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April 19, 2013 Edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal
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PLANTEXPLOSION
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PANTHERSBEATDONS
SPORTSPAGE 11
CREWS SEEK SURVIVORS,BODIES AFTER TEXAS BLAST
By Denise Lavoie and Adam Geller
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON — Plucking a couple of faces inbaseball caps out of a swarming crowd,theFBI zeroed in on two suspects in the BostonMarathon bombing and shared surveillance-camera images of themwith the worldThursday in hopes thepublic will help huntthem down.The somewhat blurrybut still detailed photosand video depict oneyoung man in a dark cap and another in awhite cap worn back-ward,both wearing backpacks and one walk-ing behind the other on the sidewalk near thefinish line as marathoners run by.The man in the white hat was seen settingdown a backpack at the site of the secondexplosion,said Richard DesLauriers,FBIagent in charge in Boston.“Somebody out there knows these individu-als as friends,neighbors,co-workers or fami-
FBI zero in on two suspects
Surveillance-camera images show people of interestin Boston bombing case
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe is askingcounty supervisors to approve rehiring a just-retired homicide prosecutor to aid in the trialof William Hamilton Ayres,the former promi-nent child psychologist whose prosecution formolesting former patients has stretched overseveral trials and led to a formal CaliforniaState Bar reprimand of the primary attorney.On Tuesday,the Board of Supervisors willconsider Wagstaffe’s request for up to$83,241.60 to re-employformer deputy districtattorney Al Giannini assecond chair to prosecutorMelissa McKowan in thetrial beginning May 13.The rate is equivalent tothe hourly rate of his for-mer position,according toWagstaffe.The funds will comefrom the already approved budget of theDistrict Attorney’s Office.Giannini retired inMarch after 34 years as aprosecutor in SanFrancisco and San Mateocounties. Gianninideferred comment on hisproposed return but,in areport to the Board of Supervisors,Wagstaffesaid his experience trying“complicated and high-profile”felonies and in jury selection necessi-tates his participation in Ayres’retrial.The request is not a sign of any lack of faithin McKowan,Wagstaffe said.“This shows great confidence in herbecause we are giving her assistance on thecollateral needs so she can focus on the pres-entation of evidence,”Wagstaffe said.Ayres,81,is charged with molesting sever-al former male patients under the guise of medical exams between 1988 and 1996although prosecutors alleged he abused manymore whose cases fell outside the statute of 
DA wants just-retired prosecutor back for Ayres
REUTERS
A man moves flowers to the center of a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings,in an attempt to expand it,on Boylston Street in Boston,Mass.
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By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A lawsuit stemming from a teacher abusecase in the Redwood City Elementary SchoolDistrict — a case the District Attorney’sOffice dropped last month — was filed againstthe district,teacher and aides Wednesday.Alexia Alika Bogdis,who was accused of abusing two autistic boys in her care as a spe-cial education teacher at RooseveltElementary School,was arrested in February2012. She faced five counts of child crueltyand four counts of battery on school grounds
District, teacher, aidessued over abuse case
Criminal charges dropped againstteacher,but parents file civil lawsuit
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Leo Padreddii,San Mateo County HarborCommission vice president and former SouthSan Francisco mayor,died Wednesday at theage of 83.Padreddii was reportedly hospitalized sinceDecember due to illness and a head injury.The Harbor Commission has exactly 60days to fill Padreddii’s vacancy or the SanMateo County Board of Supervisors will do soafter that time is up. If thecommission chooses toappoint,as it did followingthe 2012 death of commis-sioner Sally Campbell,theboard will issue a requestfor applications and con-duct interviews. The boardcould also call for a specialelection.
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Friday
April 19,2013
Vol XII,Edition 210
‘OBLIVION’:SLEEKSCI-FI THRILL RIDE
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 18
 
DA offers deal in fatalfire
The San Gregorio father accused of causing the 2004 house fire that killedhis two young sons nearly four yearsago pleaded no contest to involuntarymanslaughter the week of April 19,2008 after prosecutors conceded theycould not prove beyond a reasonabledoubt the blaze was not caused by any-thing other than humanhands.Charles EdwardSchuttloffel,Sr.,37,toothe negotiated plea ratherthan stand trial Aug. 28,2008 on twocounts of first-degree murder and arsonplus the special allegations of commit-ting multiple murder and arson causingmurder — charges that carried a manda-tory sentence of life in prison withoutparole.Instead,Schuttloffel faced a maxi-mum of four years in prison and was toreceive credit for time earned since hisarrest the prior March. Schuttloffel wasin custody on no-bail status since beingtaken into custody following a criminalgrand jury indictment.The afternoon of May 4,2004,Schuttloffel called 911 to report hishouse on the 900 block of SeasideSchool Road was up in flames. The fireburned out after five hours and the bod-ies of William Leonard “Billy”Schuttloffel,2,and Charles Edward“Charlie”Schuttloffel Jr.,3,were foundinside after the collapsed house.Schuttloffel allegedly told authorities anexplosion knocked him unconscious andthrew him from the house althoughinvestigators later ruled out the possibil-ity.
Google shares soar 20percent,record one-day gain
Google Inc.’s stock soared 20 percent April18,2008,restoring $28billion in shareholderwealth as Wall Streetrenewed its love affairwith the Internet searchleader after weeks of worry about anonline advertising slowdown.Driven by stellar first-quarter resultsthat surprised industry analysts,Googleshares surged $89.87 to finish at$539.41. It marked the biggest one-daygain since Google’s initial public stock offering in August 2004,leaving theshares at their highest closing pricesince January 2008.Google had lost favor with investorsas Web surfing data and the falteringU.S. economy raised concerns that peo-ple weren’t clicking as frequently on theInternet advertising links that generatemost of the Mountain View-based com-pany’s revenue.
Apartment rents stabilizing
The price of an apartment in SanMateo County was stabilizing,it wasreported the week of April 19,2008,after months of turmoil that spiked rentsas people left their homes for moreaffordable options.The first look at the 2008 rental mar-ket was mostly optimistic with rentsgrowing at a rate of .4 percent per quar-ter,according to the RealFacts quarterlyreport.Both Daly City and Belmont had twoof the county's highest apartment occu-pancy rates with some of the highestrents. Daly City had a 98.8 percentoccupancy rate with an aver-age rent of $1,591. Belmonthad a 97.4 occupancy ratewith an average rent of $1,474,according toRealFacts.
Students sue overBelmont school crash
Two of the 13 students injured duringan accident at Ralston Middle School in2007 filed lawsuits naming the driverwho lost control of his car,the city of Belmont and the school district seekingcompensation for medical expenses andgrief among other things,it was revealedthe week of April 19,2008.At approximately 12:30 p.m. May 2,2007 Redwood City resident Mauro Yanlost control of his sport-utility vehicleand plowed into a group of studentswaiting to board a SamTrans bus.The suit,filed April 9,2008,allegedbarriers between the parking lot and stu-dent loading area would have preventedthe tragedy.
From the archives highlights stories original-ly printed five years ago this week. It appearsin the Friday edition of the Daily Journal.
FOR THE RECORD2
Friday
April 19,2013
THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Actress KateHudson is 34.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1993
The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidiancompound near Waco,Texas,ended asfire destroyed the structure after federalagents began smashing their way in;dozens of people,including sect leaderDavid Koresh,were killed.
“There is a Law that man should love his neighbor ashimself.In a few hundred years it should be asnatural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait;but if he does not learn it he must perish.” 
— Alfred Adler,Austrian psychoanalyst (1870-1937)
Actor JamesFranco is 35. Tennis player MariaSharapova is 26.
Birthdays
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL
A small group gathered on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont yesterday to offer prayers for thosewho were killed or injured at the Boston Marathon Monday.They met at the Peace Pole near the chapel.Students also signeda card to be sent to the university’s sister school in Boston,Mass.
Friday
:Sunny in the morning then becom-ing partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night:
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog.Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to15 mph.
Saturday:
Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15mph.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear except patchy fog after mid-night. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
:Sunny. Highs around 70.
Sunday night and Monday
:Clear. Lows in the lower 50s.Highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Monday night through Tuesday night:
Mostly clear.
Local Weather Forecast
(Answers tomorrow)GRAND FROND SCENIC FEWESTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Tensions mounted between the lemonade sellerswhen neither of them would — STAND DOWNNow 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.
CUDENLROTLBURTAPSAUCAB
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In 1775,
the American Revolutionary War began with the bat-tles of Lexington and Concord.
In 1861,
a week after the Civil War began,President AbrahamLincoln authorized a blockade of Southern ports.
In 1912,
a special subcommittee of the Senate CommerceCommittee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic dis-aster.
In 1933,
the United States went off the gold standard.
In 1943,
during World War II,tens of thousands of Jews in theWarsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battleagainst Nazi forces.
In 1945
,the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel”opened on Broadway.
In 1951,
Gen. Douglas MacArthur,relieved of his Far Eastcommand by President Harry S. Truman,bade farewell in anaddress to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad:“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
In 1960,
South Korean students began an uprising that toppledthe government of President Syngman Rhee a week later. TheSouth West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) wasfounded in Namibia.
In 1973,
the science-fiction film “Soylent Green,”starringCharlton Heston,was released.
In 1982,
astronauts Sally K. Ride and Guion S. Bluford Jr.became the first woman and first African-American to betapped for U.S. space missions.
In 1995,
a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah FederalBuilding in Oklahoma City,killing 168 people.Actor Hugh O’Brian is 88. Actress Elinor Donahue is 76. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 71. Actor Tim Curry is 67.Pop singer Mark “Flo”Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is66. Actor Tony Plana is 61. Former tennis player Sue Barker is57. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 51. Recording execu-tive Suge Knight is 48. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 46.Actress Ashley Judd is 45. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 45. Latinpop singer Luis Miguel is 43. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 41.Actress Jennifer Taylor is 41. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux is39. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 32. Roots rock musicianSteve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 28.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,infirst place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;andHot Shot,No.3,in third place.The race time was1:46.07.
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MILLBRAE
Disturbance
. A person was detained for beingdrunk in public on the 200 block of TaylorBoulevard before 6:46 p.m. on Monday,April15.
Arrest
. A man was arrested for an outstandingwarrant for driving under the influence onAviador Avenue and Hillcrest Boulevard before2:13 a.m. on Sunday,April 14.
Drugs
. A person was cited for being in posses-sion of a controlled substance on MillbraeAvenue and Broadway before 7:25 a.m. onSaturday,April 13.
Grand theft.
A motorcycle was stolen on the1100 block of Fernood Drive before 10:25 p.m.on Friday,April 12.
Arrest
. A woman was arrested for an outstand-ing warrant on El Camino Real before 8:52 p.m.on Friday,April 12.
Arrests
. Two women were arrested for shoplift-ing and being in possession of drugs on the 800block of Broadway before 2:40 p.m. on Friday,April 12.
Grand theft.
A vehicle was stolen on the 1300block of Vista Grande before 4:01 a.m. onFriday,April 12.
BURLINGAME
Vandalism
. A resident reported someonescratched her vehicle on the 1700 block of MaroPolo Way before 4:10 p.m. Sunday,April 14.
Suspicious activity
. A student reported that aman made an inappropriate sexual commenttoward her when she was off campus on the1400 block of Howard Avenue before 2:32 p.m.Wednesday,April 10.
Stolen vehicle.
A gardening truck with the keyleft in it was stolen on the 500 block of Francisco Drive before 10:29 a.m. Wednesday,April 10.
Police reports
A little squirrely
Someone reported three injured babysquirrels at the intersection of CaliforniaDrive and Marquita Avenue inBurlingame before 7:11 p.m. Wednesday,April 10.
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
San Bruno Park Elementary School Districtwill have an appointed trustee fill the vacancycreated when Trustee Skip Henderson exitsMay 1.Last week,Henderson announced plans toretire from the board after 31 years due tohealth issues. On Wednesday,the Board of Trustees decided to fill the vacancy through aprovisional appointment through the rest of Henderson’s term,which expires inNovember,said Superintendent David Hutt.The vacancy will soon be posted on the dis-trict’s website,local cable television and localmedia. To apply,a person must be at least 18,a San Bruno resident,a registered voter andnot legally disqualified from holding office.Those interested will need to complete aboard candidate information sheet,which isavailable by contacting Jennifer Peponis at624-3111 or at the dis-trict’s website,sbpsd.k12.ca.us/.Applications are due to thedistrict office no later than4 p.m. Wednesday,May 8.A subcommittee of boardPresident Henry Sanchezand Vice President JimPrescott will verify theprospective candidatesbefore interviews will beconducted in later May.At the same meeting,the board requestedthat the a committee to research surplus prop-erty,called a 7-11 Committee,be added to theMay 8 agenda as an action item. The groupwould look at unused district property,such asthe soon-to-be closed Crestmoor ElementarySchool. In addition,it will consider ways touse the property to generate profit.This is not the first time the district has stud-ied surplus property. Such a committee wasestablished in late 2004. At the time,the com-mittee found about 4 acres on the lower fieldarea of John Muir Elementary School andabout 5 acres at Portola Elementary Schoolcould be considered surplus. The then closedCarl Sandburg and Engvall school sites werealso considered surplus.The former Engvall Middle School site atInterstate 280 has been leased by VB Golf,Inc. for a number of years. In 2003,a numberof trustees entertained the idea of developinga big-box retailer on the site. In 2008,adeveloper pitched building single-familyhomes and a multi-unit housing componenton the 20-acre site. Neither idea came tofruition.The district sold the former Carl Sandburgsite for $30.5 million in 2005. A number of single-family homes are now on the site.
San Bruno to appoint trustee
Decision comes after longtime board member announces retirement
CITY GOVERNMENT
The
Burlingame City Council
will hold a goal setting study sessionfrom 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,April 20 at the
Burlingame RecreationCenter
,850 Burlingame Ave.
SkipHenderson
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
The San Mateo County Elections Officeannounced it found 65 provisional ballots fromthe November election. Though they wouldnot change the result,Chief Elections OfficerMark Church said it was unfortunate and com-pletely unacceptable.“There is simply no excuse for this type of error in the elections process,Church said.“The importance and significance of each votecannot be understated. It is the cornerstone of our democracy. While the misplacing of provi-sional ballots is a rare incident,the misplacingof even one ballot is shocking and inexcusableto me as the chief elections officer. I am com-mitted to ensuring that each and every votecast by our citizens is accurately processed.”According to the Elections Office,a pre-liminary review of election night proceduresdetermined that the provisional ballots fromthe Redwood City Voting Center were sealedin a Red Supply Case (RSC) and delivered tothe Elections Division in San Mateo. TheRSC was then placed in the security vaultand the ballots were transferred to a coveredbin that prevented the ballots from beingseen.Of the 65 provisional envelopes found,only35 contained ballots of eligible voters from 30precincts. The remaining 30 provisionalenvelopes were not eligible voters eitherbecause they had already voted in the electionor because they were not registered. The pro-visional ballots that were found came from theRedwood City voting center,according to theElections Office.“Proper steps will be taken to avoid inci-dents of this nature from ever occurring again.A thorough review of our Elections proceduresis being conducted,and additional training willbe provided to all elections staff,Church said.The 65 provisional envelopes will remainsealed in accordance with Elections CodeSections 17301 and 17032 requiring electionmaterials to be stored for 22 months,afterwhich they will be destroyed,according to theElections Office.
Elections Office finds 65 missing ballots
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