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Monday • March 4, 2013 • Vol XII, Edition 170
By Heather Murtagh
Purchasing land to provide a new
home for Peninsula High School
and the San Mateo Union High
School District office is the prefer-
ence for Superintendent Scott
Laurence, but he’ll need time to
conduct a search.
Discussions of moving the alter-
native school from its current loca-
tion — housed at aging facilities on
the campus of the former Crestmoor
High School in San Bruno — start-
ed early last year. On Thursday,
March 7, the Board of Trustees will
hold a special meeting at the Aragon
Theater to discuss other options to
house the alternative school and dis-
trict office, on Delaware Street in
San Mateo. The board will review
the specific space needs for the two
different uses, the options previous-
ly discussed, and Laurence’s recom-
mendation moving forward. He’s
asking the board to give him six
months to look at land options. If
nothing suitable emerges, he is sug-
gesting that the district reconsider
and discuss if a new Peninsula
should be built on San Mateo High
School’s property on Delaware
Street and Poplar Avenue.
“My first priority is to find prop-
erty,” said Laurence.
The goal has been to move
Peninsula to a central location.
Generally, Laurence will be inter-
ested in land between Millbrae
Avenue and State Route 92, El
Camino Real and Highway 101.
Finding a spot within that area
would cut down on travel time for
students, who often spend one to
two hours daily on the bus, said
Land acquisition could mean buy-
ing separate parcels for the two
goals or possibly one for both.
A recent polling of Peninsula stu-
dents found that 86 percent take the
bus to attend school and 68 percent
live in Burlingame, Foster City or
San Mateo, according to a staff
report. The travel time for a student
each way can range from an hour to
100 minutes depending on if he or
Land sought for school move
SMUHSD superintendent seeks location for alternative high school, district office
See MOVE, Page 20
By Michelle Durand
San Carlos Mayor Matt Grocott
has an idea of how the city can but-
ton up its identity following a series
of service outsourcing moves —
Actually, Grocott is also thinking
hats or polos as long as they have
the city emblem and possibly its
motto “The city of good living.” The
attire would be handed out to every
official, appointee and employee as
a way to encourage the sense that
San Carlos is a team rather than a
city of piecemeal providers and sep-
arate governmental bodies.
“It could show that we’re really
all on one team,”
Grocott said.
The items
would not be a
mandated uni-
form but simply
a piece of cloth-
ing to be worn
as the owner
chooses, partic-
ularly when rep-
resenting the city at regional meet-
ings or local events like Hometown
Days. The shirt, jacket, sweatshirt or
whatever is chosen could be given to
officials or employees when they
join the city as part of a welcome
Mayor suggests
city T-shirts to
improve identity
Matt Grocott
See SHIRTS, Page 19
By Sally Schilling
It has been strange for Daniella
McBride to watch herself on televi-
sion, but the Belmont native says
going on ABC’s reality show “The
Bachelor” was a gift.
McBride was recently eliminated
from the show, on which 25 women
compete for a marriage proposal
from one attractive bachelor.
As someone with a longtime
interest in the entertainment indus-
try, she was drawn to “The
Bachelor,” which has been running
for more than 10 years.
“I always thought the show was
pretty interesting,” she said.
McBride is a talent recruiter in
San Francisco who previously
interned with famous television per-
sonality and “American Idol” host
Belmont’s bachelorette
Local takes a spin on TV’s ‘The Bachelor’
A weekly look at the people who
shape our community
See MCBRIDE, Page 19
Local company leads
U.S. in online camera
equipment rentals
By Bill Silverfarb
It was an idea given almost in
“jest” when Mark Gurevich’s mom
told her son and best friend from
middle school that they should con-
sider buying camera equipment to
rent out to others as a way to make
Keeping up with demand
Borrowlenses.com employee Austin Hill cleans some camera lenses at the company’s warehouse in San Carlos.
Below, Borrowlenses.com co-founder Max Shevyakov has seen his company grow to be the leader in online
camera equipment rentals.
See CAMERA, Page 20
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Gay rights activist
Chaz Bono is 44.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The Constitution of the United States went
into effect as the first Federal Congress
met in New York. (The lawmakers then
adjourned for lack of a quorum.)
“It is almost impossible to state
what one in fact believes, because it
is almost impossible to hold a belief
and to define it at the same time.”
— William Carlos Williams (1883-1963).
Actress Paula
Prentiss is 75.
Actress Jenna
Boyd is 20.
In other news ...
Nationalist Party supporters celebrate after an address by party leader and Malta’s Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi at a mass
rally in Sliema, outside Valletta, Sunday. National elections will take place in Malta March 9, with the opposition Labour Party
ahead of the governing Nationalist Party in opinion polls, according to local media.
Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning then
becoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10
to 15 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. Lows near
40. West winds 5 to 10 mph...Becoming
southeast after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain.
Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain
30 percent.
Tuesday night: Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest
winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
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the lower 50s.
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showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Gold Rush,No.
1, in first place; Hot Shot, No. 3, in second place;
and Winning Spirit, No.9, in third place.The race
time was clocked at 1:41.79.
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Answer: They needed one when they filmed the movie’s
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Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
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by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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Today’s Highlight in History:
On March 4, 1913, Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the
28th president of the United States, succeeding President
William Howard Taft.
On this date:
In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
In 1813, President James Madison was inaugurated for a sec-
ond term of office.
In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th presi-
dent of the United States. The U.S. Government Printing Office
began operation. The Confederate States of America adopted
as its flag the original version of the Stars and Bars.
In 1888, legendary college football coach Knute Rockne was
born in Voss, Norway.
In 1913, just before leaving office, President William Howard
Taft signed legislation replacing the Department of Commerce
and Labor with separate Departments of Commerce and Labor.
The “Buffalo nickel” officially went into circulation.
In 1943, “Mrs. Miniver” won six Academy Awards, including
best picture and best actress for Greer Garson (whose 5 1/2-
minute acceptance speech became the butt of industry jokes).
James Cagney won best actor for “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
In 1952, Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in San
Fernando Valley, Calif.
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the
Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had
“deteriorated” into an arms-for-hostages deal.
Ten years ago: The Army’s oldest armored division, “Old
Ironsides,” got orders to head for the Persian Gulf as the total
of U.S. land, sea and air forces arrayed against Iraq or prepar-
ing to go neared 300,000.
Movie director Adrian Lyne is 72. Rock musician Chris Squire
(Yes) is 65. Singer Shakin’ Stevens is 65. Author James Ellroy is
65. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 63. Actor Ronn Moss is 61. Actress
Kay Lenz is 60. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 59. Actress Patricia
Heaton is 55. Rock musician Jason Newsted is 50. Actress Stacy
Edwards is 48. Rapper Grand Puba is 47. Actress Patsy Kensit is
45. Actor Nick Stabile (stah-BEEL’) is 43. Rock musician Fergal
Lawler (The Cranberries) is 42. Jazz musician Jason Marsalis is
36. Actress Jessica Heap is 30. TV personality Whitney Port is
28. Actress Margo Harshman is 27. Actor Joshua Bowman is 25.
Actress Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) is 23.
Bay Bridge prepares to shine
SAN FRANCISCO — After more
than 75 years in the shadow of its glam-
orous cousin, San Francisco’s “other”
bridge is getting a chance to shine.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay
Bridge has been turned into the latest —
and by far the biggest — backdrop for
New York artist Leo Villareal, who has
individually programmed 25,000 white
lights spaced a foot apart on 300 of the
span’s vertical cables to create what is
being billed as the world’s largest illu-
minated sculpture.
Villareal, 46, whose previous installa-
tions have included an underground
walkway at the National Gallery of Art
and the Bleecker Street subway station
in Manhattan, is scheduled to flip the
switch on “The Bay Lights” with a click
of his laptop computer on Tuesday at 9
p.m. Donors attending a private water-
front reception will see it set to music,
but the work, which uses sequences of
shifting light to produce an almost-infi-
nite array of abstract patterns, will be
visible to anyone with a view of the
western half of the bridge for at least the
next two years.
“People are attracted to light and they
will respond in a variety of ways, even
if they don’t know anything about art,
programming or technology,” he said
one evening late last month while fine-
tuning the shimmering display from a
pier next to San Francisco’s Ferry
Building. “It’s really a wonderful piece
of public art.”
For Ben Davis, a San Francisco public
relations and communications profes-
sional who conceived of the idea of turn-
ing the busy Bay Bridge into a 1.8-mile-
long canvas, the $8 million project rep-
resents a long-overdue celebration of a
conduit that has been eclipsed by the
Golden Gate Bridge almost from the
time its concrete set. It opened to great
acclaim in November 1936 — at the
time it was the world’s longest and most
expensive bridge — but lost the lime-
light with the opening of the majestic
Golden Gate five months later.
“Those bridges are sort of like twins,
one very beautiful, one very hard-work-
ing,” said Davis, whose interest in the
Bay Bridge was sparked by his firm’s
work promoting the soon-to-be-com-
pleted rebuilding of the bridge’s earth-
quake-damaged eastern span. “For 75
years, the Bay Bridge has had this pleas-
ure of being able to see the Golden Gate
Bridge. Now, we are giving its sister
something really beautiful to look at for
a while.”
Villareal, who studied sculpture at
Yale and completed a graduate program
in interactive telecommunications at
New York University’s Tisch School of
the Arts, “Bay Lights” has represented a
sort of homecoming. After graduate
school, he spent three years at Interval
Research, a Silicon Valley think tank
spearheaded by Microsoft cofounder
Paul Allen.
But it was at Burning Man, the annual
art and music festival in Nevada’s Black
Rock Desert, that the artist found his
medium. In 1997, he built a light sculp-
ture as homecoming beacon for his
tribe’s camp site. In the years since, his
creations have been featured in galleries
and museums around the world,
although he still sits on the festival’s
board and attends every summer.
“People focus a lot on the lights, but in
a way the most interesting thing about
his work is that it’s really dealing with
algorithms, it’s really about emerging
software, unpredictable software,” said
Steven Johnson, author of “Where Good
Ideas Come From: The Natural History
of Innovation” and a longtime friend of
Villareal’s. “Because of technology and
software really being so central to the
Bay Area, to have its great epic urban art
project be fundamentally all about code,
it’s just pretty a much a marriage made
in heaven.”
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Al Stanley Jim Esenwen
Family Owned & Operated
Established: 1949
he change for using the nickelodeon
from silent movies to talkies was fast
in the first quarter of the 1900s. The
nickelodeon flourished from 1905 to 1915 and
it changed the leisure habits of the nation. The
term nickelodeon was first used in 1888 by
Austin’s Nickelodeon in Boston, Mass. and
related to the price of the movie, a nickel, and
a covered building, Odeon. On June 19, 1905,
two men opened a small storefront movie
house called The Nickelodeon, in Smithfield,
Penn., that was devoted entirely to movie pic-
tures. Earlier, these 10- to 15-minute films
were shown as a part of vaudeville shows.
This nickelodeon became an immediate suc-
cess and became imitated throughout the
country. In 1907 and 1908, the show houses
doubled to around 8,000, and it was estimated
that by 1910 as many as 26 million people
visited these theaters every week. Success,
however, was their downfall and the public
demanded more and longer films, and better
buildings to watch them in. The 10- to 15-
minute film became obsolete and this huge
competition began the era of ‘movie palaces’
and fabulous talent to satisfy the “moviego-
Drive-Ins in San Mateo County:
• The Geneva Drive-In opened at 2150
Geneva Ave., in San Mateo County near the
Cow Palace. It had 10 acres with the screen
500 feet from the projection booth. The pro-
jection booth was placed beneath the old sta-
dium seats that were used when an auto race
track was on the site. Two more screens were
added in the 1970s as the public responded
favorably to the cheap prices and the fact that
the family didn’t have to dress up. The family
loaded all of its kids, and sometimes the
neighbors’ kids, packed the car with pop and
food (although there was a concession stand
at the site), threw in blankets and pillows for
the kids that went to sleep, and went to spend
a evening of pleasure. The Geneva Drive-In
closed September 1998.
• Mission Drive-In opened at 5500 Mission
St. in Daly City actually at Guttenberg Street
in Daly City. They thought the San Francisco
address would draw in more customers. It
opened May 2, 1951; closed Oct. 5, 1976 due
to rowdy crowds.
• Starlite Drive-In at 30 S. Linden Ave. and
South Canal Street (by Lindenville housing)
in South San Francisco. It opened Aug. 19,
1947 with 150 to 200 sites. The day of dress-
ing up to go to a movie was over. Bring the
kids, all for one price. It was torn down and
later the Spruce Drive-In opened to the north.
On May 10, 1966, the Spruce Drive-In
opened behind the South San Francisco
Lumber Co. at 55 Spruce Ave. The South San
Francisco Fire Department has a facility there
• El Rancho Drive-In at 517 Hickey Blvd. in
South San Francisco opened March 26, 1949.
“Wings” were added to the original screen to
show wide-screen films. Sound was broadcast
over FM radio thus they got rid of the indi-
vidual car speakers hung onto the door of the
car. A second screen was added by 1975 but
usually older films were shown. By the 1980s,
the drive-in was closed and housing was built
on the site.
• UA Cinemas 4 opened at Tanforan
Shopping Center Dec. 19, 1974. It was short-
• At 10 Noor Ave. in South San Francisco,
Century 8 opened June 3, 1985 but it was shut
down by 2008.
• The Century 14 in Tanforan Shopping
Center opened to satisfy the movie-going
public with a choice of many movies at once.
• Century Twenty 1901 on Junipero Serra
Boulevard opened June 21, 2002.
• Serramonte 6 (American Multi-Cinema)
at 4915 Junipero Serra Blvd. It opened March
22, 1972 with a seating capacity of 1,700. It
was the first six-plex in the Bay Area. It
closed in December 1996.
• ABC Theater’s Plaza I and 2 at 311
Serramonte Plaza. It was a twin operation
with two spacious auditoriums. It closed
Nickelodeon, Drive-In movie theaters, etc...
Daly City had a nickelodeon (left) at the “Top of the Hill”in the early 1900s.
See HISTORY, Page 19
Arrest. A woman was arrested for driving
without a license on Old County Road and
Masonic Way before 10:57 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 21.
Arrest. A man was arrested for driving with-
out a license on Ralston and Sixth avenues
before 10:22 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
Theft. An iPad was stolen on Alameda de las
Pulgas before 8:14 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Fraud. A check was forged on Ralston
Avenue before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Feb.
Theft. A person’s identity was fraudulently
used to file tax returns on Portofino Lane
before 3:07 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.
Reckless driver. A person swerved around
four vehicles on Highway 92 before 8:49 p.m.
on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Theft. Items were stolen from a home that
was under construction on Cabot Lane before
11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Burglary. Someone reported a burglary on
the 900 block of Holly Street before 1:19 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22.
Burglary. Someone reported a burglary on
the 1700 block of White Oak Way before 7:54
a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.
Police reports
Company car caper
A company car was stolen by an employ-
ee on the 800 block of Mahler Road in
Burlingame before 11:48 a.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 20.
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Leno Freschet
Beloved husband and cherished father,
grandfather, and great grandfather, Leno
passed away on Feb. 28, 2013. A native of San
Mateo born on Feb.11, 1927, Leno was devot-
ed to his family and a source of strength, sup-
port and guidance to all whose lives he
Leno is survived by his
loving wife of 61 years,
Kathleen; five children:
Norman and his wife
Mary, Maureen Freschet,
Denise Sammons and her
husband Tim, Lisa
McCormick, and Mary
Feldmeier and her hus-
band Roland; 10 grand-
children; seven great grandchildren; and his
sister Jenny Benner and her husband Warren.
Leno was a lifelong member of the
Peninsula Italian American Social Club and
the American Legion. He was an avid bocce
player, representing the United States
Internationally three times. He enjoyed golf,
fishing, hunting, and mostly, spending time
with his family and friends. Leno graduated
from San Mateo High School, attended
College of San Mateo and became a lithog-
rapher. After retirement, he took great pleasure
working for the Peninsula Golf & Country
Club as a golf marshal. Leno was a proud
member of the United States Coast Guard and
served with distinction in World War II. He
will be remembered for his winning smile,
warm and friendly manner and caring person-
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that dona-
tions may be made to the Veterans Affairs pro-
gram of your choice or the Arthritis
Foundation of Northern California.
Friends may visit after 5 p.m. Monday
March 4 at St. Matthew Church, 1 Notre Dame
Ave., San Mateo and are invited to attend the
Vigil Service and Rosary at 7 p.m. The funer-
al mass will be celebrated at the church on
Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. Committal
will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.
SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers from both
parties are seeking to expand a decade-old law
that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental
health treatment for those who refuse to get
help on their own.
The renewed focus on Laura’s Law, which
is in place in just two of California’s 58 coun-
ties, comes as lawmakers seek ways to stop
the kinds of mass violence experienced last
year in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.
Both shootings involved young men with
mental health troubles.
The law, enacted by the Legislature in 2002,
can be used only if a judge finds that a patient
is not getting treatment voluntarily, has a his-
tory of hospitalization or violent behavior, and
may be dangerous.
A lack of money and the ongoing contro-
versy over forcing the mentally ill into treat-
ment has led most counties to decide against
enacting it. Some object to forced treatment if
no crime has been committed. Others say the
prospect could deter the mentally ill from
seeking treatment voluntarily for fear they
could wind up under court-ordered supervi-
Top Democratic lawmakers now say the
benefits outweigh the risks, and Republicans
who oppose firearms restrictions are turning
their attention to mental health issues as a way
to address the violence.
Five lawmakers, including the Democratic
leader of the state Senate and the Republican
leader in the Assembly, have introduced bills
that would expand the law or provide funding
to support it:
• SB585 by Senate President Pro Tem
Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and
AB1367 by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, R-
Costa Mesa, would allow counties to use
Proposition 63 money for Laura’s Law. The
Mental Health Services Act, which was
authored by Steinberg, was approved by vot-
ers eight years ago and raises $1 billion a year
for early intervention and
treatment through a spe-
cial tax on millionaires.
• SB664, by Sen. Leland
Yee, D-San Francisco, lets
counties use existing rev-
enue for Laura’s Law,
implement it without a
vote of their board of
supervisors and clarifies
that counties can partially
implement the law. Los Angeles County has a
small pilot program, but other counties have
objected that they lack the legal authority to
start limited treatment.
• SB755, by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, adds
someone treated under Laura’s Law to the list
of those prohibited from owning firearms,
among other provisions.
• AB1265, by Assembly Minority Leader
Connie Conway, R-Tulare, extends the initial
period of court-ordered treatment under
Laura’s Law from six months to one year.
Mental health law may expand
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — California Republicans
on Sunday turned to a familiar face to lead the
party back from the brink of irrelevance in a
state that once was a GOP stronghold but is
now home to a powerful Democratic political
More than 1,000 delegates to the state
party’s spring convention elected former state
lawmaker Jim Brulte as party chairman and
charged him with repairing the state’s
finances and image while recruiting a more
diverse pool of candidates.
The hall in the Sacramento Convention
Center erupted in applause when his election
was announced. It was a rare moment of opti-
mism for the party faithful, coming four
months after an election
that dropped Republicans
to just a third of the state
Legislature and cost them
a handful of congressional
The party holds no
statewide office and
dropped to less than 30 per-
cent of all registered voters
in California last year.
“If we are going to be successful at winning
elections, we have to get out of our comfort
zone and stop only talking to the choir and
going and talking to the people who don’t
necessarily share our views, because if we
share not only our head, but we share our
heart, we will make converts,” Brulte told the
delegates after his election.
He said he will focus on fundraising and
remaking the party’s voter outreach and can-
didate recruitment. Of particular concern is
reaching Latinos, the fastest-growing segment
of the electorate and a demographic that has
generally shunned the party as its political
clout has grown.
Brulte, from the Los Angeles suburb of
Rancho Cucamonga, also promised to help
the party regain seats in the Legislature, say-
ing Democrats controlling both houses and
the governor’s office “is a recipe for disaster.”
What happens in California is important to
Republicans nationally because the state has
the largest share of electoral votes, at 55. It
has not voted for a Republican nominee for
president since George H.W. Bush in 1988,
and GOP registration has been sliding since it
hit 40 percent in 1992.
Calif. GOP puts turn-around hopes in ex-lawmaker
Joe, age 2, of
Belmont, found
himself face-to-
face with a Lion
Dance Troop
that visited Tal-
bot’s Toyland in
Downtown San
Mateo Satur-
day to bring
prosperity and
good luck in
the Year of the
Leland Yee
Jim Brulte
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Marcia Dunn
private Earth-to-orbit delivery serv-
ice made good on its latest shipment
to the International Space Station on
Sunday, overcoming mechanical
difficulty and delivering a ton of
supplies with high-flying finesse.
To NASA’s relief, the SpaceX
company’s Dragon capsule pulled
up to the orbiting lab with all of its
systems in perfect order. Station
astronauts used a hefty robot arm to
snare the unmanned Dragon, and
three hours later, it was bolted into
The Dragon’s arrival couldn’t
have been sweeter — and not
because of the fresh fruit on board
for the six-man station crew.
Coming a full day late, the 250-
mile-high linkup above Ukraine
culminated a two-day chase that
got off to a shaky, almost dead-
ending start.
Moments after the Dragon
reached orbit Friday, a clogged
pressure line or stuck valve pre-
vented the timely release of the
solar panels and the crucial firing
of small maneuvering rockets.
SpaceX flight controllers struggled
for several hours before gaining
control of the capsule and sal-
vaging the mission.
“As they say, it’s not where you
start, but where you finish that
counts,” space station commander
Kevin Ford said after capturing the
Dragon, “and you guys really fin-
ished this one on the mark.”
He added: “We’ve got lots of sci-
ence on there to bring aboard and
get done. So congratulations to all
of you.”
Among the items on board: 640
seeds of a flowering weed used for
research, mouse stem cells, food
and clothes for the six men on board
the space station, trash bags, com-
puter equipment, air purifiers,
spacewalking tools and batteries.
The company also tucked away
apples and other fresh treats from an
employee’s family orchard.
The Dragon will remain at the
space station for most of March
before returning to Earth with sci-
ence samples, empty food contain-
ers and old equipment.
The California-based SpaceX run
by billionaire Elon Musk has a $1.6
billion contract with NASA to keep
the station well stocked. The con-
tract calls for 12 supply runs; this
was the second in that series.
This is the third time, however,
that a Dragon has visited the space
station. The previous capsules had
no trouble reaching their destina-
tion. Company officials promise a
thorough investigation into what
went wrong this time; if the maneu-
vering thrusters had not been acti-
vated, the capsule would have been
Tamed Dragon supply ship arrives at space station
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is captured by the crew of the International
Space Station using its robotic arm in this screen capture from NASA hand-
out video released Sunday.
Two dead in separate officer-involved shootings
SAN FRANCISCO — Two people are dead and a third per-
son is in custody after separate officer-involved shootings in
Union City and nearby Hayward.
The shootings — the third and four fatal shootings in the
San Francisco Bay area involving police and suspects over the
weekend — came after Union City police say a suspect pulled
a gun on officers during a traffic stop Saturday night and after
Hayward police say a suspect tried to run down an officer dur-
ing a traffic stop early Sunday.
Local brief
FRESNO — Federal authorities are
asking for the public’s help in finding a
suspected marijuana dealer who remains
on the loose after escaping custody
while undergoing medical treatment at a
Central Valley health care facility.
Thanousone Volarat was receiving
treatment at Fresno’s Community Home
Infusion Center last Monday when he
was seen getting into a red, newer model
Honda sedan that drove away from the
facility, U.S. Marshal’s Deputy Tim
Merrell said Sunday. He was wearing a
red jumpsuit.
Volarat was being held in the Fresno
County Jail and was escorted to the
medical center for his treatments by
Fresno County deputies. He walked out
the back door of the facility.
Merrell would not say what sort of
treatment the 32-year-old Volarat was
receiving but said it was expected he
would be seeking regular treatments at
emergency rooms or medical clinics.
The center’s website that Volarat
walked away from says it provides
intravenous infusions and therapeutic
Authorities are also looking for an
unknown male driver who was behind
the wheel of the getaway car and for a
woman who may have had a role in the
Volorat has ties across the country,
including connections in Southern
California, Connecticut and Florida,
and possibly overseas in Laos, Merrell
Volarat was being held on federal
charges after a grand jury indicted him
and two others in September of 2011 for
allegedly growing marijuana and distrib-
uting it in other states.
The indictments came after the seizure
of nearly 2,200 marijuana plants offi-
cials said were grown by the three.
A spokeswoman for the U.S.
Attorney’s Office said Volarat and the
two others were due to meet with prose-
cutors on March 11 to discuss a possible
plea deal.
A reward for information leading to
the capture of Volarat is being offered,
but Merrell could not provide a dollar
amount for the reward.
Feds look for escaped suspected pot dealer
SAN JOSE — Two officers fatally
shot a man who rammed three patrol
cars during a high-speed chase through
San Jose residential streets on Saturday,
police said.
The officers believed the man was
armed because he brandished what
appeared to be a gun during the chase in
the city’s Blossom Valley neighborhood,
Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.
They “felt the suspect presented an
imminent danger,” Dwyer said.
He said an officer was following the
driver of a Ford Contour who was act-
ing suspiciously around 2:30 p.m.
when he rammed the officer’s car and
drove away. Dwyer said the man hit
two other police cars and threw
objects, including a purse and a bag of
baseball bats, out of the car window
during the chase.
Police said the man led officers onto
Highway 85 before leaving the highway
after a blowout flattened his rear left tire.
Witnesses told the San Jose Mercury
News he kept driving the car on three
tires, speeding more than 100 miles per
hour on a city street.
Police fatally shoot man after wild chase
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By Lauran Neergaard
WASHINGTON — A baby born
with the AIDS virus appears to have
been cured, scientists announced
Sunday, describing the case of a
child from Mississippi who’s now 2
1/2 and has been off medication for
about a year with no signs of infec-
There’s no guarantee the child
will remain healthy, although
sophisticated testing uncovered just
traces of the virus’ genetic material
still lingering. If so, it would mark
only the world’s second reported
Specialists say Sunday’s
announcement, at a major AIDS
meeting in Atlanta, offers promising
clues for efforts to eliminate HIV
infection in children, especially in
AIDS-plagued African countries
where too many babies are born
with the virus.
“You could call this about as
close to a cure, if not a cure, that
we’ve seen,” Dr. Anthony Fauci of
the National Institutes of Health,
who is familiar with the findings,
told The Associated Press.
A doctor gave this baby faster and
stronger treatment than is usual,
starting a three-drug infusion within
30 hours of birth. That was before
tests confirmed the infant was
infected and not just at risk from a
mother whose HIV wasn’t diag-
nosed until she was in labor.
“I just felt like this baby was at
higher-than-normal risk, and
deserved our best shot,” Dr. Hannah
Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at
the University of Mississippi, said
in an interview.
That fast action apparently
knocked out HIV in the baby’s
blood before it could form hideouts
in the body. Those so-called reser-
voirs of dormant cells usually rapid-
ly reinfect anyone who stops med-
ication, said Dr. Deborah Persaud of
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
She led the investigation that
deemed the child “functionally
cured,” meaning in long-term remis-
sion even if all traces of the virus
haven’t been completely eradicated.
Next, Persaud’s team is planning
a study to try to prove that, with
more aggressive treatment of other
high-risk babies. “Maybe we’ll be
able to block this reservoir seeding,”
Persaud said.
No one should stop anti-AIDS
drugs as a result of this case, Fauci
But “it opens up a lot of doors” to
research if other children can be
helped, he said. “It makes perfect
sense what happened.”
Better than treatment is to prevent
babies from being born with HIV in
the first place.
About 300,000 children were
born with HIV in 2011, mostly in
poor countries where only about 60
percent of infected pregnant women
get treatment that can keep them
from passing the virus to their
babies. In the U.S., such births are
very rare because HIV testing and
treatment long have been part of
prenatal care.
“We can’t promise to cure babies
who are infected. We can promise to
prevent the vast majority of trans-
missions if the moms are tested dur-
ing every pregnancy,” Gay stressed.
The only other person considered
cured of the AIDS virus underwent
a very different and risky kind of
treatment — a bone marrow trans-
plant from a special donor, one of
the rare people who is naturally
resistant to HIV. Timothy Ray
Brown of San Francisco has not
needed HIV medications in the five
years since that transplant.
Scientists: Baby born with HIV cured
Expectant parents die in NY crash; infant survives
NEW YORK — A pregnant young woman who was feeling
ill was headed to the hospital with her husband early Sunday
when the car they were riding in was hit, killing them both, but
their baby boy was born prematurely and survived, authorities
and a relative said.
The driver of a BMW slammed into the car carrying
Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, at an intersection in the
Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, said Isaac Abraham,
a neighbor of Raizy Glauber’s parents who lives two blocks
from the scene of the crash.
Raizy Glauber was thrown from the car and her body land-
ed under a parked tractor-trailer, said witnesses who came to
the scene after the crash. Nachman Glauber was pinned in the
car, and emergency workers had to cut off the roof to get him
out, witnesses said.
Both of the Glaubers were pronounced dead at hospitals,
police said, and both died of blunt-force trauma, the medical
examiner said.
Their son was in serious condition, Abraham said.
Nation brief
By Philip Elliott
WASHINGTON — The spending
cuts are here to stay if you believe the
public posturing Sunday.
The Senate’s Republican leader Mitch
McConnell called them modest. House
Speaker John Boehner isn’t sure the cuts
will hurt the economy. The White
House’s top economic adviser, Gene
Sperling, said the pain isn’t that bad
right now.
So after months of dire warnings,
Washington didn’t implode, government
didn’t shut down and the $85 billion
budget trigger didn’t spell doom. And no
one has a tangible proposal for rolling
back those cuts.
“This modest reduction of 2.4 percent
in spending over the next six months is a
little more than the average American
experienced just two months ago, when
their own pay went down when the pay-
roll tax holiday expired,” McConnell
“I don’t know whether it’s going to
hurt the economy or not,” Boehner said.
“I don’t think anyone quite understands
how the sequester is really going to
And Sperling, making the rounds on
the Sunday news shows, added: “On
Day One, it will not be as harmful as it
will be over time.”
Both parties cast blame on the other
for the automatic, across-the-board
spending cuts but gave little guidance on
what to expect in the coming weeks.
Republicans and Democrats pledged to
retroactively undo the cuts but signaled
no hints as to how that process would
start to take shape. Republicans insisted
there would be no new taxes and
Democrats refused to talk about any bar-
gain without them.
“That’s not going to work,” said Sen.
Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. “If we’re going to
increase revenue again, it’s got to go to
the debt with real entitlement reform and
real tax reform when you actually lower
rates. ... I’m not going to agree to any
more tax increases that are going to go to
increase more government.”
Spending cuts seem here to stay
North Korea’s young leader has riled
the U.S. with recent nuclear tests, but
Kim Jong Un doesn’t really want war
with the superpower, just a call from
President Barack Obama to chat about
their shared love of basketball, accord-
ing to erstwhile diplomat Dennis
Rodman, the ex-NBA star just back
from an improbable
visit to the reclusive
communist country.
“He loves basket-
ball. ... I said Obama
loves basketball.
Let’s start there” as a
way to warm up rela-
tions between U.S.
and North Korea,
Rodman told ABC’s
“This Week.”
“He asked me to give Obama some-
thing to say and do one thing. He
wants Obama to do one thing, call
him,” said Rodman, who called the
authoritarian leader an “awesome guy”
during his trip. The State Department
criticized North Korea last week for
“wining and dining’ Rodman while its
own people go hungry.
Rodman also said Kim told him, “I
don’t want to do war. I don’t want to do
Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call
Barack Obama
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Article priority?
In a letter published in the March 1
edition the Daily Journal, Gil
Henderson wrote in to complain about
your choice to cover Peninsula news on
page one and relegating a regional
story to page six.
Mr. Henderson apparently doesn’t
understand why people read the Daily
Journal. I for one enjoy the local fea-
tures and flavor and hope you don’t
change. The news he referred to had
massive coverage in the mainstream
media where it belongs. I suppose that
for the price he pays, he expects the DJ
to be all things to all people? To
answer his question, yes Gil, you are
the only one that sees something wrong
with this.
Gus Sinks
San Bruno
Medicare concerns
about sequestration
Contrary to the article “No ruckus
about Medicare cuts in pending
sequester” published in the Feb. 28 edi-
tion of the Daily Journal, physicians
are extremely concerned about cuts to
Medicare from sequestration. The cuts
come at an already difficult time for
physicians who care for Medicare
patients and will cause real pain. Since
2001, Medicare payments for physician
services have only increased by four
percent, while the actual cost of caring
for patients has increased by more than
20 percent. The new cuts widen this
already enormous gap.
As the cuts go into effect, there are
plenty of reasons for patients, physi-
cians and all Americans to be con-
cerned. A report released jointly by
groups representing physicians, nurses
and hospitals found up to 766,000
health care and related jobs could be
lost by 2021 as a result of the 2 percent
cut in Medicare from sequestration.
Physicians also face the continuing
threat of drastic cuts from the broken
Medicare physician payment formula.
Adding another cut takes us in the
wrong direction: It threatens access to
care for patients and prevents progress
in moving Medicare toward new mod-
els of delivering care that will help
ensure quality and reduce costs now
and in the future.
Jeremy Lazarus, M.D.
Chicago, Ill.
The letter writer is the president of
the American Medical Association.
Aging piano demolition
During the ‘60s, my friend Dave, a
gifted engineering student attending
UC Berkeley, contemplated pledging a
fraternity. He was far removed from
prudishness and frequently revealed an
abundant capacity for raucous revelry
— why else join a fraternity? During a
frat house visit one weekend, he wit-
nessed a group of inebriated fraternity
brothers laboring diligently to re-posi-
tion a grand piano out of an upper story
level of the house with the express pur-
pose of watching the piano plummet
toward a deafening crescendo on the
pavement below.
Lacking the equivalent motivation
years later to do likewise with our old
upright piano here in Half Moon Bay,
my wife and I elected instead to
acquire a suitable locale and use for the
piano we no longer desired. A success-
ful garage sale found the piano a home,
inviting entertainment for a local coast-
side youth camp. Regrettably, we
deprived our artistically egocentric
craving for attention by overlooking a
more theatrical and provocative dispos-
al of the piano.
In retrospect, we were too naively
altruistic, art-challenged and unimagi-
native to stage the grandeur of anything
like the recent pyrotechnical oblitera-
tion of a baby grand piano. Here, dubi-
ous art successfully triumphed over the
commonsensical to the jubilation of
250 people, fondly reminiscent of the
aforementioned animal house. Dave did
give the fraternity a pass, deeming the
piano’s senseless demolition too offen-
sive even for his youthful sensibilities.
I theorize Dave and I, boorishly encum-
bered with philanthropic mindsets,
remain simply out of tune with
Timothy Leary and the times.
Tony Favero
Half Moon Bay
Letters to the editor
Los Angeles Times
fter years of resisting all criti-
cisms of its operations, the
California Institute for
Regenerative Medicine is finally listen-
ing — a little. It spent $700,000 for an
outside, high-level review that compli-
mented the stem cell agency for fund-
ing an excellent portfolio of research
projects, but also raised serious objec-
tions to the agency’s structure, which
the review said was likely to lead to
financial conflicts of interest.
The criticisms were nothing new —
many of the same points have been
made since the agency was created by
Proposition 71 in 2004 — but the posi-
tive response by the chairman of the
agency’s board was. The governing
board is now making changes to
address some of the long-standing
Yet the agency isn’t exactly embrac-
ing an ethical overhaul. It’s doing just
enough to address the criticisms with-
out triggering any oversight from the
Legislature. The modifications are more
a bandage than a cure. Like a bandage,
they will probably do, but only for a
limited time.
The single biggest problem identified
in the report by the Institute of
Medicine, an arm of the National
Academy of Sciences, was that the
large governing board, which approves
all of the grants made from the $3 bil-
lion bond that funds the stem cell
agency, includes 13 representatives
from institutions that apply for the
grants, such as the state’s large research
universities. And even though they
can’t vote on applications from their
own organizations, the concern has
been that some mutual hand-washing
might be taking place, especially con-
sidering that during the first several
years, 90 percent of the grants went to
those organizations. The report advised
the stem cell agency to have grant deci-
sions made by outside experts who had
no stake in the outcome.
The agency isn’t going that far.
Instead, it adopted a voluntary policy
under which the grant-eligible board
members are supposed to abstain from
voting on all funding applications.
Why not just change the board’s
makeup? The current structure was
built into Proposition 71, so any change
would require a bill passed by 70 per-
cent of the Legislature. It seems clear
that the agency, which has enjoyed
extraordinary freedom from govern-
ment oversight, wants to keep things
that way. Any reform bill has little
chance of gaining a 70 percent vote
without the agency’s support.
If the stem cell institute is just a tem-
porary agency that will last until its
public funding runs out — it plans to
give its last grants with existing funds
in 2017 — its planned reforms will
probably be enough. But if the institute
wants to be a permanent part of the
research landscape — and possibly ask
for more public funding — voluntary
recusals are an inadequate patch. The
agency’s leaders should admit that the
original setup was flawed and seek a
true fix.
Critiquing the stem cell board
Leadership in
the Assembly
evin Mullin, San Mateo County’s brand new assem-
blyman, is a lucky man. He was the only Democrat
not to face an opponent in the primary. Anyone who
thought of challenging him thought better of it and ended up
supporting him. He arrived in Sacramento just as voters
approved a change in term limits. Instead of a limit of six years
in the Assembly, he could now serve 16 if he decided to forgo a
race for the state Senate. And he immediately was tapped for a
leadership position, third in line to the Speaker.
But it isn’t just luck. As the Yale football coach once said, a
good team makes its breaks.
Mullin arrived in Sacramento
as probably the most seasoned
freshman, wise to the ways of
the state Capitol. He is the son
of former assemblyman Gene
Mullin and managed his
father’s campaigns. Mullin
also worked for former assem-
blyman Johann Klehs and for-
mer assemblywoman Jackie
Speier, now congresswoman.
Mullin was not overwhelmed
as a newcomer. He had a pret-
ty good idea of what to
As assistant speaker pro tem, Mullin gets to preside over the
Assembly if Speaker John Perez is absent or if Speaker pro tem
Nora Campos, D-San Jose, is unavailable. But he’s also part of
the leadership team. He has important committee assignments
including budget, local government, revenue and taxation. He is
already a major player since he first took office in December.
Is there any chance Mullin could end up as speaker? Since
Willie Brown held the post from December 1980-June 1995,
most of the speakers of the Assembly have been Latino men
from Southern California. They included Cruz Bustamante
(’96-’98); Antonio Villaraigosa (’98-2000); Fabian Nunez
(2004-07); John Perez (2010-present.) Meanwhile, the presi-
dents pro tem of the state Senate have been white men from
Northern California — Bill Lockyer (East Bay), John Burton
(San Francisco), Don Perata (East Bay) and Darrell Steinberg
(Sacramento). Historically, the odds aren’t good. But things
could change now that new term limits have allowed officials
to stay in one legislative house longer. Whatever happens,
Mullin will certainly be in the running. The key is who will
be the new speaker when John Perez is termed out and who
will follow Steinberg in the state Senate (The new limits only
apply to the newly elected members of the Legislature).
As a former mayor and councilman in South San Francisco,
Mullin is aware of how the loss of redevelopment funds is hurt-
ing cities. He hopes to do something to ease the pain. He’s
introduced a bill to lower taxes for in-state manufacturing and
to allow about-to-become-18-year-olds to vote in the primary.
But not everything is a bed of roses. He is getting pushback on
his bill to make public pension systems more competitive when
they’re buying and selling real estate. Opponents object to limit-
ing public disclosure. There will be other legislation he will
champion. But right now, Mullin’s main focus is on leadership.
His district office at 1528 El Camino Real in San Mateo is
the former office of both Jerry Hill and dad Gene Mullin
when they were in the Assembly. Now state Sen. Jerry Hill is
just down the hall. Mullin has found an apartment in
Sacramento across the street from the Capitol. He spends
Monday-Wednesday nights there and then comes home to
wife Jessica who has her own busy career as Peninsula direc-
tor of the League of California Cities.
While the county is pursuing a whistleblower program,
Burlingame Councilwoman Terry Nagel is following up on con-
cerns about local government embezzlement presented at a
Council of Cities meeting she organized in October. Panelists
Joan Cassman of Hansen Bridgett, San Mateo County
Controller Bob Adler and San Mateo County Treasurer/Tax
Collector Sandie Arnott have complied a list of financial safe-
guard questions for board members and councilmembers to ask.
These include: Do any employees handle cash, stamps or
checks? How many employees have credit cards? What protec-
tions are in place to protect against their misuse? What back-
ground checks are required before people are hired to supervise
or manage finances or investments? Are all employees required
to get anti-fraud training? Are budgets compared on a regular
basis to actual results to detect significant variances? The days
of pilfering library fines, using credit cards for personal pleasure
or falsifying contracts may be dwindling. Embezzlers, beware!
A special report in a recent edition of Time magazine,
“Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” is a must read. The
fact-packed article may surprise you. Medicare is not the
problem, but perhaps the cure. And nonprofit hospitals are
nonprofit in name only.
Sue Lempert is the former mayor of San Mateo. Her column
runs every Monday. She can be reached at sue@smdailyjour-
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Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Daniel Wagner
WASHINGTON — Companies are rushing
to describe the impact of higher Social
Security taxes that took effect in January.
They paint a bleak picture.
Cash-strapped shoppers are spending less,
many U.S. firms warned in earnings
announcements over the past few weeks. They
are avoiding small luxuries like restaurant
meals and fashion items. And they’re recon-
sidering major new purchases. Wherever peo-
ple chose to cut back, those companies would
feel the pinch.
In the past, companies have blamed flu epi-
demics, earthquakes and SARS for poor
results. The trouble, experts and analysts say,
is that these high-profile events are only part
of the story — sometimes barely a sliver.
The latest culprit is a 2 percent increase in
the Social Security payroll tax, which all U.S.
wage earners pay. The rate was reduced tem-
porarily as a measure to boost the economy
out of recession, but that “holiday” ended on
Dec. 31. As a result, households earning
$50,000 will have about $1,000 less to spend
this year. A household with two high-paid
workers will have up to $4,500 less.
“Any time something like this happens —
whether Hurricane Sandy or the tsunami or
the payroll tax hike or uncertainty in
Washington — any company that didn’t per-
form as well as they would have liked gets to
say, ‘Look, these idiots in Washington are
screwing it up for us,”’ says Dan Greenhaus,
chief global strategist at BTIG, a brokerage
Greenhaus says he is not surprised by the
number of companies grousing about payroll
taxes. A catchy news hook can help compa-
nies “blame a macrotrend for what may be a
micro story” about their individual strengths
and weaknesses, he says.
There’s little doubt that the drop in take-
home pay will drag on economic growth.
Government economists estimate it will lower
economic output 0.6 percent this year.
Yet the tax talk ignores a host of trends, out-
side events and company-specific factors,
analysts say. They say investors should pay
closer attention to these factors when consid-
ering how a company might perform this year.
Take Darden Restaurants Inc., operator of
chains like Olive Garden and Red Lobster.
Like other casual sit-down restaurant compa-
nies, Darden faces tough competition from
chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera
Bread, whose food and prices fall somewhere
between fast-food and sit-down fare. Darden’s
shares slid 28 percent between their recent
peak in September and Feb. 21, the day before
it lowered its earnings forecast.
But when the weaker forecast was
announced, Darden CEO Clarence Otis
blamed the payroll tax hike, along with gas
prices and winter weather. He said things had
looked promising for the restaurant chain in
late 2012 until these “difficult macroeconom-
ic headwinds” blew in. Sales dropped because
customers had less buying power, Otis said,
despite the restaurants’ price cuts and promo-
“They aren’t executing as well as their com-
petitors,” says Sara Senatore, an analyst at
Sanford C. Bernstein who covers the industry.
Fast food diners, generally lower-end than
Darden’s casual dining clientele, cut spending
quickly when taxes rose, said Steve Wiborg,
North America president of Burger King
Worldwide, on an earnings call last month.
Wal-Mart offered a similar message when it
announced earnings, saying its core cus-
tomers, poor and middle-class Americans,
were spending less because of the payroll tax
hike, along with higher gas prices and delayed
tax refund checks.
Yet Wal-Mart and other discount retailers
saw potential benefits from the tax squeeze.
Wal-Mart said it is “confident that our low
prices will continue to resonate, as families
adjust to a reduced paycheck.” Dollar Tree
executives said last week that their store
would provide a welcome alternative for
Americans seeking to cut back.
“We’re seeing the effect (of the payroll tax
hike) on the consumer,” said CEO Bob Sasser,
“but we think we’re part of the solution and a
destination for a cash-strapped consumer
who’s trying to balance their budget.”
Discount retailer stocks are rising. The TJX
Cos. Inc., operator of T.J. Maxx and
Marshalls, is up 6 percent this year, Ross
Stores Inc. 7.5 percent and Stein Mart Inc.
16.6 percent. Wal-Mart is up nearly 4 percent
since its earnings announcement on Feb. 21,
while Burger King has gained more than 9
percent since it unveiled results on Feb. 15.
Like the mid-range retailers and restaurants
that can blame their woes on tax policy,
lower-end stores may be trumpeting its bene-
fits to them too hastily, says Joesph LaVorgna,
chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank
Payroll tax hike: Killer whale or red herring?
With Washington gridlocked
again over whether to raise their
taxes, it turns out wealthy families
already are paying some of their
biggest federal tax bills in decades
even as the rest of the population
continues to pay at historically low
President Barack Obama and
Democratic leaders in Congress say
the wealthy must pay their fair share
if the federal government is ever
going to fix its finances and reduce
the budget deficit to a manageable
A new analysis, however, shows
that average tax bills for high-
income families rarely have been
higher since the Congressional
Budget Office began tracking the
data in 1979. Middle- and low-
income families aren’t paying as
much as they used to.
For 2013, families with incomes
in the top 20 percent of the nation
will pay an average of 27.2 percent
of their income in federal taxes,
according to projections by the Tax
Policy Center, a research organiza-
tion based in Washington. The top 1
percent of households, those with
incomes averaging $1.4 million,
will pay an average of 35.5 percent.
Those tax rates, which include
income, payroll, corporate and
estate taxes, are among the highest
since 1979.
The average family in the bottom
20 percent of households won’t pay
any federal taxes. Instead, many
families in this group will get pay-
ments from the federal government
by claiming more in credits than
they owe in taxes, including payroll
taxes. That will give them a negative
tax rate.
“My sense is that high-income
people feel abused by being target-
ed always for more taxes,” Roberton
Williams, a fellow at the Tax Policy
Center, said. “You can understand
why they feel that way.”
Last week, Senate Democrats
were unable to advance their pro-
posal to raise taxes on some wealthy
families for the second time this
year as part of a package to avoid
automatic spending cuts. The bill
failed Thursday when Republicans
blocked it. A competing Republican
bill that included no tax increases
also failed, and the automatic
spending cuts began taking effect
The issue, however, isn’t going
Obama and Democratic leaders in
Congress insist that any future deal
to reduce government borrowing
must include a mix of spending cuts
and more tax revenue.
“I am prepared to do hard things
and to push my Democratic friends
to do hard things,” Obama said
Friday. “But what I can’t do is ask
middle-class families, ask seniors,
ask students to bear the entire bur-
den of deficit reduction when we
know we’ve got a bunch of tax loop-
holes that are benefiting the well-off
and the well-connected, aren’t con-
tributing to growth, aren’t contribut-
ing to our economy. It’s not fair. It’s
not right.”
On Sunday, Senate Republican
Leader Mitch McConnell of
Kentucky said Republicans are
committed to reducing the budget
deficit without raising taxes again.
In a separate broadcast interview,
White House economic adviser
Gene Sperling called that position
The Democrats’ sequester bill
included the “Buffett Rule,” named
after billionaire investor Warren
Buffett. It gradually would phase in
a requirement that people making
more than $1 million a year pay at
least 30 percent of their income in
federal taxes.
Tax bills for rich families approach 30-year high
Strike affecting operations of Vegas taxi firm
The chief operating officer of Las Vegas’ second-largest taxi-
cab company acknowledges striking drivers are affecting his
Bill Shranko says Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation was
only able to fill two-thirds of its 600 cabs the first shift after the
strike took effect early Sunday.
Nevada Taxicab Authority spokeswoman Teri Williams didn’t
immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the
strike’s overall effect on Las Vegas. The chief negotiator for the
union representing drivers says the main sticking points are over
pay and working conditions. Paul Bohelski says about 1,400 of
the company’s 1,700 drivers are union members and over 1,000
of them are participating in the strike.
For Fla. citrus crop, it’s been a tough year
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida’s citrus crop has suffered
huge losses this year, with fruit falling from trees and the over-
all forecast declining about 10 percent, but the problems should-
n’t translate to a price increase at the breakfast table — yet.
Experts and growers say warm, dry weather; too much fruit
on each tree; and citrus greening disease are the likely culprits.
Some say this is the year that greening — which is caused by
a fast-spreading bacteria and is also known as HLB, or, in
Chinese, Huanglongbing — finally translates into crop losses.
Greening is spread by insects, and there is no cure. It leaves fruit
sour and unusable, and eventually kills the infected tree.
Alain Pinel Realtors, the largest privately-owned and inde-
pendent residential real estate company in California,
announced the addition of 11 agents to its Burlingame office.
APR Burlingame welcomed back David Cauchi and Joe
Benvenuto. Rick LeDoux, Peggy LeDoux, Len Weaverling,
Kathleen Sparer, Yvonne Upsher, Ben Coh, Christine Lee
and Michael Liffmann join APR from Coldwell Banker,
Linda Dellanini from Intero, and Kellie Kemp joins
Burlingame from the APR office in Almaden.
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<< Serra runs into Mitty, page 13
• Randle leads Stanford past Utah, page 13
Monday, March 4, 2013
By Julio Lara
The wait is finally over.
For an entire season, the Burlingame bas-
ketball team played 5 on 6 every time they
took the court — five other girls in different
colored uniforms and a ghost.
That’s because for a year the Lady Panthers
heard about the historic and legendary 1988
Burlingame team that is immortal down on
Carolan Street by winning the Central Coast
Section and CIF state titles 25 years ago and
how they too had the potential to accomplish
something special.
Well now, after a convincing 62-48 victory
over Branham in the CCS Division III finals
on Saturday, the 2012-2013 Lady Panthers
will live forever.
The pressure applied by history was noth-
ing compared to the pressure the Panthers put
on themselves to begin this title run. With the
No. 1 seed in Division III in hand,
Burlingame knew anything short of a section
title would be a disappointing finish to a sea-
son that already featured a Peninsula Athletic
League South Division co-championship and
a PAL tournament title. On Saturday at
By Julio Lara
With a word and a smile that hurled a heavy
load off the collective shoulders of a proud
basketball program, Burlingame High School
center Nick Loew summed up the feeling of
an entire city.
Finally. Finally the Burlingame boys’ bas-
ketball team is a Central Coast Section cham-
The 2012-13 Panthers did what no other
Burlingame team had done in its history
Saturday afternoon at Foothill College by
defeating Santa Cruz 54-51 and capturing the
CCS Division III title. In thrilling fashion and
in front of what felt like the entire city of
Burlingame, the Panther withstood a second-
half surge that saw the Cardinals wipe away a
10-point halftime deficit (and one that actual-
ly reach 13 at different times) to take the lead
with 3:59 left in the game. But Loew, Connor
Haupt, Mikel Floro-Cruz, Willam Dobson
and the entire Burlingame team fueled a pas-
sionate four minutes of basketball that saw
the Panthers forge ahead and hold on.
“I lot of people doubted us and didn’t think
Panthers sweep party!
Lexi Elia gives a no-look pass in Burlingame’s 62-48 win over Branham in the CCS Division III
championship game.The win was the first in the title game for the Panthers since 1988.
Connor Haupt is mobbed by his Burlingame teammates following the Panthers’win in the Cen-
tral Coast Section Division III championship.
Girls win 1st CCS
title since 1988
Panther boys earn
elusive CCS title
See GIRLS, Page 12
See BOYS, Page 14
By Nathan Mollat
SAN JOSE — Given the youth
and talent of both the Woodside and
Santa Teresa girls’ soccer teams,
don’t be surprised to see the two
meet again in a Central Coast
Section championship game.
And hopefully in that case some-
thing will be settled because
Saturday, neither team managed to
find the back of the net and finished
100 minutes of soccer — 80 minutes
of regulation and 20 minutes of
overtime — as CCS Division I co-
champions at Valley Christian High
in San Jose.
“I’m extremely proud of how hard
this team played (Saturday),” said
Randall Stafford, Woodside’s co-
captain and one of only three seniors
on the team. “I definitely wished we
could have won. [My team] made it
a great senior season for me.”
Instead, the Wildcats will have to
be satisfied with arguably the best
Woodside girls
tie for CCS title
By Nathan Mollat
SAN JOSE — Having already
beaten rival Menlo School twice
during the regular season, the
Sacred Heart Prep boys’ soccer team
went for the trifecta in the ultimate
match up Saturday afternoon — in
the Central Coast Section Division
III championship game at Oak
Grove High School.
It appeared the Gators were on
their way to not only a third straight
Rivals share CCS title
Sacred Heart
Prep goalkeeper
Hugo Sanchez,
left, and Menlo’s
Jackson Wagner
battle for a loose
ball in the Gators’
penalty box dur-
ing a 1-1 draw in
the CCS Division
III championship
game Saturday in
San Jose.
See RIVALS, Page 15 See TIE, Page 14
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Foothill College, the Panthers played
like a well-oiled machine — leaving
absolutely no doubt that 2012-13 is
their year.
“It feels absolutely amazing,” said
Burlingame guard Lauren Rally, who
had a tremendous game. Aside from
her 16 points, Rally was without a
doubt the game’s most consistent
player. “I’m on Cloud 9 right now.
We’ve been dreaming about this and
wanting it really badly. I’m so happy
we finally got it. We just kept our
minds together. We kept our cool. We
knew that if we played as a team, we
played hard, we’d make it and win.
We all did our best.”
“It’s really cool since we honored
that team on their 25th anniversary,”
said Burlingame head coach Bill
Lepaltak. “And to do something that
they’ve done. I don’t know what’s
going to happen the next game or the
one after that, but these kids, I’m so
proud of them. That’s why we do
this. That’s why all coaches do what
we do.”
The Panthers dominated the game,
holding a basketball clinic through-
out. After taking a seven-point lead
after one quarter, that advantage
never dipped with Burlingame in
absolute control.
“The key was composure and
defensive rebounding,” said
Burlingame forward Nine Newman.
“We executed the game plan. There
was no point during the game where
we were looking the scoreboard. We
were just playing.”
Burlingame jumped out to a 15-5
lead after a hot start by Dana
Michaels and Lauren Rally.
Michaels was on fire for the half, at
times looking like she couldn’t miss
even if she tried. She was 5 of 7
shooting, all 3’s (15 points) with her
final one of the half giving
Burlingame a 10-point lead they
actually increased to 12 on a great
hustle play by Lexi Elia.
“I don’t know. I just came out hot I
guess,” Michaels said of her first
half. “I have those days sometimes.
I’m just happy this was one of those
days. I was ready all week. I worked
hard at practice. I think we all
worked hard at practice.”
The Panthers shot 58 percent as a
team in the first half while their
defense held Branham offense to just
7 of 27 shooting.
“We thought we could score and
we thought we could slow them
down with our press,” Lepaltak said.
“We weren’t trying to get a steal we
were just trying to get them to use 15
seconds off the shot clock. We’re not
the kind of team that can run 30 sec-
onds off the shot clock. So what hap-
pens is, we need to run time off the
clock with our defense because
offensively we’re not that good when
we’re patient. We’re way better when
we just kind of fire it up. Most of the
time today, we scored in the first six
or seven seconds of the shot clock.”
After sitting out the majority of the
first half with foul trouble, the third
quarter belonged to Newman. She
scored six points, grabbed three
rebounds, blocked a shot and dished
out a pair of assists to help
Burlingame maintain and increase its
lead 51-34. After an eight point first
half, Rally scored another eight in
the third quarter alone while the
Bruins defense focused on Michaels.
“Lauren Rally has an incredible
will,” Lepaltak said. “She is the
strongest willed kid that I have ever
“Just not to play stupid,” Rally said
when asked what the key to her game
was on Saturday. “I knew I had to
make good passes, take smart shots. I
know I fouled out but I just knew to
play smart, play it safe.”
The Panthers stayed efficient and
were never in any real danger come
the fourth quarter. They got the
champion party started early as
Lepaltak pulled seniors like
Newman, Nora Gustafson (4 points,
7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists),
Rally and Michaels off the floor.
“It was awesome,” Michaels said
about coming off the floor with only
a couple ticks left on the clock. “It
was crazy to think we won CCS.”
“Nobody thought we were going
to win a CCS championship,”
Lepaltak said. “No one thought we
were going to win the PAL champi-
onship. So, it’s cool for them.”
The win was the 29th of the year
for the Panthers.
Continued from page 11
— Michael Thompson’s dream of
winning his first PGA Tour event
was walking up the final fairway
with a big lead and very little stress.
The reality was much different
Sunday in the Honda Classic.
He had a one-shot lead as he stood
in the 18th fairway, some 240 yards
from the flag with trouble in the way
in the shape of large lake. The motto
from his golf team at Alabama was
to “finish strong,” and Thompson
did just that.
Instead of laying up, he drilled a
5-wood into the bunker left of the
green, setting up a simple sand shot
and a birdie he didn’t even need. He
closed with a 1-under 69, one of
only five rounds under par on a pun-
ishing day at PGA National to final-
ly become a PGA Tour winner.
“That for me kind of sealed the
deal,” Thompson said. “It allowed
me to walk up the fairway and enjoy
the experience, see the crowd and ...
just finish strong.”
The start wasn’t bad, either.
Thompson holed a 50-foot eagle
putt on the third
hole, relied on a
superb short
game around the
toughest part of
the golf course to
build a four-shot
lead, and hung
on for a two-shot
win over Geoff
Ogilvy that takes
him places he
always wanted to be.
He gets into his first World Golf
Championship next week at Doral,
and qualifies for two more WGCs
this year at Firestone and in
Shanghai. He’s in the PGA
Championship, gets to start next
year in Hawaii and earned a two-
year exemption on the PGA Tour.
And to think just two weeks ago
he was so down after a 78-80 per-
formance at Riviera that he won-
dered if he would ever make anoth-
er cut.
“This week was magical,”
Thompson said. “Just had a groove
and kept feeling it.”
It turned out to be a big week for
Ogilvy, too.
Thompson wins
first title on tour
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Julio Lara
You can hardly blame them.
When the public address
announcer at Santa Clara University
asked the captains of the Serra High
School basketball team to step up
and accept yet another Central
Coast Section runner-up trophy,
Henry Caruso, the face of the
Padres team, graciously did so.
But upon returning to the end of
the court to join the rest of his team-
mates, no one wanted to look at it,
let alone touch the trophy. And real-
ly, who can blame them?
For the fourth straight season, the
Serra basketball team reached the
CCS championship game only to
see their title hopes vanquished.
And for the second straight tourna-
ment, it happened at the hands of
CCS’ unstoppable basketball jug-
gernaut Archbishop Mitty.
After erasing a 29-21 halftime
deficit and leading 36-35 with 2:59
left in the third quarter, Serra’s tank
hit empty and Mitty blitzed them to
the tune of 20-10 the rest of the way.
The result was a 55-46 end to
Serra’s Open Division title run and
the Monarchs’ fourth straight CCS
“There’s definitely a lot of frus-
tration,” said Serra head coach
Chuck Rapp. “You want to be able
to finish the job and we’ve just
come up short four years in a row.
In basketball you’ll see that when
you make this great run, this great
surge and then there’s nothing there
to finish it. So it’s kind of like run-
ning your hardest and coming up 10
feet short of the finish line and just
not having gas left in the tank.”
There is nothing really complicat-
ed to dissect about Serra’s loss. Yes,
they shot less than 40 percent for
the game and were outrebounded
39-25. But all of Mitty’s statistical
advantages are rooted in the sec-
tion’s best player: Aaron Gordon.
No. 32 was once again dominant.
He finished with 24 points and 21
“We got beat on the boards,”
Rapp said. “And you know, (Aaron)
Gordon is just, give him a lot of
credit, he just changes the game
with packing him in and trying to
help off him — and every time we
did, he hit an open teammates, and
every time that open teammate hit
the shot. He’s just a hard cover. He’s
a big time player — maybe the best
player in the United States. He’s in
that argument. Guys like that create
a lot of mismatches and they took
advantage of it.”
Gordon established his domi-
nance early. Defensively, he fac-
tored into almost all of Serra’s
offensive looks. With the score tied
8-8, he sparked an 11-0 run that
bled into the second quarter and cul-
minated with the Monarchs already
up 22-11. Serra shot just 8 of 24 in
the first half but was able to trim the
lead a bit to 29-21 behind a solid
two-quarter performance by Matt
Jajeh (8 points, 2 rebounds, 2
Gordon’s line at the half read 15
points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3
steals and 2 assists.
The lead stayed there until Serra
finally found a little momentum
shooting the basketball in the third
quarter. Caruso hit from beyond the
arc, so did Sean Watkins, Andre
Miller and Jaqui Biggins, and with
three minutes left in the period,
Serra was up by 1.
But that was the only run Serra
could and would muster. Mitty and
Gordon responded, regaining the
lead and pushing it to four heading
in the final period.
Whatever fire the Padres had
started in the third burnt out
emphatically in the fourth quarter.
With the Monarchs still relatively
efficient on offense, Serra could not
buy a bucket. In fact, Serra didn’t
hit a field goal until the 3:28 mark
of the period, a Watkins’ 3, that
trimmed the lead to five.
Watkins’ trifecta was three of
Serra’s seven points in the fourth
“They really battled,” Rapp said.
“They’re a credit to Serra High
School. Henry Caruso is just an
ambassador for Serra basketball.
Every game he leaves it out on the
floor, he battles, he competes and
it’s just a privilege to coach him and
I’m proud of all the seniors and all
they’ve done for the program. It
really means a lot to me.
“That which doesn’t destroy you
makes you stronger. Get knocked
down four times, you get up five.
We just have to keep out hands up,
keep moving forward and see what
we can do at NorCals.”
Serra runs into Mitty — again
Members of the Serra basketball team look on as Archbishop Mitty is
announced the CCS Open Division champions Saturday night at Santa
Clara University.
STANFORD — Chasson Randle was deter-
mined to not let Stanford blow another big
second-half lead. He got a big hand from sel-
dom-used Gabriel Harris to make sure.
With one more game until the Pac-12 tour-
nament, it was exactly the type of lift coach
Johnny Dawkins’ team needed.
Randle scored 22 points and matched his
career high with six assists, and Stanford
snapped its longest losing streak at home this
season with an 84-66 win over Utah on
“Guys dug defensively and got stops when
we needed to,” said Randle, who also
matched his career high of four 3-pointers.
“Then we capitalized on the other end of the
floor. We did a good job of finding each other,
even in tough situations.”
Four days after wasting a 10-point lead in
the second half of a 65-63 loss to Colorado,
Stanford jumped out to another big advantage
against Utah then had to hold on after a surge
by the Utes cut the Cardinal’s lead to 46-42
with 16 minutes left.
Randle provided the biggest boost.
He made a 3-pointer and added two free
throws, then later scored on a cutter through
the key to cap a 9-0 run. Stanford went on
another big run followed by Randle’s fourth 3
that put Stanford up 74-58.
“We were able to withstand it,” Dawkins
said. “We were able to dig down, dig in and
get stops which gave us a chance to build our
lead back up. You’re not going to make that
run back on the offensive end. You have to dig
Dwight Powell added 15 points, eight
rebounds and four assists while Harris had
career highs of 14 points and seven rebounds
off the bench for the Cardinal. Stanford (17-
13, 8-9 Pac-12) led by as many as 22 points,
using a big run in the second to pull away.
Blackhawks top Red Wings
DETROIT — Patrick Kane had a couple
shots that simply could not be stopped.
Just like the Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago extended its NHL-record season-
opening points streak to 22 games Sunday
when Kane scored the tying goal on a power
play with 2:02 left in regulation and the
Blackhawks earned an extra point when the
star forward scored the only goal in a shootout
of a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
“Just amazing what’s going on,” Kane said.
Corey Crawford was perfect in the shootout
and finished with 32 saves to help Chicago
win a ninth straight game.
Randle leads Stanford past Utah
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Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
we’d be very good this year,” Loew,
who scored 17 points and brought down
16 rebounds, said. “It felt good to prove
people wrong today.”
“I think the difference was, at the end
of the day, good teams find a way to win
and we proved we are a good team,”
Floro-Cruz said. “We never gave up
throughout the whole game and it’s just
an amazing feeling.”
The feeling for the team has to be
greater considering the season-long
journey undergone by the Panthers —
from a coaching change to begin the
season, to a tough run through even
tougher non-league opponents, through
a 12-0 record in Peninsula Athletic
League South Division play, through a
disappointing loss in the PAL tourna-
ment semifinals and then a couple of
nail-biting wins in the CCS playoffs —
without a doubt, it was one of the cra-
zier rides in the entire section.
“No. I thought we were going to try
and survive,” said first year head coach
Pete Harames when asked if he could
have ever envisioned standing as a CCS
champion when he took over the
Burlingame varsity team in August
2012. “I thought we had good players
and the junior class is terrific as far as,
I’ve had them before. But, with the sen-
iors it took us a while to learn about each
other, see what was going on and it was
a tough preseason while we were trying
to adjust. They have that competitive
The Panthers needed every ounce of
that spirit Saturday afternoon.
Burlingame got out to a hot start from
the tip-off. They shot 6 of 9 from the
floor in the first quarter led by Haupt and
his pair of 3-pointers. Loew also estab-
lished himself in the paint from the get-
go. Together they helped Burlingame
build a 16-10 lead.
“I was just trying to take my time in
the post,” Loew said of his start. “I came
out and scored on the first possession
and I rushed my shot in the second. As
soon as I did that my coaches told me to
slow down, take my time and that’s what
I did. I tried to get in a good rhythm
Burlingame’s hot start bled over to the
second quarter after another Haupt tri-
fecta and Loew bucket made it 23-10 as
part of an 11-0 Panther run. For the half,
Burlingame shot 46 percent and led 27-
17 at recess.
There were no real signs of let-up to
start the second half for the Panthers.
The Cardinals pushed but every time
they did, someone — Floro-Cruz,
Haupt, Loew — was there to push right
Not by accident
But Santa Cruz didn’t reach the DIII
final by accident. The Cardinals’ big run
of the game manifested itself in the form
of Spencer Schwartz who burnt white-
hot when Burlingame’s lead reached 38-
25. No. 23 hit 10-straight points in a solo
run that ran into the fourth quarter and
ignited his Santa Cruz teammates, bench
and fans. By the time Burlingame could
control the flames, and actually hit a
shot to respond, the Cardinals led 45-44
with 3:59 left on the clock.
“We had them by 10 there for a while
and they battled back — credit them,
they came out with some fire in the sec-
ond half,” Haupt said. “But at the end of
the day, I know my guys wanted it
“They (Santa Cruz) made their run in
a six-minute area where we could still
compete,” Harames said, “and so it
became a game, possession against pos-
session. Once it got to a 1, 2-point game,
now our concentration was focused.”
“Maybe the first part of the run, we
were on heels a little bit but as got into
it, we’ve been through that the entire
season,” Floro-Cruz, who finished with
eight points, said. “We’ve come back
from huge deficits. My team is great.
Everyone does their part. But I knew
that when my team needed me, I could
step up. I was ready for the moment.”
As it turned out, the entire
Burlingame team was ready for that
moment. After years of reaching CCS
finals and folding under pressure,
2012-13 was the season when the
Panthers chose to seize the champi-
onship opportunity. They needed heavy
doses of hustle by Dobson, Chris
Graham and Grant Goodman on the
boards, and clutch free throw shooting
by Haupt and Floro-Cruz.
With 4.5 seconds left in the game,
Santa Cruz hit its final basket to make
it a 52-51 game in favor of the Panthers
and then fouled Haupt on the inbound
with 3.1 seconds left.
And perhaps there is nothing more
fitting or poetic than having
Burlingame’s poster boy on the free
throw line with the school’s first ever
boys’ CCS title at stake. Calmly, Haupt
hit the pair.
“I always want the ball in my hands
when it’s crunch time,” Haupt said. “I
just tried to come in shooting like any
other game — come out firing when I
have the open shot. They were going
down in the first half and it felt good
and thankfully it turned out well for us.
“It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in
my life. By far. Definitely it was a
tough start (to the season). We transi-
tioned to a new coach. But I couldn’t be
happier. We have the best coaches in
the world. We started off a little slow.
We had a tough preseason schedule.
Everyone doubted us. Everyone
thought we were going to finished sixth
in the PAL and now we’re here champi-
ons of CCS,” Haupt, who led
Burlingame with 22 points, said.
“I think rebounding today and
defense was key,” Loew said postgame.
“I mean, we did give up a lot of offen-
sive rebounds, but in the end, we closed
it out and we did the things that we
needed to do to win. Mikel missed last
year and he came out this year with a
fire I’ve never seen. He’s a great point
guard. We wouldn’t have won without
“Personally, I love the underdog men-
tality that we had. We missed three
months (with the coaching change), so
we’re three months behind every other
school. So when you have that, you
automatically have a fire inside you and
you just come out and win. You have to
bust your ass, try and play your hardest
and do everything you can to win.
That’s what we’ve been doing all season
It’s something the Panthers have done
throughout their history.
And it all came together on Saturday
afternoon. Finally.
Continued from page 11
Female kicker’s
NFL tryout lasts
all of two kicks
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Lauren Silberman lined up for
a kick at NFL history, took a deep breath and booted the foot-
It barely went anywhere, traveling 19
yards, and she grabbed at her right leg.
Still, it was good enough to make her
the first woman to try out at a regional
combine, even if her day lasted all of two
With the 36 other kickers — all male —
a handful of scouts and more than two
dozen media watching in complete silence
at the New York Jets’ practice facility,
Silberman struggled for about 20 seconds
to place the football on the tee before
measuring her steps and then trying that second kick.
This one went only about 13 yards.
She then asked to see a trainer and left the practice field
after injuring her quadriceps, and appeared to be slightly
favoring her right leg.
“They certainly didn’t go as far as they were in practices,”
Silberman said, “but I tried to work through the pain.”
Rockies pitchers wild
in 7-2 loss to Athletics
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Todd Helton figures his 17th sea-
son with the Colorado Rockies will be his last.
The 39-year-old first baseman went 0 for 2 in his spring
training debut Sunday, a 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
Playing for the first time since hip surgery and a drunk driving
arrest, Helton popped up and grounded out at Salt River Fields.
“I felt good. I wished I’d felt better at the plate. My timing
wasn’t there,” said Helton, who received a loud and extended
ovation from fans. “Now it’s all about getting out there and
getting reps. You want to be peaking when you’re breaking
camp. My goal is to be ready for the season.”
It’s been a difficult offseason for the longtime Rockies star,
who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in August. Entering
the final year of his contract, he was arrested and charged with
drunken driving last month.
Helton said he starting hitting in late November, two months
earlier than usual, to assess his physical and mental feel for the
game. He quickly decided he wanted to play in 2013, and the
.320 career hitter with 2,420 hits is eager to erase the taste of
a .238 season that was shortened to 69 games.
“I wanted to see if I could still swing it a little bit and by the
third or fourth (session) I was already getting excited,” Helton
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
win over the Knights this season,
but also on pace to win a sixth CCS
title when they found the back of the
net just before halftime.
But 17 minutes into the second
half, Menlo converted a penalty
kick and the teams spent the rest of
regulation and 20 minutes of over-
time looking for a game winner that
never came.
As a result, the teams finished in a
1-1 tie and a share of the CCS
“It feels weird to end in a tie,”
said Menlo coach Marc Kerrest.
“But I think it’s a fair result.”
This is the first CCS boys’ soccer
title for the Knights and sixth for the
Gators, who weren’t necessarily
thrilled with the result.
“I don’t know what to feel,” said
SHP coach Armando Del Rio. “The
guys don’t feel like a CCS champi-
on. It may take some time to digest
“We have to give credit to Menlo.
Beating a team three times (in one
season) is tough.”
Del Rio said he believes the fact
the fifth-seeded Gators were facing
10th-seeded Menlo for the third
time may have caused his team to
feel a lot of nerves. The Gators beat
the Knights 1-0 in the first meeting
of the season and recorded another
one-goal victory later in the cam-
Third time the charm?
Would the third time be the charm
for Menlo?
Not quite, but Del Rio felt fortu-
nate to come away with a piece of
the title.
“I thought we could have done a
lot better. I think [my team] was a
little bit tense. They came in with a
little bit of tension,” Del Rio said.
“At the end of the day, we had 100
minutes to change it (the outcome).
And at times, we’re kind of fortu-
nate to get a co-championship.”
Kerrest said his team was deter-
mined to change its fortunes against
its archrival.
“We haven’t beaten then in six
years. … I think they (the Gators)
expected to come here and clean us
off pretty easily,” Kerrest said. “It’s
a heated rivalry and they had our
number during league. But we knew
CCS was a second chance for us.”
After an evenly played first half,
Sacred Heart Prep (18-2-4) scored
what can be a back-breaking goal
just before halftime, based on pure
hustle from striker Andrew Segre.
As the ball rolled toward the Menlo
end line, Segre sprinted 30 yards
and won a 50-50 ball from a Menlo
defender. Segre turned, and from a
tough angle, sent a shot on frame.
Willy Lamb was stationed right in
front of the goalmouth and appeared
to nod it in, but Del Rio said Lamb
told him he didn’t touch it, giving
Segre the goal.
Those goals right before halftime
can have a deflating effect on teams,
but Menlo (15-5-4) came out in the
second half with even more deter-
mination. Seventeen minutes into
the second half, Menlo Striker Max
Parker made a strong run through
the SHP defense. As he got to the
top of the Gators’ penalty box, the
SHP goalkeeper came way off his
line to challenge Parker, who was
poised to go around the ’keeper but
was taken down in the box, earning
a penalty kick.
Spot kick
In a twist, Kerrest called on goal-
keeper Timmy Costa to take the spot
kick. Costa, who was solid all game
between the posts for the Knights,
calmly slotted his shot into the left
corner of the net for the equalizer.
“We’ve had three different penal-
ty kicks this year and missed all
three,” Kerrest said. “I have a load
of confidence in Tim. Timmy Costa
had an amazing game. He’s been
amazing all year.”
The Gators applied a lot of pres-
sure during the rest of regulation,
out-shooting the Knights 7-2 in the
second half, but could not find the
game winner. The Gators best
chance at victory in regulation came
late off a throw in. Robert
Hellman’s header was parried away
by Costa, but the rebound went right
to Daniel Thaure, who hit his fol-
low-up shot wide.
SHP had the best chance in over-
time to pull out the victory. After a
relatively uneventful first 10-minute
overtime period, it was another
Hellman header in the second 10-
minute overtime period that nearly
put the Gators ahead. Off a corner
kick, Hellman whipped a header on
frame that appeared destined for the
left corner.
But Menlo’s Jackson Wagner was
there to head the ball out of danger
off the goal line to preserve the tie
and the co-championship.
Which is OK in Kerrest’s book.
“We’re CCS champs. We’re going
to look at the glass as half full,”
Kerrest said. “At the end of the day,
we get to put a (CCS championship)
banner up (in our gym).”
Continued from page 11
season in school history. With Saturday’s tie,
Woodside became the only girls’ team in CCS
to finish with an unbeaten record, finishing
with a 19-0-4 mark, along with a Peninsula
Athletic League Bay Division championship.
The CCS title is just icing on the cake, as far
as Woodside coach Jose Navarrete is con-
“We didn’t even set (a goal) this high,”
Navarrete said. “We just wanted to get better
(Every practice, every game).”
If there was any question the Wildcats
belonged on the field with Santa Teresa,
which boasts a number of players in the U.S.
National Team pool, they answered it with a
dominating first half, during which Woodside
put pressure on the Santa Teresa defense the
Saints had not experienced this season. With a
number of fleet-footed forwards, Navarrete
constantly kept fresh legs up top as he rotated
a number of players into the attack.
Freshman Jilliene Aguilera was especially
dangerous, as was sophomore Lauren
Holland, junior Heather Seybert and Alegra
Stangvik. The Wildcats spent the opening 40
minutes keeping the Saints defense on its
heels as the Wildcats spent almost the entire
first half in the Saints’ ends of the field and
out-shot Santa Teresa 6-1.
“The only thing that was missing was that
one goal,” Navarrete said. “I think one goal
was going to decide this thing. We threw
everything at them.”
The Wildcats gave so much in the first half
that they appeared to be a bit gassed in the
second half on a day during which tempera-
tures soared into the mid-70s. Santa Teresa,
which spent the first half with little time due
to Woodside pressure, started stringing passes
together in the first half and finding itself with
much more time to make decisions. The
Saints had a much easier job in the midfield
and they were the ones pressuring the
Woodside defense, which much like their
Saints’ counterparts, were unbeatable.
“We shot so much (of our effort) in the first
half. Maybe we should have let off a little bit,”
Navarrete said. “We gave up the midfield (in
the second half) because of a lack of numbers
and a lack of legs. Fatigue was definitely a
factor. We knew we would give up some
counter, but at the end of every counter, we
had (sweeper) Gianna (Rosati).”
Rosati was rock solid as the last line of
defense, time and again clearing away any
danger the Saints might have presented.
Over the final 15 minutes of regulation,
however, Woodside found its legs again and
went on the attack, looking for that elusive
goal. The Wildcats earned three corners dur-
ing that time, but could not hook up with
Rosati, the team’s leading scorer and deadly
with her head on corners.
Woodside continued its assault in the two
10-minute overtime periods, but just could not
convert. The Wildcats best chance came early
in the second overtime period when Katie
Pedigo made a long run down the left sideline.
She whipped a cross into the Santa Teresa
penalty box where she found Mackenzie
Person, who one-timed a shot attempt. But it
was blocked by a Santa Teresa defender and
never even made it on goal.
Despite not securing the outright title,
Navarrete had little to complain about after
the game.
“The heart I wasn’t sure of came out today.
Everything they had they gave on the field,”
Navarrete said. “I took a bunch of kids who
had no business being here, not yet anyway.
Everything we asked of them (this season),
they did.”
Continued from page 11
Woodside’s Heather Seybert loads up for a shot as a Santa Teresa defender closes on her dur-
ing the Wildcats 1-1 tie in the CCS Division I championship game.
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 35 21 .625 —
Brooklyn 34 26 .567 3
Boston 31 27 .534 5
Philadelphia 23 35 .397 13
Toronto 23 37 .383 14
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 43 14 .754 —
Atlanta 33 24 .579 10
Washington 19 39 .328 24 1/2
Orlando 16 44 .267 28 1/2
Charlotte 13 46 .220 31
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 37 22 .627 —
Chicago 34 25 .576 3
Milwaukee 29 28 .509 7
Detroit 23 39 .371 15 1/2
Cleveland 20 39 .339 17
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 47 14 .770 —
Memphis 39 19 .672 6 1/2
Houston 33 28 .541 14
Dallas 26 33 .441 20
New Orleans 21 39 .350 25 1/2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 43 16 .729 —
Denver 38 22 .633 5 1/2
Utah 32 27 .542 11
Portland 27 31 .466 15 1/2
Minnesota 20 36 .357 21 1/2
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 43 19 .694 —
Golden State 33 27 .550 9
L.A. Lakers 29 30 .492 12 1/2
Phoenix 21 39 .350 21
Sacramento 21 40 .344 21 1/2
Miami 99, New York 93
Oklahoma City 108, L.A. Clippers 104
Sacramento 119, Charlotte 83
Memphis 108, Orlando 82
Washington 90, Philadelphia 87
Houston 136, Dallas 103
San Antonio 114, Detroit 75
Chicago at Indiana, late
Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, late
Atlantic Division
Pittsburgh 22 14 8 0 28 77 64
New Jersey 21 10 6 5 25 52 56
Philadelphia 23 11 11 1 23 66 68
N.Y. Rangers 20 10 8 2 22 51 51
N.Y. Islanders 22 9 11 2 20 64 75
Northeast Division
Montreal 22 14 4 4 32 68 53
Boston 19 14 3 2 30 57 42
Ottawa 23 12 7 4 28 52 44
Toronto 22 13 9 0 26 64 55
Buffalo 23 9 12 2 20 60 73
Southeast Division
Carolina 21 12 8 1 25 63 59
Winnipeg 21 10 10 1 21 55 64
Tampa Bay 21 9 11 1 19 73 67
Florida 22 6 11 5 17 55 82
Washington 20 8 11 1 17 55 59
Central Division
Chicago 22 19 0 3 41 70 41
Detroit 22 10 8 4 24 61 59
St. Louis 21 11 8 2 24 60 61
Nashville 22 9 8 5 23 46 54
Columbus 22 6 12 4 16 49 66
Northwest Division
Vancouver 20 11 5 4 26 59 54
Minnesota 21 11 8 2 24 49 51
Colorado 20 8 8 4 20 50 60
Edmonton 21 8 9 4 20 51 58
Calgary 19 7 8 4 18 53 66
Anaheim 20 15 3 2 32 71 55
Dallas 22 11 9 2 24 61 63
San Jose 20 10 6 4 24 47 44
Phoenix 21 10 8 3 23 62 59
Los Angeles 19 10 7 2 22 49 47
NOTE:Two points for a win, one point for overtime
Chicago 2, Detroit 1, SO
N.Y. Islanders 3, Ottawa 2, SO
N.Y. Rangers 3, Buffalo 2, SO
Columbus 2, Colorado 1, OT
Dallas 4, St. Louis 1
Carolina 3, Florida 2
Montreal 4, Boston 3
Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2
Vancouver at Calgary, late
Black,RHP Matt Daley,RHP Nick Goody,RHP Shane
Greene,RHP Bryan Mitchell,RHP Zach Nuding,RHP
Mike O’Brien,RHP Ryan Pope and INF Kyle Roller to
their minor league camp.
Carignan to their minor league camp.
National League
Heaney to rehabilitation.
NEWYORKMETS—Agreed to terms with OF Mike
Baxter, LHP Rob Carson, OF Collin Cowgill, C Travis
d’Arnaud, OF Lucas Duda, LHP Josh Edgin, RHP
Jeurys Familia, INF Wilmer Flores, RHP Dillon Gee,
RHP Gonzalez Germen,LHP Darin Gorski,RHP Matt
Harvey, INF Reese Havens, RHP Jeremy Hefner, INF
Brandon Hicks,OF Juan Lagares,INF Zach Lutz,RHP
Collin McHugh,RHP Jenrry Mejia,OF Kirk Nieuwen-
huis,OF Cesar Puello,RHP Elvin Ramirez,C Anthony
Recker, RHP Hansel Robles, INF Ruben Tejada, INF
Wilfredo Tovar,INF Justin Turner,OF Jordany Valde-
spin and RHP Zack Wheeler on one-year contracts.
Bray,LHP Brandon Mann,LHP Will Ohman and RHP
Tanner Roark to their minor-league camp.
National HockeyLeague
for four games,for charging Ottawa D Mike Lundin
during a March 2 game.
FLORIDA PANTHERS—Recalled G Jacob Mark-
strom and D Nolan Yonkman from San Antonio
(AHL). Placed G Jose Theodore and D Dmitry Ku-
likov on injured reserve.
from Syracuse (AHL).
Moon to Evansville (AHL).
Bloodoff was reassigned to Portland (AHL). COL-
ANGELOSTATE—Announcedthat it will not renew
thecontractsof men’sbasketball coachFredRikeor
men’s assistant basketball coach Kenneth Man-
This Week’sWomen’sTop25Fared
1.Baylor (28-1) beat Oklahoma 86-64;beat West Vir-
ginia 80-49.
2. Notre Dame (27-1) beat No. 22 Syracuse 79-68;
beat Providence 92-57.
3. UConn (27-2) beat Pittsburgh 76-36; beat South
Florida 85-51.
4. Stanford (28-2) beat Washington 71-36; beat
Washington State 72-50.
5.Duke(27-2) lost toMiami 69-65;beat No.15North
Carolina 65-58.
6. California (27-2) beat Washington State 73-60;
beat Washington 78-50.
7.PennState(24-4) lost toMinnesota89-81;beat No.
20 Nebraska 82-67.
8. Tennessee (23-6) beat No. 13 Texas A&M 82-72;
lost to No. 10 Kentucky 78-65.
9.Maryland (23-6) lost to No.24 Florida State 72-71;
beat Wake Forest 88-61.
10.Kentucky (25-4) beat Mississippi 90-65; beat No.
8 Tennessee 78-65.
11. Georgia (24-5) lost to Mississippi State 50-38;
beat Vanderbilt 55-50.
12.Dayton (26-1) beat Saint Louis 71-61; beat Saint
Joseph’s 73-66.
13.Texas A&M (21-9) lost to No. 8 Tennessee 82-72;
lost to LSU 67-52.
14.SouthCarolina(23-6) lost toMissouri 65-58;beat
Florida 67-56.
15. North Carolina (26-5) beat Boston College 85-
57; lost to No. 5 Duke 65-58.
16. Louisville (23-6) beat Seton Hall 72-62.
17. UCLA (23-6) beat Arizona State 58-50; beat Ari-
zona 68-57.
18.Delaware (26-3) beat Hofstra 79-50; beat Drexel
19. Colorado (24-5) beat Oregon 60-49; beat Ore-
gon State 66-63, OT.
20. Nebraska (22-7) beat Wisconsin 55-53; lost to
No. 7 Penn State 82-67.
21.GreenBay(24-2) beat Detroit 71-63;beat Illinois-
Chicago 67-36.
22. Syracuse (22-6) lost to No. 2 Notre Dame 79-68;
lost to Villanova 77-75, 3OT.
23.Iowa State (20-7) beat Kansas 83-68; lost to TCU
24. Florida State (21-8) beat No. 9 Maryland 72-71;
lost to Virginia 72-60.
25.Purdue (21-8) lost to Michigan State 68-61; beat
Illinois 76-65.
This Week’sTop25Fared
1.Indiana (25-4) lost to Minnesota 77-73; beat Iowa
2. Gonzaga (29-2) beat BYU 70-65; beat Portland
3.Duke(25-4) lost toVirginia73-68;beat No.5Miami
4.Michigan (24-5) lost to Penn State 84-78; beat No.
9 Michigan State 58-57.
5. Miami (23-5) beat Virginia Tech 76-58; lost to No.
3 Duke 79-76.
6. Kansas (25-4) beat Iowa State 108-96, OT; beat
West Virginia 91-65.
7. Georgetown (23-4) beat UConn 79-78, 2OT; beat
Rutgers 64-51.
8. Florida (23-5) lost to Tennessee 64-58; beat Al-
abama 64-52.
9. Michigan State (22-7) lost to No. 4 Michigan 58-
10. Louisville (24-5) beat DePaul 79-58; beat No. 12
Syracuse 58-53.
11.Arizona (23-6) lost to Southern Cal 89-78; lost to
UCLA 74-69.
12. Syracuse (22-7) lost to No. 22 Marquette 74-71;
lost to No. 10 Louisville 58-53.
13. Kansas State (24-5) beat Texas Tech 75-55; beat
Baylor 64-61.
14. New Mexico (25-4) beat San Diego State 70-60;
beat Wyoming 53-42.
15. Oklahoma State (22-6) beat TCU 64-47; beat
Texas 78-65.
16. Ohio State (21-7) beat Northwestern 63-53.
17. Wisconsin (20-9) beat Nebraska 77-46; lost to
Purdue 69-56.
18.Saint Louis (23-5) beat Saint Joseph’s 70-53;beat
George Washington 66-58.
19.Memphis(25-4) lost toXavier 64-62;beat UCF76-
20. Butler (22-7) lost to VCU 84-52.
21. Notre Dame (22-7) lost to No. 22 Marquette 72-
22. Marquette (21-7) beat No. 12 Syracuse 74-71;
beat No. 21 Notre Dame 72-64.
23.Pittsburgh (23-7) beat South Florida 64-44; beat
Villanova 73-64, OT.
24. Oregon (23-6) beat Oregon State 85-75.
25.LouisianaTech(26-3) beat UtahState84-61;beat
San Jose State 88-61.
By John Marshall
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Carl
Edwards climbed from his car,
stood on the door and landed a
backflip near the finish line. He
then hopped up on the wall in front
of the grandstand, grabbed the
checkered flag and waded into the
crowd, trading high-fives with fans.
After a miserable week at
Daytona, Edwards had plenty to
That it came at Phoenix
International Raceway only seemed
Coming through on his promise
to dominate after his Daytona dis-
aster, Edwards pulled away on a
late restart and snapped a 70-race
winless streak on Sunday, the sec-
ond long drought he’s ended at
“This win feels as good or better
as any win I’ve ever had,” Edwards
Edwards had a rough 2012 sea-
son, missing the Chase for the
championship. His downward spi-
ral continued at Daytona, where he
wrecked five cars. On his way out
of Florida, Edwards said he was
ready to dominate and win at
He did just that, leading the final
78 laps on the 312-lap race around
PIR’s odd-shaped oval in the first
non-restrictor-plate race with
NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car.
Edwards got a good push from
defending Sprint Cup champion
Brad Keselowski on the restart with
two laps left and pulled away from
there, winning for the first time
since Las Vegas in 2011.
After parking his car at the finish
line, Edwards landed his first back-
flip in nearly two years and cele-
brated with the fans — just like he
did at PIR after ending another 70-
race winless streak in 2010.
“I’m sure it’s a relief for someone
like Carl,” said Denny Hamlin, who
finished third and had a long win-
less streak end at Phoenix last year.
“He’s now relevant again, he really
is and it’s a good sign for their race
team for things to come.”
The big duel came behind
Despite struggling with his car
most of the day, Hamlin made a
bold move on the last lap with a
pass on the apron below the dogleg.
He popped up alongside Daytona
500 winner Jimmie Johnson and the
two drag-raced to the finish, where
Johnson edged him by a few inches.
Keselowski, who was outside
Johnson during Hamlin’s move, fin-
ished fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
ended up fifth.
“As far down as I was, I was com-
mitted, there was nothing that I was
going to do where I would back
out,” Hamlin said. “I just hoped I
would have just slid in front of the
48, then you risk getting punted and
spun, and your whole day you’ve
worked everything for is taken
away in a corner. I held my line and
thought I really did the right thing
and gave those guys room to pass
me back — and one of them did.”
Edwards ends long drought at Phoenix
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
n Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers,
he suggests it takes about 10,000 hours
of dedicated practice to master a skill.
This could apply to a computer programmer
or hacker, a baker or boxer, rock star or rock
scientist. His rule accounts for luck and
privilege, such as that rock scientist being
born into a family that enables her to attend
college. Our resident spay/neuter veterinari-
an, Dr. Steve Sweetser, believes the theory.
He’s performed 60,000 spay/neuter surgeries
in his 11-plus years with the Peninsula
Humane Society & SPCA and joined us
well into his professional career, so his total
of dog and cat “fixes” is much higher. He
can neuter a cat in about two minutes and
wrap up a male dog in five to 10 minutes.
Dr. Sweetser’s domain, our low-cost
Spay/Neuter Clinic, has served this commu-
nity since 1970, making surgeries affordable
for local residents. The fee to fix a cat, for
example, is $50 or $60 (for females). For
dogs, it’s $80 to $140, with large females on
the high end. By comparison, getting your
pet fixed at a private veterinary clinic could
cost $400 or more. We’re thankful that our
local veterinary community fully under-
stands that offering low-cost fixes is vital to
our mission and helps us control this com-
munity’s number of unwanted animals.
Occasionally, pet owners question the quali-
ty, reasoning it might be lacking since our
price is so low. If anything, the opposite is
true. Since Dr. Sweeter and our other staff
veterinarians perform spay and neuter sur-
geries so often, this is our specialty. Cat
owners can make an appointment and often
get in the following day. Folks with small,
male dogs can get into our clinic in less than
a week, while those with large male dogs
have a 10- or 11-day wait. The wait time for
female dogs is about two and a half weeks.
To make an appointment, please call
Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education,
Outreach, Field Services, Cruelty
Investigation, Volunteer and Media/PR pro-
gram areas and staff from the new Tom and
Annette Lantos Center for Compassion.
By Christy Lemire
LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t
exactly a mighty victory, but “Jack
the Giant Slayer” won the weekend
at the box office.
The Warner Bros. 3-D action
extravaganza, based on the Jack and
the Beanstalk legend, made just $28
million to debut at No. 1, according
to Sunday studio estimates. It had a
reported budget of just under $200
But the studio also hit a milestone
on the global front with Peter
Jackson’s fantasy epic “The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey” crossing
the $1 billion mark worldwide. The
first of three films based on the clas-
sic J.R.R. Tolkien novel has made
$301.1 domestically and $700 mil-
lion internationally.
“Jack the Giant Slayer” comes
from Bryan Singer, director of “The
Usual Suspects” and the first two
“X-Men” movies. It stars Nicholas
Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Ian
McShane and Stanley Tucci.
Among other new releases, the
college romp “21 & Over” from
Relativity Media made only $9 mil-
lion this weekend to open in third
place. And the horror sequel “The
Last Exorcism Part II” from CBS
Films debuted in fourth place with
just over $8 million.
Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’
executive vice president of theatri-
cal distribution, said “Jack the Giant
Slayer” opened lower than the stu-
dio had hoped, but he’s encouraged
by its CinemaScore, which was a B-
plus overall and an A among view-
ers under 18. One bit of good news
for “Jack” is that it had a 56-percent
uptick from Friday to Saturday, sug-
gesting strong word-of-mouth and
more family audiences for the PG-
13 adventure.
“That tells us that the audiences
that are seeing it really do like it,”
Goldstein said. “The international
opening in Asia has been very
strong — the 3-D component of the
special effects works in a big way
outside the domestic marketplace.”
“Jack the Giant Slayer” made
$13.7 million in 11 international
territories for a worldwide total of
$41.7 million. Internationally, “A
Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth
film in the blockbuster Bruce
Willis franchise, was the big win-
ner of the weekend with $18.3 mil-
lion for a global total of nearly
$222 million.
Domestically, this is the sixth
weekend in a row that movie ticket
sales are down, said Paul
Dergarabedian, box-office analyst
for Hollywood.com. He pointed out
that many of the action pictures
aimed at men this year — including
“Snitch,” “The Last Stand,” “Bullet
to the Head” and “Parker” — have
been disappointments at the box
“Other films have done OK but
we need to do better than OK to
keep up with last year’s pace,” he
said. “Where is the audience? I
don’t want to overstate this, but
where are the guys?”
Among the few bright spots, the
Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy
comedy “Identity Thief” has
become the first film to cross the
$100 million mark this year. Now in
its fourth week in theaters, the
Universal movie has made $107.4
“This is a tough marketplace right
now. Everything is underperform-
ing,” Dergarabedian said. “There
hasn’t been a huge breakout hit yet.
For every ‘Identity Thief’ there have
probably been 10 other films that
have underperformed.”
Meanwhile, winners at last week-
end’s Academy Awards, including
“Argo,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
and “Life of Pi,” are still sticking
around in the top 20 after several
months in theaters, further under-
scoring the weakness of recent new
But Dergarabedian was optimistic
that things will turn around with the
opening next week of Disney’s “Oz
the Great and Powerful,” a much-
anticipated prequel to “The Wizard
of Oz” starring James Franco and
directed by Sam Raimi. It’s expect-
ed to open in the $75-100 million
“We need the cavalry to arrive
and we need them soon,” he said.
“Maybe James Franco is the caval-
‘Giant Slayer’ scares up ho-hum $28 million
1.“Jack the Giant Slayer,”$28 mil-
lion.($13.7 million international.)
2.“Identity Thief,”$9.7 million.
3.“21 & Over,”$9 million.
4.“The Last Exorcism Part II,” $8
5.“Snitch,”$7.7 million.
6. “Escape From Planet Earth,”
$6.7 million.
7.“Safe Haven,”$6.3 million.
8.“Silver Linings Playbook,”$5.9
9.“A Good Day to Die Hard,”$4.5
million. ($18.3 million interna-
10.“Dark Skies,”$3.6 million.
Top 10 movies
“Jack the Giant Slayer”won the weekend at the box office.
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Birth announcements:
Naveen Zalpuri and Archana Koul, of
Foster City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 5,
Drew and Natasha Reeder, of San
Mateo, gave birth to twins, a baby boy and
girl, at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City
Feb. 6, 2013
Balaji Subramaniam and Savitha
Gajaraju, of Foster City, gave birth to a
baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Feb. 6, 2013
Joshua and Theresa Moquin, of
Hayward, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 7,
John and Jennifer Reilly, of San Carlos,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 10, 2013
Joseph and Renee Turiello, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 12, 2013
Sugumar Murugesan and Vidhya Muthu
Navaneetha Kannan, of Foster City, gave
birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City Feb. 13, 2013
Nathan and Katherine Schrenk, of
Atherton, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 13, 2013
Shawun Warren and Chelsea Roache, of
Menlo Park, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 14,
Manoa and Katalina Taimani, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 14,
Kent and Caroline Keirsey, of Menlo
Park, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 16, 2013
Marcus Bonfiglio and Beth Kurlan, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 17,
Willie and Arisa Lagunzad, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 19, 2013
Peter and Kirsty Lake, of San Carlos,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 20, 2013
Morten and Susan Jensen, of San Mateo,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 20, 2013
Neeraj Bhardwaj and Stacy Milman, of
Redwood City, gave birth to a baby boy at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 25,
Joseph and Jamila Tai, of Redwood City,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 26, 2013
Lei Jin and Jiali Zhao, of Redwood City,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital
in Redwood City Feb. 26, 2013
Jin Han and Erin Smith, of Redwood
City, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Feb. 26, 2013
The San Bruno Recreation Center hosted the Relay For Life Survivor and Caregiver Breakfast
March 3 to honor those living with cancer and those who support them. Seated are Cancer
Survivors Mara Sorbi, Mellissa Verna, Mellisa McNichol, Laura Davis, Nancy Guzan, Carolyn
Livengood,and Janet Pe Benito.Across their laps is the Links of Hope paper chain,where each
link represents a survivor who beat cancer for an additional year. In the back row are Michael
Verna,caregiver; Julie Pierce,American Cancer Society Relay For Life Manager/San Bruno; and
Sue Garrison,former caregiver.The Breakfast was one of the activities culminating in the Relay
For Life on April 27 at Capuchino High School in San Bruno.
State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-
San Mateo, names
Carolyn Hoskins,
founder and executive
director of The Domini
Hoskins Black History
Museum, a Quiet Hero
of the 13th Senate Dis-
trict, on Friday, Feb. 22,
at the “Java with Jerry”
in Redwood City.
Kate Timberlake (left) and
Randi Murray (center) of
Burlingame pause with 42nd
Street Moon’s Producing Direc-
tor Stephanie Rhoads (right) at
42nd Street Moon’s 20th An-
niversary Gala “It’s De-Lovely”at
the Palace Hotel in San Fran-
cisco Feb. 7. Also in attendance
were Dinner Committee mem-
bers Patti and Tim Warner (San
Mateo); Susan and Dave
Schnebly (Menlo Park); Mau-
reen McVerry (San Carlos); Hunt
and Betsy Burdick (Redwood
City); Libby Hulsey and Terrill
Timberlake (Burlingame); Jen-
nifer McCall,William and Mary
Ann Margaretten, Martha Ryan,
Barry and Esther Sherman.
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
December 1996
• UA the movies, later known as Metro
Center 6 at 200 Colma Blvd. opened in 1987
but closed in 2003 and razed.
• The Burlingame and Peninsula Twin
Drive-In at 350 Beach Road in Burlingame.
Capacity of 1,500 cars was good but the loca-
tion confused drivers and many gave up and
left without getting off Highway 101. It
remodeled and reopened with two more
screens and was called the Burlingame 4. It
closed in 2001 and plans for a bio-tech center
at this site have been talked about.
• The Redwood Drive-In, with a capacity of
1,300 cars, opened at 557 E. Bayshore Blvd.
June 14, 1961. Its screen measured 90 feet in
height and 130 feet in width. By the mid-70s,
it had expanded to four screens. It boasted a
large children’s playground and a huge snack
bar that provided plenty of soft drinks, pop-
corn and pizza to keep the kids happy as mom
and dad sat in their car enjoying the movies. It
closed Sept. 13, 1967 and was torn down.
Three years later, the Century Park 12 opened
on May 18, 1990 but closed in 2006.
• Century 20 opened at Broadway and
Theater Way next to the Fox in Redwood City.
• Theater-in-the-round (Hyatt Music
Theater) at 1304 Bayshore Highway in
Burlingame opened Sept. 5, 1964. Broadway
shows and big name stars were thought to be
the key to success in the $2.5 million, 2,500-
seat innovation but it wasn’t professional
enough for the Peninsula crowd and it folded
only 18 months after it opened. On March 29,
1966, however, it opened after remodeling as
Hyatt Cinema and it reopened six years later
as the Hyatt Twin after being cut in half. On
Oct. 5, 2006, in its last gasp tried to succeed
as a tri-plex. It finally closed April 20, 2007
and now stands empty.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold Fredricks
appears in the Monday edition of the Daily
Continued from page 3
Ryan Seacrest.
When she was first approached by
producers of the show several years ago,
she turned down an offer to audition. She
recently decided to seek out the show
again when she was ready to look for
“I was at the point in my life where I
was single,” she said. “I thought it could
be a good fit for me.”
At 24, McBride was not necessarily
looking to get engaged to this season’s
bachelor Sean Lowe.
“In reality, I just thought that I’m a
hopeless romantic,” she said. “[I
thought] if I found someone I had a con-
nection with, who knows what would
Living on camera
The first night of the show, McBride
arrived at a mansion in Los Angeles to
meet Lowe, along with 24 other women.
“I was a complete nervous wreck,” she
said. “There were all of these other beau-
tiful women.”
When she was not sleeping, McBride
was being followed by cameras, but it
did not take her long to adjust to the
“I became completely comfortable
with all the cameras,” she said.
As the speed-dating progressed, bach-
elor Lowe took women on group dates
and selected others for romantic one-on-
one dates. At the end of each week of
dating, he would eliminate women with
who he did not foresee a lifelong part-
Unfortunately for McBride, she did
not secure an exotic one-on-one date.
Her group dates were activities that she
would never do on a real-world date. She
competed with other girls in a volleyball
game in Los Angeles and in a relay race
in Montana.
When she was eliminated after the
fifth week, she was the only girl left who
had not had a one-on-one date with
Lowe. She fought back tears after she did
not receive a rose from Lowe at the end
of the week.
“Obviously I’m hurt,” she said after
she was eliminated in the show’s rose
ceremony. “I never got that shot with
him, and then all of sudden I’m leaving.”
Really ‘Reality?’
While many viewers are skeptical of
just how real Lowe is, McBride said he
was as great in reality as he seems on tel-
“He is very real and honest,” she said.
“He’s goofy too.”
Many bachelors say they are looking
for love, but what is unique about Lowe
is he is seriously looking for his wife, she
“I really think he was ready,” said
McBride, who hopes that it will work out
for him in the end.
From rock climbing to yachting in
exotic locations, the dates on the show
are nothing short of fantasies. While
many say the fancy dates are unrealistic,
McBride said they can reveal one’s true
“I think you should experience abnor-
mal situations and see how you react in
that environment,” she said.
Sparking a connection
McBride felt there was a mutual
attraction between her and
Lowe, but she noticed that
she did not have the same
connection with him that
some of the other women
“I was hopeful that I
would spend more time
with him, but he
grew stronger feel-
ings for others,” she
said. “I felt I didn’t
get enough time.”
On the other hand,
she surprisingly forged
friendships with some of
the women she was
competing against.
“It’s one of the best experiences I took
from the show,” she said of living with
the other women. “We were each other’s
The journey was also about self-dis-
covery for McBride.
“What I took from it was that it’s OK
to open up about love and put your heart
out there,” she said.
Moving on
Now having worked behind and in
front of the cameras, McBride says she
would be open to another opportunity to
be on reality television.
In the meantime, she is back in the dat-
ing world with a new vision of her ideal
“[The show] opened me up to know-
ing what I’m looking for,” she said.
McBride attended Carlmont High
School and was on the swim team.
Looking back on her high school days,
she remembers being runner-up for
homecoming queen and embarrassing
herself in front of her biggest crush.
She was walking straight toward him
in platform shoes.
“I looked so cute that day,” she said.
Her confidence quickly fell away
when she tripped and fell in front of him.
“I literally fell flat on my face,” she
said. “It was the most embarrassing
moment ever.”
Today, McBride prides herself on hav-
ing a positive outlook on life. She
believes everything happens for a reason.
She has traveled to Mexico and
Europe, and enjoys meeting new peo-
ple. McBride helped start Real
Options for City Kids (RockSF), a
mentoring program in San
She is currently living in
For more information on
“The Bachelor,” visit:
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Grocott was prompted by seeing the police vehicles that once
bore the city’s name along with the Sheriff’s Office star be switched
to only the former so that the county law enforcement can more eas-
ily move its equipment among the cities that contract with it.
“We’re not going to get that back so I asked myself what are some
other ways we can bring about some identity to the city? Things
like that can be important to employees as well as the commission-
ers and staff,” Grocott said.
Grocott broached the idea at the City Council’s recent strategic
planning retreat. The council will consider it, along with other top-
ics raised at the retreat, at a future council meeting.
But while the other councilmembers didn’t dismiss the idea, the
reaction was mixed. Vice Mayor Bob Grassilli, for one, wants to
iron out the details first — mainly the price tag.
“I don’t mind spending and I’m not saying I’m against it. Some
dollars might not be very much if it’s a good thing for the commu-
nity but we shouldn’t necessarily spend public money arbitrarily,”
he said.
Grassilli compared the clothing proposal to that of an official city
coin by former mayor Omar Ahmad. Grassilli and Grocott both
voted against the idea in April 2011 but it passed and the city now
hands out the coins as a thank you, congratulations, honor or mark
of important circumstances. The cost of 300 coins was $2,500.
Grassilli opposed the coin because of the cost but concedes the
city is in better financial shape now.
Councilman Ron Collins favors the idea of city attire as not only
a sense of identity but a source of pride among employees. Collins
said a “City of Good Living” baseball hat he received from the new
fire department upon joining the council is his “hat of choice” and
he is similarly proud to wear a city T-shirt.
If the plan doesn’t cost too much, he thinks the city should
explore the idea.
Grocott also takes price into consideration and said some of the
work may already be under way as part of the city’s earlier efforts
at rebranding itself. The company hired by the city churned out
some coffee cups and shirts as examples of what could be done and
Grocott said those might be a good starting point.
Price aside, Grocott said the goal is to let San Carlos residents
and workers know they are still a united community despite the
Sheriff’s Office having taken over police, some parks services hav-
ing been outsourced and Redwood City in negotiations to fully
absorb the fire department.
Grassilli isn’t so sure that’s a problem.
“My philosophy is that folks in San Carlos appreciate the servic-
es but don’t necessary ask where the people live,” he said.
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Belmont’s Daniella McBride
Monday • March 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Free Tax Preparation. Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan.14 to
April 5. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Samaritan House, 4031 Pacific
Blvd., San Mateo. To make an
appointment or for more information
call 523-0804.
Lecture: Advancements in Hearing
AidTechnology. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. San
Mateo Senior Center, 2645 Alameda de
las Pulgas, San Mateo. Free. For more
information or to register call 522-7490.
The Hearing Association of the
Peninsula Chapter Meeting. 1 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455
Madison Ave., Redwood City. The
program for this meeting will be the
Latest Advances in the Treatment of
Hearing Loss given by Dr. Stuart Ort,
M.D. from the California Ear Institute in
Palo Alto. Refreshments will be served.
Free. For more information call 345-
Dance Connection with Live Music
by the Ron Borelli Trio. Free dance
lessons, 6:30-7 p.m. Open dance, 7 p.m.-
9:30 p.m. Burlingame Woman’s Club,
241 Park Road, Burlingame. Fun-filled
Mardi Gras dance night. $8 members,
$10 guests. Light refreshments, mixers
and raffles. Male dance hosts receive
free entry. For more information call
Free Screening of Climate Change
Documentary at Stanford: Chasing
Ice.7 p.m. CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford
University, 641 Knight Way, Stanford.
The documentary will be followed by a
discussion with the film’s producer and
director, Jeff Orlowski, along with three
climate change experts who are fellows
with the Stanford Woods Institute for
the Environment. Parking is available
under the facility in Parking Lot PS-7
off of Campus Drive. Free. For more
information go to
LawyersintheLibrary.7 p.m.to 9 p.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las
Pulgas, Belmont. Sign up for a 20
minute appointment with a member
of the San Mateo County Library
Association. Lawyers’ speciality will be
wills and trusts. For more information
email figard@smcl.org.
Skype: Online Video Conferencing.
10:30 a.m. Belmont Library, 1110
Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. Learn
how to open a free account, set up your
equipment and software, make simple
conference calls over the Internet,
create and maintain a contact list and
use other provided features. Free. For
more information contact
Computer Coach. 10:30 a.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. Computer class for adults on
Wednesday mornings. Open to all. Free.
For more information visit
BasicDisasterClass.6:30 p.m.to 9 p.m.
Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San
Bruno. Free. Please wear comfortable
shoes and clothing. For more
information call 616-7096.
What’s Going on with My Child’s
Brain? 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. 177 Bovet
Road, Suite 150, San Mateo.Information
session on what’s behind child
behavior. For more information email
Dr. Katherine McDermont at
First WednesdayBook Group. 7 p.m.
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las
Pulgas, Belmont.Join us for a discussion
of the short story collection “The Love
of a Good Woman”by Alice Munro. For
more information call 591-8286.
Careers in Aviation Panel. 7 p.m. San
Carlos Flight Center, 655 Skyway Road,
#215, San Carlos. Free. An interactive
discussion with women aviation
professionals, including an air traffic
controller, airport manager, mechanic,
corporate pilot, flight instructor and
more. For more information go to
Astronomy from the Stratosphere:
NASA's SOFIA Mission. 7 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill
College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos
Hills. Dr. Dana Backman will introduce
the international scientific facility
Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared
Astronomy (SOFIA). Free admission. For
more information call 949-7888.
The Mountaintop Preview. 8 p.m.
Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto. Previews: Wednesday
March 6 to Friday March 8. Press
Opening: Saturday March 9. Closes:
Sunday April 7. Tuesdays and
Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and
Fridays: 8 p.m. Saturdays: 2 p.m. and 8
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students, educators, and seniors. For
information or to order tickets call (650)
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Linking HR Functions to
Organizational Goals. 7:30 a.m.to 9:30
a.m.Sequoia, 1850 Gateway Drive, Suite
600, San Mateo. $35 general admission,
free for NCHRA members. Northern
California Human resources Association
helps you discover the secret to
thinking, talking and acting like a
business leader who truly understands
your organization. For more
information go to www.nchra.org.
Peninsula Youth Theater Presents
Fiddler on the Roof. 9:30 a.m. 500
Castro St., Mountain View. $20 adults,
$16 seniors and children 12 and under,
$10 weekday shows and $7 per ticket
for groups of 10 or more. For more
information and to order tickets call
Just BetweenFriendsBaby,Kidsand
Maternity Consignment Sale. Noon
to 9 p.m. San Mateo Event Center, 1346
Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Shop for
bargains on over 35,000 items
including gently used kids clothing,
toys, furniture and more. $3. For more
information call (415) 710-3973.
“Wonderful Town.”7:30 p.m. Crystal
Springs Upland School, 400 Uplands
Road, Hillsborough.Tells the adventures
and misadventures of two sisters who
move from their comfortable
hometown in Ohio to New York City to
fulfill their dreams. For tickets visit
https://www.csus.org or call 342-4668.
Pear Theatre Presents: The Apple
Never Falls. 8 p.m. Pear Avenue
Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View.
Tickets are $10-$30.The world premiere
of this play written by Paul Bracerman
will run from Feb. 22 until March 10,
with performances every Thursday,
Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. and
every Sunday at 2 p.m. For more
information and to purchase tickets call
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Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan.14 to
April 5. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Samaritan House, 4031 Pacific
Blvd., San Mateo. To make an
appointment or for more information
call 523-0804.
Just Between Friends Baby, Kids &
Maternity Consignment Sale. 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. San Mateo Event Center, 1346
Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Shop for
bargains on over 35,000 items
including gently used kids clothing,
toys, furniture and more. Free
admission, paid parking. For more
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Needlepoint Experts at Luv2Stitch.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luv2stich, 747
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she used district-provided or public
transportation options, according to a
staff report.
Finding a new home for Peninsula has
been an ongoing conversation.
In 2010, a district advisory committee
found that Crestmoor High School could
be considered surplus if a new, appropriate
home could be found for the alternative
school Peninsula High and the other dis-
trict services currently housed on the site.
During a January 2012 study session
about Measure O, a $186 million bond
measure passed in November 2010, the
board agreed a new facility for the alter-
native school should be the next priority
for the money. Trustees told staff to
research all options — placing the
school on land at Hillsdale or San Mateo
high schools, purchasing new land or
remodeling the Crestmoor site in San
Bruno where the school is currently
located. Laurence then held meetings
with local groups and elected officials
explaining the pros and cons of the vari-
ous options before the board took up the
The possibility of moving the facility
to either San Mateo or Hillsdale high
school has spurred opposition at each
school, by law enforcement officials and
the San Mateo City Council, as well as
in the community — including two
online petitions. This is the first meeting
of the board on the topic since the idea
came under fire from the community last
Laurence is no longer suggesting
Hillsdale be a consideration. San Mateo
Union’s enrollment is expected to grow
in the southern part of the district. The
space at Hillsdale will most likely be
needed to accommodate that growth.
Renovating Crestmoor is also no longer
suggested by Laurence since it would
not fix the long commute time for stu-
Another aspect to this conversation is
the Crestmoor High School site which
was previously deemed to be unused or
unneeded land for educational purposes
if Peninsula was relocated. The decision
opens up the option to sell the property,
a move San Bruno residents have widely
criticized. But that topic is not what’s
being considered at this time.
The board meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 7 at the Aragon Theater, 900
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
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sider buying camera equipment to rent
out to others as a way to make extra
She found a shop she liked to rent from
in her hometown and told her son and
best friend Max Shevyakov to at least
check it out.
They mulled it over, saw that the store
Gurevich’s mom rented from was always
busy and decided to take the plunge.
The two were friends since attending
school together in Aurora, Colo. but were
living thousands of miles apart when the
idea was first posed.
Shevyakov had worked in Silicon
Valley at Hewlett-Packard and then
another startup as he and Gurevich decid-
ed to dive into starting their own business.
“At first, we thought it would be an
after-school activity that earned us extra
beer and travel money,” said Shevyakov,
32, who earned a master’s degree in com-
puter science from Columbia University.
So, in 2007, the two bought some cam-
era equipment with their own life savings
and started the business in Shevyakov’s
spare bedroom in San Mateo.
The business started with two Trader
Joe’s bags filled with camera equipment
and plenty of credit card debt.
They set up their website for online
rentals and the orders started to come in
slowly. Two months later, however, the
business turned into a full-time job and
the two knew they were on to something
They put all the profits back into buy-
ing equipment.
The hardest part in the early days,
Shevyakov said, was keeping up with the
inventory. He also credits his wife for
sticking by him while he undertook the
new venture and ran up the charges on the
credit card. In the beginning, the two
childhood friends filled all the orders,
handled the shipping, cleaned the equip-
ment and fine-tuned the company’s web-
“The demand was clearly there,” he
They opened a small shop in San
Mateo then moved to a space on
Industrial Road in San Carlos where the
company is currently headquartered.
They have since significantly expanded
their San Carlos headquarters and have
just opened a new warehouse in the
Boston area, where Gurevich now lives
and works.
The two bags of original camera equip-
ment has now turned into a thriving busi-
ness with 60 employees operating on two
Its customers are those who want to try
out new equipment before they buy it,
hobbyists, nature lovers and travelers.
Its newest customers, however, include
corporate clients such as Al Jazeera,
Showtime, the BBC, Facebook, Google,
Adobe and many other high-tech compa-
nies in the area.
Borrowlenses.com now rents audio and
video equipment, which is its fastest-
growing sector, Shevyakov said.
Equipment can also be picked up at sev-
eral locations in the Bay Area or be
shipped directly.
Shevyakov even hired his father to be
the company’s accountant.
“It’s good to have someone you trust
handle the money,” he said.
To learn more go to: www.borrowlens-
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Hillsborough will hold its second
town meeting next week to discuss
wireless communications facilities
and the town’s aesthetic character.
In 2006, Hillsborough first adopt-
ed a wireless communications ordi-
nance to regulate the location of
wireless communications facilities
in the town in a manner that recog-
nizes the benefits of wireless com-
munications technology while
accommodating the values of the
community. Specific points of the
ordinance reduce visual effects of
wireless communications facilities,
preserve the rural character of the
town, encourage co-location of
facilities and locate facilities where
impacts on the town’s residents are
Since this ordinance was adopted,
there have been many changes in
the wireless industry, including the
implementation of new technology
and equipment, new legislation and
court rulings, and direction from the
Federal Communications
Commission. In February 2012,
Congress made a sweeping change
to the Federal Telecommunications
Act requiring that certain types of
wireless projects be allowed by state
and local governments. In light of
these changes, the Hillsborough
City Council adopted a moratorium
on the processing of all wireless
communication facilities in
September. The moratorium allows
the community and staff an oppor-
tunity to study the issue of how to
properly balance wireless needs,
infrastructure impacts and commu-
nity aesthetics, and then to develop
a new town wireless ordinance to
reflect that balance.
In neighboring Burlingame,
desires to regulate wireless commu-
nications facilities was a hot topic
starting in the summer of 2011.
ExteNet submitted an antenna
proposal to address gaps. That led to
an long community process with a
request by residents for a moratori-
um to study the issue and draft rules
— a request the city granted. New
rules developed by the Wireless
Telecommunications Working
Group, which included residents and
city officials, were adopted in 2012.
The moratorium also covered
ExteNet’s applications resulting in a
lawsuit from the company claiming
the city purposely delayed the appli-
cations. In February, the two sides
were ordered to mediation. The suit
is still in court.
Burlingame staff ultimately
approved eight applications from
ExteNet to attach wireless commu-
nication boxes to existing poles in
the public right-of-way. Residents
appealed that decision and the coun-
cil agreed to uphold the appeal on
six of the eight applications in April.
The council will meet 6 p.m.
Monday, March 11 at Town Hall,
1600 Floribunda Ave.
Hillsborough to discuss rules for wireless communication
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54 Approves
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22 Soaks (up)
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27 Must-have
28 Auction site
29 Philosopher
31 Piercing
33 “The,” to Wolfgang
35 Knight’s title
36 Streams
38 Fencing match
39 Calendar abbr.
41 Less foolish
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NATERA SEEKS Director of Statistics
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Rd, Ste 410, San Carlos, CA 94070. Ref.
Code: 31951-003. No calls/emails/faxes
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INFORMATICA Corporation has the fol-
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wood City, CA :
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(RC19KGA) - Design and develop test
plans and test cases based upon func-
tional and design specifications for Infor-
matica Analyst Tool.
Submit resume by mail to: Attn: M/S
KM024, Informatica Corporation, 100
Cardinal Way, Redwood City, CA 94063.
Must reference job title and job code
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Person @ Neal’s Coffee Shop, 114
DeAnza Blvd., San Mateo,
110 Employment
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Duties include cleaning
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STARVISTA, SAN Carlos, CA has multi-
ple openings at different levels. (1) Pro-
gram Manager (PM1): Manage clinicians
in intensive mental health, alcohol & drug
treatment progs. to provide group & in-
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ture, schedule, activities, recruitment,
staff dev. & training; Oversee implemen-
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encourage & support collaborative chil-
dren, youth & family srvcs; Oversee
youth & family prog. to provide therapeu-
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in Community Youth Dvlpmnt. Initiatives,
& Youth Community Partnerships; En-
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demonstrate deliverables through rprtng.
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Job Code to HR, 610 Elm St., #212, San
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available. Call (650)703-8654
120 Child Care Services
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as: A. Sison Daycare, 128 Dwight Rd.,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Alona Si-
son, same address. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
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This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/15/2013. (Pub-
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02/25/13, 03/04/13, 03/11/13, 03/18/13).
The following person is doing business
as: United Studios of Self Defense, 80
Cabrillo Hwy., Ste C, HALF MOON BAY,
CA 94019 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owner: United HMB of California,
LLC, CA. The business is conducted by
a Limited Liability Company. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on.
/s/ Gary L. Flickinger /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 02/22/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
02/25/13, 03/04/13, 03/11/13, 03/18/13).
210 Lost & Found
LOST - Small Love Bird, birght green
with orange breast. Adeline Dr. & Bernal
Ave., Burlingame. Escaped Labor Day
weekend. REWARD! (650)343-6922
RING FOUND Tue. Oct 23 2012 in Mill-
brae call (650)464-9359
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Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
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Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
210 Lost & Found
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: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
294 Baby Stuff
NURSERY SET - 6 piece nursery set -
$25., (650)341-1861
296 Appliances
TUB - drop-in, $100., (650)270-8113
New, originally $1600., moving, must
sell, $850., (650)697-2883
HAIR DRYER, Salon Master, $10.
condition. 3 speed. $35. (650)854-4109
COMBO - built in, $100., (650)270-8113
top, white, good condition, $40 obo
(650) 355-8464
KRUPS COFFEE maker $20,
L6 WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
MICROWAVE OVEN - Sharp, 1.5 cubic
feet, 1100 watts, one year old, SOLD!
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
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, side-by-
side, free, needs compressor, (650)726-
ROTISSERIE GE, US Made, IN-door or
out door, Holds large turkey 24” wide,
Like new, $80, OBO (650)344-8549
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SLICING MACHINE Stainless steel,
electric, almost new, excellent condition,
$50 (650)341-1628
great for college dorm, $25 obo
SMALL SLOW cooker. Used once, $12
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
T.V. 19" Color3000, RCA, w/remote
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
15 HARDCOVERS WWII - new condi-
tion, $80.obo, (650)345-5502
16 OLD glass telephone line insulators.
$60 San Mateo (650)341-8342
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
2000 GIANTS Baseball cards $99
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-
BRASS TROPHY Cup, Mounted on wal-
nut base. $35 (650)341-8342
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
HARD ROCK Cafe collectable guitar pin
collection $50 all SOLD!
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
PRISMS 9 in a box $99 obo
SPORTS CARDS - 3200 lots of stars
and rookies, $40. all, SOLD!
TRIPOD - Professional Quality used in
1930’s Hollywood, $99, obo
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
DELL 17” Flat screen monitor, used 1
year $40, (650)290-1960
HP PRINTER Deskjet 970c color printer.
Excellent condition. Software & accesso-
ries included. $30. 650-574-3865
300 Toys
CHILDREN’S VHS Disney movies, (4),
all $30., (650)518-0813
FISHER PRICE Musical Chair. 3 activi-
ties learning sound, attached side table,
and lights up, $25., SOLD!
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. SOLD!
SANDWICH GRILL vintage Westing
house excellent condition, $30,
TWO WORLD Globes, Replogle Plati-
num Classic Legend, USA Made. $34 ea
obo (650)349-6059
VINTAGE HAND Carved mallard duck
beautiful in a decoy $55., (650)341-8342
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
Rarely used, SOLD!
PS3 BLACK wireless headset $20
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
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
ALASKAN SEEN painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
BASE CABINET - TV, mahogany,
double doors; 24"D, 24"H x 36"W, on
wheels. $30. Call (650)342-7933
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
COMPUTER DESK from Ikea, $40
COUCH-FREE. OLD world pattern, soft
fabric. Some cat scratch damage-not too
noticeable. 650-303-6002
DINETTE TABLE walnut with chrome
legs. 36”x58” with one leaf 11 1/2”. $50,
San Mateo (650)341-5347
DINING ROOM Cabinet (Like New),
$150 (650)593-9162
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DRESSER - Medium brown, 50” x 39”,
two swinging doors plus 6 deep drawers,
DRESSER 6 Drawers $20
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
304 Furniture
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
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.
- off white, 40”, $20.obo, (650)571-5790
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
Six Matching Oak chairs and Leaf. $350,
Cash Only, (650)851-1045
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white with
pen holder and paper holder. Brand new,
in the box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
- $65., (650)347-8061
RATTAN PAPASAN Chair with Brown
cushion excellent shape $45
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable vi-
nyl medium brown $70, SOLD!
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
TEA CHEST , Bombay, burgundy, glass
top, perfect cond. $35 (650)345-1111
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
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, SOLD!
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
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
LADIES GOLD Lame' elbow length-
gloves sz 7.5 $15 New. (650)868-0436
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,
WATCHES (21) - original packaging,
stainless steel, need batteries, $60. all,
308 Tools
BLACK & Decker Electric hedge trimmer
$39 (650)342-6345
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
ESSIC CEMENT Mixer, gas motor, $850,
FMC TIRE changer Machine, $650
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
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
14 PLAYBOY magazines all for $80
$5. each obo, World & US History and
American Novel Classic, must see to ap-
preciate, (650)345-5502
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
40 ADULT VHS Tapes - $100.,
6 BASKETS assorted sizes and different
shapes very good condition $13 for all
with metal frame, 42” X 18” X 6”, zipper
closure, $5. ea., (650)364-0902
with 700 lights used twice $99 firm,
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
ADULT VIDEOS variety 8 for $50
PH Balance water, with anti-oxident
properties, good for home or office, new,
$100., (650)619-9203.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
ARTIFICIAL FICUS Tree 6 ft. life like, full
branches. in basket $55. (650)269-3712
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
310 Misc. For Sale
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.,
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
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
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
FOLDING LEG table 6' by 21/2' $25
FULL SIZE quilted Flowerly print green &
print $25 (650)871-7200
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
INFLATED 4'6" in diameter swimming
pool float $12 (415)346-6038
JACK LALANE juicer - never used,
$20., SOLD!
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., SOLD!
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
K9 ADVANTIX 55, repels and kills fleas
and ticks. 9 months worth, $60
LED MOTION security light (brand new
still in box) $40 (650)871-7200
LED MOTION security light (brand new
still in box) $40 (650)871-7200
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
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 LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
Monday • Mar. 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Rebounding
5 Early newspaper
11 “So-o-o cute!”
14 Vietnam neighbor
15 List of printing
16 Game, __, match
Dimwitted loiterer,
for pie-tasting
without intent to
19 __ urchin
20 Año Nuevo
21 Popular exercise
23 WANTED: Boy
on the run, for
unwanted kissing
27 Fun and games
29 Uncle’s mate
30 Singles
31 Dart thrower’s
32 Turn off, as the
33 Crime lab
evidence, briefly
Delinquent minor,
for breaking
curfew and
41 Isn’t missing
42 Bump into
43 __ sequitur:
44 Church recess
47 Up to the task
48 Do bar work
shepherd, for
sleeping on the
53 Harrison Ford’s
“Star Wars” role
54 Dispenser of
theater programs
57 Pasta suffix
58 WANTED: Merry
monarch, for
smoke pollution
with his pipe
62 Mythical giant bird
63 Takes care of
64 Charity donations
65 “For shame!”
66 Came next
67 Digs made of
1 Otherwise
2 Brother of Abel
3 Dodger Stadium
contest, to the
4 Fish hawk
5 Half a giggle
6 “Thinking, thinking
...” sounds
7 Onassis
8 Type of missile
9 Small, raised
porch in front of a
10 Dramatic
ballroom dance
11 Designate, as a
12 Hot dog
13 Oater transports
18 Lav in Leeds
22 “Ouch!” relative, in
response to a pun
24 Train tracks
25 Noisy shorebird
26 Left hanging
27 Tiger’s foot
28 Untruth
32 Sorento
33 Nerd
34 Picayune point to
36 Sharpens, as a
37 Wriggly
38 Space under a
39 Electrified particle
40 Finish
44 “Java” trumpeter
45 Baby grands, e.g.
46 Jolly old Xmas
47 Homes
48 Florence native,
for one
50 Free from
51 Funny
52 Haul
55 Big shade trees
56 Break at the office
59 Sunflower St.
60 Suffix with Israel
61 Silently assent
By Peter Koetters
(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
310 Misc. For Sale
Outdoor Screen, Retail $130 With Metal
Supports, $80/obo. (650)873-8167
PET COVERS- Protect your car seat
from your dog. 2, new $15 ea.
PET MATE Vari dog kennel large brand
new $99 firm 28" high 24" wide & 36"
length SOLD!
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
SET OF MIRRORS (2) - 33” x 50”, no
border, plain mirrors, SOLD!
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes), factory sealed, $10.
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
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
TYPEWRITER IBM Selectric II with 15”
Carrige. $99 obo (650)363-0360
310 Misc. For Sale
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
Like new, (6) 31” x 70” and (1) 29” x 69”,
$25. each, (650)347-7436
WOOL YARN - 12 skeins, Stahlwolle,
Serenade, mauve, all $30., (650)518-
X BOX with case - 4 games, all $60.,
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.
311 Musical Instruments
PIANO ORGAN, good condition. $110.
YAMAHA KEYBOARD with stand $75,
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
1 MENS golf shirt XX large red $18
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,
COAT - Size 6/8, Ladies, Red, Jones
New York, cute, like new, lightweight
down, above knee length, $35.,
EUROPEAN STYLE nubek leather la-
dies winter coat - tan colored with green
lapel & hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
FOX FUR Scarf 3 Piece $99 obo
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
316 Clothes
Reversible. Outside: weatherproof tan
color. Inside: Navy plush. Zipper clo-
sure, elastic cuffs. $15 (650)375-8044
LADIES BOOTS, thigh high, fold down
brown, leather, and beige suede leather
pair, tassels on back excellent, Condition
$40 ea. (650)592-2648
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LADIES JACKET size 3x 70% wool 30%
nylon never worn $50. (650)592-2648
LADIES WINTER coat 3/4 length, rust
color, with fur collar, $30 obo
LADIES WINTER coat - knee length,
size 14, rust color, $25., (650)515-2605
12, brass buttons. Sag Harbor label.
Excellent condition. $18.00
LEATHER JACKET, mans XL, black, 5
pockets, storm flap, $39 (650)595-3933
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
ened, package, XL, Sierra long sleeves
and legs, dark green, plaid, great gift
$12., (650)578-9208
MEN'S SPORT JACKET. Classic 3-but-
ton. Navy blue, brass buttons, all wool.
Excellent condition. Size 40R $20.00
MENS JEANS (8) Brand names verious
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $99 for
all (650)347-5104
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
$25., 650-364-0902
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red (tag on) Reg. price
$200 selling for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, beauitful color, megenta, with
shawl like new $40 obo (650)349-6059
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
VICTORIA SECRET 2 piece nightgown,
off white, silk lace. tags attached. paid
$120, selling for $55 (650)345-1111
317 Building Materials
with 50" and 71" height, still in box, $50
obo (650)345-5502
(2) 50 lb. bags Ultra Flex/RS, new, rapid
setting tile mortar with polymer, $30.
each, (808)271-3183
DRAIN PIPE - flexible, 3” & 4”, approx.
20’ of 3”, 40 ft. of 4”, $25.all, (650)851-
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
318 Sports Equipment
help lose weight $30., (650)368-3037
BIKE - Carbon, Shimano hardware,
$1400 new, now $700., SOLD!
4 TENNIS RACKETS- and 2 racketball
BASKETBALL RIM, net & backboard
$35/all 650-345-7132 Leave message.
318 Sports Equipment
BACKPACK - Large for overnight camp-
ing, excellent condition, $65., (650)212-
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 CART (bag boy express model) 3
wheeler, dual brakes $39., Redwood City
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.,
KR SKATES arm and knee pads, in box,
$15 (650)515-2605
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.
319 Firewood
FIREWOOD ALL KINDS- from 4” by 4”
inches to 1” by 8”. All 12” to 24” in length.
Over 1 cord. $50, (650)368-0748.
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
345 Medical Equipment
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
381 Homes for Sale
Coming Soon!
3 bedroom, 1 bath
All remodeled with large dining room
addition. Home in beautiful condition.
Enclosed front yard. Clean in and out.
Under $600K. (650)888-9906
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) 592-1271 or (650)344-8418
450 Homes for Rent
Stop Paying Your
Free Report reveals
How Easy it is to Buy
Your Own Home.
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JM Sun Team # 00981193 Re/Max
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
1993 HONDA Civic, sun roof, electric
windows, immaculate in and out, low mi-
lage, $3,400 obo, SOLD!
‘93 FLEETWOOD Chrome wheels Grey
leather interior 237k miles Sedan $ 1,800
or Trade, Good Condition (650)481-5296
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $3 per day.
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
GMC '99 DENALI Low miles. This is
loaded with clean leather interior, nice
stereo too. Just turned 100k miles, new
exhaust and tires. Well taken care of. No
low ballers or trades please. Pink in hand
and ready to go to next owner.
(650)759-3222 $8500 Price is firm.
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
25 Monday • Mar. 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVY ‘03 Pickup SS - Fully loaded,
$17,000. 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
‘95 HARLEY DAVIDSON very clean
bike, asking $3000, (650)291-5156
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘01 - Softail Blue
and Cream, low mileage, extras, $6,800.,
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.
655 Trailers
1/2 ‘ long & 2 1/2’ deep, $500.obo,
670 Auto Service
Specializing in: Trucks, Autos,
Boats & Furniture.
40+ years in trade
615 Airport Blvd.
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
670 Auto Parts
1974 OWNERS MANUAL - Mercedes
280, 230 - like new condition, $20., San
Bruno, (650)588-1946
2 1976 Nova rims with tires 2057514
leave message $80 for both
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
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
35 Years Experience
2001 Middlefield Road
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most
cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas
Foundation. Call (800)380-5257.
680 Autos Wanted
Don’t lose money
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Daily Journal’s
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Just $3 per day.
Reach 76,500 drivers
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Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
in the
Offer your services to 76,500 readers a day, from
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Remodels, Additions,
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650 868 - 8492
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I make your
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Additions & Carpentry,
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Structural repair, Termite &
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Decks & Fences
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Fences - Gates - Decks
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Quality work w/reasonable prices
Call for free estimate
for all your electrical needs
For all your
electrical needs
Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
Lic # 427952
New Rain Gutters
Down Spouts
Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
Friendly Service
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Handy Help
• Fences • Decks • Patios •
Power Washes • Concrete
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Free Est.! $25. Hour
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Monday • Mar. 4, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Handy Help
• Carpentry • Plumbing • Drain
Cleaning • Kitchens • Bathrooms
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Priced for You! Call John
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Serving you is a privilege.
Painting-Interior & Exterior• Roof Re-
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Mirrors • Chain Link Fence • Windows
Bus Lic# 41942
Call today for free estimate.
Painting - Interior/Exterior
Plumbing, Electrical, Flooring,
Decks, Fence, Tile, Pressure
Wash, Crown Moulding, Doors,
Windows, Roofing, and More!
Juan (650)274-8387
Henry, (650)520-4739
Remodeling, Plumbing.
Electrical, Carpentry,
General Home Repair,
New Construction
No Job Too Small
Lic.# 891766
“Specializing in Any Size Projects”
•Painting • Electrical
•Carpentry •Dry Rot
•Carpet Installation
40 Yrs. Experience
Retired Licensed Contractor
Hardwood Floors
•Hardwood & Laminate
Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
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A+ BBB rating
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Since 1988 • Free Estimates
Junk & Debris Clean Up
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Starting at $40& Up
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Haul Debris!
Bricks, Blocks
Low Rates
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General Clean-Ups, Garage
Clean-Outs, Construction Clean-Ups
& Gardening Services
Call (650)630-0116
or (650)636-6016
• All kinds of Concrete
• Retaining Wall • Tree Service
• Roofing • Fencing
• New Lawns
Free Estimates
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Pressure Washing
Sean (415)707-9127
CSL# 752943
Interior & Exterior
Pressure Washing
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Lic #514269
Drywall Repair/Tape/Texture
Power Washing-Decks, Fences
No Job Too Big or Small
Lic.# 896174
Call Mike the Painter
A+ Member BBB • Since 1975
Large & Small Jobs
Residential & Commercial
Classic Brushwork, Matching, Stain-
ing, Varnishing, Cabinet Finishing
Wall Effects, Murals, More!
Lic. #479564
Installation of
Trenchless Pipes,
Water Heaters & Faucets
(650) 208-9437
Complete Kitchen & Bath Resource
Showroom: Countertops Cabinets
Plumbing Fixtures Fine Tile
Open M-F 8:30-5:30 SAT 10-4
168 Marco Way
South San Francisco, 94080
CA License #94260
Home Improvement
Making Peninsula homes
more beautiful since 1996
* Home furnishings & accessories
* Drapery & window treatments:
blinds & shades
* Free in-home consultation
853 Industrial Rd. Ste E San Carlos
Wed – Sat 12:00- 5:30pm, or by appt.
• Entryways • Kitchens
• Decks • Bathrooms
• Tile Repair • Floors
• Grout Repair • Fireplaces
Call Mario Cubias for Free Estimates
Lic.# 955492
Window Coverings
Satisfying customers with world-
class service and products since
1952. Let us help you create the
home of your dreams. Please
phone for an appointment.
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By Bradley Brooks
SAO PAULO — Faithful attend-
ing Sunday Mass on five continents
for the first time since Pope
Benedict XVI’s retirement had dif-
ferent ideas about who should next
lead the Roman Catholic Church,
with people suggesting everything
from a Latin American pope to one
more like the conservative, Polish-
born John Paul II. What most
agreed on, however, was the church
is in dire need of a comeback.
Clergy sex abuse scandals and
falling numbers of faithful have
taken their toll on the church, and
many parishioners said the next
pope should be open about the prob-
lems rather than ignore them.
Worshippers in the developing
world prayed for a pope from a
poorer, non-European nation, while
churchgoers in Europe said what
was more important was picking a
powerful figure who could stop the
steep losses in Catholic numbers.
Some South African Catholics
called for what they said was a more
pragmatic approach to contraception
given the AIDS epidemic devastat-
ing that continent. They also sug-
gested ending the celibacy require-
ment for priests, insisting on what’s
viewed as the traditional importance
of a man having a family.
Catholics likely will find out this
week whether such hopes become
reality, as cardinals worldwide arrive
in Rome for a conclave that could
elect a new pontiff. Many expect the
church to pick another European to
replace the Pope Emeritus Benedict
XVI, who resigned Thursday.
In Brazil, the Vatican has seen its
numbers chipped away by neo-
Pentecostal churches offering the
faithful rollicking music-filled serv-
ices and hands-on practical advice.
It’s an approach matched by the
massive Mother of God sanctuary
led by Brazil’s Grammy-nominated
“pop-star priest” Marcelo Rossi.
More traditional Catholics snub
Rossi’s “charismatic” masses, but
many point to his style of aggressive
evangelization as the way forward in
the world’s biggest Catholic nation,
which has seen Catholics drop from
74 percent of the population in 2000
to 65 percent a decade later.
“I’m certain the most important step
in surpassing the challenges facing the
church is having a new pope who
renews the believers,” said Solange
Lima, a 32-year-old new mother who
spoke over the roar of a Christian rock
band at Mother of God.
Catholics ponder future with new pope
Plisko Julius, a 54-year-old from Slovakia, waves during his street per-
formance as the late Pope John Paul II at Piazza Navona in Rome Sunday.
By Matthew Lee
CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry on Sunday rewarded
Egypt for President Mohammed
Morsi’s pledges of political and
economic reforms by releasing
$250 million in American aid to
support the country’s “future as a
Yet Kerry also served notice that
the Obama administration will keep
close watch on how Morsi, who
came to power in June as Egypt’s
first freely elected president, honors
his commitment and that additional
U.S. assistance
would depend
on it.
“The path to
that future has
clearly been dif-
ficult and much
work remains,”
Kerry said in a
statement after
wrapping up
two days of meetings in Egypt, a
deeply divided country in the wake
of the revolution that ousted long-
time President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt is trying to meet conditions
to close on a $4.8 billion loan pack-
age from the International Monetary
Fund. An agreement would unlock
more of the $1 billion in U.S. assis-
tance promised by President Barack
Obama last year and set to begin
flowing with Kerry’s announce-
“The United States can and wants
to do more,” Kerry said. “Reaching
an agreement with the IMF will
require further effort on the part of
the Egyptian government and broad
support for reform by all Egyptians.
When Egypt takes the difficult steps
to strengthen its economy and build
political unity and justice, we will
work with our Congress at home on
additional support.”
Kerry cited Egypt’s “extreme
needs” and Morsi’s “assurances that
he plans to complete the IMF
process” when he told the president
that the U.S. would provide $190
million of a long-term $450 million
pledge “in a good-faith effort to
spur reform and help the Egyptian
people at this difficult time.” The
release of the rest of the $450 mil-
lion and the other $550 million
tranche of the $1 billion that Obama
announced will be tied to successful
reforms, officials said.
Separately, the top U.S. diplomat
announced $60 million for a new
fund for “direct support of key
engines of democratic change,”
including Egypt’s entrepreneurs and
its young people. Kerry held out the
prospect of U.S. assistance to this
fund climbing to $300 million over
Recapping his meetings with
political figures, business leaders
and representatives of outside
groups, Kerry said he heard of their
“deep concern about the political
course of their country, the need to
strengthen human rights protec-
tions, justice and the rule of law,
and their fundamental anxiety about
the economic future of Egypt.”
Kerry says U.S. releasing millions in aid to Egypt
KARACHI, Pakistan — A car bomb
exploded outside a mosque on Sunday, killing
37 people and wounding another 141 in a
Shiite Muslim dominated neighborhood in the
southern Pakistan city of Karachi — the third
mass casualty attack on the minority sect in
the country this year.
No one has taken responsibility for the
bombing, but Shiite Muslims have been
increasingly targeted by Sunni militant groups
in Karachi, Pakistan’s economic hub and site
of years of political, sectarian and ethnic vio-
lence, as well as other parts of the country.
The bomb exploded outside a Shiite
mosque as people were leaving evening
prayers in Pakistan’s largest city. Initial
reports suggested the bomb was rigged to a
motorcycle, but a top police official, Shabbir
Sheikh, said later that an estimated 100 kilo-
grams (220 pounds) of explosives was planted
in a car.
Col. Pervez Ahmad, an official with a
Pakistani paramilitary force called the
Rangers, said a chemical used in the blast
caught fire and spread the destruction beyond
the blast site. Several buildings nearby were
engulfed in flames.
Men and women wailed and ambulances
rushed to the scene where residents tried to
find victims buried in the rubble of collapsed
buildings. The blast left a crater that was 2
meters (yards) wide and more than 1 meter (4
feet) deep.
“I was at home when I heard a huge blast.
When I came out, I saw there was dust all
around in the streets. Then I saw flames,” said
Syed Irfat Ali, a resident who described how
people were crying and trying to run to safety.
A top government official, Taha Farooqi,
said at least 37 people were confirmed dead
and 141 more were wounded.
Sunni militant groups have stepped up
attacks in the past year against Shiite Muslims
who make up about 20 percent of Pakistan’s
population of 180 million people. Sunni mili-
tants linked to al-Qaida and the Taliban view
Shiites as heretics.
Tahira Begum, a relative of a blast victim,
demanded the government take strict action
against the attackers.
Car bomb kills 37 in Pakistan
John Kerry

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