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08/22/2013

 
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
Aug.22,2013
Vol XIV,Edition 4
DEADLYATTAC
WORLD PAGE 8
 
BULLDOG GOESTOALABAMA
SPORTSPAGE 11
BRADLEY MANNING GETSSTIFFEST PUNISHMENT
NATION PAGE 7
SYRIA RENEWS CHEMICAL ARMS CLAIM;ATTACK  TESTS U.S.HOPE TO AVOID WAR
Moretenantssue after fire
Six-alarm blaze at Redwood City apartmentkilled one and left nearly 100 homeless
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
At least 22 complaints havebeen filed in Superior Court by for-mer residents of the HallmarkHouse Apartments in RedwoodCity after a six-alarm blaze killedone and left nearly 100 homelessJuly 7.The complaints were filedTuesday and at least six more willbe filed soon, said attorney AraJabagchourian with Cotchett,Pitre & McCarthy.More former tenants are alsoconsidering suing KDF Hallmark,the owner of the 72-unit apartmentcomplex on Woodside Road thathas been deemed uninhabitable.Many of the fire victims inter-viewed last week for housing atthe Woodland Apartments in EastPalo Alto, which had 21 studiosand two one-bedroom apartmentsfor rent, according to representa-tives with InnVision ShelterNetwork.Yesterday, Redwood City offi-cials confirmed that at least 16households from Hallmark areexpected to move into theWoodland Park Apartments.Fire investigators have statedthe fire was likely an accident thatstarted in a third-floor unit wherethe deceased, 48-year-old DarinMichael Demello-Pine, was cook-ing at about 1:45 a.m.The complex did not have sprin-
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
An elderly patient who fell atMills-Peninsula Medical Center issuing the hospital, its parent com-pany and his physician over hisfractured hip and subsequent carewhich he attributes to deliberateunderstaffing as a cost-savingsmeasure.Hausia M. Moala and his wife,Funaki T. Moala are seeking dam-ages for elder abuse, medical mal-practice and loss of consortium,according to the suit filed Aug. 20in San Mateo County SuperiorCourt against Mils-PeninsulaMedical Center, Mills-PeninsulaHealth Services, Sutter Health andDr. Dirk Baumann.The defendants used an “under-staffing” plan to “reduce laborcosts and to increase profits” atthe expense of patients likeHausia M. Moala, the suit states.During Maola’s time there, thenamed defendants were “wellaware” the understaffing “created aperilous risk of inadequate nursingcare, dangerous falls, injuries,neglect and abuse of the elderlypatients,” the suit states.AMills-Peninsula HealthServices spokeswoman did notreturn inquiries for comment.Moala’s attorney, JamesMcCallion, said yesterday he didnot have time to discuss thedetails of the case but described itas “great.”Hausia M. Moala, then 74, was apatient at the hospital from Aug.27, 2012 to Sept. 9, 2012. He hadbeen admitted to undergo a left legangioplasty but two days later fellin the recovery room and sustaineda hip fracture that went undiag-nosed until Sept. 2, 2012 despiteswelling and pain, according tothe suit.Moala’s lawsuit said hospitalpersonnel were aware of hisnumerous health problems andhigh risk of falls at the time heentered the facility.The suit also claims Moala wasplaced in further pain by medical
Patient fileslawsuit after hospital fall
Suit claims understaffing at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center led to injury
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The former child psychiatristtrying to withdraw his no contestplea to molesting several formermale patients is once again men-tally incompetent, according tohis attorney.Defense attorney JohnMcDougall filed his fourth compe-tency motion Wednesday inadvance of William HamiltonAyresMondaysentencinghearing, saidDistrictAttorney SteveWagstaffe.McDougallalso reportedlyfiled a doctor’sreport underseal. He has not
Former doctor claimsincompetence, again
Motion comes ahead of molestation sentencing
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PHOTOS COURTESY OF DISHCRAWL
Dishcrawl participants go to multiple restaurants,within walking distance,over the course of one night.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Fans of food and good companycan find both on the menu of alocal venture bringing those corevalues to Burlingame next month.San Jose-based Dishcrawl hasbeen running food adventures forthree-and-a-half years throughoutthe Bay Area. On Sept. 11, itmakes another stop on thePeninsula.Each guest pays $45 for the two-and-a-half hour experience whichlets them sample fare at multiplevenues in a given area. Forty-
Hungry for food and good company?
Dishcrawl heading to Burlingame,returning to San Mateo
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Unionized S.F.stripclub closing its curtains
SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly twodecades after they made the nation gawkby forming its first unionized strip club,the dancers at San Francisco’s LustyLady are hanging up their thongs.The employee-owned, co-op club willclose in two weeks because it can nolonger afford its rent.General manager Scott Farrell saidthat while the workers own the club,they don’t own the North Beach build-ing where rent was $5,500 a month in2001 but now runs more than $16,000.That’s far more than the dancers andtheir wads of ones can manage.Eviction proceedings began againstthe club earlier this year when it fellbehind on rent. The workers have agreedto vacate by Sept. 2, and the owner sayshe’ll waive the back rent.
Munchies from marijuanafestival fetch $50 online
SEATTLE — Afew eBay users are see-ing a money-making opportunity in thefree bags of chips that were given outby police over the weekend at Seattle’spot festival known as Hempfest.An unopened Doritos bag fromHempfest had drawn eight bids byMonday afternoon, pushing the price to$58. One bag listed as “used” was fetch-ing $50.The nacho-cheese-flavored Doritoswere a popular topic surrounding theevent because Seattle police distributedthem for free along with stickersdesigned to inform pot consumers aboutthe state’s legal pot law.Officers handed out only 1,000 bagsof chips at an event that draws as manyas 85,000 people per day.
Police:Partying teenstrapped in walk-in vault
FALCONER, N.Y. — Authorities sayfour teenagers were apparently partyingin a former law office in western NewYork when they got trapped for severalhours in a walk-in vault.Police say they received a call around1 a.m. Friday from a person reportingthat four people were stuck inside thevault in the village of Falconer, 60miles south of Buffalo.Rescue crews and a locksmith went tothe building. The locksmith freed theteens, ages 18 and 19, after about fourhours. Police say all four were checkedout at a hospital. Officials say the teenshad permission to be inside the build-ing. Authorities say they found a largequantity of alcohol and some marijuanaon the premises, and charges are pend-ing against the four.
Police:Cableoutage not 911-worthy
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — AConnecticutpolice department wants people toknow that missing your favorite showisn’t an emergency.Fairfield police say they receivednumerous 911 calls about a cable outagethat hit parts of southwesternConnecticut on Sunday night.The message on the department’sFacebook page says the outage is “nei-ther an emergency or a police relatedconcern.”The post warns that 911 should beused for life-threatening emergenciesonly and misuse of the 911 system mayresult in an arrest.Cablevision said in a statementshortly after 11 p.m. that there was acommercial power outage in itsNorwalk facility. It says “the powermatter has been resolved and servicehas been restored to our customers.”
Mounted 8-foot polarbear looking for a home
JONESTOWN, Pa. — APennsylvaniarestaurant owner is trying to find a goodhome for an 8-foot stuffed polar bear.For years, patrons of the WoodsCreek Grill outside of Harrisburg haveenjoyed posing for pictures with thebear, which was legally shot in Alaskain 1967, the Harrisburg Patriot-Newsreported.Restaurant owner Dave DeWeesbought the bear and other mounted ani-mals at auctions.“We wanted things people could comein and see, things they could walk upto,” he said. “I can’t tell you how manyhundreds of people had their photo-graphs taken with her,” DeWees told thepaper.
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Thursday
Aug.22,2013
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Singer Tori Amos is50.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1485
England’s King Richard III was killedin the Battle of Bosworth Field, effec-tively ending the War of the Roses.
“Works of art make rules;rules do not make works of art.” 
— Claude Debussy,composer (born 1862,died 1918)
Writer-producerDavid Chase is 68.Comedian-actressKristen Wiig is 40.
Birthdays
REUTERS
A waxy monkey tree frog is weighed in a measuring device during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all theanimals at the London Zoo,in central London.
Thursday:
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog inthe morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwinds up to 5 mph...Becoming westaround 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night:
Mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in themid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
: Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs inthe mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night:
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight.Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday:
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid60s.
Saturday night through Wednesday
: Mostly cloudy.Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1787
, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat onthe Delaware River to delegates from the ConstitutionalConvention in Philadelphia.
In 1846
, Gen. Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of NewMexico a territory of the United States.
In 1851, 
the schooner America outraced more than a dozenBritish vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that cameto be known as the America’s Cup.
In 1862
, President Abraham Lincoln responded to HoraceGreeley’s call for more drastic steps to abolish slavery;Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but healso repeated his personal wish “that all men everywhere couldbe free.”
In 1910
, Japan annexed Korea, which remained underJapanese control until the end of World War II.
In 1922
, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins was shot todeath, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposedto the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed.
In 1932
, the British Broadcasting Corp. conducted its firstexperimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechani-cal system.
In 1956, 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice PresidentRichard Nixon were nominated for second terms in office bythe Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
In 1962, 
French President Charles de Gaulle survived anattempt on his life in suburban Paris.
In 1968
, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for thestart of the first papal visit to South America.
In 1972, 
a hostage drama began at a Chase Manhattan Bankbranch in Brooklyn, N.Y., as John Wojtowicz and SalvatoreNaturile seized seven employees during a botched robbery; thesiege, which ended with Wojtowicz’s arrest and Naturile’skilling by the FBI, inspired the 1975 movie “Dog DayAfternoon.”
In other news ...
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Heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley is 93. Broadcast journal-ist Morton Dean is 78. Author Annie Proulx (proo) is 78.Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 74. Actress ValerieHarper is 74. Football coach Bill Parcells is 72. CBS news-man Steve Kroft is 68. Actress Cindy Williams is 66. Popmusician David Marks is 65. International Swimming Hall of Famer Diana Nyad is 64. Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitoris 57. Country singer Holly Dunn is 56. Rock musicianVernon Reid is 55. Country singer Ricky Lynn Gregg is 54.Country singer Collin Raye is 53. Actress Regina Taylor is53. Rock singer Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) is 52.
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REDWOOD CITY 
Stolen vehicle.
Adark blue 1991 HondaAccord was stolen on Rolison Road before11:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.
Petty theft.
Awallet was stolen onWoodside Road before 9:09 p.m. Thursday,Aug. 15.
Petty theft.
An iPod and tools were stolenon Stambaugh Street before 8:21 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 15.
Vandalism
. Beer was poured into a per-son’s vehicle on Pine Street before 6:24p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.
Petty theft.
Abicycle was stolen onMiddlefield Road before 4:37 p.m. Thursday,Aug. 15.
Petty theft.
Apurse was stolen on VeteransBoulevard before 2:06 p.m. Thursday, Aug.15.
SAN BRUNO
Grand theft.
Afamily member stole a ringworth $12,000 on the 3400 block of Crestmore Drive before 7:44 p.m. Tuesday,Aug. 20.
Vandalism
. The driver’s side of a silverToyota Corolla was keyed on the 100 blockof San Marco Avenue before 5:53 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Stolen vehicle.
Agreen 1997 HondaAccord was reported missing on the 300block of San Bruno Avenue on the morningof Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Police reports
Frame job
Three to four frames were stolen from astore on the 1100 block of El CaminoReal in San Bruno before 5:47 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 18.
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
The Redwood City Planning Commissionis unanimously recommending the CityCouncil accept a $15 million developmentagreement with Stanford to build a satellitecampus in the city.The commission at Tuesday night’s meet-ing also recommended the City Councilrezone the property and certify the environ-mental documents so that discussion canbegin about the project itself. The councilis tentatively scheduled to consider the mat-ter at its Sept. 9 meeting.The project will be Stanford University’sfirst significant expansion outside of itsmain campus and provides space for bothacademic and non-academic uses. As a con-dition of approval, Stanford University willalso give the city funds including $1.5 mil-lion to a street enhancement program, $4million to the community sustainabilityfund, $450,000 for bicycle systemimprovements, $100,000 for bus shelterimprovements, $1.5 million for water tankimprovements and $1 million of stormwater improvements to address existingflood conditions in the project area.If approved, Stanford University will alsospend $5 million in education and trainingprograms for city residents and businesses,$1 million for a multi-use recreation andwellness center at Red Morton Park,$250,000 toward the summer concert seriesand $250,000 for the Redwood CityEducational Foundation.The proposed plan on part of the formerMid-Technology Park calls for up to 1.518million square feet of building spaces andapproximately 4,500 parking spaces on a35-acre campus bisected by Broadway andgenerally bound by Highway 101, DouglasAvenue, Bay Road and Second Avenue. Theexisting eight office and research and devel-opment buildings will be demolished andredevelopment will happen in phases,adding a medical clinic and offices foradministration and research.
Redwood City moves forwardwith Stanford expansion plan
 
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DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
A19-year-old Foster City man accused of peeping into girls’bedrooms and mastur-bating on a teen girl as she slept was sen-tenced yesterday to two years in prison onone count of annoying a child in a home.Justin Scott Shing must also have to reg-ister as a sex offender and the convictionwill count as a criminal strike.Shing apologized for his conduct at theWednesday hearing and the fathers of twovictims addressed the court before sentenc-ing was pronounced.Foster City policearrested Shing Aug. 25,2012 after the father of a9-year-old girl reportedfinding him inside theMatsonia Drive home at3 a.m. staring at thegirl’s empty bed while onhis hands and knees. Thefather grabbed him andcalled police.Authorities say Shing also looked in thewindow of a 17-year-old neighbor girl at 2a.m. in May 2012. On Aug. 14, 2012 hereportedly entered the same girl’s bedroomafter midnight as she slept, pulled back hercomforter and masturbated.Foster City police reported Shing admit-ted entering the homes.As part of the plea deal, remainingcharges of residential burglary, peeping,sexual battery and possession of burglarytools were dismissed against Shing.He has credit of eight days against hissentence and must serve at least 50 percentof the remainder.
Teen peeper imprisoned two years
 Justin Shing

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