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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
March 27,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 190
LATEST CLUES
WORLD PAGE 28
 
PROTECTYOURDOGANDHOME
SUBURBANLIVING PAGE 19
FLOATING OBJECTS SEEN IN FLIGHT 370SEARCH AREA
SAMANTHA WEIGEL/DAILY JOURNAL
Agents from the IRS and FBI removed boxes from a home at 608 42nd Ave.in San Mateo Wednesday morning.
Senator arrested
 Yee askedto resign
Reaction to arrestsparse but pointed
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The state Senate will vote Fridayto suspend indicted Sen. LelandYee if he refuses to voluntarilyresign, said Sen. Jerry Hill whochairs theDemocraticCaucus.“His future isvery limited inthe Senate,”said Hill, D-SanMateo. “He’snot guilty yetbut the indict-ment reflects onissues that arepainful to readlike gunrunningand we just feelit warrants thistype of action.He should neverstep foot on theSenate flooragain.”SenatePresident ProTem DarrellSteinberg, D-Sacramento,asked Yee tosimply “leave”and Hill saidthey will simul-taneously voteto suspend himalong with Sen.Ron Calderonand Sen. RodWright who areboth fightinglegal battles. “There is avery high levelof upset and dis-appointment inthese membersand we need tomake it cleartheir actions inno way reflecton the stature orreputation of the Senate,”Hill said.On the otherside of theLegislature,AssemblymanKevin Mullin, D-South SanFrancisco, said he was “shockedand saddened” by the news.
By Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanwala 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO — ACaliforniastate senator who authored gun con-trol legislation asked for campaigndonations in exchange for introduc-ing an undercover FBI agent to anarms trafficker, according to courtdocuments unsealed Wednesday.The allegations against State Sen.Leland Yee were outlined in an FBIcriminal com-plaint thatnames 25 otherdefendants,includingRaymondChow, a one-time gangleader with tiesto SanFrancisco’s
Leland Yee accused oguncharges,wire fraud
By Angela Swartz and Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Araid of a house at 608 42ndAve. in San MateoWednesdaymorning waspartof the FBI’s numerous raids and arrestwarrants throughout Sacramento andthe Bay Area the federal agency exe-cuted in relation to the arrest of stateSen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/SanMateo, and 25 others.Agents from the FBI and Internal
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KEEPING THEDREAM ALIVE
SPORTS PAGE 11
 
San Diego County spelling bee nearly leftwordless
SAN DIEGO — David Hay had nowords for what was about to happen.And that’s sort of important whenyou’re running a spelling bee.Hay was the bee master Tuesday atThe 45th Annual U-TSan DiegoCountywide Spelling Bee, which washalfway through its tense, two-studentfinal round when Hay realized he wasabout to run out of spelling words.Hay says it hasn’t happened in his33 years as master. His 500-word sup-ply is usually plenty, but the 92 mid-dle-schoolers exhausted them, from“macaroni” to “obnuliate.”He had to call a recess and scroungeup some spare words to finish.Allison Grygar won by correctlyspelling “prostrate” and “gurgle” whenher opponent botched “scrimmage.”She’ll compete in May’s ScrippsNational Spelling Bee, where presum-ably words will be plentiful.
Phone scammers pretending to be police officers
FONTANA— Fontana police arewarning of phone scammers pretend-ing to be officers who are calling resi-dents and requesting immediate pay-ment to clear up outstanding warrants. The Riverside Press-Enterprisereported Tuesday that the scammers areeven using technology that shows theFontana police headquarters number onCaller ID. Spokeswoman Martha Guzman-Hurtado says residents have receivedcalls demanding a fee between $1,000and $5,000. The victims are directed tosend the payment via wire or prepaidcredit card — to an overseas location.If the victim challenges the demand,the caller becomes irate.Guzman-Hurtado reminds residentsthat police never notify people byphone of an arrest warrant.
Woman faces sentencefor man-on-car murder
LOS ANGELES — Asubstance-abusecounselor who drove 2 miles through aLos Angeles suburb with a dying manon her windshield faces a maximumprison term of 45 years to life at hersentencing scheduled for Wednesday.Ajury last month found Sherry LynnWilkins, 52, guilty of second-degreemurder, drunken driving and hit-and-run for the incident that killed 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in Torrance inNovember 2012.Wilkins has also has two previousfelony convictions that are consideredserious and make her eligible forCalifornia’s three strikes law.Prosecutors at the time of the trialsaid Wilkins’blood-alcohol level wasnearly twice the legal limit, and thatwhat she did to Moreno “struck athuman dignity.”“We do not tolerate someone whodoes not pull over when they see some-one on their windshield,” DeputyDistrict Attorney John Harlan saidafter the verdict.
Burger King Baby finds birth mom,feels ‘pure joy’
Awoman who, as a newborn, wasabandoned in the bathroom of aPennsylvania fast-food restaurant saidshe has found her birth mother justthree weeks after launching a searchthat garnered worldwide attention, andas her mother prepared to look for her.Katheryn Deprill, 27, said Tuesdayshe felt “pure joy” when she met herbiological mother for the first timeMonday at an attorney’s office. And,after she learned the sad details of herconception and abandonment, she saidshe understood why her mom did whatshe did.“She is better than anything Icould’ve ever imagined. She is sosweet and amazing. I’m so happy,”said Deprill, who has become knownas the Burger King Baby.The woman had decided about sixmonths ago to launch her own searchfor the daughter she gave up.Deprill began her quest on March 2by posting on her Facebook page aphoto in which she held up a sign thatsaid, “Looking for my birth mother. ...She abandoned me in the Burger Kingbathroom only hours old, AllentownPA. Please help me find her by sharingmy post.”
FOR THE RECORD2
Thursday
March 27,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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Singer MariahCarey is 44.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1964
Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2earthquake (the strongest on record inNorth America) and tsunamis thattogether claimed about 130 lives.
“A sheltered life can be a daring life as well.For all serious daring starts from within.” 
— Eudora Welty,American author (1909-2001)
Director Quentin Tarantino is 51.Hip-hop singerFergie is 39.
Birthdays
REUTERS
 The Washington Monument seen from a National Park Service helicopter in Washington,D.C.The Monument will reopenon May 12 after a lengthy closure for earthquake damage,the National Park Service said.
Thursday
: Mostly cloudy. Aslightchance of showers. Highs in the upper50s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday night:
Mostly cloudy. Achance of rain. Lows around 50. Southwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday
: Mostly cloudy. Achance of rain.Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday night:
Cloudy. Achance of rain. Lows in the lower50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday:
Showers. Highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday night:
Partly cloudy. Achance of showers.Lows in the upper 40s.
Sunday and Sunday night
: Mostly cloudy. Aslightchance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1513
, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sightedpresent-day Florida.
In 1625, 
Charles I acceded to the English throne upon thedeath of James I.
In 1794, 
Congress approved “An Act to provide a NavalArmament” of six armed ships.
In 1884, 
the first telephone line between Boston and NewYork was inaugurated.
In 1912
, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’sambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, plant-ed in Washington the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given asa gift by the mayor of Tokyo.
In 1933
, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations.
In 1942
, American servicemen were granted free mailingprivileges.
In 1958, 
Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier inaddition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
In 1968, 
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man toorbit the Earth, died in a plane crash.
In 1977, 
583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747,attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on theCanary Island of Tenerife.
In 1980
, 123 workers died when a North Sea floating oilfield platform, the Alexander Kielland, capsized during astorm.
In 1998, 
the Food and Drug Administration approved thedrug Viagra, made by Pfizer, saying it had helped about two-thirds of impotent men improve their sexual function.
Ten years ago:
Nearly half a million people surroundedTaiwan’s presidential office and blocked major streets toprotest their country’s disputed presidential election.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)ABATE FOCALCOUPLE FERVORYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When the instructor didn’t charge for theparachute lesson, it was a — FREE FALLNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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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 The Daily Derby race winners are CaliforniaClassic,No.5,in first place;Lucky Star,No.2,insecond place;and Solid Gold,No.10,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:41.48.
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Dance company director Arthur Mitchell is 80. Actor JulianGlover is 79. Actor Jerry Lacy is 78. Hall of Fame racer CaleYarborough is 75. Actor-director Austin Pendleton is 74. ActorMichael York is 72. Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is64. Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 55. Jazz musicianDave Koz (kahz) is 51. Rock musician Derrick McKenzie(Jamiroquai) is 50. Rock musician Johnny April (Staind) is49. Actress Talisa Soto is 47. Actress Pauley Perrette is 45.Rock musician Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) is 44. ActressElizabeth Mitchell is 44. Actor Nathan Fillion is 43. ActressMegan Hilty is 33. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd is 30.
 
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Thursday
March 27,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
FOSTER CITY
Traffic hazard.
Officers assisted in clearingCanada geese that were crossing the road atEast Hillsdale Boulevard before 5:27 p.m.Monday, March 24.
Found propert y.
Two wallets, a cellphoneand keys were found in the grass at a park onTurnstone Court before 7 p.m. Monday,March 24.
Robbery
. Aperson took $400 from a cashregister of a store on Metro CenterBoulevard and drove off in a maroon KiaSUVbefore 1:21 p.m. Sunday, March 23.
Suspicious circumstance.
Areport wasmade about four people smoking marijuanaon a balcony at Bounty Drive before 5:13p.m. Sunday, March 23.
SAN CARLOS
Burglary
. Ahome was burglarized on the1400 block of Laurel Street before 2 p.m.Tuesday, March 25.
Stolen vehicle.
Acar was stolen on the100 block of Sunnydale Avenue before 1:45a.m. Tuesday, March 25.
Driver under the influence.
Aman wascited for driving under the influence on the2400 block of Melendy Drive before 2:16a.m. Tuesday, March 25.
Police reports
Criminally unkempt
Aperson reported a man for beingscraggly and creepy looking on the1500 block of California Drive inBurlingame before 11:53 a.m.Wednesday, March 19.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The San Francisco woman banned fromSan Francisco International Airport for try-ing to sneak on Hawaii-bound planes multi-ple times was arrested again Wednesdaywhen she turned up at baggage claim.Airport police arrested Marilyn JeanHartman, 62, around 4 p.m. in TerminalThree baggage claim with the same luggageas she always brings, said Sheriff’s Officespokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt.There is no sign she tried to board anyplane this time, Rosenblatt said.She was arrested on charges of violating acourt order and trespassing — the samecharges on which she was arraigned exactlyone week prior before being scheduled foran Aug. 4 jury trial andreleased on her ownrecognizance. Hartman is prohibitedfrom SFO unless she islegally ticketed to fly. Wednesday’s arrestmarks her third in thepast month after threetimes trying to boardplanes — and once suc-ceeding — and two vio-lating her prohibition. She received timeserved for two misdemeanor burglarycharges and the airport ban for trying toboard flights on Feb. 15, 18 and 20. Thefirst time she got onboard but was discov-ered when the actual ticket holder arrived atthe seat. The next two times, including oncewhen she used a discarded boarding pass,she was stopped at the security gate. Afterher arrest following the third attempt tosneak through security, Hartman reportedlytold authorities she has cancer and wanted togo somewhere warm.On March 18, a Transportation SecurityAdministration manager recognizedHartman in a food court beyond the securitycheckpoint and she acknowledged who shewas and that she wasn’t supposed to bethere.She also reportedly had her probationpaperwork in her purse but no boarding passin her name or adequate funds to purchase aticket, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
SFO trespasser back at airport again
Marilyn Hartman
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
Keveen Quintanilla’s flirting with a SanMateo restaurant worker prior to robbingthe business has him facing a date with jailfor three months although a judge will con-sider a drug program.Quintanilla, 31, of Burlingame, pleadedno contest Wednesday to felony counts of commercial burglary and methamphetaminepossession. He was immediately sentencedto 90 days jail with credit of eight days,including credit for goodbehavior, but a judge willconsider entry into theBridges program andrestitution at an April 4hearing.Quintanilla reportedlyflirted with a 22-year-oldfemale employee of CurryUp Now, on the 100block of B Street, onSaturday night. At about1:30 a.m. the next morning, employeescalled police about an interrupted commer-cial burglary and the female employee rec-ognized the suspect they found stackingproperty by their rear door as the same manwho had given her his name and phone num-ber.Officers used the contact information toset up a date via text message and arrestedhim when he arrived at an arranged spot nearBurlingame Avenue and California Drive atabout 10:30 p.m., according to police.
‘Flirty’ burglar has date with jail
Keveen Quintanilla

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