Sales tax favoredbut ballot date unclear
The week of July 19, 2008, it wasbecoming more likely that SanCarlos voters would beasked to pass a half-cent sales tax aimed atraising $3 millionannually for 10 yearsand preventing an equal amount of cuts to critical city services likepolice, ﬁre and parks.The unknown that week was if thequestion would be posed on theNovember ballot or in 2009. Revenuemeasures for general purposes, likethe one proposed, can be passed witha majority vote only if held during anelection in which councilmembers areup for re-election. Otherwise, a two-thirds majority is needed forapproval.Councilman Matt Grocott made nosecret he would not support a ﬁscalemergency declaration, throwing intoquestion whether the city can actsooner rather than later.The estimated $3 million per yeargenerated by a sales tax was to let thecity avoid a projected $1.3 million incuts in 2009-2010 and $1.45 millionin cuts the following ﬁscal year. Thefunds would also enable the city torestore $1 million each year to thegeneral capital projects fund.
School district infavor of parcel tax
Asurvey found strong support for a$78 annual parcel tax in the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary SchoolDistrict, it was revealedthe week of July 19,2008.Talks of a parcel taxbegan within the districtin May 2008. A$78 annualparcel tax lasting under nine yearsgenerated the best support, accordingto a study done by Godbe Research. Atax was supported by 72 percent of the 450 polled — with 69 percentsupporting a nine-year period and 78percent in favor of a five-year dura-tion. Such a measure requires a two-thirds yes vote to pass.
Auto shop ownersbanned from work
The auto body repair shop owneraccused, along with her husband, of defrauding car owners and insurancecompanies by faking rodent damagewas banned from conducting anyauto-related business and mustinform any future employers in theindustry of the charges, it wasreported the week of July 19, 2008.The state Attorney General’sOffice sought the prohibitionagainst Bita Imani, 35, and her hus-band, Mehran Baranriz, 45. Bothwere ordered back to court Nov. 3,2008 for a preliminary hearing witha two-week estimate. During thattime, according to the ban, the cou-ple could not perform any autorepairs or be involved in any auto-related.The couple owned and operatedGroup Specialist inRedwood City, an auto bodyshop specializing inMercedes and BMWvehi-cles.
Google shares plummetafter low earnings
Google Inc. shares plunged nearly10 percent the week of July 19,2008 after the Internet searchleader’s second-quarter earningsmissed analysts’expectations.Management said economic tur-moil in the United States and partsof Europe appeared to be causingconsumers to click less frequentlyon the ads that generate virtually allits profits.That unnerved already jitteryinvestors, although Google man-agers said they expect the MountainView-based company will thriveeven if the economy weakens fur-ther.Google’s stock price dropped$52.12, or 9.8 percent, to finish at$481.32, leaving it below $500 forthe first time in three months.
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Movie directorAtom Egoyan is53.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Allied air forces raided Rome duringWorld War II, the same day Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met inFeltre in northern Italy.
“The most beautiful experience we can have isthe mysterious ...the fundamental emotion whichstands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
— Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Movie directorAbel Ferrara is 62.Actor CampbellScott is 52.
Snails crawl on the face of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in central Tokyo,Japan.Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo,which began the unique facial earlier this week,offers the $110 ﬁve-minute session withthe snails as an optional add-on for customers who apply for a ‘Celeb Escargot Course.’According to a beautician at thesalon,the snail slime is believed to make one’s skin supple as well as remove dry and scaly patches.
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King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary was proclaimedQueen of England after pretender Lady Jane Grey wasdeposed.
, during the War of 1812, the First Battle of Sackets Harbor in Lake Ontario resulted in an American vic-tory as U.S. naval forces repelled a British attack.
a ground-breaking women’s rights conventionconvened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
, the Franco-Prussian war began.
the ﬁrst Tour de France was won by MauriceGarin.
, the Summer Olympics opened in Helsinki,Finland.
, TWAbecame the ﬁrst airline to begin showingregularly scheduled in-ﬂight movies as it presented “ByLove Possessed” to ﬁrst-class passengers on a ﬂight fromNew York to Los Angeles.
the Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell toSandinista guerrillas, two days after President AnastasioSomoza ﬂed the country.
, the Moscow Summer Olympics began, minusdozens of nations that were boycotting the games becauseof the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.
111 people were killed when a United Air LinesDC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at SiouxCity, Iowa; 185 other people survived.
President George H.W. Bush joined former presi-dents Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixonat ceremonies dedicating the Nixon Library and Birthplace(since redesignated the Richard Nixon Presidential Libraryand Museum) in Yorba Linda, Calif.
President Bill Clinton announced a policy allow-ing homosexuals to serve in the military under a compro-mise dubbed “don’t ask, don’t tell.”Actress Helen Gallagher is 87. Country singer SueThompson is 87. Country singer George Hamilton IVis 76.Singer Vikki Carr is 73. Actor George Dzundza is 68. Rocksinger-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 67.Tennis player Ilie Nastase is 67. Rock musician Brian May is66. Rock musician Bernie Leadon is 66. Actress BeverlyArcher is 65. Actor Peter Barton is 57. Rock musician KevinHaskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) is 53. Actor AnthonyEdwards is 51. Actress Clea Lewis is 48. PercusssionistEvelyn Glennie is 48. Country musician Jeremy Patterson is43. Classical singer Urs Buhler (Il Divo) is 42.
The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,in ﬁrst place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in secondplace;and Lucky Charms,No.12 ,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:40.39.
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