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Vol XII,Edition 115
By Samantha Weigel
The ongoing momentum of state andfederal marine conservation agenciesgeared toward preserving the Pescaderolagoon and preventing fish kills wasdetermined to have paid off in earlyDecember.Eighteen years ago,experts began torecognize a significant impediment atthe lagoon winding under Highway 1that resulted in the death of hundreds of steelhead trout. The population of steel-head trout has diminished from 600,000in the 1980s to a scant 200,000,saidChuck Bonham,director of theCalifornia Department of Fish andGame. During yearly months of discon-nect,the temperature of the lagoon risesand decreases oxygen levels in the water,affecting the procreation and resiliencyof the native fish. As the fresh water risesabove a layer of salt water,the water col-umn begins to stratify and creates unsafeconditions for endangered and threat-ened coastal marine life.Representatives from California StateParks,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services,California Fish and Game and theNational Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration are among the participat-ing organizations. After receiving per-mits from the various government agen-cies,Patrick Rutten,a representative of the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration’s Restoration Center,puthis plan to restore the lagoon into actionOct. 4.Based on an appropriate tide schedule,the daytime breach occurred when the
Pescadero breach deemed a success
Government agencies partner to prevent fish kills
An excavator is used to help breach the Pescadero Lagoon.
Final stabat solvingfiscal cliff 
By David Espo and Jim Kuhenhenn
WASHINGTON — The end game at hand,the White Houseand Senate leaders made a final stab atcompromise Friday night to prevent mid-dle-class tax increases from taking effectat the turn of the new year and possiblyblock sweeping spending cuts as well.“I’m optimistic we may still be able toreach an agreement that can pass bothhouses in time,President Barack Obamasaid at the White House after meeting formore than an hour with top lawmakersfrom both houses.Surprisingly,after weeks of postelectiongridlock,Senate leaders sounded even more bullish.The Republican leader,Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky,
By Heather Murtagh
Drivers convicted of multiple DUIscould be forced to install an ignitioninterlock device in their vehicles under anew bill introduced by state Sen. JerryHill Friday.Under current state law,installation of ignition interlock devices is optional forrepeat offenders. Only about 20 percentof those given the option install thedevice,said Hill,D-San Mateo,during apress conference inRedwood CityFriday. Hill’s billwould require a per-son convicted of asecond DUI to installand use the ignitioninterlock device for ayear.Hill said enforcement efforts aboutdrunk driving have made an impact butthere is still more that needs to be done.An ignition interlock device is con-nected to a vehicle’s ignition andrequires a breath sample before theengine starts. The device prevents thecar’s engine from starting if the devicedetects a blood alcohol level thatexceeds a pre-set limit. The device needsto be recalibrated every other month.
Senator proposes new law for DUI offenders
Legislation would force repeat perpetrators to install ignition locks
Barack Obama
Woman suing TacoBell for ADA issues
By Michelle Durand
A wheelchair-bound woman who has eaten at a RedwoodCity Taco Bell at least twice a month for several years is suingthe company for not complying with handicap access stan-dards,saying she has been left humiliated by having othersplace her order or only procuring food through the drive-
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Actor Jude Law is40.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Eastern Air Lines Flight 401,aLockheed L-1011 Tristar,crashed intothe Florida Everglades near MiamiInternational Airport,killing 101 of the176 people aboard.
“Ours is the age of substitutes:Instead of language we have jargon;instead of principles,slogans;and instead of genuine ideas,bright suggestions.” 
— Eric Bentley,British-born American author and educator
Actress Mary TylerMoore is 76.Actor Mekhi Phiferis 38.
An elephant holds a soccer ball with his trunk during an exhibition soccer match on the final day of the Elephant Race eventat Sauraha in Chitwan,Nepal.
:Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain.Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds 10to 20 mph.
Saturday night:
Mostly cloudy. Lows inthe mid 30s to lower 40s. North winds 5 to10 mph.
:Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Sunday night
:Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Highs in thelower 50s.
Monday night:
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becomingpartly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.
New Year’s Day:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
Tuesday night
:Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Winning Spirit,No.9,in first place;Money Bags,No.11,in secondplace;and Lucky Charms,No.12,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:40.23.
(Answers Monday)AGILE UNION RUDDER WAIVERYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The Jumble artist’s cartoon is a —LINE DRAWINGNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
©2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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In 1170,
Thomas Becket,the Archbishop of Canterbury,wasslain in Canterbury Cathedral by knights loyal to King HenryII.
In 1808,
the 17th president of the United States,AndrewJohnson,was born in Raleigh,N.C.
In 1812
,during the War of 1812,the American frigate USSConstitution engaged and severely damaged the British frigateHMS Java off Brazil.
In 1845
,Texas was admitted as the 28th state.
In 1890
,the Wounded Knee massacre took place in SouthDakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S.troops sent to disarm them.
In 1916
,Grigory Rasputin,the so-called “Mad Monk”who’dwielded great influence with Czar Nicholas II,was killed by agroup of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg.
In 1934,
Japan formally renounced the Washington NavalTreaty of 1922.
In 1940
,during World War II,Germany dropped incendiarybombs on London,setting off what came to be known as “TheSecond Great Fire of London.”
In 1957
,singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were mar-ried in Las Vegas.
In 1975,
a bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’sLaGuardia Airport,killing 11 people.
In 1986
,former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan diedat his home south of London at age 92.
In 1992,
David and Sharon Schoo of St. Charles,Ill.,werearrested at O’Hare International Airport upon their return froma Mexican vacation for leaving their 4- and 9-year-old daugh-ters at home,alone.Actress Inga Swenson is 80. ABC newscaster Tom Jarriel is 78.Actress Barbara Steele is 75. Actor Jon Voight is 74. Countrysinger Ed Bruce is 73. Rock musician Ray Thomas is 71. SingerMarianne Faithfull is 66. Jockey Laffit Pincay,Jr. is 66. Actor TedDanson is 65. Actor Jon Polito is 62. Singer-actress YvonneElliman is 61. Actress Patricia Clarkson is 53. Comedian PaulaPoundstone is 53. Rock singer-musician Jim Reid (The Jesus andMary Chain) is 51. Actor Michael Cudlitz is 48. Rock singerDexter Holland (The Offspring) is 47. Actor-comedian MystroClark is 46. Actor Jason Gould is 46. Movie director AndyWachowski is 45. Actress Jennifer Ehle is 43.The first Hard Rock Cafe opened inLondon in 1971.***On “I Love Lucy (1951-1957),RickyRicardo was the band leader at theTropicana Club. During the sixth sea-son of the show,Ricky purchased theTropicana Club and renamed it ClubBabalu.***The first corporation in the world tohave more than 1 million stockholderswas AT&T.***French movie director Roger Vadim(1928-2000) was the author of the 1986book titled “My Life with the ThreeMost Beautiful Women in the World.”The women were Brigitte Bardot (born1934),Catherine Deneuve (born 1943)and Jane Fonda (born 1937).***The winner of the annual Indianapolis500 automobile race wins the Borg-Warner Trophy. The 5-foot-4-inch talltrophy is made of sterling silver.***From 1940 to 1975,the average heightof Americans increased by more thanthree inches.Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956)was a man ahead of his time. Hecreated the technology of frozenfood in 1924. Freezers in the homebecame commercially available in1940.***Farrah Fawcett (1947-2010)was the most popular pin-upin the mid-1970s when herposter sold more than 8 mil-lion copies. Do you remem-ber the color of Farrah’sbathing suit in thefamous poster?Do you remem-ber what televi-sion show launched her acting career?See answer at end.***Some insurance companies refuse togive homeowners insurance to familiesthat have certain breeds of dogs. Themost common dogs that raise liabilityand are therefore “blacklistedare rot-tweilers,pit bulls and chows.***The country with the highest divorcerate is Belgium where 59.8 percent of marriages end in divorce. Libya has thelowest divorce rate with 0.24 marriagesper 1,000 ending in divorce.***In the movie “Revenge of the Nerds,”(1984) the nerds formed their own fra-ternity called Lambda LambdaLambda.***According to a career search website,the biggest mistake a person can makeduring a job interview is answertheir cellphone. Other blundersto avoid during a jobinterview are arriv-ing late,dressinginappropriately andbiting your nails.***The object of the 1981video game “Frogger”is toguide frogs safely across thehighway through traffic andacross a river full of alliga-tors. The game was original-ly going to be titled“Highway Crossing Frog.”***Chinese philosophy says thatall things in the universe dependon the interaction of opposing but com-plementary forces; yin and yang. Yin isthe passive,negative force,while yangis the active,positive force.***
:Farrah wore a red bathing suit in the poster. She starred as Jill Munroein the first season of “Charlie’s Angels”(1976-1981). Prior to showbusiness,Fawcett was voted “most beautiful”by her classmates at W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi,Texas.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
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. A man was placed into a cabafter causing a disturbance at a bar on the 200block of Lorton Avenue before 12:14 a.m. onSunday,Dec. 16.
. A vehicle ran into a police car onCalifornia Drive and Grove Avenue before2:03 p.m. on Thursday,Dec. 13.
Welfare check.
A woman was seen pushing ashopping cart in the middle of the street onChapin Avenue and Primrose Road before10:46 a.m. on Thursday,Dec. 13.
Suspended license.
A woman pulled over bypolice was given a formal notice for having asuspended license on the 1100 block of Airport Boulevard before 3:39 a.m. onThursday,Dec. 13.
. A store manager was verballythreatened by a person previously asked to notreturn to a store on East Hillsdale Boulevardbefore 8:37 p.m. on Thursday,Dec. 20.
. A woman with a prior criminalrecord was arrested for petty theft on MetroCity Boulevard before 2:59 p.m. on Thursday,Dec. 20.
Parking violation.
A vehicle was cited forparking in a handicap space without a placardon Polynesia Drive before 9:01 a.m. onThursday,Dec. 20.
Police reports
A person lying on the ground in front of a liquor store was arrested for beingdrunk in public on Woodside Road inRedwood City before 12:11 a.m. onSunday,Dec. 16.
A Redwood City man whose arrest caused alengthy standoff with SWAT officers willstand trial in April for a spree of commercialrobberies using a black pellet gun,includingone in which he allegedly pointed the weaponat a pregnant clerk’s belly.Miguel Angel Caballero,30,pleaded notguilty yesterday in Superior Court to fivecounts of robbery and five counts of commer-cial burglary in connection with the crimes.Caballero cannot be charged for the Aug. 16standoff with police trying to arrest him onsuspicion of robbery and burglary because hetook no hostages and bran-dished no weapons.At the hearing,defenseattorney Jeff Boyarskyalso announced he wasreserving the right to alsoenter a plea for Caballeroof not guilty by reason of insanity.Prosecutors say betweenAug. 7 and Aug. 14,Caballero walked into fourseparate markets and one gas station carryinga black pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic handgun.In four of the incidents,Caballero wascaught committing the robberies on video sur-veillance cameras and the public release of thefootage resulted in tips leading investigatorsto his William Avenue apartment. After sever-al hours of negotiations and blocked streets inthe North Fair Oaks neighborhood,he wasarrested and prosecutors say his police con-fession also revealed he committed the rob-beries to provide food for his girlfriend andher five children.Caballero remains in custody on $250,000bail.He faces approximately nine years in prisonif convicted.
Man in SWAT standoffpleads not guilty to robbery
Doctors are split on whether a teen carjack-ing suspect accused of kidnapping a car sellerwith a fake gun and driving the bound manaround Daly City while demanding his pink slip is mentally unfit for trial.The unclear conclusion means a third doctorwill decide if Jeremy Jenkins,20,will be sentto a state mental facility for treatment ratherthan tried on charges of carjacking,kidnap-ping during a carjacking and second-degreerobbery.The third tie-breaking doctor’s report is dueFeb. 8.Jenkins is accused of carjacking the seller of a Mustang after responding to the man’sCraigslist in April. After returning to the DalyCity BART station from the test drive,Jenkinsallegedly pulled a replica handgun andordered the 26-year-old man to handcuff him-self. Jenkins pulled a pillowcase over theman’s head and placed him in the back seatand demanded the pink slip,according to theDistrict Attorney’s Office.When the man said the pink slip was athome,Jenkins allegedly drove around for 20minutes before pulling into a garage and hav-ing the man call his mother. The woman,sens-ing something was amiss when asked to bringthe pink slip to the BART station,called 911.The police waited at the BART parking lotand,when Jenkins arrived,detained him atgunpoint. After his arrest,Jenkins told author-ities he made “a stupid mistake,according toprosecutors.Jenkins remains in custody without bail.
Stolen mail recipient takes plea deal
One of three men who prosecutors sayreceived credit cards stolen from mail by apostal carrier accepted a plea deal on twofelonies yesterday in return for no more thana year in jail.Edgar Suing Guinto,41,pleaded no con-test to commercial burglary and identitytheft. He will receive no prison and up to ayear in the county jail when sentenced Jan.31.Meanwhile,the man accused of stealingthe mail,Romeo Maniuli Natan,is scheduledfor a preliminary hearing Feb. 5 and the othertwo men accused of accepting the stolencards will have a hearing Dec. 31.Prosecutors say Natan,38,of San Bruno,stole thousands of pieces of mail and wasfound with more than 3,000 undeliveredpieces at his home when arrested last week,according prosecutors. Most of the theftsoccurred in the Devonshire Avenue area of San Carlos.Authorities arrested Natan after surveil-lance video at the Target store in Colmashowed him using a stolen card and analleged accomplice caught using a differentstolen card implicated him as the source.Natan allegedly gave the cards for use toGuinto,Marlo Tubig Lacsamana,41,andJoel Pineda Lugtu,31.Natan,Lacsamana and Lugtu are in cus-tody in lieu of $150,000. Guinto is held on$100,000 bail.
Doctors split on carjacking suspect’s competency
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