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06/12/2013

 
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
www.smdailyjournal.comMonday
Feb.4,2013
Vol XII,Edition 146
BACKGROUND
NATION PAGE 7
 
ZOMBIES RULEBOX OFFICE
DATEBOOKPAGE 17
TAXIS HAVE NEWCOMPETITION
LOCAL PAGE 6
NATIONALRIFLE ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO OPPOSEUNIVERSALBACKGROUND CHECKS
No!
Ravens,49ersstage dramaticSuper Bowl
By Brett Martel
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS — The Harbaugh fam-ily sure knows how to throw a Super party.In the end,it was older brother JohnHarbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens whocame out on top,hanging on for a 34-31 winover Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco49ers in a Super Bowl that had everything.After the game,John Harbaugh said itwas hard to compete against his brother.The brothers met at midfield as the con-fetti rained down. “I told him I loved him,”John said. “He said,‘Congratulations.”Jim Harbaugh later declined a postgameinterview with CBS.With mom Jackie and dad Jack watchingfrom somewhere in the Superdome,theHarbaugh brothers put on a championshipgame to remember. First it was the Ravenswho raced to a 28-6 lead after Jacoby Jonesreturned the second-half kickoff a SuperBowl-record 108 yards for a score.Then came a power outage,which
NINERS LOSE THRILLER
JIM HARBAUGH LOSES TOBROTHER IN SUPER BOWL
Local PTSDveterans facinglong delay atVA,which vowsto speed up
By Sally Schilling
DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
Ari Sonnenberg cringed at thesound of two children laughing at atable behind him in a MountainView cafe.The veteran Army sergeant firstclass has a medal for saving school-children from a car bombing near aSyrian border in Iraq.He was deployed there threetimes. His 14 years of serviceincluded earlier tours in Bosnia andKosovo.Coming home with post-traumat-ic stress disorder,Sonnenberg hasstruggled to relate to civilian life.“Even that’s difficult,heexplained,nodding to the children.“People think that as soon as weleave combat,we leave it allbehind,he said. “There’s no magicswitch to turn it off.”The Brooklyn native and formerBurlingame resident is wary of themedia,which he says often falselyportrays veterans as monsters. Inreality,the public just does notunderstand what they have beenthrough,he said.On top of the enormous strains of attempting to transition to a “nor-mal”life,thousands of veterans likeSonnenberg wait years to receivecompensation for their service-con-nected disabilities from the
Vets wait years for benefits
Ari Sonnenberg is coping with post-traumatic stress disorder afterserving in the military.
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RAVENS 34,NINERS 31
By John S. Marshall
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO A spirit of hope and anticipation across SanFrancisco rapidly deterioratedSunday to sullen disappointmentafter the San Francisco 49ers lost tothe Baltimore Ravens in the SuperBowl.In the Mission District,which hadbeen the center of celebrations —and violence — after the SanFrancisco Giants won the WorldSeries last fall,disappointed fansstumbled out of bars after the 34-31loss.“Damn,that’s all I have to say,”said Niners fan David Mejia,32,of San Francisco.As the game drew to an end,dozens of police officers and sher-iff’s deputies fanned out on foot,motorcycles and patrol cars. Apatrol helicopter hovered above,watching for signs of trouble.The city had braced for possiblerowdiness in the wake of the dam-age caused after the Niners won theNFC Championship Game twoweeks ago and the Giants’win in theWorld Series.After the NFC ChampionshipGame,about a dozen people werearrested — mostly for public intoxi-cation. When the Giants won theWorld Series in late October,a citybus was set ablaze,cars were over-
Welcome behaviorin San Franciscoafter Niners lose
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FOR THE RECORD2
Monday
Feb.4,2013
THEDAILYJOURNAL
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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.
Boxer Oscar De LaHoya is 40.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1861
Delegates from six southern states thathad recently seceded from the Unionmet in Montgomery,Ala.,to form theConfederate States of America.
“Life is doubt,and faith without doubt isnothing but death.” 
— Miguel de Unamuno,Spanish philosopher (1864-1936).
Dan Quayle is 66.Singer CarlyPatterson is 25.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
San Francisco 49ers fan Ramiro Munoz strikes a pose in front of the Superdome before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football gameagainst the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans Sunday.
Monday:
Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwestwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Monday night:
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to15 mph.
Tuesday:
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.Tuesday night:Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Wednesday:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Thursday:
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in thelower 50s.
Thursday night:
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.07 Eurekain first place;No.06 Whirl Win in second place;and No.08 Gorgeous George in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:40.57.
(Answers tomorrow)OPERASPENTOPPOSE SPRUCESaturday’sJumbles:Answer:Whether or not the coin would land heads ortails was — ATOSS UPNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 4,1913
,Rosa Parks,a black woman whose 1955refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery,Ala.,city bus to awhite man sparked a civil rights revolution,was born RosaLouise McCauley in Tuskegee,Ala.
On this date:In 1783
,Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessa-tion of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War.
In 1789
,electors chose George Washington to be the first pres-ident of the United States.
In 1932
,New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt opened theWinter Olympic Games at Lake Placid.
In 1938
,the Thornton Wilder play “Our Townopened onBroadway. Walt Disney’s animated feature “Snow White andthe Seven Dwarfs”opened in general U.S. release.
In 1941
,the United Service Organizations (USO) came intoexistence.
In 1962
,St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded inMemphis,Tenn.,by entertainer Danny Thomas.
In 1972
,Mariner 9,orbiting Mars,transmitted images of thered planet.
In 1974
,newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped inBerkeley,Calif.,by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
In 1976
,more than 23,000 people died when a severe earth-quake struck Guatemala with a magnitude of 7.5,according tothe U.S. Geological Survey.
In 1983
,pop singer-musician Karen Carpenter died inDowney,Calif.,at age 32.
In 1987
,pianist Liberace died at his Palm Springs,Calif.,home at age 67.
Ten years ago:
President George W. Bush visited the JohnsonSpace Center in Houston,where he led a tribute to the lost crewof the shuttle Columbia and rededicated the nation to spacetravel.Actor William Phipps is 91. Former Argentinian PresidentIsabel Peron is 82. Comedian David Brenner is 77. Actor GaryConway is 77. Movie director George A. Romero is 73. Rock musician John Steel (The Animals) is 72. Rock singer AliceCooper is 65. Actress Lisa Eichhorn is 61. Football Hall-of-Famer Lawrence Taylor is 54. Rock singer Tim Booth is 53.Rock musician Henry Bogdan is 52. Country singer Clint Black is 51. Actress Gabrielle Anwar is 43. Actor Rob Corddry is 42.Singer David (dah-VEED’) Garza is 42. Actor Michael Goorjianis 42. Rock musician Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 38.Singer Natalie Imbruglia (em-BROO’-lee-ah) is 38.
Affleck’s ‘Argo’winsDirectors Guild top honor
LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck haswon the top film honor from the DirectorsGuild of America for his CIA thriller“Argo,”further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the AcademyAwards.Saturday’s prize also normally wouldmake Affleck a near shoo-in to win best-director at the Feb. 24 Oscars,since theDirectors Guild recipient nearly alwaysgoes on to claim the same prize atHollywood’s biggest night.But Affleck surprisingly missed out onan Oscar directing nomination,alongwith several other key favorites,includingfellow Directors Guild contendersKathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty”and Tom Hooper for “Les Miserables.”Affleck’s Oscar snub has not hurt“Argo”and may even have earned it somefavor among awards voters as an under-dog favorite. “Argo”has dominated otherawards since the Oscar nominations.“I don’t think that this makes me a realdirector,but I think it means I’m on myway,”said Affleck,who won for just histhird film behind the camera.The Directors Guild honors continuedHollywood’s strange awards season,which could culminate with a big Oscarwin for Affleck’s “Argo.”The guild’sprize for best director typically is a finalblessing for the film that goes on to winbest-picture and director at the Oscars.Affleck cango only one-for-two at theOscars,though. WhileArgo”is upfor best pic-ture,thedirector’sbranch of theAcademy of MotionPicture Artsand Sciencesoverlookedhim for a directing slot.Backstage at the Directors Guild hon-ors,Affleck said he had nothing butrespect for the academy and that “you’renot entitled to anything.”“I’m thrilled and honored that the acad-emy nominated me as a producer of themovie,”Affleck said. “I know our movie,we’re a little bit underdog and a little bitthe little engine that could,and you takeme out of it maybe helps ... it’s just aboutthat picture. I feel like it’s OK,I’m real-ly lucky,I’m in a good place.With 12 Oscar nominations,StevenSpielberg’s Civil War saga “Lincoln”ini-tially looked like the Oscar favorite oversuch other potential favorites as “Argo,”“Les Miserables”and “Zero Dark Thirty,”since films generally have littlechance of winning best picture if they arenot nominated for best director. Onlythree films have done it in 84 years,mostrecently 1989’s best-picture champ“Driving Miss Daisy,”which failed toearn a directing nomination for BruceBeresford.But Affleck’s “Argo,”in which he alsostars as a CIA operative who hatches abold plan to rescue six Americans duringthe hostage crisis in Iran,has swept up allthe major awards since the Oscar nomi-nations. “Argo”won best drama anddirector at the Golden Globes and topfilm honors from the Screen ActorsGuild and the Producers Guild of America.Many of the same film professionalswho vote in guild awards also cast ballotsfor the Oscars,so all the wins for “Argo”are a strong sign that the film has theinside track for best picture.Milos Forman,a two-time DirectorsGuild and Oscar winner for “One FlewOver the Cuckoo’s Nestand“Amadeus,received the group’s life-time-achievement award. GuildPresident Taylor Hackford let the crowdin a toast to Forman,who was ill andunable to attend.Malik Bendjelloul won the guild’sdocumentary award for “Searching forSugar Man,his study of the fate of crit-ically acclaimed but obscure 1970ssinger-songwriter Rodriquez. The filmalso is nominated for best documentary atthe Oscars.Jay Roach won the guild trophy for TVmovies and miniseries for “GameChange,his drama starring JulianneMoore as Sarah Palin in her 2008 vice-presidential run.
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mid considerable confusion causedby the fire,the manager of thePeninsula Hotel,E. G. Borden,sud-denly ordered the San Mateo police to geteveryone off of the grounds surrounding thehotel.“They’re looting the hotel’s property,”heshouted.The fire had started at 5:15 p.m. June 25,1920,as he and his associates were talking tonews people at the city’s newspaper,the NewsLeader. Borden was enthusiastic about hisplans for the newly reopened hotel. The auto-mobile had changed the tranquil scene andaltered the pace of life on the Peninsula.Parking for the new fad of “touring”hadalready become a problem for the older estab-lished hotels on the Peninsula,and Borden’splan was to build parking spaces for 100 auto-mobiles.The four-letter word “FIRE”changed all of his plans. Now he was in a fight to save theformer mansion of Alvinza Hayward. It was ahuge,wooden,multi-story structure that hadbecome a landmark on the Peninsula since itsconstruction in 1886 by a multi-millionairegold-mining citizen,Alvinza Hayward. (Thegrounds of the house sit in what is known asthe Glazenwood residential area of San Mateotoday). The stick-style mansion with itsgabled roof tower was impressive and out of character for the stern,dour,sometimes vul-gar,60ish landowner who had lived in themansion with his wife and only survivingdaughter Emma. On the estate,he had hugestable and race track built to run his magnifi-cent horses. He fenced in deer and elk for hisenjoyment and he had a lake created withplenty of ducks and swans. Of course he hadservants for tending to the cooking,house-keeping and keeping the acres of gardens,hedges and grounds in immaculate shape,buthe was still a man from a laboring back-ground. His wife Charity never did quiteadjust to being rich and practiced thrift almostto the extreme.After Hayward died in 1904,the mansionand 15 acres of its beautiful ground were soldto a local group for $125,000. More than$300,000 were poured into remodeling andrenovation so that 300 people could beaccommodated in its 122 rooms. The hotelopened Feb. 22,1908 amid much excitement,pomp and ceremony. Great times were prom-ised by the hotel management. There wouldbe beautiful drives to the Crystal Springs Damwhere there is no better view in the world. Thebowling alley,card rooms,billiard tables andtasteful surroundings were geared to attract-ing rich patrons from San Francisco.However,it failed to pay for itself and it wasclosed,only to be reopened in 1917 undernew management. This adventure failed also
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LOCAL
Police reports
Let’s go Niners!
People were honking their car horns incelebration of the 49ers victory on the1300 block of El Camino Real inBurlingame before 3:12 p.m. on Sunday,Jan. 20.
BURLINGAME
Drugs.
A man was arrested for being underthe influence of narcotics on the 900 block of Rollins Road before 1:11 p.m. on Tuesday,Jan. 15.
Stolen vehicle.
A person reported their vehi-cle was stolen from their driveway on the 900block of Larkspur Drive before 6:25 a.m. onTuesday,Jan. 15.
Theft.
Bicycles were reportedly stolen fromthe rear yard of a home on the 200 block of Peninsula Avenue before 4:58 p.m. onMonday,Jan. 14.
Fraud.
A man reported losing his wallet inMillbrae and the use of his credit cards fraud-ulently on the 200 block of El Camino Realbefore 8:31 a.m. on Monday,Jan. 14.
BELMONT
Reckless driver.
A person was seen drivingon the wrong side of the road on RalstonAvenue and Alameda de las Pulgas before11:54 a.m. on Monday,Jan. 14.
Battery.
A man and woman were involved ina physical fight on Shoreway Road before7:48 a.m. on Monday,Jan. 14.
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Harassment.
A person received a threateningphone call on Tower Lane before 3:10 p.m. onMonday,Jan. 14.
 
 The hotel opened Feb.22,1908 amid much excitement,pomp and ceremony.
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