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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Monday
Sept.1,2014
Vol XV,Edition 13
Just South of Whipple Avenue
PhonesCamerasWatchesCarsHearingAidsTools
SEIGE BROKEN
WORLD PAGE 7
 
TESLA MOTORS:WHERE TO BUILD?
BUSINESS PAGE 9
IRAQI FORCES BREAK ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS’6-WEEK HOLD ON SHIITE TOWN
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
With the school year kicked off,some schools are struggling tofind space for students in class-rooms, including one school inRedwood City.Teachers at Hawes ElementarySchool became concerned aboutwhat they believe is an antiquatedsystem for setting up classes whenthere wasn’t enough space for allkindergartners to start with a per-manent teacher. One class of 32opened up with a substituteteacher, which ultimately ended upbeginning with 17 students andhas dwindled down to six studentssince students have been moved toclassrooms with openings.Teachers said they were first told aclass of 45 kindergartners for thefirst 10 days of school would beopened up.“This year kindergarten is over-flowing,” said Hawes kindergartenteacher Roxanne Dragan at an Aug.20 meeting of the Redwood CityElementary School District Boardof Trustees. “We have to supportstuffing until Sept. 8. How doesthat market the school? You mustbe satisfied with interim 10-dayplacement until the numbers canbe adjusted at a choice school?Imagine you’re the 5-year-old?You are looking forward to makingnew friends, in reality, you’re incrowded classroom with 44 otherstudents.”The state mandated class size is31 students, but the numbers canbe over for the first 10 days of school. School began Aug. 25.The reason for the complica-tions is the fact the district has alarge amount of student choice forschools, said Naomi Hunter, direc-tor of communications for theRedwood City Elementary SchoolDistrict. Five district schools in
Kindergarten gets crowded in Redwood City
District officials want to update registration process after Hawes Elementary space struggles
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Landlords are in need of tenants.Homeless individuals are in needof, well, homes. Anew pilot proj-ect in San Mateo County is hopingto put both camps together andrecently shared in $1.1 millionworth of state grants that may helpmake the goal a reality.The San Mateo County HumanServices Agency received $62,724from the Department of Community Services andDevelopment for its San MateoCounty Housing Locator PilotProject.The CSD, which works under theumbrella of the state HSAto pro-vide housing, recently announced$1.1 million in competitive com-munity service block grants to 18providers focusing on youth pro-grams and homeless services.The San Mateo County projectaims to help people living on thestreets, in vehicles, encampmentsand emergency shelters by recruit-ing landlords willing to rent unitsto those either already homeless or
County aimsto play homematchmaker
With $1.1M grant,pilot projectpairs landlords with homeless
By Samantha Weigel
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
While aiming to create an eco-friendly, transit-oriented develop-ment next to the Hayward ParkCaltrain station, the San MateoPlanning Commission held itsfirst study session last week on theformal application for the 12-acreStation Park Green site. “We’re all pushing for some-thing that’s a little more transitfriendly or addressed the needs of folks coming from the [HaywardPark] station,” PlanningCommission Vice Chair CharlieDrechsler said. “Our focus wasreally listening to the residentsand the public comment about theexperience that would be hopeful-ly enjoyed by not just residents,but people interacting with thatspace.” After placing the project on holdin 2011 due to financing, propertyowner EBL&S Development sub-mitted its updated application todemolish the Kmart and MichaelsArts and Crafts at 1700 and1790 S. Delaware St. justnorth of State Route 92.Kmart closed its doors Sundayand Michaels Arts and Crafts,which appealed to the CityCouncil in December to relocate tothe old Borders site at 2925 S. ElCamino Real after being denied bythe Planning Commission, will
First review for Station Park Green
KERRY CHAN/DAILY JOURNAL
 The Kmart on South Delaware Street in San Mateo closed its doors Sunday.The store location is the site of a proposal for 599 residential units of housing,along with retail,restaurant and office space.
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,A bird’s eyeview rendering of the proposed Station Park Green development,looking east.
 
As Kmart closes,12-acre development slated to take its place
By Angela Swartz
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A$78 a year parcel tax is set toexpire in June and the San CarlosElementary School District Boardof Trustees is preparing to exploreoptions for renewal, an increase,potential consolidation or to notrenew the tax.Measure B, a six-year, $78 peryear tax, passed in 2009 with71.67 percent approval and is oneof two active parcel taxes the dis-trict currently has running. Theother, Measure A, was approved in2011 for eight years and is acharge of $110.60 per parcel peryear. The district has until Feb. 6to compose a resolution for a May
San Carlos school districtconsideringtax renewal
$78 a year parcel tax setto expire next June
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SPORTS PAGE 10
 
Dog turns on stove,which then sets laptop ablaze
LACEYTOWNSHIP, N.J. — Policesay a New Jersey family’s dog turnedon the stove, which caught the laptopresting on the burner on fire and sentsmoke through the roof.The fire was reported early Fridayevening in Lacey Township while theowners were away.Police tell the Asbury Park Pressthat investigators believe the dogaccidentally turned on the stove,though they didn’t specify how thatoccurred.Police say heat from the stove even-tually burned a laptop computer thathad been left on top of the appliance.Smoke was pouring from the roof when firefighters arrived, but the blazewas quickly extinguished.Firefighters rescued the dog, whichemerged unscathed.
Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshirepolice say a motorcyclist clocked at 127mph bragged after being arrested that hehad reached 185 mph during the chase.State police say 31-year-old DavidJ. Fries, of Manchester, was spottedby a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow atabout 2:45 a.m. Saturday.The first trooper eventually endedthe chase, but another trooper sawFries crash into a guardrail after heexited Interstate 393.Police say Fries then led officers onan hourlong foot chase in Concord. Hewas subdued with help from a policedog.Fries was treated for injuries fromthe crash and from the dog.He faces a variety of charges and isbeing held on $30,000 bail.It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake auctioned
LOS ANGELES — A33-year-oldslice of cake from Prince Charles andPrincess Diana’s 1981 wedding hassold at auction for $1,375.The cake, still in its original whiteand silver presentation box, was soldonline Thursday by Nate D. SandersAuctions of Los Angeles.With the box was a card stating,“With best wishes from Their RoyalHighnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”Auction house spokesman SamHeller says the buyer is a private col-lector.Although the cake came wrapped inits original wax paper, Heller says itwouldn’t be a good idea to try to eat it.He adds, however, that there is asmall but dedicated group of royal cakecollectors.Some, Heller says, have purchasedcakes dating to the days of Britain’sQueen Victoria, who married in 1840.
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record
CAMDEN, Ala. — Agigantic alliga-tor caught by a family in Alabama ear-lier this month has set a Safari ClubInternational world record.AL.com reports a pair of mastermeasurers from Safari ClubInternational examined the 1,000-pound alligator on Friday, determin-ing a total length of 15-feet, 9-inches.That’s 13 inches longer than theorganization’s previous world recordAmerican alligator, which had beenkilled in Texas.The Alabama alligator was caught bythe Stokes family after battling with itfor more than five hours. It was hookedin a creek about 80 miles west of Montgomery.The first attempt to weigh the gatordestroyed a winch state biologiststypically use, so they had a backhoelift it.
Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment
VIENNA— The drug bust was perfect-ly planned. Unfortunately, Austrianpolice broke down the wrong door.Police official Josef Knoflach hasconfirmed a media report that a SWATteam that used a battering ram to bustinto an apartment at daybreak and sur-round its sleeping tenant with gunsdrawn was actually meaning to targetthe neighboring dwelling.
FOR THE RECORD2
Monday
Sept.1,2014
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Singer Gloria Estefan is 57.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1939
World War II began as Nazi Germanyinvaded Poland.
“If you want to get across an idea,wrap it up in person.” 
— Ralph J.Bunche,American diplomat (1904-1971).
 Talk show host Dr.Phil McGraw is 64.Comedian-actressLily Tomlin is 75.
Birthdays
Kids perform Greek folk dance in authentic,handmade costumes at the Belmont Greek Festival.The event includes arts andcrafts,music,dancing,food and dramatic performances.The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m.through Monday,Sept.1 at theChurch of the Holy Cross,900 Alameda at Ralston Avenue.For more information visit www.goholycross.org/festival.
Laborday
: Mostly cloudy in themorning then becoming sunny.Patchy fog in the morning. Highsnear 70. Northwest winds 5 to 10mph.
Monday night
: Mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows inthe upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15mph.
Tuesday
: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night
: Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the upper 50s.
Wednesday through Saturday
: Mostly cloudy.Patchy fog. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Lows in theupper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1159
, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.
In 1807
, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found notguilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanorcharge, but was again acquitted.)
In 1894
, the Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley,Minnesota, and five other communities, killing more than400 people.
In 1914
, the last passenger pigeon in captivity,“Martha,” died at the Cincinnati Zoo.
In 1923
, the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama weredevastated by an earthquake that claimed some 140,000lives.
In 1932
, New York City Mayor James J. “GentlemanJimmy” Walker resigned following charges of graft andcorruption in his administration.
In 1942
, U.S. District Court Judge Martin I. Welsh, rulingfrom Sacramento, California, upheld the wartime detentionof Japanese-Americans and Japanese nationals.
In 1951
, the United States, Australia and New Zealandsigned a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
In 1969
, a coup in Libya brought Moammar Gadhafi topower.
In 1976
, U.S. Rep. Wayne L. Hays, D-Ohio, resigned inthe wake of a scandal in which he admitted having an affairwith “secretary” Elizabeth Ray.
In 1983
, 269 people were killed when a Korean Air LinesBoeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after theairliner entered Soviet airspace.
In 1989
, Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamattidied of a heart attack at his summer home in Martha’sVineyard, Massachusetts, at age 51.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)LARVASTALLFIGURE NAUSEASaturday’sJumbles:Answer:The fight at the family reunion was —ALLRELATIVENow 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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Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird is 92. ActorGeorge Maharis is 86. Conductor Seiji Ozawa is 79. Attorneyand law professor Alan Dershowitz is 76. Actor Don Stroud is71. Conductor Leonard Slatkin is 70. Singer Archie Bell is 70.Singer Barry Gibb is 68. Rock musician Greg Errico is 66.Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers is 53. Jazzmusician Boney James is 53. Singer-musician Grant LeePhillips (Grant Lee Buffalo) is 51. Country singer-songwriterCharlie Robison is 50. Retired NBAAll-Star Tim Hardaway is48. Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) is 44. Actor RicardoAntonio Chavira is 43. Rock singer JD Fortune is 41.
Lotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4,in first place;Eureka,No.7,in second place;andLucky Charms,No.12,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:47.67.
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Monday
Sept.1,2014
 THEDAILYJOURNAL
LOCAL
 August Joseph Marino
 March 21, 1925 – August 26, 2014
Resident of San Mateo
 Aloving husband of 57 years to Mae who preceded him in death in Jan. 2013 devoted father of Daniel Murphy (Janet) & David Marino (Jennifer). Cherished grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 3. A native of the North Beach Community in San Francisco and a lifetime member of SFIAC.  Augie was a celebrated WWII Army Veteran who served actively in the South Pacific. He returned home, completed his secondary education, and became a Special Education teacher and athletic coach for Balboa High School for 37 years. Augie had positive influences on many people throughout his life and career.Family and friends may visit at 6pm on Tues. Sept 2nd and invited to attend a Vigil at 7:30pm atSchneider, Sullivan, O’Connell Funeral Home, 977 El Camino Real San Mateo. A mass will be heldat 10:30am on Wed. Sept. 3
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 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 28th & Hacienda Street San Mateo.
Obituary
MILLBRAE
Arrest
. Aman was arrested for vandalismon the first block of Library Lane before6:33 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 27.
Arrest
. Aman was arrested for possess-ing unlawful paraphernalia at El CaminoReal and Victoria Avenue before 8:29p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
Burglary
. Aresidence was burglarizedand a glass door was smashed on the firstblock of Sherwood Court before 3:42p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
BELMONT
Suspicious circumstances
. Agroup of men in a gardening truck were reportedfor harassing a woman at Notre Dame andMezes avenues before 5:59 p.m. Tuesday,Aug. 26.
Animal call
. Aperson reported seeing adog jump through a window and break iton Wessex Way before 6:13 p.m.Monday, Aug. 25.
Minor injury accident
. Abicyclistwas struck by a vehicle on Old CountyRoad before 5:28 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
Citizen assist
. Aman reported a laserlight that had damaged his eye onMarsten Avenue before 10:01 a.m.Monday, Aug. 25.
Police reports
Here kitty kitty
Awoman suspected her neighbor of rub-bing poison on nearby tan bark toharass her cats at Douglas Court andEast Bayshore Road in Redwood Citybefore 6:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.
H
istory is “the past,” and it is also“now.” What is “now” rapidlybecomes the “past” and evokesmemories that will grow fainter as youryears pass.In 1769, Gaspar de Portola and his mendiscovered San Francisco Bay from SweeneyRidge (to the west of present Millbrae). In1776, the Anza expedition pioneered ElCamino Real which became the main roadbetween Mission Dolores (San Francisco)and Mission Santa Clara (San Jose).Between the 1770s and the 1820s,Rancho Buri Buri was used to graze cattleand horses as well as grow vegetables, etc.for the Mission Dolores. Rancho Buri Buriran from San Bruno Mountain toBurlingame, and from the east of the ElCamino Real to the crest of the hills to thewest (15,000 acres). In the 1790s, a mis-sion hospice was built by San Mateo Creekand became a very successful source of food.In 1822, Mexico took over the Spanishempire in the Americas and the church nolonger functioned as the only authority orholder of vast spreads of land. Hundreds of land grants followed, land given to deserv-ing and faithful soldiers.On Nov. 5, 1835, Rancho Buri Buri wasgranted to Jose Antonio Sanchez as he hadretired from the army. He built an adobehacienda on the site by a creek just south of Millbrae Avenue. Sanchez died in 1843 andthe land was divided up between his 10 chil-dren. Jose de la Cruz lost his land south of Millbrae Avenue in a sheriff’s sale and thenD.O. Mills bought the land for $10,000.Jose de la Cruz then bought the land south of Capuchino High School from his brother,Manuel, built a corral and home and livedthere until his death in 1879. MildredCavanaugh Wilson, born in Millbrae, livedon this property and died nearby.In 1872, Juan Sanchez built the 16-MileHouse at Center Street and El Camino Real toprovide a income for him and his mother(Francisca Sanchez, wife of Manuel). Itbecame the social center of the area and itwas razed in 1971 after a failed effort to saveit as a historic structure. The MillbraeHistorical Society was born out of the effortto save the building. The 17-Mile House wasbuilt at Millbrae Avenue and El Camino Realand served oysters taken from the Bay to theeast for many years. It no longer exists.In 1870, the Spring Valley Water Workscompleted a dam to the west of Millbrae.In the 1870s, Darius O. Mills built a 40-plus room mansion on land once owned byFrancisco Sanchez and completed an up-to-
How Millbrae came to be
 
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MILLBRAE MUSEUM
Early Millbrae (looking west) in the late 1920s.
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