Wednesday • June 4, 2008 • Vol VIII, Edition 250


Hill wins Assembly bid
By Michelle Durand

San Mateo County Supervisor Jerry Hill triumphed in the threeway Democratic primary race for state Assembly which pitted him against the Millbrae mayor who unsuccessfully ran for her father’s seat four years before and the consumer advocate whose wife once sat

Jerry Hill

on that city’s council. “I am very happy,” Hill said. “You have no idea.” Hill, 59, declared victory in the 19th district State Assembly race

over Gina Papan, 46, and Community College District Board President Richard Holober, 55, at approximately 11 p.m.with less than half the precincts left to count. By midnight, Hill remained optimistic the numbers would continue to rise and said he had no concern about early results which kept Papan ahead until approximately 10:30 p.m.

“That was anticipated. Those numbers were early absentees based on $300,000 in special interest money that skewed results. That was expected and now I feel very positive,” Hill said. Holober called Hill to concede but Papan did not, he said. Holober, who coincidentally held his Election Night gathering at a union hall adjacent to Hill, did not

return a call for com- Inside ment. Neither did Papan, watching Further returns at a private election results gathering. Hill received 37.2 See pages 6-8 percent of the Democratic vote, followed by Papan with 35.5 percent

See HILL, Page 31

Franchi wins judicial seat
Sole judge race close
By Michelle Durand

Family law arbitrator Don Franchi narrowly beat out civil attorney Jerry Nastari for San Mateo County’s sole contested judicial seat — a battle in which Nastari’s out-ofcounty residency and Franchi’s desire to only oversee family Don Franchi law cases were the two biggest points. F r a n c h i received 28,579 votes — or, 51.3 percent — while Nastari received 27, 142 votes, or 48.7 percent. F r a n c h i Jerry Nastari grabbed an early — albeit, slim — lead from the first results and held on throughout the night. After the final tallies, Franchi said he was walking on air over the victory and excited about his new career path. He also believes his win sends a message. “I think it shows that people recognize the problem with having inexperienced judges,” Franchi said. He will fill the slot created by the retirement of judge John Runde. In California, judges serve sixyear terms and are elected in nonpartisan races in June and November of even-numbered years. Vacancies between elections are filled by gubernatorial appointments. Maintaining their positions

Obama seals nomination
Election pits McCain vs.Barack
By Liz Sidoti

Seven different sports.Ten different athletes.The spring sports season is the largest of the year.The Daily Journal presents the top athletes of the spring over the next week,starting with baseball and softball. See stories page 13

WASHINGTON — Change is coming, that much Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama agree on as they plunge into a five-month campaign for the White House. The primaries behind them, the presidential rivals were wasting no time drawing the battle line for a fall fight that will make history with the election of either the oldest firstterm president in McCain or the first black leader in Obama. In Barack Obama

See OBAMA, Page 20

Achieving a dream
By Heather Murtagh

College wasn’t in Martin Peña’s plan for most of his life. The 17year-old teen from East Palo Alto grew up helping his This graduation season with family busi- Martin Peña the Daily Journal salutes
the accomplishments of outstanding seniors.

See JUDGE, Page 31

See MARTIN, Page 20


Wednesday • June 4, 2008

Snapshot Inside


Quote of the Day
“I want what I have always fought for: I want the nearly 18 million people who voted for me to be respected and heard.”
— Hillary Clinton “Clinton open to VP nod,” see page 8

The paradox of Mexican beer See page 19

Local Weather Forecast
Wednesday: Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning then mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Becoming 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s to mid 50s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Becoming 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s to upper 60s.

Star tells Princeton graduates to keep status quo See page 22

A man walks past a float depicting Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion during a celebration marking Jerusalem Day in Jerusalem.

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This Day in History
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The Pacific Battle of Midway began during World War II; three days later, American naval forces claimed a decisive victory over the Japanese. In 1784, opera singer Elizabeth Thible became the first woman to fly aboard a Montgolfier hot-air balloon, over Lyon, France. In 1878, the Ottoman Empire turned over control of Cyprus to the British. In 1892, the Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco. In 1896, Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a “quadricycle,” through the streets of Detroit. In 1939, the German ocean liner St. Louis, carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Germany, was turned away from the Florida coast by U.S. officials. In 1940, the Allied military evacuation from Dunkirk, France, ended. In 1954, French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc signed treaties in Paris according “complete independence” to Vietnam. In 1979, Joe Clark of the Progressive Conservatives became the 16th prime minister of Canada. In 1989, Chinese army troops stormed Beijing to crush a prodemocracy movement, killing hundreds, possibly thousands, of people. Ten years ago: A federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. Americans aboard the shuttle Discovery arrived at the Russian space station Mir to pick up U.S. astronaut Andrew Thomas, who’d spent four months in orbit.

Thought for the Day
“If America forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.” — Carl Sandburg, American writer (1878-1967)


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Actor Bruce Dern is 72. Musician Roger Ball is 64. Actress-singer Michelle Phillips is 64. Jazz musician Anthony Braxton is 63. Singer Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon) is 63. Rock musician Danny Brown (The Fixx) is 57. Actor Parker Stevenson is 56. Actor Keith David is 52. Actress Julie Gholson is 50. Actor Eddie Velez is 50. Singermusician El DeBarge is 47. Actress Julie White is 47. Tennis player Andrea Jaeger is 43. Actor Scott Wolf is 40. Actor Noah Wyle is 37. Rock musician Stefan Lessard (The Dave Matthews Band) is 34. Actor-comedian Russell Brand is 33. Rock musician JoJo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 28. tower lobby changed the hotel industry, architecturally speaking, because the focus of hotels prior to that had been to eliminate extra space. *** The Hoover Dam is a major supplier of hydroelectric power on the Colorado River. Completed in 1936, the dam was originally called the Boulder Dam. *** Fish that live in salt water and migrate to fresh water to spawn are called anadromous. *** In the coming-of-age television series “The Wonder Years (1988-1993) Kevin Arnold, played by Fred Savage (born 1976), attended Hillcrest Grammar School and hung out at the Pizza Barn with his friend Winnie Cooper, played by Danica McKellar (born 1975). *** Answer: “Taxi Driver” (1976), “New York, New York” (1977), “Raging Bull” (1980), “The King of Comedy” (1983), “Goodfellas” (1990), “Cape Fear” (1991), “Casino” (1995). In addition to working as a team of director and actor, Scorsese and DeNiro have been involved in other projects together. The most recent was the animated movie “Shark Tale” (2004) where both provided voices of characters.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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he Bay of Fundy in Canada has the highest tides in the world. At certain times of the year, the difference between high tide and low tide is 53 feet. *** The Ewing family lived on the Southfork Ranch in the prime time soap opera “Dallas” (1978-1991). *** Mary Anderson (1859-1940) was granted a patent in 1903 for her invention, the windshield wiper. By 1916, windshield wipers were standard equipment on all American cars. *** Both South Dakota and Florida had the state motto “Sunshine State” until South Dakota changed its nickname to the “Mount Rushmore State” in 1992. *** Some classic songs with summer in the title are “Summertime Blues” (1958) by Eddie Cochran (1938-1960), “Summer in the City” (1966) by Lovin’ Spoonful and “Cruel Summer” (1984) by Banarama. ***


The worst avalanche in history occurred at Mount Huascaran, Peru in 1970. An earthquake caused landslides from the 22,000-foot mountain. The town of Yungay was buried, causing 20,000 fatalities. *** Martin Scorsese (born 1942) has directed Robert DeNiro (born 1943) in eight movies. The first was “Mean Streets” in 1973. Can you name the other seven movies? See answer at end. *** In terms of distance, the most difficult major league ballpark for a player to hit a home run is Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The distance from home plate to the center field fence is 435 feet. *** While driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 1954, Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990) was in a car crash and suffered the loss of his left eye. *** In September 2005 BIC announced that they sold 100-billion ballpoint pens since 1950. *** One of the most frequently asked questions to the Gerber company is “how can I get my baby in Gerber advertisements?” The company's answer is that all of the babies in Gerber ads are models, so the first step is to register your baby with a local modeling agency. *** The first atrium hotel in the world was a Hyatt hotel opened in Atlanta in 1967. The 21-story skylight atrium



Wednesday • June 4, 2008


South City to study budget
By Heather Murtagh

Local briefs
County analyzing state May revise
San Mateo County is estimated to lose approximately $29.3 million based on cuts proposed in the governor’s May revise of the state budget. County officials have been penciling out the impact of the governor’s revisions since they were announced May 14. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, County Manager John Maltbie offered a preliminary analysis. The cuts include: • $13.1 million in reductions to the Human Services Agency; • $5.8 million in reductions to the Health Department; • $8 million in reductions to local public safety, including complete elimination of funding for the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act, juvenile probation and camp funding, Mentally Ill Offender and Crime Reduction program and booking fees. The state budget crisis has already caused $7.4 million in funding reductions, according to Maltbie. The governor’s May Revise noted a $17.2 billion budget shortfall and proposed to fill the gap with $8.1 billion in revenues an $9.1 billion in cuts.

The South San Francisco City Council estimates a $1 million increase in revenue next year, but also $1.4 million more in bills. The city called a special study session Wednesday to examine the details of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Estimates have the city general fund revenue increasing from $63.5 million to $64.5 million, said Finance Director Jim Steele. At the same time, the city expects to see costs raise from $63 million to $64.4 million. Increased costs do come with some benefits for residents such as increased police and fire staff. The estimates call for the city to have a $13.7 million reserve. A drop is expected for several of the city’s revenue sources most notably in relation to a reduction in building permits which, in turn, will create a loss in sales tax generated from construction sales, said Steele.

On a better note, the city anticipates a 2 percent increase in sales tax including revenue from the new Lowe’s home improvement store. Property taxes are expected to raise 4 percent. Hotel taxes are estimated to have a small increase — $150,000. Revenues from two voter-approved measures will be helpful in the upcoming year. For example, In June 2006, a former United Airlines employee parking structure in South San Francisco city was converted by the San Francisco International Airport into a commercial parking lot. Later that year, discussions between South City, the airport and the city and county of San Francisco ended with a $150,000 annual tax was agreed upon as a result — about a 1 percent tax rate on that garage. Measure C brought the tax rate up to the 8 percent tax other garages pay by putting the burden onto the customers. Now the city anticipates $550,000 from the one property. Additionally, the city’s business license tax increase goes into effect Jan.

1, 2009 generating $400,000. Some changes can be expected next year like an expansion in ambulance services from a 12-hour to a 24-hour service. The expanded hours are estimated to cost $275,000. Three police officer positions currently left vacant will be filled, totaling about $400,000. A dispatcher position will also be added to the police department. An increase will be seen in the city attorney budget to reflect an increase in litigation during recent years, according to a staff report prepared by Steele. Steele also set aside $400,000 for both years to prepare for the state budget uncertainty. The council meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at the City Hall conference room, 400 Grand Ave.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

Seventh annual dads picnic planned
The Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County will mark Father’s Day with its yearly picnic at Coyote Point Park. The picnic includes games, family entertainment, lunch and the annual Fatherhood Awards presented by Supervisor Jerry Hill. “I look forward to this event each year,” Hill said. “It is a wonderful way for fathers and their children to spend the day together and to recognize fathers and the important role they play in the development of their children.” The Fatherhood Collaborative’s goal is to increase awareness about the value of fathers and other significant male caregivers in the lives of children. The picnic highlights Fatherhood Awareness Week in the county. The free Dad and Me at the Park annual event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Coyote Point Park, 1961 Coyote Point drive, San Mateo.

Teen facing seven years prison in teacher assault
By Michelle Durand

A San Mateo teen who knocked two teeth from a Woodside High School teacher breaking up a fight in November faces up to seven years in prison after pleading no contest to felony assault and admitting he caused great bodily injury. Lamarr Timmons, 19, changed his plea in return for prosecutors dropping four other felonies. Judge Cliff Cretan placed a sevenyear maximum on the deal when Timmons is sentenced Aug. 1.

“We’re very pleased with this resolution,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Timmons previously pleaded not guilty in the Nov. 5 attack but was ordered to trial after a two-day preliminary hearing. The incident reportedly happened just after school let out. The teacher, whose name is being withheld for his safety, was walking home from school and came upon a group of teenagers arguing in the area of Alameda de las Pulgas and Hull Avenue, authorities said. The teacher attempted to calm the situation but was allegedly punched in the

mouth by the suspect. He lost two teeth in the attack and required oral surgery to repair the injury, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A two-month investigation involving numerous interviews with witnesses and cooperation from the Woodside High School community led to Timmons’ arrest. Timmons remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Michelle Durand can be reached by e-mail: michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.


Wednesday • June 4, 2008



Sanchez named Apartment fire displaces 20 assistant sheriff
By Dana Yates

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Trisha Sanchez is set to become the first woman to serve as assistant sheriff in the department’s 150-year history. Sanchez will replace Greg Trindle, who retires at the end of the month after serving 36 years with the Sheriff’s Office. Sanchez was the first woman in the department to rise to the rank of captain and will move to the new position July 1. She will be the third in command under Sheriff Greg Munks and Undersheriff Carlos Bolanos. Sanchez comes from a long lineage of law enforcement. Generations ago, her great grandfathers, Captain Don Tomas Sanchez founded the town of Laredo, Texas, in 1755. Another direct descendant, Dario Sanchez, became the sheriff of Webb County, Texas in 1883. Trisha Sanchez, however, grew up in the Southern California town of Sierra Madre. She moved to Menlo Park when her family relocated to Northern California, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A graduate of Woodside High School, Sanchez worked in the restaurant business while attending the College of San Mateo. Two seminal events spurred the realization that she wanted to do more; She attended a career day at the Trisha Sanchez county fairgrounds and accompanying an uncle, who was a Los Angeles police sergeant, on ride-a-longs, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Sanchez became a reserve officer with the Sheriff’s Office and soon went to work fulltime as a patrol deputy working the areas of Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Woodside, and our coastal communities. During that time, Sanchez attended school and earned both a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in leadership, according to the department, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Dana Yates can be reached by e-mail: dana@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 106.

A two-alarm fire broke out in a Redwood City apartment complex late yesterday morning, damaging seven units and displacing 20 residents, Redwood City fire Battalion Chief Geoff Balton said. The blaze was reported at about 11:10 a.m. at the complex at 150 Harrison Ave. A second alarm was called at 11:47 a.m. and a total 47 firefighters combated the fire at the two-story apartment, which sits upon a carport, according to Balton. It appears as though the fire started in the carport where it damaged two or three vehicles before spreading to the first floor of the complex, Balton said. A total of seven units, all on the first floor, were damaged and two or three of them sustained direct fire damage, according to Balton. Fifteen adults and five children were displaced by the blaze, however no residents were injured. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion and was treated at the scene, Balton said. The fire was declared under control at 12:10 p.m.


Firefighters removed part of a wall at a two-alarm fire that destroyed a carport and caused water and smoke damage to four apartment units.



Wednesday • June 4, 2008


Registry discussion creates stir
By Heather Murtagh

Around the state
Three college students charged for dry ice bombs
ATHERTON — Three students are facing felony charges after making and detonating dry ice bombs at Menlo College. Authorities say the three learned to build frozen carbon dioxide bombs from a video on YouTube. At least three bombs exploded before police tracked the students down. The Daily Post in Palo Alto reported that two police officers sustained minor ear injuries from one explosion. Authorities say there is no evidence the students intended to harm people. Mike Guilfoile, Justin Levey and Daljit Tut were charged by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office Tuesday with felony counts for possession of a destructive device. No court date has been set.

Creating an inventory of small details and buildings is causing a rift of those in Burlingame between those looking to aid in maintaining historical elements and property owners who claim to be blindsided by the requirements the denotation brings with it. Capturing those small details is one required part of Burlingame’s Downtown Specific Plan, which currently is being developed. For planning purposes, the draft index will be an asset to many in the city. Some property owners, on the other hand, stress it will mean a loss of funds and a delay in development projects currently in progress. A couple members of the City Council also felt misinformed of the effects of such a list. Both groups aired grievances at a special study session last night. “None of this information was presented before we made the decision,” said Vice Mayor Ann Keighran. “I was told it’s voluntary. Turns out, it’s not. But none of the consequences, the criteria that would be established, none of that was explained to us. In my mind we made this decision without having the information.” Councilwoman Cathy Baylock, on the other hand, argued the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, known as CEQA, were discussed a number of times previously. “I hope we can allow this as a tool and not a punishment for something,” she said. Confusion arose as the result of a few different laws. Being on a national or state historic registry does not add requirements for a property owner, explained Bruce Anderson, Urban Conservation and Urban Design consultant. CEQA, on the other hand, does, said

“We let a lot of things go through,perhaps out of ignorance.We have the chance to get set value that is in calculable.When you think about it, that’s why people move to Burlingame,due to its character.”
— Councilwoman Terry Nagel

Community Development Director Bill Meeker. If a property owner wants to do work on building that requires city approval it is subject to CEQA. Under CEQA, any property that potentially has a historical interest must be studied in greater length. Burlingame requires property owners to cover the cost of such a study. Keighran and Mayor Rosalie O’Mahony pointed to this unintentional added cost as a point of contention. Although Councilman Jerry Deal shared the concern, he also recognized that creating a large downtown specific plan requires such an index to be finished before moving forward. Councilwoman Terry Nagel pointed out the irony of the city being days away from celebrating its centennial and disagreeing about preserving history. “We let a lot of things go through, perhaps out of ignorance. We have the chance to get set value that is in calculable. When you think about it, that’s why people move to Burlingame, due to its character,” she said. “A cursory review leads me to wonder if we got our money’s worth. Did they just point to every third building and say that’s historic?” asked property owner Riyad Salma. Alex Mortazavi, who owns two buildings on Douglas Avenue on the proposed list, planned to turn his buildings into condominiums. An exten-

sive study of the area would not have been necessary for such a project when Mortazavi purchased the buildings, he said. “As property owners, we got no notices. We had no formal notices. … It was not until this list came out [that we were notified]. I was totally blindsided. I feel that this downtown specific plan is counter productive,” he said. Burlingame began looking into such a list in 2007 as part of the development of the Downtown Specific Plan. The council hired consultant for the project who, in turn, secured Carey & Co. to create the historic inventory. Work was done to identify buildings over 50 years old then examine details of those buildings within a certain area of the city considered to be part of the downtown. From that list, additional research was completed then buildings were placed on two lists: potentially historic and having historic details but not eligible for historic lists. Being on the proposed list does not guarantee a property will end up on the list. The city is currently accepting further information about properties, which may prohibit those from being on the list.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

Magnitude-3.9 quake strikes north of Vallejo
FAIRFIELD — A small earthquake has struck Solano County, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.9 quake hit just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was centered about 10 miles north-northeast of Vallejo and 35 miles north-northeast of San Francisco. Some residents near the temblor’s epicenter reported pictures falling off the walls from the sharp jolt.


Wednesday • June 4, 2008

sive government and I appreciate the voters’ trust and confidence.” Church, 56, of Millbrae represents District 1 which includes areas between west San Mateo and South San Francisco east of El Camino Real. The district also includes San Francisco International Airport. As of 11:30 p.m., with more than half of the 553 precincts reporting, Church received 84.3 percent of the vote while former airline mechanic Nikas, 60, of San Mateo, received 15. 7 percent. Jacobs Gibson, 61, of East Palo Alto, represents District 4 which includes East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City and the unincorporated areas of North Fair Oaks and Oak Knoll. Based on the 11:30 p.m. tallies, Jacobs Gibson received 67.8 percent of the vote while Ravenswood School Board Trustee Bostic, 61, of East Palo Alto garnered 32.2 percent. Tissier, 52, of Daly City, represents District 5 which includes Brisbane, Colma, Daly City, South San Francisco (west of El Camino Real) and Broadmoor Country Club Park Tissier ran unopposed for her entry onto the board, filling the seat from termed-out supervisor Mike Nevin. While Tissier was freed from campaigning, both Church and Jacobs Gibson urged voters to let


Incumbents retain supervisor seats
By Michelle Durand

The Board of Supervisors will remain unchanged for the time being as three incumbents — two challenged by newcomers and one running unopposed — handily retained their seats in Tuesday’s election. Supervisors Mark Church and Rose Jacobs Gibson beat out respective opponents Demetrios Nikas and John Bostic while Supervisor Adrienne Tissier faced no challenger for a second term. “I am extremely pleased with the results,” said Church, the current board vice president. “Obviously the people appreciate good, respon-

Speier wins in landslide
By Dana Yates

See BOARD, Page 31

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, will likely keep her newly won Congressional seat after last night’s landslide in the Democratic primary. Speier won the position during an April special election held after Tom Lantos died while serving his 27 year in Congress. Speier was already planning to challenge Lantos during the primary. She is

Jackie Speier

now running as an incumbent to keep the seat. By winning yesterday’s primary a g a i n s t Democratic challengers, Speier will face Republican Greg Conlon in

See SPEIER, Page 8



Wednesday • June 4, 2008


Measure O Park tax turned down
By Heather Murtagh

A proposal for a one-eighth-cent sales tax to fund county parks had no organized opposition, no funding shortfall and no lack of endorsements yet it fell short of the twothirds majority mark needed to pass. The dedicated tax could have raked in between $15 million and $16 million each year, based on 2002 sales tax information. But voters defeated it with 60.2 percent voting yes, falling short of the 66.7 percent required margin to pass. The loss means a new revenue stream dedicated for parks will not be coming to the county. For volunteers and

supporters this effort, which was the second for the measure, was still more successful. For Julia Bott, executive director of the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation, executing the plan of gaining support and volunteers while educating the public was a success. The 8 p.m. results showed over 58 percent in favor — a 10 percent increase over early results during the 2006 election. Missing the mark is not unfamiliar to the effort. In 2006, Measure A — the same proposal — fell short as well. Outreach coordinator Holly Van Houten decided to get involved to make a difference. The measure meant supporting the parks she

wanted to see preserved and taken care of for her daughter. For San Mateo, Measure O would have meant about $1 million annually, said Mayor Carole Groom. “That could mean a new soccer field, new children’ playgrounds. It could be money to for the Bay Meadows’ park,” she said. Overall, it would mean upgrades to the infrastructure. Updates would not happen in the near future without the Measure O funds. The City Council recently increased the park-in-lieu fees, which would help, she said. If it had passed, the county was slated to receive 42 percent of the tax revenue, with 6 percent going to three special districts and the 20 cities splitting the remaining 42 per-

cent. The money could not have been used to buy new land or replace city parks’ budgets but would maintain the current green space and programming. It was estimated to average $18 per year per person — or $1.50 per month. Measure proponents worked more than two years to bring the last measure to voters. The idea not only needed Board of Supervisors’ approval to place it on the ballot, but also required a special state bill allowing the specific percentage. The county could ask for any other percentage without state approval but local advocates decided on oneeighth after polling and study. After its failure, tax proponents refused to throw in the towel.

Earlier this year, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance proposing it again and agreed to place it on the June ballot rather than wait for November. The resurrected measure is literally the same policy, language and distribution plan of the failed attempt. There is no plan to attempt a third tax. Bott hopes those who supported the measure will begin to individually support local parks in their community.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.


Wednesday • June 4, 2008

By Samantha Young


City parcel tax State approves Prop 99 too close to call

By Heather Murtagh

A $78-per-parcel tax before Millbrae voters created results too close to call last night leaving the community wondering if the second attempt to lessen the effects of revenue loss will be successful. Measure P has the potential to generate up to $492,648 for the district annually before the senior exemptions. A fraction of a percentage is the shortfall for the Millbrae measure last night with 66.2 percent voting yes, according to semi-official election results provided by the San Mateo County Elections Office. The measure requires a 66.7 percent yes vote to pass. The parcel tax was put on the ballot to help alleviate a potential loss of revenue in the upcoming year, as well as address previous cuts. "Because we have been forced to cut our budget by $1.8 million over the past few years, we are seriously jeopardizing our ability to continue our excellent educational programs. Therefore, we need a successful property tax, Measure P, election to support the expected and deserved excellent education for all of our students," Superintendent Shirley Martin previously said. Results were close all evening. Supporters were anxious but optimistic throughout the evening, said Svetlana Vaksberg, Friends of Excellent Millbrae Schools co-chair. Millbrae began cuts five years ago totaling more than $1.8 million during that time. The anticipated loss of $570,000 would be an addi-

tional reduction. In October, the board approved cuts including the elimination of two instructional aide positions, laying off one instructional aide, reducing the hours of two computer aides, reducing the hours of four library technicians, reducing one noon duty assignment and reducing two instructional aides. Ten and a half hours of daily classroom help was restored utilizing parent donations. Many of the proposed state cuts affect areas already cut by the district. Those against Measure P say state cuts will not be as drastic and explained money can be raised locally to cover shortfalls. District parents, however, argue not having a parcel tax will negatively impact education. The parcel money could be used to offset state budget cuts, to reinstate eliminated music, library, instructional and technology aides and custodians, protect teachers from layoffs and to support and maintain the district's academic programs and classroom health and safety. Positions previously cut will not be restored if Measure P fails, according to information provided by the district. More cuts, including teachers, would be possible in this situation. In May 2007, voters declined a proposed $78 annual, five-year parcel tax. The all-mail ballot showed 2,743 voters — 64.4 percent — were in favor of Measure R falling just short of the required 66.7 percent.

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LOS ANGELES — A property rights initiative shielding California homeowners from government seizures won approval Tuesday while a broader property rights measure was defeated. Voters approved Proposition 99 and rejected Proposition 98, dueling ballot measures intended to limit when governments can force Californians to sell their homes for private development projects, like shopping malls, hotels and housing. That’s where the similarities ended in the expensive campaign battle over property rights. Proposition 98 also sought protections for businesses and farms and a phasing out of rent control in a state that has some of the highest rents in the country. With 27 percent of precincts reporting, Proposition 99 had 65 percent of the vote. Proposition 98 had a 57 percent no vote with 27 percent of precincts reporting. The approval of Proposition 99 was a victory for the California League of Cities and environmentalists who placed their measure on the ballot as a narrower alternative. “I think the enactment of Proposition 99 shows voters respond to a clean, simple message of protecting homes,” said Tom Adams, board president of the California League of Conservation Voters, which backed the measure. “The voters do not like ballot initiatives that hide things in the fine print.” Proposition 98 marked the second instance in two years where California voters were asked to pass sweeping property rights initiatives as part a national backlash to a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005. The court found that a Connecticut redevelopment authority had the right to seize private property for hotels, shopping centers and other private developments. The decision marked a departure from the

traditional use of eminent domain, which is typically used when governments build roads, schools or other public projects. Landlords and business owners supporting Proposition 98 argued that local rent control ordinances for apartments, duplexes and mobile home parks constrained their right to run a business. It was the rent control provision that fueled most of the opposition to the measure. Groups representing senior citizens, minorities and low-income renters said the initiative would strike a host of tenant-protection laws, making it easier for landlords to evict renters. Although rent control was at the center of the dispute, Proposition 98’s radio and television advertising made no mention of it. The narrower Proposition 99 will only slightly change existing law, prohibiting government from taking a single-family home or condominium for private redevelopment in places where an owner has lived for at least a year. It will continue to require government to pay property owners fair market value if their land is taken for roads, schools, hospitals and other public projects. Proposition 98’s architects included the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Farm Bureau. Those groups said eminent domain reform also must ban government from taking businesses, farms and churches for private redevelopment. “When people realize there’s no protections in 99, I think the angst will still be there,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “The issue of eminent domain abuse is not over.” Coupal said his organization would lobby the state Legislature this year to limit government seizures of small businesses. Their measure also was written to prohibit government from taking any property for its natural resources — a provision that led Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, to oppose Proposition 98.

U.S.,Israel:World not doing enough to stop Iran nukes
By Anne Gearan

WASHINGTON — The United States and Israel said Tuesday the rest of the world isn’t doing enough to stop Iran from getting the bomb and accused Iran of continuing a covert drive for nuclear weapons, although U.S. intelligence has said Tehran quit its active warhead program years ago. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israel’s embattled leader, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, both used speeches to a pro-Israel lobbying group to complain that European and other nations are undermining the hard line against Iran’s nuclear program by pursuing business relationships with Tehran. “Our partners in Europe and beyond need to exploit Iran’s vulnerabilities more vigorously and impose greater costs on the regime — economically, financially, politically and diplomatically,” Rice said. Olmert went further, saying in prepared

Condoleezza Rice

remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that other countries should penalize Iran by barring business travelers, blocking financial transactions and imposing sanctions on Iran’s import of refined gasoline and on countries that perform that task for oil-rich but facilities-poor

Iran. “Each and every country must understand that the long-term cost of a nuclear Iran greatly outweighs the short-term benefits of doing business with Iran,” Olmert said. Neither Olmert nor Rice mentioned Olmert’s legal and political woes. A corruption investigation threatens to bring down Olmert’s government and perhaps with it U.S. hopes for a framework Mideast peace deal this year. the seat against Speier in November, but died Feb. 11 of esophageal cancer. Speier began her political career as a staff member for U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan in the 1970s. She went with Ryan to Jonestown, Guyana to investigate Jim Jones and the People’s Temple cult in 1978. During that trip, Ryan was assassinated and Speier was shot and left for dead on a tarmac in Guyana. She survived and her career continued. She ran an unsuccessful campaign to fill Ryan’s seat after his assassination. She was later elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1980 at the age of 30. She was elected to the state Assembly in 1986 and served until termed out. Speier was elected to the state Senate in 1998. She made an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor in 2006.

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Conlon won 64.6 of the Republic primary. His only challenger, Mike Moloney, received 35.4 percent of the vote, according to reports released by the San Mateo County elections office at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Speier took in 91.6 percent of the Democratic vote, according to the elections office. Both candidates received similar voting percentages from voters registered as declined to state. The 12th Congressional District represents most of San Mateo County and a southern portion of San Francisco. Tom Lantos held the seat for 27 years and was expected to defend



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A reminder of the ultimate price of freedom
By Wayne and Judy Bayliff

here are many historical travel destinations in these United States, but to Americans, few have the emotional relevance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Located in our National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., the tomb is dedicated to lost and missing American soldiers from all wars. The Tomb was established on Nov. 11, 1921 with the Interment of an unknown soldier who died in World War I. He was laid to rest directly beneath the now famous flat-sided marble sarcophagus inscribed “HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER KNOWN BUT TO GOD.” Subsequent burials from the conflicts of WWII, Korea, and most recently, Vietnam, were made near, but not under the sarcophagus. Due to advancements in forensic science, the Vietnam era unknown was exhumed in 1998. DNA iden-


tified the remains of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie. After proper protocol, he was reinterred near his family home in St. Louis. The government decided not to replace the identified Vietnam unknown. Instead, the original Vietnam tomb inscription now reads “Honoring and Keeping Faith with America’s Missing Servicemen.” Because of science, it may be that the Korean War interred will be the last unknown buried at Arlington. Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns is a solemn duty, reserved for our finest soldiers. Since 1937, the U.S. Army has guarded the Tomb every minute of every day. On April 6, 1948, the permanent honor was bestowed on the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. “The Old Guard,” is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the US Army, and can trace its origins to 1784. ‘Sentinels’ is the name given to the elite soldiers chosen to stand watch at the Tomb. They are generally men (but three women have also served), and typically have

the rank of private first class or specialist. They stand between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 4 inches tall and must be proportionally built. They average 22 years of age. The Sentinels do not wear insignia of rank lest they outrank the Unknowns — whatever their rank may have been. Their uniforms are made of wool, and worn through cold winters and hot summers on the Potomac. Sunglasses are issued to protect the Sentinel’s eyes from the sun reflecting off the many marble monuments, and their gloves are wetted to assure a firm grip on their ceremonial rifle stock. Inclement weather never affects the watch. The Sentinels have a motto; “Soldiers never die until they are forgotten. Tomb Guards never forget.” Good Americans are like Sentinels — and will never forget the sacrifices made by the citizens of our armed services. We owe them and their families so much more than we currently provide.

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Mom comes first
Editor, This letter is in response to the mother asking us to contact our representatives to get more funding for child care. This is indeed a crisis. The solution, however, is not more funding for day care centers, but decreasing income taxes so that more mothers can stay home with their children. As for those mothers who claim that work “fulfills them” and working makes them “a better parent” I have two questions: 1) Exactly how can you be a better parent when you are not there to do the job? and 2) Do you want your children to tell your grandchildren the fond memories they have of mom when they were growing up or their fond memories of their day care provider? Being a mother is the most important job in the world. If we do not get this right, then no other accomplishments matter. to pay Keenan $18 million” over the next 20 years. The taxpayers of California should not bail out Half Moon Bay for their poor decisions and creating a expensive gridlock. Redwood City’s Redevelopment Project is also ripe for a lawsuit due to the inaction of their City Council to complete the negotiated deals with the theater closure once the Century 12 theater was open. The surrounding downtown businesses were lured with empty promises that affected their business decisions. Although, I am not sure businesses would win a judgment against the city, the cost of litigation to the city is something that can be avoided by becoming progressive instead of remaining in gridlock and indecision. We need a new countywide slate of progressive elected officials to bring about change and they should be measured over their term of office on the basis of resolving problems before they become unmanageable. I urge voters to conduct a countywide “Unofficial Referendum” during the June 3 primary election by voting out our county and city incumbents or those seeking higher office and install a new set of progressive and ethical office holders seeking reforms in affordable housing, immigration enforcement and restore the public trust that has been tarnished by our incumbents bad decisions, personal actions of ill repute and felonious convictions for fraud. regarding Memorial day. As a Vietnam vet who came home in 1969 “shaken but not stirred,” I appreciated your comments about celebrating with a mattress sale. Funny and so poignant. So thanks. Secondly, I want to compliment your paper and your staff. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Mid Peninsula Water District and have found your reporters very receptive to news regarding our service improvements, rates and conservation and they get the facts straight. I’ll keep reading, you keep writing. building. One four-story with 12 one-bedroom senior apartments on the third and fourth floors, (elevators will be provided) and one three story. The ground floor to be retail, second and third story to be office space, but no onsite parking available at either location, so the company will buy their way with a contribution in lieu of parking to pay for more spaces elsewhere downtown. Presently already lacking in spaces necessary. Apartments for seniors who are less likely to use their cars, according to the San Mateo Planning Commission, but if they do where will they park their cars? This has to be one of the worst building offers ever made. Not the Fourth and El Camino. Another bad choice is the Peninsula Station Development. A four-story apartment building with 68 low-cost housing units on the “Grand Boulevard,” El Camino is a longterm goal by the city of San Mateo to make El Camino Real more livable. This is on a one-acre parcel. All units will be subsidized and offered to low and extremely lowincome households. They also provide garages underneath for those financially able to own cars. Crossing El Camino Real will be a problem when the families wish to go to the county hospital for free service which already has financial problems. Boy, what a deal. This housing unit will draw all the lowincome people from all over the state. The city also loaned the nonprofit MidPeninsula Housing Coalition more than $5 million to buy the site. This type of housing will now make San Mateo a third-class city, in my opinion. Thanks to all those inept do-gooders in office today in City Hall. Time for change, don’t you think? Frank J. George San Mateo

David Altscher Belmont

Stop the 1,300 addicts
Editor, Legislation granting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to oversee tobacco products is currently awaiting action in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Despite killing more than 438,000 people each year, tobacco products are virtually unregulated. I want to urge you to work for quick passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act when they return to Washington in June. I also want to urge all of them to oppose all weakening amendments as the legislation is considered. Each day Congress doesn’t act, another 1,300 kids become addicted to tobacco products and ultimately more than a third of them will die from a tobaccocaused disease. 2008 is the year this vital legislation must become law.

LisaMarie Lombardi Redwood City

Don’t bail out Half Moon Bay
Editor, Another example of gridlock in government that exacerbated an affordable resolution to a problem occurred in Half Moon Bay. Recently, the city lost a judgment of $37 million, including $4 million in legal fees in Federal court. “The property was deemed wetlands even after the city already approved a development there in the early 1990s.” Nearly all Half Moon Bay elected representatives on the City Council and Planning Commission since the 1990s have a hand in stalling the development or paying affordable compensation to the developer after they reneged in their initial decisions. Termed out Assemblyman Gene Mullin sponsored Assembly Bill 1991 “that requires the city

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A third-rate city?
Editor, The gateway to downtown San Mateo will be obstructed by construction of a two-story oversized


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By Martin Crutsinger


Around the nation
Woman pleads guilty in ex-NY gov call girl scandal
NEW YORK — A woman who helped run the prostitution ring in the scandal that brought down former Gov. Eliot Spitzer pleaded guilty to a pair of federal conspiracy charges Tuesday and called her former business “disgusting.” Cecil Suwal, 23, giggled and cried her way through a brief hearing at a federal court in Manhattan, then Eliot Spitzer donned a pair of sunglasses and left quickly without speaking to reporters. Prosecutors portrayed Suwal in an indictment as the savvy manager behind the Emperors Club V.I.P. escort service — a confident madam who paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to prostitutes and controlled shell companies used to hide the profits. Clients paid up to $5,500 an hour.

Factory orders post surprising increase
WASHINGTON — Orders for manufactured goods posted a surprisingly strong increase in April as demand rose in a number of areas including heavy machinery, iron and steel. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that orders were up 1.1 percent in April following a 1.5 percent increase in March. Those gains followed big declines in January and March that raised concerns about how much pain manufacturing industries would feel from the severe economic slowdown hitting housing and the financial sector. Orders in the battered auto industry and commercial aircraft sector did fall sharply in April, but other areas showed strength catching analysts by surprise. They had been forecasting that overall orders would edge down slightly in April. The better-than-expected reading on orders for manufactured goods followed news Monday that a key gauge of manufacturing rose to a reading of 49.6 in May, up from 48.6 in April. While the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index remained at levels indicating a continued contraction in manufacturing, the upward movement was seen as a possible sign that manufacturing was beginning to stabilize. On Wall Street, stocks fell sharply for a second straight day on fresh worries about what the credit crisis is doing to the health of the nation’s banks. The Dow Jones industrial average declined 100.97 points to close at 12,402.85. Manufacturing is being buffeted by a prolonged slump in housing, which has cut into demand for building supplies, and soaring energy prices, which have hurt auto sales. However, these adverse factors are being offset by continued strong demand for U.S. exports, which are more competitive in overseas markets because of the weaker dollar. Michelle Girard, an analyst at RBS Greenwich Capital, said that one of the hopeful signs in the orders report was that inventories of unsold goods were unchanged in April, indicating that manufacturers are keeping their inventory backlogs under control. A smaller stockpile of goods should reduce the need for production cutbacks that would make the current slowdown worse. For April, demand for durable goods—items expected to last at least three years—fell by 0.6 percent, slightly larger than the 0.5 percent drop reported last week in a preliminary report. The weakness was led by a 24.4 percent drop in demand for commercial aircraft, a sector that is extremely volatile from month to month, and a 4.2 percent decline in motor vehicles, an industry that is being battered by soaring gasoline prices and the weak economy.

Waxman wants FBI documents about CIA leak probe
WASHINGTON — A House committee chairman said Tuesday he is seeking more documents from the CIA leak probe because of significant disclosures to the FBI by Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff and new details about Cheney’s role in the scandal in a book by a former White House press secretary. The request to the Justice Department by Rep. Henry Waxman follows a review of edited FBI reports and publication of a book by President Bush’s former spokesman Scott McClellan, who has said he was misled by others, possibly including Cheney, about the role of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby in leaking CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.

Report: Icahn determined to oust Yahoo board
By Michael Liedtke

SAN FRANCISCO — Outraged by new details about Yahoo Inc.’s efforts to complicate Microsoft Corp.’s takeover bid, activist investor Carl Icahn says he believes Yahoo’s board will have to be fired to lure Microsoft back to the bargaining table. Icahn asserted in a Tuesday interview with The Wall Street Journal that Microsoft is unlikely to renew its courtship as long as Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang and the company’s

“I’m very cynical about many of the boards and CEOs in this country,but even I am amazed at the lengths that Jerry Yang and the board went to entrench themselves in this situation.”
— Activist investor Carl Icahn

eight other directors remain on the job. “I’m very cynical about many of the boards and CEOs in this country, but even I am amazed at the lengths that Jerry Yang and the board went to entrench themselves in this sit-

uation,” Icahn told the Journal. Icahn filed plans nearly three weeks ago to lead a shareholder revolt against Yahoo’s board, which includes Yang, who co-founded the Internet pioneer 14 years ago.


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke seemed to support the market. In a speech via satellite to a conference in Barcelona, Spain, the Fed chief reiterated expectations the economy will rebound during the second half due to interest rate cuts, Fed loans to banks and tax rebates. But he also said the economy faces headwinds with rising prices for food and energy — a signal that interest rates will remain on hold. Inflation-weary investors are wrangling with record oil and gasoline prices, which last month peaked at $135.09 a barrel. Though oil has since retreated, the fear is that higher energy costs are already hurting strapped consumers whose spending accounts for more than twothirds of economic growth. Light, sweet crude for July delivery fell $3.45 to settle at $124.31 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Bernanke’s comments set off sharp reactions across other markets. The biggest response came in the dollar, which rallied after Bernanke said he’d remain “attentive” to the sagging currency because of its impact on inflation.

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Stocks slide on finacial concerns
By Joe Bel Bruno

Wall Street
ous, and a lot of times you’ll see wild moves, wild gyrations, when it’s driven by rumors and innuendo,” said Jim Herrick, manager of equity trading at Baird & Co., who added that the rumors reminded investors of Bear Stearns’ near-collapse in March. The Lehman rumors followed a spate of bad news about other financial companies on Monday, including a downgrade of the nation’s four biggest investment banks by rating agency Standard & Poor’s. Separately, anxiety about weak May auto sales figures and fresh concerns about inflation also cut into investor appetite for stocks. The Dow fell 100.97, or 0.81 percent, to 12,402.85, after being down more than 160 points earlier. Broader market indexes were also lower. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 8.02, or 0.58 percent, to 1,377.65, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 11.05, or 0.44 percent, to 2,480.48. Early in the session, comments from

NEW YORK — Wall Street fell sharply for a second straight day Tuesday as investors grew more worried that the financial sector is still suffering badly from the credit crisis. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than 100 points, bringing their two-day loss to 235. The market was treading water for much of the session, then tumbled in early afternoon as concerns about financial companies intensified. Reports that Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. planned to raise $4 billion in capital later expanded into a rumor on trading desks that the investment bank approached the Federal Reserve to borrow money. Lehman Treasurer Paolo Tonucci quickly refuted the speculation, but the damage had already been done. Lehman dropped as much as 14.5 percent, and dragged down other banks and brokerages and ultimately the rest of the market along with it. “This market’s very jittery and nerv-

Dow 12,402.85 -100.97 Nasdaq 2,480.48 -11.05 S&P 500 1,377.65 -8.02

10-Yr Bond 3.8980% -0.0730 Oil (per barrel) $124.31 Gold $881.60

GM to close four plants,focus on small cars
By Tom Krisher

WILMINGTON, Del. — General Motors Corp. officially blew up its old business model Tuesday, closing four pickup truck and sport utility vehicle factories, announcing a new small car that could get 45 miles per gallon and shedding 8,350 jobs in the process. Now the world’s largest automaker by sales needs to figure out how it can sell enough cars to make money in a shrinking U.S. market and stay ahead of the bill collectors. The automaker said it would idle pickup and SUV factories in Janesville, Wis.; Oshawa, Ontario; Moraine, Ohio; and Toluca, Mexico, as it tries to deal with a shift to smaller vehicles brought on by $4 per gallon gasoline. GM also took aim at the Hummer, one off the largest

vehicles on U.S. highways, saying it would either be sold or get a remake. The move cuts about 2,900 jobs in Oshawa, about 2,800 in Janesville, about 2,400 in Moraine and about 250 in Toluca, said GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson. GM said the truck plant cuts, which will reduce capacity to produce pickups and large SUVs by about 35 percent, will save the company $1 billion per year, and when combined with earlier measures, by 2011 will save $15 billion over 2005 costs. GM’s moves, which come after a series of restructuring measures since 2005, are the result of a huge shift in U.S. consumer preferences for small cars and crossovers during the past two months. “We at GM don’t think this is a spike or temporary shift,” Chief Executive

Rick Wagoner said. “We believe that it is, by and large, permanent.” The automaker now will have to parlay its strong overseas sales and the lower North American costs into a profit by selling cars in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, half the price of its high-profit SUVs and pickup trucks. “The new cars, they tend to price those accordingly,” said Pete Hastings, senior analyst with Memphis, Tenn.-based Morgan Keegan & Co. “They tend to make money, just not as much money compared to the nice margins on the SUVs and large trucks.” Hastings is confident GM can pay bills and make money with its new North American cars, but that will be hard unless the U.S. economy recovers. “I don’t think they can get to profitability quickly if the economy stays where it is,” he said.


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Around the world
Diplomats:Three suspect Syrian nuke sites off limits
VIENNA, Austria — Syria has told fellow Arab countries that it will not permit an International Atomic Energy Agency probe to extend beyond a site bombed by Israel, despite agency interest in three other suspect locations, diplomats told the Associated Press on Tuesday. The agency’s main focus during its planned June 22-24 visit to Syria is a building in the country’s remote eastern desert that was destroyed by Israeli jets in September. IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei announced Monday that Damascus has agreed to an agency check of U.S. assertions that target was a plutonium-producing reactor that was near completion, and thus at the stage where it could generate the fissile material for nuclear arms.

U.S.nets two al-Qaida suspects
By Lauren Frayer

Denmark: Al-Qaida likely behind bomb in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Denmark’s intelligence service cast blame on al-Qaida for an attack near its embassy in Pakistan that investigators said Tuesday was carried out by a suicide bomber. No one has claimed responsibility for the car bomb, which killed six people. But Danish authorities said the terror network or one of its affiliates was likely behind the explosion, which came just weeks after the terrorist group threatened Denmark over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad reprinted earlier this year in newspapers in that country.

BAGHDAD — American troops grabbed two al-Qaida in Iraq bombing suspects and a Shiite militia leader Tuesday in separate raids north and south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The command also said U.S. soldiers killed four other suspects a day earlier after coming under fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades in Shiite sections of the capital. The troops seized dozens of rifles and several rounds of ammunition, the statement said. One of the two al-Qaida suspects, who was captured with four aides in Mosul, is believed to have overseen security for the group’s branch in that northern city, the military said. Mosul is one of the terror network’s last urban strongholds and the target of a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation. The man, who was not identified by name, is also suspected of masterminding bombings against Iraqi police in the area, the U.S. military said. The other al-Qaida in Iraq su0pect was apprehended along with an assistant in Tikrit, a Sunni Arab city south of Mosul. He allegedly helped organize suicide bombings and the movement of foreign fighters into the country, a U.S. statement said.


A soldier from the Special Forces of Iraq stands guard at a checkpoint at the International Zone in Baghdad.
The suspected Shiite militia leader and five associates surrendered without incident at his home in Kut, southeast of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. said. He was accused of involvement in the murder of Iraqis and American soldiers, it said. Violence has dropped dramatically in Iraq since a May 11 cease-fire put an end to seven weeks of fighting by U.S. and Iraqi troops against Shiite militias in Baghdad’s Sadr City district. Since then, government forces have intensified security operations to restore control of Sadr City and Basra, the big southern city where Shiite gunmen had ruled the streets for more than three years. Basra residents say the operation has brought considerable improvement to security in a city where Shiite extremists intimidated women who tied to wear Western clothes and forced video and music shops to close.

China blocks quake school protesters
By Cara Anna

New NATO commander in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. general who led American troops into Iraq took command Tuesday of the 40-nation NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan. Army Gen. David D. McKiernan took charge of the 51,000-member International Security Assistance Force from Gen. Dan McNeill, who will retire from the U.S. Army after 40 years. Addressing a change of command ceremony Tuesday, McKiernan said he was “honored to walk alongside our Afghan brothers.”


A survivor of the May 12 earthquake calls out to a friend as they collect abandoned items from houses and a hospital in Sichuan province,China.

DUJIANGYAN, China — Angry parents whose children were killed in an earthquake-stricken school shouted “Oh, my child!” and “Tell us something!” when police forcefully removed them Tuesday from a protest outside a courthouse. The police action was the clearest signal yet that authorities are hardening their stance against the impromptu displays of public anger over the May 12 earthquake that collapsed schools and killed thousands of children. The students’ deaths have become the focus for Chinese, both inside and outside the quake zone, fueling accu-

sations about corruption in school construction. The brewing public anger has become a political challenge and threatens to turn popular sentiment against the authoritarian government as it copes with aiding millions displaced by the disaster. Aggrieved parents and even rescuers have pointed to steel rods in broken concrete slabs that were thinner than a ball point pen among the 7,000 classrooms that were destroyed. “Oh, my child!” one woman wailed as officers took the arms of the parents gathered outside the courthouse in this resort town. “Tell us something!” other parents shouted as they were led away. Their children had died in the Juyuan Middle School.

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Former Serra standout Jordan Cox qualifies for U.S. Open; Carlmont’s Daniel Semmler has down day at state tournament SEE PAGE 14

best Holden golden for Tigers The don’t like
By Emanuel Lee

It wasn’t the 233 strikeouts or the 0.56 ERA. Or the 15 complete games and eight shutouts. Or the five no-hitters — three of which were perfect games. Dazzling numbers indeed, but none of which defined Notre Dame-Belmont’s Emma Holden. Instead, what cemented Holden’s legacy in Tigers’ history was her ability to get in the circle and win. After leading Notre Dame to a Central Coast Section Division III championship last season, Holden helped pull off the improbable this year — beating national powerhouse Mitty 2-1 in 10 innings in the West Catholic Athletic League tournament title game. Tigers coach Ray McDonald gave Holden, the Daily Journal’s Softball Player of the Year, the highest praise possible. “Emma put Notre Dame softball on the map,” he said. “She’s been the bulldog, and was loyal to Notre Dame. She’s been loyal to me, and it was great coaching her because she was a well-raised child. I heard Cal Baptist (the college Holden will be attending in the fall) won its fourth NAIA championship, and I got Emma keeping them at the top.” Notre Dame was often near the top of the section rankings because of Holden, who took over the pitching duties midway through her sophomore year before carving out one of the great careers in school history. While last year’s CCS championship victory was fun, Holden said beating Mitty was downright breathtaking. The Monarchs had beaten the Tigers in 10 of the teams’ previous 11 games before Notre Dame came through when Kelly McDonald hit a home run leading off the 10th inning. When Holden threw a called thirdstrike curveball to end the game, the scene was pure pandemonium. “Beating Mitty, hands down, was the best feeling ever,” said Holden, who allowed only five hits and struck out nine while going the distance against the Monarchs. “I will always remember that feeling — it was priceless. Moments like that make you realize why you go to play and go to practice and work hard. I remember the last pitch and after that Ray getting his butt off his bucket and running

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Notre Dame-Belmont had a senior season to remember:She went 15-8 with a 0.56 ERA. She struck out 233,threw eight shutouts,five no-hitters and three perfect games.She also helped the Tigers beat Mitty for the first time in 11 tries.

ay Hill was brutal one year. Shots into the firm greens looked as if they were bouncing off a trampoline, yet the grass was so lush in front of the green it was hard to get the ball close. No one shot better than 69. One major champion unloaded in the parking lot that evening, calling the course a joke and wondering aloud if he would return. Just then, tournament host Arnold Palmer pulled up beside him in a golf cart and asked him what he thought. He looked at the King, shrugged and slowly nodded his head. “Not bad,” he said. Jack Nicklaus couldn’t stop laughing when he heard this story Sunday morning at the Memorial. There was no shortage of media complaints about Muirfield Village, where Kenny Perry won with the highest score in 23 years. Nicklaus might be colorblind, but he can read black-and-white print in a newspaper. The source of players’ aggravation was rough that might be as thick and long as they see all year. Combine that with the fastest, purest greens on tour and the results were predictable. There were more rounds in the 80s than the 60s. Players near the top of the leaderboard said it was tough but fair. Players near the bottom said it was ridiculous. Nicklaus could relate to Palmer. “Not one player said a word to me,” he said. Course setups get about as much attention


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Palermo cements legacy Lakers-Celtics: A rivalry
By Emanuel Lee

The numbers say it all — Ryan Palermo will go down as one of the greatest players in the storied history of the Serra High baseball program. The Daily Journal’s Baseball Player of the Year, Palermo broke two school single-season records and tied another, including home runs (14), RBIs (54) and total bases (95 tied with Geoff Comfort). Pretty heady stuff considering the tradition-rich Padres have had 10 players reach and spend considerable time in the big leagues and over 100 play in the minors. Palermo also hit .450, had a slugging percentage of .950, had six game-winning hits and was a perfect 10 for 10 in stolen base opportunities. Oh yeah, he had a fielding percentage of 1.000 manning center field, going the entire year without committing an error. You think his season was any good? “It’s an honor to be mentioned along some of Serra’s all-time greats,” said Palermo, who will play at UC Santa Barbara. “You never think about hitting home runs or breaking records — they just happen.” Exactly. Palermo was never a prolific home run hitter until this season. The 6-foot-2, 185pounder gained 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, coming off a 2007 season in which he hit five round-trippers. Previously a line-drive

Baseball Player of the Year: Ryan Palermo — Serra
and gap hitter, Palermo muscled up and started launching balls over the fences. One of the defining moments of Palermo’s season came in early April when he blasted a home run that was estimated to be over 400 feet at Banner Island Ballpark — home of the Oakland A’s Class-A Stockton Ports — in a 7-5 win over St. Mary’sStockton. “Everyone dreams of hitting one out in one of those big parks,” Palermo said. “It felt great hitting one out in front of a lot of people and in that type of setting.” While Palermo’s prodigious offensive talents were on full display on a game-to-game basis, his defense was equally devastating. While Serra fell short once again in the Central Coast Section playoffs — it lost to Valley Christian 51 in the semifinals — it was no fault of Palermo’s. He drove in the Padres’ lone run and made two sensational catches, including one in

that’s been on timeout
By Brian Mahoney

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WALTHAM, Mass. — Those familiar “Beat L.A.!” chants, once the sweetest sound of springtime in Boston, were replaced by a most unrecognizable chorus in the dead of winter last year. “MVP!” cries for a Los Angeles Laker in the Boston Garden. Oops, make that the TD Banknorth Garden. Plenty has changed in the two decades since the last NBA finals series between the Lakers and Celtics, and not only the arenas where it’s contested. The rivalry that made the NBA must-see TV — the finals were still shown on tape delay when Magic Johnson was a rookie — was largely ignored in recent years, to the point that some Boston backers couldn’t even bother to show up when the Lakers were in town in January 2007, making it easier for all those Los Angeles fans to come cheer Kobe Bryant. That’s not the way it was in the days of Johnson and Larry Bird, when you couldn’t think of one without the other — those players

or their teams. “We talked about it every day,” Johnson said Tuesday. “Actually, Larry probably will feel the same way. During the regular season, that’s all we watched. Where are the Celtics? Did they win last night?” With the Lakers and Magic Johnson Celtics meeting again Thursday in the NBA finals, the NBA got Johnson and Bird together on a conference call to talk about the way things were then. But it’s so long ago, it has no relevance today. “It doesn’t mean anything now, and there’s nothing that’s similar now,” Lakers Larry Bird coach Phil Jackson said. “The coaching staffs aren’t the same, the philosophy of basketball isn’t the same. The towns are still the same. A lot of the same type of people.

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one of the top junior golfer in the nation. He finished 43rd at the recently completed NCAA tournament as Stanford finished in second place as a team, one stroke behind UCLA. “When you’re not playing well for a little bit, there is some doubt,” Cox Jordan Cox said. “It is so tough to make it out there. It’s hard not to (have doubt) sometimes. But at the same time, if you’re realistic and work hard, it is out there for the taking.” While this will be Cox’s first U.S. Open, it won’t be the first time he’ll be tested by U.S. Open conditions. The U.S. Open is considered to be the toughest test in golf. Courses are tricked out with monstrously deep rough, slim fairways and lightning-quick putting greens. “I’ve played in quite a few U.S. Amateurs and those are kind of testing grounds for U.S. Opens,” Cox said. “I’ve played quite a few tournaments with U.S. Open conditions. It’s not going to be a birdie fest. It’s more about survival. “I’d love to make the cut and play ’til Sunday. I’m just going to have a lot of fun.” Semmler can dream about being where Cox is. He’s off to a good start. Semmler surprised just about everyone — including himself — when he won the NorCal tournament to qualify for the state tournament. He drove down to Santa Maria Monday morning and got in a lit-


Cox makes Open cut,Semmler struggles at state
By Nathan Mollat

A pair of local golfers had mixed results over the last two days as they attempted to do something they had never done before. Current Stanford and former Serra standout Jordan Cox and Carlmont junior Daniel Semmler were attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open and win the state high-school tournament, respectively. Cox, who had attempted to qualify for the United States’ biggest golf tournament the previous four years, finally made the cut on his fifth try with a two-round total of 3-under, 141 at Lake Merced Country Club Monday. Semmler, coming off an unexpected win at the Northern California tournament, finished near the bottom of the pack, shooting a 12over 84 at the Santa Maria Country Club Tuesday, 14 shots behind the winner. “I’m not sure it’s completely sunk in,” Cox said of getting the chance to play in his first U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. “I’m pretty happy. It’s pretty amazing.” Cox’s pedigree suggests it would be only a matter of time before he qualified for a big tournament. He played in the World Junior Golf Cup at St. Andews during the summer before his freshman year in high school. He had a stellar high school career before going to Stanford on a golf scholarship. Although he’s struggled at times at Stanford, Cox is starting to get back to the form that had him


Carlmont’s Daniel Semmler, finished in a tie for third at the PAL championships,above,and won the NorCal tournament.He struggled to get anything going at Tuesday’s state tournament,finishing with a 12-over 84.
tle practice. “I felt good,” Semmler said. He felt even better when he started the 18hole tournament with a birdie at No. 1 and followed with a par at No. 2 — the exact same

start he had at NorCals. Even his early stumbles were the same as the NorCal tournament when he bogeyed three holes in a row but rebounded to win. After his fast start Tuesday, Semmler bogeyed three holes in a row. “I did the same thing at NorCal,” Semmler said. “When I did it [Tuesday] I said, ‘All right, you’ve done this before [and came back to win].’” Then he double-bogeyed holes No. 6 and 7. And followed that with four more bogeys in a row. Needless to say, his chances at winning were gone. “I didn’t find my rhythm all day,” Semmler said. “Greenwise, off the tee, my irons. I couldn’t find anything [Tuesday]. [The course] was pretty difficult.” A California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rule states players may not play the course the week prior to the championship tournament. Players could walk the course the day before the tournament — provided their coach was with them. Semmler’s coach couldn’t make it. He said he did some research on the Internet and everything looked fairly straight forward. Until he got on the course. “There were some twists and turns that I didn’t see and the wind was definitely a factor on the back nine. “I wouldn’t say I played great but I didn’t play super bad,” Semmler said. “I had, like, five putts lip out for pars. Every part of my game struggled [Tuesday].”

New York returns the favor,blows out San Francisco
By Janie McCauley

Mets 9, Giants 6
Martinez (1-0) even got to celebrate a pair of singles and an RBI that helped his cause and improved his line, which read: six innings, seven hits, three runs, three walks and three strikeouts on 109 pitches. He received a standing ovation when he walked off the mound after the sixth to finish his night, then was greeted with a hug from catcher Ramon Castro in the dugout. The pitcher sat down and was all smiles. “That’s the way you draw it up,” Mets manager Willie Randolph said. “Pedro, he never ceases to amaze you.” His two hits matched his career high, the third time he’s done it and the first since Aug. 3, 1997, against San Diego while with the Montreal Expos. “I think the biggest thing is he pitched with his fastball all night,” pitching coach Rick

SAN FRANCISCO — It might be a little while before Pedro Martinez returns to his dominant old self. He took a big first step just by getting back on the mound, then went out and won. The 36-year-old Martinez came off the disabled list to make his second 2008 start Tuesday night for the New York Mets in a 96 victory over the San Francisco Giants, more than two months after leaving his first start of the year April 1 with a hamstring injury. “I’m thankful to be back. I hope I can stay a little longer,” Martinez said. “It was a while back (the last outing), especially with all the distractions I had off the field, which made it even tougher. ... I still feel like every time I’m given the ball I have the same responsibility, to set an example.”

Peterson said. “He maintained his velocity through the game. It was a big night for him and for our team. I think we’re all just excited. Any time you’ve got Pedro and (Johan) Santana, you’ve got two aces — the ace of hearts and the ace of diamonds.” Damion Easley hit a three-run double in his second plate appearance during New York’s eight-run fifth, much to delight of the large contingent of Mets supporters among the 35,233 fans who watched in the Giants’ waterfront ballpark on a chilly June night. First-pitch temperature was 57 degrees. The eight-run inning was New York’s most productive since getting 11 in the sixth at the Chicago Cubs on July 16, 2006. Martinez recorded his first strikeout when he fanned Randy Winn in the third on an 80 mph off-speed pitch. The right-hander allowed a single up the middle to leadoff batter Fred Lewis on his

second pitch of the night. He got Ray Durham to fly out then Winn followed with an RBI double to left in a 21-pitch first inning. Martinez more than kept his team in the game in a pitching matchup featuring a pair of former Cy Young Award winners in Martinez and Barry Zito, who was knocked out after only 4 1-3 innings. Randolph let Martinez go deep in the game, checking on him from time to time. “I felt really good,” Martinez said. “Willie asked me a couple times and by the time I got pitching I forgot, and got away with it.” Carlos Beltran hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth and Ryan Church followed with a sacrifice fly for New York, which bounced back from a 10-2 loss in the series opener Monday after the team’s cross-country flight following a Sunday night game at Shea Stadium. Carlos Delgado added an RBI single in the fifth.

Cust’s infield single wins it for Oakland

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ond appearance since coming off the disabled list for the Tigers, pitching four scoreless innings. It was also his first career start in Oakland. He grew six miles from the Coliseum in Alameda. Willis walked five more batters to push his total to 16 in 10 innings, although the four scoreless innings dropped his ERA to a manageable 4.50. He gave up two hits and struck out three.

OAKLAND — Jack Cust beat out an infield single to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Kurt Suzuki scored the winning run after reaching base on a fielder’s choice. Mark Ellis singled and Bobby Crosby walked to load the bases against Freddy Dolsi. Bobby Seay (0-1) faced the first two batters of the 11th. Chad Gaudin (5-3) won by pitching two scoreless innings. Dontrelle Willis made his first start and sec-

Armando Galarraga, who inherited a 3-0 lead, immediately ran into trouble. He walked two batters and game up a two-out homer to Eric Chavez that tied it. The Tigers jumped on top with three runs in the fifth. Curtis Granderson grounded out to drive in a run, Placido Polanco singled home a run and Miguel Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly. Detroit regained the lead in the seventh when Carlos Guillen hit an RBI single. A’s starter Dana Eveland lasted a seasonlow 4 1-3 innings for the second straight start, giving up three runs on three hits. He walked

a career-high seven and struck out three. Casey Fossum, who had his contract purchased earlier in the day, made his Tigers debut, facing two batters on a day he was scheduled to start in Toledo. He struck out Cust but Chavez singled and eventually scored on Travis Buck’s single against Zach Minor to tie it at 4 in the eighth. The teams combined to walk 22, matching the Oakland record for the third time, though it was the first since August of 1991 against the Tigers.

Burgess, Jordan show up for Raiders minicamp
By Josh Dubow

ALAMEDA — Derrick Burgess and LaMont Jordan have both been absent for the voluntary workouts for the Oakland Raiders this offseason. Both players showed up for the start of the mandatory minicamp Tuesday, but only Burgess was allowed to work out. Jordan was told to stay away from the practice field by coach Lane Kiffin as the

team tries to trade him or decides to cut him loose. “ W e ’ r e exploring a couple of different options,” Kiffin said. “We’re in LaMont Jordan communication with him. He was here this morning. We’re just keeping him off the field. ... The last thing we want to do for him or ourselves is for LaMont to come out

here and get hurt today.” Jordan rushed for 1,025 yards, caught 70 passes and scored 11 touchdowns his first season in Oakland in Derrick Burgess 2005, but has had much less impact since with only 983 yards rushing the last two seasons. He fell behind Justin Fargas on the depth chart in 2007 and is not in the

team’s future plans following the addition of first-round draft pick Darren McFadden. Trading Jordan could be difficult because he is scheduled to make $4.7 million this year and $5 million next season and most interested teams will probably wait until he is released. Jordan was unavailable for comment. Burgess looked like his usual self as he showed up at practice for the first time this season. He had been back in Mississippi spending time

with family and keeping in his usual tip-top shape by working out at Ole Miss instead of with his teammates in California at optional practices and other workouts. Burgess didn’t take long to show his impact. He burst around the end on one play and was poised to deliver a big hit on quarterback JaMarcus Russell if this had been a game rather than a minicamp practice.



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Nadal,Djokovic set up for semis showdown
By Howard Fendrich

PARIS — Rafael Nadal’s French Open quarterfinal began more than 1 1/2 hours after Novak Djokovic’s did Tuesday. Which is why, after wrapping up a three-set victory, Djokovic figured his coach could head over and check out some of Nadal’s match. So much for a fresh scouting report ahead of Friday’s semifinals. Turns out Nadal was only moments away from winning 6-1, 61, 6-1 against Nicolas Almagro, the most lopsided men’s quarterfinal at Roland Garros in the 40-year history of the Open era. Almagro’s no slouch, by the way: He was seeded 19th and has won more matches on clay than anyone else this season. “I told my coach — I think it was 6-1, 6-1, 5-1 — I told him, ’Look!

Go! Go fast! See one game! Try to catch at least a game and see how it goes,”’ Djokovic said. “’Maybe he’ll play some bad shots.”’ Not a chance. Hard as it is to believe, Nadal is playing more relentlessly than ever, treating each point — no, each and every stroke — as though the outcome hangs in the balance. He’s now 26-0 at the French Open for his career, two victories away from becoming the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1978-81 to win the clay-court major championship four consecutive times. Nadal has dropped a total of 25 games, the fewest ever lost through five full matches by a Grand Slam semifinalist in the Open era. Djokovic beat 80th-ranked Ernests Gulbis 7-5, 7-6 (3), 7-5 to become only the fourth man since 1968 to reach five consecutive expected, considering his testimony in the Graham trial. After brief negotiations with the U.S. AntiDoping Agency, the agreement was made public. Antonio Pettigrew gave Pettigrew back the medal and all the other prizes he’d earned since 1997, including world championships in the 4x400 relays in 1997 and 1999.


Third-seeded Novak Djokovic hits a return during his 7-5, 7-6 (3), 7-5 quarterfinal win over Ernests Gulbis.Djokovic will play Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal lost only three games in his win over Nicolas Almagro.
Pistons coach Tuesday, four days after his team was eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. President of Flip Saunders basketball operations Joe Dumars said it’s “time for a new voice to lead our team.” Saunders had a year left on a fouryear deal he signed in 2005. The decision comes three years after Saunders took over for Larry Brown, who led the Pistons to two straight NBA finals. Saunders could be replaced by assistants Michael Curry or Terry Porter or perhaps former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson.

Grand Slam semifinals. He also earned the right to face Nadal, who is 113-2 on clay since April 2005. A berth in Sunday’s final — and Nadal’s No. 2 ranking — will be on the line. “He’s been playing better and better,” the No. 3-ranked Djokovic said. “But I don’t want to go out there in the semis and just try my best. I don’t want to do that. I want to win.” He’s won only three of 10 matches with Nadal in their brief but rapidly ascendant careers, including exits from the French Open each of the past two years. Both are supremely talented, quite young — Nadal turned 22 on Tuesday; Djokovic turned 21 last month — and bent on stealing some of the prizes that otherwise would be headed for Roger Federer’s trophy case. Person joined the Kings last year after spending the previous two as an assistant with Indiana, where he played six of his 13 NBA seaChuck Person sons. Person might be a long shot for a job that numerous reports have going to Doug Collins. The Chicago Sun-Times, citing an unidentified source, reported this week that an announcement could come as soon as Tuesday, with the Chicago Tribune saying Collins was the front-runner and that the search would end this week.

Sports Briefs
Pettigrew to give back Olympic gold
DENVER — Antonio Pettigrew agreed Tuesday to return the Olympic relay gold medal he won in 2000 after admitting to doping during the Sydney Games. During last month’s trial involving former track coach Trevor Graham, Pettigrew came clean about using EPO and human growth hormone from 1997 to 2003. Graham was found guilty of lying to federal investigators about his relationship to a steroids dealer. Pettigrew’s decision to give up the gold for the 1,600-meter relay was

Person gets second interview with Bulls
CHICAGO — Sacramento Kings assistant coach Chuck Person is set to have a second interview with the Chicago Bulls for their vacant head coaching job. A person familiar with the search, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the search is ongoing, said Person was flying to Chicago on Tuesday. The interview would happen either later Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Flip Saunders fired by Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Flip Saunders was fired as Detroit


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the fifth inning in which he laid out full bore before making a diving grab near the warning track. “That was my best defensive game of the year,” Palermo said, beaming with pride. “I didn’t think I was going to get to that ball in the fifth inning, but when I saw I had a chance I went all out.” Palermo’s success lies in his work ethic, fundamentals and confidence. He credits Serra hitting coach Rich Jefferies for keeping his swing fundamentally-sound. During his free time, there’s a good chance you’ll find Palermo at a batting cage honing his sweet swing. When Palermo goes to the plate, he goes through a checklist to make sure he gets his hands through and stays balanced. “Balance is key and pretty much the main component to success,” Palermo said. Palermo also credited Serra strength coach Ryan Beckwith for helping him develop added power to his frame. With Palermo’s combination of strength and bat speed, it’s no wonder he was a nightmare for opposing pitchers. Then there’s his confidence. Palermo certainly is confident but not arrogant. He goes up to the plate thinking he’s going to dominate the pitcher, because that’s what all great hitters have to do in order to be successful. “I go up there with the mindset knowing I can beat the guy and get a hit off them,” Palermo said. “That really helps me because it puts me in the right mindset.” Palermo did endure a rough stretch at Serra. After a stellar freshman season on Serra’s froshsoph squad, Palermo had somewhat of a letdown as a sophomore on the junior varsity. The fact that he didn’t make the varsity weighed heavily on his mind, and perhaps sunk his confidence a bit.

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as slow play these days, and solutions are equally difficult to find. Nicklaus made it clear that he wasn’t in charge of the way Muirfield Village played — that ultimately falls to the PGA Tour staff — but it was no different from previous years, except for a wet spring that made the grass grow. The rough, indeed, was troublesome. Mike Weir had a wedge to the fifth green in the final round and chipped out from the deep rough (he still made par). Phil Mickelson rifled a 3-wood some 290 yards to the par-5 11th green in the second round, and the ball rolled off the back into the rough. It was so deep he wound up scrambling for par. “I think one of the greatest shots in golf is the recovery,” Nicklaus said. “I hate it when you’re hacking out, and they’re doing that at my tournament. I hate that. But I have no control over that.” The lawn mowers weren’t broken, but the grass was so thick it might not have mattered. Some players felt as though they were at a U.S. Open, and maybe that’s why Nicklaus was so amused to hear so much whining. He used to go to the U.S. Open, listen to players complain about the course, and figure those guys had no chance. “You have to learn to adjust,” Nicklaus said. “If I couldn’t adjust my game to the conditions, I didn’t deserve to do well.” The problem is whether the PGA Tour is getting enough variety. For all the complaining at Memorial, there were birdies to be made. Mathew Goggin made 15 over the first two days, along with his share of bogeys. Even so, Davis Love III has noticed the winning score getting worse in recent years. “Scores should be going down, not up,” Love said. “That’s a pretty good indication that it’s getting harder. Nobody ever shoots 20 under anymore. And players are a heck of a lot better. The fields are deeper.” Love said the course setup was a major topic at the players’ meeting last month in North Carolina. Why are courses so hard? What kind of show can they put on for the fans and a television audience when they’re scrambling for par? And who’s idea was this, anyway? “It’s a four-letter word,” Steve Flesch said at the Memorial. “And he runs this place.” The mandate actually came from the PGA Tour policy board nearly 20 years ago, with only a few instructions. Firm, closely mown grass on the tees, fairways and greens. Thick, evenly dispersed rough (when growing conditions allow). The summation of that 1990 document was to have all courses play as difficult as possible while remaining fair. Exactly what that means, of course, is subject to interpretation. Are course setups getting worse? In 22 stroke-play events this year, 10 winning scores were higher, 10 were lower and two were the same. “I don’t want to sound like the guy who’s 44 and not playing good,” said Love, who turned 44 in April and is not playing particularly well. “But it’s really hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s hard or easy — it’s the same for everybody. But is that what we want?” This follows a year in which average birdies were way down from previous years, along with TV ratings, and players began asking if fans might lose interest watching the best in the world hack it around every week. “I think Phil had the right idea when he said technology has gone two ways,” Joe Ogilvie said. “We have better balls, better drivers, better equipment. Johnny Miller talks about equipment almost as much as he talks about himself. But 15 years ago, they couldn’t grow rough 10 inches. John Deere makes a hell of a tractor that cuts the greens lower and lower and lower. “It gets to the point when golf — even for us — gets pretty boring.” Next week is the U.S. Open, where the winning score has been 5 over par the last two years. Ogilvie believes PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, the USGA and other golf organizations want courses to be tougher than ever so fans won’t think “these guys are good” simply because of the better equipment. “But at least,” Ogilvie said, “they’re not saying ’these guys are good’ because of HGH.”


Center fielder Ryan Palermo had one of the best seasons in Serra history. He set the school single-season home run record with 14 while batting .450 and playing error-free defense.
“After sophomore year I wanted to prove to everyone that I had it in me to overcome adversity and make a name for myself,” Palermo said. And that’s exactly what he did. Palermo rebounded with a monster season in his first year on the varsity in ’07, and continued his assault on the record books this year. “I guess I can consider myself a home run hitter now,” Palermo said. “But I never thought of myself as one before this year. Those are things that happen because I don’t go up there thinking home run.” “I think losing makes you better,” she said. “Playing those big teams taught me what I needed to work on. I needed to execute at a higher level, and even though I had a tough time it made me stronger at the end.” Already possessing an assortment of pitches that included a curve, rise, drop, screw and change-up, Holden was intent on perfecting her craft this season, knowing her foundation was solid. She diligently worked on throwing certain pitches in certain situations, and the results showed Holden was astute in the mental aspect of the game. Her unique delivery — Holden’s wind-up goes along a diagonal arc instead of the traditional straight-back approach — allowed her to impart tremendous spin on her pitches, making her unhittable at times. Holden credited a number of people for her success, including her lifelong coach, Martha Vargas. The two enjoy a unique relationship; most player-coach relationships last only a couple of years — if that — before the player often decides to go in another direction. Not Holden. She knew what a special coach and person Vargas was, and never took her for granted. “Martha has been my coach since I was 9years-old, and has been my biggest role model and supporter,” Holden said. “She’s so inspirational. She played at Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo), and hearing her stories made me want to play college ball, too.” younger players in this series have no memories of anything special between the teams. “Last time it was a rivalry, I was born. It was in ’86 (actually ’87), so it’s been a long time,” Celtics second-year point guard Rajon Rondo said. “I know a little bit about the history, but not too much.” The Celtics haven’t always been relevant since, managing only four playoff appearances from 1996-2007. The Lakers went on to have meaningful rivalries with San Antonio, Sacramento and most recently, Phoenix. Even Miami felt like a rival after acquiring Shaquille O’Neal from Los Angeles, since that game got the marquee Christmas Day national TV slot three years running. Meanwhile, Celtics-Lakers has been mostly out of sight, out of mind. ESPN showed a game between the teams two years ago, but ABC hasn’t bothered since it landed the NBA’s television rights. TNT, the league’s other broadcast partner, hasn’t televised a Lakers-Celtics game since 2002. Palermo grew up in St. Louis, and lived there until he moved to the Bay Area days before his 11th birthday. While he prefers California — and preferably the beaches — over the Midwest, Palermo said he liked his upbringing. He started playing T-ball at 4 and continually played above his age group. “I developed a love for the game early and it stuck with me,” he said. “All I ever wanted to do after that was play baseball and hopefully make a name for myself.” Palermo has done that and more. Vargas helped her star pupil in a number of ways. When Holden first started playing softball, she couldn’t take the pressure. Vargas was there to provide support. “When I was younger I wanted to give up (the sport),” Holden said. “I was real emotional and I couldn’t take the pressure. I got frustrated easily. She was there to help me. She calmed me down and made me the person who I am. Now I can deal with the pressure in tough situations. I wouldn’t be the pitcher or person without her.” Holden also credited McDonald and Notre Dame assistant coach Rod Wyman for helping her develop into a collegiate pitcher: “I came to Notre Dame as a nobody. They were the first ones (at the school) to believe in me. I couldn’t have done anything without them.” Through hard work and determination, Holden has shown the mettle it will take to succeed at Cal Baptist. After earning MVP honors for Notre Dame’s junior varsity squad as a freshman, Holden struggled as a sophomore during varsity tryouts. In fact, McDonald’s in-your-face-approach reduced Holden to tears one time. “I know coach was breaking me in and trying to toughen me up,” Holden said. “I was struggling in the beginning getting used to the speed of the varsity level, but after a while, it got better.” Did it ever. The Celtics and Lakers met 10 times in the finals from 1959-87, with the Celtics winning the first eight. From 1983-87 alone, they played nearly 30 games, counting playoffs. Since then, it’s been twice a year, and that’s it. So can the current players understand the rivalry the way their predecessors did? “I don’t think those guys will know what the rivalry is about until they play that first game in front of the fans in Boston,” said Michael Cooper, a Laker from 1979-90 whom Bird has said defended him as well as anyone. “I wouldn’t say they hate us, but the passion that they don’t want them to even score a basket. “I don’t think (the current players) had the sense that a lot of us had growing up watching the ’60s, ’70s Celtics-Lakers rivalry. Me growing up in Los Angeles, I got to see it firsthand. My hatred of the Celtics went a little deeper. Once we got a chance to play them, you tried to avenge all the losses that Elgin (Baylor), Jerry (West), and Wilt (Chamberlain) went through.”

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towards me and giving me a big hug. The team was going crazy, some girls started to cry and it was so beautiful.” If Holden was feeling pure nirvana after the Mitty game, she was on the opposite end of the emotional spectrum after the Tigers lost to Notre Dame-Salinas in the CCS semifinals last month. The competitor inside Holden was devastated with the loss, and she reflected on it a day later. “Last night’s game is still affecting me,” she said. “Going to sleep was easier than waking up this morning because when I woke up I had to remember what happened. I wanted to go to sleep to forget (the bad memory). It was hard when it was over because it was my last Notre Dame game ever, and it wasn’t expected. We all expected to get to the championship game again.” Even though Notre Dame didn’t win a section title this past season, the 5-foot-7 Holden was a better pitcher. The Tigers’ ace got roughed up early in the season as the team played a brutal schedule going up against some of the top teams in the country. Holden was hit harder than ever before, but learned from the experience.

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Beantown is still Beantown, that’s for sure. But they’ve won a baseball World Series now, so they’re not so bedraggled.” Back in the mid-1980s, when they met for the championship three times in a four-year span, Los Angeles and Boston had the most important rivalry in pro sports. It lasted through three cities, starting with the Celtics’ sweep of the Minneapolis Lakers in 1959, and more than 25 years. Now it’s been almost that long since their last meeting, in 1987, also Boston’s most recent finals appearance. So while veterans such as Paul Pierce and Bryant can talk of Kevin McHale’s hard foul takedown of Kurt Rambis in 1984, or Johnson’s baby sky hook to pull out a victory in Boston in 1987, the



Wednesday • June 4, 2008
@ Rockies 6:05 p.m. CSN+


Through Monday BATTING—CJones, Atlanta, .409; Berkman, Houston, .382; Pujols, St. Louis, .362; Rowand, San Francisco,.342;BMolina,San Francisco,.332;Theriot,Chicago,.325; Utley,Philadelphia,.325. RUNS—Berkman,Houston,57;Utley,Philadelphia, 49; McLouth, Pittsburgh, 47; Uggla, Florida, 45; HRamirez, Florida, 45; Bay, Pittsburgh, 43; Tejada, Houston,43; DLee,Chicago,43. RBI—AdGonzalez, San Diego, 54; Utley, Philadelphia,53;Berkman,Houston,48;CaLee,Houston,46; Nady,Pittsburgh,45;Braun,Milwaukee,44;Howard, Philadelphia,43; Ludwick,St.Louis,43. HITS—CJones, Atlanta, 85; Berkman, Houston, 81; Pujols, St. Louis, 75; Utley, Philadelphia, 74; Tejada, Houston,74;CGuzman,Washington,73;Braun,Milwaukee,71. DOUBLES—Berkman,Houston,22;Uggla,Florida, 21; Soto, Chicago, 19; McCann, Atlanta, 19; CGuzman, Washington, 19; McLouth, Pittsburgh, 18; JCastillo,San Francisco,18; Nady,Pittsburgh,18. TRIPLES—FLewis, San Francisco, 6; SDrew, Arizona, 5; CJackson, Arizona, 5; JReyes, New York, 5; Velez,San Francisco,4;Upton,Arizona,4;BPhillips, Cincinnati,4. HOME RUNS—Utley, Philadelphia, 21; Uggla, Florida, 18; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 17; Berkman, Houston,17;Braun,Milwaukee,16;Howard,Philadelphia,15; Dunn,Cincinnati,15. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 24; Pierre, Los Angeles,21;Taveras,Colorado,20;JReyes,New York, 18;HRamirez,Florida,13;KMatsui,Houston,12;Victorino,Philadelphia,12. PITCHING (8 Decisions) —Zambrano,Chicago,81, .889, 2.51; Lincecum, San Francisco, 7-1, .875, 2.23;Webb,Arizona,10-2,.833,2.69;Volquez,Cincinnati,7-2,.778,1.46;Dempster,Chicago,7-2,.778,2.75; Lohse, St. Louis, 6-2, .750, 3.87; Cook, Colorado, 7-3, .700,3.36;Hendrickson,Florida,7-3,.700,5.26;JSantana,New York,7-3,.700,3.20. STRIKEOUTS—Volquez,Cincinnati,83; Lincecum, San Francisco, 78; Harang, Cincinnati, 78; Webb, Arizona,72; JSanchez,San Francisco,71; Billingsley,Los Angeles,71; JSantana,New York,71. SAVES—BWilson, San Francisco, 16; Valverde, Houston, 16; Lidge, Philadelphia, 15; KWood, Chicago, 15; Lyon, Arizona, 12; Rauch,Washington, 12; 5 are tied with 11.

vs.Mets 12:45 p.m. CSN OFF


@ Nationals
4:35 p.m. CSN




East Division Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore New York Central Division Chicago Minnesota Cleveland Detroit Kansas City West Division Los Angeles Oakland Texas Seattle W 35 31 29 21 L 24 27 30 37 Pct .593 .534 .492 .362 GB — 3 1/2 6 13 1/2 W 31 30 26 24 23 L 26 28 32 34 35 Pct .544 .517 .448 .414 .397 GB — 1 1/2 5 1/2 7 1/2 8 1/2 W 35 36 32 28 28 L 23 25 28 29 30 Pct .603 .590 .533 .491 .483 GB — 1/2 4 6 1/2 7

East Division Philadelphia Florida Atlanta New York Washington Central Division Chicago St.Louis Houston Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Division Arizona Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Colorado W 32 28 25 23 21 L 27 30 34 37 38 Pct .542 .483 .424 .383 .356 GB — 3 1/2 7 9 1/2 11 W 38 35 31 31 28 27 L 21 25 28 28 31 31 Pct .644 .583 .525 .525 .475 .466 GB — 3 1/2 7 7 10 10 1/2 W 35 31 31 29 24 L 25 26 28 28 35 Pct .583 .544 .525 .509 .407 GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2 10 1/2

@ Nationals @ Nationals @ Nationals 4:10 p.m. 10:35 a.m. 4:10 p.m. CSN CSN CSN

vs.Tigers 12:35 p.m.


vs. Angels 7:05 p.m. KICU June 18 @ RSL 6 p.m.

vs. Angels 6:05 p.m. KICU

vs. Angels 1:05 p.m. CSN+


vs. Yankees 7:05 p.m. CSN July 12 vs.Rapids 1 p.m.

June 7 June 14 @ Columbus vs.Galaxy@ 4:30 p.m. Coliseum 7 p.m.FSC

June 22 June 28 @ Chicago @ D.C. 5:30 p.m. noon

July 5 @ Chivas 7:30 p.m. FSC

BOYS’ GOLF State championship tournament At Santa Maria Country Club Par 72 70 — Jeff Kang (Sunny Hills) 72 — Peter Fernandez (Stockdale) 73 — Nick Schafer (Rocklin),Andrew Perez (Santa Barbara) 74 — Alex Kim (Sunny Hills), Sam Smith (Turlock), Johnny MacArthur (Hart), Rak Cho (Brea Olinda), Austin Roberts (Sacramento Waldorf) 75 — Matt Odgen (Palma), Ryan Corbett (Monte Vista),Jay Myers (Branham) 76 — Michael Kim (Torrey Pines),Mike Walter (Clovis West),Nick Brown (Rocklin),Mason Field (Santa Barbara) 77 — Chris Gregus (Cardinal Newman),Kevin Lim (Sunny Hills), Cory McElyea (Harbor), John Baur (Santa Barbara),Shane Lebow (Santa Barbara),Ryan Williams (Clovis West) 78 — Mike Im (Sunny Hills),Joe Azzopardi (Palma), Alex Reno (Cardinal Newman),Pace Johnson (Clovis West),Mike Weaver (Clovis West) 79 — Greg Classen (Palma), Alex Johnson (Cardinal Newman), Matt Pinizzotto (Palma), Trevor Guthrie (Clovis West) 80 — Zack Duggan (Cardinal Newman),Corey Robello (Cardinal Newman), Ray Gerow (Santa Barbara) 81 — Matt Swindle (Clovis West), Kyle Chatelain (Rocklin),Sky Mills (Rocklin) 82 — Bobby Barajas (Righetti),Ben Lein (Los Altos) 83 — Inah Park (Sunny Hills), Jack Perry (Santa Barabara) 84 — Daniel Semmler (Carlmont) 87 — Eli Libby (Rocklin) 89 — Sean Etow (Palma),Curtis Wise (Rocklin) SUMMER BASEBALL American Legion 19-and-under San Carlos 6,Burlingame 3 Burlingame 300 000 0 — 3 8 2 San Carlos 010 023 x — 6 8 1 WP — Norlander. LP — Hahn. 2B — Alonzo (SC), Norlander (SC).Multiple hits — Feldman (B) 2,Merchant (B) 2, Alonzo (SC) 2, Gavasse (SC) 2. Multiple RBI — Alonzo (SC) 2, Norlander (SC) 2. Records — San Carlos 6-2; Burlingame 3-2.

New England Chicago Columbus Toronto FC New York Kansas City D.C.United W 6 6 6 5 3 3 3 L 3 2 2 3 3 4 7 T 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 Pts 20 19 19 17 12 11 10 GF 15 19 14 13 10 10 15 GA 13 6 10 12 12 13 22

Colorado Los Angeles CD Chivas USA Houston FC Dallas Real Salt Lake San Jose W 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 L 5 4 4 3 4 5 6 T 0 2 2 5 4 2 1 Pts 15 14 14 14 13 11 7 GF 16 22 17 13 15 15 7 GA 12 19 17 15 17 17 14

BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON RED SOX—Placed DH David Ortiz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 1. Optioned 1B-OF Jeff Bailey to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled 1B-OF Chris Carter and RHP Justin Masterson from Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 29. Recalled RHP Jensen Lewis from Buffalo (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Purchased the contract of LHP Casey Fossum from Toledo (IL). Designated RHP Francisco Cruceta for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES—Purchased the contract of RHP Dan Giese from Scranton/Wilkes Barre (IL).Optioned RHP Scott Patterson to Scranton/Wilkes Barre. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Sent LHP Lenny DiNardo outright to Sacramento (PCL). NATIONAL LEAGUE CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled RHP Kevin Hart from Iowa (PCL).Optioned INF Micah Hoffpauir to Iowa. CINCINNATI REDS—Placed LHP Kent Mercker on the 15-day DL.Purchased the contract of LHP Danny Herrera from Louisville (IL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day DL.Recalled 3B Kory Casto from Columbus (IL).

NOTE:Three points for victory,one point for tie. Wednesday’s game Houston at D.C.United,4:30 p.m. Thursday’s Game CD Chivas USA at New York,4:30 p.m. Friday’s Game FC Dallas at New England,3:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games San Jose at Columbus,4:30 p.m. D.C.United at Chicago,5:30 p.m. Kansas City at Real Salt Lake,6 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles,7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Game Toronto FC at Houston,5:30 p.m. Thursday,June 12 New England at Houston,6 p.m. Saturday,June 14 Colorado at Toronto FC,4 p.m. New York at D.C.United,4:30 p.m. Columbus at Kansas City,5 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose,7 p.m. Real Salt Lake at CD Chivas USA,7:30 p.m. Sunday,June 15 Chicago at FC Dallas,noon

Monday’s Games Baltimore 6,Boston 3 Minnesota 6,N.Y.Yankees 5 Cleveland 13,Texas 9 Oakland 3,Detroit 2 L.A.Angels 4,Seattle 2 Tuesday’s Games Boston 7,Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 9,N.Y.Yankees 3 Texas 12,Cleveland 7 Baltimore 5,Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 9,Kansas City 5 Oakland 5,Detroit 4,11 innings L.A.Angels 5,Seattle 4 Wednesday’s Games Detroit (Robertson 3-5) at Oakland (Duchscherer 4-4),12:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 4-6) at Seattle (Silva 3-5), 1:40 p.m. Tampa Bay (Jackson 3-4) at Boston (Beckett 5-4), 4:05 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 7-1) at N.Y.Yankees (Mussina 8-4), 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (Lee 8-1) at Texas (Ponson 4-1),5:05 p.m. Baltimore (D.Cabrera 5-1) at Minnesota (Perkins 22),5:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 3-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 4-4),5:11 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at N.Y.Yankees,10:05 a.m. Baltimore at Minnesota,10:10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Boston,3:05 p.m. Cleveland at Texas,5:05 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox,5:11 p.m.

Monday’s Games Philadelphia 5,Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 7,Florida 5,10 innings Milwaukee 4,Arizona 3 Pittsburgh 5,St.Louis 4 Chicago Cubs 7,San Diego 6 L.A.Dodgers 8,Colorado 2 San Francisco 10,N.Y.Mets 2 Tuesday’s Games Houston 2,Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 3,Cincinnati 2 Atlanta 5,Florida 4 St.Louis 6,Washington 1 Milwaukee 7,Arizona 1 Chicago Cubs 9,San Diego 6 Colorado 3,L.A.Dodgers 0 N.Y.Mets 9,San Francisco 6 Wednesday’s Games Florida (Hendrickson 7-3) at Atlanta (Glavine 2-2), 10:05 a.m. Arizona (Owings 6-3) at Milwaukee (Parra 3-2),11:05 a.m. Colorado (Cook 7-3) at L.A.Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Maine 5-4) at San Francisco (Cain 2-3), 12:45 p.m. Houston (Oswalt 4-5) at Pittsburgh (Duke 2-4),4:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 7-2) at Philadelphia (Myers 3-6), 4:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wellemeyer 6-1) at Washington (Lannan 4-5),4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lilly 5-4) at San Diego (Maddux 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Cincinnati at Philadelphia,10:05 a.m. Houston at Pittsburgh,4:05 p.m. Florida at Atlanta,4:10 p.m. St.Louis at Washington,4:10 p.m. N.Y.Mets at San Diego,7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A.Dodgers,7:10 p.m.


Wednesday • June 4, 2008



Mugabe blames West for food crisis
By Frances d’Emilio and Ariel David


Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe listens to a speech during a U.N. crisis summit on rising food prices at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome,Italy.

ROME — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe defended land policies blamed for devastating his country’s agricultural sector, asserting at a U.N. food summit Tuesday that the West was trying to cripple the nation’s economy. Mugabe’s presence at a summit addressing high global food prices sparked protests from some world leaders. He is blamed for the economic collapse of a country once considered a regional breadbasket and Zimbabweans increasingly are unable to afford food and other essentials. Zimbabwe is not subject to broad sanctions affecting ordinary citizens. Western sanctions are targeted

instead at the president and several dozen close associates. Mugabe nonetheless contended that his policies of redistributing land taken from large farmholders were “warmly welcomed by the vast majority of our people” and the sanctions aim to “cripple Zimbabwe’s economy and thereby effect illegal regime change in our country.” “The United Kingdom has mobilized her friends and allies in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand to impose illegal economic sanctions against Zimbabwe,” he said. U.S. State Department spokesman Tom Casey criticized Mugabe’s attendance at the summit, saying his “misrule” serves as “an example of what not to do in terms of managing agricultural and food policy.”

Australia’s foreign minister decried Mugabe’s participation as “obscene”. The Dutch ministry for overseas development pledged to ignore the ruler. The Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting the three-day summit to try to solve the short-term emergency of hunger caused by soaring prices, and to help poor countries grow enough food to feed their own. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon told world leaders that global food production must rise by 50 percent by 2030 to meet increasing demand. Ban said that nations must minimize export restrictions and import tariffs during the food price crisis and quickly resolve world trade talks. “The world needs to produce more food,” Ban said.



Wednesday • June 4, 2008


The paradox of ‘Mexican’ beer
By Josh L. Dickey

LOS ANGELES — No doubt there once existed a truly Mexican style of beer, brewed in a tradition that, through centuries of trial and error, fine-tuned indigenous ingredients and local conditions into perfect harmony. Unfortunately, we’ll never taste it. Each and every invading force, from the Spanish conquistadors to Maximilian, apparently decided they could do better than what the locals were pouring. And perhaps as a result, we’ve been left with a grafting of someone else’s beer preference onto climate, soil and water conditions that never quite suited it. European-style pilseners. American-style lagers. All of it made in Mexico — none of it really “from” there, none of it really with a defining sense of place. So what? Stick a lime in it and drink up, amigo. Your average beer snob is not shopping for a sixer south of the border, anyway. “Corona, Modelo, Sol, Dos Equis — these aren’t the world’s great lagers ... they’re more for what you associate them with,” says Christina Perozzi, who, as a beer sommelier at Rustic Canyon restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., and author of the beer blog www.beer4chicks.com, qualifies as a bona fide beer snob if anyone does. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. “If you associate yourself hanging out on a beach and crossing your legs and relaxing,” she says, “then you want to associate your beer with hanging out on a beach and crossing your legs and relaxing.” Well America, you are increasingly guilty

by association. The biggest-selling import beer in the United States, by far, is Corona Extra. Its fartrailing Mexican competitors — Modelo, Tecate, Pacifico — all have reported growth during the past five years. So has Dos Equis, which recently launched a massive new stateside marketing campaign. Mexico’s beers are moving so consistently well here that even domestic beer giants Miller and Anheuser Busch took a shot at the growing market this year with citrus-and-saltflavored offerings Miller Chill and Bud Light Lime. These may not be aromatic Oregon microbrews or German beer-law adherents, but they’re consistent in one way, at least — each is light, low in alcohol and decidedly unserious, always agreeable on a summer’s day.

And while each has built-in brand recognition among the roaring Hispanic population, their target drinkers, for the most part, are American-born. For instance, only 20 to 25 percent of Corona’s total sales go to Hispanic drinkers, says Brian Sudano, managing director of Beverage Marketing Corporation, an independent industry market research firm. And as Modelo and Tecate chase more of the immigrant market with lower prices, Dos Equis is busy establishing itself alongside Corona as a premium brand. “Dos Equis has a very good footprint in Mexico, but our advertising campaign here is not the same,” says Dos Equis marketing vice president Kheri Holland Tillman. Their U.S. mark: Men, 21 to 34, who are “a little bit more affluent” than your average Joe Sixpack. The brand’s new spots, now in their second

year, feature “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” a wizened, vaguely Hispanic fellow whose physical, Hemingwayesque sense of adventure seems at ease with his sense of humor. “I don’t always drink beer,” goes his I’m-so-worldly tagline, “but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.” That intensity is miles away from Corona’s laid-back ad ethos, which has served the venerated brand well. At the equivalent of 117 million cases sold in the U.S., Corona imported more beer than the next five Mexican competitors combined, according to Beverage Marketing Corporation figures. But even a vacation in a bottle can experience some rain: Corona’s sales volume dipped last year from a 2006 peak of 121 million cases sold. Sudano says reports among some beer-market watchers of Corona’s slide in the face of competition and market fragmentation have been greatly exaggerated. “If you take a step back and look at how Corona is performing against Dos Equis, Tecate and the rest of the import market, the view that all these consumers are moving in droves is misleading,” Sudano says, attributing the dip to a combination of recent distribution headaches coupled with a recent price increase. One trend that Mexican brewers have left largely unplumbed: the previous decade’s explosion of craft beer. A precious few microbrewers have sprang up in Mexico, and none has yet gained a significant foothold in the U.S. Perozzi, whose mind is a virtual database of exotic beers from around the world, struggles

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Wednesday • June 4, 2008

devil who mellowed once he entered school. The challenge in class became language. Peña spoke only Spanish when he entered kindergarten. By his third year, however, he had a handle on the second language. Throughout school, Peña focused on his academics. Transitioning into high school was a challenge for Peña who started Woodside as one of 100 students from his old school. Soon he wasn’t getting lost on campus. Peña joined Mesa AVID during his sophomore year — an organization that helps students get on the track to college. Students visit college campuses along the way. Peña had a chance to visit Berkeley as a result. He enjoyed the school despite the large campus. Peña expanded his activities during his senior year to include many volunteer efforts around campus such as helping with a town bike race and the on-campus robotics competition. He was also the winner of a $1,000 Intel scholarship. Peña doesn’t have any set plans for this summer. He does plan to move for school, despite his mom’s hope he’ll stay. Peña plans to one day continue the family business. But for now, the plan includes studying business and being open to the possibilities. Woodside High School graduation is Friday, June 8.
Heather Murtagh can be reached by e-mail: heather@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 105.

behind him. Officials said Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland was ready to endorse him on Wednesday. Additionally, party leaders readied a statement urging uncommitted superdelegates in Congress and among the ranks of governors to state their preference by Friday. Several officials said that while they wanted to unify the party quickly, they were also determined not to appear to push Clinton out of the race, particularly since she will be returning to the Senate once her presidential bid is over. On Wednesday, both Obama and Clinton were addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group. On the final night of the primary season, Clinton won South Dakota while Obama took Montana — and a slew of party superdelegates who declared their support to help him clinch the party nod. He did it, according to the Associated Press tally, based on primary elections, state Democratic caucuses and support from superdelegates. It took 2,118 delegates to clinch the nomination at the convention in Denver this summer, and Obama had 2,144 by the AP count. In contrast to the 17-month Democratic primary, Republicans gave McCain the status of likely GOP nominee in March. Since then, McCain has laid the groundwork for the general election campaign by portraying Obama as lacking the experience and judgment needed to be commander in chief. McCain spoke first and he accused his younger rival of voting “to deny funds to the soldiers who have done a brilliant and brave job” in Iraq. It was a reference to 2007 legislation to pay for the Iraq war, a measure Obama opposed, citing the lack of a timetable for withdrawing troops. The Republican was taking his message — that he has a record of reform while his opponent simply has rhetoric — directly to the voters in morning appearances on network news programs from Louisiana, where he will campaign later Wednesday. Obama addressed thousands of cheering backers in the same Minnesota arena where Republicans will hold their nominating convention in early September. He promised an aboveboard debate and seemed to suggest that the GOP simply engages in divisive politics. Said Obama: “What you don’t deserve is another election that’s governed by fear, and innuendo, and division. What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon — that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize.”

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ness — Peña Meat and Food in Redwood City. He had a little red wagon that he would use to move things when he was younger. That was his job, he said with a smile. Some mornings, Peña would go with his father to the buyers. He could voice opinions about which candies kids would buy. Peña attributed the experience as the inspiration for his college aspirations to study business. On June 8, Peña will be the first in his family to graduate high school with college plans on the horizon. Learning of those plans came with a memorable day for Peña. He checked to see if he was accepted to the University of California at Berkeley numerous times — in the morning, before lunch, after lunch. Each time he checked, the information had yet to be posted. During English class, the college counselor walked into the room and asked Peña if he checked his application status. In front of the class, she announced Peña not only was accepted to his first choice — Berkeley — but he was awarded the Incentives Awards Program scholarship. The $32,000 scholarship will cover most of Peña’s school expenses while he pursues a degree in business. Growing up, Peña described himself as a

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speeches marking the start of the general election, both maneuvered for the advantage with voters sour on the status quo. McCain, a four-term Arizona senator seeking to succeed a fellow Republican, uttered the word “change” more than 30 times as he tried to distance himself from President Bush and blister his Democratic rival. Obama uttered the phrase 19 times in a speech that claimed the Democratic presidential nomination. “The wrong change looks not to the future but to the past for solutions that have failed us before and will surely fail us again,” McCain, 71, said in suburban New Orleans. “I have a few years on my opponent, so I am surprised that a young man has bought into so many failed ideas.” In St. Paul, Minn., Obama, 46 and a firstterm Illinois senator, ceded no ground on the reformer mantle and cast McCain as a continuation of the unpopular Bush’s eight-year tenure. “My differences with him are not personal; they are with the policies he has proposed in this campaign. Because while John McCain can legitimately tout moments of independence from his party in the past, such independence has not been the hallmark of his presidential campaign,” Obama said. The campaign is the first in half a century in which neither a sitting president nor a vice president is running for the highest office, and the first since 1960 in which a senator will assume the White House. A fragile economy and an ongoing Iraq war, as well as matters of age and race serve as a backdrop. Both McCain and Obama were full of praise for defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton as the two sought to make a play for her loyalist backers — women and working-class voters. Clinton, the New York senator and former first lady, stopped short of dropping out of the race even though Obama had reached the requisite delegate count for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Instead of conceding, Clinton said she would spend the next few days determining “how to move forward with the best interests of our country and our party guiding my way.” Behind the scenes, she maneuvered for the vice presidential spot on Obama’s fall ticket, expressing a willingness in a conference call with her state’s congressional delegation. “I am open to it” if it would help the party’s prospects in November, Clinton replied, according to participants who spoke on condition of anonymity because the call was private. Obama’s aides were noncommittal. In the meantime, the party was swinging

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to think of one. After a moment’s pause: “I’ve had the Tijuana beer, and that’s really good,” she says. “They make something like an American amber. The Tijuana Morena, that’s it.” She also cops to an affinity for Negro Modelo, the darker-hued cousin to the second-

highest selling Mexican beer, Modelo Especiale. “It’s the only one that has some toastiness to it,” she says. “It has a better balance than the lagers,” which always seem to be overpowered by minerality. Then it dawns: Is the problem that Mexico’s imitations of other countries’ light-bodied styles, wrought by centuries of foreign influences, simply don’t work well with the water? It’s a theory befitting Perozzi’s notion that hard water is best for dark beer like ale; and soft water is better for light lagers and pilseners.



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Recipe for sun dried tomato falafel

Beverly Lynn Bennett’s new cookbook, “Vegan Bites,” caters to the just-one, just-veggies crowd with small-batch vegan recipes. But you don’t need to be single or a vegan to appreciate her recipe for sun dried tomato falafel in pita pockets.

Sun dried tomato falafel in pitas
Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 1/4 cup sun dried tomato pieces (not oil-packed) 1/3 cup water 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, plus additional for frying 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour 2 tablespoons finely diced red onions 2 tablespoons finely diced celery 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Two large whole-grain pita breads Sliced cucumbers Shredded carrots Shredded lettuce Alfalfa sprouts Plain soy yogurt or tahini Freshly squeezed lemon juice, as needed In a small bowl combine the sundried tomato pieces with the water. Cover and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off any excess water from the tomatoes, then transfer them to a food processor along with the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, chili powder, curry powder, salt and cayenne. Process, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, for 1 to 2 minutes,

or until completely smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the flour, red onions, celery and chopped parsley. Pour enough olive oil into a large skillet to coat the bottom and place over medium heat. Carefully portion 6 rounded tablespoonfuls of the falafel mixture into the hot oil and flatten each one slightly with the back of the spoon. Cook the patties over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden on the bottom. Flip the patties and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown on the other side. Arrange two paper towels on a large plate. Transfer the patties to the plate to allow excess oil to drain. Repeat with remaining falafel mixture. To assemble each sandwich, cut the pita bread in half across the center. Open the pocket of each half and fill each with 3 falafel patties and as

You don’t need to be a vegan to appreciate sun dried tomatoes.
much cucumber, carrot, lettuce and sprouts as desired. Thin the soy yogurt or tahini with a small amount of lemon juice to make a sauce, then drizzle it over each pita half to taste.


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Entertainment briefs
Tatum O’Neal says drug arrest ‘saved’ her
NEW YORK — Tatum O’Neal told a newspaper columnist she is grateful to the New York City police officers who busted her for cocaine and saved her from herself. “I’m still sober!” the 44year-old actress told New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser in a phone call shortly after being Tatum O’Neal released from custody Monday. “Just when I was about to change that and wreck my life, the cops came and saved me! I was saved by the bell, by the guys in the Seventh Precinct.” O’Neal is due back in court July 28 to face a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested Sunday night during a routine drug sweep in her Lower East Side neighborhood. Police said they found two bags of cocaine in her pants pocket. O’Neal, the daughter of Ryan O’Neal and ex-wife of John McEnroe, has publicly chronicled her struggles with heroin and cocaine addiction. She said she has been sober in recent months, going to 12-step recovery meetings every day.

Audrey Hepburn’s husband dies
By Bob Thomas

Alton Kelley, creator of ’60s psychedelic rock posters, dies
PETALUMA — Artist Alton Kelley, who created the psychedelic style of posters and other art associated with the 1960s San Francisco rock scene, has died. He was 67. Kelley died Sunday of complications from osteoporosis in his Petaluma home, according to his publicist, Jennifer Gross. The artwork that Kelley and his lifelong collaborator, Stanley “Mouse” Miller, churned out from their studio, a converted firehouse where Janis Joplin first rehearsed with Big Brother and the Holding Company, was iconic. It include dozens of classic rock posters, including the famous Grateful Dead “skull and roses” poster designed for a show at the Avalon Ballroom, as well as posters and album covers for Journey, Steve Miller, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.

LOS ANGELES — Mel Ferrer, the tall, darkly handsome star of such classic films as “Lili,” “War and Peace” and “The Sun Also Rises,” as well as producer and director of movies starring his wife, Audrey Hepburn, has died at age 90. Ferrer died Monday at his ranch near Santa Barbara, family spokesman Mike Mena said. “It’s a sad occasion, but he did live a long and productive life,” Mena told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Ferrer’s most impressive film role came in 1953 in “Lili.” He played a rippled carnival puppeteer with whom a French orphan (played by Leslie Caron) falls in love. He also won critical acclaim as Luis Bello in Robert Rossen’s 1951 depiction of the public and private life of a bullfighter in “The Brave Bulls,” based on a Tom Lea book, and starred opposite Hepburn in 1956’s “War and Peace.” In later years, he turned more to directing and producing for movies and TV. “Acting, at times, depresses Mel,” Hepburn once said. “Directing lifts him. He’s so relaxed at it that I just know it is the job he loves.” He and Hepburn had become engaged in 1954 when they appeared together in the New York play “Ondine.” They married later that year in Burgenstock, Switzerland. The pair divorced in 1968 and Ferrer married his fourth wife, Elizabeth Soukhotine, in


Actor-filmmaker Mel Ferrer in an undated publicity photograph.
1971. She survives him. Ferrer and Hepburn costarred in a television version of “Mayerling,” and Ferrer directed Hepburn in the 1959 film “Green Mansions.” He also produced one of Hepburn’s greatest film triumphs, 1967’s “Wait Until Dark,” a terrifying thriller in which she portrays a blind woman terrorized by drug dealers who break into her home. Born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on Aug. 25, 1917, in Elberon, N.J., Ferrer was the son of a doctor from Puerto Rico and a socialite mother. He grew up in comfortable surroundings, attending private schools and Princeton University.

Colbert tells Princeton grads to keep status quo
By Geoff Mulvihill

Lohan’s parents back in court over custody dispute
WESTBURY, N.Y. — The battling Lohans are back in court. Nearly a year after they settled their divorce, Lindsay Lohan’s estranged parents were in a Long Island courtroom Tuesday over custody issues. Michael Lohan complained that his ex-wife, Dina, wasn’t living up to a visitation agreement involving their two youngest children, Ali, 14, and Dakota, 11. The children live with their mother in Merrick; Michael now lives in Southampton.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Stephen Colbert, the host of his own Comedy Central show, Emmy winner, faux presidential candidate and best-selling author, added to that esteemed collection an award from Princeton University: “The Great Princeton Class of 2008 Understandable Vanity Award.” The award was mounted on a mirror. “I have to say, I’ve never seen anything more beautiful,” Colbert on Monday told the 2,611 Princeton graduatesto-be assembled at Class Day, which is held each year the day before commencement. Senior Class President Tom Haine

pointed out that the ceremony was held in front of ivy-covered Nassau Hall in an area where Gen. George Washington defeated the British in the Battle of Princeton. “Mr. Colbert is, as George Washington was, a great patriot,” Haine said. “He stands firm against the liberal tyrannies of our time. In other words, he fits right in.” During his speech, Colbert — in character as a right-wing, blowhard political commentator — tweaked the customary message of graduation speeches b y implori n g stu-

“You can change the world.Please don’t do that,OK? Some of us like the way things are going now.”
— Stephen Colbert

dents to maintain the status quo. “You can change the world,” he said. “Please don’t do that, OK? Some of us like the way things are going now.” And instead of telling graduates to conquer their fears, he admitted his. “I’m scared of you,” he said. “I can tell you are go-getters. At my college, for instance, no one got out of bed before 11 o’clock.” He also made fun of the black and orange class jackets — known as “beer jackets” — that the graduates wore, and other aspects of Princeton culture. “When you leave here,” the comedian said, “no one will ever, ever want to hear you sing a capella. And those jackets you’re wearing, do not wear them to your job interview.” Then, he was presented with one.
Artists by the Bay. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 121 Warren Road, San Mateo. For more information call Gay Gentry at 5739832. Twenty-fifth Annual Bonsai exhibit. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. San Mateo Garden Center, Beresford Park, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. Demonstrations from John Thompson at noon to 3 p.m. Door prizes, tree clinic, vendor and plant sales. Free. Shavuot family farm. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Enjoy delicious blintzes, honey tasting, making your own cheese and sampling fruits and vegetables from local farmers. $10 for adults and $7 for children. For more information call 378-2702.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 A potpourri of summer songs with The Melodies. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Peninsula Jewish Community Center., 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. For more information call 378-2702. Little House book club discusses ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setterfield. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Conference Room, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Free. Basic skills development class. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fire Station 37, 511 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae. Learn how to prepare yourself, your family, home and workplace for a disaster. Free. For more information call 259-2400. THURSDAY, JUNE 5 Hot Harvest Nights: San Carlos farmers’ market. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Downtown Laurel Street. Specialty foods and live entertainment. Stores in the surrounding areas will be open late. Shop, dine and stroll the streets. SATURDAY, JUNE 7 Twenty-fifth annual Bonsai exhibit. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. San Mateo Garden

Center, Beresford Park, 605 Parkside Way, San Mateo. Demonstrations from Gordon Deeg at noon to 3 p.m. Door prizes, tree clinic, vendor and plant sales. Free. City of Burlingame’s ‘Art in the Park.’ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit pacificfinearts.com and call 558-7300. San Mateo ‘On the Move’ kick-off event. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Park, San Mateo. Health and wellness assessment and testing, diet and nutrition information, local health vendors, fitness demonstrations, dance performances and family fit zone. SUNDAY, JUNE 8


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BORN TODAy: In arrangements or involvements where you are

free to call your own shots, you will do quite well in the year ahead. Conversely, when another is running the show, it will put limits on your talents and skills.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t put yourself in a position

to need the support of someone who has caused you much discomfort in the past. This person hasn’t changed, and it isn’t likely you’ll tolerate him or her any better. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Past responsibilities that you failed to complete could put the squeeze on you at this time. The sooner you fulfill these duties, the quicker you can get on with your own affairs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you are uncomfortable at a social gathering, keep your feelings and thoughts to yourself. Your whining will only spoil the fun for everyone else and compound your own anguish. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The only way to satisfy your ambitions is to roll up your sleeves and do your best to accomplish them. Blaming others will only prevent you from achieving anything worthy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Keep what interests your listeners uppermost in your conversations, and you will draw others to you like a moth to a flame. Expound upon topics about which others could care less, and you’ll find a niche.

effort to take care of obligations that are due, you’ll feel pressed into a corner and only have yourself to blame for your misery. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It might be exceptionally easy to dwell upon the negatives rather than on positive alternatives, but that will leave you empty and lost. Think about the good, not the bad. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be realistic about your limitations, and you’ll accomplish far more than you would if you took on more than you could comfortably manage. That will only lead to your undoing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Watch out for someone whose views diametrically oppose yours, because this person is walking around with a chip on his or her shoulder and spoiling for a good fight. Don’t accommodate this hothead. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Pace yourself wisely, or there is every chance that you will run out of steam before you can accomplish your purposes. By racing the clock, you could collapse before reaching your goals. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Angry verbal exchanges can be avoided by keeping your opinions and emotions to yourself. Who cares what another thinks -- unless it affects you? Only then should you respond, but in logical terms. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Follow only sound, ethical business procedures in all of your material dealings, and you’ll make quality decisions. You’ll have a battle on your hands the moment you get greedy or self-serving. Copyright 2008, Newspaper Enterprise Assn.



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Caring individuals to work w/disabled students 5-18yrs. Strength & stamina to assist students w/physical care needs & life skills training. $16.20/hr. Var SM Co loc. 650.802.5366 CAREGIVER - to assist woman with MS, $14-$16./hr. to start. Various shifts, references, valid Drivers License & legal for payroll, (650)571-7636. CAREGIVERS NEEDED throughout the Peninsula. Call 650-642-6900. CAREGIVERS OR ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS needed for our medically based day program in Burlingame serving individuals with developmental disabilities. CNA preferred but not required. MondayFriday, flexible hours. Call (650)692-2400 for more information.

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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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NEW MANDARIN SCHOOL Opening in Belmont! Classes begin on June 21st Free class on June 14th Call (650)226-3846 for info!!
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Throughout San Mateo County.

Immediate Openings OBRA experienced needed RN/DON, LVN, CNA & RNA, Staff Development Nurse, Diet Cook, Housekeeping
Able to read, write & communicate with the elderly

Call (650)722-9212 or email todd@10s.biz
Seeking private court for lessons

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Spanish, French, Italian
Certificated Local Teacher All Ages! Students, get a jump-start on Fall!

CAREGIVERS2 yrs experienced required. Immediate Placement on all assignments!

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ADMIN - Burlingame insurance office seeks PT Office worker. Must have computer skills 40 WPM, Insurance Experience a plus. Call (650)342-9530 or email: info@rsireports.com. ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT San Mateo, full time, $13/hour, MS, Excel, data entry. Bilingual (EnglishSpanish) a plus. 888-225-0365. gnavarro@pmonarch.com

(650)777-9000 CLEANING Housecleaners needed. Excellent pay, company car, no nights, no weekends. Bilingual required. Call Molly Maids (650)837-9788. CLERICAL - Entry level, FT San Mateo office, heavy phones, banking, computer skills, medical billing. (650)344-6961.

Love Is Ageless San Mateo Convalescent Small & Caring Apply in person San Mateo Convalescent Hospital 453 N. San Mateo Dr. (650)342-6255 EOE
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.
HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED! Full-time in Hillsborough. Complete cleaning, laundry, ironing, errands, pet care & light cooking. Must have a CDL, 3+ yrs of cleaning experience in private homes and be detailed oriented. $20-25/hr. Call 650 326-8570 HVAC WHOLESALER needs Sales Person, Mid-Peninsula Area, need sales person familiar with HVAC equipment, controls & accessories. Pay commensurate with experience. (650)593-7697. SALES -

COOK Needed for Fiddlers Green in Millbrae. FT or PT available. Must have experience and be a self starter. Call Oliver 650-430-4561. Located at 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae 94030 DELI - Deli Help needed in San Mateo Call for info (650)347-1956 DOG CARE - multi dog care, gardening for mature, ethical, high energy person with common sense, $14.00 per hour (650)368-1736

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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.

Call (415)495-6121
AVON SELL OR BUY Earn up 50% + bonsues Hablamos Espanol 1(866)440-5795 Independent Sales Rep FRONT DESK / RECEPTIONIST San Mateo resort showroom, professional, outgoing and friendly. Data entry, full time, $13/hour, bi-lingual, English-Spanish preferred. 888-225-0365. gnavarro@pmonarch.com

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

$3000 Salary/ Commission
We seek men and women looking for a career. Bilingual a plus. No experience, great training, great benefits, family owned, 40 years. Call Mr. Olsen, (650)342-4321. SALES REPS Wanted!! $10K-$50K
month. Call (877)372-9850. PLUMBING Service Plumber, must be presentable, motivated and eager to make money. Preferably 2-3 years experience. Must have clean DMV, own your own hand tool and be drug free. Be able to work evenings and weekends. Pay depends on experience. pleae contact Greg, at (650)520-4684.

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

Home Sweet Home Care (650)556-9906
TAXICAB DRIVER WANTED Full Time and Part Time Call (650)766-9878

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needed and applications are currently being accepted. Contact phone (650)654-9700 or email Charlotte Crouch @ ccrouch@silveradosenior.com

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POST OFFICE now hiring. Average
pay $20/hr, $57K/yr., includes Federal benefits, Overtime. Placed by adSource, not AFF w/USPS who hires. (866)533-3804

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SPORTS INTERN The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for sports interns. Interns compile statistics & perform other administrative duties while participating in the fast-paced news room of San Mateo County’s best newspaper for local sports. Familiarity with sports, particularly local prep sports, is a plus. To apply, please submit a resume, any relevant clips and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in local sports journalism and the Daily Journal. Send your information via e-mail at news@smdailyjournal.com or by regular mail to: 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402. No phone calls please. STERLING COURT, a retirement community in San Mateo, is now accepting applications from independent cosmetologists to operate our beauty shop on a full time basis. All licenses and health certificates must be current. Only fax cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone calls please. Fax to (650)344-7395, Attn: Business Manager.





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: www.smdailyjournal.com. Send your information via e-mail to news@smdailyjournal.com or by regular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210, San Mateo CA 94402.

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

Contact: Kim Abelite kabelite@ziprealty.com Or 800-225-5947 x6110
RELIABLE PERSON to work in tropical garden in Redwood City. Approximately 12-15 hrs. per week, $14. per hour, citizen, (650)368-1736. SALES REP / MGMT

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Over the Hedge

$15-$20 hour
PT/FT, Flexible hours 100 year old company. Advancement oppty. No fee. Fuller Brush Co. Call 1-800-655-5435 SALES/MARKETING INTERNSHIPS The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking for ambitious interns who are eager to jump into the business arena with both feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs of the newspaper and media industries. This position will provide valuable experience for your bright future. Fax resume (650)344-5290 email info@smdailyjournal.com

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: ads@smdailyjournal.com

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 Jhitchcock@LivHOME.com

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227127 The following person is doing business as: Fish-A-Licious, 1101 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010 is hereby registered by the following owner: Burl. Corporation, CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ George Hourani / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/12/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/14/08, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227212 The following person is doing business as: Volare Leather, P. O. Box 5721, South San Francisco, CA 94083, is hereby registered by the following owner: David Chun, 110 Poplar Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 05/14/08. /s/ David Chun / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/16/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227258 The following person is doing business as: Soulfulla Goodz Entertainment, 1600 S. Delaware St., #9, San Mateo, CA 94402, is hereby registered by the following owner: Ruben A. Norales, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Ruben Norales / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08, 06/2508). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227481 The following person is doing business as: Papa Johns Pizza, 735 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, is hereby registered by the following owner: Sito Incorporated, 5 Emerald Court, San Mateo, CA 94403. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Paul Shamieh / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 06/03/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08, 06/2508). FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227449 The following person is doing business as: RC Enterprises dba RC Janitorial Supplies and Services, 1142 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070, is hereby registered by the following owner: Rodel S. Cabrera, 214 Winwood Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Rodel S. Cabrera / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/30/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08, 06/2508).

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

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In-Home Senior Care 24/7 Compassionate and Experienced
Low Cost, Insured, Bonded Hourly, Live-In, 2 Shifts Assistance with personal care and memory loss. Respite Care.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227128 The following person is doing business as: The Holiday House, 431 Costa Rica Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402, is hereby registered by the following owner: Cynthia J. Russell, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Cynthia J. Russell / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/12/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/14/08, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227270 The following person is doing business as: Commercial Office Furniture, 2431 Carlmont Dr #16, BELMONT, CA 94002, is hereby registered by the following owner: John Fribourgh, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ John Fribourgh / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/20/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227119 The following person is doing business as: Green Life Tropicals, 35 E. 41st Place, #C, San Mateo, CA 94403, is hereby registered by the following owner: Chris Barson, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Chris Barson / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/12/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/14/08, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227321 The following person is doing business as: Surgical Staff, Inc., 120 St. Matthews Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401, is hereby registered by the following owner: The Surgical Staff North, Inc., CA. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on 01/01/00. /s/ Beverly Foster / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/23/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08).

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CASE# CIV 472704 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, 400 COUNTY CENTER RD, REDWOOD CITY CA 94063 SOUTHERN BRANCH, PETITION OF Carmen Vasquez, on behalf of Carlos Vasquez Chavez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Carmen Vasquez on behalf of Carlos Vasquez Chavez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: (a)Present name: Carlos Vasquez Chavez Proposed name: Carlos Vasquez-Chavez THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. A HEARING on the petition shall be held on June 26, 2008, at 9 a.m., Dept. PJ, at 400 County Center, Redwood City CA 94063. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation: The Daily Journal, San Mateo County Filed: May 15, 2008 /s/ Stephen M. Hall / Judge of the Superior Court Dated: 05/12/08 (Published 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #226947 The following persons are doing business as: 324 N. San Mateo Drive Company, 324 N. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401, is hereby registered by the following owners: Poriya Dokhanchi & Mana Jamali, 1425 Carlton Rd., Hillsborough, CA 94010 and Philip G. Winters, 47 Robleda Dr., Atherton, CA 94027. The business is conducted by a General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on 04/25/1960. /s/ Philip G. Winters / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/05/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/14/08, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227175 The following person is doing business as: Gamestop 5963, 1135 Industrial Road, Ste. B, San Carlos, CA 94070, is hereby registered by the following owner: Gamestop, Inc., TX. The business is conducted by a Corporation. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Michael Nichols / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/14/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08).

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #227092 The following person is doing business as: Garvic & Associates, 520 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 700, San Mateo, CA 94402, is hereby registered by the following owner: John D. Garvic, same address. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ John D. Garvic / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/09/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/14/08, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 226869 The following person is doing business as: SR Enterprises, 1660 S. Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 308, San Mateo, CA 94402, is hereby registered by the following owner: Rock Vesting, LLC., CA. The business is conducted by an Unincorporated Associates. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Javier Roman Rivera / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 04/30/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 227253 The following person is doing business as: Peninsula Used Furniture Sales, 1745 Adrian Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, is hereby registered by the following owner: Alan Martin Gorman, 1315 Carmelita Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010. The business is conducted by an Individual. The registrants commenced to transact business under the FBN on /s/ Alan Gorman / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 05/19/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08).

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #226497 The following persons are doing business as: San Francisco Farmers Market, 2800 Geneva, Daly City, CA 94015, is hereby registered by the following owners: Abdallah Musa Haddad, 255 Carro Dr., Daly City, CA 94015 and Saleem Madani, 52 S. Linden Ave, So. San Francisco, CA 94015. The business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the FBN on N/A. /s/ Abdallah Haddad / This statement was filed with the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on 04/11/08. (Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal, 06/04/08, 06/11/08, 06/18/08, 06/2508).



Wednesday • June 4, 2008
203 Public Notices 296 Appliances
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 Profile, White, over the range model, paid $500., Asking $95. Call (650)856-7949. MICROWAVE SHARP carousel, compact type, looks and works great. $20 (650)290-1438. REFRIDGERATOR BOX, medium size, never used. $75. 650-994-7747. REFRIGERATOR - Table top size for beer & wines, $50., (415)585-3622. VACUUM CLEANER Bissell like new, 2 in 1- includes upright and removable canister $99. 650-573-0162.

302 Antiques
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 ASSORTED BOX of books, $15. call (650)755-9833. HALL’S CHINA items, collectable, $50. call (650)755-9833. KITCHEN UTENSILS, priced 25 cents to $2. call (650)755-9833 PATIO UMBRELLA, never used, $20. SOLD! ROYAL TYPEWRITER- 1940’s Excellent Condition $50. Call 650-755-9833. SCHOOL DESK - Antique, excellent condition, St. Matthew’s, metal & wood, $95. obo (650)349-6059 TABLE LAMP - Milk glass, 24"H, Old. $30. (650)591-0145 (call after 3:30pm) WALL CLOCK- antique mirrored glass, 24 by 24, $40. Call (650)755-9833.

304 Furniture
OUTDOOR TABLE - 3x3, $8., (650)345-9036 PAIR WHITE resin patio chairs $6 RWC 650-367-6221 PATIO UMBRELLA TABLE - metal mesh top, foldable. Hunter green color, 28” H, 42” round, $40., RWC, (650)367-6221 PINE KITCHEN Curio Shelf 6ft x 2ft very sturdy and handy, $50. (650)312-1628. 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. SINGER SEWING MACHINE - with stool & book. From 70’s, $50., (650)670-7545. SOFA 7FT, GOOD CONDITION, $99. (650)595-4738 RWC. SOFA, CHAIR & FOOTSTOOL - Maroon with green stripes, w/ matching arm cover, excellent condition, $200., (650)670-7545 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. WROUGHT IRON CHILDRENS Icecream palor chairs (5). Old, excellent condition $99/set obo. 650-345-2450.

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

312 Pets & Animals
BICHON - 9 weeks, AKC, papers, shots, wormed, M & F, $650., (510)776-8042. BULLDOGGES - Olde English puppies. I.O.E.B.A. Registered. Family raised. (925)783-8536. CAGE - Colorful, for small animals, carry case included, like new $25 (650)7849526. GOLDEN RETRIEVER - Pups, AKC, OFA Shots, Obedience train, housebreak, $450. plus. (925)399-2065 LARGE SOFT DOG PILLOW - Zippered clean, used 1 month, $15., RWC, (650)367-6221 PAPILLION - Nine weeks, female, white & gold, shots, $895., (650)359-0796 SHIH-POO - Nine weeks, female, shots, black & white, $695., (650)359-0796

SUMMONS CASE NUMBER: CIV 466703 NOTICE TO CROSS-DEFENDENTS: Raly James Hernandez, Clarence “Butch” Visenio, Coastamerica Financial & Realty, Corporation, Leonardo “Nardy” Enriquez, Mark Albert Covarrubias Bello, and ROES 1-100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY CROSSCOMPLAINANT: Merchants Bonding Company You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. The name and address of the court is: Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, 400 County Center, 2nd floor, Redwood City, 94063 The name and address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: John L. Fallat (Bar# 114842), Law Offices of John L. Fallat, 523 4th St., Ste. 210, San Rafael, CA 94901, (415)457-3773. Dated: Dec. 26, 2007 John C. Fitton, Clerk by A. DeLeon, Deputy, BY FAX Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on 05/21/08, 05/28/08, 06/04/08, 06/11/08.

310 Misc. For Sale
2 DECORATIVE table mats natural shell tops (mother of pearl) 10 and 12 inches round, good cond, $30 cash for both, (650)343-4282. AC TRANSIT 31 Day Adult Transbay Ticket, Regular Price $116.00, Reduced to $100.00 for Quick Sale, Wi-Fi Aboard Luxury Bus, Never Used, Also Good on all Local Routes, Call 510-278-8626 BEDSPREAD - Antique Hobnail, ivory, double size bedspread, perfect condition, $25., (650)591-1816. BISSELL rug shampooer, upright, excellent condition, $25., (650)679-9359 BOOKS - History, art and health etc., ex. cond $1 each 30 total, (650)592-2648 BRONZE COLOR adjustable metal cane, $7., (650)367-6221, RWC. 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. COPY MACHINE TONER for Panasonic DP2310 or 3010. Full case available. Make offer. (650)344-5200 Jerry DESIGNER PERFUME Cabotine, never used, in box, $20. (510)777-1162. ELEVATOR - (In box, 2 story stainless 10X10 Canton), paid $130K, sell $75K obo. (480)833-4299. FLORAL CENTERPIECE, holds 3 candles, silver plated, made in England, changeable, $20. (650)591-0145 after 3:30pm HAMSTER EXERCISE BALL - like new, in box, have 2, $4.50 each, (650)9917278 HAMSTER EXERCISE WHEEL - 6 1/2D, attach to cage, like new, SOLD! JAMES PATTERSON Hardback Books (4) $4 each, (650)341-1861 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. NORDIC TRACK X-Country Skiing Machine - All Hardwood, Like New, $99 SOLD! NORELCO SHAVER (for men) triple head includes charger, $25., (650)5933495 PATIO FURNITURE - 1 5ft table, 6 chairs with pads, all aluminim good shape, $100 obo, (650)302-0507 PATIO FURNITURE - 1 small table, 2 chairs with pads, all aluminum with 6ft umbrella, good shape, $75 obo, (650)302-0507 PROTECTIVE CARRYING CASE for Nokia 6133 flip cell, new in box, $15., (650)991-7278 PUZZLE EXCELLENT cond, $2. Call 650-574-7743 SAMSONITE LUGGAGE - Black, never used, cube size deluxe, $100., (650)5945945 SEWING FABRIC - Large box of sewing fabric, various sizes, colors, textures, $25. (650)679-9359. SONY TAPE & CD player 2 speakers standing on 4ft platform includes storage for 50 CD's $85., (650)592-2648. STORAGE CABINET with doors & 4 shelves, 16” deep x 60” tall x 30” wide. $40., (650)367-6221. RWC VACUUM CLEANER - Upright Phantom Fury vacuum cleaner, great condition, $25., (650)679-9359 VELVETINE THROW PILLOWS - Three 16 inch square never used 1 burgundy 2 white, $20/all cash only, (650)343-4282. VINYL MINI blinds, white, never used. 35w X 64l. $10. (650)345-2350 WALL CLOCK - $95. (650)592-2648. WATER PURIFIER - Under counter model, used, with new parts. paid $500, sell $30/obo. (650)873-1608.

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

303 Electronics
APEX COLOR TV - 20 inch, 2000 model, $50., 650-591-2393 DENON RECEIVER AVR800 amp and Sony CD player. $75. (650)286-1292 JVC RECEIVER - Vintage JR-S301, nice with large meters. $50. (650)255-8512. LEXMARK PRINTER - Color Printer, Model Z845, with full cartridges and a back up new color cartridge, like new, $50., (650)401-8224. PIONEER LASER DISC Player plus 12 free discs, collector’s item! $75. Call (650)364-0117. PLAYSTATION 1 with 13 games, 2 controllers, and 1namco gun controller. $35. (650)796-1646 PORTABLE RADIO - AM/FM double cassette battery or plug, $15., (650)8734030. TV - 25” Sharp color TV with remote, $50., (650)619-2076. TV - 27” Color with remote control, perfect condition, $80, (650)368-3037. TV - 27” GE color with remote, $65., (650)619-2076 TV - 27” with remote controller, Sale: $50_very good condition. (650)278-2702

297 Bicycles
EDDY MERKX Blue 55 cm. complete bike. $700. Call (925)875-1696.

2 PAIRS Capezio tap shoes, size 5 1/2, $75 for both, (650)345-2530 3 PAIR Men's shoes - size 10, $9 each /1 pair sport boots, $6., (650)345-9036 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 CLOTHES - 7 yr old boys jeans, shoes, sweaters, outfits, all new, top of the line quality, $9. each, (415)585-3622 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: saildon03@yahoo.com SNEAKERS - 2 pairs, Nike Air & Reebok, size 9, each $8 or both for $15. (650)375-0909. 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

298 Collectibles
"RED WING" stoneware 4 gallon with lid, wire handle, old butter churn $65 RWC 650-367-6221 6 ART PRINTS - Early 50's Picasso, Van Gogh & more. $60/all. (650)207-2712 70'S-90'S GIANTS, 49ers sports memorbiala. 10 items $15 all. (650)207-2712. AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS CARDS (40) rare insert cards, $80/all. (650)2072712 BARBIE DOLLS - Clean & nicely dressed, good condition, $2. each, 50 available, (650)583-6269. COIN ALBUMS - 2 Dansco Silver Dollar Coin Albums (No Coins included) 18781893, 1894-1935. Never used. $30. (650588-8926 ENGLISH SHEFFIELD Carving Set From England, like new, appraised for $125., selling $75. ( 650)367-6221 RWC FRUIT CRATE LABELS - (20) Art Deco Era, excellent condition. Antique Lithograph, $80. all, (650)207-2712. FRUIT TRAY - Large, 19” round, beautiful colored fruit, like Capo Dimonde, $95., (650)594-5945 IRISH DRESDEN - China Ballerinas (4), Call for details, $75., (650)594-5945 JIM BEAM decorative bottles - many shapes and sizes, mint cond., great deal $10 each, Great gift for Dad! (650)3647777 LASH LA RUE COWBO - custom framed, black & white, 8x10 autographed photo, $75 obo, (650)343-4329 OLD WOODEN Horse Hanes 25" $25.00 pair, (650)367-6221, RWC POKEMON CARDS - 500 plus, most authentic, large variety - SOLD! RARE OAKLAND RAIDERS 3 superbow win, 3 pins in a framed set, $12., (650)873-4030. 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 WE BUY gold & silver coins, Free appraisals. (415)409-6086.

306 Housewares
AIR PURIFIER, NEW, Hunter brand, never used $40. RWC, (650)367-6221 BEVERAGE SET - 7 piece, brand new in box, great gift. Brown stoneware incl. 4 mugs, sugar & creamer, coffee/tea pot. $17. (650)578-9208. CHRISTMAS KITCHEN COOKWARE superb, roasting pan, stainless steel pot, cookbook, $30., (415)585-3622 COFFEE MAKER - 12 qt. stainless steel, never used, automatic timer, $75. (650)368-3037. COMFORTER SET includes pillow cases, shams, sheets and bed skirt, excellent condition, $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. OASIS DISPENSER - hot and cold water dispenser, excellent condition, $60., call (415)203-0464. OCTAGON GOLD framed beveled edge mirror, never hung, size 30" x 22" $40., (650)367-6221, RWC. OVENWARE - 12 piece set, brand new, incl. casserole w/ cover, pie plate, deep dish, loaf, round & general. Rust color, $22. (650)578-9208 PAMPERED CHEF covered clay baker, New Baking Bowl and Deep Dish Baker, Made in USA. Cook almost fat free. $30. Please call: (650)961-9652 PILLOW, BEAUTIFUL, 65 inches, square, never used, for kids or pets, $25. (650)368-3037 SHRINE GLASSES Assorted, 12, $15 for all. Cash. (650)593-9481.

304 Furniture
BED, DRESSER, MIRROR, LAMP TABLE - Full size bed, antique white (perfect for a girl/woman), very good condition, $200. obo, (650)670-7545. BOYS SPORTS LAMP - Lamp with white shade, SOLD! 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 COUCH - Brown leather, like new! Originally $2400, Sell for $950. Call (415)7135673. DESK - Large, nice & sturdy with 5 side drawers & 1 center, $19, Millbrae/SFO. (415)515-1562. DESK/ BOOKCASE Combo. Danish modern, teak finish. Excellent Condition. $50. (650)692-1566. 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, 72x44 inch, 6 upholstered chairs in blue fabric. Bought $2,500, selling for $1,000/all or best offer. (650)288-9669 DINING TABLE with hutch. 10 chairs, 2 extra leaves. Danish Teak. $2,750. Call 650-947-0107. 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 FRENCH PROVINCIAL living room set includes Couch, Love Seat and Marble Table. Exc. Cond. Originally $10,000. $3,000 obo (408)779-0571. FUTON - Black fabric, $50., (650)6192076. KITCHEN TABLE - Round, glass top, 42”, with 4 cushioned chairs, $90., (650)349-8011. LITTLE TIKES red car bed, standard single mattress size, $100., (650)344-5567 LOVESEAT, 5FT. Matches sofa, $75. Wooden rocker chair, $25. Both in good condition. RWC (650)595-4738 RWC. MATTRESS & boxspring -twin, headboard and footboard are maple, $100. SOLD! MATTRESS - Serta twin mattress & boxspring, very good condition, SOLD! 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. TWIN SIZE bedroom set - SOLD!

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 bestball1@aol.com LOST CAT - Black, domestic, short hair, male, 18 lbs, green eyes. Cut on top of left ear. Name is Crow. (650)570-3032. 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.

318 Sports Equipment
ATOMIC ARC Skis 198 Var Ess bindings Great Shape, yours for 150. Call (650)722-9212 BIKE RACK - Cement with hole for lock to fit thru. $15. (650)369-1137. 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.

I Buy Tennis Racquets
CALL OR E-mail for details (650)722-9212 todd@10s.biz Newer racquets only!
KAYAK - Necky Looksha 4 model, 17 ft., 53 lbs, $1250., (650)591-1035 KEVIN BURNS PUTTER - Model #9302, 35”, good condition, $65.,(650)208-5758. LADIES 14 LB BOWLING BALL - 14 lbs, Columbia 300, Burgundy fingertip drill, $15., (650)367-6221, RWC LADIES WET SUIT - small size "Bear brand" includes hood, booties & gloves $50. obo, RWC, (650)367-6221 ROLLER BLADES, size 8, royal blue & black, Good condition, $12., Knee & elbow pads $3. pr., (650)367-6221, RWC SKI, Elan GC Carbon Reflex Gap 45.3 Technology 180 W Tyrola 540 Bindings. 150.00 $ Call (650)722-9212 SPORTS CAPS (10) SF Giants, 49ers & others. Never worn, $3/each. San Bruno Area. (650)588-1946 VASQUE WOMEN'S hiking boots, size 9.5. Hardly used. Tan and grey color, high top. $25. Call 650-508-1450.

294 Baby Stuff
BABY CRIB - excellent condition, light wood, with mattress $80. (650)283-4521 BABY CRIB Traditional white $25., can deliver, (650)578-8061. BABY SWING Fisher Price, rain forest, portable $40, (650)771-1842 STROLLER - Double tandem Peg Perego Stroller. Navy blue, good condition, $140. obo (650)726-8656.

307 Jewelry & Clothing
ENGAGEMENT & Wedding Band Set. $7,775. Value $14K+. Never been worn. For pix and details, call (707)616-3159. JEWELRY DISPLAY Box with plexiglass Top & Lockable. $30. Call (415)587-2255. MARORCA PEARLS - 2 strings, 80 pearls each, each 30” long, $100 for both, (650)594-5945. MEN'S SILVER ring, shaped like a saddle with 6 ruby stones, Size 11, $100.,(650)367-6221, RWC. MEN’S WEDDING DIAMOND RING 14K gold, size 7 1/2, Asking $700/obo. (650)274-6001. ROLEX - 18 ct stainless datejust, 2 yrs. old, like new, $3,500. (408)209-8110. WOMAN’S Eternity Ring, hand made, Size 6. 14K yellow gold, 11 round brilliant & beautifully cut diamonds and 11 round faceted rubies, which alternate. 2.7mm wide appraised $2,100. Selling for $1,900. (415)680-8061. WRIST WATCH white & silver, still in box, $30., (510)895-0894

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

300 Toys
CHILD’S KARTS with pedals-no engine aka Kettler Kettcar for ages 5 – 11 years in very good condition with a hand brake. $90. email: saildon03@yahoo.com TOY TRAINS TABLE - solid oak, new, superb, $75., (415)585-3622 TOYS & GAME SETS - for skill and education, boys & girls, all new, all superb, $10. each, (415)585-3622.

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. BLACK HOODED WEBER BBQ, on wheels 36 inches good condition. $50/obo. 650-669-2077

302 Antiques
1950’S G.E. waffle iron, toaster and electric percolator, all chrome collectables, $50 ea. call (650)755-9833. 1950’S LIMED oak coffee table, excellent condition, $100. call (650)755-9833

311 Musical Instruments
BALDWIN PIANO, walnut, console, excellent condition! $800. (650)349-9151 GUITAR - Full maple flamed Resonator Guitar. Gold hardware, retails for $2,500., asking $800. as new, (650)3486428. KNABE MAHOGANY Console Piano. 1 owner. $1,500/obo. (650)994-7537, (650)892-1287. PETROFF PIANO - Model #125, like new, never used, paid $6,800, selling $5,000. (415)828-9532. PIANO - Steinway parlor grand piano. Excellent condition. Model A, serial # 40487. Built in 1878, 85 keys. Restored/refinished. $22K obo. (650)342-3856. PIANO BALDWIN Grand Piano, L Model, immaculate condition. $13,500. (916)486-8110 PIANO KNABE Grand, 5’8” beautiful walnut cabinet, excellent condition, $4,000 (408)323-8398 or (408)712-4444.

322 Garage Sales

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., (650)591-2393 SIZHUOKA CNC Bandit Control $5,000 or best offer. (408)889-3773. UNIVERSAL PUSH TROLLY - 1 Ton, Good Condition! $30. (650)364-0902

203 Public Notices

203 Public Notices

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309 Office Equipment
COPY MACHINE TONER for Panasonic DP2310 or 3010. Full case available. Make offer. (650)344-5200 Jerry OFFICE CHAIR, $20., (650)278-2702.

335 Rugs
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.

Wednesday • June 4, 2008
380 Real Estate Services HOMES & PROPERTIES
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s weekly Real Estate Section. Look for it every Friday and Weekend to find information on fine homes and properties throughout the local area.


440 Apartments

440 Apartments

620 Automobiles
CHEVROLET ‘00 Tahoe Limited edition, good cond., fully loaded, Must Sell! (415)902-5441 CHEVROLET ‘90 CORVETTE - Excellent condition! $15,000 or best offer. 33K miles, AT, AC, red, garaged. Call (650)349-4120 CHRYSLER ‘05 Crossfire, Alabaster white,leather, alloy wheels, 12K mi., factory warranty, mint condition, very classy & sexy. $27K, (760)567-4225. CHRYSLER ‘93 LeBaron. Good Condition. $3,500. Call (650)952-4590. CHYRSLER ‘01 XL1, Runs Clean. $12,000. (650)871-6271. Good,

620 Automobiles
MINI ‘04 Cooper S, Loaded, 6 speed, sunroof, leather. $19,950. Please Call (707)621-0589. MUSTANG ‘00 Black top Convertible, 2 door, 6 cylinder, A/C, all powered, 12 CD/cassette player, metallic blue, good condition, $6,500/obo (415)867-4321. NISSAN ‘06 Murano, silver, gray, 6 cyl, $19,988. #8436P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 NISSAN ‘07 Sentra, auto, black, beige, $13,888. #8446P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 OLDS ‘85 CUTLASS SUPREME, 2 door, V8, $1,295/obo. (650)345-2869. PLYMOUTH ‘96 NEON, 4 cyl, 5 speed 4 dr, $795/obo. (650)345-2869. PONTIAC ‘04 Grand Am SE2, V6, Granite gray, leather. 22K Miles, Exc. Condition. $14,000. (650)361-8687 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 PORSCHE ‘76 911S Targa, red, too many goodies to list! new engine, $24K (209)825-5114. PORSCHE BOXER ‘97 excellent condition silver/ convertible. Automatic/tittronic, CD changer with stereo and radio, low mileage. $17,500. (650)219-4357. SAAB‘ 91 900 TURBO, 2 door, automatic, fully loaded, $2,095/obo. (650)345-2869. SCION ‘05 XB, 5 speed, blue/black, $13,995. #8380T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SCION ‘06 TC, 5 speed, burgundy, $16,988. #8471T Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 SUBARU ‘06 FORESTER, gray, gray, 4 cyl, $15,888. #8495T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘01 Camry, auto, gray, $10,535. #8438P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘03 Corolla LE , automatic, 4 door, 4 cylinder, power steering, CD, with 98K miles. $8,600. (510)385-6037. 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, $2,495/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 ‘00 JETTA GLS - V6, automatic, green, 108K miles, all highway commute, well maintained, leather, sunroof, 6 CD, monsoon, $6,500., (650)591-1787. 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, premium wheels, new tires, sunroof, 1 year warranty. Excellent cond.! 100% Financing 6.5%, $16,450. Call Mark @(650)455-8485. VW ‘05 TDI diesel, (925)708-7666. $19,000, Call

335 Garden Equipment
CRAFTSMAN LAWNMOWER - 5 HP, side discharge, with mulching blade, $95., (650)355-2996. WHEELBARROW - Metal bucket with wooden handles, tubeless tires, $40., (650)591-2393.

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345 Medical Equipment
DISPOSABLE UNDERWEAR for men and women, 18 per package. $6 each. (650)364-1243

379 Open Houses

DODGE ‘99 NEON SPORT COUPE, 77K miles, excellent condition, $3,200. (650)345-3811 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 ‘95 Taurus GL, Silver out/Tan in, 4 door, automatic, SOLD! FORD ‘99 -Taurus, Low mileage (85K), good-to-excellent condition. $2,600 (obo) Like-new rebuilt tranny; new brakes (pads and rotors); A/C, AM/FM cassette stereo. (650)207-4951. SOLD

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381 Homes for Sale
ARIZONA - Black Canyon City, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1500 sq. ft., 1.2 acres, settle on your private view of Bradshaw Mountains, clsoe to schools & shopping. Serious Only $285,000. Country living in the city. (623)670-4936.

440 Apartments
BURLINGAME - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, for rent, newly remodeled. (650)347-3815. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances included, $995/mo. $600 deposit. Includes credit check. Close to downtown, shopping & transportation. Jane, (650)361-1200. REDWOOD CITY - West Side, 2 bed, 1 bath, quiet neighborhood, upstairs, water & garbage included,, $1275/mo., (650)591-4645 or (650)366-4847. REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom, 1 bath in senior complex (over 55). Close to revitalized downtown. Gated entry. 830 Main Street., RWC, (650)367-0177.

470 Rooms
HIP HOUSING Non-Profit Home Sharing Program San Mateo County (650)348-6660 SAN CARLOS - Nice location includes utilities & laundry, no smoking. $700/mo., (650)679-0861. FORD MUSTANG ‘06 Convertible - 26K miles, black & white, fully loaded, leather interior, air conditioning. Power steering, windows & lcoks, multi-compactive, premium sound, alloyed wheels, ABS, spoiler, under warr., $18,000. (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 LX, AT, 5,500 miles, good condition, like new, $19,500. (650)364-1082. HONDA ‘06 CIVIC EX , white, beige, $18,885. #8480T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 HONDA ‘06 CIVIC LX, gray, $17,588. #8499T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 HYUNDAI ‘05 ELANTRA, Fully loaded, excellent condition, 41K miles, $8,000, (650)222-9999 INFINITI ‘04 G35, 70,700 mi., beautiful silver, great condition, 2 dr., all automatic with tiptronics includes A/C all powered, moon roof, cd/cassette. $18,000. Call (650)208-8074. 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

480 Shared Housing
RENTAL SHARE completely furnished home, WD, large yard, dog ok. $900.00 mo. for one mature person and dog. Call (650)533-4388

500 Storage 610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle 610 Crossword Puzzle

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ACROSS 1 Network with the slogan “very funny” 4 Bucks 10 Cries convulsively 14 Attila, notably 15 Matador’s opponent 16 Scrub up, e.g. 17 1940s overseas cmd. 18 Slowly, to Schubert 19 Memo opener 20 “It remains to be seen” or “Wait till next year” 23 Diarist Nin 24 Was imminent 25 “I Love Rock-nRoll” singer 26 German prison camp 30 Suffix with ranch 31 Indiana city 33 Vehicles with caterpillar treads 35 One involved with turkey stuffing, maybe? 37 Like a well-used chimney 39 “__ Song”: John Denver classic 40 Aardvark’s prey 41 Old Faithful, e.g. 43 At all 47 Illegal smoke 49 Inclined (to) 50 Secretary of state, e.g. 55 Month before Nisan 56 Wedding setting 57 Tool for a massé 58 Droops 59 Bridge holding 60 Refrigerator door item 61 Computer adventure game 62 Refines, as ore 63 Beatles’ “__ Loves You” DOWN 1 1984 Leon Uris work 2 Lighter fuel 3 Polar expedition transport 4 Stands for 5 Shoppe sign word 6 “The Little Rascals” assent 7 Expensive seating 8 Bone-dry 9 To-do 10 Hubert’s successor 11 Christmas buy 12 Destructively out of control 13 Swimwear with a boomerang logo 21 Bar made by Hershey’s 22 Hamper 26 Enjoy Aspen 27 Recent past, tomorrow 28 Church responses 29 “SNL” producer Michaels 32 About 21% of air 34 Declare 35 Pledge drive incentives 36 Earth orbiter for about 15 years 37 Much taunting 38 Centrum alternative 42 Puts up 44 Alto and tenor 45 Sufficient 46 Back out 48 Who’s base 49 Stacks 51 Ones against us 52 Glass unit 53 Birthstone after sapphire 54 Religious faction

620 Automobiles
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LEXUS ‘03 ES300, white/beige, 6 cyl, $20,889, #8422T, Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 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 MERCEDES ‘04 CLK 500 Cabriolet, 4 passenger convertible. Special Mocha Black metalic paint with Taupe leather interior. Auto soft top, 24K miles with 19 mo. & 76K mile warranty left. Always garaged. Excellent condition. Purchased new. $46,500 (650)802-1800. MERCEDES ‘06 320 cdi Deisel Gorgeous silver smoke extra warranty 8k mi, 40 mi to the gallon, relocating for retirement $58,500 (650)766-5236 (650)5041827 MERCEDES ‘06 E350 black/gray, prem pkg, lthr, nav, sunroof, CD changer, 18K miles. Mint. $40,000 (510)461-0944. MERCEDES ‘89 300 SE Champagne, 186k mi. $6,000/obo. (650)559-0477. MERCEDES ‘97 - E420, Dark blue, V8, Bose. Orig owner 46K mi., Very clean, see to appreciate. (408)559-4836. MERCEDES-BENZ’89, 300E, Excellent Condition! Blue/Gray, fully loaded, 109k miles, $11,000 or OBO. (650)355-0259. PONTIAC ‘95 TransAm, 5.7L V8, 6 speed, blk/chrm, new tires, SOLD!


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 ‘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, 84K mi., fully loaded, 1 owner, all records, $5,900. (650)871-8950. CADILLAC ‘94 Eldorado, includes brand new $3K Transmission! Lots of new parts! 100K mi., $6,500. (650)630-0647. HONDA ‘86 Accord, 4 door, auto, a/c, $795/obo. (650)345-2869.



625 Classic Cars
BMW ‘89 535I - White, 4 door, auto, all power, strong slant six, very fast, clean title, passed smog 17,870 miles, new brakes and moonroof, $4,000/obo, (650)871-0778. CHEVROLET ‘69 Camaro RS LS 6-454 hughes-T400, 12 bolt 410, $28K. SOLD! FORD ‘65 MUSTANG, $5,000. Call (650)323-1819. MERCEDES BENZ ‘73 450SE. 102K miles. Good cond. Must See to appreciate. $2400. MUST SELL. (650)274-5258

315 Wanted to Buy

315 Wanted to Buy

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630 Trucks & SUV’s
CHEVROLET ‘99 Silverado Shortbed 2 door, 40k mi, white, orig owner. Exceptional Garaged, Showrm quality $10,500 (650)766-5236 (650) 504-1827 CHEVROLET‘99 Suburban Excellent Condition, 99,000 miles asking $7,500. (650)570-7612. CHEVY ‘99 Silverado 1500 extra cab, leather, clean, $11,500/obo. Call (650)345-4405.


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Wednesday • June 4, 2008
630 Trucks & SUV’s
TOYOTA ‘07 Highlander, maroon/gray, $19,888 #8372P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 Highlander, white/gray, $19,888. #8405p. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)3655000 TOYOTA ‘07 RAV 4, red, $22,888 #8428P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 RAV4, classic silver metallic, $21,995. #8502P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma blue/gray, $16,995. #8503P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (877)3419880 TOYOTA ‘07 Tacoma silver/gray, $24,888. #8374T. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (877)3419880 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

635 Vans
TOYOTA ‘05 Sienna XLE minivan gray, $26,588. #8460P. Toyota 101. (650)365-5000

630 Trucks & SUV’s
DODGE ‘95 DAKOTA Club Cab, SLT, V-8, 4x4, manual trans, 99K miles, $3,495/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. FORD ‘94 Explorer XLT, automatic, 4 wheel drive, 4 door, white with grey leather interior, 175K mi., $3K obo. SOLD! 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. HUMMER ‘03 H2. Fully Loaded. 17K miles. (209)915-6984 HYUNDAI ‘07 ACCENT, auto with OD, beige, $13,995. #8474P. Toyota 101. Please mention the Daily Journal. (650)365-5000 JEEP ‘91 RANGER, List Lift, 33”, PFG, $6,495/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. MITSUBISHI ‘04 Endeavor, All wheel drive, Exc. condition, SOLD!. 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

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

670 Auto Service

670 Auto Parts
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

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640 Motorcycles/Scooters
YAMAHA ‘01 V-Star, 2K miles, Show Bike, 1100 cc’s, $6K, (650)492-1298. YAMAHA ‘02 (408)639-0154. 426. $3,500 o/b/o.

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


655 Trailers
DUMP TRAILER, 6x10, 2 fr sides, $3,995. (408)315-3763 RBD 2005 40’ 3 Super Sids Full Ld’d. Must sell, $24.9/obo (951)377-4304 or 408)595-8340 WILDWOOD ‘06 38 feet. Loaded 2 slides. Fiber glass sides, 2 air conditioners, Washer and Dryer, Fireplace and Stereo. $31,000. (831)212-0232.

YAMAHA ‘05 - FJR 1300 cc’s, 12K mi., loaded, like new, $10K, SOLD!

645 Boats
BAYLINER ‘04 Model 185, 18-seat. Used only 3 times. Includes Trailer Caravan ‘04. 20 years old. Looks brand new! $12,000/both, obo. Call (650)438-0579. BOAT, REPAIRABLE, 17 ft glass, $99. Call Bill, 650-678-1018. BOSTON ‘05 Whaler, trailer, 40 hp Merc, top many extras, excellent condition. $11,000. (650)743-0115. 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)571-9411 days, (650)580-3316, evenings. INFLATABLE ACHILLIS - 12’ raft, 10 HP motor, seats, oars, gas tank, good shape, $1100. obo, (650)302-0507. PORTA-BOTE ‘02 - Lightly used small sailboat, 12 ft.,, folds flat to 4 inches & 96 lbs. Includes sail rig, oars, anchor, life jackets & other extras. Will accept 3.56.0 HP outboard motor, 50% off present price, (650)345-2546. 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.

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680 Autos Wanted

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670 Auto Service
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635 Vans
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670 Auto Parts
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were often found in how they planned to reach their goal. Papan often spoke of a desire to close tax loopholes, such as that for yacht’s bought offshore, and highlighted her budget and administrative experience as a deputy state attorney general. Holober, a consumer advocate and lobbyist, worked to raise the state minimum wage — an effort he wanted to continue if elected — and said he could benefit the county by working on behalf of the entire state. Hill announced his candidacy in March 2007 but began campaigning to replace termed-out Assemblyman Gene Mullin approximately two years ago, before any opponents threw their hat in the ring or the Feb. 5 presidential primary at which a state proposition to modify legislative term limits died at the ballot box. After Mullin learned he could not run for a third term, the South San Francisco legislator formally endorsed Hill. Meanwhile, Holober highlighted his backing by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Papan showcased state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, in her corner. Papan fell into hot water on May 19 when 12th Congressional District Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, chastised her for using her name in a campaign commercial. Speier, who had not yet endorsed any candidate, was upset about an advertisement in which Papan stated, “I’ll pick up where Jackie Speier left off.” Papan said the commercial was not meant to imply an endorsement. Shortly after, Speier — a former state legislator and county supervisor — formally endorsed Hill. Days later Holober became the one angered by Papan after an independent group used a photo of Boxer and three other notable female positions, judicial races often can’t ask candidates to spell out opinions or react to hypothetical situations because those may affect future rulings. Instead, the two candidates were left to focus on residency and whether a judge should be a broad-based generalist or a legal area specialist. Franchi argued Nastari’s home in Cupertino would slow down processes like authorizing search warrants after-hours. Nastari pointed to other sitting judges who live outside the county’s boundaries. Franchi, 44, found a niche in family law and campaigned on the idea of holding that overcrowding subcommittee and is part of the effort to bring universal health care to San Mateo County. “I am excited about starting a third and final term,” Church said. “Much has been accomplished over my last two terms but there is still more to be done and I look forward to finishing the work I have started.” Nikas conceded being a long shot for the seat but hoped to focus on the county budget if elect-

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and Holober with 27.3 percent. Of the decline to state voters, Papan led with 38.4 percent to Hill’s 33.4 percent and Holober’s 28.2 percent but it was not enough to change the overall tide of vote. The 19th state Assembly District includes San Mateo, Burlingame, Brisbane, Daly City, Foster City, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica and Belmont. Yet, Millbrae became an unexpected center of the campaign. Papan is the current mayor after joining the council in 2005, Holober’s wife, Nadia, previously sat on the City Council and former mayor Marc Hershmann went to work as Hill’s legislative aide after leaving office. Hill’s victory provides the next step in a political career that began as a neighborhood activist and expanded countywide and regionally. He joined the Board of Supervisors in 1999 after seven years as a San Mateo councilman, including turns as mayor. His resume also includes ownership of a pool business and appointments to regional bodies like Caltrain and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. He was appointed by the governor to the California Air Resource Board — the body charged with implementing the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 — and often pointed to his work on the Board of Supervisors as examples of issues he wanted to tackle on the state level. While the democratic candidates echoed many of each other’s concerns, the differences


Jerry Hill triumphed in the three-way Democratic primary race for state Assembly.
Democrats on a flier promoting Papan. The image implied Boxer endorsed Papan rather than Holober, he said. That independent group, the Californians Allied for Patient Protection, as well as the Cooperative of American Physicians and the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association became the campaign’s focal point the last few weeks as Holober and Hill decried more than $300,000 in special interest money spent on Papan’s behalf. Papan hit back with money spent on behalf of Holober and both opponents continued to tell voters that Hill’s switch from Republican to Democrat was merely a ploy to run for higher office. Although Hill’s battle for state Assembly isn’t bench. Judicial assignments rotate every three years in California but he believed he could nab and keep the assignment because it traditionally falls to the newest judge on the panel. He described family law as a complex area drawing from business, finance and all other facets of law, and which is sorely underserved in the courts by judges without necessarily the background or the desire. “I think everybody finally recognized family law is too complicated to rotate among judges every two years,” Franchi said after the results came in. Nastari, in comparison, said through his campaign the county needs a judge comforted. Bostic promised to be more responsive to residents in East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks as well as answer to the entire. In San Mateo County, supervisors represent specific districts but are elected by voters as a whole. Church, an attorney, was elected to the Board of Supervisors in March 2000 and reelected in March 2004. He previously served on the Millbrae City Council, including a

over — he will square off with Republican primary winner Catherine Brinkman and Brian Perry of the Libertarian Party — the Democratic winner is widely considered a shoo-in at the November ballot. Brinkman, 29, of Foster City, received 78.2 of the votes while opponent Elsie HernandezGufler, of Millbrae, received 21.8 percent of Republican votes. Of decline to state voters, Brinkman received 75.8 percent and HernandezGufler 24.2 percent. Brinkman ran for the position against Gene Mullin in 2004 while Gufler, a retired Realtor, similarly tried in 2006. Neither general battle, however, reached the fervor or cost of the democratic primary race between Mullin and Papan in 2002. Fallout from that campaign appeared in 2006 when former county supervisor Mike Nevin ran against Yee and former Assemblyman Lou Papan, Gina’s father, for state Senate. Nevin had previously planned to run against Gina Papan for the 19th district Assembly seat until he boundaries were redrawn. Mullin then entered the race and won. Papan was widely rumored to have entered the senate race to act as a spoiler for Nevin, handing Yee the victory. Yee now endorsed Papan for this Assembly race. In January 2007, long before the race was set, Hill, Holober and Yee squared off to pick a slate of Democratic voters for the state nominating convention. Of approximately 520 ballots cast, 12 representatives suggested by Hill won out over those nominated by Holober and Yee. Those delegates were considered important to securing the Democratic Party endorsement for the race. In March 2008, however, the party announced it would not endorse a candidate prior to the June primary. able with hearing any rage of cases, although he did look forward to returning to criminal law after a career of insurance and wrongful death litigation. Nastari was born and raised in San Mateo County, working in juvenile probation and coordinating the Superior Court’s master calendar before heading to Santa Clara Law School. He is currently a partner in the Burlingame firm of Corey, Luzaich, Pliska, deGhetaldi and Nastari. Nastari had the endorsements of every sitting county judges while Franchi’s support came more widely from elected officials and individuals. turn as mayor from 1997 to 1998. Similarly, Jacobs Gibson was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in 1999 and elected to full term in March 2004. Previously, she served on the East Palo Alto City Council from 1992 to 1999, including a turn as mayor in 1995. Both have previously served as president of the Board of Supervisors. Tissier, a former Daly City councilwoman and mayor, is the current board president.

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through uncontested races are judges Joseph Bergeron, Steven Dylina, Beth Labson Freeman, Jonathan Karesh, Craig Parsons and Rosemary Phipps Pfeiffer. While that group had little required to keep their jobs, Nastari and Franchi faced off through fliers and forums to convince voters they were the best fit for San Mateo County Superior Court. Unlike many other elected

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them continue their work. Jacobs Gibson has played a role in the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust and highlighting health care discrepancies in the county. Church sits on the jail

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