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Friday • Nov.

16, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 78
By Michelle Durand
A lawsuit seeking to change San
Mateo County to district elections
for supervisor seats is still a go even
though voters solidly agreed last
week to switch from the current
countywide system.
Backers of the six residents who
sued called the Nov. 6 victory of
Measure B a very positive develop-
ment but say a judge’s ruling is still
desired to confirm the county violat-
ed the California Voter’s Rights Act
with the existing elections method
and order the county to create a new
district-based method.
But going ahead is a moot point,
said attorney Jim Wagstaffe who
represents the county in this matter.
“The electorate has decided the
issue and a judge doesn’t need to.
The county sent it to the voters to
get the public’s view on it and they
spoke through the election,”
Wagstaffe said.
Wagstaffe does not believe a
judge must establish or reaffirm dis-
trict lines and plans to file a motion
within weeks asking for the case’s
The lawsuit and in essence
Measure B aimed at changing the
county’s current system in which
board members must live in the spe-
cific district they represent but are
chosen by voters countywide.
Opponents argued this favors
incumbents and causes a fundrais-
ing burden for candidates who must
throw their net wider for money and
votes. Supporters said countywide
voters should be able to weigh in on
elected officials who represent
every resident.
The lawsuit also contended the
existing method was unfair to
District election lawsuit still a go
Election Night victory of Measure B doesn’t dissuade backers; county attorney says it’s a moot point
names new
By Heather Murtagh
Burlingame’s new city manager,
Lisa Goldman, is looking forward to
becoming part of
the community
with which she
will be working.
Bur l i nga me
City Manager
Jim Nantell
actually retired
at the start of
2012 but stayed
on through this
year while the council searched for a
replacement. Goldman, 44, current-
ly serves as the assistant city manag-
er of Alameda. She was unanimous-
ly selected by the City Council to
replace Nantell on Oct. 30 in closed
session. On Monday, the council
will formally approve her contract.
Under the proposed contract,
Goldman will receive an annual
salary of $214,000.
Mayor Jerry Deal described
Goldman as “extremely intelligent;
a go-getter who will work well with
our council.”
Goldman was interested in
Burlingame because of the city’s
size and active engagement. She
noted it’s a well-run city. Goldman
knows she has big shoes to fill but is
looking forward to working with
Nantell for a couple of days in
December before he officially
“I’m really looking forward to
joining the community, meeting
folks at chamber and service club
events. There will be a learning
curve, but I’m a quick study,” she
Once in office, Goldman’s first
order of business will be to find a
finance director — budget develop-
7-Eleven: What’s in store
San Mateo City Council moves to hold extended hearings
A packed house attended a San Mateo City Council meeting last night to protest against the city’s approval of
a 7-Eleven on North San Mateo Drive.
By Don Thompson
SACRAMENTO — With super-
majorities in both houses of the
state Legislature, Democrats have a
historic opportunity to push their
agenda on issues such as tax reform,
workers’ rights and changing the
initiative process.
They could reach too far, though,
if they can’t restrain the impulses of
their most liberal members, leading
to actions that will turn off middle-
of-the-road voters. One of the key
political dramas of the coming year
will be how legislative leaders and
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown walk
that line.
“We all recognize that we have to
use this new power wisely, and we
can’t overplay it,” Senate President
Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said in an
interview Thursday. “On the other
hand ... we also don’t want to under-
utilize the chance we have to con-
Supermajority holds promise, peril for Democrats
Lisa Goldman
See SUIT, Page 27
• Democrats will have 54 seats in the Assembly
when the Legislature convenes in December, just
reaching the two-thirds threshold in the 80-
member chamber.
• Democrats needed 27 seats in the 40-member
Senate for a supermajority, but won at least 28
with the Central Valley’s 5th Senate District still
• A supermajority allows the ruling party to
approve tax increases, pass emergency
legislation, override gubernatorial vetoes and
change house rules without votes from the other
• This marks the first time either party has gained
a supermajority in either chamber since
California voters passed Proposition 13 in 1978.
The initiative raised the legislative vote threshold
to pass tax increases to two-thirds.
• A single party last held supermajorities in both
chambers in 1933, when Republicans did it.
• Democrats last held simultaneous
supermajorities in both chambers in 1883.
• The last Assembly supermajority was in 1978,
when it was held by Democrats.
• The last Senate supermajority was in 1965,when
it was held by Democrats.
• Republicans have not held an Assembly
supermajority since 1933.
• Republicans last held a Senate supermajority
in 1953, according to the secretary of the Senate.
Facts about a legislative supermajority
See DEMS, Page 27
By Bill Silverfarb
7-Eleven won’t die — at least not
when it comes to the city of San
Mateo trying to determine whether
to allow it to operate on a piece of
land zoned residential.
With the store opening soon and
construction nearly complete, the
City Council voted last night to ini-
tiate a hearing to determine if the
market use at 501 N. San Mateo
Drive is a legal non-conforming use
in accordance with city code.
The hearing will be quasi-judicial
and attorneys for the property
owner, 7-Eleven and San Mateo
Heights Neighborhood Association
will be able to subpeona witnesses
to help the council decide whether it
ultimately wants to terminate the
market use for the site and return it
back to residential use.
Under city code, all parties will
once again have to face the city’s
Planning Commission, which previ-
ously gave 7-Eleven a chilly recep-
tion and voted to recommend to the
council to terminate the market use
at the site because it would be espe-
See GOLDMAN, Page 18
See STORE, Page 18
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NBA player Amare
Stoudemire is 30.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) was founded at the conclu-
sion of a conference in London.
“History is a combination of reality and
lies.The reality of History becomes a lie.
The unreality of the fable becomes the truth.”
— Jean Cocteau , French author, director, poet (1889-1963)
Actress Maggie
Gyllenhaal is 35.
Actor Noah
Gray-Cabey is 17.
In other news ...
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) started their TSA Pre-check operations at the San Francisco International
Airport for both American and United Airlines on Thursday.Passengers eligible for the TSA Pre-check are allowed expedited
screening which may include being able to leave their shoes,light outerwear and belt on,allowing them to keep their laptop
in its case and liquids/gels bag in a carry-on.
Friday: Breezy...Rain. Highs in the lower
60s. South winds 20 to 30 mph.
Friday night: Rain. Lows in the lower 50s.
Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Rain likely. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance
of rain 70 percent.
Saturday night: Rain likely. Lows in the
upper 40s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 per-
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs around
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 40s.
Monday and Monday night: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance
of rain. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the upper 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
The Daily Derby race winners are No. 11 Money
Bags in first place; No. 10 Solid Gold in second
place;and No.08 Gorgeous George in third place.
The race time was clocked at 1:45.07.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: Finding sneakers for some basketball players
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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6 12 31 46 56 34
Mega number
Nov. 13 Mega Millions
2 3 7 11 37
Fantasy Five
Daily three midday
3 0 7 2
Daily Four
6 2 8
Daily three evening
In 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington in New
York during the American Revolution.
In 1885, Canadian rebel leader Louis Riel was executed for
high treason.
In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the union.
In 1917, Georges Clemenceau again became prime minister
of France.
In 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established
diplomatic relations.
In 1959, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound
of Music” opened on Broadway.
In 1960, Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable died in
Los Angeles at age 59.
In 1961, House Speaker Samuel T. Rayburn, 79, died at his
home in Bonham, Texas, having served as speaker since
1940 except for two terms as minority leader of the
In 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his sec-
ond trial of murdering his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954.
In 1973, Skylab 4, carrying a crew of three astronauts, was
launched from Cape Canaveral on an 84-day mission.
In 1982, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of a
strike by National Football League players.
In 1997, China’s most prominent pro-democracy campaign-
er, Wei Jingsheng (way jeeng-shuhng), arrived in the United
States after being released following nearly 18 years of
imprisonment in his country.
Ten years ago: In an open letter to the Iraqi Parliament,
President Saddam Hussein said he had no choice but to
accept a tough, new U.N. weapons inspection resolution
because the United States and Israel had shown their “claws
and teeth” and declared unilateral war on the Iraqi people.
Actor Clu Gulager is 84. Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 77. Blues
musician W.C. Clark is 73. Actress Joanna Pettet is 70. Actor
Steve Railsback is 67. Actor David Leisure is 62. Actor Miguel
Sandoval is 61. Actress Marg Helgenberger is 54. Rock musician
Mani is 50. Country singer-musician Keith Burns (Trick Pony) is
49. Tennis player Zina Garrison is 49. Former MLB All-Star
pitcher Dwight Gooden is 48. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 48. Actor
Harry Lennix is 48. Rock musician Dave Kushner (Velvet
Revolver) is 46. Actress Lisa Bonet is 45. Actress Tammy Lauren
is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd)
is 43. Actress Martha Plimpton is 42. Actor Michael Irby is 40.
Ohio drug defendant
asks judge for one more joint
CINCINNATI — A judge's offer to
allow an Ohio drug defendant the chance
to stay out of prison if he'd give up mar-
ijuana might have just gone up in smoke.
Hamilton County Common Pleas
Judge Melba Marsh says she was aston-
ished by the response from 19-year-old
Damaine Mitchell on Wednesday.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported
Thursday that Mitchell told the judge he
likes smoking weed and staying off it so
he could stay out of prison would be "a
challenge." He told the judge he could
try to quit but made a request: Could he
"at least get one more joint in?"
The judge quickly said no. She wants
Mitchell back in court next week before
she decides what to do with his traffick-
ing case.
A message left for Mitchell's attorney
hasn't been returned.
Police: Man’s fake
$100 bills had wrong face
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — A Rhode
Island man police say used counterfeit
$100 bills to make purchases at a Target
store made a critical mistake.
The bills had a picture of President
Abraham Lincoln on them. Real $100
bills bear a picture of Benjamin Franklin.
Lincoln’s portrait graces the $5 bill.
Dana Leland of Central Falls, R.I., was
held on $1,000 cash bail after pleading
not guilty Wednesday in Attleboro
District Court to charges of uttering a
counterfeit note and possession of a
counterfeit note.
Police tell The Sun Chronicle the 29-
year-old Leland used the fake notes on
three consecutive days at the North
Attleborough store to buy items worth
less than $25.
Leland’s lawyer said her client has
struggled with drug and alcohol prob-
lems and untreated mental health issues,
and had a relapse.
Katt Williams arrested
OAKLAND — Comedian Katt
Williams has been arrested after a man
told Oakland police
that the entertainer
hit him over the head
with a bottle.
Authorities say the
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Williams was briefly
taken into custody
on suspicion of
assault Wednesday
night after the
apparent victim said he was attacked
aboard a tour bus that was parked outside
a downtown hotel.
Williams was released after investiga-
tors questioned him and several witness-
es. Calls to representatives for Williams
were not immediately returned.
Police said the man was treated at a
hospital for a cut to his head. His name
has not been released.
The performer is known for his HBO
special, “Katt Williams: Pimp Chronicles
Pt. 1,” and movie roles, including
“Friday After Next” and “Norbit.”
He is scheduled to perform in Oakland
on Friday.
‘30 Rock’ heroine Liz
Lemon to wed this month
NEW YORK — Liz Lemon is getting
married and you’re invited.
Fans of “30 Rock”
might have reason-
ably assumed that
Lemon, the harried
TV producer played
by Tina Fey, would
ride out the series’
seventh and final
season as a perennial
bachelorette unlucky
in love. But Fey,
who is also the creator and producer of
the NBC comedy, clearly thought other-
In the “30 Rock” episode airing Nov.
29, Lemon will wed.
Who’s the lucky guy? He’s Liz’s latest
fella, Criss Chross (played by guest star
James Marsden), a Peter Pan-ish would-
be entrepreneur who hatches ventures
such as an organic gourmet hot-dog
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Mega number
Nov. 14 Super Lotto Plus
Katt Williams
Tina Fey
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Free Admission, Everyone Welcome
Burglary. The gate of a home was found open
and a dog missing on West Oakwood
Boulevard before 5:19 p.m. on Monday, Nov.
Vandalism. Items were thrown through the
window of a home on Fay Street before 3:29
p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.
Suspicious person. A man locked himself
in a rest room for more than two hours at a
sushi restaurant on Broadway before 2:41
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Disturbance. Two men were seen throwing
water at the employees of a business on
Woodside Road before 6:41 a.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 11.
Noise complaint. A car alarm was sounding
off for more than two hours before 4:50 a.m.
on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Burglary. A blue ’02 Honda Civic was broken
into on the 2000 block of Crystal Springs Road
before 10:56 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The
owner’s purse, wallet and jewelry were stolen.
Burglary. A black ’02 Lexus was broken into
on the 2000 block of Crystal Springs Road
before 9:11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The
owner’s sub woofer and spare keys were
Vandalism. A white Toyota Camry had a win-
dow smashed on the 800 block of Masson
Avenue before 12:07 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
Chemical spill prompts evacuation
A chemical spill at a food engineering com-
pany in Menlo Park caused a brief evacuation
on Wednesday night, a fire chief said.
At about 8 p.m., firefighters responded to a
reported spill at Sand Hill Foods, located in an
industrial neighborhood at 1140 O’Brien
Drive, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said.
Employees had been cleaning mechanical
equipment used in pasteurizing experiments
when about two and a half gallons of a sani-
tizing liquid spilled onto the floor of the facil-
ity, Schapelhouman said.
About a dozen people in the building were
evacuated as a precaution. No one was injured.
Computer outage
delays flights at SFO
A two-hour computer outage at United
Airlines caused delays on multiple domestic
flights early Thursday morning, an airline
spokesman said.
The systemwide outage that started at about
5:30 a.m. prevented dispatchers from sending
flight information to several of United’s early
morning flights, spokesman Rahsaan Johnson
said. Regional flights were not affected, he said.
It was not immediately known how many
flights had been delayed.
Police reports
I’ll turn this car around!
An older man with two young children in
his vehicle was screaming and swearing
on the 1100 block of El Camino Real in
San Bruno before 7:02 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 10.
Local briefs
• The San Mateo City Council will consider an appeal to a heritage
tree permit issued for a property at 937 Laurel Ave. The owners applied
for a permit to remove three trees from their property and was
approved by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Neighbors
have appealed the decision to the City Council, however, which will
decide the matter at its next meeting. The council meets 7 p.m.,
Monday, Nov. 19, City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.
Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Heather Murtagh
Selling a television station hasn’t
been easy, but the San Mateo
County Community College District
is willing to give it one more try.
After struggling for years to elimi-
nate the $1 million operating deficit
for KCSM-TV, the college district
decided to sell the station late last
year. Six bids were received by Feb.
14. Negotiations with the two
responsive highest bidders have yet
to be successful. As a result, the
board rejected all bids in October.
On Wednesday, the board decided to
give it a go one more time. This time,
the bid process has a new twist.
The Federal Communications
Commission is considering changing
how such a station could be used by
wireless mobile operators, explained
board President Dave Mandelkern.
Such a change could also allow for
the station to be auctioned off, possi-
bly bringing in more than the most
recent bids. With that in mind, the
request for proposals allows people
to be creative in their bids, he said.
For example, a company could offer
to cover the $1 million operating
deficit to keep the station running
until the auction was possible. Then,
due to the investment, they could get
a percentage of the sale. Mandelkern
said the board is open to all ideas.
The goal of the board, he said, isn’t
simply to sell the station but to make
the best decision.
The move to sell the station came
last year after nearly two years of
struggling to cut the program’s $1
million operating deficit. Of the six
bids received, the district moved
forward with negotiations with FM
Media TV, Inc. and San Mateo
County TV Corporation. Each
answered clarifying questions and
started conversations with the dis-
trict for the best and final offer,
according to a staff report prepared
by Jan Roecks, interim dean of busi-
ness, workforce and athletics at
Cañada College. However, the dis-
trict was unable to reach agreements
with either party. The new process
will start in early December with
the hope of getting bids in early to
mid February, Mandelkern said.
KCSM-TV began operating in
1964 at its current location at the
College of San Mateo. The non-
commercial station broadcasts a
variety of programs including televi-
sion courses, the numbers for which
have dropped in recent years in favor
of online classes. Broadcasting, as a
program, was on hiatus for a couple
of years but returned more than a
year ago with all new digital gear.
At the same meeting, the board
voted to open a 90-day comment
period on proposed boundaries. The
district boundaries are part of a larg-
er conversation about how district
representatives are elected.
Board members of the San Mateo
County Community College
District, which includes three col-
leges and serves more than 40,000
students annually, are currently
elected by voters countywide.
Previously, the district was advised
by the state chancellors to look at
the way local elections are set up.
Trustees for the five-member
board are not required to live within
a certain geographic area or district.
The differences in the two systems
are primarily how many voters a
candidate needs to convince and
how much money it will cost to run.
At-large elections ask voters to
choose board members to represent
the entire county instead of just the
district from which they are elected.
Proponents argue this makes mem-
bers more accountable to all voters
and limits factions on the board.
Opponents, however, say the system
tends to be more expensive because
of the countywide campaigning
A change could happen as soon as
November 2013. Using that time-
line, current trustees would finish
out their terms but those with terms
ending in 2013 would need to live
within the new districts to seek re-
The map will be available on the
district’s website,
Comments can also be submitted
College once again looking for TV station buyers
The city of San Carlos continues
not letting the state dissolution of
redevelopment agencies stymie its
hope for the eventual development of
several downtown properties into one
mixed-use project known as Wheeler
The City Council has already certi-
fied the final environmental impact
review. On Monday night, the
Planning Commission will discuss if
the project conforms with the city’s
general plan and, if so, recommend
the City Council follow suit. Neither
move kick starts development into
immediate motion but will position it
for the eventuality.
“It’s yet another step down the
path,” said Assistant City Manager
Brian Moura.
The proposed project by developer
Silverstone Communities concerns
the parking lot behind Laurel Street
and San Carlos Avenue, fronting
Walnut Street, and several city-
owned buildings along San Carlos
Avenue and Laurel Street. One is a
six-unit rental housing building and
another the former Foodville Market.
The entire space is approximately
2.65 acres, sitting roughly 300 feet
southwest of the Caltrain station, two
blocks from City Hall and straddling
areas of both retail and multi-family
Right now, the project is split into
three components: the Wheeler Plaza
mixed-use plan to replace the parking
lot and retail with 9,855 square feet
of commercial space and 108 resi-
dential units above a three-level park-
ing garage; the Laurel Street com-
mercial and plaza component which
includes the public space and a two-
story 4,500-square-foot building for
restaurant and office space; and the
Cherry Street affordable housing
component which would include a
31-unit building.
The problem is that several of the
city plots were owned by the now-
defunct RDA. The question is if the
oversight board of the successor
agencies agrees that the land is a bet-
ter benefit to the city as part of the
bigger Wheeler Plaza project. The
developer could still go ahead with a
smaller project but it might not deliv-
er the same payoff, Moura said.
A disposition and development
agreement is being prepared for con-
sideration by the City Council at its
Jan. 14 meeting. The agreement will
call for the city transferring five
parcels to Silverstone Properties for
development. At the end, the compa-
ny will transfer to the city the public
parking garage, the reciprocal ease-
ment agreement for cars and pedes-
trians through the site and vacant
property on Laurel Street for use as
an outdoor public plaza.
The Planning Commission on
Monday is asked to find that the idea
is in line with the general plan’s
guidelines for density and goals for
economic vitality and public parking.
The idea for Wheeler Plaza dates
back to the late 1990s when the rede-
velopment agency envisioned a park-
ing structure with 60 residential units
and 120 bedrooms. In November
2010, the RDA paid $2.8 million for
the 7,400-square-foot former
Foodville parcel at 1245 San Carlos
Ave. adjacent to the Wheeler Plaza
parking lot to expand the project’s
The San Carlos Planning
Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 19 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San
City takes another step toward plaza development — eventually
Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Samantha Weigel
A suspicious smell similar to nat-
ural gas in Half Moon Bay yester-
day morning prompted numerous
calls to both Pacific Gas and Electric
and police — but it turned out to be
the Soil Farm turning its compost,
according to the Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 8 a.m., the
smell resembling a gas leak filled
the streets prompting the calls.
Several residents were told by
PG&E to evacuate their homes as a
precautionary measure and the
Sheriff’s Office determined the
smell came from the Soil Farm at
2119 Cabrillo Highway south of the
city, said sheriff’s spokeswoman
Rebecca Rosenblatt.
The pungent odor that filled the
streets resembled the smell of gas,
as manure is known to produce
The Soil Farm turns its compost
yearly, leaving residents to question
why they weren’t previously
informed. The Soil Farm said its
compost is turned multiple times a
year at an irregular schedule but a
representative refused further com-
PG&E received more calls than
the Sheriff’s Office did, with most
of the callers requesting their homes
to be checked for gas leaks. Once
PG&E has documented calls con-
cerning gas leaks, emergency
responders are required to investi-
gate. PG&E dispatched at least five
representatives, each checking mul-
tiple houses.
This is the first time the Sheriff’s
Office had encountered such con-
cern by a manure maneuver and
assured 911 callers not to be
alarmed as it didn’t turn into a
health or safety issue, Rosenblatt
However, even the Sheriff’s
Office couldn’t identify why the
Soil Farm’s methane odor traveled
into town on Thursday when it had-
n’t in the past
“Your guess is as good as mine,”
Rosenblatt said.
Feds probe FedEx, UPS
over online drug shipments
UPS have disclosed they are targets
of a federal criminal investigation
related to their dealings with online
pharmacies, which are at the center
of an international crackdown on
prescription drug abuse.
The shipping companies made the
disclosures in regulatory filings over
the last several weeks. FedEx
spokesman Patrick Fitzgerald con-
firmed the probe in a prepared state-
ment and a phone interview
State tests shows 31
percent of kids physically fit
LOS ANGELES — State fitness
tests administered to California’s
school-age children shows fewer
than a third of tested students were
in good physical shape.
The state Department of
Education said Thursday that the
2012 Physical Fitness Test found 31
percent of 1.3 million fifth, seventh
and ninth graders passed all six fit-
ness measures. That percentage is
about the same as 2011.
Compost causes gas leak scare
Around the state
By Robert Burns
and Nancy Benac
WASHINGTON — Top national
security officials trudged to Capitol
Hill on Thursday to grapple with fall-
out from the David Petraeus sex scan-
dal as Defense Secretary Leon
Panetta asked service chiefs to review
ethics training for military officers.
He said he was unaware of any other
top brass who could turn out to be
ensnared in the debacle.
One person missing from the
tableau: Afghan war chief Gen.
John Allen, whose nomination to
take over in Europe is on hold
because of suggestive emails
turned up in the investigation.
Legislators went forward with a
hearing on the nomination of Gen.
Joseph Dunford to replace Allen in
Afghanistan. But with Allen’s own
future uncertain, they put off consid-
eration of his promotion to U.S.
European Command chief and NATO
supreme allied commander. Allen
had initially been scheduled to testify.
Panetta, speaking at a news confer-
ence in Bangkok, gave new words of
support to Allen, voicing “tremen-
dous confidence” in the general.
Citing a string of ethical lapses
by senior military officers, howev-
er, Panetta asked the Joint Chiefs
of Staff to review ethics training
and look for ways to help officers
stay out of trouble.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,
opened Dunford’s hearing with kind
words for Allen, saying, “I continue
to believe that General Allen is one of
our best military leaders. And I con-
tinue to have confidence in his ability
to lead the war in Afghanistan.”
Leading administration officials,
meanwhile, met privately with law-
makers for a third straight day to
explain how the Petraeus investiga-
tion was handled and explore its
national security implications.
Among those appearing before the
House Intelligence Committee:
Director of National Intelligence
James Clapper and Acting CIA
Director Michael Morell.
Sex scandal: Top officials testify
David Petraeus, with his wife Holly seated behind him, testifies at his Senate Armed Services Committee
confirmation hearing to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2010.
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The City of San Mateo is accepting grant proposals from nonprofit
organizations for the provision of human services for the program
year of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
The Community Grants Program has identified 4 priorities for
funding: Basic Human Needs, Youth, Senior, and Affordable
Housing Services. Funding is provided through the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and is subject to
available funds. All grants will be available on an open and
competitive basis for eligible programs.
There is approximately $111,500.00 in CDBG funding for this
program year, for a maximum of 7 grants. This would result in
annual grant amounts of approximately $15,900.00, with one of
those reserved for San Mateo’s Core Service Provider Samaritan
Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to attend the
application submittal technical assistance training. Submittals will
only be accepted through the on-line application process established
with City Data Services. This training is scheduled for December
3, 2012, 10:00am-11:30am at San Mateo City Hall, Conference
Room C, 330 West 20th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00
p.m., Monday, January 21, 2013.
Information for the Request For Proposal (RFP) submittal are
available for download on the City’s website at http://www. or by contacting Chris Wahl, Housing
Specialist at (650) 522-7229 or
Elizabeth Ann Catherine Bates
Elizabeth Ann Catherine Bates, of Millbrae,
died at her home Nov. 4, 2012.
She is survived by her son Shaun Bates and
her grandchildren Michael Bates and
Stephanie Bates, her brother Jerry Bates and
sisters Mary McDermott and Patricia Lorento.
She was preceded in death by her parents
Leon and Maude Bates and her brother James
She was a native of Utica, N.Y.
She was active as a eucharistic minister at
St. Dunstan’s Church, associate with the
Sisters of Mercy, volunteer catechist at St.
Dunstan School, volunteer with the Catherine
Center in South San Francisco, the Mercy
Center Book Store and the Millbrae Police
Services have been held.
Condolences may be offered to the family
through Chapel of the Highlands, Millbrae
(650) 588-5116 or
By Bill Silverfarb
Plastic bags are now recyclable in the county
but not at the curbside. Instead, they can be
dropped off for free at the Shoreway
Environmental Center in San Carlos,
RethinkWaste announced yesterday.
Referred to a “film plastic,” the types of
accepted plastic bags include grocery, dry
cleaning, produce, bread and frozen food bags
or any type of plastic bag that stretches when
pulled, according to RethinkWaste, a joint pow-
ers authority comprised of most cities in the
county that owns the Shoreway facility.
The bags and shrink wrap must be clean and
empty, with no food inside.
The bags are being accepted after the coun-
ty’s Board of Supervisors voted recently to
phase out the use of plastic bags by retailers in
unincorporated areas of the county by April
2013. The board is urging all cities in the coun-
ty to adopt the county’s ordinance and some
already have.
Shoreway started accepting the bags for recy-
cling yesterday on America Recycles Day.
“We are excited to offer this new recycling
service for a difficult-to-handle item that is now
so commonplace in the waste stream,” Kevin
McCarthy, executive director at RethinkWaste
wrote in a statement. “We also continue to sup-
port our member agencies’ efforts and other
public policy efforts to limit the use of plastic
bags and support reusable bags and other more
sustainable forms of packaging.”
Shoreway’s public recycling center also
accepts a number of other items for recycling
and also includes a buy-back area for bottles
and cans.
There is also a purchase program for clean
cardboard from customers with large volumes.
A minimum of 300 pounds of clean cardboard
is required for payment, according to
The center also accepts used motor oil, cook-
ing oil, latex paint, electronics and a host of
other items.
The county Board of Supervisors, recogniz-
ing that plastic bags are a regional problem
since they clog creeks and streams, also
approved an Environmental Impact Report that
can be used by 24 Peninsula cities in adopting
their own ordinances. The report found that a
staggering 552 million plastic bags are used
annually in the 24 cities and the unincorporated
area of San Mateo County.
Plastic bags are not accepted at the curbside
because of issues they create operationally, said
RethinkWaste spokeswoman Monica
“By keeping them separate like this in a
drop-off program, then they stay clean and can
be recycled,” Devincenzi wrote the Daily
Journal in an email.
Shoreway’s recycling center is open
Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. It can be accessed through Gate 1 at
Shoreway, located at 333 Shoreway Road, San
More for information visit
Plastic bags now recyclable
By Heather Murtagh
An appointment will be made to fill the
expected vacancy to the South San Francisco
City Council but how long that person will serve
is not yet known.
Last week, Kevin Mullin was elected to rep-
resent the 22nd Assembly District. Once he
leaves to take the new seat in December, the
council will need to fill the opening. Mullin first
joined the council in 2007 and was re-elected in
2011. When he leaves the council, there will still
be nearly three years left in his term.
There are a few options before the council:
Appoint someone to fill the remainder of the
term, through 2015; appoint someone until the
next regular election in 2013; or, hold a special
election. On Wednesday, the council decided to
appoint but not for how long.
Applications for the appointment will hope-
fully become available today at City Hall and on
the city’s website, according to the city clerk’s
office. The council will take up the conversation
again Dec. 12. Still to be decided is how long
the person appointed will serve, said Mayor
Rich Garbarino.
At the same meeting, the council heard results
of an impact study from the opening of a super-
store that sells groceries east of Highway 101.
Rumors that Walmart is interested in moving
into South San Francisco at the Lowe’s location
east of Highway 101 sparked the City Council
to request an impact analysis. While there is no
proof that such a plan is in place, the council’s
focus was on whether groceries should be sold
in the area.
Opening a superstore that includes groceries
could create an average sales decline of 5 per-
cent to 9 percent from existing stores in South
San Francisco, according to the analysis com-
pleted by Seifel Consulting. The greatest impact
would be to businesses within a two-mile radius
of any new store.
Taking the possible impacts in mind, the
council directed staff to prepare a moratorium
removing all grocery use from the area east of
Highway 101, said Garbarino.
South San Francisco to
appoint councilmember
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Obama vows not to forget
storm victims rebuilding
NEW YORK — President Barack
Obama vowed Thursday to stick
with New
Yorkers still
struggling 17
days after
S u p e r s t o r m
Sandy “until the
rebuilding is
complete” after
getting an up-
close look at
d e v a s t a t e d
neighborhoods rendered unlivable.
Obama brought the spotlight to
people still without heat or electrici-
ty and hugged many of those trying
to rebuild their lives.
Post office reports
record loss of $15.9B for year
WASHINGTON — The strug-
gling U.S. Postal Service on
Thursday reported an annual loss of
a record $15.9 billion and forecast
more red ink in 2013, capping a
tumultuous year in which it was
forced to default on billions in pay-
ments to avert bankruptcy. The finan-
cial losses for the fiscal year ending
Sept. 30 were more than triple the
$5.1 billion loss in the previous year.
Around the nation
By Jonathan Fahey
BP’s $4.5 billion settlement of
federal criminal charges announced
Thursday is a record amount, and a
significant sum of money.
Or, looked at another way, it’s less
than the $5.5 billion in profit the
British oil giant made between June
and September of this year.
BP is not fully past the Deepwater
Horizon disaster, the 2010 explo-
sion that killed 11 workers and led
to the largest oil spill in U.S. histo-
ry. The company has so far set aside
$42 billion to pay fines and dam-
ages resulting from the spill, and
that amount may yet grow.
But the company is steadily
resolving the spill’s legal issues and
has nearly met its target for asset
sales to help pay for the spill’s costs.
In the process, BP PLC has
reshaped itself into a somewhat
smaller company — but one that’s
still a large and profitable force in
the oil industry.
“The danger is not over,”
Christine Tiscareno an analyst at
S&P Capital IQ in London. “But
they are now a step closer” to mov-
ing beyond the disaster.
BP agrees to pay $4.5Bfor oil spill
BP is expected to pay a record U.S. criminal penalty and plead guilty to
criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
For some American workers,
picking the right health insurance is
becoming more like hunting for the
perfect business suit: It takes some
shopping around to find a good fit
and avoid sticker shock.
In a major shift in employer-spon-
sored health insurance coverage,
companies such as Sears Holdings
Corp. and Darden Restaurants Inc.
are giving employees a fixed
amount of money and allowing
them to choose their own coverage
based on their individual needs.
More American workers
to pick their insurance
South to the heartland, cracks are
appearing in the once-solid wall of
Republican resistance to President
Barack Obama’s health care law.
Ahead of a federal deadline
Friday for states to declare their
intentions, Associated Press
reporters interviewed governors and
state officials around the country,
finding surprising openness to the
changes in some cases. Opposition
persists in others, and there is a
widespread, urgent desire for
answers on key unresolved details.
Republican-led states start
warming up to health law
Barack Obama
Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
urry Up Now, which started as a
mobile food truck business before
opening up a restaurant in down-
town San Mateo, will open up its second
brick and mortar restaurant in Palo Alto
Monday on Hamilton Avenue in addition to
continuing to serve Indian food out of its
three gourmet food trucks.
Come one, come all to the Senior
Showcase information fair today at the
Foster City Recreation Center. Free
admission and everyone is welcome. More
than 40 exhibitors will be on hand and there
will be plenty of free services and prizes.
The recreation center is at 650 Shell Blvd.,
in Foster City. The fair takes place 9 a.m.-1
p.m. Call 344-5200 for more information.
The Sheriff’s Office is now using a state-
of-the-art command vehicle with advanced
computer and telephone systems. The vehi-
cle, purchased with approximately $800,000
in federal grants, would have been perfect
for a disaster like the San Bruno explosion,
according to sheriff’s officials. But, being
only about a month old, the vehicle has
mostly responded so far to search and rescue
Pile driving has started at the Port of
Redwood City as part of its reconstruction
of wharves one and two. Demolition of the
old wharves and adjacent warehouse is near-
ly done and the new concrete wharf will be
supported by 113 concrete pilings. Pile driv-
ing began Nov. 15 and will run through
roughly the end of the year during the day.
Those wanting to donate to the fund for
Ben Pessah, the Burlingame man shot in the
head while leaving a San Francisco
Halloween party last month, can still use the
online site but the
family has also established a mailing
address for those who prefer that method.
Checks should be made out to Ben Pessah
or the Pessah family and mailed to Ben’s
Fund, Attn: Jason Sutherland, 205 DeAnza
Blvd. No. 126, San Mateo, CA 94402.
Karen Kline, a San Carlos mom original-
ly from New Jersey, was quick to find ways
to help her community back home after
Superstorm Sandy.
She sent out an email to her friends in the
Bay Area, asking for items such as clothing
and toys to send back to a friend on the
Jersey Shore. Every day, she would take
these boxes to FedEx, and ship them to a
friend who personally delivered these items
to the Toms River community, which was
badly hit.
In addition, her sons, Casey and Brady,
along some friends, Jake diTargiani, Jack
Pedrotti, Joey Scatena, Jasmine Oda,
Carly Ramirez, Tali Beres and Jack
Rosenberg started selling lemonade in front
of their home. The sales went on for five
days, and the boys raised more than $800.
Kline has been getting gift cards for the
families to use for whatever they needed.
The generous people of San Carlos were
very quick to respond to lemonade sales,
and often times, paying more for their cups
of lemonade.
Many children lost their backpacks for
school in the flood so the community is in
great need of these. If anyone wants to help,
contact Karen Kline at
Looking for other ways to help those
affected by Sandy? Dojo USA located in
San Bruno has chosen to help victims on the
East Coast as their Thanksgiving drive.
Getting into the Thanksgiving workout from
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. requires the donations
of any of the following: household cleaning
items, medicines, baby products (diapers,
wipes etc.), pediatric medicines, personal
hygiene products and winter clothes. Dojo
USA will send the donations to the Breezy
Point Community Relief Center.
For more information call 589-9148.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, noon, Summit
Auto Body & Painting in Belmont had a
donation ceremony honoring a veteran.
Chris Zammit of Summit worked for moe
than six months to put a car together to
donate to a struggling veteran. Zammit,
working with the Belmont Rotary Club,
made this gift possible.
Many contributed to make the day happen
including: ABC, Auto Wreckers, Jacks
Auto Tops, Kohlweiss Auto Parts, San
Mateo Locks, Kirberg Motors, ABS
Automotive, Magnussen Lexus, Mikado
Technology, Napa Auto Marts, Action
Towing, Wheelworks San Mateo and
Phoenix Digital Printing. The folks at
Mollie Stone’s Market donated the food for
the party.
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection of
facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
Conservation group
protests saltworks project
The discussion about what to do with
1,433 acres of industrial salt ponds was heat-
ing up the week of Nov. 16, 2007 with a Bay
conservation group calling on property own-
ers Cargill to avoid all development and
allow the area to return its natural state.
Cargill Industrial Saltworks in Redwood
City, located off Seaport Boulevard, encom-
passes a large amount of natural Bay land. A
debate was brewing about whether to restore
the property to its natural condition or build
a mix of housing, retail and commercial
City sets spending limit
The week of Nov. 16, 2007, a $1,500 self-
imposed annual reimbursement cap was to be
set on South San Francisco councilmembers’
spending beginning in January 2008 after
questions arose over payments for out-of-
town events, food and other expenses.
Results of an investigation of each coun-
cilmember’s expense report during 2007
through mid-October were presented to the
council that week. Spending ranged from
$729 to more than $6,000, most of which
was covered by the reimbursement policy at
that time.
Burlingame discusses school cuts
Up to $1.7 million in budget reductions
and cuts were coming to the Burlingame
Elementary School District over the current
and next school years, it was reported the
week of Nov. 16, 2007.
From the archives highlights stories originally
printed five years ago this week. It appears in the
Friday edition of the Daily Journal.
Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Pointing the finger
I’m writing regarding the article on
James Fang, BART director and his
family (“Development Conflict
Alleged” from the Nov. 14 edition of
the Daily Journal). It seems that people
today repeat bad things about others
that they don’t even know just because
people have succeeded. I have worked
with Mr. Fang on my friend’s campaign
for San Francisco sheriff and he is one
of the finest gentlemen I’ve ever met. I
know he lays all his cards on the table.
And yes, I’m a darn good judge of
Bob Quinn
San Mateo
It takes two to tango
Why is it that in most cases of mari-
tal infidelity, the male is assumed to be
the nasty seducer? General Petraeus has
served admirably on assignments to
dangerous and uncomfortable locations
for long periods of time away from his
It seems to me that the seducer in
this case was an aggressive woman
who used her feminine wiles to gain
the confidence and the attention of the
general so that she could personally
benefit by writing a book, and gaining
the wealth and notoriety that she seems
to covet.
Tom Elliott
San Mateo
Raising awareness for COPD
It is the third leading cause of death
in the United States, yet half of the 24
million Americans afflicted with it have
likely never even heard of it.
Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary
Disease, or COPD, is a collection of
lung conditions and it causes patients to
experience shortness of breath, a chron-
ic cough and excessive phlegm and
wheezing. These symptoms are often
mistaken for simple signs of aging. The
lack of awareness makes COPD a life-
threatening ailment for roughly one in
five Americans over 45.
This November, the California
Medical Association (CMA)
Foundation and the National Heart,
Lung and Blood Institute are working
to spread the word about this disease
through COPD Awareness Month.
If you or someone you know has
experienced any of the conditions
above, please consult your health care
provider and ask about simple lung
tests to diagnose COPD. While existing
lung damage caused by COPD cannot
be undone, early detection and treat-
ment can enable those affected by the
disease to minimize their symptoms
and live a normal life.
Don’t let a serious condition such as
COPD slide by unnoticed. Visit the
CMA Foundation website,, to learn more
about this terrible disease.
Dr. Gregory C. Lukaszewicz
San Mateo
The letter writer is the president of
the San Mateo County Medical
Association (SMCMA).
Letters to the editor
By Art Kiesel
he 2012 election season has
finally reached a conclusion,
but not without a level of ongo-
ing confusion. I recall learning about
government and representation in
school but, with the current election, I
have to step back. Were you aware that
San Mateo County has the luxury of
being represented by not one, but two
state senators for perhaps the next two
The intention of redistricting is to
look at the population demographics
and balance the number of citizens with
equal representation. The process of
redistricting occurs every 10 years to
coincide with the census and in the past
was done by the California Legislature.
However, more often than not, the
Legislature redrew district lines that
had self-serving interests.
In 2008, California voters passed
Proposition 11 which authorized the
creation of a 14-member California
Citizens Redistricting Commission that
would have the responsibility for draw-
ing district boundaries for the 120 leg-
islative districts and four Board of
Equalization districts.
In 2010, a U.S. Congressional
Redistricting Initiative (Proposition 20)
was passed by the voters that added the
responsibility of redrawing California’s
congressional districts to the California
Citizens Redistricting Commission cre-
ated by Proposition
11. That year also
saw Proposition 27
placed before the
voters. It was an
effort to repeal
Proposition 11, but
failed at the polls.
In January of
2012, the California
Supreme Court ruled that the California
Citizens Redistricting Commission’s
state Senate maps would be used in all
2012 elections unless overturned at a
later date. In the meantime, another
attempt to overturn the state Senate dis-
tricting maps, Proposition 40, was
placed on the recent November ballot
and it too failed by greater than a 2-1
So, now we look at the “musical
chairs” of the state Senate candidates
and the available districts. State Sen.
Leland Yee was elected in 2012 to serve
a four-year term in District Eight repre-
senting the western half of San
Francisco and most of us in San Mateo
As a result of the redistricting, San
Mateo County finds itself in the 13th
Senate district and will be represented
by Jerry Hill who was elected on Nov. 6.
San Francisco, which was split into two
Senate districts (three and eight), is now
entirely in the 11th Senate district and
will be represented by Mark Leno who
was also elected this month as well.
Now we have Sen. Yee, a duly elect-
ed state senator with two years remain-
ing in his term, without an officially
defined district or constituents to repre-
sent. After speaking with Yee’s aide a
little over a week ago, it seems for now
that Yee will represent the same con-
stituents he did in the past until some
changes or modifications are made by
the California Citizens Redistricting
Commission or other appropriate
authority. Until then, we in San Mateo
County will be represented by two state
senators, both Sen. Hill and Sen. Yee,
an oddity indeed.
As of now, I plan to interact with
both senators Yee and Hill as our state
Senate representatives and plan to talk
to each on how they perceive the inter-
active process should take place with
each of them. Having two representa-
tives in what seems to be similar capac-
ities could become clumsy and counter-
productive. Knowing each of them as
professionals, I am sure that effective
communications will continue.
Art Kiesel is the mayor of Foster City.
He can be reached by email at or by phone at
State Senate representation
Senate exit
ow is this for an exit interview? State Sen. Joe
Simitian, D-Palo Alto, termed out of office and
just elected to the Santa Clara County Board of
Supervisors, will be holding a telephone town hall and
“exit interview” this
Sunday from 11 a.m. to
noon, in which members
of the public can ask
questions and hear his
candid reflections as he
leaves office after serv-
ing in the state
Legislature for 12 years.
He will be leaving his
Senate office at the end
of the month.
Simitian’s vote on the
high-speed rail project
this summer was the
epitome of candid. In
that vote, he castigated
the High-Speed Rail
Authority and the way it
approached its business for the past several years. After
contending with the authority for several years, some
have said it was just a natural explosion of frustration
with the dysfunctional agency. In the end, however, his
vote was not needed since the measure to include money
for rail improvements in Southern California and electri-
fication of Caltrain passed both the Assembly and Senate
and was later signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Don’t know if his “exit interview” will have the elec-
tricity of the 17-minute soliloquy Simitian provided on
the Senate floor, but he has always provided honest
answers to constituent questions. If you want to listen in,
call (866) 476-7782. The town hall is hosted by Carl
Guardino, the president and CEO of the Silicon Valley
Leadership Group and host of the “CEO Show” on KLIV
Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, is the new
chair of the Assembly’s Business, Professions and
Consumer Protection Committee. The committee has
jurisdiction over occupational licensing for both medical
and nonmedical; creation and elimination of regulatory
agencies, boards and commissions, governmental organi-
zation, efficiency and cost control; among other duties.
It might sound dull, but with the advent of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act at the federal level,
the committee will be critical in determining how it will
be enacted at the state level.
The former chair of the committee was Mary Hayashi,
who recently lost a bid for the seat on the Alameda
County Board of Supervisors vacated by Nadia Lockyer,
the estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
Hayashi was never able to overcome the negative press
from her no contest plea to misdemeanor shoplifting
from San Francisco’s Neiman Marcus.
On the heels of the city of Belmont’s rejection of
Crystal Springs Uplands School’s expansion from its
Hillsborough high school, San Mateo Vice Mayor David
Lim has informally offered the school support in think-
ing of a location in his city.
“I always thought schools are a good thing in a com-
munity,” Lim said.
Officials from the school, who had sought a middle
school on Davis Drive in Belmont, said they are “look-
ing at every option and will leave no stone unturned.”
San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine, fresh off a
victory from his push for Measure B, which will shift
the way supervisors are elected in this county from
countywide to by district and ostensibly create more
competitive elections, revealed his wife did not support
the measure he fought years to pass. The opposition was
not a sign of a house divided, he said she would rather
not contend with any more contested elections.
Pine, who is now fully immersed in his second year on
the board, is working with Controller Bob Adler on
establishing a whistleblower hotline for members of the
county’s governmental agencies who may see fraud or
fiscal mismanagement in their midst. With several cases
of embezzlement at a variety of public agencies recently,
this is a solid idea whose time has come.
Jon Mays is the editor in chief of the Daily Journal. He
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Stocks close lower
By Steve Rothwell
NEW YORK — Stock indexes closed
lower Thursday, a third straight decline,
after U.S. retailers issued weak forecasts
for earnings and more people filed claims
for unemployment benefits.
Wal-Mart, Ross Stores and Limited
Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret,
all fell after issuing forecasts that disap-
pointed financial analysts. Wal-Mart fell
$2.59, or 3.6 percent, to $68.72.
The Dow Jones industrial average
wavered between small gains and losses
shortly after the opening bell, then
moved lower at midmorning. It closed
down 28.57 points at 12,542.38.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index
dropped 2.16 points to 1,353.33 and the
Nasdaq composite finished 9.87 points
lower at 2,836.94.
Stocks have fallen steadily since voters
returned President Barack Obama and a
divided Congress to power. The Dow has
lost 5 percent from Election Day, Nov. 6.
Investors are worried that U.S. leaders
may not reach a deal before tax increases
and government spending cuts take effect
Jan. 1. The impact would total $700 bil-
lion for 2013 and could send the country
back into recession.
Bill Stone, chief investment strategist
at PNC Asset Management Group in
Philadelphia, said the bargaining in
Washington would likely drag on until
next year, weighing on stocks. “It’s hard
to see the market getting a whole ton of
traction until that gets settled.”
President Obama will meet with con-
gressional leaders Friday to talk about
the budget, but he appeared to suggest
Thursday that he would insist on an
increase in tax rates for the wealthy.
T. Dale, a portfolio manager at
Security Ballew Wealth Management in
Jackson, Miss., said that stocks are more
likely to fall than rise, partly because of
slowing global economic growth and the
U.S. budget impasse.
“The market has gotten well ahead of
itself,” Dale said.
Superstorm Sandy drove the number of
people seeking unemployment benefits
up to 439,000 last week, the Labor
Department reported. Applications for
benefits rose 78,000, mostly because a
large number were filed in storm-dam-
aged states.
The European Union’s statistics
agency confirmed that the euro zone, the
group of 17 countries that use the euro
currency, is in recession.
Wal-Mart 3Q profit
up but sees sales shortfall
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
reported a 9 percent increase in net
income for the third quarter, but revenue
for the world’s largest retailer fell below
Wall Street forecasts as its low-income
shoppers continue to grapple with an
uncertain economy.
The discounter issued a fourth-quarter
profit outlook that fell short of Wall
Street expectations, and the company’s
stock price slid nearly 4 percent.
Wal-Mart is considered an economic
bellwether because the retailer accounts
for nearly 10 percent of nonautomotive
retail spending in the U.S. The compa-
ny’s latest results show that many low-
income Americans — it’s estimated that
the typical Wal-Mart customer has an
average household income of between
$30,000 and $60,000, rents their homes
and doesn’t own stock — continue to
struggle even as the housing and stock
markets are improving.
Automakers bet on pickup surge
DETROIT — Auto companies are
betting on a surge in pickup sales now
that home building is on the rise.
Chrysler said Thursday it is adding
1,000 workers to its Ram pickup factory
because it sees higher demand for the
redesigned truck. Ford and General
Motors also say truck sales are climbing
fast after several years of small but
steady growth.
Truck sales rise or fall with home con-
struction, since they’re the vehicle of
choice for contractors and construction
crews. And there are growing signs that
home construction and prices are in the
midst of a steady recovery, said Tom
Libby, lead North American forecasting
analyst for the Polk research firm.
For example, government data shows
builders started construction on homes
and apartments at the fastest pace in
more than four years in September.
Gap raises outlook after
stronger third quarter
NEW YORK — Gap Inc. raised its
outlook for the year after reporting big-
ger third-quarter net income that beat
Wall Street expectations on Thursday.
The San Francisco-based clothing
retailer said an uptick in sales at its
Banana Republic, Old Navy and name-
sake stores helped lift its net income by
60 percent for the period. The perform-
ance is the latest sign that the company
may be in turnaround mode, fueled by
strong marketing and a revamping of its
CEO Glenn Murphy said in a confer-
ence call with analysts that Gap was
continuing its transformation from an
“American-centric” company to more of
a global brand. For example, the compa-
ny opened its first Gap Outlet store in
China and an online business in Japan
during the quarter.
Wall Street
Stocks that moved substantially or traded
heavily Thursday on the New York Stock
Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., down $2.59 at $68.72
The retailer said its third-quarter net income
rose 9 percent, but its fourth-quarter profit
outlook fell short of expectations.
Limited Brands Inc., down $1.10 at $45.50
The women’s clothing retailer reported a drop
in its fiscal third-quarter profit as sales slipped
but managed to beat market expectations.
TransDigm Group Inc., down $5.74 at $125.65
The aircraft parts maker posted fiscal fourth-
quarter results that were lower than analysts
expected,and it issued a weak full-year outlook.
Viacom Inc., up $1.21 at $49.92
The owner of the Paramount film studio and
several cable TV channels said that its fiscal
fourth-quarter net income rose 13 percent.
The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc., down
$8.09 at $48.91
The children’s clothing company cut its net
income forecast for the year because of more
promotions after Superstorm Sandy.
Destination Maternity Corp.,up $1.02 at $19.89
By attracting more shoppers and controlling
costs,the maternity clothing chain said fourth-
quarter net income nearly doubled.
PetSmart Inc., up $2.63 at $67.48
Thanks to higher sales,the pet retailer reported
strong results during the third-quarter and
raised its full-year outlook.
Ross Stores Inc., down 70 cents at $54.44
The retailer said that its net income rose 11
percent in the third quarter, but the company
posted a weak holiday forecast.
Big movers
Around the world
Playoffs run starts in the backfield
By Ronald Blum
NEW YORK — Miguel Cabrera
has a Most Valuable Player award
to go with his Triple Crown. And
Buster Posey has an MVP prize to
put alongside his second World
Series ring.
The pair of batting champions
won baseball’s top individual hon-
ors Thursday by large margins.
Cabrera, the first Triple Crown
winner in 45 years, won the AL
MVP by receiving 22 of 28 first-
place votes and 362 points from a
panel of Baseball Writers’
Association of America.
The Detroit third baseman easily
beat Los Angeles Angels rookie
center fielder Mike Trout, who had
six firsts and 281 points.
Cabrera hit .330 with 44 homers
and 139 RBIs to become the first
Triple Crown winner since
Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Cabrera also led the league with a
.606 slugging percentage for the
AL champion Tigers.
Some of the more sabermetric-
focused fans supported Trout, who
hit .326 with 30 homers and 83
RBIs, and he led the majors with
129 runs and 49 steals and topped
all players in WAR — Wins Above
Replacement. Trout won AL
Rookie of the Year earlier in the
“I was a little concerned. I
thought the new thing about com-
puter stuff, I thought Trout’s going
to win because they put his num-
bers over me,” Cabrera said. “I was
like relax. ... if he wins, it’s going
to be fair because he had a great
His victory is a win for the tradi-
tional statistics.
“At the end of the game, it’s going
to be the same baseball played back
in the day,” Cabrera said.
Posey, at a charity event at his
mother’s school in Leesburg, Va.,
followed the AL debate and
Googled to find out the winner.
“I think it intrigued everybody,”
he said. “As a fan of the game, it was
a fun race to watch.”
With three fewer hits or two less
homers, Cabrera would have fallen
short of the Triple Crown. The last
four Triple Crown winners have
been voted MVP, including Mickey
Mantle in 1956 and Frank Robinson
in 1966.
“I think winning the Triple Crown
had a lot to do with me winning this
honor,” he said.
By Nathan Mollat
High school football appears to be
transitioning to a passing game, fol-
lowing in the footsteps of the col-
lege and professional games.
Despite the proliferation of high-
octane, pass-happy offenses, there is
apparently still a need for a solid
running game. In San Mateo
County, there are no fewer than six
running backs who have rushed for
1,000 yards or more: Justin Ewing
(Capuchino, 2,749 yards), Eric
Redwood (Serra, 1,416), Tanner
Piccolotti (Terra Nova, 1,162), Mike
Taylor (Sequoia, 1,010), Kevin
Cunha (South City, 1,009) and
Anthony Shkuratov (South City,
over 1,000).
In all, the county boasts nearly a
dozen players who have rushed for
700 yards or more.
All of their teams are in the
Central Coast Section playoffs.
For the most part, coaches utilize
their players in a way to best take
advantage of their strengths.
“That’s how we looked at it when
we went up against Menlo,” said
South City coach Frank Moro, who
used a punishing ground attack to
beat the Knights 43-39, taking the
lead on its last drive of the game.
“That last (scoring drive) was
pretty much all on the ground.”
Other coaches are learning that
spreading out the offense does not
necessarily mean abandoning the
running game. Terra Nova’s Bill
Gray and Sequoia’s Rob Poulos
both utilize a spread offensive for-
mation. Gray and his Tigers throw
the ball a bit more, while Poulos
still sees his offense as being a run-
first unit.
“We typically have a 3-to-1, run-
to-pass ratio,” Poulos said.
In the spread offense, the quarter-
back has to have the ability to read
both run and pass. He is typically
the best athlete on the offense and
it’s no surprise both Sequoia’s
Taylor and Terra Nova’s K’ren
Spain are among the best dual-threat
signal callers. Spain finished the
regular season with over 2,000
yards passing and finished just shy
of 1,000 yards rushing. Taylor
rushed for over 1,000 yards and
passed for more than 800.
“There are run spread teams and
pass spread teams. We feel having a
spread offense gives us a better
chance to run,” Poulos said. “That’s
why I like the spread. If [the quar-
terback] is a pass-first guy, there are
a lot of pass options. If he’s a run-
first guy, there are a lot of run
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By Antonio Gonzalez
SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers
coach Jim Harbaugh was sent to the hospital
Thursday for a “minor procedure” after doc-
tors discovered he had an irregular heartbeat.
The team said it anticipates Harbaugh will
be back at the 49ers facility Friday, though it’s
unclear in what capacity. No details about the
procedure were given.
The NFC West-leading 49ers (6-2-1) host
the NFC-North leading Chicago Bears (7-2)
on Monday night at Candlestick Park.
“It’s one of those things that, like Coach
Harbaugh always tells us, he’s tougher than a
$2 steak,” 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said.
“We know he’s going to be alright. We know
we have a bunch of great coaches here that
keep everything on track, and we’re going to
practice today as if he was here.”
Team spokesman Bob Lange said no inci-
dent had occurred at the facility. Instead,
Harbaugh had visited with doctors
Wednesday night after feeling ill, and they
advised him to have the procedure done at
Stanford Hospital.
Players were informed
of Harbaugh’s hospitaliza-
tion by assistant head
coach and special teams
coordinator Brad Seely
during Thursday morn-
ing’s walkthrough. Seely
also oversaw team meet-
ings and the afternoon
Players said the news caught them by sur-
“He was pretty good. We were slapping
hands and talking yesterday,” 49ers safety
Dashon Goldson said of Harbaugh. “I didn’t
see anything. He showed no emotions. He did-
n’t show anything like that.”
Added Willis: “He seemed fine to me. He
actually sat right behind me in meetings. He
seemed fine. I didn’t know anything was
wrong. But like I said, we know he’s going to
be alright.”
Suddenly, quarterback Alex Smith’s recov-
ery from a concussion is San Francisco’s sec-
ond-biggest injury concern.
The 48-year-old Harbaugh won NFL Coach
of the Year in his first season with the 49ers
after coming over from Stanford, where he
had engineered a Cardinal resurgence. He
won the Orange Bowl in his final year on The
Farm and groomed Andrew Luck into the
eventual No. 1 overall draft pick of the
Indianapolis Colts.
The always intense coach’s impact was
immediately felt up the road in San Francisco.
Harbaugh led the 49ers to a 13-3 record in
the regular season and back to the playoffs for
the first time since the 2002-03 season. They
lost 20-17 in overtime to the New York Giants
in the NFC championship game on Jan. 22.
Harbaugh, a 15-year NFL quarterback who
starred at Michigan in college, has always
tried to outwork the competition.
Most recently, Harbaugh and his wife,
Sarah, welcomed their first son Sept. 4 — and
Harbaugh didn’t even have to miss a full prac-
tice, just an afternoon walkthrough. Jack Jr.,
named after Harbaugh’s father, was the cou-
ple’s third child, joining two big sisters,
Addison and Katherine.
San Francisco scout team safety Michael
Thomas played at Stanford under Harbaugh
and has known the coach since Thomas was a
17-year-old recruit from Houston. He said he
has seen Harbaugh — whom he calls a men-
tor and friend — exhaust himself for years but
never imagined his health could be in jeop-
Thomas sent Harbaugh a text message to
wish him well — and not to hurry back until
he’s healthy.
“In his mind, he’s serious, like I never get
sick, I never take a day off, blah, blah, blah,”
Thomas said. “To actually see something like
this happen to a man who’s so passionate
about his job and about this team, to see him
be taken away, you wish him well but you
know it’s just killing him not being here.”
NOTES: Smith practiced in a non-contact
black jersey for the second straight day. He
hopes to play against the Bears, but there are
still further steps for him to be medically
cleared after sustaining a concussion in the
second quarter against the St. Louis Rams on
Sunday. ... Rookie LaMichael James, the for-
mer Oregon running back, has a friendly
wager this week with Thomas. Whoever’s for-
mer school wins Saturday’s game between
top-ranked Oregon and No. 14 Stanford has to
wear the other team’s gear all next week.
49ers’ Harbaugh has heart procedure
Raiders look to slow down New Orleans TE Graham
ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders have plenty of experience
dealing with elite tight ends playing in the same division as Antonio
Gates and having faced Tony Gonzalez so many times over the
Going up against New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham this week might
be the toughest test yet.
With his imposing 6-foot-7, 265-pound frame and the athletic
ability of a former college basketball player, Graham is a matchup
nightmare for opposing defenses. That’s especially true for a Raiders
team that is banged up in the secondary and has struggled all season
to slow down opposing tight ends.
“He’s always been a big guy who can run and go up and catch the
ball but he’s learned how to run routes and how to get himself open,”
coach Dennis Allen said. “He’s one of the toughest matchups that
we’ve seen.”
Graham has overcome an inconsistent stretch earlier this season
when he struggled to hold onto balls and has regained his form of
late. He has 20 catches for 281 yards and four touchdowns the past
three games.
That improvement has helped the Saints (4-5) rebound from an 0-
4 start heading into Sunday’s game against the Raiders (3-6).
“I think he was battling through some little nicks and injuries early
on,” quarterback Drew Brees said. “I think all of us just needed to
find the mojo a little bit. It took four games to do it, but when you
look at the last five games you’d say we’ve definitely had our
moments where we feel like we’re back to playing the type of foot-
ball we know how to play.”
Since the start of last season, Graham is second in the NFL among
all tight ends in receptions (144), yards receiving (1,843) and touch-
downs (18). That’s quite a resume for someone who played just one
year of football and four years of basketball in college at Miami.
But despite the lack of experience, Graham was drafted in the
third round by the Saints in 2010 and has quickly emerged as one of
the best in the league at his position.
“Graham is a matchup problem throughout the league,” corner-
back Ron Bartell said. “He runs like a wide receiver but has unusu-
al size. He definitely presents a problem, but there are so many tight
ends like that throughout the league. We just need to be fundamen-
tally sound. If we’re able to do that I think we’ll come out fine.”
The Raiders have struggled to do that this season. They allowed
Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson to combine for seven catches for 126
yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 55-20 loss at Baltimore as
Oakland left the middle of the field wide open most of the game.
Heath Miller caught two TD passes for Pittsburgh earlier in the
year against Oakland and Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen teamed
up for a big day for Denver as well.
The defensive backs say much of the problem can be attributed to
poor communication between the secondary and linebackers, which
must be fixed immediately with Brees and the Saints coming to
“Oh, boy. It can’t happen this week,” cornerback Michael Huff
said. “He’s one of the smartest, one the greatest quarterbacks out
there. Pre-snap, he kind of knows already what you’re in, so we’ve
got to hopefully disguise a little bit and make him think a little bit
and let our pressure get him.”
Complicating the task this week is the fact that Oakland strong
safety Tyvon Branch has missed both practices so far with a neck
injury sustained last week in Baltimore and his status for Sunday’s
game is in question.
Branch and outside linebacker Philip Wheeler have gotten the
most time this season matching up against tight ends. Wheeler has
struggled of late. He allowed six catches for 88 yards in six attempts
last week and opposing quarterbacks have completed all 16 passes
thrown his way the past three weeks, according to game charting by
Pro Football Focus.
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TORONTO — Negotiations had
already hit a wall in the ongoing hock-
ey labor fight, and now the NHL has
suggested the sides take an official
two-week break before getting back to
the bargaining table.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
floated the idea of a break to players’
association executive director Donald
Fehr. The union hasn’t responded to
the league yet, but the players main-
tained their position on Thursday
night that they are ready and willing to
meet at any time, and the only way to
reach a deal to end the long lockout is
to keep talking and negotiating.
“Gary suggested the possibility of a
two-week moratorium,” NHL deputy
commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an
email to The Associated Press on
Thursday night. “I’m disappointed
because we don’t have a negotiating
partner that has any genuine interest in
reaching an agreement. Zero interest.”
The suggestion of a break was first
reported by The Canadian Press on
Thursday night.
With no new negotiations sched-
uled, and communication in general
shutting down, the NHL appears to be
getting closer to calling off more
games, putting the entire hockey sea-
son in jeopardy.
“I hope not, but I’m more discour-
aged now than I have been at any
point in the process,” Daly said. “I
responded to Don saying he did not
know how to proceed from here.”
The sides put on a push to make an
agreement last week when they met
over six consecutive days in New
York. However, Friday’s session
ended with a heated exchange, and
talks lasted only about an hour on
The 61-day lockout has already
claimed 327 regular-season games,
including the New Year’s Day outdoor
Winter Classic, and more could be
wiped out within a week. It is believed
that an agreement would need to be in
place by the end of next week for the
season to get under way on Dec. 1.
That is starting to look unlikely
because of the mere fact that the sides
are unable to find common ground on
the big issues keeping them apart. It is
more than just finances preventing a
deal. The disagreements over player
contract terms have emerged as just
big an impasse.
The NHL wants to limit contracts to
five years, make rules to prohibit
back-diving contracts the league feels
circumvent the salary cap, keep play-
ers ineligible for unrestricted free
agency until they are 28 or have eight
years of professional service time, cut
entry-level deals to two years, and
make salary arbitration after five
A few hours into last Friday’s ses-
sion, negotiations broke down over
the core economic differences that
separate the sides.
A lockout wiped out the entire
2004-05 season.
Hope fading for deal to save NHL season
By Antonio Gonzalez
STANFORD — Sam Schwartzstein
and the rest of Stanford’s offensive
linemen gathered in a meeting room
this week to watch video of a moment
the senior center never wants his team-
mates to forget.
On the final play of the third quarter
in last week’s 27-23 win over Oregon
State, running back Stepfan Taylor
caught a short pass from Kevin Hogan
around the 42-yard line. Taylor shook
a defender at the 34, scurried around
the sideline, sliced back inside at the
15, stiff-armed a safety to his belly at
the 12 and sprinted past another at the
2 for a game-changing touchdown.
“We watched it a few times in our
meeting room,” Schwartzstein said.
“Just like, ‘Hey, guys. If we do our
jobs, or even do a little bit of our jobs,
this guy can do unbelievable things.”’
Overlooked so often when he played
alongside Andrew Luck and Toby
Gerhart, Taylor is leaving all sorts of
lasting memories on The Farm.
The subtle senior has a chance to
add to his legacy and set a new
Stanford standard in one of the biggest
games of his career. Taylor is 202
yards shy of Darrin Nelson’s school
record of 4,033 yards rushing as the
No. 14 Cardinal (8-2, 6-1) head to top-
ranked Oregon (10-0, 7-0) on Saturday
night in the Pac-12’s showdown of the
“He epitomizes what we’re all about
it,” Stanford coach David Shaw said.
“Just the consistency, the toughness,
the versatility. There’s nothing he can’t
While Kenjon Barner, LaMichael
James and other Oregon running backs
have so often overshadowed Taylor’s
tenure on the West Coast, he has final-
ly begun to receive the recognition
teammates and coaches believe he
Taylor is sandwiched between
Nelson and Gerhart — the 2009
Heisman Trophy runner-up who fin-
ished with 3,522 yards in his collegiate
career while starting only two seasons
— on Stanford’s career rushing list.
Taylor, a Doak Walker Award semifi-
nalist, became the first player in school
history to rush for at least 1,000 yards
in three straight seasons last week and
has carried the Cardinal through the
post-Luck Era one powerful stride at a
time this fall.
“For some reason, and I don’t know
why, I think he’s extremely underrat-
ed,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly said.
“You look at the numbers that he’s put
up, and he’s got an opportunity to
cement himself as one of the best run-
ning backs of all time in Stanford his-
Those around him believe Taylor’s
personality is part of the reason his
accomplishments have gone unno-
Instead, the somewhat shy running
back chooses to let his guard down
with his alter ego, Kulabafi, who has
become a YouTube sensation. The
comedic videos feature Taylor — aka
Kulabafi — wearing funky sunglasses,
hats and shirts while free-style rap-
Some videos have included offen-
sive linemen and other Stanford ath-
letes. There’s even one where Kulabafi
interviews Taylor, who pokes fun at his
otherwise don’t-look-at-me personali-
ty. Now most of his teammates and
friends — even total strangers — call
Taylor “Kula.”
“It’s been kind of crazy seeing the
reaction to that,” Taylor said. “It’s just
been a fun way to let my personality
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No. 8 Terra Nova (6-4) vs. No. 1
Bellarmine (9-1) at San Jose City
College, 7 p.m. Friday
The Tigers captured their fourth
straight Peninsula Athletic League
Bay Division championship, while
the Bells are now the two-time
defending West Catholic Athletic
League champion.
This is the second year in a row
these teams faced off in the first
round of the Open Division play-
offs. Things did not go so well for
Terra Nova in 2011 as Bellarmine
ripped the Tigers 56-12.
Terra Nova prepared for playing
in the Open Division this season by
scheduling as tough a non-league
schedule as coach Bill Gray has
ever had. All five of the Tigers’
non-league opponents qualified for
the playoffs and they compiled a 2-
3 record against them.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, two
of those losses came to Sacred
Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius.
Bellarmine beat both those squads
during WCAL play.
No. 5 Serra (8-2) at No. 4 Palo
Alto (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday
The Padres finished in a tie for
second place in the WCAL, while
Palo Alto captured the champi-
onship of the Santa Clara Valley
Athletic League’s De Anza
Division, one of the few public
school leagues that can hang with
teams from the WCAL.
This game should feature the
running of Serra’s Eric Redwood
versus the arm of Palo Alto quar-
terback Keller Chryst. Redwood
has rushed for more than 1,400
yards, while Chryst averages 227
yards passing.
The Vikings are more than just
Chryst, however. They are one of
the more balanced offense in the
playoffs, averaging just under 200
yards rushing per game as they
post more than 41 points per game.
Serra, on the other hand, uses a
ground and pound attack, averag-
ing 320 yards on the ground and 36
points per game against a tougher
Division I
No. 5 Sequoia (7-3) at No. 4
Menlo-Atherton (6-4), 7 p.m.
The Cherokees return to the
playoffs for the second time in
three years, after advancing to the
Division II finals in 2010. The
Bears are making their third
straight appearance. They
advanced to the Division I champi-
onship game last year.
Despite playing in two different
divisions of the PAL — Sequoia in
the Ocean and M-A in the Bay —
there is no reason to think the
Cherokees will be at a physical dis-
advantage. Plus, they feature one of
the better dual-threat quarterbacks
around in Mike Taylor, who rushed
for more than 1,000 yards this sea-
son and passed for 840 more.
Complementing Taylor is running
back Dylan Anderson, who rushed
for nearly 800 yards this season.
M-A hangs its hat on it defense,
which is allowing an average of 20
points per game. The Bears will
need the offense to stand tall to
make up for the loss of quarterback
Royce Branning, who injured his
knee two weeks ago. His replace-
ment, Zack Moore, is 6 for 17 since
taking over the role, throwing two
touchdowns passes.
The running back duo of Tasi
Teu and Alan Sakalia will take
some of the pressure off Moore.
The two have combined to rush for
more than 1,100 yards and eight
Division II
No. 6 South City (7-3) at No. 3
Wilcox (7-3), 7 p.m. Friday
The Warriors captured their first
division title since the formation of
the PAL as it currently stands in
1996. The Chargers finished in a tie
for second place with Milpitas in
the SCVAL’s De Anza Division.
Both teams come into this meet-
ing with a full head of steam: South
City is a riding a six-game winning
streak, while Wilcox has won its
last four games.
This game is a matchup between
running games. Wilcox features
Delshawn Mitchell, who has
rushed for more than 1,300 yards
this season, and Roland Luke, who
has gained more than 1,000 yards
on the ground. South City counters
with a pair of 1,000-yard backs of
its own in Anthony Shkuratov and
Kevin Cunha. The defense that can
slow the other’s ground attack has
a good chance at winning the
No. 5 Aragon (7-3) at No. 4
Leland (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday
The Dons have been up and
down since the start of PAL Bay
Division play, picking up a big win
over Terra Nova, but suffering a
disappointing loss to Burlingame.
The Chargers finished in a tie for
second place in the Blossom Valley
Athletic League’s Mt. Hamilton
Division, two games behind unde-
feated Oak Grove, which is the No.
2 seed in the Open Division.
Aragon has the ability to beat
teams on the ground or through the
air, but the Dons’ aerial attack may
have taken a hit when top receiver
Aldo Severson was banged up in a
win over Hillsdale last week.
Leland is very similar, averaging
167 yards passing and 216 yards
Leland quarterback Matt
McLaughlin has thrown for more
than 1,600 yards this season, with
18 touchdowns and just five inter-
Division III
No. 6 Burlingame (5-5) at No. 3
Valley Christian (4-6), 7 p.m.
The Panthers won their final
three games of the season and
earned the Bay Division’s fourth-
automatic CCS bid. Their reward?
A meeting with the Warriors, who
despite having a losing record,
have a good chance at winning the
Division III title.
This is the second year in a row
the Panthers have drawn the
Warriors in the first round of CCS.
Last year, Valley Christian posted a
35-21 win.
The good news for Burlingame is
its ground attack appears to be at
full strength. The Panthers rushed
for more than 700 yards, com-
bined, in their last two games. Joe
Mahe appears closer to 100 percent
healthy after rushing for 168 yards
against San Mateo last week, most
of which came on dives up the mid-
Valley Christian is just as effec-
tive on the ground, averaging 337
yards per game.
Division IV
No. 5 Monte Vista Christian (8-
2) vs. No. 4 Menlo School (8-2) at
Sequoia High, 7 p.m. Friday
The Mustangs finished in third
place in the Monterey Bay League
Pacific Division standings, but
their two league losses came to the
teams above them — Seaside and
Alisal — and both those games
were close.
The Knights are coming off a
disappointing loss to rival Sacred
Heart Prep and finished second in
the Pal’s Ocean Division behind
South City.
Both these teams can light up the
scoreboard. Monte Vista Christian
is averaging more than 41 points
per game, while Menlo checks in
with 49 per.
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One team that will never be
confused with a spread attack
is Capuchino. The Mustangs
are a throwback, running out
of the I-formation and giving
the opposition heavy, heavy
doses of Justin Ewing, whose
2,749 yards is third in the
state, according to Capuchino
coach Adam Hyndman identi-
fied what he had designed his
offense around it.
“It’s all about personnel.
What I wouldn’t do is stick
with an offense if I didn’t have
the personnel,” Hyndman
said. “I think you want to con-
trol the clock (with a solid
running game). You want the
ball in (your) offense’s hands
as long as possible. You don’t
want to give (the other team)
the ball.”
Most coaches agree: use an
offense that best suits a team’s
personnel. At Menlo School,
that means using the run-and-
shoot and depending on your
quarterback to distribute the
ball to a bevy of receivers. For
South City, it means using the
abilities of Shkuratov and
Cunha. Moro said he wanted
to throw the ball a bit more
this season, considering
receivers Robert Johnson and
Jerrick Anicete have good
hands and are good receivers.
It’s hard, however, to find
all the parts necessary to have
a successful passing game: a
capable quarterback, an offen-
sive line that can pass block
and quality receivers.
Shkuratov started the season
as the Warriors’ starting quar-
terback, but it became obvious
he was still a running back
playing closer to the line of
scrimmage. Heading into
Peninsula Athletic League
play, Maligi Maluia took over
the quarterbacking duties and
moved Shkuratov back to his
familiar spot as a running
“We thought we might be
able to (throw the ball a little
more). But [Johnson] got
banged up a little big and
[Anicete] was coming back
off a broken leg,” Moro said.
“It’s nice to have two (quality)
backs. That’s our bread and
butter. It’s what we’re doing:
running power. That’s what
we’re going to do.”
Hyndman believes it’s just
easier to implement a ground
attack. Having one of the best
running backs in the state in
Ewing helps, but he also cred-
its the offensive line for
gelling as the season has gone
along. Hyndman said he does-
n’t try to get too fancy
because, as he said, “the last
thing I want my o-line doing,
pre-snap, is thinking.”
“In regards to our team and
like every other successful
team, like (those in) the
WCAL or De La Salle, they
don’t have many plays in their
arsenal. We limit the number
of plays we run and learn to
run those very well.”
Continued from page 11
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No. 8 Capuchino (6-4) at No. 1
Seaside (10-0), 7 p.m. Friday
The Mustangs are riding high
after winning their first division title
in more than 50 years. Their reward
is facing a Seaside team that is
among the best Division IV teams in
the state.
The Spartans’ defense is a force,
allowing just over seven points per
game. More importantly, they
haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher
all season.
Now, Seaside will face the state’s
best rusher, statistically, in
Capuchino’s Justin Ewing, who
needs about 55 yards to break the
CCS single-season rushing record.
If the Mustangs’ offensive line can
pave the way for Ewing, not only
will the record fall but they’ll have a
chance to pull the monumental
No. 7 Pacific Grove (7-3) at No.
2 Sacred Heart Prep (9-1), 1 p.m.
The Breakers had their four-game
winning streak snapped last week,
losing to Mission Trail Athletic
League champ Carmel. The Gators
won their final four games, includ-
ing rallying from a 12-point, fourth-
quarter deficit against Menlo last
SHP is one of the strongest teams
in CCS. Not only do the Gators
average 30 points per game, their
defense is allowing a measly nine
points per contest. Pacific Grove is
scoring an average of 33, but allow-
ing 27.
Continued from page 14
Cabrera became the sec-
ond straight Detroit player
voted MVP, following
pitcher Justin Verlander in
2011, and was the first
Venezuelan to earn the
honor. Countryman Pablo
Sandoval took home World
Series MVP honors last
Before the season,
Cabrera switched from first
base to third to make way
for Prince Fielder, who
signed with Detroit as a free
“I focused too much in
spring training about
defense, defense, defense,”
Cabrera said. “I forgot a lit-
tle bit about hitting, about
getting in the cage like I
normally do.”
In spring training, Posey’s
focus was just to get back
on the field. His 2011 sea-
son was cut short by a colli-
sion with the Marlins’ Scott
Cousins on May 25 that
resulted in a fractured bone
in Posey’s lower left leg and
three torn ankle ligaments.
Posey not only returned,
he became the first catcher
in 70 years to win the NL
batting title and helped San
Francisco win its second
World Series championship
in three seasons.
“I definitely have a deeper
appreciation for being able
to play baseball,” he said.
“I’ve seen that it can be
taken away quick.”
The first catcher in four
decades to win the NL
award, Posey got 27 of 32
firsts and 422 points to out-
distance 2011 winner Ryan
Braun of Milwaukee, who
was second with 285 points.
Pittsburgh outfielder
Andrew McCutchen (245)
was third, followed by St.
Louis catcher Yadier Molina
Posey, a boyish-looking
25, was the 2010 NL
Rookie of the Year as the
Giants won their first World
Series since 1954. This year
he set career highs with a
.336 average, 24 homers
and 103 RBIs as San
Francisco won again.
Posey took the NL batting
title after teammate Melky
Cabrera requested a rules
change that disqualified
him. Cabrera, who hit .346,
missed the final 45 games of
the regular-season while
serving a suspension for a
positive testosterone test
and would have won the
batting crown if the rule
hadn’t been changed.
Ernie Lombardi had been
the previous catcher to cap-
ture the NL batting champi-
onship, in 1942.
“I think anybody that has
caught before understands
the grind of catching, not
only the physical, the nicks,
the wear and tear of squat-
ting for nine innings night
in, day out, but just the
mental grind of working a
pitching staff,” Posey said.
“It’s demanding.”
NOTES: In his first sea-
son with the Angels, Albert
Pujols didn’t finish among
the top 10 for the first time
in his career. While with St.
Louis, he won three times,
was second four times and
also finished third, fourth,
fifth and ninth. ... Catchers
have won the NL MVP just
eight times, with Posey
joining Gabby Hartnett
(1935), Lombardi (1938),
Roy Campanella (1951,
1953, 1955) and Johnny
Bench (1970, 1972). Posey
became the first Giants
player to win since Barry
Bonds was voted his record
seventh MVP award in
2004. ... Cabrera earned a
$500,000 bonus, Adrian
Beltre $150,000.
Continued from page 11
BOSTON — Professional
football can evolve into a
safer game without sacrific-
ing the physical play — or,
some would say, violence
— that has made it so popu-
lar, NFL commissioner
Roger Goodell said in a
speech on player safety at
the Harvard School of
Public Health on Thursday.
“Football has always
evolved, and it always will,”
he told an overflow crowd
of a few hundred. “Make no
mistake: change does not
inhibit the game; it
improves it.”
In a long-planned appear-
ance that came four days
after three starting NFL
quarterbacks were knocked
out with concussions,
Goodell said that the league
has already improved the
way it handles hits to the
San Francisco’s Alex
Smith, Chicago’s Jay Cutler
and Philadelphia’s Michael
Vick were all diagnosed
with concussions in
Sunday’s games. Goodell
said that all three were taken
out “as soon as they showed
symptoms,” a claim that was
challenged by a member of
the audience during the
period for questions who
noted that Smith and Cutler
kept playing for a short time
after being injured.
“It was identified and they
were taken out of the game,”
the commissioner said.
“Even a few years ago, I’m
not sure you would have
seen that.”
Listing some of the safety
measures that have been
incorporated into the sport
both before and since he
became commissioner,
Goodell mentioned the
elimination of the flying
wedge that was first
employed by Harvard in the
1800s and the change in
kickoffs last season that he
credited for a 40 percent
reduction in concussions on
returns. He said the league
is looking into better hel-
mets and sponsoring scien-
tific research that could
make the game still safer.
“Not long ago, the game
allowed the head slap, tack-
ling by the face mask,
horse-collar tackles, danger-
ous blocks, and hits to the
head of defenseless
receivers and quarterbacks.
All of that has changed,” he
“My commitment has
been and will continue to be
to change the culture of
football to better protect
players without changing
the essence of what makes
the game so popular. It has
been done.
NFL commissioner says sport will evolve, get safer
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Atlanta 3 4 .429 2 1/2
Orlando 2 5 .286 3 1/2
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Detroit 1 8 .111 5
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Dallas 5 4 .556 2
Houston 4 4 .500 2 1/2
New Orleans 3 3 .500 2 1/2
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Denver 4 5 .444 2
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New York 104, San Antonio 100
Miami 98, Denver 93
Utah at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Dallas at Indiana, 4 p.m.
Orlando at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Golden State at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 5 p.m.
New York at Memphis, 6:30 p.m.
Houston at Portland, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Sacramento, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
New England 6 3 0 .667 299 201
Miami 4 5 0 .444 173 186
N.Y. Jets 3 6 0 .333 175 228
Buffalo 3 6 0 .333 211 285
Houston 8 1 0 .889 250 143
Indianapolis 6 3 0 .667 186 201
Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 219 311
Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 127 246
Baltimore 7 2 0 .778 254 196
Pittsburgh 5 3 0 .625 191 164
Cincinnati 4 5 0 .444 220 231
Cleveland 2 7 0 .222 169 211
Denver 6 3 0 .667 271 189
San Diego 4 5 0 .444 209 191
Oakland 3 6 0 .333 191 284
Kansas City 1 7 0 .125 133 240
N.Y. Giants 6 4 0 .600 267 216
Dallas 4 5 0 .444 188 204
Philadelphia 3 6 0 .333 156 221
Washington 3 6 0 .333 226 248
Atlanta 8 1 0 .889 247 174
Tampa Bay 5 4 0 .556 260 209
New Orleans 4 5 0 .444 249 256
Carolina 2 7 0 .222 163 216
Chicago 7 2 0 .778 242 133
Green Bay 6 3 0 .667 239 187
Minnesota 6 4 0 .600 238 221
Detroit 4 5 0 .444 216 222
San Francisco 6 2 1 .722 213 127
Seattle 6 4 0 .600 198 161
Arizona 4 5 0 .444 144 173
St. Louis 3 5 1 .389 161 210
Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13, OT
Thursday, Nov. 15
Miami at Buffalo, 5:20 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Cleveland at Dallas, 10 a.m.
N.Y. Jets at St. Louis, 10 a.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 10 a.m.
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 10 a.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 10 a.m.
Green Bay at Detroit, 10 a.m.
Arizona at Atlanta, 10 a.m.
Open Division
No. 5 Serra (8-2) at No. 4 Palo Alto (8-2), 7 p.m.
No. 8 Terra Nova (6-4) vs. No. 1 Bellarmine (9-1)
at San Jose City College, 7 p.m.
Division I
No. 5 Sequoia (8-2) at No. 4 Menlo-Atherton (6-
4), 7 p.m.
Division II
No. 6 South City (7-3) at No. 2 Wilcox (7-3), 7 p.m.
No. 5 Aragon (7-3) at No. 4 Leland (6-4), 7 p.m.
Division IV
No. 5 Monte Vista-Christian (8-2) vs. No. 4 Menlo
School (8-2) at Sequoia High, 7 p.m.
No. 8 Capuchino (6-4) at No. 1 Seaside (10-0), 7
Division III
No. 6 Burlingame (5-5) at Valley Christian (4-6),
7 p.m
Division IV
No. 7 Pacific Grove (7-3) at No. 2 Sacred Heart
Prep (9-1), 1 p.m.
At Independence High
Division I
No. 3 Menlo-Atherton (26-7) vs. No. 4 Homstead
(23-8), 7 p.m.
Division IV
No. 2 Sacred Heart Prep (29-5) vs. No. 1 Harbor
(30-5), 4:30 p.m.
At Santa Clara Swim Center
Division I
No. 3 Menlo-Atherton (14-12) vs.
No. 1 Bellarmine (17-11), 2:30 p.m.
Division II
No. 1 Sacred Heart Prep (24-4) vs. No. 3 Los Altos
(18-11), 11:30 a.m.
At Santa Clara Swim Center
Division II
No. 1 Sacred Heart Prep (19-7) vs.
No. 2 St. Ignatius (11-14), 10 a.m.
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ROSEMONT, Ill. — Bud Selig was
on hand when the Miami Marlins
played their first regular-season game
in their swanky new ballpark in April.
The commissioner provided a glowing
review of the $634 million project and
boldly declared that opposition to the
facility would fade away within five
So far, it’s not looking so good for
that last prediction.
Selig said Thursday he is examining
the pending blockbuster trade that
sends at least three of Miami’s best
players to Toronto for a package of
prospects just seven months after the
Marlins moved into their new home,
which was financed primarily with tax
Speaking at the conclusion of the
owners’ meetings, Selig said he also is
aware of fan anger in South Florida but
is going to do what’s in the best inter-
ests of the sport.
“People have different views of that
as to what you should do and how you
should do it, but I think I’ve been able
to come through all these situations
and the sport’s been stronger and better
as a result,” he said, pointing to his
recent experience with the Texas
Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers
going through bankruptcy proceed-
“So when I say I have this matter
under review and I’ve talked to a lot of
our people and I’ve spent a lot of time
here in between all the other meetings
— this is a tough place to do it — that’s
exactly what I mean. It is under review.
I am aware of the anger, I am. I’m also
aware that in Toronto they’re very
The Blue Jays, who finished fourth
in the loaded AL East last season, are
bringing in All-Star shortstop Jose
Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and
right-hander Josh Johnson under the
deal, which is contingent on physicals
for the players. Selig also said there is
money going from Miami to Toronto,
but did not offer any details and said
the trade hadn’t been officially present-
ed to his office yet.
Selig reviewing pending
Marlins-Blue Jays deal
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Burlingame also has a number of long-term
infrastructure projects that Goldman is excited
to be a part of, such as the Broadway overpass.
However, those projects are not fully funded
— another big challenge for Goldman to take
Goldman, who currently lives in Oakland,
has more than 22 years of experience in local
government and nonprofits. She spent her first
seven years in Palo Alto then grew up in
Southern California. After graduating from
Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree
in American history, Goldman wasn’t sure
what to do. She called the local city manager,
at her mother’s suggestion, in hopes of work-
ing on the new recycling projects. As an
administrative intern, she was taken under the
wing of the city manager who taught her about
the various parts of the city.
Thinking a career in government may be her
path, Goldman moved to Washington, D.C.
and worked for three years with U.S. Rep.
Henry Waxman. In 1995, Goldman decided to
go back to school. She earned her master’s
degree in public policy from the University of
California at Berkeley. She did work in tobac-
co control just after graduating but missed her
government roots by 1999. With some net-
working, she landed a position with the city of
Fremont in government relations. She also
took on special projects through February
In 2007, Goldman took a deputy city man-
ager job with Alameda. During 2010, she was
named acting city manager. Goldman was pro-
moted to assistant city manager after that posi-
tion ended.
Goldman plans to move to Burlingame and
really become part of the community she will
be representing. In her free time, she’s a com-
petitive swimmer and enjoys road cycling.
The council meets Monday, Nov. 19 at City
Hall, 501 Primrose Road.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email: or by phone: (650)
344-5200 ext. 105.
Continued from page 1
cially burdensome to the neighborhood.
Last night was the first opportunity the
council had to weigh in on the matter and
lawyers for the property owner and 7-Eleven
made it clear they are ready to fight.
At issue is why the City Attorney’s Office
gave a second competing opinion, in an email
to city staff, on the city code that governs non-
conforming uses after the office made it clear
to several interested parties that the property
would revert back to residential since the mar-
ket use was “discontinued or abandoned” for
more than six months.
“There is only one opinion that counts, that
the use was not discontinued,” said Richard
Givens, the attorney representing property
owner Portfolio Development Partners.
Stephen Jamieson, attorney for 7-Eleven,
even questioned why Deputy Mayor David
Lim would conduct a “skillful cross-examina-
tion of staff.”
Jamieson also urged the council not to be
swayed by public opinion.
“7-Eleven entered into a long-term contract
on reliance of the city,” Jamieson said. “The
property was purchased in reliance on city
actions. The city cannot go back on its word.”
The company signed a lease with a 30-year
term, he said.
Both Portfolio and 7-Eleven estimate their
combined losses to be more than $8 million if
the city does terminate the use.
Portfolio just bought the property in August
for a little more than $1 million.
About 25 members of the public spoke out
against the 7-Eleven moving into the neigh-
borhood last night.
“This is not the first time Portfolio has done
business. They knew the rules. Portfolio cir-
cumvented the rules on the merit of an email,”
said Kathy Smith, who lives in the neighbor-
Christine Stiles told the council more hear-
ings were needed so that the city can learn
exactly what happened and to not be swayed
by the threats of lawsuits.
“It’s perplexing if you look at the documen-
tation,” she said about the city’s process of
granting building permits for the 7-Eleven.
The council opted to hold more hearings to
determine whether the market use is legal non-
conforming but it could have moved to deter-
mine whether to terminate the legal non-con-
forming use at last night’s meeting.
If it did, it would have considered whether
the 7-Eleven would be especially burdensome
on the neighborhood and how long the market
use would be allowed to stand for the proper-
ty owners to recoup their investment — a min-
imum of two years and maximum of five
The earliest the Planning Commission can
hear the issue is Nov. 27.
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By Malcolm Foster
TOKYO — Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
dissolved the lower house of parliament
Friday, paving the way for elections in which
his ruling party will likely give way to a weak
coalition government divided over how to
solve Japan’s myriad problems.
Noda followed through on a pledge to call
elections after the opposition Liberal
Democratic Party agreed to back several key
pieces of legislation, including a deficit
financing bill and electoral reforms. The
Cabinet was expected to quickly announce
elections for Dec. 16.
Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan has
grown unpopular thanks to its handling of the
Fukushima nuclear crisis and especially its
recent doubling of the sales tax. The elections
will probably end its three-
year hold on power.
The LDP, which led
Japan for most of the post-
World War II era, may win
the most seats in the 480-
seat lower house, though
polls indicate it will fall far
short of a majority. That
could force it to cobble
together a coalition of par-
ties with differing policies and priorities.
A divided government could hinder deci-
sion-making as Japan wrestles with a two-
decade economic slump, cleanup from last
year’s nuclear disaster, growing national debt
and a rapidly aging population — not to men-
tion a festering territorial dispute with China
that is hurting business ties with its biggest
trading partner. Japan must also decide
whether it will follow through with plans to
phase out nuclear power by 2040 — a move
that many in the LDP oppose.
“It’s unlikely that the election will result in
a clear mandate for anybody,” said Koichi
Nakano, a political science professor at
Sophia University. “So in that sense, there’s
still going to be a lot of muddling through.”
Still, many see the prospect of change as a
positive: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index
jumped 2.2 percent Friday to close at
The path to elections was laid suddenly.
Noda abruptly said Wednesday in a one-on-
one debate with LDP chief Shinzo Abe that he
would dissolve parliament if the opposition
would agree to key reforms, including shrink-
ing the size of parliament.
Abe, who had a one-year stint as prime
minister in 2006 and 2007, now has a chance
to return if the LDP wins the most seats. He
would become Japan’s seventh prime minister
in seven years, having suddenly quit as prime
minister in 2007, citing health problems he
says are no longer an issue.
A staunch nationalist, Abe has taken a
strong stance against China in the dispute
over a cluster of uninhabited islands in the
East China Sea controlled by Japan but also
claimed by China and Taiwan.
The Democratic Party of Japan won a land-
slide victory in 2009 elections amid high
hopes for change, ousting the conservative,
business-friendly LDP, which had ruled Japan
nearly continuously since 1955.
The DPJ’s failure to keep campaign promis-
es and the government’s handling of the
Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by the
March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami have
left many disillusioned.
Japan PM dissolves parliament, planning December vote
Yoshihiko Noda
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian
militants targeted densely populated Tel Aviv
in Israel’s heartland with rockets for the first
time Thursday, part of an unprecedented bar-
rage that threatened to provoke an Israeli
ground assault on Gaza. Three Israelis were
Air raid sirens wailed and panicked resi-
dents ran for cover in Tel Aviv, Israel’s com-
mercial and cultural capital. Israel responded
by moving troops and heavy weapons toward
Gaza and authorizing the call-up of tens of
thousands of reservists.
There was no word on where the two rock-
ets aimed at Tel Aviv landed, raising the pos-
sibility they fell into the Mediterranean. A
third rocket landed in an open area on the
southern outskirts of Tel Aviv.
The fighting, the heaviest in four years,
came after Israel launched a ferocious air
assault Wednesday to stop repeated rocket
fire from Gaza. The powerful Hamas mili-
tary chief was killed in that strike, and anoth-
er 18 Palestinians have died over two days,
including five children. Some 100
Palestinians have been wounded.
Israeli warplanes struck dozens of Hamas-
linked targets in Gaza on Thursday, sending
loud booms echoing across the narrow
Mediterranean coastal strip at regular inter-
vals, followed by gray columns of smoke.
After nightfall, several explosions shook
Gaza City several minutes apart, a sign the
strikes were not letting up, and the military
said the targets were about 70 underground
rocket-launching sites.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said the army was hitting Hamas
hard with what he called surgical strikes, and
warned of a “significant widening” of the
Gaza operation. Israel will “continue to take
whatever action is necessary to defend our
people,” said Netanyahu, who is up for re-
election in January.
There were mounting signs of a ground
operation. At least 12 trucks were seen trans-
porting tanks and armored personnel carriers
toward Gaza late Thursday, and a number of
buses carrying soldiers arrived. Israeli TV
stations said a Gaza incursion was expected
on Friday, though military officials said no
decision had been made.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he
authorized the call-up of reservists, and the
army said up to 30,000 additional troops
could be drafted.
“We will continue the attacks and we will
increase the attacks, and I believe we will
obtain our objectives,” said Lt. Gen. Benny
Gantz, Israel’s military chief.
Hamas, meanwhile, warned it would strike
deeper inside Israel with Iranian-made Fajr-
5 rockets, acknowledging for the first time it
has such longer-range weapons capable of
hitting targets some 47 miles (75 kilometers)
away. Tel Aviv is 40 miles (70 kilometers)
from Gaza.
By nightfall Thursday, Hamas said it had
fired more than 350 rockets into Israel.
Israel, which estimates Gaza militants have
as many as 12,000 rockets, said some 220
rockets struck the Jewish state and another
130 were intercepted by an anti-missile
Israel believes Hamas has significantly
boosted its arsenal since the last Gaza war
four years ago, including with weapons from
Iran and from Libyan stockpiles plundered
after the 2011 fall of the regime there.
Hamas targets Tel Aviv as part of rocket barrage
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed close to Tel Aviv on Thursday, in the first attack on
Israel’s biggest city in 20 years, raising the stakes in a military showdown between Israel and
the Palestinians that is moving toward all-out war.
By Hamza Hendawi
CAIRO — Egypt’s Islamist president
may hail from the fiercely anti-Israeli
Muslim Brotherhood, an ally of Gaza’s
Hamas rulers. But in his first major cri-
sis over Israel, he is adopting a stance
not unlike that of his ousted predecessor
Hosni Mubarak, Israel’s longtime
After Israel launched its ferocious
campaign of airstrikes and shelling
against Gaza in retaliation for militant
rocket attacks, Mohammed Morsi
recalled Egypt’s ambassador to Israel in
protest and on Thursday ordered his
prime minister to head to the tiny
Palestinian territory in a symbolic show
of solidarity.
Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected
president, is facing calls at home to take
stronger action. But he is just as wary as
Mubarak about
straining ties with
the United States,
Israel’s top ally.
Moreover, powerful
parts of the Egyptian
ruling establishment
— particularly in the
military and the
security forces —
deeply oppose
Hamas, and Morsi could face a backlash
if he appears to move too strongly in the
militant group’s direction.
In theory, the bloodshed in Gaza
would be an ideal opportunity for Morsi
to let loose against Israel. In past con-
flicts between Israel and Arab countries,
his Muslim Brotherhood loudly
denounced Mubarak for too timid a
response, demanding the expulsion of
the Israeli ambassador from Cairo, for
example. The group often accused
Mubarak of toeing Washington’s line on
But in his first public comments on the
crisis, Morsi on Thursday was subdued
and almost conciliatory. He called the
bombardment an “unacceptable aggres-
sion” but avoided sharp condemnations
of Israel. He expressed support for
Palestinians in Gaza, but made no refer-
ence to Hamas.
“We don’t accept the continuation of
this (Israeli) threat and aggression
against the people of Gaza,” he said in
comments at a Cabinet meeting aired on
state TV. “The Israelis must realize that
we don’t accept this aggression and that
it can only lead to instability in the
Morsi also said he spoke before dawn
Thursday with President Barack Obama
on stopping the assault and on how
“peace and security could be achieved
for everyone without aggression.”
Egypt Islamist leader cautious on Gaza crisis
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Best of all, the new Accord sedan’s starting
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Even without factoring in the new standard
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The competing Toyota Camry, which has
been the top U.S. seller in the segment for
years, has a manufacturer’s suggested retail
price, including destination charge, of $22,850
for a 2012 four-cylinder model with automat-
Yet, the base Camry doesn’t have standard
dual-zone, automatic climate control or stan-
dard rearview camera, and the base , 16-inch
Camry wheels are steel with wheel covers.
Toyota has not officially released details of
its 2013 Camry.
Meantime, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, which
doesn’t have standard alloy wheels, rearview
camera or standard dual-zone, automatic cli-
mate control on lower-trim models, has a start-
ing retail price of $21,770 with automatic
With sales of more than 235,000 in calendar
2011, the Accord is Honda’s biggest seller.
But following the previous generation Accord
that grew big, bland and cheap-feeling, the
2013 version is critical for Honda.
There are both sedan and coupe
Accords, with four-cylinder and V-6
gasoline engine offerings. Later in the
model year, hybrid Accords are due.
The base, 2.4-liter, double overhead cam
four cylinder with Honda’s variable valve
operation called i-VTEC is new and now is
direct injected for sprightly performance.
It helps, too, that the 2013 Accord has been
sized down just a bit — it’s 3.5 inches shorter
in length than its predecessor, for example —
and thus has lost a few pounds.
Horsepower now is 185 or 189, depending
on the Accord model, instead of the 177 from
last year’s four cylinder. The four cylinder’s
torque increased noticeably to 181 foot-
pounds at 3,900 rpm in the base 2013 Accord
from 161 foot-pounds at 4,300 rpm.
Despite the power improvements, the 2013
Accord has better fuel economy ratings, in
part because the automatic has been dropped
from four cylinder models and replaced by a
CVT, which uses a wide power band, rather
than pre-set gears, to optimize gasoline
A 2013 Accord with four cylinder and CVT
is rated by the federal government at 27 miles
per gallon in city driving and 36 mpg on the
highway. This is up from 23/34 mpg from last
year’s four-cylinder Accord. The 278-horse-
power, 3.5-liter, single overhead cam V-6 that
was in the test Accord Touring sedan, howev-
er, was rated lower at 21/34 mpg and averaged
23.6 mpg in combined city/highway travel.
The V-6 uses regular gasoline.
The V-6 now is mated to a six-speed auto-
matic, rather than a five-speed, and it worked
with smooth precision in the tester. A driver
can shift gears without a clutch pedal for more
spirited driving.
The new Accord sedan has graceful lines,
but doesn’t follow Hyundai’s Sonata and
Ford’s Fusion coupe-like roofline.
As a result, seats can be fitted more upright,
allowing the 2013 Accord’s rear-seat legroom
of 38.5 inches vs. the Sonata’s 34.6 inches.
Headroom in front and rear is about on par,
and the Accord’s trunk space of 15.8 cubic
feet is up from last year’s 14.7 cubic feet but
less than the 16.4 in the Sonata.
The new, front-wheel drive Accord is qui-
eter than the old model, and in the Touring
model, rode smoothly and handled curvy
mountain roads with poise. Steering is a bit on
the light side.
Honda devotees will appreciate the low
cowl which, with slimmer-than-some-com-
petitors’ metal pillars at the sides of the wind-
shield, gives an airier feel to the front seats.
The middle of the dashboard in the Touring
model commanded attention because it had
not one, but two, large display screens. The
top one handled navigation items.
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like an automatic are increased just $200 from the 2012 Accord starting prices.
By Michele KayalI
Year after year, the glossy food magazines
scream that you have to tart up your turkey
and pimp out your pumpkin pie. But the truth
is, when it comes to Thanksgiving, most of
us don’t want exciting, new-fangled dishes.
We want classic, comforting food, the stuff
of Norman Rockwell.
“All that malarkey gets in the way of mak-
ing a good Thanksgiving,” says Sam Sifton,
author of “Thanksgiving: How to Cook it
Well” (Random House, 2012). “Just make a
good bird. How about we start with excel-
lence on the basics and move beyond there?
You can probably improve on a classic
Thanksgiving, but why?”
Thanksgiving exists as much in our minds
as our stomachs, say cookbook authors and
food experts, and it’s not the day to mess
with people’s expectations. Remember the
year you departed from family tradition by
putting walnuts in the stuffing? Or the time
you skipped Grandma’s Jell-O mold? Didn’t
go so well, did it?
But traditional doesn’t have to mean bor-
ing. As with any good meal, experts say start
with excellent ingredients and treat them
well. Vary flavors, textures and colors. And
perhaps most important, know your limits.
“I suggest to people that they need to be
honest with themselves about what they can
really accomplish,” says Jack Bishop, edito-
rial director of America’s Test Kitchen, pub-
lisher of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. “You
can have this fantasy, but if the reality does
not line up, then you’ve just created a night-
mare moment rather than a comforting
If you’ve only got a day to shop and pre-
pare, Bishop offers, don’t make pies. Buy
them, or have a guest bring them. If you’ve
got one oven, do your mashed sweet potatoes
in the slow cooker, and maybe grill or deep
fry the turkey to free up the oven for other
Thanksgiving is about tradition
By J.M. Hirsch
If you start roasting a 14-pound turkey at
375 F at 7 a.m. and need to feed 15 people —
including three vegetarians, a vegan and two
gluten intolerants — by 1 p.m., how many
pounds of cranberries do you need if the
stuffing is baked outside the bird and the
pumpkin pie is cut into 11.75 equal wedges?
Or am I the only cook who suffers flash-
backs to grade school word problems every
time I try to calculate the many mathematical
angles of assembling Thanksgiving dinner?
Fear not. I took one for the turkey team and
did the math for you, sorting out all the num-
bers you need, from how many people differ-
ent size turkeys feed to how many pounds of
carrots and cans of cranberry sauce you’ll
want for making sure your crowd leaves the
table stuffed.
And because this is Thanksgiving, all serv-
ing estimates are generous to allow for plen-
ty of seconds and leftovers.
For turkeys less than 16 pounds, estimate 1
pound per serving (this accounts for bone
weight). For larger birds, a bit less is fine;
they have a higher meat-to-bone ratio. But if
your goal is to have very ample leftovers, aim
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Classic stuffing combination
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When it comes to Thanksgiving stuffing, it’s
hard to get a more classic flavor combination
than sausage and pecans. The result is a salty,
nutty, sweet, crunchy and tender combination
of flavors and textures. For simplicity, we bake
our stuffing in a side dish, but you could use it
to stuff the bird, too. Just be sure to adjust your
cooking time and make sure the interior tem-
perature reaches a safe 165 F.
Start to finish: 1 hour
Servings: 8
12 ounces loose Italian
sausage meat (hot or sweet)
1 large yellow onion,
2 carrots, finely diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
12-ounce bag seasoned stuffing cubes
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey
Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat a large casserole
dish or 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking
In a large skillet medium-high heat, saute the
sausage meat, breaking it up as it cooks and
browns, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the onion,
carrots, celery, salt and black pepper. Cook for
another 6 to 8 minutes, or until the onions are
soft and translucent.
In a large bowl, combine the sausage mixture
with the pecans and stuffing cubes. In a medi-
um bowl, beat the eggs until foamy, then whisk
in the broth. Pour the egg and broth mixture
over the stuffing mixture and gently stir to thor-
oughly mix. Spoon into the prepared casserole
dish or baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, or
until browned and cooked through.
Nutrition information per serving: 340 calo-
ries; 130 calories from fat (38 percent of total
calories); 14 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans
fats); 60 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrate; 4 g
fiber; 5 g sugar; 16 g protein; 870 mg sodium.
Thanksgiving brief
Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Michele Kayal
Perhaps more than any other holi-
day, Thanksgiving is associated with
big family gatherings. But that does-
n’t mean you need a house full of in-
laws, uncles and cousins to celebrate
in a meaningful way.
Newlyweds, empty nesters, young
adults on their own, even a couple of
friends can have their turkey and eat
it, too, creating a day that resonates
with their new phase of life and
leaves behind the muss, fuss and has-
sle of the ginormous family blow out.
“It really is a time for celebrating,”
says Martin Novell, a Los Angeles-
based marriage and family therapist.
“It’s a time for giving thanks for the
dreams that have been achieved, rec-
ognizing the disappointments and
refocusing on the future by creating
new adventures.” And none of that
requires a crowd.
Here are a few expert tips for creat-
ing a festive and memorable holiday
for two:
When it comes to cooking, take it
down a notch. But don’t skimp on
taste or tradition. Roast a turkey
breast instead of the whole bird, says
Betty Crocker Kitchens cookbook
editor Grace Wells, or even Rock
Cornish game hens for a more elegant
presentation. Buy what you can —
rolls, mashed potatoes, stuffing — at
a gourmet shop or supermarket. And
above all, don’t make a mess. “Why
would you use three pans to make
turkey and gravy?” says Julia Collin
Davison, executive food editor of
America’s Test Kitchen books. “If
you can do it in one, why not?”
Remember there are only two of
you. Which doesn’t mean you have to
cut out the side dishes you love, says
Davison. It just means you have to
make them in smaller portions, even
if you have to buy the casserole dish-
es to do it. Buy your vegetables in
small amounts too, not in bulk bags.
And perhaps most important,
Davison says, prepare only what
you’re really going to eat. “It’s one
thing to use up a leftover dish, like
mashed butternut squash. But you
have more options if you don’t cook
the whole vegetable to begin with,”
Julia says. “Two people don’t really
need a whole pureed butternut
Pomegranate molasses on the
turkey? Coconut milk in the gravy?
Go for it. It’s just the two of you, so
who’s going to complain? “You’re
not cooking for a crowd, so you can
take some chances,” Davison says.
“You can push the limits a little bit.”
Ditto for the leftovers. “I always
love the leftover Thanksgiving meal
the next day, the plate you shove in
the microwave,” she says. “But that’s
good for one day.”
Branch out with your leftovers and
make turkey curry, turkey soba noo-
dle salad or a turkey gratin, a creamy
stew topped with big hunks of your
leftover baguette.
Go full force on the holiday trap-
pings, says Betty Crocker’s Wells.
Pull out the beautiful tablecloth and
matching napkins, the china and the
crystal. “If you’re newlyweds or baby
boomers or somewhere in between,
you probably have nice dishes,” she
says. Create a centerpiece with can-
dles and gourds, or buy a beautiful
flower arrangement. Maybe even
have a favor at each of your place set-
tings — a favorite treat, a small book
or gift of some kind.
You’re not busy pleasing 15 rela-
tives, so use that extra time for
leisure, not for cooking or washing
dishes. Go for a walk, take a hike, lis-
ten to some favorite music or go to a
movie. Because you’re not prepping a
dozen side dishes and three or four
pies, you can even use the days lead-
ing up to the holiday for exciting
activities. “One of the things a good
marriage does is they spend a lot of
together time,” says Novell, who rec-
ommends, for instance, using the
days before Thanksgiving to search
for a great new wine to have with the
meal. “So Thanksgiving isn’t only the
holiday that’s on Nov. 22, but it’s a
holiday that starts way before that.”
A well-executed dinner for two can
require as much planning as a feast
for a crowd. Our intimate take on the
traditional Thanksgiving — to feed
two instead of a large family — is
constructed so the entire meal is
assembled and cooked together in
one pan.
We make the stuffing from dinner
rolls; use the same variety you buy to
serve with the meal. We season the
roasted vegetables and stuffing with a
sage compound butter that also can
be served at the table. The turkey ten-
derloin, though not as impressive as a
full bird, gets a flavorful quick brine
and a Parmesan crust. Best of all, you
won’t have a mountain of dishes to
clean up.
So why does our dinner for two
make four servings? Because it
wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without
Start to finish: 1 1/2 (45 minutes
Servings: 4
For the sage compound butter:
2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter,
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
For the turkey:
1 1/2 pounds turkey tenderloin
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
For the stuffing:
4 dinner rolls, diced
1 small carrot, grated
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans,
1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
Salt and ground black pepper
For the roasted vegetables:
2 medium Yukon gold potatoes,
1 cup diced butternut squash
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
1 cup Brussels sprouts, halved
Salt and ground black pepper
For the gravy:
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft-
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Salt and ground black pepper
First, prepare the butter. In a small
bowl, stir together the sage, butter
and lemon zest. Set aside.
Thanksgiving menu
minus the big crowd
A well-executed dinner for two can require as much planning as a feast for
a crowd.
See DINNER, Page 24
By Alison Ladman
The turkey may be the center-
piece, but a classic Thanksgiving
dinner simply isn’t complete with-
out a bevy of traditional sides. To
accompany our cider-brined bird,
we went with a gently sweet cran-
berry sauce cooked with peaches for
a delicate texture and fruitiness to
balance the tart berries. For the
mashed potatoes, we kept it basic —
sour cream, butter and chives — but
And because you can never have
enough carbs at Thanksgiving
(Stuffing! Mashed potatoes! Rolls!
Cranberry sauce!), we added a sec-
ond variety of potatoes — herb-
crusted sweet potatoes.
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
10-ounce bag frozen peaches,
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch salt
In a medium saucepan over medi-
um heat, combine all ingredients.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the
cranberries pop and the mixture has
reduced to a thick sauce, about 10
minutes. Allow to cool.
Start to finish: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
4 pounds red potatoes
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter,
room temperature
1 cup sour cream
Salt and ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
Peel half of the potatoes. Place of
the potatoes in a large pot, then add
enough water to cover them by 1
inch. Cover the pan and set over
medium-high. Bring the water to a
simmer and cook until tender, about
20 to 25 minutes. Thoroughly drain
the potatoes, then return them to the
Set the pot over low heat and cook
for 1 to 2 minutes, shaking or stir-
ring the potatoes to dry them. Using
a masher, roughly mash the pota-
toes, then stir in the butter and sour
cream. Season with salt and pepper,
then stir in the chives.
Start to finish: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Salt and ground black pepper
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rose-
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat a
large casserole dish or a 9-by-13-
inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Place the potatoes in a large
saucepan and add enough water to
cover by 1 inch. Add 2 teaspoons of
salt and bring to a boil. Cook until
firm-tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain
the potatoes, then spread them in an
even layer in the prepared casserole
dish or baking pan.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 tea-
spoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pep-
per, the panko, thyme, rosemary and
sage. Sprinkle over the sweet pota-
toes. Drizzle the melted butter over
the crumbs and bake for 30 minutes,
or until golden brown and tender.
Great turkey sides
Make a gently sweet cranberry sauce cooked with peaches for a delicate
texture and fruitiness to balance the tart berries.
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for 1 1/2 pounds per person no matter
how big the turkey is.
• For 8 people, buy a 12-pound turkey
• For 10 people, buy a 15-pound turkey
• For 12 people, buy an 18-pound
• For 14 people, buy a 20-pound turkey
The safest way to thaw a frozen turkey
is in the refrigerator. You’ll need about 24
hours per 4 to 5 pounds of turkey. For
speedier thawing, put the turkey in a sink
of cold water. Change the water every 30
minutes, and plan for about 30 minutes
per pound.
A good brine uses kosher salt and sugar
in a 1-to-1 ratio, and usually no more than
1 cup of each. Feel free to add any other
seasonings. Brines typically are made by
heating the salt, sugar and seasonings
with a bit of water until dissolved. This
mixture then is diluted with additional
cold water (volume will vary depending
on the size of your bird). Be certain the
brine is completely cooled before adding
the turkey.
Turkeys should be brined for at least 8
to 10 hours, but can go as long as 72
hours. A good rule of thumb is, the longer
the brine, the weaker the brine. So for a
10-hour soak, use 1 cup each of salt and
sugar. For a longer one, consider backing
down to 3/4 cup each.
Always keep the bird refrigerated dur-
ing brining. If the turkey is too big, an ice-
filled cooler stored outside works, too.
Roasting temperatures vary widely by
recipe. Some go at a slow and steady 325
F. Others crank the heat to 400 F or 425 F
for the first hour, then drop it down for
the rest of the time.
However you roast, use
an instant ther-
mometer inserted
at the innermost
part of the thigh
(without touch-
ing bone) to
determine when
your turkey is
done. The
m e a t
needs to hit
165 F for safe
e a t i n g ,
t h o u g h
some people say thigh meat
tastes better at 170 F.
If the outside of the bird gets too dark
before the center reaches the proper tem-
perature, cover it with foil.
The following roasting time estimates
are based on a stuffed turkey cooked at
325 F. Reduce cooking time by 20 to 40
minutes for turkeys that are not stuffed
(estimate total roasting times at 15 min-
utes per pound for unstuffed birds). And
remember, a crowded oven cooks more
slowly, so plan ahead if your bird needs to
share the space.
• 12-pound turkey: 3 to 4 hours at 325 F
• 15-pound turkey: 4 to 4 1/2 hours at
325 F
• 18-pound turkey: 4 1/2 to 5 hours at
325 F
• 20-pound turkey: 5 to 6 hours at 325 F
Basting the bird with its juices helps
crisp the skin and flavor the meat. Do it
every 30 minutes, but no more.
Opening the oven door too fre-
quently lets heat escape and
can significantly slow the
The turkey never
should go directly
from the oven to the
table. Like most
meat, it needs to rest
before serving for the
juices to redistribute.
Cover the turkey with
foil and a few bath towels
layered over that (to keep it
warm), then let it rest for 20 to
30 minutes.
• Carrots: a 1-pound bag makes 4 to 5
• Cranberry sauce: a 12-ounce package
of fresh cranberries makes about 2 1/4
cups of sauce; a 16-ounce can has 6 serv-
• Gravy: plan for 1/3 cup of gravy per
• Green beans: 1 1/2 pounds of beans
makes 6 to 8 servings
• Mashed potatoes: a 5-pound bag of
potatoes makes 10 to 12 servings
• Stuffing: a 14-ounce bag of stuffing
makes about 11 servings
For food safety reasons, leftovers
should be cleared from the table and
refrigerated within two hours of being
served. Once refrigerated, they should be
consumed within three to four days.
Leftovers can be frozen for three to four
months. Though safe to consume after
four months, they will start to taste off.
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things. Do as much as you can — the
soup, the cranberry sauce — before-
Use your time — and your money —
wisely by investing in the best possible
ingredients. If you buy a pie, buy a good
pie. If you make one, use European but-
ter and the crispest apples you can find.
Make your cornbread stuffing with real
eggs and butter and get the andouille
from the local specialty shop. And
remember that the absolute last place to
cut back is the turkey.
“The turkey has to be the star of the
show,” says Rick Rodgers, author of
“Thanksgiving 101” (William Morrow,
2007) and most recently the editor of
“The Essential James Beard Cookbook”
(St. Martin’s Press, 2012). “That means
choose it carefully. That means a fresh
turkey. I never use a frozen turkey. The
cost of a fresh turkey has come way
down. Once a year you’re going to roast
a turkey. Would it kill you to buy a nice
And remember that little things —
things that take no time at all — can
make the meal exciting and special.
“Fresh out of the oven rolls. Really
good local butter. A wine that you
would never serve unless it’s a holi-
day,” Rodgers says. “Homemade cran-
berry sauce. I repeat, homemade. It’s
so easy to make and it’s delicious. One
day out of the year, why open a can
when it takes you 5 minutes to make
it? It’s just little things like that that
make it a special meal.”
Plan the menu well, anticipating how
all the dishes go together so that the
meal doesn’t run together into one bland
sensation. “You don’t want to make
three potato dishes,” Bishop says. “You
need to think about how the flavors and
colors and textures are going to work on
the plate. You don’t want four starchy,
creamy, buttery things, as delicious as
that sounds.”
But don’t skip the starchy, creamy,
buttery things, they all agree.
Thanksgiving is a day of indulgence, a
national day of dietary absolution. So
use real cream and real butter. Forget
about Uncle Morty’s high blood pres-
sure and salt the food until it tastes good.
Use real sugar in the desserts.
“It’s Thanksgiving,” Sifton says. “You
can have a salad tomorrow.”
Continued from page 21
Second, brine the turkey while preparing the rest of the dinner.
In a large zip-close plastic bag, combine the turkey tenderloin,
soy sauce, maple syrup, cider and black pepper. Refrigerate for 1
hour (or up to overnight).
Heat the oven to 400 F.
Next, make the stuffing. In a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, spread
the diced dinner rolls in an even layer. Place in the oven to toast
for 10 minutes.
Transfer the toasted diced dinner rolls to a medium bowl and
toss with 1 tablespoon of the reserved sage butter so that it melts
into the hot bread. Toss in the grated carrot, cranberries, pecans
and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Coat the 9-by-13-inch
pan with cooking spray, then spoon the stuffing into one half of
the pan, arranging it in an even layer.
In the bowl that you made the stuffing, prepare the vegetables.
Toss together the diced potatoes, squash, red onion and Brussels
sprouts. Add 1 tablespoon more of the reserved sage butter and
sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss together, then spoon the veg-
etables into the other half of the prepared pan.
To finish preparing the turkey, in a shallow dish, such as a pie
plate, stir together the panko and the Parmesan. Remove the
turkey from the brine, discarding the brine. Dredge the turkey
through the panko-Parmesan mixture, pressing it into the the
meat. Place the turkey over the stuffing. Roast for 1 hour, or until
the vegetables are browned and tender and the turkey reaches
160 F.
During the final 15 minutes of roasting, prepare the gravy. In a
small saucepan over medium-high, heat the broth until boiling.
In a small bowl, mix the butter and flour to form a paste. Whisk
the butter mixture into the boiling broth, then reduce heat to
maintain a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, or until thickened.
Whisk in the balsamic vinegar and poultry seasoning, then sea-
son with salt and pepper.
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By Erik Oeverndiek
As the days get shorter and the
final yellow leaves cling to their
branches, autumn can also be seen in
the world of craft beer. Most notable
for capturing fall’s flavors are pump-
kin ales, the popularity of which has
grown exponentially in recent years.
When I think of pumpkin ale, the
first beer that comes to mind is
Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale (7 per-
cent abv). This beer captures the
essence of what you should expect.
The taste of pumpkin comes through
clearly and it is offset by all the sea-
sonal flavors you would expect: nut-
meg, allspice, ginger and clove. It
achieves this without becoming too
sweet and overly cloying.
What makes this better is that it
doesn’t break the bank. Although it
comes in a four-pack, Punkin is rea-
sonable enough for the quality of the
On the flip side, one bottle of Jolly
Pumpkin Artisan Ales’ La Parcela
Pumpkin Ale No. 1 (6 percent abv)
costs more than two six-packs of
Punkin and leaves you more than a
little disappointed. Although many
beers from Jolly Pumpkin display
gourds on their label, only La
Parcela actually contains pumpkin.
While the beer has a crisp green
apple taste, those looking for pump-
kin should save their money and
look elsewhere. Buffalo Bill’s
Pumpkin Ale (5.2 percent abv) is not
bad for your money and for many it
is the bellwether for the seasonal
treat despite the fact it is produced
year round.
The Hayward brewer’s iconic
black case, adorned with orange
typography and pumpkins, lacks the
punch it deserves. You can taste the
pumpkin and some spice but it is
muted and not as intense as it should
Bringing the pumpkin flavor more
to the forefront is Sam Adams’
Harvest Pumpkin Ale (5.7 percent
abv). This beer also has a clove/cin-
namon spice that pushes this toward
a pie flavor and carries the beer.
By contrast, Shipyard Brewing
Company’s Pumpkinhead Ale (5.1
percent abv) tastes, at best, of raw
pumpkin with little spice.
Pumpkinhead is one to avoid unless
you want an affordable sixer with
upside-down labels.
Pumpkinhead was also a huge let-
down seeing as Shipyard also brews
one of my favorite seasonal beers:
Smashed Pumpkin (9 percent abv).
Smashed Pumpkin has the best of
everything already mentioned but
hits with a healthy handful of hop.
The citrus flavor from a variety of
hop brings the fruit sweetness out
and adds a dimension to the style
that sets it apart.
This year, Uinta’s Crooked Line
series put out Oak Jacked Imperial
Pumpkin Ale (10.31 percent abv).
Aging the ale in oak barrels makes
this one unique: The wood imparts a
vanilla flavor that complements the
ale’s pumpkin pie flavors. With a
slightly higher alcohol content, the
result is a boozy pumpkin pie, how-
ever, all you get in the aftertaste is
Moving farther away from a tradi-
tional pumpkin ale is Midnight
Sun’s Treat (7.8 percent abv). This
porter is made with pumpkin, cocoa
nibs, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.
A roasted coffee/chocolate flavor
dominates but as it warms, however,
a lingering pumpkin pie flavor
comes through on the back of your
tongue. Really more of a decadent
dark beer, those seeking out pump-
kin shouldn’t miss this one.
For a completely different experi-
ence, try a cider. Ace Hard Pumpkin
Cider (5 percent abv) complements
pumpkin in a sweet way. Made with
apples, pumpkin and allspice, you
get the pumpkin/pie taste with the
sweetness of a cider. While it may be
more of a hard pumpkin soda, don’t
discount this beverage.
Have a favorite brew or want to talk
beer? Contact Erik at erik@smdailyjour-
A new tradition in pumpkin ale
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large pears, cored and sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced dried apricots
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pep-
Pinch of ground allspice
1/4 cup olive oil
10-ounce container baby arugula
4 ounces soft goat cheese, crum-
In a large skillet over medium-high
heat, combine the butter and cin-
namon. When the butter has
melted, add the pears and saute
until they are softened, about 5
minutes. Add the cranberries and
apricots, then cook for another
minute. Set aside off the heat.
In a blender, combine the pome-
granate juice, red wine vinegar,
sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper,
allspice and olive oil. Blend until
well combined.
In a large bowl, arrange the
arugula. Top the greens with the
sauteed pear mixture, then the
crumbled goat cheese. Serve the
vinaigrette on the side.
To stand out in a Thanksgiving spread,a salad must be bold and flavorful.
Yet it should not compete with the other flavors on the table
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A classic Thanksgiving dinner is only com-
plete with the classic finish — an aromatic
pumpkin pie rich with cinnamon, ginger and
nutmeg, and topped with pillowy soft mounds
of whipped cream. To sweeten both the pie
and the cream, we turned to maple syrup,
which complements the other ingredients
with a rich, but still subtle sweetness.
Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
For the pie:
9-inch prepared deep-dish pie crust in a pan
15-ounce can pumpkin puree
1 cup grade B maple syrup
1 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dried ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch salt
For the whipped cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
Heat the oven to 350 F. Place the pie crust
on a baking sheet.
To make the pie filling, in a medium bowl,
whisk together the pumpkin puree, maple
syrup, heavy cream, eggs, cinnamon, ginger,
nutmeg and salt. Pour into the prepared pie
crust. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the
center is just barely set. Set on a rack to cool
When ready to serve, make the whipped
cream. In a medium bowl, whisk together the
heavy cream, cinnamon and maple sugar until
the cream forms soft peaks. Serve alongside
the pie.
Nutrition information per serving: 530 calo-
ries; 310 calories from fat (58 percent of total
calories); 35 g fat (16 g saturated; 0.5 g trans
fats); 170 mg cholesterol; 50 g carbohydrate;
3 g fiber; 28 g sugar; 6 g protein; 220 mg sodi-
Classic meal needs a classic finish — pumpkin pie
Sweeten both the pie and the cream with maple syrup.
Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Aida Opera Candies Reopening. 10
a.m. Aida Opera Candies, 1375
Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Free
admission. For more information visit
Senior Showcase Information Fair.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Foster City Recreation
Center, 650 Shell Blvd. (at Hillsdale
Boulevard), Foster City. Learn about
senior services from more than 40
exhibitors at this free community
event. Free blood pressure check, free
document shredding. Ask
pharmacists your questions about
medications. Free goody bags for the
first 250 guests. Sponsored by the
Daily Journal and the Health Plan of
San Mateo. Everyone welcome. Free
admission. For more information call
J. Stephen Morrison Lectures on
Global Health Policy and HIV/AIDS
Authority. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Skyline
College, Building 6, Room 6202, 3300
College Drive, San Bruno. Free. For
more information call 738-4346.
Open House/Adoption Event. Noon
to 7 p.m. Nine Lives Foundation, 3015
Rolison Road, Redwood City. The Nine
Lives Foundation is a nonprofit, no
kill cat shelter in Redwood City. Free
admission. For more information visit
Invest Yourself with Guest Speaker
Bella Schneider. Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Il Fornaio, 327 Lorton Ave.,
Burlingame. For more information
The Progressive International
Motorcycle Show. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
San Mateo County Event Center, 2495
South Delaware St., San Mateo. $15
for adults. $6 for children ages 6 to
11. To purchase tickets or for more
information visit
Santa’s arrival at Serramonte
Center. 5:30 p.m. Serramonte Center,
Harvest Food Court, Serramonte and
Gellert Boulevard, off Interstate 280,
Daly City. Free. For more information
Hillsdale Shopping Center Presents
a LiveBroadwayPerformance from
Disney’s The Lion King. 5:30 p.m.
Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st
Ave., San Mateo. Free. For more
information call 345-8222.
Burlingame High School Presents:
‘Wyrd Sisters.’ 7 p.m. Burlingame
High School Theater, 1 Mangini Way,
Burlingame. $12 for general
admission and $10 for students,
seniors and children. For more
information or to reserve tickets call
Pied Piper Players presents ‘The
Wizard of Oz.’ 7 p.m. Bayside
Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe
Ave., San Mateo. $16 for adults, $11
for children and seniors. For more
information visit
San Carlos Children’s Theater
Presents ‘The Dracula Kidds.’ 7 p.m.
Mustang Hall, Central Middle School,
828 Chestnut St., San Carlos. $12 in
advance and $14 at the door. This
mystery-farce follows students on
their spring vacation in the gloomy
old mansion on Blood Pudding Lane,
which is haunted by a werewolf ’s
curse. For more information and to
order tickets visit
Preview Night: HowTo Succeed In
Business Without Really Trying. 7
p.m. Aragon High School Theater, 900
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
The show is rated PG. $15 for adults
and $10 for students and seniors
online. $17 for adults and $10 for
students and seniors at the door. For
more information visit
Salsa, Milonga. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster
City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City. 7 p.m. to
8 p.m. For Beginners Only Salsa 2
Class. $20 at 8 p.m. for Argentine
Tango Lesson and Milonga with live
music. $18 at 9 p.m. for Milonga with
live music. For more information visit
Peninsula Youth Theatre: Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast Jr. 7:30 p.m.
500 Castro St., Mountain View. For
more information and to order tickets
call 903-6000.
New Millennium Chamber
Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m. Trinity
Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda
de las Pulgas, San Carlos. The
Orchestra will premier two new
pieces of music, Brothers and Tommy.
Suggested donation at the door, $10.
Students, free. For more information
Holiday Concert. 8 p.m. Memorial
Church, Stanford University, 450 Serra
Mall, Stanford. $20 general admission.
For more information call 941-5291
or visit
Dragon Productions Presents:
‘March’. 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 535
Alma St., Palo Alto. $25 general, $20
seniors, $16 student. To purchase
tickets visit For
more information call 493-2006.
Bad@ss Bassoonists and
Beethoven’s Seventh. 8 p.m. to 10
p.m. Cañada College, Main Theatre,
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.
Tickets range from $20 to $25. $10 for
students. Free for children. For more
information visit
KQED’s Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Cat in the
Hat’ character meet and greet. 8:30
a.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60
31st Ave., San Mateo. There will be a
meet and greet, photos and more.
Free. For more information visit
Thanksgiving Fun Run. 9 a.m.,
Genentech, 1 DNA Way, South San
Francisco. Runners, walkers, families
and kids are invited to participate in
the 39th Annual Thanksgiving Fun
Run along the beautiful Bay trail. Rain
or shine. $20, youth 13-17 $5, 12 and
under are free. To register and for
more information call 829-3800.
The Progressive International
Motorcycle Show. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
San Mateo County Event Center, 2495
S. Delaware St., San Mateo. $15 for
adults. $6 for children ages 6 to 11. To
purchase tickets or for more
information visit
Education Update with
Assemblyman Rich Gordon and
Senator Joe Simitian. 10 a.m. to
noon. Palo Alto Unified School
District, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto.
All are welcome to this legislative
Q&A to discuss the current and future
state of K-12 education in California.
Free. For more information call 691-
St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,
178 Clinton St. Redwood City. A yearly
fundraiser that will provide assistance
to community organizations. There
will be crafts, jewelry, bake sale and
a luncheon served at 11:30 a.m. or
12:45 p.m. Free. $15 for the luncheon.
For more information call 367-0777.
Holiday Craft Faire. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twin Pines Senior and Community
Center. Twin Pines Lodge, Twin Pines
Cottage, Twin Pines Lane, Belmont.
Look for holiday gifts and
decorations. Refreshments and
entertainment. Free admission. For
more information call 595-7441.
Royal Treasure from the Louvre:
Docent Lecture. Belmont Library,
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
The docent lecture will review ‘Royal
Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV
to Marie Antionette’ on exhibit at the
Legion of Honor. Free. For more
information email
Bottle Your Own Wine. Noon to 4
p.m. La Honda Winery, 2645 Fair Oaks
Ave., Redwood City. Entry and tasting
is free. $5 for those who bring their
own bottles. $6 for those using La
Honda Winery’s bottles. For more
information visit
Open House/Adoption Event. Noon
to 6 p.m. Nine Lives Foundation, 3015
Rolison Road, Redwood City. The Nine
Lives Foundation is a nonprofit, no
kill cat shelter in Redwood City. Coffee
and desserts provided. Free
admission. For more information visit
The Society of Western Artists
Watercolor Demonstration by Kay
Carrie. 1 p.m. SWA Headquarters
Gallery, 2625 Broadway, Redwood
City. Free. For more information call
Peninsula Youth Theatre: Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast Jr. Two shows
at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 500 Castro St.,
Mountain View. For more information
and to order tickets call 903-6000.
Pied Piper Players presents ‘The
Wizard of Oz.’ 2 p.m. Bayside
Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe
Ave., San Mateo. $16 for adults, $11
for children and seniors. For more
information visit
Marty Brounstein, Author of ‘Two
Among the Righteous Few: A Story
of Courage in the Holocaust.’ 2:30
p.m. St. Matthias Catholic Community
Church, 1685 Cordilleras Road,
Redwood City. Marty Brounstein will
discuss his book. Free. For more
information call 366-9544.
Family Concert: VNote Ensemble.
3 p.m. San Mateo Main Library, 55 W.
Third Ave., San Mateo. The Ensemble
will perform Latin and folk rhythms
mixed with North American jazz,
traditional Venezuelan songs and
original musical ideas. Free
admission. For more information call
Blue Blanket Improve Troupe
Auditions. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Half Moon
Bay. Blue Blanket has monthly
performances and is looking for new
players. Teens and older. Previous
experience preferred but not
required.To sign up for an audition or
to request location information email
For more events visit, click Calendar.
When Measure B passed, common
wisdom echoed Wagstaffe’s thought that
the pending change made the lawsuit
unnecessary because there would be
nothing left for the legal system to recti-
Not so, said Robert Rubin, lead attor-
ney for the plaintiffs and director of the
California Voting Rights Institute of the
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
“The more important point of the law-
suit is that it seeks to cure the discrimi-
natory effect of the system. We don’t
know if that has been achieved because
the county can easily dilute the votes of
Asian and Latino voters through gerry-
mandered district lines,” Rubin said.
According to Rubin, the county can’t
simply use the residency lines used to
establish that a supervisor lives in a spe-
cific jurisdiction. The lines may very
well end up the same or close to it, he
said, but they must first be legally estab-
lished as the district election boundaries.
The suit, filed on behalf of residents,
Ray Satorre, Bradley Roxas, Joseph
Otayde, Mario Panoringan, Violeta
Ortega and Johanna Sandoval, contend-
ed that although Latinos and Asians
make up approximately 25 percent of the
county’s population, only one Latino has
held a seat since 1995 and no Asians.
Rubin also points out that while
Measure B was the will of the majority,
it did not share the same support among
the county’s leadership.
“We should be clear it was the lawsuit
that prompted this change. The supervi-
sors had turned this down several times
and only after the lawsuit was it submit-
ted. The idea was opposed to four out of
five supervisors so it is no question it
was against their will,” Rubin said.
San Mateo County voters twice
defeated measures to change its election
system, the only one of the 58 counties
to elect supervisors countywide rather
than by districts. A 2010 Charter Review
Committee including now-Supervisor
Dave Pine recommended the county put
the question to voters again but the
Board of Supervisors declined. The law-
suit was filed in April 2011 and, earlier
this year, board President Adrienne
Tissier suggested Measure B although
nobody would say concretely it was a
move to halt the lawsuit. Pine lobbied in
favor of the change while Supervisor
Carole Groom signed the opposition bal-
lot statement and the rest of the board
took no official stance prior to Nov. 6.
The lawsuit is currently scheduled for
trial in February. A judge in August pur-
posely delayed the previously set date
until after the election as not to possibly
influence voters.
Rubin said the two sides could stave
off a courtroom battle by settling with
the county submitting lines for consider-
ation by the plaintiffs. If that does not
happen, Rubin said they are prepared to
head into court with a very strong case.
Wagstaffe, who believes the county
would have prevailed in court if Measure
B had not been proposed and passed,
said heading to court is a waste of time
and money.
“It does seem to me an example of
people asking to litigate when in fact it is
not at all necessary,” Wagstaffe said.
“Hopefully, the county and the court will
find no reason to create work for itself.”
The county last drew district lines in
September 2011 as mandated after the
U.S. Census numbers were released. The
changes moved a piece of San Mateo
from District One to District Two and a
piece of Belmont from District Two to
District Three. The result left District
One with 139,933 people, District Two
with 147,731, District Three with
143,936, District Four with 143,443 and
District Five with 143,408.
The Board of Supervisor in closed ses-
sion Tuesday will discuss the pending
If the sides do end up in court, it
wouldn’t be a first for the group which is
known for its staunch support of the vot-
ing act. It has sued other governmental
agencies in the past and though the city
of Modesto challenged one lawsuit, it
ultimately failed, costing the city $3 mil-
lion in legal fees.
To date, San Mateo County has spent
$293,567 in outside legal fees defending
itself in the suit, said county spokesman
Marshall Wilson.
Continued from page 1
tinue to help California grow and thrive.”
Many Democrats are anticipating what
the party can do now that they no longer
need Republican votes.
Steinberg suggested changing the
state’s tax structure, restoring money to
social services and modifying the ballot
initiative process by requiring propo-
nents to work with legislators to fine-tune
their proposals and ensuring that initia-
tives expire after a certain number of
He also said Democrats could use their
two-thirds majorities to place a measure
on the ballot seeking to legalize same-sex
marriage by overturning Proposition 8 if
the U.S. Supreme Court eventually
upholds California’s constitutional ban.
Steinberg cited as an example of
potential over-reaching Democratic state
Sen. Ted Lieu’s support for an effort to
triple the state’s vehicle license fee.
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber,
said he does not trust Democrats to keep
themselves in check.
“I think some of these folks are genet-
ically incapable of fiscal prudence. The
spending will outgrow whatever surplus-
es we have,” said Nielsen, who has been
the Assembly Republicans’ point person
on the budget.
The legislative supermajority will let
Democrats unilaterally raise taxes, if
they choose, for the first time since
California voters passed Proposition 13
in 1978. The landmark initiative
increased the legislative vote threshold to
pass tax increases to two-thirds.
The central provision of Proposition
13, which rolled back property taxes and
strictly limited their annual increases,
also could come under review by
Democrats. Some Democrats say they
favor placing a measure on the ballot that
would ask voters if they want to raise the
limit on annual property tax increases for
corporations, while leaving the limit in
place for homeowners.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San
Francisco, said the supermajority
breathes new life into his proposal to
tweak Proposition 13 to prevent corpora-
tions from avoiding tax increases when
properties change hands.
The two-thirds majorities also give
Democrats the ability to override guber-
natorial vetoes, such as the one earlier
this year on an Ammiano bill that would
have provided overtime pay, meal breaks
and other labor protections to caregivers,
nannies and house cleaners.
Yet there have been no overrides since
1979, during Brown’s first tenure as gov-
ernor, and lawmakers risk undermining a
governor of their own party if they use it.
“It’s kind of like Christmas,” Ammiano
said of the supermajority. “The gifts
under the tree look really nice and you’re
happy. But when you open up the gifts,
you have to be pretty judicious.”
The Assembly will need to follow the
governor’s guidance and not go too far,
said Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles.
“We need to be very responsible with
the limited resources that the state has,
and we need to be thoughtful about mak-
ing decisions that create the opportuni-
ties to grow jobs and get people back to
work in the state,” Perez said Thursday in
a telephone interview.
There is no interest in raising taxes
beyond those just approved by voters, he
Voters passed Brown’s Proposition 30,
which increases the state sales tax for
four years and income taxes on those
making more than $250,000 a year for
seven years. Voters also approved a sepa-
rate initiative that will send $1 billion
more per year to the general fund by
closing a corporate tax loophole.
Perez also noted that Democrats will
lack their two-thirds majorities for much
of the next year as two incumbent sena-
tors leave for Congress and Assembly
members run for their vacant seats and
for the Los Angeles city council.
Continued from page 1
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Although you might be
the recipient of an interesting proposal, in order to
take advantage of it, you might have to disengage
yourself from a previous commitment.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Even though your
compassionate nature urges you to make a loan to
a friend who is a poor prospect, it would be better
for you to follow your less generous, more pragmatic
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Try not to get impa-
tient with some friends who are not living up to your
expectations. Things will get better eventually, so bite
the bullet and hang on until they do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You could fnd
yourself in a ticklish position where you’ll be eager
to reveal something that was told to you in strict
confdence. Others will respect you more if you keep
your trap shut.
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something that is a trife expensive and you have the
money to do it, that’s well and good. Just don’t bor-
row what you don’t have to bankroll your fun.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Although you’ll expect
others to live up to their words, you might not feel
the necessity for you to do the same. Life should be a
give-and-take situation, not a lopsided arrangement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It is more important
than usual to keep pace with your duties and re-
sponsibilities. If you should fall behind, you’ll quickly
discover how extremely diffcult it is to catch up.
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don’t count on will be the ones who are likely to step
forward and support you in your endeavors. Those
upon whom you usually rely might not lift a fnger.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It isn’t advisable for
you to seek advice from too many different people.
Unfortunately, all that might do is make it diffcult to
discern the good counsel from the bad.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you are hawking some-
thing that requires a sales pitch, it’s imperative that
you know when to call a halt to your presentation.
There’s a possibility that you could talk yourself out
of a deal.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don’t ignore your better
judgment and common sense when you are trying to
make a bargain. If you pay more for something than you
should, it’s apt to be your, not the salesperson’s, fault.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your fnancial aspects
are exceptionally good, making it a juicy time to
do something proftable, even if you unconsciously
strew your path with unnecessary obstacles.
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14 Square footage
15 Speed
17 Turkey server
19 Guides a raft
20 Kept secret
21 Pint-size
22 Chopped fne
25 Big Ben locale
28 Morse syllable
29 Kuwaiti leader
31 Pupil’s reward
33 Hitch in plans
35 Karachi language
37 Here, to Henri
38 Meager
40 Physicist Nikola --
42 Peace gesture
43 Hero El --
44 Ms. Barkin
47 Day to celebrate
51 Witch’s vessel
53 Shower liner
54 Ben- --
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56 Porten
57 Keats piece
58 Optimistic
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7 End a shutdown
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9 Poker stake
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11 Page of an atlas
16 Sorority members
18 Ebb or neap
21 Solemn promise
22 Tooth fxer’s deg.
23 Holm and Woosnam
24 Fellow
25 Trevi Fountain coins
26 Name in elevators
27 Salt, to a chemist
30 Ruminate
32 Estuary
34 Chair’s need
36 Mo. bill
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29 Friday • Nov. 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 eli-
gible. Papers are available for pickup in San Ma-
teo 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.
Experience working with individuals who have
Alzheimer’s or dementia strongly preferred.
We are currently offering a hiring bonus
for our Caregivers!
$250: $125 upon hire and $125 after 90 days.
Please apply in person at:
1301 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002
104 Training
The San Mateo Daily Journal Classi-
fieds will not be responsible for more
than one incorrect insertion, and its lia-
bility shall be limited to the price of one
insertion. No allowance will be made for
errors not materially affecting the value
of the ad. All error claims must be sub-
mitted within 30 days. For full advertis-
ing conditions, please ask for a Rate
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Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
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breakfast cook at the Pantry
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110 Employment
20 hours per week, $16 per
hour, perfect for a retired cou-
ple. Responsibility includes car-
ing for executive property duties
include housekeeping, schedul-
ing, oversight of contractors,
and supervising the upkeep of
the property. Must have excel-
lent communication skills, be
computer literate and have at-
tention for details. Background
check and references are re-
quired. Must live in the San Ma-
teo Burlingame area
To apply email your resume to
110 Employment
COMMUNITY. Full time, understand,
write & speak English. Experience re-
quired, $ + benefits. Apply at 201
Chadbourne Ave., Millbrae.
SONY COMPUTER Entertainment
America produces & markets Sony’s sig-
nature PlayStation® family of interactive
comp entertainment products in the U.S.,
Canada & Latin America. We have an
opening in our Foster City, CA office for
a Financial Analyst (Planning & Analysis)
to prep, maintain & oversee flows for re-
porting GAAP and IFRS. Pls mail resume
to 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., 2nd Fl,Foster
City, CA 94404, Attn: Katherine Brady.
No calls or emails.
110 Employment
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-
sarily required.
Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you ap-
ply, you should familiarize yourself
with our publication. Our Web site:
Send your information via e-mail to or by
regular mail to
800 S. Claremont St #210,
San Mateo CA 94402.
Growing R E Company seeks an experi-
enced, licensed Property Manager to
manage portfolio of properties. Base
monthly, commission, plus opportunioty
for commission sales. Call Rob Morley,
Nest Property, 650-483-5568
110 Employment
CA. Resp. for analyzing, developing
maintaining tools that support continu-
ous integration, automating the
build, test and deploy cycle in an agile
development environment.
Using knowledge of branching, merg-
ing, conflict resolution strategies,
Subversion, Shell scripting, Python,
Ant/ Maven, Hudson/Jenkins,
virtualization and provisioning
(VMWare), Linux/Unix administration,
Jira/Bugzilla, SQL db experience. BS
in Computer Science. Mail resumes
to Human Resources, Wize Com-
merce, Inc., 2955 Campus Drive, 3d
Fl, San
Mateo, CA 94403.
Cooks, Cashiers, Avanti Pizza. Menlo
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The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking
for ambitious interns who are eager to
jump into the business arena with both
feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs
of the newspaper and media industries.
This position will provide valuable
experience for your bright future.
Email resume
Resp. for applying stat. methods to
answer business and engineering
questions, conducting statistical
experiments, building predictive mod-
els and verifying the validity of
models in real business situations.
Utilizing knowledge of
statistical principles, SAS, SQL, and
PERL or equivalent scripting
language in UNIX, collect, model, and
predict numerical data; develop
SAS/SQL programs in UNIX; and de-
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120 Child Care Services
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Become a Foster Parent!
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203 Public Notices
12-0062474 Title Order No. 12-0111187
APN No. 033-333-150 YOU ARE IN DE-
DATED 10/28/2004. UNLESS YOU
is hereby given that RECONTRUST
COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed
trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust
executed by ANE U. HAUPEAKUI AND
10/28/2004 and recorded 11/5/2004, as
Instrument No. 2004-219393, in Book ,
Page , of Official Records in the office of
the County Recorder of San Mateo
County, State of California, will sell on
11/27/2012 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
property described above is purported to
SAN MATEO, CA, 944010000. The un-
dersigned Trustee disclaims any liability
for any incorrectness of the street ad-
dress and other common designation, if
any, shown herein.The total amount of
the unpaid balance with interest thereon
of the obligation secured by the property
to be sold plus reasonable estimated
costs, expenses and advances at the
time of the initial publication of the Notice
of Sale is $572,126.53. It is possible that
at the time of sale the opening bid may
be less than the total indebtedness due.
In addition to cash, the Trustee will ac-
cept cashier's checks drawn on a state or
national bank, a check drawn by a state
or federal credit union, or a check drawn
by a state or federal savings and loan as-
sociation, 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 12-0062474. 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 #
1006.168730 11/02, 11/09, 11/16/2012
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Dash Japanese Tapas and Sushi,
220 Main St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
C27 Kama Lounge, INC, CA. The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on N/A
/s/ Eric Deng/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/12/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/26/12, 11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Access Systems & Solutions, INC.,
DBA; Scaffold Inspection & Testing Co.
and US Scaffold, 1883A Beacon St.,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Access Systems & Solutions, INC. CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Katie DeBattista /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/17/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/26/12, 11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Victory Honda of San Bruno, 2)
Victory Toyota of San Bruno, 345 El Ca-
mino Real, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Cappo Management XXVI, INC. CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Michael Cappo /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/24/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/26/12, 11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Backroad Saddlery, 111 Back Road,
LA HONDA, CA 94020 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: James Mil-
brath, Star Route 2, #266, LA HONDA,
CA 94020. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 02/22/2007
/s/ James Milbrath /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/11/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/26/12, 11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Ariel Beauty Salon Barber & Nails,
CO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Maria Escobar,
5211 East ave. LIVERMORE, CA 94550.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Maria Escobar/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/25/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
10/26/12, 11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Wampumm, LLC, 541 Jefferson Ave,
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Wam-
pumm Holdings, LLC, CA. The business
is conducted by a Limited Liability Com-
pany. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Lawrence Ebringer/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/29/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Dream Tree Builder, 1319 S. Rail-
road Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Yong Hee Ahn, 405 Serrano Dr., 9H,
San Francisco, CA 94132. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Yong Hee Ahn /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/01/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 1), 2) HSB Fa-
vors, 777 Morrell Ave., Apt 106, BURLIN-
GAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Hatifa Wanidi Ju-
kaku, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Hatifa Wanidi Jukaku /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/30/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Raymees Limo Service, 310 Al-
len Dr., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is here-
by registered by the following owners:
Suheir K. Michael and Khaled M. Mi-
chael, same address. The business is
conducted by Husband and Wife. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Suheir K. Michael /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/23/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
The following person is doing business
as: BK 4075, 972 El Camino Real,
hereby registered by the following owner:
CH&P 4075, INC, CA The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Christopher Hsiung /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/23/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
The following person is doing business
as: DRG Health Care Solutions, 400
Oyster Point Blvd., Ste 440, SOUTH
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94080 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Dis-
charge Resource Group, CA The busi-
ness is conducted by a Corporation. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Marsha Hix /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/19/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Canavati & Son’s, 1520 Albemarle
Way. BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Eyad Canavati, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Eyad Canavati /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/02/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/02/12, 11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Colorful Events, 1126 Cherry Ave
#39 SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Gabri-
ela Reid, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Gary Button /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/07/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Wes Liquors & Convenience, 16
W. 25th Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Nancy Chiao-Castle, Kirsten M. Cas-
tle, and Scott S. Castle, 25 W. Avondale
Rd., Hillsbrough, CA 94010. The busi-
ness is conducted by a General Partner-
ship. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Nancy C. Castle /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/05/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Shradha Handicrafts, 82 E. 39th
Ave., #D, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Pashupati Lai Malakar, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on .
/s/ Pashupati Lai Malakar /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/05/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12).
The following person is doing business
as: M.D.R.N. Nursing Resources, 81
CA 94080 is hereby registered by the
following owner: Edith C. A. Dacoron,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 11/01/2012.
/s/ Edith C. A. Dacoron /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/07/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Cape Community Care, 34 Poinsetta
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Mu-
neebah De Bruynes, 3923 Wilshire Ave.,
San Mateo CA 94403. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Muneebah De Bruynes /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/06/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/09/12, 11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12).
The following person is doing business
as: V & V Construction & Electric, 2621
Prindle Rd., BELMONT, CA 94002 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Vladimir Vinarsuig same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Vladimir Vinarsuig /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/29/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Traditions, 2) Keeping Traditions
850 Santa Cruz Ave., MENLO PARK, CA
94025 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Keeping Traditions, INC., CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN
/s/ Roland Wentzel /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/09/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Simply Homemade, 420 Athenia
Way, PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Chris-
tina J. Savage, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Christina J. Savage /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/02/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Garvic & Associates, 520 S. El Cami-
no Real, Ste. 830, SAN MATEO, CA
94402 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: John D. Garvic, same ad-
dress. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ John D. Garvic /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/08/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following person is doing business
as: Open Heart Yoga, 827 Arguello St.,
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Long-
view Enterprises, LLC, CA. The business
is conducted by a Limited Liability Com-
pany. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Ma Butterfield /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/23/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: R&D Properties, 3640 Ralston
Ave., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owners:
David R. Holtzclaw and Roslyn J. Holtz-
claw, same address. The business is
conducted by Husband and Wife. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ David R. Holtzclaw /
/s/ Roslyn J. Holtzclaw /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/14/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
203 Public Notices
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Peopleologie, 3332 Brittan Ave
#18, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby
registered by the following owners: Linda
Janklow, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on10/26/2012.
/s/ Linda Janklow /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/06/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Berylline Consulting, 1437 El
Camino Real Apt. 8, BURLINGAME, CA
94010 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Jessica Kennedy, 17788 NW
Gilbert Ln., Portland, OR 97229. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on10/15/2012.
/s/ Jessica Kennedy /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/31/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Wonderful Foodology, 270
Broadway Ave., MILLBRAE, CA 94030
is hereby registered by the following
owners: ProChampion Investment, INC.,
CA. The business is conducted by a Cor-
poration. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Jungsong Xue /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/15/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: ICEC Afterschool, 475 El Cami-
no Real #201, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: International Cultural Exchange
Centre, CA. The business is conducted
by a Corporation. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Junsong Xue /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/15/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/16/12, 11/23/12, 11/30/12, 12/07/12).
Date of Filing Application: Oct. 24, 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are:
The applicant(s) listed above are apply-
ing to Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control to sell alcoholic beverages at:
1696 Laurel St.
Type of license applied for:
41-On-Sale-Beer And Wine-Eating
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
November 9, 16, 23 2012
210 Lost & Found
FOUND - Evan - I found your iPod, call
FOUND- LITTLE tan male chihuahua,
Found on Davit Street in Redwood
Shores Tuesday, August 28th. Please
call (650)533-9942
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
SSF, tan color, 12 lbs., scar on stomach
from being spade, $300. REWARD!
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
RING FOUND Tue. Oct 23 2012 in Mill-
brae call (650)464-9359
294 Baby Stuff
Excellent condition. Blue. SOLD!
NURSERY SET - 6 piece nursery set -
$25., (650)341-1861
295 Art
WALL ART, from Pier 1, indoor/outdoor,
$15. Very nice! (650)290-1960
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
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, side-by-
side, free, needs compressor, (650)726-
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
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK Roof mounted, holds up to
4 bikes, $65 (650)594-1494
298 Collectibles
1 BAG of Hot Wheels and Matchbox
Cars, from the 70s, Appx 40, SOLD!
15 HARDCOVERS WWII - new condi-
tion, $80.obo, (650)345-5502
Chinese Theatre, playgoer August pro-
gram, featuring Gloria Stuart, George
Sanders, Paul Muni, Louise Rainer, $20.,
San Mateo, (650)341-8342
1969 LIFE MAGAZINE - Special Issue,
“Off to the Moon”, featuring Armstrong,
Aldrin, and Collins, and a special article
by Charles Lindburgh, $25., San Mateo,
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
62 USED European Postage Stamps.
Many issued in the early 1900s. All dif-
ferent and detached from envelopes.
$5.00 SOLD!
67 OLD Used U.S. Postage Stamps.
Many issued before World War II. All
different. $4.00, (650)787-8600
STATUE - black & white whiskey, $75.
OBO, (650)589-8348
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BAY MEADOWS BAG - mint condition,
original package, $20., SOLD!
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $90. OBO, (650)754-
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
LIONEL TRAIN Wall Clock with working
train $45 (650)589-8348
MARK MCGUIRE hats, cards, beanie
babies, all for $98., (650)520-8558
World Cup, $10., (650)365-3987
ened 20 boxes of famous hockey stars in
action, sealed boxes, $5.00 per box,
great gift, (650)578-9208
1981, 18+ mushroom hut, 1 1/2 x 3 1/2”,
all $40., (650)518-0813
298 Collectibles
POSTER - New Kids On The Block
1980s, $12., call Maria, (650)873-8167
SPORTS CARDS - 3200 lots of stars
and rookies, $40. all, (650)365-3987
SPORTS CARDS - 50 Authentic Signa-
tures, SOLD!
a "Bill Orange" SU flag for Game Day
displays? $3., 650-375-8044
VINTAGE 1970S Grecian Made Size 6-7
Dresses $35 each, Royal Pink 1980s
Ruffled Dress size 7ish $30, 1880s Re-
production White Lace Gown $150 Size
6-7 Petite, (650)873-8167
BOX with Thermos, 1980s, $25., Call
Maria 650-873-8167
(20) 1980s $2 each, Call Maria 650-873-
YUGIOH CARD - 2,000, some rare, 1st
Edition, $60 all, SOLD!
299 Computers
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
2 MODEL ships in box $30
70’s, set inludes tanks, soldiers, vehicles,
landscape, $75.obo, (650)589-8348
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
1920 MAYTAG wringer washer - electric,
gray color, $100., (650)851-0878
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
ANTIQUE WASHING machine, some
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
BREADBOX, METAL with shelf and cut-
ting board, $30 (650)365-3987
J&J HOPKINSON 1890-1900's walnut
piano with daffodil inlay on the front. Ivo-
ries in great condition. Can be played as
is, but will benefit from a good tuning.
$600.00 includes stool. Email for photos
SANDWICH GRILL vintage Westing
house excellent condition, $30,
303 Electronics
each, (650)364-0902
32” TOSHIBA Flat screen TV like new,
bought 9/9/11 with box. SOLD!
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
304 Furniture
1940’S MAPLE dressing table with Mir-
ror & Stool. Needs loving and refinishing
to be beautiful again. Best Offer.
Burlingame (650)697-1160
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
2 SOLID wood Antique mirrors 511/2" tall
by 221/2" wide $50 for both
AFGAN PRAYER rug beautiful original
very ornate $100 (650)348-6428
31 Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Restraint at a
6 Magnum __
10 Telegraph “T”
13 Respond to
14 Receive with relish
16 Headline-making
NYSE event
17 What makes a cat
a cat?
19 Pro at balancing:
20 Second-smallest
21 To date
22 Elevated church
24 Greek vowel
25 Bearish directors?
28 State from which
the Utah Territory
was formed
30 Tarzan, for one
31 No longer in
32 Prefix with culture
33 Former word for
former days
34 Sea dog who’s
actually a wolf?
39 Calendar pg.
42 Texter’s “Zounds!”
43 Many a Johann
Strauss work
47 Muscle Shoals
50 Countless
52 Dogs who inspire
54 Marshal at
55 “__
Tracy Kidder
56 Nancy Drew’s
57 Econ. measure
58 San Francisco’s
__ Hill
59 Deliverers of
certain farm
64 Shakespeare title
65 French income
66 iComfort mattress
67 Shooting locale
68 1967 #1 hit
Stupid,” e.g.
69 Former “NOVA
host Neil
deGrasse __
1 Churchill’s “so
few”: Abbr.
2 Summer
3 In any event
4 Slave
5 Wilson of Heart
6 Least fresh
7 Story opener
8 Org. managed by
Scripps until 1982
9 Soccer mom’s
10 Work with a steno
11 Worn things
12 Accumulated to a
15 R&B singer
18 Lake __,
Australia’s lowest
23 Sever, with “off”
24 Announcer Hall
25 Language spoken
in New Delhi
26 Church section
27 Change, in a way
29 Unadon fillets
32 Taiwanese-born
35 Apple or pear
36 Mosque leader
37 PDA add-ons
38 Foolish talk
39 Tropical birds
that run on lily
40 Fashionable
41 Hypothetical high-
tech predator in
Crichton’s “Prey”
44 Banks, e.g.
45 Abides by
46 “__ objections?”
48 Storage unit
49 Steamed state
50 Online discussion
51 Assyrian’s foe
53 Link
57 Like rainy London
60 Logical abbr.
61 Onetime
62 L.A. setting
63 __ Mateo,
By Gareth Bain
(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
304 Furniture
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- Floral Design.
Great Condition, $350.00, SOLD!
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft
fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too
noticeable. 650-303-6002
DINETTE TABLE walnut with chrome
legs. 36”x58” with one leaf 11 1/2”. $50,
San Mateo (650)341-5347
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET - mint condition,
brown, 47 in. long/15 in wide/ great for
storage, display, knickknacks, TV, $20.,
DISPLAY CASE wood & glass 31 x 19
inches $30. (650)873-4030
DRESSER SET - 3 pieces, wood, $50.,
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
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, 26”L x 21”W x
21”H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
FUTON BED, full size, oak. Excellent
condition. No Mattress, $50,
FUTON DELUXE plus other items all for
$90 650 341-2397 (U haul away)
HAND MADE portable jewelry display
case wood and see through lid $45. 25 x
20 x 4 inches. (650)592-2648.
304 Furniture
LARGE DESK, with 3 drawers, 1 in
center. Oak color, $150 obo,
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
Six Matching Oak chairs and Leaf. $350,
Cash Only, (650)851-1045
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
RATTAN PAPASAN Chair with Brown
cushion excellent shape $45 (650)592-
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vi-
nyl medium brown $70, (650)368-3037
ROCKING CHAIR - Beautiful light wood
rocking chair, very good condition, $65.,
OBO, (650)952-3063
ROCKING CHAIR - excellent condition,
oak, with pads, $85.obo, (650)369-9762
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
green, pretty. $40, (650)290-1960
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
304 Furniture
VANITY ETHAN Allen maple w/drawer
and liftup mirror like new $95
chairs, $25 each or both for $40. nice
set. (650)583-8069
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 availa-
ble, Call (650)345-5502
6 BOXES of Victorian lights ceiling & wall
$90., (650)340-9644
Panasonic, $5, (650)595-3933
BEDSPREAD - queen size maroon &
pink bedspread - Fairly new, $50. obo,
BUFFET SERVER, stainless, cook &
serve same dish, $20 (650)595-3933
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
opened. Christmas tree shape with or-
naments, Italian, in original box, clear
color, $12., (650)578-9208
DINING ROOM Victorian Chandelier
seven light, $90., (650)340-9644
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
size bed pillow. Allergy-free ticking.
Gently cushions pain, stiffness. Almost
new. $20.00 (650)375-8044
many features, Exel, $9., (650)595-3933
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
306 Housewares
TERS: Set of four. (2--4"x 4"w x 4"h);
(2--4"x 4" x 9"h.). Stackable, sharp.
$20.00 (650)375-8044
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)580-3316
RIVAL "CUTABOVE": Small task quik-
food chopper, electric, under cabinet
model; includes beverage mixer attach-
ment, $ 20., SOLD!
SUNBEAN TOASTER excellent condi-
tion (415)346-6038
condition, 12-inch round, 2 spoons,
mother of pearl , elegant, durable. $25.,
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
WATCHES (21) - original packaging,
stainless steel, need batteries, $60. all,
308 Tools
71 1/4" WORM drive skill saw, SOLD!
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”,
4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
with extra belts, SOLD!
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
amp, and accessories, $275., (650)341-
extra blades, $35., (650)521-3542
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
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
$60. (650)878-9542
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
14 PLAYBOY magazines all for $80
$5. each obo, World & US History and
American Novel Classic, must see to ap-
preciate, (650)345-5502
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
40 ADULT VHS Tapes - $100.,
6 BASKETS assorted sizes and different
shapes very good condition $13 for all
wheels, new, $50., (650)345-5446
310 Misc. For Sale
with metal frame, 42” X 18” X 6”, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
AFGHAN PRAYER RUG - very ornate,
2 1/2' by 5,' $99., (650)348-6428
PH Balance water, with anti-oxident
properties, good for home or office,
brand new, $100., (650)619-9203.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BABY BJORN potty & toilet trainer, in
perfect cond., $15 each (650)595-3933
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
BEADS - Glass beads for jewelry mak-
ing, $75. all, (650)676-0732
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BOOK “NATIONAL Geographic” Nation-
al Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858
CAMEL BACK antique trunk, wooden
liner $100 (650)580-3316
CARRY ON suitcase, wheels, many
compartments, exel,Only $20,
COMFORTER - King size, like new, $30
SSF, (650)871-7200
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
hard cover, Every Day’s a Party, Louisia-
na Celebration, ideas , recipes, great gift
$10., (650)578-9208
EXOTIC EROTIC Ball SF & Mardi gras 2
dvd's $25 ea. (415)971-7555
FOLDING LEG table 6' by 21/2' $25
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
Current authors, $2. each (10), (650)364-
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
INFLATED 4'6" in diameter swimming
pool float $12 (415)346-6038
backs at $3 ea. (650)341-1861
JAMES PATTERSON books 5 paper
backs at $1 ea. (650)341-1861
JAPANESE SAKE SET - unused in box,
sake carafe with 2 porcelain sipping,
great gift, $10., (650)578-9208
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
KITCHEN FAUCET / single handle with
sprayer (never used) $19, (650)494-1687
Palo Alto
MENU FROM Steam Ship Lurline Aug.
20 1967 $10 (650)755-8238
310 Misc. For Sale
MIRROR, ETHAN ALLEN - 57-in. high x
21-in. wide, maple frame and floor base,
like new, $95., (650)349-2195
NELSON DE MILLE -Hardback books 5
@ $3 each, (650)341-1861
NEW CEDAR shake shingles, enough
for a Medium size dog house. $20,
(650)341-8342 San Mateo
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
OLD WOODEN Gun case $75 OBO,
Outdoor Screen, Retail $130 With Metal
Supports, $80/obo. (650)873-8167
$80/all (650)345-5502
STATION - Complete with mirrors, draw-
ers, and styling chair, $99. obo,
PUNCH BOWL SET- 10 cup plus one
extra nice white color Motif, $25.,
ROCKING HORSE- solid hardwood,
perfect condition ideal gift, SOLD!
SESAME STREET toilet seat excellent
condition $12 650 349-6059
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes), factory sealed, $10. (650)365-
SHOW CONTAINERS for show, with pin
frog, 10-25 containers, $25 all, (650)871-
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SMALL SIZE Kennel good for small size
dog or cat 23" long 14" wide and 141/2"
high $25 FIRM (650)871-7200
SONY EREADER - Model #PRS-500, 6”,
$60., (650)294-9652
Freeze. English Subtitles, new $10.
STEAMER TRUNK $65 OBO (650)345-
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TIRE CHAINS - brand new, in box, never
used, multiple tire sizes, $25., (650)594-
TOILET - very good condition, white,
TOILET SINK - like new with all of the
accessories ready to be installed, $55.
obo, (650)369-9762
ty, 50"length, zipper close, all-weather,
wrap-around hangar, SOLD!
VAN ROOF RACK 3 piece. clamp-on,
$75 (650)948-4895
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
VOLVO STATION Wagon car cover $50
650 888-9624
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WALKER - never used, $85.,
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE - 2 lamp with
frosted fluted shades, gold metal, never
used, $15., Burl, (650)347-5104
WEATHER STATION, temp., barometer
and humidity, only $10 (650)595-3933
311 Musical Instruments
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
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
YAMAHA KEYBOARD with stand $75,
ZITHER - CASE: Antique/rare/excellent
cond; Maroon/black, gold stenciling. Ex-
tras. Original label "Marx Pianophone
Handmade Instrument", Boston. $100.
312 Pets & Animals
PET MATE Vari Kennel 38" length by 24"
wide and 26" high $90 SSF
REPTILE CAGE - Medium size, $20.,
labs, TOP pedigree line, extreme hunters
as well as loving house dogs available
11/19/12 see at at,
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors
with divider $50. (650) 743-9534.
32 Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
2 SAN Francisco Giants Jackets 1 is
made by (Starter) LG/XLG excellent con-
dition $99 for both (650)571-5790
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle
Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617
A BAG of Summer ties $15 OBO
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
different styles & colors, med. to lrg., ex-
cellent condition $5 ea., have 20,
DESIGNER SHOES, Size 9 1/2 & 10,
many styles and colors, (650)580-3316
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 BOOTS, thigh high, fold down
brown, leather, and beige suede leather
pair, tassels on back excellent, Condition
$40 ea. (650)592-2648
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30%
nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648
LEATHER COAT - 3/4 length, black,
never worn, $85., (650)345-7352
LEATHER COAT medium size (snake
skin design) $25 (650)755-8238
LEATHER JACKET, mans XL, black, 5
pockets, storm flap, $39 (650)595-3933
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
MEN'S SPORT JACKET. Classic 3-but-
ton. Navy blue, brass buttons, all wool.
Excellent condition. Size 40R $20.00
ened package, XL, High Sierra, long
sleeves and legs, dark green plaid, great
gift, $12., (650)578-9208
MENS JEANS (8) Brand names verious
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $99 for
all (650)347-5104
$25., 650-364-0902
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red (tag on) Reg. price
$200 selling for $59 (650)692-3260
316 Clothes
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
317 Building Materials
with 50" and 71" height, still in box, $50
obo (650)345-5502
(2) 50 lb. bags Ultra Flex/RS, new, rapid
setting tile mortar with polymer, $30.
each, (808)271-3183
DRAIN PIPE - flexible, 3” & 4”, approx.
20’ of 3”, 40 ft. of 4”, $25.all, (650)851-
FLOOR BASEBOARDS - Professionally
walnut finished, 6 room house, longest
13’- 3/8” x 1 3/8”, excellent condition,
$30.all, San Bruno, (650)588-1946
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
BACKPACK - Large for overnight camp-
ing, excellent condition, $65., (650)212-
BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard
$35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message.
Irons, Graphite Shafts, # 4 thru P/W
Excellent Condition $79 (650)365-1797
camp stove for boaters or camping. Mint
condition. $35.00 (650)375-8044
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
EXERCISE MAT used once, lavender
$12, (650)368-3037
GIRLS BIKE, Princess 16” wheels with
helmet, $50 San Mateo (650)341-5347
GOLF BALLS Many brands 150 total,
$30 Or best offer, (650)341-5347
GOLF CLUBS Driver, 7 wood, putter, 9
irons, bag, & pull cart. $99
PING CRAZ-E Putter w/ cover. 35in.
Like New $75 call(650)208-5758
SHIMANO 4500 Bait runner real with 6'
white rhino fishing pole , SOLD!
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
TREADMILL - Proform XB 550S, local
pickup, $100., SOLD!
an Staionery Bike, both $400. Or sepa-
rate: $150 for the bike, SOLD!
YOGA VIDEOS (2) - Never used, one
with Patrisha Walden, one by Rebok with
booklet. Both $6 (650)755-8238
322 Garage Sales
Fri, Nov 23, 10 AM - 4 PM
Sat, Nov 24, 10 AM - 4 PM
Pro Dance Flooring
Large Wall Mirrors,
Sound & Lighting System,
Benches, Pub Tables,
Stools, Display Counters,
Large Metal Shelves,
Refrigerator & Microwave,
Kitchen & Janitorial
Supplies, Folding Tables &
CD players,
Office Equipment & Supplies
Boogie Woogie Ballroom
551 Foster City Blvd, Ste. G
Foster City, CA 94404
Find the IHOP,
Then Look Right
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
335 Garden Equipment
MOWER - 20” rear discharge, extra new
grasscatcher, $85., SOLD!
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
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Call (650)344-5200
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650) 591-4046
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49-59 daily + tax
$294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Automotive Section.
Every Friday
Look for it in today’s paper to find
information on new cars,
used cars, services, and anything
else having to do
with vehicles.
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on a trade-in or
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Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $3 per day.
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
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620 Automobiles
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, au-
tomatic, custom, $3,600 or trade.
(415) 412-7030
635 Vans
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
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 - Softail Blue
and Cream, low mileage, extras, $7,400.,
Call Greg @ (650)574-2012
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead
special construction, 1340 cc’s,
Awesome! $5,950/obo
Rob (415)602-4535.
645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with ex-
tras, $750., (650)343-6563
650 RVs
‘73 Chevy Model 30 Van, Runs
good, Rebuilt Transmission, Fiber-
glass Bubble Top $1,795. Owner
Call for appointments. (650)364-1374.
CHEVROLET RV ‘91 Model 30 Van,
Good Condition $9,500., (650)591-1707
or (650)644-5179
670 Auto Service
Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists
2165 Palm Ave.
San Mateo
Complete Auto Repair
foreign & domestic
1129 California Dr.
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
Original equipment. Excellent cond. Cop-
per fins. $60. San Bruno, (415)999-4947
1974 OWNERS MANUAL - Mercedes
280, 230 - like new condition, $20., San
Bruno, (650)588-1946
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
MAZDA 3 2010 CAR COVER - Cover-
kraft multibond inside & outside cover,
like new, $50., (650)678-3557
piece, original, like new condition, $20.,
San Bruno, (650)588-1946
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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Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
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Reach 82,500 drivers
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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
Joe 650 342-2483
Contractors Cleaning Concrete Construction Construction
650 868 - 8492
License # 479385
Roots & ALL
I make your
life better!
– I do them all!
33 Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Decks & Fences
Lic #733213
Specializing in:
• Redwood Fences
• Decks
• Retaining Walls
650-756 0694
W W W .
. C O M
State License #377047
Licensed • Insured • Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
For all your
electrical needs
Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben at (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
New Rain Gutters
Down Spouts
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
Friendly Service
10% Senior Discount
CA Lic# 794353/Bonded
Handy Help
• Fences • Decks • Patios •
Power Washes • Concrete
Work • Maintenance •
Clean Ups • Arbors
Free Estimates!
Call us Today!
• 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 • Windows
Bus Lic# 41942
Call today for free estimate.
Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
New Construction
No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766
Handy Help
Bath & Kitchen
Specializing in granite,
tile & flooring.
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”
•Painting • Electrical
•Carpentry •Dry Rot
•Carpet Installation
40 Yrs. Experience
Retired Licensed Contractor
Hardwood Floors
•Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
Lic. #794899
Light moving!
Haul Debris!
Low Rates
Residential and Commercial
Free Estimates,
General Clean-Ups, Garage
Clean-Outs, Construction Clean-Ups
Call (650)630-0116
or (650)636-6016
Clean up and Haul away all Junk
We also do Demolition
Call George
Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in:
Homes, Apts., Storages
Professional, friendly, careful.
Peninsula’s Personal Mover
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632
Call Armando (650) 630-0424
Interior/Exterior, Pressure Washing
Sean (415)707-9127
CSL# 752943
• Interior & Exterior
• Quality Work w/
Reasonable Rates
• Free Estimates
Lic# 857741
New Construction,
Remodel & Repair
Lic.# C36C33
Interior & Exterior
Pressure Washing
Free Estimates
Lic #514269
Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture
Power Washing-Decks, Fences
No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174
Call Mike the Painter
Complete Kitchen & Bath Resource
Showroom: Countertops Cabinets
Plumbing Fixtures Fine Tile
Open M-F 8:30-5:30 SAT 10-4
168 Marco Way
South San Francisco, 94080
CA License #94260
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.
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 Coverings
Satisfying customers with world-
class service and products since
1952. Let us help you create the
home of your dreams. Please
phone for an appointment.
Window Fashions
247 California Dr
Burlingame • 650-348-1268
990 Industrial Rd Ste 106
San Carlos • 650-508-8518
Free estimates • Free installation
Window Washing
California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tor’s 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.
Huge credit card debt?
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Facials, Waxing, Fitness
Body Fat Reduction
Pure Organic Facial $48.
1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae
Dental Services
Family Dentistry &
Smile Restoration
UCSF Dentistry Faculty
Cantonese, Mandarin &
Hindi Spoken
320 N. San Mateo Dr. Ste 2
San Mateo
Dental Services
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Express Lunch
Special $8.00
1400 Broadway
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
1750 El Camino Real
San Mateo
(Borel Square)
34 Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
We Do!
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Senior Meals, Kids Menu
1845 El Camino Real
Market & Eatery
Now Open in Burlingame
824 Cowan Road
LIve Lobster ,Lobster Tail,
Lobster meat & Dungeness Crab
Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at
Foster City Blvd. Exit
Foster City
19 large screen HD TVs
Full Bar & Restaurant
1819 El Camino, in
Burlingame Plaza
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
Counseling for relationship
difficulties; chronic illness/
disabilities; trauma/PTSD
Individuals, couples, families,
teens and veterans welcome!
Le Juin Day Spa & Clinic
Special Combination Pricing:
Facials, Microdermabrasion,
Waxing , Body Scrubs, Acu-
puncture , Foot & Body Massage
155 E. 5th Avenue
Downtown San Mateo
(650) 347-6668
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
Home Care
Free Estimates
Whole House & Office
Cleanup Too!
Serving SF Bay Area
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Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Have a Policy you can’t
Contractor & Truckers
Commercial Business Specialist
Personal Auto - AARP rep.
401K & IRA, Rollovers & Life
Joe Dominice
Since 1964
CA Lic.# 0276301
We Buy
Coins, Jewelry,
Watches, Platinum,
& Diamonds.
Expert fine watch
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Deal with experts.
1211 Burlingame Ave.
(650) 347-7007
Legal Services
Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
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$48 per Hour
New Customers Only
For First 20 Visits
Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm
633 Veterans Blvd., #C
Redwood City
$40 for 1/2 hour
Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City
7 days a week,
2305-A Carlos Street
Moss Beach
(On Hwy 1 next to Post office)
Massage Therapy
Body & Foot Massage
Facial Treatment
1205 Capuchino Ave.
Grand Opening!
$10. Off 1-Hour Session!
1482 Laurel St.
San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joe’s)
Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm
951 Old County Road
Suite 1
We buy and pawn:
• Gold • Jewelry
• Art • Watches
• Musical Instrument
• Paintings • Diamonds
• Silverware • Electronics
• Antique Furniture
• Computers • TV’s • Cars
Open 7 days
Buy *Sell*Loan
590 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City
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747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo
Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
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Homes • Multi-family •
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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
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Care located in
Mills Estate Villa
Burlingame Villa
- Short Term Stays
- Dementia & Alzheimers
- Hospice Care
Appointments, Errands
Call anytime
(650) 271-2505
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
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1370 El Camino Real
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35 Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Pan Pylas
LONDON — The 17-country
eurozone has fallen back into reces-
sion for the first time in three years
as the fallout from the region’s
financial crisis was felt from
Amsterdam to Athens.
And with surveys pointing to
increasingly depressed conditions
across the 17-member group at a
time of austerity and high unem-
ployment, the recession is forecast
to deepen, and make the debt crisis
— which has been calmer of late —
even more difficult to handle.
Official figures Thursday showed
that the eurozone contracted by 0.1
percent in the July to September
period from the quarter before as
economies including Germany and
the Netherlands suffer from falling
The decline reported by Eurostat,
the EU’s statistics office, was in line
with market expectations and fol-
lows on from the 0.2 percent fall
recorded in the second quarter. As a
result, the eurozone is technically in
recession, commonly defined as two
straight quarters of falling output.
The eurozone economy shrank at
annual rate of 0.2 percent during the
July-September quarter, according
to calculations by Capital
“The eurozone economy will con-
tinue its decline in Q4 and probably
well into 2013 too — a good back-
drop for another debt crisis,” said
Michael Taylor, an economist at
Lombard Street Research.
Because of the eurozone’s gruel-
ing three-year debt crisis, the region
has been the major focus of concern
for the world economy. The euro-
zone economy is worth around
(euro) 9.5 trillion, or $12.1 trillion,
which puts it on a par with the U.S.
The region, with its 332 million
people, is the U.S.’s largest export
customer, and any fall-off in
demand will hit order books.
While the U.S has managed to
bounce back from its own recession
in 2008-09, albeit inconsistently,
and China continues to post strong
growth, Europe’s economies have
been on a downward spiral — and
there is little sign of any improve-
ment in the near-term. Last week,
the European Union’s executive arm
forecast the eurozone’s economy
would shrink 0.4 percent this year.
Then only a meager 0.1 percent
growth in 2013.
The eurozone had avoided return-
ing to recession since the financial
crisis following the collapse of U.S.
investment bank Lehman Brothers,
mainly thanks to the strength of its
largest single economy, Germany.
But even that country is now
struggling as exports drain in light
of the economic problems afflicting
large chunks of the eurozone.
Germany’s economy grew 0.2
percent in the third quarter, down
from a 0.3 percent increase in the
previous quarter. Over the past year,
Germany’s annual growth rate has
more than halved to 0.9 percent
from 1.9 percent.
Eurozone slides back into recession France explores idea
of arming Syrian rebels
PARIS — France raised the possi-
bility Thursday of sending “defen-
sive weapons” to Syria’s rebels, but
Russia warned that such a move
would violate international law.
French Foreign Minister Laurent
Fabius said his country will ask the
European Union to consider lifting
the Syrian arms embargo, which
prevents weapons from being sent to
either side.
“We must not militarize the con-
flict ... but it’s obviously unaccept-
able that there are liberated zones
and they’re bombed” by President
Bashar Assad’s regime, Fabius said
in an interview with RTL radio. “We
have to find a good balance.”
The civil war in Syria, which
began as an uprising against Assad’s
regime, has killed more than 36,000
Syrians since March 2011, accord-
ing to anti-government activists.
Around the world
“The eurozone economy will continue its
decline in Q4 and probably well into 2013
too — a good backdrop for another debt crisis.”
— Michael Taylor, an economist at Lombard Street Research
36 Friday • Nov. 16, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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