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Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 127
By Samantha Weigel
San Mateo is enlisting the com-
munity’s help to update the city’s
Central Park Master Plan with the
City Council approving a contract
with RRM Design Group to assist
in creating long-standing goals.
The park’s current master plan
was adopted in 1982 and officials
believe it’s time to update the
vision of the city’s downtown
“Central Park is really the gate-
way into the city … but Central
Park hasn’t had a service or design
upgrade in a long time and it’s
kind of showing its age,” said
Councilman David Lim.
The park holds numerous public
festivals, the Music in the Park
series, athletic events, is a great
place for families to spend time
with each other and is frequented
by people going for walks after
dining downtown, Lim said.
Public input is valuable and
locals will be given ample oppor-
tunity to contribute ideas as the
master plan develops, said the
Parks and Recreation Director
Sheila Canzian. According to the
proposal by RRM Design Group, a
landscape architecture, engineer-
ing and surveying firm, public out-
reach will be conducted through
focus groups, workshops, stake-
holder meetings, surveys and
social media platforms.
“It’s very important to get the
public involved because it is our
community park. We want to hear
from everybody about what they
want to see. The more people
involved in the design, the better
the end product will be,” Lim said.
Although it could be some time
before actual construction begins,
updating the master plan is a criti-
cal step in enhancing Central
Park, Canzian said.
“In the long term, it becomes a
really important blueprint so that
we know that, as money becomes
available, what are the most
important improvements or
changes that need to happen,”
City plans Central Park update
San Mateo officials approve contract for new master plan, community input sought
Nyssa and Rocco swing at the children’s playground in San Mateo’s
Central Park.City officials are moving toward creating a new master plan
that may include improvements to the play areas provided the city can
identify a funding source.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers
during the third quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium.The
49ers will play in the NFC Championship game next Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. SEE PAGE 11
By Michelle Durand
Tuesday marks the one-year
anniversary of San Mateo
County’s first homicide in 2013,
an East Palo Alto shooting that set
the tone for a year in which the
overall number of cases were low
but a majority were gun-related
deaths in that city.
The county’s remaining 15
homicides in 2013 were peppered
throughout the year although the
months of February, June, July,
November and December were
All but five of the 16 homicides
recorded by the county Coroner’s
Office were shootings and eight of
the deaths were in East Palo Alto.
The others included a fatal beating
outside a Belmont bar, a murder-
suicide in Redwood City, a home
invasion robbery in San Mateo and
an officer-related shooting of a sus-
pect in San Bruno.
San Mateo County had
15 homicides last year
By Angela Swartz
Burlingame has longed dis-
cussed the need for a parking struc-
ture downtown, but members of
the public and some city officials
believe there needs to be more data
before making a decision on build-
ing one.
The Traffic, Safety and Parking
Commission is supposed to give
the City Council recommenda-
tions for a plan in February, but
commissioners and residents don’t
seem convinced there is enough
information yet to make that dead-
line. The commission is set to
give recommendations on where
the best location would be for a
structure, if it should focus on
short-term, long-term or a combi-
nation of both, if it’s needed and
other alternatives to improve
Burlingame continues to
explore parking structure
By Angela Swartz
Helping prevent injury and bal-
ance out fitness for student ath-
letes is the idea behind hiring new
strength, conditioning and fitness
coaches for the San Mateo Union
High School District and some
athletic directors are trying to fig-
ure out if they have the funds or
need for the roles.
The position is something
schools in the district had already
begun to create, but a job descrip-
tion and funding amounts
approved by the school board in
December 2013 formalized the
roles to make them consistent
High schools may get conditioning coaches
Most murders took place in East Palo Alto
Steve Wagstaffe Robert Foucrault
Athletic directors trying to work out if new positions useful, affordable
See PARK, Page 23
See HOMICIDE, Page 18
See PARKING, Page 22
See COACH, Page 23
Mile marker 420 becomes
419.99 to thwart thieves
DENVER — Colorado officials
think a difference of one-hundredth of
a mile will be enough to stop thieves
from stealing the mile marker 420
sign along Interstate 70.
Amy Ford of the Colorado
Department of Transportation says
the “MILE 420” sign near Stratton
was stolen for the last time sometime
in the last year, and officials replaced
it with a sign that says “MILE
Ford says it’s the only “420” sign
to be replaced in the state that recent-
ly legalized recreational marijuana.
Most highways aren’t long enough to
need one.
The number “420” has long been
associated with marijuana, though its
origins as a shorthand for pot are
Mile 419.99, about 25 miles from
the Kansas border, isn’t the only
place in Colorado with a fractional
mile marker. Cameron Pass in
Larimer County has a “MILE 68.5”
sign after frequent thefts of the “MILE
69” sign.
Cat rescued after three
winter days in Ohio drainpipe
FINDLAY, Ohio — Acat that spent
at least three winter days in a north-
west Ohio drainpipe has been rescued
after initially refusing attempts to
lure it out with tuna, the classic call
of “here, kitty, kitty” and even a cell-
phone app that meowed.
The Courier newspaper reports a
resident in Findlay heard the cat’s
cries Wednesday. Groundskeepers at a
school cut through the pipe Friday to
free the orange cat, which was muddy,
emaciated and hypothermic.
The male cat has been named Piper.
It has a broken leg and other injuries
signaling it’s had a rough time lately.
But things are looking up, with a
number of people volunteering to
adopt if it goes unclaimed.
One veterinarian assessed the cat
this way: “If they truly have nine
lives, he probably has three left.”
Police: Pennsylvania man
stole sanitizer to make cocktails
ALTOONA, Pa. — Authorities say a
man stole 12 bottles of hand sanitiz-
er from a central Pennsylvania hospi-
tal so he could mix it with orange
juice and drink it for the alcohol it
The Altoona Mirror reports 51-
year-old Lee Ammerman has been
mailed a summons requiring him to
surrender Feb. 5 on charges of theft
and receiving stolen property.
Police say an employee at UPMC
Altoona hospital saw Ammerman
steal a bottle of sanitizer in October
by hiding it in an arm sling he was
wearing. They say Ammerman
returned to steal more sanitizer twice
in December.
Police say they confronted
Ammerman, who acknowledged steal-
ing the sanitizer, saying, “I mix the
liquid with orange juice.”
The hospital is seeking about $80
in restitution.
Ammerman doesn’t have a listed
phone or an attorney named in court
Owner: Dead chickens being
left at New Mexico cemetery
Albuquerque cemetery appears to be
the victim of some fowl activity:
Someone is leaving dead chickens
and bird parts near its headstones.
KRQE-TV reports that Michael
Gabaldon, co-owner of Romero
Cemetery, says for two years, dead
chickens and chicken parts have been
dropped off overnight.
He says the chickens have been left
periodically from every day to every
two weeks. There also are bones or
feathers scattered throughout the
Gabaldon says he doesn’t know if
the chickens are part of a religious
ceremony, but he called the bizarre
practice disgusting and creepy.
He says he hopes to put up a gate to
keep cars out at night.
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Actress Julia Louis-
Dreyfus is 53.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
American songwriter Stephen Foster,
who’d written such classics as “Swanee
River,” “Oh! Susanna,” “Camptown
Races,” “My Old Kentucky Home” and
“Beautiful Dreamer,” died in poverty in
a New York hospital at age 37.
Comedian Rip
Taylor is 80.
Actor Orlando
Bloom is 37.
Tourists stand on the Salar salt lake of Uyuni before the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally 2014, that will run from Salta
to Uyuni, Bolivia.
Monday: Sunny. Highs in the mid
60s. Northeast winds 10 to 20
Monday ni ght: Clear. Lows in
the 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10
Tuesday: Sunny. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northeast winds around
5 mph.
Tuesday ni ght: Clear. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Wednesday through Fri day: Clear. Highs in the mid
60s. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Fri day ni ght: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English
colonists arrived at Charleston, S.C., while en route to settle
in present-day Georgia.
In 1794, President George Washington approved a measure
adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, fol-
lowing the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the
Union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the origi-
nal 13.)
In 1898, Emile Zola’s famous defense of Capt. Alfred
Dreyfus, “J’accuse,” was published in Paris.
In 1941, a new law went into effect granting Puerto Ricans
U.S. birthright citizenship. Novelist and poet James Joyce
died in Zurich, Switzerland, less than a month before his
59th birthday.
In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a huge,
successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.
In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west
Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday.
In 1964, Roman Catholic Bishop Karol Wojtyla (the future
Pope John Paul II) was appointed Archbishop of Krakow,
Poland, by Pope Paul VI.
In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing
and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson;
Weaver became the first black Cabinet member.
In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in
Waverly, Minn., at age 66.
In 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington,
D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River
after taking off during a snowstorm, killing a total of 78 peo-
ple; four passengers and a flight attendant survived.
Actress Frances Sternhagen is 84. TV personality Nick
Clooney is 80. Actor Billy Gray is 76. Actor Richard Moll is
71. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 60. Rhythm-and-blues
musician Fred White is 59. Rock musician James Lomenzo
(Megadeth) is 55. Actor Kevin Anderson is 54. Rock singer
Graham “Suggs” McPherson (Madness) is 53. Country singer
Trace Adkins is 52. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 50. Actor
Patrick Dempsey is 48. Actress Traci Bingham is 46. Actor
Keith Coogan is 44. Actress Nicole Eggert is 42. Actor Julian
Morris is 31. Actor Liam Hemsworth (Film: “The Hunger
Games” movies) is 24.
In other news ...
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: Hoping to fill the seat of the disgraced coun-
cilman, he was — DIS-APPOINTED
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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Pet t y t hef t. Three forged checks were
cashed after being stolen from a residence
on Marlin Avenue before 3:37 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Petty theft. A man’s wallet was stolen
from his unlocked car while his back was
turned on Chess Drive before 12:44 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Vehicle burglary. The window of a com-
pany van was smashed and equipment was
stolen on Chess Drive before 7:32 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Vandalism. Graffiti was found on property
at Turnstone Park before 8:22 a.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 7.
Petty theft. Awoman woke up and realized
that money was taken from her purse in her
living room on Jefferson Avenue before
3:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.
Suspi ci ous person. Someone reported
the driver of a parked car approached him to
buy jewelry at the intersection of Roosevelt
Avenue and El Camino Real before 5:38
p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Petty theft. Alicense plate was stolen on
Bay Road before 6:31 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Police reports
Modern day troubles
Police checked on an unattended car that
had the engine running for more than
thirty minutes and found that the owner
was having trouble learning the new
vehicle’s keyless feature on the 1400
block of Burlingame Avenue in
Burlingame before 3:02 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan 7.
ission Street is the boundary to
the west; Cesar Chavez Street
(Army Street) defines the north-
ern border; on the east is Highway 101 and
to the south was constructed Interstate 280.
This defines the present area of Bernal
Heights in San Francisco.
The original land grant was to Jose
Cornelio Bernal (b. 1795), grandson of pio-
neer soldier of the de Anza party, Juan
Francisco Bernal. Juan Francisco Bernal
helped establish Mission Dolores a short
distance northwest of his grandson’s 4,446-
acre land grant named Rancho Rincon de las
Salinas y Potrero Viejo in 1839. The open,
rolling pasturage of the hill had been used
for sheep and cattle grazing by the mission.
Upon obtaining the grant, Jose constructed
an adobe dwelling near the Mission Road
(near St. Luke’s Hospital). Jose died shortly
thereafter and his wife, Carmen, moved to
the area of Ocean and Mission Road to live.
After California became a state in 1850,
Carmen had to fight in the courts to retain
the land grant, which she did, but in the
process she bankrupted herself with
lawyer’s fees and lost the property.
The southern area of Bernal Heights was
periodically flooded by the Islas Creek that
flowed from the west and drained Mount
Davidson and Twin Peaks watershed. Islas
Creek is now covered over (flumed) by
Interstate 280 and Alemany Boulevard
which are just south of the old St. Mary’s
College that was established here in 1863
by Joseph Sadoc Alemany, O.P., archbishop
of San Francisco. Alemany Boulevard is
named in honor of Archbishop Alemany.
The college moved to Oakland in 1889 and
then to Moraga, in the East Bay, in 1928. In
1924, the land was opened for development
of a subdivision named St. Mary’s Park. It is
a bell-shaped subdivision with streets
named for the first teachers at St. Mary’s
College — Agnon, Genebern and Justin; the
St. Mary’s Park Recreation Center was
developed to the east of the old college
grounds. The entrance to St. Mary’s College
opened out upon the Mission Road (El
Camino Real) in the 1800s. South of St.
Early Bernal Heights
In the mid-1920s, Bernal Heights hill was used for an auto manufacturer ad and the sur-
rounding area had lots of empty space. (Top: wetlands and San Bruno Avenue to the east;
Bottom: Mission Road area to the west).
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Burlingame fashion designer Elena Tuck
is incorporating the work of people with
Down syndrome into her intricate crochet
pieces in a unique partnership she says ben-
efits both sides.
Since the launch of Elena Tuck Designs in
October, the longtime clothing maker
trains people with Down syndrome to create
the “elements” which she eventually pur-
chases and use in her clothes.
“She was so patient and so great with
them, she taught them in a way that I don’t
think I would have been able to do,” said
Norma Moran, supervisor at Community
San Mateo County nonprofit Community
Gatepath helps people with disabilities
become more independent by teaching them
skills and providing support and training
for parents, caregivers, schools and the
community to encourage acceptance and
There are more than 400,000 people liv-
ing with Down syndrome in the United
States, according the National Down
Syndrome Society.
Tuck’s tailor shop is behind a glass store-
front on Primrose Road. The narrow store
has three sewing stations alongside the wall
with two mannequins in the window display
— one is in a black evening gown with
intricate crochet webbing at the chest and
the other a silk blouse in daffodil yellow
with crocheted patterns and flowing sleeves.
Tuck points out the threaded rings and braid-
ed cords that are embedded in the dress.
“These are the elements that are created by
people with Down syndrome at Community
Gatepath,” she said.
On the first day of instruction at
Community Gatepath, she came with a
PowerPoint presentation but had to quickly
adapt and revise a new teaching format after
realizing that most of the students could not
learn through conventional methods and
some did not know how to read.
“I stopped writing on the board and just
found a way to show them,” she said.
Tuck is a registered nurse with experience
working with people with disabilities
including her aunt, Maria Oshlekova, who
was born with just one thumb and had an
amputated leg.
“She was very independent and did not
want any pity,” she said.
In addition to Community Gatepath, Tuck
recruits fashion design students from
Cañada College to sew and put together her
“Once you let your mind open you become
more creative and it continues,” Tuck said.
Elena said her lifetime of experiences led
her to finally realize her purpose and create
her own fashion line. Growing up poor in
Russia, her mother taught her to sew and
crochet in order to make their own clothes.
When she came to the United States 13
years ago she did not speak any English and
struggled to find a job.
“It was a really tough time and I think cro-
chet helped me,” she said.
She has reached out to several organiza-
tions like Community Gatepath and hopes
they will see the benefits that come from art
and crochet.
“Everybody was like, see, I made it, I
made it,” Elena said, adding her students at
Community Gatepath are so proud when
they show off the threaded rings, buttons
and pieces they made.
On the ground floor of the brown wooden
building on Primrose Road, Elena temporar-
ily operates out of a friend’s tailor shop.
Her designs are available online and to the
buyers of boutiques. Each piece is custom
and is tailored to fit.
“Everything is unique. I start with a gener-
al pattern but with crochet it always comes
out different but better,” Tuck said. “I can
never be able to repeat this dress exactly.”
For more information on Elana Tuck
Designs go to www.elenatuck.com.
Fashioning a partnership in Burlingame
Local clothing designer connects with Community Gatepath
Fashion designer Elana Tuck shows some of her dresses she creates in partnership with
Community Gatepath.
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San Mateo officials are hoping the city’s
dedication to providing affordable housing
will help pay for improvements to Laurie
Meadows and Los Prados parks by applying
for a state grant.
“It’s really a positive niche sort of fund-
ing because it’s specific to parks. There’s a
broad ability to apply these funds to a vari-
ety of projects; but again, all centered
around parks and to bring a benefit to the
community. So this is just another benefit
of the affordable housing that we’re bring-
ing to the market,” said Chris Wahl, the
city’s housing and economic development
The state’s 2013 Housing-Related Parks
program awards funds on a per-bedroom
basis for each residential unit affordable to
very-low and low-income individuals,
according to a staff report. Funds awarded
under the grant can be used for any park
improvement including major mainte-
nance, retrofits, acquisition and new con-
struction of parks or recreational facilities,
according to the report. The city has pro-
posed renovations to the Laurie Meadows
playground and to install synthetic turf and
paths and community garden improvements
at Los Prados Park, according the report.
Funding is awarded based on the amount
of new or substantially redeveloped afford-
able housing units within San Mateo and
the city expects to receive approximately
$350,000, Wahl said. The grant has not
been offered for several years and the city
has 116 affordable housing units that were
granted permits between the Jan. 1, 2010
and June 30, 2013 window, Wahl said.
Within the grant’s timeframe, affordable
housing units were created at Bay Meadows
Phase II, 2000 S. Delaware St. Apartments,
800 and 888 North San Mateo Drive
Apartments and the Elkhorn Court
Apartments, Wahl said.
“For each unit or bedroom that we bring
to market we get a credit. So there’s a vari-
ety of things we get credited for … it also
depends on the number of cities that apply
for the grant,” Wahl said.
Every city that meets the requirements
will receive funding based on its number of
affordable housing units. However, if the
program is oversubscribed then each city’s
award is reduced appropriately, according to
the report.
Notice of the awards will be sent out in
February and the city may expect to receive
funds sometime in June, Wahl said. The pro-
gram does outline strict time restrictions.
The city must identify a specific project dur-
ing its application and it must complete the
project within two years after receiving
funding, Wahl said. Laurie Meadows and Los
Prados were chosen because the city has
clear objectives for these two parks that can
be completed within the allotted time, Wahl
“Based on the timing of this, we really
need to be focused on project ready proj-
ects,” Wahl said.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106
San Mateo seeks state park grants
Improvements to Los Prado and Laurie Meadows parks planned
Police ask for help to
find bank robbery suspect
MILLBRAE — The San Mateo County
Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's
help in locating a man who robbed a bank in
Millbrae at gunpoint on Friday.
Deputies were called to reports of a rob-
bery at the Chase bank at 10 South El
Camino Real just before 3 p.m., according
sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Rebecca
Rosenblatt said a man entered the bank
and demanded money from a teller while
holding a gun, then made off with an undis-
closed amount of cash. The suspect fled in an
unknown direction and remains at large.
He is described as a skinny black man who
is about 5 feet 6 inches tall. At the time of
the robbery he was wearing a shiny silver or
rayon or nylon suit, a black beanie with
zebra-print trim and dark glasses, according
to the sheriff's office.
The sheriff's office is distributing this
image of the suspect captured on a bank sur-
veillance camera. Anyone with information
about this crime or who can help identify
the suspect is asked to call the San Mateo
County Sheriff's Office at (650) 363-4911.
Those who wish to remain anonymous
may call the sheriff's tip line at (800) 547-
Police investigating
officer-involved shooting
SAN FRANCISCO — An off-duty officer
shot and struck a person after a physical
altercation following a minor accident early
Sunday morning in San Francisco’s
Bayview neighborhood, a police
spokesman said.
The off-duty officer was involved in a
minor crash on Interstate Highway 280 and
pulled off the freeway with the other car at
about 12:10 a.m., Officer Albie Esparza
Esparza said the two cars stopped in the area
of Jerrold Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard and
got into a physical altercation.
The altercation escalated to a point where
the female officer discharged her weapon,
striking the person in the lower body,
Esparza said.
The person, whose age and gender was not
immediately available, refused medical
attention. The injuries are not considered
life-threatening, Esparza said.
Esparza said he did not know if the person
had a weapon, or what provoked the off-duty
officer to discharge her weapon.
Esparza said the shooting is under
investigation. The officer will be placed
on paid administrative leave during the
Local briefs
An image of the suspect captured on a bank
surveillance camera.
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SAN FRANCISCO — After months of
sometimes angry debate, California educa-
tion officials are set to take up rules this
week aimed at making good on Gov. Jerry
Brown’s promise to invest in the state’s
future by overhauling how public schools
are funded and directing more money to the
neediest students.
The State Board of Education plans to
vote Thursday on emergency regulations
that spell out how school districts may use
the $18 billion in new funds expected to
flow to them in coming years based on the
number of students who are low-income,
learning to speak English or living in fos-
ter care.
The proposal represents a compromise
between California’s local districts, which
wanted maximum flexibility in spending
the money, and civil rights advocates who
worried the infusion would never reach the
children it was supposed to help without
sufficient restrictions.
Unlike draft regulations the appointed
state board first considered in November,
the rules would require districts to devote the
extra money they receive for their high-
needs student populations to improving and
expanding services and programs specifi-
cally for those students.
They establish a standard method for dis-
tricts to determine what they are spending
on such students now and how much they
should be spending each year as the new
funding formula is implemented over about
seven years.
The revision, supported by both school
administrators and advocacy groups, is par-
ticularly meaningful since the 2014-15
budget Brown proposed last week stepped
up the pace of reform by earmarking $4.5
billion for the program, double the amount
from this year.
“What we are feeling right now is cau-
tiously optimistic,” said Education Trust-
West Executive Director Arun Ramanathan,
whose organization advocates for low-
income and minority children and led the
charge against the November proposal. “We
said that what needed to be done was dis-
tricts needed to spend more money and pro-
vide more services for high-needs stu-
The state school board also will be voting
on a template for the detailed three-year
plans that local school officials have to
submit by July 1 explaining how their
spending decisions would reduce school
suspensions, expulsions and absences,
increase parent involvement, and boost stu-
dent achievement in areas such as standard-
ized testing and college readiness. The
plans, subject to state approval, must be
prepared with community input and include
annual goals.
Officials poised to implement school funding reform
Gov. Jerry Brown during the unveiling of his
proposed 2014-15 state budget in
SAN JOSE — San Jose firefight-
ers are offering a $10,000 reward
for information leading to the arrest
of a serial arsonist who has set fire
to a number of buildings in the
downtown area since Wednesday,
endangering the lives of residents
and firefighters alike.
Since Wednesday, the city has
experienced a dozen fires within a
small geographic area bounded by
East Julian Street and William
Street, and 17th and 33rd streets.
At least eight of those have been
confirmed as arson, Deputy Chief
John Dellinger said.
Buildings targeted for arson have
included a church, commercial
buildings and five single-family
homes, Dellinger said.
Fire officials released a sketch
Saturday of a person of interest in
the arson attacks, who is described
as a white or Hispanic adult male 25
to 40 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2
inches tall with a thin build, around
160 to 180 pounds,
The suspect has dark medium
length hair and has been seen
wearing dark clothes and distinc-
tive large framed glasses,
Dellinger said.
ASan Jose city councilman also
warned residents to be on the look-
out for the serial arsonist.
City Councilman Sam Liccardo
spearheaded an effort on Sunday to
stop the arsonist by distributing
flyers with a sketch of the man and
asking people to take preventative
measures to safeguard their homes
and property.
“We’ll be knocking on doors and
passing out multi-language flyers
throughout our affected Downtown
neighborhoods to distribute the
image of the arson suspect,”
Liccardo said in a statement.
Liccardo, who also passed out
batteries for smoke detectors, met
with residents at 17th and Santa
Clara streets, just blocks from
where two of the most recent arson
fires were set early Sunday morning.
The first fire on Sunday, which
was extinguished by residents
before firefighters arrived, was
reported at about 1:55 a.m. in the
first block of South 24th Street, fire
Capt. Barry Ehlers said.
A second fire was reported in a
parking lot behind Great Saint John
Baptist Church, located at South
26th and East San Antonio streets,
at about 5 a.m., Ehlers said.
A trailer in the lot, which had
been damaged in a suspicious fire
set on Wednesday, was damaged
again before firefighters responded
and quickly extinguished the blaze,
Ehlers said.
No one was injured in either fire.
The $10,000 reward is being
offered by San Jose Firefighters
Local 230 because the fires endan-
ger both residents and firefighters,
said Robert Sapien, union president
and battalion chief for Battalion 1.
“These fires have targeted San
Jose residents in the darkest hours
of the night when they are most
vulnerable,” Sapien said. “We have
been very fortunate that these fires
have not resulted in serious injury
or death to our residents.”
“Should these fires continue, I
fear our good fortune will not con-
tinue,” Sapien said.
Sapien said the fires have been
difficult for firefighters to fight too
because they start on the exterior of
the building where they have plenty
of oxygen and spread quickly.
During one of the incidents, an
elderly coupled escaped with their
life from a 2-alarm fire in their home
at East St. John and 17th streets
Saturday morning with the help of
Good Samaritans who saw the
flames, according to fire officials.
A resident out for a run around
4:20 a.m. spotted the flames com-
ing from the one-story Victorian
and attempted to wake the residents
and alert neighbors, before running
to a nearby fire station to report the
fire, San Jose fire Capt. Barry Ehlers
Fire crews arrived to find the
home engulfed in flames, but by
then the neighbors had helped the
couple outside, Ehlers said.
“You had Good Samaritans...and
luckily no one got injured,” Ehlers
Firefighters also found the cou-
ple’s pet cat inside the home and
brought it outside to safety, he said.
Crews attacked the blaze for near-
ly two hours before declaring it
under control.
The firefight was made even
tougher due to the home’s roof col-
lapsing around 4:35 a.m., accord-
ing to Ehlers.
He said the fire appears to have
started near the house’s rear porch
area and quickly spread to its roof.
The blaze displaced the elderly
couple, who are receiving housing
assistance from the American Red
Ehlers estimated the fire caused at
least $200,000 in damage to the
century-old home.
Anyone with information should
contact the San Jose Fire
Department at (408) 277-8952
Firefighters on lookout for serial arson suspect
Police rendering of a San Jose arson
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Jack Gillum
emails at the center of the brewing
scandal for New Jersey Gov. Chris
Christie may have remained
secret, had the public and press
relied solely on the state’s open
records law.
Emails disclosed this past week
show a top Christie aide asking
the Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey to shut down three
lanes on the busy George
Washington Bridge, resulting in
major backups for days last
September. Those emails were
leaked to reporters last week, even
though one newspaper requested
them nearly a month ago, only to
be told they didn’t exist.
The use of private emails adds
Christie, a possible Republican
presidential candidate in 2016, to
a growing list of administrations
that use private email accounts and
other digital services to conduct
official business. In turn, state and
federal officials, regardless of
political party, have sidestepped
public records laws meant to keep
government activities transparent.
The Record of Bergen, N.J., said
it filed an open-records request last
month asking for emails related to
the Port Authority’s decision to
close the bridge lanes. The request
specifically sought emails
between David Wildstein, a
Christie-appointed Port Authority
official, and employees in the
governor’s office.
The newspaper received a
response from Christie’s office 10
days later, stating that the office
“reviewed its records” but did not
find any responsive emails. Weeks
later, however, emails similar to
what The Record asked for were
made public after being obtained
under subpoena by state Assembly
It’s unclear why the governor’s
office didn’t turn over apparently
responsive emails from the Yahoo
Mail account of Christie’s former
deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne
Kelly. She used the service to send
messages to Wildstein, who
ordered the bridge lanes closed.
Representatives in Christie’s
office did not immediately return
messages seeking comment
Public records laws, which can
vary widely from state to state,
govern how officials’ documents
and correspondence should be
stored and released. But those laws
largely have been slow to catch up
to the digital age.
The result creates a gray area for
how state and federal employees
can use electronic services, such
as personal email accounts and
phone text messages, to conduct
their business. It also creates
murkiness for how those records
should be disclosed to an inquisi-
tive public.
For instance, The Associated
Press found last year that some of
President Barack Obama’s politi-
cal appointees, including Health
and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius, used secret,
unpublished email accounts at
work. Officials said the emails are
still searchable under the federal
Freedom of Information Act,
although the AP was unable to
confirm that practice.
Christie’s Democratic predeces-
sor, Jon Corzine, had fought to
keep secret emails he exchanged
with his ex-girlfriend, a former
union leader. The state’s highest
court ruled in 2009 he could keep
those messages private.
Christie aide is latest to use private emails
A combination photo shows former Port Authority of New York executive
David Wildstein and Bridget Anne Kelly, deputy chief of staff of New
Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
By Marcia Dunn
six space station astronauts final-
ly got their Christmas presents
Sunday with the arrival of a pri-
vately launched supply ship that
took an extra month to soar.
The spacemen opened the cap-
sule a day early and started remov-
ing items, as soon as the Orbital
Sciences Corp. vessel was moored
safely at the International Space
Station. Packed inside were 3,000
pounds of groceries, equipment
and experiments, as well as eager-
ly awaited Christmas gifts from
their families back home and some
fresh fruit courtesy of NASA.
Among the first things out: ants
that are part of an educational
NASA is relying on private
industry to keep the orbiting lab
well stocked in this post-shuttle
era and, in three or four more years,
possibly supply rides for U.S.
astronauts as well. This was Orbital
Sciences’ second shipment.
The Virginia company was sup-
posed to make the latest delivery
last month, well before
Christmas, but had to wait for rea-
sons beyond its control. A space
station breakdown in mid-
December took priority, and NASA
bumped the flight to January in
order to repair the disabled cooling
system at the orbiting outpost.
Then frigid weather at the launch
site at Wallops Island, Va., forced
a delay. Then a strong solar storm
interfered. Everything finally
came together for a smooth liftoff
on Thursday.
Flight controllers for Orbital
Sciences, wearing red company
shirts, broke into applause when
astronaut Michael Hopkins used
the space station’s main robot arm
to grab onto the Cygnus capsule,
more than 260 miles above the
Indian Ocean, northeast of
Madagascar. Within two hours,
the capsule was bolted to the sta-
tion. And four hours
after that, the astro-
nauts threw open the
Because of the long day, the
astronauts were supposed to wait
until Monday before opening the
capsule. But with presents from
their families awaiting them, they
couldn’t resist.
As a holiday treat, NASA
stashed away the fruit for the two
Americans, three Russians and
one Japanese, and Orbital
Sciences included a few surprises
of its own.
“It was difficult keeping up with
you today,” Mission Control
radioed. “You guys were blazing.”
Orbital Sciences conducted a test
run to the space station last
September. This is the first official
supply run under a $1.9 billion
contract with NASA.
“I’ve been up here on station for
about 3 1/2 months,” Hopkins
said, “and I’ve seen two Orbital
vehicles in that time, and I think
that’s very impressive. So con-
gratulations to everyone.”
As before, the Cygnus will be
filled with trash and cut loose for a
fiery, destructive re-entry, in mid-
Christmas delivery finally arrives for space station
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus commercial resupply craft is seen on its final
approach before being captured as it docks at the International Space
Station, as seen in this NASA still image image from video taken January
12, 2014.
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has agreed
to limit uranium enrichment and to
open its nuclear program to daily
inspection by international
experts starting Jan. 20, setting
the clock running on a six-month
deadline for a final nuclear agree-
ment, officials said Sunday.
In exchange, the Islamic
Republic will get a relaxation of
the financial sanctions that have
been crippling its economy.
The announcement that Iran and
six world powers had agreed on the
plan for implementing an interim
agreement came first from Iranian
officials and was later confirmed
elsewhere. Some U.S. lawmakers
have been leery of the agreement,
calling for tougher sanctions
against Iran, rather than any loos-
ening of controls.
Iran’s official IRNAnews agency
quoted Iranian Deputy Foreign
Minister Abbas Araghchi as say-
ing the deal, which sets the terms
of a landmark agreement reached in
November, would take effect from
Jan. 20. The agency said Iran will
grant the United Nations’ watchdog
International Atomic Energy
Agency access to its nuclear facili-
ties and its centrifuge production
lines to confirm it is complying
with terms of the deal.
Araghchi later told state televi-
sion some $4.2 billion in seized
oil revenue would be released under
the deal. Senior officials in U.S.
President Barack Obama’s admin-
istration put the total relief figure
at $7 billion.
In a statement, President Barack
Obama welcomed the deal, saying
it “will advance our goal of pre-
venting Iran from obtaining a
nuclear weapon.”
“I have no illusions about how
hard it will be to achieve this
objective, but for the sake of our
national security and the peace and
security of the world, now is the
time to give diplomacy a chance to
succeed,” Obama said.
Under the November agreement,
Iran agreed to limit its uranium
enrichment to 5 percent — the
grade commonly used to power
reactors. The deal also commits
Iran to stop producing 20 percent
enriched uranium — which is only
a technical step away from
weapons-grade material — and to
neutralize its 20 percent stockpile
over the six months.
In exchange, economic sanc-
tions Iran faces would be eased for
six months. During that time, the
so-called P5+1 world powers —
Britain, China, France, Germany,
Russia and the United States —
would continue negotiations with
Iran on a permanent deal.
The West fears Iran’s nuclear
program could allow it to build a
nuclear bomb. Iran says its pro-
gram is for peaceful purposes, such
as medical research and power gen-
eration. Iran’s semi-official ISNA
news agency reported Sunday that
under the terms of the deal, Iran
will guarantee that it won’t try to
attain nuclear arms “under any cir-
cumstance.” However, Araghchi
stressed Iran could resume produc-
tion of 20 percent uranium in “one
day” if it chose.
The senior U.S. officials said
U.N. inspectors would have daily
access to Iranian nuclear sites and
would make monthly reports. Iran
will dilute half of its nuclear mate-
rial during the first three months
of the agreement, the officials
said, and all of it by the end of the
In exchange, Iran would have
access to parts for its civilian avia-
tion, petrochemical and automotive
industries, as well as be allowed to
import and export gold, the officials
said. The deal also gives Iran access
to international humanitarian and
medical supplies, though Iran still
could not use U.S. banks and the
majority of sanctions would remain
in place, they said.
The senior U.S. officials spoke on
the condition of anonymity because
the specific terms of the agreement
were not released publicly.
European Union negotiator
Catherine Ashton praised the deal
in a statement, saying “the foun-
dations for a coherent, robust and
smooth implementation ... have
been laid.”
Iran, world powers reach deal opening nuke program
By Frances D’Emilio
Francis on Sunday named
his first batch of cardinals,
choosing 19 men from Asia,
Africa, and elsewhere,
including Haiti and Burkino
Faso, to reflect his attention
to the poor.
Francis made the
announcement as he spoke
from his studio window to a
crowd in St. Peter’s Square.
Sixteen of the appointees
are younger than 80, mean-
ing they are eligible to elect
the next pope, which is a
cardinal’s most important
task. The ceremony to for-
mally install them as cardi-
nals will be held Feb. 22 at
the Vatican.
Some appointments were
expected, including that of
his new secretary of state,
the Italian archbishop
Pietro Parolin, and the
German head of the
Vatican’s watchdog office
for doctrinal orthodoxy,
Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.
But some names were sur-
Vatican spokesman the Rev.
Federico Lombardi, said the
pope’s selection of church-
men from Haiti and Burkino
Faso, which are among the
world’s poorest nations,
reflects Francis’ attention to
the destitute as a core part of
the church’s mission.
Also chosen to become a
‘’prince of the church,” as
the cardinals are known,
was Mario Aurelio Poli, the
archbishop of Buenos Aires,
a post Francis left when he
was elected as the first Latin
American pope in March.
His selections also came
from Managua, Nicaragua;
Santiago, Chile; and Rio de
Janeiro. The appointees
included churchmen from
Seoul, South Korea, and the
archbishop of Westminster,
in Britain, Vincent Nichols.
In a sentimental touch,
the three men too old to
vote for the next pope
include 98-year-old
Monsignor Loris Francesco
Capovilla, who had served
as personal secretary to
Pope John XXIII. The late
pontiff will be made a saint
along with John Paul II at
the Vatican in April.
Pope names new cardinals
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Letters to the editor
The Riverside Press-Enterprise
Real legislative accomplishment
requires more than enacting a bunch of
new laws. The 2013 legislative ses-
sion resulted in Gov. Jerry Brown
signing more than 800 of the bills
t hat reached his desk. But many of
those new laws are politically driven
trivia, not serious policy. Legislators
need to set aside the narrow pandering,
and focus on crucial public business.
Many of the laws that took effect on
the first of the year, and some that will
roll out over the next few months, do
little to address state needs. Yet Brown
last year warned against needless legis-
lating, saying the state’s future
required more than “producing hundreds
of new laws each year” and adding
more minutia to the state’s “already
detailed and turgid legal system.”
Legislators, however, once again
found the lure of minor bills irre-
sistible. The Legislature assumed, for
example, that most gun owners lack
common sense, and passed a host of
new laws aimed at greater scrutiny for
them, including AB 231. While undoubt-
edly well-intentioned — making it a
misdemeanor to store a loaded firearm
where it is accessible to children — we
find it hard to believe that many gun
owners store their firearms loaded, much
less within the reach of children.
SB 135 earmarked $80 million to
build and maintain for five years an
earthquake early-warning system that
will give Californians 60 seconds to
find cover. The effectiveness of such a
short warning seems questionable and
could give many residents a false sense
of security.
The legislative session was also a
big one for immigration bills, with AB
60, which lets residents who have
entered the country illegally obtain
driver’s licenses by Jan. 1, 2015, and
AB 1024, which allows the undocu-
mented to practice law. Brown did,
however, veto a bill to allow illegal
immigrants to sit on juries because
that is a pleasure of citizenship, the
governor reasoned, that only citizens
and legal residents should have to
To be sure, not all 800 laws taking
effect this year are of dubious value.
AB 1412 and SB 209 reversed a ruling
by the Franchise Tax Board that would
have collected $120 million in
retroactive taxes from about 2,000
state residents for taking advantage of
a state tax break that was legal at the
time, but that an appellate court ruled
unconstitutional in 2012.
At the same time, the Legislature has
no shortage of pressing business to
address. Another dry winter, for exam-
ple, has highlighted the need for
California to shore up an endangered
system of water exports and improve
storage capacity. The state still needs
to make reforms that can avoid another
prison crowding crisis, and ensure the
success of the 2011 realignment that
shifted some felons and parolees to
county control. And the state still has
the massive long-term cost of retire-
ment payouts to address, along with a
new school financing approach that
will need careful oversight.
Those are hardly the only big issues
facing California, of course. But
progress on the state’s priority needs
requires serious thought and sustained
effort, not just another flurry of trivial,
irrelevant or needless laws.
Good grief, 800 new laws?
Take a shorter shower or
let the lawn turn brown
hen skiers are sunbathing at Tahoe in December
and January and there is little or no snow on the
mountains — to date the snowpack is 20 percent
of average and the driest year on record — the price may be
water rationing come the summer or next year. The alarm
bells are sounding.
Sonoma County is urging its residents to start voluntary
water rationing now. Meanwhile the California Conference
of Catholic Bishops asked people of all faiths to join in
prayers for rain. And locally, The Bay Area Water Supply and
Conservation Agency Lawn Be Gone! Program provides
rebates from $1,000-$5,000 to customers that convert water-
thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes. To be eligible for
this program, an applicant must be a customer of a partici-
pating BAWSCAmember agency.
Paul Constantino,
Burlingame attorney, sug-
gests shorter showers.
Others say let the water-guz-
zling green lawns turn
brown. And, don’t run the
water while brushing your
teeth. The San Francisco
Chronicle urges legislative
action to deal with the third
year of drought.
Arecent SPUR study con-
cludes that much of the state
is at high risk of water short-
ages, including the Bay
Area. Reason is climate
change and the increase in
population. The area is expected to grow by two million by
2040 (from 7 million to 9 million people). Potential earth-
quakes could seriously disrupt water pipelines. The organiza-
tion recommends targeting demand with price reforms;
requiring retrofits of existing buildings to include water effi-
ciency and requiring new development to be water efficient.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, one in 10 watersheds in the United States is
stressed with demand for water exceeding natural supply — a
trend that may become the new normal. The frequency length
and duration of droughts will accelerate with climate change.
AColumbia University study agrees that a surge in popula-
tion is magnifying the supply demand problem. The study
cites the 11 cities in the United States most vulnerable: Salt
Lake City; Lincoln, Neb.; Cleveland; Miami; Atlanta;
Washington, D.C.; El Paso, San Antonio, and Houston,
Texas; Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Meanwhile, one of California sources of water, the mighty
Colorado River, is in many places now down to a trickle. The
New York Times reports that because of the shortage, “federal
authorities this year will for the first time decrease the
amount of water that flows into Lake Mead, the nation’s
largest reservoir, from Lake Powell 180 miles upstream. That
will reduce even more the level of Lake Mead, a crucial source
of water for cities from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and for mil-
lions of acres of farmland.” RAND, which is doing several
cutting edge studies on water shortages and conservation,
points out the vital role the Colorado plays. Water from the
Colorado River is used by 22 native tribes, seven national
wildlife refuges, four national recreation areas, 11 national
parks and more than 30 million people in seven states. Yet
while demand for this water is ever increasing, its future
availability is uncertain.
Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to declare an emergency
drought proclamation because 2013 saw only 3.38 inches of
rainfall compared to 20.65 inches in a normal year. The good
news for Bay Area residents who receive their water from
reservoirs is that they will suffer less than those who are
dependent on well or ground water. Much will depend on how
long the drought lasts, how long reserves last and how much
users conserve.
Remember “the Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” “Water,
water everywhere. Nor any drop to drink.” Ironically, the
same forces causing droughts and water shortages are also
causing rising sea levels. These impacts will be felt by cities
which ring the Bay and by San Francisco International
Airport. It’s too bad making ocean water into fresh water is
not yet practical. Desalinization processes are expensive,
energy-intensive and require large-scale operations.
Peter Drekmeier, Bay Area program director of the
Tuolumne River Trust, invites readers to an informative con-
ference, Monday, March 24. It will be held at Foster City’s
Recreation Center on Shell Drive. Sponsors are the Silicon
Valley Sustainable Landscape Summit. The subject: wise use
of water. Admission is free if you register at http://www.wat-
erawards.org/LandscapeSummit. I just signed up. In the
meantime, shorter showers, no faucet on while brushing and
idle those sprinklers.
Sue Lempert is the former mayor of San Mateo. Her column
runs every Monday. She can be reached at sue@smdailyjour-
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Cyclical weather
In the Jan. 10 edition of the Daily
Journal, Joseph Locasto says that the
earth’s orbit only varies by “a few
thousand miles.”
In a previous letter, Locasto said
that the seasons are caused by these
variations, i.e. it’s summer when
we’re closer to the sun and winter
means we’re further away. In fact,
our orbit is elliptical and our dis-
tance from the sun varies by about 3
million miles over the course of a
year. Our Northern Hemisphere
warmer seasons happen when the
earth is at its farthest from the sun.
That’s because the earth’s axis isn’t
perpendicular to its orbit — it’s
“tilted” about 23.5 degrees. So dur-
ing our summer, even though we’re
at the farthest point away from the
sun in our orbit, the Northern
Hemisphere is “facing” the sun and
absorbs more solar radiation.
Conversely, during our winter
months, the Southern Hemisphere is
facing the sun and thus it’s warmer
in the south during the northern
And if Al Gore has the power to
make 97 percent of the scientists
and studies show that the earth is
warming due to the rapid burning of
fossil fuels, how come he couldn’t
get one more Supreme Court justice
to agree to let Florida complete its
vote tally and let the winner of the
popular vote become the president?
Tim Murphy
San Carlos
Bring back the good ones
Boy do I ever miss Keith
Kreitman’s column. Now we have
Chuck McDougal and John
McDowell, not a great trade. In Mr.
McDowell’s “Billionaire Bullies” in
the Jan. 4 issue of the Daily Journal,
McDowell pretends to rally for the 99
percent and against the 1 percent who
are taking over our political struc-
tures as well as our media and most
anything else they can get their
hands on. He harkens to the “Hobbit”
as his model. I would compare it to
the lyrics of an old rock ’n’ roll song:
“He’s a one-eyed cat peeking in a
seafood store.” Yep that’s more like it
as he appears to only see less than
half the story. He feels the liberal
wing of the 1 percent is the only bit
to be feared. He doesn’t see that the
right wing of the ruling elite out-
spends the liberal wing by several
orders of magnitude. I mean the Koch
brothers and several other entities
that fund the climate deniers move-
ment, the American Legislative
Exchange group (ALEC) and so many
others who see the tea party and the
right wing of the Republican Party as
the beacon of their hopes.
He might just stop by the library
and read one or two of George Soros’
several books on his view of trying
to maintain “Open Societies” free for
discourse on many ideas and not let
the types of folks Mr. McDowell
admires dominate our thinking.
Mike Caggiano
San Mateo
Billionaire bullies
The guest opinion by Mr. John
McDowell is a good attack on the one
percenters who really run this country
(“Billionaire Bullies” in the Jan. 4
issue of the Daily Journal). Where Mr.
McDowell fails to mention the vast
majority of the 1 percenters support
the Republican Party whose voting
efforts supports these people who prof-
it at the expense of the middle class
and the poor. He only attacks the few 1
percenters that are progressive. He
never mentions the Koch brothers or
the elevator company owner who went
to the Supreme Court to freely donate
what ever amounts of his money to his
favorite Republican politicians.
As like most Republicans, Mr.
McDowell is dealing with half truths
and is the pot that calling the kettle
black. Which of the two political par-
ties defended tax cuts for the rich?
Raymond DeMattei
San Carlos
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Josh Boak
and Sam Hananel
WASHINGTON — A cutoff of
benefits for the long-term unem-
ployed has left more than 1.3 mil-
lion Americans with a stressful
What now?
Without their unemployment
checks, many will abandon what
had been a futile search and will no
longer look for a job — an exodus
that could dwarf the 347,000
Americans who stopped seeking
work in December. Beneficiaries
have been required to look for
work to receive unemployment
Some who lost their benefits say
they’ll begin an early and
unplanned retirement. Others will
pile on debt to pay for school and
an eventual second career. Many
will likely lean on family, friends
and other government programs
to get by.
They’re people like Stan
Osnowitz, a 67-year-old electri-
cian in Baltimore who lost his
state unemployment benefits of
$430 a week. The money put gaso-
line in his car to help him look for
Osnowitz says a continuation of
his benefits would have enabled
his job search to continue into
spring, when construction activi-
ty usually increases and more elec-
trical jobs become available.
He says he’s sought low-paid
work at stores like Lowe’s or Home
Depot. But he acknowledges that
at his age, the prospect of a mini-
mum-wage job is depressing.
“I have two choices,” Osnowitz
says. “I can take a job at
McDonald’s or something and
give up everything I’ve studied
and everything I’ve worked for and
all the experience that I have. Or I
can go to retirement.”
Unemployment benefits were
extended as a federal emergency
move during the 2008 financial
crisis at a time of rising unem-
ployment. The benefits have gone
to millions who had exhausted
their regular state unemployment
checks, typically after six
months. Last month, the extend-
ed-benefits program was allowed
to expire, a casualty of deficit-
minded lawmakers who argue that
the government can’t afford to
fund it indefinitely and that unem-
ployment benefits do little to put
people back to work.
The duration of the federal bene-
fits has varied from state to state
up to 47 weeks. As a result, the
long-term unemployed in Rhode
Island, for example, could receive
a total of 73 weeks — 26 weeks of
regular benefits, plus 47 weeks
from the now-expired federal pro-
Outside Cincinnati, Tammy
Blevins, 57, fears that welfare is
her next step. She was let go as a
machine operator at a printing
plant in May. Her unemployment
check and a small inheritance from
her father helped cover her
$1,000-a-month mortgage and
$650 health insurance premium.
Now, with her benefits cut off and
few openings in manufacturing,
she dreads what could be next.
“I’m going to have to try the
welfare thing, I guess,” Blevins
says. “I don’t know. I’m lost.”
Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options
U.S.President Barack Obama urges Congress to act and extend emergency
unemployment insurance benefits while at an eventat the White House.
By Michael R. Blood
LOS ANGELES — Democrats
across the nation are eager to
make increasing the minimum
wage a defining campaign issue in
2014, but in California a proposal
to boost the pay rate to $12 an
hour is coming from a different
point on the political compass.
Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley multi-
millionaire and registered
Republican who once ran for gov-
ernor and, briefly, U.S. Senate,
wants state voters to endorse the
wage jump that he predicts would
nourish the economy and lift low-
paid workers from dependency on
food stamps and other assistance
bankrolled by taxpayers.
Apush for bigger paychecks for
workers at the lower rungs of the
economic ladder is typically asso-
ciated with Democrats —
President Barack Obama is sup-
porting a bill in Congress that
would elevate the $7.25 federal
minimum to over $10 an hour.
But entrepreneur Unz, 52, is a
former publisher of The American
Conservative magazine with a his-
tory of against-the-grain political
activism that includes pushing a
1998 ballot proposal that disman-
tled California’s bilingual education
system, an idea he later championed
in Colorado and other states.
Two decades ago, as a 32-year-
old, the theoretical-physicist-
turned-software-developer tried to
unseat then-Gov. Pete Wilson, a
fellow Republican. After a long
break on the political sidelines,
Unz’s reappearance has startled
members of both major parties,
and his proposal — if it goes to
voters in November — could
unsettle races from governor to
“He is a wild card in the deck of
California politics,” said Bill
Whalen, a research fellow at
Stanford University’s Hoover
Institution and former Wi l son
speech writer.
Republican National Committee
member Shawn Steel praised Unz
for his 1998 initiative, which
abolished most bilingual educa-
tion programs for students who
speak little, if any, English and
replaced them with English-only
instruction. But Steel predicted a
jump in the minimum wage would
eliminate jobs, penalizing young
people who often hold them.
Unz “is an innovator, he’s
extremely bright and he’s a lone
wolf,” Steel said.
To Unz, who’s spoken out over
the years on issues as varied as
campaign finance to IQ and race,
the proposal simply makes sense.
As drafted, it would increase the
minimum wage in two steps — to
$10 an hour in 2015, and $12 the
following year, which would be
the highest among states at cur-
rent levels.
His push comes as Seattle’s new
mayor, Democrat Ed Murray, has
said he wants workers there to earn
a minimum of $15 an hour, and
after fast-food workers staged
nationwide rallies calling for
higher income.
Unz says taxpayers for too long
have been subsidizing low-wage
paying businesses, since the gov-
ernment pays for food stamps and
other programs those workers
often need to get by. He posits
that the increase — at $12-an-
hour, up from the current $8 —
would lift millions of
Californians out of poverty, drive
up income and sales tax revenue
and save taxpayers billions of dol-
lars, since those workers would no
longer qualify for many welfare
benefit s.
He dismisses the notion that
countless jobs would evaporate,
noting that most of the state’s
lower-wage jobs are in agriculture
and the service sector, which can’t
be easily automated or transported
elsewhere. He believes higher
wages would make the jobs more
attractive to U.S. residents, curtail-
ing a lure for illegal immigration.
For California, among the
world’s 10 largest economies in
2012, the jump “would be a gigan-
tic economic stimulus package,”
Unz said in an interview. He hopes
its passage in the nation’s most
populous state would have a ripple
effect, prompting other states to
increases wages.
Entrepreneur: Boost state wages to $12-an-hour
Gadget Watch: The desk
that tells you to stand up
By Peter Svensson
LAS VEGAS — Sitting down all day is bad for you, or so
doctors say. There’s been a burst of interest in standing
desks, but they’re not that easy to use, and it’s hard to moti-
vate sitters to stand.
Stir, a company founded by a former Apple engineer, says
it has the answer: a table that will nudge you to stand, with a
gentle, one-inch rise and fall of its surface. If you take the
suggestion, the table rises to standing height.
The table is controlled from a color touch screen. It looks
as though someone has hammered an iPhone into the table’s
surface. To change between sitting and standing positions,
you tap it twice. You can program it to make you stand, say,
35 percent of the time. Ahidden heat sensor helps the desk
determine whether you’re there.
The screen also controls the table’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
connections. They don’t do much right now, but the plan is
for the table to connect to your smartphone to track your sit-
ting and standing periods.
One day, it’ll also connect fitness bands such as the Fitbit
to help the table figure out when you should be sitting and
standing. For instance, the FitBit could tell the desk that
you’ve had a tough workout already that morning and let you
sit a bit more than usual, Stir CEO JP Labrosse says.
Now, all we need is a TV couch that reminds people to
OTHER GOODIES: The desk contains power and USB con-
nections in recessed, lidded boxes, so you can charge your
phone straight from the desk, then hide the cable under a lid.
AVAILABILITY: You can order the Stir Kinetic desk now for
$3,890. That’s about three times the price of simple motor-
ized adjustable-height desk. The company expects to start
shipping the tables in February.
THE PEDIGREE: Labrosse was one of the engineers behind
the first iPod. He then co-founded a company that made a sys-
tem that moved solar cells to track the sun.
<<< Page 12, Stanford men and
women pick up basketball win
Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
By Arnie Stapleton
DENVER — Peyton Manning welcomed
Wes Welker back into the lineup with a
touchdown toss and the Denver Broncos nar-
rowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip
from last year, advancing to the AFC cham-
pionship game with a 24-17 win over the
San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
The Broncos (14-3) took a 17-0 lead into
the fourth quarter. Chargers quarterback
Philip Rivers then capitalized on an injury
to cornerback Chris Harris Jr. to stage a
comeback reminiscent of Baltimore’s
shocking win at Denver exactly a year earli-
This time, however, Manning rescued the
Broncos from the brink of another crushing
collapse and sent them into the title game
for the first time in eight seasons.
They’ll host the New England Patriots
(13-4) on Sunday.
Get ready for Brady vs. Manning once
In the most recent matchup of QBs with
Hall of Fame credentials, Tom Brady and the
Patriots rallied past Manning and the visit-
ing Broncos 34-31 in overtime on Nov. 24.
“It’s the Broncos versus the Patriots and
certainly Tom and I have played against each
other a lot,” Manning said after beating San
Diego. “But when you get to the AFC cham-
pionship, it’s about two good teams that
have been through a lot to get there.”
Manning ended a personal three-game
postseason skid in winning for the first time
since leading Indianapolis over the Jets 30-
17 in the AFC championship game on Jan.
24, 2010.
Manning completed 25 of 36 passes for
230 yards and two TDs, numbers that weren’t
quite up to the standards he set during a
record-breaking regular season when he
Broncos advance to AFC championship game
See AFC, Page 16
By Steve Reed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Colin Kaepernick
raced into the end zone, then pretended to
rip open his shirt with both hands imitating
Cam Newton’s Superman touchdown cele-
Three years of frustration had come to a
“Just a little shoutout,” Kaepernick said.
To whom?
“I think you know the answer, ”
Kaepernick said with a grin.
Kaepernick said he “will never forget”
that he was selected in the second round of
the 2011 NFL draft, 35 spots behind
Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner and
the top pick that season.
On Sunday, he outplayed his quarterback
counterpart, throwing one touchdown pass
and running for another score as the San
Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina
Panthers 23-10 to advance to the NFC title
game for the third straight season.
Kaepernick completed 15 of 28 passes for
196 yards in the divisional playoff win,
avenging his worst statistical performance
of the season two months ago against the
“That’s not the first, nor will it be the last
time somebody does that,” Newton said of
Kaepernick’s copycat display before leav-
ing the postgame podium.
Heroic second half sends 49ers to Seattle
See 49ERS, Page 17
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick celebrates a rush-
ing touchdown in the 49ers’ 23-10 victory over the Panthers.
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BOULDER, Colo.— Chiney Ogwumike
has really raised her play over the last
month for Stanford.
The senior forward had 34 points and 16
rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked
Cardinal to an 87-77 win over No. 17
Colorado on Sunday night. It was her sixth
30-point effort in the past seven games.
“We have a great player in Chiney, and
she really battled in there tonight,” said
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer.
Karlie Samuelson had 17 of her 19
points in the first half for the Cardinal
(15-1, 4-0 Pac-12), who improved to 11-4
all-time against the Buffs.
“I thought we had a good first half,”
VanDerveer said. “I think Colorado played
really aggressively. They got us in some
foul trouble, but we had some young peo-
ple step up.”
Jamee Swann had a career-high 20
points and 13 rebounds for her second
career double-double for Colorado (11-3,
1-2). Arielle Roberson added 19 points.
“Jamee was fantastic,” Colorado coach
Linda Lappe said. “She was aggressive, a
tough rebounder and a physical player. At
times she gave Stanford a lot of problems.
I’m really proud of her stepping up and
playing her best game of the year. ”
Stanford shot 51 percent (18-for-35) in
the first half and finished 45 percent (28-
for-62) for the game. Stanford led through-
out but the Buffaloes hung around to the
Colorado got within seven points with
just over a minute to go, but the Cardinal
held on with Mikaela Ruef hitting 3 of 4
foul shots before two free throws by the
Buffs’ Lexy Kresl. Ogwumike added a
jumper with 14 second left to cap the scor-
i ng.
The Cardinal took over the game when
Samuelson entered in the first half and hit
two straight 3-pointers leading to a 10-2
“We knew she was a great shooter,” said
Roberson of Samuelson, “but we continued
to let her get her shots off.”
Samuelson and Roberson were assessed
technical fouls at 1:27 in the first half.
Colorado was without Jasmine Sborov
because of a broken right foot. Sborov had
started all 14 games for the Buffs.
Colorado has now lost four of its last six
games after starting the season 9-0, going
0-3 against ranked teams.
Brittany Wilson had 15 points to sur-
pass the 1,000-point career mark, becom-
ing just the 25th Buff to do so.
Ogwumike leads Stanford in win
By Chris Hansen
EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon coach Dana
Altman wasn’t about to sugar coat the truth,
especially when it was plain to see.
The 17th-ranked Ducks lost their third
straight game Sunday, falling 82-80 to
Stanford, plagued again by poor defense and
“Our guys, their psyche is not good,”
Altman said. “It was a bad week and we’ve
got a lot of work ahead of us.”
Mike Moser scored 24 points to lead
Oregon (13-3, 1-3 Pac-12), which had two
chances to tie the game in the final 8 sec-
onds but Johnathan Loyd missed an uncon-
tested jumper and Dominic Artis had a last-
ditch layup roll off the rim as time expired.
Oregon opened the season 13-0 but hasn’t
won since beating Utah in overtime on Jan.
2. The Ducks have since lost to No. 15
Colorado, California and the Cardinal. They
have allowed an average of 92.6 points in
those games.
“We’ve got to regroup,” Altman said.
“After having a pretty good six-week
stretch, we had an awful eight days here.
We’re still a good basketball team, we’re
still a good offensive team. Our defense and
rebounding, we’ve got to put our guys in a
different position. Not sure what the answer
is, but we have a lot of work ahead of us to
try to get it better, try to make some drastic
changes here to guard a whole lot better. ”
Anthony Brown scored a career-high 24
points for the Cardinal (10-5, 1-2).
Brown made his first attempt from the field
Sunday — a game-tying 3-pointer just 2:24
into the game — and didn’t miss until the
second half. He made his first seven shots
and 10 of 12 overall.
Chasson Randle had 23 points for the
Cardinal, who beat their second ranked team
this season, something they hadn’t accom-
plished since 2009.
Stanford led 41-37 at halftime and didn’t
lose the lead in the second half, though
Oregon pulled within two points following
3-pointers on four straight possessions —
three by Moser — that made it 64-62 with
11:38 to play.
The Ducks again cut their deficit to one
possession following a jumper by Loyd that
made it 77-74 with 2:12 to play, but Brown
answered with a long jumper.
Randle, who was coming off a 30-point
performance in Thursday’s loss at Oregon
State, was 8 of 14 from the field. Dwight
Powell also had 14 points and six assists for
the Cardinal.
Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said he
saw a different team Sunday than what he
saw in Thursday’s loss.
“You could see it in their eyes right from
the start,” Dawkins said.
Stanford men beat No. 17 Oregon
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MLB witness outlines A-Rod’s
PED program on 60 Minutes
NEW YORK — Major League
Baseball’s key witness in its case
against Alex Rodriguez said he
designed and administered an elab-
orate doping program for the 14-
time All-Star starting in 2010.
Anthony Bosch, the owner of
the now shuttered Florida anti-
aging clinic, Biogenesis, said in a
“60 Minutes” interview aired on
CBS on Sunday night that
Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per
month to provide him with an
assortment of banned drugs that
included testosterone and human
growth hormone.
Rob Manfred, the chief operat-
ing officer of Major League
Baseball, said during the program
that Bosch chose to cooperate in
the investigation because he feared
for his life.
MLB’s suspension of Rodriguez
was reduced on Saturday by an arbi-
trator from 211 games to 162, plus
all playoff games next season.
Commissioner Bud Selig, who
did not testify during the slugger’s
appeal, defended the largest sus-
pension ever handed out under the
Joint Drug Agreement.
“In my judgment his actions
were beyond comprehension,”
Selig said on the show. “I think
211 games was a very fair penal-
t y. ”
Bosch said he began working
with Rodriguez five days before the
New York Yankees third baseman
hit his 600th career home run.
By Ronald Blum
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez
was dealt the most severe punish-
ment in the history of baseball’s
drug agreement when an arbitrator
ruled the New York Yankees third
baseman is suspended for the entire
2014 season as a result of a drug
investigation by Major League
The decision by arbitrator Fredric
Horowitz on Saturday cut the sus-
pension issued Aug. 5 by baseball
Commissioner Bud Selig from 211
games to this year’s entire 162-
game regular-season schedule plus
any postseason games. The three-
time American League Most
Valuable Player will lose just over
$22 million of his $25 million
Rodriguez vowed to continue his
fight in federal court to reverse the
“It’s virtually impossible. The
arbitration will stand. I think it’s
almost inconceivable that a federal
court would overturn it,” said for-
mer baseball Commissioner Fay
Vincent, a graduate of Yale Law
School. “The arbitration is itself
an appeal from the commissioner’s
judgment. How many appeals do
you go?”
Rodriguez is the most high-pro-
file player ensnared by baseball’s
drug rules, which were first agreed
to in 2002 as management and
union attempted to combat the use
of steroids and other performance-
enhancing drugs. In sustaining
more than three-quarters of Selig’s
initial penalty, Horowitz’s deci-
sion will be widely viewed as a vic-
tory for the 79-year-old Selig, who
has ruled baseball since 1992 and
says he intends to retire in January
A 14-time All-Star, Rodriguez
has been baseball’s highest-paid
player under a $275 million, 10-
year contract. He has spent parts of
the last six seasons on the disabled
list and will be 39 years old when
he is eligible to return to the field
in 2015. He is signed with the
Yankees through the 2017 season.
Rodriguez admitted five years ago
he used performance-enhancing
drugs while with Texas from 2001-
03 but has denied using them since.
He already sued MLB and Selig in
October, claiming they are engaged
in a “witch hunt” against him.
“The number of games sadly
comes as no surprise, as the deck
has been stacked against me from
day one,” Rodriguez said in a state-
ment. “This is one man’s decision,
that was not put before a fair and
impartial jury, does not involve me
having failed a single drug test, is
at odds with the facts and is incon-
sistent with the terms of the Joint
Drug Agreement and the Basic
Agreement, and relies on testimo-
ny and documents that would never
have been allowed in any court in
the United States because they are
false and wholly unreliable.”
The Major League Baseball
Players Association had filed a
grievance last summer saying the
discipline was without “just cause.”
The 65-year-old Horowitz, a
California-based lawyer who
became the sport’s independent
arbitrator in 2012, heard the case
over 12 sessions from Sept. 30
until Nov. 21. Technically, he
chaired a three-man arbitration
panel that included MLB Chief
Operating Officer Rob Manfred and
union General Counsel Dave
Prouty. The written opinion was
not made public.
In Rodriguez’s only partial victo-
ry, Horowitz ruled he is entitled to
21-183rds, or about 11.5 percent,
of his salary this year, a person
familiar with the decision said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity because the decision
was not made public.
ARod Brief
No Alex Rodriguez in 2014
An arbitrator ruled New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez cannot play
at all during the 2014 Major League Baseball season.
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Tim Booth
SEATTLE — In the afterglow of advancing
to the NFC championship game, Russell
Wilson patrolled the Seattle Seahawks lock-
er room making sure the message was still
clear to his teammates.
“We haven’t done anything yet,” Wilson
said. “That’s our goal, we have 60 minutes
of football left. I was talking to some of the
guys in the locker room, I was talking to
Coach Carroll, I was just kind of sitting
there. You have 60 minutes left of football,
60 minutes of your life, the best 60 minutes
that you can possibly play, and then you
play in the Super Bowl.”
The Seahawks are one step from the Super
Bowl because in the NFC divisional playoff
game against New Orleans on Saturday they
leaned on the principles Pete Carroll put in
place in the infancy of his arrival in Seattle.
The Seahawks have been about running
the football and playing defense first and
foremost, well before Wilson arrived or
Percy Harvin was acquired.
It was of little surprise that Marshawn
Lynch kept getting carries and Seattle used
another swarming defensive effort against
Drew Brees and New Orleans’ potent offense
in Saturday’s 23-15 victory. It was a blus-
tery, nasty day where those traits Carroll
values so deeply were brought to the fore-
Lynch finished with a franchise playoff
record 140 yards rushing and both of
Seattle’s touchdowns.
“This is exactly why you make a commit-
ment to be a balanced offense and a balanced
football team, so that when you have these
kinds of opportunities and situations that
you can play D, you can stick with your
kicking game and come through and you can
run the football,” Carroll said. “I think it
was really a great look.”
Seattle will host San Francisco next
Sunday in the NFC championship game
with the possibility of advancing to
the Super Bowl for the second time in
franchise history. Seattle’s only Super
Bowl trip came in the 2005 playoff s
when it routed Carolina in the NFC champi-
onship game at home.
It will be the third meeting this season
between the division rivals, with each team
winning on their home field. Seattle won
29-3 in December and San Francisco earned
a 19-17 victory in December.
“It feels awesome, but this doesn’t mean
anything if we don’t win next week,”
Seattle fullback Michael Robinson said.
Even though he again was one of the top
running backs in the league, Lynch’s regular
season lacked consistency. Much of that
was due to blocking struggles by Seattle’s
offensive line, but something clicked
against the Saints and the Seahawks kept
turning to their bruising back.
Lynch had 69 yards in the first half,
including his 15-yard touchdown run that
gave Seattle a 13-0 lead early in the second
But it was his 31-yard touchdown run with
2:40 left that provided the capper for
Seattle. The 1- and 2-yard runs from earlier
in the game finally popped with Lynch’s TD
run that left CenturyLink Field shaking
“I just stayed with what we were calling
and just believed in my team,” Lynch said.
Seattle’s final numbers defensively won’t
look astounding even though they stymied
Brees and the Saints offense for much of the
Seattle avoids being bit by lower seed
Marshon Lynch ran for 140 yards and two
touchdowns in Seattle’s win.
By Howard Ulman
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New
England Patriots are back in the AFC cham-
pionship game because of a dominant run-
ning attack and an opportunistic defense.
Oh yeah, and Tom Brady too.
You know, the guy who filled in as the
holder on extra points when the starter got
In a game in which he became the first
player to reach 6,000 yards passing in the
postseason, Brady’s main offensive roles
were to adjust play calls at the line of scrim-
mage and hand the ball off.
New England rushed for 234 yards and
beat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 Saturday
night to advance to next Sunday’s game in
Denver. The top-seeded Broncos moved on
with a 24-17 win over the San Diego
Chargers on Sunday.
The second-seeded Patriots (13-4) got a
73-yard touchdown run from LeGarrette
Blount and had four interceptions against
Andrew Luck.
“The way our defense is getting the ball
for us and, really, what we’ve done the last
three or four weeks (with) the running game
has just been awesome,” Brady said.
“Hopefully, we can do it next week, too.”
And if he has to hold again for Stephen
Gostkowski? Well, at least he has some
Punter and holder Ryan Allen hurt his
shoulder when he raced back after the ball
was snapped over his head late in the second
quarter. It resulted in a safety and the loss of
Allen for the game.
When Stevan Ridley scored on a 3-yard
run with 6:18 left in the third quarter, the
Patriots went for a 2-point conversion.
Ridley ran the ball in for a 29-15 lead.
“The holder was no factor at all. We were
perfectly comfortable with Tom doing the
holding,” coach Bill Belichick said Sunday.
“It was more just the strategic plan of either
being up by 13 or being up by 14.”
Brady did get two chances to hold on extra
points after fourth-quarter touchdowns and,
as usual, came through.
He said that the last time he held on extra
points was in the 2000 Orange Bowl for
Michigan. Michigan won 35-34 when
Alabama’s try for an extra point in overtime
failed. Brady also threw four touchdown
passes in that game.
“Maybe I’ll try renegotiating my contract
or something for doing more work,” he
joked after Saturday night’s win. “I don’t
even do it in practice. They said, ‘Get in
there and do it,’ and I said, ‘What do I say?’
But we figured it out.”
Gostkowski said Brady does practice
holding, just not every week.
“He’s not as fine-tuned as Ryan is, but he
did a good job,” the kicker said.
Brady even pulled off a surprise punt on
third down in New England’s previous
game, a 34-20 win over Buffalo in the regu-
lar-season finale.
Run game, defense send Patriots to AFC title game
LeGarrette Blount and Tom Brady celebrate a
New England Patriots touchdown.
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Toronto 96, Brooklyn 80
New York 102, Philadelphia 92
Detroit 110, Phoenix 108
Chicago 103, Charlotte 97
Oklahoma City 101, Milwaukee 85
Dallas 110, New Orleans 107
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Detroit 46 20 16 10 50 118 127
Toronto 47 22 20 5 49 128 143
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Florida 45 17 21 7 41 105 139
Buffalo 44 13 26 5 31 77 121
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Washington 45 22 16 7 51 136 135
N.Y. Rangers 47 24 20 3 51 118 124
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New Jersey 47 19 18 10 48 108 117
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San Francisco at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)
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MLB ARBITRATION PANEL — Reduced the suspen-
sion of N.Y. Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez from 211
games to 162.
National League
RHP Stephen Strasburg on a one-year contract.
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed F James Nunnally to a
10-day contract.
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS — Named Bryan Cox defensive
line coach.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed RB Joe McKnight,
LB Jordan Campbell, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, DT
Dominique Hamilton, OT R.J.Dill, DB Jerron McMil-
lian and DE Brandon Moore.
National Hockey League
BUFFALO SABRES — Activated F Cody Hodgson
from injured reserve. Recalled D Brayden McNabb
from Rochester (AHL). Sent D Rasmus Ristolainen
and LW Johan Larsson to Rochester. Loaned C
Mikhail Grigorenko to Quebec (QMJHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F J.T. Miller to
Hartford (AHL). Reassigned G Scott Stajcer from
Greenville (ECHL) to Hartford.
ST.LOUIS BLUES — Signed F Ryan Reaves to a four-
year contract.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Reassigned C Michael
Latta to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
waivers from Abbotsford.
ECHL — Suspended Idaho F Brett Robinson one
game and fined him an undisclosed amount.
Grimshaw to Rochester (AHL).
PENN STATE — Named James Franklin football
By Rachel Coen
BOSTON — The names on the
U.S. Olympic figure skating team
were still supposed to be a secret,
so Ashley Wagner slipped under
the stands to cry.
Hours after a performance she
described as a “tearful little wimp
out on the ice,” the two-time
national champion was picked to
go to the Sochi Games.
She finished a distant fourth at
the U.S. Championships on
Saturday night, and only three
American women make the
Olympics. But this event isn’t the
only criteria U.S. Figure Skating
takes into account.
“If you look at Ashley Wagner’s
record and performance, she’s got
the top credentials of any of our
female athletes,” said the organi-
zation’s president, Patricia St.
And so the third-place finisher,
Mirai Nagasu, was passed over
Sunday. Fifteen-year-old Polina
Edmunds, who was second, was
selected even though she has
never competed in an internation-
al senior event.
Nagasu has some pretty impres-
sive credentials herself — she was
fourth at the 2010 Games as a 16-
year-old. But U.S. Figure
Skating’s selection guidelines
consider only the past year, and
Nagasu had mostly struggled until
a resurgent performance at nation-
Silent all day, Nagasu appeared
as scheduled for her performance
in the Sunday night exhibition
that always follows major events.
Her eyes welled up as she took her
spot on the ice, and the crowd rose
to its feet as she choked back the
After her program, she wiped
away more tears as she skated off
to another standing ovation.
Nagasu declined to speak to
reporters afterward. St. Peter said
Nagasu had inquired about the
appeals process but had yet to sub-
mit one.
U.S. Figure Skating does take
into account the technical difficul-
ty of skaters’ programs, and that
might have been what clinched the
preternaturally poised Edmunds’
spot on the team.
“Even though it is my senior
debut, I think I am senior-level, so
it doesn’t really matter if it’s a
debut or not,” she said.
The one no-brainer was Gracie
Gold, who won her first U.S. title
Saturday in a runaway.
Wagner finished fifth at the
world championships and won the
bronze medal at the Grand Prix
Final, the next most important
events in the selection criteria
after this year’s nationals.
“I’m happy that my federation
was able to see beyond one bad
skate,” she said through tears once
the announcement became official.
But, oh, was it a bad one.
Wagner fell twice and failed to
cleanly land two other triple
jumps in Saturday’s long program.
Afterward, she mouthed, “I’m
sorry” to her mother.
“I was overwhelmed from the big
lights and the big show,” she said.
Wagner insists that won’t hap-
pen again in Sochi, with the pres-
sure off by making the Olympic
“I’m not that skater that every-
one saw last night,” Wagner said.
“I’m a fierce competitor. I’m tough
as nails.”
There was no way she was going
Wagner makes U.S.
figure skating team
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established new benchmarks with
55 TD throws and 5,447 yards
through the air.
But it was windy and the
Broncos were intent on establish-
ing the run and controlling the
clock. San Diego had Manning
and his high-octane offense cool-
ing their cleats on the sideline for
more than 38 minutes in both of
their meetings during the regular
season, when both teams won on
the road.
Denver had the ball for 35 min-
utes, 27 seconds in this game, to
San Diego’s 24:33.
After gaining just 18 yards on
the ground against San Diego last
month, the Broncos ran for 133
yards, including 82 by Knowshon
Moreno, whose 3-yard TD run put
them ahead 24-7 with 8:12 left.
After that, things got interest-
i ng.
Quentin Jammer, who gave up
San Diego’s first TD, a 16-yarder
to Keenen Allen early in the
fourth quarter, surrendered a 49-
yard catch by Allen on fourth-and-
5 from the San Diego 25 with
seven minutes left.
That led to Allen’s second TD,
also from 16 yards out, that
pulled the Chargers to 24-14 with
5:43 left.
Eric Decker then made his third
big blunder of the day, flubbing
the onside kick, which San Diego
Nick Novak’s 30-yard field goal
with 3:53 pulled the Chargers
(10-8) to within a touchdown.
Novak followed with a pooch
kick, and Trindon Holliday
secured the ball at the Denver 27
with 3:51 left. Manning convert-
ed two third-down throws to tight
end Julius Thomas, the first one a
nifty 21-yarder on third-and-17
from his 20 and then a third-and-6
from his 45-yard line.
Then, on third-and-1, Moreno
burst up the middle for 5 yards
with a minute left and the offen-
sive linemen high-fived each
All Manning had to do at that
point was take a knee — just like
he did last year at the end of regu-
lation after Jacoby Jones had
hauled in Joe Flacco’s 70-yard
desperation throw with 31 sec-
onds left to tie the game.
In that game, coach John Fox
ordered Manning to take a knee
even though he had three time-
outs left so he could take his
chances in overtime. And the
Broncos lost 38-35 in double
Those boos were replaced by
cheers in this game, the scowls
by smiles.
Allen finished with six catches
for 142 yards as the Chargers lost
for the first time in six weeks.
The Broncos took a 14-0 half-
time lead that could have easily
been 21-0 if not for blunders by
Decker, who tripped with no
defender near him at the San
Diego 30-yard line after a 47-yard
punt return.
Then, on third-and-goal from
the 4, Manning hit him with a
perfect pass as he cut across the
back of the end zone, but it
bounced off his chest and into the
arms of linebacker Donald Butler
with 30 seconds left.
Manning threw up his arms in
disbelief after his first red zone
interception of the season — fol-
lowing 39 red-zone TDs.
Thomas also had a turnover, but
it wasn’t that costly as Novak
slipped and his foot hit the
ground on a 53-yard field goal try
that was short and wide left.
Continued from page 11
Peyton Manning, 18, attempts a pass in Denver’s 24-17 win over the
Chargers.The Broncos will play the Patriots for a trip to Super Bowl 48.
San Diego 0 0 0 17 —17
Denver 7 7 3 7 — 24
First Quarter
Den—D.Thomas 2 pass from Manning (Prater
kick), 2:25.
Second Quarter
Den—Welker 3 pass from Manning (Prater kick),
Third Quarter
Den—FG Prater 45, 9:35.
Fourth Quarter
SD—Allen 16 pass from Rivers (Novak kick),12:59.
Den—Moreno 3 run (Prater kick), 8:12.
SD—Allen 16 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 5:43.
SD—FG Novak 30, 3:53.
SD Den
First downs 13 26
Total Net Yards 259 363
Rushes-yards 18-65 34-133
Passing 194 230
Punt Returns 0-0 3-66
Kickoff Returns 0-0 3-77
Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 18-27-0 25-36-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 4-23 0-0
Punts 4-51.8 0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 8-63 6-50
Time of Possession 24:33 35:27
RUSHING—San Diego,Woodhead 9-29,Mathews
5-26,Rivers 3-10,R.Brown 1-0.Denver,Moreno 23-
82, Ball 10-52, Manning 1-(minus 1).
PASSING—San Diego,Rivers 18-27-0-217.Denver,
Manning 25-36-1-230.
RECEIVING—San Diego, Allen 6-142, R.Brown 4-
18, Woodhead 3-10, Gates 2-10, Green 2-7, Royal
1-30. Denver, D.Thomas 8-54, J.Thomas 6-76,
Welker 6-38, Decker 2-32, Caldwell 1-15, Moreno
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Anquan Boldin had eight catches for 136
yards and Frank Gore ran for 84 yards on 17
carries for the 49ers (14-4), who will visit
Seattle next Sunday looking for a return trip
to the Super Bowl.
“I think we’re the two teams that every-
body was looking at from the beginning,”
Kaepernick said. “It’s going to be a knock-
down, drag-out game.”
The 49ers will have their hands full.
San Francisco (14-4) split two games
with the Seahawks this season, but lost 29-
3 at CenturyLink Field in September.
The 49ers were missing receiver Michael
Crabtree in that lopsided loss. Crabtree
only had three catches for 26 yards against
Carolina, but Boldin said he drew plenty of
double teams that allowed him to get open.
“That’s the great thing about our team —
we have weapons all around,” Boldin said.
“You try to take one guy out and you still
have two or three guys left who can make
big plays.”
The 49ers held Newton in check, inter-
cepting him twice and sacking him five
times while stopping the Panthers (12-5)
twice on the 1-yard line in the first half.
Newton finished with 267 yards passing
and had 54 yards on 10 carries, but the
Panthers only found the end zone once —
on a 31-yard TD strike to Steve Smith.
It was a rough playoff debut for Newton.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks stopped
Newton on a fourth-down sneak early in the
second. Later, Brooks vaulted over the line
and past Newton — he was called for off-
sides, but the 49ers showed the Panthers it
wouldn’t be easy.
“Terrible ending to a great season,”
Newton said.
Almost fittingly, he misfired into the end
zone on the final play of the game.
Kaepernick was held to 91 yards passing,
16 yards rushing and sacked six times in the
first meeting with Carolina, a 10-9 loss at
Candlestick Park.
But he played efficient football Sunday.
“We had to get settled down,” Kaepernick
said. “We came out, they did some unortho-
dox things against us. We settled down, we
got into our rhythm, we started making
San Francisco led 13-10 at the half when
Kaepernick scored midway through in the
third quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run off a
read option.
The Panthers couldn’t answer, failing to
score in the second half.
The 49ers took a 13-10 lead into the lock-
er room after Vernon Davis caught a 1-yard
touchdown pass in the back of the end zone
from Kaepernick with 5 seconds left in the
first half.
Davis was initially ruled out of the end
zone on a play where 49ers coach Jim
Harbaugh raced on to the field, drawing a 15-
yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Harbaugh said he wasn’t disputing the
catch, but rather that the play clock contin-
ued to run after the play.
All turned out fine for the 49ers though, as
officials overturned the call ruling Davis
dragged his left foot and scored.
Television replays showed the 49ers had
12 men in the huddle with backup tight end
Vance McDonald racing to the sidelines
before the ball was snapped. Referee Carl
Cheffers defended the call telling a pool
reporter the ball hadn’t been spotted —
although Fox television replays seem to
indicate otherwise.
Continued from page 11
49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, bottom, records one of five sacks of Carolina quarterback
Cam Newton in San Francisco’s 23-10 victory Sunday afternoon.
San Francisco 6 7 7 3 — 23
Carolina 0 10 0 0 — 10
First Quarter
SF—FG Dawson 49, 9:12.
SF—FG Dawson 33, 4:33.
Second Quarter
Car—S.Smith 31 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 13:40.
Car—FG Gano 24, 3:41.
SF—V.Davis 1 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), :05.
Third Quarter
SF—Kaepernick 4 run (Dawson kick), 8:53.
Fourth Quarter
SF—FG Dawson 34, 7:35.
SF Car
First downs 21 18
Total Net Yards 315 325
Rushes-yards 34-126 24-93
Passing 189 232
Punt Returns 0-0 2-27
Kickoff Returns 0-0 4-78
Interceptions Ret. 2-17 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 15-30-0 16-25-2
Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 5-35
Punts 2-47.5 2-42.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 5-40 8-73
Time of Possession 29:55 30:05
RUSHING—San Francisco,Gore 17-84,Hunter 9-27,Kaeper-
nick 8-15. Carolina, Newton 10-54,Tolbert 8-20, D.Williams
5-13, LaFell 1-6.
1-0-0, Lee 0-1-0-0. Carolina, Newton 16-25-2-267.
RECEIVING—San Francisco, Boldin 8-136, Crabtree 3-26,
Patton 1-23, Gore 1-8, Tukuafu 1-2, V.Davis 1-1. Carolina,
Ginn Jr. 4-104, S.Smith 4-74, Olsen 4-55, LaFell 4-34.
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Of the total, charges have been filed in four
cases, said District Attorney Steve
The annual homicide compiled by the
District Attorney’s Office is slightly differ-
ent than that of Coroner Robert Foucrault
due to the labeling of vehicular manslaugh-
ter cases. Wagstaffe counts those cases in
the total if his office files murder charges.
Foucrault typically does not but did make an
exception for a March collision that killed a
mother and two sons and injured one boy’s
girlfriend after a driver leaving an earlier hit-
and-run crashed into their vehicle.
“It’s a little different there because there
was some intent with his fleeing an earlier
crime,” Foucrault said.
By both accounts, however, the county’s
first 2013 homicide was the Jan. 14 shooting
that killed 24-year-old Jonathan Alcazar and
wounded another on the 2600 block of
Illinois Street. Police said eight to 17 shots
were fired.
Two weeks later on Jan. 26, 21-year-old
Lamont Coleman was found with multiple
gunshot wounds by officers responding to a
ShotSpotter activation in the area of Capitol
Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gerado Oseguera, 22, was fatally shot
March 1 in a drive-by while standing in a
yard on the 500 block of Runymede Avenue
in East Palo Alto that also injured a boy.
The next day on March 2, Josefa Osorio
Acevedo, 50, and her sons Amado Osorio
Acevedo, 23, and Josue Osorio, 14, were
killed when an allegedly intoxicated Denis
Pereria Demacedo, 29, slammed his vehicle
into their car while fleeing from another
accident. The crash also injured Amado
Acevedo’s girlfriend. Prosecutors charged
Demacedo with three counts of second-
degree murder among other felonies because
of how many died, his heavy drinking prior
to the crash and his being on probation for
drunk driving at the time.
Both Wagstaffe and Foucrault count the
fatal crash among their homicide totals.
Redwood City got its only homicide of the
year on April 26 when 72-year-old Sandra
Padgett’s husband, John, shot her to death in
their Carleton Court home and then shot
himself in the head. John Padgett, 69, sur-
vived the shooting initially but died three
days later. Sandra Padgett was the longtime
director of college counseling at The Harker
School in San Jose. Police believed health
problems was a likely factor behind the mur-
On April 26, the body of 36-year-old
Cecilia Zamora was found in a Pacifica apart-
ment complex storage area on Gateway
Drive. Zamora, who had gone missing from
San Bruno in mid-February, was determined
to have been shot in the back of the head but
the exact location and time of that death is
unknown. Her boyfriend, Albert Antonio
Trejo, 49, is charged with her murder.
Two days later, back in East Palo Alto,
Jose Caballero-Diaz, 21, and another man
were shot on Euclid Street at about 12:30
a.m. April 28. Caballero-Diaz, of Menlo
Park, died at Stanford Medical Center.
On April 29, Barney Hanepen, 48, was
severely beaten outside the Lariat Tavern and
died May 2. Prosecutors have charged
Joseph Patrick Kaufman, of San Carlos, with
his murder. The two men were reportedly
drinking separately at the bar and got into a
physical fight over Hanepen’s female
friend. Hanepen was lost consciousness
from multiple broken bones and brain bleed-
ing and remained hospitalized in critical
condition until his death.
On May 19, 15-year-old Jose Quinonez of
East Palo Alto and two other boys were shot
in the 2800 block of Fordham Street.
Quinonez, a Woodside High School student,
had multiple wounds and died at the scene.
The other two, 15 and 16, were treated and a
fourth teen was uninjured.
Police reported the four boys had been sit-
ting together inside a car when someone
approached and fired several rounds into the
vehicle, police said.
Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene,
possibly in a waiting gray or silver sedan.
June and much of July passed without a
homicide but on July 24 Lucas Paul
Rodriguez, 30, was fatally shot in East Palo
Alto. Police responding to a ShotSpotter
activation in the 400 block of Larskpur
Avenue about 3:20 p.m. found Rodriguez
dead of multiple gunshot wounds in the dri-
ver’s seat of a vehicle. Investigators say
witnesses saw him approached by unknown
suspects who fired multiple rounds in the
vehicle and that a suspicious male was seen
running through Martin Luther King Park
after the shooting, wearing a red hat and a
white shirt.
East Palo Alto got its only fatal stabbing
of the year Aug. 13 when Philomena
Ashford-Anderson, 47, was killed. Her
boyfriend, Richard Slaughter, 48, volun-
teered to police where to find her body inside
a Newell Road apartment after his arrest on
suspicion of drunk driving following a crash
into two parked cars. She had been stabbed
several times with a kitchen knife.
A week later in East Palo Alto, Raymond
Lewen-Phipps, 19, was fatally shot Aug. 20
while parked in front of a residence. Police
found him slumped over in the driver’s side
of a vehicle on the 2500 block of Emmett
Way and he died at Stanford Medical Center.
On Sept. 4, three men allegedly invaded a
San Mateo home on Lodi Avenue with plans
to rob the occupants. In the ensuing gun-
fight, one of the suspects, Bryant Ma, was
shot as was a 24-year-old occupant. Ma’s
alleged accomplices, Bunn Vo and Edwin
Lee, drove him to a Santa Clara hospital
where he died Sept. 5 and they now stand
charged with his murder under California’s
felony murder law because of their participa-
tion in an inherently dangerous crime.
More than a month passed before the
county’s final confirmed homicide Oct. 22. A
San Bruno police officer shot and killed
Ryan Solanga. Solanga, a 25-year-old San
Francisco resident, was allegedly driving a
stolen car that an officer attempted to pull
over in the early yours. Salonga allegedly
did not yield, instead driving into a dead-end
street and U-turning to drive at the officer
who fired. Solanga died and his passenger
was arrested.
The District Attorney’s Office is still
investigating the shooting to determine if it
was justified.
Prosecutors are also still reviewing a dou-
ble-fatal crash that could add to the office’s
numbers if elevated to murder charges. On
Oct. 24, Balbir and Kamal Singh were killed
by a driver as they walked their dog on
Chilco Street in Menlo Park. The driver,
Marjorie Reitzell, of Redwood City, was on
probation for a 2012 DUI conviction when
she allegedly hit the couple, ran over a cen-
ter divider and hit a second car carrying
teenagers. Reitzell, 54, had reportedly been
drinking heavily all day and has previous
drug-related convictions.
The difference in calculating the homicide
totals also determines if 2013 numbers were
just barely over or under the previous year.
In 2012, prosecutors counted 15 homi-
cides and Foucrault listed 11. Again, the
majority were in East Palo Alto which inter-
estingly also marked the county’s first
homicide of the 2012 year on Jan. 14 — the
same as in 2013.
Both the past two years are a drop from
2011 when the county had 18 homicides and
far from the 1992 peak with 60 homicides
overall and 45 in East Palo Alto.
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By Derrik J. Lang
Survivor” triumphed at the week-
end box office.
The patriotic Navy SEAL drama
starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor
Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben
Foster smashed expectations to
earn $38.5 million domestically
in its first weekend in wide release,
according to studio estimates
The Universal film directed by
“Friday Night Lights” and
“Battleship” filmmaker Peter Berg
is based on Marcus Luttrell’s mem-
oir about a dangerous mission his
Navy SEAL team embarked on in
Afghanistan in 2005.
“We’re thrilled for us, the film-
makers and Marcus, who — as
brave as a man as he is — contin-
ues to be brave in telling this true
story,” said Nikki Rocco, head of
distribution for Universal. “It’s an
amazing result. What’s most grat-
ifying about this is that it’s been
endorsed by every quadrant of the
movie-going audience: young,
old, male, female.”
Rocco said “Lone Survivor” per-
formed particularly well in middle
America. The movie’s launch
marks the second biggest opening
for a film in January, after the
$40.1 million debut of the mon-
ster movie “Cloverfield” in 2008.
“We had an inkling it’d do well
when it opened in limited release
in December, but projections had
it coming in between $17 million
to $28 million,” said Paul
Dergarabedian, senior media ana-
lyst for box-office tracker
Rentrak. “Nothing had it coming
close to $40 million.”
In its eighth weekend, Disney’s
icy animated tale “Frozen” stayed
cool in the No. 2 spot, earning
$15 million and bringing its
domestic total to $317 million,
passing Disney Animation’s $312
million record set by “The Lion
King” in 1994. “Frozen” also
topped the international box
office with $27.8 million from 50
international markets.
Paramount’s controversial “The
Wolf of Wall Street” scored No. 3 in
its third weekend, earning $9 mil-
lion and boosting its total domes-
tic haul to $78.6 million. The
hedonistic tycoon drama directed
by Martin Scorsese stars Leonardo
DiCaprio as reckless stock broker
Jordan Belfort. The film earned an
additional $10 million from 17
international territories.
Lionsgate’s “The Legend of
Hercules,” the weekend’s only
other major release, tied Sony’s
“American Hustle” for the No. 4
position, with both films earning
$8.6 million, according to studio
“American Hustle,” whose
domestic total now stands at
$101.5 million, also earned an
extra $5.2 million this weekend
from four international territories.
The con-artist caper leads the
nominees at Sunday’s Golden
Globes alongside “12 Years a
Slave” with seven nods each.
Several other awards contenders
expanded into wide release this
weekend ahead of the Hollywood
Foreign Press Association’s
glitzy ceremony, including the
Weinstein Co.’s “August: Osage
County” at No. 6 with $7.3 mil-
lion, Warner Bros.’ “Her” at No.
10 with $5.4 million and CBS
Films’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” at
No. 14 with $1.9 million.
Overseas, Universal’s animated
sequel “Despicable Me 2” earned
$13.8 million alone in China,
where it opened this weekend
seven months after its initial
release. The original animated
film featuring the voice of Steve
Carrell was not released in China.
‘Lone Survivor’ seals top spot at box office
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In December, Dance Theatre Workshop 2, a
small local dance studio had the privilege
to perform and dance down Main Street
USA in Disneyland for the eighth year. The
performers were Audrey and Christine Cho,
Alyssa and Sabrina Collaco, Hannah Engel,
Kylie Faulhaber, Ellie Feder, Lia Gee, Angie
Golhofer, Kaitlin Lim, Marlo Martindale,
Selena Quintana, Mackenzie Quon, Kayla
Sauceda, Alyssa Smith, Mia Torres, Bethany
and Lindsey Wong and Makenna Zahursky.
Teachers: Alana Tipton and Melanie Peponis.
Patrick Bush and Laurie Holm,
of Redwood City, of gave birth to a
baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City Dec. 24, 2013.
Elliot and Theresa Shel ton, of
San Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy
at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City
Dec. 24, 2013.
Chri st opher Sweetland and
Jes s i ca Vanden Heuvel, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby
boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Dec. 25, 2013.
Joseph and Megan Carver,
of Redwood City, gave birth to a
baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City Dec. 26, 2013.
Bri an Wenzel and Sarah
JonesWe nz e l, of Redwood City,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Dec. 28,
Phi l l i p and Yauri Dalencour, of
Mountain View, gave birth to a baby
boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Dec. 29, 2013.
Benjamin and Anna D’Angel o,
of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby
boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Dec. 30, 2013.
Chad and Kristin Lencioni, of
Atherton, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City
Dec. 31, 2013.
Ryan and Kathryn Bermudez,
of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby
girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Jan. 2, 2014.
Osbaldo Padilla and Chery l
Anne Guarin, of Santa Clara, gave
birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Jan. 2,
Rodolfo Rojas and Cristina
DeLeon, of Redwood City, gave
birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Jan. 3,
Edgar and
Taku Cort ez, of Redwood City, gave
birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Jan. 3,
Morgan and Samantha
Dollard, of Belmont, gave birth to a
baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City Jan. 4, 2014.
Mi chael and Chri sti na
Smedegaard, of San Mateo, gave
birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Jan. 4,
Adam and Kendall Klein, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby
girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Jan. 6, 2014.
Timothy and Anna Thurman, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby
girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Jan. 7, 2014.
Dancing at Disney
Foster City Rotarians Rich Mozzini and Jeff Brown are ready to deliver over 45 bags of coats, sweaters,
and blankets to Samaritan House for distribution to those in need.
Rotarians providing warmth
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Lara Jakes
and Lori Hinnant
PARIS — Syria’s Western-backed opposi-
tion came under steely pressure Sunday to
attend peace talks in just over a week as
envoys from 11 countries converged to help
restore, and test, credibility of a rebel coali-
tion sapped by vicious infighting and inde-
But diplomacy’s limits were starkly
apparent in Syria itself, where activists said
rebel-on-rebel clashes have killed nearly
700 people in the deadliest bout of infight-
ing since the civil war began.
The bloodshed, pitting al-Qaida-linked
militants against several Islamist and more
moderate rebel brigades, has begun to over-
shadow the broader war against the govern-
Sunday’s meetings in Paris came just over
a week before the scheduled talks in
Switzerland, as the Syrian National
Coalition nears collapse, its influence erod-
ed by the chronic infighting, international
pressure and disagreement over whether to
negotiate with Syria’s president, Bashar
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined
10 other foreign ministers who urged coali-
tion President Ahmed al-Jarba to deliver his
group to the Switzerland talks and finally
meet face-to-face with the government it
hopes to overthrow. Kerry said he was con-
fident the coalition would be at the talks,
and hinted at a diplomatic backlash from its
allies if it skips the meetings.
“I think they understand the stakes,”
Kerry told reporters Sunday. “But I’m not
going to get into consequences other than
to say it’s a test of the credibility of every-
body, and it’s why I am confident that they
will be there. Because I think they under-
stand that.”
Al-Jarba, who will meet again with Kerry
on Monday, tried to put the best face on his
coalition’s precarious position. The Syrian
National Council will vote Friday on
whether to attend the peace talks but already
has agreed to uphold a cease-fire once nego-
tiations begin.
“We have made clear the reality of the sit-
uation on the ground,” al-Jarba said. “We
have addressed issues, preoccupations and
worries that we know exist.”
Sunday’s gathering clearly aimed to boost
the coalition, in part with a 14-point decla-
ration of goals to allow the Syrian people
“to control its own future” and “put an end
to the current despotic regime through a
genuine political transition.”
Within Syria, the moderate rebels say the
coalition-in-exile is little help as they find
themselves battling on two fronts —
against al-Qaida-linked militants on one
side and Assad’s forces on another. One
brigade after another has broken with the
group, calling it out of touch with the harsh
reality of a war that activists say has killed
more than 130,000 people.
Assad himself has said there will be no
discussion of giving up power, throwing
the entire premise of the peace talks into
doubt. On the other side, the rebel groups
with the most men, arms and territory have
already rejected any idea of an armistice.
Sunday’s declaration released by the 11
envoys included an explicit request for the
Syrian National Coalition to accept the
invitation to the peace talks.
“As the weaker party, they could agree to
things that are not in our interests. And
most of them are exiles, or have been out-
side the country for such a long time now
that they don’t even feel the suffering of
their people,” said Abu al-Hassan Marea, an
activist from Syria’s northern city of
Aleppo, which has seen near-daily combat
for months as rebels and the government
fight for control. “If they agree to things
that we don’t approve of, it will be betrayal
of the revolution.”
The indecision and weakness of the
Syrian coalition also has tested the
patience of its backers, including the U.S.
Washington had to suspend shipments of
nonlethal aid to moderate rebel fighters last
month after insurgent groups broke into a
warehouse where it was stored, raising the
specter that the U.S. supplies and equip-
ment would fall into extremists’ hands.
Kerry on Sunday said the Obama administra-
tion is considering when it can restart the
aid shipments and indicated that moderate
rebels may now be able to better secure
He also cited an unidentified “extremist
group on the run” that he said is losing
strength among the rebel factions.
But overall, the Syrian moderate opposi-
tion would lose moral authority if it refuses
to engage in negotiations — especially
considering Assad’s regime has long sig-
naled it plans to attend the peace talks.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius
said the talks were the only hope for a polit-
ical solution in Syria, “the only prospect
that can lead to a true solution.”
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter
Steinmeier made clear that the series of
meetings, which include talks with the
Russian leadership, would include pressure
for the peace conference.
Top envoys insist Syria peace talks must proceed
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Qatar’s
Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah attend a meeting at the U.S.embassy ahead
of a “Friends of Syria”meeting in Paris.The “Friends of Syria”, an alliance of mainly Western and
Gulf Arab countries who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, urged opposition groups
on Sunday to attend this month's peace talks, saying there was no alternative for a political
Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Mary’s College, the Islas Creek ran to the
east and formed an impassable marsh flood-
plain in the area which is now
industrial/commercial businesses.
To the north of the 440-foot hill, Bernal
Heights (now Bernal Heights Park), the
small Precita Creek flowed along Army
Street to the east and emptied into Islais
Creek. It has now been covered over
(flumed in 1923) and the Precita Park is
what’s left of the namesake of Precita
In 1859, a toll road was constructed to
the east of Bernal Hill — between Bernal
Hill and the wetlands. This toll road — the
San Bruno Toll Road — provided a shorter
route from rapidly developing downtown
San Francisco and the lower Peninsula by
going around and to the east of the land
barrier — San Bruno Mountain. Three main
roads were now available to enter and exit
San Francisco and the Peninsula —
Mission Road, San Jose Road and San
Bruno Toll Road.
In early 1860s, the fledgling San
Francisco and San Jose Railroad was con-
structed through the Mission District (and
through the Bernal Cut) to San Jose. It ter-
minated at Valencia and Market streets. The
SF & SJ R.R. was acquired by the Southern
Pacific Railroad in the later 1860s and SP
began constructing its rail yards and facili-
ties to the east along the Bay. In the
1860s, a horse-car line was built on
Valencia Street and Mission Road that ter-
minated about 30th Street where a car barn
was built for storage and repair of the horse
cars and later the cable cars that replaced
the horse-car. This line ran from the Ferry
Building, down Market Street to the
Mission District. Transportation and
access to Bernal Heights provided a boost
to the development of the area although it
was still a rural area with windmills for
pumping water and outhouses. Agood illus-
tration of the individuality and independ-
ent nature of the citizens of the area is
illustrated in the event associated with the
animal control officer who came into the
area from “uptown” looking for stray ani-
mals. When he began impounding widow
O’Brien’s loose dairy cow, the whole
neighborhood stood behind the widow.
They beat up the animal control officer and
made him “take flight” and never return to
Bernal Heights. The “uptown” boys got the
In early 1900, a new railroad was started
that built its rail shops to the southeast of
the Hill. The Ocean Shore Railroad was to
be a connection between San Francisco, go
down the ocean shore (“It Reaches the
Beaches”), through Pacifica, continue
south through Half Moon Bay and connect
with Santa Cruz. The 1906 earthquake put a
halt to construction for a few years until it
acquired enough money to continue south.
The market along the coast was diluted by
the advent of the automobile and business
for the railroad was marginal. By 1920, the
railroad was bankrupt and the facilities east
of the hill were abandoned. In the 1960s,
the Bayshore Freeway was constructed
along the property of this railroad.
Although the 1906 earthquake devastated
a lot of San Francisco, the fire and destruc-
tion never reached Bernal Heights,
although it did come close. With 250,000
residents displaced by the fire and earth-
quake damages, Bernal Heights was used as
temporary quarters for many. Exposure to
the rural quality of the area resulted in an
outbreak of house building and development
of the roads and infrastructure. Many had
found a new home to go to after the quake.
The small community of Bernal Heights
continued on its way to becoming a destina-
tion of artists, working men and women
until it blossomed into a full-fledged com-
munity of which San Francisco could be
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold
Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of
the Daily Journal.
Continued from page 3
parking. Some of the information city staff
has includes a 1998 study which states there
is a 350-space shortage downtown.
Augustine Chou, a Burlingame transporta-
tion engineer, said the number has stayed
pretty level in the last few years.
“We don’t know if that’s the right or
wrong number,” said Commissioner John
Marcos. “We know it’s a 15-year-old num-
ber. There’s not enough information to give
a recommendation to the council in
February. ”
Additional data includes a 2012 report on
the feasibility of a parking structure by the
consulting firm CDM Smith, along with data
from public workshops and a sidewalk sur-
vey in 2013.
Public Works Director Syed Murtuza did
point out there is currently no funding for
such a project and it would be at least a year
or two before it would be approved.
Commissioner Jeff Londer shared Marcos’
concerns that a structure is not necessarily
“I’m not convinced we really need a park-
ing structure,” he said. “The Saturday or
Sunday before Christmas, lots F, N and G all
had vacancies and those are the number one
shopping days. I would certainly not be in
favor of encouraging cars in the core.”
Chou noted the parking garage discussion
is in the early stages and nothing is set in
stone, but that some movement is necessary.
The CDM Smith study looked at various
locations for a lot including updating Lot J
with or without the purchase of adjacent
property; updating Lot E with or without
the purchase of adjacent property; Lot N
with the purchase of adjacent property; a
combination of Lots Aand C; and a combi-
nation of Lots C and D together with the
purchase of adjacent properties. Lots A, C
and D are located on Donnelly Avenue. Lots
J and E are in blocks between Primrose
Road, Burlingame Avenue, Howard Avenue
and Lorton Avenue. The group considered
the efficiency of each garage, cost per
space, traffic impacts and capacity of each
The company dwindled it down to four best
plans including building a garage in Lot C
with 279 spaces, which would have the low-
est overall cost, but would be hidden from
the avenue. Lot C, with parcels from Lot D,
would have 596 spaces and has the lowest
cost per space, but does require acquisition
of property and increased traffic congestion.
The J option would have 518 spaces, been
able to possibly expand to include Lot Wand
have a potential revenue stream. This option
might lead to increased traffic congestion
and has the highest cost per space. ALot A
and A-3 option would include multiple
access points, more congestion and a com-
plex structure design, according to the CDM
Smith report.
Members of the community have also dis-
cussed alternatives to easing parking in the
downtown core, including offering employ-
ees free or reduced priced parking in less-used
parking lots on the perimeter of downtown.
Laurie Simonson, a former commissioner,
suggested wayfinding signs for the current
lots could be effective and said the city
shouldn’t proceed with a garage unless it’s
determined it will be money well spent.
“It (wayfinding) could be $5,000 a year, ”
she said. “Significantly less than a $30 mil-
lion parking structure. We should look at
cheaper, shorter term alternatives.”
Others suggested putting a parking struc-
ture at the Burlingame Caltrain Station while
others said people should be encouraged to
walk. City data revealed 65 percent of partic-
ipants were willing to walk only a block and
a half to get to their downtown destinations.
Thirty-five percent were willing to walk a
little farther. Notably, most of those who
visit downtown are from outside of
Burlingame or Hillsborough, data showed.
“We’ve lost sight of the downtown plan,”
said Jennifer Pfaff, president of the
Burlingame Historical Society. “We’re
going after money and people can learn to
walk more than a block and a half. … I don’t
like the idea of converging on one single
Mayor Michael Brownrigg said looking
at more of a holistic approach to parking
solutions would be wise.
“There should be lower scale things
employed before looking into a structure
to really know how many spaces are need-
ed,” he said. “Better machines or free park-
ing for employees to go park outside [of
the core] could be encouraged. [For some of
the machines] you have to have a dollar and
it has to be a crisp one.”
Meanwhile, former councilman Russ
Cohen said figuring out how the city wants
to proceed with parking matters all comes
down to good urban planning. He suggested
the city look into multi-use buildings with
parking on the top floor and retail or office
space on the first.
“Look at best practices and what are the
trends,” he said. “Look at parking garage
design today.”
The findings from the CDM Smith study
can be found on Burlingame’s website
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Family angry after
man, 23, dies of swine flu
SANTAROSA— The family of a 23-year-
old Santa Rosa man who died after he con-
tracted the H1N1 flu virus says his illness
wasn’t accurately diagnosed until it was too
late to possibly save his life.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports
Matthew Walker was admitted to a Kaiser
Permanente hospital in Santa Rosa on Dec.
27 after he reported breathing difficulties. The
previous day he was sent home from the hos-
pital after he was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Walker’s family says Kaiser doctors didn’t
discover Walker had the “swine flu” until
after he was put into a medically induced
coma before his death Wednesday.
Walker’s sister, Ruth Bell, said Saturday
her brother’s death is a “devastating loss”
and “there is some anger. ”
Kaiser officials said Saturday they could-
n’t comment on the case, citing patient
High fire and wind warnings
LOS ANGELES — Fire and weather offi-
cials are urging Southern Californians to
heed high fire and wind warnings over the
next three days after a third year of especial-
ly dry conditions.
A red flag warning of low humidity and
gusty northeast Santa Ana winds is in effect
from 3 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m.
Wednesday in Los Angeles and Ventura
counties, said National Weather Service
meteorologist David Sweet.
He said winds in Los Angeles County’s
mountains and the Santa Monica Mountains
could gust at 60 mph and at 50 mph in the
valleys. A high wind warning is in effect
from 7 p.m. Sunday through 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Nearly a third of the city of Los Angeles
has mountainous terrain that’s covered with
fast-burning brush such as manzanita.
Firefighters have responded to the dangers
by moving resources to the foothills and, in
some cases, augmenting their resources.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman
Brian Humphrey said firefighters are being
placed in “dynamic mode” and being moved
to areas with more fire danger to counter
threats of high winds. Firefighters are also
on standby to be called in should any blaze
break out.
“When it comes to wildfire weather, wind
is king,” Humphrey said. “We’re asking
(you) to use caution and common sense
when in areas prone to wildfire. The human
element is the one thing we cannot inde-
pendently control.”
Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Brian
Jordan said an additional 40 firefighters
have been deployed Sunday primarily in the
hills of Malibu, Agoura, Chatsworth and the
Santa Clarita Valley.
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Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
SF Chamber Orchestra Piano
Quartet. 1 p.m. Burlingame
Woman’s Club, 241 Park Road,
Burlingame. Rachel Walker, violin;
Gillian Clements, viola; Robert
Howard, cello; Keisuke Nakagoshi,
piano. For more information go to
Hillsdale Kid’s Club: Nut Job. 3:30
p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center,
Macy's Center Court, 60 31st Ave.,
San Mateo. Meet costumed charac-
ter Surly from the new kid’s movie
Nut Job. Surly the Squirrel will give
out handshakes, hugs and movie
memorabilia to get kids ready for
the film’s release in theaters on Jan.
17. Free. For more information call
SAT/ACT essay writing workshop.
4 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Free
workshop for students to practice
writing essays under timed, test-like
conditions. Students will receive
grades and feedback in this 75-
minute workshop. Recommended
for high school juniors and seniors.
For more information contact con-
Maintaining immune health
through the flu season. 6 p.m. Half
Moon Bay Library, 620 Correas St.,
Half Moon Bay. Join Dr. Tobi Schmidt,
Ph.D. and Stanford Immunologist at
this wellness lecture. Lecture is free,
but pre-registration is required. For
more information, contact Patti
Bond at patti@bondmarcom.com.
St. Timothy School Kindergarten
Open House. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo. Learn
about St. Timothy School’s full-day
kindergarten program. For more
information go to www.sttimothy-
school.org or call 342-6567.
Peninsula Quilters Guild Meeting.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. San Mateo Garden
Center, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo.
Elisabeth Baratta presents a trunk
show of her African quilts. $5. For
more information go to www.penin-
Job Search Review. 10 a.m. Foster
City Community Center, 1000 E.
Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. Free. For
more information email ronviscon-
Senior Center 27th Anniversary
Celebration: Dancing and a
Chicken Scallopini Lunch. 10:30
a.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno.
Tickets available at front desk. For
more information call 616-7150.
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo. Admission is
free, but lunch is $17. For more infor-
mation contact Mike Foor at
CSM Painting Class Exhibition.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center
Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. Runs to Jan. 31, Wednesdays
to Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For
more information call the Twin Pines
Manor House at 654-4068.
Job Search Skills Orientation
Session. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Peninsula
JCC, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City.
We specialize in helping profession-
als and executives get back to work.
Free. For more information go to
Health Seminar. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Foster City Recreation Center,
Lagoon Room, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster
City. This seminar is on how to main-
tain a healthy brain. $35 includes a
light dinner. For more information
call 415-378-6789.
Winning Kids Over without
Punishment or Rewards. 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. Foster City Teen Center,
670 Shell Blvd, Foster City. Discover
how to perfect the art of setting and
enforcing rules and expectations
without the need for punishments
or rewards. You will be teaching your
children how to become self-reliant
and respectful. Free. For more infor-
mation call 286-3395.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Mysteries of Mental Illness. 7 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095
Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Free.
Includes complimentary snacks and
beverages. For more information
email Angelina Ortiz at
Toastmasters Open House. 7:30
p.m. SamTrans Building, Gallagher
Conference Room on the third floor,
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos.
Learn how to run better business
meetings. For more information call
How to Strength Train Safely and
Effectively. Alive! Fitness Studio,
1556 Laurel St., San Carlos. Free one-
hour seminar on how to strength
train. Space is limited to five people;
registration is required to attend. For
more information go to www.alive-
fitnessstudio.com/classes-events/ or
call 641-3586.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Mysteries of Mental Illness. 9:15
a.m. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095
Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. Free.
Includes complimentary snacks and
beverages. For more information
email Angelina Ortiz at
San Mateo Chapter 139 will hold
AARP Meeting. Noon. Beresford
Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de
las Pulgas, San Mateo.
CSM Painting Class Exhibition.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center
Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. Runs to Jan. 31, Wednesdays
to Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For
more information call the Twin Pines
Manor House at 654-4068.
Preview to Rx by Kate Fodor. 8 p.m.
Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway,
Redwood City. Reserve the VIP box
for champagne and chocolates.
Parking is free at the county garage,
with free shuttle Friday and Saturday
nights. For more information and
tickets go to tickets@dragonproduc-
Annual Lego Holiday
Extravaganza. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Museum of American Heritage, 351
Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Enjoy a variety
of Lego creations made by members
of the club, featuring train layouts,
Bay Area landmarks, castles, minia-
ture cities, sculptures and more.
Admission is $2. Exhibit runs
through Jan. 19 on Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays.
Lecture on the Basics of Estate
Planning. Noon. San Mateo County
Law Library, 710 Hamilton St.,
Redwood City. Learn the basics
about living trusts, wills, powers of
attorney and health care directives.
Find out what these documents do
and why you need them for yourself
and your family in this easy to
understand presentation by attor-
ney Julie C. Lanz. Free. For more
information call 363-4913.
CSM Painting Class Exhibition.
Noon to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Art Center
Manor House, 10 Twin Pines Lane,
Belmont. Runs to Jan. 31, Wednesdays
to Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For
more information call the Twin Pines
Manor House at 654-4068.
‘Spirit of Uganda.’ 7 p.m. Sequoia
High School, Carrington Hall, 1201
Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Come
see this talented and inspiring
group of children from Uganda per-
form riveting dancing, drumming,
and singing from East Africa. This
performance is organized by, and
benefits, Empower African Children.
Tickets are $25. For more informa-
tion and to purchase tickets go to
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Rose Pruning and Winter Care.
7:30 p.m. Redwood City Veterans
Memorial Senior Center, 1455
Madison Ave., Redwood City. Rose
dormant pruning and winter
careConsulting Rosarian Patti Motta
and expert rosarians will demon-
strate dormant pruning and winter
care of roses. Free. For more informa-
tion call 465-3967.
Foster City Monthly Social Dance.
7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Foster City
Recreation Center, 650 Shell
Boulevard, Foster City. East Coast
Swing lessons from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Ballroom dance party 8:30 p.m.
to 11:30 p.m. Snacks included.
Couples and singles welcome. $12
from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., which
includes dance lesson. $10 after 8:30
p.m. For more information contact
Cheryl Steeper at 571-0836.
Peninsula Symphony Presents
Eigsti, Brubeck and Gershwin. 8
p.m. to 10 p.m. San Mateo
Performing Arts Center, 600 N.
Delaware St., San Mateo. A nod to
three of history’s great jazz artists
who are at home in the symphonic
scene. $20-$40. For more information
go to www.peninsulasymphony.org.
‘Rx’ by Kate Fodor opens Dragon
Theatre’s 2014 Main Stage
Season. 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. What if
there were a happy pill that could
take away all the stresses and strains
of life? That’s the premise of “Rx,” the
latest play from Kate Fodor (“100
Saints You Should Know”). Deftly
balancing sardonic shots at Big
Pharma with a tender love story
between a clinical researcher and a
patient taking part in a drug trial,
“Rx” is "a winning combination of
light satire and romance." - The New
York Times. Shows from Jan. 17 to
Feb. 9. Opening night gala after Jan.
17 show. $30 and $10 rush tickets on
Thursdays and Fridays. For more
information go to http://dragonpro-
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
Canzian said.
Instead of focusing on singular
projects within the park, the master
plan allows the city and residents to
take a step back and create a vision
for the park as a whole, Canzian said.
Improving the playground area will
probably be one of the first projects
the city undertakes, Canzian said.
Although there is substantial room
for new ideas, there are aspects to the
park that will stay intact. The
Japanese Tea Garden and the
Arboretum Society’s Kohl Pumphouse
are historic areas of the park that
won’t be altered, Canzian said.
Enlisting the help of the communi-
ty will generate ideas that city staff
may not have otherwise considered,
Canzian said.
Lim would like the park to become
more inviting and accessible to down-
town visitors. He’d like to flip the
location of the current underutilized
community center with the tennis
courts that sit above the parking
structure on Fifth Avenue, Lim said.
By building a new recreation center
atop the parking garage, Lim said the
park will start to feel more immersed
with downtown.
Challenges will undoubtedly arise
related to both the lack of space and
funding, Canzian said.
“There’s always more ideas and
needs than what we could possibly
design for in a park, and that’s a chal-
lenge for any park we’re looking at. A
real challenge is when you try to pro-
vide some trade-off and some bal-
ance,” Canzian said. “But the more
significant challenge after we get the
master plan, is how do we fund it?”
Only the master plan’s price tag was
allotted for in the 2013-2014 fiscal
year Capital Improvement Project
budget, according to a city staff
report. The council approved the
$288,074 to contract with RRM.
However, currently there is no source
of funding for any actual develop-
ment, Canzian said.
City staff will be sitting down with
RRM in the upcoming weeks to out-
line a time frame after which they’ll
begin to post updates on the city web-
site, Canzian said.
Lim looks forward to working with
the community and councilmembers
to developing a lasting contribution
to the city.
“I believe that every council needs
to have at least one grand vision,”
Lim said. “Something that unifies
our community and something we
can look at that makes our communi-
ty better for our kids than how we
found it.”
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across schools. Funding is coming
from the individual school’s athletic
booster groups, said Kirk Black, asso-
ciate superintendent of human
resources and administrative services.
Currently, each of the six schools
in the district is voluntarily deciding
if it wants to hire the coaches. Each
coach’s stipend is $3,233 per semes-
ter, each working 12-16 hours a week
for 18 weeks. During the summer,
coaches would work 24-32 hours a
week for nine weeks. The total spent
on the coaches is going to be
Steve Sell, Aragon High School’s
athletic director, said it’s great the
roles are being formalized, but that he
hopes the number of hours are adjust-
ed since he thinks they’re a bit ambi-
tious right now. Aragon hired on a
coach in fall 2013 to fill a role like
this. The school’s athletic boosters
group may not have a sufficient
amount of money to fund them into
the future though, he added.
“It’s a positive move,” Sell said. “A
lot more people are doing strength
training and the weight room is a lot
more diverse. It’s not just football
players anymore. Kids are busy
though and we’ll see if the number of
hours is correct.”
The job description the school
board approved states the coach
focuses on leading, instructing and
motivating student athletes and inter-
scholastic athletic teams in strength
conditioning and weight training
techniques to minimize injury and
improve fitness necessary to promote
individual and team success. The
coach would also provide student-ath-
letes with instruction that leads to the
formulation of good sportsmanship,
acceptable social behavior, moral
values, self-discipline and self-confi-
dence, according to a staff report.
Board President Linda Lees Dwyer
said she wanted to make sure coaches
were retained to work with all stu-
dents, not just football players.
“We clarified the job will involve
working with all student athletes who
could benefit from that sort of serv-
ice,” Lees Dwyer said.
Other athletic directors see the role
as positive as well. Matt Wilson, ath-
letic director at Capuchino High
School, said the school ran a trial of
the job over the summer with a former
football coach and it went really well.
The school’s boosters group would
have enough money to hire such a
role, but the funds could be used for
other things.
“We had very good turnout and are
considering doing it again,” he said.
“My idea is getting a census of when
student athletes would be able to
come. If only five or six people
want to do it, it’s not worth it. If
more are interested, it would be ben-
eficial for student athletes.”
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High weekend surf
A high surf advisory was issued
Sunday for Bay Area beaches north of
San Francisco. The National Weather
Service issued the advisory Sunday
morning, as a large swell producing
waves of up to 17 feet approached
beaches in Marin and Sonoma coun-
ties, according to the weather service.
The advisory was in effect until late
Sunday afternoon.
Higher-than-normal surf can produce
dangerous conditions along the
region’s coastlines, generating strong
currents, rip tides, sneaker waves and
localized erosion, the weather service
Beachgoers were advised to be alert
and stay off of rocks along the shore-
The weather service also issued a
coastal hazards statement for beaches
south of San Francisco, where surf was
not expected to be as high but could
still produce dangerous conditions.
BART delayed due
to man underneath train
BERKELEY — The BART Berkeley
Station reopened after a person was
reported under a train Sunday after-
noon, a transit agency spokeswoman
Firefighters and paramedics respond-
ed to the station after the report was
made at about 2:12 p.m., BART
spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.
Preliminary information from the
scene indicated the male victim was able
to talk to paramedics before being trans-
ported to a local hospital, Trost said.
Further information on the victim’s
condition was not immediately avail-
able, and the incident remains under
investigation, she said.
The emergency caused the Berkeley
Station to be closed for about 30 min-
utes, Trost said.
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21 Polish
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30 Sailor
31 Football coach Shula
32 Crooner — Damone
33 High times
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35 Cream-filled pastries
38 Fishing gear
39 Veld grazer
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41 Poison —
44 In the black
48 Timetable info
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52 Ohio natives
53 Town in Oklahoma
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your industrious
nature will pay off. Let your personality lead the way
and make an impression on those in higher positions.
Your chances for advancement look good, though you
should be sure to get all offers in writing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Refuse to let anyone
stifle your plans or suppress your opinion. Exercise
your right to follow whatever path you choose. Speak
up and take action. You can make a difference.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Emotions, both yours
and those of others, will be difficult to control. Reach
out to the people who share your concerns and your
interests. Now is not the time to deal with false
accusations or manipulation.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Diverse actions will
lead you in a new direction. Expand your circle of
friends and protect the relationships you have. Your
loved ones could use a little extra attention.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Emphasize what
you do and how you do it. Offer your suggestions
carefully by being aware of others’ cherished
beliefs and preconceptions. Focus on self-
improvement instead of trying to change others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You should follow
common sense, not your emotions. Unpredictability
will not get you closer to your goal. Your inclinations
for excess and evasion should be reined in via
discipline and moderation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Listen before taking
action. You will end up in a no-win situation if you
are too quick to judge. Focus on love and showing
your loyalty through action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Make alterations to the way
you present who you are and what you can offer. The
impression you make will give you the upper hand in
any competitive arena you enter.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be aware of the
influence you have, and offer constructive
suggestions and hands-on help. Your actions will
affect how others treat you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t expect talks to
occur without a hitch. Controversy can be expected,
along with uncertainty, disagreements and a debate
that will require a well-rounded point of view.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You need to listen
instead of talking. Protect your health and your
wealth. If you make a snap decision, you can
expect opposition. Focus on self-improvement,
romance and keeping the peace.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You should make
abrupt changes in order to take everyone by surprise
and buy time to maneuver your way into a key position.
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180 Businesses For Sale
in Downtown San Mateo (510)962-1569
or (650) 347-9490.
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Focaccia Market Bakery, 1 Tower Pl.,
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Focaccia Cafe, Inc, CA and
Focaccia Market Bakery, Inc, CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN 01/01/1993.
/s/ David Davari /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/19/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/30/13, 01/06/14, 01/13/14, 01/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: All Industrial Supply, 895 Mitten Rd.,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: All Indus-
trial Electric Supply, Inc, CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN 09/11/2013.
/s/ Alex Vaysberg /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/30/13, 01/06/14, 01/13/14, 01/20/14).
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).
RCW 11.40.030
NO. 13-4-12653-0 SEA
The personal representative named be-
low has been appointed as personal rep-
resentative of this estate. Any person
having a claim against the decedent
must, before the time the claim would be
barred by any otherwise applicable stat-
ute of limitations, present the claim in the
manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070
by serving on or mailing to the personal
representative or the personal represen-
tative's attorney at the address stated be-
low a copy of the claim and filing the
original of the claim with the court in
which the probate proceedings were
commenced. The claim must be pre-
sented within the later of: (1) Thirty days
after the personal representative served
or mailed the notice to the creditor as
provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or
(2) four months after the date of first pub-
lication of the notice. If the claim is not
presented within this time frame, the
claim is forever barred, except as other-
wise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and
11.40.060. This bar is effective as to
claims against both the decedent's pro-
bate and nonprobate assets.
January 6, 2014
/s/ Cynthia Rutter
Cynthia Rutter, Personal Representative
c/o Somers Tamblyn King PLLC
2955 80th Avenue SE, Suite 201
Mercer Island, WA 98040-2960
Somers Tamblyn King PLLC:
By /s/ Stephen R. King /
Stephen R. King, WSBA #29790
Attorney for Petitioner
(Published in the San Mateo Daily Jour-
nal on January 6, 13, 20, 2014.)
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
210 Lost & Found
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
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
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
ART: 5 prints, nude figures, 14” x 18”,
signed Andrea Medina, 1980s. $40/all.
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
PREMIER GAS stove. $285. As new!
296 Appliances
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24”x24”x24”, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, (650)345-
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
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
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
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
298 Collectibles
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90.,
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
303 Electronics
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
with remote. Good condition, $20
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
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
304 Furniture
NATURAL WOOD table 8' by 4' $99
RETAIL $130 OBO (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
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.
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable
coast $600.00 sacrifice $80.00 SOLD
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.
SMALL VANITY chair with stool and mir-
ror $99. (650)622-6695
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.
TABLE 4X4X4. Painted top $40
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
27 Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
306 Housewares
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
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., (650)580-3316
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
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
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
308 Tools
NEW 18VOLT Drill/Driver w/ light,
warranty, only $29.99 SOLD!
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-
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
$30. (650)726-1037
310 Misc. For Sale
K9 ADVANTIX - for dogs 21-55 lbs.,
repels and kills fleas and ticks, $60.,
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
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
SHERMAN CLAY Player Piano, with 104
player rolls, $1000, (650)579-1259
VIOLIN $50 (650)622-6695
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
reversible. Outer: weatherproof tan color.
Iner: Navy plush, elastic cuffs. $10
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
316 Clothes
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
MINK JACKET faux, hip length, satin lin-
ing. Looks feels real. Perfect condition
$99 OBO 650-349-6969
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
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1 Business attire
5 Somewhat
9 Punches hard
14 Tolstoy’s “__
15 Jazz singer
16 Packing rope
17 Hot spot
18 What gears do
19 Addition to a
school, say
20 Noncash
23 Siamese or
24 Solo in “Star
25 Seminary deg.
26 Dog tags, for
27 Close boxing
match outcome
33 Part of a foot
34 Norway’s capital
35 Low soccer score
38 Aquatic plant
40 Work wk. end for
42 “__ Lama Ding
Dong”: doo-wop
43 Enter
46 Hurricane rescue
49 Omnivorous
Looney Tunes
devil, familiarly
50 Folgers
53 Greek letter
between phi and
55 Airline approx.
56 Tee or blouse
57 Sandwich meat
58 Randomly
determined NBA
draft choice
64 “Me, too”
66 Use a piggy bank
67 Overflow with, as
68 Prelude, for short
69 Hawaiian strings
70 Thief’s haul
71 Explosive
72 Felt tips and
73 Dumbo’s wings
1 Log cutters
2 Condo division
3 “Inside” facts,
4 Meditative
exercise regimen
5 Teardrop-shaped
nutlike snacks
6 Answering
machine cue
7 Part of MIT: Abbr.
8 South Seas
9 Substitute (for)
10 “To thine __ self
be true”
11 Ohio city
12 Work on dough
13 Titillating
21 Green Hornet’s
22 Extremely
27 Male deer
28 Game on
29 Valid
30 Christmas
31 Gadget used on
an apple
32 “__ the fields we
36 PC alternative
37 Relax in a
39 California’s
Santa __
41 ICU drips
44 Poet whose work
inspired “Cats”
45 Director
47 Woman on
48 Bok __: Chinese
51 Consumes avidly
52 Take a stand
53 Series of links
54 Lacks
59 Word before five
or ten
60 __-steven
61 State known for
its caucuses
62 Business bigwig
63 Gunpowder
65 “__ Doubtfire”
By Jeff Stillman
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
318 Sports Equipment
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
318 Sports Equipment
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.
WOMAN'S BOWLING ball, 12 lbs, "Lin-
da", with size 7 shoes and bag, $15.
322 Garage Sales
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List your upcoming garage
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Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
CRAFTSMAN 5.5 HP gas lawn mower
with rear bag $55., (650)355-2996
GAS ENGINE String Trimmer - Homelite
- 25cc engine. Excellent Cond.$70
$40. (650)355-2996
335 Garden Equipment
LAWNMOWER - American made, man-
ual/push, excellent condition, $50.,
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
345 Medical Equipment
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
379 Open Houses
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in the Daily Journal.
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potential home buyers &
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380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedrooms, new carpets, new granite
counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered
carports, storage, pool, no pets.
REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom apartment
$1350. month, $1000 deposit, close to
Downtown RWC, Absolutely no animals.
FEE $30. $1500/ MONTH (650)361-1200
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.-59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
FLEETWOOD ‘93 $ 3,500/offer. Good
Condition (650)481-5296
VOLVO ‘85 244 Turbo, automatic, very
rare! 74,700 original miles. New muffler,
new starter, new battery, tires have only
200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
620 Automobiles
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625 Classic Cars
FORD ‘63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390
engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$6,500 /OBO (650)364-1374
VOLVO ‘85 244 Turbo, automatic, very
rare! 74,700 original miles. New muffler,
new starter, new battery, tires have only
200 miles on it. $4,900. (650)726-8623.
630 Trucks & SUV’s
FORD ‘98 EXPLORER 6 cylinder, 167K
miles, excellent condition, good tires,
good brakes, very dependable! $2,400 or
best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
ISUZU ‘96 RODEO, V-6, 153K miles,
clean body, red, no dents, immaculate in-
terior. Kenwood stereeo with boom box
included. Great car! Asking $3,750.
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
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
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
CAR TOWchain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
HONDA WHEELS with tires. Good
tread/ 14 in. 3 for $99 (415)999-4947
et model SP, all wood, pillow, four swivel
wheels, great shape. $40.00
NEW BATTERY and alternator for a ‘96
Buick Century never used Both for $80
NEW, IN box, Ford Mustang aluminum
water pump & gasket, $60.00. Call
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, 1
gray marine diesel manual $40
Year 2002 all for $40 (650)948-0912
TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
We Sell, Install and
Repair All Brands of
Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired
to Any Car for Music
Quieter Car Ride
Sound Proof Your Car
35 Years Experience
1823 El Camino
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
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Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
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Design & Drafting Lowest Rate
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Kitchen & Bath
Belmont, CA
(650) 318-3993
New Construction, Remodeling,
Decks/ Fences
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #589596
Decks & Fences
State License #377047
Licensed • Insured • Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
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10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
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Commercial & Residential
New lawn &
sprinkler installation,
Trouble shooting and repair
Work done by the hour
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Free estimates
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Power Washing
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New Rain Gutters
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Handy Help
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Repairs • Maintenance • Painting
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Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling,
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Priced for You! Call John
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Handy Help
Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
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Hardwood Floors
•Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
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Junk & Debris Clean Up
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Tree / Bush / Dirt / Concrete Demo
Starting at $40& Up
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Light moving!
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Large & Small Jobs
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Classic Brushwork, Matching, Stain-
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Installation of Trenchless Pipes,
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Dental Services
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15 El Camino Real,
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est. 1979
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Monday • Jan. 13, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Thanyarat Doksone
and Todd Pitman
BANGKOK — Anti-government demon-
strators set up barricades Monday and turned
back traffic on key roads in a bid to “shut
down” Bangkok and thwart February elec-
tions and overthrow the nation’s democrat-
ically elected prime minister.
The intensified protests, which could last
weeks or more, were peaceful and life con-
tinued normally in much of the capital. But
they raise the stakes in a long-running cri-
sis that has killed at least eight people in
the last two months and fueled fears of more
bloodshed to come and a possible army
Overnight, an unidentified gunman
opened fire on protesters camped near a vast
government complex, shooting one man in
the neck who was admitted to a nearby hos-
pital, according to the city’s emergency
medical services. The drive-by was the third
of its kind since Jan. 6.
In a separate incident early Monday, a
gunman fired about 10 shots at the headquar-
ters of the opposition Democrat Party, shat-
tering several windows but causing no casu-
alties, said Police Maj. Nartnarit
The protesters are demanding that Prime
Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s administra-
tion be replaced by a non-elected “people’s
council” which would implement reforms
they say are needed to end corruption and
money politics. Critics have lashed out at
the moves as a power struggle aimed at
bringing the Southeast Asian nation’s frag-
ile democracy to a halt. Candlelight vigils
have been held to counter the shut down and
urge the Feb. 2 election to be held on sched-
ule despite an opposition boycott.
In a speech late Sunday, protest leader
Suthep Thaugsuban repeated a vow that nei-
ther he nor his supporters will negotiate an
end to the crisis.
“In this fight, defeat is defeat and victory
is victory. There is no tie,” he said. “The
masses from all walks of life have woken
up. They’re aware that we are the owners of
Protesters have vowed to surround
Cabinet ministries to prevent them from
functioning, and vowed to cut water and
electricity to the private residences of
Yingluck and her Cabinet.
Most Thai and international schools in
Bangkok were closed Monday, as were some
major shopping malls. Many residents
appeared to stay home, and traffic was light
across much of the city.
The protests centered on seven major
intersections, where demonstrators cut
roads with walls of sandbags or vans and
organized lively sit-ins on mats beneath
stages equipped with speaker systems.
At one crossroads in the heart of the capi-
tal’s financial district, huge Thai flags hung
from an overhead walkway, and protesters
wearing bandanas and sunglasses forced
drivers to turn their cars around. Police,
keen to avert violence, made no effort to
stop them.
The crisis dates back to 2006, when mass
protests calling for then-Prime Minister
Thaksin Shinawatra — Yingluck’s brother
— to step down because of alleged corrup-
tion and abuse of power led to a military
coup. Since then, supporters and opponents
of Thaksin have vied for power, sometimes
The protesters say that billionaire
Thaksin, who lives in exile, continues to
manipulate Thai politics. Thaksin com-
mands overwhelming support in Thailand’s
less well-off rural areas, where voters are
grateful for his populist programs, includ-
ing virtually free health care. He and his
allies have won every national election
since 2001.
Since Yingluck assumed the premiership
after 2011 elections, she has walked a care-
ful tightrope with the army and her oppo-
nents that succeeded in maintaining politi-
cal calm. But the trigger for the latest
protests was an ill-advised move late last
year by ruling party lawmakers to push
through a bill under the guise of a reconcil-
iation measure offering a legal amnesty for
political offenders. The last-minute inclu-
sion of Thaksin led to public outrage and
the bill was voted down.
Since then, demonstrators have steadily
escalated pressure on Yingluck, attacking
her office at government house and the
city’s police headquarters for several days in
December with slingshots and homemade
rocket launchers, and occupying the com-
pounds of several government agencies
they withdrew from last month.
There are fears the protesters are trying to
incite violence to prompt the military to
intervene, and Yingluck has dealt softly
with demonstrators in a bid to keep the sit-
uation calm.
The powerful army commander Gen.
Prayuth Chan-ocha has repeatedly said he
does not want his forces drawn into the con-
flict; but in a sign of apparent impatience
late last month, he refused to rule out the
possibility of a military takeover.
The grass-roots pro-Thaksin Red Shirt
movement, closely allied to Yingluck’s
Pheu Thai Party, has said it will mobilize its
supporters to fight any coup.
Protest leaders have said they will main-
tain their “shutdown” for weeks, or until
they obtain their goal. Their recent demon-
strations have drawn up to 150,000-
200,000 people at their height.
Thai protesters block roads in bid to shut capital
A traffic policeman talks to anti-government protesters as they set up barricades to close the
roads at a major intersection in Bangkok.
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