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Published by: San Mateo Daily Journal on Feb 23, 2013
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Vol XII,Edition 163
By Michelle Durand
The county’s former probationchief probation officer surrenderedhimself in court Friday on a$100,000 arrest warrant but nearlyimmediately posted bail to remainfree while awaiting trial on twocharges of felony child pornographypossession.Stuart JamesForrest,61,walked intocourt at 11 a.m.Friday and wasremanded intocustody by theSheriff’s Office,according tocourt clerks.In a prearrangement with theprosecuting attorney,he pleaded notguilty and after being booked intoMaguire Correctional Facility andposting bail was released,said hisdefense attorney Jaime Leanos.Forrest is due back in court April9.Forrest is charged with twocounts of possessing images of minors exposing their genitals orengaging or simulating sexual con-duct.Leanos said he has no detailsabout the alleged images or con-tents,having just received discov-ery,and has quite a bit to evaluatebefore commenting on the case orsitting down with his client to charta course of action.“This is very stressful for him buthe’s doing as well as can be expect-ed,Leanos said.According to search warrantrecords,Forrest reportedly told fed-eral investigators who searched hiscounty office and home in
Ex-probation chief surrenders on child porn charges
Stuart Forrest pleads not guilty to two counts of possessing images of minors,posts $100K bail
Stuart Forrest
By Jim Kuhnhennand Tracie Cone
WASHINGTON — Widespreadflight delays and shuttered airports,off-limit seashores and unprotectedparks.The Obama administration ispainting a dire portrait of the manyways the public will feel the effectsof automatic federal spending cutsdue to begin March 1.The grim picture is emerging asthe White House and lawmakerscount down the days until the gov-ernment is forced to trim $85 billionin domestic and defense spendingwith hardly any leeway to save someprograms from the budget knife.In detailingthe costs of thecuts,PresidentBarack Obama isseeking toraise the pub-lic’s aware-ness whilealso applyingpressure oncongressionalRepublicanswho opposehis blend of targeted savings and tax increases totackle federal deficits.“I’ve been very clear that these
Administration warns of effects of automatic federal spending cuts
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• Governmentdownsizes amidGOP demands formore cuts• Obama,Republicans see noneed to stop the cuts
LOS ANGELES — It’s stillFebruary,but California gas pricesare springing forward.The average price of gasoline inthe region saw one of the largestone-month leaps since 2000,theAutomobile Club of SouthernCalifornia said Friday. Statewide,the average price of regular gasolinewas $4.22,up 12 cents from lastweek.Gas prices have spiked between57 and 59 cents over the past 30days. The region’s largest increasewas 70 cents between May and June2008.Auto Club officials said the surgecan’t be attributed to a single factor,but refineries were expected toundergo a heavy maintenanceschedule,and large amounts of money have been plowed into con-tracts speculating that the price of gas and oil will go up.
Gas prices spike across state
By Sally Schilling
For Tom Mattusch,captain of theHuli Cat,spotting whales is some-thing you get a feel for after spend-ing decades on the sea.This year,he has already been outwhale watching near Half MoonBay a few times and seen graywhales,which are about 45 feetlong,and the smaller minke whales.The captain tells fantasy-like sto-ries of his encounters with whales.Once a blue whale — the largest
Underwater giants
Whale watchers ride gray whale highway’
 Tom Mattusch,captain of the Huli Cat,runs three-hour gray whale-watching trips through May and Humpbacwhale watching in April through November.
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Actor Aziz Ansari is30.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
British explorers John H. Speke andJames A. Grant announced they hadfound the source of the Nile River to beLake Victoria.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,committed citizens can change theworld.Indeed,it is the only thing that ever has.” 
— Margaret Mead,American anthropologist (1901-1978)
Actress PatriciaRichardson is 62.Actress DakotaFanning is 19.
Residents watch horses fight in Rongshui Miao autonomous county,Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region,China.
Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 40s. North winds 10 to 20 mph.
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.North winds 10 to 20 mph...Becoming 5 to10 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwestwinds 5 to 10 mph.
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday night and Tuesday:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Tuesday night and Wednesday:
Partly cloudy. Lows in thelower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Wednesday night through Friday:
Mostly clear.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.10 SolidGold in first place;No.04 Big Ben in second place;and No.08 Gorgeous George in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:45.56.
(Answers Monday)TRAWLORBITAGENCYPULPITYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:He wasn’t sure if he could give all his fortune to charityupon his death, but he was — WILLING TOTRYNow 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.
©2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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In 1836,
the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio,Texas.
In 1848,
the sixth president of the United States,John QuincyAdams,died in Washington,D.C.,at age 80.
In 1861,
President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly inWashington to take office,following word of a possible assas-sination plot in Baltimore.
In 1870
,Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.
In 1903,
President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreementwith Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to theUnited States.
In 1927
,President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating theFederal Radio Commission,forerunner of the FederalCommunications Commission.
In 1945,
during World War II,U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima cap-tured Mount Suribachi.
In 1954,
the first mass inoculation of children against poliowith the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh.
In 1965,
film comedian Stan Laurel,74,died in Santa Monica,Calif.
In 1970
,Guyana became a republic within the Commonwealthof Nations.
In 1981,
an attempted coup began in Spain as 200 members of the Civil Guard invaded Parliament,taking lawmakers hostage.(However,the attempt collapsed 18 hours later.)
In 1992,
the XVI Winter Olympic Games ended in Albertville,France.
Ten years ago:
In West Warwick,R.I.,relatives of the victimsof a deadly nightclub fire were allowed to walk up to thecharred rubble to pray and say goodbye. Norah Jones won fiveGrammys,including album and record of the year.
Five years ago
:Defense Secretary Robert Gates and otherU.S. officials held daylong meetings with Australian leaders inCanberra.Actor Peter Fonda is 73. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff is 70. Author John Sandford is 69. Singer-musician Johnny Winter is 69. Country-rock musician RustyYoung is 67. Rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 61.Singer Howard Jones is 58. Rock musician Michael Wilton(Queensryche) is 51. Country singer Dusty Drake is 49. ActressKristin Davis is 48. Tennis player Helena Sukova is 48. ActorMarc Price is 45. Actress Niecy Nash is 43. Rock musician Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) is 42. Country singer Steve Holy is 41. Rock musician Lasse (loss) Johansson (The Cardigans) is 40. ActressKelly Macdonald is 37. Actress Emily Blunt is 30.In 1929,the first year of the AcademyAwards,it took host Douglas FairbanksSr. (1883-1939) only 10 minutes to handout the statuettes. There were 12 cate-gories then. There are 24 categories thisyear,which is the 81st broadcast of theawards show.***During the 1930s,the winners of theAcademy Awards were known prior to theawards ceremony. The winner’s nameswere printed in the Los Angeles Times theday before the event. The tradition of thesealed envelope was started in 1941,adding suspense to the event.***From 1959 to 1998,the Academy Awardstook place on a Monday. Since 1999,theAcademy Awards ceremony has been onSundays.***The Academy Awards was first televisedin 1953 and was first broadcast in color in1966.***ABC has televised the Oscars since 1976and is under contract to air the eventthrough 2020.***There are 5,755 members of theAcademy of Motion Picture Arts andSciences that vote for the winners of theAcademy Awards.***The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood hasbeen the home of the Academy Awardssince 2001. The theater was custom-builtfor the Academy Awards. It has an area for1,500 members of the press and a“Winner’s Walk”that leads directly fromstage to the press area.***The Kodak Company does not own theKodak Theatre. They paid $75 million tohave their company name on the auditori-um that hosts Oscar night.***Bob Hope (1903-2003) hosted the Oscars18 times,Johnny Carson (1925-2005)hosted the glamorous event five times,Billy Crystal (born 1947) hosted eighttimes and Jerry Lewis (born 1926) hashosted the Oscars three times.***Do you know what three films are tied forwinning the most Oscars? See answer atend.***Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) has wonthe most Academy Awards for BestActress. She won for “Morning Glory”in1932,“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,in 1967; “The Lion in Winter,”in 1968;and “On Golden Pond,”in 1981.***Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (1903-1978)received the only wooden AcademyAward in history. It was an honoraryOscar for Bergen’s creation of dummyCharlie McCarthy. The wooden Oscar,awarded in 1938,had a moveable mouth.***Walt Disney (1901-1966) has won moreOscars than any other individual person.He had a total of 64 Oscar nominations,and won 26 Academy Awards.***When an Oscar winner is announced thepresenter does not say “And the winner is...”That phrase was discontinued in 1989at the 61st annual Academy Awards.Oscar presenters say “And the Oscar goesto ...“***Shirley Temple (born 1928) presented aspecial Academy Award to Walt Disneyfor “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”in 1938. Disney was presented with onefull-sized Oscar and seven miniatureOscars.***The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award,presented during the Academy Awards,recognizes producers with consistent highquality motion picture production. IrvingThalberg (1899-1936) became the vicepresident of MGM at age 24,and super-vised the studio’s top productions in itsheyday. Thalberg died of pneumonia atage 37. The award is a solid bronze sculp-ture of his head.***Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) never wonan Academy Award for Best Director,although he was nominated for the awardfive times. Hitchcock did receive theIrving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in1967.***The first year that all five Best Picturenominees were in color was 1956.***
:There are three movies that havewon 11 Oscars each:“Ben-Hur,1959;“Titanic,1997; and “Lord of the Rings:The Return of the King,2003.
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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Reckless driver.
A BMW was burning out onthe street at the intersection of GlenviewDrive,Ridgeway Avenue and SkylineBoulevard before 5:45 p.m. Thursday,Feb.21.
Suspicious person
. A man wearing a dark blue hoodie was asking for donations andthen he said he was selling magazines on the700 block of Easton Avenue before 7:22 p.m.Wednesday,Feb. 20.
. Someone reported the windows of their Chevrolet Camaro were smashed on the1100 block of El Camino Real before 9:54p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 19.
Stolen vehicle.
Someone reported their goldHonda Accura was stolen on the 1000 block of National Avenue before 3:54 a.m. Tuesday,Feb. 19.
Suspicious circumstances.
A silver ToyotaCamry’s rear left passenger window was bro-ken on Claremont Avenue before 1:48 a.m.Wednesday,Feb. 20.
. Someone reported that four stor-age units were broken into on Meath Drivebefore 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,19.
. Someone reported a burglary at ElFaro on El Camino Real before 2:30 a.m.Monday,Feb. 18.
Police reports
That’s wild
Someone reported having a pack of coy-otes in his backyard for two to threeweeks around 3 a.m.on the 2700 block of Oakmont Drive in San Bruno before 5:51p.m. Wednesday,Feb. 20.
By Michelle Durand
The insane man who killed a vocationalcenter client in San Carlos must be moved outof a private psychiatric facility into a state-runhospital if his care is to be funded by the stateof California,a judge ruled Friday.San Mateo County Judge Mark Forcumreversed his previous placement of Vitin AjaniCruz,39,after the state Attorney General’sOffice said the state would not pay unless theman is treated at Napa State Hospital. If Forcum had upheld his earlier order,SanMateo County would have been required topay for Cruz’s housing at CrestwoodBehavioral Health Center near Calistogawhich his defense attorney had argued was thebest place for treatment and less expensive fortaxpayers.“The single issue was money. That’s all thatmattered,said defense attorney VinceO’Malley.O’Malley said Crestwood costs $241 perday while Napa State Hospital’s rate has sky-rocketed up to $700 daily.“Having said that,the state still refused topay,O’Malley said.San Mateo County District Attorney SteveWagstaffe called Forcum’sdecision “excellent”andaffirms his office’s originalposition of where Cruzbelongs. Prosecutorsargued that the privatefacility is not meant as apermanent placement forincompetent or insanepatients from the criminalsystem.A status report by Napa is due within 10business days to determine if bed space isavailable for Cruz’s move. O’Malley saidshifting Cruz to Napa also takes up a bed for apatient who may be more difficult to manageand better require that type of supervision.Cruz had been staying at Crestwood the pre-vious 14 months while deemed incompetentfor trial on murder charges and later whileprosecuted for the 2004 stabbing death of Alfonso Ruiz.In October,Cruz pleaded no contest to sec-ond-degree murder and the use of a knife inthe Oct. 27,2004 death at VocationalRehabilitation Services on Quarry Road inSan Carlos. According to prosecutors,Cruzmistook Ruiz for another man as they sat nextto each other at the center and suddenlylunged at him with a knife. Ruiz was stabbedseveral times in the upper torso and arm. Cruzfled but was arrested a few blocks away fromthe site. Ruiz died the following afternoon.Cruz accepted the negotiated plea afterprosecutors agreed he was not guilty by rea-son of insanity based on doctors’conclusions.O’Malley has said Cruz has a deep fear of being stabbed because he was left with severestomach wounds several years before the mur-der during a bus attack in San Francisco. Cruzthought Ruiz was somehow associated withhis previous attackers and possibly armedwith a box cutter.Cruz’s hospitalization was just the latest ina long string since his arrest in Ruiz’s death.In 2005,court-appointed doctors found himunable to aid in his own defense and he wentback and forth between the mental facilitiesand county care until he was found competentin 2012.Competency is a person’s ability to aid inhis or her own defense while sanity is a per-son’s mental state at the time of an alleged act.Schizophrenia medication and other signsof psychiatric problems were found at Cruz’shome during a police search after the stab-bing.
Driver thrown from car,killed in solo Bayshore crash
A Redwood City woman killed in a fatalcrash Friday morning was ejected from the carshe was driving after it went off the road andstruck a light pole,fence and fire hydrant,police said.Alma Cabrera-Villar,20,was found facedown in the road on the 1700 block of EastBayshore Road around 2:20 a.m. after policeresponded to a crash,according to police. Shewas pronounced dead at the scene a short timelater.Investigators determined that Cabrera-Villarhad been the driver of the vehicle,which wastraveling south when it left the road for anunknown reason and struck a light pole,policesaid. It then continued south,striking a fenceand a fire hydrant before coming to a stop.No other vehicles appear to have beeninvolved in the crash,police said. It is unclearif drugs or alcohol were a factor.A passenger in the vehicle was treated forminor injuries.
 Judge orders committed killer out of private facility
Vitin Cruz
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