Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 • Vol XII, Edition 116
By Michelle Durand
So 2012 did not end up being the
year the world ended — despite sev-
eral failed predictions. However,
that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plen-
ty of news buzzing in San Mateo
County this year.
Public safety always generates
headlines and the federal investiga-
tion into Chief Probation Officer
Stuart Forrest certainly made its
share. Forrest was placed on leave
just before Christmas and the inves-
tigation of Forrest on suspicion of
possessing child pornography is
ongoing. The conclusion of that
investigation will undoubtedly
make the 2013 list.
Another big story of 2012 also
involved law enforcement. On June
5, a South San Francisco police offi-
cer fatally shot 15-year-old Derrick
Gaines at the Arco gas station on
Westborough and Gellert boule-
vards. Gaines and another teen were
stopped by the officer who suspect-
ed they may have drugs or a gun.
Gaines fled, the officer chased and,
after a gun fell from the boy’s cloth-
ing, the officer shot. The family is
now suing for $10 million and the
District Attorney’s Office cleared
the officer of wrongdoing.
In the Hall of Justice this year,
two prominent criminal cases took
surprising turns. In April, doctors
concluded that prominent former
child psychiatrist William Hamilton
Ayres faked dementia to be hospi-
talized rather than retried for
allegedly molesting several male
patients. Some hospital staff con-
cluded the 80-year-old had used his
medical expertise to exaggerate
Alzheimer’s related dementia and a
judge found him mentally compe-
tent. Ayres will stand trial in March
on nine felony counts of child
molestation stemming from abuse
of six patients ages 9 to 13 under the
guise of medical exams between
1988 and 1996.
In November, Judge Stephen Hall
dismissed a potentially capital mur-
der charge against Gregory Leon
Elarms, 60, who is accused in the
2010 shooting of East Palo Alto
The year that was 2012
San Mateo County had its share of news
See 2012, Page 19
By Andrew Taylor
and Alan Fram
Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff”
was proving elusive Sunday as a
deadline to avert tax hikes on virtu-
ally every American worker and
block sweeping spending cuts set to
strike the Pentagon and other feder-
al agencies grew perilously near.
Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid, D-Nev., and Senate
Republican leader Mitch
McConnell remained at odds on
such key issues as the income
threshold for higher tax rates and
how to deal with inheritance taxes,
among other issues. McConnell
complained that Reid had yet to
respond to a GOP offer made
Saturday evening and reached out to
Vice President Joe Biden, a long-
time friend, in hopes of breaking the
impasse. Biden assumed the lead
role for Democrats, and a
McConnell spokesman said the
Kentucky Republican and the vice
president were expected to negotiate
by telephone into the night.
Rank-and-file lawmakers left the
Capitol Sunday night with hopes
that their leaders would give them
something to vote on when they
returned Monday morning.
One sign of progress came as
Republicans withdrew a long-dis-
cussed proposal to slow future cost-
of-living increases for Social
Fiscal ‘cliff’ deal
proving elusive
By Heather Murtagh
Numbers have always been of
interest to Frank
The 40-year-
old fifth genera-
tion South San
Franciscan grew
up watching his
parents run their
local business.
He enjoyed
going with his
dad to the local bank and learning
about bookkeeping.
Risso laughed and said his wife,
Robyn, “always says I was an old
man as a little child.”
Perhaps the practice was a good
Just a numbers guy
Time to get fit
By Ashley Hansen
Daily Journal correspondent
Getting in shape is a recurring
New Year’s resolution made by
many year after year — with mixed
“In general, people need a starting
line,” said Jeannie Solomon, nutri-
tion and wellness coach at the
Peninsula Jewish Community
Center in Foster
City, “and New
Year’s (Day) is a
“We do get an
influx (of cus-
tomers),” said
Vicki McGrath,
PJCC health and
wellness man-
ager who holds
a certification
from the American College of
Sports Medicine. “It’s interesting
because I do think that this year
we’ve had an influx through
December as opposed to just coming
in January. So I think we’re starting
to see people who are starting to get
ahead of the curve and maybe pre-
New Year’s resolution.”
As part of its Wellness Your Way
initiative, the PJCC is aiming to help
people define what wellness means
for them by focusing on three differ-
ent areas: to move, to engage and to
“We’re trying to help people
define it for themselves,” McGrath
said. “So it’s more of an ownership
for them, and not dictated by us.”
The PJCC offers outside services
both members and non-members
can use for free. However, the
Vicki McGrath. the health and wellness manager at the Peninsula Jewish
Community Center in Foster City, instructs a member on the proper tech-
niques of strength training.
New Year’s a time to start shaping up, experts share how
See FIT, Page 20
See CLIFF, Page 20
A weekly look at the people who
shape our community
New treasurer takes over in South San Francisco
See RISSO, Page 20
Frank Risso
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Actress Bebe
Neuwirth is 54.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
President Abraham Lincoln signed an
enabling act paving the way for
Virginia’ western counties to become
the state of West Virginia, which took
place in June 1863.
“In masks outrageous and austere/ The years
go by in single file;/ But none has merited my
fear,/ And none has quite escaped my smile.”
— Elinor Wylie, American author (1885-1928).
Actor Sir Anthony
Hopkins is 75.
Gymnast Gabby
Douglas is 17.
In other news ...
Members of the West Webster fire department ride with the casket of slain firefighter Michael Chiapperini on a fire truck fol-
lowing his funeral service in West Webster, N.Y. Sunday. Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were killed by William Spengler,
62, who wounded two others in an ambush in upstate New York and left a typewritten note saying he planned to burn
down his neighborhood and start “killing people,”authorities said on Tuesday.
Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.
North winds around 5 mph in the morn-
ing...Becoming light.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy. A slight
chance of showers in the evening. Lows in
the mid 30s to lower 40s. Northwest winds
around 5 mph...Becoming northeast after
midnight. Chance of showers 20 percent.
New Year’s Day: Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
Tuesday night and Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows in the
mid 30s to lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 40s.
Thursday through Friday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of
showers. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the mid 40s.
Friday night and Saturday: Partly cloudy.
Local Weather Forecast
The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka, No. 7,
in first place; Gold Rush, No. 1, in second place;
and Gorgeous George, No. 8, in third place. The
race time was clocked at 1:45.60.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: When they asked the owner of the inn if they
could check in early, he said — BE MY GUEST
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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On this date:
In 1759, Arthur Guinness founded his famous brewery at St.
James’s Gate in Dublin.
In 1775, during the Revolutionary War, the British repulsed an
attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and
Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed.
In 1879, Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his elec-
tric incandescent light in Menlo Park, N.J.
In 1909, the Manhattan Bridge, spanning the East River
between Manhattan and Brooklyn, was officially opened to
vehicular traffic.
In 1946, President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed the
end of hostilities in World War II.
In 1951, the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than
$12 billion in foreign aid.
In 1969, Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for
the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was
shot to death with his wife and daughter in their Clarksville,
Pa., home by hitmen acting at the orders of UMWA president
Tony Boyle.
In 1985, singer Rick Nelson, 45, and six other people were
killed when fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was taking the
group to a New Year’s Eve performance in Dallas.
In 1986, 97 people were killed when fire broke out in the
Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel
workers later pleaded guilty in connection with the blaze.)
In 1987, Robert Mugabe (moo-GAH’-bay), prime minister of
Zimbabwe, was sworn in as the country’s first executive president.
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush visited Somalia, where
he saw firsthand the famine racking the east African nation, and
praised U.S. troops who were providing relief to the starving
TV producer George Schlatter is 83. Actor Tim Considine
(“My Three Sons”) is 72. Actress Sarah Miles is 71. Rock musi-
cian Andy Summers is 70. Actor Sir Ben Kingsley is 69.
Producer-director Taylor Hackford is 68. Fashion designer Diane
von Furstenberg is 66. Actor Tim Matheson is 65. Rock musician
Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) is 61. Actor James Remar is 59.
Actor Val Kilmer is 53. Singer Paul Westerberg is 53. Actor Don
Diamont is 50. Rock musician Ric Ivanisevich (Oleander) is 50.
Rock musician Scott Ian (Anthrax) is 49. Actress Gong Li is 47.
Pop singer Joe McIntyre is 40. Rapper PSY (Park Jae-sang) is 35.
Rock musician Bob Bryar is 33.
Ryan Seacrest: Rockin’
in another year
NEW YORK — Yes, Ryan Seacrest
has a New Year’s resolution for 2013:
improve his skill at dancing.
“There’s a Significant Other in my life
who’s very good at it,” he notes. That
would be professional dancer Julianne
Hough, a two-time champ on “Dancing
with the Stars” in whose proximity “I feel
the pressure to be as good as she is. It
sounds like a joke, but this is a serious
thing for me to accomplish next year.”
So add dancing lessons to the long list
of projects that keep Seacrest famously
fast on his feet. His numerous broadcast
gigs include roles on E! Entertainment
and NBC, a syndicated morning radio
show for Clear Channel, as well as
“American Idol,” whose new season
starts next month on Fox. Behind the
cameras, he has a swiftly expanding pro-
duction empire that includes the
Kardashian portfolio of reality shows.
But as Monday nears, Seacrest is
focused on this annual rite: “Dick Clark’s
New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan
Seacrest,” which, with related program-
ming, will blanket ABC from 8 p.m. until
past 2 a.m. EST.
Booking musical acts has been in the
works for months, Seacrest says.
Performers include Carly Rae Jepsen,
Neon Trees, Flo Rida and Pitbull, as well
as Taylor Swift, in the headliner position
just before midnight.
But Friday after-
noon in Manhattan,
Seacrest is soon due
at a production meet-
ing “to work out the
nitty-gritty of the
show — some of
which we will stick
to, some of which we
Already he has
appeared on “Good Morning America,”
then headed to the rooftop of One Times
Square, where the huge crystal ball was
poised for its flashy descent, along with
half-a-dozen TV teams queued up to tape
interviews with him.
An hour later, at ABC ‘s Upper West
Side headquarters, Seacrest has shed his
top coat and taken a break to reflect on
Monday’s extravaganza. This will be his
eighth New Year’s Eve turn for ABC. But
it’s his first since Clark’s death last April
at age 82.
Clark, of course, originated “New
Year’s Rockin’ Eve” four decades ago.
And it is Clark on “Rockin’ Eve” who
gave Seacrest as a youngster his earliest
memories of ringing in each new year.
“I’d like to say I can imagine how it’s
going to feel, but I’m not quite sure,” says
Seacrest. “I looked forward so much to
each year that I did the show with him.”
Seacrest recalls how typically he would
be posted outside overlooking Times
Square, while Clark, who had suffered a
stroke in 2004, made brief appearances
from indoors.
“Then, right after midnight, I would
run inside and stand next to him, and he
always has some funny, clever thing to
make fun of me about,” says Seacrest,
unwittingly speaking in the present tense.
“I think I will really miss that moment
this year.”
The night will begin with a two-hour
tribute, “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
Celebrates Dick Clark,” hosted by Fergie
and Jenny McCarthy.
Then Seacrest takes over for the count-
down show at 10 p.m. EST.
“I definitely will say something about
him, and it will be from the heart,”
Seacrest promises. “But the night will be,
as he would want, a celebration of what’s
to come: Dick was always one to say,
‘The show must go on.”’
That clearly resonates for the man who
claims Clark as his mentor.
Seacrest, who marked his 38th birthday
on Christmas Eve, grew up in Atlanta lov-
ing music and dreaming of a career in
From childhood, he was a student of
Dick Clark, who in the 1950s had pio-
neered melding music, youth and TV on
a show he called “American Bandstand.”
“I loved the perception that people
came together to hang out and be intro-
duced to new music,” Seacrest says.
“Dick was brilliant at making everyone
feel at home and comfortable, and never
getting in the way. That’s the key.”
That became the key for Seacrest, who,
today, is among the most accomplished at
doing what he does.
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eander Sawyer bought some land in
1853 in an isolated valley to the west
of the only road up and down the
Peninsula, which was El Camino Real. He set
up business by an old laurel tree, and was able
to support himself by selling food to picnick-
ers and campsites for visitors/travelers who
were traveling through on the stagecoach road
that traversed the valley.
The stagecoach arrived at the Spring Valley
property that Sawyer owned on its daily run
from San Mateo to Half Moon Bay. To keep
the weeds down in the area, Sawyer grazed
cattle in the 1850s and 1860s. At one time,
performing circus horses were trained in the
area also. Eventually a small hotel was erect-
ed along the San Mateo Creek in the Spring
Valley. This road was later renamed the San
Andreas Valley Road. The name San Andreas
Valley was coined by Father Francisco Palou
while he and explorer Fernando Rivera
camped here on a return trip from San
Francisco in November 1774. They camped
underneath a magnificent laurel tree that was
later named for a noted botanist in California,
Willis Linn Jepson. The tree is more than 600
years old and is the oldest and largest known
laurel tree in California.
The entire valley was originally a 4,448
acre grant given by the Spanish government to
Domingo Feliz, grandson of José Antonio
Sanchez. The grant was later broken up and
sold to numerous individuals for recreation
purposes, a hotel and dairies.
The Spring Valley Water Company, head-
quartered in San Francisco, became the pri-
mary water supplier of the metropolis of San
Francisco. However, as the water supply was
inadequate at the tip of the Peninsula, the
Spring Valley Water Company sought land on
the Peninsula to build dams to supply the city
with more water.
In 1862, the Spring Valley Water Company
began purchasing land around the Spring
Valley, and it built a dam in 1863 on the
Pilarcitos Creek. In 1868, after more land was
acquired, they built the San Andreas dam in
the northern part of the Spring Valley.
Additional purchases of land allowed them to
build two more dams, one south of State
Route 92 and the final one on the San Mateo
Creek. The construction of the San Mateo
Creek dam began in 1887 and produced the
lower Crystal Springs Reservoir. By 1888, the
hotel and much of the road in the valley were
flooded by the Crystal Springs reservoir, with
only a small section of the road remaining
high and dry.
An access road on the east side of the val-
ley, paralleling the lake, was constructed after
the reservoir was formed. A pleasant gravel
road, it traveled from the San Mateo Dam, fol-
lowing the valley to the north of the lake,
crossed the San Andreas Dam and exited onto
Hillcrest Boulevard in Millbrae. In 1978,
however, the road was closed to motorized
vehicles and blacktopped, and a linear park
was formed. Today, Sawyer Road in the
Crystal Springs Watershed attracts more than
300,000 visitors a year. They come mainly to
walk, hike or bike along the pristine water-
shed area of the San Francisco Water
It was a wonderful experience in the 1960s
and ’70s to drive or hike along this trail, pass
the San Andreas reservoir, dip into the cool,
verdant valley south of the reservoir and stop
wherever one liked to take a quiet walk or lis-
ten to the water passing by in the creek.
There are more than 180 different species of
birds that have been identified in the area for
all to see. Close to 50 species of mammals
including: deer, bobcats, squirrels, coyotes
and mountain lions can be observed at times
Sawyer Camp Trail was a work in progress
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Cheetah chump
A woman wearing a cheetah purse was
arrested for shoplifting on Veterans
Boulevard in Redwood City before 9:47
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Drunk in public. A man was arrested for
being intoxicated when he was found stum-
bling around on Cedar Street and El Camino
Real before 8:21 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.
Disturbance. Two men were in a physical
altercation on Linden Street before 6:29 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 14.
Suspicious circumstances. A man was con-
cerned when he heard his door bell and no one
was there due to recent burglaries on Virginia
Avenue before 5:07 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.
Vandalism. A person threw a brick through
the window of a woman’s car on Ebener
Street before 3:53 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.
Disturbance. An intoxicated man driver was
seen urinating on the side of a building on
Veterans Boulevard before 12:07 p.m. on
Friday, Dec. 14.
Vandalism. Graffiti and an odor of marijuana
were found in a vacant building on Hopkins
Avenue before 9:02 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.
Disorderly conduct. A person was arrested
for being drunk in public on Brewster Avenue
before 1:22 a.m. o.n Friday, Dec. 14.
Theft. A man was seen shoplifting 20 pairs of
jeans on the 1100 block of El Camino Real
before 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Fraud. A man reported he responded to an ad
on Craigslist and was advised to wire $3,450
via Western Union before 4:21 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 12.
An access road on the east side of the valley,paralleling the lake,was constructed after the reser-
voir was formed.
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Resident interrupts
burglary in progress
A Hillsborough resident disrupted two bur-
glars who were trying to take items out of his
car yesterday morning, according to police.
Officers responded to reports of an attempt-
ed burglary in the 500 block of Hayne Road at
about 4:15 a.m., according to Hillsborough
A resident had walked to his garage to
check the dome light in his car when he found
two masked men in the process of stealing his
property, police said.
The suspects quickly ran when discovered
by the resident, police said.
They were described as male suspects
between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall. They
were wearing all black clothing and black ski
Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious
in the neighborhood should contact
Hillsborough police at (650) 375-7556.
Police reminded residents to always lock
vehicle doors, even when parked in garages,
and to remove valuable items.
Horses struck, killed on I-280
Three horses were killed after they got onto
northbound Interstate Highway 280 near
Stanford Saturday morning, a California
Highway Patrol officer said.
The horses were first reported on the high-
way near Alpine Road at 4:50 a.m., according
to CHP Officer James Evans.
A vehicle reportedly hit one or more of the
horses shortly thereafter, followed by a second
vehicle that hit one of the horses that was
down in the slow lane, Evans said.
The second vehicle overturned after hitting
a horse. One vehicle occupant complained of
pain and was taken to Stanford Hospital,
Evans said.
A Sig-alert was issued at 5:46 a.m., shutting
down northbound traffic until the alert was
canceled just before 7 a.m., Evans said.
County animal control officials responded
to the scene and the horses were towed off the
road, Evans said.
Although three horses were killed on the
roadway, a fourth horse was found alive down
the road, apparently unharmed, Evans said.
Evans said authorities are trying to track
down the horses’ owner.
Armed pair robs convenience
store, customers inside
Two suspects robbed a Menlo Park conven-
ience store at gunpoint Friday night.
Officers were called around 7:35 p.m.
Friday to a report of an armed robbery at the
Tri-E-Z Foods and Liquor stores at 1820 El
Camino Real, police said.
Police arriving on the scene learned that two
unidentified suspects, one wearing a mask and
armed with a handgun, had entered the store a
short time earlier. The armed suspect bran-
dished the handgun and ordered a store clerk
to hand over money from the cash register,
according to police.
Police said the suspects also took cash and
property from two customers in the store at
the time of the robbery. No one was
The suspects grabbed the money from the
register and fled on foot, heading south on El
Camino Real.
Menlo Park and Atherton police officers
combed the area but were unable to locate the
suspects or a possible suspect vehicle.
According to police, the armed suspect is
described as a black man between 18 and 25
years old who is about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet
8 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing
a dark, hooded sweatshirt, black mask, gray
cap, blue pants and black gloves at the time of
the robbery.
The second suspect is described as a black
man who is between 22 and 25 years old with
the same height and build as the first suspect.
He was said to be a wearing a black jacket,
black cap, blue pants and black gloves, police
Anyone with information about this case is
asked to call Menlo Park police Detective Ron
Venzon at (650) 330-6363. Those who prefer
to remain anonymous may call (650) 330-
Retiree wins $23 million lotto prize
A South San Francisco retiree won a $23
million SuperLotto Plus jackpot on a ticket he
bought just days before Christmas, California
Lottery officials said.
Robert Imbellino didn’t learn that he had
won with the ticket until two days after
Christmas, when a friend reminded him to
check his tickets, according to Lottery offi-
“We laughed a lot but I think it was because
we were all in shock,” Imbellino said, describ-
ing his family’s reaction to the news.
Imbellino said he hadn’t decided what to do
with the money yet.
The ticket was bought Dec. 22 at Sunshine
Center Pharmacy, at 1166 Mission Road in
South San Francisco. The winning numbers
were 39-12-20-32-7 and the Mega number 20.
Sunshine Pharmacy will receive a bonus of
one half percent, or $115,000, for selling the
winning ticket.
BART will run until 3 a.m. tonight
People in the Bay Area who don’t want to
drive on New Year’s Eve can travel on BART
until 3 a.m., transit officials said.
BART normally operates only until mid-
night, but the transit agency said it is extend-
ing its hours on New Year’s Eve to help peo-
ple get home from their festivities.
Local briefs
SAN JOSE — Three people were killed and
three others were injured — including a
police officer credited with saving at least one
person — in a late-night fire at a San Jose
apartment complex, authorities said Sunday.
The officer and firefighters called to the
complex shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday found
people trapped in an apartment on the second
floor of the building, San Jose Fire
Department Capt. Mary Gutierrez said
The police officer, who has not been named,
entered the burning apartment and pulled at
least one person to safety, Gutierrez said.
“He was one of the first on the scene,”
Gutierrez said. “He had a fire extinguisher,
entered the burning apartment and performed
at least one rescue. He got somebody out of
that burning apartment.”
After firefighters put the fire out, the bodies
of a man, a woman and a child were recov-
ered, Gutierrez said.
The police officer was one of three people
taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke
inhalation, Gutierrez said. She did not know
the condition of the officer or of the two other
people hospitalized. Their names have not
been released, and San Jose police did not
immediately return a call seeking information
about the officer.
It was expected to take a few days before
the names of the victims would be released,
said Santa Clara County coroner’s investiga-
tor Rosa Vega.
The fire left 56 people homeless, and it was
not known when they would be allowed to
return to their apartments, Gutierrez said. “We
can’t let anybody back in until the investiga-
tion is complete,” Gutierrez said.
They were assisted by the American Red
Cross, with about half being put up in hotels,
said Red Cross spokeswoman Kathleen
Meanwhile, investigators were looking
through the rubble of the apartment and inter-
viewing witnesses as they tried to determine
what sparked the fire.
It took hours for nearly 60 firefighters to
gain control of the fire, which was confined to
just the single second-floor unit, officials said.
Three found dead
in apartment fire
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco
police are asking for the public’s help in find-
ing a mugger they say robbed a woman and
killed her little dog when he grabbed the ani-
mal and threw it onto a city street.
Police say when the woman — who has not
been named — pulled her car over Friday
evening on a street in the city’s Tenderloin
district Friday so she could find her cellphone,
a man came up to her and demanded money.
After giving the man her money, police say
the mugger grabbed the woman’s 12-year-old,
18-pound Pekingese named “Roxie” and
hurled the dog onto the street.
The dog died after being taken to an emer-
gency veterinary hospital.
Police looking for mugger who killed dog
Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
in this biosphere reserve. Also, beware,
there are some rattlesnakes, but they are
rarely seen. Plants abound everywhere,
and one can see manzanita, Monterey
cypress, Monterey pine, as well as vari-
eties of eucalyptus, toyon, sunflowers,
grass, thistles to name a few. And that
extraordinary giant laurel tree.
The trail is administered by the San
Mateo County Parks Department and it
is readily accessible from the area of the
Crystal Springs Dam on Skyline
Boulevard, west of San Mateo.
There is also an entrance at the west-
ern edge of Hillcrest Boulevard in
Millbrae. In addition, there has been
added a section from San Bruno Avenue
(the San Andreas Trail) in western San
Bruno. This section is very popular for
walkers and hikers and it is connected
with the Sawyer Trail road at Larkspur
Avenue in Millbrae. The section leading
to Hillcrest Avenue is yet to be paved.
In the future, the trail that ends by the
Crystal Springs Dam is to be extended to
the Pulgus Water Temple and Woodside
area further south and the entire trail is
to be renamed Crystal Springs Trail. At
the Crystal Springs entrance, a number
of benches have been donated by people
appreciative of the beauty and comfort a
stroll into this sylvan wilderness affords.
Thank you Carp family, Graff family,
Shui-Chung family and the Huening
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold
Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of
the Daily Journal.
Continued from page 3
By Don Thompson
Homeowners will have increased
protections from foreclosure under
some of the hundreds of state laws
taking effect with the new year.
California also is studying
whether to create the nation’s first
state-administered retirement sav-
ings program for some 6 million
private-sector workers, although it
will take additional legislation
before the program can be fully
Other laws address emotional
issues such as guns and hunting.
Second Amendment advocates can
no longer carry
rifles and shot-
guns in public to
protest gun con-
trol laws, and
hunters are
banned from
using hounds to
track bobcats
and bears.
Gov. Jerry
Brown signed nearly 900 bills into
law in 2012, most of which take
effect Jan. 1. The legislation covers
a wide range of topics, from pen-
sion changes for public employees
to new funding mechanisms for a
state park system that has been
tainted by financial scandals.
A legislative package pushed by
Attorney General Kamala Harris
made California the first state to
write into law much of the national
mortgage settlement that states
negotiated with the nation’s top five
Part of the settlement expands
authorities’ ability to investigate
mortgage fraud. Large lenders also
must provide a single point of con-
tact for homeowners who want to
negotiate loan modifications and are
prohibited from foreclosing while
they evaluate homeowners’ requests
for alternatives. Homeowners also
can sue lenders to stop foreclosures
or seek monetary damages if the
lender violates state law.
“California’s new law will help
more homeowners avoid foreclo-
sure and keep their homes,”
Consumers Union financial services
manager Norma Garcia said in a
statement. “Homeowners in all 50
states deserve these same strong
protections and more.”
Meanwhile, lower-income, pri-
vate-sector workers whose employ-
ers do not offer retirement plans
may be able to take advantage of the
California Secure Choice
Retirement Savings Program.
SB1234 and SB923 would
require employers to withhold 3
percent of their workers’ pay unless
the employee opts out of the savings
program. But the program cannot
start enrolling workers until it
receives final authorization from the
Pensions for public employees
will be reduced under a separate
bill, a change that is expected to
save taxpayers billions of dollars
over the coming decades. AB340
increases retirement ages for new
public employees, caps annual pen-
sion payouts, prohibits several prac-
tices used to inflate pensions and
requires public-sectors workers to
pay more if they are not already
contributing half their retirement
The pension changes were sought
by Brown as part of an overall plan
to reduce government spending.
Mortgages, guns among new-law topics
Jerry Brown
LOS ANGELES — State officials say
they lack the resources to fully utilize a
database that tracks prescriptions for
painkillers and other commonly abused
Budget cuts limit use of the system,
known as CURES, which was intended
to help physicians and pharmacists see
whether patients were obtaining drugs
from multiple providers, the state attor-
ney general’s office told the Los Angeles
Times (http://lat.ms/WT41U2 ).
California is not among the states that
follow federal guidelines to use pre-
scription data to spot signs of irresponsi-
ble prescribing by doctors and help pre-
vent overdoses, according to the news-
The Medical Board of California,
which licenses and oversees physicians,
has appealed to the public to report
instances of excessive prescribing, a step
it took in response to recent Times arti-
cles on overdose deaths.
The board does not use CURES to
identify doctors whose prescribing
poses a danger to patients.
“We don’t have the resources,” execu-
tive director Linda K. Whitney told the
CURES data is not available to the
public, but similar information can be
found on a commercial database used by
drug companies for marketing their
products. The Times reviewed a list
from such a database ranking the most
prolific prescribers of narcotic
painkillers in the Los Angeles area for
June 2008.
Of the top 10 doctors on the list, six
were eventually convicted of drug deal-
ing or similar crimes or were sanctioned
by medical regulators, the newspaper
reported. Some had prescribed narcotics
in high volume for years before being
At least 20 of their patients died of
overdoses or related causes after taking
drugs they prescribed, according to
coroners’ records.
Nathan Barankin, chief of staff for
Attorney General Kamala Harris, said
her office wants to improve CURES so
more doctors can use it to identify drug-
seeking patients, and to help prosecutors
pursue dealers and other drug offenders.
But Harris has not proposed using
CURES to detect signs of excessive pre-
scribing, the Times said.
Barankin told the newspaper if the
attorney general did begin using CURES
to monitor overprescribing doctors, the
state Department of Justice lacks the
resources to follow up on leads.
Report: prescription-tracking database underused
Shelter rejects
man’s Christmas
cash giveaway
VENTURA — A Southern California man’s tradition of
handing out cash totaling $1,000 to homeless men was broken
when he was turned away by a shelter on Christmas Day.
Harvey Youngman said he felt dejected driving home from
the Ventura County Rescue Mission’s facility in Oxnard with
a bag of unopened cards stuffed with $20 bills.
The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/WQidgF)
Youngman had been bringing money-filled cards to the mis-
sion for about a decade. However, the shelter’s new director,
John Saltee, said the money can be tempting for the men who
are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction.
“When you’re handed money, there’s your ticket,” he said.
Saltee drew the line when a man who received one of
Youngman’s $20 bills last year got drunk and left the recovery
Youngman said he didn’t think it was fair for others to be
penalized by one person’s weakness. Although Saltee sug-
gested giving the money toward the purchase of a television,
or giving the men $5 gift cards to McDonald’s, Youngman
said he preferred to hand them money-filled cards.
“Here’s the way I look at it: They’re all adults,” he said. “A
$20 gift will not change your life one way or another, but it
makes them happier for that Christmas Day.”
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WASHINGTON — Recalling the
shooting rampage that killed 20 first
graders as the worst day of his pres-
idency, President Barack Obama on
Sunday pledged to put his “full
weight” behind legislation aimed at
preventing gun violence.
Obama voiced skepticism about
the National Rifle Association’s
proposal to put armed guards in
schools following the Dec. 14
tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary
School in Newtown, Conn. The
president made his comments in an
interview with NBC’s “Meet the
Instead, the
president vowed
to rally the
American peo-
ple around an
agenda to limit
gun violence,
adding that he
still supports
increased back-
ground checks
and bans on assault weapons and
high-capacity bullet magazines. He
left no doubt it will be one of his top
priorities next year.
“It is not enough for us to say,
‘This is too hard so we’re not going
to try,”’ Obama said.
“I think there are a vast majority
of responsible gun owners out there
who recognize that we can’t have a
situation in which somebody with
severe psychological problems is
able to get the kind of high capacity
weapons that this individual in
Newtown obtained and gun down
our kids,” he added. “And, yes, it’s
going to be hard.”
The president added that he’s
ready to meet with Republicans and
Democrats, anyone with a stake in
the issue.
The schoolhouse shootings, com-
ing as families prepared for the hol-
idays, have elevated the issue of gun
violence to the forefront of public
attention. Six adult staff members
were also killed at the elementary
school. Shooter Adam Lanza com-
mitted suicide, apparently as police
closed in.
Earlier, he had killed his mother
at the home they shared.
The tragedy immediately prompt-
ed calls for greater gun controls.
But the NRA is strongly resisting
those efforts, arguing instead that
schools should have armed guards
for protection. Some gun enthusi-
asts have rushed to buy semiauto-
matic rifles of the type used by
Lanza, fearing sales may soon be
Obama seemed unimpressed by
the NRA proposal. “I am skeptical
that the only answer is putting more
guns in schools,” he said. “And I
think the vast majority of the
American people are skeptical that
that somehow is going to solve our
The president said he intends to
press the issue with the public.
“The question then becomes
whether we are actually shook up
enough by what happened here that
it does not just become another one
of these routine episodes where it
gets a lot of attention for a couple of
weeks and then it drifts away,”
Obama said. “It certainly won’t feel
like that to me. This is something
that — you know, that was the worst
day of my presidency. And it’s not
something that I want to see repeat-
Obama wants gun violence measures passed
Barack Obama
By Bill Barrow
ATLANTA — Florida Gov. Rick
Scott, who made a fortune as a
health care executive, long opposed
President Barack Obama’s remake
of the health insurance market. After
the Democratic president won re-
election, the Republican governor
softened his tone. He said he wanted
to “have a conversation” with the
administration about implementing
the 2010 law. With a federal dead-
line approaching, he also said while
Florida won’t set up the exchange
for individuals to buy private insur-
ance policies, the feds can do it.
In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie
held his cards before saying he won’t
set up his own exchange, but he’s
avoided absolute language and says
he could change his mind. He’s also
leaving his options open to accept
federal money to expand Medicaid
insurance for people who aren’t cov-
ered. The caveat, Christie says, is
whether Health Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius can “answer my questions”
about its operations and expense.
Both Republican governors face
re-election in states that Obama won
twice, Christie in 2013 and Scott in
Their apparent struggles on the
issue, along with other postures by
their GOP colleagues elsewhere,
suggest political uncertainty for
Republicans as the Affordable Care
Act starts to go into effect two years
after clearing Congress without a
single Republican vote. The risks
also are acute for governors in
Democratic-leaning or swing-voting
states or who know their records
will be parsed should they seek the
presidency in 2016 or beyond.
“It’s a tough call for many
Republican governors who want to
do the best thing for their state but
don’t want to be seen as advancing
an overhaul that many Republicans
continue to detest,” said Whit Ayers,
a consultant in Virginia.
GOP governors walk balance beam on health law
PORTLAND, Maine — A 74-
year-old Maine man was charged in
the shooting deaths of two tenants
inside an apartment he rented out at
his home, possibly over a dispute
about where they parked their cars
during a snowstorm, state police
said Sunday.
James Pak was arrested at about
10 p.m. Saturday following a stand-
off at his suburban neighborhood
home in Biddeford, about 15 miles
south of Portland, police said. He is
charged with two counts of murder
in the deaths of Derrick Thompson,
19, and Thompson’s girlfriend, 18-
year-old Alivia Welch.
Thompson’s mother, Susan
Johnson, 44, called police to report
the shootings at about 7 p.m. She
and her 6-year-old son also live in
the apartment, which is attached to
the main house where Pak lived.
Before the shootings, Biddeford
police were called to Pak’s home
regarding a dispute between Pak and
his tenants over their cars being
parked in his driveway during the
snowstorm, said state police
spokesman Steve McCausland.
Maine man, 74, held in
deaths of teen tenants
Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Bassem Mroue
BEIRUT — The international
envoy seeking to end Syria’s civil
war warned Sunday that the failure
of the government and the rebels to
pursue a political solution could
lead to the “full collapse of the
Syrian state” and threaten the
world’s security.
Lakhdar Brahimi, who represents
the United Nations and the Arab
League, said that as many as
100,000 people could be killed in
the next year as Syria moves toward
“Somalization” and rule by war-
Brahimi has reported little
progress in his mission to push for-
ward a peace plan for Syria first pre-
sented in June at an international
conference in Geneva. The proposal
calls for an open-ended cease-fire
and the formation of a transitional
government to run the country until
new elections can be held and a new
constitution drafted.
But so far, neither the regime of
President Bashar Assad nor the
scores of rebels groups fighting his
forces across the country have
shown any interest in negotiations.
The rebels’ political leadership
has called Assad’s departure a pre-
requisite for any political solution,
and it is unlikely that the opposi-
tion’s National Coalition could even
stop rebels on
the ground from
continuing to
Likewise, it is
doubtful that top
members of
Assad’s regime
will voluntarily
give up power.
The Syrian
government has remained officially
mum on Brahimi’s plan, which he
has pushed in the past week in
meetings with Assad in Damascus,
with top Russian officials in
Moscow and on Sunday with the
head of the Arab League in Cairo.
Speaking alongside Nabil Elaraby
on Sunday, he estimated that
100,000 people could be killed if
the 21-month conflict continues for
another year.
“Peace and security in the world
will be threatened directly from
Syria if there is no solution within
the next few months,” he said. “The
alternatives are a political solution
or the full collapse of the Syrian
Since meeting Assad early last
week, Brahimi has given no indica-
tion how his plan was received.
When asked Sunday if there is any
willingness among the opposition to
enter a political process, Brahimi
said, “No, there isn’t. This is the
Syria’s crisis began in March
2011 with political protests against
The conflict has since evolved
into a civil war. Anti-regime
activists say more than 45,000 peo-
ple have been killed.
The Syria government does not
give death tolls for the conflict and
says the rebels are terrorists backed
by foreign powers who seek to
destroy the country.
The Syrian conflict has split
world powers, with the United
States, Turkey and many European
and Arab states calling for Assad to
stand down. Russia, China and Iran
have stood by the regime and criti-
cized calls for Assad’s ouster.
Envoy warns of failed state in Syria
Bashar Assad
By Abdul Sattar
QUETTA, Pakistan — A car
bomb targeting a bus carrying Shiite
Muslim pilgrims killed 19 people in
southwest Pakistan on Sunday, offi-
cials and eyewitnesses said.
Earlier Sunday, 21 tribal police-
men believed to have been kid-
napped by the Taliban were found
shot dead in Pakistan’s troubled
northwest tribal region, government
officials said.
There were conflicting reports
about whether the attack on the
Shiites was carried out by a suicide
bomber, or if the car bomb was det-
onated by remote control.
Pakistan has experienced a spike
in killings over the last year by rad-
ical Sunni Muslims targeting
Shiites, whom they consider
heretics. The violence has been
especially pronounced in
Baluchistan province, where the lat-
est attack occurred.
In addition to the 19 people killed
in the bombing in Baluchistan’s
Mastung district, 25 others were
wounded, many of them critically,
said Tufail Ahmed, a local political
official. The blast destroyed the bus
and damaged a nearby bus carrying
Ahmed and a person who was rid-
ing in the second bus, Mohammed
Ayan Danish, said the attack was
carried out by a suicide bomber.
The bomber “rammed a small car
into the first bus, which contained
43 pilgrims,” said Danish.
But Akbar Durrani, the home sec-
retary in Baluchistan, said the
explosion was caused by a car
packed with explosives that was
parked beside the road and detonat-
ed by remote control.
The pilgrims who were targeted
were headed to Iran, a majority
Shiite country that is a popular reli-
gious tourism destination, Ahmed
Shiites make up around 15 per-
cent of Pakistan’s 190 million peo-
ple. They are scattered around the
country. The province of
Baluchistan has the largest commu-
nity, mainly made up of ethnic
Hazaras, easily identified by their
facial features, which resemble
those of Central Asians.
Sunni extremists have long car-
ried out attacks against Shiites in
Pakistan. The sectarian campaign
has stepped up in recent years,
fueled mainly by the radical group
Laskar-e-Jangvhi, aligned to
Pakistani Taliban militants head-
quartered in the tribal region. More
than 300 Shiites have been killed in
Pakistan this year, according to
Human Rights Watch.
The violence has pushed
Baluchistan deeper into chaos. The
province was already facing an
armed insurgency by ethnic Baluch
separatists who frequently attack
security forces and government
facilities. Now the secessionist vio-
lence has been overtaken by
increasingly bold attacks against
The sectarian bloodshed adds
another layer to the turmoil in
Pakistan, where the government is
fighting an insurgency by the
Pakistani Taliban and where many
fear Sunni hard-liners are gaining
Pakistan official: 19 killed in attack on Shiites
KABUL, Afghanistan — Violence in
Afghanistan fell in 2012, but more Afghan
troops and police who now shoulder most of
the combat were killed, according to statistics
compiled by The Associated Press.
At the same time, insider killings by uni-
formed Afghans against their foreign allies
rose dramatically, eroding confidence between
the two sides at a crucial turning point in the
war and when NATO troops and Afghan coun-
terparts are in more intimate contact.
“The overall situation is improving,” said a
NATO spokesman, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col.
Lester T. Carroll. He singled out Afghan spe-
cial forces as “surgically removing insurgent
leaders from the battle space.”
Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman
for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said
Afghan forces were now charged with 80 per-
cent of security missions and were less
equipped to face the most lethal weapon of the
militants — roadside bombs.
“Our forces are out there in the battlefields
and combat areas more than at any other time
in the past,” he said, citing reasons for the
spike in casualties.
U.S. troop deaths, overall NATO fatalities
and Afghan civilian deaths all dropped as
insurgent attacks fell off in their traditional
strongholds in the country’s south and east.
However, insurgent activity was up in the
north and west, where the Taliban and other
groups have been less active in the past, and
overall levels of violence were higher than
before a U.S. troop surge more than two years
U.S. troop deaths declined overall from 404
last year to 295 as of Saturday.
Afghan violence falls in 2012
ROME — Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist
who conducted underground research in defi-
ance of Fascist persecution and went on to win
a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries
of the cell, died at her home in Rome on
Sunday. She was 103 and had worked well
into her final years.
Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno, announc-
ing her death in a statement, called it a great
loss ‘’for all of humanity.” He praised her as
someone who represented “civic conscience,
culture and the spirit of research of our time.”
Italy’s so-called “Lady of the Cells,” a Jew
who lived through anti-Semitic discrimina-
tion and the Nazi invasion, became one of her
country’s leading scientists and shared the
Nobel medicine prize in 1986 with American
biochemist Stanley Cohen for their ground-
breaking research carried out in the United
Nobel scientist Rita Levi-
Montalcini dies in Rome
Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Happy holidays
Regarding the letter of James Quinn
published in the Dec. 24 edition of the
Daily Journal concerning the “skir-
mish” o’er the word “Christmas,” the
good Mr. Quinn may wish to consider
the fact that, in our multicultural socie-
ty, not everyone celebrates Christmas
or indeed believes in Christianity.
Yesterday, I automatically wished a bus
driver “Happy Christmas,” and he did-
n’t respond. When I caught myself a
moment later and amended my words
to “Happy Holidays,” a big smile
spread o’er the man’s face, and he
responded in kind. Let’s be sensitive to
our multicultural community and not
assume that everyone follows the same
religion or observes the same holidays.
Happy holidays to everyone, whatever
you celebrate!
Jason Childress
Redwood City
Reply to Schwab’s
guest perspective
Well ... there he goes again!
Whether or not Mr. Obama is out of
line with regard to where he decides to
spend his vacations, their duration and
how much they will cost the taxpayer
are valid questions to raise at any time,
particularly now.
But for Mr. Schwab (“Time for presi-
dent to be a role model of fiscal disci-
pline” guest perspective in the Dec. 22
San Mateo Daily Journal) to raise the
issues involved in doing so without
mentioning what other presidents have
done as well is unfair and petty, only
furthering my belief that the single pur-
pose of his column was primarily to
discredit Mr. Obama’s character, rather
than provide substantial and balanced
information. Intentionally, no doubt,
Mr. Schwab wants his readers to
believe that Mr. Obama is more irre-
sponsible and more ill-disciplined, fis-
cally speaking, than any of his prede-
A more balanced and complete inves-
tigation of the facts might have shown
a different picture, particularly if he
had included what is known about our
previous president. During President
George W. Bush’s first term in office, it
appears that he spent far more time
away from the job on “vacations” than
did Mr. Obama during his first term,
and at a cost to the taxpayer that was
far, far greater.
However, be this as it may, in my
opinion, considering the nature of the
job, rather than second-guessing
motives, challenging destinations and
begrudging the time our presidents use
to “get away,” we ought to be pleased
that they are doing so.
Norm Heise
Letters to the editor
— Pasadena Star-News
his has been a big year for
political reform in California.
Voters in districts drawn for the
first time by an independent commis-
sion used the state’s new open-primary
system to elect a group of officeholders
bound by redefined term limits. There’s
hope these changes will have the
intended effect of making lawmakers
more representative of actual communi-
ties, less beholden to party extremists,
and less shortsighted.
What might next year bring?
Plenty remains to be done to improve
how the state is run. So let’s narrow
down the possibilities: The theme for
the next round of reforms should be
Transparency is the catchall word that
political watchdogs use to describe
some essential qualities of an effective
government. All-too-rare features like
openness, honesty and accountability.
Things that let constituents know what
their leaders are up to, that allow peo-
ple to participate in the process.
Here are four ideas for promoting
transparency. None is exactly new, and
some have been proposed before and
defeated. Which makes them overdue
for action by reform-minded California
lawmakers or by voters:
Expand disclosure of campaign con-
The November election highlighted
the problem.
An Arizona-based nonprofit group,
widely and accurately described as
shadowy, sent $11 million to the cam-
paigns against the Proposition 30 tax
hikes and in favor of the Proposition 32
restrictions on unions’ political power.
Under current campaign finance laws,
the source of the money didn’t have to
be revealed, leading critics to liken the
maneuvers to money-laundering.
Voters must be allowed to know who
is trying to influence elections, so they
can figure out the real motives of initia-
tive campaigns and candidates.
State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance is
one of two legislators promoting bills
that would tighten disclosure rules and
increase penalties for breaking them.
These would be good steps.
Related to this, Assemblyman Mike
Gatto of Burbank has proposed requir-
ing backers of voter initiatives to identi-
fy their top five campaign contributors
in ballot pamphlets.
It’s worth pursuing.
Rein in ballot-box budgeting.
California’s budget problems are
complicated by the creation of expen-
sive state program through ballot initia-
tives. Here, too, Gatto is promising to
continue to push to at least warn voters
of the risk by requiring initiative cam-
paigns to state how new programs
would be funded.
End “gut and amend” legislating and
other rush-job laws.
The gut-and-amend practice causes
outrage one week per legislative cycle,
during the days before the deadline for
passing bills, but the anger hasn’t lasted
long enough to spur reform.
In August, Assemblyman Felipe
Fuentes of Sylmar turned a Senate bill
concerning vehicle pollution into a bill
to give as many as 2million undocu-
mented immigrants “safe harbor” in
California. Though the bill didn’t pass,
it was an egregious example of an
effort to completely alter a bill at the
last minute to try to slide something
unrelated through the Legislature.
Around the same time, a pension-
reform bill was jammed through before
lawmakers, let alone members of a con-
cerned public, could figure out what as
in it.
A remedy is to require bills to be
made public at least 72 hours before
lawmakers vote. This was among sever-
al reforms in Proposition 31, which vot-
ers rejected in November. The proposal
deserves another chance.
End vote-switching.
The game-playing doesn’t end after
legislators cast their votes. Thanks to an
Associated Press report, Californians
now know how often members of the
Assembly take advantage of rules
allowing them to alter or add votes in
the official record after the fact (more
than 5,000 times this year). Sometimes
there are legitimate reasons to do this,
but usually the aim is to make their vot-
ing history more attractive to the public
and party leaders.
Come election time, voters should be
able to judge incumbents’ performance
in office in part by reviewing which
bills they supported and opposed.
Not surprisingly, Assembly leaders
have signaled they have no plan to for-
bid vote-switching. So, as with most
good reforms, the impetus will have to
come from the public itself.
These ideas are a start on the next
round of California political reform.
There will be more where they came
Making government more transparent
By Herb Perez
uccessful organizations are often judged by their
ability to fulfill their mission statement. In the case
of a city such as Foster City, we are charged with a
series of intertwined objectives and goals, which are com-
monly referred to as “Quality of Life.”
For the city to achieve this lofty goal, we
must partner with different organizations
that can provide services, knowledge and
personnel that we do not possess or can
support financially.
Every city has the same challenge. In
these challenging economic times, they
must find additional financial resources
or budgetary relieving services to main-
tain or grow services the residents
desire, need or expect as part of the city’s “Quality of
Our city has undertaken the task of recreating our finan-
cial future and the enhancement of our revenue generators.
This task will require valuable partners who can deliver
expertise and work-product that may not be available inter-
nally or consistent with our core function of our current
In particular, the Foster City Chamber of Commerce
could serve as a conduit to existing and future commercial
relationships that would yield substantial benefits down the
line. More importantly, as the chamber redefines itself, the
city can partner in the process to the betterment of both.
By way of example, as a new resident and business
owner, my first stop was the Chamber of Commerce. I
joined the chamber to better understand the business cli-
mate and to develop relationships with the city’s key stake-
holders. I viewed the city as the regulatory agency and the
chamber as the business development center. It is time to
address and change that dynamic to bring these top com-
plementary processes into better alignment and create
mutually sustainable success for both.
It is time for our city to reinvent the way we conduct
business and encourage businesses to invest in our ideal
community by the lagoon. We need to maintain, grow and
attract commercial partners to our city. Only then will rev-
enue increase and allow us to fund our resident expectation
of services.
The city and the chamber have historically interacted and
maintained a working relationship in many different forms.
While the relationship has always been positive and amica-
ble, it has led to mixed results. This is not to cast blame,
but merely to state the facts.
The challenges of the past were due in part to the lack of
a coordinated effort with a mutual vision of deliverables
relevant to the mutually acceptable end-goal. Without a
proper plan, any such venture is bound to fail.
The years have brought a clearer vision to both the cham-
ber and the city for the need for the development of a coor-
dinated effort and strategy to maximize the throughput of
both. Both are dependent on the other for the success of a
portion of their respective mission statements.
The chamber has embarked on a new direction to become
a positive and proactive force in the city under the leader-
ship of a new CEO and board. This change has come at a
time when the city is moving forward with the Sustainable
Foster City initiative.
The city needs to build strong relationships with our
commercial partners to increase revenue in the residential
and commercial revenue centers. More importantly, the city
needs to define and implement a strategy to revitalize our
commercial shopping centers. This will require expertise
and staff that may not be part of the city’s infrastructure.
The mutually beneficial solution would be to utilize the
expertise of the chamber staff and board to compliment the
strengths of existing city staff.
This effort is one portion of a larger sustainability plan
that must be developed by city staff. However, the chamber,
as part of its own planning process, will develop a signifi-
cant and similar portion. Because of the significant overlap,
it would be prudent to combine the efforts of both and
develop a mutually acceptable plan and eliminate a dupli-
cation of efforts. Additionally, it would be a cost savings to
both organizations.
This is one example of the use of outside partners who
can save the city’s general fund dollars through a coordi-
nated strategy. There is no need to increase staff or develop
new internal structure to address areas where other vested
organizations are already performing the heavy lifting. We
can all share in the combined work-product and comple-
ment each other’s efforts to the betterment of both.
It is time for the city and the chamber to cooperate and
participate in the cost, development, execution and mainte-
nance of an economic development plan for the benefit of
the city and its residents.
Herb Perez is a member of the Foster City Council. He can
be reached at hperez@fostercity.org or 650-468-3143.
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By Daniel Wagner
WASHINGTON — As signs emerge
that holiday sales this year grew at the
weakest pace since 2008, investors are
dumping retail stocks. Analysts are crow-
ing about the missing “consumer engine”
without which the economy may stag-
Many fear that the season’s weakness
will reverberate throughout the economy:
Stores will be saddled with excess mer-
chandise, forcing them to slash prices and
accept razor-thin profit margins. Demand
will soften for goods up and down the
supply chain, leading eventually to a
decline in orders for factory goods and
weaker manufacturing. Growth will slow.
Yet there are plenty of reasons to
believe that these fears are overblown,
some market-watchers argue. Auto sales
are strong, as are some measures of con-
sumer sentiment. Home values are rising,
leaving fewer Americans on the brink of
foreclosure and helping many feel more
financially secure.
Above all, they point out, there is noth-
ing permanent about the “fiscal cliff,” a
set of tax hikes and spending cuts that
will automatically take effect at the
beginning of 2013 if lawmakers are
unable to reach a deal to avert it.
When the fiscal issue is addressed and
demand bounces back, these contrarians
argue, beaten-down retail stocks may turn
out to be this year’s best after-Christmas
“There may be some caution ahead of
the fiscal cliff” because of uncertainty
about tax rates, “but it’s more of a road
bump than any fundamental weakness,”
says David Kelly, chief global strategist
for JP Morgan Funds.
He notes that a daily tracker of con-
sumer sentiment, the Rasmussen
Consumer Index, rose Friday to 98.9, the
highest level measured since January
2008. Other measures of consumer senti-
ment appear weaker, but Kelly believes
the Rasmussen data is more reliable
because it is updated daily. Most other
indices rely on monthly surveys.
The fiscal cliff isn’t the only reason
consumers slowed down in November
and December. Americans were buffeted
by a series of events that made them more
likely to stay home.
Superstorm Sandy caused steep holi-
day sales declines in the Northeast and
mid-Atlantic that made the national pic-
ture appear far weaker. The presidential
election distracted people in November,
the Newtown massacre in December. And
the rising din about Washington’s current
budget impasse left many people unsure
what their 2013 household budgets will
look like.
The outcome: Holiday sales of elec-
tronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods
in the two months before Christmas
increased just 0.7 percent compared with
last year, according to preliminary data
released Tuesday by MasterCard
Advisors SpendingPulse, which tracks
holiday spending across all payment
methods. That’s the weakest holiday per-
formance since 2008, when sales dropped
several percent as the cresting financial
crisis pushed the economy into a deep
For many, the early results were a wor-
risome sign of things to come. Jeff Sica,
president and chief investment officer of
SICA Wealth Management in
Morristown, N.J., called the retail sales
result “onerous” and “a negative over-
hang on the market.”
Still, the nation’s largest retail trade
group, the National Retail Federation, is
sticking to its forecast that total sales for
November and December will be up 4.1
percent from last year.
Will retailers rebound?
By Lynne Tuohy
CONCORD, N.H. — Nearly a decade
after it was first brought, a lawsuit accus-
ing two oil giants of widespread ground-
water contamination in New Hampshire
is expected to present jurors with the
most complex and time-consuming trial
in state history.
The products liability case against
ExxonMobil and Citgo will be tried
beginning in mid-January in a federal
courtroom — on loan to the state —
because it would undermine the rights of
criminal defendants to a speedy trial if it
tied up one of the three courtrooms in
Merrimack Superior Court, officials
The state sued 26 oil companies and
subsidiaries in 2003, claiming the gaso-
line additive MTBE, methyl tertiary
butyl ether, caused groundwater contam-
ination in a state where 60 percent of the
population relies on private wells for
drinking water.
New Hampshire is seeking more than
$700 million in damages to test and
monitor every private well and public
drinking water system in the state and to
cover cleanup costs where needed,
according to court documents.
New Hampshire is the only state to
have reached the trial stage in a lawsuit
over MTBE.
Other lawsuits have been brought by
municipalities, water districts or individ-
ual well owners, and most filed in the
past decade have ended in settlements.
New York City in 2009 won a $105 mil-
lion federal jury verdict against
ExxonMobil for MTBE contamination
of city wells; that verdict has been
MTBE had been used in gasoline
since the 1970s to increase octane and
reduce smog-causing emissions. While
it was credited with cutting air pollution,
it was found in the late 1990s to contam-
inate drinking water when gasoline is
spilled or leaks into surface or ground-
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency had classified it as a “possible
human carcinogen.” New Hampshire
banned its use in 2007.
Long-awaited pollution trial ready to start
Liberal arts colleges forced
to evolve with the market
ADRIAN, Mich. — They’re the places you think of when
you think of “college” — leafy campuses, small classes, small
towns. Liberal arts colleges are where students ponder life’s big
questions, and learn to think en route to successful careers and
richer lives, if not always to the best-paying first jobs.
But today’s increasingly career-focused students mostly
aren’t buying the idea that a liberal arts education is good value,
and many small liberal arts colleges are struggling. The sur-
vivors are shedding their liberal arts identity, if not the label. A
study published earlier this year found that of 212 such institu-
tions identified in 1990, only 130 still meet the criteria of a
“true liberal arts college.” Most that fell off the list remained in
business, but had shifted toward a pre-professional curriculum.
These distinctively American institutions — educating at
most 2 percent of college students but punching far above their
weight in accomplished graduates — can’t turn back the clock.
But schools like Adrian College, 75 miles southwest of
Detroit and back from a recent near-death experience, offer
something of a playbook.
First, get students in the door by offering what they do want,
namely sports and extracurricular opportunities that might
elude them at bigger schools. Offer vocational subjects like
business, criminal justice and exercise science that students and
parents think — rightly or wrongly — will lead to better jobs.
Then, once they’re enrolled, look for other ways to sprinkle
the liberal arts magic these colleges still believe in, even if it
requires a growing stretch to call yourself a liberal arts college.
“We’re liberal arts-aholics,” says Adrian President Jeffrey
Docking, who has added seven sports and two pre-professional
degree programs since arriving in 2005 — and nearly doubled
enrollment to about 1,750.
But he’s also a realist.
“I say this with regret,” said Docking, an ethicist by training.
But “you really take your life into your own hands thinking that
a pure liberal arts degree is going to be attractive enough to
enough 18-year-olds that you fill your freshman classes.”
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Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (L) celebrates with wide receiver Michael
Crabtree after Crabtree scored a touchdown during the second quarter of their NFL football
game against the Arizona Cardinals in San Francisco Sunday.
By Julio Lara
It appears the Menlo School girls’
basketball team is slowly, but sure-
ly, taking shape.
A scary, basketball-game-domi-
nating shape that is.
The Knights cruised to a champi-
onship win at the Steve Geramoni
Old School Basketball Classic
Saturday against host Notre Dame-
Belmont 54-36. With the Knights’
roster closing in on 100 percent
health, the Geramoni tournament
was a dominating preview of a
Menlo team in full charge — their
three wins in the tourney were by an
average of 18 points.
“This is a big tournament for us,”
said Menlo head coach John Paye.
“Our younger players played hard
the first half of December and they
created an intensity level that we’ve
kept with our older players coming
back in. It’s a good core, group of
No player was better than
Menlo’s Drew Edelman, the reign-
ing San Mateo Daily Journal Girls’
Basketball Player of the Year and
Geromoni tournament Most
Valuable Player.
After fighting through an early-
season injury, Edelman gave a more
detailed preview of how scary the
Knights can be with her leading the
way — Saturday’s 24-point, 12-
rebound performance was one of
two tournament double-doubles (20
and 20 against Northgate and 26
and 9 against Moreau Catholic).
“Drew has real nice hands. The
more she plays the better she gets,”
Paye said. “She’ll continue to get
stronger. She’s still working on her
endurance but she had one of her
best games of the season so far.”
“We were a little out-manned
tonight,” said Notre Dame head
coach Josh Davenport. “With limit-
ed time to game plan for them,
you’re limited to your base defense.
And we needed to come up with
something a little better than what I
came up with tonight. We’re already
getting beat on the boards fairly reg-
ularly, so this wasn’t going to be a
night where we were going to dom-
inate the boards.”
The Knights controlled the glass
32-16 for the game and came out
full throttle. They took a 16-4 lead
Menlo girls shine in hoops tourney
See MENLO, Page 14
beat the
By Bernie Wilson
SAN DIEGO — If this was indeed Norv
Turner’s last game as San Diego Chargers
coach, he went out with a victory against the
rival Oakland Raiders that was spiced up by a
double ejection.
Micheal Spurlock returned the opening
kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and San
Diego beat the Raiders 24-21 on a wet,
gloomy Sunday.
San Diego linebacker Takeo Spikes and
Oakland running back Mike Goodson were
ejected following a skirmish in the second
Turner and general manager A.J. Smith are
expected to be fired because the Chargers (7-
9) missed the playoffs for the third straight
season. The Raiders finished 4-12.
If Turner does get fired, he’ll finish 56-40 in
six seasons with San Diego, but just 24-24 the
last three seasons.
Turner’s overall regular-season record as an
NFL head coach is 114-122-1. He was 49-59-
1 in Washington from 1994 until being fired
with three games left in the 2000 season and
9-23 with Oakland, where he coached from
2004 until being fired after the 2005 season.
He was hired by the Chargers in February
2007 after Smith won a power struggle with
Marty Schottenheimer.
Spurlock took the opening kickoff and ran
up the middle of the field before cutting over
to the right sideline to give the Chargers a lead
they wouldn’t give up.
He became the first Chargers player to have
a kickoff and punt return for touchdowns in
consecutive weeks. He returned a punt 63
yards for a touchdown a week earlier in a vic-
tory against the New York Jets.
Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor made
his first career start, in place of injured Carson
Palmer. Pryor threw his first career touch-
down pass, a 9-yarder to Darrius Heyward-
Bey early in the second quarter, and scored on
a 3-yard run midway through the fourth quar-
ter to pull the Raiders to 24-14.
Pryor’s TD pass came two plays after
Spikes and Goodson were ejected.
Goodson was blocking Spikes when the
two locked up on a pass play in the second
quarter. They remained locked up after the
play ended and a larger scrum broke out.
Spikes and Goodson were flagged for per-
sonal fouls and ejected. Spikes had to be
restrained by field judge Scott Edwards from
going after referee John Parry.
As he was leaving the field, Spikes took off
his helmet and flung it. Teammate Melvin
Ingram caught it.
Backup tight end Randy McMichael
49ers win NFC West
By Janie McCauley
SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Crabtree’s
career day and dazzling catch-making display
sent the San Francisco 49ers to another NFC
West crown and into the playoffs with some
much-needed momentum.
Crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49
and 7 yards and finished with a career-high
172 yards, leading the 49ers to a 27-13 victo-
ry against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday
after a slow start. To make things even better,
they also get a first-round bye.
Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-best
276 yards and two TDs as the Niners (11-4-1)
did their part to control the postseason picture
— then waited all of about 15 minutes to
watch Minnesota beat Green Bay and give
San Francisco the NFC’s No. 2 seed and a
week off before hosting a divisional playoff
Frank Gore ran for a 2-yard touchdown
early in the fourth quarter for his franchise-
best 51st touchdown rushing, breaking a tie
with mentor Roger Craig and the late Hall of
Famer Joe Perry.
Brian Hoyer went 19 of 34 for 225 yards
and a late TD toss in his first career NFL start
as Arizona’s fourth quarterback. The
Cardinals (5-11) lost for the 11th time in their
last 12 games in what might have been Ken
Whisenhunt’s final game as coach.
Crabtree’s outstanding outing was the best
by a 49ers receiver since Terrell Owens’ 166-
yard performance on Nov. 25, 2002, against
Crabtree caught a 31-yard pass to set up his
team-leading eighth TD reception on the next
play. The sequence put him over 1,000 yards,
giving San Francisco its first 1,000-yard
receiver since T.O. in 2003.
The next series, Crabtree made a pretty,
one-handed grab with his right hand along the
left sideline on third-and-11 for a 19-yard
gain and first down.
He made a 14-yard catch on fourth down
By Greg Beacham
LOS ANGELES — Although Montee Ball
and Stepfan Taylor have barely met, Taylor is
pretty sure they would get along famously.
“We had a quick hello this week, but you
can tell we’ve got a lot in common,” the
Stanford running back said. “At least on the
In an era of college football dominated by
spread schemes and prolific quarterbacks,
these two tailbacks personify an old-fash-
ioned, smash-mouth approach to offense.
Running behind similar massive offensive
lines at Wisconsin and Stanford, both backs
persevered through slow starts to their careers
to earn prominent spots in the record books
heading into their big finales in the 99th Rose
“You can’t really have a better running back
matchup in college football than this one,”
Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez said.
Ball and Taylor expect to get to know each
other while they prepare for the upcoming
NFL draft, where they’re both likely to be
high picks. They’ll first finish up their college
careers against each other when the surprising
Badgers (8-5) make their third straight Rose
Bowl appearance Tuesday against the favored
No. 8 Cardinal (11-2).
When Ball is asked about Taylor’s abilities,
he realizes he might as well be describing
“We’re both not blazing fast, but we both do
a good job playing to our strengths,” Ball said.
“We run behind our pads, run between the
Top tailbacks in Rose Bowl spotlight
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis
Colts made Chuck Pagano a winner in his
return to the sideline.
Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns
and Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-
yard kickoff return in the third quarter, giving
the Colts a 28-16 victory over Houston. It was
Pagano’s first game back as coach since start-
ing treatment for leukemia Sept. 26.
Indianapolis (11-5) heads into the playoffs
as the No. 5 seed and on a roll. The Colts will
open the postseason next weekend against the
Baltimore Ravens.
Slumping Houston (12-4) won’t know its
playoff seed until later Sunday. The Texans
lost three of their last four games, and J.J.
Watt failed to break Michael Strahan’s single-
season sacks record.
The game turned on two big plays: Karim’s
kickoff return, which wiped out a 16-14
Houston lead, and Luck’s 70-yard TD pass to
T.Y. Hilton.
CINCINNATI — Carlos Dunlap returned
an interception 14 yards for a touchdown in
the fourth quarter.
The Ravens (10-6) had already clinched
their second straight AFC North title, and they
will open the playoffs at home against
Indianapolis, which defeated Houston on
The opponent for the Bengals (10-6) was to
be determined later Sunday.
The Ravens let quarterback Joe Flacco and
running back Ray Rice play only two series.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and receiv-
er A.J. Green sat out the second half.
DETROIT — Jay Cutler threw for 257
yards and a touchdown and helped seal the
game with a late scramble.
Chicago (10-6) needed a Minnesota loss to
Green Bay to reach the postseason.
The Lions (4-12) lost their last eight games
and turned the ball over four times in the
finale. Calvin Johnson fell short in his attempt
to become the first player with 2,000 yards
receiving in a season.
Cutler’s 19-yard run on third down helped
Chicago run out the clock late in the fourth
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There will
be no Super Bowl repeat for the Giants. Not
even a playoff berth despite Eli Manning’s
career-high five touchdown passes.
The Giants (9-7) playoff hopes ended min-
utes after routing the Eagles in what may have
been coach Andy Reid’s final game for
Philadelphia. Chicago’s win over Detroit
ended New York’s long-shot playoff chances.
The loss means that it will be seven straight
seasons that the Super Bowl champion has
failed to win a playoff game the following
Philadelphia closed the season 4-12.
ATLANTA — The Falcons couldn’t follow
through with their plan to gain momentum for
the playoffs as Josh Freeman threw a touch-
down pass to Mike Williams and Doug Martin
ran for 141 yards.
The Falcons (13-3) had little to play for as
they already have home-field advantage
through the NFC playoffs. Coach Mike Smith
said he wanted to “finish the regular season
the right way,” and he stayed with his starters
through the game.
The danger to Smith’s strategy was losing a
top starter to an injury. Defensive end John
Abraham, Atlanta’s best pass rusher, left with
an apparent left ankle injury in the fourth
quarter. Cornerback Dunta Robinson suffered
a head injury in the first quarter and did not
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger
threw three short touchdown passes, and
Pittsburgh avoided its first losing season in
nearly a decade.
Antonio Brown, Leonard Pope and Plaxico
Burress scored for the Steelers (8-8).
Pittsburgh’s top-ranked defense forced four
turnovers as the Steelers won for just the sec-
ond time in the last six weeks, a slide that
knocked them out of the playoffs for the first
time since 2009.
Cleveland’s third-string quarterback,
Thaddeus Lewis, passed for 204 yards with a
touchdown and an interception in his first
NFL start. But the Browns (5-11) dropped
their third straight in what is likely coach Pat
Shurmur’s final game.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — C.J. Spiller
scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping
underachieving Buffalo, while Jets quarter-
back Mark Sanchez had two more turnovers.
Safety Bryan Scott also returned an inter-
ception 20 yards for a touchdown for the Bills
(6-10), who snapped a three-game skid. Both
AFC East rivals had already been eliminated
from playoff contention.
The Bills finished last in the AFC East for a
fifth straight season amid speculation about
coach Chan Gailey’s job security.
Sanchez may have started his final game for
the Jets (6-10), who closed the season with
three consecutive losses amid all sorts of tur-
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee became
the first NFL team with two players scoring
twice on returns in closing out the season with
two wins in its final three games.
Darius Reynaud scored on two punt returns
and rookie linebacker Zach Brown returned
two interceptions for touchdowns.
The Titans finished 6-10 and await owner
Bud Adams’ decision on whether to keep
coach Mike Munchak, who has two years left
on his contract.
The Jaguars (2-14) wrapped up their worst
season with their 12th loss in 13 games, and
now owner Shad Khan has to decide on the
futures of general manager Gene Smith and
first-year coach Mike Mularkey.
NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees made
more NFL history, but so did the Saints’
porous defense in a loss to Carolina.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards,
including touchdown runs of 54 and 12 yards,
for Carolina (7-9), which closed the season
with four straight wins. His 65-yard gain set
up the first of three 1-yard scoring runs by
Mike Tolbert.
Brees passed for 396 yards, giving him
5,177 this season. That makes him the first
player to eclipse 5,000 yards three times. His
four TD passes gave him 43 in 2012, and he’s
the first player with 40 TD passes in consecu-
tive seasons.
The Saints (7-9) also gave up 530 yards,
raising their season total to 7,042 to break the
record of 6,793 allowed by the 1981
Baltimore Colts.
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Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
after one quarter and never looked back.
“Well, we beat ourselves in the first
quarter,” Davenport said. “We had a 11
turnovers and it set the tone for the rest
of night with giving them easy looks.”
“We had full court intensity on our
defense,” Paye said. “We created some
turnovers and we were able to get the
ball inside to Edelman and she was able
to finish her shots.”
Yes, the formula for success appears
to be that simple for the Knights. Their
full-court pressure netted them eight
steals in the first half — four by Lauren
Lete, another key figure for Menlo
whose recent return to the lineup has
sparked the Knights.
“She’s beginning to find her timing as
well,” Paye said of his four-year varsity
point guard.
The Tigers made their lone move of
the evening in the second quarter after
they figured out the Menlo press for a
stretch. They trimmed the deficit to eight
points and kept it there for a couple of
“Once they start building confidence
at certain segments of the game, we
looked pretty good,” Davenport said.
“But unfortunately we had too many
portions of the game where we weren’t
very good at all.”
And unfortunately for the Tigers, they
had no answer for Edelman. After post-
ing 10 points in the first quarter, No. 13
was called upon to counter Notre
Dame’s run. She added six more points
on 3 of 3 shooting from the floor to close
the half with 16 points. The Knights
were up nine come recess.
Menlo put the game to bed in the third
quarter by turning up the intensity on
defense. They held Notre Dame basket-
less until the 4:11 mark and by then the
Knights held a 37-17 advantage. A
Kaelen Dunn 3-pointer just before the
end of quarter three gave the Knights a
20-point lead.
The Tigers did outscore Menlo in the
fourth quarter, but Paye rested many of
his starters near game’s end.
Notre Dame’s Megan Smith scored 13
points to pace her team. Justine DeLeon
was in double digits too with 10.
Along with Edelman, Hannah Paye
was named to the All-tournament team
— so was Notre Dame’s Eleni Giotinis.
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walked Spikes off the field and the two
hugged before Spikes disappeared up the
After Oakland scored, San Diego took
the ensuing kickoff and went on a long
drive that resulted in Philip Rivers’ 11-
yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates
for a 17-7 lead with 2:48 left before half-
Pryor made some big mistakes.
With Sebastian Janikowski warming
up on the sideline for a possible field goal
attempt in the final seconds of the first
half, Pryor scrambled but didn’t get out
of bounds and the clock ran out.
Early in the third quarter, Pryor got too
much air under a pass and was picked off
in the end zone by Quentin Jammer.
Rivers also threw a 34-yard scoring
pass to Danario Alexander.
Rivers completed 13 of 17 passes for
151 yards and two touchdowns.
Pryor was 13 of 28 for 150 yards, with
two TDs and one interception.
Continued from page 11
late in the third, and later converted
another fourth down with a reception of
7 yards.
What a boost for an injury-depleted
receiving corps missing Mario
Manningham for the rest of the season
because of a knee injury and had tight
end Vernon Davis limited a week after
sustaining a concussion.
Struggling San Francisco kicker
David Akers missed wide left on a 44-
yard field goal attempt midway through
the second quarter, then did it again with
nearly the same kick — from 40 yards
this time — 24 seconds before halftime.
Akers put his hands on his knees and
closed his eyes in frustration as boos
rained down from the sellout crowd at
Candlestick Park.
He missed for the fourth time in his
last eight spanning three games and 13th
time in 40 tries after setting an NFL sin-
gle-season record with 44 in 52
attempts. He had a 21-yard try blocked
in the loss at Seattle and returned by
Richard Sherman for a 90-yard touch-
But Akers bounced back by nailing
one from 43 yards early in the second
half yet was later clipped in his left,
kicking foot by Arizona’s Justin Bethel.
He stayed in the game, then booted a 26-
yard field goal with just more than 9
minutes remaining.
Hoyer exhibited poise in the early
moments. He completed 7 of his first 13
passes and three straight — for 7, 15 and
12 yards — during one drive as Arizona
took a 3-0 lead on Jay Feely’s 35-yard
field goal late in the first quarter. Feely
added a 31-yarder early in the second to
make it 6-0.
The Cardinals outgained the 49ers
129-15 in total yards in the opening
quarter and held San Francisco without a
first down.
But that didn’t last long.
The Cardinals ended a six-game
stretch without a touchdown passing
when Hoyer hit Michael Floyd on a late
37-yard touchdown pass to end a stretch
of six games without a TD in the air.
The Cardinals pounded the ball toward
the right side of San Francisco’s defen-
sive line where Pro Bowler Justin Smith
had been stout against the run all season
before getting hurt two weeks ago.
But Hoyer, who replaced the benched
Ryan Lindley in last week’s 28-13 home
loss to the Bears, couldn’t make enough
plays against San Francisco’s stingy
Former starting quarterback Alex
Smith made what could have been his
final appearance in a 49ers uniform
when he entered the game with 5:57 to
go — playing to chants of “Let’s Go,
Alex!” and “Alex! Alex!”
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tackles and always stay physical. We’ve got a lot of similari-
ties, so it’s good to see him have success. Just hopefully not too
much success in the game.”
The Rose Bowl is a culmination of two resilient tenures at a
notoriously fickle position. Both backs are playing in their
third straight BCS bowls: Ball was outstanding in both of the
Badgers’ previous trips to the Rose Bowl, while Taylor had big
games in Orange and Fiesta bowls over the past two years.
Ball, who won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top
running back this season, has scored 82 touchdowns — more
than anybody in FBS history.
Taylor is merely the leading rusher in Stanford history —
and one score shy of becoming the school’s career touchdowns
leader — as an incredibly durable performer who almost never
leaves the field when the Cardinal have the ball.
Yet neither Ball nor Taylor started his college career as the
main man, instead winning their starting jobs through persist-
ence and hard work.
Taylor was a backup to Toby Gerhart as a freshman, getting
just 56 carries. He was overshadowed for most of his first three
seasons on The Farm with Heisman contenders Gerhart and
Andrew Luck in the same backfield before getting the spotlight
this year — and even then, he was overshadowed on the West
Coast by fellow Pac-12 ball-carriers Kenjon Barner at Oregon,
Ka’Deem Carey at Arizona and Johnathan Franklin at UCLA.
Yet Taylor broke Darrin Nelson’s Stanford career rushing
record in the Pac-12 title game, getting 78 more yards to give
him 4,212 in his career. With a touchdown against Wisconsin,
he’ll break his career tie with Gerhart at 44 TDs.
“I don’t worry about people paying attention to me as long as we’re
winning games, because that’s all you can control,” Taylor said.
Ball played behind John Clay as a freshman and in a three-
back combo with Clay and James White as a sophomore. Ball
was frequently the third option in that troika in 2010, particular-
ly when he didn’t even play in a win over Ohio State, a setback
that left him contemplating a transfer or moving to linebacker.
Ball has rushed for 1,730 yards and 21 touchdowns in the
final season of his decorated career at Wisconsin. With three
touchdowns in the Big Ten title game, Ball broke the FBS
career record for rushing TDs with 76 while topping 5,000
yards for his career. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist last sea-
son after scoring 39 touchdowns, and he rushed for 164 yards
in Wisconsin’s loss to Oregon in last season’s Rose Bowl. Ball
won’t catch Wisconsin career rushing leader Ron Dayne, the
top ball-carrier in FBS history with 6,397 yards, but he’s done
just about everything else possible in Madison.
When David Shaw was asked about his single biggest con-
cern in the Rose Bowl, the Stanford coach was blunt: “He
wears No. 28 for the other team.”
That would be Ball, of course. The Cardinal have replicated
Ball in practice with Stanford backup running back Barry
Sanders — yes, the son of that other Barry Sanders, whose sin-
gle-season record of 39 touchdowns for Oklahoma State was
tied by Ball last season.
Continued from page 11
Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Ira Podell
NEW YORK — After two days
of questions and answers, the NHL
and the players’ association now
need to figure out if they are ready to
bargain again in what could be a last
chance to save the hockey season.
The sides had a series of informa-
tional discussions by conference call
and in face-to-face meetings with
staff members that lasted much of
Saturday and concluded Sunday.
Those talks were spurred by the
nearly 300-page contract proposal
the NHL presented to the union
It isn’t yet clear if this offer will
swiftly lead to new bargaining, per-
haps as early as Sunday or Monday.
There have been no negotiations
since the sides met with a federal
mediator Dec. 13
All games through Jan. 14 have
been canceled, claiming more than
50 percent of the schedule. The
NHL wants to reach a deal by Jan.
11 and open the season Jan. 19, with
a 48-game schedule.
Bargaining sessions with only the
NHL and union haven’t been held
since Dec. 6, when talks abruptly
ended after the players’ association
made a counterproposal to the
league’s previous offer. The league
said that offer was contingent on the
union accepting three elements
unconditionally and without further
The NHL then pulled all existing
offers off the table. Two days of ses-
sions with mediators the following
week ended without progress.
A person familiar with key points
of the offer told The Associated
Press that the league proposed rais-
ing the limit of individual free-agent
contracts to six years from five —
seven years if a team re-signs its
own player; raising the salary vari-
ance from one year to another to 10
percent, up from 5 percent; and one
compliance buyout for the 2013-14
season that wouldn’t count toward a
team’s salary cap but would be
included in the overall players’ share
of income.
The person spoke on condition of
anonymity because details of the
new offer weren’t being discussed
The NHL maintained the deferred
payment amount of $300 million it
offered in its previous proposal, an
increase from an earlier offer of
$211 million. The initial $300 mil-
lion offer was pulled after negotia-
tions broke off this month.
The latest proposal is for 10 years,
running through the 2021-22 season,
with both sides having the right to
opt out after eight years.
If this offer doesn’t quickly lead to
a new collective bargaining agree-
ment, the next round of cuts could
claim the entire schedule.
The NHL is the only North
American professional sports league
to cancel a season because of a labor
dispute, losing the 2004-05 cam-
paign to a lockout. A 48-game sea-
son was played in 1995 after a lock-
out stretched into January.
It is still possible this dispute
could eventually be settled in the
courts if the sides can’t reach a deal
on their own.
The NHL filed a class-action suit
this month in U.S. District Court in
New York in an effort to show its
lockout is legal. In a separate move,
the league filed an unfair labor prac-
tice charge with the National Labor
Relations Board, contending bad-
faith bargaining by the union.
Those moves were made because
the players’ association took steps
toward potentially filing a “dis-
claimer of interest,” which would
dissolve the union and make it a
trade association. That would allow
players to file antitrust lawsuits
against the NHL.
Union members voted over-
whelmingly to give their board the
power to file the disclaimer by
Wednesday. If that deadline passes,
another authorization vote could be
held to approve a later filing.
NHL, union end talks as sides mull next step
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson picked
up the Minnesota Vikings and gave them a
ride to the playoffs, where the first stop on this
improbable journey is, yes, Green Bay.
Peterson came up 9 yards shy of breaking
Eric Dickerson’s single-season record, but he
still powered the Vikings past the Packers 37-
34 Sunday with 199 yards to set up a rematch
next weekend in a first-round playoff game.
Peterson sliced through the line for a 27-
yard gain in the closing seconds, his career-
high 34th carry. That set up Blair Walsh’s 29-
yard field goal as time expired and put the
Vikings (10-6) in the postseason after consec-
utive last-place finishes.
The division champion Packers (11-5)
dropped to the NFC’s No. 3 seed.
Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of 40 passes
for 365 yards and four touchdowns and no
turnovers, connecting with Jordy Nelson from
2 yards to tie the game with 2:54 remaining.
But Christian Ponder threw for three scores,
including one to Peterson, providing the nec-
essary balance.
Ponder didn’t turn over the ball, either, and
went 16 for 28 for 234 yards, including a 65-
yard zinger in stride to Jarius Wright midway
through the fourth quarter that set up Ponder’s
third touchdown toss.
Peterson finished with 2,097 yards, becom-
ing the seventh player in NFL history to reach
the 2,000 mark. He had to work for it, pulling
out all the cutbacks, stutter-steps and spins he
could find in his exceptional skill set.
Vikings top Pack 37-34
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — So much for
the Patriots’ problems.
Rebounding from a rare slump, Tom Brady
and his teammates earned a playoff bye with
a 28-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on
Sunday after two mediocre performances.
Stevan Ridley ran for two touchdowns as
New England used a ball-control offense and
a defense that racked up a season-high seven
Now, seeded second in the AFC, the
Patriots have an extra week to savor the win
and prepare for their postseason opener.
The Patriots (12-4) led 21-0 at halftime on
Brady’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker
and Ridley’s runs of 1 and 2 yards, capping
drives lasting 14 and 13 plays. They ended the
scoring on Brady’s 23-yard scoring pass to
Rob Gronkowski, who missed the previous
five games after breaking his left forearm.
The Dolphins (7-9) finished with a losing
record for the fourth straight season.
The victory came after the AFC East cham-
pion Patriots started poorly in their previous
two games, losing to the San Francisco 49ers
41-34 before beating the woeful Jacksonville
Jaguars 23-16.
And after each touchdown, fans tossed into
the air some of the snow that was left over
from an overnight accumulation of about 6
The Patriots began the day seeded third, but
gained one of the AFC’s two byes when they
won after the AFC South champion Houston
Texans lost and fell from first to third in the
conference standings.
Pats blank Dolphins 28-0
Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 557 331
Miami 7 9 0 .438 288 317
N.Y. Jets 6 10 0 .375 281 375
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 344 435
y-Houston 12 4 0 .750 416 331
x-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 357 387
Tennessee 6 10 0 .375 330 471
Jacksonville 2 14 0 .125 255 444
y-Baltimore 10 6 0 .625 398 344
x-Cincinnati 10 6 0 .625 391 320
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 336 314
Cleveland 5 11 0 .313 302 368
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 481 289
San Diego 7 9 0 .438 350 350
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 290 443
Kansas City 2 14 0 .125 211 425
y-Washington 10 6 0 .625 436 388
N.Y. Giants 9 7 0 .563 429 344
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 376 400
Philadelphia 4 12 0 .250 280 444
y-Atlanta 13 3 0 .813 419 299
Carolina 7 9 0 .438 357 363
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 461 454
Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 389 394
y-Green Bay 11 5 0 .688 433 336
x-Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 379 348
Chicago 10 6 0 .625 375 277
Detroit 4 12 0 .250 372 437
y-San Francisco 11 4 1 .719 397 273
x-Seattle 11 5 0 .688 412 245
St. Louis 7 8 1 .469 299 348
Arizona 5 11 0 .313 250 357
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Tennessee 38, Jacksonville 20
Carolina 44, New Orleans 38
Buffalo 28, N.Y. Jets 9
Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 17
Pittsburgh 24, Cleveland 10
Indianapolis 28, Houston 16
N.Y. Giants 42, Philadelphia 7
Chicago 26, Detroit 24
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 21 9 .700 —
Brooklyn 16 14 .533 5
Boston 14 16 .467 7
Philadelphia 14 17 .452 7 1/2
Toronto 11 20 .355 10 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 20 8 .714 —
Atlanta 19 9 .679 1
Orlando 12 18 .400 9
Charlotte 7 23 .233 14
Washington 4 24 .143 16
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 16 12 .571 —
Indiana 17 13 .567 —
Milwaukee 16 13 .552 1/2
Detroit 11 22 .333 7 1/2
Cleveland 7 25 .219 11
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 24 8 .750 —
Memphis 19 8 .704 2 1/2
Houston 16 14 .533 7
Dallas 12 19 .387 11 1/2
New Orleans 7 23 .233 16
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 23 6 .793 —
Denver 17 15 .531 7 1/2
Minnesota 14 13 .519 8
Portland 15 14 .517 8
Utah 15 16 .484 9
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 24 6 .800 —
Golden State 21 10 .677 3 1/2
L.A. Lakers 15 15 .500 9
Sacramento 11 19 .367 13
Phoenix 11 20 .355 13 1/2
Atlanta 109, Indiana 100
New Orleans 98, Charlotte 95
Toronto 123, Orlando 88
San Antonio 111, Dallas 86
Detroit 96, Milwaukee 94
Sacramento 118, Boston 96
Utah at L.A. Clippers, late
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READING ROYALS—Loaned D Denny Urban to
Worcester (AHL).
National Football League
DETROIT LIONS—Placed DT Sammie Hill on in-
jured reserve.Signed DL Jimmy Saddler-McQueen
from the practice squad.
per on injured reserve. Signed WR Junior
Hemingway from the practice squad.
maine Cunningham. Signed WR Kamar Aiken and
DB Malcolm Williams from the practice squad.
vs. Arizona
vs. Celtics
vs. Clippers
By Eddie Pells
DENVER — If he wants,
Peyton Manning can use all that
time at home to crank up the DVD
player and watch the highlights.
What a set he put together for
himself and his acrobatic receivers
on Sunday.
Manning and the Denver
Broncos wrapped up home-field
advantage through the AFC play-
offs with a predictable 38-3 run-
away over the Kansas City Chiefs
— a win punctuated by a pair of
touchdown passes as nifty as any
of the 37 Manning threw this year
for his new team, which closed the
regular season on an 11-game win
Touchdown No. 1 was a ball
slightly overthrown to Eric Decker.
He brought the ball into his helmet
with his left hand, had it pinball
against his facemask twice, then
cradled it with both hands as he
was falling to the ground.
Touchdown No. 2 was thrown
high to Demaryius Thomas, who
leaped in the back of the end zone,
snatched it with his right hand and
got his feet down inside the line.
That score made it 28-3 and the
celebration was on. The only trip
the Broncos (13-3) will have to
make on their road to a champi-
onship would be to New Orleans
for the Super Bowl. They’ll open
the playoffs at home the weekend
of Jan. 12-13.
Coach John Fox, in search of his
second trip to the Super Bowl, won
his 100th career game. Thomas and
linebacker Wesley Woodyard con-
gratulated him with a big splash of
orange Gatorade at the end.
Manning, in search of his fifth
MVP award and, yes, a second
Super Bowl title, finished 23 for 29
for 304 yards, three scores and a
144.8 passer rating. Those stats
easily could’ve been padded had he
played the fourth quarter.
But there was no need for that for
a quarterback, and a team, with
much bigger things in front of
Thanks to Houston’s 28-16 loss
to Indianapolis in a game that
ended before the Broncos kicked
off, Denver will be the top seed in
the conference for the sixth time.
The Broncos made the Super Bowl
four of the previous five times.
This marked the 73rd three-
touchdown game for Manning, sur-
passing the record held by Brett
Favre. Manning closed the regular
season with 4,659 yards, only 41
short of his career high.
Jamaal Charles ran for 53 yards
for the Chiefs (2-14), who finished
with a total of 119 yards of offense
and wrapped up the first pick in
next year’s draft.
Coach Romeo Crennel watched
the game from the sideline, leaning
on a crutch, after having his knee
drained of fluid earlier in the week.
Many in Kansas City expect him to
be unemployed soon.
Though the Chiefs gave the
Broncos as tough a tussle as any-
one during their winning streak —
in a 17-9 loss last month — this
wasn’t expected to be much of a
game. It wasn’t.
Leave it to Manning to ramp up
the degree of difficulty.
Broncos take top spot with 38-3 win over Chiefs
LANDOVER, Md. — RG3 and
the Washington Redskins are NFC
East champions.
Robert Griffin III ran for a touch-
down, and fellow rookie Alfred
Morris rushed for 200 yards and
three scores Sunday night as the
Redskins won their first division
title in 13 years by beating the
Dallas Cowboys 28-18.
The Redskins are 10-6 and will
host the Seattle Seahawks next
Sunday, having won seven straight
since their bye week. Washington is
the first NFL team to rally from 3-6
to make the postseason since the
Jacksonville Jaguars in 1996.
The Redskins would have been
out of the postseason with a loss.
Instead, the Cowboys will miss the
playoffs for the third straight year.
Dallas finished 8-8, stumbling in a
do-or-die end-of-regular-season
game for the third time in five
Redskins beat Cowboys
Thomas scored 27 points and made
one of Sacramento’s two four-point
plays in the second half as the Kings
handed the Boston Celtics their
third straight lopsided loss on a
California road swing, 118-96 on
Sunday night.
John Salmons added 23 points off
the bench, Jason Thompson scored
20 and DeMarcus Cousins had 12
points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists
for his first career triple-double for
the Kings, who ended the calendar
year by winning their sixth home
game out of the last seven.
The Celtics are going in the other
direction after handily beating
Brooklyn on Christmas Day.
They followed that win with a trip
to California to face the Los
Angeles Clippers, Golden State and
Sacramento and got outscored by 69
points in losing all three.
Thomas leads Kings past Celtics
Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
f your New Year’s resolution is to final-
ly clip your dog’s nails, get a head start
tonight, but before you begin rockin’ in
the New Year with bubbly. Some owners do
this diligently — every three to four weeks is
ideal. Far more put it off because it’s an
unpleasant chore or avoid it altogether
because it turns their dog into Cujo. If your
dog is the Cujo type, you’ll need a partner to
begin desensitizing him to this activity. While
you hold your dog and feed him or her treats,
your partner handles his toes. Don’t use an
overly comforting tone while speaking to
your dog; if you are over the top, it’s a signal
to him that something’s up. If this goes well,
your partner can touch or lightly tap the trim-
mer on your dog’s nails while you are being
a giant Pez dispenser for dog treats. Next step
is to try actual trimming. If your dog is
relaxed and his attention is on you and the
treats, your partner can try clipping a nail.
For the “pedi” sessions, you’ll want to have
styptic powder or corn starch handy. Either
will help stop bleeding if you nick the quick
inside the nail; this is the part holding the
blood vessels and nerves. It’s easy to see
where the quick begins for dogs with white
nails. For those with black nails, simply clip
a little bit a time, since the quick is not visi-
ble. If your dog is a pup, you’ll want to start
clipping right away, before he or she devel-
ops fears or anxiety. That said, if your older
dog has never tolerated nail trimming, you
can try these steps above to make the process
more manageable and less expensive than a
trip to a groomer or vet. If your partner does
a good job, don’t forget the champagne toast.
Happy New Year!
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 Christy Lemire
LOS ANGELES — “The Hobbit: An
Unexpected Journey” continues to rule them
all at the box office, staying on top for a third-
straight week and capping a record-setting
$10.8 billion year in moviegoing.
The Warner Bros. fantasy epic from director
Peter Jackson, based on the beloved J.R.R.
Tolkien novel, made nearly $33 million this
weekend, according to Sunday studio esti-
mates, despite serious competition from some
much-anticipated newcomers. It’s now made
$222.7 million domestically alone.
Two big holiday movies — and potential
Academy Awards contenders — also had
strong openings. Quentin Tarantino’s spaghet-
ti Western-blaxploitation mash-up “Django
Unchained” came in second place for the
weekend with $30.7 million. The Weinstein
Co. revenge comedy, starring Jamie Foxx as a
slave in the Civil War South and Christoph
Waltz as the bounty hunter who frees him and
then makes him his partner, has earned $64
million since its Christmas Day opening.
And in third place with $28 million was the
sweeping, all-singing “Les Miserables,”
based on the international musical sensation
and the Victor Hugo novel of strife and upris-
ing in 19th century France. The Universal
Pictures film, with a cast of A-list actors
singing live on camera led by Hugh Jackman,
Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe has made
$67.5 million domestically and $116.2 world-
wide since debuting on Christmas.
Additionally, the smash-hit James Bond
adventure “Skyfall” has now made $1 billion
internationally to become the most successful
film yet in the 50-year franchise, Sony
Pictures announced Sunday. The film stars
Daniel Craig for the third time as the iconic
British superspy.
“This is a great final weekend of the year,”
said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-
office tracker Hollywood.com. “How perfect
to end this year on such a strong note with the
top five films performing incredibly well.”
The week’s other new wide release, the
Billy Crystal-Bette Midler comedy “Parental
Guidance” from 20th Century Fox, made
$14.8 million over the weekend for fourth
place and $29.6 million total since opening on
Dergarabedian described the holding power
of “The Hobbit” in its third week as “just
amazing.” Jackson shot the film, the first of
three prequels to his massively successful
“Lord of the Rings” series, in 48 frames per
second — double the normal frame rate — for
a crisper, more detailed image. It’s also avail-
able in the usual 24 frames per second and
both 2-D and 3-D projections.
“I think people are catching up with the
movie. Maybe they’re seeing it in multiple
formats,” he said. “I think it’s just a big epic
that feels like a great way to end the moviego-
ing year. There’s momentum there with this
“Django Unchained” is just as much of an
epic in its own stylishly violent way that’s
quintessentially Tarantino. Erik Lomis, The
Weinstein Co.’s president of theatrical distri-
bution, said the opening exceeded the studio’s
“We’re thrilled with it, clearly. We knew it
was extremely competitive at Christmas, par-
ticularly when you look at the start ‘Les Miz’
got. We were sort of resigned to being behind
them. The fact that we were able to overtake
them over the weekend was just great,” Lomis
said. “Taking nothing away from their num-
ber, it’s a tribute to the playability of
“Les Miserables” went into its opening
weekend with nearly $40 million in North
American grosses, including $18.2 on
Christmas Day. That’s the second-best open-
ing ever on the holiday following “Sherlock
Holmes,” which made $24.9 million on
Christmas 2009. Tom Hooper, in a follow-up
to his Oscar-winner “The King’s Speech,”
directs an enormous, ambitious take on the
beloved musical which has earned a
CinemaScore of “A” from audiences and “A-
plus” from women.
Nikki Rocco, Universal’s head of distribu-
tion, said the debut for “Les Miserables” also
beat the studio’s expectations.
“That $18.2 million Christmas Day opening
— people were shocked. ... This is a musi-
cal!” she said. “Once people see it, they talk
about how fabulous it is.”
It all adds up to a record-setting year at the
movies, beating the previous annual record of
$10.6 billion set in 2009. Dergarabedian
pointed out that the hits came scattered
throughout the year, not just during the sum-
mer blockbuster season or prestige-picture
time at the end. “Contraband,” “Safe House”
and “The Vow” all performed well early on,
but then when the big movies came, they were
huge. “The Avengers” had the biggest open-
ing ever with $207.4 million in May. The
raunchy comedy “Ted” and comic-book behe-
moth “The Dark Knight Rises” both found
enormous audiences. And Paul Thomas
Anderson’s challenging drama “The Master”
shattered records in September when it
opened on five screens in New York and Los
Angeles with $736,311, for a staggering per-
screen average of $147,262.
“We were able to get this record without
scratching and clawing to a record,” he said.
‘The Hobbit’ stays atop box office
1. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,”
$32.9 million.
2.“Django Unchained,”$30.7 million.
3.“Les Miserables,”$28 million.
4.“Parental Guidance,”$14.8 million.
5.“Jack Reacher,”$14 million.
6.“This Is 40,”$13.2 million.
7.“Lincoln,”$7.5 million.
8.“The Guilt Trip,”$6.7 million.
9.“Monsters, Inc. 3-D,”$6.4 million.
10.“Rise of the Guardians,”$4.9 million.
Top 10 movies
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Raul Ramirez sorts through toys brought to the First Step Family Shelter by the Golden Gate
Harley Owners Group for distribution to children at the San Mateo Medical Center clinics.
Five-year-old Adrian Corona was one of 100 children from Peninsula Family Service’s Leo J.
Ryan Child Development Center and Club Leo who were treated to pizza and presents at a
Dec. 20 holiday party hosted by 30 Goldman Sachs’s Community TeamWorks volunteers.
Zane, 6, and Kane Tanabe, 3, won
a $1,000 drug-prevention grant
for Cipriani Elementary School
in Belmont and an iPad for their
home as part of The National
Family Partnership 2012 Na-
tional Red Ribbon Photo
Contest:“The Best Me Is Drug
Free.” The Red Ribbon Week
drug prevention campaign
reaches more than 80 million
people every year nationwide.
Students from throughout the
United States entered the con-
test by decorating their homes
together with their parents —
mailboxes, front doors and
fences. The NFP was established
in 1980, and is a national leader
in drug prevention, education
and advocacy.
Associate Justice
Goodwin Liu of the
California Supreme
Court and San Mateo
County Superior Court
Presiding Judge Hon.
Beth Labson Freeman
pause during a San
Mateo County Bar As-
sociation reception
Dec. 18 honoring Jus-
tice Liu and Eva
Jefferson Paterson,
Esq., President and a
founder of the Equal
Justice Society. The
event took place at the
San Mateo Old Court-
house in Redwood
activist David Lewis outside the
Hillsdale Shopping Center. Hall ruled
the police did not Mirandize Elarms
or respond to his numerous requests
for a lawyer. Prosecutors responded
by charging Elarms with allegedly
possessing three homemade shanks
in the county jail. The move, plus a
$500,000 bail hike, could keep
Elarms in custody will prosecutors
appeal Hall’s ruling to a higher court.
Public safety overlapped with edu-
cation in February when special edu-
cation teacher Alexia Bogdis was
charged with abusing two 4-year-old
students. Eight Redwood City
Elementary School District workers
were placed on leave and an investi-
gation later concluded that six school
employees knew of the possible
On Sept. 21, Bradley Mrozek, 25,
allegedly snatched a 9-year-old girl
from Parkside Elementary School in
San Mateo and that same day
allegedly offered vodka to two 12-
year-old boys and verbally harassed
two girls at a different campus. After
news broke of those incidents, an
official at George Washington
Elementary School in Daly City con-
tacted authorities about a March inci-
dent in which four 9-year-old girls
reported seeing a flash from under the
bathroom stall as they used the facil-
ities. The girls fetched a teacher who
tried forcing the man from the stall.
He finally ran from the bathroom and
fled the school.
County residents also made wide-
spread news when a Japanese con-
sulate officials was charged, and ulti-
mately pleaded no contest, with abus-
ing his wife of 18 months. In
December, Modupe Martin’s work-
ers’ compensation fraud conviction
grabbed wide attention because of
how the former school custodian was
caught faking an ankle injury —
throwing off the crutches, slipping on
some heels and running to a Lathrop
park where she was videotaped by
investigators performing a sex act on
her boyfriend. A doctor viewing the
footage told prosecutors she would
have been unable to do so if she was
really hurt.
Speaking of land, development
was big news throughout the county
in 2012.
In January, the owner of San Carlos
nightclub The Carlos Club began a
series of Planning Commission and
City Council hearings that would run
through April on his planned expan-
sion. The council would ultimately
vote 3-2 to deny a permit, saying it
couldn’t overcome public safety con-
cerns and worries alcohol-related
incidents would overwhelm the small
police force.
Transit Village
By the end of the year, the big plan-
ning news in San Carlos was a pro-
posed Transit Village which drew the
ire of eastside neighbors worried how
the mix of retail and luxury housing
around the existing train station
would impact the community.
In nearby Redwood City, the devel-
opment controversy was over Pete’s
Harbor, the longtime community of
live-aboard boating tenants and 40-
year-old restaurant. Owner Paula
Uccelli received Planning
Commission approval to sell the land
for development of the 21-acre har-
bor into 411 waterfront residences
but the tenants facing eviction did not
sit idly by. They turned up en masse
at city meetings, circulated petitions
and are now appealing the permit
approval. The City Council will hear
the appeal in January. Meanwhile, the
restaurant served its last meal just
before Christmas.
The effort to build a new private
middle school straddled two cities,
with Belmont officials ultimately vot-
ing down the plan to expand Crystal
Springs Uplands School out of its
Hillsborough campus. CSUS offi-
cials first came to the City Council in
April 2011 with preliminary designs
that were embraced but by this year
that same body shot down the idea.
CSUS offered a development deal of
a one-time $ 1 million payment,
$250,000 in annual payments and use
of its turfed athletic field but to no
But nowhere was the fight between
city and residents as loud as San
Mateo where after several months the
two sides are still squaring off over a
new 7-Eleven store in the San Mateo
Heights neighborhood. San Mateo
approved the store for the former
home of Stangelini’s Italian Deli &
Hilltop Market but opponents say
that was in error because the land is
technically zoned residential.
Neighbors have protested at the prop-
erty at 501 N. San Mateo Drive and
raised concerns about traffic, safety
and alcohol sales just a few blocks
from San Mateo High School. The
battle is also one of legal opinions,
with competing conclusions on
whether city planners were legally
allowed to issue permits.
Elections in 2012 were largely
focused on state and national matters,
as voters here as elsewhere wrestled
with presidential candidates and a
wide array of tax measures.
Closer to home, San Mateo County
voters passed two tax measures this
year — in June, voters rejected two
of three tax proposals but did pass a
2.5 percent tax on car rentals to bring
in an estimated $8 million annually.
In November, voters also passed a
half-cent sales tax aimed at generat-
ing $60 millions for a wide range of
needs including seismic upgrades at
Daly City-based private Seton
Medical Center which heavily
bankrolled its campaign.
San Bruno voters were not as gen-
erous, defeating a five-year, $199
annual parcel tax that would have
raised an estimated $2 million for its
schools which are faced with a $3
million deficit. The tax drew 59.2
percent support but could not reach
the two-thirds majority threshold
Charter change
During the same election, county
voters also defeated a measure to
make the controller an appointed
rather than elected position and, in a
break from tradition, passed a charter
change measure converting to district
elections for supervisor seats. The
county is the only one in the state that
elects officials countywide which
sparked a still-pending lawsuit.
Voters had twice defeated previous
attempts to change the system.
The change means Warren Slocum,
the retired chief elections officer and
assessor-county clerk-recorder, is the
last supervisor elected under the old
method. Slocum beat out Shelly
Masur in the November runoff after
both were the top vote-getters from a
six-candidate pool in June. Slocum,
who replaces termed-out Supervisor
Rose Jacobs Gibson, will represent
District Four which include
Redwood City, Menlo Park and East
Palo Alto and the unincorporated
areas of North Fair Oaks and Oak
Knoll. Interestingly, the final vote tal-
lies showed that Masur actually was
the top vote-getter in District Four
although not countywide.
The makeup of the county’s elect-
ed officials also changed in 2012 with
the abrupt April resignation of Mayor
Andy Klein for personal reasons.
Klein had been mayor since the pre-
vious May when then-mayor Omar
Ahmad died unexpectedly of a heart
On the county side of government,
County Manager John Maltbie, who
had been serving on an interim basis,
was permanently named to the post
for the next four years and given a
pay bump.
The county also lost some familiar
faces this year, including former
county supervisor Mike Nevin, who
died from pancreatic cancer, and for-
mer San Mateo mayor John Lee who
died from lung cancer. Former San
Mateo mayor Jim Chalmers and for-
mer San Bruno mayor Robert
Marshall also died this year.
Speaking of governance, the San
Mateo County Mosquito and Vector
Control District continued feeling the
fallout from the alleged half-million
dollar embezzlement by two former
finance employees. In July, the coun-
ty’s Local
Ag e n c y
sion con-
s i d e r e d
the spe-
cial dis-
trict and
ha ndi ng
v e c t o r
b i l i t i e s
back to the county but ultimately
agreed to leave it be because of con-
cerns dissolution would jeopardize
public safety and punish the agency
despite its improvements. The dis-
trict’s 21-member governing board
and General Manager Bob Gay had
come under fire for not uncovering
the theft which allegedly included the
finance director using the funds to
pay for her legal defense in an earlier
embezzlement case.
The district wasn’t alone in its
scrutiny this year.
In March, the Mid-Peninsula Water
District sent the San Mateo County
District Attorney’s Office evidence
that one of its former employees may
have embezzled the special tax dis-
trict out of an undisclosed amount of
Not every story this year fell short
of a happy ending.
In February, the Board of
Supervisors voted at an emotional
crowded meeting to close its nursing
home Burlingame Long-Term Care
as a way to save $9 million annually.
The plan was to lay off 170 workers,
open up short-term beds at the coun-
ty hospital and transfer hundreds of
residents to new facilities, many out
of the county and maybe even the
state. But later that summer, the
county kept the doors open with an
unique subcontracting agreement
with a private operator, Brius, that
also hired a majority of the employ-
Michelle Durand can be reached by
email: michelle@smdailyjournal.com
or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.
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New Year’s Eve. 5:30 p.m. Donato
Enoteca, 1041 Middlefield Road,
Redwood City. Seating will end at
10:45 p.m., but the restaurant will be
open until late. A select version of the
regular a la carte dinner menu will be
served until 7 p.m. Live musical
entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and
there will be a complimentary
sparkling wine toast at midnight.
Prices on menu items vary. For more
information visit
NewYear’s Eve. 6 p.m. 31st Union, 5
S. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo. The
regular a la carte menu and two half-
price specials on sparkling wine will
be served. Complementary party
favors will include hats, horns and
party poppers. Kitchen will close at
11:30 p.m. Restaurant will be open
until 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. $25 for
a bottle of wine. Prices for menu items
vary. For more information visit
NewYear’s Eve Mass. 7:30 p.m. Our
Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721
Hillsdale Drive, San Mateo. Free. For
more information call 347-7768.
NewYear’s Eve Party featuring The
Houserockers and DJ Dinero. 8 p.m.
Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood
City. Ticket prices start at $35. For
more information visit
NewYear’s Eve Celebration. BLAH-
RWC, 2411 Broadway, Redwood City.
The event will be hosted by Travis—
Authentic Rockstar in the mix with
Hoodrat Miguel and DJ Asap of NOW
99.7 FM. Presale tickets $15. For more
information call 261-1486.
Race to End World Hunger 5K
Run/Walk and 10K Run. 9:30 a.m.
Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center,
1900 Geng Road, Palo Alto. Kids and
strollers welcome. Flat and fast
course. Proceeds go to ending
hunger and poverty worldwide and
locally. Registration includes a T-shirt.
$35. For more information visit
NewYear’s Day Service. 9:30 a.m. St.
Robert’s Church, 1380 Crystal Springs
Road, San Bruno. Free. For more
information call 589-2800.
NewYear’s Day Mass. 8 a.m., 11 a.m.,
7:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Marian
Convent, Our Lady of Angels Catholic
Church, 1721 Hillsdale Drive, San
Mateo. Free. For more information call
Free First Fridays. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
San Mateo County History Museum,
Old Courthouse, 2200 Broadway,
Redwood City. At 11 a.m., preschool
children will be invited to learn about
transportation and will make their
own clothespin airplane to take
home. There will also be a Journey to
Work exhibit gallery and at 2 p.m.,
there will be a docent lead tour for
adults. Free. For more information call
299-0104 or visit historysmc.org.
San Mateo History Museum Free
Friday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The San
Mateo County History Museum, 2200
Broadway, Redwood City. Free
admission for the entire day. 11 a.m.,
preschool children are invited to learn
about aviation. 2 p.m., museum
docents will lead tours of the museum
for adults. For more information call
Quest for Flight: John J.
Montgomery and the Dawn of
Aviation in the West. 11 a.m. Menlo
Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St.,
Menlo Park. Bay Area author Craig S.
Harwood discusses his best-selling
biography of John J. Montgomery,
early aerodynamicist and flyer before
the Wright Brothers. Free. For more
information call 330-2525.
Double-digging and bed
preparation. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Common Ground Organic Garden
Supply and Education Center, 559
College Ave., Palo Alto. Ryan Batjiaka
will lead the class. $31. For more
information and to register call 493-
6072 or visit
A Victorian 12th Night Ball with
special guest Charles Dickets. 7 p.m.
The San Mateo Masonic Lodge
Ballroom, 100 N. Ellsworth, San Mateo.
Come enjoy a vintage dance lesson
followed by Bangers & Mash playing
an evening of Victorian ballroom
dance music. Light snack buffet and
performances by the Peerless Music
Hall and Mr. Dickens included.
Victorian costume or modern evening
dress is admired, but not required.
Tickets purchased before Dec. 29 are
$15. Tickets at the door are $20. For
more information call 510-522-1731.
First Sunday Line Dance with Tine
Beare and JeanetteFeinberg. 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center,
1555 Crystal Springs Road. $5. For
more information call 616-7150.
New Films from New Kazakhstan:
Shiza. 7 p.m. Building 370, Stanford
University, Stanford. Free. For more
information call 725-2563.
NewYear NewWork. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St.,
Redwood City. The artists are excited
to ring in the New Year and share
some of their newest work with you!
Reception on Jan. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. Exhibit runs through Feb. 10.
Gallery opens Wednesday through
Sunday during same hours. For more
information visit
Canadian Women’sClub — January
luncheon event. 11 a.m. Basque
Cultural Center, 599 South San
Francisco. Joycee Wong, curator at the
Wells Fargo History Museum in San
Francisco, will speak about the role of
women when the bank was first
established during California’s Gold
Rush. The social will be at 11 a.m. and
the lunch will start at noon. $30.
Reservations required. For more
information and to register visit
Sons In Retirement (SIRs) Branch 1
Monthly Luncheon. Noon. The Elks
Lodge, 229 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo.
Lunch will be followed by a guest
speaker. All retired men welcome. For
more information or to attend call
341-8298. Call 24 hours before event
in order to attend.
Peninsula CommunityConnections
— LGBT Group. Noon to 1 p.m.
Peninsula Family Service, 24 Second
Ave., San Mateo. PFS will host a
friendly, supportive discussion group
for LGBT adults over 55 who live in
San Mateo County. Meetings are
held the second Wednesday of every
month. Free. For more information
call 403-4300, ext. 4325.
Knife Fight: Special Pre-Release
Film Screening with filmmaker Bill
Guttentag. 7:30 p.m. Cemex
Auditorium, Stanford University,
Stanford. Free. For more information
call 725-2650.
Organ Concert Featuring Stephen
Tharpe. 8 p.m. Stanford Memorial
Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Free. For more information call 723-
Employment Roundtable. 10 a.m. to
noon. Foster City Community Center,
1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City.
Presented by Phase2Careers. Meet
with five to six Bay Area employers.
Free. For more information visit
City of Rivers: A Book Launch with
Zubair Ahmed. 6 p.m. Stanford
Bookstore, Stanford University,
Stanford. Free. For more information
call 329-1217.
Concurrent Enrollment Night. 6 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. CSM College Center,
Building 10, Room 193, 1700 W.
Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo. Orientation
program for students enrolling at
College of San Mateo while in high
school. Free parking in the Beethoven
Lot 2 student parking area. For more
information go to
Community Educators Book
Signing. 7:30 p.m. Kepler’s Books,
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Becky Cooper and Dr. Pat Harbour will
discuss their new book ‘Community
Educators.’ For more information call
HR as Business Partner: A Talent,
Not a Title. Sequoia, 1850 Gateway
Drive, Suite 600, San Mateo. The
Northern California Human Resources
Association will host presenter Danika
Davis who has held HR positions to
the senior/management officer level
in a variety of industries. $35 for non-
members and free for members. For
more information and to register go
to nchra.org.
San Bruno Youth Baseball
Registration. 9 a.m. to noon. San
Bruno Recreation Center, 251 City Park
Way, San Bruno. SBYB offers baseball
experience for boys and girls between
the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Other
on site registrations will be held on
Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 between 9 a.m. and
noon and on Jan. 23 between 6 p.m.
and 8 p.m. For more information call
689-5543 or go to
An Afternoon with Author Cara
Black. 3 p.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Cara
will speak to us about her life as a
mystery writer. Refreshments will be
served. For more information contact
the Belmont Library at
‘NewYear NewWork’ Reception. 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018
Main St., Redwood City.The artists are
excited to ring in the New Year and
share some of their newest work with
you! Exhibit runs through Feb. 10.
Gallery opens Wednesday through
Sunday during same hours. For more
information visit
For more events visit
smdailyjournal.com, click Calendar.
Security recipients as part of a compro-
mise to avoid the cliff. Democrats said
earlier Sunday that proposal had put a
damper on the talks, and Republican
senators emerging from a closed-door
GOP meeting said it is no longer part of
the equation.
“I was really gratified to hear that
Republicans have taken their demand
for Social Security benefit cuts off the
table. The truth is they should never
have been on the table to begin with,”
Reid said late Sunday afternoon. “There
is still significant distance between the
two sides, but negotiations continue.”
At stake are sweeping tax hikes and
across-the-board spending cuts set to
take effect at the turn of the year. Taken
together, they’ve been dubbed the fiscal
cliff, and economists warn the one-two
punch - which leaders in both parties
have said they want to avoid - could
send the still-fragile economy back into
recession. Tax cuts enacted in 2001 and
2003 expire at midnight Monday, and
$109 billion in across-the-board cuts in
federal spending this year would also
begin this week.
Workers could see more taxes with-
held from their paychecks and federal
agencies are likely to soon receive
warning of possible furloughs if law-
makers fail to reach a deal to avert the
cliff. The new Congress will be sworn
in on Thursday and would inherit the
problem if the current crop of lame-
duck lawmakers can’t find an answer
before then.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said the two
sides remained at odds over the income
threshold for higher tax rates and tax
levels on large estates. Republicans said
that Democratic demands for new
money to prevent a cut in Medicare pay-
ments to doctors and renew jobless ben-
efits for the long-term unemployed
should be financed with cuts elsewhere
in the budget.
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majority of people who come to the
PJCC join to utilize the fitness side,
McGrath said.
Solomon works with McGrath to
ensure the community receives a bal-
anced education.
Available through appointment,
Solomon offers personal and small
group cooking classes, farmers’ market
and grocery store tours and wellness
coaching that looks at the whole body,
and everything that nourishes a person.
“It could be food, first and foremost,”
Solomon said. “Anything you come into
touch with, or encounter, can nourish
you and if one of those things is out of
balance then it’s hard to have a proper
diet and stick to it and lose or maintain
the weight you want to have.”
Solomon’s program works by incor-
porating small incremental changes,
adding the good without taking away the
bad. She believes that if you add a lot of
good first eventually the bad takes a
back seat.
“It’s a process,” Solomon said,
“instead of having a radical diet, losing
weight and then gaining it all back. It’s a
lifestyle change.”
So what makes one program work
where others fail?
“You have to mentally prepare them,”
said John Fernandez, a personal trainer
in San Mateo. “Change their psyche,
make them understand why they’re
doing what they’re doing and how it
applies to, say, their golf swing.”
Involved in fitness for more than 20
years, Fernandez uses a cross fit pro-
gram designed for universal scalability.
“Everyone has a degree,” Fernandez
said, “I can scale it down to make it easy
or more demanding.”
An influx of people wanting to tone
down and lose inches around the holi-
days is common, according to
Fernandez, and easier to stick with when
working one-on-one with a trainer.
“The experience working out at a gym
or working out with weights is better
with a trainer (who) will expose
strengths and workout weaknesses,”
Fernandez said.
“I have a great retention with my
clients,” Fernandez said. “(My cus-
tomers) enjoy training with me because
I don’t present the same training pro-
gram to them over and over again. They
like doing different movements that
challenge them.”
Solomon believes the buddy system is
an amazing tool for getting into shape
and being healthy.
“If you have someone who is meeting
you, you’re going to do it,” Solomon
said. “Unfortunately it’s almost human
nature to trick yourself, but if you’re
meeting a coach and paying a coach
you’re going to go forward a little
For more information on health and
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thing. Risso found his perfect profession
early. Numbers have since become part
of his day-to-day work both profession-
ally and while working with local organ-
izations. Earlier this month, Risso, who
was South San Francisco’s deputy city
treasurer, was appointed as the new city
treasurer. Richard Battaglia, who had
served as the city treasurer since
November 2003, died Nov. 25. Risso
will serve the rest of Battaglia’s term
through November 2013.
Risso’s parents instilled in him a
desire to give back to his community. He
sees his new role as a chance to do that
while continuing the work of Battaglia.
Risso attended St. Veronica School in
South San Francisco then Serra High
School before attending San Francisco
State University for business administra-
tion with a concentration in accounting.
It was while at Serra that Risso took his
first accounting class.
“It was like church,” said Risso of tak-
ing the accounting course.
Risso has spent his whole profession-
al career with numbers, although the
type of businesses with which he has
worked has changed. His work started at
Wells Fargo on Chestnut Avenue. He
then went on to work with an interna-
tional company with a Brisbane office
that specialized in saw blades. After two
years, Risso took a position with foren-
sic accounting firm RGL Gallagher then
Sacramento-based Deloitte. Deloitte
allowed Risso to work as an auditor for
a variety of companies. It was while in
that position that he was introduced to
city finances while auditing the city of
But Risso’s family remained in South
San Francisco so he moved back to work
at a local publishing company. Today,
after 13 years, he’s the corporate con-
troller of South San Francisco-based
Future US, Inc., previously named
Imagine Media. It was after returning
home that Risso met his future wife
Robyn, who also worked at the compa-
ny in a different department. It was after
Robyn left the company that the two
began seeing each other. They’ve been
together 10 years now, a little over a
year of which has been in marriage. This
year, the couple welcomed their first
child, a daughter named Olive.
Risso’s local roots became stronger
once he returned and groups asked for
help in their IRS reporting duties. It was
through that work that Risso got to know
Battaglia. Two years ago, Battaglia
approached Risso about taking on the
deputy city treasurer role. Risso was
happy to help.
Now Risso plans to continue the work
he started with Battaglia. The time he
spent with Battaglia gave Risso a chance
to become comfortable in the role before
first running for the position he now
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone who
is deeply interested in you but isn’t demonstrative
might once again quietly do something nice for you.
Be more alert.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’re likely to make
an extremely good impression on someone you
meet. This could be the start of a close bond and a
special relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A certain endeavor
will give you a real sense of achievement. You’ll
like the way you handle things, and you’ll gain the
admiration of others.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Perhaps more than
you may realize, you’ve become extremely popular
with your peers lately. Something really nice might
happen to make you recognize this fact.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Instead of waiting and
hoping something good will happen, take control
of your destiny, and work hard to make important
changes occur.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t be reluctant to
make a rather diffcult decision, especially if you
have the necessary vital facts at your disposal. Just
do what you believe is best for everybody.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The new year
indicates a great deal of improvement concerning
your fnancial interests, but, of course, you must be
alert in order to take advantage of these winds of
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even if your desires are of
a material nature, you must frst focus on the human
relationships involved. This might entail taking a
circuitous route to get what you want.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- There are still plenty of
opportunities to break through certain avenues that
you have either missed or ignored. Check out every
possibility that comes your way.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Because your chart
indicates that you will be quite popular with
members of the opposite gender, this could turn out
to be a rather extraordinary day for you. Make the
most of it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If you are in need of
a special favor, your chances of getting it are pretty
good, but you must frst ask for help. People can’t
read minds, so don’t expect them to automatically
know your needs.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- News you’ve
been anxiously awaiting is on its way, and it’s likely
to be good. If you have to go out, check all your
sources of incoming info as often as you can.
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8 Church area
12 Overhaul
13 Mont. neighbor
14 Disturb
15 Burglar
16 Spotted horses
18 Longitude unit
20 Wouldn’t hurt -- --
21 Suppositions
22 “Harper Valley --”
23 Make better
26 Golf club
29 Wobbles, as a rocket
30 Silly
31 Glasgow turndown
33 WSW opposite
34 Oahu welcomes
35 Workout locales
36 Checked for fractures
38 Capital of Tibet
39 IV units
40 Charge
41 Goof-off
44 Grilled steak
47 Fitting
49 Swiss cubist
51 Name in blue jeans
52 Give alms
53 -- -- no idea!
54 Mr. Baldwin
55 Ave. crossers
56 Mexican lad
1 Sardonic
2 Pay attention
3 Boundary
4 Heads
5 Gas mains
6 Comic strip dog
7 -- kwon do
8 Former Palestinian leader
9 Gather opinions
10 Agree with
11 Adamson’s pet
17 Eccentric
19 Country addr.
22 Word plays
23 Pro vote
24 Tailless cat
25 Basin companion
26 Forked over
27 New Age singer
28 Slams into
30 Zorro’s marks
32 NASA counterpart
34 Brand of spandex
35 Small pickle
37 Acid in vinegar
38 Meadow
40 Nourishes
41 Cuba, to Castro
42 One-on-one battle
43 Not prerecorded
44 Mask feature
45 Post-kindergarten
46 Campus fgure
48 Undergrad degrees
50 Tokyo, to shoguns
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Aeromedical Transport, 3603 Cole-
grove St. Apt 1, SAN MATEO, CA 94403
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Manuel M. Dayag, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on .
/s/ Manuel M. Dayag /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/07/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/10/12, 12/17/12, 12/24/12, 12/31/12).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Christopher Gogna, 111 Indio Dr.,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Christopher Allen Gogna, same address.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Christopher Gogna /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/12/2012. (Pub-
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12/31/12, 01/07/13, 01/14/13, 01/21/13).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND CHIHUAHUA mix Terrier tan
male near West Lake shopping Center in
Daly City (415)254-5975
FOUND- LITTLE tan male chihuahua,
Found on Davit Street in Redwood
Shores Tuesday, August 28th. Please
call (650)533-9942
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
SSF, tan color, 12 lbs., scar on stomach
from being spade, $300. REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST- DIGITAL Camera, Samtrans
Route 390, James st., and El Camino
Real 12/27/12, (650)454-7093 (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
BABY BASSINET - like new,
music/light/vibrates, $75., (650)342-8436
like new, $40., (650)342-8436
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
great for college dorm, $50 obo
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
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK Roof mounted, holds up to
4 bikes, $65 (650)594-1494
298 Collectibles
100 USED European (33) and U.S. (67)
Postage Stamps. Most issued before
World War II. All different and all detach-
ed from envelopes. $6.00, 650-787-
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. SOLD!
1940 VINTAGE telephone guaranty
bench Salem hardrock maple excellent
condition $75 (650)755-9833
1969 LIFE MAGAZINE “Off to the
Moon”, featuring Armstrong, Aldrin, and
Collins, article by Charles Lindburgh,
$25., San Mateo, SOLD!
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
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
298 Collectibles
49ERS MEMORBILIA - superbowl pro-
grams from the 80’s, books, sports
cards, game programs, $50. for all, obo,
BAY MEADOW plate 9/27/61 Native Div-
er horse #7 $60 OBO (650)349-6059
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $90. OBO, (650)754-
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
COLOR PHOTO WW 2 curtis P-40 air-
craft framed 24" by 20" excellent condi-
tion $70 OBO (650)345-5502
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
HARD ROCK Cafe collectable guitar pin
collection $50 all (650)589-8348
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
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
FISHER PRICE Musical Chair. 3 activi-
ties learning sound, attached side table,
and lights up, $25., (650)349-6059
23 Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
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
FISHING POLES (4)- Antiques, $80.
obo, (650)589-8348
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
MOTOROLA DROID X2 8gb memory
clean verizon wireless ready for activa-
tion, good condition comes with charger
screen protector, $100 (213)219-8713
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
lent condition, $95 (650)589-8348
4 FREE dining room chair with wheels
AFGAN PRAYER rug beautiful original
very ornate $100 SOLD!
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BASE CABINET TV - double doors,
34”W, 22”D, 16”H, modern, glass, $25.,
BLACK LEATHER love seat $50
304 Furniture
BASE CABINET, TV, mahogany,
double doors; 24"D, 24"H x 36"W, on
wheels. $55 Call (650)342-7933
CHAIR MODERN light wood made in Ita-
ly $99 (415)334-1980
CIRCA 1940 Mahogany office desk six
locking doors 60" by 36" good condition
$99 (650)315-5902
COCKTAIL BAR, Mint condition, black
leather, SOLD!
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.,
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
END TABLES (2) - One for $5. hand
carved, other table is antique white mar-
ble top with drawer $40., (650)308-6381
END TABLES (2)- Cherry finish, still in
box, need to assemble, 26”L x 21”W x
21”H, $100. for both, (650)592-2648
FOLDING PICNIC table - 8’ x 30”, 7 fold-
ing, padded chairs, $80. (650)364-0902
FUTON BED, full size, oak. Excellent
condition. No Mattress, $50,
FUTON WITH NEW mattress $80 cash
(U haul away) (650)341-2397
GRANDMA ROCKING chair beautiful
white with gold trim $100 (650)755-9833
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
304 Furniture
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
8 PLACE setting 40 piece Stoneware
Heartland pattern never used microwave
and oven proof $50 (650)755-9833
Panasonic, $5, (650)595-3933
BEDSPREAD - queen size maroon &
pink bedspread - Fairly new, $50. obo,
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
DINING ROOM Victorian Chandelier
seven light, $90., (650)340-9644
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
size, Fully stuffed; new, allergy-free tick-
ing, Mint condition, $25., (650)375-8044
many features, Exel, $9., (650)595-3933
GLASS SHELVES 1/2’” polished glass
clear, (3) 10x30”, $25 ea, (650)315-5902
GLASS SHELVES 1/2’” polished glass
clear, (3) 12x36”, $25 ea, (650)315-5902
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
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
VINTAGE LAZY susan collectable excel-
lent condition $25 (650)755-9833
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
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”,
4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
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 SOLD!
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
TABLE SAW (Sears) 10" belt drive new
1 horse power motor $99 (650)315-5902
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
1941 SAN Francisco News Dec. 22 to 31
Huge fifty pound black bounded book
$80 (650)873-4030
$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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
with 700 lights used twice $99 firm,
wheels, new, SOLD!
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., SOLD!
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
ments, bulbs, lights, Best Offer,
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
310 Misc. For Sale
CARRY ON suitcase, wheels, many
compartments, exel,Only $20,
sealed box, interior/exterior/chrome solu-
tions, cloths, chamois, great gift, $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
EVERY DAY'S A PARTY - up-opened,
Emeril Lagasse book of party ideas, cel-
ebrations, recipes, great gift, $10.,
EXOTIC EROTIC Ball SF & Mardi gras 2
dvd's $25 ea. (415)971-7555
FOLDING LEG table 6' by 21/2' $25
Damark, 5 trays, works good. $30.00
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
Current authors, $2. each (10),
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HOBBY TABLE for Slot cars, Race cars,
or Trains 10' by 4'. Folds in half $99
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
Weekend • Dec. 29-30, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Elementary
5 When Juliet
drinks the potion
10 Sailing or whaling
14 “Sommersby”
actor Richard
15 Thérèse’s thanks
16 Hot streak
17 Now and then
19 Ye __ Tea
20 Ratio phrase
21 Quick look
23 Apt. coolers
24 Bumped into
27 One of 100
members of Cong.
28 Repairman’s
initial fig.
29 Young socialite
30 Pre-med subj.
32 Game with sharp
34 Siouan speakers
36 Dutch
39 Lived in by the
43 One more
44 Botch
46 Dance
49 Fly in the
51 Eclectic musician
52 Like the Oz
53 Baseball arbiter
56 “Xanadu” rock gp.
57 Shares an email
58 Vinaigrette
61 After the buzzer
63 ’70s Russian
gymnast Korbut
64 Presidential
68 Emeralds and
69 Delaware’s capital
70 “__ Almighty”:
Steve Carell film
71 Part of Q.E.D.
72 Deer dads
73 Had a good cry
1 In the past
2 Treat with
3 Medieval arrow
4 Religious
5 GP’s gp.
6 These, to
7 Duo plus one
8 Computer
9 Immortal coach
10 Buck suffix
11 Crossword fan
12 Sibling who
usually baby-sits
other siblings
13 Tips off
18 Unresponsive
22 Ultimately
23 Big fuss
25 Juan’s January
26 Mystic’s deck
31 RPM gauges
33 “I highly doubt
35 Lose one’s cool
37 Play division
38 Picture on a
40 Happen next
41 Course that’s not
42 Quaint headgear
for a class clown
45 Red Sox home:
46 Unwitting victim
47 Rudder control
48 Puzzle
50 Game with
54 Frames of mind
55 Turn on an axis
59 Seemingly
60 Volcanic flow
62 Some
65 Drumstick, e.g.
66 Surg. facilities
67 Tonsillitis M.D.
By Gail Grabowski and Bruce Venzke
(c)2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
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, SOLD!
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
Outdoor Screen, Retail $130 With Metal
Supports, $80/obo. (650)873-8167
$80/all (650)345-5502
over 120 magazines, SOLD!
STATION - Complete with mirrors, draw-
ers, and styling chair, $99. obo,
PUNCH BOWL SET- 10 cup plus one
extra nice white color Motif, $25.,
RUG - 8x10, oriental design, red/gold,
like new, $95., San Mateo, SOLD!
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes), factory sealed, $10. (650)365-
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
310 Misc. For Sale
SHOW CONTAINERS for show, with pin
frog, 10-25 containers, $25 all, (650)871-
SNOW CHAINS never used fits multiple
tire sizes $25 (650)341-1728
SONY EREADER - Model #PRS-500, 6”,
$60., (650)294-9652
Freeze. English Subtitles, new $10.
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
TOILET SINK - like new with all of the
accessories ready to be installed, $55.
obo, (650)369-9762
VAN ROOF RACK 3 piece. clamp-on,
$75 (650)948-4895
VARIETY OF Christmas lights 10 sets, 2
12" reef frames, 2 1/2 dozen pine cones
all for $40 (650)341-8342
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
WANTED: USED. Tall, garage-type
storage cabinet with locking option,
WEATHER STATION, temp., barometer
and humidity, only $10 (650)595-3933
WHEELCHAIR - Used indoors only, 4
months old, $99., (650)345-5446
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each.
311 Musical Instruments
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
HOHNER CUE stick guitar HW 300 G
Handcrafted $75 650 771-8513
KEYBOARD CASIO - with stand, adapt-
er, instructions, like new, SanMateo,
$60., (650)579-1431
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
KENNEL - small size, good for small
size dog or cat, 23" long 14" wide &
141/2" high, $25. FIRM (650)871-7200
SMALL DOG wire cage; pink, two doors
with divider $50. (650) 743-9534.
TOP PEDIGREE -yellow labs, extreme
hunters as well as loving house dogs
available 11/19/12 see at at www.mega-
nmccarty.com/duckdogs, (650)593-4594
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,
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 SOLD!
LADIES BOOTS, thigh high, fold down
brown, leather, and beige suede leather
pair, tassels on back excellent, Condition
$40 ea. (650)592-2648
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30%
nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648
LEATHER JACKET, mans XL, black, 5
pockets, storm flap, $39 (650)595-3933
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
ened, package, XL, Sierra long sleeves
and legs, dark green, plaid, great gift
$12., (650)578-9208
MEN'S SPORT JACKET. Classic 3-but-
ton. Navy blue, brass buttons, all wool.
Excellent condition. Size 40R $20.00
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
SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand
New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers),
black, $18. (510) 527-6602
316 Clothes
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-
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.
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DELUXE TABLE tennis with net and
post in box (Martin Kalpatrick) $30 OBO
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 -2 woods, 9 irons, a put-
ter, and a bag with pull cart, $50.,
HEAVY PUNCHING bag stand - made
out of steel, retail $200., used, $50.,
PING CRAZ-E Putter w/ cover. 35in.
Like New $75 call(650)208-5758
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650) 591-4046
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49-59 daily + tax
$294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
‘93 FLEETWOOD Chrome wheels Grey
leather interior 237k miles Sedan $ 1,800
or Trade, Good Condition (650)481-5296
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $3 per day.
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
DATSUN ‘72 - 240Z with Chevy 350, au-
tomatic, custom, $3,600 or trade.
(415) 412-7030
630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVY ‘03 Pickup SS - Fully loaded,
$19000. obo, (650)465-6056
25 Monday • Dec. 31, 2012 THEDAILYJOURNAL
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
need some brake work. $2500, OBO,
NISSAN ‘01 Quest - GLE, leather seats,
sun roof, TV/DVR equipment. Looks
new, $15,500. (650)219-6008
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 - Softail Blue
and Cream, low mileage, extras, $7,400.,
Call Greg @ (650)574-2012
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘83 Shovelhead
special construction, 1340 cc’s,
Awesome! $5,950/obo
Rob (415)602-4535.
brackets $35., (650)670-2888
645 Boats
BANSHEE SAILBOAT - 13 ft. with ex-
tras, $750., (650)343-6563
650 RVs
‘73 Chevy Model 30 Van, Runs
good, Rebuilt Transmission, Fiber-
glass Bubble Top $1,795. Owner
Call for appointments. (650)364-1374.
670 Auto Service
Repair • Restore • Sales
Mercedes-Benz Specialists
2165 Palm Ave.
San Mateo
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Service
Complete Auto Repair
foreign & domestic
1129 California Dr.
670 Auto Parts
Original equipment. Excellent cond. Cop-
per fins. $60. San Bruno, (415)999-4947
1974 OWNERS MANUAL - Mercedes
280, 230 - like new condition, $20., San
Bruno, (650)588-1946
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
CHEVY ASTRO rear door, $95., SOLD!
MAZDA 3 2010 CAR COVER - Cover-
kraft multibond inside & outside cover,
like new, $50., (650)678-3557
670 Auto Parts
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, &
1 gray marine diesel manual $40 or B/O
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
We Sell, Install and
Repair All Brands of
Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired
to Any Car for Music
Quieter Car Ride
Sound Proof Your Car
31 Years Experience
2001 Middlefield Road
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most
cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas
Foundation. Call (800)380-5257.
680 Autos Wanted
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Daily Journal’s
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Reach 82,500 drivers
from South SF to
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Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
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in the
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Decks & Fences
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Fences - Gates - Decks
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10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
For all your
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben at (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
New Rain Gutters
Down Spouts
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
Friendly Service
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Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
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Hauling HVAC
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Residential & Commercial
(650)589-3153 (408)249-2838
Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in:
Homes, Apts., Storages
Professional, friendly, careful.
Peninsula’s Personal Mover
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632
Call Armando (650) 630-0424
Interior/Exterior, Pressure Washing
Sean (415)707-9127
CSL# 752943
• Interior & Exterior
• Quality Work w/
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• Free Estimates
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No Job Too Big or Small
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Call Mike the Painter
Installation of
Trenchless Pipes,
Water Heaters & Faucets
(650) 461-0326
Complete Kitchen & Bath Resource
Showroom: Countertops Cabinets
Plumbing Fixtures Fine Tile
Open M-F 8:30-5:30 SAT 10-4
168 Marco Way
South San Francisco, 94080
CA License #94260
Home Improvement
Making Peninsula homes
more beautiful since 1996
* Home furnishings & accessories
* Drapery & window treatments:
blinds & shades
* Free in-home consultation
853 Industrial Rd. Ste E San Carlos
Wed – Sat 12:00- 5:30pm, or by appt.
Installation and Design
Portfolio and References,
Great Prices
Free Estimates
Lic. 670794
Call John Zerille
Window Coverings
Satisfying customers with world-
class service and products since
1952. Let us help you create the
home of your dreams. Please
phone for an appointment.
Window Fashions
247 California Dr
Burlingame • 650-348-1268
990 Industrial Rd Ste 106
San Carlos • 650-508-8518
Free estimates • Free installation
Window Washing
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taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
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can check the status of your licensed
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jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
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Facials, Waxing, Fitness
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Pure Organic Facial $48.
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Dental Services
Family Dentistry &
Smile Restoration
UCSF Dentistry Faculty
Cantonese, Mandarin &
Hindi Spoken
320 N. San Mateo Dr. Ste 2
San Mateo
Dental Services
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
Spanish and Tagalog Spoken
15 El Camino Real,
Express Lunch
Special $8.00
1400 Broadway
We Do!
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Senior Meals, Kids Menu
1845 El Camino Real
Market & Eatery
Now Open in Burlingame
824 Cowan Road
LIve Lobster ,Lobster Tail,
Lobster meat & Dungeness Crab
Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr., Hwy. 92 at
Foster City Blvd. Exit
Foster City
19 large screen HD TVs
Full Bar & Restaurant
1819 El Camino, in
Burlingame Plaza
Partnership. Service. Trust.
Half Moon Bay, Redwood City,
San Mateo
World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno
Starting Jan. 14, 2013
• fees average $4.70 per class
• go to http://collegeofsanmateo.edu
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2833 El Camino Real
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$400 off Any Wallbed
248 Primrose Rd.,
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
General Dentistry
for Adults & Children
324 N. San Mateo Drive, #2
San Mateo 94401
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As your local SanMateoCountynewspaper, it is important tobe involvedinthe community
andtosupport local charitable organizations, fundraising events andlocal events.
January 22...................... E-Waste Collection Day, San Mateo
January 22...................... Millbrae Health & Wellness Faire, Millbrae
January 29...................... E-Waste Collection Day, San Mateo
February 12& 19............ Chinese New Year Events, San Mateo
February 19 ................... Family Resources Fair, San Mateo
March 5 ......................... Ombudsman Services of San Mateo Fundraiser, San Mateo
March 5 ......................... Burlingame Community for Education Foundation
March 7 ......................... Art in Action, Menlo Park
March 10 ....................... Sustainable San Mateo County Awards, So. San Francisco
March 18 ....................... SSF Senior Health Fair, So San Francisco
March 20 ....................... NAACP Fundraiser, San Mateo
April 2............................ San Bruno Business Showcase, San Bruno
April 2............................ San Mateo County Youth Conference, San Mateo
April 2............................ Plant Sale, Master Gardeners, San Mateo
April 3............................ Peninsula Humane Society Fashion for Compassion, B’game
April 8............................ Job Boot Camp, San Mateo
April 8............................ Nueva School Beneft Auction, Hillsborough
April 12........................... Peninsula Confict Resolution Center Fundraiser Breakfast, FC
April 23.......................... City of San Mateo Eggstravaganza, San Mateo
April 28.......................... Celebrity Roast, Assemblymember Jerry Hill, Belmont
May 1............................. Pacifc Coast Dream Machines, Half Moon Bay
May 2............................. Mills Peninsula Women’s Luncheon, Burlingame
May 6............................. Golf Tournament beneftting Hiller Aviation Museum, HMB
May 7............................. Samaritan House Gala, Redwood Shores
May 10........................... Spring Job Fair, San Mateo
May 11........................... Victory Over Stroke, Millbrae
May 17........................... Taste of San Mateo, San Mateo
May 19........................... Tributes & Tastings, Burlingame
May 20........................... Senior Showcase Information Fair, Burlingame
May 23........................... Peninsula Humane Society Golf Tournament, Menlo Park
June 4& 5....................... Foster City Art & Wine Festival, Foster City
June 5............................. Posy Parade, San Bruno
June 7............................. Job Boot Camp, San Mateo
June 10........................... HIP Housing Luncheon, Redwood City
June 11........................... Disaster Preparedness Day, San Mateo
June 11-19...................... San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo
June 11& 12 ................... Burlingame Art in the Park, Burlingame
June 14........................... Senior Day at San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo
June 18 & 19 .................. Helifest, Belmont
June 26........................... Ryan’s Ride, Burlingame
June-July........................ Central Park Music Series, San Mateo
July 16 & 17 ................... Connoisseur’s Marketplace, Menlo Park
July 22 & 23 ................... Blues Festival, Redwood City
July 23............................ Bike For Breath, Foster City
July 30............................ Cars in the Park, Burlingame
August 1......................... San Mateo County Health Foundation Golf Tournament, PA
August 7......................... Tour de Peninsula Bike Ride, San Mateo
August 20....................... Peninsula Humane Society Mutt Strutt, San Mateo
August 27....................... Senior Showcase Information Fair, Menlo Park
August 29....................... Community Gatepath Golf Tournament, Palo Alto
September 3 & 4............. Millbrae Art & Wine Fair, Millbrae
September 16-18 ............ San Mateo Library Book Sale, San Mateo
September 17& 18.......... Filipino American Festival, Daly City
September 22 ................. Anti-Bullying Program Fundraiser, Foster City
September 23 ................. Gary Yates PAL Golf Tournament, San Mateo
September 23 & 24......... College of San Mateo Athletic Hall of Fame, San Mateo
September 24 ................. Burlingame Pet Parade, Burlingame
September 28 ................. San Mateo County Business Expo, San Mateo
October 1....................... CRUSH Supports Education, San Carlos
October 4....................... Taste of San Bruno, San Bruno
October 7 & 8 ................ ChocolateFest, Belmont
October 8 & 9 ................ San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, San Carlos
October 14 ..................... One Book One Community Kick-Off event, Redwood City
October 14 ..................... League of Women Voters Luncheon, San Mateo
October 15 ..................... Family Resources Fair, San Bruno
October 15 ..................... Mission Hospice “Jewels & Jeans” Gala, Burlingame
October 15 ..................... Peninsula Oktoberfest, Redwood City
October 16 ..................... San Mateo Rotary Fun Run, San Mateo
October 20 ..................... Power of Possibilities Recognition Breakfast, Burlingame
Oct 21 & 22.................... McKinley School Harvest Festival, Burlingame
November 11-13 ............ Harvest Festival, San Mateo
November 18 ................. Senior Showcase Information Fair, Foster City
November 19 ................. South San Francisco Fun Run, So. San Francisco
Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 3-4.... Peninsula Youth Ballet, San Mateo
December 2.................... Night of Lights, Half Moon Bay
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