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www.smdailyjournal.comFriday
Nov.18,2011
Vol XII,Edition 80
AFTERTWO MONTHS
WORLD PAGE 10
CCS QUESTIONSGET ANSWERED
SPORTSPAGE 11
AGSUBPOENASMORTGAGE FIRMS
STATE PAGE 7
OCCUPY PROTESTERS MARCH NATIONWIDE;300 ARRESTED
By Juliet Williamsand Judy Lin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO — Millions of California parents and schoolchild-ren face a direct hit from the state’slatest financial woes — the prospectof fewer school days that wouldmake California’s school yearamong the shortest in the nation andcould worsen its already troubledschool system.The state’s schools face up to $1.4billion in auto-matic spendingcuts after ana-lysts deter-mined thatCalifornia’s rev-enues havecome in dramat-ically lowerthan Gov. JerryBrown and statelawmakers had hoped.Among the options for school dis-tricts is slicing another seven daysoff the state’s minimum 175-dayschool year,which already is fivedays shorter than before the reces-sion began. Thirteen of the state’s30 largest school districts alreadyhave reduced their school yearbelow the previous minimum 180days,which is the national average.This week,the state LegislativeAnalyst’s Office released a bleak outlook that said 2011-12 revenuewill run $3.7 billion below the
Budget a direct hit to schools
California education faces up to $1.4 billion in automatic spending cuts
By Heather Murtaghand Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The state’s bleak financial fore-cast means $2 billion in triggercuts is almost a foregone conclu-sion,and local officials are ready-ing for the impact in the weeksahead.From mid-year cuts at schools tothe loss of funding for housingserious juvenile offenders,theimpact of the announcement willbe felt all over and in ways that arebecoming tiresome,local officialssaid.Wednesday’s report by the
Local officials prep for cuts
 Jerry Brown
Cities to sharefire personnel
Foster City,San Mateo makemoves toward full merger
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
Foster City and San Mateo are moving toward sharing morefire personnel as a way to save both cities money.The two cities already share a fire chief in Dan Belville,hired after Tom Reaves,Foster City’s former fire chief,retired inJune 2010.Belville,a San Mateo employee,nowleads the two departments and,if bothcouncils agree,the cities will now share adeputy fire chief and battalion chief aswell.So far,sharing fire services with SanMateo has worked out well although it isnot always simple,said Foster City Mayor Linda Koelling.“The plan so far has served us very successfully. It maysound simple,but it is not. There is a lot of planning related tothis,Koelling said.Foster City’s goal is to balance its budget by 2013 withoutdipping into its reserves. Its current deficit is about $3 millionand the city has been looking at ways to reduce expenditures in
Guide to ThanksgivingGuide to Thanksgiving
H
ow many people does a 12-pound turkeyfeed? How many servings in a can of cranberry sauce? How long should youbrine the bird? Don’t worry,we’re lousy atThanksgiving trivia,too. That’s why the DailyJournal has assembled a Turkey Day guide to helpyou with the upcoming holiday.
SEE GUIDE PAGES20-26
For even more Thanksgiving recipe ideas visit us onthe web at smdailyjournal.com and click on Lifestyle.
JD CRAYNE/DAILY JOURNAL FOOD STYLIST: A. CRAYNE
By Stephen Ohlemacher
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Millions of taxpayerswho take advantage of deductions for mort-gage interest,charitable donations and stateand local taxes would be targeted for potentialtax hikes under a GOP plan to raise taxes by$290 billion over the nextdecade to help reduce thenation’s deficit.Some workers could alsosee their employer-providedhealth benefits taxed for the
GOP debt plan would hitsome popular tax breaks
By Bill Silverfarb
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A judge has ruled against the city of Half Moon Bay for clearing out a clogged drainageditch in 2009 without seeking the proper per-mits.The city may object the ruling if the fine istoo excessive,Half Moon Bay Vice MayorAllan Alifano told the Daily Journal yesterday.The ruling calls for the city to pay a mini-mum of $1,000 for each day that the violationpersists but city officials have yet to determinewhat the overall fine might be.San Mateo County Superior Court JudgeJulie Conger found the city violated theCoastal Act,putting the habitat for some
City braces for Coastal Act fine
Half Moon Bay workers put endangered habitat at risk 
Linda Koelling
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Friday
Nov.18,2011
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Actor Oscar Nunezis 53.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
1883
The United States and Canada adopteda system of Standard Time zones.
“‘It can’t happen here’is number one on the list of famous last words.” 
— David Crosby,rock singer-musician
Comedian KevinNealon is 58.Actor OwenWilson is 43.
In other news ...Birthdays
REUTERS
An acrobat jumps through a ring of knives and fire during a performance at the second Anhui Folk Acrobatic Art Festival inLinquan county,Anhui province,China.A total of 46 acrobatic groups and more than 400 acrobats will perform during thethree-day festival,according to the organizers.
Friday
:Showers likely. Highs in the lower50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night:
Showers likely in theevening...Then isolated showers after mid-night. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwestwinds 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday
:Mostly cloudy. Highs in thelower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in themorning...Becoming light.
Saturday night
:Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwinds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Sunday:
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 50s.
Sunday night through Monday night:
Partly cloudy. Lows inthe lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Tuesday
:Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather ForecastLotto
 The Daily Derby race winners are No.07 Eurekain first place;No.05 California Classic in secondplace;and No.09 Winning Spirit in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:43.53.
(Answers tomorrow)DOUSE TEMPTSOCIALAROUNDYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:After realizing he’d misplaced the map, thehiker — LOSTITNow 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.
CTFHESAOEROTHOSMTAARAV
©2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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In 1886,
the 21st president of the United States,Chester A.Arthur,died in New York.
In 1910,
British suffragists clashed with police outsideParliament on what became known as “Black Friday.
In 1928,
Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated car-toon,“Steamboat Willie”starring Mickey Mouse,premiered inNew York.
In 1936,
Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish governmentof Francisco Franco.
In 1958,
the cargo freighter SS Carl D. Bradley sank during astorm in Lake Michigan,claiming 33 of the 35 lives on board.
In 1966,
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the ruleagainst eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent.
In 1978,
U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan,D-Calif.,and four others werekilled in Jonestown,Guyana,by members of the Peoples Temple;the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicideby more than 900 cult members.
In 1987
,the congressional Iran-Contra committees issued theirfinal report,saying President Ronald Reagan bore “ultimateresponsibility”for wrongdoing by his aides.In 1991,Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freed AnglicanChurch envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland,the Americandean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut.
In 2000,
actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones weremarried in an extravagant wedding at The Plaza hotel in NewYork City.
Ten years ago:
Phillips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc.announced they were merging in a deal to create the third-largestU.S. oil and gas company.
Five years ago:
President George W. Bush,in Hanoi for a sum-mit of Pacific Rim countries,lined up support for pressuringlong-defiant North Korea to prove it was serious about disman-tling its nuclear weapons program.Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 72. Author-poet Margaret Atwood is72. Actress Linda Evans is 69. Actress Susan Sullivan is 69.Country singer Jacky Ward is 65. Actor Jameson Parker is 64.Actress-singer Andrea Marcovicci is 63. Rock musician HermanRarebell is 62. Singer Graham Parker is 61. Actor Delroy Lindo is59. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is 55.Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 51. Singer Kim Wilde is 51. Rock musician Kirk Hammett (Metallica) is 49. Rock singer TimDeLaughter is 46. Actor Romany Malco is 43. Singer DuncanSheik is 42. Actor Mike Epps is 41. Actress Peta Wilson is 41.Actress Chloe Sevigny is 37. Country singer Jessi Alexander is 35.
Demi Moore todivorce Ashton Kutcher
LOS ANGELES — Demi Moore isending her marriage to fellow actorAshton Kutcher,she told the AssociatedPress on Thursday.Moore,49,and Kutcher,33,were wedin September 2005.The couple’s relationship becametabloid fodder in recent months asrumors swirled about Kutcher’s allegedinfidelity.“It is with great sadness and a heavyheart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman,amother and a wife there are certain val-ues and vows that I hold sacred,and it isin this spirit that I have chosen to moveforward with my life. This is a tryingtime for me and my family,and so Iwould ask for the same compassion andprivacy that you would give to anyonegoing through a similar situation,shesaid in her statement to the AP.The pair frequently used Twitter tocommunicate with each other as mil-lions of fans followed along.“I will forever cherish the time I spentwith Demi,Kutcher tweeted Thursday.“Marriage is one of the most difficultthings in the world and unfortunatelysometimes they fail.”Moore said in 2007 that her May-December relationship with the star of “That ‘70s Showand “Punk’d— whois 15 years youngerthan Moore —“caught us both bysurprise.”“If somebodywould have said,‘OK,here is the pre-diction:You’re goingto meet a man 25years old and he’sgoing to see beingwith you and havingyour three kids as abonus,’I would havesaid,‘Keep dream-ing,”’Moore said ina 2007 interviewwith Vanity Fair. “Ithink it caught usboth by surprise,andparticularly him.”Kutcher became astepfather to Moore’s three daughters —Rumer,Scout and Tallulah Belle —from her 13-year marriage to actorBruce Willis. Moore and Willis divorcedin 2000 but remained friendly. Mooreand Kutcher were photographed social-izing with Willis,and the couple attend-ed Willis’wedding to model-actressEmma Heming in 2009.Moore and Kutcher created the DNAFoundation,also known as the Demi andAshton Foundation,in 2010 to combatthe organized sexual exploitation of girlsaround the globe. They later lent theirsupport to the United Nations’efforts tofight human trafficking,a scourge theinternational organization estimatesaffects about 2.5 million people world-wide.Moore can be seen on screen in therecent films “Margin Call”and“Another Happy Day.”Kutcher replacedCharlie Sheen on TV’s “Two and a Half Men”as is part of the ensemble film“New Year’s Eve,set for release nextmonth.
Ohio troopers say theyfoundgift-wrapped pot
SPRINGFIELD,Ohio — Ohio troop-ers making a traffic stop say they founda pot present:a gift-wrapped packagecontaining 25 individually wrappedpackets of marijuana.The driver,from Washington state,has been charged with trafficking andpossession of marijuana and possessionof criminal tools,both felonies,and amisdemeanor count of driving undersuspension.The State Highway Patrol says the 28pounds of pot discovered in the car’strunk is valued at more than $63,000.Thirty-five-year-old Robert Gomez of Bremerton,Wash.,is being held in theClark County jail. Jail officials didn’tknow whether he had an attorney,andnone was indicated in court records.
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BURLINGAME
Theft
. Someone stole golf clubs on the 200block of Anza Boulevard before 5:46 p.m.Tuesday,Nov. 16.
Theft.
A suitcase was taken from an unlockedvehicle on the 1600 block of SkylineBoulevard before 7:54 a.m. Tuesday,Nov. 16.
Burglary
. A window was smashed and abackpack was stolen from a vehicle on the1200 block of Bayshore Highway before 7:18a.m. Tuesday,Nov. 16.
Burglary
. A laptop was stolen from a vehicleon the first block of Bay View Place before8:47 p.m. Monday,Nov. 14.
Theft
. A cellphone was stolen on the 1300block of Bayshore Avenue before 4:43 p.m.Monday,Nov. 14.
Stolen car
. A vehicle was stolen from a garageon the 1400 block of Floribunda Avenuebefore 7:11 a.m. Monday,Nov. 14.
FOSTER CITY 
Threats
. A pizza shop employee reportedbeing threatened at knifepoint by a co-workeron Edgewater Boulevard before 2:01 p.m.Wednesday,Nov. 16.
Fraud.
A woman reported that her credit cardwas used without authorization to make onlinepurchases on the Marlin Avenue before 1:03p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 8.
Arrest.
A man was arrested for possession of an illegal dagger on Vintage Park Drive before1 a.m. Monday,Nov. 7.
Police reports
The sale that got away
A woman was test driving a vehicle thatwas being sold and took off with the carand the paperwork on Redwood ShoresParkway in Redwood City before 11:52a.m. Tuesday,Nov. 8.
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF REPORT
A longtime Belmont police officer and twoofficers with the California Highway Patrolstationed in Redwood City were honored thisweek by state Attorney General KamalaHarris for their outstanding achievements.CHP officers Randy Vigus and AaronNelson,who work out of Redwood City,were honored with valor awards for puttingtheir own lives at risk in an attempt to save asuicidal woman who tried to jump from abridge on Woodside Road in Redwood Citylast year.Belmont police Lt. Kevin Daley,who joined the force in 1984,received a certifi-cate of commendation by Harris Wednesdayfor a lifetime of work. Daley,set to retiresoon,was nominated for the award byBelmont Police Chief Don Mattei.Daley has worked for the Belmont PoliceDepartment 28 years and Mattei called him a“consummate leader.“From his early years as a reserve policeofficer and patrol officer,to his senior posi-tions as lieutenant and SWAT commander,Kevin has always set astandard for others to fol-low,Mattei wrote toHarris.Daley cares for those heleads and has a passionatecommitment to the com-munity,Mattei wrote.“Kevin will retireknowing the satisfactionof a job well done and thepride that he leavesbehind an organizationthat will carry on his pro-fessional values for gener-ations to come,”Matteiwrote.Harris presented theaward Wednesday at theAlameda County Sheriff’sDepartment to Daleyalong with Vigus andNelson of the CHP.At about 3:30 a.m.,Sept.,2,2010,the twohighway patrol officers spotted a womanstanding on the north sideof a bridge on WoodsideRoad that crosses ElCamino Real in RedwoodCity. Woodside Road,orState Route 84,ispatrolled by the CHP.Upon arrival,the twoofficers saw the womanthrow her purse over thebridge,which spans 27feet above El Camino Real.As they approached the woman,she beganscreaming and said she planned to jump fromthe bridge.The woman placed her right foot on thebridge railing,pushed off with her left footand began to fall from the bridge. The offi-cers responded instantly as Vigus grabbedher torso as she fell from the bridge and wasquickly assisted by Nelson. She becamecombative and attempted to strike the offi-cers as they brought her to safety.The officers received the valor award forplacing themselves in imminent peril of death or serious injury.
Local cops get high honors
Randy VigusKevin DaleyAaron Nelson
Police officer shot,killed
A police officer who was shot whileresponding to a bank robbery in Vallejo diedThursday afternoon,according to authori-ties.A patrol officer responded to reports of abank robbery at the Bank of America onSprings Road at around 1:30 p.m.,Vallejopolice said.The officer spotted the suspect vehiclenear the bank and a car chase followed,end-ing in the 100 block of Janice Street,accord-ing to police.The suspect got out of his vehicle and ranaway and the officer chased him into a resi-dential neighborhood where the suspect shotthe officer,police said.The officer was taken to a hospital wherehe succumbed to his injuries.Betty Clarke,who lives in the 100 block of Janice Street,said she was at home when sheheard sirens,then popping sounds,and wentoutside to see what was going on.She said it appeared a beige SUV beingchased by police crashed near Janice Streetand Mark Avenue. A neighbor who was driv-ing home with her child was broadsided byone of the vehicles as she pulled into herdriveway,she said.Clarke said a man inside the SUV ran intoa backyard,and that police searched nearbyyards — including hers,ripping off thedoors to her shed.Further information regarding the shoot-ing was not immediately available.
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