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By Lisa Leff
California regulators on
Thursday unanimously approved
a two-year Pacific Gas and
Electric Co. rate increase of $299
million to help pay for pipeline
inspection and upgrade costs in
the wake of the fatal 2010 gas
pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
The amount approved by the
California Public Utilities
Commission was considerably less
than the nearly $769 million PG&E
had sought, but more than survivors
of the blast felt the company should
be allowed. Residential customers
will see their monthly bills go up by
an average of 88 cents next year and
$1.36 in 2014, utility spokeswoman
Brittany Chord said.
The money is aimed at safety test-
ing, replacing and upgrading hun-
dreds of miles of PG&E’s gas trans-
mission lines after the Sept. 9, 2010,
blast that killed eight people and
destroyed 38 homes in the bedroom
community of San Bruno. The total
cost of those improvements has
been estimated at around $2.2 bil-
Consumer advocates and sur-
vivors of the inferno sparked by a
ruptured pipeline nonetheless criti-
cized commissioners for a last-
minute decision Thursday to scrap
an administrative law judge’s pro-
posal to lower how much PG&E
shareholders will be allowed to
profit in the next few decades from
investments connected to the safety
The nonprofit Utility Reform
Network legal director Tom Long
said the commission’s move means
that ratepayers ultimately will be
footing 55 percent of the safety
PG&E customers help foot bill
Two-year $299 million rate increase will help fund utility’s pipeline inspection, upgrade
By Don Thompson
SACRAMENTO — In response
to the killing of schoolchildren in
Connecticut, the federal government
should consider California’s strate-
gy for dealing with mental illness,
experts and lawmakers said
The Mental Health Services Act
passed by voters in 2004 levied a
special tax on high-income residents
to pay for housing, medication, ther-
apy and other services.
The tax has helped more than
60,000 Californians. A fifth of the
money is dedicated to prevention
and early intervention, though The
Associated Press reported in August
that tens of millions of dollars had
gone to general wellness programs
for people who had not been diag-
nosed with any mental illness.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell
Steinberg said the act that he cham-
pioned has been effective in promot-
ing early and broad-ranging inter-
He sent a letter to Vice President
Joe Biden, urging him to consider
California’s experience as he seeks
ways to increase mental health
resources and avert violence.
On Wednesday, President Barack
Obama instructed Biden to oversee
the administration-wide review that
also will consider gun control legis-
lation and ways to keep society from
glamorizing guns and violence.
The federal government should
match money raised in California
and other states to create the foun-
State offered as
national model
for mental health
By Michelle Durand
The Japanese diplomat originally
charged with more than a dozen
counts of domestic violence for a
string of assaults on his wife which
she photographed pleaded no con-
test yesterday to fewer charges in
return for a plea deal that spares him
the possibility of prison.
Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, instead
faces up to a
year in jail for
two felony
counts of
domestic vio-
lence. He took
the negotiated
settlement yes-
terday to avoid
trial on the
charges that car-
Japanese diplomat takes
plea deal for wife abuse
Richard Lipfin and Jerry Spence were homeless last year at this time.This year, they both live in the Vendome, a
facility in downtown San Mateo owned by the city and operated by InnVision Shelter Network to provide services
for the formerly homeless.
By Bill Silverfarb
Last Christmas, Jerry Spence was
living in a Volkswagen van in down-
town San Mateo but at least he had
some shelter from the cold, unlike
some of the other chronically home-
less in the area. Richard Lipfin spent
last Christmas pacing back and forth
in the parking lot of the downtown
Caltrain station on not what he
would call his best day. Lipfin didn’t
have a van to call home, though. He
had nothing really.
This year is a little different for
the two men as they both now live at
the Vendome, run by InnVision
Shelter Network and owned by the
city of San Mateo to provide perma-
nent supportive housing for the for-
merly chronic homeless. The city
bought the old hotel in 2009 to
address its homeless problem down-
town. It also created the Homeless
Outreach Team and downtown
police Officer Robert Anderson was
instrumental in reaching out to
homeless people living downtown
to bring them off the streets and into
Anderson is retired now but both
Spence and Lipfin credit the man for
helping to make their lives more
healthy today.
All three celebrated with each
other yesterday as San Mateo Police
Chief Susan Manheimer hosted an
annual holiday party at the Vendome
for the people who live there and the
staff who provide services for them.
Lipfin, 46, was homeless for
about two years in downtown.
Having some mental health issues,
he now has access to psychiatry and
is being helped by InnVision Shelter
Network to access other critical
services to help the man lead a
healthy life. Not to mention the
daily hot showers he missed out on
for two years.
Spence, 66, lived in the van for
A healthy holiday
Former homeless now have housing at Vendome
See NAGAYA, Page 23
Yoshiaki Nagaya
See PG&E, Page 23
See HEALTH, Page 23
See VENDOME, Page 23
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Ray Romano is 55.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Walt Disney’s first feature-length ani-
mated cartoon, “Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs,” had its world premiere
in Los Angeles.
“Many human beings say that
they enjoy the winter, but what they
really enjoy is feeling proof against it.”
— Richard Adams, English author
Actress Jane
Fonda is 75.
Actor Kiefer
Sutherland is 46.
In other news ...
A participant holds up a sky lantern to be launched in Zagreb, Croatia.
Friday: Breezy. Rain and isolated thunder-
storms. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds
20 to 30 mph.
Friday night: Rain and isolated thunder-
storms. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds
10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Breezy. Isolated thunderstorms
in the morning. Rain. Highs in the mid 50s.
Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday night: Breezy...Rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph
after midnight.
Sunday: Breezy...Rain. Highs in the mid 50s.
Sunday night: Breezy...Rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the
mid 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
The Daily Derby race winners are No. 12 Lucky
Charms in first place; No. 09 Winning Spirit in
second place; and No. 08 Gorgeous George in
third place.The race time was clocked at 1:49.40.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: Leaves falling off the trees each year is —
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
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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In 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the
first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.
In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional
act authorizing the Navy Medal of Honor.
In 1879, the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House” premiered at
the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.
In 1910, 344 coal miners were killed in Britain’s Pretoria Pit
In 1942, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Williams v. North
Carolina, ruled 6-2 that all states had to recognize divorces
granted in Nevada.
In 1945, Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany,
of injuries from a car accident.
In 1948, the state of Eire, or Ireland, passed an act declaring
itself a republic.
In 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected to a seven-year term as
the first president of the Fifth Republic of France.
In 1971, the U.N. Security Council chose Kurt Waldheim to
succeed U Thant as Secretary-General.
In 1976, the Liberian-registered tanker Argo Merchant broke
apart near Nantucket Island, off Massachusetts, almost a week
after running aground, spilling 7.5 million gallons of oil into
the North Atlantic.
In 1988, 270 people were killed when a terrorist bomb explod-
ed aboard a Pam Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
In 1991, eleven of the 12 former Soviet republics proclaimed
the birth of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the
death of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Ten years ago: A military helicopter crash in Afghanistan
killed seven German peacekeepers who were on board and two
children on the ground; a U.S. soldier was killed in combat.
Country singer Freddie Hart is 86. Actor Ed Nelson is 84. Talk
show host Phil Donahue is 77. Movie director John Avildsen is
77. Actor Larry Bryggman is 74. Singer Carla Thomas is 70.
Musician Albert Lee is 69. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is
68. Actor Josh Mostel is 66. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 64.
Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is 62. Singer Betty Wright is
59. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert is 58. Actress
Jane Kaczmarek is 57. Country singer Lee Roy Parnell is 56.
Entertainer Jim Rose is 56. Country singer Christy Forester (The
Forester Sisters) is 50. Rock musician Murph (The Lemonheads;
Dinosaur Jr.) is 48. Actor-comedian Andy Dick is 47.
In Mexico, New Agers
hope Dec. 21 brings new era
MERIDA, Mexico — The crystal
skulls have spoken: The world is not
going to end.
American seer Star Johnsen-Moser
led a whooping, dancing, drum-beating
ceremony Thursday in the heart of
Mayan territory to consult several of the
life-sized crystal skulls, which adherents
claim were passed down by the ancient
The skulls weren’t the only inheri-
tances left by the ancient civilization
that have been making waves this week:
The supposed end of the Maya long-
count calendar on Friday has prompted a
wave of doomsday speculation across
the globe.
“This is not the end of the world, this
is the beginning of the new world,”
Johnsen-Moser said at a gathering of
hundreds of spiritualists at a convention
center in Merida. “It is most important
that we hold a positive, beautiful reality
for ourselves and our planet ... Fear is
out of place.”
The supposed 5 a.m. Friday doomsday
hour had already arrived in several parts
of the world with no sign of the apoca-
The social network Imgur posted pho-
tos of clocks turning midnight in the
Asia-Pacific region with messages such
as: “The world has not ended. Sincerely,
New Zealand.”
In Merida, the celebration of the cos-
mic dawn began with a fumbling of the
sacred fire meant to honor the calendar’s
Gabriel Lemus, the white-haired
guardian of the flame, burned his finger
on the kindling and later had to scoop up
a burning log that was knocked out of
the ceremonial brazier onto the wooden
Still, the white-clad Lemus was con-
vinced that it was a good start, as he was
joined by about 1,000 other shamans,
seers, stargazers, crystal enthusiasts,
yogis, sufis and swamis at the conven-
tion center about an hour and a half from
the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza.
“It is a cosmic dawn,” said Lemus.
“We will recover the ability to commu-
nicate telepathically and levitate objects
... like our ancestors did.”
Celebrants later held their arms in the
air in a salute to the Thursday morning
“The galactic bridge has been estab-
lished,” announced spiritual leader
Alberto Arribalzaga, who led the cere-
mony. “At this moment, spirals of light
are entering the center of your head ...
Generating powerful vortexes that cover
the planet.”
Few here believe the world will end on
Friday; the summit is scheduled to run
through Sunday. Instead, participants
say, they are here to celebrate the birth
of a new age.
A Mexican Indian seer who calls him-
self Ac Tah, and who has traveled
around Mexico erecting small pyramids
he calls “neurological circuits,” said he
holds high hopes for Dec. 21.
“We are preparing ourselves to receive
a huge magnetic field straight from the
center of the galaxy,” he said.
Terry Kvasnik, 32, a stunt man and
acrobat from Manchester, England, said
his motto for the day is “Be in love,
don’t be in fear.” While he didn’t know
exactly which ceremony he’ll attend on
Friday, he guaranteed with a smile, “I’m
going to be in the happiest place I can.”
Set up in the conference’s exhibition
hall were dozens of booths, where in
addition to having your aura pho-
tographed with “Chi” light, you can buy
mandalas, get a shamanic cleansing,
develop your “golden light” and buy
sandals, herbs and whole-grain baked
goods. Cleansing here is done studious-
ly and repeatedly, and usually involves
copal incense waved around one’s body.
Visitors could also learn the art of
“healing drumming” with a Mexican
Otomi Indian master who calls himself
Dabadi Thaayroyadi and says his slen-
der, handheld, plate-sized drums are
made with prayers embedded into them.
He said the drums emit “an intelligent
energy” that can heal emotional, physi-
cal and social ailments.
During the opening ceremony partici-
pants chanted mantras to the blazing
Yucatan sun, which quickly burned the
fair-skinned crowd.
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Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
We Buy Gold, Jewelry,
Diamonds, Silver & Coins
Burglary. A burglary occurred on the 700
block of Elm Street before 11:10 a.m. on
Monday, Dec. 17.
DUI. A man was arrested for driving while
intoxicated on the first block of Fay Avenue
before 2:16 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17.
Drugs. A man was arrested and booked into
the San Mateo County Jail for possessing a
controlled substance and paraphernalia on the
900 block of Holly Street before midnight on
Monday, Dec. 17.
Vandalism. Vandalism occurred on the first
block of Laurel Street before 2:24 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 15.
Arrest. A man was arrested for driving with a
suspended license on Brittan Avenue and
Industrial Road before 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 14.
Found property. A stolen vehicle was recov-
ered from Taylor and Glenn ways before 3:38
a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.
Unlicensed driver. An Oakland resident was
cited and released for driving without a license
on Chess and Hatch drives before 11:19 p.m.
on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Fraud. A woman reported she lost her wallet
on Shell Boulevard before 2:15 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Accident. A vehicle struck a child on a bicycle
on Grebe and Marlin avenues before 3:23 p.m.
on Monday, Dec. 17. The child did not suffer
any major injuries.
ID theft. Someone reported unauthorized
charges on their debit card totaling more tan
$700 on Rudder Lane before 9:55 a.m. on
Monday, Dec. 17.
Police reports
A man was disruptive at a church on
Walnut Avenue in South San Francisco
before 5:16 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The candidate filing period for the upcom-
ing Coastside Fire Protection District recall
election will be open from now until Jan. 24,
San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer
Mark Church announced.
The election is to determine if Michael
Alifano, Douglas Mackintosh, and/or Gary
Riddell, members of the Coastside Fire
Protection District Board of Directors, shall
be recalled from office.
If a majority of the recall vote is “yes” as to
any of the three offices, the election will also
determine who will replace the ousted mem-
ber on the board.
Mackintosh, the board’s president, Alifano
and Riddell are facing recall for their efforts to
re-establish a stand-alone fire department on
the coast and ditch its contract with the
California Department of Forestry and Fire
The board voted at its Dec. 12 meeting 3-
2 to hold the election in April with directors
Gary Burke and Ginny McShane voting to
hold the election sooner as the fire district’s
contract with Cal Fire expires June 30,
Individuals interested in running should
come to the Elections Office on 40 Tower
Road in San Mateo, having decided which of
the three member’s seats they wish to hold.
Candidates interested in pursuing a seat on the
Coastside Fire Protection Board of Directors
should call the Candidate Filing Officer,
Meaghan Hassel Shearer at (650) 312-5222 to
make an appointment to review the steps in
the process, the forms and the requirements
for successfully filing.
For more information, voters can call (650)
312-5222 or visit www.shapethefuture.org.
Filing period open for fire board seats
By Sasha Lekach
Several Bay Area legislators Thursday
announced plans to expand two Northern
California national marine sanctuaries with
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, U.S. Rep. Lynn
Woolsey, D-Petaluma, and fellow representa-
tives Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and Jackie
Speier, D-San Mateo, joined together with
other federal officials in Washington, D.C., to
announce the expansion of the boundaries of
the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank
national marine sanctuaries.
The expanded area would extend from the
waters of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County to
Alder Creek in Mendocino County, which
includes Point Arena to the north, according to
NOAA officials.
The sanctuaries, established by Congress in
the 1980s, together already protect nearly
2,000 square miles of ocean near the coast of
San Francisco. Woolsey has been champi-
oning for expanded protection since 2004 by
introducing legislation to Congress. “The
north coast of California is one of the most
beautiful and pristine,” she said at Thursday’s
news conference. “This area is a national
She called the sanctuaries a “protective
shield” that is expected to move forward with
expansion plans through NOAA within the
next 18 to 24 months starting in January.
The proposed plan would expand the sanc-
tuaries by more than 2,000 square miles, dou-
bling the area. Woolsey compared the sanctu-
aries as about the same size as the state of
The process to designate a larger nautical
area as a marine sanctuary involves NOAA’s
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, who
started a public process to review the bound-
aries. Comments will be accepted through
March 1, according to NOAA officials.
Three public scoping meetings are sched-
uled. One will be held at Bodega Bay Grange
Hall in Bodega Bay at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24.
Two other meetings will be held in February
in Point Arena and Gualala.
Boxer praised ongoing efforts to increase
the coastal area that is protected by law from
oil drilling, dumping, and excessive boat traf-
fic and other use.
She noted the dozens of threatened or
endangered species, including the humpback
whale and leatherback turtle, that will be fur-
thered protected under the expansion.
The area is also known for its 300 species of
fish, abundance of seabirds and large stock of
the world’s whale and dolphin species, Boxer
Along with protecting the environment,
Woolsey is concerned about maintaining the
economic status of the area, where industries
including fishing and tourism provide many
“Jobs and livelihoods hang in the balance,”
she said.
Boxer echoed those concerns, claiming the
“expanded sanctuaries will preserve half a
million jobs.”
Lee thanked Woolsey and other representa-
tives for pushing for the expansion to protect
the environment.
“We are going to be a safe and secure and
pure place,” she said.
Speier touched on the legacy Woolsey is
leaving behind before she retires Jan. 3.
“Our real job is planning for and protecting
the future,” Speier said.
Gov. Jerry Brown, other state and regional
leaders and many environmental advocates
have come out in support of the expansion,
according to Woolsey.
State marine sanctuaries to be expanded
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Police look for hit-and-run driver
who sent pedestrian to hospital
South San Francisco police are on the
lookout for a man suspected of hitting a
pedestrian with his truck in front of a
church Wednesday night.
At approximately 6:52 p.m., the truck
hit the pedestrian in front of the All Souls
Catholic Church on the 400 block of west-
bound Miller Avenue just west of Walnut
Avenue. The pedestrian was sent to the
hospital with life-threatening injuries,
according to police.
The truck is described as a 1997 white
Ford F250 extended cab 4x4 pickup truck.
The truck had a silver “diamond-plate”
running boards and tool box in the truck
bed. It also had a black metal lumber rack
that extended over the truck bed and roof.
The driver was described as white, 27,
with long (beyond the shoulders) wavy
brown hair and a goatee or beard, accord-
ing to police. Police believe he may live
near the scene of the collision. Anyone
with any information should call police at
877-8900 or the anonymous tip line at
Millbrae school nominated for
2013 National Blue Ribbon Honor
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson
announced the nomination of 35
California public schools for the coveted
National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
award, including Taylor Middle School in
Schools are eligible to be considered for
the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Program if they meet either one of two
performance criteria: exemplary high-per-
forming schools or exemplary improving
Based on student population, California
may nominate up to 35 qualified schools
each year. Blue Ribbon winners are usual-
ly announced in September.
DUI checkpoint tonight
Police will be stopping vehicles on
Peninsula Avenue in San Mateo tonight to
check for people driving under the influ-
The checkpoint starts at 6 p.m. and con-
clude at 2 a.m. on Peninsula Avenue near
North Delaware Street.
It will be held in conjunction with other
special DUI enforcement patrols occur-
ring throughout San Mateo County as part
of the statewide Drunk Driving, Over the
Limit enforcement campaign.
Draper University
offers scholarship
Draper University of Heroes in San
Mateo and the Resnick Sustainability
Institute at the California Institute of
Technology are partnering to create a
Transformational Idea Award within the
First Look West business plan competi-
It will be open to all university students
in the United States who enter the FLoW
competition. The award includes a $5,000
cash prize and full scholarship for the
winning team to attend Draper
University’s eight-week entrepreneurial
program in downtown San Mateo.
FLoW, a consortium led by the Resnick
Sustainability Institute, and funded by the
U.S. Department of Energy, accelerates
clean-tech innovation and fosters student
entrepreneurship through a Western
Regional business plan competition.
HUD awards $4M for assisted-
living units in Half Moon Bay
The U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development awarded $26 million
in grants yesterday to the owners of multi-
family housing developments in nine
states to convert some or all of their apart-
ments into assisted living or service-
enriched environments for elderly resi-
In California, The Lesley Foundation at
701 Arnold Way in Half Moon Bay
received a grant of more than $4 million to
make the conversions. Lesley has five sen-
ior living communities in the county.
The funding is provided through HUD’s
Assisted Living Conversion Program
which supports the transformation of
housing into units that can accommodate
the special needs of seniors seeking to
remain in their homes or “age in place.”
Stepdad pleads not
guilty to molesting girls
A Millbrae man accused of molesting
his young stepdaughters pleaded not
guilty yesterday to charges that could
bring him up to life in prison if convicted.
Richard Kenneth Watterworth is
charged with 12 felonies, including four
counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 by
fear or force, three counts of child
molestation, oral copulation, two counts
of threatening a witness and two counts of
committing continuous sexual molesta-
tion. The last charge carries a potential life
He returns to court Feb. 8 for a prelimi-
nary hearing.
Watterworth was arrested after a rela-
tive contacted Millbrae about suspicions
of abuse. According to prosecutors,
Watterworth abused his wife’s 12-year-
old daughters after meeting her online in
2009 and bringing the family over from
the Philippines.
He is free is on $1 million bail.
Local briefs
Jail and probation
for mugger who
stabbed teen, 17
A would-be mugger accused of stabbing a teenage Good
Samaritan who stepped in at his mother’s urging in April was
sentenced yesterday to a year in jail and supervised probation
for possessing a dagger.
Hector Mora, 30, pleaded no contest last month to that
charge rather than stand trial on counts of attempted robbery
and assault with a deadly weapon. Mora also admitted having
a prior strike conviction in return for no more than 32 months
in prison.
Prosecutors sought the maximum time allowed but a judge
dismissed his prior strike and imposed the lesser term. He has
credit of 189 days against the term and the court recommend
he be allowed on work furlough after surrendering to jail Feb.
San Mateo police arrested Mora April 12 not far from the
Monte Diablo Avenue overcrossing where they say he con-
fronted a 55-year-old Spanish-speaking man with a knife and
asked what he had in his bag.
A San Mateo woman who spotted the confrontation yelled
to her sons, ages 17 and 20, and they ran from their apartment
to the bridge. Mora allegedly raised the knife to the 17-year-
old, stabbing him in the hand and forearm, before running
away. The teen required eight stitches.
Police arrested Mora nearby and the victim and sons identi-
fied him.
He has been free from custody on $50,000 bail.
Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Michael Melia
NEWTOWN, Conn. — While the people of
Newtown do their best to cope with loss and
preserve the memories of their loved ones,
another class of residents is also finding it dif-
ficult to move on: the emergency responders
who saw firsthand the terrible aftermath of last
week’s school shooting.
Firefighter Peter Barresi was driving
through Newtown on Friday when police cars
with lights flashing and sirens blaring raced
toward his oldest son’s elementary school.
After he was sent to Sandy Hook school him-
self, he saw things that will stay with him for-
With anguished parents searching for their
children, he prepared to receive the wounded,
but a paramedic came back empty-handed,
underscoring the totality of the massacre.
Barresi, whose own son escaped unharmed,
later discovered that among the 26 dead were
children who played baseball with his son and
had come to his house for birthday parties.
“For some of us, it’s fairly difficult,” said
Barresi, of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and
Rescue Co. “Fortunately most of us did not go
Newtown and environs weathered a fourth
day of funerals Thursday, six days after a 20-
year-old gunman killed his mother at home, 20
children and six adults at the school and him-
self for reasons still unknown. Mourners laid
to rest Catherine Hubbard, Benjamin Wheeler,
Jesse Lewis and Allison Wyatt, all 6 years old;
and Grace McDonnell, 7.
A service was held in Katonah, N.Y., for
teacher Anne Marie Murphy, 52, who authori-
ties believe helped shield some of her students
from the rain of bullets. Roman Catholic
Cardinal Timothy Dolan compared her to
“Like Jesus, Annie laid down her life for her
friends,” Dolan said. “Like Jesus, Annie’s life
and death brings light, truth, goodness and
love to a world often shrouded in darkness,
evil, selfishness and death.”
A bell tolled Thursday at Newtown’s St.
Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church at the
funeral for Catherine, who her family said
would be remembered for her passion for ani-
mals and her constant smile.
Trinity Episcopal church on Main Street was
filled to capacity for the funeral for Benjamin,
described as a budding musician and Beatles
fan. His service included a rendition of “Here
Comes The Sun.” About two dozen Boy Scout
leaders lined the front pathway to the church
in honor of the former Cub Scout.
In downtown Danbury, mourners filed into
the ornate white-pillared First Congregational
Church for a memorial service for 30-year-old
teacher Lauren Rousseau. Friends wept at the
altar as they remembered the spirited, hard-
working, sunny-natured woman who bright-
ened their lives with silliness and gave them all
The gunman’s mother, Nancy Lanza, also
was laid to rest Thursday, in a private ceremo-
ny at an undisclosed location in tiny Kingston,
N.H., where she used to live. About 25 family
members attended, the town’s police chief
Gov. Dannel Malloy has asked people
across Connecticut to observe a moment of
silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, which will mark a
week since the shootings. Places of worship
and buildings with bells have been asked to
ring them 26 times, for the victims at the
school. Officials and clergy in many other
states have said they will also participate.
While family, friends and even strangers
weep, members of the emergency forces that
responded to the shooting, many of them vol-
unteers, are wrestling with frustration, guilt
and anguish as they receive counseling from a
state intervention team to help them deal with
the horrors they saw and heard.
Authorities say the victims were shot with a
high-powered, military-style rifle loaded with
ammunition designed to inflict maximum
damage. All the victims had been shot at least
twice, the medical examiner said, and as many
as 11 times. Two victims were pronounced
dead at a hospital, while all others died in the
Newtown first responders carry heavy burdens
A police officer puts his hands together and bows his head before the funeral for 6-year-old
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Catherine Hubbard at Saint Rose of Lima
Roman Catholic Church.
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SACRAMENTO — Expanding the state’s
Medi-Cal program to meet new federal guide-
lines could add up to $4
billion a year in costs at
the same time California is
implementing federal
health reform, potentially
putting its budget “right
out of whack,” Gov. Jerry
Brown said Thursday.
In a telephone interview
with the Associated Press,
Brown said his adminis-
tration is seeking federal waivers for some of
the proposed expansions to California’s health
care program for the poor. The changes could
add more than a million people to the 7.7 mil-
lion already served under the state’s version of
“We’re very interested in seeing everyone
— as many people as possible — covered, but
I am very concerned that negotiations in
Washington could have huge negative impacts
in California by loading billions of dollars of
new and unexpected costs that will just take
our budget and put it right out of whack,” the
Democratic governor said.
States must commit to fully expanding cov-
erage for individuals who make up to about
$15,400 a year, or about 138 percent of the
federal poverty limit, in order to tap more gen-
erous funding. California is one of many states
that have yet to decide whether to expand their
In California, the change would add
between 1 million and 1.4 million people to
Medi-Cal. The state is also in the process of
moving 900,000 children to Medi-Cal from
the health insurance program known as
Healthy Families.
“We certainly are going to come out with a
program that will chart a path to expand Medi-
Cal eligibility, but the federal government has
to give us the tools so that we can temper the
rising costs in health care,” he said.
Brown said adding more people to the rolls
goes beyond what the state has available to
pay for it “unless we can get waivers and law
changes that will allow us to deliver a health
care with a more, let’s say, judicious, business
Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance
program for the poor and disabled, is one of
two primary ways in which the Affordable
Care Act will expand coverage for people who
currently have no health insurance. California
has been aggressive in setting up its new
health insurance exchange, which will make
subsidized private health insurance available
starting in 2014.
Under the law, the federal government will
cover 100 percent of the cost for the first three
years of the expansion, gradually phasing
down to a 90 percent share — still a far more
generous match than the 50 percent states
have traditionally received. There’s no dead-
line for states to decide, and they can try the
expansion and later cancel it if it doesn’t work
Two nonpartisan groups, the Kaiser Family
Foundation and the Urban Institute, said in a
recent report that states can expect to receive
$9 in federal funds for every $1 they spend on
the expansion.
But some governors worry that Medicaid is
already a strain on their state budgets. The
Supreme Court in June gave states the right to
opt out of the expansion.
A report released this week by the National
Conference of State Legislatures found that
rising health care costs are boosting state
Medicaid costs, and that spending on public
health programs is over budget in 10 states,
compared with six at this time last year.
Texas’ Medicaid program was underfunded
by $4.3 billion in its 2012-13 biennial budget,
West Virginia estimates it will be over budget
by $180 million next year, and Maine noted
that despite declining caseload, Medicaid
spending continues to increase, the report stat-
Brown: Medi-Cal expansion
could hit California budget
Jerry Brown
“I am very concerned that
negotiations in Washington
could have huge negative
impacts in California by loading
billions of dollars of new and
unexpected costs that will just
take our budget and put it right
out of whack.”
— Gov. Jerry Brown
• State senators Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Mark Leno, D-San
Francisco, announced the introduction of the California DISCLOSE
Act, which would require that the top three funders of political ads be
clearly identified on the ads themselves and on the campaign’s web-
The acronym DISCLOSE stands for Democracy is Strengthened
by Casting Light on Spending in Elections. Hill’s and Leno’s bill,
SB 52, is sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign and would apply to adver-
tising for ballot measure campaigns, independent expenditures and issue advocacy. The leg-
islation will be heard in Senate policy committees early in the coming year. A 2012 version
of DISCLOSE legislation, AB 1648, passed the Assembly on a 50-26 vote, but ran out of
time to pass the Senate, according to Hill’s office.
Donald Pettit and Kimberlee Taylor, right, help push the car as Hailey Pettit (in car) pumps the
gas to get the car free from the snow in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
By David Pitt and Margery Beck
DES MOINES, Iowa — The first wide-
spread snowstorm of the season plodded
across the Midwest on Thursday, as whiteout
conditions sent drivers sliding over slick roads
and some travelers were forced to scramble
for alternate ways to get to their holiday desti-
The storm, which dumped a foot of snow in
parts of Iowa and more than 19 inches in
Wisconsin state capital, was part of a system
that began in the Rockies earlier in the week
before trekking into the Midwest. It was
expected to move across the Great Lakes
overnight before moving into Canada.
The storm led airlines to cancel about 1,000
flights ahead of the Christmas holiday — rel-
atively few compared to past big storms,
though the number was climbing.
Most of the canceled flights were at
Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway international
airports. At O’Hare, many people were taking
the cancellations in stride and the normally
busy airport was much quieter than normal
Thursday evening.
Aprielle Kugler said she was considering
taking a bus to Des Moines on Friday morning
to visit her boyfriend after she had two flights
canceled out of O’Hare. Sitting on top of her
luggage, the 18-year-old from Wisconsin said
her mom shoveled more than a foot of snow
out of the family’s driveway that morning to
drive her to Chicago for her flight.
“It’s so ridiculous, it’s funny now,” Kugler
The storm made travel difficult from Kansas
to Wisconsin, forcing road closures, including
a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 35 from Ames,
Iowa through Albert Lea, Minn. Iowa and
Wisconsin activated National Guard troops to
help rescue stranded drivers.
In Iowa, two people were killed and seven
injured in a 25-vehicle pileup. Drivers were
blinded by blowing snow and didn’t see vehi-
cles that had slowed or stopped on Interstate
35 about 60 miles north of Des Moines, state
police said.
Weather in Midwest leaves
some travelers scrambling
Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By David Espo
WASHINGTON — Confronted with a
revolt among the rank and file, House
Republicans abruptly
scrapped a vote Thursday
night on legislation allow-
ing tax rates to rise for
households earning $1
million and up, complicat-
ing attempts to avoid a
year-end “fiscal cliff” that
threatens to send the econ-
omy into recession.
The legislation “did not
have sufficient support
from our members to pass,” Speaker John
Boehner conceded in a brief statement. At the
same time he challenged President Barack
Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid, D-Nev., to work on legislation to avoid
across-the-board tax increases and deep
spending cuts due to take effect in less than
two weeks.
“The Senate must now act,” said the Ohio
Republican, who has noted recently that he
has taken risks in supporting higher tax rev-
enues during several weeks of fruitless nego-
tiations on the fiscal cliff.
In a statement released a short while later,
the White House said the president’s “main
priority is to ensure that taxes don’t go up on
98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of
small businesses in just a few short days. The
president will work with Congress to get this
done and we are hopeful that we will be able
to find a bipartisan solution quickly that pro-
tects the middle class and our economy.”
Reid’s office sounded a more combative
note. “The only way to avoid the cliff alto-
gether is for Speaker Boehner to return to
negotiations and work with President Obama
and the Senate to forge a bipartisan deal,”
spokesman Adam Jentleson said.
Earlier, emerging from a hurriedly-called
evening meeting of House Republicans, Ohio
Rep. Steve LaTourette said Boehner had told
lawmakers he’s “going to call the president
and he’s going to go down and talk to him and
maybe they can hammer something out.”
The turn of events marked a major personal
defeat for Boehner and yet another indication
of the power of Tea Party-backed lawmakers
who helped Republicans gain a majority in the
2010 elections.
One first-termer, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, said
the developments were “a victory for
Republican principles.” The Kansas
Republican is one of three lawmakers recent-
ly stripped of favored committee assignments
for bucking the leadership.
House GOP puts off vote on ‘Plan B’
Here are some key dates for negotiations
involving the White House and
congressional leaders to avert the year-
end series of federal tax increases and
spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”:
• It’s unclear if and when a deal may be
reached, but it’s unlikely to be before
Christmas. Senators are expected to leave
for their holiday break Thursday or Friday.
• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said
lawmakers would return to the Capitol
on Dec. 27, the Thursday after Christmas,
to try to hammer out a compromise.
• President Barack Obama’s family is
expected to be in Hawaii for Christmas,
but the president is hanging back for now
in Washington.
• If lawmakers reach Dec. 31 without a
deal, financial markets might start to fall.
House Speaker John Boehner and
Obama are working to avoid that crunch
• The current Congress is in session only
through noon Eastern on Jan. 3, so that
is the deadline for it to approve a solution.
• Without an agreement, the tax increases
and spending cuts would begin to go
into effect and it would be up to the
newly elected Congress that arrives Jan.
3 to try again for compromise.
Cliff timeline
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media on a ‘fiscal cliff’ on Capitol Hill in
Barack Obama
By Donna Cassata
WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday
overwhelmingly passed a $633 billion defense
bill for next year despite Pentagon complaints
that it spares outdated but politically popular
weapons at the expense of the military’s abili-
ty to fight.
The vote was 315-107 and sent the legisla-
tion to the Senate, where leaders hoped to wrap
up the measure. The White House had threat-
ened a veto of earlier versions of the bill, and
spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that the
threat still stands.
The far-reaching policy bill that covers the
cost of ships, aircraft, weapons and military
personnel would authorize $528 billion for the
Defense Department’s base budget, $17 billion
for defense and nuclear programs in the Energy
Department and $88.5 billion for the war in
The bill is $1.7 billion more than Obama
House Republicans and Democrats debated
the measure against the backdrop of high-
stakes talks to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of
automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and the
loud cry for a sweeping deal to slash the deficit.
Democrats argued that the bill runs counter
to demands for fiscal discipline.
“This bill is more money than the Pentagon
wants,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.
“We’re just throwing money at them.”
Specifically, the bill spares a version of the
Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, includes
upgrades for tanks and money for armored
In a speech this week, Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta criticized the pressure on the
Pentagon to keep weapons that it doesn’t want.
“Aircraft, ships, tanks, bases, even those that
have outlived their usefulness, have a natural
political constituency. Readiness does not,”
Panetta said.
“What’s more, readiness is too often sacri-
ficed in favor of a larger and less effective
force. I am determined to avoid that outcome,”
he said.
Panetta said members of the House and
Senate “diverted about $74 billion of what we
asked for in savings in our proposed budget to
the Congress, and they diverted them to other
areas that, frankly, we don’t need.”
House Armed Services Committee
Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif.,
insisted that the bill “safeguards military readi-
ness in times of declining budgets.”
The bill responds to the new threats and
upheaval around the globe while still providing
billions for the decade-plus war in Afghanistan.
The measure would tighten sanctions on Iran,
increase security at diplomatic missions world-
wide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya and
presses the military on possible options to end
the bloodshed in Syria.
The final measure, a product of negotiations
between the House and Senate, addresses sev-
eral concerns raised by the Obama administra-
tion. It eliminates restrictions on alternative
fuels that the White House had complained
about and jettisons limits on the administra-
tion’s ability to implement a nuclear weapons
reduction treaty.
House approves $633 billion defense bill
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he Peninsula Arts Council
recently announced the 2012
Diamond Award recipients. The
annual Diamond Awards recognize artistic
achievement in San Mateo County in nine
categories. Of more than 60 nominations
received through an open call for nomina-
tions, Peninsula Arts Council and guest
judges had the daunting task of narrowing
down the finalists and selecting the final
recipients. This year’s roster of honorees
includes: Music for Minors, arts organi-
zation; Dr. Bryan Baker, individual
artist; Sean Traynor, Ray Lorenzato
young artist; Amanda Odasz, Ray
Lorenzato young artist; Barbara Pierce,
arts volunteer; Maureen McVerry, arts
educator; Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, Fox
Theatre, local business support;
Coastside Doctors Without Borders
Fundraiser, Judi Shintani, donor sup-
port; Redwood City Civic Cultural
Commission, government support; and,
Bardi Rosman Koodrin, special recogni-
Peninsula Arts Council will present the
11th annual Diamond Awards, San Mateo
County’s Arts Hall of Fame 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25 at Hiller Aviation
Museum in San Carlos. The celebratory
evening includes an hors d’oevres recep-
tion, no-host cocktails, silent auction,
entertainment and awards presentation.
The event is open to the public and tickets
are available at www.peninsulaartscoun-
cil.org. The $25 ticket price includes all
Hiller Aviation Museum exhibits.
Those “king tides” caused quite a stir
around the San Mateo County women’s
jail in Redwood City last week — ham-
pering operations and preventing the pub-
lic from visiting inmates for four days, a
sheriff’s spokeswoman said. The women’s
correctional facility, located at 1590
Maple St., is situated on land that is basi-
cally at sea level and its location makes it
prone to flooding from heavy rains and
high tides such as the “king tide” that
impacted the area on Thursday. “King
tides,” which usually occur at least once a
year, are caused by a unique position of
the sun and moon.
On Monday, Dec. 17, the San Mateo
County sheriff, Redwood City police chief
and fire chief were presented with a
$1,073 check for the San Mateo County
Sheriff’s Activities League and the
Redwood City Police Activities League
Toy and Book Drive. The check was pre-
sented on behalf of the employee owners
of Recology San Mateo County, who
chose the SAL-PAL Toy and Book Drive
as the beneficiary of this year’s employee
owner charity giving program. Each year
during the holidays, Recology San Mateo
County asks its employees to help an
organization within the community that
benefits the residents of the community in
a positive way, which they felt SAL-PAL
certainly does. They ask employees to
give whatever they can, from emptying
their pockets of loose change to any mon-
etary dollar amount they can spare.
The San Mateo County Transit
District is sending warm holiday wishes
with this year’s holiday video greeting
card. On the video, employees responsible
for the safe operations of SamTrans and
Caltrain services, along with engineering,
maintenance and contract employees echo
the message that everything we do is “All
About You.” To watch the video visit
Fans of last year’s outdoor ice skating
rink in downtown Redwood City likely
noticed its absence this year. The city and
many people liked the rink, which used
faux ice, but some suggested a more tradi-
tional surface would be more popular. The
city looked at some options but the timing
and cost didn’t work out, said city
spokesman Malcolm Smith. Maybe next
Newly sworn in state Sen. Jerry Hill,
D-San Mateo, said he doesn’t feel much
different than when he was an assembly-
man but at least he no longer has to
explain to people what it is he assembles.
With more than 70 people in attendance,
a standing ovation was given to
Burlingame Lions Club Past President
Dan Andersen Jr., who was honored
Thursday as he received the prestigious
award of “Life Membership” from Lions
Clubs International. Andersen becomes
one of the selected few from 1.4 million
Lions Clubs Members throughout 208
countries and 45,000 clubs around the
Burlingame Lions Club President Ken
Ingram presented the Life Membership
Award to Andersen, who was accompanied
by his wife Carolyn and their son, Dan.
Andersen received the award for his “out-
standing contribution of volunteer services
and recognition of both club objectives
and humanitarian assistance in the com-
munity” from Lions Club International
President Wayne Madden. In addition to
this, Andersen received a resolution from
Burlingame Mayor Ann Keighran and a
certificate of recognition from U.S. Rep.
Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo.
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection
of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
Bank robber nabbed
A parolee with a history of bank robbery
was arrested for allegedly taking over a
Foster City bank with a gun and mask the
week of Dec. 21, 2007.
Antoine Drake, 47, was arrested when
police spotted his car at the intersection of
Hillsdale and Edgewater boulevards, less than
a mile from a reported bank robbery just min-
utes earlier. A man matching Drake’s descrip-
tion, wearing a black mask and holding black
semi automatic handgun entered Citibank,
located at 951 Edgewater Blvd., shortly after
9 a.m. Thursday of that week. The man
ordered everyone to the floor and demanded
money from the tellers before leaving the
bank and fleeing in a white Toyota Rav4.
Field renovations
prompt fundraising efforts
Community groups were coming together
the week of Dec. 21, 2007 to raise the
$500,000 difference between the installation
of synthetic turf or natural grass at each of
the four high schools slated to get track and
field improvements in the San Mateo Union
High School District.
Four high schools were slated to get $6
million in improvements to their fields and
tracks after the district negotiated away penal-
ties for a financial crisis from which it was
Nurses back to work after lockout
Nurses around the Bay Area returned to
work the week of Dec. 22, 2007 at 13 Sutter
Health hospitals after a five-day lockout that
resulted from the second strike in as many
months, according to a California Nurses
Association representative.
From the archives highlights stories originally
printed five years ago this week. It appears in the
Friday edition of the Daily Journal.
Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
End of days
(maybe not)
f you are reading this column,
you made it through the apoc-
alypse. Or, you have decided
to spend your last minutes on this
earth reading the
Daily Journal, in
which case, I
thank you, but
urge you to find
something else
to do.
But if the sky
isn’t falling, the
oceans haven’t
swallowed you,
the land hasn’t
sucked you into magma and zom-
bies aren’t attacking your eyeballs,
then I suppose all that hype was just
that, hype. Or maybe it was so we
can all take a few moments to real-
ize how cool our lives really are.
Either way, it does make one
pause as to why there is often so
much ongoing talk about the end of
days. Disaster movies are always a
hit, whether it be about the Earth’s
core losing its spin, a meteor hitting
us, aliens attacking us or terrible
earthquakes and tidal waves, now
known, for some reason, as
tsunamis. I admit, tsunami is more
fun to say than tidal wave. But that’s
not important.
What is important is that we made
it to Dec. 21, 2012 all relatively
unscathed. The Earth is fine, planes
haven’t dropped from the sky, satel-
lites haven’t been torched by solar
flares and we still must do our
Christmas shopping. At least we can
still use our smartphones. Now that
would be a true disaster.
The runup to today included real-
ly vague information on how the
world was supposed to end. And
being in the news business, I needed
some sort of scientific theory from
multiple sources. But alas, there was
nothing. A coworker emailed a
newspaper graphic with various sce-
narios and scientific refutations with
the resultant conclusion as being,
enjoy yourself. We made it.
Now there will be some other
cretin to come up with a conclusion
that we will all die in some sort of
cataclysmic event tied to some other
mark on the calendar, theory in their
mind or random collection of data
that can be conjured into a conclu-
sion by that very same cretin. And
the rest of us will go, “huh,” and
move about our day-to-day activi-
ties. But what fun is that? It is much
more fun to stock up on disaster
supplies, plan our demise or make a
run on candy like some supposedly
did in Russia and China in prepara-
tion for the end of the world —
though Chinese government offi-
cials did arrest about 500 people for
spreading rumors about that very
same end of the world. That’s no
But for now, until someone comes
up with an another “end of days”
scenario to distract us from actual
problems we face, we must face
those problems head-on. Like the
possibility of spending reductions
and tax increases so eloquently
described as the fiscal cliff that
should have been addressed more
than a year ago. Or the pending
increase in our health premiums. Or
what the state budget will reveal in
January. Or ... wait, that’s no fun.
When is the next end of the world
again? It might still be today, after
all, the day isn’t over. But at least
you made it to the end (of this col-
Jon Mays is the editor in chief of the
Daily Journal. He can be reached at
jon@smdailyjournal.com. Follow Jon
on Twitter @jonmays (your number
one source for all things apocalypse).
By Leland Yee
n the wake of the shooting at
Sandy Hook Elementary, we
are all asking ourselves what
can be done to make sure this is the
last of such tragedies. Sadly, there is
no single law that could be passed,
no assurance made, no panacea that
would guarantee that a madman may
take their rage out on innocents. I
believe, however, we can take steps
as a society to reduce the chances
that these terrible events occur and
minimize the damage done when
they do.
First, I intend to close a major
loophole in California’s Assault
Weapon Ban that gun manufacturers
exploit to skirt the intent of the
statute. Studies have shown that
states and nations with strong gun
laws have lower rates of firearm
related deaths. For years, California
had the strongest prohibitions against
such dangerous weapons of war.
Unfortunately, since the California
assault weapon ban went into effect,
manufacturers have found a loophole
and designed a product called a “bul-
let button,” which allows the legal
sale of many assault weapons in the
state of California. I will close this
loophole to stem
the proliferation
of these military
style weapons
designed for no
other purpose
than to kill.
Second, I am
authoring a bill
to require gun
owners to store their guns properly
and safely. Much has been made of
the fact that the Newtown killer used
his family’s guns to commit this
recent atrocity. The use of trigger
locks and proper storage could have
put one more obstacle between him
and these deadly weapons.
It is far too common that children
come in contact with guns which are
not properly stored, and the results
are often deadly. In 2009, more than
3,500 minors were the victims of an
accidental shooting, many of which
could have been prevented by safely
storing the firearm or using a trigger
lock. While current law requires gun
owners to prove they have a safe
storage device to purchase a weapon,
the law does not insist that they actu-
ally use it. My bill will require that
all guns be equipped with a safety
lock and stored in a lock box when
not in use. Such a law has been
effective in Massachusetts and
should be implemented throughout
the country.
Third, I want to look at our system
for conducting background checks
on the purchasers of firearms to see if
we can find additional efficiencies in
the way we cross-reference databas-
es. Last year, we passed legislation
that finally brought sufficient funding
to the Armed Prohibited Person
System, which tracks who is prohib-
ited from purchasing and possessing
firearms. Unfortunately, in the years
prior to the passage of this bill, many
individuals who owned firearms
committed crimes or were found to
be adjudicated by the courts as men-
tally unsound. This resulted in a
backlog of thousands of weapons in
the hands of prohibited persons.
Adequate funding for this program
that removes firearms from criminals
is essential to keeping us safe. While
we do not have a crystal ball that can
tell us who will or won’t commit a
violent act, we should at least be able
to make sure those with a history of
violent behavior can’t sit on a stock-
pile of weapons and ammunition.
And there are other steps we must
take, such as increased funding for
mental health services and the further
implementation of Laura’s Law to
make sure those who are a threat to
themselves and others are provided
The debate over the use of guns
has long been a contentious one. I do
not doubt there are some who believe
these restrictions go too far, as well
as those who think they don’t nearly
go far enough.
While we cannot stop every sense-
less act of gun violence, surely we
can strengthen our laws to limit such
tragedies in the future. We can no
longer simply accept the fact that our
country stands alone amongst the
industrialized world in terms of gun
violence and mass shootings. It is
incumbent upon all of us to deter-
mine how to end this ongoing cycle
of violence and tragedy.
Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San
Mateo, is a member of the California
Stopping the cycle of violence
Guest perspective
By Maxine Terner
he Draper University plan to
take over the Benjamin
Franklin Hotel and former
Collective Building is rushing for-
ward while San Mateo residents are
preoccupied with holiday activities.
The longtime retail tenants in the
Collective Building are gone. Rent-
a-desk office space is proposed to
replace them. These changes could
have major impacts on traffic, park-
ing, sales taxes and the many retail
shops that residents depend on. In its
Dec. 12 editorial, the Daily Journal
correctly noted that before the city
sacrifices its own long-standing poli-
cies and vision for our downtown it
must ensure that the changes will
bring something of significant value
to the community.
The proposal for the Benjamin
Franklin Hotel appears to meet that
threshold in that a long-vacant his-
toric landmark will once again be
filled with life. Additionally, the pro-
posed exterior landscape improve-
ments to the walk-through alley
between Third and Fourth avenues
will benefit all downtown pedestri-
ans as well as students. But let’s not
forget that Draper University is an
experimental concept in keeping
with Tim Draper’s background as a
venture capitalist — investing in
many ideas that fail before one suc-
ceeds. Even with community sup-
port, Draper
University does
not yet have a
track record that
can be relied
Unlike the
model of venture
capitalism, the
model for a successful community is
stability. Our downtown is not a
startup. In fact, startups are attracted
to downtown San Mateo because it
has stood the test of time and offers
the variety of activities that those of
us who live here value too.
Unfortunately, the proposal for the
Collective Building falls far short of
adding value to our community. In
place of retail, a trendy concept for
office space is proposed requiring a
major change to existing city poli-
cies that require retail uses along the
ground floor of key downtown
streets. The type of peer-to-peer
workspace proposed is more typical-
ly located in underutilized fringe
areas, not in prime downtowns.
Once a precedent is set of converting
retail space to office, every other
property owner can expect to do the
The required retail policies in the
San Mateo General Plan are the
result of many years of community
involvement. Retail means that the
public can enter a store, interact with
salespeople and purchase a product.
This public interaction is vital to the
interesting and vibrant street life that
residents continually say they value.
A strong retail sector is also vital
to the city’s tax base and budget. A
recent Downtown San Mateo Market
Analysis Update noted that convert-
ing an average retail property of
5,000 square feet (50 feet by 100
feet) to office would require 288
office employees to generate an
equivalent amount of sales tax as a
retail store. The conclusion was that
it is important to the tax base to
maintain ground floor retail. That
study also noted that downtown is
well positioned for strong economic
growth over the next several years.
The office workers proposed for the
Collective Building would not
replace the sales tax value of just
one of the retail stores that have
been vacated.
The most disruptive proposal
involves the removal of the ground
floor of the former Jud Green store
on the east end of the Collective
Building to make a two-story space
from the basement. This so-called
multi-purpose event space is pre-
sumably necessary to provide an
area for student lectures and hanging
out. When and if it will ever be
available to the general public has
not been defined nor ensured.
Why destroy a big hunk of an
existing building for an experimental
project that may or may not succeed
when a more measured reuse can
both meet the owner’s needs and
comply with community standards?
Keep the two end sections of the
Collective Building that formerly
housed Jud Green and Xcel Salon
for retail. Take advantage of the
recent revisions to retail policies that
allow office uses behind the retail
shops. That space along with the
large central section of the
Collective Building should easily
meet the stated needs of the universi-
ty for lectures and flexible transition
startup space for graduates. Keep the
display window and pop-up retail
concepts as mitigation for the loss of
retail in the main Collective space.
All the buzz words about entrepre-
neurial, peer-to-peer workspace do
not change the fact that the current
proposal is for office space unrelated
to Draper University. Project sup-
porters stress that change is good ...
changing our downtown into an
office park — maybe not so good!
The Planning Commission public
hearing is 7:30 p.m., Jan. 8 in the
City Council Chambers at City Hall,
330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.
Retaining the true value of downtown San Mateo
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By Christina Rexrode
NEW YORK — The stock market
ended higher Thursday after flipping
between small gains and losses through-
out the morning. Uncertainty about the
“fiscal cliff,” just days away, was top of
mind for many traders.
The Republican-controlled House
pushed ahead with a bill aimed at avert-
ing the “fiscal cliff,” but President
Barack Obama has threatened to veto it
and Democratic leaders in the Senate
vowed to let it die.
Many traders now expect that the
Republicans and Democrats won’t reach
an agreement before Christmas. The
political haggling kept markets muted,
and trading volume was low.
“Every time someone makes a speech,
you get another move in the market,”
said Ben Fischer, founder and managing
director of NFJ Investment Group in
Dallas. “Everyone’s just tracking it on a
very short-term basis.”
The Dow Jones industrial average fell
as much as 36 points before ending the
day higher, rising 59.75 points to close at
13,311.72. Other indexes followed simi-
lar patterns. The Standard & Poor’s 500
rose 7.88 to 1,443.69. The Nasdaq com-
posite index rose 6.02 to 3,050.39.
In Washington, the Republicans
offered in their “Plan B” to raise taxes on
the wealthy, but Democrats complained
that it would not address the steep budg-
et cuts that are automatically set to occur
for military and domestic agencies.
If the Republicans and Democrats
don’t work out a compromise before the
end of the month, the U.S. could go over
the “fiscal cliff,” a reference to big tax
increases and government spending cuts
that would automatically kick in if no
budget deal is in place. Some economists
fear that would push the U.S. back into
But even a successful compromise is
no guarantee that the market will soar.
The market already assumes that a budg-
et compromise will be reached, Fischer
and others said, evidenced by its more-
or-less steady increase since mid-
A compromise “doesn’t make every-
thing better,” said Tim Biggam, market
strategist with the brokerage
TradingBlock in Chicago. “It just stops
things from getting worse.”
Biggam predicted that the economy’s
growth next year will remain anemic.
Problems that the headlines over budg-
et impasse have pushed out of the pub-
lic consciousness, like the European
debt crisis, still need to be resolved, he
Stocks inch up
Wall Street
Stocks that moved substantially or traded
heavily Thursday on the New York Stock
Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Darden Restaurants Inc., down $1.34 at $45.47
The owner of the Olive Garden chains said its
second-quarter net income fell 37 percent, as
revamped menus failed to draw diners.
Rite Aid Corp., up 17 cents at $1.21
The drugstore chain said that it filled more
prescriptions in its fiscal third quarter and more
generic drugs helped profitability.
Discover Financial Services, down $1.36 at
The credit card company’s net income rose 6
percent as more people paid off their balances,
but its earnings missed analysts’ expectations.
KB Home, down $1.06 at $15.60
The homebuilder said that its fourth-quarter
net income dropped 45 percent compared with
the same quarter last year.
Winnebago Industries Inc., up $2.25 at $16.33
Improving demand for its recreational vehicles
helped the company’s fiscal first-quarter net
income grow more than sevenfold.
CarMax Inc., up $3.13 at $37.97
Thanks to higher sales of used cars, the
automobile dealer posted a 15 percent increase
in profit during the third quarter.
Navistar International Corp., down 80 cents at
The truck maker, which is in the middle of a
turnaround effort,posted a fourth-quarter loss
on weaker revenue and a tax expense.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., down $3.92 at $56.36
The home goods seller posted an earnings
forecast for the current quarter and full year
that missed Wall Street’s expectations.
Big movers
By Larry Neumeister
and Colleen Long
NEW YORK — The brother of
imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff
was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in
prison for crimes committed in the shad-
ow of his notorious sibling by a judge
who said she disbelieved his claims that
he did not know about the epic fraud.
Peter Madoff, 67, had agreed when he
pleaded guilty in June to serve the max-
imum sentence allowable to the charges
of conspiracy and falsifying the books
and records of an investment adviser. He
follows to prison his 74-year-old broth-
er, who is serving a 150-year sentence
after admitting he created a fraud so
large decades ago that thousands of peo-
ple lost $20 billion.
U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor
Swain urged Peter Madoff to tell the
truth even now about what he knows
about the fraud that cost thousands of
investors their original $20 billion
The judge said Peter Madoff, wearing
a well-tailored charcoal suit, was
“frankly not believable” when he
claimed at his plea that he only learned
of the fraud when his brother revealed it
to him just before he surrendered to
Peter Madoff spoke only briefly, say-
ing: “I am deeply ashamed of my con-
duct and have tried to atone by pleading
guilty and have agreed to forfeit all of
my present and future assets.”
He added: “I am profoundly sorry that
my failures let many people down,
including my loved ones.”
Two investors, among 40 who wrote
victim impact statements, spoke during
the proceeding, each describing the
financial ruins of their extended family.
Investor Michael T. De Vita, 62, also
called for truth, saying he believed “it to
be physically impossible for a single
person to carry out such a gargantuan
task all by himself.”
De Vita said investors “have waited
four years for others to accept responsi-
bility for this massive crime. We are still
waiting for that today.”
“All of this was preventable if only
one person was willing to do the right
thing and stop this in its tracks years
ago. Peter Madoff could have been that
person,” he said.
Amy Luria Nissenbaum, 49, choking
up at times, also complained that Peter
Madoff had chosen even after his plea to
“turn a blind eye” to his brother’s fraud,
saying her home was in foreclosure and
some days she struggles to “clothe and
feed my children.”
Nissenbaum said Peter Madoff was
part of his brother’s fraud for more than
30 years and he should serve the same
amount of time in prison.
When Swain announced that Peter
Madoff will not have to report to prison
until Feb. 6, Nissenbaum laughed out
loud bitterly. The delay in reporting to
prison will let Peter Madoff attend his
granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah on Jan. 19.
Madoff’s brother gets 10-year sentence
By Michael Gormley
ALBANY, N.Y. — From California to
New York, teacher and public-worker
retirement funds are reconsidering their
investments in gun makers and con-
fronting an uncomfortable fact: Their
pensions have supported the manufac-
ture of deadly weapons, in some cases
the same type of gun used in the
Connecticut school shooting.
For years, the gun industry has been a
reliable investment, attracting tens of
millions of dollars from some of the
nation’s largest retirement funds. The
firearms business has been strong, driven
by relaxed laws for carrying concealed
handguns and by buyers who feared that
tighter gun restrictions were more likely
under President Obama.
But after the bloodbath in
Connecticut, the practice is under review
in at least four states, including two of
the most populous, California and New
Although the amount of money
involved is relatively small compared
with the size of the pension funds, it has
raised questions about the social respon-
sibilities of huge retirement systems that
invest on behalf of millions of American
“It’s a bad investment to put money
behind companies that put military-
grade weapons on our streets and refuse
to take responsibility for the outcome,”
said New York City Public Advocate Bill
de Blasio. “We should not be giving cap-
ital to an industry that is responsible for
the deaths of thousands of Americans
each year ... it’s our moral responsibili-
New York state Comptroller Thomas
DiNapoli, who has sometimes wielded
the state’s $150.1 billion pension fund to
urge companies to change their prac-
tices, is now reviewing nearly $12 mil-
lion invested in firearms companies,
which have seen their stocks plummet
since the attack.
Facebook tests charging
to route messages to inbox
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says
it is testing a service that will charge
users $1 to guarantee that messages
they send to people they are not con-
nected to arrive in users’ inboxes, rather
than in an often-ignored folder called
The “other” folder is where Facebook
routes messages it deems less relevant.
Not quite spam, these include messages
from people you most likely don’t
know, based on Facebook’s reading of
your social connections. Many users
ignore this folder.
Now, users will be able to pay $1 to
route their messages to non-friends.
Facebook said Thursday that it is test-
ing the service with a small percentage
of individuals — not businesses — in
the U.S.
Pension funds reconsider investments in gun makers
Business brief
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Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
Bombers hit a home run with toy drive
By Julio Lara
The California Bombers began
this holiday season by swinging for
the fences.
And in the process, the youth
softball team from San Mateo hit
home runs for children all over the
Bay Area.
Approximately 220 kids will have
a gift under their Christmas tree
next week due to the efforts of Rich
Rodriguez and the championship-
winning softball squad who as
recently as last summer, was taking
home tournament titles like the
Rebel Classic and sending players
to All-American teams.
The success on the softball field
aside, 2012 will be known as the
year the Bombers’ triumph extended
past the diamond.
It all begins with the Rodriguez
family, who for the last 10 years,
has donated toys to local charities.
“It’s just gotten bigger and big-
ger,” Rodriguez said. “I got a better
job, got more money and I said I’m
going to help more people. It’s gone
from 10 toys, to 30 toys, to 40 toys.”
Rodriguez said the light bulb for
this holiday season really went off
when the Bombers chose to partici-
pate in the Toys for Tots tournament
— where the organizers would be
collecting toy donations prior to the
start of softball play.
Rodriguez said he didn’t have to
tell his girls much.
“They responded huge,”
Rodriguez said. “Everyone brought
toys and everyone wanted to get
involved. It was crazy. I didn’t think
it would be this big of an event.
It was a pretty good year. A lot of
people felt the need to donate. We
just got a lot of toys. I was sur-
prised. I’ve never got this many.”
The total amount the Bombers
trucked over to the Toys for Tots
tournament was 150.
“When the firefighters looked at
the toys, they were like, ‘We don’t
have enough barrels to put these
toys in.’ We had four or five girls
take the toys to the firehouse. It was
a good thing.”
The Bombers weren’t done there.
After donating the 150 toys, they
collected another 70 that they
promptly donated to a YMCA in
San Francisco.
“The other teams were like,
‘Wow. You guys really outdid your-
selves,’” Rodriguez said. “My
daughter loves it. She’s nine years
old, so she’s at the point when she
sees toys she says, ‘Dad, look at
See CHARITY, Page 13
By Antonio Gonzalez
OAKLAND — The moment Mark
Jackson saw Stephen Curry return to
the court in September for the first time
since the point guard’s most recent right
ankle surgery, he had an epiphany.
Not the kind that comes to Jackson
when he preaches from the pulpit for
his ministry. Nor the sort he shouts from
the sideline as the Golden State
Warriors’ coach.
Instead, he just
kept quiet and
smiled about the
“You just saw
like, ‘Man, that’s
what I’m talking
about. I can really
be a better coach
this year,”’ Jackson
said, chuckling.
The truth in Jackson’s joke, as even
he admits, is that nobody is questioning
his coaching abilities now in large part
because nobody is questioning Curry’s
The Warriors (17-9) are off to their
best start since the 1991-92 season,
when the team began 21-8 behind Tim
Hardaway and Chris Mullin. Golden
State enters Friday night’s game against
Curry’s hometown Charlotte Bobcats
playing like a playoff-bound team in the
Western Conference.
That’s no small feat for a franchise
that has missed the postseason 17 of the
last 18 years. Neither is it a mild mile-
stone in Curry’s comeback, not after his
troubled right ankle sidelined him for
most of the last year and had some won-
dering whether he could ever be the
point guard who looked so promising in
his first two seasons.
“Missing games and not having com-
plete confidence that my ankle would
hold up was tough,” Curry said. “To be
at this point right now playing and help-
ing the team win, it definitely feels great
to just be able to focus on games.”
Warriors general manager Bob
Myers believes Curry’s breakthrough
this season came at Dallas on Nov. 19.
Curry made only 4 of 12 shots
through three quarters and rolled his
right ankle early in the fourth before he
picked it up offensively, scoring 14 of
Golden State’s last 17 points in regula-
tion. Curry added six points in overtime
to lift the Warriors to a 105-101 win.
Curry has the
Warriors on
solid footing
By Antonio Gonzalez
SANTA CLARA — Dashon Goldson has a
stack of manila envelopes in his locker, filing
away the paperwork every time the NFL has
fined the San Francisco 49ers safety.
While he has heard from the league office
more than a dozen times in his six-year career,
the letters often had little to do with his hard-
hitting ways until this season.
Goldson estimates he has been fined $70,000
for socks, pants and other uniform violations —
about $5,000 for each offense. He said his latest
letter from the NFL, however, notified him of a
$21,000 fine for an illegal hit Sunday night on
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, which
Goldson plans to appeal.
All the crackdowns have earned the 49ers’
franchise-tagged player a new league label:
multiple offender. The Hawk, as teammates call
Goldson for swooping in for shots on receivers,
said the fines still won’t change the way he
plays when the 49ers (10-3-1) face the
Seahawks (9-5) on Sunday night in Seattle with
a chance to clinch the NFC West title.
“I don’t have time to sit there and dictate in
Goldson collecting hits, fines
See 49ers, Page 14
See WARRIORS, Page 14
Stephen Curry
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By Josh Dubow
ALAMEDA — After spending most of the
season on the bench, Terrelle Pryor has been
playing a key role this week for the Oakland
Raiders by impersonating Cam Newton in
Pryor could have an even higher-profile role
come game time Sunday against the Carolina
Panthers. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp
says Pryor will get on the field in certain spe-
cialty packages for the Raiders (4-10).
Pryor made his season debut last week,
handing the ball off twice and throwing one
incomplete pass as the coaching staff wanted
to give him an entire series. The next step is
using him in specific situations that can take
advantage of his athleticism at quarterback.
“You’ll see him a little
bit on third downs, you’ll
see him maybe in the red
zone, try to create a differ-
ent look for the defense to
contend with,” Knapp said.
“It won’t be so much the
structure of last week,
where he had a series,
which we thought was fair
to him. ... We’re going to
try to use some of his athletic ability this
With more and more teams turning to dual-
threat quarterbacks like Newton, Washington’s
Robert Griffin III or San Francisco’s Colin
Kaepernick, Pryor’s athleticism has been tanta-
lizing for Raiders fans looking for any kind of
bright spot to a disappointing season.
As a star at Ohio State, Pryor showed many
of the same skills those other young quarter-
backs are displaying. He just wants the oppor-
tunity to prove he can do what they’re doing in
the NFL.
“Right now I don’t want to compare myself
to Kaepernick or Cam or any of those guys
because them guys and Griffin have proved
it,” he said. “I haven’t proved anything. I
can’t really say I’d be like them. I don’t know
what I’m going to be like because I haven’t
even played yet.”
Pryor is using those skills right now on the
scout team to help the Raiders prepare for
Newton. Oakland has struggled most of the
season defensively and now has to deal with
a new kind of challenge. A running quarter-
back like Newton can beat teams with his
arm, as a scrambler or on designed runs out
of the read-option.
“He creates a lot of other issues that you
have to worry about,” coach Dennis Allen said.
“You have to worry about him in the passing
game just scrambling around and keeping the
play alive. Obviously, they use him in a lot of
different ways in the running game also. He
presents some unique challenges.”
In a league with more and more running
threats at quarterback, Newton still is one of
the most dangerous. He leads Carolina with
647 yards rushing and is averaging 6 yards per
carry — trailing only Griffin for most by a
He leads all quarterbacks with seven touch-
downs rushing — more than twice as many as
Oakland’s team total of three — and has
rushed for 1,353 yards and 21 touchdowns in
two seasons in the NFL.
Pryor to have role this week for Raiders
Terrelle Pryor
By Andrew Seligman
CHICAGO — Prized prospect Jabari Parker
of Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, one of
the most highly touted recruits in years, is
headed to Duke.
With a national TV audience watching, he
announced his decision at a news conference
Thursday at his high
school gym.
Parker can’t sign his let-
ter of intent until April 17,
but he made his intentions
clear with one highly
anticipated oral commit-
Michigan State, Florida,
Stanford and Brigham
Young also made his top
five, but he said it really
came down to three schools in the end, with
the Gators and Spartans right there with the
Blue Devils.
In the end, he chose to play for Mike
Krzyzewski for at least a year before making
what many believe will ultimately be a jump
to the NBA.
“Duke is always going to be a team in the
tournament,” he said. “You can’t go wrong at
the program and most importantly, the long-
term investment. I feel like if I go there, I can
get a good degree. I can also stay close to
home where it’s easily accessible to my par-
ents, my family. It’s not too far away. Coach
K, that’s one of the best coaches ever, and I
wanted to be able to experience the things that
he has next year.”
Parker said he might play two or three sea-
sons in college. Either way, he vowed to get a
degree. He also said he didn’t decide on a
school until about 1 p.m. Central, and he
apparently kept his parents in the dark until he
made his announcement.
His mom, Lola, said Jabari whispered his
decision to her and her husband Sonny as they
were walking into the gym. A few minutes
later, he pulled out a Duke T-shirt, drawing a
standing ovation from the crowd packing the
bleachers behind the podium.
Parker committed to join a program next
season will lose two key frontcourt players —
seniors Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly —
from a team that earlier this week rose to No.
1 for the first time since February 2011.
Parker figures to fit right in on a talented
group of players that will include Quinn
Cook, who’s expected to be in his second year
as the starting point guard, and returns pure
shooter Andre Dawkins, who’s expected back
after redshirting this season.
At 6-foot-8 and with the ability to nail
jumpers from just about any spot when he’s
not throwing down ferocious dunks, it’s easy
to see why just about every major program
was interested in him.
Parker just might be the greatest prospect to
come out of Simeon, and that’s saying some-
thing considering Derrick Rose played there.
All he did was go on to become the MVP with
the hometown Bulls.
As for Parker, his credentials sure are
He received the Gatorade Boys Basketball
Player of the Year award after leading Simeon
to its third straight state championship while
averaging 19.5 points and 8.9 rebounds as a
His father played six seasons with the
Golden State Warriors in the NBA after star-
ring at Chicago’s Farragut Career Academy.
Top hoops prospect
Parker chooses Duke
Jabari Parker
NYON, Switzerland — Real Madrid will face
Manchester United in the second round of the
European Champions League, a matchup that
sends Cristiano Ronaldo back to the stadium
where he made his reputation and Jose
Mourinho to the club many believe he wants to
Thursday’s draw also paired favorite
Barcelona and Lionel Messi against seven-time
winner AC Milan.
Arsenal will face Bayern Munich, which lost
to Chelsea in last season final, and high-spend-
ing Paris Saint-Germain will meet Valencia.
Other pairings were Glasgow Celtic-Juventus,
Shakhtar Donetsk- Borussia Dortmund, Porto-
Malaga, and Galatasaray-Schalke.
First-leg matches are from Feb. 12-20, with
return legs of the total-goals series from March
Madrid, a nine-time champion, hosts three-
time winner United on Feb. 13, with the second
leg at Old Trafford on March 5. Mourinho faces
off against United manager Alex Ferguson and
Ronaldo against Wayne Rooney.
“It’s a great opportunity for our fans to see
Cristiano again and also for me to meet up with
Jose again,” Ferguson said in comments posted
on the club’s official website.
The coaches met in Manchester this month,
ahead of Madrid’s group match against English
champion City, adding to speculation that
Mourinho covets the United job.
Mourinho is remembered for his flamboyant
victory sprint down the sideline at Old Trafford
his Porto team eliminated United in the sec-
ond round in 2004, the first of Ronaldo’s six sea-
sons in England before joining Madrid.
United defender Rio Ferdinand wrote on
Twitter: “Oh yes, Madrid!! What a great couple
a games that’ll be!! @Cristiano see u soon
Heavyweights face off
in Champions League
Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Paul Newberry
Now that he’s away from the pool, Michael
Phelps can reflect — really reflect — on what
he accomplished.
Pretty amazing stuff.
“It’s kind of nuts to think about everything
I’ve gone through,” Phelps said. “I’ve finally
had time to myself, to sit back and say, ‘... that
really happened?’ It’s kind of shocking at
Not that his career needed a capper, but
Phelps added one more honor to his stagger-
ing list of accomplishments Thursday — The
Associated Press male athlete of the year.
Phelps edged out LeBron James to win the
award for the second time, not only a fitting
payoff for another brilliant Olympics (four
gold medals and two silvers in swimming at
the London Games) but recognition for one of
the greatest careers in any sport.
Phelps finished with 40 votes in balloting
by U.S. editors and broadcasters, while James
was next with 37. Track star Usain Bolt, who
won three gold medals in London, was third
with 23.
Carl Lewis is the only other Olympic-relat-
ed star to be named AP male athlete of the
year more than once, taking the award for his
track and field exploits in 1983 and ‘84. The
only men honored more than twice are golf’s
Tiger Woods and cyclist Lance Armstrong
(four times each), and basketball’s Michael
Jordan (three times).
“Obviously, it’s a big accomplishment,”
Phelps said. “There’s so many amazing male
athletes all over the world and all over our
country. To be able to win this is something
that just sort of tops off my career.”
Phelps retired at age 27 as soon as he fin-
ished his final race in London, having won
more gold medals (18) and overall medals
(22) than any other Olympian.
No one else is even close.
“That’s what I wanted to do,” Phelps said.
“Now that it’s over, it’s something I can look
back on and say, ‘That was a pretty amazing
The current ride isn’t so bad either.
Set for life financially, he has turned his
fierce competitive drive to golf, working on
his links game with renowned coach Hank
Haney as part of a television series on the
Golf Channel. In fact, after being informed of
winning the AP award, Phelps called in from
the famed El Dorado Golf & Beach Club in
Los Cabos, Mexico, where he was heading
out with Haney to play a few more holes
before nightfall.
“I can’t really complain,” Phelps quipped
over the phone.
Certainly, he has no complaints about his
swimming career, which helped turn a sport
that most Americans only paid attention to
every four years into more of a mainstream
More kids took up swimming. More adver-
tisers jumped on board. More viewers tuned
in to watch.
While swimming is unlikely to ever match
the appeal of football or baseball, it has
carved out a nice little niche for itself amid all
the other athletic options in the United States
— largely due to Phelps’ amazing accom-
plishments and aw-shucks appeal.
Phelps voted the AP
male athlete of year
Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time after winning six
more medals (four gold, two silver) in London during 2012 summer games.
these toys. They’re 2 for $10. Let’s get some.’
I tell my daughter, when I’m gone, you do it.
It’s like a legacy.”
The team responded well, but Rodriguez
pointed out that so did the community.
“It’s gotten a lot better,” said Rodriguez, an
employee of San Francisco’s MUNI. “Now,
they ask you, ‘What are you doing? Oh, we’re
going to go buy toys,’ and they kick in a little
here, a little there. Pretty soon, you have a sig-
nificant amount of money. No one really ques-
tion things.”
And neither did Rodriguez when donating
of his time to actually go out and buy the toys
from the monetary donations — everything
from board games to Barbie dolls to Hot
Wheels. “I just looked for the good deals,” he
Rest assured, Rodriguez said he will contin-
ue to donate toys and up the ante a little more
each year — mentioning that aside from the
children, he’s trying to organize a Bombers
visit to local veterans hospitals in 2013.
“That’s our goal,” he said. “I’m going big
next year to help out some kids and veterans
that really need it.”
For more information on how you can help
the Bombers give this Christmas, or through-
out the year, visit calbombers.com.
Continued from page 11
Santa paid a visit to the California Bombers, a San Mateo-based softball team that donated
220 toys to various charities.
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“Everybody kind of was thinking, ‘Here we
go again,”’ Myers said. “He kind of had this
look, it was like a boxer who takes a punch and
starts laughing. He went the other with it and
came out guns blazing and performed excep-
tionally well and won us the game, really. He
took over the game. That, to me, was a pivotal
point in our season. Not only for his leadership
ability but for the rest of the players on the team
to see how talented he was, when needed to be
the man, he could do it.”
Myers took the risk of signing Curry to a $44
million, four-year contract extension through the
2016-17 season hours before the season opener
at Phoenix. Curry had even sat out the final two
exhibitions as a precaution because of ankle
It was the final day Golden State could sign
Curry to an extension or he would become a
restricted free agent next summer. While the risk
of injury is no different now than it was then,
Curry’s confidence has helped put everybody
around him at ease.
“Every day that goes by and nothing tran-
spires, I feel better,” Myers said.
Curry is averaging career-highs of 19.9 points
and 6.3 assists per game. He has started all 26
contests and is making a strong case, along with
co-captain David Lee, to be Golden State’s first
All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.
All this after Curry averaged career lows of
14.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds while
missing 40 games during last season’s lockout-
shortened 66-game schedule, repeatedly sprain-
ing, tweaking or rolling his right ankle.
Curry rehabbed in Charlotte for weeks.
Finally, in April, he had what the team called an
“exploratory procedure” that “revealed a stable
ankle with no structural damage and consisted
of cleaning out loose debris and scar tissue.” The
former Davidson star also had surgery to repair
a tendon in his ankle in the summer of 2011 and
often had problems even while playing that next
Former Warriors head coach and longtime
assistant Keith Smart, in his second season at the
helm in Sacramento, shakes his head when he
recalls Curry’s ankle issues.
“It was frustrating for him. It was frustrating
for us, because he wanted to try every single
time. I mean, the guy would walk across the
floor and roll his ankle,” Smart said. “That’s how
loose that thing was. And he would try to still
practice through it. You would tell him, ‘Don’t
do it.’ You would do all the things you could to
keep him off the floor, but he wanted to do it. He
wanted to play. He’s not one of those guys who
have earned his position in the NBA — earned
the great salary now — and feels that, ‘Hey, I
can just wait and heal up and let this thing do its
own thing.’ That guy wanted to play. He loves
Continued from page 11
the timespan I have as a football player when
I’m on the football field to dictate what’s a clean
and what’s a not-so-clean hit,” Goldson said.
“I’m not a dirty player. And that’s just that.”
Goldson, playing on a one-year contract of
$6.2 million, has had multiple fines for his play.
Among them:
• $7,875 for a late hit on sliding Rams quar-
terback Sam Bradford on Dec. 2.
• $7,875 for taunting — unsportsmanlike con-
duct — after tackling Seattle running back
Marshawn Lynch in October.
• $25,000 for punching Arizona receiver
Early Doucet in November 2011 (Doucet was
fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness for
striking Goldson in the helmet area).
• $5,000 for a late hit on Raiders receiver
Louis Murphy in October 2010.
In his latest offense, officials whistled
Goldson for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct
penalty after he barreled into Hernandez as the
tight end was still in the air and turning to make
a catch in the third quarter of San Francisco’s
41-34 victory in Foxborough. Goldson put his
feet together, spread his arms out wide and
looked to the sky in a celebration that is becom-
ing routine in San Francisco’s secondary.
Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio dis-
agreed with the call, but he understands that it’s
part of the NFL’s safety-first approach to protect
defenseless receivers.
“He wrapped the guy up, hit him right here in
the chest area,” Fangio said. “I think what’s hap-
pened, if it looks bad, the league has told offi-
cials to err on the side of caution.”
The violent collisions are a staple of San
Francisco’s defense.
Goldson believes the style is a big reason why
the 49ers are tied with the Seahawks for the best
scoring defense in the league, allowing only
15.6 points per game. On the next play against
the Patriots, for instance, Hernandez looked
timid and had a pass from Tom Brady pop off
his hands that Aldon Smith scooped up for an
“Hits like that get wide receivers the short
hands,” Goldson said. “It’s been proven
throughout this league for years, and it’s been
proven since me and Donte (Whitner) have been
back there making hits and our whole defense.”
Goldson has three interceptions this season
after six last year — he had five in his four sea-
sons combined. Others also have taken notice.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll praised the
physicality of San Francisco’s secondary this
week. Looking back at the 49ers’ 13-6 victory
over Seattle at Candlestick Park in Week 7,
Carroll said rookie quarterback Russell Wilson
will have to be aware of Goldson and Whitner if
they want a different result the second time
“Their safeties are ridiculous,” Carroll said.
The only concern Goldson has about his ris-
ing reputation is that he could face a possible
suspension if he’s flagged for enough hits.
While he wants players to be intimidated by his
presence, he said he’s not trying to hurt anybody
and practices proper techniques. He also doesn’t
want to be known as the league’s hardest hitter.
Continued from page 11
U.S. teen Mikaela Shiffrin
earns first World Cup slalom win
ARE, Sweden — Mikaela Shiffrin showed
that the American ski team can live without
Lindsey Vonn, at least for a little while.
In the first World Cup race since Vonn said
she was taking a break from the circuit, the 17-
year-old Shiffrin picked up the slack quite nice-
ly. She won a night slalom, edging Sweden’s
Frida Hansdotter for her first World Cup victo-
Shiffrin has been touted as the next American
ski star, and she performed like one under the
floodlights on Are’s Olympia course. An out-
standing second run gave her a combined time
of 1 minute, 45.36 seconds.
Shiffrin was second after the first run and was
then challenged by overall World Cup leader
Tina Maze, who had a blazing second run to
take a large lead just before the American was
to ski. But Shiffrin kept her composure in a run
that was even faster, setting a time that first-run
leader Hansdotter couldn’t match.
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y-New England 10 4 0 .714 506 315
N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 255 320
Miami 6 8 0 .429 264 279
Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 306 402
y-Houston 12 2 0 .857 394 280
Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 309 358
Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 285 396
Jacksonville 2 12 0 .143 219 383
x-Baltimore 9 5 0 .643 348 307
Cincinnati 8 6 0 .571 355 293
Pittsburgh 7 7 0 .500 302 291
Cleveland 5 9 0 .357 280 310
y-Denver 11 3 0 .786 409 274
San Diego 5 9 0 .357 299 312
Oakland 4 10 0 .286 263 402
Kansas City 2 12 0 .143 195 367
Washington 8 6 0 .571 381 350
Dallas 8 6 0 .571 327 338
N.Y. Giants 8 6 0 .571 373 304
Philadelphia 4 10 0 .286 253 375
y-Atlanta 12 2 0 .857 371 259
New Orleans 6 8 0 .429 389 379
Tampa Bay 6 8 0 .429 354 349
Carolina 5 9 0 .357 296 319
y-Green Bay 10 4 0 .714 344 292
Minnesota 8 6 0 .571 319 308
Chicago 8 6 0 .571 321 240
Detroit 4 10 0 .286 330 380
x-San Francisco 10 3 1 .750 357 218
Seattle 9 5 0 .643 350 219
St. Louis 6 7 1 .464 258 315
Arizona 5 9 0 .357 224 302
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Saturday, Dec. 22
Atlanta at Detroit, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23
Tennessee at Green Bay, 10 a.m.
Indianapolis at Kansas City, 10 a.m.
New Orleans at Dallas, 10 a.m.
Minnesota at Houston, 10 a.m.
Oakland at Carolina, 10 a.m.
Buffalo at Miami, 10 a.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.
New England at Jacksonville, 10 a.m.
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 19 6 .760 —
Brooklyn 13 12 .520 6
Boston 13 12 .520 6
Philadelphia 12 14 .462 7 1/2
Toronto 8 19 .296 12
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 16 6 .727 —
Atlanta 15 8 .652 1 1/2
Orlando 12 13 .480 5 1/2
Charlotte 7 17 .292 10
Washington 3 20 .130 13 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 14 10 .583 —
Milwaukee 13 10 .565 1/2
Indiana 14 12 .538 1
Detroit 7 21 .250 9
Cleveland 5 22 .185 10 1/2
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Memphis 16 6 .727 1/2
San Antonio 19 8 .704 —
Houston 13 12 .520 5
Dallas 12 13 .480 6
New Orleans 5 19 .208 12 1/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 21 5 .808 —
Minnesota 13 11 .542 7
Denver 14 12 .538 7
Utah 14 13 .519 7 1/2
Portland 11 12 .478 8 1/2
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 18 6 .750 —
Golden State 17 8 .680 1 1/2
L.A. Lakers 12 14 .462 7
Phoenix 10 15 .400 8 1/2
Sacramento 7 17 .292 11
Minnesota 99, Oklahoma City 93
Miami at Dallas, late
Denver at Portland, late
Friday’s Games
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
vs. Arizona
vs. Bobcats
vs. Clippers
vs. Celtics
BOSTON RED SOX—Promoted Jared Banner to
assistant director,player personnel; Mike Murov to
coordinator,baseball operations;DuncanWebbhas
been promoted to assistant director, player devel-
opment; Laz Gutierrez to coordinator, player
development programs.TimHyerstominor league
hitting coordinator; George Lombard to minor
league outfield and baserunning coordinator;
Quincy Boyd and Jim Robinson to regional cross-
checkers; Steve Peck to special assignment scout;
Victor Rodriguez Jr. area supervisor and Domini-
can Republic crosschecker; Dave Klipstein to major
league scout; Anthony Turco to professional scout.
Named Mike Rikard national scouting coordinator;
John Booher national crosschecker; Tom Kotch-
man, Brian Moehler, John Pyle and Willie Romay
area scouts;Wilder Lobo,Ramon Mora and Alex Re-
quena scouts in Venezuela; Carlos Lugo scout in
the Dominican Republic; Dennis Neuman scout in
Curacao and Aruba; and David Tapia scout in Mex-
MINNESOTATWINS—Agreed to terms with RHP
Mike Pelfrey on a one-year contract.
TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP
Yoshinori Tateyama on a minor league contract.
National League
MIAMI MARLINS—Agreed to terms with 3B
Placido Polanco on a one-year contract.
RHP Mike Adams on a two-year contract.
BUFFALOBILLS—Placed CB Leodis McKelvin on
injured reserve. Signed LB Kirk Morrison.
SEATTLESEAHAWKS—Placed DE Jason Jones on
injured reserve. Signed DT Hebron Fangupo from
the practice squad.Signed WR Bryan Walters to the
practice squad.
LAGALAXY—Signed F Gyasi Zardes.
TORONTO FC—Announced the team was
awarded C Gale Agbossoumonde via a league lot-
CAMPBELL—Named Landon Mariani offensive
coordinator and quarterbacks coach,Craig Cox de-
fensive coordinator,Kevin Thompson offensive line
coach,Adam Morris wide receivers coach,D.J.Sum-
mers running backs coach, Damien Adams
defensive line coach,Bryant Foster defensive backs
coach and Jonathan Hodges linebackers coach.
DEPAUW—Named Bill Lynch football coach.
LSU—Suspended P Brad Wing for the Chick-fil-A
Bowl for an unspecified violation of team rules.
By Eddie Pells
Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor
Hamilton says she coped with
depression and a troubled marriage
by turning to a
life of prostitu-
In a series of
posts to her
Twitter account,
Favor Hamilton
working as an
escort following
a report
Thursday on The
Smoking Gun
website about her double life.
“I do not expect people to under-
stand,” Favor Hamilton tweeted. “But
the reasons for doing this made sense
to me at the time and were very much
related to depression.”
The Smoking Gun said the 44-
year-old athlete has been working for
the last year for a Las Vegas escort
service that booked her for dates
there, as well as in Los Angeles,
Houston and Chicago. The website
said she charged $600 an hour for her
One of the country’s best-ever mid-
dle-distance runners, Favor Hamilton
competed for the U.S. at the
Olympics in 1992, 1996 and 2000 but
did not win a medal. She won seven
U.S. national titles. She lives in
Madison, Wis., where, The Smoking
Gun reported, she and her husband,
Mark, live in a $600,000 home and
appear to be in no financial distress
based on the website’s review of
court and municipal records.
Favor Hamilton told the website
that only her husband was aware of
her escort work, but that, “He tried,
he tried to get me to stop. He wasn’t
supportive of this at all.”
Ex-Olympian worked as escort
Suzy Favor
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In fact, the 2013 Lancer SE, which many
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DETROIT — The Toyota Camry, the best-
selling car in the U.S., performed poorly this
year in a new crash test and failed to get the
best safety rating from an insurance industry
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
gave the Camry a “Poor” rating on a test that
measures how well people are protected when
the front corner of a car hits another car or an
The Camry still did well on the institute’s
other four tests and earned a “Top Safety
Pick” designation. But it failed to get a “Top
Safety Pick-Plus” rating because of the bad
performance on the new “small overlap” test
of corner crashes.
Ten moderately priced midsize cars got the
institute’s highest rating. They include the
Honda Accord, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger,
Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima,
Subaru Legacy and Outback, Suzuki Kashai
and the Volkswagen Passat.
Toyota’s Prius v gas-electric hybrid wagon
also performed poorly on the new test, but
still earned a “Top Safety Pick” designation.
“Toyota’s engineers have a lot of work to do
to match the performance of their competi-
tors,” IIHS President Adrian Lund said in a
statement Thursday.
Toyota said in a statement that IIHS has
raised the bar with the new test, exceeding
U.S. government requirements. But the com-
pany said it will respond to the challenge.
“We are evaluating the new test protocols and
can say that there will not be one single solu-
tion to achieve greater crash performance in
this area,” the statement said.
Through November, Toyota has sold more
than 373,000 Camrys in the U.S. It is the top-
selling car in the U.S. almost every year.
Both the Prius v and Camry performed well
in moderate front-end crash tests, as well as
side impact, roof strength and rear impact
tests, the institute said.
Moderately priced midsize cars outper-
formed midsize luxury cars in the new test,
the institute said. The only midsize luxury
cars to earn a “Top Safety Pick-Plus” award
were the Acura TL and Volvo S60.
IIHS is a nonprofit research group funded
by auto insurance companies. It develops
crash tests to cut deaths, injuries and property
damage losses from car and truck crashes.
Toyota’s Camry performs poorly on new crash test
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Top competitors in the lower-priced,
compact sedan segment include cars that
come only as front-wheel drive models and
compete in price more directly with the
base, front-wheel drive, 148-horsepower,
2013 Lancer DE, which starts at $16,790
with manual transmission.
As an example, the front-wheel drive,
2013 Toyota Corolla with 132-horsepower
four cylinder has a starting manufacturer’s
suggested retail price, including destina-
tion charge, of $17,025 with manual trans-
mission. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan
with manual transmission and 148-horse-
power four cylinder starts at $17,590.
Rally car enthusiasts know all about the
high-performance, turbocharged
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and its World
Rally Championships. The starting price
tag for the Evolution is $35,490.
But the plainer, affordable Lancer sedan
has trouble breaking through to American
buyers’ shopping lists because, in part, it’s
not as well known as other cars in the
small sedan segment.
Pictures of the 2013 Lancer don’t do it
justice, either. In real life, the exterior is
stylishly upscale and unlike the more
bland-looking Corolla and Honda Civic.
Inside, however, the Lancer can seem ho-
hum, with plastics and other materials that
come off as inexpensive.
Knobs and buttons in the test car worked
fine but didn’t provide the kind of quality
feel noticed in some other small cars.
The Lancer interior was straightforward
and unadorned in the test model, save for an
optional, colorful, multi-function display
that was liquid crystal.
In comparison, the interior of the 2013
Hyundai Elantra, with its sweeping dash-
board and well-placed accent pieces, looks
Still, it’s worth noting that even the base
2013 Lancer comes with standard remote
keyless entry, power windows and outside
mirrors, including a driver window with
one-touch up and down, as well as 140-watt
AM/FM audio system with CD and MP3
players and volume control that is automat-
ically adjusted as the car’s speed increases.
The test car’s optional, 710-watt
Rockford Fosgate audio system with a 10-
inch subwoofer fitted into the side of the
trunk had bass so deep it could shake the
Lancer and be felt in nearby cars.
The test Lancer SE’s 2.4-liter, double over-
head cam, four-cylinder engine had good
power, and peak torque of 167 foot-pounds
came on at a good point — 4,100 rpm.
The Lancer SE test car wasn’t a sportster,
but it moved with verve in city traffic and
sought to get up to highway speed in short
Engine noise was noticed at the higher
revs, and both road noise and sounds from
passing vehicles came into the passenger
Notably, the CVT in the test car didn’t
strangle the power and worked so compe-
tently, some drivers might not be aware it’s
not a regular automatic transmission.
The government rates the all-wheel drive,
2013 Lancer SE, which comes only with the
CVT, at 22 and 29 mpg in city and highway
travel, respectively.
This is lower than the 27/36-mpg rating
that the 2013 Impreza has with lower-pow-
ered engine and CVT. All Subarus come
standard with all-wheel drive.
Still, the somewhat stiff-riding Lancer
SE, with its well-controlled body motions
and confident handling through slaloms
and in mountain curves, impressively
clung to the road and was enjoyable to
Even in a heavy, unrelenting rainstorm,
the car moved purposefully and never lost
traction. All-wheel drive, which can be
switched on via a button in the center con-
sole, was a comforting feature.
Note the Lancer’s all-wheel drive also
can be manually set to direct up to 70 per-
cent of the available power to the electron-
ic control coupling that manages the rear
Front- and rear-seat headroom is within
0.1 or 0.2 inch of that in the Impreza
As in many compact sedans, three adults
sit closely in the back seat. The Lancer
SE’s trunk space is measured at 12.3 cubic
feet, but with the subwoofer that was in the
test car’s trunk, space shrunk to 11.8 cubic
The material lining the trunk was pretty
barebones stuff.
Besides the knee air bag that helps keep
the driver properly positioned behind the
steering wheel during a frontal crash, stan-
dard safety equipment includes antilock
brakes, electronic stability control and
traction control.
The Lancer earned four out of five stars
in overall crash tests by the federal govern-
ment, with across-the-board four-out-of-
five stars in frontal and side crash testing.
Continued from page 17
DETROIT — General Motors is recalling
more than 145,000 pickup trucks because the
hoods can fly open unexpectedly and block
the driver’s vision.
The recall affects Chevrolet Colorado and
GMC Canyon midsize trucks from the 2010
through 2012 model years. Most of the trucks
were sold in North America.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration says some of the trucks may
not have a secondary hood latch. If the main
latch isn’t fastened, the hoods can open while
the trucks are in motion.
GM said Thursday that it doesn’t know of
any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.
The automaker traced the problem to a parts
supplier after getting four reports of trucks
with missing secondary latches.
Owners will have the option of checking the
hoods for the secondary latch or taking it to a
dealer. If there’s no secondary latch, GM will
replace the hoods free of charge.
The recall includes 118,800 trucks in the
U.S., 15,264 in Canada, 7,492 in Mexico and
just over 4,000 in other countries, GM said in
a statement. Owners are expected to get recall
notices in the mail starting next month.
GM recalls pickup trucks to fix problem with hoods
By David Germain
As drummer in a forgotten New
Jersey band in the 1960s, David
Chase never got close — never even
got close to close — to making it in
music. Yet from a sound check of his
rock-infused HBO series “The
Sopranos,” it’s clear the music never
faded away.
So what better way for the TV rev-
olutionary to make his film directing
debut than with a story that’s all
about the music? Chase’s “Not Fade
Away” — a somewhat autobiograph-
ical drama about a Jersey boy play-
ing drums in a ’60s band and dream-
ing of stardom — would be called a
promising first feature from some
unknown filmmaker doing the
rounds at Sundance. Coming from a
Hollywood heavyweight who’s spent
decades in the TV trenches, it’s a
hopeful sign, or maybe just wishful
thinking, that more of the quality that
has fled film for television might
somehow be channeled back to the
“Not Fade Away” is a sweet, sad,
‘Not Fade Away’ has
sweet sound check
See NOT FADE, Page 20
Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Susan Cohn
UNIVERSITY. On view for the first
time in the United States, “The
Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic
Tradition” at Stanford University’s
Cantor Arts Center presents the work
of 10 artists selected as finalists for
the prestigious Jameel Prize, an
international award bestowed by the
Victoria and Albert Museum in
London and sponsored by Abdul
Latif Jameel Community Initiatives.
The Jameel Prize, awarded for
contemporary art and design inspired
by Islamic tradition, encourages the
exploration of long-established prac-
tices of Islamic art, craft and design
within a contemporary framework.
The resulting exhibition demon-
strates that artists can use these tradi-
tions in ways that are vividly relevant
to the contemporary world and fos-
ters a wider debate about Islamic cul-
ture and its role today.
The Prize is open to all and not
restricted to Muslims or those from
the Islamic world. Entry is by nomi-
nation and for the 2011 Jameel Prize
the names of almost 200 artists and
designers were put forward from
countries as diverse as the United
States, Spain, Nigeria, Egypt and
Pakistan. From this list, 10 finalists
were selected, with one chosen as a
winner for a prize of 25,000 British
pounds, or approximately $35,800.
Rachid Koraïchi won the Jameel
Prize 2011 for his series of embroi-
dered cloth banners entitled “Les
Maitres invisibles” (“The Invisible
Masters”), made in 2008. Koraïchi
uses Arabic calligraphy and symbols
and ciphers from a range of other
languages and cultures to explore the
lives and legacies of the 14 great
mystics of Islam. These “masters”
include great Muslim thinkers and
poets such as Rumi and EI Arabi,
whose teachings have spread even to
the West.
Connie Wolf, Cantor Arts Center
John and Jill Freidenrich Director,
said, “We are pleased to offer our
visitors this exciting exhibition for its
first U.S. viewing. These beautiful
contemporary artworks are inspired
by a long Islamic tradition, and it is
wonderful that we can have the
works on view at the Cantor, where
we are dedicated to presenting
important and engaging art from
around the world. We are delighted
to be able to introduce our visitors to
the works of 10 artists who are show-
ing their work for the very first time
in the Bay Area.”
The finalists are culturally diverse,
representing many countries. The
youngest artist, Noor Ali Chagani,
was born in Pakistan and lives in
Lahore. Monir Shahroudy
Farmanfarmaian, who has works in
the collection of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York, was born
in Iran but spent many years in the
United States; she currently lives in
Tehran. Bita Ghezelayagh, born in
Italy, now lives in London and
Tehran. Babak Golkar, born in the
United States, now lives in Canada.
Hayv Kahraman, born in Iraq, now
lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rachid Koraïchi, born in Algeria,
now lives in Tunisia and France.
Hazem EI Mestikawy, born in Egypt,
lives in Egypt and Austria. Hadieh
Shafie, born in Iran, lives in the
United States. Soody Sharifi, born in
Iran, lives in the United States.
The exhibition is organized by the
Victoria and Albert Museum in
London in partnership with the
Abdul Latif Jameel Community
Initiatives with the support of Cantor
Arts Center Members and the Sohaib
and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic
Studies at Stanford University. The
program is the central forum for
interdisciplinary research and teach-
ing in Islamic Studies at Stanford
University and facilitates and pro-
motes the study of Islamic cultures
and societies, including the history of
Islam from its beginnings to the 21
century, systematic study of Islamic
social contexts, the religion of Islam
in all its internal complexity, and the
diversity of human experience as
seen in literature and the arts origi-
nating in societies affected by
Islamic civilizations.
Related events include a Spotlight
Talk by a graduate student on Friday,
Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. and an Artist’s Talk
by Rachid Koraïchi on Thursday,
Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday,
Feb. 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m., a
panel of experts engage in scholarly
debate about contemporary Islamic
art. The programs are open to the
public with free admission.
The Cantor Arts Center is open
Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Thursday until 8 p.m.
Admission is free. The Center is
located on the Stanford campus, off
Palm Drive at Museum Way. Parking
is free after 4 p.m. weekdays and all
day on weekends. For more informa-
tion visit museum.stanford.edu or
call 723-4177. “The Jameel Prize:
Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition”
runs through March 10, 2013.
Susan Cohn can be reached at
susan@smdailyjournal.com or
Hayv Kahraman,“Migrant 8,”2010,Collection of Tarek and Lina Damerji,on
display in The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition, at the Cantor
Arts Center, Stanford University through March 10, 2013.
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smart and satisfying piece of nostalgia. Yet it’s
more than just a little acid trip down memory
lane. Chase writes intimately and authorita-
tively about a time and place and attitude he
lived himself, and does it with such energy
and affection that we wish we were back at the
beginning ourselves, when rock ’n’ roll grew
up from mere pop music to an art and lifestyle
all its own.
Like “The Sopranos,” much of the drama
arises out of generational conflict, in this case
rebellious son Douglas (John Magaro) and his
pragmatic, my-way-or-the-highway dad
(“Sopranos” star James Gandolfini). As count-
less teens before and since, Douglas is infect-
ed by music — chiefly, the bluesy, rootsy rock
of the early Rolling Stones — and joins a
band with some New Jersey pals who are sim-
ilarly caught up in the British invasion of the
early and mid ’60s.
From there we get not the overdone tale of
a group on the rise and struggling with the pit-
falls of fame and success. Instead, we get the
genuine and more illuminating story of all
those losers who didn’t make it. Who maybe
didn’t put in the time, maybe didn’t have the
talent, maybe didn’t pursue the dream with the
single-minded fanaticism that it usually takes
to rise to the top, or even to climb the first cou-
ple of rungs.
Writer-director Chase lets his story and
characters evolve naturally with the music and
the decade, Douglas and his band mates
advancing from three-chord
cover tunes to their own stab at
a grand rock epic.
Along the way, they live the
rock life even if they don’t reap
its rewards. Egos clash as the
band decides Douglas has a
better voice and is promoted to frontman over
initial vocalist Eugene (Jack Huston). Tragedy
strikes in a reckless accident involving gui-
tarist Wells (Will Brill). The band gets a dis-
heartening wake-up call about paying dues
after an audition for celebrated producer and
songwriter Jerry Ragovoy (Brad Garrett). And
Douglas satisfies what is arguably the main
goal for any guy who joins a rock band — to
attract women — as he wins over high school
dream girl Grace (Bella Heathcote).
It’s no surprise, considering the union of
music and drama on “The Sopranos,” that
Chase assembles a killer soundtrack featuring
the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, Bo
Diddley, Robert Johnson, Lead Belly, Elmore
James and many others. He’s aided by fellow
Jersey guy and “Sopranos” co-star Steven Van
Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E
Street Band, who does double duty as both
music supervisor and an executive producer
on the film.
The period details lend great authenticity,
from Douglas’ gradually lengthening hair and
the flower-child adornments characters don, to
ghostly snippets of Rod Serling on “The
Twilight Zone” and Dean Martin on “The
Hollywood Palace,” to emergency-broadcast
system tests and duck-and-cover PSAs on
dealing with a nuclear attack.
Gandolfini does a lovely variation on his
Tony Soprano act of domineering dad, here
playing a working-class drone who bellows
job security to his son yet reveals touching
respect and even wistful envy at the notion of
chasing impossible dreams rather than play-
ing it safe.
“Not Fade Away” is stronger for its talented
cast of unknowns, their unfamiliarity lending
an anonymous quality to this band’s story that
makes it universal. If you weren’t in a failed
band yourself, you know people who were,
and Chase’s story IS their story, if not in the
particulars, then in the spirit and the passion.
The music may fade, but what’s behind it
never does.
“Not Fade Away,” a Paramount Vantage
release, is rated R for pervasive language,
some drug use and sexual content. Running
time: 112 minutes. Three stars out of four.
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By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK — After “The Sopranos” went
black, David Chase’s next move was never in
question: He would make a movie.
In all Chase’s time toiling as a writer in tele-
vision before “The Sopranos” — decades rang-
ing from “The Rockford Files” to “Northern
Exposure” — the big screen had beckoned. It
reached back to his days as a teenager taking
stills of “8 1/2” and “Dr. Strangelove” (clear
touchstones, still: one, Italian and surreal; the
other, darkly comic).
After his first stab at writing a psychological
thriller went begging, he turned to an idea of
his since the ’80s, one he occasionally kicked
around in the “Sopranos” writers room.
“I love rock ’n’ roll so much that I really
wanted to make a movie about the music, not
about the personalities involved, not about the
ups and downs or the rise
and fall of it,” says Chase.
“I didn’t want to do a
biopic. If it was going to be
a biopic, I wanted to do a
biopic about nobodies —
which is what it kind of is.”
“Not Fade Away,” which
Paramount Pictures will
open in limited release
Friday, is Chase’s first
project since “The Sopranos” remade
American pop culture and, among other things,
forever changed our relationship to Journey. A
coming-of-age tale set amid the generational
tumult of the ’60s, it’s the debut of the most
promising 67-year-old filmmaker to come
along in some time.
In a recent interview at Paramount’s New
York offices, Chase’s steady demeanor is
belied by a romanticism that comes through in
his work and his frankness. Though many
viewers reveled in the week-to-week whacking
of “The Sopranos,” Chase summarizes the
show (and its infamous ending) as about the
fleeting moments of tenderness in an otherwise
cold world.
“All I wanted to do was present the idea of
how short life is and how precious it is,” he
says. “The only way I felt I could do that was
to rip it away.”
Fans of “The Sopranos” will be pleased to
find that “Not Fade Away,” while a clear depar-
ture, bears Chase’s distinctive storytelling: its
swirl of family dynamics, pop culture and psy-
chology. And New Jersey: The film is set in the
suburbs of the state Chase grew up in and
where “The Sopranos” made its home.
It’s a slightly autobiographical story about a
drummer (newcomer John Magaro) in a garage
band with outsized ambitions of becoming the
next Rolling Stones. Much of the drama comes
in the strife between an afro-ed son and his
working class family (James Gandolfini, who
of course played Tony Soprano, is the disap-
proving father).
Unlike many ’60s period films, the decade’s
historical events are a backdrop, not the fore-
Steve Van Zandt, another “Sopranos” veter-
an, served as a producer and musical supervi-
sor on “Not Fade Away,” calls that approach
“extremely accurate.” The E Street Band gui-
tarist took the young actors of the film through
a virtual rock ‘n’ roll boot camp, guiding them
to sound like a genuine garage band.
“Yeah there was the civil rights thing going
on; there was the women’s rights thing going
on; there was this thing called Vietnam going
on,” says Van Zandt. “Cities were burning to the
ground. And we were like: ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Just get me to band rehearsal and let’s figure out
the chords to this new Yardbirds song.”’
After ‘The Sopranos,’ a bigger screen for Chase
David Chase
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ost Americans never
will sip the watermelon
margarita at Guy Fieri’s
behemoth Times Square restaurant,
nor savor the chicken Alfredo at
the Olive Garden in Grand Forks,
Yet both eateries somehow shot
to the top of the nation’s culinary
zeitgeist in 2012, for this was the
year of the viral restaurant review,
when the rants and raves of sea-
soned pros and naive octogenarians
alike got superstar treatment on the
world wide smorgasbord.
It was a year when drought crip-
pled farmers while Californians
clamored for foie gras. Twinkies
died and Paula Deen endorsed a
diabetes drug. Which is to say, it
was a year when the unlikely was
the norm.
While restaurateurs bemoaned
the influence of Yelp and other
social media review sites, 85-year-
old Grand Forks Herald restaurant
columnist Marilyn Hagerty cut
through the noise, heaping near
rhapsodic praise on the fine dining
at her community’s latest chain
restaurant. All she wanted to do
was get to her bridge game, but her
review became a must-read sensa-
And lest they be considered elite
for dissing her devotion to this fine
fare, the nation’s culinary upper
crust rushed to praise her. It was an
amusing — and embarrassing —
display of the food world’s split
personality, an ever growing chasm
between how real Americans eat,
and how real foodies want real
Americans to eat. Either way,
Hagerty did OK for herself, land-
ing a book deal with Anthony
Meanwhile, New York Times
reviewer Pete Wells scored a celeb
smackdown when he slammed
Fieri’s New York restaurant, Guy’s
American Kitchen & Bar, in a
scathing 1,000-word review written
almost entirely in questions. Wells
took heat for beating on Food
bad boy, but
the review —
which tore
across Twitter
the instant it
was posted —
drove hordes
to Fieri’s
tables, even if
only to rub-
berneck the
culinary acci-
Speaking of restaurants taking a
beating, the Chick-fil-A chain
earned plenty of scorn — and some
support — this summer when com-
pany president Dan Cathy came
out about his opposition to same
sex marriage. The dustup spawned
online “Chick-fil-Gay” mockery,
but ended with the company saying
it would stop funding anti-gay mar-
riage groups.
Another revelation — Twinkies
may not last forever. Blaming a
labor dispute for ongoing financial
woes, Hostess Brands decided to
close shop this year, taking with it
lunch box staples such as Twinkies,
Ding Dongs and Wonder bread.
The company said it would try to
sell off its many storied brands, so
maybe there is hope for the myste-
riously enduring snack cakes.
California’s foie gras fans may
not get a similar second chance.
Despite opposition by the state’s
restaurant industry, as of July it
became illegal to sell
foie gras — which is
made from goose or
duck livers enlarged by
force-feeding through
funnel-like tubes.
Back in New York, the
too-cool-for-you folks
spent the summer angst-
ing over whether
Brooklyn really did
have a hip dining scene.
Not that anyone outside
New York gives a flying
(artisanal bacon-wrapped) fig. But
silly one-upmanship gave way to
legit worry — and unity — when
Superstorm Sandy dealt a devastat-
ing blow to the city’s restaurant
For this year’s truly hot food
scene, you needed to head south.
Because THE South is where it’s
happening. Hugh Acheson, Tim
Love, John Besh and a gaggle
of others are putting a fresh
face on what
it means
to eat
Dixon Line, and
the rest of the country start-
ed to wake up to this.
And then there’s Paula Deen, the
doyenne of butter, deep-frying and
— at least this year — public rela-
tions travesties. Though diagnosed
with diabetes several years ago, she
waited until January — coinciden-
tally when she also had lined up a
lucrative drug endorsement deal —
to go public with it. She came off
looking money-grubbing, and an
opportunity to educate Americans
about a devastating disease was
mostly lost.
But Americans did learn plenty
about their hamburgers. In March,
the Internet exploded with worry
over so-called pink slime, or what
the meat industry prefers to call
lean finely textured beef. Though it
had been part of the
food chain for
years, by
end of
the kerfuffle the prod-
uct had all but disappeared.
Filling your grocery cart was —
and will continue to be — costly.
This summer’s massive drought in
the U.S. devastated famers and
drove up global food prices. And
the hardship isn’t over. Analysts
say we can expect food prices here
to go up by as much as 4 percent in
Food safety also was a headline
grabber. For the first time ever, the
Food and Drug Administration
used newly granted authority to
shutter a company without a court
hearing. In November, the govern-
ment shut down Sunland Inc., the
country’s largest organic peanut
butter processor, after repeated
food safety violations.
Meanwhile, the nation’s kids
seem to be sick of being told to
eat healthier. Nutritionists
praised the most significant
overhaul of federal school
lunch standards in years, but
the kids in the lunch lines
were less
uneaten in
the trash.
But the kids won’t get much
sympathy in New York City, where
a first-in-the-nation ban on eateries
selling sodas larger than 16 ounces
means slurping a monster gulper is
going to require double fisting.
At times this year it felt like the
food world belonged to the geeks,
and the rest of us just eat in it.
Nathan Myhrvold’s science chic
approach to cooking continued to
woo foodies, and even the more
populist folks at Cook’s Illustrated
magazine got in on the act with a
new cookbook, “The Science of
Good Cooking.”
Of droughts and foie gras angst — the year in food
Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Matthew Lee
WASHINGTON — The State Department
on Thursday acknowledged major weaknesses
in security and errors in judgment exposed in
a scathing independent report on the deadly
Sept. 11 assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission
in Libya. Two top State officials appealed to
Congress to fully fund requests to ensure
diplomats and embassies are safe.
Testifying before two congressional com-
mittees, senior State Department officials
admitted that serious management and leader-
ship failures left the diplomatic mission in
Benghazi woefully unprepared for the terrorist
attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens
and three other Americans.
“We clearly fell down on the job with regard
to Benghazi,” Deputy Secretary of State
William Burns told the House Foreign Affairs
Committee. Earlier, before the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, Burns said: “We
learned some very hard and painful lessons in
Benghazi. We are already acting on them. We
have to do better.”
Burns and Deputy Secretary of State
Thomas Nides testified in place of Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was
under doctor’s orders to stay home and recov-
er from a concussion she suffered last week.
Burns and Nides reiterated Clinton’s written
acceptance of the panel’s report and vowed to
implement each of its 29 recommendations.
The White House on Thursday also made its
first comment on the damning findings of the
report. Spokesman Jay Carney said that what
happened in Benghazi was “clearly unaccept-
able,” and that problems had to be fixed.
The report found that “‘systematic failures
and leadership and management deficiencies
at senior levels” of the State Department
meant that security was “inadequate for
Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with
the attack that took place.”
The Senate hearing provided an odd scene
because the committee chairman, Sen. John
Kerry, D-Mass., is the top candidate to replace
Clinton as secretary of state in President
Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet. Kerry
presided at the hearing, but asked no questions
of officials who could be his future employ-
In an opening statement, Kerry said the
department had “clear warning signs” of a
deteriorating security situation before the
attack. He also faulted Congress for failing to
provide sufficient money to protect facilities
worldwide, forcing the department to scram-
ble to cover security costs.
Lawmakers, officials
tangle over Libya raid
Paulo Pinheiro and member Carla del Ponte,right,address a joint news conference in Brussels,
By Edith M. Lederer
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security
Council on Thursday authorized military
action to wrest northern Mali from the control
of al-Qaida-linked extremists but demanded
progress first on political reconciliation, elec-
tions and training African troops and police.
A resolution adopted unanimously by the
U.N.’s most powerful body stressed that there
must be a two-track plan, political and mili-
tary, to reunify the country, which has been in
turmoil since a coup in March.
The Security Council authorized an
African-led force to support Malian authori-
ties in recovering the north — an area the size
of Texas — but set no timeline for military
action. Instead, it set out benchmarks to be
met before the start of offensive operations,
beginning with progress on a political
roadmap to restore constitutional order.
The resolution also emphasizes that further
military planning is needed before the
African-led force is sent to the north and asks
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to “confirm
in advance the council’s satisfaction with the
planned military offensive operation.”
U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous
said recently he does not expect a military
operation to begin until September or October
of next year.
Mali was plunged into turmoil after a coup
in March created a security vacuum. That
allowed the secular Tuaregs, who have long
felt marginalized by Mali’s government, to
take half the north as a new homeland. But
months later, the rebels were kicked out by
Islamist groups allied with al-Qaida, which
have now imposed strict Shariah law in the
Iraq finance minister says
staff members kidnapped
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s finance minister on
Thursday accused a “militia force” of kidnap-
ping members of his staff and said he holds
the prime minister personally responsible for
their safety.
Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi leveled the
charges just hours after Iraq’s ailing president
was flown to Germany for medical treatment
following a stroke. The 79-year-old president,
Jalal Talabani, is widely seen as a unifying fig-
ure who is able to rise above Iraq’s often bit-
ter politics and mediate among the country’s
ethnic and sectarian groups.
Al-Issawi made the accusations in a late
night press conference, where he called on
parliament to hold a vote of no confidence
against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s
Shiite-led government.
U.N. OKs military action
to oust al-Qaida in Mali
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Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha
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more information visit
‘Big River’ at Theatreworks. 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m. This Tony Award-winning
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novel ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry
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Elvin Bishop. 8 p.m. Club Fox, 2209
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Christmas Eve Service and
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traditional candlelight service at 10
p.m. Free. For more information call
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Peninsula Metropolitan Community
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and 11 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church,
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‘Big River’ at Theatreworks. 7:30
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Country Music Hall of Fame’s Roger
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ to life
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Country Music Hall of Fame’s Roger
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dation of a national mental health sys-
tem, Steinberg, a Democrat from
Sacramento, said at a news conference.
The $1 billion in annual funding has
been offset as other California programs
have lost hundreds of millions of dollars
due to budget cuts elsewhere in the sys-
Jessica Cruz, executive director of the
National Alliance on Mental Illness-
California, praised Steinberg’s proposal
but said the nation should do even more
to provide adequate funding for mental
health services.
Biden’s office had no immediate com-
ment, but the proposal was backed by
lawmakers including Rep. Doris Matsui,
D-Sacramento, who has introduced the
Excellence in Mental Health Act. Her
legislation would support community
mental health services and make them
eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.
Steinberg’s proposal had general sup-
port from state Sen. Ted Gaines of
Roseville, a conservative Republican
senator who generally opposes gun con-
trol efforts.
Gaines said he will introduce legisla-
tion that would permanently bar anyone
from owning a gun if they have been
deemed by the courts to be a danger to
others because of a mental disorder or
mental illness.
Current law allows such people to
petition the court to legally possess a
firearm after they have completed treat-
ment. Gaines’ bill would also extend the
weapons prohibition to mentally disor-
dered sex offenders.
He is among several lawmakers
advancing proposals to tighten gun
restrictions and improve school safety
On Thursday, Assemblywoman Nancy
Skinner, D-Berkeley, said she will intro-
duce legislation requiring that those buy-
ing ammunition show identification, that
the purchases be reported to the state
Department of Justice, and that all
ammunition dealers be licensed and
undergo a background check. Her legis-
lation also would ban kits than can be
used to convert ammunition clips into
high-capacity magazines.
Gov. Jerry Brown told the AP on
Thursday that he has not had time to
consider the legislation being introduced
in response to last week’s massacre.
Though California is at the forefront
of regulating weapons, Brown said,
“there’s more things that can be done
and I’m sure we’ll see a lot of good sug-
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ried up to 20 years incarceration. The
deal also ends a case that drew Japanese
media to San Mateo County and saw
several bizarre moments during a five-
day preliminary hearing this fall, includ-
ing the abrupt quitting of one translator
and his wife trying to secretly record her
testimony for a civil attorney. Consulate
members were also chastised by the
judge not to intimidate Yuka Nagaya
during her testimony.
Nagaya had been scheduled for a jury
trial Feb. 4 but will instead now return to
court that day for formal sentencing.
“The settlement is completely appro-
priate. He is now convicted of two
counts and all counts can be considered
for sentencing. This once again proves
that we can protect women,” Wagstaffe
Yuka Nagaya testified that the couple,
who had married in April 2010, often
quarreled over suspicions he was having
a relationship with a fellow consul
employee. The alleged abuse began
when they lived in San Francisco and
continued after they moved to San
Bruno. She said between January 2011
and March 31, 2012, the incidents
included hitting her over the head with a
laptop, stabbing her hand with a minia-
ture screwdriver, pouring milk over her
head and striking her face so hard she
later lost a tooth. San Bruno police
arrested Nagaya April 1 after she said he
threw her from a car in the parking lot of
their San Bruno apartment.
During the preliminary hearing, prose-
cutors presented photographs Yuka
Nagaya took of the injuries.
Nagaya is free from custody on
$350,000 cash bail and has remained
employed with the consulate in San
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upgrades’ long-term costs.
“It’s not good for safety, because
PG&E won’t get the message,” Long
Commissioners said they were trying
to strike a balance between punishing
the company for past mismanagement
and encouraging the company to invest
in safety, which requires meeting expen-
sive new infrastructure and operating
requirements for all state utilities and
fixing record-keeping and other prob-
lems found to be unique to PG&E.
“We want to make sure PG&E’s new
management team has the resources to
provide the safe system we all want,”
Commissioner Mike Florio said.
The explosion prompted a series of
state and federal investigations. The
National Transportation Safety Board
said the accident was caused by what
NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman
called “a litany of failures” by PG&E, as
well as weak oversight by regulators.
Hersman called the explosion the
nation’s most significant pipeline acci-
dent in the last decade, not only in terms
of its destructiveness, but also for the
significant maintenance lapses it
California State Sen. Jerry Hill
described the commission’s decisions on
how to apportion the expense of operat-
ing gas pipelines safely as a “Christmas
gift” for PG&E.
“This will allow PG&E to profit from
their gross negligence,” he said.
PG&E could also face hundreds of
millions of dollars in possible fines in
other proceedings before the commis-
Attorneys for the San Bruno blast vic-
tims have argued that PG&E did not do
enough to determine if the pipeline had
defective welds.
PG&E has claimed in court filings that
the explosion was an accident and not
due to mismanagement.
Continued from page 1
about five years before approaching
Anderson himself about finding some
housing. He worked but did not make
enough to afford the area’s high rents.
“This is life-changing,” Spence told
the Daily Journal yesterday. “I have no
Both received Christmas presents yes-
terday, something neither really experi-
enced last year.
Prior to permanent housing, medical
expenses for the clients averaged about
$195 each a month. One year after hous-
ing, the expense has dropped to about
$29 each a month, according to
InnVision Shelter Network.
In the five years prior to the
HOT/Vendome program, San Mateo’s
police department spent a total of
$141,675 in expenses from the chroni-
cally homeless now housed at the
Vendome, according to InnVision
Shelter Network.
The city bought the hotel, remodeled it
and opened it up in 2009. InnVision
Shelter Network contracts with the city
to provide case management services for
the 16 men and two women who live
their now.
InnVision Shelter Network is a non-
profit agency that survives in part with
donations from the public. To learn more
visit www.ivsn.org.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Instead of playing
cat and mouse with someone whom you know likes
you, come clean about how you feel. One way or
another, it’ll clear the air.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take the initiative
to investigate a matter that has aroused your
suspicions. Once you do, you’ll be able to confrm
your thinking as fact or fction.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Try to keep in touch
with persons who are vital to your plans. Instead
of making them feel that you’re peeking over their
shoulders, it’ll give them incentive to help you out.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Conditions continue
to look favorable for you where money is concerned.
In case you don’t know it, you’re on a proftable roll,
and you should keep doing what you’ve been doing.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your approach to life
is likely to be fresh and quite different, stimulating
your mind and leading to some very unique ideas. A
few might even open up some doors for you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Do more listening
than talking if you fnd yourself in the company
of someone you deem to be shrewd and worldly.
You may learn something that you can use to your
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A situation might
arise that could offer you a chance to get better
acquainted with someone you’ve been avoiding.
Your hostile opinion of him or her could be reversed.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Although you might
hold a slight edge in a situation where you’re
competing against another, it’s not so large that you
can afford to be overconfdent. Tread slowly and
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Get involved with people
who take life philosophically and look at it in a fun
light. You’re not likely to be very comfortable around
those who take themselves too seriously.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A signifcant proft
can be derived from an unusual investment or from
something you’re selling. In either case, you should
come out well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Someone close to you
may need an assessment of a situation in which she
or he is involved. If you believe you can help in any
way, offer some advice, even if it’s unsolicited.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- As long as you don’t
get greedy, things should work out rather well in
your fnancial affairs. Don’t put a damper on your
dealings by demanding too much.
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sion Dr., San Mateo, CA 94402 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Sevan
Isaac, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Sevan Isaac /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/26/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/30/12, 12/07/12, 12/14/12, 12/21/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Spectrum Services, 338 Laurel St.,
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Thomas
C. Lieberman, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 12/01/2012.
/s/ Sevan Isaac /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/27/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/30/12, 12/07/12, 12/14/12, 12/21/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Shoreview Cafe, 450 Norfolk, SAN
MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Jennifer Sarabia,
186 36th Ave., Apt. H, SAN MATEO, CA
94403 The business is conducted by and
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Jennifer Sarabia /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/03/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/07/12, 12/14/12, 12/21/12, 12/28/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Muffin Doodles, 10 Mulberry Ct., Apt.
17, BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Marco
Antoniolli, same address The business is
conducted by and Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Marco Antoniolli /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/05/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/07/12, 12/14/12, 12/21/12, 12/28/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Dish Smith, 95 Clareador, #3,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Dish Smith,
INC, CA The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Nichole M. Dishman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/09/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/07/12, 12/14/12, 12/21/12, 12/28/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Practice Joy, 1418 Gordon St., #5,
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Holli
McCormick, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on
/s/ Holli McCormick /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/06/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/14/12, 12/21/12, 12/28/12, 01/04/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Personal Best, 140 Emalita Ct., SAN
BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Jeannine Michel-
etti, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 11/28/2012.
/s/ Jeannine Micheletti /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/06/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/14/12, 12/21/12, 12/28/12, 01/04/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Ericson Electric and Intergration,
3923 Haussman Ct., SOUTH SAN
FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Daniel Eric-
son, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on
/s/ Daniel Ericson /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/11/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/21/12, 12/28/12, 01/04/12, 01/11/13).
26 Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Ralston Management Group, 1050
Ralston Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
RMG Employer, INC, CA. The business
is conducted by a Corporation. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Greg M. Galli /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/21/12, 12/28/12, 01/04/12, 01/11/13).
Richard M. Alhona
Case Number 122863
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Richard M. Alhona. A
Petition for Probate has been filed by
Patricia L. Alhona in the Superior Court
of California, County of San Mateo. The
Petition for Probate requests that Patricia
L. Alhona be appointed as personal rep-
resentative to administer the estate of
the decedent.
The petition requests the decedent’s will
and codicils, if any, be admitted to pro-
bate. The will and any codicils are avail-
able for examination in the file kept by
the court.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ster the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: January 14, 2013 at
9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. If you object to the granting of
the petition, you should appear at the
hearing and state your objections or file
written objections with the court before
the hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney. If you are a
creditor or a contingent creditor of the
decedent, you must file your claim with
the court and mail a copy to the personal
representative appointed by the court
within four months from the date of first
issuance of letters as provided in Pro-
bate Code section 9100. The time for fil-
ing claims will not expire before four
months from the hearing date noticed
above. You may examine the file kept by
the court. If you are a person interested
in the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form DE-
154) of the filing of an inventory and ap-
praisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special No-
tice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Diane S. Greenberg (SBN 59431)
Jorgenson, Siegel, McClure & Flegel,
1100 Alma St., Ste. 210
Dated: November 8, 2012
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on December 7, 14, 21, 2012.
(Lo esta demandando el demandante):
NOTICE! You have been sued. The court
may decide against you without your be-
ing heard unless you respond within 30
days. Read the information below.
You have 30 calendar days after this
summons and legal papers are served
on you to file a written response at the
court and have a copy served on the
plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not pro-
tect you. Your written response must be
in proper legal form if you want the court
to hear your case. There may be a court
form that you can use for your response.
You can find these court forms and more
information at the California Courts On-
line Self-Help Center
(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your
county law library, or the courthouse
nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing
fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver
form. If you do not file your response on
time, you may lose the case by default,
and your wages, money, and property
may be taken without further warning
from the court.
There are other legal requirements. You
may want to call an attorney right away.
If you do not know an attorney, you may
want to call an attorney referral service.
If you cannot afford an attorney, you may
be eligible for free legal services from a
203 Public Notices
nonprofit legal services program. You
can locate these nonprofit groups at the
California Legal Services Web site
(www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the Califor-
nia Courts Online Self-Help Center
(www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by
contacting your local court or county bar
association. NOTE: The court has a stat-
utory lien for waived fees and costs on
any settlement or arbitration award of
$10,000 or more in a civil case. The
court’s lien must be paid before the court
will dismiss the case.
AVISO! Lo han demando. Si no re-
sponde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede
decidir en su contra sin escuchar su ver-
sion. Lea la informacion a continuacion.
Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de
que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles
legales para presentar una respuesta por
escrito en esta corte y hacer que se en-
tregue ena copia al demandante. Una
carta o una llamada telefonica no lo pro-
tegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene
que estar en formato legal correcto si de-
sea que procesen su caso en la corte.
Es posible que haya un formulario que
usted pueda usar para su respuesta.
Puede encontrar estos formularios de la
corte y mas informacion en el Centro de
Ayuda de las Cortes de California
en la biblio teca de leyes de su condado
o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si
no puede pagar la cuota de presenta-
cion, pida al secretario de la corte que le
de un formulario de exencion de pago de
cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a
tiempo, puede perder el caso por incum-
plimiento y la corte le podra quitar su su-
eldo, dinero y bienes sin mas adverten-
cia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es re-
comendable que llame a un abogado in-
mediatamente. Si no conoce a un abo-
dado, puede llamar a de servicio de re-
mision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a
un abogado, es posible que cumpia con
los requisitos para obtener servicios le-
gales gratuitos de un programa de servi-
cios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede
encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro
en el sitio web de California Legal Serv-
ices Web site
(www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro
de Ayuda de las Cortes de California,
o poniendose en contacto con la corte o
el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO:
Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar
las cuotas y costos exentos por imponer
un gravamen sobre cualquier recupera-
cion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida
mediante un acuerdo o una concesion
de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil.
Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte
antes de que la corte pueda desechar el
The name and address of the court is:
(El nombre y direccion de la corte es):
Superior Court of California, County of
San Mateo
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665
The name, address, and telephone num-
ber of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff
without an attorney, is: (El nombre, direc-
cion y numero de telefono del abogado
del demandante, o del demandante que
no tiene abogado, es):
Reese Law Group
Harlan M. Reese, 118226, Joseph M.
Pleasant, 179571, Max A. Higgins,
270334, Dana N. Meyers, 272640.
6725 Mesa Ridge Road, Ste. 240
SAN DIEGO, CA, 92121
Date: (Fecha) Aug. 16, 2012
John C. Fitton, Clerk
G. Marquez, Deputy (Adjunto)
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
December 14, 21, 28, 2012, January 4,
210 Lost & Found
FOUND CHIHUAHUA mix Terrier tan
male near West Lake shopping Center in
Daly City (415)254-5975
FOUND- LITTLE tan male chihuahua,
Found on Davit Street in Redwood
Shores Tuesday, August 28th. Please
call (650)533-9942
LOST - Gold rim glasses, between 12th
& 14th Ave. in San Mateo on 12/9/12,
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
SSF, tan color, 12 lbs., scar on stomach
from being spade, $300. REWARD!
LOST SET of keys. Down town San Ma-
teo. 8 to 10 keys on Key chain including
Lincoln car key, kodatrue@gmail.com
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
RING FOUND Tue. Oct 23 2012 in Mill-
brae call (650)464-9359
294 Baby Stuff
BABY BASSINET - like new,
music/light/vibrates, $75., (650)342-8436
like new, $40., (650)342-8436
NURSERY SET - 6 piece nursery set -
$25., (650)341-1861
295 Art
WALL ART, from Pier 1, indoor/outdoor,
$15. Very nice! (650)290-1960
296 Appliances
HAIR DRYER, Salon Master, $10.
condition. 3 speed. $35. (650)854-4109
canner 4qt. $25. 415 333-8540
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, side-by-
side, free, needs compressor, (650)726-
ROTISSERIE GE, US Made, IN-door or
out door, Holds large turkey 24” wide,
Like new, $80, OBO (650)344-8549
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SLICING MACHINE Stainless steel,
electric, almost new, excellent condition,
$50 (650)341-1628
great for college dorm, $50 obo
SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
TABLE TOP refrigerator 1.8 cubic feet
brown in color, $45, call (650)591-3313
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK Roof mounted, holds up to
4 bikes, $65 (650)594-1494
298 Collectibles
15 HARDCOVERS WWII - new condi-
tion, $80.obo, (650)345-5502
Chinese Theatre, August program, fea-
turing Gloria Stuart, George Sanders,
Paul Muni, Louise Rainer, $20. SOLD!
1940 VINTAGE telephone guaranty
bench Salem hardrock maple excellent
condition $75 (650)755-9833
1969 LIFE MAGAZINE “Off to the
Moon”, featuring Armstrong, Aldrin, and
Collins, article by Charles Lindburgh,
$25., San Mateo, SOLD!
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1
clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902
49ERS MEMORBILIA - superbowl pro-
grams from the 80’s, books, sports
cards, game programs, $50. for all, obo,
62 USED European Postage Stamps.
Many issued in the early 1900s. All dif-
ferent and detached from envelopes.
$5.00 SOLD!
67 OLD Used U.S. Postage Stamps.
Many issued before World War II. All
different. $4.00, (650)787-8600
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOW plate 9/27/61 Native Div-
er horse #7 $60 OBO (650)349-6059
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $90. OBO, (650)754-
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
COLOR PHOTO WW 2 curtis P-40 air-
craft framed 24" by 20" excellent condi-
tion $70 OBO (650)345-5502
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
HARD ROCK Cafe collectable guitar pin
collection $50 all (650)589-8348
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
MARK MCGUIRE hats, cards, beanie
babies, all for $98., (650)520-8558
World Cup, $10., (650)365-3987
ened 20 boxes of famous hockey stars in
action, sealed boxes, $5.00 per box,
great gift, (650)578-9208
1981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2”,
all $40., (650)518-0813
POSTER - New Kids On The Block
1980s, $12., call Maria, (650)873-8167
SPORTS CARDS - 3200 lots of stars
and rookies, $40. all, (650)365-3987
298 Collectibles
a "Bill Orange" SU flag for Game Day
displays? $3., 650-375-8044
VINTAGE 1970S Grecian Made Size 6-7
Dresses $35 each, Royal Pink 1980s
Ruffled Dress size 7ish $30, 1880s Re-
production White Lace Gown $150 Size
6-7 Petite, (650)873-8167
BOX with Thermos, 1980s, $25., Call
Maria 650-873-8167
(20) 1980s $2 each, Call Maria 650-873-
299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
FISHER PRICE Musical Chair. 3 activi-
ties learning sound, attached side table,
and lights up, $25., (650)349-6059
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
1920 MAYTAG wringer washer - electric,
gray color, $100., (650)851-0878
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
ANTIQUE WASHING machine, some
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
BREADBOX, METAL with shelf and cut-
ting board, $30 (650)365-3987
FISHING POLES (4)- Antiques, $80.
obo, (650)589-8348
J&J HOPKINSON 1890-1900's walnut
piano with daffodil inlay on the front. Ivo-
ries in great condition. Can be played as
is, but will benefit from a good tuning.
$600.00 includes stool. Email
frisz@comcast.net for photos
SANDWICH GRILL vintage Westing
house excellent condition, $30,
303 Electronics
each, (650)364-0902
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
LSI SCSI Ultra320 Controller + (2) 10k
RPM 36GB SCSI II hard drives $40
MOTOROLA DROID X2 8gb memory
clean verizon wireless ready for activa-
tion, good condition comes with charger
screen protector, $100 (213)219-8713
x 9”, New, never used, $25. pair,
SONY HDTV hdmi monitor 23"
flatscreen model # klv-s23a10 loud built
in speakers $100 call (213)219-8713
304 Furniture
1940’S MAPLE dressing table with Mir-
ror & Stool. Needs loving and refinishing
to be beautiful again. Best Offer.
Burlingame (650)697-1160
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
2 SOLID wood Antique mirrors 511/2" tall
by 221/2" wide $50 for both
lent condition, $95 (650)589-8348
304 Furniture
AFGAN PRAYER rug beautiful original
very ornate $100 (650)348-6428
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BASE CABINET TV - double doors,
34”W, 22”D, 16”H, modern, glass, $25.,
BASE CABINET, TV, mahogany,
double doors; 24"D, 24"H x 36"W, on
wheels. $55 Call (650)342-7933
BLACK LEATHER love seat $50
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
CIRCA 1940 Mahogany office desk six
locking doors 60" by 36" good condition
$99 (650)315-5902
COCKTAIL BAR, Mint condition, black
leather, SOLD!
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft
fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too
noticeable. 650-303-6002
DINETTE TABLE walnut with chrome
legs. 36”x58” with one leaf 11 1/2”. $50,
San Mateo (650)341-5347
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET - mint condition,
brown, 47 in. long/15 in wide/ great for
storage, display, knickknacks, TV, $20.,
DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19
inches $30. SOLD!
DRESSER SET - 3 pieces, wood, $50.,
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand
carved, other table is antique white mar-
ble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381
END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in
box, need to assemble, 26”L x 21”W x
21”H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
FUTON BED, full size, oak. Excellent
condition. No Mattress, $50,
FUTON DELUXE plus other items all for
$90 650 341-2397 (U haul away)
GRANDMA ROCKING chair beautiful
white with gold trim $100 (650)755-9833
HAND MADE portable jewelry display
case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x
20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
Six Matching Oak chairs and Leaf. $350,
Cash Only, (650)851-1045
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with
pen holder and paper holder. Brand new,
in the box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
- $65., (650)347-8061
RATTAN PAPASAN Chair with Brown
cushion excellent shape $45
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vi-
nyl medium brown $70, (650)368-3037
ROCKING CHAIR - Beautiful light wood
rocking chair, very good condition, $65.,
OBO, (650)952-3063
ROCKING CHAIR - excellent condition,
oak, with pads, $85.obo, (650)369-9762
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
green, pretty. $40, (650)290-1960
27 Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Ease up
6 Culture sites
10 Method for
14 Recognition of
15 “The doctor will
be __ ten”
16 Red inside
17 Most of its strains
are harmless
18 Jazz-loving
20 Fort Knox
22 “Dies __”
23 Zion Church
24 Alien-seeking gp.
26 Stromboli seller
30 Novi Sad citizen
32 “Out Here on My
Own” musical
34 “Was __ I saw
yesterday ...?”
35 Nice quencher
37 Racers on a run
39 Farm job for
Perry Mason?
42 Grin scope
43 Negatives
44 Like clear winter
45 Old railway
operator’s hat
47 Labels
51 Like many audits
53 Lavish affection
55 French vineyard
56 Limited worker
58 USDA inspector,
at times?
60 Insignificant
64 Supervisory serf,
in Chaucer
65 Last name of
three related
baseball All-Stars
66 Words spoken
before the
67 Burger and fries,
68 100 satang
69 One-time Sinclair
70 Cambodian
1 Simple life forms
2 Morphed into
3 Worshipper
4 Soft rock
5 Walt Disney’s
6 “The River
Murders” co-star
7 Gloucester’s
8 Hope-Crosby
road movie
9 Affects
10 Noted dream-
ending words
11 Varnish
12 It may be rolled
over, briefly
13 Fondle
19 Snack company
with a triangular
21 Wildlife protection
25 [Yawn]
27 Deli supply
28 Pestered without
29 Danger
31 Sings with gusto
33 Aurora’s Greek
36 Many a parent
38 Legendary bridge
expert Garozzo
39 Give notice
40 Pupil’s place
41 Tree with yellow
ribbons, in song
42 “Foucault’s
46 Simon and
Garfunkel, e.g.
48 Submit
49 Submit
50 Building
52 Host
54 Overthrow, often
57 Plant holders
59 “All day soft. All
day smooth”
60 Folklore fairy
61 Pier gp.
62 Kabuki relative,
and a hint to five
puns in this
63 Some are
inalienable: Abbr.
By Jack McInturff
(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
304 Furniture
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of
storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720
TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass
top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
VANITY ETHAN Allen maple w/drawer
and liftup mirror like new $95
chairs, $25 each or both for $40. nice
set. (650)583-8069
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Five availa-
ble, Call (650)345-5502
6 BOXES of Victorian lights ceiling & wall
$90., (650)340-9644
8 PLACE setting 40 piece Stoneware
Heartland pattern never used microwave
and oven proof $50 (650)755-9833
Panasonic, $5, (650)595-3933
BEDSPREAD - queen size maroon &
pink bedspread - Fairly new, $50. obo,
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
opened. Christmas tree shape with or-
naments, SOLD!
DINING ROOM Victorian Chandelier
seven light, $90., (650)340-9644
306 Housewares
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
size, Fully stuffed; new, allergy-free tick-
ing, Mint condition, $25., (650)375-8044
many features, Exel, $9., (650)595-3933
GLASS SHELVES 1/2’” polished glass
clear, (3) 10x30”, $25 ea, (650)315-5902
GLASS SHELVES 1/2’” polished glass
clear, (3) 12x36”, $25 ea, (650)315-5902
TERS: Set of four. (2--4"x 4"w x 4"h);
(2--4"x 4" x 9"h.). Stackable, sharp.
$20.00 (650)375-8044
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)580-3316
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
condition, 12-inch round, 2 spoons,
mother of pearl , SOLD!
VINTAGE LAZY susan collectable excel-
lent condition $25 (650)755-9833
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry -
various sizes, colors, $100. for bag,
LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow length-
gloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436
WATCHES (21) - original packaging,
stainless steel, need batteries, $60. all,
308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”,
4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
308 Tools
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
amp, and accessories, $275., (650)341-
extra blades, $35., (650)521-3542
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
FMC TIRE changer Machine, $650
New 20hp Honda $2800 (650)333-4400
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
TABLE SAW (Sears) 10" belt drive new
1 horse power motor $99 (650)315-5902
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
$60. (650)878-9542
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
14 PLAYBOY magazines all for $80
$5. each obo, World & US History and
American Novel Classic, must see to ap-
preciate, (650)345-5502
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
40 ADULT VHS Tapes - $100.,
6 BASKETS assorted sizes and different
shapes very good condition $13 for all
310 Misc. For Sale
with metal frame, 42” X 18” X 6”, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
with 700 lights used twice $99 firm,
wheels, new, SOLD!
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
AFGHAN PRAYER RUG - very ornate,
2 1/2' by 5,' $99., (650)348-6428
PH Balance water, with anti-oxident
properties, good for home or office,
brand new, $100., (650)619-9203.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
ments, bulbs, lights, Best Offer,
BABY BJORN potty & toilet trainer, in
perfect cond., $15 each (650)595-3933
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry mak-
ing, $75. all, (650)676-0732
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BOOK “NATIONAL Geographic” Nation-
al Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858
CAMEL BACK antique trunk, wooden
liner $100 (650)580-3316
CARRY ON suitcase, wheels, many
compartments, exel,Only $20,
sealed box, interior/exterior/chrome solu-
tions, cloths, chamois, great gift, $20.,
COMFORTER - King size, like new, $30
SSF, (650)871-7200
DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2
total, (650)367-8949
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
310 Misc. For Sale
dition $50., (650)878-9542
hard cover, Every Day’s a Party, Louisia-
na Celebration, ideas , recipes, great gift
$10., (650)578-9208
EVERY DAY'S A PARTY - up-opened,
Emeril Lagasse book of party ideas, cel-
ebrations, recipes, great gift, $10.,
EXOTIC EROTIC Ball SF & Mardi gras 2
dvd's $25 ea. (415)971-7555
FOLDING LEG table 6' by 21/2' $25
Damark, 5 trays, works good. $30.00
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
tled “Fire Mountain”, reasonable, 380
pages, wine country story, adventure,
love & life, $2.00 each, (650)583-2595
Current authors, $2. each (10),
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HOBBY TABLE for Slot cars, Race cars,
or Trains 10' by 4'. Folds in half $99
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
INFLATED 4'6" in diameter swimming
pool float $12 (415)346-6038
backs at $3 ea. (650)341-1861
JAMES PATTERSON books 5 paper
backs at $1 ea. (650)341-1861
JAPANESE SAKE SET - unused in box,
sake carafe with 2 porcelain sipping,
great gift, $10., (650)578-9208
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
KITCHEN FAUCET / single handle with
sprayer (never used) $19, (650)494-1687
Palo Alto
MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x
21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base,
like new, $95., (650)349-2195
NELSON DE MILLE -Hardback books 5
@ $3 each, (650)341-1861
310 Misc. For Sale
NEW CEDAR shake shingles, enough
for a Medium size dog house. $20,
(650)341-8342 San Mateo
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
Outdoor Screen, Retail $130 With Metal
Supports, $80/obo. (650)873-8167
$80/all (650)345-5502
over 120 magazines, SOLD!
STATION - Complete with mirrors, draw-
ers, and styling chair, $99. obo,
PUNCH BOWL SET- 10 cup plus one
extra nice white color Motif, $25.,
RUG - 8x10, oriental design, red/gold,
like new, $95., San Mateo, SOLD!
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes), factory sealed, $10. (650)365-
SHOW CONTAINERS for show, with pin
frog, 10-25 containers, $25 all, (650)871-
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SNOW CHAINS never used fits multiple
tire sizes $25 (650)341-1728
SONY EREADER - Model #PRS-500, 6”,
$60., (650)294-9652
Freeze. English Subtitles, new $10.
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOILET SINK - like new with all of the
accessories ready to be installed, $55.
obo, (650)369-9762
VAN ROOF RACK 3 piece. clamp-on,
$75 (650)948-4895
VARIETY OF Christmas lights 10 sets, 2
12" reef frames, 2 1/2 dozen pine cones
all for $40 (650)341-8342
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
VOLVO STATION Wagon car cover $50
650 888-9624
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER - never used, $85.,
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE - 2 lamp with
frosted fluted shades, gold metal, never
used, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104
WANTED: USED. Tall, garage-type
storage cabinet with locking option,
WEATHER STATION, temp., barometer
and humidity, only $10 (650)595-3933
WHEELCHAIR - Used indoors only, 4
months old, $99., (650)345-5446
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each.
3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small
Accordion $82. (650)376-3762.
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G
Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513
KEYBOARD CASIO - with stand, adapt-
er, instructions, like new, SanMateo,
$60., (650)579-1431
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
with bag and stand and DBL Bass bug-
gie, all new $2000, OBO
YAMAHA KEYBOARD with stand $75,
ZITHER - CASE: Antique/rare/excellent
cond; Maroon/black, gold stenciling. Ex-
tras. Original label "Marx Pianophone
Handmade Instrument", Boston. $100.
312 Pets & Animals
KENNEL - small size, good for small
size dog or cat, 23" long 14" wide &
141/2" high, $25. FIRM (650)871-7200
REPTILE CAGE - Medium size, SOLD!
labs, TOP pedigree line, extreme hunters
as well as loving house dogs available
11/19/12 see at at
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors
with divider $50. (650) 743-9534.
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
28 Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
316 Clothes
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle
Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617
A BAG of Summer ties $15 OBO
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
different styles & colors, med. to lrg., ex-
cellent condition $5 ea., have 20,
EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather la-
dies winter coat - tan colored with green
lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
HARDING PARK mens golf dress shirts
(new) asking $25 (650)871-7200
LADIES BOOTS, thigh high, fold down
brown, leather, and beige suede leather
pair, tassels on back excellent, Condition
$40 ea. (650)592-2648
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30%
nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648
LEATHER COAT - 3/4 length, black,
never worn, SOLD!
LEATHER JACKET, mans XL, black, 5
pockets, storm flap, $39 (650)595-3933
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
ened, package, XL, Sierra long sleeves
and legs, dark green, plaid, great gift
$12., (650)578-9208
MEN'S SPORT JACKET. Classic 3-but-
ton. Navy blue, brass buttons, all wool.
Excellent condition. Size 40R $20.00
MENS JEANS (8) Brand names verious
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $99 for
all (650)347-5104
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
$25., 650-364-0902
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red (tag on) Reg. price
$200 selling for $59 (650)692-3260
(2) - 1 is made by (Starter) LG/XLG ex-
cellent condition $99. for both,
SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand
New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers),
black, $18. (510) 527-6602
TUXEDOS, FORMAL, 3, Black, White,
Maroon Silk brocade, Like new. Size 36,
$100 All OBO (650)344-8549
317 Building Materials
with 50" and 71" height, still in box, $50
obo (650)345-5502
(2) 50 lb. bags Ultra Flex/RS, new, rapid
setting tile mortar with polymer, $30.
each, (808)271-3183
DRAIN PIPE - flexible, 3” & 4”, approx.
20’ of 3”, 40 ft. of 4”, $25.all, (650)851-
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
BACKPACK - Large for overnight camp-
ing, excellent condition, $65., (650)212-
BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard
$35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DELUXE TABLE tennis with net and
post in box (Martin Kalpatrick) $30 OBO
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
EXERCISE MAT used once, lavender
$12, (650)368-3037
GIRLS BIKE, Princess 16” wheels with
helmet, $50 San Mateo (650)341-5347
GOLF BALLS Many brands 150 total,
$30 Or best offer, (650)341-5347
GOLF CLUB Cleveland Launcher Gold,
22 degrees good condition $19
GOLF CLUBS -2 woods, 9 irons, a put-
ter, and a bag with pull cart, $50.,
HEAVY PUNCHING bag stand - made
out of steel, retail $200., used, $50.,
PING CRAZ-E Putter w/ cover. 35in.
Like New $75 call(650)208-5758
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
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whatever sale you have...
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Reach over 76,500 readers
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in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650) 591-4046
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
470 Rooms
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49-59 daily + tax
$294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
‘93 FLEETWOOD Chrome wheels Grey
leather interior 237k miles Sedan $ 1,800
or Trade, Good Condition (650)481-5296
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Automotive Section.
Every Friday
Look for it in today’s paper to find
information on new cars,
used cars, services, and anything
else having to do
with vehicles.
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Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $3 per day.
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, au-
tomatic, custom, $3,600 or trade.
(415) 412-7030
630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVY ‘03 Pickup SS - Fully loaded,
$1950. obo, (650)465-6056
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
need some brake work. $2500, OBO,
NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats,
sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks
new, $15,500. (650)219-6008
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 - Softail Blue
and Cream, low mileage, extras, $7,400.,
Call Greg @ (650)574-2012
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead
special construction, 1340 cc’s,
Awesome! $5,950/obo
Rob (415)602-4535.
brackets $35., (650)670-2888
645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with ex-
tras, $750., (650)343-6563
650 RVs
‘73 Chevy Model 30 Van, Runs
good, Rebuilt Transmission, Fiber-
glass Bubble Top $1,795. Owner
Call for appointments. (650)364-1374.
CHEVROLET RV ‘91 Model 30 Van,
Good Condition $9,500., (650)591-1707
670 Auto Service
Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists
2165 Palm Ave.
San Mateo
Complete Auto Repair
foreign & domestic
1129 California Dr.
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
Original equipment. Excellent cond. Cop-
per fins. $60. San Bruno, (415)999-4947
1974 OWNERS MANUAL - Mercedes
280, 230 - like new condition, $20., San
Bruno, (650)588-1946
670 Auto Parts
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
CHEVY ASTRO rear door, $95.,
MAZDA 3 2010 CAR COVER - Cover-
kraft multibond inside & outside cover,
like new, $50., (650)678-3557
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, &
1 gray marine diesel manual $40 or B/O
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
We Sell, Install and
Repair All Brands of
Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired
to Any Car for Music
Quieter Car Ride
Sound Proof Your Car
31 Years Experience
2001 Middlefield Road
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
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Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
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Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
650 868 - 8492
License # 479385
Roots & ALL
I make your
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Construction Construction
Decks & Fences
State License #377047
Licensed • Insured • Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
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Offer your services to 76,500 readers a day, from
Palo Alto to South San Francisco
and all points between!
Call (650)344-5200
for all your electrical needs
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben at (650)685-6617
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New Rain Gutters
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Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
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(650)589-3153 (408)249-2838
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Call Mike the Painter
Installation of
Trenchless Pipes,
Water Heaters & Faucets
(650) 461-0326
Complete Kitchen & Bath Resource
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Open M-F 8:30-5:30 SAT 10-4
168 Marco Way
South San Francisco, 94080
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Home Improvement
Making Peninsula homes
more beautiful since 1996
* Home furnishings & accessories
* Drapery & window treatments:
blinds & shades
* Free in-home consultation
853 Industrial Rd. Ste E San Carlos
Wed – Sat 12:00- 5:30pm, or by appt.
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Portfolio and References,
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Call John Zerille
Window Coverings
Satisfying customers with world-
class service and products since
1952. Let us help you create the
home of your dreams. Please
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247 California Dr
Burlingame • 650-348-1268
990 Industrial Rd Ste 106
San Carlos • 650-508-8518
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taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
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Facials, Waxing, Fitness
Body Fat Reduction
Pure Organic Facial $48.
1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae
Dental Services
Family Dentistry &
Smile Restoration
UCSF Dentistry Faculty
Cantonese, Mandarin &
Hindi Spoken
320 N. San Mateo Dr. Ste 2
San Mateo
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Express Lunch
Special $8.00
1400 Broadway
We Do!
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Senior Meals, Kids Menu
1845 El Camino Real
Market & Eatery
Now Open in Burlingame
824 Cowan Road
LIve Lobster ,Lobster Tail,
Lobster meat & Dungeness Crab
Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at
Foster City Blvd. Exit
Foster City
19 large screen HD TVs
Full Bar & Restaurant
1819 El Camino, in
Burlingame Plaza
Partnership. Service. Trust.
Half Moon Bay, Redwood City,
San Mateo
World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno
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2833 El Camino Real
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184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
General Dentistry
for Adults & Children
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2
San Mateo 94401
30 Friday • Dec. 21, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Health & Medical
Le Juin Day Spa & Clinic
Special Combination Pricing:
Facials, Microdermabrasion,
Waxing , Body Scrubs, Acu-
puncture , Foot & Body Massage
155 E. 5th Avenue
Downtown San Mateo
(650) 347-6668
We can treat it
without CPAP!
Call for a free
sleep apnea screening
Millbrae Dental
Sessions start from $20
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January 29...................... E-Waste Collection Day, San Mateo
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February 19 ................... Family Resources Fair, San Mateo
March 5 ......................... Ombudsman Services of San Mateo Fundraiser, San Mateo
March 5 ......................... Burlingame Community for Education Foundation
March 7 ......................... Art in Action, Menlo Park
March 10 ....................... Sustainable San Mateo County Awards, So. San Francisco
March 18 ....................... SSF Senior Health Fair, So San Francisco
March 20 ....................... NAACP Fundraiser, San Mateo
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April 2............................ San Mateo County Youth Conference, San Mateo
April 2............................ Plant Sale, Master Gardeners, San Mateo
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October 20 ..................... Power of Possibilities Recognition Breakfast, Burlingame
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November 18 ................. Senior Showcase Information Fair, Foster City
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Ah Sam Florist
Aladdin Hauling
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Albayk Restaurant
Aldo’s Pizza
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American Bull
American Roof Systems
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Andy Frain Services
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Anna Liviz, DDS,
Applewood Pizza
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Arya Restaurant
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Attic Restaurant
Aunt Ann’s Home Care
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Bay Laurel Law Group
Bayshore Bridge Club
Bayview Villa
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Beauty Garden Landscaping
Bedroom Express
Belmont Construction
Belmont Iceland
Best Buy Cabinets
Better Homes & Garden
Blanca’s Cleaning
Blend Marketing
Blue Rock Dental
Books Inc
Boomerang Pet Express
BPO Elks 112- San Mateo
Bradley Construction
Bradley Parker, DDS
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Brookdale Senior Living
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Burlingame Aquatic Club
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California Bank and Trust
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California Hoarding
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California Water Service Co.
California World Guitar Shows
Calvary Cross Church
Calvary Preschool
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CBUS, Inc.
Cedar Creek Alzheimers
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Celandine Day Spa
Central Peninsula Church
Century 21 Realty Alliance
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Coldwell Banker
College of San Mateo
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Cornerstone Home Design
Cornerstone Law Group
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Craig’s Painting
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Crippen & Flynn
Crosby & Gray Funeral Home
Crossroads Health
Crossroads of the
West Gun Show
Crowne Plaza Foster City
Crunch Fitness
Crystal Cleaning Center
Crystal Wave Spa
Cubia’s Tile
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David Jurick Construction
David’s Tea
Davies Appliance
Dean Distributors
Dedomenico William
Delevan Electric
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Divine Home Care
Divino Restaurant
Divorce Centers
DLC Construction
Dojo USA
Dolma Tibetan Carpets
Doody Calls
Dorothy A. Larson, Ph.D.
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Dr. Sidney Marchasin
Duggan’s Serra Mortuary
E. L. Short
E.A. Concrete
East West Bank
EBI Consulting
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Edward Jones Investments
El Camino Hospital
Elder Care Network
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Emerald Hills Golf Course
Energy House
Episcopal Church of
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Esthela’s House Cleaning
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Exit Excel Realty
Exploramed Development
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Forrest Faulknor & Sons
Foster City Chamber
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Habitat for Humanity SF
Hamilton Relay
Hanhan Dental
Hannig Law Firm LLP
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Happy Science Buddhist Church
Harwood, New York Life
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Health Plan of San Mateo
Heidi’s Pies
Helping Hands Home Care
Hertz Car Sales
HICAP of San Mateo
Higa & Gipson
Highlands Christian Schools
Hiller Aviation Museum
Hillsdale Car Care
Hillsdale Transmission
Hillsdale United
Methodist Church
Hilton San Francisco Airport
HIP Housing
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Holy Cross Church
Home Care Assistance
Home Helpers of
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Home Instead Senior Care
Home Safety Services
Home Sweet Home Care
Hope Evangelical
Lutheran Church
Hotel Softel
House of Bagels San Mateo
Howard Garey, Esq.
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Agency of San Mateo
Husher Construction
IBEW Local 617
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Inner Awakening
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Institute on Aging
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Israel Longhorn Project
Itosca Properties
J & K Construction
J Bliss Low Vision Systems
J. B. Bell Business
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J.W. Construction Repair
Jack’s Restaurant
Jackson and Hertogs
Jackson Square Fine Jewels
Jake Bursalyan, State Farm
Janet R. Steele, LMFT
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JK Plastering
John Kulacz Construction
Jon La Motte Painting
Jones Hall
Jose’s Complete Gardening
Junipero Serra High School
Just Between Friends
JZ Tile
K-119 Tools
Karp Property Management
Kaufmann’s Cameras
Kay’s Health & Beauty
Kehan Li DDS, INC.
Kelly Moore Paints
Kern Jewelers
Key Services
Kingston Cafe
Ko-Am Flooring
Kumon of Foster City
Kupfer Jewelry
L. L. Brown Jewelry
Lacewell Realty
Larose Group
Latitude Inc.
Laurelwood Veterinary Clinic
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Law Ofce of Jason Honaker
Law Ofce of Judy Tsai
Law Ofces of Brian Irion
Law Ofces of C.R. Abrams
Law Ofces of Galine,
Frye & Fitting
Law Ofces of Todd P. Emanuel
LB Steak
Le Juin Day Spa & Clinic
League of Women Voters
South San Mateo
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Lemus Painting
Len Privitera Insurance Agency
Les Petit Chefs
Liberty Bank
Learning Process
Liv Home
Lone Oak Lodge
Los Gatos Meadows
Lovering Insurance
Lytton Health Care Center
Magis Care
Magnolia of Millbrae
Manor Association Inc.
Marina Plaza
Marsh Fence & Deck Co.
Marymount Greenhills
Massage Envy
Matched Caregivers
Mayers Jewelers
MB Garage
McGuire Real Estate
Medallion Steakhouse
Melanie Erceg, PHD
Mena’s Cleaning Services
Mendoza Charles
Menlo Designer Rugs
Menlo Park
Presbyterian Church
Mercedes-Benz Repair
Mercy High School
Michael Baker Jr.
Michael Hair Salon
Michaels Jewelry
Mid Peninsula Animal Hospital
Mid-Peninsula High School
Millbrae Chamber of Commerce
Millbrae Dental Care
Millbrae Jewelers
Millbrae School District
Minuteman Press
Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center
Miramar Events
Mission Hospice
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Molloy’s Tavern
Mona’s Hair Design
Mondi Hair Salon
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Morales Fence & Deck
Moser and Associates
Mr. Pizza Man
Mr. Z’s Stamp Shop
MTK Communications
MTP Painting
Musich Family
Mythos Restaurant
Nancy Goldcamp,
Coldwell Banker
Nancy’s Tailoring & Boutique
Napa Valley Wine Train
Neal’s Cofee Shop
Neptune Society of
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Neurolink Chiropractic
New England Lobster Co.
New York Life
No 9 Footspa
Nor Cal Mobility
Nordic Motors
Nordic Tree Service
North Fence Co.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Notre Dame High School
Notre Dame
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Nouvelle College Funding
Novelles Development
Numis International
O.K.’s Raingutter
O’Dowd Estates
O’Neill’s Irish Pub
Ogami Allison
Olsen Nolte Saddle Shop
Ombudsman Services of SMC
On Track Automotive
Operating Engineers, Local 3
Original Nick’s Pizzeria & Pub
Osteria Coppa
P G & E
Pacifc Coast Farmers’ Market
Pacifc Fine Arts
Pacifc Foot Care
Pacifc Retirement Services
Pacifc West Builders
Palm Avenue Motors, Inc.
Palo Alto Commons
Parent & Teen Coaching
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Patelco Credit Union
Paul Lam
Paye’s Place
Payless Handyman Service
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Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Peninsula Celebration Assoc.
Peninsula Congestion Relief
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Peninsula Family YMCA
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Poly-Am Construction
Poplar Creek Grill
Port of Redwood City
Power Media Group Inc.
Premier Chiropractic Clinic
Primepay Inc.
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Provident Credit Union
Prudential California Realty
Quality Coachworks
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Ralph’s Vacuum &
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RDS Home Repairs
Rebarts Interiors
Rebuilding Together Peninsula
Recology San Mateo County
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Redwood Chapel
Redwood Church
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Redwood General Tire Pros
Redwood Villa
Reese Law Group
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Reviv Medical Spa
Reyscapes, INC
Rib Shack
Richard Hokamp & Sons
Rigo Tinoco Landscaping
Rissho Kosei-kai
RM Barrows Advertising
Robbie Geonzon
Roger Dewes, Coldwell Banker
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Round Table Pizza
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Rusty Barn Promotion Group
Sage Elder Care
Sakura Restaurant
Samaritan House
Safe Harbor Shelter
Samir Nanjapa, DDS
San Bruno Park School District
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