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www.smdailyjournal.comMonday
Nov.5,2012
Vol XII,Edition 68
COUNTDOWN
NATION PAGE 8
 
RALPH TOPSBOX OFFICE
DATEBOOKPAGE 24
LUCAS IS DONEWITH STAR WARS
FOR THE RECORD PAGE 2
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES MAKEFINAL PITCHES
By Judy Lin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A ballot initiative funded by a bil-lionaire hedge fund manager is ask-ing voters to do what Gov. JerryBrown and Democratic lawmakershave been unable to accomplish —close a corporate tax provision thatbenefits out-of-state corporations asa way to generate $1 billion a yearin revenue to the state.Tom Steyer,founder of FarallonCapital Management,is funding theProposition 39 campaign and hadcontributed at least $22 million bythe end of September. He said hisinitiative on the Nov. 6 ballot is anissue of tax fairness and would actas a step toward stabilizingCalifornia’s finances.Opponents argue that repealingthe tax break given three years agowould make California less friendlyto multistate corporations andthreaten existing jobs.“Fundamentally,it’s simply a taxincrease,said Dick Thomson,pres-ident of the Ventura CountyTaxpayers Association,which isurging its members to vote no. “Weunderstand as things currentlystand,companies have an option inthe taxes that they pay. But whatthis will mean is a $1 billion taxincrease on job creators.Proposition 39 supporters say theloophole is unfair and puts busi-nesses based in California at a com-petitive disadvantage.Assembly Speaker John Perez,D-Los Angeles,said in a statementannouncing his endorsement of theinitiative that it’s time to “end a taxgiveaway that favors out-of-statecompanies over our own.”Perez failed in August to close thetax loophole through a legislativevote and use the money for collegeaid. The Democratic governor alsofailed to win enough Republicansupport last year on a similar pro-posal in exchange for offeringincentives for businesses to hireworkers in the state.Under existing tax law,Californiaallows multistate companies tochoose between two formulas —
Initiative ends break for out-of-state businesses
The state Senate districts drawnlast year by an independent citi-zens commission will go beforevoters Nov. 6 to be upheld or over-turned.Proposition 40 would preventthe new political boundaries fromtaking effect. It would requirecourt-appointed officials to setinterim boundaries for the 40 stateSenate districts until new mapscould be drawn.Republican-backed officialssought the referendum becausethey believe the new Senate mapunfairly harms the GOP.They stopped actively cam-paigning in July after their chal-lenges failed in state and federalcourt,but by then the measure hadalready qualified for the ballot.A “yes”vote would uphold theboundaries set by the voter-creat-ed citizens commission. A “no”vote means the Senate map wouldbe redrawn.Republicans did not challengethe Assembly districts.
Proposition would overturnnewest state Senate maps
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
In August,San Mateo MayorBrandt Grotte said he was ready toconsider banning leaf blowers out-right and this Monday the CityCouncil will study whether to fol-low the mayor’s lead or take othersteps to restrict the device’s use.A group of San Mateo residents,however,has taken Grotte’s desireto heart and are prepared to urge therest of the council to ban the devicescompletely,for mostly health rea-sons.City staff has come up with threeoptions for the council to consider,including:a ban on all motorizedleaf blowers; a certification pro-gram,which would limit gas-pow-ered leaf blower noise levels to 65decibels or less; or improvedenforcement of the current leaf blower ordinance.The city has conducted a series of workshops in recent months togauge resident response related toamending the city’s municipal code.Glendale Village neighborhoodresident John Ebneter said the noiseleaf blowers create is a big reason to
 
Leaf blowerban on citys‘maybe’list
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
The widow of a man struck by adriver along El Camino Real inBurlingame is suing the driver,Stanford Hospital and state of California for contributing to herhusband’s death.Iraj Saber Ghafouri was on thecorner of El Camino Real andHoward Avenue Oct. 13,2011 whenhe was hit by a car. Manijeh HesarBiharas,wife of Ghafouri,filed alawsuit Wednesday against the driv-er Fillmore C. Marks Jr. for negli-gence. But the lawsuit also takesaim against Stanford Hospital,which gave Ghafouri emergencytreatment and care,and Californiadue to the dangerous condition of 
Eucalyptus trees partly to blamefor fatal accident lawsuit claims
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Northern county residents need-ing a restraining order or help with afamily law matter must now trek down to the Hall of Justice inRedwood City as the local courtcontinues consolidating locationsand steeling themselves for greaterbudget cuts.Beginning Nov. 1,restrainingorders and family law matters previ-ously processed and heard in theSouth San Francisco northernbranch of the court moved south toRedwood City. Complex civil litiga-tion and California EnvironmentalQuality Act matters once heard atthe central branch in San Mateo alsomoved to the Hall of Justice.The moves don’t come with anystaff reductions and may even bemore efficient in some ways,saidPresiding Judge Beth Freeman.However,that doesn’t mean thereisn’t any impact.The general public may notimmediately feel the pinch of theshuffling and the ongoing cuts fromthe state that have already slashed
Court cuts continue crimping service
PHOTO COURTESY OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER 
Victor Bernardez scores a goal off a free kick in extra time last night as the San Jose Earthquakes beat the LosAngeles Galaxy in the first match of two playoff games between the two teams.SEE STORY PAGE 20.
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Actor Sam Page is36.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1912
Democrat Woodrow Wilson was electedpresident,defeating Progressive Partycandidate Theodore Roosevelt,incum-bent Republican William Howard Taftand Socialist Eugene V. Debs.
“Examine what is said,not him who speaks.” 
— Arab proverb.
Singer BryanAdams is 53.Rocker KevinJonas is 25.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
People salvage food from bags thrown out of a flooded store in the Coney Island area of the Brooklyn borough of New York,Saturday.Victims of superstorm Sandy on the U.S.East Coast struggled against the cold early on Sunday amid fuel short-ages and power outages even as officials fretted about getting voters displaced by the storm to polling stations for Tuesday’spresidential election.
Monday:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.East winds 10 to 20 mph...Becoming north-east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday night:
Clear. Lows in the mid 50s.East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday:
Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph...Becomingwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday night:
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Wednesday:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.
Thursday:
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in theupper 50s.
Thursday night and Friday:
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.12 LuckyCharms in first place;No.03 Hot Shot in secondplace;and No.09 Winning Spirit in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:48.91.
(Answers tomorrow)EVOKE MADLYMIFFED DRENCHSaturday’sJumbles:Answer:When the Rebel Alliance took on the Empirein softball, they played on a — FORCEFIELDNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
VAYEHCLIREICAEEPPINOOS
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On this date:In 1605
,the “Gunpowder Plot”failed as Guy Fawkes wasseized before he could blow up the English Parliament.
In 1781
,the Continental Congress elected John Hanson of Maryland its chairman,giving him the title of “President of theUnited States in Congress Assembled.”
In 1872
,suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law byattempting to cast a vote for President Ulysses S. Grant.(Anthony was convicted by a judge and fined $100,but shenever paid the fine.)
In 1911
,aviator Calbraith P. Rodgers arrived in Pasadena,Calif.,completing the first transcontinental airplane trip in 49 days.
In 1940
,President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedent-ed third term in office as he defeated Republican challengerWendell L. Willkie.
In 1968
,Richard M. Nixon won the presidency,defeating VicePresident Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independentcandidate George C. Wallace.
In 1974
,Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut,becoming the first woman to win a gubernatorial office withoutsucceeding her husband.
In 1987
,Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg admit-ted using marijuana several times in the 1960s and 70s,callingit a mistake. (Ginsburg ended up withdrawing his nomination.)
In 1992
,Malice Green,a black motorist,died after he wasstruck in the head 14 times with a flashlight by a Detroit policeofficer,Larry Nevers,outside a suspected crack house. (Neversand his partner,Walter Budzyn,were found guilty of second-degree murder,but the convictions were overturned; they werelater convicted of involuntary manslaughter.)
In 2009
,a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post inTexas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan,an Army psychi-atrist,was charged with premeditated murder and attemptedmurder.Actor Chris Robinson is 74. Actress Elke Sommer is 72. SingerArt Garfunkel is 71. Actor-playwright Sam Shepard is 69. SingerPeter Noone is 65. Actor Nestor Serrano (“24”) is 57. Actress-comedian Mo Gaffney is 54. Actor Robert Patrick is 54. ActressTilda Swinton is 52. Actor Michael Gaston is 50. Actress TatumO’Neal is 49. Actress Andrea McArdle is 49. Rock singer AngeloMoore (Fishbone) is 47. Actress Judy Reyes is 45. Rock musi-cian Mark Hunter (James) is 44. Actor Sam Rockwell is 44.Rock musician Jonny (cq) Greenwood (Radiohead) is 41.Country singer-musician Ryan Adams is 38. Actor JeremyLelliott is 30.
Lucas plans ‘littlepersonal films’in future
NEW YORK — George Lucas is donewith “Star Wars,but not with filmmak-ing.The “Star Wars”creator says he stillplans to make his “own little personalfilms.”Lucas spoke Friday night whileattending Ebony magazine’s Power 100Gala,days after announcing the sale of his storied Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05billion. The deal would allow for more“Star Wars”films. While Lucas will be acreative consultant,longtime collabora-tor Kathleen Kennedy will be in control.When asked if he’d have a hand inpicking a director for the films,he said,“I’ve turned it over to a wonderful pro-ducer,Kathy Kennedy,and I’ve knownher for years. She’s more than capable of taking it and making it better than I did.”Lucas admitted mixed emotions aboutletting Lucasfilm go. “It’s very sad. It’s40 years of work and it’s been my life,but I’m ready to move on to bigger andbetter things.”Among them are his educational foun-dation,which will be a major benefactorof the money he got for Lucasfilm.“Mostly it will be philanthropy butI’m also going to make my own littlepersonal films,he said of his plans.His last film was this year’s “RedTails,which told the story of theTuskegee Airmen,a legendary black flightunitformed in 1941 that debunkedwidely held beliefs that black pilotswere incapable of fighting in combat.While he described that film as a laborof love,he said,“I’m going to go furtherout than that. I barely got ‘Red Tails’into the theaters. The ones I’m workingon now will never get into the theaters.”
Foxx,Wonder among starshonoring Eddie Murphy
LOS ANGELES — However riotousthe Eddie Murphy stories from ArsenioHall,Tracy Morgan,Adam Sandler andRussell Brand,the highlight of SpikeTV’s tribute to Murphy was the comedi-an’s duet with Stevie Wonder.Murphy joined the subject of one of his most classic impressions for a rous-ing rendition of Wonder’s 1973 hit“Higher Groundduring the taping of the Spike TV special “Eddie Murphy:One Night Only,which is set to air Nov.14. The Roots served as the house band.Jamie Foxx,Tyler Perry,MartinLawrence,Chris Rock and Keenan IvoryWayans were also among those payingtribute to Murphy Saturday at theSaban Theater.Accompanied by a pretty blonde,Murphy beamed throughout the two-hour program,saying he wastouched by the tribute.“I am a very,very bitterman,”he said with a beguil-ing smile. “I don’t gettouched easily,and I amreally touched.”Morgan called Murphy “mycomic hero”and came onstage wearinga replica of Murphy’s red leather suitfrom his standup show “Delirious.”“He set the tone for the whole industrya long time ago,Morgan said beforetaking the stage. “He inspired me in afearless way.”Sandler was still in high school whenhe first saw “Delirious,which hedescribed as “one of the most legendarystandup specials of all time.”“Everybody on the planet wanted tobe Eddie,he said. “He funnier than us.He’s cooler than any of us.”Samuel L. Jackson said Murphy“changed the course of American filmhistory”by giving Jackson his firstspeaking role on the big screen,in1988’s “Coming to America.”“If it weren’t for Eddie,we might nothave all the wonderful films that I’vemade,Jackson quipped.“He is a true movie star,”Jacksoncontinued,lauding Murphy’s perform-ance in “48 Hours”and “Beverly HillsCop.”
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he first structure near Yerba BuenaCove in the 1830s was a sweat houseabout the corner of Montgomery andSacramento streets. It was probably made of branches and tule reeds that could be collect-ed from the area. If one were to look 360degrees from the cove there were no trees tobe seen. It was barren and one of the worstplaces to build a structure due to the strongwinds that at times could blow a small,weak structure down.The Mission Dolores was in a run-downstate now that the Mexican government hadlowered it to just a church status. It hadbecome almost a deserted complex of build-ings as had the Presidio. The soldiers of thePresidio had been transferred to the Sonomabarracks.When William A. Richardson was author-ized by the Mexican government to live at thecove,he built a “small rough board shanty”tofacilitate the first commercial boat service hestarted on Richardson Bay on the MarinCounty shore. He had begun business inMarin County selling wood and water to thewhaling vessels that visited the Bay. Businessboomed and,when the business of sellinghides from the ranchos increased,he moved toYerba Buena and built a large adobe a distancefrom the Bay,at the intersection of Clay Streetand Grant Avenue. Here his family,he hadmarried the daughter of the commandant of the Presidio in 1825,moved in to live on agrand style as he was now the appointed as thecaptain of the port.The authorization to develop a pueblo wassigned and boat activity became centered at afavorable cove where hides,tallow and othersupplies could be loaded and unloaded.Because of the lack of wood at the cove,thearea of Woodside had become a boomtown asit had plenty of redwood trees to supply wood— logs for boards,shingles and for piles tobuild piers. It was a struggle to get these mon-strous logs to Yerba Buena but a new port (atRedwood City) had been discovered and logswere floated to the future San Francisco.Richardson’s “small rough board shanty”near the cove (Montgomery Street) wasenlarged and he acquired a neighbor,JacopoP. Leese,who built a two-story structure withdormer-windows on the upper floor. Leesecontinued in business until 1841 when theHudson Bay Company bought it. By this time,20 houses and structures had been built at the
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Police reports
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A woman reported her car was hit witheggs on Ralston and Notre Dame avenuesin Belmont before 11:45 a.m. Wednesday,Oct. 31.
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A bike was stolen from a carport onCatamaran before 9:07 a.m. on Friday,Oct.26.
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