. (No 11:50 p.m. on Sun) Century 20: 12:05, 2:45, 5:25, 8:05 & 10:45 p.m. America (PG-13) Century 16: 9:30 a.m., 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:55 & 10:30 p.m. Century 20: 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. Begin Again (R) Aquarius Theatre: 1:45, 2:30, 4:15, 5, 7, 7:45, 9:40 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 11:20 a.m., 1:55, 4:35, 7:20 & 10 p.m. Chef (R) Century 20: 10:35 a.m., 7:45 & 10:25 p.m. Palo Alto Square: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20 & 10 p.m. (No 10 p.m. on Sun) Deliver Us From Evil (R) Century 16: 10 a.m., 1, 4, 7:20, 10:20 p.m. & midnight (No midnight on Sun) Century 20: 11:10 a.m., 12:40, 2, 3:30, 4:55, 6:25, 7:50, 9:20 & 10:40 p.m. Earth to Echo (PG) Century 16: 9, 11:25 a.m., 1:50, 4:15, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:40 a.m., 1:05, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10 & 10:30 p.m. Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13) Century 16: 9, 11:45 a.m., 2;30, 5:15, 8 & 10:45 p.m. Century 20: 11:25 a.m., 2:25, 5;10, 7:55 & 10:40 p.m. The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13) Century 16: 12:45 & 10:35 p.m. Century 20: 1:25 & 7:30 p.m. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Century 16: 9:10, 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. Century 20: 10:50 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7 & 9:35 p.m. (No 1:40 p.m. on Sun) Ida (PG-13) Century 16: 9:35, 11:55 a.m., 2:20, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m. (No 2:20 p.m. on Sun) MOVIE TIMES All showtimes are for Friday Sunday only unless otherwise noted. For other times, reviews and trailers, go to Movie times are subject to change. Call theaters for the latest. A good bet Aquarius: 430 Emerson St., Palo Alto ( ) Century Cinema 16: 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View ( ) Century 20 Downtown: 825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City ( ) For those who want the best for their dog... We Welcome Puppies! 7 (650) LIAM NEESON MILA KUNIS ADRIEN BRODY OLIVIA WILDE JAMES FRANCO MORAN ATIAS MARIA BELLO KIM BASINGER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CRASH NOW PLAYING Jersey Boys (R) 1/2 Century 16: 9 a.m., 12:15, 3:30, 7:10 & 10:15 p.m. Century 20: 1, 4:05, 7:05 & 10:15 p.m. Maleficent (PG) Century 16: 9:20 a.m., 12, 2:45, 5:20, 7:50 & 10:20 p.m. Century 20: 11:50 a.m., 2:20, 4;50, 7:25 & 10:10 p.m. Obvious Child (R) 1/2 Guild Theatre: 2:45, 5, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. (No 9:30 p.m. on Fri) Singin in the Rain (1952) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: Fri: 7:30 p.m. Sat-Sun: 3:35 & 7:30 p.m. Tammy (R) Century 16: 9:15, 10:30, 11:50 a.m., 1:05, 2:25, 3:45, 5:05, 6:25, 7:45 & 9:05 p.m. Century 20: 10:30 a.m., 12:55, 3;20, 5:50, 8:20 & 10:45 p.m. In XD at 11:40 a.m., 2:15, 4:40, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. Think Like a Man Too (PG-13) Century 20: 12, 2:35, 5:20, 8 & 10:35 p.m. Third Person (R) Palo Alto Square: 1, 4:05, 7:10 & 10:15 p.m. (No 10:15 p.m. on Sun) Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13) Century 16: 9:55, 11:45 a.m., 1:35, 3:25, 5;15, 7:05, 8:55, 10:45 & 11:35 p.m. In 3D at 9, 10:50 a.m., 12:40, 2:30, 4:20, 6:10, 8 & 9:50 p.m. Century 20: 10:25, 11:45 a.m., 1:20, 2, 3;15, 5:05, 5:40, 6:50, 8:45 & 9:20 p.m. In 3D at 11:05 a.m., 12:25, 12:50, 2:40, 4, 4:25, 6:15, 8 & 9:50 p.m. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) (G) Century 16: Sun: 2 p.m. Century 20: Sun: 2 p.m. The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Not Rated) Stanford Theatre: 5:35 & 9:25 p.m. X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13) 1/2 Century 16: 9:25 a.m., 4:10 & 7:30 p.m. Century 20: 10:25 a.m., 4:30 & 10:25 p.m. CinéArts at Palo Alto Square: 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto ( ) Guild: 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park ( ) Stanford: 221 University Ave., Palo Alto ( ) Internet address: For show times, plot synopses, trailers and more information about films playing, go to ON THE WEB: Up-to-date movie listings at AN UNEXPECTED MASTERPIECE. A RARE AND BEGUILING FILM. SURPRISING AND REWARDING. SEE IT ONCE. SEE IT TWICE. -David Thomson, NEW REPUBLIC A FILM BY PAUL HAGGIS WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PAUL HAGGIS ALTO SQUARE 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (800) FANDANGO VIEW THE TRAILER AT -Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Page 27

28 Eating Out Warm, marinated olives at Pizzeria Delfina. Sous chef Gonzalo Guerrero makes a Napoletana pizza at Pizzeria Delfina. Serving Fine Chinese Cuisine in Palo Alto since 1956 A Great Place for Get-togethers Happy Hour Catering Gift Certificates Private Dining Meeting Banquet Rooms [Chopsticks Always Optional] We have daily dim sum service from 11am-2pm. We also offer tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes. In our Bar we have happy hours from 3pm to 6pm / Mon-Fri. Book now for our private rooms and banquet facilities. And don t forget about our take out and delivery. In addition to all this, we re open 365 Days / 11am-9:30pm and parking is never a problem Voted Best Dim Sum in Silicon Valley Metro s best of Silicon Valley 2013 Ming s Chinese Cuisine and Bar 1700 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto tel / fax / Page 28 BEYOND PIZZA Downtown Palo Alto s Pizzeria Delfina offers tasty Italian dishes, full bar P sst. Three-month-old Pizzeria Delfina is popular and noisy. At lunchtime or any night after 6:30 p.m., write your name on the chalkboard out in front and feed your anticipation with a crowd of fellow trendsters. It s fun to be around so many people having a good time, especially out on the 65-seat patio, where trellises, wisteria, Japanese maples and a wall of ivy cool the summer nights and heat lamps await for chillier weather. If you sit in the sleek 46-seat dining room at peak times, good luck talking. Even outside the noise level can get high, what with lots of children, large celebratory parties and a full liquor license featuring inventive Italian-inspired cocktails. If you are most interested in romance, conversation and wonderful service, mid-afternoon is the ticket. It offers the same menu from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Pizzeria Delfina comes to us from Annie and Craig Stoll, who founded the restaurant Delfina 15 years ago in the newly hip Mission District of San Francisco. They added two Neapolitan-style pizzerias in San Francisco and by Sheila Himmel one in downtown Burlingame before reaching out to Palo Alto. Refreshingly, they treat Palo Alto like a special friend rather than a suburban dolt. It is the only member of the Delfina Restaurant Group with a full bar and the only one with a spacious patio. Everybody gets thin, perfect bread sticks and a little plate with grated Parmesan, red chile flakes and dried oregano to chew on while perusing the menu. Feel free to ask about all those pesky Italian words. Delfina s Neapolitan 10-inch pizza crusts have swirly ridges on the bottom, like the Indian flatbread, naan, and puffy edges. The crusts aren t too thick or too thin. As for toppings, the classic margherita ($13) sings with a simple tomato sauce. For me, it could use a few more leaves of basil. Know that you need to eat it right away, or the slabs of mozzarella gum up. Same with the 4 formaggi ($14.50). Eight regular pizzas range from the Napoletana ($11.75) to the prosciutto pie ($17). There are two daily specials, great choices for vegetarians, and a variety of add-ons from anchovies ($3) to prosciutto ($6). Pizzas are good, but Delfina s uniqueness comes with its creative use of market vegetables and its salads, thoughtfully composed but not fussy. Try the tuna conserva salad ($10), with fat and creamy butter beans, crisp watercress and meaty house-cured tuna. In the same vein, the Monterey Bay calamari and ceci salad ($10) is dominated by garbanzo beans (ceci), but the squid s flat body and squiggly tentacles are tender, served on arugula with amazingly good half-inch cubes of just softened zucchini. Today s market vegetables could be tempura-fried fava or green beans ($7) to demolish immediately with well-balanced aioli. A handful of non-pizza entrees include the beloved chicken alla diavola ($16.75) and meatballs in sugo ($14.75). One day they featured a foot-long curl of narrow fennel sausage, mild but flavorful with sweet-and-sour onions and ol- Pizzeria Delfina, 651 Emerson St., Palo Alto; ; Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

29 Eating Out ive oil, baked in a gratin dish. One oily crostino didn t add value. Attention to detail is evident in other areas. An order of iced tea ($3) gets you a carafe with a disc of lemon, a glass with a lemon slice and fresh Ceylon black tea. Food-friendly wines by the glass start at $8. On a busy evening, pacing was problematic. Green beans came before wine and were followed too closely by salad and pizza. The hot dishes are better hot. The gelato-based dessert menu features six flavors made right here, which means they do run out. We wanted brown butter and mint stracciatella but cleansed our palates with chocolate and vanilla (two scoops, $5). The front room is long and narrow, lined by blond wood tables and a full-length, sky-blue banquette on the window side with cooks and a dining counter on the other side. Exposed beams give the room a more open feel, bright where the previous restaurant in this location, the Empire Tap Room, was dark. Toward the end of the Tap Room s 21-year-run, the patio was its main draw. Culinary archaeologists will remember that the secret garden also was the best thing about Le Meursault, a crepe-focused restaurant. Lesson to Palo Alto: Treasure your restaurant patios. DINNERS EVERYDAY FROM AROUND THE WORLD 50% Off Your First Order Code: PAWEEKLY50 Expires on Sunday at midnight. ShopTalk by Daryl Savage (650) PENINSULA NINTH STARBUCKS OPENS IN PALO ALTO... Starbucks apparently loves Palo Alto. The coffee company is getting ready to open its ninth shop in this city; this time it s in the newly remodeled Edgewood Plaza, on Embarcadero Road near U.S. Highway 101. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the store is scheduled for an early August opening. Construction is currently underway for the 1,300- square-foot store. The announcement of the newest Palo Alto Starbucks follows the recent renovation of the Starbucks store in the Stanford Shopping Center. That one briefly closed so that workers could create a more spacious store that allowed for a larger customer area. Another new tenant, Genius Kids, is also scheduled to move into Edgewood in early September. Genius Kids is an accelerated learning center that focuses on young children. Enrollment is open to kids as young as 18 months. Other previously announced shops that will be moving into Edgewood are Supercuts and the environmentally friendly Blu-White Cleaners. They will join the two current tenants, The Fresh Market and Chase Bank. TEA TIME... Too much coffee talk? What about tea? A Canadian company plans to open David s Tea in early August at 318 University Ave. This downtown Palo Alto location is the former site of The Sports Gallery, which closed in April after a 15-year run. David s Tea has made quite a name for itself in Canada with more than 100 stores in that country and an additional 17 locations in the U.S. Its popularity may be due, at least in part, to the unusual and large selection of tea it offers. In addition to the more traditional black, green and herbal varieties, flavors such as caramel corn, red velvet cake, and root-beer float grace the tea menu. The shop also carries a vast collection of tea accessories. David s Tea is known for its trendy, contemporary-styled stores, displaying nearly 100 canisters filled with teas neatly along the walls of its stores. BOUTIQUE NEWS... Gone from the Stanford Shopping Center is Juicy Couture. It closed last month as part of the company s announcement that it is closing all of its Juicy stores throughout the country. That vacancy made way for Kate Spade to relocate its boutique at the former Juicy site. It s a larger space for the shop, which is scheduled to open by the end of summer. Meanwhile, Kate Spade remains open at its current location in the shopping center. Town & Country Village continues to add new tenants. Jarbo hung out its shingle in late May. The Seattle-based women s clothing and accessory boutique describes itself on its website as edgy, modern and wearable... with European style sensibility. Jarbo manager Rachel Martinez said that word is getting out about the shop. People have been very gracious. They re telling their friends about us, she said, adding that Jarbo is also getting involved with the community. We will be partnering with Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto for a charity fashion show in July, she said. Heard a rumor about your favorite store or business moving out, or in, down the block or across town? Daryl Savage will check it out. Discover the best places to eat this week! AMERICAN Armadillo Willy s N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos ITALIAN Cucina Venti Pear Ave, Mountain View INDIAN Janta Indian Restaurant Lytton Ave. powered by: Join today: CHINESE New Tung Kee Noodle House Showers Drive, Mountain View Read and post reviews, explore restaurant menus, get hours and directions and more at ShopPaloAlto, ShopMenloPark and ShopMountainView Support Palo Alto Weekly s print and online coverage of our community. Page 29

30 Friday July 4th, 2014 Noon to 5pm Mit tchell Park 600 E. Meadow Drive e, Pal alo Alto Chilii tasting starts ts at 1:30p pm LA GENTE A Multilingual Blend Reggae, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Salsa, Rock and World Music New this Year: Announcing the Stanford Federal Credit Union s Icecream Taste off! Taste ice cream from the Tin Pot Creamery, CREAM, Green Girl Bakeshop & Scoops. Spice up this Independence Day! Chili teams compete for over $3000 in cash and prizes. Food Booths, Beer & Margaritas, Chili and Ice Cream Tasting, Live Music. Kids Area includes Art Projects with the Palo Alto Art Center, Face Painting, Snip-its Hair Braiding, Spiking, Coloring, and More! Thanks to our Event Sponsors For more infor rma tion vi isit ww ww.cityofpaloa g/c chilicookoic offf or con ntact Ali Williams at ali.w; Parking is limited, please carpool. Free shuttle available from Cubberly Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd. Page 30

31 Home & Real Estate Home Front LESS-TOXIC PEST CONTROL... UCCE Master Gardeners are offering a free workshop on Less-Toxic Pest Control from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden next to Eleanor Pardee Park (garden entrance on Center Drive near Martin Avenue). The workshop is followed by a plant clinic from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. where master gardeners will be on hand to diagnose garden problems. Participants are asked to bring fresh samples of plants with problems (a small branch, rather than a leaf); photos can also help with the diagnosis. Information: Master Gardeners at , between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or Reality check: bidding wars and all-cash buyers OPEN HOME GUIDE 38 Also online at HANDS-ON COOKING... Classes at Sur La Table, #57 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include 10 Skills Every Cook Should Know (Samantha Miotke, Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m., $69); Secrets of Perfect Macarons (Samantha Miotke, Saturday, July 5, 1:30 p.m., $69); and Date Night: Great Summer Cooking (Nicole Henri, Saturday, July 5, 6:30 p.m., $79). Information: or DESIGN A CUTTING GARDEN... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on Cutting Garden Design from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 30, at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. The class will deal with materials, evaluating plants and growing tips. Class includes a visit to the Filoli cutting garden. Cost is $45 for nonmembers, $37 for members. Information: or ORCHARD WALKS... Filoli, at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, is offering a series of daytime and evening Orchard Walks this summer, including from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, July 12 and 19. Led by orchard docents, the walks focus on the fruits grown at Filoli (with tasting right off the tree when available). Cost is free for members, $20 for adult nonmembers, $10 for children; the walks are open to children 7 and older. Information: or FREE FABRIC... The next FabMo free fabric distribution events are Thursday, July 17, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds ( with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or Deadline is one week before publication. by Hadar Guibara I f you ve been in or around the homes market in Palo Alto during the past couple years, you ve probably heard about the intense bidding wars brought on by too many buyers and too few homes up for sale. What you may not know is that a large percentage of sales are closing with all-cash buyers, many of whom have considerably more liquidity than they need to land the home they re interested in. For these and other related reasons, the first question on the minds of home buyers looking at Palo Alto properties shouldn t be What s the list price? but rather What s the home worth to me? This question is important, especially if you plan to go into a deal carrying a loan and all its complexities. Home sellers like cash offers, and they especially like offers cash or otherwise for more than the price they listed their home for. In asking yourself how much a given home is worth to you, your answer will give an indication of whether or not you have a chance at it. T hree local Realtor teams and 12 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2013, in rankings announced by Real Trends in ads that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on June 27. DeLeon Realty of Palo Alto and Mary and Realtors, Menlo Park, ranked No. In a bidding war, know the lay of the land All other conditions of an offer being equal, many homeowners will sell to the highest bidder. Others frequently go with the best cash offer, because it makes the process so much more simple and less risky for them. There is a growing number of buyers looking at Palo Alto homes who are prepared to pay cash, as evidenced by the following figures. In the first five months of 2013, of the 145 properties sold here, 38 percent were sold for cash. Through the end of May this year, 133 properties were sold with 42 percent of buyers paying cash. These figures indicate a trend, but whether or not you re able to pay cash, here is a very good piece of advice: 5 and No. 6, respectively. Last year Ken DeLeon s team ranked No. 1, with sales of $275 million. This year s volume reached $332 million, earning his team the No. 5 spot. The No. 1 spot was taken by The REAL ESTATE MATTERS Make your first offer your very best offer! People choose to buy a home in Palo Alto for many reasons other than just the home itself: friendly neighborhoods perfect for families, quiet streets, top-rated schools, the best shopping and entertainment venues all within an easy drive, walk or bike ride. And don t forget overall lifestyle and pride of ownership. So when determining what you ll offer for a home, consider that homes in this market are selling for considerably more than their list price. In the first quarter of 2014, Palo Alto properties sold for an average of 10.1 percent above what they were put on the market for. That s up from 7.5 percent for the same time period in 2013 and 2.9 percent in first quarter Understanding this Local Realtors outselling most in country Two teams rank in top 10, a dozen make top 250 list trend, making your first offer the very best one you can isn t only logical, it s mandatory. What sellers want and how to give it to them Many factors come into play in buying a home in Palo Alto today. Starting with a strong, solid offer is a powerful first step in showing the seller that you re in the game to win. Other things that can influence sellers include: as possible in the offer plan to secure financing) information about the buyer who knows the neighborhood and has been successful in placing his or her clients in similar type of homes tegrity and seem to be good fits for the home and property. All combined, these strategies for buying a home in this tight seller s market can get you into the home of your dreams quicker than you imagined. Hadar Guibara is a Realtor with Sereno Group of Los Altos. She can be reached at with sales of $552 million. Top local teams included: No. 5: The DeLeon Team, De- Leon Realty Inc., Palo Alto, $332 million; son, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $324 million; No. 158: Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $95 million. Top individuals included: No. 48: David Troyer, Intero $133 million; No. 76: Judy Citron, Alain Pinel 33) READ MORE ONLINE For more Home and Real Estate news, visit real_estate. Page 31

32 Friday 1:30 p.m. The Art of Mastering Balance in Yoga Source of Los Gatos PALO ALTO Brian Chancellor Judy Jarvis Ellis Davena Gentry Owen Halliday Leannah Hunt Lall Jain Bob Kamangar Kristine Kim-Suh R. Brendan Leary Lori Lowe Kathleen Pasin CHRISTINE PERRY Laurel Robinson Chris Trapani Alex H. Wang Leslie Woods James Yang Edmund Yue Matt Zampella photo by REDEFINING REAL ESTATE SINCE Page 32

33 Home & Real Estate Local Realtors Realtors, Menlo Park, $104 million; No. 79: Kathy Bridgman, Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Altos, $102 million; No. 80: Tom Lemieux, Pacific Union Real Estate, Menlo Park, $101 million; No. 84: Judy Bogard-Tanigami, Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Altos, $99 million; No. 117: Lan Liu Bowling, Keller William Realty, Palo Alto, $86 million; No. 130: Terri Kerwin, Kerwin & Associates, Menlo Park, $81 million; No. 136: Tim Kerns, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo HOME SALES Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the County Recorder s Office. Information is recorded from deeds after the close of escrow and published within four to eight weeks. East Palo Alto 1982 W. Bayshore Road #310 Toeppen Trust to L. Hall for $415,000 on 5/30/ Beech St. Bayshore Christian Ministries to S. & A. Joh for $490,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 7/01, $400, Garden St. J. Camacho to Y. Huang for $445,000 on 5/30/ Menalto Ave. Gonzalez Trust to A. & L. Alcazar for $550,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 3/12, $220, Verbena Drive V. Earnest to Q. Li for $422,000 on 5/28/ Wisteria Drive C. & M. Calvillo to Y. Zheng for $344,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 11/02, $410,000 Los Altos 687 Camellia Way Boyd Trust to Delprete Trust for $2,350,000 on 6/12/14; previous sale 5/07, $1,710, Crestridge Drive R. & C. Gerughty to K. Barr for $2,800,000 on 6/16/14; previous sale 11/98, $1,288, Crestview Drive Sorensen Trust to Baugh Trust for $1,675,000 on 6/13/ Dixon Way D. & J. Tarlton to Sullivan Trust for $2,814,000 on 6/16/ Frontero Ave. Y. & A. Yoshikawa to S. Ma for $2,600,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 7/08, $2,100, Joel Way Thomason Trust to Lillie Trust for $1,650,000 on 6/13/14 28 Los Altos Ave. M. & S. Wadhva to K. Mehandru for $2,845,000 on 6/11/14; previous sale 2/05, $1,205, Quinnhill Road Binkley Trust to J. & H. Burke for $2,700,000 on 6/11/ University Ave. J. & M. Tan to Y. Hitz for $8,880,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 2/04, $2,750, Via Huerta K. & M. Hirano to S. Ramaswamy for $1,795,000 on 6/11/14; previous sale 9/96, $599,000 Los Altos Hills Camino Hermoso Drive Smith Trust to Amiri Trust for $2,630,000 on 6/11/ Los Trancos Road H. Lee to Bower Trust for $625,000 on 6/12/14; previous sale 4/11, $5,000, Sherlock Court M. & Park, $80 million; No. 167: Hanna Shacham, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, $72 million; No. 177: Billy McNair, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, $69 million; No. 178: Alex Wang, Sereno Group, Palo Alto, $69 million; No. 193: Liz Daschbach, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, $66 million. The full rankings of the top-selling 250 and even up to 1000 can be found at Carol Blitzer A. Boerries to J. Bonwick for $6,000,000 on 6/13/14 Menlo Park 518 8th Ave. L. Pereda to R. & J. Robles for $1,075,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 1/05, $711, College Ave. Kong Trust to S. Aasi for $3,650,000 on 5/29/14 Mountain View 114 Alley Way Hogan Trust to D. & I. Torokhov for $980,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 2/11, $625, Avellino Way Tri Pointe Homes to J. Lopez for $1,140,500 on 6/11/ Avellino Way Tri Pointe Homes to A. & R. Qizilbash for $1,315,500 on 6/10/ Avellino Way Tri Pointe Homes to L. & R. Juang for $1,390,000 on 6/13/ Borello Way Gramenz Trust to M. Hill for $1,485,000 on 6/10/ Cambridge Drive S. Wang to D. Pletcher for $900,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 3/09, $625, Eaton Lane #191 Bhatia Trust to S. Hahn for $900,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 4/98, $318, Eunice Ave. Edge Trust to D. & A. McLoughlin for $1,825,000 on 6/13/ Heather Court Jack Myers Construction to N. Cheung for $1,150,000 on 6/11/ W. Middlefield Road #144 Hill Trust to W. Fong for $415,000 on 6/11/ W. Middlefield Road #912 S. Colombo to Y. Zhao for $590,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 11/98, $237, O keefe Way J. & D. Perona to M. Buren for $981,000 on 6/13/ Ortega Ave. #322 E. Chan to K. Yoo for $600,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 5/02, $345, Vassar Ave. G. Lian to J. Shih for $960,500 on 6/11/14; previous sale 10/13, $640, Wyandotte St. #D D. Stringer to P. Chuang for $858,000 on 6/12/14 Palo Alto 3149 Alexis Drive E. Munro to Levin Trust for $3,500,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 4/99, $1,300, Alma St. #705 N. Navai to Grand Harmony Investment for $1,320,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 5/89, $335, Bryant St. Kramer Trust to N. Pisco for $2,220,000 on 6/12/ N. California Ave. I. Agam to C. Zhang for $4,988,000 on 6/11/14; previous sale 9/03, $950, Carlson Circle J. Angwin Garden Tips Time to sit back and anticipate the harvest by Jack McKinnon A s I sit at my desk here in my garden cottage the tomatoes are ripening on the trellis outside. I am planning the fall borders. It s July and the summer is in full glory. Water in the bird bath is important now. The creek a mile away is a long flight especially for the finches and chickadees. It s a pleasure to hear them come through the forest chirping as they go. I put out seed every morning on the plate I glued to a piece of pipe. Pigeons come too, usually right away, but when the small birds come, the whole garden seems to perk up. I can hardly wait for my Daphne to bloom. It is a rescue plant and completely died back soon after I brought it home. Now with fertilizer and regular water it will have a good show, and the fragrance may very well inspire a poem. With the floor swept and the bookshelves dusted I can go out and harvest the salad greens for tonight s dinner. Possibly even with some fresh ripe berries. Here are the tips: 1. Do the hardest thing first. If you make a list of chores and projects for your garden, choose the most difficult to do. When that one is done, every other one will be easier. 2. Spend time with a good book and iced tea. Decide what will make this time special. Choose a book that is worthy of special contemplative garden time. Make iced tea with mint, citrus and possibly a rose petal. 3. Start thinking about harvest time. If it looks like you will have enough squash, cut some blossoms now and make an omelet. Sometimes thinning back now will make fruit bigger as the season progresses. Cull apples, East Palo Alto Total sales reported: 6 Lowest sales price: $344,000 Highest sales price: $550,000 Los Altos Total sales reported: 10 Lowest sales price: $1,650,000 Highest sales price: $8,880,000 Los Altos Hills Total sales reported: 3 Lowest sales price: $625,000 Highest sales price: $6,000,000 to M. Desai for $2,430,000 on 6/13/ El Camino Real #302 J. Liang to J. Miller for $642,500 on 6/11/14; previous sale 12/11, $432, Greer Road T. & A. Tateno to T. Tam for $2,500,000 on 6/13/14; previous sale 11/95, $495, Greer Road M. Chang to S. Wang for $2,225,000 on 6/13/14; previous sale 3/10, $950, Hanover St. C. & D. Demonteverde to Nektosha Limited for $2,930,000 on 6/11/14; previous sale 5/90, $587, Laguna Way J. MacRae to F. Chen for $3,750,000 on 6/12/14; previous sale 5/02, $925, Marshall Drive Hensolt Trust to R. & K. Nail for $2,800,000 on 6/12/ San Antonio Road #9d J. Kim to W. Shen for $1,545,000 on 6/10/14; previous sale 7/10, $850,000 Portola Valley 188 Georgia Lane W. & A. Gurley to Screven Trust for $6,750,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 10/04, $5,250,000 Menlo Park Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $1,075,000 Highest sales price: $3,650,000 Mountain View Total sales reported: 15 Lowest sales price: $415,000 Highest sales price: $1,825,000 Palo Alto Total sales reported: 12 Lowest sales price: $642,500 Highest sales price: $4,988, Ramona Road A. Kostrikin to I. & M. Harrysson for $1,070,000 on 5/28/14 Redwood City 2651 Briarfield Ave. C. Doyle to M. & H. Doyle for $1,200,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 8/97, $353, Cordilleras Road Harker & Knollmiller Trust to T. & L. Mitchell for $1,885,000 on 5/29/14; previous sale 9/06, $1,375, Edgewood Road S. & T. Streets to J. Mulcahy for $1,270,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 9/02, $800, Hudson St. #106 C. & F. Perez to B. Chambers for $270,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 8/06, $325, Oakside Ave. Lurline Assets Group to L. Keith for $925,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 4/13, $680,000 3 Oceanside Way S. & C. Mc- Collam to R. Kim for $1,700,000 on 5/29/14; previous sale 4/00, $1,075, Roosevelt Ave. H. & S. Abboud to P. & R. Bergeron for $799,000 on 5/30/14; previous sale 10/05, $530, W. Selby Lane Lindgren SALES AT A GLANCE pears and plums if there are still any on the trees. 4. Mulch to save water and keep the weeds down. Of course, do this after weeding. 5. Prune dead, dying and diseased branches throughout the summer. This saves quite a bit of work in winter and is easier to see when there are leaves on the branches. 6. Correspond internationally about your garden. Find a pen pal by joining a garden club or plant society. Ask friends if they know people who would like to write about their gardens. This makes for interesting and memorable documenting what is going on in your garden as well as your friends. 7. Photograph and journal what is new and different in your garden. If there is an interesting variety you want to remember make note of it and print out a photo. I found a variegated Nasturtium a couple of years ago that has yellow blossoms. It makes me so happy to show it off, even by Keep an eye out for squirrels, gophers and fruitstealing birds. There are a lot of crows these days, and I saw a squirrel crossing the street yesterday with a pumpkin blossom almost as big as it was in its mouth. 9. Cut the whips off of your Wisteria. If you don t like the seed pods popping in the night cut them all off as well. 10. Pick berries for the table, jam and the freezer. It makes a nice outing with the family to go to a U-Pick farm on the coastside and come back with a few pounds of ripe Olallieberries and lots of stained fingers. Of course you have to taste them a bit too. Be sure to put a little extra change in the sin can when you weigh your pickings. Good Gardening. Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at , by at Visit his website at Trust to M. Modjtehedi for $1,435,000 on 5/30/14 15 Spinnaker Place Seid Trust to S. Ringham for $1,062,500 on 5/29/ Topaz St. Stoddard Trust to A. & M. Prunicki for $935,000 on 5/30/14 Woodside 295 Grandview Drive Rosenthal Trust to L. Wray for $1,912,500 on 5/30/14; previous sale 12/04, $1,695, Hobart Heights Road N. Chambers to D. Buchanan for $1,695,000 on 5/30/14 BUILDING PERMITS Palo Alto 183 Creekside Drive kitchen and bath remodel: rewire all electrical in bath and kitchen, repair drywall, $10, E. Bayshore Road structural repair to beams at office space, $10, Forest Ave. dryrot repair for existing second-floor deck: replace posts, deck and guards, $24, Dartmouth St. re-roof, $8,500 Portola Valley Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: $1,070,000 Highest sales price: $6,750,000 Redwood City Total sales reported: 10 Lowest sales price: $270,000 Highest sales price: $1,885,000 Woodside Total sales reported: 2 Lowest sales price: : $1,695,000 Highest sales price: $1,912, Driscoll Ct. re-roof, $13, Ortega Court remodel master bathroom, $16, Higgins Place re-roof, $6, Louis Road remodel kitchen and bathroom, $69, Orme St. re-roof, $8, Kenneth Drive re-roof with foam, $12, Park Blvd. re-roof, $7, Alma St. re-roof, $8, Lowell Ave. install residential electric-vehicle charging equipment, $n/a 3941 Alma St. re-roof, $8, Chestnut Ave. re-roof, $6, Dartmouth St. re-roof rear structure,$8, Page Mill Road tenant improvements, $10, Skyline Blvd. install solar panels on roof, electric-vehicle charging equipment in garage, $n/a 3943 Alma St. re-roof, $9, Alma St. carport re-roof, $3, Waverley St. remodel bathroom, $6, Charleston Road copper repipe within the house, $n/a 960 California Ave. install residential electric charger located, $n/a Page 33

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40 GENESEE VALLEY RANCH QUINCY, CALIFORNIA The historic Clover Valley Ranch is located in a private valley and offers exciting opportunities for recreation and ranching. Surrounded by mountains, this 3,000+ acre ranch has two seasonal trout creeks, expansive meadows, abundant wildlife, pine forests and protection that will ensure your friends and family will enjoy it for generations. Multiple home sites with sweeping views provide fl exibility for a partnership and/or guest quarters. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fi shing, bird watching and hunting in complete privacy, all within easy reach of the Bay Area, Tahoe, and Reno International Airport. Proximity to fi ve world-class golf courses, Davis Lake, and the small towns of Portola and Graeagle plus income potential from livestock and agriculture are just a few more reasons to own this amazing ranch. Offered at $3,950,000 Genesee Valley Ranch s 1,131+/- acres are nestled deeply in Northern California s Sierra Nevada Mountains in the midst of the Plumas National Forest. A 9,000 square foot handcrafted log home is the centerpiece of this unique property. With six bedrooms, eight baths, and six wood-burning fi replaces, this home is ready for entertaining friends and extended family. The thirty two foot ceilings exemplify the timeless nature of rustic elegance in architecture. Multiple guest homes overfl owing with charm allow plenty of elbow room for everybody. Homesteaded in 1878, this ranch has historical signifi cance and legendary appeal. Endless activities are available on site including fl y-fi shing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and more. Offered at $8,950,000 CLOVER VALLEY RANCH RARE SIERRA RANCH NEAR TAHOE For more information on this and our other offerings, please visit: Contact: Terry Hundemer Ham Bryan Public Notices 995 Fictitious Name Statement ECAR GARAGE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Ecar Garage, located at 445 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): MATITYAHU PERFORMANCE MOTORS LLC 445 Lambert Ave. Palo Alto, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 5, (PAW June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2014) STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No The following person(s)/ entity (ies) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business statement that was filed at the County Clerk- Recorder s Office. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S): 1.) idesign ) Interior Design Lakeside Dr., Apt. #2089 Sunnyvale, CA FILED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY ON: 10/09/2012 UNDER FILE NO REGISTRANT S NAME(S): PRITI TAMHANE 1267 Lakeside Dr., Apt. # 2089 Sunnyvale, CA THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: An Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 10, (PAW June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2014) GREATDAY RECORDS GREATDAY MEDIA GREATDAY PUBLISHING GREATDAY TUNES GREATDAY MUSIC GREATDAY SONGS GREATDAY HITS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) GreatDay Records, 2.) GreatDay Media, 3.) GreatDay Publishing, 4.) GreatDay Tunes, 5.) GreatDay Music, 6.) GreatDay Songs, 7.) GreatDay Hits, located at 555 Bryant St. #873, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): GREATDAY RECORDS LLC 555 Bryant St. #873 Palo Alto, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 5, (PAW June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2014) MY EVENT DESIGNER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: My Event Designer, located at 417 Poppy Place, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): VR VENTURES, INC Meridian Blvd., Suite H Minden, NV Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 07/13/2007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on May 23, (PAW June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2014) SWAGELOK NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Swagelok Northern California, located at 3393 West Warren Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538, Alameda County. The principal place of business is in Alameda County and a current fictitious business name statement is on file at the County Clerk-Recorder s Office of said county. This business is owned by: A Corporation. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): SUNNYVALE FLUID SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC West Warren Avenue Fremont, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 03/01/2010. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 17, (PAW June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2014) MASSAGE FOR EVERYBODY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Massage for Everybody, located at 585 Ortega Ave., Mt. View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): TERI STRYKER 585 Ortega Mt. View, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 20, (PAW June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 2014) PALO ALTO SOO BAHK DO PALO ALTO KARATE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: 1.) Palo Alto Soo Bahk Do, 2.) Palo Alto Karate, located at 1107 Trinity Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): SOFUS A. MACSKASSY 1107 Trinity Lane Palo Alto, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 24, (PAW July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014) Translantix FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Translantix, located at 762 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): LUCINDA PIEPER 762 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 24, (PAW July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014) AIMEE S CAKES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Aimee s Cakes, located at 946 Colonial Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: An Individual. The name and residence address of the owner(s)/registrant(s) is(are): AIMEE LYSAGHT 946 Colonial Lane Palo Alto, CA Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of Santa Clara County on June 16, (PAW July 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014) 997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF TRUSTEE S SALE Trustee Sale No Loan No Title Order No APN TRA No. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/30/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 07/15/2014 at 10:00 AM, MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on 11/14/2002 as Document No of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Santa Clara County, California, executed by: SANDY MCTAVISH BUILDING, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At the gated North Market Street entrance to the Superior Courthouse at 190 N. Market Street, San Jose, CA., all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Lot 13 and 14, as shown on that certain Map entitled Tract No Mountain View Industrial Park, which Map was filed for record in the office of the Recorder of the County of Santa Clara, State of California on July 20, 1961, in Book 135 of Maps page(s) 32 and 33. The property heretofore described is being sold as is. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1269, 1271, 1273, 1277, 1279, 1287 AND 1291 TERRA BELLA AVE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,538, (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call or visit this Internet Web site using the file number assigned to this case Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: June 11, 2014 MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. 81 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100 Folsom, CA (916) Sale Information Line: (916) or com Marsha Townsend, Chief Financial Officer MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP To: PALO ALTO WEEKLY PUB: 06/20/2014, 06/27/2014, 07/04/2014 Page 40

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44 Sports Shorts NEW COACH... The Gunn High girls basketball program has a new varsity head coach, Cass Taylor, who formerly coached the JV girls at St. Francis. Taylor, who brings a wealth of experience to the game, last played at St. Francis High under coach Bill Delaney in I have been coaching for 20 years, Taylor said. I have been coaching at St. Francis for seven years and before that I was over at Lincoln High in San Jose. I coached all through NJB for over eight years and I was president of the Palo Alto chapter for two years. I actually coached a lot of girls that went to Gunn, so I am very familiar with the program and the history. While Gunn Athletic Director Jill Naylor has filled the position vacated by Melanie Murphy, who left to take the girls basketball job at Sacred Heart Prep, new Palo Alto AD Jason Fung needs to find a new girls volleyball coach and a new baseball coach. Dave Winn, who guided the Vikings to back-to-back CIF state titles in 2010 and 11, left to become the new head girls volleyball coach at Mountain View. Erick Raich, who guided the Paly baseball program to its first-ever Central Coast Section title in 2011, left to become the head coach at De Anza College. NBA BOUND... Stanford grad Josh Huestis heard from the Oklahoma City Thunder and then he heard from Thunder star Kevin Durant. Huestis was drafted in the first round by the Thunder, and was joined by former teammate Dwight Powell, who went in the second round to the Charlotte Hornets in last week s NBA Draft. It s the first time two Stanford players have been chosen in a draft since twins Brook Lopez (No. 10, New Jersey Nets) and Robin Lopez (No. 15, Phoenix Suns) were selected in Huestis, who was the 29th overall pick, is the first Cardinal player selected in the NBA Draft since Landry Fields was taken 39th overall in the second round by the New York Knicks four years ago. Powell, meanwhile, is in limbo for the time being. The Hornets are in discussions to trade the rights to Powell and will not be able to consummate any potential trade until after the moratorium period ends July 10. Stanford players have been picked 11 times since 2000, fourth-best behind UCLA (20), Arizona (17) and Washington (10) among Pac-12 schools. A three-time Pac-12 Defensive Team selection, Huestis established a school record with 190 career blocks, an accomplishment for a player who stands 6-7. Huestis appeared in 135 games, second-best in school history, while his 834 career rebounds are eighth on the all-time Cardinal list. Powell became the sixth player in school history to be chosen in the second round, joining Fields, Jarron Collins (2001, Utah Jazz), Tim Young (1999, Golden State Warriors), Kimberly Belton (1980, Phoenix Suns) and Arthur Harris (1968, Seattle Supersonics). READ MORE ONLINE For expanded daily coverage of college and prep sports, visit Sports Local sports news and schedules, edited by Keith Peters Former Stanford All-American Kori Carter ran to her first national title in the women s 400 hurdles on Sunday at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. Her time of ranks No. 2 in the world this season. TRACK & FIELD Carter makes up for lost time Former Stanford All-American wins U.S. title in 400 hurdles after missing out in 13 by Rick Eymer K ori Carter did not get a chance to compete for a national title last year, despite having the fastest time in the world. She made up for it this past weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Sacramento State. Racing against her favorite rival in Arizona grad Georganne Moline, Carter went 53.84, the fastest time run by an American this year and No. 2 in the world. She edged Moline by.16 seconds. Moline, who went 54.00, held the fastest time in the country entering Sunday s final and would have lowered her mark had it not been for Carter. I got a little shady over hurdles five, six and seven but with eight to go I just decided to go for it and got into Kori-Monster mode, Carter said. I gave it everything I had, and luckily today it was good enough. It was awesome. I feel so humble, so excited. My family is here so it was awesome; it was amazing. Some of the football guys from Stanford are here... I have a great support Stanford grad Chris Derrick (center) took second in the 10K, ahead of ex-cardinal runners Jacob Riley (left) and Brendan Gregg. It takes two to capture Palo Alto Babe Ruth city title by Andrew Preimesberger T he Oaks defended their No. 1 seed in the Palo Alto Babe Ruth League Championship tournament, but it wasn t easy as it took a pair of games to decide the title on Monday night at Baylands Athletic Center. After winning their first two games, The Oaks needed only to win the opening game Monday. Ada s Cafe, however, had other ideas and forced a challenge game with a 15-6 victory. Ada s Cafe, however, wasn t able to duplicate that feat in the second game of the doubleheader and The Oaks prevailed, 8-3, to claim the city title. I didn t say anything after that first game, said The Oaks head coach Rick Farr. They just came out in the second game and took care of business on their own. The Oaks had only 10 players (including four 13-year-olds) for both games, but they had new guys step up and make contributions. We were missing a few key players, said Farr. It gave these other guys a chance to step up and they did it. It definitely made it more challenging. Daniel Rabello lined a single to left field, scoring Lucas Hu from second base, to give The Oaks a 3-0 lead after the first inning. In the third inning, Jeremy Akioka came through for Ada s Café and knocked in Ryan Chang with a single to tie the game at 3. Page 44

45 Stanford senior Aisling Cuffe clocked 15:13.15 while finishing fourth in the women s 5,000 meters at the USATF Outdoor Championships last week in Sacramento. Track and field group. Carter, a nine-time All-American with the Cardinal, was unable to compete in the semifinals of last year s USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa because of an intestinal virus. Carter won the NCAA title in the 400 hurdles last year with a 53.21, the fastest time in the world. She also finished second in the 100 hurdles. She then signed with Nike agent Wes Felix at last year s USATF Outdoor Championships, giving up her final year at Stanford before she was sidelined by illness. Carter left the program with 11 school records and three Pac-12 titles to go with her All-American status. She turned 22 earlier this month. Carter reached the finals by running in the semifinals. She was second in her heat. In the first round, she clocked for the third-fastest time overall. She now trails only Jamaica s Kalise Spencer in the world rankings. Spencer ran in Kingston (Jamaica) just two days before Carter won her title. Elsewhere on the final day Sunday, Stanford sophomore Valarie Allman placed 12th in the discus throw with a best of 170-1, more than 17 feet off her personal best of that set a Stanford freshman record this season. Allman recorded two throws of and fouled in each of her other attempts. She finished second in each the Pac-12 championships and NCAA West Prelims and was 21st at the NCAA championships. Allman was the national high school leader in the discus with a best of at the Texas Relays in 2013, where she set the meet record by 34 feet. On Saturday, Stanford grad Garrett Heath, also a nine-time All-American with the Cardinal, finished ninth in the men s 1,500 race in 3: Leo Manzano won the race in 3: Heath was the national runnerup in the 1,500 in 2009, a year after reaching the semifinals of the 2008 Olympic trials. He was also a member of the NCAA champion distance medley relay in On Friday, Cardinal senior Aisling Cuffe ran 15:13.15 to finish fourth in the women s 5,000 meters. Molly Huddle won the race in 15: Stanford grad Jessica Tonn was ninth in 15: In the men s 5,000, Stanford grad Brendan Gregg was 13th in 13:56.18, while recent grad Erik Olson did not finish the race. On the first full day of the meet, Stanford grad Chris Derrick finished second in the 10,000 meters in 28:18.18 and Heath qualified in the 1,500 meters by finishing 13th overall. I wanted to try to run hard at the front; that s something I need to practice, Derrick said. I think I did okay. I kind of took stock of the situation with about six to go. I figured he (winner Galen Rupp) might sit on that and kick. I got heavy and for about 30 meters I tried to hold him off as he was preparing to pass and it was over pretty quick. I tried to get my legs moving, they were just a little dead. Stanford grads Brendan Gregg finished seventh and Jacob Riley was ninth in the 10,000 meters. Two current Stanford athletes, each a 2014 NCAA outdoor finalist, competed on Thursday: junior Luke Lefebure in the men s 800 and senior Michael Atchoo in the men s 1,500. Lefebure ran 1:48.37, his second-fastest ever, to finish sixth in his heat and 15th overall, 0.35 from the final qualifying spot on time. Atchoo ran 3:48.47 to finish 12th in his heat and 24th overall. In the finals of the muli-events at the U.S. Junior Championships, also held at Hornet Stadium, Stanford-bound Harrison Williams won the decathlon title by scoring the second-highest total in U.S. juniors history. Williams, who signed a national letter of intent with Stanford in February, scored 7,734 points and qualified for the IAAF World Junior Championships on July in Eugene, Ore., by finishing among the top two. It s very motivating going into world junior, Williams said. Last year was a little bit of a disappointment. I only got third at youth trials and that gave me a lot of motivation to come back and get a spot on the team. The score for the Memphis, Tenn., native was second only to the 7,748 by Gunnar Nixon of Santa Fe High (Edmond, Okla.) in 2011 on the U.S. list for those 19 and under. My highlights were definitely the long jump, where I PR ed by a foot, and the 400, where I PRed by more than a second, Williams said. The heptathlon and decathlon were the only junior championship events being contested in conjunction with the senior meet. Williams, a recent graduate of Memphis University School, shattered his previous best of 7,181 set in the USA Junior Olympic championships last year. He beat runner-up Gabriel Moore, who is headed to Arkansas, by 140 points. Williams won only one event, his specialty, the pole vault (16-0 3/4). However, he was second in the long jump, high jump, and 400. Next up on the track and field schedule will be the 2014 USATF Maddy Price will run in Canada this weekend. Junior Outdoor Championships at historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. The meet runs Saturday and Sunday with the top finishers advancing to the IAAF World Junior Championships at the same site in two weeks. At the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind., incoming Stanford freshman Lena Giger of Highland, Ill., set a national youth record in the women s hammer with a throw of She defeated her closest opponent by an almost unimaginable mark of 30 feet. At the annual Golden West Invitational, held Saturday at Sacramento State following the USATF meet that day, Menlo School senior Paul Touma finished second in the boys triple jump at /2. Griffin Kraemer of Sacred Heart Prep was ninth at /4. Ross Corey from Priory was fifth in the boys 800 in 1:58.23, Pinewood s Nicole Colonna was seventh in the girls mile in 5:26.05, Jonathan Alee of Palo Alto was ninth in the boys 200 in and Colton Colonna of Pinewood was ninth in the boys freshman mile in 4: This weekend, recent Menlo School grad Maddy Price will compete at the Canadian Junior Championships in Sainte-Therese, Quebec. She needs to finish among the top two in the 200 and 400 meters to qualify for the IAAF World Junior Championships in Oregon. Price ranks No. 2 in both events for Canadian junior women. Her bests of and trail only University of Oregon freshman Christian Brennan s and this season. Brennan was the silver medalist for Canada at the 2011 World Youth Championships in both the 200 and 400 meters, setting the Canadian youth record in the 400 (52.12). Her Canadian junior record in the 200 meters (23.43) came at the 2011 Canadian Youth Championship, where she won both the 200 and 400 meters. Price, meanwhile, holds a solid margin over her closest competitors, Leya Buchanan in the 200 (24.01) and Kendra Clark in the 400 (53.92). In addition to her individual events, Price will have a chance to make the 1,600 relay team. Finals for the 400 will be Saturday with the 200 finals on Sunday. Incoming Stanford freshman Harrison Williams won the Junior Men s decathlon title and qualified for the IAAF World Junior Championships later this month. Page 45

46 Baseball An RBI single by Ben Cleasby in the bottom of the fourth gave The Oaks a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish. Cleasby and teammate Ethan Stern combined for six hits and two walks in Game 2. The Oaks broke the game open in the fifth inning and made it an 8-3 game when Nicholas McCluskey scored on a wild pitch. Cleasby also came on in relief of Stern in the top of the fifth, preserving the victory by striking out the side in the top of the seventh. The two allowed only a combined two earned runs. Neither one of these guys has pitched that much, said Farr. Ethan did a great job giving us 5 1/3 innings. Ben has only pitched one inning this year and he gave us five outs. You could tell the energy level for us just wasn t there in the first game, said Cleasby. Things weren t exactly going our way so we had to regroup and we got our energy level back up and things just started working. In Game 1, Ada s Cafe pounded out 22 hits and scored five runs in the second to force the nightcap. Bradley Smith and Ryan Chang each had four hits for the winners. The top players on each team now move on to District 6 all-star action. The 13-year-olds from Palo Alto opened Wednesday against Bel-Mateo at McKelvey Park in Mountain View. The winner advanced to Thursday s winners bracket at 6:30 p.m., while the loser plays Friday at 1 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday at 4 p.m., with a challenge game (if necessary) following at 6:30 p.m. Palo Alto s roster includes Andrew Bergeron, Shiva Bucklin, Eric Chang, Eric Epstein, Kelly Garret, Daniel Heimuli, Seattle Hmelar, Joshua Kasevich, Robert Lopez, Joey Olshausen, Daniel Sports The Palo Alto Babe Ruth city championship team The Oaks (front row, L-R) : Zach Weseloh, Ethan Stern, Brett Anchartechahar, Daniel Rabello, Nick Melvin, coach Chris Melvin and (back row, L-R) Nick McCluskey, Kyle Pruhsmeier, Ben Cleasby, manager Rick Farr, Lucas Hu, Seattle Hmelar, coach Dave Guy, and coach Jim Hannan. Rabello, Spencer Rojhan, Christian Wagner, Anthony Waller, Jackson Yandle. The alternates are Reece Lindquist, Michael Panitchpakdi and William Campbell. The Palo Alto 14-year-olds also opened District 6 action Wednesday, facing Mountain View at the Belmont Sports Complex. The winner will play Thursday at 7 p.m., with the loser playing Friday at 10 a.m. The finals will be Saturday at noon, with a challenge game (if necessary) set for 5 p.m. The Palo Alto 15-year-olds will host on Thursday at Baylands, taking on Belmont Red at 5:30 p.m. The winner will face the Mountain View-Belmont Blue winner on Saturday at 5 p.m. A consolation final will be Monday at 7 p.m., with the winner moving on to the championship game on Wednesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. A challenge game, if necessary, will be played at 8 p.m. Semipro The streak is over for the Palo Alto Oaks semipro baseball team, which saw its nine-game win streak end in the second game of a doubleheader with Fontanetti s on Sunday at Sarge Casey field at Baylands Athletic Center. The Oaks took the opening game, 3-1, before Fontanetti s won the second game, 2-1, on a walk-off single by pitcher and player-coach Derek Luque. Emerging staff ace Ricky Navarro started and claimed the victory in Game 1, throwing seven strong innings while yielding only one unearned run on six hits and two walks. Gilbert Guerra finished the final two innings, allowing no runs or hits. The Oaks lineup had a different look this week due to the loss of one player and the acquisition of another. Outfielder Sheldon Daquioag accepted an invitation to pursue his major league dreams by joining a Canadian Collegiate Summer League team, while former Menlo School standout and Stanford sophomore Freddy Avis joined the Oaks. Avis is recovering from a redshirt season after a pitching-related shoulder injury in his freshman year at Stanford, so he will be filling the outfield vacancy left by Daquioag. Avis made a quick impression by tripling in his first at-bat as an Oak. He scored on a double by first baseman Graham Fisher, who then scored on a single by shortstop Sam Wilkins. The Oaks scored an insurance run in the seventh inning, providing Navarro and Guerra all the offense they needed. Game 2 was another low-scoring affair with Oaks veteran Brant Norlander taking the mound for his first start of the year. The Temple alum threw 4 2/3 innings, yielding just one unearned run and one hit while striking out five. The Oaks scored their only run of the game when a bases- loaded walk of catcher Gary Ellis drove in Chase Spivey, who had a 2-for2 game at the plate, in addition to a walk. Fontanetti s took advantage of a walk and an error in the final seventh inning, when Luque singled in the winning run to end the game and claim the pitching win for himself. The Oaks (9-1) will return to action this Sunday at Baylands with another doubleheader scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. start. Join today: Page 46

47 Paly s Jack Cleasby BASEBALL ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION Most Valuable Player: Cameron Ackerman (Los Gatos) Sr. P/OF First Team Johnny Breidenthal (Los Gatos) Sr. pitcher/of; Matt Wilcox (Los Gatos) Jr. SS; Jack Cleasby (Palo Alto) Sr. INF; Chris Smith (Palo Alto) Sr. pitcher; Phil Lewis (Palo Alto) Jr. OF; Chase Eller (Los Altos) Sr. INF; Danny Malave (Mountain View) Sr. SS/DH; Andrew Najeeb-Brush (Wilcox) Sr. pitcher/inf; Lorenzo Martinez (Wilcox) Sr. catcher; Adam Rios (Wilcox) Sr. SS; Drew Strotman (Homestead) Sr. pitcher/of; Bobby Wood (Homestead) So. pitcher/of; Davis Berryhill (Saratoga) Sr. OF; Jacob Marr (Saratoga) Sr. OF; Tyler Plesse (Saratoga) Sr. pitcher; Derek Sun (Saratoga) Sr. catcher Second Team Hunter Bigge (Los Gatos) Sr. pitcher/ utility; Patrick McColl (Los Altos) Jr.; Austin Kron (Palo Alto) Sr. catcher; Bowen Gerould (Palo Alto) Sr. INF; Austin Johnson (Mountain View) Jr. OF; Nico Mayoral (Mountain View) Sr. pitcher; Justin Contreras (Wilcox) Jr. pitcher; Patrick Tolbert (Wilcox) Sr. DH/INF; Bradley Wilson (Wilcox) Jr. OF; Roy Shadmon (Gunn) Sr. 1B; Ravi Levens (Gunn) Jr. SS/pitcher; Nathaniel Wipfler (Homestead) So. INF; Joey Medeiros (Saratoga) Jr. utility ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION Co-Players of the Year: Kyle Barret (Carlmont) Sr.; Jacob Martinez (Terra Nova) Sr. Pitcher of the Year: Matt Seubert (Carlmont) Sr. First Team Erik Amundson (Menlo-Atherton) Sr. pitcher; Jared Milch (Terra Nova) So. pitcher; Chet Silveria (Half Moon Bay) Keith Peters Menlo School senior Mikey Diekroeger Sr. catcher; Will Johnston (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr. OF; Johnathan Englemann (Burlingame) Jr. OF; Brett Berghammer (Half Moon Bay) Sr. OF; Mikey Diekroeger (Menlo School) Sr. INF; Aaron Albaum (Carlmont) Jr. INF; Austin Youngdale (Terra Nova) Jr. INF; Brett Moriarty (Menlo-Atherton) Sr. INF; Danny Cody (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. INF; Steven Sagasty (Terra Nova) Sr. UTL; Macklan Badger (Menlo School) Jr. DH Second Team Wyatt Driscoll (Menlo School) Sr. pitcher; Kevin Maltz (Burlingame) Sr. pitcher; Joey Pledger (Terra Nova) So. catcher; Nick Tompson (Carlmont) Jr. OF; Graham Stratford (Menlo School) Sr. OF; Ryan Aguas (Terra Nova) Sr. OF; Gabe Bauer (Half Moon Bay) Jr. INF; Ray Faulk (Terra Nova) Jr. INF; Ryan Kammuller (Burlingame) Jr. INF; Andrew Daschbach (Sacred Heart Prep) So. UTL; Tyler Armstrong (Terra Nova) Sr. DH Honorable Mention Daniel Kollar-Gasiewski (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Nikolai Tarran (Menlo-Atherton) So.; Charlie Cain (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Robbie Harrigan (Burlingame) Fr.; Griffin Intieri (Burlingame) Jr.; Connor Loucks (Carlmont) So.; Joe Pratt (Carlmont) Jr.; Cole March (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Chris Lee (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Jeff Hendricks (Terra Nova) Sr.; Sam Crowder (Menlo School) Sr.; Carson Gampell (Menlo School) So.; Jared Lucian (Menlo School) So.; Josh McKnight (Half Moon Bay) Sr.; Mike Rupert (Half Moon Bay) Sr. GOLF ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE Co-Player of the Year: Bradley Knox (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Shrish Dwivedi (Harker) First Team Derek Ackerman (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Riley Burgess (Menlo School) Sr.; Rashad Jaymes (Crystal Springs) So.; Bradley Keller (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Dakota McNealy (Harker) So.; Sandip Nirmel (Harker) Fr.; Ethan Wong (Menlo School) Jr. Second Team Rohin Chandra (Menlo School) Fr.; Trevor Hernstadt (Pinewood) Sr.; Jeff Herr (Menlo School) So.; Avi Khemani (Harker) Fr.; Taylor Oliver (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Shane Snow (Sacred Heart Prep) So.; Ryan Vaughan (Harker) Fr. Honorable Mention Douglas Burton (King s Academy) Jr.; Andrew Capin (Pinewood) Jr.; Oliver Cho (Pinewood) Jr.; Ryan Galvin (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; David Madding (Crystal Springs) Sr.; Evan Price (King s Academy) Sr.; Courtney Schulz (Crystal Springs) Jr.; Jordan Stone (Menlo School) Sr.; William Hsieh (Menlo School) So. ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION Golfer of the Year: Jeff Carney (Burlingame) Sr. First Team Jack Tilly (Carlmont) Sr.; Finigan Tilly (Carlmont) So.; Stefan Touhey (Woodside) Sr.; Grant Johnson (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Mason Holman (Carlmont) Sr. SHP s Sean Mayle LACROSSE ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION First Team Frankie Hattler (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. attack; Colin Johnson (Menlo School) Sr. attack; Duncan McGinnis (Menlo- Atherton) Sr. attack; Jordan Gans (Palo Alto) Sr. midfield; Sean Mayle (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. midfield; Nick Schlein (Menlo-Atherton) Sr. midfield; Oliver Bucka (Menlo-Atherton) Sr. defense; Alex Castro (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. defense; Peyton Uphoff (Menlo-Atherton) Jr. defense; Will Tully (Menlo-Atherton) Jr. LSM; Jose Morales (Mountain View) Jr. Face-Off; Quintin Valenti (Palo Alto) So. goalie Coach of the Year: DJ Shelton (Palo Alto) Second Team Austin Miller (Los Gatos) Sr. attack; Matthew Seligson (Palo Alto) So. attack; Dean Trammel (Mountain View) Sr. attack; Jack Marren (Menlo School) Jr. midfield; Tully McCalister (Palo Alto) Sr. midfield; Brian White (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. midfield; Rob Carpenter (Mountain View) Sr. defense; James Harrison (Palo Alto) Sr. defense; Charlie Roth (Menlo School) So. defense; David Peterson (Sacred Heart Prep) Fr. LSM; Charlie Ferguson (Menlo School) Fr. Face-Off; Griffin Waymire (Menlo-Atherton) Sr. goalie Honorable Mention Lucas Flygare (Burlingame) Fr. midfield; Joe Zagorski (Burlingame) Jr. defense; Reid Johnson (Los Gatos) Sr. goalie; Marco Sliva (Los Gatos) Sr. midfield; Holden Kardos (Menlo-Atherton) Jr. attack; Cole Shaffer (Menlo-Atherton) Jr. attack; Bryce Joerger (Mountain View) Sr. midfield; Sam Marks (Mountain View) Sr. defense; Christian Rider (Palo Alto) So. LSM; Josh Stern (Palo Alto) Sr. defense; Noah Kawasaki (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. midfield; Jack Wise (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. goalie SWIMMING ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE Most Outstanding: Chris Hinrichs (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. First Team Aaron Huang (Harker) Jr.; Jeremy Chan (King s Academy) Jr.; Will Conner (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Enoch Min (King s Academy) Fr.; John Reinstra (Menlo School) So.; Harrison Enright (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Nehemi Winn (King s Academy) Fr.; Scott Little (Menlo School) Fr.; Michael Swart (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Finn Banks (Sacred Heart Prep) So.; Michael Auld (Harker) Fr.; Nelson Perla- Ward (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr. Second Team Jackson Enright (Sacred Heart Prep) Keith Peters Fr.; Jack Farnham (Harker) Fr.; Ryan Hammarskjold (Menlo School) Sr.; Johnny Myers (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Weston Avery (Menlo School) Jr.; Chris Xi (Menlo School) So.; Craig Neubieser (Harker) Jr.; Nick Oliver (Sacred Heart Prep) So.; Ben Barrera (Sacred Heart Prep) So.; Daniel O Neil (King s Academy) Jr.; Ben Wagner (Menlo School) Fr.; Jack Hocker (Sacred Heart Prep) So. Honorable Mention Philippe Marco (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr.; Jeff Barratt (Menlo School) Jr.; Tom Morrison (King s Academy) Sr.; Lucas Carter (Sacred Heart Prep) Jr.; Ryan Palmer (Harker) Jr.; Hollister Van Nice (Pinewood) Jr. ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION Swimmer of the Meet: Michael Ma (Sequoia) First Team Vincent Busque (Menlo-Atherton); Nico Camerino (Carlmont); Zach Goland (Menlo-Atherton); Alessio Iacovone (Burlingame); Jake Lin (Mills); Michael Ma (Sequoia); Walker Pease (Burlingame); Drew Quan (Mills); Elias Sebti (Carlmont); Kaelan Tantuico (Mills); Stuart Vickery (Carlmont) Second Team William Amundsen (Terra Nova); Jack Beasley (Menlo-Atherton); Philip Bondar (Terra Nova); Alex Chan (Carlmont); Michael Cordova (Terra Nova); James Connolly (Menlo-Atherton); Ernie Ribera (Burlingame); Justin Sasano (Burlingame); Jared Stefani (Burlingame); Johannes Stoppler (Burlingame); Gordon Williams (Menlo-Atherton) M-A s Scott Morris TENNIS ALL-PAL BAY DIVISION First Team Scott Morris (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Nick Fratt (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Saul Menjivar (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Axel Brenner (Menlo-Atherton) So.; Devon Hughes (Aragon) Sr.; Isaac Wang (Aragon) Sr.; Ben Knoot (Carlmont) Sr.; Hal Tuttle (Woodside) So.; Scott Taggart (Burlingame) Jr.; Bishal Ghosh (San Mateo) So.; James Tanjuatco (Mills) Sr. Second Team Reed Fratt (Menlo-Atherton) So.; Casey Morris (Menlo-Atherton) Fr.; Alex Iyer (Menlo-Atherton) Jr.; Drew Mathews (Menlo-Atherton) Sr.; Landers Ngirchemat (Aragon) So.; Alex Ilyin (Aragon) Jr.; Vrain Ahuja (Carlmont) Sr.; Kevin Hutchaleelaha (Carlmont) So.; Alex Yang (Carlmont) So.; Michael Mendelsohn (Woodside) So.; Matt Miller (Burlingame) Sr.; Phalgun Krishna (San Mateo) So.; Kevin Reyes (Mills) So.; Jose Lopez (Woodside) So.; Jason Maio (Hillsdale) Jr. ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE Co-Most Valuable Player: David Ball (Menlo School), Gabe Owens (Pinewood) First Team Victor Pham (Menlo School); Lane Leschly (Menlo School); Gunther Matta (Menlo School); Vikram Chari (Menlo School); Cameron Kirkpatrick (Sacred Heart Prep); Justin Foster (Sacred Heart Keith Peters Prep); Tyler Yun (King s Academy); Nathan Safran (Menlo School); Jackson Lingane (Crystal Springs); Alex Buckley (Crystal Springs); Kevin Xue (Harker) Second Team Clarence Lam (Menlo School); Alex Neumann (Menlo School); Carter Kremer (Sacred Heart Prep); Will Walecka (Sacred Heart Prep); Scott Evans (Sacred Heart Prep); Rajeev Jotwani (Crystal Springs); Brendan Chess (Crystal Springs); John Dobrota (Harker); Jason Chu (Harker); Gabriel Morgan (Menlo School); Alex Mo (Harker) Honorable Mention Kylee Santos (Menlo School); Michael Boggs (Sacred Heart Prep); Johnny Kung (Pinewood); Kevin Lin (Crystal Springs); Hien Bui (King s Academy); Shekar Ramaswamy (Harker); Matt Suber (Priory) Menlo s Paul Touma TRACK & FIELD ALL-WEST BAY ATHLETIC LEAGUE Most Outstanding Track: Ross Corey (Priory) Most Outstanding Field: Paul Touma (Menlo School) First Team Ricky Grau (Sacred Heart Prep); Griffin Kraemer (Sacred Heart Prep); Derek Friske (King s Academy); Sukhmit Dhillon (St. Lawrence Academy); Daniel Hill (Sacred Heart Prep); Fidel Nunez (King s Academy); Wyatt Welch (Sacred Heart Prep); Wei Wei Buchsteiner (Harker); Ayo Agunbiade (Crystal Springs); Devon Gonzalez (St. Lawrence Academy); Preston Lam (Crystal Springs); Zac Blackburn (St. Lawrence Academy); Connor Cody (Sacred Heart Prep); Scott Fitch (Sacred Heart Prep); Paul Westcott (Sacred Heart Prep) Second Team Arjun Kumar (Harker); Brian Guevarra (St. Lawrence Academy); Caleb Tan (King s Academy); Justin Leonard (King s Academy); Addison Partida (Eastside Prep); Cole Woodruff (Crystal Springs); Erek Field (King s Academy); Marcus Niksa (Crystal Springs); Niki Lonberg (Crystal Springs); Yumeto Shigihara (Crystal Springs); Boaz Chum (King s Academy); Ethan Tom (King s Academy); Nick Holterman (Crystal Springs) Honorable Mention Austin Ranson (St. Lawrence Academy); Garrett Mack (Sacred Heart Prep); Dennis Mandudzo (Menlo School); Keaton Shiveley (Menlo School); Cole Bramlett (Pinewood); Karl Clayter (Crystal Springs); Brian Hannah (Crystal Springs); Hugo Pegley (Crystal Springs); Raymond Cheng (Harker); Sriv Irrinki (Harker) (All-league teams are selected by the coaches) Page 47

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