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02/14/2013

 
www.smdailyjournal.comWednesday
 Jan.2,2013
Vol XII,Edition 118
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EAR’S TRAGEDY 
WORLD PAGE 8
 
STANFORD WINSROSE BOWL 20-14
SPORTSPAGE 11
POACHED EGGSFOR ANY MEAL
FOOD PAGE 17
STAMPEDE AFTER FIREWORKS KILLS 61 IN IVORY COAST
853 Industrial Rd. Ste E, San Carlos
652-388-8836
www.cinnabarhome.com
650•591•0301
By David Espo and Alan Fram
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Past its ownNew Year’s deadline,a wearyCongress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a nation-al “fiscal cliff”of middle class taxincreases and spending cuts lateTuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’sdivided government to the limit.The bill’s passage on a bipartisan257-167 vote in the House sealed ahard-won political triumph for thepresident less than two months afterhe secured re-election while calling
Congressstavesoftax hikes
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The country’s antiquated work visarestrictions has sent a Sunnyvale-basedcompany on a radical mission to hostentrepreneurs from around the world ininternational waters on either a convert-ed cruise ship or barge by as early as thefirst quarter of 2014.Blueseed has just secured $300,000 inventure capital funding to help get theproject off the ground although the com-pany anticipates needing up to $35 mil-lion to make the offshore community areality.It proposes to station a ship in interna-tional waters off the coast of Half MoonBay and have residents commute toPillar Point Harbor via ferry.The location will allow startup entre-preneurs from anywhere in the world tostart or grow their company near SiliconValley,without the need for a U.S. work visa,according to Blueseed.The company was co-founded in 2011by Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija,who had worked together at theSeasteading Institute,which promotesthe concept of floating cities and con-tends “the ocean is the next frontier of human civilization.”“It is a first-of-its-kind concept thatwill basically house companies,”Mutabdzija said.The company is also considering leas-ing a cruise ship that could bring downthe cost of the venture substantially,hetold the Daily Journal.“It’s the next evolution in the shipindustry,”Mutabdzija said.Ship residents will be charged from$1,200 to $3,000 a month for living andoffice space,according to Blueseed.Ship amenities will include catering,full-service gymnasium,medical servic-
Communityat sea proposed off Half Moon Bay
Ship or barge could host international entrepreneurs who seek access to Silicon Valley
RENDERING COURTESY OF BLUESEED
A local company proposes to host international entrepreneurson a converted cruise ship off the coast of Half Moon Bay tobypass international immigration laws.
HEATHER MURTAGH/DAILY JOURNAL
Jenny Yeh and Loren Lam hold their son Joshua Bernard Lam at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame Tuesday afternoon.
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Joshua Bernard Lam decided2013 was too good to miss.He was due Jan. 2 but instead wasborn at 12:39 a.m. Jan. 1,makingLam the first baby born in SanMateo County this year. Thankfully,his parents hadn’t made any otherplans for ringing in the New Year.Parents Jenny Yeh,38,and LorenLam,45,had a lot of waiting to dobefore welcoming their new,veryquiet bundle of joy. Yeh’s waterbroke at 6:30 a.m. Monday,Dec. 31.The Palo Alto family checked intothe Mills-Peninsula Medical Centerin Burlingame by 8 a.m. That’swhen the waiting began.Labor was induced for the coupleand even that took some time. Shestarted really pushing at 9:15 p.m.Joshua,the couple’s first,was 7pounds 14 ounces and 20.5 inches inlength. The couple wanted to use aname from the bible.Lam and Yeh — a hardware engi-neer and patent attorney,respective-ly — have known each other about12 years and have been marriedfour. They plan to take the little onehome later this week. There werelots of worries at first but now thatJoshua is born they’re both prettycalm,they said.In Redwood City,the Claytonfamily from Menlo Park welcomedtheir third boy,James Owen,at 1:29a.m. New Year’s Day.Diana and Bill Clayton wereexpecting the little one Dec. 28,thedue date. Instead,while celebratingNew Year’s Eve at home Mondaynight,Diana Clayton realized it wastime. The family arrived at theKaiser Permanente Redwood City
Parents welcome first baby of 2013
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By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Mateo County’s economicpicture is a mixed bag of a lowerunemployment rates and increasedhome prices and personal incomebut also spiking commercial proper-ty vacancy rates and uncertaintyover school funding,according tothe controller’s evaluation of the lastfiscal year.Controller Bob Adler released asummary of his annual financial
County’s economic outlook released
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By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
As the Senate voted 89-8 for adeal Monday night to avert thenation’s so-called “fiscal cliff,”members of the House of Representatives waited for achance to vote on the bipartisan-brokered deal Tuesday asRepublican leadership resisted theproposal by demanding more
Cliffdeal points todivide in Congress
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FOR THE RECORD2
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As a public service,the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 200 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing.To submit obituaries,emailinformation along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com.Free obituaries are edited for style,clarity,length and grammar.If you would like to have an obituary printedmore than once,longer than 250 words or without editing,please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.
Actor Dax Shepardis 38.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1788
Georgia became the fourth state to rati-fy the U.S. Constitution.
“A clash of doctrines is not a disaster — it is an opportunity.” 
— Alfred North Whitehead,mathematician (1861-1947)
Actor CubaGooding Jr.is 45.Actress KateBosworth is 30.
Birthdays
REUTERS
People enter the water while taking part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim in NewYork’s Coney Island.
Wednesday
:Sunny. Highs in the mid50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy. Lowsnear 40. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday:
Partly cloudy. Highs in themid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows inthe upper 30s to mid 40s. North winds 5to 10 mph.
Friday
:Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.
Friday night through Tuesday:
Partly cloudy. Lows inthe 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Tuesday night:
Clear except for frost. Lows around 30.Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Wednesday
:Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs inthe lower 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4,in first place;Eureka,No.7,in second place;andWhirl Win,No.6,in third place.The race time wasclocked at 1:47.03.
(Answers tomorrow)AWAITRATIO PALACE THRASHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Even though he no longer had a use for hiscomb, he wasn’t going to — PARTWITH ITNow 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.
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In 1893,
the U.S. Postal Service issued its first commemorativestamp to honor the World’s Columbian Expedition and thequadricentennial of Christopher Columbus’voyage.
In 1900,
Secretary of State John Hay announced the “OpenDoor Policy”to facilitate trade with China.
In 1921,
the play that coined the term “robot,“R.U.R.”(Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek,was first per-formed in Czechoslovakia.
In 1935,
Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington,N.J.,on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old sonof Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty,and executed.)
In 1942,
the Philippine capital of Manila was captured byJapanese forces during World War II.
In 1959
,the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1,thefirst manmade object to fly past the moon,its apparent intend-ed target.
In 1960,
Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched hissuccessful bid for the presidency.
In 1971
,66 people were killed in a pileup of spectators leav-ing a soccer match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow,Scotland.
In 1974,
President Richard M. Nixon signed legislation requir-ing states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour. (Federalspeed limits were abolished in 1995).
In 1981
,police in Sheffield,England,arrested Peter Sutcliffe,who confessed to being the “Yorkshire Ripper,the serial killerof 13 women.
In 1983,
the musical play “Annie”closed on Broadway after arun of 2,377 performances.
In 2006
,12 miners died in a methane gas explosion at the SagoMine in West Virginia,W.Va.,but one miner,Randal McCloyJr.,was eventually rescued.Country musician Harold Bradley is 87. Former HouseSpeaker Dennis Hastert is 71. TV host Jack Hanna is 66. ActressWendy Phillips is 61. Actress Gabrielle Carteris is 52. Moviedirector Todd Haynes is 52. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher DavidCone is 50. Actress Tia Carrere is 46. Model Christy Turlingtonis 44. Actor Taye Diggs is 42. Rock musician Scott Underwood(Train) is 42. Rock singer Doug Robb (Hoobastank) is 38.Actress Paz Vega is 37. Country musician Chris Hartman is 35.Rock musician Jerry DePizzo Jr. (O.A.R.) is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelton Kessee (IMX) is 32. Jazz singer-musicianTrombone Shorty is 27.While creating the character of NancyDrew,some of the names considered forthe teenage girl detective were DianaDare,Stella Strong,Nell Cody and NanNelson.***The Bobbsey Twins are two sets of frater-nal twins. Bert and Nan are the oldertwins,and Flossie and Freddie are theyounger set. The first book in the series of the twins’adventures was published 1904.In later years the stories focused on thetwins solving mysteries.***Parker Stevenson (born 1952) and ShaunCassidy (born 1958) starred as thesleuthing teenage brothers in the televi-sion show “The Hardy Boys Mysteries”(1977-1979).***One person created the Hardy Boys,theBobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew. EdwardStratemeyer (1863-1930) founded theStratemeyer Syndicate in 1926.Stratemeyer conceived of the ideas for the juvenile series’characters,created the plotoutlines and hired ghostwriters to com-plete the stories. Each series was pub-lished under a pseudonym thatStratemeyer owned.***The pseudonym for Nancy Drew wasCarolyn Keene. The Bobbsey Twins werewritten by fictional Laura Lee Hope. TheHardy Boys pseudonym was Franklin M.Dixon.***Donald J. Sobol (born 1924) created thecrime solving 10-year-old characterEncyclopedia Brown. The first book in thelong-running series was “EncyclopediaBrown,Boy Detective”(1963).***Encyclopedia Brown has a detectiveagency with his friend Sally Kimball. Thecharge to solve a case is 25 cents per dayplus expenses.***Do you know what detective went upagainst villains Flattop,Big Boy Caprice,Pruneface and Shakey? See answer at end.***“The Great Mouse Detective”(1986) wasDisney’s 26th animated feature film. Themovie had 125 artists involved in its cre-ation.***The gang in the cartoon “Scooby-DooWhere Are You?”(1969-1972) traveledaround in their Mystery Machine vansolving mysteries that involved suspiciousghosts. Along with their Great DaneScooby-Doo,the teenagers in the groupwere Freddie Jones,Daphne Blake,VelmaDinkley and Norville “Shaggy”Rogers.***In the carton “Inspector Gadget”(1983-1986),Gadget is a cyborg detective thathas various gadgets built into his anatomythat he uses while investigating crimes.Gadget’s nemesis is Dr. Claw,leader of anevil organization called MAD.***Don Adams (1923-2005) did the voice of Inspector Gadget. Adams is known asMaxwell Smart from the TV show “GetSmart(1965-1970).***Detective Eddie Valiant,played by BobHoskins (born 1942),in the movie “WhoFramed Roger Rabbit(1988),hatestoons because his brother,also a detective,was killed in Toontown by a falling piano.***Jim Carrey’s (born 1962) first starringmovie role was in “Ace Ventura:PetDetective”(1994). He earned $350,000.Two years later he earned $20 million for“The Cable Guy”(1996).***“Young Sherlock Holmes”(1985),pro-duced by Steven Spielberg (born 1946),was the first movie to have a computergenerated character. Pixar created thethree-dimensional armored knight thatleaps through a stained glass window.***
 Answer
:Dick Tracy,police detective. The Dick Tracy comic strip was created byChester Gould (1900-1985) and first appeared in the Detroit Mirror on Oct. 4,1931. The strip reflected the violence of 1930s Chicago. Flattop Jones is a free-lance hitman. Flattop has villainous rela-tives named Blowtop (brother) and  Angeltop (sister). Big Boy Caprice is agangster. Pruneface is a Nazi spy with ascarred face introduced in 1942. Shakey,named for his shaky hands,was frozen todeath in a coffin of ice in 1945.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? Emailknowitall@smdailyjournal.comor call 344-5200 ext. 114.
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
Burglary
. A briefcase containing a passportwas stolen from a vehicle at a hotel onGateway Boulevard before 9:22 a.m. onSunday,Dec. 16.
Burglary
. Six purses and Christmas gifts werestolen from a vehicle on Olive Avenue before3:13 a.m. on Sunday,Dec. 16.
DUI
. A person was arrested for driving whileintoxicated on Westborough and Gellert boule-vards before 11:34 p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15.
Disturbance
. Two men threatened a hotel barmanager on Gateway Boulevard before 10:48p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15.
Assault
. Three men were in a fight outside aliquor store on Hickey Boulevard before 6:34p.m. on Saturday,Dec. 15.
Burglary
. Two vehicles were broken into inthe basement parking lot of a hotel on SouthAirport Boulevard before 12:54 p.m. onSaturday,Dec. 15.
Burglary
. A vehicle was broken into and abackpack was stolen on Woods Circle before9:04 a.m. on Friday,Dec. 14.
HALF MOON BAY 
DUI
. A man was arrested for driving whileintoxicated on the first block of North CabrilloHighway before 1:58 a.m. on Saturday,Dec.15.
Lying to a police officer.
Five juvenilesinvolved in a collision falsified information tothe police on the 100 block of Cypress PointRoad before 7:30 p.m. on Friday,Dec. 14.
Recovered vehicle
. A car stolen out of SanJose was found abandoned in a shopping cen-ter parking lot on the first block of NorthCabrillo Highway before 12:20 a.m. on Friday,Dec. 14.
Police reports
Urine trouble
Juveniles having a loud party were seenurinating outside on Taft Street inRedwood City before 10:53 p.m. onSaturday,Dec. 15.
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A family in San Mateo’s Shoreview neigh-borhood has been ordered to vacate theirhome as the city is seeking the court to declarethe property on Lindbergh Street a “continu-ing public nuisance.”The city filed a complaint in Superior Courtagainst Patricia Barnes and Mark andKimberly Klaiber Dec. 20 after the familyfailed for years to clean up the property andbring it up to code.Mark Klaiber has even lived in a tent in thefront yard of the home to protect his property,he told the city.The family received its first abatementnotice for code problems way back in 1995 forthe Lindbergh property,according to the com-plaint.The Klaibers were issued a building permitin 2001 to construct a first-floor reduction anda second-floor addition on the home but thosepermits have been open for more than 10years and a city building inspector determinedthe work should have taken no more than twoyears to complete,according to the claim.Neighbors complained to the city for yearsabout the property since there was constantdebris and construction maintained on theproperty,according to the complaint. Thefamily was asked to give the city a detailedtimeline in 2006 for when the project wouldbe complete and threatened to file a lawsuitagainst the family to have it comply with thecity’s municipal code. The family said at thetime the work would be completed in 190days,but it never was.Some of the most recent code enforcementviolations the family were hit with include useof the property as a dumping ground; haz-ardous or unsanitary premises,debris,junk,garbage and vegetation accumulations on theproperty; fire hazard,excessive accumulationof storage,junk and/or debris on the property;inadequate exits,excessive accumulation of storage,junk creating potential safe egresshazard; and storage in public view,junk,debris,construction materials stored in publicview.Barnes is Kimberly Klaiber’s mother andthe family had a young child living on theproperty,according to the complaint.The city red-tagged the home in May andordered the family to vacate and make theneeded repairs.The violations were found to be immediate-ly dangerous,according to the complaint.An inspection of the home in April revealedsheetrock missing throughout,unsafe electri-cal wiring,debris and combustibles piled upexcessively and blocking exits,no handrailson the stairwell and holes in the stair landingswith unfinished work,according to the com-plaint.A nonprofit agency,Rebuilding Together,even had a slew of volunteers come to theproperty in August to help clean up the prop-erty but were told by the Klaibers inSeptember that their assistance was no longerdesired,according to the complaint.The city,depending on court action,mayactually hire a contractor to perform the need-ed repairs to the home and clean up the yard atthe family’s expense.A hearing on the preliminary injunction isscheduled for Feb. 14.Neither the Klaibers nor Barnes could bereached for comment.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email:silver-farb@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:(650) 344-5200 ext. 106.
City sues family for excessive code violations
 
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL
A San Mateo family has been ordered to vacate its home after the city determined excessivecode enforcement violations made the property a danger.

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