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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
 July 15,2013
Vol XII,Edition 284
Islamist militants leave Pakistan to fight in Syria
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By Sally Schilling
The recent announcement thatCity College of San Franciscocould lose its accreditation nextyear means some of its 85,000students may look to neighboringdistricts for their two-year degree.The San Mateo CountyCommunity College Districtalready faces high enrollment.That is a challenge for out-of-areastudents, along with transporta-tion, which means transferring tothe College of San Mateo, SkylineCollege or Cañada College maynot be an easy option.“The students are in a toughposition,” said BarbaraChristensen, director of communi-ty and government relations forSMCCCD.Administrators from the SanMateo County CommunityCollege District were disappoint-ed to learn that CCSF could loseaccreditation next year. The dis-trict is waiting to see if CCSF willin fact be forced to close its doorsnext July before taking any stepsto accommodate an influx of stu-dents, said Christensen.The Accrediting Commissionfor Community and JuniorColleges announced July 3 itdecided to terminate CCSF’saccreditation next year. CCSF isnow appealing that decision.Some CCSF students may chooseto attend a community college inSan Mateo County in the future,but getting around will be difficult.
County colleges weigh impact of looming CCSF closure
Wait-and-see approach after San Francisco campuses hit with accreditation decision
By Samantha Weigel
Sara Kruzan was assaulted whenshe was 11 by a man who forcedher into prostitution at age 13.After the abuse, Kruzan killed hercaptor when she was 16. In 1995,the Riverside girl was convictedand sentenced to life withoutparole.Though a convicted murderer,she is also a victim of sexual slav-ery.She could be paroled in the com-ing months, but state Sen. LelandYee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo,is pushing legislation that wouldgive other victims more legaltools to fight incarceration.Just as the state’s penal codeacknowledges self-defense incases of domestic violence or inti-mate partner battering, Yee’s leg-islation would address human traf-ficking survivors as well. Senate
Bill aims toaid jailed sexslave victims
By Michelle Durand
Karen Clapper, the San Carloscouncilwoman appointed last yearto fill out the remaining term of the resigned mayor, is officiallyrunning this November for a full-term seat.Clapper, 61, said she expectssome voters may be uncomfort-able with her choice because theybelieved she took the 18-monthappointment with the expressunderstanding she not stick aroundpast the remainder of formermayor Andy Klein’s term.However, the former planningcommissionersays running inNovember 2013was “definitelynot on my agen-da” whenappointed inJune 2012 andher originalgoal was toensure the coun-cil operated smoothly until thenext person was installed.However, she said her time onthe council so far and the encour-agement of a variety of communi-
Interim councilwomanrunning for regular seat
By Sally Schilling
Thanks to modern medicine,more people are living longer.Living to be 100 years old is notthe rare feat it used to be.According to the U.S. Census, theaverage life expectancy in 1970was 70.8 years, and grew to 78years in 2008. It’s projected to bealmost 80 years old by 2020.In San Mateo County, the popu-lation ages 65 and older is grow-ing rapidly. County service work-ers and nonprofit groups are work-ing to meet the needs of thisbooming group of older adults.They have found that many of them struggle with loneliness andisolation.Feeling lonely can have seriousimpacts on a person’s health, saidDiane Dworkin, mental health cli-nician with the San Mateo CountyBehavioral Health and RecoveryServices.The immune system can beweakened by feelings of isolation,which can also lead to depression,she said.“Social isolation is equivalentto the health effects of smoking15 cigarettes a day,” Dworkinquoted an Australian doctor say-ing.Conversely, making an effort toconnect with the community canboost health.“My high blood pressureimproved without medication,”said Tammy Herrera, 70, who goesto Fair Oaks Adult Activity Centerin Redwood City for line dancing,yoga and gardening. “Our healthimproves due to the company.”There other places you can gofor classes, but you have to pay forit, said Herrera, of Menlo Park.The free yoga and tai chi classesdraw people from faraway places,she said.“I wish there are more placeslike Fair Oaks,” she said, addingthat the center needs more volun-teers to work in the garden.The free classes and affordablehealthy meals allow for peopleliving off of savings or SocialSecurity to engage with their com-munity, she said.
Older and isolated
 Tammy Herrera (left),70,works with other older adults in the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center garden inRedwood City.The gardening club meets Fridays from 10 a.m.to noon and is looking for more volunteers.
Victims-turned-offenders could claimself-defense,DA group in opposition
Karen Clapper
Expanding aging population seeks social interaction
Augustus Bacon, D-Ga., became thefirst person elected to the U.S. Senateunder the terms of the recently ratified17th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution, providing for popularelection of senators.
Cory Monteith,star of hitshow ‘Glee,’found dead
VANCOUVER, British Columbia(AP) — Cory Monteith, the handsomeyoung actor who shot to fame in thehit TVseries “Glee” but was beset byaddiction struggles so fierce that heonce said he was lucky to be alive, wasfound dead in a hotel room, policesaid. He was 31.The Canadian-born Monteith, whoplayed star quarterback-turned-singerFinn Hudson on the Fox TVseriesabout a high school glee club, wasfound dead in his room on the 21stfloor of the Fairmont Pacific RimHotel on Vancouver’s waterfront atabout noon Saturday, according topolice.Acting Vancouver Police Chief DougLePard said there was no indication of foul play.Vancouver police said Sunday thatan autopsy is expected to take place onMonday to determine the cause of death.Monteith’s body was found by hotelstaff who entered his room after hemissed his check-out time, LePardsaid. Monteith had checked into thehotel on July 6.“We do not have a great deal of infor-mation as to cause of death,” saidBritish Columbia Chief Coroner LisaLapointe. She said further tests wouldbe needed to determine how Monteithdied.“The exact natureof those examina-tions will dependon investigativefindings within thenext day or two asinformation isgathered from med-ical records and dis-cussions with fami-ly take place,” shesaid.LePard said Monteith had been outwith people earlier and that those peo-ple are being interviewed.Video and electronic records fromthe hotel indicate Monteith returned tohis room by himself early Saturdaymorning, and he was believed to bealone when he died, LePard said.Lapointe said he had been dead forseveral hours by the time his body wasfound.Lea Michele, Monteith’s “Glee” co-star and real-life girlfriend, was askingfor privacy after receiving news of hisdeath, said her representative, MollyKawachi of ID-PR .“We ask that everyone kindlyrespect Lea’s privacy during this dev-astating time,” Kawachi said in in anemail to The Associated Press.Reality TVcelebrity KimKardashian offered her condolences ina tweet: “ So sad. Prayers 4 his family.Praying 4 Lea too! Words can’tdescribe what they must be feeling.”“Glee” cast members and othercelebrities also took to Twitter toexpress their feelings.“I have no words! My heart is bro-ken,” Dot-Marie Jones, who playsfootball coach Shannon Beiste on“Glee,” said in a post on her Twitteraccount Saturday night. She calledMonteith a “hell of a friend” and an“amazing” man.Lauren Potter, who plays BeckyJackson, the cheerleader with DownSyndrome on “Glee,” tweeted that shefeels “totally heartbroken right now.”“I love Cory so much this hurts myheart,” she wrote. “I hope my Gleefamily is OK right now. I love themall. Cory was always so nice to me. Ihave so many good memories.”“What an absolutely tragic loss of avery talented young man,” tweetedZooey Deschanel, star of another Foxshow, “New Girl.”Fox and the producers of “Glee,”including 20th Century FoxTelevision, called him an exceptionalperformer “and an even more excep-tional person. He was a true joy towork with and we will all miss himtremendously.”“We are in shock and mourning thistragic loss,” his representatives atViewpoint Public Relations in LosAngeles said in a statement.In April, Monteith checked himself in to a treatment facility for “sub-stance addiction” and asked for priva-cy as he took steps toward recovery, arepresentative said at the time.
 July 15,2013
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Singer LindaRonstadt is 67.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
“There are two kinds of worries — those youcan do something about and those youcan’t.Don’t spend any time on the latter.” 
— Duke Ellington,American jazz artist (1899-1974).
Actor Jan MichaelVincent is 69.Actor ForestWhitaker is 52.
Women in yukatas,or casual summer kimonos,look at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo,Saturday.Over 30,000 lanterns light up the precincts of the shrine,where more than 2.4 million war dead are en-shrined,during the four-day festival.The festival goes on until Tuesday.
Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the lower 60s. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night:
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in thelower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in thelower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night:
Partly cloudy in the evening then becom-ing mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in thelower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becom-ing sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
(Answers tomorrow)ABOUTSAUTE ASTHMACLEVERSaturday’sJumbles:Answer:The teenager constantly oversleeping was —CAUSE FOR ALARMNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
©2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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On this date:In 1870
, Georgia became the last Confederate state to bereadmitted to the Union. Manitoba entered confederation asthe fifth Canadian province.
In 1916
, Boeing Co., originally known as Pacific AeroProducts Co., was founded in Seattle.
In 1932
, President Herbert Hoover announced he wasslashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to$60,000 a year; he also cut Cabinet memberssalaries by 15percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year.
In 1964
, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nomi-nated for president by the Republican National Conventionin San Francisco.
In 1976
, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 school-children and their bus driver as they were abducted nearChowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in anunderground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.)
In 1979
, President Jimmy Carter delivered his “malaise”speech in which he lamented what he called a “crisis of con-fidence” in America.
In 1983
, eight people were killed when a suitcase bombplanted by Armenian extremists exploded at the TurkishAirlines counter at Orly Airport in Paris.
In 1992
, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was nominated for pres-ident at the Democratic National Convention in New York.
In 2010
, after 85 days, BPstopped the flow of oil from ablown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton caplowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week.
Ten years ago:
The Bush administration dramaticallyraised its budget deficit projections to $455 billion for fis-cal year 2003 and $475 billion for fiscal 2004, record levelsfed by the limp economy, tax cuts and the battle against ter-rorism.Author Clive Cussler is 82. Actor Ken Kercheval is 78.Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 69. Rock musi-cian Artimus Pyle is 65. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 61. Rockmusician Marky Ramone is 57. Rock musician Joe Satriani is57. Actor Willie Aames is 53. Actress Lolita Davidovich is52. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 50. Rock musician JasonBonham is 47. Actress Amanda Foreman is 47. Actor KristofSt. John is 47. Rock musician Phillip Fisher is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stokley (Mint Condition) is 46. Actor-come-dian Eddie Griffin is 45. Actor Brian Austin Green is 40.Rapper Jim Jones is 37. Actor Travis Fimmel is 34.
In other news ...
Cory Monteith
 The Daily Derby race winners are CaliforniaClassic,No.5,in first place;Eureka,No.7,in secondplace;and Lucky Charms,No.12,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:40.75.
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n the 15 years between 1922 and1937, only two ocean-going dry cargofreighters were produced in Americanshipyards. The United States had built2,500 ships in World War I and now theNavy was in shambles.There were but 10 shipyards in the UnitedStates capable of building ocean-going ves-sels 400 feet or longer. The U.S. MaritimeCommission was established in 1936 tooversee and access the needs of the UnitedStates. It, however, did not increase ournaval supply of ships adequately althoughthere was a war brewing in Europe. We hadan order to build 60 ships for England andthey were the antiquated , slow, obsolete,coal-burning ships. Immediately after thewar began, we dropped their contract andconverted those vessels to oil burners thatwere much faster. Our merchant fleet con-sisted of 1,150 vessels.In 1822, William Richardson landed inthe port of Yerba Buena and, when his ship,a British whaler Orion, left, it sailed with-out him. It was believed he deserted his shipbecause he fell in love with the Presidiocommandant’s daughter, Maria AntoniaMartinez. Pablo Vicente de Sola, theMexican governor, granted Richardson per-mission to stay on condition he give les-sons in carpentry and navigation to theyouth of California.He was baptized at the mission and thecouple got married in 1823. They lived atthe Presidio with her father. Their first childwas born April 9, 1826. The year before hereceived citizenship, the family moved tosouthern California —1829. In 1831 and1833, two sons were born.In 1835, Richardson returned to SanFrancisco and built the first structure on theproperty then called Yerba Buena. Franciscode Haro was now alcalde (mayor and judge)of Yerba Buena and he marked the first street,La Calla de la Foundation (literally theStreet of the Founding) that ran from thebeach (now Montgomery Street) to thewest, turned north and continued to thePresidio. The section at the right turn is nowGrant Street. Richardson constructed a homeat what is now the corner of WashingtonStreet and Grant Avenue.Because of his many talents, Richardsonwas appointed port captain by Gov. JoseFigueroa in 1835 and he played a significantrole in the development of the area. He fre-quently served as a pilot on vessels enteringand leaving the harbor. During this time, hedeveloped a lucrative smuggling businessafter he was grantee of the 18,000-acreRancho Sausalito in Marin County (parts of Sausalito and Mill Valley). Richardson Baywas named for him.
 July 15,2013
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Police reports
Someone reported that a traffic signalwas facing the wrong direction at theintersection of El Camino Real andRosedale Avenue in Burlingame before10:03 a.m. Friday, July 5.
Someone’s wallet was reportedstolen on the 1100 block of BroadwayAvenue before 11:41 a.m. Friday, July 5.
Two drivers were involvedin a road rage incident on California Driveand Oak Grove Avenue before 2:32 a.m.Thursday, July 4.
Ahouse was egged on thefirst block of Anita Road before 10:12p.m. Wednesday, July 3.
Suspicious activity.
Aperson was seendrinking inside their vehicle on the 3000block of Trousdale Drive before 8:09 p.m.Wednesday, July 3.
Acustomer refused to payfor items on the 1800 block of El CaminoReal before 10:49 a.m. Wednesday, July 3.
Vehicle burglary.
Someone reportedfinding their vehicle’s window wassmashed and items were taken onBroadway Street before 12:50 p.m.Monday, July 8.
An electrical panel was brokeninto and the wiring was stolen on ElCamino Real before 12:28 p.m. Monday,July 8.
Suspicious circumstances.
Two menwere taking tires off a car on Old CountyRoad before 8:42 p.m. Sunday, July 7.
World War II,Marinship,Sausalito
Marinship near Sausalito in 1944.

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