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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
By Angela Swartz
As the San Mateo County
Community College District
awaits word on its accreditation, it
is considering adopting a resolu-
tion advocating for careful review
of the community college accredi-
tation agency and expressing
“deep” concern
for the strained
r e l a t i ons hi ps
between said
agency and
many colleges.
B o a r d
President Karen
Schwarz said
she would
absolutely vote in favor of the res-
olution since she believes there
needs to be more oversight of the
agency. The district especially
buckled down since City College
of San Francisco was told this
summer it will lose its accredita-
tion in less than a year.
“There’s a lot of questions being
asked about this agency,” she
said. “It has all come to a boiling
point. [City College] and a couple
other colleges have been unjustly
The Accrediting Commission
for Community and Junior
Colleges, the agency that certifies
two-year colleges in the western
United States, recently visited the
district for an accreditation
review. Though there will be a dis-
cussion at a meeting next Tuesday
night about the resolution, no
action will be taken on the item
The draft of the resolution states
the troubled nature of the relation-
ship between the agency and many
College district to seek review of accreditation agency
San Mateo County officials expressing ‘deep’ concern over strained relationships
By Barbara Ortutay
NEWYORK — Shares of Twitter
went on sale to the public for the
first time Thursday, instantly leap-
ing more than 70 percent above
their offering price in a dazzling
debut that exceeded even Wall
Street’s lofty hopes.
By the closing bell, the social
network that reinvented global
communication in 140-character
bursts was valued at $31 billion —
nearly as much as Yahoo Inc., an
Internet icon from another era, and
just below Kraft Foods, the gro-
cery conglomerate founded more
than a century ago.
The stock’s sizzling perform-
ance seemed to affirm the bright
prospects for Internet companies,
especially those focused on
mobile users. And it could invite
more entrepreneurs to consider
IPOs, which lost their luster after
Facebook’s first appearance on the
Nasdaq was marred by glitches.
In Silicon Valley, the IPO pro-
duced another crop of millionaires
and billionaires, some of whom
are sure to fund a new generation of
Twitter, which has never turned a
profit in the seven years since it
was founded, worked hard to tem-
per expectations ahead of the IPO,
but all that was swiftly forgotten
Debut for social network site
sends stock soaring 73 percent
By Samantha Weigel
Shorebirds, songbirds, egrets,
herons, hawks and vultures will
take center stage during this week-
end’s first ever Raptorama to begin
birding season in Half Moon Bay.
The Coastside Land Trust is
sponsoring this new extension of
its annual birding workshops and
encourages the public to come
Raptorama is here
Birder season begins in Half Moon Bay
Karen Schwarz See REVIEW, Page 23
Raptorama kicks off on Friday and
runs through Sunday with indoor
workshops at Cameron’s Pub. See BIRDS, Page 23
See TWITTER, Page 31
By Angela Swartz
Apopular downtown San Mateo
tea spot that serves up a variety of
boba-based drinks is expanding to
Burlingame Avenue in late
Tpumps, located on B Street,
expanded to Irving Street in San
Francisco this past summer and its
owner, Alex Su, decided
Burlingame would be a great new
location to ease the San Mateo
store’s long lines.
“I feel terrible to make cus-
tomers wait such a long time,” Su,
40, said. “It’s a good location and
Burlingame Tpumps location brewing
Third store in boba franchise that originated in San Mateo
Above:Tpumps, which expanded to San Francisco this summer, will open a new shop in Burlingame at the end
of November. Below:Vanessa Gray, a two-year employee of Tpumps, serves up samples of green tea in the San
Mateo tea shop.
See TPUMP, Page 22
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Chef Gordon
Ramsay is 47.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Vice President George H.W. Bush won
the presidential election, defeating
Massachusetts Gov. Michael
“Man is born to live,
not to prepare for life.”
— Boris Pasternak, Russian author (1890-1960)
Singer Bonnie
Raitt is 64.
Actress Tara Reid is
Horse riders perform with guns to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the now famous Green March on Wednesday near city
of Fes, Morocco.
Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs
around 60. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Fri day ni ght: Partly cloudy in the
evening then becoming mostly cloudy.
Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5
to 10 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming sunny. Highs around 60. West winds around
5 mph in the morning... Becoming light.
Saturday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
West winds around 5 mph in the evening...Becoming light.
Sunday: Sunny in the morning then becoming mostly
cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
Sunday night through Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Lows
in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
In 1889, Montana became the 41st state.
In 1909, the original Boston Opera House first opened with
a performance of “La Gioconda” by Amilcare Ponchielli.
In 1913, the play “Woyzeck,” by Georg Buchner, had its
premiere in Munich, Germany, more than six decades after
the playwright’s death.
I n 1923, Adolf Hitler launched his first attempt at seizing
power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to
be known as the “Beer-Hall Putsch.”
In 1932, New York Democratic Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt
defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover for the presi-
In 1942, Operation Torch, resulting in an Allied victory,
began during World War II as U.S. and British forces landed in
French North Africa.
I n 1950, during the Korean War, the first jet plane battle
took place as U.S. Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown shot down
a North Korean MiG-15.
In 1960, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice
President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency.
I n 1972, the premium cable TV network HBO (Home Box
Office) made its debut with a showing of the movie
“Sometimes a Great Notion.”
I n 1980, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena announced that the U.S. space probe Voyager 1 had
discovered a 15th moon orbiting the planet Saturn.
In 1987, 11 people were killed when an Irish Republican
Army bomb exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen,
Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain’s war
In 1994, midterm elections resulted in Republicans win-
ning a majority in the Senate while at the same time gaining
control of the House for the first time in 40 years.
County budget
facing more losses
The week of Nov. 8, 2008, San
Mateo County was looking at
approximately $13 million more in
budget shortfalls than previously
anticipated due to a mix of fewer
property transfer
taxes, the Lehman
Brothers investment
loss and the overall
struggling financial
“Obviously, there are not a lot
of good things in the local economy
in the last several months,” Budget
Director Jim Sacco said at that week’s
meeting of the county finance and
operations committee.
The county ended fiscal year 2007-
2008 with $309.3 million in discre-
tionary general purpose revenue —
approximately $3.8 million less than
mid-year projections.
The shortfall was chalked up to
$1.8 million less in property transfer
taxes, $1.9 million in fewer interest
earnings and $691,777 less state
mandated cost reimbursements.
Revenue, too, was looking like
$915,000 below the anticipated
reduced budget and the Lehman
Brothers loss hit the general fund
with a $11.8 million shortfall.
Historic moment hits home
The week of Nov. 8, 2008 held a
moment many of the 150 people
gathered in a downtown San Mateo
bar never thought they would see.
There was a time when black San
Mateo residents were denied home
loans in the 1950s or were dissuaded
from buying in certain neighbor-
hoods in the 1980s. For them, Barack
Obama’s presidential vic-
tory was the latest chapter
in an ongoing struggle for
equality in the nation.
“So many times we work
hard, get a victory and then
stop. This is a celebration but tomor-
row our work starts. Ask what can I do
and what can we do together,” the
Rev. Larry Ellis told the crowd gath-
ered at B St. Billiards.
Debt company sued for
misleading customers
Many customers of Freedom Debt
Relief actually incurred greater debt
through late fees and collection law-
suits because the San Mateo-based
financial services company purposely
misled consumers to get their busi-
ness, San Mateo County prosecutors
said the week of Nov. 8, 2008.
The Consumer and Environmental
Unit of the District Attorney’s Office
joined with the California Department
of Corporation to sue Freedom Debt
Relief, LLC, Freedom Financial net-
work, LLC and company owners
Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh. The
lawsuit filed Oct. 30, 2008 in San
Mateo County Superior Court claims
the defendants engaged in unlawful
business practices, including making
false or misleading statements to
consumers via the Internet and tele-
phone to induce them to buy debt
reduction services. The suit also
claims the company violated the state
financial code by operating without a
business license from the
Department of Corporation.
The business, located at
1875 S. Grant St. in San
Mateo, advertised having
approximately $1 billion in debt
under management throughout the
United States.
Jobless rate
bolts to 14-year high
The nation’s unemployment rate
bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 per-
cent in October 2008 as another
240,000 jobs were cut, far worse than
economists expected and stark proof
the economy is deteriorating at an
alarmingly rapid pace, it was reported
the week of Nov. 8, 2008.
The new snapshot, released that
week by the Labor Department,
showed the crucial jobs market quick-
ly eroding. The jobless rate zoomed
to 6.5 percent in October 2008 from
6.1 percent in September 2008,
matching the rate in March 1994.
From the archives highlights stories origi-
nally printed five years ago this week. It
appears in the Friday edition of the Daily
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: If the archaeologist’s assistant didn’t improve,
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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Actor Norman Lloyd is 99. CBS newsman Morley Safer is
82. Singer-actress Bonnie Bramlett is 69. TV personality
Mary Hart is 63. Former Playboy Enterprises chairman and
chief executive Christie Hefner is 61. Actress Alfre Woodard is
61. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 59. Author Kazuo
Ishiguro is 59. Rock musician Porl Thompson (The Cure) is
56. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 52. Actress Courtney Thorne-
Smith is 46. Actress Parker Posey is 45. Rock musician
Jimmy Chaney is 44. Actress Roxana Zal is 44. Singer Diana
King is 43. Actor Gonzalo Menendez is 42. Actress Gretchen
Mol is 40. Actor Matthew Rhys is 39.
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Under t he i nfluence of control l ed sub-
st ance. Aman was found sleeping in a vehi-
cle and appeared to be under the influence of
a controlled substance at Airport Street and
Cornell Avenue before 11:56 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Dri vi ng wi th a suspended l i cense. A
man was cited for driving with a suspended
license before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Vandalism. The window of a car was bro-
ken at the 500 block of Fourth Avenue
before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Under the i nfluence. Agroup of men that
were under the influence of a controlled sub-
stance were found loitering at the 600 block
of Church Street before 1:17 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Petty theft. Money was taken from a wal-
let on a counter at Colombos Liquors on
Linden Avenue before 7:54 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 4.
Narc ot i c s. Four to five males were reported
“smoking something that does not look
like cigarettes” at Smart and Final on
Kenwood Way before 4:38 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 4.
Burglary. Alaptop was stolen from a vehi-
cle at Staples on Noor Avenue before 1:44
p.m. Monday, Nov. 4.
Petty theft. A laptop was stolen from a
trailer on El Camino Real before 10:16 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 4.
Disturbance. A man brought three loose
dogs on a campus and the dogs attacked the
principal at Sunshine Gardens on Miller
Avenue before 10:14 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.
Police reports
Take a seat
Abench was stolen from a front porch
on Alta Mesa Drive in South San
Francisco before 4:17 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 3.
By Angela Swartz
Lift, tone, burn is the motto for an exten-
sion of a fitness craze being brought to
Burlingame by Peninsula native Alyssa
Bothman this weekend.
Pure Barre, which targets the hips,
thighs, seat, abdominals and arms, com-
bines dance techniques and fitness elements
for a full-body workout concentrating on
the areas women struggle with the most.
Clients utilize a ballet barre to perform
small isometric movements. Bothman
taught at Pure Barre in New York, then relo-
cated to the Bay Area and brought Pure Barre
with her.
“It’s important to take care of the body
and live a healthy lifestyle,” said Bothman,
who is the new studio’s owner and manager.
“The workout satisfies me physically and it
targets the right areas all in an hour. You can
always make one hour a day for yourself and
you leave feeling accomplished.”
Before teaching, Bothman began as a
client at Pure Barre, more than two years ago
in New York City at the same time that she
was pursing professional dance. She says
she herself participates on barre classes, as
a student, seven days a week. Since moving
back to California, she has taught in the
Marina District in San Francisco, Marin
County, Palo Alto and Los Altos.
“My whole family is here,” she said.
“They pulled me back home.”
Doing contemporary dancing with
Amalgamate Dance Company in New York,
Bothman said it was an interesting transi-
tion from college into the real world. She
learned that dance is a short-lived career.
“Dance wore me out,” she said. “It was
partly New York and partly that dancing is a
lot about who you know and I didn’t have
much of a network in New York. It was diffi-
cult to navigate and it took a toll on me. I
didn’t have anybody to lean on.”
Bothman said she feels like she is exactly
where she is supposed to be now though and
is happy with the positive environment
she’s found at Pure Barre.
Bothman, who graduated from Santa Clara
University in 2011 with degrees in finance
and dance, is from Los Gatos.
“I’ve always wanted to use that business
sense and creative side to me,” said
Bothman, who lives in San Francisco.
She also plans to teach at the studio as
well since she enjoys it so much.
“What I love about teaching is the
clients,” she said. “The workout suits all
types of people. I taught a class with an 18-
year-old and a 70-year-old. Clients see
results after 10 classes and it’s amazing to
see the transformation.”
The classes are community builders and
she feels very much part of the lives of her
clients, Bothman said.
“The best compliment is a client saying it
was the best hour of their day,” she said.
Pure Barre, which first started in the base-
ment of an office building in Birmingham,
Mich. in 2001, became a franchise in 2009
and has four studios in California.
Burlingame will be the fifth when it opens
this coming Saturday.
There are six all-new instructors, includ-
ing Bothman’s older sister Ashton, at the
studio, plus Bothman. The Burlingame
space is about 2,200 square feet total, with
the studio taking up about 1,000 square feet.
The location on Chapin Avenue is ideal
since it is close enough to downtown for
convenience, but also a bit hidden and
includes a parking garage at the back,
Bothman said.
The studio is located at 1440 Chapin Ave.,
Suite 100. To sign up for an introductory
pre-opening deal of five weeks of classes for
$100 visit purebarre.com/ca-burlingame.
There is also limited space for free classes
on Saturday, the studio’s opening day.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
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Teen propositioned on way to school
San Mateo police are looking for assistance from the
community after a 16-year-old girl was accosted Wednesday
on her way to school.
At approximately 8 a.m., the girl was
contacted by a man in a white Honda CRV
or similar vehicle in the area of 31st
Avenue between Isabelle Avenue and
Alameda de las Pulgas. He made sexual
remarks to her as she walked. She walked
away and told authorities, according to
The man is described as Filipino, in
his 30s, clean shaven and with dark,
spiky hair, according to police.
San Mateo police conducted saturation patrols of the
schools for the rest of the day and looked for the suspect at
the scene of the crime yesterday but have unable to locate
him, according to police.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call
(650) 522-7650 or leave an anonymous voice mail at (650)
522-7676. Anonymous tips are also accepted by text at
(650) 262-3473.
Local brief
By Michelle Durand
A Redwood City taekwondo instruc-
tor accused of groping a 9-year-old stu-
dent during a lesson and possessing
lewd images of minors found after the
child’s father called police pleaded no
contest yesterday to child molestation
and child pornography possession.
Ralph Eugene Todd III, 32, will be
sentenced to three years and eight
months in prison when formally sen-
tenced Dec. 13, said District Attorney
Steve Wagstaffe.
He will also be required to register as
a sex offender.
“The sentence offered by the court is
fair and just especially because he will
have to register, ”
Wagstaffe said.
In the meantime,
he remains free from
custody on his own
recognizance on the
condition that he
not commit any new
crimes. If he does,
the plea bargain is
negated and Todd
will face the maximum sentence
allowed for the crimes.
Prosecutors say, on Dec. 17, the cry-
ing boy told his father, who had come
to pick him up at Kim’s TaeKwonDo
Academy in Woodside Plaza, that Todd
said he was not doing his moves prop-
erly and squeezed his genitals while
correcting his form. Later inside an
office, he allegedly pulled down the
boy’s pants and fondled him again. The
father contacted police who arrested
Todd Dec. 19 and seized his computer.
Police reported finding child pornogra-
phy on the computer.
Todd changed his plea Thursday after
a judge first denied his defense attor-
ney’s request to dismiss the entire case.
Before the negotiated settlement, he
had been scheduled for jury trial Nov.
12 and was free on $200,000 bail.
Defense attorney Ryan McHugh did
not return a call for comment.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
Taekwondo instructor guilty of molesting student
Ralph Todd
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — The board that
oversees California’s high-speed rail
project endorsed a 114-mile route for
the second segment of the bullet train
from Fresno to Bakersfield during its
meeting Thursday.
The California High-Speed Rail
Authority board gave approval to pro-
ceed with the route, allowing the
agency to request environmental and
rail approval from federal officials.
The path now recommended by staff
marks a turnaround from its previous
choice for the segment near the
Central Valley town of Hanford, home
to some of the fiercest opposition to
the $68 billion project. The board pre-
viously endorsed a route that would
travel west of the town, but now is rec-
ommending that the bullet train go
east of it.
Doug Verboon, chairman of the
Kings County Board of Supervisors,
which is suing the High-Speed Rail
Authority over its plans, asked the
board “not to make a mistake” by
endorsing the proposal without sit-
ting down to talk with county resi-
dents. He questioned why the rail line
would not use existing traffic corridors
such as state Highway 99 or Interstate
5, which would affect fewer landown-
High-speed rail officials endorse second rail segment
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Suspect’s competency
stalls arson trial again
A66-year-old house cleaner who allegedly torched an SUV
in the parking lot of the Daly City Department of Motor
Vehicles because he was angry about not reclaiming his
towed vehicle may once again be unfit for trial, according to
his defense attorney.
Hugo Carranza already spent several
months at Napa State Hospital after doc-
tors previously found him incompetent
but he returned to San Mateo County in
August after staff there felt he was finally
able to aid in his own defense.
Carranza was scheduled to stand trial
Nov. 12 for the April 2012 incident but
yesterday defense attorney Tanya
O’Malley raised the possibility of him
slipping back into incompetence. The new doctor reports
are due back Dec. 19.
Interestingly, O’Malley had planned to contest Carranza’s
return but changed her mind and let the case go forward on
the charges of arson and vandalism.
Carranza, whose vehicle had been towed by San Francisco
police in October 2011, due to an expired registration,
reportedly paid fines at the DMV office but could not get his
car released. On April 23, 2012, he allegedly filled a bottle
with oil or gas, randomly selected what he thought was an
employee’s vehicle and poured the liquid over two tires
before lighting them on fire. The 2008 Cadillac Escalade
was scorched and the flames also damaged a Honda in an
adjacent space.
A witness reported seeing Carranza walk away from the
scene and the arson was reportedly caught on tape. At the
scene, Carranza walked up to a police lieutenant and said
“I’m the one who did it,” according to prosecutors.
Carranza remains in custody on $100,000 bail.
Judge to decide treatment of mentally ill inmates
SACRAMENTO — Attorneys for the state and those rep-
resenting prison inmates presented starkly different views
Thursday of prison guards’ use of pepper spray against the
mentally ill as they completed closing arguments in a feder-
al use-of-force trial.
At issue is whether the heavy use of pepper spray by state
prison guards against some mentally ill inmates violates
prisoners’ civil rights. The state’s own expert witness testi-
fied that guards use pepper spray far too often and in quanti-
ties that are too great. He also said previous recommenda-
tions for changes were rejected or ignored.
“Treat them as people. Treat them as mentally ill people
who need help,” said Jeffrey L. Bornstein, one of the attor-
neys representing inmates’ welfare.
He said prison guards were not properly trained to remove
mentally ill inmates who refuse to leave their cells, leaving
them to resort to pepper spray and batons.
“They torture mentally ill people by the way they do
those cell extractions,” he argued. “It’s inhumane the way
they treat people who are mentally ill.”
Hugo Carranza
Around the state
By Julie Pace
WASHINGTON — Seeking to calm a
growing furor, President Barack Obama
said Thursday he’s sorry Americans are
losing health insurance plans he
repeatedly said they could keep under
his signature health care law. But the
president stopped short of apologizing
for making those promises in the first
“I am sorry that they are finding
themselves in this situation based on
assurances they got from me,” he said
in an interview with NBC News.
Signaling possible tweaks to the law,
Obama said his administration was
working to close “some of the holes
and gaps” that were causing millions of
Americans to get cancellation letters.
Officials said he was referring to fixes
the administration can make on its
own, not legislative options some con-
gressional lawmakers have proposed.
“We’ve got to work hard to make sure
that they know we hear them, and we are
going to do everything we can to deal
with folks who find themselves in a
tough position as a consequence of
this,” Obama said.
The president’s apology comes as the
White House tries to combat a cascade
of troubles surrounding the rollout of
the health care law often referred to as
“Obamacare.” The healthcare.gov web-
site that was supposed to be an easy
portal for Americans to purchase insur-
ance has been riddled by technical
issues. And with at least 3.5 million
Americans receiving cancellation
notices from their insurance compa-
nies, there’s new scrutiny aimed at the
way the president tried to sell the law to
the public in the first place.
In Thursday’s interview, Obama took
broader responsibility for the health
care woes than in his previous com-
ments about the rollout, declaring that
if the law isn’t working “it’s my job to
get it fixed.”
“When you’ve got a health care roll-
out that is as important to the country
and to me as this is and it doesn’t work
like a charm, that’s my fault,” he said.
Some Republicans, who remain fierce
opponents of the law three years after it
won congressional approval, appeared
unmoved by Obama’s mea culpa.
“If the president is truly sorry for
breaking his promises to the American
people, he’ll do more than just issue a
half-hearted apology on TV,” Senate
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-
Ky., said in a statement.
In recent days, focus has intensified
on the president’s promise that
Americans who liked their insurance
coverage would be able to keep it. He
repeated the line often, both as the bill
was being debated in Congress and after
it was signed into law.
Obama: ‘I’m sorry’ Americans
are losing their insurance plans
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON — Insurance cancel-
lations are fueling a political backlash
against President Barack Obama and
Democrats supporting his health care
The president apologized Thursday
for the turmoil some consumers are
going through, but there may yet be
a silver lining as far as the law
It’s Economics 101, a little-noticed
consequence of a controversial policy
decision. And there are winners and
Millions of people who currently
buy their own health insurance cover-
age are losing it next year because
their plans don’t meet requirements of
the health care law. But experts say the
resulting shift of those people into the
new health insurance markets under
Obama’s law would bring in customers
already known to insurers, reducing
the overall financial risks for each
state’s insurance pool.
That’s painful for those who end up
paying higher premiums for upgraded
policies. But it could save money for
the taxpayers who are subsidizing the
new coverage.
“Already-insured people who do roll
over will improve the risk pool, not
hurt it,” said David Axene, a
California-based actuarial consultant
for health plans, hospitals, govern-
ment programs and employers.
Compared to the uninsured, people
with coverage are less likely to have a
pent-up need for medical services, he
explained. They may have already had
that knee replacement instead of hob-
bling around on a cane. They’re also
more likely to have seen a doctor regu-
Canceled policies could be a plus for new markets
Barack Obama applauds after being introduced by Leslie Sheffield as he takes the stage for remarks on the Affordable Care Act.
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By Donna Cassata
WASHINGTON — Reflecting Americans’
increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on
Thursday approved legislation that would
bar workplace discrimination based on sex-
ual orientation and gender identity.
Gay rights advocates hailed the biparti-
san, 64-32 vote as a historic step although
it could prove short-lived. Afoe of the bill,
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has sig-
naled that the Republican-led House is
unlikely to even vote. Senate proponents
were looking for a way around that obsta-
Seventeen years after a similar anti-dis-
crimination measure failed by one vote, 54
members of the Senate Democratic majority
and 10 Republicans voted for the
Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It is
the first major gay rights bill since
Congress repealed the ban on gays serving
openly in the military three years ago.
“All Americans deserve a fair opportunity
to pursue the American dream,” said Sen.
Susan Collins, R-Maine, a chief sponsor of
the bill.
Proponents cast the effort as Congress
following the lead of business and localities
as some 90 percent of Fortune 500 compa-
nies and 22 states have outlawed employ-
ment discrimination against gay, bisexual
and transgender Americans.
Supporters described it as the final step in
a long congressional fight against discrimi-
nation, coming nearly 50 years after enact-
ment of the Civil Rights Act and 23 years
after the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“Now we’ve finished the trilogy,” said
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a chief sponsor of
the disabilities law, at a Capitol Hill news
Two Republican senators who voted
against anti-discrimination legislation in
1996, Arizona’s John McCain, the presiden-
tial nominee in 2008, and Orrin Hatch of
Utah, backed the measure this time. Alaska
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted in
favor; her father, Frank, opposed a similar
bill nearly two decades ago, underscoring
the generational shift.
“Let the bells of freedom ring,” said Sen.
Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., who took the lead on
the legislation from the late Sen. Ted
Kennedy, D-Mass.
Senate passage came in a momentous year
for gay rights advocates. The Supreme Court
in June granted federal benefits to legally
married same-sex couples, though it avoided
a sweeping ruling that would have paved the
way for same-sex unions nationwide. Illinois
is on the verge of becoming the 15th state to
legalize gay marriage along with the District
of Columbia.
APew Research survey in June found that
more Americans said homosexuality should
be accepted rather than discouraged by socie-
ty by a margin of 60 percent to 31 percent.
Opinions were more evenly divided 10 years
In the House, Boehner has maintained his
longstanding opposition despite pleas from
national Republicans for the GOP to broaden
its appeal to a fast-changing demographic.
Boehner argues that the bill is unnecessary
and would touch off costly, meritless lawsuits
for businesses.
President Barack Obama and Democrats
used the progressive legislation piling up in
the House as a cudgel on the GOP, with the
gay rights bill likely to join the stalled meas-
ure to overhaul the immigration system.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said if the
House fails to act, “they’ll be sending their
party straight to oblivion.”
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois reminded
Boehner of the history of his party in the
1880s over the issue of slavery and Abraham
Lincoln’s life work.
“Keep that proud Republican tradition
alive,” Durbin said.
Obama, in a statement, said “one party in
one house of Congress should not stand in
the way of millions of Americans who want
to go to work each day and simply be judged
by the job they do.”
Gay rights advocates reminded Obama that
he could act unilaterally and issue an execu-
tive order barring anti-gay workplace dis-
crimination by federal contractors. Chad
Griffin, the president of the Human Rights
Campaign, said Obama is empowered to act
and called on him to sign the executive order.
One possible option exists for propo-
nents, adding the gay rights bill to the annu-
al defense policy measure that the Senate will
consider later this month and force the House
to reject the popular legislation.
Through three days of Senate debate, oppo-
nents of the legislation remained mute, with
no lawmaker speaking out. That changed on
Thursday, as Republican Sen. Dan Coats of
Indiana said the legislation would force
employers to violate their religious beliefs.
“There’s two types of discrimination here
we’re dealing with, and one of those goes to
the very fundamental right granted to every
American through our Constitution, a cher-
ished value of freedom of expression and reli-
gion,” Coats said.
Current federal law prohibits discrimina-
tion on the basis of sex, race and national
origin. But it doesn’t stop an employer from
firing or refusing to hire workers because they
are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination
“All Americans deserve
a fair opportunity to pursue the American dream.”
— Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
By Christina A. Cassidy
ATLANTA— Georgia has been a solidly
Republican state for much of the past
decade and there has been little good news
for Democrats until now, with Jason Carter
launching a bid for governor and joining
Michelle Nunn on the ballot in 2014.
Democrats are expected to invest heavily
in the state next year, which will come two
short years before the 2016 presidential
race and feature the grandson of former
President Jimmy Carter and the daughter of
former U.S. Sen. Sam
Nunn. The money will
be used to build up the
statewide organization
— registering voters,
setting up a broad donor
network and recruiting
grassroots supporters —
in the hopes of eventual-
ly turning Georgia into
a true battleground state.
“Senator Carter’s entrance into the gov-
ernor’s race, along with Michelle Nunn’s
candidacy, has created an unbelievable
amount of excitement and optimism
among Georgia Democrats,” said Tharon
Johnson, an Atlanta-based Democratic
strategist who led President Barack
Obama’s re-election effort in the South.
Jason Carter, a 38-year-old attorney and
state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday
he plans to run for governor. The decision
shakes up the 2014 race as Republican
Gov. Nathan Deal seeks re-election. Deal
already faces two primary opponents and
will now have to deal with the prospect of
a Carter campaign that is likely to be well-
funded and focused on the governor long
before the general election. Carter is not
expected to face serious primary opposi-
t i on.
When asked about Carter’s announce-
ment, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson
said the governor was “focused on keeping
Georgia the No. 1 place to do business and
creating jobs and developing a skilled
There is no doubt Georgia Democrats
still face a tough political climate, and it
remains to be seen how much outside
money will flow into the state and how
well Nunn and Carter will appeal to inde-
pendent voters. Republicans currently
hold every statewide office and a large
majority in the General Assembly. Both
U.S. senators are Republican, as well as
most of the congressional delegation. The
state has voted for every Republican presi-
dential nominee since 2000, with Obama
receiving 45.5 percent of the vote last
Jason Carter to run for Georgia governor
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MANILA, Philippines — One of the most
powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed
into the Philippines Friday, cutting commu-
nications and blocking roads in the center
of the country amid worries of serious dam-
age and casualties.
Telephone lines appeared down as it was
difficult to get through to the landfall site
650 kilometers (405 miles) southeast of
Manila where Typhoon Haiyan slammed
into a rural area of the country.
Weather officials said that Haiyan had sus-
tained winds at 235 kilometers (147 miles)
per hour, with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph)
when it made landfall at Eastern Samar
province’s Guiuan township.
The local weather bureau makes estimates
based on longer periods of time than others,
such as the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon
Warning Center, which said shortly before
the typhoon made landfall that its maximum
sustained winds were 314 kilometers per
hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilo-
meters per hour (235 mph).
“195-mile-per-hour winds, there aren’t
too many buildings constructed that can
withstand that kind of wind,” said Jeff
Masters, a former hurricane meteorologist
who is meteorology director at the private
firm Weather Underground.
Masters said the storm had been poised to
be the strongest tropical cyclone ever
recorded at landfall. He warned of “cata-
strophic damage.”
Haiyan’s wind strength at landfall had
been expected to beat out Hurricane
Camille, which was 305 kph (190 mph) at
landfall in the United States in 1969,
Masters said.
Already authorities reported having trou-
ble reaching colleagues in the landfall area,
with forecaster Mario Palafox of the nation-
al weather bureau saying contact had been
lost with staff in the landfall area.
More than 125,000 people had been evac-
uated from towns and villages in the
typhoon’s path, the National Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Council said.
Among them were thousands of residents of
Bohol who had been camped in tents and
other makeshift shelters after a magnitude
7.2 earthquake devastated many towns on
the island province.
Masters said the Philippines might get a
small break because the storm is so fast
moving that flooding from heavy rains —
usually the cause of most deaths from
typhoons in the Philippines — may not be
as bad.
After hitting Guiuan on the southern tip of
Samar island, the typhoon pummeled near-
by Leyte island.
“I think this is the strongest so far since
the 1960s,” Southern Leyte Gov. Roger
Mercado said on ABS-CBN television.
“This is really a wallop. All roads are
impassable due to fallen trees.”
Areporter for the network in the Tacloban
city was drenched in the pounding rain and
said he was wearing a helmet as protection
against flying debris. Visibility was so poor
that only his silhouette could be seen
through the thick curtain of water.
Strongest typhoon of the
year slams the Philippines
Kerry heading to Geneva
in sign of Iran progress
GENEVA — Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator
signaled progress at talks with six world pow-
ers Thursday on a deal to
cap some of his country’s
atomic programs in
exchange for limited relief
from sanctions stifli ng
Iran’s economy, saying
the six had accepted
Tehran’s proposals on
how to proceed.
U.S. officials said
Secretary of State John
Kerry will fly to Geneva on Friday to partici-
pate in the negotiations — a last-minute deci-
sion that suggests a deal could be imminent.
Asenior State Department official traveling
with Kerry in Amman, Jordan, said the secre-
tary would come to Geneva “to help narrow
differences in negotiations.” The official
spoke on condition of anonymity because he
was not authorized to release information
about the Geneva visit.
ECB rate cut helps,
won’t transform economy
FRANKFURT, Germany — The European
Central Bank sent a message Thursday with a
surprise cut in its benchmark interest rate: It’s
prepared to do more to fortify the euro
alliance’s economy.
The question is: Will anything the ECB
does be enough?
Thursday’s quarter-point cut, to a record low
of 0.25 percent, will go only so far.
Economists say Europe’s fundamental prob-
lems — shaky banks, slow growth and heavi-
ly indebted governments — need more sup-
port. And not just from the central bank.
“While the ECB’s largely unexpected deci-
sion to cut interest rates was welcome, the
central bank cannot address the deep-seated
problems still facing the currency union,”
said Jonathan Loynes, chief European econo-
mist at Capital Economics.
Around the world
Debris float on a flooded road as strong winds and rain continue to batter buildings after
Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, Leyte province n the Philippines.
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he city of San Mateo is
launching a new graffit i
removal program in
which residents can report the
unsightly markings through
smartphones. Either use the app,
mySanMateo, or call the 24-hour
hotline (888) 886-0766 to submit
a removal request to Graffit i
Protecti ve Coati ngs, the
city’s new partner.
Requests will be responded to
within 48 hours, or within 24
hours in designated “hot spots,”
according to the city.
Don’t have your disaster kit
ready yet? Never fear! Each week
now through Nov. 16 the San
Mateo County Health
Syst emwill give away one Eton
FRX2 emergency radio with
smartphone charger and a grand
prize winner will receive an
American Red Cro s s deluxe
emergency preparedness kit.
People who live and work in San
Mateo County may enter at
Condolences to the family and
loved ones of former county
supervisor Bill Schumacher
who died Sunday at his Palm
Springs home. Schumacher, the
first supervisor elected from Daly
City in 1980, began his work as a
police officer and also served as a
Boy Scout volunteer and attor-
ney. He is survived by his wife,
Li z, and immediate family.
Services are pending.
Sequoia Hospital i n
Redwood City has been named a
2012 Top Performer on Key
Quality measures by The Joint
Commi ssi on, the leading
accrediting agency for health care
organizations in the U.S. This
distinction signifies excellent
performance in using evidence-
based clinical processes to
improve care for heart attacks,
heart failure, pneumonia and sur-
gery. Sequoia Hospital is among
1,099 hospitals being recognized
this year.
The San Carlos Kiwanis
Club is joining forces with
Kiwanis worldwide to raise $110
million by 2015 to eliminate
maternal and neonatal tetanus.
The funding will support
UNICEF in its efforts to elimi-
nate the preventable disease
which kills about 160 newborns
daily due to unhygienic childbirth
practices in developing countries.
The local club has raised $5,000
toward its $14,000 goal.
Charitable donations can be made
at www.sancarloskiwanis.org.
Need to leave your furry chil-
dren somewhere luxurious? Try the
Peninsula’s newest option, the
Wag Hotel, which has its rib-
bon cutting today. The chain
already operates hotels in San
Francisco and Sacramento. Now
its bringing boarding, grooming
and training classes to San Mateo
In celebration of America
Recycles Day, Allied Wast e
Services of Daly City will
host a free public recycling event
at Serramonte Center 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. The
public can drop off for free house-
hold batteries, expired or unused
medication (no controlled sub-
stances), CDs, DVDs, jewel cases,
floppy disks, audio and video
tapes, cellphones and cellphone
chargers. Visitors can also visit
MRFY the Recycl i ng Robot
and are encouraged to bring
canned goods for donations to the
North Peninsula Food
Pantry and Dining Center.
Looking for a four-bedroom,
two-bath home? Better start sav-
ing your pennies if you are look-
ing in Redwood City. The city
ranked 10th on a Col dwel l
Banker survey of more than
1,000 markets for the first half of
the year. The snapshot survey
looked at listing prices for homes
of that specific size. San Mateo is
nowhere to sniff at, either. It
ranked 12th.
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly col-
lection of facts culled from the note-
books of the Daily Journal staff. It
appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
Hugo Shane
Hugo Shane, born Sept. 3, 1922,
in Stelton, N.J., died Oct. 12,
He was 91.
He was the son of Bernard Shane
and Esther Tinkleman.
Hugo graduated from the
University of California at
Berkeley in 1947 with a bachelor’s
of science in engineering/aeronau-
tics. He met Hanna Stein that same
year. They were married for 58
years until her passing in 2005.
Hugo moved the family to
Belmont, and was in the heart of
Silicon Valley semiconductor busi-
ness. With a partner, he started a
company in 1969 making minia-
turized power supplies, some of the
smallest at the time and a few were
part of a space mission for NASA.
After selling the power supply
business Hugo purchased an elec-
tronic rep company, Caltron
Components. At this same time,
this started a 30-year involvement
with several
industry associ-
ations for Hugo,
which included
serving as pres-
ident of the
N o r C a l
E l e c t r o n i c
Association, as
well as the WESCON Convention
chairman of the board in 1982.
Hugo is survived by his daugh-
ters Jo Ann, Karen (Paul Wyss) and
his son Robert (Toni Westfall),
four grandchildren (Ken, Rob, Kim
and Allyson) and seven great-
Remembrances to the organiza-
tion of your choice.
Memorial Service will be
Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Foster
City Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sign the
guestbook at
• The San Mateo City Council has sched-
uled a special meeting to hear the Mi chael s
Arts and Crafts appeal to the Pl anni ng
Commi ssi on’s decision to deny its proposal
to occupy the old Borders site at 2925 S. El
Camino Real.The meeting will be held 7 p.m.
Monday Dec. 9 at 330 W. 20th Ave.
• The Inner Harbor Speci fic Plan Task Forc e will hold its fifth
meeting 7:30 p.m. to 9 pm. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Seaport
Conference Center, 459 Seaport Court, Redwood City. The task force
is developing alternatives for the study area of the plan which will
provide a blueprint for the future of the area on the Bay side of
Highway 101 between Docktown and the former Malibu Grand
Pri x raceway.
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Failure of Measure P
I read the reporting by Angela
Swartz about the defeat of Measure P
and the reaction by the school district
superintendent, Cynthia Simms in the
Nov. 7 edition of the Daily Journal
“District looks to other options after
Measure P fails.” The article points
out that Superintendent Cynthia
Simms was obviously disappointed in
the outcome of the vote and was look-
ing to other “options” within the dis-
trict to work within the current budg-
et. They include increasing class
sizes in grades 4-8 and shifting stu-
dents to other schools with available
classrooms to deal with the increas-
ing student population. What we did-
n’t hear Superintendent Simms sug-
gest was the need to decrease the
amount of San Mateo County school
districts, currently 21 districts with
21 superintendents and 21 administra-
tive staffs. Why is that not an
option? Why is it that when a school
district has financial problems, they
immediately look to the classrooms
and teachers as places to make cuts or
increase the workload rather than
coming up with a plan to reduce
administrative costs?
Voters rejected Measure P because
they see the misuse of their tax dol-
lars on a bloated administrative sys-
tem within our school districts. The
21 school districts in San Mateo
County need to look at the communi-
ty college district that has jurisdic-
tion throughout San Mateo County
and does an excellent job at directing
their resources into the college class-
rooms rather than wasting it on a
duplication of unnecessary school
San Mateo County needs one ele-
mentary school district with one
superintendent, one middle school
district with one superintendent and
one high school district with one
superintendent. With all the money
saved by eliminating the other 18
school districts, we can look at
increasing the number of teachers,
decreasing the class sizes at all levels
and simply becoming efficient. Why
is that not an option?
Richard Benson
Letter to the editor
By Art Kiesel
he recent U.S government
partial shutdown became an
entertaining read in terms of
validating the dysfunctional U.S.
government rivaled only by the
California Legislature. The 16-day
partial shutdown had to do with the
debt ceiling coupled with differences
in the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The
last shutdown occurred in late 1995
and lasted 21 days. However, the par-
tial shutdown did not affect the mail,
the military or Social Security pay-
ments. It continues to amaze me that
when the U.S. government finds itself
in a financial bind, it just raises its
debt limit while we at the local level
must live within our means.
As it might seem strange to have
budget issues at this time of year,
many municipalities and government
entities have a fiscal year from July 1
to June 30; the U.S. government has a
fiscal year from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.
Since the U.S. government was in a
cash-strapped position to pay for
existing programs, failure to increase
the debt limit would have meant that
our government would be in a posi-
tion to not pay all of its bills. A
spending bill was passed by both
houses of Congress, which allows
temporary government spending
through Jan. 15, 2014, and raises the
debt ceiling through Feb. 7, 2014,
thus avoiding defaults on U.S. debt
payments. The international financial
system relies on the American econo-
my and its U.S. Treasury bills and a
crack in the foundation of that stabili-
ty would mean that the international
financial system could be looking
into the face of a contraction and pos-
sibly a severe
While some are
breathing a bit eas-
ier, the problem
has only been
kicked a little bit
further down the
road. Congress has
provided itself a bit
of time relief; however, the bill does
not address many of the contentious
issues that created the differences
resulting in the shutdown. Current
spending levels are only covered
through Jan. 15, 2014, which is a
short 90 days from now. In govern-
mental circles, 90 days is but a blink
of an eye. Also, expectations are high
that the same issues will be discussed,
debated and continued posturing will
be in play. Some fear that this experi-
ence will become a permanent feature
of future budgetary processes.
The government shutdown has
come at a price as estimates from $25
billion to $55 billion have been
taken out of the economy that is still
struggling to resurrect itself from the
current recession. Holders of debt
instruments seem to get very nervous
when the name of the payer is coupled
with the term default and shaken con-
fidence is often difficult and time-con-
suming to turn around.
As government employees returned
to work, they were faced with “catch-
ing-up” for the missed work since the
private sector of the economy need-
ing governmental services did not
shut down. Government spending has
been curtailed and many contractors
must wait for the dust to settle and lit-
tle is expected to be resolved in the
next 90 days.
The IRS has announced that it will
be delaying the date it will begin
accepting tax returns from the antici-
pated Jan. 21 and should begin some-
where between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4
which means the refunds will be
delayed. However, April 15 remains
the dreaded deadline date.
We can feel somewhat dismayed that
while government workers were fur-
loughed and work continues to back-
log, both houses of Congress contin-
ue to be paid — amazing!
Leaders of both houses of Congress
will be involved in ongoing meetings
with the hopes of compromise to deal
with the budget for the rest of this fis-
cal year. While each side of the aisle
is pointing their finger at the other,
this shutdown does little to remove
the built-up tarnish to the U.S.
Congress. I would be pleasantly sur-
prised to see agreement within the 90
days but have little expectation that
any movement will happen before the
“last minute” — again.
Wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air if
our representatives in the U.S.
Congress and in Sacramento started
focusing on the interests of those
who voted for them rather than focus-
ing along partisan lines? When I see
legislative voting results with one
party voting one way and the other
party voting another for the sake of
party unity, I question why we voted
for them in the first place, as they do
not seem to represent us — the vot-
Art Kiesel is a member of the Foster
City Council. He can be reached at
akiesel@fostercity.org or 573-7359.
Are we truly being represented?
Election wrap-up
hat’d I miss? The local election takes up a lot
of time for this newspaper, specifically the
candidate endorsement interviews, which caus-
es the column I usually write in this space to take a hiatus.
So, since about mid-August, I’ve been keeping my
thoughts to myself — except for, of course, about 20 rec-
ommendations for voters in local elections that we rolled
out two a week since then.
We take elections very seriously at the Daily Journal.
We ask candidates to come into our office for an in-person
interview and ask for answers to several questions we
think are important to their
constituency. We then make
recommendations to voters on
who we think will be the best
people for the positions for
which they are running. At
times, I am surprised at the lack
of preparation some candidates
exhibit as well as how well-
researched and knowledgeable
others are. So at the end of the
day, we endorse who we think
are the best candidates. For
measures, we take a position
based on what we believe is
best for the community. Some
choices are easy, some are excruciating. But the question I
always try to answer is, “What is best for the communi-
Some people seem to think that our endorsements are
predictions, nothing could be further from the truth. If we
were to write our predictions, they would look nothing
like our endorsement list. The fact of the matter is that we
do not jump on the swinging pendulum. We leave that to
There weren’t that many surprises in this election but
there were some notable occurrences.
First, the defeat of Measure P, the San Mateo-Foster
City Elementary School District’s request for a $130 mil-
lion bond measure to fund the reconstruction of Bowditch
Middle School in Foster City and the remodeling of
Knolls Elementary School in San Mateo, among other
Whenever the vote to place a measure on the ballot does
not have unanimous support, there is trouble. The board
should be in lockstep as it asks the community to support
a measure. Also, this bond was intended to cure Foster
City’s overcrowding issue with a few sweeteners for San
Mateo. Previous disputes between the community, particu-
larly over education issues, have been quiet lately. But
that doesn’t mean the simmer can rise to a boil fast. The
board and the superintendent should have made sure the
burner was off. They didn’t. And now they have to worry
about the pot boiling over into some other bigger issue
that won’t help anyone get anything productive done.
Turning up the heat with threats of class size increases and
splitting kindergarten classes into morning and afternoon
classes certainly won’t help either.
In Burlingame, there is another tight race for the third
slot on the council. Certainly not a surprise either. When
voted off the council in 2007, Russ Cohen lost by just 82
votes to Jerry Deal. Now, it looks like Cohen might be 10
votes out of the running behind Ricardo Ortiz though
there will be another tally out 4:30 p.m. today that might
clear things up a bit. Incumbents Ann Keighran and
Michael Brownrigg won soundly. Ortiz ran a solid and
respectable, albeit quiet, campaign. If the tally holds,
Ortiz will be a positive addition to the council.
In San Carlos, Councilman Matt Grocott said he was
running on a trio of issues — pension reform, open labor
negotiations and local control — and that if he won, he
would consider that to be a mandate. But considering he
came in third out of three winners, does that still count?
One thing is clear, if you say you aren’t going to run for
office to gain an appointment, stick to that promise
unless you do something super awesome. Appointed
incumbent Karen Clapper, who had a solid grip on the
issues, but decided to run for a permanent seat after saying
she wouldn’t, came in a distant fourth.
I was also a little surprised that Joshua Hugg finished so
far behind Joe Goethals in the race for San Mateo City
Council. Incumbents David Lim and Robert Ross were
shoo-ins and the third slot, opened by Councilman Brandt
Grotte’s decision not to run for re-election, was up for
grabs. Goethals ran a solid campaign on the traditional
stand-bys: safe neighborhoods and parks and economic
development. He will be a solid councilman for years to
come. Hugg’s a good guy with a firm grip on the city’s
business but maybe a little too quiet. Let’s hope he stays
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Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 15,593.98 -152.90 10-Yr Bond 2.613 -0.027
Nasdaq 3,857.33 -74.61 Oil (per barrel) 94.20
S&P 500 1,747.15 -23.34 Gold 1,307.10
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Twitter Inc., up $18.90 to $44.90
The social network’s stock-market debut was the most anticipated since
Facebook last year but it exceeds even Wall Street’s lofty expecations.
J.C. Penney Co. Inc., up 43 cents to $8.13
Comparable store sales rose last month, the first time the struggling
retailer has seen that happen in nearly two years.
American Eagle Outfitters Inc., up 60 cents to $15.25
The teen retailer said the quarter that just ended wasn’t as bad as it had
International Game Technology, down $2.43 to $17.18
The global gaming products company fell well short of most profit
expectations for the fourth quarter and the year.
Whole Foods Market Inc., down $7.21 to $57.26
Facing increased competition, the grocer’s fourth-quarter revenue
disappointed investors, as did its outlook for all of 2014.
The Wendy’s Co., down $1.04 to $8.05
The burger chain expects adjusted fourth-quarter earnings,before taxes,
interest, and other items, to fall 10 percent.
HomeAway Inc., up $4.61 to $33.70
Quarterly profit spiked 63 percent at the vacation rental website operator,
with average revenue per listing up 16 percent.
SolarCity Corp., down $9.96 to $49.69
The California solar energy service provider blew away revenue
expectations, but adjusted earnings came up a little short.
Big movers
By Steve Rothwell and Ken Sweet
NEW YORK — Twitter popped, but
the rest of the market dropped.
Twitter wowed investors with a 73
percent surge on its first day of trading
Thursday. The broader market, however,
had its worst day since August as traders
worried that the Federal Reserve could
cut back on its economic stimulus.
The cause of that worry was a surpris-
ingly strong report on U.S. economic
growth in the third quarter. That led
investors to believe the Fed could start
pulling back as soon as next month,
sooner than many anticipated.
After 33 record-high closes this year,
an increasing number of investors
believe the stock market has become
frothy and is ready for a pullback. The
first-day surge in Twitter, a company
that has never made a profit, was the lat-
est example.
“The market had rallied a heck of a lot
and to justify further gains, we really
need to see the economy improving or
corporate earnings picking up,” said
Alec Young, global equity strategist
with S&P Capital IQ.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell
23.34 points, 1.3 percent, to
1,747.15. Even after Thursday’s drop,
the index is still up 22.5 percent this
year. The last time the benchmark index
had a bigger gain for a whole year was
in 2009.
The Dow Jones industrial average
retreated from the record high it set the
day before, giving up 152.90 points, or
1 percent, to close at 15,593.98.
The Nasdaq composite lost 74.61
points, or 1.9 percent, to 3,857.33.
Twitter soared $18.90 to $44.90.
Twitter priced its initial public offering
Wednesday night at $26 per share.
What got traders concerned about a
pullback by the Fed was a report from
the government early in the day that the
U.S. economy expanded at an annual
rate of 2.8 percent in the third quarter,
up from 2.5 percent in the previous
quarter and more than economists antic-
The robust growth “certainly raises
the possibility of the Fed pulling back
in December,” said Peter Cardillo, chief
market economist at Rockwell Global
Stocks sink on Fed worries, Twitter surges
Traders get to work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
By Alew Veiga
LOS ANGELES — Encouraged by
a housing rebound lapping its sec-
ond year, many U.S. homebuilders
are loading up on land and entering
new markets as they gear up for
next year’s spring home-selling
season and beyond.
The land-buying push comes
after several years during which
builders hoarded cash and held off
from making large land purchases
or preparing raw land for new con-
struction as they rode out the hous-
ing downturn.
On Thursday, luxury homebuilder
Toll Brothers Inc. said it agreed to
buy the homebulding business of
privately held Shapell Industries
Inc. for about $1.6 billion. The
deal will give Horsham, Pa.-based
Toll a trove of land parcels in
wealthy, high-growth markets in
California such as metro Los
Angeles, Orange County, Carlsbad
and the San Francisco Bay area.
Earlier this week, builder Tri
Pointe Homes Inc. said that it
would combine with Weyerhaeuser
Co.’s homebuilding business in a
deal valued at about $2.7 billion.
In June, builder Ryland Group
Inc. purchased the Dallas/Fort
Worth operations of LionsGate
Homes, expanding its presence in
the region.
Toll Brother’s $1.6 billion deal
joins homebuilder land rush
Third fire in Tesla
Model S reported
DETROIT — A Tesla Model S
electric car caught fire this week
after hitting road dI thoughebris
on a Tennessee freeway, the third
fire in a Model S in the past five
The blaze on Wednesday after-
noon near Smyrna, Tenn. ,
engulfed the front of the car. A
spokeswoman for the Tennessee
Highway Patrol says the Model S
ran over a tow hitch, which hit the
undercarriage of the car, causing an
electrical fire.
It’s the second Model S blaze
involving road debris. In early
October, a driver near Seattle hit
debris that pierced a shield and the
battery pack, causing a fire. In the
other fire, a driver in Mexico
crashed into a concrete wall and a
tree at a high speed.
U.S. shows solid Q3 growth,
but spending weakens
WASHINGTON — The U.S. econ-
omy showed surprising growth
from July through September just
before the government’s partial
shutdown. But much of the gain
came from a buildup in company
stockpiles. Consumers and busi-
nesses slowed their spending — a
cautionary sign for the current
quarter and early 2014.
Americans did purchase more
autos and other long-lasting
goods. Yet most analysts say the
economy isn’t showing enough
underlying strength to cause the
Federal Reserve to scale back its
stimulus any time soon.
Overall, growth accelerated to a
2.8 percent annual rate in the
third quarter, the Commerce
Department said Thursday. That’s
up from a 2.5 percent rate in the
April-June quarter.
Gap offers
upbeat 3Q profit outlook
NEW YORK — Gap Inc. offered
an upbeat profit outlook for its
third quarter as the clothing chain
announced a solid October increase
for a key sales yardstick that sur-
passed analysts’ expectations.
Shares of the clothing seller
surged in after-hours trading
Thursday after the results were
The San Francisco-based chain,
which owns the Gap, Banana
Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime,
Athleta and Intermix brands, saw a
4 percent increase in revenue at
stores open a year. The results beat
expectations for a 0.1 percent
gain, according to Thomson
Business briefs
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Best Bets
See BEST, Page 14
By Julio Lara
For the last four seasons, the
Peninsula Athletic League Bay
Division has belonged — com-
pletely or partially — to the Terra
Nova Tigers.
And so, when the 2013 began,
the boys from Pacifica adopted the
mantra “Drive for Five” to moti-
vate their quest for yet another
division title. Through four games
of the regular season, the Tigers
look well on their way to accom-
plishing that goal.
But that drive needs to make one
more important stop. And that
opponent, the Sacred Heart Prep
Gators, would love nothing more
Menl o School ( 2- 1, 6- 2) at
Menlo-Athert on ( 2- 2, 5- 3) ,
7 p. m. Friday
The Knights knocked off South
City 48-22 last week. … The Bears
were blitzed 57-27 by Terra Nova.
… This is the first meeting since
2007, when Menlo-Atherton
handed Menlo a 34-21 loss. …
Menlo went over the 300-yard
passing mark for the sixth time in
eight games last week. … Knights
QB Jack Heneghan threw seven TD
passes last week, moving his total
for the season to 35. … Menlo fin-
ished with 512 yards of total
offense — 391 passing, 121
rushing. … It’s the seventh time
in eight games Menlo has eclipsed
the 40-point mark. … M-A trailed
just 28-21 at halftime last week,
but managed only one touchdown
in the second half. … The Bears
put up more than 400 yards of
offense last week. … M-A QB
Brian Keare threw for a season-
high 324 yards.… Both Ryan
Roberts and Isiah Nash went over
the 100-yard mark receiving for
the Bears. Roberts caught eight
passes for 119 yards and Nash had
three for 107 — including a 81-
yard scoring pass. … The 57
points was the first time this sea-
son M-Ahas allowed an opponent
more than 40 points. The Bears’
previous high was 38 points
allowed in a season-opening loss
to Campolindo-Moraga. … M-A
has lost two of its last three.
San Mateo (2-1, 4-4) at
Aragon ( 2- 2, 5- 3) , 7 p. m.
The Bearcats were blasted 42-13
by Woodside last week. … The
Dons were dominated by Half
Moon Bay, 32-21. … Aragon
topped San Mateo 40-21 last sea-
son. … The Bearcats still have a
shot at winning the Ocean
Division title, with wins over
Aragon tonight and Burlingame
next Saturday. … San Mateo
racked up more than 400 yards of
offense last week against
Woodside, but five turnovers did in
the Bearcats. … San Mateo QB
Jason Gonzalez had his best per-
formance of the season last week,
throwing for 185 yards. … Aragon
has two of its last three games. …
In their three losses, the Dons are
averaging 19 points per game,
while allowing 30.
Hal f Moon Bay (1-3, 2-6)
at Capuchi no ( 0- 4, 1- 7) ,
2:45 p. m. Fri day
The Cougars surprised everyone
See PAL, Page 14
Three PAL division titles could be decided today
By Nathan Mollat
The Carlmont and Hillsdale girls’ tennis
teams were clearly the two best teams in the
Peninsula Athletic League this season —
proven by the fact the two squads finished as
co-champions of the Bay Division.
So it was only appropriate that represen-
tatives from each team captured an individ-
ual title in the finals of the PAL tournament.
Carlmont’s Cori Sidell took home the sin-
gles crown, while the Hillsdale duo of
Mariko Iinuma and Natalie Spievack cap-
tured the doubles title.
“It feels good. It’s been a real good sea-
son,” said Spievak, a senior playing her
first season with the Knights. “It feels good
to be able to do it (win a doubles title) for
Sidell was also proud of her accomplish-
ment. As the No. 2 seed, Sidell knocked off
top-seeded Cindy Liu of Hillsdale.
“I think it’s my best win,” Sidell said.
“It’s my senior year and it’s PALs.”
And the season is not over for the PAL
finalists, as all four qualify for the Central
Coast Section tournament, which begins in
a few weeks.
The singles final served as the rubber
match between the top two players in the
PAL. They split their two meetings during
the regular season — although Sidell was in
prime position to sweep all three matches.
In the first meeting between Sidell and
Liu, Sidell surprised her Hillsdale counter-
part by blitzing her in the first set, only to
lose the second and third sets.
“Every time I play [Liu], it’s a close
match,” Sidell said. “I look forward to the
Thursday was shaping up the same way.
Sidell dominated the first set, 6-1, but Liu
PAL crowns tennis champions
Carlmont’s Cori Sidell hits a return during her
three-set win over Hillsdale’s Cindy Liu to
capture the PAL tournament singles title. See TENNIS, Page 16
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STANFORD — Stanford crushed
Oregon’s national championship
hopes again. Florida State might
want to send the Cardinal a thank
you card.
Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards
and No. 6 Stanford hammered No.
2 Oregon for three quarters, then
held off a furious rally by the
Ducks to beat them for a second
straight season, 26-20 on
Thursday night.
Kevin Hogan ran for a touch-
down and played a mistake-free
game for Stanford (8-1, 6-1 Pac-
12). The Cardinal put on a clinic
in how to play keep away from a
team that was averaging 55.6
points. Stanford ran 66 times for
274 yards — sometimes behind as
many as nine offensive linemen
— and held the ball for 42 1/2
Heisman Trophy contender
Marcus Mariota was inaccurate
and under pressure much of the
night, but he threw two fourth-
quarter touchdown passes, sand-
wiched around a blocked field goal
return for a score by Rodney
Hardrick, to pull the Ducks (8-1,
5-1) to 26-20 with 2:12 left.
Oregon couldn’t recover a sec-
ond onside kick and Stanford ran
out the clock.
And the biggest winner of all?
No. 3 Florida State. The
Seminoles don’t have to worry
about the Ducks nudging them out
of second place in the BCS stand-
FSU was in danger of slipping
to third in the BCS if Oregon
could have registered a big road
victory against a quality oppo-
nent. Now, the Seminoles face a
manageable remaining schedule
with a good chance to win their
way to the BCS championship
game at the Rose Bowl in January.
Unbeaten Baylor and Ohio State
have to be happy, too, with one
less hurdle to clear.
As for Stanford, it gets first
place in the Pac-12 North and the
inside track to another league title
game. And maybe if things get
really weird, the Cardinal can get
back in the title hunt.
Stanford won a three-point
game in overtime at Oregon last
year to deny the Ducks a chance to
play for the national title, but it
didn’t look as if there would be
much drama in the return bout on
the Farm.
Stanford led 17-0 at halftime
and added three more field goals by
Josh Williamson in the second
Oregon looked like dead Ducks,
down 26-0 early in the fourth with
Stanford hammering away behind
Gaffney, who set a school record
with 45 carries. Even after Oregon
finally broke the seal with a 23-
yard touchdown pass from
Mariota to Daryle Hawkins, the
Cardinal went on another time
consuming drive and attempted a
long field goal that would have
sealed it.
Instead, the Ducks blocked it,
Hardrick scooped and scored from
65 yards out with 5:08 left and
suddenly it was interesting.
Only 5 seconds later it got even
more interesting when the Ducks
recovered an onside kick. They
quickly moved inside the Stanford
5, but got pushed back to a fourth-
and-goal from the 12. Mariota
threw a touchdown pass to
Pharoah Brown with 2:12 remain-
ing, but the time it took the Ducks
to get in while burning a timeout
was key.
Stanford grabbed the next
onside kick and Oregon was pow-
erless to stop the clock.
Stanford put Oregon in a 14-0
hole, the Ducks’ largest deficit of
the season, with a power football
clinic that started when the
Cardinal came up with a fourth-
and-goal stop from the 4 in the
first quarter.
Stanford followed with a pun-
ishing 96-yard drive that included
one long strike from Hogan to
Michael Rector. Gaffney’s 2-yard
plunge made it 7-0.
With a little help from a pass
interference call that wiped out an
Oregon interception, Stanford
made it 14-0 on Hogan’s option
keeper from 11 yards out with
11:26 left in the second quarter.
And just when it looked as
though Oregon was about to get
back in it, Stanford linebacker
Shayne Skov ripped the ball away
from De’Anthony Thomas at the
Stanford 2.
Stanford followed that with
another 96-yard drive, this one on
20 plays that ended with
Williamson kicking a 19-yard
field goal to end the half 17-0.
Stanford’s defense dominates No. 2 Oregon
By Julio Lara
Head coach Randy Wright and
the rest of the College of San
Mateo women’s water polo team
aren’t about being naive. The
Bulldogs know they have a huge
mountain to climb — maybe even
what some might consider an
impossible one — if they want to
return to the NorCal champi-
The Bulldogs have two days to
win three games — the latter of
which would be the Coast
Conference tournament champi-
onship — starting Friday at
Foothill College. And then,
they’d need a little mathematical
help to secure a spot in the NorCal
Regionals that will be hosted by
the Bulldogs the following week.
The task is a tall order consider-
ing that, after a first-round
matchup against De Anza that
CSM is expected to win, most
likely Cabrillo (who the Bulldogs
lost to twice this year) and confer-
ence juggernaut Foothill, would
“This year in conference play
there’s definitely been two sides to
the coin,” Wright said. “Four dom-
inant teams and four that haven’t
been as dominant. I never want to
say it’s predetermined, but I’m
rarely wrong. So, we’re just look-
ing for that one game. Right now,
it’s all about Cabrillo. We had the
luxury of playing them last
Wednesday. It was a decent game.”
It’s a game that got away from the
Bulldogs early and ultimately cost
them a 10-4 outcome. Erica Staben
and Shelby Chung were charged
with two early exclusions and that
threw off CSM’s game plan com-
pletely. If the College of San
Mateo plans on a better showing,
they’ll need to keep its best play-
ers in the pool.
“We’re going to have to do a lit-
tle more of what we’re good at,”
Wright said. “And definitely
become smarter and more funda-
mentally sound. We were very suc-
cessful in limiting their half-court
attack. The times that they did
score were basically let downs.
They are a very well balanced
team. There is no real superstar.
They’re quick. They have the defi-
nite speed advantage. We’re not
looking to get muscled, but we do
have to make sure we’re prepared
to deal with their quickness.”
Wright said the one to look out
for this weekend is Staben —
who’s really come into her own
down the stretch for the Bulldogs.
“I’ve been waiting and waiting
for her to become more demand-
ing, more of leader, catch fire, not
just wanting the ball but demand-
ing the ball. And she did just that.
She scored all of our goals on
Saturday (against Santa Rosa) and
she was able to improver her not-
so-exciting shooting percentage.
She throws the ball really hard. It
doesn’t have to be a perfect shot.
You throw the ball, you have a
gift. So, time and time again this
season, her worse enemy has been
herself. And Erica did have a great
game against Cabrillo last time.”
Cross country
For the cross country team at
CSM, once again it’s about finid-
ing solid, healthy footing.
A week after grinding it out at
the Coast Conference champi-
onships, the Bulldogs take to the
road to compete in the northern
California championships this
Saturday in Folsom hoping that
they’ve healed just a little more.
With a couple of their best run-
ners nursing injuries, the Bulldogs
did have a solid showing at the
Coast Conference champi-
onships. The men, behind Kenyon
Butler, finished fourth. Their two
best runners, Anthony Cortez and
Francisco Vargas, were both deal-
ing with pain that kept them from
running their best, said head coach
Joe Mangan.
On the women’s side, a fourth-,
seventh-, eighth- and 10th-place
showing was good for third place
in a very close race that saw CSM
and first-place Hartnell seperated
by just six points.
“It was a really gutty perform-
ance,” Mangan said. “They’re
training has been very sporadic.
They’ve been very diligent about
doing their rehab and doing their
cross training. So, that really
helped. But it was a really gutty
The top 10 teams in Northern
California qualify for the state
meet. If the team does not qualify,
than a runner must finish in the top
half of the results to advance an an
individual for the state meet.
Postseason time for CSM polo, cross country
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, center, celebrates a touchdown in the Cardinals’ Thursday night win.
Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Terry Bernal
Woodside just would not be denied.
Despite letting a two-set advantage slip
away, the Wildcats (13-1 Bay Division, 21-
11 overall) went the distance yesterday to
down Menlo-Atherton (11-3, 20-9) in five
sets — 25-18, 25-18, 24-26, 21-25, 15-6.
With the win, Woodside claims the
Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division
crown outright for the first time since 2008.
Entering into play a game up on Menlo-
Atherton in the standings, a Woodside loss
would have culminated in a co-champi-
onship between the division rivals.
However, Woodside blazed to a Game 5 win,
as senior southpaw Ana Oropeza fired a serv-
ice ace to cap the dramatic finish.
“I knew I had to get an ace,” Oropeza said.
“I just had that in my head. I knew we had to
be league champions. I was really nervous
… so I just had to make sure it went down for
the team.”
Woodside jumped out to a two-set lead by
dominating at the net early on. The sister
act of Heilani and Haili Hoeft was in sync
from the get-go, helping the Wildcats take
an early lead in Game 2. Heilani Hoeft —
while receiving tailor-made sets from old
sister Haili throughout the match —
stormed for three straight kills to give
Woodside a 6-4 edge, and the lead would
stand up throughout Game 2. She would go
on to total 21 kills and eight blocks in the
“We know they’re highly dependant on
outside hitters, and they’re not using the
middle at all,” Woodside head coach Kyle
Mashima said. “So, we used out tempo right
and closed it off.”
And that’s just the half of it. Senior hitter
Christine Alftin continues to demonstrate
her MVP-caliber talents, finishing with a
match-high 32 kills, including five kills in
the decisive Game 5.
“She put the team on her back for sure,”
Menlo-Atherton senior Pauli King said.
Menlo-Atherton made a game of it
though, scoring wins in Game 3 and 4 with
big-time production from King. The adept
outside hitter seems fully recovered from a
shoulder injury suffered earlier in the sea-
son, as she paced the Bears with 21 kills,
while proving a valuable team leader on the
However, once Alftin got rolling in Game
5, tabbing three consecutive kills to open
the set, the Wildcats ultimately cruised to
“We came ready to play,” M-Ajunior Katie
Wilcox said. “We were pumped. ... I just
don’t know what happened.”
Cruising is somewhat uncharacteristic for
the Wildcats. They have gone five sets in
each of their last five matches. However, in
the previous four matches, they have won
the fifth set by the minimum two points
every time. So, last night’s final set seemed
like a walk in the park, according to
“Our defensive game was really good
tonight,” Mashima said. “It was unbeliev-
able…. We definitely have the best block-
ing team in the league. We can stop a lot of
hard hits.”
The chemistry of the Hoeft sisters is a rel-
atively new accomplishment as well, as this
season marks the first time the two have
ever played on the same team. This is their
first year at Woodside, having transferred
from Franklin High School in Elk Grove.
Haili, now a senior, is a four-year varsity
starter. Heilani, a junior, is in her first var-
sity season.
“Being on varsity together for the first
time has enabled us to connect more, and
the chemistry has grown,” Haili said. “We
have come to appreciate each other and
work together on and off the court.”
The sisters had about 30 family members
in attendance for last night’s senior night at
“We call it our tribe,” Haili said.
It has been an emotional year for the
Hoeft tribe, however, as the sisters lost
their mother Aloi to cancer on Aug. 16.
“(Our family is) the support system to
encourage us not to stop playing,” Haili
said. “We almost did, but I know my mom
would want us to continue our volleyball
Other Bay results
Burlingame swept San Mateo — 25-11,
25-12, 27-25. Burlingame’s Bianca Alvarez
and Morgan McKeever had eight kills
apiece, Nicole Walker had three blocks, and
Isabell Walker had 27 assists.
Hillsdale went the distance to down
Aragon — 25-27, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-
Carlmont (11-3, 21-10) moved into a sec-
ond place tie with M-A, downing South City
— 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-20.
Ocean Division results
Terra Nova secured the Ocean Division co-
championship by defeating Half Moon Bay
in four sets — 25-19, 17-25, 25-12, 25-10.
By virtue of the tie-breaker — defeating fel-
low co-champ Sequoia 4-3 in overall heads-
up set play — Terra Nova is assured the one
CCS berth from the Ocean Division.
Sequoia swept El Camino — 25-5, 25-11,
25-17. Sequoia’s Joy Robinson had 15
kills, five aces and four blocks. Leanne
Robinson had 10 digs, and Rachel Fink had
five aces. The Cherokees can still qualify for
the Div. I CCS bracket by virtue of an at-
large bid. Playoff brackets we be announced
It’s also possible Sequoia could earn a
home game in the opener, as the top four of
12 Div. I qualifiers have opening-round
“I’m not going to know for sure until
Saturday morning, but I am hoping to get an
at-large bid, and I am hoping to get a home
game [in Wednesday’s CCS opener].”
Westmoor (10-4 20-15) defeated
Jefferson — 25-22, 25-8, 25-12. Westmoor
senior Kiselle Mangalindan had four aces,
sophomore Christy Tam had eight kills and
senior Michelle Kong had 15 assists.
Mills swept Capuchino — 26-24, 25-12,
25-15. Mills bounced back from a 20-10
deficit in Game 1 behind a seven-point serv-
ice run by Athena Wan. Mills’ Adrienne Lee
had six match kills, seven aces, and 10
digs. Adrienne Young had 12 kills, and
Tiffany Wang had three aces.
Woodside wins Bay Division title
Jefferson (0-3, 0-8) vs. El Cami no
(2-2, 5-3) at South Ci ty, 7 p. m.
The Indians were annihilated by Mills last
week, 69-0. … The Colts crashed in a 28-6
loss at Hillsdale. … This is the first meeting
between these two since a 30-27 Jefferson
win in 2009. … Jefferson allowed a season
high in points last week. … The Indians
have been shut out three times this season.
… It’s the sixth time this season Jefferson
has allowed 50-plus points in a game and
the second time it’s allowed more than 60.
… El Camino was held to just 187 yards of
offense last week. … The 28 points allowed
was the second-most the Colts have given
up this season. The gave up 34 in a loss to
Aragon in Week 2.
Mi l l s (2-2, 5-3) at Carl mont (1-3,
3-5), 7 p. m. Fri day
The Vikings buried Jefferson 69-0 last
week. … The Scots were squashed 28-14 by
King’s Academy. … Last year, Mills beat
Carlmont 28-13. … Mills set a school
record last week for points scored in one
game. … The 69 points was seven points
more than the Vikings have scored in their
last four games combined. … The win
snapped a two-game slide for Mills. … After
a strong start, going 2-0, Carlmont has lost
five of its last six games. … The Scots are
averaging 16 points during Lake Division
play, while allowing 25.
South Ci ty (0-4, 2-6) at Sequoi a
(0-4, 3-5), 7 p. m. Fri day
The Warriors were whipped 48-22 by
Menlo School last week. … The Cherokees
were thumped 33-3 by Sacred Heart Prep. …
Last year as Ocean Division rivals, South
City hung a 36-28 loss on Sequoia. … The
22 points scored as the most South City has
scored since a 23-22 win in Week 2 against
Capuchino. … Since winning their first two
games, the Warriors have lost six in a row.
… If Sequoia wins its final two games and
gets some help, it still has a shot at making
the CCS playoffs. … The Cherokees were
relegated to third-string quarterback Aidan
Pierce, who did a good job of running the
offense. It remains to be seen if either
Cameron Greenough or Faave Brown are
healthy enough to go tonight. … In four
Bay Division games, Sequoia has scored a
combined 40 points.
Serra (4-1, 6-2) at Riordan (1-4,
3-5), 1 p. m. Saturday
The Padres were handed their first WCAL
loss of the season by rival St. Francis, 41-
34. …The Crusaders were crushed 47-13 by
Valley Christian. … Serra buried Riordan
56-0 last year. … Serra dropped out of the
Daily Journal’s top spot in its poll for the
first time ever. … The 41 points allowed was
the most the Padres have allowed in 45
games — since a 45-7 to De La Salle to start
the 2009 season. … Riordan has four of its
last five games. … The Crusaders are averag-
ing 13 points a game in WCAL play, while
giving up 43. … Riordan is averaging less
than 300 yards of offense per game this sea-
The Rest
“Our defensive game was really good tonight.”
— Kyle Mashima,Woodside volleyball head coach
Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
with a convincing 32-21 win over
Aragon last week. … The Mustangs
were mauled 41-0 by Burlingame. …
These teams haven’t played each other
since 2008, when Half Moon Bay beat
Capuchino 41-22. … HMB RB John
Bali scored three touchdowns in the
Cougars’ upset of Aragon. ... The
Cougars turned a pair of Aragon
turnovers into 10 points. … HMB
snapped a four-game losing streak last
week. … The 32 points scored was the
second-highest output of the season
for the Cougars, who scored 56 in a
win over South City in Week 3. …
Capuchino has lost five games in a row
and suffered its second shutout of the
season. … The Mustangs are averag-
ing just 11 points per game during
their skid.
Continued from page 11
than to bring Terra Nova’s ride to a
screeching halt.
In what is the first of three marquee
matchups this Friday for the PAL, the
Gators will welcome the Tigers who
are both undefeated in Bay play. At 4-
0, Terra Nova would lock up that fifth
division title with a win. At 3-0, SHP
needs to beat the Tigers to ensure at
least a share of the crown. If they then
proceed to defeat nemesis Menlo
School in the 14th edition of the
Valparaiso Bowl during Rivalry Week,
the Gators would officially unseat Terra
Nova as the newest champions of the
Bay Division.
So yes, obviously, there’s a lot at
stake on Friday in a matchup that is
just as intriguing on paper as it will be
seeing it play out on the field — one
that again asks what happens when an
immeasurable force faces off against
an immovable object.
So far in 2013, there haven’t been
many defenses that can keep up with
Terra Nova — they simply have too
many weapons.
Against Menlo-Atherton, the Daily
Journal’s No. 1 defense to begin the
season, the Tigers put up 303 yards
through the air and another 208 on the
ground. And this was after star running
back John Wallace went down with an
injury during the second half.
But just like they’ve done for their
five-year run through the division, the
Tigers simply plug dynamite players
into those holes. Last Friday, it was
Matt Sese who carried the load. He
rushed the ball seven times for 78
yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Wallace only had 10 carries but those
were good for 126 and three scores.
Through the air, Anthony Gordon
had himself another great game. With
Menlo-Atherton (rightfully) focused
on Jaylend Jones, Domenic Ortisi had
a huge game on the perimeter. He
caught 15 passes for 115 yards and a
touchdown. Gordon completed passes
to seven different receivers. It’s that
kind of variety that the SHP defense
will have to deal with.
But the Gators have proven that
they’re up to any task — and it’s for
that reason they’re 8-0 on the year.
In those eight wins, SHPhas allowed
44 total points with only three teams
reaching double digits. It’s a defense
that is fast, disciplined and with a nose
for the football — as evident by their
14 interceptions and 10 recovered fum-
The Gators will counter Terra Nova’s
weapons with Ben Burr-Kirven, a line-
backer/safety who has had his nose in
94 tackles this season for SHP. He’s
not alone, Paul Wescott has been huge
for the Gators along with Nic Callazo.
Last week against a Sequoia offense
that isn’t half bad, SHP forced three
turnovers. They held Sequoia to zero
yards through the air. And the
Cherokees’ 199 yards on the ground
came on 52 rushes — for an average of
3.83 per touch. More importantly,
SHP aren’t prone to allowing the big
play. Sequoia’s longest run from
scrimmage was 12 yards.
Terra Nova will also have to contend
with SHP’s big play ability. Andrew
Segre’s versatility out of the backfield
will be something to watch. Plus,
Mason Randall has been a revelation
at the quarterback position. The verti-
cal attack isn’t something PAL fans
have seen much from SHP in recent
years. Randall’s ability to throw accu-
rately down the field makes SHP dan-
It’ll actually be a dream kind of after-
noon for PAL fans as all three division
titles will be up for grabs.
Over in the Ocean Division,
Burlingame will continue their run at a
perfect 2013 season. They can lock up
the Ocean title with a win Friday night
against Woodside.
But a resurgent Wildcat squad present
the Panthers with their biggest chal-
lenge of the season. If the Wildcats
win, they would lock up at least a share
of the division title — and would be in
prime Central Coast Section playoff
position having the head-to-head
tiebreaker against Burlingame.
This is the first meeting between
these teams in six years. In 2007,
Burlingame pulled out a 16-14 victory.
Friday’s matchup could come down to
the performances of special-team aces
Josh Holman (Woodside) and Robby
Baumgarten (Burlingame). Holman
has 688 kickoff and punt return yards,
with four touchdowns. Baumgarten
626 return yards and five scores.
Since entering Ocean Division play,
the Wildcats are averaging 38.5 points
on offense and 22.7 points on defense.
Their lone loss has been against
Aragon. Last Friday, the Wildcats wal-
loped San Mateo 42-14, rushing for a
season-high 294 yards in the process
— averaging 11 yards a carry. David
Teu paved the way, rushing for 193
yards and two scores on 22 carries.
Burlingame is averaging 46 points
on offense this season and allowing a
smidge over six. In a 41-0 win against
Capuchino last week, the Panthers
eclipsed the 200-yard rushing mark for
the seventh time in eight games — fin-
ishing with 257 yards on 32 carries
last week.
Burlingame head coach John
Phillipopolus told the Daily Journal
last week that Woodside was indeed
their biggest test of the season. “We’re
going to have to clean up a lot of the
mistakes that we had [against
Capuchino],” he said. “Woodside is
big, they’re athletic and they can make
you pay. ”
Right when Terra Nova’s game with
Sacred Heart Prep kicks off, Hillsdale
High School will start its quest for a
Lake Division crown. With a win, the
Knights would go 5-0 on the league
docket and lock up the division’s lone
spot in the CCS playoffs.
But in their way is the King’s
Academy, who comes in at 2-1 and
with a legitimate shot to really rain on
Hillsdale’s parade. If King’s Academy
wins, they’ll only have one loss and a
very winnable game against Jefferson-
Daly City left. If they were to win out,
they would be tied with Hillsdale with
the head-to-head tiebreaker in its back
This will be the first meeting
between these teams since King’s
Academy blasted Hillsdale 48-7 in
King’s Academy put together its sec-
ond-best offensive output of the sea-
son against Carlmont last week. It
passed for a season-high 320 yards and
rushed for 170. Running back Alex
Bae had his best performance of the
season last week, rushing for a team-
high 108 yards on 16 carries. In
King’s Academy’s four wins this sea-
son, its defense is allowing 12.5
points per game.
Despite three first-half turnovers,
Hillsdale weathered the miscues to beat
the El Camino last week.
Hillsdale continues to be one of the
more balanced offensive teams in the
PAL. For the season, it is averaging
186 passing yard and 185 yards rush-
ing. Hillsdale lived up to that balance
last week, passing for 195 and rushing
for 185.
The Hillsdale defense was just as
impressive last week, holding El
Camino to under 200 yards of offense.
Since Lake Division play has start-
ed, Hillsdale is allowing an average of
10 points per game.
Continued from page 11
Canucks double
up the Sharks 4-2
By Josh Dubow
SAN JOSE — Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist and
Roberto Luongo made 22 saves to help the Vancouver
Canucks snap a nine-game losing streak to the San Jose
Sharks with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night.
Brad Richardson, Mike Santorelli and Zack Kassian also
scored for the Canucks, who had lost all five regular season
meetings between the teams the past two seasons and were
swept by San Jose in the first round of the playoffs last
Joe Thornton and Mike Brown scored for the Sharks, who
lost their fourth straight game, but just the second in regu-
lation all season.
Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 12 shots before being
replaced early in the second period as the Canucks con-
trolled the play for much of the first 40 minutes and weath-
ered a strong push from San Jose in the third.
Vancouver killed an early power play and got a strong
save from Luongo on a tip by Logan Couture in the first half
of the period to help seal the victory.
Vancouver got the win without any production from their
top line of the Sedin twins and Ryan Kesler.
Henrik Sedin had points in an NHL-best 12 straight
games, while brother Daniel had his seven-game point
streak snapped. Kesler had 10 points in the past nine
games before being held off the score sheet.
The Canucks dominated the second period, outshooting
the Sharks 17-5 and getting the only goal when Kevin
Bieksa’s point shot hit Kassian’s skate and went past
Niemi to make it 4-2 with 14:38 left in the second.
That ended Niemi’s night after he allowed four goals for
the third time in four games.
Alex Stalock came in and stopped all 22 shots he faced
but the Sharks were unable to get anything past Luongo the
rest of the way and lost.
Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
vs. Seattle
vs. Chiefs
at Minnes.
at Spurs
Terra Nova at Sacred Heart Prep, King’s Academy
at Hillsdale,Half Moon Bay at Capuchino,2:45 p.m.;
Woodside at Burlingame, San Mateo at Aragon,
Menlo School at Menlo-Atherton,South City at Se-
quoia, Mills at Carlmont, Jefferson vs. El Camino at
South City, 7 p.m.
Girls’ water polo
Woodside atCarlmont, 3 p.m.
Boys’ water polo
Hillsdale at Sequoia, 3 p.m.
No. 6 Valley Christian at No. 5 Serra, 5:30 p.m.
Cross country
PAL championships at Crystal Springs Course, 10
Serra at Riordan, 1 p.m.
Boys’ water polo
WCAL tournament championship and third-place
match at Sacred Heart Prep, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Girls’ water polo
WCAL tournament championship and third-place
match at Sacred Heart Prep,TBA
TEXASRANGERS — Signed LHP Martin Perez to
a four-year contract through 2017.
National League
CHICAGOCUBS— Named Rick Renteria manager
and agreed to terms on a three-year contract.
ST.LOUISCARDINALS— Named Dann Bilardello
manager of Palm Beach (FSL), Joe Kruzel manager
of Peoria(MWL) andJohnnyRodriguezmanager of
Johnson City (Appalachian). Promoted Tim Lev-
eque to pitching coordinator. Announced Paul
Davis will take on the role of minor league pitching
coach and coordinator of pitching analytics along
Mike Roberts special assistant to amateur scout-
ing, Matt Swanson midwest cross-checker for the
2014 season and Patrick Casanta baseball devel-
opment analyst.
National Basketball Association
NBA—SuspendedAtlantaGDennisSchroder one
game for striking Sacramento C DeMarcus Cousins
in the groin, during a Nov. 5 game.
and F Robert Covington to Rio Grande Valley
National Football League
on the practice squad injured reserve list.Signed C
Tom Draheim to the practice squad.
Signed OT Kevin Murphy from the practice squad.
By Craig Massei
Francisco 49ers have gone from
one of the NFL’s worst rushing
teams in September to the league’s
best in November, and it’s easy for
offensive coordinator Greg Roman
to identify the players on his unit
who have made it happen.
From the play
up front of a
physical line,
to the lead
blocking of
fullback Bruce
Miller, to the
spirited run-
ning of half-
back Frank
Gore, the
ground game
has carried a San Francisco offense
that ranks No. 1 in the NFL i n
rushing but is last in the league in
Roman said quarterback Colin
Kaepernick, with his fakes at the
line of scrimmage, and tight ends
and wide receivers, with their
blocking down the field, also have
played significant roles in a rush-
ing attack that has averaged 183.8
yards per game during a five-game
winning streak that has San
Francisco 6-2 at midseason.
“It’s a lot of different things,”
Roman said Thursday. “Frank,
specifically, is just getting better
and better, and there’s cohesion
out there with our offensive line.
They’re doing a great job. With all
our guys, if you’re not carrying the
ball, you’re blocking somebody. ”
The 49ers rushed for a season-
high 221 yards during a 42-10 rout
of the Jacksonville Jaguars on
Oct. 27 that took San Francisco to
its bye week.
The Niners and their resurgent
run game return this week to face a
stiff challenge against the
Carolina Panthers and the NFL’s
second-ranked run defense.
The Panthers (5-3) may present
the 49ers with a unique look. Most
San Francisco opponents this sea-
son have been loading the box
with eight and sometimes nine
Carolina’s defense, ranked third
overall in the NFL, comes at oppo-
nents a different way.
“Carolina’s an interesting team
because I really believe they think
they can stop the run with a seven-
man front and they’ve been doing
that quite well,” Roman said.
“From a football perspective, you
are living large and playing with
house money if you can do that.
It’s going to be a challenge,
because they’re the best team
we’ve seen that plays the run in
seven-man spacing.”
Nobody has stopped the 49ers
on the ground since the first two
weeks of the season, when San
Francisco failed to surpass 100
yards rushing each time and Gore
was limited to just 60 yards rush-
ing on 30 carries in the two
Gore has since climbed to sev-
enth in the NFL with 618 yards
rushing and is back on track
toward the second-most productive
season of his career.
And the line in front of him,
which also was slow to get in gear
during September, is back to its
trademark bruising style.
With all five starters earning
recognition last season as either a
Pro Bowl starter or alternate, the
49ers were confident it was just a
matter of time before that unit was
playing back to its high stan-
“With the talent we have and as
hard as we work, I think it’s kind
of expected of us,” right tackle
Anthony Davis said. “We just kept
after it, doing the same things
we’ve been doing, sticking to our
techniques and stuff like that. If we
work as hard as we do with the
coaching we have and the talent we
have, that’s what’s going to hap-
In the pass-happy NFL, the
49ers have finished with more
rushing yards than passing yards
in three of their past six games.
And they’ve done it with oppo-
nents increasingly committing
more defenders to stopping the
The Niners, who finished last
season fourth in the NFL in rush-
ing, just keep on churning out
yardage on the ground anyway.
“We definitely have seen a lot
more guys in the box,” Miller
said. “But that’s going to happen
with the way we’ve run the ball in
the past.
“We still have good number
counts to get body on body. Our
guys are just doing a good job of
winning individual battles up
front and making lanes for Frank.”
Gore, San Francisco’s all-time
leading rusher, needs 543 yards
rushing over the second half of the
season to become the 28th player
in NFL history to rush for 10,000
career yards.
49ers have top ground game
Frank Gore
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regrouped to take the second set, 6-4. Sidell won the first
four games of the final set, taking an aggressive approach
to tug Liu all over the court in jumping out to a quick 4-0
But then the tables turned. Suddenly, it was Liu who was
the aggressor and Sidell looked to tighten up. Liu won four
of the next five games to close to 5-4.
“I think she started to play better and I had to adjust to
that,” Sidell said. “But I wasn’t going to let what happened
the first time (we played each other) happen again. I defi-
nitely thought about that first match.”
Sidell calmed down and, serving for the set, won four
straight points to claim the crown.
The doubles final was less climactic. Iinuma and Spievak,
the top seed who had cruised through the draw to reach the
finals, punctuated their run with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over No.
2 Kaede Ishikawa and Victoria Sun of Aragon.
The win capped an undefeated regular season for both
Iinuma and Spievak, who played most of the year at No. 3
and No. 2 singles for Hillsdale, respectively.
“Doubles is a lot of fun,” Spievak said. “It takes some of
the stress out of [concentrating on singles].”
Despite being the first tournament the two played togeth-
er as members of the Hillsdale team, both Iinuma and
Spievak have played together on the junior tournament cir-
cuit in the past, so they were aware of each other’s strengths
and weaknesses.
“Natalie’s a great player,” Iinuma said.
Iinuma is still limited by a sprained ankle, but she said
she has grown accustomed to the pain and knows her limits
on the court. After pairing with teammate Kathy Li to punch
Hillsdale’s ticket to the CCS team tournament, she was
paired with Spievak for the individual tournament. The
results were spectacular — the duo did not drop a set over
five matches.
“Kathy is also a good player, but Natalie is more experi-
enced and has played more doubles,” Iinuma said.
In the third-place matches, San Mateo’s Lizzie Siegle
topped Natalie Somers, 6-1, 6-4. On the doubles side,
Menlo-Atherton’s Sammy Andrew and Lindy LaPlante beat
Burlingame’s Alex Harrigan and Lisa Patel for third place, 7-
5, 7-5.
Continued from page 11
Hundreds rally in Minnesota
against Redskins’ name
MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of American Indians and
their supporters rallied outside the Metrodome Thursday
night to demand the Washington Redskins change the
team’s nickname, calling it racist and disrespectful.
Carrying flags, signs and staffs and led by American
Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, the crowd
marched to the downtown stadium to hear speakers before
the Minnesota Vikings played Washington.
Opponents call the Redskins’ nickname offensive to
Native Americans. As drums beat, protesters chanted,
“Hey hey, ho ho, Little Red Sambo’s got to go.” Some
carried signs with messages including “We are not car-
toons! Respect us!” and “Racism is unsportsmanlike con-
Mario McBrogan, 24, of Minneapolis, who is
Cherokee, was there to watch the game and to support
changing the Redskins’ name. He said the name should be
changed “out of respect to every Native American.”
Other teams have dropped Indian mascots and nick-
names, McBrogan said. “So I don’t understand why they
(the Redskins) shouldn’t have to change their name. It’s
obviously offensive to a culture,” he said.
Krystal Hedemann, 34, of St. Paul, a member of the
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, said it’s time to get rid of
what she called racist names in sports.
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With the new name of QX80 for 2014,
Infiniti’s largest sport utility vehicle packs
some of the softest-feeling leather, shiniest
burl wood and a host of other luxury items
into a big, nicely crafted interior.
But this seven- or eight-passenger SUV,
renamed from last year’s QX56 so it fits with
Infiniti’s new, 2014 nomenclature, retains
its predecessor’s styling, truck-based plat-
form and even the 5.6-liter V-8 that helped
create the name QX56 in the first place.
Confusing? Yes. Is it disappointing that
there’s no 8-liter engine under the QX80
hood? Not necessarily.
The carryover, naturally aspirated V-8 is
gasoline direct injection and generates a
healthy 400 horsepower and 413 foot-
pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm.
It propelled the 2-ton-plus QX80 test SUV
quickly around other vehicles in traffic and
onto highway merges. It also helps give the
QX80 a towing capacity of 8,500 pounds,
which rivals some full-size pickup trucks.
Better yet, the QX80 feels stout and sturdy
and can be fitted with an array of the latest
safety features — most of them optional,
such as backup collision intervention that
takes rearview cameras to the next techno-
logical step. Too bad, though, that neither
the QX80 nor its predecessor QX56 has fed-
eral government crash-test results to com-
pare with other full-size SUVs.
Still, the QX80 is a recommended buy of
Consumer Reports, where reliability is list-
ed as above average.
Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail
price, including destination charge, is
$62,345 for a base, 2014 QX80 with rear-
wheel drive and automatic transmission.
Starting retail price, including destina-
tion charge, for a base, 2014 QX80 with all-
wheel drive is $65,445.
Competitors include other large, luxury
SUVs that have seats for seven or eight,
such as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450
4Matic, which starts at $65,475 with 362-
horsepower, bi-turbo V-8, automatic trans-
mission and four-wheel drive. Note that
while the QX80 has one powerplant, the
Mercedes GLoffers several, including a fuel-
sipping diesel six-cylinder and a high-per-
formance, 550-horsepower V-8.
Another competitor, the 2014 Cadillac
Escalade, has a starting MSRP, including
destination charge, of $68,965 with 403-
horsepower V-8, automatic transmission
and rear-wheel drive. Cadillac also sells an
Escalade Hybrid.
Styling on the 17.4-foot-long QX80 is
polarizing. With a snoutish front end and
rather flat roofline, the SUV was named one
of Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Ugliest
Cars For Sale Today.
Infiniti engineers continue to refine the
ride. For 2014, an optional Hydraulic Body
Motion Control system for the suspension
seeks to counteract the weight and mass
swings that a big, heavy vehicle like the
QX80 would have in cornering and sweep-
ing curves. The system provided impressive
improvements vis-‘-vis the normal motions
of a big SUV. It did not eliminate head toss
and a tippy sensation now and then.
While road bumps overall were nicely
managed, there was bounciness in the ride
on some road surfaces and a weighty feel at
the corners where the optional 22-inch
wheels resided.
Views out front were excellent, and a
rearview camera is standard. The optional
backup collision intervention automatical-
ly stops the vehicle if an obstacle back
there is detected.
Other newer safety features are available,
such as blind spot warning that has inter-
vention, which helps guide the QX80 back
into its lane if it’s drifting into a vehicle at
its side.
The QX80’s big size and the lack of any
exterior trim on the doors make it seem
prone to dings and dents from neighboring
car doors in parking lots.
But all riders in the test QX80 were
impressed by the interior craftsmanship of
this tall-riding SUV. The optional semi-ani-
line leather on the seats was soft to the
touch, and softly gathered leather on the
interior doors added unexpected luxury.
The light tan seat color was mimicked on
the front of the dashboard and so was the
seat stitching. But smartly, the top of the
dashboard, where glare from sunlight can be
a problem, was finished in a warm and dark
brown, creating an easy-on-the-eyes atmos-
The QX80 interior is peacefully quiet,
enough to make the optional Bose Cabin
Surround a wonderful feature.
Shifts were mostly smooth from the
seven-speed automatic transmission,
though engine vibrations in first gear often
came through the gas pedal to the driver’s
Premium gasoline is recommended but not
required in the QX80, and the tester averaged
just 12.4 miles per gallon in mostly city
driving. The federal government’s ratings
are 14/20 mpg for city/highway travel.
Everyone climbs up to get into the QX80,
and side running boards are standard. They
could be a bit wider, however.
Infiniti SUV has new name: QX56 becomes QX80
Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $62,345 for a
base, 2014 QX80 with rear-wheel drive and automatic transmission.
By Jake Coyle
Comic book movies are
increasingly, like Sandra
Bullock in “Gravity,” lost in
Following the summer’s
glumly bombastic “Man of
Steel,” which added a heavy
dose of Krypton politics to
Superman’s once pleasantly
silly story, comes “Thor: The
Dark World,” in which Thor’s
Asgard, a celestial home of
gods floating somewhere in
the universe, is the primary
setting. Earth is an after-
thought — just one of the
“nine realms,” albeit the one
with Natalie Portman.
Gone are the earthbound
pleasures of a superhero amid
us mortals. Such was the joy
of the “Spider-Man” movies
and the first “Thor,” when
Chris Hemsworth’s lofty,
hammer-wielding Norse war-
rior, exiled to Earth, so happi-
ly encountered a cup of coffee
for the first time.
As Marvel’s latest 3-D behe-
moth, “Thor: The Dark
World” isn’t so much a sequel
as the latest plug-and-play
into the comic book compa-
ny’s blockbuster algorithm.
It’s a reliably bankable formu-
la of world-saving action
sequences, new villain intro-
ductions and clever quips
from women on the side, (and
they, most assuredly, are
always off to the side).
The expansive Marvel uni-
verse is carefully stitched
together across its many prop-
erties. “The Dark World”
(with director Alan Taylor of
“Game of Thrones” taking
over for Kenneth Branaugh)
‘Thor’ gets lost in space
‘The Dark World’is latest plug-and-play film into comic book company’s blockbuster algorithm
See THOR, Page 22
Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Judy Richter
Music is the international language, and
it speaks most eloquently in “The Pianist
of Willesden Lane,” presented by Berkeley
Repertory Theatre.
This 90-minute, one-woman music-drama
features concert pianist Mona Golabek as
her mother, Lisa Jura, a young Austrian
pianist who survived the horrors of World
War II, thanks to her musical talent as well
as her courage and grit.
Jura went on to become a concert pianist
and to give piano lessons to her two daugh-
ters in the United States.
In partnership with Lee Cohen, Golabek
told her mother’s remarkable story in a
book, “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
In turn, it was adapted as a play by Hershey
Felder, who also directs. BRT audiences
will recall Felder’s recent memorable per-
formance in his own one-man show,
“George Gershwin Alone.”
The story begins in Vienna in 1938 when
Lisa learned that her piano teacher could no
longer teach the 14-year-old Jewish girl
because the Nazis had forbidden such inter-
With the Nazis becoming ever more men-
acing against Jews, Lisa’s father secured
the document necessary to send one of his
three daughters to relative safety in
England in 1940.
Thus Lisa was able to take part in
Kindertransport, an operation that rescued
thousands of children, most of them
Jewish, and sent them from the Continent
to foster families, hostels, group homes or
farms throughout England.
Lisa was sent to an estate outside of
London, but when she was told that the
piano there was only for show, not for
maki ng musi c, she ran away t o
London. There she wound up in a
Willesden Lane hostel that was home
to more than two dozen children.
She was put to work in a factory sewing
military uniforms, but she continued to
play piano, enchanting her friends and the
staff at the hostel. All the while, she had no
idea what had happened to her parents and
sisters back in Vienna.
The tale goes on to relate how she sur-
vived the Blitzkrieg, including a direct hit
on the hostel, managed to find another
piano teacher and eventually had a chance
to audition for a scholarship at London’s
Royal Academy of Music.
She also got a job playing for soldiers on
leave in a swank hotel, where she met her
future husband.
As Golabek relates her mother’s story,
she intersperses it with virtuoso playing of
musical greats like Beethoven, Debussy,
Chopin, Bach and others.
The unifying work is Grieg’s challeng-
ing Piano Concerto in A minor, with the
first movement opening the performance,
the second movement coming in the middle
and the third movement providing the dra-
matic climax.
Her narrative is illustrated by photos and
newsreel clips assembled by Andrew Wilder
and Greg Sowizdrzal and projected onto the
four gilded picture frames suspended over
the set designed by Felder and Trevor Hay
Several excellent articles in the program
provide relevant information about the
events surrounding World War II.
Although Golabek is a musician first and
an actress second, her story is so com-
pelling and moving and her performance so
brilliant that one is quickly captivated. It’s
a truly unforgettable theatrical experience.
“The Pianist of Willesden Lane” was
recently extended through Jan. 5 at
Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Thrust Stage,
2025 Addison St., Berkeley. For tickets
and information call (510) 647-2949 or
visit www.berkeleyrep.org.
‘Pianist of Willesden Lane’ tells remarkable tale of survival
In her one-woman show ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane,’piano virtuoso Mona Golabek chronicles
her mother’s escape from the Holocaust.
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such fat in the American diet could prevent 7,000 deaths from
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FDA banning the artery-clogger
By Mary Clare Jalonick
WASHINGTON — Heart-clogging trans fats were once a
staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods,
microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the
health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting
rid of what’s left of them for good.
Condemning artificial trans fats as a threat to public
health, the FDAannounced Thursday it will require the food
industry to phase them out.
Manufacturers already have eliminated many trans fats,
responding to criticism from the medical community and to
local laws, Even so, the FDA said getting rid of the rest —
the average American still eats around a gram of trans fat a
day — could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths
each year.
It won’t happen right away. The agency will collect com-
ments for two months before determining a phase-out
timetable. Different foods may have different schedules,
depending how easy it is to find substitutes.
“We want to do it in a way that doesn’t unduly disrupt mar-
kets,” said Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for
foods. Still, he says, the food “industry has demonstrated
that it is, by and large, feasible to do.”
Indeed, so much already has changed that most people
won’t notice much difference, if any, in food they get at gro-
ceries or restaurants.
Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats.
And they can raise levels of “bad” cholesterol, increasing
the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the
United States. Trans fats are widely considered the worst
kind for your heart, even worse than saturated fats, which
also can contribute to heart disease.
Trans fats are used both in processed food and in restau-
rants, often to improve the texture, shelf life or flavor of
foods. Though they have been removed from many items,
the fats are still found in some baked goods such as pie
crusts and biscuits and in ready-to-eat frostings that use the
By Mary Clare Jalonick
WASHINGTON — Parts of the
nation’s $500 billion farm bill that
Congress is considering would prohib-
it the government from disclosing
some information about farmers or
their employees, possibly preventing
people from learning about nearby
agricultural and large-scale livestock
operations blamed for polluting water
or soil.
The secrecy effort arose after the
Environmental Protection Agency said
it had mistakenly released names,
email addresses, phone numbers and
other personal information about some
farmers and employees twice this year
under the Freedom of Information Act.
The EPAlater determined it should not
have released the information; in at
least one case, an environmental group
that received the data agreed to return
i t .
The provisions in the farm bill were
intended to protect farmers who fear
they would be targeted by animal advo-
cacy groups.
The House version, now part of
negotiations with the Senate, would
prevent the EPA from disclosing the
addresses, among other identifying
information, of an owner, operator or
employee of an agricultural operation.
Other federal agencies could not release
such information.
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of
Vermont, the Senate Judiciary
Committee chairman, blocked a Senate
amendment similar to the House pro-
“We must take care not to draw a veil
of secrecy around important informa-
tion about threats to the public’s health
and safety or government accountabili-
t y,” Leahy said.
Journalists and open government
groups that want Congress to remove
the proposals say federal law already
bars the release of most personal infor-
mation and the provisions are too
“Members of the public have a right
to know about agricultural and live-
stock operations that affect them,
including where such operations are
located,” a coalition of 43 groups,
including Society for Professional
Journalists, Sunlight Foundation and
Openthegovernment.org said in a let-
ter Wednesday to House and Senate farm
bill negotiators. “This information is
especially critical for people who live
near or share waterways with concen-
trated animal feeding operations.”
Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., who
wrote one of the proposals, said many
farmers and ranchers live on their
farms, so releasing corporate addresses
of their companies is the same as
releasing their home addresses.
Crawford said farmers and ranchers
should be able to provide personal
information securely to the Agriculture
Department, but they believe that envi-
ronmental activist groups could obtain
the material if it were shared with the
“Activist groups should not be able
to leverage their relationship with the
EPAto get this information that could
pose a threat,” Crawford said.
Colin Woodall of the National
Cattlemen’s Beef Association cited
cases of people trashing farmers’ prop-
Farm bill could hide
locations from public
“Members of the public have a right to know about
agricultural and livestock operations that affect them,
including where such operations are located. ... This
information is especially critical for people who live near or
share waterways with concentrated animal feeding operations.”
—From letter to House and Senate farm bill negotiators
See TRANS FAT, Page 22
Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Susan Cohn
COMPANY. Stage versions of
Driving Miss Daisy, the Pulitzer
Prize-winning play about the 25-year-
long relationship of an elderly white
Southern Jewish woman and her black
chauffeur, are often overshadowed by
the 1989 Academy Award-winning
film version. But the nuances of the
complex relationship between the
two strong-willed souls is best
enjoyed in the immediacy of a live
production, especially one as wonder-
fully accomplished as that of the
Diablo Actors Ensemble, currently
presented by the African-American
Shakespeare Company. 85 minutes
without intermission. Written by
Alfred Uhry. Directed by Scott Fryer.
Through Nov. 17.
Clay Theatre, located on the first
floor of the African-American Art &
Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. (at
Webster Street), San Francisco, holds
approximately 210 seats on three
sides of an open stage. Free parking
available in an off-street lot next to
the theater.
TICKETS. $12.50 to $37.50. 8
p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. For
information call (800) 838-3006 or
visit www.African-
AmericanShakes.org or
www.browntickets.com. Ideal for all
audiences, Driving Miss Daisy can
serve as a wonderful introduction to
live theater for young people.
CAST: Hoke: L. Peter Callender.
Daisy Werthan: Ann Kendrick. Boolie
Werthan: Timothy Beagley.
AN ASIDE: L. Peter Callender, the
Artistic Director of the African-
American Shakespeare Company and
the actor who plays “Hoke” in
Driving Miss Daisy, said: “Driving
Miss Daisy is a gem of a play! It is a
simple, touching heart-warming
story of two unlikely people from two
different worlds, their coming togeth-
er, learning from each other, their
friendship, trust and love. We find
that they have so much in common,
and if they never allowed the friend-
ship to blossom, these commonali-
ties would have never come through.
It has a perfect bend of comedy,
drama, poetry and pain. It takes place
over a period of 25 years during a time
when our country was dealing with
issues of race, violence, anger, dis-
trust and discrimination. Playwright
Alfred Uhry sprinkles these happen-
ings throughout the play without
beating us up or preaching about it.
He allows the characters to deal with
these happenings with grace, dignity
and patience. I expect that Daisy will
live on in our canon of exquisite fam-
ily dramas.”
American playwright Alfred Uhry
received an Academy Award, a Tony
Award and the Pulitzer Prize for dra-
matic writing. Driving Miss Daisy,
the first in his “Atlanta Trilogy” of
plays, earned him the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama. Uhry adapted it into the
screenplay for the 1989 film starring
Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman,
an adaptation that won Uhry the
Academy Award for Best Adapted
Screenplay. The second play of the
trilogy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo,
set in 1939 during the premiere of the
film Gone with the Wind, received the
Tony Award for Best Play. The third, a
1998 musical called Parade, about the
1913 trial of Jewish factory manager
Leo Frank, earned Uhry a Tony Award
for Best Book of a Musical.
Remember Top Gun? Of course you do.
Who could forget Tom Cruise and Val
Kilmer hanging around in locker
rooms, learning about male intimacy,
playing volleyball and occasionally
even flying airplanes? So if you feel
the need for speed, check out Top
Guys, a stage comic send-up of the
’80s hit. $20. Stage Werx. 446
Valencia St. San Francisco. 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday Nov. 13 through
Dec. 14. http://www.stagewerx.org.
American Conservatory Theater’s
Underneath the Lintel, starring
Academy Award nominee David
Strathairn (Lincoln; Good Night, and
Good Luck), has been extended until
Nov. 23. Select dates offer post-per-
formance on-stage tours so audience
members can get a closer look at the
set, which features odd and whimsical
props and pieces from A.C.T. ’s past
20 seasons. Geary Theater. 415 Geary
St. San Francisco. act-sf.org or (415)
OPERA HOUSE. San Francisco
Opera hosts a free Community Open
House at the War Memorial Opera
House 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9 Activities include a
scavenger hunt, costume photo
booth, prop-making, a sing-along
with the Adler Fellows, stage combat
workshops and wig and makeup
demonstrations. 301 Van Ness Ave. at
Grove Street in San Francisco, within
walking distance of the Civic Center
BART station.
Susan Cohn is a member of the American
Theatre Critics Association and the San
Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
DRIVING MISS DAISY. Hoke, the chauffeur (L. Peter Callender), brings coffee to Miss Daisy, his employer,
(Ann Kendrick) during a power failure in Atlanta. The Diablo Actors Ensemble’s 2011 production of
Driving Miss Daisy runs at the African-American Shakespeare Company’s Buriel Clay Theatre in San
Francisco through Nov. 17.
Friday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Amy Brooks Colin Flynn Hal Coehlo
Al Stanley
Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
follows “The Avengers” in chronology and
runs alongside the current, unremarkable
ABC series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Each is referred to with something less
than, say, the binding connections of
Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County. Instead
we get cloying winks. The great city of New
York, for example, is reduced to shorthand
for the climactic battle in “The Avengers,”
as if we’re still so consumed by that movie.
Yes, we’re all very impressed it made so
much money.
Thor has spent the last two years restor-
ing order to the nine realms of the cosmos,
but just as peace settles, a previously
locked-away dark energy called the Aether
seeps out. It leaks into Portman’s astro-
physicist, Jane Foster, awakening a previ-
ously vanquished species of Dark Elves, led
by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). They
would like to see the universe returned to
complete darkness. Not a day person, this
This occurs as the nine realms are lining
up in a rare convergence that makes them
particularly susceptible to Aether-spread
ruin. There’s not a lick of character to
Malekith and his motives: He just wants to
end all life.
To save Life As We Know It, Thor seeks
help from his duplicitous adoptive brother,
Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who has been
imprisoned for killing thousands of humans
at “New York.” Hiddleston’s sneering Loki
remains one of the finest Marvel antago-
nists, and — now with a starring role in
three films — the franchise seems to value
him (as it should) as much as his more hero-
ic brother.
When “The Dark World” touches down on
Earth, away from the “Clash of the Titans”-
style realms of gods, it’s considerably bet-
ter. Along with Portman, returning is the
sarcasm sidekick Kat Dennings (as Jane’s
intern) and Stellan Skarsgard as discredited
scientist Erik Selvig. Chris O’Dowd makes
a welcome cameo as a blind date for a very
reluctant Jane.
The tone is far more amiable on Earth
(London, to be specific, the site of the final
showdown) than in Asgard, where Anthony
Hopkins, Renee Russo and Idris Elba remain
locked in golden-hued majesty. Hemsworth,
a seemingly perfectly rendered movie star
equipped with brawn and baritone, also suf-
fers from the stiffness. He had much more
fun in “Rush” earlier this year.
Ardent fans (who should stay through the
credits) will likely be satiated by the pleas-
ing enough “Thor: The Dark World.” But
perhaps at this point, even diehards may
wish for something more from a Marvel
equation that often subtracts humanity.
“Thor: The Dark World,” a Walt Disney
release, is ratedPG-13 by the Motion Picture
Association of America for “sequences of
intense sci-fi action and violence, and some
suggestive content.” Running time: 111
minutes. Two stars out of four.
Continued from page 18
more-solid fats to keep consistency.
They also are sometimes used by restau-
rants for frying. Many larger chains have
phased them out, but smaller restaurants
may still get food containing trans fats
from suppliers.
How can the government get rid of them?
The FDA said it has made a preliminary
determination that trans fats no longer fall
in the agency’s “generally recognized as
safe” category, which covers thousands of
additives that manufacturers can add to foods
without FDA review. Once trans fats are off
the list, anyone who wants to use them
would have to petition the agency for a reg-
ulation allowing it, and that would likely
not be approved.
The fats are created when hydrogen is
added to vegetable oil to make it more solid,
which is why they are often called partially
hydrogenated oils. The FDAis not targeting
small amounts of trans fats that occur natu-
rally in some meat and dairy products,
because they would be too difficult to
remove and aren’t considered a major public
health threat on their own.
Many companies have already phased out
trans fats, prompted by new nutrition labels
introduced by FDA in 2006 that list trans
fats and by an increasing number of local
laws, like one in New York City, that have
banned them. In 2011, Wal-Mart pledged to
remove all artificial trans fats from the
foods the company sells by 2016. Recent
school lunch guidelines prevent them from
being served in cafeterias.
In a statement, New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg said it was his city’s
2008 ban that led to much of the progress.
“Our prohibition on trans fats was one of
many bold public health measures that
faced fierce initial criticism, only to gain
widespread acceptance and support,” he
Indeed, consumers are eating less of the
fat. According to the FDA, trans fat intake
among Americans declined from 4.6 grams
per day in 2003 to around one gram in 2012.
Ahandful of other countries have banned
them, including Switzerland and Denmark.
Other countries have enacted strict labeling
Dr. Leon Bruner, chief scientist at the
Grocery Manufacturers Association, said in
a statement that his group estimates that
food manufacturers have voluntarily low-
ered the amount of trans fats in food prod-
ucts by 73 percent.
Continued from page 20
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just because Burlingame’s rent is very
pricey, he said.
What has kept the store so popular?
“The quality of the tea we use is much
better,” Su said. “Promoting good tea is
still my goal. I want to educate customers
on how to brew tea better. Drinking tea is
more than just tea bags.”
Su’s tea received awards in its country of
origin, Taiwan. The seemingly addictive
tapioca drinks come in both warm and
cold form and as smoothies. Customers
can mix flavors such as almond, mango
and taro and choose between black and
green teas.
The San Mateo Tpumps location also
houses Su’s shipping business, as he used
to be the director of a shipping company
called Topocean. The Burlingame and San
Francisco shops do not include shipping
services. He will be removing the P.O.
boxes in the store though since they tend
to get in the way and were originally put in
to generate additional revenue if the tea
wasn’t selling well.
The tea prices have not changed all that
much over time. His savings from his pre-
vious career helped keep the business
afloat at first.
“It’s very hard to keep prices down,” Su
said. “It’s good enough for profit. It’s
even better to see more customers enjoy
tea — it’s something money cannot buy.”
Su, a father of a 4-year-old daughter, said
he averages about four hours of sleep a
ni ght .
“It helps me divide my time between the
shops,” he said.
Does Su have time for vacation?
“I think I give the same answer to every-
one — I enjoy what I do and this is an actu-
al vacation,” he said. “It’s fun to see the
customers enjoy the drinks.”
In addition to the new Burlingame store,
Su plans to open another branch in
Cupertino in late December. He now also
has a Hayward office for distribution. He’s
not sure he sees the business expanding
out of California.
“I don’t want to go too far,” he said.
“With the customers encouragement I was
able to get the courage to expand to
Cupertino though.”
The Tpumps regular 24-ounce sized drink
is $2.50, while the larger 32-ounce pump-
bo sells for $3.50. Smoothies range from
$3.50 to $4.50 and there is a 50 cent
charge for extra toppings such as popping
boba, taro or red bean. Customers can also
tweak the amount of ice or sweetness of
the beverages.
He is currently looking to hire and train
new employees for the Burlingame loca-
tion. Although the block of the Tpumps
store soon be undergoing construction as
part of the Burlingame Avenue Streetscape
project, Su said the long-term effects of
the changes outweigh the short-term
effects. The store’s opening date has yet to
be set.
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Broadway by the Bay Presents:
‘Guys and Dolls.’ Fox Theatre, 2215
Broadway, Redwood City. Continues
through Nov. 17. Tickets are $35 to
$55 per person plus ticket fees. For
more information call 579-5565.
Holiday Boutique. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Municipak Services Building, 33
Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco.
Peninsula Youth Theater Presents
‘Turk and Runt.’ 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. Presented as part of
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s ‘Stories on
Stage’ program. These dramatiza-
tions are designed to foster literacy
by encouraging young children to
‘read the book, then see the play.’
Shows also 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 9 $8. For tickets call 903-6000.
California Raptor Art Show. 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. 788 Main St., Half Moon Bay.
The diversity of California’s resident
and migratory raptor population has
been captured in 35 original works
by 20 local artists. Free. For more
information call 726-5056.
Conversations: An Evening with
Khaled Hosseini. 6 p.m.
Spangenberg Theatre, 780
Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. $30 for
students and $50 for general admis-
sion. For more information call 925-
‘The Tale of Snow White.’ 7 p.m.
Mustang Hall, Central Middle School,
828 Chestnut St., San Carlos. Shows
run through Nov. 17. $12 for stu-
dents 18 and under, $15 for adults.
For more information go to
BHS Musical — ‘Curtains.’ 7 p.m.
Burlingame High School
Auditorium, 1 Mangini Way,
Burlingame. $15 general admission,
$10 for students, seniors and chil-
dren. For more information call 558-
Mills High School presents Derik
Nelson. 7:30 p.m. Mills High School
Theatre, 400 Murchison Drive,
Millbrae. Derik Nelson, a singer,
songwriter and lead guitarist on
Fox’s ‘Glee,’ will be performing live at
a fundraiser concert. Tickets are $15,
$22, or $30. Unsold tickets may be
available at door. For more informa-
tion go to www.millsmusic.org.
Architecture Lecture Series. 8 p.m.
San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third
Ave., San Mateo. The lecture series
will feature leading pioneers in
architecture who have had a signifi-
cant impact on design and built
environment. For more information
call 522-7818.
The Roger Steen Band and Miles
Schon (double bill). 8 p.m. Club Fox,
2209 Broadway, Redwood City. $18.
For more information call (877) 435-
9849 or visit www.clubfoxrwc.com
Pacifica Spindrift Players presents
‘Social Security,’ a comedy by
Andrew Bergman. 8 p.m. Muriel
Watkin Gallery, 1050 Crespi Drive,
Pacifica. Tickets are $25 for adults
and $20 for seniors and students.
Runs through Nov. 24. For tickets call
the reservation line at 359-8002.
Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble.
8:30 p.m. Angelicas Supper Club, 836
Main St., Redwood City. Roger’s orig-
inal compositions from his soon to
be released CD ‘In the Moment.’
Advance tickets are $25 for regular
table seating. Premier table seating
is $30. For more information go to
www.angelicasllc.com or call 679-
Five Little Monkeys celebrates
Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Five
Little Monkeys, 1111 Burlingame
Ave., Burlingame. 20 percent off
entire store.
Master Gardener Winter Plant
Clinic. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gamble
Garden, 1431 Waverly St., Palo Alto. A
UC Master Gardener will be there to
answer gardening questions. For
more information go to www.gam-
Kaplan Test Prep free ACT practice
test. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. Registration starts Oct. 21.
For more information call the
Belmont Library at 591-8286.
Flu Shots. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Millbrae
Library, 1 Library Ave., Millbrae. Free.
For more information call 697-7607.
San Mateo Japanese American
Community Center Holiday Fair
and Bake Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gardeners’ Hall, Fifth and Claremont
streets, San Mateo. Annual fundrais-
er featuring Asian goods and much,
much more. Free. For more informa-
tion call 343-2793.
AAUW San Carlos, Redwood City,
Belmont meeting. 10:30 a.m.
Redwood Shores Library, 399
Mariner Parkway, Redwood City.
American Association of University
Women San Carlos Branch meeting.
Open to the public with no charge.
For more information call 592-5822
or email sancarlos-aauw@earth-
Herbs and Natural Remedies for
Colds and Flus. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Common Ground Garden
Supply and Education Center, 559
College Ave., Palo Alto. Taste herbal
teas and tonics, identify the best
herbs for healing common ailments,
and take home lots of recipes.
Taught by Deva Luna. $31. To register
go to www.herbsandnaturalreme-
Dad and Me at the Library. 11 a.m.
Redwood City Public Library, 1044
Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
Free. For more information go to
LaNebbia Winery Craft Faire. 11:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. LaNebbia Winery,
12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon
Bay. Food, handmade jewelry, arts,
crafts, bocci ball and picnic tables.
Free. For more information call 483-
Buy One, Get One Free at the Book
Nook. Noon to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage
Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont.
Paperbacks are six for $1, trade
paperbacks are two for $1, hard-
backs are two for $2 and up and chil-
dren’s books are two for $0.25 and
up. All proceeds benefit the Belmont
Library. For more information call
‘Family Past Times.’ 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
San Mateo County History Museum,
2200 Broadway, Redwood City.
Children will participate in craft
activities related to old-time farm-
ing. Free with price of admission to
the museum. For more information
go to www.historysmc.org.
Art — When East meets West. 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. NanHai Art, 510
Broadway, Millbrae, Suite 301.
NanHai Art is presenting a free sem-
inar series on art exchange between
the East and West on Nov. 2, Nov. 9
and Nov. 16. Free. For more informa-
tion and to RSVP visit www.nanha-
iart.com/news. For questions call
259-2100 or email art@nanhai.com.
Peninsula Youth Theater Presents
‘Peter Pan.’ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. Additional show
times: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10,
9:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Nov. 15, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 and 1p.m. Nov. 17. $20 for
adults, $16 for children and seniors.
For tickets call 903-6000.
BHS Musical — ‘Curtains.’ 7 p.m.
Burlingame High School
Auditorium, 1 Mangini Way,
Burlingame. $15 general admission,
$10 for students, seniors and chil-
dren. For more information call 558-
Dutch Uncle, Bundy Browne and
the Expresso Rhythm Section,
Justin Raffanti and CamilleMyla. 7
p.m. Nov. 9. Club Fox, 2209 Broadway,
Redwood City. $12. For more infor-
mation call (877) 435-9849 or visit
Pacifica Spindrift Players presents
‘Social Security,’ a comedy by
Andrew Bergman. 8 p.m. Muriel
Watkin Gallery, 1050 Crespi Drive,
Pacifica. Tickets are $25 for adults
and $20 for seniors and students.
Runs through Nov. 24. For tickets call
the reservation line at 359-8002.
Broadway by the Bay presents
‘Guys and Dolls.’ 8 p.m. Fox Theatre,
2215 Broadway, Redwood City.
Through Nov. 17. Tickets are $35 to
$55 per person plus ticket fees. For
more information call 579-5565.
Fall Chamber Music Concert. 8 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 305 N. California
Ave., Palo Alto. $20. For more infor-
mation call (408) 395-2911.
Mendelssohn’s Elijah. 8 p.m.
Woodside High School Performing
Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave.,
Woodside. Adults $25, Students $10.
For more information or to purchase
tickets visit go to www.master-
Windy Hill at the Top. 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Windy Hill Open Space
Preserve, Portola Valley. Join docents
Mary Bernstein, Ellen Dupuy and
Paul Wineman to hike the upper
trails of this preserve on a moderate-
ly-paced four mile hike. Bring binoc-
ulars and meet at the Skyline
Boulevard parking area. Free. For
more information go to www.open-
Sunday Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. San Mateo Avenue
between Jenevein and Sylvan
avenues, San Bruno. For more infor-
mation go to www.westcoastfarm-
For more events visit
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of its member institutions has mani-
fested into frequent and severe sanc-
tions unseen in other regions.
“These are actions which have creat-
ed an enrollment and financial crisis
for that institution and damaged its
reputation — threatening its very
existence as the only public communi-
ty college in the city and county of San
Francisco, despite widespread support
for the college from the people of San
Francisco,” the resolution states.
The resolution goes on to urge care-
ful scrutiny of the agency’s work as a
regional accreditor during the upcom-
ing review of the agency for federal
recognition by the U.S. Department of
In the draft, the trustees recommends
that the Department of Education
include in its review of the agency con-
sider merging the agency with the sen-
ior Western Association of Schools
and Colleges agency into a single
higher education accrediting commis-
sion for the western region to bring
the structure of this region’s commis-
sion in line with the structure of the
other five regions.
Other board members would support
such a resolution.
“Our chancellor and district have
been more active and vocal in express-
ing concerns about the body,” said
Trustee Patricia Miljanich. “We still
have to honor all the requirements and
work really hard. We’re still very con-
cerned with the tone of accreditation
changing to punishments instead of
improvements. It’s unnecessarily
scared many students from having con-
fidence in community colleges.”
Miljanich said she is glad some
involvement is starting to take place
from legislators. Yesterday, U.S. Rep.
Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, U.S. Rep.
Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, state Sen.
Jim Beall, D-San Jose, and community
college leaders met to discuss the
agency’s effect on schools, faculty and
students and ways to improve the
accreditation process.
Don Kaplan, executive secretary of
the American Federation of Teachers,
revised the resolution and requested the
board consider adopting it. Schwarz
agreed to bring the resolution as an
information item to the board for dis-
cussion. So far, six to eight local aca-
demic senates in California have
passed similar resolutions, according
to a staff report. Community college
districts and academic senates across
the state have been asked to adopt the
resolution, Barbara Christensen,
director of community and government
relations, said.
In October, the district interviewed
with the accreditation agency and
turned in supporting documentation
for its accreditation. The accreditation
decision is set to be released in early
“We had to put our worry aside and do
best district can do to comply, ”
Schwarz said. “I think the visiting
team had nothing but compliments on
their way out.”
The resolution could go up for vote
at the Dec. 11 board meeting, Schwarz
said. The Tuesday meeting takes place,
6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the district office
board room, 3401 CSM Drive in San
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learn about and witness raptors in their
natural habitats, said Eric Ruteledge,
project coordinator for the CSLT.
“The land that we preserve here on
the coastside is home to some of the
most amazing and diverse group of
raptors in the world and it’s quite
unique to have this variety of birds so
close to an urban area,” Ruteledge said.
The event kicks off on Friday and
runs through Sunday with indoor work-
shops at Cameron’s Pub, habitat
walks, lectures and an art show.
Coalition members from the Sequoia
Audubon Society and the Golden Gate
Raptor Observatory will talk about
local habitats, how to identify differ-
ent species of birds in the field, migra-
tory patterns and how to capture the
perfect mid-flight photo.
The public will be guided through
walks in the field at Wavecrest, Half
Moon Bay State Beach, Pillar Point
Harbor and Pescadero Marsh with
experts and state park volunteers to
scope for birds in their natural habi-
tats. Wavecrest is famous for its vari-
ety of resident and migratory raptors
including the white-tailed kite, turkey
vulture, red-tailed hawk, prairie falcon
and more.
Allen Fish, director of the GGRO,
said Wavecrest has been one of his
favorite spots on the coast since he
first visited in it 1987. Fish is a raptor
biologist for the nonprofit research
group through the National Parks serv-
ice. He will be giving a talk Saturday
evening with an A-Z lexicon of raptor
trivia, Fish said.
“Raptors are continually fascinating
to me because they grab people’s
attention so incredibly,” Fish said.
Raptors and birds of prey are inher-
ent parts of the world’s evolutionary
history, Fish said. Healthy birds can
be a sign of a healthy ecosystem and,
in ancient times, he believes they
would have been indicators that there
would be good hunting in the area,
Fish said.
The excitement and fear people
experience when viewing raptors
dates back to ancient times, Fish
said. Ten-thousand years ago, New
Zealand was home to massive haast’s
eagles that are legend to have eaten
Maori people, Fish said.
As much as Fish relishes in the his-
tory of the keen hunters, he will be
sticking to more current events and
how parts of the Bay Area host the
largest hawk migrations in the western
states, Fish said. His lecture is titled
“Accipiters to Zipper Tendons: An
Indirect Flight Through a
Raptorphile’s Lexicon.”
“People experience magic when they
see raptors. When you slow down your
life enough to look out the window …
and see the eyes of a red-tailed hawk,
you can’t help but step out of your
body a little bit,” Fish said.
Raptorama starts with a free wel-
come reception and California Raptor
Art Show opening from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
at the Coastside Land Trust office in
Half Moon Bay. Fish will be lecturing
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday evening.
Workshops and walks are $15 for
adults and $5 for ages 16 and under.
For more information visit raptora-
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106
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15, 2013 by 3:00 pm. Applications may
be submitted online, via email, delivered
in person, or via US Postal Service (must
be postmarked November 15, 2013).
For an application and complete job de-
scription please visit SAM’s website:
www.samcleanswater.org, click on the
link to the left, “Employment Opportuni-
ties”, or you may phone 650-726-0124.
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Atherton Cleaning Services, 1670 El
Camino Real, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Atherton Cleaning Services, Inc.,
CA. The business is conducted by an In-
dividual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Kisla Gonzalez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/16/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/18/13, 10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Kawaii Kon, 2) Izumicon, 3) Anime
Crossroads, 250 Baldwin Ave., Apt. 509,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Dyad, LLC,
CA. The business is conducted by a Lim-
ited Liability. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Faisal Ahmed /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/18/13, 10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Allure Staging Design, 32 Crestview
Ave., DALY CITY, CA 94015 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Aman-
da Soraes Elyades, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 09/12/2013.
/s/ Amanda Soraes Elyades /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/11/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/18/13, 10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Bayside Medical Transport,
449 E St., #3, DALY CITY, CA 94014 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Ryan Tagle and Evelyn Holst, same
address. The business is conducted by a
General Partnership. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Ryan Tagle /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/02/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/18/13, 10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Galvan Floral & Party Supply, 306
CA 94080is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owner:Abram Galvan, 4419 Cen-
ter Ave., Richmond, CA 94530. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Abram Galvan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/23/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Lavender Feels Forever, 4700 Pes-
cadero Creek Rd., ARCATA, CA 95521
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Adrienne Ahnell, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on.
/s/ Adrienne Victoria Ahnell /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/07/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Gail Grant Designs, 1001 Bayhill Dr.,
Ste.200, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
One on One BBA, Inc, CA. The business
is conducted by a Corporation. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 11/01/2013.
/s/ Richard A. Fivis /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/21/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13).
The following person is doing business
as: SBM Site Services, LLC, 5241 Arnold
Ave., MCCLELLAN, CA 95652 is hereby
registered by the following owner: SBM
Site Services, LLC, CA. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Compa-
ny. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Ronald Alvarado /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/21/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Tasty Thai, 43 S. B St., SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Chu Ti Ma Buntorn,
409 Evelyn Ave., Apt. 208, Albany CA
94706. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Chu Ti Ma Buntorn /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/17/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/25/13, 11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Piece of Calandar, 145 London Ct.,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Ryan
DeForest same address and Michael
Geddes 4155 Keith Dr., Campbell, CA
95008. The business is conducted by a
General Partnership. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Michael Geddes /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/10/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: MNM Property Management, INC,
301 Oxford Way, #50, BELMONT, CA
94002 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: MNM Property Management,
Inc, CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Michael Anthony /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/11/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Jens Doggy Day Care, 300 Alida
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Jennifer Dheedene Vargas
312 Hazelwood Dr., South San Francis-
co, CA 94080. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Jennifer Dheedene Vargas /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/03/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: The Cave, 2499 South El Camino
Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Cav-
edwellers, Inc, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Shukri Husary /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/29/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: The Vapor Cave, 116 B E. 25th Ave.
SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Vapor
Cave, Inc, CA. The business is conduct-
ed by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Shukri Husary /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/29/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Arthurand Emeline, 823 Highland
Ave. #5, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Maria Maslova, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Maria Maslova /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/24/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: JMLCO, 425-F Old County Rd., BEL-
MONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered
by the following owner: John Markley
Liner and Christine Lynn same address.
The business is conducted by a General
Partnership. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ John M. Liner /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: ACB - Oasis, 2957 Shannon Dr.
hereby registered by the following owner:
Conrado Bernadino, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Conrado Bernadino /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/4/2013. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Palmetto Dental, 55 Bill Drake Way,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Corner-
stone Dental Group, Inc, CA 94122. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Duey Nguyen /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/06/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13).
TY I. MARCHAND, et al.
Case Number: 123749
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Betty Irene Marchand,
aka Betty I. Marchand and Betty March-
and. A Petition for Probate has been filed
by Peggy Williams in the Superior Court
of California, County of San Mateo. The
Petition for Probate requests that Ralph
Russell Sims, Jr. be appointed as per-
sonal representative 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-
bale 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: December 6, 2013
at 9:00 a.m., Dept. 28, Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo, 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal qutho-
ity may affect your rights as a creditor.
You may want to consult with an attorney
knowledgeable in California law.
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:
John Iaccarino, ESQ.
533 Airport Blvd., Ste. 400
Dated: October 30, 2013
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on, November 2, 8, 12, 2013.
(Lost Will)
Case Number: 123879
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Maizie Ung. A Petition
for Probate has been filed by Tyman Ung
in the Superior Court of California, Coun-
ty of San Mateo. The Petition for Pro-
bate requests that Tyman Ung be ap-
pointed as personal representative to ad-
minister 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-
bale 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
203 Public Notices
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: November 25, 2013
at 9:00 a.m., Dept. Probate, Superior
Court of California, County of San Mateo,
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
If you object to the granting of the peti-
tion, you should appear at the hearing
and state your objections or file written
objections with the court before the hear-
ing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney.
If you are a creditor or a contingent cred-
itor of the decedent, you must file your
claim with the court and mail a copy to
the personal representative appointed by
the court within the later of either (1) four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters to a general personal representa-
tive, as defined in section 58(b) of the
California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days
from the date of mailing or personal de-
livery to you of a notice under section
9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal qutho-
ity may affect your rights as a creditor.
You may want to consult with an attorney
knowledgeable in California law.
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:
Thirkell Law Group, (State Bar# 47192)
Thirkell Law Group
181 2nd Ave., Ste 625, Po Box 190
Dated: November 6, 2013
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on November 8, 12, 14, 2013.
210 Lost & Found
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
GREEN CARD. Lost in Daly City, If
found contact, Mohammad Al-Najjar
LOST ON Sunday 03/10/13, a Bin of
Documents on Catalpa Ave., in
San Mateo. REWARD, (650)450-3107
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
TO IDENTIFY (description) Foster City
Police Department Property Section
294 Baby Stuff
HIGH CHAIR by Evenflo. Clean, sturdy,
barely used. $20 (650)726-4985
NURSERY SET - 6 piece nursery set -
$25., (650)341-1861
295 Art
ART PAPER, various size sheets, 10
sheets, $20. (650)591-6596
ART: 5 charcoal nude figures, unframed,
14” x 18”, by Andrea Medina, 1980s.
$40. 650-345-3277
RUB DOWN TYPE (Lettraset), hundreds
to choose from. 10 sheets for $10.
296 Appliances
2 DELONGHI Heaters, 1500 Watts, new
$50 both (650)520-3425
2 DELONGHI Heaters, 1500 Watts, new
$50 both (650)520-3425
AMANA HTM outdoor furnace heat ex-
changer,new motor, pump, electronics.
Model ERGW0012. 80,000 BTU $50.
ELECTRIC DRYER (Kenmore) asking
$95, good condition! (650)579-7924
GAS STOVE (Magic Chef) asking $95,
good condition! (650)579-7924
HAIR DRYER, Salon Master, $10.
condition. 3 speed. $35. (650)854-4109
top, white, good condition, $40 obo
(650) 355-8464
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
LG WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24”x24”x24”, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, (650)345-
OSTER MEAT slicer, mint, used once,
light weight, easy to use, great for holi-
day $25. (650)578-9208
needs gasket 415 333-8540 Daly City
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, side-by-
side, free, needs compressor,
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
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1953 CHEVY Bel Air Convertible model.
Sun Star 1:18 scale.Blue. Original box.
$20 cash. (650)654-9252
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
2003 AMERICAN Eagle silver proof dol-
lar. Original velvet box and COA. $70
Cash. (650)654-9252
84 USED European (34), U.S. (50) Post-
age Stamps. Most pre-World War II. All
different, all detached from envelopes.
$4.00 all, 650-787-8600
AFGHAN PRAYER RUG - very ornate,
$100., (650)348-6428
298 Collectibles
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
AUTOGRAPHED GUMBI collectible art
& Gloria Clokey - $35., (650)873-8167
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $50. OBO,
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
JAPANESE MOTIF end table, $99
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
MARK HAMILL autographed Star Wars
Luke figure, unopened rarity. 1995 pack-
age. $75 San Carlos, 650-255-8716.
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
World Cup, $10., (650)365-3987
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
SILVER PIECE dollar circulated $30 firm
415 333-8540 Daly City
STAR WARS 9/1996 Tusken Raider ac-
tion figure, in original unopened package.
$5.00, Steve, SC, 650-255-8716
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90., (650)766-
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good con-
dition, $10. each, (650)571-5899
TRIPOD - Professional Quality used in
1930’s Hollywood, $99, obo
UNIQUE, FRAMED to display, original
Nevada slot machine glass plate. One of
a kind. $50. 650-762-6048
WORLD WAR II US Army Combat field
backpack from 1944 $99 SOLD!
299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
‘66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
LARGE ALL Metal Tonka dump truck.
as new, $25, SOLD!
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
RADIO CONTROL car; Jeep with off
road with equipment $99 OBO
STAR WARS R2-D2 action figure. Un-
opened, original 1995 package. $10.
Steve, San Carlos, 650-255-8716.
STAR WARS, Battle Droid figures, four
variations. Unopened 1999 packages.
$60 OBO. Steve, 650-255-8716.
TONKA DUMP Truck with tipping bed,
very sturdy Only $10 SOLD!
27 Firday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
300 Toys
TONKA METAL Excavator independent
bucket and arm, $25 SOLD!
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (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.,
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
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
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $500. (650)766-3024
303 Electronics
2 RECTILINEAR speakers $99 good
condition. (650)368-5538
27” SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $65., (650)357-7484
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
APPLE Harmon Kardon speakers, sub-
woofer, one side rattles. In San Carlos,
$40, 650-255-8716.
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLACKBERRY PHONE good condition
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
with remote. Good condition, $20
PIONEER STEREO Receiver 1 SX 626
excellent condition $99 (650)368-5538
SAMSUNG 27" TV Less than 6 months
old, with remote. Moving must sell
$100.00 (650) 995-0012
SANYO C30 Portable BOOM BOX,
AM/FM STEREO, Dolby Metal Tape
player/recorder, 2/3 speakers boxes, $50
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
per 66 A and screen $30 for all
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
wood (light pine, Varathane finish). Twin
size. $50 (650)637-1907
8 DRAWER wooden dresser $99
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
banker’s rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
AUTUMN TABLE Centerpiece unop-
ened, 16 x 6, long oval shape, copper
color $10.00 (650)578-9208
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
304 Furniture
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
CABINET BLONDE Wood, 6 drawers,
31”x 61” x 18” , $45. (650)592-2648
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
CHINA CABINET, 53” x “78” wooden
with glass. Good shape. $120 obo.
shelves and doors. Beautiful. 23 width 30
height 11 depth $75 (650)591-4927
CURIO CABINET 55" by 21" by 12"
Glass sides, door & shelves $95 OBO
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
DRESSER - 6 drawer 61" wide, 31" high,
& 18" deep $50, (650)592-2648
DRESSERlarge, $55. Call
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
END TABLE, medium large, with marble
top. and drawer. $60 or best offer,
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call (650)558-
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call (650)558-
MOON shape,decorated with small
stones,very heavy. Free to take away!
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
SEAT - Light multi-colored fabric, $95.
for all, (650)286-1357
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
NATURAL WOOD table 8' by 4' $99
OAK ENTERTAINMENT Cabinet/lighted,
mirrored,glass Curio Top. 72" high x 21"
deep x 35" wide. $95.00 (650)637-0930
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white
pen and paper holder. Brand new, in
box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41” in diameter $95
- $65., (650)347-8061
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
PRIDE MECHANICAL Lift Chair, Infinite
postion. Excellent condition, owner’s
manual included. $400 cash only,
QUEEN SIZE Hide a Bed, Like new
$275, (650)245-5118
RECLINING CHAIR, almost new, Beige
$100 (650)624-9880
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
ROCKING CHAIR w/wood carving, arm-
rest, rollers, swivels $99, (650)592-2648
ROUND DINING table, by Ethan Allen,
sturdy good cond. $95 (650)726-4985
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
TEA / UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
304 Furniture
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SOFA 7-1/2' $25 (650)322-2814
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
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
TEAK BASE and glass cover cheese
holder. Great for holidays. $18.
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV CABINET, brown wood, 3 shelves, 2
doors, brass hardware, 34 3/8wx20
1/2dx28 3/8h good condition. $35
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
TV STAND, with shelves, holds large TV,
very good condition. $90. (650)573-7035,
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
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. Three avail-
able, Call (650)345-5502
(Asian) - $35 (650)348-6955
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS (3) with lids: 21/2 gal,
4 gal, 5 gal $20 for all. (650)574-3229
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
ICE CREAM MAKER - Westbend 4 qt.
ice cream maker, brand new, $30,
KIRBY VACUUM cleaner good condition
with extras $90 OBO (650)345-5502
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
OSTER BREAD maker (new) $45.,
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., (650)580-3316
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
cover and mat. $10 (650)574-3229
TWO 21 quart canning pots, with lids, $5
each. (650)322-2814
VACUMN EXCELLENT condition. Works
great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
dress, - $65. (650)348-6955
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
PRO DIVER Invicta Watch. Brand new in
box, $60. (650)290-0689
WATCHES - Quicksilver (2), brand new
in box, $40 for both, (650)726-1037
308 Tools
12-VOLT, 2-TON Capacity Scissor Jack
w/ Impact Wrench, New in Box, Never
Used. $85.00 (650) 270-6637 after 5pm
6-8 MISC. TOOLS - used, nail tray with
nails, $15., (650)322-2814
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman, 10”, 4 long
x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint
sprayer.Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
ESSIC CEMENT Mixer, gas motor, $850,
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
308 Tools
MAKITA 10" mitre saw with 100 tooth
carbon blade $60 SOLD!
New $25 (650)368-0748
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
TOOL BOX full of tools. Moving must
sell. $100.00 (650) 995-0012
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
FILING CABINET, 4-drawer, letter $25
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20.00 (650)871-7200
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
2 GALLON Sprayer sears polythene
compressed air 2 1/2 inch opening, used
once $10 San Bruno (650)588-1946
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
70 BAMBOO POLES - 6 to 12ft. long
$40. for all can deliver, (415)346-6038
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
PH Balance water, anti-oxident proper-
ties, new, $100., (650)619-9203.
ALUMINUM WALKER, Foldable with
wheels. $15 (650)756-7878
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
lining. (great toy box) $99.,
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE LANTERN Olde Brooklyn lan-
terns, battery operated, safe, new in box,
$100, (650)726-1037
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BABY BJORN Little Potty Ideal 4
travel/early training,(650)595-3933
BLUE/WHITE DUCK shaped ceramic
teapot, hand painted, made in China.
$18. (650)341-6402
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.00
BREVILLE JUICE Maker multi speed
(Williams Somoma) never used $90
BRIEFCASE 100% black leather
excellent condition $75 (650)888-0129
crystal bowl. For entre, fruit, or dessert
$20 (415)585-3622
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
DOLLS: NEW, girl and boy in pilgrim
costume, adorable, soft fabric, beautifully
made. $30. 650-345-3277
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
condition $50., (650)878-9542
EXOTIC EROTIC Ball SF & Mardi gras 2
dvd's $25 ea. (415)971-7555
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
FOLDING MAHJHONG table with medal
chrome plated frame $40 SOLD!
FULL SIZE quilted Flowerly print green &
print $25 (650)871-7200
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. SOLD!
GOURMET SET for cooking on your ta-
ble. European style. $15 (650)644-9027
glass in front and sides (650)355-2996
Current authors, $2. each (10),
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HOT SANDWICH maker elec, perfect,
$9.95 (650)595-3933
HUMAN HAIR Wigs, (4) Black hair, $90
all (650)624-9880
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15.,
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
310 Misc. For Sale
K9 ADVANTIX - for dogs 21-55 lbs.,
repels and kills fleas and ticks, $60.,
$30. (650)726-1037
LAMPSHADE - Shantung, bell shaped,
off white, 9” tall, 11” diameter, great con-
dition, $7., (650)347-5104
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LOW RIDER magazines 80 late 1999 all
for $80 SOLD!
LUGGAGE, BLACK Samsonite with roll-
ers, 3 compartments, condition clean,
never used. makeshift handle, $40
MANUAL LAWN mower ( by Scott Turf )
never used $65 (650)756-7878
MARTEX TOWEL SET (bath, hand,
face) - gold-colored - $15 (650)574-3229
MARTEX TOWEL SET (bath, hand.
face) - clay-colored - $15 (650)574-3229
wall mount, plug in, bronze finish, 12”Lx
5”W , $12. both, SOLD!
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
MEN’S LEATHER travel bags (2), used
$25 each.(650)322-2814
Cheese Tote - new black $45
MIRROR 41" by 29" Hardrock maple
frame $90 OBO (650)593-8880
MODERN ART Pictures: 36"X26", $90
for all obo Call (650)345-5502
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
33" wide x 20 inches deep. 64.5 " high.
$70.00 (650)871-7200
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
PET CARRIER Excellent Condition Very
Clean Size small "Petaire" Brand
$50.00 (650)871-7200
PRINCESS PLANT 6' tall in bloom pot-
ted $15 (415)346-6038
PUNCH BOWL SET- 10 cup plus one
extra nice white color Motif, $25.,
Shams (print) $30.00 (650)341-1861
gundy; for the new extra deep beds. New
$60 (415)585-3622
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3.00 each (650)341-1861
ROGERS' BRAND stainless steel steak
knife: $15 (415)585-3622
SCARY DVD movies, (7) in cases, Zom-
bies, Date Movie, Labyrinth, in original
boxes. $10/all. (650)578-9208
SET OF 11 Thomas registers 1976 mint
condition $25 (415)346-6038
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes) factory sealed, $10 (650)365-3987
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
SONY EREADER - Model #PRS-500, 6”,
$60., (650)294-9652
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
nus Edition. Has all cards. Mint condi-
tion. Asking $10. (650)574-3229
TWIN SIZE quilt Nautica, New. Yellow,
White, Black Trim “San Marino" pattern
$40 Firm (650)871-7200.
USB VEHICLE charger any mini USB
device $20 (650)595-3933
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
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER - never used, $85.,
WEST AFRICAN hand carved tribal
masks - $25 (650)348-6955
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
XMAS DECORATIONS: 6 unique, hand
painted, jointed new toy soldiers, holding
musical instrument. $34. 650-345-3277
311 Musical Instruments
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
Guitar with soft case and strap $75.
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
SHERMAN CLAY Player Piano, with 104
player rolls, $1000, (650)579-1259
311 Musical Instruments
UKULELE STILL in box unused, no
brand $35 (650)348-6428
312 Pets & Animals
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
100% COTTON New Beautiful burgundy
velvet drape 82"X52" W/6"hems: $45
Twin Stitched. Internal Knee Protection.
Tags Attached. Mens Sz 34 Grey/Blue
Denim $50.00 (650)357-7484
CHO: 56” square. Red, black trim, knot-
ted fringe hem. $99 (650)375-8044
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
reversible. Outer: weatherproof tan color.
Iner: Navy plush, elastic cuffs. $15
INDIAN SARI $50 (650)515-2605
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
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 WINTER coat 3/4 length, rust
color, with fur collar, $30 obo
12, brass buttons. Sag Harbor. Excellent
condition. $18.00 (650)375-8044
LEATHER JACKET Classic Biker Style.
Zippered Pockets. Sturdy. Excellent Con-
dition. Mens, XL Black Leather $50.00
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
MENS JEANS (11) Brand names various
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $100.
for all (650)347-5104
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red (tag on) Reg. price
$200 selling for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
SILK SCARF, Versace, South Beach
pattern 100% silk, 24.5”x34.5” made in
Italy, $75. $(650)591-6596
VICTORIA SECRET 2 piece nightgown,
off white, silk lace. tags attached. paid
$120, selling for $55 (650)345-1111
WHITE LACE 1880’s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
WINTER COAT, ladies european style
nubek leather, tan colored, green lapel &
hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
WOMAN;S LEVI'S Jacket Pristine cond.,
faded Only $29 (650)595-3933
WOMEN'S JEANS size 10 labeled Du-
plex and is priced at $15 (650)574-4439
WOMEN'S JEANS size 10. Elie Tahari
new, never worn $25 (650)574-4439
317 Building Materials
with 50" and 71" height, still in box, $50
obo (650)345-5502
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
70 SPREADER cleats, 1” x 8” for 8”
foundations. $25. (650)345-3840
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
DRAIN PIPE - flexible, 3” & 4”, approx.
20’ of 3”, 40 ft. of 4”, $25.all,
couplings, switches, rain tight flex, and
more.Call. $30.00 for all (650)345-3840
ONE BOX of new #1 heavy CEDAR
SHAKE shingles $14.00.(650)341-8342
PACKAGED NUTS, Bolts and screws,
all sizes, packaged $99 (650)364-1374
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
USED LUMBER pieces 5 2x4's, 2 2x6's,
3 plywood sheets ALL $30.00
28 Firday • Nov. 8, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Something to
pass or lower
7 Crocus kin
11 Samosa veggie
14 Biblical dancer
15 Item in a
musician’s kit
17 Western, e.g.
18 Kind and caring
19 Stadium section
for charity
21 Keats work
23 Steam
24 Calypso relative
25 Keats’ “Sylvan
26 Really old
32 “Phooey!”
34 Give a damn?
35 Disney’s
41 Paralyze with
dense mist, as an
42 “Horse Feathers”
family name
44 “Merrie
Melodies” theme
50 One of two single-
digit Yankee
uniform numbers
that aren’t retired
51 A, in Acapulco
52 “Mazel __!”
53 Ranch handle
54 Emperor Justinian
as a young man?
61 “That’s my
62 Around the bend,
so to speak
65 “Flavor”
66 Beat badly
67 Letters to the
Coast Guard
68 TV component?
69 Quick
1 Chicken general?
2 Boar’s Head
3 Like November,
in a way
4 Simple tie
5 First name in
6 Library
7 “The wolf __ the
8 Get to
9 Sit in traffic, say
10 Very, in Vienna
11 Words of tribute
12 Golden State
13 California Zephyr
16 “Law & Order:
SVU” rank
20 Bottom line
21 Word of
22 Western
27 Terse refusal
28 Who, in Paris
29 Item shortened at
30 Md. hours
31 Cooperative
33 Cake recipe word
36 As well
37 Massage
38 Its atomic number
is 50
39 Common sorting
40 Lakeside
Pennsylvania city
43 Love letters?
44 Ark units
45 “As I was
sayin’ ...”
46 They may be
47 4 x 4, briefly
48 Policy at some
49 Align carefully
55 Prefix with culture
56 Bar order
57 “The devourer of
all things”: Ovid
58 Statue of Vishnu,
59 Oenophile’s
60 __ Squalor:
Lemony Snicket
63 Composer Rorem
64 English cathedral
By Jeffrey Wechsler
(c)2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $30., (650)368-3037
2 BASKETBALLS Spalding NBA, Hardly
used, $30 all (650)341-5347
2 SOCCER balls hardly used, $30 all
San Mateo, (650)341-5347
BOWLING BALLS. Selling 2 - 16 lb.
balls for $25.00 each. (650)341-1861
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
CAMPER DOLLY, excellent condition.
Used only once. $150. SOLD!
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
EXERCISE MAT used once, lavender
$12, (650)368-3037
FISHERS MENS skis $35 (650)322-2814
GIRLS BIKE, Princess 16” wheels with
helmet, $50 San Mateo (650)341-5347
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler$20.
KIDS 20" mongoose mountain bike 6
speeds front wheel shock good condition
asking $65 (650)574-7743
LADIES BOWLING SET- 8 lb. ball, 7 1/2
sized shoes, case, $45., (650)766-3024
LADIES STEP thruRoadmaster 10
speed bike w. shop-basket Good
Condition. $55 OBO call: (650) 342-8510
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
REI 2 man tent $40 (650)552-9436
SALMON FISHING weights 21/2 pound
canon balls $25 (650)756-7878
Say Goodbye To The 'Stick In
Style & Gear Up For a Super
49er Swag at Lowest Prices
Niner Empire
957C Industrial Rd. San Carlos
T-F 10-6; Sa 10 -4
318 Sports Equipment
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
STATIONARY BIKE, Volt, Clean, $15
STATIONERY BIKE, $20. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057.
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WO 16 lb. Bowling Balls @ $25.00 each.
322 Garage Sales
Great Variety
November 9
8:00 to 5:00
1251 Parrott Drive
San Mateo 94402
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
335 Rugs
THROW RUG, 8’ x 11’, black and gold.w/
fring, beautiful,clean. $50. SOLD!
335 Garden Equipment
CRAFTSMAN 5.5 HP gas lawn mower
with rear bag $55., (650)355-2996
LAWNMOWER - American made, man-
ual/push, excellent condition, $50.,
$40. (650)355-2996
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
VIVITAR ZOOM lens-28mm70mm. Filter
and lens cap. Original owner. $50. Cash
VIVITAR ZOOM lens. 28mm-210mm. Fil-
ter and lens cap. Original owner. $99.
Cash. (650)654-9252
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
345 Medical Equipment
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
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)595-0805
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650)595-0805
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
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
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.
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $3 per day.
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
620 Automobiles
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
FLEETWOOD ‘93 $ 3,500/offer. Good
Condition (650)481-5296
GMC '99 DENALI Low miles. This is
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when the market opened.
Still, most analysts don’t expect the com-
pany to be profitable until 2015. Investors
will be watching closely to see whether
Twitter was worth the premium price.
Thursday’s stock surge was “really not as
important as you might think,” said Kevin
Landis, a portfolio manager with Firsthand
Funds, which owns shares in Twitter. “What
really matters is where the stock is going to
be in six months, 12 months.”
The most anticipated initial public offer-
ing of the year was carefully orchestrated to
avoid the dysfunction that surrounded
Facebook’s IPO.
Trading on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol “TWTR,” shares opened at
$45.10, 73 percent above their initial offer-
ing price.
In the first few hours, the stock jumped as
high as $50.09. Most of those gains held
throughout the day, with Twitter closing at
$44.90, despite a broader market decline.
The narrow price range indicated that peo-
ple felt it was “pretty fairly priced,” said JJ
Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.
The price spike “clearly shows that
demand exceeds the supply of shares,” said
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter.
Earlier in the day, Twitter gave a few users
rather than executives the opportunity to
ring the NYSE’s opening bell. The users
included actor Patrick Stewart, who played
Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek: The
Next Generation”; Vivienne Harr, a 9-year-
old girl who ran a lemonade stand for a year
to raise money to end child slavery; and
Cheryl Fiandaca of the Boston Police
Twitter raised $1.8 billion Wednesday
night when it sold 70 million shares to
select investors for $26 each. But the huge
first-day pop left some analysts wondering
whether the company could have raised
more. Had Twitter priced the stock at $30,
for instance, the company would have taken
away $2.1 billion. At $35, it would have
reaped nearly $2.5 billion. That’s a lot for a
company that’s never made a profit and had
revenue of just $317 million last year.
If the price stays this high, or goes even
higher, shareholders will no doubt be
happy. But the money that they might make
from any stock sale doesn’t go to the com-
Named after the sound of a chirping bird,
Twitter’s origins date back to 2005, when
creators Noah Glass and Evan Williams were
trying to get people to sign up for Odeo, a
podcasting service they created. Odeo didn’t
make it.
By early 2006, Glass and fellow Odeo
programmer Jack Dorsey began work on a
new project: teaming with co-worker
Christopher “Biz” Stone on a way to corral
text messages typically sent over a phone.
It was Glass who came up with the origi-
nal name Twttr. The two vowels were added
later. The first tweets were sent on March
21, 2006.
By 2007, Twitter was incorporated with
Dorsey as the original CEO and Williams as
chairman. Dorsey and Williams would even-
tually swap roles. Both remain major share-
holders, though neither runs the company.
Glass, meanwhile, was effectively erased
from Twitter’s history, writes New York
Times reporter Nick Bilton in “Hatching
Twitter: A true story of money, power,
friendship, and betrayal.”
Since those early days, the site has
attracted world leaders, religious figures and
celebrities, along with CEOs, businesses
and countless marketers and self-promoters.
The company avoided the trouble that
plagued Facebook’s high-profile debut,
which suffered technical glitches that had
lasting consequences. On that first day,
Facebook closed just 23 cents above its $38
IPO price and later fell much lower. The
stock needed more than a year to climb back
above $38.
The Securities and Exchange Commission
later fined Nasdaq $10 million, the largest
fine ever levied against an exchange.
Those problems likely led Twitter to the
At its IPO price, Twitter was valued at
roughly 28 times its projected 2013 revenue
— $650 million based on its current growth
rate. In comparison, Facebook trades at
about 16 times its projected 2013 revenue,
according to analyst forecasts from FactSet.
Google Inc. meanwhile, is trading at
about 7 times its net revenue, the figure Wall
Street follows that excludes ad commis-
Research firm Outsell Inc. puts Twitter’s
fundamental value at about half of the IPO
price, said analyst Ken Doctor. That figure is
based on factors such as revenue and revenue
“That’s not unusual,” Doctor said.
“Especially for tech companies. You are bet-
ting on a big future.”
As a newly public company, one of
Twitter’s biggest challenges will be to gen-
erate more revenue outside the U.S.
More than three-quarters of Twitter’s 232
million users are outside the U.S. But only
26 percent of Twitter’s revenue comes from
abroad. The company has said that it plans
to hire more sales representatives in coun-
tries such as Australia, Brazil and Ireland.
Twitter shares entered a declining market.
Wall Street had its worst day since August as
traders worried that the Federal Reserve
could cut back on its economic stimulus.
Investors grew concerned about a surpris-
ingly strong report on U.S. economic
growth in the third quarter, which led many
to believe the Fed could start pulling back
as soon as next month, earlier than many
After 33 record-high closes this year, an
increasing number of investors believe the
stock market has become frothy and is ready
for a pullback.
Continued from page 1
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Yasser
Arafat’s mysterious 2004 death turned into a
whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists
who examined his remains said the
Palestinian leader was probably poisoned
with radioactive polonium.
Yet hard proof remains elusive, and nine
years on, tracking down anyone who might
have slipped minuscule amounts of the
lethal substance into
Arafat’s food or drink
could be difficult.
A new investigation
could also prove embar-
rassing — and not just
for Israel, which the
Palestinians have long
accused of poisoning
their leader and which
has denied any role.
The Palestinians themselves could come
under renewed scrutiny, since Arafat was
holed up in his Israeli-besieged West Bank
compound in the months before his death,
surrounded by advisers, staff and body-
Arafat died at a French military hospital
on Nov. 11, 2004, at age 75, a month after
suddenly falling violently ill at his com-
pound. At the time, French doctors said he
died of a stroke and had a blood-clotting
problem, but records were inconclusive
about what caused that condition.
The Swiss scientists said that they found
elevated traces of polonium-210 and lead in
Arafat’s remains that could not have
occurred naturally, and that the timeframe of
Arafat’s illness and death was consistent
with poisoning from ingesting polonium.
Arafat’s mysterious death becomes a whodunit
Yasser Arafat
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