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By Heather Murtagh
A growing interest in having stu-
dents learn Mandarin means two
high schools could offer the lan-
guage in the fall, if teens actually
sign up.
Students at Burlingame
Intermediate School are among
those in San Mateo County with the
opportunity to take Mandarin.
Many children from that school go
on to Burlingame High School,
however, which does not offer the
foreign language. Parents have
sought to change that. In the fall, the
San Mateo Union High School
District is hoping to start offering
Mandarin at San Mateo and
Burlingame high schools. The
classes will start if enough students
enroll — a caveat that worries par-
ents who don’t want to sign up for a
school that won’t offer the program
they seek.
“Kids really want it too,” said
Andy Parsons, associate superin-
tendent of instruction for San Mateo
Union. “The bottom line is we’re
going to do what we can do to sup-
port parents.”
Last week, parents submitted a
letter to the district asking for a
firmer commitment. Parsons said
that Mandarin is offered at Mills
High School and there is confidence
that the demand for a class at San
Mateo will be strong.
For the Burlingame Elementary
School District, the focus is making
sure the high school program is
aligned with what’s offered at the
intermediate school, said Trustee
Michael Barber.
Burlingame’s program has been
growing stronger each year. Parents
who want the program offered at the
Schools see growinginterest in Mandarin
San Mateo and Burlingame high schools hoping to start offering language this fall
City Council
OKs church’s
campus plan
By Bill Silverfarb
After years of planning to expand
its campus in downtown San Mateo,
officials with St. Matthew Catholic
Church were finally given the green
light by the City Council Tuesday
night to add much needed parking to
the campus and to build a new
12,000-square-foot gymnasium.
The decision comes after resi-
dents in the Parrot Park
Homeowners Association and along
Aragon Boulevard have stood
against the church’s expansion plans
for years, contending streets near
the church already get clogged with
traffic and parking as parents drop
off and pick up their children from
the private kindergarten-eighth
grade school.
But the council voted 4-0, with
Councilman Brandt Grotte absent,
to approve the plan, contending
improvements to the campus will
help alleviate parking conditions in
the surrounding neighborhoods.
St. Matthew Catholic in San Mateo
to add parking and gymnasium
By Heather Murtagh
An agreeable increase in both pay
and contributions to health benefits
is keeping teachers and the San
Mateo County Office of Education
from reaching an agreement on a
contract for the current school year.
Negotiations with a mediator are
scheduled to start next week for the
two sides. Teachers, who work in
the county’s community schools and
with special needs students, say they
have not gotten a raise in more than
five years while costs of health ben-
Office of Education,
teachers at impasse
Contract negotiations head to
mediator; teachers want raise
See IMPASSE, Page 26
See CHURCH, Page 34
Above: A Belle Air Elementary School teacher works with students at the San Bruno school. Below: Belle Air
Elementary School kindergarten teacher George Ellis places a sticker on a student’s hand before recess.
By Heather Murtagh
Little fish crackers had been
passed out to the kindergarten stu-
dents when George Ellis started put-
ting stickers on the hands of his
pint-sized students.
Hot dogs, ostriches, zebras,
French fries and hamburgers were
among the small sticky pictures
placed on the hands of the 5 year
olds at Belle Air Elementary School
last week. Ellis was setting up a les-
son about unfair situations. Minutes
after passing out the stickers, he
began to excuse students to recess
by the sticker. Student teacher Jamie
White, who was given an ostrich,
was able to leave a little sooner than
some of the kids resulting in a not-
so-quiet comment of the unfair
nature from a student near the door.
The kids are starting to learn
about Martin Luther King Jr. and
how things can sometimes be unfair.
But White is also learning. She’s a
student at Notre Dame de Namur
University who is part of a partner-
ship between the college and the
San Bruno elementary school.
Working together came at the end of
the 2011 academic year when the
An educational partnership
Notre Dame de Namur,Belle Air School work
together to support student achievement
See STUDENTS, Page 26
See MANDARIN, Page 26
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The U.S. Department of Homeland
Security officially opened as its head,
Tom Ridge, was sworn in.
“All men wish to have truth on their
side; but few to be on the side of truth.”
— Richard Whately, British theologian (1787-1863)
Comedian Yakov
Smirnoff is 62.
Actress Mischa
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winds 5 to 10 mph.
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of showers 20 percent.
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In 1813, the Royal Philharmonic Society was formed in
In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at
Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the
gold rush of ’49.
In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under the
aegis of Robert Baden-Powell.
In 1942, the Roberts Commission placed much of the blame
for America’s lack of preparedness for Imperial Japan’s attack
on Pearl Harbor on Rear Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Lt.
Gen. Walter C. Short, the Navy and Army commanders.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in
Casablanca, Morocco.
In 1961, a U.S. Air Force B-52 crashed near Goldsboro, N.C.,
dropping its payload of two nuclear bombs, neither of which
went off; three crew members were killed.
In 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 on a training mission crashed
into Elephant Mountain in Maine after encountering turbulence
and losing its vertical stabilizer; seven of the nine crew mem-
bers were killed.
In 1965, Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
In 1978, a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite, Cosmos 954,
plunged through Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated, scatter-
ing radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada.
In 1987, gunmen in Lebanon kidnapped educators Alann
Steen, Jesse Turner, Robert Polhill and Mitheleshwar Singh.
(All were eventually released.)
In 1989, confessed serial killer Theodore Bundy was executed
in Florida’s electric chair.
In 1993, retired Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
died in Bethesda, Md., at age 84.
Actor Jerry Maren (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 94. Actor Marvin
Kaplan (“Top Cat”) is 86. Cajun musician Doug Kershaw is 77.
Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 74. Singer-songwriter Neil
Diamond is 72. Singer Aaron Neville is 72. Actor Michael
Ontkean is 67. Actor Daniel Auteuil is 63. Country singer-song-
writer Becky Hobbs is 63. Bandleader-musician Jools Holland is
55. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 54. Rhythm-and-blues singer
Theo Peoples is 52. Country musician Keech Rainwater
(Lonestar) is 50. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is 47.
Comedian Phil LaMarr is 46. Olympic gold medal gymnast
Mary Lou Retton is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sleepy Brown
(Society of Soul) is 43. Actor Matthew Lillard is 43.
Trader Joe’s raises
price of ‘Two-Buck Chuck’
SANTA ROSA — The popular wine
known as “Two-Buck Chuck” will need
a new name after the bargain beverage’s
price was raised.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
reports that over the past decade shop-
pers at Trader Joe’s California stores paid
$1.99 for a bottle of Charles Shaw shiraz
or cabernet sauvignon.
The new $2.49 price tag had shoppers
searching for new names. Some cus-
tomers joked that the brand should now
be called “Inflation Chuck” or
Trader Joe’s sold about 5 million cases
of the wine last year.
The maker, Bronco Wine Co., said it
was able to keep the price so low because
it owns 45,000 acres of vineyard, which
insulated it from large fluctuations in
grape prices.
But bad crops in 2011 and 2012
impacted the price.
Norway cheese fire
shuts down road tunnel
OSLO, Norway — A road tunnel in
northern Norway will be shut for several
weeks after a 27-ton truckload of sweet
goat’s milk cheese caught fire.
Regional traffic department chief Geir
Joergensen says flames engulfed the tun-
nel last week and gases from the melting,
brown load hindered firefighters. It took
four days to put it out.
The driver was not hurt and no other
vehicles were in the 2.2-mile tunnel at
the time.
Joergensen said Wednesday that the
tunnel near the small Arctic municipality
of Tysfjord, some 840 miles north of the
capital, Oslo, likely will be closed for
two more weeks.
Goat’s milk cheese, a sweet delicacy
with a high sugar and fat content, is an
essential part of many Norwegians’ daily
Irish plant shuts over
new horsemeat in burgers
DUBLIN — Food quality officials said
Thursday they have identified more
horsemeat traces in beef burgers pro-
duced in Ireland and pinpointed the
problem in an imported ingredient.
Ireland’s second-largest manufacturer of
supermarket beef patties shut down its
production line in response.
The Irish Agriculture Department said
nine of 13 burgers analyzed Tuesday
tested positive for horse DNA. In a
potentially crucial finding, it said seven
ingredients added to the product also
were tested — and only one, imported
from an unspecified European country,
tested positive for horse DNA. It said the
six Irish-produced ingredients did not
contain any equine material.
“Identifying the source of the one
(ingredient) contaminated is good news.
We’re getting there. The fact that the
burgers were contaminated isn’t a sur-
prise, if an ingredient was positive,” said
Mike Gibney, director of the Institute of
Food and Health at University College
The processing plant at the center of
the controversy, Silvercrest Foods in the
Irish border county of Monaghan,
announced it would suspend operations
indefinitely pending further investiga-
tions into why horsemeat keeps getting
into its products. The company already
has recalled around 10 million beef burg-
ers from supermarket shelves here and its
main export market, Britain.
Ireland ordered the fresh testing of
Silvercrest burgers hours after the coun-
try’s Food Safety Authority published
test results Tuesday of 27 brands of beef
burgers on sale in November and
December at Irish supermarkets. It found
horsemeat in 10 of them. While virtually
all had only minuscule traces, one pro-
duced for British supermarket giant
Tesco had 29 percent horse content in its
While that discovery poses no threat to
public health — horsemeat is on the
menu in some European and Asian coun-
tries — Ireland says it highlights either
sloppy practices, fraud or both in the pro-
duction of processed meat products.
Gibney said supermarkets’ focus on
selling food at the cheapest possible
price could be part of the problem.
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Reckless driving. Someone reported a driving
who was weaving and using an iPad at the
intersection of East Hillsdale and Edgewater
boulevards before 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
Battery. A customer was attacked at Costco
Wholesale on Metro Center Boulevard before
midnight Friday, Jan. 18.
Disturbance. A man was disturbing cus-
tomers by having a loud argument while on his
cellphone on Triton Drive before 4:50 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 17.
Vandalism. A man’s car was keyed on Pizarro
Lane before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Grand theft. A person attempted to steal the
tires of a vehicle parked in a secured area on
Foster City Boulevard before 4:44 p.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Arrest. A man was arrested for driving with a
suspended license on the 600 block of
Whipple Avenue before 4:12 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 17.
Accident. A traffic accident occurred on Holly
Street and El Camino Real before 12:30 p.m.
on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Arrest. A person was arrested for having an
outstanding warrant on the 300 block of
Bradford Street before 11:30 a.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 17.
Arrest. A woman was arrested for being in
possession of a weapon which was a violation
of her probation on the 300 block of Phelps
Road before 1:29 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Police reports
Hot pants
Approximately 30 pairs of jeans were
stolen on Walnut Street in Redwood City
before 1:43 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.
By Bill Silverfarb
Peninsula Art Museum Executive Director
Ruth Waters has had a busy few months as she
and a set of other artists have been packing up
most of their belongings from studios in
Belmont for a new home in Burlingame.
The museum and Peninsula Art Institute have
signed a 10-year lease for a two-story building
on El Camino Real next to the Burlingame
Police Station and crews are busy getting the
space ready for a grand opening in March.
“We are making it our own,” Waters said
about the building at 1777 California Drive.
Waters is leaving her old studio at the 1870
Art Center on Ralston Avenue in Belmont and
is getting ready to move a large art collection
from the Manor House at Twin Pines Park to
The new space will feature artist studios, four
galleries, a museum store and space for classes.
The Burlingame facility will now house sev-
eral different groups of artists once spread out
over several facilities in Belmont, including the
Barrett Community Center, an old school
owned by the city.
With Belmont as its landlord, however,
Waters was unable to negotiate a new lease
with the city to keep the artists in place so she
went out looking for a new artists’ space. And
she couldn’t be happier.
“The serendipity has been wonderful,” she
Her son even asked her why she just won’t
retire since she’s been a fixture in Belmont for
“Why retire? Retirement is not part of my
vocabulary,” she said.
The museum’s long-term goal was always to
find a better space to showcase local artists’
work, she said.
About 14 artists that once called 1870 Art
Center home will relocate to the Burlingame
space, which has been subdivided into two
wings with lots of rooms.
“The space is better in reality than on paper,”
she said.
The building now, though, is essentially a
blank canvas with all the walls painted Richard
Meier White.
“We can hang art everywhere,” Waters said.
As a nonprofit, one of the goals is to add
teaching components to the facility. The muse-
um is hoping to have Paintbrush Diplomacy
conduct classes at its new facility.
Paintbrush Diplomacy encourages awareness
of international issues and supports children’s
causes through a variety of programs including
educational exchanges, community exhibits
and special events.
Waters is hoping to integrate art with science
to give children an exciting way to learn.
“The creativity level and tech level is so high
in this area. It’s a perfect match,” she said.
The museum’s grand opening will be March
For more information visit www.peninsula-
Bill Silverfarb can be reached by email: sil-
verfarb@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106.
‘Making it our own’
Peninsula Art Museum transforming new home
An empty building in Burlingame is being transformed into the new Peninsula Museum of Art.
The blank walls now will be covered in art in March when the museum opens to the public.
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Dumpster fire near City
Hall causes $10K damage
A fire in a plastic dumpster near South San
Francisco City Hall early Monday morning
caused minor damage to the city’s
Engineering Department, a fire marshal said
The fire, which started inside a garbage bin
next to the City Hall’s Annex Building at 315
Maple Ave. around 1:30 a.m., caused approx-
imately $10,000 in interior damage to the
structure, Fire Marshal Luis Da Silva said.
The Annex Building houses the city’s
building, planning and engineering depart-
ments, as well as a portion of the Public
Works Department.
Da Silva said that either somebody ignited
the blaze or something was thrown into the
dumpster, which in turn ignited an area near
the window of the Engineering Department.
It cannot be determined if the fire was
intentionally set, he said.
“It was a relatively small fire, but the
dumpster was a plastic dumpster that adds to
the fuel,” Da Silva said. “Whatever was in it
got consumed, and since it was a plastic
dumpster, the only thing left was the metal
handles and the rest was a pancake on the
The one-alarm fire didn’t keep the city
from getting back to work Tuesday.
“The building department, engineering and
planning were all functional Tuesday,” Da
Silva said.
However, he said engineering department
staff might seek temporary quarters while the
cleanup is under way.
To restore the space, a window will need to
be replaced, a wall patched and the entire
interior cleaned and repainted, Da Silva said.
“It was a small fire, it just happened to be
in an important building to the city, being
that it’s where the permits and processes take
place,” he said.
Woman’s purse snatched
A man forcibly stole a purse from an eld-
erly woman Tuesday night after she exited a
bus at the corner of Linden and California
avenues, according to South San Franciso
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned
black or Hispanic male, about 35 years old,
average height and weight, wearing a black
hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over
his head, according to police.
The suspect was last seen running north on
Linden Avenue, according to police.
The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information on the incident is
encouraged to call police at (650) 877-8900
or the anonymous line at (650) 952-2244.
Local briefs
By Michelle Durand
A woman whose husband is serving 12
years in prison for attempting to murder her in
Montara last May because she asked for a
divorce is suing him for the emotional distress
and injuries he inflicted with the repeated
beating and strangulation.
Susan Boyer is seeking damages for the
actual injuries and a punitive amount from
John Howard Hunt because he committed the
abuse “with malice and oppression,” accord-
ing to the suit filed Tuesday in San Mateo
County Superior Court.
The May 5, 2012 attack left Boyer with cuts
to her face and head, a loss of consciousness,
great physical pain and significant emotional
distress, the suit states.
Hunt, 67, of Julian, Calif., pleaded no con-
test in December to attempted murder and
inflicting great bodily injury rather than stand
trial on more charges of domestic violence
and assault that could have imprisoned him
for seven years to life.
Several of those same
allegations are made
against Hunt in Boyer’s
suit, including battery,
domestic violence, assault
and false imprisonment.
The suit also claims inten-
tional infliction of emo-
tional distress.
Boyer and Hunt were
married since September 2000, according to
the suit. The document does not detail what
led to the incident but prosecutors said during
Hunt’s criminal proceedings that his wife had
requested a divorce over breakfast that day in
The couple reportedly drove down Highway
1 and Hunt pulled into a cul-de-sac near
Montara where he asked her to get out and
give him a hug. After the embrace, Hunt
slammed his wife’s head into the car several
times until she fell to the ground where he fur-
ther hit her. The woman told authorities he
wrapped his leather belt around her neck until
she couldn’t breathe and she thought she was
going to die.
Hunt forced his wife back into the car and
took off again, with her feet dangling from the
passenger side door, and she managed to
reach up and turn off the ignition. Boyer
reported she grabbed at a steel water bottle but
he grabbed it away and held her head down
while driving, according to prosecutors.
As he beat her inside the car, he threatened
to kill her, according to Boyer’s civil suit.
Once the green Subaru came to a stop, the
profusely bleeding and disoriented woman ran
to another car in search of help and that
motorist drove to the first sheriff’s unit avail-
A case management conference in the civil
suit is scheduled for June.
Boyer’s attorney did not return a call for
Michelle Durand can be reached by email:
michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650)
344-5200 ext. 102.
Wife sues husband who tried killing her
John Hunt
By Elliot Spagat
SAN DIEGO — Rising prices sent California
home foreclosure activity to a six-year low in
the fourth quarter, a real estate researcher said
There were 38,212 default notices on houses
and condominiums in the state from October
through December, down 37.9 percent from
61,517 notices during the same period of 2011,
DataQuick reported. It was the lowest tally
since 37,994 notices were filed during the
fourth quarter of 2006.
Declines were steep across geographic
regions and price categories, offering the latest
evidence that the threat of foreclosure was fad-
ing fast.
California’s median home sales price in
December rose 20 percent from a year earlier,
with the San Francisco Bay Area gaining 32
percent for its steepest increase in more than
two decades. John Walsh, DataQuick’s presi-
dent, said the rising values meant fewer home-
owners owed more than their properties were
worth, allowing them to sell to pay off mort-
gages or refinance at low interest rates.
It is a sharp turnaround from three years ago,
when foreclosed homes flooded the market.
According to DataQuick, properties that were
foreclosed upon during the previous year
accounted for 16.6 percent of existing-home
sales during the fourth quarter, down from 33.6
percent a year earlier 57.8 percent in the first
quarter of 2009.
“My investor clients are finding it far more
difficult to find bargains in picking up distressed
properties under market value,” said Gary
London, president of The London Group Realty
Advisors in San Diego. “For the most part, that
party’s over.”
“What characterized the recession were dis-
tressed sales,” London said. “They were dictat-
ing the market. It was the market. It was the
only market.”
Short sales — when a sale price is below
what is owed on the property — rose as lenders
sought to avoid foreclosures as part of agree-
ments they made with the government,
DataQuick said.
State foreclosure activity hits six-year low
California’s median home sales price in December rose 20 percent from a year earlier, with the
San Francisco Bay Area gaining 32 percent for its steepest increase in more than two decades.
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Marilynn Marchione
Smoke like a man, die like a man.
U.S. women who smoke today have a much
greater risk of dying from lung cancer than
they did decades ago, partly because they are
starting younger and smoking more — that is,
they are lighting up like men, new research
Women also have caught up with men in
their risk of dying from smoking-related ill-
nesses. Lung cancer risk leveled off in the
1980s for men but is still rising for women.
“It’s a massive failure in prevention,” said
one study leader, Dr. Michael Thun of the
American Cancer Society. And it’s likely to
repeat itself in places like China and Indonesia
where smoking is growing, he said. About 1.3
billion people worldwide smoke.
The research is in Thursday’s New England
Journal of Medicine. It is one of the most
comprehensive looks ever at long-term trends
in the effects of smoking and includes the first
generation of U.S. women who started early in
life and continued for decades, long enough
for health effects to show up.
The U.S. has more than 35 million smokers
— about 20 percent of men and 18 percent of
women. The percentage of people who smoke
is far lower than it used to be; rates peaked
around 1960 in men and two decades later in
Researchers wanted to know if smoking is
still as deadly as it was in the 1980s, given that
cigarettes have changed (less tar), many smok-
ers have quit, and treatments for many smok-
ing-related diseases have improved.
They also wanted to know more about
smoking and women. The famous surgeon
general’s report in 1964 said smoking could
cause lung cancer in men, but evidence was
lacking in women at the time since relatively
few of them had smoked long enough.
One study, led by Dr. Prabhat Jha of the
Center for Global Health Research in Toronto,
looked at about 217,000 Americans in federal
health surveys between 1997 and 2004.
Women have caught up to
men on risk for lung cancer
Scientists have made scant progress against lung cancer compared with other forms of the
disease, and it remains the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. More than 160,000
people die of it in the U.S. each year.
By Gillian Flacus
FONTANA — The high-powered semiauto-
matic rifles recently shipped to school police
in this Southern California city look like they
belong on a battlefield rather than in a high
school, but officials here say the weapons
could help stop a massacre like the one that
claimed the lives of 26 students and educators
in Connecticut just weeks ago.
Fontana Unified School District police pur-
chased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall,
and they were delivered the first week of
December — a week before the shooting at
Sandy Hook Elementary School. Over the hol-
iday break, the district’s 14 school police offi-
cers received 40 hours of training on the rifles.
Officers check them out for each shift from a
fireproof safe in the police force’s main office.
Fontana isn’t the first district to try this.
Other Southern California districts also have
rifle programs — some that have been in oper-
ation for several years. Fontana school police
Chief Billy Green said he used money from
fingerprinting fees to purchase the guns for
$14,000 after identifying a “critical vulnera-
bility” in his force’s ability to protect students.
The officers, who already wear sidearms,
wouldn’t be able to stop a shooter like the one
in Connecticut, he said Wednesday.
“They’re not walking around telling kids,
‘Hurry up and get to class’ with a gun around
their neck,” the chief said. “Parents need to
know that if there was a shooter on their
child’s campus that was equipped with body
armor or a rifle, we would be limited in our
ability to stop that threat to their children.”
Some parents and students, however, react-
ed with alarm to the news that school resource
officers were being issued the rifles during
their shifts.
Fontana schools get
high-powered rifles
By Christina Hoag
LOS ANGELES — The American Civil
Liberties Union of California on Wednesday
charged that about a quarter of California
school districts are violating state and federal
laws by failing to provide English language
instruction to all students who need it and
demanded state education officials take action.
The ACLU, along with the Asian Pacific
Legal Center, sent a letter to Superintendent of
Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and state
school board members stating that it will file a
lawsuit if English classes are not provided to
some 20,000 students within 30 days.
“These 20,000 children receive no educa-
tion services as to the delivery of English
instruction,” said Mark Rosenbaum, chief
counsel for ACLU Southern California.
“These (state) offices are not asleep at the
wheel. They are driving these children into the
ditch year after year after year.”
State education officials are aware that stu-
dents who need English instruction are not
receiving it because districts report that num-
ber to the state, which posts them on the edu-
cation department website, Rosenbaum said.
ACLU attorney Jessica Price said districts
have offered various explanations, including
insufficient funding for bilingual teachers.
Numbers range from Los Angeles Unified’s
2 percent of English learners not receiving
services to 85 percent in Wheatland Union in
rural northern California, according to the
Fifteen districts reported that 30 percent of
their English learners are not receiving appro-
priate instruction.
The state education department said that 98
percent of California’s 1.4 million English
learners receive services.
“Despite the enormous financial strains of
recent years, California has made dramatic
progress in seeing that all English learners
receive appropriate instruction and services,”
said Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, director of the
state English learner support division, in a
Cadiero-Kaplan said that although she has
not yet reviewed the ACLU’s concerns, a
recent appellate court decision found that the
department was meeting its legal obligations
related to on-site monitoring of English learn-
ACLU pushing English classes
for 20,000 California children
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She was the wife of the late Peter Guaraglia for 73 years.
“LaVerne was a loving, guiding presence in the lives of her
daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren. We will miss her dearly.”
A memorial mass will be held at a later date.
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One of two people arrested for try-
ing to run over two teen brothers rid-
ing bikes in downtown San Mateo last
summer was sentenced yesterday to 90
days in jail.
Prosecutors sought four months for
Jason Ramiro Hernandez-Lopez, 24,
of San Mateo, but Judge Craig Parsons
imposed the lesser amount.
Hernandez-Lopez had pleaded no con-
test in November to making felony
threats in return for the four-month cap
and the promise to reduce the charge
to a misdemeanor halfway through
successful probation.
On June 17, Hernandez-Lopez
reportedly drove up behind one broth-
er near Fourth Avenue and Grant Street
and intentionally bumped the rear tire
of his bicycle with his SUV. The boy
did not fall but turned onto the side-
walk to get away and dropped his bicy-
cle. Hernandez-Lopez then drove over
the bicycle, dragging it down the street
for several blocks.
Prosecutors say another person in
the SUV, Dian Burton, 31, brandished
a knife at the teenagers from the win-
Witnesses wrote down the SUV’s
license plate and they were later arrest-
ed. Hernandez-Lopez told authorities
the boys were swinging chains at them
as they drove by and denied striking
the teen or dragging his bike.
Hernandez-Lopez has been free
from custody on $100,000 bail.
Man to jail for attacking bicyclist
By John Raby
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal
regulators must account for response
times in the data they collect from
transmission operators on natural gas
pipeline incidents, a congressional
watchdog agency said Wednesday.
The U.S. Government Accountability
Office said in a report that the Pipeline
and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration, which oversees natural
gas, oil and hazardous liquids pipelines
in the U.S., doesn’t require operators to
fill out certain time-related fields when
reporting incidents. Operators also
have indicated they interpret the data
fields in different ways.
“Reliable data would improve
PHMSA’s ability to measure incident
response and assist the agency in
exploring the feasibility of developing
a performance-based approach for
improving operator response to
pipeline incidents,” the report said.
The report comes a month after a 20-
inch line owned by Columbia Gas
Transmission ruptured in West
Virginia, triggering a massive fire. The
Dec. 11 inferno destroyed four homes
and charred a section of Interstate 77
near Sissonville, about 15 miles north
of Charleston. No one was seriously
Federal investigators say it took
Columbia Gas Transmission, a sub-
sidiary of Texas-based NiSource Gas
Transmission & Storage, more than an
hour to manually shut off the gas that
fueled the fire, which sent flames as
high as nearby hilltops.
And in September 2010, gas contin-
ued to escape for nearly 90 minutes
after a ruptured pipeline exploded in
San Bruno. The explosion, which was
blamed on an inferior pipeline weld,
killed eight people and destroyed
dozens of homes. Investigators said
the damage would have been less
severe had automatic valves been in
The National Transportation Safety
Board has long advocated requiring
automated valves that could shut off
gas in such situations within minutes.
Currently, manual valves are required
at intervals — from every 2 1/2 to 10
miles — based on population density.
The report said the PHMSA doesn’t
disseminate how transmission line
operators decide whether to install
automated valves, even though many
have developed evaluation guidelines,
including software to estimate the
amount of spillage and extent of dam-
age in the event of an incident.
“And not all operators we spoke with
were aware of existing PHMSA guid-
ance designed to assist operators in
making these decisions,” the report
said. “PHMSA could assist operators
in making this decision by formally
collecting and sharing evaluation
approaches and ensuring operators are
aware of existing guidance.”
There are approximately 2.5 million
miles of pipeline in the United States
that transport oil, natural gas and haz-
ardous liquids. Since 2006, there have
been about 40 serious pipeline inci-
dents each year that resulted in a fatal-
ity or injuries.
The cause of the West Virginia explo-
sion remains under investigation. The
NTSB has said the line showed signs of
external corrosion and had thinned to
about one-third of the recommended
thickness in some spots.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.,
has scheduled a hearing of the Senate
Commerce Committee that he chairs to
look into pipeline safety. The GAO
report will be discussed at the field
hearing, set for Monday in Charleston.
“We have miles and miles of pipeline
beneath our feet, and we in West
Virginia were reminded last month that
serious accidents can and do happen,”
Rockefeller said Wednesday.
“Responding to an accident quickly
and efficiently is absolutely essential to
keeping the public safe. I’m eager to
review all of the GAO’s findings in the
days ahead.”
Government Accountability Office
releases gas pipeline safety report
Court tells prison to stop
race-based punishment
SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court on Wednesday
ordered California’s Pelican Bay State Prison to halt race-
based punishment except during riots and other dire emergen-
The California Court of Appeal ruled that Pelican Bay
authorities were wrong to deprive certain ethnic groups of
privileges such as family visits, outside exercise and religious
services during lengthy periods of heightened racial tensions.
The unanimous three-judge panel upheld a lower court rul-
ing in favor of Jose Morales, a Hispanic inmate from Southern
California. The court said the prison could find means of con-
trolling violence other than long-term restrictions placed on
ethnic groups.
Morales filed a lawsuit in 2010 alleging that he was denied
certain privileges afforded other inmates because of his ethnic
classification. Pelican Bay authorities had barred Hispanic
inmates from certain privileges from three years after a major
riot between Northern California and Southern California
Prison officials said the two groups were at “war” and
attacked each other on sight. Prison officials argued unsuc-
cessfully that they targeted “validated” gang members rather
than ethnic groups. They also argued unsuccessfully that even
if they were classifying inmates by race, “partial lockdowns”
of certain ethnic groups is a vital tool in combating racial vio-
lence. The California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation could ask the state Supreme Court to review the
CDCR spokeswoman Terry Thornton said department
lawyers had not yet reviewed the ruling and declined com-
“Reliable data would improve PHMSA’s ability to measure
incident response and assist the agency in exploring the
feasibility of developing a performance-based approach
for improving operator response to pipeline incidents.”
— Report by U.S. Government Accountability Office
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By David Espo
WASHINGTON — Retreating with a pur-
pose, Republicans sped legislation through
the House on Wednesday to avert the immi-
nent threat of a government default but point-
ing the way to a springtime budget struggle
with President Barack Obama over Medicare,
farm subsidies and other benefit programs.
The current legislation, which cleared the
House on a bipartisan vote of 285-144, would
permit Treasury borrowing to exceed the
limit of $16.4 trillion through May 18. As it
passed, Speaker John Boehner pledged that
Republicans would quickly draft a budget
that would wipe out deficits in a decade, and
he challenged Democrats to do the same.
The Democratic-controlled Senate is
expected to approve the debt bill as early as
Friday or perhaps next week. The White
House welcomed the legislation rather than
face the threat of a first-ever default at the
dawn of the president’s second term in the
White House, and spokesman Jay Carney
pointedly noted a “fundamental change” in
strategy by the GOP.
House Republicans cast the bill as a way to
force the Senate to draft a budget for the first
time in four years, noting that if either house
fails to do so, its members’ pay would be
withheld. They called the bill “no budget, no
pay,”’ a slogan if not a statement of fact, since
lawmakers would be entitled to collect their
entire salaries at the end of the Congress with
or without a budget in place.
With polls showing their public support
eroding, the Republicans jettisoned, for now
at least, an earlier insistence that they would
allow no additional borrowing unless Obama
and the Democrats agreed to dollar-for-dollar
federal spending cuts in exchange.
The average American family “can’t buy
everything they want every day; they have to
make tough choices. It’s time to make
Congress make the same choices,” said Rep.
Dave Camp, R-Mich., underscoring the new
Republican rallying cry.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin lawmaker
who will be responsible for drafting the
budget for Republicans, said Congress has “a
moral obligation” to prevent a debt crisis that
he said will hit hardest at seniors and others
who depend on government the most.
As chairman of the House Budget
Committee, Ryan will take the lead role in
crafting a blueprint expected to rely heavily
on savings from benefit programs. The budg-
et he wrote last year before being picked as
the party’s vice presidential candidate was to
take two decades to achieve balance.
Ryan’s 10-year-budget task will be eased in
part by higher tax revenues resulting from the
Jan. 1 expiration of a two-year payroll tax
cut, and in part from an anticipated $600 bil-
lion generated by raising rates on upper
incomes. But given the sheer size of annual
deficits in the $1 trillion range, it will be
impossible to meet his goal without taking
large savings from benefit programs such as
Medicare and Medicaid, farm and student
loan subsidies, the federal retirement pro-
gram and more.
House Democrats made no attempt to
defend the Senate’s failure to draft a budget
over the past three years, instead saying a
mere four-month extension in the debt limit
would not give business and the financial
markets the certainty that is necessary for the
economy to grow more quickly.
Debt crisis averted — but spring fight still ahead
• Feb. 4: The president is legally required to
submit a budget for the upcoming fiscal year
by the first Monday in February. Presidents
often ignore this deadline and there is no
consequence for missing it. Obama may not
submit his 2014 budget until March.
• Late February or early March: When
Treasury expects to exhaust its ability to draw
cash from various federal accounts to pay
government bills and avoid default, unless
Congress — as expected — extends the
government’s ability to borrow more money.
Treasury technically reached the current
$16.4 trillion debt limit on Dec. 31, but has
been using accounting maneuvers to make
• March 1:When a two-month delay expires
in automatic,across-the-board spending cuts
that by law were supposed to begin Jan. 1.
The cuts would be for an estimated $85
billion through Sept. 30, divided evenly
between defense and domestic programs.
The delay was part of legislation enacted
early this month that avoided spending cuts
and tax increases known as the “fiscal cliff.”
• March 27:When legislation expires that has
been temporarily financing federal agencies
since last fall. Unless Congress provides
additional money by this date,there would be
a government shutdown.
• April 15: Legal deadline for Congress
completing a budget for 2014. Usually
ignored, with no consequence. Congress’
budget does not need the president’s
signature, and is a guide for later tax and
spending bills.
• May 18: The date through which the
government would be allowed to borrow
money under legislation the House approved
Wednesday and the Senate was expected to
approve quickly. Treasury would be able to
forestall default and continue paying
government bills for several weeks or months
beyond May 18 by using the same
accounting techniques it has employed in
recent weeks.
Upcoming deadlines
President Barack Obama, right, hosts a bipartisan meeting with Speaker of the House John
Boehner in the Roosevelt Room of White House to discuss the economy.
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Aron Heller and Josef Federman
JERUSALEM — The unexpectedly
strong showing by a new centrist party in
Israel’s parliamentary election has raised
hopes of a revival of peace talks with
Palestinians that have languished for four
years under Prime Minister Benjamin
Political newcomer Yair Lapid, the sur-
prise kingmaker, is already being courted by
a weakened Netanyahu, who needs his sup-
port to form a ruling coalition. Lapid has
said he will not sit in the government unless
the peace process is restarted.
But following a campaign in which the
Palestinian issue was largely ignored, it
remains unclear how hard Lapid will push
the issue in what could be weeks of coalition
talks with Netanyahu.
Tuesday’s election ended in a deadlock, with
Netanyahu’s hard-line religious bloc of allies
and the rival bloc of centrist, secular and Arab
parties each with 60 seats, according to near-
complete official results. Opinion polls had
universally forecast a majority of seats going to
the right-wing bloc.
While Netanyahu, as
head of the largest single
party in parliament, is
poised to remain prime
minister, it appears
impossible for him to
cobble together a majori-
ty coalition without
reaching across the aisle.
Lapid, whose Yesh Atid
— or There is a Future — captured 19 seats,
putting it in second place, is the most likely
candidate to join him. In a gesture to
Netanyahu, Lapid said there would not be a
“blocking majority,” in which opposition
parties prevent the prime minister from
forming a government. The comment virtu-
ally guarantees that Netanyahu will be prime
minister, with Lapid a major partner.
Netanyahu said Wednesday he would work
to create a wide coalition stretching across
the political divide.
Speaking to reporters, he said the election
proved “the Israeli public wants me to con-
tinue leading the country” and put together
“as broad a coalition as possible.”
Rise of Israeli centrist raises hopes for peace
By Thomas Beaumont
DES MOINES, Iowa — Dozens of states
have slashed spending on mental health care
over the last four years, driven by the reces-
sion’s toll on revenue and, in some cases, a
new zeal to shrink government.
But that trend may be heading for a U-turn
in 2013 after last year’s shooting rampages
by two mentally disturbed gunmen.
The reversal is especially jarring in state-
houses dominated by conservative
Republicans, who aggressively cut welfare
programs but now find themselves caught in
a crosscurrent of pressures involving gun
control, public safety and health care for
millions of disadvantaged Americans.
In many states, lawmakers have begun to
recognize that their cuts “may have gone too
deep,” said Shelley Chandler, executive
director of the Iowa Alliance of Community
Providers. “People start talking when there’s
a crisis.”
About 30 states have reduced mental
health spending since 2008, when revenues
were in steep decline, according to the
National Alliance on Mental Illness. In a
third of those states, the cuts surpassed 10
As a result, nine state-run psychiatric hos-
pitals were closed and another 3,200 beds
for mental health patients were eliminated,
dramatically reducing treatment options for
the poor and people in the criminal-justice
system. Thousands of patients were turned
onto the streets.
Making matters worse, the cuts came as
unemployment was rising, causing more
people to lose private insurance and forcing
them to shift to public assistance.
The steepest drop by percentage was in
South Carolina, where spending fell by
nearly 40 percent over four years — an
amount that Republican Gov. Nikki Haley
has called “absolutely immoral.”
Now Haley, who took office in 2011, has
pledged to bolster a mental health system
that dropped case workers, closed treatment
centers and extended waiting lists. She also
wants to expand remote access to psychia-
trists through video conferencing.
Both Pennsylvania and Utah have put
aside plans to scale back their mental health
After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts
Yair Lapid
Supporters of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party celebrate at the party’s headquarters
in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Letters to the editor
By Gene Mullin
’ve had the opportunity in my three
decades of teaching U.S. history and
government to examine many elections
from different eras. Political campaigns with
controversial issues often lead to petty vul-
garities, and that’s why I have generally
avoided consternation with the antics of the
Republican Party and its supporter base since
Barack Obama has been president. After all,
the Democratic Party and many of its sup-
porting groups have often failed to cover
themselves in glory as well.
I realize that each side of the political
spectrum has its fundamental tenets, and that
often leads to unbecoming behaviors when
confronted with opposing viewpoints. So be
it because, as the saying goes, “politics ain’t
beanbag.” However, after viewing and hear-
ing the latest political salvo initiated by the
National Rifle Association, calling the presi-
dent an “Elitist Hypocrite,” I’m convinced
that we may well be embarked to an
advanced stage of incivility. To equate pro-
tection of the president’s children with elit-
ism and for the president to accept that pro-
tection is hypocritical is truly mind-boggling.
This at a time when the volume of threats
against this first family is at all-time highs
Joseph Welch, a counsel in the Army-
McCarthy hearings in 1954 pointed asked the
junior senator from
Wisconsin: “Have you no
sense of decency, sir? At
long last, have you left no
sense of decency?” I
believe those words
should now be directed at
the NRA, linking the fact
that the president’s chil-
dren are guarded by the
Secret Service with Obama’s call for regula-
tory changes in gun ownership. It would be
uplifting if some members of the NRA, con-
sidering that organization is now drawing its
main financial support by the weapons manu-
facturers, might push for some moderation in
the NRA leadership ranks.
I’m going to give the NRA the courtesy of
suggesting that the leadership may just be
ignorant of the fact that Secret Service pro-
tection is automatic for the president and his
family. Forget having a tin ear, this cement-
headed blunder should turn at least a few
recalcitrant members of Congress to recon-
sider the president’s proposals. Secret
Service protection is not optional for the
president, his family members and most all
high-ranking officials. Consider that even
Mamie Eisenhower, Ike’s widow, sitting in
her residence on the family farm in
Gettysburg, Penn., had Secret Service protec-
tion for the 10 years she survived after Ike’s
death. Joseph Kennedy, JFK’s father, dis-
abled by a stroke and wheelchair bound, only
had his protection end upon the death of his
Another oddity is that the president even
made some concessions to the impractical
notion that every school have an armed guard
on campus. He did allow that schools, using
federal funds, could make those provisions
should they so desire. Of course, the NRA
strategy ignores the fact that mass killings,
often using semi-automatic weapons, have
occurred in shopping malls, movie theaters
and other venues. The logical extension is
that we should become a society in which
packing a weapon is pervasive.
Do we really believe that more guns, not
fewer, will make our country safer? That’s a
view which I believe most citizens reject.
Since we already lead the industrialized
world in gun deaths, and by a wide margin,
just perhaps the president is on the right
Gene Mullin is a former member of the
California Assembly, the former mayor of
South San Francisco and a former teacher.
Government rights
versus our rights
We are a republic with a constitution and
a bill of rights. The Constitution limits our
federal government and our Bill of Rights
guarantee things the government cannot
take away. That is the deal when we the
people of the 13 original states created our
federal government. And when we the peo-
ple accepted the Constitution with our Bill
of Rights it was a binding contract between
we the people of the states and our federal
government. Neither the federal govern-
ment or states, nor the people were
supreme. We allowed the federal govern-
ment to do 18 specific duties, and the Bill
of Rights guaranteed certain inalienable
rights that could only be changed by the
amendment process — two-thirds of
Congress and three-fourths of the states
concurring to change the contract.
Now we have petty politicians who want
to circumvent one of our rights in the Bill
of Rights by a simple law of Congress or
worse yet an illegal executive order. Why
did it take the 18th Amendment to take
away our freedom to drink alcohol and then
it took the 21st Amendment to restore our
freedom to drink alcohol? Drinking alcohol
is not a guaranteed right, so if our current
politicians want to take away a God-given
right (to our ancestors) then they need to go
through the amendment process. There are
real reasons why our Constitution and Bill
of Rights are there. For those of you who
did not learn the process in your civics
class, please read the Federalist and Anti-
Federalist papers and then really read the
Constitution and realize our politicians
have limitations on what they can and can’t
do. Stand up for your rights, otherwise the
politicians will continue to steal more of
your liberties away.
Robert W. Heagy Jr.
San Mateo
Conflict of interest
definition, according to Wikipedia
In response to Sue Lempert’s column “An
architect on the City Council,” in the Jan.
21 edition of The San Mateo Daily Journal,
I would like to note the Wikpedia definition
of conflict of interest.
“A conflict of interest occurs when an
individual or organization is involved in
multiple interests, one of which could pos-
sibly corrupt the motivation for an act in
another. The presence of a conflict of inter-
est is independent from the execution of
We, the citizens of San Mateo, expect our
elected officials and City Hall to have high
standards in any and all dealings between
related parties. Please listen closely to the
7-Eleven hearings where “related parties”
could not remember the specifics of phone
conversations between them. We expect
much more than this of our elected officials
and of our City Hall employees.
San Mateo should implement much
stronger policies governing related party
activities involving city employees,
appointed individuals and elected officials.
This should include ensuring proper docu-
mentation of the activities and of the dis-
cussions as they occur (audit trail) so that
no individual can forget the content of each
individual discussion re: city matters. This
is especially needed in the Planning
Department where decisions have great
impact in our neighborhoods. In addition,
there should be routine independent audits
of such activities and records.
Christine Stiles
San Mateo
Elitist hypocrite: Have they no shame?
Token gesture
t’s all fun and games until somebody
loses a token. Then it’s a new game —
find a replacement token.
But how does one choose?
Like some sort
of board game
Sophie’s Choice,
the Hasbro makers
of nostalgic
favorite Monopoly
are asking the pub-
lic to choose which
tiny, silver game
piece should not
pass go, not collect
$200 and go
straight to perpetu-
al jail. In return,
the game will
introduce a replacement piece — a diamond
ring, a robot, a cat, a guitar or a helicopter.
The competition on Facebook closes Feb. 5
and the token with the fewest votes will be
shipped off to that great family game room in
the sky.
The question then is which to forfeit from the
original band of pieces: the shoe, the iron, the
top hat, the thimble, the dog, the battleship, the
wheelbarrow, the race car. But the appropriate
answer is not universal. Nobody agrees which
piece is expendable.
The thimble? The quilting fanatic in my
social circle was horrified.
The shoe? A personal favorite although a
stiletto is more up my alley now than old-fash-
ioned boot-like footwear.
The Scottie dog? Rarely is the little fella the
first go-to piece when setting up the game.
Maybe it would fare better if it were a more
popular breed. Labradoodle or Puggle, anyone?
The top hat? When the actual game mascot
Rich Uncle Pennybags wears a top hat it feels a
little wrong to forfeit the token. Next Hasbro
will ask the public to do away with his cane
and monocle.
The battleship or wheelbarrow? Meh.
Neither make much of an impression.
The race car might give the user the impres-
sion he or she will race over to Boardwalk and
Park Place that much more quickly but today’s
players likely prefer a Prius or — for those
who actually are able to rack up money from
hotels on the hot properties — a Hummer.
Best vote for elimination is probably the iron.
Nobody likes the chore and much laundry
doing has been shoved off to hand-held steam-
ers, dry cleaners and a handy bottle of Downy
wrinkle release spray. Besides, a token of man-
ual labor doesn’t really do much to inspire
thoughts of grandeur and, for lack of a better
term, monopolizing the bank. Perhaps that’s
why in 1988, after a similar public contest by
Hasbro, voters chose a sack of money over run-
ners-up biplane and piggy bank.
While I don’t deny Hasbro the chance to
spruce up a game pushing close to a century,
changing a childhood classic is a bit sad.
Anyone who has ever known the joy (or tor-
ture) of lengthy Monopoly games can relate.
While the proposed tweak isn’t as appalling as
replacing the paper money in the bank with an
ATM machine (no wonder the widespread level
of financial illiteracy!) or seeing physical
Words With Friends boards sold at toy stores
(it’s called Scrabble, people!), it still makes me
wonder why they can’t leave well enough
alone. Didn’t New Coke teach the marketers
All that can be done now then is make sure
the right piece gets the boot. Unfortunately, as
of the Wednesday afternoon standings, that
piece could very well be the boot. The wheel-
barrow is scraping the bottom of the barrel with
6 percent of votes but the iron and shoe are not
far behind. Each has a measly 7 percent of sup-
port while, incredulously, the dog is tops with
30 percent. Really?
If, like me, you disagree, get thee to an
Internet connection and pick your favorite. In
the game of Monopoly, you can’t hesitate on a
hot commodity.
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By Matthew Craft
NEW YORK — Strong earnings from
tech giants nudged the stock market to a
five-year high Wednesday. Investors
drew encouragement from a vote by the
House of Representatives to let the gov-
ernment keep paying all of its bills for
another four months.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose
67.12 points to close at 13,779.33.
That’s the highest level since Oct. 31,
2007, a month before the Great
Recession started.
Google and IBM reported surprisingly
solid fourth-quarter earnings late
Tuesday, a hopeful sign for investors
who expected tech companies to strug-
gle at the end of last year.
IBM’s results beat expectations,
thanks to its lucrative Internet-based
“cloud computing” business and sales of
software services to Brazil, Russia and
other developing countries. The compa-
ny also raised its earnings outlook for
the current year. IBM led the Dow’s 30
stocks, rising $8.64 to $204.72.
Without IBM’s 4 percent gain, the
Dow would have been nearly flat.
Other indexes made slight gains. The
Standard & Poor’s 500 index inched up
2.25 points to 1,494.81, while the tech-
heavy Nasdaq composite rose 10.49
points to 3,153.67.
The stock market has climbed so
quickly this month that it will likely take
more than good earnings to keep it head-
ing higher. “This market is really
stretched,” said Clark Yingst, chief mar-
ket analyst at the securities firm Joseph
Gunnar. “We’ve essentially gone straight
up since January 2. There’s certainly
room for people to take profits.”
The S&P 500 index is already up 4.8
percent in 2013. That’s more than half of
what most stock-fund investors hope to
make in a single year.
The House passed a bill Wednesday
afternoon to suspend the government’s
borrowing limit until May 19. Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,
said his chamber would immediately
move the legislation to the White
House Republicans had previously
said they would use the debt ceiling as a
bargaining chip to push for deeper gov-
ernment spending cuts.
IBM’s results lift Dow average to five-year high
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the
New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:
Coach Inc., down $9.93 at $50.75
The upscale handbag seller said a challenging economy and heavy price-
cutting by competitors weighed on its second-quarter results.
CSX Corp., up 87 cents at $21.68
The railroad operator posted a 3 percent decline in fourth-quarter net
income, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., up 28 cents at $2.73
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker reported results for the fiscal
fourth quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.
International Business Machines Corp., up $8.64 at $204.72
The technology company reported stronger-than-expected earnings
and revenue for the fourth quarter and issued a positive outlook.
RPC Inc., up 58 cents at $14.26
The oil and gas exploration company said its fourth-quarter profit fell
26 percent, but it still beat Wall Street expectations.
Praxair Inc., down $3.25 at $110.77
The industrial gas company’s net income slipped 1 percent in the fourth
quarter, due to unfavorable foreign currency exchanges.
Google Inc., up $38.63 at $741.50
The Internet search firm said its fourth-quarter earnings rose as online
advertisers spent more money in pursuit of holiday shoppers.
MAP Pharmaceuticals Inc., up $9.13 at $24.71
Allergan Inc., the specialty drugmaker, is buying the headache drug
developer for $882.5 million to expand into migraine treatments.
Big movers
Barclays specialist trader Michael Pistillo,right,gives a price on the floor of the New
York Stock Exchange.
By Sam Hananel
WASHINGTON — Union membership
plummeted last year to the lowest level since
the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local gov-
ernments shed workers and unions had diffi-
culty organizing new members in the private
sector despite signs of an improving economy.
Government figures released Wednesday
showed union membership declined from 11.8
percent to 11.3 percent of the workforce,
another blow to a labor movement already
stretched thin by battles in Wisconsin, Indiana,
Michigan and other states to curb bargaining
rights and weaken union clout.
Overall membership fell by about 400,000
workers to 14.4 million, according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than half the
loss, about 234,000, came from government
workers, including teachers, firefighters and
public administrators.
But unions also saw losses in the private
sector even as the economy created 1.8 mil-
lion new jobs in 2012. That membership
rate fell from 6.9 percent to 6.6 percent, a
troubling sign for the future of organized
labor, as job growth generally has taken
place at nonunion companies.
“To employers, it’s going to look like the
labor movement is ready for a knockout
punch,” said Gary Chaison, professor of indus-
trial relations at Clark University in Worcester,
Mass. “You can’t be a movement and get
Union membership was 13.2 percent in
1935 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt
signed the National Labor Relations Act.
Labor’s ranks peaked in the 1950s, when
about 1 of every 3 workers was in a union. By
1983, roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers were
union members.
Losses in the public sector are hitting unions
particularly hard because that has been one of
the few areas where membership had grown
over the past two decades. About 51 percent of
union members work in government, where
the rate of union membership is 37 percent,
more than five times higher than in the private
Until recently, there had been little resist-
ance to unions organizing government work-
ers. But that began to change when
Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin
signed a law in 2011 eliminating most union
rights for government workers.
Unions suffer sharp decline in membership
Apple’s profit rocket hits air pocket
NEW YORK — Apple’s blockbuster revenue growth is
slowing drastically, as iPhone sales plateau and the compa-
ny finds itself lacking revolutionary new products.
The company’s warning, issued Wednesday as part of its
financial results for the holiday quarter, sent Apple Inc.’s
stock plunging by more than 10 percent, wiping out a year’s
worth of gains.
Analysts said the warning suggested Apple can no longer
sustain its growth without some completely new products.
Its last revolutionary creation, the iPad, was launched in
2010. Co-founder Steve Jobs, who was the engine behind
the creation of the iPod, iPhone and iPad, died in 2011.
“It has been an overriding concern with Apple that they
would not be able to generate revenue growth just rolling
out new versions of old products,” said Jeff Sica, president
and chief investment officer of SICA Wealth Management.
“Now they’ve proven it in their numbers.”
On a conference call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook
rebutted that idea, but as usual, gave no details.
“We’re working on some incredible stuff. The pipeline is
chock full,” he said.
Netflix’s 4Q restores
company’s investment luster
SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix has re-emerged as a stock-
market star after a fourth-quarter performance that demon-
strated its success in broadening the appeal of its Internet
video service amid stiffer competition.
The results announced Wednesday served as a resounding
endorsement of Netflix Inc. CEO Reed Hastings, who has
been spending heavily to license more compelling movies
and TV shows in hopes of warding off intensifying compet-
itive threats. Companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and
Coinstar Inc.’s Redbox have expanded into streaming video
to Internet-connected devices to compete with Netflix.
Netflix’s strategy has been met with widespread skepti-
cism, but it paid off during the final three months of last
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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
By Janie McCauley
SANTA CLARA — Chicago Cubs scout
Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick
nowadays and still wonders what the strong-
armed NFL quarterback might look like on a
pitching mound, as a power arm in the pros.
It’s hard not to, seeing the zip and accuracy on
each throw, the competitive fire and fierce
The Cubs never even watched Kaepernick
throw a baseball before
drafting him in the 43rd
round almost four years
ago. They did watch him
throw a football for
Nevada, and decided that
college game told them
more than enough.
Ultimately, the Cubs
just couldn’t lure
Kaepernick away from his
first love: football. Now,
he’s headed to the Super Bowl to lead the San
Francisco 49ers against Baltimore on Feb. 3.
Hughes, the longtime national cross-check-
er in the Cubs’ scouting department, and sev-
eral others, including then-general manager
Jim Hendry, figured they should give it a shot
and hope Kaepernick might reconsider.
“Yeah, that wasn’t happening,” Kaepernick
said with a smile Wednesday, shaking his
Kaepernick picked pro football over pitching
Sacred Heart Prep’s Andrew Segre,right,avoids MenloSchool goalkeeper TimCosta on his way to scoring the lone goal in the Gators’1-0 win
over the Knights Tuesday in a West Bay Atheltic League showdown. The Gators are the lone remaining unbeaten team inWBAL play.
By Nathan Mollat
As the West Bay Athletic League boys’ soc-
cer season nears its midway point, it’s clear
the top two squads are also bitter rivals —
Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School. Both
were tied atop the table with unblemished
WBAL records before their first meeting
Wednesday afternoon on the Knights’ home
When the final whistle blew, Sacred Heart
Prep had sole possession of first place with a
tightly fought 1-0 victory.
“All year we knew it would be a tough
game,” said SHP’s Andrew Segre, who netted
the game’s only goal in the in the first half. “It
was good to get the first one (over Menlo)
under our belts.”
Like two boxers, both teams started the
game cautiously, each feeling out the other
with probing attacks, but nothing really dan-
gerous. After the first few minutes, SHP (6-0
WBAL, 9-2-1 overall) took control of the
match and dominated the rest of the first half.
“I thought we were a little too tense in the
first half,” said SHP coach Armando del Rio.
In the second half, the roles were reversed
as Menlo (5-1, 8-3-1) threw everything it had
at the Gators, whose defense stood tall and
thwarted the Knights’ efforts.
SHP in control of WBAL
By Julio Lara
San Mateo goalkeeper Will Amaya has ele-
vated his game into the realm of “are you kid-
ding me?”
For several minutes in the Bearcats’ 2-0 win
over Menlo-Atherton Thursday afternoon, the
Bears got quality shots on the San Mateo
frame and on at least eight occasions, Amaya
made the kind of saves that make you wish
high school soccer games had television cam-
eras around so you can watch and marvel at
Considering San Mateo was only leading by
a goal and didn’t get an insurance tally until
late in Tuesday’s win, Amaya’s play cannot be
“He’s playing really, really well. I would
say world class,” said San Mateo midfielder
Ryan Onizuka, whose goal in the 65th minute
gave the Bearcats a bit of breathing room.
“It’s just his confidence. It’s really building up
right now. And he’s really helping us win
these games.”
“He’s incredible,” said San Mateo head
coach Chuck Callaghan. “He’s saving us.”
“We had some really good opportunities
and they weren’t just hitting the post, or going
a little wide. They were on frame and
[Amaya] was up on all of it,” said Menlo-
Atherton head coach Jacob Pickard. “The one
thing we knew we needed to do was keep the
shots low on him because he’s got really good
extension and a lot of those shots were in his
bread basket, in places were he’s really strong.
But credit to him, we put them on frame, it’s
his job to stop them, he did it. Good for him.”
Amaya frustrates M-A in San Mateo victory
fourth-round draft pick of the
Cleveland Indians, former Serra
standout Chuck Lofgren appeared
destined for the Major Leagues. With a fast-
ball in the low to mid 90s, he appeared to
have the stuff to be the next great baseball
player to come out of the Padres program.
Things started well for Lofgren in his first
couple of seasons of minor league ball. In
2006, he went 17-5 in 25 starts for the
Kinston Indians, the Indians’ high-A team,
posting an ERA of
2.32 and earning a
spot in the Futures
Game at the 2006
All-Star Game at
AT&T Park.
That was as good
as it got for Lofgren.
Since then, he has
bounced around the
minors and his ERA
ballooned. In 2011,
he signed with the
San Francisco
Giants organization,
but last year he
pitched for the Independent League
Amarillo Sox.
But it looks like he might be on track to
receive, at the very least, another minor-
league tryout. Lofgren is currently pitching
for the Brisbane Bandits. Not the town just
south of San Francisco, but around the
world in Brisbane, Australia playing in the
Australian Baseball League. Consider it
Lofgren’s foray into winter ball, although
technically it is summer Down Under.
Other than one forgettable appearance in
November in which he allowed seven
earned runs in five innings, Lofgren has
been nails for the Bandits. He is 4-2 in nine
starts but, more importantly, he sports an
ERA of 2.53 in 57 innings pitched. Throw
out that one poor performance and his ERA
is 1.44. Compare that to his minor-league
career ERA of 4.21 in nine seasons.
I’m guessing the competition in Australia
is a bit below that of Minor League
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By Julio Lara
For the first 16 games of the 2012-
2013 seasons, the Burlingame High
School boys’ basketball had to hear
and read about how good the
Carlmont defense is — it’s one that
came into Wednesday’s Peninsula
Athletic League South Division
clash allowing just under 38 points a
game en route to a 14-2 overall
Well, this just in: the Panthers can
play a little defense themselves.
Burlingame picked up the biggest
win in the young PAL season thus
far, taking down the Scots 41-31.
Carlmont came into the game just
one game behind the perfect 4-0
Panthers. But in limiting the Scots to
single-digit scoring in quarters one
through three and holding them to
31 percent shooting for the night,
Burlingame’s lead atop the stand-
ings is now slightly more comfort-
“[This was a] big game,” said
Panthers head coach Pete Harames.
“I didn’t want to do too much.
We’ve been playing good defense all
year. Defense, I thought, won the
game. Offensively, we didn’t hit
shots and they took Nick Loew
away. But he showed great poise. He
was the man tonight.”
Loew was huge in that he led a
Burlingame rebounding attack that
saw the Panther out-board the Scots
36-19 for the game.
Loew scored just five points but
picked up 11 rebounds.
“We had to use a different strate-
gy,” said Carlmont head coach Dave
Low. “We weren’t going to run up
and down the court and shoot quick-
ly. We had to minimize their posses-
sions as much as we could. That’s
why we only had 31 points. I don’t
think those guys knew, but I didn’t
think we would go head to head
with them. I thought their size and
their talent level was just too great
for us. And that’s why we had to
come with a different strategy. It
worked for most of the game. I
would have been fine with 31 points
if they had scored 30 but unfortu-
nately they didn’t. We were right
Burlingame did the pulling away
in the second half for the most part.
Up until the 1:29 mark of the second
quarter, the game was razor-thin
close. No lead got above two points
and at 16-16, it took a Loew driving
layup and subsequent foul shot to
give the Panthers a 19-16 advantage.
But that was the catalyst to a 7-0
run to close the quarter with Will
Dobson’s layup beating the buzzer
giving Burlingame a 24-16 come
“We didn’t have our 3’s going for
us in the first half. We tried to get it
inside,” said Dobson who scored
eight of his game-high 14 points in
the first half. “But, I mean, we were
comfortable. We knew what we had
to do if we wanted to win. I feel like
we got a good win today.”
“He’s a terrific offensive board
guy,” Harames said of his forward.
“He’s our best offensive rebounder.
And it showed tonight. And he fin-
ished tonight. That was the key.”
The Panthers increased the lead to
10 points right out of third quarter
chute and kept it there come the start
of the fourth quarter.
“I thought the strategy was fine,”
Low said, “try to minimize their
possessions. Try to really maximize
our possessions and make every-
thing count. It’s hard for a team to
kind of turn it on and turn it off and
that’s what we were trying to do in
terms of playing a slow-down
A Chris Graham basket to start the
fourth period gave Burlingame its
biggest lead of the game at 33-21.
From there, Carlmont used some
Yash Malik and Mdudzki
Hlatshawyo offense to try and get
back into the game and actually got
it to within two possession with 1:48
Still, Carlmont’s comeback efforts
had already taken a major blow
when Michael Costello, who had 11
points and is considered one of
Carlmont’s main offensive weapons,
went down with a foot injury.
“Coming in 4-0, everyone is gun-
ning for you,” Dobson said. “So,
you have to play hard every time.
It’s a good win. It’s definitely a
statement and we’re going to keep
going. I think staying together
through the whole game, all the way
to end and really finishing out with
smart basketball [was the key]. And
just listening to our coach.”
Dobson’s 14 lead all Burlingame
scorers. Grant Goodman scored
eight big points off the bench for the
Panthers suffocate Scots
Burlingame’s Will Dobson goes up for two of his team-high 14 points in the
Panthers’ 41-31 win over Carlmont.
By Antonio Gonzalez
OAKLAND — Stephen Curry had
31 points and seven assists, David Lee
finished with 22 points and 12
rebounds and the Golden State
Warriors outlasted the Oklahoma City
Thunder 104-99 on Wednesday night.
On the eve of the announcement for
All-Star reserves, Golden State’s top
two candidates made a lasting impres-
Curry matched Kevin Durant’s
spectacular scores all game, stole a
pass from the Thunder’s leading man
in the final seconds and hit a pair of
free throws to seal Golden State’s
third straight victory. Lee helped the
Warriors outrebound Oklahoma
City’s lengthy frontline 40-39 and
made some big plays late.
Durant had 33 points, nine assists
and five rebounds, and Kevin Martin
scored 16 points for the Thunder, who
blew an eight-point lead in the fourth
quarter a night after running away
with a win at the Los Angeles
Clippers. Oklahoma City had won
seven of eight to move to the top of
the NBA standings.
Once again, the surprising Warriors
showed they are no fluke out West this
Lee found Carl Landry slicing
through the lane for a dunk, Klay
Thompson hit a running hook and
Landry put back his own miss to give
Golden State a 97-94 lead with 2:25
Kendrick Perkins tipped in a
rebound on the other end before
Jarrett Jack swished in a high-arching
shot over Durant near the top of the
key to put the Warriors ahead by three
again. Durant answered back with a
pair of free throws, only to watch
Lee’s layup extend Golden State’s
lead once more.
Durant hit one of two free throws to
slice Golden State’s lead to 101-99,
then Curry missed an open 3-pointer
to give the Thunder a chance with
17.5 seconds to play.
Another statement win for Warriors
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“The second half, our intensity was there,
but [Menlo] sent more forward,” del Rio said.
“They really got after it in the second half.”
Despite coming up short, Menlo coach
Marc Kerrest liked the way his team respond-
ed over the final 40 minutes.
“Judging from that second half, we look
forward to playing them again,” Kerrest said.
“Sometimes [the opposition] can get one
(goal) early and you can’t get one back.”
It was obvious the Gators were the better
side in the opening half, but they just could
not hook up on through balls. Either the final
pass was a little too heavy or the Gators were
flagged for being offside.
But in the 27th minute, SHP finally got
things right. Robert Hellman threaded a per-
fect ball through the heart of the Menlo
defense where Segre ran by the Knights
defenders and broke in on Menlo goalkeeper
Tim Costa, who came off his line, trying to
deny Segre. Segre avoided the sliding Costa
and, after taking a touch to control the ball,
tapped his shot into the empty net for the
“A lot of our goals are scored that way,”
Segre said.
Knowing they were down a goal, the
Knights pressed the action in the second half.
They had several chances on set pieces, earn-
ing a number of free kicks in dangerous spots
as well as garnering five corner kicks —
including three in a row.
But each time, the Knights came up empty,
but not for a lack of trying. After a relatively
quiet first half, Menlo striker Ryan Karle was
among the most dangerous players on the
field, but the Gators defense was up to the
task. Despite several promising buildups in
the midfield, the Knights were consistently
turned away and very few of their attacks
resulted in a shot on frame.
“I was very proud of our defensive work,”
del Rio said. “We were concerned about all
the corner kicks.”
SHP goalkeeper Hugo Sanchez had a rela-
tively quiet afternoon, but the one time he was
tested, he passed with flying colors. Late in
the game, Menlo’s Nick Batchelder carried
the ball down the left sideline and swung a
cross into the Gators’ penalty box, about waist
high. Karle came flying in, jumped and hit a
one-time volley on frame, only to watch
Sanchez make a huge reaction save to pre-
serve the shutout.
The win preserved the Gators’ unbeaten
streak over Menlo to five years, with eight
wins and a couple of ties. Kerrest believes that
fact may have been in the back of his players’
“I think we might have been a little intimi-
dated,” Kerrest said.
Neither coach, however, was willing to con-
cede the race for the WBAL title was over fol-
lowing the Gators’ win. There are still eight
league games remaining, including a rematch
in three weeks.
“Every league is important,” del Rio said.
“For me, it’s trying to keep a consistent level
(from the team).”
Continued from page 11
Sharks sign center
Scott Gomez to one-year deal
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have
signed free agent center Scott Gomez to a one-
year deal.
Terms of the deal announced Wednesday
were not released.
Gomez, a 12-year NHL veteran and two-
time All-Star, had two goals and nine assists in
38 games with Montreal last season. He spent
11 games with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL
this season, recording six goals and seven
Sports brief
MELBOURNE, Australia — On the eve of
the Australian Open, Novack Djokovic was
asked if he had noticed anything different
about Andy Murray.
“He has a shorter haircut,” said the five-time
Grand Slam winner, smiling.
But the top-ranked Djokovic turned serious
because Murray’s makeover is no joking mat-
The 25-year-old player
from Scotland is attempt-
ing to win a second con-
secutive Grand Slam after
a breakthrough year that
included wins at the
London Olympics and the
U.S. Open. He arrived in
Melbourne with a new
demeanor, a sense of calm
and confidence.
“I think mentally some-
thing switched in his
head,” said the top-seeded
Djokovic. “And he just
started believing much
more in his abilities.
“Now that he’s done it,
he’s definitely right up
there, one of the first few
favorites for any tourna-
ment he plays.”
On Wednesday, the third-seeded Murray
advanced to the semifinals to take his spot in
an all-star lineup featuring the top four players.
Top-ranked Djokovic has the first semifinal
against No. 4 David Ferrer, who took the spot
in the absence of an injured Rafael Nadal.
Third-seeded Murray faces No. 2 Roger
Federer for the latest rematch in a tight rivalry.
Murray leads Federer 10-9 in career matches,
including at last year’s Olympic final. But he
has played the Swiss star in three Grand Slam
finals and lost them all.
“I’m expecting a tough match,” said Federer,
describing Murray as clever and tactical. “He’s
changed his game around a bit. He’s playing
more defensive. I’m looking forward to it.”
Federer is aiming for his 18th Grand Slam.
The Swiss star stamped his authority on center
court by beating the athletic Jo-Wilfried
Tsonga 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 to reach
the Australian Open semifinals for a 10th con-
secutive year.
After losing, Tsonga picked his favorite to
win: “I would say Andy, for the moment. But
it could change, of course.”
Murray won his quarterfinal against Jeremy
Chardy of France 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to extend a
streak of straight-set wins into the semis. Of all
the men in the draw, Murray is technically the
freshest, having spent less time on court — just
under 9 hours in the past 10 days.
Chardy walked into his post-match news
conference saying he couldn’t believe how
well Murray had played.
“I’ve played him several times, and every
time I always thought I had a chance,” said the
36th-ranked Frenchman who beat Murray in
August in Cincinnati. “Today, he never let me
think even once I had a chance to win.
“He’s calm on the court. He was so concen-
trated, and had so much intensity from the
start. Right away, I was in difficulty. And dur-
ing the whole match, he never dropped his
Murray’s intensity on court diminishes
slightly in his post-match news conferences
where he is modest, polite and mild-mannered.
He said he was pleased to reach the 12th Grand
Slam semifinal of his career.
“I thought I did a pretty good job throughout
the match,” he said. “I can’t be disappointed
about being in the semis of a slam without
dropping a set. That would be silly.”
Murray reached the Australian Open semifi-
nals last year, losing to Djokovic. He was
twice a finalist in Melbourne, when he lost to
Djokovic in 2011 and Federer in 2010.
Before arriving in Melbourne last year,
Murray teamed up with tennis great Ivan
Lendl. His coaching has helped produce a new
aggressiveness and willingness to take chances
on court.
Under Lendl’s tutelage, Murray made his
He became the first man to win at the
Olympics and the U.S. Open in the same year.
His win at Flushing Meadows made him the
first British man in 76 years to win a Grand
Slam — and lifted an enormous burden.
“I kind of maybe always felt like I was hav-
ing to prove something every time I went on
court because I hadn’t won a slam,” Murray
said before the tournament started. “It’s nice to
not have to worry about that anymore.”
After his Wednesday quarterfinal, Murray
dismissed comments in the British media that
he was upset by having to play all day match-
es in the hot sun while Federer was given cool-
er night slots during prime-time viewing hours
on center court.
“I have no complaints about the schedule at
all, and I didn’t complain about it the other
day,” Murray said. “Sometimes it works in
your favor and sometimes it doesn’t.”
The Federer-Tsonga quarterfinal was held
Tuesday night at a packed Rod Laver Arena.
But instead of studying his next opponent,
Murray said he planned to practice at a nearby
“Rather than going and watching this match,
I’ll go out and hit some balls under the lights
to be as best prepared as possible.”
Asked if he felt prepared to go against his
old rivals, Murray replied: “Hopefully, I will
go into the matches a little bit calmer than
usual or then I have in the past.”
Calm Murray faces Federer
in semifinals Down Under
Andy Murray
Roger Federer
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — After nearly two
years, the NCAA has finally announced some of
the wrongdoing discovered during the investiga-
tion of Miami’s athletic compliance practices.
The alleged rule-breakers: former NCAA
NCAA President Mark Emmert revealed
Wednesday that the Miami investigation is on hold
after the governing body for college sports in this
country discovered “a very severe issue of improp-
er conduct” — specifically that the attorney for
former booster and convicted Ponzi scheme archi-
tect Nevin Shapiro was used to “to improperly
obtain information ... through a bankruptcy pro-
ceeding that did not involve the NCAA.”
The NCAA does not have subpoena power. At
least one of the people deposed by attorney Maria
Elena Perez — who represented Shapiro — as part
of his bankruptcy case appeared under subpoena,
and his testimony would not have been otherwise
available to NCAA investigators. The investigators
who were involved are no longer with the NCAA,
Emmert said.
“How in the world can you get this far without
it being recognized that this was an inappropriate
way to proceed?” Emmert asked.
That’s the question that the NCAA wants
answered, and fast.
Miami has been bracing for the arrival of its
notice of allegations — the charges it will have to
defend itself against during the sanctioning phase
of the NCAA probe.
Those allegations are now on hold until an out-
side review of the NCAA’s procedures, specifical-
ly in this case, are completed.
“As we have done since the beginning, we will
continue to work with the NCAA and now with
their outside investigator hoping for a swift resolu-
tion of the investigation and our case,” Miami
President Donna Shalala said.
It was part of a stunning day for Hurricane ath-
letics: The 25th-ranked men’s basketball team beat
No. 1 Duke later Wednesday, 90-63.
Emmert said the NCAA was trying to find out
why part of the investigation was based on deposi-
tions specific to the bankruptcy case against
Shapiro, who will have to repay $82.7 million to
his victims as part of his sentence. One of those
depositions was given Dec. 19, 2011 by former
Miami equipment-room staffer Sean Allen —
who has been linked to Shapiro and many of the
allegations that he made against the university.
NCAA: Problems with Miami investigation
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Baseball here in the United States but, as the
old saying goes, feel good-play good. For the
last few months, Lofgren appears to have
fixed whatever was ailing him and sometimes
all a player needs is to experience some suc-
cess to catapult him to the next level.
Will Lofgren ever again be on the fast
track to the major leagues? Maybe, maybe
not. But at only 27 years old, he still has a
few years to make up for some lost time.
The new year is less than a month old and
the sports world has already experienced
three Story-of-the-Year type incidents. First
was the news that, after years of vehement
denials, Lance Armstrong did indeed dope
during his time as the most dominant cyclist
in the world. He was quickly pushed to the
back of the sports section literally a few days
after his confession to Oprah Winfrey when
the whole Manti Te’o fake girlfriend story
broke. Just as the sports world was tiring of
that drama, along comes former Oakland
Raiders great Tim Brown sticking his foot in
his big mouth when he all but accused then-
coach Bill Callahan of throwing Super Bowl
XXVII, when former Raiders coach Jon
Gruden led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a
48-21 thrashing of the Raiders.
Ten years later, Brown decided now was
the time to come forward with his theory that
Callahan did everything in his power to allow
his friend Gruden to win the Super Bowl
because, among other things, Callahan hated
the Raiders.
That story broke Tuesday and Wednesday,
Brown was in full backpedal mode, appear-
ing on the Dan Patrick Show to claim he
never, in fact, said Callahan actually “sabo-
taged” (his word) the Super Bowl, mainly
because it could never be proven.
I used to have a lot of respect for Tim
Brown, but my opinion of him was definitely
knocked down a rung with such a cocka-
mamie theory. The same could be said of
Jerry Rice, who played on that Raiders team
and backed up Brown’s statements.
I just chalk it up to a pair media-starved
former football players who are finding life
after football a bit more difficult than their
time on the field. To go from household
names to a lot of people forgetting about you
must be tough. But this was no way to get
back into the limelight.
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Continued from page 11
Tuesday’s showdown between the reigning
Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division co-
champions was huge considering how the
early part of the new season has gone. The win
gives San Mateo 11 points while keeping the
then first-place Bears at 10.
“It was a huge win considering that last
year, they were a big rival to us,” Amaya said.
“Since they beat us last year, it was a big thing
to come out and get that win. The key was
once we calmed down and got our heads
together, we connected our passes better and
were able to attack them better.”
Amaya was being modest because in a lot of
ways, the key was his ability to stunt M-A
efforts after San Mateo took a 1-0 lead on a
Kent Turtletaub penalty kick executed in text-
book fashion 13 minutes into the game. The
Bearcats almost made it 2-0 were it not for
some miraculous saves by the M-A defense a
couple of minutes after that.
But from there, the Bears pressed, pressed,
and pressed some more. However, their efforts
were only good enough to challenge Amaya,
who made top-shelf save after top-shelf save.
“It’s just hard work in practice,” Amaya
said. “I’ve been doing it my entire life. I’m run
by the love of the game.”
Come the second half, it was more of the
same Amaya antics. In M-A, the Bearcats
defense was facing a team that only had been
shutout once last year and none the year
before that. With the 2-0 win, San Mateo
handed the Bears their second shutout this
“A 2-0 loss shutout loss like this, especially
with the way they played because I don’t think
it was that bad I think, that it’s really going to
sag morale a bit going into Friday’s match,”
Pickard said. “But I think they played better
that both games last week and we got a win
and a draw.”
With M-A charging, San Mateo picked up
the breathing room it needed in the 65th
minute when Onizuka found some daylight
from 30 yards out and beat the M-A keeper to
the upper-V.
“I was just pretty much open and whenever
I’m open that much in the midfield, especially
in the center of the field,” Onizuka said. “I just
love to take shots from outside of the box. It
was actually a really big win especially since
last year they were the only [PAL] team to
beat us. They were in first place and this
bumps us up a little bit.”
“You always want to get that second goal
because it gives you a little bit of breathing
room,” Callaghan said. “Either team can score
on a mistake, so 1-0 is definitely not a safe
“That’s one thing we don’t accept in our
program — getting shut out,” Pickard said. “I
don’t care if we lose, but we need to be at least
scoring goals. You can’t win a game, regard-
less of how good a defense plays, if you aren’t
scoring goals. That’s something we’ll contin-
ue to address.”
Continued from page 11
Hughes tried for two weeks to convince
Kaepernick, who had made it all but clear he
wouldn’t sign. He was surprised anybody draft-
ed him at all given he had been so upfront about
sticking with football.
But Chicago’s NFL sources — Hughes said
three different teams — figured Kaepernick
would be a late-round pick or even someone
who might have to go the route of the Canadian
Football League.
That seems so laughable now. The Niners
picked Kaepernick in the second round of the
2011 draft, made him the starter midseason this
year and now will ask him to carry them all the
way to the franchise’s sixth championship in
what will be just his 10th career NFL start.
“I was looking at this tall, kind of gangly at
the time quarterback that was super athletic and
had this really long throwing motion,” Hughes
said. “I was talking to some of my buddies at
Reno and said, ‘Boy, I wonder if this kid’s ever
played baseball, he’s got an arm stroke like a
That sent Hughes on a fun little research proj-
ect. Kaepernick regularly threw 90 mph in high
school, but was now some 40 pounds heavier as
a college football player.
He certainly would throw harder.
“So, I was definitely intrigued, bigger,
stronger, more athletic,” Hughes said. “Colin
had no idea we were even considering drafting
him. I kind of caught him off guard when I
called him after we drafted him. He kind of got
a kick out of it and said his phone was ringing
off the hook that he’d been drafted by the Cubs.
He had no idea.”
Then-Nevada coach Chris Ault had the chal-
lenge of developing Kaepernick’s football
motion — and that wasn’t an easy task with the
QB having been a pitcher.
“His first two years he was a thrower from his
pitching days. It was all sidearm,” Ault said.
“That was a habit we had to break. You could
see his throwing motion, timing and touch was
there. His senior year I saw the whole package.
He was a guy ready for the NFL who could do
all things they’d like him to do plus run. Now I
look at him with the Niners and Jim and those
guys are doing a super job. He has all the
throws. What I really enjoy watching is he real-
ly learned to put the touch on the ball when he
has to.”
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh can appreciate the
Cubs’ attempt to recruit Kaepernick to baseball.
He would have tried, too, had he been in their
“He’s a man for all seasons,” Harbaugh said.
“Tremendous football player, basketball player,
baseball player, a tremendous athlete with a lot
of gifts of God. And a tremendous competitive
fire, readiness and willingness to compete, to be
able to make cool-headed decisions under fire.
Who wouldn’t want a player like that in base-
ball or football?”
Or basketball, for that matter.
Kaepernick was a three-sport star at John H.
Pitman High in Turlock, a couple of hours east
in California’s Central Valley.
At 6-foot-4 and about 180 pounds as a high
school senior, he went 11-2 with a 1.27 ERA
with two no-hitters and 10 complete games —
now-retired Pitman coach Mick Tate couldn’t
remember Wednesday if there was a second, but
the quarterback sure knew.
“There were two,” Kaepernick said.
Kaepernick batted .313 with 17 RBIs and a
.407 on-base percentage. In basketball, he aver-
aged 15.4 points.
“The thing we’re most proud of, those who
coached him in high school, is we want to make
them better people,” Tate said. “We didn’t have
to work very hard to make him a better person.”
And those close to Kaepernick had a pretty
good idea which way he was headed.
“He was a phenomenal basketball player
here,” said Philip Sanchez, Kaepernick’s high
school guidance counselor who remains a close
family friend. “Don’t forget that. People think
of it as just baseball-football, no. He went from
football, the very next day he was leading his
team in basketball. Then the very next day when
basketball ended, now it was time to start pitch-
ing. That’s rare that you get kids who play three
sports these days.”
The Cubs figured they had reason to be some-
what optimistic of swaying Kaepernick. They
have had success drafting football players, such
as pitcher Jeff Samardzija and outfielder Matt
Szczur — a pair of former star college wide
receivers who picked baseball. And Kaepernick
had tremendous “upside,” a common phrase the
scouts use to describe potential.
The 49ers saw the same upside. Harbaugh
made a midseason switch to him as starter over
Alex Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick.
“We’re not really surprised at his success,
because he’s always had success,” Sanchez said.
“I’m just happy that the world has seen the per-
son that we know.”
Continued from page 11
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Amy Brooks Colin Flynn Hal Coehlo
Al Stanley Jim Esenwen
Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 25 14 .641 —
Brooklyn 26 16 .619 1/2
Boston 20 21 .488 6
Philadelphia 17 25 .405 9 1/2
Toronto 15 27 .357 11 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 27 12 .692 —
Atlanta 24 18 .571 4 1/2
Orlando 14 27 .341 14
Charlotte 10 32 .238 18 1/2
Washington 9 31 .225 18 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 25 16 .610 —
Indiana 26 17 .605 —
Milwaukee 22 18 .550 2 1/2
Detroit 16 26 .381 9 1/2
Cleveland 11 32 .256 15
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 34 11 .756 —
Memphis 27 14 .659 5
Houston 22 22 .500 11 1/2
Dallas 18 24 .429 14 1/2
New Orleans 14 28 .333 18 1/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 33 10 .767 —
Denver 26 18 .591 7 1/2
Utah 23 19 .548 9 1/2
Portland 21 21 .500 11 1/2
Minnesota 17 22 .436 14
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 32 11 .744 —
Golden State 26 15 .634 5
L.A. Lakers 17 25 .405 14 1/2
Sacramento 16 27 .372 16
Phoenix 14 28 .333 17 1/2
Cleveland 95, Boston 90
Detroit 105, Orlando 90
Milwaukee 110, Philadelphia 102
Oklahoma City 109, L.A. Clippers 97
Atlanta 104, Charlotte 92
Miami 123,Toronto 116, OT
Chicago 85, Detroit 82
Denver 105, Houston 95
Memphis 106, L.A. Lakers 93
Brooklyn 91, Minnesota 83
San Antonio 106, New Orleans 102
Utah 92,Washington 88
Portland 100, Indiana 80
Phoenix 106, Sacramento 96
Golden State 104, Oklahoma City 99
Toronto at Orlando, 4 p.m.
New York at Boston, 5 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Washington, 4 p.m.
Boston at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Cleveland, 4:30 p.m.
Detroit at Miami, 4:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Dallas, 5 p.m.
Golden State at Chicago, 5 p.m.
Brooklyn at Memphis, 5 p.m.
Houston at New Orleans, 5 p.m.
Atlantic Division
New Jersey 2 2 0 0 4 5 1
Pittsburgh 3 2 1 0 4 11 9
N.Y. Islanders 2 1 1 0 2 5 5
N.Y. Rangers 3 1 2 0 2 8 12
Philadelphia 3 0 3 0 0 3 11
Northeast Division
Boston 3 2 0 1 5 8 6
Buffalo 2 2 0 0 4 7 3
Ottawa 2 2 0 0 4 8 1
Toronto 3 2 1 0 4 8 5
Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 5 3
Southeast Division
Tampa Bay 3 2 1 0 4 13 8
Winnipeg 3 1 1 1 3 6 8
Florida 3 1 2 0 2 6 9
Carolina 2 0 2 0 0 2 9
Washington 2 0 2 0 0 5 10
Central Division
Chicago 3 3 0 0 6 14 8
Nashville 3 1 0 2 4 8 8
St. Louis 3 2 1 0 4 12 6
Columbus 3 1 1 1 3 7 11
Detroit 3 1 2 0 2 5 11
Northwest Division
Minnesota 3 2 1 0 4 6 5
Colorado 2 1 1 0 2 5 5
Edmonton 2 1 1 0 2 6 8
Vancouver 2 0 1 1 1 5 10
Calgary 2 0 2 0 0 5 9
Anaheim 2 2 0 0 4 12 7
Dallas 3 2 1 0 4 6 5
San Jose 2 2 0 0 4 10 4
Phoenix 3 1 2 0 2 12 11
Los Angeles 2 0 2 0 0 3 8
NOTE:Two points for a win, one point for overtime
Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 2
N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT
Phoenix 5, Columbus 1
Columbus at Phoenix, late
N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 4 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Montreal at Washington, 4 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina, 4 p.m.
Ottawa at Florida, 4:30 p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Columbus at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Los Angeles at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 4 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Washington at New Jersey, 4 p.m.
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
Vancouver at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Woodside at Burlingame, Oceana at Capuchino,
Mills at Hillsdale, Half Moon Bay at Menlo-Ather-
ton,Terra Nova at El Camino,South City at Sequoia,
7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Prep at Notre Dame-SJ, Castilleja at
Crystal Springs, Harker at Mercy-Burlingame, East-
side Prep at Summit Prep, Hillsdale at Aragon, El
Camino at South City, Westmoor at Jefferson, Ca-
puchino at Mills, 3 p.m.; Priory at Menlo School;
Sequoia at Half Moon Bay, San Mateo at
Burlingame, Menlo-Atherton at Woodside, Terra
Nova at Carlmont, 4 p.m.
Mercy-Burlingame at Crystal Springs, 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart Prep at King’s Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Prep at Pinewood, 6 p.m.; San Mateo
at Burlingame, Hillsdale at Aragon, Menlo-Ather-
ton at Woodside, Mills at Capuchino, Sequoia at
Carlmont, Oceana at El Camino, Jefferson at Terra
Nova,South City at Half Moon Bay,6:15 p.m.; Menlo
School at Eastside Prep,6:30 p.m.; Notre Dame-Bel-
mont at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.
Westmoor at Hillsdale,South City at El Camino,Ca-
puchino at Mills, Aragon at Jefferson, 3 p.m.; Priory
at Menlo School, Crystal Springs at Eastside Prep,
3:30 p.m.; San Mateo at Burlingame, Woodside at
Menlo-Atherton, Carlmont at Sequoia, Half Moon
Bay at Terra Nova, 4 p.m.
Sacred Heart Prep at Crystal Springs, 5:30 p.m.;
Menlo School at Pinewood,7:30 p.m.;Priory at East-
side Prep, 6:30 p.m.; San Mateo at Burlingame,
Hillsdale at Aragon, Menlo-Atherton at Woodside,
Mills at Capuchino, Sequoia at Carlmont, Oceana
at El Camino, Jefferson at Terra Nova, South City at
Half Moon Bay, 7:45 p.m.
Leadership at Crystal Springs, 4:30 p.m.; Priory at
Sacred Heart Prep, Harker at Menlo School, 6 p.m.;
St. Francis at Serra, 7:30 p.m.
Leadership at Crystal Springs, 3 p.m.
Valley Christian at Serra, 2 p.m.; Menlo School at
Crystal Springs, 2:45 p.m.; Sacred Heart Prep at Pri-
ory, 3:30 p.m.
vs. Predators
vs. Anaheim
vs. Edmonton
vs. Dallas
vs. Suns
SacredHeart Prep1, MenloSchool 0
Halftime score — 1-0 SHP. Goal scorer (assist) —
SHP,Segre(Hellman).Records— SacredHeart Prep
6-0 WBAL, 9-2-1 overall; Menlo School 5-1, 8-3-1.
SanMateo2, Menlo-Atherton0
Halftime score — 1-0 San Mateo. Goal scorer (as-
sist) — SM, Turtletaub (penalty kick); SM, Onizuka
(unassisted).Records — San Mateo 3-1-2 PAL Bay;
Menlo-Atherton 3-2-1.
Woodside53, SanMateo45
SanMateo61998— 45
Woodside13151015— 53
SAN MATEO (fg-ftm-tp) — Marcio 0 2-2 2,Arevalos
5-2-5, Boeir 5-1-11, Kawahara 2-2-6, Chew 3-1-8,
Deanoreves 1-0-3. Totals 16-8-45. WOODSIDE —
Blocker 0-3-3,HIckman 6-8-22,Lopez 1-0-2,Nichol-
son 4-1-9,Yedinak 2-0-4,Lucas 3-0-6,Holman 2-3-7.
Totals 18-15-53. 3-pointers — Arevalos 3, Chew,
Deanoreves (SM); Hickman 2 (W). Records —
Woodside 2-3 PAL South, 8-9 overall; San Mateo 0-
Burlingame41, Carlmont 31
Carlmont 97510— 31
Burlingame1014710— 41
CARLMONT(fg-ftm-ftp) — Hlatshwayo3-1-9,Prado
1-0-2,Malik 2-0-5,Costello 5-0-11,Pitocchi 2-0-4.To-
tals 13-1-31.BURLINGAME— Haupt 2-0-5,Dobson
6-2-14, Parrate 2-0-5, Loew 1-3-5, Graham 2-0-4,
Goodman 3-2-8. Totals 16-7-41. 3-pointers —
Hlatshwayo 2,Costello,Malik (C); Haupt,Parrate (B).
Records — Burlingame 5-0 PAL South, 10-7 over-
all; Carlmont 3-2, 14-3.
Aragon58, Menlo-Atherton43
M-A712168— 43
Aragon12161713— 58
M-A (fg ftm-fta tp) — Gaddis 2 1-2 5, Callahan 2 2-
2 6, Guegler 1 0-0 3, Meacham 1 0-0 2, Bucka 7 0-1
14, Roberts 2 0-0 4, Henninger 4 1-2 9.Totals 19 4-7
43. ARAGON — A, Manu 7 3-4 19, Proia 1 0-0 2,
Atchan 2 0-2 4, Lahoz 6 0-1 12, Etu 1 0-0 3, Frankel
4 1-1 11,Maiba 3 1-3 7.Totals 24 5-11 58.3-pointers
— Guegler (MA); A. Manu 2, Etu, Frankel 2 (A).
Records — Aragon 3-2 PAL South; Menlo-Ather-
ton 2-3.
Mills 49, Hillsdale44
Hillsdale1071017— 44
Mills 921109— 49
HILLSDALE (fg-ftm-tp) — Hasegawa 0-2-2,Raghu-
ram 3-6-14, Houle 1-0-2, Fontenot 1-0-3,
Tanouye-Wolf 2-2-6, Arshad 1-0-2, Bautista 5-1-15.
Totals 13-11-44. MILLS — Ma. Wong 4-8-17, Man
2-0-6,Worku 2-3-7, Nolan 1-0-3,Tian 3-0-6, Hidalgo
1-1-3, Gibbs 3-0-6. Totals 16-12-49. 3-pointers —
Bautista4,Raghuram2,Fontenot 2(H);Man2,Wong,
Nolan, Gibss (M). Records — Mills 4-1 PAL South,
11-6 overall; Hillsdale 3-2, 11-6.
By Barry Wilner
Add Junior Seau’s family to the
thousands of people who are suing the
NFL over the long-term damage
caused by concussions.
Seau’s ex-wife and four children
sued the league Wednesday, saying
the former linebacker’s suicide was
the result of brain disease caused by
violent hits he sustained while playing
The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in
California Superior Court in San
Diego, blames the NFL for its “acts or
omissions” that hid the dangers of
repetitive blows to the head. It says
Seau developed chronic traumatic
encephalopathy (CTE) from those
hits, and accuses the NFL of deliber-
ately ignoring and concealing evi-
dence of the risks associated with
traumatic brain injuries.
Seau died at age 43 of a self-inflict-
ed gunshot in May. He was diagnosed
with CTE, based on posthumous tests,
earlier this month.
An Associated Press review in
November found that more than 3,800
players have sued the NFL over head
injuries in at least 175 cases as the
concussion issue has gained attention
in recent years. The total number of
plaintiffs is 6,000 when spouses, rela-
tives and other representatives are
Scores of the concussion lawsuits
have been brought together before
U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody in
“Our attorneys will review it and
respond to the claims appropriately
through the court,” the NFL said in a
statement Wednesday.
Helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc.,
also is a defendant, with the Seau fam-
ily saying Riddell was “negligent in
their design, testing, assembly, manu-
facture, marketing, and engineering of
the helmets” used by NFL players.
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A few months ago I happened upon an enor-
mous cucumbertree magnolia. “Must be the
biggest cucumbertree magnolia anywhere,” I
Such speculation doesn’t have to be idle. In
a Washington, D.C., office, the American
Forests organization keeps the National
Register of Big Trees.
The Big Tree program was begun in 1940 as
America faced impending war and its atten-
dant need for resources, including wood. The
first giant to be earmarked and saved from the
threat of a saw was Maryland’s Wye Oak, an
estimated 450 years old and, up to its death,
the champion white oak.
Since 1940, more than 800 Big Trees have
been named. Almost every state has at least
one, with the most in Florida and then
California. Those states are home to some
species found only there.
Not all Big Trees are necessarily big. Each is
merely the biggest of its species. The smallest
Big Tree is in Texas, a Reverchon hawthorn in
Dallas which “soars” to 9 feet tall and around
whose trunk you could wrap your hands.
You can probably guess which is the biggest
Big Tree: the General Sherman sequoia in
California, its upper leaves, at 275 feet, tick-
ling clouds, and its girth, at 998 inches, wide
enough to accommodate a two lane road.
Somewhat unsettling, given its weedy
nature, is the image of the largest staghorn
sumac, which is 61 feet high. Or one of the
two poison-sumac co-champs, 23 feet tall with
a branch spread of 21 feet!
It’s fun to imagine what was going on when
the sequoia or western juniper champions
were still in their relative youth a thousand or
so years ago.
A few Big Trees have been more than mere
witnesses; they have been part of history. The
champion osage orange tree, still standing at
the Patrick Henry homestead, was grown from
a seed sent by Lewis and Clark to Thomas
Jefferson, then presented to Henry’s daughter.
I will now surely pause for thought before
planting out my 5-year-old osage orange
seedlings this spring.
The Big Tree program is friendly competi-
tion, but like any competition, there are rules.
Most obvious is that a Big Tree must be a tree,
that is, a plant with a definite crown of foliage
topping a trunk at least 3 inches in diameter. It
also must be native or naturalized in the conti-
nental United States.
Big Trees are measured three ways to give
an overall score, which becomes the basis for
championship. First, and most straightfor-
ward, is to measure trunk girth in inches.
Rules specify taking this measurement at 4 1-
2 feet from the ground. If the ground slopes,
measure from the high point; if the tree forks
at 4 1-2 feet, measure the smallest circumfer-
ence below that height; if the fork starts lower,
measure the largest stem.
Height is a straightforward measure only if
you’re a very good tree climber. For an indi-
rect measure, hold a yardstick vertically in
your outstretched hand, adjusting its height
above your hand to equal the distance from
your hand to your eyes. Now walk backwards
until the top of the tree lines up with the top of
the yardstick and you can just see the base of
the tree over your hand — all without moving
your head or your hand. The height of the tree,
if you stayed on level ground, is equal to your
distance away from the tree.
The third measurement is the average spread
of the branches. Add the widest spread and the
smallest spread, then divide by two.
Get your overall score by adding up the girth
in inches, the height in feet, plus one-quarter
times the average branch spread in feet.
I’m going to go measure that cucumbertree
magnolia, and if it scores higher than 389
points — the score for the current champ,
reigning in Waukon, Iowa — then this local
tree is a champion. And even if it’s not, it is
majestic to behold.
Think you’ve got a big tree? Check the register
Since 1940, more than 800 Big Trees have been named. Almost every state has at least one,
with the most in Florida and then California.
By Ula Ilnytzky
NEW YORK — Sam Neuman jokes that he
doesn’t casually throw off his coat when he
gets home at night — it would take up half his
Such is life in his walk-up studio a few
blocks from Manhattan’s bustling Times
Square, which at 280 square feet is barely the
size of a one-car garage, with just enough
space for a bed, a desk, a TV stand on one
wall and a kitchen against the other.
“I’ve developed this weird Stockholm
Syndrome, which you identify with your cap-
tors,” said the 31-year-old publicist. “When I
go to other people’s apartments, I think, ‘Why
do they need more than one bedroom?’ I’m
really very happy here. There’s not really time
to let things accumulate because ... where
would I put them?”
The Big Apple is legendary for its legions
of residents who live in really, really small
apartments. Many of them are fiercely proud
of it and can even find the humor in their
cramped quarters. Now the city is about to see
just how small New Yorkers are willing to go.
With the population and rents expected to
keep climbing, New York City planners are
challenging architects to design ways to make
it tolerable — even comfortable — to live in
dwellings from 350 square feet to as small as
250 square feet.
The city wants to incorporate those designs
into an apartment complex to be built on
Manhattan’s east side next year featuring
mostly “micro units.” The aim is to offer more
such tiny apartments throughout the city as
affordable options for the young singles,
cash-poor and empty nesters who are increas-
ingly edged out of the nation’s most expensive
real-estate market.
If the pilot program is successful, New York
could ultimately overturn a requirement
established in 1987 that all new apartments be
at least 400 square feet. Smaller living is a
concept already endorsed by some cities. San
Francisco recently approved construction of
apartments as small as 220 square feet. And
Tokyo and Hong Kong have long offered tiny
As a way to get New Yorkers to think small,
the Museum of the City of New York is open-
ing an exhibit Wednesday featuring a fully
furnished 325-square-foot studio apartment
that incorporates the latest space-saving
designs. There’s the bed that folds out over a
couch, a padded ottoman containing four
nesting chairs, a fold-out dinette table tucked
neatly under the kitchen counter and a TV that
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By Sean Conway
A friend of mine built a new house last
year. While he’s delighted with it, the
project ended up costing more than he
had anticipated. The money he has left
over for landscaping is clearly not going
to be enough to pay for the gardens he
had envisioned.
He asked me for advice on landscap-
ing with a limited budget, and I made a
few recommendations. First, he should
start with a plan. As is the case when
building a house, having a good set of
blueprints will help you avoid making
needless and costly mistakes when
designing a garden. Spending money
upfront on a plan would give him the
ability to build his landscape over time if
need be.
Next, with a plan in hand, he should
start by installing the essential hardscape
for the project. Hardscape refers to any-
thing other than plants, such as walk-
ways, retaining walls, steps, driveways
and the like.
After completing the necessary hard-
scape, I told him, he should begin con-
centrating on laying out the planting
beds shown on his plan.
While he was eager to begin planting,
I suggested instead he spend his time
and resources preparing the site for
planting. Marking out the beds, and
amending the soil before buying any
plants would make the job easier, and
would help new plantings flourish.
Knowing much of my friend’s budget
would be used up before he was ready to
buy plants for his new yard, I suggested
that he allocate any left over money to
buying a few young trees.
Trees make a huge difference in a
landscape, immediately transforming a
barren yard by adding visible life. I
always recommend planting young trees
because they adapt quickly to their new
surroundings, and like teenagers, they
grow fast. Trees also help anchor a house
to the landscape by providing scale.
My friend has often commented about
the variety of deciduous shrubs, conifers
and broadleaf evergreens in my garden.
Knowing he would like to have a garden
with yearround interest, I offered to
show him how to take cuttings from the
plants in my yard. Once rooted, the
young plants could be transplanted into
his prepared beds.
Rooting cuttings from shrubs is a sim-
ple process and an inexpensive way to
provide plants for your garden.
Deciduous plants begin their growth
cycle in the spring by sending out tender
new shoots referred to as soft wood. As
the summer progresses, the shoots hard-
en up and are called semi-hardwood
stems; by late fall, the growth hardens
further, becoming woody.
Cuttings can be taken during the semi-
hardwood and hardwood stages of
growth, but need to be treated different-
ly depending on which stage they are
Winter is the perfect time to take hard-
wood cuttings. Start by collecting some
branches from the desired parent plant.
Choose sections of growth from the
previous season’s growth. Clip the
branches into 6-inch pieces. Make the
cut just below the node, or dormant bud
of the twig. The dormant bud looks like
a little bump on the stem where next sea-
son’s leaves will emerge.
At the top of the cutting, make the cut
3/4 inch above the node. Dip the bottom
end of the cutting into some rooting hor-
mone. Rooting hormone is available in
different strengths and can be ordered
from any horticultural supply company.
Look for the specific grade used with
woody plants.
Fill a large plastic pot with a mixture
of 2/3 play sand and 1/3 plain potting
soil that does not have fertilizer added to
it. Be sure your sand is not beach sand.
The salt in beach sand will inhibit root-
ing. Water the mixture well and let it sit
until the water has drained out. The mix
must drain freely or the cuttings will rot.
The trick is to keep the cuttings moist
but not soggy.
Dip the cuttings into water and tap to
remove any excess water. Next dip the
cutting into rooting powder and tap
again to remove any excess. You want
the powder to stick to the cutting stem.
Using a pencil, make a hole 2 1/2
inches to 3 inchesinto the rooting mix
and place the cutting into the hole.
Firmly pack the mix around the cutting
and repeat with as many cuttings as you
When finished, water the cuttings
carefully so they do not tip over.
Place the pot with the cuttings outside
in a shaded, but sheltered location. If
possible, bury the pot into the ground or
mound up soil, compost or leaves around
it. The cold will not bother the cuttings,
but be sure to monitor the medium from
time to time so it does not dry out when
the weather warms up. The cuttings will
root later in the spring when they push
out new growth. Leave them in the pot
until you see new growth and until you
feel a bit of resistance while gently tug-
ging on the cutting.
Plant cuttings are a way
to landscape on a budget
Roses are easily cultivated from cuttings.
Prune the shrubs, deer
By Lee Reich
Deer are ready to start pruning our trees and shrubs.
Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aes-
thetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us
prune well.
Picture an overgrown shrub, especially one planted too
close to a home. With age and a little neglect, said shrub
begins to swallow up the home, or at least block the view
from a window.
There are many approaches to dealing with an overgrown
shrub. Briefly, you could, over the course of a few years,
renovate the plant by each year cutting some of the oldest
stems to the ground to make way for younger, shorter ones.
Or you could take the dramatic approach: Lop the whole
plant to the ground and start anew with all young shoots,
which will enthusiastically sprout forth from the established
roots. Also worth considering is just grubbing out the shrub
and replacing it with something, or even nothing.
Deer aren’t much help with any of these approaches. But
they can help out with another, which capitalizes on the ven-
erability of such a plant: You and your hoofed friends can
transform a selected portion of the plant into a picturesque,
small tree.
An ideal candidate for this operation is yew, a fast-grow-
ing evergreen frequently snuggled against home founda-
The first step in transforming an old yew — or any other
old shrub — is to select two or three of the oldest stems to
become the trunks of your tree-to-be. These stems should
have pleasant forms and extend from ground level to as high
as the future crown of branches.
Once selections are made, cut away all other stems grow-
ing from the base of the plant.
The next step — cutting away any branches growing off
those new trunks between the ground and a few feet above
the ground — is where deer help out. They’ll enjoy munch-
ing on all those smaller branches. You and your deer helpers
will want to remove branches high enough along the trunk
so the plant looks like a tree, or, in the case of the deer, as
high as they can reach.
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Human Services Agency: One-Day
Homeless Census. 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Various deployment stations in the
San Mateo County. Central
headquarters, 400 Harbor Blvd.,
Belmont. Volunteers over the age of
18 needed to gather data to help
homeless planning and program
development. All volunteers will work
in teams. For more information and
to sign up for a training date go to
Story time. 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St.,
Menlo Park. Mandarin/English Story
time with Miss Stephanie at 10:15 a.m.
Toddler Story time with professional
storyteller John Weaver at 11:15 a.m.
Afternoon Preschool Story time with
John Weaver at 2:15 p.m. Free. For
more information go to
Jared Diamond, author of ‘Guns,
Germs, and Steel’ and ‘The World
Until Yesterday.’ Noon. Oshman
Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared
Diamond draws extensively from his
field work and examines how
Amazonian Indians, Inuit and other
traditional societies have adapted and
evolved for nearly 6 million years.
Check-in at 11:30 a.m., program at
noon, book signing at 1 p.m. Members
$12, non-members $20. Premium $45
for members and non-members;
includes copy of book and reserved
seating. For tickets call (800) 847-7730.
Travel Tour Presentation. 3 p.m.
District Board Room, 3401 CSM Drive,
San Mateo. A preview of tours,
including Shades of Ireland, France
Magnifique and America’s Music
Cities. Free. For more information or
to register call 574-6149.
Chinese Lunar New Year
Celebration. 6 p.m. College Park
Elementary School Auditorium, 715
Indian Ave., San Mateo. Come enjoy
an asian-inspired fashion show, asian
food, chinese lion dancing, a silent
auction, games and more. For tickets
visit fms-lunar2013.eventbrite.com.
For more information contact
The Belmont Library presents
Annie Barrows. 7 p.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. For more information call
The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’
TheHands of Fate.’ 7:30 p.m. Century
20 Downtown Redwood City and XD,
825 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
For more information call 701-1341.
Free Tax Preparation. 9 a.m. to noon
and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Samaritan House,
4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
from Jan. 14 to April 5 at 9 a.m. to
noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To make an
appointment or for more information
call 523-0804.
Meet Nick Bruel. 4:30 p.m. 1375
Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. Bruel
will share the latest installment in his
Bad Kitty series, Bad Kitty School Daze.
For more information call 685-4911.
Peninsula Arts Council’s 11th
Annual Diamond Awards Benefit
Gala and Awards Ceremony. 6 p.m.
to 10 p.m. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601
Skyway Road, San Carlos. The Annual
Diamond Awards recipients make up
San Mateo County’s Arts Hall of Fame.
The celebration includes an hors
d’oevres reception, no-host cocktails,
a silent auction, entertainment and
more. $25. $20 for PAC members. For
more information and for tickets go
to www.peninsulaartscouncil.org.
Reel to Real Film Nights: Hugo. 7
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas. Free. Martin Scoresese’s
beautiful homage to the films of
George Melles, brought to life with a
star-studded cast including Asa
Butterfield, Jude Law, Ben Kingsley
and Sasha Baron Cohen. For more
information contact
Voices of Latin Rock Autism
Awareness Benefit. 7 p.m. The Fox
Theatre, 2223 Broadway, Redwood
City. Ages 21 and over. Advanced
tickets $30. Door general admission
$35. For more information or to
purchase tickets call (415) 285-7719.
Ian Rankin Talk and Book Signing.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bay Book Company,
Strawflower Shopping Center, Suite F,
80 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay.
Internationally best-selling author, Ian
Rankin, will discuss and autograph
copies of his new novel, ‘Standing in
Another Man’s Grave.’ Free. For more
information call 726-3488.
‘ Depression: The Musical!’ 7:30 p.m.
Congregational Church of Belmont,
751 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
Comedian and public speaker Brian
Wetzel will offer his one-man show
‘Depression: The Musical!’ Wetzel has
lived with chronic depression for
more than 20 years. He takes his
audience on a musical and comedic
romp through the strange and, yes,
sometimes funny world of mental
health. Refreshments provided.Tickets
$15. For more information call 593-
Dragon Productions Presents:‘After
Ashley.’ 8 p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. Opening
Night Gala after the show. Ribbon
cutting ceremony with Mayor Alicia
Aguirre and the Redwood City
Council at 5:30 p.m. with free tours of
the facility until 7 p.m. The show will
run from Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Thursdays
through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays
at 2 p.m. Opening night $35 general
admission, $30 for seniors and $25 for
students. All other nights tickets are
$30 general, $25 for seniors and $15
for students.To purchase tickets or for
more information go to
HMS Pinafore: The Next
Generation. 8 p.m. Dinkelspiel
Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive,
Stanford University, Palo Alto. The
Stanford Savoyards, a student-run
community theater troupe dedicated
to Gilbert and Sullivan, will launch
their season. $10 for students. $15 for
seniors, Stanford faculty and Stanford
staff. $20 for general admission. For
more information and for tickets go
to tickets.stanford.edu.
San Bruno American Legion Post
No. 409 Community Breakfast. 8:30
a.m. to 11 a.m. The American Legion
San Bruno Post No. 409, 757 San
Mateo Ave., San Bruno. Scrambled
eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham or
sausage and French toast will be
served. There will also be juice, coffee
or tea. $8 for adults and $5 for children
under 10. For more information call
Senior Showcase Health & Wellness
Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Millbrae
Recreation Center, 477 Lincoln Circle,
Millbrae. 40 exhibitors featuring senior
resources and services of San Mateo
County. Free services include:
document shredding, goody bags,
refreshments, multiple health
screenings and giveaways. Everyone
welcome. Free admission. For more
information call 344-5200.
Memory Screenings. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Millbrae Recreation Center, 477
Lincoln Circle, Millbrae. Individuals can
take confidential memory screenings
as part of National Memory Screening
Day, an annual initiative of the
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
All ages are welcome. Free. For more
information call 343-6770.
Free Document Shredding. 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Millbrae Recreation Center, 477
Lincoln Circle, Millbrae. Free. Some
Restrictions apply. For more
information call 455-1820.
National Puzzle Day Celebration
and Competition. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jigsaw Java, 846 Main St., Redwood
City. Compete in teams of four for
$500 cash prize in the competitive
level, or compete in the less
competitive level for a $100 cash
prize. $15 per person to register for
competitive, $10 per person for less
competitive. For more information go
to www.jigsawjava.com.
Annual Peninsula Orchid Society
Show and Sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Community Activities Building, 1400
Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City. $5
general admission, $3
seniors/students/disabled and
children under 12 are free with an
adult. The schedule of speakers is as
follows: at 11 a.m. Weegie Caughlan
will speak about repotting
cymbidiums, at 1 p.m. Winny
Stockwell will speak about making an
orchid corsage, at 2 p.m. Tom Mudge
will speak about how to make your
phalaenopsis happy and at 3 p.m.
Chris Mende will speak about slipper
orchids. For more information go to
‘Mavericks: Everest of the Seas’
Reception. Noon to 5 p.m. Coastal
Arts League Museum, 300 Main St.,
Half Moon Bay. Continues through
Feb. 24. Museum opens Thursday
through Monday during same hours.
For more information call 726-6335.
Timber Barons and Tree Huggers at
the History Museum. 1 p.m. Old
Courthouse, 2200 Broadway,
Redwood City. Author Sheri Jansen-
Olliges will discuss her new book,
‘Timber Barons to Tree Huggers: The
Story of Middleton’s Redwood
Community.’ Free with price of
admission to museum, $5 for adults
and $3 for seniors and students. For
more information call 299-0104.
Raptor Identification Workshop. 1
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sea Crest School, 901
Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay. Come
learn about the coastside birds of
prey: hawks, eagles, falcons, kits and
owls.We’ll study field marks, behavior,
ecology and migratory patterns. Learn
how to tell them apart and where to
find them. Suitable for beginning to
expert birders and families.Workshop
donation $15 for seniors, free for
children. For more information call
For more events visit
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school was faced with making a big
Under the federal No Child Left
Behind rules, a school not meeting the
achievement benchmarks is classified as
program improvement. When a school
goes into its fifth year of program
improvement, it must make some big
changes. One option was to create a
partnership. David Hutt, superintendent
of the San Bruno Park Elementary
School, reached out to Robert Ferrera,
director of the multisubject program at
Notre Dame de Namur, and suggested
the team work together.
As a result, Notre Dame students are
spending two semesters at the San Bruno
school. They work as student teachers
while supporting teachers who can
spend more time meeting individual
needs of students. Since partnering
together, the school has seen significant
changes — including a 50-point jump in
state testing scores. As a result of the
boost, the school is eligible to exit pro-
gram improvement in the fall if all tar-
gets are met this year.
Belle Air Principal Michael
Rothhammer pointed to a partnership
with Notre Dame de Namur University
as making a huge difference. By work-
ing together, each of the school’s 12
classrooms has both a teacher and stu-
dent teacher creating a lower teacher to
student ratio. It also creates an opportu-
nity to differentiate how topics are
taught to better meet the needs of indi-
vidual students.
Ferrera said the program has made
remarkable progress but still could be
For example, many changes were
made quickly.
Joanne Rossi, NDNU dean of the
school of education and leadership,
explained that the reading strategies at
the school we’re working at first. But,
without a foundation, there was no way
to know what changes needed to be
made or the impact of those changes.
Now there’s a new reading program,
concentrated efforts in language arts and
workshops to encourage parents to
become or remain involved in their chil-
dren’s education. There is also after-
school tutorial services provided by
NDNU School of Education undergrad-
uate students to continue to support stu-
dent achievement.
Parent Brenda Ramirez has noticed
the impact of the changes. She likes that
there is always a translator available for
families who speak Spanish, increasing
the comfort level of parents. Ramirez
also noticed increased collaboration
among teachers who are looking out for
all students, she said.
Teachers, both those working at the
school or helping through student teach-
ing, have also seen benefits.
Ellis, for example, was working one-
on-one with a child who missed an art
project Thursday morning while White
watched the children at recess outside.
Without extra help, that opportunity
wouldn’t be possible. White, on the
other hand, is seeing just how much
preparation and lesson planning goes
into everything in the classroom. She’s
also getting experience working with
students with a wide variety of back-
grounds — something she really wanted.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email:
heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105.
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efits have encroached on their pay.
Teachers are currently working without
a contract, which expired June 30.
“We are feeling overworked, under-
paid, unappreciated, mistrusted and just
plain disgruntled. There is a blanket of
non-support emanating from many of
the managers to whom we report,” said
Shelley Viviani, lead negotiator for the
teachers, who added that the employees
work with children who can be particu-
larly challenging.
The San Mateo County Office of
Education oversees court and communi-
ty schools while also serving many stu-
dents with special needs.
The Office of Education is working in
good faith with the teachers’ association
to conclude current contract negotia-
tions, according to a statement from
spokeswoman Nancy Magee.
“Although the parties are at an
impasse, the county office remains com-
mitted to bringing these negotiations to a
successful conclusion by producing a
contract that is fair, reasonable and fis-
cally responsible. From the beginning, it
has been our goal to achieve a contract
that both protects the interests of our
employees and the financial health and
the safe and efficient operation of the
county office.”
The district is offering a 1 percent, non
retroactive raise while the employees are
asking for a 9 percent salary boost and
full family health coverage, according to
teachers. In addition to the 1 percent
proposal, teachers claim the district is
seeking to decrease pay for work during
an extended school year.
While there hasn’t been an increase
since the 2007-08 school year, Viviani
said health costs have risen in that peri-
od resulting in a reduction in salary
ranging from 5 percent to 10 percent
depending on an employee’s benefits.
Teachers point to the district’s $56
million reserve, which they claim is too
large to not offer a better deal.
The average annual salary for teachers
within the district during the 2011-12
school year was $79,961, according to
the California Department of Education.
The lowest salary offered is $37,304 and
the highest is $89,124.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email:
heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105.
Continued from page 1
local public schools said, without a com-
mitment, families are forced to select a
school without knowing the Mandarin
program they desire will be there,
according to the Jan. 4 letter to the San
Mateo Union High School District
Board of Trustees.
Locally, the interest in Mandarin has
grown in recent years.
When immersion programs are start-
ed, districts often consider focusing on
either Spanish or Mandarin. Spanish is
often the chosen language because more
materials are available to start such a
The San Mateo-Foster City
Elementary School District was the most
recent district in San Mateo County to
start a Mandarin immersion program.
Mandarin classes were introduced at
College Park Elementary in San Mateo
in 2005 as an elective. It became so pop-
ular, students were interested in taking
the class a second and even a third time.
The interest got the district thinking
there was a growing demand. In the next
year, the program was extended into a
part-time option. Then the school slowly
started growing the immersion program,
which is now offered in all grades, from
preschool to fifth grade.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by email:
heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone:
(650) 344-5200 ext. 105.
Continued from page 1
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203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 518696
Christine Y. Tian
Petitioner, Christine Y. Tian filed a peti-
tion with this court for a decree changing
name as follows:
Present name: Ying Ying Tian, aka
Christine Jenck
Proposed name: Christine Ying Tian
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on February 26,
2013 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J , at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 01/03/2013
/s/ Robert D. Foiles /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 01/02/2013
(Published, 01/17/13, 01/24/13,
01/31/13, 02/07/13)
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Emerald Design, 703 Vernal
Way, EMERALD HILLS, CA 94062 is
hereby registered by the following own-
ers: Richard Haddock, same address,
Kathleen Haddock, same addres, Daniel
Chisholm 756 Sylvan Way, EMERALD
HILLS, CA 94062 and Sandra Chisholm
756 Sylvan way, EMERALD HILLS, CA
94062. The business is conducted by a
General Partnership. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Kathleen Haddock /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/15/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
The following person is doing business
as: United Donations Foundation, 130 W.
25th Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Marcos Rodriguez, 502 Chesterton Ave.,
Belmont, CA 94002 and Colin Jordan,
2849 Washington Ave., Redwood City,
CA 94061. The business is conducted by
a General Partnership The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on 12/18/2012.
/s/ Marcos Rodriguez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/10/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
203 Public Notices
CASE# CIV 518787
Eduardo Garcia Vera
Petitioner, Eduardo Garcia Vera filed a
petition with this court for a decree
changing name as follows:
Present name: Eduardo Garcia Vera
Proposed name: Eduardo Garcia
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear be-
fore this court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any, why the pe-
tition for change of name should not be
granted. Any person objecting to the
name changes described above must file
a written objection that includes the rea-
sons for the objection at least two court
days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing
to show cause why the petition should
not be granted. If no written objection is
timely filed, the court may grant the peti-
tion without a hearing. A HEARING on
the petition shall be held on February 22,
2013 at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, Room 2J, at
400 County Center, Redwood City, CA
94063. A copy of this Order to Show
Cause shall be published at least once
each week for four successive weeks pri-
or to the date set for hearing on the peti-
tion in the following newspaper of gener-
al circulation: Daily Journal
Filed: 12/31/2012
/s/ Mark R. Forcum /
Judge of the Superior Court
Dated: 12/31/2012
(Published, 01/03/13, 01/10/13,
01/17/13, 01/24/13)
The following person is doing business
as: SLS Worldwide Group, 961 Shoreline
Dr., SAN MATEO, CA 94404 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Steve
Z. Li, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Steve Z. Li /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/11/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: The Pawington, 116 Beacon St.,
hereby registered by the following owner:
The Pawington, LLC. The business is
conducted by a Limited Liability Compa-
ny. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on.
/s/ Natalie Poletti /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/31/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Fantastic Nails, 1685 Laurel St., SAN
CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Khoa Van Nguy-
en, 145 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA
95111. The business is conducted by an
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Khoa Van Nguyen /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/31/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Montgomery Nutrition, 244 Portola
Dr., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Julene
Montgomery, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Julene Montgomery /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/31/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Amber Mosaics, 5 Cirrus Ct., RED-
WOOD CITY, CA 94062 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Minal Jes-
wani, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Minal Jeswani /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/28/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Two on Three Consulting, 312 Del-
mar Way, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Christopher W. Lucey, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Christopher Lucey /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/19/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Honey Berry, 165 E. 4th Ave., SAN
MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered
by the following owner: IMO Desserts,
LLC. The business is conducted by a
Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Jason Wg /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/28/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Omega Tech, 130 W. 25th Ave., SAN
MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Marcos Rodri-
guez, 502 Chesterton Ave., Belmont, CA
94002 . The business is conducted by an
Individual The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Marcos Rodriguez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/28/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Smith Vector Industries, 130 W. 25th
Ave., SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Mar-
cos Rodriguez, 502 Chesterton Ave.,
Belmont, CA 94002 . The business is
conducted by an Individual The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 12/18/2013.
/s/ Marcos Rodriguez /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/10/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/03/12, 01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: D’amore Beauty, 409 South B
Street, 2nd Floor, SAN MATEO, CA
94401 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owners: Annette Yeung, 35 Reisel
Ave, Daly City, CA 94014. The business
is conducted by an individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 12/01/2012.
/s/ Annette Yeung/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/14/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: JLOPrete Design, 1944 Birch
Ave, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is here-
by registered by the following owners:
John Loprete, Same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 01/04/2013.
/s/ John Loprete/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/07/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
203 Public Notices
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Jenna MIchelle Photography,
1301 Palos Verdes Dr., Apt. 4, SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by
the following owners: Jenna Michelle
Roller, same address. The business is
conducted by an individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 12/09/2011.
/s/ JennaM. Roller/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/21/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Mermaid Inn, 727 El Camino
Real, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is here-
by registered by the following owners:
Mermaid Hotel Menlo Park, LLC, CA.
The business is conducted by a Limited
Liability Company. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 12/24/2011.
/s/ JennaM. Roller/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/03/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Video Loco, 132 North B St.,
SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Aldomi
Corporation, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on .
/s/ Guillermima Cabral /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/06/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: California Curling Supplies,
1962 Menalto Ave., #B, MENLO PARK,
CA 94025 is hereby registered by the
following owners: Jay Diamond, same
address. The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 03/01/2012.
/s/ Jay Diamond /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/04/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: C. H. Trading Co., 1241 S. Am-
phlett Blvd., SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Chong Sik Hwang, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 09/15/1983.
/s/ Chong Sik Hwang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following persons are doing busi-
ness as: Software Essentials, 2414 Ca-
sa Bona Ave., BELMONT, CA 94002 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Dave Warden, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 10/07/1994.
/s/ Dave Warden /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/10/13, 01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Meridian Points Therapy, 718 Willow
Rd., MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Dina
Woo, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on .
/s/ Dina Woo /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Dream, 905 S. Claremont St. SAN
MATEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered
by the following owners: Stacy Rhode,
812 10th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94402.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Stacy Rhodes /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/07/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
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203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Iverson Family Investment, LLC, 50
Woodside Plaza, Ste 517, REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94061 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Iverson Family In-
vestment, LLC, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Limited Liability Company.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Ann Iverson /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/14/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Estates Company, 533 Airport Blvd.
#400, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner: Di-
on Heffran, Po Box 527, BURLINGAME,
CA 94011 The business is conducted by
an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 1995.
/s/ Dion Heffran /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/31/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Simon Vision Institute, 950 Tower
Ln., Ste. 130, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Lasikplus Medical Associates,
INC, CA The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ George V. Simon /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/15/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/17/13, 01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
The following person is doing business
as: 1)Blu Marketing, 2)Blue Marketing,
3)Blu Marketing Solutions, 575 Chad-
bourne Avenue, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Antoni Kutulas, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on
/s/ Antoni Kutulas /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/22/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/23/13, 01/30/13, 02/06/13, 02/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Cherimoya Vietnamese Cafe, 283
Lorton Avenue, BURLINGAME, CA
94010 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Cherimoya, Inc., CA. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 01/01/2013.
/s/ Cindy Zhu /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/28/2012. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/23/13, 01/30/13, 02/06/13, 02/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: White Leaf, 1411 Avondale Road,
HILLSBOROUGH, CA 94010 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Pari
Amini, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Pari Amini /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/22/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Queen Bee Honey, 350 Laurel Ave-
nue, MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Dean-
na Stauffer, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on
/s/ Deanna Stauffer /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/22/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Galeottis Pizzeria, 3121 Jefferson
Ave., REDWOOD CITY, CA 94062 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Rob Hammond, 911 Emerald Hill Rd.
Redwood Ciy, CA 94061. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Rob Hammond/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/16/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Romana’s Fashion Design, 100 Sta-
nislans Ct., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Romana Majovsky, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Romana Majovsky /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/16/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Beyond Black, 525 Serra Dr., #2,
hereby registered by the following owner:
Amanda Castro, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 01/07/2013.
/s/ Amanda Castro /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/04/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Couture Costumes & Cosetry, 349
San Bruno Ave. BRISBANE, CA 94005
is hereby registered by the following
owner: Barbara Ebel, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on 01/02/2013.
/s/ Barbara Ebel /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/15/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Susys Photos, 426 Dehoff Cyn Rd.,
HALF MOON BAY, CA 94019 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Susan
Castoria, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Susan Castoria /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/03/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Mina, 2) Mina Shoes, 1150 El Ca-
mino Real #134 SAN BRUNO, CA 94066
is hereby registered by the following
owner: MIntek Import & Export, INC, CA.
The business is conducted by a Corpora-
tion. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Tony Wang /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/18/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Dela Clothing Company, 823 Com-
modore Dr., SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Ron Bender, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Ron Bender /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 01/22/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13, 02/14/13).
STATEMENT # M-246157
The following person has abandoned the
use of the fictitious business name: Meri-
dian Points Therapy, 1155 Crane St., #1,
MENLO PARK, CA 94025. The fictitious
business name referred to above was
filed in County on 8/10/2011. The busi-
ness was conducted by: Dina Woo, 1130
Laurel St. #3, MENLO PARK, CA 94025
/s/ Dina Woo /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo
County on 01/9/2013. (Published in the
San Mateo Daily Journal, 01/17/13,
01/24/13, 01/31/13, 02/07/13).
Margaret Jeanne Remirez
Case Number 122743
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, con-
tingent creditors, and persons who may
otherwise be interested in the will or es-
tate, or both, of: Margaret Jeanne Remir-
ez. A Petition for Probate has been filed
by Rita Herman in the Superior Court of
California, County of San Mateo. The
Petition for Probate requests that Rita
Herman be appointed as personal repre-
sentative to administer the estate of the
The petition requests the decedent’s will
and codicils, if any, be admitted to the
probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
The petition requests authority to admin-
ister the estate under the Independent
Administration of Estates Act. (This au-
thority will allow the personal representa-
tive to take many actions without obtain-
ing court approval. Before taking certain
very important actions, however, the per-
sonal representative will be required to
give notice to interested persons unless
they have waived notice or consented to
the proposed action.) The independent
administration authority will be granted
unless an interested person files an ob-
jection to the petition and shows good
cause why the court should not grant the
A hearing on the petition will be held in
this court as follows: March 04, 2013 at
9:00 a.m., Superior Court of California,
County of San Mateo, 400 County Cen-
ter, Redwood City, CA 94063. If you ob-
ject to the granting of the petition, you
should appear at the hearing and state
your objections or file written objections
with the court before the hearing. Your
appearance may be in person or by your
attorney. If you are a creditor or a con-
tingent creditor of the decedent, you
must file your claim with the court and
mail a copy to the personal representa-
tive appointed by the court within four
months from the date of first issuance of
letters as provided in Probate Code sec-
tion 9100. The time for filing claims will
not expire before four months from the
hearing date noticed above. You may
examine the file kept by the court. If you
203 Public Notices
are a person interested in the estate, you
may file with the court a Request for
Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing
of an inventory and appraisal of estate
assets or of any petition or account as
provided in Probate Code section 1250.
A Request for Special Notice form is
available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Kay Carolyn Mears
Mears Law Offices
Po Box 1327
(650) 363-8575
Dated: November 30, 2013
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
on January 24, 31, February 7, 2013.
210 Lost & Found
FOUND- LITTLE tan male chihuahua,
Found on Davit Street in Redwood
Shores Tuesday, August 28th. Please
call (650)533-9942
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
SSF, tan color, 12 lbs., scar on stomach
from being spade, $300. REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST ON Christmas Eve in the Broad-
way/Laguna Ave. area of Burlingame:
Diamond & emerald gold bangle brace-
let, Very sentimental. Reward Offered.
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
RING FOUND Tue. Oct 23 2012 in Mill-
brae call (650)464-9359
294 Baby Stuff
BABY BASSINET - like new,
music/light/vibrates, $75., SOLD!
like new, $40., SOLD!
NURSERY SET - 6 piece nursery set -
$25., (650)341-1861
295 Art
WALL ART, from Pier 1, indoor/outdoor,
$15. Very nice! (650)290-1960
296 Appliances
HAIR DRYER, Salon Master, $10.
condition. 3 speed. $35. (650)854-4109
top, white, good condition, $40 obo
(650) 355-8464
KRUPS COFFEE maker $20,
canner 4qt. $25. 415 333-8540
RADIATOR HEATER - DeLonghi, 1500
watts, oil filled, almost new, $30.,
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
good $95 (650)333-4400
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, side-by-
side, free, needs compressor, (650)726-
ROTISSERIE GE, US Made, IN-door or
out door, Holds large turkey 24” wide,
Like new, $80, OBO (650)344-8549
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12
296 Appliances
SLICING MACHINE Stainless steel,
electric, almost new, excellent condition,
$50 (650)341-1628
great for college dorm, $25 obo
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
T.V. 19" Color3000, RCA, w/remote
$25 obo (650)515-2605
TABLE TOP refrigerator 1.8 cubic feet
brown in color, $45, call (650)591-3313
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
WATER HEATER $75, (650)333-4400
297 Bicycles
BIKE RACK Roof mounted, holds up to
4 bikes, $65 (650)594-1494
298 Collectibles
100 USED European (33) and U.S. (67)
Postage Stamps. Most issued before
World War II. All different and all detach-
ed from envelopes. $6.00, 650-787-
15 HARDCOVERS WWII - new condi-
tion, $80.obo, (650)345-5502
1940 VINTAGE telephone guaranty
bench Salem hardrock maple excellent
condition $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 FIGURINES - 1 dancing couple, 1
clown face. both $15. (650)364-0902
49ERS MEMORBILIA - superbowl pro-
grams from the 80’s, books, sports
cards, game programs, $50. for all, obo,
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
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
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!
PS3 BLACK headset $50 (650)771-0351
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
Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Polynesian
6 Early Democrat’s
10 Diary closer
14 Pump name
15 Premoistened
16 Still-life subject
17 Luminous
Spanish king?
19 Practitioner of
20 Lassie’s “In a
pig’s eye!”
21 Monopolize
22 Seed source of
23 Back-of-the-book
27 Bloodhound’s
29 Chart containing
only threes?
31 Salt’s “Halt!”
35 Flat hat
36 Like a comics
37 Close tightly, as
one’s hand
38 Groggy response
40 “Welcome to
42 Seldom seen, to
43 Grinch portrayer
45 Myrna’s “Thin
Man” role
47 KoKo or Yum-
Yum, in Lilian
Jackson Braun
48 Plus
49 Turkish sty
51 Bulldogs’ home
53 Seven-time MLB
All-Star Soriano
54 Fair
57 Sighing sounds
59 Consume
60 Bee’s charge
61 Rock in actress
Susan’s path,
66 Hon
67 Lang of
68 “Monster” (2003)
69 Like many LAX
70 First place?
71 Trap
1 Large body of eau
2 Dismiss
3 Acne treatment
4 Longtime “60
Minutes” pundit
5 Babies
6 Teens conflict,
7 Up in the air
8 Droid alternative
9 Day one,
10 Casual greeting
11 One who might
get caught off
12 Company with a
13 __ fixe
18 Took out in
handcuffs, say
23 1971 prison riot
24 Works on stage
25 Expresses
26 Biblical brother
28 ESPN reporter
30 Sierra __
32 Analgesic brand
33 Skinny types
34 “Oh, really?”
37 Itinerant Yuletide
39 How owls know
when mice are
41 Georgetown
44 LAX posting
46 Business matters
49 Execute, in old
50 Deep-dish
comfort food
52 Soup dispenser
54 Author Picoult
55 Supported by
56 Bank deposit
58 Last word on
New Year’s Eve?
62 Brown in a bed
63 Loan no.
64 Old French coin
65 Upholsterer’s
By Michael Sharp
(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
304 Furniture
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
lead crystal, with 24 carot guilding, model
# B8640, beautiful, $50., (650)315-5902
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
$50., SOLD!
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft
fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too
noticeable. 650-303-6002
DINETTE TABLE - pedastal, 42” round,
4 chairs & a leaf, $250., (650)888-9115
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 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,
304 Furniture
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
LOVESEAT - 60” length, reupholstered
appoximately 4 yrs. ago in pink & white
toile, $75., (650)231-8009
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
Six Matching Oak chairs and Leaf. $350,
Cash Only, (650)851-1045
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with
pen holder and paper holder. Brand new,
in the box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
- $65., (650)347-8061
RATTAN PAPASAN Chair with Brown
cushion excellent shape $45
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vi-
nyl medium brown $70, (650)368-3037
trim, 42”H, 27” W, $30., (650)593-0893
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
304 Furniture
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) 12x36”, SOLD!
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
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, SOLD!
TABLE SAW 10", very good condition
$85. (650) 787-8219
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
DRAFTING TABLE - 60” x 40” tilt top,
with 3 full sets of professional ruling
arms, great deal, $50. all, (650)315-5902
$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
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
310 Misc. For Sale
PH Balance water, with anti-oxident
properties, good for home or office, new,
$100., (650)619-9203.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
ments, bulbs, lights, SOLD!
BABY BJORN potty & toilet trainer, in
perfect cond., $15 each (650)595-3933
BARBIE BEACH vacation & Barbie prin-
cess bride computer games $15 each,
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BOOK “NATIONAL Geographic” Nation-
al Air Museums, $15 (408)249-3858
CAMEL BACK antique trunk, wooden
liner $100 (650)580-3316
CARRY ON suitcase, wheels, many
compartments, exel,Only $20,
CEILING FAN - 42”, color of blades
chalk, in perfect condition, $40.,
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
used $8., (408)249-3858
GEORGE Magazines, 30, all intact
$50/all OBO. (650)574-3229, Foster City
Current authors, $2. each (10),
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HOBBY TABLE for Slot cars, Race cars,
or Trains 10' by 4'. Folds in half $99
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
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
310 Misc. For Sale
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
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,
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
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
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!
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
31 Thursday • Jan. 24, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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
Genuine cow leather, tan color, $75.,
MENS JEANS (8) Brand names verious
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $99 for
all (650)347-5104
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
$25., 650-364-0902
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red (tag on) Reg. price
$200 selling for $59 (650)692-3260
SNOW BOOTS, MEN'S size 12. Brand
New, Thermolite brand,(with zippers),
black, $18. (510) 527-6602
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
317 Building Materials
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 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
2939 Dolores way,
Furniture, collectable,
sporting goods,
electronics, plants, etc.,
Sunday, Jan. 27th
11AM - 3PM
Saturday, Feb. 2nd,
11AM - 3PM
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
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sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
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Reach over 76,500 readers
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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
345 Medical Equipment
Health-O-Meter, great condition, RWC,
$49., (650)365-1797
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
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in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
428 R.E. Wanted to Buy
WANTED Studio or 1 Bedroom, Penin-
sula Area, All Cash, Po Box 162,
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650) 591-4046
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49-59 daily + tax
$294-$322 weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
‘93 FLEETWOOD Chrome wheels Grey
leather interior 237k miles Sedan $ 1,800
or Trade, Good Condition (650)481-5296
Don’t lose money
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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
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
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
670 Auto Parts
1974 OWNERS MANUAL - Mercedes
280, 230 - like new condition, $20., San
Bruno, (650)588-1946
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
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Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
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Reach 76,500 drivers
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Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
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Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
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Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
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Additions & Carpentry,
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Structural repair, Termite &
Dry Rot Repair, Electrical,
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650 868 - 8492
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Construction Construction Decks & Fences
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Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
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electrical needs
Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
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Call (650)630-0116
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Sean (415)707-9127
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• For both residential or commercial
• 80 selected colors
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for custom color matches
Lic# 106426
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Plumbing Fixtures Fine Tile
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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
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Call Mario Cubias for Free Estimates
Lic.# 955492
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Satisfying customers with world-
class service and products since
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home of your dreams. Please
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Window Fashions
247 California Dr
Burlingame • 650-348-1268
990 Industrial Rd Ste 106
San Carlos • 650-508-8518
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Window Washing
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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
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in their advertisements that they are not
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Software, hardware issues,viruses,
updates, upgrades, optimization &
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Dental Services
Family Dentistry &
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320 N. San Mateo Dr. Ste 2
San Mateo
Valerie de Leon, DDS
Implant, Cosmetic and
Family Dentistry
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15 El Camino Real,
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1400 Broadway
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slides away to reveal a bar.
Neuman was amazed at how much more
spacious and airy the demonstration apart-
ment felt than his own flat.
“If they hooked up the cable and plumbing,
I’d move in tomorrow,” Neuman said during a
walk-through of the exhibit with a reporter.
“You could actually have a cocktail party in
there without it feeling like the subway at rush
Other amenities in the 12-foot-by-24-foot
model include a cute bathroom that is 5 feet 9
inches by 7 feet 9 inches, a refrigerator and
separate freezer tucked under the counter, and
the holy grail of New York apartments, a dish-
washer. The Murphy bed, like most of the fea-
tures, glides out with only a light touch of the
“It’s almost like a space shuttle or an ocean
liner in how it’s designed,” said Donald
Albrecht, the co-curator of the exhibition.
On Manhattan’s west side, it doesn’t take
long for 67-year-old school finance director
Jack Sproule to give a tour of the studio apart-
ment he owns with his wife. At 290 square
feet, there’s just enough room for the bed that
folds into the wall, a kitchenette and an ade-
quately appointed bathroom, which Sproule
jokes is the only place to escape when there’s
an argument.
But the signature feature is the picture win-
dow at the far end of the unit.
“Look at that view,” Linda Sproule said,
pointing to the sprawling expanse of Central
Park, with the reservoir, the great lawn and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in the distance.
The let’s-get-small initiative taps into that
trade off — an ultra-tiny apartment for the
opportunity to live in one of the world’s great
It grew out of a confluence of sobering sta-
tistics. New York City, which already has 8.2
million people, is projected to grow by about
600,000 people by 2030. A third of the city’s
households consist of just one person, a per-
centage that climbs to 46 percent on the island
of Manhattan. Residents face average market-
value rents of $2,000 a month for a studio
apartment and $2,700 a month for a one-bed-
Newly constructed tiny apartments, depend-
ing on location, are expected to go for the
price of a current studio but would have the
added state-of-the-art amenities.
Sproule said living small has personal ben-
“It helps us focus on one another,” he said.
Without a lot of maintenance, “it’s amazing
how much free time we have to be with one
another. It also allows us to explore New York
Neuman would not say how much he pays
for his tiny studio, other than it is less than
market value for his neighborhood.
After five years of living there, claustropho-
bia has been replaced by a much different fear.
“Maybe every two years I have some ver-
sion of an anxiety dream where my apartment
is enormous,” Neuman said. “It completely
terrifies me.”
Continued from page 24
“The neighbors have had reason to com-
plain, especially when their driveways get
blocked,” Deputy Mayor Robert Ross told the
Daily Journal yesterday. “But the church has
been a big and positive part of the community
for a long time and its current facilities are
The church has been planning to expand its
campus since 2006 and first came to the city
with an application in 2009. But the Planning
Commission has consistently recommended
the council to not approve the expansion
plans, including the current project the coun-
cil approved Tuesday night.
“The council heard how the project would
create improved conditions for the church, its
students and neighbors,” said Brian Swartz,
the church’s project manager.
Church officials agreed to new project con-
ditions including having a parking monitor on
Aragon Boulevard and tightening the hours of
operation for the gymnasium, Swartz said.
Since the land the church sits on is techni-
cally zoned residential, the church is consid-
ered a legal non-conforming use which will
require the issuance of special-use permits for
the project to proceed.
The church will first add about 100 parking
spaces to the campus before applying for a
building permit for gymnasium construction,
Swartz said.
Church officials will meet this week to ham-
mer out a schedule, he said.
Traffic studies helped sway the council,
which indicated the use of the gymnasium
would not add significant traffic or be a bur-
den on parking for nearby residences.
“I think the project works well for the com-
munity. It gives certainty for what can be
expected in the future,” Councilman Jack
Matthews said.
With traffic and parking being monitored
every six months, Matthews said, the church
will have an incentive to not be a burden on
the neighborhood. If the church does not meet
the council’s conditions for approvals, it could
be denied special-use permits in the future for
any of its annual fundraising events, Matthews
The conditions will prevent the church from
using the gymnasium during mass, for exam-
ple, so there will be no competition for park-
ing, Matthews said.
The proposal includes an addition of 108
new parking spaces on site, for a total of 306,
and construction of a new gymnasium with
approximately 12,000 square feet in overall
floor area.
“The parking plan, it will be a tight fit but it
definitely can be done,” Ross said. “The loca-
tion of the gymnasium shouldn’t bother
neighbors as much as they fear.”
The new gym will face El Camino Real.
The site, bounded by Notre Dame Avenue
and Aragon Boulevard on El Camino Real,
currently has parking for only 198 vehicles.
After the church completes the project,
those who continue to block driveways in the
adjacent neighborhood will face warnings and
harsher penalties, Ross said.
The project includes a master plan to regu-
late the allowable uses on the site including:
limiting the use of the gymnasium to athletic
events related solely to St. Matthew School;
restrictions to prohibit the simultaneous use of
the gymnasium and existing auditorium; limi-
tations on the number of special events held
annually on the site; and a requirement for
police officer patrol in the neighborhood dur-
ing special events to enforce traffic and park-
ing violations.
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Wednesday for the first time that it pulled
the families of its diplomats out of Syria
long ago, and rejected suggestions that
the recent evacuation of dozens of its cit-
izens marks the start of a larger rescue
Inside Syria, fighting between rebels
and forces loyal to President Bashar
Assad raged around the capital Damascus
and in the north of the country, killing at
least 60 people, including six members of
a single family who died in a government
rocket attack, activists said.
Russia, a close Damascus ally for
decades, has continued to be the main
protector of the Assad regime since the
start of the Syrian uprising, shielding it
from U.N. sanctions over a bloody crack-
down. Moscow also continued to provide
Assad with weapons even as the uprising
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Despite the escalating violence in Syria,
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
sought to play down the significance of
the 77 Russian citizens who fled Syria a
day earlier and returned to Moscow on
two flights on Wednesday.
Around the world
By Lolita C. Baldor
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon
is lifting its ban on women serving
in combat, opening hundreds of
thousands of front-line positions
and potentially elite commando
jobs after generations of limits on
their service, defense officials said
The changes, set to be announced
Thursday by Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta, will not happen
overnight. The services must now
develop plans for allowing women
to seek the combat positions, a sen-
ior military official said. Some jobs
may open as soon as this year, while
assessments for others, such as spe-
cial operations forces, including
Navy SEALS and the Army’s Delta
Force, may take longer. The servic-
es will have until January 2016 to
make a case to that some positions
should remain closed to women.
The groundbreaking move rec-
ommended by the Joint Chiefs of
Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibit-
ing women from being assigned to
smaller ground combat units.
Officials briefed the Associated
Press on the changes on condition
of anonymity so they could speak
ahead of the official announcement.
There long has been opposition to
putting women in combat, based on
questions of whether they have the
necessary strength and stamina for
certain jobs, or whether their pres-
ence might hurt unit cohesion.
But as news of Panetta’s expected
order got out, members of
Congress, including the Senate
Armed Services Committee chair-
man, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,
announced their support.
“It reflects the reality of 21st cen-
tury military operations,” Levin
Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma,
who will be the top Republican on
the Armed Services panel, said,
however, that he does not believe
this will be a broad opening of com-
bat roles for women because there
are practical barriers that have to be
overcome in order to protect the
safety and privacy of all members of
the military.
Panetta’s move comes in his final
weeks as Pentagon chief and just
days after President Barack
Obama’s inaugural speech in which
he spoke passionately about equal
rights for all. The new order
expands the department’s action of
nearly a year ago to open about
14,500 combat positions to women,
nearly all of them in the Army.
Panetta’s decision could open more
than 230,000 jobs, many in Army
and Marine infantry units, to
In addition to questions of
strength and performance, there
also have been suggestions that the
American public would not tolerate
large numbers of women being
killed in war.
Under the 1994 Pentagon policy,
women were prohibited from being
assigned to ground combat units
below the brigade level. A brigade is
roughly 3,500 troops split into sev-
eral battalions of about 800 soldiers
each. Historically, brigades were
based farther from the front lines
and they often included top com-
mand and support staff.
The necessities of combat in Iraq
and Afghanistan, however, pro-
pelled women into jobs as medics,
military police and intelligence offi-
cers that were sometimes attached
— but not formally assigned — to
battalions. So while a woman
couldn’t be assigned as an infantry-
man in a battalion going out on
patrol, she could fly the helicopter
supporting the unit, or move in to
provide medical aid if troops were
Pentagon opens combat roles to women
U.S.Army convoys are given a thumbs-up from a female soldier after crossing into Kuwait during the last convoy
out of Iraq.
By Matthew Lee
and Donna Casata
WASHINGTON — Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton
delivered fiery rejoinders
Wednesday to Republican critics of
the Obama administration’s han-
dling of the deadly attack on a U.S.
mission in Benghazi, facing off
with lawmakers who included
potential 2016 presidential rivals.
At times emotional and frequent-
ly combative, Clinton rejected GOP
suggestions in two congressional
hearings that the administration
tried to mislead
the country
about the Sept.
11 attack that
killed Chris
Stevens, the
U.S. ambassa-
dor to Libya,
and three other
Americans. She
insisted the
State Department is moving swiftly
and aggressively to strengthen
security at diplomatic posts world-
In her last formal testimony
before Congress as America’s top
diplomat — but perhaps not her last
time on the political stage —
Clinton once again took responsi-
bility for the department’s missteps
and failures leading up to the
assault. But she also said that
requests for more security at the
diplomatic mission in Benghazi
didn’t reach her desk, and reminded
lawmakers that they have a respon-
sibility to fund security-related
budget requests.
Three weeks after her release
from a New York hospital — admit-
ted for complications after a con-
cussion — Clinton was at times
defiant, complimentary and willing
to chastise lawmakers during more
than 5 1/2 hours of testimony
before two separate committees.
She tangled with some who could
be rivals in 2016 if she decides to
seek the presidency again.
Her voice cracking at one point,
Clinton said the attack and the
aftermath were highly personal
tragedies for the families of the vic-
tims who died — Stevens, Sean
Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen
Doherty — as well as herself.
“I stood next to President Obama
as the Marines carried those flag-
draped caskets off the plane at
Andrews. I put my arms around the
mothers and fathers, sisters and
brothers, sons and daughters and
the wives left alone to raise their
children,” she told the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee at a
packed hearing.
Clearly annoyed with Republican
complaints about the initial expla-
nation for the attack, she rose to the
defense of U.N. Ambassador Susan
Rice, who was vilified for widely
debunked claims five days after the
attack that protests precipitated the
raid rather than terrorism.
Clinton said, “People were trying
in real time to get to the best infor-
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