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Wednesday • July 30, 2014 • Vol XIII, Edition 297
By Julia Cheever
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged
in a revised grand jury indictment in San
Francisco Tuesday with a new criminal
count of obstructing justice in a probe of
a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in
2010, U.S. prosecutors announced.
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said the
superseding indictment also charges the
utility with 27 counts of willfully violating
the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act
in its recording-keeping and pipeline man-
agement practices.
The original indictment against PG&E,
filed April 1, contained 12 counts of violat-
ing the pipeline safety law.
As of 7 p.m. Tuesday night, the expanded
indictment had not yet been posted on the
court’s electronic docket.
Haag said the grand jury charged PG&E
with obstructing the National
Transportation Safety Board’s investiga-
tion of the San Bruno explosion and fire,
which killed eight people and injured 66
others on Sept. 9, 2010.
She said the indictment alleges that dur-
ing the investigation, PG&E provided a
version of a policy outlining the way in
which it addressed manufacturing risks on
its natural gas pipelines.
PG&E later withdrew that version, claim-
ing it was produced in error, and was an
unapproved draft. In fact, PG&E allegedly
was operating under the so-called unap-
proved draft from 2009 through April 5,
2011, the U.S. attorney said.
Haag said the consequence of that practice
Expanded indictment for PG&E
Utility accused of obstructing justice in San Bruno probe
Report: Health
premiums see
significant rise
Insurer’s plans rise from at least 22
percent to as much as 88 percent
By Fenit Nirappil
SACRAMENTO — California’s insurance commissioner
released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care
premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for
more authority to regulate those costs.
California’s four largest insurers raised premiums for indi-
viduals from at least 22 percent to as much as 88 percent,
depending on factors such as age and location, according to
the annual report released by Commissioner Dave Jones, a
Democrat first elected in 2010. Those figures were calculated
comparing the price of an insurer’s mid-quality standard
plans in 2014 to the insurer’s most popular plans in 2013.
Earlier this year, thousands of people voiced complaints
that new rates would be high, even though the state said
2014 rates would be lower than expected.
Redwood City officials approve effort to pay
for marketing, maintenance improvements
Downtown business
district gets go-ahead
By Michelle Durand
By a wide margin, downtown Redwood City property
owners approved a new business improvement district to
fund extra services beyond what the city provides such as
sidewalk maintenance, beautification and marketing.
Seventy-three ballots counted at Monday night’s City
Council meeting split 75 percent in favor of the
Community Benefit Improvement District and 25 percent
opposed. The assessments will begin collection on proper-
See DISTRICT, Page 23
See RISE, Page 23
See PG&E, Page 23
Joe Gershaneck, president of the Mariners Green Homeowners Association, No. 2, shows some of the homes at the Marina
Lagoon that will once again be subject to federally mandated flood insurance rates in San Mateo.
By Samantha Weigel
After years of high flood insurance
premiums and working with San Mateo
city officials to fund millions of dol-
lars in infrastructure improvements,
most homeowners in the Marina
Lagoon neighborhood were thrilled to
be removed from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
Flood Insurance Rate Map, or FIRM,
in 2012.
However, relief was shockingly
short-lived for about 140 homeowners
who recently discovered they will
again be subject to costly insurance
mandates as FEMA will release a new
countywide map in 2015.
“Are we on a slippery slope? Did
they find another way to get 100
homes back in the flood zone? Wi l l
they find another way to get more
homes back in the flood zone?” asked
Joe Gershaneck, president of the
Mariners Green Homeowners
Association, No. 2.
Gershaneck said he bought his home
in 1977 and was dismayed to learn he
and many others who live on the
lagoon are being dragged back under
FEMA’s control. The arbitrary maps
are troubling, Gershaneck said, as each
property is so unique that one person
may be required to purchase insurance
for their entire home because they
have a single pillar in the water while
their immediate neighbor may be
Homeowners in the Mariners Green
1, 2 and 3, whose homes have an
attached dock or deck or pillars in the
water will be required to carry flood
FEMA targets lagoon residents
San Mateo neighborhood hit with new insurance regulations
See FEMA, Page 22
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Actor Tom Green is
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
During the Civil War, Union forces
tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by
exploding a gunpowder-laden mine
shaft that had been dug out beneath
Confederate defense lines; the attack
“An efficient bureaucracy
is the greatest threat to liberty.”
— Sen. Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005)
Actor Jean Reno is
Actress Jaime
Pressly is 37.
An employee sews a doll’s hair to its head inside the toy factory owned by Norberto Garcia in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Wednesday: Cloudy in the morning then
becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morn-
ing. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 5
to 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the
evening then becoming mostly cloudy.
Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the
upper 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.
Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. West
winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy in the evening then
becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows
in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 60s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1729, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded.
I n 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S.
Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of
the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is perhaps best remem-
bered for his poem “Trees.”)
I n 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los
I n 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill cre-
ating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as
“Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” —
WAVES for short.
I n 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis
was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II;
only 316 out of some 1,200 men survived.
I n 1953, the Small Business Administration was founded.
I n 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure
making “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “E
Pluribus Unum” (“Out of many, one”).
I n 1963, the Soviet Union announced it had granted polit-
ical asylum to Harold “Kim” Philby, the “third man” of a
British spy ring.
I n 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the
Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.
I n 1975, former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa
disappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead,
his remains have never been found.
I n 1980, Israel’s Knesset passed a law reaffirming all of
Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
I n 1990, British Conservative Party lawmaker Ian Gow
was killed in a bombing claimed by the Irish Republican
h e mo s t e x p e n s i v e mu s i -
c a l instrument ever sold was a
250-year-old violin made by
Italian craftsman Giuseppe Guarnieri
(1698-1744). A Russian lawyer pur-
chased the violin for $3.9 million in
When Oreo cookies were introduced in
1912 they came in two flavors - lemon
meringue and cream. Lemon meringue
was discontinued in the 1920s. Over
the years there have many varieties of
fillings including coffee, mint and
peanut butter.
Koala bears have fingerprints that are
more similar to human fingerprints
then those of a chimpanzee.
Frisbee originated with the pie tins of
the Frisbie Pie Company of
Connecticut. Frisbie provided pies to
the Yale University campus. Students
had made a game of throwing the light-
weight pie tins. The Wham-O toy com-
pany produced the first plastic Frisbee
in 1957.
Amos Jones and Andy Brown
belonged to a fraternal lodge called the
Mystic Knights of the Sea in the com-
edy radio serial “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
The visible tip of an iceberg is usually
around 1/5 to 1/16 of its total size.
There are three different types of
insomnia. Transient insomnia is short
term, caused from jet lag, for example.
The inability to consistently sleep
well during a period of three weeks to
six months is acute insomnia.
Chronic insomnia occurs almost
nightly and is ongoing.
The three leading causes of death 100
years ago were pneumonia, tuberculo-
sis and diarrhea.
Welsh singer Tom Jones (born 1940)
became Sir Tom when he was knighted
by the Queen of England (born 1926)
at Buckingham Palace in March 2005.
Following is a list of names of ani-
mated characters from Disney movies.
Do you know what animal each charac-
ter is? Evinrude in “The Rescuers”
(1977), Roquefort in “The Aristocats”
(1970), Penelope in
“Hercules”(1997), Nana in “Peter Pan”
(1953) and Monstro in “Pinocchio”
(1940). See answer at end.
The world’s first atomic bomb was
nicknamed “the gadget.” Detonated as
a test in 1945 in New Mexico, the
bomb ushered in the atomic age.
Polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd
(1888-1957) was accompanied on his
first Antarctic expedition in 1928 by
his pet dog named Igloo (died 1931).
Myrna Loy (1905-1993) and Clark
Gable (1901-1960) were dubbed the
King and Queen of Hollywood when
they won a popularity poll in 1936.
The word Zorro means fox in Spanish.
Frances “Baby” Houseman, played by
Jennifer Grey (born 1960), falls in
love with rebellious dance instructor
Johnny Castle, played by Patrick
Swayze (1952-2009), while on family
vacation at Kellerman’s summer
resort. It is the plot to the movie
“Dirty Dancing” (1987).
There is an international organization
of female helicopter pilots called
Ans wer: Evinrude is a dragonfly,
Roquefort is a mouse, Penelope is a
donkey, Nana is a sheepdog and
Monstro is a whale.
|Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in
the weekend and Wednesday editions of the
Daily Journal. Questions? Comments?
Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or
call 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: Yogi’s family reunion featured — BEAR HUGS
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.
©2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
All Rights Reserved.






Actor Richard Johnson is 87. Actor Edd (correct) “Kookie”
Byrnes is 81. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig
is 80. Blues musician Buddy Guy is 78. Movie director Peter
Bogdanovich is 75. Feminist activist Eleanor Smeal is 75.
Former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder is 74. Singer Paul Anka is
73. Jazz musician David Sanborn is 69. Former California
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67. Actor William Atherton is
67. Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor is 66. Actor Frank
Stallone is 64. Actor Ken Olin is 60. Actress Delta Burke is
58. Law professor Anita Hill is 58. Singer-songwriter Kate
Bush is 56. Country singer Neal McCoy is 56.
The Daily Derby race winners are Hot Shot, No.
3,in first place; Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;
and Big Ben, No. 4, in third place. The race time
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Hit-and-run. A hit-and-run accident
occurred on Willow and Walnut avenues
before 7:27 a.m. Saturday, July 26.
Found propert y. An I.D. was found and
turned over to the police on Bellevue
Avenue before 10:17 a.m. Saturday, July
Pet t y t hef t . Clothing and personal
papers were reported missing on El Camino
Real before 2:13 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Reckl ess dri ver. Adriver was reported for
talking on their cellphone and swerving on
El Camino Real and Lincoln Avenue before
6:40 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Drunk driver. Adrunk driver backed into a
cement wall and drove off on El Camino
Real before 7:36 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Arre s t . Adriver was arrested for drunk driv-
ing on Carmelita and Capuchino avenues
before 11:42 p.m. Saturday, July 26.
Arre s t. A man was arrested when found
under the influence of a controlled sub-
stance on the first block of El Camino Real.
Thursday, July 24.
Pos s es s i on of a cont rol l ed sub-
st ance. A person was found to be in pos-
session of a controlled substance at the
1400 block of El Camino Real before 9:52
p.m. Friday, July 11.
Petty theft. A person stole a $40 item
from a store on the 300 block of Main
Street before 5:50 p.m. Thursday, July 10.
St ol en vehi cl e. Awhite Chevrolet Astro
van was stolen on Fifth Avenue and Harbor
Boulevard before 6:16 p.m. Sunday, July
Theft. Aperson found a bag with mail that
was opened and stolen from a resident on
Oak Knoll Drive before 10:54 a.m. Sunday,
July 27.
Found propert y. A wallet was found on
Ruth Avenue and El Camino Real before
9:37 a.m. Sunday, July 27.
Police reports
Abarbecue party was reported for being
too loud on Capuchino Avenue in
Burlingame before 6:35 p.m. Saturday,
July 26.
By Michelle Durand
A 52-year-old third-striker connected to
the armed robbery of a South San
Francisco office worker in 2007 by DNA
on a bandanna left at the scene was sen-
tenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in
Ajury convicted Tony Alfonso Johnson,
who unsuccessfully represented himself in
trial, in September of robbery and kidnap-
ping with the use of a firearm after only
two hours of deliberations. The charges
left Johnson facing a life term because he
has six prior strike convictions including
kidnapping, robbery and rape.
Johnson is also currently serving 27
years to life in prison for a 2009 gun pos-
session case out of Solano County. The
San Mateo County sentence imposed yes-
terday will run consecutively, Chief
Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti
Johnson was reportedly seeking com-
puter laptops at the South San Francisco
office he entered Dec. 6, 2007, but instead
encountered a worker and fled with the
woman’s credit cards which he reportedly
used within hours of the robbery. While
there, he used a bandanna to hide his face
and wipe away fingerprints from the furni-
ture. The sweaty cloth was found at the
scene by investigators
and used to identify him
as the suspect after his
arrest in Solano County.
The victim also identi-
fied Johnson who she
saw when he removed the
bandanna to wipe the
In 1985, a jury con-
victed Johnson of sexu-
ally assaulting a woman in Pacifica in June
1984. The crime brought him 30 years in
prison and made news because he was
found to have committed great bodily
injury against the woman by passing on a
sexually transmitted disease. The allega-
tion carries an extra three years.
Johnson’s defense fought the finding but
an appellate court ultimately held that a
STD does qualify.
While in prison, Johnson also added two
more years for being a prisoner possess-
ing a deadly weapon. In the middle of
2007, Johnson was paroled back to San
Mateo County.
In the new case, Johnson has credit of
415 days for time served while in custody
without bail.
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Fogging for West Nile
in San Mateo Wednesday
San Mateo County mosquito officials will
once again fog in San Mateo Wednesday
night after more mosquitoes tested positive
for West Nile Virus in the 94402 zip code
The San Mateo County Mosquito and
Vector Control District collected adult mos-
quitoes that tested positive on July 25 and
will conduct a truck-mounted fogging treat-
ment in a half-mile radius around the detec-
tion site.
The treatment is scheduled between 9 p.m.
July 30 and 5 a.m. July 31. Residents are
advised to close all windows and stay inside.
The district recommends bringing any
clothing, children’s toys and pet bowls
Garden vegetables should also be thor-
oughly washed before consuming.
For more information and to see a map of
the exact fogging location visit the district’s
website at www.smcmad.org.
San Mateo gas leaks
prompts evacuations
About 20 people were evacuated in San
Mateo Tuesday morning as crews sealed a
small gas line break, a PG&E spokesman
People were evacuated from buildings in
the area of West 20th Avenue and Alameda de
las Pulgas after the gas line break was report-
ed at 10:25 a.m., PG&E spokesman Jason
King said.
Aconstruction crew hit a 1.25-inch plastic
gas line with an excavator there, causing the
leak, King said.
PG&E sealed the gas leak at about 10:50
a.m. and the evacuations were lifted, he said.
There were markings on the ground where
the underground gas lines were and PG&E is
investigating why the crew hit the line
despite the markings, King said.
“It’s important to not only call 811 but to
follow the safe digging instructions provid-
ed,” he said.
No customers lost service because of the
Jury finds man guilty of more
than a decade of child sexual abuse
A San Mateo County Superior Court jury
on Monday found a Foster City man guilty of
molesting family members over more than a
decade, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Geoffrey Baggett, 62, now faces life in
prison for more than two dozen charges
including continuous sexual abuse of a child,
lewd acts with a child under the age of 14,
oral copulation by force and rape, according
to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s
Baggett began molesting a family member
when she was 7 years old, prosecutors said.
Child Protective Services investigated the
abuse in 2009, but the victim refused to
implicate Baggett, who had threatened to
kill himself if she told anyone what was hap-
pening, prosecutors said.
Baggett stopped molesting the girl, then
age 16, after the investigation, prosecutors
But in 2012, she came forward to police
after learning that her 9-year-old family
member was spending time with Baggett,
according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The girl told police that Baggett was giv-
ing her back massages on a bed, prosecutors
Working with law enforcement, the first
victim called Baggett, who made numerous
admissions of his behavior over the phone,
prosecutors said.
Baggett is being held without bail and will
return to court on Wednesday for sentencing.
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Redwood City
construction closes road
The mixed-use Crossing 900 project in
Redwood City is on track to hit a structural
steel milestone the middle of next month
and lane closures are planned to accommo-
date work, the city announced Tuesday.
The form work along the Jefferson Street
retaining wall on Monday, Aug. 4 requires
closure of the two westbound lanes of
Jefferson Avenue between Middlefield Road
and the railroad undercrossing for approxi-
mately six hours. Signs will be placed in
advance alerting drivers to detours. The
lanes will be reopened before the afternoon
commute, according to the city.
Meanwhile, work on Crossing 900 is
reaching a point of enclosing the exterior of
the building with precast panels and win-
dows and electrical, mechanical and plumb-
ing systems.
Crossing 900 is a mid-rise building of
office, retail and parking on Middlefield
Road adjacent to the Caltrain Station.
Local brief
By Angela Swartz
Working to help keep the community safe
by day as a police officer, Todd Finato also
has a pet project that benefits the communi-
ty as well.
The San Mateo County sheriff’s sergeant
is spearheading a fundraiser “Bagging for
Bucks” for the third year in a row. The event,
at Bianchini’s Market in both San Carlos and
Portola Valley, takes place this Friday and
benefits the Special Olympics of Northern
California. Last year, Finato helped raise
$4,000 for the organization in just a few
“It’s not just about raising money, it’s
about raising awareness for the Special
Olympics,” he said.
Officers will act as courtesy clerks, bag-
ging groceries and collecting tips during
bagging for the group that provides athletic
opportunities to children and adults with dis-
abilities. This year, Finato hopes to raise
even more money; his fundraising goal is
$5,000. Finato, who runs the San Mateo
County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing
Unit, is a Belmont native and a recipient of
several awards for his years of work with
Special Olympics. Bianchini’s Market is
happy to be hosting the event.
“We have a long-standing relationship
with the Sheriff’s Office in San Mateo
County,” Bianchini’s owner Kevin
Bianchini said in a prepared statement. “We
make it a priority to support their work
whenever possible.”
Deputies and staff will be present passing
out giveaways, taking photos and passing
out child fingerprinting and safety kits. In
addition, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s
Explorers Program for teens will be show-
cased at the San Carlos store to raise aware-
ness about the Explorers program.
Finato has been involved with the Special
Olympics for more than 13 years and also
does volunteer work to help combat muscular
dystrophy. Recently, the Lion’s Club pre-
sented him with a Commendation Award for
Service for his work with Special Olympics.
Finato, who has a bachelor’s degree in
criminal justice management, has also par-
ticipated in “Tip-A-Cop” events in which
cops act as celebrity waiters and waitresses.
He was a volunteer firefighter with the Foster
City Fire Department as well as Woodside
Fire Protection District. He then became
acquainted with the San Mateo County
Sheriff’s Office 25 years ago starting his
career as a volunteer member of the
Emergency Services Detail.
“We are able to present awards at different
events,” he said. “Meeting the athletes and
seeing the smiles on their faces is the most
rewarding thing.”
All the athletes are special to Finato, but
he enjoys interacting with one San Carlos
athlete named Ronnie in particular.
The “Bagging for Bucks” event will run
from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at
Bianchini’s Market Portola Valley, 3130
Alpine Road in the Ladera Shopping Center,
and at Bianchini’s Market San Carlos at 810
Laurel St. Police officers are available to
escort customers to their cars. All proceeds
will benefit the Special Olympics of
Northern California.
For more information, go to sonc.org.
“We’re always looking for volunteers to
help with events,” Finato said.
Sergeant hosts fundraiser this Friday
‘Bagging for Bucks’ benefits Special Olympics programming
Sergeant Todd Finato, far right, helps bag groceries for his ‘Bagging for Bucks’ event that
benefits the Special Olympics.
SACRAMENTO — New regulations that
include fines up to $500 a day for resi-
dents who waste water are taking effect in
The St at e Wat er Resour ces Cont r ol
Boar d appr oved t he r ul es ear l i er
t hi s mont h, maki ng i t i l l egal f or
peopl e t o hose down dr i veways and
s i dewal ks , was t e wat er on t hei r
l awns or wash vehi cl es usi ng a hose
wi t hout a shut - off nozzl e.
The regulations took effect Tuesday
after a state legal review.
The stronger enforcement was triggered
in part by a state report that found water
consumption has actually risen amid the
worst drought in nearly four decades,
despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to cut
water use by 20 percent.
The rules apply to residents and busi-
ness owners for nine months, but they
could be renewed.
New California fines for wasting water take effect
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Baptiste John Cava
Baptiste John Cava, also known as Batty,
died Saturday, July 26, 2014, after a long
He was 97.
Born Feb. 10, 1917, in San Francisco,
Batty grew up in North Beach, graduated
Galileo High School and was a member of
the “All City Basketball” team. He loved
sports and played baseball with notable San
Franciscans on a team known as the “Ginger
A member of the Salesian Boys Club,
National Association of Letter Carriers,
Pieretti Group and Peninsula Italian Social
Son of the late Angelo and Gabrielle
Cava; brother of the late Lena Damante and
Josephine Biancalana; father of the late
Gregory Cava.
Survived by his wife of 73 years, Olga;
daughters Gail (Dennis) Campbell, Roberta
(Joe) Robinson; nieces Beverly (Tom)
Doonan and Linda (Fred) Koelling. He will
be missed by five grandchildren, 14 great-
grandchildren, great nieces and nephews.
Batty was proud of his Italian heritage and
will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends are invited to visit 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30 and to attend a 7 p.m.
vigil at Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s
Funeral Home, 977 S. El Camino Real in
San Mateo. A funeral mass is 10:30 a.m.,
Thursday, July 31 at St. Bartholomew
Catholic Church, 300 Alameda de las Pulgas
in San Mateo. Interment at Italian Cemetery
in Colma.
Marc Howard Segal
Marc Howard Segal, born May 23, 1955,
died July 8, 2014, suddenly in his home at
the age of 59.
Born and raised in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, Marc was a graduate of Moody
Bible Institute and Bethel College,
Minneapolis in vocal performance. He
earned a Masters of Divinity at Trinity
Seminary in preparation for his ministry of
serving others. He served children and
youth for 10 years as an associate pastor at
Peninsula Covenant Church, Redwood City.
In 1999, his focus turned to serving sen-
iors. He earned a master’s
of gerontology at Notre
Dame de Namur
University and became
executive director at
Atria Burlingame and
later, Sunrise of
He leaves behind his
wife Daisy of Redwood
City, stepdaughters Gail (Orion) Burdick of
Sunnyvale and Holly Meyer of Menlo Park.
He is also survived by his brother Jeffrey
Segal and mother Dolores Rosoff, both of
“Marc was an extraordinary man who con-
sidered everyone he met to be a friend.”
His memorial will be held at Peninsula
Covenant Church, 3560 Farm Hill Blvd.,
Redwood City 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
Memorial gifts may be made to PCC
Children’s Ministry, 3560 Farm Hill Blvd.,
Redwood City.
Marsha L. Gara-Smith
Mrs. Marsha L. Gara-Smith died July 26,
2014, at Mills Peninsula
Marsha was born in
Saginaw, Michigan, a
daughter of the late Otto
and Peggy Blumenthal.
Marsha, a resident of
Foster City, California,
had previously resided in
Phoenix, Arizona.
Marsha is survived by her husband Robert
W. Smith of Foster City, California; three
children, Thomas Gara of San Mateo,
California; Timothy Gara of Gilbert,
Arizona; Kristina Boydston of Phoenix,
Arizona; grandson Jack Vogler of Phoenix,
Arizona; and sister Andrea Kartler of
Phoenix, Arizona.
Marsha was retired from a career as a man-
ager in electronics distribution.
Aprivate celebration of life will be held at
the convenience of the family. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations may be made
to the American Cancer Society at
donate.cancer.org or (800) 227-2345.
By Dan Elliott and Ray Henry
DENVER — Hundreds of people across
the country lined up Tuesday to tell the
Environmental Protection Agency that its
new rules for power-plant pollution either
go too far or not far enough.
The agency is holding hearings this week
in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and
Washington on President Barack Obama’s
plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30
percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the
starting point. The rules are intended to curb
global warming.
Coal mines, electric utilities, labor
unions, environmental groups, renewable-
energy companies, government agencies,
religious and civil rights organizations and
others sent representatives to the hearings.
Some endorsed the proposals, while oth-
ers said they were a timid response to a huge
problem or an unwarranted attack on the
coal industry and its employees.
John Kinkaid, a Moffat County,
Colorado, commissioner, told the EPA i n
Denver that the rules would devastate his
area, home to a major power plant.
“Energy is the lifeblood of our economy, ”
he said. “Moffat County deserves better
than to be turned into another Detroit,
Retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill of
Harlan County, Kentucky, traveled to
Denver to tell the EPAthat coal-fired plants
are crippling his health and the public’s .
Sturgill said he suffers from black lung and
other respiratory diseases.
“The rule does not do nearly enough to
protect the health of the front-line commu-
nities,” he said. “We’re dying, literally
dying, for you to help us.”
In Atlanta, Jim Doyle, president of
Business Forward and a former Commerce
Department official in the Clinton adminis-
tration, said the benefits of fighting climate
change — and the extreme weather it is
blamed for — outweigh the potential costs.
“Over the past four years, American facto-
ries have been disrupted by typhoons in
Thailand, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico,
droughts in Texas, tornadoes in Kentucky,
falling water levels across the Great Lakes
and flooding in the Northeast,” he said.
Others at the Atlanta hearing said the
rules could raise electricity prices and cause
job losses without significantly curtailing
global carbon emissions. As U.S. utilities
switch to natural gas, more U.S. coal is
being shipped and burned overseas.
With only five minutes each to address the
EPA, scores of advocates in Denver staged
rallies for or against the proposed rules.
“They’re basically trying to shut down
coal, which takes away my job,” said Mike
Zimmerman, a foreman at the Twentymile
Mine in northwestern Colorado, who
attended a rally sponsored by Americans for
At a rally staged by a group called
Colorado Moms Know Best, Jaime Travis
said the rules would cause some disruption
but should be implemented. “It won’t be
painless. But as a mother, I am truly worried
about the future, not just of my state, but the
country and the world,” she said.
The Denver meetings are the only ones
being held in the West, where the topic of
air pollution traditionally sets off a loud
debate over environmental values and eco-
nomic vitality. Three of the top 10 coal-
producing states are in the West —
Wyoming, Montana and Colorado.
Wyoming is No. 1, producing nearly 40
percent of the U.S. total and more than three
times as much as West Virginia, the No. 2
state, according to the National Mining
States would have wide latitude in choos-
ing how to meet the administration’s goals.
Clean-air rules assailedas too much, too little
“The rule does not do nearly
enough to protect the health of the front-line
communities. ...We’re dying, literally dying, for you to help us.”
— Stanley Sturgill of Harlan County, Kentucky
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• A proposal to build a new three-level parking garage at the
Century Centre Office Compl ex on Fashion Island Boulevard
in San Mateo will be discussed at a neighborhood meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 6. The proposal is to create 303 parking spaces
by building two elevated levels upon the current at-grade parking
lot, which serves the office complex at 1400 and 1450 Fashion
Island Blvd. The meeting is 7 p.m. at 1400 Fashion Island Blvd.,
Suite 500, San Mateo. The San Mateo Pl anni ng Commi ssi on will also hold a study
session Aug. 26 to discuss the proposal. The study session is 7:30 p.m. at City Hall,
330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. For more information visit cityofsanmateo.org.
By Christopher Sherman
and Jennifer Agiesta
McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two
months, images of immigrant children who
have crossed the border without a parent,
only to wind up in concrete holding cells
once in United States, have tugged at heart-
strings. Yet most Americans now say U.S.
law should be changed so they can be sent
home quickly, without a deportation hearing.
Anew Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-
thirds of Americans now say illegal immigra-
tion is a serious problem for the country, up
14 points since May and on par with concern
about the issue in May 2010, when Arizona’s
passage of a strict anti-immigration measure
brought the issue to national prominence.
Nearly two-thirds, 62 percent, say immi-
gration is an important issue for them per-
sonally, a figure that’s up 10 points since
March. President Barack Obama’s approval
rating for his handling of immigration
dropped in the poll, with just 31 percent
approving of his performance on the issue,
down from 38 percent in May.
More than 57,000 unaccompanied immi-
grant children have illegally entered the
country since October. Most of the children
hail from Honduras, Guatemala and El
Salvador, where gang violence is pervasive.
Many are seeking to reunite with a parent
already living in the United States.
Since initially calling the surge an “urgent
humanitarian situation” in early June, Obama
has pressed Central American leaders to stem
the flow and has asked Congress for $3.7 bil-
lion in new money to hire more immigration
judges, build more detention space and
process children faster.
House Republicans on Tuesday put forward
a bill costing $659 million through the final
two months of the fiscal year that would send
National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico
border and allow authorities to deport chil-
dren more quickly.
By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans oppose the
current process for handling unaccompanied
minors crossing the border, which requires
that those who are not from Mexico or
Canada stay in the U.S. and receive a hearing
before a judge before they can be deported.
Changing the law to allow all children cross-
ing illegally to be sent back without such a
hearing drew support from 51 percent of
those polled.
Obama’s proposal for emergency funding,
in comparison, was favored by 32 percent
and opposed by 38 percent.
Santiago Moncada, a 65-year-old Austin
resident who is retired from a state human
resources job, said he had considered both
proposals and ultimately believes the chil-
dren need to be deported.
“My heart goes out to them,” said
Moncada, a political independent originally
from the border city of Eagle Pass. “It needs
to be done only because we need to send a
message saying our borders are closed. You
need to apply for citizenship. You need to
apply to come to the United States. You can’t
just cross the border illegally.
“My problem is, ‘Who’s going to take care
of them?”’ Moncada said. “There comes a
time when we have to say enough is enough.”
Moncada, however, does support creating a
pathway to citizenship for many of the 11
million immigrants who already entered the
country illegally. He said many are contribut-
ing and should be given a way to become cit-
Poll: Immigration concerns
rise with tide of children
By Matthew Daly
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday
unanimously confirmed former Procter &
Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new
Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission
to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long
veterans’ waits for health care and VAwork-
ers falsifying records to cover up delays.
McDonald, 61, of Cincinnati, will
replace Acting VASecretary Sloan Gibson,
who took over in May after Eric Shinseki
McDonald has pledged to transform the
VAand promised that “systematic failures”
must be addressed. He said improving
patient access to health care is a top prior-
i t y, along with restoring transparency,
accountability and integrity to the VA.
The 97-0 Senate vote to confirm
McDonald comes as Congress appears
poised to approve a $17 billion compro-
mise bill to refurbish the VA and improve
veterans’ health care. The bill is intended
help veterans avoid long
waits for health care,
hire more doctors and
nurses to treat them, and
make it easier to fire sen-
ior executives at the
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid, D-Nev., said
it was important that
Congress act on the
reform bill as quickly as
possible to give McDonald and his team
“the resources they need to ensure
American veterans are getting the care
we’ve promised them.”
Senate Republican leader Mitch
McConnell of Kentucky said McDonald
“has a tough job ahead of him,” but said
that if he “is willing to work in a collabo-
rative and open manner with Congress,”
Republicans will help McDonald fix the
President Barack Obama applauded
McDonald’s confirmation.
Senate confirms Robert
McDonald as VA secretary
Pro-Immigration protesters hold posters outside the Escondido City Council chambers in
Escondido, north of San Diego.
Helicopter rescues
teens on California cliff
A California Highway Patrol helicopter
plucked two teenagers clinging to the side
of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dra-
matic rescue captured on video.
The helicopter was called to the cliff about
two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge
on Friday around 6:30 p.m. CHP Officer
Daniel Hill says the 17- and 18-year-old
boys were stuck to the cliff about 75 feet
above a beach and had no way of getting
They were wearing beach clothes and had
no shoes. Hill says the area was not close to
a road, making a high angle rope rescue out
of the question. In the video, a rescuer
aboard the helicopter lowers a harness and
picks up each boy separately. They are
dropped off on a beach.
They were not hurt.
Around the Bay
Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Barbara Surk
BEIRUT— Insurgents fighting in Syria to
oust President Bashar Assad detonated
bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the
contested northern city of Aleppo on
Tuesday, killing at least 13 pro-government
troops, opposition activists said.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights said rebels detonated explo-
sives in two tunnels, dug under the ancient
quarter of Aleppo that has been the site of
some of the fiercest fighting in the Syrian
conflict, now in its fourth year. The
Observatory said the blasts killed at least
13 soldiers and pro-government militiamen
late Tuesday. It said one bomb went off
under a police station that likely housed
Clashes between rebels, belonging to
Islamic groups, including the al-Qaida-
linked Nusra Front, and Assad’s forces
broke out after the blasts and fighting raged
into the night, the Observatory said. The
group has been documenting Syrian conflict
since it started in March 2011 through a
network of activists on the ground.
Another opposition group, the Syria-
based Local Coordination Committees, also
reported the Aleppo blasts. It said there
were an unknown number of casualties on
the government side.
There was no immediate claim of respon-
sibility for the attack that comes amid
reports of a surge in deadly attacks by the
al-Qaida-breakaway Islamic State group tar-
geting Assad’s forces.
More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half
of them pro-government forces — have
been killed in just over two weeks, marking
one of the worst death tolls in the country’s
civil war.
The Islamic State group has recently
taken swaths of territory in eastern Syria
and whole cities and towns in neighboring
Iraq. It merged the territories last month and
declared an Islamic state.
Increased targeting of Assad’s forces in
northern Syria could signal shifting priori-
ties for Sunni militants, seeking to consol-
idate their hold on territory and resources
along the border with Turkey.
The attacks are also a powerful reminder
that the rebels can still deal a heavy blow to
Assad’s forces in the heart of Syria’s urban
center that is the biggest price in the civil
war. Regaining control of Aleppo would
boost Assad’s confidence after his forces
retook territory from the opposition in cen-
tral Syria, and along the border with
Lebanon and around Damascus in time for
its June 3 presidential election.
Assad won a third, seven-year term in a
vote that was dismissed by the West and the
opposition as a scheme.
Syrian conflict started in March 2011 as a
largely peaceful uprising against Assad’s
rule. It has turned into an armed revolt after
some opposition supporters took up arms
to fight a brutal government crackdown. It
gradually has become a civil war, pitting
predominantly Sunni rebels against Assad’s
government that is mostly made up of
Alawites, a sect in Shiite Islam.
More than 170,000 people have been
killed in the fighting and nearly a third of
Syria’s 23 million inhabitants have been
uprooted from their homes.
Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13
A civil defense member is stuck under debris at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel
bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Assad in Aleppo.
By Josh Boak
WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of
Americans have debts and unpaid bills that
have been reported to collection agencies,
according to a study released Tuesday by the
Urban Institute.
These consumers fall behind on credit
cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages,
auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid.
Even past-due gym membership fees or cell-
phone contracts can end up with a collection
agency, potentially hurting credit scores
and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a
senior fellow at the Washington-based think
“Roughly, every third person you pass on
the street is going to have debt in collec-
tions,” Ratcliffe said. “It can tip employers’
hiring decisions, or whether or not you get
that apartment.”
The study found that 35.1 percent of peo-
ple with credit records had been reported to
collections for debt that averaged $5,178,
based on September 2013 records. The study
points to a disturbing trend: The share of
Americans in collections has remained rela-
tively constant, even as the country as a
whole has whittled down the size of its cred-
it card debt since the official end of the Great
Recession in the middle of 2009.
As a share of people’s income, credit card
debt has reached its lowest level in more
than a decade, according to the American
Bankers Association. People increasingly
pay off balances each month. Just 2.44 per-
cent of card accounts are overdue by 30 days
or more, versus the 15-year average of 3.82
Yet roughly the same percentage of people
are still getting reported for unpaid bills,
according to the Urban Institute study per-
formed in conjunction with researchers from
the Consumer Credit Research Institute.
Their figures nearly match the 36.5 percent
of people in collections reported by a 2004
Federal Reserve analysis.
All of this has reshaped the economy. The
collections industry employs 140,000
workers who recover around $50 billion
each year, according to a separate study pub-
lished this year by the Federal Reserve’s
Philadelphia bank branch.
Health care-related bills account for 37.9
percent of the debts collected, according to a
new report commissioned by the
Association of Credit and Collection
Professionals. Student loan debt represents
another 25.2 percent and credit cards make
up 10.1 percent, with the rest of the collec-
tions going for local governments, retail-
ers, telecoms and utilities.
The delinquent debt is overwhelmingly
concentrated in Southern and Western states.
Texas cities have a large share of their popu-
lations being reported to collection agen-
cies: Dallas (44.3 percent); El Paso (44.4
percent), Houston (43.7 percent), McAllen
(51.7 percent) and San Antonio (44.5 per-
Almost half of Las Vegas residents—
many of whom bore the brunt of the housing
bust that sparked the recession— have debt
in collections. Other Southern cities have a
disproportionate number of their people fac-
ing debt collectors, including Orlando and
Jacksonville, Florida; Memphis,
Tennessee; Columbia, South Carolina; and
Jackson, Mississippi.
Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors
“Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is
going to have debt in collections. ... It can tip employers’
hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment.”
— Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at Urban Institute
Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Serra graduate Pat
Hennen: Famous but forgotten
I really enjoyed Sue Lempert’s col-
umn “Famous local high school grad-
uates” in the July 28 edition of the
Daily Journal. As a Serra High stu-
dent, I remember seeing Lynn Swann
and Tom McBreen in the halls. I kept
reading down the column to find the
name of another Serra sports success
story, but, as usual, this person was-
n’t mentioned.
Pat Hennen graduated from Serra
High School in 1972. Four years
later, he was the first American to win
a European grand prix when he won
the Finnish Grand Prix at a time when
it was thought that no American
would never win on European soil. He
beat the Europeans on their home turf
and proved that you better not count
America out.
I quote from the American
Motorcycle Hall of Fame — “So
unexpected was his victory in Finland
that organizers didn’t have a sound
track of the U.S. national anthem.
Hennen wore a cowboy hat on the
podium — a tribute to his father who
was once a professional rodeo cow-
boy — much to the delight of the
European photographers.” Hennen
was inducted into the motorcycle hall
of fame in 2007.
In 1978, his career ended in a crash
in England when he rode an unsched-
uled race as a favor to his sponsor.
Pat was always quiet and reserved,
very focused and goal-oriented. You
never saw him in trouble at school or
at parties. In fact, most people at
Serra didn’t even know he had a
motorcycle. He was not the “grease
monkey” most people picture when
they think of a motorcycle racer.
This local high school graduate
proved that an American could win in
the highest echelon of motorcycle
racing at a time when few thought it
could be done.
His Wikipedia page tells a very
interesting story of one of San
Mateo’s own, yet he is virtually
unknown here.
The worst part of all this? He still
lives in San Mateo!
Rob Gibson
San Mateo
Operation Replace Jackie Speier
The article “Jackie Speier seeks
answers to VAproblems,” in the July
22 edition of the Daily Journal, was a
pithy encapsulation of the problems
facing too many of our veterans. So
what is a veteran to do? Try to get
relief from U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier?
Question: What is worse, suffering
from unacceptably long wait times
for service or the degrading experi-
ence of seeking redress from Speier
who acknowledges that she has been
aware of these problems for at least
nine years? Now that is what I call a
long wait time.
Veterans deserve timely and compe-
tent service. Step one remedy is to
replace Speier in the November elec-
Our honored veterans rightly
deserve someone who will seek to
prevent these disasters from happen-
ing in the first place. Speier pretends
to care from behind the walls of her
Hillsborough compound, but the
record belies her facade. She has been
AWOL for 22 votes this year alone.
When you are in the voting booth
and see the word, “incumbent,” think
“incompetent,” and vote accordingly.
Together, we can remove that aris-
tocratic, Democratic congresswoman
and replace her with someone who
genuinely relates to the hard-working
women and men of our district.
Let operation, “Replace” begin.
Ethan Jones
San Bruno
Prayers for peace
Samia Shoman’s recent letter to the
editor (“The universal priceless value
of blood”) in the July 23 edition of
the Daily Journal decrying the vio-
lence in Gaza was at once courageous
and compassionate. Moreover, Mrs.
Shoman is to be truly respected for
her plea to turn to the power of prayer
to stop the fighting (“I am asking for
prayers for the people of Gaza.”) I
would only add in the spirit of peace
that we are called to pray for a better
life for children, families and people
everywhere. No one should have to
live in a world of guns, bombs, sarin
gas, kidnappings, rockets, missiles,
flag-draped coffins, shattered lives and
broken hearts. We have all been creat-
ed by a loving God for better things.
Michael Traynor
Letters to the editor
Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald
t’s no surprise that a large por-
tion of venture capital goes
toward the “cool” stuff. Stuff
such as phone apps that help people
improve the way they do social net-
working, order pizza or keep up with
Hollywood celebrities.
That’s fine, but it’s encouraging to
read in Modern Farmer magazine that
some investors are turning their
attention to supporting innovative
ideas for efficient water use.
Technology that promotes prudent
use of this essential resource for agri-
culture and other needs might not
sound cool to some, but that is just
the type of scientific advancement
21st-century agriculture needs. At
present, less than 1 percent of U.S.
venture capital goes toward water-effi-
ciency breakthroughs.
Reporting by Circle of Blue, a
research/journalist group that studies
water issues, recently pointed out a
key reason why the world needs tech-
nological innovation on water needs:
“Aquifers that nourish some of the
richest farmland and the largest coun-
tries are under stress. Aquifers in
California’s Central Valley, India’s
Ganges Plain, the grasslands of
northern China and the Arabian
Peninsula are all shrinking.”
Water scarcity has dramatically
reduced cattle numbers in the southern
Plains and spurred the state govern-
ment in Kansas to rework its water
laws and begin a process for crafting a
50-year statewide water plan.
In Nebraska — which leads the
nation with 8.3 million acres in irri-
gation — a state water task force this
year developed legislation that’s
launched a statewide collaboration to
strengthen water sustainability.
Meanwhile, the ongoing drought in
California is projected to spur farmers
to let 800,000 acres lie fallow this
year due to water shortages. The cata-
strophic drought has spurred some
Bay Area investors to begin putting
money into new ideas for water sus-
This issue relates directly to the
University of Nebraska’s Daugherty
Water for Food Institute and its annual
conference, set for October. The annu-
al event attracts water experts from
around the world.
Development of water-efficiency
technology may never be considered
as cool as phone apps, but in a world
facing growing water and food chal-
lenges, such investment is critical for
urban and rural folks alike.
Invest in technology to manage water supplies Celebrating junk food?
e may believe that we make informed deci-
sions about food choice, but we cannot do
so if we are oblivious to the ways food
companies influence our choices.” — Marion Nestle,
“Food Politics.”
It’s July 21, 8:45 a.m. and on the TV news I am
informed that today is National Junk Food Day. No, it’s
not a day to decide to eliminate such foods from our diets.
It’s dedicated to “eating all the junk food you wish without
feeling guilty.” I wonder who could have thought of that! I
must Google it right now!
There it is! It’s listed under “Fun, unusual, forgotten des-
ignations on our calendar.” Junk Food Day is described as
“Acelebration of foods that everyone loves to snack on
… about eating foods that we generally try to avoid to
maintain a healthy
We are told what most of
us already know, that “junk
foods are the foods that are
high in fats, sugars, salt
and calories and contain
very little nutritional
value. Today you get to cel-
ebrate by eating those
foods without counting
calories and thinking about
nutrition … and tomorrow
you may resume your diet.”
Google informs me that
“Within our resources, we
were unable to find the creator and origin of National Junk
Food Day, an ‘unofficial’ holiday.” Hmmm!
I love the response from The Huffington Post. “What’s
next? Drink more soda day? Enjoy a cigarette day? Drive
without seat belts day?”
What’s really needed is an ongoing National Avoid Junk
Food Campaign and maybe a special day to take stock of
our diets and renew our commitment to avoid as many
products as possible that qualify. The problem is that this
isn’t an issue to be taken lightly. The way a great many
people eat is undermining not only their health, but the
health and well-being of our entire nation.
It’s a competition between the food industry and any
consumer who wishes to eat healthfully. And it’s obvious
that the industry has the upper hand. Corporate interests
know that there are many more people out there who go
for instant gratification instead of taking the time to guide
their diets in the direction of better health. Many could
care less about learning about how what they eat affects
their future. They want it now and to heck with tomorrow!
And the FDA? Don’t expect miracles!
When it comes to junk food, it seems that there’s not all
that much in the supermarket any more that doesn’t fit the
category. Of course, it depends upon how you define it.
But basically, there is a plethora of products that provide
little nutrition per calorie — those that are made with
white flour, much sugar, unhealthy fat and a lot of sodium.
And we must not forget those that we should avoid because
they have been inundated with pesticides and fungicides or
formulated with chemicals (such as colors) to make them
more appealing so we’ll eat more of them. As Michael
Pollen wrote in “Food Rules”: “There’s a lot of money in
the Western diet. The more you process any food, the more
profitable it becomes.”
It’s not easy to avoid such products. Besides, how many
parents of young children know what foods to avoid,
much less which to emphasize? How many have the time
or inclination to devote to learning about such things and
providing foods accordingly? And if we eat out, we have
no idea where the ingredients of the selections on the
menu have originated or how they’ve been prepared.
It’s very dismaying to see how the poor diets of so
many Americans (aided and abetted by the industry without
a conscience) have caused unprecedented obesity and relat-
ed illnesses. To allow corporate interests to determine
what foods are available for purchase (no matter how
manipulated and processed), as far as I’m concerned, is
“National Junk Food Day”! Hard to believe! I can’t help
but think that it’s a convoluted ploy by industry to bring
attention to and sell more of their profit-making contrived
products. Tell me if I’m wrong.
Thinking of people like herself in the business of nutri-
tion education, Ms. Nestle wrote: “If we are going to make
real progress in helping the public improve diet and
health, we are going to have to face the political issues
head on, say what we really mean, and be willing to take
the consequences of substantial opposition from many
sectors of society. At stake are credibility, integrity and
ethics.” Marion, your work is cut out for you and your
And I beg you, Junk Food Day or not, please don’t eat
deep-fried Twinkies.
Since 1984, Dorothy Dimitre has written more than 750
columns for various local newspapers. Her email address is
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Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New
York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Corning Inc., down $2.05 to $20
The specialty glass maker reported quarterly profit matching Wall Street
expectations, but its revenue fell short of forecasts.
CenturyLink Inc., up $2.19 to $39.90
The telecommunications company expanded an advertising deal and the
stock got a boost from a peer’s announced tax saving plan.
HealthSouth Corp., $2.31 to $39.95
The rehabilitation hospital operator reported a drop in quarterly profit,
but the results and revenue increase beat expectations.
Oshkosh Corp., down $7.35 to $45.84
The specialty truck and vehicle maker reported lower-than-expected
quarterly profit and narrowed its full-year financial forecast.
Windstream Holdings Inc., up $1.30 to $11.83
The network communications company said it will spin off certain assets
into a real estate investment trust in a tax saving move.
Tile Shop Holdings Inc., down $1.12 to $9.44
The tile retailer reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and
revenue results and lowered its full-year guidance.
Integrated Device Technology Inc., up $1.48 to $15.01
The technology company reported a boost in its first-quarter profit and
revenue, beating Wall Street expectations for the period.
Plug Power Inc., up 25 cents to $5.77
The hydrogen fuel cells supplier received an expanded order by Wal-
Mart-Stores Inc. for equipment at a seventh warehouse.
Big movers
By Matthew Craft
NEW YORK — The stock market
fell modestly on Tuesday as investors
waited for a batch of big economic
reports later this week.
On Wednesday, the government
releases its look at economic growth
in the spring quarter and the Federal
Reserve finishes a two-day meeting.
The next day, a report on China’s
manufacturing industry will give
investors an update on the health of
the world’s factory floor.
For U.S. investors, the key news
comes Friday, when the Labor
Department releases its monthly
report on the jobs market.
With traders cautious ahead of these
reports, the market has drifted.
“So far, it seems like this week is
about waiting for later this week,”
said Bill Stone, chief investment
strategist at PNC Asset Management
Stocks spent most of Tuesday wan-
dering around the start line. Major
indexes crept higher in the morning,
following news that a gauge of con-
sumer confidence hit its highest level
in nearly seven years. Major indexes
turned flat by midday then slid to a
loss in the last hours of trading.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index
lost 8.96 points, or 0.5 percent, to
close at 1,969.95.
The Dow Jones industrial average
fell 70.48 points, or 0.4 percent, to
16, 912. 11, while the Nasdaq com-
posite slipped 2.21 points, less than
0.1 percent, to 4,442.70.
Telecoms were the only one of the
10 industry groups in the S&P 500 to
rise as traders plowed into a range of
telephone and cable stocks, includ-
ing AT&T and Verizon. The moves
came after Windstream Holdings
announced plans to move some of its
network into a trust that won’t pay
income tax. Windstream’s stock
jumped $1.30, or 12 percent, to
$11. 83.
This week marks the half-way point
for second-quarter earnings, and the
overall results look solid. Earnings
are on track to climb 8.8 percent over
the year. At the start of the earnings
season, analysts predicted an
increase of 6 percent.
Among the heavyweights turning
in results Tuesday, Merck reported a
large sale and a tax benefit that
helped it more than double second-
quarter earnings, easily topping Wall
Street’s expectations. The drugmaker
also raised its profit forecast for
2014. Its stock climbed 61 cents, or
1 percent, to $58.58.
A warning of lower profits from
United Parcel Service knocked its
stock down. UPS said spending on
technology to improve its service
during the upcoming holiday season
will take a cut out of its full-year
earnings. The shipping company
also said its second-quarter earnings
fell 58 percent, though shipments
and sales picked up. UPS sank $3.80,
or 4 percent, to $98.86.
Twitter rose sharply after regular
trading ended on Tuesday. The short
messaging service reported that its
revenue more than doubled in the sec-
ond quarter. Twitter rose $11.32, or
30 percent, to $49.91.
Even with earnings coming in,
traders are mostly biding their time
until the economic news hits.
“In the next three days we’re going
to get so much information on the
state of the economy,” said Jim
Paulsen, chief investment strategist
at Wells Capital Management. “It
could change the landscape under our
In other markets:
The price of oil fell on concerns
about the strength of demand for oil
and gasoline in the U.S., ahead of the
weekly report on supplies from the
Energy Department. Benchmark U.S.
crude slipped 70 cents to $100.97 a
barrel on the New York Mercantile
Stocks end lower ahead of economic data
By Linda A. Johnson
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday
that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its
worldwide workforce and close four sites,
even as it reported stellar second-quarter
results that trounced Wall Street expecta-
Amgen also raised its forecasts for its
2014 profit and revenue, driving up its
The maker of Prolia for osteoporosis
and anemia treatment Aranesp said it’s
restructuring to free up money needed
for investments in the business, partic-
ularly marketing and other costs for
launching new drugs.
“We began this action with strong confi-
dence in the underlying performance of our
business,” CEO Bob Bradway told analysts
on a conference call.
The layoffs will happen this year and
next, eliminating 2,400 to 2,900 of its
20,000 jobs, mostly in the U.S. Amgen
plans to close two sites in Washington
state that focus on research and develop-
ment and two in Colorado, primarily manu-
facturing plants with 20-year-old technolo-
gy. It’s investing in the latest technology
Amgen said it will streamline the compa-
ny, reduce management layers and reduce its
real estate footprint by 23 percent. It will
keep its headquarters in Thousand Oaks,
California, albeit with a smaller staff.
The company anticipates charges of
$775 million to $950 million for site clo-
sures and severance payments, mostly in
2014 and 2015. It expects modest 2015
savings, but expense reductions in 2016 of
about $700 million, versus 2013 spend-
ing. Most savings will be reinvested,
including expanding its operations in the
biotech hubs of Cambridge, Massachusetts
and South San Francisco.
“We have an unprecedented number of
late-stage programs rolling through at the
moment,” said research head Sean Harper.
Amgen is awaiting U.S. approval for its
chronic heart failure medicine, ivabradine,
and its advanced melanoma drug, talimo-
gene laherparepvec. The company hasn’t
announced brand names for either one.
It plans to apply in this quarter for U.S.
and EU approval of evolocumab, for abnor-
mal levels of blood fats such as choles-
terol. It’s targeting the second half of the
year to apply for U.S. approval of blinatu-
momab, for acute lymphoblastic leukemia
that’s relapsed or not responded to prior
treatment. And it’s conducting late-stage
patient tests on drugs for psoriasis, recur-
rent ovarian cancer and a thyroid disorder.
Meanwhile, Amgen posted a 23 percent
jump in second-quarter profit as revenue
jumped 11 percent on strong performances
by nearly all of its drugs.
Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400
Twitter 2Q results
soar, stock flies high
SAN FRANCISCO — Stronger-than-
expected results pushed Twitter’s stock
sharply higher on Tuesday after the short
messaging service said its revenue more
than doubled in the second quarter.
The San Francisco-based company’s
stock jumped 29.6 percent to $50.01 in
extended trading after the results came out.
Twitter posted a net loss of $144.6 mil-
lion, or 24 cents per share, in the April-June
period. That compares with a loss of $42.2
million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier
when Twitter was still a private company.
Adjusted earnings were 2 cents per share
in the latest quarter, beating analysts’
expectations of a loss of 1 cent, according
to FactSet. Revenue was $312.2 million, up
from $139.3 million.
OKCupid, Facebook not
alone in studying consumers
NEW YORK — Think you’re in control?
Think again.
This week, OKCupid became the latest
company to admit that it has manipulated
customer data to see how users of its dating
service would react to one another. The New
York-based Internet company’s revelation
follows news earlier this month that
Facebook let researchers change news feeds
to see how it would affect users’ moods. The
fact is, big companies use customers as
unwitting guinea pigs all the time —online
and in the real world.
By Ricardo Alonson-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON — The price is sky-high,
but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill
drug has become the treatment of choice for
Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting
disease that affects more than 3 million.
Even with insurers reluctant to pay,
Sovaldi prescriptions have eclipsed those
for all other hepatitis C pills combined in a
matter of months, new data from IMS Health
indicate. The promise of a real cure, with
fewer nasty side effects, has prompted thou-
sands to get treated.
But clinical and commercial successes are
also triggering scrutiny for the drug’s man-
ufacturer, Foster City-based Gilead Sciences
Inc., which just reported second-quarter
profits of $3.66 billion, or a net margin of
56 percent.
Two senators have unearthed documents
that suggest the initial developers of
Sovaldi considered pricing it at less than
half as much. The health insurance industry
is publicly scolding Gilead, and state
Medicaid programs are pushing back.
The repercussions go beyond one drug and
one disease. Anumber of promising cancer
medications near approval could be drawn
into the storm over costs.
“You can’t put too fine a point on the sort
of moral dilemma that we have here,” said
Michael Kleinrock, director of the IMS
Institute, which studies prescription drug
trends. “This is something that the
research-based pharmaceutical industry
reaches for all the time: a cure. But when
they achieve one, can we afford it?”
New $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice
By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO — Dustin Moskovitz is
plotting an escape from email.
The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a
lot about communication since he teamed up
with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg
to create Facebook a decade ago, and that
knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to
change the way people connect at work,
where the incessant drumbeat of email has
become an excruciating annoyance.
Moskovitz is trying to turn that chronic
headache into an afterthought with Asana, a
San Francisco startup he runs with former
Facebook and Google product manager,
Justin Rosenstein.
Asana peddles software that combines the
elements of a communal notebook, social
network, instant messaging application and
online calendar to enable teams of employ-
ees to share information and do most of their
jobs without relying on email.
“We are trying to make all the soul-sucking
work that comes with email go away, ”
Rosenstein says as Moskovitz nods sitting
across from him in a former brewery that
serves as Asana’s headquarters. “This came
out of a deep, heartfelt pain that Dustin and I
were experiencing, along with just about
everyone around us.”
The misery keeps mounting in the corpo-
rate world, which remains an email haven.
This year, each worker using a business email
account will send and receive a daily average
of 121 mail messages, a 15 percent increase
from 105 per day in 2011, according to The
Radicati Group, which tracks email usage.
In contrast, consumers have been weaning
themselves from electronic inboxes and
increasingly turning to digital alternatives
such as Facebook, Twitter and mobile mes-
saging. More email translates to less produc-
tivity as workers spend more time weeding
their inboxes and puzzling over convoluted
exchanges among a hodgepodge of col-
leagues and managers scattered in various
offices — or sometimes just a cubicles away.
To exacerbate matters, vital pieces of busi-
ness information are often corralled in a
worker’s inbox instead of in a database that
can be searched by anyone working on the
same project.
If companies set up communications chan-
nels that worked more like social networks,
the amount of time workers could devote to
other things would increase by about 8 per-
cent each week, according to estimates from
a study by the McKinsey Global Institute.
Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?
Business briefs
By Nathan Mollat
Only 11 years old, Redwood Shores’ Lucy
Li is already inspiring the next generation
of women golfers.
Tuesday, Li returned to Half Moon Bay
Golf Links, the site of her historic U.S.
Women’s Open qualifying rounds, to talk to
a group of female golf campers in associa-
tion with the Boys and Girls’ Club of the
“[Half Moon Bay Golf Links] was look-
ing to bring some girls into golf,” said
Sandra Andreinci, president of the Board of
Directors for the Boys and Girls’ Club of the
Ellen Wright, who works with the club as
well, added, “For kids who would not be able
to afford [to learn to play golf].”
The club worked with the golf course for
the last six weeks and it culminated with a
meet-and-greet with Li, who became the
youngest golfer to ever qualify for the U.S.
Women’s Open.
Everyone appeared a bit shy in the begin-
ning, as Li was asked a series of question
regarding her game and when she took it up.
“I started playing at 7 (years old),” Li
said. “My brothers played and I really liked
it. Everyone can play and you can play by
Li then brought in her golf bag to show
the girls what clubs she carried. She said she
had so many woods — as opposed to long
irons — because they were easier to hit.
After the question-and-answer session, Li
went over to the tee on hole No. 1 and hit a
series of shots, starting with her 8-iron,
before going to her 6-iron, 3-wood and
Li Inspiring girls her own age
By Terry Bernal
It isn’t just the Pacifica American boys. It
isn’t just the team’s family and friends. It’s
the entire town of Pacifica rallying behind a
simple but poignant slogan — “We
The Pacifica American All-Star Little
League baseball team has won the hearts of
its hometown with a dynamic postseason
run. And with the team beginning Western
Region play Friday in San Bernardino, the
12 players and four coaches comprising one
of the greatest baseball teams District 52
has ever produced closed its hometown prac-
tice schedule in style Tuesday.
After a mild day of infield and batting
practice at their home field at Ortega
School, the Pacifica American boys cele-
brated with a sendoff party at a local eatery,
The Surf Spot. Wednesday morning, the
team departs for San Bernardino to play in
the six-team Western Region tournament,
with the winner of the Aug. 9 championship
game flying out of Los Angeles
International Airport to Williamsport,
Pennsylvania to play in the Little League
World Series.
It was the day following Pacifica
American’s Northern California title win in
San Jose during last week’s Division 2
championship tourney when manager Steve
Falk realized the magnitude of his team’s
burgeoning celebrity. Just how proud was
Falk after his team captured the Nor Cal
“I didn’t take my hat off for three days,”
Coach Falk said.
So, while Coach Falk and his family —
including his son, Pacifica American’s
pitcher and shortstop Christian Falk —
were walking along Linda Mar Beach over
the weekend, they received an impromptu
round of applause from a group of fans who
recognized their green-and-gold Pacifica
American baseball caps.
Now, the team has added a new t-shirt to
its wardrobe: the Northern California
champs tribute with that simple but
Pacifica American on the road to West Regional
By Michael Tarm
CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday
to help athletes with head injuries in a pro-
posed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that
college sports’ governing body touted as a
major step forward but that critics say doesn’t
go nearly far enough.
The deal, filed in U.S. District Court in
Chicago, calls for the NCAAto toughen return-
to-play rules for players who receive head
blows and create a $70 million fund to pay for
thousands of current and former athletes to
undergo testing to determine whether they suf-
fered brain trauma while playing football and
other contact sports.
Alead attorney for the plaintiffs who spear-
headed nearly a year of talks culminating in the
agreement said the provisions would ultimate-
ly improve players’ safety and leave open the
possibility of damage payments later.
“I wouldn’t say these changes solve the safe-
ty problems, but they do reduce the risks,”
Chicago attorney Joseph Siprut said. “It’s
changed college sports forever.”
Others strongly disagreed.
Unlike a proposed settlement in a similar
lawsuit against the NFL, this deal does not set
aside any money to pay players who suffered
brain trauma. Instead, athletes can sue individ-
ually for damages; the NCAA-funded tests that
would gauge the extent of neurological injuries
could establish grounds for doing just that.
One plaintiffs’ attorney not involved in the
negotiations called it a “terrible deal” that lets
the NCAA off the hook far too easily. Jay
Edelson called the agreement “window dress-
ing,” saying the NCAA will be able to settle
one-off suits for several thousand each. He esti-
mated that a single, class-action damages set-
tlement could have been worth $2 billion to
“Instead,” he said, “it’s worthless.”
The settlement is primarily directed at men
and women who participated in basketball,
football, ice hockey, soccer, wrestling, field
hockey and lacrosse.
NCAA settles its
head-injury suit,
will change rules
See NCAA, Page 17
See REGIONAL, Page 16
<<< Page 15, Brandon Lloyd
back home in red-and-gold
Wednesday • July 30, 2014
Lucy Li signs autographs at Half Moon Bay
Golf Links Tuesday. See LI, Page 13
Tri-County’s Tyler Minton slides under the tag of SanCarlos third baseman Alex Pennes in the loser’s bracket final of the Joe DiMaggioWorld
Series at Half MoonBay High School Tuesday.Tri-County advances to today’s championship game by virtue of a 13-3 win over SanCarlos.
By Nathan Mollat
The San Carlos Seals baseball team had a
tall task in front of it in the Joe DiMaggio
World Series Tuesday in Half Moon Bay
Playing in the loser’s bracket, the Seals
needed to sweep a doubleheader to advanced
to the championship series Wednesday.
San Carlos beat Daly City 7-3 in the
morning game to advance to the loser’s
bracket finals, but came up well short in a
13-3 loss to defending champ Tri-County of
Winters, ending San Carlos’ season.
“The way the tournament was set up, it
didn’t favor us. We had to play a game and
[Tri-County is] fresh,” said San Carlos man-
ager Brian Rumsey. “But you can’t take any-
thing away from them. They’re good.”
With the win, Tri-County moves into the
championship series against Mendocino
beginning today at 11 a.m. Mendocino beat
the Gamblers 5-4 in a game Monday and Tri-
County will need to sweep a doubleheader to
defend its Joe DiMaggio World Series title.
After Joe Pratt tossed a gem in the win
over Daly City, San Carlos was left with the
back end of its pitching staff. Sean Yao was
more than ready and willing to take the ball
against Tri-County, but the Gamblers wasted
little time in teeing off on him. They scored
11 runs on 10 hits over 2 2/3 innings. Tri-
County scored once in the bottom of the
first before scoring four in the second and
six in the third. The Gamblers were held off
the scoreboard in the fourth, but ended the
game with two runs in the bottom of the
fifth to end the game via the 10-run mercy
“They’re a good team,” Rumsey said.
“They’re a good swinging team and they
pitched well.”
Tri-County pitcher Tyler Minton was
dominating through the first two innings,
striking out four in a row, including the side
in the second.
But then Minton lost his command and
couldn’t find the strike zone. San Carlos
San Carlos goes 1 for 2
Seals beat Daly City, lose toTri-County in Joe DiMaggioWorld Series
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Watson p 0 0 0 0 Hudson p 2 0 0 0
Snchz ph-1b1 0 0 0 Machi p 0 0 0 0
Mercer ss 3 0 1 0 Arias ph 1 0 1 0
Liriano p 3 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0
Mrtnz lf 1 0 0 0
Totals 34 3 7 3 Totals 32 1 6 1
Pittsburgh 120 000 000 — 3 7 0
SanFrancisco 010 000 000 — 1 6 0
5. 2B—A.McCutchen (30),G.Blanco (8).3B—Mercer
(1). HR—J.Harrison (8), Snider (7), Morse (15). SB—
A.McCutchen (17).
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO
Liriano W,3-7 7 4 1 1 1 11
Watson H,25 1 1 0 0 0 0
Melancon S,20 1 1 0 0 0 2
SanFrancisco IP H R ER BB SO
T.Hudson L,8-8 7 6 3 3 1 2
Machi 1 1 0 0 0 0
Affeldt 1 0 0 0 1 0
Umpires—Home, Brian Knight; First, Fieldin Culbreth;
Second, Chris Segal;Third, Jim Reynolds.
T—2:45. A—42,242 (41,915).
HOUSTON — Brandon Moss was having a
frustrating night before the ninth inning.
Mired in an 0-for-14 rut, Moss turned things
around on one pitch.
He hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally
in the ninth inning that sent the Oakland
Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Houston
Astros on Tuesday night.
Josh Reddick homered for the AL West-lead-
ing A’s and Yoenis Cespedes had three hits,
including two doubles.
“It had not been a very good day until that last
at-bat,” Moss said. “I was just trying to battle,
stay on the ball a little bit. Get on base any way
I could. If I got a good pitch to hit, hit it hard.”
Oakland trailed 4-1 in the ninth before pinch-
hitter Alberto Callaspo had a two-run single off
closer Chad Qualls (1-2).
After Houston couldn’t turn a potential game-
ending double play on John Jaso’s grounder,
Jed Lowrie walked and Cespedes tied it with a
Moss ended his slump with the RBI single off
Tony Sipp and then Josh
Donaldson hit a two-run
double off Jose Veras.
“We always have confi-
dence in him,” Oakland
manager Bob Melvin said
of Moss. “He’s played him-
self into a role here this
year where he’s getting at-
bats against left-handers,
too, and doing some dam-
age, and no more than that one right there.”
Evan Scribner (1-0) got the win and Sean
Doolittle pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
“They just found some holes when they need-
ed to and hit the ball on the screws when they
needed to,” Qualls said. “I just didn’t get it done.”
Marwin Gonzalez homered off the left-field
foul pole in the first inning to give the Astros a
1-0 lead. Enrique Hernandez had an RBI triple as
part of a two-run fifth and an RBI double in sev-
enth to give the Astros the 4-1 lead.
“Any time you lose games in the eighth or
ninth inning, those are tough games to lose,”
Houston manager Bo Porter said. “We were in
position to win the ballgame and just were not
able to close it out.”
Astros starter Scott Feldman allowed one run
and five hits in seven innings. He rebounded
after one of his worst outings of the season
Thursday at Oakland in which he gave up six
runs in 5 1-3 innings.
A’s starter Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs
and six hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2-3
“I’m not happy with how I pitched, but to
keep it close and give these guys a chance,
sometimes that’s all I need,” Samardzija said.
Outfielder Coco Crisp, who has missed the
last two games with a neck strain, had an MRI
on his neck Monday. The exam showed no
changes, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.
Right-hander Jason Hammel will try to get
his first win with the A’s after going 0-3 with a
7.11 ERA in his first three starts since being
acquired July 5 from the Cubs. Houston lefty
Dallas Keuchel, who is 9-7 with a 3.11 ERA,
will try to follow up a solid outing in a 2-0 loss
to Miami in the final game of the three-game
series Wednesday.
A’s ninth-inning rally ruins Feldman’s gem
By Michael Wagaman
SAN FRANCISCO — His left oblique no
longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano
is starting to look like the dominant pitch-
er he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.
With the Pirates in the thick of the race
in the NL Central, the timing couldn’t be
Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in
seven innings to win consecutive starts for
the first time this season and Pittsburgh
beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on
Tuesday night.
“I was just trying to hit my spots, make
some good pitches,” said Liriano, who last
won consecutive starts nearly a year ago.
“My last start and tonight, everything’s
getting better pitching-wise and I’m getting
ahead with the fastball.”
Josh Harrison hit a leadoff home run in
the first inning and Travis Snider added a
two-run shot in the second for the Pirates,
who moved within one game of first-place
Milwaukee in the NL Central.
A former minor league
prospect for the Giants,
Liriano (3-7) gave up a
home run to Mike Morse
but was otherwise stellar
while leading the surg-
ing Pirates to their
eighth win in 11 games.
The left-hander allowed
four hits, walked one
and retired 18 of the
final 21 hitters he faced.
More importantly, Liriano threw first-
pitch strikes to 19 of the 26 hitters he faced.
He’s 2-0 with a 0.95 ERAover the last three
“I thought it was his best outing,”
Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “The
fastball played so well, he was able to get
them into a swing mode. This is a guy who
was a huge part of the success we had last
year. That’s why I felt it was important to
get him up and running again.”
San Francisco lost its sixth straight,
matching its longest skid of the season.
Harrison hit a 3-2 pitch from Giants
starter Tim Hudson off the facing off the
brick wall in right field for his first career
leadoff home run. Harrison is hitting .583
(7 for 12) with a double and three home runs
over his past three games.
Snider hit his seventh homer after Ike
Davis reached on an infield single leading
off the second.
It was just enough to help the Pirates (57-
49) move a season-high eight games over
. 500.
Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his
20th save.
Buster Posey had three of the Giants’ six
hits, including a leadoff single in the ninth.
Pablo Sandoval followed with a deep fly out
to right before Melancon struck out Morse
and pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa.
“We’re sputtering with the offense,” San
Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. “We
just can’t string together a few hits. We have
to find a way. It’s tough to go through this.”
Hudson (8-8) allowed six hits over seven
innings and took his sixth loss in the last
eight starts.
Giants shut down by former farm hand
Brandon Moss
Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Bernie Wilson
SAN DIEGO — Like a tide rushing into a harbor,
America’s Cup challengers are now saying they will sup-
port whichever venue is chosen by defending champion
Oracle Team USAfor the 2017 regatta.
That was among six points made in a joint release fol-
lowing a meeting of four European syndicates and Oracle
Team USAin London on Tuesday.
America’s Cup boss Russell Coutts has narrowed the
venue choices to Bermuda and San Diego, with a decision
to be made by fall.
Two weeks earlier, at a meeting in Los Angeles, chal-
lengers said it was a “universal concern” that Bermuda “is
not a great venue.” There wasn’t a rousing endorsement for
San Diego, either, even though the America’s Cup would
be sailed on the bay rather than miles out to sea as it was
when the Southern California port hosted sailing’s
biggest regatta in 1988, 1992 and 1995.
What changed?
The challengers “received good briefings on the two
venues including wind speeds, which was positive,”
British Olympic star Ben Ainslie said in an email to The
Associated Press.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist is leading Ben
Ainslie Racing, Britain’s latest attempt to win back the
trophy it lost to the schooner America in 1851.
The other teams at the meeting were Sweden’s Artemis
Racing, Italy’s Luna Rossa Challenge and Team France.
Coutts, who is both CEO of Oracle Team USA and direc-
tor of the America’s Cup Event Authority, told Emirates
Team New Zealand to skip the meeting, feeling the Kiwis
weren’t willing to work within the published protocol.
Oracle Team USAretained the Auld Mug last September by
beating Team New Zealand in one of the biggest come-
backs in sports.
Team New Zealand, the strongest of the challengers,
doesn’t favor Bermuda as the venue for the challenger
semifinals and finals, and America’s Cup match. The Kiwis
and other syndicates are concerned that some corporate
sponsors will back out if the Cup is sailed in Bermuda, a
British territory some 640 miles off North Carolina.
Team New Zealand, like the other challengers, wanted
the regatta to return to San Francisco. But Coutts dis-
missed San Francisco from the venue-selection process
earlier this summer because it wasn’t offering the same
terms as last year, including free rent for piers as well as
police, fire and other services.
Alameda mayor Marie Gilmore sent Coutts a letter last
week inviting him to consider her city, located across the
bay from San Francisco. She told The Associated Press on
Tuesday that the city is awaiting a reply.
The Kiwis are still expected to enter by the Aug. 8 dead-
line. The entry fee isn’t cheap — $2 million, payable in
two installments, plus a $1 million performance bond.
The London meeting was called after a week’s worth of
bad publicity following the withdrawal of Australia’s
Hamilton Island Yacht Club as Challenger of Record on
July 18. The Aussies’ withdrawal was the first public sign
of dissatisfaction among challengers regarding the rules,
location and the staggering cost of the 2017 regatta.
In an email to the AP, Coutts said Oracle Team USA
“explained some of the attributes of each venue and
showed them the proposed courses, team base and event
village sites as well as the weather recordings. They
seemed pleasantly surprised.”
The syndicates also agreed Tuesday to try to reduce costs
for this America’s Cup and future regattas; to have each
team plan to host an America’s Cup World Series event in
either their own country or a country of their choice; and to
commit, if they won the America’s Cup in 2017, to con-
tinue with the America’s Cup World Series.
They also agreed to have regular meetings to maximize
the potential of this America’s Cup and future editions, and
to agree on a date and event structure for the following
America’s Cup.
Ainslie said syndicates talked about reducing costs “on a
number of fronts with good intent and this is a work in
America’s Cup challengers say
they’ll support venue choice
finally the driver.
All of shots striped the center of the fairway.
While hitting balls, she explained to the girls about her
routine and what she was focusing on before each shot.
After about a half dozen swings, the girls crowded around
Li and got her autograph. It was at this point, the invisible
barrier between big-time golfer and newbies appeared to
melt away as the girls stood around in big circle and just
talked like kids do.
The biggest rise from the girls came when they found out
Li has done something none of them had ever done.
“She’s driven golf carts!” one girl said with envy.
Given the amount of attention Li has received over the
last couple of years, she said she no longer gets nervous
speaking in front of people. And as far as being back at Half
Moon Bay Golf Links, where she qualified for the U.S.
Women’s Open?
“I come here pretty often,” Li said. “It’s a great course.”
Continued from page 11
Player gets nearly $1M in
Offerman bat attack case
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A minor league baseball player
hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 base-
ball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on
Tuesday, an attorney said.
A jury awarded $940,000 to former Bridgeport Bluefish
catcher Johnathan Nathans, who had sought $4.8 million,
his lawyer Josh Koskoff said. Nathans is still affected by a
head injury he suffered in the attack, though he has made
some recovery and is now an attorney in Portland, Maine,
his lawyer said.
“What we really were looking for after seven years was
accountability for Mr. Offerman,” Koskoff said.
The lawsuit said Offerman, playing for the Long Island
Ducks in a major league comeback bid, was hit by a pitch and
then charged the mound with his bat and hit Nathans and
pitcher Matt Beech. Nathans’ injury ended his baseball
career, and Beech broke the middle finger on his non-throw-
ing hand.
Offerman, who played for the Boston Red Sox, the Los
Angeles Dodgers and other teams during a 15-year career that
ended in 2005, testified he didn’t swing his bat at the two
players. The Ducks, also named in the lawsuit, denied
Offerman’s lawyer Frank Riccio II said the verdict is com-
plicated because the jury found that Offerman committed an
assault by making Beech, not Nathans, fear he was about to
be hit but also determined that Offerman did not commit bat-
tery. In addition, the jury did not find the Ducks liable,
Riccio said.
“I think the verdict is inconsistent and a bit perplexing,”
he said. “Mr. Offerman is certainly happy seven years later
that a jury said he did not strike Mr. Nathans.”
He said further litigation is possible.
“How is Mr. Offerman liable for damages if (the) jury found
he never struck him?” Riccio asked. “It’s an interesting ques-
tion that has to be resolved before it gets to its final end.”
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Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
took advantage by scratching out a run in
the third and added two more in the fifth, but
Rumsey attributed Minton’s sudden wild-
ness to the Gamblers’ big lead.
“It’s hard to stay focused (with a large
advantage),” Rumsey said.
The Seals finished the game with three
runs on six hits. They had base runners in
four of the five innings, but could only cap-
italize on a couple of occasions. Connor
Sick legged out an infield hit in the top of
the first, but he was caught stealing to
thwart any kind of rally.
In the third with one out, Max Michelini
had a check-swing single to right, followed
by a Tyler Brandeburg walk. Following a
flyout to center, Sick singled home
Michelini. Brad Degnan then walked to load
the bases, but Minton got a strikeout to end
the Seals’ threat.
Trailing 11-1 in the top of the fifth, San
Carlos extended the game to the bottom of
the frame by scoring twice. With two outs,
Degnan blasted a double to the center-field
fence to drive in Sick, who had reached on a
fielder’s choice. Following an Alex Pennes
infield hit, the Seals had runners on the cor-
ners and when Minton uncorked a wild
pitch, Degnan scored to cut the Gamblers’
lead to 11-3.
Tri-County, however, regained its 10-run
lead in the bottom of the fifth, ending the
game on an RBI infield hit from Colton
“They’re a good team,” Pratt said. “We
played them before and they beat us like
San Carlos 5, Daly City 3
In a morning elimination game, San Carlos
stayed alive with a win over Daly City, rally-
ing from a two-run deficit in the process.
Daly City scored single runs in the first and
third innings and held a 2-0 lead into the bot-
tom of the fourth before the Seals scored twice
to tie the score at 2.
With extra innings looming, San Carlos
used a three-run top of the seventh to pull out
the win.
San Carlos’ Pratt was nearly unhittable for
most of the game. Daly City’s first two runs
came courtesy of wild pitches as Pratt held
Daly City in check to the tune of two runs on
two hits through six innings.
In fact, Pratt was in complete command in
the middle portion of the game. In the fourth
through six innings, Pratt did not allow a base
runner while throwing a total of 17 pitches
over those three innings.
“We needed to win [this] game,” Pratt said. “I
was trying to save pitching by going seven.”
Pratt’s biggest trouble came in the bottom of
the seventh. After retiring the first two batters,
Daly City’s Lincoln Chapman singled, while
David Cortes and Josef Mueller had back-to-
back infield hits to load the bases. Jesse Stein
drew a walk to plate Daly City’s third run of the
game, but Pratt got a soft line drive to second
base to end the threat and the game.
Daly City took a 1-0 lead in the first when
Stein singled, stole second, went to third on a
Jeff DeAlba sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild
pitch. Daly City doubled its lead in the third
when Mueller doubled to lead off the inning ,
went to third on a wild pitch and scored on
another pitch in the dirt that got by the San
Carlos catcher.
The Seals scored twice in the fourth to tie the
game. With two outs, Pennes and Pratt were hit
by pitches. Sean Walsh singled to load the
bases and Michelini drove in Pennes and Pratt
with a single to center, with Pratt just beating
the tag at the plate.
San Carlos took the lead with three runs in
the top of the seventh. Brandeburg singled and
Riki Urate bunted for a base hit. A sacrifice
bunt from Michael Michelini moved both run-
ners up and they both scored when Degnan hit
a laser to right field that just missed being a
home run by a matter of inches. Degnan later
scored on delayed double steal to give the Seals
a 5-2 lead.
Daly City got one run back on Stein’s RBI
walk in the bottom of the seventh, but it would
get no closer.
Continued from page 11
Daly City’s Josef Mueller slides safely home following a wild pitch during his team’s 5-3 loss
toSan Carlos in the Joe DiMaggioWorld Series Tuesday morning.
Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
CA# B-869287
By Antonio Gonzalez
SANTACLARA— Brandon Lloyd returned
to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he
After taking a year off from football,
Lloyd said he came back to the team that
drafted him in the fourth round in 2003
because nobody else could offer what he
wanted: a chance at redemption and a Super
Bowl title.
“When I was younger, I was in love with
the winning attitude and culture that the
team had. And when I was finally able to
play for the team, no one had that,” said
Lloyd, whose first stint with the 49ers was
from 2003-05. “Now the team does have
that, and San Francisco has always held a
special place in my heart. And so I didn’t
explore any other options. I wanted to
return to San Francisco and maybe bring a
certain amount of closure to my career. ”
Lloyd has been a major addition through
the first week of training camp, showing off
a smooth route-running
ability that teammates
call the best among the
receivers. He has mostly
shied away from talking
about his comeback this
summer, saying his focus
is on making the team —
and it still is.
But Lloyd finally
began to open up about
his journey back to the NFL. He said he
wants to help mentor the team’s young
receivers and cornerbacks while showing he
still has what it takes to be an elite wide
receiver at age 33.
He caught 105 passes for 1,510 yards and
13 touchdowns in his first three years in the
league with San Francisco. That included
leading the team with 48 receptions, 733
yards receiving and five TD catches in 2005.
Lloyd then played two seasons with
Washington and one in Chicago before
stops with Denver, St. Louis and New
England. He was cut by the Patriots in
March 2013 and didn’t join any other team
despite catching 74 passes for 911 yards
and four touchdowns in 2012.
Lloyd signed a one-year contract with San
Francisco in April to end his sabbatical,
which included starring in a direct-to-DVD
zombie movie titled “After Effect.” Back on
the field for the 49ers, he is learning an
offense all over again.
Lloyd said his goals during training are
the same as they’ve always been: not to let
the playbook defeat him, give maximum
effort every time and make the plays when
called upon.
“I put the same amount of pressure on
myself as I did when I was younger,” he said.
Teammates on both sides of the ball cred-
it Lloyd’s precise routes more than any-
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he can
count on Lloyd to create separation — even
when it looks like he won’t — and be where
he’s supposed to be on time.
“He has pretty easy body language to
read,” Kaepernick said. “And for the most
part, he’s open by a step or two. So that
makes it a lot easier. ”
Lloyd said his skills will just add to the
“diversity” the 49ers have at receiver with
Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and fellow
offseason addition Stevie Johnson. Toss
tight end Vernon Davis into the mix, and
San Francisco has five players with 1,000-
yard receiving seasons.
Even still, rookie cornerback Dontae
Johnson said Lloyd is the hardest player to
cover on the 49ers. He said Lloyd never tips
his route in practice, which has helped him
learn more about his own position.
“I haven’t played in the league,” Johnson
said, “but I can promise you he’s probably
the best in the league at doing that.”
NOTES: 49ers defensive coordinator Vic
Fangio said corner backs Tremaine Brock
and Chris Culliver and defensive tackle Ray
McDonald did not participate in practice
because they are nursing minor leg injuries.
He also said Justin Smith is sitting out
because he’s still recovering from the
shoulder surgery he had this offseason.
49ers’ Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL
By Josh Dubow
NAPA— The anointed starting quarterback
for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his
hold on the position this training camp
instead of losing it.
Matt Schaub is showing signs that last
year’s disastrous season in Houston might
have been an aberration as he looks in com-
plete command as Oakland’s starter.
The performance comes in stark contrast to
what happened with Matt Flynn last summer.
Acquired to be the starter in the offseason,
Flynn lacked the necessary arm strength in
training camp and ultimately lost his job to
Terrelle Pryor before getting cut early in the
Despite the presence of big-armed rookie
Derek Carr, Schaub is showing no signs of
giving up the starting position with the
“Schauby’s getting his mojo back,” said
defensive tackle Antonio Smith, who was a
teammate of Schaub’s in Houston during his
highest and lowest moments as a pro. “He’s
getting his confidence back. He’s starting to
believe in himself again.
“He’s starting to throw with confidence.
Those are things you need to be a successful
quarterback. You would be surprised just much
a mindset is important in this game. ... The
moment you are doubting yourself is the
moment you start throwing a lot of intercep-
tions and stuff.”
That’s exactly what
happened to Schaub last
season with the Texans
when he set an NFL record
by having an interception
returned for a touchdown
in four straight games.
Schaub threw 14 inter-
ceptions in all while los-
ing the starting job to
Case Keenum and posting a 73 passer rating
that was his lowest in seven seasons as a
After starting the season with back-to-back
wins, the Texans lost their final 14 games and
traded Schaub to the Raiders for a sixth-round
draft pick in March.
“It was like a snowball effect,” Smith said.
“A lot of things went wrong early on even
though you felt you were playing some good
ball. But you had key things happen to you in
key moments. Lost a few games, then every-
body starting to panic trying to find some-
thing wrong. And then things just get all out
of whack.”
Schaub has put 2013 in the past and is
focusing instead on reviving his career in
Oakland where he is enjoying the opportuni-
ty to learn a new offense under coordinator
Greg Olson after spending seven years run-
ning Gary Kubiak’s system in Houston.
While Schaub lacks the true No. 1 receiver
he had in Houston all those years with Andre
Johnson, he is excited to work with
Oakland’s group that includes James Jones,
Rod Streater, Denarius Moore and Andre
“We’re still trying to mold what our offense
is going to be and what each guy’s role in it
will be,” Schaub said. “We’ll find out what
guys do well. What things work, what things
we like to do against certain looks and defens-
es. ... It’s an exciting chance to get going
with this football team and this organization
and climb that mountain.”
Schaub had success during his tenure in
Houston, making a pair of Pro Bowls during
his seven seasons as a starter. In 2009, he led
the NFL in yards passing (4,770), comple-
tions (396) and attempts (583) and was fifth
in touchdown passes (29).
In 2012, he threw for 4,008 yards with 22
touchdowns and 12 interceptions to help
Houston to its second straight AFC South
The Raiders believe he can put up those
kinds of numbers again and that he can be a
top 10 quarterback in the NFL.
“I think he’s in a good frame of mind,”
coach Dennis Allen said. “I think he’s very
hungry. I think he’s excited about the new
opportunity. I think anytime you go into
something new there’s a little bit of, maybe
it’s an increased focus, an increased intensity
level, because it is new. You kind of force
yourself out of your comfort zone a little bit.
I think he’s done that.”
Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB
Brandon Lloyd
Matt Schaub
49ers sign former
Arizona RB Smith
SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco
49ers have signed former Arizona
Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a
one-year deal.
The 49ers waived
injured guard Fouimalo
Fonoti on Tuesday to
make room for Smith on
the roster.
Smith’s signing
comes after injuries to
primary backups
Kendall Hunter and
LaMichael James in the
last week. Hunter is out
for the season after tearing the anterior cru-
ciate ligament in his right knee, and James
will be sidelined indefinitely with a left
elbow injury.
Smith spent the past four seasons with
the Arizona Cardinals after a collegiate
career at Kentucky. He had 48 carries for
156 yards and two touchdowns in 43 games
for Arizona. He also had 13 tackles on spe-
cial teams.
Fonoti signed with the 49ers as an
undrafted free agent out of Michigan State
in May.
Alfonso Smith
Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Mstyslav Chernov
and Peter Leonard
DONETSK, Ukraine — Shells
smashed into a residential neigh-
borhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as
Ukrainian forces intensified their
campaign to encircle the rebel
stronghold. The shelling killed at
least two people, blew gaping
holes in an apartment block and
raised fears that the city is on the
verge of severe bloodshed.
Fighting also raged elsewhere in
Ukraine’s troubled east, bringing
the death toll to at least 24 civil-
ians and 10 soldiers over the past
day. And it prevented international
investigators once again from vis-
iting the site of the Malaysia
Airlines jet shot down earlier this
month. The increased danger to
civilians has brought sharp criti-
cism from the United Nations and
human rights groups. But each side
blames the other for shelling resi-
dential areas.
The rebels insist the attacks are
evidence of what they describe as
the government’s indiscriminate
oppression of its own people. But
Ukraine insists that it has banned
the use of artillery in residential
areas and in turn accuses separatists
of targeting civilians in an effort to
discredit the army.
Donetsk until recently had seen
little fighting other than a rebel
attempt in May to seize the city’s
airport. But Tuesday’s barrage,
along with last week’s shelling
of the city’s main railroad sta-
tion, has brought the war
painfully close to the city of
nearly 1 million. Ukrainian
forces have made advances
against rebels in nearby towns.
Fighting between Ukrainian
forces and pro-Russia separatists
also has been heavy around
Luhansk, the second-largest city
held by the rebels. Five people died
when artillery fire hit a home for the
elderly there on Monday, local
authorities said.
“This is done by terrorists,” said
Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for
Ukraine’s national security coun-
cil, referring to the shelling of
civilians. “Under instructions from
the president, in residential areas
and communities where we have
Ukrainian citizens, we do not fire
artillery or perform airstrikes.”
But rebels accuse the government
of indiscriminately using heavy
artillery against residential neigh-
borhoods in areas under their con-
The Donetsk shelling sent about
50 frightened residents to huddle
for safety in an underground park-
ing lot, including Lubov Skorikh
who was distraught at discovering
that her husband Vladimir had been
“I ran out. ... An old woman told
me, ‘Look, there is a man lying
there.’ I didn’t even think that could
be my husband. But then I saw the
shoes; they were his shoes,” she
said, breaking down in tears.
Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
A man walks into a damaged multi-story block of flats following what
locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk.
By Julie Pace
and John-Thor Dahlburg
WASHINGTON — Spurred to
action by the downing of the
Malaysian airliner, the European
Union approved dramatically
tougher economic sanctions
Tuesday against Russia, includ-
ing an arms embargo and restric-
tions on state-owned banks.
President Barack Obama swiftly
followed with an expansion of
U.S. penalties targeting key sec-
tors of the Russian economy.
The coordinated sanctions were
aimed at increasing pressure on
Russian President Vladimir Putin
to end his country’s support for
separatists in eastern Ukraine
whom the West blames for taking
down the passenger jet nearly
two weeks ago. Obama and U.S.
allies also warned that Russia
was building up troops and
weaponry along its border with
“Today Russia is once again
isolating itself from the interna-
tional community, setting back
decades of genuine progress,”
Obama said. “It does not have to
be this way. This a choice Russia
and President Putin has made.”
Tuesday’s announcements fol-
lowed an intense lobbying effort
from Obama aimed at getting
European leaders to toughen
their penalties on Russia and
match earlier
U.S. sanc-
tions. Europe
has a far
stronger eco-
nomic rela-
tionship with
Russian than
the U.S., but
EU leaders
have been
reluctant to
impose harsh
penalties in
part because of
concern about
a negative
impact on
their own
Ho we v e r ,
Europe’s cal-
culus shifted sharply after a sur-
face-to-air missile brought down
the passenger jet, killing nearly
300 people including more than
200 Europeans. Obama and his
counterparts from Britain,
France, Germany and Italy final-
ized plans to announce the broad-
er sanctions Monday in an unusu-
al joint video conference.
European Union President
Herman Van Rompuy and the
president of the European
Commission, Jose Manuel
Barroso, said the sanctions sent
a “strong warning” that Russia’s
destabilization of Ukraine can-
not be tolerated.
U.S., Europe impose tough
new sanctions on Russia
Barack Obama
Vladimir Putin
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By Sara Moulton
At the peak of ripeness, an in-
season tomato is one of the
things that makes life worth liv-
ing. Happily, that season is upon
us. And this recipe is my ode to
that summer tomato.
All kinds of tomatoes are at the
best just now, big and small,
beefsteak and cherry. At the base
of this salad are sliced beefsteak
tomatoes, which are topped with
chopped small tomatoes and driz-
zled with a tomato-based vinai-
Given that this is an essence-
of-tomato salad, it’s crucial that
all of the tomatoes in the line-up
be as ripe as possible. The best
place to find them is at a farm
stand or farmers market. How do
you know if a tomato is ripe,
ripe, ripe? Smell the stem end;
its perfume should fairly shout,
“Tomato!” And once you get them
home, do not put them in the
fridge. It will kill both flavor and
You also can heighten that fla-
vor by pre-salting your tomatoes
and letting them drain for 15 to
20 minutes, as I have done here.
The salt not only seasons them,
but also pulls out water, thereby
concentrating their tomato-ness.
I’ve teamed up the tomatoes
with one of their best friends, an
avocado, the creaminess of
which contrasts beautifully with
the tomato’s acidity. Come to
think of it, tomatoes have many
best friends. Certainly, there’s
not a fresh herb that doesn’t play
nicely with tomatoes. So if you
don’t have mint in the house, feel
free to substitute basil, cilantro,
chives, oregano, dill, parsley,
tarragon or any other fresh green
I took the dressing in an Asian
direction, adding ginger, soy
sauce and rice vinegar to a small
chopped tomato. Because the
chopped tomato adds so much
body to the dressing, you can cut
back on the usual amount of oil
without any problem. The dress-
ing still seems rich.
Topping the salad are some
thinly-sliced serrano chilies,
which provide a jolt of heat to
counterbalance the tomato’s
sweetness. Obviously, it you
worry that they might be too hot,
just leave them out. The final
touch? Some chopped peanuts for
crunch. And that’s my ode to
Start to finish: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
2 large beefsteak tomatoes,
sliced 1/3 inch thick
1 cup chopped assorted small
Salt and ground black pepper
1 small ripe tomato (4 to 6
ounces), coarsely chopped
1/2 small clove garlic,
2-inch piece fresh ginger,
coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil,
preferably grape seed
Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad
Iif you don’t have mint in the house, feel free to substitute basil, cilantro, chives, oregano, dill, parsley, tarragon or
any other fresh green herb.
See SALAD, Page 18
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1 firm ripe avocado, halved, pitted and
1/2 to 1 serrano chili, thinly sliced
crosswise (optional)
1/4 cup shredded fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
Sprinkle the beefsteak tomato slices
lightly on both sides with salt, then
arrange them on a plate and let them stand
for 15 to 20 minutes. In a small strainer,
toss the chopped tomatoes with a bit of
salt and set them over the sink or a bowl to
drain for the same period.
While the tomatoes are draining, in a
blender combine the small tomato, garlic,
ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar and oil.
Blend until smooth. Season with salt and
Pat the tomato slices dry and on a platter
arrange alternating slices of the beefsteak
tomatoes and avocado.
Drizzle the tomatoes and avocados with
most of the dressing, then top them even-
ly with the chopped small tomatoes.
Scatter the serrano slices, mint and
peanuts evenly over the top. Serve the
remaining dressing on the side.
Nutrition information per serving: 240
calories; 170 calories from fat (71 percent
of total calories); 19 g fat (2 g saturated; 0
g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g car-
bohydrate; 6 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 6 g pro-
tein; 420 mg sodium.
Continued from page 17
By Alison Ladman
Slice ’em and salt ’em.
That’s really all a seasonally delicious
tomato needs. Though if you really want to
gussy it up, you could add a bit of pepper, a
splash of olive oil, maybe a sprinkle of
balsamic vinegar. Just enough of each to
highlight the sweetly acidic flavor of the
juicy tomato flesh.
Still, summer tends to bring an abun-
dance of tomatoes, and after a while we find
ourselves hankering for something with a
little more oomph. And a salad just isn’t
cutting it.
So we couldn’t help but dream up a few
other ways to play to a tomato’s strengths.
We started by turning them into a spicy-
sweet jam that is a perfect accompaniment
to cheeses and cured meats. Or try it in
place of ketchup on a burger (or over any
grilled meat, for that matter). It’s also
amazing added to a grilled cheese.
Looking for something a bit more
robust? Try our recipe for cheese-stuffed
tomatoes, which fills hollowed out toma-
toes with a mix of breadcrumbs and
Monterey Jack cheese, then bakes them
until bubbling.
Start to finish: 1 hour, plus cooling
Makes 3 cups
8 large tomatoes, diced
2 large yellow onions, diced
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
In a large saute pan, combine all the
ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook,
stirring frequently, for 1 hour, or until
thick and jammy. Allow to cool. Store in an
airtight container in the refrigerator for up
to 3 weeks.
Nutrition information per 1/4 cup: 90
calories; 5 calories from fat (6 percent of
total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g
trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbo-
hydrate; 2 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 1 g protein;
170 mg sodium.
Start to finish: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (about 3 slices
bread, finely chopped in a food processor)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh
4 large tomatoes
Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat a 9-by-9-
inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a medium skillet over medium-high,
heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic and
coriander. Cook for 5 minutes, or just until
tender. Stir in the breadcrumbs, cheese,
salt, pepper and cilantro.
Cut a 1/2 inch slice off the top of each
tomato. Use a melon baller to scoop out the
insides of the tomato, leaving the outer
flesh intact. Spoon a quarter of the cheese
mixture into each tomato. Arrange the filled
tomatoes in the prepared pan. Bake for 8 to
10 minutes, or until tender and bubbly.
Nutrition information per serving: 210
calories; 110 calories from fat (52 percent
of total calories); 13 g fat (6 g saturated; 0
g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 16 g car-
bohydrate; 3 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 10 g pro-
tein; 360 mg sodium.
Holding on to tomato season with a spicy-sweet jam
Cheese-stuffed tomatoes are hollowed out tomatoes with a mix of breadcrumbs and Monterey
Jack cheese, then baked until bubbling.
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By Alison Ladman
So many pasta salads start with a great
base — perfectly cooked pasta and a bevy of
crisp, fresh vegetables — but fall apart
when it comes to the dressing.
To us, the perfect pasta salad dressing
requires a balance of savory, tangy flavors,
with just a hint of sweetness. To create that
for this salad, we start with oil-packed sun-
dried tomatoes, which provide a deeply
savory, rich flavor. For tang, we puree the
tomatoes with a mix of light mayonnaise
and plain Greek yogurt. Finally, just a table-
spoon of brown sugar ties everything
together with a subtle sweetness.
For our vegetables, we went with red bell
pepper and fennel — along with a host of
fresh herbs — but you could substitute what-
ever vegetables you prefer. Lightly
blanched carrots or green beans, as well as
chopped radishes and raw corn kernels
would be a fine start.
Start to finish: 2 1/2 hours (30 minutes
Servings: 10
16 ounces dried small pasta (such as elbow
or farfalle)
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes,
1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and diced
8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls (very
small balls)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add the pasta and cook according to package
directions. Drain the pasta and spread on a
rimmed baking sheet to cool. While the pasta
cooks, prepare the dressing. In a blender,
combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar,
salt, pepper, brown sugar, mayonnaise and
yogurt. Blend until smooth, then set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the dressing
with the cooled pasta, bell pepper, fennel,
mozzarella and herbs. For best flavor, cover
and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition information per serving: 300
calories; 90 calories from fat (30 percent of
total calories); 10 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g
trans fats); 20 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbo-
hydrate; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 11 g protein;
200 mg sodium.
Sun-dried tomatoes lend
some tang to pasta salad
This recipe uses red bell pepper and fennel — along with a host of fresh herbs — but you can
substitute whatever vegetables you prefer.
By Alison Ladman
The summer is a wonderful time. Which is
why it would be a shame to offer up just
basic grilled burgers at your cookout.
To create a burger equal to the season, we
started with a burger already pushing the
envelope — the juicy Lucy burger! These
not-so-ordinary cheeseburgers tuck the
cheese into the inside of the burger. That’s
a fine start for our recipe, but not quite
over-the-top enough.
So we mixed a few other toppings into
the meat itself — chopped jalapenos and
minced garlic along with our slab of Jack
cheese. That’s when our patties hit the
When the burgers are nearly done, we add
corn kernels and another slab of cheese to
the tops, then pop them on to toasted
onion buns. Don’t forget hot pepper relish
and capicola (or other salami) to finally
have a burger with enough flavor to earn its
place at the cookout table.
Start to finish: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeno
pepper slices
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into
8 slices
1/2 cup corn kernels
4 toasted onion buns
4 slices capicola (or other salami)
Hot pepper relish
Heat a grill to medium-high.
In a medium bowl, gently mix the beef
with the jalapenos, garlic, salt and black
pepper. Avoid overworking the beef.
Divide the mixture into quarters, then form
each into a thick patty.
Carefully slice each patty in half hori-
zontally, separating the halves. Top the
bottom halves with a slice of cheese, then
replace the top half of the patty, pinching
the meat together around the outside to
form a single patty again. Be sure the
cheese is entirely enclosed inside the
Using a vegetable oil-soaked paper towel
held with tongs, oil the grill grates. Grill
the patties for 5 to 7 minutes per side.
Spoon a quarter of the corn onto each
burger, then top each with one of the
remaining slices of cheese. Cook for
another minute, then remove from the grill
and allow to rest for 5 minutes. The cheese
in the center will be very hot and must rest
to avoid burns. Assemble your burgers by
placing each patty in a bun and topping
with a slice of capicola and some hot pep-
per relish.
Nutrition information per serving: 590
calories; 270 calories from fat (46 percent
of total calories); 30 g fat (15 g saturated; 0
g trans fats); 150 mg cholesterol; 26 g car-
bohydrate; 1 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 54 g pro-
tein; 1360 mg sodium.
Jazzing up a juicy Lucy
Juicy Lucy cheeseburgers tuck the cheese into
the inside of the burger.
Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
insurance on the entire property and there is little the city
can do, said Susanna Chan, deputy director of the San Mateo
Public Works Department.
For about 30 of the lagoon residents, it’s possible detach-
ing their docks or decks from the main portion of their
home will lift the insurance mandate, Chan said. However,
there is no present remedy for the remaining 110 homes,
Gershaneck and Chan said.
Kathleen Schaefer, a FEMA engineer who oversees
Northern California, said the agency’s standards require
homes with even one pillar in water, like those on the
Marina Lagoon, to obtain flood insurance and that refining
the map is an ongoing process.
“We’re always striving to make our maps more accurate
and it happens, occasionally, when ... in the process of
changing the map there was something overlooked. And if
when we find it, if that situation arises, we want to be sure
that we correct it. Because we try … and reflect the true flood
risk,” Schaefer said.
For the first time, the 2015 FIRM will reflect residual
flooding, which is when a storm event would lead to creeks
and drainage flooding, Chan said.
“We’ve been basically cheated, simply put. Because the
work to establish a bar was intense and it involved the city
putting together a concise plan that would attain the
requests stated by FEMA. And then to have them come back,
less than two years later, and come back and say the bar is
higher, … I think that is absolutely ludicrous for someone
to just arbitrarily take that up,” Gershaneck said.
For more than 10,000 San Mateo homeowners, flood
insurance woes started in 2001 when FEMA drafted the
city’s first FIRM. It identified properties that are subject to
tidal flooding during a 100-year storm, a federal standard for
areas where there is a 1 percent chance of a major flood every
year, and required those with federally backed mortgages to
obtain flood insurance.
The city spent years 13 years and $23 million undergoing
pump station and levee repairs at the behest of FEMA t o
remove about 8,000 of the homeowners out of the map and
is currently in the process of working to remove another
Despite the hard work, there is little the city can now do
for the 140 Marina Lagoon homeowners, Chan said.
“It was a flat-out shock because of the reality that when
you do something that you’re asked to do … and all those t’s
were crossed and all those i’s were dotted and those goals
were obtained, and then to be told those goals weren’t good
enough, that’s dismay,” Gershaneck said.
To make matters worse, Gershaneck said lagoon home-
owners were able to cancel their flood insurance in 2012 and
the lapse in coverage will likely lead to even higher premi-
ums than before.
City engineering and flood control
The lagoon is below the level of the Bay, fed by about
four creeks and serves as a flood control facility designed to
receive storm water, Chan said. It’s well controlled by
pumps that allow the city to lower the water level in the
winter and bring it back up in the summer for recreational
purposes, Chan said.
Chan and Gershaneck argue FEMA’s analysis is flawed as
the summer lagoon level replicates what it would be during
a 100-year flood that would hit during a winter storm.
“We talked to FEMA and they understand that, but they
have that requirement or they have that policy that if you
have attached structures or attached components that extend
into the water, that’s a special flood zone and the entire
structure is required to carry flood insurance,” Chan said. “So
I don’t think we have any homes that are at risk of being
flooded, there’s just that requirement that insurance compa-
nies have to follow. ”
FEMA regulations are uniformly established throughout
the country by Congress and the emergency agency must
ultimately use taxpayer money when responding to natural
disasters and helping those who don’t carry insurance,
Schaefer said.
“Across the nation, floods represent the largest disaster
losses, the most expensive disaster losses,” Schaefer said.
“I think it’s important that everyone recognize we’re adja-
cent to the Bay and although we haven’t seen a major flood
event in the recent past, we do know that they can occur and
floods do happen.”
‘Blasphemy and a sin’
Rich Hedges lives near the lagoon and helped spearhead
the Shoreview neighborhood’s efforts to form an assess-
ment district that raised $7.5 million to help the city with
infrastructure repairs before 2012. Hedges said he won’t per-
sonally be pulled back into the map, but FEMA’s mandates
are unfairly forcing select homeowners to pay for disasters
across the country.
“This is more of an issue of politics, the FEMA flood
insurance in my opinion, than it is about reality,” Hedges
said. “And it’s always troubling to see a neighbor disadvan-
taged, but to see neighbors disadvantaged that have worked
so hard to not only help themselves, but to help others
seems that it’s a blasphemy and a sin.”
Even more troubling for Hedges are the ramifications high
flood insurance rates could have on the city as a whole. If
more than 50 percent of a home is damaged in another inci-
dent or if a property owner wants to remodel, they wouldn’t
be allowed to rebuild unless it was above the flood zone,
Hedges said.
It’s a problem with which the city must rightfully concern
itself, Hedges said, as increasing insurance rates are bad for
the entire community.
“My main concern is in North Shoreview and in other
areas that when this flood insurance gets so expensive, peo-
ple will start leaving their homes,” Hedges said. “Those
people with high mortgages, it’s a working class area, peo-
ple are already trapped, this is a serious problem for the
city. ”
City efforts
The city is continuing with efforts to remove about 1,200
homeowners in the North Shoreview and North Central
neighborhoods from the map. As part of the budget, the
City Council approved $1 million toward funding the
design of improvements at two pump stations and along the
Coyote Point Bayfront levees, which was estimated to ulti-
mately cost around $22.5 million in 2009 and 2010, Chan
said. There is no identified source of funding at this time and
the affected communities will likely need to form another
assessment district, Chan said.
For residents who were forewarned and bought flood insur-
ance before of the release of the FIRM in 2001, their insur-
ance rates typically started in the low to mid-hundreds and
increased over time. For Cynthia Newton, a North
Shoreview resident, her payments started at $300 a year in
2001 but it jumped to $1,200 as of last year.
Then there are stories like Dave and Dana Jordan who
bought their home in late 2012 and paid nearly $7,000 for
flood insurance this year.
“It’s just not right. Nobody is better off than the least of
us,” Hedges said. “And I think a city should be judged on
how they help the least of the people in the city and espe-
cially the least of the people in the city that are trying to do
the right thing.”
For more information visit cityofsanmateo.org or
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Oct. 6.......................Baby Expo, San Mateo
Oct. 12.....................Mission Hospice Auxiliary Fundraiser, San Mateo
Oct. 12 & 13 ............San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, San Carlos
Oct. 16.....................Jackie Speier Boot Camp, San Mateo
Oct. 19.....................Talk to a Pharmacist Day, San Mateo
Oct. 20.....................San Mateo Rotary Fun Run, San Mateo
Oct. 25 & 26 ............McKinley Elementary School Harvest Festival, Burlingame
Oct. 25.....................Redwood Symphony Halloween Concert, Redwood City
Nov 15 - 17 .............Harvest Festival, San Mateo
Nov. 15 ....................Senior Showcase Information Fair, Foster City
Nov. 16 ....................So. San Francisco Turkey Fun Run, So. San Francisco
Nov. 22 & 23............Youth Film Festival, Redwood City
Dec. 6......................Night of Lights, Half Moon Bay
Dec. 7 & 8 ...............Caltrain Holiday Train, San Francisco to San Jose
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Original ‘Peanuts’ Paintings by
Tom Everhart. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 206 Santa
Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. As the only
artist authorized by Charles Schulz
to paint his beloved Peanuts charac-
ters in his own unique style, Tom’s
work is in increasingly high demand
in the art community. Originals are
available for purchase through this
exhibition as well as a number of
limited edition prints. Exhibits con-
tinue through Sept. 1. Free. For more
information call 322-2200.
Computer Class: Facebook. 10:30
a.m. Belmont Library. For more infor-
mation contact belmont@smcl.org.
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
Fourth Ave., San Mateo.Free admis-
sion, but lunch is $17. For more infor-
mation call 430-6500.
Free Community Shred Event in
Foster City. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. City Hall
Parking Lot, 610 Foster City Blvd.,
Foster City. Limited to three boxes
per household. Free. For more infor-
mation call 286-3215.
What’s On Wednesday Duct Tape
Day. 3 p.m. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. All programs for stu-
dents sixth-grade and up. For more
information contact John Piche at
School of Rock presents the
Something’s Brewin’ Outdoor
Concert Series. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. PJCC Hamlin Garden, 800 Foster
City Blvd., Foster City. For more infor-
mation go to www.pjcc.org.
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Miracles or Mere Coincidences? 7
p.m. to 8 p.m. Bethany Lutheran
Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Share your experience and opinion
at Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park’s hour-
long conversation questioning mira-
cles and whether they are real and
happening today. Complimentary
snacks and beverages will be served.
For more information call 854-5897
or email lifetreecafemp@gmail.com.
Spud Hilton Travel Program. 7 p.m.
Burlingame Public Library, 480
Primrose Road, Burlingame. A pres-
entation by Spud Hilton, travel edi-
tor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Free. For more information email
Pets 101 with Assemblymember
Kevin Mullin. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Peninsula Humane Society, 1450
Rollins Road, Burlingame. Tour the
new facilities, learn where to find
low-cost vet services and more.
Adoptable pets are available and
Mullin will cover the costs (not using
taxpayer dollars). For more informa-
tion and to RSVP call 349-2200.
Jinx Jones Hosts the Club Fox
Blues Jam. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The
Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood
City. $5. For more information go to
Peninsula Art Institute (PAI) —
Life’s Journeys and Destinations
by Doriane Heyman. 1777
California Drive, Burlingame. Runs
through Sept. 7. Free. For more infor-
mation go to
Lifetree Cafe Conversations:
Miracles or Mere Coincidences?
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Bethany
Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave.,
Menlo Park. Share your experience
and opinion at Lifetree Cafe Menlo
Park’s hour-long conversation ques-
tioning miracles and whether they
are real and happening today.
Complimentary snacks and bever-
ages will be served. For more infor-
mation call 854-5897 or email life-
Peninsula Humane Society
Program. 2 p.m. San Mateo Public
Library- Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave.,
San Mateo. Free. For more informa-
tion call 522-7838.
San Mateo Central Park Music
Series: Solsa. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central
Park on East Fifth Avenue, San
Mateo. Free. Continues every
Thursday evening until Aug. 14. For
more information go to www.cityof-
Movies on the Square: ‘Gravity.‘
8:30 p.m. Courthouse Square, 2200
Broadway, Redwood City. Rated PG-
13. Free. For more information call
780-7311 or go to www.redwoodci-
First Free Friday at the San Mateo
County History Museum. 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. San Mateo County History
Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood
City. Special activities for families
and children. For more information
go to www.historysmc.org.
Portola Art Gallery Presents Jerry
Peters’ ‘New Works.’ 10:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Portola Art Gallery at Allied
Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo
Park. Runs Monday through
Saturday until Aug. 30. For more
information go to www.jppeter-
Cooking in the Library: Fresh
Approach. 11 a.m. South San
Francisco Main Public Library, 840 W.
Orange Ave., South San Francisco.
Free. For more information call 829-
Twentieth Century History and
Music Class. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. San
Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal
Springs Road, San Bruno. $2 drop-in
fee. For more information call 616-
Opening reception at the Pacific
Art League of Palo Alto. 5:30 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Pacific Art League, 668
Ramona St., Palo Alto. Free.
Music on the Square: ‘The Purple
Ones.’ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Courthouse
Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood
City. Prince tribute. Free. For more
information call 780-7311.
San Carlos Music in the Park. 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Burton Park, San
Carlos. For more information call
802-4382. Free. Every Friday until
Aug. 15.
Free Movie Night — ‘The Lego
Movie.’ 8:30 p.m. Central Park,
Millbrae. Bring blankets and/or
chairs for seating. Free. For more
information call 259-2360.
Community Fit Fest: ‘Building
Strong Hearts Together.’ 9.a.m.
Washington Park, Burlingame.
Features four fitness classes: boot-
camp with Dethrone at 9 a.m., yoga
with Shauna Harrison at 10 a.m.,
bootcamp with Dethrone at 11 a.m.
and stretching with Lululemon
Athletica at noon. Face paints, obsta-
cle course, sack races and sumo suits
for kids. Register at eventbrite.com.
Walk with a Doc in Redwood City.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Red Morton Park,
1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.
Enjoy a stroll with physician volun-
teers who can answer your health-
related questions along the way.
Free. For more information contact
Relay For Life of San Mateo. 10 a.m.
to 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Central
Park, Fitzgerald Field, 50 E. Fifth Ave.,
San Mateo. Walk for those lost to
cancer and for those who face can-
cer. For more information visit
www.relayforlife.org/sanmateoca or
email sanmateorelay@gmail.com.
Second Annual Anne Garett World
Breastfeeding Week Picnic:
‘Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal
for Life.’ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central
Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo. RSVP
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Kenneth E. Mahar Solo
Photography Exhibit. 1335 El
Camino Real, Millbrae. Wednesday to
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Runs
through Aug. 20. Free. For more
information call 636-4706.
‘A Poet, a Poet, a Poet.’ 11 a.m. City
Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St.,
Menlo Park. Guests will include San
Mateo County Poet Laureate
Caroline Goodwin and East Palo Alto
Poet Laureate Kalamu Chaché. Free.
For more information go to
Victorian Days Walking Tour. 11
a.m. Meet at Burlingame’s historic
Burlingame Avenue train station. For
more information call 348-7961.
Radio Disney Junior Delivers
Family Fun with Sophia- Little Girl
Princess Themed Event. Noon to 2
p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center-
Macy’s Center Court, 60 31st Ave.,
San Mateo. Free. For more informa-
tion call 571-1029.
Animal Connections. 1:30 p.m.
CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point
Drive, San Mateo. Free with admis-
sion. Also runs at 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays throughout
August. For more information call
Collages. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Menlo
Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo
Park. Betsy Halaby’s Collage
Workshop sessions. Learn about the
history of collage and see some
examples. No registration required.
Free. For more information go to
An Evening with Author Lisa
Kirchner. 3 p.m. Belmont Library.
Book selling and signing will follow
the presentation and there will be
free refreshments. For more informa-
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ty tax bills later this year with servic-
es starting as soon as spring 2015.
After the count, the council voted
unanimously with Councilwoman
Diane Howard recusing herself because
of a financial interest, to waive the first
But while the tallies favored the 15-
year district’s creation, not every
property owner is in line with the
Attorney Richard Keyes, who owns a
commercial building with his wife,
said property owners should keep side-
walks and buildings clean themselves
as he does rather than relying on an
outside provider.
“I think to bring in layers and layers
of people not familiar with the city is
partially an insult to what Redwood
City can do and what they are doing,”
Keyes said.
Attorney Kevin Frederick, co-owner
of a Middlefield Road building, said it’s
unfair that small businesses that don’t
require marketing and signs to draw
clients can’t opt out from the assess-
ments the same as public agencies and
tax-exempt organizations like Kaiser
and the city.
“Why not make exclusions for us lit-
tle guys who aren’t getting jack out of
this?” Frederick asked.
Eric Lochtefeld, owner of the Fox
Theatre and member of the CBID steer-
ing committee, said the two oppo-
nents should have attended town hall
meetings to participate in the process
and said the effort is a chance for
another successful public-private part-
“This is an amazing opportunity to
lift up our downtown,” Lochtefeld said.
“This is our chance to solve our own
City officials proposed the improve-
ment district as a way to keep up a
level of service to a growing popula-
tion in a popular downtown now that
redevelopment agencies no longer
exist. Redwood City spends about
$2.5 million on maintenance and serv-
ices downtown; the district assess-
ments will add to rather than replace
that allocation.
The district includes the downtown
core bordered by Maple Street,
Veterans and Brewster avenues, El
Camino Real and the railroad tracks.
The area includes 22 parcels with 147
property owners. The amount assessed
is based on a formula that considers
size and linear frontage.
The assessment can be renewed in
20-year increments and will generate
$795,781 in annual benefit revenue.
Of that, 53 percent is allocated for
sidewalk operations and beautification
and 20 percent for marketing. Funds
will also cover parking management,
dog waste receptacles next to apart-
ment buildings and condos, possible
video surveillance, installation of
hanging plants and flowers.
Administration costs will be
$120,000 and $38,781 of that is allo-
cated for overhead expenses and city
and county fees.
Amy Buckmaster, CEO of the
Redwood City-San Mateo County
Chamber of Commerce, called the dis-
trict an investment that will provide
real returns.
Yet, Victor McKeever who owns a
Victorian house downtown where he
lives with his wife, said the assess-
ment equates more than a 200 percent
tax hike which he called questionable.
“That’s just unconscionable and I
don’t believe any court would allow
that to go forward,” McKeever said.
There may be an opportunity to
exclude the McKeevers from the
assessment, City Manager Bob Bell
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was that PG&E did not prioritize as
high-risk and properly assess many of
its oldest natural gas pipelines, which
ran through urban and residential
PG&E’s next scheduled court appear-
ance is a status conference before U.S.
District Judge Thelton Henderson in
San Francisco on Aug. 18.
If the utility is convicted, the 28
charges each carry a potential maxi-
mum fine of either $500,000 or twice
the amount of either PG&E’s gain or
the victims’ loss from the alleged
crimes. The indictment alleges that
PG&E’s gain was $281 million and the
victims’ loss was $565 million, Haag
PG&E said in a statement, “We have
not yet seen the superseding indict-
ment. However, based on all of the evi-
dence we have seen to date, we do not
believe that the charges are warranted
and that, even where mistakes were
made, employees were acting in good
faith to provide customers with safe
and reliable energy. ”
PG&E also said, “San Bruno was a
tragic accident. We’ve taken accounta-
bility and are deeply sorry. ”
San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said,
“The new criminal charges demon-
strate a pattern of deceit by PG&E. The
indictment shows federal prosecutors
are taking the strongest steps to
ensure PG&E is brought to justice
based on the evidence of criminal
actions and gross negligence.”
The indictment comes a day after
Ruane and other San Bruno officials
asked Gov. Jerry Brown to remove
Commissioner Michael Peevey from
the presidency of the California Public
Utilities Commission on the ground
that Peevey and his staff improperly
exchanged private emails with PG&E
officials on matters being investigated
by the CPUC.
San Bruno also asked the commis-
sion itself to disqualify Peevey from
acting on three proceedings related to
the San Bruno explosion and to sanc-
tion PG&E for allegedly violating a
rule against private communications.
“The cozy relationship between
PG&E and the CPUC that led to this
preventable tragedy must end now, ”
Ruane said Tuesday.
In one of the proceedings, the PUC
is considering how much to fine PG&E
for record-keeping and safety-compli-
ance failures.
San Bruno has urged the commission
to levy the maximum allowable penal-
ty and fine, a total of $2.45 billion in
after-tax funds.
Continued from page 1
The report also came as Jones cam-
paigns for Proposition 45, a measure
on the November ballot that would
give his office the power to stop rate
Health insurers said Jones’ analysis
of rates is faulty because the plans
offered through the state marketplace
in 2014 are different under the federal
health law. They include sub-
sidies for low-income
Californians that reduce the
premiums and requirements
that the policies cover specif-
ic treatments such as materni-
ty care and mental health
“The (Affordable Care Act)
ushered in a new era of health
care coverage, opening up
access to comprehensive
health care to millions who
previously could not obtain
or could not afford it, and
California has seen tremen-
dous success in implementing
the law,” California
Association of Health Plans
Executive Vice President
Charles Bacchi said in a pre-
pared statement. “And, while
some paid more for this
expanded health care cover-
age, many Californians paid
less and benefited from subsi-
Jones said many of the
requirements were already in
place in California, and he pointed to a
lack of competition in the marketplace
as a reason for price increases.
Opponents of Proposition 45 also
object to provisions allowing third-
party attorneys to contest rates and
win payouts if they prevail.
But Jones countered that without a
measure like Proposition 45, “we are
going to continue to see rates going up
simply because there is no authority to
reject excessive rates, there is no
requirement to require justifying their
rates,” Jones said.
Covered California, the state health
insurance marketplace, is scheduled to
announce this week which plans will
be offered on the exchange and their
Robin Swanson, a spokeswoman for
Proposition 45 opponents, says the
new report is “as outdated and mislead-
ing as the ballot initiative” because of
the new price figures.
Jones said he expects health insurers
to keep rate increases lower this year
to prevent a voter backlash in
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(Redwood C02673834ity, CA). Apply
preferred architecture & dvmt practices
to proprietary apps dvmt, 3rd-party apps
architecture, & integration thereof. Bach-
elor’s degree or foreign equiv in Comp
Sci, Info Sys, or rel field, & 5 yrs of IT
exp in apps prgrmmng/analysis w/n a fi-
nancial svcs co focusing on Planned Giv-
ing & Endowment Admin. Dvmt exp must
incl Microsoft C#/ASP.NET & Java/J2EE.
Exp w/ IT solutions concerning charitable
remainder trusts, pooled fund admin &
donor advised funds reqd. Exp must incl:
architecting client, smart client, web svc,
& web apps for Microsoft Windows XP
desktop & 2003/2008 srvr envnmts; dvmt
& operational exp w/ Microsoft SQL Srvr
2005/2008; exp w/ database modeling &
design exp. Please send res to Kaspick
& Company, LLC, Attn: L.Lawlis, 203
Redwood Shores Pkwy, Ste 300, Red-
wood City, CA 94065. No calls.
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 529070
Jonathan Tan
Petitioner: Jonathan Tan filed a petition
with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Jonathan LoukHeng Tan
Propsed Name: Jonathan LoukHeng De
los Reyes
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on August 19,
2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 06/24/14
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 06/23/2014
(Published, 07/09/2014, 07/16/2014,
07/23]2014, 07/30/2014)
CASE# CIV 529314
Alvaro Antonio Perez II
Petitioner Alvaro Antonio Perez II a peti-
tion with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Alvaro Antonio Perez II
Propsed Name: Christos Kousoulakis
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on September
5, 2014 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 07/10/2014
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 07/09/2014
(Published, 07/16/2014, 07/23/2014,
07/30/2014, 08/06/2014)
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Peninsula Insurance Agency, JP Ber-
nard Insurance Agency,1200 Howard
Avenue, Suite 205, BURLINGAME, CA
94010 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Jean-Pierre Yves Bernard,
2288 Cobblestone Place, San Mateo, CA
94402. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on N/A
/s/ JP Bernard/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Creative Culinaire, 1101 Killarney
Lane, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Susan Kell Peletta, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 6/1/14
/s/ Susan Kell Peletta/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Beach Bound Hound, 431 W. 25th
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owners: Alan
Rodgers and Hope Rodgers, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by a
Married Couple. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Hope Rodgers/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/07/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Best Imports, 3 W. 37th Ave. #22,
SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Khosrow
Mahjorirad, 539 Trinidad Ln., Foster City,
CA 94404. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on June 30, 2014
/s/ Khosrow Mahjorirad /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Y.E.S. IT Consulting, 681 Cedar St.,
#8, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Ser-
gey Yentus, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on
/s/ Sergey Yentus /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/12/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Carlyle Jewelers, 67 E. 4th Ave.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Tina Pen-
covic, 301218 Birch St., Newark, CA
94560 . The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Tina Pencovic /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/13/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Sangamon House, 733 Newport Cir-
cle, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Clifford Mark Wright, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Clifford Mark Wright/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/07/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as: U-Sourcing, Inc., 475 El Camino Re-
al, Suite 301, PO Box 1235, MILLBRAE,
CA 94030 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owner: U-Sourcing, Inc., same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Dominic Lai/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/14, 07/16/14, 07/23/14 07/30/14).
The following person is doing business
as:1) Sol Disciples, 633 Dory Ln., RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94065 2) Torino Trad-
ing Co., P.O.Box 1241, SAN CARLOS,
CA 94070 are hereby registered by the
following owner: Rene George. 633 Dory
Ln., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94065. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Rene George/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/20/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/16/14, 07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14).
The following person is doing business
as: O.S.V. Tile & Marble Company, 78 E.
39th Ave #2, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Osvaldo Vega Cabeza, same
address.The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Osvaldo Vega Cabeza/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/08/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/16/14, 07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Elegant Home Rentals, 101 Maple St
#3104, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Katherine Galdamez, same address.The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Katherine Galdamez/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/17/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/16/14, 07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Shack Brothers, 639 B Quarry Rd.,
San Carlos, CA 94070 2) Vetterman
Performance, same address are hereby
registered by the following owner:
Charles A. Black, 64 W. 40th Ave., San
Mateo, CA 94403. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 09/24/1991
/s/ Charles A. Black/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/07/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/16/14, 07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Simply Empowered Wellness, 252
Kains Avenue, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Gabriela Rojas-Martinez, same
address. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Gabriela Rojas-Martinez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Elite Events Staffing Services, 1025
Alameda de las Pulgas, BELMONT, CA
94002 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Enrique Rodriguez, 11 Gar-
den Ct. #7, Belmont, CA 94002. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Enrique Rodriguez/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Oration, Inc., 559 Pilgrim Dr. Ste. C,
Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Oration
PBC, CA. The business is conducted by
a Corporation. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 4/28/14
/s/ Mike Reisler/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/27/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Foot Dream 2, 1758 El Camino Real,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Enli Feng,
1772 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA
94066. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Enli Feng/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/18/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Pho Vinh, 1065 Holly St, Suite A,
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Vinh
Nguyen, 1519 12th Ave., Oakland, CA
94606. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Vinh Cong Nguyen/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
The following person is doing business
as: San Mateo Florist, 2341 S. El Cami-
no Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
San Mateo Florist, Inc, CA. The business
is conducted by a Corporation. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Edik Sasounian /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/22/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Real Estate Appraisal
Professional,The AMC, 3353 Oak Knoll
Dr., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94062 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Michele Wong, 5231 Loyola Ave., West-
minste, CA 92683.The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 07/15/2014.
/s/ Michele Wong/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/21/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/23/14, 07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Daystorm Technology Group, 2)
TFI Distribution 3) Transfoundry, 3182
Campus Dr., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Daystorm Inc., CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Paul R. Fuans /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/24/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14, 08/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Key Conceptions, 570 Mastick Ave.
#203, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby
registered by the following owners: Ri-
chard Fred Breneman and Susana Pahu-
way Breneman, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Married Couple.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Richard Fred Breneman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/25/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14, 08/20/14).
The following person is doing business
as: Bronze Me Brazilian, 387 Grand
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Geniana M. Neto, 1 Devon-
shire Blvd. # 9, San Carlos, CA 94070.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on.
/s/ Geniana M. Neto /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/28/2014. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/30/14, 08/06/14, 08/13/14, 08/20/14).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND - silver locket on May 6, Crest-
view and Club Dr. Call to describe:
FOUND: KEYS (3) on ring with 49'ers
belt clip. One is car key to a Honda.
Found in Home Depot parking lot in San
Carlos on Sunday 2/23/14.
Call 650 490-0921 - Leave message if no
FOUND: RING Silver color ring found
on 1/7/2014 in Burlingame. Parking Lot
M (next to Dethrone). Brand inscribed.
Gary @ (650)347-2301
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Center, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
LOST GOLD WATCH - with brown lizard
strap. Unique design. REWARD! Call
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
27 Wednesday • July 30, 2014 THEDAILYJOURNAL
210 Lost & Found
16 BOOKS on History of WWII Excellent
condition. $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
50 SHADES of Grey Trilogy, Excellent
Condition $25. (650)615-0256
Coonts, Higgins, Thor, Follet, Brown,
more $20.00 for 60 books,
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
TIME LIFE Nature Books, great condition
19 different books. $5.00 each OBO
295 Art
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
POSTER, LINCOLN, advertising Honest
Ale, old stock, green and black color.
$15. (650)348-5169
296 Appliances
new, bakes, broils, toasts, adjustable
temperature. $25 OBO. (650)580-4763
OMELETTE MAKER $10. also hot pock-
ets, etc. EZ clean 650-595-3933
new, used one load for only 14 hours.
$1,200. Call (650)333-4400
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROCKET GRILL Brand new indoor grill.
Cooks fast with no mess. $70 OBO.
high & 20" wide in very good condition
$85. 650-756-9516.
296 Appliances
SEARS KENMORE sewing machine in a
good cabinet style, running smoothly
$99. 650-756-9516.
297 Bicycles
GIRLS BIKE 18” Pink, Looks New, Hard-
ly Used $80 (650)293-7313
MAGNA 26” Female Bike, like brand
new cond $80. (650)756-9516. Daly City
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
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 SOLD!
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good con-
dition, $10. each, (650)571-5899
299 Computers
1982 TEXAS Instruments TI-99/4A com-
puter, new condition, complete accesso-
ries, original box. $75. (650)676-0974
300 Toys
K'NEX BUILDING ideas $30.
LEGO DUPLO Set ages 1 to 5. $30
PILGRIM DOLLS, 15” boy & girl, new,
from Harvest Festival, adorable $25 650-
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
SMALL WOOD dollhouse 4 furnished
rooms. $35. (650)558-8142
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
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.
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
302 Antiques
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $700. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden “Sea Captains
Tool Chest” 35 x 16 x 16, $65
Harry Kourian
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLUE NINTENDO DS Lite. Hardly used.
$70 OBO. (760) 996-0767
new, $20., (415)410-5937
COMBO COLOR T.V. 24in. Toshiba with
DVD VHS Flat Screen Remote. $95. Cell
number: (650)580-6324
COMBO COLOR T.V. Panasonic with
VHS and Radio - Color: White - 2001
$25. Cell number: (650)580-6324
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
OLD STYLE 32 inch Samsung TV. Free
with pickup. Call 650-871-5078.
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
WESTINGHOUSE 32” Flatscreen TV,
model#SK32H240S, with HDMI plug in
and remote, excellent condition. Two
available, $175 each. (650)400-4174
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
3 PIECE cocktail table with 2 end tables,
glass tops. good condition, $99.
BURGUNDY VELVET reupholstered vin-
tage chair. $75. Excellent condition.
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHAIRS, WITH Chrome Frame, Brown
Vinyl seats $15.00 each. (650)726-5549
COMPUTER DESK $25 , drawer for key-
board, 40" x 19.5" (619)417-0465
COUCH, LEATHER, Dark brown, L
shaped, rarely used, excellent condition.
$350. (650)574-1198.
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET 72”x 21” x39 1/2”
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRESSER (5 drawers) 43" H x 36" W
$40. (650)756-9516 DC.
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
304 Furniture
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
shelves for books, pure oak. Purchased
for $750. Sell for $99. (650)348-5169
FREE SOFA and love seat set. good
condtion (650)630-2329
GRACO 40" x28"x28" kid pack 'n play
exc $40 (650) 756-9516 Daly City
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
LIVING & Dining Room Sets. Mission
Style, Trestle Table w/ 2 leafs & 6
Chairs, Like new $600 obo
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
LOVE SEAT, Upholstered pale yellow
floral $99. (650)574-4021
MIRROR, SOLID OAK. 30" x 19 1/2",
curved edges; beautiful. $85.00 OBO.
Linda 650 366-2135.
OAK BOOKCASE, 30"x30" x12". $25.
OCCASIONAL, END or Sofa Table. $25.
Solid wood in excellent condition. 20" x
22". (650)861-0088.
OTTOMANS, LIGHT blue, dark blue,
Storage, Versatile, Removable cover,
$25. for both OBO. (650)580-4763
OBO RETAIL $130 (650)873-8167
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PIANO AND various furniture pieces,
golf bag. $100-$300 Please call for info
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
ROCKING CHAIR fine light, oak condi-
tion with pads, $85.OBO 650 369 9762
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
ROCKING CHAIR, decorative wood /
armrest, it swivels rocks & rolls
SOFA - excelleNT condition. 8 ft neutral
color $99 OBO (650)345-5644
with flip bar ask $75 obo (650)743-4274
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
STURDY OAK TV or End Table. $35.
Very good condition. 30" x 24".
TEA/ UTILITY Cart, $15. (650)573-7035,
TEAK CABINET 28"x32", used for ster-
eo equipment $25. (650)726-6429
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WALNUT CHEST, small (4 drawer with
upper bookcase $50. (650)726-6429
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WOOD - wall Unit - 30" long x 6' tall x
17.5" deep. $90. (650)631-9311
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
WOOD FURNITURE- one end table and
coffee table. In good condition. $30
OBO. (760)996-0767.
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
COOKING POTS (2) stainless steel,
temperature resistent handles, 21/2 & 4
gal. $5. (650) 574-3229.
thy Mini Fridge/warmer, portable, handle,
plug, white $30.00 (650) 578 9208
ELECTRIC FAN Wind Machine 20in.
Portable Round Plastic Adjustable $35
Cell number: (650)580-6324
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
NEW FLOURESCENT lights, ten T-12
tubes, only $2.50 ea 650-595-3933
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
Shams (print) $30.00 (650)341-1861
SINGER ELECTRONIC sewing machine
model #9022. Cord, foot controller
included. $99 O.B.O. (650)274-9601 or
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
306 Housewares
VACUUM EXCELLENT condition. Works
great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
307 Jewelry & Clothing
COSTUME JEWELRY Earrings $25.00
Call: 650-368-0748
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
308 Tools
AIR COMPRESSOR, 60 gallon, 2-stage
DeVilbiss. Very heavy. $390. Call
ALUMINUM 37 foot extension ladder.
Excellent condition. $40 (650)345-5502
BLACK & DECKER 17” electric hedge
trimmer, New, $25 SOLD!
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CIRCULAR SKILL saw "craftman"7/1/4"
heavy duty never used in box $45.
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 6" bench grinder $40.
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
CRAFTSMAN BELT & disc sander $99.
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
HUSKY POWER inverter 750wtts.adap-
tor/cables unused AC/DC.$50. (650)992-
HYDRAULIC floor botle jack 10" H.
plus.Ford like new. $25.00 botlh
brake/drum tool new in box
used. Wood handles. $50 or best offer.
(650) 595-4617
310 Misc. For Sale
50” FRESNEL lens $99 (650)591-8062
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55.
good condition, needs ribbon (type
needed attached) $35 San Bruno
condition $50., (650)878-9542
FLOWER POT w/ 10 Different cute
succulents, $5.(650)952-4354
used $8., (408)249-3858
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler $20.
(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15.,
(650)345-3840 leave a clear Message
$30. (650)726-1037
Business Portfolio Briefcase. $20. Call
cooler includes icepak. $20
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
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
NEW SONICARE Toothbrush in box 3e
series, rechargeable, $49 650-595-3933
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
chine Cleans jewelry, eyeglasses, den-
tures, keys. Concentrate included. $30
OBO. (650)580-4763
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$35. (650)873-8167
WICKER PICNIC basket, mint condition,
handles, light weight, pale tan color.
$10. (650)578-9208
311 Musical Instruments
cellent condition, $8,500/obo. Call
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAILUN PIANO for sale, brand new, ex-
cellent condition. $6,000. (650)308-5296
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
311 Musical Instruments
WURLITZER PIANO, console, 40” high,
light brown, good condition. $490.
YAMAHA PIANO, Upright, Model M-305,
$750. Call (650)572-2337
312 Pets & Animals
AQUARIUM,” MARINA Cool 10”, 2.65
gallons, new pump. $20. (650)591-1500
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
tor Cross. $60. Call in evenings
DELUX"GLASS LIZARD cage unused ,
rock open/close window Decoration
GECKO GLASS case 10 gal.with heat
pad, thermometer, Wheeled stand if
needed $20. (650)591-1500
315 Wanted to Buy
Gold, Silver, Platinum
Always True & Honest values
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
Twin Stitched. Knee Protection. Never
Used! Blue/Grey Sz34 $65.
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
DAINESE BOOTS - Zipper/Velcro Clo-
sure. Cushioned Ankle. Reflective Strip.
Excellent Condition! Unisex EU40 $65.
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
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
317 Building Materials
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
318 Sports Equipment
3 WHEEL golf cart by Bagboy. Used
twice, New $160 great price $65
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DIGITAL PEDOMETER, distance, calo-
ries etc. $7.50 650-595-3933
HJC MOTORCYCLE Helmet, size large,
perfect cond $29 650-595-3933
glass backboard, adjustable height, $80
obo 650-364-1270
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
NORDIC TRACK Pro, $95. Call
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
SOCCER BALL, unopened, unused,
Yellow, pear shaped, unique. $5.
(650)578 9208
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
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
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whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
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1 Prepare, in a
way, as sweet
5 Says further
9 Run away, say
14 Entrepreneur’s
15 Come together
16 Come to pass
17 Stereotypical
19 Spherical dessert
20 Airport city east
of Los Angeles
21 One brewing in a
23 Many a Prado
25 Baseball card stat
26 Oranges
30 “I’d just as soon
kiss a Wookiee”
32 “__ Boys”: “Little
Men” sequel
35 Cowboy’s
36 Of age
38 Standoffish
40 Pull
41 Friendly address
42 “Understood”
44 Opposite of
45 Appt. book
46 Went up
47 Saturated
49 Had-at link
50 Trilogy, often
52 Emcees’
56 Gum with a
wearing mascot
61 Calculus pioneer
62 Waved banner
hinted at by the
ends of 17-, 36-
and 42-Across
64 Ruffle
65 Right hand
66 Ax
67 Pledge drive
68 Apiary dwellers
69 Convinced
1 Picasso
2 Score after
3 Shakers, but not
4 “The joke’s on
5 Prenatal
6 Deceptive
military tactic
7 “Runaway”
singer Shannon
8 “Don’t change
9 Emulate
10 Gastroenteritis
cause, perhaps
11 Pinnacle
12 World Baseball
Classic team
13 Nonkosher
18 Strong desire
22 Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame’s
24 Tempts
26 Make red-faced
27 Opposite
28 Artful stratagems
29 Fish-eating bird
31 What a slight
favorite has
32 Where Herod
33 City near the
Great Salt Lake
34 Vacation location
36 Plains people
37 Farm grunt
39 Like pink toys,
43 Word after new
or full
47 Collectible
48 Kick back
49 “Chasing
51 “__ With Me”:
52 Took off
53 Capital of
54 Landed
55 DNA lab item
57 Rubs out
58 Little of this, little
of that
59 Auto pioneer Benz
60 Like fine Port
63 Go in haste
By Gareth Bain
(c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
325 Estate Sales
Thursday 7/31
to Sunday 8/3
607 San Carlos,
El Granada
(Corner of Carmel)
Complete household:
furniture, linens,
tools, collectibles, Galen
Wolf paintings, books/
cookbooks, lots of sport &
commercial fishing gear,
and more!
335 Garden Equipment
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $79
345 Medical Equipment
PILLOW, "DONUT type" for anal com-
fort. $15. (650)344-2254.
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER WITH basket $30. Invacare
Excellent condition (650)622-6695
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
WHEEL CHAIR, heavy duty, wide, excel-
lent condition. $99.(650)704-7025
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
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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 – Large Renovated 1BR,
& 3BR’s in Clean & Quiet Bldgs and
Great Neighborhoods Views,
Patio/Balcony, Carport, Storage, Pool.
No Surcharges. No Pets, No Smok-
ing, No Section 8. (650) 595-0805
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
470 Rooms
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.- $59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
1996 TACOMA Toyota, $7,300.00,
72,000 miles, New tires, & battery, bed
liner, camper shell, always serviced, air
conditioner. ** SOLD**
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $42!
We’ll run it
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CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
DODGE ‘99 Van, Good Condition,
$4,500 OBO (650)481-5296
620 Automobiles
HONDA ‘96 LX SD Parts Car, all power,
complete, runs. $1000 OBO, Jimmie
Cassey (650)271-1056 or
(650)481-5296 - Joe Fusilier
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
FORD ‘63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390
engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$6,500 /OBO (650)364-1374
630 Trucks & SUV’s
owner, dark blue, CLEAN! $5,000/obo.
Call (650)492-1298
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $1,950/OBO,
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
1973 FXE Harley Shovel Head 1400cc
stroked & balanced motor. Runs perfect.
Low milage, $6,600 Call (650)369-8013
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘04 Heritage Soft
Tail ONLY 5,400 miles. $12,300. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
with mounting hardware $35.
any condition, Call (831)462-9836
650 RVs
COLEMAN LARAMIE pop-up camper,
Excellent Condition, $2750. Call
670 Auto Service
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
Oil Change Special $24.99
most cars
San Carlos Smog Check
Cash special $26.75 plus cert.
96 & newer
1098 El Camino Real San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
and R132 new, professional quality $50.
CAR TOWchain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
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
SNOW CHAIN cables made by Shur
Grip - brand new-never used. In the
original case. $25 650-654-9252.
SNOW CHAINS metal cambell brand
never used 2 sets multi sizes $20 each
obo (650)591-6842
680 Autos Wanted
Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
Interior and Exterior
Lath and Plaster/Stucco
All kinds of textures
35+ years experience
CA Lic #625577
• All kinds of Concrete
• Retaining Wall • Tree Service
• Roofing • Fencing
• New Lawns
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Moving In & Out
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New Rain Gutter, Down Spouts,
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
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Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
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• Demolition
• Concrete removal
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301 Old County Rd. San Carlos
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Tree Service
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or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
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San Mateo Since 1976
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1370 El Camino Real
Sporting apparel from your
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450 W. San Bruno Ave.
San Bruno
Dental Services
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been told that they were not invisalign
235 N SAN MATEO DR #300,
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Implant, Cosmetic and
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15 El Camino Real,
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invites you to mix & mingle at
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177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
Save $500 on
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Dr. Andrew Soss
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a Diamond Certified Company
570 El Camino Real #160
Redwood City
Watch batteries $8.99
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est. 1979
We Buy Coins, Jewelry, Watches,
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By Ibrahim Barzak and Yousur Alhlou
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel
unleashed its heaviest air and artillery
assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroy-
ing key symbols of Hamas control, shut-
ting down the territory’s only power plant
and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead
on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.
Despite devastating blows that left the
packed territory’s 1.7 million people cut off
from power and water and sent the overall
death toll soaring past 1,200, Hamas’ shad-
owy military leader remained defiant as he
insisted that the Islamic militants would
not cease fire until its demands are met.
The comments by Mohammed Deif in an
audiotape broadcast on a Hamas satellite TV
channel cast new doubt on international
cease-fire efforts. Aides to Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas said Egypt was
trying to bring Israeli and Palestinian dele-
gations together in Cairo for new talks in
which Hamas would be presented this time
as part of the Palestinian team.
Israel’s final objective in Gaza remained
unclear a day after Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu warned Israelis to be prepared for
a “prolonged” war.
Netanyahu is under pressure from hawkish
members of his coalition to topple Hamas
in an all-out offensive, but has not let on
whether he plans to go beyond destroying
Hamas rocket launchers, weapons depots
and military tunnels used to infiltrate Israel
and smuggle weapons.
Dozens of Israeli airstrikes and heavy
tank shelling hit areas across Gaza, which
was plunged into complete darkness
Tuesday night after a strike on its sole
power plant set a fuel tank ablaze.
In the sprawling Jebaliya refugee camp in
northern Gaza, at least 24 people — 10 of
them from the same family — were killed
and dozens wounded in a barrage of tank fire,
Hamas health officials said.
“Tanks were firing in all directions and
shrapnel was flying,” said Moussa al-
Mabhouh, a volunteer for Gaza’s Civil
Defense. “Smoke was rising from houses
and from nearby workshops.”
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed
By Bradley Klapper and Donna Cassata
WASHINGTON — Democrats and
Republicans in Congress vowed urgent sup-
port Tuesday for a $225 million missile
defense package for Israel, boosting the
likelihood that legislation will clear
Congress before lawmakers begin a month-
long vacation at week’s end.
“Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen.
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assis-
tance a necessity for the “life-or-death
struggle Israel faces.”
Graham and other supporters made their
comments as Israel unleashed its heaviest
bombardment yet in the four-week war
against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. At least
1,200 Palestinians have been killed,
including more than 100 Tuesday, according
to Palestinian health officials. Israel has
reported more than 50 soldiers and three
civilians killed.
Amid a daily barrage of Palestinian rock-
et fire, Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense
system has been credited with knocking
hundreds of missiles out of the sky. While
the Obama administration has pressed for a
cease-fire, it also has backed Israel’s desire
to replenish its missile defense stockpiles.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel extended
Israel’s request to Congress last week.
Despite Graham’s admonition, neither
Republicans who control the House nor
Democrats who command a Senate majority
have yet to announce plans for a vote on a
stand-alone bill on the issue.
In the House, majority Republicans
unveiled a measure to cope with an influx
of younger immigrants reaching the
United States illegally from Central
America, and said funds for Israel would be
handled in a separate bill that has yet to be
made public.
At the White House, press secretary Josh
Earnest expressed disappointment at the
lack of funding for Israel in the House meas-
In the Senate, Democrats have combined
money for Israel, border security and wild-
fire assistance into one measure. But
Republicans oppose it because of a dis-
agreement over provisions relating to the
immigrants now flooding into the country
from the south.
Despite the apparent deadlock, there were
signs of willingness to compromise.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-
Nev., said he was prepared to consider a
stand-alone bill providing money for
Israel. Across the Capitol, numerous
Republican aides said the House would like-
ly pass any legislation the Senate approves
on the subject.
Lawmakers struggle to seal $225 million Iron Dome package
Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Gaza City.
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