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06/29/2014

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Wednesday
Nov.6,2013
Vol XII,Edition 69
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WORLD PAGE 35
 
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By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Funding for an expansion andrebuild of a Foster-City middleschool and reopening of a SanMateo elementary school did notreceive enough votes to pass.Measure Ponly received 46.6percent approval, short of 55 per-cent voter approval it required,according to semi-official electionresults from the San Mateo CountyElections Office. The San Mateo-Foster CityElementary School District Boardof Trustees placed the $130 mil-lion bond measure on the ballotthis summer. The bond’s aim wasto rebuild and expand BowditchMiddle School to add Foster Cityfifth graders and reopen KnollsElementary School in San Mateofor the 2016-17 school year, fol-lowing a design process and con-struction of about three years. Itwould have cost property owners$19 per $100,000 assessed prop-erty value. Those on the opposition cam-paign, No on P, were led by HeidiBowman, former treasurer of thevoter-approved 2008 Measure L,and Trustee Ellen Mallory Ulrich.The campaign could not be reachedfor comment.Yes on P, on the other hand, wasbacked by those such as boardPresident Lory Lorimer Lawson,Superintendent Cynthia Simmsand Measure Pco-chairs DanielaRelaford and Doug Stoveland. TheYes on Pcommittee could not bereached for comment.Controversy was sparked backin September over the measureafter San Mateo Mayor David Limand Deputy Mayor Robert Rossmade it clear they would not rec-ommend that the City Council
Measure P falls short
$130 million bond measure would have funded SM-FC district facilities
Goethals joinstwo incumbentson City Council
San Mateo mayor andvice mayor re-elected
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Mayor David Lim and DeputyMayor Robert Ross easily retainedtheir seats onthe San MateoCity Council,voters decidedyesterday. They will be joined byPublic WorksCommissionerJoe Goethals,who came inthird place in the five-person racefor three seats. “I feel good about the future of San Mateo, I think we had a lot of great people run this time and I feellike there’s a lot of interest in thecity,” Goethals said.
Incumbents winin Burlingame
 Third place still tight,withOrtiz 10 votes over Cohen
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Mayor Ann Keighran took thetop spot in the Burlingame CityCouncil race with 23 percent of thevote for one of the three seats onthe council. Councilman Michael Brownriggtook the next spot with 20.2 per-cent of the vote, according tosemi-official final results from theSan Mateo County ElectionsOffice. It was a close race betweenRicardo Ortiz and former council-
KERRY CHAN/DAILY JOURNAL
Longtime county educator Tom Mohr celebrates at the Fox Forum in Redwood City after learning he took acommanding lead in the race for two seats on the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees.Incumbent Richard Holober also received a high vote total to keep his seat on the board.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1888
Republican Benjamin Harrison wonthe presidential election, defeatingDemocratic incumbent GroverCleveland with an electoral votecount of 233-168, even thoughCleveland led in the popular vote.
“I know nothing grander,better exercise,better digestion,more positive proof of the past,thetriumphant result of faith in human kind,than awell-contested American national election.” 
— Walt Whitman,American poet (1819-1892)
Actor EthanHawke is 43.Actress EmmaStone is 25.
Birthdays
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A surfer catches a wave off the coast of Oceanside.
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Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.
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In 1632
, King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden was killed inbattle.
In 1860, 
former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincolndefeated three other candidates for the presidency: JohnBreckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.
In 1861
, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was electedto a six-year term of office.
In 1893, 
composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St.Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
In 1928
, in a first, the results of Republican HerbertHoover’s election victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith wereflashed onto an electric wraparound sign on the New YorkTimes building.
In 1934,
Nebraska voters approved dissolving their two-chamber legislature in favor of a nonpartisan, single (or “uni-cameral”) legislative body, which was implemented in 1937.
In 1944, 
British official Lord Moyne was assassinated inCairo, Egypt, by members of the Zionist Stern gang.
In 1947, 
“Meet the Press” made its debut on NBC; the firstguest was James A. Farley, former postmaster general and for-mer Democratic National Committee Chair; the host was theshow’s co-creator, Martha Rountree.
In 1956, 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower won re-election,defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.
In 1962, 
Democrat Edward M. Kennedy was elected Senatorfrom Massachusetts.
In 1977, 
39 people were killed when the Kelly Barnes Damburst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls College inGeorgia.Brazil produces the most orange juicein the world, followed by Florida, thenMexico.***An advertisement for Perrier bottledspring water in 1870 stated that thewater was “the princess of tablewaters.”***Diet Rite was first made by the RoyalCrown Company in 1958. The low-calorie soft drink was an instant suc-cess. To gain some of the marketshare, Coca-Cola introduced Tab in1962.***Coca-Cola introduced Mello Yello in1979 as competition for Pepsi’sMountain Dew.***In 1928, Coca-Cola’s slogan was “APure Drink of Natural Flavors.” Thesame year, Pepsi Cola’s slogan was“Peps You Up!”***The character Radar O’Reilly on“M*A*S*H” (1972-1983) had afavorite soda. It was grape Nehi.***Dr Pepper has no period in its name.***A&WRoot Beer is the best sellingroot beer in the United States.***Agallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds.Agallon of milk weighs 8.6 pound.***Gatorade was created in 1967 for aUniversity team, and the electrolyteenhanced beverage was named after theteam mascot. Can you name the uni-versity? See answer at end.***Hawaiian Punch was created in 1934 assyrup for topping ice cream.Consumers discovered the syrup mixedwith water made a good beverage.***Nestle makes hot cocoa mix inNesquik flavor. The cocoa comes withbunny shaped marshmallows.***Apple cider is unfiltered giving it acloudy appearance. Usually, early-har-vest apples are used in cider, which aremore tart than the apples used in fil-tered apple juice.***V8 Vegetable Juice contains the juicesof tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets,parsley, lettuce, watercress andspinach.***The original name of 7UPwas Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.***The circle K on the Snapple labelmeans that the beverage is kosher cer-tified.***“Sports drinks” differ from “energydrinks.” Sports drinks replenish elec-trolytes, sugar, water and other nutri-ents while energy drinks contain largeamounts of sugar and caffeine.***Clamato is a drink made with tomato juice and clam broth. The blended juicedrink is in a category of juices calledSeafood Blends.***
 Answe
: The beverage was created University of Florida football team,the Florida Gators. Since 1911, theschool mascot has been an alligatorcalled Albert E. Gator.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers tomorrow)BASIC EAGLE TIGHTS ROCKETYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Losing the first part of the tennis match wasa —SET-BACKNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Director Mike Nichols is 82. Country singer StonewallJackson is 81. Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 76.Singer P.J. Proby is 75. Country singer Guy Clark is 72.Actress Sally Field is 67. Pop singer-musician Glenn Frey(The Eagles) is 65. Singer Rory Block is 64. Jazz musicianArturo Sandoval is 64. TVhost Catherine Crier is 59. Newscorrespondent and former California first lady Maria Shriver is58. Actress Lori Singer is 56. Actor Lance Kerwin is 53. Rockmusician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 50. EducationSecretary Arne Duncan is 49. Rock singer Corey Glover is 49.Actor Brad Grunberg is 49. Actor Peter DeLuise is 47.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,No.11,in first place;Whirl Win,No.6,in secondplace;and Lucky Star,No.2,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:42.68.
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LOCAL
BELMONT
Suspicious circumstance.
The owner of a stolen cellphone had the memory cardthat was inserted in the phone returned toher by mail on Valerga Drive before 11:46p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Found property.
Apouch with a driver’slicense and some credit cards was found onAlameda de las Pulgas before 8:11 p.m. onSaturday, Nov. 2.
Suspicious person
. Awoman was foundcrossing the street wearing only a T-shirton El Camino Real and Ralston Avenuebefore 11:42 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Citizen assist
. Awoman was upset thather neighbor sprayed water on her frontdoor on Village Court before 4:08 p.m. onFriday, Nov. 1.
MENLO PARK
Burglary
. Someone smashed a window andtook a purse on the 1800 block of OakKnoll Lane before 5:42 p.m. Wednesday,Oct. 30.
Vandalism
. Someone reported that thetires on their car had been slashed and gaso-line was siphoned on the 300 block of Cotton Street before 4:24 p.m. Wednesday,Oct. 30.
Petty theft
. Someone reported that aBMX bike was taken from their store on the400 block of El Camino Real before 12:35p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Stolen vehicle
. Someone reported thattheir black 1998 Honda Civic was taken onthe 1300 block of Hollyburne Avenuebefore 2:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Grand theft
. Cash was taken from a resi-dence on the 1300 block of HollyburneAvenue before 8:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28.
Police reports
I think this is where he belongs
Aman walked into a bar with a bottle of alcohol in his hand on El Camino Realin Belmont before 2:52 p.m. on Friday,Nov. 1.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
APescadero ranch hand prosecutors saywas under the influence of crystal metham-phetamine when he tried separately drown-ing a 9-week-old puppy and its owner insidethe 67-year-old woman’s home was chargedyesterday with five felonies.In his first court appearance since beingarrested Sunday, Jorge Ruiz-Martinez, 23,pleaded not guilty to felony counts of resi-dential burglary, physical elder abuse, falseimprisonment, methamphetamine posses-sion and animal cruelty. He is also chargedwith a misdemeanor count of being underthe influence. Ruiz-Martinez asked for a court-appointedattorney and did notwaive his right to aspeedy prosecution so hereturns to court Nov. 18for a preliminary hear-ing. Meanwhile, heremains in custody on$100,000 bail and a no-bail hold. Sheriff’s deputiesarrested Ruiz-Martinezafter responding to a callfrom the woman he allegedly attacked. Thewoman reported that she found a man, lateridentified as Ruiz-Martinez, inside her hometrying to force water down her dog’s throatfrom a water bottle. She freed the chokingdog, Heidi, and put her in another room. Shepushed the man out of the house and calledher son but Ruiz-Martinez threw two rocksthrough the sliding glass door, entered andput the woman in a choke hold, said DistrictAttorney Steve Wagstaffe.He reportedly dragged her to the kitchensink, held her jaw open and poured water inher mouth six times before she was freed,Wagstaffe said.The woman’s son arrived at the home andcalled 911. Deputies found him in a fieldabout 30 feet away. They also say he hadcrystal methamphetamine and was alsounder the influence of a controlled sub-stance.The woman had some bruising at her neckand the puppy was treated at the PeninsulaHumane Society.
Man charged for attacking puppy,owner
 Jorge Ruiz-Martinez
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
ASanta Barbara man who reportedlystabbed his friend during an argument afterattending a San Francisco 49ers game plead-ed not guilty to attempted murder and assaultwith a deadly weapon.Dustin Semenza, 28, is also accused of using premeditation and causing great bodi-ly injury in the Sept. 23 attack. AlthoughSemenza pleaded not guilty to the charges,prosecutors say he told the victim’s brotherafter the incident that “s— got crazy.” South San Francisco police arrestedSemenza after responding to the ResidenceInn at 1350 VeteransBlvd. around 2 a.m. onreports of a stabbing inhis room. They found his28-year-old friend bleed-ing profusely on the floorfrom seven stab wounds,two in his chest and theothers on his lower back,legs and arms.The victim’s brothersaid the three had comefrom Santa Barbara for the football game.After, he and Semenza went to San Franciscofor drinking while the man returned to thehotel room. The victim called them later,asking them to come back with snacks, butafter they arrived he and Semenza reportedlygot into a heated argument because theyhadn’t originally accompanied him to thehotel. The brother left for the elevator andSemenza joined him shortly after. Thebrother returned to the room to check on thevictim and found him injured.Semenza remains in custody without bail.After entering his plea, he waived his rightto a preliminary hearing within 10 days butnot 60. He returns to court Dec. 20 for thehearing which is estimated to last threehours.
Arrest made in bus passenger set on fire
Police in Northern California arrested ateenager Tuesday on suspicion of setting aman on fire while riding on a bus during rushhour. Oakland Police investigators and schoolpolice officers took a 16-year-old boy intocustody Tuesday afternoon, police spokes-woman Officer Johnna Watson said. The teen, who is being questioned byinvestigators, could face possible chargesincluding assault with a deadly weapon,Watson added. His name has not beenreleased. “This is a horrific crime when a humanbeing thinks it’s OK to set another on fire,”said Watson, who called it a “senseless act.”
Not guilty plea in post-49er game attempted murder
Dustin Semenza
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