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12/29/2013

 
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
‘PEACE IS POSSIBLE’
WORLD PAGE 7
‘CROODS’BRISKANDBEAUTIFUL
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 16
OBAMA PRODS BOTH ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS TO RETURN TO LONG-STALLED NEGOTIATIONS
 
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856 North Delaware St.San Mateo, CA 94401
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Three years,two elections,and one SupremeCourt decision after PresidentBarack Obama signed theAffordable Care Act,its promise ohealth care for the uninsured may bedelayed or undercut in much of thecountry becauseof entrenchedopposition frommanyRepublican stateleaders.In half thestates,mainlyled byDemocrats,offi-cials are racing deadlines to connectuninsured residents to coverage nowonly months away. In others it’s asif “Obamacare— signed Mar. 23,2010 — had never passed.Make no mistake,the federal gov-ernment will step in and create newinsurance markets in the 26 mostlyred states declining to run their own.Just like the state-run markets inmostly Democratic-led states,thefeds will start signing up customersOct. 1 for coverage effective Jan. 1.But they need a broad cross-sectionof people,or else the pool will bestuck with what the governmentcalls the “sick and worried”— thecostliest patients.Insurance markets,or exchanges,are one prong of Obama’s law,pro-viding subsidized private coveragefor middle-class households whocurrently can’t get their own. Theother major piece is a Medicaidexpansion to serve more low-income people. And at least 13states have already indicated theywill not agree to that.
Health law anniversary finds two Americas
Affordable Care Act may be delayed or undercut in much of the country because of entrenched opposition
End in sightfor mosquitodistrict case
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Despite a number of chargesbeing dismissed,the former financedirector at the county’s mosquitodistrict still faces 10 counts allegingshe embezzled more than $400,000,some of which was used to pay herlegal bill in an earlier and unrelatedembezzlement from an employer.Judge Jonathan Karesh dismisseda number of counts — related toembezzlement by a public officerand the allegations of destroyingpublic records — against 62-year-old Jo Ann Dearman yesterday,Chief Deputy District AttorneyKaren Guidotti said. Dearman,whowas allowed to post $250,000 bailafter proving the money was not theproduct of eitherthat allegedcrime or previ-ous thefts forwhich she wasimprisoned,stillfaces 10 substan-tial charges,saidGuidotti.She is dueback in court fora pre-trial meet-ing Friday,March 29 with trial set tobegin April 29. However,defenseattorney Geoff Carr told the courtThursday that his client will pleadguilty and not go to trial.“We always said she’d admit guiltfrom the beginning,said Carr,whoadded it was just a matter of getting
Former finance chief expected to plead guilty on 10charges related to embezzlement of public money
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San FranciscoGiants fans stood inline to have theirpictures taken withthe team’s twoWorld Seriestrophies at SanMateo City Hallyesterday.Fans werealso able to shop forgear outside CityHall from a mobileGiants Dugoutstore.
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BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE
A threat made to a San Mateo high schoolwent unfulfilled Thursday,as the final bellrang and students left for the day.Aragon High School’s day came to a closeshortly before 1:30 p.m. and was a normalschool day,San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norrissaid.Heading into the school day,however,SanMateo police could be found in and around thecampus investigating a threat made through asocial media site this week,and ensuring thestudents’safety.An undisclosed number of uniformed andplainclothes police officers patrolled the
‘Abundance of caution’at AragonHigh School after online threat
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
More spots for the Spanish-immersion pro-gram in Redwood City schools will be openedthis fall under a board-approved plan to opena satellite location at Selby Lane ElementarySchool.Demand has been growing for the programcurrently offered at Adelante SpanishImmersion Elementary School. Now,a satel-lite program will open at Selby Lane,allowingthe Spanish-immersion program to slowlygrow to serve students in kindergarten through
Expansion set for Spanishimmersion program this fall
Redwood City school board approves satellite location at Selby Lane
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SPORTSPAGE 11
Friday
March 22,2013
Vol XII,Edition 186
 
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March 22,2013
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CNN newscasterWolf Blitzer is 65.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1963
The Beatles’debut album,“PleasePlease Me,was released in the UnitedKingdom by Parlophone.
“Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” 
— Joseph Joubert,French moralist (1754-1824)
Actor WilliamShatner is 82.Actress ReeseWitherspoon is 37.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
A bodysurfer punches through a wave at the Ehukai sandbar near the surf break known as ‘Pipeline’on the North Shore of Oahu,Hawaii.
Friday:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.North winds 5 to 15 mph...Becoming north-west 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night:
Clear. Lows around 40.North winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.Northeast winds around 5 mph...Becomingwest in the afternoon.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Monday through Tuesday:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper50s. Lows in the lower 40s.
Tuesday night through Thursday:
Mostly cloudy. A chanceof rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.05California Classic in first place;No.07 Eureka insecond place;and No.10 Solid Gold in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:45.31.
(Answers tomorrow)MURKYGRIME COMEDYSTENCHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The technician forgot to change the android’spositronic brain. He needed a — “RE-MIND-ER”Now 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 1312,
Pope Clement V issued a papal bull ordering dissolu-tion of the Order of the Knights Templar.
In 1638
,religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelledfrom the Massachusetts Bay Colony for defying Puritan ortho-doxy.
In 1765,
the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765 toraise money from the American colonies,which fiercely resis-ted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year later.)
In 1820,
U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duelwith Commodore James Barron near Washington,D.C.
In 1894
,hockey’s first Stanley Cup championship game wasplayed; home team Montreal defeated Ottawa,3-1.
In 1933
,during Prohibition,President Franklin D. Rooseveltsigned a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2percent alcohol legal.
In 1941,
the Grand Coulee hydroelectric dam in Washingtonstate went into operation.
In 1943,
the Khatyn Massacre took place during World War IIas German forces killed 149 residents of the village of Khatyn,Belarus,half of them children.
In 1958,
movie producer Mike Todd,the husband of actressElizabeth Taylor,and three other people were killed in the crashof Todd’s private plane near Grants,N.M.
In 1978,
Karl Wallenda,the 73-year-old patriarch of “TheFlying Wallendas”high-wire act,fell to his death while attempt-ing to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in SanJuan,Puerto Rico.
In 1988,
both houses of Congress overrode President RonaldReagan’s veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act.
In 1993
,Intel Corp. unveiled the original Pentium computerchip.
Ten years ago:
Anti-war activists marched again in dozens of cities,marshaling well over 100,000 in Manhattan and some-times trading insults with backers of the U.S.-led war on Iraq.USA Today founder Allen H. Neuharth is 89. Composer-lyricistStephen Sondheim is 83. Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is83. Sen. Orrin Hatch,R-Utah,is 79. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 78.Actor-singer Jeremy Clyde is 72. Singer-guitarist George Bensonis 70. Writer James Patterson is 66. Composer Andrew LloydWebber is 65. Actress Fanny Ardant is 64. Sportscaster BobCostas is 61. Country singer James House is 58. Actress LenaOlin is 58. Singer-actress Stephanie Mills is 56. Actor MatthewModine is 54. Country musician Tim Beeler is 45. Actress AnneDudek is 38. Actor Cole Hauser is 38. Actress Kellie Williams is37. Rock musician John Otto (Limp Bizkit) is 36.
Good boy gone bad? JustinBieber’s adult problems
NEW YORK — In just four years,Justin Bieber has gone from fieldinginnocuous questionsabout his haircut todenying that he’s indesperate need of rehab. Bieber’sgrown up and intotabloid territory,withhis recent troublesmaking some ques-tion whether he’s justthe latest teen stargone wild.In what could have been his worstweek ever,the 19-year-old pop star strug-gled with his breathing and fainted back-stage at a London show,was taken to ahospital and then was caught on cameraclashing with a paparazzo. Days earlier,he was booed by his beloved fans whenhe showed up late to a concert.Those incidents come after photos of Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hitthe Web,and some headlines have sug-gested that the ultra-popular star is goingthrough a famous Britney Spears-stylemeltdown.Others suggest he’s struggling with amore common condition:being a teenag-er.Donnie Wahlberg,who was just 14when New Kids on the Block debuted onthe music scene in the late 1980s to wildfan craze,said he remembers the pressureand hard times that came with being ateen celebrity.“Justin Bieber’s making mistakes thateveryone makes and he’s probably tryingthings and exploring things that most kidshis age explore,but the problem is he’sgot 50 paparazzi chasing him aroundwhen he does it,”43-year-old Wahlbergsaid. “When we are 19 and 20,we think we can take on the world and we do for-get that there is a lot of life left to live infront of us,and hopefully he’ll getthrough these times and find his way intoa long career and a healthy adulthood.”Bieber,his manager and his motherdidn’t respond to interview requests forthis story. But the pressure was evident inthe days following his collapse backstageat the O2 Arena,as the Grammy-nomi-nated singer wrote on Instagram that he’ssick of the “countless lies in the press”and that he would not be heading torehab.“I’ve accomplished more than Icould’ve ever dreamed of,i’m 19 and itmust be scary to some people to think thatthis is just the beginning,he wrote. “I’ma good person with a big heart. ... All thisisn’t easy. I get angry sometimes. I’mhuman. I’m gonna make mistakes.”
Analysis:Despite ousterplans,Leno leads ratings
NEW YORK — Jay Leno and the“Tonight”show is one of the few remain-ing successful programs that NBC has onits network. So why would its executivesthink about getting rid of him?NBC has con-firmed that it is build-ing a new studio forJimmy Fallon at itsNew York headquar-ters but refuses tocomment on reportsthat Fallon is due toreplace Leno on aNew York-based“Tonight”show asearly as next year.With Leno already taking potshots atnetwork executives regularly in hismonologue,the network risks repeatingthe nightmare of 2010,when ConanO’Brien failed at “Tonight”and NBCbrought Leno back.“They seem to be making the samemistakes over and over again with a newregime,said Christine Becker,an associ-ate professor at Notre Dame Universityand author of the News For TV Majorsblog. “You kind of wonder what’s in thewater at NBC that is making them makethat decision.”On its face,such a move would seemlike a proactive strategy from NBC’s newcorporate owners at Comcast Corp.,known for its decisive decision-making.Leno,62,and his longtime rival DavidLetterman,65,are approaching the end of their long late-night reigns. Fallon,38and with his own late-night show gettingcritical acclaim,represents the next gen-eration. So does Jimmy Kimmel,45,atABC,and that network made the strategicchess move in January to give him thesame time slot as Leno and Letterman.
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SAN BRUNO
Stolen vehicle.
Someone reported their 1997green Honda was stolen on the 1200 block of Huntington Avenue before 8:05 a.m.Wednesday,March 20.
Petty theft.
Someone reported that theiramplifiers,stereo and cologne were stolenfrom their green Honda Acura Integra on the900 block of San Mateo Avenue before 3:27p.m. Tuesday,March 19.
Vandalism
. A police employee’s vehicle wasdamaged on the 1100 block of HuntingtonAvenue before 11:16 a.m. Tuesday,March 19.
Stolen vehicle.
Someone dropped off their1999 Toyota Siena for repairs on Feb. 22 andwas told it was now missing on the 1100 block of Montgomery Avenue before 12:55 p.m.Wednesday,March 13.
Burglary.
Someone reported their black 2005Cadillac Escalade passenger side window wassmashed on the 1200 block of El Camino Realbefore 8:47 p.m. Tuesday,March 12.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
Reckless driver.
A motorcyclist was seendriving in excess of 100 mph on Sister Citiesand Airport boulevards before 10:01 p.m. onSaturday,March 16.
Gun shots.
A person reported hearing four tosix gun shots on Gardiner Avenue before 9:21p.m. on Saturday,March 16.
Arrest.
A person was arrested on an outstand-ing warrant on Sister Cities and Airport boule-vards before 8:25 p.m. on Saturday,March 16.
Arrest
. A man was arrested after threateningto have his neighbor beat up on El CaminoReal before 12:48 p.m. on Saturday,March 16.
Burglary
. $540 was stolen from an unlockedvehicle on Shaw Road before 10:13 a.m. onSaturday,March 16.
Police reports
Crop circles?
An unknown person has been enteringsomeone’s yard and stomping a circle inthe middle of her lawn on the 700 block of Mills Avenue in San Bruno before11:18 a.m. Tuesday,March 12.
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Mark and Kimberly Klaiber were given 30days to clear their yard of debris in SanMateo’s Shoreview neighborhood and spentthe past month with help from volunteersmaking several dump runs in an effort to com-ply with a court-ordered preliminary injunc-tion.The couple was previously ordered tovacate their home as the city asked the court todeclare the property on Lindbergh Street a“continuing public nuisance.A judge ruled in February that the couplehad to clean up the front and backyard of thehome within 30 days and if the family doesnot clean up the mess,the city will completethe work through a contractor and bill thefamily,according to the preliminary injunc-tion.The time for voluntary compliance hasexpired,however,and the city can nowarrange for a vendor to complete the work.The Klaibers have yet to hear from the city,however,and are not sure whether all the work they have done will be enough to comply withthe court order.Although the family cleared much debrisfrom the front yard,there are still whatappears to be inoperable vehicles on the prop-erty,a possible violation of the preliminaryinjunction.Mark Klaiber once even lived in a tent infront the home while his family was previous-ly ordered to vacate it because of myriad codeenforcement problems.A judge ordered the tent removed from thefront of the property also and it is now gone,but other larger items,such as an old campertrailer and truck,are still parked in the drive-way.The city has had code enforcement issues at227 Lindbergh St. since at least since 1995,according to the City Attorney’s Office.In 2001,the owners began a constructionproject and,at least since 2006,the city hashad code enforcement issues with the proper-ty and sought to declare it a public nuisance.Some of the most recent code enforcementviolations the family were hit with include useof the property as a dumping ground; haz-ardous or unsanitary premises,debris,junk,garbage and vegetation accumulations on theproperty; fire hazards; excessive accumulationof storage,junk and/or debris on the property;inadequate exits,excessive accumulation of storage,junk creating potential safe egresshazard; and storage in public view,junk,debris,construction materials stored in publicview.
Two Oakland councilmembersaccused of breaking law
Oakland’s city auditor says two councilmembers broke city law by interfering with thebidding process for a major construction proj-ect.Courtney Ruby made the allegations againstlong-time council members Desley Brooks andLarry Reid in a report released on Thursday.Ruby said Brooks and Reid told the city’sredevelopment staff to seek a bid from a partic-ular construction company for a roughly $2 mil-lion contract involving the redevelopment of theformer Oakland Army Base.The councilmembers’preferred company didnot get the deal. Reid called the allegationsagainst him “a flat-out lie.”Brooks said sheraised concerns at a public meeting that staff had not opened the contract to competitive bid-ding,but did not interfere.Ruby said she intends to turn her findingsover to the Alameda County District Attorney’sOffice and the FBI.
Family cleans mess,but is it enough?
City of San Mateo set to decide if family can stay in house
 
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL
A San Mateo family was ordered by a judge last month to clean up their property or have thecity do it for them.The family cleared much debris from their Lindbergh Street home overthe past 30 days but they may still face fines or even be forced to vacate their home if the work was not enough to comply with a preliminary injunction.Left,is the house as it looked yesterday,and right,is how the yard looked in early January.
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