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Published by: San Mateo Daily Journal on Nov 11, 2013
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Nov.11, 2013
Vol XII,Edition 73
Family Owned & Operated
 Established: 1949
By Samantha Weigel
Foster City is strategizing a long-term sustainabilityplan to ensure it remains prevalent in the Peninsula retailmarket and accommodates the variety of the city’s popula-tion groups. The independent consulting firm Bay AreaUrban Economics presented a report about the challengesthe city faces and its retail potentials at a council meetingMonday. With the expansion of developments like the corporateGilead campus and Chess-Hatch master plans, there willundoubtedly be more people in Foster City during the day. Foster City is home to a large population from differentparts of Asia that has rapidly increased since 2000, accord-ing to the report. The success of stores like Ranch 99 andABC in the city is proof of the demand for specialty stores,
Foster Cityseeks newshoppers
Council focuses on sustainable retaildevelopment to draw ‘young digerati’
By Michelle Durand
The San Carlos City Councilmay consider a significantlyreduced Transit Village project butat least two members want thevote put on pause until after thenewly elected member joins themon the dais.Vice Mayor Mark Olbert andCouncilman Matt Grocott bothbelieve incom-ing councilmanCameronJohnson ratherthanCouncilwomanKaren Clapper,who lost theNov. 5 elec-tion, shouldweigh in on thecontroversial project because itwas a hot-but-ton issue in thecity election. “It was a bigfactor for agood number of voters and,while I don’t atall dispute thecurrent councilhas the legalauthority to make the decision, Ithink it would be highly appropri-ate and the right thing to wait,”Olbert said.Grocott, who has publicly calledthe project too big for the loca-tion around the existing train sta-tion, agrees.“It’s been enough of a campaignissue that it’s respectful to the vot-ers and to the candidates whospent time studying the project,”Grocott said.For those who would argueClapper has spent ample timereadying for the vote, Grocott saidhe would counter that she was inthat position because the councilput her there. The City Councilappointed Clapper to finish outthe term of the former mayor whoresigned. She did not return multiple
Councilmen want to tableTransit Village vote
Reduced project now suggested;Olbert,Grocott want to wait until council reorganized
By Michelle Durand
The seeds of innovation havesprouted success.Two months after the San MateoCounty Parks Foundation part-nered with crowdfunding firmCitizinvestor, its plea for $5,400to replant the endangered thorn-mint at Edgewood Park has met itsgoal. “It’s great! Now on to the othertwo projects,” said Julia Bott,executive director of the founda-tion, referencing the thornmint’stwo companion crowdfunding pro-posals.Citizinvestor is a civic engage-ment platform for local govern-ment projects and the parks foun-dation hoped it was a novel way toencourage the community toinvest in their green spaces.Donors could pledge any amountbut were not charged unless thegiven project reaches 100 percentof its funding goal before the dead-line ends. The county’s parks have no ded-icated source of funding and areoften first on the budgetary chop-ping block. The crowdfundingoption is an alternative to tradi-tional fundraising and givesdonors a more personal connec-tion to specific needs. The thornmint’s success means,weather willing, biologists canmake use of the December 2013seeding window and see the plantsflowering next spring. “We know that the investmentthat people have made has paid off because the biologists will bedoing their work this winter,”Bott said.
Parks reach thornmint crowdsourcing goal
Endangered plant found only at county’s Edgewood Park will be replanted
Matt GrocottMark Olbert
Vietnam veteran Jake Thorn,right,talks with Vicki Martinez,center,and Scott Mulligan,left,about his time in the militaryin the middle of the 2,013 U.S.flags that are part of the Aurora Healing Fields,to honor veterans,during Veterans Dayweekend in Aurora,Ill.
Hubble spots strangeasteroid with 6 tails of dust
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Thisis one strange asteroid.The Hubble Space Telescope hasdiscovered a six-tailed asteroid inthe asteroid belt between the orbitsof Mars and Jupiter. Scientists saythey've never seen anything like it.Incredibly, the comet-like tailschange shape as the asteroid shedsdust. The streams have occurred overseveral months.Aresearch team led by theUniversity of California, LosAngeles, believes the asteroid, des-ignated P/2013 P5, is rotating somuch that its surface is flying apart.It's believed to be a fragment of alarger asteroid damaged in a colli-sion 200 million years ago.Scientists using the Pan-STARRStelescope in Hawaii spotted theasteroid in August. Hubble pickedout all the tails in September.The discovery is described in thisweek's issue of AstrophysicalJournal Letters.
Michigan man wins million-dollar lottery again
LANSING, Mich. — This guy hasall the luck.Officials say Joseph Palmarchukwon a $1.35 million lottery jackpotWednesday in Michigan's ClassicLotto 47 game. In the past few years,Palmarchuk has also won a $1 mil-lion lottery game in Tennessee.Palmarchuk and wife Phillis movedto Mecosta County, north of GrandRapids, in 2011. He says he likes tobuy lottery tickets that retailers putaside as mistakes.The Palmarchuks plan to hunt for acondominium in a warm state to skipMichigan winters.
After 46 years,man gladstolen motorcycle found
OMAHA, Neb. — Donald DeVaultwonders what kind of memories hisTriumph motorcycle helped make inthe 46 years since it was stolen, andhe's looking forward to making moreof his own when it's returned.The 73-year-old Omaha manlearned last week that Californiaauthorities had recovered his 1953Triumph Tiger 100 at the Port of LosAngeles. The bike was about to beshipped to Japan when U.S. Customs& Border Protection agents whochecked the vehicle identificationnumber discovered the motorcyclehad been reported stolen in February1967.The bike was valued at $300 whenin 1967. The shipping documentslisted its value today at $9,000.DeVault already has a Harley-Davidson and a Kawasaki motorcyclein his garage, so he plans to reservethe Triumph for special rides.DeVault said he's talked about themotorcycle over the years wheneverhe was around bikers. It had a couplefeatures unusual for Triumphs madein the early 1950s, such as its hard-tail frame.DeVault recalls Marlon Brando rid-ing a similar Triumph bike in themovie "The Wild One," and after thatit seemed like everyone wanted toride a motorcycle.But DeVault said he was already rid-ing motorcycles by the time themovie came out, and continued rid-ing for much of his life.What sold him on the Triumph wasthe blue color and the name "Li'lBlue Bitch" airbrushed on the side of the gas tank.Once he gets it back in a coupleweeks, DeVault plans to have some-one restore the bike's name and paint"46 Years Later" on the gas tank.
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Actor LeonardoDiCaprio is 39.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Fighting in World War I came to anend with the signing of an armisticebetween the Allies and Germany.
“Old myths,old gods,old heroes have never died.They are only sleeping at the bottom of our mind,waiting for our call.We have need for them.They represent the wisdom of our race.” 
— Stanley Kunitz,American poet laureate (1905-2006)
Sen.Barbara Boxeris 73.NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez is 27.
Foster City will be holding a dedication ceremony for its new Veterans Honor Wall Saturday,Nov.16 at the Leo J.Ryan MemorialPark.Family,friends and organizations established the wall to honor the brave men and women of Foster City who have servedin the armed forces.Ninety-eight plates have already been purchased and will be ready for the dedication ceremony.Thereis still space available for those who wish to make a dedication for a veteran who is a current or former Foster Cityresident or employee of the city.Applications are available at the Recreation Center.
Wall of honor
Veterans day:
Mostly cloudy. Patchyfog in the morning. Highs in the upper50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night:
Cloudy. Lows in theupper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Aslight chanceof rain in the morning. Highs in the lower60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10mph...Becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
Wednesday and Wednesday night:
Mostly clear. Highsin the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 40s.
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Thursday night through Saturday:
Mostly clear. Lowsin the upper 40s. Highs around 60.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body poli-tick.”In 1831, former slave Nat Turner, who’d led a violent insur-rection, was executed in Jerusalem, Va.In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state.In 1909, President William Howard Taft accepted the recom-mendation of a joint Army-Navy board that Pearl Harbor inthe Hawaiian Islands be made the principal U.S. naval sta-tion in the Pacific.In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American servicemember were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier atArlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided overby President Warren G. Harding.In 1932, a new tomb to house the remains of the UnknownSoldier was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery.In 1942, during World War II, Germany completed its occu-pation of France.In 1960, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem sur-vived a coup attempt by army rebels. (However, he was over-thrown and killed in 1963.)In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy withastronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr.aboard.In 1972, the U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh tothe South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S.military involvement in the Vietnam War.In 1987, following the failure of two Supreme Court nomi-nations, President Ronald Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirma-tion.
In other news ...
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by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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Jazz singer-musician Mose Allison is 86. Actress BibiAndersson is 78. Country singer Narvel Felts is 75.Americana roots singer/songwriter Chris Smither is 69.Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is 68.The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 68. GolferFuzzy Zoeller is 62. Pop singer-musician Paul Cowsill (TheCowsills) is 62. Rock singer-musician Andy Partridge(XTC) is 60. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 60. Rock singerDave Alvin is 58. Rock musician Ian Craig Marsh (HumanLeague; Heaven 17) is 57. Actor Stanley Tucci is 53. ActressDemi Moore is 51. Actress Calista Flockhart is 49.
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lthough gold had been taken out of the streams around Virginia City in1850, it didn’t create much excite-ment in San Francisco immediately. The gold tailings were worked when therewas water in the streams that ran east fromMount Davidson, a peak from the VirginiaRange in western Utah Territory. As moreprospecting produced other catches of goldtailings, word spread that there might be abonanza in the hot and forbidding area. Afew took the bait and they left after the goldstrike from Coloma panned out and theywere left high and dry in San Francisco. In 1857, Henry Comstock lucked upon anarea where he and some others found somegold and silver veins that were promisingfor riches. Henry acquired the area after theGrosh brothers died before filing claims.Henry took over the cabin and land andenlarged his holdings by claiming moreland around the cabin after hearing of a goldstrike at Gold Hill. The four miners thatfound the gold, James Finney, John Bishop,Aleck Henderson and Jack Yount, are givencredit for “rediscovering” what became to benamed the “Comstock Lode.”It wasn’t until the spring of 1859 that twominers, Peter O’Riley and PatrickMcLaughlin, staked a claim at the head of the canyon by Gold Hill and made a largerdiscovery of gold and a sticky blue mineralthat turned out to be silver.The rush was on to become rich in thefields of Mount Davidson. This strike wouldnot be the same type as the gold strike inCalifornia turned out to be. Gold doesn’tdissolve like silver therefore gold doesn’ttravel far from its source. Silver, however,combines with other minerals and cannot bepanned out of water like gold is. The silverin Nevada was deep in the ground and neededto taken out by digging shafts that lead tothe silver ore.This costs a lot of moneyand discouraged many would be minersquickly. The big “money people” from otherplaces needed to be found to finance the sil-ver operations.The original miners who found the firstevidence of silver and gold quickly losttheir potential fortunes to men who knew
The silver kings of the Comstock
Suspicious vehicle
. Aresident reportedan unfamiliar truck of Dekoven Avenuebefore 5:24 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Found property.
Abicycle was found onTwin Pines Lane before 3:39 p.m. onSunday, Nov. 3
Found property
. Adebit card was found onTwin Pines Lane before 7:53 a.m. onSunday, Nov. 3.
. Afront yard was vandalized onArbor Avenue before 9:13 a.m. on Sunday,Nov. 3.
. Awoman reported that she was a vic-tum of credit card fraud and incurred a loss of $2000 on Valegra Drive before 4:18 p.m. onWednesday, Oct. 30.
Drunk in public
. Aperson was detainedfor drinking in public on the 100 block of Kelton Avenue before 9:52 p.m. on Tuesday,Nov. 5.
. Arobbery occurred on the 1300block of Industrial Road before 9:58 a.m. onSaturday, Nov. 2.
. Aburglary was reported on the1400 block of Cordilleras Avenue before9:51 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.
Police reports
Monkeying around
An adult in a gorilla suit was followingchildren before hiding behind trees andrunning up and down the street at theintersection of Edgewood Road andSomerset Street in Redwood Citybefore 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
James Flood Victorian manor by Menlo Park.

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