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12/16/2013

 
www.smdailyjournal.com
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Monday
Dec.16,2013
Vol XIII,Edition 103
Family Owned & Operated
 Established: 1949
SONARTESTING
STATE PAGE 6
 
NINERS BEAT TAMPA BAY 
SPORTSPAGE 12
KERRY ON CLIMATECHANGE IN VIETNAM
WORLD PAGE 8
NAVYOPTS TO CONTINUE ACTIVITY
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
AMillbrae startup focusing onhelping businesses lower ener-gy costs by balancing the powergrid with batteries charged dur-ing cheaper non-peak hours justreceived $15 million in fundingthat will assist it to expand itsoperations.Stem, anenergy storagecompany onRollins Road,announced aninvestmentfrom GeneralElectric andthe Spanishrenewable energy companyIberdrola in early December. Italso named John Carrington itsnew chief executive officer latelast week. It is a developer of an inte-grated cloud energy optimiza-tion, which leverages real-timedata, cloud-based predictive ana-lytics and energy storage tohelp businesses optimize ener-gy use. The business was found-ed by a group of people whorealized there were inefficien-cies in the utilities space,Carrington said. “Stem is at the forefront of bringing intelligence to theedge of the grid through its soft-ware-driven approach to energystorage,” he said. “With strongdemand among commercial andutility customers, I’m excited to join Stem to build on thismomentum and accelerate ourmarket expansion.” Buildings are put on energysystems, which use the utilities’
Fundingto spark energy companys growth
Millbrae startup gets $15M investment from General Electric,Spanish energy group;new CEO named
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The search to find a newhome for an alternative highschool in the San MateoUnion High School Districtis still on, but the districthas passed its deadline onfinding property to makesure a good fit is found. Superintendent ScottLaurence gave himself untilOctober to find a more cen-tral location before submit-ting his recommendationsto the Board of Trustees. Theschool is currently housed ataging facilities on the cam-pus of the former CrestmoorHigh School in San Bruno.Laurence and ElizabethMcManus, deputy superin-tendent of business servic-es, previously talked aboutthe difficulties they wereencountering in finding theright space for the highschool. At the same time,they are also looking for anew location for the outdat-ed district office. The district discussed onepiece of land at 45 EdwardsCourt in Burlingame
New schoolsite searchslow going
 John Carrington
San Mateo Union officials pass deadline forfinding new alternative high school location
NATHAN MOLLAT/DAILY JOURNAL
Sacred Heart Prep running back Ben Burr-Kirven rushed for a game-high 161 yards andfour touchdowns on just 15 carries to lead the Gators to a 42-7 win over El Cerrito inthe Northern California Division III regional championship game Saturday night.
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ORTSPAGE 11.
NOR CAL CHAMPIONS!
 
New animalshelter nowin the works
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Mateo County has a new petproject.The county intends to spend up to$20 million on a new, modern ani-mal shelter to replace the aging andoutdated facilityat Coyote Point— a building thehead of thePeninsulaHumane Societysaid was behindthe times fromthe day itopened.The design of the building,which dates from the 1960s, wasprimitive even then. The wear andtear of workers, volunteers andabout 8,000 live animals throughits doors annually takes a toll, saidKen White, executive director of thePeninsula Humane Society/Societyfor the Prevention of Cruelty toAnimals.“The facility is being held up withmaintenance, duct tape and aprayer,” White said.San Mateo County contracts withPHS for its animal control and shel-tering services and has done so formore than 50 years. Animals areprocessed at the 12 Airport Blvd.location and if or when deemedready for adoption moved to theTom Lantos Center forCompassion, the donor-fundedfacility that opened in 2011 onBurlingame’s Rollins Road.The current contract expires in
Cities would leasebuilding with costestimated at $20M
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Silicon Valley is known as themecca of innovation, startupsand entrepreneurs. But there’sone demographic that isn’t as aptto jump in on the high-tech buzz— working moms. Downtown San Mateo’s DraperUniversity started a scholarshipprogram to encourage and preparewomen to become business own-ers.“The generalconsensus hereis that womenhave just asmuch to give asmen do and are just as ambi-tious and aregreat leadersand make greatCEOs. There’sabsolutely no reason why womenshouldn’t be involved in entre-preneurship,” said Emily Lopez,spokeswoman for DraperUniversity.Draper University is a seven-week boarding school that typi-cally caters to 18- to 29-year-olds who have the ability to pickup and move onto its campuswhile learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. The Draper University curricu-lum covers all of the businessfundamentals, marketing, sales,finance, networking and how topitch ideas. Students learn whatinvestors are looking for and areexposed to lawyers to learn howto incorporate their own busi-nesses, Lopez said. The onlinestudents interact with boardingstudents, working closely on joint projects and are able tomeet like-minded people, Lopezsaid. The momtrepreneur scholar-ship covers half of the onlineprogram’s $850 cost, Lopez said.“Draper’s goal is to really
Draper offers ‘momtrepreneur’ help
Downtown San Mateo university offers online classes for working mothers to start business ventures
Ken WhiteMegan Jones
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Zebra escapes from Tenn.farm,roams for weeks
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The black-and-white-striped animal that’sbeen spotted at different placesaround a Tennessee town isn’t afunny-looking horse.Nope, there’s a zebra loose inEast Tennessee.Bradley County dispatchers saythey’ve had several people call toreport sightings of the animal -near homes, businesses and even ahighway.Although some people have triedto catch him, the animal namedZeek has remained elusive.Zeek’s owner, Ronald Price, toldWRCB-TVthat the animal escapedfrom his farm in Cleveland aboutthree weeks ago by jumping a highfence.Price says he’s keeping a watchout and hopes that someone is ableto help Zeek return home safely.
Mystery man gives ‘Tips For Jesus’up to $10,000
NEWYORK — Restaurant workersaround the country are being pho-tographed with huge smiles ontheir faces - holding up receiptswith tips of up to $10,000.Each tab is stamped with the han-dle (at)tipsforjesus and bears anillegible signature.The anonymous tipster has lefthis trail of generosity coast tocoast and even in Mexico. Awaiterin Phoenix beams looking at his$2,500 tip. And a $111.05 NewYork restaurant check includes a$1,000 tip and the words “godbless!” scrawled across it.Photos of the outlandish tips areposted on the Instagram account“Tips for Jesus” that has more than50,000 followers. The feed comeswith the tagline, “Doing the Lord’swork, one tip at a time.”The tipster has yet to come for-ward. Meanwhile, he’s keepingeveryone guessing.
Police:Driver hid pot as Christmas presents
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. —Pennsylvania State Police say theyfound 20 pounds of marijuana inboxes wrapped as Christmas pres-ents inside a minivan after a trafficstop.The Centre Daily Times reportsthat 38-year-old Randy JesusValdivia, of Surfside, Fla., facesfelony drug charges after the stopon Interstate 80 near State College.Police say they became suspi-cious after Valdivia was stoppedThursday afternoon, and got him toagree to a search.They say they found 20 pounds of weed vacuum-sealed inside largeboxes wrapped as Christmas gifts.Online court records say he wastaken to the local jail. Adefenselawyer wasn’t listed.
Hundreds of suited-up Santas hit NYC streets,bars
NEWYORK — Several hundredred-suited Santas have braved theblustery snow for New York City'sannual SantaCon pub crawl.The New York Post reports policeofficers were out in full forceSaturday to monitor the hordes of drunken revelers dressed as SantaClaus. New Yorkers have com-plained about public drunkennessand unruly behavior during theevent in previous years.Police officers handed out fliersat subway stations and parks warn-ing the Santas to remove their fakebeards before entering bars.Police told the newspaper thatone Santa was treated for injuries atBellevue Hospital and laterreleased. They say at least 10 sum-monses were issued.On its website, SantaCondescribes itself as a "nonsensicalSanta Claus convention" thatdonates cash to the Food Bank forNYC and other local charities.
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Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 64.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1773
The Boston Tea Party took place asAmerican colonists boarded a Britishship and dumped more than 300chests of tea into Boston Harbor toprotest tea taxes.
“That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions and,were it not assumed,themost impossible of conclusions.” 
— George Santayana (1863-1952)
Actress Liv Ullmann is 75.Actor BenjaminBratt is 50.
Birthdays
TOMJUNG/DAILY JOURNAL
“Santa”Robert Hunter gets some helping hands from members of the Golden Gate Chapter Harley Owners Group when theydelivered gifts to the San Mateo Medical Center on Saturday,Dec.14.The annual Holiday Toy Run brought a truck full of toysand a check for $1,000.
Monday
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Monday night
: Mostly clear. Lows inthe mid 40s. East winds 10 to 15mph...Becoming southeast around 5 mphafter midnight.
Tuesday
: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.Light winds.
Tuesday night
: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
Wednesday
: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Wednesday night
: Partly cloudy. Aslight chance of rain.Lows in the lower 40s.
Thursday
: Mostly cloudy. Aslight chance of showers. Highsin the mid 50s.
Thursday night
: Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.
Friday through Saturday
: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper50s. Lows in the lower 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1653
, Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
In 1809
, the French Senate granted a divorce decree toEmperor Napoleon I and Empress Josephine (the dissolu-tion was made final the following month).
In 1811
, the first of the powerful New Madrid earthquakesstruck the central Mississippi Valley with an estimated mag-nitude of 7.7.
In 1863
, philosopher and author George Santayana wasborn in Madrid, Spain.
In 1907
, 16 U.S. Navy battleships, which came to beknown as the “Great White Fleet,” set sail on a 14-monthround-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power.
In 1944
, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began asGerman forces launched a surprise attack against Alliedforces in Belgium (the Allies were eventually able to beatthe Germans back).
In 1951
, a Miami Airlines Curtiss C-46 Commandocrashed just after takeoff from Newark Airport in New Jersey,killing all 56 people on board.
In 1960
, 134 people were killed when a United Air LinesDC-8 and a TWASuper Constellation collided over New YorkCity.
In 1962
, Nepal’s Panchayat Constitution was proclaimed.
In 1976
, the government halted its swine flu vaccinationprogram following reports of paralysis apparently linked tothe vaccine.
In 1982
, Environmental Protection Agency head Anne M.Gorsuch became the first Cabinet-level officer to be cited forcontempt of Congress for refusing to submit documentsrequested by a congressional committee.
In other news ...
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Civil rights attorney Morris Dees is 77. Actress JoyceBulifant is 76. CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 72.TVproducer Steven Bochco is 70. Former Nevada Gov. JimGibbons is 69. Pop musician Tony Hicks (The Hollies) is 68.Pop singer Benny Andersson (ABBA) is 67. Actor Ben Crossis 66. Rock musician Bill Bateman (The Blasters) is 62. ActorXander Berkeley is 58. Actress Alison LaPlaca is 54. ActorSam Robards is 52. Actor Jon Tenney is 52. Country singer-songwriter Jeff Carson is 50. Actor-comedian JB Smoove is48. Actor Daniel Cosgrove is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singerMichael McCary is 42. Actor Jonathan Scarfe is 38.
 
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Grand theft
. Two men stole more than$400 of liquor from a store on Broadwaybefore 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
Grand theft
. Atool bag was taken fromthe back of a truck on Woodside Roadbefore 2:04 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
Petty theft
. Alaptop was stolen onMiddlefield Road before 1:08 p.m.Monday, Dec. 9.
Petty theft
. Tools were stolen from atruck on Silver Hill Road before 12:25p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
Vandalism
. Two tires were slashed onRedwood Avenue before 7:30 a.m.Monday, Dec. 9.
HALF MOON BAY 
Suspicious circumstance
. Awomanreported that someone went into herhouse because she realized that her cat wasnot in the same room where she left it onthe 100 block of Beach Way in MossBeach before 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday,Dec. 11.
Vandalism
. Avehicle had all four tirespunctured on the 600 block of Magnoliabefore 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Driving with suspended license
. Adriver was cited for not having a valid dri-ver’s license on Third Avenue and FilbertStreet before 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
Police reports
Stinking vandals
Part of the city sewer system was van-dalized on the 100 block of Keefe Courtin San Bruno before 9:07 a.m. Friday,Dec. 6.
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he United States in the 1930s experi-enced the worst depression it hadever had.The beginning of the 1940s offered newhope as we were edging our way out of thestagnant economic situation of the ’30s.However, on Dec. 7, 1941, the entire out-look of the United States changed. Grief,anxiety, fear and indignation swept thecountry after the Japanese bombed PearlHarbor. Our military was faced immediatelywith problems that could not be solvedbecause it had not been prepared for this con-frontation. Young men began signing up tofight in the war. The government quicklyfroze prices and began restricting regulatingdistribution of all farm goods. Strategic andimportant material such as rubber, copper,steel, tin, aluminum and lumber were put onrestricted lists. The production of automo-biles and rubber tires for civilian use ceased.The county of San Mateo had around140,000 residents and they geared up imme-diately to stop the possible invasion fromthe west. In San Mateo, Paul Fagan showedhis patriotism by financing a tower to thewest of San Mateo that was used as an obser-vation post to detect airplanes that mightbomb the Bay. “Fagan’s Tower” was mannedthroughout the war by volunteers. CrystalSprings dam was immediately declared avital point on the Peninsula and it wasclosed and guarded by armed personnel. Bythe end of 1942, 14,660 volunteer hours hadbeen given since Pearl Harbor by Millbraevolunteers in the Ground Observer Corps.These hours were spent scanning the sky,searching for hostile aircraft. The personalinconveniences and sacrifice of these peoplewere enormous. The ship-building estab-lishment in South San Francisco beganrevving up for production of war-time shipsand in the southern part of South SanFrancisco cement ships (barges) were con-structed that were used to tow war cargo.Coyote Point would open up a merchantmarine school that would supply personnelto run the much-needed ships across theAtlantic and the Pacific Oceans. Electronictubes and material for the new radar screenswere much in demand. EiMac in San Brunobecame an extremely important tube-manu-facturing industry, and it broke themale/female barrier by hiring women to dothe work.This was a great change in attitude forworking people in the United States. To sup-ply labor for all of these rapidly-built indus-tries, a huge heretofore untapped labor forcefrom the Midwest and the South migrated toCalifornia in vast numbers to help in the wareffort. It was a time of great influx of minor-ity individuals, and this put a strain on thesociety even in war time.There was much that had to be done by cit-izens on the local level as well. Because of the influx of thousands and thousands of newworkers, all apartments and vacant roomshad to be registered with the government.Rent control went into effect. In Millbrae,George Davis was named as the head of theHome Food Production Committee by theSan Mateo County Agricultural Departmentin Redwood City. The aim of the committeewas announced to be “AVictory Garden inEvery Home.” The desired goal was a heartycooperation with the home production of vegetables in every vacant space that peoplecould find — “Victory Gardens.” Amateurgardening was encouraged and the Home
The Home Front — World War II on the Peninsula
 
Posters touting the benefits of ‘Victory Gardens’were prevalent in the days of World War II.
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