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By Michelle Durand
The man convicted of helping achildhood friend and former lovermurder his 15-year-old Daly Cityclassmate in 2001 and keeping aphoto of his co-defendant hoveringover the body was sentenced Fridayto 25 years to life in prison.Reynaldo Maldonado, 35, wasfound guilty of the first-degree mur-der of Quetzlcoatl Alba on May 21,2001, in a storage unit turned teenhangout at theWestlakeApartments.Jurors rejected aspecial circum-stance of lyingin wait whichwould have madeMaldonado inel-igible forparole.Defense attor-
Teen killerto prison25years to life
Conviction may be appealedfor 2001 Daly City murder case
By David Wong
Homemade banana bread and apot of black tea is a welcome sightas spreads go, especially if you’resitting next to Diana NoriegaWeng, Miss Redwood City-SanMateo County. Weng and her mother, Mary, aremore accommodating than peoplecould expect to be at 8:30 a.m., ona day when thesky’s perpetual-ly overcast andthe ground isdamp.Their FosterCity home isintimate and thedefinition of cozy, complete
Miss Redwood City-San MateoCounty aims high with interests
By Michelle Durand
San Mateo County voters have afull ballot for the June primary elec-tion with a few new faces steppingup to challenge the incumbents.Not counting the state and federalpositions representing San MateoCounty, voters will weigh in on 16positions located here. Of those, itappears that six have more than onecontender, according to the rosterof qualified candidates as of the endof the filing period 5 p.m. Friday.The primary June 3 marks thefirst time county supervisors willbe elected by residents in their indi-vidual districts rather than by vot-ers countywide. The charter changewas made in part to encourage diver-sity and lower the high financial barfor potential candidates but this ini-tial outing has failed to drum up newblood.Supervisor Carole Groom is run-ning against challenger Mark dePaula to maintain her District Twooffice. Groom said she wants anoth-er term for several reasons manywhich include continuing workwith parks, childhood reading andimplementing the AffordableHealth Care act and mental healthprograms. She also enjoys the vari-ety of the work.“I’ve done a lot of things but theprimary ones are kids, health careand parks,” she said. “We have agreat county in which to live, workand raise a family. I want to contin-ue to keep San Mateo Countyhealthy and safe.” De Paula, 58, is retired fromtelecommunications and industrialcoatings and said if elected hepromises to only serve one term. “Then I’ll let somebody elsecome on in so we don’t get intothese little fiefdoms or kingdoms,”De Paula said.He wants to address the thousandsof uninsured residents, bring undoc-umented workers into the systemby teaching them how to write con-tracts and improve veterans’servic-es. He also suggests more trans-parency through quarterly or evenbi-yearly audits of supervisorialdecisions.Supervisor Don Horsley is alsorunning for re-election in DistrictThree and is opposed by Michael G.Stogner, a victim’s advocate whohas moved within the county sever-al times in the past to accommodatehis previous challenges to supervi-sors in different districts.
Candidate filing period closes,local June ballot set
San Mateo County voters will weigh in on 16 positions;six have more than one contender
Diana Weng
By Samson So
One look in the eyes of ErnestWilliams shows a lifetime of per-severance, honor and integrity.Settled in his cushioned arm-chair comfortably, Williams onthis day isn’t one for too manywords. Actually, he barely noticesothers in the room. He calmly scans the array of family photos on the oppositewall, as if reliving earlier times.His quiet demeanor now onlyhides his true story.Afew weeks ago, Williams, 91,was paid a special visit by a veter-ans’community liaison from theVITAS Innovative Hospice Care,who delivered two Bronze Starmedals, along with other medalsand ribbons, for his service inWorld War II. The Bronze Star isthe fourth-highest individual mili-tary honor awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritori-ous service in a combat zone.Williams enlisted in the U.S.Army at 21. Alook at his photoalbum shows pictures of his timein Manila, Philippines. He haddriven General Douglas MacArthurin his vehicle during his timethere.However, Williams’familyemphasized how he had neverstayed in one place for too longduring the war.Williams’photo album detailsstays on several other islands in aspan of four years as well. Hefought in the Battle of Iwo Jimawhere he witnessed the raising of the American flag. He wasinvolved with campaigns in theSolomon Islands and Australia toname a few. He also took part inthe eventual liberation of Honolulu after the war.After he was honorably dis-charged with the rank of sergeant,
Long-lost medals home again
World War II veteran has two Bronze Stars,other medals returned
Menlo Park’s Ernest Williams recently had several medals and ribbons delivered to him decades after his serviceduring World War II.
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
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Actor James VanDer Beek is 37.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Technology firm Philips demonstrat-ed a prototype compact disc playerduring a press conference inEindhoven, the Netherlands.
“In every person,even in such as appear most reckless,there is an inherent desire to attain balance.” 
— Jakob Wassermann,German author (1873-1934)
Actor FreddiePrinze Jr.is 38.Actress JessicaCollins is 31.
Ukraine’s Alina Fodorova competes in the long jump event during the women’s pentathlon at the world indoor athleticschampionships at the ERGO Arena in Sopot,Poland.
:Sunny. Highs in the lower60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night
: Mostly cloudy. Lowsin the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 10mph...Becoming east 10 to 15 mph aftermidnight.
: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in themorning...Becoming light.
Local Weather Forecast
The column “Local impact of supermajority loss” by JonMays in the March 7 edition of the Daily Journal had anerror. The water bond proposed for the November ballot is$11.1 billion.
In 1702
, England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne uponthe death of King William III.
In 1854
, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his sec-ond landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treatywith the Japanese.
In 1862
, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginiarammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damagedthe USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va.
In 1874
, the 13th president of the United States, MillardFillmore, died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 74.
In 1917
, Russia’s “February Revolution” (referring to theOld Style calendar) began in Petrograd; the result was theabdication of the Russian monarchy in favor of a provi-sional government. The U.S. Senate voted to limit fili-busters by adopting the cloture rule.
In 1930, 
the 27th president of the United States, WilliamHoward Taft, died in Washington at age 72.
In 1944, 
two days after an initial strike, U.S. heavybombers resumed raiding Berlin during World War II.
In 1965, 
the United States landed its first combat troops inSouth Vietnam as 3,500 Marines were brought in to defendthe U.S. air base at Da Nang.
In 1971
, Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali by decision inwhat was billed as “The Fight of the Century” at MadisonSquare Garden in New York. Silent film comedian HaroldLloyd died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 77.
In 1974, 
Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France beganservice.
In 1983
, in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, Fla., President RonaldReagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.”
In 1999
, New York Yankees baseball star Joe DiMaggiodied in Hollywood, Fla., at age 84.
colonial drummer boy is pic-tured on the reverse side of the1976 bicentennial quarter.Chicago artist Jack Ahr designed thedrummer boy, inspired by ArchibaldWilliard’s (1836-1918) painting“Spirit of 76.”***The first time the image of GeorgeWashington was put on quarters was in1932. The quarters were issued as acommemorative coin to celebrateAmerica’s 200th birthday. The designwas popular with the public, so itbecame permanent.***Environmental activist and naturalistJohn Muir (1838-1914) is pictured onthe California state quarter, issued inJanuary of this year.***John Muir founded the Sierra Club in1892. The purpose of the Sierra Clubis to “explore, enjoy and protect thewild places of the earth.”***Sierra Nevada means “snowy range” inSpanish.***The Sierra Nevada mountain range inAndalucia, Spain is home to the coun-try’s largest national park, SierraNevada National Park (Parque NacionalSierra Nevada).***Sixty years ago, the population of mountain goats in the region of Andalucia, Spain was almost totallywiped out due to hunting. Ongoingbreeding programs by the regionalgovernment have increased the moun-tain goat population in nature reservesand in the wild.***Amale mountain goat is called a billygoat Afemale is called a nanny goat.***The Brothers Grimm tale “Three BillyGoats Gruff,” set in the mountains of Norway, is a story about three goatsthat pass over a bridge with a menac-ing troll living beneath it .***Trolls, dwarves and giants were popu-lar creatures in Norse mythology; themythology of Scandinavia before theestablishment of Christianity.Folklore was passed orally to manygenerations.***Do you know how many countriesmake up Scandinavia? Can you namethem? See answer at end.***Pippi Longstocking is from Sweden.Created by Swedish children’s bookauthor Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002),Pippi is a 9-year-old girl with redbraids that stick out sideways. Shelives on a farm with a monkey and ahorse.***Popular around the world, PippiLongstocking stories have been trans-lated into more than 60 languages.She is known as Pippi Langstrumpf inGermany, Pippi Si Kaus Kaki Panjangin Indonesia and Pippi Calzelunghe inItaly.***Author Astrid Lindgren attended secre-tarial school. When she started writ-ing children’s stories about PippiLongstocking in 1944, she wrotethem in shorthand and continued to doso throughout her writing career.***Shorthand is most commonly knownas stenography. The word comes fromthe Greek words stenos, meaning nar-row or close, and graphy, meaningwriting.***Court stenographers are usually notarypublics that are legally empowered toadminister oaths and witness signa-tures.***
: Scandinavia is the countriesof Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)COUCH BURLYALLEGE BISECTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Their breakfast by the water included — BAYGULLSNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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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Actress Sue Ane (correct) Langdon is 78. College FootballHall of Famer Pete Dawkins is 76. Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 75. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 70.Actor-director Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) is 69. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 68. Pop singer Peggy March is66. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice is 61. Singer GaryNuman is 56. NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 55. Actor AidanQuinn is 55. Country musician Jimmy Dormire is 54. ActressCamryn Manheim is 53. Actor Leon (no last name) is 51.Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 46. ActressAndrea Parker is 44. Actor Boris Kodjoe is 41.
 The Daily Derby race winners are Whirl Win,No.6,in first place;Winning Spirit,No.9,in secondplace;and Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:42.77.
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March 8-9,2014
The former church usher accused of inap-propriately touching two young girls onseparate occasions will stand trial on somebut not all of the molestation counts withwhich he was originally charged.Judge Donald Ayoob held Julian Lopez,69, to answer on four counts but dismissedtwo others plus a count of using threats todissuade a witness. Even with the twocharges, Lopez faces life in prison if con-victed of abusing multiple victims.He will enter a Superior Court plea March21 and possibly set a trial date.In 2008, Lopez servedat Ministerio Mundial inDaly City when a teensays that when she was10, he approached herupstairs where she wasdoing homework andboth kissed and fondledher. The girl said Lopezthreatened to harm herparents if she told but sheinformed her mother who contacted thechurch pastor. The pastor called a churchmeeting at which Lopez reportedly con-fessed and asked forgiveness from somemembers of the congregation, according toprosecutors.Lopez was removed as an usher but not thechurch.The alleged victim brought the accusa-tions to police now after having troubleattending the same church as her allegedabuser, according to the District Attorney’sOffice.After the teen came forward, further policeinvestigation led to another reported victimwho said around the same time in 2008 whenshe was 13 Lopez also grabbed her twice andtouched her inappropriately.Lopez is being held without bail.
Former Daly City churchusher faces molestation trial
By Michelle Durand
The official opening of the Devil’s Slidetrail is being delayed by the recent rainyweather and the absence of specializedhandrails around the north overlook.“It’s very minor things. We’re down to thewire and we’ll get it done but there’s toomany variables right now to set an openingon March 21,” said county Parks DirectorMarlene Finley.Finely hopes a new date can be announcedMonday and that the delay will only bebetween a few days and a week. While thenew date is uncertain, Finley said it won’t bethat far off.The 1.3-mile public trail is the site of theformer Devil’s Slide section of Highway 1which closed when the Tom Lantos Tunnelsopened. In its new use, the trail will be opento bikers, walkers and those on horseback. One lingering issue is the handrails thathave been ordered but have yet to arrive.Fencing has gone up around a good portionof the site but some spots require thehandrails. Finley said her department is cur-rently working with the manufacturer to seeif delivery can be sped up.Another issue contributing to the open-ing delay is the surfacing on the trail whichneeds to be done within a certain tempera-ture. With the rain and unpredictable weath-er, Finley said it is uncertain the work willbe done by the original March 21 target.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
Devil’s Slide trail opening delayed by weather
Petty theft.
Aman left his cellphone on acounter on the 600 block of West San BrunoAvenue before 7:47 p.m. Sunday, March 2.
Petty theft.
Acellphone was taken from apurse on the 1100 block of El Camino Realbefore 7:56 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
Petty theft
. Acellphone was taken after itwas left in a stroller on the 1100 block of ElCamino Real before 4:17 p.m. Saturday,March 1.
. Amaroon Pontiac Aztek waskeyed in a parking lot on the 1100 block of El Camino Real before 3:18 p.m. Saturday,March 1.
Petty theft.
Alicense plate was takenfrom a silver Toyota Camry on the 1100block of National Avenue before 2:15 p.m.Saturday, March 1.
. Aperson reported a laptop and acamera stolen from his 2006 Kia Sorrentoon Grand Avenue before 8:34 a.m. Monday,March 3.
Special service
. Aperson reported seeinga mattress with blood on it on RidgeviewCourt before 10:59 p.m. Sunday, March 3.
. Aman reported he was punched inthe face at the Beijing Buffet on SouthAirport Boulevard before 3:30 p.m. Sunday,March 2.
Police reports
What,pray tell,is your problem?
Aperson requested to speak with an offi-cer regarding excessive noise at achurch on the 1100 block of TrousdaleDrive in Burlingame before 12:58 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 23.
 Julian Lopez
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