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Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 • Vol XII, Edition 83
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By Michelle Durand
The two murder suspects in a botched San
Mateo home invasion robbery that ended up
getting their friend killed pleaded not guilty
yesterday to murder charges and allegations
that could eventually leave both facing life
in prison without the possibility of parole
or even the death penalty.
Bunn Vo, 22, of San Jose, and Edwin Lee,
23, of Daly City, are each charged with first-
degree murder, attempted murder, robbery,
kidnapping to commit robbery and conspir-
acy. Prosecutors are still researching the
possible addition of the special circum-
stance allegation that the murder happened
during the commission of another felony
Pair plead not guilty in friend’s murder
Man fatally shot during home invasion robbery, death penalty possible
By Angela Swartz
Constant connectivity to the Internet and
devices led one San Mateo school to offer a
two-week technology free challenge to its
eighth grade class.
The challenge, which wraps up today, was
born out of the idea that children are look-
ing for more boundaries and good examples
set around them to manage their engage-
ment with technology. Students voluntarily
chose to give up cellphones, iPads,
iTouches, video games, social media sites,
texting, Snapchat, Instagram, music videos
and other outlets for 12 days. Music, regular
television, movies and class movies were
Eighth-graders try going tech-free
St. Matthew students say two-week challenge led to more time
By Michelle Durand
The longtime wish for a hotel on land San
Carlos has deemed landmark properties
could gain traction with the $13.7 million
purchase of three parcels in the industrial
area near the city’s gateway.
Earlier this year, city officials wrestled
with the idea of protecting the area from
large-scale gyms and other non-hotel uses
by changing the zoning. Proponents argued
the challenge of creating a space for a hotel
and its precious revenue to the city.
Opponents maintained a hotel would be
hard-pressed to materialize and said the mar-
ket should decide. Now, the market appar-
ently is leaning toward a hotel after all.
Several hotel developers have expressed
varying levels of interest and the owners of
595 Industrial Road, 810 E. San Carlos Ave.
and 850 E. San Carlos Ave. are reportedly
eager to sell — so eager in fact they want a
short close. But hotel developers don’t
operate quite that quickly so to overcome
the potential obstacle of a roughly 120-day
escrow, the city is considering a short-term
purchase of the land from the owners, said
Councilman Mark Olbert.
The danger is the city being left holding
the 3.91 acres of land if a hotel deal never
transpires, but Olbert called it a low-risk
“I think at this state of the economic
cycle, holding an investment of land is a
good idea. We have a concept in place, a
vetted level of interest and it would be real-
ly silly to let this kind of opportunity go,”
Olbert said.
City may buy land for hotel
Cost of three San Carlos parcels deemed ‘landmark properties’ is $13.7M
California health
exchange upholds
policy cancelations
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO — The board overseeing
California’s health insurance exchange
voted unanimously Thursday to stick with
its current year-end deadline of phasing out
more than 1 million individual health insur-
ance policies that fail to meet requirements
of the federal health care overhaul, turning
aside a plea by President Barack Obama to
let those policies continue.
In voting 5-0, Covered California board
members said allowing the older polices to
continue would undermine the new insur-
ance marketplaces. Those policies are being
ended because they do meet the more exten-
sive requirements for essential benefits
under the federal Affordable Care Act.
“There’s no way to make the federal law
work without this transition to ACA-com-
pliant plans,” board member Susan
Kennedy said. “Delaying the transition
isn’t going to help anyone; it just delays
the problems. I actually think that it’s
going to make a bad situation worse if we
complicate it further. ”
The state insurance commissioner has
said that 1.1 million Californians are
receiving notices that their current individ-
ual health insurance policies will be discon-
See HOTEL, Page 12
See HEALTH, Page 34
See TECH-FREE, Page 34 See MURDER, Page 12
Congressman memorialized
The downtown San Mateo post
office was officially renamed in honor
of the late congressman Leo J. Ryan
the week of Nov. 22, 2008, 30 years
after he was shot to death on a Guyana
tarmac and more than 900 followers
of Jim Jones and the People’s
Temple committed suicide nearby.
The honor was the work of U.S.
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San
Mateo, who, as
Ryan’s political aide,
was seriously injured
in the attack.
Speier, D-San Mateo, started her
venture into politics as a high
school volunteer for Ryan’s cam-
paign. Naming the post office after
Ryan is a fitting tribute to a “consum-
mate civil servant,” Speier told a
crowd gathered in front of the post
office on Monday of that week.
On Nov. 18, 1978, Ryan paid the
ultimate price for his unwavering
quest for the truth. While on a fact-
finding mission to the jungles of
Guyana, he and a coalition of staff
members and press were gunned down
on an airstrip near Jonestown by
members of the People’s Temple.
Board tackles vacancy plans
The Board of Supervisors decided
the week of Nov. 22, 2008, to only
call for a special election to replace
Supervisor Jerry Hill, just elected to
the state Assembly, if it does find an
appropriate candidate among those
applying for an appoint-
The board opted for the
two-pronged approach on
Tuesday of that week in
hopes of avoiding a special
election which was estimated to cost
upwards of $1.6 million if it is the
only item on the ballot.
contracting sting nabs 22
Twenty-two unlicensed contractors
bid on home improvement jobs val-
ued at more than $500 during a two-
day sting, the District Attorney’s
Office announced the week of Nov.
22, 2008.
The 22 contractors were either
arrested or issued citations in the
undercover bust held the previous
week at homes in Belmont and Menlo
Crab season
starts with a whimper
The beginning of crab season the
week of Nov. 22, 2008, was as bad —
or worse — than fishermen expect-
Fishermen were returning
to harbor with an average of
one to three crabs per pot on
Saturday of that week. In
normal seasons, fishermen haul in
approximately 15 crabs per pot.
The haul confirmed what everyone
was already fearing — that in a com-
mon occurrence, crab did not settle
in the area that year. The low crab
count already had some fishermen
selling crab for $5 to $5.50 per
pound straight off their boats.
From the archives highlights stories origi-
nally printed five years ago this week. It
appears in the Friday edition of the Daily
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This Day in History
Thought for the Day
President John F. Kennedy was shot
to death during a motorcade in Dallas;
Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in the
same open car as the president, was
seriously wounded. A suspect, Lee
Harvey Oswald, was arrested.
“Nothing great will ever be
achieved without great men, and men are
great only if they are determined to be so.”
— Charles de Gaulle (born this date in 1890, died 1970)
Movie director
Terry Gilliam is 73.
Actress Scarlett
Johansson is 29.
A ship ran aground next to damaged houses after it was swept at the height of Typhoon Haiyan nearly two weeks ago, in
Tacloban city in central Philippines.
Friday: Sunny...Breezy. Highs in the
upper 50s. Northeast winds 20 to 30
mph...Becoming north 5 to 15 mph in
the afternoon.
Friday night: Clear. Lows in the lower
40s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the upper
50s. East winds 10 to 20
mph...Becoming 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph...Becoming south after midnight.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Sunday night: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Monday through Tuesday: Mostly clear. Highs in the
upper 50s. Lows in the mid 40s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as
“Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off present-day
North Carolina.
I n 1862, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Forza del Destino” had
its world premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia.
I n 1928, “Bolero” by Maurice Rave was first performed, in
I n 1930, listeners of the British Broadcasting Corp. heard,
for the first time, radio coverage of an American college
football game as Harvard defeated Yale, 13-0.
I n 1935, a flying boat, the China Clipper, took off from
Alameda carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the
first trans-Pacific airmail flight.
I n 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-
shek (chang ky-shehk) met in Cairo to discuss measures for
defeating Japan. Lyricist Lorenz Hart died in New York at age
I n 1954, the Humane Society of the United States was
incorporated as the National Humane Society.
I n 1965, the musical “Man of La Mancha” opened on
I n 1967, the U.N. Security Council approved Resolution
242, which called for Israel to withdraw from territories it
had captured the previous June, and implicitly called on
adversaries to recognize Israel’s right to exist.
I n 1975, Juan Carlos was proclaimed King of Spain.
I n 1986, Elzire Dionne, who gave birth to quintuplets in
1934, died at a hospital in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, at
age 77.
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: After bumping into the celebrity on the street,
she was — STAR-STRUCK
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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Movie director Arthur Hiller is 90. Actor Robert Vaughn is
81. Actor Michael Callan is 78. Actor Allen Garfield is 74.
Actor Tom Conti is 72. Singer Jesse Colin Young is 72.
Astronaut Guion Bluford is 71. International Tennis Hall of
Famer Billie Jean King is 70. Rock musician-actor Steve Van
Zandt (a.k.a. Little Steven) is 63. Rock musician Tina
Weymouth (The Heads; Talking Heads; The Tom Tom Club) is
63. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Luzinski is 63. Rock musician
Lawrence Gowan is 57. Actor Richard Kind is 57. Alt-country
singer Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) is 55.
Actress Mariel Hemingway is 52. Actor Winsor Harmon is 50.
The Daily Derby race winners are California
Classic,No.5,in first place; Gorgeous George,No.
8,in second place; and Money Bags, No. 11, in
third place.The race time was clocked at 1:42.72.
7 0 4
14 15 29 49 63 2
Mega number
Nov. 19 Mega Millions
4 18 23 32 45 7
Nov. 20 Powerball
12 29 33 37 39
Fantasy Five
Daily three midday
1 6 9 5
Daily Four
7 1 1
Daily three evening
1 3 26 29 37 6
Mega number
Nov. 20 Super Lotto Plus
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Disturbance. A man asked for his deposit
back after being told to leave the Royal Inn
for smoking marijuana in a non-smoking
room on Hickey Boulevard before 4:38 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Vehi cl e st ol en. Ared Chevrolet truck was
stolen on Pine Avenue before 6:21 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13.
SPCA cas e. Raccoons were found inside a
US Bank on Grand Avenue before 9:26 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Burglary. Computers and files were stolen
from an business on El Camino Real before
10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Accident no injury. Avehicle ran into a
stop sign on Eucalyptus and Grand avenues
before 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Burglary. Aman found his ignition sitting
on the seat of his truck on Commercial
Avenue before 11:29 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
Petty theft. An unsecured bike valued at
$150 was stolen in front of the library on
the 600 block of Correas Street before 5:30
p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.
Traff i c col l i s i on. Minor injuries were
reported at a traffic collision on the 2600
block of North Cabrillo Highway before
6:12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.
Suspi ci ous ci rcumst ance. A woman
reported a man knocking on the door asking
to come in because he was cold on the 1000
block of Main Street before 3 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 18.
Police reports
It’s so hot
A naked person inside a parked white
SUV had their windows rolled down on
Veterans Boulevard and Jefferson
Avenue in Redwood City before 12:07
p.m., Friday Nov. 15.
By Samantha Weigel
San Mateo High School students are pair-
ing up with the Samaritan House and Second
Harvest Food Bank to kick off the holiday
giving season with a choir performance at
the Hillsdale Shopping Center Saturday.
The school’s annual food drive started
Nov. 15 and lasts through Dec. 2.
“I think the holidays are a time of coming
together as a family. I think one of the best
parts of a holiday is having a meal together
with your family and it’s so unfortunate that
people in our country don’t have that luxu-
ry,” said Rachel Royce, a senior at the
school and the co-community service com-
missioner for the drive.
Students set up at various grocery stores
from Millbrae to Redwood City to partici-
pate in giving back to the community by
collecting food and monetary donations,
said Sara Catalli, leadership teacher and
activities director at the school. The bulk of
the work for the drive is done by students in
the leadership class who collect, move and
store the food; but the whole school partic-
ipates by contributing and gathering dona-
tions from neighbors, Catalli said.
“We work together as a collective student
body toward our common goal,” Royce said.
The students aren’t just brightening the
holidays for those in the community at
large, they’re helping students within their
school, Catalli said.
“Our school is so socially, economically
and ethnically diverse, that when you hear
the statistics that one in 10 people in San
Mateo County need our help, that includes
people in our own school,” Royce said.
The school’s food drive dates back to the
1980s when it paired up with the nearby
Samaritan House. Over the years, the stu-
dents’ efforts became so successful that
Samaritan House asked them to pair up with
a food bank that had trucks and resources to
help process the donations. About nine
years ago, the school began to work with
the Second Harvest Food Bank, Catalli said.
Samaritan House distributes tens of thou-
sands of pounds of food to families during
the holidays and the school plays a substan-
tial role, said Samaritan House spokes-
woman Marcy Spiker.
“The San Mateo High School Canned
Food Drive is an extremely important part
of Samaritan House’s holiday food program
and we are extremely fortunate to work with
such an enthusiastic and community-minded
group of teens,” Spiker said.
This is the first year the school will high-
light its charity with a public performance.
Shawn Reifschneider is the school’s choir
teacher who also works with Burlingame
High School and will be leading 95 choir
students to promote the giving spirit.
The students’ enthusiasm and energy adds
to the spirit and makes them a pleasure to
work with, Spiker said.
“People tend to give more during the hol-
iday season because they understand that
this is the season of giving,” Royce said.
The San Mateo and Burlingame high
schools choir performance will be held 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 23 at the
Nordstrom Court in the Hillsdale Shopping
For more information about the Samaritan
House visit www.samaritanhousesanma-
teo.org. For more information about Second
Harvest Food Bank visit www.shfb.org.
Singing in the holiday cheer
San Mateo High School celebrates annual food drive with holiday performance
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SACRAMENTO — California on
Thursday adopted new flammability stan-
dards for furniture and other products that
would allow manufacturers to stop using
chemical flame retardants.
Gov. Jerry Brown said the new standards
were a badly needed update to nearly 40-
year-old rules that led to the widespread use
of chemicals known as PBDEs to treat the
foam found inside furniture.
Current rules require furniture filling to
withstand exposure to an open flame, like a
candle, for 12 seconds. This is no longer a
requirement under the new rules.
Instead, manufacturers will reduce fire dan-
ger by focusing flammability protection on
ignition sources that are more common fire
starters, like cigarettes, radiant heaters,
extension cords and fireplace embers.
Brown said the new standards will keep
furniture in homes fire-safe while limiting
chemical exposure.
“Today, California is curbing toxic chem-
icals found in everything from high chairs
to sofas,” Brown said in a statement.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says animal studies show PBDEs
— polybrominated diphenyl ethers — can
affect brain development, but human health
effects from low exposure levels are still
New California chemical flame retardant rules adopted
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Terry Collins
OAKLAND — The San Francisco Bay Area
Rapid Transit board approved a tentative
labor contract Thursday after stripping out a
disputed family medical leave provision that
officials with its two largest unions have
said they want included.
Board members voted 8-1 to approve the
deal, minus the provision that would give
workers six weeks of paid annual leave to
care for sick family members. The transit
agency said the provision could cost $44
million over four years if one-third of union
workers take six-week leaves each year.
BART officials announced last week that
the provision had been inadvertently includ-
ed in the proposed contract due to an error.
The parties agreed to a tentative deal Oct.
21 after six months of agonizing negotia-
tions and two strikes that caused headaches
for hundreds of thousands of people who ride
the nation’s fifth-largest commuter rail sys-
“We hope the unions will take the agree-
ment, minus the six weeks of additional paid
leave that was mistakenly included in the
final document, back to their members,”
BART President Tom Radulovich said.
“Simply put, (BART) cannot afford to give
its employees another six weeks of paid
leave, on top of the generous leave already
allowed in the BARTemployee benefit pack-
The decision creates uncertainty about the
fate of the tentative contract.
Representatives from the Amalgamated
Transit Union Local 1555 and Service
Employees International Union Local 1021
called the move by the board an unfair labor
The unions intend to discuss the matter
with attorneys and members to determine the
next step.
“I am deeply disappointed in the actions
that the board took,” ATU Local 1555
President Antonette Bryant said after the
vote. “To take this action on something that
was not presented to our members speaks to
the fact that they are not adhering to the
negotiation process.”
She later told the board that it was “a slap
in the face to the negotiation process.”
“You vote on a contract in its entirety —
up or down. We expected the board to step up
and act with integrity and credibility, ”
Bryant said. “We did not get to pick or
choose what we wanted to leave in or to
leave out.”
The unions did not mention the possibili-
ty of a third strike this year.
Zakhary Mallet, the lone BART board
member who voted against the tentative
deal, said it was too costly and shortsighted.
“I feel for the negotiations we went too
far, too quickly,” Mallet said. “I don’t find it
financially sustainable.”
Alabor expert who was an invited observ-
er to the BART bargaining sessions said
Thursday that the Family Medical Leave Act
provision was routinely mentioned among
the parties among the items they had agreed
upon as talks resumed.
John Logan, the director of Labor and
Employment Studies at San Francisco State
University, said the provision was seeming-
ly resolved as the talks remained con-
tentious over salary, benefits and safety con-
“The idea that this provision was included
as a mistake would come as a complete sur-
prise to the unions because it was settled ear-
lier,” Logan said. “Whether it was included
in the contract due to gross incompetence or
a mistake, that’s the contract you’re sup-
posed to be voting on.”
Transit agency OKs deal without key provision
“We hope the unions will take the agreement, minus the six
weeks of additional paid leave that was mistakenly included in the
final document, back to their members. ... Simply put, (BART) cannot
afford to give its employees another six weeks of paid leave, on top of the
generous leave already allowed in the BART employee benefit package.”
— BART President Tom Radulovich
• The San Mat eo Ci t y
Counci l is initiating the recruit-
ment for city manager and is invit-
ing the community to share ideas
about the ideal qualities for the
To assist and manage the recruit-
ment, the city is working with Bi l l Avery and
Associ at es, a professional recruiting firm located in
Los Gatos. Avery Associates assisted in the recruitment
for San Mateo’s previous city manager in 2008.
Comments will be reviewed by the selection commit-
tee made up of Mayor David Lim, Deputy Mayor
Robert Ros s and Human Resourc e s staff .
Comments can be sent via email to sanmateocitymanag-
er@averyassoc.net or by visiting the city’s website
www.cityofsanmateo.org by Dec. 15.
USGS finds land
sinking rapidly in Central Valley
SAN FRANCISCO — Land in California’s San Joaquin
Valley is sinking more rapidly than usual because of
increased pumping from underground sources, a phenom-
enon that is damaging vital water infrastructure, the U.S.
Geological Survey said Thursday.
The USGS study found that land sinking had been
measured at nearly one-foot per year in one area, and that
it is reducing the flow capacity of the Delta-Mendota
Canal and the California Aqueduct, two key sources of
Around the state
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By Bree Fowler
NEW YORK — Technology
experts say healing what ails the
Healthcare.gov website will be a
tougher task than the Obama
administration acknowledges.
“It’s going to cost a lot of tax
dollars to get this done,” says Bill
Curtis, senior vice president and
chief scientist at CAST, a French
software analysis company with
offices in the U.S.
Curtis says programmers and
systems analysts start fixing trou-
bled websites by addressing the
glitches they can see. But based on
his analysis of the site, he believes
the ongoing repairs are likely to
reveal even deeper problems, mak-
ing it tough to predict when all the
site’s issues will be resolved.
“Will it eventually work? Yes,
because they have to make it
work,” he says. But it’ll be very
Curtis and other technology
executives say the site’s problems
are the result of poor management
of its many working parts. They
also believe, as Congressional tes-
timony has revealed, the site suf-
fered from a lack of testing once all
its systems were in place.
The federal health insurance
exchange website —which cost
taxpayers more than $600 million
to build, according to the
Government Accountability
Office— has been crippled by tech-
nical problems since its Oct. 1
launch. Since then, everyone from
top White House officials to the
contractors who worked on the site
have been called before congres-
sional committees to determine
what went wrong and who is to
The White House originally
promised to have the site running
smoothly by the end of November.
But at a news conference last week,
President Obama said he couldn’t
guarantee that the site will be com-
pletely bug free by then.
The HealthCare.gov site is sup-
posed to serve as a marketplace
where people can enter their per-
sonal information, search and sign
up for required health care coverage.
But the site is a patchwork quilt of
sorts. It pulls together a slew of
contributions from various govern-
ment contractors and attempts to
join the structure with the systems
of participating insurance compa-
Experts say the amount of infor-
mation coursing through
HealthCare.gov dwarfs that of any
other government website, making
it more similar to a high-traffic e-
commerce operation such as
Amazon.com or eBay. They con-
tend the government didn’t design
the site with the kind of retail-like
infrastructure it needs to keep up
with demand and failed to knit its
pieces together in an efficient way.
Curtis says visible parts of the
website’s programming code reveal
a host of analytic and data coordi-
nation failures — a red flag that the
site wasn’t designed by people with
a lot of experience building high-
traffic websites. He notes that gov-
ernment projects are typically
awarded to the lowest bid, a factor
that limits the amount of money a
contractor can make. As a result,
bid-winners don’t always assign
their top people to those jobs.
Himanshu Sareen, CEO of Icreon
Tech, a New York-based web and
mobile design and development
firm, says the government has
made some progress fixing the site
in recent weeks, but there are still
big problems.
Experts say HealthCare.gov
fix needs more time, money
By David Espo and Alan Fram
WASHINGTON — Sweeping aside
a century of precedent, Democrats
took a chunk out of the Senate’s hal-
lowed filibuster tradition on
Thursday and cleared the way for
speedy confirmation of controver-
sial appointments made by
President Barack Obama and chief
executives in the future.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-
Nev., who orchestrated the change,
called the 52-48 vote a blow against
gridlock. Republicans warned
Democrats will eventually regret
their actions once political fortunes
are reversed and they can no longer
block appointments made by a GOP
At the White House, Obama wel-
comed the shift. “The gears of gov-
ernment have got to work,” he said,
and he declared that Republicans had
increasingly used existing rules “as
a reckless and relentless tool to
grind all business to a halt.”
But Republicans warned of a
power grab by Democrats, some
predicting that worse was yet to
come. “This drastic move sets a dan-
gerous precedent that could later be
expanded to speed passage of
expansive and controversial legis-
lation,” said Sen. Richard Shelby of
Alabama. The day’s change
involved presidential appointees,
not legislation — and not Supreme
Court nominees.
The immediate impact was to
ensure post-Thanksgiving confir-
mation for Patricia Millett, one of
Obama’s three stalled nominees for
the District of Columbia Circuit of
the U.S. Court of Appeals, and for
others whom Republicans have
Democrats vote to curb filibusters on appointees
By Seth Borenstein
WASHINGTON — Astronomers
call it the monster. It was the
biggest and brightest cosmic
explosion ever witnessed. Had it
been closer, Earth would have been
Because the blast was 3.7 billion
light-years away, mankind was
spared. But orbiting telescopes
got the fireworks show of a life-
time in April.
The only bigger display
astronomers know of was the Big
Bang that created the universe, and
no one was around to see that.
What happened was a gamma ray
burst, an explosion that happens
when a massive star dies, collapses
into a brand-new black hole, cre-
ates a supernova and ejects ener-
getic radiation that is as bright as
can be as it travels across the uni-
verse at the speed of light.
NASA telescopes in orbit have
been seeing these types of bursts
for more than two decades, spot-
ting one every couple of days. But
this one was special. It set records,
according to four studies published
Thursday in the journal Science.
It flooded NASA instruments
with five times the energy as its
nearest competitor, a blast in
1999, said University of Alabama
at Huntsville astrophysicist Rob
Preece, author of one of the stud-
It started with a star that has 20
to 30 times the mass of our sun, but
is only a couple of times bigger in
width, so it is incredibly dense. It
exploded in a certain violent way.
In general, gamma ray bursts are
“the most titanic explosions in the
universe,” and the one witnessed
last spring was so big some of the
telescope instruments hit their
peak, Preece said. It was far
stronger and lasted longer than
previous ones.
“I call it the monster,” Preece
said. And he wasn’t alone. One of
the other studies, not written by
Preece, used the word “monster” in
its title, unusual language for a sci-
entific report.
One of the main reasons this was
so bright was that relative to the
thousands of other gamma ray
bursts astronomers have seen, the
monster was pretty close, even at
3.7 billion light-years. A light-
year is almost 6 trillion miles.
Most of the bursts NASA tele-
scopes have seen have been twice
as distant as this one. Other explo-
sions could be this big, but are so
much farther away, they don’t seem
so bright when they get to Earth,
the studies’ authors say.
Astronomers say it’s incredibly
unlikely that a gamma ray burst —
especially a big one like this —
could go off in our galaxy, near us.
Harvard’s Avi Loeb, who wasn’t
part of the studies, put the odds at
at least 1 in 10 million.
Also, a burst has to be pointing
at you to be seen and to be danger-
ous. It’s concentrated like a
focused searchlight or death beam.
Planets caught in one would lose
their atmospheres instantly and
would be left a burnt cinder,
astronomers say.
“Either it’s pointed at us or it’s
not,” Preece said. “If it’s not, yay!
Civilization survives and we see
maybe a supernova. If it were
pointed at us, then it matters very
much how far away it is in our
galaxy. If it’s in our local arm,
well, we had a good run.”
‘Monster’ cosmic explosion
zipped harmlessly by Earth
A NASA composite image,featuring both X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra
X-ray Observatory with radio emission from the NSF's Very Large Array
shows new evidence that has been uncovered for the presence of a jet of
high-energy particles blasting out of the Milky Way’s supermassive black
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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WASHINGTON — Rules against making
cellphone calls during airline flights are
“outdated,” and it’s time to change them,
federal regulators said Thursday, drawing
immediate howls of protest from flight
attendants, airline officials and others.
Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the
Federal Communications Commission,
said in a statement that the commission
was proposing greater in-flight access to
mobile broadband. The proposal will be
considered at the commission’s Dec. 12
“The time is right to review our outdated
and restrictive rules,” Wheeler said, adding
that modern technologies can deliver
mobile services in the air safely and reli-
The proposal would also allow passen-
gers to use their smartphones to send
email, text and download data. The propos-
al would apply to flights when they are over
10,000 feet in altitude, but not during take-
offs and landings.
The move came just 16 days after
Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cellular
telephone industry, took over the post of
FCC chairman. The proposal to ease cell-
phone restrictions was greeted enthusiasti-
cally by the Telecommunications Industry
The association “supports initiatives to
make mobile broadband services, including
Internet access, available to passengers
and flight crews aboard commercial airlin-
ers and private aircraft,” Grant Seiffert,
president of the trade group, said. “Already,
substantial (information and communica-
tions technology) manufacturer and vendor
interest exists in this space, and our mem-
bers are investing in related opportunities
for growth internationally. ”
But early reaction from the airline indus-
try and labor unions was skeptical. Flight
attendants and others have worried that a
plane full of chattering passengers could
lead to arguments and undermine safety.
“Passengers overwhelmingly reject cell-
phone use in the aircraft cabin. The FCC
should not proceed with this proposal,” the
Association of Flight Attendants said in a
statement in response to the FCC chair-
man’s comments.
“In far too many operational scenarios,
passengers making phone calls could
extend beyond a mere nuisance, creating
negative effects on aviation safety and
security that are great and far too risky, ”
the flight attendants group said.
“Our customer feedback indicates people
may not want that policy, but of course
tastes and desires change,” JetBlue
spokesman Morgan Johnston said in an
email. “We would prioritize making the
cabin comfortable and welcoming for all —
for those who want cell service and for
those who like peace and quiet.”
Henry H. Harteveldt, a travel analyst with
Hudson Crossing, said, “There are bad
ideas, and then there’s this.”
“Unlike the ability to use their personal
electronics and Wi-Fi from gate to gate,
passengers don’t want this,” he added. “The
constant chatter of passengers on their
mobile phones has the potential to further
increase tension among already stressed-
out passengers. It will be a catalyst for
increased cases of ‘air rage.”’
Airline pilot and blogger Patrick Smith
said permitting phone calls on planes
“introduces yet another stress factor into
an already stressful environment.”
“Airports already are such loud places,”
he said. “It’s the airplane itself, ironically,
that is often the most quiet and peaceful
part of the air travel experience. Is that
about to change?”
Should the FCC lift its restrictions on
cellphone use, airlines would still have the
option of deciding whether to equip planes
with picocells — small, satellite base sta-
tions — to handle calls. American Airlines
spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said the air-
line will wait to see what the FCC does.
“However, our Wi-Fi at this time doesn’t
allow voice calls.”
In October, the Federal Aviation
Administration lifted restrictions on the
use of most personal electronic devices dur-
ing takeoffs and landings, but not cell-
phone calls, which fall under the FCC.
Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes
Judge Robert E. Carey (April 27,
1920-November 16, 2013) passed away peacefully
surrounded by his family at his home in Atherton,
California on November 16, 2013, at the age of 93.
Robert Carey was born in Chico, California
and grew up in Oakland, California, where he
graduated from Oakland High School in 1938.
In 1941, he graduated from the University of
California, Berkeley with a degree in Economics.
While at Berkeley, he was President of the
Newman Club and Chairman of the Central
Pacific Province of the International Newman
Club Federation.
Thereafter, he enlisted in the United States
Army Air Corps, where he instructed cadets in
flight training as a pilot instructor and served overseas as a pilot of B-29s with the 20th Army
Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre.
While in the Army Air Corps, Robert married the love of his life, Helen J. Carey, whom he
had met while they both were undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley.
After the war, he attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, graduating in
1948 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1949. After a short stint in private
practice, he entered the Civil Division of the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office in
1950. Subsequently, he transferred to the Criminal Division of the District Attorney’s Office
in San Mateo County and ultimately became Chief Criminal Deputy District Attorney in 1959.
In 1969, he was appointed to be a Judge of the Municipal Court in San Mateo County by
Governor Ronald Reagan and in 1971, he was elected to the Office of Judge of the Superior
Court in the County of San Mateo. In 1989, he retired from the bench and continued to
participate in the practice of law in an of counsel capacity with the Law Firm of Carey & Carey
in Palo Alto, California until 2008.
During his lifetime, he volunteered his time and held leadership positions in numerous
organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Social Services in San Mateo
County, Sequoia Kiwanis Club and the Native Sons of the Golden West.
Robert enjoyed traveling, photography, and especially had a love of flying and aviation.
He was an ardent fan of sporting events, most particularly the Cal football and basketball
teams which he supported through the ups and downs of their records and success. He spent
countless enjoyable hours playing golf with his friends at Sharon Heights Golf and Country
Club, where he was a charter member.
Most of all, he was a man of deep faith who truly enjoyed people and loved spending time
with his family and friends. He had a kind and gentle soul, a loving and generous heart, and
was always giving to others.
An exceptionally caring and devoted husband and father, Robert Carey, is survived by his
wife of 69 years, Helen J. Carey, and his children, Ann E. Carey of Menlo Park, California,
Thomas J. Carey of San Carlos, California, and Robert E. Carey, Jr. (Kay) of Palo Alto, California.
He was a proud grandfather of two granddaughters, Michelle Carey and Elizabeth Carey. He
was predeceased by his sister, Frances Stephens.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m, with visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, November
25, 2013, at St. Denis Church,2250 Avy Avenue, Menlo Park. The Mass will be celebrated at
10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at St. Denis Church, with a reception following. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in Robert’s memory to Corpus Christi
Monastery (215 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025) or to your charity of choice.
Crippen & Flynn Woodside and Carlmont Chapels
Should the FCC lift its restrictions on cellphone use, airlines would still have the option of
deciding whether to equip planes with picocells — small, satellite base stations — to handle
calls. American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said the airline will wait to see what
the FCC does.
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an’t wait for the new county jail to
be built? Bide the time watching
the construction by the Sheriff ’s
Offic e live streaming the work at 1300
Maple St. in Redwood City at www.smcsh-
The playground at Huddart Park will be
closed temporarily through mid-December
to allow for tree removal and resurfacing,
according to the county Parks
Department. The playground is located
near the Werder Shelter and meadow
area. Any questions? Call the ranger office
at 851-1210.
RethinkWaste customers can get
information on the agency’s programs,
compost and garbage collection services
and report service issues through its new
free “my-waste” mobile app. The app is
available for both Appl e and Androi d
Those who want to help out the victims
of Typhoon Haiyan can bring non-per-
ishable goods to drop-off sites, including
to the parking lot in front of Sears at
Tanforan Shopping Center, 1150 El
Camino Real in San Bruno 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23. Call the West Bay
Pilipino Multi-Services Center at
873-2000 for more information. There will
be a Relief Drive by the American Red
Cross Bay Area Chapter at Millbrae
Square Shopping Center, 655
Broadway, starting Dec. 6. It runs 3 p.m.-8
p.m. weekdays and noon-7 p.m. weekends.
Call 259-1750 for more information.
There will be disaster and emergency pre-
paredness organizations at the Health
and Safety Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 23 at Tanforan Shopping Center,
1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno on the
second level near JCPenny. Call 349-
2200 for more information.
Feel like you live in a safe city? Well, if
you live in Foster City, Pacifica or
Belmont you do, at least according to safe-
wise.com. The Internet site examined data
from the most recent FBI Crime reports
and combined it with its own research to
produce a comprehensive list of the 50
safest cities in California, with 20,000 res-
idents or more, as of 2011. Foster City was
ranked 19, Pacifica was ranked 23 and
Belmont was ranked 46. The number one
city? Saratoga.
Fingers crossed for San Mateo’s Mi ke
Frent z, currently the 24th ranked compet-
itive Scrabble player in North America.
Frentz will be defending his title at the
sixth annual California Open Scrabble
Tournament in San Francisco this week-
Allied Waste Services of Daly City
and its affiliated partners, are donating
$25,000 to help the survivors of
Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the
Philippine Islands.
Have overdue library books? The
Redwood City Public Library, in part-
nership with the libraries of San Mateo
County, San Mateo and Daly City and the
Second Harvest Food Bank are accept-
ing donated food in place of fines as part of
the “Food for Fines” program. The pro-
gram, in its fourth year of existence, will
run over the month of December. Just bring
nonperishable food items to the library
during regular business hours. Libraries can
accept only store-sealed items, and cannot
accept glass containers. The higher the
amount of someone’s unpaid fines, the
more food they can donate.
The reporters’ notebook is a weekly collection of
facts culled from the notebooks of the Daily
Journal staff. It appears in the Friday edition.
Reporters’ notebook
By Martin Crutsinger
WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on
Thursday advanced Janet Yellen’s nomina-
tion to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up
a final vote in the full Senate after lawmak-
ers return from a two-week Thanksgiving
The Senate Banking Committee approved
her nomination on a 14-8 vote. Sen. Joe
Manchin, D-V.Wa., was the only Democrat
to oppose Yellen’s nomination. Republican
Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Tom
Coburn of Oklahoma and Mark Kirk of
Illinois supported her.
Yellen’s path to confirmation also
became easier on Thursday when the full
Senate voted to change its rules for approv-
ing all presidential nominees other than
Supreme Court selections. Now a simple
majority will be required, instead of 60
Republicans could still try to delay the
final vote to focus attention on other
issues. For example, Sen. Lindsey Graham
has threatened to hold up nominations for
government positions until survivors of
last year’s deadly attack on the diplomatic
post in Libya appear before Congress.
But Democrats control 55 votes in the
chamber, so such tactics could easily be
Yellen was nominated by President
Barack Obama in October to succeed Ben
Bernanke, whose second four-year term as
chairman will end Jan. 31.
She would be the first woman to lead the
Fed and the first Democrat to do so since
Paul Volcker stepped down in 1987. She
made clear at the committee’s hearing last
week that she’s prepared to support the
Fed’s extraordinary efforts to bolster the
economy until there are clear signs of a sus-
tained rebound and further improvement in
the job market.
Senate panel advances
Yellen’s bid to lead Fed
U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen stands after testifying during a confirmation
hearing on her nomination to be the next chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve before the Senate
Banking Committee.
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tear down the trees, Terry?
Caltrans introduced the first phase
of a multi-phase plan to tear down all
the trees along El Camino from
Floribunda north and widen El
Camino Real, which was presented at
the Burlingame Library Tuesday night
(“Frustration mounts over Caltrans
safety project” in the Nov. 21 edition
of the Daily Journal). It was shocking
to hear Councilwoman Terry Nagel
apologize to Caltrans for citizens
who were asking questions about
Caltrans’ motives and the lack of data
or information from the Caltrans rep-
resentatives. Clearly, she could not
hear her citizens through the sound of
the upcoming chain saw.
Timberjack Terry has failed to real-
ize that Burlingame is the only city
with a tree-lined main route through
our city as our neighbors to the north
and south have few to no trees at all,
let alone heritage trees. Our clear-cut-
ting Councilwoman Nagel has no
concept on Caltrans plans for a
Burlingame moonscape corridor.
Thanks to Mayor Keighran for step-
ping up for the citizens. When our
councilwoman cannot hear what the
citizens are saying, then maybe it’s
not the trees that should be cut.
Gene Condon
Goliath versus the trees
This week, Goliath aka Caltrans
tried to pull a fast one on the citizens
of Burlingame. Under the disguise of
a “safety improvement hearing,” they
were starting phase one of removing
the trees and widening El Camino in
this fair town. The feisty and smart
residents came out in force with ques-
tions and ideas to solve the problem,
but Goliath caught flat-footed could
not or maybe would not answer a sin-
gle technical question. Townspeople
pressed further and questioned why
big money was being spent when the
problem would be solved with a sim-
ple changing of the signal lights.
Again, no answer by Goliath. Our tax
money is being wasted and our public
safety is put on hold due to Caltrans
unchecked arrogance. Thank you to
Mayor Ann Kieghran for demanding
answers. Jeers for soon-to-be ex-
councilwoman Terry Nagel, who took
Goliath’s side.
Diane Wirgler
Stained surfaces of
Burlingame Avenue sidewalks
The Burlingame Avenue upgrade is
progressing slowly, and I am looking
forward to this urban improvement.
The wide sidewalks, made of three
shades of gray stone, are nice, at least
when just a few weeks old.
The quite new sidewalk at the south-
east corner of Park Road and
Burlingame Avenue already shows a
surface stained by smashed chewing
gum, dog dropping remains, dried
coffee and other dark stains, splotch-
es of melted and dried ice cream
deposits and so on. Just check it out.
Question: Is there civic will and
money that will provide periodic
cleaning of the new sidewalks, per-
haps monthly?
Peter Benson
Miss Adelaide
right on in ‘Guys and Dolls’
Good morning! Miss Adelaide’s role
in Broadway By the Bay’s “Guys and
Dolls” was right on. She was totally
in character as a “dumb blonde and
fast-talking New Yorker” and was one
of the reasons the play has endured as
long as it has.
Farris Horak
Letters to the editor
The Australian Times
fter the disappointment of
the third plenum of the
Chinese Communist Party,
the announcement of sweeping
changes aimed at remaking the econ-
omy will help restore perceptions of
President Xi Jinping as a serious
reformer in the mold of Deng
Xiaoping. Deng’s foresight trans-
formed the country from an agrarian
backwater into the world’s second
biggest economy.
The long-overdue relaxation of the
ruthlessly applied one-child policy,
imposed 34 years ago, is gaining
most attention. While highly signif-
icant, it is one part of an ambitious
blueprint covering 60 major
reforms, with the potential to
change the face of China. The
reforms should liberalize its finan-
cial sector, making it more hos-
pitable to private enterprise.
Much has been left unchanged. The
foundations of government control
over the economy, including the col-
lective ownership of land and
Communist Party control of state-
owned enterprises, remain. So does
one-party rule, with no dissent or
democracy permitted.
The judicial reforms are welcome,
especially the end of the draconian
“re-education labor camps” in which
people were arbitrarily imprisoned
without formal arrest or trial.
As a symbol of the change, noth-
ing is more significant than the
relaxation of the one-child policy.
The abolition of what has been a
gross violation of human rights and
an intrusion into family life is being
mooted as “an adjustment and perfec-
tion of the family planning policy”.
Such spin cannot disguise the demo-
graphic imbalances caused by the
These have eroded economic
growth and created a rapidly aging
population the country has little
hope of supporting. China would
probably have another 400 million
people without the one-child policy.
There is a surplus of 25 million sin-
gle males and the working-age popu-
lation is shrinking. China has 200
million elderly people and the num-
ber is rising.
Wisely, Xi has recognized the need
to confront such imbalances. His
liberalizing blueprint has the poten-
tial to be as important as Deng’s
1978 initiation of the so-called
“capitalism with Chinese character-
istics” policy. But Xi is yet to grasp
the nettle of how to deal with the
dissent and demand for political
change arising from the country’s
economic success.
A real leap forward for China
A Good Samaritan
t may seem to most that the Samaritan House has
always been in San Mateo just as it may seem
that San Mateo has always had John Kelly, the
nonprofit’s first director.
However, that is not the case. Over the years,
Samaritan House has trenched itself in the San Mateo
community as a safety net for so many who otherwise
have nowhere else to turn.
So it was with great interest that I read, “John Kelly,
Samaritan” by Tom Huening, a former San Mateo
County supervisor and
controller when a copy
of it landed on my desk
earlier this fall.
As someone who has
worked as a journalist in
this area for 16 years, I
am familiar with the
Samaritan House and
John Kelly, and first
encountered him at a San
Mateo City Council
meeting where he was
requesting money from
the city’s Community
Development Block
Grant funding for a host
of critical programs. His
booming voice is dis-
tinct and eloquent at the
same time and it was hard to argue with his rationale
for wanting the money. And so the council gave it to
When he retired a few years back, the Samaritan
House got a new director and moved to a new location.
However, its mission remains largely the same — pro-
vide basic things to those in need, whether it be cloth-
ing, food or general assistance. In doing so, it eases
the burden on governmental agencies who otherwise
would have to contend with the myriad issues that
derive from when people remain needy.
I knew that Kelly was a former Catholic priest, but
not much else about his early history. But thanks to
the Huening’s hard work and dedication, the entire
story is revealed. The book project took about 14
months and Huening spent about 20 hours with Kelly
for interviews. He also interviewed 158 people for
comments, stories and specifics. He went to press in
The story centers on Kelly’s recent efforts with
restorative justice at San Quentin State Prison.
Restorative justice is essentially the focus on healing
after a crime has been committed. And that means treat-
ing prisoners with respect and dignity. It is controver-
sial in some circles and it doesn’t work in every
instance. There has to be a strong desire on the part of
the prisoner. But it is a strong element to Kelly’s
recent work.
But the story is also a biography and follows Kelly
as a young boy through to the priesthood and his work
at Serra High School before he decided to leave the
Catholic church.
“That was a principled and courageous move,”
Huening said of Kelly’s decision.
From there, it follows his path to leading the
Samaritan House and the challenges he faced in making
it work. Through charisma, passion, hard work and
dedication, Kelly was able to build Samaritan House
into the large-scale nonprofit social services organiza-
tion it is today.
It was after Kelly’s retirement as executive director of
Samaritan House that he was able to focus his attention
on restorative justice. And through this book, it is
revealed just how much this was a natural progression.
Huening is an efficient biographer and allows his
subject to tell his story with room for both humor and
conflict. The story moves along quickly and is inter-
spersed with anecdotes that help explain circumstances
and examples that deliver context. Through interviews
with friends and colleagues, Huening is able to add
color and breathe life into an already compelling tale
of transformation, passion and ideals.
For anyone familiar with the Samaritan House, its
work or is interested in the city of San Mateo and how
it has been changed by the life work of John Kelly,
this is a must-read.
Huening’s goal is to contribute $10 of every $20
purchase price to the John Kelly Rotary Club scholar-
ship. The remainder covers the cost of printing.
Contact Huening at tomhuening@gmail.com for more
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Thanks to higher sales of its Keurig brewing machines and coffee pods,
the company posted a quarterly profit that beat expectations.
Dollar Tree Inc., down $2.64 at $56.28
The discount retailer’s net income dropped 19 percent in the third quarter,
and its results missed Wall Street expectations.
Jack in the Box Inc., up $2.65 at $47.35
The fast-food chain’s quarterly net income nearly doubled after closing
underperforming Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants.
Big movers
By Steve Rothwell
and Bernard Condon
NEWYORK — The Dow Jones indus-
trial average finished above 16,000 for
the first time Thursday as the blue-chip
index races toward its best performance
in a decade.
The Dow has been on fire lately, pro-
pelled higher by a combination of solid
corporate earnings, a steadily strength-
ening economy and easy-money poli-
cies from the Federal Reserve.
Since the start of the year, the Dow is
up 22 percent and has now topped three
1,000 point milestones in 10 months.
It eclipsed 14,000 in February and
15,000 in May. If it holds onto its
gains, it would notch its strongest per-
formance since 2003.
“The market has come a long way,”
said Dan Seiver, an economist at San
Diego State University. “It’s a sign of
just how far financial markets have
The Dow has more than tripled since
its bear market low in March 2009.
Back then, the country was in the
worst downturn since the Great
Depression, the housing market had
collapsed and individual investors had
abandoned stocks.
Now, with the economy recovering
and confidence returning, small
investors are coming back in.
“People are getting out of bonds into
stocks,” said Steven Ricchiuto, chief
economist at Mizuho Securities. “We’re
in the early stages of a recovery.”
The Dow rose 109.17 points, or 0.7
percent, to close at 16,009.99
Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500
index rose 14.48 points, or 0.8 per-
cent, to 1,795.85. The Nasdaq compos-
ite rose 47.88 points, or 1.2 percent, to
In a sign that investors are taking on
more risk, small-company stocks rose
at a much faster pace than the rest of the
market. The Russell 2000 index jumped
19.83 points, or 1.8 percent, to
1, 119.62.
The Labor Department reported
before the market opened that applica-
tions for unemployment benefits
dropped last week to the lowest level
since September. The number of appli-
cations is close to where it was before
the Great Recession.
General Motors rose after the U.S.
government said it expects to sell its
remaining stake in the company by the
end of the year. The Treasury
Department got shares after bailing out
GM five years ago, but once its sells,
the automaker will be free of restric-
tions on executive pay that came with
the bailout. It would also be free to pay
dividends if it chooses.
GM gained 43 cents, or 1.1 percent,
to $38.12. The stock is up 32 percent
this year.
“Having the Treasury out is probably
something that is going to be positive
for the shares,” said Jeff Morris, head of
U.S. equities at Standard Life
Investments. “Some investors are
probably a bit spooked by having a
meaningful amount of government
Johnson Controls was among the
biggest gainers in the S&P 500. The
company, which makes heating and
ventilation systems for buildings, said
its board approved a $3 billion increase
in its share buyback program. The com-
pany rose $2.13, or 4.4 percent, to
Dow average closes above 16K for the first time
“Having the Treasury out is probably
something that is going to be positive for the
shares. ... Some investors are probably a bit spooked by
having a meaningful amount of government ownership.”
— Jeff Morris, head of U.S. equities at Standard Life Investments
By Anne D’Innocenzio
NEWYORK — Gap Inc. reported a 9.4 per-
cent increase in third-quarter earnings, but
the fashion retailer maintained a conserva-
tive annual profit outlook that suggests a
tough holiday quarter ahead.
Like many retailers, Gap, which operates
stores under names including its namesake,
Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta, is
heading into a fiercely competitive holiday
shopping season where merchants are ramp-
ing up sales. Gap has been doing its part by
offering constant discounts and is trying to
lure shoppers with an incentive that lets
customers earn $25 for every $50 they
spend through Friday
The results, nevertheless, were among a
few bright spots in a third-quarter earnings
season that has many retailers including
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kohl’s Corp. low-
ering their guidance in an uncertain econo-
my. Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch
reported earlier Thursday a loss in its third
quarter, dragged down in part by charges
related to closing its Gilly Hicks stores. The
teen retailer’s sales softened and it said sales
weakness continues in the fourth quarter.
“There’s a little bit of fatigue out there
when it comes to consumers so the question
is, ‘Are we disappointed in the consumer
sentiment, or ... have we really not been
innovative in order to give consumers a
value proposition that doesn’t look like
wallpaper, day in, day out,?’ “ Glenn
Murphy, Gap’s CEO, told investors on a
conference call after the results came out late
Murphy added, “I think we’ve done a good
job at Gap Inc. I think we can do a better job
going forward.”
Pandora posts 3Q loss,
revenue up 50 percent
LOS ANGELES — Shares of Pandora
Media Inc. slipped Thursday after the
Internet radio leader gave an outlook for the
three months through January that was
short of Wall Street’s forecast.
Chief Financial Officer Mike Herring said,
however, that the impact from the Sept. 18
launch of Apple Inc.’s rival iTunes Radio
was “modest.” Pandora noticed a quick dip in
users, followed by stabilization and recov-
ery in October, he said.
“It said a lot, we think, of the resilience
and value of the Pandora brand,” he told the
Associated Press.
The company based in Oakland posted a
loss in the quarter through Oct. 31 of $1.7
million, or a penny per share. Excluding
stock-based compensation and other items,
earnings came to 6 cents per share, match-
ing the forecast of analysts polled by
Revenue rose 50 percent to $180.4 mil-
lion, beating the $177 million expected by
Jury orders Samsung
to pay Apple $290 million
SAN JOSE — A Silicon Valley jury on
Thursday added $290 million more to the
damages Samsung Electronics owes Apple
for copying vital iPhone and iPad features,
bringing the total amount the South Korean
technology titan is on the hook for to $930
The verdict covers 13 older Samsung
devices that a previous jury found were
among 26 Samsung products that infringed
Apple patents.
The previous jury awarded Apple $1.05
billion. But U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh
ordered the new trial and tossed out $450
million of the damages after concluding that
jury miscalculated the amount Samsung
Gap’s 3Q profit up 9.4 percent
Business briefs
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Jhin Heilprin and Jamey Keaton
GENEVA — Iran nuclear talks entered a
delicate phase Thursday as negotiators tried
to fine-tune a draft agreement that would
limit Tehran’s atomic program in return for
easing some sanctions. Iran’s ability to pro-
duce nuclear fuel and relief for Iran’s oil and
banking sectors appeared to be among the
sticking points.
Renewed opposition from influential
members of the U.S. Congress to any deal
they feel gives the Iranians too much for too
little complicated the diplomatic maneuver-
ing. The Democratic-led Senate signaled
Thursday it would only give President
Barack Obama until next month before
pressing ahead with new Iran sanctions, and
a key Republican introduced legislation to
limit the president’s future negotiating abil-
ity with Tehran.
Participants at the talks refused to spell
out what was standing in the way of a deal.
But Iranian statements and remarks from
Western officials suggested they included
finding mutually acceptable language on
whether Iran has a right to enrich uranium, a
technology that can produce both reactor
fuel and nuclear warhead material.
Sanctions relief was also an issue.
The United States and its allies have sig-
naled they are ready to ease some sanctions
in return for a first-step deal that contains
Iran’s nuclear program. But they insist that
the most severe penalties — on Tehran’s oil
exports and banking sector — will remain
until the two sides reach a comprehensive
agreement to minimize Iran’s nuclear arms-
making capacity.
Iran says it does not want such weapons
and has indicated it’s ready to start rolling
back its program but wants greater and faster
sanctions relief than that being offered.
A senior U.S. official told reporters last
week that Iran is losing $5 billion a month
in lost oil sales alone and $120 billion in
total from all sanctions since their imposi-
tion, although he did not give a time frame.
The official demanded anonymity in keeping
with rules established by the U.S. adminis-
The White House has not publicly provid-
ed a figure, but congressional officials said
Wednesday the administration estimates
Iran could get $6 billion to $10 billion in
sanctions relief over six months as a first
step, with additional relief depending on
progress made toward a final deal. The offi-
cials on condition of anonymity because
they weren’t authorized to divulge the esti-
mate publicly.
Several Democrat and Republican senators
have voiced displeasure with the parameters
of the potential agreement, arguing that the
U.S. and its partners are offering too much
for Iranian action that stops short of a full
freeze on uranium enrichment.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned
Thursday that the Iranians could prevent any
successful deal from emerging without the
threat of new oil and financial penalties. He
said the Senate must move forward with new
sanctions after returning from a two-week
recess next month.
Iran nuke talk issues: Enrichment, sanctions
By Jamie Stengle
DALLAS — Loose gatherings of the curi-
ous and conspiracy-minded at Dallas’
Dealey Plaza have marked past anniver-
saries of the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy, featuring everything
from makeshift memorials to marching
drummers to discussions about who else
might have been in on the killing.
But in the place where the president’s
motorcade passed through and shots rang
out on Nov. 22, 1963, a solemn ceremony
on the 50th anniversary of his death
designed to avoid such distractions will
include brief remarks by the mayor and the
tolling of church bells.
It’s an approach that will be mirrored
Friday in Boston, where the JFK Library
and Museum will open a small exhibit of
never-before-displayed items from
Kennedy’s state funeral and host a musical
tribute that will be closed to the public,
and in Washington, where President
Barack Obama will meet privately at the
White House with leaders and volunteers
from the Kennedy-established Peace Corps
“It’s 50 years later and it’s also a
moment to look forward to the future,” said
Thomas Putnam, executive director of the
library, which usually doesn’t observe the
anniversary. “We want our tone to be
respectful and we want it to have a certain
reverence, but we also want it to be hopeful
and end on this notion of what JFK stood
for. ”
The committee convened by current
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to plan the
city’s event wanted to focus “in a positive
way more on the legacy of President
Kennedy,” said Ron Kirk, a former mayor
and member of the panel.
About 5,000 tickets were issued for the
free ceremony in Dealey Plaza, which is
flanked by the Texas School Book
Depository building where sniper Lee
Harvey Oswald perched on the sixth floor
in 1963.
Friday’s event will include readings from
the president’s speeches by author David
McCullough. In a nod to Kennedy’s mili-
tary service, the U.S. Naval Academy
Men’s Glee Club will perform and there
will be an Air Force flyover. Amoment of
silence will be held at 12:30 p.m., when
the president was shot.
There was no shortage of events in
Dallas this year marking the anniversary,
including panels with journalists and oth-
ers who witnessed the events of the day,
special concerts and museum exhibits.
As press aide for Texas Gov. John
Connally, Julian Read was in a media bus
several vehicles behind the presidential
limousine. After the gunshots, he watched
as the vehicle carrying the president and
wounded governor sped away. Read
released a book this year recounting his
experience and has attended several of the
events, which he called cathartic.
“Even though there are all those melan-
choly thoughts, the way it’s shaping up ...
gives me more of a comfort than any time
since 1963,” said Read, who will return to
Dealey Plaza on Friday.
John Judge, executive director of the
Coalition on Political Assassinations,
first came to Dealey Plaza to mark the fifth
anniversary of JFK’s death in 1968.
Judge’s group, which believes
Kennedy’s death was part of a conspiracy,
usually gathers on the plaza’s “grassy
knoll” for a moment of silence at 12:30
p.m. Since it’ll be blocked off this year,
Judge says he’s reached a “livable” agree-
ment with the city in which they’ll gather
a few blocks away and move to the plaza
after the official ceremony ends.
The group has made T-shirts for the occa-
sion with the slogan, “50 years in denial is
enough” and an image like that of Kennedy
on the half-dollar coin, except with a bul-
let hole in his head and blood.
Solemn events to mark JFK’s assassination
A Dallas police color guard rehearses in Dallas' Dealey Plaza for Friday commemorations of the
1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
By Patrick Quinn
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid
Karzai urged tribal elders Thursday to
approve a security pact with Washington
that could keep thousands of U.S. troops in
Afghanistan until 2024, but he added a wrin-
kle that he prefers his successor sign the
document after elections next April.
Karzai’s move could be an attempt to
avoid taking personal responsibility for an
agreement that many Afghans see as selling
out to foreign interests.
His remarks to the 2,500 members of the
consultative council known as the Loya
Jirga came as President Barack Obama made
a personal plea for quick passage of the
agreement in a letter promising to respect
Afghanistan’s sovereignty and only raid
homes when U.S. lives are at risk.
The Loya Jirga is widely expected to
approve the agreement, and Karzai’s
remarks could be seen as last-minute move
to force the gathering to ask him to sign the
long-delayed accord — thus shifting the
responsibility for the deal away from him to
the elders. The White House urged that the
security pact be signed by the end of the
year, with spokesman Josh Earnest saying a
failure to finalize an agreement in the com-
ing weeks “would prevent the United States
and our allies from being able to plan for a
post-2014 presence” in Afghanistan.
Military leaders in the U.S. and NATO
widely acknowledge that the nearly
350,000-member Afghan National Security
Forces are not yet ready to take on the
Taliban alone after a war that has lasted
more than 12 years. The Afghan forces,
however, have held their ground this sum-
mer after taking control of security around
the country from foreign forces.
Senior U.S. military officials have repeat-
edly stressed that Afghan forces still need at
least three to four years of training and men-
toring take on a resilient Taliban insur-
gency that shows no sign of abating or
compromising. U.S.-backed attempts to
start peace talks with the Taliban have failed
so far.
Karzai: Sign U.S.-Afghan security pact next year
By Foster Klug and Robert Jablon
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean
officials detained an 85-year-old U.S. veter-
an of the Korean War last month as he sat in
a plane set to leave the country, the man’s
son said.
Auniformed North Korean officer boarded
the plane on Oct. 26 and asked Merrill
Newman, a tourist, for his passport before
telling a stewardess that Newman had to
leave the plane, the son, Jeffrey Newman,
said Wednesday.
“My dad got off, walked out with the stew-
ardess, and that’s the last he was seen,”
Jeffrey Newman told the Associated Press at
his home in California.
It wasn’t clear what led to the detention.
The son said he was speaking regularly with
the U.S. State Department about his father,
but U.S. officials wouldn’t confirm the
detention to reporters, citing privacy
North Korea’s official state-run media
have yet to comment on reports of the
detention, which first appeared in the San
Jose Mercury News and Japan’s Kyodo News
Secretary of State John Kerry told
MSNBC on Thursday in response to a ques-
tion about Newman that North Korea needed
to recognize the “dangerous steps that it’s
been taking on many fronts,” including the
treatment of its citizens and the start-up of
its nuclear reactor.
North Korea detains U.S. war veteran, 85, son says
U,K, police: Three
women held captive for 30 years
LONDON — Three women have been
freed after spending 30 years held captive
in a south London home, including one
woman believed to have spent her entire
life in domestic slavery, police said
London’s Metropolitan Police
announced the rescues after two people — a
man and a woman, both 67 — were arrested
early Thursday on suspicion of forced labor
and domestic servitude. The suspects were
later released on bail.
The arrests were part of a slavery investi-
gation launched after one of the women
contacted a charity last month to say she
was being held against her will along with
two others.
The charity went to the police, and the
women — a 69-year-old Malaysian, a 57-
year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old
Briton — were freed on Oct. 25.
Kevin Hyland, head of the Metropolitan
Police’s human trafficking unit, said the
women are “highly traumatized,” having
had “no real exposure to the outside world”
for the past 30 years.
“Trying to find out exactly what has hap-
pened over three decades will understand-
ably take some time,” he said.
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which makes it capital, said District
Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
In another twist, although one of the
home occupants fatally shot accomplice
Bryant Ma, California law allows Vo and
Lee to be charged with his murder because
they were allegedly participating in a
felonious crime that led to the 23-year-
old’s death.
The incident happened
around 11:30 p.m. Sept.
4 on the 1500 block of
Lodi Avenue, near South
Norfolk Street east of
Highway 101. Police say
the three suspects entered
the home where they con-
fronted four others and
gunfire erupted.
Prosecutors allege the suspects entered
the home to rob the residents of drugs and
money and demanded one
victim to open his safe.
Prosecutors say he
instead got out a gun and
opened fire on the sus-
Two people were shot
— Ma and the 24-year-old
resident who shot him —
and the suspects fled in a
dark SUV. Ma was dead on
arrival at Regional Medical Center of San
Jose and Lee was treated for a non-life
threatening shot. Hospital personnel alert-
ed police who connected them to the San
Mateo shooting. Adark blue SUVwas locat-
ed in the hospital parking lot.
On Thursday, both Vo and Lee pleaded not
guilty to all charges but delayed setting a
preliminary hearing until after defense
attorneys can finish reading the reports.
They return to court Dec. 16.
Both men remain in custody without bail.
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At Monday night’s meeting, the council
will consider approving the purchase and
sale agreements for the three parcels. The
$13,690,000 total is $80 per square foot
and include $4.85 million for 595
Industrial Road, $5.34 million for 850 E.
San Carlos Ave. and $3.5 million for 810
E. San Carlos Ave. Each is separately
owned but represented by a single broker
who has also brought forward several
interested developers.
The funding for 595 Industrial Road
would come from the city’s Strategic
Property Acquisition Reserve Fund while
the other two are subject to the city’s abil-
ity to get private financing, according to a
report by Community Development
Director Al Savay.
The financing proposals are expected to
come back to a City Council meeting in
January 2014.
The Industrial Road property has a sin-
gle-story, 32,000-square-foot building
and four tenants. Under the agreement,
tenant First Down Promotions can contin-
ue occupying the property for $1 per
month through June 15, 2014, or the final
close of escrow of the other two proper-
Nine tenants currently occupy 850 E.
San Carlos Ave. and there are none in 810
E. San Carlos Ave. The city’s economic
development consultants estimates relo-
cation costs shouldn’t be more than
$400, 000.
New zoning district
The potential buy comes a few months
after the City Council in a split 3-2 vote
created a new zoning district, a decision
that overrode the Planning Commission
recommendation to largely leave the area
at the city’s gateway alone. Mayor Bob
Grassilli and Councilman Matt Grocott
opposed creating the new landmark com-
mercial district along Highway 101.
As defined, the new district allows uses
that “have significant beneficial results in
employment growth and contribute to the
economic sustainability of the city and
implementation of the city’s economic
development plan.” All others will require
conditional use permits.
At the time, property owners decried the
proposal as bad for business and city staff
highlighted the need for the sales tax and
transient occupancy tax that comes with a
According to Savay’s report for the
council meeting, general fund revenue
could be a million or more based on con-
servative projections.
Gateway ‘landmark sites’
The city has looked at redeveloping the
properties at the gateway intersection of
Holly Street and Industrial Road since the
early 1990s and in 1991 labeled them
“landmark sites” in its East San Carlos
Specific Plan.
The roots of the most recent debate
began in March when a proposal was sub-
mitted for a 45,000-square-foot fitness
center with 300 parking spaces. The exist-
ing zoning allowed the use without greater
scrutiny or permits, causing the City
Council to hit pause with an emergency
ordinance on development. The council
did not extend the moratorium and the
Planning Commission, after two meet-
ings, voted against creating the entirely
new district. That decision came after
property owners and real estate experts
said that waiting for a hotel that might
never transpire is harming business in the
Hotel interest
Councilman Ron Collins said Savay and
City Manager Jeff Maltbie knew at the
time hotel interest was knocking on the
city’s proverbial door but were required to
bite their tongue.
With the possibility of a hotel looking
more realistic, Collins said he’s encour-
aged by the potential of a “very nice”
development producing “a fair amount” of
revenue for the city. Like Olbert, he also
considers the city acting as buying mid-
dleman a reasonable risk.
“It’s a consideration but this is an
extremely valuable piece of land and I
strongly suspect if the buyer we have in
mind doesn’t want the property there will
be somebody else,” Collins said.
In its request for proposals, the city has
named several factors used in the develop-
er selection process including fiscal bene-
fits, how much city assistance is needed
and the intention to work with the Greater
East San Carlos neighborhood and other
neighbors on the project’s conceptual and
final design
The San Carlos City Council meets 7
p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at City Hall, 600
Elm St., San Carlos.
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Bunn Vo
Edwin Lee
The owners of 595 Industrial Road, 810 E. San Carlos Ave. and 850 E. San Carlos Ave. are
reportedly eager to sell — so eager in fact they want a short close.
ALAMED — Oakland Raiders
rookie quarterback Matt McGloin
could be without his top receiver
when he makes his second NFL
start Sunday against Tennessee.
Denarius Moore missed his sec-
ond straight day of practice with a
shoulder injury he suffered during
last week’s win over Houston. If
he’s unable to go, it would weaken
an already thin receiving corps.
“Several guys need to step up,”
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said
Thursday. “It’s just like every-
thing else we’ve had to deal with
as far as injuries are concerned.
Next man up. Somebody’s going
to have to come out and perform.”
Only two of Oakland’s wide
receivers have caught more than
10 passes this season. Moore,
who has not missed a start since
being sidelined with a hamstring
injury for the season opener in
2012, is one of them.
The third-year wide receiver
leads the Raiders in catches,
receiving yardage and touchdowns
this season. He is the only
Oakland player to have a 100-yard
game this season and was attempt-
ing to become the first Oakland
wide receiver to eclipse the 1,000-
yard mark since Randy Moss in
Moore might still get there but
will have to do it in fewer than 16
games if he misses the Titans
“Denarius has been really our
leading receiver so it’ll have an
Page 14, 49ers looking
for that offensive groove
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
By Julio Lara
There is only one certainty about Friday’s start to the
Central Coast Section football playoffs. After tonight,
the eight-team field of San Mateo County teams vying
for a CCS trophy will be down to seven — that’s
because two of the Peninsula
Athletic League division champi-
ons, Burlingame and Hillsdale, will
collide as part of a seven-game
Other than that, we only know the
PAL goes into the 2013 version of
the CCS playoffs with the most No.
1 seeds it has ever had as three of the
five brackets are fronted by a Peninsula teams. But
while that might mean to some people a team is
favored, the reality of CCS is, with the top 40 teams
distributed through the five brackets, nothing is for cer-
See CCS, Page 18
See RAIDERS, Page 18
By Janie McCauley
Francisco 49ers are unlikely to
host weeknight games at new
Levi’s Stadium next year in the
inaugural season of the venue, a
person with direct knowledge of
the stadium project said Thursday.
That would mean no appearances
on “Monday Night Football” or in
a Thursday night game at Santa
Clara next season. The person
spoke on condition of anonymity
because the NFL schedule isn’t
released until spring and no deci-
sions have been formally
announced by the league or the
Part of the thinking, the person
said, is to give everyone from sta-
dium operations personnel, law
enforcement, local businesses,
other support services and parking
facilities time to get accustomed
to traffic flow and other chal-
lenges. The first season in the
$1.2 billion stadium will be a
work in progress.
The 49ers will leave Candlestick
Park, where they have played
since 1971, after this season for
the new stadium at team headquar-
ters in Silicon Valley. Traffic in the
heavily occupied area of business-
es, residential housing and large
corporations and technology
companies makes for clogged sur-
face streets and freeways for much
of the day. While every NFL team
plays a Thursday night game, San
Francisco is bound to do so out-
side the Bay Area in 2014.
The 49ers will certainly have
many potential problems resolved
by the time the stadium hosts the
50th Super Bowl in February
The plan has been for
Candlestick Park to be imploded
sometime next year.
The San Jose Mercury News first
reported that the team would have
By Janie McCauley
Lopez found a nice fit in San
Francisco from the moment the
Pittsburgh Pirates dealt him to the
Giants at the
2010 trade dead-
It hasn’t hurt
he won a pair of
World Series
c h a m p i -
The free agent
l e f t - h a n d e r
reached agree-
ment on a $13
million, three-year contract to
stay with the Giants. The deal is
pending a physical, likely to take
place next week, assistant general
manager Bobby Evans said
“I am happy to be back in San
Francisco. It’s the place that my
family and I have come to love,”
Lopez wrote in an e-mail. “The
Giants organization has been first
class since I was first traded in
2010. The fans especially have
been welcoming not only to me
but all of my teammates and their
support is unmatched in the major
leagues. They make for a wonderful
place to come and work.”
Lopez agreed to terms two days
after San Francisco gave right-
hander Tim Hudson a $23 million,
two-year contract.
The 36-year-old Lopez went 4-2
with a 1.83 ERAin 69 appearances
and 39 1-3 innings this year, when
the Giants missed the playoffs one
season after winning their second
World Series in three seasons.
Lopez just completed an $8.5 mil-
lion, two-year contract signed that
paid him $4.25 million each sea-
San Francisco acquired Lopez in
a swap that sent John Bowker and
Joe Martinez to the Pirates, and
Lopez emerged as a reliable option
for manager Bruce Bochy as the
club made an improbable run to the
49ers weeknight ’14 home games unlikely
Giants, Lopez
come to terms
on a 3-yr deal
Javier Lopez
Raiders’ Moore misses second straight practice
Blueprints for
CCS first
round games
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By Janie McCauley
SANTA CLARA — Jim Harbaugh called
his players together Thursday and talked to
them about writing a new story.
This isn’t the dramatic Super Bowl return
of a year ago. It’s not the tale of Harbaugh’s
remarkable turnaround first season as a head
coach when the San Francisco 49ers
snapped an eight-year playoff drought in
Harbaugh is doing his best to motivate
his players in the midst of a tough stretch,
while running back Frank Gore is calling on
his offensive teammates to do their part to
help save San Francisco’s season before it’s
too late.
Gore acknowledged what must happen the
rest of the way — winning — for the reign-
ing NFC champion Niners (6-4) to return to
the playoffs let alone be in position to
chase another Super Bowl berth.
San Francisco has lost two straight for
the second time this season after a home
loss to Carolina, then a last-second 23-20
loss at New Orleans last Sunday. AMonday
night game at Washington looms, and Gore
and Co. realize they cannot afford to let
another game get away.
“We’ve lost two in a row. I know Monday
night, Washington’s going to be pumped
and we’re trying to get back on track to get
where we want to be, and that’s to get to the
playoffs,” Gore said. “Everybody’s got to
be on board. Everybody’s got to make a
play when it’s there. ... They’ve lost close
games back-to-back and I know they’re des-
perate for a win. We’re trying to get back on
Just four total points have decided the
past two games for San Francisco, which
came out of its bye week riding a five-game
winning streak during which quarterback
Colin Kaepernick and the offense had scored
31 or more points in each of those victo-
“There’s a fine line between winning and
losing,” fullback Bruce Miller said. “In the
past, I think more so we’ve been on the
other side of that, the ball bounced our way
and we’ve made plays. Now, Coach
Harbaugh just talked about it. This is a dif-
ferent story, a different season. And we’re
still writing it. We’re in the run, we just
have to be more opportunistic.”
San Francisco has managed only 347
yards and Kaepernick has been sacked nine
times while throwing a pair of interceptions
during the losing streak.
“There’s a lot of things this offense has to
do and it’s expected of us,” Kaepernick said.
Harbaugh is standing by Kaepernick each
week, regardless of the result. It’s been a
year since the coach chose to promote the
then-second-year pro over Alex Smith, now
with the Chiefs.
In respect to Kaepernick’s lower produc-
tion the past two games, Harbaugh ques-
tions why critics would say Kaepernick is
“I think he’s doing a heck of a job. I’d be
puzzled why people would think that,”
Harbaugh said. “What’s most important is
what we see.”
And, now, the 49ers will be mixing in a
new face on the offensive line. Adam Snyder
is expected to start at left guard in place of
Mike Iupati, who confirmed Thursday he
won’t play because of a sprained left knee.
While the injury isn’t considered season-
ending, he doesn’t know how much time he
might miss and is still undergoing evalua-
tions. Iupati, the 17th overall pick in the
2010 draft who hasn’t missed a start yet,
was using crutches with his knee in a bulky
brace and needed help from a teammate to
pull on his left sock.
Cornerback Carlos Rogers acknowledged
there can be frustration when the offense
goes three-and-out and the defense must
immediately go back out there, but added:
“We’re a tight family. We stick together. We
don’t call people out.”
Also Thursday, linebacker Ahmad Brooks
defended his hit on Saints quarterback Drew
Brees late in Sunday’s 23-20 loss that land-
ed Brooks a $15,570 fine. On Tuesday he
will appeal the penalty, his second such fine
this year for quarterback hits after clobber-
ing Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in the sea-
son opener.
Brooks has declined to accept contribu-
tions from Ray Lewis and Teddy Bruschi
49ers offense looks to rediscover its groove
It’s been a couple of frustrating weeks on offense for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers.
By Ronald Blum
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez’s griev-
ance hearing to overturn his 211-game sus-
pension ended Thursday after 12 days of ses-
sions, a day after the New York Yankees
third baseman angrily
walked out and decided
not to testify in his own
Rodriguez’s lawyers
returned to Major League
Baseball’s office for what
turned out to be the final
day of the proceeding
before arbitrator Fredric
Horowitz. By the end of
the day, both sides had
rested their cases, a person familiar with the
proceeding told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of
anonymity because no statements were
The next step is for the sides to submit
briefs to Horowitz, which will complete the
record. The arbitrator then will decide
whether to sustain or alter the suspension
given to Rodriguez by MLB on Aug. 5 for
alleged violations of baseball’s drug policy
and labor agreement.
A three-time AL MVP, Rodriguez left in
the middle of the 11th session Wednesday,
furious Horowitz refused to order baseball
Commissioner Bud Selig to testify. The
move, followed by angry statements accus-
ing Selig of bias and the entire arbitration
process of flaws, appeared to be a prelude to
a lawsuit challenging whatever ruling
Horowitz makes.
Outside MLB’s offices Thursday, represen-
tatives of the New York Hispanic Clergy
Organization, including state Sen. Ruben
Diaz, held a prayer vigil to express opposi-
tion to Rodriguez’s discipline.
Rodriguez lawyer James McCarroll issued
a statement Thursday pointing out that this
case is the first grievance under the drug
agreement involving discipline that didn’t
stem from a positive test and involved “the
commissioner’s discretion and decision-
making.” While he said the commissioner
in the past “was harshly criticized in the
arbitrator’s decision for not voluntarily
appearing at a grievance,” that statement
appears to refer to arbitrator George
Rodriguez’s grievance
hearing is complete
Alex Rodriguez
By Stephen Hawkins
Prince Fielder could have vetoed the
blockbuster swap of All-Star players that
sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two
years after signing his big deal with
The slugging first baseman decided to take
the fresh start with a new team.
“Obviously, it’s another good team, ‘’
Fielder said Thursday, a
day after being sent to
Texas for second base-
man Ian Kinsler. “I didn’t
think it was going to be a
bad thing and plus, most
of all, I thought it was
going to be good for
everyone. I just wanted
everyone to be happy. ”
Fielder was only two
seasons into the $214 million, nine-year
contract he signed with Detroit before the
2012 season, when the Rangers were also a
suitor. Their offer was nowhere close to
what the five-time All-Star got then.
While playing all 324 regular-season
games for the Tigers the past two seasons,
Fielder hit .295 with 55 home runs and 214
RBIs. But his 25 homers this year were his
fewest over a full season, and he didn’t drive
in a run in 11 postseason games before
Detroit lost the AL championship series to
Boston in six games.
“It was cool. The season was fine. It is
what it is bro,” Fielder said during a brief
conference call with Rangers beat writers.
“You can’t take it back. Everything is cool.
We got to the playoffs. Unfortunately we
didn’t get where we wanted to go.”
The Rangers plan to formally introduce
Fielder in a news conference Monday.
Fielder provides Texas manager Ron
Washington with a middle-of-the-order
threat in a lineup that still includes Adrian
Beltre and Alex Rios, filling one of the
team’s primary offseason wants even before
baseball’s winter meetings.
“It gives us some direction the rest of our
offseason,” general manager Jon Daniels
said late Wednesday night.
Fielder is a .286 career hitter with 285
homers and 870 RBIs in 1,322 games with
Milwaukee (2005-11) and Detroit (2012-
13). In 13 career games as an opponent at
Rangers Ballpark, he hit .265 with four
homers and 15 RBIs.
Before Fielder went to Detroit, he traveled
to Dallas to meet with Daniels and other
Rangers officials.
Daniels said that was helpful this week
Fielder sees his trade to
Rangers as a fresh start
Prince Fielder
MLB players’ union
head Michael Weiner dies at 51
NEWYORK — Michael Weiner, the plain-
speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who
took over as head of the powerful baseball
players’ union four years ago and smoothed
its perennially contentious relationship with
management, died Thursday, 15 months after
announcing he had been diagnosed with an
inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.
The Major League Players Association said
Weiner died at his home in Mansfield
Township, N.J.
Earlier in the day, New York Yankees reliev-
er Mariano Rivera praised Weiner.
“Michael is a tremendous person. That’s
why everybody loves him,” Rivera said. “He
can relate with every player and had time to
talk with every player.”
As Weiner’s health deteriorated this sum-
mer, a succession plan was put in place.
Former big league All-Star Tony Clark took
over Thursday as acting executive director and
is to be approved as Weiner’s successor when
the union’s board meets from Dec. 2-5 at La
Jolla, Calif.
“Words cannot describe the love and affec-
tion that the players have for Michael, nor
can they describe the level of sadness we feel
today,” Clark said in a statement. “Not only
has the game lost one of its most important
and influential leaders in this generation, all
involved in the game have lost a true
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
guys have been a factor for us and they need
to continue to be a factor for us.”
McGloin, who passed for three touch-
downs without an interception in last
week’s 28-23 win over the Texans, didn’t
seem too concerned. Since replacing
Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders’ starter, the for-
mer walk-on at Penn State said he’s devel-
oped a pretty good rapport with his
“We talk all the time,” McGloin said. “My
locker’s right next to Rod (Streater) and a
lot of the wideouts, so we’re constantly
talking about the game and we’re constant-
ly having fun. The communication has
never been an issue.”
One option to replace Moore would be
Andre Holmes, who sat out the first four
games of the year serving an NFL suspen-
sion after testing positive for a perform-
ance-enhancing substance.
Moore, however, has caught just one pass
in the four games since being added to the
53-man roster.
Seventh-round draft pick Brice Butler
could also see increased playing time
against Tennessee. The rookie caught at
least one pass in the first six games of the
regular season before making a pair of cost-
ly drops against Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. He’s
played sparingly since.
Jacoby Ford opened the season third on
the depth chart but has also had problems
hanging onto the ball and has steadily seen
his playing time decrease. He has just 10
catches for the year and has played fewer
than 14 snaps in two of Oakland’s past four
The news was a little more encouraging
for Pryor, who started the Raiders’ first nine
games before suffering a knee injury and
being replaced by McGloin.
Pryor remains limited in practice but is
showing signs of improvement.
“I thought he moved around well,” Allen
said. “We’ll continue to monitor him
throughout the week and see how he’s feel-
ing at the end of the week. Hopefully he’s
healthy enough to go, and if he does, then
he’ll be up on Sunday. ”
Notes: Defensive end Jason Hunter, who
has two sacks, has not practiced this week
because of a foot injury. Running back
Darren McFadden and safety Tyvon Branch
were also held out.
Continued from page 13
Sports Brief
By Josh Dubow
SAN JOSE — Tommy Wingels scored
two goals and Patrick Marleau added a
goal and two assists to help the San
Jose Sharks get their first home win in
more than a month with a 5-1 victory
over the Tampa Bay Lightning on
Thursday night.
Brad Stuart and Brent Burns also
scored for the Sharks, who looked
well-rested after having three days off
following a winding, five-game road
trip in which they changed time zones
after every game. Antti Niemi made 36
saves and Logan Couture had three
Tyler Johnson scored for the
Lightning, who dropped their season-
worst third straight game on a rough
West Coast trip that ends Friday night
in Anaheim. Tampa Bay has been
outscored 16-6 in losses to Phoenix,
Los Angeles and San Jose as they are
struggling since losing star center
Steven Stamkos to a broken right leg
last week.
Since beating Calgary on Oct. 19,
the Sharks have gone on a pair of five-
game road trips around a winless three-
game homestand that featured a pair of
shootout losses.
They found their winning touch at
home again at the start of a season-
long five-game homestand.
Wingels played a big part in his first
career two-goal game.
He got the scoring started early in
the first period and then with the
Lightning making a strong push in the
second, Wingels added his second
Marleau found him with a slick pass
from behind the net and Wingels one-
timed it past Anders Lindback on the
short side for his seventh goal of the
season. That’s one shy of his career
total in 80 games coming into the sea-
San Jose broke it open with two
goals in a 19-second span early in the
third. Burns, back after missing 13
games with an upper-body injury, got
the first when Joe Thornton’s deflec-
tion of Scott Hannan’s shot-pass hit
his leg on the way into the net.
Marleau then scored his 11th goal
following the next faceoff to make it
Lindback, making his fifth start of
the season in place of Ben Bishop,
made 31 saves but got no offensive
support in the loss.
The Sharks got off to another fast
start with two goals in the first period.
San Jose has outscored the opposition
30-12 in the first, a big part of the
team’s success in the first quarter of the
Couture’s line got the Sharks started
as Couture and Marleau won a battle in
the corner to set up Wingels for his
sixth goal of the season.
Wingels leads Sharks past Lightning
ATLANTA— After four embarrassing
weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were finally
The result was the same.
Another loss.
Matt Ryan was sacked five times and
Drew Brees did just enough for New
Orleans, throwing a pair of first-half
touchdown passes that gave the Saints
a 17-13 victory over their NFC South
rival on Thursday night.
“It’s always frustrating when you
come up short,” Atlanta’s Jonathan
Babineaux said. “We put our hearts and
souls into it every week.”
The Falcons (2-9) lost their fifth in a
row, but this was by far the best effort
of the skid. They had been outscored
135-61 over the previous four games
and had not led for more than 15 quar-
ters, a drought that finally ended when
Steven Jackson dove in from the 1 to
cap an impressive opening drive
against the Saints.
Brees threw a 44-yard touchdown
pass to Jimmy Graham and a 1-yarder
to Benjamin Watson, giving the first-
place Saints (9-2) a sweep of the sea-
son series with Atlanta.
The Falcons wrapped up their first
losing season since 2007 and were
officially eliminated from the division
race with five weeks remaining.
“I’m proud of the way the guys
played,” tight end Tony Gonzalez said.
“We had ‘em. We had ‘em right where
we wanted ‘em.”
Indeed, the Falcons had a chance to
pull off the upset, driving to the Saints
29 with less than 3 minutes to go. But
New Orleans turned up the pressure on
Ryan, Atlanta missed a long field goal,
and the Saints ran off all but the last 5
New Orleans also forced a crucial
fumble early in the fourth quarter.
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1. How legitimate are No. 1 Terra
Nova’s chances in the Open Division?
If you’d had a chance to see the Tigers
play this season, you know they’re for real.
And head coach Bill Gray for years has sub-
jected his team to a grueling non-league
schedule to prepare them for the section’s
beyond-loaded Open division. This might
be the year it pays dividends. Terra Nova
beat the WCAL’s St. Ignatius, fellow Open
division member Pioneer and Oakland
power Bishop O’Dowd in non-league play
by an average score of 50-28. So, Terra
Nova is no slouch and they’re the No. 1 seed
in the entire CCS for a reason.
That said, since CCS rules state that no
team in the Open that play in the same
league can face each other during the first
round, Terra Nova will have to prove just
how good they are by facing a maximum of
three West Catholic Athletic League teams.
Valley Christian finished third in the WCAL
and is 7-3 overall. Additionally, they’re get-
ting healthy and will throw a trio of great
running backs at the Terra Nova defense
(Kirk Johnson, Tre McCloud and Mark
Quinby). To prove their legitimacy, the
Tigers will have to break a WCAL-CCS hex
— Terra Nova is 0-5 against that league in
postseason play, losing by an average
score of 43-15.
2. Which Serra team are we getting?
In No. 2 Serra’s defense, its two losses
this season haven’t been for a lack of effort
and heart — no one prepares his players
better in that regard than head coach Patrick
Walsh. The question leans more toward
whether CCS will see the razor sharp and
mistake-free Padres, or the Serra that was a
couple of turnovers away from going into
CCS with an unblemished 10-0 record.
Few expect No. 7 Pioneer to give Serra
too much of an issue. But, after Pioneer,
lurks a potential matchup with WCALneme-
sis and recent Achilles’ heel Bellarmine
College Prep, who has knocked the Padres
out of CCS the last two years. Serra does
have a win against the Bells this year
already. If the Padres arrive in these playoffs
firing on all cylinders, they have to be con-
sidered the team to be in the section’s
toughest division.
3. Is M-A primed for
a deep run in Division II?
CCS’ DII is stacked. But the No. 3 seed for
the Bears is well-deserved and the Bears are
very prepared to make a championship
game return like they did two seasons ago.
Oak Grove, with its defense, will be a for-
midable road block, but Isiah Nash is
healthy and running the ball with confi-
dence. Awin against the Eagles Friday night
sets up a potential rematch with No. 2 Los
Gatos — a team the Bears have already beat-
en this season.
The key for M-Awill be whether they can
stay disciplined — late-game mental tough-
ness in avoiding back-breaking penalties
and lapses on defense will dictate how far
M-Agoes in Division II.
4. Who is Burlingame’s
biggest threat in Division III?
Believe it or not, it’s the 2-8 St. Ignatius
Wildcats. If there was ever a time not to
judge a team by its record, this would be it
— the term “best 2-8 team ever” has been
thrown around a couple of times.
Burlingame is like a well-oiled machine
right now. Hillsdale, their quarterfinal
opponent, is very athletic and might give
them issues. But the Panthers are just too
efficient and confident to lose Friday night
— no disrespect to the Lake champions.
That means a game with WCALpower, and
reigning Open Division champion St.
Ignatius — who despite its record, has been
in every single league game they’ve played.
The Wildcats will be a giant test for the
Panthers. Burlingame can take a bit of sol-
ace in knowing S.I. has lost to a pair of PAL
teams this year already, though.
5. Should we count
out Hillsdale out already then?
No. Don’t do that. Like Burlingame,
Hillsdale is a very confident team coming
into Friday’s game. They’re a team that can
score and is very well balanced. In addition,
the Knights proved last week they can hang
with PAL Ocean teams after losing by just
two points to Aragon in a game that went
back and forth throughout.
Hillsdale’s best chance comes in trying to
run the ball with Giancarlo Bosacci and hav-
ing Cole Carrithers pick his spots with
Brandon Butcher and Shawn Charan in the
middle of the field. They’ll need to eliminate
the big play on defense as well if they have
a chance.
6. How many teams
will Aragon play against?
Talking to Dons head coach Steve Sell,
you get the sense he knows that if his team
does not beat itself, a very good No. 2
Aptos team is beatable. Aptos ran through
its league schedule like a hot knife through
butter and without a doubt the Dons pose the
toughest challenge they’ve had since Week
4 of the season.
But like Sell said earlier this week,
Aragon has to stop shooting itself in the
foot and, in a sense, stop playing against
itself with costly turnovers at the most
expensive of times. A clean football game
by the Dons can translate into an opening
round CCS upset.
7. Does Sacred Heart Prep have the
necessary experience to repeat as
Division IV champs?
Yes, the Gators do. The fear here is that
last year’s championship squad had great
senior leadership at the quarterback and
safety positions and that replacing them
would be tough for the Gators. So far, with a
9-1 record, it appears SHP has had no issues
The interesting thing will be observing
the Gators when they hit a bit of adversity.
Talent-wise, especially on the defensive
side of the ball, this SHP team can repeat as
champions. Also, watch out for the Gators’
health — a couple of nagging injuries have
kept the SHP offense in check for a couple
of weeks now. They’ve had to rely heavily
on that defense and, come championship
time, they’ll need those explosive plays
that have made them one of the section’s
best this season on both sides of the ball.
8. How healthy is Jack Heneghan?
It’s the most important question in the
Division IV bracket. After an injury during
the M-A loss, Heneghan sat out the
Valparaiso Bowl and a team that was averag-
ing over 40 points a game put up three.
Without Heneghan, No. 5 Monterey’s
chances are very good against the Knights.
With Heneghan, there’s no reason to
believe we won’t be in for a rematch of last
season’s Division IV championship game
in SHP versus Menlo in the DIV semifinal.
With Heneghan at the helm, Menlo is a
Continued from page 13
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
CCSfirst round
No. 8 Valley Christian (7-3) at No. 1 Terra Nova (10-
0), 7 p.m.
No.6 Oak Grove (5-5) at No.3 Menlo-Atherton (7-3),
7 p.m.
No. 7 Aragon (7-3) at No. 2 Aptos (8-2), 7 p.m.
No.8 Hillsdale (7-3) at No.Burlingame (10-0),7 p.m.
No. 5 Monterey (7-3) vs. No. 4 Menlo School (6-4) at
Sequoia, 7:30 p.m.
CCSfirst round
No. 7 Pioneer (7-3) at No. 2 Serra (8-2), 1 p.m.
No. 8 Seaside (5-5) at No. 1 Sacred Heart Prep (9-1),
1 p.m.
CCSchampionships at IndependenceHigh
No. 1 Menlo School (28-5) vs. No. 3 Soquel (21-6),
12:30 p.m.
No. 4 Crystal Springs (15-15) vs. Priory/Pinewood
winner, 10:30 a.m.
Girls’ water polo
SantaClaraInternational SwimCenter
Division II
No.1 Sacred Heart Prep (21-7) vs.No.3 Castilleja (14-
7), 11:30 a.m.
Boys’ water polo
SantaClaraInternational SwimCenter
No. 3 Menlo-Atherton (16-10) vs. No. 1 Bellarmine
(18-10), 2:30 p.m.
No.1SacredHeart Prep(25-3) vs. No.2MenloSchool
(23-3), 10 a.m.
vs. Seattle
vs. Tampa
vs. Chiefs
vs. Grizzlies
vs. St.Louis
National League
NEWYORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP
Miguel Socolovich on a minor league contract.
pitching coach.Agreed to terms with C Carlos Ruiz
on a three-year contract.
PITTSBURGHPIRATES — Agreed to terms with
RHPs Jake Brigham, Josh Kinney, Collin Balester,
Seth McClung and Jay Jackson on minor league
Guillermo Moscoso for assignment. Selected the
contracts of OF Gary Brown and RHP Hunter Strick-
land from Fresno (PCL); 3B Adam Duvall from
Richmond (EL); and RHP Kendry Flores from Au-
gusta (SAL).
Philadelphia 6 5 0 .545 276 260
Dallas 5 5 0 .500 274 258
N.Y. Giants 4 6 0 .400 192 256
Washington 3 7 0 .300 246 311
New Orleans 9 2 0 .818 305 196
Carolina 7 3 0 .700 238 135
Tampa Bay 2 8 0 .200 187 237
Atlanta 2 9 0 .182 227 309
Detroit 6 4 0 .600 265 253
Chicago 6 4 0 .600 282 267
Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 258 239
Minnesota 2 8 0 .200 240 320
Seattle 10 1 0 .909 306 179
San Francisco 6 4 0 .600 247 178
Arizona 6 4 0 .600 214 212
St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234
New England 7 3 0 .700 256 199
N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 183 268
Miami 5 5 0 .500 213 225
Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 236 273
Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 220
Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 226
Houston 2 8 0 .200 193 276
Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 129 318
Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 275 206
Pittsburgh 4 6 0 .400 216 245
Baltimore 4 6 0 .400 208 212
Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 238
Denver 9 1 0 .900 398 255
Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 232 138
Oakland 4 6 0 .400 194 246
San Diego 4 6 0 .400 228 222
Thursday, Nov. 21
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Sunday, Nov. 24
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Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
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By Alison Ladman
Every year Americans wrestle with yet
another round of seemingly ever more com-
plex Thanksgiving dilemmas.
Cranberry sauce — canned or DIY?
Mashed potatoes with skins or without? And
is a potato “ricer” really that much better
than a masher? Make the gravy, or just fake
it? What about dinner rolls? Will anyone
notice if you serve store-bought? What if
they are organic, whole-wheat store-bought
rolls? Or maybe gluten-free?
And none of that even begins to address
the many turkey-centric issues. Brine it or
rub it with salt? Heirloom or free-range?
Both? Roasted, smoked, fried or grilled?
Stuffing in or on the side? Speaking of stuff-
ing, is the bagged stuff OK or is it really
vital to bake the bread in order to make the
croutons to make the stuffing? And if you’re
already baking, should you make the pies
from scratch, too?
All of which can lead you to the most
important question — Is the pizza joint
This year, might we suggest a little less
overthinking? Boil some potatoes until
they are tender, then smash them with any-
thing handy. As long as you add gobs of but-
ter and milk, they’ll be fine. As for the cran-
berry sauce, nobody will eat it anyway, so
stick with the can. The rolls? Delegate and
Have a fuss-free Thanksgiving
By Michele Kayal
Thanksgiving is the holiday of sanc-
tioned indulgence, but that doesn’t mean
the meal has to break the bank. Strategic
splurging can keep your budget — and your
time — under control.
“The elements of Thanksgiving in gener-
al are relatively inexpensive,” says
Melissa D’Arabian, cookbook author and
host of the FoodNetwork.com web series
“The Picky Eaters Project.” Items like
potatoes, bread for stuffing, and even the
turkey are pennies per pound. “But even
inexpensive things can become expensive
if you’re making it for a lot of people and if
you don’t shop well.”
Knowing which items to go big on
depends on your menu, your skills and your
family and friends.
“The trick to this is know your audience,”
says Rick Rodgers, author of numerous
Thanksgiving cookbooks, including
“Thanksgiving 101.” “If you have foodie
friends who really enjoy discussing a meal,
then maybe you do want the $100 organic
turkey. It’s the same thing with the wine. If
people are going to notice that you have a
When to save, where to splurge
See FUSS-FREE, Page 26
See SPLURGE, Page 24
• Traditional turkey and gravy
• Asian modern turkey and gravy
Page 21
• Multigrain and wild rice stuffing with
apples and herbs
Page 22
• Make-ahead light mashed potatoes
• Cranberry sauce with variations
• Dukkah monkey rolls
• Sesame kale salad
• Gruyere roasted brussels sprouts with
pepitas and dates
Page 23
• Beaujolais vineyards aim to be more than
Page 24
• Thai pumpkin custard
• Savory butternut squash tart
Page 25
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recipe ideas visit our website
at www.smdailyjournal.com
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By Alison Ladman
Thanksgiving can be a landmine of a
meal. Creative cooks who tinker too
aggressively with classic recipes may find
themselves at the head of a table of disgrun-
tled diners.
It’s hard to blame them. Thanksgiving is
rooted strongly in culinary traditions. Now
you go and add a layer of complexity —
every family has a special way of roasting
this, mashing that, baking those or stuffing
these. Tinker too much and you risk divorc-
ing the meal of some of its meaning. Yet
cooks love to try new flavors, new tech-
niques, new ingredients. None of which is
easy to balance.
So to help you navigate, we’ve create
dueling turkey recipes. Each is grounded in
a classic roasting technique. But while one
stays true to tradition, seasoning the big
bird with sage, citrus, rosemary and thyme,
the other reaches for ginger, sesame oil and
chives to tease different, but delicious fla-
Which way will you go?
Start to finish: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Makes a 12- to 14- pound turkey with gravy
12- to 14-pound turkey
For the compound butter:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh sage
For the filling:
1 orange, cut into 8 wedges
1 lemon, cut into 8
3 sprigs fresh rose-
6 sprigs fresh thyme
3 medium yellow onions, cut into wedges
4 medium carrots, cut into large pieces
4 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
For the gravy:
1/4 cup white wine
2 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey
3 tablespoons all-purpose
3 tablespoons
finely chopped
fresh sage
Salt and
g r o u n d
b l a c k
pepper, to taste
Heat the oven to 350 F. Remove and dis-
card the giblets and neck from the turkey
cavity, if present. Use paper towels to pat
dry the turkey.
To prepare the compound butter, in a
small bowl mix together the butter, salt,
pepper and sage. Rub the compound butter
all over the turkey, making sure to get some
under the skin.
In a roasting pan large enough to fit the
turkey, combine the orange, lemon, rose-
mary, thyme, onions, carrots and celery.
Mix well. Stuff some of the mixture into the
cavity of the turkey, then arrange the rest in
an even layer in the pan. Place the turkey on
the mixture in the pan.
Roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The tempera-
ture of the breast should reach 160 F and the
thigh should reach 170 F. If the turkey
begins to darken too much, cover with
Transfer the turkey to a serving plat-
ter, wrap with a layer of foil and then place
several kitchen towels over it to keep it
Use a slotted spoon to remove and discard
the herbs and vegetables from the roasting
pan. Place the pan on the stovetop over
medium heat and bring the juices to a sim-
Classic and modern takes on the Thanksgiving bird
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By Alison Ladman
Stop fussing over whether to prepare
your Thanksgiving stuffing inside or
alongside the turkey. Your life will be
so much easier if you just embrace the
wonder that is casserole dish stuffing.
And to help get you over that hump,
we created a stuffing with big, bold fla-
vors and plenty of texture. We kept the
classic add-ins like celery, onions,
thyme and sage, but sweetened them up
with diced apples and golden raisins.
Add a generous stick of butter and
hearty wild rice, and you have a stuff-
ing that will leave you delightfully
By the way, the easiest way to
cook wild rice is to treat it like
pasta. Bring a medium saucepan of
water to a boil, add about 1/3 cup of
uncooked wild rice and cook for 45
to 55 minutes, then drain.
Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes
Servings: 8
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
4 stalks celery, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
1 cup cooked wild rice
3 medium apples, peeled and diced
1 cup golden raisins
1 loaf multigrain bread, cubed and
2 1/2 cups low-sodium turkey or
chicken broth or stock
Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat a large
casserole or 9-by-13-inch baking pan
with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium-high,
melt the butter. Add the onions and cel-
ery and cook until tender, 7 to 8 min-
utes. Remove the pan from the heat and
stir in the salt, pepper, scallions, pars-
ley, sage and tarragon.
In a large bowl, combine the onion
mixture with the cooked rice, apples,
raisins and bread cubes. Stir in the
broth. Spoon into the prepared pan
and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Nutrition information per serving:
330 calories; 120 calories from fat (36
percent of total calories); 13 g fat (8 g
saturated; 0 g trans fats); 30 mg cho-
lesterol; 48 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber;
22 g sugar; 8 g protein; 440 mg sodi-
Sweet and wild stuffing that goes with the grain
This stuffing has big, bold flavors and plenty of texture.
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (15 min-
utes active)
Servings: 12
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted
1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh mint
1/4 cup fresh marjoram
16-ounce frozen white bread dough, thawed
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
To make the dukkah, in a food processor,
combine the sesame seeds, hazelnuts, corian-
der, cumin, salt, pepper, mint and marjoram.
Pulse until well chopped and sandy in texture.
Cut the bread dough into small pieces,
about the size of a marble. Place the dough
pieces in a zip-close plastic bag. Add the
melted butter, then close the bag and toss the
mixture around inside the bag until every-
thing is well coated. Add the dukkah and toss
Place about 1/2 cup of the coated bread
dough pieces into each muffin well. Cover
with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place
for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oven to 400 F.
After the dough has sat for 30 minutes,
uncover and bake until golden brown and
cooked through, about 30 minutes. Cool in
the pan until easily handled, then remove
from the muffin wells and serve warm.
Start to finish: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
10 cups packed chopped kale leaves, thick
stems removed
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
In a large bowl, whisk together the garlic,
sesame oil, vegetable oil, vinegar and soy
sauce. Add the kale and massage it with your
hands for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it has
become shiny and a little translucent and
reduced in volume by one third to one half.
Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, then season
with salt and pepper. Toss well.
Start to finish: 1 hour (20 minutes active)
Servings: 6
2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (also called pepi-
tas), toasted
1/2 cup chopped dates
Heat the oven to 400 F.
Spread the Brussels sprouts on a rimmed
baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and
toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender
and well browned. Sprinkle with the shredded
cheese and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with
the pumpkin seeds and dates.
Do-ahead mashed potatoes to save time
By Alison Ladman
Unless you really crave those accordion-
like ridges or consider Thanksgiving a fail-
ure without hearing that classic shplopping
noise, you have no excuse for resorting to
canned cranberry sauce.
Homemade cranberry sauce is wildly bet-
ter than anything you can buy and it takes
little time or effort to make. Plus, it’s easy
to take a basic cranberry sauce and doctor it
up in so many delicious ways.
To help you along on your journey from
can to greatness, we offer a base recipe for a
delicious brown sugar and orange cranberry
sauce, plus five ways of taking the flavor in
crazy delicious directions. Don’t want to use
our base recipe? Don’t. Use what’s written
on the bag of fresh cranberries, then use our
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
12-ounce bag fresh cranberries
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
Pinch of salt
In a medium saucepan over medium-high,
combine the cranberries, brown sugar,
orange juice and salt. Cook, stirring occa-
sionally, until most of the cranberries have
popped and softened, 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and
select one of the flavor combinations
Add 1 minced chipotle pepper and 1 table-
spoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles
in adobo). Allow to cool, then stir in 3
tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro.
Allow to fully cool, then stir in 1/2 tea-
spoon truffle oil and 1 tablespoon finely
chopped fresh chives.
Stir in 1/2 cup crumbled well-cooked
bacon, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika and an
extra 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Stir in 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh
tarragon and the zest and juice of 1 lemon.
Stir in 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
and 2 tablespoons sweet white miso.
Classic and modern takes on cranberry sauce
Great side dishes
By Sara Moulton
One of the most stressful parts of hosting
a large dinner party is figuring out how to
time everything so all the food arrives at the
table piping hot and at its prime.
This is especially true of Thanksgiving —
the dinner party to end all dinner parties!
Getting everything timed right is a crazy
juggling act, even if you make good use of
the turkey resting time (that 30-minute peri-
od between when the turkey comes out of the
oven and when it is ready to be carved) to fin-
ish prepping the other dishes.
Traditional mashed potatoes pose a spe-
cial problem. You can try making them
ahead of time, then reheating them at the last
minute, but then they tend to taste stale.
Theoretically, you can make them from
scratch as the clock ticks down, but good
luck pulling that rabbit out of a hat while
you’re simultaneously whipping up a pan
gravy and finishing off your sides in a
kitchen full of hovering relatives.
Here’s my solution — cook and mash the
potatoes without any seasonings or dairy
the day before, then pop them in the refrig-
erator. When you’re ready to serve them,
nuke them and add the dairy at the last
Why does this work? Because it’s the
reheated butter and milk or cream than caus-
es the off flavors. Leave those out until the
potatoes are already reheated and you’re
good to go.
Which potato to use when making mashed
potatoes? Once upon a time there was only
one answer: the russet, widely known as the
“baking potato,” the most famous of which
is the Idaho. It is high in starch and gets
fluffy when cooked. In recent years, though,
some folks have begun to swear by the
Yukon gold, a medium-starch spud with a
buttery hue.
In the spirit of rigorous open-mindedness,
I tested them both for this recipe. and ended
up going with the russet. I just liked the taste
better. In the same spirit, I tested two differ-
ent cooking methods — baked and boiled.
And the baked version won hands-down. The
flavor was just more potato-y. Admittedly,
baking takes longer than boiling, but you
save time because there’s no peeling or dic-
ing needed.
There are three tools for mashing a potato:
the food mill, the potato masher and the
potato ricer. Most home cooks don’t have a
food mill, so we’ll ignore that. The masher
produces lumpy mashed potatoes, but some
folks like them just fine that way. The ricer,
designed like a potato-sized garlic press, is
my favorite of the three. Of course, if you
have none of these gadgets in your house,
you can just use a fork.
Start to finish: 1 day plus 1 hour and 20
minutes (20 minutes active)
Servings: 10
10 small to medium russet potatoes (about
5 pounds)
1 to 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Heat the oven to 400 F.
Use a paring knife to prick the potatoes in
several places. Place the potatoes on a
rimmed baking sheet and bake on the oven’s
middle shelf until a knife goes through with
no resistance, about 45 to 50 minutes. After
they are baked, cut the potatoes in half
lengthwise and set aside to cool for 5 min-
Use a spoon to scoop out the pulp from
each potato half and transfer it, in batches,
to a ricer or a food mill fitted with the finest
blade. Force the potatoes through the ricer
or mill into a microwave-safe bowl. Let
cool, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, microwave the pota-
toes, covered loosely with plastic wrap, for
2 minutes. Stir and heat for another minute.
Repeat the procedure until the potatoes are
hot. Stir in 1 cup of the milk, the sour cream,
the butter, and salt and pepper to taste, then
heat for another minute, or until hot. Thin
with additional milk if you prefer a lighter
softer texture. Serve immediately.
Whatever you do, do not put the hot, cooked potatoes in a food processor, blender or mixer.
You will end up with wallpaper paste.
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
$50 pinot noir, go for it. But if they are average Joes, then
cook for them, not for you.”
Here’s a little more guidance from the experts.
Splurge on preparation, save on the bird.
Many people have ethical and environmental reasons for
buying a heritage, free range or other high-end bird. But if
your only consideration is taste, many experts say even the
frozen supermarket bird will suffice if you brine it and brown
i t .
“The ecologist in me says buy a heritage breed turkey, ”
says Sarah Copeland, food director for Real Simple maga-
zine. “But if you treat your turkey right, even a Butterball
can be delicious.”
Splurge on the produce, save on the bread.
Stuffing was meant to cheap. Its job is simply to soak up
all the lovely juices from your bird. An ordinary loaf of
white bread or baguette will do this just fine — Rodgers
even likes the pre-packaged bread cubes — but load up on
fresh herbs, crisp celery and flavorful extras like excellent
“If you can get higher-end mushrooms, that’s going to
elevate your stuffing into something really special,”
D’Arabian says. Abit of minced shallot will add sweetness
and depth. “Having high-end stuffing versus run-of-the-mill
is worth a few extra bucks. In a lot of people’s hearts, the
stuffing is the star of the show, so that’s a good place to
Splurge on the cream, save on the spuds.
Starchy russets are your best bet for everyone’s favorite
side because they soak up whatever flavors you throw at
them. The 10-pound bag at Costco will do the job just as
well as farmers market potatoes at four times the price. But
using heavy cream instead of milk will make those potatoes
silky and rich.
“There’s nothing like heavy cream in mashed potatoes,
and it’s such an indulgence,” D’Arabian says. Leftover
cream can be whipped for dessert.
Another splurge? Alittle fleur de sel or other crunchy fin-
ishing salt for the top.
Splurge on fresh potatoes, save on the marshmallows.
When it comes to sweet potatoes, skip the can. Fresh
sweet potatoes are inexpensive, come in beautiful, meal-
enhancing colors like orange, yellow and purple, and
require little effort to cook. They can be roasted simply in
the skins and topped with butter and herbs, or they can be
candied, scalloped or turned into a souffle. Where to save?
“Save money on the marshmallows,” says Mary Risley,
director of Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco.
“They’re not food.”
Save on the rolls, splurge on the butter.
Unless you’re a born baker, why fuss with the dinner
rolls? Even the most mainstream grocers these days sell
totally respectable rolls. And it isn’t hard to hunt down a
local bakery to grab something even better.
Where to spend your time? Make homemade butter to go
on those rolls. It takes just 5 minutes, but is so worth it.
You also can season the butter with crunchy salt flakes,
fresh herbs, whatever. The web has tons of recipes, but all
you need are a food processor and a pint of heavy cream.
Just don’t .
It’s a recipe that started on the back of a can, and many
food folks say that’s where it should stay.
“I get that it takes a green bean casserole to scratch the
green bean casserole itch,” D’Arabian says. “Any attempt
to elevate the green bean casserole does not scratch the
itch. Do not elevate. Go with your classic recipe.” If it’s not
an itch your family has, upscale your green vegetable by
sauteing fresh, shaved Brussels sprouts in excellent bacon.
Splurge on the crust, save on the filling. Or splurge on the
filling and save on the crust.
It all comes down to what your family values. For some
people, a good pie is all in the crust. If that describes your
crowd, do the real deal and don’t blow it with purchased
crusts. And go all-butter or go home.
“There are very few premade crusts on the market that
taste and feel as good as a real butter crust,” says Real
Simple’s Copeland. But the filling is a different story. Why
bother roasting and breaking down a fresh pumpkin when
canned pumpkin consistently delivers great texture and fla-
vor? “Canned pumpkin is a wonderful invention,” Copeland
Or maybe your family considers crust just a vessel for a
delicious filling. If so, why waste time making your own?
Grab a prepared crust and just focus on everything that goes
in it.
However you roll on the crust, there should be no com-
promise on the topping. Pre-made whipped toppings don’t
even come close to the real thing — which requires almost
no effort to make.
“It’s amazing how a simple thing like homemade whipped
cream as opposed to a defrosted whipped topping can ele-
vate a dessert,” Rodgers says.
Continued from page 20
By Sarah DiLorenzo
PARIS — The wine world’s best-known party is beginning
— the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every
November. That’s both a curse and a blessing for the famed
French region and its lesser-known yet finer wines.
Beaujolais Nouveau is easy to drink, but everything a fine
wine is not: young, poor in tannins and not suited to storage.
It’s partially because new wines could never hope to stir the
imagination the way that the great wines of Bordeaux or
Champagne do that the makers of Beaujolais Nouveau resort-
ed to what has become a hugely successful marketing cam-
It’s an operation “to bring value to a wine that is not part of
the mythology of French wines,” said Serge Michels, vice
president of Proteines, an agribusiness consultancy.
And so, as they do every year, bars and wine shops the
world over uncorked the first bottles of the 2013 Beaujolais
Nouveau at midnight on Wednesday. What started as the very
first chance to taste a given year’s wine in Paris years ago has
led to parties as far away as Japan and the United States.
“The party has started,” said Bernard Rogue-Bouge as the
new wine flowed from a barrel in his Au Petit Chavignol
Restaurant in Paris. “Cheers! To the Beaujolais!”
Speed is part of its mystique. Beaujolais Nouveau is typi-
cally flown to its customers, while other wines travel by ship.
Wineries that make Beaujolais Nouveau export a larger pro-
portion of their wine than any other producer in France, send-
ing about 47 percent of their harvest abroad every year. The
biggest market is Japan, which drank nearly 9 million bottles
of it last year and which also typically has the privilege of
uncorking their bottles before anyone else. The U.S. downed
more than 2 million bottles in 2012.
The campaign has been so successful that growers of finer
wines in Beaujolais, just north of the eastern French city of
Lyon, wondering if they’ve created a monster that is obscur-
ing everything else they do. Beaujolais’ nouveau wines make
up about a third of the wine produced in the region each year.
“Beaujolais represents only 0.3 percent of the land under
cultivation for wine ... and yet it’s one of the most well-
known wines in the entire world,” said Jean Bourjade of the
professional association of Beaujolais growers, Inter
Beaujolais. “(That’s) thanks to Beaujolais Nouveau. No one
regrets that.”
But “it’s the tree that hides the forest,” he lamented.
Beaujolais vineyards aim to be more than ‘Nouveau’
Gerald Weisl at Weimax on Broadway in Burlingame with his
Beaujolais Nouveau.‘It used to be a more prominent wine a
few years ago,’Weisl said.‘It seems less fashionable today than
10 years ago.It’s still fun to taste wine literally weeks after it was
on the vine.’
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
By Sara Moulton
Halloween may be done, but
pumpkin season rolls on! And it’s a
welcome fact of life for a pumpkin
lover like me.
I’m a fan of traditional American
pumpkin pie, of course, but I also
know that pumpkin is versatile,
and I thought I might be able to
internationalize it a little, too. This
recipe, which reflects the influence
of Thai cuisine, is a good example.
It stars Thai staples like kaffir lime
leaves and coconut milk, and com-
plements them with fat-free evapo-
rated milk.
I used to think that Thai food
owed almost all of its Thai-ness to
lemon grass. But that was before I
learned about kaffir lime leaves.
When I was finally introduced to
them, I was knocked out by the
intensity and richness of their
scent and taste, and impressed by
their ability to improve both sweet
and savory dishes.
I like to use them to infuse sugar
syrup, then add it to lemonade or
iced tea. You can find kaffir lime
leaves in Asian grocers, online and
often at natural foods stores. You
can find them fresh (they freeze and
store well), or even thinly sliced
and jarred.
This recipe calls for canned
pumpkin, an ingredient at which I
used to turn up my nose. Happily, I
figured out after a while that pump-
kins, like tomatoes, don’t suffer
from canning. They’re harvested at
peak ripeness, then cooked and
canned immediately, which ensures
that both flavor and health benefit s
are retained.
Besides, who has the time to cut
up, seed, cook and puree fresh
pumpkin, especially when fresh
pumpkin can be watery and lacklus-
ter? Still, be sure to read the label.
You want “solid pack” canned
pumpkin with no added sugar, salt
or other additives.
Deliciousness aside, pumpkin is
a smart choice for dessert. Canned
or fresh, it’s full of carotenoids and
fiber, and it boasts more potassium
than a banana. And a cup of canned
pumpkin has just 80 calories.
We use fat-free evaporated milk
because it has a lovely creaminess.
Combined with the coconut milk,
as it is here, it delivers the kind of
creamy texture that defines a cus-
tard... without all the fat and calo-
ries. In the end, nobody will sus-
pect that they’re digging into cus-
tard “lite.”
Start to finish: 7 hours 30 min-
utes (20 minutes active)
Servings: 6
3 large eggs
1/2 cup packed brown sugar,
preferably dark
1/2 cup lite coconut milk
5 ounces fat-free evaporated
2 teaspoons finely minced Kaffir
lime leaves (or 1 1/2 teaspoons
freshly grated lime zest)
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons dark rum (option-
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
Chopped crystallized ginger or
toasted coconut, to garnish
Heat the oven to 350 F. Bring a
kettle of water to a simmer.
In a large bowl, use an electric
mixer to beat the eggs. Add the
brown sugar and beat just until any
lumps have dissolved. Add the
coconut milk, condensed milk,
lime leaves, lime juice, rum, if
using, vanilla seeds or extract,
salt and pumpkin puree. Beat just
until smooth.
Divide the mixture between six
1-cup ramekins. Set the ramekins
into a rectangular baking pan
(such as a lasagna pan), pour
enough simmering water into the
baking pan to come half way up
the sides of the ramekins.
Carefully transfer the baking
pan to the oven’s middle shelf and
bake until a knife inserted at the
center comes out clean, about 30
minutes. Remove the ramekins
from the water bath and cool on a
wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate until well chilled,
about 6 hours. Serve each portion
topped with some of the crystal-
lized ginger or coconut.
A Thai take on the Thanksgiving pumpkin
Canned or fresh, pumpkin is full of carotenoids and fiber, and it boasts
more potassium than a banana.
Start to finish: 45 minutes (15
minutes active)
Servings: 8
9-inch prepared (rolled) pie
1 3/4 pounds peeled and cubed
(about 1/2-inch cubes) butternut
3 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pep-
Heat the oven to 350 F.
Unroll the pie crust and set it
over a 9-inch tart pan with
removable bottom. Gently press
the crust into the pan and up the
sides. Using your fingers, crimp
and remove any excess dough.
Refrigerate the crust.
Fill a medium saucepan with 2
inches of water, then fit it with a
steamer basket. Set the squash in
the steamer basket, then bring
the water to a boil. Cover and
steam the squash until very ten-
der, about 15 minutes.
Transfer the squash to a blender
or food processor. Process or
blend until mostly smooth. Add
the eggs, cheese, brown sugar,
thyme, salt and pepper, then
process again until very smooth.
Remove the crust from the
refrigerator and set it on a rimmed
baking sheet. Carefully pour the
squash mixture into the crust,
then bake for 25 minutes, or until
set at the center. Cool slightly
before cutting into slices.
Another taste
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Thanksgiving Party: Dancing to the
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p.m. San Bruno Senior Center, 1555
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For more information call 516-7150.
Buy One, Get One Free at the Book
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Twin Pines Park, Belmont. Paperbacks
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Senior Scam Stopper Seminar. 2
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Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
5:30 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center,
Macy’s Center Court, 60 31st Ave.,
San Mateo. For more information call
Aragon High School Performing
Arts Presents ‘Chicago.’ 7 p.m.
Aragon High School Theater, 900
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Set in prohibition-era Chicago, and
based on actual crimes of passion,
‘Chicago’ is a musical satire on cor-
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Reel Life Goes On Film Fest: ‘Stand
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Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
‘Stand by Me’ is a 1986 American
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focuses on a group of boys who set
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case with the intention of becoming
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Roy Cloud School Presents
Disney's ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’
7 p.m. McKinley School Auditorium,
400 Duane St., Redwood City. For
more information email good-
Sequoia High School presents
‘Thoroughly Modern Millie.’ 7 p.m.
Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster
Ave., Redwood City. This Tony Award-
winning musical tells the story of a
young, vivacious Midwestern girl
who comes to the bustling metropo-
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for adults and $10 for students and
seniors. Advanced tickets are avail-
able at www.showtix4u.com or by
phone at (866) 976-8167.
Martin Cruz Smith book signing. 7
p.m. Bay Book Company, Strawflower
Village Shopping Center, Half Moon
Bay. Refreshments will be available.
For more information contact bay-
The New Millennium Chamber
Orchestra and the Peninsula
Cantare Performance. 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos.
Celebrate Benjamin Brittens’ 100th
Birthday and St. Cecilia’s day. The
music of Britten, Bizet, Adrienne
Albert, Purcell, Rossini and Mozart.
$15 Suggested donation, students
are free. For more information call
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10:30 p.m. Freewheel Brewing
Company, 3726 Florence St.,
Redwood City. For more information
call 365-2337.
Pacifica Spindrift Players presents
‘Social Security,’ a comedy by
Andrew Bergman. 8 p.m. Muriel
Watkin Gallery, 1050 Crespi Drive,
Pacifica. Tickets are $25 for adults
and $20 for seniors and students.
Runs through Nov. 24. For tickets
call the reservation line at 359-
‘November’ by David Marnet. 8
p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. A hilari-
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state of the union, a politically
incorrect president in the death
throes of his failing re-election cam-
paign and some Thanksgiving
turkey pardons for sale. Contains
adult language. Tickets range from
$25 to $35. Tickets can be purchased
at www.dragonproductions.net.
Through Dec. 15. Thursdays through
Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Health and Safety Fair. Tanforan
second level shops, 1150 El Camino
Real, San Bruno. A chance for people
of all ages to come down to get more
information on family wellness, nutri-
tion, fitness more. Free. For more
information call 349-2200.
Holiday Craft Faire. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twin Pines Senior and Community
Center, Lodge, Cottage, Twin Pines
Lane, Belmont. Free. For more infor-
mation call 595-7441.
Buy One, Get One Free at the Book
Nook. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1 Cottage
Lane, Twin Pines Park, Belmont.
Paperbacks are six for $1, trade
paperbacks are two for $1, hardbacks
are two for $2 and up and children’s
books are two for $0.25 and up. All
proceeds benefit the Belmont
Library. For more information call
Colony of Coastside Artists Open
Studios. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various
locations in Half Moon Bay coast
side. Continues through Nov. 24. For
more information call 714-0560.
Photos with Santa Claus and
Holiday Toy Drive. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Balsam Hill, 1561 Adrian Road,
Burlingame. Bring your kids to see
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RSVP list will receive a free keepsake
photo with Santa. The Central
County Fire Department (CCFD) fire
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during Santa’s visit. Please bring a
donation of a new, unwrapped toy
for the CCFD Holiday Toy Drive. Free.
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Food Drive Kickoff Event. 1 p.m. to
3 p.m. Hillsdale Shopping Center —
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2013 Holiday Show Reception. 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. The Main Gallery, 1018
Main St., Redwood City. This is a
reception for the Nov. 20 through
Dec. 29 Redwood City fine art show.
Free. For more information contact
Aragon High School Performing
Arts Presents ‘Chicago.’ 7 p.m.
Aragon High School Theater, 900
Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo.
Set in Prohibition-era Chicago and
based on actual crimes of passion,
‘Chicago’ is a musical satire on cor-
ruption in the criminal justice system
and the concept of the ‘celebrity
criminal.’ $15 for adults, $10 for stu-
dents and seniors. For more informa-
tion email info@aragondrama.com.
Roy Cloud School Presents
Disney's ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’
7 p.m. McKinley School Auditorium,
400 Duane St., Redwood City. For
more information email good-
Sequoia High School presents
‘Thoroughly Modern Millie.’ 7 p.m.
Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster
Ave., Redwood City. Tony Award-win-
ning musical that tells the story of a
young, vivacious Midwestern girl
who comes to the bustling metropo-
lis of New York City. Tickets are $15
for adults and $10 for students and
seniors. Advanced tickets are avail-
able at www.showtix4u.com or by
phone at (866) 976-8167.
Redwood Symphony showcases
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Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill
Boulevard, Redwood City. There is a
pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. by Maestro
Eric Kujawsky. Tickets are $10 to $30.
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‘November’ by David Marnet. 8
p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway,
Redwood City. A hilariously biting
commentary on the state of the
union, a politically incorrect presi-
dent in the death throes of his failing
re-election campaign and some
Thanksgiving turkey pardons for
sale. Contains adult language. Tickets
range from $15 to $30 and can be
purchased at www.dragonproduc-
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15. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8
p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Pacifica Spindrift Players presents
‘Social Security,’ a comedy by
Andrew Bergman. 8 p.m. Muriel
Watkin Gallery, 1050 Crespi Drive,
Pacifica. Tickets are $25 for adults
and $20 for seniors and students.
Runs through Nov. 24. For tickets call
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outsource. Tell relatives that if they
want a seat at the table, come bearing
buns. Now the dilemma is their prob-
For the turkey, the gravy and the pie
problems, we have you covered with
three ridiculously easy recipes that will
ensure you have a fuss-free
Thanksgiving. For the gravy, we fake it
— with stunning results. For the turkey,
we take a just-roast-the-stupid-thing-
and-move-on approach. And our apple
“pockets” take the pain out of pie bak-
That’s right, Thanksgiving really can
be a simple affair.
This turkey is so basic, it calls for just
four ingredients and won’t leave you
with any cleanup!
Start to finish: 3 hours
Makes a 12- to 14-pound turkey
12- to 14-pound turkey
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, soft-
Salt and ground black pepper
2 large heavy-duty disposable roast-
ing pans
Heat the oven to 350 F.
Remove the giblets and neck from the
turkey cavity, if present. Rub the bird all
over with the butter, then sprinkle it
generously with salt and pepper.
Stack the disposable roasting pans
one inside the other (for greater stabili-
ty). Arrange the turkey in the roasting
pan, breast side up. Roast for 2 to 2 1/2
hours. The temperature of the breast
should reach 160 F and the thigh should
reach 170 F. If the turkey begins to dark-
en too much, place foil over the top.
Remove the turkey from the oven and
cover with foil, if not already covered.
Place several towels over the foil to
keep the turkey warm. Let the turkey rest
for 15 minutes before carving.
Start to finish: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
1 quart unsalted chicken or turkey
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon low-sodium bouillon
paste (sold in a jar near the broths and
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
In a medium pan over medium-high,
combine the stock with the onion,
poultry seasoning and bouillon paste.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix
together the butter and flour to form a
thick paste. Use a slotted spoon to
remove the onion from the stock and
discard. Whisk in the flour-butter paste,
then return the gravy to a simmer and
cook for 5 minutes, whisking frequent-
l y. Season with salt and pepper.
Start to finish: 40 minutes (15 min-
utes active)
Servings: 8
14.1-ounce package rolled pie crusts
(contains 2 crusts)
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
Sugar, for sprinkling
Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking
sheet with kitchen parchment.
Cut each pie crust into quarters. In a
medium bowl, toss together the apple
slices, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Divide the apple mixture between the
eight pieces of dough, heaping them in
the center.
In a small bowl, beat the egg white
with the water until frothy. Brush the
edges of the dough with the egg white,
then gather the edges up over the apple
filling and pinch to seal together to
form little bundles. Brush the outside of
the bundles with more egg white, then
sprinkle with sugar. Arrange the pie
pockets on the prepared baking sheet
and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool
slightly before serving.
Continued from page 20
mer. Add the white wine and scrape up
any browned bits in the pan. Pour 1
cup of the broth into the pan, whisk-
ing continuously
In a small bowl combine the flour
with the remaining broth and whisk
until smooth. Add to the pan and whisk
continuously while simmering for 5
minutes. Strain the gravy, then season
with sage, salt and black pepper. Serve
alongside the turkey.
Nutrition information per serving:
460 calories; 220 calories from fat (48
percent of total calories); 24 g fat (9 g
saturated; 0 g trans fats); 200 mg cho-
lesterol; 2 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0
g sugar; 56 g protein; 480 mg sodium.
Start to finish: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Makes a 12- to 14-pound turkey with
12- to 14-pound turkey
For the compound butter:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup minced fresh chives
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
For the filling:
3 lemons, each cut into 8 wedges
4 Thai chilies, halved
2 cups shallots, halved
2 medium yellow onions, cut into
For the gravy:
1/2 cup sake
2 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey
4 1/2 tablespoons rice flour
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh
Soy sauce, to taste
Heat the oven to 350 F. Remove and
discard the giblets and neck from the
turkey cavity, if present. Use paper
towels to pat dry the turkey.
To prepare the compound butter, in a
small bowl mix together the butter,
salt, pepper lemon zest, chives, gin-
ger and sesame oil. Rub the compound
butter all over the turkey, making sure
to get some under the skin.
In a roasting pan large enough to fit
the turkey, combine the lemons,
chilies, shallots and onions. Mix
well. Stuff some of the mixture into the
cavity of the turkey, then arrange the
rest in an even layer in the pan. Place
the turkey on the mixture in the pan.
Roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The tem-
perature of the breast should reach 160
F and the thigh should reach 170 F. If
the turkey begins to darken too much,
cover with foil.
Transfer the turkey to a serving plat-
ter, wrap with a layer of foil and then
place several kitchen towels over it to
keep it warm.
Use a slotted spoon to remove and
discard the chilies and vegetables from
the roasting pan. Place the pan on the
stovetop over medium heat and bring
the juices to a simmer. Add the sake and
scrape up any browned bits in the pan.
Pour 1 cup of the broth into the pan,
whisking continuously
In a small bowl combine the rice
flour with the remaining broth and
whisk until smooth. Add to the pan and
whisk continuously while simmering
for 5 minutes. Strain the gravy, then
season with sesame oil, cilantro and
soy sauce. Serve alongside the turkey.
Nutrition information per serving:
490 calories; 230 calories from fat (47
percent of total calories); 26 g fat (9 g
saturated; 0 g trans fats); 200 mg cho-
lesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 0
g sugar; 56 g protein; 480 mg sodium.
Continued from page 21
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129 Cemetery Plots
$3700 Ea. Call (650)533-6164 for details.
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Piece of Calandar, 145 London Ct.,
SAN BRUNO, CA 94066 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Ryan
DeForest same address and Michael
Geddes 4155 Keith Dr., Campbell, CA
95008. The business is conducted by a
General Partnership. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Michael Geddes /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/10/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: MNM Property Management, INC,
301 Oxford Way, #50, BELMONT, CA
94002 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: MNM Property Management,
Inc, CA. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Michael Anthony /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/11/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Jens Doggy Day Care, 300 Alida
94080 is hereby registered by the follow-
ing owner: Jennifer Dheedene Vargas
312 Hazelwood Dr., South San Francis-
co, CA 94080. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on.
/s/ Jennifer Dheedene Vargas /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/03/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: The Cave, 2499 South El Camino
Real, SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Cav-
edwellers, Inc, CA. The business is con-
ducted by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Shukri Husary /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/29/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
29 Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
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a locally owned, award-winning daily newspaper on the
Peninsula has an opening for a Account Executive.
The position is responsible for developing new business
opportunities and maintaining those customers within the
San Mateo County and Santa Clara County area.
The candidate will develop new business through a
combination of cold calling, outdoor canvassing, net-
working and any other technique necessary to achieve
his or her goals.
º The candidate will effectivel], professionall] and
accurately represent the Daily Journal’s wide range of
products and services which include print advertising,
inserts, internet advertising, social media advertising,
graphic design services, event marketing, and more.
º The candidate will manage their clients in a heavil]
customer-focused manner, understanding that real
account management begins after the sale has been
º A strong work ethic and desire to succeed responsiol]
also required.
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keting solutions
º B2B sales experience is preferred
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sales experience desired but not
º work well with others
º Excellent communication, pre-
sentation, organizational skills are
º A strong work ethic and desire to
succeed responsibly also required.
Leading local news coverage on the Peninsula
Fictitious Business Name Statements, Trustee
Sale Notice, Alcohol Beverage License, Name
Change, Probate, Notice of Adoption, Divorce
Summons, Notice of Public Sales, and More.
Published in the Daily Journal for San Mateo County.
Fax your request to: 650-344-5290
Email them to: ads@smdailyjournal.com
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: The Vapor Cave, 116 B E. 25th Ave.
SAN MATEO, CA 94403 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Vapor
Cave, Inc, CA. The business is conduct-
ed by a Corporation. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on.
/s/ Shukri Husary /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/29/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Arthurand Emeline, 823 Highland
Ave. #5, SAN MATEO, CA 94401 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Maria Maslova, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on.
/s/ Maria Maslova /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/24/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: JMLCO, 425-F Old County Rd., BEL-
MONT, CA 94002 is hereby registered
by the following owner: John Markley
Liner and Christine Lynn same address.
The business is conducted by a General
Partnership. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ John M. Liner /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/09/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/01/13, 11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13).
The following person is doing business
as: ACB - Oasis, 2957 Shannon Dr.
hereby registered by the following owner:
Conrado Bernadino, same address. The
business is conducted by an Individual.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on
/s/ Conrado Bernadino /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/4/2013. (Publish-
ed in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Palmetto Dental, 55 Bill Drake Way,
PACIFICA, CA 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Corner-
stone Dental Group, Inc, CA 94122. The
business is conducted by a Corporation.
The registrants commenced to transact
business under the FBN on.
/s/ Duey Nguyen /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/06/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/08/13, 11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Seniors At Crane, 690 Crane Ave.,
FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Viz-AViz
Homes, LLC, CA. The business is con-
ducted by Limited Liability Company. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on .
/s/ Regina B. Manantan /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/08/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Trans Limo, 124 Lorton Ave., #6,
BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Zubeyir
Duygu, same address. The business is
conducted by Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on .
/s/ Zubeyir Duygu /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/13/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
STATEMENT #2584125
The following person is doing business
as: Tradtech Tool, 20 Hillcrest Blvd., Apt.
#6 MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby reg-
istered by the following owner: Kosuke
Minamizaki, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by Individual. The reg-
istrants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on N/A.
/s/ Kosuke Minamizaki /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/18/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
STATEMENT #2584111
The following person is doing business
as: First Class Sedan and Limousine,
1405 Marshall Rd. #605, REDWOOD
CITY, CA 94063 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Ziad Yehia, same
address. The business is conducted by
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on.
/s/ Ziad Yehia /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/17/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Fount of Living Waters Outreach, 294
CA 94080 is hereby registered by the fol-
lowing owner: Wilma C. Orozco, same
address. The business is conducted by
Individual. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Wilma C. Orozco /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/08/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Bovet Surgery Center, 66 Bovet Rd.,
Ste. 101, SAN MATEO, CA 94402 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Bovet Surgery Center, LLC, CA. The
business is conducted by Limited Liability
Company. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on .
/s/ Robert R. Brink /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/12/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Premier Home Preservation, 555
O’Neill Ave., #8, BELMONT, CA 94002 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
James Scales, 1060 Granada St., Bel-
mont, CA 94002. The business is con-
ducted by an Individual. The registrants
commenced to transact business under
the FBN on .
/s/ James Scales /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/01/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/15/13, 11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Natural and Easy Brith, 840 Hinckley
Rd., #110, BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Natsumi Nakamura, 30 Lorton Ave.,
#103, Brulingame, CA 94010. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN on 11/11/2013.
/s/ Natsumi Nakamura /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/12/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) KK Electric & Alarm, 2) Metro Se-
curity and Alarm Services, 3) Economy
Alarm Services, 423 Broadway #228,
MILLBRAE, CA 94030 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owners: Kung-Kay
Chin and Edward Chow, 320 La Prenda
Ave., MILLBRAE, CA 94030. The busi-
ness is conducted by a General Partner-
ship. The registrants commenced to
transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Kung-Kay Chin /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/12/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Bolar Construction, 401 Old County
Rd., BELMONT, CA 94002 is hereby
registered by the following owners: Rob-
ert Thomas Davies 2947 Eaton Ave.,
San Carlos, CA 94070 and Ronald Allen
Nadler, 2884 Holly Hills Ln., CA 95682.
The business is conducted by a General
Partnership. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on
/s/ Robert Davies /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/18/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Polar Painting and Drywall, 401 Old
County Rd. BELMONT, CA 94002 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Robert Davies Enterprises, Inc, CA
94070. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN on
/s/ Robert Davies /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/18/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Zilkation, 642 Turnbuckle Dr., #1802
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Brian
Gin, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN on 11/06/2013
/s/ Brian Gin /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/14/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: 1) Celadon Star, 2) Celadon Star Ar-
tistry 1045 Cadillac Way #311, BURLIN-
GAME, CA 94010 is hereby registered
by the following owner: Melody Fassino,
same address. The business is conduct-
ed by an Individual. The registrants com-
menced to transact business under the
FBN on 07/01/2012
/s/ Melody Fassino /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/14/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Sherrie S. Friedman, Attorney at
Law, 66 Bovet Rd., Ste 360 SAN MA-
TEO, CA 94402 is hereby registered by
the following owner: Sherrie Friedman 25
Burgoyne Ct., San Mateo, CA 94402.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Sherrie Friedman /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/14/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Carmen’s Bling, 740 Inverness Dr,
PACIFICA, CA, 94044 is hereby regis-
tered by the following owner: Carmen
Ledbetter, same address. The business
is conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN.
/s/Carmen Ledbetter/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 10/24/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: JM Coffee Shop, 380 Bay Bridge
Drive, DALY CITY, CA 94014 is hereby
registered by the following owner: Myrna
Banaag, same address. The business is
conducted by an Individual. The regis-
trants commenced to transact business
under the FBN.
/s/Myrna Banaag/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/19/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/29/13, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Cascade Flooring, 133 Occidental
Ave., BURLINGAME, CA 94010 is here-
by registered by the following owner:
Seamus Joseph Murray, same address.
The business is conducted by an Individ-
ual. The registrants commenced to trans-
act business under the FBN on
/s/ Seamus Murray/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/20/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/22/13, 11/2913, 12/06/13, 12/13/13).
Date of Filing Application: Nov. 18, 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
The Name(s) of the applicant(s) is/are:
The applicant(s) listed above are apply-
ing to Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control to sell alcoholic beverages at:
788 Laurel St.
SAN CARLOS, CA 94070-3114
Type of license applied for:
47-On Sale General Eating Place
Published in the San Mateo Daily Journal
November 22, 29, December 6, 2013.
203 Public Notices
THE RICCO Lagomarsino Tes-
tamentary Trust (the “Trust”),
and a group consisting of Lisa
Angelot, Enrico P. Togneri, War-
ren Hutchins and T. Anne Las-
sahn (Trustees of the Trust), and
Dolores Togneri, Lora Angelot
and Eric Angelot, whose ad-
dress is Daly City, CA, have ap-
plied to the Federal Reserve
Board for permission to retain 10
percent or more of the shares
and thereby control of FNB Ban-
corp, 975 El Camino Real, South
San Francisco, CA. FNB Ban-
corp controls First National Bank
of Northern California, South
San Francisco, California. The
Federal Reserve considers a
number of factors in deciding
whether to approve the notice.
Your are invited to submit com-
ments in writing on this notice to
the Federal Reserve Bank of
San Francisco, P.O. Box 7702,
San Francisco CA 94120-7702.
The comment period will not end
before December 11, 2013 and
may be somewhat longer.The
Board’s procedures for process-
ing applications may be found at
12 C.F.R. Part. 262.25. To ob-
tain a copy of the Federal Re-
serve Board’s procedures, or if
you need more information
about how to submit your com-
ments on the notice, contact
Gerald C. Tsai, Director, Appli-
cations & Enforcement, at (415)
974-3415. The Federal Reserve
will consider your comments and
any request for a public meeting
or formal hearing on the notice if
they are received in writing by
the Reserve Bank on or before
the last day of the comment peri-
210 Lost & Found
(415)377-0859 REWARD!
REWARD Norfolk Terrier missing from
Woodside Rd near High Rd on Dec 13.
Violet is 11mths, 7lbs, tan, female, no
collar, microchipped. Please help bring
her home! (650)568-9642
LOST GOLD Cross at Carlmont Shop-
ping Cente, by Lunardi’s market
(Reward) (415)559-7291
GREEN CARD. Lost in Daly City, If
found contact, Mohammad Al-Najjar
LOST ON Sunday 03/10/13, a Bin of
Documents on Catalpa Ave., in
San Mateo. REWARD, (650)450-3107
LOST SET OF CAR KEYS near Millbrae
Post Office on June 18, 2013, at 3:00
p.m. Reward! Call (650)692-4100
LOST: SMALL diamond cross, silver
necklace with VERY sentimental
meaning. Lost in San Mateo 2/6/12
REWARD!! LOST DOG - 15LB All White
Dog, needs meds, in the area of Oaknoll
RWC on 3/23/13, (650)400-1175
294 Baby Stuff
HIGH CHAIR by Evenflo. Clean, sturdy,
barely used. $20 SOLD
295 Art
ART PAPER, various size sheets, 10
sheets, $20. (650)591-6596
ART: 5 unframed prints, nude figures,
14” x 18”, by Andrea Medina, 1980s.
$40. 650-345-3277
RUB DOWN TYPE (Lettraset), hundreds
to choose from. 10 sheets for $10.
296 Appliances
2 DELONGHI Heaters, 1500 Watts, new
$50 both (650)520-3425
2 DELONGHI Heaters, 1500 Watts, new
$50 both (650)520-3425
AMANA HTM outdoor furnace heat ex-
changer,new motor, pump, electronics.
Model ERGW0012. 80,000 BTU $50.
ELECTRIC DRYER (Kenmore) asking
$95, good condition! (650)579-7924
GAS STOVE (Magic Chef) asking $95,
good condition! (650)579-7924
top, white, good condition, $40 obo
(650) 355-8464
LEAN MEAN Fat Grilling Machine by
George Foreman. $15 (650)832-1392
LG WASHER/ DRYER in one. Excellent
condition, new hoses, ultracapacity,
7 cycle, fron load, $600, (650)290-0954
OSTER MEAT slicer, mint, used once,
light weight, easy to use, great for holi-
day $25. SOLD!
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROTISSERIE GE, US Made, IN-door or
out door, Holds large turkey 24” wide,
Like new, $80, OBO (650)344-8549
SHOP VACUUM rigid brand 3.5 horse
power 9 gal wet/dry $40. (650)591-2393
SUNBEAM TOASTER -Automatic, ex-
cellent condition, $30., (415)346-6038
VACUUM CLEANER excellent condition
$45. (650)878-9542
297 Bicycles
GIRLS SCHWINN Bike 24” 5 speed in
very good condition $75 (650)591-3313
298 Collectibles
1920'S AQUA Glass Beaded Flapper
Purse (drawstring bag) & Faux Pearl
Flapper Collar. $50. 650-762-6048
1940 VINTAGE telephone bench maple
antiques collectibles $75 (650)755-9833
1982 PRINT 'A Tune Off The Top Of My
Head' 82/125 $80 (650) 204-0587
2 RARE Volumes of Lewis & Clark Expe-
dition publish 1903 Excellent condition,
$60 Both, OBO, (650)345-5502
2 VINTAGE Light Bulbs circa 1905. Edi-
son Mazda Lamps. Both still working -
$50 (650)-762-6048
2003 AMERICAN Eagle silver proof dol-
lar. Original velvet box and COA. $70
Cash. (650)654-9252
84 USED European (34), U.S. (50) Post-
age Stamps. Most pre-World War II. All
different, all detached from envelopes.
$4.00 all, 650-787-8600
ARMY SHIRT, long sleeves, with pock-
ets. XL $15 each (408)249-3858
AUTOGRAPHED GUMBI collectible art
& Gloria Clokey - $35., (650)873-8167
BAY MEADOWS bag - $30.each,
BEAUTIFUL RUSTIE doll Winter Bliss w/
stole & muffs, 23”, $50. OBO,
BOX OF 2000 Sports Cards, 1997-2004
years, $20 (650)592-2648
Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
298 Collectibles
CASINO CHIP Collection Original Chips
from various casinos $99 obo
uncirculated with Holder $15/all,
JAPANESE MOTIF end table, $99
JOE MONTANA signed authentic retire-
ment book, $39., (650)692-3260
MARK HAMILL autographed Star Wars
Luke figure, unopened rarity. 1995 pack-
age. $45 San Carlos, (650)518-6614.
large collection, Marilyn Monroe, James
Dean, John Wayne and hundreds more.
$3,300/obo.. Over 50% off
World Cup, $10., (650)365-3987
SCHILLER HIPPIE poster, linen, Sparta
graphics 1968. Mint condition. $600.00.
STAR WARS 9/1996 Tusken Raider ac-
tion figure, in original unopened package.
$4.00, Steve, SC, (650)518-6614
TATTOO ARTIST - Norman Rockwell
figurine, limited addition, $90.,
TEA POTS - (6) collectables, good con-
dition, $10. each, (650)571-5899
TRIPOD - Professional Quality used in
1930’s Hollywood, $99, obo
UNIQUE, FRAMED to display, original
Nevada slot machine glass plate. One of
a kind. $50. 650-762-6048
300 Toys
‘66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
DOLLS: PILGRIM dolls 14” boy & girl
new from harvest festival. $25. 650-345-
LEGO - unopened, Monster truck trans-
porter, figures, 299 pieces, ages 5-12.
$27.00 (650)578-9208
PINK BARBIE 57 Chevy Convertible
28" long (sells on E-Bay for $250) in box
$99 (650)591-9769
RADIO CONTROL car; Jeep with off
road with equipment $99 OBO
STAR WARS R2-D2 action figure. Un-
opened, original 1995 package. $7.
Steve, San Carlos, (650)518-6614.
STAR WARS, Battle Droid figures, four
variations. Unopened 1999 packages.
$45 OBO. Steve, (650)518-6614.
TONKA EXCAVATOR, two arms move,
articulated,only $22 (650)595-3933
TOY - Barney interactive activity, musical
learning, talking, great for the car, $16.
obo, (650)349-6059
302 Antiques
1912 COFFEE Percolator Urn. perfect
condition includes electric cord $85.
14” x 21”, carved top, $45.,
Grinder. $80. 650-596-0513
ANTIQUE ITALIAN lamp 18” high, $70
ANTIQUE OLD Copper Wash Tub, 30 x
12 x 13 with handles, $65 (650)591-3313
rust on legs, rust free drum and ringer.
$45/obo, (650)574-4439
BREADBOX, METAL with shelf and cut-
ting board, $30 (650)365-3987
MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Secretary desk,
72” x 40” , 3 drawers, Display case, bev-
elled glass, $500. (650)766-3024
OLD VINTAGE Wooden “Sea Captains
Tool Chest” 35 x 16 x 16, $65 (650)591-
303 Electronics
2 RECTILINEAR speakers $99 good
condition. (650)368-5538
27” SONY TRINITRON TV - great condi-
tion, rarely used, includes remote, not flat
screen, $65., (650)357-7484
46” MITSUBISHI Projector TV, great
condition. $400. (650)261-1541.
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
303 Electronics
AUTO TOP hoist still in box
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
BIG SONY TV 37" - Excellent Condition
Worth $2300 will Sacrifice for only $95.,
BLACKBERRY PHONE good condition
$99.00 or best offer (650)493-9993
FLIP CAMCORDER $50. (650)583-2767
ers, woofer, DVD player, USB connec-
tion, $80., (714)818-8782
HP PRINTER, mint condition, Photo
Smart, print, view photos, documents,
great for cards, $25.00 (650)578-9208
IPHONE GOOD condition $99.00 or best
offer (650)493-9993
with 'A-shape' key layout Num pad, $20
NIKON FG SLR body w 3 Vivitar zoom
lenses 28-70mm. 28-219 & 85-205, Ex-
cell Xond $ 99 (650)654-9252
with remote. Good condition, $20
PIONEER STEREO Receiver 1 SX 626
excellent condition $99 (650)368-5538
SAMSUNG 27" TV Less than 6 months
old, with remote. Moving must sell
$100.00 (650) 995-0012
SET OF 3 wireless phones all for $50
per 66 A and screen $30 for all
mote good condition $99 (650)345-1111
304 Furniture
2 END Tables solid maple '60's era
$40/both. (650)670-7545
ALASKAN SCENE painting 40" high 53"
wide includes matching frame $99 firm
banker’s rack. Beautiful style; for plants
flowers sculptures $70 (415)585-3622
AUTUMN TABLE Centerpiece unop-
ened, 16 x 6, long oval shape, copper
color $10.00 SOLD!
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
CABINET BLONDE Wood, 6 drawers,
31”x 61” x 18” , $45. (650)592-2648
CHAIRS 2 Blue Good Condition $50
OBO (650)345-5644
CHINA CABINET, 53” x “78” wooden
with glass. Good shape. $120 obo.
shelves and doors. Beautiful. 23 width 30
height 11 depth $75 (650)591-4927
CURIO CABINET 55" by 21" by 12"
Glass sides, door & shelves $95 OBO
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DISPLAY CABINET 72”x 21” x39 1/2”
High Top Display, 2 shelves in rear $99
DRESSER - 6 drawer 61" wide, 31" high,
& 18" deep $50 SOLD
DRESSERlarge, $55. Call
DRUM TABLE - brown, perfect condi-
tion, nice design, with storage, $45.,
END TABLE, medium large, with marble
top. and drawer. $60 or best offer,
END TABLES 2 Cabinet drum style ex-
cellent condition $90 OBO (650)345-
EZ CHAIR, large, $15. Call (650)558-
FLAT TOP DESK, $35.. Call (650)558-
MOON shape,decorated with small
stones,very heavy. Free to take away!
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
304 Furniture
KING SIZE Brass bed frame. $350 OBO
KITCHEN CABINETS - 3 metal base
kitchen cabinets with drawers and wood
doors, $99., (650)347-8061
LOUNGE CHAIRS - 2 new, with cover &
plastic carring case & headrest, $35.
each, (650)592-7483
SEAT - Light multi-colored fabric, $95.
for all, (650)286-1357
MIRRORS, large, $25. Call
AGE unit - Cherry veneer, white lami-
nate, $75., (650)888-0039
NATURAL WOOD table 8' by 4' $99
OAK ENTERTAINMENT Cabinet/lighted,
mirrored,glass Curio Top. 72" high x 21"
deep x 35" wide. $95.00 (650)637-0930
OFFICE LAMP, small. Black & white
pen and paper holder. Brand new, in
box. $10 (650)867-2720
PAPASAN CHAIRS (2) -with cushions
$45. each set, (650)347-8061
PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs, glass top,
good condition 41” in diameter $95
wood, see through lid $45. 25 x 20 x 4 in-
ches. (650)592-2648.
QUEEN SIZE Hide a Bed, Like new
$275, (650)245-5118
RECLINING CHAIR, almost new, Beige
$100 SOLD
ROCKING CHAIR - Traditional, full size
Rocking chair. Excellent condition $100.,
ROCKING CHAIR Great condition,
1970’s style, dark brown, wooden,
suede cushion, photo availble, $99.,
ROCKING CHAIR w/wood carving, arm-
rest, rollers, swivels $99, (650)592-2648
ROUND DINING table, by Ethan Allen,
sturdy good cond. $95 SOLD
SEWING TABLE, folding, $20. Call
SHELVING UNIT from IKEA interior
metal, glass nice condition $50/obo.
SOFA 7-1/2' $25 (650)322-2814
NEUTRAL COLOR $99 OBO (650)345-
SOFA PASTEL color excellent
condition $99 (650)701-1892
STEREO CABINET walnut w/3 black
shelves 16x 22x42. $30, 650-341-5347
STORAGE TABLE light brown lots of
storage good cond. $45. (650)867-2720
TEA / UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
TEAK BASE and glass cover cheese
holder. Great for holidays. $18.
TOWER BOOK Shelf, white 72” tall x 13”
wide, $20 (650)591-3313
TRUNDLE BED - Single with wheels,
$40., (650)347-8061
TV STAND brown. $40.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
TV STAND, with shelves, holds large TV,
very good condition. $90. (650)573-7035,
WALL CLOCK - 31 day windup, 26 “
long, $99 (650)592-2648
WHITE 5 Drawer dresser.Excellent con-
dition. Moving. Must sell $90.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
WICKER DRESSER, white, 3 drawers,
exc condition 31 width 32 height 21.5
depth $35 (650)591-4927
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
CANDLEHOLDER - Gold, angel on it,
tall, purchased from Brueners, originally
$100., selling for $30.,(650)867-2720
306 Housewares
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. Three avail-
able, Call (650)345-5502
(Asian) - $35 (650)348-6955
CANNING POTS, two 21 quart with lids,
$5 each. (650)322-2814
COFFEE MAKER, Makes 4 cups $12,
DRIVE MEDICAL design locking elevat-
ed toilet seat. New. $45. (650)343-4461
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
PERSIAN TEA set for 8. Including
spoon, candy dish, and tray. Gold Plated.
$100. (650) 867-2720
PUSH LAWN MOWER - very good
condition $25., (650)580-3316
SOLID TEAK floor model 16 wine rack
with turntable $60. (650)592-7483
VACUMN EXCELLENT condition. Works
great.Moving. Must sell. $35.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
dress, - $65. (650)348-6955
/white floral on ivory, $10 (650)574-3229
307 Jewelry & Clothing
BRACELET - Ladies authentic Murano
glass from Italy, vibrant colors, like new,
$100., (650)991-2353 Daly City
LADIES GLOVES - gold lame' elbow
length gloves, size 7.5, $15. new,
PRO DIVER Invicta Watch. Brand new in
box, $60. (650)290-0689
WATCHES - Quicksilver (2), brand new
in box, $40 for both, (650)726-1037
308 Tools
12-VOLT, 2-TON Capacity Scissor Jack
w/ Impact Wrench, New in Box, Never
Used. $85.00 (650) 270-6637 after 5pm
BOSTITCH 16 gage Finish nailer Model
SB 664FN $99 (650)359-9269
CEMENT/ CONCRETE hand mixing box
Like New, metal $25 (650)368-0748
CIRCULAR SAW, Craftsman, 10”, 4 long
x 20” wide. Comes w/ stand - $70.
CRACO 395 SP-PRO, electronic paint
sprayer.Commercial grade. Used only
once. $600/obo. (650)784-3427
CRAFTMAN JIG Saw 3.9 amp. with vari-
able speeds $65 (650)359-9269
stand, $200 Cash Only, (650)851-1045
CRAFTSMAN 3/4 horse power 3,450
RPM $60 (650)347-5373
CRAFTSMAN 9" Radial Arm Saw with 6"
dado set. No stand. $55 (650)341-6402
DAYTON ELECTRIC 1 1/2 horse power
1,725 RPM $60 (650)347-5373
LAWN MOWER reel type push with
height adjustments. Just sharpened $45
650-591-2144 San Carlos
NEW 18VOLT Drill/Driver w/ light,
warranty, only $29.99 (650)595-3933
PUSH LAWN mower $25 (650)851-0878
ROLLING STEEL Ladder10 steps, Like
New. $475 obo, (650)333-4400
TOOL BOX full of tools. Moving must
sell. $100.00 (650) 995-0012
309 Office Equipment
DESK - 7 drawer wood desk, 5X2X2.5'
$25., (650)726-9658
310 Misc. For Sale
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20.00 (650)871-7200
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20., (650)871-7200
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
310 Misc. For Sale
70 BAMBOO POLES - 6 to 12ft. long
$40. for all can deliver, (415)346-6038
ADULT VIDEOS - (3) DVDs classics fea-
turing older women, $20. each or, 3 for
$50 (650)212-7020
PH Balance water, anti-oxident proper-
ties, new, $100., (650)619-9203.
pane, different sizes, $10. each,
lining. (great toy box) $99.,
zag design 7' by 6" by 4' $99.,
ANTIQUE LANTERN Olde Brooklyn lan-
terns, battery operated, safe, new in box,
$100, (650)726-1037
ARTIFICIAL FICUS TREE 6 ft. life like,
full branches. in basket $55. (650)269-
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BLUE/WHITE DUCK shaped ceramic
teapot, hand painted, made in China.
$18. (650)341-6402
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.00
BRIEFCASE 100% black leather
excellent condition $75 (650)888-0129
crystal bowl. For entre, fruit, or dessert
$20 (415)585-3622
CHEESESET 6 small and 1 large plate
Italian design never used Ceramica Cas-
tellania $25. (650)644-9027
oval, 18 inches high, x 22 x 17,$10.00
DRAIN CLEANER Snake 6' long,
new/unused only $5 (650)595-3933
DVD'S TV programs 24 4 seasons $20
ea. (650)952-3466
ELECTRIC IMPACT wrench sockets
case warranty $39.95 (650)595-3933
condition $50., (650)878-9542
EXOTIC EROTIC Ball SF & Mardi gras 2
dvd's $25 ea. (415)971-7555
used, $45. obo, (650)832-1392
FOLDING MAHJHONG table with medal
chrome plated frame $40 SOLD!
FULL SIZE quilted Flowerly print green &
print $25 (650)871-7200
used $8., (408)249-3858
used $8., (408)249-3858
GOURMET SET for cooking on your ta-
ble. European style. $15 (650)644-9027
glass in front and sides (650)355-2996
Current authors, $2. each (10),
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HARLEY DAVIDSON black phone, per-
fect condition, $65., (650) 867-2720
HUMAN HAIR Wigs, (4) Black hair, $90
all (650)624-9880
ICE CHEST $15 (650)347-8061
IGLOO COOLER - 3 gallon beverage
cooler, new, still in box, $15.,
JAPANESE SAKE Set, unused, boxes,
Geisha design on carafe and 2 sake
cups, $7.00 (650)578-9208
books, (5) $3. each, (650)341-1861
K9 ADVANTIX - for dogs 21-55 lbs.,
repels and kills fleas and ticks, $60.,
$30. (650)726-1037
LAMPSHADE - Shantung, bell shaped,
off white, 9” tall, 11” diameter, great con-
dition, $7., (650)347-5104
painted 25" long 21" wide, wooden
frame, $60 for all 3, (650)201-9166
LAWN CHAIRS (4) White, plastic, $8.
each, (415)346-6038
MANUAL LAWN mower ( by Scott Turf )
never used $65 (650)756-7878
MARTEX TOWEL SET (bath, hand,
face) - gold-colored - $15 (650)574-3229
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
MEN’S LEATHER travel bags (2), used
$25 each.(650)322-2814
Cheese Tote - new black $45
MIRROR 41" by 29" Hardrock maple
frame $90 OBO (650)593-8880
NEW LIVING Yoga Tape for Beginners
$8. 650-578-8306
OBLONG SECURITY mirror 24" by 15"
$75 (650)341-7079
33" wide x 20 inches deep. 64.5 " high.
$70.00 (650)871-7200
310 Misc. For Sale
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
PET CARRIER Excellent Condition Very
Clean Size small "Petaire" Brand
$50.00 (650)871-7200
PRINCESS PLANT 6' tall in bloom pot-
ted $15 (415)346-6038
Shams (print) $30.00 (650)341-1861
gundy; for the new extra deep beds. New
$60 (415)585-3622
RICHARD NORTH Patterson 5 Hard-
back Books @$3.00 each (650)341-1861
ROGERS' BRAND stainless steel steak
knife: $15 (415)585-3622
pack, warranty only $5 (650)595-3933
SET OF 11 Thomas registers 1976 mint
condition $25 (415)346-6038
SF GREETING CARDS -(300 with enve-
lopes) factory sealed, $10 (650)365-3987
SHOWER DOOR custom made 48” x 69”
$70 (650)692-3260
SINGER SEWING machine 1952 cabinet
style with black/gold motor. $35.
STEP 2 sandbox Large with cover $25
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
TWIN SIZE quilt Nautica, New. Yellow,
White, Black Trim “San Marino" pattern
$40 Firm (650)871-7200.
VASE WITH flowers 2 piece good for the
Holidays, $25., (650) 867-2720
VIDEO CENTER 38 inches H 21 inches
W still in box $45., (408)249-3858
VINTAGE WHITE Punch Bowl/Serving
Bowl Set with 10 cups plus one extra
$40. (650)873-8167
WALKER - brand new, $20., SSF,
WEST AFRICAN hand carved tribal
masks - $25 (650)348-6955
WHEEL CHAIR asking $75 OBO
WOMEN'S LADY Cougar gold iron set
set - $25. (650)348-6955
XMAS DECORATIONS: 6 unique, hand
painted, jointed new toy soldiers, holding
musical instrument. $34. 650-345-3277
311 Musical Instruments
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
Guitar with soft case and strap
SHERMAN CLAY Player Piano, with 104
player rolls, $1000, (650)579-1259
UKULELE STILL in box unused, no
brand $35 (650)348-6428
312 Pets & Animals
BAMBOO BIRD Cage - very intricate de-
sign - 21"x15"x16". $50 (650)341-6402
315 Wanted to Buy
You Get The
$ Green $
Millbrae Jewelers
Est. 1957
400 Broadway - Millbrae
316 Clothes
CHO: 56” square. Red, black trim, knot-
ted fringe hem. $99 (650)375-8044
BLACK Leather pants Mrs. made in
France size 40 $99. (650)558-1975
BLACK LEATHER tap shoes 9M great
condition $99. (650)558-1975
FRONT LOADER, bucket & arm move,
articulated $12.50 (650)595-3933
reversible. Outer: weatherproof tan color.
Iner: Navy plush, elastic cuffs. $15
LADIES COAT Medium, dark lavender
$25 (650)368-3037
LADIES DONEGAL design 100% wool
cap from Wicklow, Ireland, $20. Call
LADIES FAUX FUR COAT - Satin lining,
size M/L, $100. obo, (650)525-1990
LADIES FUR Jacket (fake) size 12 good
condition $30 (650)692-3260
LADIES WINTER coat 3/4 length, rust
color, with fur collar, $30 obo
12, brass buttons. Sag Harbor. Excellent
condition. $18.00 (650)375-8044
LEATHER JACKET Classic Biker Style.
Zippered Pockets. Sturdy. Excellent Con-
dition. Mens, XL Black Leather $50.00
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
31 Friday • Nov. 22, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Brother of Raúl
and Juanita
6 Purple candle
11 Poetic time
14 Tequila source
15 Month in Madrid
16 Sprinkling on
French fries?
17 Uses as a
18 Many pets
19 For example
20 Calendar entry
21 Kyrgyzstan city
22 Construction
24 Julia’s “Ocean’s
Twelve” role
25 Legend of the
27 Old __,
28 “They went __ in
a Sieve, they did”:
30 Logan of “60
32 Words in a dish
34 Relinquish
36 Jazz double
bassist Charlie
40 Web concerns ...
and based on six
familiar names
hidden in rows 1,
4, 12 and 15 of
this puzzle grid,
what the black
squares in those
rows symbolize
43 West Texas city
44 Approaching
45 Tiny complaint
46 Uno y dos y tres
48 Migratory birds
50 Oaf
53 Some Staples
55 Bear whose bed
was too hard
58 Source of much
Indian tea
60 Sky light?
61 Pumpkin, e.g.
62 Moo __ pork
63 Graduated
65 10th-century Holy
Roman emperor
66 Mountain end
67 Increases, with
68 “It Wasn’t All
Velvet” memoirist
69 Diddy ditty
70 Arraignment
71 “That’s all __,
dude”: “Not my
1 Aspect
2 “Just tell me”
3 Librarian’s device
4 Nevertheless
5 Out of concern
6 Summer quaff
7 Taken
8 More than
9 Works on walls
10 Mozart’s “__ fan
11 David Sedaris
12 Lack faith in a
truce, maybe
13 “Family Ties”
23 Space on a form
25 “I want results!”
26 Lawsuit goal
29 “__ Me While I
Kiss This Guy”:
book of misheard
31 Loaded, in
32 Big club
33 Cyberchuckle
35 Predatory bird
37 Singer and
longtime owner of
baseball’s Angels
38 Sch. 30 miles
south of
39 Bygone boomer
41 Elbows to nibble
42 Royal title
47 Bagel choice
49 Perfect
50 __ tag
51 “Ulysses” actor
52 Take by force
54 Apology ending
56 Teaser
57 Parting mot
59 Dealership amt.
61 Attend
64 Western st.
By Steve Blais
(c)2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
316 Clothes
LEATHER JACKETS (5) - used but not
abused. Like New, $100 each.
MENS JEANS (11) Brand names various
sizes 32,33,34 waist 30,32 length $100.
for all (650)347-5104
MENS WRANGLER jeans waist 31
length 36 five pairs $20 each plus bonus
Leonard (650)504-3621
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red (tag on) Reg. price
$200 selling for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
SILK SCARF, Versace, South Beach
pattern 100% silk, 24.5”x34.5” made in
Italy, $75. $(650)591-6596
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
WHITE LACE 1880’s reproduction dress
- size 6, $100., (650)873-8167
WINTER COAT, ladies european style
nubek leather, tan colored, green lapel &
hoodie, $100., (650)888-0129
WOMEN'S JEANS size 10 labeled Du-
plex and is priced at $15 (650)574-4439
WOMEN'S JEANS size 10. Elie Tahari
new, never worn $25 (650)574-4439
317 Building Materials
with 50" and 71" height, still in box, $50
obo (650)345-5502
30 FLUORESCENT Lamps 48" (brand
new in box) $75 for all (650)369-9762
70 SPREADER cleats, 1” x 8” for 8”
foundations. $25. SOLD
BATHROOM VANITY, antique, with top
and sink: - $65. (650)348-6955
BRAND NEW Millgard window + frame -
$85. (650)348-6955
ONE BOX of new #1 heavy CEDAR
SHAKE shingles $14.00. SOLD!
317 Building Materials
couplings, switches, rain tight flex, and
more.Call. $30.00 for all SOLD
PVC - 1”, 100 feet, 20 ft. lengths, $25.,
318 Sports Equipment
2 BASKETBALLS Spalding NBA, Hardly
used, $30 all (650)341-5347
2 SOCCER balls hardly used, $30 all
San Mateo, (650)341-5347
BOWLING BALLS. Selling 2 - 16 lb.
balls for $25.00 each. (650)341-1861
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
CAMPER DOLLY, excellent condition.
Used only once. $150. SOLD!
DARTBOARD - New, regulation 18” di-
meter, “Halex” brand w/mounting hard-
ware, 6 brass darts, $16., (650)681-7358
DL1000 BOAT Winch Rope & More,
$50., (650)726-9658
EXERCISE MAT used once, lavender
$12, (650)368-3037
FISHERS MENS skis $35 (650)322-2814
GOTT 10-GAL beverage cooler$20.
KIDS 20" mongoose mountain bike 6
speeds front wheel shock good condition
asking $65 (650)574-7743
LADIES BOWLING SET- 8 lb. ball, 7 1/2
sized shoes, case, $45., (650)766-3024
LADIES STEP thruRoadmaster 10
speed bike w. shop-basket Good
Condition. $55 OBO call: (650) 342-8510
MENS ROLLER Blades size 101/2 never
used $25 (650)520-3425
POWER PLUS Exercise Machine $99
REI 2 man tent $40 (650)552-9436
SALMON FISHING weights 21/2 pound
canon balls $25 (650)756-7878
318 Sports Equipment
Say Goodbye To The 'Stick In
Style & Gear Up For a Super
49er Swag at Lowest Prices
Niner Empire
957C Industrial Rd. San Carlos
T-F 10-6; Sa 10 -4
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
STATIONARY BIKE, Volt, Clean, $15
STATIONERY BIKE, $20. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057.
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
TOTAL GYM for sale. Price Negotible.
Please call (650)283-6997
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $40., (650)873-8167
WET SUIT - medium size, $95., call for
info (650)851-0878
WO 16 lb. Bowling Balls @ $25.00 each.
322 Garage Sales
Make money, make room!
List your upcoming garage
sale, moving sale, estate
sale, yard sale, rummage
sale, clearance sale, or
whatever sale you have...
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500 readers
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
335 Garden Equipment
CRAFTSMAN 5.5 HP gas lawn mower
with rear bag $55., (650)355-2996
GAS ENGINE String Trimmer - Homelite
- 25cc engine. Excellent Cond.$70
LAWNMOWER - American made, man-
ual/push, excellent condition, $50.,
$40. (650)355-2996
340 Camera & Photo Equip.
in leather case $25. (650)644-9027
digital camera (black) with case, $175.,
VIVITAR ZOOM lens-28mm70mm. Filter
and lens cap. Original owner. $50. Cash
VIVITAR ZOOM lens. 28mm-210mm. Fil-
ter and lens cap. Original owner. $99.
Cash. (650)654-9252 SOLD
YASAHICA 108 model 35mm SLR Cam-
era with flash and 2 zoom lenses $99
345 Medical Equipment
Wheeled Rollators, hand brakes, seats
back rest, folds for storage, transport.
$50 each (650)365-5530
pressure mattress $900, (650)348-0718
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
PATIENT LIFT with heavy duty sling,
$450 (650)348-0718
379 Open Houses
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in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650)595-0805
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.-59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
513 Investment Property
of an 8-unit apartment building with
swimming pool and on-site laundry in
quiet Gridley, California, will trade for
property in San Mateo County. All 8 of
these 2Bed/2Bath apartments are re-
cently remodeled, and provide steady in-
come. Contact (650)726-4140.
620 Automobiles
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weekly Automotive Section.
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information on new cars,
used cars, services, and anything
else having to do
with vehicles.
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tinued in 2014, a deadline previously agreed to
by the exchange and insurers. Nearly 220,000
policies will be extended until March because
the companies failed to meet regulatory dead-
lines for notifying policy holders.
The cancellations have angered some policy
holders, many of whom will see their monthly
premiums and deductibles rise sharply under
new plans. They also fly in the face of promis-
es Obama made repeatedly when he said people
who liked their current health insurance poli-
cies could keep them under his health insur-
ance reforms.
The president has since backtracked and has
asked states to allow insurance companies to
extend those older policies.
But many insurance companies oppose
extending the policies, saying doing so would
undermine the new markets being set up under
Obama’s law. They also said they did not have
enough time to rebuild policies they already
had discontinued.
Officials described myriad complications if
the board had agreed to modify the existing
policy cancellation contract Covered
California has with insurers, including how
much premiums could rise, whether consumers
might be subject to two deductibles in one year
and the tight timeline in which to make a deci-
sion, with the end of the year quickly
approaching. Insurance companies would need
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the old plans and process customer payments
before Dec. 31.
Continued from page 1
Heidi Lancaster, a parent of four children
who attend the school, came up with the idea
and said it has been relaxing for her eighth-
grade daughter who feels less phone-related
“Alot of parents give their children phones
to get a hold of our kids, but it’s become this
huge social media thing,” she said. “They’re
just on it all the time. I wanted them to see
what it’s like not to have it.”
Twenty-eight eighth graders ultimately
opted into the 12-day challenge, which was
organized by school counselor Denise Uhl,
who had each of the students choose a goal to
accomplish during the challenge. The school
surveyed eighth graders and found 63 percent
admitted to spending too much time on their
cellphone and social media sites. Eighty-four
percent admitted they do not like it when their
friends and family are on their cellphones
when together. Eighty-two percent admitted
they have an average amount of rules and need
more rules from their parents around technol-
ogy use.
Some parents have become dependent on
getting in touch with their children at any
time, said Principal Nancy Arnett. Students
are losing socialization skills through the
constant use of their phones and computers
though, she said.
“They don’t know how to have a conversa-
tion,” she said. “Listening scores are down
and there’s no undivided attention anymore.
It’s affecting the way children learn and how
their brains function.”
Students say they’ve seen many positive
impacts on their lives.
Student Savannah Patrick said the chal-
lenge has been harder for her mom than it was
for her since her mom always wants to be on
time. One day, Patrick’s peer tutoring went
overtime and her mom really wanted to be
able to call her.
“Without cellphones, you want to slow
down,” she said. “She (her mother) learned
it’s not that important. There’s the 15-minute
The 15-minute rule is waiting to call and use
technology to get in touch for 15 minutes,
said Uhl. It delays the panic and helps people
slow down, she added.
Student Angelo Tonas said he ended up
being able to spend more quality time with
his younger brother by playing basketball
with him rather than spending time on his
Patrick described the “Fear of Missing
Out” phenomenon, which she experi-
enced. Checking Instagram constantly
she would feel like she was missing out
when she would see her friends having fun
together in their posts.
“[The challenge] gives you the chance to
not feel so out of the loop,” she said.
Being off her phone, student Meghan
Mercurio noticed the bright screens of her
mom and brother’s cellphones during a movie
night. She ultimately was surprised by how
much extra time she had without her phone.
Student Maddie Hughes even completed a
painting during the challenge. She said the
challenge was harder than she thought it
would be, but it was also a relief because she
had more time to do things she didn’t have
time to do when she was always on her
phone. She even said she learned street
smarts one day when she had to track down
her dad without a phone.
Hughes’ mother Kim Hughes, a volunteer at
the school, said she noticed Maddie has been
much more present since the challenge
began. In fact, Uhl said many of the kids have
been spending more time doing productive
activities such as cooking and seeing their
Eighth grade teacher Lisa Vocker has been
participating in the challenge herself and
mainly has tried to not use technology in
front of her four kids.
“The students are more connected with each
other,” Vocker said. “Their attention spans
are better, they’re calmer. It’s impacting the
whole class since most of their friends are
using [technology].”
Vocker hopes that students’ habits will be
better after the challenge is over.
The program has been contagious to non-
participating students as well, said Uhl. The
school is thinking of expanding the chal-
lenge to the sixth and seventh grades.
Students will be celebrating the end of the
challenge at Rockin’ Jump in San Carlos
Continued from page 1
From left, Savannah Patrick, Maddie Hughes, Angelo Tonas and Meghan Mercurio, eighth
graders at St.Matthew Catholic School,participated in a two-week technology free challenge
and each kept a journal of their experiences.
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By Monika Scislowska and Karl Ritter
WARSAW, Poland — Hundreds of envi-
ronmental activists walked out of U.N. cli-
mate talks on Thursday, saying they were
deeply disappointed by the lack of results
with just one day remaining.
Wearing “Polluters talk, we walk” T-
shirts, the activists streamed out of
Warsaw’s National Stadium, where rich and
poor countries were arguing over who
should do what to fight global warming.
The two-week session in the Polish capi-
tal was never expected to produce any big
decisions or breakthroughs, but the protest-
ers said in a statement that the talks were
“on track to deliver virtually nothing.”
Negotiations have been bogged down by
disputes over financing to help poor coun-
tries develop their economies in a cleaner
way than the West did and cope with rising
sea levels, desertification and other impacts
of global warming.
Meanwhile, emerging economies includ-
ing China and Brazil appeared to resist a
European push for setting a 2014 deadline
for when countries should put forth commit-
ments for a new climate agreement, which is
supposed to be adopted a year later.
The level of progress is seen as a possible
indicator of the world’s chances of reaching
a deal in 2015. That’s the new watershed
year in the U.N.-led process after a 2009
summit in Copenhagen ended in discord.
“If we go with the spirit of the lack of
urgency that we see in these talks, we are
headed for another disaster in Paris in 2015
and we need to avert it at all cost,”
Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo told the
Associated Press.
“We cannot afford to get it wrong again in
2015,” he said.
Environmental groups from around the
world attend the annual talks as observers.
They often stage colorful protests in the
hallways to urge negotiators to step up the
Activists walk out of U.N. climate talks
An environmental activist holds a placard as she protests during the 19th conference of the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland.
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