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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Wednesday
 July 10,2013
Vol XII,Edition 280
 JETLINER CRASH
LOCAL PAGE 5
 
A’S BEATPIRATES
SPORTSPAGE 11
HEALTHYSPINONFISHTACOS
FOOD PAGE 19
NTSB:PILOTS RELIED ON AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL
Noise inthe hills
Burlingame neighbors inbitterdispute over home construction
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Asimmering brouhaha inthe Burlingame hills startedwith a beehive near a pooland a first complaintbetween neighbors, escalat-ed when tortoises startedburrowing across propertylines, came to a fever pitchwhen band saws roared at 6a.m. and will come to a headwhen the two parties finallysit down for mediation,which has been delayedthree times already now.The dispute pits SanBruno school teacher JohnLucero against his neighborBurlingame PlanningCommissioner Michael
Marching to your own drum
Musician Sheila E.talks to troubled teens
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Singer and drummer Sheila E. has facedher share of audiences but says groupslike the one she faced yesterday are thetoughest.Crossed arms, emotional walls andminds already made up about who she isand what she is about to say — that’s
Sheila E.
By Sally Schilling
DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
BARTcommuters stranded by thethree-day strike last week spiked ferryridership but, with the strike on hold,the new riders have returned to theirregular routines, ferry officials said.Ridership on the ferry — whichcomes into the South San Franciscoterminal in Oyster Point near a clusterof biotech companies on the shore —seems to have gone back to normal,said Ernest Sanchez, spokesman forSan Francisco Bay Ferry.“When we’ve had issues like this, itnormally returns to pre-event levels,”Sanchez said.With low ridership since the SouthSan Francisco ferry service began inJune 2012, city officials wish morepeople would consider it.South San Francisco CouncilwomanKaryl Matsumoto was excited aboutthe addition of the ferry as a transitoption. But while it is good for thecity, ridership is still too low, shesaid.“It’s a lovely line, but it just has not
Ferry ridership boom short-lived
After BART strike halted,commuters return to previous routine
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Former residents of the HallmarkHouse Apartments, destroyed in a six-alarm fire Sunday, stood in line yester-day for a chance to recover any belong-ings remaining from the blaze that leftnearly 100 homeless and one dead.Fire victims were provided assis-tance at the Woodside Road apartmentcomplex yesterday by the county’sHuman Services Agency and othernonprofit agencies as they waited to
Firevictims recover possessions
SALLY SCHILLING/DAILY JOURNAL
Ridership on the South San Francisco ferry line boomed duringthe BART strike but has since returned to pre-strike levels.
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL
Former residents of an apartment complex destroyed in a Sunday fire were able to remove belongings from their unitsyesterday with the help of Redwood City fire officials.
JOHN LUCERO
Michael Gaul has posted thissign for his neighbor to see.It includes the term ‘GFY’which could be consideredthreatening to some.
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Wednesday
 July 10,2013
THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Actor AdrianGrenier is 37.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1913
The highest recorded shade tempera-ture was measured in Death Valley at134 degrees Fahrenheit.
“When I feel theheat,I see the light.” 
— Everett Dirksen,American politician (1896-1969)
Banjo player BelaFleck is 55.Singer JessicaSimpson is 33.
Birthdays
REUTERS
 The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam into the air in Puebla ,Mexico.
Wednesday
: Mostly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming partly cloudy. Patchyfog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night
: Mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in thelower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
: Cloudy in the morning thenbecoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in thelower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night:
Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in thelower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
: Cloudy in the morning then becoming partlycloudy. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 60s.
Friday night through Sunday:
Mostly cloudy.
Local Weather Forecast
(Answers tomorrow)ELOPE EJECTTRAUMAENGULFYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:He paid for his neighbor’s new oak becausehe wanted to — “TREET”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 1509, 
theologian John Calvin, a key figure of theProtestant Reformation, was born in Noyon, Picardy,France.
In 1890
, Wyoming became the 44th state.
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President Woodrow Wilson personally deliveredthe Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) to the Senate, and urgedits ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.)
In 1925
, jury selection took place in Dayton, Tenn., in thetrial of John T. Scopes, charged with violating the law byteaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (Scopes was con-victed and fined, but the verdict was overturned on a techni-cality.)
In 1929, 
American paper currency was reduced in size asthe government began issuing bills that were approximate-ly 25 percent smaller.
In 1940, 
during World War II, the Battle of Britain beganas Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air.(The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)
In 1951
, armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean Warbegan at Kaesong.
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AT&T’s Telstar 1 communications satellite, capa-ble of relaying television signals and telephone calls, waslaunched by NASAfrom Cape Canaveral.
In 1973
, the Bahamas became fully independent after threecenturies of British colonial rule. John Paul Getty III, theteenage grandson of the oil tycoon, was abducted in Romeby kidnappers who cut off his ear when his family was slowto meet their ransom demands; young Getty was finallyreleased in December 1973 in exchange for nearly $3 mil-lion.
In 1978
, ABC-TVlaunched its reformatted evening news-cast, “World News Tonight,” with anchors Frank Reynolds,Peter Jennings and Max Robinson.Former boxer Jake LaMotta is 92. Writer-producer EarlHamner Jr. is 90. Former New York City Mayor David N.Dinkins is 86. Actor William Smithers is 86. Broadway com-poser Jerry Herman is 82. Director Ivan Passer is 80. ActorLawrence Pressman is 74. Singer Mavis Staples is 74. ActorMills Watson is 73. Actor Robert Pine is 72. Rock musicianJerry Miller (Moby Grape) is 70. International Tennis Hall of Famer Virginia Wade is 68. Actor Ron Glass is 68. Actress SueLyon is 67. Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is 66. Rock musicianDave Smalley is 64. Country-folk singer-songwriter CherylWheeler is 62.Meat is federally inspected for qualityand graded as ‘prime,’‘choiceor‘select.Once inspected, the meat isstamped with a purple mark. The dyeused to stamp the grade is made from avegetable dye and is not harmful.***Fish travel in schools. Dolphins travelin pods.***When Theodor Geisel (1904-1991)wrote and illustrated books for childrenusing the pen name Dr. Seuss. WhenGeisel wrote a book that was illustratedby someone else he used the pen nameTheo Lesieg(Geisel spelled back-wards).***Apound of poppy seeds has about900,000 seeds.***The Antique Caterpillar MachineryOwners Club, founded in 1991, hasmore than 3,000 members. The club isfor people who own and collect antiqueCaterpillar equipment or scale models,such as tractors and bulldozers.***While swimming, elephants use theirtrunks as a snorkel to breathe.***Buddy Holly (1936-1959) and theCrickets recorded “Peggy Sue” in 1957.The song was named after Peggy SueGerron, the girlfriend of the Crickets’drummer Jerry Allison (born 1939). In2008, Gerron released a memoir in titled“Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?”***Hawaii’s state capitol is Honolulu. Inthe Hawaiian language Honolulu means‘sheltered harbor.’***Do you know what an anometer meas-ures? How about a accelerometer,barometer and galvanometer? Seeanswer at end.***The first X-ray ever taken was of a hand.It was the hand of the wife of WilhelmConrad Röntgen (1845-1923), theGerman physician that discovered theX-ray by accident in 1895. Röntgencalled his discovery X-radiation; the Xstood for “unknown.”***The meaning of the term ‘swan song’isa final gesture or performance givenbefore dying. It was once believed that aswan sang beautifully and mournfully just before they death. It’s not true, butit is the origin if the term.***Ohio’s state flag is pennant shaped. It isthe only state flag that is not rectangu-lar.***Ameerkat named Timon and a warthognamed Pumbaa befriend Simba the lionin the Disney movie “The Lion King”(1994).***Construction of the Berlin Wall beganin 1961. Also in 1961, John F.Kennedy (1917-1963) was sworn in aspresident and the first disposable diaper,Pampers, was introduced.***The first lines to the Beatles song“Imagine” (1971) are “Imagine there’sno heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hellbelow us / Above us only sky.”***Fiddler crabs are usually smaller than 2inches. The male fiddler crab has a largefiddle-shaped claw. The other claw issmall. If the large claw is lost, theopposite side will develop into a fiddleclaw after the next molt.***In a classic tale of Robin Hood, theSheriff of Nottingham lured RobinHood to an archery match with thepromise of a golden arrow as a prize.The Sheriff was foiled when RobinHood attended the match in disguise.***Founded in 1842, the New YorkPhilharmonic is the oldest symphonyorchestra in the United States. ThePhilharmonic currently plays 180 con-certs per year.***
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: An anometer measures wind speed. An accelerometer records the rateof acceleration of an aircraft or rocket. Abarometer measures changes in atmos- pheric pressure to determine the weath-er. Agalvanometer measures the flow of electricity in a circuit.
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.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Gold Rush,No.1,in first place;Lucky Charms,No.12,in secondplace;and Eureka,No.7,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:45.17.
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Wednesday
 July 10,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
BURLINGAME
Burglary
. Aresidence was burglarized onthe 2100 block of Trousdale Drive before11:28 p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Disturbance
. Fireworks were set off on the400 block of Bloomfield Road before 11:12p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Vandalism
. Amailbox was vandalized onBurlingame Avenue and Dwight Road before10:25 Thursday, July 4.
Arrest
. Ajuvenile was arrested for assaulton the first block of Bloomfield Road before7:39 p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Disturbance
. Fireworks were set off onClarendon Road and Peninsula Avenuebefore 2:46 p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Disturbance
. Two siblings were involvedin a loud verbal dispute on the 1000 block of El Camino Real before 11:31 a.m. Thursday,July 4.
Suspicious circumstances.
Amanreported that someone attempted to steal hislicense plates on the 1000 block of CarolanAvenue before 9:46 a.m. Thursday, July 4.
FOSTER CITY 
Fireworks
. Two adults and a group of chil-dren were seen setting off fireworks onMenhaden Court before 11:36 p.m.Thursday, July 4.
Public intoxication
. An intoxicated manwas seen kicking cars in a parking lot onMetro Center Boulevard before 10:41 p.m.Thursday, July 4.
DUI.
An intoxicated woman was seen driv-ing a truck on Polaris Avenue and NeptuneLane before 10:08 p.m. Thursday, July 4.
DUI
. Aman was seen stumbling and gettinginto a vehicle on Niantic Drive before 9:41p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Police reports
When you’re a Jet ...
Approximately 12 people were seendancing in the street on DNAWay inSouth San Francisco before 12:12 a.m.Sunday, June 30.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Synthetic turf is off the table but the SanCarlos City Council sent staff back to thedrawing board for other aspects of itsCrestview Park renovation — in particular,ways to potentially save a memorial redwoodtree and add a safe place for stargazing.The City Council Monday night optedagainst endorsing the recommended designknown as Concept C and instead asked for anew Concept E to consider at the Aug. 26meeting. The new concept would includeenough hardscape surfaces for theastronomers who hold stargazing parties andworry about stumbling in the dark.Staff will also return with cost estimates forreplacing the existing grass field with newnatural turf to see if it fits within the $1.7 mil-lion project budget and options for a desiredroundabout at the park entryway.As proposed, the roundabout will requireremoving a redwood tree at which a memorialplaque currently sits. Councilmembers RonCollins and Karen Clapper said they will eachspeak with members of the Nannarone familyabout moving the plaque elsewhere and plant-ing a new tree. The plaque honors GregNannarone who died of leukemia at age 16 in1984.The reduced number of trees in the park planwas an overall concern for the City Councilalthough much of the focus was on the specif-ic redwood. Although the council, minusMayor Bob Grassilli who had to recuse him-self because he lives too close to the park,prefers to save the tree, Councilman RonCollins conceded it isn’t a deal breaker.“If we can’t keep it, I can live with that,” hesaid, adding separately about a replacementthat “the nice thing about redwoods is theygrow quickly.”The council could choose to keep the treebut only if the existing entry and parkingconfiguration remains, said City Manager Jeff Maltbie.Clapper called the sacrifice of one tree along-term commitment to a turnabout whichwill provide more safety to those droppingoff and picking up at the park.Astronomer and longtime resident Ken Lumalso asked that the turnabout be made safe forhim and other skywatchers, noting that curbsand stones can represent tripping hazards.Some of the lengthy public comment peri-od included residents with opinions about theoriginal call to use synthetic turf althoughstaff changed its mind before the meeting andnow recommends natural grass. At least onespeaker worried that reopening the publicdebate over the Crestview design opens thatpossibility back up but others said city staff needs more time before deciding on a finalblueprint because none of the original con-cepts Athrough D were well thought-out.“We all need to step back, take a deep breathand revisit our concerns,” Susan Blackmansaid.Crestview is a 1.1-acre park located onCrestview Drive north of Brittan Avenue.Many residents — often those opposed tosynthetic turf — pointed to its charm ordescribe it as a neighborhood park rather thanone that draws from throughout the city likethe larger Highlands Park.The Planning Commission favored 3-1Concept C which included new playgroundequipment, nine parking spaces rather thanthe existing 15 and the addition of five trees.However, the commission split evenly 2-2over the original synthetic turf recommenda-tion.
Council seeks new park design concept
Synthetic turf idea dries up at San Carlos’Crestview Park 
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
The county’s former chief probation officeris ready to begin trial on two felony chargesof possessing child pornography lodged afterfederal investigators reportedly found morethan 400 graphic images of children on hishome computer in December.Stuart James Forrest, 61, is expected tomount a defense that admits possessing somepornographic images but arguing they wererelated to his job heading the San MateoCounty Probation Department. On Tuesday,Forrest appeared in court for a conference onhis readiness for trial andto begin discussing trialmotions. The five-day jurytrial is set for Monday,July 15.Forrest has pleaded notguilty to two felonycounts stemming from hisalleged possession onDec. 20 and Dec. 21.Although Forrest report-edly possessed more than400 illegal images on a USB drive and laptopat his home, the law typically allows a persononly to be charged for each incident of pos-session rather than the total number of pho-tographs or videos.The two days linked to the charges by thestate Attorney General’s Office are when feder-al agents searched Forrest’s office at the YouthServices Center in San Mateo and the SanMateo County Superior Court placed him onadministrative leave. Shortly after, Forrestreportedly tried killing himself on the stepsof a San Mateo church when confronted bysheriff’s deputies and, 10 days later, retiredfrom the county. Forrest is free from custodyon a $10,000 bail bond.
Ex-probation head ready for trial on possessing child pornography
Stu Forrest

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