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March 21, 2013 edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal
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11/12/2013

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
March 21,2013
Vol XII,Edition 185
LIMITINGACCESS?
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A GOODSYSTEMFORSEEDLINGS
SUBURBAN LIVING PAGE 17
PROPOSAL WOULD CHARGE $10 TO SEARCH COURTRECORDS
Gold, Jewelry,Diamonds
Sliver & Coins
 WE BUY
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Shifting adult school services inCalifornia to community colleges,as proposed by the governor,wasrejected by an Assembly committeethat instead wants the programrevamped.In January,Gov. Jerry Brownreleased a budget that focused oneducation reform including a newfunding formula,called LocalControl Funding. It also proposedputting the responsibility to offeradult education with communitycolleges rather than K-12 districts,which currentlyoversees theprogram. OnTuesday,theAssemblyBudgetSubcommitteeon EducationFinance took aunanimous,bipartisan voteto not shift adult education respon-sibility. Instead,the committeethought adult education should bereworked.Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla,D-Concord,who chairs theAssembly Budget Subcommittee onEducation Finance,was quoted inthe Sacramento Bee as being con-cerned that Brown’s adult educationproposal would result in additionalcuts.“We want to send a message thatadult education needs to be rebuilt.But,we don’t want to in any waylead to further undermining of thoseprograms,she told the Bee.Locally,education leaders werehappy about the vote.James Lianides,Sequoia UnionHigh School District superintend-
Assembly committee rejects shifting adult school
Gov.proposes having community college districts manage programs as part of funding revamp
By David Espo
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The Senateapproved legislation Wednesday tolock in $85 billion in widely decriedspending cuts aimed at restrainingsoaring federal deficits — and toavoid a government shutdown just aweek away. President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats rejecteda call to reopen White House toursscrapped because of the tightenedspending.Federal meat inspectors werespared furloughs,but more than 100small and medium air traffic facili-ties were left exposed to possibleclosure as the two parties alternatelyclashed and cooperated over propos-als to take the edge off across-the-board spending cuts that took effecton March 1.Final House approval of the meas-ure is likely as early as Thursday.Obama’s signature is a certainty,meaning the cuts will remain in
Senate OKs$85B in cuts,no shutdown
House approval of the measurecould occur as early as Thursday
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
A heightened police presence willbe seen on the campus of AragonHigh School in San Mateo todayafter San Mateo police received athreat to the school via a socialmedia site,a police sergeant saidWednesday.Police were notified Wednesdaymorning of a rambling threat thatappeared on a Facebook Anonymous “confessions”page.San Mateo police officers and detec-tives went to the school to investi-gate the threat and provide increasedsafety to the high school,which islocated on Alameda de las Pulgas in
Online threat directed at AragonHigh School prompts full response
HEATHER MURTAGH/DAILY JOURNAL
A group of students listens during an English class at the San Mateo AdultSchool.Over half the students who use the services take part in Englishclasses,said Director Larry Teshara.
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More than 200 exhibitors arecurrently showing their productsat the San Francisco Flower andGarden Show at the San MateoCounty Event Center throughSunday.The event features gardendisplays,an edible garden,cookingdemonstrations,rare plants andorchids.Tickets for the event are$20 with children under 16admitted for free.Parking is $10. The show starts at 10 a.m.andends at 7 p.m.except Sunday,when the show ends at 6 p.m.Formore information visitwww.sfgardenshow.com.
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March 21,2013
THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Actor MatthewBroderick is 51.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1963
The Alcatraz federal prison island inSan Francisco Bay was emptied of itslast inmates and closed at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
“History is principally the inaccurate narrationof events which ought not to have happened.” 
— Ernest Albert Hooten,American (1887-1954)
Actor GaryOldman is 55.Comedian-talk show host RosieO’Donnell is 51.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
A plastinated human body,part of ‘The Human Body’exhibition,is seen during a media tour at Antipa Museum in Bucharest,Romania.
Thursday
:Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Highs in the upper50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday night:
Mostly clear. Breezy.Lows around 40. Northwest winds 20 to 30mph...Becoming north 10 to 20 mph aftermidnight.
Friday:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Friday night:
Clear. Lows around 40. Northwest windsaround 20 mph...Becoming 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
Saturday
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday night through Sunday night:
Mostly clear. Lowsin the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday and Monday night:
Partly cloudy. Highs in theupper 50s. Lows in the lower 40s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold,No.10,in first place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:46.63.
(Answers tomorrow)JUICYBLAZE PIMPLE VIRTUEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The pizza maker’s award-winning slice wona — “PIECE” PRIZENow 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 1556,
Thomas Cranmer,the former Archbishop of Canterbury,was burned at the stake for heresy.
In 1685,
composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born inEisenach,Germany.
In 1804,
the French civil code,or the “Code Napoleon”as itwas later called,was adopted.
In 1871
,journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expe-dition in Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary DavidLivingstone.
In 1907,
U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect Americanlives and interests in the wake of political violence.
In 1940,
a new government was formed in France by PaulReynaud,who became prime minister,succeeding EdouardDaladier.
In 1944,
Charles Chaplin went on trial in Los Angeles,accusedof transporting former protegee Joan Barry across state linesfor immoral purposes. (Chaplin was acquitted,but later lost apaternity suit despite tests showing he wasn’t the father of Barry’s child.)
In 1960,
about 70 people were killed in Sharpeville,SouthAfrica,when police fired on black protesters.
In 1965,
civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. MartinLuther King Jr. began their third,successful march from Selmato Montgomery,Ala.
In 1972,
the Supreme Court,in Dunn v. Blumstein,ruled thatstates may not require at least a year’s residency for voting eli-gibility.
In 1985,
police in Langa,South Africa,opened fire on blacksmarching to mark the 25th anniversary of Sharpeville; thereported death toll varied between 29 and 43.
In 1990,
Namibia became an independent nation as the formercolony marked the end of 75 years of South African rule.Violinist-conductor Joseph Silverstein is 81. ActressKathleen Widdoes is 74. Actress Marie-Christine Barrault is69. Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is68. Actor Timothy Dalton is 67. Singer Eddie Money is 64.Rock singer-musician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 63.Rock musician Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Russell Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics) is 62.Comedy writer-performer Brad Hall is 55. Actress SabrinaLeBeauf is 55. Rock musician Jonas “Joker”Berggren (Ace of Base) is 46. Rock MC Maxim (Prodigy) is 46. Rock musicianAndrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) is 45.
Cops:Guard shot fingertrying to remove ring
PITTSBURGH — A federal prisonguard has been charged with shootinghis own finger in a drunken attempt toremove his wedding ring during an argu-ment with his wife at their northwesternPennsylvania home,police said.A criminal complaint said Bradfordpolice were called just before 9 p.m.March 2 and were met by AlfredoMalespini III,31,who told officers hewas “trying to get rid of his weddingringand decided to “shoot it off.TheBradford Era first reported the shootingon Friday.The gunshot badly mangledMalespini’s finger,but didn’t remove thering,police said.At the time of the shooting inBradford,which is near the New York border about 130 miles northeast of Pittsburgh,Malespini was employed as alieutenant at the Federal CorrectionalInstitution-McKean,a medium securityprison a few miles away.Vicky Moser,the executive assistantat the prison,said she could confirmonly that Malespini remains employedas a lieutenant at the prison,but couldnot comment as to whether he’s beensuspended or has otherwise takenleave.Bradford police Lt. Steve Caskey toldthe Associated Press that he wasn’t sureof Malespini’s employment status,but“as far as we know,he is still seekingtreatment in Erie.”Malespini was taken to UPMC Hamothospital where he was treated for thegunshot wound and also for mental oremotional issues,Caskey said.Police have been called to theMalespini residence a “couple times”previously for domestic disputes,butCaskey said he doesn’t believeMalespini had ever been charged with acrime before.On the day of the shooting,Malespini“had been drinking quite heavilythroughout the day and he and his wifehad been arguing throughout the dayabout an affair he had had severalmonths ago,Caskey said.Malespini has been charged with dis-orderly conduct and was cited for firinga weapon within city limits but also ischarged with reckless endangerment,asecond-degree misdemeanor punishableby up to two years in prison. That’sbecause the bullet Malespini fired couldhave endangered someone else,Caskeysaid.“He was out on his back deck,he wasoutside...the bullet could have been firedin a direct line with neighbor’s houses,”Caskey said.Nobody else was hurt in the shooting,and Malespini was neither armed norconfrontational when police arrived.“The weapon was still there,but it wasnot in his possession. It was lying on thekitchen counter,Caskey said. “Therewere never any threats to any officers.”
Mad about him:Hamma fan of Timberlake’s style
BEVERLY HILLS “Mad Men”star Jon Hamm is going mad over JustinTimberlake’s suit and tie — the song andthe singer’s style.“I’m a big fan of Justin Timberlake,”Hamm said in a recent interview. “I think he’s a trendsetter,as they say. But he’salways been kind of a natty dresser.”The 42-year-old actor,who says he hasan “appreciation for fashion,returns aswomanizing adman Don Draper whenseason six premieres April 7 on AMC.Seeing “Mad Men”style infiltrate popculture — from Taylor Swift’s modminidress on the March cover of Ellemagazine to Timberlake’s ode to oldHollywood glamour with his latest hit,“Suit & Tie,is the ultimate complimentfor Hamm.“It’s nice that our show has had thatsort of serendipitous resonance withfashion,he said. “I think it’s great. Ithink it’s really cool.”As for Timberlake,Hamm believes thepop star is “a very fashion-forward kindof guy,although the Grammy winner isguilty of at least one “fashion don’t.”“That one unfortunate picture of himin that denim tuxedo excused,Hammsaid with a smile,referring toTimberlake’s all-denim ensemble at the2001 American Music Awards.
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REDWOOD CITY 
Disturbance
. Two men were seen drinking ata playground on Vera Avenue before 7:36 p.m.on Thursday,March 14.
Disturbance
. Five people were seen smokingmarijuana in the laundry room of an apartmentbuilding on Geneva Avenue before 5:43 p.m.on Thursday,March 14.
Theft
. Three bikes were stolen on HellerStreet before 4:35 p.m. on Thursday,March14.
Burglary
. Jewelry was stolen from a resi-dence on Turks Head Lane before 12:54 p.m.on Thursday,March 14.
SAN CARLOS
Petty theft.
Someone reported petty theft onthe 1500 block of El Camino Real before 6:28p.m. Wednesday,March 13.
Grand theft.
Someone reported a robbery onthe 500 block of Industrial Road before 1:01p.m. Tuesday,March 12.
Vandalism.
Property was vandalized on the600 block of Elm Street before 11:12 a.m.Tuesday,March 12.
Vandalism
. Property was vandalized on the1600 block of El Camino Real before 11:30a.m. Thursday,March 7.
Arson
. A case of arson was reported on the800 block of Chestnut Street before 9:09 a.m.Thursday,March 7.
Police reports
Cleaning up her act
An inappropriately dressed woman wasseen bathing in a rest room onMiddlefield Road in Redwood Citybefore 7:09 p.m. on Thursday,March 14.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
As any Cinderella knows,if the shoe fitswear it.And Oakland resident Alison Sooter plansto do that and more when the 17-year-oldtakes a dream come true trip to Paris for ashoe shopping spree after a stop at a SanCarlos shoe company’s international head-quarters for some design lessons and a fewpairs of flats.The well-heeled adventure comes courtesyof Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area whichprovides dreams for ill children. In Alison’scase,the prompt is Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Butwhile her illness may be the reason she isgoing to Paris now she is certainly not lettingit define her — or her vacation.As of Monday,Alison didn’t know toomuch about what to expect from her trip otherthan she was leaving Paris-bound from SanFrancisco International Airport on Saturdayfor a week of shoe shopping with her momand 14-year-old brother. What she was morecertain of was what kind of shoes she waslooking for.“Shoes for school and I kind of want shoesfor prom,she said,adding she is also in needof some black flats.After missing part of her senior year due toa difficult course of chemotherapy,Alison isenjoying being back in her regular routinewhich includes looking forward to prom andcompetitive swimming. She’s a little less flex-ible and gets tired sometimes during swimmeets but Alison said she’s been supported byan “awesome group of friends”and is back inthe swing of things.Alison isn’t sure if anyone other than adultsknow about her Parisian plans but joked if herfriends knew they’d “be excited for me butalso secretly jealousbecause they’d want togo.”A friend’s trip to Parisand the allure of the Cityof Lights — “It’s always aparty theme,a Night inParis,she said. “It’s theplace you think of whenyou think of Europe”added to Alison’s lifelongdesire to visit but she never thought she’d gountil much later in life.In the meantime,she honed her shoe desirewith trips to Nordstrom Rack to fill up cartsand try on possible additions to her closet.Unique and “funny-looking”shoes catch hereye although she doesn’t know if she couldpull them off. Her collection includes a pair of UGGs,a lot of moccasins and even slip-onTom’s although her narrow feet make thosechallenging,she said.Currently,she owns 21 pairs of shoesalthough she concedes they don’t all get regu-lar use.“You can’t wear high heels all the time,”sheexplains.After Friday,she will have a few more pairs.Prior to departure with her mom and 14-year-old brother William,Alison is heading to SanCarlos to meet with the founder and designdirector of LUV shoes. The company’s inter-national headquarters are in San MateoCounty and CEO Michael Toschi and DesignDirector Caroline Cecil will show her shoedesign and creation from start to finish forboth his high-end leather men’s footwear lineand the more mass market LUV.Toschi said she’ll see how inspirationbecomes reality all the way through samplesand approval.“She’ll know more about shoes than 99 per-cent of people,Toschi said.If Alison is excited about her trip,Toschimight be equally stirred up about her visit tolearn about his world of shoe design.“The real joy comes from giving and onFriday it will be just as much about me havinga good experience,he said. “It’s like a gift tous and I think she’s going to have a lot of funhere.”Toschi’s connection to Make-A-WishGreater Bay Area is proof of the “serendipityand magic”the nonprofit brings about,saidExecutive Director Patricia Wilson.Wilson and Toschi struck up a conversationon an airplane and,by the time it landed,hewas on board as its newest partner. The nextday,Wilson mentioned the encounter to herstaff and the program director mentioned forthe first time in 14 years there was a wishinvolving shoes.The missions of both the company andMake-A-Wish align well,Toschi said.“If you’re a child that is dying or ill yourbest weapon is motivation and hope and beinginspired to live,he said. “And our company’sphilanthropic section believes inspiration isthe greatest gift you can give another person.”But the giving doesn’t stop there. Toschisaid Alison will be outfitted with a few pairsfor walking around Paris and visiting its land-marks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.Maybe she’ll get those black flats after all.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102.
Au revoir Bay Area,bonjour Paris
Local shoe designer helps in teen’s shopping wish
Alison Sooter

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