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www.smdailyjournal.comTuesday
May 31,2011
Vol XI,Edition 246
STUDENT MISSING
LOCAL PAGE 6
CAP PITCHER‘SREDEMPTION
SPORTSPAGE 11
A PRODIGY IN ACTION
LOCAL PAGE 4
SEARCH ON FOR WOMAN LASTSEEN FRIDAY
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Double-double fans,start workingup an appetite.The long-awaited In-N-Out in SanCarlos plans to take its first order June16,said Assistant City Manager BrianMoura.Although the Palo Alto MedicalCenter is also doing work just adjacentto the burger joint,the city is experi-encing much more interest in whenfolks can get their animal style burgers,thick chocolate shakes and hot-from-the-fryer French fries.“I’m getting many more calls aboutIn-N-Out then the future of PAMF. Iguess not as many people are interest-ed in the hospital as food,Moura said.The restaurant is at 445 IndustrialRoad,at the northeast corner of HollyStreet and the former site of a sanitarysewer pump station that has since beendemolished. The 3,654-square-footrestaurant building will have patio din-ing,a drive-through aisle that canaccommodate up to 17 vehicles and a46-space parking lot.Construction broke ground last falland the 65-foot sign — one of thefinal touches — was scheduled to behoisted Friday.The In-N-Out is the fourth for SanMateo County,after other restaurantsin Daly City,Millbrae and RedwoodCity.The city had been marketing the sur-plus land parcel since March 2005before negotiating the $1.6 millionoffer for In-N-Out.Once the restaurant opens,theplanned PAMF project will follow.Cleanup is finishing and plans areanticipated in the next 30 to 60 days,Moura said.PAMF had hoped to break groundon the new clinic at 301 IndustrialRoad by the end of January but theland needed more environmental work first. The project was shelved in March2009 due to economic concerns untilbeing restarted late last year.
In-N-Out readying for its first order
In memory
Events to commemorate Memorial Day were held invarious locations on the Peninsula Monday includingSan Bruno and Hillsborough.The Golden GateNational Cemetery honored those veterans who diedserving the nation yesterday morning in San Bruno.Hundreds attended the observance and Pete Mc-Closkey,former congressman and veteran of theMarines,gave the keynote address.In Hillsborough,upper center,and upper right,the city held aMemorial Day parade and picnic that kicked off in themorning.The San Mateo County Horsemen’sAssociation Color Guard led the parade with manyfloats following behind.Community Gatepath,Shelter Network and the San Mateo High Schoolmarching band participated in the parade as did cub,girl and boy scout troops.
BILL SILVERFARB/DAILY JOURNALDAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
The Joinville Pool in San Mateowill likely operate in the summersonly as the city’s Parks andRecreation Department looks to trimnearly $600,000 from its annualbudget.Hours and programs at the KingCenter face reductions and otherdepartment programs are at risk,too,as the city moves to adopt its fiscalyear 2011-12 budget by the end of June.Year-round pool operations willcease because the San Mateo MarlinsMasters Swim program relocated tothe Fitness Club at the College of SanMateo,according to a staff report tothe Parks and RecreationCommission.The Marlins were the primary justi-fication for operating Joinville Poolyear-round,according to the staff report.The pool has also felt a decline inlap swim and hydrofit programs sincethe Fitness Club at CSM opened.City staff had considered leasingthe pool out to a private company tomanage but only got one proposal andeven considered ceasing aquatics pro-grams in its entirety before deciding
Budget cutsshrink poolavailability
San Mateo Parks and Recreationtrimming costs in new fiscal year
By Heather Murtagh
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Matteo Porcedda is the kind of student you want your child to be.The polite 17-year-old from SanMateo went from being a self-admitted lazy kid to a dedicatedwrestler and mentor. Also,when hisfather was diagnosed withAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis,known as Lou Gehrig’s disease,Porcedda was there to help withwhatever his family needed. That’snot a sacrifice for Porcedda whonoted his father’s constant supportfor whatever activity or dream hisson has. Now the Sequoia HighSchool senior is planning to attendthe University of California atBerkeley. Although he isn’t surewhat he’ll study,Porcedda is excitedto be close to home during his stud-ies.“For me,the most inspiring[Sequoia] senior has been MatteoPorcedda. His father is sufferingfrom ALS and,through this ordeal,
Staying close to home
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Actress SharonGless is 68
This Day in HistoryInsideSnapshotThought for the Day
1911
Strange but True
The hull of the Titanic was launchedfrom its building berth at the Port of Belfast,less than a year before theship’s fateful maiden voyage.
In 1790
,President George Washington signed into law thefirst U.S. copyright act.
In 1859
,the Big Ben clock tower in London went into oper-ation,chiming for the first time.
In 1889
,more than 2,000 people perished when a dam break sent water rushing through Johnstown,Pa.
In 1910
,the Union of South Africa was founded.
In 1941
,“Tobacco Road,a play about an impoverishedSouthern family based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell,closed on Broadway after a run of 3,182 performances.
In 1961
,South Africa became an independent republic as itwithdrew from the British Commonwealth.
In 1970
,a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Peru claimed an esti-mated 20,000 lives,according to the U.S. Geological Survey’swebsite.
In 1977
,the trans-Alaska oil pipeline,three years in themaking,was completed.
In 1985
,at least 88 people were killed,more than 1,000injured,as over 40 tornadoes swept through parts of Pennsylvania,Ohio,New York and Ontario,Canada,during aneight-hour period.
In 1994
,the United States announced it was no longer aim-ing long-range nuclear missiles at targets in the former SovietUnion.
“They that approve a private opinion,call it opinion; but theythat dislike it,heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than pri-vate opinion.”— Thomas Hobbes,English political philosopher (1588-1679).
Director ClintEastwood is 81.Hall of Famer JoeNamath is 68.
 Judge to rule on spatover seals at SoCal beach
SAN DIEGO — A squabble over aSouthern California cove has people tak-ing sides between two unlikely,but equal-ly adorable,causes.On one side are residents trying toreturn the La Jolla beach known asChildren’s Pool to the days when it was akids’swimming hole. On the other sideare the advocates for the plump seals thatgo there to sunbathe with their youngpups.Now a judge is expected to decidewhether the cove where a seawall wasbuilt in the 1930s to calm the Pacificwaters so children could play there needsto be cordoned off year round to protectharbor seals.Friday’s hearing comes a year after itappeared the city had ironed out its longdispute with seal advocates.The city council voted last May for ayear-round rope barrier to keep back thethousands of visitors who come to see thefederally protected seal colony,which cannumber up to 200 at certain times.The city also hired a part-time park ranger to diffuse the situation but to noavail.Those against restricting the publicbeach have set up colorful beach umbrel-las and chairs inside the area that the cityropes off during pupping season fromDecember to May.Opposing activists now man tables on acliff overlooking the cove to gather sup-port. They have at times gotten into heat-ed arguments in front of bewilderedtourists. Each side posts YouTube videos,accusing the other of harassment.Meanwhile,the San Diego PlanningCommission tossed the city council’sdecision,saying it would violate the city’scoastal plan by interfering with beachaccess.Seal advocates sued,saying the paneldid not have the authority to overrule thecouncil. The court will now decide.
Group pursues new‘Emerald City’in Humboldt Co.
EUREKA — A group of HumboldtCounty residents is attempting to form anew city in the heart of California’s famedhub of marijuana cultivation — an effortaimed at ensuring the area receives its fairshare of county services.The project,dubbed Emerald City,is inits earliest stages,with supporters seekingto raise $7,500 to fund a financial feasibil-ity study,which is the first step in the cityincorporation process.The boundaries of the proposed NorthCoast city haven’t yet been determined,but it would incorporate Garberville andRedway,both located about 50 miles southof Eureka with about 1,000 residents each.Jim Lamport,the project’s main propo-nent,said a new city would provide resi-dents of the southern part of the countywith greater political sway. County budgetcuts are threatening local services,includ-ing a sheriff’s substation in Garberville,where Lamport owns a legal documentservice.“There’s a feeling,shared by quite a fewpeople,that we need a stronger,biggerpolitical voice,he told the Santa RosaPress Democrat.
Feed the meter?There’s an app for that
HONOLULU — A new parking systemis being introduced for Honolulu’sChinatown that parking officials said willhelp boost business while cutting down onparking tickets.New high-tech meters could eliminatethe need for coins and reduce the risk of parking tickets by letting drivers add addi-tional time to their meters through creditcards and smartphone apps,said WayneYoshioka,director of the city’s Departmentof Transportation Services.The new system,which officials hope tohave installed at 232 parking spaces by theend of the year,would eliminate the needfor people to walk back to their cars to putcoins into the meter.If the meters in Chinatown work ashoped,another 2,779 on- and off-streetmeters throughout urban Honolulu could beretrofitted to include the new technology byfall 2012,Yoshioka said.While transportation officials moveahead with changes to the meters inChinatown,as well as 72 parking meters inthe underground Frank Fasi MunicipalParking Lot near Honolulu Hale,city parksofficials are planning to increase rates atmore than 278 meters around KapiolaniPark.The city is also planning to add 20 metersin a section of Chinatown where street park-ing is currently free.The additional meters would come afterthe city last year replaced free parkingaround Thomas Square with meters,whichhas made it easier for people to find spaces,according to Yoshioka.
Birthdays
 ANDREW SCHEINER / DAILY JOURNAL
A child escapes the brutal heat of Indianapolis on Memorial Day by coolingoff at a water park.
Banningbags
Belmont is look-ing to ban theuse of plasticbags andStryofoam
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OhioStatecoach quits
Embattledfootball coachJimTressellsubmitsresignation
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Tuesday:
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to15 mph.
Wednesday:
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunder-storms. Some thunderstorms may producesmall hail. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s. South windsaround 5 mph,becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the after-noon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Thursday:
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather ForecastLottoQuote of the Day
 The Daily Derby race winners are Hot Shot,No.03,in first place;LuckyCharms,No.12,in secondplace;and Whirl Win,No.06,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:47.63.
Actress Elaine Stewart is 82. Singer Peter Yarrow is 73.Former Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite is 72. Singer-musician Augie Meyers is 71. Actress Sharon Gless is 68.Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath is 68. Actor Tom Berengeris 61. Actor Gregory Harrison is 61. Actor Kyle Secor is 54.Actress Roma Maffia (ma-FEE’-uh) is 53. Comedian ChrisElliott is 51. Actress Lea Thompson is 50. Singer Corey Hartis 49. Actor Hugh Dillon is 48. Rapper DMC is 47. ActressBrooke Shields is 46. Country musician Ed Adkins (TheDerailers) is 44. Jazz musician Christian McBride is 39.Actress Archie Panjabi is 39. Actor Colin Farrell is 35.
(Answers tomorrow)CHEER TRUMPPASTRYCOUGARYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:True compensation for everything they did isimpossible, but we can — PAYRESPECTNow 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.
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“[Last year’s championship game loss] wasstill in the back of my mind during the CCSchampionship game this year.…I just wanted the opportunity to play in another championshipgame to get that feeling out of my head.” 
— Michele Pilster,Capuchino softball pitcher
“Walking off a champion,page 11
 
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LOCAL
SANBRUNO
Stolen vehicle
. A vehicle was stolen from the 200 block of San LuisAvenue before 9:45 p.m. Friday,May 20.
Vehicle burglary.
A solar flashlight and bag were taken from anunlocked vehicle on the 200 block of Linden Avenue before 5:16p.m. Friday,May 20.
Petty theft.
San Bruno pins were missing from a desk in a buildingon the 500 block of Linden Avenue before 12:03 p.m. Friday,May20.
Vandalism/malicious mischief.
A golf cart was vandalized on the1500 block of Magnolia Avenue before 5:57 a.m. Friday,May 20.
REDWOODCITY 
Hit and run with property damage.
A hit and run with propertydamage occurred on Redwood Avenue before 10:31 p.m. Friday,May 20.
Residential burglary.
A home was burglarized and a laptop com-puter was taken on Hoover Street before 2:27 p.m. Friday,May 20.
Vandalism.
Several employees had their vehicles keyed onMiddlefield Road before 2:10 p.m. Friday,May 20.
Police reports
Tough to get away
A chained-up motorcycle was stolen on Old CountyRoadin Belmont before 9:30 a.m. Thursday,may 19.
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
The city of Belmont is looking to get alittle greener by banning the use of plasticbags and polystyrene at local markets andrestaurants.A ban on polystyrene-based disposablefood boxes will decrease litter andcleanup costs and protect marine life,according to a staff report.Belmont’s Green Advisory Committeeis recommending the bans and the CityCouncil will discuss the items for the firsttime tonight.Residents in Belmont currently use 13million plastic bags each year. Banningthe single-use bags will protect marinelife and reduce the city’s cost of cleaningup the mess they leave in creeks andstorm drains,according to the staff report.San Francisco and Palo Alto alreadyhave such bans and San Carlos and DalyCity are also currently considering a banon the items.Plastic bag litter is a greater eyesoreand nuisance than other litter,accordingto the staff report,and anti-littering lawshave been ineffective.Cleaning up the litter comes at taxpay-er expense,somewhere in the area of $130,000 a year. Retailers offer plasticbags because they are much cheaper thanpaper bags. Plastic bags typically cost aretailer about 3 cents each compared to10 cents each for paper bags with the costbeing passed on to customers,accordingto the staff report.An ordinance the council will heartonight proposes to ban single-use plasticbags and require retailers to charge 15cents each for a paper bag which mustinclude 40 percent post-consumer recy-cled content.The council will consider the ban of polystyrene in a separate ordinance.In San Mateo County,the cities of Burlingame,San Bruno,Pacifica,SouthSan Francisco and Millbrae have alreadyadopted ordinances banning polystyrene,or Styrofoam,as it is more commonlycalled.
Plastic bag,polystyrene ban in works
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