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Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010 • Vol XI, Edition 94


Cop contract stalemate ends
Burlingame police to get raises, health benefit changes
By Heather Murtagh

Nearly two years after a contract with Burlingame and its police officers expired, the two groups reached an agreement that restructures retiree health benefits for new hires and provides raises this January.

Burlingame police officers have been without a contract since Dec. 31, 2008. Before the City Council is a five-year agreement, beginning Jan. 1, 2009, that calls for a salary freeze in the first two years and 2 percent, 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent raises in the years that follow. The biggest change would be a new tier of health care bene-

fits for new employees. “We’re happy to have reached an agreement,” said Burlingame police Officer Jim Hutchings, who serves as the vice president for the Burlingame Police Officers Association. “We think it’s very fair.” Mayor Terry Nagel agreed and called the agreement a step in the

right direction. The agreement, which officers approved Nov. 8, creates a retirement health savings plan for new hires. After 5 years of service, new employees will receive a 2 percent contribution of their salary to the account, which increases to 2.5 percent after 20 years of service. Once the person retires, the city stops

making contributions, Human Resources Director Deirdre Dolan wrote in a staff report. The change will not create immediate savings, but should create a savings in the long-term eventually eliminating unfunded liability for retiree medical benefits, Dolan

See CONTRACT, Page 31

South City school leader takesleave
Superintendent’s tenure marked by bond passage,boundary conflict and protests
By Heather Murtagh


Terri M. Lewis looks at a photo at the opening reception of the Bay Area Heart Gallery.The exhibit, a series of large-scale photographs of local foster youth,is currently on display at the San Mateo main library.

Real faces of foster care
Exhibit highlights need for adoptive and foster families
By Emily DeRuy

Howard Cohen, who began work as superintendent of the South San Francisco Unified School District in 2009, is on a leave of absence for an unspecified amount of time. Cohen’s leave began Monday, however the announcement to staff was made via a two-sentence e-mail Thursday, said board President Liza Normandy. Associate Superintendent Adolfo Melara takes over Cohen’s duties during the absence. Cohen was not available to comment. However, Trustee Phil Weise said the district is not seeking a new leader at this point. Cohen was named as the new superintendent in May 2009, assum-

ing the position in July, to fill the vacancy left by Barbara Olds. Olds retired after the board voted unanimously not to extend her contract. Over Cohen’s Howard Cohen short tenure, district voters passed Nov. 2 a $162 million bond measure aimed at replacing aging portables, putting technology into classrooms and installing solar panels which is estimated to create an ongoing savings of $500,000. A nine-acre parcel formerly used as an elementary school made headlines earlier this year as the center of

See COHEN, Page 31

Donation efforts gear up
Need grows after Thanksgiving, local groups taking collections
By Heather Murtagh

If you go
What:Bay Area Heart Gallery Where: San Mateo main library, third floor, 55 W. Third Ave., San Mateo When: Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.to 8 p.m.;Friday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.;through Dec.17,2010. www.bayareaheartgallery.com
families, the exhibit features images by professional photographers who donated their time and energy in an

The caption beside the picture of a smiling boy wearing a sports jersey describes a 12-year-old with a passion for basketball and cooking. It also illustrates that the boy hopes, one day, to be adopted by a family that can provide him with unconditional love and support. The photograph, along with approximately 70 other images, is part of the fourth annual Bay Area Heart Gallery. Designed to highlight the need for adoptive and foster

effort to put real faces on the 10,000 children living in foster care in the Bay Area. Showing through Dec. 17 at San Mateo’s main library, the photographs depict children in need of adoptive families or lifelong connections to committed adults, as well as pictures of families that have grown through adoption. Beverly Beasley Johnson, director of the county’s Human Services Agency, hopes visitors to the gallery will also come away from the experience with a sense of the featured

See HEART, Page 23

Armed with wagons, 12 Cub Scouts from San Mateo’s Parkside Elementary School recently set out to gather donated food from those living in the surrounding neighborhood. Last year, when Pack 458 was half its current size, the boys collected 1,530 pounds of food, said

Cubmaster Donn Lovell. With more boys, the scouts covered more homes but donations were down. “It’s a sad sign of the times,” said Lovell. Boys were able to see the benefits of their work firsthand that day as Samaritan House was there passing out food to families. The door-to-door effort may be

See DONATE, Page 23


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010

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Quote of the Day
“We have over 300 kids in foster care right in San Mateo County,and we want those children to have homes,to have parents,to have siblings.These are the faces of kids who are star athletes,volunteers,budding comedians.These kids are our future.”
— San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom “Real faces of foster care” page 1

Under fire
WikiLeaks fights to stay online See page 31

Local Weather Forecast
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds around 5 mph. Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Sunday night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Wall Street
Stocks recover after weak jobs report See page 10


Men dressed as Santa Claus walk across Old Town in Krakow,southern Poland.

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by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York, telling them, “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you.” In 1619, settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va. In 1816, James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth president of the United States. In 1875, William Marcy Tweed, the “Boss” of New York City’s Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled the country. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson left Washington on a trip to France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. In 1942, U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for the first time in World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression. In 1965, the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard. In 1978, San Francisco got its first female mayor as City Supervisor Dianne Feinstein was named to replace the assassinated George Moscone. In 1980, the bodies of four American churchwomen slain in El Salvador two days earlier were unearthed. (Five Salvadoran national guardsmen were later convicted of murdering nuns Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy Kazel, and lay worker Jean Donovan.) In 1984, a five-day hijack drama began as four armed men seized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it to land in Tehran, where the hijackers killed American passenger Charles Hegna.



Actor Jeff Bridges is 61.

Rapper Jay-Z is 41.

Actress-model Tyra Banks is 37.

Actress-singer Deanna Durbin is 89. Game show host Wink Martindale is 77. Pop singer Freddy Cannon is 74. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 73. Actress Gemma Jones is 68. Rock musician Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) is 68. Singer-musician Chris Hillman is 66. Musician Terry Woods (The Pogues) is 63. Rock singer Southside Johnny Lyon is 62. Rock musician Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd; the Rossington Collins Band) is 59. Actress Patricia Wettig is 59. Actor Tony Todd is 56. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 55. Country musician Brian Prout (Diamond Rio) is 55. Rock musician Bob Griffin (The BoDeans) is 51. Rock singer Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge) is 48. Actress Marisa Tomei is 46. Actress Chelsea Noble is 46. Actor-comedian Fred Armisen is 44. Actor Kevin Sussman is 40. Country singer Lila McCann is 29. Actress Lindsay Felton is 26. Actor Orlando Brown is 23. cents. A first class stamp cost 4 cents. Gasoline was 27 cents per gallon. *** Three farmhands from Dorothy’s family farm became characters in Oz in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). Hunk, played by Ray Bolger (1904-1987), was the Scarecrow. Hickory, played by Jack Haley (1898-1979) was the Tin Man. Zeke, played by Bert Lahr (1895-1967) was the Cowardly Lion. *** While attending Indiana University, Jared Fogle (born 1978) lost 235 pounds by eating only sandwiches from Subway. Subway learned about Jared when his college newspaper wrote about his weight loss. Jared has been the company’s spokesman since 1999. *** The International Camel Races are held every September in Virginia City, Nev. Jockeys from the United States, Africa and Saudi Arabia compete for the International Camel Cup trophy. *** Answer: Pavlov is famous for his experiments with dogs studying conditioned response. He sounded a bell before giving the dogs food. Pavlov’s dogs soon started salivating at the sound of the bell, even when no food was presented. Pavlov won a Nobel Prize in 1904.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in the weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? E-mail knowitall@smdailyjournal.com or call 3445200 x114.

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The world’s largest radish weighed 37 pounds. The monstrosity was grown in South Africa in 1992. *** A decibel is a measurement of sound density that is one-tenth of one bel. The word is named after Alexander Graham Bell (1940-1980) for his advancements in the field of acoustics. *** “Apocalypse Now” (1979), “Platoon” (1986), “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987) and “Full Metal Jacket” (1987) are all movies set in the Vietnam War. *** Formal weddings, on average, have four bridesmaids, including the maid of honor. Over half of weddings have a flower girl and ring bearer. *** Prior to his comedic career starring in the variety show “Your Show of Shows” (1950-1954) Sid Caesar (born 1922) studied saxophone at Juilliard. *** During the spring of 1974, the college fad of streaking hit an all time high.

Streakers parachuted out of airplanes at the University of Georgia, more than 500 University of Maryland students danced naked along a freeway and 1,200 University of Colorado students earned the record for most the streakers together at one time. *** Ayers Rock in Australia is considered a sacred site by the Aboriginal people. Called Uluru, the 1,000-foot high sandstone formation is located in Kata Tjuta National Park. In 1985, the Australian government returned ownership of Uluru to the local aborigines, with the agreement that the land and rock would be leased back to the National Parks Department for 99 years. *** A ballet enthusiast is called a balletomane. *** Do you know what Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) is famous for? See answer at end. *** Mary Pickford (1892-1979) and Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) were the first celebrities to leave their footprints in the cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre during the theater’s grand opening ceremony in 1927. Today, there are over 200 celebrity footprints, handprints and signatures in the cement, making it one of Hollywood’s most popular tourist attractions. *** One month after marrying Yoko Ono (born 1933) in 1969, John Lennon (1940-1980) legally changed his middle name from Winston to Ono. *** In 1950, the average salary in the United States was $2,992. A loaf of bread cost 14



Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010


Around the state
Wrecking ball to hit Transbay Terminal
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal is turning into a pile of rubble, as crews take a wrecking ball to the old building to make way for a new transit center. The downtown terminal began demolition after closing in August, but the wrecking ball didn’t start swinging until Friday to tear down its exterior. The ball will drop many more times over the next two months until the building is completely gone. Program manager Emilio Cruz told the San Francisco Chronicle that very little of what’s torn down will go into a landfill. Crews plan to recycle the steel, and the concrete will be ground up and used in the new $4 billion transit center that will take the terminal’s place.

Police reports
Sleep it off
A man was passed out in the street at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and South Fremont Street in San Mateo before 4:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29.

Disturbing the peace. Glass was broken and yelling heard for over 30 minutes on the 400 block of Hillsdale Boulevard before 1:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29. Theft. Two men and two women were observed shoplifting from stores on the 2200 block of Bridgepointe Parkway before 2:02 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Suspicious circumstances. A man was attempting to use fake credentials on the 3100 block of South El Camino Real before 5:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.

Ex-transit officer denied bail in killing
LOS ANGELES — A judge denied bail Friday for a white former transit officer sentenced to two years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black man in Oakland last year. Johannes Mehserle, 28, sought to be released pending an appeal of his involuntary manslaughter Johannes conviction. Mehserle

Hit and run. A vehicle was abandoned and then towed after being involved in a hit and run on the 1300 block of Madera Avenue before 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Robbery. A man with a gun attempted to rob another man on the 1100 block of Almanor Avenue before 8:51 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Fraud. A credit card was fraudulently used on the 100 block of Morandi Lane before 8:23 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. Lost property. A purse was lost at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut Street before 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24.


Burligame kicked off the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony in front of City Hall yesterday evening.


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010

Three men wanted for armed robbery
Redwood City police are asking for the public’s help in locating three men suspected of a Thursday evening armed robbery in Redwood City. The robbery took place around 6:25 p.m. Thursday when the victim was walking north in the 1200 block of Hudson Street, police said. Two suspects got out of a vehicle and approached the victim. One of the men brandished a handgun and the suspects demanded the victim’s personal property, according to police. After stealing several items from the victim, the men ran south on Hudson Street toward Woodside Road, police said. Despite an extensive search of the area by police Thursday evening, the suspects were not located. The investigation into the robbery is ongoing, police said. Police are looking for three men, one of whom was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and one of whom was dressed in dark clothing, in connection with the crime. Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Redwood City Police Department at 780-7100.


Man arrested for attempted murder
By Michelle Durand

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degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Ayoob fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Norman J. Gatzert. Ayoob is a Democrat. Davis, 52, of Oakland, has been a sole practiDonald Ayoob tioner since 2003. He was a deputy public defender for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from 1987 to 2003 and a trial attorney for the Law Offices of Hunter and Anderson from 1984 to 1987. Davis earned a Juris Doctorate degree Leland Davis III from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carol L. Mittlesteadt. Davis is a Democrat. The compensation for each position is $178,789.

A coastside man accused of stabbing or slicing his live-in girlfriend’s neck Thursday afternoon was out of custody pending a 45day drunk driving sentence he received just days before. David John Vanalstine, 56, is now facing much steeper charges of attempted murder and domestic violence when he is arraigned Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Vanalstine Dec. 2 after responding to a 911 call by his 56-yearold girlfriend at approximately 4:43 p.m. The woman told dispatchers she had been stabbed by her boyfriend who was still inside her mobile home. Deputies found her outside the Pillar Ridge Estates residence with a “traumatic injury” to her neck and Vanalstine also at the scene. Both were taken to the hospital where the woman underwent surgery. She is expected to recover. After being treated for an undisclosed medical condition, Vanalstine was booked into Maguire Correctional Facility on suspicion of attempted murder where he is being held without bail. Prosecutors expect to formally file charges Monday with his appearance in court that afternoon. If so, Vanalstine will be returning to court a full week after he was sentenced to 45 days in jail for a 2010 misdemeanor drunk driving conviction with priors. Judge Cliff Cretan stayed the sentence until Jan. 22, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Authorities are releasing few details for a possible motive in Thursday’s attack but the Sheriff’s Office noted a “history of law enforcement response.”
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

accident, Montiel said. The CHP did not find an abandoned vehicle near the scene and no other vehicles were involved in an accident, Montiel said. Briggs was hit by a blue 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Takehiko Tajima, 40, of Foster City, Montiel said. Officers responding to the scene saw the Toyota parked in the center divider with its emergency flashers activated. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, Montiel said. Anyone who may have been a witness to the accident is encouraged to contact the CHP at 369-6261.

Police seek armed suspects
Sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for three men who attempted to rob a San Carlos man at gunpoint Thursday evening. At approximately 7:30 p.m., the resident reported being approached by a man in his driveway as he got out of his vehicle on the 1400 block of Cedar Street. The suspect appeared to be holding a semi-automatic handgun down to his side as he demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim refused and began to yell at the suspect. The suspect turned and walked back toward a waiting vehicle that was parked around the corner, according to police. The victim said that the suspect never pointed the weapon at him and that there were two additional suspects. One was standing in front of his neighbor’s residence and the other was waiting at the vehicle, according to police. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 16 to 20 years of age, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The two additional suspects were described as black males each 16 to 20 years of age, medium build and wearing black hooded sweatshirts and blue jeans. The associated vehicle was described as an older model gray passenger vehicle, possibly a Mercury. The three subjects fled in the vehicle northbound on Cedar Street, according to police.

Two new judges appointed
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointments of Donald J. Ayoob and Leland Davis III to judgeships in the San Mateo County Superior Court. Ayoob, 55, of Half Moon Bay, has been the chief assistant state public defender for the Office of the State Public Defender since 2002, where he previously served as a deputy state public defender from 1988 to 2002. Ayoob has been an adjunct assistant professor of law for Hastings College of the Law since 1993. He served as a deputy public defender for the Orange County Public Defender’s Office from 1982 to 1987. Ayoob earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts

Pedestrian killed on Highway 101 was Air Force sergeant
The pedestrian who was struck and killed on southbound Highway 101 in Burlingame early Wednesday morning has been identified as Raymond Briggs, the California Highway Patrol said Friday. Officers are looking for witnesses to the collision that left Briggs, a 36-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz. and sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, lying on the ground in the fast lane of the highway at 1:25 a.m. “We are still trying to figure out what happened,” Officer Art Montiel said. Officers are looking into why Briggs was on foot in the road and are retracing his steps during the last 24 hours before the


Highlands, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 for Saint Robert’s Catholic Church in San Bruno where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Committal will follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma. Family and friends may visit on Sunday after 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Chapel of the Highlands with a vigil service beginning at 3 p.m. Her family prefers donations to Samaritan House in San Mateo, www.samaritanhouse.com.

Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010


Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Hoehn
Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Hoehn, born Aug. 6, 1919, to Ford Prior and Allie Ray Prior, died Nov. 25, 2010. Betty lived down the street from glittering Hollywood. In the spring of 1935, Betty’s star came into her life during a family vacation on Catalina Island. Charles (Charlie) Philip Alexander Hoehn Jr., was a 26-year-old San Francisco native and engineer. Charlie and Betty were married on June 5, 1937 and moved to San Francisco. With the help of family and friends, Charlie began the family business — Superior Electrocast foundry. Betty’s later life grew rich in family relationships, travels, new jobs and new friends. She loved the years she lived with son Steve in Willits, she cherished life with daughter Elizabeth and Ron at their home in Foster City. She leaves many that cherish her memory: daughters Elizabeth (Ron), Barbara; sons Charlie (Kathie), John (Carol Sue), Steve; brother Phil (Hope); grandchildren Nishanga (Michael), Natasha, Paul (Samantha), Anne Marie, Julie, Brandon, Lauren, Charlsey, Devon (Ron), Erica, Ashley, Catey; great grandchildren Philip, Alex, Milo Jada, Evelyn; beloved nieces and nephews and many cherished family members and friends. Donations to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.

County pushing free flu shots
Coinciding with Saturday’s beginning of National Flu Vaccination Week, San Mateo County health officials are offering shots at several walk-in clinics and encouraging everyone 6 months and older to participate. The clinics, held Dec. 4 to Dec. 11, do not require appointments or identification although some may request a small donation. Both the flu shot and nasal spray vaccine will be available and each protects against three strains of flu expected to be the most common this year, including H1N1. Those who do not wish to visit a county-sponsored clinic can also get vaccines from health care providers, local pharmacies, grocery stores and community clinics. In California, flu season generally peaks in late December through March although it is unpredictable. It takes about two weeks to gain protection after receiving a flu vaccination. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 5 percent to 20 percent of the population gets the flu each year, hospitalizing more than 200,000 and causing thousands of deaths. Local clinics are scheduled for the following: • Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center 60 31st Ave., San Mateo • Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boys and Girls Club 2031 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto • Sunday, Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m. United Methodist Church (San Francisco Host Lions Club) 1474 Southgate Ave., South San Francisco • Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Serramonte High School Cafeteria 699 Serramonte Blvd., South San Francisco • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (through Dec. 16) Ravenswood Family Health Center 1798 A Bay Road, East Palo Alto • Mondays, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (through Dec. 15) Belle Haven Clinic 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park • Thursday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Community Center 725 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo • Wednesday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. St. Anthony’s Church Padua Dining Room 3500 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park More information is available in six languages at 573-3927 or www.smhealth.org/flu.

Dorothy May Zeh (Lyons)
Dorothy May Zeh (Lyons), 103, died peacefully in Redwood City Nov. 30, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl James Zeh and her daughter Virginia Helen Thomas. Dorothy was born in Jerome, Ariz. Jan. 28, 1907 and moved to Redwood City in 1913. Her parents had a fiveacre farm on Roosevelt Avenue, which is now known as Lyons Street. She was a alumna of Sequoia High School then graduated from San Jose State College. Dorothy started teaching school in San Carlos in 1930 and after a break from having two children returned to teaching in Belmont until she retired. She is survived by a son John Carl Zeh, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. As a public service, the Daily Journal prints obituaries of approximately 250 words or less with a photo one time on the date of the family’s choosing. To submit obituaries e-mail information along with a jpeg photo to news@smdailyjournal.com. Free obituaries are edited for style, clarity, length and grammar. If you would like to have an obituary printed more than once, longer than 250 words or without editing, please submit an inquiry to our advertising department at ads@smdailyjournal.com.

Man wanted for attempted rape
A 28-year-old woman walking on East Grand Avenue Thursday night was pushed to the ground, beaten and had her wallet stolen, according to police. At approximately 9:45 p.m., the woman was walking on the sidewalk near Dubuque Avenue when she was followed from a nearby strain station. The man following her pulled on her scarf and jacket while pushing her down. He then punched her several times in

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the face. The woman fought back and the man fled with her wallet that she had left on the ground, according to police. The man was last seen running west on East Grand Avenue. He is described as Hispanic, late teens, early 20s, wearing a gray pullover hoodie sweatshirt, black hair, light skinned and clean-shaven, 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches and approximately 150 pounds, according to police.

Marilyn Jean Olson
Marilyn Jean Olson, late of San Bruno and San Mateo County resident for her entire life, died in San Mateo Dec. 1, 2010. Wife of the late Elfred “Al” Olson. Mother of Craig Olson (his wife Darlene); Lori Nesbit (her husband Rich); Lynn Olson and Brad Olson. Sister of Carol Dillon. Cherished by her grandchildren Brenton, Dana, Jenessa, Brittany, Scott. She was a native of San Francisco age 84 years. She was a past member of the Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary, Saint Robert’s GrownUp’s Club. The funeral will leave the Chapel of the

• The Redwood City Council is scheduled to approve a separation agreement with outgoing City Manager Peter Ingram which will pay his annual salary of $211,996 through next June — a total of $207,996 in salary and benefits. Ingram announced his departure Nov. 9; the city called it a resignation although Mayor Jeff Ira also said it was a retirement. A more specific reason was never given and his final date was set for Dec. 31. The city appointed Human Resources Director Bob Bell as interim city manager. The council is set to discuss his performance during closed session. The City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 in City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010

By Michelle Durand


winter concert at Carlmont High, featuring performances by the symphonic band and symphony orchestra, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Performing Arts Center at Carlmont High School, 1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. For more information visit www.carlmontperformingarts.com. *** A winter concert at MenloAtherton High, featuring performances by the concert and jazz bands, will be held rom 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Center for the Performing Arts at MenloAtherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. The concert is free. For more information visit www.mabears.org. *** A winter concert at Sequoia High, featuring performances by the choir, band, jazz ensemble and orchestra, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 in Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Tickets are $5. For more information visit www.sequoiahs.org. *** A winter Choral Music Concert will be held at Carlmont High 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Carlmont High School, 1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 seniors and students. For more information visit www.carlmontperformingarts.com. *** The Phillips Brooks School


Sex with middle-schooler brings jail
The Burlingame man who had consensual sex multiple times with a 12-year-old girl he met at a bus stop was sentenced Friday to six months in jail. Michael Christopher Bellemur does not have to register as a sex offender. Bellemur and the 12-year-old girl reportedly met at a bus stop in September and communicated via text messaging. On their first date, Bellemur accused the victim of being “just a little girl” and the pair proceeded to engage in sexual activity over a threeweek period, according to the D i s t r i c t Attorney’s office. The girl allegedly told a school counselor, who contacted police. Bellemur surrendered on a gation of committing substantial sexual conduct. If he had been convicted, Bellemur faced up to 20 years in prison. Instead, he was promised no more than a year in jail over the objections of prosecutors who wanted two years in prison. On Friday, Judge Susan Etezadi opted for a six-month term with credit for 56 days. Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said he respects Etezadi’s decision even as the office’s position is still that two years prison would have been more appropriate. He remains free from custody on a $125,000 bail bond and must surrender to jail Jan. 15.

Michael Bellemur

Board of Tr u s t e e s appointed Scott Erickson as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2011. Erickson will be named the fourth Scott Erickson permanent head of Phillips Brooks in Menlo Park. The board’s decision followed the recommendation of the search committee, which cited Erickson as passionate, hard-working, inspirational, compassionate, creative, humble, optimistic, steady, collaborative, decisive, highly intelligent, courageous and organized; an ideal match of the necessary skills and character traits that were identified for the next head of school.
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$100,000 warrant. Bellemur pleaded no contest to felony unlawful sexual intercourse to avoid trial on six other counts of lewd and lascivious activity with a child under 14 with the special alle-

First minority sworn in Lawmakers as state’s chief justice keep vehicles
By Judy Lin

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday swore in California’s next chief justice, who will be the first minority and second woman to lead the state’s high court. Schwarzenegger administered the oath of office for appellate court judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye during a swearing-in ceremony in the rotunda of the state Capitol. The governor called her a “fine and highly admired jurist” and cited her as an example of the American dream. After the oath, Cantil-Sakauye,

50, said she’s prepared for the “vertical climb” ahead of her when she assumes office Jan. 3. She replaces Chief Justice Ronald George, who is Tani retiring after 14 Cantil-Sakauye years. “I’m fully aware of the monumental, indescribable challenge ahead of me,” she said. “I also am aware that I am prepared to happily dedicate myself to this task.”


SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers enjoy a perk that seems like a luxurious amenity in a state that has been slashing billions of dollars from its budget: taxpayerprovided cars. The state purchases cars for lawmakers to drive around their districts and the capital under a decades-old program, spending more than $5 million for the latest suite of vehicles that includes a $55,000 Cadillac sedan and a $52,000 Lexus hybrid.



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You’re Tops
Kids Across 1. A laptop is a _______ 4. A hat on top of a baseball fan’s head (or on a toothpaste tube) 6. It’s a thing on top of a king (but no matter how much he looks up, he still can’t see it) 7. Better than all the rest 8. The sound an owl makes at night from its perch in the top of a tree 9. The tall U.S. president who who wore a tall top hat 11. It’s a type of bed that has a ladder so one person can sleep up top 13. Emergency!: A ____ car has a flashing red light on top 14. The 288-foot _____ above the U.S. Capitol is a sight to see in Washington, D.C. 17. Make a wish: The number of ______ on your birthday cake tells everyone how old you are 20. A hiker is happy to get to the top of one 21. Exercising every day helps a person stay in ___-top shape Parents Down 1. Red rooster-topper 2. Luxury living: Hotel or condo’s top-tier suite 3. Fiddler’s location in one of the top Broadway shows of all time 4. Cool, carefree ragtop ride 5. Peak position: The top of one’s game (or of a 20A) 6. If you’re in London, save time to see Big Ben, the city’s renowned ____ tower 10. Smooth-top look for dudes like Bruce Willis or Howie Mandel 12. Quaint old greeting: “Top of the _____ to you” 15. Nothing tops these rings on a burger 16. Bon voyage: There’s more than one liner on top of it 18. The topsail on a typical 17th century ____ was visible from miles away 19. Insect whose name is found in the word that identifies the feelers atop its head
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By Stephen Ohlemacher


Around the nation
Unmanned spacecraft returns after seven-month trip
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. military’s secretive X-37B unmanned spaceplane slipped out of orbit and landed itself in early morning darkness Friday at a California airbase after a successful maiden flight that lasted more than seven months, the Air Force said. The stubby-winged, robotic craft fired its engine to begin re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere and autonomously landed at 1:16 a.m. PST at coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles

Republicans seize on unemployment rate hike
WASHINGTON — With unemployment rising, incoming House Speaker John Boehner vowed Friday that Republicans will show the way toward extending tax cuts in 2011 if the outgoing Democrats fail to do it sooner. Boehner, R-Ohio, made his comment as partisan wrangling in the Senate slowed attempts to pass legislation ensuring that tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 don’t expire.

“They’re worried about people who can’t decide which home to go to.”
— Sen.Claire McCaskill,D-Mo.

The White House has signaled that President Barack Obama is prepared to sign a bill extending tax cuts at all levels, as Republicans want. At the same time, Democrats want the bill to include an extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, renewal of tax provisions benefiting college

students, companies that hire the jobless and lower- and middleincome workers, even if they don’t make enough to pay federal taxes. Additionally, private talks include a possible increase in the debt limit to permit the Treasury to borrow funds needed to meet its obligations.

But Senate Democrats, who propose allowing tax cuts to lapse for the upper income, accused Republicans of favoring millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the middle class. At a news conference, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., directed her remarks to tea party-aligned voters who sided with the GOP this fall. Republicans “are not concerned about the people in the tea party,” she said. “They’re worried about people who can’t decide which home to go to” for the holidays.

NASA delays shuttle flight to February
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery’s final mission is off until February, three months late because of fuel tank cracks that are stumping engineers. NASA’s top spaceflight managers announced the latest delay on Friday. They said they need more time to understand the cracking, which cropped up following a failed launch attempt in early November.

Deficit-cutting fails Obama, troops cheer each to advance to Capitol other in Afghanistan visit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s budget deficit commission failed to garner enough support Friday to prompt quick congressional action on its austere spending blueprint. But the support of a bipartisan majority of the panel should

give it momentum. Commission members said that by winning over 11 of the 18 panelists, they had defied expectations. They said it showed that Washington is capable of having an “adult conversation” on a bipartisan basis about the painful choices required to avert a European-style debt crisis.

By Ben Feller

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — In a rousing holiday-season visit, President Barack Obama on Friday told cheering U.S. troops in Afghanistan they’re succoncerns about being taxed on money given to cover displacement and rebuilding costs. Money from insurance companies wouldn’t be taxable but funds coming from PG&E could be. Local legislators on hand that night took note of the concern. U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, introduced a bill last month exempting payments from PG&E from federal taxes. On Monday, Hill, D-San Mateo, will introduce a bill for those affected in San Bruno to make sure California doesn’t take

ceeding in their vital mission fighting terrorism. But after he flew in secrecy for 14 hours to get here, foul weather kept him from nearby Kabul and a meeting to address frayed relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. money residents deserve.

DA sues over illegal bio-waste dumping
A defunct Burlingame biotech company put at least 115 containers of potentially carcinogenic hazardous waste in unmarked cardboard boxes and paid a residential moving company $200 to cart it away, according to prosecutors who are suing it and two former executive officers for illegal disposal. After closing Metrigen, Inc. in November 2008, Nathan Hamilton

away several sealed cardboard boxes.

Fire victims may get tax exemption
and Dr. Thomas Brennan reportedly decided not to pay a licensed waste transporter $5,142.43 to move the Mitten Road company’s chemicals. Instead, according to the District Attorney’s Office, the two executive officers hired a residential moving company that December to cart San Bruno residents who accepted cash from Pacific Gas and Electric after the Sept. 9 explosion and fire may be exempt from state taxes if a bill Assemblyman Jerry Hill announced Thursday is successful. In late October, residents attending a town hall meeting expressed

Officials to SF: Drop toll idea
Officials in San Mateo County are urging the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to scrap an idea to charge commuters up to $6 a day to enter and exit the city on the county line during peak hours. The authority meets Dec. 14 to decide whether to continue studying “congestion pricing” along the county line and for San Francisco’s financial district.

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“The average American drinks a gallon of soda a week which delivers roughly 1,000 calories and no nutrition.”
— Time magazine,July 12,2010

Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010


Liquid candy?
ave you seen that particularly arrogant Coca Cola ad on television in which they say they’ve decided to share their secret recipe with us? They must think they are SO clever when they flash a bunch of gobbledygook on the screen. Doesn’t it seem like they’re playing “the average American” for a sucker who doesn’t seem to mind drinking a product that refuses to divulge everything that’s in it? It’s also like they’re thumbing their noses at people who are trying to educate us about how their products can compromise the health of especially children and those who are attempting to at least raise the tax on these products in an attempt to decrease their use. In 1984, Jane Brody, in her “Nutrition Book,” wrote: “Probably the most insidious undermining of good nutrition comes from the soft drink industry. Catering to children’s preference for a sweet taste, the industry has drawn millions of youngsters away from milk and natural fruit juices and hooked them on pop and other artificially flavored drinks that offer nothing of nutritional significance besides calories.” And yet, here it is 2010 and sales of soft drinks keep increasing. The obesity problem isn’t the only reason we should be working to eliminate sodas and other high sugar beverages from people’s diets. It’s also the empty calories that replace nutritious foods. For instance, the 160 empty calories that come from a 12 ounce Pepsi provide about nine teaspoons of


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sugar and no nutrition. The same amount of orange juice provides 168 calories that, among other nutrients, provides 291 IU of vitamin A, 146 mg of vitamin C and 33 grams of calcium. With 12 ounces of low fat milk (153 calories), comes 750 IU of vitamin A and 450 grams of calcium — nutrients we all need for good health. Also, there are other ingredients in most soft drinks that are rarely mentioned, but best avoided, especially by children. One is caffeine, which not only can contribute to hyper behavior, but is easy to get hooked on. Another is artificial colors, and then there’s the “secret” ingredient(s) that the FDA does not regulate. And what’s in the lining of the cans? All that sugar can do more than replace nutritious foods. It can compromise the body’s store of vitamins and minerals without providing any in return. This is not natural sugar we find in fruit, but sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup that have been formulated by industry scientists to make them sweeter than regular sugar and, according to Mark Hyman author of “The Ultra-Mind Solution,” also increases appetite and promotes obesity more than regular sugar. So what should be done when it is reported that about one in 10

Americans has diabetes and the number is rising; when greedy corporate interests continue to produce and promote products that are causing the health of Americans to decline; when they shamelessly advertise their junk food to the young and naïve; when advertising revenues greatly overwhelm any funding for nutrition education; when the American Beverage Association can spend $5.4 million for lobbying in the first three months of this year; when nutrition education in the schools is woefully inadequate; when politicians, who should know better, tiptoe around the issue for fear of irritating the industry which helps subsidize their campaigns? Isn’t there something immoral, if not criminal, for a company to produce and promote such products, especially to children? Why is the marketing of these products without restraint allowed as the health of the nation deteriorates? Is “free-enterprise” so sacrosanct that it is some sort of sacrilege to advocate the regulation of the marketing of such anti-nutritious products? What about an education campaign aimed at urging parents to keep this “liquid candy,” as Michael Jacobson of “Nutrition Action” calls it, out of their family’s diet.

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We need to realize that the slogan, “Eat less and exercise more,” which is about all government agencies and other groups beholden to the food industry will say when asked about losing weight, is a cop out. If a person who exists mainly on junk food were to eat less of it to lose weight, she would be even more deficient in important nutrients needed for good health. If she were to avoid the anti-nutritious products, including sugar-laden drinks, that the industry tries to foist on us and turn to more natural, whole foods, she would not only be much more likely to lose weight, but no doubt would also enjoy better health. “What an extraordinary achievement for a civilization to have developed the one diet that reliably makes its people sick.” — Michael Pollan, “Food Rules.”
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A billion here, a billion there
Editor, I read the article published in the Nov. 30, 2010 edition of the Daily Journal about Obama’s deficit commission and their recommendation to eliminate the tax breaks for employer based health care benefits. Currently, health benefits are not counted as taxable income per the IRS and under the commission’s recommendation, they would be. The article stated that repealing the current policy would raise billions of dollars a year in additional tax revenue, although no hard figure was cited because of nuances in how it might be done. Regardless, Democrat Alice Rivlin of the Bipartisan Policy Center, defended eliminating the tax break and was quoted as saying, “The problem of rising debt is so serious that Republicans and Democrats are going to have to go back and look at almost everything to see how we solve this.” In other words, a few extra billion dollars in tax revenue is significant and the policy that would raise them ought to be pursued. In the same issue of the Daily Journal, I read an article about the Obama administration’s proposal to freeze federal employees’ salaries for two years. The savings was estimated to be a few billion dollars a year. The freeze, however, was characterized as “largely symbolic,” as though it really wasn’t much and maybe it shouldn’t be taken seriously by Congress. I disagree. Let’s take the savings. In fact, let’s freeze a few other items too. Federal employees can have their salaries increased by having their classification stepped up. Sorry. Two year freeze on classification step ups. And federal employees can be granted bonuses by their managers at the end of the year. Sorry again. No bonuses; frozen for two years. Bottom line is this: if a few billion here and a few billion there out of the wallets of “we the people” is significant, then a few billion here and a few billion there out of the wallets of the individuals “we the people” pay to work for us should be significant too. with allegations that Hodari forced an abortion on her at the Southgate site when she was 16 years old. Also, Hodari’s practice has been implicated in the deaths of at least four women from abortion-related complications. In June 2009, the Disciplinary Subcommittee of Michigan’s Board of Medicine fined Hodari $10,000 for negligence in connection with the botched abortion death of Regina Johnson. This has been happening in other clinics throughout the United States and throughout the world but with very little press coverage. I just found out that in 1991 there were 2,100 clinics nationwide. Now they have been reduced to 713, according to Operation Rescue. Two thirds of abortion clinics have been closed. Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger stated “government funding continues to artificially prop up a failing abortion industry and that without tax funding, more of these clinics would fold.” Lastly, I am very upset that my tax dollars are used to fund abortion when it is against my religious conviction as a Roman Catholic. Why is the government allowed to interfere with our religious convictions with impunity? Isn’t this a violation of the separation of church and state on their part?

Death on the tracks
Editor, Once again someone has been killed on the Caltrain tracks on Nov. 26. When I wrote of this subject before I was strongly criticized. However, just like the crime of arson taking place mostly in dry grassy regions, when there are open railroad tracks in densely populated areas, the likelihood of death by whatever means is much greater. The reality is Caltrain should be turned into a historical monument. I don’t know how many have died on the system this year I haven’t been keeping count.

Matt Grocott San Carlos

Government involvement in abortion
Editor, The transparency of abortion that has been created in the past 43 years since the legalization of abortion by the pro-life movement is incredible. It brought out the evil of the act of abortion, the destruction of innocent life and maiming of women for life. In Michigan, at the Womancare of Downriver in Southgate abortion clinic, the owner Alberto Hodari had his assistant restrain Catlin Bruce and cover her mouth and began the abortion procedure despite her objecting and screaming. Another woman, Jennifer McCoy, came forward last year

Patrick Field San Mateo

SamTrans’ agenda
Editor, The letter from Brett Lider published in the Nov. 24, 2010 edition of the Daily Journal says that SamTrans “pushes its own agenda.” It is unclear exactly what agenda Lider is referencing. SamTrans does have an agenda in this instance: safety. To that extent, he is correct — we are pushing that agenda.

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Stocks recover ground
Dow 11,382.09 +19.68 Nasdaq 2,591.46 +12.11 S&P 500 1,224.71 +3.18 10-Yr Bond 3.02% +0.02 Oil (per barrel) 89.19 Gold 1,405.40
By David K. Randall and Mattew Craft

Wall Street
Industrial and basic materials companies that derive much of their revenue from overseas tend to rise when the dollar falls. That’s because their earnings from other countries are worth more in U.S. dollars when the dollar falls against other currencies. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 19.68, or 0.2 percent, to close at 11,382.09. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.18, or 0.3 percent, to 1,224.71. The Nasdaq composite index rose 12.11, or 0.5 percent, to 2,591.46. Stocks spent most of the day in a slump. The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate climbed to a seven-month high of 9.8 percent in November. Employers added just 39,000 jobs, far below what economists forecast. Expectations of job growth had risen Wednesday after a report showed that private companies were hiring at the fastest pace in three years. That and strong reports Thursday on retail spending and home sales pushed the Dow Jones industrial average up 356

NEW YORK — Stocks staged a late afternoon rally after spending most of the day weighed down by an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate. Indexes wound up closing higher for the third straight day. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 2.6 percent for the week, its best weekly gain since hitting a 2010 high on Nov. 5. The Dow is now just 0.5 percent below that level. Materials and energy companies led the rebound. Newmont Mining Corp. gained 3.1 percent and oil field services company Schlumberger Ltd. added 2.5 percent. The dollar fell 1.4 percent against an index of six other currencies. Oil and gold prices rose. Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group in Westport, Conn. said the relationship between a weaker dollar and stronger stocks followed a recent trend. “You don’t see it every day, but it’s a clear inverse relationship: When the dollar goes down, stocks go up,” he said.

points in two days. Of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow, 17 rose. Bank of America Corp. led the index with a 1.5 percent gain. Cisco Systems Inc. was the index’s laggard with a 0.8 percent loss. The weak jobs report served as a reminder that the recovery is proceeding fitfully. The recession that started in December 2007 ended more than a year ago, in June 2009, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. But the fallout lingers in the form of a rising unemployment rate. Economists say the economy will have to add up to 300,000 new jobs a month before the unemployment rate drops significantly. “The U.S. may have to face the fact that unemployment is going to be high for a long time,” said Drew Matus, a senior economist at UBS. “There are people who need to be retrained for new jobs and that will take time.” In corporate news, discount retailer Big Lots Inc. fell 5 percent after reporting that its third-quarter income dropped 42 percent. Rising shares outpaced falling ones by almost two to one on the New York Stock Exchange. Consolidated volume was 3.8 billion shares.

Job growth weak for November
By Jeannine Aversa

WASHINGTON — The nation added only a trickle of jobs in November, far fewer than experts had expected and a reminder that the economy is still recovering only fitfully. The job market was weak all around: Stores, factories, construction companies and financial firms all cut positions. The unemployment rate nudged closer to double digits again — 9.8 percent, after three straight months at 9.6 percent. Employers added 39,000 jobs for the month, the Labor Department said Friday. They added 172,000 in October — enough to qualify as a hiring spurt in this anemic post-recession economy.

“Just when it was safe to believe the labor market was firming and job growth was coming back, we were reminded that this recovery is proceeding with fits and starts,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. The report caught economists off guard. They had predicted 150,000 new jobs, based on a raft of recent positive reports that showed busier factories, rising auto sales and a healthy start to the holiday shopping season. The stock market seemed to take the bad news in stride. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up about 20 points at 11,382, not far from its postrecession high. The November jobs report may prove to be just a temporary setback because

economic recoveries are often bumpy. But for now, hiring is so weak that the economy isn’t creating even enough jobs to keep up with the growth in the work force. It takes about 125,000 new jobs a month to do that and keep the unemployment rate stable. Economists say it would take up to 300,000 new jobs a month to reduce the unemployment rate significantly. “It will be a long haul back to normalcy,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics. The rate, now at a seven-month high, has exceeded 9 percent for 19 straight months, the longest stretch on record. It could pass 10 percent, as it did briefly in late 2009, again next year.

Oil rally continues despite discouraging jobs data
By Sandy Shore

A surprising increase in the number of unemployed Americans wasn’t enough to stall oil’s momentum Friday as it cruised to a 26-month high. Benchmark oil settled up $1.19 at $89.19 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It’s the second time in less than a month that oil has reached the level where it was in the fall of 2008. There are widespread expectations that the price will hit $90 a barrel by year’s end and head toward $100 a barrel

by next spring when traders begin looking ahead to the summer driving season. Oil’s increase already has appeared at the pump, where prices are approaching the high for the year. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $2.90 on Friday, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. That’s 3.7 cents higher than a week ago and nearly 27 cents more than a year ago. The year’s high of $2.92 a gallon occurred in early May. Analysts expect the price to continue to climb over the next week, perhaps coming close to $3 a

gallon. Motorists along the West Coast, in Hawaii and parts of the Northeast already are paying from $3.014 a gallon to $3.517 a gallon. The lowest prices are in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and much of the Midwest. In a surprising development, the Labor Department said Friday the nation’s unemployment rate climbed to sevenmonth high of 9.8 percent in November, as hiring slowed. Employers added a net total of only 39,000 jobs last month as retailers, factories, construction companies, financial firms and the government all cut jobs.

Rearview cameras could become more common in cars
By Ken Thomas

WASHINGTON — Rearview cameras could become more common in future cars and trucks under rules proposed by the government Friday to address concerns about drivers unintentionally backing over children. The new requirements from the

Transportation Department are intended to improve rear visibility in cars by the 2014 model year. Most carmakers would comply by installing rear-mounted video cameras and in-vehicle displays. The government estimated that video systems would add about $200 to the cost of each new vehicle. Congress in 2008 set in motion the safety upgrades in response to dozens of

accidents in which children were backed over. At issue in particular were blind zones in large sport utility vehicles and pickups. “There is no more tragic accident than for a parent or caregiver to back out of a garage or driveway and kill or injure an undetected child playing behind the vehicle,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. being partly offset by adjusting when the fuel surcharges kick in, which trims the surcharge by 1 percentage point. FedEx also said rates for its SmartPost service — contracts with individual shippers — will change, but it declined to give details.

FedEx raising ground shipping rates 4.9 percent
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. is raising rates for ground shipping and home delivery by an average of 4.9 percent next month.

Business brief
The world’s second-largest package delivery company said Friday that the new rates will take effect Jan. 3. The full rate increase of about 5.9 percent is

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SHP trying to ruin Carmel’s title run
By Josh Koehn

If Sacred Heart Prep football has its way, the Gators will take a little luster off the sparkling coaching career of Carmel’s Golden Anderson. In just his second season since taking over the Padres program, Anderson has his team making back-to-back Central Coast Section title game appearances — last season Carmel beat Menlo 56-34 for the championship and a perfect 12-0 season.

But when Sacred Heart and Carmel take the field at 3 p.m. today at Westmont High School to square-off for the Division IV title, the Padres’ coach knows the Gators will offer a challenge unlike any his team has seen thus far. “We expect to be playing the best team that we’ve played in the last year, in the last two years actually,” Anderson said. “They control the line of scrimmage, they control the clock — they get a lot of credit for their offense, but they have a great defense as well. We have a ton of respect for them.”

Slowing down the Gators’ 1-2 running back punch of Pedro Robinson and Colin Terndrup has been next to impossible for Sacred Heart Prep’s opponents this season. Last week the pair accounted for 345 of Sacred Heart Prep’s 400 yards rushing in a 28-14 semifinal victory over Menlo. “(Robinson and Terndrup) really trust their offensive line in front of them,” Anderson said. “They’re not the biggest guys, they’re not the fastest guys, but they’re very good runners.”

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Big test for Sequoia
By Nathan Mollat

It doesn’t take much videotape to see what has made Willow Glen a surprise finalist in the Central Coast Section Division II championship game. Seeded No. 5, the Rams (10-2) basically outscored top-seeded Wilcox in the semifinal to advance. How? “They throw the hell out of the ball,” said Rob Poulos, who will coach second-seeded Sequoia (11-0-1) in the school’s first CCS championship game since 1986 at 3 p.m. Saturday at San Jose City College. A win would give the Cherokees their first CCS football title. “They look like Texas Tech back when (former coach Rick) Leach was there. (They use) all different formations. The ball is coming out of all different angles.” The task for Sequoia is simple: slow down Willow Glen quarterback Mitchell Ravizza, who leads the Rams in total offense this season. He’s averaging 267 yards and two touchdown passes a game. He also leads the team in rushing with 481 yards on just 83 carries. That’s good for nearly six yards a pop. The Rams’ rushing attack is merely an attempt to keep the Cherokees defense honest, because Willow Glen makes its hay through the air. “They do have a few designed (quarterback) runs, but he seems like he’s at his best when he does a half roll (out), doesn’t see anything and takes off (running),” Poulos said. “They don’t run that much and they don’t run that many running plays.” The Rams feature four receivers with 30 catches or more, led by Jake Wilson with 58 catches for 733 yards and 10 scores. Greg Hori and Mark Amann each have 39 catches. “They’re (catching balls) all over the place,” Poulos said. “They’re hitting deep routes, they’re hitting screens, they’re hitting crossing routes.

When Gators outside hitter Sonia Abuel-Saud is on her game,the rest of the team is as well.

State glory on the line for Gators
By Josh Koehn


Sequoia’s offense will have to keep up with Willow Glen, especially quarterback James See SEQUOIA, Page 16 Beekley,who with 125 passing yards,will have rushed for 1,000 and thrown for 1,000 yards.

Terra Nova has tough one in Monterey
By Josh Koehn

Terra Nova football has faced a brutal schedule all season, sometimes taking its lumps but always regrouping for the next challenge. But now the Tigers have an even more unenviable task at hand — trying to win a Central Coast Section championship possibly without star quarterback Chris Forbes. The Tigers were severely snake-bitten at the end of last week’s 21-19 semifinal victory over Jefferson, when Forbes went down with what Terra Nova coach Bill Gray thought was a season-ending injury on the game’s last meaningful drive. In 12 games, Forbes has thrown for more than 2,500 yards to go with

25 touchdowns through the air. His value hasn’t been confined to just the passing game, though. Forbes was also the team’s second leading rusher with 668 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns. No clear indications have been given on how the Tigers (8-4) plan to compensate if Forbes is unable to play when they face the Monterey Toreadors (11-1) in the Division II championship game at 7 p.m. tonight at Westmont High School. Running back Josh Cruz could see extensive time playing the point position in the Tigers’ Wildcat formation. He led the club with 725 yards on the ground to go with three touchdowns. There is also backup quarterback Trevor Jacobs, who has done well in limited action, throwing for 296 yards and three

touchdowns to just one interception. Whoever is at the helm, finding ways to get receivers Elias Vargas (929 yards, 10 touchdowns) and Ryan Virgin (894 yards, eight touchdowns) the ball will be crucial to Terra Nova’s hopes avoid losing consecutive CCS championship games. Last year, the Tigers lost the title 29-18 to Seaside. Terra Nova’s ability to keep points off the board will require slowing Monterey’s John Wyatt-Williams. The senior running back had 2,181 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns going into last week’s 33-12 semifinal victory over North Monterey County, and he is complimented by quarterback Stephen Ventimilia. Ventimilia doesn’t throw often — only 71

If Damien Hardy removed himself from the situation and acted as if he had no vested interest in how Sacred Heart Prep’s girls volleyball team performs in Saturday’s state championship game against La Jolla Country Day, ranked fifth in the state, the coach wouldn’t give his club a snowball’s chance in San Diego. “I would say Sacred Heart Prep is going to get killed, to be honest,” Hardy said with a laugh. “They’re ranked fifth in the state, we lost seven seniors from last year, we don’t have the experience this team does, we don’t have the height this team does.” Yet then the coach stops short. “But we have heart,” he said. “My team will fight through anything.” File Tuesday’s Northern California championship victory over Notre Dame-Belmont under the anything-is-possible category. The Gators were trailing two games to zero and looked lost, when a team meeting before the third frame allowed the club to regroup and take the next three games in dominating fashion. “Notre Dame was huge,” Hardy said. “We put ourselves in a big 2-0 hole to start off with, and we weren’t sticking to our strategy that we had set out to do. Between the second and third set we talked to the kids and we got back to our strategy and started to relax, stopped being tentative.” Sacred Heart’s coach said he has only been able to find one video of La Jolla (32-3) online, but what he saw let him know that the tenaciousness the Gators (24-10) exhibited in their unlikely run from second in league to a Central Coast Section title to a NorCal championship will have to continue if a state title is the next domino to be tipped. The Gators don’t even crack MaxPreps.com’s top 25 rankings. “I saw that (La Jolla is) very strong at outside hitters — they’re big, they have great passing, they have good ball control, they play with a lot of energy,” Hardy said, adding “that’s how we win our matches.” Senior outside hitter Mollie Rogers is La

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McCarthy said. “I think he’s given them a spark. He’s run around and made some plays, and that’s really probably the difference between them winning and losing early in the year.” But the 49ers want to remain a run-first team, even in the wake of Frank Gore’s season-ending right hip fracture Monday night. Veteran Brian Westbrook, who hadn’t seen much action since joining the 49ers in the offseason, took over and had 136 yards rushing and a touchdown. “Things aren’t going to change because of our leader going down,” Smith said. “If anything, we have to be able to step up and definitely put guys into places where Frank definitely did the things that we needed for him to do, but our identity is not going to change.” It’s a tough trip for the 49ers, who fly halfway across the country after a short week to prepare. And winter descended on Lambeau this week, with temperatures in the 30s and a light dusting of snow. More snow could come Sunday. While the weather is supposed to be an advantage for the Packers, they aren’t exactly built like a traditional cold-weather team.


Opposite records aside,49ers have same goal as Packers
By Chris Jenkins

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers are 7-4. The San Francisco 49ers are 4-7. Remarkably, their playoff positions aren’t so different. The Packers are looking up at the Chicago Bears in the NFC North after losing at Atlanta last Sunday and would put their postseason hopes in jeopardy with an unexpected slip-up in the final month of the season. The 49ers also have plenty to play for in the eminently winnable NFC West, where St. Louis and Seattle share the division lead at 5-6. That makes Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field a must-win for both teams — and potentially dangerous for the Packers. “The Atlanta game was a tough game for us,” Charles Woodson said. “It kind of set us back a little bit. Our feeling is now, not to leave anything to chance. Win the rest of our games and then see where it goes from there.” After losing their first five games, the 49ers

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have won four of six and are coming off a 276 victory at Arizona on Monday night. “We had high expectations of having a great record at this point in the season, but unfortunately, we don’t,” linebacker Patrick Willis said. “Our expectations to win this division are still there. That’s our mindset right now, just stay focused and give ourselves a chance.” Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Troy Smith, who has won three of four starts since taking over against Denver in London on Oct. 31, has made the difference. “You really have to point to the quarterback,”

They haven’t run the ball particularly well after losing running back Ryan Grant to an ankle injury in the first week of the season, relying on a stingy defense and Aaron Rodgers’ passing. “We’ve got to stick with what’s working, and what’s working is getting the ball to the perimeter players,” Rodgers said. “So God blessed me with some big hands, and if I can keep them warm, I think we’ve got to keep throwing the football.” McCarthy made it clear that the Packers don’t plan on deviating from their pass-first philosophy just because the weather is starting to turn. As long as it isn’t too windy, McCarthy says the Packers can pass away, citing their performance in a frigid January 2008 NFC championship game loss to the New York Giants. “You go back to the NFC championship game, I didn’t think the ability to throw was a factor that day,” McCarthy said. “So if you can throw the ball on that evening, I think you can throw it at any time outside of the wind games.”

As Bolts rebound, Gates tries to play through pain
By Bernie Wilson

SAN DIEGO — Antonio Gates hasn’t even thought about simply sitting out a game or two to let the torn plantar fascia in his right foot heal. Bothered by the painful injury since late October, the San Diego Chargers’ star tight end has settled into a routine. He sees how his foot feels on Saturday nights, then tests it in the hours leading up to kickoff on Sundays. He was unable to play in consecutive games sandwiched around the Chargers’ bye, the first time in his stellar career that he’d

been sidelined by injury. Gates was able to hobble through Sunday night’s 36-14 victory at Indianapolis, when the Chargers’ Antonio Gates defense led the way by intercepting Peyton Manning four times, two of which were returned for touchdowns. Gates will go through the same drill leading up to Sunday’s home game, when the recharged Chargers (6-5) seek a measure of revenge

against their stumbling archrivals, the Oakland Raiders (5-6). The Raiders stunned the Chargers 35-27 on Oct. 10, blocking consecutive punts early in the game and ending a 13-game losing streak to the Chargers. That loss helped send the Chargers tumbling to 2-5. It was that slow start that has motivated Gates, because he vowed to be there when the Chargers turned it around. Now they’ve won four in row in yet another late-season turnaround under Norv Turner. “I never really thought about shutting it down because of the situation,” said Gates, a three-time All-

Pro and six-time Pro Bowler. “The fact that we did start off 2-5 has a lot to do with it. If we were sitting here at 11-0, I mean, it’s a no-brainer, just go and get healthy. We’d probably have clinched the situation with a playoff berth. But we’re not. We’re in a situation where really, it’s a possibility where there won’t be a tomorrow for me. It defeats the purpose of why we play the game, because we want to go to the playoffs, we want to win the championship.” Gates said part of the decision whether he plays or sits has to do with how much he can contribute at approximately 60 percent compared

to what backup tight ends Randy McMichael and Kris Wilson can do at 100 percent. Gates knew that the Colts game was a big one, especially since the four-time defending AFC Westchampion Chargers are still chasing the Kansas City Chiefs in the division. “Me being out there, maybe they somehow draw their attention to me and allowed other guys to get singled up,” said Gates, who caught four passes from Philip Rivers for 46 yards. “Whether that worked or not, I’m still not sure that that was the case, but that was just how I felt when I made the decision.”



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Referee suspends Burlingame-San Mateo game
By Nathan Mollat

As the San Mateo and Burlingame boys’ soccer teams came onto the field for the start of the second half of their annual grudge match with the Panthers leading 2-0, the coaches were told by the head referee he was suspending the game. When asked why the game was suspended, the three-man refereeing crew declined to comment. Burlingame coach Mike Sharabi said the head referee told him he feared for his safety. “The ref felt like he was being threatened” by San Mateo players and fans, Sharabi said. While this game will not have Peninsula Athletic League or Central Coast Section implications, it’s still an emotional game for both sides. That emotion bubbled over toward the end of the first half as players from each sides were hammering each other, with hardly any warnings from the head referee. “I think the game got out of hand because he (the head referee) didn’t take control,” said San Mateo coach Frank Callaghan. “It just got way too rough, way too fast.” The game will not be made up. Before the confusing end of the game, however, both teams put on a good performance. San Mateo pressed the Burlingame defense early, doing a good job of winning loose balls and building up its offense from the midfield. The Bearcats, however, could not solve the Burlingame defense in the final third and the Panther goalkeeper was barely tested. About midway through the half, Burlingame started turning the tide and mak-


Burlingame’s Andrew Gonzalez, with a step on a San Mateo defender, scores the Panthers’ first goal. Burlingame led 2-0 at halftime before the head referee suspended the game.
ing dangerous runs through the midfield with Shayan Alimohammadzadehamin serving as the Panthers’ distributor. In the end, however, it was a couple of Burlingame forwards being in the right place at the right time that resulted in the Panthers’ goals. Neither was particularly pretty, but effective nonetheless. In the 20th minute, Burlingame found the back of net. The San Mateo defense could not

clear the ball out of their half of the field and Burlingame’s Mark Lopez stole the ball about 35 yards out. He quickly chipped a ball into the San Mateo penalty box where Andrew Gonzalez ran in and beat his defender, controlled the ball and slotted it home for a 1-0 Burlingame lead. The Panthers’ second goal was similar to the first, this time with Lopez making the well-timed run. Right fullback Connor Johnson stepped up into the attack zone and won a 50-50 ball. He also quickly sent a chip into the penalty and just as fast, Lopez pounced on the pass and chipped it over a charging San Mateo goalkeeper to put Burlingame up 2-0. “They both anticipated that ball going through and they took advantage of their opportunities,” Sharabi said of Gonzalez’s and Lopez’s goals. Callaghan saw it a different way. “I hate to say it, but I think the sideline referee missed offside calls,” he said. “But what can you do?” The physical play really intensified over the final 15 minutes of the half, which ended on a red card against a San Mateo player after a particularly rough tackle. There was another instance of the assistant referee on the Burlingame side yelling his explanation of his non-call to someone on the San Mateo side. The head official waited until after halftime was over before informing the teams of his decision. “It’s sad it had to happen this way,” Sharabi said.

Riesch wins Lake Louise downhill; Vonn 2nd

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — Maria Riesch of Germany captured a World Cup downhill Friday, holding off her best friend Lindsey Vonn and snapping her record win streak. Riesch finished the course in 1 minute, 28.96 seconds, just 0.12 ahead of Vonn, the top American finisher. Elisabeth Goergl of Austria was third in 1:29.17. “To beat Lindsey at Lake Louise is a big challenge,” Riesch said. “Every win is really special, especially here in Lake Louise where Lindsey is always killing it.” Vonn, winner of five straight on the downhill course, has been so dominant at this venue that it’s known as “Lake Lindsey.” This was the 12th time she has earned a podium spot at Lake

Louise, where she had her first career World Cup win in 2004. “I felt really good. I thought I had a pretty good run,” Vonn said. “I thought I skied pretty well. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the win today. Lindsay Vonn But I’m really happy with second place.” Vonn, the three-time overall World Cup winner, considers Riesch one of her best friends and top rivals. “Maria had a great run, too,” Vonn said. “She definitely skied better today. I’m really happy that she got the win.”

The women’s downhill course was shortened by nearly 500 feet because of icy sections at the top. Vonn has been critical of this year’s course, which was water-injected for the men’s races last week. Injection creates a layer of hard snow and ice to prevent the course from deteriorating as the heavier men ski over it, and also to keep the course intact should the temperature suddenly rise. Lake Louise has received little snow since the men’s races, and some sections remain icy. “It’s unfortunately getting more slick ever day,” Vonn said. “It’s pretty dangerous, but they’re doing their best, so I have to go out and do my best and try not to think about it. “It’s better when it’s not as icy for the

women. You need to be able to feel the snow.” Vonn has been battling a cold all week. But for a skier who raced at the Olympics with a badly bruised shin, this wasn’t anything that would keep her out. “I’ve raced through a lot worse things than a cold before,” Vonn said, laughing. “I didn’t question if I would race today.” Teammate Julia Mancuso finished fourth, part of a strong showing by a U.S. squad that placed seven in the top 30. “The whole U.S. team, we did a great job,” Vonn said. “That shows we are skiing really well as a team. Everyone has been training well. I’m really psyched we stepped it up.” The women will race another downhill Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.


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Jolla’s fiercest attacker, and she is joined by 6-foot-4 middle blocker Gillian Howard and 6-foot-2 junior Kendall Peterkin. Neutralizing those three will require the Gators to once again get leadership and production from juniors Sarah Daschbach (outside hitter) and Jesse Ebner (middle blocker), who have been the heart and soul of the team this season. If sophomore outside hitter Sonia AbuelSaud — the player who takes Sacred Heart from being good to great — is on her game, Hardy thinks some people could be surprised by what they see. The game will be played at noon at the San Jose State Event Center. One thing Hardy is sure of is where the weight of the match will be. “We talked about ... having fun, staying aggressive, not being tentative, and not putting too much pressure on ourselves,” he said. “Because all of the pressure is on La Jolla. “Make them earn every point and we’ll go from there.”

World Cup bidding must be reformed
It will be great drama: Soccer supremo Sepp Blatter announcing which countries , by bending over backward, twisting arms and offering who knows what else in promises , have won the right to host the World Cups of 2018 and 2022. But there won't be peace of mind. Not after the unseemly developments of recent weeks that proved the World Cup bidding process and those who manage it need reforming to be more credible. Not after the allegations of back-room deals, votes for sale and corruption that have tainted Blatter's organization but don't appear to bother the FIFA president as much as they should. Nor can faith in FIFA be restored without more accountability, more transparency, more honesty. The two winners on Thursday, picked from nine bidders, will cheer, as they invariably do. But soccer shouldn't rejoice about the way its showcase tournament is fought for by governments and awarded by FIFA for reasons that aren't solely about the best bid. Less than two dozen VIPs, all men, some drenched in controversy but seemingly untouchable, deciding such vital affairs of soccer and state behind closed doors is so oldfashioned. As the world's most democratic sport, because it requires only a ball to play, soccer deserves better and broader representation at the very top. Sitting this week in FIFA's gleaming Zurich headquarters, Blatter can rightly feel proud of the soccer universe he has ruled over since 1998. Popular from Beijing to Buenos Aires John Leicester and fabulously wealthy, the world's most widely loved sport is more than simply surviving the global economic crisis. FIFA's coffers are bulging with reserves of more than $1 billion. Although the game itself was too often dull, this year's World Cup in South Africa was a resounding commercial success for FIFA, which reinvests much of its profits into growing the game. With black and white South Africans rejoicing and blowing their infuriating vuvuzelas together, soccer again showed its power to unite, to foster reconciliation where there was division. Blatter deserves credit for demonstrating that Africa, a continent still not visited by the Olympic Games, and Africans are more than capable. With such success, FIFA shouldn't have the image problem that it has. As Claudio Sulser, a lawyer and former Swiss player who chairs FIFA's ethics committee, grimly noted: "When one talks of FIFA there is generally a negative attitude out there. There is talk of corruption." Blatter is at least partly to blame for that. FIFA's president says that he cannot be bought and, as yet, no one has proved him wrong. But he heads an empire where the honesty of some top officials has repeatedly been questioned. When reporters for London's Sunday Times posed as lobbyists willing to offer financial inducements for World Cup votes, two members of Blatter's executive committee appeared to take the bait. Although no money changed hands, they should have immediately shown the undercover reporters the door. FIFA quickly suspended the pair, which means there will be just 22 voters Thursday instead of 24 and the possibility that Blatter will cast a deciding ballot if two bidders are tied. Still, the damage to the integrity of soccer's governing body was considerable. It looked bad, even if the Sunday Times wasn't actually able to prove that executive members are corrupt. Before Jacques Rogge took over, the International Olympic Committee offered some of the most notorious examples of how administrators sometimes abuse their positions of privilege. So it says something about the state of affairs at FIFA that the IOC is now dishing out advice. Rogge recently urged Blatter to make FIFA more transparent and "clean out as much as possible." Yet Blatter still gives the impression that he doesn't really want to know. When the BBC this week made further claims of corruption within FIFA, the IOC said its ethics committee would consider the allegations because one of those fingered is also an IOC member. FIFA's response was to move on, there's nothing to see here. "The investigation and the case are definitely closed," it said. FIFA demands generous tax breaks and other concessions from governments that want to bathe in the glow of hosting the world's biggest sports event. To placate FIFA, nations promise to spend billions of dollars on new stadiums and other infrastructure, even if they know that they won't get much use when the World Cup is over. In return, bidding nations should demand that FIFA open the whole process to more scrutiny. Blatter scoffed when it was recently suggested to him that the World Cup balloting should not be done in secret. "No, please, be realistic!" he said. For the sake of openness and credibility, FIFA would be wise to consider it. Because it is voting on two editions, FIFA's next balloting for a World Cup, the 2026 one, probably won't come until 2018 at the earliest. That leaves plenty of time to make changes. The award of a World Cup should be a cause for joy within soccer, but it doesn't feel like that this week.

Josh Koehn can be reached by e-mail: josh@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: 344-5200 ext. 109.



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Woods regaining form as he extends lead
By Doug Ferguson

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Tiger Woods is starting to look like his old self at the Chevron World Challenge. Woods got off to a blazing start Friday and a solid putting stroke enabled him to play bogey-free in the second round for a 6-under 66 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of his final tournament this year. Woods was at 13-under 131, his best 36-hole score this year by six shots. And the four-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell had to be a refreshing change for a guy who has been at least nine shots back through 36 holes in seven tournaments this year. “I’ve been here before, so it’s not

a strange feeling,” Woods said. “It’s just one of those things where tomorrow is the same game plan, just go out there and plot my way along and take care of the par 5s.” He did that again on a pleasant day in the Conejo Valley, and now has played the five par 5s at Sherwood Country Club in 10 under through two rounds. That included an eagle on the second hole, and perhaps Woods’ most impressive shot of the day, if not the year. He hit a 4-iron from a hanging lie so severe that it caused Woods to stumble down the hill after impact. The ball landed 8 feet away to the right of the pin. And on the next hole, when Woods made a superb par save with a putter through a swale to about 3 feet, caddie Steve Williams walked off the green and said,


Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament. After two rounds,Woods leads second place Graeme McDowell by four strokes.
“The tide is turning.” McDowell keeps plugging away in his sixth straight week of competition, playing well enough to keep pace except for a few mistakes. He took a double bogey on the ninth

hole, and failed to save par from a bunker on the 18th. He was at 9-under 135, and will be paired with Woods in the final group Saturday. “Sometimes in a four-round tournament, you get a round where you don’t really play your best,” McDowell said. “To shoot 3 under and not play my best, I’m pretty happy with that.” Rory McIlroy played with Woods for the first time in competition — the Skins Game at the Memorial doesn’t count — and was impressed with what he saw. McIlroy caught flak at the Ryder Cup for saying he would love to play Woods if his game didn’t improve, although he doesn’t regret what he said — even Woods would agree with the “if his game didn’t improve” part — and both played well.

Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo dies at age 70
By Rick Gano

CHICAGO — Ron Santo’s love for the Chicago Cubs stretched from his days as a standout third baseman who one season even jumped and clicked his heels to celebrate victories to the two decades he spent unabashedly pulling for his team as a broadcaster. As much as his passion for the Cubbies soothed their long-suffering fans, his play and work in the broadcast booth helped him, too, through tough times and serious ailments, including a bout with diabetes that cost him both legs below the knees. He called the Cubs, simply, his therapy. Santo, who had finished his 21st season broadcasting the Cubs in September, died Thursday night in Arizona from complications of bladder cancer, according to the team and WGN Radio, his longtime employer. He was 70. “Ron was an inspiration to everyone as his life was defined by overcoming obstacles. It is a sad day for all of Chicago and everyone in the sports world,” said Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough, who spent 24 years in the Cubs

organization as a marketing guru and later as president. “His incredible passion for the Cubs was unmatched. ...Although we collectively are grieving over his passing, we should also celebrate his incredible life.” A nine-time all-star in his 15-year career, Santo hit .277 with 2,254 hits, 342 home runs and 1,331 runs batted in. He also won the Gold Glove award five times. Santo was widely regarded as one of the best players never to gain induction into the Hall of Fame. The quiet sadness with which he met the news year after year that he hadn’t been inducted helped cement his relationship with the fans. “What a great loss for the Cubs and Cubs fan everywhere. Ron was such a wonderful person and friend. It is so unfortunate that he never became a Hall of Famer, as he should have long ago,” Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman said. Don Kessinger, who played shortstop with the Cubs from 1964-1975 and perhaps saw more of Santo’s play at third base than anyone, said what he remembers most is how hard his teammate played every single day. He said Santo deserved

to be in the Hall of Fame, and cannot understand why he was never voted in. “It would have meant so much to Ron Santo to be elected,” he said. The Cubs’ new owner, Tom Ricketts, praised Santo for his loyalty, courage and sense of humor. Commissioner Bud Selig called Santo a “magnificent, consistent ballplayer” — and a friend. “Ron’s playing and broadcasting careers shared a common thread: in both capacities, he was a staple of the Cubs’ experience every single day,” Selig said in a statement. Santo never got to see his beloved Cubs win a World Series, something they haven’t done since 1908, and their last appearance came in 1945,

when Santo was 5. Yet he once said his association with the team probably prolonged his life. “If I hadn’t had this when my troubles started, I don’t know if I would have survived,” he said in September 2003. “I really mean that. It’s therapy.” Nothing brought fans closer to Santo — or caused critics to roll their eyes more — than his work in the radio booth, where he made it clear that nobody rooted harder for the Cubs and nobody took it harder when they lost. Santo’s groans of “Oh, nooo!” and “It’s bad” when something bad happened to the Cubs, sometimes just minutes after he shouting, “YES! YES!” or “ALL RIGHT!” became part of team lore as the “Cubbies” came up short year after year.


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good receivers and running backs.” Jimmy Osnorio provides the Padres’ biggest backfield threat not under center. The senior has averaged 6.77 yards per carry and was unstoppable in the opening round of the playoffs, totaling 206 yards rushing and six touchdowns in a 56-21 win over Pacific Grove. “One of our major goals is to be balanced,” Anderson said. “Not even just plays that we call but yardage, too.” As a result, some things that haven’t been balanced this season are the scores of Carmel’s games. To find the Padres’ lone defeat, one would have to go back to the team Sacred Heart Prep just beat. The Padres lost 34-29 to Menlo in an early September meeting, but they went on to wallop their next nine opponents by 21 points or more. A possible X-factor for today’s game, Lavarato said, is that Carmel platoons players on offense and defense to keep them fresh while opposing teams wear down over the course of four quarters. “One thing we’ve done this season is worn people down,” Lavarato said, “but I don’t think that’s going to come into play this week.” One thing that can be counted on — whichever club withstands the other team’s assault the best will be feeling golden, named or not.

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passes in the first 11 games — but he rarely makes a mistake when he drops back into the pocket. He has 11 touchdown tosses to two interceptions and is also the club’s secondleading rusher with 633 yards and 11 scores. When the Toreadors do line up on the ball, they will need to account for Terra Nova’s Frederik Degenhardt. While on the small side, the senior defensive lineman has eight sacks on the season. Degenhardt is backed up by linebackers Jeremy Leaver and Ben Coen, 100 and 120 tackles on the year, respectively, and defensive back Jake Dineen, who leads the Tigers with five interceptions. Whoever goes under center for Terra Nova will also have to be vigilant. Joe Russo could be a terror, as he has 11 sacks on the season for the Toreadors and was applying consistent DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS FILE pressure over the course of the schedule. Senior Royce Redira has also been opportunis- Terra Nova will need a big game from Josh tic, recording six interceptions on the season. Cruz to beat Monterey.

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While the Gators’ offense keeps defenses honest with steady signal-caller John Geary averaging 132 yards passing per game, the Padres counter with an offense that is balanced but leans slightly more toward going over the top of defenders. On the season, Carmel quarterback Devin Pearson has thrown for 2,267 yards and 22 touchdowns as well as rushed for 809 yards and eight scores. In last week’s 42-35 semifinal victory over Half Moon Bay, he exhibited such versatility by throwing for 161 yards and a touchdown, while doing even more with his legs to end the game with 176 yards and three scores on the ground. “It puts the defense in a tough situation, because you don’t know if (Pearson) is going to throw or run,” Gators coach Peter Lavarato said. “With a running quarterback, it adds one more guy that you have to concern yourself with.” But Sacred Heart Prep’s coach added that Pearson doesn’t do it alone. “He’s really good, but he has a very good cast to compliment him,” Lavarato said. “He has really

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“They’re putting pressure on your entire defense. Your [defensive backs] need to stay deep, your linebackers have to flow (to the ball) and your defensive line has got to pressure and contain the quarterback.” Despite the aerial circus Willow Glen will bring to the table, the Cherokees will counter with a secondary that was tested by Leland in the semifinals and passed with flying colors. “This past game, our secondary came up (big),” Poulos said, adding they had a couple of interceptions and knocked away five passes. “The one thing that has been helpful is our last three games we’ve faced three pass-heavy teams.” As Poulos said, the Rams put points up in numbers and are averaging 40 points per game. But they’ve also shown an ability to stop teams as well, holding opposing offenses to less than 17 points per game. It was the defense that led the Rams to their biggest win of the year, a 13-12 decision over No. 4 Los Gatos in the opening round of the playoffs. The Rams’ best defense, however, is their offense. Instead of relying on the defense, they try to get as many offensive possessions as possible. To make that happen, Poulos said Willow Glen will revert to some trickery. “(On special teams) they love to fake punt, go for onside kicks,” Poulos said. “If we can handle those, we should get some good field position.”


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Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010

6 7 8
@ Flyers 4:00 p.m. VERSUS @ Sabres 4 p.m.


@ Montreal 11 a.m. CSN-CAL




Atlantic Division Boston New York Toronto New Jersey Philadelphia W 14 10 8 6 5 L 4 9 11 14 14 L 4 7 8 12 12 L 7 8 11 12 14 Pct .778 .526 .421 .300 .263 Pct .789 .650 .600 .368 .333 Pct .563 .529 .389 .333 .300 GB — 4 1/2 6 1/2 9 9 1/2 GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 8 8 1/2 GB — 1/2 3 4 5

Atlantic Division Pittsburgh Philadelphia N.Y.Rangers New Jersey N.Y.Islanders W 17 15 16 8 5 L 8 7 11 15 14 L 8 8 14 13 12 L 7 9 10 11 14 OT 2 4 1 2 5 OT 2 2 1 3 4 OT 2 3 3 3 0 Pts 36 34 33 18 15 Pts 34 30 23 23 20 Pts 38 31 29 25 20 GF 82 87 82 46 51 GF 68 70 58 67 51 GF 91 78 82 73 62 GA 64 64 74 74 80 GA 52 47 79 73 70 GA 71 89 77 79 65 East

New England N.Y.Jets Miami Buffalo South Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee Houston North Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland Cincinnati West Kansas City San Diego Oakland Denver W 9 9 6 2 W 6 6 5 5 W 8 8 4 2 W 7 6 5 3 L 2 2 5 9 L 5 5 6 7 L 3 3 7 9 L 4 5 6 8 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Pct .818 .818 .545 .182 Pct .545 .545 .455 .417 Pct .727 .727 .364 .182 Pct .636 .545 .455 .273 PF 334 264 205 229 PF 282 240 257 288 PF 250 254 216 225 PF 285 310 255 250 PA 266 187 225 295 PA 252 294 218 321 PA 188 181 229 288 PA 231 225 256 323

@ Detroit 4:30 p.m. VERSUS

@ Ok.City 4 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Dallas 5:30 p.m. CSN-BAY

@ Spurs 5:30 p.m. CSN-BAY

vs.Heat 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 5
@ Packers 10 a.m. FOX

Dec. 12
vs. Seattle 1:05 p.m. FOX

Dec. 16
@ Chargers 5:20 p.m. NFL Net.

Dec. 26
@ Rams 10 a.m. FOX

Jan. 2
vs.Arizona 1:15 p.m. FOX End regular season

Dec. 5
@ Chargers 1:05 p.m. CBS

Dec. 12
@ Jags 10 a.m. CBS

Dec. 19
vs.Denver 1:15 p.m. CBS

Dec. 26
vs. Colts 1:05 p.m. CBS

Jan. 2
@ K.C. 10 a.m. CBS End regular season

Southeast Division W Orlando 15 Atlanta 13 Miami 12 Charlotte 7 Washington 6 Central Division W 9 9 7 6 6

Northeast Division W Montreal 16 Boston 14 Ottawa 11 Buffalo 10 Toronto 8 Southeast Division W Washington 18 Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 13 Carolina 11 Florida 10

THURSDAY BOYS’BASKETBALL Hillsdale 52, Evergreen Valley 47 Evergreen Valley 8 9 10 20 — 47 Hillsdale 10 10 21 11 — 52 EVERGREEN VALLEY (fg ftm-fta tp) — Marcos 2 00 5, Mitra 1 0-0 2, Llanes 2 0-0 5, Sanghera 3 3-7 9, Williams 7 0-0 18,Grasty 4 0-0 8. Totals 19 3-7 47. HILLSDALE — Pagano 1 0-0 3, S. Cecil 2 4-4 8, Serrata 1 2-2 2, G.Cecil 1 3-4 5,Fodor 0 3-8 3, Houston 1 0-0 2, Vuatalevu 6 0-2 12, Mahoney 3 3-3 10, McKown 1 0-0 3. Total 16 17-25 52. 3pointers — Williams 4,Marcos,Llanes (EG);Pagano, Mahoney,McKown (H).Records:Hillsdale (2-0);Evergreen Valley (1-1). FRIDAY Woodside 58,Overfelt 50 Overfelt 16 14 10 10 — 50 Woodside 8 16 24 11 — 58 OVERFELT (fg ftm-fta tp) — Caampued 4 8-13 18, Field 1 0-0 2,Nicer 2 3-7 7,Slaughter 2 0-0 4,Bryant 3 2-4 9, Wu 2 0-0 4, Arieta 4 0-0 8. Totals 18 13-22 50.WOODSIDE — Chandler 11 4-5 28,Hoffer 2 0-0 5,Cziska 2 1-2 3,McRae 1 0-0 2,Ennis 7 0-2 14,Kelley 2 2-2 6.Totals 25 7-11 58.Records — Woodside 2-0 overall. GIRLS’BASKETBALL San Mateo 44,Los Gatos 40 OT San Mateo 6 6 11 15 7 — 44 Los Gatos 10 7 8 11 4 — 40 SAN MATEO (fg ftm-fta tp) — Simon 1 1-1 3, Stevens 4 0-0 8, Okimura 1 0-0 2, Ujihara 5 2-3 17, Whipple 0 0-1 0,Hafoka 1 0-2 2,Okizinski 5 1-2 12. Totals 17 4-9 44.LOS GATOS — Fukushima 1 0-0 2, Comeau 2 0-1 4,Lee 1 0-4 2,Smeda 3 1-3 9,Moller 1 0-0 2, Maines 1 0-0 2,Webster 5 3-3 13.Totals 14 4-11 40.3-pointers — Ujihara 5 (SM);Smeda 2 (LG). Records — San Mateo 2-1 overall; Los Gatos 1-1. BOYS’BASKETBALL Capuchino 57,Justin Siena 47 Capuchino 9 18 14 16 — 57 Justin Siena 15 11 11 10 — 47 CAPUCHINO (fg ftm-fta tp) — Veridiano 4 0-0 10, Macareag 7 1-3 18, Baker 3 0-0 8, Luttrell 3 2-4 8, Alva 0 4-6 4,Afeaki 3 3-4 9.Totals 20 10-17 57.JUSTIN SIENA — Mertens 2 2-3 7,Goetz 1 1-2 4,Rossi 4 00 10,Boles 2 3-4 7,Hjerpe 4 4-7 15,Wilkinson 0 1-2 1, Haas 2 0-0 4. Totals 15 11-18 47. 3-pointers — Veridiano 2, Macareag 3, Baker 2; Mertens, Goetz, Rossi 2,Hjerpe 2.Records — Capuchino 2-0 overall. GIRLS’SOCCER Crystal Springs 3,El Camino 2 CS goal scorer (assist) — Mulligan (Thornton-Clark); Lin (Tang);Tang (unassisted).

SATURDAY GIRLS’VOLLEYBALL State Championship Division IV No. 2N Sacred Heart Prep vs. No. 1S La Jolla Country Day,noon at San Jose Event Center FOOTBALL CCS Championships Division II No.2 Sequoia (11-0-1) vs.No.5 Willow Glen (10-2), 3 p.m.at San Jose City College Division III No. 4 Terra Nova (8-4) vs. No. 2 Monterey (11-1), 7 p.m.at Westmont High-Cupertino Division IV No.2 Sacred Heart Prep (10-2) vs.No.1 Carmel (111),7 p.m.3 p.m.at Westmont High-Cupertino

Chicago Indiana Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit

Southwest Division W San Antonio 15 Dallas 14 New Orleans 13 Memphis 8 Houston 6 Northwest Division W Utah 15 Oklahoma City 13 Denver 11 Portland 8 Minnesota 4 Pacific Division L.A.Lakers Phoenix Golden State Sacramento L.A.Clippers W 13 9 8 4 4 L 6 9 11 12 15 Pct .684 .500 .421 .250 .211 GB — 3 1/2 5 7 1/2 9 L 3 4 5 11 12 L 5 7 6 11 14 Pct .833 .778 .722 .421 .333 Pct .750 .650 .647 .421 .222 GB — 1 2 7 1/2 9 GB — 2 2 1/2 6 1/2 10

Central Division Detroit Chicago Columbus St.Louis Nashville W 16 14 14 12 11 L 4 12 9 9 8 L 7 9 11 13 12 L 8 7 11 10 8 OT 2 2 1 3 5 OT 3 3 3 2 4 OT 1 5 3 0 4 Pts 34 30 29 27 27 Pts 31 29 25 24 22 Pts 31 29 29 28 28 GF 78 86 65 63 58 GF 78 86 60 72 68 GF 70 70 71 66 72 GA 59 82 62 68 63 GA 61 76 72 78 92 GA 63 70 80 59 68

East Philadelphia N.Y.Giants Washington Dallas South Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina North Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit West Seattle St.Louis San Francisco Arizona W 8 7 5 3 W 9 8 7 1 W 8 7 4 2 W 5 5 4 3 L 4 4 6 8 L 2 3 4 10 L 3 4 7 9 L 6 6 7 8 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 Pct .667 .636 .455 .273 Pct .818 .727 .636 .091 Pct .727 .636 .364 .182 Pct .455 .455 .364 .273 PF 344 277 215 256 PF 276 265 219 140 PF 222 269 189 258 PF 209 213 187 194 PA 281 240 262 301 PA 209 197 223 276 PA 172 166 239 282 PA 275 231 225 319

Northwest Division W Vancouver 14 Colorado 13 Minnesota 11 Calgary 11 Edmonton 9 Pacific Division Dallas Phoenix Anaheim Los Angeles San Jose W 15 12 13 14 12

BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Bergmann, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Santo Luis,INF Nate Spears and INF Drew Suttonto on minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with 1B Adam Dunn on a four-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jensen Lewis to a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Sweeney on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Erik Bedard and INF Josh Wilson on one-year contracts. TEXAS RANGERS—Named Spike Owen coach at Round Rock (PCL), Carlos Olivas trainer and Eric McMahon strength coach at Frisco (Texas). Promoted Jason Wood to manager and Brad Holman to pitching coach of Myrtle Beach (Carolina). Named Julio Garcia coach, Jeffrey Bodenhamer trainer and Ryan McNeal strength coach at Myrtle Beach,Storm Davis pitching coach,Corey Ragsdale coach,Jacob Newburn trainer and Anthony Miller strength coach at Hickory (SAL), Dave Chavarria pitching coach and TJ Nakagawa trainer at Spokane (NWL), Hector Ortiz manager and Oscar Mann Casey pitching coach for the Rangers (Arizona), Candaele special assignment coach, Mike LaCassa player development administration-Arizona Operations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Acquired RHP Carlos Villanueva from Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named.National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Acquired RHP Scott Linebrink from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Kyle Cofield. CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with RHP Bronson Arroyo on a three-year contract through the 2013 season.

Thursday’s Games Miami 118,Cleveland 90 Phoenix 107,Golden State 101 Friday’s Games Charlotte 91,New Jersey 84,OT Toronto 111,Oklahoma City 99 Washington 83,Portland 79 Atlanta 93,Philadelphia 88 Orlando 104,Detroit 91 Houston 127,Memphis 111 New York 100,New Orleans 92 Boston 104,Chicago 92 San Antonio 107,Minnesota 101 L.A.Clippers at Denver,late Indiana at Phoenix,late Sacramento at L.A.Lakers,late Dallas at Utah,late Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Miami,4:30 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia,4:30 p.m. Houston at Chicago,5 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota,5 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee,5:30 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento,7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at New Jersey,10 a.m. New York at Toronto,10 a.m. Cleveland at Detroit,3 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City,4 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio,4 p.m. Memphis at Denver,5 p.m. Washington at Phoenix,5 p.m. L.A.Clippers at Portland,6 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Boston 8,Tampa Bay 1 Edmonton 5,Toronto 0 Montreal 5,New Jersey 1 N.Y.Rangers 6,N.Y.Islanders 5 Pittsburgh 3,Atlanta 2 San Jose 4,Ottawa 0 Dallas 2,Washington 1 Los Angeles 3,Florida 2 Friday’s Games Calgary 3,Minnesota 2,SO N.Y.Rangers 2,N.Y.Islanders 0 Carolina 2,Colorado 1,OT Buffalo 5,Columbus 0 Vancouver 3,Chicago 0 Detroit at Anaheim, late Saturday’s Games New Jersey at Philadelphia,10 a.m. San Jose at Montreal,11 a.m. Boston at Toronto,4 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa,4 p.m. Atlanta at Washington,4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus,7 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay,4:30 p.m. Carolina at Nashville,5 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas,5 p.m. Florida at Phoenix,5 p.m. St.Louis at Edmonton,7 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles,7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y.Islanders,10 a.m. Ottawa at N.Y.Rangers,2 p.m. Calgary at Chicago,4 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim,5 p.m. St.Louis at Vancouver,6 p.m.

Thursday’s Game Philadelphia 34,Houston 24 Sunday’s Games San Francisco at Green Bay,1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City,1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota,1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee,1 p.m. Cleveland at Miami,1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit,1 p.m. Washington at N.Y.Giants,1 p.m. New Orleans at Cincinnati,1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego,4:05 p.m. Carolina at Seattle,4:15 p.m. St.Louis at Arizona,4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay,4:15 p.m. Dallas at Indianapolis,4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore,8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game N.Y.Jets at New England,8:30 p.m. Thursday,Dec.9 Indianapolis at Tennessee,8:20 p.m. Sunday,Dec.12 N.Y.Giants at Minnesota,10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Washington,10 a.m. Cleveland at Buffalo,10 a.m. Green Bay at Detroit,10 a.m. Oakland at Jacksonville,10 a.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh,10 a.m. Atlanta at Carolina,10 a.m. Seattle at San Francisco,1:05 p.m. St.Louis at New Orleans,1:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego,1:15 p.m. Denver at Arizona,1:15 p.m. New England at Chicago,1:15 p.m. Miami at N.Y.Jets,1:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas,5:20 p.m. Monday,Dec.13 Baltimore at Houston,5:30 p.m.

City Scene
SHREK The Musical is coming to the Orpheum Theatre SEE PAGE 21

Universal language of music
By Philip Dimaano

Gay con-man driven by love
By Christy Lemire

Jim Carrey gets to show off the best of what he can do in “I Love You Phillip Morris,” both the physical comedy he made his name on and the unexpected tenderness that

has crept into his later, more dramatic work. Here, he uses that whole range to play a gay con-man driven by love, giving a consistently charming, breezy performance in a film that frequently feels inconsistent in tone.

The directing debut of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who wrote the awesomely inappropriate “Bad Santa,” veers a bit jarringly between its humorous, serious and romantic moments. But Carrey, as real-life scam artist Steven Russell,
See PHILLIP, Page 20 kind wreath at the San Mateo Arboretum Society’s Wreath-Making Workshop. The workshop takes place 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. San Mateo Central Park, Kohl Pumphouse, 101 Ninth Ave., San Mateo. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Space is limited, so call for reservations at 574-4811 or 579-0536 ext. 3.

ut of the seemingly infinite number of languages that exist in the world today, there is only one that can be both expressed and understood by every individual. The language of music overcomes the traditional barriers that can keep people from communicating with one another if they are unable to speak and understand the same language. Such a realization came to me soon after I witnessed one of the most amazing musical performances I have ever seen. The Hanasaki Tokuharu Wind Orchestra came to Aragon High School the week before Thanksgiving as part of their 2010 American tour. They had traveled halfway around the world from Saitama, Japan and brought with them unprecedented kindness, respect and musical ability that has to be seen and heard to be believed. Just by observing the way they rehearsed, you could tell their discipline and methodology was second to none. Each ensemble member lined up for the tuning station where they would tune each note individually until perfect intonation was achieved. The conductor did not even have to lead rehearsal as the highest-ranking band member, or senpai, headed the entire process. Not a word was spoken between playing time and each and every member displayed the utmost obedience and respect at all times. The concert in the Aragon Memorial Theater was actually their second one of the day as they had already performed at the San Francisco School of the Arts only a few hours earlier. Those people who might of tried dozing off were awakened by the vigor and power of the ensemble sound from the first note that was played. The smaller groups such as the clarinet sextet displayed unprecedented technical playing ability and the brass octet had memorized all of their music. The ensemble explored more modern and contemporary selections with songs such as “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” arranged by Toshio Mashima. Master flutist and school


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Ritz-Carlton’s holiday open house
Candy-covered castles and edible cathedrals.The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay’s Gingerbread House contest entries, submitted by children,home cooks and culinary professionals,are on display in its lobby Saturday as part of the resort’s annual Holiday Open House.Contest winners are announced during the Holiday Tree Lighting celebration at 4:30 p.m.

Best bets
Complimentary hot chocolate,egg nog, apple cider and cookies are offered throughout the experience.And be prepared for a visit from Mr.Claus.

Tea time
The Burlingame Library Literary Lions invites children of all ages to celebrate the holiday with delicious ‘Tea Fare’and musical entertainment set in a festive winter wonderland.Cost is $35 adults,$15 child,no physical tickets issued.The event takes place 2 p.m.to 4 p.m.Sunday at the Easton Branch Library,1800 Easton Drive, Burlingame.For more information call 5587404.

Make a wreath
Use colorful greens and cuttings from San Mateo Central Park and create a one-of-a-


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010

By David Germain


Sunday news shows
ABC’s ‘This Week’ 8 a.m.
Retired Gen.Wesley Clark,former NATO supreme commander;Bob Maginnis,national security analyst with the Family Research Council;R.Clarke Cooper,executive director of Log Cabin Republicans;Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness;Tammy Schultz,director of National Security and Joint Warfare at the Marine Corps War College;former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski;former U.S.Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad;Sakena Yacoobi,executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning.

Rich vibe can’t save ‘Night Catches Us’
So much is right about writer-director Tanya Hamilton’s feature debut, “Night Catches Us”: Terrific acting, great music, a painterly eye for detail, fine period trappings that bring the mid-1970s to life without turning the film into a garish flashback. Yet her story of former Black Panthers getting on with their lives after the civilrights movement is predictable and overly simple, an injustice to the characters and environment she’s created. The drama unfolds in an obvious manner as a prodigal Panther (Anthony Mackie) comes home to his blighted Philadelphia neighborhood, has run-ins with cops and old comrades turned adversaries, and reconnects with the woman (Kerry Washington) for whom he once carried a torch. It’s an admirable story, admirably told, but there’s nothing fresh or unexpected here. Within minutes of each character’s appearance, you know them as well as you’re going to, and they play out their parts in Hamilton’s story just as you suspect they will. After skipping town years earlier under suspicion of betraying a fellow Panther, Mackie’s noble, weary Marcus returns to Philly for the funeral of his father. He’s an unwelcome sight to most everyone, including former ally DoRight (Jamie Hector), now the head of the local movement; conniving police Detective Gordon (Wendell Pierce); and soda can collector Jimmy (Amari Cheatom), a hotheaded youth who idolizes the Panthers and wants to rekindle their 1960s spirit of violent confrontation. Marcus renews his friendship with Patricia (Washington), the wife of a slain Panther who’s now an attorney and the neighborhood do-gooder, bailing friends and relations out of jail and handling their criminal cases. Patricia’s 9-year-old daughter, Iris (Jamara Griffin), also bonds with Marcus, both as a father figure and as a source of information on her real dad, about whom she’s heard little from her mother. Once all the characters are in place, “Night Catches Us” pretty much is an inevitable series of events: escalating flare-ups between angry blacks and hostile white cops, quarrels between Marcus and his old pals, a revelation or two that are not all that revelatory. Along with the first-rate performances, the great strength of the film lies in the details — tight Afros, baggy, bulky clothes — which really evoke the time and place. A sharp ’70s soundtrack bridged by a funky score from the Roots augments the time travel experience. In the end, though, the story just doesn’t live up to the vibrant backdrop surrounding it. “Night Catches Us,” a Magnolia Pictures release, is rated R for language, some sexuality and violence. Running time: 89 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

CBS’‘Face the Nation’ 8:30 a.m.
Sens.Jon Kyl,R-Ariz.,and Dick Durbin,D-Ill.

NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’8 a.m.
Sens.Mitch McConnell,R-Ky.,and John Kerry,D-Mass.

CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ 3 p.m.
Sen.Richard Lugar,R-Ind.

‘Fox News Sunday’ 8 a.m.
Sen.Kent Conrad,D-N.D.;Rep.Jeb Hensarling,R-Texas; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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is never short of fascinating to watch. The story is so incredible, you’re constantly wondering what outlandish scheme he’ll perpetrate next. (A quick intro to the film assures us: “This really happened. It really did.”) Ficarra and Requa’s script, based on the book by former Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Steven McVicker, follows Steven Russell’s many creative efforts to procure money, then break out of jail each time he’s caught. But before embarking on that life of crime, he’s a mild-mannered husband and father, living a proper Christian life and working as a police officer. Only when he has a serious car accident does he realize he’s been liv-

ing a lie all this time: He’s actually gay. This inspires him to leave his wife (Leslie Mann), move to Miami, take up with a hot young man and a couple of miniature pinschers and live the kind of party-boy life that requires several credit cards (and fake IDs) to support. Carrey’s charisma and huge smile are on full display in these scenes, as his character is finally enjoying himself in a way he never has before. He’s probably just a good guy doing bad things, and it’s hard not to root for him to succeed. His many cons and frauds land him in the state penitentiary, though, where he runs the place in no time, unsurprisingly. But Steven himself is surprised to find the real love of his life there: Phillip Morris. Ewan McGregor plays this sweet, soft-spoken pretty boy with great delicacy and heart, and he knows enough to step aside to play the straight man, if you will, to the larger-than-life Carrey. From there, Steven keeps finding ways to

‘I Love You Phillip Morris’
Director:Glenn Ficarra,John Requa Cast: Jim Carrey,Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann,Rodrigo Santoro, Antoni Corone Rated: R for sexual content including strong dialogue,and language. Grade:

break out and make more money, only to get thrown back behind bars again. He talks his way into a courtroom where he pretends to be

a lawyer and somehow acquires a job as a chief financial officer, but various suicide attempts land him repeatedly in the hospital, the location of the film’s many voiceovers (which feel forced and don’t work). He does it all for Phillip, hence the title, and Carrey and McGregor are awfully cute together. One of the great strengths of “I Love You Phillip Morris” is the matter-of-fact way it handles their relationship; it’s never precious or mawkish, and frequently the humor between them is quite raunchy. It’s easy to see why Steven is drawn to Phillip, but it should be clear to Phillip eventually that he’s dealing with a sociopath, someone who’s manipulating and deceiving him just as much as the other men who’ve taken advantage of his innocence throughout his life. The real-life Steven is serving a 144-year prison sentence in Texas, where he’s on lockdown for 23 hours a day.

By Susan Cohn


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010


We are ogres, we are scary. We are donkeys, we are hairy. This is our story. And a delightful, fun-filled story it is. SHREK The Musical brings the now famous ogre, his opinionated friend, Donkey and the always-feisty Princess Fiona together with a colossal, singing, love-struck dragon, tapdancing rats, a Pinocchio with pizzazz and pretty much every fairytale character there ever was. We are witches, we are fairies We are weirdoes ... We are puppets, we are rabbits We are hobbits with bad habits. We’re a screwy but delighted crazy stew! The massive sets, stunning special effects, live music and themes of acceptance and understanding combine perfectly to create a sweet show with across-the-generations appeal.

Alvin Ailey at 50: Still awe-inspiring
By Jocelyn Noveck

Is Christmas making you cringe? Has Hanukkah begun to haunt you? Are you already sneaking swigs from that quart of eggnog in the mini-fridge under your desk? Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announces Noël Noir, an “un-holiday” fundraiser benefiting YBCA’s free and low-cost programs and the charities supported by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. YBCA’s ironic take on the holidays invites patrons to dance to six musical acts on two stages, experience the “Nunway Noir” drag fashion spectacular, peruse YBCA’s visual arts exhibitions, bask in the bloody gore of occult film screenings and drown their seasonal angst in black glamour. Guests are encouraged to interpret the Noël Noir title through creative attire. Noël Noir – 701 Mission St., San Francisco – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Galleries/Forum/Screening Room/Grand Lobby. Friday, Dec. 10, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (415) 978-2787, www.noelnoir2010.com or www.ybca.org. Admission: $20 Advance & YBCA Mem/$25 at the door. *** Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show. The multiple Grammy award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama return to Davies Symphony Hall with their singular brand of music-making. It’s part gospel, part blues, part country, but all top-notch entertainment. Their Go Tell It On The Mountain Christmas program features favorite selections from the compact disc of the same name, as well as familiar seasonal standards performed in signature Blind Boys style. Electrifying songwriter/performer Ruthie Foster opens the show. Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Half price for ages 17 and under. www.sfsymphony.org or (415) 864-6000. ***

Directed by:
Jason Moore and Rob Ashford; Book: David Lindsay-Abaire;

Music & Lyrics:
Jeanine Tesori. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission. SHREK the Musical runs through Jan 2, 2011.


Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., San Francisco. The Orpheum is a five-minute walk from the Civic Center underground parking garage and there are numerous paid surface parking lots in the area.

From left, Eric Petersen (Shrek), Alan Mingo Jr. (Donkey) and Haven Burton (Princess Fiona) make their way through a forbidding forest in SHREK The Musical,at the Orpheum Theatre,San Francisco,through Jan.2.
The San Francisco Symphony and Grammy award-winning SFS Chorus present Handel’s immortal Messiah. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of Western music’s most hallowed masterpieces in its rarely heard complete version, as Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin leads four performances of this magnificent oratorio at Davies Symphony Hall. Half price for ages 17 and under. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m; Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. Half price for ages 17 and under. www.sfsymphony.org or (415) 8646000.
Susan Cohn can be reached at susan@smdailyjournal.com or www.twitter.com/susancityscene.

$30-$99. www.shnsf.com or (888) SHN1799.

Julie Andrews, who played Queen Lillian in the Shrek sequels, provides the voice for the audio instructions before each performance, reminding the audience to turn off their cell phones, the use of recording devices is forbidden, etc. and “if you refuse, a terrifying ogre will leap from the stage, lift you from your seat and drag you far, far away.”

NEW YORK — Turning 50 is not always cause for outright celebration. Many of us are too depressed. And then that AARP card comes in the mail. But a 50th birthday was truly an occasion for joy this week when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater launched a seasonlong celebration of “Revelations,” its masterpiece, first performed a half-century ago in a one-night show at Manhattan’s 92nd St Y. And you could see that joy on the faces of the Ailey dancers — the ones who make sure it stays fresh, alive and the most beloved work of modern dance in the world. Joy, perhaps mixed with a bit of nervousness. The piece is usually performed to taped music, but at Wednesday’s City Center gala, its famous spirituals were performed live by Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Grammy-winning, all-female ensemble. The presence of live accompaniment was exciting and fresh, but also probably a bit unnerving for the dancers, especially at moments when the tempo or key seemed to waver from the norm. Yet “Revelations” could be performed in a driving snowstorm and still transmit its power, beauty, cultural resonance and infectious energy. It was especially moving to see a new short film explaining the social context of the work — which chronicles the AfricanAmerican experience through such songs as “I Been ’Buked,” “Fix Me, Jesus,” “Wade in the Water” and the joyous, rollicking “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham” — and showing Ailey himself dancing it, muscles rippling, his very intensity seeming to jump off the screen. This Ailey season is important for another reason than the “Revelations” birthday: It is the last for Judith Jamison, the artistic director who took over after Ailey’s death in 1989. This iconic dancer, who made her mark in Ailey’s searing “Cry,” was honored at the White House earlier this year and will be the subject of a final farewell show on Jan. 2. (After that, the “Revelations” birthday tour hits the heartland, covering 24 cities by late May.)

Houses of Prayer

Houses of Prayer

Jodo ShinshuBuddhist (Pure Land Buddhism) 2 So. Claremont St. San Mateo

• THE • CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SAN MATEO - UCC 225 Tilton Ave. & San Mateo Dr. (650) 343-3694 Worship and Church School Every Sunday at 10:30 AM Coffee Hour at 11:45 AM Nursery Care Available www.ccsm-ucc.org

Sunday School • Childcare • Drama Choir • Handbells • Praise Band Sunday October 24, 2010 CSUMC will be starting a new Samoan language ministry which starts at 12:00pm. It will be led by Tapuai Louis Vaili Certified Lay Speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us! 2145 Bunker Hill Drive San Mateo • (650)345-2381 www.csumc.org

Non-Denominational REDWOOD CHURCH
Our mission...
To know Christ and make him known.

901 Madison Ave., Redwood City (650)366-1223

(650) 342-2541
Sunday English Service & Dharma School - 9:30 AM Reverend Ryuta Furumoto www.sanmateobuddhisttemple.org

Sunday services:
9:00AM & 10:45AM www.redwoodchurch.org

1700 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo at Hwy 92 (650) 341-7701
Friday Shabbat Services 6:30 pm Except the last Friday of the Month 7:30 pm We offer Tot Shabbat, Family Services, Adult Education and Innovative Education Programs for Pre-K thru 12th Grade Join Us! Serving the Peninsula for over 50 years A member of the Union for Reform Judaism Visit our website www.ptbe.org

Lutheran Church of Christ
CHURCH OF CHRIST 525 South Bayshore Blvd. San Mateo (650) 343-4997 Bible School 9:45 AM Services 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM Minister J.S. Oxendine

600 W. 42nd Ave., San Mateo
Pastor Eric Ackerman
Worship Service Sunday School 10:00 AM 11:00 AM


Child care provided in the nursery.

Church of the Highlands
“A community of caring Christians”

Congregational Baptist
PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH Dr. Larry Wayne Ellis, Pastor (650) 343-5415 217 North Grant Street, San Mateo Sunday Worship Services at 8 & 11 am Sunday School at 9:30 am Website: www.pilgrimbcsm.org LISTEN TO OUR RADIO BROADCAST! (KFAX 1100 on the AM Dial) Every Sunday at 5:30 PM

Hope Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.
License No. 410500322.


Foster City's only three-denomination Church Methodist, Presbyterian (U.S.A.), and United Church of Christ 1130 Balclutha Drive (at Comet) Worship/Child Care/Sunday School at 10am All are Welcome! Call (650) 349-3544

Call (650)349-0100

(Rissho Kosei-kai of SF)
851 N. San Mateo Dr., Suite D San Mateo

English Service: 4th Sunday at 10 AM Study: Tuesday at 7 PM www.lotusbuddhistcircle.com

1900 Monterey Drive (corner Sneath Lane) San Bruno (650)873-4095 Adult Worship Services: Friday: 7:30 pm (singles) Saturday: 7:00 pm Sun 7, 8:30, 10, & 11:30 am, 5 pm Youth Worship Service: For high school & young college Sunday at 10:00 am Sunday School For adults & children of all ages Sunday at 10:00 am Donald Sheley, Founding Pastor Leighton Sheley, Senior Pastor

A Reform Congregation (Member UAHC)
1655 Sebastian Dr, Burlingame


Fri. Shabbat Services: 7:30pm First Friday of month: 7:00pm Saturday Lay Minyan: 9:30am


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alumna Yuri Noboritate displayed her unparalleled soloing ability alongside conductor and fellow flutist Tomoko Kawaguchi. The arrangement of “Sing Sing Sing” by Naohiro Iwai was over-the-top just considering that the entire ensemble danced and performed synchronized movements while simultaneously playing. I cannot think of another time when the audience was so engrossed and attentive during a band performance. It seemed as if every person in the theater was hanging on every single note, chord and movement and savoring it like an otherworldly experience they had never felt before. The venerable song “Amazing Grace” arranged by Satoshi Yagisawa was enough to bring some audience members to tears due to its sheer elegance and beauty. In this case, music was able to transcend the language barriers between the American and Japanese students. Families who did homestays for the international musicians found it nearly impossible to communicate with their guests who spoke little to no English. Despite this problem, what was performed onstage that night could be heard and understood flawlessly by every single person present. Music is the common denominator between all people responsible for bringing us all together when words were unable to do so. The level of musicianship achieved and displayed by the Japanese band was no coincidence. The ensemble practices up to four hours a day after school and even on weekends. They earned their skill through determination and resolve, two traits that can give anybody the mentality to perform at a high level in any conceivable activity or role. These qualities are the most people can take away from the experience in their quest to achieve greatness in their lives.
Philip Dimaano is a senior at Aragon High School. Student News appears in the weekend edition. You can e-mail Student News at news@smdailyjournal.com.

RV industry rebounding
By Bruce Schreiner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American families are ready to hitch up their trailers and tow the RV industry out of its worst stretch in nearly two decades. The industry was driven into the ditch last year by the Great Recession. Sales plunged, plants closed and thousands of jobs were cut as orders for recreational vehicles dropped to their worse level since 1991. Now, RV makers such as Winnebago are starting to turn profits and have begun to hire. And dealers are ordering more RVs for their showrooms. This year, shipments of RVs ranging from entry-level pop-ups to spacious motor homes are expected to hit their highest level since 2007, when the economic downturn began. The upswing is a sign that somewhat looser credit, stable fuel prices and improved consumer confidence are inspiring Americans to buy more RVs. “Things are starting to look up,” says Tim O’Brien, president of an RV dealership in Lapeer, Mich., where sales are up 55 percent from a year ago. “People are ready to get out from underneath the frugality of the last couple of years and go out and have some fun and recreation,” he says. Typical RV buyers are people between 35 and 54 with disposable income. They’re starting to buy again, say industry leaders and dealers who convened at a trade show in Louisville this week. But a growing share of RV sales come from families choosing less expensive towable RVs, including folding camping trailers, or pop-ups. Those towables are smaller

and cost a fraction of the price of amenity-filled motor homes favored by older travelers. Before the recession hit, towables accounted for eight out of every 10 new RV shipments. Now they make up about nine out of 10 RVs shipped to dealers. Towables, attached to pickups or hitched to the back of another vehicle, cost between $4,000 and $100,000, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Stand-alone motor homes can start at about $41,000 for vanlike RVs, according to the industry group, while spacious, bus-like vehicles can run as much as $400,000 for top-of-the-line models. And that’s before the cost of gas. Big RVs can get as little as 8 mpg. Bob Olson, CEO of RV manufacturer Winnebago Industries Inc., says a trend of families buying cheaper towables is encouraging. “They have to start somewhere. And one thing about this lifestyle, you get hooked on it and you want to upgrade.” Winnebago recently signaled its intention to move back into the towables by signing a letter of intent to buy SunnyBrook RV, which makes those type of RVs. Winnebago last built travel trailers in 1983. The industry is looking for a recovery across all RV models. It expects shipments from manufacturers to dealers to hit 236,700 in 2010, up 43 percent from last year’s nearly 20-year low of 165,700. Through October, shipments have risen nearly 53 percent from the same period in 2009, according to RVIA. In 2011, shipments are forecast to reach 246,000. Higher shipments mean dealers expect retail sales to rise. While the two don’t

always correlate, there are signs that sales will, in fact, grow in the mid-single digits in 2011 “with a bias toward cheaper units,” says Bret Jordan, who follows RV companies for Avondale Partners. “It correlates pretty well with consumer confidence and economic improvement,” he says. Profits are returning to the industry. Winnebago, which closed two plants during the recession, posted net income of $4.9 million in the fourth quarter ending Aug. 28, compared with a loss of $50.2 million a year earlier. That marked its second straight profitable quarter. Revenue more than doubled to $449.5 million for its full fiscal year. The results follow the company’s biggest loss of $78.8 million in fiscal 2009. Its profit peaked at $70.6 million in fiscal 2004. Jobs are also starting to come back. About 250,000 RV workers were laid off at the height of the downturn, according to RVIA. But Jayco, which makes towables and motor homes, has hired about 500 more workers this year. Dutchmen, a division of Thor Industries Inc. and a maker of towables, has nearly doubled its work force from about 400 during the worst of the recession to about 770 now. Winnebago shed about half its work force, roughly 1,670 workers, but has since added back about 400 employees. The recovery is becoming evident at Kevin Stone’s RV dealership in Berlin, N.J. Stone had to offer discounts to entice people to his lot in 2008 and 2009. But his dealership just had its best sales year ending in October, he says. “It’s just pent up demand,” Stone says. Customers don’t feel things are going to get any worse than they’ve been, he says.


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• CALL Primrose,139 Primrose Road in Burlingame. In addition, people can sign up to host a barrel for a food or toy drive. For more information call 342-2255 or visit www.callprimrose.org. • Samaritan House, Development Department, 4031 Pacific Blvd., third floor,in San Mateo.Safe Shelter Harbor, 295 N. Access Road in South San Francisco. • Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, San Mateo County Distribution Center, 1051 Bing St. in San Carlos. For more information visit http://shfb.org or call 610-0800. • San Mateo City Firefighters annual Toys for Tots drive.Hillsdale Shopping Center,60 31st Ave.,in San Mateo.Toys and donations will be collected
idea, which can be purchased at www.SHFB.org/TributeCards. Samaritan House, which has also seen a record number of clients, had a wonderful Thanksgiving, said Public Relations Coordinator Nancy Carothers. “Looking at both the meals we served at the King Center and the take-home meals, we served about 500 people, plus we served Safe Harbor, mobile meals, etc.,” she said, adding groceries were given to about 800 families at earlier distribution dates. When it comes to donating food to any of these organizations, the basics are best: meat, canned food, macaroni and cheese and produce. Gift cards for groceries are also appreciated. And Christmas means there is also a need for presents. Watt suspected needs this month to be a bigger challenge. “Christmas needs are a bit harder to meet, as we don’t have as many large groups that participate in adopting our food boxes for Christmas,” she said, especially since more families are served during this time. Toys are a big need as the donations came in slowly last year. CALL Primrose is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards to places like Target no standard idea of what constitutes a suitable foster or adoptive family. The families pictured in the gallery reflect the diversity of adoptive families in the Bay Area. Kelly Kramer has been fostering children for more than eight years. She provides emergency shelter care, and has housed children from as little as one day up to one year. She urges people to consider foster parenting, no matter their lifestyle. “I’ve been a foster parent with a partner, and as a single mom. You can rent a home, or own it. You can have a demanding career, or not. The county is extremely supportive in making sure it works for you,” said Kramer. “I get way more than I give and it’s incredible to watch the transformation in the kids.” When Kramer is available to foster a child, she places her name on a list and waits for a call. She is free to remove herself from the list at any time. When a child is placed in her care, the family gets a mentor and has the opportunity to take advantage of other services, like a foster parent association group. She acknowledges that foster parenting may seem daunting to many people, but said it is a fulfilling way to provide a badly

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over, but the guys are still collecting food at school this week. While the needs for food were successfully met locally for Thanksgiving, collections like the one taken on by these San Mateo Cub Scouts are under way for Christmas. Students of varying ages are out collecting food and local organizations are asking for toys to be donated for children. San Mateo County organizations were able to meet Thanksgiving needs, some at the last minute, but the slate is now clean and the countdown to Christmas is passing quickly. “We were busier than ever, serving approximately 500 people,” CALL Primrose Executive Director Mary Watt said describing Thanksgiving. “Our community was incredibly generous, so each family received two boxes of holiday food … and grocery store gift cards to purchase other needed items. Because of the generosity of the community each family received nearly double what we were able to provide them with last year.” Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties reached the turkey goal the night before Thanksgiving. “It was a very happy moment at the food bank when we heard the news. The demand is so high this year; they will all go to good use, even the ones still coming in. We distribute for December holiday meals as well,” said Communications Manager Poppy Pembroke. Last year, Second Harvest fell short of meeting its large goals. This year, it still has a lot of ground to make up. As of Nov. 22, the group had raised $2.5 million of the $11 million holiday goal and collected 335,000 pounds of the 1.7 million-pound food goal. Pembroke encouraged people to start their own drives being sure to include family and friends. Second Harvest is offering Tribute Cards — donation cards in the name of others — as a holiday gift

through Dec.23. • The Millbrae Fire Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children aged 12 and under at Fire Station 37, located at 511 Magnolia Ave. • The Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department toy drive will have two special events: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Fire Station 14, 525 Laurel St. in San Carlos and Dec. 3 at Fire Station 14, 911 Granada St. in Belmont — for a evening of holiday refreshments, coloring activities and holiday carols. Those who drop by are encouraged to bring a toy donation. • The Redwood City Police and Fire departments collect toys and books all year.Donations can be dropped off at any city station.
for the teenagers. Samaritan House has a need for new and gently used bicycles, new bicycle helmets, toys and gift cards. Many local fire departments are also hosting toy drives. On Wednesday, the San Mateo City Firefighters started their annual Toys for Tots drive, established in 1973. A toy collection booth is manned by firefighters in the Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., in San Mateo. Toys and donations will be collected through Dec. 23. The Millbrae Fire Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children aged 12 and under at Fire Station 37, located at 511 Magnolia Ave. Santa could help draw donations for the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Department toy drive. Santa is visiting fire houses — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Fire Station 14, 525 Laurel St. in San Carlos and Dec. 3 at Fire Station 14, 911 Granada St. in Belmont — for a evening of holiday refreshments, coloring activities and holiday carols. Those who drop by are encouraged to bring a toy donation. The Redwood City Police and Fire departments collect toys and books all year. Donations can be dropped off at any city station. needed service to children. Bill and Julie Curran had talked for years about serving as foster parents, but hesitated about pursuing the idea. They finally welcomed Kevin, then 12, into their family four years ago, and they haven’t looked back. With the support of Bill and Julie’s adult children and their extended family, the couple has helped Kevin go from a quiet, reserved boy to an outgoing teenager. His previously failing grades have risen enough to land him on the honor roll. And when he first transferred schools, to one attended by Bill and Julie’s niece, she introduced Kevin as her cousin. “He’s part of the family,” said Bill. “It’s been really enjoyable, watching him go from really quiet when he first moved in, to a typical teenager, with the attitude and everything else.” Sonya Chaudry, who emancipated out of the foster system at 18 and is now a sophomore at Stanford University, said it is that sense of belonging, of being part of a family, that is so important. “Before you enter a family, there’s always a fear that you don’t belong anywhere,” said Chaudry. “Every youth deserves the feeling of being loved, of belonging.”

SATURDAY, DEC. 4 Nutcracker Boutique. 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. Visit the Winter Wonderland Ballet Boutique for unique Nutcracker- and Balletthemed gifts and peek in on the final rehearsals for the Peninsula Ballet Theatre’s production of ‘The Nutcracker.’ For more information visit peninsulaballet.org. NorCal Crew Erg-a-thon. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Partake in baked sale goodies, participate in a raffle with great items and much more. For more information contact tonipaters@aol.com. Breakfast with Santa. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San Mateo. $9. For more information call 245-8222. College of San Mateo Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Original works of art — ceramics and paintings — by CSM students will be on sale at the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Free parking. For more information contact cynthialstern@gmail.com. Pancake Breakfast with Santa. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fire Station 21, Ellsworth St., San Mateo. Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information visit www.smffa.net. Holiday Traditions from Around the World. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San Mateo Historical Association. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Children can enjoy holiday craft activities that were brought to California by immigrants during the 1800s. Free. For more information call 299-0104. Santa Arrives by Helicopter. 10 a.m. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. For more information call 593-1068. Hometown Holidays. 10 a.m. Downtown Redwood City. Join the holiday season celebration with a parade, entertainment, Santa Claus and fireworks. Free. For more information visit hometownholidays.org. Pet Photos with Santa. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Peninsula Humane Society, 12 Airport Blvd., San Mateo. Take a picture with your pet and Santa. $15 for a 4x6 photo and frame. For more information contact Scott Delucchi at 685-8510. Twisted Christmas — The Menlo Park Chorus Concert. 11 a.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Free. For more information call 330-2512. San Francisco State University Handbell Choir Performance. 1 p.m. San Francisco State Univerity’s Handbell Choir performs holiday tunes in Courtroom A. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. For more information call 299-0104. Victorian Christmas: 1863-1899 Style. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lathrop House Historic House Museum, 627 Hamilton Ave., Redwood City. Come and enjoy cookies and hot apple cider. $3, Children under 12 free. For more information call 3655564. Portola Art Gallery Reception. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. For more information call 273-3505. Back to Bethlehem Advent Faire. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1300 Easton Drive, Burlingame. A Christmas fair with costumes, crafts and stable animals. For more information e-mail bfrykberg@aol.com. Holiday Potpourri. 3 p.m. Epiphant Episcopal Church, 1839 Arroyo Ave., San Carlos. Concert will feature standard holiday favorites, classical pieces, Hanukkah music and an audience sing-along of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus.’ $20. For more information go to peninsulamusicalarts.org. Friends of the Belmont Library Holiday Book Sale. Noon to 5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. All items 20 percent to 50 percent off, with select compact discs at 50 cents each. For more information e-mail conrad@smcl.org. Peninsula Women’s Chorus Holiday Concert. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. The award-winning chorus will perform both contemporary choral repertoire and classic works. $20, $10 for students. For more information visit pwchorus.org. Sonos Handbell Ensemble Joins Ragazzi. 5 p.m. First Congretional Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto. Internationally acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus is chiming in with its holiday concert RING OUT, BELLS! and will be joined by the celebrated Sonos Handbell Ensemble for a rousing concert of holiday favorites. $25 reserved, $15 general, $12 seniors and $10 students. For tickets and more information call 342-8785. Gastric Cancer Fund Gala. 6:30 p.m. Peninsula Golf and Country Club, 701 Madera Drive, San Mateo. Enjoy great wine and food while raising funds and awareness for gastric cancer research. For more information call 348-7433. Joy in any language. 8 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Enjoy the Masterworks Chorale Society. $25. For more information call 574-6210. SUNDAY, DEC. 5 Nutcracker Party. 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. A day of holiday events with a special 3:30 performance of Peninsula Ballet Dance Conservatory’s Nutcracker. $25 for children, $10 for adults. At least one adult per family must attend. All proceeds go to the Peninsula Ballet Dance Conservatory. For more information visit peninsulaballet.org. Byachad: Jewish Parents and Preschoolers Together. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Peninsula Sinal Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City. Includes stories, music, arts and crafts plus adult learning. For more information call 349-2816. Wreath-Making Workshop. 11 a.m. Central Park, Kohl Pumphouse, 101 Ninth Ave., San Mateo. By using colorful greens and cuttings from the San Mateo Central Park, you will be able to create a one-of-akind beautiful wreath. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. For more information call 574-4811. Latkepalooza. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Don’t miss the annual Hanukkah celebration with tasty latkes, singing and dancing. Free. For more information call 212-7522. First Sunday Line Dance with Tina Beare and Jeanette Feinberg. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. $5. For more information call 616-7150. Friends of the Belmont Library Holiday Book Sale. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. All items 20percent to 50 percent off, with select compact discs at 50 cents each. For more information e-mail conrad@smcl.org. Children’s Holiday Tea. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Easton Branch Library, 1800 Easton Drive, Burlingame. Burlingame Library Literary Lions, invites children of all ages to celebrate the holidays! Please join us for delicious ‘Tea Fare’ and musical entertainment set in a festive winter wonderland. $35 adults, $15 child, no physical tickets being issued. For more information call 558-7404. Parangal Dance Company presents Isang Diwa. 3 p.m. College of San Mateo Theatre, Building Three, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Parangal aims to inspire pride and connect Filipino Americans to their cultural identity, while educating diverse communities to foster awareness and appreciation of Philippine culture. $25. For more information call 244-5203. For more events visit smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.

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children’s individual spirits and be inspired to adopt, foster or mentor a child. “The exhibit raises awareness of the kids still waiting. It makes it personal and appeals to the heart,” said Johnson. The gallery focuses on older children and youth, from age eight through the late teens, which represents the largest age bracket in foster care in San Mateo County. Johnson and San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom said older children, who so often bounce from one foster placement to another, deserve the sense of stability and belonging that having a loving family provides. “This county treasures children,” said Groom. “We have over 300 kids in foster care right in San Mateo County, and we want those children to have homes, to have parents, to have siblings. These are the faces of kids who are star athletes, volunteers, budding comedians. These kids are our future.” Both city officials and foster parents alike are quick to point out that there is


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Lessons you’ve learned in the past could put you in the position of being a winner in the year ahead, in areas where you’ve previously met with defeat or disappointment. Play the game as your instincts dictate.

SAGIttARIuS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Chances are you will be able to operate far more freely now than you will be tomorrow, so do something special that you’ve been putting off doing for a long time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Instead of trying to run
the show, you could be far more productive and effective by keeping a low profile. Of course, stay on top of everything, but don’t try to be the boss.

GeMINI (May 21-June 20) - It could be important to you to find a stimulating companion with whom to escape dull, mundane routines and do something fun instead. Select someone who is perky and entertaining. CANCeR (June 21-July 22) - Unless what you do is productive, you are likely to amass a lot of guilt for what you think of as being a wasted day. The only way you will be able to overcome this mood is to be industrious. LeO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Chances are you won’t hesitate to
take a calculated risk if you think it will advance your personal ambitions. However, be sure you understand and accept all the ramifications, good and bad.

AQuARIuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Someone you helped previously is in the position to do something for you that you cannot do for yourself. Don’t hesitate to ask this person for a favor if you need one. PISCeS (Feb. 20-March 20) - That confidence you have in yourself puts you in a position to take on competitive situations. If there is something you’ve been avoiding because of the rat race involved, do it now. ARIeS (March 21-April 19) - That wonderful positive attitude
of yours may be assertive, but it can be receptive as well. You’ll be able to accept all the good ideas of others and disseminate the effectiveness of each.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - You might turn this day into one of completion and positive fulfillment, taking care of things you’ve always meant to wrap up but have been putting off doing for far too long. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Get yourself off the couch and
away from the TV. If you don’t have any Christmas shopping to do or little jobs to take care of, make some brief visits to nearby friends.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - It behooves you not to make
any changes or disruptions if your material affairs are presently running smoothly. Conversely, do check things out if the opposite is true. Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


tAuRuS (April 20-May 20) - Although what assistance you
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241851 The following person is doing business as: T.G.P., 501 Orange Ave., SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Tony Griego Jr., same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Tony Griego Jr. / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/09/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/04/10, 12/11/10, 12/18/10, 12/25/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241806 The following person is doing business as: Citizen Green, 14 Lyonridge Ln., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lori Gene Wick, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Lori Gene Wick / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/05/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/04/10, 12/11/10, 12/18/10, 12/25/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241996 The following person is doing business as: Wiresave, 1359 De Solo Dr., PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby registered by the following owner: Dominic Thomas Garcia, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Dominic Garcia / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/19/2010. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 12/04/10, 12/11/10, 12/18/10, 12/25/10). NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: Nov. 4, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: El Metate Mexican Restaurant Corp. The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 120 Harbor Blvd. Belmont, CA 94002 Type of license applied for: 41 - On-Sale Beer And Wine - Eating Place San Mateo Daily Journal December 4, 2010 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: Dec. 2, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are: Hon Lin Restaurant, Inc. The applicant(s) listed above are applying to Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 500 San Mateo Avenue SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 Type of license applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place San Mateo Daily Journal December 4, 2010

THE SAN Bruno Planning Commission will meet Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., in conference room 115 at San Bruno City Hall, 567 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA and take action on the following item. All interested persons are invited to attend. 349 Taylor– Request for a Use Permit to allow an addition which increases the gross floor area by greater than 50% cumulatively (73%), would exceed the floor area standard of .55 (.58) and would exceed 1,825 square feet of living area with a one-car garage (2,063 square feet) per SBMC sections 12.200.030.B.1, 12.200.030.B.2 and 12.200.080.A.2. Environmental Determination: Categorical Exemption. Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, December 4, 2010.

104 Training
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110 Employment
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241640 The following person is doing business as: (1) C.P.I. For Life (Catholic Pacific Islanders For Life) (2) C.P.I. For Life (Bay Area), 1515 Dolan Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Nunu F. Huhane, 1764 Cottage Grove Ave., SAN MATEO. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Nunu F. Huhane / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 10/27/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/13/10, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241854 The following person is doing business as: Diskcorp, 840 Loma Vista St, MOSS BEACH, CA 94038 is hereby registered by the following owner: Broadband Central, Inc., same address. The business is conducted by a Corporation, DE. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A /s/ Ken Matusow / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/10/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/13/10, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241478 The following person is doing business as: Pacific Star Commercial, 363 El Camino Real, Ste. 288, So. San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Hartleb-Prasad Corporation, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Hemant K. Prasad / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 10/15/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/13/10, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10).

106 Tutoring

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Bruno, California (the “City”) at its regular meeting on, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at the Senior Center starting at 7:00 p.m., 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, will hold a Public Hearing, consider waiving the first reading and introduce for adoption, the following ordinance, adding a new chapter, Chapter 1.35, Developer Indemnification, of Title 1 (General Provisions), to the San Bruno Municipal Code. Ordinance Summary: Any developer who applies for a permit for development by the city shall, as a condition of such application and process, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the city, its officers, employees and agents, from any and all claims and lawsuits from third party(s) involving or related to the city’s consideration and/or approval of the developer’s application for development. The public is invited to attend the hearing and comment. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 616-7058 or email cbonner@sanbruno.ca.gov, with any questions. Certification and Posting: a certified copy of this proposed ordinance is available for public review in the City Clerk’s Office, 567 El Camino Real, in San Bruno. /s/ Carol Bonner, San Bruno City Clerk December 2, 2010 Publised in the San Mateo Daily Journal, December 4, 2010.

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CASHIER - Part time, Full time. Will train. Apply AM/PM @ 470 Ralston Ave., Belmont

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241812 The following person is doing business as: The Word Shop, 1670 Stockbridge Drive, Redwood City, CA 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Kathleen Bertrand Connolly, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 03/13/2006. /s/ Kathleen Bertrand Connolly / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/05/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/13/10, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10).
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241905 The following person is doing business as: A+ Automotive, 2732 Bay Road, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: Afifio Puamau, 2672 Lanier Lane, SAN JOSE, CA 94063. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 11/12/2010. /s/ Afifio T. Puamau / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/12/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10, 12/11/10).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241984 The following person is doing business as: Joolius, 847 Rollins Rd. #2, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Julio Huaroc, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Julio Huaroc / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/18/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10, 12/11/10). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241999 The following person is doing business as: Lucia’s Professional Janitorial Services, 836 N. Humboldt St. #3, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Lucia Antonia Quinteros, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Lucia A. Quinteros / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/19/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/20/10, 11/27/10, 12/04/10, 12/11/10).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #242021 The following person is doing business as: Hortus Landscaping, 704 27th Ave, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Allen & Ana Nelson, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Allen Nelson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/22/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/27/10, 12/04/10, 12/11/10, 12/18/10).

295 Art
PAINTING "jack vettriano" Portland gallery 26 x 33. $65. (650)345-1111. PICTURE WITH Frame Jack Vettriano with light attached $100. (650)867-2720

NOW HIRING for Live-in Caregiver SIGN ON BONUS!!! Recruiting for San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara areas. We offer excellent benefits! *Medical / Vision / Dental / Life Ins. * 401K/Credit Union * Direct Deposit REQUIREMENTS: * 1 yrs experience * Own Vehicle * Car Insurance * Valid Drivers * Good Communication skills. Call today to set up an interview: 1-800-417-1897 or 650-558-8848 or send Resume to Dedward@LivHOME.com

SALES/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for ambitious interns who are eager to jump into the business arena with both feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs of the newspaper and media industries. This position will provide valuable experience for your bright future. Fax resume (650)344-5290 email info@smdailyjournal.com

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #241847 The following person is doing business as: Tampopo Okano, 173 Linden Ave., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Junko E. Okano, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Junko E. Okano / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 11/09/10. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 11/27/10, 12/04/10, 12/11/10, 12/18/10).

296 Appliances
4 BURNER cook top commercial lifetime burner $22., (650)756-6778 AIR CONDITIONER - slider model for narrow windows, 10k BTU, excellent condition, $100., (650)212-7020 CHOPPERS (4) with instructions $7/all. (650)368-3037 KENMORE DISHWASHER, exc. condition, 3yrs old, $95. (650)483-3630 KENMORE MICROWAVE, exc. condition, 3yrs old, $45. (650)483-3630 MINI FRIDGE - 34 inches high, runs well, $85., (650)355-2996 PORTABLE GE Dishwasher, excellent condition $75 OBO, (650)583-0245 RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric, 1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621

296 Appliances
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393 STOVE TOP 4 burners with electric grill commercial grade $50., (650)756-6778 VACUUM CLEANER $50 (650)367-1350 VACUUM CLEANER heavy duty like new $45. (650)878-9542 WASHER/DRYER “MAYTAG” - Brand new with 3 year warranty, $850. both, (650)726-4168

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304 Furniture
DINING CHAIRS - (4) solid, $20. each, (650)756-6778 DIRECTORS TYPE CHAIR with leather seat, $35., (650)355-2996 DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side tray. excellent cond $75. (650)949-2134 END TABLE marble top with drawer with matching table $70/all. (650)520-0619 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Oak wood, great condition, glass doors, fits large TV, 2 drawers, shelves , $100/obo. (650)261-9681 INFLATABLE BED with pump, queen, $45., (650)341-4905 NIGHT STANDS - (2) Two drawer night stands, 18x16x19, $25., (650)341-4905 ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100., (650)504-3621 SHELVING - 2000 square foot of shelving, $500. obo, (650)212-6666 TABLE & CHAIR SET - new, perfect condition, $475., (650)638-1285 TWIN SIZE Electric beds (2) very good condition, you haul, $100 obo, 650-8732743 TWO END tables: $35 or $20 each. (650)787-8219 WHITE WICKER ROCKING CHAIR Solid construction, $35., (650)341-4905 WICKER CHAIRS - (2) $45. or $25. for one, (650)341-4905 WOODEN KITCHEN China Cabinet: $99 (great condition!), (650)367-1350 WOODEN QUILT rack with kitty designs on end excellent condition, SOLD! DURA-CRAFT FARM house in original unopened box - approx 50 years old. FH 500, size 21x40x30, $100, 650-3421270. ETAGER over the toilet water tank - walnut, $25., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 EXCERCISE BALL USA 55CM pump included pearl color SOLD! FIRE BOWL- new in box, 13 x 32 $50.obo, (650)592-9141 FIREPLACE SCREEN - 36"wide, 29"high, antique brass, folding doors, sliding mesh screen, damper controls. Like new. $100., (650)592-2047 FULL BAG of plastic containers. $30/all. (650)589-2893 HARD COVER BOOKS - Mystery & adventure, current authors, some large type print, $3.00 each, (650)364-7777 JANET EVANOVICH BOOKS - 4 hardbacks @ $3.ea., 4 paperbacks @ $1. ea., (650)341-1861 LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover & plastic carring case & headrest, $35. each, (650)592-7483 LUGGAGE (2 carry on) leather & cloth SOLD! MASSAGE DEVICE with batteries $8 in box, (650)368-3037 METAL CABINET - 4 drawers, beige 16.5 inches W x 27 3/4 H x 27 inches D. $40., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC World book of Religion still in package $35. (408)249-3858 NEW GAIAM YOGA A.M. Tape & CD $10.00 650-578-8306 NEW GAIAM Yoga P.M. Tape & CD $10.00 650-578-8306 NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners $8.00 650-578-8306 PAINT SET - 5 piece with pads $35/all, (650)589-2893 PERSIAN CARPET (Klim) good condition. Red and blue w/ bird design. 65 in x 45 $100. (650)867-2720 SCREEN DOOR 36 inch slightly bent $15. (650)871-7200 SLIDING SCREEN door 30 inch good condition $25. (650)871-7200 SNOW CHAINS - 3 complete sets, sizes fit rims 13” & 15”, great condition, $40. all, Burl, (650)347-5104 SOFT BONNET hair drier "Con Air" $20., (650)589-2893 SUIT/COAT HANGERS (14) sturdy good quality hardwood unused $1/each or all $10. San Bruno 650-588-1946 TRIVIAL PURSUIT GAME - genus edition, used a few times, no missing pieces, $22., (650)347-5104 TRIVIAL PURSUIT game genius edition excellent condition $20. (650)343-3374 VHS (40) 3 for $5 or $50/all, (415)4682787 VIKING DAISY SEWING MACHINE - by “Husqvarna”. Portable case included, $175., (970)319-4269 WETSUIT - Barefoot, like new, $40., (650)367-8949


310 Misc. For Sale
BETTY BOOP perfume 3.5 ounces $8. (408)249-3858 BROGMANSIA TREE $40 needs planting. (650)871-7200 CABINET OAK, fits over toilet water tank, like new $25. (650)341-5347 CANDLE OIL lamp set 3 piece hand blown glass 9 inches tall burns 25 hours. $40, 650-343-3374 CAROL HIGGINS CLARK HARDBACK BOOKS - 10 @ $3. ea., or all for $25., (650)341-1861 COLLAPSIBLE PICNIC cooler comes with utensils, glass and plates $15. COMIC BOOKS (10) assorted $15/all. (408)420-5646 COOKIE JAR adorable ceramic blizzard & Co. Snowman $20. (650)343-3374 DOG CAGE/GORILLA folding large dog cage good condition, 2 door with tray, $75.,(650)355-8949 DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2 total, (650)367-8949

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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Big event 5 Acid-tongued 10 Soyuz letters 14 Lakers forward Lamar 15 Kentucky college town with an annual Spoonbread Festival 16 Ding Dong relative 17 Like versatile antennas 20 More important matters 21 Picking up a prescription, say 22 Atelier items 23 Go green, in a way 24 PETA concern 27 Karaoke essential 28 ID theft item 29 Compound cry of displeasure 32 Protected whale 33 Jalopy 34 Primatologist’s subject 37 Spa fixture 39 Scale notes 42 Bit of rodeo gear 44 Ron who played Tarzan 45 Memorable WWII gesture 47 Boat ramp site 49 Saw-toothed formation 50 1890s warning song for sailors 54 Avon work, say 55 Seine feeder 56 TV exec Arledge 57 Longtime Balkan leader 58 Got the lead out 59 Expressed reproval of 60 Orwell’s alma mater DOWN 1 Nestlé peanut snack 2 Finds appealing 3 Words signifying commitment 4 Juanita’s friends 5 “__ Without Wings”: Celtic Thunder song 6 “What’s My Line?” panelist 7 “... kissed thee __ killed thee”: Othello 8 LPs 9 Soak 10 Particular 11 Gives 12 Commercial tuna 13 Study of govt. 18 Bright star in Cygnus 19 Tilted type: Abbr. 24 Compel 25 Ryder rival 26 Like five-diamond hotels 30 Andean staple 31 Slangy word before or after “who” 34 Ill-fated attackers of 1588 and 1589 35 Meteorological metaphor 36 Spot for a stud 37 Critic Maslin 38 Penn and others 39 Like s’moremakers’ faces 40 Accept 41 Attaches with a click 43 Like most stadiums 46 Calm 48 Left on the boat 49 Tear up 51 Church exchange, perhaps 52 Breakfast spot 53 Muscle quality

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE "COMFORT touring" by Huffy 25 inch wheels blue $40. (650)341-5347 BICYCLE "MAGNA" 24 inch wheels purple, $40., San Mateo, (650)341-5347 BICYCLE - Sundancer Jr., 26”, $75. obo (650)676-0732 GIRL'S BIKE HUFFY Purple 6-speed good cond. $35 - Angela (650)269-3712

298 Collectibles
2 VINTAGE COFFEE CANS - empty, Hills Bros. red, 1922-45, HillsBros , early 80’s, $40/both, (650)347-5104 28 RECORDS - 78 RPMS, Bing Crosby, Frankie Laine, Al Jolson, many others, all in book albums, $90. all, (650)347-5104 49ER REPORT issues '85-'87 $35/all, (650)592-2648 6 GALLON "red wing" Crock $100 RWC (650)868-0436 8 VERY OLD BOTTLES - most used for medicines, whiskey, milk, root beer, all in good condition, $90. all, (650)347-5104 BABEBALL CARDS $15/all. (408)420-5646 assorted (25)


306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE" decorator urn "Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H $25., (650)868-0436 CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it, tall, purchased from Brueners, originally $100., selling for $20.,(650)867-2720 HAMILTON BEACH Mixer, vintage, .juicer & bowl, beater. $30/obo(650)576-6067 OASIS COUNTERTOP water cooler dispenses cold and luke warm water $50., (650)218-4254 REVEREWARE, 1,3.4 qt. pots, 5",7" pans, stainless steel w/copper bottoms, excellent cond., $60/all. (650)577-0604

BAY MEADOW coffee mug in box $10. (650)345-1111 CLASSICAL, OPERA dvds (200), almost new, and (100) CD’s, SOLD! GEISHA DOLL - 14" - BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED IN PLASTIC CASE.$25/ofr. (650)588-5991 GLASSES 6 sets redskins, good condition never used $30/all. (650)345-1111 JACK TASHNER signed ball $25. Richard (650)834-4926 MERCHANT MARINE, framed forecastle card, signed by Captain Angrick '70. 13 x 17 inches $35 cash. (650)755-8238 POSTER - framed photo of President Wilson and Chinese Junk $25 cash, (650)755-8238 VASE - with tray, grey with red flowers, perfect condition, $30., (650)345-1111



307 Jewelry & Clothing
JEWELRY DISPLAY 12 piece $50/all ask for Denise 650-589-2893 LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow links gloves size 7.5 $15 New. RWC. (650)868-0436 SMALL JEWELRY cabinet - 17” H, 12” W, 2 glass doors, plus 2 drawers, very pretty, $35., (650)592-2648

300 Toys
RADIO CONTROLLED Beetle Buggy car new in box $10. (408)249-3858

302 Antiques
ANTIQUE SOLID mahogany knick-knack or bookshelf with 4 small drawers, good condition, $95. 650-726-5200 CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot, solid mahogany. $300/obo. (650)867-0379

308 Tools
CLICKER TORQUE wrench 1/2 inch drive 20-150 LBS reversible all chrome $40. 650-595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 16” scroll saw - good condition, $85., (650)591-4710 DOLLEY - Heavy Duty, Dual Use 54" hgt. Upright-Push Cart South City $99.OBO (415) 410 - 9801 PRESSURE WASHER 2500 PSI, good condition, $350., (650)926-9841 SPEEDAIR AIR COMPRESSOR - 4 gallon stack tank air compressor $100., (650)591-4710 TABLE SAW 10", very good condition $85. (650) 787-8219 TORO LEAF BLOWERS, Power Sweep + 850 Super Blower, Electric like new $40. pair South City (415) 410-9801

303 Electronics
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great condition. $400. (650)261-1541. COMSWITCH 3500 - used for fax, computer modem, telephone answering machine, never used, $35., (650)347-5104 DELL PHOTO 924 all in one with 2 ink cartridges $60 obo. (650)290-1960 JVC VHS recorder - Like new, $15., (650)367-8949 SANIO CASETTE/RECORDER 2 way Radio - $95.obo, call for more details, (650)290-1960 SONY RADIO cassette recorder $15 black good condition. (650)345-1111 TV - Big Screen, $70., (650)367-1350 ok condition,

By Bruce Venzke (c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


309 Office Equipment
CALCULATOR - Casio, still in box, new, $25., (650)867-2720 FILING CABINET - 2 drawer wood filing cabinet, 20x25x30, $45., (650)341-4905 FILING CABINET - 4 drawer steel filing cabinet, $30., (650)341-4905 OFFICE LAMP - new in box, $35/obo, (650)303-3568 OFFICE LAMP new $8. (650)345-1111 OFFICE WATER COOLER Hot - Ex Hot ,Cold - Ice Cold Like New South City $99. OBO (415) 410 -9801 SHRED MASTER cuts 3-4 sheets at a time SOLD!

316 Clothes
LADIES NYLON stockings new $1/per pair size 11 (2 dozen) call evenings. 650328-0160 LADIES ROYAL blue rain coat with zippered flannel plaid liner size 12 RWC $15. (650)868-0436 LADIES SHOES- size 5, $10., (650)7566778 MEN'S PAJAMA set by "Dockers" size Large new in box $15. (408)249-3858 MEN'S SHOES (650)756-6778 - New, size 10, $10.,

322 Garage Sales

379 Open Houses

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TV 5 inch Black and white good condition in box $10. (408)249-3858 TV SET 32 inch with remote and stand $30. (650)520-0619


304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era $40/both. (650)670-7545 3 PIECE COFFEE TABLE SET: $100. (650)787-8219 4 STURDY metal dining chairs $20/each. (650)756-6778 BLACK LEATHER office chair with 5 rollers $25. (650)871-5078 BOOKCASE - $25., (650)255-6652 BOOKCASE - Large size bookcase, 27 X 69, with 5 shelves, walnut finish, $20., (650)364-7777 CABINET - wood, $70., (650)367-1350 CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candelabre base with glass shades $20. (650)504-3621 CHEST - 6 drawer chest of drawers, 44x18x29, $20., (650)341-4905 COFFEE TABLE - $60., (650)367-1350 COFFEE TABLE light brown lots of storage good condition $65. (650)867-2720 COMPUTER DESK $70. (650)367-1350 CREDENZA - $25., (650)255-6652 OFFICE DESK - $25., (650)255-6652

311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $500 for both. (650)342-4537 KEYBOARD CASIO 3 ft long $50. (650)583-2767 PIANO VINTAGE - Upright, “Davis & Sons”, just tuned, $600., (650)678-9007

310 Misc. For Sale
"PAN-AM CHINA Clipper" silver plated creamer $40. (650)593-8880 13 PIECE paint and pad set for home use $25., (650)589-2893 5 NEEDLEPOINT sets still in package $10/each, (650)592-2648 ANGEL WITH lights 12 inches High $12. (650)368-3037 AREA RUG - Beautiful, plush, 11’ x 6.10’ remnant solid tan color, never used, tags still attached, clean, $60., (650)347-5104 ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712 AUTOMAT BLACK leather opens with compartment SOLD! BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie princess bride computer games $15 each, (650)367-8949 BATH TOWELS - 10 used, good condition, SOLD! BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry making, $75. all, (650)676-0732

MEN'S SUIT almost new $25. 650-573-6981 MENS SLACKS - 8 pairs, $50., Size 36/32, (408)420-5646 MINK COLLAR SOLD! (real) wrap around

Make money, make room!

312 Pets & Animals
KITTY LITTER box enclosed with swinging door and handle $10., (650)592-2648

317 Building Materials
DOUBLE PANED GLASS WINDOWS various sizes, half moon, like new, $10. and up, (650)756-6778

List your upcoming garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, clearance sale, or whatever sale you have... in the Daily Journal. Reach over 82,500 readers from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Call (650)344-5200

380 Real Estate Services

316 Clothes
BLACK LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET - Large, water proof, new, $35., (650)342-7568 BOOTS - 2 pairs purple leather, size 8. One is knee length, other is ankle length, $150.obo, (650)592-9141 JACKET (LARGE) Pants (small) black Velvet good conditon $25/all, (650)5892893 LADIES DOWN jacket light yellow with dark brown lining RWC $35. (650)8680436

318 Sports Equipment
2 GOLF CLUBS - Ladies, right handed, putter & driver $5/each (650)755-8238 GOLD'S GYM - GT2000Power Tower + Instructions as new, asking $100/obo, (650)344-6565

Bank Foreclosures.

$400,000+ Free list with pictures.

335 Garden Equipment
TABLE - for plant, $20, perfect condition, (650)345-1111

Free recorded message

ID# 2042 Dolphin RE

345 Medical Equipment
POWER CHAIR - “Rascal 600”, new $1600., (650)574-5316


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010
381 Homes for Sale 381 Homes for Sale 620 Automobiles
MITSUBISHI '09 GALANT ES Cream 10138P $12,788.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN '10 MAXIMA 3.5 S Gray 9955P $25,488. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN '09 ALTIMA 2.5 White 9956P $14,998.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN '09 SENTRA 2.0 FE+ Gray 10051P $11,998.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION '08 TC SPEC White 10054P $14,488.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

630 Trucks & SUV’s
GMC '07 YUKON SLE Black 9975T $27,998.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 GMC '08 Canyon SLE1, white, auto, $17,991. #TS15643 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal HONDA '07 Civic Si, blue, manual, $17,991. #T7H700724 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal HONDA '07 CR-V EX-L, silver, auto, $20,792. #T7C058407 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. KIA '09 SPORTAGE LX Beige 10049P $17,988.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MERCEDES BENZ '09 M-Class ML350, polar white, $36,492. P80169537 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal NISSAN '07 Sentra, gray, $11,191. #P7L623495 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal NISSAN '08 350Z, gray, $21,992. P8M750023 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal NISSAN '08 Xterra, gray, $19,691. P8C538011 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal TOYOTA '07 HIGHLANDER Hybrid w/3rd Row Blue 10080T $26,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '09 4RUNNER SR5 Silver 9886P $27,488.. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 HIGHLANDER BASE White 10069P $26,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 HIGHLANDER LIMITED Silver 10048P $34,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 VENZA BASIC Gray 10040P $25,888 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

380 Real Estate Services

670 Auto Service

Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists

2165 Palm Ave. San Mateo


400 El Camino Real
(1 block north of Holly St.)

San Carlos

Hours: M-F, 8a-4p, Sat. 8a-5p See Our Coupons & Save!

Personal Service Margaret Dowd Bus: (650)794-9858 Cell: (650)400-9714 Lic# 01250058

SUBARU '06 LEGACY WAGON Outback 2.5 XT Black 10015T $17,588.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '07 COROLLA CE Gray 10093T $9,588 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '07 CAMRY HYBRID Basic Silver 9965P $17,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '08 HIGHLANDER LIMITED Gray 10018T $32,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '08 TUNDRA 2WD Truck SR5 Silver 10053P $22,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '09 CAMRY BASIC Green 9998P $16,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 COROLLA BASIC Blue 9997P $14,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

670 Auto Parts

Dealership Quality Affordable Prices Complete Auto Service Foreign & Domestic Autos 880 El Camino Real San Carlos 650-598-9288 www.880autoworks.com CHEVY RADIATOR - Like new, $60., (650)367-8949 CHEVY TRANSMISSION 4L60E Semi used $800. (650)921-1033 EL CAMINO '67 - parts (Protecto top) $95., (650)367-8949 FORD ‘73 Maverick/Mercury GT Comet, Drive Train 302 V8, C4 Auto Trans. Complete, needs assembly, includes radiator and drive line, call for details, $1250., (650)726-9733. HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or SUV $15. (650)949-2134 TIRES - 4 BMW and 4 Corvette tires with rims, $10. each, SOLD! TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford, never used, $100., (650)504-3621

440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view, 1 bedroom $1225, 2 bedrooms $1495. New carpets, new granite counters, dishwasher, balcony, covered carports, storage, pool, no pets. (650)344-8418 or (650)592-1271

for Rent Sequoia Inn
Rate starts at $45 + tax WEEKLY AVAILABLE. Quiet room & great location. Private Bath, FREE WiFi, Microfridge, Premium Cable & more. 526 El Camino Real 650-369-6739 or 650-759-0744

1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to downtown. Gated entry.

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660

620 Automobiles
AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Patelco Credit Union on December 7th, 2010 starting at 8am –2003 GMC Envoy #218926, 2000 Porsche Boxter Cvt #662923. Sealed bids will be taken starting at 8am on 12/07/10. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at www.ffsons.com.

TOYOTA '09 RAV4 BASIC White 10010P $18,988 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 YARIS BASIC White 10136P $12,889 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 CAMRY Hybrid Basic Blue 9784P $23,988$24,988. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 MATRIX BASIC Silver 9885P $15,288 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 PRIUS I Silver 10072P $21,998 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA '10 RAV4 SPORT Gray 10029P $23,488 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 YARIS BASIC Blue 10030P $14,288. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '10 YARIS BASIC Green 10081P $13,588 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 VOLKSWAGEN '08 JETTA Sedan Wolfsburg Gray 10087P $17,988.. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VOLKSWAGEN, '07 Jetta Wolfsburg, $13,994. #T7M150061 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal.

672 Auto Stereos MONNEY CAR AUDIO
We Repair All Brands of Car Stereos! iPod & iPhone Wired to Any Car for Music! Quieter Car Ride! Sound Proof Your Car! 31 Years Experience!

REDWOOD CITY Sequoia Hotel
800 Main St., $600 Monthly $160. & up per week.

635 Vans
CHEVROLET '07 Express Van, white, 38K miles, Auto, white, $17.892. #P71161334. Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. DODGE ‘94 Caravan, no rear seats. Used as a pickup truck. SOLD! HONDA '07 Odyssey EX-L, blue, $24,492. #P7B059887 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal KIA '09 SEDONA LX Silver 10086P $17,888.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats, sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks new, $15,500. (650)219-6008 TOYOTA '07 SIENNA CE Maroon 9969T $18,988 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA '09 SIENNA CE Silver 10082P $22,558 and , Toyota '09 Sienna CE Blue 10083P $21,888 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

(650)366-9501 (650)279-9811

2001 Middlefield Road Redwood City (650)299-9991

Move in Special.
830 Main Street, RWC

Room For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos

$49 daily + tax $280 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom Microwave and Refrigerator 950 El Camino Real San Carlos

SAN MATEO - 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Next to Central Park. Rarely available. Prestigious Location & Building. Gated garage, deck. No Pets. $1975.mo., (650)948-2935

(650) 593-3136

AUTO AUCTION The following repossessed vehicles are being sold by Meriwest Credit Union --- 2009 Honda Civic 349642, 2003 Hummer H2 #142428. Plus over 100 late model Sport Utilities, Pick Ups, Mini Vans, and luxury cars ---INDOORS---Charity donations sold. Sealed bids will be taken from 8am8pm on 12/06/10 and 8am –5pm on 12/07/2010. Sale held at Forrest Faulknor & Sons Auction Company, 175 Sylvester Road, South San Francisco. For more information please visit our web site at www.ffsons.com.

680 Autos Wanted Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200 ads@smdailyjournal.com

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 82,500 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200 ads@smdailyjournal.com
BMW '09 5 Series 528i Blue 9980T $34,988Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 BMW ‘06 325i - low miles, very clean, loaded, leather interior, $20,000 obo., (650)368-6674 BMW 540I ‘03 - Excellent condition, loaded, leather, 103K mi., $11,995, (650)349-6969 CHRYSLER '06 PT Cruiser Touring, 60K miles, white, $7,992. #T6T269964 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal CHRYSLER ‘01 PT Limited Edition, 98K miles, black, $4000., (650)357-0313 FORD ‘85 VICTORIA - Original owner, 43K miles, automatic, all powered. Very good condition. $4K, (650)515-5023. FORD '08 FUSION SE Green 10000T $14,488. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 HONDA '08 CIVIC CPE LX Gold 9937T $13,998.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HONDA '08 CIVIC SDN LX Silver 10046T $14,288.00 . Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 INFINITI '07 G35 SEDAN Basic Grey 10007P $23,988.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS '07 IS 250, blue, auto, $24,591. #P72057651Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal MAZDA '08 CX-7, auto, gray, $17,891. P80169537Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal MAZDA '09 MAZDA3 I Sport Silver 9895P $12,788.00 Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA '09 MAZDA5 SPORT Silver 10050P $13,988.Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 MAZDA '09 MAZDA6 I Sport White 10074T $14,988.00. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

442 Studios
REDWOOD CITY- Large room with kitchen and bath. $850/mo. with $400 deposit. (650)361-1200

640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call 650-771-4407 HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead special construction, 1340 cc’s, Awesome!, $5,950/obo. Rob (415)602-4535. HONDA ‘01 Reflex Scooter - Silver, $1,999., Call Jesse (650)593-6763

470 Rooms
DALY CITY room for rent $550/mo. including utilities. 650-888-9861

625 Classic Cars
CADILLAC ‘89 Sedan Deville - Showroom condition, 1 owner, garaged, records included, 107K mi., great condition, $3K, (650)341-0282 DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, automatic, custom, $5800 or trade. (650)588-9196 FORD ‘65 Falcon Convertible - 6 cylinder, automatic, needs restore, $3,250., (415)412-7030 OLDSMOBILE ‘69 F-85 - 2 door, power front disc, $2,800., with 71 running parts car with console, buckets. (650)851-4853 PLYMOUTH ‘72 CUDA - Runs and drives good, needs body, interior and paint, $12k obo, serious inquiries only. (650)873-8623

GARDEN MOTEL 1690 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063 (650)366-4724
Low Daily & Weekly Rooms Free HBO + Spanish+Sports+Movie Channels, Free Internet Daily $45+tax Nite & up Weekly $250+tax & up

DONATE YOUR CAR Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork, Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas Foundation. Call (800)380-5257. Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets Novas, running or not Parts collection etc. So clean out that garage Give me a call Joe 650 342-2483

645 Boats
PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade, (650)583-7946.

AUDI ‘03 A4 3.0L Grey 10068T $12,995. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

650 RVs
REXHALL ‘00 VISION - 53K mi., Ford Triton V-10 engine. 29 feet long, no pop outs. Excellent condition. $28,000 OBO, (650)670-7545

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

670 Auto Service

630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET '07 HHR LT SUV, gray, gray, $11,792 #P7S597332 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. CHRYSLER '06 Pacifica Touring green $13,592, #T6R902356Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal FORD '07 F-150, gray, auto, $17,494. #P7FA53014 Melody Toyota, Call 877587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal FORD '08 Escape Limited, gray, $18,994. #P8KA66947 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal FORD '09 Ranger white, 9,960 miles, $15,994. #T9PA09768 Melody Toyota, Call 877-587-8635. Please mention the Daily Journal. FORD ‘93 250 flat bed, diesel, 100-gallon gas tanks $2500. Jim Deisel (650)678-8063/Joe (650)481-5296. (Or trade Chevy F10 Truck)

Oil Change & Filter Up to 5 QT Synthetic Blend $19.95 + Tax Plus Waste Fee Four Wheel Alignment

Special prices apply to most cars + light trucks

609 So. Claremont St. San Mateo (650)343-3733


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010


BATH TOWELS 12 pieces decorative all same color/style never used $50. (650)343-3374

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors

Decks & Fences

Handy Help

Hardwood Floors

•Hardwood & Laminate Installation & Repair •Refinish •High Quality @ Low Prices Call 24/7 for Free Estimate

(408) 979-9665
Contractors Contractors

800-300-3218 408-979-9665
Lic. #794899



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State License #377047 Licensed • Insured • Bonded Fences - Gates - Decks Stairs - Retaining Walls 10-year guarantee

Quality work with reasonable prices
Call for free estimate (650)571-1500

WALL TO wall house carpet 11 ft x 6 ft 10' beautiful color never used $60. (650)343-3374

Fences • Decks • Arbors •Retaining Walls • Concrete Work • French Drains • Concrete Walls •Any damaged wood repair •Powerwash • Driveways • Patios • Sidewalk • Stairs • Hauling • $25. Hr./Min. 2 hrs.

• Carpentry • Plumbing • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Dry Rot • Decks Priced for You! Call John

Free Estimates Lic.#834170


SERVICES $25 OFF First Cleaning
• Commercial - Residential (we also clean windows) • Good References • 15 Years Exp. • FREE Estimates


Free Estimates 20 Years Experience

Home Repairs & Improvements Small Jobs Welcome, Painting Credit Cards Accepted


Bay Area Local Hauler Haul Any Kind of Junk Residential & Commercial Free Estimates!

(650) 867-9969

Lic. #913461

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels Electrical, All types of Roofs. Fences, Tile, Concrete, Painting, Plumbing, Decks All Work Guaranteed

Call Joe (650)722-3925

for all your electrical needs

(650)771-2432 RDS HOME REPAIRS
Quality, Dependable Handyman Service
• General Home Repairs • Improvements • Routine Maintenance




CHEAP HAULING and demo $70 and up! Call Mike @ (650)630-2450

In Business Since 1976
•Patios •French drains •Walkways •Stamped •Driveways •Brick •Retaining Walls •Stone Free Est. & Affordable Rates Lic. #598762 (650)871-5308

Installation, Refinish, Repair, Recoat

(650)592-1541 (415)640-4111
acefloors7@aol.com www.aceflooring.com CA Lic.# 712755


“Specializing in Any Size Projects”

Construction Gutters

•Painting •Electrical •Carpentry •Dry Rot
40 Yrs. Experience Retired Licensed Contractor

Gutter Cleaning - Leaf Guard Gutter & Roof Repairs Custom Down Spouts Drainage Solutions 10% Senior Discount
CA Lic# 794353/Insured


New, Repair, Roof Repairs Free Estimates

Steve’s Handyman Service Prompt, Tidy, Friendly Stephen Pizzi

Lic.#888484 Insured & Bonded

(650)302-7791 (650)630-6963
Lic. # 910421



Residential & Commercial Quality Service Affordable Prices Available 7 days a week

for as low as


Decks & Fences
NORTH FENCE CO. - Specializing in: Redwood Fences, Decks & Retaining Walls. www.northfenceco.com (650)756-0694. Lic.#733213

Offer your services to over 82,000 readers a day, from Palo Alto to South San Francisco and all points between!

Call (650)344-5200 ads@smdailyjournal.com


Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010







Refuse Removal Free estimates Reasonable rates No job too large or small

1091 Industrial Road Suite 185 - San Carlos
info@keanekitchens.com 10% Off and guaranteed completion for the holidays.

Since 1975 Commercial & Residential Excellent References Free Estimates (415)722-9281
Lic #321586

Call Rob (650)995-3064
Interior Design

Call now 650-631-0330

Notices Plumbing STANLEY S. Plumbing & Drain
Only $89.00 to Unclog Drain From Cleanout “And For All Your Plumbing Needs” (650)679-0911 Lic. # 887568
NOTICE TO READERS: California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor or materials) be licensed by the Contractor’s State License Board. State law also requires that contractors include their license number in their advertising. You can check the status of your licensed contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking jobs that total less than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.

Hunter Douglas Gallery Free Measuring & Install. 247 California Dr., Burl. (650)348-1268 200 Industrial Blvd., SC (800)570-7885


Small jobs preferred. Painting Since 1978

Cell #650-787-4378


Dental Services
Center for Dental Medicine Bradley L. Parker DDS
750 Kains Avenue, San Bruno 650-588-4255
www.sanbrunocosmeticdentist.com ------------------



Health & Medical

Health & Medical STOP SMOKING IN ONE HOUR Hypnosis Makes it Easy Guaranteed Call now for an appointment or consultation 888-659-7766

Huge credit card debt? Job loss? Foreclosure? Medical bills?

The Original Mexican Bistro $20. Any Bottle of Wine
Emergency Catering (415)531-5008

THAI TIME Restaurant & Bar
Try Our Lunch Special Just $7.95!
1240 El Camino Real San Carlos (650)596-8400

NO. 9 FOOT SPA $5 off 1 hour session
See our ad in today’s paper for coupon 9A El Camino Real, Millbrae (650-777-9095 OPen 10am-10pm daily

Call for a free consultation (650)363-2600 This law firm is a debt relief agency

Call Now To Get Your Free Initial Implant Consultation

461 El Camino Real San Bruno

Join us for Happy Hour $3. Pints M-F, 4-6 pm

Law Offices of Peter T. Chiang Top-notch DUI defense lawyer

Very affordable rates DMV & criminal proceedings Call for free consultation (650) 558-0068 www.peterchiang.com

FREE DENTURE Consultation
Dental Lab Technician On-Site Dentures Made In One Day Free Follow-up Advisement (650)366-3812 Roos Dental Care

THE FOUNDER of Roti Indian Bistro has done it again!
It’s the Grand Opening of Kashi Bistro @ Hillsdale Mall Food Court Our special... Buy 1 Combo, Get The 2nd At 1/2 Off!

New San Mateo Address: 117 N. San Mateo Dr. San Mateo 94401

FREE Consultation for Laser Treatment

Steelhead Brewing Co. 333 California Dr. Burlingame (650)344-6050

1828 El Camino Real #405 Burlingame 94010 (Same Location)

Dr. Richard Woo, DPM 400 S. El Camino Real San Mateo

(650) 259-8090

Know your rights.
Free consultation Serving the entire Bay Area Law Offices of Timothy J. Kodani

Suresmile Technology Benson Wong, DDS 931 W. San Bruno Ave., #3 San Bruno

Early Bird Special Prime Rib Complete Dinner Mon-Thu
1699 Old Bayshore Blvd. Burlingame



(1-800-529-9473) Employment - Sexual Harrassment Housing - Landlord/Tenant

World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training

(650)588-7936 General Dentistry for Adults & Children
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2 San Mateo 94401


731 Kains Ave, San Bruno


Facials, Waxing, Fitness Body Fat Reduction Pure Organic Facial $48. 1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae (650)697-6868

We offer more than just tacos! 11617 San Carlos Ave., SC

GLASS TOP piece with smooth edges 28 3/4 inches x 17 1/8 inches 3/16 inch thick $10. (650)343-3374


1123 Burlingame Ave., Burl


Health & Medical

(Reg. $189.)

$65. Exam/FMX
Archdiocese of San Francisco Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Colma & Menlo Park

Millbrae’s Finest Dining Restaurant

(Reg. $228.)
New Patients without Insurance

Come Sing Karaoke Sat. Night 9 pm-12 am
Closed Mondays! www.sixteenmilehouse.net

30 Years Experience (650)697-4211 475 El Camino Real, #403, Millbrae
CA Licensed


448 Broadway (650)697-6118


Free Roundtrip Limo Pickup (94010 zipcode) Live, Ride, Dine in Style 1400 Broadway, Burlingame



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BALDNESS IS One Option... Or Consider Modern Hair Transplantation Surgery
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Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 2009 1st Place Winner Best Crepes

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We offer PILLOWS FOR THE FEET San Carlos podiatrist has solutions for pain-free walking after surgery. Call (650)595-4148 www.sancarlospodiatry.com

Numis International, Inc. 301 Broadway Ave. Millbrae

851 Cherry Ave., #16 San Bruno (650)589-3778


1395 El Camino Real Millbrae (650)589-7777



Weekend • Dec. 4-5, 2010


WikiLeaks fights to stay online Fourteen-year-old: Mexican
By Raphael G. Satter and Peter Szensson

gang made me behead four
By Oswald Alonso and Katherine Corcoran

LONDON — WikiLeaks became an Internet vagabond Friday, moving from one website to another as governments and hackers hounded the organization, trying to deprive it of a direct line to the public. The organization that has embarrassed Washington and foreign leaders by releasing a cache of secret — and brutally frank — U.S. diplomatic cables found a new home after an American company stopped directing traffic to wikileaks.org. Then French officials moved to oust it from its new site. By late Friday, WikiLeaks was up in at least three new places. “The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops,” tweeted John Perry Barlow, cofounder of the online free-speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation. His message was reposted by WikiLeaks to its 300,000-odd followers. Legal pressure increased on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after Swedish authorities revised a warrant for his arrest in response to procedural questions


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a news conference at the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland.
from British officials. British law enforcement authorities have refused to say if or when Assange would be arrested. His lawyers have said they believe they would be notified of any move to arrest him but had yet to be served with a warrant as of Friday afternoon. The 39-year-old Australian is wanted on allegations of rape and other sex crimes that emerged after a trip to Sweden in August. Assange said that his arrest would do nothing to halt the flow of American diplomatic cables being released by his group and newspapers in several countries, and he threatened to escalate the rush of information if he is taken into custody. Hundreds of cables have been published by WikiLeaks and several newspapers in recent days. Assange said that all of the cables had already been distributed in a heavily encrypted form to tens of thousands of people.

CUERNAVACA, Mexico — In cargo pants and a T-shirt, the skinny, American-born 14-year-old looked like he should be in middle school. Instead he was surrounded by three armed Mexican soldiers in ski masks and camouflage as he told reporters that he helped a Mexican drug gang behead four people. Mexican officials say they arrested the youth known as “El Ponchis” late Thursday at an airport south of Mexico City with a 19-year-old sister who is accused of helping him dump the bodies. Authorities said he was caught with two cell phones that held photographs of tortured victims. Many youths have been used by drug cartels in their bloody battles against the government and each other, but the story of El Ponchis may be the most shocking. A YouTube video that emerged a month ago sparked talk of a child hit man — said by some to be as young as 12. “I participated in four executions, 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent increases in each of the following years. Over the life of the contract, the salary increases are estimated to cost $235,200, Dolan wrote. In addition, the agreement includes a $25 increase in uniform allowance in January 2011 and 2012; caps the city’s contribution to medical premiums for certain plans through Blue Shield and Kaiser; and allows an employee to appeal, including the use of binding arbitration, if suspended for more than 40 hours, demoted or terminated. The council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at City Hall, 501 Primrose Road in Burlingame.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

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but I did it drugged and under threat that if I didn’t, they would kill me,” the boy said calmly when he was handed over to the federal prosecutor Friday morning, showing no

remorse. Authorities identified the curlyhaired suspect by his first name only — Edgar. He told reporters early Friday he was kidnapped at the age of 11 and forced to work for the Cartel of the South Pacific, a branch of the splintered Beltran Leyva gang, and that he had participated in at least four decapitations. Authorities said the siblings were detained at an airport near Cuernavaca in Morelos state with paid tickets to flee the country. Morelos Gov. Marco Adame Castillo said the boy was born in San Diego, California, and Mexican officials were researching whether he has dual nationality.

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a conflict between South San Francisco and San Bruno. Recently constructed homes were generating tax revenue going to South San Francisco while the students attended class in San Bruno. San Bruno requested the district lines be redrawn to match where children were enrolled. Cohen publicly flipflopped on the topic ultimately saying the decision wasn’t his. Lastly, millions in budget cuts caused teacher protests in February. Prior to joining the district, Cohen served as superintendent of Waterford Unified School District. During his career in education, Cohen had served as a middle

school and high school principal in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Cohen also had extensive district leadership experience in Continued from page 1 large urban districts having served as regional superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School wrote. Nagel was pleased with the District, a district with 36,000 stu- new formula and the ability to truly budget staffing costs within the dents. In Cohen’s absence, Melara has immediate budget. Hutchings agreed adding that taken over the day-to-day superinretirement benefits are one of the tendent tasks. Melara currently oversees the largest costs facing a city. “This encourages employees to English language learner programs and student learning support. He got have a commitment to one municihis start in education as a bilingual pality,” he said. Small salary increases are also assistant before becoming a teacher at both the elementary and middle included in the contract. For the first school level. Melara has served as a two years of the contract, 2009 and principal within the Stockton 2010, there will be no increase. A 2 Unified School District before tak- percent increase, costing the city ing the position as the program $37,600, will go into effect in January 2011. Officers will receive a improvement director.


Around the world
Israel battles forest fire with foreign help
HAIFA, Israel — Responding to an unprecedented Israeli distress call, aircraft from Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Britain dumped sea water and flame retardant Friday, battling a woodland inferno that has killed dozens, displaced thousands and ravaged one of the Holy Land’s most prized forests. As the country mourned the dead, Israelis — long known for their high-tech society and vaunted rescue missions abroad — were stunned at their firefighters’ helplessness in quelling the blaze, the worst forest fire in the nation’s history.


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