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County has
first death
from the flu
Multiple deaths
reported in Bay
The first San Mateo County flu-
related death of the season was
reported Thursday, according to
health officials.
A woman in her 40s died after
contracting the flu and there have
been six other flu-related intensive
care hospitalizations in the coun-
t y, San Mateo County health offi-
cials said.
“While the deceased did have
some underlying medical condi-
tions, it’s important to understand
that people without underlying
medical problems can still have a
severe case of influenza that can
lead to hospitalization and possi-
bly death,” said Robyn Thaw,
spokeswoman for the San Mateo
County Health System.
Health officials urge the public
that it’s not too late to get vacci-
nated in defense of this year’s flu
The H1N1 influenza strain,
known as “swine flu” when it first
emerged in 2009, appears to be the
main strain afflicting people this
flu season, according to San Mateo
County health officials.
There have been nine confirmed
flu-related deaths throughout the
Bay Area in recent weeks.
On Thursday, Santa Clara County
health officials announced a sec-
ond flu-related death and San
Francisco health officials
announced a man died at the end of
December. Two recent deaths in
Marin County have been linked to
the flu and another two in Santa
Cruz County are suspected of being
flu-related, public health officials
said Wednesday.
A 63-year-old man with signifi-
cant chronic medical conditions
died on Dec. 27, and a previously
healthy 48-year-old woman died of
an influenza-related complication
on Jan. 6, Marin County Public
Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said.
Both were hospitalized in inten-
sive care, and neither had received
a flu vaccine, Willis said.
“We are still several weeks away
from the peak of flu season,” Dr.
Scott Morrow, health officer for
San Mateo County, said in a press
release. “The fact that we are see-
ing an increase in flu activity, flu-
related hospitalizations and deaths
Jerry Brown gestures at a graph detailing the state’s long-term liabilities while unveiling his proposed 2014-15
state budget in Sacramento.
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — Arobust eco-
nomic recovery and surging rev-
enue propelled by voter-approved
tax increases have sent
California’s gen-
eral fund spending
to a record high,
marking a dramat-
ic turn-around
from the state’s
days as the
nation’s poster
child of fiscal dysfunction.
Yet Gov. Jerry Brown, in releas-
ing his budget proposal Thursday,
pledged to take a somber approach
in spending the windfall. He said
California must begin paying
down what he has called its mas-
sive “wall of debt,” a stew of
Record high budget
By Angela Swartz
Local school officials are some-
what happy Gov. Jerry Brown’s
budget proposal calls for an
increase in education funding, but
are still waiting for the final ver-
sion and believe there could be
more done for public schools.
“I’m thrilled with the additional
funding to education,” said Carrie
Du Bois, trustee for the Sequoia
Union High School District. “It’s
much needed. California still has a
long way to go for funding, but
I’m thrilled the governor under-
stands the importance of public
Budget adds education funding
Local officials have mixed feelings about governor’s proposal
• General fundspending: $106.8 billion.
•Total spending:$154.9billion,includingfrombond
funds and special funds that are dedicated to a
specific program.
• $69.7 billion, personal income tax; that includes
$10.5billionfromcapital gains,anamount that was
just $3 billionduringthe 2009-10 fiscal year.
• $24 billion, sales anduse tax.
• $8.7 billion, corporationtax.
• $2.3 billion, insurance tax.
• $45.2 billion fromthe general fund, an increase of
nearly $4 billion, or 9 percent, over the current year.
• Total per pupil spending will rise to $12,833, an
increase of $848 over the current year.
• Thebudget eliminates all remainingdebt owedto
publicschools fromthegeneral fund; deferrals from
K-12 funding to fill previous budget gap reached a
highof $9.5 billion inthe 2011-12 fiscal year.
• Average daily attendance in the state’s public
schools is expected to decline by 7,000 students in
the 2014-15 fiscal year, to a total of 5,956,130. That
dropwill result inadecreaseof $43milliongoingto
county offices of educationandschool districts.
• University of California (243,000 students): $2.9
billioningeneral fundspending,a5percent increase.
• California StateUniversity (430,000students): $2.9
billion in general fund spending, a 6.3 percent
• Community colleges (2.3 million students): $7.2
billion in general fund spending, a 7.3 percent
• $28.8billioningeneral fundspending, anincrease
of 1.6 percent.
• Total spending, from the general fund and other
sources,suchasthefederal government,will growfor
all HHS programs.That includes: 2.6 percent for the
Department of Public Health; 3.2 percent for
CalWORKs, the state’s welfare-to-work program; 6.1
percent for in-homesupportiveservices;4.4percent
for development services; 2.4 percent for children’s
services; and1.4 percent for state hospitals.
The budget includes repaying $351 million
borrowed from the state’s transportation fund for
road maintenance. Transportation industry groups
are pushing a proposed ballot initiative to require
repayment of the money or establish a new tax
stream to pay for road improvements. Brown’s
budget callsfor therepayment tobeallocatedalong
the followingpriorities:
• $110millionfor“pavement rehabilitation”onstate
• $100milliontocities andcounties topreservelocal
streets androads.
• $100 millionfor traffic management .
• $27 milliontomaintainhighway pavement.
• $9 millionfor“active transportationprojects.”
• $5 millionfor environmental mitigation.
• Thegovernor is proposingtodirect $250millionin
proceeds fromthe cap-and-trade, greenhouse gas
emission fees to the high-speed rail project. The
bullet trainhas facedlegal setbacks andis ina bind
because it cannot currently sell some $9 billion in
voter-approved bonds. Brown’s budget says the
fundingis“critical toaddressingtheoverall funding
needs”for the first leg of the project in the Central
Valley, for “leveraging additional funding
opportunities,andmovingtheproject forwardwhile
legal issues surrounding Proposition 1A are being
• Corrections and Rehabilitation, $9.5 billion, an
increase of 2.1 percent.
• Natural Resources, $2.1 billion, an increase of 2.3
• $815 million for critical deferred maintenance in
state parks, highways, local streets and roads, K-12
schools, community colleges, courts, prisons, state
hospitals, andother state facilities.
• $619 million to expand water storage capacity,
improve drinking water in communities where
• $850 million fromproceeds in the cap-and-trade,
greenhouse gas reduction programfor a variety of
environmental priorities.That includes $250million
for the high-speed rail project that Brown has
championed.Thebudget says themoneydedicated
towardenvironmental programs will modernizethe
reduce harmful air emissions and increase energy,
water andagricultural efficiency.
Brown’s budget proposes funneling$1.6billioninto
arainy-dayfundandproposes anewconstitutional
amendment tostrengthenthe existingone.
Such a proposal already is scheduled to go before
voters in November, but Brown said ACA4, which
was pushed back fromthe November 2012 ballot,
would not give the state enough flexibility to pay
down debt and liabilities. He also said it does not
address volatile school funding requirements and
bases theamount thestatewouldneedtopay into
the fundonhistorical revenue rather thanspikes in
capital gains.
By Michelle Durand
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed
blend of paying down debt, estab-
lishing a rainy-day fund and send-
ing capital gain revenue to
reserves is a fiscally prudent
budget unlike those of bleaker
past years, according to county
County leaders react
to California budget
See opinion
page 9
Obvious, and
solid, budget
Jerry Hill and Rich Gordon John Maltbie and Leland Yee
See FLU, Page 23
See RECORD, Page 23
See EDUCATION, Page 31
See BUDGET, Page 22
Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 125
Homes planned in open space
Athird-generation Hillsborough
resident was seeking to build 25
homes on his 48-acre estate near
Crystal Springs Reservoir, raising
concerns about the wildlife and open
space Peninsula residents have long
taken for granted, it was reported
the week of Jan. 10, 2009.
Christian de Guigne
IV submitted a pro-
posal to the town of
Hillsborough Dec.
30, 2008 and planned
a public meeting to share the
specifics of the plan. The proper-
ty is nestled between Crystal Springs
Road and Parrott Drive and is bordered
by the city of San Mateo to the east.
It is considered by some as the last
great family estate on the
“There are still some in Woodside.
If you’re talking about anything
close to San Mateo, it probably is the
last,” said Mitch Postel, executive
director of the San Mateo Historical
The property is a common sight for
people traveling on Crystal Springs
Road going to or from Camp Sawyer
Trail near the reservoir and is consid-
ered home to a unique habitat of
Unmarked buckets cause scare
The contents of three unmarked
buckets found near Interstate 380 in
San Bruno the week of Jan. 10, 2009,
were determined to be safe, emergency
officials said.
The first bucket, an
orange container resem-
bling a paint bucket, was
reported around 1:15 p.m.
on Friday of that week on
Seventh Street under the
Interstate 380 overpass in San Bruno.
San Bruno police and fire personnel,
and a hazardous materials crew
responded to the incident.
Motor oil was determined to be the
contents of the 5-gallon bucket. Two
other buckets were then found nearby,
one of which contained paint and
another that contained water sealer.
Gunmen raid house
Three men armed with guns robbed
two people while they were home in
San Mateo the week of Jan. 10, 2009.
San Mateo police were called to a
house in the 1700 block of Dewey
Street on reports of a home invasion
robbery at approximately 4:30 p.m.
on Friday of that week. At least two
people were in the house when three
men armed with a shotgun and hand-
gun entered the house, police said.
Wall Street slides
The first full week of 2009 didn’t
bring Wall Street any huge shocks,
but it didn’t bring much for investors
be happy about, either.
Ajump in unemployment
sent stocks sharply lower the
week of Jan. 10, 2009, as
investors feared that
Americans won’t soon deviate
from their tightened budgets. The
Dow Jones industrial average fell 143
points to end the week down nearly 5
percent, its worst week since
The Labor Department’s much-
anticipated report showed employers
cut 524,000 jobs in December, a
smaller decline than the loss of
550,000 jobs economists forecast.
But the unemployment rate jumped to
a 16-year high of 7.2 percent — more
than the 7 percent economists pre-
dicted — from 6.8 percent in
From the archives highlights stories origi-
nally printed five years ago this week. It
appears in the Friday edition of the Daily
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Boxing Hall of
Famer George
Foreman is 65.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
Utah grocer John G. Morrison, 47,
and his son Arling, 17, were shot to
death in their Salt Lake City store;
police arrested labor activist Joe Hill,
a member of the Industrial Workers of
the World. Despite evidence suggest-
ing another man was responsible,
Hill was convicted and executed,
becoming a martyr to America’s
organized labor movement.
“History must speak for itself. A historian is
content if he has been able to shed more light.”
— William L. Shirer, author and journalist (1904-1993)
Baseball Hall-of-
Famer Willie
McCovey is 76.
Singer Pat Benatar
is 61.
Yanil Reyes of Daly
City (left) and his
son, Josh Reyes
(right), a student at
All Souls Catholic
School in South San
Francisco,meet San
Francicso 49er
NaVorro Bowman
at Lefty's Sports
Cards Store in
Burlingame Jan. 7.
Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning
then becoming sunny. Highs around 60.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows in
the 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy. A slight chance of
showers in the morning... Then a chance
of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 30
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then
becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1514, the New Testament portion of the Complutensian
Polyglot Bible, featuring parallel texts in Greek and Latin,
was completed in Madrid.
I n 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influ-
ential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for
American independence from British rule.
I n 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the
I n 1863, the London Underground had its beginnings as
the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger
railway, opened to the public with service between
Paddington and Farringdon Street.
I n 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.
I n 1901, the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont, Texas, pro-
duced the Lucas Gusher, heralding the start of the Texas oil
I n 1920, the League of Nations was established as the
Treaty of Versailles went into effect.
I n 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations
convened in London.
I n 1957, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of
Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden.
I n 1964, Vee-Jay Records released “Introducing... The
Beatles,” an album which ran into immediate legal opposi-
tion from Capitol Records, which was about to come out
with its own album, “Meet the Beatles!” (After a court bat-
tle, the two companies reached a settlement.)
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: Feeding the hawks, vultures and owls at the
zoo was sometimes — FOR THE BIRDS
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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Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 79. Blues artist Eddy
Clearwater is 79. Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 79.
Movie director Walter Hill is 74. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 70.
Singer Rod Stewart is 69. Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen
(Steely Dan) is 66. Actor William Sanderson is 66. Roots rock
singer Alejandro Escovedo is 63. Rock musician Scott
Thurston (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 62. Hall of Fame
race car driver and team owner Bobby Rahal is 61. Rock musi-
cian Michael Schenker is 59. Singer Shawn Colvin is 58.
Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 55.
The Daily Derby race winners are Winning Spirit,
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Annoyi ng phone cal l s. Police received a
report from someone who received annoy-
ing phone calls on the 100 block of Fairway
before 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Burglary. Aresidence was broken into and
$2,400 worth of jewelry was stolen on the
500 block of Filbert Street before 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4.
Burglary. A vehicle’s window was broken
and the hard top was removed on the 300
block of Mirada Road before 9:25 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 3.
Arre s t. A cab was taken when the driver
went inside of a convenience store. The cab
was found and the driver was arrested on the
100 block of San Mateo Road before 5:39
a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Disorderly conduct. A drunk man was
causing disturbance inside a Jack in the Box
on El Camino Real before 11:47 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Disturbance. A man told a woman not to
park in a spot but she did anyways so he let
the air out of her tires and drove off in a gray
Toyota van on Beacon Street before 12:55
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
St ol en vehi cl e. Adark Honda Accord was
stolen on Francisco Drive before 8:48 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Mal i ci ous mi schi ef . The tires of a green
truck were flattened on Escanyo Drive before
8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Burglary. Ray-Ban sunglasses and a child’s
car seat were taken from a Chrysler on
Donegal Avenue before 10:32 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 17.
Police reports
Someone cut down a tree that was esti-
mated to cost $500 to replace at the
high school on the 100 block of Lewis
Foster Drive in Half Moon Bay before
7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 8.
Ahuman trafficking suspect who had been
on the lam for 11 months since his two
alleged accomplices were arrested for prosti-
tuting four women in a South San Francisco
motel is in custody and charged with similar
Andrew Leenalls Jordan, 24, postponed a
plea to felony human trafficking until after
the court appoints an attorney and returns
for further arraignment Jan. 22. Meanwhile,
Maria Carolina Jiminez and Sate Stallone
Jones, both 25 and of San Francisco, have
already pleaded not guilty and are facing
jury trials.
All three suspects are accused of prostitut-
ing four women, including one underage
girl, at the La Quinta Inn in South San
Francisco last February. Aman later identi-
fied as Jones reportedly dropped off two
women one night and two women the next
between Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. The women
reportedly told police the couple gave them
illegal drugs to keep them working all night
and sometimes deprived them of food. When
the man returned with a woman, identified as
Jiminez, to collect the four others, they
were arrested. Police credit a quick-thinking
clerk who’d undergone training about recog-
nizing human trafficking.
Athird suspect, now identified as Jordan,
escaped and remained at large until his arrest
Jan. 7.
All three face decades in prison under a
new human trafficking sentencing law
passed by voters.
Jordan remains in custody on $1 million
bail. Jones is held on $350,000 while
Jiminez is free on the same bail amount.
Claim filed for girl
run over after plane crash
The parents of a teenage girl who was run
over and killed by two emergency vehicles
after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a
claim against the city of San Francisco, say-
ing rescuers were reckless and poorly trained.
In legal forms filed this week in San
Francisco, attorneys for the parents of 16-
year-old Ye Meng Yuan say firefighters who
first saw the girl after the July 6 crash should
have examined her and moved her somewhere
safe. Firefighters told investigators they
assumed the girl was dead and hurried on
toward the damaged aircraft.
An autopsy revealed Yuan was alive before
the vehicles hit her.
In all, 304 of the 307 people aboard the
plane survived after the airliner slammed into
a seawall at the end of a runway during final
approach for landing.
The impact ripped off the back of the
plane, tossed out three flight attendants and
their seats, and scattered pieces of the jet
across the runway as it spun and skidded to a
Alleged human trafficking cohort charged
Ateen carjacking suspect accused of kid-
napping a car seller with a fake gun and driv-
ing the bound man around Daly City while
demanding his pink slip was immediately
sentenced to 20 years in prison after plead-
ing no contest to multiple felonies.
Jeremy Jenkins, 21, has credit of roughly
two years against his two-decade term on 11
charges including carjacking, robbery,
felony threats, kidnapping, assault, false
imprisonment and attempted felony impris-
Prosecutors say Jenkins carjacked the sell-
er of a Mustang after responding to the man’s
Craigslist ad April 23, 2012. After returning
to the Daly City BART station from the test
drive, Jenkins allegedly pulled a replica
handgun and ordered the 26-year-old man to
handcuff himself. Jenkins pulled a pillow-
case over the man’s head and placed him in
the back seat and demanded the pink slip,
according to the District Attorney’s Office.
When the man said the pink slip was at
home, Jenkins allegedly drove around for
20 minutes before pulling into a garage and
having the man call his mother. The
woman, sensing something was amiss when
asked to bring the pink slip to the BART
station, called 911. The police waited at the
BART parking lot and, when Jenkins
arrived, detained him at gunpoint. After his
arrest, Jenkins told authorities he made “a
stupid mistake,” according to prosecutors.
After his arrest, Jenkins’ defense ques-
tioned his competency but two of three
court-appointed doctors found him able to
aid in his own defense.
Carjacking suspect settles case
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Driver to trial for drunken
crash that killed cousin
A 22-year-old South San
Francisco man will stand trial for
a l l e g e d l y
killing his
cousin in a
drunken crash
that also injured
D e n n i s
R o g e l i o
Salguero, 22,
has pleaded not
guilty to the
v e h i c u l a r
manslaughter and drunk driving
charges but was held to answer on all
counts after a preliminary hearing
on the evidence. He returns to court
Jan. 23 to enter a Superior Court
plea and possibly set a trial date.
Prosecutors say Salguero spent
the afternoon of Dec. 18 drinking
tequila at his father’s Daly City
home before leaving with his two
cousins against the advice of his
father and uncle. Just before 5
p.m., his vehicle swerved across
Interstate 280 into the center
divider near the North Westlake
Avenue off-ramp. One cousin in
the rear was ejected and died while a
cousin in the front passenger seat
was injured.
Salguero’s blood alcohol level
was .14 and .13 two hours after his
arrest, according to the District
Attorney’s Office.
Salguero remains in custody on
$250,000 bail.
Local brief
By Juliet Willaims
Brown said he would meet
Thursday with his recently formed
drought task force to determine if
an emergency declaration is nec-
essary as California faces a serious
water shortage.
He said he would “do everything
that is humanly possible” to make
sure the state’s water reserves are
used efficiently but noted that even
a formal drought declaration has
its limits.
“Governors can’t make it rain,”
he told reporters during a briefing
on his state budget proposal.
Reservoirs in the state have
dipped to historic lows after one
of the driest calendar years on
record. The first Sierra snow sur-
vey of the year last week recorded
just 20 percent of average water
content for this time of year.
State water managers have said
they expect to deliver just 5 per-
cent of the water sought by agen-
cies that supply more than 25 mil-
lion Californians and nearly a mil-
lion acres of irrigated farmland.
Several communities already
have imposed mandatory water
reductions. This week, Mendocino
County became the first to request
state drought assistance, citing an
imminent threat of disaster.
Farmers also are taking steps to
prepare for a severe reduction in
water during the summer growing
season, conditions that could
force them to fallow crops and sell
off livestock. That has the poten-
tial to affect the nation’s food sup-
ply because California’s Central
Valley is one of the country’s
most important food-producing
Brown, a Democrat, said he is
aware of the problems caused by
the dry conditions, noting that he
dealt with the state’s last major
drought, in 1976 and 1977, during
his first tour in the governor’s
“We’ll take whatever steps we
can, in collaboration with the
state’s farmers, to deal with water,
and also the urban people have to
do their part,” he said. “But don’t
think that a paper from the gover-
nor’s office is going to affect the
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and
Rep. Jim Costa, both Democrats
from California, last month called
on Brown to immediately declare a
drought and to request a broad
emergency declaration from
President Barack Obama, which
would expedite some water trans-
fers, provide financial assistance
and suspend some state and federal
Brown meets with drought
task force and pledges help
“We’ll take whatever steps we can, in collaboration with the
state’s farmers, to deal with water, and also the urban people have to do their part.
... But don’t think that a paper from the governor’s office is going to affect the rain.”
— Gov. Jerry Brown
LOS ANGELES — Oil and gas
companies that are fracking off
the Southern California coast
must report chemicals discharged
into the ocean under a new rule
released Thursday by federal envi-
ronmental regulators. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
published the requirement in the
Federal Register, and it will
become effective March 1.
The move comes after a series of
stories by the Associated Press
last year revealed at least a dozen
offshore frack jobs in the Santa
Barbara Channel, and more than
200 in nearshore waters overseen
by the state of California.
Hydraulic fracturing, which
involves pumping huge amounts
of sand, water and chemicals deep
underground to release oil, was
conducted with no separate envi-
ronmental analysis of the frack-
ing chemicals on the sea surround-
ings, and little or no oversight.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Record-keeping snags
could complicate the start of insurance cov-
erage this month as people begin using
policies they purchased under President
Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Insurance companies are still trying to
sort out cases of so-called health insurance
orphans, customers for whom the govern-
ment has a record that they enrolled, but the
insurer does not.
Government officials say the problem is
real but under control, with orphan records
being among the roughly 13,000 problem
cases they are trying to resolve with insur-
ers. But insurance companies are worried the
process will grow more cumbersome as they
deal with the flood of new customers who
signed up in December as enrollment dead-
lines neared.
More than 1 million people have signed
up through the federal insurance market that
serves 36 states. Officials contend the error
rate for new signups is close to zero.
Insurers, however, are less enthusiastic
about the pace of the fixes. The companies
also are seeing cases in which the govern-
ment has assigned the same identification
number to more than one person, as well as
so-called “ghost” files in which the insurer
has an enrollment record but the govern-
ment does not.
But orphaned files — when the insurer has
no record of enrollment — are particularly
concerning because the companies have no
automated way to identify the presumed pol-
icyholder. They say they have to manually
compare the lists of enrollees the govern-
ment sends them with their own records
because the government never built an auto-
mated system that would do the work much
“It’s an ongoing concern,” said Robert
Zirkelbach, a spokesman for the industry
trade group America’s Health Insurance
Plans. “Health plans can’t process enroll-
ments they haven’t received from the
Julie Bataille, communications director
for the federal health care rollout, disputes
the industry’s view.
“We have fixed the issues that we knew
were a problem, and we are now seeing near-
ly zero errors in the work moving forward,”
she said.
Afederal “reconciliation” team, including
technicians, deals directly with more than
300 insurers to resolve signup problems,
she said, while the government’s call center
has caseworkers to help consumers directly.
Insurers use the term “orphan” for the
problematic files because they are referring
to customers who have yet to find a home
with the carrier they selected. The files have
cropped up since enrollment began last fall
through HealthCare.gov. The site was down
an estimated 60 percent of the time in
Since then, the front-end interaction
between customers and the website has
largely been fixed.
But insurers worry that the back-end prob-
lems will grow more acute as they process
the wave of customers who signed up at the
end of 2013. More than 2 million people
had enrolled by the end of the year, either
through HealthCare.gov or state-run web-
Aetna spokeswoman Susan Millerick said
orphaned files were “manageable over the
short term.”
Some people find health care
insurers have no record of them
By Julie Pace and Kimberly Dozier
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama
is still grappling with key decisions on the
future of the National Security Agency’s
phone collection program and the makeup of
the secret court that approved the surveil-
lance, lawmakers said Thursday following a
90-minute meeting at the White House.
Obama is expected to back tighter restric-
tions on foreign leader spying and also is
considering a presidential commission’s
recommendation to strip the NSAof its abil-
ity to store telephone records from millions
of Americans. The president could announce
his final decisions as early as next week.
“The president and his administration are
wrestling with the issues,” Sen. Ron Wyden,
an Oregon Democrat and privacy advocate,
said after the meeting. “It’s fair to say that
the next few weeks are going to be crunch
time in terms of judgments being made in
both the administration and the Congress.”
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the meet-
ing focused in particular on the telephone
data program and the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Court.
The president also met this week with his
top intelligence advisers, many of whom
oppose changes to the NSAprograms, and a
review group appointed by Congress that is
working on a report focused on the surveil-
lance systems. Privacy advocates met with
senior White House staff Thursday after-
noon, and technology companies have been
invited to a meeting on Friday.
The president’s decisions will test how far
he is willing to go in scaling back the NSA’s
broad surveillance powers. A presidential
commission handed him more than 40 rec-
ommendations, many of which were more
sweeping than expected. However, Obama is
not obligated to accept any of the panel’s
On Thursday, FBI Director James Comey
told reporters he disagrees with a recommen-
dation that would require
the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Court to
approve the bureau’s use
of national security let-
ters. The letters are legal
demands for information
as part of an ongoing
investigation, such as
demanding the phone
records of a suspected ter-
rorist inside the U.S.
Opponents of involving the court in that
process argue that it would make it more dif-
ficult for the FBI to conduct a national secu-
rity investigation than to conduct a bank
fraud case.
While Obama’s upcoming decision is
highly-anticipated, the White House indicat-
ed it may not be his final word on the mat-
ters. Obama spokesman Jay Carney said that
while the president is likely to want some
changes implemented right away, “there may
be some that would require further review. ”
Congress will likely have to approve
some of Obama’s reforms, particularly if he
makes changes to the phone collection pro-
The presidential review group recommend-
ed not only moving storage of phone records
back to the phone companies or a third
party, but also mandating that the NSA
obtain separate court approval for each
record search. There would be exceptions in
the case of national security emergencies.
It’s unclear whether Obama will ultimately
back the proposal or how quickly it could be
carried out if he does.
People familiar with the White House
review say Obama is expected to announce
steps to rein in spying on friendly foreign
leaders. That includes increased oversight of
the National Intelligence Priorities
Framework, a classified document that ranks
U.S. intelligence-gathering priorities and is
used to make decisions on scrutiny of for-
eign leaders.
Lawmakers: President
Obama grappling with
changes in NSA policy
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Hanna Orsolini (Borath) of Belmont, California, born in Uelzen, Germany
of the late Ernst and Anna Borath on January 21, 1938, died on December
19, 2013 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her sister Helen,
and brother Ernst.
Hanna is survived by her four children; daughter Ann (Kurt) Hugger of
Fremont; son Robert of Belmont; son Thomas (Nancy) of Rocklin, and
daughter Sandra (Chris) Pimentel of Redwood City; three grandchildren,
Zachary, Ethan, and Gavin of Redwood City; Godson Bryce Welch of
San Carlos; Nieces Marlene (Jim) Kinzer of Franklin, Ohio and Gudrun
Schwartz of Leesburg, Virginia, and nephew Gerald (Rita) Pieper of New
Windsor, New York.
Hanna graduated from High School in International Falls, MN in 1958
where she was crowned Winter Sports Queen. She worked hard to support
and raise her four children in Belmont, where she lived for nearly 50
years. She supported and attended numerous sporting events of her
children, loved to garden, loved the mountains and the ocean and took
countless day trips to the beach. She was athletic, enjoyed cheering for
the Giants, loved music and played the piano. She always found time to
vacation with her kids, and loved Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Hanna was an
excellent cook and knew all the best places to eat!
She will be dearly missed and will live on in our hearts.
Richard Keane McKenna
Richard Keane McKenna, of San Carlos, died Jan. 7,
2014. Richard was born Jan. 12, 1943.
He came to the United States in 1968 from his home-
town of Nitshill, Glasgow, Scotland. He was an electri-
cian for more than 40 years and a member of the IBEW
Local 6. He was a die-hard Glasgow Celtic supporter and
and active member of the San Francisco Celtic Supporters
Richard is survived by his wife Marie, children Marie-
Clare, Richard and Kathleen, son in-law Chris Hudson,
grandson Declan, brothers Dennis (Trudy) and Vincent
(Gina) and many nieces and nephews in the United States
and Scotland.
Family and friends may visit on Monday, Jan. 13 after 6
p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Chapel of the Highlands, El
Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae with a
vigil service beginning at 7 p.m.
The funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillside
Drive in Burlingame.
His family appreciates donations to St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital, (800) 805-5856 or to St. Anthony
Foundation, 121 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA
94102, (415) 592-2738.
“Hail, Hail, Richard. You will never walk alone.”
William ‘Bill’ Pacheco Jr.
William “Bill” Pacheco Jr., born Aug. 11, 1928, in
Honolulu, Hawaii, died Jan. 4, 2014, in Redwood City at
the age of 85.
William loved fishing with his friends and family and
was a talented woodcarver and cook. He spent most of his
career as an industrial machinist at Bay Electronics and
Burgon. He made a huge impact on the lives of many peo-
ple and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death
by his son William “Billy Calvin” Pacheco and is sur-
vived by his wife, Melvirda, of Dos Palos and his sons
John, Fred, Darrin, Anthony and Paul Pacheco and daugh-
ters Lisa Bachata and Karrin Pacheco and nine grandchil-
dren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 10 at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel 400
Woodside Road, Redwood City. A reception will immedi-
ately follow at Celebration Christian Fellowship Church
at 796 Fifth Ave., Redwood City.
• On Wednesday night, the
South San Franci sco Ci ty
Counci l unanimously approved
putting a 45-day moratorium on
the establishment of e-cigarette
lounges, hookah bars and smok-
ing lounges, fearing e-cigarettes
could be as harmful as cigarettes. It will also apply to
retailers that devote more than 15 percent of their total
floor area, or more than a 2-by-4-foot area of shelf
space, to e-cigarette sales, and won’t apply to retailers
that sell e-cigarettes as a smaller component of their
business. In the meantime, staff is reviewing and
studying potential zoning amendments to limit e-cig-
arette sales.
By David Espo
WASHINGTON — Legislation to res-
urrect long-term jobless legislation
stalled in the Senate on Thursday, trig-
gering recriminations from both sides
of the political aisle despite earlier
expressions of optimism that benefit s
might soon be restored for more than 1
million victims of the recession.
Gridlock asserted itself after majority
Democrats offered to pay for a 10-
month extension of a scaled-back pro-
gram of benefits — then refused to per-
mit Republicans even to seek any
Instead, Majority Leader Harry Reid,
D-Nev., accused Republicans of “con-
tinually denigrating our economy, our
president and frankly, I believe, our
country. ”
But Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana, one
of a half-dozen Republicans who
helped advance the bill over an initial
hurdle earlier in the week, said he had-
n’t been consulted on any compromise.
Echoing complaints by other mem-
bers of his party, he
said that under Reid’s
leadership he has
been relegated to the
sidelines. Indiana
voters “didn’t send
me here to be told
just to sit down and
forget it,” he said.
At issue was a
struggle over the
possible resurrec-
tion of a program that expired on Dec.
28, immediately cutting off benefits of
roughly $256 weekly for more than 1.3
million hurt by the recession.
The measure is the first to come
before the Senate in the election year,
and since Monday has become ground
zero of a competition between the
political parties to appeal to hard-hit
victims of the longest recession in
more than a half-century.
While unemployment has receded in
recent months, long-term jobless is
high by historical standards.
Despite the squabbling, lawmakers
in both parties said the effort to find a
compromise would continue.
“We’re still trying to work through
this,” said Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.,
whose state has 9 percent unemploy-
At midday Thursday, Reid had
expressed optimism about the chances
for compromise, and Democratic offi-
cials said talks with Republicans were
focused on a scaled-back program that
is fully paid for and would provide up
to 31 weeks of benefits for the long-
term unemployed.
The officials said the proposal would
run through the late fall, and the price
tag — approximately $18 billion —
would be offset through cuts elsewhere
in the budget so deficits would not
Reid told reporters he was “cautious-
ly optimistic” about a compromise
emerging later in the day, and said he
had held meetings with fellow
Nevadan Dean Heller, a Republican,
but provided no details.
But midafternoon, when Reid for-
mally outlined the proposal, there was
no evident Republican support for it,
and each side accused the other of an
unwillingness to compromise.
Jobless bill stalls in Senate
By Angela Delli Santi
and Geoff Mulvihill
TRENTON, N.J. — Republican Gov.
Chris Christie fired one of his top aides
on Thursday and apologized repeatedly
for his staff’s “stupid” behavior, insist-
ing during a nearly two-hour news con-
ference that he had no idea anyone
around him had engineered traffic jams
as part of a political vendetta against a
Democratic mayor.
“I am embarrassed and humiliated by
the conduct of some of the people on my
team,” Christie said as he addressed the
widening scandal, which could cast a
shadow over his expected run for the
White House in 2016.
The famously blunt governor fielded
dozens of questions from reporters with
uncharacteristic patience and at times a
sorrowful tone.
Christie, who had previously assured
the public that his staff had nothing to
do with the September lane closings
that caused major backups at the George
Washington Bridge, said he fired Deputy
Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly
“because she lied to
me” when he
demanded weeks ago
that anyone who
knew anything
about the episode
come forward.
The gridlock in
Fort Lee delayed
emergency vehicles,
school buses and
countless com-
muters for four days.
Kelly was the latest casualty in the
scandal. Two other top Christie
appointees have resigned in the past few
The investigation broke wide open on
Wednesday, with the release of emails
and text messages that suggested Kelly
arranged the traffic jams to punish Fort
Lee’s mayor for not endorsing Christie
for re-election.
In other developments:
• The chief federal prosecutor in New
Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman,
said he is “reviewing the matter to deter-
mine whether a federal law was implicat-
ed.” The Legislature also is investigat-
ing. Using public resources for political
ends can be a crime. Democratic
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a
former prosecutor and mayor, said there
was “no doubt” a crime was committed.
• David Wildstein, a Christie
appointee who resigned from the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey
after being implicated in the scandal,
was found in contempt by a legislative
committee on Thursday after he invoked
his Fifth Amendment right against self-
incrimination and refused to answer
questions. The Port Authority operates
the bridge and other area bridges and
transit hubs.
• Christie traveled to Fort Lee later in
the day and apologized in person to
Mayor Mark Sokolich. Christie said
they had a “productive meeting,” and
Sokolich told The Record newspaper the
governor had taken “a big step” toward
regaining the trust of Fort Lee’s resi-
• Six state residents, though, filed a
federal lawsuit against Christie, the
state, the Port Authority and others,
calling the traffic jams “deliberate
Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams
Harry Reid
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F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — Hoping to
boost sagging morale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
made a rare visit Thursday to an Air
Force nuclear missile base and the men
and women who operate and safeguard
the nation’s Minuteman 3 missiles. But
his attempt to cheer the troops was tem-
pered by news that launch officers at
another base had been implicated in an
illegal-narcotics investigation.
Two officers at Malmstrom Air Force
Base in Montana are being investigated
for allegations of drug possession, said
a service spokesman in Washington, Lt. Col. Brett
Ashworth. Both of those being investigated are ICBM
launch officers with responsibility for operating inter-
continental ballistic missiles.
The launch officers’ access to classified information has
been suspended, and they have been prohibited from serv-
ing on missile launch control duty while the Air Force is
investigating, another defense official said. That official
provided no further details and spoke only on condition of
anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the
matter publicly by name.
Cargo ship with
gifts, ants heads to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A privately launched sup-
ply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station
on Thursday following a series of delays ranging from the
cold to the sun.
Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its unmanned Antares
rocket from Wallops Island, Va., offering a view to nearby
states along the East Coast. It successfully hoisted a cap-
sule packed with 3,000 pounds of equipment and experi-
ments provided by NASA, as well as food and even some
ants for an educational project. Christmas presents also
are on board for the six space station residents; the deliv-
ery is a month late.
Around the nation
Israel: Former Prime
Minister Sharon’s condition worsens
JERUSALEM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s
health deteriorated sharply Thursday and he was in “grave
condition” with his family by his bed-
side, the hospital treating him
Sharon, who has been in a coma since
suffering a stroke eight years ago, expe-
rienced a setback last week with a decline
in his kidneys and other key bodily
The Sheba Medical Center called his
condition “grave” but gave no further
Sharon, one of Israel’s most controversial and iconic fig-
ures, suffered the stroke at the height of his political power.
Sharon’s career stretched across most of Israel’s 65-year
Around the world
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra
and Adam Schreck
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s government is
holding off on waging an all-out
offensive to retake two key cities from
al-Qaida because of fears that civilian
casualties could incite Sunni anger and
push moderate tribal leaders to side
with the extremists, analysts and mil-
itary officials said Thursday.
More violence flared in Baghdad,
where a suicide bomber killed 21 peo-
ple at an army recruiting center in a
clear effort to demoralize the military.
Al-Qaida-linked fighters overran
parts of the cities of Fallujah and
Ramadi in Sunni-dominated Anbar
province last week, seizing control of
police stations and military posts,
freeing prisoners and setting up their
own checkpoints.
The United States, whose troops
fought bloody battles in the cities,
has ruled out sending its troops back
in, but has been delivering missiles to
bolster Iraqi forces. It is expediting
shipments of more American-made
missiles and 10 surveillance drones,
but those may not arrive for weeks.
The U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and
withdrew in 2011. Both countries tried
but failed to negotiate plans to keep at
least several thousand U.S. forces in
Iraq beyond the deadline to maintain
Vice President Joe Biden has spoken
to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
twice this week, voicing support for
his government’s efforts to regain
control of the cities and urging him to
continue talks with local, tribal and
national leaders.
Iran, too, is watching the unrest
with alarm, since it shares U.S. con-
cerns about al-Qaida-linked militants
taking firmer root in its neighbor. It
has offered to supply military equip-
ment and advisers should Baghdad
Iraq holding off on an al-Qaida offensive
By Ryan Lucas and Zeina Karam
BEIRUT — Two weeks ahead of an
international peace conference on Syria,
the country’s main Western-backed
opposition group stands on the brink of
collapse, dragged down by outside pres-
sures, infighting and deep disagreements
over the basic question of whether to
talk to President Bashar Assad.
The crisis in the Syrian National
Coalition raises further doubts about
the so-called Geneva conference,
which is set to open Jan. 22 in
Montreux, Switzerland. The prospects
for a successful outcome at the talks
appear bleak at best: Assad has said he
will not hand over power, and the
opposition — if it decides to attend —
is in no position to force concessions
from him.
The U.S. and Russia, which support
opposing sides in the conflict that has
killed more than 120,000 people,
have been trying for months to bring
the Syrian government and its oppo-
nents to the table for negotiations
aimed at ending the war. But with the
fighting deadlocked, neither the gov-
ernment nor the rebels showed any
interest in compromise, forcing the
meeting to be repeatedly postponed.
Syrian opposition group on brink of collapse
Chuck Hagel
Ariel Sharon
Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade during a ceremony marking
the Iraqi Police’s 92nd anniversary at a police academy.
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he San Mateo County Fair
was awarded a federal grant from
the Depart ment of
Agriculture ’s Food and Nutri ti on
Servi ce to expand its programs this
year. The programs funded by the
Suppl emental Nutri ti on As s i s t ance
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development of school gardens, teach-
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tests of local vegetables and cooking
demonstrations of healthy fare.
The fair will run June 7-15.
The Port of Redwood Ci ty t hi s
week reported an uptick in shipping
business. Tonnage for all commodities
the first half of fiscal year 2013-14
reached 829,681 metric tons which is a
24 percent increase over the same period
last year. More than 77 percent of that
was imported sand and aggregates from
British Columbia, followed by exported
shredded scrap metal by Si ms Met al
Management. Tonnage of construction
materials through the port is also
expected to grow in the second half of
the fiscal year because of the Silicon
Valley construction boom.
Speaking of the port, Googl e
launched a private Bay ferry service to
shuttle workers from San Francisco down
to Redwood City. The catamaran holds
149 passengers and runs two trips in the
morning and two in the evening.
Hey shutterbugs, there is still time to
enter Sustai nabl e San Mateo
Count y’s photo contest. Entrants have
until Jan. 21 to show in pictures what
healthy, sustainable living looks like in
San Mateo. Transportation-related pics
are encouraged for this years theme.
There will be three winners in three cate-
gories: environment, like sustainable
agriculture or gardens, open space and
waterways; economy, like transporta-
tion, jobs and green energy; and, social
equity, like healthy lifestyle behaviors,
education and thriving downtowns.
Learn more and submit photos at
The Maker Faire , which first
appeared in San Mateo in 2005, has its
latest offspring at the Kal i spel l Mi ni
Maker Faire in Montana on Feb. 22.
The Rotary Cl ub of Bel mont will
be holding its popular all you can eat
crab feed and auction to help support its
continued community service efforts Sat.
Feb. 22.
Examples of the club’s charitable con-
tributions include having recently
installed new playground equipment and
upgraded two community parks, subsi-
dizing students in the Foot s t eps after-
school program, presenting scholar-
ships to local graduating high school
seniors and awarding mini-grants to
deserving Belmont teachers. Rotary
members help staff the Samaritan
House Di ni ng Room on a monthly
basis, support the fire department’s holi-
day toy drive and sort groceries for the
Second Harvest Food Program.
There will be a live, silent and desert
auctions, as well as cocktails and all you
can eat crab starting 6 p.m. at Twi n
Pi nes Seni or and Community
Cent er, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont.
Tickets are $55. For more information
visit www.belmontrotary. org or call
(650) 592-2622.
The Fost er Ci ty Communi ty Wa l l
of Fame Sel ecti on Commi ttee for
2014 is seeking nominations of individ-
uals to be recognized for their signifi-
cant, long-term service contributions to
the city.
Nominees, either living or deceased,
must have at least 10 years of communi-
ty service while living in Foster City
and cannot currently be employed by the
city. An application must include 25 sig-
natures from city residents supporting
the nominee and a photograph of the
candidate. Application forms are avail-
able at the library, 1000 E. Hillsdale
Blvd; City Hall, 610 Foster City Blvd.
and the recreation center, 650 Shell
Blvd. The deadline for submittal is
March 6. For more information contact
the Di rect or of Parks and
Recreat i on Kevi n Mi l l er at (650)
286-3388 or kmiller@fostercity. org .
The Reporters’ Notebook is a weekly collection
of facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
Wanted man causes high school
lockdown, pursuit and carjacking
Aman driving a stolen car out of Oakland
Thursday morning in Half Moon Bay caused
a foot pursuit into a cemetery, a high school
lockdown, a mobile home park carjacking
and more police activity in San Mateo where
the carjacked woman was dropped off.
The string of bizarre events began at
about 7 a.m. when someone called police to
report a magenta Dodge or Camaro driving
erratically west on State Route 92 approach-
ing Half Moon Bay city limits. Sheriff’s
deputies saw the vehicle, a 2006 Dodge
Charger reported stolen out of Oakland the
night before, approaching the Shell gas sta-
tion at the Main Street intersection of State
Route 92. The sole occupant got out of the
car, saw the deputy, and ran into the ceme-
tery on the north side of State Route 92,
according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s
The deputy, who is a K9 handler, had his
dog track the man into the area of the ceme-
tery and adjacent Hilltop Mobile Home Park
but lost sight of him due to darkness. The
man is described as Hispanic, in his early
20s, approximately 6 feet, thin, with dark
hair and dark clothing, according to police.
At that point, police alerted Half Moon
Bay High School to lock down the campus
as a precaution, according to police.
At approximately 7:41 a.m., San Mateo
police reported they were contacted by a
woman who was carjacked in the mobile
home park and forced to drive to San Mateo.
The man got out of the woman’s car on the
600 block of Concar Drive and ran away.
Police did not find the man. The woman was
not physically injured, according to police.
Any person who may have witnessed this
crime or has information regarding the iden-
tity of the suspect is asked to contact
Detective Hector Acosta at (650) 363-
4064/email hacosta@smcgov. org or
Detective John Sebring at (650) 363-
4057/email jsebring@smcgov. org. You
may also remain anonymous by calling the
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.
Former Cañada
College president dies
Jim Wyatt, 86, who served as a dean at
both Cañada and Skyline colleges, died this
past Sunday.
Wyatt, was also a past president of
Skyline College and as vice chancellor of
the district. He came to the district from San
Francisco City College and moved to
Cañada College in 1968. He moved to
Skyline College the next year when it
opened and served for eight years as the dean
of student services before being chosen
president of the college in 1977. After six
years as president, Wyatt joined the district
staff as vice chancellor, a position he held
until his retirement in 1991. He was also a
track coach at Lincoln High School in San
Wyatt, during his service to the district,
also served as director of ushers for the San
Francisco 49ers for more than 20 years. He
was so highly regarded by the 49ers that the
team gave him a Super Bowl Ring following
one of its wins in the 1980s.
Wyatt spent much of the last two years of
his life in the softball field stands at College
of San Mateo, cheering for his granddaugh-
ter Jamie Navarro — an all-star catcher on
the CSM team which advanced to the state
tournament in 2013. There was a rosary 7
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at Sneider & Sullivan,
977 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo. There
will be a mass Friday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. at St.
Gregory’s Church, 2701 Hacienda St. in San
Local briefs
Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Letters to the editor
ure, much is to be applauded in
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget
announcement. Paying down the
state’s “wall of debt” and ensuring money
is set aside in a rainy-day fund are responsi-
ble and mature proposals when it comes to
the massive annual project that is the
California budget process.
However, the fact of the matter is that if
he did not make those pronouncements,
this day would be marked by long threads
of statements expressing extreme worry
about his irresponsibility.
And that, is a positive step. The fact that
the California state government is finally
waking up to the reality of budget cycles,
debt obligations and the need for a true
rainy-day fund to ease the dips and rises in
the state’s financial system is a reason to
be hopeful.
Now, it’s up to the Democratically con-
trolled Legislature to see if they can keep
their hands off the loot. The state’s budget
surplus is estimated to be around $3.2 bil-
lion by the end of the fiscal year in July.
Assembly Speaker John Perez has already
pronounced his intention to create a rainy-
day fund on one hand while, on the other,
expressing an interest in a raft of ideas that
take money such as preventing tuition
increases for higher education, fighting
poverty and the phase-in of preschool pro-
grams including universal transitional
That last item was noticeably absent in
Brown’s budget proposal yesterday. But the
idea has a head full of steam with Senate
President Darryl Steinberg announcing his
plans to get such a system going this year.
Universal preschool has its detractors,
notably those who wish the government to
stay out of such programs, but also has
many supporters who point to benefit s
such as retained learning, fewer issues with
learning disabilities and easier transitions
to kindergarten. Parents of young children
also benefit in that the cost of independent
preschools is sometimes prohibitive.
Brown has long been known to be frugal
and this budget proposal of his reflects
that. He has his own pet projects to fund,
particularly high-speed rail and the Delta
Tunnel project, so he can’t promise the
world. But legislators will surely push for
inclusion of their own pet projects, and
universal transitional preschool is chief
among them.
With a big chunk of money allocated to a
rainy-day fund and to paying down the
state’s debt, there may be some wiggle
room for other programs — but the gover-
nor was wise not to suggest them. That
way, only the most responsible and effec-
tive ideas will have a chance to squeeze in
and other ideas with less merit will not.
Paying down the debt
Gov. Brown is pledging to paying down
the debt — a whopping $11 billion in the
next fiscal year! Putting it another way,
against an estimated debt of $355 billion,
he is going to pay back some of it by bor-
rowing from other government programs,
tallying up to a whopping 3 percent. That
is even less than the interest on the out-
standing debt, even if you are able to float
a bunch of bonds, I.O.U.’s and forget-me-
not’s (AKAadditional taxes generated
from propositions and proposals voted in
by our mathematically challenged politi-
cians and government finance teams).
Remember, we really do not have that
$11 billion in the first place. It was a
result of a temporary increase in taxes
approved by California residents, 50 per-
cent of whom do not pay taxes to start off
with, but nevertheless saddled the rest of
us with some more debt. It is your and my
money that was borrowed by the Jerry
Brown team just because they could. That
$355 billion debt, which I am sure hides
and forgets to report liabilities every-
where in the government system, won’t be
paid back. And, that temporary tax
increase won’t disappear either. I have
been told Nevada and Texas are really
spectacular at this time of the year.
Harry Roussard
Foster City
Response to ‘Future’
I applaud Don Havis for raising the issue
of over-population as the ultimate cause
of many of the problems we face now and
into the future (letter to the editor,
“Future,” in the Jan. 7 edition of the Daily
Journal). I suggest that the income tax
deductions for dependents of over two
children be eliminated as well, which
would also help pay for some school
expenses. Alot of younger couples I know
are already acting responsibly and limit-
ing their reproduction to two children.
Now, if we could only get the Catholic
Church to be responsible as well and get
over their anti-contraceptive dogma, we
might have a chance to begin to solve the
population problem.
David Jonson
Weather is cyclical
These “weather change” items are too
much.The environment folks are in it for
one thing only and that is money! The
money comes from donations, grants and
inheritances when the gullible ones pass
on. The weather is cyclic and changes
every 10, 15, 20 years. In my 85 years,
I’ve seen many changes.The earth orbit-
ing the sun cannot maintain the same
course every orbit so a few thousand miles
either way affects the weather a little. Man
cannot affect the weather.
In 1979, the big thing was the coming
“ice age.” That didn’t happen, so after the
clamor settled down and the sheep forgot
the lies, the next hoax was “global warm-
ing.” The ice caps were melting and the
oceans were to rise 21 feet. After Al Gore
was preaching this garbage and made mil-
lions doing it, that didn’t happen, so back
to the drawing board. They then came up
with “climate change.”
Now they got it covered both ways.
Everyone in the world, every man, woman
and child can fit in Texas on their own
one-thousand-square-foot plot. That
makes the rest of the world empty. The
pollution then comes from the birds, fish
and the ground animals. Good luck, sheep.
The sad part of all this is the money wast-
ed that could be used for the necessary ills
of our society.
Joseph Locasto
San Mateo
Sparing the air?
Regarding the recent large fires at
Simms metals and Thursday’s fire at the
roofing supply/animal feed warehouse in
San Jose, it sure is a good thing all the
households in the Bay Area sacrificed the
warmth, ambiance and family tradition of
their holiday fires to spare the air.
I’d be willing to wager that the pollu-
tion from the Simms fire doubled any-
thing the homeowners could accomplish,
let alone the five alarms in San Jose.
By the way, does the owner of Simms
have to pay the $250 fine and take a
smoke awareness class that the smoke
patrol imposes on John Q. Public?
Robert Lingaas
San Mateo
An obvious, and solid, budget proposal
Other voices
Pay off teacher
pension debt
Sacramento Bee
enate Democrats announced legis-
lation on Tuesday to expand
kindergarten to help 4-year-old
children get off to a strong start in
school, at a cost of $198 million a year.
It’s a great idea.
So is this: Paying the debt Californians
incurred by promising to provide public
school teachers with secure pensions.
The California State Teachers’
Retirement System estimates that the cost
to fully fund the teachers’ pension debt
will be almost $4.5 billion in the coming
year, $4.6 billion the year after that, and
more in each subsequent year.
CalSTRS calculates that 30 years from
now — and many veteran teachers who
retire now will live another 30 years —
the annual cost of fully funding the sys-
tem will be $13.9 billion.
The Bee’s editorial board last wrote
about this issue in December 2012. The
total unfunded liability stood at $65 bil-
lion then. Now, the amount is $71 bil-
lion. Like a mortgage, taxpayers in the
form of the state, school districts and
teachers will need to pay $235 billion
during the next 30 years to make good on
that $71 billion liability.
The cost is real. The state and school
districts — primarily using state funds —
have a moral and contractual obligation
to pay it.
To the benefit of no one, policymakers
have been shortchanging teachers and
taxpayers by paying less than 50 percent
of the amount that would fully fund pen-
sions in each of the last three years.
Indeed, the state has shortchanged the
system by paying less than 100 percent
of its obligation in each fiscal year since
At some point, however, that has to
Gov. Jerry Brown has been the adult in
the room on many issues; he should
assert his leadership on this issue, too.
To their credit, Speaker John A. Pirez
and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell
Steinberg say they recognize the need to
make good on teacher pension obliga-
tions. But to make good on their promis-
es, they and other legislators may need to
forgo accolades that surely would accom-
pany creation of new and innovative pro-
Individually, teacher pensions are hard-
ly exorbitant. The average monthly check
is less than $3,700 per year. For many
teachers, that’s their only retirement pay.
California teachers don’t pay into Social
Security and don’t collect it when they
Public school teachers contribute 8 per-
cent of their pay to their pensions. They
likely will end up paying a greater share
for their retirement; the amount will be
subject to bargaining. Newly hired teach-
ers also will need to pay a larger share.
No bread-and-butter issue is more basic
than pensions.
The California Teachers Association,
probably the most influential public
employee union in the state, should use
its clout to persuade lawmakers to focus
on the unfunded pension liability, rather
than waste its political capital on side
issues, such as defending job protections
for criminals masquerading as teachers.
The amount, $4.5 billion, is daunting,
as is $71 billion and $235 billion. But
the sums aren’t shrinking. Promises were
made. Policymakers need to figure out
ways to make good on those promises.
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Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 16,444.76 -17.98 10-Yr Bond 9.42 -0.03
Nasdaq4,156.19 -9.42 Oil (per barrel) 87.00
S&P 500 1,838.13 +0.64 Gold 1,226.80
Macy’s and Ford are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily
Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Macy’s Inc., up $3.96 to $55.80
The retailer is cutting 2,500 jobs as part of a reorganization aimed at
sustaining its profitability.
Ford Motor Co., up 30 cents to $15.84
For the first time since restoring dividends in 2012, the automaker
increased payouts to shareholders, a 25 percent hike.
Alcoa, down 14 cents to $10.69
Following a bribery scandal involving a subsidiary in the Kingdom of
Bahrain, the aluminum maker will pay a $384 million fine.
McKesson Corp., up $5.52 to $175.33
Shares of the drug distributor rose to an all-time high after it boosted its
bid for rival Celesio to about $31.97 per share.
Apple Inc., down $6.94 to $536.52
The CEO of the iPhone maker will meet his counterpart at Samsung
Electronics to settle a two-year patent fight over designs.
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $203.48 to $275.87
The pharmaceutical stopped a clinical trial of a liver disease drug early,
saying there is clear evidence the treatment works.
Costco Wholesale Corp., up $4.46 to $118.51
Comparable store sales at the retail warehouse beat Wall Street
expectations during the crucial holiday season.
Federal-Mogul Corp., down $3.10 to $19.87
After shares of the vehicle component company soared 130 percent
over the past year, Goldman Sachs issues a downgrade.
Big movers
By Ken Sweet
NEWYORK — Investors got a sharp
reminder Thursday that the economy
still has some weak spots.
Bed Bath & Beyond and Family Dollar
plunged after cutting their earnings
forecasts following a disappointing
holiday season. Other retail stocks also
fell sharply even as the broader stock
market ended little changed.
The reports of weak sales disappoint-
ed investors, who had seen signs for
several weeks that the U.S. economy
was improving and that shoppers were
returning to the malls.
“The consumers are supposed to be
the fuel of this economy, and it doesn’t
appear to be happening,” said Ian
Winer, director of trading for Wedbush
Securities. “If they’re not spending
money at the retailers, what’s going
The Dow Jones industrial average fell
17.98 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at
16,444.76. The Standard & Poor’s 500
index added 0.64 points, or less than
0.1 percent, to 1,838.13 and the Nasdaq
composite lost 9.42 points, or 0.2 per-
cent, to 4,156.19.
The worst performer in the S&P 500
index was Bed Bath & Beyond, which
plunged $9.93, or 13 percent, to
$69.75. Family Dollar fell $1.37, or 2
percent, to $64.97.
LBrands, which owns Bath and Body
Works and Victoria’s Secret, reported
that its sales rose less than analysts had
expected. The company also cut its full-
year outlook. L Brands fell $2.44, or 4
percent, to $57.75.
Even the bright spots in the retail
industry had caveats. Department store
giant Macy’s jumped $3.96, or 8 per-
cent, to $55.80 after the company fore-
cast a 2014 profit that was above Wall
Street’s forecasts. At the same time,
Macy’s said it would eliminate 2,500
jobs as part of a reorganization that
aims to save $100 million a year.
The disappointing news from retailers
was more than enough to offset another
positive report on the U.S. economy.
The number of Americans seeking
unemployment benefits fell by 15,000
last week to 330,000. The drop was
slightly bigger than economists pre-
dicted, according to FactSet, a financial
data provider.
The claims report sets the stage for
the government jobs report for
December, which will be released Friday
morning. Economists expect employ-
ers added 196,000 jobs last month and
the unemployment rate remained at 7
Stocks surged into the end of 2013,
but the momentum hasn’t continued
into the first trading days of 2014. The
Dow and S&P 500 are down less than 1
percent this year.
In company news, Ford rose 30 cents,
or 2 percent, to $15.84 after announc-
ing an increase in its quarterly dividend
to 12.5 cents per share from 10 cents
per share. The news came a day after the
stock gained 1 percent on word that
Ford’s widely respected CEO, Alan
Mulally, would not leave to run
Abercrombie & Fitch jumped $5.49,
or 17 percent, to $38.70 in after-market
trading after the company raised its full-
year profit forecast. The company now
expects earnings of $1.55 to $1.65 a
share, well above the $1.47 per share
that analysts were looking for.
Alcoa slumped 39 cents, or 4 percent,
to $10.30 in after-market trading after
the company reported a fourth-quarter
profit that fell short of Wall Street’s
expectations. Alcoa traditionally sig-
nals the start of earnings season, due to
the fact it was a member of the Dow for
many years. Alcoa was removed from
the Dow in August.
Stocks mixed as retailers give weaker outlook
“The consumers are supposed to be the fuel of this
economy, and it doesn’t appear to be happening. ... If they’re
not spending money at the retailers, what’s going on?”
— Ian Winer, director of trading for Wedbush Securities
By Anne D’Innocenzio
NEW YORK — Several major retailers
slashed their fiscal fourth-quarter profit fore-
casts this week in the latest sign that
Americans didn’t spend briskly during the
holiday shopping season.
American Eagle Outfitters and Bed Bath &
Beyond are among seven retail chains so far
that have cut their expectations for their fis-
cal fourth quarter, which includes the critical
holiday shopping season when stores can
make up to 40 percent of their annual sales.
The holiday season was challenging for
stores as many Americans still were con-
tending with the effects of a shaky econom-
ic recovery. Weather was also an issue, as
snowstorms across the country kept some
shoppers home. And the season was six
days shorter, which meant less time for peo-
ple to shop.
Retailers discounted early and often to get
shoppers into stores. In fact, it was com-
mon to see sales of 50 percent off a store’s
entire stock of clothes during the final days
of the season. It appears that the discounts
got people to spend — sales for November
and December rose a better-than-expected
2.7 percent to $265.9 billion, according to
data tracker ShopperTrak. But the deep price
cuts ate away at retailers’ profit s.
As a result, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., a
Union, N.J. company that owns Cost Plus
World Market and Bed Bath & Beyond, on
Wednesday lowered its earnings forecast for
the fiscal fourth quarter and full year that
ends early this year after its third-quarter
results missed analysts’ expectations.
Pier 1 Imports Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-
based chain that sells home decor, on
Thursday also downgraded its earnings fore-
cast for the fiscal fourth quarter and the full
year, citing a disappointing December.
And teen retailer American Eagle
Outfitters Inc. on Thursday reported that
sales at stores open at least a year fell 7 per-
cent in the nine weeks that ended on Jan. 4
when compared with the same period a year
Retailers of all stripes sing holiday blues
By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO — Personal computer
sales sank even further during the holiday
shopping season, capping the steepest
annual decline in PC shipments since desk-
top and laptop machines began to appear
on people’s wish lists decades ago.
The fourth-quarter numbers released
Thursday by the research firms Gartner Inc.
and International Data Corp. serve as the
latest testament to the growing popularity
of smartphones and tablet computers. The
mobile devices are typically less expen-
sive than PCs and more convenient to use
than clunky desktops, making them
appealing alternatives to go online for
work, entertainment, information and
Gartner cited the mobile shift as the main
reason for a 7 percent drop in worldwide PC
sales from the previous year during the
three months ending in December, a period
when the demand for electronics is at its
peak. It marks the seventh consecutive
quarter of decreasing PC sales.
IDC came up with a slightly different fig-
ure. By its calculations, worldwide PC
shipments slipped by nearly 6 percent dur-
ing the fourth quarter.
For all of last year, PC sales plunged 10
percent, according to both Gartner and
IDC. Shipments of desktop and laptop
computers had never slipped by more than
4 percent in any other previous year.
The other annual declines occurred in
2001, in the midst of a technology bust
driven by a collapse in the Internet sector,
and in 2012, which marked the early
stages of the migration to tablet comput-
PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4Q drop
By Sarah Skidmore Sell
Diamond Foods Inc. will pay $5 million
to settle charges by the Securities and
Exchange Commission for its role in an
accounting scheme.
The SEC said Thursday that it charged the
San Francisco-based snack maker and two of
its former executives for their roles in the
falsifying walnut costs in order to boost
earnings. Diamond did not respond to a
request for comment.
The SEC said it has reached a settlement
with the company and former CEO Michael
Mendes. The regulator argues Mendes
should have known the reported costs were
incorrect at the time he certified the finan-
cial statements. Mendes has agreed to pay
$125,000 to settle charges of negligence
against him without admitting or denying
Mendes has already returned or forfeited
$4 million in pay received during the period
of fraudulent reporting. His attorney Sarah
Brody said in a statement that Mendes is
happy to have resolved the matter.
But the SEC said that its litigation con-
tinues against Diamond’s former chief
financial officer, Steven Neil.
Diamond Foods to pay $5 million in SEC settlement
Chevron oil production
falls, refining improves
SAN RAMON — Chevron Corp. said its
oil and gas production fell in the first two
months of the fourth quarter because of
planned maintenance and other downtime at
facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, Australia
and Angola.
In an update issued Thursday, Chevron
said oil and gas production slid 4 percent, to
2.56 million barrels per day, compared with
the full fourth quarter of 2012.
Wall Street expects Chevron’s earnings to
drop. Analysts polled by FactSet expect
Chevron to earn $2.88 per share in the
fourth quarter, on average, which would be a
decline of 3 percent compared with the
fourth quarter of 2012.
Chevron said its fourth-quarter financial
results would be similar to its third-quarter
results as better refining results make up for
lower oil and gas production. Chevron
earned $4.95 billion, or $2.57 per share, on
revenue of $56.6 billion in the third quarter.
Chevron released its update after financial
markets were closed. In after-hours trading,
Chevron shares slipped 56 cents to
Business brief
People line up to enter an Abercrombie and Fitch store as they shop for bargains the day
after Christmas in New York.
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By Janie McCauley
SANTA CLARA — Nobody could blame
Perrish Cox for confusing his uniform,
defensive schemes or even what state he’s in
these days. It’s been a constant switcheroo.
In a whirlwind two months, the third-year
cornerback has gone from San Francisco, to
playing for Seattle and back to the 49ers —
participating in all but one defensive snap
in a 23-20 wild-card playoff win at Green
Bay last week.
In the middle of the moving and change,
he welcomed a baby girl just after
“I tell everybody it’s
been the craziest two
months of my life,” Cox
said. “Back and forth to
Seattle, I had my little
girl Nov. 29. That Friday
when I got released, my
agent had called me and
told me they had already
contacted me right after I
came across the waivers.
I knew I was coming back before anybody
else did. I had no clue I was playing that
much, though.”
Cox earned it with an impressive week of
practice. He hopes to play a big part again
in the NFC divisional playoffs Sunday at
“We expected him to play to the best of
his ability, which he has,” defensive coor-
dinator Vic Fangio said Thursday. “Yeah, we
got him off the street a few days before the
game but he had spent the year and however
many games here, two training camps, so
he knew our system and it was an easy
adjustment for him that way. But he hadn’t
played any significant playing time while
he was with us and none when he was with
Seattle. Major kudos to him to go out and
perform the way he did.”
The 49ers used their nickel defensive
package for about a third of the game
against the Panthers in a 10-9 loss on Nov.
10, so Cox is unlikely to play nearly as
much this Sunday. And the Niners (13-4) are
hoping for the return of Carlos Rogers, who
missed Sunday’s victory against the Packers
with a strained right hamstring.
Eric Wright also was listed with a ham-
string injury, but he said he was healthy
enough to play and it wasn’t his decision
after he expected to play the nickel.
Rogers said Thursday he is improving
each day. While he began sprinting short
distances Wednesday, he has yet to test the
hamstring cutting side to side.
Perrish Cox takes on big job in return to 49ers
Perrish Cox
SanMateo goalkeeper Kitty Qu, left, dives on a loose ball just before Carlmont’s Soha Said can get a toe on during a scoreless tie Thursday.
By Julio Lara
The first week of the Peninsula Athletic
Bay Division girls’ soccer schedule is in the
books. And with two games under each
team’s belt, you can see some patterns start-
ing to form.
Take San Mateo High School, for exam-
ple. Two games in and it’s not exactly rain-
ing goals on the offensive side of the ball.
But thanks to a tough and scrappy defense,
the Bearcats are 1-0-1 with a pair of shutouts
— their latest was a 0-0 draw with Carlmont
Thursday afternoon at home.
“I’m happy with the draw,” said San
Mateo head coach Carlos Bover, whose
team beat Sequoia 1-0 to start league play on
Tuesday. “It was a mostly even game. The
first half [against Carlmont] it was mostly
us. We had a couple good chances, good
passing against a very strong team. But the
second half, they turned to out to be strong
and they had a lot of chances.
“We didn’t have to defend as much in the
first half because we had possession. So, it
was much easier. It didn’t feel like we had
much pressure on our defense. But second
half, we totally did. I was counting the sec-
onds in the second half.”
Carlmont knocked on the Bearcat door to
the tune of 17 shots in the last 40 minutes
of the game — as opposed to just one shot
on frame for San Mateo in the same time
period. But for all the efforts of Soha Said,
Kayla Fong and Carolyn Donohoe, the ball
simply did not want to find twine —
although San Mateo goalkeeper Kitty Qu
had a lot to say about that.
“She played really well, especially the
second half,” Bover said. “The first half, she
didn’t have too much to do. The second half,
she came up big for us. She did that for us
last year and we always look forward to good
performances from her. ”
“I think a little bit of the difference in the
game was finishing our opportunities,” said
Carlmont head coach Tina Doss, whose
Scots took down Hillsdale 2-1 in the PAL
opener. “Today, I can’t say that they weren’t
trying to score, or they weren’t trying to get
ahead. But we just didn’t finish our opportu-
Scots can’t solve Bearcats ‘D’
See 49ERS, Page 16
Lolita C. Baldor
WASHINGTON — Aculture of bad behavior
and disrespect among athletes at U.S. mili-
tary academies is one part of the continuing
problem of sexual assaults at the schools,
according to a new Defense Department
report that comes in the wake of scandals
that rocked teams at all three academies last
Defense officials say the culture permeates
the academies beyond just the locker room,
saying that students often feel they need to
put up with sexist and offensive behavior as
part of their school life, according to the
report obtained by the Associated Press.
The annual report on sexual assaults at the
U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New
York, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis,
Md., and the Air Force Academy in Colorado
Springs, Colo., identifies sports and club
teams as an area where they need to expand
sexual assault prevention training for coach-
es and faculty. The report is expected to be
made public Friday.
Overall, reported sexual assaults at the
academies went down, from 80 to 70, during
the school year that ended last May. Of
those, almost two-thirds were at the Air Force
It also notes that alcohol is often a factor
in sexual assaults, and it urges military lead-
ers to do more to restrict and monitor drink-
ing and liquor sales.
Athletes and sports teams are coming under
increased scrutiny in light of separate harass-
ment and assault incidents at all three
At the Naval Academy, three members of
the football team faced accusations in a com-
plicated sexual assault case involving a
female student at an off-campus party.
Charges were dropped against one team mem-
ber and may be dropped against another. The
third is still scheduled for trial.
At West Point, the men’s rugby team was
temporarily disbanded, and more than a
dozen seniors were demoted and faced other
punishment and restrictions, after emails
that were derogatory to women came to light.
And there was a similar problem with sports
team members at the Air Force Academy cir-
culating a document that disparaged women.
‘Culture of disrespect’ fuels academy sex assaults
See ASSAULTS, Page 16
NEWYORK — Dan Le Batard was kicked out
of the Baseball Writers’ Association of
America for one year and barred from future Hall
of Fame votes after he turned over his 2014
ballot to a website that allowed readers to
choose the selections.
The decision was made Thursday by the
BBWAAboard of directors, a day after Le Batard
said he let Deadspin.com cast his ballot.
“The BBWAA regards
Hall of Fame voting as the
ultimate privilege, and any
abuse of that privilege is
unacceptable,” the organi-
zation said in a statement.
Le Batard, an ESPN host
and Miami Herald colum-
nist, said Wednesday he
gave his ballot to the web-
site because he detests the
“hypocrisy” in the voting
Deadspin had offered to pay a voter for a bal-
lot. Le Batard said he insisted there wouldn’t be
“I didn’t ‘sell’ anything. Only conditions
were that I NOT get anything,” he posted on
Le Batard told Deadspin that “our flawed vot-
ing process needs remodeling in a new media
world. Besides, every year the power is abused
the way I’m going to be alleged to abuse it
“And my final reason: I always like a little
anarchy inside the cathedral we’ve made of
HOF vote
Dan LeBatard
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Boys’ basketball
The Woodside boys’ basketball teams
appears to dealing with some turmoil just as
the Peninsula Athletic League season gets
The Wildcats forfeited their opener to
Hillsdale Wednesday, which officially goes
down in the record books a 2-0 Knights’
Neither head coach Doug Fountain nor
athletic director Wendy Porter returned
phone calls yesterday to shed any light on
the matter.
Fountain was involved in some turmoil at
Capuchino during the 2011-12 season
which centered around playing time and dis-
cipline, which led to the administration fir-
ing him with just a few games left in the sea-
Fountain was hired at Woodside prior to
the 2012-13 season. He went 12-14 overall
and 5-7 in PAL division play last season.
The Wildcats are off to a 5-7 start to this
season and had won two straight games
before Wednesday’s forfeit.
Burlingame 48, Menlo-Atherton 34
The Bears hung with the Panthers for a
half, trailing just 22-18, but Burlingame
shut M-Adown in the second half
Burlingame (1-0 PAL South, 10-3 overall)
limiting the Bears to just 16 points in the
third and fourth quarters combined in their
PAL opener Wednesday.
Frankie Ferrari led Burlingame with 14
points. Abuyaghi added 11, with three 3-
pointers, and Nick Loew finished with 13.
M-A shooting guard Royce Branning was
held in check, finishing with just 7 points.
Leland Callahan led M-A (0-1, 7-5) with
nine points.
Girls’ basketball
Carlmont 46, Aragon 43
The Scots got 23 points from Anisah
Smith to beat the Dons in the Peninsula
Athletic League opener Tuesday night.
Alexa Bayangos and Cam Kondo each
chipped in with five points in the win for
Carlmont (1-0 PAL South, 12-1 overall).
Tiffany Chen paced Aragon with 12
points. Maya Collins finished with 11 for
Aragon (0-1).
Menlo-Atherton 40, Burlingame 26
The Bears broke this game open early,
outscoring the Panthers 13-3 in the first
quarter and taking a 28-11 lead at halftime in
the PAL opener for both teams Wednesday.
Emma Heath led the way for M-A(1-0 PAL
South, 8-3 overall), scoring a game-high 12
points. Ofa Sili added 10 while Naomi Baer
finished with nine.
Kendall Walker led Burlingame (0-1, 2-9)
with eight points.
Sacred Heart Prep 50, Monta Vista 36
The Gators had three players score in dou-
ble figures in a non-league win over the
Matadors Wednesday night.
Sophomore guard Riley Hemm led the
way, scoring 17 points, knocking down
three 3-pointers in the process. Senior
guard Jane Meehan added 16 and Meaghan
Holland chipped in 10 for SHP (8-4 over-
Boys’ soccer
Menlo School 4, Pinewood 0
Sophomore Will Chisolm scored three
goals in the second half to lead the Knights
to a West Bay Athletic League season-open-
ing victory Wednesday afternoon.
After playing to a scoreless tie in the first
half, Menlo (1-0 WBAL, 3-2-2 overall)
took control early in the second half, with
Chisolm scoring off an Andrew Arnold
throw-in in the 45th minute. He then scored
twice within a minute late in the half, the
third goal coming off an assist from Kevin
Justin Wang converted a penalty kick to
account for Menlo’s fourth goal.
Local sports roundup
Troy athletic director John
Hartwell said Thursday that all the
school’s athletes will be tested for
drugs after a series of deaths and
arrests struck the university.
Hartwell said that all the ath-
letes will be tested within 30 days.
He met with staff and coaches and
every available athlete on
Wednesday to inform them of the
“I told them this is a time where
certainly there are some people in
this room hurting,” he said.
He said Troy will also increase
the frequency of random testing in
the future.
Four students died in off-campus
incidents during the holiday
break. Troy is planning a candle-
light vigil next Wednesday
Troy football player Jadarius
Garner was found dead on Jan. 2
after being struck by a vehicle.
Former Trojans football player
Dimitri Miles is charged with mur-
der in connection with a shooting
in Troy, and 2013 signee Taylor
Diggers is charged with
manslaughter in the death of
another Troy student, Kristin
Fuller. Fuller was the sister of Troy
football player Justin Fuller.
“I said we’ve got to take every
precaution that we can to protect
any further loss from our family,
Troy University orders drug tests for all student-athletes
See TROY, Page 16
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By Antonio Gonzalez
STANFORD — By David Shaw’s standards,
Stanford had another successful season.
The Cardinal won the Pac-12 for the sec-
ond consecutive year, went to a BCS bowl for
the fourth straight season and will likely
send several players into the NFL again.
While Stanford lost to Michigan State in the
Rose Bowl, Shaw believes the best days are
still ahead for his program — especially
with a four-team playoff for the national title
starting next season.
“You have to come out of the season say-
ing, ‘This was a successful season. It didn’t
end the way that we wanted it to. But as far as
being one of the better teams in college
football, you have to say that we were up
there,”’ Shaw said Thursday. “Do we have
high aspirations again for next year?
Absolutely. ”
The Cardinal will need to replace several
top players — notably departing lineback-
ers Trent Murphy and Shayne Skov, defen-
sive end Ben Gardner and running back Tyler
Shaw said that linebacker A.J. Tarpley and
defensive end Henry Anderson will return for
their final year of eligibility. He also said
All-American left guard
David Yankey, right tack-
le Cameron Fleming and
free safety Ed Reynolds
are still deciding whether
to declare for the NFL
Yankey is widely
expected to leave and be
one of the top interior
linemen taken, while
Fleming and Reynolds are projected middle-
to-late round picks who “could take it to the
last day” to decide, Shaw said. The deadline
for underclassmen to declare for the draft is
Jan. 15.
Shaw is looking forward to another date:
Feb. 24 — the first day of spring practice.
Wide receiver and All-American kick
returner Ty Montgomery, who injured his
knee in the Rose Bowl, is expected to be
ready but may be held out of the first portion
of spring practice as a precaution, Shaw said.
His injury did not require surgery.
Regardless of who’s on the field, Stanford
will carry the same high expectations the
program had heading into this past season.
The Cardinal claimed the past two confer-
ence crowns, but for the fourth straight sea-
son they were one loss away from possibly
playing for the BCS title. While Stanford
has upended Oregon two straight years, close
losses at Utah and Southern California kept
the Cardinal out of the national champi-
onship mix.
After earning the highest ranking in The
Associated Press’ preseason poll in school
history at No. 4, Stanford (11-3) finished at
No. 11 following its 24-20 loss to Michigan
State in the Granddaddy of Them All.
Count Shaw among those who feels the
sting of a season ending in defeat. But he
also takes the disappointment of losing the
Rose Bowl as a sign of how far the program
has come.
“I refuse to look at it as anything other
than we are what we set out to be, which is
one of the best teams in college football,”
Shaw said.
If the past few years have proved any-
thing, it’s that Stanford likely isn’t going
away anytime soon.
Quarterback Kevin Hogan will be entering
his redshirt junior season, and Keller Chryst
— one of the country’s top recruits from
right across the street at Palo Alto High
School and the son of San Francisco 49ers
quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst — will be
pushing for his job along with soon-to-be
redshirt freshman Ryan Burns.
The offensive line should remain stellar.
And while 1,700-yard rusher Gaffney is
gone, Stanford has shown an ability to
replace big-time running backs in recent sea-
The biggest question on defense might be
whether standout defensive coordinator
Derek Mason, a rising star in the profession,
leaves for a bigger job.
Unlike previous years, though, Shaw
enters this one talking about more than just
winning the Pac-12 title with his players.
The four-team playoff, the strength of the
Pac-12 and the growing perception of the
conference gives him hope the league’s win-
ner will earn one of the spots to play for
something that has for so long seemed
unreachable at Stanford: a national title.
“We have the most competitive conference
in the nation. And if you win this confer-
ence, you’ll get invited to that four-team
playoff. That’s just the way that it is,” Shaw
said. “It’s not just computers and random
voters that may or may not see us play.
There’s a committee that can look and say,
‘OK, we’re going to take the teams that win
the major conferences. And if there’s a ques-
tion, then we’ll debate who that fourth team
is and who’s going to play who and what the
actual seeding is, etc.”
Stanford had successful season, tough ending
David Shaw
NEWYORK — Stephen Curry, an NBAAll-Star snub last
year, is in position to start this year’s game.
The Golden State sharpshooter moved past Chris Paul
into second place among Western Conference guards
Thursday when the third returns of fan balloting were
Curry trails the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant but is about 26,000
votes ahead of Paul, the injured Clippers’ point guard.
Voting runs through Jan. 20, and the starters for the Feb. 16
game in New Orleans will be announced Jan. 23.
Curry wasn’t chosen last season despite averaging 20.9
points at the time of the selections. He was the league’s
eighth-leading scorer at the time and the
highest one not chosen for the game.
Paul ended up being voted the MVP of
the West’s victory in Houston.
Heat forward LeBron James leads all
players with 1.076 million votes, fewer
than 22,000 ahead of Oklahoma City’s
Kevin Durant. Miami teammate Dwyane
Wade is on pace to join James in the
Eastern Conference lineup, along with
Paul George of Indiana, Carmelo
Anthony of New York and Kyrie Irving of Cleveland.
Houston’s Dwight Howard and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin
are running second and third in the West frontcourt.
Curry moves past Paul
in NBA All-Star balloting
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MELBOURNE, Australia — As three-time
defending champion Novak Djokovic held
the Australian Open trophy in a photo shoot
before Friday’s draw, he joked that having
his fingerprints on it may in some way help
him win the title for a fourth consecutive
The draw certainly didn’t dent Djokovic’s
chances, with top-seeded Rafael Nadal, No. 4
Andy Murray, No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro
and No. 6 Roger Federer all stacked in the
opposite half.
Djokovic’s new coach, six-time Grand
Slam champion Boris Becker, attended the
draw and duly noted: “It’s a loaded half, that’s
for sure.”
On the women’s side, top-ranked Serena
Williams opens against Australian teenager
Ashleigh Barty and has 2011 U.S. Open
champion Sam Stosur and two-time finalist
Li Na in her half.
Two-time defending Australian Open cham-
pion Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova
are in the opposite half, meaning they could
only meet Serena Williams in the final.
The top half of the men’s draw was the talk-
ing point, starting with Nadal’s first-round
match against Australian Bernard Tomic.
“I think that’ll be a night match, for sure,”
Becker quipped. “But a tough, tricky one for
both players. Tomic will certainly have the
home support.”
Nadal missed last year’s Australian Open
with a left knee injury during a seven-month
absence from the tour. He returned to win 10
titles in 2013 and regain the No. 1 ranking,
overhauling Djokovic in October.
Tomic reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals
in 2011 and has been ranked as high as No.
His only previous meeting with Nadal
resulted in a straight-sets defeat in the third
round of the 2011 Australian Open.
Nadal also has No. 25 Gael Monfils, former
No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt and 16th-seeded
Kei Nishikori in his section.
Federer opens against Australian wildcard
entry James Duckworth and Murray takes on
Go Soeda of Japan. Likely quarterfinals on
that half would feature Nadal against del
Potro and Federer against Murray.
Djokovic will face Lukas Lacko in the first
round in the bottom half of the draw which
also contains No. 3 David Ferrer, No. 7
Tomas Berdych and No. 8 Stanislas
In the bottom half of the women’s draw,
Azarenka faces Johanna Larsson of Sweden
in the first round, while Sharapova takes on
American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and could
face former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the
quarterfinals and Azarenka in the semis.
Stosur, Australia’s only seeded player at
No. 17, opens against Czech Klara
Zakopalova, the same player she was set to
play in the Hobart International semifinals
on Friday.
Nadal, Murray, Federer all in the same half of Aussie Open
“I think it hit a point in the game where
everyone was like ‘I don’t want to finish,
you finish, no, you finish’ — it turned into
one of those games. And it starts getting
into their heads when you’re taking shot
after shot after shot and nothing is going
in. That’s one of the things we need to talk
about — being patient and waiting for the
right time, continuing to push and not stop-
ping. We’ll work on it and figure it out.”
The Scots, with Said and Fong, definitely
have the pieces to try and figure things out.
In the second half, they peppered Qu with
shots that the sophomore and reigning PAL
co-goalkeeper of the year was up to.
“Carlmont has a very good offensive
line,” Bover said. “They have three very
strong players up top that are very, very
good. Very hard to spot. One of our main tar-
gets when we started the game was to spot
No. 10 (Fong). She’s got good skill. I think
she’s the best player in the league by far.
Smart, technical so if you stop her, you got
some good chances. If you don’t stop her,
she’s going to make your life crazy. ”
San Mateo put a lot more pressure on
Carlmont in the first half. They had eight
shots on goal — one of which rung off the
post and another, by Katie Wischer, was
inches from making it 1-0.
“The defense played great,” Doss said. “I
have no complaints. We talked about how in
the first half, we were a little too far back
and I wanted to step more into their passing
lanes and they that adjustment in the second
half and did a really good job.”
Menlo-Atherton continued it hot start to
the season with a 5-0 defeat of Sequoia. In
two league games, the Bears have outscored
opponents 8-0. Sarah McLeod scored twice
in the win.
“I have high hopes for them,” said M-A
head coach Paul Snow. “We expect to be bat-
tling alongside Woodside and we expect
Carlmont to be up there as well. We’re hop-
ing to contend for a title.”
Junior Annie Harrier got M-Aon the board
early in the first half when she finished a
perfectly fed ball from freshman Katie
Guenin. McLeod scored the first of her two
goals on an assist from sophomore Talia
Missan. Later Missan received a ball off a
throw-in, dribbled down the sideline and
took a hard shot from the outside right to
find the back of the net unassisted. The final
goal of the half came when Miranda Simes
passed to Amanda Wiseman, who scored to
put the Bears up 4-0 at the half.
In the second half, McLeod intercepted a
ball off an attempted clear by a Sequoia
defender and finished it for her second goal
of the match.
The injury bug continues to bite
Burlingame while Hillsdale is proving
they’re a force to be reckoned with. The
Panthers and Knights tied 1-1. Alysse La
Mond scored in the 76th minute. “Hillsdale
played really well,” said Burlingame head
coach Phillip De Rosa. “They’re definite
better than they’ve been in the past. We had
our opportunities today but when you don’t
capitalize, they come back to bite you.”
After drawing with Burlingame earlier in
the week, Woodside bounced back with a
dominating 5-0 win over Aragon. The
Wildcats got goals from five different play-
ers in the win.
“I think Tuesday’s game was a nice dose of
reality for us,” said Woodside head coach
Jose Navarrete. “I think that’s going to be
the case all season. Teams are really going
to test us. We came out with more drive
today. ”
Over in the Ocean Division, Half Moon
Bay finished off a 2-1 start to league by
beating South San Francisco 3-1. Tatiana
Quintanilla had two assists.
“I think we played kinda timid,” said
Cougars head coach Katie Moore about her
team’s 2-1 loss to Terra Nova earlier in the
week. “We mentally killed ourselves. But we
regrouped and are playing better. My team is
really talented. They just have to believe in
Speaking of Terra Nova, they improved to
3-0 with a 5-0 victory over Westmoor.
Leilani Kaea scored twice in the victory.
“I just think the girls are playing really
well together,” said Terra Nova head coach
Ernie Brockmeyer.
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Phoenix 43 21 13 9 51 130 131
Calgary 44 15 23 6 36 100 142
Edmonton 46 14 27 5 33 119 161
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime
New Jersey 1, Dallas 0
Carolina 6,Toronto 1
Washington 4,Tampa Bay 3
Anaheim 4, Nashville 3
St. Louis 5, Calgary 0
Minnesota 4, Phoenix 1
Los Angeles 4, Boston 2
San Jose 4, Detroit 1
Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 11
New Orleans at Seattle, 10:35 p.m. (FOX)
Indianpolis at New England, 1:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 12
San Francisco at Carolina, 10:05 a.m. (FOX)
San Diego at Denver, 1:40 p.m. (CBS)
Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 19
AFC, 12 p.m. (CBS)
NFC, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 2
At East Rutherford, N.J.
AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
Boys’ soccer
Eastside Prep at Menlo School, 2:45 p.m.;Crystal
Springs at Sacred Heart Prep,3:30 p.m.; Jefferson at
Mills,El CaminoatWestmoor,Hillsdaleat Capuchino,
Terra Nova vs. South City at Skyline College,Wood-
side at Aragon, 3 p.m.; Half Moon Bay at Sequoia,
Burlingameat Carlmont,SanMateoat Menlo-Ather-
ton, 4 p.m.
Girls’ basketball
Mills at Aragon, Capuchino at Burlingame, San
Mateo at Hillsdale, Carlmont at Woodside, Sequoia
at Menlo-Atherton, El Camino at Westmoor, South
City at Oceana, Half Moon Bay at Jefferson, 6:15
p.m.; Mercy-Burlingame at Mercy-SF,6:30 p.m.; For-
tuna at Menlo School, 7:45 p.m.
Boys’ basketball
Crystal Springs at Eastside Prep,5 p.m.; King’s Acad-
emy at Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep at Harker,
6:30 p.m.; Serra at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.; Mills at
Aragon, Capuchino at Burlingame, San Mateo at
Hillsdale,Carlmont at Woodside,Sequoia at Menlo-
Atherton, El Camino at Westmoor, South City at
Oceana, Half Moon Bay at Jefferson, 7:45 p.m.
By Josh Dubow
SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski
scored two goals to extend his run
of strong play and the San Jose
Sharks beat Jimmy Howard for the
ninth straight time in the regular
season with a 4-1 win over the
Detroit Red Wings on Thursday
Dan Boyle and Andrew
Desjardins also scored for the
Sharks, who bounced back after
losing two of three on a recent
road trip. Antti Niemi made 24
saves to beat the Red Wings for the
fourth straight time with just three
goals allowed in that span.
Tomas Tatar scored the lone goal
for the Red Wings, who began a
tough three-game California
swing with a loss. Detroit follows
up this game with weekend visits
to Los Angeles and Anaheim. The
three California teams have just
six regulation losses in 63 home
games this season.
Howard made 19 saves but
allowed three goals in the second
period to end his night and extend
his struggles against the Sharks,
who haven’t lost to him in the reg-
ular season in more than three
years. San Jose’s 10 regular-sea-
son wins against Howard are the
second-most for any team, trailing
only Chicago’s 12.
Howard allowed two soft goals
in the second period to help the
Sharks break open a close game.
The onslaught started when
Desjardins skated into the offen-
sive zone and beat Howard to the
short side from a bad angle for his
second goal of the season to make
it 2-1.
Pavelski added to the lead when
he knocked in the rebound of Brad
Stuart’s shot, giving him 12 goals
in his last 15 games. It was
Pavelski’s 22nd career two-goal
game, but he is still seeking his
first career hat trick.
Boyle added to the lead on a
power play when he beat Howard
with a wrist shot from the circle
that made it 4-1. Boyle, Joe
Thornton and Logan Couture were
among the Sharks in considera-
tion for the Canadian Olympic
coached by Detroit’s Mike
Babcock who were left off the ros-
ter this week.
Thornton had two assists, giv-
ing him 14 in his last 10 games
and a league-leading 45 on the sea-
son, while Couture is out for a few
weeks with a hand injury.
Pavelski scores 2,
Sharks beat Wings
Sharks 4, Wings 1
Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
the Troy family,” Hartwell said.
“The intertwining thing, without
getting into the details of any
case, is clearly you had weapons
involved, you had alcohol and/or
drugs and you had late-night inci-
“The message is, ‘Hey, we’ve
got to do what we can to protect
ourselves from getting in those
Hartwell said the men’s and
women’s basketball teams were on
the road, and he expects to meet
with them within a few days.
Under department policy, the
first positive drug test leads to
notification of parents or
guardians. Hartwell said Troy will
provide help to athletes who are
suffering from the losses and those
who test positive for drugs.
“We want to take this as an
opportunity for us to get better and
try to minimize the opportunity
for these things to happen again
in the future and to make sure we
send the proper message to our stu-
dent-athletes,” he said.
Continued from page 12
If he’s unable to play at full
speed, Rogers realizes it might be
better for Tarell Brown and
Tramaine Brock to remain the
starters in the base defense, with
Cox or Wright contributing in the
nickel. In addition, rookie safety
Eric Reid is healthy after suffering
a concussion in the first meeting
with Carolina.
“It’s frustrating. I’ve got to help
those guys out, and I’m going to
continue to take notes as if I’m
playing,” Rogers said. “I’m trying
to be aggressive with it but not
too aggressive and hurt it more.”
Cox will stay ready for whatever
role he is asked to handle.
This is another fresh start for
him — and on the NFL’s big stage.
Cox got cut by Seattle on Dec.
27, then re-signed with San
Francisco three days later. By
Sunday, with only a handful of
practices under his belt back with
his old team, Cox played nearly
the entire game.
“I had no clue I was going to
play that much,” Cox said. “I actu-
ally didn’t even know I was going
to be starting in the nickel until
right before the game.”
He was initially released by the
49ers on Nov. 12 and joined the
rival NFC West champion
Seahawks on Nov. 26.
Now, if the reigning NFC cham-
pion Niners move on, they could
be headed to Seattle for a matchup
with Cox’s former Seahawks with
a Super Bowl berth on the line.
Seattle must first get by New
Orleans at home.
“He’s hungry. Everyone has a
wake-up call, and I think Perrish
understands that,” linebacker
NaVorro Bowman said. “His focus
with him coming back was
tremendous, and that’s the reason
he was on the field on Sunday. We
expect him to keep that going.”
Not es : Offensive coordinator
Greg Roman didn’t deny inter-
viewing for the Penn State coach-
ing vacancy — but wasn’t forth-
coming, either. “Speculation. I’m
not going to comment on it,” he
said. “Rumors, water cooler talk.
I’m focused on this game.”...
Fangio said he hasn’t been con-
tacted by any NFL teams to inter-
view for head coaching jobs.
Continued from page 11
Defense officials said Thursday
that students view crude behavior
and harassment as an almost
accepted experience at the acade-
mies and that victims feel peer
pressure not to report incidents. So
the schools are being encouraged
to beef up training, particularly
among student leaders, to recog-
nize and feel empowered to report
or step in when they see unaccept-
able behavior.
Both the Army and Navy targeted
sports team captains, are using
field trips to Gettysburg to talk to
them about leadership and the need
to combat sexual harassment and
assault within their ranks.
Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., the
superintendent at West Point, said
Thursday that the rugby scandal
revealed a bad subculture that had
existed for years.
“There were people within the
organization that became desensi-
tized to the degradation of respect,”
Caslen said in an AP interview.
“But there were also people in the
organization that recognized it as
being wrong and elected not to do
The challenge, he said, is finding
ways to train and encourage cadets
to have the moral courage to stand
up and report such conduct when
they see it.
At a meeting with West Point stu-
dents this week, Caslen said, he
talked at length about the rugby
team, the punishments that were
doled out and what the members
learned as the team gets ready to
start competing again in the
spring. The punishments, he said,
not only took away their ability to
compete for a time, but also focused
on a semester of rehabilitation.
At the end of the meeting, he
said, classmates applauded team
members for going through the
extensive rehabilitation, which
including community service
work, public discussions of what
they did and their remorse, and
other programs.
Continued from page 11
ASHBURN, Va. — The face was dif-
ferent, the words familiar. Like Mike
Shanahan and nearly every recent
Washington Redskins coach, Jay
Gruden is anxious to declare an end to
franchise’s days of dysfunction.
“I don’t know what happened last
year,” Gruden said. “I know that inter-
viewing with Dan Snyder and Bruce
Allen and everybody here that the
passion for excellence is there. All
they want to do is win, and they’re
going to provide me with every
avenue to win.”
Gruden was introduced Thursday as
the man charged with ending the per-
petual state of turmoil the team has
endured under owner Snyder and
recently under general manager Allen.
Gruden was a given a five-year con-
tact for his first NFL head coaching
gig, taking over a 3-13 team that has
finished last in the NFC East in five of
the last six seasons.
“We HAVE to get it right,” said
Allen, who led the search and inter-
viewed six candidates. “We need to
get the franchise back on track in a
winning direction. ... We were
looking for a new leader, somebody
who can inspire our football team.
We knew it was more than just X and
Os, it was about finding the right
person to build a team chemistry
that we needed.”
Gruden is Snyder’s eighth coach in
16 seasons as an NFL owner. Unlike
Shanahan, who was fired last week,
Gruden will not have final say over all
football matters. He’ll report to
Allen, who has taken charge of
assembling the roster and other per-
sonnel decisions.
Jay Gruden hired as Redskins’ new coach
Brutal tribute
to Navy SEALs
By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK — Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy
SEAL whose deadly mission in Afghanistan has been
turned into the film “Lone Survivor,” strides into a
hotel room for an interview, trailed by his service
dog, Mr. Rigby.
The tall, hulking, goateed Navy Cross recipient
greets a journalist with a rock-hard grip, and
nods to director Peter Berg and star Mark
Wahlberg, who plays him in the film. This is
clearly not what he wants to be doing.
Based on Luttrell’s best-selling 2007 memoir,
“Lone Survivor” is about a 2005 four-man opera-
tion in northeastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province that
fell apart when a trio of goat herders stumbled upon the
staked-out SEALs.
After releasing the civilians and aborting the mission, the
SEALs were quickly ambushed by the Taliban in a firefight that
tumbled down a rocky gulch, killed Luttrell’s three fellow
SEALs, left Luttrell badly injured and, in an attempted res-
cue, killed 16 more men.
“Lone Survivor,” which opens like a recruitment video
with documentary footage of intense SEAL training, is the
latest in a series of films that pays tribute to the Navy’s spe-
cial forces: In messy, uncertain wars, they’re elite practi-
tioners of precision. In the era of the superhero film, the
Navy SEALs have inspired filmmakers as the genuine arti-
Luttrell would rather not talk about any of it. He went
along with “Lone Survivor” and wrote the book at the
urging of his superiors. Compared to the actual events,
the movie is no traumatic experience for Luttrell.
“I went through it in real life, so a movie about it isn’t
going to affect me in any way,” says the 38-year-old
Hollywood and the American military are worlds
apart. But “Lone Survivor” is a uniquely close col-
laboration, one in which Berg and Wahlberg (both
producers) worked under significant pressure from
the families of those who died and active-duty
SEALs to faithfully render the soldiers’ lives, in bat-
tle and in brotherhood.
“I was at the screening when there were a hundred
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By Susan Cohn
JAN. 12. The Peninsula Museum of Art
presents three new exhibitions for
2014: Savage Garden by Kalani
Engles, Hermetica by Tobias Tovera
and Old Lovers by Eleanor Dickinson.
Engles’ and Tovera’s works are large in
scale: Engles’ exhilarate, and Tovera’s
motivate. Engles’ immense oils reflect
the wild forces at play in a natural gar-
den, while Tovera’s wildness is
revealed both in a mixed media collec-
tion, and live via an alchemical work-
in-progress created on site just for the
Museum. In contrast, Dickinson’s
inspiration comes from the imperfect
yet endlessly interesting facets of the
aging human form, captured in an inti-
mate collection of ink drawings
depicting old lovers. Collectively, the
three artists, who complement one
another and highlight the depth and
diversity of Bay Area talent, share
their individual visions. Engles said,
“The abstraction in Savage Garden
results from the arrangement of the fig-
ures on the canvas. Obviously, no real
garden is configured like this one.
Instead, I want the viewer to experi-
ence the essence of a wild garden unen-
cumbered by physical context. The
juxtaposition of the figurative ele-
ments is designed to convey a sense of
energy and motion while maintaining
technical balance in spatial composi-
tion and color. The name Savage
Garden suggests the primordial force
of plants competing for space and sun-
light without regard for biological
order or human design.” Of pieces such
as Pyrochlore, Tovera said, “As an
artist, I am interested in experiment-
ing with alchemical processes in the
pursuit of discovering a “third space,”
a zone of possibility that exists
beyond restrictive dualities. My aim is
to create transmuted spaces, places
where energy shifts, changes or
renews itself. From the introduction of
water and mineral to the use of science
and the occult, this translates into
working with opposing elements to
reveal how they interact, transform or
propel each other.” Dickinson said,
“The original enthusiasm to draw
aging lovers was natural, organic and
unthinking. I have always much pre-
ferred people and animals drawn in
moments of heightened emotion or
ecstasy. Naturally, drawing lovers was
an exciting treat and I had no bias
toward the young ones or need to show
formal perfection, ideal form or uni-
versal order. Indeed, as I found more
subjects, the older people proved much
more rewarding to work with techni-
cally — there was just more there to
draw, thousands of irregularities of the
body from which to choose.”
The public is invited to the free
opening reception from 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12. All three
exhibits run until March 16. The
Peninsula Museum of Art is located at
1777 California Drive, Burlingame.
The Museum store carries artwork from
local artists, offering a selection of
jewelry, cards, ceramics, glassware,
mosaics, oil paintings and scarves in
silk, chiffon and wool. For more infor-
mation call 692-2101 or visit penin-
CITY. “The human spirit is a natural
gardener, producing bouquets in the
soul constantly,” said Leigh Toldi, one
of the artists whose painting
“Unfolding Bouquet” will be in the
“New Beginnings” art show at City
Hall in Daly City to celebrate the
induction and inaugural term of David
J. Canepa as Mayor of Daly City. The
exhibit, co-curated by Marian Yap and
Bonnie J. Smith, runs from Jan. 16
through March 31 and features 22
members of the Peninsula Chapter of
Women’s Caucus for Art — painters,
photographers, textile artists, print-
makers, sculptors and mixed media
Alysanne McGaffey describes her
recent watercolor poetically, saying,
“Waves sweep in roiling, tumbling,
scrubbing the beach clear to begin life
anew with each passing tide, creating
my ‘Blue Beach.’” Fiber artist Bonnie
J. Smith’s work, titled “The Team,” is
based on a long, life-changing project
that involved teamwork. She feels that
it relates to the project of becoming
mayor and needing a team to make it
work. Lorraine Capperell maintains a
regimen that includes tai chi, medita-
tion and producing a new watercolor
PYROCHLORE. Pyrochlore by Tobias Tovera is among the new pieces on exhibit at
the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame through March 16.
See MUSEUM, Page 22
ABC’s ‘Bachelor’ Juan
Pablo Galavis is a hit
By Alicia Rancilio
NEW YORK — Fans curious to find out if there’s any
drama this season on “The Bachelor” aren’t alone. Its
latest star, Juan Pablo Galavis, says
he’s interested to see what happened
among the women when he wasn’t
“That’s the question that I don’t
know the answer (to.) I don’t get to see
any of that,” said Galavis in an inter-
view Thursday. “It was the same on
‘The Bachelorette.’ All the guys were
on good behavior in front of Desiree
(Hartsock) but around the house they
weren’t . ”
The 32-year-old former pro soccer player competed for
the affection of Hartsock last summer on “The
Bachelorette.” He wasn’t chosen for a one-on-one date
and had very little air time before getting sent home.
Still, he made such an impression with viewers that ABC
decided to make him “The Bachelor. ”
Host Chris Harrison admitted recently to Galavis
being a surprise candidate.
Juan Pablo
Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Mary Clare Jalonick
WASHINGTON — Some of the
nation’s largest food companies have
cut daily calorie counts by an average of
78 per person, a new study says, more
than four times the amount the industry
pledged to slash by next year.
The study sponsored by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation found that
between 2007 and 2012, the estimated
total cut in food product calories from a
group of 16 major food companies was
in the range of 6.4 trillion.
Seventy-eight calories would be about
the same as an average cookie or a medi-
um apple, and the federal government
estimates an average daily diet at around
2,000 calories. The study said the calo-
ries cut averaged out to 78 calories per
day for the entire U.S. population.
The 2010 pledge taken by the compa-
nies — including General Mills Inc.,
Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Foods
Inc., Kraft Foods Inc., Kellogg Co.,
Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and
Hershey Co. — was to cut 1 trillion
calories by 2012 and 1.5 trillion calo-
ries by 2015.
The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation signed on to hold the com-
panies accountable, and that group hired
researchers at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill to painstaking-
ly count the calories in almost every
single packaged item in the grocery
store. To do that, the UNC researchers
used the store-based scanner data of hun-
dreds of thousands of foods, commercial
databases and nutrition facts panels to
calculate exactly how many calories the
companies were selling.
The researchers aren’t yet releasing
the entire study, but they said Thursday
that the companies have exceeded their
own goals by a wide margin.
Dr. James Marks, director of the
Health Group at the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, said the group is
pleased with the results but the compa-
nies “must sustain that reduction, as
they’ve pledged to do, and other food
companies should follow their lead.”
The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation is a nonpartisan philan-
thropic and research organization that
works to improve the nation’s health.
Even though the companies that made
the commitment represent most of the
nation’s most well-known food compa-
nies, they sold only a little more than a
third of all packaged foods and bever-
ages at the beginning of the study.
Missing are many off-label brands sold
under the names of retailers, and it’s
unknown whether those products have
It is also unclear how the reduction in
calories translates into consumers’
diets. When the companies made the
pledge in 2010, they said one way they
would try and reduce calories would be to
change portion sizes in an attempt to
persuade consumers to eat less. The
companies also said that they would
develop new lower-calorie options and
change existing products so they have
fewer calories.
Evidence of those efforts are visible
on any grocery store shelf. Many prod-
ucts now come in lower calorie ver-
sions, are baked instead of fried, or
sold in miniature as well as larger ver-
Marks says he believes that compa-
nies’ efforts to package smaller serv-
ings — 100 calorie packs of popular
snacks, for example — and smaller cans
of sugary drinks may have contributed
to the reduction in calories. He says the
main contributors most likely were the
public’s increasing willingness to buy
healthier foods and companies respond-
ing to those consumers.
The companies involved are all part of
an industry coalition of food businesses
called the Healthy Weight Commitment
Foundation that has organized to help
reduce obesity. The foundation pledged
to reduce the calories as part of an agree-
ment with a group of nonprofit organi-
zations and made the 2010 announce-
ment as part of first lady Michelle
Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to com-
bat childhood obesity.
To meet the commitment, the compa-
nies took a variety of approaches. In a
statement Thursday, Coca-Cola said it
had introduced more than 100 no-calorie
and low-calorie beverages in the last
seven years and had introduced mini-
cans of many of its products. Kraft said
it had changed recipes to lower sugars in
Capri Sun juice drinks and Kraft barbe-
cue sauce.
Food industry cuts calories four-fold over pledge
The 2010 pledge taken by the companies — including General Mills Inc., Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra
Foods Inc.,Kraft Foods Inc.,Kellogg Co.,Coca-Cola Co.,PepsiCo Inc.and Hershey Co.— was to cut 1 trillion
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By Lauran Neergaard
and Mary Clare Jalonick
WASHINGTON — Doctors are warning
that if Congress cuts food stamps, the feder-
al government could be socked with bigger
health bills. Maybe not immediately, they
say, but over time if the poor wind up in doc-
tors’ offices or hospitals as a result.
Among the health risks of hunger are
spiked rates of diabetes and developmental
problems for young children down the road.
The doctors’ lobbying effort comes as
Congress is working on a compromise farm
bill that’s certain to include food stamp cuts.
Republicans want heftier reductions than do
Democrats in yet another partisan battle
over the government’s role in helping poor
Food stamps, known as the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, feed
1 in 7 Americans and cost almost $80 bil-
lion a year, twice what it cost five years ago.
Conservatives say the program spiraled out
of control as the economy struggled and the
costs are not sustainable. They say the need-
iest people will not go hungry.
The health and financial risks of hunger
have not played a major role in the debate.
But the medical community says cutting
food aid could backfire through higher
Medicaid and Medicare costs.
“If you’re interested in saving health care
costs, the dumbest thing you can do is cut
nutrition,” said Dr. Deborah Frank of
Boston Medical Center, who founded the
Children’s HealthWatch pediatric research
“People don’t make the hunger-health
A study published this week helps illus-
trate that link. Food banks report longer
lines at the end of the month as families
exhaust their grocery budgets, and
California researchers found that more poor
people with a dangerous diabetes complica-
tion are hospitalized then, too.
The researchers analyzed eight years of
California hospital records to find cases of
hypoglycemia, when blood sugar plummets,
and link them to patients’ ZIP codes.
Among patients from low-income neigh-
borhoods, hospitalizations were 27 percent
higher in the last week of the month com-
pared with the first, when most states send
out government checks and food stamps, said
lead researcher Dr. Hilary Seligman of the
University of California, San Francisco. But
hospitalizations didn’t increase among dia-
betics from higher-income areas, she report-
ed Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs.
Seligman couldn’t prove that running low
on food was to blame. But she called it the
most logical culprit and said the cost of
treating hypoglycemia even without a hos-
pitalization could provide months of food
stamp benefit s.
“The cost trade-offs are sort of ridiculous,”
Seligman said.
She is working on a project with Feeding
America, a network of food banks, to try to
improve health by providing extra, dia-
betes-appropriate foods, including fresh
produce and whole-grain cereals and pastas,
for diabetics at a few food banks in
California, Texas and Ohio.
Last year, research from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable
Trusts estimated that a cut of $2 billion a
year in food stamps could trigger in an
increase of $15 billion in medical costs for
diabetes over the next decade.
Other research shows children from food-
insecure families are 30 percent more likely
to have been hospitalized for a range of ill-
nesses. But after a temporary boost in bene-
fits from the 2009 economic stimulus, chil-
dren whose families used food stamps were
significantly more likely to be well than
kids in low-income families that didn’t par-
ticipate, Children’s HealthWatch found.
About half of food stamp recipients are chil-
dren, and 10 percent are elderly
How much would be cut from the food-
stamp program ranges from $400 million a
year in a Senate-passed farm bill to $4 bil-
lion a year in the House version.
Congressional negotiators now are eyeing
about $800 million a year in cuts.
That would be on top of cuts in November,
when that 2009 temporary benefit expired.
According to the Agriculture Department, a
family of four receiving food stamps is now
getting $36 less a month. The average
household benefit is around $270.
Since then, food banks are reporting more
demand because people’s food stamps aren’t
stretching as far, said Maura Daly of Feeding
Conservatives pushing the cuts say they
want to target benefits to the neediest peo-
ple, arguing that those who are truly hungry
should have no problem getting assistance
if they apply.
The final bill will most likely crack down
on states that give recipients $1 in heating
assistance in order to trigger higher food
stamp benefits. Republicans say anyone
who truly qualifies for a higher benefit still
can get it through SNAP.
The bill also may test new work require-
ments for recipients in a few states, a priori-
ty for many Republicans.
“While this program is an important part
of our safety net, our overriding goal should
be to help our citizens with the education
and skills they need to get back on their feet
so that they can provide for themselves and
their families,” said Majority Leader Eric
Cantor, R-Va., when the farm bill was on the
House floor last summer.
Democrats and anti-hunger groups oppos-
ing the reductions have said that cutting
food stamps could worsen health and raise
health costs for the poorest.
“Food is medicine,” says Massachusetts
Rep. Jim McGovern, who has led the
Democrats’ defense of the food stamp pro-
gram. “Critics focus almost exclusively on
how much we spend, and I wish they under-
stood that if we did this better, we could save
a lot more money in health care costs.”
Dr. Thomas McInerny, past president of
the American Academy of Pediatrics, said too
often, poor families buy cheap, high-calorie
junk food because it’s filling, but it lacks
nutrients needed for proper child develop-
ment. The two main consequences are later-
in-life diabetes, and iron deficiency that,
especially in the first three years of life, can
damage a developing brain so that children
have trouble learning in school, he said.
“The children may not look malnourished
the way children in Third-World countries
look, but they are malnourished,” he said.
Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire
“While this program is an important part
of our safety net, our overriding goal should be to help
our citizens with the education and skills they need to get back on
their feet so that they can provide for themselves and their families.”
— Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
By J.M. Hirsch
NEWYORK — The idea: With Food Network star Guy Fieri
and comedian Judy Gold as my guides, find the best spots for
Super Bowl-style grub in Manhattan.
The reality: Fire up “When Harry Met Sally” and loop it on
the diner scene (yes, the moaning). Now blast a laugh track,
then add a profanity-spewing rabbi, enough X-rated com-
mentary to render much of the evening’s dialogue
unquotable, and such gluttonous portions of high-fat food
that by the end at least one of us would be vomiting.
You have a sense of the evening. Which is to say, pairing
up with Fieri and Gold was more amusing, but less helpful,
than hoped.
With the Super Bowl coming to the New York area next
month, I wanted to know where to go for
the over-the-top fare we’ve come to
associate with the big game. So
last month I got a tour from Fieri,
a master of too-much-is-not-
enough eating. He’s pimping the
new season of his show,
“Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity
Cook-Off,” so he brought along
Gold, one of his co-stars.
Alittle predictably, we started the
evening at Guy’s American Kitchen
and Bar, Fieri’s Times Square restau-
rant made as famous by a scathing New
York Times review as by the celebrity
himself. This was my first visit and —
true to the hype — this is not the
place to go for great food. It was,
however, an excellent place for
great grub.
As Fieri regaled us with
his Super Bowl party food
philosophy — “You
can’t just order 10 piz-
zas! That’s a throw-
away! That’s an insult
to the game. You’ve
got to put some time
into it.” — the
onslaught began.
Something called
Mongolian chicken
wings bathed in a
sticky honey-soy sauce
had Gold moaning loudly.
Oh my God, it’s so good!
AHRRRRRRR!” And except
to occasionally ask waitress-
es about gynecological proce-
dures (just roll with it), this
pretty much became her sound-
track for the evening.
We were all smitten with
Round 2, a rack of sashimi
tacos (crispy wontons filled
with ahi tuna, mango jicama salsa and a soy glaze).
Knowing we had three more meals to come, we could and
should have stopped there. We didn’t. General Tso’s pork
shank — a massive hunk of tender, sweet meat — landed
with a thud on the table and in our guts. It was followed
closely by a colossal French dip sandwich.
“I don’t think everyone will subscribe to this, but I put in
as much time and attention when I’m putting together a
Super Bowl spread as I do Thanksgiving,” Fieri said. “This
is the greatest day of the greatest game.”
Still it came. Aburger topped with mac and cheese, bacon
and six varieties of cheese. Bowls of beef, sausage and
bacon chili. Tiramisu. Bread pudding doused with Jack
And then we piled into a car. Up next, Ben’s, a kosher deli
on 38th Street. Gold: “Ben’s?” she yelled. “We’re gonna
have some pastrami!”
We did. And matzo ball soup. And stuffed cabbage. And
latkes. And a knish. And kreplach (a dumpling). And a
rabbi so excited to stop by our booth he dropped F-bombs
while telling Fieri what a fan he is.
But a Jewish deli for Super Bowl grub? Not your con-
ventional accompaniment to spreads usually populated
with guacamole and nachos. But Fieri and Gold agreed —
whether it’s classics like chicken soup or bagels and
cream cheese, Jewish food is comfort food. It’s rich and
easy. It’s right.
“Especially this time of year, if you’re getting ready
to go to the Super Bowl or you’re going tailgating,
man, I want somebody to bust out matzo ball soup,”
Fieri said.
Gold was getting concerned with being
only halfway through our culinary
agenda. “How are we going to eat
anywhere else today? I’m going to
puke!” So we compromised.
Instead of going into Defonte’s
of Brooklyn — the Midtown
outpost of the nearly 100-
year-old Italian sandwich
shop in Brooklyn — we
pulled up outside and got
takeout to eat in the car.
We ate it as we headed
to our fourth stop.
Four massive subs
and a pile of much-
needed napkins
came through the
window — a
Nicky special
(ham, salami,
fried eggplant,
provolone cheese,
and marinated mush-
rooms, among other
things); a hot roast beef (roast
beef, fresh mozzarella, fried
eggplant and jus); a Sinatra
special (steak pizzaiola and
fresh mozzarella); and a fire-
house special (roast pork,
fried eggplant, broccoli raab and provolone cheese).
“Oh my God, you’ve got to try this,”’ Gold said, shoving
a hunk of the firehouse special at Fieri.
“You’re like a Jewish drug dealer! ‘I’ve got a sandwich! Try
it! Eat it,”’ he said.
Yes, we were getting sick. Yet, slopping and dropping
food all over ourselves, we passed hunks of the massive,
crazy good hero sandwiches back and forth through the car.
These are sandwiches that need no translation. You order up
a dozen or so of these, slice them and line them up, and you
have an incredible Super Bowl feed. If the food is this good,
there is no shame in takeout for a Super Bowl party.
By the time we reached Gold’s contribution to our agenda
— Fred’s, a restaurant with a sports bar feel and walls plas-
tered with photos of customers’ dogs — the car reeked of
grinders. The only thing less appealing than getting out to
eat another meal was staying in and smelling it longer. “Do
you have any place I can lay down?” Gold asked the hostess.
Our table quickly filled with food and wine. Arich Buffalo
chicken macaroni and cheese that had you not already con-
sumed three dinners you wouldn’t be able to stop eating. A
Super Bowl salad (that’s its real name) of beets, goat cheese,
oranges, walnuts and pineapple. A bacon and mushroom
cheeseburger. “I’m sweating,” Fieri complained as he kept
eating. “I’ve got the shakes.”
And then we were done. We kind of stared at each other. Our
mission accomplished, we were all thinking the same thing.
Gold put words to it.
“If I throw up, I’m texting you.”
The next day, at 2:07 p.m. my phone beeped.
“Puked all night. So sick today. Not kidding,” Gold’s text
read. “I’m going to KILL you the next time I see you!!”
I’d say we’re ready for some football.
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moms and dads of dead soldiers,” says Berg. “And I was at
a screening where there were 500 active members of spe-
cial operations, including Admiral (William) McRaven.
And those are different. Because when those lights come
up, those people are going to look you in the eye.”
Over the years, SEALs have been played by the likes of
Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal and Demi Moore, and been a
mainstay in video games (“Call of Duty,” “Metal Gear
Solid”). But the movies, often in close consultation with
the military, have come a long way since 1990’s “Navy
SEALs,” with Charlie Sheen.
2012’s “Act of Valor” was acted out by active-duty
SEALs and used live-ammo sequences to portray a fiction-
al covert mission. Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty”
dramatized the most famous SEAL mission, the raid in
Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden. The recent docu-
drama “Captain Phillips” recreated the rescue of the kid-
napped mariner by SEAL snipers, with Tom Hanks’ most-
moving scene improvised with a real-life Naval officer.
Such productions, though, have given rise to questions
of accuracy and charges of propaganda.
U.S. senators, including Dianne Feinstein and John
McCain, claimed that too much information was shared
with the filmmakers of “Zero Dark Thirty,” and many crit-
icized the film for suggesting torture aided the hunt for
bin Laden. “Captain Phillips” showed only a handful of
the 19 shots that were fired on the three Somali pirates,
and didn’t mention the $30,000 that went missing in the
aftermath. Retired Army lieutenant general James B.
Vaught argued that “Act of Valor” revealed too much about
tactics: “Get the hell out of the media!” he implored.
But the military sees in the movies a chance to shape its
image and insure some degree of authenticity in depic-
tions of its service men and women. “Lone Survivor” has
largely drawn praise as a brutal ode to Navy SEALs and a
faithful depiction of the moral confusion of combat.
“For films like ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘Lone Survivor, ’
the commonality is the notion that this is an important
opportunity to set the record straight or at least to portray
things as they believe they happened,” says Philip Strub,
head of the Defense Department’s Film and Television
Liaison Office.
It can make for a thorny mix of fictionalization, artist
license and classification issues. Berg consulted frequent-
ly with military liaisons and the Navy Office of
Information while writing the script.
“I read the after-action reports,” says Berg. “I looked at
the autopsies. I went to Iraq. I met all these guys. We just
followed the blue print that Luttrell laid out in his book.
We never set out to do something non-Hollywood or
Hollywood. We just literally told the story. ”
Says Wahlberg: “Everybody fell in line with what the
goals were, what the agenda was and how high the stan-
dard was set by not only the SEAL team guys but their fam-
ilies. It was a lot of pressure, but everybody took a lot of
pride in the fact that we were taking part in this thing.”
When the film, which expands nationally in theaters
Friday, premiered at the AFI Festival in November,
Wahlberg made emotional comments about actors who
brag about military training for a movie.
“I was really talking about myself, because I’ve been
guilty of it many times, talking about how hard I had to
work,” says Wahlberg. “It’s nothing compared to what
they do.”
But Luttrell emerged from “Lone Survivor” with admira-
tion for Berg and Wahlberg: “It’s all relative,” he says.
“What I do for a living and what he does for a living is
exactly the same. We both wake up in the morning, put
out as hard as we can and then go to bed at night, hoping
to see the next day. ”
“They took this under their wing and they worked with
it and brought it to life from the pages in the book, from
the blood on the mountain.”
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painting each day. Her piece for this show is titled
The public is invited to the opening reception from 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the City Hall, 333
90th St. Daly City. The Women’s Caucus for Art was found-
ed in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association.
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“This is so much better than the first
budget I looked at three years ago,”
said Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-
Menlo Park, who lauded the budget’s
“fiscal responsibility. ”
Fellow legislator state Sen. Jerry
Hill, D-San Mateo, also called the mes-
sage a “very practical election year
budget that appears to be responsible
at first blush.”
Closer to home, San Mateo County
Manager John Maltbie thinks the pro-
posed budget details won’t greatly
change any of the existing health care
and social services program but also
knows there may be a lot of changing
between now and the governor’s May
budget revision.
“I don’t say that I don’t look at it but
sort of smile and then say we’ll see in
May,” Maltbie said.
The state’s big budget upheavals
happened last year with the taking of
the health realignment funds in
response to the Affordable Care Act and
the formula change in local school
funding, Maltbie said.
“It certainly looks like a status quo
budget right now,” said Iliana Douglas,
director of the Human Services Agency.
The state budget proposal does call
for a reinstatement of 5 percent to wel-
fare grants. Douglas said HSA wel-
comes the restoration for its 2,300
families on CalWorks public assis-
tance but with the caveat that it still
falls short.
“It will certainly help our families
but, with the cost of living in our coun-
t y, it is still challenging for people,”
she said.
HSA, like all affected county depart-
ments, is digesting the budget details
and expects to have more answers
about potential impacts next week.
The courts are also taking a cautious
approach to the proposed budget which
calls for a $100 million partial restora-
tion to the state trial courts. John
Fitton, San Mateo County Court execu-
tive officer, said the funding is appreci-
ated but still only a fraction of what the
judicial branch has lost through more
than one billion dollars in cuts dating
back to 2008.
“Justice remains at risk — particular-
ly for those who are most vulnerable,”
Fitton wrote in an email to the Daily
In San Mateo County, these cuts have
meant a 34 percent reduction in work-
force and reduced service hours along
with laying off three commissioners
and closing four courtrooms, he said.
Although Maltbie doesn’t see much
change for San Mateo County in this
preliminary budget, he said there may
be some benefit to open space and
Sheriff Greg Munks also sees posi-
tives in Brown’s approach to reduce
prison overcrowding and assistance for
counties housing former state inmates
now in local control because of
The county, which has previously
lost out on millions in state jail con-
struction funds, won’t likely benefit
from a proposed new round of $500
million in awards because the facility
is underway, Munks said.
However, he is pleased the governor
is moving forward with plans to let
inmates sentenced to more than 10
years in county jails serve the time in
state prison. The shift is predicated on
the state being able to comply with the
federal judges’ prison crowding reduc-
tion order.
The county only has a couple such
inmates but the realignment popula-
tion as a whole has led to an increase in
jail assaults and conversion of jail
space for segregation, Munks said.
“I’m pleased with his acknowledg-
ment and recognition of the burden that
counties are feeling as a result of
realignment,” Munks said.
Munks added it may not be enough
and the discussion may need to go far-
The budget proposal also calls for
increased money to court security
which will go to the Sheriff’s Office.
“All in all, I think he is following up
on his work to continue to work with us
on these real issues,” Munks said.
The investment in public schools,
especially the increase of more than
$600 per student and college tuition
freezes, particularly excited state Sen.
Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San
Mateo. State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San
Francisco, similarly appreciated the
budget but said Brown’s plan to pay
down debt and build reserves but also
be augmented by what he called a “bal-
anced, long-term plan for recovery. ”
Not every aspect of the budget pro-
posal drew praise.
Gordon said he was concerned about
the plan to allocate money from the
cap and trade program to high-speed
rail. Gordon wants the revenue immedi-
ately used on shovel-ready projects to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Gordon, who belongs to the budget
subcommittee on transportation and
resources, expects there to be “a very
thorough discussion” on the plan.
Like Gordon, Hill and the others also
say that yesterday’s budget message is
just the beginning.
“It’s a good first start,” Hill said.
“Now we can improve upon it.”
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Guest speaker: Lena Potts,
Community Manager of HIP
Housing. 7:30 a.m. Crystal Springs
Golf Course, 6650 Golf Course Drive,
Burlingame. Potts will present:
‘Creative Solutions to the Housing
Crisis: How Home Sharing Helps
Everyone.’ Sponsored by the San
Mateo Rotary Club. Fee is $15 and
includes breakfast. For information
or to RSVP call Jake at 515-5891.
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a vari-
ety of Lego creations made by
members of the club, featuring train
layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles,
miniature cities, sculptures and
more. Admission is $2. Exhibit runs
through Jan. 19 on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays.
CSM Painting Class Exhibition.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center
Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. Runs through Jan. 31,
Wednesdays to Sundays from noon
to 4 p.m. For more information call
the Twin Pines Manor House at 654-
Launch Your Successful Business-
Orientation. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Silicon
Valley Community Foundation, 1300
S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Free.
For more information email ronvis-
Tween Evening: An After-Hours in
the Library Program. 5 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W.
Third Ave., San Mateo. Tweens (kids
in fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-
grades) will create crafty projects
and compete in a clue hunt and triv-
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Free. For more information or to reg-
ister call 522-7838.
Opening: Annual Members’
Exhibit and Contemporary
Pakistani Art. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pacific Art League, 227 Forest Ave.,
Palo Alto. Free. For more information
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Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble.
7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Angelicas, 863
Main St., Redwood City. Roger
Glenn, master musician, composer
and entertainer on the flute, sax and
vibraphone and son of the late
Tyree Glenn who was one of the 57
notable jazz musicians pictured in
the historic photo ‘A Great Day in
Harlem.’ Advance tickets begin at
$25 and tickets at the door are $31.
Valet parking available. For more
information call 679-8184 or go to
‘Cautionary Tales Reconsidered’
exhibit opening. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Sanchez Art
Center, Pacifica. Exhibit will be open
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 9.
A Festival of Contemporary
Music. 7:30 p.m. The Crestmore
Conservatory of Music, 2575 Flores
St., San Mateo. The festival will fea-
ture the music of Samuel Barber,
Sadao Bekku, Nicholas Carlozzi,
Angela Kraft Cross, Alberto
Ginastera, Carlos Gustavino, Michael
Kimbell, Witold Lutoslawski, Gian
Carlo Menotti and Frederic Rzewski.
Free. For more information call 574-
Free Electronics Recycling Event.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Redwood Shores
Elementary School, 225 Shearwater
Parkway, Redwood Shores. Support
Boy Scout Troop 61 as you recycle.
For more information call (408) 394-
New Volunteer Recruitment at
Fioli. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 86
Cañada Road, Woodside. Attendees
will have the opportunity to learn
about the many ways to volunteer
at Fioli. Reservations were due Jan. 3
at 4 p.m. For more information go to
www.fioli.org and click on
Give Back to Central Park’s Rose
Garden. 10 a.m. to Noon. Contribute
to the beautification of San Mateo’s
rose garden. No experience is neces-
sary. Free. For more information go
to info@sanmateoarboretum.org.
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a vari-
ety of Lego creations made by
members of the club, featuring train
layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles,
miniature cities, sculptures and
more. Admission is $2. Exhibit runs
through Jan. 19 on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays.
Education Expo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hillsdale Shopping Center, Macy’s
Center Court, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. Parents are invited to
explore education options for their
children. Representatives from local
public and private preschools, ele-
mentary and high schools will be
on-site to answer questions and
provide detailed information about
their programs. Free. For more infor-
mation call 345-8222.
CSM Painting Class Exhibition.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center
Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. Runs through Jan. 31,
Wednesdays to Sundays from noon
to 4 p.m. For more information call
the Twin Pines Manor House at 654-
‘Our Favorites With New Hearts’
Gallery Reception. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St.,
Redwood City. Gallery on display
through Feb. 9. Free. For more infor-
mation call 629-4910.
‘Around the World in 30
Instruments’ with Four Shillings
Short. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mildred
Owen Concert Hall, 1220 Lindar Mar
Blvd., Pacifica. For more information
go to
www.pacificaperformances.com or
call 355-1882. Tickets are $20 gener-
al, $15 members or $17 students
and seniors.
A Festival of Contemporary
Music. 7:30 p.m. The Crestmore
Conservatory of Music, 2575 Flores.
St., San Mateo. The festival will fea-
ture the music of Samuel Barber,
Sadao Bekku, Nicholas Carlozzi,
Angela Kraft Cross, Alberto
Ginastera, Carlos Gustavino, Michael
Kimbell, Witold Lutoslawski, Gian
Carlo Menotti and Frederic Rzewski.
Free. For more information call 574-
Clerestory: Shakespeare and His
Time. 8 p.m. Mission Blue Center,
475 Mission Blue Drive, Brisbane.
$15. For more information email jen-
Foster City 10-Miler/5K. 8:30 a.m.
Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster
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For more information go to
Free Electronics Recycling Event.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Park, 1225
Ralston Ave., Belmont. Support Boy
Scout Troop 61 as you recycle. For
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CSM Painting Class Exhibition.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center
Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. Runs through Jan. 31,
Wednesdays to Sundays from noon
to 4 p.m. For more information call
the Twin Pines Manor House at 654-
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Ensemble. 2 p.m. Belmont Library,
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas.
Woodwind quintet featuring new
works by local San Francisco Bay
Area composers as well as the clas-
sics of the woodwind quintet reper-
toire. For more information contact
A Festival of Contemporary
Music. 3 p.m. The Crestmont
Conservatory of Music, 2575 Flores.
St., San Mateo. The festival will fea-
ture the music of Samuel Barber,
Sadao Bekku, Nicholas Carlozzi,
Angela Kraft Cross, Alberto
Ginastera, Carlos Gustavino, Michael
Kimbell, Witold Lutoslawski, Gian
Carlo Menotti and Frederic Rzewski.
Free. For more information call 574-
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a vari-
ety of Lego creations made by
members of the club, featuring train
layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles,
miniature cities, sculptures and
more. Admission is $2. Exhibit runs
through Jan. 19 on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays.
‘Old Lovers’ Opening Reception. 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. Peninsula Museum of
Art, 1777 California Drive,
Burlingame. Elanor Dickinsion’s
exhibition opens in the South
Gallery and continues through
March 16. For more information call
Bay Area Bigfoot Meeting. 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 61 43rd
Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more
information 504-1782.
All-Star Salute to the Bach Society
and Fundraiser. 4:30 p.m. Douglas
Beach House, 307 Mirada Road, Half
Moon Bay. $50. For more informa-
tion and tickets go to
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson in Recital.
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unfunded liabilities, bond debt and bor-
rowing that is estimated at $355 bil-
His somewhat cautious approach will
run afoul of some of his fellow
Democrats in the Legislature, many of
whom already are clamoring for higher
spending on pet programs.
“When you’re at this level of long-
term liability, it isn’t time to just
embark on a raft of new initiatives,”
Brown said in announcing details of
his budget during a Capitol news con-
The news conference was moved up a
day after copies of his budget proposal
were leaked to media outlets late
Wednesday. He was scheduled to pro-
mote his budget plan later Thursday in
San Diego and Los Angeles.
The governor’s budget proposal for
the 2014-15 fiscal year dedicates $11
billion to paying down debts and lia-
bilities, including $6 billion in pay-
ments that had been deferred to schools
and nearly $4 billion to pay down the
so-called economic recovery bonds left
over from the administration of Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It does not address long-term liabili-
ties in the state’s teacher retirement
fund, which will require billions of dol-
lars extra a year to make solvent.
Instead, Brown said he wants to create a
plan for long-term solvency this year.
The teachers’ pension fund is estimated
to be $80 billion in the red.
The record $106.8 billion general
fund exceeds the spending level of just
before the recession by more than $3
billion and is a nearly 9 percent
increase over spending in the current
fiscal year.
The governor also sets aside $1.6
billion for a rainy-day fund to protect
against future downturns, saying “wis-
dom and prudence should be the order of
the day. ”
California’s financial turnaround is
due in large part to temporary increases
in the state sales tax and income taxes
for the wealthy that were approved by
voters in 2012. Combined, those tax
increases are expected to generate
about $6 billion a year.
The state also has been adding jobs
at one of the fastest rates in the nation
since the recovery from the recession
began, led by the technology sector.
The state’s legislative analyst fore-
casts that California will have a $3.2
billion operating surplus by the end of
the fiscal year, one that is expected to
approach $10 billion within three
Brown has warned against spending
all the surplus on new programs or to
restore services cut during the reces-
sion, saying the state needs to prepare
for future recessions and get control of
its debts.
“Now some people would say,
because we have this little black mark
there, that we should go on a spending
binge,” he said, pointing to a chart
showing this year’s surplus. “I don’t
agree with that. We see the lessons in
history. ”
That approach appeals to minority
Republicans, who generally praised
the budget while warning against
spending pressure from Democratic
lawmakers in the months ahead.
“I like where it’s at,” said Assembly
Minority Leader Connie Conway, R-
Tulare. “My fear is that it’s not going
to stay as constrained as it is right
now. ”
The governor’s cautionary approach
is caused in part by the source of the
state’s revenue. His budget assumes
about $4 billion in capital gains tax
revenue, driven largely by the soaring
stock market. But it also acknowledges
that such income is highly volatile and
will be short-lived.
Brown’s tax increases under
Proposition 30 will begin expiring in
a few years: The state sales tax hike
will last four years and the higher
income taxes on those making more
than $250,000 a year will last seven
Yet pressure for more spending
already is coming from Democrats who
control the Legislature.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell
Steinberg, D-Sacramento, has said at
least one-third of the surplus should go
to restoring programs that experienced
spending cuts, and he is advocating a
new statewide program that would pro-
vide pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-
Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa,
urged restored funding for welfare and
other programs that affect women and
The Legislature will debate Brown’s
proposal in the coming months and
faces a June 15 deadline to pass its own
spending plan.
Despite Brown’s call for budgetary
prudence, the 8.5 percent increase in
general fund spending over the current
fiscal year includes additional money
for nearly every area of state govern-
ment. That includes $45.2 billion for
K-12 schools, an increase of nearly $4
billion from the current fiscal year.
The University of California,
California State University and com-
munity college systems will receive a
total of $1.1 billion. About half the
money would go to community col-
leges, which are expected to grow rap-
idly in the next few years.
In its budget document, the adminis-
tration said the extra higher education
spending should be accompanied by
reforms that improve student success
and make the institutions more effi-
The budget also proposes $815 mil-
lion for critical deferred maintenance in
state parks, highways, schools, courts
and other state facilities, and $619 mil-
lion to expand water storage capacity,
improve drinking water supplies and
increase flood protection.
One of the Republicans who will
challenge Brown this year if he decides
to seek re-election said Brown’s budget
still proposes too much spending,
saves too little in reserves and does not
do enough to create tax incentives that
will keep businesses in California.
“We’re seeing people literally get a
U-haul and leave California, and he’s
spending money like it’s 1999,” said
Assembly Tim Donnelly, who lives in
the San Bernardino Mountain commu-
nity of Twin Peaks.
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should motivate us to take action now
and get a flu shot to prevent the most
serious effects of the flu.”
San Mateo County has seen a rise in
flu activity this year as compared to the
same time last year, Thaw said. There
has also been an increase in otherwise
healthy people contracting and dying
due to the H1N1 virus, according to
public health officials.
Flu season is typically occurs late
January through March and we are still
two weeks away from hitting the peak,
Thaw said. The vaccine takes about
two weeks before a person is fully pro-
tected so it’s important to get vacci-
nated as soon as possible, Thaw said.
“We can’t stress enough about the
importance that the flu is a preventable
disease and the best defense against
the flu is to get vaccinated,” Thaw said.
“And especially this year with the
H1N1 being the strain which does
affect healthy people and young peo-
For more information about the flu
visit www.smchealth.org/ flu.
Bay City News Service contributed
to this report .
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8 Cold War org.
11 Pinnacle
12 Sultan’s cousin
13 Perfume label word
14 Rajah’s spouse
15 Imaginary fruit?
17 Swooned
19 Itty-bitty map
20 Bungle
21 Formic acid producer
22 Jocular nickname
25 Drill through
28 Bobby of the NHL
29 Campus building
31 Flair
33 Podium
35 Finish last
37 Ending for depart
38 Left a blank
40 Roof part
42 Outback jumper
43 Buddy
44 UFO pilot
47 Ready to ride
51 Jerseys (2 wds.)
53 Pull apart
54 Broad st.
55 Kind of wave
56 No future — —
57 Whammy
58 Baja Ms.
59 Nonverbal OK
1 Rose Bowl org.
2 Old Dodge model
3 — in (curbed)
4 Send elsewhere
5 In the course of
6 Sharp turn
7 Luxury fur
8 Follett and Howard
9 Concert proceeds
10 Roman sculpture
11 Kennel sound
16 — nous
18 Crushed grapes
21 Goals
22 Down for the count
23 Tax shelters
24 Faucet defect
25 Cattle mover
26 Primitive weapon
27 “Fatha” Hines
30 Low-fat spread
32 Bridal notice word
34 Mr. Spock’s father
36 Mild oath
39 Seashells
41 Astronaut Buzz —
43 Macaroni, e.g.
44 Asian nurse
45 Dwell
46 Holly tree
47 Flatten a fly
48 Letterman rival
49 Oklahoma town
50 Banned bug spray
52 Above, to Tennyson
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emotional issues before it is too late. You must
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financial future. Problems with institutions or
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someone. Your generous deed will help your reputation.
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Please apply in person Monday-Friday, 9am to
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110 Employment
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110 Employment
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terns to do entry level reporting, re-
search, updates of our ongoing fea-
tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
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We expect a commitment of four to
eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented in-
terns have progressed in time into
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180 Businesses For Sale
in Downtown San Mateo (510)962-1569
or (650) 347-9490.
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: BLOCK 34, 34 E 4th Avenue, SAN
MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Manxela Ven-
tures, Inc. CA. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN 12/18/1970.
/s/ Alex Anderman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/19/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/20/13, 12/27/13, 01/03/13, 01/10/14).
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 525474
Kaveh Moghaddami
Petitioner, Kaveh Moghaddami filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Kaveh Moghaddami
Propsed Name: Kaven McAdami
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on February 4,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room , at 400
County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 12/18/ 2013
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 12/17/2013
(Published, 12/20/13, 12/27/2013,
01/03/2013, 01/10/2013)
The following person is doing business
as: MGM Beauty Salon, 250 Myrtle Rd.
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Maria
Mendez, 24972 Lucien Way, Hayward,
CA 94544. The business is conducted
by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
/s/ Maria Mendez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/05/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/20/13, 12/27/13, 01/03/13, 01/10/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Goalogolf, 219 Portola Rd., MENLO
PARK, CA 94028, is hereby registered
by the following owner: Ashvin Sangor-
am, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN 12/18/1970.
/s/ Ashvin Sangoram /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/05/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/20/13, 12/27/13, 01/03/13, 01/10/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: World Energy Innovotion Forum, 36
Oak Creek Ln., SAN CARLOS, CA
94070, is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Murielew, Inc, CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN Oct. 23, 2013.
/s/ Ira Echrenpreis /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/17/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/20/13, 12/27/13, 01/03/13, 01/10/14).
The following person is doing business
as: La Esperanza, 415 Grant Ave,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Luis Carlos Hernandez Penaloza, 303
94080. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN.
/s/ Luis Carlos Hernandez Penaloza /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/10/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/27/13, 01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Cross Screen Consultants, 1307 Por-
tola Rd., WOODSIDE, CA 94062 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Paul Stephen Cushman, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN 10/04/2013.
/s/ Paul Cushman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/11/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/27/13, 01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Golden Gate Coral, 104 Cuesta Dr.,
hereby registered by the following owner:
John W. Poletti same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN 12/18/2013.
/s/ John Poletti /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/11/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/27/13, 01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14).
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Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Mateo County Su-
perintendent of Schools hereby invites and will receive sealed
bid quotations from interested and qualified vendors for fur-
nishing Pupil Transportation Services, beginning with the
2014-15 school year. Each Request for Proposal submittal
must contain a completed Proposal Form Price Schedule (cost
proposal), a completed Proposal Questionnaire, and any pro-
posed modifications to the Contractual Agreement for furnish-
ing Pupil Transportation Services, and a bid bond. A mandato-
ry pre-bid conference will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, Febru-
ary 4, 2014 at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City. Bidders
failing to attend this conference will have their quotations re-
jected and returned unopened. Please contact Nicole Pecson
at the San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, 101 Twin
Dolphin Drive, Redwood City (650) 802-5460, for copies of the
bid package and information on the correct bidding procedure.
Said sealed quotations should be delivered to the San Mateo
County Superintendent of Schools, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive,
Redwood City, California 94065-1064. The envelope contain-
ing the sealed RFP should be clearly marked: “PUPIL TRANS-
Education Services. Said sealed quotations must be received
by the San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools no later
than 4:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2014. The San Mateo
County Superintendent of Schools reserves the right to reject
any and all quotations and to waive any informality, technical
defect or clerical error in any RFP, as the interest of the San
Mateo County Superintendent of Schools may require. Any
bidder may withdraw his or her quotation, either personally or
by written request, at any time prior to the scheduled closing
time for receipt of quotations. SAN MATEO COUNTY SUPER-
INTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. By: Denise Porterfield, Deputy
Superintendent, Business Services Division.
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Misoya Ramen, 293 El Camino Real
MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Van Cam
Tang, 134 Rockwood Dr., South San
Francisco, CA 94080. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN.
/s/ Van Cam Tang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/02/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Crossfit Old County, 521 Marine View
Ave., Ste. F, BELMONT, CA 94002 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Stauffer, Lee and Lee, LLC, P.O. Box
461, San Carlos, CA 94070. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Limited Liability
Company. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN.
/s/ Keith Lee /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/30/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Society for Preservation of Knowl-
edge, 1017 El Camino Real, #287, RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Shane
Mohler, same address. The business is
conducted by an Unincorporated Associ-
ation other than a Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN.
/s/ Shane Mohler /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14).
The following person is doing business
as: JJA, 180 Stanley St., REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94062 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Jonathan James As-
sociates, Inc, 180 Stanley St., Redwood
City, CA 94062. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN.
/s/ Jonathan James /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/11/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Cynthia W. Badiey, Writer, 107 Faral-
lon Dr., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Com-
ma Writer, LLC, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Limited Liabilty
Company. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN
/s/ Cynthia W. Badiey /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/14, 01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Pure Mist Boutique & Vape Lounge,
2085 Gellert Blvd #8, DALY CITY, CA
94015 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Triple 8 Vape, CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on
/s/ Dave Gaufo/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 1/8/2014. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14, 01/31/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Lisa’s Art Studio, 859 California Dr,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Lisa Dan-
ielle Compagno, 1010 College Ave, San
Mateo CA 94401 The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on
/s/ Lisa Compagno /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/31/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14, 01/31/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Edward C. Phillips, 1690 Stockbridge
Ave., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Compel Capital Management, Inc., CA
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Edward C. Phillips /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/08/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14, 01/31/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Skin By Helen Murphy, 25 W. 25th
Ave., #7, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Helen Murphy 1263 Holly St., CA 94070
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Helen Murphy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/08/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/14, 01/17/14, 01/24/14, 01/31/14).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(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
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
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
295 Art
ART: 5 prints, nude figures, 14” x 18”,
signed Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all.
296 Appliances
296 Appliances
AMANA HTM outdoor furnace heat ex-
changer,new motor, pump, electronics.
Model ERGW0012. 80,000 BTU $50.
ELECTRIC DRYER (Kenmore) asking
$95, good condition! SOLD!
new! (650)430-6556
GAS STOVE (Magic Chef) asking $95,
good condition! SOLD!
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-
PREMIER GAS stove. $285. As new!
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROTISSERIE GE, 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
fice or studio apartment . Good condition
$40.00 SOLD
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18” Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
GIRLS SCHWINN Bike 24” 5 speed in
very good condition $75 (650)591-3313
SCHWINN 20” Boy’s Bike, Good Condi-
tion $40 (650)756-9516
298 Collectibles
101 MINT Postage Stamps from Eu-
rope, Africa, Latin America. Pre 1941,
All different . $6.00, SOLD
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
298 Collectibles
120 Foreign (70), U.S. (50) USED Post-
age Stamps. Most pre-World War II. All
different, all detached from envelopes.
$5.00 all, SOLD
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
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
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $50. OBO,
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
mark picture Gallery First Day of issue
1960. Limited edition $85.
FRANKLIN MINT Thimble collection with
display rack. $55. 650-291-4779
JAPANESE MOTIF end table, $99
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90.,
298 Collectibles
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
300 Toys
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
‘66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
LEGO - unopened, Monster truck trans-
porter, figures, 299 pieces, ages 5-12.
$27.00 (650)578-9208
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
TONKA EXCAVATOR, two arms move,
articulated,only $22 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.
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
BOX FULL TOYS Original Pkg., 40’s -
50’s, $90 for all (650)365-3987
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $500. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden “Sea Captains
Tool Chest” 35 x 16 x 16, $65 (650)591-
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
303 Electronics
27” SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $65., (650)357-7484
30" SHARP T.V. w/ remote - $65.
32 “ FLAT SCREEN TV - Slightly Used.
HDMI 1080, $100 SOLD
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
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
IPAD 4, brand new! 16 GB, Wi-Fi, black,
still unopened in box. Tired of the same
old re-gifts? Get yourself something you
really want... an iPad! $500. Call
(954)479-8716 (San Carlos)
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
with remote. Good condition, $20
27 Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
303 Electronics
PHOTO ENLARGER, new in box $25.
SAMSUNG 27" TV Less than 6 months
old, with remote. Moving must sell
$100.00 (650) 995-0012
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
2 TWIN Mattresses - Like New - $35
each , OBO SOLD
2 TWIN Mattresses - Like New - $35
each , OBO SOLD
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
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
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
DINETTE SET, round 42" glass table,
with 4 chairs, pick up Foster City. Free.
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DINNING ROOM table with chairs excel-
lent condition like new. $99.00 SOLD
DISPLAY CABINET 72”x 21” x39 1/2”
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRESSER - 6 drawer 61" wide, 31" high,
& 18" deep $50 SOLD
DRESSER - Five Drawer - $30.
DRESSERlarge, $55. Call
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
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-
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
KING SIZE Brass bed frame. $200 OBO
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, SOLD
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
NATURAL WOOD table 8' by 4' $99
RETAIL $130 OBO (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable
coast $600.00 sacrifice $80.00 SOLD
304 Furniture
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41” in diameter $95
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
RECLINING CHAIR (Dark Green) - $55.
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
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SOFA 7-1/2' $25 (650)322-2814
NEUTRAL COLOR $99 OBO (650)345-
SOFA PASTEL color excellent
condition $99 (650)701-1892
SOFA- FABRIC, beige w/ green stripes
(excellent cond.) - $95. (650)333-5353
SOLID OAK bed frame, dresser, mirror
and night table, $75, 650-726-6429
SOLID WOOD oak desk $50 (650)622-
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
T.V. STAND- Excellent Condition - $35.
TEA / UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
TOWER BOOK Shelf, white 72” tall x 13”
wide, $20 (650)591-3313
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
TV STAND, with shelves, holds large TV,
very good condition. $90. SOLD.
TWIN BED including frame good condi-
tion $45.00 SOLD
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WHITE METAL daybed $40. 650-726-
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
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
CANNING POTS, two 21 quart with lids,
$5 each. (650)322-2814
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS(3) stainless steel
21/2 gal., 4 gal., 5 gal. - $10 all
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
GAS STOVE - Roper, Oven w 4 Burners,
good condition $95 (650)515-2605
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., (650)580-3316
306 Housewares
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
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
308 Tools
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CEMENT/ CONCRETE hand mixing box
Like New, metal $25 (650)368-0748
CLICKER TORQUE Wrench 20-150 lbs,
warranty & case $25 650-595-3933
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
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
NEW 18VOLT Drill/Driver w/ light,
warranty, only $29.99 SOLD!
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
sors, bade, sdriver file $10 650-595-3933
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
PANASONIC FAX machine, works
great, $20. (650-578-9045)
SLIDE PROJECTOR, Vivitar + slide
trays/carousels $25. 650-726-6429
SUPER 8 projector $25. 650-726-6429
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
16 BOOKS on Histoy if WWII Excllent
condition $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
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
PH Balance water, anti-oxident proper-
ties, new, $100., (650)619-9203.
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-
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BALANCING SANTA, Mint condition,
Santa rocks back/forth, 20 in high, sturdy
metal, snowman, chimney, $12.00
BATH TOWELS(3) - 1 never used
( 26"x49") aqua - $15 each
BATH TOWELS(3) - 1 never used(
26"x49") aqua - $15 each (650)574-3229
BLACK LEATHER Organizer, Unop-
ened, Any Year, Cell Holder, Wallet, Cal-
ender., In Box $12 (650)578-9208
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.00
crystal bowl. For entre, fruit, or dessert
$20 (415)585-3622
CEILING FAN 44", three lights, Excel-
lent condition, white or wood grain rever-
sible blades. $25. 650-339-1816
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
oval, 18 inches high, x 22 x 17,$10.00
DOWN PILLOW; Fully Stuffed, sterilized,
allergy-free ticking. Mint Condition $25
DRAIN CLEANER Snake 6' long,
new/unused only $5 (650)595-3933
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
ELECTRIC OMELET Maker quesadillas
& sandwich too $9 650-595-3933
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
FULL SIZE quilted Flowerly print green &
print $25 (650)871-7200
used $8., (408)249-3858
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
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.,
JAPANESE SAKE Set, unused, boxes,
Geisha design on carafe and 2 sake
cups, $7.00 (650)578-9208
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
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
cooler includes 2 icepaks, 1 cooler pack
$20 (650)574-3229
MANUAL LAWN mower ( by Scott Turf )
never used $65 (650)756-7878
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
MEN’S LEATHER travel bags (2), used
$25 each.(650)322-2814
310 Misc. For Sale
Cheese Tote - new black $45
MIRROR 41" by 29" Hardrock maple
frame $90 OBO SOLD!
NATIVITY SET, new, beautiful, ceramic,
gold-trimmed, 11-pc.,.asking: $50.
Call: 650-345-3277 /message
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
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15” boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
PRINCESS PLANT 6' tall in bloom pot-
ted $15 (415)346-6038
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
pack, warranty only $5 (650)595-3933
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 CURTAIN set: royal blue
vinyl curtain with white nylon over-curtain
$15 (650)574-3229
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
TWIN BEDDING: 2 White Spreads,
Dust-Ruffles, Shams. Pink Blanket,
Fit/flat sheets, pillows ALL $60 (650)375-
TWIN SIZE quilt Nautica, New. Yellow,
White, Black Trim “San Marino" pattern
$40 Firm (650)871-7200.
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
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra $35
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
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
311 Musical Instruments
ACOUSTIC GUITAR no brand $65
cellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
sounds good $75 SOLD!
SHERMAN CLAY Player Piano, with 104
player rolls, $1000, (650)579-1259
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
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
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
316 Clothes
reversible. Outer: weatherproof tan color.
Iner: Navy plush, elastic cuffs. $10
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
12, brass buttons. Sag Harbor. Excellent
condition. $15.00 (650)375-8044
LARRY LEVINE Women's Hooded down
jacket. Medium. Scarlet. Good as new.
Asking $40 OBO (650)888-0129
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, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
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
WOMEN'S JEANS size 10 labeled Du-
plex and is priced at $15 (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
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
318 Sports Equipment
2 BASKETBALLS Spalding NBA, Hardly
used, $30 all (650)341-5347
2 SOCCER balls hardly used, $30 all
San Mateo, (650)341-5347
AB LOUNGE exercise machine cost
$100. sell for $25. Call 650-570-6023
BASEBALLS & softballs 6 in all for only
$5 650-595-3933
BOWLING BALLS. Selling 2 - 16 lb.
balls for $25.00 each. (650)341-1861
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
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
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
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
STATIONARY BIKE, Volt, Clean, $15
TAYLOR MADE 200, driver & Fairway
metals. 9 PC iron set $99 OBO.
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $45., (650)873-8167
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.
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1 Word choice
5 Singer with
Xavier Cugat
10 City in
14 Pro __
15 Macho guys
16 The whole kit
and kaboodle
17 Take delight (in)
18 Break down over
19 Night music
20 Only woman to
win the top prize
on “The $64,000
23 Like many a
Magic Johnson
24 Improvise
26 Homer’s father
27 Lee side: Abbr.
29 Actor Max __
30 Brouhaha
31 O. Henry quality?
33 Parts 1 and 4 of
this puzzle’s
35 Astounds
37 Objector
38 Blood line
40 Some narcs
41 Puzzle theme,
part 3
44 Ersatz
46 Modern Persian
49 First name in
Disney villains
51 Doo-wop staple
53 Sewer’s
54 “The Murders in
the __ Morgue”
56 Brother of Jacob
57 Plan for the
future, briefly
58 This puzzle’s
theme is one
62 Kenya’s cont.
63 Kansas City
football analyst
64 Mother-of-pearl
65 Wasted
66 Mensa stats
67 End of this
puzzle’s theme
68 Quartet in a
George Strait
1 Recede
2 Snow
3 Mouthing off
4 Izu Islands locale
5 Rear view
6 Trumpeter Alpert
7 Latin lover’s
8 Second effort
9 Ring combo
10 Like Cheerios
11 Daydream
12 Asymmetric
13 Wt. units
21 Chanel No. 1?
22 Rear
23 “The Lion King”
25 Mix in a bowl
28 Upon
29 No
32 Classic action
34 They may be
game winners:
36 Slopeside sight
38 Kind of nitrite or
39 Nike competitor
42 Not in the bk.
43 Mess up
44 Trig, for calc,
45 43-Downers?
47 “Deal’s off’’
48 Up the creek
49 Dog topper
50 Dino, Desi & Billy
51 Judean king
52 Mongol tents
55 “This could get
58 Bud
59 “Law News Now”
journal publisher:
60 Year abroad
61 Storage unit
By John Verel and Jeff Chen
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
318 Sports Equipment
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
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340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
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200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
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blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
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200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
630 Trucks & SUV’s
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best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
ISUZU ‘96 RODEO, V-6, 153K miles,
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terior. Kenwood stereeo with boom box
included. Great car! Asking $3,750.
635 Vans
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Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
brackets and other parts, $35.,
670 Auto Service
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670 Auto Parts
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
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et model SP, all wood, pillow, four swivel
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TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
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Brown’s $154.9 billion budget proposal
includes almost $61.6 billion for K-12
schools. That’s an increase of $14.4 billion
in education spending from the 2011-12 fis-
cal year and an increase of $6.3 billion over
the 2013 budget level. For K-12 schools,
funding levels would increase by $3,410 per
student through 2017-18, including an
increase of more than $2,188 per student in
2014-15 over 2011-12 levels, according to
the proposed budget.
Reflecting the recent significant increases
in Proposition 98 funding, total per pupil
expenditures from all sources are projected
to be $11,985 in 2013-14 and $12,833 in
2014-15, including funds provided for prior
year settle-up obligations. Ongoing K-12
Proposition 98 per pupil expenditures in
the budget are $9,194 in 2014-15, up from
the $8,469 per pupil provided in 2013-14
and the $7,006 provided in 2011-12.
Other local school officials were not so
pleased with the proposed budget. Philip
Weise, trustee for the South San Francisco
Unified High School District, said the budg-
et will hurt basic aid districts, those which
fund their revenue limit entirely through
property taxes and receive no general pur-
pose state aid.
“It’s going to hurt the district to tune of
$8 million because our district is a basic aid
district and there’s not very many districts
like that in California,” he said. “There’s
been an effort in the state to punish basic aid
districts. One of the ways they do that is
withholding payback to us. It’s very unfair
to the students in our district.”
Ted Lempert, San Mateo County Board of
Education trustee, agreed there are still
places for improvement for funding educa-
tion in the state.
“Additional investment in K-12 is very
needed,” he said. “We still have a ways to go
to be competitive with other states and
unfortunately there’s insufficient funding for
early learning and child care.”
There is an effort in the state Legislature
to make transitional kindergarten available
for all 4-year-olds with Senate Bill 837, the
Kindergarten Readiness Act.
Other school officials agreed with Lempert
about needing an inclusion of early educa-
tion matters in the budget, including Seth
Rosenblatt, trustee for the San Carlos
Elementary School District.
“It’s good news more money is available
for education,” he said. “I appreciate the
devil is in the details and there’s many steps
before it’s finalized. I do hope they include
transitional kindergarten as part of the pro-
Shelley Viviani, lead negotiator for the
San Mateo County Educators Association,
said it looks as though the increase in fund-
ing to schools is going to be relativity sig-
nificant. She still sees the amount of money
going to education in California as deficient
compared to other states.
Meanwhile, the state superintendent of
education was satisfied with the proposed
“This budget builds upon California’s
recommitment to ensuring that every child
graduates with the tools they need to succeed
in the society and economy they will find
outside their classrooms,” Superintendent
Tom Torlakson said in a statement. “Per
pupil spending continues to climb — with
additional funding for the most vulnerable
of our students under the Local Control
Funding Formula. And schools face the
prospect of starting the next school year
with billions of dollars of deferrals finally
To read the complete proposed budget,
visit ebudget.ca.gov.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105
Continued from page 1
Three injured in Amgen
explosion, lab damaged
Three employees were injured in an
explosion and fire that occurred at an
Amgen Inc. laboratory in South San
Francisco Wednesday afternoon, a state
workplace safety agency spokesman said.
California Division of Occupational
Safety and Health spokesman Peter Melton
said safety inspectors were sent to the
biotechnology company building located
at 1120 Veterans Blvd. after the explosion
was reported at about 3:30 p.m.
The incident apparently started when
cl eani ng sol vent s used t o st eri l i ze
equipment caused a chemical reaction
that created a flash fire, South San
Francisco fire officials said.
The building was evacuated and a haz-
ardous materials response deployed but fire
officials later determined that no chemicals
were released into the atmosphere.
Melton said three employees were in the
lab when the explosion happened and two
of the three were taken to a hospital where
they were treated for their injuries and
The third employee only suffered a bruise
to her leg, he said.
The explosion and a subsequent fire
caused extensive damage to the lab, includ-
ing blowing out the windows, Melton said.
Local brief
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget for the coming
fiscal year includes several proposals to help
comply with a federal court order requiring
the state to reduce prison overcrowding by
mid-April to improve medical and mental
health care for inmates.
It also assists counties that are increasing-
ly handling felons who previously would
have been housed in state prisons.
The Brown administration will take steps
immediately that lead to the earlier release of
some inmates, as previously ordered by the
federal judges. Those steps include expand-
ing the existing medical parole program that
in the last three years has allowed for the
parole of 56 medically incapacitated
inmates; considering parole for inmates age
60 or older who have served at least 25 years
in prison; and increasing good-time credits
for non-violent second-strike offenders.
Second-strikers previously could earn up to
20 percent off their sentences, but in the
future could be released after serving two-
thirds of their sentences.
The Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation projects that the three
changes might result in the earlier release of
nearly 1,600 inmates by April 2016: 85 eld-
erly inmates; 100 incapacitated inmates; and
1,400 second-strikers.
On Thursday, he said his administration is
still asking for a two-year extension of the
April 18 deadline to allow the state to add
more prison cells and hospital beds. If the
court declines, the governor said he is pre-
pared to send another 4,000 inmates to pri-
vate prisons out of state.
“We think we can get the extension. And if
we don’t, then we’ll do the best we can to
make sure that we have the capacity,” he
Other prison-related aspects of the
budget proposal released Thursday:
• Frees up $81 million for rehabilitation
programs that otherwise would be spent to
house inmates, if the federal judges grant the
two-year extension to meet a court-ordered
prison population cap.
• Spends $8.3 million to redesign the 600-
bed Northern California Reentry Facility in
Stockton, although it will take more than
two years to ready the facility to house male
• Adds $14 million to fight the smuggling
of drugs and other contraband, including
• Allocates nearly $65 million for the
Department of State Hospitals to help the
agency deal with a more violent mentally ill
population that increasingly comes from the
criminal justice system. AU.S. District judge
last year ordered increased federal oversight
after finding problems with the department’s
treatment of mentally ill inmates.
• Gives counties $500 million for new jail
space, on top of $500 million that is now
being distributed through a competitive
grant program. The proposal requires that
counties demonstrate they are taking steps
to lower their jail populations by freeing
more suspects who are awaiting trial.
• Inmates sentenced to more than 10 years
in county jails under the state’s two-year-old
criminal justice realignment law would again
serve their time in state prisons. That would
increase the prison population by a project-
ed 300 inmates, felons that sheriffs have said
they are not equipped to handle. The shift
would come only if the state is able to com-
ply with federal judges’ prison crowding
reduction order.
• Reduces the cost to counties to send local
inmates to state-run firefighting camps.
Counties have said the current $46 daily rate
is too costly. Counties would pay $10 a day
for each inmate at a firefighting camp, and
$81 each day the inmates are being trained.
• Requires that all felony sentences served
in county jails be split between jail time and
mandatory supervision, unless a judge con-
cludes that a split sentence is not in the
interest of justice.
Budget details for California prison, jail spending
32 Friday • Jan. 10, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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