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01/25/2014

 
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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Friday
 Jan.24,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 137
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.
TACKLING REFORM
NATION PAGE 7
 
CURRY ANALL-STAR
SPORTS PAGE 11
A BADDAY FOR JUSTINBIEBER
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 16
RYAN:HOUSE WILL TAKE UP IMMIGRATION IN PIECES
By Stephen Braun
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Agovernmentreview panel warned Thursday thatthe National Security Agency’sdaily collection of Americans’phone records is illegal and rec-ommended that President BarackObama abandon the program anddestroy the hundreds of millionsof phone records it has already col-lected.The recommendations by thePrivacy and Civil LibertiesOversight Board go further thanObama is willing to accept andincrease pressure on Congress tomakechanges.The panel’s234-pagereport includ-ed dissentsfrom two of the board’sfive members— formerBush admin-istrationnational secu-rity lawyers who recommendedthat the government keep collect-ing the phone records. The boarddescribed key parts of its report to
Gov’t panel:Phone dataspying illegal
Privacy and Civil Liberties OversightBoard urges destruction of records
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
AHalf Moon Bay man accused of stabbing and beating an acquain-tance 50 times after an argument athis father’s home last year is men-tally fit for trial, according to amajority of court-appointed doc-tors.Marc Anthony Furlan, 25, ischarged with using a deadly or dan-gerous weapon to murder KeithCoffey, 24, on Oct. 17, 2012,before trying toclean up thebloody scene.Coffey’s deathwas the firstmurder inPacifica since2000.Two doctorshad been divid-ed earlier overFurlan’s competency but the thirdtie-breaker on Thursday tilted the
Murder defendant fit for trial
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Atask force aimed at helpingaddress projected overcrowding inSequoia Union High SchoolDistrict schools is recommendinga bond measure with a potentialtotal of $225 million for a widerange of facility changes. The district is in the process of conducting a poll to explore thefeasibility of floating a ballotmeasure in June or November of this year. Godbe Research, a con-sulting firm, is currently pollingabout 800 residents, asking ques-tions about whether they wouldsupport a bond measure to addressfacilities needs. The 15-minuteinterview gages how much the res-ident knows about the facilitiesneeds, their interests and priori-ties. Potential tax rates being pro-posed to those polled range from$10 to $14 per $100,000 of assessed property value.“One of the messages that camethrough is we should go out forwhat we need,” said Allen Weiner,board president and task forcemember. “We have to be a littlerealistic and do what we think thepublic is prepared to support.”Superintendent Jim Lianides’facilities task force found that thedistrict will see an increase of about 1,547 students by the 2020-21 school year, 840 studentsabove the projected numbers in aprior study. The projected numbernow totals 10,836 students. Thedistrict has been consideringboundary changes as well to helpcombat this growth.“There’s a lot of enthusiasm,”Weiner said. “It’s a big challenge,but it’s a wonderful opportunity
Sequoia upgrades could cost $225 million
District in process of conducting a poll on potential facilities bond
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By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Supporting a good cause whileenjoying lively African songs anddances is the premise of a perform-ance by the African Children’sChoir this weekend in RedwoodCity.The program, at PeninsulaCovenant Church, features chil-dren’s songs, traditional spiritualsand gospel favorites. Concerts arefree and open to all, but a free-willoffering will be taken at the per-formance to support choir pro-grams, such as education, care andrelief and development programs.
World renowned choir coming this weekend
Group tours the world performing a variety of music genres
Members of the African Children’s Choir tour the world to help support their,and others’,education and needs.
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Hansson takes council oath
Planning Commissioner FredHansson was chosen among 14 candi-dates the week of Jan. 24, 2009, as thefifth member of the San Mateo CityCouncil.The council voted 3-1 in favor of Hansson by way of a paper ballotusually used to select people forboards and commissions. The coun-cil members eachmark the candidatethey like the most ona paper ballot andkeep doing that untilone candidate emerges with amajority vote. Hansson did that inthe first round of voting.Hansson filled the seat left vacantby now Supervisor Carole Groom,who was appointed to fill the seat of Jerry Hill when he was elected to theAssembly.
County facing $100M loss
San Mateo County stood to lose$100 million from the $14.4 billionin spending cuts proposed by the gov-ernor as a way to fix the state’s crip-pled budget, it was revealed the weekof Jan. 24, 2009.As often is the case with budget cuts,health and human services was to beamong the largest items on the chop-ping block.The county was already saddled withits own budget challenges, including a$40 million structural deficit. InSeptember 2008, the Board of Supervisors passed a $1.79billion budget with an extra$26.6 million across allfunds and two positionsmore than the tentative bot-tom line it looked at in June2008.
Sophia,Anthony top county baby names
Anthony and Sophia were the newmost popular baby names in SanMateo County in 2008, it was reportedthe week of Jan. 24, 2009.Atotal of 5,420 babies were born inSan Mateo County in 2008 continuinga decreasing birth rate trend. Sophiamaintained the top spot in 2008.Daniel dropped to a three-way tie withAlexander and Ethan, according to theSan Mateo County Assessor-CountyClerk-Recorder’s Office.Just like in 2007, baby girls born inSan Mateo County in 2008 were morelikely to be named Sophia than anyother name. The name Sophia held thetop spot for four of the priorfive years.
School opening delayed a year
Hopes of opening a new school inRedwood Shores in the fall of 2009 to handle the ever-grow-ing student population werepostponed until 2010 after adelay in receiving stateapproval the week of Jan. 24, 2009.Voters approved a $25 million bondmeasure in 2005 to build a second ele-mentary school in Redwood Shores,slated to open in fall 2009 on a 7-acreparcel among a 109-acre portion of wet-lands. Due to a delay in the Departmentof State Architect approvals, construc-tion could not begin until last March orearly April of 2009.
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
 Jan.24,2014
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Actor Ed Helms is40.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1942
The Roberts Commission placedmuch of the blame for America’s lackof preparedness for Imperial Japan’sattack on Pearl Harbor on Rear Adm.Husband E. Kimmel and Lt. Gen.Walter C. Short, the Navy and Armycommanders.
“God gives us relatives;thank God,we can choose our friends.” 
— Addison Mizner,American architect (1872-1933)
Comedian YakovSmirnoff is 63.Actress MischaBarton is 28.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Chinese artist Li Hongbo stretches a paper sculpture work at his studio on the outskirts of Beijing,China.Born into a simplefarming family,Li said he had always loved paper,invented in ancient China.Beyond his sculptures,he has spent six yearsproducing a collection of books recording more than 1,000 years of Buddhist art on paper.Neither plaster nor clay,thestatues are made of thousands upon thousands of fine pieces of paper.’At the beginning,I discovered the flexible nature of paper through Chinese paper toys and paper lanterns,’Li,38,told Reuters.
Friday:
Sunny in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Highs in thelower 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night
: Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly clear.Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to10 mph.
Saturday
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.Southeast winds around 5 mph in the morning...Becominglight.
Saturday night:
Mostly clear in the evening then becom-ing partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
:Partly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 60s.
Sunday night and Monday
: Mostly clear.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1742, 
Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor dur-ing the War of the Austrian Succession.
In 1848, 
James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget atSutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led tothe gold rush of 1849.
In 1908
, the Boy Scouts movement began in Englandunder the aegis of Robert Baden-Powell.
In 1924, 
the Russian city of Petrograd (formerly St.Petersburg) was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late rev-olutionary leader. (However, it has since been renamed St.Petersburg.)
In 1939
, at least 28,000 people were killed by an earth-quake that devastated the city of Chillan in Chile.
In 1943, 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and BritishPrime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime con-ference in Casablanca, Morocco.
In 1961
, a U.S. Air Force B-52 crashed near Goldsboro,N.C., dropping its payload of two nuclear bombs, neither of which went off; three crew members were killed.
In 1963
, a U.S. Air Force B-52 on a training missioncrashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine after encounter-ing turbulence and losing its vertical stabilizer; seven of thenine crew members were killed.
In 1965
, Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
In 1978, 
a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite, Cosmos 954,plunged through Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated, scat-tering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.
In 1984, 
Apple Computer began selling its firstMacintosh model, which boasted a built-in 9-inch mono-chrome display, a clock rate of 8 megahertz and 128k of RAM.
(Answers tomorrow)APARTDODGE FONDLYCURFEWYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The animals in the forest got along so wellbecause they were all — GOOD-NATUREDNow 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.
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Actor Jerry Maren (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 95. Actor MarvinKaplan (“Top Cat”) is 87. Cajun musician Doug Kershaw is78. Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 75. Singer-songwriterNeil Diamond is 73. Singer Aaron Neville is 73. ActorMichael Ontkean is 68. Actor Daniel Auteuil is 64. Countrysinger-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 64. Bandleader-musicianJools Holland is 56. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 55. Rhythm-and-blues singer Theo Peoples is 53. Country musician KeechRainwater (Lonestar) is 51. Housing and Urban DevelopmentSecretary Shaun Donovan is 48. Comedian Phil LaMarr is 47.Olympic gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 46.
 
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
Petty theft.
Almost $800 was taken from awallet after a door was left unlocked on GreenAvenue before 4:11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
Grand theft.
AUPS employee was found tohave been stealing cellphones out of pack-ages on Forbes Boulevard before 9:31 a.m.Friday, Jan. 17.
Vandalism
. The window of a car wassmashed on Callan Boulevard before 12:47p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Arson
. Akid on a bike was reported to be inconnection with a trash can fire on ElCamino Real and McLellan Drive before 1p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Disturbance
. Aman who was walking hisdog was yelled at and challenged to a fight bya homeowner when the dog walked on hislawn before 9:11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
HALF MOON BAY
Burglary
. Approximately $2,500 in elec-tronics were taken from a vehicle on the4200 block of Highway 1 before 10:45 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Driving on suspended license.
Adriverwas cited for driving with a suspended licenseon Ano Nuevo and Highway 1 before 10:06a.m. Jan. 14.
Police reports
Ed McScam
Someone reported that a phone scamoccurred in which a caller said they werefrom Publisher’s Clearing House andthat $450 should be brought to aCVS/pharmacy on El Camino Real inSouth San Francisco before 9:45 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 18.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The Peninsula Humane Society is tickledpink over finding a home for its latestChihuahua puppy recently found in EastPalo Alto.After news reports about ‘Candy,’a two-month-old female, was found minus identifi-cation or microchip but with her fur dyed adistinctive bright pink, PHS representa-tives said they were able to find a “wonder-ful, permanent” home for her but remindspeople they have more than 30 otherChihuahuas looking for a place to live. Candy had a hairline fracture of the rightrear tibia, possibly from jumping off a bedor couch or from being stepped on, whichdoes not require surgery or cast. AGood Samaritan found Candy lying on aPalo Alto street unable to use her back rightleg around 5 p.m. Jan. 13. The person tookthe puppy to the Peninsula HumaneSociety/SPCAwhere she was resting andreceiving pain medication. Staff also bathedCandy but the pink dye remained. It isunclear what type of dye was used or howlong it may last.Delucchi used Candy’s case to remind petowners with missing animals to visit theintake facility at 12 Airport Blvd. in SanMateo to look at the strays and file a lostanimal report.PHS/SPCAheld the dog four days, notcounting holidays, as legally required and isnow looking at foster care or a permanenthome. Those interested should call 340-7022 ext. 382.
Pink ‘mysterypuppy finds home
Candy was found lying on a Palo Alto street unable to use her back right leg around on Jan.13 and was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA.

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