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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Tuesday
April 15,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 206
Stubborn Fat?
Dr. Bruce Maltz, M.D.Dr. Carie Chui, M.D.
ALLURA SKIN & LASER CENTER
280 Baldwin Ave. Downtown San Mateo
(650)344-1121
LITTLEPROGRESS
WORLD PAGE 8
 
USING MATHTO AIDJETLAG
HEALTH PAGE 19
BARACK OBAMA,RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTINSHOWED NO SIGN OF AGREEMENT
Senate leader instead wants to dedicatebillions to affordable housing,mass transit
Steinbergbacks off carbon tax
By Judy Lin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — The state Senateleader on Monday backed off an unpopu-lar proposal for a so-called carbon tax onconsumer fuels and instead wants to dedi-cate billions of dollars generated byCalifornia’s greenhouse gas reductionlaw to affordable housing, mass transitand high-speed rail.Senate President Pro Tem DarrellSteinberg said his willingness to pivot from a higher tax ongasoline, propane and other consumer fuels was driven bythe need to fund environmentally friendly infrastructureprojects while helping low-income Californians with hous-ing. The Sacramento Democrat also threw his support
Hillsborough CEO chargedwith child porn possession
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The Hillsborough CEO of Pioneer Motor Bearing, whoseclientele includes the U.S. Navy, is charged with two countsof suspected child pornography after a Homeland Securityinvestigation into an online discussion of incest with aCanadian suspect reportedly turned up molestation imageson his laptop.Gordon P. Bardet, 63, appeared in court Monday on thetwo felony charges although it was not immediately clear
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Making women feel comfortable intheir own skin while also helpingwomen re-enter the workforce withflexible hours is the idea of theBurlingame-based startup RubyRibbon.Anna Zornosa, a serial entrepreneur,came up with the idea for the companythat has an Avon-like business modelin which stylists the company hiressell clothing with built-in shapewearby using social media to promote theproducts. The business model uses aparty sales model to introduce con-sumers to the brand in a trusted, sup-ported environment, while educatingcustomers about the undergarmentdesigned to temporarily alter the wear-er’s body shape to achieve a more fash-ionable figure while smoothing out awoman’s body.“It started on a piece of paper in mystudy,” she said. “We’re headed to hav-ing thousands of stylists.”The company, which she founded in2011, currently has 400 stylists.Zornosa, its CEO, first thought of theidea to put spandex shapewear underclothing — and to have an individualpersonalized service that allows cus-tomers to have someone there to getthem the right sizes — when she wastrying on her first shapewear for a grad-uation. She didn’t know she should putthe shapewear over her head and foundherself trapped in it.“I had an essential entrepreneurmoment,” she said. “I thought, ‘this isbad, can we make it better?Everyone Iknow had to make a purchase in thisarea and hated it.”The company designs camisoles,tops, skirts, dresses and leggings thatincorporate patented shaping technol-ogy called Intomi by Ruby Ribbon andnew lines come out four times a year. Zornosa, who is a former vice presi-dent at Yahoo, discovered an $18 bil-lion market for such products in the
Burlingame startup takes shape
Ruby Ribbon wants to make shapewear lesstrouble for women
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
With consumers across the nation mov-ing toward eating locally produced foodsand the market for community and schoolgardens growing; Assemblyman RichGordon wants to promote the activity whileensuring health and safety measures are inplace.Gordon, D-MenloPark, authored AssemblyBill 1990, CommunityFood Production, whichpassed the Committee onAgriculture Wednesday. “I think we’re all veryaware of wanting to havethe freshest food possi-ble. We want our food tocome as close to our homes as possible andso having a regulatory scheme for thesecommunity gardens certainly assists thespreading of what I think is a national phe-nomena of more material being grownlocally,” Gordon said.For community growers who abide bytheir local policies but aren’t producingfood on land zoned agricultural, this billwould qualify them as an approved foodsource. Produce such as fresh uncut fruit andvegetables and unrefrigerated eggs grown orraised at community or school gardenscould be legally distributed directly torestaurants, individuals, schools and oth-ers.“What we’re trying to do here is to pro-vide, essentially a regulatory scheme forcommunity gardens, school gardens, so
Community and school gardens gain support
Assemblyman Rich Gordon proposes legislation to promote,ensure health and safety
Rich Gordon
Ruby Ribbon CEO and founder Anna Zornosa,center,shows the company’s collection to its stylists and customers at a trunk show.
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Spray-painted fire hydrantscosting San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — Spray-paintedfire hydrants in San Francisco are cre-ating a public safety threat and cost-ing the city tens of thousands of dol-lars, a newspaper reported. Thirty-five to 40 hydrants have beenspray-painted in recent months, BillGunn, with the San Francisco PublicUtilities Commission said. Thoughsome may consider the work publicart, Gunn said the city has to repair thehydrants because they are stamped andpainted with tags that tell firefighterstheir water pressure, distance from ashutoff valve and the water main theyare connected to. San Francisco has two types of hydrants — one low-pressure, theother larger and sturdier that can pumpSan Francisco Bay water.First responders could lose precioustime if the pressure and other informa-tion on the hydrant isn’t immediatelyavailable, Gunn said.“If a firefighter rolls up and there isno information, they have to look atanother hydrant or call it in. That’stime wasted, and it’s a lot of money,”he said.Each fire hydrant costs about $4,000to repair. Asledgehammer has tosometimes be used to remove hydrantcaps because the vandals’paint causesthem to stick. The hydrants have beenspray-painted silver, neon green andred.“When that paint dries, it can makeit difficult to get the caps off the outletor open the hydrant gate, and that alldelays us,” San Francisco fire Lt.Mindy Talmadge said. “We will get itoff — if we have to bust it we will, butit definitely delays our operation.”
Person stabbed in California rodeo brawl
JURUPAVALLEY— Authorities sayone person was stabbed during a brawlthat left several people injured at aSouthern California rodeo. The Riverside Press Enterprise saysabout 20 people threw beer bottles andfought Sunday evening at the rodeo inJurupa Valley.Riverside County Sheriff’s DeputyMichael Vasquez says one person washospitalized after being stabbed with aknife. He didn’t immediately haveinformation about the extent of theother injuries.Detectives are investigating.Vasquez says no arrests have beenmade but private security guards at therodeo identified three possible sus-pects.
Landmark thermometer to be renovated,relit
BAKER — Agiant thermometer ris-ing from the Southern Californiadesert will once again be a beacon fortourists headed to and from Las Vegas. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletinreports the family of the late WillisHerron, the original owner of the 134-foot roadside attraction, plan torelight the thermometer this year.Herron’s widow, Barbara, says itmade her sad to see the Baker landmark— billed as the “World’s LargestThermometer” — fall into disrepair inrecent years.Her family took it over again withthe purpose of making its 5,000 lightbulbs glow once more by early sum-mer. Baker, which considers itself thegateway to Death Valley, is located onInterstate 15.The tower’s height was selectedbecause of the 134-degree record set inDeath Valley in 1913.
Woman who attacked officers with bat is shot
SANTACLARA— Santa Clarapolice say officers have shot andkilled a woman who attacked themwith a baseball bat.Awoman called 911 Sunday after-noon making threats to harm herself and others. Police say when officers arrived ather apartment she came outside andattacked them with an aluminum base-ball bat.Authorities say the officers, fearingfor their safety, opened fire, strikingthe woman.
FOR THE RECORD2
Tuesday
April 15,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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As a public service,the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 200 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing.To submit obituaries,emailinformation along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com.Free obituaries are edited for style,clarity,length and grammar.If you would like to have an obituary printedmore than once,longer than 250 words or without editing,please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.
Actor-writer SethRogen is 32.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
2013
Two bombs packed with nails andother lethal metal shards exploded atthe Boston Marathon finish line,killing two women and an 8-year-oldboy and injuring more than 260 peo-ple.
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” 
— Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
Singer SamanthaFox is 48.Actress EmmaWatson is 24.
Birthdays
REUTERS
People look at a rabbit jumping over an obstacle at the traditional Easter market at the Old Town Square in Prague,CzechRepublic.
Tuesday
:Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the lower 60s. Westwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night:
Mostly clear in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in theupper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday
: Partly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s.Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday night:
Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lowsin the upper 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasingto 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Thursday:
Cloudy in the morning.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1764
, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise dePompadour, the highly influential mistress of France’s KingLouis XV, died at Versailles at age 42.
In 1850
, the city of San Francisco was incorporated.
In 1865
, President Abraham Lincoln died, nine hours afterbeing shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’sTheater in Washington; Andrew Johnson became thenation’s 17th president.
In 1874
, an exhibition of paintings by 30 artists, includ-ing Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir andPaul Cezanne, opened in Paris. (Acritic derisively referredto the painters as “Impressionists,” a name which stuck.)
In 1912,
the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered inthe North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hoursafter hitting an iceberg; 1,514 people died, while less thanhalf as many survived.
In 1914
, Mooseheart, Ill., held its “Good Roads Day,”organized by the Moose Lodge, in which Illinois Gov.Edward F. Dunne used a shovel to ceremonially start work onpaving a two-mile section of the Lincoln Highway by vol-unteers using state-loaned equipment.
In 1945, 
during World War II, British and Canadian troopsliberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
In 1947
, Jackie Robinson, baseball’s first black majorleague player, made his official debut with the BrooklynDodgers on opening day. (The Dodgers defeated the BostonBraves, 5-3.)
In 1964, 
the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel connectingVirginia’s Eastern Shore with Virginia Beach was opened totraffic.
In other news ...
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Country singer Roy Clark is 81. Author and politicianJeffrey Archer is 74. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is71. Actor Michael Tucci is 68. Actress Lois Chiles is 67.Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 67. ActressAmy Wright is 64. Columnist Heloise is 63. Actress-screen-writer Emma Thompson is 55. Bluegrass musician Jeff Parkeris 53. Olympic gold, silver and bronze medal swimmer DaraTorres is 47. Rock musician Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) is 46.Actor Flex Alexander is 44. Actor Danny Pino is 40. ActorDouglas Spain is 40. Actor Luke Evans is 35. Rock musicianPatrick Carney (The Black Keys) is 34.
 
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Tuesday
April 15,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE
California’s Division of Labor StandardsEnforcement has fined San Carlos-basedSunflowers Maid Service nearly $400,000in unpaid wages and break periods to bepaid back to its employees.The state agency’s investigation foundthat 18 of the maid service’s employeeswere paid for only eight hours while work-ing 10-hour days.Additionally, the workers were deniedmeal and rest periods, the DLSE’s investi-gation found.“We applaud the worker who came forwardto report these violations,” LaborCommissioner Julie Su said in a statement.During the three-year investigation,which ended in July 2013, Sunflowers MaidService fired three workers for cooperatingwith investigators, according to Su.When it became clear that the workerswere fired in retaliation, the state agencyimmediately ordered Sunflowers to give theworkers their jobs back and pay them$6,200 in lost wages.Additionally, the company was requiredto post a notice to employees admitting theretaliatory firings and agreeing to make upthe lost wages, according to the DLSE.“Our swift response to the retaliationdemonstrates our commitment to protect-ing workers who speak out and cooperate inorder for us to conduct a meaningful inspec-tion,” Su said. “The retaliation investiga-tions were completed within a month of theterminations.”The owners of Sunflowers Maid Service,Daniel Chopoff and Ana Garcia, wereordered to pay $208,107 in wage viola-tions, $69,172 in rest period premiums,$28,634 in meal period premiums and$89,030 in unpaid overtime. They mustalso pay $61,200 in additional civil penal-ties, according to the DLSE.Sunflowers Maid Service Mondaydeclined to comment on the fines or inves-tigation.
Maid service fined nearly$400K for unpaid wages
SAN MATEO
Burglary
. Asilver Toyota was reportedlybroken into at the Trader Joe’s on the 1800block of South Grant Street before 9:23 p.m.Sunday, April 13.
Burglary
. Abag was taken from a vehicleon the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenuebefore 10:46 p.m. Friday, April 11.
Suspicious circumstances
. Policereceived a report of a man offering kidsmoney to do things on the 1000 block of South Delaware Street before 2:42 p.m.Thursday, April 10.
Stolen vehicle.
Awhite 1999 ChevroletExpress was reported stolen on the 2000block of Pioneer Court before 8:18 p.m.Wednesday, April 9.
UNINCORPORATED SAN MATEO COUNTY 
Felony warrant
. Aman wanted on twowarrants turned himself in at a substation inLa Honda before 2:29 p.m. Thursday, April10.
Public intoxication
. Awoman wasarrested for public intoxication on the 400block of Capistrano Road in Princetonbefore 12:34 a.m. Thursday, April 10.
Burglary
. Police reported a vehicle burgla-ry on Johnson Pier before 4:49 p.m. Friday,March 7.
Police reports
That’s a bad call
Awoman yelling into her cellphonewas reported for almost causing an acci-dent at Ralston Avenue and Alameda delas Pulgas in Belmont before 7:02 p.m.Saturday, April 12.
 
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DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
San Mateo County is seeking the pub-lic’s help next month to raise awareness of a new hotline number for victims of laborand commercial sex trafficking.On May 10, volunteers led by the SanMateo County Manager’s Office will par-ticipate in a “Community Day of Action.”The group will work countywide distribut-ing posters publicizing the hotline to cer-tain bars, transit stations, farm labor con-tractors, urgent care centers and otherestablishments required by state law topost the number.Similar efforts have already begun inAlameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara andMarin counties.The county is looking for team leadersand volunteers to help organize their cityand encourage others to get involved.Human trafficking takes many forms,including controlling a person throughforce, fraud or coercion to exploit the vic-tim for forced labor, sexual exploitation orboth.California is one of the nation’s top fourdestination states for trafficked persons,and the Bay Area is a particular nationalhot spot for human trafficking. Most of the reporting calls to the National HumanTrafficking Hotline come from California.Beginning this year, state law nowrequires certain businesses and otherestablishments to post the NationalHuman Trafficking Resource CenterHotline number: (888) 373-7888.Those interested in helping on May 10should contact volunteer coordinator RoseMukhar at stoptrafficking@smcgov.org or363-4184.
County seeks anti-trafficking volunteers

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