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LEGISLATION TO RESURRECT LONG-TERM JOBLESSLEGISLATION STALLS
County hasfirst deathfrom the flu
Multiple deathsreported in Bay
STAFF AND WIRE REPORT
The first San Mateo County flu-related death of the season wasreported Thursday, according tohealth officials. Awoman in her 40s died aftercontracting the flu and there havebeen six other flu-related intensivecare hospitalizations in the coun-ty, San Mateo County health offi-cials said. “While the deceased did havesome underlying medical condi-tions, it’s important to understandthat people without underlyingmedical problems can still have asevere case of influenza that canlead to hospitalization and possi-bly death,” said Robyn Thaw,spokeswoman for the San MateoCounty Health System.Health officials urge the publicthat it’s not too late to get vacci-nated in defense of this year’s fluseason. The H1N1 influenza strain,known as “swine flu” when it firstemerged in 2009, appears to be themain strain afflicting people thisflu season, according to San MateoCounty health officials.There have been nine confirmedflu-related deaths throughout theBay Area in recent weeks.On Thursday, Santa Clara Countyhealth officials announced a sec-ond flu-related death and SanFrancisco health officialsannounced a man died at the end of December. Two recent deaths inMarin County have been linked tothe flu and another two in SantaCruz County are suspected of beingflu-related, public health officialssaid Wednesday. A63-year-old man with signifi-cant chronic medical conditionsdied on Dec. 27, and a previouslyhealthy 48-year-old woman died of an influenza-related complicationon Jan. 6, Marin County PublicHealth Officer Dr. Matt Willis said.Both were hospitalized in inten-sive care, and neither had receiveda flu vaccine, Willis said.“We are still several weeks awayfrom the peak of flu season,” Dr.Scott Morrow, health officer forSan Mateo County, said in a pressrelease. “The fact that we are see-ing an increase in flu activity, flu-related hospitalizations and deaths
REUTERS
Jerry Brown gestures at a graph detailing the state’s long-term liabilities while unveiling his proposed 2014-15state budget in Sacramento.
By Juliet Williams
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — Arobust eco-nomic recovery and surging rev-enue propelled by voter-approvedtax increases have sentCalifornia’s gen-eral fund spendingto a record high,marking a dramat-ic turn-aroundfrom the state’sdays as thenation’s posterchild of fiscal dysfunction.Yet Gov. Jerry Brown, in releas-ing his budget proposal Thursday,pledged to take a somber approachin spending the windfall. He saidCalifornia must begin payingdown what he has called its mas-sive “wall of debt,” a stew of 
Record high budget
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Local school officials are some-what happy Gov. Jerry Brown’sbudget proposal calls for anincrease in education funding, butare still waiting for the final ver-sion and believe there could bemore done for public schools.“I’m thrilled with the additionalfunding to education,” said CarrieDu Bois, trustee for the SequoiaUnion High School District. “It’smuch needed. California still has along way to go for funding, butI’m thrilled the governor under-stands the importance of publiceducation.”
Budget adds education funding
Local officials have mixed feelings about governor’s proposal
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• University of California (243,000 students):$2.9billion in general fund spending,a 5 percent increase.• California State University (430,000 students):$2.9billion in general fund spending,a 6.3 percentincrease.• Community colleges (2.3 million students):$7.2billion in general fund spending,a 7.3 percentincrease.
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 The budget includes repaying $351 millionborrowed from the state’s transportation fund forroad maintenance.Transportation industry groupsare pushing a proposed ballot initiative to requirerepayment of the money or establish a new taxstream to pay for road improvements.Brown’sbudget calls for the repayment to be allocated alongthe following priorities:• $110 million for “pavement rehabilitation”on statehighways.• $100 million to cities and counties to preserve localstreets and roads.• $100 million for traffic management .• $27 million to maintain highway pavement.• $9 million for “active transportation projects.”• $5 million for environmental mitigation.
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• The governor is proposing to direct $250 million inproceeds from the cap-and-trade,greenhouse gasemission fees to the high-speed rail project.Thebullet train has faced legal setbacks and is in a bindbecause it cannot currently sell some $9 billion invoter-approved bonds.Brown’s budget says thefunding is “critical to addressing the overall fundingneeds”for the first leg of the project in the CentralValley,for “leveraging additional fundingopportunities,and moving the project forward whilelegal issues surrounding Proposition 1A are beingresolved.”
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• Corrections and Rehabilitation,$9.5 billion,anincrease of 2.1 percent.• Natural Resources,$2.1 billion,an increase of 2.3percent.• $815 million for critical deferred maintenance instate parks,highways,local streets and roads,K-12schools,community colleges,courts,prisons,statehospitals,and other state facilities.• $619 million to expand water storage capacity,improve drinking water in communities whereavailable supplies are substandard and increase floodprotection.• $850 million from proceeds in the cap-and-trade,greenhouse gas reduction program for a variety of environmental priorities.That includes $250 millionfor the high-speed rail project that Brown haschampioned.The budget says the money dedicatedtoward environmental programs will modernize thestate’s railways,encourage sustainable development,reduce harmful air emissions and increase energy,water and agricultural efficiency.
RAINY-DAY FUND
Brown’s budget proposes funneling $1.6 billion intoa rainy-day fund and proposes a new constitutionalamendment to strengthen the existing one.Such a proposal already is scheduled to go beforevoters in November,but Brown said ACA4,whichwas pushed back from the November 2012 ballot,would not give the state enough flexibility to paydown debt and liabilities.He also said it does notaddress volatile school funding requirements andbases the amount the state would need to pay intothe fund on historical revenue rather than spikes incapital gains.
Budget highlights
 
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposedblend of paying down debt, estab-lishing a rainy-day fund and send-ing capital gain revenue toreserves is a fiscally prudentbudget unlike those of bleakerpast years, according to county
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Homes planned in open space
Athird-generation Hillsboroughresident was seeking to build 25homes on his 48-acre estate nearCrystal Springs Reservoir, raisingconcerns about the wildlife and openspace Peninsula residents have longtaken for granted, it was reportedthe week of Jan. 10, 2009.Christian de GuigneIVsubmitted a pro-posal to the town of Hillsborough Dec.30, 2008 and planneda public meeting to share thespecifics of the plan. The proper-ty is nestled between Crystal SpringsRoad and Parrott Drive and is borderedby the city of San Mateo to the east.It is considered by some as the lastgreat family estate on theMidpeninsula.“There are still some in Woodside.If you’re talking about anythingclose to San Mateo, it probably is thelast,” said Mitch Postel, executivedirector of the San Mateo HistoricalSociety.The property is a common sight forpeople traveling on Crystal SpringsRoad going to or from Camp SawyerTrail near the reservoir and is consid-ered home to a unique habitat of wildlife.
Unmarked buckets cause scare
The contents of three unmarkedbuckets found near Interstate 380 inSan Bruno the week of Jan. 10, 2009,were determined to be safe, emergencyofficials said.The first bucket, anorange container resem-bling a paint bucket, wasreported around 1:15 p.m.on Friday of that week onSeventh Street under theInterstate 380 overpass in San Bruno.San Bruno police and fire personnel,and a hazardous materials crewresponded to the incident.Motor oil was determined to be thecontents of the 5-gallon bucket. Twoother buckets were then found nearby,one of which contained paint andanother that contained water sealer.
Gunmen raid house
Three men armed with guns robbedtwo people while they were home inSan Mateo the week of Jan. 10, 2009.San Mateo police were called to ahouse in the 1700 block of DeweyStreet on reports of a home invasionrobbery at approximately 4:30 p.m.on Friday of that week. At least twopeople were in the house when threemen armed with a shotgun and hand-gun entered the house, police said.
Wall Street slides
The first full week of 2009 didn’tbring Wall Street any huge shocks,but it didn’t bring much for investorsbe happy about, either.Ajump in unemploymentsent stocks sharply lower theweek of Jan. 10, 2009, asinvestors feared thatAmericans won’t soon deviatefrom their tightened budgets. TheDow Jones industrial average fell 143points to end the week down nearly 5percent, its worst week sinceNovember.The Labor Department’s much-anticipated report showed employerscut 524,000 jobs in December, asmaller decline than the loss of 550,000 jobs economists forecast.But the unemployment rate jumped toa 16-year high of 7.2 percent — morethan the 7 percent economists pre-dicted — from 6.8 percent inNovember.
From the archives highlights stories origi-nally printed five years ago this week. Itappears in the Friday edition of the DailyJournal.
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Boxing Hall of Famer GeorgeForeman is 65.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1914
Utah grocer John G. Morrison, 47,and his son Arling, 17, were shot todeath in their Salt Lake City store;police arrested labor activist Joe Hill,a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Despite evidence suggest-ing another man was responsible,Hill was convicted and executed,becoming a martyr to America’sorganized labor movement.
“History must speak for itself.A historian iscontent if he has been able to shed more light.” 
— William L.Shirer,author and journalist (1904-1993)
Baseball Hall-of-Famer WillieMcCovey is 76.Singer Pat Benataris 61.
Birthdays
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Yanil Reyes of DalyCity (left) and hisson,Josh Reyes(right),a student atAll Souls CatholicSchool in South SanFrancisco,meet SanFrancicso 49erNaVorro Bowmanat Lefty's SportsCards Store inBurlingame Jan.7.
Friday:
Partly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Highs around 60.Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night:
Mostly cloudy. Lows inthe 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
:Cloudy. Aslight chance of showers in the morning... Then a chanceof showers in the afternoon. Highs in theupper 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 30percent.
Saturday night:
Mostly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s. Northwest winds10 to 15 mph.
Sunday:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday night:
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In 1514,
the New Testament portion of the ComplutensianPolyglot Bible, featuring parallel texts in Greek and Latin,was completed in Madrid.
In 1776, 
Thomas Paine anonymously published his influ-ential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued forAmerican independence from British rule.
In 1861, 
Florida became the third state to secede from theUnion.
In 1863
, the London Underground had its beginnings asthe Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passengerrailway, opened to the public with service betweenPaddington and Farringdon Street.
In 1870
, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
In 1901
, the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont, Texas, pro-duced the Lucas Gusher, heralding the start of the Texas oilboom.
In 1920
, the League of Nations was established as theTreaty of Versailles went into effect.
In 1946
, the first General Assembly of the United Nationsconvened in London.
In 1957
, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden.
In 1964, 
Vee-Jay Records released “Introducing... TheBeatles,” an album which ran into immediate legal opposi-tion from Capitol Records, which was about to come outwith its own album, “Meet the Beatles!” (After a court bat-tle, the two companies reached a settlement.)
(Answers tomorrow)PRONE THIRD RADISH BAFFLEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Feeding the hawks, vultures and owls at thezoo was sometimes — FOR THE BIRDSNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 79. Blues artist EddyClearwater is 79. Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 79.Movie director Walter Hill is 74. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 70.Singer Rod Stewart is 69. Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen(Steely Dan) is 66. Actor William Sanderson is 66. Roots rocksinger Alejandro Escovedo is 63. Rock musician ScottThurston (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 62. Hall of Famerace car driver and team owner Bobby Rahal is 61. Rock musi-cian Michael Schenker is 59. Singer Shawn Colvin is 58.Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 55.
Lotto
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Annoying phone calls.
Police received areport from someone who received annoy-ing phone calls on the 100 block of Fairwaybefore 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Burglary
. Aresidence was broken into and$2,400 worth of jewelry was stolen on the500 block of Filbert Street before 11 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 4.
Burglary
. Avehicle’s window was brokenand the hard top was removed on the 300block of Mirada Road before 9:25 a.m.Friday, Jan. 3.
Arrest
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Disorderly conduct.
Adrunk man wascausing disturbance inside a Jack in the Boxon El Camino Real before 11:47 a.m.Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Disturbance
. Aman told a woman not topark in a spot but she did anyways so he letthe air out of her tires and drove off in a grayToyota van on Beacon Street before 12:55p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Stolen vehicle.
Adark Honda Accord wasstolen on Francisco Drive before 8:48 a.m.Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Malicious mischief.
The tires of a greentruck were flattened on Escanyo Drive before8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Burglary
. Ray-Ban sunglasses and a child’scar seat were taken from a Chrysler onDonegal Avenue before 10:32 a.m. Tuesday,Dec. 17.
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DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
Ahuman trafficking suspect who had beenon the lam for 11 months since his twoalleged accomplices were arrested for prosti-tuting four women in a South San Franciscomotel is in custody and charged with similarcrimes.Andrew Leenalls Jordan, 24, postponed aplea to felony human trafficking until afterthe court appoints an attorney and returnsfor further arraignment Jan. 22. Meanwhile,Maria Carolina Jiminez and Sate StalloneJones, both 25 and of San Francisco, havealready pleaded not guilty and are facing jury trials.All three suspects are accused of prostitut-ing four women, including one underagegirl, at the La Quinta Inn in South SanFrancisco last February. Aman later identi-fied as Jones reportedly dropped off twowomen one night and two women the nextbetween Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. The womenreportedly told police the couple gave themillegal drugs to keep them working all nightand sometimes deprived them of food. Whenthe man returned with a woman, identified asJiminez, to collect the four others, theywere arrested. Police credit a quick-thinkingclerk who’d undergone training about recog-nizing human trafficking. Athird suspect, now identified as Jordan,escaped and remained at large until his arrestJan. 7.All three face decades in prison under anew human trafficking sentencing lawpassed by voters.Jordan remains in custody on $1 millionbail. Jones is held on $350,000 whileJiminez is free on the same bail amount.
Claim filed for girl run over after plane crash
The parents of a teenage girl who was runover and killed by two emergency vehiclesafter an Asiana Airlines crash have filed aclaim against the city of San Francisco, say-ing rescuers were reckless and poorly trained.In legal forms filed this week in SanFrancisco, attorneys for the parents of 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan say firefighters whofirst saw the girl after the July 6 crash shouldhave examined her and moved her somewheresafe. Firefighters told investigators theyassumed the girl was dead and hurried ontoward the damaged aircraft.An autopsy revealed Yuan was alive beforethe vehicles hit her. In all, 304 of the 307 people aboard theplane survived after the airliner slammed intoa seawall at the end of a runway during finalapproach for landing. The impact ripped off the back of theplane, tossed out three flight attendants andtheir seats, and scattered pieces of the jetacross the runway as it spun and skidded to astop.
Alleged human trafficking cohort charged
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
Ateen carjacking suspect accused of kid-napping a car seller with a fake gun and driv-ing the bound man around Daly City whiledemanding his pink slip was immediatelysentenced to 20 years in prison after plead-ing no contest to multiple felonies.Jeremy Jenkins, 21, has credit of roughlytwo years against his two-decade term on 11charges including carjacking, robbery,felony threats, kidnapping, assault, falseimprisonment and attempted felony impris-onment.Prosecutors say Jenkins carjacked the sell-er of a Mustang after responding to the man’sCraigslist ad April 23, 2012. After returningto the Daly City BARTstation from the testdrive, Jenkins allegedly pulled a replicahandgun and ordered the 26-year-old man tohandcuff himself. Jenkins pulled a pillow-case over the man’s head and placed him inthe back seat and demanded the pink slip,according to the District Attorney’s Office.When the man said the pink slip was athome, Jenkins allegedly drove around for20 minutes before pulling into a garage andhaving the man call his mother. Thewoman, sensing something was amiss whenasked to bring the pink slip to the BARTstation, called 911. The police waited at theBARTparking lot and, when Jenkinsarrived, detained him at gunpoint. After hisarrest, Jenkins told authorities he made “astupid mistake,” according to prosecutors.After his arrest, Jenkins’defense ques-tioned his competency but two of threecourt-appointed doctors found him able toaid in his own defense.
Carjacking suspectsettles case
 
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