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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
March 20,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 184
By Samantha Weigel
Police are searching for a manwho attacked a San Mateo womanand held her hostage for nearly aday after she walked in on him bur-glarizing her home Monday.They have released a photo-graph of the suspect and are askingthe public for help.
Woman heldhostage fornearly a day
San Mateo resident tied up afterwalking in on home invasion
Abarricaded man who was fatal-ly shot after allegedly stabbing aSWATteam member following alengthy standoff in PacificaTuesday evening suffered from doc-umented mental health issues, anattorney who represented theman’s father in 2010 said.Officers responded to a report bya resident in the 300 block of SanPedro Avenue that their adult son,possibly armed with an ax, wasdisplaying signs of paranoia atabout 11:55 a.m., according to
SWAT team shoots andkills manafter standoff 
Family attorney:Man had mental health issues
By Angela Swartz
Citing lack of quality schooloptions in the Redwood CityElementary School District,Rocketship Education and KIPPBay Area Schools want to bringbranches of their charter schoolsto Redwood City, while someteachers say there should be moreconcern on fixing schools alreadyin place.Acrowd of about 300 packed theFair Oaks Community CenterTuesday night to hear RocketshipEducation and KIPPBay AreaSchools, in partnership withInnovate Public Schools Parentsof Redwood City, discuss charterpetitions for two new schoolsthey’ll submit to the district in thecoming weeks. KIPP’s will comein April and its organizers hope toopen charters by the 2015-16school year.The charters cite a recent“Broken Promises: The ChildrenLeft Behind in Silicon Valley”report by Innovate PublicSchools, that two of the lowestscoring elementary schools forEnglish language learners andLatino students across San Mateoand Santa Clara counties are in thedistrict. The AcademicPerformance Index, often pointedto as a critical benchmark forCalifornia schools, was 663 forGarfield Elementary School and662 for John Gill ElementarySchool out of the 1,000 pointindex, according to the study thatused 2012 data.“Our children are failing,” saidparent Dennis Aguilar. “Why our
Two charters seeking outRedwoodCity district
Parents express frustration with students’performance in school
Around 300 parents and community members showed up at Fair OaksCommunity Center to hear about two potential charter schools in the district.
Morris Manji stands in front of sign the California Lottery gave him after selling a winning $1.9 million ticket
By Angela Swartz
Alocal won $1.9 million of theMega Millions lottery jackpot at aSan Bruno liquor store, CaliforniaLottery officials said Wednesday.The lucky ticket was sold Sundaynight at Huntington Liquor, locat-ed at 763 Huntington Ave. in SanBruno, to a regular customer, thestore owner Morris Manji, 41,believes.The owner of the ticket, whoManji believes is a taxi cab driver,matched five of six numbers inTuesday night’s Mega Millionsdraw and is due to receive a checkfor $1.9 million. The winningnumbers were 11, 19, 24, 33 and51. The ticket buyer turned in thewinning ticket Wednesday morn-ing in the South San FranciscoCalifornia Lottery office, he said.Lottery officials confirmed some-one turned in a ticket, but are stillverifying it.Lottery officials said Manji willalso cash in with a $10,000 pay-ment for selling the ticket. He’snot sure what he’ll do with theextra cash yet, but says this is theperfect timing for the win sinceit’s a free advertisement for hisstore which has had trouble withbusiness because of the San Brunograde separation project right out-side his store.“I was very surprised,” saidManji, who’s owned the store forthree and a half years. “I found outat 4 a.m. — I saw a text from anemployee.”The grade separation project iswrapping up and Caltrain passen-gers will soon have access to thenew grade-separated San Brunostation, while customers will haveeasier access to Manji’s store. Theelevated station will be open tothe public beginning April 1.Since 2010, Caltrain customers
San Bruno jackpot
Huntington Liquor in San Bruno sold $1.9 million ticket Sunday
Mattress used to break toddler’s fall in Burbank
BURBANK — A3-year-old boy whofell out of a third-story window inBurbank was saved by a quick-actingcouple who threw a mattress out tobreak his fall.KABC-TVreports Konrad Lightnerand his wife, Jennifer, were moving outof their apartment Sunday when theynoticed the toddler and his sister throw-ing their toys out the window.When they saw the little boy throwhis leg over the window sill, Konradrushed to put the mattress down. He wasable to break the child’s fall, placinghim onto the mattress. The toddler was taken to a local hos-pital for evaluation, but he did not suf-fer any major injuries.Aneighbor rushed to get the boy’sparents, who were unaware of what hap-pened but grateful for the rescue.
Sacramento wants cabbies to clean up their act
SACRAMENTO — Saying taxi driv-ers are ambassadors for the city,Sacramento officials are proposingsweeping new rules to force cabbies toclean up their act.The Sacramento Bee says the pro-posed ordinance approved Tuesday by aCity Council committee would requiredrivers to wear collared shirts, slacksand closed-toe shoes. They must drivenewer vehicles and keep them cleaner.They must accept credit cards. And theywill be required to take a test to provethey can speak some English and countchange correctly.The proposal has drawn support fromYellow Cab and other large taxi opera-tors, as well as from hotels and down-town convention executives.But some firms don’t like the pro-posed rules, saying they could drivesmaller operators out of business.The full council is expected to take upthe issue within the next two months.
Three teens accused of kidnap plan
MARYSVILLE — Three NorthernCalifornia teens who attempted to kid-nap another teen planned to sexuallyassault him as part of a plan to break uphis relationship with a girl, authoritiessaid. The three suspects — Frank Oddo,16, and Jacob Cadena and JessyMurray, both 17 — pleaded notguilty on Monday to felony chargesof kidnapping, kidnapping to com-mit extortion and kidnapping withthe intent of sexual assault, theAppeal-Democrat of Marysvillereported. They have been charged asadults.“This was a carefully formulated plan... and it wasn’t just talk,” Yuba CountyDistrict Attorney Patrick McGrath said.The defendants set up a fakeFacebook page then lured the victim onSaturday under the pretext of a marijua-na transaction to a site in Marysville,where they forced him into an SUVusing an Airsoft pistol, according tosheriff’s officials.The victim’s aunt showed up andspotted the suspects in bandanas kid-napping her nephew, Undersheriff JerryRead told the Appeal-Democrat.
Scrap dealer’s bargain turns out to be Faberge egg
LONDON — There is good luck, out-rageous good fortune — and now thereis the case of the scrap metal dealer whofound one of the eight missing Fabergeimperial eggs at a flea market in theAmerican Midwest.ALondon antique dealer saidWednesday that that the scrap metalentrepreneur bought the egg for about$14,000, thinking he could make asmall profit by reselling the piece forits gold content.It turned out the jewel-encrusted piecewas worth millions. Kieran McCarthy of Wartski, whichspecializes in Russian artifacts, saidthe scrap metal dealer began to suspecthe was holding a rare piece after seeingan article online about an imperialFaberge Easter egg made for Russianroyalty. The dealer contactedMcCarthy, who verified the egg as gen-uine and negotiated its sale to a collec-tor.
March 20,2014
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Actress,model,designer Kathy Ireland is 51.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s influentialnovel about slavery, “Uncle Tom’sCabin,” was first published in bookform after being serialized.
“Spring makes everything  young again except man.” 
— Jean Paul Richter,German author (1763-1825)
Movie directorSpike Lee is 57.Actor Michael Rapaport is 44.
A bodyboarder rides a wave during the Sumol Nazare Special Edition event in Nazare,Portugal.
: Mostly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming partly cloudy. Highsin the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5mph... Becoming northwest in the after-noon.
Thursday night:
Partly cloudy. Lowsin the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10mph.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs around 60. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Westwinds around 5 mph...Becoming south after midnight.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs around 60.
Saturday night through Sunday night:
Partly cloudy.Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1727
, physicist, mathematician and astronomer SirIsaac Newton died in London.
In 1815
, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escap-ing his exile on Elba, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule.
In 1922, 
the decommissioned USS Jupiter, converted intothe first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, was recommissioned asthe USS Langley.
In 1933
, the state of Florida electrocuted Giuseppe Zangarafor shooting to death Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak at aMiami event attended by President-elect Franklin D.Roosevelt, the presumed target, the previous February.
In 1952, 
the U.S. Senate ratified, 66-10, the Treaty of Peace with Japan.
In 1964, 
Irish poet, author and playwright Brendan Behan,41, died in Dublin.
In 1969
, John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
In 1974
, Britain’s Princess Anne was the target of a kid-napping attempt near Buckingham Palace; the would-beabductor, Ian Ball, was captured. Former NBC News anchor-man Chet Huntley, 62, died at his Montana home.
In 1985,
Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska, became the firstwoman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race.
In 1994, 
El Salvador held its first presidential election fol-lowing the country’s 12-year-old civil war. (ArmandoCalderon Sol of the ARENAparty led the vote, but needed towin a run-off to achieve the presidency.)
In 1995, 
in Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poi-sonous gas sarin were leaked on five separate subway trainsby Aum Shinrikyo cult members.
In 1999, 
Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and Brian Jonesof Britain became the first aviators to fly a hot-air balloonaround the world nonstop as they floated over Mauritaniapast longitude 9 degrees west.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)NIECE FRAUD ISLAND EMERGEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:He didn’t think he would be eaten by a croco-dile, but he was — IN “DE-NILE”Now 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.
 ©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLCAll Rights Reserved.
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Singer Dame Vera Lynn is 97. Producer-director-comedianCarl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Former Canadianprime minister Brian Mulroney is 75. Country singer DonEdwards is 75. TVproducer Paul Junger Witt is 71. Countrysinger-musician Ranger Doug (Riders in the Sky) is 68.Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr is 66. Blues singer-musi-cian Marcia Ball is 65. Actor William Hurt is 64. Rock musi-cian Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 64. Rockmusician Jimmie Vaughan is 63. Country musician JimmySeales (Shenandoah) is 60. Actress Amy Aquino is 57.
 The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in first place;Gold Rush,No.1,insecond place;and Hot Shot,No.3,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:40.93
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March 20,2014
. Acar was stolen on the 1100block of Olive Street before midnightTuesday, March 18.
Vandalism was reported on the100 and 200 blocks of El Camino Realbefore 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 18.
. Ahome was burglarized on the2100 block of San Carlos Avenue before 1p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
Petty theft
. Atheft occurred on the 700block of Dartmouth Avenue before 3:35p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
Drunk in public
. Aperson was drunk onthe 800 block of Chestnut Street before5:14 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
. Aman was arrested for driving underthe influence on the 600 block of SkywayRoad before 11:02 p.m. Thursday, March13.
Suspicious person.
Aman left a possiblestolen check and his identification afterattempting to cash it at the bank onBroadway before 3:22 p.m. Tuesday, March18.
Intoxicated person.
Aman that was stag-gering and drunk urinated on the sidewalkon El Camino Real and Wilson Street before4:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.
Stray animal
. Asmall black puppy wasrunning in and out of traffic on Lathrop andChestnut streets before 5:19 p.m. Tuesday,March 18.
Suspicious person.
Aman in a blackbeanie and blue flannel shirt was loiteringfor an hour and possibly selling drugs onMarshall Street before 5:40 p.m. Tuesday,March 18.
Suspicious vehicle
. Two men in a blueMazda were smoking a pipe and going inand out of the car on Kentfield Avenue before12:04 a.m. Tuesday, March 18.
. The county received com-plaints about various news crews on JamesAvenue before 7:53 p.m. Tuesday, March18.
Police reports
Awoman carrying a green bag wasreported for throwing bottles of water atpeople at 31st Avenue and El CaminoReal in San Mateo before 3:02 p.m.Monday, March 10.
By Michelle Durand
The San Francisco woman discovered in aSan Francisco International Airport foodcourt despite being banned for trying tosneak on Hawaii-bound planes told authori-ties she feel safer at the airport than athome.Marilyn Jean Hartman, who is now facingtrespassing and court order violationcharges, didn’t plan to try boarding anotherplane Tuesday morning but prefers being atthe airport than her Third Street home in SanFrancisco, said District Attorney SteveWagstaffe.For now, Hartman, 62, is out of custodyon her own recognizance after first beingarrested on $7,500 bail. On Wednesday, Hartman pleaded notguilty to the new charges which come lessthan a month since she received time servedfor two misdemeanor burglary charges andthe airport ban for trying to board flights onFeb. 15, 18 and 20. The first time she gotonboard but was discovered when the actualticket holder arrived at the seat. The nexttwo times, including once when she used adiscarded boarding pass, she was stopped atthe security gate. After her arrest followingthe third attempt to sneak through security,Hartman reportedly toldauthorities she has cancerand wanted to go some-where warm.On March 18, aTransportation SecurityAdministration managerrecognized Hartman in afood court beyond thesecurity checkpoint andshe acknowledged whoshe was and that she was-n’t supposed to be there, said DistrictAttorney Steve Wagstaffe.She also reportedly had her probationpaperwork in her purse.She did not have a boarding pass in hername or adequate funds to purchase a ticket,according to the Sheriff’s Office.Hartman is prohibited from SFO unlessshe is legally ticketed to fly.After entering her plea yesterday, Hartmanwas scheduled for a jury trial Aug. 4. Herrelease did not include an order banning herfrom SFO although that prohibitionremains from the earlier case, Wagstaffesaid.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
DA says SFO trespasserprefers airport to home
Marilyn Hartman

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