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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
March 18,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 182
601 El Camino RealSan Bruno, CA 94066Mon.-Sat. 10am-7pmSun. Noon to 6pm
Stubborn Fat?
Dr. Bruce Maltz, M.D.Dr. Carie Chui, M.D.
280 Baldwin Ave. Downtown San Mateo
By Angela Swartz
Skyline College students andemployees are concerned about amedia policy which some feelrestricts their free speech, whilethe administration says it plans toclarify it so people aren’t afraid totalk to the media.The school sent out an email toSkyline employees last weekinforming them that a media poli-cy has been in place — since 2006— at the San Bruno communitycollege that asks faculty and staff go through the public relationsdepartment before answeringmedia questions. The school doesplan on sending out a clarificationthat this only applies to talkingabout program services, policiesor occurrences on campus and notto commenting on areas of expert-ise in one’s field.“If you are approached by themedia to discuss any programservices, policies or occurrenceson the Skyline College campus,please request that the reportersubmit their questions to you inwriting,” it states. “Please forwardthe questions and your suggestedresponses to the Director of Marketing, Communications andPublic Relations, Cherie Colin.… Please do not agree to conductan interview with a member of themedia. If you are asked to be inter-viewed, please gather informationon what the nature of the interviewis, get the questions the reporterplans to ask in writing and consultCherie Colin. It may be appropri-ate for you to go ahead and conductthe interview, but only after hav-ing a conversation with CherieColin to properly prepare, may
Skyline limits faculty speech
Community college policy prohibits stafffrom talking to the press directly;officials say clarification coming
By Samantha Weigel
The disputed 7-Eleven thatcaused some in a quiet neighbor-hood to band together in protestand landed San Mateo in court,may be closing its doors at the endof the month as the city and prop-erty owners are negotiating a set-tlement.The city found itself in front of aSuperior Court judge in Januarywho ruled the council did actappropriately when it determinedthe store at 501 N. San MateoDrive was illegally operating in aresidential zone and asked it tovacate early last year. Even though the judge’s rulinggave the city a leg up, the partiesstill have at least two pending lit-igation matters and City AttorneyShawn Masonsaid he couldnot comment onthe status of thenegotiations. However, astore managerconfirmed itwould be clos-ing at the end of the month and7-Eleven spokeswoman MargaretChabris confirmed it was in discus-sions with the city. The propertyowner Portfolio DevelopmentPartners did not respond to arequest for comment. Mayor Robert Ross said thenegotiations weren’t yet complet-ed, but was pleased with theprogress and that it may alleviate
Embattled 7-Elevenmay close its doors
San Mateo city officials,propertyowners and operators negotiating
Congresswoman Anna Eschoo,D-Palo Alto,congratulates 95-year-old Navy veteran Carl Clark,the guest of honor at the Herby Dawkins Freedom Fund Banquet and 88th Anniversary of the NAACP,San Mateo Branch,held on Sunday,March 16 at the Elks Lodge in San Mateo.Clark received the Navy and Marine CorpsCommendation Medal with the Combat Distinguishing Device in a ceremony at Moffitt Field on Jan.17,2012,more than 60 years after his actions helped prevent the sinking of the Destroyer USS Aaron Ward during theBattle of Okinawa in May of 1945.
By Michelle Durand
Agirl known as M.C. told U.S.Rep. Jackie Speier her pimp made$1,500 a night driving her fromstate to state selling her body.Once, she rode to Las Vegas in thetrunk of her car.It began when she was only 11,according to the published openletter Speier saw in the newspaperby M.C. and another human traf-ficking victim asking Craigslistto remove their adult services ads“I couldn’t believe what I wasreading,” said Speier whose desireto act was compounded by person-ally meeting another girl who saidshe had sex with as many as 14men for her boyfriend-turned-pimp.“I shivered at the thought thatwas going on to her or any youngperson in this country,” saidSpeier, D-San Mateo.Speier joined a wide swath of lawenforcement and officials Mondayto announce a new San MateoCounty protocol to combat humantrafficking. The protocol grew outof the county’s 2011 ZeroTolerance Initiative and establish-es concrete guidelines and stan-dards for officers, dispatchers andother investigators and firstresponders so that there isn’t anyquestion of how to handle victimcalls or where to take them, saidSouth San Francisco Police Chief Mike Massoni.Human trafficking cases are par-ticularly challenging to address
County targets human trafficking
U.S.Rep.Jackie Speier,others unveil new protocol
U.S.Rep.Jackie Speier,D-San Mateo,joined a wide swath of law enforcementand officials Monday to announce a new San Mateo County protocol tocombat human trafficking.
Robert Ross
Couple convicted of plot to rob Los Angeles bank
LOS ANGELES — Aformer Bank of America manager and her boyfriendhave been found guilty of stealing morethan a half-million dollars from an EastLos Angeles branch by pretending thewoman had a bomb taped to her body.Afederal jury convicted AuroraBarrera and Reyes Vega on Monday of bank robbery and conspiracy. Eachfaces up to 30 years in prison.Barrera claimed she’d been kidnappedand forced to wear the device when sheconvinced a co-worker to help herempty the vault back in 2012.Authorities say the bomb was a real-istic fake.Barrera was assistant branch managerat the time. She and Vega stole about$565,000 — most of which still hasn’tbeen recovered.Two co-defendants pleaded guilty inthe case and testified for the prosecu-tion.
Woman arrested,roosters seized in cockfight bust
JURUPAVALLEY— Authorities saya Southern California woman has beenarrested and dozens of roosters wereseized after a cockfighting and bettingoperation was broken up. The Riverside County Sheriff’sDepartment said in a statement Sundaythat 40-year-old Jaquelyn Acosta wasarrested at her Jurupa Valley home,where deputies discovered the cock-fighting on Saturday night. About 50 people were detained, and40 roosters were taken from the scene. The sheriff’s statement says Acostawas arrested on suspicion of animal cru-elty, operating an illegal gamecockfight and other counts. It was not clear whether she had hiredan attorney, and no phone listings forAcosta could be found.
California man arrested in plot to fight in Syria
SEATTLE — ACalifornia man whospoke of wanting to bomb the LosAngeles subway system was arrestednear the Canadian border inWashington state and charged withattempting to travel to Syria to fightalongside Islamic extremists, federalprosecutors said Monday.Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo,Calif., an unincorporated area nearLodi, was taken off a northboundAmtrak bus overnight just short of theborder.Acriminal complaint filed in federalcourt in Sacramento described him as astudent at San Joaquin DeltaCommunity College in Stockton and amember of the National Guard who isbeing discharged for failing to meetbasic academic requirements.Beginning last spring, Teausantbegan expressing on his online pho-tography account a desire to seeAmerica’s downfall, saying “I wouldlove to join Allah’s army but I don’teven know how to start,” the complaintsaid.Later, he took to another onlineforum to say he hoped to fight in Syria,the document states.It wasn’t immediately clear if Teausant had a lawyer. He was chargedwith a single count of attempting toprovide material support to a foreignterrorist organization and was due toappear later Monday in U.S. DistrictCourt in Seattle.The complaint said he had discussednumerous other ideas for terrorist activ-ity that never came to fruition, includ-ing a plot supposedly hatched during acamping trip with seven other peopleto bomb the Los Angeles subway sys-tem last New Year’s Eve or New Year’sDay.Investigators never corroborated thatsuch a camping trip actually occurred.When an informant questioned Teausanton Jan. 4 about what happened to hisplan, Teausant responded that it wascanceled because “they” had been“tipped off,” the complaint said.The complaint also said he had beenplanning since October to support theefforts of the Islamic State of Iraq andthe Levant, a group that has beenfighting in Syria’s three-year-old civilwar and is designated by the U.S. StateDepartment as a terrorist organiza-tion.
March 18,2014
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Actor-comedianDane Cook is 42.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Most of the Arab oil-producingnations ended their 5-month-oldembargo against the United Statesthat had been sparked by Americansupport for Israel in the Yom KippurWar.
“I take a simple view of living.It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.” 
— Laurence Olivier,British actor (1907-1989)
Rapper,actressQueen Latifah is44.Rock singer AdamLevine is 35.
NASA administrator Charles Bolden,right,has been making his rounds at the different NASA facilities across the UnitedStates and on Monday he stopped by NASA Ames in Moffett Field.While at Ames he got demonstrations and briefings ontwo different aeronautics and space research activities being performed at the center.
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night:
Mostly clear. Lows inthe upper 40s. North winds 10 to 15mph...Becoming northeast 5 to 10 mphafter midnight.
: Partly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming sunny. Highs in themid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Thursday night through Saturday night:
Partlycloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs inthe lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1766
, Britain repealed the Stamp Act of 1765.
In 1837, 
the 22nd and 24th president of the United States,Grover Cleveland, was born in Caldwell, N.J.
In 1913, 
King George I of Greece was assassinated inThessaloniki.
In 1937, 
some 300 people, mostly children, were killed ina gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas.
In 1938, 
Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas nationalizedhis country’s petroleum reserves and took control of for-eign-owned oil facilities.
In 1940
, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at theBrenner Pass, where the Italian dictator agreed to joinGermany’s war against France and Britain.
In 1959
, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed theHawaii statehood bill. (Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21,1959.)
In 1962
, France and Algerian rebels signed the EvianAccords, a cease-fire agreement which took effect the nextday, ending the Algerian War.
In 1963
, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v.Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts wererequired to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants whocould not afford to hire an attorney on their own.
In 1965, 
the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmo-naut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule,secured by a tether.
In 1980, 
Frank Gotti, the 12-year-old youngest son of mobster John Gotti, was struck and killed by a car driven byJohn Favara, a neighbor in Queens, N.Y. (The followingJuly, Favara vanished, the apparent victim of a gang hit.)
In other news ...
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Composer John Kander is 87. Country singer Charley Prideis 80. Nobel peace laureate and former South African presidentF.W. de Klerk is 78. Country singer Margie Bowes is 73. ActorKevin Dobson is 71. Actor Brad Dourif is 64. Jazz musicianBill Frisell is 63. Singer Irene Cara is 55. Movie writer-direc-tor Luc Besson is 55. Actor Geoffrey Owens is 53. ActorThomas Ian Griffith is 52. Singer-songwriter James McMurtryis 52. Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams is 51. Olympic goldmedal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 50. Country musician ScottSaunders (Sons of the Desert) is 50. Actor David Cubitt is 49.Rock musician Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) is 48.
March 18,2014
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. An accident occurred between acar and pedestrian on the 900 block of OceanView Avenue before 7:41 a.m. Friday, March14.
. Aperson reported that theygot slapped by an unknown man at a restau-rant in Hillsdale Shopping Center before12:02 p.m. Friday, March 14.
. Aperson reported that they hadvideo surveillance of a person stealing fromthe back room of a store at HillsdaleShopping Center before 2:35 p.m. Friday,March 14.
Police assist
. Aperson went to check on avacant apartment and found two unknownpeople living inside at the 1500 block of South Delaware Street before 3:48 p.m.Friday, March 14.
Welfare check
. Awoman reported a manfor looking at her funny at El Camino Realand Howard Avenue before 8:14 p.m.Monday, March 10.
Police assist.
Aperson reported a friendwho had been staying with him was refusingto leave on the 100 block of Lorton Avenuebefore 4:36 p.m. Monday, March 10.
. Ahomeowner returned home tofind her home had been burglarized on the3000 block of Hillside Drive before 4:26p.m. Monday, March 10.
Police reports
It’s like a circus
Aperson reported her boss threw knivesat her on the 1400 block of South ElCamino Real in San Mateo before10:10 a.m. Thursday, March 13.
By Michelle Durand
Controller candidate Juan Raigoza hasmore time to prove he is qualified for theposition based in part on experience heaccumulated working in the office, a judgeruled Monday.Raigoza, the current assistant San MateoCounty controller, has until noon Thursday,March 20 to submit his credentials and ahearing is set for the following Monday,March 24.In his motion for new trial, Raigoza’sattorney asked for the extra days to preparean adequate response and argued that theright to run for public office is protected bythe First Amendment. Attorney Jim Suttonalso argued that Joe Galligan, Raigoza’sopponent who raised the qualification issue,did not give enough notice prior to a hear-ing last week which left his client withouttime to hire an attorney and review the peti-tion fully. Galligan’s team objected to the extensionunder the argument he should have been pre-pared to hand over the information onMarch 6 when he submit-ted the paperwork andsignatures to qualify forthe ballot.“If a lawyer now needsmore time to figure out if he’s qualified, I just won-der didn’t Juan know hisqualifications when hefiled?” Galligan said afterthe extension hearing.Galligan petitioned the court last week toverify Raigoza meets the legal requirementsof the office which can be met one of fourways: Be a Certified Public Accountant; or,possess a degree from an accredited four-year institution with a major in accountingor its equivalent and serve in a senior fiscalmanagement position at a private firm, gov-ernment agency or nonprofit for at leastthree years straight within the last fiveyears; or, be certified as a professional inter-nal auditor with a minimum of 16 semesterunits or equivalent in accounting, auditingor finance; or serve as the county auditor,chief deputy county auditor or chief assis-tant county auditor for at least three yearscontinuously.Raigoza has anaccounting degree andMBAand has worked 13years in the Controller’sOffice, most recently asits second-in-commandunder appointedController Bob Adler whois backing his candidacy.Galligan contendsRaigoza doesn’t meet what he believes isthe definition of having five years in a sen-ior fiscal management position. Raigozawas manager of information systems andoversaw payroll. Galligan himself is a certified publicaccountant. Prior to the Monday afternoon hearing,Raigoza reiterated his credentials in anemail to the Daily Journal and the opportu-nity to let voters decide who is most quali-fied to be county controller.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
Controller hopeful gets moretime to prove his credentials
 Juan Raigoza Joe Galligan
The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury iscurrently accepting applications for theupcoming term.Applications are being accepted throughMarch 28 for the term July 1, 2014, to June30, 2015. The grand jury acts as an independentwatchdog over county and city governmentsby investigating subjects and publishingreports highlighting findings and makingrecommendations for improvement.Applicants must be a county resident of more than one year who is a U.S. citizen,age 18 or older, of “ordinary intelligence,sound judgment and good character” andhave sufficient English language knowl-edge. Elected public officials are ineligible.After applicant interviews, jurors will bechosen through a random draw.Applications are available by calling261-5066, emailing grandjury@sanmateo-court.org or visitingwww.sanmateocourt.org/court_divisions/grand_jury. Applications are also available bywriting Grand Jury Clerk, Court ExecutiveOffice, 400 County Center, Redwood City,CA94063.
San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury seeking applicants

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