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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
May 15,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 232
WALLS OFFLAME
STATE PAGE 5
 
TIPSTOGETHIGH YIELD IN GARDEN
SUBURBANLIVING PAGE 17
WILDFIRE BURNS HOMES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTYRendering of Station Park Green.
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Asecond round of plans for StationPark Green are underway as the SanMateo Planning Commission provid-ed feedback Tuesday night on the pre-application to turn the 12-acre sitenear the Hayward Park Caltrain Stationinto a transit-oriented residentialdevelopment.Property owner EBL&SDevelopment submitted a pre-applica-tion with modifications March 19 todevelop the site at 1700 S. DelawareSt., according to a city staff report.The proposal still seeks to build 599residential units, office and retailspace, underground parking and parks just north of State Route 92. However,instead of the original 2 acres of parks,it now proposes 2.4 acres and willinclude 10,000 square feet of officespace and 25,000 square feet of retailspace, according to the report. Insteadof underground parking, residents willpark inside the four larger buildingshidden by the residences and officespace wrapping around, according tothe report.The project is set up to ensure itbecomes a true transit-oriented devel-opment by consisting primarily of one-bedrooms and studios with onlyabout 25 percent of the project con-taining two- and three-bedrooms, saidAlan Talansky with EBL&S. Its target demographic are those whouse public transit and tend to be youngprofessionals who haven’t settled
Second go for Station Park Green development
Proposal features 599 units by San Mateo’s Hayward Park Caltrain Station
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District banse-cigarettes
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Entities across the Peninsulahave been scrambling to enactelectronic cigarette device poli-cies and the San Mateo CountyCommunity College District is thelatest to follow suit.By a unanimous vote Tuesday,the district Board of Trusteesmoved to ban e-cigarettes on itscampuses since officials want to,according to a staff report, “pro-vide a safe learning and workingenvironment for both students andemployees.” The staff report notedthat there is evidence that vaporfrom e-cigarettes may be harmfuland it is the intent of the district toprovide a smoke-free environmentto the greatest extent possible. The board wanted to be out fronton this policy, said BarbaraChristensen, director of communi-ty/government relations for thedistrict.“All of our policies go through aparticipatory governanceprocess,” Christensen said. “Oneof the faculty staff mentioned thefact we should include e-cigarettes[in the policy]. There was a wideagreement it should be includedand so we did.”The district already prohibitsindoors and in all owned or leaseddistrict facilities or vehicles.
Community college board’s decisionfollows similar Peninsula restrictions
County penciling out impactsof Gov.Jerry Brown’s budget
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
When Gov. Jerry Brownunveiled a revised budget thisweek proposing to pay downlong-term pension debt and com-mit to building up reserves, SanMateo County officials applauded.After all, Board of SupervisorsPresident Dave Pine said, thecounty has been doing that itself.“I think that the governor iswise to demonstrate fiscal pru-dence. Those are things we’veknown in San Mateo County andwe’ve certainly set an example,”Pine said.Pine isn’t saying Brown pur-posely emulated San MateoCounty’s financial path but saidthe echoes are why he and otherofficials didn’t see any big surpris-es in the May revise released
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
As a neglected strip of down-town San Mateo is becoming revi-talized through a collaborativeeffort between city staff, mer-chants, community members and anonprofit, some tenants saythey’re thrilled with the help, yetfear beautifying the area may unin-tentionally drive up rents. North B Street stretches from theCaltrain station to Tilton Avenueand is lined with taquerias, thriftstores, small retail shops, aLaundromat, Latino-themed mar-kets and the active PeninsulaItalian American Social Club.Regardless of the proximity,many businesses owners say theyfeel disconnected from the down-town core, prompting the city tocreate the North B Street Initiativewith goals of making the area saferand more attractive.Just a few short months after theInitiative was started, some prop-erty owners have said they alreadysee a difference; police arepatrolling the area more, thestreets look cleaner, flowers havebeen planted and the area will hostthis year’s SummerFest.Pedro Zerpa, owner of thePeruvian restaurant Fusion, saidsome tenants are concerned asthey work to fix up the area, land-lords will begin to raise rents andthey’ll be squeezed out of theirbusinesses. “If my lease increased a lot I’mgoing to have to look for othercities to move my business. And Ireally don’t want to do thatbecause I really like the people on
Believing in B Street
Revitalization gains traction,merchants worry about unintended consequences
KERRY CHAN/DAILY JOURNAL
Salvadore and Juanita Barrera,owners of Paleteria La Barca serves ice cream to Carolina Jimenez and her son CristianCamacho Tuesday afternoon.
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M-A BEARSWINDRAMATICALLY 
SPORTS PAGE 11
 
Ohio court OKs order that dad can’t have more kids
ELYRIA, Ohio — An Ohio appealscourt has upheld a judge’s order that adeadbeat father can’t have more kidsuntil he pays his back child support.The decision this week by the 9thDistrict Court of Appeals didn’t providean opinion about whether the judge’sorder was appropriate. Instead theappeals court said it didn’t have enoughinformation to decide the merits of thecase without a copy of the pre-sentencereport detailing Asim Taylor’s back-ground.In January 2013, Lorain CountyProbate Judge James Walther said Taylorcouldn’t have more children while he ison probation for five years. The judgesaid the order would be lifted if Taylorpays nearly $100,000 in overdue sup-port for his four children.The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegramreports that Taylor’s attorney is arguingthat the order violates his right toreproduce.
‘Holy traffic cones’become symbol of Thai crisis
BANGKOK — Thailand’s politicallexicon has a new term: the Holy TrafficCone.The term went viral this week after aseries of vicious attacks on motoristswho moved traffic cones that anti-gov-ernment protesters had arbitrarilyplaced near rally sites.Amix of outrage and creativitysparked political cartoons and onlinepostings, including a widely sharedFacebook photograph that shows fivemen kneeling in prayer with headsbowed to a cone on the street.The message “Don’t touch the cone!”is circulating online. Acartoon listingobjects that cannot be moved inThailand depicts historical monumentsand a traffic cone.Thai Politictionary, a website of Thaipolitical terms, added the term “HolyCone” to its site Monday. Definition: “asacred traffic barrier” deployed by secu-rity guards for the protest movement.“Whoever dares to touch, move ordestroy the cone may be physicallyassaulted.”The orange pylon has come to sym-bolize the growing sense of hopeless-ness many Thais feel over the some-times violent upheaval that has left thecountry in political disarray with bleakprospects for a resolution anytimesoon.Last week a court sacked PrimeMinister Yingluck Shinawatra for nepo-tism, though her party remains heavilyinfluenced from abroad by her brother,former Prime Minister ThaksinShinawatra. Government opponentsvow to keep protesting until a new,unelected government takes over tobegin political reforms, whileYingluck’s supporters say they willtake to the streets if that happens.Parliament was dissolved late lastyear, the results of partial elections inFebruary were thrown out and it is like-ly that political tensions will scuttlethe caretaker government’s plan to holdelections in July.Both government supporters andopponents have been blamed for vio-lence that has killed more than 20 peo-ple and injured hundreds more sinceanti-government protests began inNovember, but it is the protest move-ment’s “security guards” — its hiredtoughs — who have been accused in therecent attacks over traffic cones.AThai military colonel was shot inthe legs and beaten, allegedly byprotest guards, on April 25 when hetried to move a cone blocking his routehome.On Friday, cell phone video footagethat went viral allegedly showed protestguards repeatedly punching a motoristthrough his car window after he tried tomove a cone on a Bangkok toll road.The third and most attention-grab-bing attack came Saturday, when an icedelivery man was stabbed repeatedly inhis chest and stomach for moving acone to make a delivery. The manremained under intensive care at aBangkok hospital Wednesday.No one has been arrested for theattacks.“This is not just ridiculous and absurd,this is lawlessness,” said PavinChachavalpongpun, an associate pro-fessor at Kyoto University’s Center forSoutheast Asian Studies.
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Thursday
May 15,2014
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 The Secretary of Health andHuman Services,Kathleen Sebelius,is 66.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1972
Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace wasshot and left paralyzed by Arthur H.Bremer while campaigning in Laurel,Maryland, for the Democratic presi-dential nomination.
“History is a better guide than good intentions.” 
— Jeane J.Kirkpatrick,U.S.ambassador to the United Nations
Countercultureicon Wavy Gravy is78.Football Hall-of-Famer EmmittSmith is 45.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Israeli border policemen stand near a bulldozer as it demolishes a temporary structure in the West Bank Jewish settleroutpost of Maale Rehavam,near to Bethlehem .
Thursday:
Sunny. Highs in the lower70s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday night
: Mostly clear in theevening then becoming partly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in thelower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday
: Sunny in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog inthe morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to15 mph.
Friday night:
Partly cloudy in the evening then becom-ing mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around50. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs in the lower 60s.
Saturday night
: Partly cloudy in the evening.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1602
, English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold and hisship, the Concord, arrived at present-day Cape Cod, whichhe’s credited with naming.
In 1776
, Virginia endorsed American independence fromBritain.
In 1863, 
Edouard Manet’s painting “Le dejeuner sur l’herbe”(The Lunch on the Grass) went on display in Paris, scandaliz-ing viewers with its depiction of a nude woman seated on theground with two fully dressed men at a picnic in a woodedarea.
In 1911,
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil Co.was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act,and ordered its breakup.
In 1930
, registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline stew-ardess, went on duty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flightoperated by Boeing Air Transport (a forerunner of UnitedAirlines).
In 1942
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measurecreating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, whose memberscame to be known as WACs. Wartime gasoline rationing wentinto effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting sales to three gal-lons a week for non-essential vehicles.
In 1954
, the Fender Stratocaster guitar, created by LeoFender, was officially released.
In 1963, 
astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboardFaith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space pro-gram.
In 1974, 
three Palestinian infiltrators took 100 pupilshostage at a school in the town of Maalot in northern Israel;the gunmen killed 22 children as Israeli troops stormed thebuilding, killing the hostage-takers.
In 1975
, U.S. forces invaded the Cambodian island of KohTang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez.
In other news ...
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THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
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Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in first place;Hot Shot,No.3,in secondplace;and Whirl Win,No.6 in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:45.31.
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Thursday
May 15,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
SAN CARLOS
Arrest
. Awoman was arrested for attempt-ing to burglarize a store on the 1300 blockof San Carlos Avenue before 3:24 p.m.Sunday, May 11.
Stolen vehicle.
Avehicle was reportedstolen on the 1600 block of El Camino Realbefore 5:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10.
Arrest
. Two men were arrested for drivingunder the influence and attacking an officerwhile resisting arrest on the 800 block of Cowgill Alley before 1:32 a.m. Friday, May9.
Vandalism
. Vandalism was reported on thefirst block of El Camino Real before 4 p.m.Wednesday, May 7.
REDWOOD CITY
Found property
. Woman’s clothing wasfound on a grassy area of a parking lot onJefferson Avenue before 6:10 p.m. Monday,May 12.
Strong arm robbery.
Awoman withdrewmoney from an ATM and was immediatelyrobbed by a man on Marshall Street before1:24 p.m. Monday, May 12.
Suspicious person.
An employee report-ed a customer that attempted to pass a $100counterfeit bill on El Camino Real before1:17 p.m. Monday, May 12.
Police reports
More than she bargained for
Awoman dressed in black was yellingcurse words and pulling her shoppingbags apart while in line to get a mem-bership at Costco on South AirportBoulevard in South San Franciscobefore 10:59 a.m. Sunday, May 4.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
After almost 50 years, students in thecounty are still going on night walks,attempting to kiss banana slugs and learn-ing about nature for a week as part of theSan Mateo Outdoor Education program.Outdoor Education began in the summerof 1965 when Gus Xerogeanes, then a natu-ral sciences teacher for the San Bruno ParkElementary School District, took a groupof sixth-graders on a weeklong summerschool adventure to the YMCACamp atJones Gulch near La Honda.“It’s nice to have kids experience awayfrom home,” said Xerogeanes, a San Brunoresident. “The outdoors and the sciencepart. … Some kids never got a chance toleave San Bruno. It’s a good experience forteachers also to be with the kids in a differ-ent situation.”Since it went countywide in 1968, morethan 200,000 children have attendedOutdoor Education at Camp Jones Gulch.During the weeklong trip, students learnabout the natural world, explore the forestand beach ecosystems and work together asa community. Students live in cabins, par-ticipate in drama performances, sing, gar-den, engage in composting competitionsand go on a discovery hike.“I loved Outdoor Ed when I went,” saidPatrick Flynn, board president of the SanBruno Park Elementary School District. “Itreally gives our kids a well-rounded educa-tion; it’s part of growing up. For some of the kids, it’s their first time away fromhome.”Adistrictwide program for San Brunoschools was started in the spring of 1966with 60 students each week due to limitedspace at the site. In the fall of 1966, moredistricts began participating in the pro-gram, which San Bruno continued to run. Apilot Outdoor Education program wasapproved in 1968 and began with 650 stu-dents. High school students acted as coun-selors, now known as cabin leaders, andteachers from the schools accompaniedtheir students to the site. Now, the programreceives applications for the naturalistinternship at the camp from across thecountry, according to research on the pro-gram by Kristina E. Chiosso posted on theSan Mateo County Office of Education web-site.The fact that Outdoor Ed has been aroundfor almost 50 years goes to show Gus’vision was innovative, Mark Nolan, direc-tor of outdoor and environmental educationfor the San Mateo County Office of Education.“Parents and communities support it,” hesaid. “In a technological world where we’retied to computers and iPads, seeing theworld in a natural way is more importantthan ever. It continues to be more impor-tant than ever to get kids to experiencenature.”The experience of going to Outdoor Edhas lasting effects on the students and someeven come back as cabin leaders once theyget into high school to mentor the newgroup of camp-goers, saidAlicia McHale,a teacher at Allen Elementary School in SanBruno.“I have had the privilege of attendingOutdoor Ed with my fifth-grade class for 15years and it is always an awesome week innature,” McHale wrote in an email. “For somany of my students, this is the first timethey are away from their homes. Once atcamp, the students go for a hike after get-ting off the bus and begin to meet other stu-dents from San Mateo County. It is duringthis time at Outdoor Ed that I truly see mystudent bloom in ways I did not witness inthe classroom.”The program is available to districtsSeptember to June. For more informationgo toymcasf.org/campjonesgulch/what_we_offer/for_groups/outdoor_education.
angela@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Celebrating 50 years of Outdoor Ed
Program has provided weeklong outdoor experiences countywide
 
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