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02/07/2014

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Weekend
Nov.16-17, 2013
Vol XII,Edition 78
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NATION PAGE 7
 
DONS HOLDOFFKNIGHTS
SPORTS PAGE 11
‘COD’NEW DOGBUT OLD TRICKS
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 19
HOUSE OKS COVERAGE PLANS SHORT OF OBAMACARE RULES
City to voteon 15-acresite project
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The 15-acre site in the center of Foster City that has sat vacantsince the city’s 1971 incorpora-tion and that was once envisionedas the location of a high school isset to be sold and developed intosenior housing with commercial,retail and restaurant space. The Foster City Council is set tovote Monday on a raft of itemsthat essentially will move theFoster Square development for-ward, including the final environ-mental impact report, general planamendment, general developmentplan, design guidelines, tentativemap and development agreement.The Planning Commission held14 meetings over the past year toreview and refine proposals by themaster developer New HomeCompany, along with at least two
Foster City may finally see buildingsconstructed on long-vacant property
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Mateo County schools thisweek received its portion of a sec-ond round of $1.25 billion in statefunding to help the transition tonew Common Core Standards,which includes more classroomtechnology and computer-basedtesting.The amount allocated varies bydistrict and its student population.The San Mateo-Foster CityElementary School District, thecounty’s largest school district bystudent population, received atotal of $2.3 million. The SanCarlos Elementary School Districtreceived $132,635 for its compre-
CommonCore fundingflows to schools
Implementation funding totals $1.25B over a two-year period
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The city of San Mateo is in goodhands with its new interim citymanager who is as qualified as theycome. Larry Patterson has beeninvolved with city governmentfor more than 20 years and tookover when Susan Loftus retired. Hehas a master’s degree in engineer-ing and consulted with the cityover transportation and trafficissues before serving as the direc-tor of the Public WorksDepartment for 13 years. When he first came to work forthe city, he was asked what hislong-term goal was, he respondedhe wanted to become city managerone day, Patterson said. Now thathe’s arrived at his coveted posi-tion, he’s going to work hard tokeep it. After he completes hissix-month contract, he plans onapplying for the permanent posi-tion, Patterson said.“The worst thing that could hap-pen is I go back to a job I reallylike,” Patterson said. It’s been a fairly easy transi-tion. He’s already familiar withthe people, the culture and primarycity objectives, Patterson said.Although his new office is just ashort walk across City Hall, hisrole as city manager is somewhatdifferent. His day-to-day work inthe Public Works Departmentfocused on urgent matters withpressing schedules such as build-ing and construction approvals,Patterson said. Being the city manager
A transition forSan Mateo
San Mateo’s interim city manager working hard to stick around
SAMANTHA WEIGEL/DAILY JOURNAL
Larry Patterson is excited to transition from being the director of the SanMateo Public Works Department to serving as the new interim city manager.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO — Dressed ina black Batman costume, his fistsclenched as he took on foe afterfoe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battledleukemia for years fulfilled hiswish Friday to be his favorite
‘Batkid’ a hit
Five-year-old leukemia survivor an instant sensation
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Five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott,dressed as ‘Batkid,’and Batman are escorted by police officers asthey return to the Batmobile after they apprehended The Riddler as part of a day arranged by the Make-A- WishFoundation in San Francisco.
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Weekend
Nov.16-17,2013
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The San Mateo Daily Journal
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As a public service,the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 200 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing.To submit obituaries,emailinformation along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com.Free obituaries are edited for style,clarity,length and grammar.If you would like to have an obituary printedmore than once,longer than 250 words or without editing,please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.
Actress MaggieGyllenhaal is 36.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1933
The United States and the SovietUnion established diplomatic rela-tions.
“History is a combination of reality and lies.The reality of History becomes a lie.The unreality of the fable becomes the truth.” 
— Jean Cocteau,French author,director,poet (1889-1963)
Actor Michael Irbyis 41.NBA player AmareStoudemire is 31.
Birthdays
REUTERS
A rainbow appears above Typhoon Haiyan survivors desperate to catch a flight from the Tacloban airport in the Philppines.
Saturday
: Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Breezy. Highs inthe upper 50s. Northwest winds 20 to 30mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in theafternoon.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear. Lows inthe mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20mph.
Sunday
: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds10 to 20 mph.
Sunday night
:Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening...Becominglight.
Monday
: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Tuesday
: Partly cloudy. Aslight chance of rain.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1776, 
British troops captured Fort Washington in NewYork during the American Revolution.
In 1885, 
Canadian rebel leader Louis Riel was executed forhigh treason.
In 1907
, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the union.
In 1917
, Georges Clemenceau again became prime minis-ter of France.
In 1946, 
the United Nations Educational, Scientific andCultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded at the conclu-sion of a conference in London.
In 1959
, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Soundof Music” opened on Broadway.
In 1960, 
Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable died inLos Angeles at age 59.
In 1961, 
House Speaker Samuel T. Rayburn, 79, died at hishome in Bonham, Texas, having served as speaker since1940 except for two terms as minority leader of theDemocrats.
In 1966
, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his sec-ond trial of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.
In 1973
, Skylab 4, carrying a crew of three astronauts, waslaunched from Cape Canaveral on an 84-day mission.
In 1982
, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of astrike by National Football League players.
In 1997
, China’s most prominent pro-democracy cam-paigner, Wei Jingsheng (way jeeng-shuhng), arrived in theUnited States after being released following nearly 18 yearsof imprisonment in his country.
Ten years ago:
Serbs failed for the third time in a year toelect a president because of low voter turnout. BettinaGoislard, a French United Nations worker, was shot andkilled in Afghanistan.Aone-carat diamond weighs 200 mil-ligrams.***Tylenol and chocolate are poisonousto cats.***Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) wasthe first woman nominated for U.S.presidency. The People’s Party nomi-nated the entrepreneur and socialactivist in 1872.***Marion Morrison (1907-1979) got hisacting moniker from a producer whothought the actor’s given name wasn’t“American” enough. The producerassigned the name John Wayne to theactor for his leading role in “The BigTrail” (1930).***There is a Bible-themed miniature golf course in Lexington, Ky. Players puttthrough the Garden of Eden, Noah’sArk and the parted Red Sea.***The first no-smoking law was passed inMassachusetts in 1683. Smoking wasforbidden outdoors because it was a firehazard. Fines were used to buy equip-ment for fighting fires.***Parker Brothers prints $50 billionworth of Monopoly money annually.Do you know how much money comesin each game? Remember how muchmoney each player receives at thebeginning of the game? See answer atend.***Most people receive eight birthdaycards, on average.***Claustrophobia is a fear of enclosedplaces; pretty common. Not so com-mon is claustrophilia, an abnormaldesire to be confined in an enclosedspace.***Americans expect a pair of jeans to last2.8 years.***On a cross-country trip, San Franciscoto New York, a Boeing 767 passenger jet uses 7,400 gallons of fuel. That’s37 gallons per person on a typical200-passenger flight.***Dinosaurs walked the earth during theTriassic period, 190 to 230 millionyears ago.***The highest waterfall in the world isAngel Falls in Canaima National Park,Venezuela. The falls are 3,212 feethigh.***Henry Phillips (1890-1958), anOregon businessman, invented thePhillips screwdriver in 1936. Theeasy-to-use crosshead Phillips screw-driver quickly became essential onautomobile assembly lines.***Aperson’s foot has an average of 250,000 sweat glands. There are moresweat glands per inch in our feet thananywhere else on the body.***During a storm in Bangladesh in 1986,92 people were killed by hailstonesthat weighed up to 2.2 pounds each.***The three most common elements inthe earth’s crust, in order, are oxygen,silicon and aluminum.***The traditional British dish of friedpotato and cabbage is called bubbleand squeak, named for the action andsound made during the cookingprocess.***In the opening credits of “TheSimpsons” (1989-present), 1-year oldMaggie rings up as $847.63 on thegrocery store scanner.***
 Answer 
: Each Monopoly game comeswith $15,140. Each player receives$1,500 at the beginning of the game; five $1’s, five $5’s, five $10’s, six 20s,two $50’s, two $100s and two $500’s. Monopoly is the most played board game in the world.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? Emailknowitall(at)smdailyjournal.comor call344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)HONOR FIGHTNAUSEASMOOTHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Mommy knew something was wrong becauseBilly came — STRAIGHTHOMENow 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.
CABTHYONMEGUFRIEYUJLOF
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Actor Clu Gulager is 84. Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 78.Blues musician W.C. Clark is 74. Actress Joanna Pettet is 71.Actor Steve Railsback is 68. Actor David Leisure is 63. ActorMiguel Sandoval is 62. Actress Marg Helgenberger is 55.Rock musician Mani is 51. Country singer-musician KeithBurns (Trick Pony) is 50. Tennis player Zina Garrison is 50.Former MLB All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden is 49. Jazzsinger Diana Krall is 49. Actor Harry Lennix is 49. Rockmusician Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) is 47. Actress LisaBonet is 46. Actress Tammy Lauren is 45. Rhythm-and-bluessinger Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) is 44.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are BIg Bern,No.4,in first place;MOney Bags,No.11,in second place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:40.94.
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Stolen vehicle.
Avehicle was stolen atthe Magnolia Senior Center on GrandAvenue before 8:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.6.
Petty theft.
Abicycle was stolen at SafeHarbor on North Access Road before 8:25p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Burglary
. Awallet was stolen from a vehi-cle on Mandalay Plaza before 8:06 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Assault
. Aneighbor assaulted reportingperson on Spruce Avenue before 5:02 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Burglary
. Astereo was stolen on LuxAvenue before 8:12 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.6.
Stolen vehicle
. Avehicle was reportedstolen on Oakmont Drive before 7:15 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Stolen vehicle.
Avehicle was reportedstolen on South Linden Avenue before11:11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Hazard.
Aman was riding a horse south-bound on Alida Way before 4:27 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 5.
SAN MATEO
Stolen vehicle
. Ared GMC truck wasstolen on the 1200 block of South NorfolkStreet before 10:52 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
Theft
. The front license plate of a vehiclewas reported stolen on the 400 block of East Hillsdale Boulevard before 3:47 a.m.Sunday, Nov. 10.
Burglary
. There was a report of a burglaryon the 400 block of North BayshoreBoulevard before 10:37 a.m. Saturday, Nov.9.
Robbery
. Aperson reported theirboyfriend was robbed and needed medicalattention on the 500 block of EastHillsdale Court before 12:40 a.m. Saturday,Nov. 9.
Suspicious circumstance.
Fireworkswere found on North Bayshore Boulevardand Poplar Avenue before 10:48 a.m.Monday, Nov. 4.
Police reports
Wholly too loud
Acomplaint was made of peopleyelling and screaming near a church onthe 200 block of Catalpa Street in SanMateo before 2:18 a.m. on Sunday,Nov. 3.
Man arrested for San Mateo package theft
ASan Bruno man is in jail after beingarrested by San Mateo police for allegedlystealing a package off a delivery truck in theNorth Shoreview neighborhood Wednesdaymorning.At approximately 11 a.m., policeresponded to a call from a delivery driverwho said he confronted a man who had bur-glarized his truck on the 1200 block of DoreAvenue. The man, identified as ShaneMilbourn, 36, of San Bruno, was locatedby Officer Marcelo Altwater on an adja-cent street. Milbourn was booked into San MateoCounty Jail on charges of burglary, drugpossession, drug influence, committing afelony while out on bail for another crimeand a parole violation.
Pedestrian injured in traffic collision
Apedestrian crossing Ruth Avenue at ElCamino Real in Belmont was struck by a carand taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries Thursday evening,according to police. At approximately 5:25 p.m., Belmontpolice and fire units responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car at that intersec-tion. Officers found that a 49-year-old MossBeach woman, who was crossing RuthAvenue northbound, had been struck by aHonda sedan that was turning right onto ElCamino Real from Ruth Avenue. The driver,a 26-year-old Belmont man, apparentlystopped for the stop sign on Ruth Avenue,but failed to see the pedestrian, who steppedoff the curb shortly before the driver beganhis turn, according to police.
Local briefs
Concetta ‘Connie’Catherine Lara
Concetta “Connie” Catherine Lara, late of San Bruno, died at her home Nov. 15, 2013.Wife of Tom Lara for 69 years. Mother of Thomas Lara III; Paul Lara (his wife Sandy);and Linda Salcedo. Sister of DominicCannuli; Joseph Cannuli; Anthony Cannuliand Joanne Thors. Also survived by her 10grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren,nieces and nephews.Anative of Beverly, N.J., age 88 years.Asecretary with Pacific Bell for 36 years,cafeteria manager with San Mateo UnionHigh School District for 18 years and asso-ciated with her husband in the San BrunoLions Club for many years.The funeral mass will be celebrated 10a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Saint Robert’sCatholic Church in SanBruno. Committal willfollow at Holy CrossCatholic Cemetery inColma. Family andfriends may visit onFriday after 6 p.m. until 8p.m. at Saint Robert’sChurch, with a vigil serv-ice beginning at 7 p.m.Condolences can be sent c/o Chapel of theHighlands, 194 Millwood Drive, Millbrae,CA94030.Her family appreciates donations to theAmerican Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)or to the Lions Eye Foundation (lionseyeca-nv.org).
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