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Friday July 25, 2008 Vol VIII, Edition 294

January trial for child psychiatrist

Judge upholds search warrant
By Michelle Durand

The prominent San Mateo child psychiatrist who garnered national recognition for his controversial sex-education program and treated dozens of minors referred by schools and the justice system will stand trial early next year on allegations he molested some male patients. William Ayres Dr. William Ayres, 76, is accused of abusing seven former patients under the guise of medical examinations. Ayres, who already settled one civil suit by a former patient not included in the criminal case, has pleaded not guilty. Ayres was arrested in April 2007 and has been essentially free from custody on varying amounts of bail since. He returns to court Oct. 14 for a pretrial conference before beginning jury trial Jan. 5, 2009. The dates came after Judge Norman Gatzert issued a 30page opinion upholding the validity of a search warrant that turned up 800 former patient les, some of which led to the

Crews work to repair vandalism to the Mills High School football eld Thursday.

See AYRES, Page 35

Vandals strike Mills

New high school sports field severely damaged
By Heather Murtagh

Wanted: Heart for downtown

Belmont meeting to tackle rezoning
By Dana Yates

Semi-circles of raised sod and dirt were seen on the Mills High School football eld yesterday after a car damaged the newly-placed grass Wednesday night. Millbrae police are searching for the people who drove across the Mills eld sometime before 7:20 a.m. Thursday, said Millbrae police Sgt. John Aronis. The San Mateo Union High School District is offering a yet-to-be-decided

reward amount for help in nding those responsible, said Superintendent David Miller, who added there is already a lead in the case. For someone to do this is incomprehensible to me, said Miller. Its cruel and cowardly to damage property in the middle of the night. Damage puts a damper on the districts plan to revamp the local elds, the effort which began late last year when Miller noticed the dire need to update facilities. The good news is, the setback should not

delay the districts plan of opening the eld for the upcoming school year, said Miller. A security guard will now be hired to watch the site. Police received a call early Thursday morning when someone saw the damage, said Aronis. Workers began pulling up damaged portions and laying new sod Thursday. Ive been a superintendent for 27 years and Ill never understand this kind

Higher buildings could be just the x for Belmonts two main ills: A lack of tax revenue and a lack of a downtown heart, at least according to a proposal to be discussed in a joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. Tuesdays meeting is aimed to discuss rezoning areas near the intersection of Ralston Avenue and El Camino Real. The change would be one of the rst steps in the citys economic development strategy to give Belmont a heart or a

See MILLS, Page 35

See BELMONT, Page 35

Inspiring WALLE
By Dana Yates

When the creative minds at Pixar needed help developing realistic movements for the movie WALLE, the Emeryville-based company didnt have to go far to nd a vintage robot. They turned to the San Mateo County Bomb Squad one of only two bomb squads in the nation still using a 15-year-old robot. The namesake of this summers animated blockbuster was crafted with the help of the San Mateo County Sheriffs Ofce and one very old robot. Most departments have retired the simplistic robot in favor of newer technol-

ogy, but San Mateo County is still waiting on grants to get a better bot. Never has outdated safety equipment yielded such fun results. In 2005, when Pixar was developing WALLE, the company contacted Sgt. Mark Duri of the San Mateo County Sheriffs Ofce Bomb Squad requesting time with the departments Remotec Mini-Andros robot. They wanted to observe how it moved and functioned, Duri said. I was pretty surprised. I didnt think anyone knew we had this robot, Duri said. Duri shuttled the robot to Pixars Emeryville campus where employees spent

See WALLE, Page 24

San Mateo County Sheriffs Ofce Bomb Squads Remotec Mini-Andros robot, left, was the inspiration for Pixars new star WALLE,right.

Friday July 25, 2008


Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day

What about the soldiers in Iraq? What if they vote and theyre killed in action,God forbid? Should we take away their vote because they died for their country?
Kathy Krause Do dead peoples votes count?, see page 7

Report urges overhauling how ids are issued See page 8

Local Weather Forecast

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

Step Brothers
New lm a step down from duos last movie See page 19 Leo the Lion checks out a Russian motorcycle at last years Burlingame Lions Clubs annual Cars-in-the-Parkcar show and BBQ.The third annual event will be held on Saturday,July 26,2008.

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This Day in History

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The Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night and began sinking; at least 51 people were killed. In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army of the United States, the rst ofcer to hold the rank. In 1868, Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory. In 1943, Benito Mussolini was dismissed as premier of Italy by Victor Emmanuel III, and placed under arrest. (However, Mussolini was later rescued by the Nazis, and re-asserted his authority.) In 1946, the United States detonated an atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacic in the rst underwater test of the device. In 1952, Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States. In 1957, Tunisia became a republic. In 1963, the United States, the Soviet Union and Britain initialed a treaty in Moscow prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in space or underwater. In 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the rst test tube baby, was born in Oldham, England; shed been conceived through the technique of in-vitro fertilization. In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordans King Hussein signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries 46-year-old formal state of war.

Thought for the Day

The truth is all things seen under the form of eternity. George Santayana, Spanish-American philosopher (1863-1952)


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The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben,No.4, in rst place; Winning Spirit, No. 9, in second place; and Eureka, No. 7, in third place.The race time was clocked at 1:42.60.

Model-actress Iman is 53.

Actor Matt LeBlanc is 41.

Actress Miriam Shor is 37.

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Actress Barbara Harris is 73. Rock musician Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) is 57. Singer-musician Jem Finer (The Pogues) is 53. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (Curtis) is 51. Rock musician Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) is 50. Actresssinger Bobbie Eakes is 47. Actress Katherine Kelly Lang (TV: The Bold and the Beautiful) is 47. Actress Illeana Douglas is 43. Country singer Marty Brown is 43. Actor D.B. Woodside is 39. Actor James Lafferty (TV: One Tree Hill) is 23.

People in the news

Russell Brand hosting MTV Video Music Awards
NEW YORK MTV is staking its brand on a lesser-known one: Russell Brand. The British actor and comedian will host this years Video Music Awards, set to air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Russell Brand Sept. 7. Brand recently costarred in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the Reese Witherspoon-produced fairy tale Penelope. He is currently filming the Adam Sandler comedy Bedtime Stories, slated for release later this year. Previous VMA hosts include Jack Black, Sean Diddy Combs, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon and Jamie Foxx. edly met in acting class in 2001, and plan to tie the knot next year. Adams, 33, received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in the 2005 family drama Junebug. She had a breakout role as a Disney-style princess in the 2007 romantic comedy Enchanted, and has appeared in such films as Charlie Wilsons War, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

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by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Crow: Not working with Fleetwood Mac anytime soon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sheryl Crow is putting the Rumours to rest: Shes not making a record with or joining Fleetwood Mac not anytime soon at least. No, that was those Rumours to quote the album, she joked Wednesday, referSheryl Crow ring to the groups 1977 hit album. Im a huge fan and have a great relationship with Stevie (Nicks), and actually with all of them. I just absolutely adore them, Crow said during a question-and-answer session with college students in Nashville as part of a Grammy Foundation event. I think their next album may be while Im on the road. Hopefully in the future well have some kind of collaboration, but not at this time, she said. Crow, 46, reportedly told the AOL music Web site last spring that she and the band denitely have plans for collaborating in the future, and well see what happens. Afterward, Fleetwood Macs Lindsey Buckingham told, I think we were all surprised (Crow) was announcing to the world with such certainty. We have talked about bringing another woman into the scene to kind of give Stevie a sort of foil and shake it up a little bit. (Crow) was certainly a name that has come up. Well have to see.

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Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to felony charges

PHOENIX DMX rapped for reporters outside a Phoenix courtroom after pleading not guilty to felony charges of theft and identity theft. Then he plugged his new album. Authorities allege the 37-year-old rapper gave the name Troy Jones and an DMX incorrect Social Security number to a Scottsdale hospital in April to avoid paying $7,500 in medical expenses. Following a hearing on Thursday, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, rapped: If you ever fall down, get back up. The theft and identity theft charges come after months of trouble for Simmons, who also faces multiple charges of drug possession and cruelty to animals in Maricopa County. He is due in court August 12th for a conference relating to those charges.

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Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Amy Adams engaged to acting-class sweetie

NEW YORK Now Amy Adams love life is Enchanted, too. The Oscar-nominated Adams is engaged to fellow actor Darren Legallo, her publicist, Cari Ross, confirmed Thursday. Ross did not immediately provide furAmy Adams ther details. The couple report-

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Friday July 25, 2008

New attorney could delay sentence

By Michelle Durand

Police reports
A man kicked a gas pump after getting upset that he could not buy cigarettes in Redwood City before 10:43 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

The former San Mateo high school athletic star convicted of murdering an acquaintance at the end of a summer 2002 crime spree wants to replace his court-appointed attorney with a retained lawyer before he is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. It is a request which, if honored, will likely postpone his imprisonment for many months. Kenneth Earl Watson, 37, will appear in court today to ask that private defender Jeff Boyarsky be relieved so that private attorney Alexandra Carl can represent him at his Aug. 1 sentencing hearing. If Carl is substituted in, prosecutors believe she will request time to review Watsons case for a potential motion for new trial. Carl has little other wiggle room in changing Watsons fate; his conviction for the death of Damon Whitney, 25, plus the special allegation of shooting from a moving vehicles carries a mandatory life without parole term. A judge also found true four prior prison

terms and a previous criminal strike. Short of a new trial, either before sentencing or based on a later appeal, it is the only chance Watson has at avoiding eventual death behind bars. Watsons sentencing has already been postponed Kenneth once in the last week. The Watson hearing set for last week was delayed until Aug. 1 because Whitneys girlfriend wishes to address the court and was unavailable. Watson, testifying on his own behalf during trial, denied any involvement in Whitneys death but a jury deliberated two days before convicting him Feb. 27 of all charges. According to the prosecution, Watson shot Whitney in the driveway of a Millbrae drug associates home only a day after verbally threatening him at gunpoint. He and Whitney ran in the same circles of acquaintances, most of whom used methamphetamine and some who were wanted on their own warrants.

The murder capped a summer of reported crimes by Watson which led to a large-scale manhunt and task force created solely for his capture. On July 4, Watson allegedly broke into a Belmont home and robbed a couple before eeing. Late on July 10, 2002, Whitney was shot inside his own Yukon outside a Millbrae residence on Elder Avenue and prosecutors argued Watson red from a friends Explorer. Prosecutors did not charge Watson with Whitneys murder despite suspicion until November 2005, after he served nearly three years of his prison term on a different charge. Ofcers picked Watson up from prison after Thanksgiving and transported him directly back to San Mateo County to face the murder charge. During trial, Boyarsky argued Watson was not guilty simply because he has a criminal past and committed other crimes that summer. Watson remains in custody on no-bail status.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

Vandalism. A woman reported that juveniles were grafting her building on the 400 block of Studio Drive and kicking at a sprinkler hose before 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. Hit and run. A purple Honda Civic was struck by a light blue four door vehicle which ed the scene on the intersection of North Delaware Street and Monte Diablo Avenue before 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. Disturbance. A parent got into an argument with a coach at a summer camp on the 900 block of Alameda de las Pulgas before 3:01 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. Firearm discharged. A woman reported that several men were shooting guns toward the rear end of her residence on the 900 block of Monte Diablo Avenue before 4:12 a.m. Tuesday, July 22.

Grand theft. A woman refused to return $3,500 to her brother on Moresby Lane before 3:18 p.m. Monday, July 21. Petty theft. A catalytic convertor was stolen at Second Avenue and Rolison Road before 3:13 pm. Monday, July 21. Grafti. Grafti was seen on the front of a building and window at Redwood High School before 8:19 a.m. Monday, July 21. Burglary-vehicle. The passenger side window of a vehicle was smashed before 6:49 p.m. Monday, July 21. Suspicious person. A man was seen with a handgun in hand on Chestnut and Stambaugh streets before 1:50 p.m. Sunday, July 20. Burglary-vehicle. Items were found missing from a vehicle at Middlefield Road and Winslow Street before 8:55 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

South City to ban Styrofoam containers


Hungry patrons aiming to take food to go in South San Francisco will see a new recyclable carrying container at restaurants beginning Oct. 1 after the City Council approved a ban on Styrofoam. Almost exactly one year after approving a voluntary ban on Styrofoam, the South San Francisco City Council unanimously approved the introduction to an all-out ban on non-recyclable packaging Wednesday. From the beginning, the council made no secret of its intentions to pursue a ban but wanted to give business owners a chance to

research and prepare for alternatives. Polystyrene in foam (commonly known as Styrofoam), solid or clear versions of disposable food containers will be banned under the ordinance, according to a staff report by Assistant City Attorney Cynthia Wang. These packages can be distinguished by the symbol No. 6 printed on each item. Businesses which serve customers directly will be affected. Warehouses, factories, wholesalers or companies that package foods are exempt. A take-out fee can be added to the price of items to recover the additional cost. Additionally, businesses will be able to apply

for an exemption upon showing through documentation that, by complying, the business would experience undue hardship and that a suitable alternative is not available. The new rule will take effect on Oct. 1. Enforcement will be complaint-driven to start with a $100 fine for the first citation and $200 for each subsequent violation. South San Francisco is not alone in its efforts. A similar ban took effect in Millbrae Jan. 1. County-operated businesses such as the San Mateo Event Center, the San Mateo Medical Center and government buildings began being required to use recyclable food service ware earlier this month.

Friday July 25, 2008



Local briefs
delays to his preliminary hearing. Tarquin Craig Thomas, 42, was ordered back to court Aug. 6 to set a new preliminary hearing date but both the defense and prosecutions were chastised for the number of delays. Thomas actually has two cases; the rst involving his foster son for which he is facing five charges of molestation and the new case which includes 49 Tarquin counts of molestation and Thomas possession of obscene material which is trailing behind his initial ve charges. The rst case is set for jury trial Nov. 10 although the two may be consolidated at some point. The latest allegations came to light after a woman cleaning out Tarquins home following his arrest found a computer disk allegedly containing images of three boys who had a mentoring relationship with Thomas and some of the images involved contact with an animal. At the time, the Barclays investment rm employee was already in custody on charges he sexually and physically abused an Oregon foster child he was adopting. After the boy returned to Oregon, Thomas allegedly kept tabs on him through a global tracking device hidden in a framed print of them together and made plans to take the boy with him to the United Kingdom. Thomas remains in custody on no-bail status.

Friday July 25, 2008

Tuesday opening in sexual predator trial

Opening statements are set for Tuesday in the sexually violent predator extension hearing of a convicted rapist who said he changed his name at the request of the devil. Michael Zasimovitch, 57, who also uses the name Ava Zinlu, has already been re-committed to a state hospital as a sexually violent predator but could be freed for good if found Ava Zinlu to no longer pose a danger. Offenders found to have committed two violent acts and have a mental disorder can be held beyond their sentence if deemed a sexually violent predator. Under a recent change included in Jessicas Law, offenders with such a label can be held indenitely instead of the previous one- or two-year term. Zasimovitch was already a convicted felon in 1978 when he sodomized a 17-year-old boy he met while hitchhiking in Santa Barbara County. He has also been convicted of kidnapping his stepsister, sexually assaulting another inmate and violating parole by refusing to register as a sex offender.

Not guilty plea in BB gun shootingattempt


A 52-year-old South San Francisco man accused of trying to shoot police with a BB gun after they responded to a 911 call from his home Monday night pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon on a peace ofcer. Raymond Deocareza asked for a courtappointed attorney and did not waive his right to a speedy trial. Court Commissioner Stephanie Garratt set bail at $50,000 and ordered Deocareza back to court Aug. 5 for a preliminary hearing with a 90-minute estimate. South San Francisco police say Raymond Deocareza called 911 from his home on 117 Appian Way around 10:30 p.m. but did not respond to dispatchers questions. Police headed to Deocarezas home, where a cell

phone and an 8-inch knife were spotted outside the door. Deocareza then opened the door and made movements with his hand toward his waistband. He allegedly chased an ofcer who had attempted to take cover, removed a black BB gun from his waistband, pointed it at the ofcer and pulled the trigger. Ofcers subdued Deocareza with a Taser gun and police dog before arresting him. After a mental evaluation at the San Mateo Medical Center, Deocareza was booked into the county jail. Deocareza said he was despondent over losing his landscaper job and nancial difculties, according to South San Francisco police. Deocareza has a long list of previous criminal cases dating back at least 15 years, according to court records.

Diary holds up molestation trial

The trial of a San Mateo man accused of molesting his two young nieces one of whom was in a full body brace after back surgery is on hold while his defense reviews one of the girls diary which just came to light. The 35-year-old man, whose name is not being released to protect the two alleged victims, is charged with 15 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and two counts of committing substantial sexual conduct. He has pleaded not guilty. Just prior to opening statements, the trial halted after one of the alleged victims mentioned she kept a diary during the time period in question, according to the District Attorneys Ofce. The case resumes Nov. 10. Beginning in January 2005, according to the District Attorneys Ofce, the man fondled and molested his 11-year-old and 13-year-old nieces on several occasions. The 11-year-old told authorities she was molested while wearing a body brace. The man reportedly told authorities he may have accidentally touched the children during playing and roughhousing but denied any lewd intent.

Gun-toting traffic court defendant takes plea deal


Accused pimp withdraws plea

A 25-year-old auto body repair worker accused of pimping out his coworker on Craigslist withdrew his no contest plea and is now headed to trial. Nicholas Geranios as scheduled for sentencing on one felony count of pimping but surprisingly asked to withdraw the plea and reinstate the not guilty plea. He returns to court Dec. 8 for jury trial. Geranios previously pleaded no contest in return for no more than three years prison. Redwood City police arrested Geranios Nov. 3 after responding to a Craigslist and allegedly arranging a sex act for $250 at a local motel. The woman, according to police, pointed out Geranios as her pimp and explained that he convinced her to act as his prostitute. An examination of Geranios cell phone turned up videos in which he speaks of his love for pimping and a photo of a woman labeled LoveDisPimping, police reported. Police also reported Geranios rented the Redwood City motel room for the prostitute and had a box of 20 condoms in his possession when arrested. Geranios remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The Daly City woman who brought a loaded gun to the Northern District courthouse in South San Francisco last week pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in return for 20 days jail and 18 months of probation. Melona Mayorga, 33, was originally charged with one felony count of bringing a weapon into a public building. Prosecutors dropped it to a misdemeanor and Mayorga changed her plea at a Superior Court review conference. She was immediately sentenced and receives credit for two days against the term. Authorities are unclear why Mayorga brought the gun to the San Mateo County

Northern District courthouse in South San Francisco but she reportedly claimed to have forgotten it was in her purse. Mayorga was walking through the metal detector shortly after 9 a.m. July 15 when at X-ray machine Melona detected metal in her bag. Mayorga Security personnel uncovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun and arrested Mayorga, according to the Sheriffs Ofce. Mayorga was reportedly at the courthouse at 1050 Mission Road to attend trafc court.

Genentech convenes committee to consider Roche bid

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO Genentech Inc. says the company has ofcially formed a special committee consisting of its three independent board members to consider Roche Holdings takeover bid. Committee chairman Charles Sanders said in a statement Thursday that there was no assurance the committee would approve a deal with Roche.

Around the state

Sanders called the Roche offer Monday of $89 per share for the 44 percent of Genentech stock not owned by the Swiss pharmaceutical maker unsolicited and unexpected. Many Wall Street analysts have called Roches offer far too low. Other analysts have said Genentechs partnership agreement with Roche gives the Basel, Switzerland-based company signicant leverage to keep the price down.

Final delay in adopted dads molestation hearing

The English software designer accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy he was in the process of adopting and possessing lewd photographs depicting children involved in bestiality was warned he will receive no more

Friday July 25, 2008



Obama addresses huge crowd in Berlin

By David Espo and David Rising

BERLIN Cheered by an enormous international crowd, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Thursday summoned Europeans and Americans together to defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it as surely as they conquered communism a generation ago. Obama said he was speaking as a citizen, not as a president, but the evening was awash in politics as the rst-term U.S. senator sought to burnish his international credentials for the fall campaign at home. His remarks before a crowd estimated at more than 200,000 inevitably invited comparison to historic speeches in the same city by Presidents Kennedy and Reagan. Now a presidential candidate himself, Obama borrowed rhetoric from his own appeals to campaign audiences this year in the likes of Berlin, N.H., as he spoke in one of the great cities of Europe. People of Berlin, people of the

McCain visits German restaurant in Ohio

By Tom Raum


Barack Obama makes a speech in Berlin,Germany.

world, this is our moment. This is our time, he declared. The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand, Obama said, speaking not far from where the Berlin Wall once divided the city. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews cannot stand, he said. Obamas speech was the centerpiece of a fast-paced tour through Europe designed to reassure skeptical voters in the U.S. about his ability to lead the country and take a frayed cross-Atlantic alliance in a new direction after eight years of the Bush administration.

Secret Service wants more money

By Eileen Sullivan

WASHINGTON The Secret Service has asked for an extra $9.5 million to cover unexpected costs of protecting the presidential candidates during what has turned into an historic year for the agencys campaign security job. Among other things, the extra money would be used for the added costs for the candidates international travel and a late-in-the-game decision by Barack Obama to accept the Democratic nomination at Denvers Invesco Field at Mile High

an open-air, 76,000-seat stadium instead of the 20,000-seat Pepsi Center, which is the site of the partys national convention. Presidential candidates are traveling overseas with Secret Service protection more than ever before. Obama is on a six-day trip to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and Britain. Before that he was on a three-day congressionally sponsored trip to Afghanistan and Iraq. Republican candidate John McCain has traveled to Canada, Colombia and Mexico under the agencys protection. The 2008 presidential campaign

cycle is the longest in Secret Service history by about ve months. The Secret Service budgeted $106.65 million for the 2008 campaign cycle, compared to $73.3 million in 2004. I thought we had a very, very good plan in place for the campaign, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said in an interview with the Associated Press earlier this week. If past history was any type of an indicator, we anticipated picking up protection somewhere in January, February, March of 2008. But the campaigns are different now, Sullivan said.

COLUMBUS, Ohio Republican presidential candidate John McCain had his own German experience Thursday at a restaurant in Ohio. He asserted that he was happy to devote his time this week to touring the nations heartland. Id love to give a speech in Germany. But Id much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for president, McCain told reporters after a meal of bratwurst with local business leaders at Schmidts Sausage Haus und Restaurant in Columbus German Village neighborhood. As Barack Obama delivered a high-profile speech in Berlin, McCain said he was focusing his attention this week on economic issues, including soaring food and fuel costs. He has been busy campaigning and raising funds in key battleground states like Ohio. In what was clearly not a coincidence, McCain spoke with reporters shortly before Obama began his speech at Berlins Victory Column. At the same time, the Republican National Committee was running anti-Obama ads in Berlin, Pa., and other namesake villages in Wisconsin and New Hampshire. McCain is trying hard to get attention during Obamas week abroad. He had planned to visit an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, but rough seas left over from Hurricane Dolly caused him to scrub that trip. On Thursday evening, he shared a stage at the Ohio State University with fellow cancer survivor Lance

Armstrong at a forum that focused on cancer treatment and prevention. Yes, I was in a battle. Not a war; I was in a battle with m e l a n o m a . John McCain And I know how tough that battle can be, McCain said. He is a three-time survivor of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Both McCain and Obama were invited to the non-partisan event. My opponent, of course, is traveling in Europe, McCain said. He said Obama would soon see a scene familiar to seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong. A throng of adoring fans awaits Sen. Obama in Paris, said McCain. And thats just the American press, McCain added to laughter. The jest underscored the difculty McCain has been having in competing for media attention. On Friday, McCain will meet with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, in Aspen, Colo. He said he regretted not being able to make the trip on Thursday to the drilling rig off the Louisiana coast, a visit intended to emphasize his support for lifting of the ban on offshore drilling.


By Deborah Hastings

Friday July 25, 2008

Jobless claims jump Do dead peoples votes count?

Housing market continues to get weaker
By Jeannine Aversa

WASHINGTON Two cornerstones of the economy jobs and housing sank to new depths Thursday, with unemployment claims bolting higher and home prices recording one of their steepest drops on record. The bleak reports underscored the self-reinforcing cycle hampering the economy: As home prices sink, foreclosures rise, banks feel pressure to shy away from lending and employers cut jobs. The Labor Department said the number of newly laid-off people ling for unemployment benets rose to 406,000 last week, a jump of a seasonally adjusted 34,000. The last time jobless claims were higher was after the Gulf Coast hurricanes in 2005. The housing news wasnt any better: As sales of previously owned homes fell in June and a glut of unsold and foreclosed homes on the market, the value of Americans biggest asset continued to sag. The median price for a home sold in June was $215,100, a drop of more than 6 percent from a year earlier and the fth-largest year-to-year price drop on record, the National Association of Realtors said. Sales of previously owned homes fell 2.6 percent, to an annualized rate of 4.86 million. With companies laying off workers and new jobs increasingly hard to nd, the ranks of new homebuyers could shrivel further, spelling even more trouble ahead for the housing market and the economy. Consumer spending, the very lifeblood of the economy, is further in jeopardy. If you dont have a job or are concerned about keeping your job, you are not going to rush out to buy anything let alone a home, said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research. Wall Street sent stocks lower on the housing

and jobs news, plus a record quarterly loss at Ford Motor Co. and sharply lower earnings for Dow Chemical Co. The Dow Jones industrials lost more than 280 points. The economic problems are on the minds of voters and presidential candidates, not to mention Capitol Hill and the White House. The troubles are expected to persist into the next presidential administration. The countrys economic straits are the publics biggest worry by far. Forty-four percent listed the economy as the top concern in a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll, up from 39 percent in April. The White House, while noting that layoff lings can bounce around from week to week, acknowledged the job market needs to be bolstered. The bottom line is that unemployment, while relatively low by historical standards, is still higher than we would like, and we continue to take action to return to strong job creation, said White House press secretary Dana Perino. Congress is nearing completion of a housing bill that President Bush is expected to sign. It aims to help some distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure and to shore up troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rising mortgage rates are also adding to the headaches. Rates on 30-year mortgages zoomed to 6.63 percent this week, the highest in nearly a year, as worries about ination and the nancial shape of Fannie and Freddie gripped investors. It hasnt spooked all buyers. Seattle ofce manager Connie Kerby, 44, jumped into the market in June, paying $134,000 for a condominium that had been listed nearly $5,000 higher. She was waiting for prices to drop further, but was concerned interest rates are on the way up. She watched rates jump from 5.5 percent to 6.2 percent in the four months she shopped for a home.

If you vote by mail, but die before Election Day, does your vote count? It depends on where you lived. Oregon counts ballots no matter what happens to the voter. So does Florida. But in South Dakota, if you die before the election, so does your vote. Increasingly popular mail-in ballots mean voters can now choose candidates up to 60 days before an election, raising new questions about an age-old phenomenon normally associated with chicanery in places like Chicago: What should be done with the ballots of the recently dead? Laws in at least a dozen states are evenly split between tallying and dumping the votes. No one keeps records on how often such deaths occur. Yet in this years contentious campaign, the right of every American to a counted ballot has become a rallying cry even if the voter dies before the tallying starts. Take the case of Florence Steen, an ailing 88year-old grandmother born before women had the right to vote. One of her last wishes was to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. She wanted to be part of history, said her daughter Kathy Krause. Steen was conned to a hospice bed in Rapid City, S.D., when she was brought an absentee ballot weeks before the June 3 primary. She studied it a long time, then marked her choice with such determination her daughter feared she would poke through the paper. Steen died on Mothers Day. With a heavy heart, her daughter took the ballot and dropped it in a mailbox. In my mind, her vote counted, Krause said. My mother believed she had voted for a woman to be president. But the women down at the county courthouse told Krause the ballot had to be tossed because state law declared a voter must be alive on Election Day. So Krause passed that word to the Clinton campaign. And Clinton drew great applause

What about the soldiers in Iraq? What if they vote and theyre killed in action,God forbid? Should we take away their vote because they died for their country?

Kathy Krause

when she told the story in her concession speech four days after the South Dakota primary. Its just a goofy law, and it needs to be changed, said Krause, who plans to lobby state legislators to reverse that statute just as soon as her grief eases. What about the soldiers in Iraq? What if they vote and theyre killed in action, God forbid? Should we take away their vote because they died for their country? There are no military standards governing voting by soldiers. Rather, their mailed-in ballots are counted at the individual election districts where they are registered to vote. But like civilian votes, no one keeps track of whether the ballots of soldiers are thrown out because they died after casting them. No one can tell you that, said Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, head of the Overseas Voting Foundation in Munich. Every single election jurisdiction can do it the way it wants. And there are more than 7,000 of them. Thirty-one states allow some form of early voting. Ballots cast by the dead are usually the focus of fraud allegations, as happened in Washingtons extremely tight 2004 gubernatorial race, decided by a margin of 129 votes out of 3 million cast. More than a dozen ballots were linked to dead people. But some advocates say legitimate, mail-in votes from people who die before Election Day should be counted, particularly in rural elections, where races can hang on a handful of votes.

Republicans kill effort to release oil from stockpile

By Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON House Republicans on Thursday scuttled a bill that Democrats hoped would help lower gasoline prices by forcing the Energy Department to release 70 million barrels of oil about a three-day supply from the national stockpile. Democrats promised that the action would have produced immediate relief at the pump, as was the case with similar releases in 1991, 2000 and 2005. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve now holds about 700 million barrels. Despite winning a clear 268-157 majority, the measure still lost. Democratic leaders had brought the proposal up for debate under rules requiring a two-thirds vote to pass. But passing the bill by just a majority would have meant allowing Republicans to force a vote on new offshore drilling leases. Theyre hiding from a vote, said GOP

leader John Boehner of Ohio. Theyre scared to death to allow us to ... force their members to vote on drilling. Democrats said the release from the oil reserve could provide relief at the pump within two weeks, though they would not say how much it would help $4-per-gallon gas. Earlier releases, such as a 34 million barrel drawdown in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War, caused prices to fall. As debate began, the White House threatened a veto. Rather than drawing down a strategic reserve intended to protect our nations energy security from a severe supply disruption, Congress should pass legislation to increase domestic oil supply, the White House said in a statement. Across the Capitol, political squabbling promised to doom a Senate bill that would curb the kind of speculation in the oil markets that many people believe is partly responsible for the increases in oil prices.

Banks step up Fed borrowing,Wall Street passes

WASHINGTON Banks stepped up their borrowing over the past week from the Federal Reserves emergency lending program, while Wall Street rms didnt draw such loans. A Fed report released Thursday said commercial banks averaged $16.4 billion in daily borrowing over the past week. That was up from $13.9 billion in the previous week. Investment houses were given similar loan privileges as commercial banks after a run on Bear Stearns pushed the nations fth-largest investment bank to the brink of bankruptcy. The situation raised fears that other Wall Street rms might be in jeopardy. Bear Stearns was eventually taken over by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a deal that involved the Feds nancial backing. For the week ending July 23, Wall Street rms didnt borrow from the Feds emergency

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facility, the report showed. It marked the second time since the Fed opened its emergency program to investment rms on March 17 that they didnt draw such loans. In the prior week, rms averaged just $9 million in daily borrowing. Such borrowing rose as high as $38.1 billion in early April. The identities of commercial banks and investment houses are not released. Commercial banks and investment companies now pay 2.25 percent in interest for the loans. In the broadest use of the central banks lending power since the 1930s, the Fed in March scrambled to avert a market meltdown by giving investment houses a place to go for emergency overnight loans. Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed is considering extending those loan privileges which currently are supposed to last only through midSeptember into next year.

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Olympics Report urges passport overhaul bans Iraq

By Davlin Barret

By Brian Murphy

BAGHDAD Just two weeks before the start of the Olympics, Iraq was told Thursday its not welcome in Beijing because of a political feud in Baghdad that angered the games guardians and exiled a country that arrived to a roaring ovation at the opening ceremony four years ago. The International Olympic Committee told Iraqi sports ofcials in a letter that it would uphold its ban imposed in June after the government in Baghdad replaced its national Olympic panel with members not recognized by the IOC. The IOC had called the move unacceptable government interference. In Iraq, it also smacked of the lingering sectarian bitterness between the new Shiite power brokers and the Sunnis who were once favored under Saddam Hussein whose son, Odai, ran the nations Olympic committee as a personal efdom and was accused of torturing athletes who came up short.

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Helicopter rescues two Italian climbers in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A high-altitude rescue helicopter safely plucked two stranded Italian climbers from one of the worlds highest mountains on Thursday, ofcials said. Mountaineers Walter Nones and Simon Kehrer were in good condition after being stranded some 21,600 feet up on Nanga Parbat Mountain, said Rashid Ahmad, a representative of a local tour company that supported the Italians expedition. The men were being transported to the regions main town of Gilgit. As far as my information is concerned, they are in a good condition and they dont need any immediate medical care, Ahmad told the Associated Press.

WASHINGTON The State Department urgently needs to overhaul the way it handles passport applications to avoid a repeat of the massive backlogs last summer that frustrated countless travelers, congressional investigators concluded. They said the department must develop a comprehensive, longterm strategy to meet rising demand for the identity documents. The Associated Press obtained a draft copy Thursday of the report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, ahead of its expected release Friday. Lawmakers asked for an investigation into the backlog that swamped passport offices last spring and summer, the result of a record 18 million applications. The 2007 surge in passport demand exposed serious deciencies in States passport issuance process. Passport wait times reached record highs, leading to inconvenience and frustration for many thousands of Americans, the report found. The department needs to rethink its entire end-to-end passport issuance process, including each of the entities involved in issuing a

passport, and develop a formal strategy for prioritizing and implementing improvements to this process, according to the investigators. The need for such a strategy is urgent, they said, because the demand for passports is expected to keep soaring in the coming years. Investigators also recommended creating a a system to track individual passport applications as they are handled. That would make it easier for applicants and government workers to track their progress. Department officials have acknowledged underestimating the high demand for passports last year, but said it was a historic change in behavior by Americans that was not predicted. The report found a number of crucial missteps or misjudgments that led to the passport mess: A department study used to estimate future passport demand failed to account for a large group of likely travelers. When the backup began in early 2007, ofcials did not realize how large it was. They were unaware that many applications were piling up at the ofces of a private contractor handling the initial paperwork. As the typical four-week wait for a passport turned into 12 weeks or more, ofcials could not quickly locate specic applications.

State Department ofcials have acknowledged underestimating the high demand for passports last year, but said it was a historic change in behavior by Americans that was not predicted.
The delays led to long lines at government buildings. Lawmakers held hearings after their ofces were swamped by requests from constituents desperate to make a longplanned family trip or holiday.

Regulators scolded on medically unfit truckers

By Joan Lowy

Girls math skills are measuring up to boys

By Libby Quaid

WASHINGTON House lawmakers scolded federal regulators Thursday for failing to implement recommendations made in 2001 that were designed to keep medically unt commercial truck and bus drivers off the nations highways. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar, D-Minn., told Rose McMurray, the chief safety ofcer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, that deaths and

injuries caused by medically unt drivers are on your conscience because the agency has taken so long to act. I think if your agency had a safety mission and a safety mind-set it wouldnt have taken you eight years, Oberstar told McMurray at a hearing, demanding that she carry back to your agency his message to get people moving. He said the agencys efforts to fulll the eight recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board have been begrudging and painstakingly slow. ... The progress has been just about negligible.

WASHINGTON Sixteen years after Barbie dolls declared, Math class is tough! girls are proving that when it comes to math they are just as tough as boys. In the largest study of its kind, girls measured up to boys in every grade, from second through 11th. The research was released Thursday in the journal Science. Parents and teachers persist in thinking boys are simply better at math, said Janet Hyde, the University of Wisconsin-Madison

researcher who led the study. And girls who grow up believing it wind up avoiding harder math classes. It keeps girls and women out of a lot of careers, particularly highprestige, lucrative careers in science and technology, Hyde said. Thats changing, though slowly. Women are now earning 48 percent of undergraduate college degrees in math; they still lag far behind in physics and engineering. But in primary and secondary school, girls have caught up, with researchers attributing that advance to increasing numbers of girls taking advanced math classes such as calculus.



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erate-income families nd more in the market to meet their needs because the former $417,000 cap just didnt work here. It would have been nice if the $7,500 tax credit for rst-time homebuyers would have been a tax rebate instead of a loan that had to be paid back within 15 years. However, that also will be helpful for people in this area. The bill will also provide muchneeded assistance to those facing foreclosure by providing more of an ability to renance. This bill is not perfect. But it is a step in the right direction and an important compromise that actually might keep people in their homes and provide responsible opportunities for those seeking to buy a house. It is just too bad it had to take a major economic crisis and millions losing their homes or facing foreclosure for this oversight and assistance to occur.

Housing bill not perfect,but helpful

an Mateo County has largely skirted the foreclosure debacle better than areas such as Antioch and Vallejo, but that doesnt mean there are not pockets of such situations here. In certain neighborhoods such as North Shoreview San Mateo, vacant houses dot the streets. In addition, many of the homes for sale have owners who are nearing foreclosure and negotiating with the bank to determine how much the lender can stand to lose. One owner bought a house for $750,000 and is looking for bids at around $500,000. Another has a negative amortization loan and is facing the loss of their $54,000 down payment to get out of the loan. This is just one neighborhood in one city. It is not to the scale of other areas in the Bay Area and around this country but there must be plenty of other stories here in

Some say the people deserve to be in this situation because they made poor decisions and that may or may not be true. What is true is that they are victims of predatory lenders.
San Mateo County. Some say the people deserve to be in this situation because they made poor decisions and that may or may not be true. What is true is that they are victims of predatory lenders. In addressing the fallout of this near criminal action, the federal government is moving forward with a plan to help. In addition, the bill moving through Congress will place more regulations on Freddie and Fannie Mac in exchange for billions in federal assistance. This is not a gift, the failure of either organization would cause the housing market to grind to a halt. Wall Street and the banking industry as a whole are gun shy on loans right now and the market is largely leaning on Freddie and Fannie. While spending billions of public money may seem less than palatable, it is about time there is some regulations on these two organizations. Other parts of the bill are a result of compromise but should nd a way to help the average person. Capping the loans for Fannie and Freddie and the Federal Housing Administration can insure to $625,000 after the $729,750 temporary cap will help low- and mod-

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The value of a human life

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hats the value of a human life? We do have an answer, courtesy of our national nanny the federal government. A human life is worth $6.9 million. To be more precise, that amount is the statistical value in todays dollars, calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Making matters worse is that your value is decreasing. You are worth nearly $1 million less than your $7.8 million value ve years ago. Before you start feeling seriously undervalued, keep in mind the assessment is for statistical purposes only. The government is not attempting to stimulate the economy by creating a new industry merchandising people.

In addition to quality-of-life issues, federal agencies nd quantifying life helps justify decisions. Bureaucrats then can weigh the cost of a proposed federal regulation against the lifesaving benets. ... The Bush administration is being accused of devaluing human life to discourage adoption of new federal regulations, particularly environmental rules.

Placing a value on human life is not without precedent; insurance companies write life insurance policies for specic amounts and juries assess monetary damages in wrongful death judgments. But these are practical assessments, not solutions to an elusive puzzle. The value of a human life, like the depth and breadth of the cosmos, remains a mystery to ponder and celebrate.

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Respect teachers
Editor, Education released a study of the dropout rate among those students who fail to complete a four-year high school curriculum. The study correctly identied the factors, primarily economic, which contribute to the problem. Though not stated in the report, one clear conclusion which can be drawn from all the data is that the hundreds of teachers who willingly teach in the underperforming schools throughout our communities are truly some of the unsung heroes and heroines among us. Thanks to their professionalism, dedication and inspiration untold numbers of young men and women nd the hope and acquire the skills to look forward to a bright and encouraging future. day on Highway 101 between Burlingame and Redwood City is disgusting, and it is costing us as taxpayers. I encourage your newspaper to do a front page story on how many millions litter cleanup is costing Caltrans each year just because people are too lazy to simply throw their trash away properly. My relatives recently visited Santiago, Chile, a city of six million people, and were amazed at how clean a city it was. There was also a Channel 9 story regarding this South American city, and it was also mentioned how clean of a city it is. Last year when I traveled to Florida, I also noticed how clean their freeways were. What is going on here in California? We are so environmentally conscious, and yet some of our streets and freeways are lthy. It gives visitors and residents alike a bad impression. c (for 10 hours). If about a half mile of the left westbound lane could have been closed and three or four of the center barriers moved both behind and in front of the accident so eastbound trafc could be diverted onto the westbound lane then back onto the eastbound lane the trafc could be kept moving in both directions, albeit slower, but it would keep moving and avoid some of the driver frustration of having it closed for 10 hours. As I suggested in my letter, a trafc control ofcer for both directions would keep the trafc moving. On the accident side, the ofcer would let 20 or 30 cars at a time proceed from each lane alternately. This would reduce the driver frustration from being at a standstill for hours. American Power, Roberts draws a parallel with the collapse of Britain as a preeminent power following World War II. A $410 billion budget decit is forecast for this year triggered by uncontrolled war spending and failed domestic and foreign policy initiatives. We continue to fund failed projects, such as the Missile Defense Initiative, to target mythical enemies. $500 billion dollars has been squandered on wars which has wrought grief and despair and intensied the anger toward the United States. In a blistering critique, David Walker, head of the General Accountability Ofce (GAO) stated on June 30, 2007, the federal government did not maintain effective internal control over nancial reporting (including safeguarding assets) and compliance with signicant laws and regulations. The GAO report pointed out that the accrued liabilities of the federal government totaled approximately $53 trillion as of Sept. 30, 2007. No funds have been set aside against this mind boggling liability. The harsh reality is that the worlds superpower is the largest debtor nation in the world, unable to ever repay its staggering debt.

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Applause for Styrofoam ban

Editor, Yes, yes, I applaud South San Franciscos City Council (South City may ban Styrofoam containers in the July 23 edition of the Daily Journal). Just one look at the litter and debris on Peninsula freeways and streets will tell you this is a step in the right direction. But more needs to be done. The amount of litter I see every-

Joanne Bennett San Mateo

Greatest superpower is also largest debtor

Editor, According to Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the Treasury to the Reagan administration, the U.S. is bankrupt. We have been ghting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq largely nanced by the Chinese and Japanese who purchase U.S. Treasury bonds. In his recent book, A Bankrupt Superpower, The Collapse of

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Keep the cars moving

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Wall Street tumbles

By Tim Paradis

Wall Street
Thursday because both sectors have struggled with the declining housing market. Alan Lancz, director at investment research group LanczGlobal, said investors are concluding that while nancials had been oversold in recent weeks and were due for a rebound, problems remain with tight credit and souring mortgage debt. You have the rally and you almost get the hangover now where you say You know, were not out of the woods yet, he said. The Dow fell 283.10, or 2.43 percent, to 11,349.28. It was the biggest decline for the Dow since June 26. The pullback erased the nearly 170

NEW YORK Wall Street abruptly ended an earnings-driven rally and closed sharply lower Thursday after a steeper-than-expected decline in existing home sales and worries about the nancial sector chilled the markets recent optimism. The major indexes fell about 2 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which lost more than 280 points. The National Association of Realtors said sales resumed their decline in June after a slight rebound in May. Existing home sales declined by 2.6 percent in June, well beyond the 1 percent drop economists had forecast. Investors punished shares of homebuilders and financial companies

points added in the two prior sessions. Last week, the Dow gained nearly 400 points. While some declines after the latest rally wouldnt have come as a surprise, the drop Thursday revealed fresh unease about the economy. Broader stock indicators also declined. The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 29.65, or 2.31 percent, to 1,252.54. A jump in Inc. shares helped contain some of the decline in the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index, which fell 45.77, or 1.97 percent, to 2,280.11. Stocks had risen in the prior two sessions as the price of oil declined. Oil is now down more than $20 after just weeks ago hitting a record above $147 a barrel. A barrel of light, sweet crude rose $1.05 Thursday to settle at $125.49 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Dow 11,349.28 -283.10 Nasdaq 2,280.11 -45.77 S&P 500 1,252.54 -29.65

10-Yr Bond 4.0160% -0.1320 Oil (per barrel) $922.00 Gold $125.49

Bleeding cash,Ford looks to Europe for help

By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Derbin

DEARBORN, Mich. Bleeding cash and with its very survival uncertain, Ford Motor Co., an icon of American automaking, will try to import some of its success from across the Atlantic. Ford reported its worst-ever quarterly loss Thursday and announced plans to bring over six small, fuel-efcient cars it makes in Europe and start selling them

in North America, where Ford is losing billions on its truck-heavy lineup. The company burned through nearly $11 billion of its cash stockpile in the past year and reported a second-quarter loss of $8.7 billion. Ford is trying to save itself by quickly morphing from a truck company into a car company. But the help from Europe wont arrive until 2010: It takes time to retool U.S. plants, and importing the cars directly is too costly. Industry watchers wonder whether Ford has enough cash to survive until

then. You have the gap before the plan can be fully executed, said Jeff Schuster, executive director of global forecasting for J.D. Power and Associates. You kind of have to weather the conditions, and you have to weather the fact that youre still the old company in transition. Ford has successfully sold cars in Europe for years, and it made billions of dollars selling trucks to Americans. But U.S. drivers have recoiled this year from high gas prices and bolted for smaller cars.

Major shareholder advisory firm backs Yahoo board

SAN FRANCISO An inuential shareholder advisory rm endorsed the re-election of Yahoo Inc.s entire board Thursday, reducing the chances that the Internet companys directors will be ousted for spurning Microsoft Corp.s $47.5 billion takeover bid during the spring. Although the boards response to the now-abandoned offer was concerning, RiskMetrics ISS concluded that a recent

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truce with activist investor Carl Icahn should be enough to protect shareholder interests during the next year. Another shareholder advisory firm, Glass Lewis & Co., is recommending votes against three Yahoo directors Chairman Roy Bostock, Ron Burkle and Arthur Kern. The same three were opposed by more than 30 percent of Yahoo shareholders in last years election.

Satellite radio companies to pay $19.7 million

WASHINGTON Approval of a merger of the nations only two satellite radio companies was imminent Thursday after the pair agreed to pay $19.7 million to settle charges they violated federal rules. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.s proposed $3.6 billion buyout of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. has been before the Federal Communications Commission for 16 months.


Friday July 25, 2008



Sporty XF gives Jaguar a new look

By Ann M. Job

Behind the Wheel

2009 Jaguar XF Premium Luxury BASE PRICE:$49,200 for luxury model; $55,200 for premium luxury. AS TESTED: $63,125. TYPE:Front-engine,rear-wheel-drive,ve-passenger,luxury sedan. ENGINE:4.2-liter,double overhead cam V-8. MILEAGE:16 mpg (city),25 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED:NA. LENGTH:195.3 inches. WHEELBASE:114.5 inches. CURB WEIGHT:4,017 pounds. BUILT AT:England. OPTIONS:Adaptive cruise control $2,200; advanced vision package (includes blind spot alert,rearview monitor and front sensors) $1,800; Bowers and Wilkins audio system $1,500; warm climate package (includes ventilated and heated front seats and power rear sunshade) $975; Sirius satellite radio $375; heated steering wheel $300. DESTINATION CHARGE:$775.

The recent sale of Jaguar to a carmaker in India isnt the only sign that things are changing big time for the storied British brand. The sleekly styled 2009 Jaguar XF sedan the newest model is a decided departure from Jaguar cars that tended to rely on looks from the past. Even the XF interior shows a break from traditional British formality. The sedans sporty front seats, and air vents in the dashboard that swivel automatically into place like synchronized swimmers, add modern pizazz. Best of all, the ride and handling of the XF is thoroughly modern, too, and thoroughly enjoyable. In fact, though more than 16 feet long, the four-door XF drives like a much smaller car. Starting manufacturers suggested retail price, including destination charge, is $49,975 for a base XF with naturally aspirated, non-supercharged V-8 capable of producing 300 horsepower. The top-of-the-line XF, with 420 horsepower from a supercharged V8, starts at $62,975. The pricing is competitive in the mid-size, luxury sedan segment. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with V-8 starts at $60,525, including destination charge. But it also has 382 horsepower. And a 2008 Audi A6 with V-8 starts at $57,075. But it, too, has more horsepower 350 than the Jaguar. Indeed, the V-8 in the XF comes from the car it replaces the SType. But the 4.2-liter powerplant is somewhat revised, and the test XF had more than enough power for whatever I wanted. The 310 foot-pounds of torque peaks at 4,100 rpm and came on quickly whenever I wanted not with a raw, rough surge but a sweetly smooth progression. The Jaguar XF took me up mountain roads without ever feeling like it was starting to lag or struggle for power. I liked how I could regulate

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vative bent, will view this new car. While I admired the overall shape and owing lines of the XF, the front, silver mesh grille reminded me of something a car customizer would do. And the rear end, with a large horizontal silver strip, was not distinctive. And friends asked how long those rotating air vents would last before malfunctioning. For the record, the Jaguar brand nished ninth in this years J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, behind Inniti, Lexus and Mercedes in the rankings. The XFs pop-up, stubby gear shift dial was another gimmicky item. It was cool the rst few times. After that, I wished for a more direct gearshift experience from park to reverse. Thank goodness for the optional rearview monitor in the test car. It was about the only way I could see what was directly behind the XF as I backed up. The trunk lid is very high.

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the speed through the sensitive accelerator pedal so I could minimize using the brakes to slow down. All this was accomplished, by the way, via a six-speed automatic transmission that was well-paired to the engine. There were paddle shifters on the steering wheel so I could shift gears myself, without a clutch pedal. Still, its a tough call to say whether the power was more pleasing than the cars road manners. The rear-wheel-drive XF held tight to its line, even in fast descents around mountain curves. The car rolled and leaned some but clung tenaciously, though it wasnt the usual sensation of severe road-hugging thats evident in the German luxury cars. The Jaguar test car in luxury premium trim traveled smoothly overall without making me feel as if I was right on top of every groove in pavement. There was some cushion and some lightness to the ride, which made for an intriguing blend of handling capability and passenger comfort. But it did take some getting used to at rst. There was road noise from the big, 19-inch tires, but there was little noticeable wind noise. I think the latter is due to a shape that combines both coupe and sedan styling. I didnt baby this ve-passenger Jaguar, yet I got 21 miles per gallon in mixed city and highway driving. Thats not exactly a fuel-sipping number, but it was more than I expected, given that the ofcial city mileage rating is just 16 mpg. The highway rating is 25 mpg. There was pain at the pump, though. Premium gasoline is the recommended fuel, it cost some $80 to ll up the 18.4-gallon tank. The back seat is roomier than it might seem from the outside. Legroom is a decent 36.6 inches back there, and headroom of 37.4 inches is adequate for most passengers. Trunk space is a commendable 17.7 cubic feet, though much of it is wedged under the rear window and doesnt accommodate odd-shaped items. I admit I wonder how Jaguar loyalists, particularly those with a conser-

Top:The XFs pop-up, stubby gear shift dial is more gimmicky than practical but the cars interior shows a break from the traditional British formality. Above:The sedans sporty front seats,and air vents in the dashboard that swivel automatically into place add modern pizazz.


Friday July 25, 2008

By George Jahn


Congress Iran ends cooperation with UN probe OKs $48B AIDS fight

By Jim Abrams

WASHINGTON The House voted Thursday to triple money to ght AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis around the world, giving new life and new punch to a program credited with saving or prolonging millions of lives in Africa alone. The 303-115 vote sends the global AIDS bill to President Bush for his signature. Bush, who rst oated the idea of a campaign against the scourge of AIDS in his 2003 State of the Union speech, supports the ve-year, $48 billion plan. Passage of the bill culminated a rare instance of cooperation between the White House and the Democratic-controlled Congress. It was born out of a willingness to work together and put the United States on the right side of history when it comes to this global pandemic, said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., a leader on the issue. The current $15 billion act, which expires at the end of September, has helped bring lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs to some 1.7 million people and supported care for nearly 7 million. The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR, has won plaudits from some of Bushs harshest critics both in Congress and around the world. Both Democrats and Republicans hailed it as one of the most signicant accomplishments of the Bush presidency. The United States, said Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has given hope to millions infected with the HIV virus, which just a few years ago was tantamount to a death sentence.

VIENNA, Austria Iran signaled Thursday that it will no longer cooperate with U.N. experts probing for signs of clandestine nuclear weapons work, conrming the investigation is at a dead end a year after it began. The announcement from Iranian Vice President Gholam Reza Aghazadeh compounded skepticism about denting Tehrans nuclear deance, just ve days after Tehran stonewalled demands from six world powers that it halt activities capable of producing the ssile core of warheads. Besides demanding a suspension of uranium enrichment a process that can create both fuel for nuclear reactors and payloads for atomic bombs the six powers have been pressing Tehran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agencys probe. Iran, which is obligated as a signer of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty not to develop nuclear arms, raised suspicions about its intentions when it admitted in 2002 that it had run a secret nuclear program for nearly two decades in violation of its commitment. The Tehran regime insists it halted such work and is now only trying to produce fuel for nuclear reactors to generate electricity. It agreed on a work plan with the Vienna-


Mohamed ElBaradei, left and Gholamreza Aghazadeh, right, head of Irans atomic energy organization hold talks in Vienna,Austria.
based IAEA a year ago for U.N. inspectors to look into allegations Iran is still doing weapons work. At the time, IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei hailed it as a signicant step forward that would ll in the missing pieces of Tehrans nuclear jigsaw puzzle if honored by Iran. He brushed aside suggestions Iran was using the deal as a smoke screen to deect attention from its continued deance of a U.N. Security Council demand for a halt to uranium enrichment.

Suicide bomber kills eight U.S.-allied Sunnis in Iraq

By Kim Gamel

BAGHDAD A female suicide bomber blew herself up near U.S.-allied Sunni Arab ghters walking in a crowded area of Baqouba, killing at least eight of the guards and wounding 24 other people Thursday evening, police said. The attack comes as the U.S.-backed Iraqi military is promising to launch a major offensive in Diyala province aimed at taming the last major insurgent belt north of Baghdad.

Baqouba is the provinces capital. The woman, who was shrouded in a traditional black Islamic robe, detonated her explosives belt at about 8:30 p.m. as she approached a group of Awakening Council guards in the central New Baqouba area, a police ofcer said. The ofcer, who read the police bombing report but spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasnt authorized to release the information, and witnesses said the local Awakening Council chief, Naaim al-Duliami,

was killed along with seven of his bodyguards. The U.S. military in northern Iraq said troops were investigating the bombing and it could not immediately conrm that the attacker was a woman. The Sunni turn against al-Qaida has been credited by the U.S. military as a key factor in driving down Iraqs violence to its lowest point in more than four years. Also cited are the U.S. troop buildup and a cease-re declared by antiU.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for his Shiite militia.

Punishment time
WNBA hands out record amount of suspensions after Tuesdays brawl involving star player Candace Parker SEE PAGE 16

Making a storm
he San Bruno girls softball league is one of the best overall youth sports organizations on the Peninsula. It sends a couple of teams every year to the national level, and this summer is no exception. The San Bruno Storms 12-and-under B team starts Western National play Sunday in Las Vegas. The Storm (22-9-1) are playing their best softball of the season, having won their last two tournaments in Benicia and Pleasant Hill. They lost their first two pool games in Benicia before reeling off five consecutive wins. In both tournaments they won via blowout in the finals, 10-1 over the Napa Roadrunners in the Benicia tournament and 9-1 over Pleasant Hill in their latest tournament. The pitching corps is deep and effective, a combination of fast and soft-throwing aces. They include Hannah Ingersoll, Lauren Taylor, Katie Thomson and Simala Afoa. Top position players include Caitlin Castagnola, Taylor Brazil, Eleni Katout, Sarah Jensen, Kelsey Hardey, Janelle DeJong, Maile Chand and Ashley Mendoza. Storm coach Wes Pearce credits catcher DeJong for being durable, as shes capable of catching four games in one day. Centerelder Castagnola and second baseman Katout are strong elders who can get on base via slap hits. Our team is peaking at the right time of the season, Pearce said. Theyre nally catching on to the basics of hitting, throwing and executing good plays. Theyre putting it all together. Everyone is excited for Las Vegas.


Team CSC Saxo Bank rider and overall Tour de France leader Carlos Sastre,far right,cycles with his teammates during the 18th stage.

Race of Truth nears

By Jamey Keaten

SAINT-ETIENNE, France No crazy attacks, conserve energy, and hope for the best in the time trial: Tour de France leader Carlos Sastre is tipping his strategy as the race creeps toward its nish in Paris on Sunday. The Spanish veteran didnt see the chance he was looking for to expand his lead against his top rivals in Thursdays 18th stage out of the Alps, which Germanys Marcus Burghardt won by heading a two-man breakaway. With a at ride on tap for Friday, the nal showdown in cyclings premiere event comes in Saturdays Stage 20 a 32.9-mile race from Cerilly to Saint-Amand-Montrond. Sastre insists that he doesnt want to think about that stage just yet, but time trial aces Cadel Evans of Australia and Russias Denis Menchov who are among those nipping at his heels are clearly on his mind. At the Tour, you have to be wise and place your attacks well, said the 33-year-old Team CSC leader. Its true that today was hard, but

not enough to put Menchov or Evans in difculty. There was no reason to lead a crazy attack, said Sastre, who has nished in the top 10 at the Tour ve times. Now, its better to rest well for Saturday and keep my energy for the time trial. Sastre leads his CSC teammate Frank Schleck of Luxembourg by 1 minute, 24 seconds, and Austrias Bernhard Kohl is third, 1:33 behind. Evans is fourth, 1:34 back, and Menchov trails by 2:39 in fth. Of those, Evans, the 31-year-old Silence Lotto leader and Tour runner-up last year, appears to be the best-placed to take the yellow jersey off Sastre in time for Sundays nale of the three-week race on the ChampsElyses. The title hopefuls were content to let Burghardt, a 25-year-old Team Columbia rider, and Carlos Barredo of Spain speed ahead during Thursdays 122.1-mile ride from Bourg-dOisans to Saint-Etienne. Barredo came into the stage more than 2 hours behind Sastre, and Burghardt was more than three hours back. The two riders often

attacked each other in the last 6 miles, and at times chatted. The German raised his sts in the air and clapped after he won a sprint against Barredo, who banged his handlebars in frustration. They nished in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 21 seconds for the ride through minor mountains. Im really happy to win a stage in my second Tour appearance, Burghardt said. He tried to always stay behind me, and attack from behind. But I was always very focused, and he couldnt get away. Sastre and his main rivals in the title hunt nished 6:50 behind. Italian rider Damiano Cunego crashed during the stage, resuming racing a long way behind the main pack after sitting on the road and getting treatment from the race doctor. Television images showed Cunego having a bandage attached to his chin. His jersey was ripped and torn. After he got back up on his bike, one Lampre teammate helped him along by pushing Cunegos saddle as he glided. Cunego, once considered an outside favorite

More softball
The West Bay Nuggets 14-and-under A team wrapped up their summer season last weekend in Stockton. They won the California Grapettes National tune-up, capturing three games last Sunday. It was a dominating run, as the Nuggets outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 16-4. The team includes Bailey Albrecht, Krissy Crawford, Elizabeth Holden, and Anne-Marie Palladino from San Carlos; Aurora Stottler from Belmont; Daisy Alvarado-Munoz, Kelly Black, Brooke Ramsey, and Isabella Geronimo from San Mateo; Alexis Coulter from Millbrae; Jordan Newell and Michele Pilster from San Bruno; Garcelle Vierra of Burlingame and Caitlin Tirador from Palo Alto. The Nuggets will be holding fall tryouts for their 10-and-under division Aug. 9 at Woodside High. Tryouts for their 12, 14 and 16-and-under A teams take place Aug. 23-24 at Carlmont High. For more information visit the teams Web site at

See TOUR, Page 18

Giants finally find a team it can bully

By Janie McCauley

Hoop it up
Skyline Colleges high school summer basketball tournament is down to its nal rounds. The Sweet 16 championship bracket will be played out starting Saturday and running through Monday. On Saturday, games start at 9 a.m. and run in one-hour increments. The schedule starts with Sacred Heart Prep against Riordan, followed by Oakland vs. Lowell, Pajaro Valley vs. Mills, Jesse Bethel vs. American, El Camino vs. Marin Academy, Hillsdale vs. Vintage, Hercules vs. Burlingame at 5 p.m. and James Logan of Union City vs. Serra at 6. Saturday winners advance and will play twice on Sunday, with the championship taking place on Monday.

SAN FRANCISCO When manager Bruce Bochy came trotting to the mound to visit Matt Cain with NL saves leader Brian Wilson already warming up, it looked as if Cains ne day might be done. Instead, Cain got to nish the job and that meant working out of trouble with the game on the line. Cain pitched a four-hitter, Dave Roberts singled home a run in the eighth inning and the

San Francisco Giants earned their rst threegame home sweep of the season Thursday with a 1-0 win over the Washington Nationals. Its denitely very satisfying to get out with two guys on to get out of a sticky situation, Cain said. Cain (6-8), the hard-throwing right-hander whos had his share of hard luck the past two seasons, retired his rst 11 batters and didnt issue a walk for the rst time this year. After going 0-2 in his previous three starts, he struck out four in an efcient, 113-pitch performance to boost his strikeout total to 130. Cains only other shutout came May 21,

2006, at Oakland. This was the Giants seventh shutout this year and the 13th time Washington has been blanked, a major league high. With his fourth career complete game, Cain became the rst San Francisco pitcher to throw a shutout since Noah Lowry on Aug. 21, 2006, against Arizona. The Giants last complete game was by Matt Morris on June 11 last year against Toronto. Washingtons Cristian Guzman doubled with one out in the ninth to put runners on sec-

See GIANTS, Page 18


Friday July 25, 2008



Asomugha in camp; Niners sign 1st pick

By Josh Dubow

NAPA Star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha ofcially signed his $9.765 million franchise player tender offer Thursday and joined the Oakland Raiders in time for their rst training camp practice, while running back LaMont Jordan has been told to stay away from the team. Jordan is scheduled to make $4.7 million this year and $5 million next season, but has no role with the Raiders after the team drafted Darren McFadden. Coach Lane Kifn said owner Al Davis is dealing with Jordans agent, Alvin Keels, to resolve the situation. Jordan visited the Detroit Lions earlier this month but has not found a new team willing to trade for him. The Raiders might be forced to release Jordan if they cant make a deal. Thats Al and LaMonts agent on that and Im out of that, Kifn said. Theyre handling it so all the information Ive got for you that was relayed to me is that theyre continuing to work on it. LaMont wont be here and

we wont be ning him. With the signing of Asomugha, all of Oaklands players are under contract by the start of training camp. Thats a big improvement from a year ago, when No. 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell did not sign his Nnamdi $61 million, six-year conAsomugha tract until three days after the season began and second-round pick Zach Miller missed the rst day of training camp. Asomugha, who has not practiced with the team for the offseason, passed his conditioning test Thursday morning and took part in the teams rst practice later in the day. He looked really good, Kifn said. He breezed through the conditioning test, something weve always talked about, was not a concern of ours with him because we know who he is and how much hes working out even when hes not with us. In other news, receiver Javon Walker has been cleared to practice after being seriously

injured last month during a robbery in Las Vegas. Walker was discovered unconscious and beaten on a back street near the Las Vegas Strip following a night of partying. Walker was treated at a hospital for a concussion and facial injuries. The Raiders are counting heavily on Walker after signing him to a six-year, $55 million deal after the Denver Broncos released him in February. 49ers notes: The Niners signed defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer on Thursday, getting their rst-round draft pick into training camp a few hours before the teams rst meeting. Balmer, a late-blooming star at North Carolina, was the 29th overall pick in April. He is the last of the 49ers six draft picks to sign, agreeing to a ve-year contract and guaranteeing San Francisco will have no rookie holdouts for the fth straight summer. It was denitely important for me to be here Day One, and that was something my agent and myself both stressed, Balmer told reporters outside the 49ers training complex.

Im sure the team was eager to hear that as well, and we got it done as expected. Balmer, who worked at left defensive end during minicamps and summer practices, will be among the prospective replacements for Bryant Young, who retired last winter after 14 seasons with San Francisco. Although Young was at the 49ers complex Thursday as the players assembled for an evening team meeting, he has no plans to renounce his retirement. The 49ers will hold their first practice Friday in Santa Clara. The club also has nalized plans for two practices with the Oakland Raiders at their training camp in Napa on Aug. 4. The Bay Areas teams then will open the exhibition season against each other four days later in Oakland. This is an opportunity to work against some unfamiliar faces, coach Mike Nolan said. Players sometimes become comfortable with the level of competition during training camp. This gives us the opportunity to raise that level and learn more about ourselves both individually and collectively.

WNBA hands out suspensions for Tuesdays brawl

By Larry Lage

The WNBA punished so many players for their roles in this weeks skirmish that the league is staggering the suspensions by alphabetical order. None of us can recall an incident like this, WNBA president Donna Orender said Thursday during a conference call. The league suspended Detroit assistant coach Rick Mahorn and 10 players following the dustup between the Shock and the visiting Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday. Shock forward Plenette Pierson was suspended for four games, the harshest penalty, for initiating and escalating the altercation. In our opinion, Plenette was the aggressor, said Renee Brown, the WNBAs chief of basketball operations and player relations Mahorn was suspended for two games, as were Shannon Bobbitt and Murriel Page of

the Sparks, for the incident at The Palace of Auburn Hills. As a team, were incensed that Rick Mahorn was suspended, Detroit coach Bill Laimbeer said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press Candace Parker from Houston, where the Shock were scheduled to play the Comets. He was trying to be a peacemaker and now hes being thrown under the bus. Brown said Mahorn only started off as a peacemaker before he shoved Sparks star Lisa Leslie. Then he took it a step too far, she said. When he pushed Lisa, it escalated the situation. Players suspended for one game included Detroits Kara Braxton, Tasha Humphrey, player who has continued to improve during his two seasons with our team. His versatility, athleticism and ability to shoot the 3-pointer certainly t our style of play. Azubuike, a restricted free agent, signed the offer sheet with the Clippers last Friday, giving Golden State seven days to match it. The Warriors, who earlier signed high-scoring free agent swingman Corey Maggette from the Clippers, also signed forward Ronny Turiaf away from the Lakers last week with a similar offer-sheet deal. Golden State also signed forward Richard Hendrix, its second-round pick in last months draft.

Elaine Powell and Sheri Sam, along with Los Angeles Leslie, Candace Parker and DeLisha Milton-Jones. Pierson was also ned $1,500 and Mahorn was docked $1,000. The rest of the players involved were ned $500 each. I think the nes that were handed out were just, Los Angeles Sparks coach Michael Cooper said. I dont think there is anyone in this league that condones ghting. All players know what happens when you leave the oor and throw a punch. Unfortunately were missing four of our ve starters. Thats something that well have to deal with but thats why they call it a team sport. Pam Wheeler, director of operations for the WNBA players union, said ofcials are in the process of interviewing players affected by the nes and suspensions while reviewing video of the end of the game. A determination of any appeals or grievances will be made shortly, Wheeler said in a statement. The melee at The Palace in suburmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The medication was doing its job but the infection was too aggressive, said his grandfather, Frank Magana. Armendariz, of Downey, developed a rash and u-like symptoms after returning from a high school wrestling camp in Lake Arrowhead last month, said his mother, Cynthia Magana. He became progressively sicker, contracted pneumonia and had holes in his lungs, she said. A teammate who did not attend the camp tested positive for staph a week after Armendariz became ill but his condition is not serious, Downey High School wrestling coach Miguel Soto said Wednesday. Four other wrestlers got rashes but tested negative for staph, he said. MRSA is resistant to some antibiotics but can be treated with other medications. It mainly causes skin

ban Detroit where the infamous brawl between the Pistons, Indiana Pacers and fans was in 2004 broke out with 4.6 seconds left in a game won by the Sparks. Parker and Pierson got tangled and fell to the court. Deanna Nolan tackled Parker, and Mahorn appeared to push Leslie to the court. Milton-Jones responded by punching Mahorn in the back. The fracas started moments after Parker and Detroits Cheryl Ford had to be separated after Ford fouled Parker. After Ford tried to restrain Pierson, her right knee buckled and she left the oor in a wheelchair and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs due to a torn knee ligament. Rare buzz was generated for the WNBA by the skirmish, but the source of the spotlight doesnt thrill the league. Theres no doubt that there has been a tremendous amount of attention, but its not the type of attention that we seek, Orender said. infections but can prove deadly. An estimated 90,000 people in the United States fall ill each year from MRSA. In 2005, about 18,650 died from MRSA infections, according to a study last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreaks have been reported in jails, schools, gyms and on sports teams.

Sports Digest
Warriors to keep Azubuike
Kelenna Azubuike will return to the Golden State Warriors after the club matched the Los Angeles Clippers three-year, $9 million contract offer for the shooting guard on Thursday. Azubuike averaged 8.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 81 games last season with the Warriors, who signed the former Kentucky guard out of the NBA Developmental League in January 2007. He started 17 games for Golden State, and he should see more playing time next season after Baron Davis departure for the Clippers, Mickael Pietrus signing with Orlando and Monta Ellis expected move to point guard. We are pleased to have Kelenna back in the fold, said Chris Mullin, the Warriors top basketball executive. Hes a young and talented

3 bidders make cut to purchase Cubs

Tribune Co. is inviting at least three potential buyers who each submitted bids for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field near or above $1 billion to participate in a second round of proposals, according to a person involved in the process. Several bidders offering between $700 million and $900 million for all the properties have been excluded from the second round, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of nondisclosure agreements governing all talk about the bids.

High school wrestler dies of infection

A high school wrestler died from complications of a drug-resistant staph infection and a teammate was being treated for the illness. Noah Armendariz, 17, died Sunday at Childrens Hospital of Orange County from



Friday July 25, 2008


Warriors re-sign Ellis Bonds in pinstripes?

By Janie McCauley

OAKLAND The Golden State Warriors made sure they would have Monta Ellis in their backcourt at least for the near future, resigning the explosive guard to a multiyear contract Thursday. Ellis, who was a restricted free agent, is expected to take over at point guard next season in Don Nelsons up-tempo offense after two-time All-Star Baron Davis opted out of his contract earlier this month to join his hometown team, the Los Angeles Clippers. We are absolutely thrilled to have Monta under contract for the next several years, said Chris Mullin, Golden States executive vice president of basketball operations. He has been one of the top young players in the NBA for the last two years and enjoyed a tremendous season last year. The growth that he has demonstrated at such a young age is incredible and we look forward to him playing a big part in our future success. The 22-year-old Ellis, selected out of high school in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, averaged career bests of 20.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.53 steals in 37.9 minutes and 81 games last season. He was named the NBAs Most Improved Player after the 2006-07 campaign.

Mullin has been working furiously to upgrade his roster and knows he has no choice considering the Warriors play in the power-packed Western Conference. Golden State, the first 48-victory NBA team not to make the playoffs this Monta Ellis past season, is coming off consecutive winning seasons for the rst time in 16 years. Yet the Warriors best season in 14 years wasnt enough to make it to the postseason after the team advanced to the second round in 2007. Earlier Thursday, the Warriors announced that shooting guard Kelenna Azubuike would return after the club matched the Clippers three-year, $9 million offer sheet. Azubuike averaged 8.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 81 games last season with the Warriors, who signed the former Kentucky guard out of the NBA Developmental League in January 2007. He started 17 games for Golden State, and he should see more playing time next season after Davis departure. We are pleased to have Kelenna back in the fold, Mullin said. Hes a young and talented player who has continued to improve during his two seasons with our team.

TAMPA, Fla. Barry Bonds in pinstripes? If nothing else, the New York Yankees talked about it. High-ranking Yankees ofcials gathered for meetings at their spring training complex Thursday, a day off for the team before it begins an important three-game series Friday night in Boston. Missing injured sluggers Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada, the Yankees discussed ways to improve for the stretch run as next Thursdays trade deadline approaches. After a three-hour meeting, co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner conrmed that one of the topics was the indicted home run king. We covered everything, including Bonds, Steinbrenner said. Steinbrenner wouldnt say if the Yankees are interested in Bonds, but it appears unlikely the team will pursue him partly because its so late in the season. The slugger, who turned 44 on Thursday, became a free agent when the San Francisco Giants did not bring him back this season. A day before the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium last week, Bonds agent, Jeff Borris, said the seven-time MVP had not received a single offer. Borris previously said Bonds would be willing to play for a prorated share of the

$390,000 minimum and donate his salary to buy tickets for kids. In addition to Hank Steinbrenner, his brother, co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner, president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman, Barry Bonds special adviser Gene Michael and senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman were among those at the meetings. Matsui has been on the disabled list since June 23 with a balky knee that could require season-ending surgery. Posada could also be looking at surgery for his right shoulder, after an MRI exam showed fraying in the tendons around the labrum. Both are trying to rehab, and their progress over the next week could go a long way toward helping the club decide what moves to make before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Hank Steinbrenner declined to get into specifics about potential trades, but said theres a couple things that might be promising. New York already added first baseman Richie Sexson, who was released by Seattle. The Yankees have won six straight since the All-Star break.

Led by Blanco, MLS All-Stars beat West Ham


TORONTO Chicago midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored one goal and helped set up another, and Houston midelder Dwayne DeRosario snapped a tie with a penalty kick to give the MLS All-Stars a 3-2 victory over English Premier League team West Ham United 3-2 on Thursday night. The All-Stars are unbeaten in ve years against foreign opponents. Blanco was chosen as the games most valuable player. Forward Dean Ashton scored both goals for West Ham, which beat MLS Columbus Crew 3-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday that was marred by a halftime brawl between more than 100 fans. Los Angeles midelder David

Beckham played the entire game and earned an assist in his rst MLS All-Star appearance. Beckham came close to scoring in the 40th minute, but his low free kick was headed away by West Ham defender Calum Davenport. The England international had two more opportunities early in the second half, running onto a loose ball inside the 18-yard box but shooting high and just wide. He misses wide again on a free kick minutes later. West Ham opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Carlton Coles header sent Ashton in alone on goal. Ashton, who made his international debut for England last month, coolly red a low shot past New England goalkeeper Matt Reis and into the bottom corner. The lead was short-lived, as

Beckham and Blanco teamed up to help the MLS All-Stars tie it one minute later. Blancos clever back-heel on Beckhams pass from mideld sent Colorado midelder Christian Gomez into the 18-yard box, and he scored with a low shot under West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green. Blanco put the All-Stars in front 2-1 with a brilliant goal just before halftime. Dallas midelder Juan Toja slid a short pass to Blanco, who eluded Scott Parker and curled a shot into a far corner, beyond Greens outstretched arms. Ashton tied it at 2-all in the 68th minute when his long shot deected off Kansas City defender Jimmy Conrad and past Reis. Again, the MLS wasted little time in replying. Referee Mauricio Navarro pointed to the

penalty spot after Lucas Neill brought down DeRosario inside the penalty box. With the record crowd of 20,844 roaring for the Toronto native, DeRosario blasted his shot off the underside of the crossbar. The ball then took a fortunate bounce into the back of the net. West Hams Luis Boa Morte almost tied it in the nal minute of regular time, but shot wide. DeRosario nearly added a second soon after, but Green dove to palm away his deected free kick. The MLS All-Stars beat Mexicos Guadalajara 3-1 in 2003 and, after returning to an East-West format in 2004, defeated English team Fulham 4-1 in 2005. They blanked Englands Chelsea 1-0 in 2006 before beating Scotlands Celtic 2-0 last year.


Friday July 25, 2008

him to beat me and I would challenge him and see what he could do, Cain said. San Francisco took all seven games from the Nationals this year after sweeping a four-game set in Washington from June 6-9 just the third time since 1900 the franchise has swept a season series of more than three games. San Francisco went 9-0 against Florida in 1998 and 6-0 versus the New York Mets in 2002. Roberts started in left and batted leadoff, his rst time in the lineup since going on the disabled list in late April following left knee surgery. The 36-year-old Roberts made a pretty, leaping catch that brought him to the ground, stealing a hit from Willie Harris in the sixth. The Giants suddenly have some momentum heading into a weekend toms ofcials stopped, searched and released a vehicle driven by Schlecks father along the course route. They were conducting one of many regular, random searches for doping products at the Tour, but only turned up normal medicines, a French state prosecutor said. As in 2006 and 2007, the Tour has been plagued by doping this year. Three riders, including Italian star Riccardo Ricco, were kicked out of the race for testing positive for the banned blood booster EPO, and Riccos entire Saunier Duval team

series at home against the rst-place Diamondbacks. Basically for 3 1/2 months of the season Ive been a fan, Roberts said. To come back, I lost a lot of sleep last night looking forward to today. I was tossing and turning waiting for my alarm to go off and get to the ballpark. ... To win three games going into the Arizona series is big for us. It was fun. Zimmerman doubled with two outs in the fourth for Washingtons rst hit. Since returning Tuesday from a 48-game absence with a shoulder tear, Zimmerman is batting .417 (5-for-12) and owns a 12-game hitting streak dating to before his stint on the disabled list. Starting pitcher Tim Redding was the next base runner against Cain after he singled in the sixth. Redding (7-5) pitched his rst pulled out after his test result was announced. Saunier Duval, a heating products firm, announced Thursday it was ending its sponsorship of the team. Schlecks Danish-backed CSC team touts itself as having one of the strictest anti-doping regimens in cycling a sport that, more than many, has made a crusade of rooting out drugs cheats. They can take anything, I have no worries about this, said Schlecks younger brother and CSC teammate Andy, of the customs


career complete game and held tough right along with Cain until giving up Steve Holms leadoff single in the eighth. Eugenio Velez entered as a pinch runner and scored on Roberts base hit up the middle. Had Holm not reached base, Bochy was prepared to pinch hit for Cain. We nally got the hit we needed, Bochy said. He shut us down offensively. Matt kept throwing zeros up there. Redding allowed seven hits in eight innings, struck out ve and didnt walk a batter for the second time in three starts. Obviously, I feel bad for the young man, Nationals manager Manny Acta said. I know if he had more run support he would have a few more wins. Its a team game and he knows we appreciate what hes done. search. He is 12th overall 10:04 behind Sastre. Fridays stage takes riders through the plains along 102.8 miles from Roanne to Montlucon. A brief look at Thursdays 18th stage of the Tour de France: Stage: Riders set out on a 122mile trek from Bourg-dOisans to Saint-Etienne in the medium mountains. Winner: Marcus Burghardt of Germany won in a sprint nish after an early breakway, beating Carlos Barredo of Spain. Both clocked 4 Bochy rested several regulars, including Molina, left elder Fred Lewis and shortstop Omar Vizquel. Guzman, who on Tuesday received a two-year contract extension worth $16 million, went 1-for4 and has only two hits in his last 18 at-bats. Notes: The Giants have been swept three times at home, by Oakland, the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee. ... After the game, the Nationals activated CF Lastings Milledge (strained right groin) from the disabled list and designated C Johnny Estrada for assignment. Its sad to see. I have a career day as far as a complete game and it makes him leave the ballclub, Redding said. ... Indicted home run king Barry Bonds was nowhere to be seen in these parts on his 44th birthday. hours, 30 minutes, 21 seconds. Romain Feillu of France was third, 3:33 behind. Yellow Jersey: Spanish rider Carlos Sastre kept the overall lead, leading Team CSC teammate Frank Schleck of Luexembourg by 1:24. Bernhard Kohl of Austria is third at 1:33. Quote of the Day: I dont want to think about the time trial. I just want to enjoy spending each day in the yellow jersey Sastre on trying not to focus on Saturdays decisive 20th stage.

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ond and third, and thats when Bochy came out to talk to Cain. The pitcher had been ghting a cold earlier and Bochy just wanted to make sure he was ne to nish. Ryan Zimmerman flied out to right, and Randy Winn made a perfect throw home to catcher Bengie Molina to hold the runner at third. Cain then got Austin Kearns to y out to right to end it. He gave me a pitch to do the job and I just didnt hit it deep enough, Zimmerman said. I wasnt surprised that they didnt walk me. The Giants did consider it, though. I told myself I almost wanted

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for a place on the Tour podium, nished along with ve teammates who escorted him and was 20:12 behind Burghardt. The Italian fell to 20th place overall 25:48 back after coming into the stage in 14th place overall, 12:26 behind Sastre. Also during the stage, French cus-

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 8 6 5 6 T 3 4 4 1 4 6 6 Pts 33 28 25 22 22 21 21 GF 25 27 24 28 19 17 18 GA 19 25 14 28 20 21 26

vs.Arizona 7:15 p.m. NBC

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@Dodgers 7:10 p.m. CSN

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East Division Tampa Bay Boston New York Toronto Baltimore Central Division Chicago Minnesota Detroit Kansas City Cleveland West Division Los Angeles Oakland Texas Seattle W 62 52 52 38 L 39 49 50 63 Pct .614 .515 .510 .376 GB 10 10 1/2 24 W 57 55 52 46 44 L 43 46 49 57 56 Pct .570 .545 .515 .447 .440 GB 2 1/2 5 1/2 12 1/2 13 W 59 60 56 51 48 L 42 43 45 51 53 Pct .584 .583 .554 .500 .475 GB 3 8 1/2 11

East Division New York Philadelphia Florida Atlanta Washington Central Division Chicago Milwaukee St.Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Houston West Division Arizona Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco San Diego W 50 49 45 43 38 L 51 52 58 58 65 Pct .495 .485 .437 .426 .369 GB 1 6 7 13 W 60 59 57 50 48 46 L 42 43 47 53 54 55 Pct .588 .578 .548 .485 .471 .455 GB 1 4 10 1/2 12 13 1/2 W 55 54 53 48 38 L 47 48 49 53 64 Pct. .539 .529 .520 .475 .373 GB 1 2 6 1/2 17

vs.Rangers vs. Rangers vs. Rangers 1:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. KICU CSN Aug. 3 Jul 27 vs.Red Bulls vs.Galaxy @ Oakland noon

vs. Royals 7:05 p.m. KICU

vs.Royals 7:05 p.m. CSN+

vs.Royals 12:35 p.m. CSN Sept. 6 vs.United 7 p.m.


Real Salt Lake Los Angeles CD Chivas USA Colorado Houston FC Dallas San Jose W 6 6 6 6 5 4 3 L 6 6 6 8 4 6 9 T 6 5 4 3 8 7 5 Pts 24 23 22 21 23 19 14 GF 20 36 22 27 19 21 11 GA 19 33 21 23 19 24 22

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

Sept. 13 vs.Houston 5:30 p.m.

BATTINGKinsler,Texas,.325;Pedroia,Boston,.321;Mauer, Minnesota,.319;ARodriguez,New York,.318;Morneau,Minnesota,.317;Damon,New York,.315;Ordonez,Detroit,.314; Dye,Chicago,.314. RUNSKinsler, Texas, 85; Pedroia, Boston, 70; Quentin, Chicago,70;Markakis,Baltimore,66;ISuzuki,Seattle,66;Sizemore,Cleveland,65;BRoberts,Baltimore,65;MiYoung,Texas, 65; JDrew,Boston,65. RBIHamilton, Texas, 98; Quentin, Chicago, 76; Morneau, Minnesota, 73; MiCabrera, Detroit, 71; Youkilis, Boston, 68; JGuillen,Kansas City,66; BAbreu,New York,64. HITSKinsler,Texas,137;Pedroia,Boston,135;ISuzuki,Seattle, 125; Morneau, Minnesota, 122; MiYoung, Texas, 122; Hamilton,Texas,121; JoLopez,Seattle,120. DOUBLESBRoberts, Baltimore, 38; Kinsler, Texas, 35; Pedroia, Boston, 30; Huff, Baltimore, 30; JGuillen, Kansas City, 29; Markakis,Baltimore,28; Rios,Toronto,28. TRIPLESBRoberts, Baltimore, 8; Granderson, Detroit, 6; AJones,Baltimore,5;Inglett,Toronto,5;Crawford,Tampa Bay, 5; 10 are tied with 4. HOME RUNSQuentin,Chicago,26; Sizemore,Cleveland, 25; Hamilton,Texas, 22; Dye, Chicago, 21; ARodriguez, New York,21; Giambi,New York,20; 6 are tied with 19. STOLEN BASESEllsbury, Boston, 35; ISuzuki, Seattle, 34; Upton,Tampa Bay,30;Rios,Toronto,27;BRoberts,Baltimore, 27; Kinsler,Texas,25; Sizemore,Cleveland,24. PITCHING (11 Decisions)Matsuzaka,Boston,11-1,.917, 2.63;CLee,Cleveland,13-2,.867,2.29;ESantana,Los Angeles, 11-4, .733, 3.37; Lester, Boston, 8-3, .727, 3.20; Saunders, Los Angeles, 12-5, .706, 3.05; Padilla, Texas, 11-5, .687, 4.41; Mussina,New York,13-6,.684,3.26. STRIKEOUTSBurnett,Toronto,139;Halladay,Toronto,133; ESantana,Los Angeles,130;JVazquez,Chicago,127;Sabathia, Cleveland, 123; FHernandez, Seattle, 115; Greinke, Kansas City,114. SAVESFRodriguez,Los Angeles,42;Papelbon,Boston,30; Sherrill,Baltimore,29; Soria,Kansas City,27.

BATTINGCJones,Atlanta,.369; Pujols,St.Louis,.349; Holliday, Colorado, .343; Berkman, Houston, .338; Nady, Pittsburgh,.330;Theriot,Chicago,.321. RUNSHRamirez, Florida, 83; Berkman, Houston, 82; McLouth,Pittsburgh,76;JReyes,New York,74;DWright,New York,69; Utley,Philadelphia,69; Beltran,New York,69. RBIHoward,Philadelphia,88;CaLee,Houston,80;DWright, New York,78;AdGonzalez,San Diego,76;Braun,Milwaukee, 74; Berkman,Houston,74;Teixeira,Atlanta,73. HITSCGuzman,Washington, 131; JReyes, New York, 125; Braun,Milwaukee,123;DLee,Chicago,122;Theriot,Chicago, 120;HRamirez,Florida,120;Atkins,Colorado,120;Berkman, Houston,120. DOUBLESMcLouth, Pittsburgh, 34; Rowand, San Francisco,30;Berkman,Houston,30;Hart,Milwaukee,29;McCann, Atlanta,28;Utley,Philadelphia,27;CGuzman,Washington,27; Glaus,St.Louis,27; DLee,Chicago,27. TRIPLESJReyes, New York, 11; FLewis, San Francisco, 9; SDrew,Arizona,7;Braun,Milwaukee,6;CJackson,Arizona,6; Loney,Los Angeles,5;BPhillips,Cincinnati,5;Rollins,Philadelphia,5. HOME RUNSHoward,Philadelphia,29;Dunn,Cincinnati, 29; Braun, Milwaukee, 26; Utley, Philadelphia, 25; Burrell, Philadelphia,25; Uggla,Florida,24; HRamirez,Florida,24. STOLEN BASESTaveras, Colorado, 42; Pierre, Los Angeles, 35; JReyes, New York, 34; Bourn, Houston, 33; Rollins, Philadelphia,25;HRamirez,Florida,23;Kemp,Los Angeles,22; Victorino,Philadelphia,22. PITCHING (11 Decisions)Lohse,St.Louis,12-2,.857,3.35; Parra, Milwaukee, 9-2, .818, 3.68; Volquez, Cincinnati, 12-3, .800, 2.49; Lincecum, San Francisco, 11-3, .786, 2.79; Sheets, Milwaukee, 10-3, .769, 2.87; Webb, Arizona, 13-4, .765, 3.11; Zambrano,Chicago,11-4,.733,2.96;Dempster,Chicago,114,.733,3.05. STRIKEOUTSLincecum, San Francisco, 143; Billingsley, Los Angeles,133;Hamels,Philadelphia,133;Cain,San Francisco,130;Volquez,Cincinnati,129;JSanchez,San Francisco, 123; JSantana,New York,120; Lilly,Chicago,120. SAVESBWilson,San Francisco,27;BWagner,New York,26; Valverde,Houston,25; KWood,Chicago,24.

NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Thursdays Game Kansas City 3,Columbus 3 Saturdays Games San Jose 0,Toronto FC 0,tie Los Angeles 2,New York 2,tie Colorado 2,FC Dallas 2,tie Real Salt Lake 0,Chicago 0,tie Wednesday Houston 2,D.C.United 0 Thursday,July 24 MLS All-Stars 3,West Ham 2 Sunday,July 27 New York at San Jose ,3 p.m. Los Angeles at FC Dallas,7 p.m. Chicago at Kansas City,8 p.m. Columbus at Colorado,9:30 p.m.

Thursdays Games Toronto 5,Baltimore 1,comp.of Toronto 7,Baltimore 1 Kansas City 4,Tampa Bay 2 Fridays Games N.Y.Yankees (Chamberlain 2-3) at Boston (Beckett 9-6),4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Hernandez 10-6) at Cleveland (Lee 132),4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (G.Floyd 10-6) at Detroit (Robertson 6-8),4:05 p.m. L.A.Angels (Saunders 12-5) at Baltimore (Burres 76),4:05 p.m. Seattle (Batista 4-11) at Toronto (Parrish 1-0), 4:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Jackson 5-7) at Kansas City (Bannister 7-8),5:10 p.m. Texas (Padilla 11-5) at Oakland (Gallagher 1-0),7:05 p.m. Saturdays Games Seattle at Toronto,10:07 a.m. N.Y.Yankees at Boston,12:55 p.m. Texas at Oakland,1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland,4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit,4:05 p.m.

Thursdays Games N.Y.Mets 3,Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 1,Washington 0 Pittsburgh 9,San Diego 1 Chicago Cubs 6,Florida 3 Milwaukee 4,St.Louis 3 Fridays Games Florida (J.Johnson 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 11-4),11:20 a.m. San Diego (Baek 2-4) at Pittsburgh (Duke 4-7),4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 9-5) at Philadelphia (Kendrick 84),4:05 p.m. Colorado (Cook 12-6) at Cincinnati (Volquez 12-3), 4:10 p.m. St.Louis (Boggs 3-1 or Thompson 2-2) at N.Y.Mets (Pelfrey 8-6),4:10 p.m. Houston (Rodriguez 5-3) at Milwaukee (Parra 9-2), 5:05 p.m. Arizona (Haren 9-5) at San Francisco (Sanchez 8-5), 7:15 p.m. Washington (Lannan 6-9) at L.A.Dodgers (Billingsley 9-9),7:40 p.m. Saturdays Games Florida at Chicago Cubs,10:05 a.m.

Wallace & Gromit

Claymation duo to return in video game form SEE PAGE 20

Ferrell,Reilly reunite as duo

By David Germain

LOS ANGELES Bob Hope and Bing Crosby might be on the road to nowhere if they tried to team up today the way they did in old Hollywood. Todays funny folks reunite now and then, like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Step Brothers, a follow-up to their 2006 comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. But cynical audiences now might carp at perpetual pairings that were a movie staple in the days of Hope and Crosby, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy or Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Ben Afeck and Matt Damon or Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson have hung around together on screen or popped up in cameos in each others movies, but even they have to be mindful of moviegoers who gripe that Hollywood dishes out too much of the same old thing. It became a stigma, which is kind of

Brothers a step down

By Christy Lemire

Step Brothers
Director: Adam McKay Cast: Will Ferrell,John C.Reilly,Adam Scott,Mary Steenburgen Rated: R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language. Grade:

See STEP, Page 24

The title is Step Brothers. You know, because there are two of them. But Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are essentially playing the same person, which is the movies fundamental, irreparable aw. As 40-year-olds whove never left home and are forced to share a bedroom when their parents get married, Ferrell and Reilly are stuck in the same state of arrested development. Theres no odd-couple tension, no witty banter, just a prolonged, painfully unfunny game of one-upmanship in which each actor is trying to outdo the other in one-note obnoxiousness. You wouldnt want to spend two hours with one of these guys, much less both. Sure, they display slight personality differences Ferrells Brennan wears vintage Tshirts with Pablo Cruise or The Judds on


them, while Reillys Dale prefers Yoda but theyre cut from the same kitschy cloth. They look alike, they talk alike. They share the same interest in dinosaurs, martial arts, bad

n a 1977 episode of Happy Days, Fonzie jumps over a shark while water skiing. This televised moment led to the coining of the phrase, jump the shark, and meant that the show had reached its peak and stopped being relevant. In Stuff White People Like: The Denitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions, 29-year-old bloggerturned-publishing sens a t i o n Christian Lander illustrates this concept with T h e Simpsons, a show that white people can use to measure the intelligence and taste of another white person. Go ahead and test this out: engage in conversation with a white person about The Simpsons. If he says the show jumped the shark after just season two too early for those in the know he may be faking his cultural knowledge (as well as snobbery). However, if the white person in question says The Simpsons jumped the shark at a much later season, he is probably the wrong kind of white person: uncultured, uncool and mainstream. If you havent heard of Landers popular and controversial blog of the same name at, launched in early 2008, you may be this wrong kind of white person. With more than 30 million hits, the site garnered the attention of Random House in the spring, securing the Canadianborn blogger a book deal and a $300,000 advance. The blog, with a clean, simple design reminiscent of Restoration Hardware and J. Crew, compiles authentic stuff coveted by millions of white people, from organic food and Wes Anderson movies to studying abroad, hating corporations and Asian girls. Says Lander, If you like something anything there is a 100 percent chance that there is a white person out there who likes it more than you. It doesnt matter what it is Mandarin, sushi, marijuana, African music, hip-hop, television,

See BROTHER, Page 24

See BOOK, Page 20


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launches to elite status: his adventure is more authentic than another persons trip to Western Europe. Standing Still at Concerts (67) and Music Piracy (92) show the importance of music to white people, and the more unheard of and emo, the better. The problem is that most of the music white people like isnt especially dancefriendly, says Lander, which results in songs about pain that force them to stand silently (and unintentionally sway) at shows. The right kind of white people hate when a band sells out, particularly when one of its tracks makes it onto a television commercial. (Songs that make it onto Apple commercials are exceptions and still tolerated. In fact, in a white persons eyes, Apple is exempt whenever corporations are discussed in a negative light. (See entry 82). Lander also discusses selling out in Integrity (104), which creates two big problems for a white person, the most immediate of which is the fact that [an] artist will now be enjoyed by a diverse group of people, including the wrong kind of white people. There is literally nothing more hated by white people.

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Madagascar or jai alai. Satire is a tricky, risky form of entertainment, its effect and success dependent on the person absorbing it. Lander mocks a type of white person who is unique when set against the rest of the white population, but inauthentic when compared to other white people in her demographic: the Whole Foodsloving, liberal arts or graduate schooleducated, indie music-listening, Daily Show-watching cross-section of society. Its Landers own beard-growing, eyeglasses-wearing, bicycle-riding kind: the urban yuppie; the creative or nonprofit professional; and the hipster with cash. Every city has this subset: in San Francisco, its in Potrero Hill and Hayes Valley; in New York, its in Park Slope; in Los Angeles, its in Los Feliz; in Oregon, its in Portland and Bend; and so on. Look for highbrow taste, unforced style, passionate tolerance and serious awareness youll find this type of person.

sumer subculture than a white demographic. So it worked for me. For others, it may work on different levels. It isnt, however, for everyone.

Culture for sale

Culture even the white culture Lander describes can be bought, via a $4 vintage T-shirt from Goodwill or a $10 vegan pastry from the neighborhood bakery. The advanced or elite status of which Lander speaks can be reached not just by whites, but anyone with an eye for trends, a nose for sniffing out whats hip, and the money, personality and adaptability to do so. Entry after entry, Lander comments on a white persons early adoption and appropriation of tastes, brands and lifestyles, and the disposal of products or ideas once they become popular. The Prius-owning, Chomsky-reading, sushi-eating individuals mocked in these pages value authenticity, diversity, experience and happiness over wealth. These are righteous things to seek, yes, but Lander suggests that the ways people integrate them into their lives and their reasons for doing so are contrived. He subtly comments on how even the most obscure lifestyles and attitudes in this diverse, liberal or progressive subset have been branded and marketed. The Internet copywriter got the idea for Stuff White People Like during an amusing IM exchange when his Filipino Canadian friend said he didnt trust a white person who didnt watch The Wire. The book, which combines new material with existing blog entries, covers other beloved whiteperson topics like tea; essayist David Sedaris; charming black people like Mos Def and Dave Chappelle who safely connect them to hip-hop and black culture; multicultural undertakings like a semester abroad, foreign child adoption or threatening to flee to Canada. And New Balances.

Wallace & Gromit to be a video game

By Derrik J. Lang

LOS ANGELES Wallace & Gromit are going on a new adventure. Telltale Games is creating an episodic video game based on Aardman Animations Oscar-winning animated lm series titled Wallace & Gromits Grand Adventures. The popular stop-motion clay animated franchise stars the cheese-loving, hair-brained inventor Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his long-suffering loyal pooch, Gromit. Were certainly going for the clay look with this, Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors told the Associated Press. Clay presents a challenge if you really get into the detail of it. For example, adding ngerprints in a medium where there arent any is one of the discussions of how far we should go with the games detail. Grand Adventures will allow gamers to play as both Wallace and Gromit, engaging in zany entrepreneurial schemes and tinkering with kooky contraptions. Connors said Grand Adventures will feature more physical and situationbased comedy and would likely follow the distribution model of Telltales episodic video game series Sam & Max. Aardman Animations has produced three Academy Awardwinning Wallace & Gromit animated short lms as well as the full-length feature lm The Curse of The Were-Rabbit, which won an animated lm Oscar in 2006. A Matter of Loaf and Death, a fourth animated short starring the twosome, is currently in production. The characters previously appeared in the standalone games Cracking Contraptions, Project Zoo and Curse of The Were-Rabbit. Connors hopes the new take on Wallace & Gromit will be more true to the franchise than previous games. The other games captured the personality, but all you ended up doing was running through the world, said Connors. It was a standard platform game. We feel like the gameplay should be more of an experience. You should be able to interact with the other characters and really feel like youre in the world of Wallace & Gromit.

What is cool?
The irony of Stuff White People Like lies in the nature of trends and the dissemination of cool. Landers early readership was an innovative lot: the small percentage of content creators who lead changes that trickle down to the masses. These people thought the site was brilliant before anyone else and forwarded its URL to friends, who then e-mailed it to more people, who sent it even further outside the realm of hip to the wrong kind of white people. The hyped-up book version of Stuff White People Like, then, is unfunny and insulting to everyone else, and Lander is seen as a sellout to his once-enthusiastic followers and an elitist to mainstream culture and too-serious critics. This month, blog readers have complained of fewer posts, disgruntled that Lander has spent less time on the site since the books release. Perhaps Stuff White People Like jumped the shark the moment Lander secured a book deal. Still, it doesnt matter if you find the book hilarious, bigoted, or somewhere in between: the fact that the blog has become an international Internet and publishing phenomenon is reason enough to check it out.
You can e-mail Cheri Lucas at

While Stuff White People Like is sheer brilliance to this demographic, the usage of white in the blog and books title has riled many people. The material is viewed as satirical, but also ambiguous or blatantly racist, as some readers white or not are offended, or uncertain of how to feel because they may not get the joke. Some critics think the commentary is unoriginal think Bobos in Paradise repackaged for a younger, hipper set while others believe Landers witty, self-deprecating humor disguises an elitist, profit-seeking venture. Im Filipino, raised in the mostly white, manicured suburb of Redwood Shores, but I cant comment here on race or class. Or I suppose I choose not to. Doing so would dampen the discussion, which would be unfair, because most of what Lander has written has made me spit out of my coffee from spastic laughter. My non-white friends and I identify with the stuff white people like, including Non-American News Sources (entry 115), Reusable Shopping Bags (121), Hardwood Floors (142) and Farmers Markets (5). Early on, I sensed Stuff White People Like was less about race and more about our cultures trends and mindless behavior. It was more about a con-

Travel, music trends

Numerous entries focus on global travel, which is necessary to make a white person worldly and aware of poverty. In International Travel (19), white-person travel can be divided into two categories: First World and Third World. White people usually take a life-changing trip to Europe in college or in their 20s, while advanced white people venture to Southeast Asia, South America or Africa. When a white person exclaims he has been to these exotic destinations at a dinner party, he



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Whats Hot
1.Untitled,Nas.Def Jam/Columbia/IDJMG. 2.Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne.Cash Money/Universal Motown/UMRG. (Platinum) 3.Mamma Mia!, Soundtrack. Decca. 4.Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,Coldplay. Capitol. 5.Camp Rock.Soundtrack.Walt Disney. (From Billboard magazine) Bird,Warner Home Video.(Gold) 4.Notting Hill,Universal Studios Home Video. 5.Ancient Mysteries:Ancient Altered States,A&E Home Video. (From Billboard magazine) 1.Major League Baseball All-Star Game,Fox. 2.Americas Got Talent,NBC. 3.All-Star Pre-game Show,Fox. 4.Criminal Minds,CBS. 5.So You Think Can Dance(Wednesday),Fox. (From Nielsen Media Research)


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1.Vantage Point,Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 2.Drillbit Taylor,Paramount Home Entertainment. 3.10,000 BC,Warner Home Video. 4.The Ruins,Paramount Home Entertainment. 5.Fools Gold,Warner Home Video. (From Billboard magazine)

1.The Dark Knight. 2.Mamma Mia! 3.Hancock. 4.Journey to the Center of the Earth. 5.Hellboy II:The Golden Army. (From Media By Numbers LLC)

1.Kenny Chesney. 2.The Police. 3.Dave Matthews Band. 4.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. 5.Van Halen. (From Pollstar)

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1.Batman:Gotham Knight,Warner Home Video. 2.Batman Begins,Warner Home Video. 3.Vantage Point,Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 4.The Ruins,Paramount Home Entertainment. 5.Superhero Movie,Genius Products. (From Billboard magazine)

1.I Kissed a Girl,Katy Perry.Capitol. 2.Take a Bow,Rihanna.SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG. 3.Forever,Chris Brown.Jive/Zomba. 4.Lollipop,Lil Wayne feat.Static Major.Cash Money/Universal Motown. 5.Viva La Vida,Coldplay.Capitol. (From Billboard magazine)

1.20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Special Edition),Buena Vista Home Entertainment. 2.Yoga Conditioning for Athletes, Gaiam Video.

MAMMA MIA! (PG-13) 10:00 AM - 11:25 AM - 12:50 - 2:15 - 3:40 - 5:05 6:30 - 7:55 - 9:20 - 10:45 STEP BROTHERS (R) 12:01 AM late night show, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (PG-13) 10:20 WALL-E G 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM - 12:40 - 2:00 - 3:20 - 4:40 - 7:20 10:00 KUNG FU PANDA (PG) 11:20 AM - 1:50 - 4:25 GET SMART (PG-13) 10:00 JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (PG) 11:15 AM - 1:50 - 4:30 - 7:00 9:30 - 12:05 AM late night show, THE DARK KNIGHT (PG-13) 10:05 AM - 10:35 AM - 11:10 AM - 11:45 AM - 12:20 - 1:00 - 1:40 - 2:15 - 2:50 - 3:25 - 4:00 - 4:40 - 5:20 - 5:55 - 6:30 - 7:40 - 8:20 - 9:00 - 9:35 - 10:10 - 10:45 - 11:20 - 12:01 AM late night show, SPACE CHIMPS (G) 10:05 AM - 12:25 - 2:50 - 5:15 - 7:40 - 10:05 - 12:15 AM late night show, WANTED (R) 11:30 AM - 2:20 - 5:05 - 7:50 - 10:35 HANCOCK (PG-13) 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - 12:45 - 2:00 - 3:15 - 4:30 - 5:45 7:00 - 8:15 - 9:30 - 10:40 - 12:10 AM late night show, THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (PG-13) 12:01 AM late night show, WARGAMES 25TH ANNIVERSARY NR, 7:30 HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (PG-13) 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM - 12:10 1:15 - 2:20 - 3:15 - 4:20 - 6:20 - 7:25 - 9:20 - 10:30 - 11:30 - 12:15 AM late night show, MEET DAVE (PG) 11:25 AM - 1:55 - 4:25 - 7:05 - 9:35

Comics, film fans flock to Comic-Con

By Sandy Cohen

CENTURY 12 DOWNTOWN San Mateo 558-0123

WANTED (R) 9:40 AM - 12:25 - 3:15 - 6:20 - 8:55 WALL-E G, 10:35 AM - 1:15 4:10 - 7:10 - 9:45 MAMMA MIA! (PG-13) 10:45 AM - 1:35 - 4:25 - 7:15 HANCOCK (PG-13) 9:00 AM - 11:20 AM - 2:15 - 4:50 - 7:25 - 10:10 MEET DAVE (PG) 9:30 AM - 11:55 AM - 2:35 - 5:10 KUNG FU PANDA (PG) 9:20 AM - 11:45 AM - 2:25 - 4:45 STEP BROTHERS (R) 12:01 AM late night show, SPACE CHIMPS G, 9:25 AM - 11:50 AM - 2:20 - 4:40 - 7:05 - 9:30 JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (PG) 9:05 AM - 11:30 AM - 2:00 - 4:20 - 6:50 - 9:20 THE DARK KNIGHT (PG-13) 10:15 AM - 12:00 - 1:45 - 3:30 - 5:15 - 7:00 - 7:45 - 8:45 HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (PG-13) 10:30 AM - 11:35 AM - 1:30 - 2:30 - 4:35 - 5:35 7:35 - 8:35 - 10:35 GET SMART (PG-13) 7:40 - 10:00 THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (PG-13) 12:01 AM late night show,

SAN DIEGO The most passionate Spider-Men, Storm Troopers, Harry Potters and other pop-culture fanatics are headed south for their annual pilgrimage. Comic-Con, the countrys biggest comicbook convention, begins Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center. More than 100,000 people a day many in the costumes of their favorite characters will ll the sprawling seaside space during the four-day convention. Theyll try out the latest video games, seek out collectible books and toys, restock their T-shirt and costume collections and get a preview of anticipated lms and TV shows. The annual convention, now in its 38th year, draws the most avid fans around

the kind who will blog about whats cool and generate online attention that money cant buy. (Just ask the people who cashed in on Iron Man, which started as a metallic buzz at last years convention that built all year before eclipsing the $300 million mark at the domestic box ofce this summer.) As superheroes go, so goes ComicCon. And oh, what superheroes have become: Five of the top 20 summer movies are based on comic book characters, including The Dark Knight, the record-shattering Batman juggernaut that took $158.4 million in its rst weekend (beating the previous record set by 2006 Comic-Con darling Spider-Man 3). This summer theres been an embarrassment of riches, said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Comic-Con is dipping your toe in that water to see how

rabid your fan base is. Among the big-screen previews contending for early buzz this year are Watchmen, an adaptation of the graphic novel by 300 director Zack Snyder, and Terminator Salvation, the longawaited new installment in the franchise. The much-anticipated Star Trek, on the other hand, has promised no previews or panel discussions, but is still bound to generate ample fanboy chatter. Comic-Con attracts a really vocal and discriminating entertainment fan, so its a great venue to showcase exciting products, said Sarah Greenberg, co-president of theatrical marketing for Lionsgate. With blogging and the Internet ... people are communicating directly from peer to peer about matters of taste and really quickly you can get a beat on what theyre talking about.

CENTURY PARK 12 Redwood City 365-9000

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (PG) 12:05 - 1:20 - 2:30 - 3:45 - 5:00 - 6:15 - 7:30 - 9:00 - 10:00 THE INCREDIBLE HULK (PG-13) 12:30 - 4:00 - 7:15 - 10:05 SPACE CHIMPS G, 12:00 - 2:20 - 4:40 - 7:00 - 9:20 GET SMART (PG13) 1:10 - 4:20 - 7:40 - 10:25 IRON MAN (PG-13) 12:50 - 4:10 - 7:35 - 10:35 INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (PG-13) 12:40 - 3:50 - 7:25 - 10:30 THE VISITOR (PG-13) 1:40 - 4:15 - 7:45 - 10:15 SEX AND THE CITY (R) 12:20 - 3:40 - 7:05 - 10:20 KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL G, 1:30 - 4:35 - 7:10 - 9:45 SPACE CHIMPS G, 1:00 - 3:30 - 5:45 - 8:00 - 10:10 MEET DAVE (PG) 11:55 AM - 2:25 - 4:50 - 7:20 - 9:50


KUNG FU PANDA (PG) 11:20 AM - 1:40 - 4:10 - 6:50 - 9:10 - 11:30 MONGOL (R) 11:10 AM - 1:55 - 4:45 - 7:30 - 10:20 THE DARK KNIGHT (PG-13) 11:40 AM - 12:10 - 12:40 - 1:15 - 1:50 - 2:25 - 3:05 - 3:35 - 4:05 - 4:40 - 5:15 - 5:50 - 6:30 - 7:00 - 7:30 - 8:05 - 8:40 - 9:15 - 9:55 - 10:25 - 10:55 - 11:25 WALL-E G, 11:20 AM - 12:00 - 12:55 - 1:55 - 2:40 - 3:25 - 4:25 - 5:55 - 7:00 - 8:25 9:35 - 10:55 HANCOCK (PG-13) 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM - 1:30 - 2:15 - 3:55 - 4:35 - 6:20 - 7:05 - 8:50 - 9:25 - 11:10 - 11:45 THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (PG-13) 12:01 AM late night show, WARGAMES 25TH ANNIVERSARY (NR) 7:30 HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (PG-13) 11:15 AM - 12:05 - 1:00 - 2:00 - 2:55 - 3:50 - 4:50 - 5:45 - 6:40 - 7:40 - 8:35 - 9:30 - 10:30 - 11:25 WANTED (R) 11:35 AM - 1:05 - 2:20 - 3:45 - 5:00 - 6:25 - 7:45 - 9:05 - 10:25 MAMMA MIA! (PG-13) 11:25 AM - 12:50 - 2:00 - 3:25 - 4:35 - 6:00 - 7:15 - 8:40 - 9:55

GUILD Menlo Park 266-9260

TELL NO ONE NE LE DIS A PERSONNE, (NR) 1:00, - 4:00, - 7:00 - 9:55

CINARTS Palo Alto 493-3456

MONGOL (R) 1:30 - 4:15 - 7:00 - 9:50 THE VISITOR (PG-13) 2:00 - 4:30 - 7:10 - 9:35

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Friday July 25, 2008



Energy foods from around the world

By Maria Noel Groves

With bars and beverages that promise to enhance your athletic prowess taking up ever greater chunks of retail real estate, it would be easy to mistake energy foods as a modern phenomenon. But the belief that consuming special foods can enhance performance can be traced throughout much of human history. And some traditions are a bit better grounded in science than others.

Ancient Europe: Meat and wine

During medieval and Renaissance times, it was believed that a person could gain the attributes of a substance by eating it, says Ken Albala, food historian and author of Eating Right in the Renaissance. And so boiled meat (or muscle) was the preferred food for athletes and warriors. While the Greeks believed beef was hard for the average person to digest, they also thought athletes and gladiators had exceptionally strong digestive re. Gladiators also consumed large amounts of barley porridge, which was thought to provide energy and fat to protect them from injury. Their primary energy drink was wine, believed to boost condence and courage. Verdict: Protein can help build muscle and carbohydrates (barley) consumed before competition can improve endurance, but the folks from this era probably indulged excessively. And while wine may provide liquid courage, it also impairs muscle re-synthesis and the bodys ability to recover post-competition, says Jennifer Sacheck, assistant professor of nutrition at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition.

Modern energy bars also have a long lineage.Native Americans made pemmican,dehydrated cakes of jerky-like meat,fat and wild berries.They provided large amounts of fat and protein for long-term energy.
specic meats or seafood, vegetables and medicinal herbs, says Li Xu, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, N.M. Marathon runners will drink soup simmered with a whole turtle. Sumo wrestlers consume vast quantities of chankonabe, a Japanese stew typically made with chicken, fried sh, tofu, vegetables, mushrooms, noodles and rice. Herbs believed to strengthen resistance to stress traditionally have been simmered into soups, teas and rice dishes. Chinese and American ginseng, as well as the caterpillar fungus cordyceps, have been popular among athletes and royalty for centuries. Reishi and shiitake mushrooms, lycium berries, jujube dates, astragalus and codonopsis roots also have consumed as energy foods. Verdict: While broths and soups provide easily digested nutrients, modern research on many medicinal herbs is limited, as is understanding of how they might work. Almonds, milk and saffron are believed to build internal strength, or ojas. Verdict: Partly because of lactose intolerance issues, athletes in many other cultures avoid dairy, consider it to be too congesting. Also, Sacheck says the protein and fat in some dairy products can be slow to digest, making them poor choices prior to competition. But eggs and wheat are good sources of protein and carbohydrates. Though ashwagandha has a long history of use in Indian medicine, clinical research on it is slim.

seng-infused corn liquor was a popular beverage drunk as a shot. And an Atlanta druggist created Pembertons French Wine Coca, an energy beverage containing wine, cocaine and kola nut (caffeine). During prohibition the wine was replaced with a sweet syrup and the drink was reborn as Coca-Cola. More recently the beverage industry has exploded with high-caffeine energy drinks such as Red Bull and electrolyte -laced beverages such as Gatorade and Vitamin Water. This style of drink often sports vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, amino acids, caffeine, herbs and antioxidants. Modern energy bars also have a long lineage. Native Americans made pemmican, dehydrated cakes of jerky-like meat, fat and wild berries. They provided large amounts of fat and protein for longterm energy. Verdict: Sports drinks and energy bars may provide fast energy, nutrients and electrolytes, and provide a boost from caffeine or other ingredients. But experts say they generally arent critical for sports nutrition and may contain unnecessary calories, sugar and sodium. Electrolytes are mainly important for athletes who may compete for more than an hour at a time, or in very hot conditions, says Sacheck.

Who needs what?

The nutritional needs of athlete depend, in large part, on the type of activity they perform, says Sacheck. Easily-digested carbohydrates in the form of bagels or pasta provide quick energy to fuel athletes such as swimmers and runners that perform for more than a couple minutes and need it for endurance. Before competition, these athletes Should avoid protein, fat or anything that might slow digestion. Weight-lifters require more protein during training, often in the form of eggs and whey, but also as meat and soy. This helps with muscle synthesis and repair. During competition they perform for only short bursts dont need the sorts of carbohydrates endurance athletes do.

India: Egg whites, wheat and ashwagandha-infused milk

According to ayurvedic traditions (Indias traditional medicine system), athletes are believed have a ery constitution. And so cooling, easily digested, nourishing foods and herbs are used to increase their strength and stamina, says Hilary Garivaltis, dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in Stockbridge, Mass. An athletes diet may focus on egg whites, wheat, almonds, saffron-infused almond milk, lemon water, milk infused with ashwagandha, an herb believed to improve the ability of the body and mind to cope with stress.

China and Japan: Soups and herbs

Many Asian energy foods are broths and soups simmered with

North American and Europe today: Energy drinks and bars

Todays energy drinks have many ancestors. During the 1800s in the American South, for example, gin-


sure to check the ethnic aisle, too. You are likely to find less common, but delicious, varieties there. Beans can replace some or all of the meat called for in many dishes. They also can be pureed (with seasonings) to make quick dips and spreads. Or simply add some to a salad for extra protein, flavor and texture. Be sure to always rinse and drain canned beans before using them to remove excess salt and indigestible sugars that are in the cloudy liquid. This recipe for Triple-Bean Casserole uses three varieties of beans to make a colorful and quick stovetop dish that is reminiscent of baked beans. Ketchup, cider vinegar, molasses and dry mustard combine with chopped onion to make a sauce that is high in flavor and low in fat. The recipe calls for crumbled, cooked bacon for flavoring. To make a vegetarian version, simply leave it out or use diced smoked tofu instead.

Friday July 25, 2008


Beans and bacon can make a healthy meal

By Jim Romanoff

Though sometimes called the poor mans meat, beans are rich in protein and have plenty to offer a healthy diet. Packed with fiber and other plant-based nutrients, beans are low-fat, can prolong the feeling of fullness after a meal and help control blood sugar levels. Many people wont bother cooking dry beans, which can require soaking overnight and, depending on the variety, long cooking on the stove. But convenient canned beans are an essential for any healthy pantry. The good news is that canned beans keep their nutrients during the canning process. Canned beans are available in numerous varieties, and usually are found alongside the canned vegetables at the grocer. But be

Triple-bean casserole
Start to finish: 50 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 6 4 slices bacon 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2/3 cup tomato ketchup 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons molasses 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard 1 cup water 15 1/2-ounce can great northern beans, rinsed and drained 15 1/2-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 15 1/2-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained Following the package directions, cook the bacon until crisp, then crumble and set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat oil

Canned beans are available in numerous varieties, and usually are found alongside the canned vegetables at the grocer.
over low. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ketchup, vinegar, molasses and mustard and stir together thoroughly. Add water, all the beans and bacon. Bring the beans to a simmer, cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Serve hot or cold.


Friday July 25, 2008

Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, these guys were willing to make a lifetime commitment to the act, and it took them literally a good chunk of their life to get the rhythm and timing down, said Rob Farr, founder of Slapsticon, a comedy lm festival in Arlington, Va., featuring icks from early Hollywood. These days, no actor with an ego wants to tie themselves down to a partner for decades at a time. Producers churned out far more movies then, much of their output following broad formulas. When Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein proved a hit, it wasnt long before they were encountering the Invisible Man, the Mummy or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in subsequent romps. While players such as Hope and Crosby mixed it up with solo careers, the idea of splitting up successful comedy teams to let them pursue individual projects would have been bad business to studio executives. People werent screaming for a Stan Laurel solo vehicle, said Reilly, a big Laurel and Hardy fan. I just got this biography about the two of them, so Im sure Ill nd out a little more about the dynamics that kept them working together, but I think they just worked. A fat guy and a skinny guy. Thats what people wanted to see. Old-style comedy teams were tailored to the players strengths, the lovably dopey Laurel opposite bossy Hardy, zany Costello opposite stoic and ustered Abbott. Few actors today would be willing to put up with such narrow connes. In the old days, traditional comedy teams had a straight man and the comic, said Wes Gehring, who teaches film at Ball State University and specializes in comedy. Everybody now wants to be the comic. Everybody wants to be the funny one. Nobody wants to be the second banana now. Audiences also are sensitive to suspicions that theyre being sold a bill of goods. Comedy needs to feel fresh and spontaneous, and continually pairing the same faces might bring an air of formulaic premeditation to a movie.


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unfair, Ferrell told the Associated Press in an interview alongside Reilly. Could Hope and Crosby exist today without getting, like, here they go, another Road picture? Let me guess, Road to Bali. Theyll probably open with a song, then theyll get in trouble, then more of the same. Youd just get picked apart. Adam McKay, director of Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, said escalating salaries also can make it uneconomical to pair up top comedy stars, who can pull in $20 million a movie. Movie marketing is built heavily around solo stars the new Adam Sandler comedy, the latest Eddie Murphy farce and marquee talent sometimes can be reluctant to give up any of the limelight, McKay said. One of the reasons that this all came together again is that Will is such a cool guy. A lot of the bigger actors or comedians, they dont want to share with another person, Reilly said. Thats why so many of these movies are oneman-show kind of situations, and Will is much more like a theater actor in that way. Hes willing to share the stage. Step Brothers casts Ferrell and Reilly as middle-aged losers unemployed slackers, one living with his dad (Richard Jenkins), the other with his mom (Mary Steenburgen). When their parents wed, the two become instant family, sibling rivalry springing up from the start. Sharing the stage was the bread-and-butter for some comedy stars in old Hollywood. Along with duos, there were comedy teams such as the Marx Brothers, the Ritz Brothers and the Three Stooges that worked as inseparable entities. Unlike todays free-agent stars, actors were under contract to particular studios, which tended to keep many of their performers in predictable niches that were familiar and comfortable to fans.


Sgt. Mark Duri of the San Mateo County Sheriffs Ofce Bomb Squad takes their Remotec Mini-Andros robot which was the inspiration for Pixars new star WALLE for a spin.

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three hours taking thousands of pictures and videotaped the robots movements, Duri said. Why the Mini-Andros? It doesnt have the cute binocular head like WALLE and it doesnt have a personality. That was clearly the work of creative animators. It does, however, moves like an old robot. Its two-joint arm joints cant pivot as well as newer robots and it has metal tread without wheels. The 80-pound vintage robot was originally designed to travel down an airplane aisle, Duri said. The Sheriffs Ofce purchased the robot for $140,000 in 1993. In 2005, the Sheriffs Ofce used grant money to buy a larger robot with more movement capabilities. It never gave up on its Mini-Andros, though, and occa-

sionally the little guy is called upon to get a bomb out of a tight spot, Duri said. The bomb squad technicians are usually met with amazement when they tell counterparts they still use the Mini-Andros, Duri said. A Mini-Andros is actually on display at the bomb school museum in Alabama and a department in Arizona is the only one using the antiquated technology, Duri said. Duri compares the aging robot to an old car because it takes a lot of time to x and maintain. In 1993, Duri spent three days at a special class learning how to take apart and reassemble the robot, he said. The Sheriffs Ofce is applying for a federal grant to help purchase a $150,000 replacement. Thats the only money available to buy new robots, Duri said. Unfortunately, Pixar didnt write a check to the department for its trouble. It did, however, invite the bomb squad to a company car show last month and gave special thanks in the movie credits. Duri has yet to see the movie. pop up here and there.) At the same time, many of the jokes are of the broad, physical variety and seemingly aimed at the lowest common denominator. Brennan and Dale routinely beat each other to a pulp with whatever is convenient: a shovel, a cymbal, a bike, their sts. Then once they reach a detente and team up to exact revenge on the school yard bullies who regularly torment Dale, they turn around and beat those kids to a pulp, which isnt particularly inspired, either. Its not that any of this stuff is offensive, its just hackneyed and at. You can practically feel the strain through the screen. Theres also the obligatory gross-out bodily humor, including Dales inability to keep his gas to himself during a job interview (hardy-har). And we wont even begin to describe the, um, creative way Brennan uses a bath mat, or what he does to Dales prized drum kit. Meanwhile, all Brennans mom, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen), and Dales dad, Robert (Richard Jenkins), can do is throw their hands up and sigh in exasperation. Often they scream back with expletives of their own because in theory, its supposed to be shocking to hear dirty words ying from Steenburgens proper, Southern mouth. Both actors deserve better.

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TV, worse music and above all, crass putdowns. (Most of them cant be repeated here, which is ne, because theyre not exactly zingers anyway.) They immediately hate each other, eventually become best friends and then hate each other all over again. But regardless of the status of their relationship, the humorously awkward chemistry these actors shared as teammates in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is long gone, because the script makes no room for it. And thats strange, because Ferrell co-wrote the screenplay with his old friend, director Adam McKay, with whom he collaborated on the NASCAR comedy. (Reilly shares a story-by credit here.) Watching Step Brothers, though, it doesnt take long to realize that their creative process consisted of sitting around, cracking each other up with adolescent gags, and then writing it all down. Whether the rest of the world will be doubled over with laughter seems irrelevant and that insularity is ultimately alienating. (A couple of funny lines do



Friday July 25, 2008


Use your grill to create fast paella

By J.M. Hirsch

Food brief
No-bake, healthy snack still tastes like a treat
Let the buyer beware when it comes to purchasing lunch box snacks at the grocer. Many are loaded with sugar, fat, salt or all of the above. Bagged salty snacks such as chips and crackers often are nothing but empty calories. Even some labeled as whole grain have barely a gram of the ber thats so important to a healthy diet. Fruit strips and gummy fruit snacks may offer vitamins, but they also are high in calories and have few of the nutrients found in a piece of fresh fruit. And while a cookie or two is a ne snack once in a while, many off-the-shelf brands are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats. Instead, choose snacks rich in complex carbohydrates (whole-grain breads and cereals), protein (low-fat cheese, yogurt and lean deli meats) and good fats (such as those in nuts and nut butters). Fresh fruits always are a good choice, but if you are packing them in a lunch or backpack be sure to pick varieties that are sturdy enough to survive the trip. Dried fruits contain plenty of nutrients and ber but because the water is removed, they are less lling. That makes it easier to consume too many calories. Of course, making your own snacks is one of the best ways to control what and how much children snack on. Cocoa-orange cereal and nut clusters are irresistibly sweet and salty, plus they are no-bake and take only 15 minutes to prepare. These treats combine whole-grain cereal, nuts and fruit juice with a pleasant sweetness. The recipe makes 24 bite-size servings that are easily portioned. They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to ve days.

When was the last time you made paella? Thundering silence from the crowd. Thats probably because traditional versions of this otherwise awesome Spanish summer dish of rice, seafood and meat can take the better part of a day. Even streamlined versions take a couple hours. But it seemed there had to be a faster way. After all, many of the key ingredients white rice, shrimp, calamari cook quickly. Surely, shortcuts could be found for everything else. This ultra-streamlined version keeps all the robust avors of traditional paellas, but gets a kick in the pants from precooked chicken sausages and a unique cooking method. Traditional paellas are cooked outdoors over wood res. This version uses a grill, which retains the festive outdoor aspects of the dish (making it great for a barbecue), but speeds things up (even over stovetop versions). Part of the speed comes from being able to cover the grill, which retains heat to speed the cooking. Paella traditionally is cooked in a special wide, shallow pan (available online and at kitchen shops). You also could use a large, oven-safe skillet (about 14 inches). Either way, be sure your pan ts on your grill with the cover down. This recipe can be adapted for the stovetop, but you will need to reduce the heat (the pan is closer to the ame on the stove than on a grill), and use the oven to replicate the effect of closing the grill. Note that during cooking, a crusty layer of rice will form along the bottom of the pan. This is good. It is called soccarat and is considered essential to the taste and texture of traditional paella. Finally, there are plenty of ingredients left out of this simplied recipe that could be easily added, including mussels, sh and other meat. Experiment to suit your tastes.

Traditional paellas are cooked outdoors over wood res.

2 cloves garlic, minced Pinch red pepper akes 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 red bell peppers, cored and thinly sliced 12-ounce package sweet Italian chicken sausages (precooked variety), cut into 1/2-inch-thick oblongs 1 large yellow onion, nely diced 3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 cups long-grain white rice 3 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup white wine 1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads 1 pound raw extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound calamari rings 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1 lemon, cut into wedges Heat a grill with a cover to high. Place a paella pan or very large ovensafe skillet (at least 14 inches) on the grill. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the garlic, red pepper akes, paprika, red peppers and sausages. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage and pepper mixture to a bowl and set aside. Return the pan to the heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the onion. Saute for 2 minutes, then add the tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir to mix into the tomato paste. Slowly pour in the broth and wine and stir well. Stir in the saffron, close the grill and let cook 9 minutes. Open the grill, stir the rice, then cover the grill and cook another 9 minutes, or until all the liquid is abosrbed and a light crust of rice has formed along the bottom of the pan. Add the shrimp and mix into the rice. Cover the grill and cook 4 minutes. Add the calamari, peas and reserved sausage and pepper mixture. Cover the grill and cook another 4 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and rm. To serve, sprinkle the paella with parsley, season with salt and pepper, then set the lemon wedges around the edge of the pan.

Pronto paella
Start to nish: 1 hour Servings: 6 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided


Friday July 25, 2008

CORA celebrates 30 years
As the only agency in San Mateo County with the sole purpose of serving victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse, CORA works hard to provide life-saving services to over six thousand clients annually. On June 11, CORA marked its 30th anniversary with its inaugural corporatebacked event at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, presented by longtime partner and Diamond Level sponsor Kaiser Permanente of Northern California. Kaiser and CORA share a belief that healthy families lead to healthy communities and that domestic violence is a public health issue, said Lukin. Kaiser has supported our mission in so many ways from adding domestic violence to their focus areas locally, to funding a major portion of our 24-hour hotline. said Melissa Lukin, CORA executive director. CORA is one of the most comprehensive service providers in the nation, with a combination of hotline, law enforcement collaborations, counseling, legal services, emergency shelter and transitional housing. CORA currently enjoys strong partnerships with federal, state, county and local government agencies, as well as solid relationships with state and local foundations and is continually increasing the number of individual donors who support its work. CORAs focus in 2008 is to develop strong corporate relationships to help address the problem of domestic violence on all frontsin the community at large, in the home and in the workplace. In total, more than 35 local businesses are supporting this event. Going forward, we will expand our base of corporate partners to raise awareness of the impact of relationship abuse and offer solutions to end it once and for all. Lukin said.
or call 949-7360. Masterwoks Chorale presents 45th concert season event Broadway Sing-along. 7:30 p.m. Community Church of Christ, 1336 Arroyo St., San Carlos. Adult admission $10, Children 12 and under $5. For more information call 574-6210. Ikebana flower gardening. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Arboretum. Learn exquisite art of arranging fresh floral materials in Japenese style. For more information call Nancy Locke at 340-9647. SUNDAY, JULY 27 Last Sunday ballroom tea dance with Bob Gutierez Band. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road. $4. For more information call 6167150. Hypnosis for writers workshop. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Office of Susan Gold, 122 2nd Ave., Suite 212, San Mateo. $10. For more information call 532-0509, visit or e-mail Free concert . 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Twin Pines Park, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Concert will feature D-5 Rockin the Park. Free. For more information call 5926586. Foothill music theatre presents The Pajama Game. 2 p.m. Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets are $24 for general admission, $22 for seniors, $18 for students and $10 for children under 12. For tickets go to or call 949-7360. MONDAY, JULY 28 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 3262025.


FRIDAY, JULY 25 Rummage sale. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Methodist Church Community Room at Miramontes and Johnston Streets in Half Moon Bay. Proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships. The Full Monty. 8 p.m. Coastal Repertory Theatre, 1167 Main St., Half Moon Bay. The show will run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and will run until Aug. 16. For tickets call 569-3266. Ikebana flower gardening. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. San Mateo Arboretum. Learn exquisite art of arranging fresh floral materials in Japenese style. For more information call Nancy Locke at 340-9647. SATURDAY, JULY 26 Rummage sale. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Methodist Church Community Room at Miramontes and Johnston Streets in Half Moon Bay. Proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships. Junior tennis fun day . 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Arguello Tennis Courts, San Carlos. A variety of games, tennis instruction, drills and thrills, face painting, balloons and prizes. For more information or to sign your child up call 595-0904 or e-mail Jerry Jager at La Boheme presented by Pocket Opera at Notre Dame. 7:30 p.m. NDNU theatre, 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont. Admission $20, students and seniors $10. For more information call 508-3729 or e-mail Grand opening celebration of Bay Area self storage. 12 p.m. 1150 19th ave., San Mateo. Festivities include food and raffle drawings. For more information go to or call 286-0565. Foothill music theatre presents The Pajama Game. 8 p.m. Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets are $24 for general admission, $22 for seniors, $18 for students and $10 for children under 12. For tickets go to

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Carla Cinquini and Carl Seldman take part in a recent Dance Night at Belmonts Twin Pines Senior and Community Center. A Dance Night is held on the rst Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Its easy dancing and easy listening with a live band The Casuals providing the music. No reservations or dance partner are needed and all levels of experience are welcome.$6 admission. For more information call 595-7444. The Twin Pines Center is located at 20 Twin Pines Lane,Belmont.

Countys Children Health Initiative celebrates five years

The San Mateo County Childrens Health Initiative (CHI) celebrated its fth-year anniversary June 27 with an appreciation dinner attended by over 180 staff from county agencies, schools and community-based organizations. The Childrens Health Initiative ensures that all children up to 18 in San Mateo County have access to comprehensive health insurance coverage and has caused the number of uninsured children in the county to decrease from 17,000 in 2001 to 3,000 in 2005, a reduction in the uninsured rate from 4.3 percent to 1.9 percent. Foster City resident Tina Jackson spoke to the audience about the difference that CHIs Healthy Kids coverage program has made in the life of her oneyear-old daughter, Kiana. Jackson recalled paying $700 for just one doctor visit during which Kiana was treated for an ear infection and given her immunizations. Jackson said, If we didnt have Healthy Kids, I just would not

In attendance at San Mateo County Childrens Health Initiatives fth-year Anniversary Appreciation dinner were, left to right, Maya Altman, executive director,Health Plan of San Mateo,Ron Robinson,HPSM Chief Financial Ofcer and Childrens Health Initiative (CHI) Oversight Coalition Chair, Margaret Taylor, CHI Founding Member, San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon, Katie Kane, chair, Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors, Srija Srinivasan, special assistant to the county manager and Dr.Mary Giammona,HPSM medical director.
know what to do. To guarantee that children will grow up healthy is unprecedentedwhat we have accomplished is a celebration of what children need and what children deserve, San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon said. To nd out if your children are eligible for Healthy Kids benefits call the Childrens Health Initiative at 573-3595.
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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.

110 Employment CLEANING Experienced Housecleaners needed. Two immediate openings! Excellent pay, company car, no nights, no weekends. Call Molly Maids (650)837-9788 or apply at 1660 S. Amphlett Blvd, #320, San Mateo, CA 94402. CUSTOMER SALES/SERVICE - SUMMER WORK! $17.70 base/appt., Flexible schedules, PT, FT, no experience necessary. Conditions apply, students all ages 17+, (650)212-1211. 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 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 CUSTOMER SERVICE - Seeking female for PT position approx. 20-25 hrs per week. Flexible hours. Duties include Phones, Helping customers with exercise. Compensation Depends on experience. Will train. Equipment, some computers. Call (650)595-5239. DRIVER - FT Tow truck driver night 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

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GARDENERS - Modica Landscaping is expanding their residential yard maintenance. Min 2 years experience, FT. Must have valid CDL.. Bilingual a Plus. 401 K and Health insurance available. Call Jeff (650)365-2134 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

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Joby Ross, PGA Instructor Mariners Point, Foster City Call to schedule a lesson. All skill levels welcome (650)573-7888, *300

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CAREGIVERS NEEDED throughout the Peninsula. Call 650-642-6900.

CAREGIVERS2 yrs experienced required. Immediate Placement on all assignments!

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THE HOTTEST TREND IN HEALTH Clinical studies show it reduces: * high blood pressure * risk of heart attack * inflammation * balances blood sugar Company Featured In Success From Home magazine. Free Sample Tasting & Business Building Opportunity. Call for Party & Event Schedule (650)255-5476 HealthyChocolateExpress

Medical Terminology Tutor for ESL students available in San Mateo.

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dispatchers, all shifts available, F/T, taxi & town car drivers needed immediately! Please call (650)704-2736.

HOUSEKEEPER - Retirement Community. Clean up to 8apts. as needed. Order supplies. Misc. duties as required. Understand/Speak/Write English effectively. Full Time. $9.60/HR + benefits. Apply-201 Chadbourne Ave., Millbrae.
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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Great Jobs! Hourly & Live-In Available Now! With Medical, Dental, O.T.,401K, Holiday & Vacation Pay!

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

RELIABLE & MATURE person to work in tropical garden in Redwood City. Approximately 12-15 hrs. per week, $15 per hour, citizen, (650)368-1736.

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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.

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SALES 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

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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 & Parkinsons. 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





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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 Countys 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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228014 The following person is doing business as: A-Team Home Care, 1001 Bayhill Dr., #204, San Bruno, CA, 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Allison Tracy Taplin, 1810 Monterey Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Allison Tracy Taplin / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/03/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227858 The following person is doing business as: The Collage Collection, 3865 Fleetwood Drive, San Bruno, CA, 94066 is hereby registered by the following owner: Joyce Gabuya Gastrock, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Joyce G. Gastrock / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/23/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2278062 The following person is doing business as: La Familia Discount, 1803 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, is hereby registered by the following owner: Shokry Kamel Morrar, 1596 Jean Way, San Leandro, CA 94577. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 08/02/93. /s/ Shokry K. Morrar / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/08/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08).

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:

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227980 The following person is doing business as: Ground Control Private Security, 884 Beechwood Dr., Daly City, CA, 94015 is hereby registered by the following owner: Christopher J Anderson, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/18/08. /s/ Christopher J Anderson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/01/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228002 The following person is doing business as: Astrel USA LLC, 917 Catamaran St., #3, Foster City, CA, 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Astrel USA LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Venkata R. Yarlagadda / 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, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227828 The following person is doing business as: Giorgetta Home, 130 Ridgeway Rd., Hillsborough, CA, 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Julie Tenenbaum, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Julie Tenenbaum / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227648 The following persons are doing business as: Platinum Group, 360 Primrose Avenue, Burlingame, CA, 94010 is hereby registered by the following owners: Mary Murphy, 33 Park Road, #1, Burlingame, CA 94010 and Olivia Edwards, 232 F Street, Redwood City, CA 94063. The business is conducted by Co-Partners. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/04/08. /s/ Mary Murphy / /s/ Olivia Edwards / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08).


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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227988 The following person is doing business as: Bioprocess Solutions, 105 Manchester Lane, Belmont, CA, 94002 is hereby registered by the following owner: Eddy C. Louie, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/30/08. /s/ Ed Louie / 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, 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227631 The following person is doing business as: Vi Vi Video, 6074 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014, is hereby registered by the following owner: Hung Wong, 19514 Greenwood Ct., #3, Cupertino, CA 95014. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Hung Wong / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227630 The following person is doing business as: D Plus One Solutions, 6074 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014, is hereby registered by the following owner: Lorimer Yeung, 205 Danville Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/10/08. /s/ Lorimer Yeung / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08).

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PLANNING DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the general public of the following actions under the Environmental Review Process. Review of the documents concerning these projects can be arranged by calling (415) 575-9018 and asking for the staff person indicated. PRELIMINARY MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION The initial evaluation conducted by the San Francisco Planning Department determined that the following projects could not have a significant effect on the environment, and that no environmental impact report is required. Accordingly, a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared. Public recommendations for amendment of the text of the finding, or any appeal of this determination to the Planning Commission (with $400.00 filing fee) must be filed with the Department within 30 days following the date of this notice. In the absence of an appeal, the Mitigated Negative Declaration shall be made final, subject to any necessary modifications, 30 days from the date of this notice. 2008.0498E: San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Action Plan The project site is located on San Francisco Airport's West-of-Bayshore (WOB) property, directly west of the San Francisco Airport and U.S. Highway 101. The San Francisco Airport is proposing the San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Action Plan to increase the population of the San Francisco Garter Snake (a state and federally designated endangered species) at the WOB property. The Plan would be implemented in three phases. This environmental review will cover Phase 1 activities which include: (1) expanding and maintaining open water habitat; (2) deepening and enhancing seasonal wetland habitats; (3) upland habitat enhancement; (4) fuel abatement; and (5) access road restoration. The proposed Plan would also include maintenance of the Cupid Row and South Lomita flood control canals. (RANGE) 7/25/08 CNS-1393956# SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL

NOW HIRING for Live-in Caregiver!!! SIGN ON BONUS!!! Recruiting for San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara areas. We offer excellent benefits! *Medical / Vision / Dental / Life Ins. * 401K/Credit Union * Direct Deposit REQUIREMENTS: * 1 yrs experience * Own Vehicle * Car Insurance * Valid Drivers * Good Communication skills. Call today to set up an interview: 1-800-417-1897 or 650-558-8848 or send 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:

NOW HIRING! Full Time Limo Drivers Limousine Company Commission Only (650)638-1600
POOL CUSTODIAN vacancy at South San Francisco Unified School District. Apply online at or at 398 B Street, South San Francisco. Must have pool maintenance experience in order to apply.

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

POST OFFICE now hiring. Average

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SUMMONS CASE NUMBER: CV 2008-0758 MICHAEL CARTER and KREALYN CARTER, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, v. ALLEN APPELL, an individual; JUDITH L. DAVIS, fka JUDITH L. APPELL, an individual; BART AKLEY and JANICE SANDERS, husband and wife; COLUMBUS LAND COMPANY, a limited partnership; JOHN and JANE DOES 1-10; ABC partnerships 1-10; DEF limited liability companies 1-10; UVW trust 1-10; XYZ corporations 1-10, Defendents. IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA TO: Allen Appell YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend in the above entitled action in the aboveentitled Court with twenty days, exclusive of the date of service, after service of this summons upon you, if served within the State of Arizona, or within thirty days, exclusive of the date of service, if served without the State of Arizona, and you are herebynotified that in case you fail so to do, judgement by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Given under my hand and the seal of the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Yavapai this 2nd Day of July, 1008. The name and address, and telephone number of the plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: William J. OLeary, AZ Bar No. 015224 & Michael P. Thieme, AZ Bar No. 024124, OLeary Miller Eaton, PLLC, 115 N. Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301, (928)445-1856 Dated: July 2, 2008 E. Blanton, Clerk of Court A copy of the complaint in this matter may be obtained by contacting William J. OLeary, OLeary Miller Eaton, PLLC, 115 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301; Tel: (928)445-1856 Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08.


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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

298 Collectibles
IRISH DRESDEN - China Ballerinas (4), Call for details, $75., (650)594-5945 JIM BEAM decorative bottles - many shapes and sizes, mint cond., great deal $10 each, (650)364-7777 LASH LA RUE COWBO - custom framed, black & white, 8x10 autographed photo, $75 obo, (650)343-4329 MS PACMAN, cable model, excellent condition! $1,200. (650)758-2121 POKEMAN AUTHENTIC cards collection more than 250. $25/all. (650)637-1008 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 TONYS SPORTS & NOVELTIES Huge Selection of Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles, Apparell and more! ALL TEAMS, ALL SPORTS! 715 El Camino, San Bruno (650)589-4298 5128 Stevens Creek, San Jose (408)557-0821 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. WINNIE THE POOH stuffed bear, life size, brand new condition,beautiful costume, $99., (650)997-0750

303 Electronics
GPS GARMIN model III+, Excellent Condition $40., 650-776-9543 HIKING GPS Magellan Explorist 400 new with rechargeable battery, carry case and more $99. Mike (650)697-7910 PIONEER LASER DISC Player plus 12 free discs, collectors item! $75. Call (650)364-0117. PLAYSTATION 1 with 13 games, 2 controllers, and 1namco gun controller. $35. (650)796-1646 PROTECTIVE CARRYING CASE for Nokia 6133 flip cell, new in box, $15., (650)991-7278 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 with remote controller, Sale: $50_very good condition. (650)278-2702 WHELEN/CODE 3 warning lights 5 items $100/all, (650)991-7278

304 Furniture
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. SET OF 2 french style end tables, solid wood, new condition, beautiful hardware $99/set, (650)997-0750 SET OF 2 night stands, french style, excellent condition, solid wood, $99/set,(650)997-0750 SETTEE QUEEN ANNE STYLE - Beautiful rose buds on rose colored background, upholstered fabric. $99., (650)997-0750 SINGER SEWING MACHINE - with stool & book. From 70s, $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 - 18.5W, 14.5D, 31H, one front door, two shelves, oak finish, very good condition, $40., (650)341-5347. STEREO CABINET - 25W, 15D, 32H, 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 VICTORIAN IRON bed headboard and footboard set, intricate heart design, custom made, full size, $100., (650)9970750 WROUGHT IRON CHILDRENS Icecream palor chairs (5). Old, excellent condition $99/set obo. 650-345-2450.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228141 The following person is doing business as: MegaWatt One, LLC, 3931 Jefferson Avenue, Emerald Hills, CA 94062 is hereby registered by the following owner: MegaWatt One, LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/07/08. /s/ David MacMillan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/14/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08, 08/08/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 228142 The following person is doing business as: MegaWatt Storage Farms, Inc., 3931 Jefferson Avenue, Emerald Hills, CA 94062 is hereby registered by the following owner: MegaWatt Storage Farms, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 07/30/07. /s/ David MacMillan / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/14/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08, 08/08/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228131 The following person is doing business as: (1) Pacific Relaty, (2) Realty Financial, (3) Moscow Realtor, 1041 Wayne Way, San Mateo, CA 94403, is hereby registered by the following owner: Softerinox Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Valeriy Krysov / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/14/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08, 08/08/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227833 The following person is doing business as: Quik Pitch, 969G Edgewater Blvd. #164, Foster City, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: eSecondOpinion, LLC, CA. The business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Omar S. Sheikh / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/23/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08, 08/08/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227903 The following person is doing business as: Donna Nicole Enterprises, 18 Tahoe Court, South San Francisco, CA 94080 is hereby registered by the following owner: Donna Spencer, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 06/09/08. /s/ Donna Spencer / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/26/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/18/08, 07/25/08, 08/01/08, 08/08/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228300 The following person is doing business as: Butano Internet, 221 Redwood Ave, FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby registered by the following owner: Parnham Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Croporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 4/10/07. /s/ Charles Parnham / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/22/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/25/08, 08/1/08, 08/08/08, 08/15/08). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #228052 The following person is doing business as: Peas Lettuce Grow Childhood Consulting, 1532 Trollman Ave, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is hereby registered by the following owner: Jennifer Parenti, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 4/10/07. /s/ Jennifer Parenti / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 07/8/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 07/25/08, 08/1/08, 08/08/08, 08/15/08).

295 Art
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.

296 Appliances
2 LIGHT fixtures ceiling mounted. $9 each. Plus two globe covers for light fixtures. $9 each. (650)345-9036. BISSELL power steamer, upright, deep cleaner, excellent condition, $25., (650)679-9359 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, SOLD! 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 - Upright Phantom Fury, 120 amps, vacuum cleaner, great condition, $25., (650)679-9359 VACUUM CLEANER Bissell like new, 2 in 1- includes upright and removable canister $99. 650-573-0162.

304 Furniture
BANQUET TABLE 5ft foldable wood grain SOLD! BAR STOOL - new condition, solid wood, comfortable back & arms, beige upholstry, $49. (650)997-0750 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. CHILDRENS BED - LITTLE TIKES red car bed, standard single mattress size, $100., (650)344-5567 CHILDS ROCKER - White painted, $25., (650)591-1816. CHILDS TABLE & chairs - 1960 style, $20., (650)591-1816 CHINA CABINET /ENTERTAINMENT CENTER / DESK - 3 in 1, new condition, country french design, $100., (650)9970750 COFFEE TABLE - beautiful, oval, solid wood, french style, $59. (650)997-0750 COMPUTER CENTER includes bookcase and desk excellent condition $79. (510)657-7277 CONFERENCE TABLE Cherry wood finish seats 8 great condition for small office. etc. $99.00 (650)369-9629 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 - French style, like new, roomy, beautiful, solid, $69., (650)997-0750 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 - 35.75x, 18 x, 77.5 x, w/2 glass doors on top, Side Cabinet, matching Entertainment Ctr, 17.5, white, $100. (650)341-5347 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 FORMICA TOP TABLE - 59 long, 29.5 wide, blonde wood grain, silver colored metal legs, $25., RWC (650)367-6221 KITCHEN TABLE - Round, glass top, 42, with 4 cushioned chairs, $90., (650)349-8011. LARGE HEART shaped wicker arm chair, hand made, very ornate design $49., (650)997-0750 OAK GLIDER - recliner chair plus ottoman, oak, new, richly upholstered, was $200., sacrifice $95., (415)585-3622. OAK ROLLAWAY - Solid, blonde oak, books & TV station, 3 tiers, finger-tip mobility, original $250, custom design, $75., (415)585-3622.

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 CHILDS 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 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

SUMMONS CASE NUMBER: CV 2008-0758 MICHAEL CARTER and KREALYN CARTER, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, v. ALLEN APPELL, an individual; JUDITH L. DAVIS, fka JUDITH L. APPELL, an individual; BART AKLEY and JANICE SANDERS, husband and wife; COLUMBUS LAND COMPANY, a limited partnership; JOHN and JANE DOES 1-10; ABC partnerships 1-10; DEF limited liability companies 1-10; UVW trust 1-10; XYZ corporations 1-10, Defendents. IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA TO: Judith L. David fka Judith L. Appell YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend in the above entitled action in the aboveentitled Court with twenty days, exclusive of the date of service, after service of this summons upon you, if served within the State of Arizona, or within thirty days, exclusive of the date of service, if served without the State of Arizona, and you are herebynotified that in case you fail so to do, judgement by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Given under my hand and the seal of the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for the County of Yavapai this 2nd Day of July, 1008. The name and address, and telephone number of the plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: William J. OLeary, AZ Bar No. 015224 & Michael P. Thieme, AZ Bar No. 024124, OLeary Miller Eaton, PLLC, 115 N. Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301, (928)445-1856 Dated: July 2, 2008 E. Blanton, Clerk of Court A copy of the complaint in this matter may be obtained by contacting William J. OLeary, OLeary Miller Eaton, PLLC, 115 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301; Tel: (928)445-1856 Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 07/04/08, 07/11/08, 07/18/08, 07/25/08.

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. GIRL BIKE "raleigh" 27 inch $50. 650-574-7743 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

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

298 Collectibles
"AMERICAN SPIRIT" electric neon light, huge, beautiful design, vibrant colors, $99., (650)997-0750 "RED WING" stoneware 4 gallon with lid, wire handle, old butter churn $65 RWC 650-367-6221 "REDBULL" ICE COOLER - New in box, portable, round, over 1 yard tall. indoor/outdoor use, $99., (650)997-0750 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 6 COLLECTORS bottles - Revolutionary War figures, $40 all, (650)364-7777 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.

302 Antiques
1950S G.E. waffle iron, toaster and electric percolator, all chrome collectables, $50 ea. call (650)755-9833. 1950S 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 HALLS CHINA items, collectable, $50. call (650)755-9833. ROYAL TYPEWRITER- 1940s Excellent Condition $50. Call 650-755-9833. SCHOOL DESK - Antique, excellent condition, St. Matthews, 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.

306 Housewares
10 PIECE KNIFE SET - Quality, professional chefs, brand new, in box, $50., (650)368-3037. 2 DECORATIVE table mats natural shell tops (mother of pearl) 10 and 12 inches round, good cond, $30 cash for both, (650)343-4282. AIR PURIFIER, NEW, Hunter brand, never used $40. RWC, (650)367-6221 BISSELL SPOT LIFTER - power brush, new, in box, SOLD! CHRISTMAS KITCHEN COOKWARE superb, roasting pan, stainless steel pot, cookbook, $30., (415)585-3622 COMFORTER SET includes pillow cases, shams, sheets and bed skirt, excellent condition, full size & queen size, $20., (650)533-1078 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. HOOVER SPIN scrub hardwood floor cleaner, $40., (650)357-8215 HOOVER VACUUM - upright (concept 2 model) works great, $25., RWC (650)367-6221 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. ONEIDA SILVERPLATE silverware set for 12 with hostess set. Used only once, in perfect condition. Includes wooden box case to hold set. $80.00 (650)369-9629

210 Lost & Found

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 LOST PRESCRIPTION EYE GLASSES, Lightweight, gold frame, reward, (650)348-1286 call mornings. 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.

BEER AND tobacco mirrors, authentic beautiful, various sizes and shapes $99/set, (650)997-0750 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

303 Electronics
25 INCH sharp color TV with remote good picture $45., (650)570-7684 ANSWERING MACHINE - General Electric, in original box, $20., (650)368-3037 CLOCK - Westdox, large round, great for kitchen, in original box, $6., (650)3683037 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 DRIVING GPS Garmin streetpilot C330 rated best buy by consumer reports. $99 Mike (650)697-7910 JVC RECEIVER - Vintage JR-S301, nice with large meters. $50. (650)255-8512.

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


306 Housewares
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 SEWING FABRIC - Large box of sewing fabric, various sizes, colors, textures, $25. (650)679-9359. SHRINE GLASSES Assorted, 12, $15 for all. Cash. (650)593-9481. TABLECLOTHS - Large, rectangular, $15 each (4), (650)679-9359 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. 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

Friday July 25, 2008

310 Misc. For Sale
DOORS (2) Solid Wood, 72x 27-3/4 x13/8, Painted white. $10/each. (650)3665180 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 GIRLS WHITE ICE SKATES worn once, $95., (650)271-5478 size 4


311 Musical Instruments

PIANO - Steinway parlor grand piano. Excellent condition. Model A, serial # 40487. Built in 1878, 85 keys. Restored/refinished. $22K obo. (650)342-3856. PIANO KNABE Grand, 58 beautiful walnut cabinet, excellent condition, $4,000 (408)323-8398 or (408)712-4444.

318 Sports Equipment I Buy Tennis Racquets

CALL OR E-mail for details (650)722-9212 Newer racquets only!
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 BLADES Boys size 7 in black. Like new used only twice. only $10.00. (650)369-9629 ROLLER SKATES - Mens, size 9 1/2, Salomon, new, never used, black & gray, $65 obo, (650)515-2605. 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.

325 Estate Sales

440 Apartments

SAN CARLOS 2139 Elizabeth St.
Corner of Elizabeth & Tamarack

312 Pets & Animals

BOSTON TERRIERS - AKC 1st shots & wormed, female, $600., (209)531-5085. CAGE - Colorful, for small animals, carry case included, like new $25 (650)7849526. CRITTER TRAIL hamster cage complete with extras, $50., (650)991-7278 DOG HOUSE - Igloo style for large dog, unused, $75., (650)588-7683. HAMSTER EXERCISE BALL - like new, in box, have 2, $4.50 each, (650)9917278 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

SATURDAY JULY 26 9am-4:30pm

No early birds!
335 Rugs
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.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES - Leord $15, Dalmation Puppy $10., plush, one piece, fur, hooded, size 4-6 years, small child. Mountain View (650)968-6264 HANK WILLIAMS SR. (2) 33-1/3 records mint condiiton, $100. ea. (650)591-3478 Eves. JAMES PATTERSON Hardback Books (4) $4 each, (650)341-1861

322 Garage Sales

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. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to revitalized downtown. Gated entry. 830 Main Street., RWC, (650)367-0177. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO - Studio, $1,025.,painted, carpeted, near laudry facility, no pets, (650)697-1151.

JIGSAW PUZZLES - 4 @ $2. each, (650)341-1861.

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

307 Jewelry & Clothing

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! MENS WEDDING DIAMOND RING 14K gold, size 7 1/2, Asking $700/obo. (650)274-6001. PENDANT WITH pink stone & diamond. 10K yellow gold, mint condition, $30. (650)878-9821 ROLEX - 18 ct stainless datejust, 2 yrs. old, like new, $3,500. (408)209-8110. WOMANS 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.

MARKET San Bruno City Park
Corner of Oak & Crystal Springs

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 U.S.A. Olympic has POOL with COVER 17x35. rollersymbol, comes with ice skaters & ice skates. Incl Olympic it. $50., SOLD! velvet drawstring bag & velvet box. $25., Mtn View (650)968-6264 PRINCESS COMFORTER SET - Toddler bedding, Comforter, 2 fitted sheet, 2 flat sheet, pillowcase, mattress pad, $40., (650)533-1078 SAMSONITE LUGGAGE - Black, never used, cube size deluxe, $100., (650)5945945 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, 2SHERREI cloth napkins, cutting board, STEVIES PINK BOOTS cheese corkscrew, salt/pepper primrose knife, color with cute tie-ups in back shakers, tablecloth and of course the with the fuzz balls, 12 high in about a travel All forup $15. View size 1 case. and zippers the Mountain side (inside) in (650)968-6264 excellent condition, MtnView. SUN GLASSES -Dolce$15, Gabana $100., (650)968-6264 (650)368-3037.

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

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660


500 Storage

345 Medical Equipment

CANE, METAL, Bronze color adjustable, $7., (650)367-6221, RWC. SUNBEAM FINGER BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR - $15., STILL IN BOX, (650)679-9359

Save 50% to 70% off retail

Exclusive limited time offer! Must mention discount code: MK65032-SMJ1 for HUGE savings

Sunday, July 27th

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

379 Open Houses

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



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112 Madera Ave.
(x-st. Alameda de las Pulgas)

620 Automobiles AUTO REVIEW

The San Mateo Daily Journals weekly Automotive Section.

BOYS OUTFIT - Jeans, shoes for 7 yrs old $30.,(415)585-3622 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 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: SHEEPSKIN TAN BOOTS - slip on 7 tall with warm fuzzy inside, size 1 girls, $6. in Mtn View (650)968-6264 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 WESTERN BOOTS tan color size 11, paid $180 sell $50 like new. 650-5739302

Sunday July 27th 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Furniture, clothing, electronics, video games & housewares. No early birds!

Every Friday
Look for it in todays paper to find information on new cars, used cars, services, and anything else having to do with vehicles.

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.

380 Real Estate Services

FOR YOUR HOME WITHIN 7 DAYS Top dollar for your home Any home, Any condition Free confidential analysis of your homes value. (650)377-4888 Steve Mogavero, Broker Intero Real Estate Services

VELVETINE THROW PILLOWS - Three 16 inch square never used 1 burgundy 2 white, $20/all cash only, (650)343-4282. VHS VIDEOS Disney/ Childrens various videos great condition 10 for $5.00 (650)369-9629 YARDAGE, SEWING notions, items, $1. each, (650)593-3565 craft


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310 Misc. For Sale

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 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 BOX OF BOOKS - Paperback & hardcover, some classics, $15., (650)7559833 CAROL HIGGINS CLARK - Hardback books, 6 @ $3.00 each, (650)341-1861 CHAIN - 3/8 galvanized, one - 15, $25; one - 19, $35; (650)873-6304. CONAIR DELUXE foot bath with accessories, $10., (650)679-9359 DESIGNER PERFUME Cabotine, never used, in box, $20. (510)777-1162. FABRIC - Misc, 15 yards, Felt, knit, burlap & cotton. $30/all,(650)369-7487

311 Musical Instruments

BALDWIN PIANO, walnut, console, excellent condition! SOLD!

List your upcoming garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, yard sale, rummage sale, clearance sale, or whatever sale you have... in the Daily Journal. Reach over 58,450 readers from South San Francisco to Palo Alto. in your local newspaper. Its only $49 / $69 for up to three days. Call (650)344-5200

440 Apartments

Reach 58,450 drivers from South SF to Palo Alto

Call (650)344-5200

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 BALDWIN Grand Piano, L Model, immaculate condition. $13,500. (916)486-8110

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

325 Estate Sales

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices


120 Devonshire Blvd.
(x-st. San Carlos Ave & Alameda)
BURLINGAME - Two bedroom apartment, $1,600., Fresh paint, large kitchen, two bath, carpeted, water & garbage incl., parking, close to Cal Train, no pets, (650)697-1151. 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. BURLINGAME - One bedroom, $900., fresh paint, easy access to freeways, water & garbage included, parking, no pets, (650)697-1151.

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.

318 Sports Equipment

AIR HOCKEY TABLE wilson brand good conditon includes automatic scorer, $99. (650)591-2393 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. KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1250., (650)591-1035

July 26 & 27 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Chandeliers, furniture, kitchenware items, clothes, rugs, books, home decor, glassware, art & much, much more!

Fax your request to: 650-344-5290 Email them to:

CHEVROLET 90 CORVETTE - Excellent condition! $15,000 or best offer. 33K miles, AT, AC, red, garaged. Call (650)349-4120


Friday July 25, 2008

620 Automobiles 620 Automobiles
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. 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, $1,395/obo. (650)345-2869. auto,


620 Automobiles
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-BENZ89, 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 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, $995/obo. (650)345-2869.

620 Automobiles
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. 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 99 Avalon auto, blue/gray. $10,999. #8453T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 VOLVO 04 S60, 2.5T, fully loaded. AWD, 40K miles, with warranty, very clean! $17,500. (650)341-1067. 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!

630 Trucks & SUVs

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 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

670 Auto Service

CHRYSLER 93 LeBaron. Good Condition. $3,500. Call (650)952-4590. DODGE 03 NEON, 4 cylinder, manual trans a/c, $2,595. (650)345-2869. 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., fully loaded, perfect condition, $8,900., (650)364-1955 FORD MUSTANG 06 Convertible - 27K miles, black & white, fully loaded, air conditioning, multi-compactive, alloyed wheels, ABS, under warr. $14,000. (415)722-7222. 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!! 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 HONDA 88 Accord 2 door, manual transmission, $995/obo. Call (650)3452869. HYUNDAI 05 ELANTRA, Fully loaded, excellent condition, 41K miles, $8,000, (650)222-9999

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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, $695/obo. (650)345-2869. TOYOTA 05 Sienna XLE minivan gray, $26,588. #8460P. Toyota 101. (650)365-5000

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869 California Dr., Burlingame


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.


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NISSAN 06 Murano, silver, gray, 6 cyl, $19,988. #8436P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

SCION 05 XB, 5 speed, blue/black, $13,995. #8380T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000

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 ccs, $6K, (650)492-1298. YAMAHA 02 (408)639-0154. 426. $3,500 o/b/o.

609 California Dr, Burlingame
670 Auto Parts
LUMBER RACK for extra cab pickup, excellent condition, SOLD!

610 Crossword Puzzle

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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. 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.

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.

670 Auto Parts

MERCEDES GRILL, $50 and tools, air compressor, welder, air tolls, and lots of loose tools. Best offer for all! (650)5330166 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

672 Auto Stereos

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

630 Trucks & SUVs

CHEVROLET 99 Silverado Shortbed 2 door, 40k mi, white, orig owner. Exceptional Garaged, Showrm quality $10,500 (650)766-5236 (650) 504-1827 CHEVROLET99 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

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Gatzert previously denied the defense argument the warrant improperly invaded the condentiality of patients without a compelling reason. He requested more arguments, though, based on an April U.S. Supreme Court ruling which questioned if violation of state law renders moot federal search and seizure rules. Ayres is charged with 20 felonies stemming from seven alleged victims between 1991 and 1996. Dozens more made allegations but fell outside the statute of limitations. Accusations against Ayres have swirled since a former patient accused him of child abuse in 2003. Ayres settled the case in 2005 for an undisclosed sum and he was never The new zoning would affect three specic areas Village Center, Firehouse Square and Belmont Station. Ralston Avenue, Sixth Street, ONeill Street and El Camino Realbound Village Square. Firehouse Square is in the area of the old Fire Station 14 near Civic Lane. Belmont Station reaches from the train station east on the block bordered by Masonic Way and Ralston Avenue. The most signicant development would likely occur in the Belmont Station area. The underutilized area could become a district of unique shops and housing, according to the proposal. City officials are using cities like Burlingame, Mountain View and Berkeleys Fourth Street as example of what could be done in Belmont. charged criminally until the March 2006 search of his home and storage locker. As a result of publicity after the civil settlement, 10 alleged victims ultimately came forward but all were beyond the statute of limitations for both criminal prosecution and medical license suspension. Police were at their wits ends and seized the records as a nal effort, San Mateo Deputy Police Chief Mike Callagy previously told the court. Three alleged victims with the statute turned up which generated national publicity and another approximately 27 to 29 other victims, four of which also fell within the statute. Ayres practice included private clients and referrals from both the juvenile justice sysLeaders must decide what type of buildings they would want, how many housing units should be allowed per acre and how the buildings should appear from the street. The city has already prepared for some development with recent decisions. Earlier this year, the city moved the historic Emmett House from the citys retail hub near Ralston Avenue and El Camino Real to a nearby residential area. It also approved a plan that would allow property owners on the east side of Highway 101, near the citys corporation yard, to assemble their land for the possibility of a future large-scale development. The City Council and Planning Commission will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 at City Hall, 1 Twin Pines Lane.

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charges against Ayres. Gatzert was expected to take the matter under submission and rule within the week. Instead, he offered both sides his ruling and declined to hear further argument. The warrant is a key decision in the Ayres case. If the document was tossed, so would any charges directly stemming from the les it uncovered. Without those victims, the prosecution case is substantially weakened.

tem and school districts. He also became known as president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and for hosting the sex education series Time of Your Life. Ayres received juvenile court referrals up through 2004. San Mateo police first began looking at Ayres in 2002 after a former patient accused him of molestation during the 1970s when he was 13. After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the statute of limitations nixed criminal prosecution, the victim and Ayres reached a confidential settlement in July 2005. In a deposition for the lawsuit, Ayres reportedly admitted conducting physical exams of patients as part of his care.

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downtown that attracts the all-important tax dollar. Its not a new idea, but one that has had little success. City leaders have discussed over the years ways to improve the heart of the city. A downtown plan passed in 1992 hasnt gone far and new plans would allow mixeduse developments that have ground-floor retail with residential units up to ve stories high. Retail would attract sales tax for the city and residential units offer developers and property owners financial incentive for rebuilding.

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of mindless vandalism, said Miller. Miller unveiled plans to update elds and tracks at four schools Aragon, Capuchino, Hillsdale and Mills late last year. The plan called for each school to receive natural turf upgrades, new tracks, restrooms, drainage and safety improvements. School communities had the option of making up the cost difference roughly $500,000 if it wants to upgrade the renovation to synthetic turf. Mills went for natural turf. Anyone with information should call the Millbrae Police Department at 259-2300.







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