Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 86
By Michelle Durand
San Carlos Mayor Matt Grocott
may get another turn holding the
gavel after Monday night’s annual
rotation — but only for a few more
San Carlos’ topsy-turvy year of
council changes means the annual
mayoral rotation is slightly more
convoluted than the tradition of sim-
ply bumping up the second in com-
mand. As a result, heading into
Monday night’s
meeting, the
members say
they aren’t
quite sure who
will be mayor
or even for how
Grocott, who
is in his third
term on the
council, became mayor again in
April after Andy Klein unexpected-
ly resigned for personal reasons.
Councilman Bob Grassilli stepped
up as vice mayor and both techni-
cally could be considered for mayor
next year because they are on the
same election cycle.
Grocott has suggested staying on
through March followed by a reor-
ganization to give Grassilli a chance
for the rest of 2013.
“It’s splitting the baby, if you
will,” Grocott said.
Grassilli said he’s not pushing
one way or the other but will accept
whatever the council majority
“Being mayor is an honor but it is
also extra work. I’d be happy to do
it but I’m not lobbying,” Grassilli
Grassilli said he did suggest the
council hold its rotation early this
year because its December meeting
is already cluttered with the Transit
Village environmental impact report
and garbage rates. Adding in the
council change would be too hectic,
he said.
Councilman Mark Olbert said he
is happy to have Grocott continue
for another year if that is the coun-
cil’s wish because, while their poli-
tics may differ, he believes he does
a decent job at keeping the meetings
on track.
San Carlos council to discuss mayor pick
Council may split term between current mayor, vice mayor
Matt Grocott
See PICK, Page 22
County set
to refund
cities $3M
By Michelle Durand
San Mateo County is poised to repay its
cities roughly $3 million for administrative
fees on property tax after the state’s highest
court last Monday upheld a ruling that the
withholdings were improperly collected.
The decision in the suit filed against Los
Angeles County reverberates statewide,
including San Mateo County which must
refund the money for administering the
Education Revenue Augmentation Fund
amounts they distribute on behalf of the state.
The California Supreme Court ruled unani-
mously on Monday that Los Angeles County
Man killed at
bus stop in
A 67-year-old man was struck and killed
near a San Mateo bus stop in a hit-and-run
collision Saturday, police said.
Officers responded to a reported hit-and-run
crash involving a pedestrian in the 1700 block
of South Delaware Street at about 11:30 a.m.,
according to San Mateo police.
Arriving officers found San Mateo resident
See COUNTY, Page 22
See RUN, Page 22
A 7-Eleven is set to open soon in the San Mateo Heights Neighborhood that residents are protesting. A series of public hearings will be held
to determine whether the property can still be used as a market since the land is technically zoned residential.
By Bill Silverfarb
When attorneys for 7-Eleven and the owner
of a property on San Mateo Drive square off
against attorneys for area residents bent on
keeping the store out of the San Mateo
Heights Neighborhood, one thing is for sure
— there will be a fight.
Armed with subpoenas and reams of public
documents the next time the two sides meet,
attorneys representing 7-Eleven and Portfolio
Development Partners will try to make the
claim that the market, set to open soon, is a
legal non-conforming use and which relied on
city staff to move forward with opening the
On the other side, attorney Camas
Steinmetz, hired by the neighborhood to stop
the market, will argue that a 7-Eleven does not
meet the standard of a legal non-conforming
use after the Stangelini’s Italian Deli &
Hilltop Market at 501 N. San Mateo Drive
closed two years ago and that the property
should revert back to residential for which it is
currently zoned.
The San Mateo Planning Commission will
take up the issue a second time after it already
gave 7-Eleven a chilly reception and voted to
recommend to the City Council to terminate
the non-conforming use.
On Nov. 15, the City Council voted to hold
some hearings to decide whether the 7-Eleven
in the neighborhood is indeed a legal non-
7-Eleven: It
will be a fight
Emails between staff reveal more about how market use determined
See FIGHT, Page 21
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
ordered nationwide gasoline rationing,
beginning Dec. 1. The motion picture
“Casablanca,” starring Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its
world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
“The difference between the men and the
boys in politics is, and always has been, that
the boys want to be something, while the
men want to do something.”
— Eric Sevareid (1912-1992).
Singer Tina Turner
is 73.
Singer Lil Fizz is 27.
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University students dressed as battered wives hold banners in front of an office of China’s Civil Affairs department, where
local people register for marriage,in protest of domestic violence,during the International Day for the Elimination of Violence
against Women, in Hubei province Sunday.
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mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
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60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
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the upper 40s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around
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On this date:
In 1789, Nov. 26 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by
President George Washington to observe the adoption of the
Constitution of the United States.
In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha
Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
In 1842, the founders of the University of Notre Dame arrived
at the school’s present-day site near South Bend, Ind.
In 1912, CBS newsman Eric Sevareid was born in Velva, N.D.
In 1933, a judge in New York decided the James Joyce book
“Ulysses” was not obscene and could be published in the
United States.
In 1941, a Japanese naval task force consisting of six aircraft
carriers left the Kuril Islands, headed toward Hawaii.
In 1943, during World War II, the HMT Rohna, a British trans-
port ship carrying American soldiers, was hit by a German mis-
sile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed.
In 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a coun-
teroffensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the U.S.
and South Korea.
In 1965, France launched its first satellite, sending a 92-pound
capsule into orbit.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, Rose
Mary Woods, told a federal court that she’d accidentally caused
part of the 18 1/2-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan appointed a commission
headed by former Senator John Tower to investigate his
National Security Council staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra
Actress Ellen Albertini Dow is 99. Impressionist Rich Little is
74. Singer Jean Terrell is 68. Pop musician John McVie is 67.
Actress Marianne Muellerleile is 64. Actor Scott Jacoby is 56.
Actress Jamie Rose is 53. Country singer Linda Davis is 50.
Blues singer-musician Bernard Allison is 47. Country singer-
musician Steve Grisaffe is 47. Actress Kristin Bauer is 39. Actor
Peter Facinelli is 39. Actress Tammy Lynn Michaels Etheridge is
38. Actress Maia (MY’-ah) Campbell is 36. Country singer Joe
Nichols is 36. Actress Jessica Bowman is 32. Country singer-
musician Mike Gossin (Gloriana Rock) is 28. Ben Wysocki (The
Fray) is 28. Singer Aubrey Collins is 25.
Larry Hagman as J.R.:
A TV villain for all ages
NEW YORK — One reason “Dallas”
became a cultural phenomenon like none
other is that Larry Hagman never took its
magnitude for granted.
During an interview last June, he
spoke of returning to Dallas and the real-
life Southfork Ranch some months earli-
er to resume his role of J.R. Ewing for
the TNT network’s revival of the series.
There at Southfork, now a major tourist
attraction, he came upon a wall-size fam-
ily tree diagramming the entanglement
of “Dallas” characters.
“I looked at it and said ‘I didn’t know
I was related to HER!”’ Hagman mar-
veled. “And I didn’t know THAT!”
In its own way, the original “Dallas”
— which aired on CBS from 1978 to
1991 — was unfathomably bigger than
anything on TV before or since, while
J.R. Ewing remains unrivaled not just as
a video villain but as a towering mythical
All this is largely thanks to Hagman
and his epic portrayal of J.R., a Texas oil-
man and patriarch who, in Hagman’s
hands, was in equal measures loathsome
and lovable.
Hagman, who died Friday at 81, cer-
tainly had nothing more to prove a quar-
ter-century ago when “Dallas” ended
after 14 seasons.
But in the series revival, whose first
season aired this summer, J.R. was even
more evil and deliciously conniving than
ever. Though visibly frail, Hagman knew
how to leverage J.R.’s vulnerabilities as a
new form of strength to wield against his
rivals. Hagman knew how to double-
down on J.R. as a force the audience
could hiss and cheer with equal delight.
Of course, in his long career, Hagman
did more than star in “Dallas” and tack-
led more roles than J.R. Ewing. Had
“Dallas” never come along with its oper-
atic sprawl of power, corruption and fam-
ily feuds, Hagman would likely be
remembered for an earlier series, “I
Dream of Jeannie,” the 1960s sitcom
about an astronaut and the genie
who loved him.
Even so, during Hagman’s five
seasons co-starring with Barbara
Eden as the sexy genie-in-a-bottle, he
was inevitably upstaged.
That would never be a problem on
“Dallas,” especially after the final hour
of the series’ second season, when
J.R. was gunned down by an
unknown assailant and left for
dead on his office floor.
All that summer and late into
the fall, the nation was seized
and teased by the mystery of
Who Shot J.R.? Nearly every
fellow character had sufficient
motive to want J.R. killed, and
which of them had done the
deed was a question everyone
was asking. Finally, the answer
was delivered on the episode that
aired 32 years ago almost to the day
— on Nov. 21, 1980 — when the shoot-
er was revealed to be J.R.’s scheming sis-
ter-in-law and mistress, Kristin.
And oh, by the way, J.R. survived.
As J.R., Hagman could marshal pierc-
ing glances with his hawk-like eyes, and
chill any onlooker with his wicked grin.
There was no depth to which J.R. could-
n’t sink, especially with the outrageous
story lines the series blessed him with.
But his popularity exceeded that for
even a notable bad guy. This, too, is a
credit to Hagman’s por-
trayal. By all
i ndi cat i ons,
the glorious
rascalness that
made J.R. such
fun to watch was
lifted intact from
Hagman’s own live-
ly personality.
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he longest journey begins with a sin-
gle step … and an idea. The idea was
to establish a chain of missions the
length of California. And the journey began as
early as 1602 when Sebastian Vizcaino docu-
mented his visit to Monterey Bay, reports that
Jose de Galvez discovered in 1765.
Eager for Spain to beat the Russian and
English explorers, Galvez chose Gaspar de
Portola to lead an expedition to northern
California. In November of 1769, Portola and
his men climbed to the top of Sweeney Ridge
and from that vantage point, discovered San
Francisco Bay.
In the mid-1770s, Antonio Marin Bucareli,
Viceroy of Mexico, authorized Captain Juan
Bautista de Anza to lead a group of soldiers,
settlers, their pack animals, and hundreds of
cattle across the Colorado Desert and into
California with the ultimate intent of estab-
lishing a presidio and a mission at the north-
ern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula. Over
three months later, Anza delivered his caravan
to Monterey. From there he and a smaller
group headed north to scout a site for the pre-
sidio and mission.
On Friday, March 29, 1776, Anza came
upon a lagoon where they could rest before
going on to select a defensible outpost site for
the Presidio near the entrance to the Bay.
Some three miles to the southeast, Anza chose
a site for the mission. There was a creek flow-
ing into the lagoon. He named the creek
Arroyo de los Dolores, Our Lady of Sorrows,
and it would assure a fresh water supply.
Pleased with his decision, Anza and his
group of explorers returned to their camp site
at Mountain Lake (in the Presidio). Anza him-
self would return to Mexico, having complet-
ed his part in selecting the sites.
On June 17, 1776, Lt. Jose Joaquin Moraga,
with Father Francisco Palou and Father Pedro
Cambon and a small group of soldiers, set-
tlers, including wives and children, five
Indians, pack animals and a number of cattle
left the Monterey Presidio and trekked to San
Francisco to carry out Anza’s orders to estab-
lish a presidio and a mission. Twelve days
later, June 29, 1776, having reached their des-
tination, a small arbor was constructed of tule
rushes and the first mass was offered there,
five days before the Declaration of
Independence was signed on the opposite side
of the continent.
Work on the presidio was begun first. The
supply ship, “The San Carlos,” arrived from
Monterey Aug. 18, enabling the work to pro-
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Police reports
Have you seen my hard top?
A hard top of a convertible car was stolen
from the 600 block of Ansel Road in
Burlingame before 10:59 a.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Arrest. A man was arrested for resisting an
officer on the 200 block of Rollins Road
before 8:47 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Intoxicated. A person was detained for being
under the influence of a controlled substance
on the 400 block of El Camino Real before
8:27 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Burglary. Theft occurred on the 400 block of
Broadway before 12:50 p.m. on Thursday,
Nov. 8.
Vandalism. A person reported her tires had
been slashed on the 1500 block of California
Drive before 9:52 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Drunk in public. A man was arrested for
being drunk in public on Carolan and Oak
Grove Avenues before midnight on Tuesday,
Nov. 6.
Burglary. A business was burglarized on the
300 block of Primrose Road before 12:41
p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Electronics were stolen.
Burglary. A home was burglarized on the
1400 block of Vancouver Avenue before
11:22 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5.
Hit and run. A vehicle left the scene of an
accident with a pedestrian on El Camino Real
before 6:48 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1.
Mission San Francisco de Asis, aka Mission Dolores
Mission San Francisco de Asis was one of many missions established in California.
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By Heather Murtagh
A love of books but a challenge in finding
library sales featuring the bound stories
sparked inspiration for one San Mateo couple.
Kandra and Josh Staiger, both 31, recently
launched Book Sale Buddy. The ad-free site
offers an uncluttered design with one goal in
mind: To put information about library book
sales throughout the state in one place. It’s a
free platform both for users and those posting
sales. The Staigers figured if they were strug-
gling to find the books they wanted, perhaps
others were as well. Thus, the idea for Book
Sale Buddy was born.
Josh Staiger, a startup entrepreneur, and
Kandra Staiger, who recently went back to
school at the University of California at
Berkeley, met through Match.com while both
working for Google in 2008. While they had
many dates on the Mountain View campus,
the couple decided to meet at a coffee shop,
said Josh Staiger. They were married last year
in Monterey.
One thing they share is a love for books.
But they read different types. Josh Staiger
likes non-fiction. Kandra Staiger’s enjoyment
of fiction makes her a bit more successful at
library book sales.
Going through the various library websites
wasn’t proving an efficient method for finding
sales, said Kandra Staiger. Josh Staiger added
there are sites out there that put together the
sales but most are cluttered with advertise-
ments or look as
though they
were designed
in the mid-90s.
The couple set
out to change
that. First, they
reached out to
librarians and
learned many
didn’t have the
t e c h n o l o g y
available to
really put the
sales out there.
Their site features a link to each of
California’s counties. Some have upcoming
events, others don’t. One can tell prior to
clicking if events are listed. In San Mateo
County, 14 events were listed as of
Wednesday. Most were taking place in San
Carlos but there was also a Menlo Park sale
listed for December. Each page has a little
yellow dog with a book in the top right corner
— a design by
Josh Staiger
inspired by the
f a m i l y
L a b r a d o r s
Marble and
It was the first
t e c h n o l o g y
project that the
Staigers took on
together. Their
hope was sim-
ply to help
other book lovers find sales to support
libraries. While it could morph into something
different in the future, that goal remains.
To check out local book sales visit
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email:
heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650)
344-5200 ext. 105.
An online oasis for book sale lovers
A weekly look at the people
who shape our community
Kadra Staiger Josh Staiger
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Police investigate drive-by shooting
Shots rang out for the second time in two weeks Saturday on
a residential block in Menlo Park.
Officers were called just before 8 a.m. Saturday to a report
of gunshots fired in the 300 block of Ivy Drive, police said.
Police arriving on the scene found that about 12 rounds had
been fired at a house. People inside the home at the time of the
shooting were not injured.
Police said that according to witnesses, two suspects pulled
up in front of the home, got out of the car and fired at the
house. The pair then got back into the car and drove away.
The vehicle, which was last seen heading east on Almanor
Avenue from Ivy Drive, was described as a light-colored
American-made car, according to police.
Although the gunfire occurred in the same block were a 42-
year-old Newark man was fatally shot on Nov. 18, police say
that they have not determined whether the two incidents are
The Saturday morning shooting is under investigation.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call
Menlo Park police at (650) 330-6300. Those who prefer to
remain anonymous may call the police tip line at (650) 330-
Twitter alert leads to safe return
of missing woman on Thanksgiving
Redwood City police say a citizen who saw an alert on
Twitter helped locate a missing elderly woman on
Thanksgiving Day, highlighting the power of social media.
The 77-year-old woman, who had only recently arrived in
the United States from Japan and spoke no English, was
reported missing by her family shortly before 2:30 p.m. on
Thanksgiving Day, Sgt. Rhonda Leipelt said.
The family, who lived on Sussex Way, suspected that the
missing woman had taken her customary morning walk and
lost her way in the unfamiliar streets. They feared she might
have been walking since early in the morning.
Police began a labor-intensive process of calling hospitals,
canvassing neighborhoods, sending alerts to other agencies
and the press and bringing out additional patrol and K-9
resources for a structured search, Leipelt said.
And then, around 6:10 p.m., a message went out to the more
than 1,300 residents who have subscribed to email and text
alerts and to the police department’s Facebook and Twitter
accounts. Less than 15 minutes later, a resident three miles
from the family’s home called police to say he had seen the
missing woman on his street. He recognized her and called
police after seeing the alert on Twitter. The woman was locat-
ed a short time later and returned to her family.
Residents can sign up for alerts at www.nixle.com or by tex-
ting their zip code to 888777.
Pedestrian found dead on Highway 101
A pedestrian who was reportedly standing in the road was
killed on northbound Highway 101 at the South Airport
Boulevard offramp Saturday night, according to the California
Highway Patrol.
The multi-vehicle collision, which was reported around 8:20
p.m., blocked all northbound lanes, according to Sgt. Diana
McDermott. A severe traffic alert was issued around 8:45 p.m.
An investigation is underway to determine how the pedes-
trian, a male, came to be on the roadway, McDermott said. He
had already been struck when he was found by authorities.
Local briefs
By Michael R. Blood
LOS ANGELES — When it comes to
politics, the state synonymous with per-
petual youth has gone gray at the top.
California Gov. Jerry Brown was born
the year Babe Ruth signed on to coach
the Dodgers — the Brooklyn Dodgers.
California’s senior senator, Dianne
Feinstein, was exiting high school the
year President Harry Truman sacked
Gen. Douglas MacArthur and
Humphrey Bogart swaggered across the
screen in “The Enforcer.”
House Democratic leader Nancy
Pelosi was a college student when she
attended John F. Kennedy’s inaugural
address — in 1961. And Sen. Barbara
Boxer was born before the U.S. entered
World War II, in a year when a gallon of
gasoline cost 18 cents.
They’re all older than Ronald Reagan
when he became, at 69, the oldest presi-
dent to take office in U.S. history.
They’ve endured for years in a trendset-
ting state that popularized everything
from skateboarding to Spago, where
every year brings something new,
whether on a Hollywood screen, a food
truck menu or a Silicon Valley laptop.
At issue is more than a few wrinkles.
Earlier this month in Washington,
Pelosi, 72, bristled
when a reporter
alluded to her
years and
a s k e d
wh e t h e r
y o u n g e r
H o u s e
member s
were being
s i del i ned
by septua-
genar i -
an leaders unwilling to relinquish power.
“It’s quite offensive,” she added, argu-
ing that she had helped to advance, not
stifle, the careers of younger House
A similar question is being raised
about prized offices in California.
Something of a logjam is taking shape
among the party’s young guns eager to
advance, who range from Lt. Gov. Gavin
Newsom, 45, who ran briefly against
Brown in the last governor’s race, to state
Attorney General Kamala Harris, 48,
widely seen as another potential candi-
date for governor or senator.
Generational strains are already evi-
Rep. Pete Stark, 80, was dispatched
this month by a fellow Democrat nearly
50 years his junior, Eric Swalwell. Stark,
who has represented his San Francisco
Bay area district since the waning years
of the Vietnam War, was depicted in the
campaign as a vestige of another era.
“There are going to be a lot of
Democrats looking at that example,” said
veteran political strategist Garry South,
referring to Stark’s demise. South, who
has advised Newsom, said party leaders
gaining in years risk losing touch with
younger voters in the rapidly diversifying
“We Democrats are supposed to be the
party of youth and hope and change,”
South said. “At some point in time, these
younger Democrats who are coming up
the ranks are going to have to look at
themselves in the mirror and say, ‘Bide
my time or take a shot at somebody?’
Patience is not a virtue in politics.”
Feinstein was re-elected in a landslide
this month but her age — she turns 80
next year — attracted only glancing
notice in a state where more than 40 per-
cent of the population clocks in under 30.
She carried the vote among every age
group, despite efforts by her 49-year-old
opponent, Republican Elizabeth Emken,
to suggest the senator was ready
for the rocking chair. Next
year the youngest senator, Connecticut’s
Chris Murphy, will be half her age.
“To be old you have to look old and act
old,” said Allan Hoffenblum, publisher of
the California Target Book, which ana-
lyzes legislative and congressional cam-
paigns. “I think the average voter has no
idea how old Dianne Feinstein is.”
Boxer, 72, has been in Congress nearly
three decades and weathered a tough re-
election battle for another six-year term
in 2010. Brown, 74, who is up for re-
election in 2014, sent a message about
his political stamina this month by con-
vincing voters to back a $6 billion-a-year
tax increase; Pelosi, a grandmother of
nine, first came to the House a quarter-
century ago and occupies a safe
Democratic district that gave her 85 per-
cent of the vote Nov. 6.
Their durability in office can be
explained partly by a strong Democratic
tilt in California that makes incumbents
hard to beat, paired with a hobbled
Republican Party that has seen its regis-
tration numbers wither below 30 percent
in the state. They all hold policy posi-
tions that square with most voters in the
left-leaning state, and over the years each
has become a well-developed political
brand while avoiding scandal. Life spans
have lengthened and culture and medi-
cine keep pushing at the boundaries of
age — 40 is the new 30, as the saying
Questions about rigor and health can
shadow older politicians — Reagan in
his later years, for example, or John
McCain, who was 72 at the time of the
2008 presidential election. The
California Democrats are all in their 70s
but have worked to maintain robust
images — Brown boasts of his jogging
regimen and appears to thrive on state-
house jostling; Feinstein heads the
Senate Intelligence Committee and is a
regular on TV news programs; Boxer,
known for a feisty demeanor, is in charge
of the Senate Environment and Public
Works Committee.
Seats of long-serving
Dems a coveted prize
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
San Mateo County Office of Education
Career Technical Education
By Lisa Leff
SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot
of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was
eager to enjoy the financial fruits of
marriage. Within weeks of her wed-
ding, she applied to add her spouse
to her employer-sponsored health
care plan, a move that would save
the couple thousands of dollars a
Her ordinarily routine request still
is being debated more than four
years later, and by the likes of for-
mer attorneys general, a slew of
senators, the Obama administration
and possibly this week, the U.S.
Supreme Court.
Because Golinski is married to
another woman and works for the
U.S. government, her claim for ben-
efits has morphed into a multi-lay-
ered legal challenge to a 1996 law
that prohibits the federal govern-
ment from recognizing unions like
The high court has scheduled a
closed-door conference for Friday
to review Golinski’s case and four
others that also seek to overturn the
Defense of Marriage Act over-
whelmingly approved by Congress
and signed by President Bill
The purpose of the meeting is to
decide which, if any, to put on the
court’s schedule for arguments next
The outcome carries economic
and social consequences for gay,
lesbian and bisexual couples, who
now are unable to access Social
Security survivor benefits, file joint
income taxes, inherit a deceased
spouse’s pension or obtain family
health insurance.
The other plaintiffs in the cases
pending before the court include the
state of Massachusetts, 13 couples
and five widows and widowers.
“It’s pretty monumental and it’s
an honor,” said Golinski, a staff
lawyer for the federal appeals court
based in San Francisco who married
her partner of 23 years, Amy
Cunninghis, during the brief 2008
window when same-sex marriages
were legal in California.
The federal trial courts that heard
the cases all ruled the act violates
the civil rights of legally married
gays and lesbians. Two appellate
courts agreed, making it highly like-
ly the high court will agree to hear
at least one of the appeals, Lambda
Legal Executive Director Jon
Davidson said.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had an
occasion where the Supreme Court
has had so many gay rights cases
knocking at its door,” said
Davidson, whose gay legal advoca-
cy group represents Golinski. “That
in and of itself shows how far we’ve
The Supreme Court also is sched-
uled to discuss Friday whether it
should take two more long-simmer-
ing cases dealing with relationship
recognition for same-sex couples.
One is an appeal of two lower
court rulings that struck down
California’s voter-approved ban on
same-sex marriage. The other is a
challenge to an Arizona law that
made state employees in same-sex
relationships ineligible for domestic
partner benefits.
The last time the court confronted a
gay rights case was in 2010, when the
justices voted 5-4 to let stand lower
court rulings holding that a California
law school could deny recognition to
a Christian student group that does
not allow gay members.
The time before that was the
court’s landmark 2003 ruling in
Lawrence v. Texas, which declared
state anti-sodomy laws to be an
unconstitutional violation of per-
sonal privacy.
Brigham Young University law
professor Lynn Wardle, who testi-
fied before Congress when lawmak-
ers were considering the Defense of
Marriage Act 16 years ago, said he
still thinks the law passes constitu-
tional muster.
“Congress has the power to define
for itself domestic relationships,
including defining relationships for
purposes of federal programs,”
Wardle said.
At the same time, he said, the gay
rights landscape has shifted radical-
ly since 1996, citing this month’s
election of the first sitting president
to declare support for same-sex
marriage and four state ballot meas-
ures being decided in favor of gay
rights activists.
“This is the gay moment, momen-
tum is building,” Wardle said. “The
politics are profound, and politics
influence what the court does.”
For Golinski and Cunninghis, get-
ting this far has been a long, some-
times frustrating and sometimes
heartening journey.
Citing the act, known as DOMA,
the Office of Personnel
Management, the federal govern-
ment’s human relations arm, initial-
ly denied Golinski’s attempt to
enroll Cunninghis in the medical
coverage she had selected for her-
self and the couple’s son, now 10.
Benefits fight brings couple to high court
Amy Cunninghis and
Karen Golinski
Clarita school district plans to
expand a first-of-its-kind program
that allows parents to track the
results of random drug tests of their
More than 2,000 out of 23,000
students participate in the free pro-
gram administered by the William
S. Hart Union High School District
and funded by a federal grant, the
Los Angeles Times reported
(http://lat.ms/UFgM3C ).
Parents choose whether to enroll
their kids in the Comprehensive
Alcohol and Drug Reduction and
Education, or CADRE, program,
which requires students to submit to
regular urine tests. Parents are noti-
fied if students skip a test.
Kathy Hunter, Hart’s director of
student services, tells the Times offi-
cials hope to see the program grow
every year by three percent.
Instituted in 2008, it is believed to
be the only one of its kind in the
nation, according to administrators.
Many schools require drug testing
for participation in sports and other
activities, but the Times said the Hart
program is unique by serving par-
ents who want to monitor their kids
— whether the kids like it or not.
Elaine Bogart told the newspaper
she didn’t hesitate to have her two
teenagers submit to drug tests.
“It was my decision,” she said.
“They do have some rights, but I’m
responsible for them. I need to make
sure they’re safe.”
Civil rights advocates say the pro-
gram could invite invasion of priva-
cy lawsuits. Michael Risher, staff
attorney for the American Civil
Liberties Union of Northern
California, said parents do have the
right to enroll their children in a
drug-testing program. But children
in California also have privacy
rights, he told the Times. And if a
student refused to be drug-tested,
despite parental consent, the school
district might be leaving itself open
to a legal challenge, he said.
District officials said its attorneys
thoroughly vetted CADRE.
Under CADRE, urine samples are
collected from random students in
the program at various schools
every month. Medtox Scientific
Inc., a certified drug-testing compa-
ny, analyzes the samples and then
sends the results to another lab for
Parents are notified of their chil-
dren’s results by phone. Students
who test positive are referred to a
therapist and offered other assis-
tance, the Times said. School offi-
cials are not told of individual stu-
dents’ test results.
During the 2011-2012 school
year, 63 of the 1,952 students who
were enrolled in CADRE tested
positive, Hunter told the newspaper.
The most common drug found was
marijuana, but heroin, methamphet-
amine and more recently such new
drugs as bath salts have also been
detected, Hunter said. So far this
year, there have been 35 positive test
Sudents drug tested at parents’ request
By Juliet Williams
California voters increasingly turn
away from political party labels,
Democratic and Republican candi-
dates dominate the state’s elections.
Just one independent was on the
Nov. 6 ballot for the 100 state
Assembly and Senate seats up for elec-
tion, while four were running in the 53
congressional races. All of them lost.
California is not likely to see a
wave of independent candidates any-
time soon, given the cost of running
for office and the advantages of
grassroots organizing that a political
party offers. In the 5th Senate
District race, for example,
Republican Bill Berryhill spent at
least $1.8 million in his campaign
against Democrat Cathleen Galgiani,
who spent more than $1.6 million,
according to the most recent state
campaign finance reports.
Deep-pocketed independents are
more likely to try for a statewide
office such as governor, attorney
general or secretary of state than for
a post in the Legislature or U.S.
House of Representatives, said Jack
Pitney, a professor at Claremont
McKenna College.
“The barrier to independent can-
didates has been the ability to
finance a campaign operation. A
rich person can get around that bar-
rier,” he said. “However, a seat in
the Legislature might not be terribly
appealing to a rich person, particu-
larly if you’re not going to be in the
majority party, anyway.”
Voters who declare “no party
preference” have been the fastest-
growing segment of the California
electorate and this year hit 21 per-
cent of its 18.2 million registered
voters. That is just 8 percentage
points behind those registering as
Republicans, who now account for
less than 30 percent.
Independent candidates are
sparse despite gain in voters
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Alan Fram
next Congress cranks up in January,
there will be more women, many
new faces and 11 fewer tea party-
backed House Republicans from the
class of 2010 who sought a second
Overriding those changes,
though, is a thinning of pragmatic,
centrist veterans in both parties.
Among those leaving are some of
the Senate’s most pragmatic law-
makers, nearly half the House’s
centrist Blue Dog Democrats and
several moderate House
That could leave the parties more
polarized even as President Barack
Obama and congressional leaders
talk up the cooperation needed to
tackle complex, vexing problems
such as curbing deficits, revamping
tax laws and culling savings from
Medicare and
other costly,
popular pro-
“This move-
ment away from
the center, at a
time when
issues have to be
resolved from
the middle,
makes it much more difficult to find
solutions to major problems,” said
William Hoagland, senior vice pres-
ident of the Bipartisan Policy
Center, a private group advocating
In the Senate, moderate Scott
Brown, R-Mass., lost to Democrat
Elizabeth Warren, who will be one
of the most liberal members.
Another GOP moderate, Richard
Lugar of Indiana, fell in the primary
election. Two others, Kay Bailey
Hutchison of Texas and Olympia
Snowe of Maine, are retiring.
Moderate Democratic senators
such as Kent Conrad of North
Dakota, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin,
Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Jim Webb
of Virginia are leaving, as is
Democratic-leaning independent
Joe Lieberman.
While about half the incoming 12
Senate freshmen of both parties are
moderates, new arrivals include tea
party Republican Ted Cruz of
Texas, conservative Deb Fischer of
Nebraska, and liberals such as
Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and
Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono.
There’s a similar pattern in the
House, where 10 of the 24
Democratic Blue Dogs lost, are
retiring or, in the case of Rep. Joe
Donnelly, D-Ind., are moving to the
Senate. That will further slash a
centrist group that just a few years
ago had more than 50 members,
though some new freshmen might
Among Republicans, moderates
like Reps. Judy Biggert of Illinois
and New Hampshire’s Charles Bass
were defeated while others such as
Reps. Jerry Lewis of California and
Steven LaTourette of Ohio decided
to retire.
“Congress seems to be going in
the opposite direction of the coun-
try, just as the country is screaming
for solutions to gridlock,” said
Democratic strategist Phil Singer.
Whether the changes are good is
often in the eye of the beholder.
Seventy-one of the 83 House
GOP freshmen of 2010 were re-
elected Nov. 6, but 11 lost, includ-
ing one of the group’s highest pro-
file members, conservative Rep.
Allen West, R-Fla. Another faces a
runoff in December.
“Some of the people who are the
anti-government ideologues, some
of them are gone,” said House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-
Calif. “And that message has been
rejected by the American people.”
Sal Russo, strategist for the Tea
Party Express, said such departures
would be balanced by newly elected
conservatives, including the
Senate’s Cruz and GOP Reps.-elect
Ted Yoho of Florida and Mark
Meadows of North Carolina.
“Pretty much everybody that ran
in 2012 was talking about the eco-
nomic woes we face, stopping
excessive spending, controlling
unsustainable debt,” he said.
Overall, the new House is on
track for a 234-201 Republican
majority, a narrowing of their 242-
193 advantage today, which
includes five vacancies. Democrats
will control the Senate 55-45, up
from 53-47.
A dozen of the 100 senators and
at least 81 of the 435 House mem-
bers, almost one-fifth, will be in
their first term, slightly above his-
toric averages. The Associated Press
hasn’t declared winners in two
House races.
Congress: Fewer moderates make deals harder
Barack Obama
By Adrian Sainz
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was a
brazen and surprisingly long-lived
scheme, authorities said, to help
aspiring public school teachers
cheat on the tests they must pass to
prove they are qualified to lead their
For 15 years, teachers in three
Southern states paid Clarence
Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime
educator — to send someone else to
take the tests in their place, authori-
ties said. Each time, Mumford
received a fee of between $1,500
and $3,000 to send one of his test
ringers with fake identification to
the Praxis exam. In return, his cus-
tomers got a passing grade and
began their careers as cheaters,
according to federal prosecutors in
Authorities say the scheme affect-
ed hundreds — if not thousands —
of public school students who ended
up being taught by unqualified
Mumford faces more than 60
fraud and conspiracy charges that
claim he created fake driver’s
licenses with the information of a
teacher or an aspiring teacher and
attached the photograph of a test-
taker. Prospective teachers are
accused of giving Mumford their
Social Security numbers for him to
make the fake identities.
The hired-test takers went to test-
ing centers, showed the proctor the
fake license, and passed the certifi-
cation exam, prosecutors say. Then,
the aspiring teacher used the test
score to secure a job with a public
school district, the indictment
alleges. Fourteen people have been
charged with mail and Social
Security fraud, and four people have
pleaded guilty to charges associated
with the scheme.
Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud
DES MOINES, Iowa — Lottery
officials say nobody has won the
Powerball jackpot and the top
prize will now increase to about
$425 million for the next drawing,
the largest jackpot ever for the
Iowa Lottery spokeswoman
Mary Neubauer said sales were
strong over the holiday week for
Saturday’s drawing, which was
estimated at $325 million before
the numbers were picked. That
was the fourth-largest jackpot in
the game’s history.
Neubauer says the jackpot for
Wednesday’s drawing could go
even higher than the estimated
$425 million because sales pick up
in the days before record draw-
The previous top Powerball
prize was $365 million, won in
2006 by ConAgra Foods Workers
in Lincoln, Neb.
The Powerball numbers for
Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50,
and the Powerball was 34.
No Powerball winner; prize
goes to record $425 million
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Hamza Hendawi
CAIRO — Supporters and oppo-
nents of Egypt’s president on
Sunday grew more entrenched in
their potentially destabilizing battle
over the Islamist leader’s move to
assume near absolute powers, with
neither side appearing willing to
back down as the stock market
plunged amid the fresh turmoil.
The standoff poses one of the
hardest tests for the nation’s liberal
and secular opposition since Hosni
Mubarak’s ouster nearly two years
ago. Failure to sustain protests and
eventually force
M o h a m m e d
Morsi to loosen
control could
consign it to
long-term irrele-
C l a s h e s
between the two
sides spilled
onto the streets
for a third day
since the president issued edicts that
make him immune to oversight of
any kind, including that of the
A teenager was killed and at least
40 people were wounded when a
group of anti-Morsi protesters tried
to storm the local offices of the
political arm of the president’s
Muslim Brotherhood in the Nile
Delta city of Damanhoor, according
to security officials.
It was the first reported death
from the street battles that erupted
across much of the nation on Friday,
the day after Morsi’s decrees were
announced. The officials, who
spoke on condition of anonymity
because they were not authorized to
speak to the media, identified the
boy as 15-year-old Islam Hamdi
The tensions also dealt a fresh
blow to the economy, which has
suffered due to the problems plagu-
ing the Arab world’s most populous
nation since Mubarak’s ouster.
Egypt’s benchmark EGX30 stock
index dropped 9.59 percentage
points Sunday in the first trading
session since Morsi issued his
decrees. The losses were among the
biggest since the turbulent days and
weeks immediately after Mubarak’s
ouster in a popular uprising last
year. The loss in the value of shares
was estimated at close to $5 billion.
The judiciary, the main target of
the edicts, has pushed back, calling
the decrees a power grab and an
“assault” on the branch’s independ-
ence. Judges and prosecutors stayed
away from many courts in Cairo and
other cities on Sunday.
But the nation’s highest judicial
body, the Supreme Judiciary
Council, watered down its opposi-
tion to the decrees on Sunday. It told
judges and prosecutors to return to
work and announced that its mem-
bers would meet with Morsi on
Monday to try to persuade him to
restrict immunity to major state
decisions like declaring war or mar-
tial law or breaking diplomatic rela-
tions with foreign nations.
Egypt’s political foes dig in their heels
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels cap-
tured a helicopter base just outside
Damascus Sunday in what an
activist called a “blow to the morale
of the regime” near President
Bashar Assad’s seat of power.
The takeover claim showed how
rebels are advancing in the area of
the capital, though they are badly
outgunned, making inroads where
Assad’s power was once unchal-
lenged. Rebels have also been able
to fire mortar rounds into Damascus
The director of the Britain-based
S y r i a n
Observatory for
Human Rights,
Rami Abdul-
Rahman, said
rebels seized
control of the
Marj al-Sultan
base on the out-
skirts of
Damascus on
Sunday morning. He said at least 15
rebels and eight soldiers were killed
in the fighting that started a day ear-
lier. The rebels later withdrew from
the base.
Rebels appear to be trying to take
over air bases and destroy aircraft in
order to prevent the regime from
using them in attacks against oppo-
sition forces around the country.
The rebels have no protection
against the attack helicopters and
fighter jets that have been blasting
their positions.
Rebels have been attacking air
bases in different parts of Syria,
mostly in the northern regions of
Idlib and Aleppo.
In the battle at the base outside
Damascus, Abdul-Rahman said
rebels destroyed two helicopters
with rocket propelled grenades and
captured a tank.
Syrian rebels capture air base
DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least
112 people were killed in a fire that
raced through a multi-story garment
factory just outside of Bangladesh’s
capital, an official said Sunday.
The blaze broke out at the seven-
story factory operated by Tazreen
Fashions late Saturday. By Sunday
morning, firefighters had recovered
100 bodies, fire department
Operations Director Maj.
Mohammad Mahbub said.
He said another 12 people who
had suffered injuries after jumping
from the building to escape the fire
later died at hospitals. The death toll
could rise as the search for victims
was continuing, he said.
Local media reported that up to
124 people were killed in the fire.
The cause of the blaze was not
immediately clear, and authorities
have ordered an investigation.
Bangladesh has some 4,000 gar-
ment factories, many without proper
safety measures. The country annu-
ally earns about $20 billion from
exports of garment products.
112 killed in blaze
at garment factory
Bashar Assad
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Still reeling
I am still reeling after reading the
Guest Perspective, or more accurately,
the rant, “Four more years,” by Dwight
L. Schwab Jr. in the Nov. 17 edition of
the Daily Journal. Apparently he feels
that everyone, or the“half of America”
who voted for President Obama is a
greedy, lazy, self-serving socialist. If
Schwab is a “moderate” conservative,
per his own description, I ask you:
what would a rabid one sound like?
At the risk of descending to his level
of blaming, I would like to point out
that Bush squandered Clinton’s surplus
and the self-respect of America on two
unfunded, unnecessary and destructive
wars. And that the stock market and the
economy typically rise more under
Democrats than under Republicans.
I invite Schwab to report back in
2016 as to how many of his dire predic-
tions for the next four years (such as 15
percent unemployment, and that it will
no longer be possible to conduct busi-
ness in the United States) have material-
ized. But until then, please, print no
more of his hate-mongering drivel.
His description of our nation’s presi-
dent, and the contents of the entire
guest perspective, is a vitriolic, offen-
sive, sarcastic and inaccurate diatribe
with no news value. Your readers
deserve better.
Jean Tinelli
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
The Los Angeles Times
t’s like Chuck Yeager breaking the
sound barrier in the Glamorous
Glennis. Or at least Felix
Baumgartner, the Austrian sky diver
who just last month went supersonic
without benefit of a plane, free-falling
into the record books.
California Democrats have captured
two-thirds of both the Assembly and
the state Senate, and it could be that
even they didn’t see it coming. After
all, it has been just a blip in political
time since they saw their governor
booted from office and replaced by a
politically inexperienced Republican
movie star. Just half a blip since they
lost their power as majority party to
draw legislative district lines. Just sec-
onds, it seems, since the Legislature
they have led for decades scraped the
bottom of public approval ratings. They
must have taken a serious look at them-
selves lately, taken stock, changed their
thinking, improved their game, straight-
ened themselves out, to get the public
to embrace them so completely. It
couldn’t possibly be that they only look
good when placed side by side with
Republicans. Could it?
Two thirds! If Californians had seen
this coming, they wouldn’t have needed
that 2010 ballot measure — what was
it, Proposition 25? — that eliminated
the crazy constitutional requirement for
a two-thirds supermajority to adopt a
budget. They wouldn’t have needed to
agonize about the continuing two-thirds
supermajority requirement to raise a
tax. They wouldn’t have needed those
irksome conversations with
Republicans who are always saying
“no, no, no.”
Seriously, California has been stuck
in deadlock and gridlock for a genera-
tion, bound up in constitutional require-
ments imposed by voters who were so
afraid of the state moving in the wrong
direction that
the state became unable to move at
all. Supermajority vote requirements in
the Legislature vested enormous and
disproportionate power in the
Republican minority, who responded
foolishly, but understandably, by insist-
ing on program cuts that often seemed
based more on ideology than fiscal pru-
dence. Democrats in turn replied crafti-
ly with gimmicks and subterfuge to
make it look like they were agreeing to
cuts when, in fact, they were not.
Californians ended up disgusted with
their Legislature but could not hold any
particular lawmaker accountable for
anything — with the exception of those
few Republicans who broke ranks,
agreed to rational budget reforms and,
for their trouble, found themselves
shunned by their colleagues and booted
from office.
So breaking the two-thirds barrier
will finally make the Democrats
accountable. They can no longer blame
intransigent Republicans for blocking
them. They can do almost anything.
They can be Yeager or Baumgartner.
The sky’s the limit. Raise a tax? Yes,
certainly. They have the votes to do it.
Place a constitutional amendment on
the ballot? Yes. Pass a veto-proof bill?
Absolutely. What point would there be
in Gov. Jerry Brown vetoing a bill that
passed by a two-thirds vote in each
house if he knows that the same law-
makers would simply vote to override
his veto?
Brown persuaded voters to raise
income taxes on top earners and sales
taxes on everyone to balance his budg-
et, but his own party’s lawmakers have
outflanked him. Two thirds! As it turns
out, Democrats don’t even need those
Proposition 30 tax increases approved
just this month by voters — because
voters on the same day awarded
Democrats their supermajority. They
can raise taxes all on their own, and the
governor can’t even veto them. They
can raise the taxes that need to be
raised. Like, say, the vehicle license
Ah, the car tax. The one that got us
all into this mess in the first place. In
the late 1990s, Gov. Pete Wilson led an
effort to reduce the car tax from the 2
percent level it had held since it
replaced a local property tax on cars in
the 1930s. It was supposed to return to
2 percent in the event of fiscal emer-
gency. Gov. Gray Davis faced a fiscal
emergency and raised the car tax back
to 2 percent. Californians were out-
raged and listened to Arnold
Schwarzenegger, who ran a recall cam-
paign based primarily on his promise to
drive down the car tax. He was true to
his word — he knocked it back down to
0.65 percent and blew a hole in the
budget that was never filled, that threat-
ened schools, defunded cities and coun-
ties, contributed to the need for prison
realignment and sped up California’s
Now that voters have filled the hole
with Proposition 30 and Democrats
have won a supermajority, state Sen.
Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, has taken the
opportunity to propose a ballot measure
to raise the car tax again. Was Lieu
merely the first Democrat out of the
gate, and is his tax proposal just the
first of many?
Restoring the car tax makes a lot of
sense, or at least it did before we
passed Proposition 30 in large part
because lawmakers couldn’t get the car
tax done. Now we’re going to have
both? And instead of paying for local
government, now the car tax would pay
for road construction? Without any dis-
cussion of priorities?
Shouldn’t we be restoring funding
that used to go to local government?
Shouldn’t we restore cuts made to the
courts, to schools, to child and senior
safety net programs? Shouldn’t we
remember that Californians rejected a
car tax increase (Proposition 21) to pay
for parks just two years ago, or that
after it was rejected, millions of dollars
in unspent funds were “found” in the
California Department of Parks and
Recreation? Shouldn’t we forget about
any new taxes for a year or two and see
how responsibly Democrats use the rev-
enue, and the power, they were just
Democrats, please. Slow down.
Exercise some restraint. Remember,
you didn’t earn your supermajority. You
free-fell into it, without the years of
planning and training that Baumgartner
gave his record-breaking feat. You’re no
Felix Baumgartner. You’re more like
Icarus, happy, heedless, full of your-
selves. Please don’t crash, lest you take
California down with you.
Democrats, stop before you tax again!
7-Eleven in a
he San Mateo City Council is in a tough spot. The 7-
Eleven convenience store chain has already started
construction at 501 N. San Mateo Drive and the
neighborhood is up in arms. The site is the former location of
a small Italian deli, Stangelini’s, which closed shop in 2010.
The city changed the use to residential after the site
remained vacant for several years. But there is still a question
as to whether market use is a
legal non-conforming use.
That issue will be argued
before the Planning
Commission. Previously, the
commission had agreed with
residents that the zoning of
the property should be resi-
dential and not commercial.
Problem is that modifica-
tions have already been
made to the 2,100-square-
foot building and 7-Eleven
hopes to open soon. It
already has a sign out on the
former deli. This is not a lit-
tle corner market but a big chain. And other 7-Elevens receive
more police calls than other food stores. This particular 7-
Eleven says it will not sell beer but it does at its other loca-
tions. In fact, food here tends to be more expensive than at a
regular market. It is really a convenience store where one can
make a quick trip for a beer, soda or ice-cream. For these and
traffic concerns on busy and narrow north San Mateo Drive,
the neighbors are upset.
Basically, the council has three options: allow 7-Eleven to
remain for a few years and then require it to move; don’t
allow the chain to open; and, allow the store to operate the
full term of its lease.
If 7-Eleven does go into operation at this location it will be
very difficult and expensive to remove especially if the store
is a financial success. If the city decides 7-Eleven cannot
remain in the neighborhood, there will also be legal costs.
Either way, this is going to involve big bucks. And the city
will be the loser. If the store is allowed to remain, the council
will suffer the wrath of the neighborhood. The council is
between a rock and a hard place on this issue through no fault
of their own. But the buck stops with them.
Only four of the five council members can vote.
Councilman Jack Matthew has to recuse himself. He is a
local architect and his client is one of the developers of the
Last week, mayors, council members, transit officials and
community leaders feted Richard Napier, the retiring head of
the City/County Association of Governments. Napier in his
17 years at the organization turned it into a major player in
the county and instrumental in funding highway, transit, shut-
tles, bike and pedestrian projects. Among the attendees at the
San Mateo library were Assemblyman Richard Gordon, D-
Menlo Park; Mike Scanlon, CEO of the San Mateo County
Transit District; San Carlos Vice Mayor Bob Grassilli who is
also chair of C/CAG; Hillsborough Mayor Tom Kasten;
Millbrae Mayor Marge Colapietro; Redwood City
Councilwoman Roseanne Foust and her husband, Jim
Hartnett, a member of the High Speed Rail Authority; San
Mateo Mayor Brandt Grotte of San Mateo and City Manager
Susan Loftus (both had to leave early to attend the 7-Eleven
meeting); former city managers Arne Croce of San Mateo
and Jim Nantell of Burlingame; Brisbane Councilman Clark
Conway; Atherton Councilman Jerry Carlson; Colma
Councilman Joseph Silva; Half Moon Bay Councilwoman
Naomi Patridge; South San Francisco Councilman Pedro
Gonzalez; Caltrans District Four Director Bijon Sartipi; Ann
Flemmer, deputy executive director of policy at Metropolitan
Transportation Commission; and, many others.
Under Napier’s leadership, C/CAG won a national award
for smart growth from the Environmental Protection Agency
in 2002 for an innovative program which provided financial
incentives for cities to build housing near rail stations. The
program was so successful it was adopted as a regional pro-
gram by MTC. C/CAG deals with many issues — transporta-
tion, air quality, storm water runoff, hazardous waste, solid
waste and recycling, land use near airports and abandoned
vehicle abatement. But what is unique about the organization
is that it brings all of the mayors in the county and a member
of the Board of Supervisors to work together as a team. The
elected officials while sitting on C/CAG represent their own
communities but also the county as a whole. Somehow,
Napier managed to make this work with few disagreements.
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Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Mae Anderson
NEW YORK — Bye-bye Black
Friday. So long Small Business
Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday’s
Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a
shopping trade group that noticed online
sales spiked on the Monday following
Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of
days that stores are counting on to jump-
start the holiday shopping season.
It’s estimated that this year’s Cyber
Monday will be the biggest online shop-
ping day of the year for the third year in
a row: According to research firm
comScore, Americans are expected to
spend $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from
last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers
have ramped up their deals to get shop-
pers to click on their websites.
Amazon.com, which is starting its
Cyber Monday deals at midnight on
Monday, is offering as much as 60 per-
cent off a Panasonic VIERA 55-inch TV
that’s usually priced higher than $1,000.
Sears is offering $430 off a Maytag
washer and dryer, each on sale for $399.
And Kmart is offering 75 percent off all
of its diamond earrings and $60 off a 12-
in-1 multigame table on sale for $89.99.
Retailers are hoping the deals will
appeal to shoppers like Matt Sexton, 39,
who for the first time plans to complete
all of his holiday shopping online this
year on his iPad tablet computer. Sexton,
who plans to spend up to $4,000 this
season, already shopped online on the
day after Thanksgiving known as Black
Friday and found a laptop from Best Buy
for $399, a $200 savings, among other
“The descriptions and reviews are so
much better online so you can compare
and price shop and for the most part get
free shipping,” said Sexton, who lives in
Queens, N.Y., and is a manager at a util-
ity company.
Sexton also said that it’s easier to
return an online purchase to a physical
store than it had been in previous years.
“That helps with gifts,” he said.
How well retailers fare on Cyber
Monday will offer insight into
Americans’ evolving shopping habits
during the holiday shopping season, a
time when stores can make up to 40 per-
cent of their annual revenue. With the
growth in high speed Internet access and
the wide use of smartphones and tablets,
people are relying less on their work
computers to shop than they did when
Shop.org, the digital division of trade
group The National Retail Federation,
introduced the term “Cyber Monday.”
“People years ago didn’t have ... con-
nectivity to shop online at their homes.
So when they went back to work after
Thanksgiving they’d shop on the
Monday after,” said Vicki Cantrell, exec-
utive director of Shop.org. “Now they
don’t need the work computer to be able
to do that.”
As a result, the period between
Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday has
become busy for online shopping as
well. Indeed, online sales on
Thanksgiving Day, traditionally not a
popular day for online shopping, rose 32
percent over last year to $633 million,
according to comScore. And online sales
on Black Friday were up 26 percent
from the same day last year, to $1.042
It was the first time online sales on
Black Friday surpassed $1 billion.
Hello, Cyber Monday
By Steve Rothwell
Making a killing on initial public
offerings used to be easy.
At the peak of the technology boom,
little more than a decade ago, a plentiful
supply of companies vied to sell stock
on the exchanges, and investors were
assured mouthwatering returns.
These days, the deals are fewer and
the returns more modest.
Companies are set to raise more than
$45 billion through IPOs this year — the
most since 2007, according to data
provider Dealogic.
But if you scratch the surface, there
are signs that the market is less healthy
than it appears.
Almost a third of the money raised in
IPOs this year came from one deal,
Facebook’s $16 billion offering in May,
and the number of companies taking
themselves public may end at a three-
year low.
The pipeline, or backlog, of compa-
nies planning to sell stock is also thin-
“It’s a reflection of the psychology of
the market today. It’s not strong. It’s
moderate to weak,” says Rob Lutts, chief
investment officer at Cabot Money
Management in Salem, Mass.
While 437 companies have filed for an
IPO this year, 178 have withdrawn or
postponed their planned listings,
Dealogic data show.
The state of the IPO market matters
beyond Wall Street. Besides giving
investors the chance to buy into fast-
growing parts of the market, offerings
give companies the money to expand
and hire workers.
Scott Cutler, head of global listings at
NYSE Euronext, which runs the New
York Stock Exchange, estimates that
more than 90 percent of a public compa-
ny’s employee growth comes after it has
listed on an exchange.
IPO activity is dictated largely by the
health of the overall stock market.
Falling markets discouraging companies
from going public.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 is up 11
percent this year, but the advance has
been punctuated by sharp declines when
investors fretted about European debt,
the election and, now, a looming “cliff”
of tax increases and government spend-
ing cuts.
Facebook and volatile market still chill IPOs
SCRANTON, Pa. — If the trash truck or bus rolling down
your street seems a little quieter these days, you’re not imagin-
ing things. It’s probably running on natural gas.
Surging gas production has led the drilling industry to seek
out new markets for its product, and energy companies,
increasingly, are setting their sights on the transportation sec-
Touting natural gas as a cheaper, cleaner-burning alternative
to gasoline and diesel, drillers, public utilities and government
officials are trying to boost demand for natural gas buses, taxis,
shuttles, delivery trucks and heavy-duty work vehicles of all
sorts, while simultaneously encouraging development of the
fueling infrastructure that will be needed to keep them running.
The economics are compelling. Natural gas costs about
$1.50 to $2 per gallon equivalent less than gasoline and diesel.
That can add up to tens of thousands of dollars in savings for
vehicles that guzzle the most fuel.
Fleet managers are taking notice. Companies as diverse as
AT&T, Waste Management and UPS are converting all or parts
of their fleets to natural gas, as are transit agencies, municipal-
ities and state governments.
“Now that you can save a dollar or two dollars a gallon,
there’s huge interest in the market, especially in those fleets
that use a lot of fuel,” said Richard Kolodziej, president of the
trade group Natural Gas Vehicles for America.
Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, has
committed to replacing 80 percent of its fleet with trucks pow-
ered by natural gas. Rich Mogan, the company’s district man-
ager in southwestern Pennsylvania, said about half of his fleet
of 100 trucks now run on the cheaper fuel. They are quieter and
less expensive to maintain, he said, and “we are looking at a 50
percent reduction in our (fuel) cost.”
Driller EQT Corp. opened its own natural gas filling station
outside Pittsburgh in summer 2011, using it to refuel its trucks
while also making it available to the public.
Natural gas drillers target
U.S. truck and bus market
<< Falcons slip by Bucs; Broncos down Chiefs page 16
• Stanford women rout Long Beach State, page 15
Monday, Nov. 26, 2012
By Greg Beacham
postgame roars from Notre Dame’s
locker room echoed right through
the Coliseum’s thick cement walls
and metal beams Saturday night,
moving around the 89-year-old
arena like a long-absent force of
After decades away, the Fighting
Irish are back on top of college foot-
ball — unmatched in the rankings,
unblemished in the standings, and
unequivocally ready for a chance to
end a 24-year national champi-
onship drought.
Manti Te’o, the star linebacker
from Hawaii who led this improba-
ble revival season, took a moment to
listen to those echoes.
“This is where you want to be
when you go to Notre Dame,” he
The Irish are No. 1 again — a
Golden Dome atop their sport.
Notre Dame (12-0) beat Southern
California 22-13 to complete its first
unbeaten regular season since 1988.
That’s also the last championship
year for the school that produced a
legion of the sport’s most memo-
rable figures: Knute Rockne, the
Four Horsemen, Paul Hornung, Joe
Montana — heck, even Rudy
A no-nonsense win over Notre
Dame’s intersectional rivals in Los
Angeles capped a year of historic
dominance for a defense led by
Te’o, its inspirational Heisman con-
tender. That defense allowed just
nine touchdowns all season long,
capped by four downs of unyielding
play while backed up to its goal line
by the Trojans in the final minutes.
“You just put the ball down in
front of us, and if there’s time on the
clock, we’re never going to give
up,” defensive end Kapron Lewis-
Moore said.
These Irish never flinched, either
in dire late-game circumstances or
under the weight of history that has
crushed decades of previous Notre
Dame teams. After beginning the
year unranked and projected for
maybe eight victories by optimistic
pundits, the Irish produced a mar-
velous season of old-fashioned,
hard-nosed football amid the wacky
spread offenses and garish neon
uniforms that seem to dominate the
sport these days.
After winning half of their games
by nine points or fewer, including
two hair-raising escapes in over-
Notre Dame reigns atop college football again
See IRISH, Page 12
By Brett Martel
NEW ORLEANS — Ahmad Brooks, Donte
Whitner and the rest of the San Francisco
defense made enough plays for the 49ers to
win no matter who they started at quarterback.
Brooks and Whitner returned interceptions
for touchdowns, the 49ers sacked Drew Brees
five times, and San Francisco ended the New
Orleans Saints’ three-game winning streak,
31-21 on Sunday.
Colin Kaepernick was solid in his second
career start while Alex Smith, deemed healthy
enough to suit up after recovering from a con-
cussion, watched from the sideline.
Kaepernick passed for 231 yards, including a
short touchdown to Frank Gore. He also ran
for a 7-yard score. He threw his first career
interception, but it was inconsequential.
Brees finished with 267 yards and three
TDs. After rushing for 140 yards or more in
each of its previous three games, New Orleans
(5-6) managed only 59 yards against San
Francisco (8-2-1).
One of Brees’ scoring passes went to
Marques Colston, who set a Saints record
with his 56th career touchdown with the club.
The Niners gained 144 yards on the ground,
Raiders fall to
Bengals 34-10
By Joe Kay
CINCINNATI — The purplish bruises on
the back of Carson Palmer’s passing shoulder
and the nasty red scrape down the middle of
his back vividly summed up his horrid home-
The Bengals made it painful for Palmer all-
around. And the rest of the Raiders, too.
Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes
against Oakland’s dreadful defense, and the
Cincinnati Bengals showed their former fran-
chise quarterback that they’ve moved on with-
out him, beating the Raiders 34-10 on Sunday.
“Not a lot went right, from start to finish,”
See NINERS, Page 12
See RAIDERS, Page 12
SHP’s Kevin Donahoe throws a 20-yard touchdown pass in the Gators’ 47-17 win over Soquel. Donahoe threw three TDs in the first half.
By Julio Lara
The dream scenario Atherton fans were
hoping for when the Central Coast Section
Division IV bracket was released is now a
So the question is: Valparaiso Avenue, are
you ready to rumble?
By virtue of its 47-17 beat down of Soquel
High School, Sacred Heart Prep will face
Valparaiso Avenue rival Menlo School for the
2012 CCS Division IV title next Saturday at
Terra Nova High School in Pacifica at 7 p.m.
The Knights beat No. 1 Seaside Friday night
in Monterey.
The 11th version of the annual Valparaiso
Bowl marks the first time the two schools have
met for a championship on the section’s
biggest stage.
The Gators ran all over the Soquel Knights
Saturday afternoon, racking up 478 yards of
total offense, 305 of that in the first half, to
win the game.
“I thought our defense played real well,”
said SHP head coach Pete Lavorato. “We con-
trolled them as much as possible. The second
quarter we seemed to have a bit of lull, but we
came back in the second half. Offensively, we
did what we do. We ran the ball.”
Actually, the Gators were pass-tastic in the
first half, with Kevin Donahoe connecting
with Rex Shannon on touchdown passes of
Sacred Heart Prep readies for Menlo
SHP’s Andre Segre carries the ball in the Gators’ 47-17 win over Soquel. Segre finished with
106 yards rushing and four touchdowns. See SHP, Page 12
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led by Gore with 83. The Saints shut down
tight end Vernon Davis, the player they feared
perhaps the most, but the Niners’ other tight
end, Delanie Walker, had three catches for 81
yards, including one for 45 yards to set up a
San Francisco’s interceptions turned a 14-7
deficit into a 28-14 lead.
Brooks snagged the first, returning it 50
yards late in the first half. The second came
on Brees’ first pass of the second half. The
ball deflected off Colston’s hands as the leap-
ing receiver was upended and briefly shaken
up. Whitner snagged the deflected pass and
returned it 42 yards to make it 28-14
Since losing to the New York Giants on
Oct. 14, the Niners are 5-0-1 and now hold a
2 1/2-game lead in the NFC West with five
games to go.
It seems their biggest problem at this point
is deciding who should be their No. 1 QB.
Smith, who led the Niners to the NFC title
game last season, started the first nine games
this season before his injury.
The Saints, meanwhile, missed a chance to
pull into a tie for the last NFC wild card
berth, and remain a game out with another
tough game coming up at Atlanta on
Thursday night.
Kaepernick used the running ability that
served him so well in college at Nevada to
give the Niners the early lead, scoring on a
read-option run that fooled the Saints defense
as well as the Superdome crowd, which erupt-
ed, initially believing the play had been
snuffed out, while Kaepernick scampered to
his left and scored easily.
The drive was highlighted by Mario
Manningham’s 40-yard gain after Kaepernick
found him wide open on a short crossing
Then, New Orleans’ offense, which could
not muster a first down on its first two drives,
suddenly ignited, marching 79 yards in 10
plays — highlighted by Joe Morgan’s diving
33-yard catch — to tie it on tight end David
Thomas’ 6-yard catch.
San Francisco entered the game allowing a
league-low 13.4 points per game. The Saints
surpassed that in the second quarter when
Brees hit Colston to make it 14-7 and capital-
ize on Ted Ginn Jr.’s fumbled punt, which
Rafael Bush had recovered on the 49ers 10.
New Orleans looking intent on going up by
two scores after Kaepernick’s first career
interception on an underthrown pass that cor-
nerback Patrick Robinson easily caught. But
the crowd has hardly finished celebrating
when Brooks stepped in front of Brees’ pass
for Jimmy Graham and returned it 50 yards to
tie it at 14 shortly before halftime.
Continued from page 11
time, it’s clear these Irish have something else
going for them as well.
“Not saying it was lucky, but luck doesn’t
hurt,” said Terry Brennan, who played at
Notre Dame in the late 1940s and coached the
team from 1954-58. “The point is, they got
the break and they took advantage of it. That’s
the key.”
The Irish have six weeks to prepare for the
BCS title game on Jan. 7, but coach Brian
Kelly’s restoration of the Notre Dame mys-
tique could linger much longer.
The Golden Dome atop Notre Dame’s
administration building has regained its luster
at a school where coaches Bob Davie, Tyrone
Willingham and Charlie Weis all failed to
restore the program to its most recent glory
under Lou Holtz in the late 1980s. All told,
Notre Dame lost at least three games every
season between 1993 and this fall — not bad,
but not good enough to contend for national
Continued from page 11
80, 20 and 22 yards en route to a 33-10 half-
time lead.
Soquel never recovered. The Knights came
into the contest averaging 43 points per game
this season. The 17 they scored on Saturday
was the lowest they’ve scored all season and
their worst offensive output since a 14-point
showing against Santa Cruz High School in
November of 2011.
“We knew coming in that the defense
would have to set the tone,” said SHP safety
Daniel Thaure. “We usually do a pretty good
job of it. I think right off the bat they weren’t
ready for how hard we were hitting — how
tough we were. Although we’re small, we fly
to the ball and we’re a real quick team.”
The offense set the tone right out of the
game to back up a six-yard Soquel posses-
sion. Following the punt, SHP marched down
the field 52 yards, scoring on an Andrew
Segre nine-yard touchdown.
After an eight-play Soquel drive, it took the
Gators two plays to further shock the Knights.
On 2nd-and-11 from the 19-yard line,
Donahoe found Shannon on the deep post and
No. 17 raced his way into the end zone for the
14-0 lead.
“We got a few plays passing because we
thought they were cheating up a little bit and
we made them pay for that,” Lavorato said.
“The key was definitely our O-line,”
Donahoe said. “They allowed us to pass and
run a fair amount. The great part about our
team is we’re a pounding team. We run hard
and then since we run it so well we catch
them off guard when we pass it. So, I credit
that completely to our O-line. They did a
great job today.”
Staked with a 14-point advantage, the SHP
defense concentrated on Soquel running back
Fabiano Hale and his 42 touchdowns — six of
which came last week in a Soquel win over
“We knew that we would have to stop him,”
Lavorato said. “If we could get them into their
spread offense — although they did throw the
ball well against us in the second half — but
we felt like if we could stop him, we would
have a good shot at winning the game.”
“We’ve been practicing really hard and we
knew what this team was going to bring. No.
34 is a truck, man,” Thaure said. “He hits real-
ly hard and we knew we had to be faster than
them, come off the ball and everyone had to
gang tackle him.”
Fabiano got his licks in on Saturday. But
every time he and the Soquel offense man-
aged some rhythm, SHP would do something
to rip it right back.
After the Knights scored on a field goal to
make it 14-3, the Gators used seven plays to
drive 80 yards and score on a 20-yard touch-
down pass from Donahoe to Shannon. Four
minutes later, Segre added another touch-
down to make it 27-3.
Soquel thought they’d have the momentum
going into half time when Lucas Cardoza
found Trestan Peacock on a 51-yard long dis-
tance call good for seven points with 1:57 left
in the half.
But the Gators saw that score and marched
down the field 66 yards in 1:26, scoring on
Shannon’s third touchdown catch of the half
— a great individual play by No. 17 that saw
him outleap a pair of defenders for the TD.
SHP was up 33-10, outgaining the Knights
305 yards to 244 (but 74 of those coming on
a Soquel drive that ended with the half time
The Knights tried to make a game of it to
begin the second half. They cut the score to
33-17 on a 12-play, 56-yard drive that culmi-
nated with a Hale touchdown.
But once again, the running tandem of
Ryan Gaertner and Segre, along with Chris
Lee, was just too consistent for Soquel. Segre
scored his third touchdown of the game with
three minutes left in the third quarter to make
it 40-17 and his fourth of the afternoon made
it 47-17.
Segre finished with 104 yards rushing and
those four scores. Gaertner added 122.
Prep beat Menlo School earlier this season
in the Valparaiso Bowl 31-28, coming from
behind twice to do so.
“Who would have guessed, two little
schools from Atherton in the CCS champi-
onship,” Lavorato said. “I think it’s great. I
have a ton of respect for Menlo and Coach
Newton, so, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
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Palmer said.
Basically, the Bengals (6-5) did anything
they wanted while pulling ahead 24-0 in the
first half. They also got the better of a nasty
second half that included an on-field fight and
three ejections.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 129 yards
and a touchdown against the NFL’s most gen-
erous defense. He had runs of 48 and 39 yards
— the longest of his career — to set up scores.
Oakland (3-8) has lost a season-high four
straight games, giving up 169 points in the
“I’m just really tired of losing,” safety Mike
Mitchell said. “It’s going from anger to sad-
ness to ... I don’t know.”
Oakland’s frustration boiled over in the
fourth quarter.
A brawl broke out after a play was whistled
dead because of a penalty, and Oakland’s
Tommy Kelly and Lamarr Houston ended up
on top of Cincinnati’s Andrew Whitworth in
the middle of a big scrum of players. All three
were ejected.
“They were probably looking for a fight
because they weren’t doing much on the
field,” Whitworth said.
Coach Dennis Allen liked the way his team
regrouped after the terrible first half, but did-
n’t condone the brawl.
“I think it’s OK to play with anger,” Allen
said. “But we’ve got to play with poise and
composure. We lost our poise a little bit.”
Palmer hadn’t been back to Cincinnati
since the Bengals traded him in the middle of
last season, finally satisfying his demand for a
trade. He went 19 of 34 for 146 yards with
four sacks and an interception.
He was booed by the 56,503 fans — the
smallest crowd of the season at Paul Brown
Stadium — when he went out for the coin
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STANFORD — As part of senior
day celebrations held earlier this
month for Stanford’s final home
game of the regular season, outgo-
ing players wore T-shirts that read:
“Last Walk.”
Time to bring those mementos out
of the closet.
“We’re going to have to change
the date of our last walk T-shirt,”
fifth-year linebacker Chase Thomas
said Sunday. “Put some tape over it
or something.”
The Pac-12 Conference champi-
onship game is coming to The Farm
a year later than everybody expect-
ed — and for a matchup nobody
could’ve predicted.
While Andrew Luck is gone, the
eighth-ranked Cardinal (10-2, 8-1)
are surprisingly where they’ve
wanted to be all along: hosting the
league title game Friday night in a
quick rematch against No. 17
UCLA (9-3, 6-3), which overtook
preseason No. 1 Southern
California to capture the South
Division crown.
So much for that Oregon-USC
showdown so many had forecast
this fall.
“I remember when nobody was
giving us a look down at the Pac-12
media day,” Thomas said. “I told
them, ‘It was the same thing when
Toby (Gerhart) left. It was the same
thing when (Jim) Harbaugh left. It
was the same thing when Andrew
left.’ I guess people out there just
don’t get it.
“They don’t understand what type
of guys we have on this team. The
kind of coaches we have. We’re not
going away. We’re not a one-person
team. We never have been. So peo-
ple can think what they want. We
know this team is going to be
around for a while.”
A week after Stanford stunned
Oregon in overtime, the Cardinal
crushed the Bruins 35-17 at the
Rose Bowl on Saturday to seal the
North Division title and set up a
strange sequel. Rarely do teams
ever play twice in the same season
in college football, and even rarer
does that happen in back-to-back
That’s the kind of season it has
been in the Pac-12 Conference.
Stanford’s only league loss came
at Washington in the fourth game of
the season, losing 17-13 on a
Thursday night when the offense
failed to score a touchdown.
Cardinal coach David Shaw
replaced quarterback Josh Nunes
after eight games with redshirt
freshman Kevin Hogan, who has
beaten three ranked teams —
Oregon State, Oregon and UCLA
— in his first three career starts to
give the nation’s top rushing
defense some support.
The Bruins lost to Oregon State
and at California before winning
five straight — the program’s
longest winning streak in seven
years — a run capped with a
thrilling 38-28 victory against the
crosstown rival Trojans.
Stanford had to win its finale in
Pasadena just to get another shot at
UCLA because No. 6 Oregon (11-1,
8-1) beat Oregon State 48-24 in the
Civil War rivalry that finished about
10 minutes before the Cardinal and
Bruins began their game in front of
a sellout crowd at the Rose Bowl.
Turns out, that was just a dress
“I cannot recall ever being in this
situation before,” UCLA coach Jim
Mora said. “I don’t know that it ben-
efits either team, or is hard on any
team. It just comes down to going
out on Friday night and executing.
Any familiarity we have with them,
they’ll have with us. It just kind of
negates each other.”
Shaw and Mora will rely on their
NFL coaching experience to guide
them this week. While pro teams
often play divisional opponents
twice in three games, consecutive
matchups are almost unheard of at
any level.
The Cardinal controlled the first
go-around and left no secrets about
what they plan to do.
Stepfan Taylor rushed for 142
yards and two touchdowns, Hogan
passed for 160 yards and another
score and Stanford ran away with its
fourth victory in a row over the
Bruins. Brett Hundley, UCLA’s red-
shirt freshman quarterback, was 20
of 38 for 261 yards and a TD with
one interception while getting
sacked seven times.
“Every week is going to be differ-
ent. Not every week is going be per-
fect,” Hundley said. “We’ve just got
to come out, and we’re blessed with
another opportunity to play another
game for the Pac-12 championship,
and we’ve just got to have fun and
play our game.”
UCLA’s hopes to play in the pro-
gram’s first Rose Bowl game since
1999 will not be any easier this
Stanford has won eight straight
and 19 of its past 20 home games,
with the lone loss coming to Oregon
last season. The Cardinal, riding a
six-game winning streak, are look-
ing to seal a spot in the Rose Bowl
for the first time since 2000.
The Cardinal already secured
three straight 10-win seasons for the
first time in school history. The sen-
ior class, which figured their play-
ing days at Stanford Stadium
might’ve ended when they rallied to
beat Oregon State 27-23 on Nov. 10,
has a chance to go out with three
consecutive 11-win seasons — all
ending in different BCS bowls.
Stanford, UCLA to battle for Pac-12 title
Georgia Tech
beats St. Mary’s
(Cal) 65-56
ANAHEIM — Brandon Reed
scored 19 points and Georgia Tech
made six 3-pointers in the second
half to beat Saint Mary’s (Cal) 65-56
on Sunday, capturing third place in
the DirecTV Classic.
Stephen Holt had a team-high 10
points for Saint Mary’s in the first-
ever meeting between the schools.
The two-time defending West Coast
conference champion Gaels (4-2)
are 1-10 against ACC teams, with
the only victory coming against
Boston College in 1978.
Saint Mary’s led 26-23 at halftime
despite the fact that guard Matthew
Dellavedova, who had a career-high
32 points in Thursday’s win over
Drexel, missed all three of his shots
in the half before finishing 1 for 8
with five points and eight assists.
Kammeon Holsey, who has come
off the Georgia Tech bench after
starting every game last season,
played 12 scoreless minutes in the
first half and did not make his first
field goal until he converted a
jumper with 6:28 left for a 46-42
lead. The Yellow Jackets (4-1) broke
it open with an 11-2 run, including
two 3-pointers by Reed.
Robert Carter Jr.’s 3-pointer with
16:38 remaining gave Georgia Tech
a 29-28 lead — its first since Reed’s
game-opening trey.
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If you didn’t get a chance to see the battle
that was Sacred Heart Prep and Harbor at
the Central Coast Section Division IV final,
you’re going to get another chance.
SHP defeating Bear River on Saturday in
four sets, 25-12, 23-25, 25-9, 25-15 and
advance to the CIF Northern California
The Gators will host No. 3 Harbor
Tuesday night for the right to represent
Northern California at Concordia
University for the Division IV champi-
Sonia Abuel-Saud led the Gators with 22
kills. Ellie Shannon added 13 kills and three
blocks. Victoria Garrick, the reigning Daily
Journal Athlete of the Week, had 11 kills
and 14 digs. Helen Gannon led the defen-
sive charge with 16 digs.
Cammie Merten had 55 assists.
The Gators defeated Harbor in four sets at
Independence High School to pick up the
school’s 13th Central Coast Section title.
Sacred Heart Prep won’t be the lone team
playing for a title game on Tuesday.
Woodside Priory defeated St. Joseph
Notre Dame in three sets 25-18, 28-26, 26-
24, advancing to the Division V Northern
California final against No. 1 Branson.
Priory will travel to the College of Marin
for a 7 p.m. first serve Tuesday night.
In Division I actions, after beating San
Ramon Valley to start its bid for a state title,
Menlo-Atherton lost to top-seeded St.
Francis-Sacramento in four sets, 25-17, 24-
26, 25-23, 25-17.
The Bears could not stop Gabriella
Palmeri who had 23 kills and 25 digs.
Fellow senior Allie Wegener had 17 kills
and 15 digs. Junior Ali Koumelis had 56
M-A finishes its CCS-winning season at
Gators volleyball wins,
will host NorCal final
NO. 4 DUKE 82, XAVIER 59
CINCINNATI — Chelsea Gray scored a
season-high 22 points, freshman Alexis Jones
had a breakout game with a career-high 14,
and the Blue Devils routed the Musketeers.
Elizabeth Williams added 16 points and
Haley Peters had 13 for the Blue Devils (4-0),
who came in with five players averaging dou-
ble figures.
Against Xavier’s smaller starters, Duke
shot a season-high 59 percent, including 66
percent during a 44-point first half. Ashley
Wanninger led Xavier (3-2) with 15 points.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A’dia Mathies scored
17 points, Samarie Walker added 13 and the
Wildcats forced 38 turnovers in a blowout of
the Spartans.
DeNesha Stallworth added 11 points and
Janee Thompson had 10 for the Wildcats (4-
1), who shot 50 percent in winning their 24th
consecutive home game.
MIAMI — Jaime Printy made all 17 of her
free throws and scored 19 points and the
Hawkeyes rallied from a seven-point halftime
deficit to defeat the Mountaineers at the FIU
Thanksgiving Classic.
Thirteen of Printy’s free throws came in the
second half, when the Hawkeyes (5-2) went on a
24-8 run to lead 67-60 with 2:12 remaining. She
made eight free throws in the final 45 seconds.
Morgan Johnson also scored 19 points,
including 14 in the second half, for Iowa,
which made 27 of 30 free throws after half-
time. Taylor Palmer scored 23 points and
Christal Caldwell 17 for West Virginia (3-2).
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tayler Hill scored
17 points and the Buckeyes breezed past the
The Buckeyes (4-1) scored the first nine
points and led 22-4 with 11:55 remaining in
the first half after a 3-pointer by Hill. Amber
Stokes scored 11 of her 13 points in the first
half as Ohio State took a 42-25 halftime
Shenneika Smith had 21 points and 11
rebounds and the Red Storm pulled away
from the Hawks.
Nikkia Smith made a layup to give Hartford
(5-1) a 36-32 lead in the second half.
St. John’s scored six straight to go up 38-
36, but Nikkia Smith made two free throws to
tie the game at 38.
St. John’s Smith had six consecutive points
and Keylantra Langley hit two free throws to
put the Red Storm (4-1) up for good.
Nikkia Smith led Hartford with 16 points.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nirra Fields
scored 26 points and Markel Walker added 23
points, and the Bruins overcame an 11-point
first-half deficit to beat the Tigers.
Walker also had nine rebounds, six steals
and six assists for the Bruins (3-1).
Women’s college hoops
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Alabama coach Nick Saban finds
plenty to like about competing in a
league where the champion has a
near-automatic reservation to the
BCS national title game.
That’s the case again for
Saturday’s Southeastern
Conference championship game
between the second-ranked
Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia.
The winner advances to meet No. 1
Notre Dame with a chance to keep
the national championship in the
SEC for a seventh straight year.
And the loser? Well, that team
might be shut out of the BCS pic-
ture because No. 5 Florida is in line
to grab that spot. Saban is less
thrilled about that prospect —
another side effect of playing in the
“For either one of these teams, it’s
not really a great scenario,” Saban
said on a conference call Sunday.
“You play your way into the cham-
pionship game, which means you’re
the best team in your division.
They’re the best team in their divi-
sion. They played their way into the
game by a total body of work for the
whole season. It doesn’t seem quite
right, but it is what it is.
“I don’t really know what me
commenting about it is going to do
to change it, but I don’t feel good
about it for our football team or
their football team.”
Then again, he wasn’t complain-
ing when the Tide (11-1, 7-1) land-
ed in the BCS title game against
LSU last season without winning
the West.
The Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1)
rebounded from a 35-7 loss at South
Carolina on Oct. 6 to win the East
for the second straight season.
Georgia coach Mark Richt said he
doesn’t want his team getting
caught up in the stakes and magni-
tude of the game.
“All you can do is get your staff
and your team as prepared as possi-
ble to go play a game,” Richt said.
“That’s what we’re going to do. If
you think about what the game
means, this that and the other, it
doesn’t really help you win the
game. The only thing that helps you
win the game is preparation and get-
ting your mind ready to go to battle.
That’s what you’ve got to do.
“Physically, mentally, be ready to
handle your business when the ball
kicks off. That’s my only focus. I
don’t worry about all that stuff.”
Coincidentally, Georgia beat
Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl for
its only AP title to end the 1980 sea-
Richt isn’t drawing too much
from that history.
“That’s the first time anybody’s
brought that up to me,” he said. “I
can’t worry about all that stuff.
We’re just working like mad trying
to get a game plan ready to go this
week. That’s all I can say.”
Georgia earned the trip down the
road to Atlanta with a win over
Florida to claim the tiebreaker. The
Gators were ranked third at the
time, but Richt can still draw from
that win when asked how his team
will handle a big game even if his
memory is a touch off.
“We’ve already played the No. 2
team in the country once this year
and had a good day against Florida,”
he said.
The game will feature the nation’s
two most efficient passers,
Georgia’s Aaron Murray and
Alabama’s AJ McCarron. Alabama
comes in leading the nation in scor-
ing and total defense.
Both teams are coming off
blowout wins over in-state rivals.
The Tide produced its fourth
shutout of the season with a 49-0
win over Auburn. Georgia dis-
patched Georgia Tech 42-10.
This is Alabama’s eighth time in
an SEC championship game but the
first time the team has played some-
one other than the Gators.
The Tide is aiming for its second
straight national title and third in
four years. Saban still talks like a
guy gunning for his first.
“Regardless of what you’ve
accomplished in the past, this is the
most important game we’re going to
play this entire year for our team,”
he said.
“I’m always looking forward to
the next challenge. When I can’t do
that, I probably shouldn’t do this
anymore. “
Bama-UGA gearing up for huge title game
By Janie McCauley
STANFORD — Stanford already
had the impressive national ranking
and remarkable home winning
streak — and, now, the No. 1 spot in
the poll puts even more attention
and pressure on the program.
Chiney Ogwumike had 16 points
and 11 rebounds and the top-ranked
Cardinal beat Long Beach State 77-
41 on Sunday in their first game
holding the top place in women’s
basketball in nearly eight years.
Joslyn Tinkle added 18 points and
seven rebounds and Amber Orrange
scored Stanford’s first seven points
of the game and finished with 13 for
the Cardinal (6-0), who extended
the nation’s best home winning
streak to 81 games at Maples
“I don’t think it changed much for
us. If anything it motivated us
more,” Tinkle said. “It took a lot out
of us. We were at fault, we were
sluggish at times. From here on out,
no one’s going to hand us the game,
hand us the win. We’re doing all we
can, clawing to hold that title. Our
target’s growing bigger, and bigger
and we want to keep it there.”
Orrange also had nine assists —
two shy of her career best — and
grabbed seven rebounds, regularly
looking to find Ogwumike in the
paint. Ogwumike powered to the
basket on the block to draw quick
fouls on the 49ers post players.
Alex Sanchez scored 14 points
but was her team’s lone player in
double figures as cold-shooting
Long Beach State (3-4) lost its sixth
in a row to the Cardinal in the
series. Sanchez, who came in aver-
aging a team-leading 14.4 points
per game, shot 5 for 12.
Ogwumike crashed the offensive
glass for five offensive boards as the
Cardinal held a 43-32 rebounding
advantage. Taylor Greenfield came
off the bench for 11 points with
three 3-pointers.
Stanford made 6 of its first 8 3s,
two each by Tinkle and Bonnie
Samuelson — and both of
Samuelson’s 3s came during a 21-2
run that broke the game open mid-
way through the first half and put
the Cardinal ahead 36-11. They
wound up 10 for 24 from long
“Those are the kind of contri-
butions we had in the Baylor
game,” Stanford coach Tara
VanDerveer said of her team’s
upset win last weekend against
the defending champion Lady
Bears. “To hit perimeter shots is
great. We know we have a great
inside game. Joslyn likes to
score. She’s never met a basket
she doesn’t like.”
The 49ers rallied from 22 points
down in the second half of a 77-69
win against Utah Valley on Friday
night, but were overmatched from
the opening tip against the aggres-
sive, up-tempo Cardinal.
No. 1 Stanford women rout Long Beach State 77-41
TAMPA, Fla. — Matt Ryan threw for 353
yards and overcame two big turnovers by
leading another late touchdown drive to give
the Atlanta Falcons a 24-23 victory over the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Ryan teamed with Julio Jones on an 80-
yard TD in the third quarter, but the NFC
South leaders found themselves trailing 23-17
after the Bucs marched for a touchdown, then
forced a fumble by Ryan to set up a field goal
that put the Falcons in catchup mode.
Michael Turner’s 1-yard TD run put Atlanta
ahead for good with 7:55 left. Connor Barth
missed a 56-yard goal for Tampa Bay (6-5) in
the closing minutes, and the Bucs’ four-game
winning streak ended when Josh Freeman’s
desperation pass fell incomplete in the end
zone with no time remaining.
The win enabled the Falcons (10-1) to keep
pace with Houston for the NFL’s best record.
Turner also scored a fourth-quarter TD that
helped the Falcons overcome mistakes to beat
Arizona 23-19 last week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Peyton Manning
threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and
Denver rallied for its sixth straight win.
Manning hit tight end Jacob Tamme late in
the first half and wide receiver Demaryius
Thomas in the third quarter, and that was
more than enough to overcome three field
goals by the Chiefs’ Ryan Succop as Kansas
City lost its eighth straight game.
Knowshon Moreno added 85 yards rushing
for the AFC West-leading Broncos (8-3).
Moreno got the start in place of Willis
McGahee, who went on injured reserve this
week with a knee injury.
Jamaal Charles ran for 107 yards for the
Chiefs (1-10), who failed again to punch the
ball into the end zone. They still haven’t
scored a touchdown since the first quarter
against Pittsburgh on Nov. 12, a span of more
than 11 quarters and 173 minutes of game
CHICAGO — Jay Cutler threw for 188
yards and a touchdown after missing a game
because of a concussion as Chicago ended a
two-game losing streak.
Tied with Green Bay for the NFC North
lead and just a game ahead of Minnesota (6-
5) coming in, the Bears (8-3) grabbed a 25-3
halftime lead thanks to Cutler’s pinpoint pass-
ing. The defense held Adrian Peterson in
check early on, although he finished with 108
yards rushing.
The win could prove costly. The Bears lost
wide receiver Devin Hester (concussion), run-
ning back Matt Forte (ankle), cornerback
Charles Tillman (ankle) and both starting
guards to injuries.
CLEVELAND — Chris Rainey’s fumble
with 2:25 left — Pittsburgh’s seventh of eight
turnovers — was recovered by Cleveland’s
Phil Taylor and the Browns handed their hated
rivals a potentially devastating loss.
Charlie Batch, starting at quarterback for
Pittsburgh because of injuries to Ben
Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich, was
picked off three times and the Steelers (6-5)
lost five fumbles, the last on the final play of
the game to help the Browns (3-8) beat
Pittsburgh for just the second time in 18
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden sus-
tained a head injury in the final minutes.
Backup Colt McCoy finished the win. Batch
was 20 of 34 for 199 yards.
INDIANAPOLIS — T.Y. Hilton scored on
a 75-yard punt return and caught an 8-yard
TD pass from Andrew Luck.
Hilton is the first player in franchise history
to score by punt return and pass reception in
the same game. Indy improved to 7-4.
Luck was 20 of 37 for 240 yards with a TD
and an interception.
Buffalo (4-7) ended its red-zone drought
with 11:30 left with a 1-yard TD pass from
Ryan Fitzpatrick to Lee Smith to make it 20-
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Chad Henne
threw two touchdown passes, sparking the
NFL’s worst offense for the second consecu-
tive week.
The Jaguars (2-9) snapped a
seven-game losing streak and
were competitive at home for
the first time this season.
Henne, making his first
start in more than 13 months,
found Cecil Shorts III on a
59-yard touchdown play in
the third quarter and hooked
up with rookie Justin
Blackmon for a 7-yard score
in the fourth.
The Titans (4-7) cut the lead to 21-19 on
Jake Locker’s 6-yard pass to Kenny Britt with
4:52 remaining and had the ball with a chance
to take the lead. But Russell Allen tipped
Locker’s pass over the middle, and Dwight
Lowery — back on the field after a five-week
absence — had his first interception of the
MIAMI — Dan Carpenter kicked a 43-
yard field goal on the final, and Miami scored
17 points in the last 8:08.
Rookie Ryan Tannehill drove Miami 65
yards in the final 92 seconds to set up the win-
ning kick. He finished 18 for 26 for 253 yards
and a score.
Leon Washington returned a kickoff for a
touchdown for the eighth time to tie the NFL
career record and put Seattle ahead with eight
minutes left. Miami answered with an 80-yard
drive capped by Tannehill’s 29-yard scoring
pass to Charles Clay, making it 21-all.
Miami (5-6) broke a three-game losing
streak. The Seahawks (6-5), who are unbeaten
at home this year, lost for the fifth time in six
road games.
Falcons slip by Bucs; Broncos down Chiefs
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By Tales Azzoni
SAO PAULO — Fernando Alonso stood on
the Formula One podium spraying the cus-
tomary champagne like a man with plenty of
reasons to celebrate.
Despite falling just short of his third
Formula One title for the second time in three
years, Alonso showed no signs of sulking —
calling this “by far the best season” of his
Alonso finished second to Jenson Button at
the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, which
wasn’t enough to avoid also finishing second
to Sebastian Vettel in the F1 drivers’ stand-
ings. He ended up losing the title by just three
points — having finished four points behind
Vettel in 2010.
But the Ferrari driver, who had a command-
ing lead in the championship standings mid-
way through the year, said just being able to
compete for the drivers’ championship was an
accomplishment in a car he said was slower
than the Red Bulls and McLarens all year
“It’s a very good feeling I have now,”
Alonso said. “I’m so proud and I’m so happy
to fight until the last lap with the package we
have in hands. That is the best thing for me, to
feel proud of myself, it was by far the best
season of my career and I will remember 2012
like some dream season. We didn’t achieve
the points to win the title but I won so many
things this year.”
Alonso, who won consecutive titles in 2005
and 2006, came into the season-ending
Brazilian GP needing at least a podium finish
to have a chance of overcoming Vettel’s 13-
point lead.
He had a nice start to the race, moving from
seventh to fifth after the first corner and to
third at the end of the first lap after a simulta-
neous pass over teammate Felipe Massa and
Red Bull’s Mark Webber.
It got even better as Vettel spun and dropped
to last place, but the German eventually
recovered to finish sixth, enough to secure the
“Once again today we did an impeccable
job, finishing on the podium after starting
from the fourth row, producing yet another lit-
tle Sunday miracle,” Alonso said.
“The team kept me constantly updated
about Vettel and, towards the end, I was hop-
ing something might happen to him or Button,
which would allow us to reach our goal.”
Alonso managed to stay in the title hunt
despite not winning any races in the second
half of the season. The 31-year-old Spaniard
was consistent, though, finishing on the podi-
um in seven of the final eight races.
Vettel and Alonso also fought for the cham-
pionship at the season-ending race in Abu
Dhabi in 2010. At the time, Vettel was the one
trailing in points entering the finale, but he
won the race and the title after Alonso failed
to do better than seventh.
“It was very frustrating in Abu Dhabi two
years ago because we had (the title) in our
hands and we lost it,” he said. “It was some
kind of frustration there, here is completely
the opposite.”
Alonso said he wouldn’t change anything
he and the team did this time.
“I score this season a 10,” Alonso said. “If
we had to repeat these 20 races I would
change nothing done by the team or yours
truly. We definitely did not lose the title
Alonso said he feels the season was lost in
the two races in which he was taken out by the
mistakes of other drivers, at the Belgium GP
and the Japanese GP.
“It was one car puncturing your rear tire and
one car passing over you,” he said. “Nothing
really you could do in these two starts.”
So what is he hoping for in 2013?
Alonso celebrates best season of his career
Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (L) drives ahead of team mate Felipe
Massa of Brazil during the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo Sunday.
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1. Indiana (6-0) beat Ball State 101-53. Next: vs. No.
9 North Carolina,Tuesday.
2.Louisville (5-1) did not play.Next:vs.Illinois State,
3. Ohio State (4-0) did not play. Next: at No. 5 Duke,
4. Michigan (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 16 N.C.
5.Duke (6-0) did not play.Next: vs.No.3 Ohio State,
6. Syracuse (4-0) beat Colgate 87-51. Next: at
Arkansas, Friday.
7. Florida (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Marquette,
8.Kentucky (4-1) did not play.Next:at Notre Dame,
9. North Carolina (5-1) did not play. Next: at No. 1
10.Arizona (3-0) did not play.Next:vs.Northern Ari-
11. UCLA (4-1) vs. Cal Poly. Next: vs. Cal State North-
12.Kansas (4-1) didnot play.Next:vs.SanJoseState,
13.Missouri (5-1) did not play.Next:vs.Appalachian
State, Saturday.
14.Creighton(6-0) didnot play.Next:vs.BoiseState,
15. Michigan State (5-1) beat Louisiana-Lafayette
63-60. Next: at Miami,Wednesday.
16.N.C.State (4-1) did not play.Next:at No.4 Michi-
17. Gonzaga (6-0) beat Davidson 81-67. Next: vs.
Lewis-Clark State,Thursday.
18. UNLV (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. UC Irvine,
19.Memphis (3-2) did not play.Next:vs.Tennessee-
20. Oklahoma State (5-0) beat Portland State 81-
58. Next: at Virginia Tech, Saturday.
21. UConn (5-1) beat Stony Brook 73-62. Next: vs.
New Hampshire,Thursday.
22. Cincinnati (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Alabama,
23. Colorado (5-0) beat Air Force 89-74. Next: vs.
Texas Southern,Tuesday.
24.Baylor (4-2) did not play.Next:at No.8 Kentucky,
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 9 3 .750 —
Brooklyn 8 4 .667 1
Philadelphia 8 6 .571 2
Boston 8 6 .571 2
Toronto 3 11 .214 7
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 10 3 .769 —
Atlanta 8 4 .667 1 1/2
Charlotte 7 5 .583 2 1/2
Orlando 5 8 .385 5
Washington 0 11 .000 9
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 6 5 .545 —
Chicago 6 6 .500 1/2
Indiana 6 8 .429 1 1/2
Cleveland 3 10 .231 4
Detroit 3 11 .214 4 1/2
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Memphis 9 2 .818 1/2
San Antonio 11 3 .786 —
Dallas 7 7 .500 4
Houston 6 7 .462 4 1/2
New Orleans 3 8 .273 6 1/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 10 4 .714 —
Denver 7 6 .538 2 1/2
Utah 7 7 .500 3
Portland 6 7 .462 3 1/2
Minnesota 5 7 .417 4
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 8 5 .615 —
Golden State 8 6 .571 1/2
L.A. Lakers 7 7 .500 1 1/2
Phoenix 6 8 .429 2 1/2
Sacramento 4 9 .308 4
Atlanta 104, L.A. Clippers 93
Oklahoma City 116, Philadelphia 109, OT
Charlotte 108,Washington 106,2OT
Miami 110, Cleveland 108
L.A. Lakers 115, Dallas 89
Chicago 93, Milwaukee 86
Sacramento 108, Utah 97
Golden State 96, Minnesota 85
New York 121, Detroit 100
San Antonio 111,Toronto 106,2OT
Brooklyn 98, Portland 85
Philadelphia 104, Phoenix 101
Boston 116, Orlando 110, OT
New Orleans at Denver, late
San Antonio at Washington, 4 p.m.
New York at Brooklyn, 4 p.m.
Portland at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
New England 8 3 0 .727 407 244
Miami 5 6 0 .455 211 226
N.Y. Jets 4 7 0 .364 221 290
Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 243 319
Houston 10 1 0 .909 327 211
Indianapolis 7 4 0 .636 230 273
Tennessee 4 7 0 .364 238 335
Jacksonville 2 9 0 .182 188 308
Baltimore 9 2 0 .818 283 219
Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 231 210
Cincinnati 6 5 0 .545 282 247
Cleveland 3 8 0 .273 209 248
Denver 8 3 0 .727 318 221
San Diego 4 7 0 .364 245 237
Oakland 3 8 0 .273 218 356
Kansas City 1 10 0 .091 161 301
N.Y. Giants 7 4 0 .636 305 226
Washington 5 6 0 .455 295 285
Dallas 5 6 0 .455 242 262
Philadelphia 3 7 0 .300 162 252
Atlanta 10 1 0 .909 294 216
Tampa Bay 6 5 0 .545 310 254
New Orleans 5 6 0 .455 308 304
Carolina 2 8 0 .200 184 243
Chicago 8 3 0 .727 277 175
Green Bay 7 4 0 .636 273 245
Minnesota 6 5 0 .545 248 249
Detroit 4 7 0 .364 267 280
San Francisco 8 2 1 .773 276 155
Seattle 6 5 0 .545 219 185
St. Louis 4 6 1 .409 205 254
Arizona 4 7 0 .364 180 227
Houston 34, Detroit 31, OT
Washington 38, Dallas 31
New England 49, N.Y. Jets 19
Denver 17, Kansas City 9
Chicago 28, Minnesota 10
Cincinnati 34, Oakland 10
Cleveland 20, Pittsburgh 14
Indianapolis 20, Buffalo 13
Jacksonville 24,Tennessee 19
Atlanta 24,Tampa Bay 23
Miami 24, Seattle 21
Baltimore 16, San Diego 13, OT
St. Louis 31, Arizona 17
San Francisco 31, New Orleans 21
N.Y. Giants 38, Green Bay 10
Carolina at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
vs. Arizona
vs. Denver
vs. Orlando
National Basketball Association
HOUSTON ROCKETS — Recalled F/C Donatas
Motiejunas from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).
National Football League
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Released WR Carlton
DENVER BRONCOS — Released RB Jeremiah John-
son from the practice squad.
fo’ou from the practice squad.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS - Signed T Kevin Haslem
from the practice squad.
AUBURN — Fired football coach Gene Chizik.
N.C. STATE — Fired football coach Tom O’Brien.
PURDUE — Fired football coach Danny Hope.
UCLA — Announced junior G Tyler Lamb has been
released from the men’s basketball team and will
National Football League
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Waived OL Rich Ranglin.
Signed WR Jamar Newsome from the practice
OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed LB Kaelin Burnett
from the practice squad.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Released OL Kyle DeVan.
Signed RB Darren Evans from the practice squad.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Recalled D Charles Landry
from Florida (ECHL).
ECHL — Suspended Ontario F Derek Couture one
game and Evansville LW Patrick Kennedy pending
review for their actions during Friday’s games.
Central HockeyLeague
MISSOURI MAVERICKS — Signed F Evan Vossen.
WICHITA THUNDER — Signed F Todd Griffith.
ARKANSAS — Announced football coach John L.
Smith will not return next year.
by Giants
So much for that tired arm for Eli
Manning, and that offensive slump
for the New York Giants. They got it
fixed in their bye week, then routed
the Green Bay Packers 38-10
Sunday night.
The Packers certainly can attest to
New York’s turnaround following a
week off. The showcase game was
decided early as the Giants
outscored the Packers 31-10 in the
opening half and cruised. Manning
reached 200 career TD passes by
throwing for three scores as New
York (7-4) snapped a two-game
slide, ended Green Bay’s five-game
winning streak, and opened a two-
game lead in the NFC East.
The Packers (7-4) were missing
such key starters as linebacker Clay
Matthews, defensive back Charles
Woodson and receiver Greg
Jennings, and it showed as they fell
one game behind NFC North leader
Chicago. After being manhandled in
last season’s playoffs by the Giants,
who went on to win the Super Bowl,
the Packers weren’t much more
competitive this time. Aaron
Rodgers was sacked five times,
including twice by Mathias
Kiwanuka, who spent much of the
game at defensive tackle rather than
in his usual linebacker spot.
New York struck early with a
screen pass to Bradshaw off a fake
reverse to Victor Cruz.
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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for a free quote or
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contact us at:
just received a message from a friend of
the organization. Her story, and the
important message behind it, bears
repeating. She says that a while back, she and
her neighbors noticed a cat hanging around a
house. A tenant, who moved out, had been
the one feeding this cat and was afraid the cat
would suffer after he left. Neighbors jumped
in to help, leaving food and water until the
building’s owners posted a sign asking that
this stop. The cat had a significant health con-
cern — literally no nose possibly due to can-
cer — and could hardly breathe. One of the
neighbors called PHS/SPCA to report this
obviously abandoned cat’s condition and suf-
fering. We arrived the same day, secured the
cat and rushed back to the shelter where our
veterinarian examined the cat thoroughly and
decided euthanasia was the necessary and
only course to prevent even more suffering.
There were other health issues besides those
obvious to the cat’s rescuers. Our local friend
wanted to pass along her gratitude to our offi-
cers and vet staff, who, as she said, put the
animal’s welfare first and limited what could
have been a prolonged period of suffering.
The message to others reading is this:
PHS/SPCA, your animal shelter, is here for
the difficult and unpleasant work. People
should not hesitate to call for help, to report
abuse or neglect. We depend — the animals
depend on people not minding their own
business and on people who insist on getting
involved. The outcome may not always be a
happy one; it could be a merciful one. When
Good Samaritans bring sick or injured
wildlife to us, they are often deeply saddened
when they learn the animal did not make it.
Some even question why they took time in
the first place to get involved. Taking the time
is essential as it often means we can limit an
animals’ suffering.
Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach,
Field Services, Cruelty Investigation,
Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and
staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos
Center for Compassion.
By David Germain
LOS ANGELES — Bella Swan,
James Bond and Abe Lincoln have
combined to lift Hollywood to
record Thanksgiving revenue at the
box office.
Kristen Stewart’s finale as Bella
in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn — Part 2” was No. 1 again
with $64 million during the five-day
holiday stretch that began
Wednesday, according to studio
estimates Sunday.
Daniel Craig’s Bond adventure
“Skyfall” came in at No. 2 with $51
million, while Daniel Day-Lewis
and Steven Spielberg’s Civil War
saga “Lincoln” finished third with
$34.1 million.
According to box-office tracker
Hollywood.com, the three films paced
Hollywood to an all-time
Thanksgiving week best of about $290
million from Wednesday to Sunday.
That tops the previous record of
$273 million over Thanksgiving in
2009, when “The Twilight Saga:
New Moon” led the weekend.
This Thanksgiving also was a
huge 25 percent jump from a year
ago, when domestic revenues were
a weak $232 million as some big
holiday releases fizzled.
With a strong December lineup
ahead, Hollywood has resumed its
record revenue pace for the year
after a brief box-office lull in late
summer and early fall.
Domestic revenues for 2012 are at
$9.75 billion, putting Hollywood
potentially on track for its first $11
billion year, which would beat the
2009 record of $10.6 billion, said
Hollywood.com analyst Paul
“We’re barreling toward a record-
breaking box-office year,”
Dergarabedian said. “It’s built on
the back of just a lot of really strong
movies that have come out over the
past few weekends. It bodes very
well for the rest of the holidays.”
The “Twilight” finale, “Skyfall”
and “Lincoln” finished in the same
top-three rankings for the second-
straight weekend as new releases
were unable to dislodge the
Released by Lionsgate’s Summit
Entertainment banner, “Breaking
Dawn — Part 2,” pulled in $43.1
million from Friday to Sunday, rais-
ing its domestic total to $227 mil-
lion. The movie added $97.4 mil-
lion overseas to bring its interna-
tional total to $350.8 million and its
worldwide take to $577.7 million.
Sony’s “Skyfall” also topped
$200 million domestically, ringing
up $36 million for the three-day
weekend to put its U.S. total at
$221.7 million. With $41.3 million
more overseas, “Skyfall” raised its
international revenues to $568.4
million and its worldwide sales to
$790.1 million.
“Lincoln,” a DreamWorks film
distributed by Disney, took in $25
million over the weekend to lift its
domestic revenue to $62.2 million.
Leading the newcomers was
Paramount and DreamWorks
Animation’s tale “Rise of the
Guardians” at No. 4 with $24 mil-
lion for the weekend and $32.6 mil-
lion since opening Wednesday.
Based on William Joyce’s
“Guardians of Childhood” books,
“Rise of the Guardians” gathers
Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the
Tooth Fairy and other mythical
beings as a team of heroes battling
an evil overlord.
Close behind at No. 5 was direc-
tor Ang Lee’s shipwreck saga “Life
of Pi” at No. 5 with $22 million
over the weekend. The 20th Century
Fox release has taken in $30.2 mil-
lion domestically since its
Wednesday debut and added $17.5
million in four Asian markets.
“Life of Pi” was adapted from
Yann Martel’s best-selling novel
about an Indian youth adrift on a
lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Many
fans considered the introspective
novel impossible to film, but Lee
has charmed audiences and critics
with an inspiring survival story told
through dazzling 3-D images.
The weekend’s other new wide
release, a remake of the 1980s U.S.-
invasion tale “Red Dawn,” opened
at No. 7 with $14.6 million, raising
its total to $22 million since debut-
ing Wednesday.
“Red Dawn” sat on the shelf for
three years while studio backer
MGM went through bankruptcy,
with distributor FilmDistrict even-
tually picking it up for domestic
release. The movie’s cast includes
Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) and Josh
Hutcherson (”The Hunger Games”)
in a story of young guerrillas bat-
tling North Korean invaders.
In limited release, Fox
Searchlight’s “Hitchcock” opened
solidly with about $300,000 in 17
theaters. The movie stars Anthony
Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in a
behind-the-scenes story of the mak-
ing of “Psycho.”
The weekend’s overall strength
came from a broad range of films
that clicked with various audiences,
from action and family fare to
thoughtful drama.
“This is a marketplace that has
something for everyone,” said Chris
Aronson, head of distribution for
20th Century Fox. “You have some-
thing deeper like ‘Life of Pi,’ yet
you have a very successful sequel in
‘Twilight’ at the same time. Adult
bio-drama, if you will, in ‘Lincoln,’
and you have Bond. That’s the
secret to a very successful and bal-
anced marketplace.”
Big movies lead record weekend
1.“The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn — Part 2,” $43.1 million
($97.4 million international).
2.“Skyfall,”$36 million ($41.3 mil-
lion international).
3.“Lincoln,”$25 million.
4.“Rise of the Guardians,”$24 mil-
lion ($10 million international).
5.“Life of Pi,” $22 million ($17.5
million international)
6.“Wreck-It Ralph,”$16.8 million
($2.1 million international).
7.“Red Dawn,”$14.6 million.
8.“Flight,”$8.6 million ($723,000
9.“Silver Linings Playbook,”$4.6
million ($1.6 million interna-
10.“Argo,”$3.9 million ($6 million
Top 10 movies
With so many older adults living alone and in
poverty, some San Mateo and San Bruno and
surrounding area seniors will undoubtedly be
struggling to make ends meet this holiday sea-
That’s why the area Home Instead Senior
Care office has partnered with retailers and
community organizations to make sure isolated
seniors receive gifts and companionship
through the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
With the support of Atria Daly City,
Brookside Skilled Nursing, Magnolia of
Millbrae, CVS locations, volunteers and
members of the community, the local Home
Instead Senior Care office will collect and dis-
tribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise
spend the holiday alone.
The Be a Santa to a Senior program will
run through Dec. 19. Christmas trees will fea-
ture ornaments with the first names of the sen-
iors and their respective gift requests.
Holiday shoppers are asked to pick up an
ornament off special Be a Santa to a Senior
Christmas trees, buy items on the list and
return them unwrapped to the store, along with
the ornament attached.
The Home Instead Senior Care office will
then enlist the volunteer help of its staff, sen-
ior-care business associates, nonprofit workers
and others to collect, wrap and distribute the
For more information about the program
visit www.beasantatoasenior.com or call 522-
8009 in San Mateo and (415) 333-3944 or 877-
8009 in San Bruno.
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Syndee Winters,left,and Jelani Ramey sang holiday songs and selections from Disney’s Broad-
way musical The Lion King during a special performance at the Hillsdale Shopping Center on
Friday,November 16.Winters and Ramey play Nala and Simba during the show’s 11-week en-
gagement at the SHN Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, which will end on January 13.The
festivities included a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Mall’s 32 foot tree.
Officer Travis Barker of the San Mateo Police Department brings service with a smile during
Tip A Cop, an annual fundraiser held on Thursday, November 15 at the Fish Market Restau-
rant. Seated, from left to right, are Jason, Landy, Don, Katie, and Alysea Wang. Proceeds from
this event benefit the Special Olympics of California and will help provide year-round train-
ing and competition in twelve different sports.
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ceed more rapidly, with the dedication Sept.
17, 1776. Work was also begun on the original
mission, a small chapel measuring 28 feet by
14 feet, made of wood, plastered with clay,
and topped with a roof made of tule thatch. It
would be dedicated Oct. 9, 1776, the sixth
Mission to be established under the direction
of Father Junipero Serra. In 1782, the mis-
sion’s location was moved two blocks to the
west, a new structure being built measuring
114 feet by 22 feet, with adobe walls some 4
feet thick. It was dedicated on April 3, 1791.
Besides securing territory for Spain, the sol-
diers and the church fathers had the duty to
bring in more settlers and to convert the
Indians to Christianity. There were sometimes
as many as a thousand Indians within the
Mission land area, assisting in the farming
and the care of livestock. The Mission needed
to be self-sustaining and it needed laborers to
be so.
When Mission Dolores could no longer
accommodate the growing congregation, a
larger parish church was built next door to it.
The 1906 earthquake damaged the parish
church so badly, it had to be torn down. A new
one was built in 1918. But the little Mission
Church of St. Francis of Assisi came through
the earthquake almost unscathed. It is the old-
est surviving structure in San Francisco, with-
standing time and temblors and tourists.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold Fredricks
appears in the Monday edition of the Daily
Continued from page 3
conforming use.
Leading up to the next public hearing, the
Daily Journal requested 665 pages of public
documents, mostly letters and emails
exchanged between city staff and the appli-
cants, that detail the history of the project and
why a public process ended abruptly after the
applicants sought a zoning code amendment to
allow for a continued market use on the site.
The City Attorney’s Office has also indicat-
ed more documents will be released soon
related to the issue.
Under a public records request, the city
released 665 pages of documents related to
the market use at the former deli.
The documents show the city did not get
involved with the former deli project until
after it was determined that demolition work
had been done on the property without the
proper permits.
The documents show Councilman Jack
Matthews, an architect hired by Portfolio,
had his hand in the project early on but that
his company was repeatedly told by city staff
that the market use had “discontinued” for
more than six months and therefore had to be
reverted back to a residential use.
The documents also show that several mem-
bers of the city's planning department were
involved in Portfolio’s application to amend the
city’s zoning code, including Ron Munekawa,
Stephen Scott, Julia Yeh and finally Lisa Ring.
The applicants, Isaac Choy and Susan Lin of
Hillsborough, were told that a zoning code
amendment process could be a lengthy one
dependent on final City Council approval.
Choy and Lin, however, entered into a con-
tract with Portfolio to buy the land back in
In a letter to Principal Planner Stephen Scott
on Oct. 18, 2011, the couple wrote: “It has been
represented to us that the buyer has signed a
lease with a national credit retailer on a long-
term basis contingent upon obtaining city
approval to continue the existing use as a neigh-
borhood convenience use. Not only will the
buyer significantly upgrade the appearance of
the property from an aesthetic standpoint, the
neighborhood convenience market adheres to
the city of San Mateo’s future vision for the
local submarket and surrounding areas.”
Although, the letter does not mention 7-
Eleven by name, the company signed a 30-year
term lease with Portfolio just a few days after
the sale of the property was finalized between
Choy and Lin and Portfolio this past August.
Choy and Lin are likely to be called to
answer to the process as the attorney for the
neighborhood has subpoena power.
Yeh was handling the application up until
shortly before a neighborhood meeting was
held on Feb. 29 of this year to discuss the zon-
ing code amendment. The project was then
handed off to Ring, who then sought a second
opinion on city code from the City Attorney’s
Office on whether the owners had intended to
“abandon” the use of the property as a market.
“Discontinue,” “abandon,” “and” and “or”
in city code apparently made it just ambiguous
enough for counsel within the City Attorney’s
Office to come up with competing opinions on
whether the market use should be allowed.
Since the city has no legislative intent related
to the code when it was adopted, 1961, the lan-
guage of the code could be seen as ambiguous,
City Attorney Shawn Mason told the council at
its last meeting related to the market use.
But as a neighborhood meeting was set for
Feb. 29 to discuss the zoning code amend-
ment being sought, Ring had a conversation
with interim assistant City Attorney Cecilia
Quick, allegedly related to whether the prop-
erty owners had intended to abandon the
property for market use. Choy and Lin had
marketed the space for office use in 2011,
prior to entering a contract with Portfolio.
After that conversation, Ring and city plan-
ners then changed the scope of the neighbor-
hood meeting to discuss a continued market
use on the site, rather than the applicant seek-
ing a zoning code amendment since one was
no longer needed.
In an email sent to Ring by Quick on March
2 of this year, Quick writes: “Hi Lisa — this
memorializes our conversation regarding the
issues regarding the vacant market in an area
which is zoned for residential. .... Although the
code uses the word ‘discontinue,’ it also uses
the word ‘abandoned.’ It appears the code
intends for those words to be synonymous.
Case law clarifies that when looking to deter-
mine if a use has been ‘abandoned,’ merely
ceasing the use is not enough to prove the
That email has been scorned by area residents,
who wonder how it could have so abruptly ended
a public process related to the zoning code
amendment when the City Attorney’s Office had
previously and continuously beat back other
applicants interested in continuing a non-resi-
dential use on the property, such as a restaurant.
Quick’s email and the zoning code amend-
ment neighborhood meeting were also called
into question by other city staff, including
Lisa Grote, the city’s Community
Development director.
In an email to Munekawa from Grote, she
writes: “I believe that Lisa mentioned to me that
at the neighborhood meeting she’d told Stanley
Lo [the listing agent] not to mention the zoning
code amendment and to instead talk about the
market that was going to locate in the vacant
building because by the time the neighborhood
meeting was held, staff had already made the
determination that the code amendment was not
needed and that the use was a continuation of a
legal non-conforming use. The chronology does-
n’t seem to show that sequence of events. Can
you shed more light on this?”
Staff then developed a timeline detailing
what happened leading up to the neighbor-
hood meeting in February.
The timeline was then sent to City Manager
Susan Loftus by Grote on Sept. 26.
The timeline states: “Between the time the
notice was sent on Feb. 17 and the meeting being
held Feb. 29, Lisa R. and Cecilia had more
detailed conversations about the definition of
abandonment of a non-conforming use and
determined that the market use had not been
abandoned and therefore a zoning ordinance
amendment was not required. As a result of this
determination, both the applicant and Lisa
explained at the public meeting that a zoning
ordinance amendment was not required and that
a future building permit application could be
made for another retail market. A 7-Eleven use
was not mentioned at the meeting and Lisa does
not believe the owners had yet been in touch with
any 7-Eleven representatives.”
Seventeen people attended the neighbor-
hood meeting, including Gene Stangelini,
Susan Lin and former planning commission-
er Bertha Sanchez, according to the timeline.
Hand-written notes from the meeting show a
rough drawing of the building with several areas
of concern listed by attendees, including “light
spillover,” “hours of operation,” and “how does
the size compare to a typical 7-Eleven.”
Soon after the neighborhood meeting,
building permits were granted and signs went
up in the neighborhood announcing the
arrival of a new 7-Eleven.
Deputy Mayor David Lim then called for hear-
ings to determine whether to terminate the non-
conforming use of the property after residents in
the neighborhood started to complain.
On Nov. 15, the council voted unanimously
to conduct continued hearings to determine
whether a 7-Eleven is a legal non-conforming
use for the property.
The attorneys for both 7-Eleven and Portfolio
have offered city staff great praise in allowing
for a continued market use on the property as
Stangelini’s operated there nearly 70 years and
said the hearings were taking place because
someone in the city was “second guessing” the
city’s “paid for professional staff.”
Matthews, for his part, recused himself from
the last meeting since he had some dealings with
the property owner. Some residents have ques-
tioned his firm’s involvement in the 7-Eleven set
to open soon but the city documents released so
far seem to indicate his company was repeated-
ly told by city staff that a market use was not
possible any longer on the site, since the use had
discontinued for more than six months.
Portfolio and 7-Eleven anticipate their com-
bined losses to be in the $8 million range if
the city does terminate the market use.
Portfolio bought the property for slightly
more than $1 million.
A Planning Commission meeting originally
scheduled for this Tuesday has been canceled.
Continued from page 1
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling
by the Seminarians and Guests,
Holiday Boutique. 4 p.m. St. Patrick’s
Seminary and University, 320
Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. Tree
lighting at 5 p.m. Free. For more
information visit
An Evening with Anita Moorjani. 7
p.m. Sofia University, East Meadow
Circle, Palo Alto. Author Moorjani will
speak about her near-death
experience and the lessons she
learned. Diagnosed with cancer in
2006, was given only hours to live
and fell into a coma. In the coma, she
entered another dimension and
experienced great clarity and
understanding. Free. For more
information visit sofia.edu.
Camellias. 7 p.m. Veterans Memorial
Building, 1435 Madison Ave.,
Redwood City. Sasanquas in the
garden will be the topic of an
illustrated presentation by Yuri
Panchul, noted Camellia researcher
and Sasanqua expert. There will be
light refreshments. Free. For more
information email
Lindy, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rhythm.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Boogie Woogie
Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite
G, Foster City. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lindy,
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Foxtrot, 8 p.m. to 9
p.m. Quickstep, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rhythm Dance Student's Choice. For
more information visit
Staffing Services Roundtable. 10
a.m. to Noon. Foster City Community
Center, 1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster
City. Meet a variety of staffing firms in
diverse industries, sponsored by
Phase2Careers. Free. For more
information visit phase2careers.org.
Lecture: The Golden Gate Bridge
and the Extraordinary City it
Enhances. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Little House/Peninsula Volunteers,
800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Free for
members. $3 general admission. For
more information call 326-2025.
Salsa, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Boogie Woogie
Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite
G, Foster City. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For
Beginners Only Salsa 1, 8 p.m. to 9
p.m. Cha Cha, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Beginning West Coast Swing, 8:30
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Intermediate West
Coast Swing, 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
West Coast Swing Practice Session.
For more information visit
Christmas at Kohl. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive,
Burlingame. There will be holiday
music, docent presentations on the
mansion and refreshments served.
$10. For more information call 762-
SLAC: Celebrating 50 Years of
Scientific Discovery. 7 p.m. Oshman
Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo
ALto. Dr. Burton Richter will discuss
how SLAC helped define science of
today and Dr. Norbert Holtkamp will
share his vision of how SLAC will
enable the science of the future.
Richter is a Nobel Prize-winning
physicist and director emeritus at
SLAC. Holtkamp works at the SLAC
National Accelerator Laboratory. $10
for members. $15 for non-members.
$7 for students with valid ID. For
more information and tickets call
(408) 280-5530 or visit
It’s Time to Dish: Disabilities
Community Networking Social.
Room 100, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 225 37th
Ave., San Mateo. Those who plan on
attending should bring a potluck
dish that best represents their
organization. RSVP by Nov. 26. For
more information and to RSVP call
Domenico Winery Ladies’ Night
Holiday Boutique and Benefit. 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. Domenico Winery, 1697
Industrial Road, San Carlos. Shoppers
can browse and buy from more than
25 vendors with unique and
handcrafted gifts, including jewelry,
accessories, fashion, skin care,
speciality food items, services and
more. The winery will provide free
hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.
Owners will donate 25 percent of
proceeds from evening’s wine sales
to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief
Fund. Public is invited, admission is
free and no reservation is required.
For more information call 593-2335.
Speaker Tim Ferriss. 7 p.m. Oshman
Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo
Alto. Tim Ferriss, author of the Four-
Hour Series featuring ‘Four-Hour
Chef ’ will discuss his work. $12 for
members. $20 for non-members. For
more information and tickets visit
Thirstday Night Music. 7 p.m. to 10
p.m. Iron Gate Restaurant, 1360 El
Camino Real, Belmont. Come for live
music courtesy of Maneck Band,
which will be performing classic rock,
blues, reggae and contemporary
songs to dance to. For more
information visit www.iron-gate.com.
Dragon Productions Presents:
‘March.’ 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 535
Alma St., Palo Alto. $25 general, $20
seniors, $16 student. To purchase
tickets visit
www.dragonproductions.net. For
more information call 493-2006.
Theater: 18 1/2 Minutes. 8 p.m.
Prosser Studio Theater, Stanford
University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Prices range from $5 to $10. For more
information visit stanford.edu.
Natasha Tretheway, U.S. Poet
Laureate 2012 and Pulitzer Prixe
Winner 2007. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Skyline College, Building 6, Room
6202, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno.
Free. For more information call 738-
Ohlone for Kids 2013 Drawing
Contest. 5 p.m. extended deadline.
No entry fee. Win four Ohlone for
Kids (OFK) summers classes valued
at $400 and be featured on the cover
of the 2013 OFK schedule. Entries
must be from students in grade three
to 10. Previous OFK class attendance
and participation is not required. For
more information and guidelines
visit www.ohloneforkids.com.
Opening Reception and Ceramics
Sale. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. San Mateo
Ceramics Studio, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San
Mateo. The studios are located
between the tennis courts and
baseball field. Students of the San
Mateo Ceramics program will have
hand-crafted pottery and ceramic
sculptures on sale. Admission is free.
For more information call 522-7440.
‘Die Fledermaus.’ Taube Center,
Notre Dame de Namur University,
1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. 7:30 p.m.
The Department of Music and Vocal
Arts at Notre Dame de Namur
University presents Johann Strauss’
operetta ‘Die Fledermaus.’ Performed
in English and presented in
collaboration with the Castro Valley
Arts Foundation Opera Academy of
California. General admission $25,
students and seniors $15. To
purchase tickets visit
www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call
(800) 838-3006.
Dragon Productions Presents:
‘March.’ 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 535
Alma St., Palo Alto. $25 general, $20
seniors, $16 student. To purchase
tickets visit
www.dragonproductions.net. For
more information call 493-2006.
Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat. 8 p.m.
Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 E. Hillsdale
Blvd., Foster City. The show will run
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8
p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. until 3
p.m. $34 for adults and seniors. For
more information and for tickets
call 349-6411 or visit
CSM Student Art Exhibition. All day.
CSM College Center Building 10,
Bayview Dining Room, 1700 W.
Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. The first
2D Art exhibit in College Center
Building 10 presenting paintings,
drawings, mixed media, digital art
and mosaics by art students in CSM
art classes. For more information call
Breakfast with Santa. 8 a.m.
California Pizza Kitchen, Hillsdale
Shopping Center, 60 31st Ave., San
Mateo. There will be an assortment
of breakfast pizzas, fruit, coffee, juice,
tea, as well as a meet and greet with
Santa including crafts and photos.
Proceeds benefit The Beat Rolls On
For MS charity. $9. For more
information and for tickets go to
E-Waste Drive. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster
Ave., Redwood City. Free. Green
Citizen is hosting this E-Waste drive
at Sequoia’s Brewster Ave. parking
lot. Drop off any worn-out electronic
devices so that they can be recycled
responsibly. For more information
call 921-0641.
Holiday Traditions From Around
the World. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. San
Mateo County History Museum, 2200
Broadway, Redwood City. The event
will feature children’s ornament-
making crafts and a performance by
SF State University’s Handbell Choir.
There will also be photos with Santa
Claus. Free. For more information call
299-0104 or go to historysmc.org.
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
Like other cities in the county, the San
Carlos mayor is not elected separately
but rotates each year. If Grassilli does
not take up the mayor position before the
end of 2013 and doesn’t run for re-elec-
tion, he will not get the opportunity,
Grocott said.
“He should get the chance to be mayor
but not have it be so short that it doesn’t
carry any value or meaning to it,”
Grocott said.
A mid-year reorganization has not
happened before in San Carlos in any-
one’s memory but is allowed under the
city’s code of conduct which clarifies the
mayor serves at the will of the council
and is not guaranteed by seniority or
rank, said Grocott.
He should know — in 2003, Grocott
and then-councilwoman Inge Tiegel
Doherty battled for the vice mayor slot.
Both joined the council simultaneously
but Doherty was completing an unfin-
ished term while Grocott was beginning
a full run. Tiegel Doherty ultimately
won and the city later adopted the code
to prevent future acrimony.
Councilman Ron Collins said he’s fine
with Grocott and Grassilli splitting the
term but wants assurances that the
mayor will definitely follow through.
“But if we’re going to do that, why not
just postpone the organization for three
months?” Collins said.
While Grocott said he is fine with
whichever route the council chooses, he
is hoping for the chance to hold the
annual State of the City address in the
early months. Rather than present a
speech, Grocott said he’s looking at a
new format in which individuals from
different industries and the community
offer their perspectives on the city’s
The San Carlos City Council meets 7
p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at City Hall, 600
Elm St., San Carlos.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email:
michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102.
Contract proposals to require
furloughs, save Millbrae cash
Contract agreements with three of
Millbrae’s employee unions, which
could save the city over $350,000, will
go before the City Council Monday.
Tentative one-year agreements are from
July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with
the Sanitation Workers Association, Fire
Fighters’ Association, and the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Local 856. Each agreement represents a 5
percent decrease in total compensation for
each group, according to the staff reports.
If adopted, the agreements represent
$353,000 in savings — $50,274 with
the Sanitation Workers, $136,747 with
the firefighters, and $166,392 with the
Teamsters, according to staff reports.
While the details of the tentative
agreements with the firefighters and san-
itation workers were not available, the
Teamsters agreement was included in
the City Council background packet.
The teamsters agreement requires four
furlough days, specifically 32 hours, for
each full-time employee. That require-
ment would be proportionally pro-rated
for part-time employees, according to
the agreement.
At the same meeting, the council will
review the draft housing element update.
The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 27 at City Hall, 621 Magnolia Ave.
Continued from page 1
charged fees that are exempt under state
law. Since most counties in the state
used the same interpretation of the law
to withhold the tax dollars, the ruling
means they are now required to pay up.
The refunds date from fiscal year 2006
to 2007 and range in San Mateo County
from just under $2,000 to as much as
$60,000 for each of the years since, said
Benjamin Fay, a lawyer representing
them who filed a friend of the court brief
on behalf of the League of California
“Two grand might be small for one
city but $60,000 for another will proba-
bly cover part of a police officer. It does
start adding up,” said Fay who represents
15 of the county’s cities.
According Chief Deputy County
Counsel Paul Okada, the overall total
owed back to the cities is about a half-
million dollars a year since 2006, or
roughly $3 million.
San Mateo County has a good rela-
tionship with its cities which is why Fay
and Okada said neither side was eager to
litigate the issue. Instead, they agreed to
wait until after the Southern California
case wound its way up to the California
Supreme Court which it ultimately did
after several flip-flops in lower jurisdic-
tions. Okada anticipates both sides con-
necting to pencil out the actual refunds
after the holiday season.
Fay said he believes some counties in
the state may have been trying to grab
any money they could from cities but
thinks San Mateo County’s motives
were different.
“The county was simply doing what
clearly they felt was the right thing to do
and the trial courts did agree in the first
place,” Fay said.
The county, like all statewide, collects
and distributes property tax revenue and
takes an administrative fee. ERAF
money, which is used to meet constitu-
tional school funding requirements, can-
not be used to determine the fees
But when the state passed two laws in
2004 to close budget gaps — known
commonly as the sales tax “triple flip”
and vehicle license fee swap — some
counties thought that meant ERAF was
no longer exempt and began withholding
the extra fees.
In 2009, a judge ruled Los Angeles
County’s withholding was legal but a
appellate court disagreed and sided with
the 47 cities that sued. The county
appealed to the state Supreme Court
which led to last Monday’s decision.
Michelle Durand can be reached by email:
michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102.
Continued from page 1
Reynaldo Aguiniga pinned between a
concrete garbage can and a tree near a
San Mateo County Transportation
Authority bus stop.
Aguiniga was taken to a hospital
where he later succumbed to his injuries,
police said.
A preliminary investigation revealed
that the driver of a green 1994 Chevrolet
Camaro — who was later identified as
Josue Lopez, 26, of San Mateo — appar-
ently lost control of the vehicle as he left
a nearby parking lot at high speed,
police said.
Lopez’ car struck a garbage can that
dislodged and hit Aguiniga, pushing him
several feet into a tree, police said.
Lopez allegedly got out of his car and
checked on Aguilar before driving off,
police said.
A 5-year-old child was in the back seat
of the Camaro at the time of the crash,
police said.
Witnesses gave police a description of
the suspect’s vehicle and a partial license
plate number, and Lopez was later
arrested without incident.
There was no indication that drugs or
alcohol were involved in the collision.
Lopez was booked at San Mateo
County Jail for vehicular manslaughter,
felony hit and run and child endanger-
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Local brief
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Establish an
agenda and do your best to adhere to it. Unless you
put some kind of plan together, you could get into
trouble when trying to cut corners.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- While in your pres-
ence, a couple of friends might put down an absent
friend. Under no circumstances should you contribute
to the bash-fest.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Details could be
of unusual importance when it comes to your big
objectives. A failure to read the fne print and double-
check everything could deprive you of the success
you usually enjoy.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- There are very few
things that would invite as many complications as
would you being a copycat. Methods that worked
well for another might cause you big trouble, and
damage your reputation to boot.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Guard against tempta-
tion to spend money on something that has previ-
ously proven to be wasteful. Don’t be misled twice
-- you can’t afford it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Although you might
feel impelled to make a diffcult decision, don’t do so
impulsively. Take plenty of time to study the matter
frst, weighing all of your alternatives.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A poor attitude will work
to your detriment if you’re not careful. You could
easily make a problematical assignment even more
diffcult than it already is.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be extremely careful
not to come on too strong in your business and per-
sonal matters. Even if your input is well intended, your
associates might feel you’re trying to dominate them.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your respect for authority
fgures could appear to be nonexistent if you’re not
careful. Be as diplomatic as possible when dealing
with persons who have a lot of clout.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If someone should ask
you to deliver a message, take precautions and write
it down. Your memory might not be up to it’s usual
strength, and you may lose something in translation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Don’t trust important
instructions to your memory. Your recall might not be
as fawless as you think, and if not, you could land in
a lot of trouble.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Cooperativeness is
always important, but it’s especially essential in your
current one-on-one relationships. If you lack the ability
to work well with others, it could cause needless
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12 Nobleman
14 Always, to Keats
15 Jolt into action
17 Onassis nickname
18 Breathe hard
19 Isis’ beloved
21 -- -- grip!
23 Rational
24 More downcast
27 Time to eat
29 Dolt
30 Contradicts
34 Benevolence
37 Debate side
38 Therefore
39 Chances to play
41 Wheel rod
43 Bride’s buy
45 Parthenon site
47 -- nova
50 Director -- Howard
51 Footwear choice
54 --, amas, amat
55 PlayStation maker
56 Den
57 Ceiling fxture
58 Mr. Craven
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24 Where cranberries grow
25 Thai neighbor
26 Roswell crasher
28 Olive yield
30 Band booking
31 Kenya’s loc.
32 Hither and --
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35 Edit out
36 Demolishes
39 Double dates
40 Still on the market
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We expect a commitment of four to
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 517227
Jennifer Rene’e Palm
Petitioner, Jennifer Rene’e Palm filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Jennifer Rene’e Palm,
aka Jennifer Rene’e Palm-Tindell
Proposed name: Jennifer Rene’e Guine-
vere Ishara Aide
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on December
13, 2012 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2E,
at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 10/19/2012
/s/ Joseph C. Scott/
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 10/18/2012
(Published, 11/05/12, 11/12/12,
11/19/12, 11/26/12)
The following person is doing business
as: Sleight of Mind, 320 Concord Dr.,
MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Nathan
Hadsall, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Nathan Hadsall /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/30/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/05/12, 11/12/12, 11/19/12, 11/26/12).
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 - 3GS phone on Nov. 13th at 7:00
a.m. on 3rd Avenue & Railroad, in San
Mateo, Call (650)458-8170
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
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
SLICING MACHINE Stainless steel,
electric, almost new, excellent condition,
$50 (650)341-1628
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
25 Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
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296 Appliances
SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
TABLE TOP refrigerator 1.8 cubic feet
brown in color, $45, call (650)591-3313
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
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, August program, fea-
turing Gloria Stuart, George Sanders,
Paul Muni, Louise Rainer, $20. (650)341-
1969 LIFE MAGAZINE “Off to the
Moon”, featuring Armstrong, Aldrin, and
Collins, article by Charles Lindburgh,
$25., San Mateo, (650)341-8342
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
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
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-
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
300 Toys
FISHER PRICE Musical Chair. 3 activi-
ties learning sound, attached side table,
and lights up, $25., (650)349-6059
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
frisz@comcast.net for photos
SANDWICH GRILL vintage Westing
house excellent condition, $30,
303 Electronics
each, (650)364-0902
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
LSI SCSI Ultra320 Controller + (2) 10k
RPM 36GB SCSI II hard drives $40
x 9”, New, never used, $25. pair,
SONY HDTV hdmi monitor 23"
flatscreen model # klv-s23a10 loud built
in speakers $100 call (213)219-8713
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
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BASE CABINET, TV, mahogany,
double doors; 24"D, 24"H x 36"W $55
Call (650)342-7933
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
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. SOLD!
DRESSER SET - 3 pieces, wood, $50.,
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
304 Furniture
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
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.
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
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
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
many features, Exel, $9., (650)595-3933
306 Housewares
size, Fully stuffed; new, allergy-free tick-
ing, Mint condition, $25., (650)375-8044
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!
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
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
with metal frame, 42” X 18” X 6”, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
wheels, new, $50., (650)345-5446
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
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
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, SOLD!
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
Monday • Nov. 26, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Ed of “The Mary
Tyler Moore
6 “Mystery solved!”
9 Spear
13 Picked
14 Artist’s studio site
16 “Arsenic and
Old __”
17 Mischievous girl
in classic comics
19 Fairy tale menace
20 Display for the
first time, as a
21 Rajah’s spouse
23 Until this time
24 Grilled fish in
Japanese unadon
26 “Exodus” actor
28 Florida NBA
team, on
31 Jack LaLanne, for
35 Tries to make it
37 Funereal stacks
38 Unaccompanied
39 Baggage handler,
42 Actress Amanda
43 Put the kibosh on
45 Idle
47 1984 South
African Peace
50 Williams with a
.344 lifetime
batting average
51 High-altitude nest
52 Lavish bash
54 Slap-on-the-
forehead cry
56 The “height” part
of a height phobia
58 Dress to the nines
62 __ hygiene
64 “Star Trek” role for
George Takei
66 Late-night Jay
67 Genesis garden
68 Scrabble pieces
69 Bustle
70 Big name in ice
71 Monica of tennis
1 Rights protection
2 Knee-to-ankle
3 Misbehaving
4 Makeup maven
5 Raised
6 Musketeer motto
7 Time of day
8 On fire
9 __-mo replay
10 Cry that starts a
kid’s game
11 Ranch division
12 Borscht
15 North African
capital for which
its country is
18 Mama Cass’s
22 Clouseau’s title:
25 D-Day city
27 Nile Valley
28 Eyed lewdly
29 TV sports pioneer
30 Pitches in
32 Cry that conflicts
with 10-Down
33 Christopher of
34 “¿Cómo está __?”
36 Boss’s “We need
to talk”
40 Sufficient, in
41 Too violent for a
44 Nickelodeon
46 Figures made
with scissors
48 Ornamental wall
49 Put down
53 Cow on a
54 Birdbrain
55 After-school
57 Gave the green
59 Quiet spell
60 Beekeeper
played by Peter
61 Kisser
63 Lav of London
65 “__ questions?”
By C.C. Burnikel and D. Scott Nichols
(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
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, SOLD!
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
310 Misc. For Sale
WANTED: USED. Tall, garage-type
storage cabinet with locking option,
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each.
3 ACCORDIONS $110/ea. 1 Small
Accordion $82. (650)376-3762.
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
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
REPTILE CAGE - Medium size, $20.,
labs, TOP pedigree line, extreme hunters
as well as loving house dogs available
11/19/12 see at at
312 Pets & Animals
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors
with divider $50. (650) 743-9534.
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
2. WOMEN'S Pink & White Motocycle
Helmet KBC $50 (415)375-1617
A BAG of Summer ties $15 OBO
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 COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
316 Clothes
LADIES BOOTS, thigh high, fold down
brown, leather, and beige suede leather
pair, tassels on back excellent, Condition
$40 ea. (650)592-2648
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
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
$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
(2) - 1 is made by (Starter) LG/XLG ex-
cellent condition $99. for both,
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 SOLD!
318 Sports Equipment
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 CLUB Cleveland Launcher Gold,
22 degrees good condition $19
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!
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By Russell Contreras
President John F. Kennedy was
supposed to just stop by and wave
Instead a group of eager Latinos
persuaded him to come inside and
speak to a packed room of Mexican-
American civil rights activists. And
then he persuaded his wife, first lady
Jacqueline Kennedy, to address the
crowd in Spanish.
It was Nov. 21, 1963. Hours later,
the president was dead, his assassina-
tion overshadowing the significance
of a speech that can be seen as the
birth of the Latino vote, so instru-
mental in 2012 in helping re-elect the
first black president, Barack Obama.
To historians, Kennedy’s appear-
ance at the Rice Ballroom in Houston
was likely the first time that a presi-
dent officially acknowledged Latinos
as an important voting bloc.
Though there are no plaques mark-
ing the historic occasion, the
event is a touchstone for
activists even if the spot
where Kennedy sat and
heard a band play
Mexican ballads and
where the crowd yelled
“Viva Kennedy!” is
now a refurbished
ballroom in a loft
apartment complex
that often plays host to
“That evening ... that’s
where it began,”
s a i d
Ignacio Garcia, author of “Viva
Kennedy: Mexican Americans in
Search of Camelot” and a history
professor at Brigham Young
University. “But because very few
people know about the meeting, it’s
like it never happened.”
The surprise visit came after
Mexican-Americans in Texas, New
Mexico, California, Arizona, Illinois
and Indiana helped Kennedy win crit-
ical swing states in 1960, thanks to an
unprecedented voter registration
drive in Latino communities.
Independent “Viva Kennedy!” clubs
sprang up. Sen. Dennis Chavez, D-
N.M., and Texas legislator Henry B.
Gonzalez of San Antonio, a future
congressman, began speaking in
Hispanic neighborhoods across the
country and positioned themselves as
the first recognizable national Latino
political figures.
Just as in 2012, Republicans in
1960 did little to woo Latinos to sup-
port their presidential candidate,
Richard Nixon. Latinos also
identified with Kennedy,
who was Catholic and
Irish-American, a
member of an eth-
nic group that had
battled discrimina-
tion similar to what
Latinos faced in the
s e g r e g a t e d
On Election Day in
1960, Kennedy won 85
percent of the Mexican-
American vote.
But dur-
i n g
Kennedy’s first months in office,
Latino leaders expressed dismay that
the president had failed to appoint
Hispanics in his administration.
Chavez even openly criticized
Kennedy for his lack of appoint-
ments; other leaders embarked on a
letter-writing campaign over the slow
movement on civil rights.
Sensing another close election in
1964 and hoping to ease tensions,
Kennedy visited Texas in November
1963. Advisers suggested that he at
least pay a quick visit to Mexican-
American activists at a Houston gala
sponsored by the League of United
Latin American Citizens, then the
largest Latino civil rights group in the
“The Secret Service told us that he
may stop by, but not to advertise it
because it wasn’t part of his official
schedule,” said Alexander Arroyos,
76, who was an officer in LULAC at
the time. “We could spread it through
word of mouth. No one believed us.”
Then Kennedy showed up.
The president was greeted at the
door by Macario Garcia, who was
awarded the Medal of Honor for his
service during World War II. Inside
the ballroom, Kennedy and the first
lady found an enthusiastic crowd of
World War II veterans, civil rights
advocates and future elected officials.
Kennedy spoke briefly about for-
eign policy in Latin America and the
importance of LULAC. The first lady
told the crowd in Spanish that Texas
had a deep history with Latinos. The
crowd responded with chants of
“Viva Kennedy!” A band played a
ballad in Spanish as photographers
took photos of the Kennedys and
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson
and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson.
Before that moment, historians
believe that no president had ever
acknowledged Latinos as a voting
bloc, said Emilio Zamora, a historian
at the University of Texas at Austin.
President William Taft, who served
from 1909-1913, may have met with
a tiny group of Latino activists in El
Paso, Texas, Zamora said. President
Dwight D. Eisenhower likely shock
hands with some Mexican-American
voters in a campaign visit to South
Texas in 1952. “But I think no presi-
dent had ever publically thanked
Mexican-Americans in that manner,”
said Zamora.
Fifteen hours after the historic
meeting, Kennedy was dead.
Band members who had played for
the president the night before wept as
the news unfolded. When Arroyos
heard about the assassination, he told
his boss at an import company he was
too upset to work. Arroyos rushed to
collect from friends as many photos
as possible of Kennedy’s visit at the
Rice Hotel as he could for a future
edition of a LULAC newspaper.
On Election Day 2012, analysts
routinely spoke of Latinos finally
awakening as a “sleeping giant” by
giving Obama around 70 percent of
their vote. But Ignacio Garcia said
that assessment ignores how
Latinos have influenced presiden-
tial elections for more than 50
In 1960, for example, their over-
whelming backing helped put
Texas and New Mexico in
Kennedy’s column during the tight
race against Nixon. The
Republican’s campaign did not
have a presence in Mexican-
American neighborhoods and did
not have a Spanish language TV ad,
unlike Kennedy, who tapped the
first lady for it. Kennedy also made
promises to appoint Mexican-
Americans to his administration.
Johnson enjoyed support from
Hispanics who campaigned for him
during his landslide victory in
1964, and Mexican-Americans
came out strongly for Sen. Robert
F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., during the
1968 Democratic primary in
In 2000, then-Texas. Gov. George
W. Bush, a Republican, was able to
edge Democrat Al Gore, thanks in
party to receiving about 40 percent
of the Latino vote, according to var-
ious estimates.
“The Latino vote did not come of
age the night Obama was re-elect-
ed,” said Garcia. “It came of age
Nov. 21, 1963.”
The reason the Latino vote is
attracting attention in 2012 is that
Latinos are now the largest minori-
ty group in the U.S. and voter par-
ticipating rates are up, Garcia said.
Voter participation for eligible
Latino voters has gone from 3.7
million in 1988 to an estimated
12.5 million in 2012, according to
the Pew Hispanic Center. That
number could to double within two
decades, the center said.
Arroyos said most of the older
activists shrug off the pronounce-
ments that Hispanics are finally
influencing national elections even
though his generation helped give
birth to the Latino vote. Still, he
said even those who are still alive
and remember that Kennedy speech
probably don’t even know what
role they played that eventually led
to the voting numbers in 2012.
“I didn’t know that evening was so
historic,” said Arroyos. “I was just
happy that he dropped by and just
didn’t say hi.”
JFK’s last night recalled as key event for Latinos
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