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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Friday
May 9, 2014
Vol XIII,Edition 227
Oyster Point Marina95 Harbor Master Rd. #1South San Francisco, CA 94080Pillar Point Harbor1 Johnson PierHalf Moon Bay, CA94019
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INFLAMINGTENSION
WORLD PAGE 7
 
MILLS BEATSHILLSDALE
SPORTS PAGE 11
RARE HOLLYWOODMOMENT IN CUBA
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 18
IGNORING PUTIN,UKRAINE INSURGENTS TO HOLD VOTE
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Construction must be halted onHoover Elementary School inBurlingame, according to a judge’sfinal ruling issued Thursday.San Mateo County SuperiorCourt Judge Marie Weiner ruled infavor of the Alliance forResponsible NeighborhoodPlanning that sued the BurlingameElementary School District, stat-ing it needs to prepare a full envi-ronmental impact report on trafficimpacts on the entire property,which means all constructionmust be stopped until this is done.Originally, the judge had justasked to stop construction on thedropoff zone, but the ruling statedthe entire site needed to be ana-lyzed before there could be any fur-ther construction, installation,development or permits issued.“The failure to adequatelyaddress traffic and parking envi-ronmental impacts permeatesmore that the mere operation of aschool or how a student dropoff area is configured,” Weinerwrote. “Indeed, the demolition of the annex and the building of anew and much larger schoolbuilding — which is a key com-ponent of the project — isdesigned to take away the vastmajority of the existing parkinglot on the property, and thusresulting in a parking shortageand traffic problems.”The district was very disap-pointed with the ruling since theschool is for the benefit of thelarger community, saidSuperintendent Maggie MacIsaac.“We have to decide what we needto do — the board needs to
 Judge orders school construction halted
Ruling requires full environmental impact report for Burlingames Hoover Elementary
Lawmakers,Brown reachcompromise
By Fenit Nirappil
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO Gov. JerryBrown and legislative leaders onThursday agreed to replace therainy-day fund measure on theNovember ballot with a bipartisanplan that would set aside revenueof up to 10 percent of California’sgeneral fund and dedicate money topaying down the state’s massivedebts and liabilities.The Legislature is expected tovote on the replacement measurenext week. It would then supersedethe measure already slated to gobefore voters in the general elec-tion.The governor’s office announcedthe deal jointly with all fourDemocratic and Republican leg-islative leaders. GOPsupport was
Rainy-day fund measure replaced withplan to help pay downstate’s debts
REUTERS
Barack Obama shakes hands with greeters upon his arrival at Moffatt Field in San Jose Thursday.Obama willattend two fundraising events during his stay in the Bay Area.
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Gov.Jerry Brown and all four Democratic and Republican legislative leadersannounced agreement Thursday on a bipartisan plan that would set asiderevenue equal to 10 percent of California’s general fund and dedicatemoney to paying down the state’s massive debts and liabilities.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Fourteen elementary schools inSan Mateo County are among therecipients of this year’s CaliforniaDistinguished School Awards,State Superintendent TomTorlakson recently announced.The California DistinguishedSchools Program recognizes indi-vidual schools for innovativeapproaches to providing bothequitable and rigorous education.The award honors schools that
State names 14 county schools as distinguished
 ANGELA SWARTZ/DAILY JOURNAL
Students at North Star Elementary School in Redwood City participate inthe Workshop Education after-school program.The school was namedone of 14 distinguished schools in the county.
Millbrae,Redwood City,Hillsborough,Belmont,SanMateo and others make list
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 Journalists in Jordan fight on live TV talk show
AMMAN, Jordan — Two journalistsin Jordan having a televised debateabout the civil war in neighboringSyria literally turned — and overturned— the table on each other during an on-air brawl.The program aired on Tuesday on the“Seven Stars” satellite television chan-nel.It featured journalists Shaker al-Johari and Mohammad al-Jayousi talk-ing about the 3-year-old war pittingrebels against President Bashar Assad’sgovernment, a conflict that activistssay has killed more than 150,000 peo-ple.However, the debate fell apart as al-Jayousi accused al-Johari of supportingthe Syrian rebels. Al-Johari thenaccused al-Jayousi of taking money forsupporting Assad.The two men, obviously carried awayby the debate, stood up and grabbed theedge of the studio table they had beenseated at, and tried to fight each other.
Driver is cited for using dummy in carpool lane
QUINCY, Mass. — Acommuter head-ing into Boston had a real dummy alongfor the ride.State Trooper John Carnell was work-ing a paid detail in Quincy on Thursdaymorning when he saw a vehicle enterthe carpool lane on Interstate 93 northwith a suspicious-looking passenger.Carnell pulled over the vehicle andfound that indeed, the driver hadpropped up a jacket with a mannequinhead on top in the passenger seat. Thefake head even had a little mustachedrawn on.Vehicles using the lane must have atleast two occupants.The driver, whose name was not madepublic, has been issued a citation foroperating on an excluded way.
Suspect mistakenly freed in L.A.captured in Mexico
LOS ANGELES — Amurder suspectwho was mistakenly released from theLos Angeles County jail system lastyear because of a clerical error has beencaptured in Mexico and returned to theU.S.The Los Angeles Times reportedWednesday that 34-year-old JohnnyMata was turned over to deputies at theSan Ysidro port of entry in San DiegoCounty.Mata was freed from the InmateReception Center in downtown LosAngeles last April after a clerk failed toenter a hold order for the reputed gangmember in a computer.He’s charged with a 2010 gang-relatedshooting that killed a man in BaldwinPark.Sheriff’s officials said four inmateswere wrongly released last year. TheTimes says unlike Mata, the other threeinmates were not considered high-riskcriminals. All three were captured.
Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer
SAN DIEGO Amotorcyclist hasdied after hitting a deer on a southernSan Diego County road.U-TSan Diego says the 45-year-oldPotrero man was wearing a helmet whenhe struck a deer that ran out in front of him shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday onState Route 94.The accident near Tecate killed thedeer and threw the rider from his 2007Harley Davidson.He died at the scene. His name hasn’tbeen released.
100 sickened by virus at Orange County school
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Morethan 100 students and staff membershave been sickened by a gastrointesti-nal virus spreading around an OrangeCounty middle school. Capistrano Unified School Districtspokesman Alan Trudell says the illnessbroke out this week Ladera RanchMiddle School. The Orange County Register reportedWednesday that about 90 of the school’s1,360 students fell ill, as well as 20teachers and two clerical staff members. Trudell says the symptoms are vomit-ing, nausea and diarrhea. Students withthe symptoms are asked to stay out of school for 48 hours.
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May 9,2014
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Singer Billy Joel is65.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1914
President Woodrow Wilson, acting ona joint congressional resolution,signed a proclamation designatingthe second Sunday in May asMother’s Day.
“A watch is always too fast or too slow.I cannot be dictated to by a watch.” 
— From “Mansfield Park”by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Actress CandiceBergen is 68.Actress RosarioDawson is 35.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Chef Rogerio Holanda makes a carving of Brazil’s soccer player Neymar on a watermelon at San Raphael hotel in Sao Paulo.
Friday
: Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming partly cloudy. Highsaround 60. Northwest winds 10 to 20mph.
Friday night:
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly clear.Breezy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwestwinds 15 to 20 mph.
Local Weather Forecast
The article, “Eichler tour showcases neighborhood: SanMateo Highlands hosted its third tour of mid-centuryhomes” in the May 6 edition of the Daily Journal had incor-rect information. The organizers of the tour actually raisedmore than $70,000 not $700,000.
Correction
In 1754, 
a political cartoon in Benjamin Franklin’sPennsylvania Gazette depicted a snake cut into eight pieces,each section representing a part of the American colonies;the caption read, “JOIN, or DIE.”
In 1814, 
the Jane Austen novel “Mansfield Park” was firstpublished in London.
In 1864
, Union Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick was killed by aConfederate sniper during the Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia.
In 1914
, country music star Hank Snow was born inBrooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In 1926, 
Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett sup-posedly became the first men to fly over the North Pole.(However, U.S. scholars announced in 1996 that their exam-ination of Byrd’s recently discovered flight diary suggestedhe had turned back 150 miles short of his goal.)
In 1936, 
Italy annexed Ethiopia.
In 1945
, U.S. officials announced that a midnight enter-tainment curfew was being lifted immediately.
In 1951
, the U.S. conducted its first thermonuclear experi-ment as part of Operation Greenhouse by detonating a 225-kiloton device on Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific nicknamed“George.”
In 1961, 
in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Federal Communications CommissionChairman Newton N. Minow decried the majority of televi-sion programming as a “vast wasteland.”
In 1974, 
the House Judiciary Committee opened publichearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. (The committee ended up adoptingthree articles of impeachment against the president, whoresigned before the full House took up any of them.)
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Actress Geraldine McEwan is 82. Actor-writer Alan Bennettis 80. Rock musician Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) is 79.Actor Albert Finney is 78. Actress-turned-politician GlendaJackson is 78. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 77.Musician Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 77.Singer Tommy Roe is 72. Singer-musician Richie Furay(Buffalo Springfield and Poco) is 70. Pop singer Clint Holmesis 68. Actor Anthony Higgins is 67. Blues singer-musicianBob Margolin is 65. Rock singer-musician Tom Petersson(Cheap Trick) is 64. Actress Alley Mills is 63. Actress AmyHill is 61. Actress Wendy Crewson is 58.
 
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Friday
May 9,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL/STATE
REDWOOD CITY
Animal complaint
. Asmall dog was run-ning in and out of traffic causing cars toswerve on Alameda de las Pulgas before 7:27p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
Petty theft
. Ashih tzu dog was stolen froma yard on Bay Road before 5:14 p.m.Tuesday, May 6.
Disturbance
. Aman with a straw hat washarassing customers on El Camino Realbefore 3:23 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
Hit-and-run
. AChrysler was hit by a FordExplorer that drove off at Whipple Avenueand El Camino Real before 3:13 p.m.Tuesday, May 6.
Animal complaint.
Apit bull bit a cus-tomer of a business on Roosevelt Avenuebefore 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
Stolen vehicle
. Ablack older modelToyota 4Runner was stolen on El CaminoReal before 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
HALF MOON BAY
Suspicious circumstance.
Areport wasmade about a man that was going throughmailboxes at Metzgar Street and RailroadAvenue before 10:39 a.m. Monday, May 5.
Public Intoxication
. Aman was drunkand causing disturbance in a restaurant onthe 100 block of San Mateo Road before5:51 p.m. Friday, May 2.
DUI
. Aman found to be intoxicated afterbeing seen driving erratically on the 600block of Main Street before 4:30 p.m.Friday, May 2.
Accident.
Atraffic collision caused proper-ty damage on the 400 block of AlhambraAvenue before 9:04 a.m. Friday, May 2.
Police reports
Thou shalt not steal
Agray Dodge Caravan was broken intoand two bags full of bibles were taken inthe parking lot of Boracay Grill on ElCamino Real in South San Franciscobefore 8:12 p.m. Sunday, May 4.
By Don Thompson
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — On a second attempt,California lawmakers advanced a billThursday that would require electronics man-ufacturers to install a shut-off function in allsmartphones as a way to deter what one sen-ator called a crime wave of thefts.The legislation by Democratic Sen. MarkLeno requires companies to produce smart-phones with technology that makes theminoperable if the owner loses possession.It fell two votes short of passing the 40-member Senate two weeks ago, but Lenosaid amendments since then removed oppo-sition from Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.It now applies to smartphones manufacturedand sold after July 2015 and no longerincludes tablets.The wireless industry, however, opposesthe measure as unnecessary.“We have a crime wave sweeping ourstate,” Leno, who represents San Francisco,said in urging support for his bill. He saidtwo of three robberies in that city nowinclude the theft of a smartphone, alongwith one of four robberies in Oakland.“These crimes are up at double-digitrates,” he said. “We’re trying to keep ourconstituents safe on the streets.”It advanced as a San Francisco supervisorproposed legislation this week that wouldrequire smartphones and other mobiledevices sold in the city to be equipped witha “kill switch” to render them inoperable if they’re lost or stolen.Similar legislation is being considered inNew York, Illinois and Minnesota, and billshave been introduced in both houses of Congress. Also Thursday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed similar legislationthat would require that all new smartphonesand cellular-connected tablet computers soldin Minnesota after July 2015 have a killswitch anti-theft function. The MinnesotaSenate passed a slightly different versionlast week.In California, Democratic Sen. AlexPadilla noted recent reports that somesmartphone owners are endangering them-selves by using phones’tracking softwareto confront thieves and retrieve theirphones.The bill, SB962, passed the Senate 26-8and now goes to the Assembly. Leno saidmore amendments will be considered there,including several offered by Apple thisweek.
Senate approves nonprofit campaign disclosure bill
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakershave approved a bill that would force politicalnonprofits to reveal their donors. SB27 byDemocratic Sen. Lou Correa of Anaheimpassed the Senate on Thursday after it wasamended to limit disclosure to donations madeafter July 1. It now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown.The bill responds to $15 million of anony-mous contributions that were funneledthrough conservative nonprofits before the2012 general election. The amended billpassed 28-7, with four Republicans in sup-port. An initial version fell one vote short of the supermajority it needed in March, whenRepublicans objected that it would revealdonors retroactively.
Issa condemns Donnelly comments on Islamic law
SACRAMENTO — Republican U.S.Rep. Darrell Issa on Thursday stronglycondemned comments by GOPgubernato-rial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in whichthe state lawmaker has tried to tie hisIndian-American rival to fundamentalistIslamic law, calling his statements “hate-ful and ignorant garbage.”Donnelly, a state assemblyman who ispopular with the tea party, has repeatedlysaid this week that Neel Kashkari supportedShariah banking code when he was a seniorofficial at the U.S. Treasury Department in2008. On Facebook, Donnelly posted a linkto a banking seminar hosted by the depart-ment during which Kashkari, a Hindu, deliv-ered opening remarks. “As far as I’m concerned, this type of stu-pidity disqualifies Tim Donnelly from beingfit to hold any office, anywhere. Donnelly isno longer a viable option for California vot-ers,” Issa, who has endorsed Kashkari, saidin a statement.
State smartphonekillswitch’ bill advances
 
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