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09/11/2013

 
www.smdailyjournal.comWednesday
Sept.11,2013
Vol XIV,Edition 21
ENERGYBILL
STATE PAGE 7
 
DONS SWEEPSANTATERESA
SPORTSPAGE 11
TART IS EASIERTHAN APPLE PIE
FOOD PAGE 19
REGULATIONS COULD AFFECT ELECTRICALRATES FOR MILLIONS
By David Espo and Julie Pace
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — President BarackObama told the nation from the WhiteHouse on Wednesday night that diplo-macy suddenly holds “the potential toremove the threat of chemicalweapons” in Syria without use of force, but he declared the U.S. militarywill “be ready to respond” againstPresident Bashar Assad if other meas-ures fail.For now, Obama said he had askedcongressionalleaders to post-pone a vote onlegislation hehas been seek-ing to authorizethe use of mili-tary forceagainst Syria.In a 16-minutespeech, the pres-ident repeatedlyoffered reassurances that even the fail-ure of diplomacy — in promised talksat the United Nations or elsewhere —would not plunge America into anotherwar.“I will not put American boots onthe ground in Syria,” he promised. “Iwill not pursue an open-ended actionlike Iraq or Afghanistan. I will not pur-sue a prolonged air campaign likeLibya or Kosovo.”“This would be a targeted strike toachieve a clear objective: deterring theuse of chemical weapons and degradingAssad’s capabilities,” he said.
Obama:Diplomacy may work
REUTERS
A couple walks in front of the skyline of New York’s Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in a park along theHudson River in Weehawken,N.J.Today marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade center.
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County OKs$14M updateto HR system
Equal benefits waiverfrustrate supervisors
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
County supervisors agreed to spendnearly $14 million to upgrade its anti-quated human resources system but notbefore a contract caveat sparing providerWorkday from offering its employeesequal benefits to same-sex spousessparked questions of how to impose localvalues in an international arena.Board President Don Horsley said he could not back thatcaveat which nearly led the supervisors to postpone a deci-sion on the new HR/payroll system until they could getmore clarification or craft a workaround.
Don Horsley
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DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Stanford University’s planned expansioninto Redwood City is a “momentous” occa-sion several years in the making that willpour hundreds of millions of dollars into thecommunity and create a valuable partner-ship, according to city officials.The City Council Monday night unani-mously certified the final environmentalimpact report for the Stanford in RedwoodCity project. With the documents finishedand approved, discussion can now turn tothe merits of the project itself.Although councilmembers said they’dreceived some letters about traffic concerns,they each expressed enthusiasm for the uni-
Stanford expansion moves forward
University plans first major foray outside main campus
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Michaels Arts and Craft store’s quest tomove to the former Borders bookstore siteon El Camino Real does not fit in with SanMateo’s transit-oriented-development plan,the San Mateo Planning Commission deter-mined last night.The commission also ruled that the retailuse for the property on 2925 S. El CaminoReal has also been lost since a retail use wasdiscontinued for six months betweenNovember 2011 and May 2012.
Planning Commission:Michaels move no good
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FOR THE RECORD2
Wednesday
Sept.11,2013
THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Singer HarryConnick Jr.is 46.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
2001
America faced its worst day of terror-ism. Nearly 3,000 people were killedas 19 al-Qaida members hijacked fourpassenger jetliners. Two planessmashed into New York’s World TradeCenter, causing the twin towers tofall; one plowed into the Pentagon;and the fourth was crashed into a fieldin western Pennsylvania.
“I have seen gross intoleranceshown in support of tolerance.” 
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge,poet and author (1772-1834)
Musician Moby is48.Rapper Ludacris is36.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Members of Radar 360 1/4 perform their show titled ‘O Baile dos Candeeiros’in Montijo near Lisbon,Portugal.
Wednesday
: Mostly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming partly cloudy. Patchyfog in the morning. Highs in the upper60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday night:
Mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in themid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
: Cloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highsin the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night:
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after mid-night. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 60s.
Friday night through Tuesday:
Mostly cloudy. Patchyfog. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1777, 
during the American Revolution, forces underGen. George Washington were defeated by the British in theBattle of Brandywine.
In 1814, 
an American fleet scored a decisive victory overthe British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.
In 1857, 
the Mountain Meadows Massacre took place inpresent-day southern Utah as a 120-member Arkansas immi-grant party was slaughtered by Mormon militiamen aided byPaiute Indians.
In 1922
, the British Mandate for Palestine went intoeffect.
In 1936
, Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) began operationas President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a key inWashington to signal the startup of the dam’s first hydro-electric generator.
In 1941
, groundbreaking took place for the Pentagon. In aspeech that drew accusations of anti-Semitism, Charles A.Lindbergh told an America First rally in Des Moines, Iowa,that “the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administra-tion” were pushing the United States toward war.
In 1954, 
the Miss America pageant made its network TVdebut on ABC; Miss California, Lee Meriwether, wascrowned the winner.
In 1962
, The Beatles completed their first single for EMI,“Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You,” at EMI studios inLondon.Ameasurement of body fat contentbased on the height and weight of adults is called BMI (body massindex). Ahigh BMI may indicate futurehealth problems. ABMI between 18.5and 24 is healthy. ABMI over 30 isconsidered obese.***The 1968 Beatles song “Back in theUSSR” (Union of Soviet SocialistRepublics) begins “Flew in fromMiami Beach BOAC/ Didn’t get to bedlast night/On the way the paper bagwas on my knee/Man I had a dreadfulflight.” BOAC is British OverseasAirways Corporation, which becameBritain’s state airline in 1939.***The first DVD (digital versatile disc)player came on the market in 1997. Astandard DVD holds seven times moredata than a CD (compact disc).***The MPAA(Motion PictureAssociation of America) introducedthe current movie ratings system in1968. Do you know what the movieratings G, PG, NC and R stand for? Seeanswer at end.***John Mauchly (1907-1980), a physi-cist, and J. Presper Eckert (1919-1995), an engineer, developed the firstcomputer in 1946. Known as theENIAC (Electrical NumericalIntegrator And Calculator), the com-puter weighed 60,000 pounds and con-tained 18,000 vacuum tubes. The U.S.military used the computer for calcula-tions.***The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 cre-ated the FAA(Federal AviationAdministration), a governmentagency. The purpose of the FAAis toestablish regulations that promotesafety in aviation and to conduct airtraffic control.***James Cash Penney (1875-1971),founder of department store JCPenney,opened his first store in 1902 at age26. The Golden Rule in Wyoming wasa dry goods and clothing store. By1911, Penney and partners operated22 stores that made more than $1 mil-lion in sales.***The trademark of MGM (MetroGoldwyn Mayer) is Leo the Lion. Theroaring lion is seen at the beginningof every MGM feature film. Leo wasfirst seen in the 1928 silent movie“White Shadows of the South Seas.”The lion’s roar was played on a phono-graph.***In 1938, candy manufacturer NECCO(New England ConfectioneryCompany) introduced the Skybar. Itwas the first candy bar that had four dif-ferent flavors in the center — caramel,vanilla, peanut and fudge covered inchocolate. NECCO first announced thenew candy bar to the public with a sky-writing campaign.***The FDA(Food and DrugAdministration) conducted research onhow consumers use labels on drugs anddetermined that labels needed simplelanguage in an easy to read format. InMay 2002, OTC (over the counter)medicines were required to carry a newdrug facts label that lists the activeingredients of the product and the pur-pose of the medication.***
 Answer: G means the movie is accept-able for a General Audience, PG meansParental Guidance, NC, usually listed as NC-17, means No Children under17, R stands for Restricted. In 1984,PG-13 was added to the ratings sys-tem, which means Parental Guidancenot recommended for children under13.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com or
(Answers tomorrow)FLINTBURSTEASILYOPPOSEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Casper bought a cabin in the woods so thathe could live in the — “BOO-NIES”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.
TAUQOTENIWSODWINLUFOND
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Actress Betsy Drake is 90. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, is89. Actor Earl Holliman is 85. Comedian Tom Dreesen is 74.Movie director Brian De Palma is 73. Rock singer-musicianJack Ely (The Kingsmen) is 70. Rock musician Mickey Hart(The Dead) is 70. Singer-musician Leo Kottke is 68. ActorPhillip Alford is 65. Actress Amy Madigan is 63. Rock singer-musician Tommy Shaw (Styx) is 60. Sports reporter LesleyVisser is 60. Actor Reed Birney is 59. Singer-songwriterDiane Warren is 57. Musician Jon Moss (Culture Club) is 56.Actor Scott Patterson is 55. Rock musician Mick Talbot (TheStyle Council) is 55. Actress Roxann Dawson is 55.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Whirl Win,No.6,in first place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in secondpalce;and Winning Spirit,No.9,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:44.12.
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We are not responsible or late, damaged, illegible or lost entries. Multiple entries are accepted. One prize per household. All applicable Federal, State & Local taxes associ-ated with the receipt or use o any prize are the sole responsibility o the winner. The prizes are awarded “as is”and without warranty o any kind, express or implied. TheDaily Journal reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualiy any individual it fnds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation o the promotion; to beacting in violation o the rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner. Entry constitutes agreement or use o name & photo or publicity purposes. Employees o theDaily Journal, Redwood General Tire Pros and Original Nick’s are not eligible to win. Must be at least 18 years o age. Call with questions or or clarifcation (650) 344-5200.Each winner, by acceptance o the prize, agrees to release the Daily Journal, Redwood General Tire Pros and Original Nick’s rom all liability, claims, or actions o any kindwhatsoever or injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use o the prize.
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Each Monday thru Friday we will list the upcoming weeks’ games. Pick the winners of each gamealong with the point total of the Monday night game.In case of a tie, we will look at the pointtotal on the Monday night game of the week.If there’s a tie on that total, then a random drawingwill determine the winner.Each week, the Daily Journal will reward gift certificates to RedwoodGeneral Tire Pros and Original Nick’s.The Daily Journal Pigskin Pick’em Contest is free to play.Must be 18 or over.Winners will be announced in the Daily Journal.
What is the deadline?
 All mailed entries must be postmarked by the Friday prior to the weekend of games, you mayalso drop off your entries to our office by Friday at 5 p.m. sharp.Sendentry form to: 800 S.Claremont Street, #210,San Mateo,CA 94402.Youmayenterasmanytimesasyou like using photocopied entry forms.
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BELMONT
Drunk in public
. Aman that was bleedingfrom the head wandered into a lobby and wasarrested for being drunk in public onShoreway Road before 3:32 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 8.
Assault with a deadly weapon
. Twomen were found fighting and one was arrest-ed for carrying a deadly weapon on MarineView Parkway and Chesteron Avenue before11:58 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
Suspicious person.
Aman was foundinappropriately touching himself in thepool area on Shoreway Road before 3:28p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
Driving without license.
Aman wascited and released for driving without alicense at the intersection of RalstonAvenue and Hiller Street before 8:44 p.m.Monday, Sept. 2.
Sexual assault
. Someone reported beingassaulted on Twin Pines Lane before 10:35a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.
Disturbance
. Amother and son were in averbal argument on Continentals Waybefore 1:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.
FOSTER CITY 
Suspended license
. Awoman was arrestedfor driving with a suspended license onTriton Drive before 10:07 p.m. Tuesday,Sept. 3.
Suspicious circumstances.
Aman withgray hair parked at the intersection of Halsey and Beach Park boulevards forapproximately one hour before 6:33 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Suspicious person
. Two men were seenwandering around outside the pool area onSea Spray Lane before 6:32 p.m. Tuesday,Sept. 3.
Burglary.
Avehicle was burglarized onEdgewater Boulevard before 10:21 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Burglary
. Abusiness was burglarized onChess Drive before 9:36 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.3.
Police reports
Like a sad country song
Someone’s ex-girlfriend took hismountain bike, garage door remote,laptop and dog and refused to return theitems on the 3600 block of SunsetDrive in Sun Bruno before 5:08 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 5.
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Alawsuit has been filed in San MateoCounty Superior Court challenging the ade-quacy of an environmental impact report for aHighway 1 widening project planned forPacifica.Pacificans for a Scenic Coast filed the com-plaint Friday and contend the project is out of scale with “Pacifica’s scenic nature” and thatthe EIR contains contradictory informationon impacts to threatened species or any otheradverse impacts of the project.“We would like to have more details toknow if it’s a project we like or not,” groupspokeswoman Cynthia Kaufman told theDaily Journal Tuesday.The plan is to widen Highway 1 between2,300 feet north of Reina Del Mar Avenue toapproximately 1,500 feet south of FasslerAvenue, a stretch of about 1.3 miles, accord-ing to Caltrans.The project proposes to widen Highway 1from four lanes to six lanes to have threethrough-lanes in each travel direction,according to Caltrans.The highway gets heavy traffic during themorning and afternoon commute.The EIR was approved last month and thecost of the project is expected to be about $52million.Kaufman’s group is concerned that the EIRdoes not give enough detail on how wide theroad will ultimately be or how big the sound-walls will be and how pedestrians and bicy-clists will be impacted by the project.“There are other ways to deal with trafficother than widening,” Kaufman said.The California Environmental Quality Actrequires that the EIR includes an “accurate”project description.Pacificans for a Scenic Coast filed the com-plaint against Caltrans under CEQA.“At minimum it must include a detailed mapwith the ‘precise’location and boundaries of the proposed project. Instead the EIR vaguelydescribed the project as widening ‘primarilyon the west side of the roadway’varyingsomewhere from ‘20 feet to 50 feet wide’andreferencing pictures which are purely concep-tual and ‘not to be used as official record.’Inconjunction, the width of the highway at thepedestrian and bicyclist crossing points wasnot adequately described,” the group wrote ina statement. The lack of details in the EIR, thegroup contends, prevents an adequate analy-sis of the project’s impacts.The EIR also contains contradictory infor-mation regarding the habitat of the Californiared-legged frog, the group contends.In October, Pacifica residents launched anorganization to oppose the city’s plan towiden Highway 1 called Pacificans forHighway 1 Alternatives which wants the cityto consider various alternatives to the CaleraParkway Project, which would widen thehighway from Sharp Park through RockawayBeach.Pacificans for a Scenic Coast is an offshootof Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives,which has about 50 members, Kaufman said.The project will be funded from San MateoCounty Transportation Measure Aand StateTransportation Improvement Program fundsand is expected to take about two years tocomplete.The work will be done by the San MateoCounty Transportation Authority as Caltranswill be the lead agency under CEQA. TheSMCTA, the Pacifica City Council and citystaff have worked with Caltrans for years tosolve the area’s traffic congestion problems.Caltrans’officials told the Daily Journalyesterday they cannot comment on pendinglitigation.
Pacifica group challengeshighway widening project

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