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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Thursday
May 29,2014
Vol XIII,Edition 244
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NATION PAGE 6
 
PLANTSPERFECT FORCONTAINERGARDEN
SUBURBAN LIVING PAGE 17
CELEBRATED POET AND AUTHOR,DIES AT 86
Hill’s billmovingforward
Senate passes legislationto reopen Martin’s Beach
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The efforts to reopen the contestedMartin’s Beach to the public were pro-pelled forward Wednesday as state Sen.Jerry Hill’s legislation, aimed at uphold-ing access to California beaches, passedthe Senate floor and will head to theAssembly. Hill’s Senate Bill 968 was approved 21to 11 and would require the State Lands Commission tonegotiate with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla,
Protest hearing set forland swap ballot decision
San Carlos council begins complicatedprocess for citywide vote on park land
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
San Carlos voters are one step closer to deciding whetherto rezone a city-owned parcel to potentially accommodate acharter school campus but the council can’t decide defini-tively until a protest hearing at the end of June.
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
While seeking funds to update one of themost productive commercial fishing portsin the state, the San Mateo County HarborDistrict is receiving pushback from a groupof fishermen who say they no longer trustthe district has their best intentions atheart.On April 28, the district applied for a $3.4million grant from the federalTransportation Investment GeneratingEconomic Recovery (TIGER), to help fundroad and pier improvements at Pillar PointHarbor in Half Moon Bay.Pillar Point Harbor is home to the coun-ty’s only coastside search and rescue vesseland team while also housing top perform-ing commercial fishing fleets comprised of 100 commercial vessels and three offload-ing facilities, which generate about $6.5million a year, according to the district.Yet the district has fallen under suspicionby the public and the fishermen it’s meantto serve with accusations of backroomdeals, high fish buying fees and the instal-lation of a new hoist that benefits one fishbuying company.Although the improvements are meant tobenefit the harbor’s fishing industry, somehave spoken out against the district’s appli-cation citing frustration and lack of consul-tation with recent policy and infrastructuredecisions.The Half Moon Bay Seafood MarketingAssociation represents about 25 commer-cial fishermen at Pillar Point and, on May
Harbor improvement grantlacks fishermen support
Frustration boiling over about Pillar Point Harbor control,district decision-making
 Jerry Hill
 ANGELA SWARTZ/DAILY JOURNAL
Vanessa Lieberman volunteers at the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA,caring for cats.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
An avid volunteer, Mercy HighSchool Burlingame’s VanessaLieberman has spent the past six yearstending to cats at the PeninsulaHumane Society/SPCA, but is ready fornew experiences in college this com-ing year.Lieberman, 18, grew up in Belmont.She will graduate from Mercy onSunday, June 1. She spent about 88hours volunteering this year. Duringher junior year at the Catholic school,she started the Sea Shepherd Club, aspinoff of the international marinewildlife conservation nonprofit. Thegroup volunteers in efforts to protectthe oceans and spread awareness of wildlife issues. She also worked as a TLC (TenderLoving Care) volunteer to providecomfort, companionship and social-ization for cats, which, in part, makesthe cats friendlier to potentialadopters. Her mom, who works atGenentech, initially brought her to theSPCAwhen she was in the seventh-grade to volunteer.“We make them become adopted,”she said. “It’s really powerful for usthat what I do at the SPCAmakes a dif-ference for others. … I enjoy spendingtime with the cats; it really takes awaymy stress.”Some of Lieberman’s duties at theSPCAinclude exercising animals,hands-on socialization to build confi-dence for some animals, minor groom-ing, providing toys and fresh blanketsfor all animals and completing volun-teer visit/behavior cards. Now, Lieberman is moving on toRingling College of Art and Design inSarasota, Florida, to study interiordesign. She chose the school because
Avid volunteer heads to college
Vanessa Lieberman gives her time to animal efforts
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Surprise delivery — babyraccoons — at New York agency
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Someoneleft five well-fed baby raccoons on thedoorstep of the Westchester CountyHealth Department Friday morning,and the department said that personshould call immediately to beassessed for the possibility of rabies.The month-old raccoons were deliv-ered to the department’s office inMount Kisco in a cage with bottles of milk, blankets and toys, the depart-ment said.“They appear to have been wellcared for and nurtured, which meansthat there was direct contact betweenthese raccoons and the person or peo-ple who were caring for them,” saidDr. Sherlita Amler, the county healthcommissioner. “That’s why it’simportant that we talk to the individ-ual or individuals who left them todetermine if they may have beenpotentially exposed to rabies.”Raccoons are among the most com-mon carriers of rabies, a disease thatis fatal if not quickly treated.Department spokeswoman CarenHalbfinger said if the raccoons’care-taker comes forward, he or she will beasked about any bites or scratches.Officials also want to know if the rac-coons’mother was sick.That would help determine whetherthe animals must be tested for rabies,which can only be done by killingthem, and if any people need treat-ment.The raccoons were placed with a cer-tified wildlife rehabilitator who willwatch them for signs of the disease.
Woman among world’s oldest turning 115 years young
INKSTER, Mich. — ADetroit-areawoman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the19th century, is celebrating a birthdayon Friday.Her 115th. Jeralean Talley, who was born May23, 1899, went fishing last year andstill gets around on her own with thehelp of a walker.The Inkster resident plans to cele-brate with family and friends at a localchurch on Sunday.On her actual birthday — Friday —Talley is going to the doctor for acheckup, although she says she does-n’t feel sick.But Talley’s knees occasionallyhurt, her right hand shakes, she has ahard time hearing and her memorycomes and goes.Her answer as to why she has livedso long hasn’t changed over theyears.“It’s all in the good Lord’s hands,”Talley told the Detroit Free Press.“There’s nothing I can do about it.”Talley is the oldest-living Americanand the second-oldest person in theworld, according to a list maintainedby the Gerontology Research Group,which tracks the world’s longest-liv-ing people. The Gerontology Research Groupverified Talley’s age using censusdata. Japan resident Misao Okawa,116, tops the list.Talley, whose husband died in 1988,is cared for by a 76-year-old daughterwho lives with her.Five generations of the family areliving in the area, including a great-great-grandson.
Students nabbed for releasing crickets in school
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. — Several stu-dents will be disciplined for releasinghundreds of crickets in a westernPennsylvania high school as a seniorprank.Chartiers Valley School Districttells KDKA-TVthat the studentsinvolved in Thursday’s prank at thehigh school in Bridgeville have beenidentified and will be disciplined. Thedistrict spokeswoman, Kara Droney,didn’t say what that would entail.School officials aren’t saying howmany Chartiers Valley High Schoolseniors were involved, though the tel-evision station says it was about six.School janitors and teachers wereenlisted to help round up the bugs.Some of the prank was caught onschool surveillance cameras.
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Thursday
May 29,2014
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Actor Adrian Paulis 55.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1914
The Canadian ocean liner RMSEmpress of Ireland sank in the St.Lawrence River in eastern Quebecafter colliding with the Norwegiancargo ship SS Storstad; of the 1,477people on board the Empress of Ireland, 1,012 died.
“A pessimist and an optimist,so much the worse;so much the better.” 
— Jean de La Fontaine,French poet (1621-1695)
Movie composerDanny Elfman is61.Singer MelanieBrown is 39.
Birthdays
REUTERS
Underclassmen listen from the back of the stadium as U.S.President Barack Obama speaks at a commencement ceremonyat the United States Military Academy at West Point,N.Y.
Thursday
: Sunny. Highs in the mid60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night
: Mostly clear in theevening then becoming cloudy. Lowsaround 50. Southwest winds 5 to 10mph.
Friday
: Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night:
Cloudy. Patchy fog and drizzle after mid-night. Lows around 50. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
: Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday night:
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog and drizzle.Lows in the lower 50s.
Sunday through Wednesday:
Mostly cloudy. Highs inthe lower 60s. Lows in the lower 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1765, 
Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act beforeVirginia’s House of Burgesses.
In 1790, 
Rhode Island became the 13th original colony toratify the United States Constitution.
In 1848
, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.
In 1917
, the 35th president of the United States, John F.Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
In 1932, 
World War I veterans began arriving inWashington to demand cash bonuses they weren’t scheduledto receive until 1945.
In 1942
, the movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” starringJames Cagney as George M. Cohan, premiered at a war-bonds benefit in New York. Bing Crosby, the Ken DarbySingers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded IrvingBerlin’s “White Christmas” in Los Angeles for DeccaRecords.
In 1953, 
Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillaryof New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became thefirst climbers to reach the summit.
In 1954
, English runner Diane Leather became the firstwoman to run a sub-five-minute mile, finishing in 4:59.6during the Midland Championships in Birmingham.
In 1961, 
a couple in Paynesville, West Virginia, becamethe first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program cre-ated by President John F. Kennedy.
In 1973, 
Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.
In 1985, 
39 people were killed at the European Cup Finalin Brussels, Belgium, when rioting broke out and a wall sep-arating British and Italian soccer fans collapsed.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)POKER TRUNK AGENCY PONCHOYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Sylvester Stallone wanted to go for a relaxingswim at the beach, but it was — TOO ROCKYNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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Actor Clifton James is 93. Former Baseball CommissionerFay Vincent is 76. Motorsports Hall of Famer Al Unser is 75.CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon is 73. Actor KevinConway is 72. Actor Helmut Berger is 70. Rock singer GaryBrooker (Procol Harum) is 69. Actor Anthony Geary is 67.Actor Cotter Smith is 65. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 64. Rockmusician Michael Porcaro (Toto) is 59. Singer LaToyaJackson is 58. Actor Ted Levine is 57. Actress Annette Beningis 56. Actor Rupert Everett is 55. Singer Melissa Etheridge is53. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 51. Actress Tracey Bregman is51. Rock musician Noel Gallagher is 47.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.9,in first place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;and Whirl Win,No.6,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:47.50.
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Thursday
May 29,2014
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LOCAL
FOSTER CITY
Animal calls
. Aperson reported that asmall group of ducklings fell into a stormdrain on Hanbury Lane before 8:30 p.m.Saturday, May 18.
Suspicious circumstances.
Two peoplewere reported for engaging in intimate con-tact on a bench at Lido Lane and Lido Streetbefore 12:39 p.m. Tuesday, May 13.
Vandalism
. Aman reported for the secondtime in a week that a padlock and chain togain access to the lagoon was cut at EastHillsdale Boulevard before 10:42 a.m.Tuesday, May 13.
Suspicious circumstances.
Apersonreported seeing a man on a bike handingsomething suspicious to a subject in a vehi-cle on Foster City Boulevard before 8:39a.m. Tuesday, May 13.
SAN CARLOS
Arrest
. Aman was arrested for driving underthe influence on the 800 block of CedarStreet before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22.
Hit-and-run
. Ahit-and-run incident wasreported on the 1400 block of Elm Streetbefore 10:04 a.m. Thursday, May 22.
Arrest
. Aman was arrested for driving underthe influence on the 400 block of El CaminoReal before 2:26 p.m. Thursday, May 22.
Burglary
. Police responded to two reportsof vehicle burglaries on Skyway Road before10 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
Police reports
Culinary nightmare
Aman was reported by his mother forrefusing to use the cutting board whencutting lettuce with a knife on Iris Streetin Redwood City before 6:25 p.m.Friday, May 16.
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
For those looking to learn a new instru-ment, Bronstein Music in South SanFrancisco is hosting a workshop this week-end on the ancient Persian santoor.The santoor is a 72-string musical instru-ment that is played by striking two woodenmallets on the strings. Its origins traceback to ancient Mesopotamia and therehave been many variations created at vari-ous times by different cultures. It’s consid-ered the forefather of the piano. TheAmerican version of this type of instrumentis a hammered dulcimer. Ali Zarrin, a localsantoor master, will lead the workshop.“At the beginning of the classes, you getto talk to me directly,” he said. “And you getto know what the music is about. It’s anintroduction to Persian classical music.”The workshop will include a demonstra-tion and solo performance along with basicinformation on how to play the instrument.Zarrin, who is originally from Iran, beganstudying santoor at age 14 and has beenteaching Persian traditional music since1987. Zarrin has done performances andworkshops in the United States and Canada. “It’s not the most popular instrument inthe world — in Iran it is,” he said. “Anum-ber of people have shown interest [in theworkshop] who are not even Persian. … Its(the santoor) history goes back a long timeand it’s an instrument that can be used toplay different styles. It’s also somethingrelatively easy to start to learn.”Zarrin notes it’s very mesmerizing whenyou look at the movement of the mallets onthe screen. “Alot of people can benefit from it aslong as they know about it,” he said.Additionally, grand master santoor makerManu Pouriankhair will be displaying a col-lection of his instruments and providingmore information about the construction of this instrument. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at thedoor. Space is limited, so the store recom-mends getting tickets in advance. To make areservation, emailzarrin@persiansantoor.com or bron-stein1@aol.com. You can also call 588-2502.For more information about the santoorand Zarrin, go to persiansantoor.com. Formore information on the music store, visitbronsteinmusic.com. The workshop will be held 3 p.m. May 31at Bronstein Music, 363 Grand Ave. inSouth San Francisco. The music store willalso be hosting santoor lessons this sum-mer, but class dates have yet to be set.
Bronstein to offer santoor lessons
Master musician to lead an intro workshop on the ancient Persian instrument
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Ali Zarrin,a local santoor master,will lead aworkshop on the instrument at BronsteinMusic in South San Francisco this weekend.

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