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12/06/2013

 
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Friday
Dec.6,2013
Vol XIII,Edition 95
TECHNICAL ISSUES
NATION PAGE 5
 
NSA TRACKINGBILLIONS DAILY 
NATION PAGE 6
ANOTHERHIT MOVIEFORCOEN BROTHERS
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 18
FEDERAL SITE GIVES STATES INCOMPLETE MEDICAID DATA
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
County whistleblowers now have some-where to contact about suspected impropri-ety.Ten months after the Board of Supervisorscreated a new ethics curriculum for allemployees and set aside more than $65,000to establish a website, training and hotline,the lines are now open. This week, employ-ees received word the toll-free hotline and“web-based access point” are now available.County Manager John Maltbie said thelengthy delay between approval and imple-mentation was due to problems connectingwith the private third-party organizationcontracted to receive and screen the calls.
San Mateo County whistleblowinghotline and website now available
By Jeff Burbank 
BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE
Santa Cruz police said Thursday they havesolved a nearly two-decade-old mystery byidentifying a teenage girl whose body wasfound by hikers in 1994 in a park near theUC Santa Cruz campus. In a case dubbed “Pogonip Jane,” policeidentified the remains as those of 17-year-old Kori Joanne Lamaster, Deputy PoliceChief Steve Clark said. The girl’s partiallyburied body was found inPogonip Park by a pair of hikers on Jan. 29, 1994,and she remained uniden-tified until police foundmatches for her finger-prints and DNAinOctober, Clark said.Kori’s death remains anopen homicide case and
Teen found murdered in 1994 is Pacifica girl
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
While other Peninsula cities aremulling increases in garbagerates, San Carlos is bucking thetrend by considering holding oreven reducing consumer charges in2014.The City Council Monday nightwill hold a public hearing on pro-posed adjustments including anoption suggested in October thatkeeps rates for the 20- and 32-gal-lon containers the same as 2013,drops the 64-gallon price by $5and the 96-gallon cart price by$10 and increased the rate forunscheduled services by 1.69 per-cent.The council suggested this alter-native after learning from theSouth Bayside Waste ManagementAuthority that the city would notneed to increase rates for scheduled
San Carlos may holdgarbage rates steady
Nelson Mandela
Former South African president and global icon,dead at 95
By Christopher Torchia and Marcus Eliason
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JOHANNESBURG Nelson Mandela,who became one of the world’s mostbeloved statesmen and a colossus of the20th century when he emerged from 27years in prison to negotiate an end towhite minority rule in South Africa, hasdied. He was 95.South African President Jacob Zumamade the announcement at a news con-ference late Thursday, saying “we’velost our greatest son.”His death closed the final chapter inSouth Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid, leaving the world with indeliblememories of a man of astonishing graceand good humor. Rock concerts celebratedhis birthday. Hollywood stars glorifiedhim on screen. And his regal bearing,graying hair and raspy voice made himinstantly recognizable across the globe.As South Africa’s first black president,the ex-boxer, lawyer and prisoner No.46664 paved the way to racial reconcilia-tion with well-chosen gestures of forgive-ness. He lunched with the prosecutor whosent him to jail, sang the apartheid-eraAfrikaans anthem at his inauguration, andtraveled hundreds of miles to have tea withthe widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the primeminister at the time he was imprisoned.His most memorable gesture came whenhe strode onto the field before the 1995Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg.When he came on the field in South Africancolors to congratulate the victoriousSouth African team, he brought the over-whelmingly white crowd of 63,000 to its
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Like most cities in San MateoCounty, Belmont and Foster Cityupdated their citywide solidwaste collection rates for 2014which means Belmont will raiseits rates by 12.15 percent whileFoster City only raised its by 2.9percent.There are many factors thatcontribute to the differences inrate increases, including plan-ning from previous years, resi-dential behaviors and geographyof the city.Trash rate adjustments arefueled by pending state mandatesto reduce the amount of waste
Belmont,Foster Citytrash rates on rise
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Probation head quietly retires
Chief Probation Officer LorenBuddress quietly announced his retire-ment the week of Dec. 6, 2008, cap-ping a tumultuous year in which underhis watch a teenage mur-der defendant escapedfrom juvenile hall withthe help of two otherwards and anotherteenager walked away from a deten-tion camp and was arrested for a sub-sequent murder.Buddress, who served nine years aschief and came under fire most severelyfor the February escape from the YouthServices Center, sent an email earlyMonday of that week to the Board of Supervisors and court and county offi-cials announcing he will step down Jan.2.Although Buddress’tenure includedoverseeing multiple programs and facil-ities — highlights include overseeingthe $150 million Youth Services Centerand participating in the county’s gangtask force — he received the greatestattention earlier that year for theactions of two teenage wards at facili-ties for which the ProbationDepartment holds responsibility.
Fired company sues school district
The firm fired in 2007 from over-seeing $298 million in constructionprojects at local school districts wassuing the San Mateo Union HighSchool District, it was reported theweek of Dec. 6, 2008.Oakland-based Skanska Building,Inc. was slated to oversee constructionmanagement for the six-year construction planassociated with Measure M.Numerous questions led thedistrict Board of Trustees togive Skanska the pink slip inApril 2007 before finding a new compa-ny to oversee construction efforts.Skanska alleged it entered into a writtencontract with the district which includedpromises to pay for services for whichit was not paid, according to the law-suit. The company was asking to bepaid for services, damages and penal-ties, in some cases with interest, andlegal fees.
Hostage situation ruled murder-suicide
Agun-wielding stalker who invadedthe San Mateo home of Kim LoanNguyen killed the 24-year-old motherof two with three shots, according to aballistics report the week of Dec. 6,2008, clearing SWATteam memberswho returned fire during the tensehostage situation the week prior inwhich she saved her young childrenbefore being mortally wounded herself.Nguyen died Nov. 25, 2008 shortlyafter being rescued from the HobartAvenue home and taken to StanfordMedical Center with serious injuriesinflicted by Raymond Gee, 22, of Oakland. Aballistics investigation andautopsy concluded that three bulletsentered Nguyen in her back from the gunheld by Gee. No bullets police fired hitNguyen and Gee committed suicide witha self-inflicted gunshot, saidSan Mateo County CoronerRobert Foucrault.
$1.5B bailout discussed for auto industry
Jolted by the loss of thousands of  jobs, congressional Democrats and theWhite House reached for agreement theweek of Dec. 6, 2008 on about $15 bil-lion in bailout loans for the beleagueredauto industry. President George W. Bushwarned that at least one of the Big Threecarmakers might not survive the currenteconomic crisis.Several officials in both parties saidthe breakthrough on a long-stalledbailout came after House Speaker NancyPelosi bowed to Bush’s demand that theaid come from a fund set aside for theproduction of environmentally friend-lier cars. The California Democratspoke to White House chief of staff Josh Bolten during the day to signal herchange in position, they added.
From the archives highlights stories origi-nally printed five years ago this week. Itappears in the Friday edition of the DailyJournal.
FOR THE RECORD2
Friday
Dec.6,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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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.
Comedian StevenWright is 58.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1957
America’s first attempt at putting asatellite into orbit failed as VanguardTV3 rose only about four feet off aCape Canaveral launch pad beforecrashing back down and exploding.
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot;but make it hot by striking.” 
— William Butler Yeats,Nobel Prize-winning poet (1865-1939)
 TransportationSecretary Ray LaHood is 68.Writer-directorJudd Apatow is 46.
Birthdays
REUTERS
A puffin drops the sand eels it was carrying as it is chased by a gull on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast,northern England.
Friday
: Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming mostly cloudy. Highsaround 50. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night:
Rain in theevening...Then rain likely after mid-night. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds10 to 20 mph.
Local Weather Forecast
The article “Hillsdale postpones shopping centerrenovation plans” in the Dec. 2 edition of the Daily Journalhad incorrect information. The Cost Plus World Market at theHillsdale Shopping Center is not closed. Another newlocation is open at the Bridgepointe Shopping Center,however.
Correction
In 1790, 
Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York.
In 1884
, Army engineers completed construction of theWashington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atopthe obelisk.
In 1889, 
Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of theConfederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
In 1907, 
the worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurredas 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion inMonongah, West Virginia.
In 1917
, some 2,000 people died when an explosives-ladenFrench cargo ship collided with a Norwegian vessel at the har-bor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that devastatedthe city.
In 1922, 
the Irish Free State came into being under terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
In 1947
, Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicatedby President Harry S. Truman.
In 1962, 
37 coal miners were killed in an explosion at theRobena No. 3 Mine operated by U.S. Steel in Carmichaels, Pa.
In 1969
, a free concert by The Rolling Stones at theAltamont Speedway in Alameda County was marred by thedeaths of four people, including one who was stabbed by aHell’s Angel.
In 1973
, House minority leader Gerald R. Ford was sworn inas vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew.
In 1989, 
14 women were shot to death at the University of Montreal’s school of engineering by a man who then took hisown life.
Ten years ago:
AU.S. warplane in pursuit of a “known ter-rorist” attacked a village in eastern Afghanistan, mistakenlykilling nine children. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeldmet with senior American commanders in Iraq, and was assuredthat a recent switch to more aggressive anti-insurgency tacticshad begun to pay off.
(Answers tomorrow)ABATE UPPER INJURE SCREWYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Their drive along the Mediterranean gavethem a chance to enjoy the — “SEA-NERY”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.
BALMUTIGDITOBYANVIETIN
©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLCAll Rights Reserved.
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Comedy performer David Ossman is 77. Actor PatrickBauchau is 75. Country singer Helen Cornelius is 72. ActorJames Naughton is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer FrankieBeverly (Maze) is 67. Former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., is65. Actress JoBeth Williams is 65. Actor Tom Hulce is 60.Actor Kin Shriner is 60. Actor Wil Shriner is 60. Actor MilesChapin is 59. Rock musician Rick Buckler (The Jam) is 58.Country singer Bill Lloyd is 58. Singer Tish Hinojosa is 58.Rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.) is 57. Rock musicianDavid Lovering (Pixies) is 52. Actress Janine Turner is 51.Rock musician Ben Watt (Everything But The Girl) is 51.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4,in first place;Lucky Charms,No.12,in secondplace;and California Classic,No.5,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:43.27.
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Friday
Dec.6,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
FOSTER CITY
Vandalism
. Graffiti was reported on BeachPark Boulevard before 11:52 p.m. Tuesday,Dec. 3.
Vandalism
. Graffiti was reported on thewest side of the bridge on Shell Boulevardbefore 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Disturbance
. No injuries were incurred inan accident involving a pedestrian and bicy-clist on East Hillsdale and Shell Boulevardbefore 8:11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Citizen assist.
Police offered assistanceto a resident who got locked out on their bal-cony before 10:19 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Accident
. Two vehicles were involved inan accident at Metro Center and VintageBoulevard before 5:42 p.m. Wednesday,Nov. 20.
Petty theft.
Aman reported a coins andbills worth $20 was missing from his car onChesapeake Avenue before 5:11 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 20.
REDWOOD CITY
Petty theft.
Jewelry was reported missingafter a party on Washington Avenue before4:52 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Vicious animal
. Abrown and white pitbull was reported loose on Macdonald Streetbefore 4:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Vandalism
. Graffiti was spray-painted on acompany vehicle as well as a business onBay Road before 3:13 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Accident.
There was a minor injury in anaccident at the intersection of El CaminoReal and Jackson Avenue before 3:04 p.m.Monday, Dec. 2.
Battery
. Aperson was reported to havebeen jumped by several people onMiddlefield Road before 2:31 p.m. Monday,Dec. 2. The incident occurred Friday, Nov.29.
Police reports
Good call
Acellphone was found and turned in topolice in Foster City before 11:39 a.m.Friday, Nov. 22.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
It’s tea time for children this weekend atBurlingame’s Main Library.The BurlingameLibrary Foundation ishosting its fourth annualChildren’s Holiday Tea toraise funds to benefit thelibrary programs, as wellas to support the chil-dren’s collection 10a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec.8. This is the first yearthere will also be a holi-day boutique, whichincludes the sale of books from Books, Inc.and holiday gifts from UB Chic and others.This year, San Francisco-based artistChristian Robinson, illustrator for LindaAshman’s Rain!, will be the guest speaker.Burlingame High School students PeterScattini and Veronica Ortiz will sing holi-day songs as people enter the event and thelibrary is already decked out with holidaydecorations such as paper snowflakes, treeswith lights and a polar bear.Why come out to the event this year?“It’s a fundraiser for the library,” saidKathy von Mayrhauser, Children’s Serviceshead and Easton Branch manager. “It doessupport the library and enhances the chil-dren’s collection and programming.”Robinson will be the highlight of theevent, von Mayrhauser said. He will speakthen help children with a drawing project.His latest illustrations will be in PatriciaHruby Powell’s book Josephine, whichcomes out in January 2014. Children will learn his drawing process,von Mayrhauser said.Food donations such as cupcakes, teasandwiches, tea and coffee are coming fromthe National Charity League, Whole Foods,Guittard Chocolate Company, Five LittleMonkeys, Nancy Kux and others. Since the event grew, it was moved fromthe Easton Branch library last year. Now, itcan accommodate up to 250 guests at theevent, which will take place on the firstfloor. Tickets can be purchased at the door at theevent or through a link to the EventBritepage atburlingamelibraryfoundation.org/events/childrens-holiday-tea. Tickets are selling for$20 for children and $40 for adults. Theevent will be located at 480 Primrose Road.The Burlingame Library Foundation wasfounded in 1995 to help provide privatefunding supportfrom the commu-nity to supple-ment library pro-grams. More than$200,000 wasraised to furnishthe main libraryin 1997. Another$230,000 wasraised to restorethe Easton BranchLibrary in 2004.Ongoing programs include children’s pro-grams, summer reading clubs, author’s pro-grams, public relations materials andlibrary book sales.
Children’s Tea at Burlingame Library Sunday
Holiday event hosting illustrator Christian Robinson as special guest
 
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