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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Vol XIV,Edition 54
No charges indeath afterAsiana crash
By Michelle Durand
The death of a teen AsianaAirlines passenger run over by afire truck responding to the jet’sJuly crash was “a tragic accident”that does not warrant criminalcharges, San Mateo County’s dis-trict attorney announced Fridaymorning.In a written statement, DistrictAttorney Steve Wagstaffe saidthere is no criminal culpability foranyone involved in the responseto the “very chaotic scene” andthat the death of Ye Mangyuan, 16,did not violate any laws.Ye was alive and lying on thetarmac after either being takenfrom or being ejected from theplane. But she was covered in fireretardant foam which obscured herbody from view prior to beingstruck by at least one fire truck.She died of injuries to her head,according to Coroner RobertFoucrault.Asiana Flight 214 crashed July 6after hitting a wall while attempt-
DA calls event ‘a tragic accident’
By David Wong
If you’ve ever spent time inRedwood City, you may havenoticed two dilapidated monu-ments adjacent to El Camino Realat Claremont Avenue to the northand Chestnut Street to the south.The city has allocated the fundsto replace them but are awaitingword from Caltrans officials sincethey are on El Camino Real, a statehighway. The hitch seems to be inthe service club signs on the mon-uments and, because of that,require additional approval.The city needed a go-ahead fromthe District Transportation ArtCommittee, which met Aug. 21. Itapproved a “Welcome to RedwoodCity” sign without the Rotary
City waits for monument approval
Redwood City officials want to replace aging welcome signs
Book manager keeps library financing on track
By Angela Swartz
Although Jim Cannon retired in2002, he spends most of his days at480 Primrose Road in Burlingamelaboring away in the basement.Cannon, 71, has lived inBurlingame for more than 40 years andvolunteers 30 to 50 hours a week forthe Burlingame Library Foundation.He is a board member and past presi-dent of the foundation. Right now, thefoundation is hosting its semi-annualbook drive, which raised more than$73,000 last year alone.“I enjoy it, that’s for sure,” saidCannon, who is also a trustee on theSan Mateo County Board of Education.“In a way it’s like being a little kidagain. Retirement is like summer vaca-tion. There’s a lot of nice people hereand we make a lot of money for thelibrary.”The library has upped its fundraisingin recent years, said Cannon, whomanages book donations. In recentyears, it has pushed annual fundraisingtotals from $20,000 to $70,000through multiple mechanisms, he said.The first mechanism is the fact thatthe community has responded posi-tively to the sales by donating more.Additionally, the foundation postsmore than 5,000 rare or expensivebooks worth more than $15 each onAmazon and other sites. The librarynow has someone who specificallyhandles the circulation desk book sale.The foundation also searches the web-site BookScouter, which aggregatesbook prices and tells you what compa-nies are interested in the book andwhat they’ll pay.San Francisco-born Cannon attendedSan Francisco State University, thenwent on to get a teaching credential.He traveled to Colombia and joined thePeace Corps for two years.He has been married to his wifeKristine for 45 “glorious years,” hesaid. Kristine Cannon helped found the
Efforts culminate for Burlingame library book sale this weekend
Susan May,coordinator of the book sale and past BurlingameLibrary Foundation president,and Jim Cannon,manager of book donations,help organize books prior to the sale.
Heather,Olivia and Samuel Whitfield wandered upon Doug Brown’s glass pumpkins while spending the day inHalf Moon Bay.
By Samantha Weigel
The lush green fields along StateRoute 92 are lit up in October bythousands of vibrant orangepumpkins in Half Moon Bay.Many people visit the coast toscour various pumpkin patches insearch of their perfect pick.The sleepy coastal town is con-sidered the pumpkin capital of theworld and springs to life as tens of thousands of people travel to attendthe annual Art and Pumpkin Festivalon Main Street this weekend.Festival goers can enjoy music,food and drinks while gawking atthe enormous pumpkins and the1,985-pound winner of this year’sSafeway World ChampionshipPumpkin Weigh-Off. People will
The perfect pick
Art and Pumpkin Festival a coastside draw
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“South Park”co-creator TreyParker is 44.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The stock market crashed as the DowJones Industrial Average plunged 508points, or 22.6 percent in value, toclose at 1,738.74.
“To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something.” 
— Walker Percy,American author (1916-1990)
Actor JohnLithgow is 68.Comedian ChrisKattan is 43.
 The Indian Air Force advanced light helicopters display team ‘Sarang’performs during an air show organized by the IAF atthe airport in Srinagar.
: Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy dense fogin the morning. Highs in the upper 60s.Northeast winds around 5mph...Becoming northwest in the after-noon.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear. Lows inthe upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10mph...Becoming southwest after midnight.
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 5mph.
Sunday night
: Mostly clear in the evening then becom-ing partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds around5 mph.
: Partly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Highs in the mid 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1765
, the Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York,drew up a declaration of rights and liberties.
In 1781
, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis sur-rendered at Yorktown, Va., as the American Revolutionneared its end.
In 1812, 
French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte begantheir retreat from Moscow.
In 1864
, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked Unionforces at Cedar Creek, Va.; the Union troops were able torally and defeat the Confederates.
In 1936, 
H.R. Ekins of the New York World-Telegram beatout Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and LeoKieran of The New York Times in a round-the-world race oncommercial flights that lasted 18 1/2 days.
In 1944, 
the play “I Remember Mama,” by John vanDruten, opened at the Music Box Theater on Broadway.
In 1951
, President Harry S. Truman signed an act formallyending the state of war with Germany.
In 1960, 
the United States began a limited embargoagainst Cuba covering all commodities except medical sup-plies and certain food products.
In 1967
, the U.S. space probe Mariner 5 flew past Venus.
In 1977, 
the supersonic Concorde made its first landing inNew York City.
In 1982, 
automaker John Z. DeLorean was arrested by fed-eral agents in Los Angeles, accused of conspiring to sell$24 million of cocaine to salvage his business. (DeLoreanwas acquitted at trial on grounds of entrapment.)
In 1994
, 22 people were killed as a terrorist bomb shat-tered a bus in the heart of Tel Aviv’s shopping district.Entertainer Martha Raye died in Los Angeles at age 78.
Ten years ago:
Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresaduring a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square.The first female governor of a state wasNellie Taylor Ross (1876-1977), of Wyoming, in 1925.***The population of the Americancolonies in 1610 was 350.***Bangladesh is the most densely popu-lated non-island region in the world,with more than 1,970 humans persquare mile.***More than 40 million people a yearvisit Walt Disney World in Florida. Itopened in 1972. EPCOTopened in1982. EPCOTstands for ExperimentalPrototype Community of Tomorrow.***Do you know the abbreviation for thestate of Arkansas? What about these:Indiana, Montana, Nebraska andTennessee? See answer at end.***The odds of getting a royal flush inpoker are 649,739 to 1.***The first phonograph record was madeof tin foil.***Asphygmomanometer measures bloodpressure. Approximately 34 millionAmericans take medication to reducetheir high blood pressure.***Greyhounds have better eyesight thanany other breed of dog. They are alsothe fastest dog, able to run up to 41mph.***The strawberry is the only fruit that hasits seeds on the outside. There are novegetables with that characteristic.***In 1812, George Clinton (1739-1812)became the first U.S. vice president todie while in office. Clinton served underpresidents Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and James Madison (1751-1836).***The name of the boy in the televisionseries “Rin Tin Tin” (1954-1959) wasRusty.***Remember when a first class stamp cost15 cents? It was in 1980. In the sameyear, 3M introduced Post-It Notes andTed Turner (born 1938) launched CNN.***In 1695, English law levied a tax onbachelors, to inspire eligibleEnglishmen to choose a bride. The stateof Missouri had a similar “bachelor tax”in 1820.***All birds have something in common.They all have a third eyelid for protec-tion.***Grand Canyon National Park averages 5million visitors annually. Yosemiteaverages 3.3 million.***Q is the only letter that does not appearin the names of any state of the UnitedStates.***The top selling cookies flavors of GirlScout cookies are Thin Mints, Samoasand Tagalongs. The first Girl Scoutcookie sales were in 1917 inOklahoma. Sugar cookies were 25 centsper dozen.***A.A. Milne’s (1882-1956) Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1926. The origi-nal characters were Christopher Robin,Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore,Kanga and Roo. The character of Gopher was created by Disney.***In the original Roman calendar, Marchwas the first month. It became the thirdmonth when Julius Caesar reformed thecalendar.***The Statue of Liberty weighs 225 tons.***Time magazine named the personalcomputer as its “man of the year” in1982.***Evidence suggests that dogs were firstdomesticated 12,000 years ago. It isbelieved they are the first animal to betamed.***Most hurricanes occur in the month of September.***
: The abbreviation for Arkansas is AR, Indiana is IN, Montanais MT, Nebraska is NE and Tennessee isTN.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)UTTER SKUNK RUNNER SAFARIYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The park started charging for rock climbingbecause it wasn’t —RISK-FREENow 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 Content Agency, LLCAll Rights Reserved.
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Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Robert S. Strauss is 95.Author John le Carre is 82. Artist Peter Max is 76. Author andcritic Renata Adler is 75. Actor Michael Gambon is 73.Feminist activist Patricia Ireland is 68. Singer Jeannie C.Riley is 68. Rock singer-musician Patrick Simmons (TheDoobie Brothers) is 65. Talk show host Charlie Chase is 61.Rock singer-musician Karl Wallinger (World Party) is 56.Former Republican National Committee Chairman MichaelSteele is 55. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 53. Boxer EvanderHolyfield is 51. TVhost Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover:Home Edition”) is 49.
 The Daily Derby race winners are Whirl Win,No.6,in first place,Lucky Star,No.2,in second palce;and Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:48.90.
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. Aperson was arrested for shopliftingmore than $200 worth of groceries at the800 block of North Delaware Street before9:39 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
. Alaptop was stolen on the 2400block of South El Camino Real before 11:04a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.
Welfare check.
Aman in a blue jacket wasfound unresponsive and drunk before 5:37p.m. Friday Oct. 11.
Missing person.
Awoman reported miss-ing was found sitting in the middle of thestreet on 37th Avenue and Grove Streetbefore 10:39 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.
. Aperson was arrested for possess-ing brass knuckles on the 900 block of Rollins Road before 7:45 p.m. Friday, Oct.11.
. Aperson reported a storage lock-er had been broken into on the 1700 blockof Adrian Road before 5:52 p.m. Friday, Oct.11.
. Abusiness reported a personcut through a fence on the 1700 block of Rollins Road before 11:41 a.m. Friday, Oct.11.
. Storage lockers were brokeninto on the 1700 block of Adrian Roadbefore 11:34 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.
Police reports
When pet rocks go bad
Aperson reported a rock with foul lan-guage was left on their property on the1700 block of Escalante Way inBurlingame before 10:13 a.m.Thursday, Oct. 10.
By Michelle Durand
Let the kids have Halloween stories — inRedwood City the adults have a chance forsome spooky fun steeped in historic talesfrom a real-life graveyard.Under the full moon Saturday night, visi-tors to the historical Union Cemetery cantake flashlight tours, learn their futurethrough tarot card readings and indulge inthe fun of dressing up at the second annual“haunting” fundraiser.Attendees, who will also receive drinksand appetizers with the price of admission,will also learn about some of the long-goneindividuals residing below ground.Or, in the case of Simon Mezes, no longereternally resting in the cemetery. Mezes waslaid to rest in December 1884 but his iratedescendants removed his body in 1954 aftercounty officials built the existing Hall of Justice on land he dedicated as a permanentpark, said Nancy Radcliffe, a board memberof City Trees, which is co-sponsoring thehaunting.History lessons like this form the back-bone of the event which Radcliffe said isaimed at being less about Halloween and amore “autumny” throwback to the 1800swith its belief in spiritualists and otherdimensions.In that vein, the costume contest willaward two prizes, one for a classicHalloween-style outfit and one for a periodensemble.And Radcliffe? She’s going as Glinda theGood Witch.The event, which is adults only, alsoincludes a trivia hunt with participantssearching for information in the cemetery.But those with a little superstition aboutwalking on somebody’s grave needn’tworry. Radcliffe said the flashlight tours andpassage to the tarot readings and bar will gothrough the graveyard but not on the actualgraves.The Saturday spook-takular — scheduledthat night to coincide with the full moon —raises money for City Trees, Redwood CityInternational, the Redwood City Parks andArts Foundation and the Historical UnionCemetery Association. This year, 10 per-cent of the funds raised will benefit victimsof Thursday’s six-alarm Woodside Roadapartment fire.Last year’s event raised $11,000 and drew164 people, the furthest away fromBakersfield. Radcliffe said organizers arehoping this year is even more successful.
“The haunting at the Union Cemetery: Ahistorical event” is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Union Cemetery, ElCamino Real and Woodside Road, Redwood City. Tickets are $40 per person and includetwo drinks and appetizers.Tickets may be purchased at the event oronline at www.rwchaunting.org. Parking isavailable near the cemetery at Crippen &Flynn Funeral Home at 400 Woodside Road.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
Cemetery ‘haunting’scares up fun for adults
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By Reed Saxon
LOS ANGELES — Many Californiansdove under desks and tables at midmorningThursday in a major drill of the “drop, coverand hold on” earthquake survival skill.Organizers said 9.5 million Californianssigned up to take part in the drill at 10:17a.m. PDT, and another 15 million in earth-quake-prone regions elsewhere in the worldalso participated.“It started in Guam ... and it traveledaround the world,” said Mark Benthien,director of outreach at the SouthernCalifornia Earthquake Center.The exercise allows first responders torehearse emergency response plans.More than 900 firefighters on duty at 106fire stations around Los Angeles conductedthe drop drill, then drove around their dis-tricts to practice surveying for damage andassessing need for rescues, said departmentspokesman Brian Humphrey.At Rosemont Avenue Elementary School,some students dove under desks while othersdid not and sprawled in their classroom withsimulated injuries created with Hollywood-style makeup.Firefighters searched the school, locatedand triaged the injured, laying them out onred, yellow and green mats depending onseverity. Some students were tasked to showdelayed onset of injuries after an evacua-tion.The Great ShakeOut was first held inCalifornia in 2008 and participation hassince spread around the globe. This year,Japan, Canada, Italy and Guam joined thedrill. Thursday’s drills were to conclude inAlaska and Hawaii at 10:17 a.m. local time.
Californians ‘drop, cover, hold’in quake drill

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