Musical Kick-Off to Super Bowl
By Carolyn Schuk
The clouds took a time-out Sunday afternoon for the free Super Community concert at Mission College, letting folks enjoy some Super Bowl spirit a week before the big game.
About 5,000 people came out to enjoy the afternoon, but the crowd wasn't crushing and lines weren't long. There was an ample variety of food from Moveable Feast's food trucks, including Waffle Amore, Paddy Wagon Sliders, West Wing, Tacos de Los Altos, Capelo's Barbecue, Sajj, and Fairycakes. Santa Clara Rotary kept glasses filled, pouring beer and wine. And Santa Clara's Tap Water Express was there with cold drinking water and reusable collapsible water bottles.
Early in the afternoon Music@Mission's Phil Hawkins Group (www.pnotemusic.com) entertained with jazz, Caribbean steel drum and reggae tunes. As well as Hawkins, a master percussionist, the combo included guitarist Ray Obiedo, bass guitarist Marc van Wageningen, and pianist Murray Low.
The wind was making the air nippy when Heart took the stage at Mission College but Nancy Wilson's hard-driving guitar riffs and Ann Wilson's incomparable voice kept the chill away. Like true classics, Heart gets better with time...
Stampolis Must Disclose His Union Consulting Agreement by Feb. 25
By Carolyn Schuk
Last Thursday Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Beth McGowan ordered Santa Clara Unified School District Trustee Christopher Stampolis to comply with the district's demand that he disclose the nature of his consulting agreement with the Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition, an organizing group that's part of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA).
But by claiming that he hadn't been legally...