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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Vol XIII,Edition 151
Family Owned & Operated
 Established: 1949
By Angela Swartz
It’s not uncommon to hear aboutprofessional football players whostruggle later in life as a result of untreated concussions and onelocal high school is hoping toprevent this type of thing formore than just football players.In late January, Woodside HighSchool began a pilot programwith about 20 of the 35 boys’lacrosse players to use a new com-puter-based test called ImmediatePost-Concussion Assessment andCognitive Testing, or ImPACTtotest for concussions. It was devel-oped by clinical experts and is themost-widely used and most scien-tifically validated computerizedconcussion evaluation system.Although the test measures base-line symptoms of concussions,ultimately the physician makesthe decision if the athlete can goback out and play.Amisconception everyone,not just students, have is that tohave a concussion you have to becompletely knocked out,” saidSteven Harman, head coach of theboyslacrosse team. “The causesof concussions — a lot of peoplethink it has to be an explosive bighit — but a lot of the time it’s justtwisting.”Head injuries are on the rise forathletes at all levels of play. Anestimated 4 million to 5 millionconcussions occur annually, withan increase emerging among mid-dle school athletes, according todata on the ImPACTwebsite.Concussions take time to heal andif athletes return to play too soon— while the brain is still healing— there is a greater chance of hav-
Woodside pilots concussion testing program
Boys’lacrosse team is first Sequoia Union High School District group to try new technology
By Michelle Durand
County officials are looking totweak the existing massage ordi-nance to prevent workers fromwearing bikinis and loitering afterhours and to free San FranciscoInternational Airport’s round-the-clock operators from time restric-tions.The latest proposed cleanupwould clarify several factorsincluding the type of outer gar-ments worn by workers, preventestablishments from covering thelobby windows to block inspec-tors from seeing inside and theaccessibility authorities have toinspect busi-ness records. “Technically,for instance, theway it is writtennow, workerscan wearbathing suits,”said Sheriff Greg Munks.Munks andHealth System Director JeanFraser will ask the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meetingto introduce an ordinance with therecommended amendment. Thechanges are “stuff that was unfore-
County takesup new rulesfor massages
Bikinis,loitering out as officials clarifycurrent regulations,zoning changes
The county’s investment poolgrew more than $23 million thiscurrent fiscal year, according toTreasurer-Tax Collector SandieArnott in the annual policy state-ment policy.The 2013 policy coming beforethe Board of Supervisors Tuesdaylargely echoes that of past yearsbut does include one change, theelimination of the current poolaccountingmethod. Thetweak means asof July 1 theentity will oper-ate as a singleinvestmentpool rather thandesignating aparticipant inone of three
County investment poolgrew by $23M this year
Greg MunksSandie Arnott
By Samantha Weigel
Tucked away on the northern endof downtown San Mateo is abustling stretch of road with adiverse array of neighborhood-serving businesses. Taquerias, thrift stores, smallretail shops, a Laundromat andLatino-themed markets dot thestretch of North B Street from theCaltrain station to Tilton Avenueat the northern end. In the middleof it is the active Peninsula ItalianAmerican Social Club and a vacantlaundry building and adjacent lot. Agroup of city officials, mer-chants and property owners saythe street has potential and areorganizing to explore ways toaddress concerns about loitering,unkempt buildings, poor lightingand why the street has become seg-regated from the downtown hub.Last week, the North B StreetImprovement Initiative kicked off with a focus group for coun-cilmembers and city staff, police,merchants, property owners, resi-dents and various communityassociations. The effort originatedin a plan to construct a new marketon the vacant property and rolledinto an organized initiative tomake larger improvements. “It’s an impetus for us all tocome together on the street and seehow we want to move forward,”said Marcus Clarke, the city’s eco-nomic development manager.“How can we step up and connect[North] B Street to the rest of downtown better, create a placewhere people want to come and toaddress some of those challengesthat would not bring people downthere.”But the area is uninviting andpeople outside of the communitydon’t frequent it often because it’sconsidered unsafe, dirty and amajority of the properties havenot been adequately maintained foryears, said Ben Toy, president of 
A better North B Street
North B Street in San Mateo is the focus of a new effort to revitalize the area at the northern end of downtown.
Effort begins to improvearea isolated from downtown
Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Authorities say an Albuquerque ambu-lance worker catching some sleep inthe back of his vehicle woke up to findhimself the victim of a carjacking.Police have arrested a man and awoman accused of driving off in theambulance around 3 a.m. Saturdaywhile it was parked outside LovelaceMedical Center in Albuquerque.Police spokesman Elder Guevarasays the employee was asleep in thevehicle’s rear but was able to jump outwhen the ambulance slowed near anintersection. Officers then pursued theambulance as it headed eastbound, andthen westbound, on Interstate 40.The ambulance finally came to a reston I-40, over Tramway, after authori-ties used spikes to deflate the ambu-lance’s tires.Police have not released the namesof the suspects or the victim, who wasuninjured.
College man-in-undies sculpture causes stir
WELLESLEY, Mass. — Aremark-ably lifelike sculpture of a man sleep-walking in nothing but his underpantshas made some Wellesley College stu-dents a bit uncomfortable, but thepresident of the prestigious women’sschool says that’s all part of the intel-lectual process.The sculpture entitled “Sleepwalker”of a man in an eyes-closed, zombie-like trance is part of an exhibit bysculptor Tony Matelli at the college’sDavis Museum. It was placed at a busyarea of campus on Monday, a few daysbefore the official opening of theexhibit, and prompted an online stu-dent petition to have it removed.The sculpture is a “source of appre-hension, fear, and triggering thoughtsregarding sexual assault” for many,according to the petition, which hadnearly 300 signees on Wednesday. Thepetition started by junior Zoe Magidcalled on President H. Kim Bottomlyto have the artwork removed.That appeared unlikely, according to a joint statement issued Wednesday byBottomly and museum Director LisaFischman.“The very best works of art have thepower to stimulate deeply personalemotions and to provoke unexpectednew ideas, and this sculpture is noexception,” the statement said. Thesculpture “has started an impassionedconversation about art, gender, sexu-ality and individual experience, bothon campus and on social media.”The sculpture was placed outdoorsspecifically to get a reaction and toconnect the indoor exhibition withthe world beyond, Fischman said.“I love the idea of art escaping themuseum and muddling the line betweenwhat we expect to be inside (art) andwhat we expect to be outside (life),”she wrote.Freshman Bridget Schreiner told TheBoston Globe she was “freaked out” thefirst time she saw the sculpture, think-ing for a moment that a real, nearlynaked man was lingering on campus.“This could be a trigger for studentswho have experienced sexual assault,”she said.“I find it disturbing, but in a goodway,” English professor Sarah Wall-Randell said. “I think it’s meant to beoff-putting. It’s a schlumpy guy in under-pants in an all-women environment.”The exhibit opens Thursday andcloses July 20.
Would-be burglar scared by singing fish
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Big MouthBilly Bass apparently got the best of awould-be burglar in Minnesota.Authorities in Rochester say themotion-activated singing fish appar-ently scared off an intruder who tried tobreak into the Hooked on Fishing baitand tackle shop.The novelty bass had been hungnear the door and would start singing“Take Me to the River” wheneversomeone entered the shop.The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Officesays the fish was found on the floorafter the intruder knocked it downwhile breaking the door to get in lateSunday or early Monday.
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CommentatorGlenn Beck is 50.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
U.S. figure skater Peggy Fleming wonAmerica’s only gold medal of theWinter Olympic Games in Grenoble,France.
“Change your life today.Don’t gamble on the future,act now,without delay.” 
— Simone de Beauvoir,French writer (1908-1986).
Actor Robert Wagner is 84.Actress EmmaRoberts is 23.
Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia compete during the figure skating team ice dance free dance at the Sochi 2014Winter Olympics.
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In 1763
, Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years’War (also known as theFrench and Indian War in North America).
In 1840
, Britain’s Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
In 1841
, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were proclaimedunited under an Act of Union passed by the BritishParliament.
In 1933
, the first singing telegram was introduced by thePostal Telegram Co. in New York.
In 1942
, the former French liner Normandie capsized inNew York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refit-ted for the U.S. Navy. RCAVictor presented Glenn Millerand his Orchestra with a “gold record” for their recording of “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” which had sold more than 1million copies.
In 1949
, Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman”opened at Broadway’s Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb asWilly Loman.
In 1959
, a major tornado tore through the St. Louis, Mo.,area, killing 21 people and causing heavy damage.
In 1962
, the Soviet Union exchanged captured AmericanU-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spyheld by the United States. Republican George W. Romneyannounced his ultimately successful candidacy for governorof Michigan.
In 1967
, the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,dealing with presidential disability and succession, was rat-ified as Minnesota and Nevada adopted it.
In 1981
, eight people were killed when a fire set by a bus-boy broke out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino.
In 1989
, Ron Brown was elected the first black chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
In other news ...
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Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (“Raiders of the LostArk”) is 101. Opera singer Leontyne Price is 87. Rock musi-cian Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 81. Singer Roberta Flack is77. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and theTeenagers) is 74. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures)is 67. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 64. WaltDisney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 63.Rock musician and composer Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) is63. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 59. ActressKathleen Beller is 58. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is54. Movie director Alexander Payne (Film: “Nebraska”) is 53.
Stolen vehicle
. Avehicle was stolen onClaremont Avenue before 7:01 a.m.Thursday, Feb. 6.
. Aperson was threatened fortaking pictures of a dog off a leash on ElCamino Real before 10:18 a.m. Thursday,Feb. 6.
Suspicious person
. Aman left the dooropen while using a bathroom in a store onEl Camino Real before 7:23 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 6.
Suspicious person
. Aman in a orangehoodie slept in a booth and refused to leaveon the 1200 block of El Camino Real before9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.
Police reports
Give me the peas
Aman pulled a knife on a security guardand stole baby food and other items onJefferson Avenue in Redwood Citybefore 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
ransportation has always been diffi-cult. Walking was the only means of getting around for tens of thousandsof years. Principles of physics have alwaysbeen a great curiosity of mankind andalthough use of these principles was some-times hard to grasp by most people, a fewhad the “mental bent” to see applicationsthat no other man could see at first.Bicycles and engines began to be perfect-ed in the 1800s. What to do with them now?The bicycle was simple and small enoughfor all to understand but the engine was con-siderably more difficult. But there werethose who had the insight to begin to useboth for getting around. The engine exhib-ited much potential when hooked up to abicycle and a common means of transporta-tion that had been around for ages — thewagon/carriage. By the end of the 1800s,the automobile became the most worked onform of transportation but many werebecoming intrigued by the thought of extending direction of experiments into theatmosphere. Balloons, blimps and dirigi-bles were the rage in Europe but their usewas quite limited and dangerous. Huge cashprizes were being offered for outstandingaeroplane performances. Government mili-taries began to take notice and some recog-nized that future developments in air flightcould be the key to the successful power of nations.In 1909 Louis Paulhan, a Frenchman, setrecords unheard of when he flew at a heightof 2,760 feet at a speed that covered 10miles in 19 minutes and carried a 160-poundpassenger in his plane. His fame becameworldwide. In 1909, American Glen Curtiss
Tanforan and early aviation
Eugene Ely’s first landing on a ship.

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