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07-23-10 Issue of the Daily Journal

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San Mateo Daily Journal Issue: 292 Vol. X
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CHECKS ARE COMING
NATION PAGE 8
 YOUR KIDSWILLLOVE ‘RAMONA’
WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE 19
OBAMA SIGNS INTO LAW A RESTORATION OF BENEFITS FORPEOPLE OUT OF WORK FOR SIX MONTHS
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A small group of non-unionemployees in San Carlos will take a5 percent cut in pay and bene
ts,saving the city nearly $50,000 ontop of the group’s earlier agreementto give back a 2.75 percent salaryincrease scheduled for this month.The Con
dential Group — lessthan a dozen workers like adminis-trative and executive assistants whoare not in a union because they workwith managers who participate incontract negotiations — agreed tothe concessions as part of a two-year agreement.In March,the group agreed toforgo a 2.75 percent cost of livingadjustment scheduled for July 1.The move saved the city about$30,000,said AdministrativeServices Director Jeff Maltbie.Now,the group agreed to another5 percent cut to pay and bene
ts tosave another $49,220.“When you consider there areonly nine or 10 people in this group,it’s pretty substantial,”said Maltbie.The two-year agreement elimi-nates vacation time payout asidefrom an employee leaving,estab-lishes a third retirement tier for newhires,freezes medical premiumsbeginning next January and cuts 2.5percent of the base salary beginningAug. 2.The City Council will formallysign off on the agreement at itsMonday night meeting.The agreement follows on theheels of similar concessions by themanagement unit announced inJune. City managers agreed to a 5.3percent cut — or $246,000 — inpay and bene
t,bringing their totalconcessions to 8 percent.Management wanted to go
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Cityworkers take 5 percent cut
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By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A man prosecutors say shot a Half Moon Bay man who spoke with hisgirlfriend at a gas station was for-mally charged yesterday withattempted murder and otherfelonies.Brandon Michael Sargentini,29,of San Jose,appeared in court yes-terday and asked for an appointedattorney. He did not enter a plea tocharges of attempted murder withthe allegation he discharged a
rearm,assault with a
rearm,mak-ing criminal threats,possession of a
rearm by a felon and causing greatbodily injury.A judge set bail at $1 million andordered Sargentini back to courtJuly 30 to identify his attorney andenter a plea.At the same hearing,Sargentini’sgirlfriend,Samantha Nicole Warner,19,of San Leandro,was chargedwith one felony count of being anaccessory. Authorities say she droveSargentini awayfrom the shoot-ing.Warner alsodid not enter aplea and askedfor time to hireher own attorney.She is being heldin lieu of $500,000 bailand returns tocourt July 30.The couplewas arrested aday after the July18 shootingwhich left a 26-year-old Half Moon Bay manwounded.According toHalf Moon Baypolice,the cou-ple and victim encountered eachother at approximately 8 p.m.
Couple charged incoastal shooting
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
There won’t be any “cock-a-doo-dle-doos”being heard in unincorpo-rated county lands with a new ordi-nance crafted by Supervisor RichGordon’s of 
ce but there may be theoccasional “cluck.”The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesdaywhether hens should be allowed inareas such as Emerald Hills or themid-coast,where they are currentlybanned.Roosters will not be allowedunder Gordon’s ordinance becausethey are too loud but ducks are
ne.The county’s PlanningDepartment crafted language for theordinance after a family in EmeraldHills faced code enforcement viola-tions late last year for having chick-ens on their property.The couple,Jessica Holcombe
Supe crafts chicken law
Unincorporated county land mayallow hens if ordinance passes
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Thirteen-year-old Mimi Lee ismaking treats with a cause.The Burlingame teen doesn’t havea sweet tooth; well maybe she does.But that sweet tooth is not inspiringthis week’s baking efforts. Instead,it’s Lee’s way of contributing to theEaston branch library.Budget restraints led the CityCouncil to ask residents to supportthe branch,to the tune of $70,000 indonations,to maintain services. Thecity’s current budget relies on thedonations or faces larger cuts.Residents decided fundraising tocreate an endowment was theanswer with the
rst $70,000 goingtoward this year’s cost.Thus far,$45,000 has been raisedthrough a variety of efforts big andsmall,said City Librarian PatriciaHarding.Mayor Cathy Baylock was happyto see the support.“We don’t like to go out and askthe public [for money],but we needto go out and get support,she said.No one wants to see the branchclose,Baylock continued. However,the city does need to balance itsbudget.Easton was renovated in 2004thanks to community donations.Sixty percent of Easton’s circulationis for children’s books. About 40people show up for the two chil-dren’s story times weekly. The smallbranch in the middle of a residentialarea has limited afternoon andevening hours Monday throughThursday,and three hours,2 p.m. to5 p.m.,on Saturday. It costs about$110,000 annually,which includesemployee,material and facilities
Sweet treats for Easton
Local teen holds fundraisers for Burlingame Public Library
DIANA CLOCK/DAILY JOURNAL
Mimi Lee prepares cupcakes for a bake sale fundraiser for the Burlingame Public Library.
MichaelSargentini
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Friday
 July 23,2010
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Actor WoodyHarrelson is 49.
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
1885
Strange but True
Ulysses S. Grant,the 18th president of the United States,died in MountMcGregor,N.Y. at age 63.
In 1892,
Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was born.
In 1914,
Austria-Hungary issued a list of demands to Serbiafollowing the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbassassin; the dispute led to World War I.
In 1945,
French Marshal Henri Petain,who had headed theVichy government during World War II,went on trial,chargedwith treason. (He was convicted and condemned to death,butthe sentence was commuted; Petain died in prison on this datein 1951.)
In 1952,
Egyptian military of 
cers led by Gamal Abdel Nasserlaunched a successful coup against King Farouk I.
In 1958,
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II named the
rst fourwomen to peerage in the House of Lords.
In 1967,
a week of deadly race-related rioting that claimed 43lives erupted in Detroit.
In 1977,
a jury in Washington,D.C. convicted 12 Hana
Muslims of charges stemming from the hostage siege at threebuildings the previous March.
In 1985,
Commodore International Ltd. unveiled its Amiga1000 personal computer during a press event at New York’sLincoln Center. Bandleader Kay Kyser,known for his “Kollegeof Musical Knowledge,”died in Chapel Hill,N.C. (sources dif-fer on whether he was 79 or 80).
In 1986
,Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson atWestminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)
In 1990,
President George H.W. Bush announced his choice of Judge David Souter of New Hampshire to succeed retiringJustice William J. Brennan on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ten years ago:
President Bill Clinton rejoined the troubledMiddle East talks at Camp David after hurrying back from afour-day trip to Asia. Leaders of the major industrial countriesconcluded their summit in Japan by announcing a campaign toslash the number of deaths worldwide from AIDS,tuberculosisand malaria.
“To be proud andinaccessible is to be timid and weak.”— Jean Baptiste Massillon,French clergyman (1663-1742)
Radio personalityDon Imus is 70.Former W.H.intern MonicaLewinsky is 37.
Gone from fishin’:Mancasts line,lands in jail
NASHVILLE,Tenn. — A Tennesseeman on probation for a dozen huntingviolations has been sent to jail for near-ly two years after he was caught
shingunder a false name in neighboringGeorgia.The Tennessean newspaper reportedThursday that Georgia wildlife agentswere tipped by their Tennessee counter-parts that 31-year-old Kurt Wesley Elliswas
shing for trout in north Georgiawith a license obtained under a falsename.Ellis,from Cleveland in southeastTennessee,was banned from hunting or
shing on state property for at least 20years after pleading guilty last year to 12hunting violations. He served a short jailstint and was on probation.Because Tennessee is part of anenforcement deal called the WildlifeViolator’s Compact,those same restric-tions apply in 33 other states.
Cows hoof it afterslaughterhouse truck overturns
GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — Policesay 12 cows being driven to the slaugh-terhouse made a break for freedom whenthe truck that was transporting themoverturned in west Michigan.Police say the bovine escapees hoofedit over highway guardrails,forced traf 
cdetours and caused at least one accident.The 42-year-old truck driver sufferedminor injuries in the accident in KentCounty about 4 a.m. Wednesday.All but
ve of the fugitive cattle hadbeen rounded up by Thursday morning.The animals from a farm in Farwell,Mich.,had been destined to end theirdays at a slaughterhouse in Milwaukee,Wis.Michigan State Police Trooper JoeYoung said when all the animals are cap-tured they will be euthanized.
Candidate can’t usecontroversial description
MADISON,Wis. — A legislative can-didate from Wisconsin can’t use a pro-fane,racially charged phrase to describeherself on the ballot,an election over-sight board decided Wednesday.Ieshuh Grif 
n,an independent run-ning for a downtown Milwaukee seat inthe state Assembly,wants to use thephrase,“NOT the ’whiteman’s b----.”’But the state’s GovernmentAccountability Board voted to bar thatwording,agreeing with a staff recom-mendation that it is pejorative and there-fore not allowed.State law allows independent candi-dates to have five words describingthemselves placed after their names onthe ballot as long as it’s not pejorative,profane,discriminatory or includes anobscene word or phrase.Grif 
n,who is black,argued her caseto the
ve white,retired judges on theboard that regulates elections. She saidthe phrase was protected free speech.“It’s a freedom of expression,”shesaid. “It’s not racial. It’s not a slur.”She convinced three of the judges thatthe wording should be allowed,but twosaid it should not. One judge was absent,and Grif 
n needed four votes to suc-ceed. Grif 
n said she intends to seek aninjunction in federal court.Board member Thomas Cane,aretired state appeals court judge,said hedidn’t
nd the wording to be “particular-ly offensive.”Fellow board member ThomasBarland,who spent 33 years as a circuitcourt judge in Eau Claire,agreed.“She says a lot in
ve words,”he said.“It wasn’t pornographic,it wasn’tobscene and I didn’t interpret it asracial.”
Birthdays
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An artist airbrushes a design on a model during the annual WorldBodypainting Festival in Seeboden,Austria.
Festa fun
Italian faircoming thisweekend
See page 4
Wall Street
Stocks surge onupbeat earningsand forecasts
See page 10
Friday
:Mostly cloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night:
Partly cloudy in the eveningthen becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fogafter midnight. Lows around 50. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
:Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming most-ly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 50s to upper60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
“ Failure to save our domestic violence shelters will only result inincreased health care,law enforcement and other costs to the state,but morecritically,it will put victims of domestic violence and their children in grave danger.” 
Sen.Leland Yee,D-San Francisco/San Mateo
“DV funding at risk,see page 3
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold,No.10,in first place;Eureka,No.7,in second place;andWhirl Win,No.6,in third place.The race time wasclocked at 1:40.49.
Actress Gloria DeHaven is 85. Supreme Court JusticeAnthony M. Kennedy is 74. Actor Ronny Cox is 72. Countrysinger Tony Joe White is 67. Rock singer David Essex is 63.Actor Larry Manetti is 63. Singer-songwriter John Hall is 62.Actress Belinda Montgomery is 60. Rock musician BlairThornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive) is 60. Actress EdieMcClurg is 59. Rock musician Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) is49. Actor Eriq Lasalle is 48. Rock musician Yuval Gabay is 47.Rock musician Slash is 45. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is43. Rock musician Nick Menza is 42. Model-actress StephanieSeymour is 42. Actress Charisma Carpenter is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Watters is 40. Country singer Alison Krauss is39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dalvin DeGrate is 39. Rock musi-cian Chad Gracey (Live) is 39. Actor-comedian Marlon Wayansis 38. Country singer Shannon Brown is 37. Actor Omar Eppsis 37. Retired MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra is 37. ActressStephanie March is 36. Country musician David Pichette(Emerson Drive) is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer MichelleWilliams is 30. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 21.
(Answers tomorrow)KNEEL MIRTH THROAT PLENTYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The circus hired the famous tightrope walkerbecause he was — TOP OF THE “LINE”Now arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek 
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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LOCAL
MILLBRAE
Driving under the in
uence.
An individualwas arrested for driving under the in
uence atthe intersection of El Camino Real and SanFelipe Avenue before 2:16 a.m. Tuesday,July20.
Burglary
. An iPod was stolen from a vehicleon the 200 block of Loyola Drive before 9:09a.m. Friday,July 16.
Vandalism.
Someone threw a rock and brokethe window of a vehicle on the 400 block of Richmond Drive before 11:59 p.m. Sunday,July 11.
Theft
. A power drill was stolen from a storageunit on the 100 block of Magnolia Avenuebefore 4:53 p.m. Saturday,July 10.
Suspicious circumstances.
A woman left hertwo children in the car as she went into thepost of 
ce on the 400 block of Broadwaybefore 11:07 a.m. Friday,July 9.
FOSTER CITY 
Petty theft
. Two loads of laundry were stolenfrom dryers at the Harbor Cove Apartments onthe
rst block of East Hillsdale Boulevardbefore 9:34 a.m. Tuesday,July 20.
Vehicle theft.
A car on Edgewater Boulevardwas stolen before 12:19 p.m. Tuesday,July 20.
Burglary
. A car parked on Catamaran Drivehad its windows smashed and items takenfrom it before 2:52 p.m. Tuesday,July 20.
Accident.
A white van hit a water line onBeach Park Boulevard causing water to shootup in the air before 1:28 p.m. Monday,July 19.
Shoplifting
. A man stole four bottles of PatronSilver Liquor from a Safeway on EastHillsdale Boulevard before 6:49 p.m. Monday,July 19.
Police reports
Urban camping
A man was seen sleeping in a sleepingbag at the rear of a park on the 2300 blockof Rosewood Drive in San Bruno before8:19 p.m. Tuesday,June 15.
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposedbudget for the second year in a row does notinclude funding for domestic violence shel-ters.While Democrats in the Legislature grapplewith solving a $19 billion de
cit in their ownversion of the state budget,nonpro
t agencieswho provide shelter for battered women,worry the lack of funding will put more men,women and children at risk of harm.State Sen. Leland Yee,D-San Francisco/SanMateo,was able to restore funding to domes-tic violence shelters last year by crafting leg-islation he crafted and is
ghting hard to keepthe money in this year’s budget. He has alsocrafted another bill to generate more domesticviolence funding by allowing counties toincrease marriage license fees by up to $10.However,Schwarzenegger’s budget cuts$16.3 million for the state’s 94 domestic vio-lence shelters.Community Overcoming RelationshipAbuse,a nonpro
t providing shelter and otherservices for victims of domestic violence inSan Mateo County,has cut 20 percent of itsworkforce and frozen salaries in the past twoyears just to keep the doors open to victims.But while resources are decreasing,theneed for them is not.With the state’s unemployment rate hittingrecord levels,CORA contends
nancial stressmay fuel an increase in violence in turbulentrelationships or ignite violence in others forthe
rst time.Demand for services has jumped sig-nificantly at CORA since the recessionstarted with hotline calls up by 11 per-cent and referrals from law enforcementto CORA’s Emergency ResponseProgram up 42 percent,said MelissaLukin,CORA’s executive director.Requests for emergency shelter have morethan doubled,Lukin said.As a result of the downsizing,CORA hasrestructured its operations to focus on coreemergency services such as shelter,emer-gency response to law enforcement and the24-hour crisis hotline.Long-term services such as legal help,casemanagement,peer counseling and communityeducation,however,have been reduced oreliminated at CORA as a result of the state’s
nancial crisis.One of CORA’s former clients,MadlenBouthilier,bene
tted greatly from the long-term services the nonpro
t agency previouslyprovided after her and her child escaped anabusive relationship.Bouthilier,a native of Belarus,married anAmerican man and had a child with himbefore the marriage deteriorated.Bouthilier found CORA on the Internet,gave the group a call and received emergencyshelter that night.“My daughter and I were in our pajamas.We took nothing from the home but our dog.
DV funding at risk
Governor’s budget axes $16.3M for domestic violence shelters
 
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNAL
Madlen Bouthilier and her daughter,Daniella,enjoy some time together at Talbot’s Toylandin San Mateo.Bouthilier credits a local nonprofit agency for helping her recover from anabusive relationship.
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