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12/13/2013

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
Dec.12,2013
Vol XIII,Edition 100
NOTAGOODSIGN
WORLD PAGE 31
 
HMB GETSA BIG WIN
SPORTS PAGE 11
HOLIDAYDECOR YOU CANMAKE
SUBURBANLIVING PAGE 19
INTERPRETER FOR DEAF AT MANDELA EVENT CALLED FAKE
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Bruno continues to moveforward with rehabilitating theneighborhood badly damaged bythe 2010 PG&E explosion and firewith the approval of plans torebuild 10 lots and construct a newpark. The city voted to negotiate adevelopment agreement withCastle Companies to constructnew homes on the 10 vacant lotsowned by the city and Pacific Gasand Electric in the Crestmoorneighborhood. Additionally, thecity approved purchase of 1690Claremont Drive for use as a futurepark for $500,000 from theestates of Gregory and LavonneBullis. The two estates agreed topay closing costs up to $5,000.The purchase price and any clos-ing costs in excess of $5,000 willbe reimbursed to the city by thetrust established by PG&E tocover costs associated with theexplosion. The city is exemptfrom paying property taxes onceit acquires the title, according to astaff report.Mayor Jim Ruane said the citywants to reconstruct the spacewith streetscaping and improvethe sewer system.“We’re on track to get it com-plete,” he said. “We want to get it
San Bruno to rebuild 10 lots
Development,park final rehab pieces in neighborhood damaged by 2010 explosion and fire
Dems pushforrainy day fund
State lawmakers want $8 billionvoter-mandated budget reserve
By Don Thompson
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — Assembly SpeakerJohn Perez pledged Wednesday to cau-tiously begin restoring funding to somesocial programs that were slashed duringthe recession and said lawmakers willask voters to approve a revised rainy dayfund on the November 2014 ballot.Having a voter-mandated savings planand building an $8 billion budget reserve by 2017 wouldprotect the state from future “slashes and cuts” like thosethat devastated state programs in recent years, said Perez, D-Los Angeles.The combination would “finally bring an end to thespend-and-slash roller coaster budgets that we’ve seen forthe last 20 years,” he said. Perez said other priorities for his members include encour-aging creation of jobs, preventing tuition increases forhigher education, fighting poverty, possibly with anexpansion of the federal earned income tax credit, and phas-ing in pre-school programs including universal transition-
 John Perez
Man to stand trial in Aprilfor beating bisexual friend
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The man who prosecutors accuse of severely beating a bisexual acquaintancewith a bicycle U-lock will stand trial inApril on charges that could imprison himfor roughly eight years if convicted.Santos Manuel Marquez-Montiagudo,36, pleaded not guilty yesterday toassault with a deadly weapon, assault bymeans of force causing great bodily
Santos Marquez-Montiagudo
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By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Matt Swafford started his career ascurious 14-year-old with a camera and aroll of film; just 12 shots, so helearned to make them count. Forty years later and even withadvancements in photo editing pro-grams, high-tech equipment and limit-less memory cards, he still shootswith the mindset of his youth. Swafford is a photojournalist andfine art photographer whose work ison exhibit at the San Mateo MainLibrary. He’s traveled the world, beentaken to places few have been and pho-tographed an endless variety of sub- jects. He still attributes his passionand success to the basic skills helearned at Hillsdale High School’sphotography program. Before the days of memory cards andDSLR cameras, his teachers would givethem assignments to successfullycover an event, like a sports game,knowing they only had 12 shots. Hedeveloped an eye for body mechanics,how to anticipate movement and topatiently wait until the compositionwas right. To this day, he doesn’t usespecial effects, he maximizes theframe and never crops, Swafford said. “For me, the premise is to shoot itlike you’re shooting film. Get the shot
Shooting stories
Multifaceted photographer featured at San Mateo Main Library
SAMANTHA WEIGEL/DAILY JOURNAL
While searching for an island location shoot near Belize,Matt Swafford came across a pack of dogs edging off a pier in themiddle of the Caribbean to say hello.
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City has yellow tap water due to supply changes
LOS ANGELES — Tap water in SierraMadre is yellow, and it’s making someresidents see red. Officials in the tiny city tell the LosAngeles Times the temporary use of imported supplies from theMetropolitan Water District is toblame for the off-putting color.And they say the water is perfectlysafe to drink. The Sierra Madre Public WorksDepartment was forced to switch to theimported water after the state deter-mined that the city’s undergroundaquifer was running low.The mixture of chlorine and ammo-nia that the MWD uses to disinfect thewater interact with the rust in steelpipes to produce the yellowish color.Resident Grant Nelson says it’sembarrassing. He has to tell gueststhat he keeps a clean house and the yel-low water is the city’s fault.
Eight injured when SUV goes into California Starbucks
FOLSOM — Police say eight peoplewere injured, one seriously, when anSUVplowed into a Starbucks store inNorthern California.The crash in Folsom occurred a littlebefore 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police tellKCRA-TVthe driver of the Lexus SUVhad parked and was trying to adjust theposition of her vehicle when she accel-erated.The SUVwent around barriers andinto the store. The driver and a passen-ger in the vehicle were not injured.Six people inside the store weretaken to a hospital, one of them withserious injuries. The other five peo-ple’s injuries were considered minor. Police say the driver did not appearto be under the influence of drugs oralcohol and was not on a cellphone.
LAPD to officers on duty:Buckle up,it’s the rule
LOS ANGELES — If you’ve everbeen pulled over by a police officer fornot wearing a seat belt, there’s a decentchance the officer also wasn’t buckledup either.While 86 percent of Americans nowwear seat belts, an upcoming study thatwill be published by California’sCommission on Peace OfficerStandards and Training estimates thatroughly half of law enforcement offi-cers don’t wear them. With traffic-related fatalities theleading cause of death of officers onduty, departments nationwide are buck-ling down to get officers to buckle up. “Something that can save a person’slife should be on a high priority of being enforced,” said Richard Ashton,a former police chief who has studiedofficer safety for more than a decadewith the International Association of Chiefs of Police.The Los Angeles Police Departmenthas a new seatbelt education effort afterInspector General Alex Bustamantefound that up to 37 percent of officersinvolved in accidents in 2012 weren’twearing seatbelts.State laws mandating seatbelt useoften exclude police, but the LAPD andmost other departments require them inall but certain circumstances.The costs of not doing so are clear.In 14 of the last 15 years, it wasn’t ashooting, but a traffic incident that wasthe leading cause of officer deaths,according to the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration. Of the733 law enforcement officers killed ina vehicle accident from 1980 through2008, 42 percent weren’t wearing seat-belts. “This is such low-hanging fruit. Thisfruit is on the ground almost,” saidSteve Soboroff, president of the PoliceCommission at a recent meeting of thecivilian oversight board.New recruits grew up wearing seat-belts, but often don’t on the forcebecause senior officers don’t use them.Some cut old ones off cars and bucklethem in to disable the alarm, belt themout of the way, or cut them out entirely.Part of the problem is blamed onwhat experts call the myth of a “ninjaassassin,” an assailant whose ambushattack would leave officers vulnerablebecause their seat belts would interferewith their ability to get their gun.
FOR THE RECORD2
Thursday
Dec.12,2013
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Actress JenniferConnelly is 43.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
2000
George W. Bush was transformed intothe president-elect as a divided U.S.Supreme Court reversed a state courtdecision for recounts in Florida’s con-tested election.
“I have never known a man who died fromoverwork,but many who died from doubt.” 
— Charles Horace Mayo,co-founder of the Mayo Clinic (1865-1939)
Former TV hostBob Barker is 90.Singer Hank Williams III is 41.
Birthdays
REUTERS
A costumed participant in a Perchtenlauf (Perchten parade) performs in Vienna,Austria .The tradition dates back to a 1,500year-old pagan ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.
Thursday:
Sunny. Highs in the mid50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph...Becoming northwest in the after-noon.
Thursday night:
Mostly clear. Lowsin the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10mph.
Friday
:Sunny. Highs in the mid50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in theevening...Becoming light.
Saturday:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower40s.
Sunday through Wednesday:
Partly cloudy.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1787
, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratifythe U.S. Constitution.
In 1870, 
Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became thefirst black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1897, 
“The Katzenjammer Kids,” the pioneering comicstrip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the NewYork Journal.
In 1906, 
President Theodore Roosevelt nominated OscarStraus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Strausbecame the first Jewish Cabinet member.
In 1911
Britain’s King George Vannounced during a visitto India that the capital would be transferred from Calcutta toDelhi.
In 1917, 
Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town out-side Omaha, Neb.
In 1925, 
the first motel — the Motel Inn — opened in SanLuis Obispo.
In 1937
, Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat Panay onChina’s Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2million in reparations.)
In 1946, 
a United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by JohnD. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of the U.N.’s headquarters.
In 1963
, Kenya gained its independence from Britain.
In 1972
, Irwin Allen’s all-star disaster movie “ThePoseidon Adventure” was released.
In 1985
, 248 American soldiers and eight crew memberswere killed when an Arrow Air charter crashed after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland.
Ten years ago:
Paul Martin succeeded Jean Chretien asCanada’s prime minister. Rolling Stones frontman MickJagger was knighted by Britain.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)PLUMPSEEDYSHRUNK AGENDAYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The ice cream parlor’s weekly newsletter wasthe — “SUNDAE” PAPERNow 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
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Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Pettit is 81. Singer ConnieFrancis is 76. Singer Dionne Warwick is 73. Rock singer-musician Dickey Betts is 70. Former race car driver EmersonFittipaldi is 67. Actor Wings Hauser is 66. Actor Bill Nighy(ny) is 64. Actor Duane Chase (Film: “The Sound of Music”) is63. Country singer LaCosta is 63. Gymnast-turned-actressCathy Rigby is 61. Author Lorna Landvik is 59. Singer-musi-cian Sheila E. is 56. Actress Sheree J. Wilson is 55. Popsinger Daniel O’Donnell is 52. International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin is 51. Rock musician Eric Schenkman(Spin Doctors) is 50.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in first place;Hot Shot,No.3,in secondplace;and Money Bags,No.11,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:41.30.
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SAN BRUNO
Vandalism
. Avehicle was keyed on the500 block of Easton Avenue before 8:24p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Suspicious circumstances.
Adriver of awhite Chevrolet truck was following,harassing and making vulgar comments topeople on the 500 block of San MateoAvenue before 2:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Stolen vehicle.
Adark gray Acura wasstolen on the 1100 block of El Camino Realbefore 11:23 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Disturbance
. Aman was beating a personbehind the Salvation Army parking lot onthe 300 block of Mastick Avenue before1:22 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Hit-and-run.
The vehicle’s entire driver’sside was damaged in a hit-and-run accidenton the 1100 block of El Camino Real before12:37 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Vandalism
. Avehicle was scratched on the2500 block of Wenworth Drive before11:17 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
HALF MOON BAY
Fraud
. Areport was made about the fraudu-lent use of a person’s cellphone whichresulted in $7,300 worth of internationalcalls on the 1100 block of Loryn Lanebefore 9:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
Traffic collision
. Acyclist was taken tothe hospital after a collision with a vehicleon South Cabrillo and Poplar before 5:15p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Burglary
. Areport of jewelry and itemstotalling approximately $15,000 was takenfrom a home on the 500 block of Myrtlebefore 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
Vandalism.
Ahomeowner reported that aperson know to them kicked their front doorcausing $200 worth of damages on the 1300block of Cedar Street before 8:14 p.m.
Helen ‘Polly’Louise’Yazolino
Helen “Polly” Louise Yazolino, late of Rocklin and formerly of San Bruno, died ather son’s home in Daly City Dec. 9, 2013,the 63rd anniversary of her wedding to herbeloved late husband Walter W. Yazolino.Mother of Walter Yazolino (his partner LukeChong), and the late John Yazolino. Alsosurvived by many other family and friendswho loved her dearly.Anative of Oklahoma City, Okla., age 86years.As a former horse owner, she enjoyed heremployment and social activities at BayMeadows race track.Family and friends mayvisit after 10:30 a.m.Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, atthe Chapel of theHighlands, El CaminoReal at 194 MillwoodDrive in Millbrae, with afuneral service beginningat 11:30 a.m. Intermentwill follow at OlivetMemorial Park in Colma.Her family prefers donations to SaintAnthony Foundation atwww.stanthonysf.org.
Police reports
Subpar behavior
Adrunk golfer damaged a golf cart andfled hotel security on foot at the 100block of Miramontes Point in Half Moon Bay before 5:31 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 7.
CITY GOVERNMENT
As part of the
Millbrae City Council
reorganization,
WayneLee
was named mayor.• As part of the
San Bruno City Council
reorganization,
IreneO’Connell
was named vice mayor.
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