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01/19/2014

 
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
Feb.28,2013
Vol XII,Edition 167
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By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Does San Bruno need more thantwo stores that sell guns?A third technically has the per-mits and could operate,but current-ly doesn’t. Looking into what’sright for San Bruno when it comesto regulating the sale of guns andammunition was the direction givenby the CityCouncil to staff this week.During its meet-ing Tuesday,theSan Bruno CityCouncil dis-cussed gun regu-lations proposednationally,inCalifornia andin nearby cities. While there werenumerous questions,the councilgenerally supported state andnational efforts and asked staff tocome back with more informationabout a variety of ideas from creat-ing a permit system for San Brunoretailers to establishing an anony-mous tip line encouraging residentsto report the illegal use or sale of guns.“Whether it be pipeline safety orgun violence,it needs to start fromthe bottom up because it’s not goingto start at the top,said Mayor JimRuane,who added the proposedchanges won’t solve all issues withgun violence but perhaps may helpprevent something bad from hap-pening. “It’s very important to me.Something needs to be done.”Councilman Ken Ibarra agreed,adding there were still many ques-tions but “we need to take a standand start.”City Attorney Marc Zafferanoexplained staff was looking togauge the council opinions aboutthe national,state and local options.The council supported the state andnational efforts. Vice Mayor Irene
City sets sights on gun rules
Limits on gun shops,hollow-point ammo ban,large ammo sale reporting among possibilities
 Jim Ruane
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
With Woodside’s extensivewealth,affluence and proximity toSilicon Valley,an online dating siteknown for publicity stunts is offer-ing the small San Mateo Countytown a cool $11.65 million if it offi-cially changes its name toSugardaddie.com,U.S.A.The website links attractivewomen wishing to be “spoiled”withsuccessful men to share “his greatstyle.”The company recently offered aTexas city,Sugar Land,a similaroffer as it celebrates its 10thanniversary,for much less moneythan the Woodside offer,but themayor rejected.“We are very serious about brand-ing the city and giving birth to thefirst dating site-sponsored city inAmerica,the company’s Chief Executive Officer Steven Pasternack wrote in a statement.The company has looked at othercities too in its quest to have a citynamed after it including Sugar
Sugardaddie.comcourts Woodsidefor name change
Dating website on the prowl forpublicity,offering $11.65 million
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
With just about three months lefton its lease at the BridgepointeShopping Center,Ice Center of SanMateo officials have their eyes set onconstructing a new facility nearbyand have called Werder Park in FosterCity the perfect spot for an ice rink.Foster City recently acquiredabout 2.6 acres of land from SanMateo County near the Werder Pieradjacent to State Route 92 on thecity’s western edge and is seekingpublic input on how the land shouldbe used.Ice Center officials recently
Ice Center says WerderPark perfectfor new rink
Property owner wants to closecurrent Bridgepointe location
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DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
There are a number of refrigera-tors at Burlingame-based CALLPrimrose,many filled with foodwhich will soon go to those whoneed a little help.Typically,the offerings for meatare limited to chicken or groundturkey. That’s changed in the lastyear.Each year,about 40 percent of thefood produced for people to eat inthe United States goes to waste.Second Harvest Food Bank of SantaClara and San Mateo counties isworking to get some of that foodinto the hands of those who need itwith its Grocery Rescue program.Through the agreements betweenSecond Harvest,local grocery storesand partner agencies in the foodbank’s network,thousands of pounds of food are being rescuedeach month instead of going towaste.CALL Primrose is coming up onits one-year anniversary with havingsuch a partnership with the MillbraeLucky Supermarket.“It really helps,said Watts,adding it’s provided consistentdonations throughout the year aswell as a variety of meat and breadto offer clients.Normally,there are few options togive people. With a variety of foodcoming in,Watt can offer peoplemore choice in what they takehome. Also,it’s easier to match foodwith family size so larger portionsof meat go to big families while
Rescuing groceries for others
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CALL Primrose Executive Director Mary Watt shows the variety of meat she now has access to through theSecond Harvest Grocery Rescue program,which partners the Burlingame nonprofit with the Millbrae LuckySupermarket.
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Comedian GilbertGottfried is 58.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1993
A gun battle erupted at a religious com-pound near Waco,Texas,when Bureauof Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearmsagents tried to arrest Branch Davidianleader David Koresh on weaponscharges; four agents and six Davidianswere killed as a 51-day standoff began.
“Education is learning what youdidn’t even know you didn’t know.” 
— Daniel J.Boorstin,American educator (1914-2004)
Hall of Fame autoracer MarioAndretti is 73.Actor John Turturro is 56.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea.
Thursday:
Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Highs around 60.North winds 5 to 10 mph...Becoming north-west 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night:
Clear. Lows in the mid40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
:Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwinds around 5 mph.
Friday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
:Partly cloudy. Highs around 60.
Saturday night and Sunday
:Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Sunday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Monday
:Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Monday night:
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.02 LuckyStar in first place;No.03 Hot Shot in secondplace;and No.04 Big Ben in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:44.42.
(Answers tomorrow)BRISK VAULTREDUCE PARLAYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When the actress started appearing in com-mercials, she became a — “SELL-EBRITY”Now arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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In 1844,
a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as theship was sailing on the Potomac River,killing Secretary of StateAbel P. Upshur,Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and severalothers.
In 1861
,the Territory of Colorado was organized.
In 1911
,President William Howard Taft nominated William H.Lewis to be the first black Assistant Attorney General of theUnited States.
In 1942,
the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian lightcruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during theWorld War II Battle of Sunda Strait; both were sunk shortly aftermidnight.
In 1951,
the Senate committee headed by Estes Kefauver,D-Tenn.,issued an interim report saying at least two major crimesyndicates were operating in the U.S.
In 1953,
scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA.
In 1960,
a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games inSquaw Valley the United States won its first Olympic hockey goldmedal by defeating Czechoslovakia’s team,9-4.
In 1972,
President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier ZhouEnlai issued the Shanghai Communique,which called for nor-malizing relations between their countries,at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China.
In 1975,
more than 40 people were killed in London’sUnderground when a subway train smashed into the end of a tun-nel.
In 1983
,the long-running TV series “M-A-S-H”ended after 11seasons on CBS with a special 2 1/2-hour finale that was watchedby an estimated 121.6 million people.Producer Saul Zaentz is 92. Architect Frank Gehry is 84. ActorGavin MacLeod is 82. Actor Don Francks is 81. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 74. Actor Frank Bonner is 71. ActressKelly Bishop is 69. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 66. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 65. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 65. ActressBernadette Peters is 65. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 65.Actress Ilene Graff is 64. Nobel Prize-winning economist PaulKrugman is 60. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 57.Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 56. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 52.Actress Maxine Bahns is 44. Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 44.Rock singer Pat Monahan is 44.
Zoo’s bald eaglecaptured after three days
A radio transmitter and then a feast of quail and mouse led to the capture of aCalifornia zoo’s bald eagle after threedays on the lam.The Palo Alto Junior Museum andZoo’s tame 24-year-old bald eagleSequoia was enjoying her daily exerciseSaturday at a park when strong windsspooked her.Instead of returning to handlers,sheflew north and roosted in Menlo Park.Sequoia was tracked Monday to aRedwood City tree.The famished bird finally dropped fromher perch to the arm of trainer JohnFlynn,who rewarded her with a quail andmouse feast.Sequoia ventured out on her own eighttimes while at the San Francisco Zoo. She joined the Palo Alto zoo last year.
‘Tanning mom’:Life‘living hell,’I’m moving
NUTLEY,N.J. — A New Jerseywoman widely known as “the tanningmom”is celebrating a grand jury’srefusal to indict her on a charge sheunlawfully let her 5-year-old daughterinto a tanning booth.Patricia Krentcil addressed reportersoutside her Nutley home Tuesday nightby yelling:“cha-ching!Prosecutorsannounced earlier in the day she nolonger faced a child endangermentcharge.She says her life has been “a livinghell”and she plans to move to London fora year to decompress while her husbandand kids stay in New Jersey.Krentcil became a tabloid sensationbecause of her own deep tan and pro-fessed love of tanning. She says “tanningis not a crime”and she’ll keep at it.Asked what she learned from the wholeepisode,she replied,“People suck.
Lions,bears removedfrom gangster’s property
BUCHAREST,Romania — A manknown as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has beenindicted for leading a fearsome criminalgang,but the public seems to be moreinterested in his pets:four lions and twobears.Ion Balint — his real name — had longbeen known to have an affinity for wildbeasts in his home.“You said I fed men to the lions?”Balint was recorded saying on a video-tape as he rode away from prison on ablack stallion in 2010. “Why don’t youcome over and I’ll give you some lions!”Authorities won’t confirm that the lionsand bears were used to intimidate rivals athis high-walled and heavily guardedestate in the poorest part of Bucharest.The compound also contained less fear-some beasts,including thoroughbredhorses and canaries.Balint,48,a stocky man with a mus-tache and a receding hairline,oftenappears dressed in T-shirts and tracksuits.The Romanian news media were awashin unconfirmed reports about Balint’sexcesses,reporting that he used the lionsand bears to intimidate rivals and that hishouse contained a torture chamber.His son-in-law,Marius Vlad,told theAssociated Press on Wednesday that thereports were false.“Many untruths are being reported,”hesaid.Bystanders and relatives who gatherednear the gates of the estate describedBalint as a good neighbor and an animallover,and said they weren’t bothered byroaring lions.“We can hear them every day,but onlywhen they’re hungry or the female is inheat,said Gabriela Ionescu,36,clutch-ing her toddler daughter’s hand. “Theydon’t disturb us at all.”Authorities allege that Balint and hisbrother Vasile headed a criminal network which controlled much of the underworldactivity in Bucharest,a city of 2 million.Some 400 police and detectives wereinvolved in the investigation which led tothe arrest last week of 67 suspects,including the Balint brothers.In 2009,Balint was convicted of human trafficking,violence and pimping,and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Thatwas reduced to six years,but Balint wasfree after a year.
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Robbery
. Passports,iPad and jewelry werestolen from a residence on the first block of DStreet before 5:59 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 21.
Disorderly conduct.
A man was arrested fordrinking vodka while pushing a shopping cartat a cafe on El Camino Real before 11:36 p.m.on Wednesday,Feb. 20.
Suspicious circumstances.
A man driving aPorsche took pictures of a woman feeding catson Middlefield Road before 10:03 p.m. onWednesday,Feb. 20.
Shoplifting
. A person was arrested forshoplifting on Walnut Street before 4:04 p.m.on Wednesday,Feb. 20.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
Disturbance
. A bartender was groped by anintoxicated customer on Grand Avenue before11:52 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
Vandalism
. Juveniles were seen throwingeggs on El Camino Real before 11:41 p.m. onMonday,Feb. 18.
Suspicious circumstances
. A motorcycletrailer was dragged 25 feet from where theowner parked it on Third Lane before 10:20p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
Arrest
. A intoxicated man was arrested afterhe groped two people on Cypress Avenuebefore 7:40 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
Fight
. Two men were punching each other onAvalon Drive before 4:42 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
Police reports
Asleep at the wheel
A man passed out in his vehicle whilestopped at a red light on El Camino Realand Oak Avenue in Redwood City before7:18 p.m. on Wednesday,Feb. 20.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The golden years of 88-year-old AlbertKorn were “sadly reduced to exhibit boxesand evidence envelopes”rather than dignityand well-earned retirement because TylerJames Hutchinson beat him severely beforemaking off in the Belmont man’s Jaguar with jewelry and his wallet,a prosecutor told jurorsyesterday during closing arguments in thetransient’s murder trial.“At his core,the defendant is just a thief who cares more about property than people,”prosecutor Morris Maya said.Maya asked jurors to convict Hutchinson,25,of felony murder — first-degree murderduring the commission of another felony,namely burglary or robbery — which wouldsend him to prison for life without parole.Jurors do not need to think that Hutchinsonmeant to kill or even harm Korn,just that hisactions led to a death.Hutchinson beat Korn so severely with hisfists during a June 2,2009 home invasion rob-bery he died two weeks later and a verdict of anything less would be an “injustice,Mayasaid.But defense attorney Jim Thompson,whocalled no witnesses,told jurors the evidenceproving Hutchinson broke into the Hallmark Drive home or was even seen in the area wascircumstantial. He also said there are ques-tions of whether Korn’s fatal brain injury thatled to a coma and eventual death were causedby his client’s alleged blows because thehematoma was on the side rather than thefront or back of the head.“Just because a scenario is plausible,does-n’t make it true,”Thompson said.Thompson didn’t out-right declare Hutchinsonnot guilty but asked the jury to question if the pros-ecution proved its casebeyond a reasonable doubt.“The answer to thatquestion,I believe is no,”Thompson said.According to Maya’scase,Korn was at home alone the afternoon hedied,his wife having left for the PeninsulaJewish Community Center and his grown sonmaking a run to The Home Depot for addressnumbers around 3:17 p.m. Matthew Kornfound his injured father in the kitchen andthought initially the man had fallen and called911. He would later slip into a coma and staythat way until removed from life support. Hisinjuries from repeated blunt force includedfacial trauma,internal bruising,brain injuryand a blown pupil,Maya said while display-ing graphic photos of an injured Korn for jurors.Inside the home,investigators found a win-dow open with its screen removed,the officeand master bedroom ransacked,blood andteeth knocked from Korn and a bloody tank top with DNA matching Korn. Maya saidHutchinson encountered Korn in the officeafter looking through other rooms,beat theman,then continued to steal before fleeing inthe car with the music blaring. The car waslater abandoned with Hutchinson’s DNA andfingerprints inside and the jewelry has neverbeen recovered.Hutchinson was arrested in Yolo Countyafter a series of similar home invasion rob-beries that began just days after Korn’s beat-ing. When interviewed by Belmont police,Korn claimed no involvement.According to Morris,the recorded interviewindicated Hutchinson said once,“I ain’t brokeinto no house.Another time,“I can’t tell youI was in Belmont because I wasn’t in Belmont.I was up here.”But,Maya told jurors,“an awful lot of hisDNA was in Belmont. An awful lot of his fin-gerprints were in Belmont.”Jurors began deliberations Wednesday after-noon. They can find Hutchinson not guilty orguilty of first-degree or second-degree murderor involuntary manslaughter. Hutchinson isalso charged with robbery,burglary and thespecial allegations of great bodily injury andcommitting felony murder.Prosecutors opted not to seek the deathpenalty in part because of questions overHutchinson’s mental fitness which also led tohis committal at Napa State Hospital afterbeing convicted in Yolo County and prior tobeginning trial in San Mateo County.He remains in custody without bail.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102.
 Jury weighing fatal beating case
 Transient on trial for death of Belmont man,88
TylerHutchinson
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
Burlingame High School Principal ChrisHolleran will resign at the end of the currentschool year,June 30,he announcedWednesday.Holleran,who lives in Santa Rosa,cited adesire to work closer to home.“For the last 12 years,he wrote in a pre-pared statement sent out yesterday,“I’veworked in either Marin County or San MateoCounty. It’s time to reduce that commute.”Scott Laurence,San Mateo Union HighSchool District superintendent,thankedHolleran for his years at Burlingame andnoted that a process to replace him hasbegun.Holleran took the helm at Burlingame in2008 leaving a position as principal atTamalpais High School in Mill Valley. At thetime of his hiring,the district said Holleran’sability to improve a program that was alreadygood had made him an attractive candidate forthe position.
Burlingame High School’sprincipal to resign June 30
 
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