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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
 June 26,2013
Vol XII,Edition 268
Sports page 11
Local page 3
856 N. Delaware Street San Mateo650-348-3680
Rippin ’Tacos Mondo Burritos
With the U.S. Supreme Courtexpected to release its Proposition 8and Defense of Marriage Act rul-ings on Wednesday,rallies areplanned all over the Bay Area insupport of same-sex marriagerights.On what is dubbed “decision day,”a group will gather at Castro andMarket streets in San Francisco’sCastro District at 6:30 p.m.Marriage Equality USAspokesman Billy Bradford saidpreparations are underway for arally and potential celebration,including two stages for music andspeeches. Police have been notifiedabout the event.He said the celebratory moodcould be soured,however,depend-ing on the content of the rulings.Bradford said those attending mayhave to “temper our joy. Our work here isn’t done.”San Francisco City AttorneyDennis Herrera will be holding anews conference Wednesday morn-ing following the Supreme Court’sannouncement,which is expectedshortly after 7 a.m.Herrera’s news conference willtake place on the steps of City Hall,where Herrera and Chief DeputyCity Attorney Therese Stewart willdiscuss the possible legal repercus-sions of the decision,as well asplans for how the city could handlea potential flurry of same-sex wed-dings.Later in the morning,SanFrancisco Mayor Ed Lee is expect-ed to speak.In Redwood City today,Mid SFPeninsula Chapter of MarriageEquality USA will hold a 5 p.m.rally on the patio outside the County
Supreme Court anticipation
Rallies planned for today’s decision on Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8
By Bill Silverfarb
A proposal in Congress to severe-ly slash funding to the CommunityDevelopment Block Grant andHOME programs could negativelyimpact lower-income neighbor-hoods and the ability for municipal-ities to provide affordable housing,according to a coalition thatincludes the U.S. Conference of Mayors and National Association of Counties.Earlier this week,the HouseAppropriations Subcommittee onTransportation,Housing and UrbanDevelopment passed its fiscal year2014 bill which makes drastic cutsto the CDBG program,according tothe coalition. The bill reducesCDBG formula grants by nearly 50percent,from $3.08 billion inFY2013 to $1.6 billion in FY2014.The bill also cuts $250 millionfrom the HOME InvestmentPartnerships program and the pro-posed funding levels represent his-toric lows forboth programs,according to thecoalition.Some lawmak-ers in Congress,including U.S.Rep. AnnaEshoo,D-PaloAlto,will send aletter today tothe subcommittee urging it torestore the funding.“I know firsthand from serving inlocal government how valuableCDBG funds are. They allow localflexibility for key community proj-ects. Congress is foolish to slashwhat works,and it’s why I cannotsupport the House bill as it is cur-rently written,Eshoo wrote in anemail to the Daily Journal.In San Mateo,the city receivedabout $650,000 in block grants andanother $250,000 in HOME pro-gram funding this fiscal year,said
Eshoo:Cuts to federalblock grants ‘foolish’
By David Wong
Religious pluralism and toleranceare regular features of Bay Areacommunities,but one place of wor-ship has offered its facilities to aSikh community.Peninsula Temple Beth El,aReform Jewish congregation in SanMateo,helped Sikhs by offering theuse of their local temple — whichwould be a gurdwara,or Sikh houseof worship.The gurdwara’s establishmentwas an answer to the Sikh commu-nity’s need for a local place of wor-ship in the Peninsula. If a Sikhwished to join a congregation,theywould have to go to the East Bay orthe South Bay.In December 2011,San MateoSikh residents Apar Singh,Jagtinder Singh and Mehar SinghMahal joined together find a localplace of worship. They conductedseveral meetings with the local Sikhcommunity,who wanted an easilyaccessible gurdwara. Without theresources to buy or rent property onan ongoing basis,they looked forsupport from other religious com-munities.“[After some searching],I real-ized that Peninsula Temple Beth ElCOO Blair Brown is a good friend
Peninsula Sikhsfind place of worship
Above left,Bhai Tajwinder Singh’s Kirtan Jatha performs at a mid-day Gurbani Kirtan,a call-and-responsechanting of writings by the Sikh Gurus.Top right and below,congregants pray.
 Temple Beth El opens its San Mateo temple for others
Coalition decries drastic cuts to CommunityDevelopment Block Grants,HOME program
Anna Eshoo
The county’s former chief proba-tion officer accused of possessingmore than 400 pornographic imagesof children confirmed yesterday a Julytrial on the accusations that led to analleged suicide attempt days after afederal raid of his office — and ulti-mately his retirement.Stuart JamesForrest,61,ischarged with twocounts of pos-sessing childpornography. At apretrial confer-ence Tuesday,attorneys briefly
Ex-county probationchief headed to trial
Stuart Forrest
 June 26,2013
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Yankees shortstopDerek Jeter is 39.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
President John F. Kennedy visitedWest Berlin, where he delivered hisfamous speech expressing solidaritywith the city’s residents, declaring:“Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am aBerliner).
“I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent peoplehave in distinguishing what iscontroversial from what is merely offensive.” 
— Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
Actor GeddeWatanabe is 58.OneRepublic’sRyan Tedder is 34.
Fire breathers perform during a cricket match between England and New Zealand at the Oval Cricket Ground in London.
Mostly cloudy. Highs inthe mid 70s to lower 80s. Northwestwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy. Lowsin the mid 50s to lower 60s. West winds10 to 15 mph decreasing to around 5 mphafter midnight.
Sunny. Highs in the 70s to mid 80s. West winds5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night:
Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
Friday through Monday:
Clear. Highs in the mid 70s toupper 80s. Lows in the 50s to mid 60s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
(Answers tomorrow)ANKLE TOXIC VULGAR THIRSTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The crocodile needed help solving a case, soshe called in — AN “INVESTI-GATOR”Now arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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In 1483
, Richard III began his reign as King of England(he was crowned the following month at WestminsterAbbey).
In 1870, 
the first section of Atlantic City, N.J.’sBoardwalk was opened to the public.
In 1915, 
following a whirlwind courtship, poet T.S. Eliotmarried Vivienne Haigh-Wood in London. (The marriageproved disastrous, but the couple never divorced.)
In 1925, 
Charlie Chaplin’s classic comedy “The GoldRush” premiered at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre inHollywood.
In 1936, 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominatedfor a second term of office by delegates to the Democraticnational convention in Philadelphia.
In 1945, 
the charter of the United Nations was signed by50 countries in San Francisco.
In 1948, 
the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the SovietUnion cut off land and water routes to the isolated westernsector of Berlin.
In 1950, 
President Harry S. Truman authorized the AirForce and Navy to enter the Korean conflict.
In 1973, 
former White House counsel John W. Dean toldthe Senate Watergate Committee about an “enemies list”kept by the Nixon White House.
In 1988, 
three people were killed when a new Airbus A320 jetliner carrying more than 130 people crashed into a forestduring a demonstration at an air show in Mulhouse (muh-LOOZ’), France.Actress Eleanor Parker is 91. Jazz musician-film composerDave Grusin is 79. Actor Josef Sommer is 79. Singer BillyDavis Jr. is 73. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 70. Actor CliveFrancis is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brenda Holloway is67. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 63. Actor Robert Davi is 62.Singer-musician Mick Jones is 58. Rock singer Chris Isaakis 57. Rock singer Patty Smyth is 56. Singer Terri Nunn(Berlin) is 52. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) is50. Country musician Eddie Perez (The Mavericks) is 45.Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 44. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is 43. Actor Sean Hayes is 43.There are about 20,000 species of trees in the world.***Dumbo the elephant does not talk inthe Disney movie “Dumbo” (1941).***Armadillos can contract leprosy.***Japanese legend says that a personwho folds 1,000 origami cranes willhave a wish granted.***Convicted murderer Willie Francis(1930-1947) was sentenced to death in1946 in Louisiana. However, the elec-tric chair failed to kill Francis becausethe chair was improperly set up by anintoxicated executioner. Francis wassuccessfully executed the next year inthe electric chair.***British poet Lord George GordonByron (1788-1824) had a reputationfor his rebellious lifestyle. Whileattending Trinity College, CambridgeByron resented the rule that studentswere not allowed to have pet dogs, sohe kept a bear as a pet.***Parents who earn $70,000 per yearor more will spend an average of $269,520 to raise a child from birththrough age 17.***While attending high school inCleveland, Ohio, Bob Hope (1903-2003) had a variety of jobs includingshoe salesman, soda fountain clerkand delivery boy. After high school,Hope worked as a newspaper reporterand did some amateur boxing under thename Packy East.***Do you know which continent is theworld’s largest? See answer at end.***The device used at a shoe store tomeasure the size of a person’s foot anddetermine their shoe size is called aBrannock Device. It was invented in1926 by Charlie Brannock (1903-1992) while he worked at his father’sshoe store in New York. Brannockused an Erector Set to build the proto-type.***Cher’s full name is CherilynSarkisian Bono (born 1946).***Rosemary Wells, a former professorat Northwestern University DentalSchool in Illinois, spent years study-ing the origin of the Tooth Fairy. Shebecame an expert on the subject andopened the Tooth Fairy Museum in1993 in Deerfield, Ill.***The furthest object in space visibleto the naked eye is the AndromedaGalaxy. The galaxy is 2.2 millionlight years away from Earth.***Charles Bronson (1921-2003) camefrom a family of 15 children. RichardBurton (1925-1984) was one of 13children. Same with Perry Como(1912-2001).***The odds of being struck by light-ning are 1 in 10 million. The odds of being hit by a meteorite are 1 in 200million.***RuPaul (born 1960) has gained fameas a male entertainer that dresses, veryconvincingly, like a woman. In 1995,RuPaul became the first transvestitesupermodel when he earned a modelingcontract with MAC cosmetics.***Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museumin San Francisco has a unique cable caron display. It is an eight-foot longscale model San Francisco cable carmade from 270,836 matchsticks.***
 At 17 million squaremiles, Asia is the largest continent inthe world. It makes up almost one-third of the earth’s landmass.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.comorcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
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 The Daily Derby race winners Winning Spirit,No.09,in firstplace;LuckyCharms,No.12,in second place;and Gold Rush,No.01,in third place.The race time was clocked at 1:40.88
 June 26,2013
An elderly woman received aDirecTVcollection bill for an account shenever opened on the 1700 block of SouthGrant Street before 11:56 a.m. Tuesday,June 11.
Suspicious circumstances.
Awomanreported a man in an apartment complex wasoffering her son candy on the 1200 block of Monte Diablo Avenue before 2:12 p.m.Tuesday, June 11.
Suspicious circumstances.
Amanclimbed onto a tree over a roof on the 200block of B Street before 12:37 a.m.Tuesday, June 4.
Burglary residential.
Someone reportedtheir home was ransacked on the 200 blockof Almaden Way before 9:41 p.m. Monday,June 3.
Grand theft.
Awoman’s computer, iPodand jewelry were stolen by an ex-roommateon Spruce Avenue before 4:13 p.m.Saturday, June 1.
Aman carrying a beer yelledat passing cars on Baden and Spruce avenuesbefore 3:56 p.m. Saturday, June 1.
Suspicious person.
Four people wereseen smoking marijuana on a restaurantbench on Grand Avenue before 1:05 p.m.Saturday, June 1.
Petty theft.
Aman stole items from a gro-cery store after his check was declined onChestnut Avenue before 8:56 a.m. Saturday,June 1.
Arefrigerator and televisionwere found wrapped in a towel near the frontdoor of a ransacked hotel room on SouthAirport Boulevard before 2:18 a.m.Saturday, June 1.
Aman was arrested for being underthe influence of a controlled substance onthe 1000 block of Main Street before 1:44a.m. Thursday, June 6.
The window to a vehicle wasbroken on the 500 block of Terrace before 7a.m. Monday, June 3.
An underage driver was cited for beingunder the influence on Filbert Street before3:48 a.m. Sunday, June 2.
Aman claiming to have lost his IDused three counterfeit $100 bills to pay for ahotel room on the 2400 block of Highway 1before 2:24 a.m. Saturday, June 1.
Suspicious person.
Aman dressed in allblack was pushing a cart and bothering cus-tomers on the 500 block of San MateoAvenue before 10:48 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.
Suspicious person.
Ahomeless man waslooking into a window for about 20 minutesmaking patients uncomfortable on the 200block of Linden Avenue before 10:05 a.m.Tuesday, June 4.
Petty theft.
Aman took seven baby for-mulas packages and fled into the mall on the1100 block of El Camino Real before 9:33a.m. Saturday, June 1.
Police reports
A personal pharmacy
Awoman was arrested for possession of meth, heroin, cocaine and syringes onthe first block of Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay before 1:21 a.m. Saturday,June 1.
Millbrae residents will have a revampedSafeway to shop in starting Friday when thepodium store opens to the public.Ground broke on the new store in June2012. Just over a year later, the store willhave a private ribbon cutting and openingThursday afternoon. Doors open to the pub-lic Friday morning.Plans for a new store were approved in2011.In the last year, the store at 525 ElCamino Real was torn down and a podiumbuilding with street-level parking both infront of and underneath the store was erect-ed.For the city, it will mean a larger store andthe creation of 50 additional jobs needed toman the expanded store, according to aSafeway press release.Safeway opened in Millbrae in 1962. Theold store had 37,094 square feet with 92parking spaces, according to a 2012 staff report written by contract planner CatherineBarber. Space was added in the early ’90s.Now, Millbrae shoppers will be enjoyinga 54,000-square-foot store with 183 park-ing spots which will be reached by using anescalator or elevator. The new store willoffer the standard supermarket departmentswith expanded offerings in the bakery, phar-macy, florist, prepared foods section anddeli as well as a wide range of organic foods.In addition, the store will offer outdoor seat-ing for customers to enjoy food or coffee.Important for residents, the new store willretain the historic mosaic currently seenalong El Camino Real.
Millbrae Safeway opens Friday
A rendering of the new Safeway opening Friday in Millbrae onElCaminoReal.

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