County jobless rate jumps
The county’s jobless rate rose inJanuary 2009 by 1.2 percent to 7.2percent — but still lower than near-ly all of California, according tolocal data released the week of March 7, 2009, by the state.The jobless rate, announcedThursday of the week by the stateEmployment DevelopmentDepartment, represented an increasefrom the revised figure of 6.2 per-cent in December 2008. It is upfrom 4.1 percent during the sametime period the prioryear, according to theEDD.San MateoCounty’s figures putit lower than the unadjusted staterate of 10.6 percent and thenation’s 8.5 percent. It also gaveSan Mateo County the third lowestunemployment rate in the state —behind Marin and Mono counties.
Foster City karate coach arrested for molestation
AFoster City karate instructor wasarrested the week of March 7, 2009,for child molestation after policediscovered him in a car with a 13-year-old student.Responding to a call from a con-cerned resident, San Carlos policeresponded to a suspicious car parkedin the 900 block of McCue Avenue at6:50 p.m. Monday of that week. Thecaller reported seeing someone put-ting sheets over the interior of thecar’s windows. Police believed theywere responding to a transient whowas planning to spend the eveningsleeping in the car.
Assessment scam targets homeowners
Aprivate company charginghomeowners $95 for fill-ing out a one-page formreadily available for freesent the San MateoCounty Assessor’s Officea packet of 160 Decline inValue reassessment applicationforms, the office said the week of March 7, 2009.This was the first set of “Declinein Value” forms received to that datefrom one of the three companies cur-rently operating in San MateoCounty. More were sure to follow,according to the Assessor’s Office.Many of the applicants may nothave been as familiar with the roleof government and probablyassumed this kind of service is com-plicated and carries a fee. Neither istrue, according to the Assessor’sOffice.
Law enforcement scores federal funds
Law enforcement agencies in theBay Area were allocated $15.2 mil-lion from the American Recoveryand Reinvestment Act signed byPresident Barack Obama in February2009, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speierannounced the week of March 7,2009.San Mateo County law enforce-ment agencies were awarded$1,026,501, according to a state-ment released by Speier’s officeFriday of that week. In SanMateo County, Burlingamereceived $31,697, Daly Cityreceived $137,564, MenloPark received $37,561,Millbrae received $17,750,Redwood City received $162,288,San Bruno received $59,907, SanCarlos received $13,788, San Mateoreceived $163,872, South SanFrancisco received $92,238 and thecounty received $108,086.The $787 billion economic stimu-lus bill included more than $4 bil-lion for state and local law enforce-ment agencies and other criminaland juvenile justice activities in SanMateo and San Francisco counties,according to the press release.
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Actor BryanCranston is 58.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Campbellv. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., unani-mously ruled that a parody that pokesfun at an original work can be consid-ered “fair use” that doesn’t require per-mission from the copyright holder.
“Caveat actor.” (Let the doer beware.)
— Latin proverb
Entertainment executive MichaelEisner is 72.Comedian WandaSykes is 50.
A frontier soldier from the People’s Liberation Army jumps through a ring of ﬁre as part of training in Heihe,Heilongjiangprovince,China.
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during the French Revolutionary Wars, Francedeclared war on Spain.
, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, DanielWebster of Massachusetts endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for histelephone.
, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived inHobart, Australia, where he dispatched telegrams announc-ing his success in leading the ﬁrst expedition to the SouthPole the previous December.
, the ﬁrst successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephoneconversations took place between New York and London.
Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into theRhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and theLocarno Pact.
, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the RhineRiver at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but stillusable Ludendorff Bridge.
a march by civil rights demonstrators was vio-lently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.,by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse in what came to beknown as “Bloody Sunday.”
the U.S. Senate revised its ﬁlibuster rule, allow-ing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of thepreviously required two-thirds of senators present.
the original version of The Nashville Network(now Spike) made its debut.
, the U.S. Navy issued its ﬁrst permanent ordersassigning women to regular duty on a combat ship — in thiscase, the USS Eisenhower.
(Answers tomorrow)AGILE ELOPE ANYHOW SYRUPYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When the king needed to go to the hospital, it was a — ROYALPAINNow 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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The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Star,No.2,in ﬁrst place;Winning Spirit,No.9,in secondplace;and Money Bags,No.11,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:47.35.
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