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www.smdailyjournal.comWeekend
Dec.7-8,2013
Vol XIII,Edition 96
Oyster Point Marina95 Harbor Master Rd. #1South San Francisco, CA 94080Pillar Point Harbor1 Johnson PierHalf Moon Bay, CA94019
It doesn’t get any fresher!
Just caught seafood for sale right at the docks at Pillar Point Harbor.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Sixty-five-year old Louis Marlin Jr. wason a cruise in Europe when he found out hisBurlingame home of 39 years had burneddown.Just before Thanksgiving, at 3:49 a.m.Nov. 23, Marlin’s apartment, at the 1200block of Donnelly Avenue near downtownBurlingame was part of a four-alarm blazethat badly damaged both his building and acommercial buildingnext door, according toCentral County FireMarshal Rocque Yballa.Investigators believecombustible items near afloor heater at the com-mercial business on thefirst floor of his apart-ment at 1218 DonnellyAve. started the fire andcaused $2 million in damage, Yballa said. Afull report on the fire will be released some-time next week.Marlin, who is deaf, found out about thefire through an email sent to the leader of his trip one morning at breakfast in Rome.“At first I was shocked,” he said throughan interpreter. “Then I was worried, think-ing about all the valuable things [I lost]. Iwas so unsettled and couldn’t sleep well.” Now he is disappointed, but glad to bealive.“In some ways I felt the house was mine,”he said. “I loved the stairway because it keptme in shape — I was getting a little bitthick in the middle. I loved the view andwatched people go by and of course I wouldflirt sometimes with the girls going by. Oneof the most important things I thought of was my life. I would have died for sure if Iwas not on vacation since I’m a heavysleeper.”For now, he’s staying at the Crowne PlazaHotel in Burlingame. His stay there can last
Moving forward after fire takes home
Economyreturningto normal?
Consistent hiring points tostronger economy ahead
By Christopher S. Rugaber
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The job market is showing signs of theconsistent gains the nation has awaited in the 4 1/2 yearssince the Great Recession.Employers added 203,000 jobs in November, and theunemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low, theLabor Department reported Friday. Four straight months of robust hiring have raised hopes that 2014 will be the yearthe economy returns to normal.The steady job growth could also hasten a move by theFederal Reserve to reduce its stimulus efforts.Stock investors were heartened by the report. The DowJones industrial average jumped 198 points.Asteadily improving job market could give consumersand business executives the confidence to keep spending
Sea level rise focus of conference
Federal,state,local officials to highlightpotential impact on San Mateo County
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine, U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman RichGordon, D-Menlo Park, are hosting a conference to addresshow San Mateo County can begin to prepare for the effectsof sea level rise.About 300 people have registered for Meeting theChallenge of Sea Level Rise in San Mateo County onMonday morning at the College of San Mateo. National,state and local officials and environmental experts will
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
For many, jumping out of a planeand freefalling from thousands of feetin the air at 180 mph evokes anxietyand gut-wrenching fear; but for AlanaFulvio, it’s what gets her through life.The 38-year-old Belmont native andRedwood City resident has been cop-ing with the loss of her job and thetragic death of her husband throughskydiving.“It’s just freeing, it allows me torelease everything. And I kind of gig-gle every time I do it just because it’sreally kind of funny and crazy that we jump out of a plane. But you get awayfrom everything that society weighson you and the sadness of the loss,[skydiving] allows me just to be in ahappy place. ” Fulvio said.She started jumping in 2002 aftershe lost her job during the recession.Since then, she’s logged in more than2,900 jumps, Fulvio said. “I needed a shock to my system, todo something that I’d never done,”Fulvio.Nowadays, even with a day job at arecruiting firm in the technology sec-tor, she tries to get in the air nearlyevery weekend. “It’s probably the most freeing feel-ing I’ve ever had in my life, because itis a true sport, it’s not just jumping outof a plane and falling. It’s difficult tolearn and it takes a lot of dedicationand time to learn the discipline,”Fulvio said.Fulvio’s favorite style of skydivingis called freeflying, where anythinggoes.“To me, freeflying is the most unin-hibited type of flying and gave me themost freedom to move my body in the
Jumping toward recovery
Local woman works through grief while setting skydiving records
 ALEX CASHMAN
Alana Fulvio freestyle skydiving with a friend.
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Weekend
Dec.7-8,2013
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Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is57.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1941
Japan launched a surprise attack onthe U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor inHawaii as part of its plan to conquerSoutheast Asian territories; the raid,which claimed some 2,400 Americanlives, prompted the United States todeclare war against Japan the nextday.
“War is the unfolding of miscalculations.” 
— Barbara Tuchman,American historian (1912-1989)
Linguist,philosopher NoamChomsky is 85.NFL player TerrellOwens is 40.
Birthdays
KERRY CHAN/DAILY JOURNAL
Members of the Coventry Carolers from the Great Dickens Christmas Fair delight the crowds at the Burlingame Tree Lightingand Holiday Parade Friday night downtown.
Saturday
: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Aslight chance of rain in the morning.Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 20to 30 mph.
Saturday night:
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly clear.Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds10 to 20 mph.
Sunday
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 10to 15 mph.
Sunday night:
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5to 10 mph.
Monday
: Sunny. Highs around 50.
Monday night
: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Tuesday through Wednesday:
Mostly clear. Highs inthe mid 50s. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1787,
Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S.Constitution.
In 1796,
electors chose John Adams to be the second pres-ident of the United States.
In 1808, 
electors chose James Madison to be the fourthpresident of the United States.
In 1842, 
the New York Philharmonic performed its firstconcert.
In 1909,
in his State of the Union address, PresidentWilliam Howard Taft defended the decision to base U.S.naval operations in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii,instead of in the Philippines.In 1911, China abolished the requirement that men weartheir hair in a queue, or ponytail.
In 1946, 
fire broke out at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta;the blaze killed 119 people, including hotel founder W.Frank Winecoff.
In 1972, 
America’s last moon mission to date waslaunched as Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral.Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E.Marcos, was seriously wounded by an assailant who wasthen shot dead by her bodyguards.
In 1982, 
convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Jr. became thefirst U.S. prisoner to be executed by injection, at a prison inHuntsville, Texas.
In 1987,
43 people were killed after a gunman aboard aPacific Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparentlyopened fire on a fellow passenger, the pilots and himself,causing the plane to crash.
M
ale parrots are usually morecolorful than female parrots.***Large species of parrots, such as themacaw and the cockatoo, can live to bemore than 75 years old in captivity.They can outlive their owners, so it isoften necessary for owners to put thebirds in their wills.***Legally, animals cannot inherit proper-ty or money. If a pet owner wants theirpet to be cared for in a specific way afterthe owner’s death, a trust can be estab-lished in the will. The trust devotes acertain amount of money to be used forpet care, food and toys.***James Buchanan Duke (1856-1925) wasa founder of the American TobaccoCompany. Upon his death, his onlychild, Doris Duke, born in 1912, washeir to her father’s $80 million tobaccofortune at age 13. When Doris died avery rich woman in 1993, she left a$100,000 trust to her dog Minni.***Mickey and Minnie Mouse have neverbeen married on screen.***In the 1930 Disney cartoon “ThePicnic” Minnie Mouse had a dog namedRover. The next year, Rover becameMickey’s faithful dog Pluto. Pluto wenton to become a star in 48 cartoons.***Goofy’s name was originally DippyDog.***Born Marion Michael Morrison (1907-1979), he was better known to the worldas John Wayne (1907-1979). Wayne’snickname was an homage to his child-hood pet dog, an Airedale named Duke.***In the 1989 movie “Indiana Jones andthe Last Crusade,” the last movie in thetrilogy, Indiana’s real name wasrevealed by his father, played by SeanConnery (born 1930). The dashingcharacter was named Junior, but he pre-ferred to go by the nickname Indiana,which was the family dog’s name.***At age 16, Scottish-born actor SeanConnery got two tattoos on his rightarm. Revealing what’s really importantto him, Connery’s tattoos say“Scotland forever” and “Mum and Dad.”***In 1953, author Ian Fleming (1908-1964) created a series of fictional spynovels that featured British SecretService agent James Bond fighting acreative cast of villains. Bond oftenfaced off against the group SPECTRE.Do you know what the acronymstands for and who their evil leaderwas? See answer at end. ***The 1983 Bond film “Never Say NeverAgain” had a scene with a horse jump-ing off a cliff. The stunt caused contro-versy among animal rights activists.So, it became the first movie ever tohave the disclaimer stating that no ani-mals were mistreated during productionof the film.***Astandard martini is made with gin andvermouth and garnished with an olive.Substitute a pearl onion for an olive andthe drink is called a Gibson.***The Russian word voda means water.That is the origin of the word Vodka,meaning eighty proof alcohol. Vodkawas originally distilled from potatoes.Now it is made from grain. ***Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) ate friedpotatoes in France. Impressed with thetreat, he brought the recipe to the WhiteHouse. In 1802 “potatoes served in theFrench manner” appeared on a WhiteHouse menu. It was the introduction of French fries.***
 Answer 
: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion,) is a fictionalglobal terrorist organization led by theevil genius, and Bond’s archenemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Blofeld has aspi-rations of world domination, and awhite cat. Blofeld was parodied in the Austin Powers trilogy of comedicmovies (1997, 1999, 2002) as Dr. Evil.
(Answers Monday)ALBUM DIGITBOTANYINVITEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When it came to protecting their castle, theywere – “MOAT-IVATED”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.
NEKTAOZPATGINNINMESRUM
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Actor Eli Wallach is 98. Bluegrass singer Bobby Osborne is82. Actress Ellen Burstyn is 81. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.,is 76. Broadcast journalist Carole Simpson is 73. BaseballHall of Famer Johnny Bench is 66. Actor-director-producerJames Keach is 66. Country singer Gary Morris is 65. Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is 64. Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine,is 61. Actress Priscilla Barnes is 56. Former “Tonight Show”announcer Edd (cq) Hall is 55. Rock musician Tim Butler (ThePsychedelic Furs) is 55. Actor Patrick Fabian is 49. ActorJeffrey Wright is 48. Actor C. Thomas Howell is 47. Producer-director Jason Winer is 41. Rapper-producer Kon Artis is 39.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in first place;Whirl Win,No.6,in secondplace;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:42.47.
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Weekend
Dec.7-8,2013
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
SAN MATEO
Accident
. Anon-injury accident involving aMercedes and truck caused traffic to be blockedat the intersection of Monte Diablo Avenueand North San Mateo Drive before 5:33 p.m.Sunday, Dec.1.
Theft
. An iPod was stolen from an office atthe 3100 block of Del Monte Street before1:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
Theft
. Aperson was caught stealing liquor onthe 300 block of Baldwin Avenue before 3:52p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
Theft
. Awoman said she had her purse stolenon the 200 block of Baldwin Avenue before2:09 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
Disturbance
. Police were asked to assistwith a woman who sat at table and refused toleave the establishment on Fourth Avenuebefore 7:39 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
South San Francisco
SPCA case
. Abrown and white dog was run-ning around loose on Westborough andSkyline boulevards before 5:18 p.m.Monday, Nov. 25.
Civil case.
Atenant that only speaksSpanish claims that his landlord stole itemsworth $1,000 from his storage on RailroadAvenue before 1:33 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
Suspicious activity
. Aman was reported-ly going door to door telling people he wassent from the city to install carbon monoxidedetectors on Aspen Avenue before 9:30 a.m.Monday, Nov. 25.
Police reports
It gets the hose again
Anon-English speaking woman report-ed “the big man” squirted her with ahose for no reason on the 600 block of Spruce Avenue in South San Franciscobefore 1:44 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
By Kenny Martin
DAILY JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
This November, just like all of the othersfor the past five years, Pack 458 of San Mateohit the streets of the Parkside neighborhoodasking people to donate to the SecondHarvest Food Bank.The pack has just 16 members out of thetotal of 8,500 members in the county, saidDonn Lovell, cubmaster of Pack 458.Lovell, cubmaster since 2009, said in thisyear’s “Scouting for Food,” as the event iscalled, 12 of the boys in the pack collected1,300 pounds of food, which consisted of dried pasta, canned food, frozen turkeys andham, among other items.On Saturday, Nov. 9, a bright and warmIndian summer day, the boys teamed up and,led by a parent leader, spent two hours plac-ing more than 1,800 door hangers on houses.“It was a very nice day,” said Lovell, whowas overseeing the event. “There have beenyears where it was pouring rain.”On Nov. 16, the boys of Pack 458 came backto the houses whose residents responded to thedoor hangers, and hauled 20 pound bags of food into collection vehicles. The collectionvehicles then deposited the bags of food theywere carrying into one really large truck whichtransported the bags directly to the SecondHarvest Food Bank’s San Carlos location.Lovell hopes events like “Scouting forFood” instill the kids with values that hardwork and dedication is rewarding.“Their hard work benefited others,” Lovellsaid. “There were hundreds of families whogot food because of their hard work.”Saturday, Nov. 16 also happened to bethe day Second Harvest dropped off food tobe given to families at the ParksideElementary School in San Mateo. Lovellsaid about 10 of the kids volunteered tohand out food to families at the school, sothey got to see for themselves the impactthey were having on families.“The contribution from Pack 358 will go along way toward helping Second HarvestFood Bank feed our hungry neighbors,”Second Harvest spokeswoman Caitlin Kerkwrote in an email. “The 1,300 pounds of fooddonated is the equivalent of 1,083 meals.”Ardys Sandell, who volunteers distributingfood at the St. John’s Lutheran TrinityMethodist church in Sunnyvale, said thechurch receives food from Second Harvest anddistributes the food in bags every Tuesdaymorning. If people have cards signaling theyqualify, they can get bags of food containingfresh fruit and vegetables, can foods, rice andsometimes eggs and frozen meats.Sandell has also been the recipient of fooddonations, when she accepted a couple morepeople into her home for a while. Sandell saidthe bags really supplement a main meal, andaren’t substitutes for them, but the donationsreally help out.The scouts also gathered 735 pairs of glass-es, along with bags of candy, which were sentto the 101st and 455th Airborne divisions inthe U.S. Army.“There are a lot of San Mateo soldiers,”Lovell said. “When you talk to the soldiersthey like anything from home because itmeans people are thinking of them. Soldierswould use toys to hand out to kids in war-tornvillages.”
Scouting for food: San Mateo CubScouts collect food bank donations
Boys and den leaders of San Mateo Pack 458 set out with wagons in tow and walked thestreets of the Parkside and Shoreview neighborhoods of San Mateo in November collectingfood for Second Harvest Food Bank.

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