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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
Feb.21,2013
Vol XII,Edition 161
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NUMBERSIN NATURE
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By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Rather than wait for a judge topossibly toss out a lawsuit over thecounty’s prior at-large voting sys-tem,both the Board of Supervisorsand the six residents who suedagreed yesterday to settle the matterby redrawing district lines.Under the terms of the settlement,an independent nine-person com-mittee of public officials and resi-dents will reset the boundaries to beused for future supervisorial elec-tions.The lawsuit,filed in April 2011,claimed the then-existing county-wide system diluted minority votesand proved a barrier to Latino andAsian candidates securing countyoffice. Last year,the Board of Supervisors agreed to ask voterswhat method they wanted and a rul-ing in the court case was postponeduntil after Election Day.County officials and their legalrepresentatives had argued the law-suit was moot after voters inNovember passed Measure B,acharter change amendment to letvoters of each specific districtchoose their individual supervisor.A hearing was set for Tuesday onthe county’s request to dismiss thesuit. However,even if the judge haddone so,the plaintiffs would stillask that the county pay attorneys’fees. If the judge instead decidedthe suit should go forward regard-less of the new voting system,bothsides would continue racking upmore legal fees.“That’s in no one’s interest.Settling now allows us to move on,which is what the voters clearly toldus they wanted when they approvedMeasure B in November,said
County settles voting lawsuit,plans redistricting
Gov.’s reform:Schools to getmore money
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — AllCalifornia schools will receive atleast the same amount of money asthey currently do,and poorer oneswill receive significantly more,under Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweepingproposal to change K-12 educationfunding,according to district-by-district estimates releasedWednesday.Last month,the Democratic gov-ernor released a budget plan thatproposed drastic changes to the waythe state distributes money toschools. Brown has said such achange is necessary to provide morehelp to low-income schools,butsome lawmakers have expressedconcern that it would mean lessfunding forwealthier dis-tricts.“Growing upin Compton orRichmond is notlike it is to growup in Los Gatosor Beverly Hillsor Piedmont,”Brown said lastmonth in explaining his proposal.“It is controversial,but it is right andit’s fair.”The figures released Wednesdayby the state Department of Financeoffer more details about how theproposal would affect every schooldistrict if lawmakers approve it. It is
Brown’s budget has $2.7B more for elementary,secondary education and community colleges
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
While a taekwondo instructorarrested in December on suspicionof molesting a 9-year-old studentand possessing child pornographyremains free on bail,Redwood Citypolice are investigating if there maybe other possible victims.Ralph EugeneTodd,31,of Menlo Park,was taken into custodyDec. 19 forallegedly per-forming lewdand lasciviousacts on the boytwo days prior atKim’sTaeKwonDoAcademy inWoodside Plaza,
Martial arts instructor arrested onsuspicion of child molestation,porn
Case one of several involving teachers in recent years
Ralph Todd
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DAVID MCLAIN
Sarah Negara founded the Pilates Instructor Certification Program at the College of San Mateo in 2011.Theprogram prepares students with a quality Pilates education at a good price.
By Ashley Hansen
DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
Sarah Artha Negara loves todance — so much so that whendeciding on a major at Long BeachState University,the San Mateo res-ident chose dance.But a long bout with mild scolio-sis almost derailed that passion.That is,until Negara discoveredPilates.“That’s what drew me to becomea Pilates instructor,”Negara saidafter discovering the exerciseallowed her to be pain free. “I decid-ed I have to do this for the rest of mylife and how wonderful would it beto be able to share this gift withother people.”Negara is thefounder of thePilatesInstructorCertificationProgram at theCollege of SanMateo estab-lished in 2011.The programprepares stu-dents with a quality Pilates educa-tion at an affordable price.“[The] program is very compre-hensive,said Negara,who is cur-rently the lone instructor of the pro-gram. “I cover the technique,peda-gogy,history and theory behindPilates.”Negara’s program provides stu-dents with an opportunity to earnthree certificates:Pilates MatInstructor,Pilates Mat andReformer Instructor andComprehensive Pilates Instructor.Additionally,the PICP partners withBalanced Body and Pilates MethodAlliance and students are given theopportunity to earn a BalancedBody certificate and PMA certifica-tion as well.“Depending on when students areavailable to take courses it may takeone to three semesters,Negarasaid. “Biology or anatomy isrequired. If someone is working,however,they may choose to take alonger period of time.”
Pilates program proves popular
College of San Mateo provides instructor training
Sarah Negara
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Actor WilliamBaldwin is 50.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1613
Mikhail Romanov,16,was unanimous-ly chosen by Russia’s national assem-bly to be czar,beginning a dynasty thatwould last three centuries.
“Whether you think you can,or you think you can’t — you’re right.” 
— Henry Ford,American industrialist (1863-1947)
Actor KelseyGrammer is 58.Actress JenniferLove Hewitt is 34.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
A cow is attached to a BMW car in Qingdao,Shandong province,China.The driver of a damaged BMW had tethered the cowto his vehicle to express his anger toward a garage which he believed not only aggravated the damages to his car,but hadalso refused to compensate him for it.
Thursday
:Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows inthe lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20mph.
Friday
:Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday night:
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Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
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Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid50s. Lows around 40.
Monday night and Tuesday:
Mostly clear. Lows around 40.Highs in the mid 50s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.04 Big Benin first place;No.03 Hot Shot in second place;andNo.09 Winning Spirit in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:45.75.
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In 1513
,Pope Julius II,who had commissioned Michelangelo topaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel,died nearly four monthsafter the project was completed.
In 1862,
Nathaniel Gordon became the first and only Americanslave-trader to be executed under the U.S. Piracy Law of 1820 ashe was hanged in New York.
In 1885
,the Washington Monument was dedicated.
In 1912,
the Great Fifth Ward Fire broke out in Houston,Texas;although property losses topped $3 million,no one was killed inthe blaze.
In 1916,
the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France asGerman forces attacked; the French were able to prevail after 10months of fighting.
In 1925,
The New Yorker magazine made its debut.
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during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima,the escortcarrier USS Bismarck Sea was sunk by kamikazes with the lossof 318 men.
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Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his PolaroidLand camera,which could produce a black-and-white photo-graph in 60 seconds.
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black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X,39,was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam.
In 1972
,President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit toChina as he and his wife,Pat,arrived in Beijing.
In 1973,
Israeli fighter planes shot down Libyan Arab AirlinesFlight 114 over the Sinai Desert,killing all but five of the 113people on board.
In 1986
,Larry Wu-tai Chin,the first American found guilty of spying for China,killed himself in his Virginia jail cell.
Ten years ago:
Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix ordered thedestruction of dozens of Iraqi missiles with ranges that violatedU.N. limits. Michael Jordan became the first 40-year-old in NBAhistory to score 40 or more points,getting 43 in the WashingtonWizards’89-86 win over the New Jersey Nets.Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is 89. Movie director BobRafelson is 80. Actor Gary Lockwood is 76. Actor-directorRichard Beymer is 74. Actor Peter McEnery is 73. U.S. Rep.John Lewis,D-Ga.,is 73. Film/music company executive DavidGeffen is 70. Actor Alan Rickman is 67. Actress Tyne Daly is 67.Actor Anthony Daniels is 67. Tricia Nixon Cox is 67. FormerSen. Olympia J. Snowe,R-Maine,is 66. Rock musician JerryHarrison (The Heads) is 64. Actress Christine Ebersole is 60.Actor William Petersen is 60. Country singer Mary ChapinCarpenter is 55. Actor Jack Coleman is 55. Actor ChristopherAtkins is 52. Rock singer Ranking Roger is 52.
Woman,104,forced tolie about age on Facebook
GROSSE POINTE SHORES,Mich.— Marguerite Joseph can be forgivenfor lying about her age on Facebook.The 104-year-old Michigan woman’sgranddaughter says Joseph is unable tolist her real age on the social media site.Gail Marlow says when she triesinputting her grandmother’s birth year as1908,Facebook changes it to 1928. Sofor the past two years,the Grosse PointeShores centenarian has remained 99 —online,anyway.Joseph is legally blind and can’t hearwell,but Marlow reads and responds toall of her Facebook messages.Marlow tells WDIV-TV she “wouldlove to see”Joseph’s real age displayedon Facebook and chalks up her inabilityto do so to “a glitch in the system.”A Facebook official did not immedi-ately respond to a message Wednesdayseeking comment.
Police:Shot reportedat campus was newspaper
GETTYSBURG,Pa. — Police inPennsylvania say a student’s report of agunshot being fired was instead thesound of a newspaper hitting the side-walk.Gettysburg police Chief JosephDougherty says a Gettysburg Collegestudent had reported that someone in awhite sedan fired a shot early Saturdaymorning. But Dougherty says policeinvestigated and determined the soundcame from a newspaper delivery driverthrowing a paper from her vehicle.After the report,the college alertedstudents and employees via text mes-sages,voicemails and emails. A collegespokeswoman says an all-clear messagewas sent around 8:30 a.m.
Nudes check out nudesat Austrian museum
VIENNA — These museum goersdidn’t just leave their coats at the coatcheck. They handed over their shirts,trousers and underwear.Everything,in fact,except their shoesand socks. After all,the stone floor canget chilly when you’re touring an artexhibit in the nude,which was whatmore than 60 art lovers did in a specialafter-hours showing at Vienna’s presti-gious Leopold museum.For many,the tour of “Nude Men from1800 to Today”— an exhibit of 300paintings,photographs,drawings andsculptures focused on the bare male —was a goose-bump-raising instance of life imitating art.“I can’t say I’m sweating,”said officeworker Herbert Korvas as he stood wait-ing in the atrium with other young men,wearing only socks,sneakers and asmile. Despite the cold,he said he wasdrawn to the idea of naked museumviewing “because it was something dif-ferent.”But after a while it really wasn’t. Withno other viewers around,nude quicklybecame the new normal as the visitorsquickly gathered around a — dressed —exhibition guide and moved slowly fromone art work to the next,listening intent-ly to their history.And they weren’t the first visitors toget naked either,despite the hooplaaround the event that drew dozens of reporters and camera teams from Austriaand elsewhere.A man had already stripped at theexhibition of pictures and sculptures inNovember,calmly sauntering throughthe exhibition and dressing again onlyafter a security guard asked him to do so.That act made news - and sparkeddemand for Monday’s all-nude showing,said museum spokesman Klaus Pokorny.“We got requests from all over theworld from people who were inspired bythe exhibition ... who asked us,`Can wevisit the exhibition naked?’”he said.On Monday,interest was definitelyskewed along gender lines. Irina Wolf smiled as she looked around at the most-ly male crowd lining up for tickets.“I’m at a big advantage here,shesaid. “Only men around.”While Wolf said she is not someonewho regularly strips in public places,the40-something computer engineer andoccasional theater critic,said “I want tosee how I relate to such a group.”
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Petty theft.
A student was arrested for stealinga cellphone,credit card and cash from ateacher’s desk at South San Francisco HighSchool on B Street before 9:17 a.m.Wednesday,Feb. 13.
Arson
. A vehicle was reportedly on fire onSouth Canal Street before 10:55 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
Disturbance
. Juveniles were reportedly throw-ing water bottles at a transient on Tennis Drivebefore 4:27 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
Burglary
. A home was broken into on BassettCourt before 1:19 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 12.
Vandalism.
A house was egged on SpruceAvenue before 2:20 a.m. on Saturday,Jan. 26.
SAN MATEO
Disturbance
. A man punched another man atMcGovern’s Bar on the 200 block of EastFourth Avenue before 1:33 a.m. Sunday,Feb.17.
Burglary
. Someone smashed a window of ZeroDesktop on the 1500 block of Fashion IslandBoulevard before 5:05 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 16.
Disturbance
. A man and a woman were in aphysical fight at New York Pizza on the 200block of South B Street before 1:58 a.mSunday,Feb. 10.
Suspicious circumstances.
Two men appearedto be tampering with vehicles in an under-ground garage on the first block of North BStreet before 9:02 p.m. Friday,Feb. 8.
Police reports
Sweet and sour
A man found sugar in his gas tank andsuspected it was his ex-girlfriend onEighth Avenue in Redwood City before7:43 a.m. Friday,Feb. 8.
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Jeffrey Dollinger originally planned to pur-sue theater,well theater design,but thatrequired him to dabble in art history.It was through those required classes thatDollinger,now 43,had a realization — hereally liked looking at art. He enjoyed it morethan creating set designs. So there was achange in his educational path to study art his-tory. Dollinger’s love of art,as well as a desireto promote the educational benefits of the cre-ative outlet,sparked his interest in Menlo-Park based Art in Action. Dollinger wasrecently hired on as the executive director forthe nonprofit,which brings quality arts educa-tion to students.Dollinger,an Ohio-native who is commut-ing from Los Angeles until this summer,hasspent the last month learning more about thelocal organization that started with the driveof a mom,Judy Sleeth.“I founded Art in Action when my daughterwas in kindergarten because I didn’t wantbudget cuts to rob her or her classmates of thevery real benefits of a quality art curriculum,”Sleeth is quoted as saying on the nonprofit’swebsite.After 30 years,the program has grownstronger with the support of grants and volun-teers willing to roll up their sleeves. It’s awell-known effort locally,with a few pro-grams in other states,but Dollinger sees anopportunity to really grow the effort.Prior to working with children,Dollingercompleted his art history degree at Ohio StateUniversity. During his four years in college,he also worked at the Wexner Center for theArts in Columbus,Ohio. Itwas while working atWexner that Dollinger hadthe chance to reallyexplore the differentdepartments within amuseum.After graduation,heenrolled at IndianaUniversity to pursue amaster’s in art administra-tion. Dollinger worked atthe museum on campus and,as part of the pro-gram,got an internship at the Rock and RollHall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland,Ohio. Dollinger was brought on to help withthe final capital fundraising push to build themuseum. Working there introduced Dollingerto the world of music and art — which sooften mix. He was hired on after graduationbut was then approached a few years later bya recruiter with an opportunity at the InventorsHall of Fame,which has since been rebrandedas Invent Now — a national organizationthat’s mission is to inspire invention and cre-ativity in people of all ages.Dollinger spent 16 years with the organiza-tion,leaving as the senior vice president of program development. At the start the focusreally was on inventors,most of them werenotable throughout history. But during histime there,Dollinger saw the focus shift toshowcasing current designers that influenceday-to-day technology as well as supportingchildren to think like inventors.During his 16-year tenure,he was engagedin designing,funding and running programsfor kids,college students and inventors. Oneof his biggest programs was the organization’seducational outreach program,CampInvention. It started as an outreach program.More recently it’s spread nationwide to host80,000 kids at thousands of camps.Dollinger said the 15-year growth points tothe desire for programs that encourage trialand error while giving kids the tools tobecome inventors themselves.Meeting inventors,Dollinger noticed manyalso had an artistic outlet. And,as he pointedout over coffee Wednesday morning,many of the biggest companies in Silicon Valleyrequire art for the development of successfulproducts. However,it’s often cut from schoolfunding.That’s where Dollinger,the father of a 10-year-old boy,will be focusing his efforts in hisnew role with Art in Action. In-depth curricu-lum has been created and is widely availableonline. The challenge will be growing the baseof people accessing and using it. He will work to increase the profile of the organization,attract new funding and expand the number of children and schools served by its programsnationwide. First,he’ll help celebrate the non-profit’s 30th anniversary at the annual lunch-eon,Atelier d’Artistes.
 Art in Action’s annual luncheon,Atelier d’Artistes,will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday,March 4 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club,2900 Sand Hill Road,MenloPark. Tickets are $95. For more informationvisit www.artinaction.org. Donations are alsoaccepted online.
heather@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Supporting budding artists
 JeffreyDollinger

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