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April 13, 2013 Edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal
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01/06/2014

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Weekend
April 13-14,2013
Vol XII,Edition 205
KOREAN THREAT
WORLD PAGE 18
 
M-AGETSA BIG WIN
SPORTSPAGE 11
DEFIANCEISATVSHOWANDGAME
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 19
KERRY TAMPS ANXIETY OVER NORTH KOREAMISSILE POWER
By Sally Schilling
DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
For many folks,making the easytrip to the grocery store and pluck-ing that desired item off the shelf isnot enough anymore. Californiaconsumers are increasingly optingto buy directly from farmers.This growing demand for directexchangesbetween thefarmer and theconsumer hasled theDepartment of Food andAgriculture toestablish regula-tions for farm-ers’markets.A California Farmers’Marketcertification assures market goersthat the food being sold is actuallygrown on the farms represented.The direct marketing of agricul-tural products from small farms issomething Assemblyman RichGordon,D-Menlo Park,says thestate needs to encourage further. Heis proposing a certification processfor Community-SupportedAgriculture,or CSA.Like farmers’markets,CSAs aregrowing in number in California.Farmers can directly market theirfood to community members byallowing them to invest in a share of a farm in exchange for a portion of the farm’s yield. This farm sharecan come in the form of a regularproduce delivery basket or someother portion of an animal or crop.“More and more people have areal interest in being connected tothe source of their food,”saidGordon. “They want it to be as closeand local as possible,and
Bill seeks clarity on citizen-farmer partnerships
Gordon proposes Community-Supported Agriculture certification,protections
Developerseeks inputon 15 acres
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The New Home Company wants to hear from Foster Cityresidents about what amenities and features it would like to seein the senior housing project planned for the last big chunk of vacant land in the city — the 15 acres tucked between CityHall and the Peninsula Jewish Community Center.In October,the City Council picked Foster City CommunityPartners to build on the site,which it will purchase for $30million,and The New Home Company is acting as lead devel-oper for a senior residential community at the site with about400 units of housing and 30,000 square feet of retail space.TNHC officials have been working with the Foster CityChamber of Commerce,Lions,Rotary and 55+ clubs,theYouth Committee and other groups in the city to gather inputon what commercial businesses and site amenities residents
After theft,Facebook donatescomputers to elementaryschool
El Crystal victim of stolen equipment, jeopardizing its switch to tech focus
Senior housing communitymoves forward in Foster City
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Twenty refurbished MacBook Pros were donated to ElCrystal Elementary School after multiple computers werestolen from the San Bruno campus in March.On March 29,El Crystal Elementary School officials foundsomeone had cut through the gate,broken a window,gone into
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DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
More than a decade in the making,thePeninsula Museum of Art and thePeninsula Art Institute have found a newhome.The 18,000-square-foot Burlingamelocation serves as a mecca for localartists and the community at large. RuthWaters,the museum founder,chair andexecutive director,has been in the artcommunity since the 1960s. She andmembers of the Peninsula Art Councilgathered in 1997 to identify and assessthe absence of a museum and perform-ing arts center in San Mateo County,Waters said.Waters’dedicated dream was realizedin 2003 when the city of Belmontoffered a lease at the Manor House inTwin Pines Park. The small site servedas a stepping stone toward the new loca-tion nine times larger.“We think of Burlingame as the per-fect location for us and,in return,weexpect to be able to contribute a valuablecommunity cultural resource,Waterssaid.The museum and institute are com-prised of five gallery spaces,a library,aclassroom,a store and 28 workingartists’studios.Unlike many large-scale museumsfound in San Francisco,coveted work-space is available onsite for some of thefinest local artists. The studios are inhigh demand due to their accessibilityand affordable rent prices. Occupying
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Speedy Gonzalez had a cousin namedSlowpoke Rodriguez. He was the slow-est mouse in all of Mexico.***Voice actor Joe Dougherty originallydid the voice of Porky Pig. Doughertyreally had a stutter,however,he couldn’tcontrol it and it made production coststoo high. Mel Blanc (1908-1989) begandoing Porky Pig’s voice in 1937.***Daffy Duck had a wife named Daphne.In the 1955 cartoon short “Stork Naked,”a stork tries to deliver a duck-ling to Mr. and Mrs. Daffy Duck,butDaffy tries to stop him.***George Jetson worked for SpacelySprockets,owned by Cosmo G.Spacely. Spacely’s competitor was W.C.Cogswell,owner of the rival companyCogswell Cogs.***Bubbles,Blossom and Buttercup are thetrio that makes up the Powerpuff Girls.The girls were created in a laboratory bya concoction of sugar,spice,everythingnice and Chemical X. The chemical isthe source of the sister’s super powers.***More than 40 million Care Bear stuffedtoys were sold between 1983 and 1987.***Marion Ross (born 1928),of “HappyDays”fame,was the voice of GrandmaSquarepants in a 2001 episode of “Spongebob Squarepants.”***Do you know what the first cartoonseries on prime time television was?The year? See answer at end.***Underdog’s alter-identity wasShoeshine Boy. Whenever televisionreporter Sweet Polly Purebred was indistress,she called for Underdog’s help.“Underdog”aired from 1964 to 1973.***The Pink Panther cartoons began asopening segments for the Pink Pantherseries of movies,starring the bumblingInspector Clouseau,played by PeterSellers (1925-1980.)***Foghorn Leghorn,the obnoxious roosterwith a southern accent,was based onSenator Claghorn,a character from theFred Allen (1894-1956) radio show“Allen’s Alley”in the 1940s.***“Pac-Man”was a Saturday morning car-toon based on the popular video game.In the cartoon,which aired from 1982 to1984,Packy and his family werepestered by ghosts who were the min-ions of Mezmaron,a villain who wantedto rule the world.***Betty Boop made her first appearance inthe 1930 animated film “Dizzy Dishes.”Mae Questel (1908-1998) did the origi-nal voice of Betty Boop. Questel wasalso the voice of Popeye’s girlfriendOlive Oyl.***Shaggy’s full name is Norville Rogers.Scooby-Doo is Shaggy’s pet GreatDane.***Strawberry Shortcake was created as agreeting card character in 1978.***“Pinky and the Brain,(1995-1998) acartoon series about geneticallyenhanced lab mice that want to takeover the world,won an Emmy in 1996for Outstanding Achievement inAnimation.***In 1955,Mighty Mouse was the firstcartoon character ever to appear onSaturday morning television.***Hong Kong Phooey’s alter-identity wasPenrod Pooch,a janitor at a police sta-tion. When Penrod turned into kung fucrime-fighting Hong Kong Phooey,hissidekick Spot the cat usually got himout of trouble.***
 Answer
:The modern Stone Age family“The Flintstones”premiered on ABC in1960. The Flintstones was loosely based on “The Honeymooners”(1955-1956)starring Jackie Gleason (1916-1987).
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
FOR THE RECORD2
Weekend
April 13-14,2013
THEDAILYJOURNAL
The San Mateo Daily Journal
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Publisher:Jerry LeeEditor in Chief:Jon Mays
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As a public service,the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 200 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing.To submit obituaries,emailinformation along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com.Free obituaries are edited for style,clarity,length and grammar.If you would like to have an obituary printedmore than once,longer than 250 words or without editing,please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.
Actor Ron Perlmanis 63.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1943
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedi-cated the Jefferson Memorial inWashington,D.C.,on the 200thanniversary of the third American pres-ident’s birth.
“The excursion is the samewhen you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.” 
— Eudora Welty,American author (1909-2001)
Singer Al Green is67.Bandleader MaxWeinberg is 62.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Dany Torres of Spain competes during the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tours 2013 in Dubai.
Saturday
:Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming partly cloudy. Highs in thelower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in themid 40s. Northwest winds around 20 mphwith gusts to around 35 mph.
Sunday
:Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper50s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Sunday night:
Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows in the mid 40s.Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in theevening.
Monday:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday night through Friday:
Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lowsin the mid 40s. Highs near 60.
Saturday
:Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming part-ly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
(Answers Monday)ANNEX DRESS APATHYOBLIGEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:After seeing her former husband for the firsttime in years, she was not — “EX-SIGHTED”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.
ADRAWGAMIECHENRDROPOYL
©2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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In 1613,
Pocahontas,daughter of Chief Powhatan,was cap-tured by English Capt. Samuel Argall in Virginia and held inexchange for English prisoners and stolen weapons. (During ayearlong captivity,Pocahontas converted to Christianity andultimately opted to stay with the English. )
In 1742,
Handel’s “Messiah”had its first public performancein Dublin,Ireland.
In 1743,
the third president of the United States,ThomasJefferson,was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony.
In 1860,
the Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St.Joseph,Mo. to Sacramento in 10 days.
In 1861,
at the start of the Civil War,Fort Sumter in SouthCarolina fell to Confederate forces.
In 1912,
the Royal Flying Corps,a predecessor of Britain’sRoyal Air Force,was created.
In 1943,
Radio Berlin announced the discovery of thousands of graves of massacred Polish officers in Russia’s Katyn Forest;the Nazis blamed the killings on the Soviets,who in turnblamed the Nazis. (Post-Soviet Russia has acknowledged themassacre was carried out by Josef Stalin’s much feared secretpolice.)
In 1958,
Van Cliburn of the United States won the firstInternational Tchaikovsky Competition for piano in Moscow;Russian Valery Klimov won the violin competition.
In 1964,
Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in aleading role to win an Academy Award for “Lilies of the Field.”(Patricia Neal was named best actress for “Hud”; best picturewent to “Tom Jones.”)
In 1970,
Apollo 13,four-fifths of the way to the moon,wascrippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (Theastronauts managed to return safely.)Movie director Stanley Donen is 89. Former Sen. BenNighthorse Campbell,R-Colo.,is 80. Actor Lyle Waggoner is 78.Actor Edward Fox is 76. Actor Paul Sorvino is 74. Poet SeamusHeaney is 74. Movie-TV composer Bill Conti is 71. Rock musi-cian Jack Casady is 69. Actor Tony Dow is 68. Actor WilliamSadler is 63. Singer Peabo Bryson is 62. Bluegrass singer-musi-cian Sam Bush is 61. Rock musician Jimmy Destri is 59. Singer-musician Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 58. ComedianGary Kroeger is 56. Actress Saundra Santiago is 56. Sen. BobCasey Jr.,D-Pa.,is 53. Rock musician Joey Mazzola (Sponge) is52. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 50.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are CaliforniaClassis,No.5,in first place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in second place;and Lucky Charms,No.12,inthird place.The race time was clocked at 1:46.48.
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Weekend
April 13-14,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
CITY GOVERNMENT
• The
RedwoodCity PlanningCommission
willconsider a tentativemap and permits forthe
Classics atRedwood City
project which includes 18detached,single-family residences at 735Brewster Ave.,303/313 Fuller St. and 321Fuller St. The three-story units will beabove a partially subterranean parkingstructure with 35 stalls. As part of the pro-posal,the commercial office building onBrewster will be demolished while histori-cal homes on the other parcels will beremoved from the site.The Planning Commission meets 7 p.m.Monday,April 15 at City Hall,1017Middlefield Road,Redwood City.In October,the
Burlingame CityCouncil
wasn’t necessarily convinced rais-ing train tracks at Broadway is the way togo,but it supported seeking funds to makesome changes at the crossing. On Monday,the council will revisit the topic and consid-er giving staff direction in continuing to beprepared to qualify for funds.The council meets 7 p.m. Monday,April15 at City Hall,501 Primrose Road.
EDUCATION
On Tuesday,the
Millbrae ElementarySchool District Board of Trustees
will getback polling results about the public’s opin-ion about a future parcel tax.The board meets 7 p.m. Tuesday,April 16at City Hall,620 Magnolia Ave.,Millbrae.
SAN MATEO
Suspicious person.
Someone reported a per-son ringing her doorbell and then opening thefence to her backyard on the 100 block of Hobart Avenue before 3:18 p.m. Wednesday,April 10.
Burglary
. A rock was thrown through thewindow of a Pontiac Vibe and items werestolen on the 400 block of South Norfolk Street before 8:31 a.m. Wednesday,April 10.
Vandalism
. A man found a knife in his car tireon the 3000 block of Los Prados before 8:05p.m. on Monday,April 8.
Hit-and-run.
A store caught a hit-and-runaccident on video surveillance on the 1500block of South Claremont Street before 5:06p.m. on Monday,April 8.
Fraud
. Credit cards were used from a walletthat was stolen out of a locker room on the1800 block of South Grant Street before 12:41p.m. on Monday,April 8.
UNINCORPORATEDSAN MATEO COUNTY 
Suspended license.
A man was cited andreleased for driving with a suspended licenseon New Years Creek Road before 10:54 p.m.Tuesday,April 9.
Suspended license
. A man was cited and hisvehicle was towed for driving with a suspend-ed license at the intersection of Broadway andProspect Way before 9:45 p.m. Tuesday,April9.
Police reports
What would Jesus do?
A person appeared to be attempting tobreak into a car in a church parking lot onDolores Way in South San Franciscobefore 5:47 p.m. on Wednesday,April 3.
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Cheerleading isn’t traditionally thought of as a sport for guys,but two Sequoia HighSchool juniors found themselves loving thespirited group.This season,the Cherokees team took firstplace in the United Spirit Association HighSchool Nationals competition in the co-eddivision,which requires two or more guys tobe on the team. The competition,which hap-pened last month,was the icing on the cakefor two guys — 18-year-olds German Barajasand Lorenzo Bruni — who decided to givecheerleading a chance this year.“Cheering’s a family,”said Barajas. “I can’tlive without it. All the girls are like sisters.”Bruni,an exchange student from Italy,agreed. A gymnast,Bruni joined the team inthe fall in hopes of continuing to practice.Since joining,he said he formed strongerbonds,participated in a sport that doesn’t existin his home country and got a chance to prac-tice his English.Adding guys onto a squad often enhancesthe stunts. Last year,Sequoia’s squad had oneguy,not enough to move the team into the co-ed division. Barajas took that spot and hasenjoyed the challenges. When Bruni came on,the team entered a new division. Sequoia’scompetition squad is made up of membersfrom both the junior varsity and varsitysquads,said coach Stacy Morell. This year’sroutine was choreographed over the summer,before the squad knew they would be compet-ing in the co-ed division. As a result,it didn’treally highlight the boys,said Morell. Nowthe team is hoping to continue to grow thenumber of guys and become a stronger forcein the co-ed division,she said.Being that Barajas and Bruni were bothnew,neither knew what to expect when takingthe nationals stage in Southern California lastmonth. There was a team with seven guyswhich both boys mentioned intimidated them.But the win despite having fewer guysenlivened both juniors.“I’m excited for the whole team,saidBarajas.Bruni,who will be returning back to Italy,can’t continue on the team next year. Despitethat,he thinks more guys should give it a try.
heather@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Sequoia wins national cheer title
Addition of two boys adds new dimension to team
 
Sequoia High School’s cheerleading squad took first place in the United Spirit AssociationHigh School Nationals competition in the co-ed division.

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