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12/06/2013

 
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
Nov.14,2013
Vol XII,Edition 76
By Michael R. Blood and Juliet Williams
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — California’shealth insurance exchange led thenation in enrollments during itsinaugural month of operation, butthe 35,000 tentative sign-upsannounced Wednesday represented just a fraction of the eventualgoal.The first enrollment numbers tobe released under the federal healthoverhaul also raised as many ques-tions as they answered.Covered California, the agencysteering the health overhaul in thestate, aims to sign-up as many as2.2 million people by the end of next year, either in private insur-ance coverage or Medicaid servic-es for the needy. For those seek-ing coverage on the open market,the agency will need to quicklyescalate enrollments to hit thattarget.The financial success of thehealth overhaul relies onenrolling millions of healthy,young people across the country.The figures released Wednesday bythe U.S. Department of Health andHuman Services did not disclosedemographic details showing whowas signing on, but CoveredCalifornia officials said thoseseeking coverage in the state dur-ing the first month of open enroll-ment were generally older and had
Slow start for health sign-ups
Covered California aims to enroll 2.2M people by the end of next year
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The launch of the AffordableCare Act enrollment has boostedby thousands the number of SanMateo County families receivingMedi-Cal benefits, according tothe county’s Human ServicesAgency.The county has 39,365 familieson Medi-Cal currently, which is a19 percent increase — or, 6,278families — from a year ago. InOctober 2012, there were 33,087families, said HSAspokeswomanEffie Verducci.In comparison, she said, theyear between October 2011 and2012 saw a 6 percent caseloaduptick.The county has a call center inBelmont for those hoping to sign
County releases ACA enrollment data
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
More than 100 volunteers deco-rated giant garland prototypesyesterday in the Filoli visitorscenter, one of the initial stepsleading into Holiday Traditions,Filoli’s largest fundraiser of theyear.Filoli in Woodside, the historicsite of the National Trust forHistoric Preservation and one of the finest remaining countryestates of the early 20th century,begins its holiday festivities Nov.29, the day after Thanksgiving.Its holiday events run for ninedays. The opening night premiershopping event includes livemusic, wine and appetizers. “It’s absolutely beautiful andmagical,” said event co-chairJackie Hasenstab, who also doesfloral design for the visitors cen-ter. The first floor of the house,along with the visitors center, aretransformed for the holidays bymore than 700 volunteers withdecorations, festive music and aholiday boutique. Decorationsthemselves go on sale, along withornaments and custom wreathes.Each room has a unique theme,including the dining room, whichlooks like a farmersmarket.
Ice Fantasy for Filoli’s Holiday Traditions
Estate celebrates 31st year of fundraising festivities
 ANGELA SWARTZ/DAILY JOURNAL
Filoli volunteer Linda White helps put up the garland decorations in the visitors center.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
With the San Carlos CityCouncil’s approval of a much-scaled down Transit Village proj-ect, the neighborhood group thatspent years fighting it is shelv-ing plans for a referendum andlauding the city for reaching anacceptable solution.“We are pragmatic people andbecause of the efforts of us and thecity and SamTrans, we now believethat we can live with this,” saidBen Fuller, president of the GreaterEast San Carlos group. Fuller had threatened to take a
Former opponents applaudsmaller Transit Village plan
Neighborhood group won’t moveahead with its referendumeffort
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
After updated Election Dayresults showed Russ Cohen as thewinner of the third and final sloton the Burlingame City Council,the final results have flipped againto show Ricardo Ortiz over Cohenby eight votes.The San Mateo CountyElections Office released updatednumbers from the Nov. 5 election4:30 p.m. yesterday.Ortiz formerly had 15.6 percentwith 1,644 votes and Cohen took15.5 percent with 1,634 votes,respectively. The vote then flippedwhen numbers were reportedFriday and Cohen led by 17 votes.Tuesday, the count revealed thevote difference had narrowed, withCohen still on top. Cohen took1,995 and Ortiz took 1,992 votes,according to Tuesday’s count.Now, according to the final count,Ortiz has 2,048 votes, while
Ortiz up by eight infinal election tally
Cohen considers asking for recount inrace for third Burlingame council seat
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MEDICAL WOES GROW
WORLD PAGE 31
 
NAPOLITANO SEEKSUC TUITION FREEZE
STATE PAGE 7
LOUNGE TALKSRIVALRYWEEK
SPORTSPAGE 11
CLINIC IN TYPHOON-HIT CITY OVERRUN WITH PATIENTS
Russ Cohen,Ricardo Ortiz
 
Woman discusses forced exorcism allegations
STOCKTON — ACalifornia womanwhose husband and son are accused of kidnapping her to perform an exorcismsays they made her drink oil and toldher she had three devils inside her. Forty-one-year-old Blanca Fariastold News10 in Sacramento she washeld down in the backseat of a pickuptruck Saturday after being picked up inStockton.Her husband, 42-year-old JoseMagana-Farias, and son, 20-year-oldVictor Farias, are scheduled to appearin court Wednesday. It was not immedi-ately clear whether they had attorneys. Blanca Farias said she was taken to achurch, where the father and son and apastor bathed her in oil that they madeher drink.She said the pastor told her she waspossessed as she threw up. The pastoris not expected to face charges. She said she was able to text herboyfriend, and authorities were wait-ing when she returned home.
Council candidate loses support due to rap video
SAN BERNARDINO — ASanBernardino city council candidate isdrawing some flak after music videoshe recorded have turned up that criticssay promote violence and crime.The San Bernardino Police OfficersAssociation recently pulled itsendorsement of Anthony Jones who isin a runoff election for a council seat.The organization said it received themusic videos in which some of thelyrics focus on violence and a gunshotsound effect is heard.The 23-year-old Jones doesn’t regretmaking the videos, one of which wasrecorded two years ago. He said hewouldn’t make similar videos nowbecause he’s involved in local politicsand didn’t appear too worried aboutlosing an endorsement.Jones said he had been open abouthis past in the music business and thevideo had been made in collaborationwith others.
Bones of at least two people found in desert graves
VICTORVILLE — Authorities say thebones of at least two people have beenfound at what appear to be shallowgraves in Southern California’sMojave Desert.The San Bernardino County Sheriff’sDepartment says a motorcyclistreported finding skeletal remains onMonday near Victorville. Coroner’sofficials confirmed they’re human.Sheriff’s investigators returnedto the area Tuesday and Wednesdayand dug up what appeared to be ashallow grave. Authorities say theyfound the remains of more than oneperson but it’s unclear how many,nor their age or gender. Investigators say the remains appearto have been there for quite some time.The Daily Press of Victorville saystwo and possibly three shallow gravesare in the area near the Interstate 15freeway. Victorville is about 60 miles north-east of Los Angeles.
‘Kai the Hitchhiker’indicted on New Jersey murder charge
ELIZABETH, N.J. Aman whogained Internet fame as “Kai theHatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” hasbeen indicted on murder charges inconnection with the beating death of an elderly New Jersey man.Union County prosecutors say 25-year-old Caleb McGillvary could face alife sentence if he’s convicted. Theindictment was handed up Wednesdayby a county grand jury.McGillvary is accused of killing 74-year-old lawyer Joseph Galfy, whosebody was found May 13 in his Clarkhome. Authorities say McGillvary andGalfy met in New York City andMcGillvary stayed at Galfy’s home.McGillvary was arrested inPhiladelphia several days after Galfy’sbody was found.The Canadian gained a measure of online fame in February after interven-ing in an attack on a California utilityworker in which he described using ahatchet to fend off a further attack.
FOR THE RECORD2
Thursday
Nov.14,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Former Secretaryof State Condoleezza Riceis 59.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1982
During the Civil War, PresidentAbraham Lincoln gave the go-aheadfor Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’splan to capture the Confederate capi-tal of Richmond; the resulting Battleof Fredericksburg proved a disaster forthe Union.
“I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it;nor kept anythingwithout wishing I had given it away.” 
— Louise Brooks,actress (born this date in 1906,died 1985)
Britain’s PrinceCharles is 65.Rapper ReverendRun is 49.
Birthdays
REUTERS
A piece of land art entitled ‘Wish’showing the face of an anonymous 6-year-old local Belfast girl is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast,Northern Ireland.
Thursday:
Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Highs around 60.Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday night
: Clear...Breezy. Lowsin the upper 40s. Northwest winds 20 to30 mph.
Friday:
Sunny...Breezy. Highs in theupper 50s. Northwest winds 20 to 30mph...Becoming 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night
: Mostly clear in the evening then becomingmostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest windsaround 20 mph.
Saturday
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday night through Monday night:
Mostly clear.Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1851, 
Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, TheWhale” was first published in the United States.
In 1881, 
Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for assassinatingPresident James A. Garfield. (Guiteau was convicted andhanged the following year.)
In 1889, 
inspired by Jules Verne, New York World reporterNellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to travel around theworld in less than 80 days. (She made the trip in 72 days.)Jawarharlal Nehru , the first prime minister of independentIndia, was born.
In 1910
, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship as his Curtiss pusher rolled off a sloping plat-form on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Va.
In 1922
, the British Broadcasting Co. began its domesticradio service.
In 1940
, during World War II, German planes destroyedmost of the English town of Coventry.
In 1944, 
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded “OpusNo. 1” for RCAVictor.
In 1969
, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon.
In 1970, 
a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed whiletrying to land in Huntington, W.Va., killing all 75 peopleon board, including the Marshall University football teamand its coaching staff.
In 1972,
the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed abovethe 1,000 level for the first time, ending the day at1,003.16.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)DUCTS ALLOW ZOMBIE ACCESSYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When Quincy chewed up Jason’s math home-work, it was found to be a — “CALCU-LOSS”Now arrange the circled letters to 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.
LADYMDUFILLUPLARONEGXY
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is91. Actress Kathleen Hughes is 85. Former MLB All-StarJimmy Piersall is 84. Former NASAastronaut Fred Haise is80. Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 79. Composer WendyCarlos is 74. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 66. Zydeco singer-musi-cian Buckwheat Zydeco is 66. Rock singer-musician JamesYoung (Styx) is 64. Singer Stephen Bishop is 62. Blues musi-cian Anson Funderburgh is 59. Pianist Yanni is 59.Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett is 57. Actress Laura SanGiacomo is 52. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 52.
 
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Thursday
Nov.14,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
REDWOOD CITY
Disturbance
. An arrest was made in a fightthat involved five people on MiddlefieldRoad before 11:18 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
Petty theft
. Hubcaps were taken onBroadway before 3:06 p.m. Thursday, Nov.7.
Stolen vehicle.
Acar was stolen at theSanta Cruz Avenue before 2:16 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Suspicious vehicle
. Adark colored mus-tang was facing the wrong direction onWoodside Road and Veterans Boulevardbefore 2:16 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Complaint
. Loud banging was reported onRolison Road before 4:43 a.m. onWednesday, Nov. 6.
Accident
. Minor injuries was reported aftera vehicle hit a tree on Farm Hill Boulevardbefore 9:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Burglary
. Alaptop was stolen from a homeon Redwood Avenue before 10:18 a.m. onWednesday, Nov. 6.
SAN BRUNO
Petty theft
. Aman was arrested for stealing$242 worth of materials on the 1100 blockof El Camino Real before 9:56 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 12.
Petty theft
. Aman was arrested for stealing$115 worth of items on the 1100 block of ElCamino Real before 8:17 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 12.
Petty theft.
Hubcaps were taken off of a caron the first floor parking garage on the 1100block of El Camino Real before 9:01 p.m.Monday, Nov. 11.
Vandalism
. There was a report of possiblegang graffiti on the concrete at the intersec-tion of Herman Street and HuntingtonAvenue before 12:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11.
Stolen vehicle.
Agold Nissan Maximawas stolen on the 900 block of El CaminoReal before 11:31 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11.
Suspicious circumstances.
Awomanwas walking around in her pajamas holding aWinnie the Pooh bear on the 300 block of ElCamino Real before 11:29 a.m. Monday,Nov. 11.
Golden Gate Bridge officials eyeing toll hike
Drivers are expected to soon pay more tocross the Golden Gate Bridge.The bridge’s directors are set to considerseveral options to raise tolls at a meetingon Friday.They include a 75-cent increase to $5.75in April for drivers who use the FasTrakelectronic payment system and then anoth-er increase to $6 in July 2016. Drivers whodon’t use FasTrak would see their tollsincrease from $6 to $7 in April.Another option would increase tolls fornon-FasTrak drivers to $8 starting in July2016.The bridge district is facing a projected$142 million shortfall over the next sever-al years. Avote on any toll increase is not expect-ed until early next year.
Foster City Pedway to reopen
The grand reopening of the Foster CityLevee Pedway will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony 1:45 p.m. Nov. 20. The eight-mile pedway has a newsmoother surface and is wider. The cityundertook a comprehensive plan to recon-struct, repair and repave the levee pedway in2010. It is accessible from the corner of Port Royal Avenue and Cumberland Court.
Police reports
Hunger games
Police found an intoxicated man whofailed to pay his restaurant bill at theintersection of Main Street and StonePine Road in Half Moon Bay before5:09 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
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