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Published by: San Mateo Daily Journal on Aug 29, 2010
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By Heather Murtagh
Elected of 
cials in the San MateoUnion High School District are tak-ing a stand against a statewidemeasure that would legalize mari- juana for people over 21 years old,arguing passage of Proposition 19will have negative effects on theyouth it serves.Led byTrustee PeterHanley,theBoard of Trusteeunanimouslyvoted Thursdayto opposeProposition 19.The measure,which goes before California votersthis November,would give adults21 or older the ability to possess upto one ounce of cannabis,to be con-sumed at home or licensed businessestablishments.Hanley believes,if passed,themeasure would create numerousissues for the district like maintain-ing a drug-free work environmentand helping children be mindful of negative side effects from usingmarijuana.“I have become increasingly con-cerned about the implications [of Proposition 19] for education. Idon’t see it being discussed,hesaid.Hanley has multiple concerns.First,legalizing marijuana wouldallow for more production,in turnlowering prices and making it moreaccessible to the teens attendingschools.“Too many kids are already using.This is a signi
cant part of our dis-cipline,he said.Proponents of the measure,how-
Officials:Just say no to pot
San Mateo Union High School District board officially opposes Proposition 19
Peter Hanley
By Heather Murtagh
Twenty-year-old Jameel Douglascleared debris blowing across theconcrete park before laying downhis skateboard and cruising around.It was a beautiful Redwood Cityafternoon. Normally the breezewould be appreciated,but theskaters didn’t seem to love it. Thesmall pine pieces on the ground cancause a skateboard to stop quickly,which in turn makes skaters fall.Thankfully it’s all in fun and peo-ple are going for big tricks despitethe small pine tree menace. Douglas joins in on the care-free afternoonfun. But he isn’t just enjoying asunny day,he’s preparing for arematch Saturday to defend his titlein the third annual Shredwood SkateContest.He took
rst in the street contest,which didn’t have a cash prize lastyear. However,this year’s winnerwill walk away with $500 in his orher pocket.The 20-year-old started skating at
Going for broke
Local skaters to compete for cash,street cred
By Terence Chea 
SAN FRANCISCO — AsCalifornia enters its ninth weekwithout a budget,state higher edu-cation leaders said Friday the delayis creating
nancial problems anduncertainty for public colleges anduniversities.The heads of the University of California,California StateUniversity and CaliforniaCommunity Colleges said the threesystems have not been receivingexpected payments fromSacramento and aren’t sure howmuch they’ll get for the
scal yearthat began July 1.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger andthe Legislature have not reachedagreement on how to close a $19billion budget shortfall. The impassehas led todelayed pay-ments to schooldistricts andcounties,fur-loughs of stateemployees andthe prospect of the state issuingIOUs.CaliforniaCommunityColleges Chancellor Jack Scott saidthe 112-campus system did notreceive a $116 million payment inJuly or a $277 million payment thismonth. Campuses are dipping intosavings or borrowing money to payemployee salaries and other expens-es,and further delays could leadsome colleges to miss payroll next
No budget hurtshigher education
State budget delay creatingtrouble for California colleges
Officials at financially-strappedCaltrain said service on the week-ends and to Gilroy will likely bemaintained despite a $2.3 millionde
cit.The Peninsula Corridor JointPowers Board of Directors will meetThursday in a public hearing to dis-cuss changes to services to meet thebudget gap and officials saidalthough the cuts were considered,the service will likely remain — atleast through July.“Based on estimates of the poten-tial cost savings and input from ourcustomers,we would like to pre-serve these two important servicesat least until the beginning of thenext fiscal year,noted CaltrainExecutive Director MichaelScanlon.
Caltrain says weekendservice likely to stay
Jameel Douglas practices at Phil Shao Memorial Skate Park in Redwood City.Douglas will be competing in the Third Annual Shredwood Skate Contest in Redwood City on Saturday. The Phil Shao Memorial Skatepark is located within RedMorton Memorial Park,at 1120Roosevelt Ave.in Redwood City.Skaters can register the day of the competition.Registrationstarts at 9 a.m.and is $10.Practicewill go from 9 a.m.to 10:30 a.m. The competition begins afterpractice.Helmets are required.For more information visitskateworks.com.
To compete
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Actor Jack Black is41.
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
200,000 people participated in a peace-ful civil rights rally in Washington,D.C.,where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.delivered his “I Have a Dream”speechin front of the Lincoln Memorial.
In 1609
,English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship,theHalf Moon,reached present-day Delaware Bay.
In 1774
,Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton,the
rst American-bornsaint,was born in New York City.
In 1910
,the Kingdom of Montenegro was proclaimed.
In 1947
,legendary bull
ghter Manolete died after being goredduring a
ght in Linares,Spain; he was 30.
In 1955,
Emmett Till,a black teen-ager from Chicago,wasabducted from his uncle’s home in Money,Miss. by two whitemen after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman; hewas found brutally slain three days later.
In 1968,
police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in thestreets of Chicago as the Democratic national convention nom-inated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
In 1973,
more than 600 people died as an earthquake shookcentral Mexico.
In 1988,
70 people were killed when three Italian stunt planescollided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein,West Germany.
In 1990
,an F5 tornado struck the Chicago area,killing 29 peo-ple.
In 1995,
a mortar shell tore through a crowded market inSarajevo,Bosnia-Herzegovina,killing some three dozen peo-ple and triggering NATO airstrikes against the Bosnian Serbs.
Ten years ago:
Authorities in Peru announced that four yearsafter military judges convicted American Lori Berenson of planning a rebel attack,the military had overturned her lifesentence,clearing the way for a new civilian trial.“The man who views the world at
fty thesame as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”— Muhammad Ali,American boxing champion (1942- )
Movie directorDavid Fincher is48.Country singerLeAnn Rimes is 28.
A worker inspects lettuce plants growing under artificial light and in a liquidsolution at China’s first computer-controlled greenhouse seedling factorylocated on the outskirts of Beijing.
Rob Reinerreturns tohis roots
See page 19
Wall Street
Stocks gainas Bernanke,GDP reassureinvestors
See page 10
Areas of low clouds and fog inthe morning then partly cloudy. A slightchance of showers in the afternoon. Highsin the lower 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 20mph.
Saturday night:
Clear in the evening thenareas of low clouds. Lows in the mid 50s.West winds around 20 mph...Becoming southwest 10 to 15mph after midnight.
:Areas of low clouds in the morning then partlycloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
“It’s a very difficult situation that community colleges in California are in....I consider it a great tragedy when wehave thousands of students coming to our campuses who we don’t have classes for.” 
California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott
“No budget hurts higher education,”see page 1
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.9 WinningSpirit in first place;No.5 California Classic in sec-ond place;and No.1 Gold Rush in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:44:95.
Country singer Billy Grammer is 85. Actor Ben Gazzara is80. Actor Sonny Shroyer is 75. Actor Ken Jenkins is 70.Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 70. ActorDavid Soul is 67. MLB manager Lou Piniella is 67. ActressDebra Mooney is 63. Actress Alice Playten is 63. SingerWayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 59. Actor Daniel Stern is53. Olympic gold medal
gure skater Scott Hamilton is 52.Actor John Allen Nelson is 51. Actress Emma Samms is 50.Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 49. Actress Amanda Tapping is45. Country singer Shania Twain is 45. Actor Billy Boyd is 42.Actor Jason Priestley is 41. Olympic gold medal swimmerJanet Evans is 39. Actor J. August Richards is 37. Rock singer-musician Max Collins (Eve 6) is 32. Actress Carly Pope is 30.Actor Michael Galeota is 26. Country singer Jake Owen is 26.Actor Armie Hammer is 24. Actor Kyle Massey is 19.The first Rotary Club was formed inChicago in 1905. The organization wasopen to male members only. In 1987,the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the lim-ited membership was sex discrimina-tion,so women were allowed to join.***A gnu is also known as a wildebeest.The animals live in the savannas of Africa. They grow up to 6 feet andweigh 600 pounds.***The largest zipper factory in the worldis in Georgia. The YKK factory pro-duces seven million zippers per day.The company also makes other fasten-ers,such as snaps and buckles.***During the French Revolution,aFrench doctor named Joseph-IgnaceGuillotin (1738-1814) recommendedthat execution by beheading wasquicker and less painful than hanging.The guillotine became the officialmethod of execution in France.***The original name of the town thatbecame San Francisco was YerbaBuena.***In the movie “Wayne’s World(1992),best friends Wayne and Garth host apublic access television show. Theirhobbies are listening to rock music,hanging out at a hockey-themeddoughnut shop and driving around inGarth’s car,a baby blue AMC Pacer.***Do you remember what movie featuredthe songs “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,“ASpoonful of Sugarand “Chim ChimCheree?”See answer at end.***The company that makes Silly Puttyheld a contest for people to submit sillyuses for Silly Putty. The contest winnerwas a man from Connecticut who said“form Silly Putty into a ball,throw it atthe stock market listings and invest inthe stock it lifts off the page.”His prizewas a lifetime supply of Silly Putty.***Checkerberry,teaberry,deerberry andboxberry are all names for shrubs thatare a source of wintergreen oil.***After being covered in an unknownchemical substance,Patrick EelO’Brian was able to stretch and shapehis body into any form. He became thecomic superhero Plastic Man. Thecrime-fighting hero and his sidekickWoozy Winks first appeared in QualityComics in 1941.***On the television sitcom “Will andGrace”(1998-2006),Karen had a richhusband named Stan who was oftenreferred to but never appeared on theshow. Neither did Lt. Columbo’s wife,Mrs. Columbo,on “Columbo”(1971-1978).***The U.S. Secret Service assigns codenames to political people. PresidentJimmy Carter (born 1924) had the codename Deacon. Richard Nixon (1913-1994) was called Searchlight.***Statistician George Gallup (1901-1984) wrote the book “A Guide toPublic Opinion Polls”in 1944.***
:They were all songs in the1964 Disney movie “Mary Poppins.”The song “Chim Chim Cheree”wonthe Academy Award for Best Song. Themovie was based on the books about amagical nanny created by Australianauthor Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996)under the pseudonym P. L. Travers in1934.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? E-mail knowitall@smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 x114.
(Answers Monday)CLOVE WHEELDEFACE SECEDEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When the con man pulled the wool over theireyes, the couple was — FLEECEDNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Disturbing the peace.
A man and a womanhad been
ghting for at least 45 minutes alongthe railroad tracks behind a building on the2300 block of Palm Avenue before 1:29 p.m.Thursday,Aug. 26.
Brandishing a weapon.
Gangmembers thathad been passing by a man’s house drove byand may have brandished a gun on the
rstblock of South Kingston Street before 7:20p.m. Thursday,Aug. 26.
. A vehicle’s window was smashedand some items inside were stolen on the 3000block of Bridgepointe Parkway before 10:08p.m. Thursday,Aug. 26.
. Someone’s vehicle was broken intoon the 500 block of Edinburgh Street before10:24 p.m. Thursday,Aug. 26.
. Multiple obscene phone callswere made to a workplace on 2000 block of Alameda de las Pulgas before 5:49 p.m.Tuesday,Aug. 24.
. The door to a residence was leftopen and a television was stolen on El CaminoReal before 6:47 a.m. Thursday,Aug. 26.
Suspicious vehicle
. A neighborhood watch-dog had been warning everyone aroundHastings Avenue that a gardener with a war-rant for fraud had been stealing money fromthe elderly in the area,before 11:54 a.m.Thursday,Aug. 26.
Suspicious circumstances
. Someone on FarmHill Boulevard received a threatening callbefore 12:06 p.m. Thursday,Aug. 26,warningthat his house would be bombed if he didn’tpay the caller $4,000.
Police reports
Lion king
A man carrying a stuffed lion was causinga disturbance at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and South Norfolk Streetin San Mateo before 10:30 p.m. Monday,Aug. 23.
By Michelle Durand
Crews have repaired a broken pipeline inthe Redwood Shores neighborhood and willspend the weekend and next cleaning up theestimated 5,000 gallons of raw sewage thatspilled into the adjacent lagoon and six resi-dential garages,according to a Redwood Cityspokesman.The crews will also
x the parking area andlandscaping affected by both the break andthree days of repair work.As of Friday afternoon,the concretepipeline was stable and being monitored,saidcity spokesman Malcolm Smith.The city is also testing the lagoon to ensurethe sewage that did contaminate the water hasdissipated. Residents have been asked to avoidthe water and any activities in or on it untilfurther notice and the advisory remains ineffect,Smith said.Of 
cials are not sure why the break hap-pened. The pipe dates from the 1980s.At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday,thepressurized concrete pipe gave way,bucklingthe asphalt and sending out sewage in the areaof Davit Lane and Anchor Circle. By thatnight,crews were diverting the sewage intotrucks for transport to a treatment facility andwaiting for a replacement 16-inch pipe. Mostof the
x happened by 10 p.m. Thursdaynight.Now that the pipe is
xed,cleanup crewscan also take on cleanup of the six garages
lled with muck.Although raw sewage did pour into thelagoon,none made its way to the Bay becausethe
ushing is controlled by gates and pumpsthat have not been activated,according toSmith.No illnesses or health concerns were report-ed as a result of the leak but as expected watertests are turning up high levels of coliformbacteria and E.coli.The amount of sewage originally reportedto the San Francisco Regional Water QualityControl Board two hours after the spill was5,000 gallons but the total is expected to besigni
cantly higher.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail:michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:(650)344-5200 ext. 102.
Broken sewer line fixed
A woman convicted of snatching a pursefilled with $3,000 from an X-ray machinebin at San Francisco International Airportwas sentenced to 32 months in prison forgrant theft.The conviction counts as a second-strike,doubling the 18 months imposed againstCharne Letrice Zackery,39,of Oakland. OnWednesday,Zackery’s defense asked the judge to toss the second-strike allegation butthe request was denied,according to courtrecords clerks.Zackery receives 391 days credit for timeserved while in custody in lieu of $50,000bail.Zackery pleaded no contest to the singlefelony in July,on the day of scheduled jurytrial.On Dec. 10,according to the DistrictAttorney’s Office,Zackery was behind thevictim in a security line and saw that thewoman grabbed her carry-on items from twobins but forgot to grab her purse from a thirdafter it went through the screening machine.Zackery allegedly took the purse with herbelongings to the rest room. When thewoman realized her purse was missing,TEAagents reviewed camera footage and trackeddown Zackery. Police reported finding thepurse in Zackery’s duffel bag,but with only$400 inside. The remaining $2,600 wasreportedly in Zackery’s purse.Zackery was convicted in 1992 with rob-bery.
BART votes to2012 fare increase
OAKLAND — Bay Area Rapid Transitriders are getting a break on fares — albeitone they won’t see for a couple of years.The agency’s board of directors voted 7-2on Thursday to push back an inflation-linkedfare increase set to go into effect in January2012. The increase will now start six monthslater. It will add about a nickel to round-triptravel within San Francisco.The board voted to use as much as $2.2million of an unexpected $4.5 million sur-plus to fund the fare postponement.Board President James Fang said the sav-ings to individual riders is small. But he saidleaving the overall sum of $2.2 million inconsumers’hands will help spur the econo-my.BART generally increase fares based onthe inflation rate every two years.
Prison forSFO security checkpoint thie
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