Thursday • July 17, 2008 • Vol VIII, Edition 287



U.S.Rep.Speier marks 100 days in Congress
By Dana Yates

Faulting financial institutions, energy woes, inflation and the war in Iraq have marked the first 100 days in office for U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, and the congresswoman plans to discuss all she’s learned at two town hall meet-

Jackie Speier

ing this weekend. Speier was elected in April to fill the seat of the late Tom Lantos, who died in February while in office. Three and a half

months in Washington D.C. has given Speier just enough time to learn the ropes and introduce her one and only bill this session. In the meantime, she was named to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Committee on Financial Services. Her position on the financial services committee gave her a front row

seat to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s two-day congressional testimony on the state of the economy. Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in “no danger of failing” but Congress should act quickly on legislation to bolster their finances.

Speier agrees with Bernanke’s assessment that the failing economy is a result of the failing housing finance market. Speier also agrees Congress must act to stabilize the housing market to bolster the national economy. Elsewhere in the country, cities are facing 40 percent foreclosure rates. That kind of fore-

See SPEIER, Page 24

Dropout rate high in schools
Department of Education posts local student loss at 15 percent
By Heather Murtagh

Ezquiear Perez fills up his truck at a Quik Stop in Menlo Park.

Commodities lower on big crude drop
By Stevenson Jacobs

NEW YORK — Commodities fell broadly Wednesday, extending their losses for a second day as worries about the U.S. economy and another steep decline in crude prices fed selling of hard assets. Crude tumbled more than $4 a barrel, sparking a sell-off that sent gold, silver, copper and other energy futures sharply lower. Oil prices fell more than $6 on Tuesday, meaning prices have dropped over $10 in two days. Nervousness about the health of the American economy has weighed on commodities over the last two days. Investors are concerned that rising inflation will lead to a slowdown in consumer spending — which represents two-thirds of U.S. economic activity. That would likely worsen U.S. economic turmoil,

slowing demand for energy and raw materials used to make everything from automobiles to skyscrapers. “There are some worries stemming from reduction in demand for oil, copper and other commodities,” said Tom Pawlicki, analyst with MF Global Research in Chicago. Still, he cautioned that the correction could quickly shift course and that investors could send prices soaring again. “Until we see a bottom in the stock market and things start to rally there, commodities are still the only game in town,” Pawlicki said. “I don’t think you can call a top yet.” In precious metals, gold fell sharply as the drop in crude prices reduced demand for inflation hedges. Gold for August delivery dropped $16 to settle at $962.70 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange after earlier falling as low as

$958.20 an ounce. Other metals also fell sharply. September silver lost 20.8 cents to settle at $18.805 an ounce on the Nymex, while September copper fell 4.95 cents to settle at $3.6505. The decline in precious metals came despite word from the government that inflation is accelerating. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that consumer prices rose 1.1 percent last month, much worse than had been expected and the second fastest rate of increase in 26 years. It blamed most of the increase on rocketing energy prices. Precious metals are often bought as a hedge against inflation because they’re known for holding their value, but the steep drop in oil prices has at least temporarily overshadowed that appeal. Crude prices fell steeply for a second day after the government said

More than 15 percent of local high school students dropped out over the past four years compared to 24 percent statewide, according to numbers released by the California Department of Education yesterday. While this means San Mateo County is faring better than the state average of 24.2 percent, the area is still losing 15.6 percent of its students. Locally, black, Hispanic and Pacific Islanders left at the highest

rates over the past four years — 36 percent, 24.4 percent and 21.5 percent respectively. The estimates are California’s first attempt at tracking graduation and dropout rates using individual student data called Statewide Student Identifiers or SSID. Administrators plan to use the numbers to identify at-risk students and offer help earlier. “Twenty four percent of students dropping out is not good news. In fact, any student dropping out of

See DROPOUT, Page 22

Auto shop owners banned from work
By Michelle Durand

See CRUDE, Page 24

The auto body repair shop owner accused, along with her husband, of defrauding car owners and insurance companies by faking rodent damage is banned from conducting any auto-related business and must inform any future employers in the industry of the charges.

The state Attorney General’s Office sought the prohibition yesterday at a hearing for Bita Imani, 35, and her husband, Mehran Baranriz, 45. Both were ordered back to court Nov. 3 for a preliminary hearing with a two-week estimate. During that time, according to the ban, the couple cannot perform any auto

See AUTO Page 22


Thursday • July 17, 2008

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“There is absolutely no reason why Hezbollah should not invest huge resources now,along with Hamas, in the next kidnapping.”
— Israeli security expert Martin Sherman “Critics question lopsided prisoner swap,” see page 10

‘Modern Millie’
Thoroughly impressive play See page 6

Local Weather Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s to mid 70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

Andy Dick
Comedian arrested for sex and drug allegations See page 26

A performer prepares to put her head in the jaws of a crocodile during a show at Beijing’s World Park,China.

July 12 Super Lotto Plus 19 20 28 32 47 22
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This Day in History
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TWA Flight 800, a Paris-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport. In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. In 1841, the British humor magazine Punch was first published. In 1918, Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks. In 1938, aviator Douglas Corrigan took off from New York, saying he was headed for California; he ended up in Ireland, supposedly by accident, earning the nickname “Wrong Way Corrigan.” In 1944, 322 people were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded in Port Chicago, Calif. In 1948, Southern Democrats opposed to the nomination of President Truman met in Birmingham, Ala., to endorse South Carolina Gov. Strom Thurmond. In 1955, Disneyland opened to the public in Anaheim, Calif. In 1968, a coup in Iraq returned the Baath Party to power, five years after it was ousted. In 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower linkup of its kind. In 1981, 114 people were killed when a pair of walkways above the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed during a “tea dance.” Ten years ago: Prosecutors in the Monica Lewinsky case questioned President Clinton’s Secret Service protectors before a grand jury. Nicholas II, last of the Romanov czars, was buried in Russia 80 years after he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks. A 23-foot-high tsunami hit the northern coast of Papua New Guinea, killing more than 2,000 people.

Thought for the Day
“Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.” — Bernard Berenson, Art critic and author (1865-1959)


July 15 Mega Millions 19 24 34 45 51 40
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Fantasy Five 14 27 28 30 32

The Daily Derby race winners are Hot Shot, No. 3,in first place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place; and Eureka, No. 7, in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:46.64.

TV personality Art Linkletter is 96.

Actor Donald Sutherland is 73.

Actor David Hasselhoff is 56.

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Comedian Phyllis Diller is 91. The former president of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, is 88. Jazz singer Jimmy Scott is 83. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 73. Rock musician Spencer Davis is 66. Rock musician Terry “Geezer” Butler (Black Sabbath) is 59. Actress Lucie Arnaz is 57. Rock musician Fran Smith Jr. (The Hooters) is 56. Singer Phoebe Snow is 56. Television producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) is 48. Actress Nancy Giles is 48. Singer Regina Belle is 45. Rock musician Lou Barlow is 42. Hip-hop singer Guru (Gang Starr) is 42. Contemporary Christian singer Susan Ashton is 41. Actor Andre Royo is 40. Actress Bitty Schram is 40. Actor Jason Clarke is 39. Singer JC (PM Dawn) is 37. Rapper Sole’ is 35. Country singer Luke Bryan is 32. Actor Eric Winter is 32.

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People in the news
Katie Holmes to guest star on ‘Eli Stone’
NEW YORK — Katie Holmes is coming back to TV — and yes, there’s a “Dawson’s Creek” connection. The actress and wife of Tom Cruise will guest star as a nonprofit attorney in one episode of the legal dramedy “Eli Stone,” ABC publicist Aime Wolfe told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Entertainment Weekly reported Wednesday on its Katie Holmes Web site that Holmes was to appear in the show’s second season this fall. That means the 29-year-old star will work again with show creator Greg Berlanti, who was a writer-producer for the teen drama “Dawson’s Creek,” which starred Holmes as tomboy Joey Potter. Holmes — who’ll likely decamp to New York with daughter Suri in tow — will make her Broadway debut Sept. 18 in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” “Following Ronnie’s continued battle with alcohol he has entered a period of rehab,” the spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity as required by her agency. “His close Ronnie Wood family and friends say he is seeking help and look forward to his recovery.” Wood, 61, has fought a long battle with alcoholism during his rock ’n’ roll career, which started in the 1960s when he played with the band The Faces. His spokeswoman didn’t release any details about the treatment he will receive or the clinic that he entered. The craggy guitarist had seemed to be in good health in recent years. He has developed a strong second career as an artist, selling his paintings at some of London’s respected art galleries. But he has been the focus of feverish recent newspaper reports about his resuming drinking. to repay, at a minimum, for restitution on the fraud conviction for which he’s serving a 25-year prison sentence. U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharpe on Wednesday asked and Lou Pearlman prosecutors defense attorneys to amend court documents with the agreed amount. It will be difficult for Pearlman to repay all the money while he is behind bars. Pearlman made millions in the record industry in the 1990s, but investigators have found that money and more seemingly gone with the collapse of his Ponzi scheme. He’s been allowed to manage — at arm’s length — the few remaining music acts he still has. He could also offer wages from whatever job he gets in federal prison, ranging from 12 cents an hour to $1.15 an hour for top-scale factory work. Attorneys from both sides, the FBI and FDIC determined Pearlman took $195 million from more than 1,000 people in an alleged savings program promising 6 percent to 10 percent returns, and $126.7 million in bogus loans from federally insured banks. Another $70 million was invested by people who thought they were buying shares in companies owned by Pearlman that mostly had no assets.

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Boy band promoter ordered to repay victims $300M
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lou Pearlman and federal authorities have finally agreed on how much the former boy band promoter swindled from banks and investors in a decades-long scam: a staggering $300 million. That’s how much creator of the Backstreet Boys and ’N Sync will have

Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood enters rehab
LONDON — Ronnie Wood entered a rehabilitation facility Wednesday for help with alcoholism, said a spokeswoman for the Rolling Stones guitarist.



Thursday • July 17, 2008


Alleged love triangle killer ordered to trial
Defendant accused of killing wife waives hearing, open to plea deal
By Michelle Durand

Police reports
Criminal rap sheets
Linens were observed being taken from a hotel on El Camino Real in Belmont before 2:37 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

A 45-year-old Hayward man accused of killing his lover’s husband two weeks after their wedding was ordered to stand trial for a second time, two weeks after prosecutors dismissed then refiled murder and gun charges to accommodate the prosecutor’s schedule. Samuel Blackmon waived his right to a second preliminary hearing and returns to court Aug. 1 to enter a plea in the death of Jeffrey Scott Henderson. Blackmon is charged with murder, the use of a firearm and a previous strike for forcible rape. Unlike his first trip through the judicial system, Blackmon indicated a desire to settle the case. The two sides met inconclusively but Blackmon wants a pretrial conference and offer.

A negotiated plea would end the 2-year-old case and could spare Blackmon the 105 years in prison he currently faces if convicted. On July 6, 2006, Beatrix Butler discovered her husband, Henderson, 49, shot to death inside her 1107 Samuel Second Ave. apartment. Blackmon Investigators learned that Butler and Henderson had recently married but were involved for 16 years previously before splitting temporarily. During that time, Butler and Blackmon met and became engaged. The men reportedly knew each other and Butler continued a relationship with both up until the murder. Butler told police she married Henderson because he was suicidal and she feared he would harm himself.

Police questioned Blackmon in the case but did not arrest him until March 23, 2007. Butler is not charged in the case and invoked her Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination at Blackmon’s first preliminary hearing. Blackmon was scheduled to face a jury in July but prosecutor Al Giannini was in a different trial and facing long-standing vacation plans, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. The prosecution is able to ask for a 10-day extension for a jury trial to accommodate scheduling but chances are this situation would have required seeking multiple delays. Blackmon remains in custody in lieu of $2 million bail.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Vehicle burglary. A locked vehicle was entered on Alameda de las Pulgas before 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 15. Noise complaint. Loud music and banging on walls was reported on Davey Glen Road before 3:58 a.m. Monday, July 14. Theft. A hose reel was stolen and a computer monitor smashed on the 500 block of Buena Vista Avenue before 9:37 a.m. on Sunday, July 13. Vandalism. Items were thrown from a balcony on Irene Court before 10:06 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Burglary. A grab and run of liquor took place on Ralston Avenue before 2:48 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Theft from a vehicle. A large suitcase, check book and GPS were stolen from a vehicle on Lassen Drive before 1:42 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Vehicle burglary. A vehicle window was broken and two purses and a digital camera were stolen on Beresford Avenue before 11:36 a.m. Saturday, July 12.

Jail, probation for illicit junior high kiss
By Michelle Durand

A 24-year-old man allegedly spotted kissing a 13-year-old girl while dropping her off at a Redwood City middle school will spend just more than one month in jail on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Jose Melgoza-Melchor, 24, was sentenced to 121 days in jail with credit for 81 days, according to court records clerks. MelgozaMelchor has been in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail. He must also spend three years on supervised probation and pay standard court fines and fees. In return, Melgoza-Melchor avoids trial on

eight counts of child molestation along with the possibility of state prison and registration as a sex offender. Under the terms of his negotiated plea, Melgoza-Melchor faced up to seven months jail. On Feb. 29, according to the District Attorney’s Office, the vice principal of Kennedy Middle School spotted MelgozaMelchor and a young girl kissing heavily. The vice principal reported the girl claimed to be 14 and her boyfriend 18. Police later determined the girl is actually 13 and Melgoza-Melchor 23. The two are neighbors. The girl allegedly told authorities Melgoza-Melchor told her to lie about her age and admitted the couple had been kissing and fondling for approximately four to six weeks.

The girl’s brother told police his family previously warned Melgoza-Melchor to stay away because of her age. The girl’s unwillingness to cooperate with Melgoza-Melchor’s prosecution played a role in his being offered a negotiated plea, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. His decision to accept was predicated on not being required to register as a sex offender, Wagstaffe said. He has no prior criminal convictions in San Mateo County, according to court records.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Vandalism. A vehicle was egged for the fourth time on Opal Avenue before 11:04 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Disturbance. Straws and miscellaneous objects were thrown and obscenities were yelled at passing vehicles before 5:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Vandalism. A window to an apartment was broken on Rolison Road before 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Vandalism. Two vehicles were keyed on King Street before 4:44 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.


Thursday • July 17, 2008

Edmund V.Garcia
Edmund V. Garcia died in Millbrae, July 13, 2008, at the age of 81. A lifelong Californian and a W.W. II naval veteran, Ed was born in Yuba City on June 9, 1927. Ed was raised in Antioch by his parents Valentin and Mary Garcia, both of Portuguese decent. In 1943, Ed moved to San Francisco to live with his aunt Belmira Garcia and started as an apprentice machinist at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point. Ed joined the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving in the last years of W.W. II as a machinist at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. Ed returned to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after the war and worked there until he retired after thirty years and having achieved the rank of General Foreman Machinist. In 1944, Ed met his future wife, Emma Sambuceti of Daly City, at a dance for naval personnel at Hunters Point Shipyard. Ed and Emma married in 1946 and settled in San Bruno and later Millbrae, where they raised three children. Ed and Emma had a loving marriage and a true partnership, and were united in their dedication to their children. Emma died suddenly in August 1995, just prior to their 50th wedding anniversary. Ed is survived by his three children, son Edmund (Larry) Garcia (Vivi), daughters Arlene Cordell (John) and Linda Daley (Brian), six grandchildren, Johanna Martinezmoles (Pedro), Laura Garcia, Michelle Garcia, Tim Cordell, Mark Garcia and Rebecca Daley, and two months Edmund Garcia ago welcomed his first greatgrandchild, Matthew Martinezmoles. Ed is also survived by his dear companion Molly Figone of San Bruno and her large family who embraced Ed for many years and added much happiness to his later life. The family would also like to recognize the loving care provided by his caregivers, Elena and Jackie. He was a gifted fast-pitch softball pitcher and played from 1945 up into the mid 1960s on the Peninsula and in Naval Shipyard leagues. His children have many happy memories of sitting in San Bruno Park watching him pitch. He pitched his San Bruno Drugs team to a second place finish in their division in the state finals at Washington Park in Sunnyvale in the early 1950s. He also played several years of basketball in leagues at Kezar Pavilion, as well as volleyball in leagues on the S.F. Peninsula. In later years, he was a faithful fan at the many sporting events of his beloved grandchildren. Never one to be idle, he began a second career manufacturing custom


High court denies gay union ban
By Lisa Leff

brass items after his retirement from Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Edmund’s Custom Brass was enormously successful as contractors and decorators on the Peninsula became aware of his ability produce a workable brass fixture when design problems would stop others. He had a long and prosperous relationship with Casella Lighting Company of San Francisco, which was managed by his nephew and close friend, the late Richard Pirazzi. He was a fine husband, a devoted father and grandfather, a talented and successful machinist and businessman, an athlete and a true friend. Ed conducted his life, and faced his impending death, with honor, courage and dignity. He retained his sense of humor throughout a long and debilitating illness. He will be missed by all those who had the chance to have him in their lives, according to his family. Friends and family are invited to the funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008 at St. Dunstan Catholic Church, 1133 Broadway in Millbrae. Committal to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in Millbrae. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a

donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. (, PO Box 451429, Atlanta, GA 31145-9429.

Antonio Giovanni Passaglia
Antonio Giovanni Passaglia, late of South San Francisco and San Mateo County resident for 30 years, died in Burlingame July 14, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Dina for 55 years. He was the loving father of Licia (Ralph) Barsotti, Nat (Sylvia) Passaglia, and Frank (Judy) Passaglia. He was the cherished grandfather of John, Tony, Mike and Kathy Barsotti; Carla Hendrickson, and Donna Erlicht and Laura and John Passaglia. A native of Lucca, Italy, age 93 years. Active in the Orange Park Bocce ball group, and the Pedro card group. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends and he was an avid 49er fan. A longtime member of the Mater Dolorosa community. Family and friends may visit at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 307 Willow Ave., South San Francisco with a vigil service at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be 10:20 a.m. Friday at Mater Dolorosa Church, followed by a committal service at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. His family appreciates donations to St. Vincent De Paul at SVdP 50 N. B St., San Mateo, CA 94402.

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to take up a case by gay rights advocates that sought to keep a same-sex marriage ban off the November ballot. The justices’ unanimous decision to reject the petition means that barring further legal action, voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would again limit marriage in California to a union between a man and a woman. If it passes, the amendment, known as Proposition 8, would overrule the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the state as of June 16. “This was a frivolous lawsuit. It was a desperate attempt to try to keep the voter initiative off the ballot in November,” said Glen Lavy, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund representing the measure’s sponsors.

City of Foster City


NOTICE OF PREPARATION (NOP) TO: Interested Organizations and Persons FROM: City of Foster City SUBJECT: Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report LEAD AGENCY: City of Foster City 610 Foster City Boulevard Foster City, CA 94404 (650) 286-3232 CONTACT: Lynette Dias, Consulting Planner (510) 206-4456 Notice is hereby given that the City of Foster City will be the Lead Agency and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project described below. We are requesting comments on the scope and content of this EIR. The City will use the EIR prepared for this project when considering approval of the project. A description of the project (as revised), its location, and the probable environmental effects are provided in the attached materials. Please provide comments on the scope of this EIR to Lynette Dias, Consulting Planner, by August 15, 2008, at the address shown above. Further notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 15082 of the CEQA Guidelines, a Public Scoping Session will be held to accept comments from Responsible Agencies and the public about the scope of the EIR on August 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm, in the City Council Chambers at 610 Foster City Boulevard. Project Title: The Mirabella San Francisco Bay/Parkview Plaza Devel opment Project Project Applicants: Sares Regis Group of Northern California, L.P. and Pacific Retirement Services Inc. Project Location: 11-acre portion of the 15-acre city-owned property adjacent to the Foster City Government Center. The project site is bounded by Foster City Boulevard to the north, Balclutha

Drive to the East, Shell Boulevard to the south and Civic Center Drive to the west. Figure 1 depicts the location of the project site. Project Description: This project has changed since the original NOP was circulated in April 2008. The density within the project has been increased by approximately 25 percent. The proposed project would develop vacant City-owned property with new Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and commercial development within multiple buildings and a public open space component. As revised, the CCRC, Mirabella San Francisco Bay, consists of 350 independent living apartments, 20 assisted living apartments, a 20-bed memory care unit, a 30-bed skilled nursing and 70 affordable

housing one-bedroom rental apartments. The commercial component, Parkview Plaza, consists of 31,300 square feet of retail/restaurant space. The commercial component also includes the potential for 19,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space in a future development phase, for a total of 50,000 square feet of commercial retail and restaurant space. The proposed project also includes an approximately 1.3 acres of public open space designed to host a variety of public and private events outdoor seating for restaurant patrons, a farmers market, art displays, and entertainment areas. City of Foster City S TERO M UNICIPAL I MPROVEMENT D ISTRICT



Thursday • July 17, 2008



Shooting suspect named
Police believe a 22-year-old man with braided hair often worn in a bushy ponytail is responsible for fatally shooting a South San Francisco man near Palo Alto City Hall on Sunday. At a news conference yesterday afternoon, police announced they are looking for Otto Emil Koloto, with an alias of Otto Emil Huhane, who they believe shot and robbed 27year-old Philip Lacy early Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Bryant Street, outside a parking garage near Palo Alto City Hall, police Agent Dan Ryan said. Following the shooting, Lacy was placed on life support at Stanford Hospital. He died Tuesday, Ryan said. Koloto is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair that he Otto Koloto often wears braided or in a ponytail. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Koloto. Anyone with information is urged to call the Police Department’s tip line at 3292190.


San Mateo Fire Capt.Jay DelSecco and Deputy Fire Marshal Bill Euchner investigate the cause of a fire that burned 70 feet of fence at 1576 Roberta Drive in San Mateo early Wednesday morning.

House Democrats oppose state redistricting measure
By Samantha Young

• The state A s s e m b l y Appropriations C o m m i t t e e approved a bill authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo , to protect the legal rights of state employees who report waste, fraud or abuse within state agencies. The bill will

next be considered by the full Assembly. • The state Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a bill authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, allowing greater communication between incarcerated youth and their family, clergy and legal counsel. The bill will now be considered by the full Assembly. • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill authored by Assemblyman Gene Mullin, D-South San Francisco, requiring school districts about to issue debt to notify the public no later than 90 days prior.

SACRAMENTO — Five leading congressional Democrats on Wednesday called a redistricting initiative backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unconstitutional, saying minority voting rights would be trampled if it were approved by voters. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the others sent a letter to the governor also expressing concern that Proposition 11 on the November ballot was a bid to boost Republican representation in the state Legislature. “It is a vehicle to increase Republican influence in state government at a time when the Republican Party is losing influence with the general electorate,” they wrote.

The others signing the letter were California Reps. Zoe Lofgren, chairwoman of California’s Democratic delegation, Joe Baca, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Mike Honda, chairman of the Asian Pacific American Caucus, and Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick of Michigan, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Specifically, they complained that the proposed 14-member redistricting commission might not reflect California’s gender, racial or geographic diversity when legislative boundaries are redrawn after each national census. The initiative was put on the general election ballot by Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and other groups.


Thursday • July 17, 2008



‘Modern Millie’ very impressive
By Keith Kreitman

If you go
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” BOOK BY: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan from an original story and screenplay by Richard Morris NEW MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan PERFORMED BY: Broadway by the Bay DIRECTED BY: Dennis Lickteig WHERE:The San Mateo Performing Arts Center,600 N.Delaware St.,San Mateo WHEN:8 p.m.Thursday to Saturday; Sundays at 2 p.m.Saturday Family Matinees as 2 p.m.on July 19 and 26 TICKETS:$17 to $45.Family matinees $15 adults and $5 children CONTACT: or 579-5565
of rent when a wealthy Miss Dorothy Brown (Dominique Bonino) arrives, slumming in order to find out how the other half lives and becomes Millie’s best friend. Finally, Millie gets the opportunity for which she yearns. She is hired as the personal secretary to Mr. Trevor Graydon III (William Giammona) of the Sincere Trust Insurance Company and he becomes the target of her determined marital aspirations. Fate, however, intervenes in Millie’s life again as Graydon spots Miss Dorothy Brown and is overcome with passion, in a singing and dancing scene that steals the show. Meanwhile, Jimmy having fallen for Millie, but is too poor for her to marry, brings her to the party of the wealthy cafe society socialite Muzzy Van Hossmere (Jackie De Muro), where she meets some of Manhattan’s luminaries, such as George and Ira Gershwin and

There is one thing of which one may be sure. Broadway by the Bay is able to take any of the “old warhorse” Broadway productions and make them seem fresh again. And it did it again with “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a Tony Awarded stage musical adapted from a very popular 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing. As usual, Broadway by the Bay ropes in another hugely talented and balanced group of performers, perfectly cast and sets the audience feet tapping from the opening number. The story is the same old corny one about a naive girl from a small town in the Middle West hoping to fulfill her dreams of marrying for money, not love, in the seductive Big Apple, New York City. This time, it is in 1922, the Flapper era, with prohibition smothering the fun for which Manhattan is noted. Naïve Millie Dillmount (Melissa WolfKlain} arrives, sings a hopeful ballad and is immediately robbed of all of her possessions on the street. Her problems are soon ignored by another man on the street, the very man, Jimmy Smith (Ben Jones) who would become the love of her life. She is directed to a shabby Hotel Priscilla, hosting aspiring actresses operated by a weird, presumably Chinese lady, Mrs. Meers (Mary Gibboney), who earns her best income from selling orphaned aspiring actresses with no extended families into “white slavery.” She is assisted by two recent Chinese immigrant brothers Ching Ho (Joshua Lau) and Bun Foo (Jeffrey C. Wang), who wish to earn enough money to bring their mother from China. Millie is about to be evicted for nonpayment


Cast of Broadway By the Bay’s ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie.’
Dorothy Parker. Empathizing with Millie, Muzzy reveals she was also a poor girl but fell in love with, and married, a man who was concealing the fact that he was very wealthy. To tell more of the story and its amazing conclusion would spoil the fun for those who wish to see the show. But I can say that meanwhile there is some of the cleverest choreography woven into the show by Robyn Tribuzi especially in the office scenes and in the forbidden speakeasy club. Heather Orth is a scene-stealer as Miss Flannery, the hard-nosed office manager for Sincere Trust Insurance Company. And Mrs. Meyers’ scenes with Ching Ho and Bun Foo are memories to treasure in the history of American Musical theater, especially when the boys sing “Mammy” in honor of their Chinese mother. Others who weave through the plot are fellow residents of Hotel Taylor Mallory, Mary Kalita, Lia Peros, Khalia Davis, Sarah Hammond, Elizabeth Windust and Clarissa Chun. There are some great and hummable tunes running through the show. The Art Deco sets from the 1920’s are very impressive. The music direction by Attilo Tribuzi and sound of the orchestra is as good as it has always been. And another compliment is due for the always-outstanding lighting designing of Michael Ramsaur. ‘Nuff said. Just remember to take your dancing shoes when you go.



Thursday • July 17, 2008


Critics question lopsided prisoner swap
By Steven Gutkin and Aron Heller

JERUSALEM — Critics of Israel’s lopsided prisoner exchange with Lebanese guerrillas said Wednesday that such deals only encourage more hostage-taking — a fear underscored by Gaza militants who said the swap proves that kidnapping is the only language Israel understands. The deal, in which a notorious Lebanese attacker, four other militants and the bodies of 199 Arab fighters were traded for two dead Israeli soldiers, closed a painful chapter from Israel’s 2006 war in Lebanon. But it also raised questions about whether Israel should reconsider its policy of bringing back every soldier from the battlefield at just about any

cost. Israel has been carrying out unequal prisoner swaps for decades, including handing over 4,600 Palestinian and Lebanese captives in 1983 in exchange for six captured Israeli soldiers. In the past it’s even traded live prisoners for bodies, as it did Wednesday. The rationale for such trades was a wartime ethic seen as essential in Israel’s early days to instilling loyalty and commitment from its troops. In today’s world of asymmetric warfare — with militant groups increasingly focused on kidnapping as a way to pressure Israel and with the fight against terrorism now a worldwide challenge — the lopsided swaps could have graver consequences than in the past. “What we’ve done now has made kidnapping soldiers the most profitable game in town,” said Israeli

security expert Martin Sherman. “There is absolutely no reason why Hezbollah should not invest huge resources now, along with Hamas, in the next kidnapping.” The issue is of immediate concern because the government is deeply involved in indirect negotiations to free its other captive soldier, Gilad Schalit, held by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Unlike Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, the two soldiers whose bodies were returned Wednesday, Schalit is believed to be alive. Following this week’s Cabinet vote that cleared the way for the Hezbollah deal, Construction Minister Zeev Boim, one of only three ministers to vote against it, said he was afraid the swap would make it harder for Israel to win the release of Schalit.


The released Lebanese prisoners, from left, Maher Qorani, Samir Qantar, Khodr Zeidan, Hussein Suleiman and Mohammad Srour wave National and Hezbollah flags at a rally in the southern suburbs of Beirut to celebrate their release.

Some soldiers in Iraq yearn to be in Afghan war
More U.S. troops may go to Afghanistan this year
By Lolita C. Baldor

By Sebastian Abbot

WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders on Wednesday signaled a surge in U.S. forces in Afghanistan “sooner rather than later,” a shift that could send some units there within weeks, as officials prepare to cut troop levels in Iraq. Senior military officials are looking across the services to identify

smaller units and other equipment that could be sent to Afghanistan, according to a defense official. Although there are no brigadesized units that can be deployed quickly into Afghanistan, military leaders believe they can find a number of smaller units such as aviation, engineering and surveillance troops that can be moved more swiftly, said the official, who requested anonymity because the discussions are private.

BAGHDAD — Spc. Grover Gebhart has spent nine months at a small post on a Sunni-Shiite fault line in western Baghdad. But the 21-year-old soldier on his first tour in Iraq feels he’s missing the real war — in Afghanistan, where his brother is fighting the Taliban. With violence in Iraq at its lowest level in four years and the war in Afghanistan at a peak, the soldiers serving at patrol station Maverick say Gebhart’s view is increasingly common, especially among younger soldiers looking to prove themselves in battle.

“I’ve heard it a lot since I got here,” said 2nd Lt. Karl Kuechenmeister, a 2007 West Point graduate who arrived in Iraq about a week ago. Soldiers who have experienced combat stress note that it is usually young soldiers on their first tour who most want to get on the battlefield. They say it is hard to communicate the horrors of war to those who haven’t actually experienced it. “These kids are just being young,” said Sgt. Christopher Janis, who is only 23 but is on his third tour in Iraq. “They say they want to get into battle until they do, and then they won’t want it anymore.”

That soldiers are looking elsewhere for a battle is a testament to how much Iraq has changed from a year ago, when violence was at its height. Now it’s the lowest in four years, thanks to the U.S. troop surge, the turn by former Sunni insurgents against al-Qaida in Iraq, and Iraqi government crackdowns on Shiite militias. At least 29 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq last month, and there were 19 deaths in May — the lowest monthly toll for American troops since the war began in March 2003. By comparison, in Afghanistan, 28 Americans died in June and 17 in May, but there are four times as many U.S. troops in Iraq.


Thursday • July 17, 2008

‘But now, when everything old is new again, animals are back in the crosshairs of suspicion. How else to explain the never-ending succession of programs like ‘When Animals Attack?’’
stereotypes blossomed until Stuart’s story finally unraveled, proving him to be the actual killer of his wife and son. Also in 1989, the Central Park jogger attack sent five teenagers to prison though they were later vindicated and freed. In October 1991, Susan Smith cried on national TV about the black carjacker who took her two small boys. The only problem was, like Stuart, the accuser was actually the assailant. And the list goes on and on. Sometimes the lies were to cover up a sexual indiscretion. Sometimes they were based on a witness’ misguided belief they must finger somebody. Sometimes, like with Stuart and Smith, the lies were to shift suspicion to someone other than themselves. Certainly people fitting that stereotypical description are still accused of crimes, sometimes actually committing them. And certainly people still stereotype criminals and use that description as an easy fall back when trying to pass off a non-existent sexual assault/kidnapping/murder/robbery. But now there is a new batch of stool pigeons on the proverbial block. Prior to the mountain lion tale, a 60-year-old man in Edgartown, Mass. was charged with disorderly conducted for lying about spotting two great white sharks off a Martha Vineyard’s beach. The hoax closed two beaches and undoubtedly sparked numerous Jaws-inspired nightmares. Over in South Africa, baboons are being blamed for a spree of home invasions in which food is stolen. Considering the world food shortage, I’m tempted to think starving humans are the real culprits. Perhaps we will never know, which is actually the real beauty in blaming animals: they aren’t always able to be located, let alone cross-examined. Just ask Lindy Chamberlain. In 1980, the Australian mother claimed her infant daughter was snatched from her tent by a dingo during a camping tent, never to be seen again. Chamberlain was tried, convicted of murder, ultimately vindicated and released from prison. To this day, debate remains whether the dingo was responsible


The new scapegoats (and lions,and bears,oh my!)
laming tall, black men for heinous acts is so 20th century. The new criminal beasts of burden? Animals! Case in point: This week a 50year-old man claimed a mountain lion pounced on him in a Palo Alto hills park, knocked him down an embankment, then scampered away into the great unknown. The public feared, the officials called in a hunter and some hounds, the news agencies went wild, the masses fought over if a mountain lion is the same thing as a cougar or a puma. But as quickly as it began, the story fell apartment when authorities said they couldn’t substantiate the claim. Officials stopped short of calling it a whale story but announced they couldn’t be certain the man’s injuries were due to a wild beast. Sounds like somebody might be lying — or, is that lion? In any case, had the man wanted to keep the reasons behind his injuries secret a decade or so ago, he would have had an easy patsy: the black male suspect. In 1989, Charles Stuart first reported his pregnant wife being shot in the head by a black gunman with a raspy voice who forced his way into their car as they headed home from birthing class. The community locked their doors more religiously, black men felt eyes on them wherever they went and

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or just an easy scapegoat. Chamberlain’s conviction is probably what turned off the world to blaming animals; its success was fleeting. But now, when everything old is new again, animals are back in the crosshairs of suspicion. How else to explain the never-ending succession of programs like “When Animals Attack”? Sleeping dogs may lie, but so do humans. Those are the times when the bark is just as bad as the bite.
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Averting a rescue
— Los Angeles Times

s it turns out, the takeover of IndyMac Bank last week was just a warmup exercise for federal regulators. Not that IndyMac was small potatoes — the bank had $32 billion in assets, and its failure is the second largest in U.S. history. But even IndyMac pales in comparison with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored enterprises that provide funding or guarantees for about $5.2 trillion worth of loans. That’s why, when investors drove Fannie’s and Freddie’s shares down


sharply last week, the federal government had no choice but to step in. The Federal Reserve agreed to offer discounted financing to the two companies, and the Treasury Department said it would seek Congress’ permission to increase their credit lines and, possibly, buy some of their shares. The moves, which helped stabilize their stocks, effectively pledged a federal bailout in the event that either or both failed. Now that taxpayers are more or less committed to pay the tab, the top priority for lawmakers and regulators should be avoiding the need for such a rescue. To calm panicky

investors, Fannie and Freddie need to increase their ability to withstand billions of dollars in loans going bad. If the stock market can’t be tapped for the extra capital, the Treasury Department should be given the power to buy shares. At the same time, Congress needs to finish work on a long-delayed bill ... to improve the regulation of Fannie and Freddie. The measure also would attempt to help troubled borrowers by offering federal guarantees for refinanced loans when lenders forgive some of the debt and reduce the monthly payments. The approach has some notable flaws, but Washington can and

should do more to help lenders avoid foreclosures when feasible. ... Addressing the excesses that sparked the credit crisis, the Federal Reserve approved new rules Monday that would require lenders to verify subprime borrowers’ assets and assess their ability to repay the loans. The rules don’t go as far in some important respects as AB 1830, from California Assemblyman Ted Lieu (DTorrance), which is in limbo in the state Senate. But at least the Fed is doing something about predatory lending, as late as it may be.

Budget can stop further injury to our health care
— (Redding) Record Searchlight

he state’s 10 percent cut to Medi-Cal reimbursements will constrict the flow of care to the neediest, further clogging hospital emergency rooms and pathetically reimbursing the few doctors who agree to treat poor patients. Still, the cuts themselves are a symptom, not a disease. The real culprits are many, but the state’s estimated $15.2 billion deficit and


the country’s broken health care system are good places to start. You can’t spend what you don’t have. Our partisan state lawmakers are compounding the problem by, once again, not doing their job and passing a budget. That’s the real outrage. Medi-Cal’s reserves are expected to run out in less than two weeks, leaving no money to reimburse the community clinics that provide critical care in our region. “These are nonprofit providers.

They don’t have a lot of money sitting in the bank,” said Doreen Bradshaw, executive director of Shasta Consortium of Community Health Centers. One doesn’t have to look far to see the seriousness of this situation. The chief executive of the Eastern Plumas Health Care District, which runs a Portola hospital and clinics, told the Sacramento Bee his emergency room may close unless there’s a budget by the end of this month.

With credit tighter after the mortgage crisis, clinics may also find it harder to borrow money to keep the cash flowing and the lights on. Meanwhile, there’s still plenty of light (at least the electric sort) and air conditioning in Sacramento, where Republicans and Democrats show every sign of digging in for a protracted and ideological fight. Secure in their gerrymandered districts, they seem content to choose posturing over progress. What a shame. ...

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Our one-party system for 2008
Editor, Barack “Change you can believe in” Obama and Dianne “I’ll support any war as long as they’re killing Arabs and I can make a buck on it” Feinstein should be the dream ticket of the Democratic Party. Both Obama and Feinstein yesterday voted away our 4th Amendment and have given immunity to the people who violated that Constitutional Right, the telecom corporations. So, the choice that Americans will have for the 2008 election in our one-party system — the war party — is no choice. Our Senate with the help of Obama and Feinstein have turned America from a once democratic republic to a one-party (war party) fascist corpocracy.

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Thursday • July 17, 2008


Reporters’ notebook
he virtual receptionist, Carly, at San Carlos City Hall is proving quite popular. At a recent gather of Bay Area IT directors, one participant reportedly commented that if she were real instead of virtual he would ask her out. Gives a whole new meaning to the notion of online dating. *** Speaking of San Carlos, with Foodville ready to take over the former Bell Market building on Laurel Street, proposals are flying to take over the old location as well as fill the vacant former pharmacy site across the street. Maybe the brew pub long-promoted by economic consultants? We’ll drink to that! *** A group of protesters last week waved signs outside a Redwood City gas station on Veterans Boulevard proclaiming that electing Republican John McCain president will bring a continuation of $4 gas. *** They call it the blues but what they really mean is a party. Redwood City’s free PAL Blues & Arts Festival returns to downtown for a third year this weekend, benefiting the Redwood City Police Activities league. The weekend kicks off 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18 with the Madison Blues Band at the Courthouse Square followed by a list of featured artists the following day starting at noon. For more information call 556-1650 or visit *** The official election numbers are in from the state. Secretary of State Deborah Bowen announced a record 58.7 percent of Californians cast their ballots by mail in the June 3 direct primary. In San Mateo County, that translates to 64.74 percent of vote-by-mail voters who participated. *** Tesla Motors opened its second retail store in Menlo Park near Stanford University. The store, in addition to sales and service, houses final assembly, tests and preparation of each car prior to delivery, according to the Tesla site which also promises new stores in New York, Chicago, Miami and Seattle. Currently, nine roadsters have arrived in California, three are scheduled this weekend and four will come every week after until the company ramps up production in midSeptember leading to a monthly rate of more than 100 cars in December. *** San Mateo-based Astound Broadband is putting on a happy face. The company’s new marketing campaign for their Internet, phone and cable TV services ditches the previous logo of “ASTOUND” and now uses a happy face logo posted on people’s photos. *** Burlingame Library Board President Nancy Brock announced library usage this week is climbing rapidly at the two Burlingame facilities. Overall use statistics for the 2007-2008 budget year shows the overall library circulation up 6 percent. The main library circulation was up 6 percent and the Easton Branch Library was up 13 percent. The Easton Branch was renovated in 2004 with nearly $1 million in private donations creating a revitalized neighborhood library. *** Talks of sprucing up downtown were tough for Burlingame Planning Commissioner Richard Terrones. Terrones helped on the Citizens Advisory Committee looking at the downtown specific plan. When presented, one PowerPoint slide included a photo of CAC members at work. Terrones announced mid-presentation that the photo made him look fat. *** The Tuesday night meeting was a special night for active Burlingame residents Stephen and Fiona Hamilton. Stephen began his comments about the plan by thanking his wife for allowing him to spend a majority of their 29th wedding anniversary at the Planning Commission meeting. Hopefully the pair made it out in time to enjoy a bottle of wine.
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Is gas worth more than money now?
— (Los Angeles) Daily News:

measure of just how much rising gas prices are affecting our lives is a proposal from Central Valley Democrat Sen. Dean Florez to sweeten the state lottery pot. Florez has sent a letter to California Lottery officials suggesting that they consider doing what


Florida has done with its lottery to entice more people to play: offering free gas for life as a prize. Creative idea, maybe, but apparently not quite workable. State Lottery Director Joan Borucki says the state can’t afford the plan since the law only allows a certain amount of revenue to go to prizes. And the way things are going, there’s no guarantee that gas might not soon be worth more than annual 2 percent interest rate. No payment must be made for five years. After that time, the borrower will pay the principal and the accrued interest. The district will be the second signer on the loans.

Peninsula becomes a renters market
Renters in San Mateo County found they had more clout in demanding lower rents and higher perks as the ongoing tech slump continues to keep the market in their favor. “We just lowered rents again today,” said Elizabeth Thompson of Capital Realty Group, which manages about 190 units throughout the county. Thompson said rent was lowered $100 on 10 units because there were just no calls. The entire Bay Area showed a marked rent decrease in the second quarter of 2003 and San Mateo County fell squarely in the middle. The average monthly rent is $1,406, about 5.5 percent less than this time last year, according to tracking firm RealFacts. Much of the decrease is attributed to low demand. With the exodus out of Silicon Valley following the dot-com bust, fewer people are looking for apartments. Of the units surveyed by RealFacts in the Bay Area, 6.1 percent were empty. Vacancy data specific to San Mateo County was not available. Thompson, however, said her company has about 35 vacancies out of the 190 total.

Siebel hacker skips town
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department looked for a Siebel Systems employee who hacked into a Web site, stole $50,000, then fled the country the week of July 19, 2003. A $500,000 arrest warrant was issued for Fan Tai Pu, 28, of Union City. Pu was a computer technician at San Mateo-based Siebel when he hacked into the Web Site of Kingston Technology. He lowered the retail prices of items he was purchasing from Kingston and later sold them at a profit on an online auction site. Kingston Technology is located in the southern California town of Fountain Valley. The company is the largest independent manufacturer of memory products for desktop computers, notebooks, servers, workstations, laser printers, digital cameras and palm-top computers.

No baby boom for strapped district
A new study released the week of July 19, 2003 shows there will be no baby boom anytime soon for the San Mateo-Foster City School District, which has been experiencing a decline in enrollment and subsequently bleeding money for the past few years. The trend was not set to stabilize for at least another few years, according to the study. The amount of funding the district receives from the state is tied directly to its average daily attendance; each student in the district grabs about $4,500 in state money.
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Teachers to get housing boost
The San Mateo Union High School District undertook a plan to set aside $1 million in funding to provide housing assistance to its teachers. The program was a part of the goals for the next academic year revealed last night that will sharpen the district’s focus on staff training to improve students’ academic performance. Giving this financial boost will help the district retain its best teachers, said Superintendent Tom Mohr. And keeping the best teachers around is a critical part of giving students quality instruction. Each loan will be up to $50,000 with an


Thursday • July 17, 2008



Senate passes FBI looking into IndyMac Bancorp $48B global AIDS relief bill
By Lara jakes Jordan

By Jim Abrams

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved spending $48 billion over the next five years to treat and prevent the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa and elsewhere around the world. The legislation more than triples the current $15 billion program that has brought lifesaving drugs to some 1.7 million people with HIV/AIDS. The bill passed by a vote of 80-16. That sets up negotiations with the House on a final compromise. President Bush has been a strong advocate for the global AIDS program.

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating failed bank IndyMac Bancorp Inc. for possible fraud, an official said Wednesday of the government’s latest target following the collapse of the nation’s subprime mortgage market. It was not immediately clear how long the FBI’s probe of the bank has been ongoing — or whether it was opened before last Friday’s takeover of IndyMac by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The investigation appears to be is focused on the company and not individuals who ran it, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation.

IndyMac Bank’s assets were seized by federal regulators after the mortgage lender succumbed to the pressures of tighter credit, tumbling home prices and rising foreclosures. The bank is the largest regulated thrift to fail in the last 20 years, regulators said. Across the country, reports of mortgage fraud have soared over the past year as the subprime mortgage market collapsed, and defaults and foreclosures soared. IndyMac’s operations were transferred to the FDIC because bank regulators did not think the lender could meet its depositors’ demands. The FDIC is now running the bank under the name IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB. FDIC spokesman David Barr declined comment Wednesday. It’s unclear what penalties IndyMac could face now that it has been taken over by the FDIC. Generally, companies guilty of illegal

activity can face civil charges and be forced to pay sanctions. In some cases, investigations that uncover new information can lead to focusing on new targets — like individuals. But it’s unknown whether the FBI’s case against IndyMac will do so, or how it could pursue charges against a now-defunct corporation. Shortly after the FDIC took over operations, Barr said most depositors were given immediate access to up to $100,000 in their accounts and 50 percent of any money beyond that threshold. Depositors with joint accounts or retirement accounts could immediately withdraw greater sums. Depositors were given receivership certificates for any money they couldn’t immediately withdraw and may be able to receive some of that money after the bank’s assets are sold off.

Around the nation
Congress, Bush clash on control of spy secrets
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush are headed to yet another veto showdown this year on intelligence matters, this time on whether the president should be required to divulge to lawmakers more of the nation’s most closely held secrets. The House was on track Wednesday to pass legislation that would block two-thirds of the federal covert operations budget until each member of the congressional intelligence committees is briefed on all secret operations under way. Panel members also would be granted access to any details necessary to assess the value of intelligence operations.

McCain at NAACP pledges more education options
By Devlin Barrett

CINCINNATI — John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for lowincome children to attend private school. The likely Republican presidential nominee addressed the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. In greeting the group, McCain praised Democrat Barack Obama’s historic campaign, but said the Illinois senator is wrong to oppose

John McCain

school vouchers for students in failing public schools. It is time, McCain said, to use vouchers and other tools like merit pay for teachers to break from conventional thinking on educational policy. Obama, he said, has dismissed support for private school vouchers for low-

income Americans. “All of that went over well with the teachers union, but where does it leave families and their children who are stuck in failing schools?” the Arizona senator asked. “No entrenched bureau-

cracy or union should deny parents that choice and children that opportunity.” In fact, Obama has spoken in favor of performance-based merit pay for individual public school teachers, even telling the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union, in a speech last year that the idea should be considered.



Thursday • July 17, 2008


Stocks soar on drop in oil
By Tim Paradis

Wall Street
raise its payout, along with its tamerthan-expected profit decline, was seen as a bullish sign for the troubled sector. Still, the Labor Department’s report that consumer prices shot up in June at the second fastest pace in 26 years reminded investors that inflation still poses a threat to economic growth. And Wall Street remains uncertain about the economy and specifically the financial sector. This week has brought fresh attention to potential trouble spots in the mortgage market. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-chartered mortgage financiers, are still a concern, as are regional banks that could have bad mortgage debt on their books. But, for the moment, investors were pleased by the drop in oil from record levels. “I think the pullback in oil is significant. The market and the market participants clearly had digested what the impact was going to be if oil prices had stayed at that level,” said Dan Genter, president and chief investment officer of

NEW YORK — Wall Street at least temporarily shrugged off some of its many concerns Wednesday and bounded higher thanks to a drop in oil prices. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 276 points, or 2.5 percent, posting its best daily gain in three months. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index also gained 2.5 percent, while the technology-dominated Nasdaq composite index surged 3.1 percent. Investors exited government bonds and back into stocks as it appeared that the slowing economy will curtail demand for fuel and, in turn, energy costs. Light, sweet crude fell $4.14 to settle at $134.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, bringing its twoday decline to $10.58. In addition to sinking oil prices, investors found relief in a decision by Wells Fargo & Co. to boost its dividend that helped counter some of the market’s concerns about the health of banks. The San Francisco-based bank’s move to

RNC Genter in Los Angeles. The Dow rose 276.74, or 2.52 percent, to 11,239.28. It was the blue-chips’ biggest one-day gain since April 1, when the index rose 391 points. On Tuesday, stocks ended mostly lower on continuing worries about the financial sector; the Dow logged its first close below 11,000 since July 2006. Broader stock indicators also rose Wednesday after fluctuating in the early going. The S&P 500 index advanced 30.45, or 2.51 percent, to 1,245.36, and the Nasdaq rose 69.14, or 3.12 percent, to 2,284.85. Advancing issues narrowly outpaced decliners by more than 3 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, where consolidated volume came to 6.58 billion shares, down from 7.26 billion on Tuesday. While Wednesday’s advance likely indicates some enthusiasm among investors, it could also reflect simple bargain hunting rather than a great change in conviction. With many quarterly reports due in the coming weeks, many investors remain uncertain about the health of the economy.

Dow 11,239.28 +276.74 Nasdaq 2,284.85 +69.14 S&P 500 1,245.36 +30.45

10-Yr Bond 3.9340% +0.0900 Oil (per barrel) $134.60 Gold $961.80

Consumer prices jump in June
By Martin Crutsinger

WASHINGTON — The price of a quart of milk, a plane ticket and a host of other products rose in June at nearly the fastest pace in a generation, taking an even bigger-than-expected bite out of the buying power of Americans. In the latest shock wave to hit the economy, consumer prices rose 1.1 percent in June from the month before, far faster than the expected rate of 0.7 percent and almost double the reading from May, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The only time in the past quarter-century that monthly inflation has been that high was in September 2005, when

prices jumped 1.3 percent, mostly because Hurricane Katrina shut down oil refineries and energy prices spiked. Consumer prices are up 5 percent over the last 12 months, the fastest one-year change since 1991. As prices rose last month, take-home pay took a hit. Adjusting for inflation, weekly wages fell 0.9 percent in June, the third straight monthly decline and the biggest drop in almost four years. The news was the back half of a onetwo punch on inflation. On Tuesday, the Labor Department reported that prices at the wholesale level were rising by the highest annual rate in 27 years. Before Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wrapped up two days of testimony and repeated his

concerns about inflation, also noting the housing slump, financial turmoil and credit troubles. “We will work our way through these financial storms,” he said. The Consumer Price Index, which came out Wednesday, measures not just what Americans pay for goods but for other purchases, including services like health care and haircuts. Higher energy costs led the way, with a more than 10 percent rise in gasoline prices. More expensive vegetables, dairy and beef pushed up food costs. Core inflation, the figure that excludes energy and food to measure other costs, rose by 0.3 percent in June, the fastest rise since January. Airline tickets grew almost 5 percent more expensive, the biggest rise since the summer of 2001.

Bernanke tries to settle nerves over economy
By Jeannine Aversa

WASHINGTON — When Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday when the nation’s financial woes would end, he was expressing the yearning of many on Main Street and Wall Street that the yearlong pain would soon be over. “Is there a bottom? And, if so, how long before we hear a splash?” Cleaver asked during Bernanke’s testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on the problems plaguing the economy. In back-to-back appearances before Congress, Bernanke sought to soothe nerves frazzled by rising prices for food and oil, slumping home values and fal-

tering banks. “We will work our way through these financial storms,” Bernanke said. Bernanke focused on one of those m a e l s t r o m s Wednesday, when he Ben Bernanke said troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in “no danger of failing.” Trying to stem eroding investor confidence in the two companies, the Treasury Department and the Fed on Sunday offered to throw them a financial lifeline if they needed it to stay afloat. The two companies hold or guarantee more than $5 trillion in mortgages — almost half of the nation’s total — and are major sources of financing for

the mortgage market. The Bush administration is asking Congress to temporarily increase lines of credit to Fannie and Freddie and to let the government buy their stock. The Fed has offered to let the companies draw emergency loans. Those pledges of aid have raised concerns on Capitol Hill and elsewhere about the government’s role in intervening to ease such financial troubles and the risk posed to taxpayers. The Fannie and Freddie troubles came on the heels of the failure of IndyMac Bank, which was taken over last Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Earlier this year, a run on investment bank Bear Stearns pushed the company to the edge of bankruptcy and into a takeover by JPMorgan Chase, backed financially by the Fed. Sharper growth came from PayPal, whose revenue rose 32 percent to $602 million. Revenue from its online telecommunications service, Skype, rose 51 percent to $130 million. Listings on eBay’s site climbed 19 percent to 667 million during the quarter, but the company’s number of active users — an important measure of how well the company is attracting new buyers and sellers — rose only 1.4 percent to 84.5 million. Looking ahead, eBay expects thirdquarter earnings of 30 cents to 32 cents per share, or 39 cents to 41 cents per share on an adjusted basis, and $2.10 billion to $2.15 billion in revenue.

EBay 2Q profit rises 22 percent but outlook soft
NEW YORK — EBay Inc. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit jumped 22 percent, as the online auction company enjoyed strong growth in its ecommerce sites and its PayPal payments service. But eBay’s outlook for the current quarter was softer than analysts had been forecasting, and the auction company’s shares fell 6.6 percent in after-hours trading. The stock had gained 4.5 percent in regular trading to close at $28.10. San Jose, Calif.-based eBay earned $460 million, or 35 cents per share, com-

Business brief
pared with $376 million, or 27 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding certain items, eBay earned 43 cents per share. That beat Wall Street’s forecast for 41 cents per share. EBay’s revenue rose 20 percent to $2.20 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had been looking for $2.17 billion in revenue. Revenue from eBay’s marketplaces segment, which includes eBay,, StubHub and other ecommerce Web sites, rose 13 percent to $1.46 billion.


Thursday • July 17, 2008


Serena holds off teenager
The Bank of the West tennis tournament nearly lost its marquee player but Williams rallies for win SEE PAGE 16

Redwood City’s double whammy
Redwood City National’s junior and senior all stars lose heartbreaking title games
By Nathan Mollat

Junior All Stars

By Emanuel Lee

The Redwood City National junior all stars held a four-run lead and were three outs away from forcing an ultimate winner-take-all finale against the Tracy American all stars in the championship series of the Section 3 tournament at Sequoia High. Redwood City could not close the deal. Tracy scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning without recording an out to steal a 9-8 decision from Redwood City. The winning run scored when David MirandaGarcia put down a squeeze bunt to plate Darren Elbert to end the game and Redwood City’s season. Tracy scored five runs on just two hits in the seventh, capitalizing on four walks and a hit batter to stun Redwood City. Despite the devastating loss, there were not many long faces and no tears shed on the part of the Redwood City players. They had nothing of which to be ashamed. After losing 12-0 to Tracy Sunday, Redwood City proved it could play with the District 67 champs. “We all wanted to say we beat Tracy. The last inning, I think we were ahead of ourselves,” said Redwood City starting pitcher Brian Clifford. “I really wanted to prove to Tracy I could pitch. The coach came up to us (after Wednesday’s game) and said we outplayed them.” Clifford did everything he could to give Redwood City a chance to win. He allowed only one run on two hits through the first four innings. He labored through the fifth, allowing three runs on three hits and ran into more trouble in the sixth before reaching his pitch limit. Clifford’s line — 5 1/3 innings, four runs (all earned) on five hits, with five walks and three strikeouts. He also helped his cause by going 2 for 4 at the plate, driving in a run in the process. “Awesome,” was the word Redwood City manager Mark Satterlee used to describe Clifford’s effort. “I told him before the game it was his game to show leadership.”


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Redwood City third baseman Gino Cockrum can’t quite hold on to a high bouncer during his team’s 9-8 loss to Tracy in the juniors all -stars championship game.

FREMONT — The Redwood City National Little League senior all stars were looking to take another step in their remarkable journey towards a potential Section 3 tournament championship. It wasn’t meant to be. National fell oh so close to forcing a winner-take-all championship game, falling to Niles-Centerville of Fremont 2-1 on Wednesday at John Gomes Elementary School. The loss put an end to a spectacular season for Redwood City, which won the District 52 title going through the loser’s bracket, then won three in a row in sectionals after dropping its first game. “It was nice to have that adrenaline rush night after night,” Redwood City coach Joe Bozzuto said. “Walking away night after night with W’s was nice. It’s a tough feeling to see it all end. Ah, it’s over, the bubble has popped. It’s rough. No Sacramento (site of the divisional round) for us.” For a while it looked as if National was going to force a deciding game with NilesCenterville. It scored a run in the top of the first inning on a run-scoring double from Alex Kinder, and the lead stood up until the latter stages of the game, when Niles-Centerville scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Niles-Centerville’s Philip Rugani started the game-winning rally with a leadoff walk, stole second and with one out scored standing up on a single to left-center field from Casey Jennings. Just like that, Redwood City’s season was over. National starter Luis Flores pitched another gem, allowing five hits and two runs over 6 1/3 innings before departing after reaching the maximum pitch count. Redwood City, limited to a season-low three hits, simply didn’t have enough offense

Senior All Stars

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San Carlos Joe DiMaggio no stranger to success
ome things never change. Like the San Carlos Joe DiMaggio baseball team winning a Peninsula South Division regular-season championship. It happened for the sixth time in seven


years last Sunday, when San Carlos completed a doubleheader sweep of San Mateo to complete an 18-4 league record. That gives San Carlos a bye into the South Division playoff championship game. It will host the winner of Friday’s San Mateo-Millbrae game on Sunday at 11 a.m. As the top seed, San Carlos must be beaten twice to lose the title and an automatic berth into the Joe DiMaggio World Series in Yountville.

Even after the two longtime coaches of the program, Bud Papadakis and Tony Scoma stepped down after last season, Tony Cooper, Sr. has come in and picked up right where they left off. Winning is contagious at San Carlos, which last won the World Series in 2005. While players can often feel bored at times during the summer-league season, playoff fever ramps up the intensity in a hurry. Whereas a number of teams often feel the

pressure of postseason action, San Carlos has made the playoffs its personal domain. It’s pulled off some memorable wins in the past, including last year’s stunning doubleheader sweep of Millbrae to win the South Division playoffs and earn a World Series berth. San Carlos entered that day needing to win twice, because Millbrae was the No. 1 seed, having taken the regular-season series from

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Thursday • July 17, 2008



Giants still very much in NL West chase
By Janie McCauley

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants have yet to produce the kind of run teams count on when they’re in the playoff race. They have been downright lousy at home. The thing is, the entire NL West faced its share of struggles in the season’s first half. And home run king Barry Bonds with his 762 clouts is nowhere to be seen in this division or any other. The Giants are in third place with a 40-55 record at the All-Star break, trailing the leading Arizona Diamondbacks by seven games and second-place Los Angeles Dodgers by six. Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy both believe this team is capable of a nice winning streak soon. “Whoever gets hot in the second half is going to be the team that takes off,” center fielder Aaron Rowand said. “We’ve been playing pretty good baseball. It’s all about consistency. This division’s up for

grabs in the second half. It’s whoever takes hold of it. It’s going to be fun.” Yet the Giants lost seven of 10 to end the first half and dropped a recent home series to the rival Dodgers. They own the majors’ worst home record at 17-28 and have only four victories in the past 15 games at their waterfront ballpark. The Seattle Mariners at 19-27 are the only other team with fewer than 20 home victories. San Francisco will have to find a way to have more success in their own park. The Giants haven’t had a winning homestand since a 6-3 showing last Aug. 21-29. They haven’t reached the playoffs since 2003. The problems at home are perplexing to Bochy and everybody involved. And the club could have a tough decision to make later this month when veteran outfielder Dave Roberts returns from his rehab assignment in the minors after recovering from left knee surgery. Fred Lewis has been a reliable option in left field and has provided speed and a spark at the top of the batting order.

Aaron Rowand

“Whoever gets hot in the second half is going to be the team that takes off.”

“All parties have a lot to be proud of,” Sabean said. “The veterans have stepped up and have been good with leadership. The kids have been given an opportunity and held their own and, in fact, excelled. “The dilemma is how many atbats they get at the end of the day. Some of these guys are going to have to go to winter ball because they are here and not playing every day and have to make up that time.” Eleven players made their major league debuts for the Giants in the first half. The team’s pitching staff has been the most consistent, despite the major struggles of $126 million lefthander Barry Zito. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner has been a dis-

appointment and is eager to get back on track after the break. He’s 4-12 with a 5.62 ERA in 19 starts but has pitched only 97 2-3 innings. Zito has been better of late, so the Giants see that as a positive sign. Yet in a rotation missing injured left-hander Noah Lowry, Matt Cain, All-Star Tim Lincecum and Jonathan Sanchez each have 100plus strikeouts — the first time in San Francisco history three pitchers have reached the mark before the All-Star break. Closer Brian Wilson, the team’s other All-Star along with Lincecum, has been solid, too. He was among the best in baseball in the ninth inning in the first half, converting an NL-best 25 saves in 28 opportunities. “We’re in this thing. We’ve got to get some consistency and get on a roll here,” Bochy said. “I think with the pitching, I’m very encouraged — where Barry Zito is, Matt Cain, Timmy, (Kevin) Correia. We have the rotation that can get us on a roll and we can run off a nice winning streak.” The Giants certainly are hoping for more offensively from 41-year-

old, 11-time Gold Glove shortstop Omar Vizquel. While he is having some better at-bats, Vizquel’s late start to the season following knee surgery in spring training shows most glaringly in his .159 batting average (24-for-151) and Sabean might even field trade offers for Vizquel considering the emergence of rookie infielder Emmanuel Burriss. Sabean isn’t ready to say what he might do as the trading deadline approaches later this month. “We still have to get to .500 and be more consistent, especially at home,” he said. “Effort’s not the problem. We need to start the second half off running.” Bochy insists he will fill out his lineup card with the players he feels are best each game. “We know this is a critical stretch that could determine how the season goes. We’ll keep throwing the guys out there and play the team that gives us the best chance to win that day,” he said. “We’re here to win, that’s how we want these guys playing. We tell them, ’Don’t be afraid to make a mistake.”’

Duchscherer is A’s biggest surprise

OAKLAND — Sometime last winter, manager Bob Geren and general manager Billy Beane began discussing the Athletics’ starting rotation for this season. Justin Duchscherer, selected to the AL All-Star Game as a relief pitcher in 2005, was one of those pitchers they talked about adding to the mix. And what a move it has been. Oakland sits in second place in the AL West at 51-44 and six games behind the Los Angeles Angels heading into the season’s second half. That’s in spite of injuries to key players such as sixtime Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez and designated hitters Frank Thomas and Mike Sweeney. “It was a joint effort,” said Geren, who managed Duchscherer in the minors and has seen his success as a starter and reliever. “We just expected

him to throw strikes, mix up his pitches and use more of his pitches.” No one could have predicted the kind of success Duchscherer has enjoyed so far Justin Duchscherer this season, taking the AL’s best ERA at 1.82 and a 10-5 record into the All-Star break. “We know he’s a good pitcher but I wouldn’t say we knew he’d be this good,” A’s second baseman Mark Ellis said. “He’s been outstanding if not the best in the league. It’s pretty clear to me that pitching has kept us in it.” During an offseason in which there were more questions than answers regarding the pitching staff, Duchscherer has been a blessing to

Oakland’s chances in the AL West. In the 192 games in which Duchscherer had pitched for the A’s entering the season, only three were starts — and all in 2003. Originally drafted as a starter by the Boston Red Sox in 1996, he was converted into a reliever by the A’s for the 2004 season. “He gets to use all of his pitches,” Geren said. “As a reliever you really only use one or two pitches because you’re only going to see hitters once.” He’s one of three Oakland pitchers among the top 12 in AL ERA. The A’s lead the majors with a team ERA of 3.39. Greg Smith is 10th with his 3.43 ERA. Dana Eveland, acquired in the trade that sent ace Dan Haren to the Arizona Diamondbacks last December, ranks 12th at 3.49. “It’s impressive how they do it,” Seattle Mariners outfielder Willie Bloomquist said. “Sometimes you just sit there and go, ’Why did they trade

away that guy?’ and then all of a sudden here comes three prospects that are just dealing right along and filling their shoes. That’s what Oakland is all about.” The A’s also are the only team with three pitchers among the top 16 in opponent batting average. Duchscherer (.186) and Eveland (.247) are joined in that one again by Smith (.230), who also was obtained in the Haren deal. “We can pitch and we can catch the ball,” Ellis said. “Pitching gives us a chance and we have just enough hitting. Eveland and Smith have been great so far and they haven’t touched their potential. They have been huge for us.” The pitching has masked Oakland’s offensive problems so far. Without Chavez, Sweeney, Thomas or Travis Buck for much of the year, the A’s are hitting .249, ahead of only Cleveland in the AL.

“And those are guys in the middle of the lineup,” Ellis said. “We’ve been able to sustain without them. The guys who have been called upon do a good job. Batting average is the most overrated stat. You get on base and you get timely hitting.” The A’s starting lineup at the break barely resembles the projected opening day lineup from back in late March, when the team opened the season against the Red Sox in Tokyo. Ellis, first baseman Daric Barton, left fielder Jack Cust and catcher Kurt Suzuki remain the same. Jack Hannahan took over for Chavez at third, Ryan Sweeney and Carlos Gonzalez have become mainstays in the outfield in place of Buck and Emil Brown and Donnie Murphy gets the nod at short as Bobby Crosby joined the disabled list recently. Eight different players have been used as the designated hitter.



Thursday • July 17, 2008


The real threat at Royal Birkdale is the wind
By Doug Ferguson

SOUTHPORT, England — Adam Scott and Justin Rose, friends since they were teenagers and top contenders in this British Open without Tiger Woods, passed each other on the putting green Wednesday and stopped to discuss their final day of preparation. “Did you play?” Rose said. “Nine holes,” Scott said with a smile, his hand on the bill of his cap to keep it from blowing off. “Not much point today.” That was more than Rose had on his agenda — four closing holes at Royal Birkdale that was all he would need to experience the relentless, 25 mph wind off the Irish Sea. The loop includes the 439-yard 16th, where some players struggled to reach the fairway that is only about 210 yards from the tee. It concludes with the 473-yard 18th, where Geoff Ogilvy hit sand wedge for his second shot. Throw in the other holes, and a links course known as being the most fair has become a real beast. “It’s just survival, anyway,” Rose said. “There’s not a whole bunch you can learn out there. It is just brutally tough, and you’ve just got to go out there and deal with it on the day.” For all the bluster about this British Open being easier without Woods around, the difficulty has nothing to do with the absence of any one player. The real threat arrived Wednesday in the strongest wind of the week, with no evidence it is leaving anytime soon. “The wind is affecting the ball 20, 30, 40 yards at times,” Scott said. “It’s hard at the best of times.” Steve Stricker played his first practice round Sunday in a gentle breeze and hit 8-iron into the 421yard second hole. In his final nine

holes of practice Wednesday, he hit a 3-wood. Then came the sixth hole, a severe dogleg to the right at 499 yards that turns toward the sea. Stricker studied his yardage book, felt the wind blasting into his face, and felt his only chance was to hit driver off the deck. And he still couldn’t reach the green. “That’s what I mean by challenging,” Stricker said. “The way it’s blowing, there’s not a lot of opportunities to make birdies.” Hunter Mahan, longer off the tee than Stricker, had to rip a 3-wood to reach the sixth green. “I told Hunter that it’s a good thing he transferred to Oklahoma State from USC,” said fellow Cowboy alum Scott Verplank. “Because you learn to keep the ball down in the wind. And that’s going to help you this week.” The British Open gets under way Thursday at Royal Birkdale and rarely has it been this wide open. Woods is out for the rest of the year after reconstructive surgery on his left knee, and Padraig Harrington might have withdrawn with his ailing right wrist if this weren’t the British Open and he wasn’t the defending champion. “I’ll be apprehensive hitting any shot,” Harrington said. The betting favorites are Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els, who have been threats at golf’s oldest championship most of the decade, with Rose the sentimental favorite as he tries to become the first English winner on an English links since Tony Jacklin in 1969. Rose was a 17-year-old amateur in 1998 when he chipped in for birdie on the final hole to tie for fourth. Mark O’Meara won that year in a playoff over Brian Watts, after both finished an even-par 280 during a week or rain and wind that might not be much different.


Defending British Open champion Padraig Harrington chases after a ball during the final practice round Wednesday.
The Royal & Ancient sounded delighted by the forecast. “I think all is set for tomorrow for perhaps a windier championship than we’ve had in recent years,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said. “The forecast seems to be moving the wind speeds up slowly but surely, and I think we’re going to have a bit of breeze for once, which is good to look forward to.” Try telling that to Paul Goydos, who couldn’t reach the 11th fairway Wednesday morning. He wasn’t the

only player who stopped a few yards short of the fairway to search in the wispy rough for their tee shots. Dawson said officials might play the front of some of the tees, but they would not move the markers to forward tees. He figures these guys really are good, and a bit of wind never hurt anything. “I’m usually answering questions about the ball going too far,” he said. The wind might explain why there was so little activity on the course or on the practice range on the eve of this championship. This was no time for anyone to be searching for a swing key, and there wasn’t much to gain, anyway. “You work on the one shot you might have — straight into the wind at 40 mph,” Verplank said. The downwind holes present their own set of problems. Verplank has moderate length at best, and it was rare for him to try to carry a pot bunker some 320 yards off the tee with a 3-wood, which is what he attempted. And if all that isn’t enough to toy with their minds, players have to wait until the 15th hole before the first par 5. The hole is only 544 yards, but into this wind, Craig Parry hit driver for his second shot simply to stay short of the greenside bunkers. “This is the toughest golf course I’ve played on the Open rota,” said Masters champion Trevor Immelman, who has played five other links courses in this major. “This is going to be a great test this week, especially with some of the weather that’s been forecast. The guy who wins this tournament on Sunday is going to be very deserving of it. “This golf course is going to give you everything you want.”

Sports Brief
Wambach injury mars U.S. win over Brazil
SAN DIEGO — The result was meaningless. The injury to leading scorer Abby Wambach could have much larger implications for the United States.

Wambach was carted off the field with an apparent left leg injury Wednesday night after a violent collision in the first half of the Americans’ 1-0 win over Brazil. There was still no word of the extent of her injury after the match. Women’s team spokesman Aaron Heifetz said Wambach had been taken to a local hospital for X-rays. The injury came just three weeks before the U.S. team is scheduled to open defense of its

Olympic title on Aug. 6 against Norway. Natasha Kai, who replaced Wambach at striker after the injury, scored the only goal on a header in the 84th minute off a free kick from Carli Lloyd. The win raised the Americans’ 2008 record to 21-0-1 and extended their home unbeaten streak to 31. The U.S. team beat Brazil 1-0 on Sunday at Commerce City, Colo. It was the fourth U.S. win in five matches by a 1-0 score.

Wambach, the United States’ top goal scorer, collided with Andrei Rosa as they were both going for the ball in the 33rd minute. Wambach and Rosa both went down. Wambach immediately began signaling to the sideline that she was hurt. Wambach was on the turf for nearly 6 minutes and appeared to be in pain. Paramedics fitted her left leg with an inflatable brace and carted her off to an ambulance.


Thursday • July 17, 2008

de Brito of Portugal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic. It was far from easy. So much for the expected quick rout by the No. 5 player in the world. Williams, playing her first match since losing the Wimbledon final to big sister Venus, committed eight unforced errors in the initial 12 points. She sprayed her typically reliable groundstrokes long and wide. She hit ball after ball into the bottom of the net and regularly missed first serves. Her father, Richard, briefly left his seat in a corner box after watching his daughter struggle so mightily. Larcher de Brito slipped and hit a backhand into the net on match point and Williams came around the net to shake hands moments later. It was the gutsy Larcher de Brito — who grunted loudly on every shot and pumped her fist on both her own winners and Williams’ unforced errors alike — was the aggressor until her experienced opponent with eight Grand Slam titles woke up in


Top-seeded Williams holds on against 15-year-old

STANFORD — Serena Williams looked completely out of sync for much of the match. Against a 15year-old qualifier no less. Off her game and rattled by a teen 11 years younger, the top-seeded Williams rallied from one set down to beat hard-hitting Michelle Larcher

the second set. Williams led 4-2 in the opening set before losing it and dropping six straight games to fall behind 2-0 in the second. She then changed rackets and rolled the rest of the way. In the fifth game of the middle set, Williams hollered, “Come on!” to get herself fired up after smacking a backhand winner down the line.

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San Carlos. However, that mattered little as San Carlos routed Millbrae in Game 1 before pulling away for a 10-6 victory in Game 2. Playing free and loose, San Carlos showed it could win in a different way — as the underdog instead of as an overwhelming favorite. “I think winning the playoffs this year has a lot to do with our history,” then-coach Papadakis said afterwards. “Even though we have a lot of new players, these guys are used to winning big games, and they want to carry that tradition on.” San Carlos’ new coach recognizes that, too. “Of course you want to carry on that tradi-

tion,” Cooper said. “All the new kids who come here know San Carlos has a winning tradition. It’s up to us to keep it up.” Even though Cooper is in his first year at the summer powerhouse program, he’s familiar with most of the players. Cooper was the coach of San Carlos’ 11-and-12-year-old Little League team that in 2002 came close to advancing to the Western Regionals, one step away from the Little League World Series, making it one of the deepest runs by a team in District 52 history. Cooper and most of the players stayed together with San Carlos’ Pony team in the next two years, and they enjoyed immense success, winning sectionals and regionals both times. Cooper said five or six players from that Little League team are on his current squad, making the experience all the more enjoyable. Six years removed from that run coming home on an error. Another walk loaded the bases and the third free pass of the inning brought in another run and Tracy was down only two, 8-6. Chase Johnson was grazed by a pitch to bring home the third run of the inning, ending Coe’s day. Oliver Contento was brought to the mound and he walked in the tying the run. After ball one to Miranda-Garcia, Satterlee was forced to bring in Ryan Perkins, who he was hoping to save for a possible championship game Thursday. On Perkins’ second pitch, Miranda-Garcia put the bunt down to end the game. “We ran out of pitching, basically,” Satterlee said. pointed to Flores’ performance and two highlight-reel defensive plays as game-changing plays. Niles-Centerville had a runner at first base with two out in the bottom of the first when Robert Higares hit a double that went all the way to the fence in left-center field. With Jay Haak being waved home, National center fielder Zeke Edwards made a perfect throw to shortstop Nick Brown, who made a perfect relay to catcher Kinder to nail Haak at home plate. In the fifth, Edwards made another sensational play, somehow coming up with a diving

memorable Little League run, Cooper was asked what’s the difference between the kids back then and now? “They were smarter when they were 11 and 12,” Cooper said with a laugh. “They all need hearing aids now. We had a lot of good memories, that’s for sure.” They’re looking to create many more. San Carlos has a strong pitching corps, spearheaded by Zak Edgington, Jarrod Hopper, Anthony Armanino, Zack Turner, Garrett Treadwell and Devin Bradley. Cooper said he doesn’t have a clear ace but that Bradley and Edgington have been pitching excellent of late. With a wealth of arms, Cooper doesn’t have to worry too much about running out of pitching come tournament time. San Carlos is loaded with position players as well. Some of the key stalwarts in the lineup include second baseman Tony Cooper, Before Tracy’s rally, it appeared Redwood City was set to play another game. It took a 10 lead with a run in the top of the first inning. Nick Gasparini singled and went to third on an errant pickoff attempt. He scored on Clifford’s single to right field. Tracy tied the game in the bottom of the inning but Redwood City re-took the lead in the second. With one out, Contento blasted a double to the right-center field gap and scored on a Gasparini single. Redwood City increased its lead to 3-1 in the third when Anthony Hillerby stole home on the back end of a double steal and made it 5-1 with a tworun fourth. Andrew Holm, who had walked, grab in shallow right-center as his cap flew off, preventing a run from scoring. Alas, it wasn’t enough. Flores was dealing, keeping Niles-Centerville off-balanced with an assortment of slow curveballs and change-ups. He mixed in fastballs on occasion to keep the home side honest, and it almost earned National a victory. Bozzuto was particularly proud of his team for playing its best baseball at the most important time of the season. After committing a number of errors in District 52 tournament play, National improved its defense in sectionals. It committed no errors

third baseman Matt Watkins, left fielder David Dipaola and catcher Kevin Timko. Hopper and Edgington are double threats, possessing potent bats to go along with their strong performances on the mound. How powerful is the San Carlos lineup? Cooper said half of his lineup is batting over .500. Talk about some serious sticks. “My job is pretty easy,” Cooper said. “I just have to put guys in the right spots. Those guys are doing all the work. We’re at the most exciting time of the year. I’m sure guys are going to turn it up a notch because all of them want to go and play in the state tournament. It would be disappointing if we didn’t go.” Fortunately for San Carlos, it hasn’t had to deal with that situation very often.
Emanuel Lee can be reached at, or (650) 344 5200, ext. 109.

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Clifford left the game with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the sixth with his team leading 8-4. Garrett Coe replaced him and worked out of the jam, getting a strikeout and flyout to deep center field to put Redwood City in position to win the game. In the seventh inning, however, Coe couldn’t find the strike zone. He gave up a leadoff walk, a single and a fielder’s choice, with a

scored on one of Tracy’s seven errors and Gasparini scored on a Hillerby single to left. Tracy finally got to Clifford in the fifth, scoring three runs on three hits but Redwood City responded with three runs on one hit and two errors in the top of the sixth. Gasparini and Coe both scored on an error and Nick Hillerby drove in the Redwood City’s final run with a sacrifice fly to right. In the end, however, it wasn’t enough. “[We] came to play. [We] weren’t intimidated,” Satterlee said. “[We] could have said, ‘These guys are better than us.’ [We] came back.” in Wednesday’s contest. “Defensively we tightened up,” Bozzuto said. “These guys played their hearts out. In the end we did everything right, and that’s why it’s so tough to see things end. We would have had Erik (Baxter) ready to go (for today had there been a game). We were set up exactly the way we wanted. The story was going just as we wanted, and we were following the script. I was hoping we could keep going. I told (my players) that this is the furthest I’ve gone as long as I’ve been coaching. It was an amazing ride.”

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against Niles-Centerville, which sent two hard-throwing pitchers to the mound. “We’ve had more problems catching up and driving balls against guys that throw a bit faster, and that’s what we faced with their pitchers,” Bozzuto said. Had Redwood City won, it would have


Oden of the Portland Trail Blazers. “I’m speechless,” Barkley said, drawing laughter. “It’s just so awesome. This is so amazing.” Barkley threw for 35 touchdowns and 3,576 yards in 11 games last season for Mater Dei, also Leinart’s alma mater. He’ll follow Leinart in heading to USC, where Leinart was 37-2 as a starter, leading the Trojans to consecutive national championships and winning the Heisman Trophy. “He’s told me some stories about USC and Coach (Pete) Carroll,” Barkley said. “I’ve been there on campus, so it’s not like I’m entering a whole new world.” Barkley averaged 325 yards and 3.2 touchdowns and was selected a Parade Magazine player of the year in 2007. He owns a 3.77 grade-point average and raises money for families of wounded and fallen Marines. “He’s such a phenomenal kid, just what he does on and off the field,” Leinart said. “The pressure for him is going to be huge. The one thing I can tell Matt is just to remain humble and to work hard. When you get to that level, just like when you get to the NFL level, the guys at every position are just as good. What separates you from those guys is your hard work and dedication off the field.” Price qualified for the recent U.S. Olympic track and field trials, but didn’t advance out of the qualifying heats in her specialty, the 800 meters. “The Olympic trials wasn’t the best way to end the year. I didn’t run my fastest time,” she said. “But it was just a great experience. They said I was one of the youngest there.” Price was fifth in the 800 at last month’s Prefontaine Classic, where her time of 2 minutes, 1.61 seconds was the second-fastest in

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Sports Digest
Barkley, Price chosen as prep athletes of the year
Quarterback Matt Barkley, headed to Southern California’s campus in 2009, and middle distance runner Chanelle Price, a Tennessee recruit, were honored as national high school athletes of the year Wednesday. Barkley, a senior-to-be at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, is the second football player to win since the honor went national in 2003, joining Greg Paulus in 2005. Price, who wrapped up her career at Easton (Pa.) Area High, is the first female track and field winner since world champion sprinter Allyson Felix in 2003. Barkley received his award from former USC star Matt Leinart and 2006 honoree Greg

prep history and bettered a mark set by former Olympian Mary Decker. “I want to become a professional runner. I love it,” said Price, who received her trophy from Felix, 2004 winner Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks and retired soccer star Mia Hamm. Felix, a two-time world champion in the 200, is headed to next month’s Beijing Olympics, where Price will be watching her and the 800 runners. “She said she knows she’s going to see me at the next level,” Price said, “and when I get there, just remember to be cool and what is important to me.” The other girls’ nominees were: volleyball player Kelly Murphy of Joliet (Ill.) Catholic; basketball player Nneka Ogwumike of CyFair High in Cypress, Texas; soccer player Teresa Noyola of Palo Alto (Calif.) High; and softball player Kenzie Fowler of Canyon.



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Thursday • July 17, 2008



Male Athlete: Tiger Woods,golf Female Athlete: Candace Parker, Tennessee and Los Angeles Sparks Team: Boston Celtics Coach-Manager: Pat Summitt,Tennessee women’s basketball Comeback: Josh Hamilton,Texas Rangers Breakthrough Athlete: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings Game: New York Giants defeat New England Patriots,Super Bowl Record-breaking Performance: Brett Favre,Green Bay Packers Championship Performance: Tiger Woods, U.S. Open Play: New York Giants QB Eli Manning’s pass to David Tyree,Super Bowl Moment: Central Washington’s Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace,Western Oregon’s Sara Tucholsky for sportsmanship Finish: Western Kentucky’s Ty Rogers hitting buzzer beater to defeat Drake in first round of NCAA men’s basketball tournament Upset: New York Giants defeat New England Patriots,Super Bowl Sports Movie: “Semi-Pro” Male College Athlete: Tim Tebow,Florida football Female College Athlete: Candace Parker, Tennessee basketball Women’s Collegiate Team: Tennessee basketball Male Action Sport Athlete: Shaun White, skateboarding/snowboarding Female Action Sport Athlete: Gretchen Bleiler, snowboarding Male Athlete With A Disability: Ryan Kocer, wrestling Female Athlete With a Disability: Shay Oberg, softball Male International Athlete: Rafael Nadal,tennis Female International Athlete: Lorena Ochoa,golf Baseball Player: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees NBA Player: Kobe Bryant,Los Angeles Lakers WNBA Player:Lauren Jackson,Seattle Storm NFL Player: Tom Brady,New England Patriots NHL Player: Sidney Crosby,Pittsburgh Penguins Bowler: Norm Duke Driver: Jimmie Johnson Fighter: Floyd Mayweather,boxing Golfer: Tiger Woods Jockey: Kent Desormeaux MLS Player: David Beckham,Los Angeles Galaxy Male Tennis Player:Roger Federer Female Tennis Player:Maria Sharapova Track and Field Athlete: Tyson Gay Outdoor Athlete: Scott Smiley,mountain climber Arthur Ashe Courage Award: John Carlos and Tommie Smith,1968 Olympic medalists Jimmy V ESPY for Perseverance: Kevin Everett, former Buffalo Bills tight end Like Nothing Else Award: George Martin walks across America

All-Star Break

vs.Brewers 7:15 p.m.

vs.Brewers 1:05 p.m. CSN

vs.Brewers 1:05 p.m. CSN




East Division Boston Tampa Bay New York Toronto Baltimore Central Division Chicago Minnesota Detroit Kansas City Cleveland West Division W 54 53 47 43 41 W 57 51 50 37 L 40 42 47 53 53 L 38 44 46 58 Pct .574 .558 .500 .448 .436 Pct .600 .537 .521 .389 GB — 1 1/2 7 12 13 GB — 6 7 1/2 20 W 57 55 50 47 45 L 40 39 45 48 48 Pct .588 .585 .526 .495 .484 GB — 1/2 6 9 10

East Division Philadelphia New York Florida Atlanta Washington Central Division Chicago St.Louis Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh Houston West Division Arizona Los Angeles San Francisco Colorado San Diego W 47 46 40 39 37 L 48 49 55 57 58 Pct .495 .484 .421 .406 .389 GB — 1 7 8 1/2 10 W 57 53 52 46 44 44 L 38 43 43 50 50 51 Pct .600 .552 .547 .479 .468 .463 GB — 4 1/2 5 11 1/2 12 1/2 13 W 52 51 50 45 36 L 44 44 45 50 60 Pct .542 .537 .526 .474 .375 GB — 1/2 1 1/2 6 1/2 16

vs.Nationals vs.Nationals 7:15 p.m 7:15 p.m. CSN CSN

All-Star Break

@Yankees 4:05 p.m. KICU Jul 24 All Star Game at Toronto

@Yankees 10:05 a.m. CSN

@Yankees 10:05 a.m. KICU

@Rays 4:10 p.m. CSN Aug. 16 vs.New England 7 p.m.

@Rays 4:10 p.m. CSN

@Seattle 7:10 p.m. KICU

July 19 @ Toronto Noon

Aug. 3 July 27 vs.N.Y.Red vs.Galaxy @ Oakland Bulls noon noon

Aug. 23 Aug. 30 @Chivas vs.KC Wizards 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Little League Senior All-Stars Section 3 tournament Championship round At Gomes Elementary in Fremont Niles-Centerville 2,Redwood City National 1 RC 100 000 0 — 1 3 0 NC 000 001 1 — 2 6 3 WP — Haak.LP — Flores (6 1/3 IP,2 R,5 H).2B — (R) Kinder; (N) Higares. Senior All-Stars Section 3 tournament championship round At Sequoia High Tracy American 9,Redwood City National 8 RC 111 203 0 — 8 8 1 Tracy 100 030 5 — 9 7 7 WP — Scornaienchi. LP — Coe. 2B — Contento (RC).Multiple hits — Gasparini (RC) 2,Clifford (RC) 2,Contento (RC) 2,Reboca (T) 2,Miranda-Garcia (T) 2. American Legion 19-and-under At Sacred Heart Prep San Carlos 18,Redwood City 4 SC 000 752 013 — 18 14 1 RC 000 102 100 — 4 10 4 WP — Sanvictores.LP — Adelman.HR — (S) Keller. 3B — (R) Rivera.2B — (S) Gavassi,Ching,Sentman. 3 hits — (S) Fukuhara;(R) Rivera.2 hits — (S) Leong, Costello,Keller,Ching;(R) Mosbacher.3 RBI — Leong, Keller,Ching.2 RBI — Fukuhara,Sentman.Records — San Carlos 17-13 overall,15-9 Peninsula League.

New England Columbus Chicago D.C.United Toronto FC Kansas City New York W 10 8 7 7 6 5 5 L 4 5 5 7 6 5 6 T 3 3 3 1 3 5 5 Pts 33 27 24 22 21 20 20 GF 25 24 24 28 19 14 16 GA 19 22 14 26 20 18 24

Los Angeles Oakland Texas Seattle

Tuesday’s Game AL All-Stars 4,NL 3,15 innings Thursday’s Game Detroit at Baltimore,4:05 p.m.

Tuesday’s Game American League 4,National League 3,15 innings, All-Star Game Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 8-7) at Cincinnati (Cueto 7-9), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Peavy 7-5) at St.Louis (Lohse 11-2),5:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-5) at Colorado (Jimenez 49),6:05 p.m.

Real Salt Lake Los Angeles CD Chivas USA Colorado Houston FC Dallas San Jose W 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 L 6 6 6 8 4 6 9 T 5 4 4 2 8 6 4 Pts GF 23 20 22 34 22 22 20 25 20 17 18 19 13 11 GA 19 31 21 21 19 22 22

Friday’s games A’s at Yankees,4:05 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore,4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston,1:35 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City,2:10 p.m.

BATTING—Kinsler, Texas, .337; Morneau, Minnesota, .323; Mauer, Minnesota, .322; Damon, New York, .319; Bradley, Texas,.316; Pedroia,Boston,.314;Youkilis,Boston,.314. RUNS—Kinsler,Texas,84;Pedroia,Boston,67;ISuzuki,Seattle,63; MiYoung,Texas,63; JDrew,Boston,63. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 95; Quentin, Chicago, 70; Morneau, Minnesota,68;JGuillen,Kansas City,65;Youkilis,Boston,63; DaMurphy,Texas,60; MRamirez,Boston,60. HITS—Kinsler,Texas,134;Pedroia,Boston,124;ISuzuki,Seattle, 119; Morneau, Minnesota, 118; MiYoung, Texas, 118; Hamilton,Texas,117; JoLopez,Seattle,113. DOUBLES—Kinsler, Texas, 34; BRoberts, Baltimore, 33; JGuillen,Kansas City,29;Pedroia,Boston,28;Huff,Baltimore, 28;Markakis,Baltimore,26;JoLopez,Seattle,26;Crosby,Oakland,26; Ibanez,Seattle,26. TRIPLES—BRoberts, Baltimore, 8; AJones, Baltimore, 5; Inglett,Toronto,5; Granderson,Detroit,5. HOME RUNS—Sizemore,Cleveland,23; Quentin,Chicago, 22; Hamilton,Texas, 21; Dye, Chicago, 21; Bradley,Texas, 19; Giambi,New York,19; ARodriguez,New York,19. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 35; ISuzuki, Seattle, 34; Upton,Tampa Bay,27;BRoberts,Baltimore,27;Kinsler,Texas, 23; Rios,Toronto,23; Crawford,Tampa Bay,23. PITCHING (11 Decisions)—Matsuzaka,Boston,10-1,.909, 2.65;CLee,Cleveland,12-2,.857,2.31;ESantana,Los Angeles, 11-3, .786, 3.34; Sonnanstine, Tampa Bay, 10-4, .714, 4.58; Saunders,Los Angeles,12-5,.706,3.07.

BATTING—CJones,Atlanta,.376;Pujols,St.Louis,.350;Berkman,Houston,.347;Holliday,Colorado,.337;Nady,Pittsburgh, .321;Theriot,Chicago,.320; CGuzman,Washington,.313. RUNS—HRamirez,Florida,80; Berkman,Houston,79. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 84; CaLee, Houston, 76; Berkman,Houston,73;AdGonzalez,San Diego,71;DWright,New York,70; Utley,Philadelphia,69;Teixeira,Atlanta,69. HITS—CGuzman,Washington, 126; JReyes, New York, 119; DLee,Chicago,117;HRamirez,Florida,116;Berkman,Houston,116; Atkins,Colorado,112; CJones,Atlanta,112. DOUBLES—McLouth, Pittsburgh, 33; Berkman, Houston, 30;McCann,Atlanta,27;Rowand,San Francisco,27;Hart,Milwaukee,26; CGuzman,Washington,26; DLee,Chicago,26. TRIPLES—JReyes, New York, 10; FLewis, San Francisco, 9; SDrew,Arizona,5;CJackson,Arizona,5;BPhillips,Cincinnati, 5; Rollins,Philadelphia,5. HOME RUNS—Howard,Philadelphia,28;Dunn,Cincinnati, 26; Utley, Philadelphia, 25; Braun, Milwaukee, 23; Uggla, Florida,23; HRamirez,Florida,23; Burrell,Philadelphia,23. STOLEN BASES—Taveras, Colorado, 39; Pierre, Los Angeles, 35; Bourn, Houston, 32; JReyes, New York, 32; Rollins, Philadelphia,24;HRamirez,Florida,23;Kemp,Los Angeles,22; Victorino,Philadelphia,22. PITCHING (11 Decisions)—Lincecum,San Francisco,11-2, .846, 2.57; Lohse, St. Louis, 11-2, .846, 3.39; Volquez, Cincinnati, 12-3, .800, 2.29; Sheets, Milwaukee, 10-3, .769, 2.85; Zambrano,Chicago,10-3,.769,2.84.

NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Thursday’s Game Kansas City at Columbus,5 p.m. Saturday’s Games San Jose at Toronto FC,12 p.m. Los Angeles at New York,3:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas,5:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago,5:30 p.m. Tuesday,July 22 Houston at D.C.United,4:30 p.m. Thursday,July 24 MLS All-Star Game at Toronto Sunday,July 27 New York at San Jose ,12 p.m. Los Angeles at FC Dallas,4 p.m. Chicago at Kansas City,5 p.m. Columbus at Colorado,6:30 p.m.

BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned OF Clete Thomas to Toledo (IL). BASKETBALL BOSTON CELTICS—Signed C Patrick O’Bryant. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Re-signed G Daniel Gibson to a five-year contract. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Agreed to terms with F James Posey on a four-year contract. TORONTO RAPTORS—Signed G Roko Ukic to a three-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed LB Robert James to a four-year contract.



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Many remain priced out of housing market
By Alex Veiga

LOS ANGELES — Doug Gylfe still can’t afford to buy a home in Torrance, Calif., despite a 23 percent drop in prices. And Congress isn’t helping. That’s the dilemma this week for the nation’s lawmakers and millions of Americans who are priced out of homeownership: any rescue policy to stem foreclosures could artificially prop up home prices and perpetuate the affordability crisis in many major cities coast to coast. “In spite of the downturn in the housing market...affordability continues to be the No. 1 housing challenge,” said Rachel Drew, research analyst at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. In Torrance, the coastal city 16 miles south of Los Angeles where Gylfe lives, the median home price in his Zip code has fallen from a peak of $830,000 two years ago to $636,000. But that’s still twice what Gylfe can afford on his salary as a real estate appraiser. “I’ve lived here since I was about 10 years old, so I really like it,” said Gylfe, 53. “I would stay here in a heartbeat if I could afford something.” Lawmakers, however, appear more focused on the negative economic consequences of falling home prices than the benefits.

Any rescue policy to stemforeclosures could artificially prop up home prices and perpetuate the affordability crisis in many major cities coast to coast.
Congress is, in a way, facing a real estate Hydra: declining home prices, rising foreclosures, tighter lending standards, higher interest rates, and industry layoffs. Yet while trying protect the economy and honest homeowners who were suckered into bad loans, Congress may cut off one of the serpent’s heads, only to see two grow back. “It’s very difficult, from a practical perspective, to implement policy prescriptions that are (metro) focused,” said Sam Chandan, chief economist for Reis Inc., a New Yorkbased real estate research firm. And while most economists agree the imminent threat to the economy and financial system are great, Edward Leamer says, “The

folks who sat on the sidelines, they should feel legitimately annoyed that the more speculative folks who bought homes they couldn’t afford are going to be bailed out or helped by the federal government.” Leamer, a senior economist at the University of California, added, “And these other folks (who) acted responsibly and didn’t get in over their heads and decided they didn’t want to buy the home, they’re not getting any benefit.” This week, the House and Senate are patching together a bill for President George Bush’s signature that would let the Federal Housing Administration insure up to $300 billion in new loans to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, among other initiatives. Lawmakers also are considering earmarking $3.9 billion in funding to help buy and rehabilitate foreclosed properties, giving firsttime buyers a tax credit up to $8,000, and propping up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The initiatives could help thousand of homeowners refinance their mortgages and avoid foreclosure, and sop up some of the bank-owned properties that are driving down home prices in some neighborhoods. But by supporting home prices, the government is also short-circuiting a correction in home values that some say is necessary to bring prices closer in line with incomes for most working-class families.

SoCal home prices drop 29.3 percent in June
By Elliot Spagat

SAN DIEGO — Southern California home prices plunged 29.3 percent in June compared to a year ago, as tightening mortgage markets put a drag on the housing industry, a real estate tracking firm said Wednesday. DataQuick Information Systems said the median price for new and resale homes and condominiums stood at $355,000 last month in a six-county region, down from $502,000 in June 2007. The median price fell 4.1 percent from $370,000 in May. Driven by the sale of foreclosed homes, sales picked up from May to hit a 10-month high, but last month’s tally still marked the slowest June since DataQuick began keeping statistics in 1988. The June average is 28,488 sales, with the peak reached in 2005 when 40,156 homes sold. A total of 17,424 homes and condos were

sold last month, up 3 percent from May but down nearly 14 percent from June 2007. DataQuick president John Walsh said the market has been slowed as the availability of mortgages has tightened. “The mortgage market turbulence is putting quite a bit of activity on hold,” he said. “Even some very well-qualified households aren’t getting mortgages these days, although this could all change fast if liquidity comes back.” Dustin Hobbs, a spokesman for the California Mortgage Bankers Association, blamed the lack of funds on investors who have grown wary of acquiring mortgagebacked securities amid the governmentbacked bailout of Bear Stearns Cos. and other cases. “Mortgages are seen as a risky investment even if that’s largely the result of bad headlines,” Hobbs said. Bob Hamidi, an Orange County-based real estate agent, said few of the potential buyers he represents have the spotless credit histories, large down-payments and other requirements now demanded by jittery lenders.

He said buyers who can’t afford to purchase houses outright or who don’t qualify for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration are largely shut out of the market. “We’re getting limited to people who want to pay cash — who have put money aside and want to make an investment — or first-time home buyers who fit the guidelines of FHA,” Hamidi said. DataQuick also found that foreclosure sales continued to drive the market in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties. DataQuick said more than 41 percent of homes resold in June had been in foreclosure during the previous 12 months. That was up from about 39 percent in May and up from about 7 percent a year earlier. The median price has fallen because of depreciation, especially in inland markets, and because of the steep drop in home financing in the jumbo category, which until recently was defined as loans above $417,000, DataQuick said.

Median prices
Home sales, median prices in June in selected Southern California counties:
County Units Sold,Percent Change,Median Price Percent Change Orange 1,930 -26.9 $495,000 -23.3 Ventura 767 -13.4 $420,000 -27.8 Los Angeles 5,678 -25.1 $415,000 -23.9 San Diego 3,077 -12.3 $370,000 -25.3 Riverside 3,757 11.8 $275,000 -31.3 San Bernardino 2,215 1.1 $240,250 -34.2 —DataQuick Information Systems
Before the credit crunch hit in August 2007, nearly 40 percent of Southern California sales were financed with jumbo loans. Jumbos last month accounted for 16.3 percent of sales in the region — up from 15.7 percent in May, according to DataQuick.


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are bent, cut, molded and melded into striking shapes. When a light source is introduced, the resulting fixtures not only illuminate, they inspire. Big, bold ceiling pendants are emphatic style setters: Bear Creek Glass’ Cloud collection feature clusters of ethereal globes; smartly tailored cylinders printed with fresh new graphics kick up the chic factor at Design Public. Large statement pieces and bold patterns are everywhere. “We are seeing more color in lamp bases, as well as patterns on the lamp shade, or encompassing the lamp as a whole,” says Design Public’s Ali Beckford. Pushing the imaginative envelope even further, designer Chris Duffy of Duffy London offers wall-hung light boxes that feature images of chandeliers. Award-winning Patrick Townsend constructs fixtures resembling spacey satellites. Many designers are also turning to recycled materials: Vitamin Design’s Galiano light features reclaimed fir


Right at home: Tripping the light fantastic
By Kim Cook

Innovations in materials and manufacturing have blurred the line between art and function, and nowhere is that more evident than in lighting. Plastics, composites and natural materials such as wood and glass

and a wind-downed twig pull. Stray Dog Design offers pieces crafted from reused tin, glass and even cement bags. Whimsy finds its way into Urban Peel’s huggable light pillow, and Design Public’s Pet Lamp Dachshund. Bright and Bold’s jellyfish floor lamp looks futuristic, even Seussian.

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school is one too many, and the data reveal a disturbingly high dropout rate for Latinos and African Americans. But, the dropout rate itself is only part of the story. Now, using the studentlevel data we will have a much clearer picture of why students drop out,” state Superintendent Jack O’Connell said in a prepared statement. An estimated 1,118 ninth through 12th students dropped out of school during 2006-2007. The Sequoia Union High School District saw the biggest drop with 270 students — 109 of which are students who reportedly left to transfer to another public school, but were not found to be enrolled in one. Jefferson High School saw the largest drop for a single institution with 56 students, followed by Westmoor High with 50 and Menlo-Atherton High with 45. By grade level, Westmoor lost the most freshmen, 29; Jefferson lost the most sophomores, 8, juniors, 7, and seniors, 35. San Mateo High also saw a large loss in seniors — 25. Locally, the numbers reinforce what test scores showing many of the students struggling in classes are the same ones who are dropping out. These numbers will help administrators target at-risk students. Results can be broken down in a number of different ways — gender, ethnicity, grade, explained Matt Biggar, associate superintend-

Dropout numbers
The first four numbers are the dropouts for individual grades following the progression of high school: freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. The fifth number is the total dropouts from ninth to twelfth grades. The sixth number is the number of students which reenrolled into another school. The seventh number is the number of students classified as lost transfers. Lost transfers are students who reported as having transferred to another California public school but were not found enrolled in another California public school. Finally, the last number is the adjusted dropout total which takes the original total minus the reenrolled students plus the lost transfers.An * denotes continuation high schools. It should be noted, these schools have high student mobility and are designed for students who are already identified as at risk. San Mateo County 144 / 173 / 275 / 617 / 1,209 / 372 / 281 / 1,118 *** Cabrillo Union High School District 0 / 2 / 4 / 35 / 41 / 1 / 9 / 49 Half Moon Bay High 0 / 1 / 4 / 29 / 34 / 1 / 6 / 39 *** Jefferson Union High School District 44 / 23 / 28 / 85 / 180 / 53 / 35 / 162 Jefferson High 12 / 8 / 7 / 35 / 62 / 19 / 13 / 56 Oceana High 1 / 2 / 0 / 2 / 5 / 2 / 1 / 4 Terra Nova High 1 / 2 / 0 / 9 / 12 / 5 / 6 / 13 Westmoor High 29 / 3 / 2 / 18 / 52 / 10 / 8 / 50 *** San Mateo Union High School District 4 / 10 / 19 / 84 / 117 / 6 / 28 / 139 Aragon High 0 / 3 / 3 / 4 / 10 / 1 / 6 / 15 Burlingame High 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 13 / 1 / 3 / 15 Capuchino High 1 / 1 / 1 / 10 / 13 / 1 / 4 / 16 Hillsdale High 0 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 12 / 1 / 5 / 16 Mills High 0 / 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 2 Peninsula High* 2 / 2 / 4 / 31 / 39 / 1 / 5 / 43 San Mateo High 0 / 0 / 2 / 25 / 27 / 0 / 5 / 32 *** Sequoia Union High School District 2 / 8 / 36 / 119 / 165 / 4 / 109 / 270 Carlmont High 1 / 2 / 5 / 6 / 14 / 0 / 29 / 43 Menlo-Atherton High 0 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 23 / 1 / 23 / 45 Redwood High* 0 / 0 / 15 / 90 / 105 / 2 / 5 / 108 Sequoia High 1 / 1 / 3 / 10 / 15 / 1 / 19 / 33 Summit Preparatory Charter 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 Woodside High 0 / 0 / 5 / 3 / 8 / 0 / 28 / 36 *** South San Francisco Unified School District 4 / 3 / 10 / 18 / 35 / 1 / 30 / 64 Baden High* 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 / 10 / 1 / 10 / 19 El Camino High 0 / 0 / 1 / 3 / 4 / 0 / 3 / 7 South San Francisco High 2 / 1 / 6 / 12 / 21 / 0 / 17 / 38 —California Department of Education

ent of instruction for the San Mateo Union High School District. “We can figure out which groups of students are more likely to dropout than others and make our interventions target those students,” he said. Part of the intervention process will be encouragement, explained Cheryl Hightower, associate superintendent of the instructional services division for the San Mateo County Office of Education. “We need to help them truly believe they can do it. And that there’s support there so we don’t lose them,” she said. Such support is available at the high school bail amount to $100,000 because there “is no question my client is not dangerous.” Forcum declined to supersede the amount set by Judge Jack Grandsaert but said Puri can bring the matter back to that department. The primary issue, Puri said, is his client’s lack of flight risk as shown by two trips to Iran taken while under investigation. While Baranriz fights his bail, his wife Imani is free on $750,000 — dropped from the initial $2 million listed on her arrest warrant. The couple owns and operates Group Specialist in Redwood City, an auto body shop specializing in Mercedes and BMW vehicles. Both are charged with 56 counts of presenting fraudulent claims and five counts

level, but rarely before, an area Hightower plans to address in San Mateo County. The county lost 86 seventh grade and 91 eighth grade students during the 2006-2007 school year. The Redwood City Elementary School District showed the most significant numbers in this area with 42 seventh graders and 26 eighth graders dropping out. Efforts to create a system to track dropout rates was the result of Senate Bill 1453 by former state Sen. Dede Alpert, D-San Diego, which was passed in 2002. As a result, all California students were given a unique, but not personally-identifiable SSID. Information generated from the SSID was used to calculate of grand theft by false pretenses. Imani is also charged with four counts of tax fraud while Baranriz is charged with two counts of perjury. Group Specialists, located at 421 Hurlingame Ave. in Redwood City, is a Mercedes and BMW auto service and repair business. According to prosecutors, some customers were told their vehicle has water or rodent damage and needed expensive repairs. The owners and insurance adjusters were allegedly told rodents had chewed on wires and were shown dead mice in the engine compartment. The mice were allegedly painted black to look like rats. Between January 2003 and March 2007, Imani and Baranriz allegedly

dropout data. Eventually, SSIDs will be tracked through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, or CALPADS, which tracks individual student information including demographics, program participation, grade level, enrollment, course enrollment and completion, discipline, state assessment, teacher assignments and other information as required by federal reporting requirements. CALPADS will be fully implemented statewide during the 2009-2010 school year. To view full reports visit Results will be updated in September. billed 25 insurance companies for 236 fraudulent claims but performed no repairs. State Farm Insurance uncovered the fraud during an audit showing that in comparison to the statewide average of $1,900, Group Specialist billed an average of more than $10,000 per rodent damage claim, said prosecutor Sharon Henry. Aside from the false billing charges, Imani is also accused of fraudulently reporting income on her tax forms for 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2006, she failed to file an income tax return, Henry said. Baranriz’s perjury charges stem from documents filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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repairs or be involved in any auto-related business. Imani has no problem with the order because the business has already been shut down, said her defense attorney, Geoff Carr. If Baranriz is able to post his $1.5 million bail he will work in the family business which is the grocery industry, said his defense attorney Paul Puri. Puri asked Judge Mark Forcum to drop the

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Thursday • July 17, 2008


Landscaping goes miniature in containers
By Lisa A. Flam

NEW YORK — Forget planting geraniums in a whiskey barrel: The humble world of container gardening has gone upscale. Container gardening is the fastestgrowing area of nurseries, says John Trax Jr., past president of the Garden Center America trade group. Nurseries are creating custom pots and seasonal arrangments, while books detail highly designed plantings that some consider an art form. “I’m doing it more and more and more,” says Jan Johnsen, a landscape designer in Bedford Hills, N.Y., whose clients with containers include Bill and Hillary Clinton. “When we design swimming pools and outdoor seating areas, the plan is not complete unless we include pots of summer flowering plants.” Planting flowers, plants, trees, shrubs, ornamental grass, herbs or vegetables in a pot is touted as a quick and low-maintenance way to add something beautiful to the landscape because weeds typically do not grow. It’s also great for people short on time or space. While the method has been around for decades, the more highly designed arrangements have come into style in about the past 10 years. “It’s not just growing plants in pots, but thinking about color, line, form and texture and turning it into a little bit of an art exercise,” says Ray

Tips for container gardens

Containers are a popular do-it-yourself project, or they can be done by a landscape designer or gardener.
Rogers, author of “Pots in the Garden.” “People have been container gardening forever. Now it’s more adventuresome. A lot more effort is put into it.” Planted pots can go on a patio, around a pool, near a front door or gate. They can also be put right into a plant bed or used to create a focal point in a garden. Properties may have one or two pots, or 50 or 100 to add drama. While the whiskey barrel and strawberry jar planters that became popular decades ago are still around, pots are available in wood, stone, iron, ceramics, metal, cement, terra cotta clay and synthetics made to look like heavier, more expensive materials like lead and zinc. Pots are sold for anywhere from $2 to $1,000, Rogers says. And the plants that go inside have also grown up. “It used to be you put a bunch of geraniums in a pot and that was acceptable,” says Johnsen, of Johnsen Landscapes & Pools. “Now of course, the range and the variety of plants we can put into pots have increased exponentially.” A formal garden may call for a stone pot on top of a pedestal. A cottage garden may have profuse, lush plantings. Modern pots at a contemporary home often hold ornamental grass. Pots surrounding a pool tend to feature tropical plantings, such as bird of paradise or hibiscus. A frontdoor arrangement may showcase a formal topiary. Containers are a popular do-ityourself project, or they can be done by a landscape designer or gardener as part of a larger project. Most retail nurseries have container gardening supplies, and some have staff to design and plant the pots. Nurseries also sell pre-potted mixed and singlespecies container gardens.

To create a beautiful container garden, landscape designer Jan Johnsen recommends using plants with contrasting leaf textures and varying growth habits. She suggests three different kinds of plants to a pot, including a tall element in the middle like a tree and a trailing plant over the edge to droop over the sides. Or try the no-fail method of sticking to one kind of plant, like impatiens or straw flower. Color is also key: A pot can be filled with soft, romantic colors like pink and lavender, or bold hues like red and purple. Johnsen says an eye-catching combination is a pot of primary colors red, blue and yellow. Or a monochromatic look, such as all white flowers with lots of green foliage, will brighten up a shady corner. Johnsen, nursery manager Michele Terlizzi and Ray Rogers, author of “Pots in the Garden,” had these 10 tips for planting and caring for container gardens: 1. Decide where the pots are going. The choice of plantings depends on whether they’re going in shady or sunny spots. 2. Choose pots that suit the style of your house and garden or a whim, and plantings to go in them. Plants can share a container if they have the same need for sunlight or shade.

3. While pots are generally low maintenance, they require more watering than an inground garden because the plants absorb water faster. If you are going on vacation, invest in a plant sitter to water once or twice a week. 4. Add a slow-release fertilizer to help plants continue blooming all summer. 5. Watch the weight: Once a pot is planted, it can get heavy and collapse a deck or be difficult to move. 6. Make sure the pot has a hole for drainage, which prevents root rot. Most, but not all, pots come with holes. A hole can be drilled into certain types of pots like plastic and wood. 7. Add pot feet to raise the pot to help with drainage. 8. Try different combinations in your pots. If you don’t like it, you can easily change it. 9. Fear not: “Don’t be afraid to make a mistake,” says Rogers. “The thing I see so much is people come into a nursery and very timidly say, ’Does this look good together?’ If you like it, by all means do it.” 10. If you’re working with a landscape designer or nursery to create your pots, ask for the rates and to see a sample of their work. Some nurseries don’t charge to plant the pots if you buy the materials from them; others do.


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cial police unit called the Community Action Team to run the new renters out of town by pressuring landlords and housing authority officials to evict black tenants receiving vouchers. The lawsuit also accused Antioch police of illegally searching tenants’ homes without search warrants. Antioch officials released an unsigned statement Wednesday denying the allegations and defending the special police unit, which it said was created in July 2006 “in response to neighborhood demands for help in dealing with growing crime rates and persistent neighborhood problems.” The city called the proshould face greater regulations. “You have to take a step back and ask ‘what have we done here?’ Tons of people have made a lot of money off Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The taxpayers in the end should not be putting this all back together again,” Speier said. “What we’ve seen here is deregulation sets the stage for those who think they can be clever and greedy and at the same time do great injustice to the system.” In her brief three months in Congress, Speier has introduced one bill to create a national speed limit of 60 mph. The plan, similar, to one passed during the 1970s gas crisis is “bar none one of the best ways to save money at the gas pump, increase supplies and save lives,” Speier said. Speier cites figures from the Environmental Protection Agency that state gas mileage decreases rapidly after 60 mph. For those driving a Ford Taurus or Toyota Camry, which averages 25 miles per gallon on the highway, the difference between driving Light, sweet crude for August delivery dropped $4.14 to settle at $134.60 a barrel on the Nymex. Prices fell $6.44 Tuesday in the biggest one-day drop in dollar terms since the Gulf War. Other energy prices also fell. August gasoline futures dropped 10.54 cents to settle at gram “extremely successful” and said it was disappointed that the civil rights groups chose to file a lawsuit rather than negotiate with Antioch officials. “We believe that any objective review of our city’s policing efforts will reveal that these efforts are focused exclusively on criminal and/or dangerous behavior,” the statement said. “Claims of other, sinister motivations are untrue and irresponsible.” Two black women who rented homes in Antioch said at a press conference that police used domestic violence complaints they filed in attempts to get the women evicted. 60 mph and 70 mph results in a yearly savings of over $250. For pickup truck drivers, that increases to $470 and SUV drivers would save in excess of $750, according to Speier. More importantly, it lowers the amount of gas the country is using, increases supplies and likely lowers the price of oil, Speier said. Speier, however, is aware more needs to be done to fix the county’s energy situation. She suggests releasing some of the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is currently at 97 percent capacity. President George H.W. Bush did so while the country was heavily involved in Bosnia and President Clinton did so during the Gulf War, Speier said. Her speed limit plan, combined with other ideas like releasing some of the SPR would prevent the need for offshore drilling, she said. In addition, Speier wants oil produced here to stay within the country and not be shipped to other places, such as China, she said. Meanwhile, she maintains committed to $3.2794 a gallon on the Nymex, while August heating oil futures slid 7.8 cents to settle at $3.841 a gallon. Practically alone among commodities that posted gains Wednesday were grain futures, which turned higher on concerns that bad weather forecast in the Midwest next week


Bay Area suburb accused of harassing black renters
By Paul Elias

SAN FRANCISCO — Civil rights groups alleged in a federal lawsuit Wednesday that Antioch police have created a special unit to harass the rising number of black renters there who receive federal housing assistant. The lawsuit originally was filed in San Francisco federal court in May by five renters, and was expanded Wednesday to seek classaction status for all past and present black recipients of federal vouchers in the East Bay suburb. City officials are accused of creating a spe-

“Instead of my children feeling protected by the police, they feel afraid,” said Karen Coleman, one of the original renters who sued the city she has lived in for five years. Antioch, which is about 37 miles east of San Francisco, has been among the Bay Area communities hardest hit by the housing crisis, with home prices plummeting and foreclosures soaring. Civil rights lawyers representing the tenants alleged in the lawsuit that more homeowners and speculators in Antioch are choosing to rent their houses to recipients of federal housing vouchers to help cover their mortgage payments.

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closure rate directly affects city budgets by decreasing property taxes and creates an economic “death spiral,” Speier said. Federal funds should be injected into local and county governments to buy foreclosed homes and put them back on the market, Speier said. A recent proposal floated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, could be aimed at helping people specifically hit by the housing crisis, she said. “We’ve got to secure the housing environment which means the financial aspect of it. If that’s done. It creates the sense of security that will encourage [stability],” Speier said. Additionally, the Congress must also consider the current state of federal financial institutions and whether they

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reducing troops in Iraq. “Afghanistan is a very fragile environment right now. We went to Afghanistan to go after Osama Bin Laden and then we just left. I do want us to pursue that but I do want us to recognize we don’t have the troops,” Speier said. Speier is working on a package of bills to introduce next session and while she won’t discuss them, she said some will mimic ones she passed as a California state senator and assemblywoman. could slow corn development. Corn for December delivery rose 10.5 cents to settle at $6.7725 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, after earlier rising to $6.79. Soybeans for November delivery rose 32 cents to settle at $15.48 a bushel on the CBOT, while September wheat added 23 cents to settle at $8.34 a bushel.

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College residence halls go green with students
By Megan K. Scott

NEW YORK — This fall, students at Sarah Lawrence’s Warren Green hall will be composting together, monitoring their electricity usage and drying their laundry on a clothesline. They will share appliances, cooking and shopping to reduce waste and energy, and use electric light as little as possible. And rising junior Josh Butler, 20, couldn’t be happier to live there. “It means a lot to me that the college is thinking about this really seriously,” says the co-founder of Sustainable SLC (Sarah Lawrence College), which partnered with the school on the green residence house. “It’s very different if it’s just students working for this as opposed to it being a joint effort.” Most colleges have been environmentally conscious for years, with campus cleanups and recycling efforts that are often led by students. But now they are focusing on where students live, creating green residence halls that are becoming a hot destination for eco-minded students.

“We decided that rather than tear down and haul all the concrete and structural steel to the landfill,that it would be more environmentally responsible to rebuild it using the existing structure ...It has common bathrooms,but the structure was good.”
— George Herbst,vice president and treasurer of Sarah Lawrence College

While many keep green in mind when building new residence halls, some are taking it a step further, renovating student housing to make them more sustainable and implementing programs to promote permanent lifestyle changes. Wake Forest University has installed Energy Star appliances, low-flow shower heads and watersaving toilets in its student housing. Emory University’s Turman Hall displays energy consumption for the entire building on a monitor in the lobby. While residents can individually control the temperature setting in their room, it has to be within the university’s approved thermostat settings. Prospective parents and students are asking about sustainability, says Mark Cunningham, director of hous-

ing and dining at University of California, San Diego, which conducts focus groups at high schools. Colleges brag about their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. There are 236 LEED-certified buildings on college campuses, and another 1,547 campus buildings are LEED-registered, which means they are pursuing certification. Rollins College spent about $8.5 million renovating the 200-bed Ward Hall, with two-thirds raised through donations and charitable gifts, said George Herbst, Vice President and Treasurer of the College. “We decided that rather than tear down and haul all the concrete and structural steel to the landfill, that it

would be more environmentally responsible to rebuild it using the existing structure,” says Herbst. “It has common bathrooms, but the structure was good.” The LEED system gives credit for reusing structural elements and materials, but renovating does pose challenges, says Baird Dixon, principal with Street Dixon Rick Architecture, which designed five new green residence halls at Vanderbilt University. There is more planning involved — many old buildings aren’t built to current codes — and additional resources may be needed to restore a building to its original condition. At Vanderbilt, which renovated and built new residence halls, finding large quantities of renewable resources, such as bamboo flooring,

was challenging, and a great deal of time, energy and analysis went into determining whether to use graywater, which was ultimately rejected. While going green saves money in the long run by reducing energy and water usage, it comes at a price, says Cunningham. Raise costs too much and students will move off campus. “It puts a lot of pressure on us because room and board rates are part of affordability to live on campus,” he says. “You have to build a building. The greener you want to make it, the more money you have to spend on it. We look for alternative funding, but it’s a challenge.” Some of UCSD’s initiatives include purchasing green furniture, providing reusable plasticware in the cafes and dining halls, and giving out individual recycling baskets for each resident. Furniture is handed down to nonprofits and the school purchases from local vendors when possible. Cunningham says the school uses their green initiatives to teach students about how to be environmentally conscious so when they leave campus, they think about things like using “green” flooring.


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THURSDAY, JULY 17 Peninsula Youth Theatre presents ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 988-8798. From the greenhouse to your house. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Day one of a multi-day event featuring a variety of plants, greenhouse tours, talks and demonstrations. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. For more information call 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit FRIDAY, JULY 18 Redwood City PAL Blues and Art Festival pre-show with Madison Blues Band. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Redwood City. For more information visit or call 556-1650. SATURDAY, JULY 19 From the greenhouse to your house. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Day one of a multi-day event featuring a variety of plants, greenhouse tours, talks and demonstrations. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. For more information call 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit Connoisseurs’ marketplace. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park. Openair festival of the arts. For more information visit Redwood City PAL Blues and Art festival. Noon. Bart Shea Blues Band featuring Freddy Roulette at. Andre Thierry at 1 p.m. Festival at Courthouse Square, after-festival party at Angelica’s Bistro, 850 Main St., Redwood City. Jan Fanucchi with Steve Freund at 2 p.m. Ron Thompson at 3 p.m. Craig Horton at 4 p.m. and Frank Bey at 5 p.m. The Dave Hyte Trio will play at the after-festival party. For more information visit or call 556-1650. Peninsula Youth Theatre presenting ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 988-8798. Around the World in 80 Beers presents ‘The Great Beers of Germany.’ 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. O’Neills Irish Pub, 34 S. B St., San Mateo. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information visit The ‘After-Hours Concert.’ 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fremont Park, Menlo Park. Featuring Double Funk Crunch. SUNDAY, JULY 20 Two mile walk around Horseshoe Lake. 9:15 a.m. to noon. Meet a Skyline Ridge. An introduction to the world of dragonflies, led by Karen DeMello, Jan HIntermeister and Debbi Brusco. For more information call 691-1200 or visit Connoisseurs’ marketplace. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park. Openair festival of the arts. For more information visit From the greenhouse to your house. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Filoli, Woodside. Programming is free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli. Space is limited. To purchase program tickets or make reservations call 364-8300 ext. 508 or visit The Tribal Blues Band. 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Ya Ya Restaurant, 1108 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. For more information go to Peninsula Youth Theatre presenting ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ 4 p.m. Cubberly Community Theatre, Palo Alto. For more information call 9888798. Third Sunday ballroom tea dance with Bob Gutierrez Band. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center 1555 Crystal Springs Road. $4. For more information call 616-7150. Free summer concert ‘Blue:’ Rock and roll rhythm and blues. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Twin Pines Park, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. For more information call Belmont Park Boosters at 592-3068. MONDAY, JULY 21 Current events discussion. 10 a.m. Little House Auditorium, 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park. For more information call 326-2025. Hula lessons. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $2 per session for members, $3 for non-members. For more information call 326-2025. ‘Lars and the Real Girl.’ 1 p.m. Litle House Activity Center. 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Auditorium. $1 for members, $2 for non-members. For more information call 326-2025. TUESDAY, July 22 Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. 7:30 a.m. Waterfront Restaurant, Pete’s Harbor, 1 Uccelli Blvd., Redwood City. Breakfast and a speaker. Raegene Castle will speak on hearing impairment. For more information call 367-9394. The Art of Middle Eastern Dance with guest artist and speaker Marziah Gachipour. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Little House Activity Center. 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Auditorium. For more information, call 326-2025. WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 National Geographic film festival. Wednesdays from July 2 through August 13 at 10 a.m. Twin Pines Senior and Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Free. For more information call 595-7444. What’s new in senior scamming? 11 a.m. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, Garden Room. Guest speaker Detective Jeff Keegan. For more information call 326-2025.

From post-apocalyptic to ponys
Video game industry tries to broaden its appeal with different genres
By Barbara Ortutay

LOS ANGELES — A tough little blob must splash color over a town wallowing in gray. Bug-eyed rabbits do a dance routine. And then there’s the “perfect equine farm” of wild horses for little girls to tame and train. These video games don’t sound like anything that would grab a teenage boy’s attention, and that’s the point. They are part of an important expansion of the video game industry as it works to pull in women, girls and other demographics and cement its place as mainstream entertainment. A year ago at the E3 Media and Business Summit here in Los Angeles, Nintendo Co. declared that anyone can be a gamer, and that the company would break down the divide between hardcore players and those just beginning to dabble in interactive entertainment. While the divide still exists, games for people who don’t fit into the stalwart category of 18to-34-year-old men are a fast-growing segment of the $18 billion U.S. video game market. Analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan estimates that five years ago, up to 90 percent of gamers were the core audience of young men. Today, it’s more like 60 to 70 percent. To be sure, much of the focus in the video game industry is still on games like the upcoming “Fallout 3,” set in a postapocalyptic Washington, D.C., where players can kill the enemy in “ridiculously violent ways,” as its executive producer, Todd Howard of Bethesda Softworks, put it. But big companies like Nintendo, Microsoft Corp., Electronic Arts Inc. and Ubisoft Entertainment SA have realized the enormous growth potential of massmarket games. A quarter of Ubisoft’s worldwide sales of $1.5 billion came

The videogame industry is expanding to pull in women and girls with games like ‘Wii Music,’ above, while still keeping the focus on titles that are working like ‘Fallout 3,’ top of page,which is geared toward teenage boys.
from its “casual games” business in the most recent fiscal year — casual games often being the industry’s extremely broad term for everything other than what the young male demographic wants. This was the first year the company measured casual games as a separate division, said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing. To try to reach more girls, Ubisoft offers its “Imagine” series, which lets 6to 14-year-old girls play fashion designer, rock star or figure skater. Ubisoft also has “Horse Riders,” in which players can create a farm of wild horses. It’s unlikely to get any love from gaming blogs and reviewers, but if Ubisoft’s past games for girls are any indication, it will at least make the company some money. Game companies that have long been selling to teenage boys now want to rope in not only their sisters but also their kid brothers and parents. No company has been as successful in this as Nintendo, which has sold more than 10 million of its $250 Wii consoles in the U.S. since its late 2006 launch, despite widespread supply constraints. Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, says he hopes to eventually blur the lines between games and other forms of entertainment. “We should expand the (games) business to music and movies,” he said through an interpreter. As an example, Nintendo has “Wii Music.” The game turns the Wii’s wireless controller and “Nunchuk” attachment into more than 60 musical instruments. Players mimic the way musicians play those instruments — and that’s it, they are making music even if they don’t know a thing about pitch or rhythm. It’s a long way from involved games like “Halo 3,” where a novice would be hard-pressed to survive more than a few minutes.

Dick jailed on sex allegations

MURRIETA — Andy Dick was arrested early Wednesday for investigation of drug use and sexual battery after the comedian allegedly pulled down a teenager’s top, police said. The former co-star of the TV sitcom “NewsRadio” was released from a detention center after posting $5,000 bail. Calls to his representatives seeking comment were not immediately returned. Police were called to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Murrieta at about 1:13 a.m. to investigate a report of “an intoxicated male” urinating outside the bar and causing a disturbance, according to a police statement. When they arrived, a 17-year-old girl told police that she was outside when Dick left the bar, walked up, “grabbed her tank top and bra and pulled them down and exposed her breasts,” the statement said. Friends escorted Dick to a truck, which officers stopped at a nearby Sam’s Club, police said. Dick was identified by the teenager and a witness, police said.

Marijuana and the drug Xanax were found his pants pockets during a search and he appeared “extremely intoxicated,” police said. Dick, 42, was booked at Southwest Detention Center in French Valley on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled subAndy Dick stance, misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Dick has a reputation for crude behavior. He has been reported to have exposed himself to audiences at least twice. He was forcibly removed from the set of the show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year after he repeatedly touched guest Ivanka Trump without her permission. Also last year, Dick was cited in Columbus, Ohio, for urinating on the sidewalk. A comedy club owner in the city said the actor also made inappropriate comments while onstage, groped patrons, took women into the men’s room and urinated on the floor and on at least one person.



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The Daily Journal is looking for interns to do entry level reporting, research, updates of our ongoing features and interviews. Photo interns also welcome. We expect a commitment of four to eight hours a week for at least four months. The internship is unpaid, but intelligent, aggressive and talented interns have progressed in time into paid correspondents and full-time reporters. College students or recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Newspaper experience is preferred but not necessarily required. Please send a cover letter describing your interest in newspapers, a resume and three recent clips. Before you apply, you should familiarize yourself with our publication. Our Web site: Send your information via e-mail to or by regular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402.

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CAREGIVERS2 yrs experienced required. Immediate Placement on all assignments!

CUSTOMER SERVICE - Now hiring those who enjoy working with all aspects of customer service and have cashier experience. Apply at Auto Pride Car Wash, 195 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070, Wage DOE DRIVER - FT Tow truck driver day position available, must have drivers license and printout. Must pass background check. Benefits after 60 days. Call (650)345-3596 2180 Palm Avenue San Mateo, 94403 EMBROIDERY MACHINE OPERATOR Experience Preferred. Busy Burlingame Uniform Company need experience computerized Embroidery Machine Operator for Immediate Full Time Employ. Relaxed, fun work environment. $12.00 per hr to start. Call Bill @ (650)892-6581 HOME CARE AIDES Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp required. Matched Caregivers (650)8392273, (408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273 HOUSEHOLD HELP - 15 hr. week, $690. mo., full benefits in San Bruno, 2 cats, (650)583-0417 HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED! FT & PT throughout the Peninsula. Deep Cleaning, laundry & ironing. Must have 3+ yrs of cleaning experience in private homes with references. Drivers license required. T&CR 415-567-0956

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NOW HIRING! Full Time Limo Drivers Limousine Company Commission Only (650)638-1600 POST OFFICE now hiring. Average
pay $20/hr, $57K/yr., includes Federal benefits, Overtime. Placed by adSource, not AFF w/USPS who hires. (866)533-3804

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I am a mature, cultured and creative Companion/Caregiver seeking employment on the Peninsula between Burlingame & Palo Alto. Qualifications: Trained & experienced in early Dementia & Parkinson’s. Bilingual: English/German. Desired Hours: 4 days a week, 10-2 or as agreed upon. As a professional artist (Expressionism), I have found that exposing my patients to art is very beneficial as it draws them out and has a calming effect on them. All of my previous clients have been assigned to me through matched caregiving. All my work has been designated through: ManageAble Care, Gee Gee Williams, OTR. Please call (650)361-8255

$15-$20 hour
PT/FT, Flexible hours 100 year old company. Advancement oppty. No fee. Fuller Brush Co. Call 1-800-655-5435 SALES/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for ambitious interns who are eager to jump into the business arena with both feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs of the newspaper and media industries. This position will provide valuable experience for your bright future. Fax resume (650)344-5290 email SPORTS INTERN The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for sports interns. Interns compile statistics & perform other administrative duties while participating in the fast-paced news room of San Mateo County’s best newspaper for local sports. Familiarity with sports, particularly local prep sports, is a plus. To apply, please submit a resume, any relevant clips and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in local sports journalism and the Daily Journal. Send your information via e-mail at or by regular mail to: 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402. No phone calls please.

30 PEOPLE Wanted to Lose Weight Up to 30 lbs / 30 days Cash Back Rewards 1 on 1 Private Coaching Call 800-953-1198 Website ADMIN - Burlingame insurance office seeks PT Office worker. Must have computer skills 40 WPM, Insurance Experience a plus. Call (650)342-9530, Fax (650)342-9534 or email:

ZipRealty has them We're looking for winners! Monthly expense account Free marketing & training Health benefits available ZipRealty is hiring Real Estate Agents

ADULT FOSTER CARE CA Mentor seeks caring people with a spare bedroom in their home to provide care for an adult with a developmental disability. Training & support provided. Work from your own home and earn a competitive, tax-free stipend.

Call (415)495-6121
APPOINTMENT SETTERS - We provide leads, no selling. Hourly or commission San Mateo location. Call for information Ask for Steven (650)207-3172 AVON SELL OR BUY Earn up 50% + bonsues Hablamos Espanol 1(866)440-5795 Independent Sales Rep CAREGIVERS OR ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS needed Monday-Friday for our medically based day program in Burlingame, serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Previous experience required. Call 650-692-2400 for information. Fax resumes to 650-692-2412.

Contact: Sandra Edwards Or 800-225-5947 x6406
SALES JANITORIAL SUPERVISOR - must have experience, otherwise please do not apply. Call 650-756-4300 or fax resume to 650-756-4301 MEDICAL BILLING OFFICE- Duties: Process mail, phones, run errands, assist billers, scheduling, etc. Computer literate, good customer service, work quickly/accurately, good attendance, handle stressful situations effectively. e-mail to: Putnam Auto Group Buick Pontiac GMC $50,000 Average Expectation a must… 5 Men or Women for Career Sales Position •Car Allowance •Paid insurance w/life and dental •401k plan •Five day work week Top Performers earn $100k Plus!! Bilingual a plus Paid training included Call Mr. Olson 1-866-788-6267 SALES ASSOCIATE - Customer service oriented company. Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, 401K, etc. Fax resume to (650)361-1933 or apply online at Applications are available at Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc., Seaport Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063.

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Direct Care Staff needed to provide support & training to adults with disabilities in a day program & the community. Must be at least 21, have a clean DMV report & CA DL. Must pass fingerprint clearance & job related health screening prior to hire. Fulltime M-F $12/hr. Call Nati at 650-6316890 or email resume to

The Daily Journal seeks sales professionals to set appointments and/or sell advertising over the phone. This opportunity offers compensation that includes base + commission, all in a dynamic, high-growth company headquartered in San Mateo. You must be reliable, action-oriented, customer-focused, and a self-starter. Email your resume to:

129 Cemetery Plots
SKYLAWN MEMORIAL PARK - 2 Individual side-by-side plots for sale in Buena Vista Gardens. $5,000 for both. (415)731-2346.

Great Jobs! Hourly & Live-In Available Now! With Medical, Dental, O.T.,401K, Holiday & Vacation Pay!

Home Sweet Home Care (650)556-9906

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We welcome you to Join the Family
When we say "join the family," we really mean it. It's not just corporate doublespeak designed to hide layers of bureaucracy and an out of town ownership that treats you like a number.

TEACHERS - preschool and aides (can train to be teacher) Temp-Perm. Call Ernesto, Temp Care (650)573-8367

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•Upscale European Brands •Good Downtown Location •Profitable Call Biz Broker

(650) 726-1344
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227774 The following person is doing business as: S. Painter Consulting, 50 Cambridge St, SAN CARLOS, CA 94070 is hereby registered by the following owner: Sheryl Lynn Painter, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Sheryl L. Painter / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/19/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/26/08, 07/03/08, 07/10/08, 07/17/08).

It means working with a locally-owned business with roots in the community.
The San Mateo Daily Journal is seeking sales pros to join our team. We're looking for men and women with strong work ethics and unbeatable positive attitudes. As an account executive with the Daily Journal, your goal will be to help other businesses succeed while achieving a high level of financial and business success using the following tools: -- The San Mateo Daily Journal's suite of print advertising, inserts, special sections, and sponsorships -- online advertising -- Parenting on the Peninsula, a monthly publication for local parents -- DJ Designer graphic design and marketing services -- And more to come Some sales experience is required. Newspaper experience is useful, but not mandatory. College degree is helpful, but not required. If any of this sounds good, send us a resume and let's talk. We want to grow our family. Maybe with you.

The Peninsula Regent, a Retirement Community teo, has an opening for the following:




The driver will provide transportation for residents to their appointments and provide transportation for special events. Must have a Class B Driver License, a clean driving record, good interpersonal skills and work well in a team oriented environment.

Cook to work three days a week. The Cook is responsible for food preparation for the residents in our dining room. Must have 1-2 years of experience working as a cook, ability to work in a fast paced environment and have basic knife skills. Work days will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays from 11:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Please apply at One Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401, or fax resume to (650) 579-0446.

Email Fax 650-344-5290

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227940 The following persons are doing business as: Idea Media International, 545 Shell Parkway, #3207, Redwood City, CA, 94065 is hereby registered by the following owners: Liying Duan & Xiaoyong Zhang, same address. The business is conducted by Husband & Wife. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Liying Duan / /s/ Xiaoyong Zhang / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/30/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/10/08, 07/17/08, 07/24/08, 07/31/08).


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FRAMED PAINTING 1 1/2 x 1 1/2, never used, excellent condition $30. Call 650583-2057 MARCO SASSONE oil on canvas painting, “The Gate,” $17,000. Charles Lavier oil on canvas, “Femes,” $2,350. Call (510)409-2861.

297 Bicycles
BICYCLE - Toddler size, age 3-5, $30., red, (650)515-2605. EDDY MERKX Blue 55 cm. complete bike. $700. Call (925)875-1696. VISION FITNESS bike - Model #E1400. Real good shape, with casters. Includes extras. Rare use, 1 owner, had weight reduction surgery. Need $310. firm. Ask Delta & Oscar. (650)508-8918

298 Collectibles
RARE OAKLAND RAIDERS 3 superbow win, 3 pins in a framed set, $12. SOLD! STAMP COLLECTION - Worldwide or US stamp collection, free albums, $90. (415)225-4770. TELEPHONE STAND - so old some of the finish is crackled, Dark wood finish, shelf under top for phone book, 31" tall, 15" deep, 18" wide, $75. (650)367-6221 VW DIECAST model CAR - Selling a NEW, MINT, IN ORIGINAL BOX a large 1.24 gauge collectible DIE CAST METAL (with plastic parts) Volkswagen bug in a light blue color. Makes great gift as a collectible new in box for $9.Mtn. View. (650)968-6264 WE BUY gold & silver coins, Free appraisals. (415)409-6086.

300 Toys
TOY TRAINS TABLE - solid oak, new, superb, $75., (415)585-3622 TWISTER MOVES GAME with 3 CDs by Jesse McCarthy and 4 mats. Brand new. $15. Mtn View. (650)968-6264

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Section 6586.5 of the California Government Code, the City Council (the “City Council”) of the City of Millbrae (the “City”) will hold a public hearing on July 22, 2008, at 7:00 P.M., at the regular meeting place of the City Council of the City located at 621 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae, California, in respect of the proposed financing of the acquisition, installation, and construction of certain public capital improvements, consisting of street resurfacing and related improvements, located within the City by the execution, delivery and sale of certificates of participation, representing an interest in certain installment payments to made by the City pursuant to an Installment Sale Agreement with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (the “Authority”), and to determine the significant public benefits to the City from the proposed financing, including demonstrable savings to the City from the execution, delivery and sale of such certificates of participation, such as savings in effective interest rate costs and the more efficient delivery of City services to residential and commercial development (in accordance with Section 6586 of the California Government Code). Any interested person may appear at said public hearing to address the City Council of the City on the foregoing matters. Dated: July 14, 2008 CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF MILLBRAE 7/17/08 CNS-1388389# SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227705 The following person is doing business as: RWC Underground Pub, 2650-2652 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063 is hereby registered by the following owner: World Destinations, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Jennifer MacSwain / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/16/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/10/08, 07/17/08, 07/24/08, 07/31/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228170 The following person is doing business as: Alain Construction & Eng’g Services, 316 N. El Camino Real, #203, San Mateo, CA 94401 hereby registered by the following owner: Marvin B. Alain, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN onN/A. /s/ Marvin B. Alain / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/15/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/17/08, 07/24/08, 07/31/08, 08/07/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228112 The following person is doing business as: Foothill Beauty Salon, 1602 El Camino Real, #B, Belmont, CA 94002 hereby registered by the following owner: Alexuz Linh Pham, 364 Pine Fields Rd., San Jose, CA 95134. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Alexuz Linh Pham / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/17/08, 07/24/08, 07/31/08, 08/07/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228095 The following person is doing business as: Nicky’s Hair Salon, 605 San Mateo Ave, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066hereby registered by the following owner: Nicolasa Reyes, 849 3rd Ave, SAN BRUNO, CA 94066. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Nicolasa Reyes / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/10/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/17/08, 07/24/08, 07/31/08, 08/07/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228099 The following person is doing business as: Gigworthy, 632 University Dr #2, MENLO PARK, CA 94025 is hereby registered by the following owner: Houston Jayne, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Houston Jayne / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/17/08, 07/24/08, 07/31/08, 08/07/08).

302 Antiques
1950’S G.E. waffle iron, toaster and electric percolator, all chrome collectables, $50 ea. call (650)755-9833. 1950’S LIMED oak coffee table, excellent condition, $100. call (650)755-9833 ANTIQUE ENDTABLE, 16” high, 21” x 21” square. $20. Call (650)692-1566. ANTIQUE RED WAGON - Jet Rex, good condition, metal, $65. (650)349-6059 HALL’S CHINA items, collectable, $50. call (650)755-9833. PATIO UMBRELLA, never used, $20. SOLD! ROYAL TYPEWRITER- 1940’s Excellent Condition $50. Call 650-755-9833. SCHOOL DESK - Antique, excellent condition, St. Matthew’s, metal & wood, $95. obo (650)349-6059 TABLE LAMP - Milk glass, 24"H, Old. $30. (650)591-0145 (call after 3:30pm) WALL CLOCK- antique mirrored glass, 24 by 24, $50. Call (650)755-9833.

296 Appliances
2 LIGHT fixtures ceiling mounted. $9 each. Plus two globe covers for light fixtures. $9 each. (650)345-9036. BLACK HOODED WEBER BBQ, on wheels 36 inches good condition. $50/obo. 650-669-2077 CEILING FAN light fixture w/4 reversible blades w/rattan & wood. Excellent condition. $70. (650)347-5104. COFFEE MAKER (electric) 2-12 cups made by Proctor Silex. $14. Call (650)345-9036. FOOD SMOKER “Little Chief” by Lure & Jenson, $35. (650)355-2996. MENS LEATHER jacket, dark brown, extra large, excellent condition. $60. Millbrae (650)692-6798 MICROWAVE & GE OVEN - Sanyo, operable, U-Haul. Both FREE! (650)342-4224 MICROWAVE GE Profile, White, over the range model, SOLD! MICROWAVE SHARP CAROUSEL II with meat probe, instruction book. @25.RWC (650)367-6221 MICROWAVE SHARP carousel, compact type, looks and works great. $20 (650)290-1438. REFRIDGERATOR BOX, medium size, never used. $75. 650-994-7747. REFRIGERATOR - Montgomery Ward Mini (32" by 23") in good working condition-over 10 years old-small freezer on top basically for ice cubes .Great for garage, patio, or dorm room. $45., Call Pat (650)344-2854 REFRIGERATOR - Table top size for beer & wines, $50., (415)585-3622. REFRIGERATOR, SIDE by side, almond, good working condition, clean. $90. Please call, 650-961-9652 Mtn View VACUUM CLEANER Bissell like new, 2 in 1- includes upright and removable canister $99. 650-573-0162.

298 Collectibles
"RED WING" stoneware 4 gallon with lid, wire handle, old butter churn $65 RWC 650-367-6221 1984 LA OLYMPIC mascot 3ft tall "Sam the Eagle" $90., (650)873-4030 6 ART PRINTS - Early 50's Picasso, Van Gogh & more. $60/all. (650)207-2712 70'S-90'S GIANTS, 49ers sports memorbiala. 10 items $15 all. (650)207-2712. AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS CARDS (40) rare insert cards, $80/all. (650)2072712 BARBIE DOLLS - Clean & nicely dressed, good condition, $2. each, 50 available, (650)583-6269. BEER SIGN " Sam Adams" electric $60 (650)873-4030 BIDERMAYER CHAIR style #606 black skay. Made in Italy, $65. (650)365-1797 COIN ALBUMS - 2 Dansco Silver Dollar Coin Albums (No Coins included) 18781893, 1894-1935. Never used. $30. (650588-8926 COURAC OF monterrey - Serving trays, collectible, excellent condition, $5. to $15. each, (650)755-9833 ENGLISH SHEFFIELD Carving Set From England, like new, appraised for $125., selling $75. ( 650)367-6221 RWC FRUIT CRATE LABELS - (20) Art Deco Era, excellent condition. Antique Lithograph, $80. all, (650)207-2712. FRUIT TRAY - Large, 19” round, beautiful colored fruit, like Capo Dimonde, $95., (650)594-5945 IRISH DRESDEN - China Ballerinas (4), Call for details, $75., (650)594-5945 LASH LA RUE COWBO - custom framed, black & white, 8x10 autographed photo, $75 obo, (650)343-4329 POKEMAN AUTHENTIC cards collection more than 250. $25/all. (650)637-1008

299 Computers
COMPUTER PENTIUM, network ready, Windows XP $100. 650-350-1806. MONITOR, 17”, model Optiquesto #Q73 $20. (650)290-1438.

300 Toys
BALL CATCHER or punching bag that stands 47”. Inflatable football player shape with weighted bottom for great indoor play. $15. Mtn View. (650)968-6264 BOGGLE LETTERS GAME - preschool learning game for 3-6 yr olds. $8., Mtn View. (650)968-6264 CHAPTER BOOKS MATT CHRISTOPHER . Various sport themes. Retail $5 ea. & selling 9 softcovers in great shape, $20 total. (650)968-6264. Mt.View CHILD'S BIB or painting apron. New from the famous department store in London. Cute & long vinyl for great cover-up for eating or painting, $15. Mtn.View (650)968-6264 CHILD’S KARTS with pedals-no engine aka Kettler Kettcar for ages 5 – 11 years in very good condition with a hand brake. $90. email: DINOSAURS DVD - Walking with Dinosaurs. 2 disc BBC set that is educational, asking $15., MV (650)968-6264 DISCOVERY TOY ? Playful Patterns Game. Fun & educational. Parts & box in excellent like new condition. $15. Mtn View (650)968-6264 HELLO KITTY pink hardcase with handle for keepsakes or as a purse. New, never used. $7. Mtn View (650)968-6264

303 Electronics
26 INCH sharp color TV with remote good picture $80., (650)570-7684 ANSWERING MACHINE - General Electric, in original box, $20., (650)368-3037 CORDLESS PHONE 30 channel AutoScan, like new, $20., (650)570-7684 CORDLESS TELEPHONE - in original box, $35., (650)368-3037 DENON RECEIVER AVR800 amp and Sony CD player. $75. (650)286-1292 JVC RECEIVER - Vintage JR-S301, nice with large meters. $50. (650)255-8512. PIONEER LASER DISC Player plus 12 free discs, collector’s item! $75. Call (650)364-0117. PLAYSTATION 1 with 13 games, 2 controllers, and 1namco gun controller. $35. (650)796-1646 PORTABLE RADIO - AM/FM double cassette battery or plug, $15. SOLD!

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227482 The following person is doing business as: Cheetah Ultra Sports LLC, 129 27th Ave, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby registered by the following owner: Cheetah Ultra Sports LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ An-Hao A. Lin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/03/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/26/08, 07/03/08, 07/10/08, 07/17/08).

NOTICE IS hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) in the office of the Secretary for the Authority, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, California, 94070, at any time prior to 2:00:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and services for the construction of improvements designated as: Shoreway Environmental Center – Phase 1 Scale/Scale House and Site Improvements Project Bids will be publicly opened, examined and declared on said day and hour, and will be referred to the Commission of the Authority for subsequent action. A prebid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 225 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA. All of said work is to be done at the places and in the particular locations, of the form, sizes and dimensions and of the materials, and to the lines and grades and at the elevations as shown on the Plans and Specifications made therefore and approved by the Authority. Under California Laws and Regulations SBWMA shall inform all prime contractors of public works, to the extent feasible of relevant public work requirements. Therefore SBWMA hereby advises all bidders that the successful bidder shall: 1. 2. 3. Employ the appropriate number of apprentices on the job site as set forth in California Labor Code 1777.5; Provide workers’ compensation coverage, as set forth in California Labor Code Sections 1860 and 1861; Keep and maintain the records of work performed on the public works project, as set forth in California Labor Code Section 1812;

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LOST LADIES Diamond Wedding Ring set, gold, sentimental value, last seen in Brisbane. (415)468-0590, (415)823-0965 LOST - Gold nugget on gold chain @ TJ Maxx, San Carlos on the weekend of Jan. 5th/6th. Reward! POBox 2572, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709 or Call (650)369-2218, or

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227479 The following person is doing business as: Island Java, 800 South B. St., Ste. 500, San Mateo, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: DJ Smith, 155 N. El Camino Real, #34, San Mateo, CA 94401. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/03/08. /s/ DJ Smith / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/03/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/03/08, 07/10/08, 07/17/08, 07/24/08).

4. Keep and maintain the records required under California Labor Code Section 1776 which shall be subject to inspection pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1776 and California Code of Regulations, Division 1, Chapter 8, Subchapter 3, Article 6, Section 16400 (e); and 5. Be subject to other requirements imposed by law.

LOST VIOLIN - @ playground North Star Academy School, Redwood City. Brown, rectangular case, crack on the back of Violin. Name is on the case. Reward. Call Heidi (650)366-4325.

Bidders are hereby notified that, pursuant to the provisions of California Labor Code, Sections 1770 et seq., SBWMA has obtained from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and a general prevailing rate for holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, and overtime work in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft, classification, or type of worker required to execute the contract. A copy of said prevailing rate of the per diem wage is on file at the offices of the Authority, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, CA 94070. Said prevailing rate of per diem wages will be made available to any interested party upon request, and a copy thereof shall be posted at the job site. (Ref: SBWMA will not recognize any claim for additional compensation because of the payment by the Contractor of any wage rate in excess of the prevailing wage rates on file as aforesaid. The possibility of a wage increase is one of the elements to be considered by the Contractor in determining his/her or its bid and will not, under any circumstances, be considered as the basis of a claim against SBWMA. Bidders are hereby notified that if the Contract will be entered into or financed by or with the assistance of agencies of the United States, SBWMA must comply with Federal prevailing wage requirements. A copy of the current prevailing rates under Federal law are included in the "Supplementary General Conditions" for this Project if so required by Federal law. The successful Bidder and its subcontractors shall employ workers which consistently display and demonstrate proper moral, ethical and professional conduct to all fellow workers, employees and representatives of the Authority and other involved parties. Pursuant to the provisions of California Labor Code Section 6707, each Bid submitted in response to this Notice to Contractors shall contain, as a bid item, adequate sheeting, shoring, and bracing, or equivalent method, for the protection of life and limb in trenches and open excavation, which shall confirm to applicable safety orders. By listing this sum, the Bidder warrants that its action does not convey tort liability to the Authority, the Design Consultant, the Construction Manager, and their employees, agents, and subcontractors. Copies of the Contract Documents are now on file and available for public inspection in the SBWMA Secretary's Office, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, CA. The Contract Documents may be purchased on line at for a non-refundable charge. For document purchase go to, and click on “PLANWELL ENTERPRISE”. Under the column labeled “Public Planroom” select the Shoreway Environmental Center – Phase 1, Scale/ Scalehouse and Site Improvements Project. For technical assistance, call 415-512-6550. Document prices are as follow: Full size plans 1/2 size plans Specifications $75.00 $45.00 $40.00

STOLEN JUNE 9th - Ford ‘95 Taurus. WHite, 4 door sedan, Lic.#3LBL972. VIN 1FALP52U9SG180083. Last seen @ KMart, Veterans Blvd. RECOVERED!

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227998 The following person is doing business as: Above & Beyond Interiors, 3516 Farmhill Blvd., #17, Redwood City, CA, 94061 is hereby registered by the following owner: Reina A. Daveggio, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Reina Daveggio / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/02/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/03/08, 07/10/08, 07/17/08, 07/24/08).

294 Baby Stuff
BABY CRIB - excellent condition, light wood, with mattress $80. (650)283-4521 BABY CRIB Traditional white $25, can deliver, SOLD! BABY SWING Fisher Price, rain forest, portable $40, (650)771-1842 STROLLER - Double tandem Peg Perego Stroller. Navy blue, good condition, $140. obo (650)726-8656. TODDLER CAR SEAT - Smart Move SE, good condition, $20., (650)515-2605

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Each Bid must conform and be responsive to the invitation, the Plans and Specifications, and all documents comprising the Contract Documents. Each Bid shall be presented under sealed cover and shall be accompanied by a certified check, made payable to SBWMA, in an amount not less than ten (10) percent of the Bid. The said check or Proposal Guaranty Bond shall be given as a guarantee that the Bidder will execute the Contract in conformity with the form of agreement contained within the Contract Documents, and will furnish bonds and insurance policies as specified within twenty (20) days after notification of the award of the Contract to the successful Bidder. Addenda issued shall become a part of the Contract Documents and be included in the Bid. Bidders shall develop and submit bids at their own expense. The Authority will not reimburse any costs associated with the development and submittal of any and all Bids. The Authority reserves the sole right to reject any and all Bids and to waive any informality in a Bid. No Bidder may withdraw its Bid for a period of (seventy (70) days after the date set for the opening thereof. At the successful Contractor's option, securities may be substituted for the required retention, in accordance with the provisions of Section 22300 of the State of California Public Contract Code. In accordance with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 3300, the Authority has determined that the Contractor shall possess as a minimum a valid Class Type A License. In accordance with the provisions of California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15, a Bid submitted to the Authority by a Contractor who is not licensed in accordance with Chapter 9 of the California Business and Professions Code shall be considered non-responsive and shall be rejected by the Authority. The Authority requires Contractors performing work on its projects to provide a safe worksite and to comply with all Federal, State and Local Safety and Health regulations. Further, the Bidders must certify compliance with mandatory safety programs. Published in San Mateo Daily Journal July 15, 2008 through July 21,2008.

Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.

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303 Electronics
SONY DIGITAL am/fm alarm clock, $10., (650)991-7278 TRAVEL TV - mint condition, 6” screen, VHF & UHF antenna, many channels, battery operated as well, ideal for camping, travel or extra, $30., (650)578-9208. TV - 26” Mitsubishi with remote, with rolling TV stand, $99., (650)255-7864. TV - 27” Color with remote control, perfect condition, SOLD! TV - 27” with remote controller, Sale: $50_very good condition. (650)278-2702

Thursday • July 17, 2008
304 Furniture
OAK ROLLAWAY - Solid, blonde oak, books & TV station, 3 tiers, finger-tip mobility, original $250, custom design, $75., (415)585-3622. PAIR WHITE resin patio chairs $6 RWC 650-367-6221 PATIO RECLINER CHAIR - multi position with canape, brand new, never used, $69., (650)357-8215 PATIO UMBRELLA TABLE - metal mesh top, foldable. Hunter green color, 28” H, 42” round, $40., RWC, (650)367-6221 PATIO UMBRELLA with stand brand new, $40., (650)357-8215 PINE KITCHEN Curio Shelf 6ft x 2ft very sturdy and handy, $50. (650)312-1628. PRINCESS BED - Toddler size, pink plastic, slept in once, brand new, $50., (650)533-1078. QUEEN SIZE bed $99. 650-580-6086 RECLINER - Blue velour soft fabric, excellent condition, $100., (650)692-2231. ROLL-A-WAY SUPERB, wood bookcase/entertainment center $70. 415-5853622 ROLLAWAY BOOKCASE/DESK, solid wood, w/ chair (on wheels), superb, $75. (415)585-3622. SETTEE QUEEN ANNE STYLE - Beautiful rose buds on rose colored background, upholstered fabric. $99., (650)997-0750 SINGER SEWING MACHINE - with stool & book. From 70’s, $50., (650)670-7545. SOFA 7FT, GOOD CONDITION, $99. (650)595-4738 RWC. SOFA LOVE SEAT - Excellent condition. 45 inches Wide, Beige color with oak wood on front sides and bottom trim, $65., (650)345-9036 SOFA, CHAIR & FOOTSTOOL - Maroon with green stripes, w/ matching arm cover, excellent condition, $200., (650)670-7545 STANDING WOOD 7 shelves 11 inches deep 24 inches wide 77 inches tall $25.RWC (650)367-6221 STEREO CABINET - 18.5”W, 14.5”D, 31”H, one front door, two shelves, oak finish, very good condition, $40., (650)341-5347. STEREO CABINET - 25”W, 15”D, 32”H, 2 doors in bottom, white finish, good condition, $40., (650)341-5347. STEREO COMPONENT CABINET 42h, 22w, 15.5d, Glass door on bottom, Walnut & Black,3 shelves, $25. (650)341-5347 STOOL - Low stool, 17” tall, 8” wide, wood & fabric, custom made, like new, $95., (650)594-5945 UPHOLESTERED WING chair, $30. Good cond. (650)595-4738 RWC. UPRIGHT DRESSER - Excellent condition, lots of drawers, $75., (650)997-0750 WROUGHT IRON CHILDRENS Icecream palor chairs (5). Old, excellent condition $99/set obo. 650-345-2450.


306 Housewares
CRYSTAL BOWLS set of 4 $12 each never used and plates 2 $12 each never used. 650-583-2057 DRAPERY RODS (2) Travers, 150-180 inches, ceiling mount, $10/each (650)948-0946. ELECTRIC FAN - $7. SOLD! HOOVER SPIN scrub hardwood floor cleaner, $40., (650)357-8215 KITCHEN UTENSILS - Some never used, $1 each., (650)593-3565 MINI CHOPPER - w/ instructions, good condtion, $8., (650)368-3037 MIRROR, OCTAGON gold framed beveled edge mirror, never hung, size 30" x 22" $40., (650)367-6221, RWC. OASIS DISPENSER - hot and cold water dispenser, excellent condition, $60., call (415)203-0464. RIVAL ICE SHAVER - No booklet, like new, great for kids to make drinks with shaved ice in hot weather, $7 in Mtn View. (650)968-6264 SET OF fine china diner ware 44 peice set light blue with white background $85/all. (650)364-0902 SHRINE GLASSES Assorted, 12, $15 for all. Cash. (650)593-9481. TABLECLOTHS - Large, rectangular, $15 each (4), (650)679-9359 WINNIE THE POOH - A pair of stemware with Winnie on the stem portion in a golden colored see-thru glass that is quality thick and stands 6 inches tall. Nice fluted stemware. Asking $18. Mountain View. (650)968-6264 WINNIE THE POOH - Large size cup and saucer. Cup is 4 inch diameter, has a handle, rimmed in blue color, 3 inches tall. The matching plate is 7 inches and trimmed in blue. Asking $20 in Mtn View. (650)968-6264

310 Misc. For Sale
CHAIN - 3/8” galvanized, one - 15’, $25; one - 19’, $35; (650)873-6304. CHILDREN'S BOOTS NATURINO ARABBA - Quality Italian boots in about a size 1 in U.S. Transpiring water repellent materials, flexible performing bottoms and removable insoles ensure total comfort. $20 in Mtn View. (650)968-6264 CONAIR DELUXE foot bath with accessories, $10., (650)679-9359 CRITTER TRAIL hamster cage complete with extras, $50., (650)991-7278 DESIGNER PERFUME Cabotine, never used, in box, $20. (510)777-1162. DOORS (2) Solid Wood, 72x 27-3/4 x13/8, Painted white. $10/each. (650)3665180 DRIVING GPS Garmin streetpilot C330 rated best buy by consumer reports. $99 Mike (650)697-7910 ELEVATOR - (In box, 2 story stainless 10X10 Canton), paid $130K, sell $75K obo. (480)833-4299. FABRIC - Misc, 15 yards, Felt, knit, burlap & cotton. $30/all,(650)369-7487 FLORAL CENTERPIECE, holds 3 candles, silver plated, made in England, changeable, $20. (650)591-0145 after 3:30pm FLOWER VASE gold plated 3.5 inches tall includes outdoor umbrella. $50/all. (650)921-0110 FLOWERING PLANTS in pots different variations $2-$5 each (20 in all) 650-592-2648 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES - Leord $15, Dalmation Puppy $10., plush, one piece, fur, hooded, size 4-6 years, small child. Mountain View (650)968-6264 HAMSTER EXERCISE BALL - like new, in box, have 2, $4.50 each, (650)9917278 HANK WILLIAMS SR. (2) 33-1/3 records mint condiiton, $100. ea. (650)591-3478 Eves. HIKING GPS Magellan Explorist 400 new with rechargeable battery, carry case and more $99. Mike (650)697-7910 JAMES PATTERSON Hardback Books (4) $4 each, (650)341-1861 JIGSAW PUZZLES - 4 @ $2. each, (650)341-1861. KENMORE CHARCOAL BARBEQUE 22.5”, $25., (650)364-1243. KFRC OLDIES RADIO 610 AM/99.7 FM. Plastic Banner 36" x 24" $20 (925)283-6469 KITCHENWARE - $.25 to $5.00, various items such as coffeemaker, blender, (650)755-9833 LEATHER TRASH can $25, Umbrella stand $25, 1940 cash register $50. 650-400-0526 LIGHT FIXTURE - bronze & tuscan, includes 3 white glass shades 14 x 36 inches $75 obo. Pictures are available. (650)208-1200 LOUIS VUITTON replica purse, beige and gold, used once, paid $200., selling $60. (510)777-1162. NORELCO SHAVER (for men) triple head includes charger, $25., (650)5933495 OLYMPIC SKATING BRACELET - Never worn gift item of a U.S. OLYMPIC COLLECTION silver. 5 charms & center charm with diamond rhinestones in a triangle with U.S.A. Olympic symbol, has ice skaters & ice skates. Incl Olympic velvet drawstring bag & velvet box. $25., Mtn View (650)968-6264 PENDANT WITH pink stone & diamond. 10K yellow gold, mint condition, $30. (650)878-9821 POOL COVER 17x35. roller comes with it. $50., SOLD! PRINCESS COMFORTER SET - Toddler bedding, Comforter, 2 fitted sheet, 2 flat sheet, pillowcase, mattress pad, $40., (650)533-1078 PROTECTIVE CARRYING CASE for Nokia 6133 flip cell, new in box, $15., (650)991-7278 PUZZLE EXCELLENT cond, $2. Call 650-574-7743 SAMSONITE LUGGAGE - Black, never used, cube size deluxe, $100., (650)5945945 SEWING FABRIC - Large box of sewing fabric, various sizes, colors, textures, $25. (650)679-9359. SHARPER IMAGE picnic leather case tote with handles that is just 10.5" x 7" black, zippers up and holds neatly 2 knives, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 wine glasses, 2 6" plates, 2 cloth napkins, cutting board, cheese knife, corkscrew, salt/pepper shakers, tablecloth and of course the travel case. All for $15. Mountain View (650)968-6264 SHEEPSKIN TAN BOOTS - slip on 7 “ tall with warm fuzzy inside, size 1 girl’s, $6. in Mtn View (650)968-6264 SHOES - and more shoes! Woman’s, sizes 6-9, $2-$5., (650)679-9359 STEVIES SHERREI PINK BOOTS primrose color with cute tie-ups in back with the fuzz balls, 12” high in about a size 1 and zippers up the side (inside) in excellent condition, $15, MtnView. (650)968-6264

310 Misc. For Sale
VELVETINE THROW PILLOWS - Three 16 inch square never used 1 burgundy 2 white, $20/all cash only, (650)343-4282. VINYL MINI blinds, white, never used. 35w X 64l. $10. (650)345-2350 VINYL SHOWER curtain - White, in package new, $10. for both, (650)6799359. WHELEN/CODE 3 warning lights 5 items $100/all, (650)991-7278 YARDAGE, SEWING notions, items, $1. each, (650)593-3565 craft

318 Sports Equipment
KEVIN BURNS PUTTER - Model #9302, 35”, good condition, SOLD. LADIES WET SUIT - small size "Bear brand" includes hood, booties & gloves $50. obo, RWC, (650)367-6221 ROLLER SKATES - Men’s, size 9 1/2, Salomon, new, never used, black & gray, $65 obo, (650)515-2605. SKI, Elan GC Carbon Reflex Gap 45.3 Technology 180 W Tyrola 540 Bindings. 150.00 $ Call (650)722-9212 SPORTS CAPS (10) SF Giants, 49ers & others. Never worn, $3/each. San Bruno Area. (650)588-1946 VASQUE WOMEN'S hiking boots, size 9.5. Hardly used. Tan and grey color, high top. $25. Call 650-508-1450.

304 Furniture
BANQUET TABLE 5ft foldable wood grain top heavy duty excellent condition $30 RWC 650-367-6221 BAR STOOL - new condition, solid wood, beige upholstry, $49. (650)9970750 BEDROOM SET - 6 drawer dresser, 2 nightstands, headboard, black with tan top, $60., (650)591-2393. BLANKET CHEST - roomy, beautiful french style, can be used as a toy or storage chest. $59., (650)997-0750 CANE BACK Arm Chair, polka dot, black and white, upholstered seat. $25.(650)996-0206. CARVED MIRROR extra large, ready to hang $100. Call Nancy (650)341-0770 CHAIR - Cream naugahyde, solid walnut antique chair, $100., (650)591-1816. CHILDREN’S BED - LITTLE TIKES red car bed, standard single mattress size, $100., (650)344-5567 CHILD’S ROCKER - White painted, $25., (650)591-1816. CHILD’S TABLE & chairs - 1960 style, $20., (650)591-1816 COFFEE TABLE - beautiful, oval, solid wood, french style, $59. (650)997-0750 COMPUTER CENTER includes bookcase and desk excellent condition $79. (510)657-7277 CORNER ETAGERRIE - Large, natural wicker, hand made, new condition, $49., (650)997-0750 CRIB/TODDLER MATTRESS - Brand new, used once, w/ 2 single sheets, Sealy, $50., (650)533-1078. DESK - Large, nice & sturdy with 5 side drawers & 1 center, $19, Millbrae/SFO. (415)515-1562. DINING ROOM SET, walnut table, 2 leafs, seats 10-12. Gold upholstered chairs, matching wood glass hutch. Beautiful shape! $350-$400. Call (650)697-8851 DINING ROOM TABLE, custom glass top, custom made tabs, SOLD! DISH CHAIR - Red, never used, 30” high by 34” wide, 2 for $10., (650)515-2605 DOUBLE DRESSER - Plenty of drawer space, french style $65., (650)997-0750 DRESSER (TRIPLE) - Beautiful, excellent condition, roomy- lots of drawers $99., (650)997-0750 EASY CHAIR & OTTOMAN - 2 piece set. Comfortable, new condition, SOLD! ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 35.75”wide, 18” deep, 77.5 high, with 2 glass doors on top, Side Cabinet, matching Entertainment Center, 17.5” wide, white, $100. both, (650)341-5347, SM. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - oak with glass doors, 57 inches wide, 48 inches high. Good condition. $75 (650)591-2393 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - White oak wash, holds 27” TV with storage, $65., (650)619-2076. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, great cond., glass doors, $100/obo. Call (650)430-8414 ENTERTAINMENT STAND, 33h x 34w x 22d, New $599 Selling $99. Call 650347-0434 FOLDING TABLE: 2 for $12 each. (650)278-2702 KITCHEN TABLE - Round, glass top, 42”, with 4 cushioned chairs, $90., (650)349-8011. OAK GLIDER - recliner chair plus ottoman, oak, new, richly upholstered, was $200., sacrifice $95., (415)585-3622.

311 Musical Instruments
BALDWIN PIANO, walnut, console, excellent condition! SOLD! GUITAR - Full maple flamed Resonator Guitar. Gold hardware, retails for $2,500., asking $800. as new, (650)3486428. KNABE MAHOGANY Console Piano. 1 owner. $1,500/obo. (650)994-7537, (650)892-1287. PETROFF PIANO - Model #125, like new, never used, paid $6,800, selling $5,000. (415)828-9532. PIANO - Steinway parlor grand piano. Excellent condition. Model A, serial # 40487. Built in 1878, 85 keys. Restored/refinished. $22K obo. (650)342-3856. PIANO BALDWIN Grand Piano, L Model, immaculate condition. $13,500. (916)486-8110 PIANO KNABE Grand, 5’8” beautiful walnut cabinet, excellent condition, $4,000 (408)323-8398 or (408)712-4444.

322 Garage Sales



30 Bancroft Rd.
(x-st. Peninsula Ave)

Sat., July 19th 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
One Day Only!
Lots of great stuff from Artwork to Tools!

312 Pets & Animals
CAGE - Colorful, for small animals, carry case included, like new $25 (650)7849526. DOG HOUSE - Igloo style for large dog, unused, $75., (650)588-7683. LAB MIX - Male, 11 mos. old, cat friendly, sweet disposition, no barking, $100., (650)595-5395. LARGE SOFT DOG PILLOW - Zippered clean, used 1 month, $15., RWC, (650)367-6221

307 Jewelry & Clothing
ENGAGEMENT & Wedding Band Set. $7,775. Value $14K+. Never been worn. For pix and details, call (707)616-3159. JEWELRY DISPLAY Box with plexiglass Top & Lockable. $30. Call (415)587-2255. MARORCA PEARLS - 2 strings, 80 pearls each, each 30” long, $100 for both, (650)594-5945. MEN'S SILVER ring, shaped like a saddle with 6 ruby stones, SOLD! MEN’S WEDDING DIAMOND RING 14K gold, size 7 1/2, Asking $700/obo. (650)274-6001. ROLEX - 18 ct stainless datejust, 2 yrs. old, like new, $3,500. (408)209-8110. WOMAN’S Eternity Ring, hand made, Size 6. 14K yellow gold, 11 round brilliant & beautifully cut diamonds and 11 round faceted rubies, which alternate. 2.7mm wide appraised $2,100. Selling for $1,900. (415)680-8061.

GARAGE SALE SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO 335 Alta Mesa Dr. (x-st. Cuesta St.)

315 Wanted to Buy
AMATEUR RADIO enthusiast photographer looking to buy old ham radios and photo equipment, tubes & testers, old hifi stereos & speakers and other items of interest. Call Nelsen (530)725-0763.

July 19th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Books, tapes, household & misc.

316 Clothes
2 BAGS of clothes size 8-13 for girls. $45 each. 650-342-1894

2 PAIRS Capezio tap shoes, size 5 1/2, $75 for both, SOLD! ALLEN EDMOND - 5th Ave shoes, size 9B, brown, new $75, (415)203-0464. BLACK LACKARD arm chair with rollers beige seat $40. 650-592-2648 GIRL SCOUTS - size M, brown skorts (Children's Place), Item # 01062 in catalog. Have 4 selling at $7 ea. (retails for $22 ea) Mtn View. (650)968-6264. GIRL SKIRT with matching hat. Size 6. Bright bold colors. Cute and worn only once. $10. Mtn View. (650)968-6264. LADIES L.L.BEAN Barn Coat, Size M, New, Tan Color, $35. (650)342-3724 LADIES LEATHER Boots, Thigh high/folds down, reddish brown, exc condition. 3 1/2 inc heel, size 7 1/2-8 $60 obo 650-592-2648 LADIES WESTERN Style Silver Heart Shape Belt Buckle with tip & belt hook in silver. over 30 years old, $100., (650)367-6221, RWC. LOVELY High Quality Sun Dresses. Like new. Size 6-8 (2) for $25/obo. Call 650854-5969 NORTH FACE hooded fleece (winter/backpacking), med. size, dk green zippered jacket $20. Email: SNEAKERS - 2 pairs, Nike Air & Reebok, size 9, each $8 or both for $15. (650)375-0909. SOCCER CLEATS - 3 pair, size 6,7 & 8, $10. each, (650)679-9359 TAPESTRY LADIES jackets (8) $5 ea. size M, new condition. Call Nancy (650)341-0770 TOPS NICE blouses & Etc. Size 10-12. 2 huge bags. Good Condition, In San Mateo. $30/all. 650-522-9295


308 Tools
CLICKER TORQUE WRENCH - 10150lbs capacity, all chrome, Pittsburgh made, unused, with case, $30., (650)595-3933 CRAFTSMAN 10” radial arm saw on stand, $95., (650)355-2996 EXTENSION LADDER 24ft aluminum $95.,SOLD! PRESSURE WASHER - Used only once, like new, instructions included, hose, cleaner supplies included, SOLD! SIZHUOKA CNC Bandit Control $5,000 or best offer. (408)889-3773. UNIVERSAL PUSH TROLLY - 1 Ton, Good Condition! $30. (650)364-0902

305 Free Stuff
4 CORNER storage units 30 inches high FREE good condition, (650)591-2393 FREE MITSUBISHI TV 35 inch console. light oak cabinet, fair condition. (650)622-9464

Safe Keep Storage
2480 Middlefield Road

306 Housewares
AIR PURIFIER, NEW, Hunter brand, never used $40. RWC, (650)367-6221 BED ENSEMBLE - Queen size, cream with scattered colors, sheets, pillowcases, shams, bed skirt, comforter set, $50., (650)591-1816. BISSELL SPOT LIFTER - power brush, new, in box, SOLD! CHRISTMAS KITCHEN COOKWARE superb, roasting pan, stainless steel pot, cookbook, $30., (415)585-3622 COFFEE MAKER - 12 qt. stainless steel, never used, SOLD! COMFORTER SET includes pillow cases, shams, sheets and bed skirt, excellent condition, full size & queen size, $20., (650)533-1078 DOUBLE WINDOW (650)368-3037 FAN $18.,

Sunday July 20 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Make money, make room!

309 Office Equipment
FILING CABINET 2 drawers, metal, with lock. Good Condition! $30. Call (650)570-7684. MINI METAL Mobile storage cabinet w/ 2-file drawers, Black $15.(650)278-2702 OFFICE CHAIR, $20., (650)278-2702.

310 Misc. For Sale
2 DECORATIVE table mats natural shell tops (mother of pearl) 10 and 12 inches round, good cond, $30 cash for both, (650)343-4282. AC TRANSIT 31 Day Adult Transbay Ticket, Regular Price $116.00, Reduced to $100.00 for Quick Sale, Wi-Fi Aboard Luxury Bus, Never Used, Also Good on all Local Routes, Call 510-278-8626 AIR HOCKEY TABLE wilson brand good conditon includes automatic scorer, $99., (650)591-2393 BEACH SET - 2 mint condition collapsible chairs, w/ carring strap & pckets, 1 unused collapsible seat with coller underneath, ideal for beach, picnic or camping, $45., (650)578-9208. BEER NEON LIGHT - one of a kind (BudWeiser Cascading Falls) huge, authentic, lots of detail. 3 dimentional, perfect for commercial or home bar. First $100 takes it. (Worth $1000+) (650)9970750 BISSELL power steamer, upright, deep cleaner, excellent condition, $25., (650)679-9359 BOX OF BOOKS - Paperback & hardcover, some classics, $15., (650)7559833 CANE, METAL, Bronze color adjustable, $7., (650)367-6221, RWC. CAROL HIGGINS CLARK - Hardback books, 6 @ $3.00 each, (650)341-1861

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310 Misc. For Sale

310 Misc. For Sale

318 Sports Equipment
ATOMIC ARC Skis 198 Var Ess bindings Great Shape, yours for 150. Call (650)722-9212 BIKE RACK - Cement with hole for lock to fit thru. $15. (650)369-1137. BOWLING BALL - ladies, 14 lbs, Columbia 300, Burgundy fingertip drill, $15., (650)367-6221, RWC CINCINNATI REDS Starter jacket, Mens size M, $80., (650)341-1861. GOLF BAG clean $17 Taylor, Golf clubs available $4-5 each. 650-349-6059.

325 Estate Sales


SUN GLASSES (650)368-3037.

-Dolce Gabana $100.,

I Buy Tennis Racquets
CALL OR E-mail for details (650)722-9212 Newer racquets only!
KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1250., (650)591-1035

MENLO PARK 650 Cayman Sat. & Sun. July 19 & 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Book collection, pottery, glassware, antiques, furniture & baby items.

SUNBEAM FINGER BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR - $15., STILL IN BOX, (650)679-9359 VACUUM CLEANER - Upright Phantom Fury, 120 amps, vacuum cleaner, great condition, $25., (650)679-9359


Thursday • July 17, 2008
335 Rugs 379 Open Houses 440 Apartments 440 Apartments 620 Automobiles
FORD MUSTANG ‘06 Convertible - 27K miles, black & white, fully loaded, air conditioning, multi-compactive, alloyed wheels, ABS, under warr. $14,000. Under wholesale! Like new. MUST SELL NOW! Moving, (415)722-7222. HONDA ‘04 Accord EX, one owner, white/sand beige, V6, 4 door sedan, all powered, leather interior, XM Satelite Radio, CD Changer, no smoker, 38K miles, asking $16,600, (650)358-8692. HONDA ‘04 Accord LX, AT, 5,500 miles, good condition, like new, $19,500. (650)364-1082. HONDA ‘06 CIVIC EX , white, beige, $18,885. #8480T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HONDA ‘06 CIVIC LX, gray, $17,588. #8499T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 HYUNDAI ‘05 ELANTRA, Fully loaded, excellent condition, 41K miles, $8,000, (650)222-9999 INFINITI ‘04 G35, 70,700 mi., beautiful silver, great condition, 2 dr., all automatic with tiptronics includes A/C all powered, moon roof, cd/cassette. $18,000. Call (650)208-8074.

620 Automobiles
TOYOTA ‘06 Corolla auto, gray, gray, $15,998. #8443P Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Matrix, light blue, $15,998. #8506T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Prius, white/gray, $22,888, #8416P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Solara black, 6 cyl, $21,888. #8444P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Yaris, white, $14,995. #8504P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘89 CAMRY, 4 door, automatic, $1,895/obo. (650)345-2869. TOYOTA ‘99 Avalon auto, blue/gray. $10,999. #8453T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 VOLVO ‘93 850 GLT, 4 door, fully loaded, $1,995/obo. (650)345-2869. VW '00 Passat, GLX model, blue, approx. 90K miles, leather seats, moonroof, V6, 5 speed, well maintained and fully loaded. $12,000/obo. 650-430-9518. VW ‘03 BEETLE convertible, pastel yellow, Excellent condition. Low mileage. $15k or best offer (408)621-5262 VW ‘05 Passat GLS, 1.8, 24K mi., tinted windows, leather, SOLD!

AREA RUG - Tan & Pale Green color, 5x8. $20., (650)333-6531 CARPET AREA pieces, 9 ft. X 6 ft., grey color, $5. CARPETS Twead 5 ft. X 7 ft., blue & tan, $15 for both, (650)327-2548 or (650)274-7393.

List your Open House in the Daily Journal. Reach over 58,450 potential home buyers & renters a day, from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Just $49 / $69 for up to three days. Call (650)344-5200

335 Garden Equipment
CRAFTSMAN LAWNMOWER - 5 HP, side discharge, with mulching blade, $95., (650)355-2996. CRAFTSMEN CORDLESS hedge trimmer, $65., (650)357-8215 ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER 1400 PFI, Model # casher, $90, (650)357-8215. WHEEL BARROW metal bucket and wood handles neumatic tires, $40., (650)591-2393 WHEELBARROW - Metal bucket with wooden handles, tubeless tires, $40., (650)591-2393.

380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES
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.

379 Open Houses

SAN MATEO 1664 Vista Del Sol Edgewater Isle SATURDAY JULY 19 11am-3pm
$2025/mo. 2 bed, 2 bath. Beautiful! About 1,600 sq.ft., no pets, no smoking. (650)592-0980
610 Crossword Puzzle

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660 ROOM WANTED - House sold. Healthy, employed SWM senior needs sleeping room with private entrance preferred. Non Smoker, Non Drinker, References. Leave Message (650)344-9353.

LEXUS ‘02 IS 300 Sportcross, auto, red, black, 6 cyl, $19,888. #8479T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 LEXUS ‘02 LS430 white/beige, 4 cyl., $29,888. #8342T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS ‘03 ES300, white/beige, 6 cyl, $20,889, #8422T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 LEXUS ‘04 GS 300 - Low miles 37,691, fully loaded, silver, one owner, $23,995., (650)996-3249. LEXUS ‘95 GS300, auto with OD, white, beige, $10,888. #8482T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA ‘04 Mazda3, gray/black, 4 cylinder, $15,888. #8277T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA ‘05 Mazda6 S, silver/black, 6 cyl, $18,995, #8361T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 MAZDA ‘89 MX6, 2 door, $1,495/obo. (650)345-2869. auto,

FOR YOUR HOME WITHIN 7 DAYS Top dollar for your home Any home, Any condition Free confidential analysis of your home’s value. (650)377-4888 Steve Mogavero, Broker Intero Real Estate Services
REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances included, $995/mo. $600 deposit. Includes credit check. Close to downtown, shopping & transportation. Jane, (650)361-1200. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to revitalized downtown. Gated entry. 830 Main Street., RWC, (650)367-0177.

625 Classic Cars
BMW ‘89 535I - White, 4 door, auto, all power, strong slant six, very fast, clean title, passed smog, new brakes and moonroof, $4,000/obo, (650)871-0778. CHEVROLET ‘69 Camaro RS LS 6-454 hughes-T400, 12 bolt 410, $28K. SOLD! FORD ‘65 MUSTANG, $5,000. Call (650)323-1819. MERCEDES BENZ ‘73 450SE. 102K miles. Good cond. Must See to appreciate. $2400. MUST SELL. (650)274-5258 MERCURY ‘73 Comet GT, 302V8, Auto, AC, PS, project car, stored. Needs assembly,parts included. Great body & interior, $2500 obo. Call for details. (650)726-9733.

500 Storage

610 Crossword Puzzle

610 Crossword Puzzle

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
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630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET ‘99 Silverado Shortbed 2 door, 40k mi, white, orig owner. Exceptional Garaged, Showrm quality $10,500 (650)766-5236 (650) 504-1827 CHEVROLET‘99 Suburban Excellent Condition, 99,000 miles asking $7,500. (650)570-7612. CHEVY ‘99 Silverado 1500 extra cab, leather, clean, $11,500/obo. Call (650)345-4405. DODGE ‘95 DAKOTA Club Cab, SLT, V-8, 4x4, manual trans, 99K miles, $2,595/ono./obo. (650)345-2869. FORD '01 SVT lightning, fully loaded, 60k mi., blk, 10sec quarter mile + many extras. $19,000 OBO, (530)472-1574. FORD ‘00 Expedition Eddie Bauer 105k miles. $11,295. (408)314-1605. HONDA ‘05 Pilot EX-L - Sport Utility 4 Wheel Drive. Excellent condition, 21K mi., black exterior with tan leather interior. Includes navigation. Moon roof, 6disc CD changer, interior wood trim package, all season floor mats & cargo tray, $26,400, Call Kevin (509)528-2043. HYUNDAI ‘07 ACCENT, auto with OD, beige, $13,995. #8474P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 JEEP ‘91 WRANGLER, List Lift, 33”, PFG, $5,495/obo. (650)345-2869. LAND ROVER ‘94 Defender 90. Excellent Condition, AA yellow, soft top, 5 speed, 72k miles. $34k. Call Frank (707)253-2000. LANDROVER ‘02 DISCOVERY - 37.5K miles, Like new, $9000, (650)593-1951 TOYOTA ‘04 Sequoia SR5, gold/beige, $22,888, #8040P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘05 Highlander, black/gray, 6 cyl, $26,888. #8525P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Four Runner, champagne, $22,888. #8441T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Highlander, maroon/gray, $19,888 #8372P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Highlander, white/gray, $19,888. #8405p. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 RAV 4, red, $22,888 #8428P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 RAV4, classic silver metallic, $21,995. #8502P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma blue/gray, $16,995. #8503P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (877)3419880 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma silver/gray, $24,888. #8374T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (877)3419880

620 Automobiles Don’t lose money on a trade-in or consignment! Sell your vehicle in the Daily Journal’s Auto Classifieds. Just $3 per day. Reach 58,450 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200

MERCEDES ‘04 CLK 500 Cabriolet, 4 passenger convertible. Special Mocha Black metalic paint with Taupe leather interior. Auto soft top, 24K miles with 19 mo. & 76K mile warranty left. Always garaged. Excellent condition. Purchased new. $46,500 (650)802-1800. MERCEDES ‘06 320 cdi Deisel Gorgeous silver smoke extra warranty 8k mi, 40 mi to the gallon, relocating for retirement $58,500 (650)766-5236 (650)5041827 MERCEDES ‘06 E350 black/gray, prem pkg, lthr, nav, sunroof, CD changer, 18K miles. Mint. $40,000 (510)461-0944. MERCEDES ‘89 300 SE Champagne, 186k mi. $6,000/obo. (650)559-0477. MERCEDES-BENZ’89, 300E, Excellent Condition! Blue/Gray, fully loaded, 109k miles, $11,000 or OBO. (650)355-0259. MINI ‘04 Cooper S, Loaded, 6 speed, sunroof, leather. $19,950. Please Call (707)621-0589. MUSTANG ‘00 Black top Convertible, 2 door, 6 cylinder, A/C, all powered, 12 CD/cassette player, metallic blue, good condition, $6,500/obo (415)867-4321. NISSAN ‘06 Murano, silver, gray, 6 cyl, $19,988. #8436P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘07 Sentra, auto, black, beige, $13,888. #8446P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 PONTIAC ‘04 Grand Am SE2, V6, Granite gray, leather. 22K Miles, Exc. Condition. $14,000. (650)361-8687 PONTIAC ‘95 SUNBIRD - Excellent top paint, new brakes & tires, ignition system, 94K mi., $3500, (650)697-3813. PORSCHE ‘00 Boxster, Sport Touring Package. Many Extras, Must See. Ocean blue. $21,000. One Owner/Garaged. Call (510)233-4182. PORSCHE ‘03 911 Carerra. $48,999, #8278P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 SAAB‘ 91 900 TURBO, 2 door, automatic, fully loaded, $1,595/obo. (650)345-2869. SCION ‘05 XB, 5 speed, blue/black, $13,995. #8380T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION ‘06 TC, 5 speed, burgundy, $16,988. #8471T Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SUBARU ‘06 FORESTER, gray, gray, 4 cyl, $15,888. #8495T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘01 Camry, auto, gray, $10,535. #8438P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘03 Corolla LE , automatic, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power steering, CD, with 98K miles. $8,600. (510)385-6037. VOLVO ‘04 S60, 2.5T, fully loaded. AWD, 40K miles, with warranty, very clean! $17,500. (650)341-1067.


ACURA ‘05 TL gray black, auto, $25,365. 8274T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000. ALFA ROMEO ‘89 Spider low miles. AC, 1 owner. Great condition. $5,900/obo. (510)719-7574 AUDI ‘01 A4 1.8T - Automatic transmission, leather interior, power windows & lcoks, sunroof, AM/FM cassette/CD. Runs great, maintenance & service records available. 94K mi., $6,500 obo., (650)455-1362. AUDI ‘03 RS6, auto, ebony pearly effect, silver/black, 8 cyl, $47,888. #8393T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000. BUICK ‘98 LeSabre, 86K mi., fully loaded, 1 owner, ‘09 tags, $5,500. (650)8718950. CADILLAC ‘78 Deville - runs great, new transmission, 131K miles, smogged. 5 years garaged, $1300. obo, Contact Hans - CADILLAC ‘94 Eldorado, includes brand new $3K Transmission! Lots of new parts! 100K mi., $6,500. (650)630-0647. CHEVROLET ‘00 Tahoe Limited edition, good cond., fully loaded, Must Sell! (415)902-5441 CHEVROLET ‘90 CORVETTE - Excellent condition! $15,000 or best offer. 33K miles, AT, AC, red, garaged. Call (650)349-4120 CHRYSLER ‘93 LeBaron. Good Condition. $3,500. Call (650)952-4590. FORD ‘00 MUSTANG Convertible, white, V6, AT, 42K miles, power windows, power seat, air cond., stereo package. Good condition. 1 owner. $7,999. Call (650)274-1694. FORD ‘98 Mustang GT Convertible, 5 speed, 45K mi., Perfect condition, $8,900., (650)363-8132 HONDA ‘02 Civic EX Vtec engine, black 4 dr. sedan with automatic transmission, new brakes & tires, 77K mi., excellent condition, $11,500. (650)726-9898. MUST SELL!!


By Doug Peterson (c)2008 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA ‘07 Tundra maroon, $24,888. #8377P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW ‘03 Passat GLX, gray, $15,888. #8271T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 VW ‘05 Passat GLX 4Motion, silver, auto, , gray, $18,995. #8440T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000

Thursday • July 17, 2008
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BAJAJ ‘04 Scooter, less than 500 miles. 100 miles to the gallon, $1700., (650)465-1762 YAMAHA ‘01 V-Star, 2K miles, Show Bike, 1100 cc’s, $6K, (650)492-1298. YAMAHA ‘02 (408)639-0154. 426. $3,500 o/b/o.


650 RVs
AIRSTREAM ‘96 - 33’ class A, 45K original miles, 454 engine, 2 solar panels & more extras. $28,000, (408)867-0379. COACHMAN ‘86 Class A 28’, clean, low miles, $8,500, (408)605-3838 or (408)398-8066. NASH ‘98 5th wheel trailer 20 ft., very clean. (650)588-8160.

670 Auto Service

670 Auto Service


Family Owned and Operated for 26 years!

Since 1983 Specializing in Repair Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Rolls Royce, Land Rover

COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL & INDUSTRIAL Service Upgrades Lighting Design Outlets • Sw itches Dedicated Circuits Electrical Distribution Problems Remodeling • N ew Construction Tenant Improvements FREE Estimates
Local Family Owned Since 1989

Import Car Specialists ASE Certified Integrity and Competence 315 8th Avenue, San Mateo

645 Boats
BOAT, REPAIRABLE, 17 ft glass, $99. Call Bill, 650-678-1018. DUFFY 18’ electric boat, 2004 Balboa model with Strataglass full enclosure. White hull with toast surrey and interior. Maroon trim. All options including a full boat cover. Carefully maintained and in immaculate condition. (650)5719411 days, (650)580-3316, evenings. INFLATABLE ACHILLIS - 12’ raft, 10 HP motor, seats, oars, gas tank, good shape, $1100. obo, (650)302-0507. PROSPORT ‘97 - 17 ft. CC 80 Yamaha Pacific, loaded, like new, $12,000, (650)583-7946. SHOREMASTER BOATLIFT 6000 Lbs. Paid $6000. Sell only $1500 firm. (650)303-0462. SHOREMASTER BOATLIFT 6000 Lbs. Paid $6000. Sell only $1500 firm. (650)303-0462.

655 Trailers
STORAGE TRAILER - Aluminum 8 ft. H by 8 ft. W by 24 ft. L, very good condition, $1,699 obo, Home # 1-800-6565050.

635 Vans
CHEVROLET ‘04 Express Cargo Van, 42,200 miles, AT, AC, PW, rook racks, custom shelves, keyless entry, alarm, CD, Asking $12,500 or best offer. (650) 921-6473 DODGE ‘03 Ram 2500, 114K miles, 10K miles on new engine, $8500 obo, (415)336-2727. DODGE ‘87 Van, 3/4 ton, 108K, XM/CD conversion, runs great! $2,250 (408)866-2070 FORD ‘88 ECONOLINE V-8, auto, $795/obo. (650)345-2869. TOYOTA ‘05 Sienna XLE minivan gray, $26,588. #8460P. Toyota 101. (650)365-5000

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670 Auto Parts
LUMBER RACK for extra cab pickup, excellent condition, SOLD! RADIATOR - GM sedan, 1970-90, never used, still in box, $99., (650)369-1137 ROTATING Beacon light, 12 volt, truck mounting, $10. 650-341-6402

670 Auto Service
DO YOU OWN A HONDA, ACURA OR HYBRID AUTOMOBILE? GOOD NEWS! Honda Hospital in San Mateo specializes in the maintenance &repair of Honda vehicles, Acura vehicles and all makes of Hybrid vehicles. Come see why our AAA customers are 100% satisfied with our work.19 years in business at: 330 S. Claremont St., San Mateo 650-342-8480

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672 Auto Stereos
CAR STEREO - Pioneer Deck, Pair of Rockford Fosgate 6x9 speakers. Prime condition. $150/obo. (650)670-2292


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680 Autos Wanted
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