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Burlingame home suffers
continuing codeviolations
Property owner:‘I understand it’s annoying to neighbors’
By Michelle Durand
San Mateo County is putting its
money where its mouth is.
County officials seeking to crack
down on local violence and guns in
the wake of the Sandy Hook
Elementary School shooting are
holding a gun buyback event next
weekend at the Event Center with
no questions asked but plenty of
Gun owners will receive $100 per
handgun, shotgun and rifle and
$200 for assault weapons as classi-
fied in the state of California. The
event is a joint effort of the Sheriff’s
Office, Supervisor Adrienne Tissier
and the office of U.S. Rep. Jackie
Speier, D-San Mateo, who is actual-
ly providing the funding for the
Speier’s office could not immedi-
gun buyback
Event next weekend will pay $100 per
handgun, $200 for assault weapons
The gun buyback is 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the San
Mateo County Event Center,2495
S. Delaware St., San Mateo. For
more information call 257-3503
ext.9.Please transport unloaded
firearms in the trunk of a vehicle.
If you go
By Bill Silverfarb
A home in the Lyon Hoag neigh-
borhood in Burlingame has suffered
continuing code enforcement viola-
tions since 2001 and the property
owners may face action by the city
if they do not correct the violations
within two weeks, according to the
City Attorney’s Office.
Residents near the home at 28
Bloomfield Road have complained
for years about overgrown weeds,
inoperative vehicles and other issues
in a neighborhood filled with mil-
lion-dollar homes.
The house is in disrepair, said Rob
Cilia, who lives next door to the
Bloomfield house and has called the
city to try and get the property
owner to clear up some of the viola-
Cilia contends the home’s state of
disrepair is having a negative impact
on the property values on the block.
“In the past, after contact by the
code enforcement officer, the owner
would cut the weeds and remove the
un-operative vehicle. Some viola-
tions regarding rodents and other
health issues were referred to the
county’s Health Department. After
corrections were made, over time,
A Burlingame home in the Lyon Hoag neighborhood has been hit with the
same code enforcement violations for more than 10 years.Neighbors want
the property owner to take better care of the home as they fear its disrepair
will drive down home prices in the area.
Alan,left,and Josiah make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at Roosevelt Elementary School for local homeless
people who take part in Street Life Ministries in Redwood City.
By Heather Murtagh
Few students stick around after
the last bell but Sarah Coyle has a
full classroom at Roosevelt
Elementary School on Mondays
after 2:20 p.m.
In fact, the Redwood City class-
room is buzzing with sixth graders
working together to make sand-
wiches. Jars and tubs of peanut but-
ter, jelly and butter are shared by the
students who also share loaves of
breads. Using plastic utensils, the
Making a change, one sandwich at a time
Street Life Ministries delivers direct assistance to Redwood City homeless
South San Francisco decided to
table a proposal to require the
inspection of homes prior to them
being placed on the market to curb
safety concerns.
On Wednesday, the South San
Francisco City Council held a spe-
cial study session to discuss the pro-
posal to create a residential point of
sale safety inspection program.
Under the proposal, a property
owner would be required to have an
inspection for possible code viola-
tions prior to selling the home. The
move, Fire Chief Phil White wrote
in a staff report, would help curb
ongoing building violations which
cause safety concerns. Realtors, on
the other hand, questioned the legal-
ity and effectiveness of the proposal.
South San Francisco drops
home inspection proposal
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See STREET, Page 18 See PROPOSAL, Page 20
See HOME, Page 20
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
During World War II, Jewish insurgents
in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their ini-
tial armed resistance against Nazi troops,
who eventually succeeded in crushing
the rebellion. The Soviets announced
they’d broken through the long Nazi
siege of Leningrad (it was another year
before the siege was fully lifted).
“Life is a great big canvas, and you
should throw all the paint you can on it.”
— Danny Kaye (1913-1986)
Kevin Costner is
Actor Jason Segel
is 33.
In other news ...
Switzerland’s Sina Candrian jumps during the men’s Snowboard Slopestyle qualification at the FIS Snowboard World
Championships in Stoneham, Quebec, Canada.
Friday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the
lower 40s. East winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph...Becoming 5
to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
Sunday night: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day through Tuesday: Mostly clear.
Highs around 60. Lows in the mid 40s.
Tuesday night through Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Local Weather Forecast
The Daily Derby race winners are No. 12 Lucky
Charms in first place; No. 08 Gorgeous George
in second place; and No. 02 Lucky Star in third
place.The race time was clocked at 1:49.19.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: After being awakened again by the neighbors’
loud music, he was ready to — SOUND OFF
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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In 1778, English navigator Captain James Cook reached the
present-day Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich
In 1862, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler,
died in Richmond, Va., at age 71, shortly before he could take
his seat as an elected member of the Confederate Congress.
In 1871, William I of Prussia was proclaimed German
Emperor in Versailles, France.
In 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as
pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe
landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania
in San Francisco Harbor.
In 1913, entertainer Danny Kaye was born David Daniel
Kaminsky in New York City.
In 1919, the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace
treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles, France.
In 1949, Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacu-
lar mass swindles in history, died destitute at a hospital in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66.
In 1957, a trio of B-52’s completed the first non-stop, round-
the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base
in California after more than 45 hours aloft.
In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston
Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed rob-
bery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was
killed in prison in 1973.)
In 1970, David Oman McKay, the ninth president of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the age of
Movie director John Boorman is 80. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-
Mass., is 75. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 72.
Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 60. Country singer
Mark Collie is 57. Actress Jane Horrocks is 49. Actor Jesse L.
Martin is 44. Rapper DJ Quik is 43. Rock singer Jonathan Davis
(Korn) is 42. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 40. NAACP
President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 40. Actor Derek
Richardson is 37. Actress Samantha Mumba is 30. Country
singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: “American Idol”) is 29.
Fireball spotted over Bay Area
A bright light that appeared in the Bay
Area sky yesterday morning was likely a
fireball, a local astronomer said.
The light was seen around 5:30 a.m.,
Chabot Space and Science Center
astronomer Ben Burress said.
“It was widely spotted,” he said.
Fireballs are meteors that explode,
becoming highly visible.
He said the brilliant event was not
related to any meteor shower, and that
fireball sightings are “rogue events” and
fairly rare.
It is close to impossible to measure or
track fireballs since they happen so spo-
radically, Burress said.
Sniping, then singing
as ‘American Idol’ returns
LOS ANGELES — The Fox network
is putting a brave face on the shrinking
appeal of “American Idol.”
Its 12th-season premiere Wednesday
posted “an expected 19 percent decline
versus least season” in the 18-to-49
demographic, the network said on
Thursday. But the network hastened to
add that Fox still had the highest-rated
night of entertainment programming of
any network thus far this season, and
outperformed its three-network compe-
tition combined by 11 percent.
“Idol” drew 17.9 million total viewers
on Wednesday. Last year’s premiere
was seen by 21.9 million total viewers.
During the broadcast, the judges
voiced optimism of their own.
“I feel like we jell well in a weird,
crazy way,” said Nicki Minaj, speaking
of the judges’ panel near the episode’s
At least, there was no hair-pulling
between Minaj and Mariah Carey, even
as some viewers may have been reduced
to it.
The pop divas exchanged insults wor-
thy of middle schoolers, fellow fresh-
man judge Keith Urban looked trapped
between them, and there was a whiff of
make-believe Wednesday about the
show’s touted feud.
“We can have accessories. I didn’t
know that was allowed. That’s all I’m
gonna say,” Carey commented archly
about Minaj’s flashy, drum major-style
The rapper took offense.
“Why’d you have to reference my
hat?” Minaj said, with Carey then
accusing Minaj of rudeness to her dur-
ing an earlier elevator meeting.
Mercifully, a contestant arrived to
break up the bickering and remind
viewers that we tuned in to a talent
show, not an episode of “Real
Housewives of American Idol.”
‘Dear Abby’ advice
columnist dies at age 94
Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby
dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy
advice on love, mar-
riage and meddling
mothers-in-law to
millions of newspa-
per readers around
the world and
opened the way for
the likes of Dr. Ruth,
Dr. Phil and Oprah,
has died. She was
Phillips died Wednesday in
Minneapolis after a long battle with
Alzheimer’s disease, said Gene Willis, a
publicist for the Universal Uclick syndi-
“My mother leaves very big high
heels to fill with a legacy of compas-
sion, commitment and positive social
change,” her daughter, Jeanne Phillips,
who now writes the column, said in a
Private funeral services were held
Thursday, Willis said.
The long-running “Dear Abby” col-
umn first appeared in the San Francisco
Chronicle in 1956. Mother and daughter
started sharing the byline in 2000, and
Jeanne Phillips took over in 2002, when
the family announced Pauline Phillips
had Alzheimer’s disease.
Pauline Phillips wrote under the name
Abigail Van Buren. Her column com-
peted for decades with the advice of
Ann Landers, written by her twin sister,
Esther Friedman Lederer, who died in
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Petty theft. Several items, worth a total of $500,
were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the first
block of Trace Lane before 8:36 a.m. Sunday,
Jan. 13.
Grand theft. Items worth a total value of $1,000
were stolen from two vehicles on the first block
of Pinehurst Lane before 3:44 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 12.
Probation. A juvenile who was arrested for
stealing a bicycle and violating probation was
transported to the Youth Services Center on the
600 block of Correas Street before 7:20 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Probation. A juvenile who was arrested for pos-
sessing marijuana and an apple core pipe and
being in violation of his probation was trans-
ported to Youth Services Center on the first
block of North Cabrillo Highway before 10:15
a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Disturbance. A man stole a beer and asked
other customers to use his food stamp card in
return for cash at a 7-Eleven on Mission Road
before 10:01 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.
Burglary. The screen of a window was removed
and the master bedroom of a home was ran-
sacked on Cymbidium Circle before 8:59 p.m.
on Friday, Jan. 11.
Burglary. A computer and GPS unit were stolen
from a vehicle parked at a hotel on Airport
Boulevard before 10:56 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.
Petty theft. A car charger and headphones were
stolen from a vehicle on Park Way before 9:22
a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.
Drugs. A principal reported a high school stu-
dent that was on probation for drugs was under
the influence on campus on B Street before 9:08
a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.
Police reports
Can you dig it?
Twenty juveniles were seen walking in
the street and blocking traffic on El
Camino Real and South Spruce Avenue in
South San Francisco before 10:53 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 11.
By Heather Murtagh
With a $1.4 million structural deficit and a
goal of creating a balanced budget, San Bruno
school officials recently started discussing
whether closing a campus would be part of the
Emotions were high Wednesday night when
board President Henry Sanchez broached the
topic at a meeting of the San Bruno Park
Elementary School District Board of Trustees.
His question was simple: Is closing a school
one of the tools we’d like to discuss in hopes
of creating a balanced budget? While the
board agreed to continue the exploration, the
idea wasn’t strongly supported.
“I have always and will always remain an
opponent to closing a school,” said Trustee
Skip Henderson.
Trustee Jennifer Blanco also shared strong
concerns about the idea. However, she also
said teachers had approached her to request
that if such a decision were to be made, it be
done quickly. Then families and employees
would have time to consider their options.
Sanchez and Trustee Kevin Martinez were
interested in learning about the possible ben-
efits from consolidating two schools. For
example, joining schools could allow for
fewer classes with students in multiple
In April, the board voted against a proposal
to close two schools — El Crystal and
Crestmoor elementary schools. The conversa-
tion caused a community uproar and meeting
protests featured children speaking about the
importance of their teachers and school com-
munity. A petition with more than 900 signa-
tures was presented in opposition to the idea
of school closure. Another cause for concern
was how the talks of school closure had pro-
It resulted in a parent-driven parcel tax
effort. Measure G, a $199 annual parcel tax on
the November ballot, failed to meet the two-
thirds threshold.
In the first interim budget update, San
Bruno’s plan recognized it would most likely
need to make $335,000 to $400,000 in ongo-
ing budget reductions this year along with an
additional $1.4 million in cuts in each of the
2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
In November, a report by the Fiscal
Sustainability Task Force put out some possi-
ble options for cuts. For example, closing a
school could save $236,000; eliminating con-
tracted physical education in fourth and fifth
grades would save $110,000; moving a special
education class back to the district would save
an estimated $450,000; and furloughs could
save hundreds of thousands. Raising revenue
is also an option. Most notably, the task force
report shows renting out a closed school could
generate more than $600,000 annually.
Henderson said he didn’t believe closing a
school would create that kind of saving.
However, when asked by Sanchez what else
he would cut, there was no response.
As a district, San Bruno has previously
tackled the possibility of closing a school dur-
ing the 2006-07 school year due to a drop in
enrollment. An enrollment uptick for the fol-
lowing school year caused the district to drop
the talks.
Declining enrollment forced the closure of
two schools in the 1970s. Carl Sandburg
Elementary was closed in 1978 and was sold
for $30.5 million in 2006. The district leases
20 acres for a driving range on what was once
Engvall Middle School at Interstate 280 and
Sneath Lane to VB Golf Inc.
At the same meeting, the board continued a
vote to ratify a four-year contract with
Superintendent David Hutt from July, 1 2013
through June 30, 2017. The contract calls for
a base salary of $132,138 with $8,000 in
stipends recognizing his doctorate, time with
the district, for life insurance and for a car
allowance, according to the staff report.
School closure topic on the table
San Bruno officials begin contending with budget cuts
By Paul Elias
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge con-
sidering San Francisco’s public nudity ban
rejected arguments Thursday that simply dis-
robing in public was protected political
speech akin to flag burning.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen made his
comments during a 90-minute hearing held to
consider the new law requiring the covering of
“genitals, perineum, and anal region” that is
set to go into effect on Feb. 1.
A narrowly divided Board of Supervisors
passed the law last month after residents and
visitors to the city’s renowned Castro district
complained about what they called unsightly
and unsanitary nudity in a plaza in the heart of
the gay neighborhood.
Public nudity activists filed a federal lawsuit
seeking to invalidate the law, arguing the gov-
ernment-ordered cover-up violates their 1st
Amendment rights to express their political
views. Their supporters also complained the
law contradicts the city’s live-and-let-live rep-
Judge considers San Francisco’s public nudity ban
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Henry James ‘Jim’ Hermann
Henry James “Jim” Hermann, late of
Millbrae and San Mateo County resident for
63 years, died in Burlingame Jan. 16, 2013.
Husband of Marilyn Hermann for 51 years
and father of Michael (his wife Marianne),
John (his wife Carrie) and Tim (his wife
Michele). Brother of the late Robert Hermann.
Also survived by his grandchildren Catherine,
Julia, Madeline, David, Alex and Nick along
with his nieces, nephews and cousins.
A native of San Francisco, age 77 years.
A 1953 graduate of Riordan High School in
San Francisco, and a 1958 graduate of USF;
member of the IBEW Local 6; and served in
the U.S. Army Reserve.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a
celebration of the funeral mass 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Saint Dunstan Catholic
Church, 1133 Broadway in Millbrae.
Committal will follow at Holy Cross Catholic
Cemetery in Colma.
His family appreciates donations to the
charity of your choice.
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PG&E to begin night work
along Burlingame Avenue
At the request of the city of
Burlingame, Pacific Gas and
Electric will be completing work
along Burlingame Avenue from
California Drive to El Camino
Real, for the Burlingame Avenue
streetscape project.
Phase 1 and 3 is the gas work. Phase
1 will be completed through March on
Burlingame Avenue from Park Road
to El Camino Real. Phase 3 of the gas
work will be completed during March
and April on the 1100 block of
Burlingame and Lorton avenues.
The natural gas work will accom-
modate the city’s new sewer main,
water main, storm drain and lowering
of box culvert. It includes deactivat-
ing the existing gas main and
installing about 2,000 feet of new 4-
inch plastic high pressure gas main
on California Drive (between Lorton
and Burlingame avenues) and on
Burlingame Avenue (between
California Drive and El Camino
Real) and upgrading a number of gas
services and transferring to the new
gas main.
Phase 2 is the electrical work and
will be completed during February
and March on Burlingame Avenue. It
• Relocation of two existing trans-
former vaults that are currently in the
parking stalls located on the 1400
block of Burlingame Avenue;
• Relocation of conduits for new
gravity sewer lines on Burlingame
Avenue at the intersection of
Primrose Road, and Lorton Avenue;
• Installation and connection for
future decorative street lights and
No Parking signs will be posted 48
hours prior to the start of construc-
tion. Traffic control will be in place
during construction. Gas service may
be interrupted to some customers.
PG&E personnel will coordinate a
shutdown and relight schedule with
the affected customers. This work
will occur outside of regular business
hours, according to PG&E.
Questions or concerns should be
directed to PG&E Project Manager
Grace Briones at (415) 695-3335 or
Two teen girls
arrested for DUI after crash
San Mateo police were called to the
scene of a two-vehicle accident at El
Camino Real and Peninsula Avenue
Wednesday night at about 11:30 p.m.
and discovered that two northbound
sport utility vehicles, each driven by
intoxicated 17-year-old girls, collided
in a sideswipe fashion at the intersec-
tion, according to police.
No injuries were reported but prop-
erty damage, including a sheared
PG&E pole and a sheared fire
hydrant, caused significant impacts
and delays in the area, according to
police. Police and other agencies
worked together to manage traffic
closures, power outage and flooding
in the area after the accident. The
streets were partially reopened after a
four-hour closure, but repair crews
were working on the damaged inter-
section well into the daytime hours,
according to police.
The two girls, both from
Burlingame, were both found to be
under the influence of alcohol and
arrested. They were cited and released
to parents, according to police.
fire destroys shed
Firefighters in Redwood City
extinguished a one-alarm fire that
destroyed a shed early Thursday
morning, a fire department dispatcher
The fire was reported at about 2:45
a.m. behind a home on the 3400
block of Page Street, the dispatcher
said. No one was injured, and the fire
was under control in about 10 min-
utes, the dispatcher said.
No neighboring buildings were
damaged, she said.
The cause of the fire remains under
By Michelle Durand
A judge yesterday dismissed
arson and burglary charges against a
47-year-old Redwood City woman
accused of torching her boyfriend’s
home on Halloween by reaching
through the cat door to ignite the
Judge Jack Grandsaert found
insufficient evidence after a prelimi-
nary hearing in which Valerie
Demarval’s boyfriend downplayed
the incident and said she still lived
at the Doris Court residence, said
District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Without witnesses seeing
Demarval personally setting the fire,
there was no proof it wasn’t set by
something like a smoldering ciga-
rette, Wagstaffe said.
Grandsaert dismissed the charge
of arson and also burglary because
prosecutors could not prove she
unlawfully entered the premises to
commit a crime.
Based on the victim’s changing
story and the lack of extensive dam-
age to the property, Grandsaert’s
dismissal was “a
reasonable deci-
sion,” Wagstaffe
The man origi-
nally told author-
ities he had left
the home at
around 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 and set
the alarm but
that a neighbor
saw Demarval walking away from
the residence and the dining room
drapes on fire. The neighbor extin-
guished the fire by sticking a garden
hose through the cat door and
authorities believe Demarval had
used the same opening to light the
Prosecutors said at the time that
the couple had lived together for
approximately six weeks when he
asked her to move out because of
her drinking.
Michelle Durand can be reached by
email: michelle@smdailyjournal.com
or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.
Case dismissed for woman
accused of torching home
Local briefs
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
• The city of Millbrae is recruit-
ing to fill openings on city commis-
sions and committees. Applicants
must be Millbrae residents and reg-
istered voters. Anyone interested in
applying can download an applica-
tion from the city website,
http://www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/. Currently there are one or
more openings in the following: Community
Preservation Commission, Cultural Arts Commission,
Downtown Process Committee, Parks and Recreation
Commission, Planning Commission, Senior Advisory
Committee, Sister Cities Commission.
By Terence Chea
University of California can avoid
raising tuition this fall if the 10-
campus system gets the funding
increase proposed in Gov. Jerry
Brown’s budget plan, school leaders
said Thursday at a UC board meet-
ing attended by the state’s top elect-
ed officials.
University leaders said they wel-
comed the governor’s proposal to
raise state funding for UC by $250
million to about $2.6 billion. The
increase is less than UC had
requested, but it’s a reversal from
years of budget cuts that led to hefty
tuition hikes, reduced enrollment
and cuts to academic programs.
UC officials said they don’t antic-
ipate the need to increase tuition for
undergraduates or graduate students
in the coming fall. Instead, they said
they would seek other ways to cut
costs and raise money, such as pri-
vate fundraising, debt restructuring
and expanding online education.
“We are extraordinarily grateful
for what the state has done,” board
Chair Sherry Lansing said at the
regents meeting. “The truth is we
have to find alternate sources of rev-
enue. ... We can’t just only rely on
the state.”
The regents held a wide-ranging
discussion of the university’s
finances and future at a meeting
attended by Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin
Newsom, Assembly Speaker John
Perez and state Superintendent of
Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
The four elected officials are board
members, but it’s rare for all of them
to attend the same meeting.
The governor’s 2013-14 budget
plan gives more money to
California’s public colleges and uni-
versities, thanks in part to voter
approval of Proposition 30, which
temporarily raises income and sales
UC: No tuition hike needed
under Gov. Brown’s budget
SACRAMENTO — California
has been awarded a $674 million
federal grant to continue developing
and building an online insurance
marketplace under the federal health
care reform law, state officials
announced Thursday.
The state is receiving substantial
support from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services as part
of the effort to aid millions of unin-
sured Californians, said Peter Lee,
executive director of Covered
California, the state entity in charge
of the exchange.
“This is a very big deal ... but it’s a
very big job,” he said.
Starting later this year, Covered
California will launch a website
where individuals and small busi-
nesses can compare and enroll in
health plans. Some will be eligible
for federal subsidies and credits to
make coverage affordable.
Coverage will begin in 2014.
Lee said the latest federal grant
will enable California to create the
website, launch a multi-cultural,
multi-language marketing campaign,
and staff call centers where people
can get help. The federal Affordable
Care Act seeks to increase health
coverage by creating an online insur-
ance market, and by expanding
Medicaid for low-income people.
By some estimates, there are about
7 million people in California with-
out health insurance — or about one
in five nonelderly state residents.
Since late 2010, Covered
California has been allocated nearly
$1 billion in federal grants. After
2014, the exchange must be self-
supporting from fees paid by health
plans and insurers participating in
the exchange.
California awarded $674M
to build health exchange
“We are extraordinarily grateful
for what the state has done. ...The truth
is we have to find alternate sources of
revenue. ...We can’t just only rely on the state.”
— UC Board Chair Sherry Lansing
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By Michelle Durand
The San Mateo felon accused of
illegally selling guns from his home,
including one weapon to a minor,
pleaded not guilty yesterday to near-
ly a dozen felonies and successfully
asked a judge to reduce his $250,000
Antonio Urena Infante, 35, is
charged with 10 crimes related to
being a felon in possession of
firearms and ammunition. On
Tuesday, after pleading not guilty to
all charges, Infante asked that his
$250,000 bail be reduced and Judge
Cliff Cretan agreed. His new bail
was set at $150,000 but, as of
Thursday evening, Infante remained
in custody.
The San Mateo County Narcotics
Task Force began investigating
Infante after receiving a tip he might
be dealing drugs from his Speers
Avenue home in the Parkside neigh-
borhood. The arrest came after
police busted one of his alleged cus-
tomers who was underage.
On Jan. 10, officers say a 20-year-
old man entered the home and left
minutes later. A traffic stop of the
East Palo Alto man, Victor Avelar,
turned up a Ruger handgun in the
central console and a cellphone with
a text message about buying a gun
from Infante, according to prosecu-
On Jan. 11,
police and nar-
cotics task force
members raided
Infante’s home
and discovered
hundreds of
rounds of ammu-
nition inside.
Four guns,
including three
that were loaded and one that was a
Norinco automatic firearm, were in
his car, prosecutors said.
Two high-capacity magazines and
another gun were reportedly found
in the car’s trunk.
None of the weapons appear to be
stolen or involved in other criminal
activity, according to District
Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, but
Infante is forbidden from having any
firearms because he has a prior con-
viction for marijuana possession.
Avelar’s age led prosecutors to
charge Infante with selling a firearm
to a minor because buyers in
California must be at least 21 years
If convicted, Infante faces up to a
decade in prison.
Avelar was charged with felony
possession of a concealed firearm
and is scheduled for a preliminary
hearing Jan. 29.
He has pleaded not guilty and
remains in custody in lieu of
$100,000 bail.
Accused gun seller
pleads not guilty
Antonio Infante
By Matthew Daly
WASHINGTON — President
Barack Obama’s second-term ener-
gy agenda is taking shape and,
despite the departure of key Cabinet
officials, it looks a lot like the first:
more reliance on renewable energy
sources, such as wind and solar, and
expanded production of oil and nat-
ural gas. Obama also is promising
to address climate change, an issue
he has acknowledged was some-
times overlooked during his first
“The president has been clear that
tackling climate change and
enhancing energy security will be
among his top priorities in his sec-
ond term,” said Clark Stevens, a
White House spokesman.
While the administration has
made progress in developing
renewable energy and improving
fuel-efficiency standards for vehi-
cles, “we know there is more work
to do,” Stevens said.
He’ll have to do that work with
new heads of the agencies responsi-
ble for the environment. Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar,
Environmental Protection chief
Lisa Jackson and Jane Lubchenco,
head of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, have
announced they are leaving. Energy
Secretary Steven Chu is expected to
follow his colleagues out the door
in coming weeks.
President to confront oil
pipeline, climate change
Barack Obama surveys damage along the Louisiana coastline at Fourchon
Beach caused after a BP oil line ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — From
Oregon to Mississippi, President
Barack Obama’s proposed ban on
new assault weapons and large-
capacity magazines struck a nerve
among rural lawmen and lawmak-
ers, many of whom vowed to ignore
any restrictions — and even try to
stop federal officials from enforcing
gun policy in their jurisdictions.
“A lot of sheriffs are now standing
up and saying, ‘Follow the
Constitution,”’ said Josephine
County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson,
whose territory covers the timbered
mountains of southwestern Oregon.
But their actual powers to defy
federal law are limited. And much
of the impassioned rhetoric amounts
to political posturing until — and if
— Congress acts. Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat,
said recently it’s unlikely an assault
weapons ban would actually pass
the House of Representatives.
Sheriffs, state lawmakers push back on gun control
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File photo of the gas field in Amenas, Algeria.
By Aomar Ouali and Paul Schemm
ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian helicopters
and special forces stormed a gas plant in the
stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe
out Islamist militants and free hostages from at
least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leav-
ing the fate of the fighters and many of the cap-
tives uncertain.
Dueling claims from the military and the mil-
itants muddied the world’s understanding of an
event that angered Western leaders, raised world
oil prices and complicated the international mil-
itary operation in neighboring Mali.
At least six people, and perhaps many more,
were killed — Britons, Filipinos and Algerians.
Terrorized hostages from Ireland and Norway
trickled out of the Ain Amenas plant, families
urging them never to return.
Dozens more remained unaccounted for:
Americans, Britons, French, Norwegians,
Romanians, Malaysians, Japanese, Algerians
and the fighters themselves.
A U.S. official said late Thursday that while
some Americans escaped, other Americans
remain either held or unaccounted for. The offi-
cial spoke on condition of anonymity because he
wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
The U.S. government sent an unmanned sur-
veillance drone to the BP-operated site, near the
border with Libya and 800 miles (1,290 kilome-
ters) from the Algerian capital, but it could do
little more than watch Thursday’s intervention.
Algeria’s army-dominated government, hard-
ened by decades of fighting Islamist militants,
shrugged aside foreign offers of help and drove
ahead alone.
With the hostage drama entering its second
day Thursday, Algerian security forces moved
in, first with helicopter fire and then special
forces, according to diplomats, a website close
to the militants, and an Algerian security offi-
cial. The government said it was forced to inter-
vene because the militants were being stubborn
and wanted to flee with the hostages.
The militants — led by a Mali-based al-Qaida
offshoot known as the Masked Brigade — suf-
fered losses in Thursday’s military assault, but
succeeded in garnering a global audience.
Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear
LONDON — Prime Minister David
Cameron is postponing a key speech about
Britain and the EU because of the hostage cri-
sis in Algeria, officials said Thursday.
The long-awaited address, scheduled for
Friday in the Netherlands, was expected to
outline how Cameron thinks Britain’s rela-
tionship with the EU should change — a move
that many fear could backfire and leave
Britain increasingly isolated in Europe.
Cameron was expected to offer insights into
how he proposes to renegotiate Britain’s rela-
tionship with the EU, and
whether that bartering will
result in the country’s ulti-
mate exit from the bloc.
But the leader was side-
tracked by a bloody
hostage situation at a natu-
ral gas plant in the Sahara
Desert. Algerian forces
launched a military assault
on Thursday to try to free
dozens of foreign hostages — including an
unknown number of Britons — held by
Islamist militants.
Syrian pro-regime
gunmen kill more than 100
BEIRUT — Gunmen loyal to President
Bashar Assad swept through a mainly Sunni
farming village in central Syria this week,
torching houses and killing more than 100
people, including women and children, oppo-
sition activists said Thursday.
The reported slayings fueled accusations
that pro-government militiamen are trying to
drive majority Sunnis out of areas near main
routes to the coast to ensure control of an
Alawite enclave as the country’s civil war
increasingly takes on sectarian overtones.
Activists said the attackers were from near-
by areas dominated by Shiite Muslims and
allied Alawites. Assad and most of the top offi-
cials in his regime belong to the minority
Alawite sect, a Shiite offshoot.
The events in Haswiyeh, an impoverished
farming area on the edge of Homs, unfolded
on Tuesday and Wednesday, but only came to
light Thursday as the reported scale of the
killings became apparent.
Pakistani cleric ends rally
after government deal
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials struck
a deal late Thursday with a fiery Muslim cler-
ic to end four days of anti-government protests
by thousands of his supporters that largely
paralyzed the capital and put intense pressure
on the government.
The demonstration came at a time when the
government is facing challenges on several
fronts, including from the country’s top court.
The Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the
prime minister earlier in the week in connec-
tion with a corruption case, but the govern-
ment’s anti-corruption chief refused to act on
Thursday, citing a lack of evidence.
Tahir-ul-Qadri, the 61-year-old cleric who
led the protests in Islamabad, galvanized
many Pakistanis with his message alleging
that the nation’s politicians are corrupt thieves
who care more about lining their pockets than
dealing with the country’s pressing problems,
such as electricity shortages, high unemploy-
ment and deadly attacks by Islamic militants.
He demanded electoral reform to prevent cor-
rupt politicians from standing for elections.
Chicago man who backed
terror group gets 14 years
CHICAGO — A Chicago businessman was
sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for
providing material support to overseas terror-
ism, including a Pakistani group whose 2008
attacks in Mumbai, India, left more than 160
people dead.
Tahawwur Rana did not address the court
before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber
imposed the sentence and did not react after-
ward. But his defense attorneys said the judge
was right to reject prosecutors’ arguments that
Rana deserved a stiffer sentence because the
charges were related to terrorism.
Jurors in 2011 convicted Rana of providing
support for the Pakistani group, Lashkar-e-
Taiba, and for supporting a never-carried-out
plot to attack a Danish newspaper that printed
cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.
Cameron delays his Europe
speech amid Algeria crisis
David Cameron
Around the world
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
County rents skyrocketing
The average San Mateo County
apartment was going for about 8.4
percent more than it did the year
prior, it was reported the week of
Jan. 18, 2008
At that time, the
average apartment in
San Mateo County
going for
the sec-
ond highest in the
Bay Area. The rent
was more than Marin, Alameda and
Contra Costa counties but less than
San Francisco, according to a
report issued Friday by RealFacts,
a Novato-based research company
that tracks real estate data.
The occupancy rate in San Mateo
County is 96.3 percent, according
to the RealFacts report.
Chlorine spill snarls traffic
Downtown San Mateo traffic was
snarled for approximately seven
hours as emergency personnel tried
to clean up chlorine that fell off a
truck the week of Jan. 18, 2008.
The San Mateo Fire Department
responded to Delaware Street
between Fourth and Ninth avenues
shortly at approximately 7:30 a.m.
Monday of that week. A San Mateo
Public Works Department employ-
ee spotted four unmarked contain-
ers in the five-block span and
called the fire department to
San Mateo firefighters cordoned
off the street while the San Mateo
County Hazardous Materials team
determined common chlorine,
approximately enough to treat a
high school pool, was in the four
unmarked, yellow, 2.5-gallon con-
Two of the containers burst open
when they fell off the truck and the
other two remained intact, said San
Mateo Battalion Chief John Healy.
Lantos endorses Speier
The week of Jan. 18, 2008, U.S.
Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo,
announced this his endorsement of
former state senator Jackie Speier
to replace him in Congress.
Lantos announced two weeks
prior that he would no seek re-elec-
tion because he was diagnosed with
esophageal cancer. He was elected
to Congress in 1980 and was in his
14th term in office. Lantos’
Democratic colleagues elected him
chairman of the House Committee
on Foreign Affairs in January 2007.
City gets first
look at ‘Village Center’
To get the town square Foster
City wants, developers suggested
the week of Jan. 18, 2008 the proj-
ect on a prime vacant 11-acre lot in
the center of the city contain build-
ings as high as eight or nine stories.
The developer, Pacific
Retirement Services, was proposing
a 251 to 275 independent living
area, a village square park and
31,000 to 50,000 square feet of
retail on the 11-acre portion of the
15-acre city-owned property adja-
cent to the Foster City Government
Center. The design concept was
approved by the City Council in
2007, but that week was the first
time developers put forward a spe-
cific design.
From the archives highlights stories
originally printed five years ago this
week. It appears in the Friday edition of
the Daily Journal.
umor has it that San
Bruno City Clerk
Carol Bonner is look-
ing to retire. Rumors are often
wrong. In fact, the city clerk has
been spending her free time
actively seeking endorsements
for her planned re-election effort
this November.
Menlo School student Josh
Lauder, 17, and 10 of his friends
will volunteer their time and hold
one-on-one technology tutorials
once a month for seniors who
live at Moldaw Residences in
Palo Alto. Lauder, the great-
grandson of Estee Lauder, wants
to provide a stress-free and fun
environment for seniors to better
navigate social media, learn how
to use smartphones and manage
their email accounts.
Sequoia Hospital achieved the
2013 Healthgrades
Distinguished Award for
Clinical Excellence, marking
eight years in a row the hospital
landed in the top 5 percent
nationwide for clinical perform-
The Friends of Edgewood are
celebrating the park’s 20th
anniversary as a natural preserve
by holding a series of events
through 2013 to mark the mile-
stone. The schedule at the
Redwood City park includes spe-
cial guided nighttime walks,
guided access to normally off-
limits area and walks led by nat-
uralists, scientists and profession-
al photographers. Two events
focus on the threatened Bay
checkerspot butterfly. The goal of
the walks is attracting new visi-
tors, increasing membership and
raising money to support educa-
tional and habitat restoration pro-
grams. All events are free but
advance registration is required.
To do so, or for more informa-
tion, visit www.friendsofedge-
The Human Services Agency
received national re-accreditation
from the New York-based
Council on Accreditation, mak-
ing it the only public agency in
California accredited across all
areas like adoption and child pro-
tective services. The accredita-
tion is based on a review and
analysis of its administration,
management and service delivery
County Supervisor Adrienne
Tissier received a fitting gift as
she handed the president’s gavel
over to Don Horsley — a San
Francisco Giants jersey with her
name on the back and the number
five to represent District 5.
Perhaps then Tissier better cir-
cle Jan. 25 on her calendar.
That’s the date she and all other
San Francisco Giants fans have
the chance to see and snap a
photo with the World Series
championship trophy when it
makes an appearance in Redwood
City. The trophy will be on dis-
play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25 at Courthouse
Square. The viewings are free,
with a suggested $2 donation for
the Redwood City Junior
Giants League, and professional
photos will be available for pur-
The San Mateo Public Main
Library was selected as the pilot
test site for the Peninsula
Library System’s WiFi access
points technology upgrade. The
new access points were installed
and went operational Monday,
Jan. 7. This new wireless tech-
nology will provide library
patrons faster Internet speeds and
will be compatible with older
WiFi technologies.
This new system allows users
to move around the building as
the connection will automatically
be moved to the best access point
for the user.
In honor of the Super Bowl
calling New Orleans home this
year and the 2013 Carnival sea-
son, Edwin Caba of CreoLA in
San Carlos is selling genuine
New Orleans King Cakes for
$40 each.
Gary Kirby was named deputy
chief of the Redwood City
Police Department by Police
Chief JR Gamez. He has 26
years experience in law enforce-
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly
collection of facts culled from the
notebooks of the Daily Journal staff.
It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
New flag at the PAL building
In response to the letter, “Pledge alle-
giance to this flag?” in the Jan. 17 edi-
tion of the Daily Journal, I would like
to inform your readers that the flag in
question was at the Redwood City
Police Activities League Community
Center and not at Taft Elementary
School. Also, a new flag has now been
installed as of today.
Tom Cronin
Executive Director,
Police Activities League
Redwood City
Keep flag as a reminder
The condition of the Taft Elementary
School American flag is certainly
deplorable (Letter: by Sandee Kolter,
from the Jan. 17 edition of the Daily
Journal), but I say keep it like that. It’s
a good reminder to our children and
everyone else that our nation is as tat-
tered and neglected as that flag. Let’s
get together instead to pay our national
bills and make our school children as
skilled (and safe) as they would be
elsewhere in the world. Then replacing
the Taft Elementary flag will have more
than just a superficial meaning.
Mike Reitsma
The national debt
Regarding Jon Mays’ column, “The
national debt” in the Jan. 4 edition of
the Daily Journal, Simpson-Bowles is a
Left-wing Democrats did not, and do
not, like it, nor did or do right-wing
Republicans. Need I say more?
Obviously, those of us in the center
think Simpson-Bowles is the way to go.
Please encourage readers to support
Sidney Reilly
San Carlos
Rainy day fund needed
In response to the article, “An uplift-
ing, yet austere, budget” in the Jan. 11
edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal,
Gov. Jerry Brown is to spend $56.2 bil-
lion for K-12 education and community
colleges. This is $2.7 billion more than
the current fiscal year.
California has a $1.9 billion debt,
which is not small change. I submit
that $53.5 billion is enough for the
schools. Gov. Brown, let the $2.7 bil-
lion more for the schools be used to
eliminate the $1.9 billion debt. Now
that would be a balanced budget. Use
the overage for the “rainy day fund”
the governor endorses.
Also, in the “At a Glance” box, it
shows where the money comes from.
Add it up and the budget is short of
funds to the tune of $1.92 billion.
Morris Stevens
Redwood City
Fact or fiction
This big myth exists in our society.
The myth is that the mentally ill are
violent, and if you keep guns away
from them you will prevent more vio-
lence. Virginia Tech, Aurora, Tucson.
One isolated incident after another.
Look at a city like Richmond, Calif.
that has been plagued by violence.
Gunfire can be heard clearly by stu-
dents at football practice. There are two
communities in question here: the com-
munity of the mentally ill and the com-
munity of the not mentally ill. The
truth is there is more violence amongst
people who are not mentally ill. One
can look at the statistics of violent
crime in any police jurisdiction in
America and find out that it is not the
mentally ill that are responsible for
most of these heinous crimes.
How many people in the Bay Area
this weekend will have a gun pointed at
them as they’re robbed by a person
who does “not” suffer from a mental
Patrick Field
Palo Alto
In response to the article, “NRA says
Congress will not pass weapons ban” in
the Jan. 14 edition of the Daily Journal,
it is reassuring to know that we no
longer have to put up with that time-
wasting process of electing citizens to
consider and make laws as members of
Congress. We have been relieved of
this onerous duty by the NRA.
Ron Roth
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
— Los Angeles News Group
onday’s gathering of the
bipartisan political organiza-
tion No Labels featured
Rep. Janice Hahn, the Democrat and
former Los Angeles councilwoman who
is beginning her first full term in
It was disappointing that Hahn was
the only Californian among the 15
elected officials — or in the case of No
Labels co-leader Jon Huntsman, former
elected official — taking part in the
event in New York.
More California politicians should
make a point of getting involved,
whether it’s through No Labels or
another way, in a push for more cooper-
ation between Democrats and
Republicans. This is one state, after all,
where voters have expressed at least a
theoretical preference for moderate
thinking. The voter-created open pri-
maries, which debuted in the 2012 elec-
tions, are designed to reduce the influ-
ence of party extremists.
It’s a question for another day
whether Hahn, who defeated fellow
Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson in
November after redistricting landed
both in the 44th Congressional District,
is living up to that bipartisan ideal.
But Hahn, identified by No Labels as
one of 12 “Congressional Problem
Solvers,” was talking a good game at
the No Labels event.
“There’s a huge mistrust back there
(in Washington),” Hahn said in com-
ments quoted by the Associated Press.
“There’s a feeling that we all don’t
want to do something that is construc-
tive. The only way we’re forced to act
is with these manmade crises” such as
the fiscal cliff and the upcoming debt-
ceiling battle.
“That’s no way to govern the coun-
Hahn said she will “bring a friend” to
the next No Labels meeting on Capitol
Let’s hope Hahn’s friend is a fellow
California representative, and that they
both help to put the principles of bipar-
tisan cooperation into practice.
Bipartisan cooperation
Money train
ow that San Mateo County has lined its coffers
with about an extra $60 million a year thanks to
gracious and generous voters who approved
Measure A, a 10-year half-cent sales tax in November, it
seems as if every group out
there is interested in a piece.
The amount is nothing to
sneeze at, but it’s not as if it
will cure all ills. But still, the
Board of Supervisors meeting
this week was beginning of a
process that will soon see that
extra money get eaten up rela-
tively quickly. First, there’s
Seton Medical Center in Daly
City, which should be expected
since it basically paid for the
measure’s successful campaign.
There is no hard-and-fast
amount attached to the center’s
needed retrofit, but the ballpark has always been about $15
million a year. That chunks the amount down to about $45
And others are coming out of the woodwork. It’s not
necessarily “alms for the poor,” it’s more, “Hey buddy,
how about we make a deal that works well for everyone?”
And SamTrans is at the head of that line. For a few years,
SamTrans has been trying to find a way to reduce its $131
million structural deficit it’s been saddled with through its
BART extension deal penned years and years ago. One
option was asking for a three-county sales tax increase that
was always going to be a hard sell because it would
involve San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. And this
past election would have been tough since the county
measure was on the ballot along with statewide tax
increases. So, asking the county for a portion of the
Measure A money just may preclude such a wide and
arduous process.
SamTrans officials are pitching it as a way to help pay
for its paratransit service which costs it about $13.3 mil-
lion a year with only a 5.8 percent farebox recovery rate.
Paratransit serves the elderly, the young and the disabled
— all the same group the county sales tax campaign touted
to assist before the election, so it does jibe with the philos-
ophy of the tax. In addition, tax proponents may have said
it would assist a variety of services but the ballot language
made it clear it could not promise anything. SamTrans has-
n’t asked for an official amount but numbers between $10
million to $15 million have been bandied about. That
chunks the amount down to about $30 million.
And other groups, including parks backers, child care
and mental health advocates are asking for money as well.
So that tax money could go fast. I do hope, however, at
least some of it is set aside for debt service or a much-
needed rainy day fund. SamTrans’ proposal makes some
sense, and I could see a county allocation of about $5 mil-
lion to $7.5 million a year for the tax’s 10-year term. That
would go far, and could prevent the transit agency from
seeking a more difficult path toward financial solvency.
The agency has booming train ridership, but it doesn’t pay
for its service. And the transit agencies in San Francisco
and Santa Clara counties have had a hard time making
their financial contributions. With the money saved
through electrification, this county portion may help ease
its debts enough that any talk of an additional tax may be
forever extinguished — at least I would hope.
Supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne Tissier both sit
on the SamTrans Board of Directors, so they are intimately
aware of the agency’s financial situation and will likely be
amenable to some sort of Measure A funding for paratran-
sit service. And it only takes three votes on the Board of
Supervisors to seal the deal.
It may seem strange to some that the train that travels
through Silicon Valley to San Francisco does not have any
sort of WiFi service, an irony that is not lost on Caltrain
officials. However, providing the service on the fast-mov-
ing trains is easier said than done. What it takes, pure and
simple, is money. About $3 million to start and about $1
million a year ongoing. While having such a service would
surely draw riders and make the current trips more enjoy-
able, it’s not the primary goal of the agency — which is to
make sure the trains run on time.
Officials are reaching out to the business community to
see if anyone wants to sponsor it. Might I suggest splitting
it? It can be Sleep Train at night and Twitter during the
day — after all, Twitter lights up with tweets aplenty any
time there is a delay on the train, or any random occur-
rence. It seems Twitter is already the unofficial sponsor of
Caltrain, so someone just call up Jack Dorsey and be done
with it. A tweet might work too.
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Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dow 13,596.02 +0.63% 10-Yr Bond 1.88 +2.80%
Nasdaq3,136.00 +0.59 Oil (per barrel) 95.17
S&P 500 1,480.94 +0.56% Gold 1,688.00
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New
York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Bank of America Corp., down 50 cents at $11.28
The bank’s fourth-quarter earnings and revenue fell as it worked through
legal and regulatory problems related to mortgages.
Fifth Third Bancorp, up 74 cents at $16.29
Helped by improving credit conditions, the regional banker reported
that its fourth-quarter net income jumped 28 percent.
BlackRock Inc., up $9.76 at $232
The investment manager said that its fourth-quarter net income climbed
24 percent, topping what Wall Street analysts expected.
Williams-Sonoma Inc., down $2.45 at $44.68
The retailer,which also owns Pottery Barn and West Elm,forecast fourth-
quarter sales and earnings below Wall Street estimates.
CBS Corp., up $3.01 at $40.95
The media company said that it will convert its U.S. outdoor advertising
business into a real estate investment trust.
eBay Inc., up $1.27 at $54.17
Fourth-quarter earnings at the online retailer beat expectations as
bargain-hunting holiday shoppers flocked to its Internet services.
Columbia Sportswear Co., down $1.36 at $50.80
The outdoor clothing company cut its fourth-quarter sales outlook citing
mild winter weather, which hurt sales of outdoor gear.
Power-One Inc., down 42 cents at $3.92
The solar equipment maker forecast a fourth-quarter loss and cut revenue
estimates due to weak European demand.
Big movers
By Steve Rothwell
NEW YORK — The Standard and
Poor’s 500 index climbed to another five-
year high after strong reports on housing
starts and unemployment claims made
investors more optimistic about the U.S.
The S&P 500 gained 8.31 points to
close at 1,480.94, its highest level since
December 2007. The Dow Jones industri-
al average also rose, climbing to a five-
year high during the day, before falling
back to finish 84.79 points higher at
13,596.02. The Nasdaq composite
climbed 18.46 points to 3,136.
U.S. builders started work on homes in
December at the fastest pace since the
summer of 2008, the Commerce
Department said Thursday. Homebuilder
stocks rose broadly following the report.
The S&P 500’s homebuilding index
climbed 3.8 percent, its biggest gain in
almost a month. PulteGroup led the
advance with a jump of $1.03, or 5.3 per-
cent, to $20.37.
The number of Americans seeking
unemployment benefits fell to a five-year
low last week, the Labor Department
reported, the latest sign that the job mar-
ket is healing. Weekly unemployment
benefit applications fell 37,000 to
335,000, a bigger decline than econo-
mists had forecast, according to financial
data provider FactSet.
The reports helped offset disappoint-
ment over the fourth-quarter earnings
reports of two of the nation’s biggest
banks, Citigroup and Bank of America,
said JJ Kinahan, chief derivatives strate-
gist at TD Ameritrade.
“The financial stocks are having a
tough time impressing the Street with
anything,” Kinahan said. “The traditional
banks are getting squeezed on margins
and the expectations for a lot of those
companies had already been set low.”
Citigroup fell $1.24, or 2.9 percent, to
$41.24 after its income fell well short of
Wall Street’s expectations. The bank’s
legal expenses rose and it released less
money from its loan-loss reserves.
Bank of America dropped 50 cents, or
4.2 percent, to $11.28 after its earnings
declined. The bank is continuing to work
on clearing up old problems at its mort-
gage unit. The bank made $367 million in
the last three months of 2012 after paying
preferred dividends, down sharply from
$1.6 billion in the same period a year ago.
Kim Caughey Forrest, a senior analyst
at Fort Pitt Capital Group, said it was too
early to conclude that the housing market
had turned the corner. She noted that a
large “shadow inventory” of houses that
still need to be foreclosed on may weigh
on house prices in the coming months.
“This rally is probably a little bit too
optimistic for the information that we
got,” Caughey Forrest said. “There’s
some conflicting information here and the
market has just decided to overlook the
negative thing.”
The indexes powered higher even as
more discouraging news about manufac-
turing came out. The Philadelphia branch
of the Federal Reserve reported that man-
ufacturing contracted this month in the
mid-Atlantic region. On Tuesday, the
Fed’s New York branch reported that
manufacturing in its own district was
Stocks started 2013 with a rally after
lawmakers came up with a last-minute
plan to stop the U.S. going over the “fis-
cal cliff,” a series of tax hikes and
spending cuts that economists say
would probably have pushed the U.S.
into recession.
S&P 500 surges on housing starts, jobs
“The financial stocks are having a tough time
impressing the Street with anything. ...The traditional
banks are getting squeezed on margins and the expectations
for a lot of those companies had already been set low.”
— JJ Kinahan, chief derivatives strategist at TD Ameritrade
By Christina Rexrode
NEW YORK — Bank of America
wants a bigger slice of the mortgage
market. This time, the bank is being
more careful about how to get it.
On Thursday, the bank sketched out
plans for regaining some of the ground it
has lost in home lending. That’s a
change from the strategy of the last few
years, when it has concentrated on shed-
ding the parts of its mortgage business
that it saw as undesirable.
Under its new approach, the bank is
targeting people who are already cus-
tomers. It also wants to focus on making
loans directly to borrowers, rather than
buying mortgages from other lenders.
The restraint is a sign that the lessons of
the financial crisis, when risky mort-
gages tarnished the bank’s reputation
and its results, are still fresh.
“We need to really focus on people
that we are very comfortable with,” CEO
Brian Moynihan said in a call with ana-
Bank of America has been dealing
with the fallout from soured mortgages
made before the financial crisis for years
now. Thursday brought another
reminder, when the bank said that
fourth-quarter earnings shrank because
it had to take big charges to settle two
mortgage-related disputes.
Even so, the bank knows that the
housing market, in many respects, is
improving. It doesn’t want to miss out
on a boom that could provide a steady
source of revenue.
Housing prices are rising in many
parts of the country. On Thursday the
government reported that home builders
broke ground on homes last month at the
fastest pace since 2008. Low interest
rates and government programs are
encouraging people to refinance.
To reach them, Bank of America is
putting more mortgage loan officers into
bank branches, so customers don’t have
to go to separate mortgage offices. It is
trying to close loans more quickly. It is
targeting ads to people who are already
bank customers. Customers who log on
to their Bank of America checking
account, for instance, might see an ad
touting low mortgage rates.
BofA makes a new mortgage push
Bank of America Corp said it will pay $3.6 billion to Fannie Mae to settle claims
related to residential mortgage loans for the nine years to the end of 2008.
By Marcy Gordon
WASHINGTON — Consumer advo-
cates have complained that U.S. mort-
gage lenders are getting off easy in a
deal to settle charges that they wrongful-
ly foreclosed on many homeowners.
Now it turns out the deal is even
sweeter for the lenders than it appears:
Taxpayers will subsidize them for the
money they’re ponying up.
The Internal Revenue Service regards
the lenders’ compensation to homeown-
ers as a cost incurred in the course of
doing business. Result: It’s fully tax-
Critics argue that big banks that were
bailed out by taxpayers during the finan-
cial crisis are again being favored over
the victims of their mortgage abuses.
“The government is abetting the
behavior by not preventing the deduc-
tion,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-
Iowa. “The taxpayers end up subsidizing
the Wall Street banks after the headlines
of a big-dollar settlement die down.
That’s unfair to taxpayers.”
Under the deal, 12 mortgage lenders
will pay more than $9 billion to com-
pensate hundreds of thousands of people
whose homes were seized improperly, a
result of abuses such as “robo-signing.”
That’s when banks automatically
approved foreclosures without properly
reviewing documents.
Regulators reached agreement this
week with Goldman Sachs and Morgan
Stanley. Last week, the regulators settled
with 10 other lenders: Bank of America,
JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo,
Citigroup, MetLife Bank, PNC
Financial Services, Sovereign, SunTrust,
U.S. Bank and Aurora. The settlements
will help eliminate huge potential liabil-
ities for the banks.
Many consumer advocates argued that
regulators settled for too low a price by
letting banks avoid full responsibility for
wrongful foreclosures that victimized
That price the banks will pay will be
further eased by the tax-deductibility of
their settlement costs. Companies can
deduct those costs against federal taxes
as long as they are compensating private
individuals to remedy a wrong.
Taxpayers will ease banks’ costs in mortgage deal
Intel 4Q profit down, beats Street
NEW YORK — Intel Corp., the world’s largest chipmak-
er, on Thursday said its fourth-quarter net income fell 27
percent from the previous year, as PC sales continued to
Net income was $2.47 billion, or 48 cents per share, for
the October to December period. That was down from $3.36
billion, or 64 cents per share, a year ago.
Intel still beat earnings expectations for the quarter by 3
cents per share relative to the average of analysts polled by
FactSet. That was due to slightly higher-than-expected
prices for its chips and lower-than-expected costs for start-
ing up new production lines.
Revenue fell 3 percent to $13.5 billion, matching analyst
Intel is challenged by a shift in consumer spending from
PCs — most of which use Intel chips — to smartphones and
tablets, which don’t. Research firm Gartner said this week
that global PC shipments fell 4.9 percent in the fourth quar-
ter from a year ago. Households are letting tablets replace
their secondary PCs, it said.
On a call with analysts, Intel chief financial officer Stacy
Smith admitted that tablets are affecting sales of PC chips,
which fell 3 percent in the quarter.
Yelp to add restaurants’
health-inspection grades
NEW YORK — Reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants’
health-inspection grades to its site, giving users yet another
filter through which they can decide where to eat.
Yelp Inc. said Thursday that city-provided health-score
information will be available in San Francisco first.
Restaurant grades in New York City will be added in the
coming weeks.
San Francisco-based Yelp says its engineers have been
working with the cities in designing technology that lets
municipalities publish inspection information on its website.
For San Francisco businesses, the new program displays
restaurant health scores — for example, 92 out of 100.
Clicking on the number takes users to a page with more
detailed information about the restaurant’s recent inspec-
tions. In New York, restaurants are given letter grades of A,
B or C by health inspectors.
Capital One’s more than doubles in 4Q
LOS ANGELES — Capital One Financial Corp. says its
fourth-quarter net income grew more than twofold, as rev-
enue for the lender rose by 38 percent from a year earlier.
McLean, Virginia-based Capital One said Thursday that
net income rose to $825 million, or $1.41 per share. That
compares with $381 million, or 88 cents per share, in the
same period a year ago.
Revenue rose to $5.62 billion from $4.05 billion.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Analysts
polled by FactSet expected earnings of $1.58 per share on
revenue of $5.76 billion.
Capital One shares fell $3.69, or 6 percent, to $57.90 in
after-hours trading.
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By Nathan Mollat
The last time the Burlingame and
Carlmont soccer teams met, it was
February of 2012. While the Scots
came away with a 2-0 win, the affair
was mostly remembered for a post-
game brawl.
The two teams met for the first
time this season in Burlingame
Thursday and, while there were no
fisticuffs during play, one thing
remained the same — a 2-0
Carlmont victory.
“For whatever reason, it’s always
a contentious game with
Burlingame,” said Carlmont coach
Jodi Beloff. “But I thought it was a
relatively clean game.
“We played OK. We got pulled
out of our game. There were some
moments of brilliance. When we’re
being pressed, we have to play with
Carlmont (3-1-1 PAL Bay, 7-2-2
overall) maintained its composure
throughout the second half as
Burlingame (1-1-3, 4-3-4) threw
everything it had at the Scots
defense, trying to overcome a 1-0
halftime deficit. The Panthers had
more than their share of opportuni-
ties — they had a number of free
kicks in dangerous parts of the field
and earned four corner kicks in the
second and had eight for the game.
Unfortunately for Burlingame, the
Panthers could not convert on one of
“We’re having trouble scoring
goals,” said Burlingame coach Mike
Sharabi, adding his team has gone
scoreless in three of its last four
Carlmont controlled most of the
play in the first half, stringing
together passes and keeping the
pressure up on the Burlingame
defense. Burlingame, meanwhile,
spent most of the first half trying to
beat the Scots defense over the top
with long balls from the back.
The Panthers had a couple of
good looks in the opening minutes
Scots get big win
Carlmont goalkeeper Jared Fitzpatrick punches a ball clear during the Scots’2-0 win over Burlingame.
By Antonio Gonzalez
SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers
offensive coordinator Greg Roman wants to
be a head coach one day soon, and he already
knows at least one person he’d hire on his
Try running back Frank Gore.
“I always tell Frank, ‘Man, when you’re
done playing, come find me or I’ll find you,”’
Roman said Thursday. “Because he’s a guy I
love working with as a player, and I’m sure
I’d love working with as a coach.”
Often underappreciated and overlooked
around the NFL, Gore has carried the 49ers
through good times and mostly bad the last
eight seasons. Coaches are quick to credit the
reliable running back’s smarts and savvy,
doing everything from breaking down film of
opponents to scouting potential draft picks.
Gore’s latest adaptation has come in the
new read-option run game
anchored by quarterback
Colin Kaepernick that
some thought might not
suit his style. Instead,
Gore surpassed 100 yards
rushing in a playoff game
for the first time in last
week’s 45-31 win over
Green Bay, and the 49ers
insist his knowledge is a
vital part of the plan heading into Sunday’s
NFC championship at Atlanta.
“It’s top shelf,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh
said of Gore’s football acumen. “Not to cate-
gorize it, but I know I have learned a lot from
Frank, as well as the other running backs on
our team. He sees it. He sees the big picture.
He sees the whole picture. He sees it slowed
down and he’s got a very quick mind. He’s
Gore’s smarts, savvy
in key times for 49ers
See 49ERS, Page 13
Frank Gore
By Josh Dubow
ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders general
manager Reggie McKenzie remains commit-
ted to Darren McFadden
despite a disappointing
2012 season and hopes a
new offensive system
helps the running back get
his career back on track.
McKenzie spoke to beat
reporters on Thursday for
the first time since Nov. 30
and looked back at a dis-
appointing first season in
Oakland and ahead to the
future. He said McFadden
will be part of that future as he enters the final
year of his contract.
“I’m confident Darren’s going to play his
last season,” McKenzie
said. “Regardless of
what’s out there, we have
no decision to do anything
with Darren.”
After struggling early in
his career with injuries and
a zone blocking scheme
used in Oakland,
McFadden broke out as a
star in two seasons with
Hue Jackson running the
offense. He averaged more than 5 yards per
carry in both those seasons and was one of the
league’s top big-play backs.
But he reverted to his early career form last
season under coordinator Greg Knapp, who
ran the same zone blocking system that calls
on backs to run laterally before making a cut
McFadden remains
part of Raiders future
See RAIDERS, Page 13
By Tom Coyne
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Not once but twice
after he supposedly discovered his online girl-
friend of three years never even existed, Notre
Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o
perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her
An Associated Press review of news cover-
age found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up
talked about his doomed love in a Web inter-
view on Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper
interview published Dec.
10. He and the university
said Wednesday that he
learned on Dec. 6 that it
was all a hoax, that not
only wasn’t she dead, she
wasn’t real.
On Thursday, a day after
Te’o’s inspiring, playing-
through-heartache story
was exposed as a bizarre
lie, Te’o and Notre Dame faced questions
from sports writers and fans about whether he
really was duped, as he claimed, or whether
he and the university were complicit in the
hoax and misled the public, perhaps to
improve his chances of winning the Heisman.
Yahoo sports columnist Dan Wetzel said the
case has “left everyone wondering whether
this was really the case of a naive football
player done wrong by friends or a fabrication
that has yet to play to its conclusion.”
Gregg Doyel, national columnist for
CBSSports.com, was more direct.
“Nothing about this story has been compre-
hensible, or logical, and that extends to what
happens next,” he wrote. “I cannot compre-
hend Manti Te’o saying anything that could
make me believe he was a victim.”
On Wednesday, Te’o and Notre Dame ath-
letic director Jack Swarbrick said the player
was drawn into a virtual romance with a
woman who used the phony name Lennay
Kekua, and was fooled into believing she died
of leukemia in September. They said his only
contact with the woman was via the Internet
and telephone.
Te’o also lost his grandmother — for real —
the same day his girlfriend supposedly died,
Te’o story
Manti Te’o
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By Antonio Gonzalez
OAKLAND — LeBron James has
reached so many milestones in his
NBA career it might be easy to lose
He hasn’t.
Just a point shy of becoming the
youngest player in league history to
score 20,000 points, James knew
exactly where he stood Wednesday
night. He worked a switch off
Draymond Green on the wing, drib-
bled past David Lee and pulled up in
the lane from 12 feet to make an off-
balance jumper
with 2:45
remaining in the
second quarter.
“The best part
about it is I was
in a rhythm, too,
so it wasn’t one
of those forced
shots,” James
said. “I was able to get the switch on
David Lee and get to the elbow and
make a shot. It’s pretty cool.”
On a road trip that has had more
bad news than good, James
rewrote the headlines and the
record books again.
The three-time NBA MVP also
surpassed 5,000 assists on a land-
mark night, leading the Miami Heat
to a 92-75 victory over the under-
manned Golden State Warriors. He
finished with 25 points, 10 assists
and seven rebounds in just 30 min-
utes to grab his latest slice of histo-
In the locker room after the game,
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and team
president Pat Riley took a moment
give James the game ball and recog-
nize his latest record.
Players shouted and huddled in
the center of the room. Then, as
Spoelstra said, “Everybody took a
shot at him — a punch, a jab, an
elbow, whatever they could get in
before he started hitting back.”
“That’s a big-time moment,”
Spoelstra said. “He’s a special guy.
He’s a special player. He’s a once-in-
a-generational type of player.”
James eclipsed both marks before
halftime, helped Miami go ahead by
34 points in the third quarter and
allowed Spoelstra to rest his starters
— without debate this time — for
the fourth. Dwyane Wade added 15
points, eight rebounds and six assists
and Mario Chalmers scored 15 for
the Heat, who had lost three of their
last four away from home.
James already had been the
youngest player in NBA history to
win rookie of the year, record a
triple-double, score 1,000 points,
score 10,000 points and win MVP
honors at an All-Star game.
Add another to the list.
“It means everything,” James said.
“It means a lot. First of all, like I
continue to say, it means I’ve been
able to be healthy. To be out on the
floor and do what I love to do, I love
the game of basketball and I try to
give everything to the game. And
hopefully it continues to give back to
LeBron piling up milestones at historic pace
LeBron James
By Jim Litke
CHICAGO — He did it. He finally
admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
He was light on the details and did-
n’t name names. He mused that he
might not have been caught if not for
his comeback in 2009. And he was
certain his “fate was sealed” when
longtime friend, training partner and
trusted lieutenant George Hincapie,
who was along for the ride on all
seven of Armstrong’s Tour de France
wins from 1999-2005, was forced to
give him up to anti-doping authori-
But right from the start and more
than two dozen times during the first
of a two-part interview Thursday
night with Oprah Winfrey, the dis-
graced former cycling champion
acknowledged what he had lied about
repeatedly for years, and what had
been one of the worst-kept secrets for
the better part of a week: He was the
ringleader of an
elaborate doping
scheme on a U.S.
Postal Service
team that swept
him to the top of
the podium at the
Tour de France
time after time.
“At the time it
did not feel
wrong?” Winfrey
“No,” Armstrong replied. “Scary.”
“Did you feel bad about it?” she
pressed him.
“No,” he said. “Even scarier.”
“Did you feel in any way that you
were cheating?”
“No,” Armstrong paused.
“I went and looked up the defini-
tion of cheat,” he added a moment
later. “And the definition is to gain an
advantage on a rival or foe. I didn’t
view it that way. I viewed it as a level
playing field.”
Wearing a blue blazer and open-
neck shirt, Armstrong was direct and
matter-of-fact, neither pained nor
contrite. He looked straight ahead.
There were no tears and very few
Whether his televised confession
will help or hurt Armstrong’s bruised
reputation and his already-tenuous
defense in at least two pending law-
suits, and possibly a third, remains to
be seen. Either way, a story that
seemed too good to be true — cancer
survivor returns to win one of sport’s
most grueling events seven times in a
row — was revealed to be just that.
Winfrey got right to the point, ask-
ing for yes-or-no answers to five
Did Armstrong take banned sub-
stances? “Yes.”
Was one of those EPO? “Yes.”
Did he do blood doping and use
transfusions? “Yes.”
Did he use testosterone, cortisone
and human growth hormone? “Yes.”
Did he take banned substances or
blood dope in all his Tour wins?
Along the way, Armstrong cast
aside teammates who questioned his
tactics, yet swore he raced clean and
tried to silence anyone who said oth-
erwise. Ruthless and rich enough to
settle any score, no place seemed
beyond his reach — courtrooms, the
court of public opinion, even along
the roads of his sport’s most presti-
gious race.
That relentless pursuit was one of
the things that Armstrong said he
regretted most.
“It’s a major flaw, and it’s a guy
who expected to get whatever he
wanted and to control every outcome.
And it’s inexcusable. And when I say
there are people who will hear this
and never forgive me, I understand
that. I do.”
Anti-doping officials have said
nothing short of a confession under
oath — “not talking to a talk-show
host,” is how World Anti-Doping
Agency director general David
Howman put it — could prompt a
reconsideration of Armstrong’s life-
time ban from sanctioned events.
He’s also had discussions with offi-
cials at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency,
whose 1,000-page report in October
included testimony from nearly a
dozen former teammates and led to
stripping Armstrong of his Tour titles.
Shortly after, he lost nearly all his
endorsements and was forced to walk
away from the Livestrong cancer
charity he founded in 1997.
Armstrong could provide informa-
tion that might get his ban being
reduced to eight years, according to a
person with knowledge of the situa-
tion. By then, Armstrong would be
49. He returned to triathlons, where
he began his professional career as a
teenager, after retiring from cycling
in 2011, and has told people he’s des-
perate to get back.
Armstrong light on details in confession to Oprah
Ryan Leaf headed to prison
HELENA, Mont. — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has
been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State
Prison for threatening a staff member and violating his treatment
plan, a corrections official said Thursday.
The former San Diego Chargers and Washington State Cougars
quarterback was charged last spring with breaking into two houses
and stealing prescription painkillers. He pleaded guilty in May to
burglary and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and his five-
year sentence called for spending nine months in a locked drug treat-
ment facility as an alternative to prison.
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able to make quick-minded decisions.”
Despite tearing ligaments in both knees at the University of
Miami, Gore has rebounded to become one of the NFL’s most
durable players at a position that takes perhaps the biggest
Gore is the franchise leader in yards rushing (8,839) and
touchdowns rushing (51) and has been a staple of San
Francisco’s offense under three different head coaches. His
versatility is what makes him special, coaches said, running
inside and out and catching passes from all kinds of forma-
“Frank is such an adaptable player that it doesn’t take him
long to pick something up,” Roman said. “He’s one of the most
gifted, knowledgeable, intelligent football players that I’ve
been around really at any position. He just has a feel and an
understanding for the game. It’s funny, when you install some-
thing or put something new in, he can just see it. It’s pretty
Until last week, though, Gore’s role had seemingly dimin-
ished since Kaepernick took over in Week 10 and the 49ers ran
more of the Pistol offense.
Gore admits the first time he watched teams such as Oregon
and Nevada run read-option plays on television he “felt like
that’s not real football.” With Kaepernick and the 49ers one
win from the Super Bowl now, he’s become a believer.
“It’s helping us. If it’s helping us get to where we want to go,
I’m with it,” Gore said. “I feel like I’m a football player. I’m a
ball player. I’ll adjust to anything. I just had to be more patient
getting the ball. That’s about it.”
The 49ers also have kept Gore fresher as opposed to years
past when he often wore down late from countless carries.
He split time with Kendall Hunter before the backup suffered
a season-ending ankle injury in a Week 12 win at New Orleans.
Speedster LaMichael James, the former Oregon standout, has
limited Gore’s touches since Hunter’s injury and had an
increasingly expanded role in the Pistol offense.
San Francisco’s strategy showed results when it mattered.
Gore ran for 119 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries against
the Packers, even while Kaepernick set a quarterback player
record with 181 yards on 16 carries.
“Hopefully, they keep looking out for him and 21 keeps get-
ting the ball and I’ll just do what he did last week,” Gore said,
referring to his jersey number.
Where Gore goes after his playing days are over is uncertain.
All of 29 years old, Gore doesn’t think those days are hap-
pening anytime soon. After enduring six non-winning seasons
to start his 49ers career, the last two under Harbaugh’s guid-
ance have rejuvenated the running back’s career.
More than anything, Gore wants to avoid the kind of heart-
break that came with last January’s 20-17 overtime loss in the
NFC title game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New
York Giants. That doesn’t mean he might not still have one eye
on the future, often lending his instincts to coaches and even
offering his opinion on players before the draft to 49ers gener-
al manager Trent Baalke.
“I think I’d be a great coach. For one, I love the game of foot-
ball. I’ve been around the game all my life, since I was 4. I
could tell who is a real football player. I’ve got an eye for tal-
ent,” Gore said. “I love being around football. So if Coach
Roman ever gets a head job and he wants to hire me, I’ll be
Continued from page 11
upfield rather than attack the line of
scrimmage from the start.
McFadden averaged just 3.3 yards
per carry this season — the lowest ever
for a Raiders back with at least 150 car-
ries in a season.
“It’s obvious that Darren is much bet-
ter on certain types of plays,”
McKenzie said. “That goes without
saying. That’s how you’ve got to do it.
When you talk about being productive,
when you talk about offensively mov-
ing the ball, scoring points, getting
some plays out of your big-play guys,
you’ve got to find ways to let him do
what he does best. We didn’t. We didn’t
do that.”
Knapp was fired by coach Dennis
Allen after a 4-12 season, along with
special teams coordinator Steve
Hoffman, offensive line coach Frank
Pollack and linebackers coach Johnny
Holland. McKenzie said the Raiders
are close to filling those openings and
he hopes to have everything finalized
within the next few days.
McKenzie said he has talked to Norv
Turner and Marc Trestman, who both
got other jobs, but would not name
other potential candidates.
After filling out the staff, the biggest
task for McKenzie will be upgrading a
roster that lacked depth and stars in his
first season as the Raiders were ham-
strung by having few draft picks and a
bloated salary cap.
McKenzie said he has more cap
room to use on free agents this offsea-
son but believes the organization is a
year away from having the cap back in
“I’m looking for the future,”
McKenzie said. “We’re trying to build
something here. And with building, you
can’t mortgage the future. So we’re try-
ing to lay down a good foundation, get
the core players that we think can build
this team the right way and make good,
sound decisions, be it financial, the per-
sonnel, coaching, whatever it is. You
see the mistakes, correct it. That’s the
only way you’re going to get better, and
that’s kind of our philosophy.”
Continued from page 11
Organizers of the Mavericks
International surfing contest are
expecting sunny skies and powerful
waves when the competition is held
off the coast near Half Moon Bay on
National Weather Service forecast-
er Austin Cross said clear weather and
temperatures in the lower 60s are
expected at sea level near Pillar Point
Harbor, where the big-wave contest is
held at the famous Mavericks break
about a half-mile off the coast.
“It’s going to be a pretty nice day
near the water,” Cross said.
Though waves are not expected to
be as dramatic as in 2010, when
Mavericks was last held and waves
crested higher than 40 feet, a swell
that originated near the Aleutian
Islands is forecast to hit the coast this
weekend and “turn into really big
breakers,” Cross said.
“It’s supposed to be an amazing
day,” contest spokeswoman Jessica
Banks said.
Banks said Thursday that about
12,000 people are expected to
descend on the area around Pillar
Point Harbor and Half Moon Bay to
check out 24 of the world’s elite big-
wave surfers as they compete in the
invite-only contest.
Spectators will not be allowed on
coastal bluffs or beaches overlooking
the break, Banks said.
The 8 a.m. competition can be
viewed as it happens on several big-
screen TVs at the Mavericks
Invitational Festival, which will be
held on the grounds of the Oceano
Hotel and Spa at Pillar Point Harbor.
The festival will feature live com-
mentary, music, a beer garden, and the
chance to mingle with contest com-
An awards ceremony will be held at
the festival after the competition.
Tickets, which can be purchased
online at www.mavericksfestival-
eac2.eventbrite.com, range from $10
for general admission to $1,000 for
VIP access. General admission tickets
will be $20 at the door on Sunday.
Clear skies, powerful waves
forecast for Mavericks Sunday
Spectators will not
be allowed on coastal
bluffs or beaches
overlooking the break.
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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of the game, but Jonah Snyder’s free kick was
punched clear by Carlmont goalkeeper Jared
Fitzpatrick and Brian Gonzalez’s one-timer
off a cross from Chris Flygare went wide. A
few minutes later, Tim Lutvaliyev’s shot from
15 yards was saved by Fitzpatrick and, in the
14th minute, a Carlmont defender cleared the
ball off the goal line during a Burlingame cor-
ner kick.
“The first half we started a little shaky, but
we settled in,” Beloff said.
Carlmont steadily started winning nearly
every 50-50 ball as the Panthers weren’t look-
ing to build an attack through the midfield.
Rather, they took a direct approach at goal —
and it didn’t work very well. Sharabi said
Carlmont had stacked the midfield and he did
not want to play through it. Instead, he want-
ed to send long balls to the corner and let his
strikers run onto them.
He admitted, however, that is not the
strength of his forwards.
“We were kicking it up there and they
weren’t making the runs,” Sharabi said. “They
like to play more with their backs to the goal.”
It appeared the game was destined for a
scoreless first half before Lady Luck inter-
vened. Five minutes before halftime,
Carlmont earned a throw-in deep in
Burlingame territory. Theo Fedronic threw the
ball into the Burlingame penalty box where it
skipped off a defender’s head and past the
goalkeeper for a 1-0 Carlmont lead.
Sharabi made adjustments at halftime, mov-
ing Snyder into more of an attacking role and
playing more through the midfield. The moves
paid off as the Panthers kept the Scots pinned
into their end for much of the final 40 minutes.
“They had us on our heels a little bit,”
Beloff said.
With the Panthers pushing everyone up into
the offense, it left them vulnerable to a coun-
terattack and the Scots finally converted in the
78th minute. Ross Goffigon battled with a
Burlingame defender as he carried the ball
toward the Panthers’ end line. He then fed a
pass to Justin Harpster who found Luke
Petersen all alone in the Burlingame penalty
box. Petersen took a touch to settle the ball
before blasting a shot into the net for the back-
breaking goal and a 2-0 Carlmont advantage.
“We have talent at all levels,” Beloff said.
“If we can put it all together … we’ll be a
tough team to beat.”
Continued from page 11
and his role in leading Notre Dame to its best
season in decades endeared him to fans and
put him at the center of college football’s
biggest feel-good story of the year.
Relying on information provided by Te’o’s
family members, the South Bend Tribune
reported in October that Te’o and Kekua first
met, in person, in 2009, and that the two had
also gotten together in Hawaii, where Te’o
grew up.
Sports Illustrated posted a previously
unpublished transcript of a one-on-one inter-
view with Te’o from Sept. 23. In it, he goes
into great detail about his relationship with
Kekua and her physical ailments. He also
mentioned meeting her for the first time after
a game in California.
“We met just, ummmm, just she knew my
cousin. And kind of saw me there so. Just kind
of regular,” he told SI.
Among the outstanding questions Thursday:
Why didn’t Te’o ever clarify the nature of his
relationship as the story took on a life of its
Te’o’s agent, Tom Condon, said the athlete
had no plans to make any public statements
Thursday in Bradenton, Fla., where he has
been training with other NFL hopefuls at the
IMG Academy.
Notre Dame said Te’o found out that Kekua
was not a real person through a phone call he
received at an awards ceremony in Orlando,
Fla., on Dec. 6. He told Notre Dame coaches
about the situation on Dec. 26.
The AP’s media review turned up two
instances during that gap when the football
star mentioned Kekua in public.
Te’o was in New York for the Heisman pres-
entation on Dec. 8 and, during an interview
before the ceremony that ran on the
WSBT.com, the website for a South Bend TV
station, Te’o said: “I mean, I don’t like cancer
at all. I lost both my grandparents and my girl-
friend to cancer. So I’ve really tried to go to
children’s hospitals and see, you know, chil-
In a column that first ran in The Los Angeles
Times, on Dec. 10, Te’o recounted why he
played a few days after he found out Kekua
died in September, and the day she was sup-
posedly buried.
“She made me promise, when it happened,
that I would stay and play,” he said on Dec. 9
while attending a ceremony in Newport
Beach, Calif., for the Lott Impact Awards.
On Wednesday, when Deadspin.com broke
the story, Swarbrick said Notre Dame did not
go public with its findings sooner because it
expected the Te’o family to come forward
Asked if the NCAA was monitoring the
Te’o story for possible rules violations,
NCAA President Mark Emmert said:
“We don’t know anything more than you
do,” he told reporters at the organization’s
convention in Dallas. “We’re learning about
this through the stories just the same as you
are. But we have to wait and see what really
transpired there. It’s obviously (a) very dis-
turbing story and it’s hard to tell where the
facts lie at this point.
“But Notre Dame is obviously looking into
it and there will be a lot more to come for-
ward. Right now, it just looks ... well, we don’t
know what the facts are, so I shouldn’t com-
ment beyond that.”
Reporters were turned away at the main gate
of IMG’s sprawling, secure complex. Te’o
remained on the grounds, said a person famil-
iar with situation who spoke on condition of
anonymity because neither Te’o nor IMG
authorized the release of the information.
“This whole thing is so nutsy that I believe
it only could have happened at Notre Dame,
where mythology trumps common sense on a
daily basis. ... Given the choice between reali-
ty and fiction, Notre Dame always will choose
fiction,” sports writer Rick Telander said in the
Chicago Sun-Times.
“Which brings me to what I believe is the
real reason Te’o and apparently his father, at
least went along with this scheme: the
Heisman Trophy.
Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass blast-
ed both Te’o and Notre Dame.
“When your girlfriend dying of leukemia
after suffering a car crash tells you she loves
you, even if it might help you win the Heisman
Trophy, you check it out,” he said.
He said the university’s failure to call a news
conference and go public sooner means
“Notre Dame is complicit in the lie.”
“The school fell in love with the Te’o girl-
friend myth,” he wrote.
Continued from page 11
Mickelson opens season with
a 72 at Humana Challenge
LA QUINTA — Phil Mickelson opened his
season with an erratic even-par 72 on
Thursday in the Humana Challenge, leaving
him nine strokes behind the first-round lead-
Recovering from flu-like symptoms, the 42-
year-old Mickelson had three birdies, a bogey
and double bogey at La Quinta Country Club
— one of three courses used in the pro-am
Jason Kokrak, Roberto Castro and James
Hahn topped the leaderboard at 9-under 63.
Kokrak had two eagles and five birdies at La
Quinta, Castro had nine birdies at PGA West’s
Jack Nicklaus Private Course, and Hahn had
nine birdies on PGA West’s Arnold Palmer
Private Course.
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Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 25 13 .658 —
Brooklyn 23 16 .590 2 1/2
Boston 20 18 .526 5
Philadelphia 16 23 .410 9 1/2
Toronto 14 25 .359 11 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 25 12 .676 —
Atlanta 22 16 .579 3 1/2
Orlando 14 24 .368 11 1/2
Charlotte 9 29 .237 16 1/2
Washington 7 29 .194 17 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 24 16 .600 —
Chicago 22 15 .595 1/2
Milwaukee 19 18 .514 3 1/2
Detroit 14 25 .359 9 1/2
Cleveland 10 31 .244 14 1/2
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 30 11 .732 —
Memphis 24 13 .649 4
Houston 21 19 .525 8 1/2
Dallas 17 23 .425 12 1/2
New Orleans 13 26 .333 16
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 31 8 .795 —
Denver 24 17 .585 8
Utah 21 19 .525 10 1/2
Portland 20 19 .513 11
Minnesota 16 20 .444 13 1/2
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 31 9 .775 —
Golden State 23 14 .622 6 1/2
L.A. Lakers 17 21 .447 13
Sacramento 15 24 .385 15 1/2
Phoenix 13 27 .325 18

New York 102, Detroit 87
L.A. Clippers 90, Minnesota 77
Milwaukee at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Miami at L.A. Lakers, late
Chicago at Boston, 4 p.m.
Toronto at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Houston at Indiana, 4 p.m.
Charlotte at Orlando, 4 p.m.
Atlanta at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Memphis, 5 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m.
Washington at Denver, 6 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Atlanta, 4 p.m.
Sacramento at Charlotte, 4 p.m.
Memphis at Chicago, 5 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota,5 p.m.
Golden State at New Orleans, 5 p.m.
Cleveland at Utah, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Portland, 7 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.
Menlo-Atherton at Aragon,Terra Nova at Hillsdale,
Woodside at San Mateo, Capuchino at South City,
Half Moon Bay at Jefferson, Mills at Westmoor, Se-
quoia at El Camino,3 p.m.;Carlmont at Burlingame,
4 p.m.;Notre Dame-Belmont at St.Francis,5:30 p.m.
Harker at Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo School at East-
side Prep,King’s Academy at Crystal Springs,Priory
at Pinewood, 3:30 p.m.
Woodside at Sequoia, Capuchino at Hillsdale,
Aragon at San Mateo, Burlingame vs. Mills at Ca-
puchino, Carlmont at Menlo-Atherton, Westmoor
at Jefferson, El Camino at South City,Terra Nova at
Half Moon Bay, 6:15 p.m.; Menlo School at Mercy-
SF, 6:30 p.m.
King’s Academy at Sacred Heart Prep, Priory at
Menlo School, Crystal Springs at Harker, 6:30 p.m.;
Woodside at Sequoia, Capuchino at Hillsdale,
Aragon at San Mateo, Burlingame vs. Mills at Ca-
puchino, Carlmont at Menlo-Atherton, Westmoor
at Jefferson, El Camino at South City,Terra Nova at
Half Moon Bay, 7:45 p.m.
Bellarmine at Serra, 7 p.m.
Serra at Valley Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame-Belmont at Valley Christian, 6 p.m.
St. Francis at Serra, 11 a.m.
BOSTONREDSOX—Agreed to terms with Jarrod
Saltalamacchia on a one-year contract.
HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF
Rick Ankiel and C Jason Jaramillo on minor league
NEWYORKYANKEES—Agreed to terms with RHP
Joba Chamberlain on a one-year contract.
OAKLANDATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with C
JohnJasoandOFSethSmithonone-year contracts.
TEXAS RANGERS —Agreed to terms with LHP
Matt Harrison on a five-year contract and RHP Nef-
tali Feliz ona one-year contract.
Hottovy outright to Buffalo (IL).
National League
ATLANTABRAVES—Named Randy Ready man-
ager of Gwinnett (IL); Dennis Lewallyn pitching
coach of Mississippi (SL); John Moses hitting coach
and Joe Toenjes trainer of Lynchburg (Carolina);
Bobby Moore hitting coach and Kyle Damschroder
trainer of Rome (SAL); Joe Luat trainer of Danville
Carlos Mendez hitting coach and Julie Hernandez
trainer of the Gulf Coast Braves.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS —Agreed to terms with
OF Carlos Gomez on a one-year contract.
NEWYORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP
Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract.
WENGEN, Switzerland — Ted Ligety considers
the next two weekends of classic World Cup races
key to his challenge for the overall title.
Third-place Ligety aims to move up on leader
Marcel Hirscher and Aksel Lund Svindal with seven
point-scoring events in 10 days at the signature
Alpine venues of Wengen, Switzerland, and
Kitzbuehel, Austria.
“This is a very important month as far as whether I
have a chance at the overall,” the American racer told
the Associated Press before Friday’s super-combined
event. “This is where a lot of the season momentum
is gained or lost.”
Still, the schedule counts against the giant slalom
standings leader, whose best event is off the World
Cup calendar until Feb. 24.
Slalom leader Hirscher and downhill leader
Svindal can race those events on both historic
Wengen and Kitzbuehel hills. Svindal also leads in
super-G, which is scheduled in Kitzbuehel.
Ligety acknowledges he needs “more meaningful”
results to bridge the gap of 179 points to defending
champion Hirscher and 53 to Svindal.
“I can’t just be scoring 500 to 600 points in GS and
200 points in super-G to have a chance,” said Ligety,
who can earn 100 with victory on Friday.
Ligety was the 2006 Olympic champion in com-
bined which tests racers’ skills in downhill and slalom
— and which Hirscher will skip here and in
“It’s super important in as far as those are races that
I can gain valuable points on Hirscher,” said Ligety,
though Svindal looms as the two-time world champi-
on in super-combined.
“I feel like I should have a really good chance there
because my speed is coming to the point where it’s far
better than most slalom skiers, and my slalom rates
with a lot of the best,” said Ligety, of Park City, Utah.
Yet slalom has been frustrating this season, even
while scoring a career-best four World Cup wins in
giant slalom. Ligety’s results have been consistent —
four finishes between ninth and 13th — but not at the
level he wants.
chases ‘best
By Christy Lemire
“The Last Stand” is the
Arnold Schwarzenegger
movie you didn’t even realize
you wanted to see.
This is the action superstar’s
first leading role in a decade,
having left acting to serve as
the governor of California and
whatnot, and while it may not
have occurred to you to miss
him during that time, it’s still
surprisingly good to see him
on the big screen again.
He is not exactly pushing
himself here. Korean director
Kim Jee-woon’s American
filmmaking debut turns out to
be an extremely
S c h w a r z e n e g g e r i s h
Schwarzenegger film, full of
big, violent set pieces and
broad comedy. He may look a
little creaky (and facially
freaky) these days, but Arnold
proves he’s still game for the
mayhem as he fires off rounds
and tosses off one-liners, and
the movie at least has the
decency to acknowledge that
it knows that you know that
he’s old.
The script also feels a bit old
— “The Last Stand” is essen-
tially an amped-up version of
“Rio Bravo,” with some
“Jackass”-style hijinks cour-
tesy of Johnny Knoxville him-
self. But Kim keeps things
moving briskly and the mem-
Action with ‘Jackass’-style hijinks
By Natalie Rotman
Schwarzenegger doesn’t think
there’s a parallel between film
and real-world gun violence.
The 65-year-old former gov-
ernor of California returns to
the big screen Friday as the
sheriff of an Arizona border
town tasked with stopping a
Mexican cartel boss from
returning to Mexico. It marks
his first leading role since
serving as The Governator for
six years.
“I personally feel that this is
entertainment,” said
Schwarzenegger. “The other
thing is a serious real life
tragedy. I think that we are
going to continue doing enter-
tainment. That is what we are
doing as our profession, but at
the same time, we all have a
‘Last Stand’ star Schwarzenegger talks gun control
See STAND, Page 18
See GUNS, Page 18
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Susan Cohn
ES SAFE AND SECURE. The deputies
of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s
Office assigned to the San Mateo County
Superior Court are an integral part of the
court system, working both directly with
the public as well as behind the scenes to
make sure that court business can take
place smoothly and safely. Sheriff’s
Office personnel carry out their complex
duties at five court facilities: the Hall of
Justice in Redwood City; the Southern
Traffic Court Annex in Redwood City;
the Youth Services Center in San Mateo;
the Central Courthouse in San Mateo;
and the Northern Courthouse in South
San Francisco.
POINTS. For the general public enter-
ing the courthouses, the first person they
see is probably a deputy sheriff. Deputy
sheriffs are assigned to the front
entrance security checkpoints at the five
facilities to prevent any threats to public
safety, to spot and defuse potentially
dangerous situations, and to keep
weapons from entering the building. By
inspecting briefcases, purses and, some-
times, the visitors themselves, these
highly visible deputies make it possible
for those having business at the courts to
carry out that business safely in what can
be highly emotional circumstances. The
deputies assigned to the security check-
points also may be called on to respond
to medical emergencies and incidents
that occur within the court facilities and
to deal with alarms regarding trouble or
problems at the various court clerks’
COURT SECURITY. Deputy sher-
iffs who provide security in the court-
rooms are commonly referred to as
bailiffs. A bailiff, who is often assigned
long term to a particular judge, has the
job of making sure that courtroom pro-
ceedings can flow smoothly and his or
her responsibilities are numerous. The
bailiff is the person you see and hear
calling the judge into the courtroom and
telling you to rise and sit. These deputies
keep a watchful eye on the people who
enter the courtroom, make sure that the
public is aware of and abides by the
court’s rules of conduct and, by control-
ling the courtroom, enable the judges to
whom they are assigned to carry out
their duties. Court bailiffs might also
guard juries and take custody of offend-
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s
Transportation Bureau handles the com-
plicated logistics of providing the secure
transportation of inmates to and from
court appointments for arraignments, tri-
als or sentencing. These prisoners may
be in custody at any of the various jail
facilities operated by San Mateo County,
and the arrangements are complex. In
the course of one morning, for example,
in connection with the courtrooms in
Redwood City, dozens of prisoners must
be moved in a timely manner through
the fourth floor walkway over the street
separating the Main Redwood City Jail
from the Redwood City Courthouse, into
fourth floor holding cells in the court-
house, down into various second floor
holding cells, and from there into court-
rooms, all in accord with tightly sched-
uled court calendars. Similar movements
must be arranged for prisoners making
appearances in the courts in South San
Francisco. In addition, the Sheriff’s
Office handles the transportation for
prisoners who are going to and from
medical appointments, and to and from
other county and state correctional facil-
Sheriff’s Civil Enforcement Bureau
works in conjunction with the civil
courts in San Mateo County and civil
courts throughout the state of California
in the execution and service of process
and other court orders. It is the goal of
the Civil Enforcement Bureau to serve
civil processes in a timely manner while
maintaining an impartial position
between all parties involved. Among the
documents served are restraining orders
related to domestic violence, elder
abuse, workplace violence, orders
involving civil harassment and evictions.
Sheriff took office in 1856 when San
Mateo County was incorporated from
parts of San Francisco and Santa Cruz
Counties. Today, the Sheriff’s Office has
more than 600 sworn and civilian per-
sonnel who provide various law enforce-
ment services to all cities in the county,
including contract police services for the
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
(Caltrain), the San Mateo County Transit
District (SamTrans), the cities of San
Carlos, Millbrae, the Eichler Highlands
and the towns of Woodside and Portola
Valley. The sheriff also provides inves-
tigative services to the San Francisco
International Airport. The current
Sheriff, Greg Munks, has served as the
19th sheriff of San Mateo County since
January 2007.
Susan E. Cohn is a member of the State Bar
of California. She may be contacted at
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Transportation Bureau, stands outside the courtroom of the Presiding Judge of
the San Mateo County Superior Court Criminal Division at the Redwood City
Al Pacino to
play Paterno
in new film
LOS ANGELES — Al Pacino will play
Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn
State football coach.
Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms
Brian De Palma will direct “Happy
Valley,” the tentative title of the film, based
on Joe Posnanski’s best-seller “Paterno.”
“’Happy Valley’ reunites the ‘Scarface’
and ‘Carlito’s Way’ team of De Palma
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think of a better duo to tell this story of a complex, intense-
ly righteous man who was brought down by his own tragic
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were given for the film. While Pressman said the plot
remains “under wraps,” Posnanski’s book followed
Paterno’s final years, as the winningest coach in college
football history saw his career end in disgrace in 2011 with
the sex abuse scandal involving assistant Jerry Sandusky.
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bers of the strong supporting cast don’t seem
to mind that they’re playing flimsy types.
Everyone’s just here for a mindless good
Schwarzenegger stars as Ray Owens, sher-
iff of the tiny Arizona border town of
Sommerton Junction, the kind of place where
everyone knows everyone and the locals sit
around the diner trading folksy jokes. That’s
why the sheriff is immediately suspicious of
some visitors sharing a booth over breakfast
one morning — they clearly don’t belong
there. Andrew Knauer’s script makes some
passing mention of Owens’ past career as a
highly decorated Los Angeles police nar-
cotics detective, which is intended to explain
why this mild-mannered guy with the thick
accent is such a bad-ass.
Turns out these new folks (led by Peter
Stormare) are there laying the groundwork
for Mexican drug kingpin Gabriel Cortez
(Eduardo Noriega), who’s just escaped feder-
al custody in Las Vegas in elaborate fashion.
He’s headed straight for the border at
Sommerton with a hostage in the passenger
seat in a stolen, souped-up Corvette that can
reach speeds of 250 mph. While FBI agent
John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) and his
crew try in vain to chase Cortez, the sheriff
and his makeshift posse set up a barricade.
And they wait.
His team consists of the innocent newbie
(Zach Gilford), the grumpy veteran (Luis
Guzman), the pretty and capable female
deputy (Jaimie Alexander), her screw-up ex-
boyfriend who happens to be in the town’s
lone jail cell (Rodrigo Santoro) and the
wacko with an arsenal who gives his weapons
pet names. That would be Knoxville.
The shootouts and showdowns are muscu-
lar, high-energy and consist of an insane
amount of gunfire, although there are some
bursts of squirm-inducing, creative carnage.
Much of the hand-to-hand combat is shot and
edited in a way to obscure what
Schwarzenegger is actually doing while cre-
ating the illusion that he’s kicking all kinds of
butt. Far more effective is a clever, intimate
car chase through a cornfield that’s alternate-
ly thrilling and quietly suspenseful.
That this scrappy band of underdogs can
take out the more technologically advanced
villain and his crew should come as no sur-
prise. It’s as predictable as Arnold saying he’ll
be back, and making good on that promise.
Continued from page 16
children create sandwiches that are then
bagged. Some of the kids put little notes inside
the bag.
Eleven-year-old Rosa explained she likes to
write: “Made it with peanut butter, jelly and
The children stay after class every Monday
since October making sandwiches that, later
that same evening, will be distributed to local
homeless people who take part in Street Life
Ministries in Redwood City. The ministry offers
service four nights a week at the Redwood City
and Menlo Park train stations. Each evening
starts with service at 7:30 p.m and food is
served starting around 8 p.m.
There’s no requirement to participate in the
religious aspect to get food, said Executive
Director David Shearin. By taking the program
to those who are homeless, it’s an opportunity
to meet with people and get to know what they
“It’s about building a sense of community.
Helping people on the streets and helping them
turn their lives around,” he said, adding another
element is having the greater community share
in that work.
Shearin doesn’t claim to have all the answers,
but he can reach out for help if he knows what’s
needed. And that’s the goal when meeting peo-
The idea started 11 years ago when a local
pastor and a group of interns encountered
homeless people living by the Menlo Park train
station. Food was purchased and shared while
they talked. It became a weekly activity through
the summer internship. Realizing the excite-
ment and growing relationship, it was decided
that this could be a bigger weekly event.
Shearin was introduced to the organization four
to five years later. He was encouraged to drop
by after attending an AA meeting.
“I went down there thinking I would fix
everybody,” he said, but soon realized he had
lots to learn.
Shearin took over the ministries when the
founder welcomed his first child. In recent
years, the organization has grown to offering
dinner and service four nights a week, gained
nonprofit status and has seen a growth in sup-
port from other local congregations — both in
terms of money and volunteers. Now the chal-
lenge is meeting the needs of those they meet
like sleeping bags, fresh socks and dental care.
A recent revamping of the website is a step
toward helping the public stay involved, said
Duncan McNamara, who handles public rela-
tions for Street Life. For example, the group is
making an effort to include daily statistics about
how many people served, the number of sleep-
ing bags handed out and what’s needed for the
next evening.
The group sees an attendance of 30 to 40 on
colder evenings and up to 120 on summer
nights, said Shearin. Families donate time, food
and food preparation skills to make it happen.
Shearin tells volunteers to only make food they
would serve their family. He wants nothing less.
Money, of course, is always in need. The
team can leverage it to buy more food — like
basics for the Roosevelt kids to use when mak-
ing sandwiches — and sleeping bags at cost.
Volunteers are needed for serving the occasion-
al dinner but also for ongoing jobs like sorting
through clothing donations each week or driv-
ing to pick up and drop off the prepared food,
said Shearin. He’s often looking for partner-
ships. The local Chipotle, for example, donates
more than 100 pounds of meat each week to
support the dinners.
Offering services like health or dental check-
ups can result in someone having the confi-
dence to take the next steps to make a change,
said Shearin.
Overall, the goal is that the community helps
those within it. The beauty of the goal is that
anyone can help — even kids.
Coyle introduced the idea of making sand-
wiches on Mondays earlier this school year. Her
hope was for students to get a better under-
standing of the world around them. Parents had
to sign permission slips for her to keep students
after school for the 20 to 30 minutes it takes to
get the sandwiches made but students seem to
be enjoying the opportunity to get involved.
On a recent Monday, 11-year-old Ryan and
12-year-old Robert debated how much jelly a
sandwich should have so it could really be
good. Sebastian, 12, said he likes knowing that
he’s helping someone get dinner. His opinion
was shared by most the students. Perla, 12,
explained she had family members who were
previously homeless. She didn’t want to see
others struggle that way.
For more information visit www.streetlifemi-
nistries.org. Those interested in volunteering
should contact David Shearin at
david@streetlifeministries.org. Service of food,
prayer and friendship is held 7:30 p.m. Monday
and Wednesday at the Redwood City train sta-
tion, 1270 Marshall St., and Tuesday and
Thursday at the Menlo Park Train Station, 1120
Merrill St.
Continued from page 1
responsibility, I think, to improve the situation
that we are in.”
Schwarzenegger noted it’s important not to
stigmatize mental illnesses. He also cited par-
enting, education, security and gun laws as con-
tributing factors to the issue of gun violence.
“We as a society have the responsibility to
look at this and leave no stone unturned,” he
Despite returning to moviemaking with “The
Last Stand” and last year’s “The Expendables
2,” Schwarzenegger still wants to keep a toe in
the political pool. He launched a think tank last
year at the University of Southern California,
the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and
Global Policy. He hopes to work on reforming
immigration, energy and environmental poli-
“Those things needs to be addressed — and
even the budget deficit,” said Schwarzenegger.
“How do you stop spending $1.3 trillion more
than we are taking in? What do we do about it?
All of those things I think were a failure, so our
institute will address all those issues and study
it. I will be involved with that, but I am not sit-
ting in Sacramento. I am, in the meantime, sit-
ting in Hollywood and continuing in the movie
Schwarzenegger said his smaller part in
“Expendables 2” prepared him for his starring
role in “Last Stand,” which also features Johnny
Knoxville. He’ll next be seen alongside
Sylvester Stallone in “The Tomb” set for release
later this year.
“I feel I have a bigger range, acting-wise,”
said Schwarzenegger. “It could be because of
the age. It could be because of my experience
that I have had now as governor.”
Continued from page 16
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Christy Lemire
LOS ANGELES — Jodie Foster had
everyone talking when she took the
unusual step of revealing she’s a lesbian
on the Golden Globes stage Sunday
night. This hadn’t exactly been a secret,
given that she has two sons with her for-
mer partner. But the two-time Oscar
winner has been notoriously protective
of her privacy, which made the rambling
and emotional speech such a riveting
But this is also a good opportunity to
talk about what made Foster famous in
the first place: the strong screen persona
and versatile talent she’s displayed over
her 47 years as an actress. Here’s a look
at five of her best performances:
“The Silence
of the Lambs” (1991):
The word “iconic” gets tossed around
a lot without much thought, but it’s truly
applicable here in describing the work of
Foster and co-star Anthony Hopkins.
Foster won the second of her two best-
actress Oscars (the first was for 1988’s
“The Accused”) as young FBI agent
Clarice Starling, who’s sent to pick the
brain of the fiendish and fearsome
Hannibal Lecter. She’s brilliant and
resourceful, the scrappy, self-made
underdog who dares to go toe to toe with
a psychopath. A controlled and master-
ful performance in one of the most
deeply disturbing movies ever.
“Taxi Driver” (1976):
It’s frightening when you think about
not only how good Foster was at such a
young age but also how young her child-
prostitute character of Iris was, as well.
Her work in one of Martin Scorsese’s
greatest films presents a fascinating
dichotomy. She has to project a world-
wariness and a cynicism beyond her
years but also a youthful vitality, a fresh-
ness and the hint of promise. She’s only
12 years old but she absolutely holds her
own opposite Robert De Niro and earned
an Academy Award nomination for best
supporting actress.
“Freaky Friday” (1976):
In a great demonstration of Foster’s
range, she played an extremely different
kind of kid later the same year. She’s
actually playing an adult, too, since this
classic Disney comedy hinges on the
idea that her character, Annabel, switch-
es bodies with her mother (Barbara
Harris), giving each a brief taste of how
tough the other’s life is. This is probably
my earliest memory of Foster — she’s
hilarious and charming with her tomboy-
ish toughness and quick wit, and she has
the sort of cool and confidence we all
wish we could have had at that age.
“Inside Man” (2006):
Foster plays a supporting part in Spike
Lee’s slick bank heist thriller, but it’s
such an intriguing departure for her that
I had to pick it. She plays Madeline
White, who has the vague occupation of
functioning as a fixer for the wealthy and
powerful. Here she’s working for the
bank’s founder (Christopher Plummer),
who sends her to retrieve something
damaging from a safe deposit box. It’s
actually a quasi-villainous role: a well-
connected, well-spoken social climber
who’s all business beneath her cool,
blond exterior, and it was juicy fun to
watch her reveal yet another facet of her
“A Very Long
Engagement” (2004):
Who knew Foster was fluent in
French? Seeing her turn up here, speak-
ing flawlessly in a foreign language, was
a huge surprise and a thrill. Her role is so
small as a soldier’s wife in director Jean-
Pierre Jeunet’s lavish and lively World
War I romance that you long to see more
of her. Actually, you don’t even realize
it’s Foster at first; she’s in the distance
when we see her at a crowded market-
place, and she has a scarf pulled over her
head. But eventually she starts speaking
in that instantly recognizable, husky
voice. Talk about a real revelation.
Five of Jodie Foster’s
greatest performances
Actress Jodie Foster speaks as she accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award, on stage on
at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
Is Subway footlong
sub really 11 inches?
By Mae Anderson
NEW YORK — What’s in an inch? Apparently, enough
missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.
Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain with 38,000
locations, is facing widespread criticism after a man who
appears to be from Australia posted a photo on the company’s
Facebook page of one of its footlong sandwiches next to a tape
measure that shows the sub is just 11 inches.
More than 100,000 people have “liked” or commented on
the photo, which had the caption “Subway pls respond.”
Lookalike pictures popped up elsewhere on Facebook. And
The New York Post conducted its own investigation that found
that four out of seven footlong sandwiches that it measured
were shy of the 12 inches that makes a foot.
The original photo was no longer visible by Thursday after-
noon on Subway’s Facebook page, which has 19.8 million
fans. A spokesman for Subway, which is based in Milford,
Conn., said Subway did not remove it.
Subway also said that the length of its sandwiches may vary
slightly when its bread, which is baked at each Subway loca-
tion, is not made to the chain’s exact specifications.
“We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort
to ensure our offerings are always consistent no matter which
Subway restaurant you visit,” read an emailed statement.
The Subway photo — and the backlash — illustrates a chal-
lenge companies face with the growth of social media sites
like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Before, someone in a far
flung local in Australia would not be able to cause such a stir.
But the power of social media means that negative posts about
a company can spread from around the world in seconds.
“People look for the gap between what companies say and
what they give, and when they find the gap — be it a mile or
an inch — they can now raise a flag and say, ‘Hey look at this,’
I caught you,” said Allen Adamson, managing director of
branding firm Landor Associates in New York.
Subway has always offered footlong sandwiches since it
opened in 1965. A customer can order any sandwich as a foot-
long. The chain introduced a $5 footlong promotion in 2008 as
the U.S. fell into the recession, and has continued offering the
popular option throughout the recovery.
An attempt to contact someone with the same name and
country as the person who posted the photo of the footlong
sandwich on Subway’s Facebook page was not returned on
But comments by other Facebook users about the photo ran
the gamut from outrage to indifference to amusement.
An Australian posted a photo on the Subway’s Facebook
page of one of its footlong sandwiches next to a tape measure
that shows the sub is just 11 inches.
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Free Tax Preparation. Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan.
14 to April 5. 9 a.m. to noon and 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. Samaritan House, 4031
Pacific Blvd., San Mateo. To make an
appointment or for more
information call 523-0804.
Mavericks: Everest of the Seas.
Noon to 5 p.m. Coastal Arts League
Museum, 300 Main St., Half Moon
Bay. Continues through Feb. 24 with
reception on Jan. 26. Museum opens
Thursday through Monday during
same hours. For more information
call 726-6335.
27th Annual Labor Heritage
Festival. 6 p.m. IAM Local 1781 Hall,
1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame. Jan. 18
to Jan. 20. $75 for the full weekend,
$15 Friday night, $35 Saturday only,
$60 Saturday-Sunday, $10 single
workshop, $15-30 sliding scale for the
concert. No one turned away for lack
of funds. For more information go to
Tango! with Quartet San Francisco
and pre-concert lecture. 7 p.m. Fox
Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood
City. Quartet San Francisco, tango
dancers Sandor and Parissa and the
symphony will all perform at 8 p.m.
following the lecture. $40 for general
admission, $35 for seniors and $20
for youth/students. For more
information and for tickets go to
Teen Open Mic Night. 7 p.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de
las Pulgas, Belmont. It’s the start of
the Open Mic Nights for 2013! You’ve
got up six minutes. to show us what
you’ve got. All acts welcome!
Refreshments will be provided. For
ages 12 and up. Free. For more
information email conrad@smcl.org.
Filoli’s New Volunteer
Recruitment. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Filoli’s Visitor and Education Center,
86 Cañada Road, Woodside.
Attendees will have the opportunity
to learn about the many ways to
volunteer at Filoli in areas such as
House and Garden Self-Guided
Docents, Member Services, Visitor
Services, Public Relations and more.
There will be coffee and tea.
Reservations are required by 4 p.m.
on Jan. 11. Free. For more
information and to register contact
Ragazzi Boys Chorus Hosts
Singfest. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 20 N. San
Mateo Drive, Suite 9, San Mateo. Free.
Boys between ages 7 and 10 are
invited to participate in a day of
singing games and activities. At 12:45
p.m. parents are invited to enjoy a
short performance by the boys. For
more information and to register go
to www.ragazzi.org.
EBook Drop-In Session. 10:30 a.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las
Pulgas, Belmont. Drop in to this
relaxed session with your mobile
device and any questions you have
about downloading library materials.
Free. For more information email
Rose Pruning Demonstration. 10:30
a.m. San Mateo Garden Center, 605
Parkside Way, San Mateo. Learn how
to prune for bigger, healthier roses.
Free. For more information call 342-
Hillsdale Shopping Center
Education Expo. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hillsdale Shopping Center, 60 31st
Ave., San Mateo. Representatives from
several local public and private
preschools, elementary and high
schools who will be available to
answer questions and provide
detailed information on school
curriculum, admission dates,
requirements and more to parents.
Free. For more information contact
Folger Stable Community Day
Open House. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Folger
Stable, Wunderlich County Park, 4040
Woodside Road,Woodside. Free stable
tours and refreshments, $5 pony rides
and $20 trail rides. For more
information call 529-1028.
Very First Concert: The Art of
Listening. 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Congregational Church of San Mateo’s
Youth Room, 105 N. Ellsworth Ave. San
Mateo. These 20-minute ‘mini
concerts,’ designed to prime the ears
of the youngest listeners, feature a
simple musical concept, short
selections of classical repertoire,
tumbling mats as an alternative to
chairs, hands-on musical activities,
and lively back-and-forth dialogue
between the performers and the
audience. Free. For more information
2009 Lonehawk Release and
Winery Open Day. Noon to 4 p.m. La
Honda Winery, 2645 Fair Oaks Ave.,
Redwood City. $10 for five local wines
with snacks. Free for Wine Club
Members. For more information call
366-4104 or go to
Laurie Johnson Oil Portrait
Demonstration. 1 p.m. Society of
Western Artists Headquarters Gallery,
2625 Broadway, Redwood City. Free.
For more information call 737-6084.
Bay Area Educational Theater
Company Audition Workshop. 1
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunnybrae
Elementary School, 1031 S. Delaware
St., San Mateo. Free. Tips will be
offered to young actors on how to nail
the audition for the production of
‘Peter Pan.’ There will be scene
readings, character development
guidance from expert artistic staff and
exclusive worksheets. The auditions
will be held on Jan. 26 and 27, with
callbacks on Jan. 28. For more
information go to
‘Somewhere.’ 2 p.m. Mountain View
Center for the Performing Arts, 500
Castro St., Mountain View. Come
enjoy a compelling tale of a 1960s
Puerto Rican family dreaming and
dancing its way toward show
business. Tickets start at $23
(students) and go to $73.
Performance runs until Feb. 10. For
more information call 463-1960.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Unitarian Universalists
of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave.,
San Mateo. A celebration reception
to honor the legacy of Martin Luther
King Jr. and build on the dream. Free.
For more information call 342-5964.
Eric Van James Duo. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Broadway Grill, 1400 Broadway,
Burlingame. Come enjoy jazz, blue
and adult contemporary music. For
more information call 343-9333.
Third Sunday Book Sale. 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St.,
San Carlos. Free. Friends of the San
Carlos Library invite you to search
their collection of gently used books,
CDs and DVDs. An extensive variety
of items to choose from and a
monthly special will be offered. For
more information go to
Trio Solisti. 7 p.m. Kohl Mansion,
2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame. The
trio will perform Beethoven’s 14
Variations, Op. 44, Chausson’s Trio in G
minor, Op. 3, and Mussirgsjy’s ‘Pictures
at an Exhibition.’ Meet the musicians
at a complimentary buffet reception
after the concert. Tickets $45 ($42 for
seniors, $15 for under 30) and can be
purchased beforehand or at the door
as of 5:45 p.m. For more information
call 762-1130.
Free Tax Preparation. Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan. 14
to April 5. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. Samaritan House, 4031 Pacific
Blvd., San Mateo. To make an
appointment or for more information
call 523-0804.
Saint Vincent’s Wine Flight Week.
5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. LB Steak Menlo
Park, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Join LB Steak celebrate the patron
saint of wine, Saint Vincent, as they
showcase special wine flights during
dinner service. For more information
call 321-8980.
Dance Connection with live music
by DJ Colin Dickie. Free dance
lessons, 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; open dance,
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Burlingame Woman’s
Club, 241 Park Road, Burlingame.
Admission $8 members, $10 guests.
Free entry for male dance hosts. Light
refreshments, mixers and raffles. For
more information call 342-2221.
Tuesday Tea: Ireland — A Quick
Look at the Emerald Isle. 1:30 p.m.
to 2:30 p.m. Little House/Peninsula
Volunteers, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo
Park. Gale Fullerton, an active Little
House member for more than 15
years, will share his photographs
taken on a trip to the British Isles. Free
for members and $3 for non-
members. For more information call
326-2025 or go to www.penvol.org.
One Direction Trivia Challenge. 3:30
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. Calling 1D
fans! A trivia challenge centered on
the five fab, One Direction! In teams
of two, answer questions about the
band and win a prize. For ages 12 to
19. For more information email
Dynamic Living Lecture Series. 6
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Little
House/Peninsula Volunteers, 800
Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Dr. Moira
Fordyce, a geriatrician and adjunct
clinical professor of medicine at
Stanford University, will speak about
‘Living Long Challenges and
Solutions’ at the inaugural lecture.This
lecture series will bring together
leading experts from the Bay Area
who will offer the community their
latest research on multiple areas. $5
for members and $9 for non-
members. For more information go to
New Films from New Kazakhstan:
Kunya. 7 p.m. Building 370, Stanford
University, Stanford. Free. For more
information call 725-2563.
For more events visit
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ately provide how much money is avail-
able but organizers say the funds are lim-
ited and reserve the right to limit how
much money any one person receives
despite how many guns are surrendered.
Munks doesn’t frankly expect those
with weapons illegally or obtained for
criminal activity to turn in guns but said
the buyback will still make a dent in the
number of weapons out in the public.
“People end up with stuff they don’t
know what to do with. Maybe their grand-
father was a gun collector or they go to
clean out a relative’s house and find
weapons in the house or garage,” Munks
said. “These are guns that can be stolen in
a burglary or kids can come in contact
Other Bay Area cities have seen strong
attendance at recent gun buybacks and
Munks is hopeful the San Mateo County
event will prove a similar draw.
The county last held a buyback 10 to 12
years ago at Coyote Point in conjunction
with the San Francisco Giants, Munks
Instead of cash, though, guns were trad-
ed for tickets.
Like with that event, Munks said this
upcoming buyback will be relatively sim-
ple — show up, turn over the weapon and
collect the cash. No names or proof of
ownership is necessary.
He doesn’t anticipate weapons like
rocket launchers making an appearance as
they did at a Southern California buyback
but range master staff and bomb techni-
cians will be on hand.
“You never can know what will show
up. We’re not looking for bombs to come
in but people might bring in something
unstable,” he said.
The Sheriff’s Office will also accept
ammunition and accessories although it
will not pay for them.
Once a weapon is surrendered, authori-
ties will process them to see if they are
stolen or involved in any crimes before
being destroyed.
In a message circulated around the
county to publicize the event, Tissier said
removing even one gun from potential
criminal use would make the event suc-
“One gun incident is one too many,” she
The Department of Justice lists 1,767
people in San Mateo County registered as
legal owners of assault weapons with
4,053 such firearms registered in the
county, Munks said.
Although California has an assault
weapons ban, these are individuals and
firearms grandfathered in.
Munks said it is difficult to estimate
how many firearms total are floating
around the county but said the figure is
“way more” than those legally registered.
Munks and other county, health and
school officials aren’t stopping with the
buyback in an effort to curb overall vio-
lence and prevent future school incidents.
They are currently organizing a summit
likely in early April during which they can
brainstorm local solutions. Nothing is off
the table, from armed security to more
school resource officers, preparing stan-
dardized response plans and finding ways
to identify potentially dangerous individu-
als before something happens, Munks
Israel, for example, has very strict
school security and has made big strides
against terrorist attacks at schools, he said.
Challenges to potential changes and
evaluation include retrofitting rather than
building new schools, medical privacy
laws and worries about civil rights, he
A member of the Office of Emergency
Services is working full time on organiz-
ing the summit.
“The tragedy in Connecticut and our
own local violence issues, it’s prompted
us all to take a look at this issue,” Munks
Continued from page 1
the violations would reoccur and the
process would start over again,”
Burlingame City Attorney Gus Guinan
wrote the Daily Journal in an email.
Chris Eldredge, who lives at the home,
told the Daily Journal yesterday that much
of the violations are due to “family
“I understand it’s annoying to neighbors
and we will take care of it,” said Eldredge,
a 32-year-old student who lives in the
home alone. Eldredge’s family, who most-
ly live in Lake County north of Santa
Rosa, are the owners of the home.
“It will be cleaned up in the next couple
of weeks,” Eldredge said.
The most recent violation originated in
2011 and involved an inoperative vehicle,
Guinan wrote in the email.
“The Planning Division inspected the
site, confirmed the violation and sent sev-
eral letters for correction. When the owner
failed to correct, the matter was referred to
code enforcement division of the City
Attorney’s Office in August of 2011.
Unfortunately, this referral was not acted
upon at that time,” Guinan wrote in the
On Tuesday, the code enforcement offi-
cer drove by the location and confirmed
continuing violations, Guinan wrote.
“Consistent with past practice, the code
enforcement officer will be contacting the
owner by the end of this week, identifying
the code violations and directing the
owner to remediate the violations within
two weeks. Failure of the owner to correct
the violations will result in this office ini-
tiating abatement proceedings before the
City Council pursuant to provisions of the
Burlingame Municipal Code,” Guinan
wrote in the email.
Burlingame has only one part-time code
enforcement officer and investigates and
resolves about 150 verified complaints a
In 2012, the code enforcement division
received more than 200 complaints.
“With the limited resources, the city
attempts to respond and correct every vio-
lation,” Guinan wrote in the email.
Recently, residents complained to the
city about another home in the Lyon Hoag
neighborhood on Channing Road that has
sat vacant and in disrepair for years.
That home too has a long history of
code enforcement violations dating back
about seven years that neighbors say is
bringing blight and driving down property
values in the area.
Some residents speculate the homeown-
ers are sitting on their dilapidated proper-
ties for as long as possible to sell them at
the height of the market since real estate in
Burlingame is highly desirable.
The 28 Bloomfield Road property was
built in 1915, has two bedrooms and sits
on a 7,850-square-foot lot.
Continued from page 1
The meetings were going nowhere,
said Mayor Pro Tem Karyl Matsumoto,
before the council agreed to stop fur-
ther conversations.
A recent review of completed home
safety inspections showed the Fire
Department completed 454 inspections
in a 14-month period. During those
inspections, 15 percent, or 68 homes,
had a safety violation. Unpermitted
construction — such as illegal bed-
rooms and/or garage conversions —
was the most common violation fol-
lowed by improperly installed water
heaters and window bar violations.
About 5 percent of the homes received
a citation which, in total, created less
than $5,000 in fines, White wrote.
The San Mateo County Association
of Realtors, on the other hand,
described the proposal as creating war-
rantless inspections that can result in
tens of thousands of dollars in fines for
homeowners. Steve Blanton, executive
officer of the San Mateo County
Association of Realtors, was pleased
with the council’s decision to drop the
“By their action, the City Council
reaffirmed to South San Francisco resi-
dents that home ownership matters,”
Blanton said in a prepared statement.
“We are extremely grateful to the South
San Francisco City Council for listen-
ing to their constituents and the busi-
ness community.”
Continued from page 1
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Ylin, 1534 Plaza Ln., Ste. 321, BUR-
LINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Nily, LLC,
CA. The business is conducted by a Lim-
ited Liability Company. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on
/s/ Nelson Wong /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/28/12, 01/04/13, 01/11/13, 01/18/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Realty World - Success Plans, INC
851 Burlway Rd., Ste. 503, BURLIN-
GAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Success Plans,
INC, CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Pam Yee-Tung /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/28/12, 01/04/13, 01/11/13, 01/18/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Mehraaz Design, 2428 Coronet Blvd.,
BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Arishia Za-
meni and Karim Nassiri Toussi, same ad-
dress . The business is conducted by
Husband and Wife. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Arishia Zameni /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/28/12, 01/04/13, 01/11/13, 01/18/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Saka Limousine, 704 Prospect Row,
#2, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Sinan
Saka, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Sinan Saka /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/02/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/04/12, 01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/25/13).
The following person is doing business
as: R.L. Cooper Construction, 506 Cu-
pertino Way, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Robert L. Cooper, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Robert L. Cooper /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/03/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/04/12, 01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/25/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Helpway, 823 Shepard Way, RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94062 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Agueda Al-
varado, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Agueda Alvarado /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/28/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/04/12, 01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/25/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Simple Sell Homes, 589 California
Way, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94062 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Eric Berlin, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Eric Berlin /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/04/12, 01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/25/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: My Girl Friday Now, 535 S.
Norfolk St., #1, SAN MATEO, CA 94401
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Robin A. Pollock, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on .
/s/ Robin Pollock /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/12/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/22/13, 02/01/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: 1) Sleep Management Serv-
ices, 2) Comfort Sleep Testing, 751 Lau-
rel St., #103, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Donald Bale 1626 Albemanrle
Way, Burlingame, CA 94010, and
James Neal Lancaster, 1912 Maybelle
Dr. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. The busi-
ness is conducted by a General Partner-
ship. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Donald Bale /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/12/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/22/13, 02/01/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Peninsula Italian American Social
Club of San Mateo, 100 N. B st., SAN
MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Peninsula Italian
American Social, CA. The business is
conducted by a corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 02/19/2003.
/s/ Lawrence Ratti /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/20/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/22/13, 02/01/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Peninsula Cleaning, 1339 Modoc
Ave., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Jose J. Camacho, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Jose J. Camacho /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/10/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/22/13, 02/01/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Giusto’s Specialty Foods, LLC, 344
Littlefield Ave., SOUTH SAN FRANCIS-
CO, CA 94080 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Western Grain, LLC,
CA. The business is conducted by a Lim-
ited Liability Company. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 09/18/2007.
/s/ Ann Moore /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/12/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/11/13, 01/18/13, 01/22/13, 02/01/13).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Two Fle’s, 2) Fair Warning, 137
Elm St., SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Curtis Dunn Fleharty, same address The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Curtis Dunn Fleharty /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/16/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/18/13, 01/25/13, 02/01/13, 02/08/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Trinitas Caritas, 1000 Atkinson Ln.,
MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Socrates
In San Francisco, CA. The business is
conducted by a Corporation. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 12/15/2012.
/s/ Curtis Dunn Fleharty /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/18/13, 01/25/13, 02/01/13, 02/08/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Tri-Star Financial Services, 231 El
Bonito Way, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Zernial Alliance Corporation, CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 01/01/2013.
/s/ Gus Zernial /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/04/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/18/13, 01/25/13, 02/01/13, 02/08/13).
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203 Public Notices
STATEMENT # 237366
The following person has abandoned the
use of the fictitious business name: La
Diva, 12 N. San Mateo Dr., SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94401. The fictitious business
name referred to above was filed in
County on 02/09/2010. The business
was conducted by: Ellsworth Manage-
ment Corp, LLC, CA.
/s/ Susan Dahi /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 12/27/2012. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/11/13,
01/18/13, 01/25/13, 02/01/13).
210 Lost & Found
FOUND CHIHUAHUA mix Terrier tan
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1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
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ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
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 SOLD!
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
298 Collectibles
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
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
KR SKATES arm and knee pads, in box,
$15 (650)515-2605
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertable
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
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 STOVE, Brown brand, 30",
perfect condition, $75, (650)834-6075
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,
chair $50 firm, SSF (650)583-8069
chairs, $20 each or both for $35 nice set.
SSF (650)583-8069
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
303 Electronics
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, SOLD!
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
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BASE CABINET - TV, mahogany,
double doors; 24"D, 24"H x 36"W, on
wheels. $30. Call (650)342-7933
BLACK LEATHER love seat $50.,
BLUE & WHITE SOFA - $300; Loveseat
$250., good condition, (650)508-0156
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
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,
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
304 Furniture
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.,
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 SOLD!
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
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
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
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 SOLD!
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
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
308 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman-brand, 10”,
4 long x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
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
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
11 4" recessed light kits (will e-mail pho-
to) $80 (650)365-6283
14 PLAYBOY magazines all for $80
1941 SAN Francisco News Dec. 22 to 31
Huge fifty pound black bounded book
$80 SOLD!
$5. each obo, World & US History and
American Novel Classic, must see to ap-
preciate, (650)345-5502
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
40 ADULT VHS Tapes - $100.,
6 BASKETS assorted sizes and different
shapes very good condition $13 for all
with metal frame, 42” X 18” X 6”, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
with 700 lights used twice $99 firm,
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
ADULT VIDEOS variety 8 for $50
PH Balance water, with anti-oxident
properties, good for home or office, 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, SOLD!
new, $20., (415)410-5937
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Socks for Clinton,
4 Mums’ relatives,
in a way
9 Weber State
University city
14 Trouble
15 Petrol purchase
16 __ Laredo,
17 Bolshevik film
festival fodder?
19 Key of the
20 Grant
21 With 51-Across,
Puerto Rico
pecan and Cuban
coconut custard?
23 Ode preposition
25 Musician’s deg.
26 Auden’s
33 Dawn deity
34 Last words
35 “__ Peach”:
Allman Brothers
38 Subdued
40 Montréal moniker
41 Jewel box item
42 Gym ball
43 Attic window
45 Doctor of music?
46 Side dish made
with russets and
49 Sigma follower
50 Hosp. readout
51 See 21-Across
57 “The Kiss”
61 Lot of baloney
62 Legendary
responsible for
what’s missing
from 17-, 21-, 26-
and 46-Across
64 It’s often stored
65 City on the
66 Have a life
67 “Naturalis
Historia” author
68 Parlement
français division
69 “Bury My Heart at
Wounded Knee”
author Brown
1 Cut down
2 Adam’s apple
3 Lincoln in-law
4 Looked askance
5 Actress Tyler
6 Left __: rewarded
7 Cologne crowd?
8 Zaire’s Mobutu __
9 Unrepeated
event, in Essex
10 Roared
11 Upper-bod
12 Cole Porter’s
“Well, Did You
13 A or E, but not I,
O or U
18 Instrument heard
on Simon &
22 EPA concern
24 45-Across genre
26 Sub
27 Happy __
28 Legally prohibit
29 Côte-d’Or crop
30 Ecuadoran
province named
for its gold
31 Its capital is
32 Gauge opening?
36 Bagels,
37 Closing word
39 Cyberface
41 Nutty
43 Smear
44 Denver-to-Wichita
47 Q neighbor
48 Citrus hybrid
51 Soviet letters
52 Kazakhstan
border sea
53 Pasta __: food
54 Long poem
55 Yorkshire river
56 Gas on
58 Tech debut of
59 Just
60 Genealogy chart
63 Trial evidence, at
By David Poole
(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
BOOK “NATIONAL Geographic” Nation-
al Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858
CAMEL BACK antique trunk, wooden
liner $100 (650)580-3316
CARRY ON suitcase, wheels, many
compartments, exel,Only $20,
sealed box, interior/exterior/chrome solu-
tions, cloths, chamois, great gift, $20.,
COMFORTER - King size, like new, $30
DISPLAY CART (new) great for patios &
kitchens wood and metal $30
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
310 Misc. For Sale
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
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!
MODERN ART Pictures: 36"X26", $90
for all obo Call (650)345-5502
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 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
PRINCESS CRYSTAL galsswear set
$50 (650)342-8436
PRINCESS PLANT 6' tall in bloom pot-
ted $15 (415)346-6038
STATION - Complete with mirrors, draw-
ers, and styling chair, $99. obo,
310 Misc. For Sale
PUNCH BOWL SET- 10 cup plus one
extra nice white color Motif, $25.,
ROLLER SKATES - Barely used, mens
size 13, boots attached to 8 wheels,
$100. obo, (650)223-7187
SET OF Blue stemwear glasses $25
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes), factory sealed, $10.
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SNOW CHAINS never used fits multiple
tire sizes $25 SOLD!
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
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
WAHL HAIR trimmer cutting shears
(heavy duty) $25 (650)871-7200
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
310 Misc. For Sale
WANTED: USED. Tall, garage-type
storage cabinet with locking option,
WEATHER STATION, temp., barometer
and humidity, only $10 (650)595-3933
WICKER DOG Bed excellent condition
34" long 26"wide and 10" deep $25
311 Musical Instruments
2 ORGANS, antique tramp, $100 each.
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
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
UKULELE: MAKALA Soprano $60,
Like new, Aquila strings (low G) gig bag,
Great tone. (650)342-5004
YAMAHA KEYBOARD with stand $75,
312 Pets & Animals
CANARY FOR SALE, $35 Female, $45
Male (650)345-2507
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. SOLD!
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
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 DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
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
LADIES WINTER coat 3/4 length, rust
color, with fur collar, $30 obo
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
316 Clothes
SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand
New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers),
black, $18. (510) 527-6602
TUXEDOS, FORMAL, 3, Black, White,
Maroon Silk brocade, Like new. Size 36,
$100 All OBO (650)344-8549
317 Building Materials
with 50" and 71" height, still in box, $50
obo (650)345-5502
(2) 50 lb. bags Ultra Flex/RS, new, rapid
setting tile mortar with polymer, $30.
each, (808)271-3183
DRAIN PIPE - flexible, 3” & 4”, approx.
20’ of 3”, 40 ft. of 4”, $25.all, (650)851-
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $40., (650)368-3037
4 TENNIS RACKETS- and 2 racketball
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 BIKE $20 (650)593-0893
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
TENNIS RACKETS $20 (650)796-2326
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
cargo box. Excellent condition. $200
319 Firewood
FIREWOOD ALL KINDS- from 4” by 4”
inches to 1” by 8”. All 12” to 24” in length.
Over 1 cord. $75, (650)368-0748.
322 Garage Sales
Etheldore St &
Cypress St,
Moss Beach
Starting at 9am
Everything from collectibles,
sports cards, comic books,
toys, computer parts, com-
puters, dishes, luggage,
furntiure, artwork, kitchen
goods, and kids clothing,
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
25 Friday • Jan. 18, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
379 Open Houses
PACIFICA $1,198,000 5 Connemara
Dr. Sun 2-4 3,300 sq. ft. custom de-
signed home 5Bd/3Ba, fireplace,
gourmet chefs kitchen, great room,
master suite, views. CB Dena Wil-
liams (415)407-4381
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
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
470 Rooms
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
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Automotive Section.
Every Friday
Look for it in today’s paper to find
information on new cars,
used cars, services, and anything
else having to do
with vehicles.
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
620 Automobiles
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
GMC '99 DENALI Low miles. This is
loaded with clean leather interior, nice
stereo too. Just turned 100k miles, new
exh01954613aust and tires. Well taken
care of. No low ballers or trades please.
Pink in hand and ready to go to next
(650)759-3222 $8500 Price is firm.
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
DODGE ‘06 DAKOTA SLT model, Quad
Cab, V-8, 63K miles, Excellent Condtion.
$8500, OBO, Daly City. (650)755-5018
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
Complete Auto Repair
foreign & domestic
1129 California Dr.
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
Original equipment. Excellent cond. Cop-
per fins. $60. San Bruno, (415)999-4947
1974 OWNERS MANUAL - Mercedes
280, 230 - like new condition, $20., San
Bruno, (650)588-1946
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
CHEVY ASTRO rear door, $95., SOLD!
MAZDA 3 2010 CAR COVER - Cover-
kraft multibond inside & outside cover,
like new, $50., (650)678-3557
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, &
1 gray marine diesel manual $40 or B/O
TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
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
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
Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most
cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas
Foundation. Call (800)380-5257.
Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
in the
Offer your services to 76,500 readers a day, from
Palo Alto to South San Francisco
and all points between!
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J & K
Additions & Carpentry,
Kitchen & Bath remodeling,
Structural repair, Termite &
Dry Rot Repair, Electrical,
Plumbing & Painting
Lic# 728805
650 868 - 8492
License # 479385
Roots & ALL
I make your
life better!
– I do them all!
Decks & Fences
State License #377047
Licensed • Insured • Bonded
Fences - Gates - Decks
Stairs - Retaining Walls
10-year guarantee
Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
For all your
electrical needs
Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
New Rain Gutters
Down Spouts
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
Friendly Service
10% Senior Discount
CA Lic# 794353/Bonded
Handy Help
• Fences • Decks • Patios •
Power Washes • Concrete
Work • Maintenance •
Clean Ups • Arbors
Free Estimates!
Call us Today!
• Carpentry • Plumbing • Drain
Cleaning • Kitchens • Bathrooms
• Dry Rot • Decks
Priced for You! Call John
Free Estimates
Hardwood Floors
•Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
Lic. #794899
Light moving!
Haul Debris!
Low Rates
Residential and Commercial
Free Estimates,
General Clean-Ups, Garage
Clean-Outs, Construction Clean-Ups
& Gardening Services
Call (650)630-0116
or (650)636-6016
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Bay Area
Relocation Services
Specializing in:
Homes, Apts., Storages
Professional, friendly, careful.
Peninsula’s Personal Mover
Fully Lic. & Bonded CAL -T190632
Call Armando (650) 630-0424
Interior/Exterior, Pressure Washing
Sean (415)707-9127
CSL# 752943
• Interior & Exterior
• Quality Work w/
Reasonable Rates
• Free Estimates
Lic# 857741
Interior & Exterior
Pressure Washing
Free Estimates
Lic #514269
Interiors / Exteriors
Residential / Commercial
Free Estimates
Reasonable Rates
Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture
Power Washing-Decks, Fences
No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174
Call Mike the Painter
Affordable, Natural,
Authentic Wall Finishes
to replace paint
• Non-toxic/Hypoallergenic
• Filters the air absorbing
carbon dioxide and odors
• Eliminates mold and fungus
• For both residential or commercial
• 80 selected colors
Please contact us
for custom color matches
Lic# 106426
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.
• Entryways • Kitchens
• Decks • Bathrooms
• Tile Repair • Floors
• Grout Repair • Fireplaces
Call Mario Cubias for Free Estimates
Lic.# 955492
Window Coverings
Satisfying customers with world-
class service and products since
1952. Let us help you create the
home of your dreams. Please
phone for an appointment.
Window Fashions
247 California Dr
Burlingame • 650-348-1268
990 Industrial Rd Ste 106
San Carlos • 650-508-8518
Free estimates • Free installation
Window Washing
California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tor’s State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their li-
cense number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-
321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking
jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State Li-
cense Board.
Law Office of Jason Honaker
Chapter 7 &13
Call us for a consultation
Facials, Waxing, Fitness
Body Fat Reduction
Pure Organic Facial $48.
1 Hillcrest Blvd, Millbrae
Software, hardware issues,viruses,
updates, upgrades, optimization &
tune-ups. data backup & recovery,
network-troubleshooting & installation
Residential and commerical,
Most consultations free,
NO CHARGE if not fixable.
Microsoft and Cisco certified,
Call Erik
$45 an hour
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
Market & Eatery
Now Open in Burlingame
824 Cowan Road
LIve Lobster ,Lobster Tail,
Lobster meat & Dungeness Crab
19 large screen HD TVs
Full Bar & Restaurant
1819 El Camino, in
Burlingame Plaza
Partnership. Service. Trust.
Half Moon Bay, Redwood City,
San Mateo
World Training Center
Martial Arts & Tae Bo Training
731 Kains Ave, San Bruno
Bedroom Express
Where Dreams Begin
2833 El Camino Real
San Mateo -
184 El Camino Real
So. S. Francisco -
$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
Le Juin Day Spa & Clinic
Special Combination Pricing:
Facials, Microdermabrasion,
Waxing , Body Scrubs, Acu-
puncture , Foot & Body Massage
155 E. 5th Avenue
Downtown San Mateo
(650) 347-6668
Sessions start from $20
Call 650-235-6761
12220 6th Ave, Belmont
www. willchenacupuncture.com
Health & Medical
We can treat it
without CPAP!
Call for a free
sleep apnea screening
Millbrae Dental
Home Care
Free Estimates
Whole House & Office
Cleanup Too!
Serving SF Bay Area
Call Karen Now!
Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Have a Policy you can’t
Contractor & Truckers
Commercial Business Specialist
Personal Auto - AARP rep.
401K & IRA, Rollovers & Life
Joe Dominice
Since 1964
CA Lic.# 0276301
We Buy
Coins, Jewelry,
Watches, Platinum,
& Diamonds.
Expert fine watch
& jewelry repair.
Deal with experts.
1211 Burlingame Ave.
(650) 347-7007
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Legal Services
Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust,
Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues,Breach of Contract
Jeri Blatt, LDA #11
Registered & Bonded
"I am not an attorney. I can only
provide self help services at your
specific direction."
Are you age 62+ & own your
Call for a free, easy to read
brochure or quote
Carol Bertocchini, CPA
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Massage Therapy
$48 per Hour
New Customers Only
For First 20 Visits
Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm
633 Veterans Blvd., #C
Redwood City
$40 for 1/2 hour
Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City
7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm
Massage Therapy
2305-A Carlos Street
Moss Beach
(On Hwy 1 next to Post office)
for Aurora Spa
Full Body Massage
10-9:30, 7 days a week
1685 Broadway Street
Redwood City
Tranquil Massage
951 Old County Rd. Suite 1,
10:00 to 9:30 everyday
(650) 654-2829
Enjoy a premium massage with
essential oils that relieves
stress and fatigue.
Come and pamper yourself.
Please call to book your session.
Massage Therapy
Grand Opening!
$10. Off 1-Hour Session!
1482 Laurel St.
San Carlos
(Behind Trader Joe’s)
Open 7 Days/Week, 10am-10pm
We buy and pawn:
• Gold • Jewelry
• Art • Watches
• Musical Instrument
• Paintings • Diamonds
• Silverware • Electronics
• Antique Furniture
• Computers • TV’s • Cars
Open 7 days
Buy *Sell*Loan
590 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City
Fiesta Shopping Center
747 Bermuda Dr., San Mateo
Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Direct Private Lender
Homes • Multi-family •
Mixed-Use • Commercial
FICO Credit Score Not a Factor
Investors welcome
Loan servicing since 1979
Wachter Investments, Inc.
Real Estate Broker #746683
Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System ID #348268
CA Dept. of Real Estate
Real Estate Services
Representing Buyers
& Sellers
Commission Negotiable
VIP can help you with all of your
real estate needs:
Consultation and advice are free
Where every client is a VIP
864 Laurel St #200 San Carlos
DRE LIC# 1254368
24-hour Assisted Living
Care located in
Mills Estate Villa
Burlingame Villa
- Short Term Stays
- Dementia & Alzheimers
- Hospice Care
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
Tours 10AM-4PM
2 BR,1BR & Studio
Luxury Rental
850 N. El Camino Real San Mateo
Ralph’s Vacuum and Sewing Center is locally
owned by Ralph and Teresa Garcia.
They are very active in Redwood City and the
surrounding communities.
OPEN Monday - Friday
9:30am - 6:00pm and
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
to serve you.
SEWING CENTER is proudly
celebrating its 34th anniversary of
providing excellent service for
Peninsula residents. They service
most models of vacuums and
sewing machines, from minor
tune-ups to major overhauls. No
job is too small or to large for
their trained technicians to get
your repair work done correctly
and in a timely manner. Loaner
vacuums are available. They are a
factory service facility for leading
vacuum manufacturers such as
Beam, Bissell, Dirt Devil, Hoover,
Royal, Simplicity and Miele, as
well as leading sewing machine
companies such a Juki and Elna.
They carry a wide assortment of
the leading brands and models
sewing classes, from beginner to
more advanced classes including
zippers and seams. They even offer
children’s classes and classes for
parent and child.
(650) 368-2841 | Ralphs Vacuum & Sewing Center | 837 Main Street | Redwood City, CA 94063
EMAIL: info@ralphsvacnsew.com | www.ralphsvacnsew.com
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