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.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
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.
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.
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Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor dur-ing the War of the Austrian Succession.
James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget atSutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led tothe gold rush of 1849.
, the Boy Scouts movement began in Englandunder the aegis of Robert Baden-Powell.
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.)
, at least 28,000 people were killed by an earth-quake that devastated the city of Chillan in Chile.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and BritishPrime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime con-ference in Casablanca, Morocco.
, 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.
, 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.
, Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite, Cosmos 954,plunged through Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated, scat-tering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.
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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