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Monday July 16, 2012 Vol XII, Edition 286
International Red Cross declares conict
civil war after 16 months
With $10 million of revenue
bonds in place, the Port of Redwood
City is ready to begin modernizing
its two wharves to improve water-
front access and create a new visi-
tor-friendly promenade.
The update will let the port better
serve its existing and future cus-
tomers while remaining exible to
respond to changing market condi-
tions, according to Port Executive
Director Mike Giari.
The projects rst phase of rede-
velopment includes demolishing the
wharves and associated piles,
knocking down a warehouse and
building a new 426-foot long by 58-
foot wide prestressed concrete
wharf with two new access ramps to
the shore. The second phase relo-
cates the existing conveyor system
and realigns operations to reduce
berth conicts.
The makeover isnt limited to just
the wharves. The port will also
improve the public access areas
between the marina and shing pier.
A major feature will be the new 12-
foot wide waterfront promenade
running parallel to the shorelines
with new handicap access and park-
ing. Visitors can see the water from
a semi-private sitting area on the
new lawn which will includes land-
The project also calls for remov-
ing the existing large concrete
planter barriers and replacing the
shing pier steps with a handicap
ramp connected to the new prome-
Construction is expected to run
through December 2013.
The Port Commission awarded
the $13.9 million contract to
Manson Construction Company and
will use $10 million in revenue
bonds ratied by the City Council.
Port ready to modernize wharves
By Heather Murtagh
Fewer spots will be available for
the youngest possible students in the
coming fall due to state cuts, but the
changes will allow for most facili-
ties to remain open.
Throughout California, early edu-
cation programs have consistently
been on the chopping blocks despite
the continuous release of studies
supporting the benets of an early
investment. Early education and
preschool programs serving chil-
dren under 6 years old were dis-
cussed as possible cuts for the fall.
Gov. Jerry Browns final budget
doesnt close facilities, which local
ofcials originally feared. However,
the new budget will cut the number
of spots for children, create more
work for local administrators and
likely mean district will not know
how many students it will be serving
until the school year starts.
Over the past two years, early care
and education in San Mateo County
has suffered $1 million in cuts, said
County Superintendent Anne
We used to have 880 children
participating in state preschool pro-
grams; with the current cuts it looks
as though well only have 680 state
preschool slots when we start the
Budget cuts:
Less chairs
in preschools
The nal environmental review
has been released on a plan to trans-
form the gateway of San Carlos into
a transit-oriented mix of housing,
commercial space and a public
plaza around the existing Caltrain
The Planning Commission will
hold a study session at the end of the
month on the nal environmental
impact review of the San Carlos
Transit Village. A nal recommen-
dation to the City Council wont be
decided until October.
As proposed, the transit village
would convert a 10.53-acre strip of
land within the existing Caltrain sta-
tion and running parallel to the rail-
road corridor. Legacys proposal
envisions eight buildings housing
280 housing units among a mix of
407,298 square feet of residential,
23,797 square feet of ofce space
and 14,326 square feet of retail
The project would include 667
parking spaces and a new SamTrans
Transit Center on 4.29 acres.
Public asked for input
on Transit Village plan
See CUTS, Page 20
See PLAN, Page 20
By Bill Silverfarb
Ever see an unsightly pile of
pigeon poop in downtown San
If you look hard enough you
might nd one but it is unlikely.
In fact, unless you are really
searching for them, you are really
unlikely to even see a pigeon.
There are not many nesting
pigeons left downtown because for
Pigeon patrol
Chris Rudnicki helps control the pigeon population in downtown San
Mateo under a contract with the city.His work may be reduced, however,
which could cause an uptick in the birds roosting activities in the area.
Birds are controlled
but funding drops
See PATROL, Page 20
As he accepted the Republican presi-
dential nomination in San Francisco,
Barry M. Goldwater said extremism in
the defense of liberty is no vice and
that moderation in the pursuit of jus-
tice is no virtue.
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
If sentiment doesnt ultimately make bbers
of some people, their natural abominable
memories almost certainly will.
J.D. Salinger (1919-2010).
Ruben Blades is 64.
Actor Will Ferrell is
In other news ...
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becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Monday night: Mostly clear in the evening
then becoming cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in
the lower 50s.
Tuesday through Thursday: Mostly
cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the lower
Thursday night and Friday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower
50s. Highs in the mid 60s.
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The Daily Derby race winners are No. 06 Whirl
Win in rst place; No. 10 Solid Gold in second
place; and No.04 Big Ben in third place.The race
time was clocked at 1:42.45.
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Answer: The dogs in the cars were creating a
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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In 1212, the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa took place in Spain,
resulting in victory for allied Christian troops over forces of the
Almohad Empire.
In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the per-
manent seat of the United States government; the area became
Washington, D.C.
In 1909, the Audi auto company was founded in Zwickau,
Germany, by August Horch.
In 1912, New York gambler Herman Rosenthal, set to testify
before a grand jury about police corruption, was gunned down
by members of the Lennox Avenue Gang.
In 1935, the rst parking meters were installed in Oklahoma
In 1945, the United States exploded its rst experimental atom-
ic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo, N.M.
In 1951, the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
was rst published by Little, Brown and Co.
In 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the rst
manned mission to the surface of the moon.
In 1973, during the Senate Watergate hearings, former White
House aide Alexander P. Buttereld publicly revealed the exis-
tence of President Richard Nixons secret taping system.
In 1981, singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car was
struck by a tractor-trailer on New Yorks Long Island
In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister,
Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane, piloted
by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Marthas
Vineyard, Mass.
Ten years ago: The Irish Republican Army issued an unprece-
dented apology for hundreds of civilian deaths over 30 years.
Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh is 80. Soul singer
Denise LaSalle is 78. Soul singer William Bell is 73.
International Tennis Hall of Famer Margaret Court is 70.
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 64. Rock composer-musician
Stewart Copeland is 60. Playwright Tony Kushner is 56. Dancer
Michael Flatley is 54. Actor Daryl Chill Mitchell is 47. Actor
Jonathan Adams is 45. Actress Rain Pryor is 43. Actor Corey
Feldman is 41. Rock musician Ed Kowalczyk (Live) is 41. Rock
singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 38. Actress Jayma
Mays (TV: Glee) is 33. Actress AnnaLynne McCord is 25.
Actor-singer James Maslow is 22. Actor Mark Indelicato is 18.
Springsteen, McCartney
silenced by London curfew
LONDON Concert organizers
pulled the plug on rock stars Bruce
Springsteen and Paul McCartney after
the pair deed the sound curfew at
Londons Hyde Park, silencing their
microphones at the tail end of the show.
Springsteen had already exceeded the
10:30 p.m. curfew by half an hour
Saturday night when he welcomed
McCartney on stage and the pair sang
the Beatles hits I Saw Her Standing
There and Twist and Shout. But the
microphones were turned off before they
could thank the crowd, forcing them to
leave the stage in silence.
A statement from concert organizer
Live Nation said it was unfortunate that
Springsteens three-hour-plus perform-
ance was stopped right at the very end,
but it said that the curfew had been laid
down by the authorities in the interest
of the publics health and safety.
Huge concerts in Hyde Park, a 350-
acre (140-hectare) expanse of land-
scaped garden and parkland that abuts
some of Londons wealthiest neighbor-
hoods, have increasingly caused friction
between fans and the areas well-heeled
residents, many of whom gripe about the
late-night noise and nuisance.
With complaints on the rise, local of-
cials have decided that as of next year,
the number of concerts will be slashed
from 13 to nine. Also in 2013, they plan
to reduce crowd limits from 80,000 to
Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar in
Springsteens E-Street Band, criticized
Saturdays decision as heavy-handed.
English cops may be the only indi-
viduals left on earth that wouldnt want
to hear one more from Bruce
Springsteen and Paul McCartney! he
wrote on Twitter. On a Saturday night!
Who were we disturbing? Finally he
added: Theres no grudges to be held.
Just feel bad for our great fans. ... Its
some City Council stupid rule.
Londons flamboyant mayor, Boris
Johnson, said Sunday that the singers
should have been allowed to keep going.
It sounds to me like an excessively
efcacious decision, he told London
radio. You wont get that during the
Olympics. If theyd have called me, my
answer would have been for them to jam
in the name of the Lord!
Daredevil dancers perform
at London landmarks
LONDON Daredevil dancers have
sky-walked, bungee-jumped, and tum-
bled across some of the British capitals
best-known landmarks ahead of the
Olympic Games.
The performance called Surprises:
Streb saw red-suited acrobats
bounce up and down like yo-yos from
Londons futuristic Millennium Bridge,
while others walked across the roof of
Londons glass-domed city hall.
At the 17th-century stone column
known as The Monument, performers
spun around in what appeared to be a
giant hamster wheel.
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Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen had their show stopped early Saturday.
here are three prominent islands that
jut out in San Francisco Bay just as
you enter the Golden Gate. The one
that is one and half mile north of North Beach
was originally named Yerba Buena by the
explorer Ayala in the 1770s. The other island
to the east of San Francisco (originally Yerba
Buena) he named Alcatraz (later Goats Island
then Yerba Buena). To the north was a larger
island one named Angel Island. Apparently
the profusion of the plant, Yerba Buena,
occurred everywhere and the name became
applied to many places. The names were
switched to their present names by a British
ships captain, Frederick Beechey, who sur-
veyed the Bay in 1826.
In 1846, Julian Workman, co-owner of
Rancho La Puente and personal friend of Pio
Pico, was granted Alcatraz with the under-
standing he would build a lighthouse on it. He
never did fulll that promise. The military
governor of California, John E. Fremont,
acquired the island for the United States in
1846. Following the Treaty of Guadalupe
Hidalgo and the United States acquisition of
California, the U.S. Army began studying the
feasibility of Alcatraz as a base for coastal
batteries to protect the approach of ships
through the Golden Gate. In 1853, the rst
lighthouse on the West Coast was built on
Alcatraz. Its style was that of the Cape Cod
cottage style. The lens that powered the light-
house was imported from France and shipped
around South America. It was lit on June 1,
1854 and continued to light the area for 62
years when it was torn down and replaced
with the light the still beacons today. In addi-
tion to the lighthouse, a fog bell was estab-
lished on the north side of the island.
The island presented many challenges. All
food had to be brought to the island as well as
any fresh water. The currents of the Bay were
swift and dangerous allowing little chance for
escape. When the island was later used as a
prison, only a few prisoners are recorded as
trying to escape by swimming to the main-
In 1853, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
began fortifying the island. In 1858, Fort
Alcatraz acquired 200 soldiers and 11 can-
nons. When the Civil War began, 85 cannons
were put in casements around the island. Guns
and powder were stored at the garrison due to
the many Confederate sympathizers in San
Francisco. Due to the Civil War, many more
prisoners were held on the island and another
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Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Police reports
Second victim?
Someone reported that he was the second
victim of the previously reported vehicle
burglary on the 1600 block of Bayshore
Highway in Burlingame before 11:20
p.m. Tuesday, July 10.
Fraud. Fraudulent use of a credit card was
reported on Sunnyslope Avenue before 7:54
p.m. Monday, July 2.
Vandalism. Grafti was found on the rst
block of North Road before 2:07 p.m.
Monday, July 2.
Tampering with vehicle. Motorcycle locks
were broken on Continentals Way before
12:28 p.m. Monday, July 2.
Theft. Ipads were taken from a school on
Alameda de las Pulgas before 10:58 a.m.
Monday, July 2.
Drunk in public. Three people were in a dis-
pute on Village Court before 2:26 a.m.
Sunday, July 1.
Theft. A woman reported that her $1,000
locked bicycle was stolen from her carport
stall on Village Drive before 1:43 p.m. Friday,
June 29.
Disturbance. A man reported his mother
refused to give him his birth certicate and
passport on Nottingham Lane before 8:20
p.m. on Wednesday, July 11.
Assault and battery. A person reported being
punched and knocked down by a middle aged
bald man who escaped in a vehicle on
Timberhead Lane before 7:51 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 11.
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Teen shot in leg, hospitalized
A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in East Palo Alto
early Sunday morning, police said.
The shooting was reported around 2:45 a.m. in the 300
block of Azalia Drive, according to police.
Ofcers arriving on the scene located the victim, who was
suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg.
Police said the 19-year-old East Palo Alto resident was
taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening
No suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting.
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Outstanding suspects arrested
in attempted burglary incident
Two additional suspects were arrested this weekend in an
attempted burglary incident, Burlingame police said.
A total of four people have now been arrested in connection
with the incident, which was reported just before 11 a.m.
Friday when a resident spotted a group of men walking into
her neighbors backyard on the 2100 block of Easton Drive in
Burlingame, according to Capt. Mike Matteucci.
Police arrived in time to see four men eeing from the home
on foot. Two were apprehended, but the other two were not
located on Friday, despite an extensive search of the area,
Matteucci said. On Friday police arrested Broderick D. Pryor,
18, of San Francisco and Blake A. Green, 18, of South San
Francisco on suspicion of attempted burglary and conspiracy.
They were also allegedly found to be in possession of stolen
property from a residential burglary that occurred about 30
minutes earlier on the 100 block of Burlingame Avenue, and
driving a stolen car from a residential burglary that occurred in
Faireld this week.
Police are working to determine if the suspects are connect-
ed with any other daytime burglaries in San Mateo County,
Matteucci said. The outstanding suspects were located and
arrested Saturday.
Man armed with handgun arrested
after trying to steal hats from Macys
An 18-year-old man armed with a handgun was arrested
after allegedly trying to steal merchandise from the Macys
department store at San Franciscos Union Square on
Thursday evening, police said.
The robbery was reported around 7 p.m. Thursday at the
store near Geary and Stockton streets.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately available,
left the store with stolen hats and was confronted by an
employee, according to police.
The teen pushed the employee, a 59-year-old woman, and
then ed, but was subsequently taken into custody and was
found to have a concealed handgun on him, police said.
Local briefs
FRESNO Sewage sludge from
dozens of Southern California cities will
be heading to the San Joaquin Valley as
part of the regions latest mega-compost-
ing project, the Fresno Bee reports.
The Sanitation Districts of Los
Angeles County, which serves nearly
5.7 million people in 78 cities, has pur-
chased about 4,500 acres of farmland,
or a little more than seven square
miles, in Kings County, the newspaper
Plans call for trucking up to 500,000
tons a year of the waste, or biosolids, to
the site called Westlake Farms, where it
will be mixed with wood debris and
turned into compost.
The compost will be used to fertilize
elds of cotton, wheat, pomegranates,
pistachios and other crops, ofcials at
the sanitation agency said.
Though the $120 million project has
survived the appeal process over its
county-issued permit, and environmen-
tal groups settled a lawsuit over air-qual-
ity concerns years ago, environmental-
ists and some residents of nearby
Kettleman City remain concerned over
the project.
Were watching this sewage sludge
very closely, said Delano-based
lawyer Caroline Farrell of the Center
on Race, Poverty and the Environment,
which filed the air-quality lawsuit
against the composting project years
A biosolids-mixing building will lter
the sludge for odors and air pollutants,
and a special fabric will trap ozone-mak-
ing gases on composting piles, sanitation
ofcials said.
This is a top-notch, Cadillac system,
said Ajay Malik, supervising engineer
with the agency. We have addressed the
concerns about this project.
The facility will be developed in phas-
es, with about 100,000 tons of waste
being shipped a year to Kings County
during the rst phase, ofcials said.
Eventually up to 500,000 tons of
biosolids and about 400,000 tons of
green waste, or prunings could be
shipped to the facility on an annual
basis. Combined, they could produce
more than 300,000 tons of compost each
The first sludge will probably be
shipped to the facility late next summer.
SoCal sewage sludge to be
trucked to Kings County
AVALON Residents and business
owners of Santa Catalina Island have
formed a coalition to ght against a pro-
posal to dramatically raise their water
If state regulators approve the propos-
al by Southern California Edison to
increase water rates by 83 percent, the
utilitys 1,900 customers on the island
could pay roughly nine times more than
what those in Los Angeles pay. Edison
said the rate hike was necessary to
recover $19 million spent to improve its
aging facility on the 75-square-mile
The islanders, already frustrated that
Edison had raised their water rates by
300 percent over the last ve years, said
the additional increases would hurt a
local economy that has seen a steady
decline of visitors.
Sky-high utility costs will only
make it harder to do business in the
harbor town of Avalon, where rates
would be passed on to residents and
tourists, said Wayne Griffin, executive
director of the Catalina Island Chamber
of Commerce.
Edison, which acquired the islands
water, gas and electric utility in 1962,
said maintaining the water system has
been costly. Because the island has
very little water, Edison must rely on
the costly process of desalinating
ocean water, the utilitys vice president
of operations told the Los Angeles
We barge materials to the island.
Weve made seismic improvements at
dams and reservoirs, replaced a pump
house, repaired infrastructure damaged
by re and installed automated systems
all this, for 2,000 customers, Akbar
Jazayeri said.
Edison is proposing an alternative plan
before the California Public Utilities
Commission that would shift about $8
million of the increased costs to its 4.8
million electric ratepayers on the main-
The compromise would result in no
increase in island water rates.
Catalina Island fighting proposed water rate hike
CAMARILLO The average U.S.
price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped
about 7 cents over the past three weeks.
The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices
puts the average price for a gallon of reg-
ular at $3.41.
Analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday
that the national average for a gallon of
mid-grade is $3.57. For premium its
$3.69 a gallon.
Lundberg says diesel prices fell 5
cents a gallon over the past three weeks,
to $3.73.
Jackson, Miss., had the nations lowest
average price for gas at $3. Chicago had
the highest at $3.78.
In California, the lowest average price
was $3.59 in Fresno, while San
Franciscans paid the highest price at
Gas prices down about 7 cents over past 3 weeks
Plans call for trucking up to 500,000 tons a year of the waste
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Paul Larson

recently attended a
family funeral in
Southern California.
The burial took
place at a long
established Catholic
Cemetery which
later decided to build a Mortuary facility on
their property. I knew from past experience
that this cemetery was well maintained and
had a good reputation. The immediate
family had other loved-ones buried at the
cemetery and wished to return this time too.
With the knowledge that this cemetery had a
Mortuary on the grounds they trusted it to be
convenient and decided to have this facility
handle the funeral arrangements.
Prior to the funeral I had some phone
contact with the Mortuary staff and saw
nothing out of the ordinary. But soon after I
spoke to family members who relayed
troubling details such as higher than average
costs, questionable service and other
apprehensions that raised a red-fag. I
listened carefully taking into consideration
that funerals and arrangements may be
conducted differently in Southern California
(as compared to here on the Peninsula).
Later though I discovered that these
concerns and others were all valid as I
experienced them myself during the funeral.
Coming from the background of owning
a family run and community supportive
funeral home I was embarrassed at what I
saw as a production line process with little
compassion or time to care for the families
this Mortuary is supposed to be serving.
I wondered how the Catholic Church
could allow this Mortuary to operate in such
a manner? Well, I did some research and
discovered that the Archdiocese of Los
Angeles has mortuaries located on a
number of their cemetery properties, but
does not operate them. According to the
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Southern
California the Archdiocese has an
arrangement with Stewart Enterprises
which is a New Orleans based mortuary
corporation. Stewart Enterprises runs a
website called Catholic
giving a misleading impression to many that
the Catholic Church operates these facilities.
When patronizing one of these
mortuaries on Catholic cemetery grounds
most families assume that they will be
receiving a level of comfort as they would
from their local church or parish priest.
None of this was evident during my
experience of extremely high costs
(compared to what was received) and the
dis-interested service provided by the
mortuary staff. I dont see this as a failing
of the Catholic cemetery, but of those in
charge of running this mortuary.
The point Im trying to make is to do
your homework and shop for a Funeral
establishment you are comfortable with.
Just because a Mortuary is located on
cemetery property doesnt mean they are
your only choice or that they offer fair costs
or give better quality ofservice. You have
the right to select what ever funeral home
you wish to conduct the arrangements. Talk
to various funeral directors, and ask friends
and families who they would recommend.
If you ever wish to discuss cremation,
funeral matters or want to make pre-
planning arrangements please feel free to
call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF
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enlarged jail was built. By modern standards,
the cells were too small, a re hazard and
were inhumane. With the rise of the Spanish-
American War, the prison population grew
In 1857, a citadel that housed personnel,
food, prisoners in single cells, and it became
the focal point for Alcatrazs social life. It was
torn down in 1908 to make way for the third
prison. Over the years, it became apparent that
the isolation of the island of Alcatraz would
be better used as a place to hold prisoners and
the military use for protection became less
important as much better sites were available
at the Presidio and Marin County. In 1912, a
new prison was nished that could house 600
prisoners. From 1915 forward, the island was
used as a prisoner detention center only and
was designated as Pacific Branch, U.S.
Disciplinary Barracks.
In 1933, the Federal Bureau of Prisons took
charge of Alcatraz. The nation seemed like it
was on a crime spree due mainly to the crime
generated in the 1920s due to prohibition. The
prison was improved for these high-prole
prisoners to be sent here from Leavenworth,
Kan. During the next 29 years of use as a
prison, such notable prisoners such as Al
Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (Birdman of
Alcatraz), George Machine Gun Kelly,
Mickey Cohen, Doc Baker, etc. resided
Due to its unique position in the San
Francisco Bay, expenses to house prisoners
were high. The penitentiary closed March 21,
1963, due to the excessive cost of keeping
prisoners on the Island.
Beginning on Nov. 20, 1969, a group of
American Indians, called United Indians of
All Tribes, began occupying the island
demanding rights for all American Indians.
For the next two years, they remained on the
island demanding that it be rebuilt as an
Indian educational center, ecology center and
cultural center. During this occupation, sever-
al buildings were destroyed by re and graf-
ti was visible everywhere before this standoff
At present, the National Park Service is in
charge of the Island. In 1976, the entire island
was listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and was further declared a National
Historic Landmark in 1986.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold Fredricks
appears in the Monday edition of the Daily
Continued from page 3
FONTANA In the foreclo-
sure-battered inland stretches of
California, local government of-
cials desperate for change are
weighing a controversial but inven-
tive way to x troubled mortgages:
Condemn them.
Officials from San Bernardino
County and two of its cities have
formed a local agency to consider
the plan. But investors who stand to
lose money on their mortgage
investments have been quick to reg-
ister their displeasure.
Discussion of the idea is taking
place in one of the epicenters of the
housing crisis, a working-class
region east of Los Angeles where
housing prices have plummeted.
Last week brought another sharp
reminder of the crisis when the
210,000-strong city of San
Bernardino, struggling after shrunk-
en home prices walloped local tax
revenues, announced it would seek
bankruptcy protection.
Now and amid skepticism on
many fronts ofcials from the
surrounding county of San
Bernardino and cities of Fontana
and Ontario have created a joint
powers authority to consider what
role local governments could take to
stem the crisis. The goal is to keep
homeowners saddled by large mort-
gage payments from losing their
homes which are now valued at a
fraction of what they were once
Pain and misery
We just have too much pain and
misery in this county to call off a
public discussion like this, said
David Wert, a county spokesman.
The idea was broached by a group
of West Coast nanciers who sug-
gest using the power of eminent
domain, which lets the government
seize private property for public
use. In this case, they would con-
demn troubled mortgages so they
could seize them from the investors
who own them. Then the mortgages
would be rewritten so the borrowers
would have significantly lower
monthly payments.
Steven Gluckstern, chairman of
the newly formed San Francisco-
based Mortgage Resolution
Partners, says his main concern is to
help the economy, which is being
held back by the mortgage crisis.
This is not a bunch of Wall Street
guys sitting around saying, `How do
we make money? he said. This
was a bunch of Wall Street guys sit-
ting around saying, `How do you
solve this problem?
Typically, eminent domain has
been used to clear property for
infrastructure projects like high-
ways, schools and sewage plants.
But supporters say that giving help
to struggling borrowers is also a
legitimate use of eminent domain,
because its in the public interest.
Under the proposal, a city or
county would sign on as a client of
Mortgage Resolution Partners, then
condemn certain mortgages. The
mortgages are typically owned by
private investors like hedge funds
and pension funds.
Under eminent domain, the city
or county would be required to pay
those investors fair value for the
seized mortgages. So Mortgage
Resolution Partners would nd pri-
vate investors to fund that.
Under water
Mortgage Resolution Partners
will focus on mortgages where the
borrowers are current on their pay-
ments but are under water, mean-
ing their mortgage costs more than
the home is worth. After being con-
demned and seized, the mortgages
would be rewritten based on the
homes current values. The borrow-
ers would get to stay, but with
cheaper monthly payments. The
city or county would resell the loans
to other private investors, so it could
pay back the investors who funded
the seizure and pay a at fee to
Mortgage Resolution Partners.
The company says that overall, all
parties will be happy. The home-
owners, for obvious reasons. The
cities, for stemming economic
blight without using taxpayer
bailouts. And even the investors
whose mortgage investments are
Mortgage Resolution Partners g-
ures they should be glad to unload a
risky asset.
Rick Rayl, an eminent domain
lawyer in Irvine, Calif., who is not
connected to the company, isnt so
The lenders are going to be
livid, he said. He thinks the plan
could have unintended conse-
quences, like discouraging banks
and other lenders from making new
mortgage loans in an area.
The company says that focusing
on borrowers who are current on
their loans is a smart way to do busi-
ness, rewarding those who are
already working hard to keep their
But, Rayl pointed out, those are
also the exact mortgages that
investors are eager to keep.
Cities eye plan to seize mortgages
SACRAMENTO A high-ranking ofcial
at the California Department of Parks and
Recreation carried out a secret vacation buy-
out program last year for himself and other
employees at the departments headquarters,
just as the agency was planning to close 70
state parks due to budget cuts.
According to an internal audit, other docu-
ments and interviews with former employees,
the unauthorized buyout program cost the
state more than $271,000 money that could
have been used to keep several parks open,
The Sacramento Bee reported.
In total, 56 employees took advantage of the
buyout, mostly between May and July 2011,
said Richard Stapler, a spokesman for the
California Natural Resources Agency, which
oversees the parks department. The buyouts
were only made available to employees at
parks headquarters.
Under the program, some staffers at the
headquarters were able to sell their unused
vacation time back to the state, an offer that
was not approved by the state Department of
Human Resources, as required by state law,
said Lynelle Jolley, a spokeswoman for the
human resources department.
Because of the states budget woes, no vaca-
tion buyouts have been approved by the
agency since 2007, she said.
They denitely did not authorize this,
Stapler said.
The buyout requests were not submitted on
ofcial forms, but in some cases, were instead
written on Post-It notes, apparently in an
attempt to avoid leaving a paper trail, accord-
ing to an internal parks department audit
obtained by The Bee.
The audit also found that investigators were
told that the knowledge of the leave buyout
plan was not to go out to anyone . and that the
leave buyout plan was not to be referred to or
discussed in email communications, The Bee
The Natural Resources Agency would not
release the name of the ofcial responsible for
carrying out the vacation buyouts, citing state
laws that forbid disclosing personnel matters
Ted Jackson, a retired deputy director of
operations at the parks department, and
Brent Marshall, a spokesman for the State
Park Peace Officers Management
Association, identified the official as
Manuel Thomas Lopez, who was deputy
director of administrative services at the
parks department.
Feds to reroute SF Bay
ships to protect whales
SAN FRANCISCO Scientists studying
the carcass of a 47-foot n whale that washed
up on a beach in the Point Reyes National
Seashore last month found the creatures spine
and ribs severed, likely from the propeller of
one of the huge cargo ships that sail those
There have been many victims of such acci-
dents in recent years as migrating blue, n and
humpback whales have been lured close to
Californias shore by plentiful krill, the
shrimp-like organisms they eat. All three
species are endangered.
Now, after a two-year effort spurred by the
uptick in accidents, federal maritime ofcials
have approved a plan to protect whales in and
around San Francisco Bay. It includes rerout-
ing shipping trafc and establishing better
ways to track whale locations.
The changes crafted by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
shipping industry representatives, whale
researchers and the Coast Guard will likely
take effect next year, after a nal review by the
United Nations International Maritime
Audit reveals secret buyouts
at state parks headquarters
State brief
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By Julie Pace
WASHINGTON Four months from
Election Day, President Barack Obama has an
edge in support among women, African-
Americans, Hispanics and young people,
groups that could swing the race in
He retains the power of incumbency and
people generally like him.
But there are indications that Obamas sup-
porters arent as enthusiastic about him as
they once were, and the Democrat no longer is
in a fundraising league of his own, with
Republican Mitt Romney and GOP-leaning
groups raking in the campaign cash.
Plus, the shaky economy, which crashed in
fall of 2008 and helped Obama capture the
presidency, is a huge vulnerability. Come
November, it could trump all his other advan-
Power of Incumbency: Hes the president,
and that means he can set the national agenda.
Its a power Obama has put to good use dur-
ing his re-election campaign. He used the
anniversary of Osama bin Ladens death to
remind voters of his national security creden-
tials. He made a direct appeal to Hispanics by
announcing a more lenient immigration poli-
cy for people who came to the U.S. illegally
as children. The president also already is
known to the public so his campaign can
focus its efforts on dening Romney instead
of spending time and money introducing
Obama leads Romney
among women, African-
Americans, Hispanics and
young people, edges with
key voting blocs that
could help him capture
battleground states. The
Obama campaign is bank-
ing on support from
Hispanics to win out west
in places like Nevada and Colorado, and in
Virginia, where the Hispanic population has
High turnout among African-Americans
would help Obama in North Carolina. And if
Obama wins the women vote, it would be a
signicant boost to his efforts to reach the 270
electoral votes needed for victory.
There is no greater threat to Obamas re-
election prospects than the economy. Even the
most loyal Obama supporters say that if the
already shaky economy softens any further
before Election Day, the presidents chances
of winning will be signicantly diminished.
The nations unemployment rate is stuck
above 8 percent, though it has come down
from its high of 10.1 percent in 2009. No one
in the White House or Obama campaign
expect significant economic improvement
before the election.
But advisers do fear that the economy could
get worse, it could cement the notion with
voters that the president is the wrong econom-
ic steward.
Obamas pros and cons as
summer campaign starts
By Kasie Hunt
WASHINGTON As the White House
challenger, Mitt Romney can seize on the
attention that accompanies the selection of a
running mate. When the London Olympics
get under way, he can use that spotlight to
play up his leadership of the 2002 Winter
Games in Salt Lake City.
His candidacy also is beneting from the
fundraising power of outside GOP-aligned
political groups that are spending millions on
TV ads to promote him and undercut
President Barack Obama. The weak econom-
ic recovery offers the chance for Romney to
make inroads among unhappy voters.
Not all is rosy, however, for the former
Massachusetts governor.
Health care is the last thing Romney wants
to talk about. As he appeals to independent
voters, he has to fend off charges that by mov-
ing to the middle, hes changing core posi-
tions for political purposes.
Picking a vice president: Its one of the
biggest decisions Romney will make during
the campaign and will shed light on Romneys
judgment at a time when voters are just get-
ting to know him. Announcing the decision
will ensure that he can dominate headlines,
for a few days at least, in the middle of an oth-
erwise slow summer, and could provide a
fundraising boost. With a running mate in
place, Romney will gain a new top surrogate
who is likely to act in the traditional role of a
vice presidential nominee: attacking the top of
the other ticket Obama in this case.
The Olympics: The
2012 Games in London
are made for Romney as
he looks to showcase one
of his signature achieve-
ments, his work running
the 2002 Olympics in Salt
Lake City. The event was
mired in scandal before
Utah leaders hired
Romney to try and dig
them out of the mess. Romneys campaign so
far has refrained from introducing to the gen-
eral electorate his record as steward of the
Olympics, but aides have planned extensively
for the August games. Look for Romney do
interviews with major media outlets and
attend the opening ceremonies as well as a
few events.
Its the last thing Romney wants to talk
about. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that
the key part of Obamas health care law - the
requirement that all in the U.S. carry health
insurance - is constitutional under the power
Congress has to levy taxes. Romney enacted a
similar mandate in Massachusetts when he
was governor, calling the requirement a penal-
ty instead of a tax.
After the Supreme Court decision, a senior
Romney adviser appeared on MSNBC and
said Romney didnt believe either mandate
was a tax; the candidate reversed that position
just a few days later, telling CBS that
Obamas mandate is a tax. The contradictions
weaken Romneys ability to attack Obama on
health care, potentially a critical campaign
Romney faces summer
of hurdles, opportunities
Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
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DAMASCUS, Syria Syrias
16-month bloodbath crossed an
important symbolic threshold
Sunday as the international Red
Cross formally declared the conict
a civil war, a status with implications
for potential war crimes prosecu-
The Red Cross statement came as
United Nations observers gathered
new details on what happened in a
village where dozens were reported
killed in a regime assault. After a
second visit to Tremseh on Sunday,
the team said Syrian troops went
door-to-door in the small farming
community, checking residents IDs
and then killing some and taking oth-
ers away.
According to the U.N., the attack
appeared to target army defectors
and activists.
Pools of blood and brain matter
were observed in a number of
homes, a U.N. statement said.
Syria denied U.N. claims that gov-
ernment forces had used heavy
weapons such as tanks, artillery and
helicopters during the attack
Syrian Foreign Ministry
spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the
violence was not a massacre as
activists and many foreign leaders
have alleged but a military opera-
tion targeting armed ghters who
had taken control of the village.
What happened wasnt an attack
on civilians, Makdissi told reporters
Sunday in Damascus. He said 37
gunmen and two civilians were
killed - a far lower death toll than the
one put forward by anti-regime
activists, some of whom estimated
the dead at more than 100.
What has been said about the use
of heavy weapons is baseless,
Makdissi added.
The U.N. has implicated President
Bashar Assads forces in the assault.
The head of the U.N. observer mis-
sion said Friday that monitors sta-
tioned near Tremseh saw the army
using heavy weaponry and attack
The ghting was some of the latest
in the uprising against Assad, which
activists say has killed more than
17,000 people. Violence continued
Sunday, with more clashes reported
around the capital, Damascus.
The bloodshed appeared to be
escalating. On Sunday, the
International Committee of the Red
Cross said it now considers the
Syrian conict a civil war, meaning
international humanitarian law
applies throughout the country.
Also known as the rules of war,
humanitarian law grants all parties in
a conict the right to use appropriate
force to achieve their aims. The
Geneva-based groups assessment is
an important reference for determin-
ing how much and what type of force
can be used, and it can form the basis
for war crimes prosecutions, espe-
cially if civilians are attacked or
detained enemies are abused or
We are now talking about a non-
international armed conict in the
country, ICRC spokesman Hicham
Hassan said.
War crimes prosecutions would
have been possible even without the
Red Cross statement. But Sundays
pronouncement adds weight to any
prosecution argument that Syria is in
a state of war a prerequisite for a
war crimes case.
Red Cross: Syrian conflict is civil war
Two members of the Free Syrian Army hold their weapons as they take de-
fense positions in a house in El Moalimin neighborhood in Homs Saturday.
CAIRO The head of Egypts military
took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim
Brotherhood, warning that he wont let the
fundamentalist group dominate the country,
only hours after U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton urged him to work
with Egypts elected Islamist leaders.
Clintons visit to Egypt underscored the dif-
culty Washington faces in trying to wield its
inuence amid the countrys stormy post-
Hosni Mubarak power struggles. Protesters
chanting against the U.S. - sometimes reach-
ing several hundred - sprung up at several
sites Clinton visited this weekend. On
Sunday, protesters threw tomatoes, water bot-
tles and shoes at her motorcade as she left a
ceremony marking the opening of a new U.S.
consulate in the Mediterranean city of
Islamist Mohammed Morsi, a longtime
Brotherhood figure, was sworn two weeks
ago as Egypts first democratically elected
president. Led by Field Marshal Hussein
Tantawi, the military handed over power to
him June 30 after ruling Egypt for 16
The military, however, dissolved the
Brotherhood-led parliament and stripped
Morsi of signicant authorities in the days
before his inauguration, while retaining over-
whelming powers for itself, including legisla-
tive power and control of the writing of a new
The United States is in a difcult spot when
it comes to dealing with post-Mubarak Egypt
eager to be seen as a champion of democ-
racy and human rights after three decades of
close ties with the ousted leader despite his
abysmal record in advancing either.
This has involved some uncomfortable
changes, including occasional criticism of
Americas longtime faithful partners in
Egypts military as it grabs more power and
words of support for Islamist parties far more
skeptical of U.S. intentions in Egypt and the
rest of the Middle East.
Clintons calls fall flat
in Egypt political fight
BAMAKO, Mali Al-Qaida-linked radi-
cal Islamists in northern Mali have enlisted
new ghters from a tribal militia to strength-
en their grip on the region, according to a wit-
ness and the group, amid growing internation-
al concern that Mali could become a lawless
launch pad for terrorist activities.
A resident of Douentza town told The
Associated Press on Sunday that some 400
combatants of the government-backed
Gandakoy militia appear to have broken ranks
and joined the Islamists, bolstering the radi-
cals edge over ethnic Tuareg rebels in the area.
The witness, reached by phone from Bamako,
declined to be named for fear of reprisals by
the Islamists of the Ansar Dine group.
One of the groups Timbuktu-based ght-
ers, Oumar Ould Hamaha, conrmed the res-
idents observation, saying the Gandakoy mil-
itants in in Douentza are 100 percent with
Ansar Dine.
After a coup that ousted Malis democratic
government in March, ethnic Tuareg rebels
seeking secession took control of the coun-
trys north - an area larger than France - but
were driven out in June by the Islamists vow-
ing to introduce an ultra-strict interpretation
of Islamic law, the Shariah. They are estimat-
ed to number about 700 ghters, but exact g-
ures are not available.
You know, this is not just another coup as
one often thinks with a distant regard on
Africa, French President Francois Hollande
said. No. In northern Mali we have a terror-
ism that has founded a structure, an organiza-
tion, holds a territory ... and seeks to engage
in terrorism not only where it has already
established itself, but at an African level and
maybe even in Europe, he said in a TV-inter-
view Saturday.
Radical Islamists in Mali linked
to al-Qaida enlist new militia
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Insults or facts?
In response to Oscar Lopez-Guerras
letter Response to Issues with
Lempert published in the July 6 edi-
tion of the Daily Journal, I respect
Lopez-Guerra and generally agree with
his consistent letters to the Daily
Journal, but I must counter this one.
Readers would have been better
served if Lopez-Guerra had addressed
the actual topics and issues in my letter
Issues with Lempert (published in the
June 30-July 1 weekend edition of the
Daily Journal) rather than personally
defending Ms. Lempert, although he
states that she needs no defense.
My opinions were based on facts.
The San Mateo City Council (in partic-
ular Lee and Lempert), along with
Groom, Matthews and Epstein, had
issues with gambling in San Mateo.
Anyone can reread the minutes from
the numerous meetings and conrm
My comments of Lempert were not
of a personal nature. They were related
to her political beliefs and decisions.
I would like to emphasize the key
word: political.
My comments encompassed all lead-
ership which promoted the loss of the
historic sport of horse racing in San
Mateo but made sure the gambling
revenue from a pari-mutuel betting par-
lor was retained. I personally have no
issues with the Jockey Club and do
patronize it on occasion. But if the city
and county can refer to a gambling
entity as a high-end sounding Jockey
Club (similar sounding to a golf and
country club yet not having the stigma
of words such as racino, casino, card
room or betting parlor attached), I
believe that the entity is still gambling
and therefore my conclusion is that the
leaderships decision was hypocritical.
Sorry Lopez-Guerra, if you view that as
an insult. I view it as fact.
You may want to reread Ms.
Lemperts column and then determine
who is throwing out insults.
Linda Slocum Lara
San Mateo
Misunderstood care
Reacting to my letter to the editor
Negative externalities on society pub-
lished in the June 11 edition of the
Daily Journal, John Bloomstine of San
Carlos asks How can one truly care
for the unborn and be in support of
funding the largest abortion provider,
Planned Parenthood? (Who really
cares for the unborn? published in the
June 26 edition of the Daily Journal).
It is rare for me to quote President
Reagan, but his famous words here
you go again seem appropriate. This
may not have an impact on Mr.
Bloomstine and his ilk, but, for the
record, I can not think of any organiza-
tion that does more to prevent abortions
than Planned Parenthood. The most
effective way to prevent abortion is to
prevent unwanted pregnancies through
sex education and availability of con-
traceptives. This is among Planned
Parenthoods main objectives, besides
general health care for women which
includes breast and cervical cancer
detection early stages.
Abortion is but a minor part of what
Planned Parenthood does. The actual
proportion of Planned Parenthoods
abortion activities is nowhere near the
percentage that math-challenged
Republican Senator Jon Kyle recently
The most amazing thing though, is
that so many people fail to grasp that
abortions are greatly reduced by exact-
ly what nonprot Planned Parenthood
is doing. Thus, Planned Parenthood is
worth support and compassion.
Nevertheless, abortions, due to the con-
dition of the fetus, the mothers health
and age and the often horrible circum-
stances surrounding unwanted pregnan-
cies, are unfortunately still facts of life
that cannot be ignored, despite heart-
less exploration for political reasons.
Finally, how could Mr. Bloomstine
miss my main point that stricter envi-
ronmental laws would reduce the num-
ber of innocent babies born with birth
defects due to industry caused pollution
and then often be denied medical care
due to pre-existing conditions? What
does that have to do with his pet sub-
ject: abortion?
Jorg Aadahl
San Mateo
Vandalism of newspaper racks
Why is there continuous vandalism
of our newspaper racks? Many of us
depend on the news and advertising in
the local papers. Not all of us have the
electronic marvels of the age.
Paul Roelofson
San Bruno
Sally Lieber for
District 13 state Senate
In this country, inequality has grown
steadily with 0.1 percent of the popula-
tion earning 25 percent of the gross
wages. The gap between the highest
and lowest income Americans has
grown exponentially. For most
Americans, minimum wages havent
increased since the 1970s. Without fair
economic opportunities, the important
American dream has become derailed.
Luckily, California has one legislator
who has worked tirelessly to create
equality in economic systems. Former
assemblywoman Sally Lieber, who is
currently a candidate for the 13th
District Senate seat, worked to raise
minimum wage. As an assembly-
women, Liebers work helped increase
the earnings of low-income workers by
$10 billion statewide.
Lieber also understands how impor-
tant education is for economic opportu-
nities. She worked to increase funding
for preschools in underserved commu-
nities. She implemented programs to
make higher education affordable
including offering access to Cal Grants,
allowing thousands of students to
attend college.
I know Sally Lieber is the right
choice for a fair and prosperous
Garett Wessel
In response to David Jonson
In his letter published in the June 29
edition of the Daily Journal, David
Jonson starts his criticism against the
Fortnight For Freedom by the Catholic
Bishops that took place June 1 to July 4.
He classies it as an example of church
bullying by the Catholic Bishops.
Well, David, you seem to be confused
on this issue. This was a vicious frontal
attack by the Obamas Health and
Human Services (HHS) Mandate, which
tells the Catholic Church and all
Christian religions that they must violate
Gods laws, statutes and
Commandments, or else! In others
words, it is the Congress, our federal
socialist government, that is doing all the
bullying by its tyrannical demands,
threats and intimidation. Its an obvious
diabolical attack against religious liberty.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1808, I
consider the government of the United
States as interdicted by the Constitution
from intermeddling with religious insti-
tutions, their doctrines, discipline or
exercises. This is a clear case of a vio-
lation of our First Amendment rights. It
clearly states, Congress shall make no
law respecting an establishment of reli-
gion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof; or abridging the freedom of
speech. This I consider also a violation
of the separation of church and state.
Lastly, David brought up another
issue that there is a difference between
the civil rights efforts of Dr. King and
the Catholic bishops efforts for reli-
gious liberty, a God-given right. Well,
David, this is easy to answer. Just dif-
ferent issues of our constitutional
rights. Dr. Kings fought for human
rights and equality; the Catholic
Churchs ghts for religious liberty, a
right to worship God without violating
his laws.
Ross Foti
Letters to the editor
LAFCo to
the rescue
ost people have never heard of San Mateo Countys
Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCo.
That can be said of most of our special districts.
But lately LAFCo has made the headlines because of the
embezzlement charges at the San Mateo County Mosquito and
Vector Control District.
LAFCos exist in every county under state legislation. One of
its tasks is to monitor and evaluate the performance of special
districts in its area. In addition to mosquitoes and rats, that
would also include our two
health care districts,
Peninsula and Sequoia. Each
of these agencies collect
On Wednesday, LAFCo
will vote on the future of the
Mosquito and Vector Control
District. Staff is recommend-
ing that the district be dis-
solved and its work become a
special department of the
county. Instead of 21 board
members who share authority
with a general manager, the
district would continue its
work under the guidance of
the ve-member Board of Supervisors and the county manager.
The districts cumbersome structure a weak board and man-
ager combined with lack of good business practices led to a
failure of nancial oversight.
A newly hired nance director the one charged with
embezzlement was perhaps not properly vetted. And the
districts alleged use of credit cards for legal costs and major
purchases was not standard practice. The district now main-
tains it has learned its lesson, has tightened its controls and
opposes the nding that it be dissolved and its functions moved
to the county. As for the 21 public board members, each repre-
senting a city in San Mateo County and the county itself, they
probably dont want to give up their monthly stipend, free
health care and trips to conferences. But it would sure save a
lot of money.
LAFCo can issue but not mandate a nding. If the LAFCo
board endorses dissolution, what happens next is more compli-
cated especially if the nding is opposed. Some agency for
example, the county or a city must start the action. LAFCo
holds a noticed protest hearing. If less than 50 percent of regis-
tered voters protest, the dissolution occurs. If the Mosquito and
Vector Control District opposes dissolution and no agency
takes action, the status quo remains. If the district agrees to the
ndings then the work of mosquito abatement and vector con-
trol will move to the county. No one is complaining about the
excellent work the staff does in the eld.
This is difcult territory for LAFCo. It is fortunate the new
chair is Linda Craig, an expert in good government and
nance. Craig is a longtime member of the League of Women
Voters and one-time chair of the Bay Area League. After Craig,
a Menlo Park resident, raised her children, she worked for
Portola Valley as its city clerk and did nancial reports since at
the time there was no city administrator. She then she worked
in the city managers ofce and in the nance department
doing accounting and budgeting for several cities
Sunnyvale, Santa Barbara, Palo Alto and Santa Clara. After
retiring, she was appointed a LAFCo alternate in 2006 and in
2010 a full member. She has attended every meeting for the
past six years. That resume and track record make her a perfect
t in fullling LAFCos mission. Craig modestly admits, the
work is right up my alley.
LAFCo has seven members: two members of the Board of
Supervisors, two city councilmembers, two members of special
districts and one public member Linda Craig. The executive
ofcer is Martha Poyatos.
We know our city councilmembers and supervisors. They are
vetted by periodic elections and our appraisals based on what
we read, hear and observe when we attend a meeting. But
members of special districts like the Mosquito and Vector
Control District and other agencies not under LAFCo such as
the South Bayside Waste Management Authority, which is also
in the news because of questionable contracts cited by a whis-
tle blower who has since lost her job, are usually unknown.
Even members of the two health care districts who are elected
by voters in their sphere of inuence dont get much attention.
At the same time, a certain amount of expertise is necessary if
these bodies are to oversee their respective agencies. Whether
its an elected ofcial, city/county staff or a public member,
you need someone like Linda Craig on these agencies.
Someone who knows good government practices and can ask
the right questions. If we cant clone Linda, we need to provide
appropriate training for these members and some criteria for
their election/appointment. Otherwise, we are going to end up
with decisions which dont serve the taxpayers.
Sue Lempert is the former mayor of San Mateo. Her column
runs every Monday. She can be reached at sue@smdailyjour-
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Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Christina Rexrode
NEW YORK More companies are
getting together these days, but its no
big deal.
Corporate mergers and acquisitions
were up for the rst six months of this
year in the United States, but only if you
measure a certain way: The number of
deals announced grew to nearly 5,900
through June, up from about 5,100 in
the first half of 2011, according to
research rm Dealogic.
Measure by what really counts, the
dollars, and all that activity looks far
less impressive: The average deal
announced in the rst half was valued at
$68 million, down from $102 million a
year ago.
I wish I had better news, says
Amanda Levin, who tracks mergers and
acquisitions at Mergermarket, a research
rm. Its all doom and gloom.
Blame the economy and uncertainty.
Businesses dont know how long the
debt crisis in Europe will last, who will
win the presidential election, what will
happen to corporate tax rates and where
gasoline prices will go next.
Financing is cheap for potential buy-
ers, with interest rates at historic lows,
but businesses may not see a rush to
secure nancing because the Federal
Reserve plans to keep rates low for at
least two more years.
The M&A slowdown isnt for lack of
cash: Companies are sitting on near-
record piles of it, socking it away ever
since the Great Recession. The Federal
Reserve calculates that nonfinancial
companies have stored $1.7 trillion in
cash and other liquid assets, up 17 per-
cent from three years ago.
Businesses seem content to hold on to
their money.
People dont like to make big deci-
sions, the consequences of which they
will have to live with for a very long
time, when there is so much uncertain-
ty, says Anil Shivdasani, a professor in
the business school at the University of
North Carolina. And in those situa-
tions, doing nothing is often seen as the
safer route.
Its not just the United States.
Mergers and acquisitions around the
world are down 16 percent by volume in
the rst six months of this year com-
pared to the same period in 2011,
according to Dealogic. It measures
M&A volume by adding up the prices
that buyers expect to pay in announced
deals. In the U.S., mergers and acquisi-
tions are off 23 percent and had their
slowest rst half since 2003.
There have been signs of life lately: In
just the past two weeks, Anheuser-
Busch InBev agreed to buy the half of
Corona maker Grupo Modelo it doesnt
already own for $20.1 billion in cash.
Campbell Soup said it planned to buy
healthy-foods purveyor Bolthouse
Farms for $1.55 billion. And health
insurer WellPoint said it would buy
Medicaid specialist Amerigroup for
$4.46 billion.
Still, what Mergermarket calls
megadeals, deals worth more than $10
billion, are down 20 percent across the
globe so far this year. Megadeals made
up 12 percent of announced deals in the
rst half. Three years ago, they made up
30 percent.
Even private-equity firms, whose
express purpose is to buy companies,
are taking a break. And its not that
would-be buyers dont have cash to
spend they do. They just dont have
any condence in whats to come.
Mergers, when two companies com-
bine, and acquisitions, when one com-
pany buys another, are inherently risky:
Will the two sides play nice? Does
either company have hidden losses or
other dark secrets? Will the combo be
too big to manage?
The riskiness of deals is exactly what
makes them an important window on
the economy. More M&A signals that
companies are hopeful about the future
and condent in their own strength. If
the latest M&A data is any indication,
companies are neither particularly hope-
ful nor particularly condent.
Dealogic estimates that private-equity
rms have sold off more than theyve
bought in M&A deals so far this year.
Thats happened in only two other six-
month periods since the rm started
keeping records in 1995.
Doom and gloom
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is
recalling more than 10,000 redesigned
2013 Escape SUVs to x carpet padding
that could get in the way of braking.
Ford says that wrongly positioned car-
pet padding could reduce space around
the pedals and cause drivers to hit the
side of the brake pedal when switching
from the accelerator.
The auto maker told the National
Highway Trafc Safety Administration
that dealers will remove the carpet
padding and replace a console trim panel
at no charge.
Ford said the recall covered 8,266
vehicles in the U.S. Ford spokeswoman
Marcey Zwiebel said it also affected
about 2,000 vehicles in Canada and a
couple hundred in Mexico.
Zwiebel said Ford had not received
any reports of accidents or injuries relat-
ed to the problem, which she said was
discovered "through internal evalua-
tions. The vehicles were built between
March 8 and June 7 at Fords assembly
plant in Louisville, Ky.
The recall is expected to begin July
23. Owners may call the automaker at
Ford sold 28,500 Escapes last month,
up 28 percent from June 2011.
Ford recalls Escape crossover vehicles
By Ryan Nakashima
LOS ANGELES Channel blackouts such as the one that
resulted from the recent spat between Viacom and DirecTV have
become far more common over the past three years. Consumers
can thank the changing dynamics of the entertainment industry.
Media companies such as Viacom and Disney have become
steadily more protable since the gloom of the recession lifted in
early 2010. But the cable and satellite providers that pay to carry
their channels have seen protability virtually stagnate as they
ght each other for subscribers.
The squeeze has prompted distributors such as Dish and
DirecTV to revolt against higher programming costs. Consumers
are left in the crossre.
DirecTV subscribers havent been able to view Viacom chan-
nels such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1 since
Tuesday, when the two companies failed to reach a contract
agreement over content fees. The companies are still negotiating,
but the channel blackout for consumers has continued through
the weekend.
The industrys cost pressures mean such ghts are likely to
I think this is the new normal, says Barton Crockett, an ana-
lyst with Lazard Capital. Its getting to be a little bit more of a
battle between life and death for these guys.
The rising number of disputes is largely the result of the stag-
nant market for pay television. Simply put, there arent many
new households being formed in the sluggish economy, and
those who want to pay for TV already do. Some 101 million
American households subscribe to cable or satellite service.
Thats about 87 percent of homes, a proportion that has remained
unchanged since 2009, according to Leichtman Research Group,
which studies media and entertainment.
Behind the TV
channel blackouts:
stalling profits
<< As sweep Twins with 9-4 win, page 12
Wiggins holds lead at Tour de France, page 13
Monday, July 16, 2012
It appears that its going to take a
special effort to handle the red-hot
Belmont-Redwood Shores All-
It took the boppers from Belmont
four innings to put 15 runs on the
scoreboard and handily dispose of
San Lorenzo 15-5 in Game 1 of
their Section 3 championship bid.
It was a hit parade that began
early and would not let up.
Ryan Anderson, Belmont-
Redwood Shores lead off hitter,
smacked a line drive to center for a
single to begin the game. Coupling
errors and his speed, Anderson ulti-
mately stole second, third and home
for the rst run of Belmonts tour-
nament with the inning ending in a
1-0 lead.
What little adversity San Lorenzo
would provide in the game came
early on.
With Brad Shimabuku on the hill,
San Lorenzos No. 3 hitter crushed
a ball over the fence to give his team
a 2-1 lead. Shimabuku shook off the
blast and kept the decit at one run.
But San Lorenzos big home run
seemed to awaken the wrong bats as
in his opponents simply put,
Belmont-Redwood Shores could
not make an out in their half second
if they tried.
Anderson nailed a single, quickly
stealing second, followed by Luke
Bugbee laying down a perfect bunt
and as the pitcher overthrew his rst
baseman, Anderson raced around
the bases toward home plate to tie
the game. With Bugbee on second,
Nicolas Lopez and Shimabuku drew
walks setting the table perfectly for
Sean Lees powerful bat. Lee, who
had a huge District 52 tournament,
picked up right where he left off,
getting every bit of a San Lorenzo
offering and depositing it over the
fence for a grand slam home run
giving BRSLL a 6-2 advantage with
no outs in the second.
The bleeding continued for San
Lorenzo. Wong and Fong were
walked sending Evan Jones to the
dish. Jones locked onto a hefty
offering and sent a ball sailing into
centereld for a stand-up double
and two RBIs.
Daniel Friis had a solid at-bat
driving in Jones for an RBI as BRS
keep the heat coming. They werent
done though. With Friis on base,
Lopez wanted a piece of the action
and delivered a home run for two
more RBIs. When the second-
inning offensive reworks nally
Big bats lead the way for Belmont-Redwood Shores
See BRSLL, Page 14
weathers the
fire storm
By Julio Lara
Some baseball teams like it hot.
With the temperature in the 90s, the wheels
coming off and a ve-run lead completely
evaporated, the Bel-Mateo Babe Ruth All-
Stars were under re in more ways than one.
We stared a buzz saw straight in the eye,
said Bel-Mateo manager Chris Hammond,
and the boys stepped up.
That buzz saw came in the form of a Vallejo
team that stormed back in the bottom of the
seventh to tie the game at 9-9 after being
down 9-4. Not only that, but Vallejo had the
winning run at second base and were a hit
away from a miraculous comeback.
But just like they have all season long, Bel-
Mateo found a way, surviving an inspired
charge by Vallejo in the opening game of the
Northern California Babe Ruth
Championships to walk away with a 10-9 win.
[Its] not to different from the league play,
theyre accustomed to playing in tight ball-
games and thats been true in the All-Star sea-
son where every victory for this squad has
been a one-run victory so far, Hammond
Bel-Mateo was in control of the game right
out of the gate, scoring three runs in the top of
the rst and took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of
the fourth. Spencer Larsen started the game
on the hill for Bel-Mateo and allowed just
four runs, two earned, by keeping Vallejo off
balance in six innings of work on 95 pitches.
But Vallejo seized the opportunity when the
Bel-Mateo bullpen took over.
Clearly, we had a big cushion that slipped
through our ngers, Hammond said. We
basically needed one more out (in the bottom
of the seventh) and it was huge dinks, a cou-
ple of blasts and just like that, the game was
tied up.
With the momentum on Vallejos side, Bel-
Mateo turned to Mitchell Wright, who
responded like a doctor on the mound, stop-
ping the bleeding. He walked a batter and had
runners on rst and third with two outs before
getting Vallejo to pop out to second for the
third out.
He did buckle down, Hammond said of
Wright. He settled down and shut the door.
Mitchell had played the entire game in left
eld and we had it the plans to have him pitch
in the next game out of the bullpen but we
needed him and he got the job done. That put
us in the position to get the momentum back.
The winning rally in the eighth started with
Logan Williams hard grounder that was bob-
bled by Vallejo's second baseman. After an
out, Aaron Albaum reached on a elder's
choice, Wright drew a walk and Isaiah Todd-
Fitzhugh hit a hard grounder toward the hole,
but the third baseman could not get the speedy
Wright at second loading the bases.
See BEL, Page 14
Serena wins at Stanford
By Antonio Gonzalez
STANFORD Serena Williams
has spent most of her career match-
ing and often breaking older
sister Venus records. After tying
Venus for the most WTA Tour titles
among active players, theres little
left for her to equal.
Except Olympic gold.
Williams overcame a shaky start
and two service breaks to beat lucky
loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3
Sunday for her second straight Bank
of the West Classic title in a nal
tuneup before the London
Serena and Venus won gold in
doubles in 2000 and 2008 and will
go for a third again this year when
play begins July 28 on Wimbledons
grass. While Venus took home gold
in singles in 2000, Serena has never
medaled on her own.
It would mean a lot to me, but I
cant lay all my hopes and dreams
on just that, she said. But it would
mean a lot. I would like to try to get
Sustaining the moment has been a
big reason behind Williams busy
Eight days after winning
Wimbledon, Williams saved a set
point and won the nal four games
of the opening set. It was the 43rd
WTA Tour championship of
Williams career, tying older sister
Venus for the most among active
Williams even summoned her
father, Richard, all the way from
Europe for her nal two matches to
SAN FRANCISCO Missing their best
hitter didnt seem to bother the San Francisco
Giants. Buster Posey made sure of it.
Posey had three hits and drove in two runs
to back Matt Cain, and the Giants beat the
Houston Astros 3-2 on Sunday to complete a
three-game sweep.
They did it despite Melky Cabrera not being
in the lineup.
Cabrera, the major league leader in hits and
the MVP of last Tuesday nights All-Star
game, took a temporary leave to attend the
birth of his child in Florida. He caught a red-
eye flight to Orlando following Saturday
nights 3-2 extra-inning win over the Astros
and is expected to rejoin the team in Atlanta
on Tuesday.
I think weve got enough depth in the line-
up where we can get the job done, said Posey
of his fifth three-hit game this season.
Obviously any time Melkys not in there
were going to miss him, though. Im just try-
ing to keep a good approach and have a plan
every time I go up there.
San Franciscos rst sweep of the Astros
since 2010 increased its lead to 1? games over
the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
Thats a far better position than the Giants
were in when they stumbled into the All-Star
break having dropped ve of six. Now they
head to Atlanta and Philadelphia trying to
improve on their 20-24 road record.
To get a sweep is hard to do, I dont care
who youre playing, San Francisco manager
Bruce Bochy said. These games were hard-
fought games. We didnt do a lot with their
pitching the last couple of days. It really could
have gone either way.
That certainly wasnt the case a month ago
when Cain pitched a perfect game against the
Astros on June 13 the rst in franchise his-
Cain wasnt as dominant in the rematch but
did just enough to win for the second time
since that historic night. San Franciscos
right-hander struck out six and walked one.
I still needed to go out there and pitch,
Cain said. Most of all, we won last night in
an exciting game and then the night before, so
I wanted to keep that going.
Cain (10-3) snapped his personal three-
game winless streak but didnt come close to
duplicating his rst outing when he retired 27
consecutive Houston hitters earlier this sea-
Posey drives in 2 to back Cain, Giants top Astros
Serena Williams reacts during her semi-nal match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania at the Stanford
Classic women's tennis tournament on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto Sunday
See SERENA, Page 14
MINNEAPOLIS It was early in the sea-
son and the Oakland Athletics were ailing
away at the plate while manager Bob Melvin
watched batting averages, slugging and on-base
percentages plummet along the way.
The level-headed skipper said all along his
young, powerful hitters would eventually put
things together. Whether that was wishful
thinking or well-placed condence, Melvin was
Yoenis Cespedes had his rst career four-hit
game, including a homer and three RBIs, and
the Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on
Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep.
Jonny Gomes, Chris Carter and Seth Smith
also homered for the As, who have won nine of
11 to climb back into the wild-card conversa-
tion in the American League. Jarrod Parker (6-
4) gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings.
I think at times when you hit homers they
actually play better than just the runs that are
put up on the board, Melvin said. On the other
side, it can get you down a little bit when the
guys start hitting the ball out of the ballpark. It
just has a different effect than say maybe a sin-
gle with a guy on second base.
The Athletics look like a completely different
team these days, one that is nally giving a very
good pitching staff the kind of run support it
deserves. They scored 24 runs and hit nine
homers in earning their rst road sweep since
taking three games in Colorado from June 12-
Gomes nished with three hits and two RBIs.
Its fun to watch and I think its coming
together, Parker said. Throughout this lineup
anybody can hit the ball out. There are so many
threats now, its fun to watch.
Brian Duensing (1-6) gave the Twins another
dreadful start, lasting just two innings and get-
ting tagged for six runs and seven hits.
Duensing got off to an ominous start when he
needed 41 pitches to get through the rst inning
on a steamy afternoon. Cespedes singled in a
run and Carter walked with the bases loaded to
give the As a 2-0 lead.
Very strong, shooting the ball all over the
eld, opposite eld, Twins manager Ron
Gardenhire said of Cespedes. A big strong kid
and hits your mistakes very hard.
Laboring through the inning clearly sapped
Duensing, who was making his fourth start after
moving from the bullpen. Without much juice
on his offerings, the Athletics pounced in the
Gomes hit a two-run shot to left eld,
Cespedes went deep to straightaway center and
Carters solo drive hit off the facing of the sec-
ond deck in right-center to give the As a 6-1
lead and draw boos from the home crowd.
Duensing needed 67 pitches to get through the
two innings and didnt have enough left to
come out for the third.
The Twins had to be surprised by an Oakland
offense that was perhaps the worst in the league
when the Athletics last came to town in May.
The As scored just six runs in the three-game
sweep, helping struggling Twins starter
Francisco Liriano get some condence back
and giving the Twins a reprieve after hitting a
season-worst 17 games under .500.
Not this time.
With a pitching staff that leads the AL in
earned-run average, the Athletics could be a
formidable contender for a playoff spot.
Veteran Bartolo Colon could be swapped for
another bat before the deadline to bolster those
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Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Samuel Petrequin
FOIX, France Crashes, falls,
fractures Bradley Wiggins has
seen it all. Now add tacks and nails
to list. Still, nothing can break his
stranglehold on the Tour de France.
On a day of sabotage in the
Pyrenees, Wiggins had luck on his
side. He avoided the chaos and
spent another trouble-free stage as
his Sky team controlled his main
rivals to protect his yellow jersey.
At least 30 riders were disrupted
by tire punctures at the top of the
nal climb after tacks and small
nails were tossed on the road. Tour
ofcials asked police to investigate.
Defending champion Cadel
Evans was caught in the havoc. He
had to wait three times for assis-
tance. He lost nearly two minutes at
one point before teammates arrived
and gave the former world champi-
on a rear wheel.
But Wiggins honored cycling eti-
quette by not attempting to capital-
ize on Evans misfortune. He urged
the peloton to slow down to allow
Evans to return to the pack. Wiggins
and Evans nished in the same time
18 minutes, 15 seconds behind
Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain, who
won the 119-mile, 14th stage
between Limoux and Foix.
This was the rst day of racing in
the Pyrenees, and Wiggins kept his
overall lead of 2:05 over Sky team-
mate Christopher Froome. Vincenzo
Nibali of Italy is third, 2:23 off the
pace while Evans remains fourth,
3:19 behind.
After crashing out of the race
with a broken collarbone last year,
Wiggins has been enjoying the per-
fect Tour so far with the help of a
team dedicated to his quest for
cyclings most revered prize.
With only two big mountain
stages remaining before the race
ends in Paris next Sunday, and a
long time trial where Wiggins is
expected to blow his rivals apart, the
former Olympic track champion
looks all but guaranteed to become
the rst Brit to win the Tour. Yet, he
is well aware of the dangers that can
arise anywhere.
What can you do? Its something
we cant control, Wiggins said,
referring to the sabotage that could
have led to a reshufe of the stand-
Theres nothing stopping more
of that sort of stuff happening. Its
sad. Those are the type of things we
have to put up with as cyclists. I
think people take that for granted
sometimes, just how close they can
get to us. If that happened in a foot-
ball stadium, or wherever, youd be
From time to time, stray dogs or
photograph-snapping fans get hit by
speeding riders. On Friday, Wiggins
was hit on the arm and received
minor burns from a are waved by a
spectator. Three years ago, Oscar
Freire and Julien Dean were hit by
pellets from an air rie.
Were out there, quite vulnerable
at times, very close to the public on
climbs, Wiggins said. Were just
the riders at the end of the day and
were there to be shot at, literally.
Speaking on French TV, race
director Jean-Francois Pescheux
commended Sky for encouraging
the pack to not speed ahead. He said
the search for the culprit would be
difcult because thousands of fans
were on the edge of the road.
This could have had terrible con-
sequences on a descent like that,
Tour director Christian Prudhomme
said. This is dangerous and stupid
Astana rider Robert Kiserlovski
dropped out of the race after break-
ing his collarbone in an accident
related to the tacks. Wiggins
escaped although he did change
bikes in the nal descent.
Were really, really lucky,
nobody punctured, Sky manager
Dave Brailsford said. Brad
changed his bike but no panic. It
was obvious something was wrong.
So he decided to slow down a bit
and not take advantage of it. Its
pretty obvious that when something
like that happens, its not bike rac-
ing. I think fair play to Bradley. It
was a very sportsmanlike gesture.
Evans, his chances of winning are
all but gone, lost the Spanish Vuelta
three years ago after being delayed
by a wheel change during the 13th
Wiggins holds Tour lead as tacks, nails mar road
Sky Procycling rider Bradley Wiggins of Britain,wearing the leaders yellow
jersey, cycles with team mates during the 14th stage of the 99th Tour de
France cycling race between Limoux and Foix, Sunday.
Montero came off the bench in the
second half to score his fth goal of
the season, giving the Seattle
Sounders a 2-2 tie with the New
York Red Bulls on Sunday.
In the 67th minute, Montero took
a feed from Brad Evans and pushed
it past goalkeeper Bill Gaudette,
who was making his debut after
being acquired from the Los
Angeles Galaxy on Friday.
Hes always played well coming
off the bench, Seattle coach Sigi
Schmid said. He has that mentality
of creating something when he
comes in. When you have someone
like that, it gives you an edge. Its
nice to have someone like that. Its
turned out to be a very good thing
for us.
Alvaro Fernandez scored in the
16th minute to give Seattle (8-5-7) a
1-0 lead. Adam Johansson made a
perfect crossing pass from 45 yards
out to a sliding Fernandez, who
pushed the ball past Gaudette.
Johanssons left-footed cross from
the right sideline went over the head
of Red Bulls defender Brandon
Barklage directly to Fernandezs
right foot.
Sebastien Le Toux, also making
his debut with the Red Bulls after
coming over in a trade Friday with
Vancouver, tied the game in the
24th minute.
Kenny Cooper blasted a shot from
just outside the penalty area that
Seattle goalie Bryan Meredith
stopped, but Le Toux alertly fol-
lowed and kicked it home.
It capped a whirlwind 48-hour
period for Le Toux, who had to y
across the country to arrive in time
for Sundays game.
Sounders tie Red Bulls
Jason Kidd mentoring Jeremy Lin
was a nice story last week.
Then Kidd was arrested on a
drunken-driving charge, Lins
departure from New York for a
ridiculous contract in Houston
became more realistic, and a posi-
tion of strength suddenly was one of
turbulence for the Knicks.
Kidds arrest came within hours
of the Knicks agreeing to a trade for
fellow point guard Raymond Felton,
raising the possibility they will
refuse to match Lins offer sheet
with the Rockets.
Police said Kidd crashed his SUV
into a telephone pole in the
Hamptons on Sunday, days after
signing with the Knicks.
Treated at a hospital for minor
injuries after the crash, Kidd was
arraigned on a
mi s de me a nor
i n t o x i c a t e d
charge and
released without
b a i l ,
Sout ha mpt on
Town police
Phone and
email messages were left seeking
comment from Kidds agent. His
attorney, Ed Burke Jr., said in a
statement that Kidd was returning
from a charity function before his
accident, had pleaded not guilty to
the DWI charge and was awaiting
further court proceedings.
The Knicks, who signed the 10-
time All-Star in free agency last
week, had no immediate comment.
Nor would they comment on their
plans for Lin, even as speculation
grew that Linsanity was headed
Kidd, 39, was alone in the 2010
Cadillac Escalade when it hit a pole
and veered into the woods around 2
a.m. in Water Mill, police said.
Water Mill is a serene, mainly resi-
dential community east of
Southampton Village.
Kidds next court date wasnt
immediate available. The DWI
charge carries the potential for up to
a year in jail.
The Knicks signed Kidd away
from the Dallas Mavericks in a deal
that will pay him about $3 million a
year. Kidd had played in New
Jersey, leading the Nets to two NBA
Finals appearances, before being
traded to Dallas and remains fond of
the New York City area, where his
children continue to live.
Knicks Kidd arrested on DWI charge
Jason Kidd
soak in the moment.
I havent won a tournament without him or
my mom here, she said. I just felt like I did-
nt want to go out (without him). Plus, hes
going to be at home watching everything here
The rst all-American WTA nal on home
soil in eight years was hardly a one-sided affair.
The 20-year-old Vandeweghe, who failed to
make it out of qualifying and got into the
main draw when Bojana Jovanovski withdrew
with an injury, moved the 14-time Grand
Slam champion and her highlighter-yellow
outt all over the court to give Williams her
only real challenge of the week. Vandeweghe
was aiming to be only the second lucky
loser to win a WTA tournament and rst
since Andrea Jaeger in 1980 in Las Vegas.
Theres happiness that Im in the nal and
theres sadness that I lost, Vandeweghe said.
I just have to kind of put it on the back burn-
er and move on.
The nal result remained the same for both.
Williams whipped a backhand crosscourt
that Vandeweghe sent sailing wide for an
early break to go ahead 2-0. In what looked to
be another rout by Williams, the young
American showed some ght.
Vandeweghe immediately broke twice in
the rst set both with Williams struggling
on tosses into the sunny side of the court
and ripped a 121 mph ace in her next game.
But serving for the set at 5-4, Vandeweghe
crumbled when she had the chance to put a
dent in Williams confidence before the
London Olympics. All it took was one point.
Williams walloped a soft second serve with
another backhand crosscourt to save a set
point. And on the sixth break chance of the
game, Vandeweghe double-faulted a theme
throughout a sun-splashed afternoon in the
biggest moments of the match.
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subsided, Belmont-Redwood Shores was up
In the bottom of the third, San Lorenzo gave
Belmont-Redwood Shores their best shot.
They forced Shimabuku out of the game by
loading the bases with no one out.
Anderson was brought in to relieve
Shimabuku and the tension mounted slightly
when a run came in with only one out and the
bags still packed.
But some good defense took care of that
tension. Fong made a stand-up play tracking
down a wild pitch to nail a runner down at the
plate and Zach Wongs web gem in right
ended the San Lorezo rally with Belmont-
Redwood Shores still up 11-3.
Its hard to call whatever San Lorezo was
able to do in the third inning momentum
considering that Belmont-Redwood Shores
wasnt done with their reworks just yet. In
the top of the fourth, Jones smashed a ball to
center and on spotty defense, made it safely to
second where Sammy Bean was put in as a
pinch runner.
Friis singled and Bugbee got a knock of his
own to drive in run number 12. That brought
up Lopez, who muscled up one more time and
made another hefty deposit at Home Run
Bank, this time cashing in three runs to give
Belmont-Redwood Shores a 15-3 lead.
With a 12-run decit, San Lorenzo did their
best to extend their stay. They loaded the
bases with no one out in their half of the
fourth forcing Bugbee onto the mound for
Belmont-Redwood Shores. Bugbee limited
the damage with huge contributions from his
defense. Lee turned two at short and his dou-
ble-play partner Jones brought the crowd to its
feet with a diving catch all the way behind the
rst base bag for the third out of the game and
a 15-5 victory.
Continued from page 11
Continued from page 11
With two down, Morgan
Monashefsky drew the bases loaded
walk to force home Albaum with
the go ahead run to put Bel-Mateo
up 10-9. Albaum scored three runs
on the day while Wright and Larsen
scored twice.
It was actually the guys working
together to string together a rally
and put ourselves in position with
tough at-bats to have an opportunity
to put another run on the board and
then it was all about trusting our
defense to get it done, Hammond
said of the winning charge.
The one-run lead was all Wright
needed. After getting Bel-Mateo out
of the jam in the bottom of the sev-
enth, he worked a 1-2-3 bottom of
the eighth inning behind fantastic
defense and a game-ending strike-
Wright also had a huge day at the
dish, contributing to key rallies by
going 3 for 4 and scoring two runs.
Catcher Angelo Bortolin collected
two extra base hits with ve RBIs,
including a bases loaded triple in
the rst inning and a key two-run
double in the sixth to pace Bel-
Along with Bortolin's huge ve-
RBI day, Todd-Fitzhugh knocked in
a pair and Justin Johnson had an
RBI along with Monashefsky's
game winner.
We asked our ballplayers to
play hard in the heat for seven
innings and they gave us eight and
walked away with the win,
Hammond said. This is Bel-
Mateo baseball and we are used to
playing in tight ballgames so,
while we like to maybe have a
laugher go our way here in this
tournament, we know that this club
in battle-tested. We just think they
have a ton of potential and know
theyre going to make some noise
in this round.
Continued from page 11
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urday during Bel-Mateo's 10-9 win over Vallejo at the Northern California State Babe Ruth tournament in Ukiah.
Bortolin collected ve RBIs on the day.
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By Stephen Wilson
LONDON With the opening ceremony
less than two weeks away, theres a mad dash
to the nish line at the Olympics and it has
nothing to do with sprinters.
Hundreds of construction workers are toil-
ing away inside the Olympic Park, laying
cables, installing seats and adding the last lay-
ers of sparkle and polish to the venues.
Theres plenty to do.
Its looking a bit industrial isnt it? said
Chris Allen, a Londoner who came to the
edge of the park to have a look. I am not see-
ing Englands green elds. I do hope its
going to look better.
Shades of Athens, where chronic delays
pushed workers to the brink to complete
preparations in time for the games to start in
2004? Hardly, say London organizers who
have prided themselves on nishing their
massive construction project ahead of time
and on budget. Things may look a bit messy
now, they say, but all will be ne by the time
the curtain goes up, on July 27, when the
torch is lit.
Were not at the stage yet where were
ready to ick the TV on, James Bulley, direc-
tor of venues for organizing committee
LOCOG, told The Associated Press. The ath-
letes arent ready to start competing yet,
either. We want all our venues to look
absolutely spectacular and pristine.
The venues are ready. Were now just
doing the nal setup for the games. Were in a
good place. Were on track. Theres nothing
Im worried about.
The last few weeks and days are all about
putting up signs, tting in the remaining seats
and completing the landscaping.
We will be mowing lawns right up to the
opening ceremony, LOCOG chairman
Sebastian Coe told the AP.
The last thing organizers need at this point
is a crisis over readiness of the venues. At the
moment, theyre coping with the fallout from
a bungled contract by private security group
G4S that forced the government to call in
about 3,500 additional troops many just
returned from tours of duty in Afghanistan
to ll the shortfall.
A walk through the 560-acre Olympic Park
in east London this weekend, between yet
another bout of rain showers, showed the
scale of what remains to be done: a small
army of workers, a sea of white tents, cranes,
bulldozers, upturned tables and chairs, hum-
ming generators, television cables and rig-
ging, a maze of fences.
Paul Gauger, who works for the tourism
agency Visit Britain, surveyed a sad-looking
wild ower patch near the aquatics center but
took it in stride.
This is all cosmetic stuff, he said. Look!
There are some owers growing over there!
Bulley said the venues, after the construc-
tion and t-out phases, are now in their nal
bump-in period. Television networks from
around the world are moving in and cabling
the venues for their cameras. LOCOGs
look teams are completing the signage and
color schemes. Sports equipment is being
shipped in.
Were still putting in seats at probably 10
or so venues, Bulley said. Were putting in
1,000 seats a day.
The live site in the Olympic Park a
grassy area where spectators can watch the
events on a giant screen and listen to musical
entertainment is also unnished.
The bump-in looks quite messy, but you
leave this to the last stages, Bulley said. Its
always the last thing you do in getting events
ready. We want to work these venues right up
to when the athletes are coming in so they
look as good as possible.
Olympic Park isnt the only place getting
dolled up.
So is Horse Guards Parade, the ceremonial
parade ground a stones throw from the Prime
Ministers Downing Street residence in cen-
tral London, and site of beach volleyball. Its
a temporary venue which requires stands and
5,000 tons of sand brought in from a quarry
south of London.
Imagine a giant sandbox. Work started only
late last month after the Trooping of the Color
ceremony marking Queen Elizabeth IIs birth-
Another key venue requiring special atten-
tion is ExCel. The conference and exhibition
center in the Docklands area is being turned
into multiple arenas hosting boxing, judo,
table tennis, wrestling, fencing, taekwondo
and weightlifting.
Were well advanced, Bulley said. Well
be ready to hand those arenas over as of early
next week. We took the venues later than
many of the others. Weve always known the
period weve had to deliver these venues. We
track them very closely. Were in super
International Olympic Committee President
Jacques Rogge said its normal for host cities
to face a urry of last-ditch issues.
Its not peculiar for London, he said.
Weve always had difculties in the days
leading up to the games in the previous games
and the games were of an impeccable nature.
This is something that does not worry us.
Were condent that everything will be ne by
the opening ceremony day.
Even Andrew Boff, a member of the
London Assembly and vocal critic of the
Olympic project, has no doubts.
Its the nature of any games, he said.
They look unnished before you get there.
But the venues are ready. Theyve been tested.
You can do a lot in 12 days. If it werent
ready, Seb Coe would have his Lordship or
knighthood taken away.
Much work to do before London is Olympic ready
Members of the armed forces tour the Olympic Park in Stratford, the location of the London
2012 Olympic Games, in east London Sunday.
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
East Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 51 35 .593
Atlanta 49 39 .557 3
New York 46 43 .517 61/2
Miami 42 46 .477 10
Philadelphia 39 51 .433 14
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cincinnati 49 38 .563
Pittsburgh 49 39 .557 1/2
St. Louis 46 42 .523 31/2
Milwaukee 42 46 .477 71/2
Chicago 36 52 .409 131/2
Houston 33 56 .371 17
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 49 40 .551
Los Angeles 48 42 .533 11/2
Arizona 42 46 .477 61/2
San Diego 36 54 .400 131/2
Colorado 34 54 .386 141/2
Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 1
Atlanta 8, N.Y. Mets 7
Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2, 10 innings
Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 4
Miami 2,Washington 1
Philadelphia 8, Colorado 5
San Francisco 3, Houston 2, 12 innings
San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 6
Washington 4, Miami 0
Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 1
Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1
Chicago Cubs 3, Arizona 1
Philadelphia 5, Colorado 1
San Francisco 3, Houston 2
San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 2
St. Louis at Cincinnati, late
Arizona (Miley 9-5) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 4-5),4:10
Washington (E.Jackson 5-4) at Miami (Zambrano
4-7), 4:10 p.m.
St.Louis (Lynn 11-4) at Milwaukee (Fiers 3-3), 5:10
Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-2) at Colorado (Francis 2-2),
5:40 p.m.
East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 54 34 .614
Baltimore 46 42 .523 8
Tampa Bay 46 43 .517 81/2
Boston 45 44 .506 91/2
Toronto 45 44 .506 91/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 49 39 .557
Detroit 46 43 .517 31/2
Cleveland 45 43 .511 4
Kansas City 38 49 .437 101/2
Minnesota 36 52 .409 13
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 54 35 .607
Los Angeles 49 40 .551 5
Oakland 46 43 .517 8
Seattle 37 53 .411 171/2
N.Y.Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 3
Toronto 11, Cleveland 9
Baltimore 8, Detroit 6, 13 innings
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3
Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 3
Oakland 9, Minnesota 3
Seattle 7,Texas 0
L.A. Angels 10, N.Y.Yankees 8
Toronto 3, Cleveland 0
Detroit 4, Baltimore 0
Boston 7,Tampa Bay 3
Chicago White Sox 2, Kansas City 1
Oakland 9, Minnesota 4
Texas 4, Seattle 0
L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-9) at Detroit (Porcello 6-
5), 4:05 p.m.
Toronto (H.Alvarez 5-7) at N.Y.Yankees (P.Hughes
9-7), 4:05 p.m.
ChicagoWhiteSox(Axelrod1-2) at Boston(A.Cook
2-2), 4:10 p.m.
Cleveland (McAllister 3-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-
5), 4:10 p.m.
Kansas City 11 5 3 36 25 17
D.C. 10 5 3 33 34 22
New York 9 5 5 32 34 29
Chicago 9 6 4 31 22 21
Houston 6 5 7 25 22 24
New England 6 8 4 22 24 23
Columbus 6 7 4 22 17 19
Montreal 6 12 3 21 28 38
Philadelphia 6 9 2 20 20 19
Toronto FC 4 11 4 16 22 35
San Jose 12 4 4 40 41 24
Real Salt Lake 11 7 3 36 31 26
Seattle 8 5 7 31 25 21
Vancouver 8 6 6 30 21 23
Los Angeles 8 10 2 26 33 32
Colorado 7 11 1 22 26 26
Chivas USA 5 7 5 20 11 18
FC Dallas 4 9 7 19 19 28
Portland 5 9 4 19 19 29
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Saturdays Games
Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1
Toronto FC 1, New England 0
Sporting Kansas City 2, Columbus 0
Chicago 1, Vancouver 0
FC Dallas 2, Colorado 1
San Jose 5, Real Salt Lake 0
Los Angeles 5, Portland 3
Sundays Games
New York 2, Seattle FC 2, tie
D.C. United at Houston, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18
Chicago at New York, 11 a.m.
Portland at Chivas USA, 1 p.m.
Colorado at Toronto FC, 4 p.m.
New England at Montreal, 5 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at Houston, 5:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
FC Dallas at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21
Philadelphia at New York, 11:30 a.m.
8/25 7/14
vs. Rangers
vs. Yankees
vs. Rangers
vs. Yankees
vs. Yankees
7/14 7/15
LOUDON, N.H. The best car
was rolling toward victory until
its driver and crew chief couldn't
agree on how many tires to change.
Kasey Kahne capitalized on that
confusion between Denny Hamlin
behind the wheel and Darian Grubb
in the pits to win his second Sprint
Cup race of the year and make a
leap toward one of the 12 spots in
the Chase that determines this
years NASCAR champion.
For those guys to miscommuni-
cate, that helped us a ton, Kahne
said. Ill take em any way we
Hamlins Toyota led for 150 of
the 300 laps at the one-mile New
Hampshire Motor Speedway on
Sunday. His communication wasnt
quite as good.
Kahne, who nished second two
weeks ago at Kentucky to Brad
Keselowski, went ahead to stay dur-
ing a restart on the 240th lap when
Hamlin spent extra time in the pits
as his crew changed all four tires.
Hamlin wanted just two new
Darian asked me how much of
the tires I felt Id used up. I felt like
I had used up a substantial amount,
he said. (I said) give me tires and
no adjustments. He thought I meant
four tires. Nothings a given. Even
though it looked like we had one in
the bag if we took two tires, you
never know.
Kahne doesnt feel he stole a vic-
I wouldnt say stolen. We ran in
the top four the whole race, he
said. We were in pretty good
shape, (but) if he was to keep the
track position I never would have
passed him.
Hamlins longer pit stop left him
all the way back in 13th place, but
he kept passing cars until only
Kahne remained in front. Then he
simply ran out of miles and Kahne
won by 2.738 seconds.
It was the 14th win of Kahnes
career and rst since May 27 at
Charlotte. Clint Bowyer, Dale
Earnhardt Jr. and Keselowski
rounded out the top ve.
The victory enhanced Kahnes
chances of qualifying for the Chase,
the last 10 races of the season in
which the top 10 drivers in the point
standings win automatic berths.
Two additional spots go to the driv-
ers with the most wins who are
ranked 11th to 20th in points.
Kahne went from 16th to 12th,
and his two wins are more than any-
one in the second group of 10.
Kasey Kahne wins at New Hampshire
Capuano got the start a day earlier
than he expected after Chad
Billingsley surprised the Dodgers by
disclosing a sore elbow that had been
bothering him for a couple of weeks.
Capuano had six days off between
outings because of the All-Star
break, so fatigue wasnt a factor in
his 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres
on Sunday. The left-hander just kept
pitching to contact the way he nor-
mally does and let his inelders
make the plays. But this time they
didnt committing four errors
that were converted into four
unearned runs against him.
You just keep making pitches, no
matter what, said Capuano, who
allowed ve hits and no earned runs
in 6 2-3 innings. I wasnt perfect
with my execution, but I felt like I
made a pretty high percentage of my
pitches. Im frustrated for the team,
from a morale standpoint. But you
try to put it behind you and come
out ring the next time.
Theres no telling when Billingsley
will be back on the mound, after an
MRI Sunday revealed inammation
in the right-handers exor muscle.
But the ailment could explain why he
is 0-5 with a 6.21 ERA in his last ve
It feels like any another soreness.
My arm never feels 100 percent all
the time, said Billingsley, who
made at least 30 starts in each of the
previous four seasons.
Ive had this for a couple of
weeks, but it feels ne once I start
throwing. Then it kind of loosens
up. Im trying to be smart, but I
always want to go out there every
fth day and never miss a start. I
wanted to be out there today ...
Dodgers make 5 errors
in 7-2 loss to San Diego
By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK With Batman lurking, the
prehistoric critters of Ice Age: Continental
Drift ran off with the box ofce, earning $46
million in their opening weekend, according
to studio estimates Sunday.
The animated lm from 20th Century Fox is
the fourth in the Ice Age series and the rst
in 3-D. The North America performance of
Continental Drift was on par with previous
Ice Age movies but well below the opening
weekend of the second installment, The
Meltdown, which opened with $68 million in
There has now been a decade of Ice Age
lms, allowing the characters voiced by Ray
Romano, Queen Latifah and John Leguizamo
to become increasingly familiar to audiences,
particularly international ones. The lm had
already done robust overseas business ahead
of opening in the U.S. This weekend it earned
$95 million internationally, bringing its over-
seas total to $339 million.
Scrat rules the world, said Chris Aronson,
head of distribution for Fox, referring to the
lms rat-squirrel mascot, whose wordless,
futile pursuit of a nut is a mainstay of the
The Ice Age franchise has now surpassed
$2.2 billion worldwide, and the studio expects
Continental Drift to equal the global total of
the last installment, 2009s Dawn of the
Dinosaurs, which took in $886.7 million.
Theres really not very many animated
franchises that have had three sequels, said
Aronson. The performance of Ice Age has
been remarkably consistent.
The weekend was inevitably shadowed by
two superheroes, coming a week after the
debut of Sonys Spider-Man reboot, The
Amazing Spider-Man, and one week before
the highly-anticipated Batman sequel, The
Dark Knight Rises.
In its second week of release, Spider-Man
earned $35 million, pushing it past $200 mil-
lion domestically. It earned nearly $67 million
overseas over the weekend, bringing its
worldwide gross to $521.4 million.
Seth MacFarlanes R-rated comedy hit,
Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg and a talk-
ing teddy bear, added $22.1 million in its third
week for a total of $159 million for Universal
But the weekend belonged to family lms,
which had three of the top 10 lms at the box
Ice Age is the third animated blockbuster
to debut at No. 1 this summer, and the previ-
ous mega-cartoons Pixar Animations
Brave and DreamWorks Animations
Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted
also padded their totals. In fourth place,
Brave added $10.7 million to its $195.6 mil-
lion domestic total, and the 10th place
Madagascar 3 added $3.5 million to its
$203.7 million domestic total.
This shows how incredibly important the
family audience is, particularly in the summer
when families are looking for entertainment
thats appropriate for the kids and the parents
as well, said analyst Paul
Dergarabedian. Youve got three family lms
that all performed incredibly well and each
weekend topped the box ofce.
The weekend business was, as expected,
below the corresponding weekend last year,
when the nal Harry Potter lm, Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, set what
was then a box ofce record of $169.2 mil-
The Avengers earlier this year opened
bigger than Deathly Hallows, but that record
could well be tested by Christopher Nolans
third Batman lm come next weekend.
This is the
calm before
the storm that
is The Dark
Knight, said
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a Daily Journal reader who wrote in
response to an awful situation in
Menlo Park last Sunday. A 7-month-old dog
escaped from his property and was reported to
have threatened people enough that they called
the local police department. Police ofcers
arrived on scene and one ended up shooting
the dog when it charged. The dog survived the
gunshot to his face, suffering damage to the
orbital bone. The reader asked why
PHS/SPCA ofcers werent called and said
that the public needs to be educated about
what to about stray dogs. We cant answer that
rst question but do know that if police
receive such a call, they occasionally respond
rather than call PHS/SPCA; when they do
this, its often because they are close to the
action and know we probably arent, given our
small number of ofcers responsible for
response to calls throughout the entire county.
The inherent message from the reader was that
if PHS/SPCA ofcers would have been called,
the dog would not have been shot. This is true,
since our ofcers do not carry rearms and,
remarkably, are rarely injured when respond-
ing to stray or aggressive dog calls. That said,
we respect the work our local police ofcers
do and believe they dont want to see animals
harmed any more than we do. We both have
difcult jobs. Back to the question. If you
encounter a stray or aggressive call, please do
call the Peninsula Humane Society at 340-
7022. We receive these calls often and have
much experience. If the dog seems friendly,
you can attempt to conne the dog, and keep
her from trafc the biggest threat. If the
dog has ID tags, try to reach the owner. If you
are the owner, show appreciation for the per-
son who helped your dog. If your dog is
unharmed, consider yourself lucky and make
sure it never happens again.
Scott oversees PHS/SPCAs Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach,
Field Services, Cruelty Investigation,
Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and
staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos
Center for Compassion.
Ice Age tops box office
1.Ice Age: Continental Drift, $46 million
($95 million internationally)
2.The Amazing Spider-Man,$35 million
($66.6 million internationally).
3.Ted,$22.1 million,($9.7 million interna-
4.Brave,$10.7 million, ($6.5 million inter-
5.Magic Mike,$9 million, ($3.3 million in-
6.Savages,$8.7 million, ($1 million inter-
7.Tyler Perrys Madeas Witness Protection,
$5.6 million.
8.Katy Perry: Part of Me,$3.7 million, ($1
million internationally).
9. Moonrise Kingdom, $3.7 million,
($270,000 internationally).
10.Madagascar 3:Europes Most Wanted,
$3.5 million ($4.6 million internationally).
Top 10 movies
The animated lm from 20th Century Fox is the fourth in the Ice Ageseries and the rst in
3-D. It earned $46 million at the box ofce over the weekend.
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Birth announcements:
Ryan Postma and Sally Berens, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 1,
Peter and Victoria Bailey, of Palo Alto,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City July 2, 2012.
Hubert and Tracy Torres, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City July 3, 2012.
Dwight and Lindsey Hulse, of Foster
City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City July 4, 2012.
John Larson and Jessica Mattila, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 4,
Maiko Rocha and Marcela Fontoura, of
San Mateo, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 6,
Han-Yuan Peng and Hsuan-Pei Lin, of
Foster City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 7,
Ryan and Jacquelyn Pio Roda, of South
San Francisco, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 8,
Gabriel and Miriam Aponte, of Newark
gave birth to a girl boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City July 8, 2012.
Casey and Ana Muller, of San Francisco,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City July 9, 2012.
Brian Sigala and Liliana Palafox, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby girl at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 9,
John and Heather Bodnar, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City July 9, 2012.
Benjamin and Sarah Cheyette, of
Burlingame, gave birth to a baby girl at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 10,
Christian Tuan and Lisa Zheng, of
Foster City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City July 10,
Jeffrey and Maureen Smith, of San
Mateo, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City July 10, 2012.
Mark and Margaret Sneddon, of San
Carlos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City July 10, 2012.
Emily Longacre, of Lafayette, gave birth
to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City July 10, 2012.
By Brett Zongker
Obama said the nations top design-
ers in fashion, architecture, land-
scapes and technology were making
life better through their everyday
work and honored them at the White
House on Friday.
The first lady joined the
Smithsonians Cooper Hewitt
National Design Museum in hosting
a luncheon in the East Room for
winners of the National Design
Awards. The New York City-based
museum presents the awards, along
with a design fair for Washington
teens to meet some of the nations
top creative minds.
Richard Saul Wurman, who creat-
ed the popular TED conferences for
discussing tech-
nology, enter-
tainment and
design ideas,
won the
L i f e t i m e
Achi evement
Award. The rst
lady added that
he was quite
dashing and
sassy after
meeting him Friday.
Thom Browne, who designs the
Black Fleece line for men and
women by Brooks Brothers, was
honored for his fashion design that
evokes the late 1950s and early
1960s. Winners were also named
interior design, product design and
other sectors.
Obama told a crowd of designers
from companies like Facebook,
Nike and New Yorks fashion scene
that the design winners help
improve daily life through their
Every day, these visionary
designers are pushing boundaries,
creating and revealing beauty where
we least expect it and helping us all
lead healthier, more sustainable
lives, Obama said. From the
clothes we wear to the technologies
we use to the public spaces we
enjoy, their work affects just about
every aspect of our lives.
The rst lady hailed the nonprot
design rm Design that Matters in
Cambridge, Mass., which partners
with social entrepreneurs to address
needs in developing countries,
including a neonatal incubator made
of spare car parts and a projector for
nighttime adult literacy classes in
Africa. The company won the
design award for corporate and
institutional achievement.
She also saluted Wurman, who is
an architect and author known for
his travel guidebooks. He began
TED conferences in 1984 and they
would introduce such innovations
as the first Mac computer, the
Segway and the rst announcement
of Google, among other creations.
Obama said Wurman has spent
his career transforming information
into knowledge to help people bet-
ter understand the world.
But in the end, as he put it,
Obama said, he does this work not
for fame, fortune or money, but
just really to do something good.
After the ceremony, Wurman said
he treasured the award and cried
when he heard he was receiving the
Atlanta-based architects Mack
Scogin and Merrill Elam, a hus-
band-and-wife team, won the top
award for architecture. Scogin said
it was a unique honor to receive at
the White House but that design has
historically been part of the U.S.
Thomas Jefferson is still one of
the great he was not an architect
but he was one of the great archi-
tects in American culture, Scogin
said. His interest in the visual and
making spaces is always to this day
still original thinking.
The architects joined a teen
design fair at the Smithsonian earli-
er in the day to share their careers
with teens from Washington and
New York City.
First lady, Smithsonian museum honor top designers
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By Mark Kennedy
NEW YORK Celeste Holm, a
versatile, bright-eyed blonde who
soared to Broadway fame in
Oklahoma! and won an Oscar in
Gentlemans Agreement but
whose last years were lled with
financial difficulty and estrange-
ment from her sons, died Sunday, a
relative said. She was 95.
Holm had been hospitalized about
two weeks ago with dehydration.
She asked her husband on Friday to
bring her home and spent her nal
days with her husband, Frank
Basile, and other relatives and close
friends by her side, said Amy
Phillips, a great-niece of Holms.
Holm died around 3:30 a.m. at
her longtime apartment on
Central Park West, located
in the same building
where Robert
De Niro
lives and where a re broke out last
month, Phillips said.
I think she wanted to be here, in
her home, among her things, with
people who loved her, she said.
In a career that spanned more
than half a century, Holm played
everyone from Ado Annie the
girl who just cant say no in
Oklahoma! to a worldly the-
atrical agent in the 1991 comedy I
Hate Hamlet to guest star turns on
TV shows such as Fantasy Island
and Love Boat II to Bette Davis
best friend in All About Eve.
She won the Academy Award in
1947 for best supporting actress for
her performance in Gentlemans
Agreement and received Oscar
nominations for Come to the
Stable (1949) and All
About Eve (1950).
Holm was also
known for her
u n t i r i n g
c h a r i t y
at one
t i m e
s h e
on nine
was a
b o a r d
e me r i -
tus of
t h e
National Mental Health
She was once president of the
Creative Arts Rehabilitation Center,
which treats emotionally disturbed
people using arts therapies. Over
the years, she raised $20,000 for
UNICEF by charging 50 cents
apiece for autographs.
National Council on the Arts
President Ronald Reagan
appointed her to a six-year term on
the National Council on the Arts in
1982. In New York, she was active
in the Save the Theatres Committee
and was once arrested during a vig-
orous protest against the demolition
of several theaters.
But late in her life she was in a
bitter, multi-year family legal battle
that pitted her two sons against her
and her fth husband former
waiter Basile, whom she married in
2004 and was more than 45 years
her junior. The court fight over
investments and inheritance wiped
away much of her savings and left
her dependent on Social Security.
The actress and her sons no longer
spoke, and she was sued for overdue
maintenance and legal fees on her
Manhattan apartment.
The future Broadway star was
born in New York on April 29, 1917,
the daughter of Norwegian-born
Theodore Holm, who worked for
the American branch of Lloyds of
London, and Jean Parke Holm, a
painter and writer.
She was smitten by the theater as
a 3-year-old when her grandmother
took her to see ballerina Anna
Pavlova. There she was, being
tossed in midair, caught, no mis-
takes, no falls. She never knew what
an impression she made, Holm
recalled years later.
She attended 14 schools growing
up, including the Lycee Victor
Duryui in Paris when her mother
was there for an exhibition of her
paintings. She studied ballet for 10
Her rst Broadway success came
in 1939 in the cast of William
Saroyans The Time of Your Life.
But it was her creation of the role of
man-crazy Ado Annie Carnes in the
Richard Rodgers and Oscar
Hammerstein IIs musical
Oklahoma! in 1943 that really
impressed the critics.
She only auditioned for the role
because of World War II, she said
years later. There was a need for
entertainers in Army camps and
hospitals. The only way you could
do that was if you were singing in
Holm was hired by La Vie
Parisienne, and later by the Persian
Room at the Plaza Hotel to sing to
their late-night supper club audi-
ences after the Oklahoma! curtain
The slender, blue-eyed blonde
moved west to pursue a lm career.
Hollywood is a good place to learn
how to eat a salad without smearing
your lipstick, she would say.
Oscar Hammerstein told me,
You wont like it, and he was
right, she said. Hollywood was just
too articial. The values are entirely
different. That balmy climate is so
deceptive. She returned to New
York after several years.
High Society
Her well-known lms included
The Tender Trap and High
Society but others were less mem-
orable. I made two movies Ive
never even seen, she told an inter-
viewer in 1991.
She attributed her drive to do
charity work to her grandparents
and parents who were always vol-
unteers in every direction.
She said she learned rst-hand the
power of empathy in 1943 when she
performed in a ward of mental
patients and got a big smile from
one man she learned later had been
uncommunicative for six months.
I suddenly realized with a great
sense of impact how valuable we
are to each other, she said.
In 1979, she was knighted by
King Olav of Norway.
In her early 70s, an interviewer
asked if she had ever thought of
retiring. No. What for? she
replied. If people retired, we
wouldnt have had Laurence
Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John
Gielgud ... I think its very impor-
tant to hang on as long as we can.
In the 1990s, Holm and Gerald
McRainey starred in the CBSs
Promised Land, a spinoff of
Touched by an Angel. In 1995,
she joined such stars as Tony
Randall and Jerry Stiller to lobby
for state funding for the arts in
Albany, N.Y. Her last big screen
role was as Brendan Frasers grand-
mother in the romance Still
Married ve times
Holm was married ve times and
is survived by two sons and three
grandchildren. Her marriage in
1938 to director Ralph Nelson last-
ed a year but produced a son,
Theodor Holm Nelson. In 1940, she
married Francis Davies, an English
auditor. In 1946, she married airline
public relations executive A.
Schuyler Dunning and they had a
son, Daniel Dunning.
During her fourth marriage, to
actor Robert Wesley Addy, whom
she married in 1966, the two
appeared together on stage when
they could. In the mid-1960s, when
neither had a project going, they put
together a two-person show called
Interplay An Evening of
Theater-in-Concert that toured the
United States and was sent abroad
by the State Department. Addy died
in 1996.
Funeral arrangements for Holm
were incomplete. The family is ask-
ing that any memorial donations be
made to UNICEF, Arts Horizons or
The Lillian Booth Actors Home of
The Actors Fund in Englewood,
Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95
Breaking Bad 5th season premieres at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO There are no aliens, zombies or vampires
in Breaking Bad, but that didnt deter fandemonium for the
show at Comic-Con.
Droves of con-goers piled into the gritty AMC dramas rst-
ever Comic-Con presentation Friday night and lingered outside
the series fth season premiere Saturday night hoping to catch a
glimpse of Emmy-winning stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Fridays Breaking Bad panel at the pop-culture extrava-
ganza drew nearly 4,000 attendees. Cranston and Paul, who
appeared in yellow hazmat suits at the presentation, elded
questions about the fth season, which debuts Sunday.
This entire season is just creepy, unsettling, said Aaron
Paul, who plays meth dealer Jesse Pinkman.
AMC later hosted an invite-only premiere for the show at
Reading Cinemas on Saturday night. The event was attended
by the shows cast, creator Vince Gilligan and stars such as
Laurie Holden and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead.
Entertainment brief
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Monday Group Series Dance Class.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Boogie Woogie
Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G,
Foster City. Beginning Linday from 7
p.m. to 8 p.m. American Smooth Level
One Tango from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
American Smooth Level Two Tango
from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. American
Rhythm Samba Three from 8 p.m. to 9
p.m. For more information call 627-
Handcrafted and Through the Lens:
Nature Interpreted. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Filoli, 86 Caada Road, Woodside.This
juried, multiple-media exhibit features
two dimensional drawings, paintings
and photographs inspired by nature.
Event continues through Oct. 21. For
more information call 364-8300 ext.
Senior Meals Lunches. 11:30 a.m.
Foster City Recreation Center, Senior
Wing, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City.
Luncheons are held on the first and
third Tuesday of each month. $4. For
more information go to the front desk
at the Foster City Senior Wing.
SanMateoCountyNewcomers Club
Luncheon. Noon. Sixteen Mile House,
448 Broadway, Millbrae. Speaker Laura
Fannuchi of HIP Housing will explain
how the group assists the
disadvantaged and disabled living in
San Mateo County. RSVP deadline is
July 11; checks must be received by
that date. $25. For more information
call 286-0688.
Wellness Lecture: Hormone
Balancing. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New
Leaf Community Markets, 150 San
Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. Join Dr.
Shannon Wood for a discussion about
the importance of hormone
balancing in all three phases of a
womans life. Will explain ways to
recreate balance. Free. To register call
Save Sign Hill. 6:30 p.m. Boys and
Girls Club, 291 Hillsdale Blvd., South
San Francisco. Urgent meeting to nd
solutions for preserving the northern
face of Sign Hill. Meeting is hosted by
Friends of Sign Hill and San Bruno
Mountain Watch Conservatory. Open
to public. Free. For more information
call 873-1022.
Ellen Ullman will read from By
Blood. 7 p.m. Light refreshments will
be served. Free. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. For
more information call 591-8286.
TuesdaysGroup Series DanceClass.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Boogie Woogie
Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G,
Foster City. Beginners-only series class
learning Salsa One from 7 p.m. to 8
p.m. Beginning West Coast Swing
Class from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Same-sex learning West Coast Swing
from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Intermediate
West Coast Swing Class from 8:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. For more information call
Family Fun Night. 7 p.m. Burlingame
Main Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Free tickets available at
Burlingame Public Library Children's
Desk beginning the Saturday prior.
Space is limited.
Beginning Word Processing. 10:30
a.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn the
basics of Microsoft Word 2007. Free.
For more information email
MaryLee Sunseri. 10:30 a.m. 800
Alma St., Menlo Park. For more
information go to
Healthy Cooking With Ease.11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Burlingame Recreation
Center, 850 Burlingame Ave.,
Burlingame. Cooking demo and free
lunch for older adults. Free. RSVP by
July 11. To RSVP and for more
information call 558-7300.
Own the Night FilmSeries: TheDark
Knight. 3:30 p.m. Belmont Library,
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
There will be popcorn served. Event
for ages 13 and up. Free. For more
information go to
Filolis Sunset Hike. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Filoli, 86 Caada Road, Redwood City.
Hike not recommended for children
under 5. Advanced ticket purchase is
necessary $10 for adult members, $15
for non-members. $5 for members
ages 5 to 17, $10 for non-members.
For more information and for tickets
go to
Tortilla SoupLatin. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Stanford Park, corner of King St. and
Hopkins St., Redwood City. For more
information visit
Growing a Delicious Fall Garden. 7
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Burlingame Public
Library, 480 Primrose Road,
Burlingame. Free. For more
information go to
Wednesdays Group Series Dance
Classes. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster
City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. $16. For
more information go to
Presentation by President of the
Half Moon Bay Chamber of
Commerce. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Half Moon
Bay Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Ave.,
Half Moon Bay. The president will
discuss Life after the Tunnel and
Commerce on the Coastside.
Continental breakfast will be served.
$10 per person. For more information
please call 255-0055.
AARP Summer Fun Day. Beresford
Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de
las Pulgas, San Mateo. San Mateo
AARP Chapter 139 will hold their
Summer Fun Day with a catered lunch
by Armadillo Willy's. $17. For more
information call 345-5001.
Burlingame Lions Club Free Lunch.
Noon. 990 Burlingame Ave.,
Burlingame. For more information call
SAMCAR FoodTruck Rally. 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601
Skyway, San Carlos. Featured food
trucks include Cheese Gone Wild,
Mamas Empanada, Curry Up Now,
and Karavan featuring Karas
Cupcakes. Free admission. For more
information visit
The American Red Cross Northern
California Region Mobile Blood
Drive. Noon to 6 p.m. The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1399
Brunswick St., Daly City.The Red Cross
recommends scheduling an
appointment to donate blood. Open
to the public. The sponsor code is
more information go to
Outsmarting Social Media with
Evan Bailyn. Bayshore Corporate
Center, 1710 South Amphlett Blvd.,
San Mateo. Evan Bailyn will examine
the impact that social signals have on
search engine result placement and
much more. $20 or $30 at the door.
Register at outsmartingsocialmedia-
Root Cause Analysis: Find the Right
Problem to Solve. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. Verinata Health, 800 Saginaw
Drive, Redwood City. RCA is a
common investigatory tool for
identifying the underlying causes of
why an accident or near miss
occurred; presents a universal method
of identifying and preventing
organizational problems. $35 for
general public, free for Norther
California Human Resources
Association members. For more
information call 415-291-1992.
Project Read: Free LiteracyTraning
for Volunteer Tutors. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
South San Francisco Library
Auditorium, 840 W. Orange Ave., South
San Francisco. Free. For more
information call 829-3871.
Fay Carol Quartet Jazz Show. 6 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. Stanford Shopping
Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center,
Palo Alto. Free. For more information
go to
Esther's Pledge Substance Abuse
Prevention Workshops. 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. 1717 Embarcadero Road,
Suite 4000, Palo Alto. ACS is offering
substance abuse prevention
workshops, which will cover warning
signs, education, how to talk to your
kids, and steps for getting help. Free.
For more information email
For more events visit, click Calendar.
new school year. With the cuts that have
occurred over the past several years,
early care and education programs
throughout San Mateo County have been
severely affected. The rst six years of
life are so critical for cognitive develop-
ment and school readiness, we ought to
be investing in this key age group rather
than decimating the programs that serve
them, she said.
In earlier versions of the proposed
budget, it looked like cuts would result
in the closure of facilities. Thankfully
thats no longer the case, said Nirmala
Dillman, Child Care Partnership Council
coordinator for the San Mateo County
Ofce of Education. In addition, the
requirements to get access to services
also didnt change. How these services
are funded, however, did change.
One result is that districts will need to
examine charging a fee to low-income
families. The fee is meant to make up for
cuts, but it may create an obstacle for
local districts and families. Dillman
explained this is challenging since par-
ents already enrolled their children. At
the time of enrollment, there was no pos-
sible fee. Now districts will need to
check to see if the familys income
means they will need to pay a fee. Then,
notices will need to be mailed out to par-
ents, said Dillman. That creates issues
for districts who will are faced with
doing additional work with no extra
funds. Also, Dillman noted, districts
arent set up to take fees.
Losing spots is always a concern for
local districts. The hope is to not turn
families away but to get to the lower
number of students through attrition,
said Dillman.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105.
Continued from page 1
SamTrans, the lands current owner,
would grant developer Legacy Partners a
long-term lease for a little more than half
the site followed by ownership of the
proposed mixed-use and transit-oriented
The report offers a reduced intensity
alternative that lowers heights and
reduces the number of residential units
to 240 but keeps other elements the
A new alternative was also added to
improve the projects compatibility with
the surrounding area, particularly the
Greater East San Carlos neighborhoods.
The option lowers heights on most
buildings north of Holly Street, breaks
up the massing between two building
and creates towers immediately north
and south of Holly Street to accent the
The project has changed several times
since the original 2005 plan suggested
319 resident units and 6,000 square feet
of retail. The draft EIR on the current
incarnation was released in December
2009 and the document now up for cer-
tication incorporates dozens of letters
and other input from agencies and resi-
dents mainly concerns about parking,
noise, aesthetics and what happens
when high-speed rail becomes a reality.
No new significant environmental
impacts are identied in the nal report
based on the comments but the consult-
ants did look more closely at reduced
auto trips, spillover parking into the res-
idential areas, shadowing and changes to
the character of the neighborhoods on
the east side of the Caltrain tracks.
The Planning Commission presenta-
tion and public comment on the FEIR is
7 p.m. Monday, July 30. A public hear-
ing and vote on the recommendation will
be 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Both are held
at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.
The full FEIR is available online at
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years a man named Chris Rudnicki has
been robbing the birds of their eggs in an
effort to control their population.
Rudnicki might not describe his job as
robbing the birds since he has deep
respect for pigeons and extensive knowl-
edge of their behavior.
He doesnt like to be referred to as a
pigeon-abatement specialist either but
his good friends call him bird brains.
Rudnicki used to be a part of the
Downtown San Mateo Association and
started pigeon-proong in 2001 when the
downtown cinema project was nearing
He has since closed his downtown
business but has still been working for
the city under a $47,000 annual contract
to control and manage the birds.
But part of the contract, about $18,000,
was with the citys Redevelopment
Agency, which has been dissolved by the
state, for pigeon control on private prop-
erty. The city is now trying to determine
how to pay for that service.
The city is currently finalizing a
$30,000 annual contract with Rudnicki
to control and manage the pigeon popu-
lation on city-owned buildings and
garages only with a portion, about
$5,000, being set aside for private prop-
erty control, said Matt Bronson, interim
streets and facility manager for the San
Mateo Public Works Department.
The downtown service will not ago
away but will likely be reduced, said
DSMA Executive Director Jessica
The city and DSMA know the value
of his service, Evans said.
The nonprot downtown group will
likely share in the cost of the service
going forward, which will now fall under
the control of the citys Public Works
Rudnicki essentially has controlled the
pigeon population on private property
from El Camino Real to Delaware Street
and Fifth Avenue to Baldwin Avenue.
Many buildings in downtown years ago
had electrical strips placed around the top
edges where the birds would roost to give
them slight shocks and deter them from
coming back.
Most of the devices are no longer func-
tioning, Rudnicki said, but the birds dont
know that.
Rudnicki has successfully modied the
behavior of most pigeons downtown and
has even tagged some to identify whether
they are locals or commuters from other
areas looking for food or new places to
They are intelligent creatures and mate
for life, Rudnicki said. They also can live
as long as 25 years.
He has learned a lot about the birds
while trying to control their population
and discovered that just taking their eggs
causes them to mate quickly so he came
up with some other solutions like replac-
ing real eggs with wooden eggs.
The birds will tend to the wooden eggs
until the birds gure out they are not going
to hatch, Rudnicki said. Even crows and
seagulls are fooled by the wooden eggs,
they try to unsuccessfully eat them.
Few people are even aware of the serv-
ice and take the lack of pigeon droppings
downtown for granted, Evans said.
Rudnicki spotted a big pile of pigeon
droppings on Main Street next to the park-
ing garage Wednesday that may have
become an overnight roost.
If the roosting continues at the spot,
Rudnicki will use some scare tactics to
discourage the birds from coming back or
put up an exclusion device to prevent
them from roosting on the city-owned
property. Rudnickis new contract with the
city covers this work but will not cover the
work going forward if the problem hap-
pens across the street on private property.
It is going to be interesting if he goes
away, Evans said about Rudnickis work
and the potential for the birds.
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: sil- or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106.
Continued from page 1
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It behooves you to be s
helpful as you can, because it wont be what you do
for yourself but what you do for others that will bring
you the greatest gratifcation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Give pretentious people
a wide berth, because they will make you feel ex-
tremely uncomfortable, and you certainly wont want
to match their phoniness.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take advantage of the
strong achievement cycle youre in, and aim for
impressive targets. Shoot high, because even if you
fall short, youll come out way ahead.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Dont be indifferent to
any hunches, because regardless of which activities
you involve yourself in, your actions could be more
accurate and helpful than usual.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Youll have no trouble
soliciting appropriate aid to help you do something that
you cant do independently. Many of your friends or
associates will be in the right places at the right times.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Much can be
accomplished through an independent and effective
partnership arrangement. It behooves you to be a
team player instead of a loner.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Its one of those
days when youll be able to perform physical tasks
more effectively than youre able to manage mental
ones. Give your muscles a workout and your mind
a rest.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Even if youre fnding
that the odds are slightly in your favor when it comes
to situations that have elements of chance, it doesnt
give you license to take foolish risks.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Dont be overly con-
cerned about handling a problematical development,
should one occur. You are needlessly worrying about
things that may never happen.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you get all your
correspondence done early on and put whatever
else you can in proper order, youll make things a lot
easier on yourself for the rest of the week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Because money mat-
ters look like they could turn out to be reasonably
positive for you, its time to put your mind to work on
something that could be fnancially proftable.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your independence
could be of greater importance to you than usual, and
even though normally you dont mind being imposed
upon, you wont like it at present.
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16 Scouts
18 In inventory (2 wds.)
20 Patronage
21 Give -- -- chance
22 Relatives
23 Wine or river
26 Minister
29 Put up drapes
30 Showroom item
31 Evil spell
33 Californias Fort --
34 Thus
35 Perfume holder
36 Wildcats
38 Basketball rims
39 Ms. Hagen of flms
40 Sushi morsel
41 Emersons middle name
44 Yearbook
47 Monocle
49 Cups edge
51 Healing plant
52 PC brain
53 Young girl
54 Pretoria cash
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5 Hartford competitor
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8 Rouses
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11 Teakettle sound
17 View from Giza
19 Had a meal
22 Green Hornets valet
23 Frat letter
24 Throw
25 Memorial Day race
26 Jowly canines
27 Great Lakes state
28 Lowest high tide
30 Fringe --
32 Really big shirts
34 Praise highly
35 Talkative
37 Prodded
38 Squawker
40 Come later
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Monday July 16, 2012 21
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Wanted: Independent Contractor to provide deliv-
ery of the Daily Journal six days per week, Mon-
day thru Saturday, early morning. Experience
with newspaper delivery required. Must have
valid license and appropriate insurance coverage
to provide this service in order to be eligible.
Papers are available for pickup in San Mateo at
3:00 a.m. or San Francisco earlier.
Please apply in person Monday-Friday only, 10am
to 4pm at The Daily Journal, 800 S. Claremont St
#210, San Mateo.
The best career seekers
read the Daily Journal.
We will help you recruit qualified, talented
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The Daily Journals readership covers a wide
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104 Training
The San Mateo Daily Journal Classi-
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than one incorrect insertion, and its lia-
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105 Education/Instruction
Little Learners: age 2.5-3.5
Big Explorers: age 3.5-5
106 Tutoring
Spanish, French,
Certificated Local
All Ages!
Credential Teacher
Resume Available
Pre-K to College
Multiple Subjects
Contact Elizabeth
110 Employment
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Cleaners/Laundry personnel in the Bur-
lingame area. Please call Bao @
Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
(408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273
FT & PT, Good pay (B.O.E.). Apply in
person @ Neals Coffee Shop, 1845 El
Camino Real, Burlingame,
110 Employment
F/T Janitorial Supervisor. M-F.
Security clearance required. Using floor
equipment and have commercial
cleaning experience. Fax resume at
Entry up to $13 Dia up to $20
650-367-6500 FX:650-367-6400
The Daily Journal is looking for in-
terns to do entry level reporting, re-
search, updates of our ongoing fea-
tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
so welcome.
We expect a commitment of four to
eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented in-
terns have progressed in time into
paid correspondents and full-time re-
College students or recent graduates
are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
experience is preferred but not neces-
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Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you ap-
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with our publication. Our Web site:
Send your information via e-mail to or by reg-
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San Mateo CA 94402.
PLUMBER - Experienced needed, serv-
ice & repair, repipe & remodels. RE-
quired to have minimum 5 years experi-
ence. Fax resume to Attention Angie,
COUNTER PERSON, Sandwich shop,
P/T, need flexible schedule. Apply 1480
El Camino Real, Belmont.
Experienced line, Night / Weekends.
Apply in person,1201 San Carlos Ave.,
San Carlos.
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independent contractor/advertising
sales representatives to help grow
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Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
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110 Employment
Are you: Dependable
Detail Oriented
Willing to learn new skills
Do you have: Good English skills
A Desire for steady employment
A desire for employment benefits
If the above items describe you,
please call (650)342-6978.
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Crystal Cleaning Center
San Mateo, CA 94402
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Single Source, 295 Waterford St.,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Maria V.
Cabrera, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A .
/s/ Maria V. Cabrera /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/29/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/02/12, 07/09/12, 07/16/12, 07/23/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Los Cuates Taqueria, 140 Ha-
CA 94080 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owners: Mario Flores and Arturo
Colmenares, 420 Commerrcial Ave.,
South San Francisco, CA 94080. The
business is conducted by a General Par-
tership. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Arturo Colmenures /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/22/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
06/25/12, 07/02/12, 07/09/12, 07/16/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: 1) Cleaning By Eddie, 2) Eddie
Cleaner, 1114 S. El Camino Real, SAN
MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered
by the following owners: Raymond Yi
and Sungmi Yi, 4102 George Ave #1
San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is
conducted by a Husband and Wife. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Raymond Yi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/29/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/02/12, 07/09/12, 07/16/12, 07/23/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Yi Yuan Szechuan Restaurant,
1711 EL Camino Real, MILLBRAE, CA
94030 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Eugene Jin Su and Wenjun
Hu, 178 Country Club Dr., San Francis-
co, CA 94132. The business is conduct-
ed by a General Partnership. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Eugene Jin Su /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/03/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/12, 07/16/12, 07/23/12, 07/30/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Guitar Center #219, 53 W. Hillsdale
Blvd. #A, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Guitar Center Stores, INC., CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ John W. Unger /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 07/02/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/12, 07/16/12, 07/23/12, 07/30/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Akarshan Designs, 1149 Millbrae
Ave,, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Akar-
shan Designs Incorporated, CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 01/01/2012
/s/ Harminder Bajaj /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 06/14/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
07/09/12, 07/16/12, 07/23/12, 07/30/12).
12-0013135 Title Order No. 12-0021760
APN No. 042-236-120-4 YOU ARE IN
DATED 05/18/2006. UNLESS YOU
is hereby given that RECONTRUST
COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed
trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust
05/18/2006 and recorded 5/19/2006, as
Instrument No. 2006-075983, in Book ,
Page , of Official Records in the office of
the County Recorder of San Mateo
County, State of California, will sell on
08/06/2012 at 12:30PM, At the Marshall
Street entrance to the Hall of Justice,
400 County Center, Redwood City, San
Mateo County, CA at public auction, to
the highest bidder for cash or check as
described below, payable in full at time of
sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed
to and now held by it under said Deed of
Trust, in the property situated in said
County and State and as more fully de-
scribed in the above referenced Deed of
Trust. The street address and other
common designation, if any, of the real
203 Public Notices
property described above is purported to
TEO, CA, 94403. The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any in-
correctness of the street address and
other common designation, if any, shown
herein.The total amount of the unpaid
balance with interest thereon of the obli-
gation secured by the property to be sold
plus reasonable estimated costs, ex-
penses and advances at the time of the
initial publication of the Notice of Sale is
$715,519.98. It is possible that at the
time of sale the opening bid may be less
than the total indebtedness due. In addi-
tion to cash, the Trustee will accept
cashier's checks drawn on a state or na-
tional bank, a check drawn by a state or
federal credit union, or a check drawn by
a state or federal savings and loan asso-
ciation, savings association, or savings
bank specified in Section 5102 of the Fi-
nancial Code and authorized to do busi-
ness in this state.Said sale will be made,
in an ''AS IS'' condition, but without cove-
nant or warranty, express or implied, re-
garding title, possession or encumbran-
ces, to satisfy the indebtedness secured
by said Deed of Trust, advances there-
under, with interest as provided, and the
unpaid principal of the Note secured by
said Deed of Trust with interest thereon
as provided in said Note, plus fees,
charges and expenses of the Trustee
and of the trusts created by said Deed of
Trust. If required by the provisions of
section 2923.5 of the California Civil
Code, the declaration from the mortga-
gee, beneficiary or authorized agent is
attached to the Notice of Trustee's Sale
duly recorded with the appropriate Coun-
ty Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO PO-
TENTIAL BIDDERS If you are consider-
ing bidding on this property lien, you
should understand that there are risks in-
volved in bidding at a trustee auction.
You will be bidding on a lien, not on a
property itself. Placing the highest bid at
a trustee auction does not automatically
entitle you to free and clear ownership of
the property. You should also be aware
that the lien being auctioned off may be a
junior lien. If you are the highest bidder
at the auction, you are or may be respon-
sible for paying off all liens senior to the
lien being auctioned off, before you can
receive clear title to the property. You
are encouraged to investigate the exis-
tence, priority, and size of outstanding
liens that may exist on this property by
contacting the county recorder's office or
a title insurance company, either of
which may charge you a fee for this infor-
mation. If you consult either of these re-
sources, you should be aware that the
lender may hold more than one mort-
gage or deed of trust on the property.
sale date shown on this notice of sale
may be postponed one or more times by
the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a
court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the
California Civil Code. The law requires
that information about trustee sale post-
ponements be made available to you and
to the public, as a courtesy to those not
present at the sale. If you wish to learn
whether your sale date has been post-
poned, and, if applicable, the resched-
uled time and date for the sale of this
property, you may call 1-800-281-8219
or visit this Internet Web site www.recon-, using the file number as-
signed to this case 12-0013135. Infor-
mation about postponements that are
very short in duration or that occur close
in time to the scheduled sale may not im-
mediately be reflected in the telephone
information or on the Internet Web site.
The best way to verify postponement in-
formation is to attend the scheduled sale.
Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI
VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Informa-
tion: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee's Sale
is a debt collector attempting to collect a
debt. Any information obtained will be
used for that purpose. FEI #
1006.163184 7/16, 7/23, 7/30/2012
210 Lost & Found
FOUND - Evan - I found your iPod, call
LOST - SET OF KEYS, San Mateo.
Reward. 650-274-9892
LOST - 2 silver rings and silver watch,
May 7th in Burlingame between Park Rd.
& Walgreens, Sentimental value. Call
Gen @ (650)344-8790
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
Belmont. Dark brown& tan, blue eyes.
REWARD! (415)990-8550
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
294 Baby Stuff
Excellent condition. Blue. $300.
Call 650-303-8727.
296 Appliances
HAIR DRYER, Salon Master, $10.
condition. 3 speed. $35. (650)854-4109
canner 4qt. $25. 415 333-8540
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROTISSERIE GE, US Made, IN-door or
out door, Holds large turkey 24 wide,
Like new, $80, OBO (650)344-8549
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12
4 years old $99 (650)366-1812
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
VACUUM CLEANER Eureka canister
like new, SOLD!
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
VIKINGSTOVE, High End beauitful
Stainless Steel, SOLD!
WASHER AND Dryer, $200
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK Roof mounted, holds up to
4 bikes, $65 (650)594-1494
THULE BIKE rack, for roof load bar,
Holds bike upright. $100 (650)594-1494
298 Collectibles
"STROLLEE" WALKING Doll in Original
Box Brunette in Red/white/black dress
$25, (650)873-8167
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1
clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902
3 MADAME ALEXANDER Dolls. $40 for
all. SOLD!
67 OLD Used U.S. Postage Stamps.
Many issued before World War II. All
different. $4.00, (650)787-8600
AMISH QUILLOW, brand new, authen-
tic, $50. (650)589-8348
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEANIE BABIES in cases with TY tags
attached, good condition. $10 each or 12
for $100. (650) 588-1189
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23, $90. OBO, (650)754-
STAND with 8 colored lights at base / al-
so have extra lights, $50., (650)593-8880
bleheads Bay Meadows, $10 EA. brand
new in original box. (415)612-0156
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
GAYLORD PERRY 8x10 signed photo
$10 (650)692-3260
JIM BEAM decorative collectors bottles
(8), many sizes and shapes, $10. each,
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
MARK MCGUIRE hats, cards, beanie
babies, all for $98., (650)520-8558
1981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2,
all $40., (650)518-0813
POSTERS - Message in a Bottle Movie
Promo Sized Poster, Kevin Costner and
Paul Newman, New Kids On The Block
1980s, Framed Joey McEntyre, Casper
Movie, $5-12., call Maria, (650)873-8167
RAT PACK framed picture with glass 24"
by 33" mint condition $60. (650)871-7200
Clokey, $40., (650)873-8167
Pots/cover: ea. 6 diam; includes carry
handle for stacking transit. Unique.
Brown speckle enamelware, $20.,
299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
6 actividaes $18 650 349-6059
300 Toys
LEGO'S (2) Unopened, NINJAGO, La-
sha's Bite Cycle, 250 pieces; MONSTER
FIGHTERS, Swamp Creature, ages 7-14
$27.00 both, (650)578-9208
WIND-UP TOY train set, complete in the
box from the 50s, $80 obo (650)589-
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
50s RRECORD player Motorola, it
works $50 obo Sold!
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18 high, $70
CHINA CABINET - Vintage, 6 foot,
solid mahogany. $300/obo.
303 Electronics
each, (650)364-0902
32 TOSHIBA Flat screen TV like new,
bought 9/9/11 with box. $300 Firm.
46 MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
AUDIO SPEAKERS, (2) mint condition,
works great, Polt stereo for computer,
TV, $10.00 both SOLD!
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
H/P WINDOWS Desk Jet 840C Printer.
Like New. All hookups. $99.00
HP COLOR Scanner, Unopened box,
Scan, edit, organize photos/documents
480 x 9600 DPI, Restores colors,
brightness, $40.00 (650)578-9208
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
LSI SCSI Ultra320 Controller + (2) 10k
RPM 36GB SCSI II hard drives $40
NINTENDO NES plus 8 games,Works,
$30 (650)589-8348
304 Furniture
2 DINETTE Chairs both for $29
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
4 DRAWER metal file cabinet, black, no
lock model, like new $50 (650)204-0587
CAST AND metal headboard and foot-
board. white with brass bars, Queen size
$95 650-588-7005
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
CHANDELIER WITH 5 lights/ candela-
bre base with glass shades $20.
COFFEE TABLE - 30 x 58, light oak,
heavy, 1980s, $40., (650)348-5169
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft
fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too
noticeable. 650-303-6002
DESK SOLID wood 21/2' by 5' 3 leather
inlays manufactured by Sligh 35 years
old $100 (must pick up) (650)231-8009
DESK, METAL with glass top, rolls, from
Ikea, $75 obo, SOLD!
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19
inches $30. (650)873-4030
DRAFTING TABLE 30 x 42' with side
tray. excellent cond $75. SOLD!
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
304 Furniture
DUNCAN PHYFE Mahogany china
cabinet with bow glass. $250, O/B.
Mahogany Duncan Phyfe dining room
table $150, O/B. Round mahogany side
table $150, O/B.SOLD!
END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand
carved, other table is antique white mar-
ble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381
END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in
box, need to assemble, 26L x 21W x
21H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8 x 30, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
HAND MADE portable jewelry display
case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x
20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.
HAWAIIAN STYLE living room chair Re-
tton with split bamboo, blue and white
stripe cushion $99 (650)343-4461
high back $99 (650)343-4461
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with
pen holder and paper holder. Brand new,
in the box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
- $65., (650)347-8061
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vi-
nyl medium brown $70, (650)368-3037
ROCKING CHAIR - excellent condition,
oak, with pads, $85.obo, (650)369-9762
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of
storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720
TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass
top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TWIN BEDS (2) - like new condition with
frame, posturepedic mattress, $99. each,
VANITY ETHAN Allen maple w/drawer
and liftup mirror like new $95
chairs, $30 each or both for $50. nice
set. (650)583-8069
VINTAGE WING back chair $90,
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Five avaial-
ble, Call (650)345-5502
6 BOXES of Victorian lights ceiling & wall
$90., (650)340-9644
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
CEILING FAN multi speed, brown and
bronze $45. (650)592-2648
DINING ROOM Victorian Chandelier
seven light, $90., (650)340-9644
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
Glasses, Under $20 varied, call Maria,
IRONING BOARD $15 (650)347-8061
KITCHEN FAUCET- single handle,
W/spray - not used $19 (650)494-1687
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
306 Housewares
black, all accessories, paid $150., asking
$75., (650)290-1960
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
GALLON SIZE bag of costume jewelry -
various sizes, colors, $100. for bag,
LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow length-
gloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436
Highest Prices Paid on
Jewelry or Scrap
Michaels Jewelry
Since 1963
253 Park Road
308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10,
4 long x 20 wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
CLICKER TORQUE Wrench, 20 - 150
pounds, new with lifetime warranty and
case, $39, 650-595-3933
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
amp, and accessories, $275., (650)341-
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
FMC TIRE changer Machine, $650
New 20hp Honda $2800 (650)333-4400
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
SCNCO TRIM Nail Gun, $100
(650) 521-3542
(650) 521-3542
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
$60. (650)878-9542
EPSON WORKFORCE 520 color printer,
scanner, copier, & fax machine, like new,
warranty, $30., (650)212-7020
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
10 PLANTS (assorted) for $3.00 each,
14 SEGA genius games 2 controllers
$20 (650)589-8348
2 CANES 1 Irish Shillelagh 1 regular $25
20 TRAVEL books .50 cents ea
21 PIECE Punch bowl glass set $55.,
30 NOVEL books $1.00 ea,
3D MOVIE glasses, (12) unopened,
sealed plastic, Real 3D, Kids and adults.
Paid $3.75 each, selling $1.50 each
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
40 ADULT VHS Tapes $100,
BOOKS plus 4 volumes of Abraham Lin-
coln books, $90., (650)345-5502
with metal frame, 42 X 18 X 6, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 *Sorry to say ...
6 QBs scores
9 *Peaceful hand
14 Winnie-the-
Poohs creator
15 Years and years
16 Cake invitation
that Alice
17 Spaghetti sauce
18 *Novelty glasses
in comic book ads
20 Dry, like some
Spanish wine
21 Get ready to
advance after a
fly ball
22 Cereal for kids
25 Maniacs
30 *Yellow Brick
Road creator
35 __ Lama Ding
Dong: doo-wop
36 D-backs, on
37 Hard-time crime
38 Picked from a
lineup, briefly
39 Manly to the max
41 http://www., e.g.
42 Tire in a trunk
43 Suffix with refer
44 Dali or Degas
46 MLB dugout boss
47 Raleighs state:
48 *Power sources
for some toys
50 Saint of vila
52 Dip in the pool
53 Baghdad native
57 One day only!
60 *Ones with a 1.0
64 Piano foot lever
65 __ and the Night
66 Argentine aunt
67 Pong maker
68 *MGM Resorts
reward program
69 Secret agent
70 Like each starred
answers first
letter, when used
as a numeral
1 Little rascals
2 Pull the trigger
3 Vehicle with a
charging station
4 Long-haired cat
5 Rocks __
6 Schoolbook
7 Bilingual TV
cartoon explorer
8 Stocking tear
9 Big name in
10 Patsy
11 Suffix with Israel
12 Yukon automaker
13 Super __: game
19 Delish!
23 Inside dope
24 60s-70s Jaguar
26 Faucet trouble
27 Classic
28 Come into view
29 __ Raiders:
30 Feel sorry about
31 English Channel
32 Book jacket
33 Main blood vessel
34 Like a dark room
40 In this place
42 Hearty bowlful
44 Without __ in the
45 Ave. crossers
49 Meet, as a
51 Edge along
54 Army insects
55 Makeup smudge
56 My word!
58 Tomb Raiders __
59 Tiger Woodss
60 Hydroelectric
61 Tee size letters
62 __ chi: Chinese
martial art
63 Old TV dial
64 Golf standard
By C.C. Burnikel
(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
6 BASKETS with handles, all various
colors and good sizes, great for many
uses, all in good condition. $15 all
9 CARRY-ON bags (assorted) - extra
large, good condition, $10. each obo,
umes Dec.'54-March '81 $99/all
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry mak-
ing, $75. all, (650)676-0732
ed, neutral color beige, 11.5 long X 17
wide, matches any decor, never used,
excellent condition, Burl, $18.,
BOOK - Fighting Aircraft of WWII,
Janes, 1000 illustrations, $65.,
BOOK NATIONAL Geographic Nation-
al Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858
Korea, Europe. $50 (650)302-0976
CAR SUITCASES - good condition for
camping, car, vacation trips $15.00 all,
CEILING FAN - Multi speed, bronze &
brown, excellent shape, $45.,
CLASSIC TOY Train Magazines, (200)
mint condition, SOLD!
CLEAN CAR Kit, unopened sealed box,
7 full size containers for leather, spots,
glass, interior, paint, chamois, $25.00
FULL QUEEN quilt $20 (650)871-7200
310 Misc. For Sale
IE crome with glass door excellent condi-
tion $55 OBO (650)343-4461
DOOM (3) computer games $15/each 2
total, (650)367-8949
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
dition $50., (650)878-9542
FREE DWARF orange tree
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
$20 SOLD!
Current authors, $2. each (10), (650)364-
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
back @$3. each, 5 paperbacks @$1.
each, (650)341-1861
made, portable, wood & see through lid
to open, 45L, 20W, 3H, $65.,
JOHN K KENNEDY Mementos, Books,
Magazines, Photos, Placards, Phono-
graph Records, Ect. $45 all
$8. each, (650)871-7200
MASSAGER CHAIR - Homedics, Heat,
Timer, Remote, like new, $75., (650)344-
MENU FROM Steam Ship Lurline Aug.
20 1967 $10 (650)755-8238
MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x
21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base,
like new, $95., (650)349-2195
310 Misc. For Sale
- Alkaline, PH Balance water, with anti-
oxident properties, good for home or of-
fice, brand new, $100., (650)619-9203.
NELSON DE MILLE -Hardback books 5
@ $3 each, (650)341-1861
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
OLD 5 gal. glass water cooler bottle $20
(650) 521-3542
ONE BOYS Superman Christmas Wrap-
ping paper $2., (650)873-8167
Wooden Outdoor Screen, Retail $130
With Metal Supports, $85. obo, call Ma-
ria, (650)873-8167
$80/all (650)345-5502
PLANT - Beautiful hybrodized dahlia tu-
bers, $3 to $8 each (12 available), while
supplies last, Bill (650)871-7200
QUEEN SIZE inflatable mattress with
built in battery air pump used twice $40,
SESAME STREET toilet seat excellent
condition $12 650 349-6059
SF GREETING Cards (300 w/envelopes)
factory sealed $20. (650)207-2712
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48 x 69
$70 (650)692-3260
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
mas Wrapping Paper Retail $6 selling $2
each 6-7 yards, (650)873-8167
STUART WOODS Hardback Books
2 @ $3.00 each. (650)341-1861
TABLECLOTH - Medium Blue color rec-
tangular tablecloth 70" long 52" wide with
12 napkins $15., (650)755-8238
TOTE FULL of English novels - Cathrine
Cookson, $100., (650)493-8467
310 Misc. For Sale
TICKETS, BROADWAY by the Bay, (3)
Marvelous Wonderets Sat. 7/14; Chorus
Line Sat 9/22; Broadway by Year Sat.
11/10 Section 4 main level $80.00 all.
TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never
used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)594-
TIRE CHAINS - used once includes rub-
ber tighteners plus carrying case. call for
corresponding tire size, $20.,
TO THE MOON The 1969 story in pic-
tures, text and sound. $35
TOILET SINK - like new with all of the
accessories ready to be installed, $55.
obo, (650)369-9762
TRUMPET VINE tree in old grove pots 2
@ $15 ea SOLD
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
Glasses 6 count. Fifteenth Annual
with Horse Drawn Wagon Etching 12 dol-
lars b/o (650)873-8167
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
VOLVO STATION Wagon car cover $50
650 888-9624
WALKER - never used, $85.,
WALL LIGHT fixture - 2 lamp with frost-
ed fluted shades, gold metal, great for
bathroom vanity, never used, excellent
condition, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104
WELLS FARGO Brass belt buckle, $40
WOOD PLANT STAND- mint condition,
indoor, 25in. high, 11deep, with shelves
$15.00, (650)578-9208
311 Musical Instruments
12 STRING epiphone guitar. New, with
fender gig bag. $150 firm (650)430-9621
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each.
3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small
Accordion $82. (650)376-3762.
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G
Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513
Graduated Bars, vintage concert Model
near mint condition, $1,750.,
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
312 Pets & Animals
system with interconnecting tunnels,
Large: 9 1/2 x 19 1/2; Small 9 1/2 x 9
1/2, with water bottles, food bowls, exer-
cise wheel, lots of tunnels & connectors
makes varied configurations, much more.
$25., (650)594-1494
REPTILE CAGE - Medium size, $20.,
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors
with divider $50.00 (650) 743-9534.
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle
Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617
A BAG of Summer ties $15 OBO
BATHROBE MENS navy blue plush-ter-
ry and belt. Maroon piping and trim, 2
pockets. Medium size. $10., (650)341-
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. size made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
BOOTS - purple leather, size 8, ankle
length, $50.obo, (650)592-9141
EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather la-
dies winter coat - tan colored with green
lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
HARDING PARK mens golf dress shirts
(new) asking $25 (650)871-7200
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30%
nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648
LEATHER COAT medium size (snake
skin design) $50 (650)755-8238
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
LEVIS MENS jeans - Size 42/30, well
faded, excellent condition, $10.,
MEN'S SUIT almost new $25.
MENS DRESS SHOES - bostonian cas-
ual dress tie up, black upper leather, size
8.5, classic design, great condition,
$60.,Burl., (650)347-5104
MENS PANTS & SHORTS - Large box,
jeans, cargos, casual dress slacks,
34/32, 36/32, Burl, $85.all,
MENS SHIRTS - Brand names, Polos,
casual long sleeve dress, golf polo,
tshirts, sizes M/L, great condition, Burl,
$83., (650)347-5104
Custom Made & Alterations
889 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
650-622-9439 650-622-9439
316 Clothes
$25., 650-364-0902
San Francisco: All-weather, zip-front,
hood. Weatherproof 2-tone tan.; Inner:
navy fleece, logos SF & GG bridge.
$15.00 (650)341-3288
SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand
New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers),
black, $18. (510) 527-6602
TUXEDOS, FORMAL, 3, Black, White,
Maroon Silk brocade, Like new. Size 36,
$100 All OBO (650)344-8549
VINTAGE CLOTHING 1930 Ermine fur
coat Black full length $35 650 755-9833
blue/white stripe seersucker, jacket,
slacks, shorts, size 12, $10., (650)341-
317 Building Materials
2 ANTIQUE Glass Towel bars $60 pair
3 FRAMLESS shower door 3/8th thick,
25x66, 24x70, 26x74, $30 ea.
50 NEW Gray brick, standard size,
8x4x2 $25 obo All, (650)345-5502
35 1/4" x 79 1/4". Asking $50.00. Call
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
Quality $3.50 each. Call (650) 349-6059.
BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard
$35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message.
BOOGIE BOARD, original Morey Boogie
Board #138, Exc condition, $25
camp stove for boaters or camping. Mint
condition. $35.00 (650)341-3288
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18 di-
meter, Halex brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
EXERCISE MAT used once, lavender
$12, (650)368-3037
GOLF BALLS - 155+, $19., SOLD!
GOLF SHOES women's brand new Nike
Air Charmere size 7m $45 SOLD!
ICE SKATES, Ladies English. Size 7-8
$65 Please call Maria (650)873-8167
ONE BUCKET of golf balls - 250 total,
various brands, $25., (650)339-3195
PING CRAZ-E Putter w/ cover. 35in.
Like New $75 call(650)208-5758
THULE BIKE rack. Fits rectangular load
bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
an Staionery Bike, both $400. Or sepa-
rate: $150 for the bike, $350 for the
treadmill. Call (650)992-8757
TWO YOGA Videos. Never used, one
with Patrisha Walden, one by Rebok with
booklet. Both $6 (650)755-8238
WATER SKI'S - Gold cup by AMFA Voit
$40., (650)574-4586
322 Garage Sales
July 14, 21, 28
10-2 pm Thurs. & Fri.
10-3 pm Saturday
Episcopal Church
1 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo 94401
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
HONEYWELL PENTAX 35mm excellent
lens, with case $65. (650)348-6428
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
345 Medical Equipment
FOUR WHEEL walker with handbrakes,
fold down seat and basket, $50.
25 Monday July 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journals
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom $1550. 2 bedroom $1900.,
New carpets, new granite counters, dish-
washer, balcony, covered carports, stor-
age, pool, no pets. (650) 591-4046
REDWOOD CITY- 1 Bedroom, all elec-
tric kitchen, close to downtown,
$1095./month, plus $700 deposit. Call
Jean (650)361-1200.
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49-59 daily + tax
$294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
93 FLEETWOOD Chrome wheels Grey
leather interior 237k miles Sedan $ 2,500
or Trade, Good Condition (650)481-5296
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on a trade-in or
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Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR 08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
HONDA 10 ACCORD LX - 4 door se-
dan, low miles, $19K, (650)573-6981
620 Automobiles
MERCEDES 06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
DATSUN 72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, au-
tomatic, custom, $3,600 or trade.
(415) 412-7030
PLYMOUTH 72 CUDA - Runs and
drives good, needs body, interior and
paint, $8,000 /obo, serious inquiries only.
635 Vans
1999 CHRYSLER Town & Country Van,
Runs Well $700 SOLD!
NISSAN 01 Quest - GLE, leather seats,
sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks
new, $15,500. (650)219-6008
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW 03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
special construction, 1340 ccs,
Awesome! $5,950/obo
Rob (415)602-4535.
call for what you want or need $99
645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with ex-
tras, $750., (650)343-6563
PROSPORT 97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha
Pacific, loaded, like new, $9,500 or trade,
650 RVs
73 Chevy Model 30 Van, Runs
good, Rebuilt Transmission, Fiber-
glass Bubble Top $1,795. Owner
Call for appointments. (650)364-1374.
670 Auto Service
Quailty Work-Value Price
Ready to help
call (650) 345-0101
254 E. Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo
Corner of Saratoga Ave.
Repair Restore Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists
2165 Palm Ave.
San Mateo
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
2 RADIAL GT tires 205715 & 2356014
$10 each, (650)588-7005
2 SNOW/CABLE chains good condition
fits 13-15 inch rims $10/both San Bruno
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
67-68 CAMERO PARTS - $85.,
good shape, Grand Prix brand. Includes
tires - legal/balanced. $100., San Bruno,
670 Auto Parts
backup mirror 8 diameter fixture. $30.
HEAVY DUTY jack stand for camper or
SUV $15. SOLD!
or. Excellent Condition $90. San Bruno.
MAZDA 3 2010 CAR COVER - Cover-
kraft multibond inside & outside cover,
like new, $50., (650)678-3557
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, &
1 gray marine diesel manual $40 or B/O
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
We Sell, Install and
Repair All Brands of
Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired
to Any Car for Music
Quieter Car Ride
Sound Proof Your Car
31 Years Experience
2001 Middlefield Road
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
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Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
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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
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Interlocking Pavers Landscaping
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Framing Foundations
(650) 387-8950
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for all your electrical needs
For all your
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Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben at (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
Servicing Hillsborough,
Burlingame, Millbrae,
and San Mateo
We are a full service
gardening company
650 218-0657
to the
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Maintenance, New Lawns,
Sprinkler Systems, Clean Ups,
Fences, Tree Trimming,
Concrete work, Brick Work,
Pavers, and Retaining Walls.
Free Estimates
Cell: (650) 400- 5604
Wood Flooring
Installation & Refinishing
Lic.# 958104
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Handy Help
Small Jobs, Hauling, Car-
pentry, Flooring, Decks,
Dry Rot Repair, Siding,
Lic. 968619
Carpentry Plumbing Drain
Cleaning Kitchens Bathrooms
Dry Rot Decks
Priced for You! Call John
Free Estimates
Serving you is a privilege.
Painting-Interior & Exterior Roof Re-
pair Base Boards New Fence
Hardwood Floors Plumbing Tile
Mirrors Chain Link Fence Window
Glass Water Heater Installation
Bus Lic# 41942
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Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
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40 Yrs. Experience
Retired Licensed Contractor
Hardwood Floors
Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
Lic. #794899
Haul Any Kind of Junk
Residential & Commercial
Free Estimates!
We recycle almost everything!
Go Green!
Call Joe
Light moving!
Haul Debris!
$50 & Up HAUL
Since 1988 Free Estimates
A+ BBB rating
Serving the Peninsula since 1976
Free Estimates
Junk and debris removal,
Yard/lot clearing,
Furniture, appliance hauling.
Specializing in hoarder clean up
(650)393-4233 (650)393-4233
Interior Design
Hunter Douglas Gallery
Free Measuring & Install.
247 California Dr., Burl.
990 Industrial Blvd., #106
SC (800)570-7885
Landscaping & Demolition
Sprinkler systems New fences
Flagstone Interlocking pavers
New driveways Clean-ups
Hauling Gardening
Retaining walls Drainage
Interior & Exterior
Quality Work w/
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Lic# 857741
Since 1975
Complete Preparation.
Will Beat any
Professional Estimate!
Interior & Exterior
Pressure Washing
Free Estimates
Lic #514269
Interiors / Exteriors
Residential / Commercial
Free Estimates
Reasonable Rates
Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture
Power Washing-Decks, Fences
No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174
Call Mike the Painter
Home Improvement
Making Peninsula homes
more beautiful since 1996
* Home furnishings & accessories
* Drapery & window treatments:
blinds & shades
* Free in-home consultation
853 Industrial Rd. Ste E San Carlos
Wed Sat 12:00- 5:30pm, or by appt.
650-388-8836 650-388-8836
Marble, Stone & porcelain
Kitchens, bathrooms, floors,
fireplaces, entryways, decks,
tile, ceramic tile
repair, grout repair
Free Estimates Lic.# 955492
Mario Cubias
Installation and Design
Portfolio and References,
Great Prices
Free Estimates
Lic. 670794
Call John Zerille
Window Washing
California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tors State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their li-
cense number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
contractor at or 800-
321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking
jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State Li-
cense Board.
Benjamin Lewis Lesser
Certified Public Accountant
Tax & Accounting Services
(650)689-5547 (650)689-5547
Huge credit card debt?
Job loss? Foreclosure?
Medical bills?
Call for a free consultation
(650)363-2600 (650)363-2600
This law firm is
a debt relief agency
Law Office of Jason Honaker
Chapter 7 &13
Call us for a consultation
Facials, Waxing, Fitness
Body Fat Reduction
Pure Organic Facial $48.
1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae
(650)697-6868 (650)697-6868
Dental Services
Family Dentistry &
Smile Restoration
UCSF Dentistry Faculty
Cantonese, Mandarin &
Hindi Spoken
650-477-6920 650-477-6920
320 N. San Mateo Dr. Ste 2
San Mateo
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Low Cost
non-attorney service
520 So. El Camino Real #650
San Mateo, CA 94402
Se habla Espaol
I am not an attorney.
I can only provide self help services
at your specic directions
The Best Sushi
& Ramen in Town
1070 Holly Street
San Carlos
Express Lunch
Special $8.00
1400 Broadway
What everybody is
talking about!
South Harbor
Restaurant & Bar
425 Marina Blvd., SSF
We Do! We Do!
Holiday Banquet
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Early Bird Special
Prime Rib Complete Dinner
1699 Old Bayshore Blvd. Burlingame
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Senior Meals, Kids Menu
1845 El Camino Real
401 E. 3rd Ave.
@ S. Railroad
San Mateo
(650) 347-7888
Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at
Foster City Blvd. Exit
Foster City
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
1750 El Camino Real
San Mateo
(Borel Square)
19 large screen HD TVs
Full Bar & Restaurant
1819 El Camino, in
Burlingame Plaza
(650)652-4908 (650)652-4908
Dinner for 2 - $98.
4 Course Fondue Feast &
Bottle of Wine
1 Transit Way San Mateo
Partnership. Service. Trust.
Half Moon Bay, Redwood City,
San Mateo
World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno
Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real
San Mateo - (650)458-8881
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -(650)583-2221
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
General Dentistry
for Adults & Children
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2
San Mateo 94401
Health & Medical
We can treat it
without CPAP!
Call for a free
sleep apnea screening
Millbrae Dental
Sessions start from $20
Call 650-235-6761
12220 6th Ave, Belmont
FREE Consultation for
Laser Treatment
Dr. Richard Woo, DPM
400 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo
Home Care
Free Estimates
Whole House & Office
Cleanup Too!
Serving SF Bay Area
Call Karen Now!
Great insurance
Great price
Special rates for
drivers over 50
1121 Laurel St.,
San Carlos
Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Paying too much for COBRA?
No coverage?
.... Not good!
I can help.
John Bowman
CA Lic #0E08395
We Buy
Coins, Jewelry,
Watches, Platinum,
& Diamonds.
Expert fine watch
& jewelry repair.
Deal with experts.
1211 Burlingame Ave.
(650) 347-7007
Legal Services
Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust,
Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues,Breach of Contract
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Registered & Bonded
"I am not an attorney. I can only
provide self help services at your
specific direction."
Are you age 62+ & own your
Call for a free, easy to read
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Massage Therapy
$60 one hour
body massage + table shower
45 mins $50, Half hour $40
Open every day, 9:30am to 9:30pm
615 Woodside Rd #5
Redwood City
$48 per Hour
New Customers Only
For First 20 Visits
Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm
633 Veterans Blvd., #C
Redwood City
$50 for 1 hour
Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City
7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm
Body & Foot Massage
Facial Treatment
1205 Capuchino Ave.
2608 S. El Camino Real
& 25th Ave., San Mateo
$30.00/Hr Foot Massage
$50.00/Hr Full Body Massage
2305-A Carlos Street
Moss Beach
(On Hwy 1 next to Post office)
Grand Opening!
$10. Off 1-Hour Session!
1482 Laurel St.
San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joes)
Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm
Massage Therapy
951 Old County Road
Suite 1
We buy and pawn:
Gold Jewelry
Art Watches
Musical Instrument
Paintings Diamonds
Silverware Electronics
Antique Furniture
Computers TVs Cars
Open 7 days
Buy *Sell*Loan
590 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City
Fiesta Shopping Center
747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo
Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Direct Private Lender
Homes Multi-family
Mixed-Use Commercial
FICO Credit Score Not a Factor
Investors welcome
Loan servicing since 1979
Wachter Investments, Inc.
Real Estate Broker #746683
Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System ID #348268
CA Dept. of Real Estate
Real Estate Services
Representing Buyers
& Sellers
Commission Negotiable
24-hour Assisted Living
Care located in
Mills Estate Villa
Burlingame Villa
- Short Term Stays
- Dementia & Alzheimers
- Hospice Care
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
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