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www.smdailyjournal.comWeekend
April 30 - May 1,2011
Vol XI,Edition 220
SAFETY NET GONE
NATION PAGE 8
BEARCATSTOPWOODSIDE 4-2
SPORTSPAGE 11
‘FAST’SERIESLOSES SPEED
WEEKEND PAGE 20
EVEN RESCUERS HOBBLED BY WORST TWISTERS SINCE1932
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The recently elected treasurer andtax collector has rewritten the coun-ty’s investment policy to protect itsfunds from another Wall Streetmeltdown like the Lehman Brothersbankruptcy that leeched $150 mil-lion from area schools,cities andspecial districts.Sandie Arnott,who was electedlast Novemberin a race strong-ly colored by theLehman loss,istaking a moreconservativeapproach in the2011 investment policy already inuse but not yet approved by theBoard of Supervisors. She also sub-mitted the policy to PFM,an inde-pendent investment advisory firmrecently hired to fulfill her cam-paign promise of utilizing an out-side opinion.“It’s what I said I would do,”Arnott said.The key changes fall in the areasof diversification and maturityrestrictions,Arnott said.Examples include:• Lowering maturing limits onU.S. Treasury/Agency securitiesfrom 15 to seven years;• Reducing U.S. Agency securi-ties from 100 percent to 40 percentper issuer;• The percent of the fund per issuefor any non U.S. government secu-rity dropped from 10 percent to 5percent aggregate of the entire pool;• Corporate securities remain at30 percent but only 25 percent of those may be rated single A;• The percent of the fund used tobuy collatorized time deposits with-
Treasurer-tax collector rewrites investment policy
More conservative’approach taken after multi-million dollar loss
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The county’s youngest murderdefendant,noted also for his escapefrom juvenile hall and jailhouse plotto intimidate witnesses,was sen-tenced to 43 years in prison Fridayas part of negotiated settlement thatspared him a second trial and offersa chance at parole.Josue Raul Orozco,20,pleadedno contest to voluntary manslaugh-ter for shooting FranciscoRodriguez,21,in the back of thehead on July 12,2005 as he ran tosafety outside his Redwood Cityhome. Orozco also admitted severalgang and wit-ness tamperingcharges. Inreturn,Orozcoreceived a 43-year sentence of which he mustserve 85 per-cent. He hascredit for 2,139days.On Thursday,Orozco tried with-drawing his plea but Judge LisaNovak denied the request beforeimposing the term,said prosecutorJosh Stauffer.The sentencing was a relief for
Forty-threeyears prisonfor shooting
Sentence ends case of JosueOrozco,14 at time ofarrest
Sandie Arnott
SCOTT LENHART/DAILY JOURNAL
Students from Hillsdale High School lined El Camino Real in San Mateo Friday to protest potential budget cutsto education and to express dismay that a sales tax extension measure that would have bridged the statebudget deficit was not placed on the June ballot.
CALLINGOUTFOREDUCATION
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Some residents in Foster City willsee their annual property tax billsdecline this year as San MateoCounty has reassessed home values,causing the city itself,however,tolose $625,000 in property tax rev-enue,money it had counted on tobalance this year’s budget.The assessment appeals weregranted by the county after the cityadopted its current budget,accord-ing to a quarterly financial reportthe City Council will hear Monday.Although Councilman Rick Wykoff said the reassessmentsshould not have a significant impacton the city’s budget,he did say itmakes it hard to balance the bookswhen revenue projections fall shortof expectations.“Basing budgets strictly onassessed valuation could becomeproblematic,he said.He does not begrudge propertyowners for seeking reappraisals,however.“I don’t see it as a penalty to thecity,he said. “It is positive for theproperty owner.”It could be problematic,however,if larger property owners such asGilead appeal their assessments,Wykoff said.To balance this year’s budget,Foster City will be forced to dip intoits reserves by about $3 million assales tax collections are down fromlast year and other revenue sourcesstay flat.The city,however,will finish theyear with $19.4 million in reserve,nearly 63 percent of its nearly $31million general fund expenditures,higher by far than other cities in thecounty.The city’s general fund revenue isprojected to be $27.5 million,about$3 million short of expenditures.Foster City was able to reamortizeits pension rate for public safety
Property reassessments hit Foster City’s budget
 Josue Orozco
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Rhythm-and-bluessinger Akon is 38.
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
1911
A fire broke out in Bangor,Maine,destroying much of the downtown areabefore it was brought under control thenext morning. Two deaths were blamedon the blaze.
In A.D. 311,
shortly before his death,Roman Emperor Galeriusissued his Edict of Toleration ending persecution of Christians.
In 1789,
George Washington took office in New York as the firstpresident of the United States.
In 1803
,the United States purchased the Louisiana Territoryfrom France for 60 million francs,the equivalent of about $15million.
In 1812
,Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union.
In 1900,
engineer John Luther “Casey”Jones of the IllinoisCentral Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan,Miss.,after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the pas-sengers.
In 1939,
the New York World’s Fair officially opened with aceremony that included an address by President Franklin D.Roosevelt.
In 1945,
as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker,Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day,EvaBraun.
In 1958,
the American Association of Retired Persons (latersimply AARP) was founded in Washington,D.C.
In 1968,
New York City police forcibly removed studentdemonstrators occupying five buildings at Columbia University.
In 1973,
President Richard M. Nixon announced the resigna-tions of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman,alongwith Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White Housecounsel John Dean.
Ten years ago:
California businessman Dennis Tito arrived atthe international space station aboard a Russian spacecraft.Federal intern Chandra Levy was last seen at a health club nearher apartment in Washington,D.C.“Love demands infinitely less than friendship.”— George Jean Nathan,American author and critic (1882-1958)
Singer WillieNelson is 78.Actress KirstenDunst is 29.
Birthdays
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY JOURNAL
South San Francisco Mayor Kevin Mullin plugs in an electric vehicle during theribbon cutting for the city’s new parking structure with more than 250 spaces. The facility features charging stations for electric vehicles.
Royalwedding
Williamweds Kate asbillions watch
See page 25
Wall Street
Strong earningsfrom Caterpillardrive Dow higher
See page 10
Saturday
:Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.North winds 15 to 20 mph.
Saturday night:
Clear. Lows in the 40s.Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph...Becomingnorth 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Sunday
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night
:Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwestwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Monday
:Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
Monday night through Friday:
Mostly clear.
“We’ve really scaled back and,while the policy hasnot yet been approved,we’re followingits guidelines and,in fact,living by a muchmore conservative method of investment.” 
Sandie Arnott,treasurer and tax collector
“Treasurer-tax collector rewritesinvestment policy,”see page 1
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are Gold Rush,No.1,in first place;Gorgeous GEorge,No.8,in secondplace;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:43.43.
Actress Cloris Leachman is 85. Actor Gary Collins is 73.Actor Burt Young is 71. Singer Bobby Vee is 68. Movie direc-tor Allan Arkush is 63. Actor Perry King is 63. Singer MerrillOsmond is 58. Movie director Jane Campion is 57. CanadianPrime Minister Stephen Harper is 52. Actor Paul Gross is 52.Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 50. Country musi-cian Robert Reynolds (The Mavericks) is 49. Actor AdrianPasdar is 46. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 44. Rock musicianClark Vogeler is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris “Choc”Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 40. Rock musician ChrisHenderson (3 Doors Down) is 40. Country singer CarolynDawn Johnson is 40. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 38. ActorJohnny Galecki is 36. Singer-musician Cole Deggs (ColeDeggs and the Lonesome) is 35. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 30.Rapper Lloyd Banks is 29. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson(The Wilkinsons) is 27. Actress Dianna Agron is 25.During his presidential campaign in1840,the opponents of Martin van Buren(1782-1862) said he “wallowed in rasp-berries,which meant he lived withshocking extravagance.***The singer and musician known as Princewas named Prince Rogers Nelson whenhe was born in 1958 in Minneapolis,Minn. The small singer (he stands 5 feet2 inches high) is primarily known for hisbig hit songs in the 1980s,including“1999(1982),“When Doves Cry”(1984) and “Raspberry Beret”(1985).***The name of the prince in the Disneymovie “Cinderella”(1950) was PrinceCharming.***The prince in the 1937 Disney movie“Snow White”had a minor role and wasnever referred to by name.***In the 1812 fairy tale “Little SnowWhite,by the Brothers Grimm,a daugh-ter was born that was “ as white as snow,as red as blood,and as black as ebonywood,”so she was named Snow White.***About one in every 17,000 people hasAlbinism. Their bodies do not producemelanin. Albinos have little or no pig-ment in their skin and hair.***People with albinism always have visionproblems,because of abnormal develop-ment of the retina.***The Latin prefix for the word white isalba. The word albedo refers to the per-centage of light an object reflects. A per-fectly white reflecting surface has analbedo of 1.0,a black absorbing surfacehas an albedo of 0.0.***The color white is made up of all colors.Clouds are made up of water droplets andice crystals. The water and ice reflect allcolors equally. The colors combinedmake clouds appear white.***Do you know what the words nimbostra-tus,altocumulus and cumulonimbusdescribe? See answer at end.***A barometer measures atmospheric pres-sure. A rain gauge measures the amountof rainfall and other forms of precipita-tion. An anemometer measures windspeed in miles per hour. These are alltools used by meteorologists.***The first weather satellite was launchedinto orbit in 1960. The satellite,calledTIROS (Television InfraRedObservational Satellite) drasticallychanged the ways weather was forecast.***The Weather Channel debuted in 1982and was available in 9 million homes.Today,The Weather Channel reachesover 87 million cable subscribers.***In 1985 The Weather Channel developedthe “Weather Star”system that enabledthem to gather all of the National WeatherService’s local data into their headquar-ters in Atlanta,Ga. With this develop-ment,The Weather Channel could sendlocalized weather reports and forecasts tocable stations within minutes.***
 Answer
:They are all types of clouds.There are four basic cloud classifica-tions:stratus,cumulus,cirrus and nim-bus. Stratus clouds are horizontal,lay-ered clouds. Cumulus clouds are largeand puffy. Cirrus clouds are thin and analtitude above 20,000 feet. Nimbusclouds are rain clouds. The words for the four basic cloud descriptions can be com-bined to describe every type of cloud. Luke Howard (1772-1864),an Englishchemist and pharmacist,established thecloud classifications in 1803.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? Emailknowitall@smdailyjournal.comor call 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)DAISYGRANTPEBBLE JACKETYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The Martian didn’t like taking the busbecause it made him feel — “ALIENATED”Now arrange the circled lettersto 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.
EWELHCTBHARIHNKSWSRPAL
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April 30 - May 1,2011
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LOCAL
Mark Denis Klebofski
Our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew,cousin and friend passed away on March 4, 2011.Mark was born in Redwood City to Mark andJeannette Klebofski.Mark attended San Carlos High School. He loved working on cars, remodeling homes and had anincredible passion for working with computers.Mark had received acclaim by CPU Magazine forhis innovative developments in Computer Modeling & Design. He took greatpride in sharing his knowledge and mentoring those around him. His workunder the “MKMods” label was known and respected worldwide. Mark lovedto help others – and his many skills allowed him to assist people in many  ways. Whether working with families through St. Vincents, helping his family,assisting neighbors, or teaching on the web, Mark touched many lives.Mark is survived by and will be missed by his mother Jeannette Klebofskiand her partner Dean Hoffman, brother Peter Klebofski, grandmother SidonieCanerot, Uncle and Aunt Leon and Carmen Canerot and numerous cousinsand friends.To honor Mark and his love for teaching Computer Modding, a donationfund has been established for the Washoe High School Computer Lab.Please send any gift in Marks’s name to: Washoe High School, 777W. 2nd St.,Reno, NV 89503 Attn: Janet Peraldo.Condolences and comments may be posted on www.mkmods.com
SAN CARLOS
Burglary
. A vehicle was broken into on the1500 block of Greenwood Avenue before 9:22a.m. Thursday,April 28.
Stolen vehicle
. A vehicle was reported stolenfrom the 900 block of Elm Street before 7:34a.m. Thursday,April 28.
Stolen vehicle.
A vehicle was reported stolenfrom the 2100 block of Cedar Street before6:20 a.m. Thursday,April 28.
Stolen vehicle.
A vehicle was reported stolenfrom the 1000 block of Rosewood Avenuebefore 6:19 a.m. Thursday,April 28.
Burglary
. A home was burglarized through anunlocked door on the 800 block of Tamarack Avenue before 3 p.m. Wednesday,April 27.
MENLO PARK
Stolen vehicle.
A vehicle was stolen from the2700 block of San Hill Road before 2:23 p.m.Tuesday,April 26.
Burglary
. A vehicle was broken into on the100 block of Durham Street before 5:23 p.m.Saturday,April 23.
Burglary
. A vehicle was broken into on the3000 block of Alameda de las Pulgas before12:40 p.m. Saturday,April 23.
Vandalism.
A window was smashed on the1300 block of Windermere Avenue before 6:20p.m. Friday,April 22.
Stolen vehicle.
A vehicle was stolen on the1100 block of Bieber Avenue before 12:12p.m. Friday,April 22.
Police reports
Leftover Easter eggs?
A truck and person was hit by eggs on thecorner of Howard Avenue and PrimroseRoad in Burlingame at 3:28 a.m. Monday,April 25.
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Mechanical marvels through the past twocenturies will be showcased on land and in airon the coastside Sunday when the 21st annualPacific Coast Dream Machine Show revs up.Two-thousand driving,flying and workingmachines from the 20th and 21st centuries willcome together in Half Moon Bay Sunday forthe annual event. A wonderful collection of carsof every era and style,model-T fire engines,vintage buses,custom motorcycles,tricked-outtrucks,sleek streamliners,one-of-a-kindantique engines and tractors as well as historicmilitary aircraft will be on display. The event isalso the largest fundraiser of the year for theCoastside Adult Day Health Center.Founder Bob Senz’s favorite part of the showis seeing grandparents sharing these machineswith their grandchildren.“Most of the stuff we show,little kids don’tever see them,”he said.There are steam tractors and engines,racecars,aircraft and even some unique additionsthis year like a super powerful U.S. Army NIKEHercules long-range missile — a once-in-a-life-time off-site public appearance.Senz became involved when a group asked tohelp with the fundraising event. Utilizing theairport seemed like a fit — it was open,fencedin and accessible. It began as a car and equip-ment show but grew over the years.Today,the event includes high-flyingmotocross exhibitions,the world’s fastest —and loudest — jet-powered rocket bike and spe-cial green machines. On the ground,spectatorswill get an up-close look at horseless carriages,military aviation wonders like an F/A-18Hornet,a supersonic,all-weather first-strikefighter jet used by the U.S. Navy and MarineCorps,and old-school steamrollers.Looking for something big? Dream Big couldbe the answer. The custom-built motorcycleweighs 6,500 pounds,is 11 feet tall and 20 feetlong with 10-foot handlebars.Gregory Dunham of Stockton dreamed up theworld’s largest motorcycle while watchingmonster trucks.At first,I thought about calling it sweetrevenge,he joked.Dunham,54,had done mostly bodywork before taking on the challenge of making hisdream machine a reality. The first step was find-ing the tires,which are 6 feet long and 3 feetwide. From there,Dunham learned anddesigned as he went. It took over three years tobuild,but Dunham admitted there is alwayssomething to be done on it.Those wanting to get off the ground can takea short flight in a variety of aviation machineslike helicopters,vintage bi-planes or a T-6 mili-tary trainer and P-51 Mustang,America’s pre-mier World War II fighter. Rides range from $40to $600. If the kids need a break from themachines,there will be a unicycle dirt drag rac-ing,other fun for kids,food and live music fea-turing Shana Morrison,Claddagh,the AndySantana Band and special guests.
 Dream Machines will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,May 1 at the Half Moon Bay Airport,located on Highway 1. Tickets are $20 for adults,$10 for teens 11 to 17 and seniors,and kids 10 and under are free. For more infor-mation visit www.miramarevents.com/dream-machines.
Dream Machines draws vehicles of all kinds
Gregory Dunham’s custom-built motorcycle weighs 6,500 pounds,is 11 feet tall and 20 feetlong with 10-foot handlebars will be at 21st annual Pacific Coast Dream Machine Show inHalf Moon Bay this Sunday.

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