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Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 • Vol XIII, Edition 97
OFFICE AT $ 31.6 M
By Michelle Durand
The sweetheart deal between
United Airlines and the city of
Oakland that diverted $10 million
in jet fuel sales tax away from San
Mateo County was based on the
location of a “sham” office that did
not actually conduct such busi-
ness, according
to the state
Board of
A p p e a l s
The conclu-
sion could mean
the funds will be
reallocated to
San Mateo
County along with smaller
amounts to the cities of Ontario,
Palm Springs, San Diego and Santa
Barbara and Sacramento County
that also challenged claims fuel
transactions happened in the
Oakland office.
“There’s a lot at stake,” said
County Manager John Maltbie.
But a Board of Equalization hear-
ing set for next week is now
pushed back likely to March
because the city of Oakland asked
for more Appeals Division review
of the ruling that it did not comply
with the requirements of the law
allowing the airline to locate an
office and split the sales tax rather
than paying San Mateo County
where San Francisco International
Airport is located.
The Board of Equalization will
take the challenge up about six to
nine months later and Deputy
County Counsel David Silberman
said he feels the counties will be
victorious. If not, the next step is
court, he said.
In 2003, Oakland and United
Airlines struck a deal which cut out
Jet fuel tax fight taking off
San Mateo County officials fighting for about $10M, Board of Equalization to decide
John Maltbie
By Samantha Weigel
When Brian Skinner and Patricia
McDaniel bought their first home
in the North Central San Mateo
neighborhood, they had no refer-
ence as to the history behind the
property. Now, three years later,
Skinner and McDaniel have
acquired a wealth of background
information behind their Queen
Anne style home, the Vollers
On Monday, the San Mateo City
Council approved Skinner’s and
McDaniel’s application to have
their North Claremont Street home
designated as historical under the
Mills Act.
This state law allows the city to
provide tax relief to owners of his-
torically significant properties
Tax relief to assist
home’s restoration
North Central San Mateo couple utilizing
Mills Act to renovate 1891 historic home
The owners of the Vollers house will apply to have their San Mateo home
listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
By Michelle Durand
San Mateo County is officially
taking over a previously cash-
strapped Moss Beach park sold at
auction earlier this year after its
nonprofit operators failed to pay
roughly $8,000 in back taxes.
Paul and Julie Shenkman, own-
ers of Sam’s Chowder House on
Cabrillo Highway, covered the
County taking over coastside
park once sold off at auction
Lynae Folks and her husband Danny Parodi will close their Burlingame engraving business after the site’s
property owner raises rent.
By Angela Swartz
After 33 years in business, a
local engraving store is shutting
its doors due to rising rent costs.
The Personal Touch of
Burlingame will be closing in
January 2014, after finding a final
Burlingame home at 257 Primrose
Road for 18 years. Its previous
location was at Burlingame
Avenue and Park Road. Lynae
Folks first opened the store in
1981 and weathered three floods,
two fires, earthquake retrofitting
and other challenges over the
years. Folks and her husband, and
co-owner, Danny Parodi made the
decision to close two weeks ago
after failed negotiations with their
“We pleaded with the landlord,
but they keep raising rents,” said
Folks, who lives in San Carlos.
“We paid top dollar and had no air
conditioning in the summer or
heat in the winter. A client just
came in and said what everyone is
saying, ‘It’s sad to see so many
small businesses leave
This disappearance of small
businesses concerns her since
they are the first who support the
community through donations
since the chain stores have to go
through corporate offices, she
said. Her store delivers packages
after closing times and knows cus-
tomers by name, she added.
Country clubs in the area would
also use her engravings for their
“We have gotten to know
clients over the last 33 years,”
she said. “Children used to sit on
the floor and play with our dog
(Star Baby). They were not just
clients, they were family. You
don’t get that in a big store.”
Losing ‘The Personal Touch’
Longtime Burlingame engraving business closing its doors
See JET, Page 20
See VOLLERS, Page 5
See PARK, Page 20 See STORE Page 20
Couple accidentally gets
bag of cash at drive-thru
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A suburban
Nashville couple got more than they
expected in their to-go order in a
McDonald’s drive-thru: A bag of cold
WTVF-TV reports thousands of dol-
lars in cash packaged for a bank deposit
had been placed in a paper to-go bag
near the drive-thru orders on Tuesday
morning. An employee mistakenly
passed the bag to Greg and Stacye Terry
who had just been looking for breakfast.
The employee realized the mistake
almost immediately and followed the
Terrys to their home a short distance
Meanwhile, the couple was ready for
“My husband opened the bag and dis-
covered the money inside,” Stacye Terry
said. “He said, ‘You are not going to
believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their
bank deposit money.
“The second that he said it was their
deposit, my first thing was let's get in
the truck and take it back.”
They said they had a good laugh and
even took photos of the cash before
returning it to the employee. They post-
ed a picture to Facebook of the wads of
bills in plastic bags with what look like
yellow deposit slips.
The owner and operator of the
McDonald’s, Phil Gray, in a statement
thanked the Terrys and said he is looking
into how the mistake happened.
‘Cannibal sandwiches’
sicken Wisconsin residents
MILWAUKEE — “Cannibal sandwich-
es,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean
ground beef served on cocktail bread,
may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they
are not safe, health officials said, noting
that more than a dozen people became ill
after consuming them last holiday sea-
Health officials confirmed four cases
tied to E. coli bacteria and 13 likely
cases in people who ate the sandwiches
at several gatherings late last year, the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention said a report issued this
week. The meat came from a Watertown
market that later recalled more than
2,500 pounds of meat.
Cannibal sandwiches were tied to out-
breaks in Wisconsin in 1972, 1978 and
1994. The appetizer, also called “tiger
meat,” “steak tartare” or simply “ground
beef,” is usually a simple dish of lean
ground meat seasoned with salt and pep-
per on rye cocktail bread with sliced raw
onion, said Milwaukee historian John
Gurda, who served it at his 1977 wedding
reception. Occasionally, a raw egg will
be mixed with the meat.
Cannibal sandwiches have been a fes-
tive dish in German, Polish and other
ethnic communities in the Milwaukee
area since the 19th century, Gurda said.
The 66-year-old said it was once com-
mon to see them at wedding receptions,
meals following funerals and Christmas
and New Year's Eve parties. The dish has
become less common in recent years
with greater awareness of the risks of
uncooked meat and fewer people eating
beef, but Gurda said he still runs into it.
“It’s like a coarse pate and when you
put the onions on, there's a crunch as
well and that kind of cuts the softness,”
he said.
Keith Meyer, who runs L&M Meats, a
Kenosha butcher shop started by his
father, recalled his German grandfather
and other “old guys” gobbling the
ground beef when he was growing up.
With his grandfather gone, Meyer's fam-
ily no longer serves the dish, but the 57-
year-old said, “It’s really not that bad, if
you get by the texture of it.”
“It's like eating a cold hamburger
that’s a little on the raw side,” Meyer
His butcher shop sells 50 to 100
pounds of freshly ground round on
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and per-
haps a day before those holidays to peo-
ple wishing to make cannibal sandwich-
es. Glenn’s Market and Catering, the
Watertown butcher involved in the
recall, does a similar holiday business,
vice president Jeff Roberts said.
Both stores label their ground beef
with warnings about consuming raw or
undercooked meat, but the men said it's
unlikely people are buying it to cook.
With the fat trimmed off before grind-
ing, the meat is too lean to make a
decent hamburger, Meyer said.
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Actor John
Malkovich is 60.
This Day in History
Thought for the Day
The first Palestinian intefadeh, or
uprising, began as riots broke out in
Gaza and spread to the West Bank,
triggering a strong Israeli response.
“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue
freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
— John Milton, English poet (1608-1674)
Actor Kirk Douglas
is 97.
Musician Brian Bell
(Weezer) is 45.
A performer blows fire from his mouth as he performs outside the headquarters of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata
Party during the celebrations in New Delhi.
Freeze warni ng i n eff ect t hro ug h
9 am Monday
Monday: Sunny. Widespread frost in
t he morni ng. Hi ghs around 50.
Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Monday ni ght: Clear. Areas of frost.
Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 5 to
15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs
in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tues day ni ght: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
Wednesday and Wednesday night: Mostly clear.
Highs in the mid 50s. Lows around 40.
Thursday through Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs
in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 40s.
Local Weather Forecast
I n 1 6 0 8, English poet John Milton was born in
I n 1854, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, “The
Charge of the Light Brigade,” was published in England.
I n 1911 , an explosion inside the Cross Mountain coal
mine near Briceville, Tenn., killed 84 workers. (Five
were rescued.)
I n 1 9 1 2, longtime House Speaker Thomas “Ti p”
O’Neill was born in Cambridge, Mass.
I n 1940, British troops opened their first major offen-
sive in North Africa during World War II.
I n 1942, the Aram Khachaturian ballet “Gayane,” fea-
turing the surging “Sabre Dance,” was first performed by
Russia’s Kirov Ballet.
I n 1958, the anti-communist John Birch Society was
formed in Indianapolis.
I n 1962, the Petrified Forest in Arizona was designated
a national park.
I n 1971, Nobel Peace laureate Ralph Bunche died in
New York.
I n 1982, special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski
died at his Wimberley, Texas, ranch at age 77.
I n 1984, the five-day-old hijacking of a Kuwaiti jetlin-
er that claimed the lives of two Americans ended as
Iranian security men seized control of the plane, which
was parked at Tehran airport.
I n 1992, Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana
announced their separation. (The couple’s divorce
became final Aug. 28, 1996.)
In other news ...
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Answer: The farmer’s cornfield labyrinth was —
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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The Daily Derby race winners are Money Bags,
No. 11, in first place; Big Ben, No. 4, in second
place; and California Classic, No. 5, in third place.
The race time was clocked at 1:43.33.
9 3 8
11 29 44 63 64 3
Mega number
Dec. 6 Mega Millions
13 20 32 45 48 17
Dec. 7 Powerball
4 9 15 16 27
Fantasy Five
Daily three midday
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Daily Four
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Daily three evening
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Mega number
Dec. 7 Super Lotto Plus
Actor Dick Van Patten is 85. Actor-writer Buck Henry is 83.
Actress Dame Judi Dench is 79. Actor Beau Bridges is 72. Jazz
singer-musician Dan Hicks is 72. Football Hall-of-Famer Dick
Butkus is 71. Author Joe McGinniss is 71. Actor Michael
Nouri is 68. Former Sen. Thomas Daschle, D-S.D., is 66.
World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Kite is 64. Singer Joan
Armatrading is 63. Actor Michael Dorn is 61. Country singer
Sylvia is 57. Singer Donny Osmond is 56. Rock musician
Nick Seymour (Crowded House) is 55. Comedian Mario
Cantone is 54. Actor David Anthony Higgins is 52. Actor Joe
Lando is 52. Actress Felicity Huffman is 51. Crown Princess
Masako of Japan is 50. Country musician Jerry Hughes
(Yankee Grey) is 48. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is 47.
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
fter the Japanese bombed Pearl
Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the San
Mateo Coast was very vulnerable to
enemy invasion.
Patrols were immediately formed to keep
track of any suspicious or military activity
that was going on along the coast. There
was only one main highway along the
coast, so it was used extensively for the
movement of military personnel to the dif-
ferent posts that would be established. As
these positions would be facing the Pacific
Ocean and be concerned with water, the
Navy and the Coast Guard were the main
departments that guarded the coast,
although the U.S. Army’s 56th Coast
Artillery pulled four 155 mm portable how-
itzer guns to the coast and placed them in El
Granada. These howitzers would give mobil-
ity to the small force that was there at first.
Foot and horse patrols on local beaches
were directed from a 100-year-old build-
ing/pub and inn (Wave Crest Inn) that was
The San Mateo coast
during World War II
St o l e n v e hi c l e. A 2006 white
Chevrolet Silverado was stolen after the
driver left the keys on the seat on Second
Avenue before 12:51 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 3.
Resi dent i al burgl ary . Wrenches,
saws, tiles, lighting fixtures, remodeling
supplies and a washer and dryer were
stolen on Mitchell Way before 10:05
a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Acci dent. A vehicle ran into a business
on Broadway and caused a minor injury
before 11:26 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Suspi ci ous person. A group of teens
smoked marijuana in a park on
Middlefield Road before 10:23 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 2.
Sus pi ci ous ci rcums t ances. Drugs
were found at the intersection of
Woodside Road and Gordon Street before
9:32 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Thef t. Car parts were stolen on Fifth
Avenue before 8:29 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Burglary . An unlocked storage unit was
broken into on Arbor Avenue before 9:02
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
Graff i t i. The exterior of a house was
spray-painted on Oneill Avenue before
8:33 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
Police reports
Shopping cart road rage
A man intentionally struck someone’s
car with a shopping cart on Metro
Center Boulevard in Foster City before
1:33 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
See HISTORY, Page 19
A World War II observation bunker overlooking Whale Cove (by Devil’s Slide) that never
became a restaurant.
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
BART delayed due to
equipment problem
BART recovered from delays
caused by an equipment problem,
officials said Sunday afternoon.
Trains were delayed by up to 20
minutes on Sunday due to a switch-
ing malfunction on the tracks
between Milbrae Station and San
Francisco International Airport,
according to BARTofficials.
The problem was causing trains to
be behind schedule between San
Francisco and the East Bay on the
Pittsburg/ Bay Point Line.
Mountain lion
sighting along Highway 1
HALF MOON BAY— Amountain
lion was spotted in a Half Moon Bay
neighborhood early Sunday morn-
ing, according to the San Mateo
County Office of Emergency
The cat was seen in the vicinity of
900 North Cabrillo Highway at
about 2 a.m., county officials said.
The sighting was reported to the
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
and deputies searched the area, but
they did not find the animal, offi-
cials said.
Mountain lion sightings are com-
mon in San Mateo County, and any-
one who encounters one should stay
away from the animal and call the
Sheriff's Office.
In the event of a confrontation,
experts advise facing the animal,
trying to appear as large as possi-
ble, making noise and throwing
objects at the cat.
San Mateo County Office of
Emergency Services (650) 363-
Court to consider
state’s DNA collection law
SAN FRANCISCO — An 11-judge
appeals court panel will consider the
constitutionality of California’s
mandatory collection of DNA sam-
ples from everybody arrested in the
Voters passed the law in 2004 to
go in effect in 2009. In 2009 the
American Civil Liberties filed a law-
suit alleging the law is an unconsti-
tutional invasion of privacy.
Law enforcement officials say
expanding the state’s DNA collec-
tion helps in solving so-called cold
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals appeared ready last year to
strike down the law. But the U.S.
Supreme Court on a 5-4 vote upheld
a similar law in Maryland before the
9th Circuit could rule. Because of the
high court’s ruling on Maryland’s
narrower law, the appeals court
ordered another hearing. Oral argu-
ments are scheduled for Monday.
Suspect in armed
robbery linked to other crimes
arrested a suspect in connection
with an armed robbery that occurred
in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neigh-
borhood Thursday night and are
investigating possible links to two
other robberies.
The robbery was reported around
8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1800
block of Polk Street near
Washington Street, according to
Officers arriving on the scene
found that two employees in a busi-
ness had detained a suspect,
Nathaniel Lewis, who they alleged
had tried to rob them with what
appeared to be a machine gun,
police said.
Police are investigating the rob-
bery and possible links to two other
robberies that occurred on Nov. 29,
2013 at 7:40 p.m. in the 1700
block of Lombard Street and on
Nov. 30 at 1:39 a.m. in the 2000
block of Van Ness Avenue.
Homeless man found dead
DUBLIN — Ahomeless man was
found dead in Dublin on Friday, pos-
sibly due to exposure to the bitter
cold weather impacting the Bay
The man was found and pro-
nounced dead in Dublin
around 12:40 p.m. on
Friday, an Alameda
County coroner’s deputy
The bureau has yet to
determine the unidenti-
fied man’s cause of
death, but may investi-
gate exposure to the cold as a possi-
ble cause, the deputy said. An autop-
sy will be conducted on Monday.
If exposure to the cold did cause
the man’s death, he would have been
the fifth person in the Bay Area to
lose his life due to the recent frigid
temperatures over the past two
Four homeless people in Santa
Clara County have died due to
hypothermia, according to that
county's medical examiner’s office.
Police pose as Seahawks fans
fans at Sunday’s home game against
San Francisco 49ers’ rival the
Seattle Seahawks were advised to
keep their hands to themselves with
many undercover police officers
expected to be in the stadium.
San Francisco police Chief Greg
Suhr said Friday “We want to be
class fans” at the sold-out game at
Candlestick Park. Kickoff was at
1:25 p.m.
To keep the crowd in check, Suhr
said officers wore Seahawks gear,
and for this game there will be more
decoy fans than at any other game.
The chief declined to specify the
number of undercover officers.
The chief advised that a Seattle fan
“could well be a San Francisco
police officer” and that game atten-
dees stay away from fights and argu-
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By Haven Daley
SAN FRANCISCO — A tired but smiling
85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North
Korea for several weeks returned home to
applause from supporters, yellow ribbons
tied to pillars outside his home and the
warm embrace of his family.
Merrill Newman arrived at the San
Francisco International Airport Saturday
after turning down a ride aboard Vice
President Joe Biden’s Air Force Two in favor
of a direct flight from Beijing. He emerged
into the international terminal smiling,
accompanied by his son and holding the
hand of his wife amid applause from sup-
porters. He spoke briefly to the assembled
media, declining to answer any questions or
discuss his ordeal.
“I’m delighted to be home,” he said. “It’s
been a great homecoming. I’m tired, but
ready to be with my family. ”
He also thanked the Swedish Embassy in
Pyongyang, North Korea, and the U.S.
Embassy in Beijing for helping to secure
his release.
Newman was detained in late October at
the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea, a
visit that came six decades after he oversaw
a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas
during the 1950-53 war.
Last month, Newman read from an awk-
wardly worded alleged confession that apol-
ogized for, among other things, killing
North Koreans during the war. Analysts
questioned whether the statement was
coerced, and former South Korean guerrillas
who had worked with Newman and fought
behind enemy lines during the war disputed
some of the details.
North Korea cited Newman’s age and med-
ical condition in allowing him to leave the
Barbara Ingram, a friend and neighbor of
Newman’s at the senior citizen complex
where they live said residents broke into
applause when news of Newman’s release
was announced Friday during lunch.
“Agreat cheer went up,” Ingram said. “We
are all so very relieved and grateful.”
Newman’s detention highlighted the
extreme sensitivity with which Pyongyang
views the war, which ended without a formal
peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula
still technically in a state of war. The con-
flict is a regular focus of North Korean prop-
aganda and media, which accuse
Pyongyang’s wartime enemies Washington
and Seoul of carrying on the fighting by
continuing to push for the North’s over-
The televised statement read last month
by Newman said he was attempting to meet
surviving guerrilla fighters he had trained
during the conflict so he could reconnect
them with their wartime colleagues living
in South Korea and that he had criticized the
North during his recent trip.
Members of the former South Korean
guerrilla group said in an interview last
week with The Associated Press that
Newman was their adviser. Some have
expressed surprise that Newman would take
the risk of visiting North Korea given his
association with their group, which is still
remembered with keen hatred in the North.
Others were amazed that Pyongyang still
considered Newman a threat.
“As you can imagine this has been a very
difficult ordeal for us as a family, and partic-
ularly for him,” Newman’s son Jeff Newman
said in a statement read outside his home in
Pasadena Friday night, adding that they will
say more about this unusual journey after
Newman has rested.
Newman’s release comes as U.S. Vice
President Joe Biden visit to the region
brought him to Seoul. Biden said Saturday
that he welcomed the release and said he
talked by phone with Newman in Beijing.
Local vet Merrill Newman returns home
who actively restore and maintain their prop-
The Vollers house is the third property in
the city that has been deemed historic since
the city adopted the resolution in 1993.
“We didn’t buy the house with the desire to
undertake the project; but once we’d been liv-
ing here a while, well whatever house you
live in kind of grows on you and, it just
seemed like the right thing to do, the right
thing for the house,” Skinner said.
Although Skinner’s grandmother lived in a
historically registered home, he said it was-
n’t until he and his wife moved in that they
became motivated to delve into the local his-
tory. He and his wife started from scratch and,
after digging through microfilm records of
property taxes from the 1890s, old maps and
documents describing the sale of the proper-
t y, they began to develop a narrative,
Skinner said. One of the interesting histori-
cal points they uncovered was that the right-
ful owner was a woman, which was unusual
for that time period, Skinner said.
“Just the fact that the original property
owner is Amelia Vollers rather than her hus-
band, I don’t know how common that was in
1891. We’d love to sit down and spend an
afternoon with Amelia Vollers and ask her all
sorts of questions,” Skinner said.
Amelia Vollers bought the property in
1889 and completed her home in 1891, three
years before the city was incorporated,
according to Skinner’s and McDaniel’s
National Register of Historic Places applica-
When the railroad reached San Mateo in
1863, wealthy San Franciscans were begin-
ning to move further along the Peninsula
with the ability to commute to work. In
1901, Vollers sold 15 feet of her property to
the Southern Pacific Railway and, along with
purchases from other property owners, the
railway was able to lay a second set of tracks
and offer more frequent train service, accord-
ing to the application.
The house was identified as “individually
eligible” for listing on the national register
in San Mateo’s 1990 General Plan update.
Throughout the years, the house was
remodeled and improvements such as gas and
electric features were installed, Skinner said.
Today, the front of the home still retains
most of the era’s style elements and is in
good shape, however the back of the house
was redone in the 1950s and they would like
to begin to restore it back to an original
appearance, Skinner said.
But if you thought making modern
improvements to a home were costly, the
resources it takes to locate authentic items,
have them refurbished and installed by a con-
tractor familiar with working on historic
properties is financially tolling, Skinner
Now that the city has approved their appli-
cation, it will be sent to the County
Assessor’s Office for review, said Art
Henriques, senior contract planner for the
city’s Community Development
Department. The owner of a property who
qualifies under the Mills Act can save between
40 percent and 60 percent on property taxes,
according to a staff report. Because this is a
single-family residence, the city doesn’t
miss out on much property tax revenue,
Henriques said. What the program really
does is encourage people whose properties
need extra care to invest in it, Henriques said.
“It’s a way of encouraging people to main-
tain their older homes, because older homes
can sometimes need more tender loving care.
With the state Mills Act program, owners can
save a little in taxes every year and put that
money back into their homes,” Henriques
There are city, state and national obliga-
tions an owner must abide by to have their
property considered historic and Skinner and
McDaniel have laid out a thorough plan,
Henriques said.
Skinner and McDaniel have an extensive
list of refurbishments they would like to
address over the next 10
years. Their proposal includes
a wide variety of items to
refurbish or replace with more
authentic accoutrements; from large projects
like removing the modern tiles and restoring
the original wood floors to fine details like
replacing the modern door hinges with
antique era appropriate ones, according to
the application.
Skinner and McDaniel have conducted a lot
of research to get to the point where they are
today, Henriques said. Their application is
still being processed and will be sent to the
county and the state before it can be sent to
the national registry, Henriques said. But part
of San Mateo’s character and history is repre-
sented in these houses and it’s worth main-
taining, Henriques said.
“San Mateo has a number of wonderful
older structures that are certainly an asset and
that the community can be proud of,”
Henriques said. “Both the property owners
and community at large benefit in fixing up
and maintaining these older homes because
they add value to the neighborhood and com-
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By Terence Chea
SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is
housed in a garage-like space in San
Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market
neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its
neighbors that develop software, websites
and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to
find plant replacements for eggs.
Inside, research chefs bake cookies and
cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayon-
naise and pan-fry omelets and French toast
— all without eggs.
Funded by prominent Silicon Valley
investors and Microsoft founder Bill Gates,
Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a
global egg industry that backers say wastes
energy, pollutes the environment, causes
disease outbreaks and confines chickens to
tiny spaces.
The company, which just started selling
its first product — Just Mayo mayonnaise
— at Whole Foods Markets, is part of a new
generation of so-called food-tech ventures
that aim to change the way we eat.
“There’s nothing to indicate that this will
be a trend that will end anytime soon,” said
Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights, a New
York firm that tracks venture capital invest-
ment. “Sustainability and challenges to the
food supply are pretty fundamental issues.”
Venture capital firms, which invest heavily
in early-stage technology companies,
poured nearly $350 million into food-related
startups last year, compared with less than
$50 million in 2008, according to the firm.
Plant-based alternatives to eggs, poultry
and other meat could be good for the envi-
ronment because it could reduce consumption
of meat, which requires large amounts of land,
water and crops to produce, backers say.
It could also benefit people’s health,
especially in heavy meat-eating countries
like the U.S., and reduce outbreaks of dis-
eases such as avian flu, they say.
“The biggest challenge is that people
who consume a lot of meat really like meat,
and to convince them to try something dif-
ferent may be extremely difficult,” said
Claire Kremen, faculty co-director of the
Berkeley Food Institute at the University of
California, Berkeley.
The American Egg Board, which repre-
sents U.S. producers, said eggs can’t be
“Our customers have said they’re not
interested in egg substitutes. They want
real, natural eggs with their familiar ingre-
dients,” Mitch Kanter, executive director of
the board-funded Egg Nutrition Center, said
in a statement.
The industry has reduced its water use and
greenhouse gas emissions, and hens are liv-
ing longer due to better health and nutri-
tion, he said.
Hampton Creek’s quest to replace the
ubiquitous chicken egg is also backed by
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Khosla
Ventures, a venture capital fund started by
Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod
In its food lab, biochemists grind up
beans and peer through microscopes to
study their molecular structure, looking for
plants that can fulfill the culinary functions
of eggs. So far, the company has analyzed
some 1,500 types of plants from more than
60 countries.
Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken
Weather cold, but not
enough to damage crops
From Los Angeles to San Francisco, peo-
ple awoke to cold, sometimes near-freezing
temperatures Sunday, but could take solace
in the fact that their weather was not nearly
as bad as that brought by the brutal storms
dumping ice, wind and snow on much of the
rest of the country.
In California’s fertile Central Valley,
farmers expressed gratitude that although
temperatures fell into the freezing range
overnight they did not go low enough to
damage the citrus crop.
Although temperatures dropped into the
20s, farmers were able to protect their crops
with wind machines.
“Field reports indicate that if there is dam-
age to the valley’s orange crop, it will be
minuscule,” California Citrus Mutual said in
a statement released Sunday.
Citrus officials noted that temperatures
had been forecast to be even colder.
Meanwhile, overnight lows in Los
Angeles and surrounding areas were in the
high 30s, with highs reaching the 50s at the
beaches and low 60s inland.
That’s cold by Southern California stan-
dards, but skies were sunny, as they were
across almost all of the state.
In the San Gabriel Mountains, the back
road connecting the Antelope Valley to the
San Gabriel Valley was reopened Sunday
after being closed because of snow and ice
earlier in the week. Authorities warned trav-
elers that there is still ice on the roads at
elevations of 6,000 feet or more, however.
The unseasonably cold temperatures were
expected to continue for at least the next
day, with an overnight frost advisory issued
for LA’s surrounding valleys, where temper-
atures were expected to fall into the 30s
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tically swift work by Congress, more than a
million victims of the recession will lose
long-term unemployment benefits over the
holidays, the price of milk could shoot up
in late winter and government payments
might fall sharply for doctors who treat
Medicare patients.
There’s more — much more — as lawmak-
ers grasp the tail end of a dog of a year.
Federal payments to Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands will begin shrinking, at
least temporarily, on Jan. 1. Tax breaks will
expire temporarily for millions of people
in states without an income tax, and also for
the relatively few Americans who own race-
They are routine deadlines gone unmet in
a year more likely to be remembered for a
tea party-inspired partial government shut-
down, the stalling of President Barack
Obama’s agenda, repeated failed Republican
attempts to eviscerate the health care law
and a successful move by Senate Democrats
to limit opposition to White House judicial
The blame game transcends all.
Republicans have “made good faith, seri-
ous efforts to Senate Democrats” to resolve
differences on year-end issues, House
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said recent-
l y. “When will they learn to say ‘yes’ t o
common ground?”
The House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy
Pelosi of California, attacked Republicans
for opposing an increase in the minimum
wage, voting to cut $40 billion out of
food stamps, and seeking reductions in
school money and college aid for low-
income families.
“I mean, how unconscionable can that
be?” she asked at a meeting scripted to
build support for extending unemploy-
ment benefits.
A much-ballyhooed year-end stab at
bipartisanship is designed chiefly to ease
the impact of across-the-board spending
cuts that resulted from an earlier episode of
Even a compromise proba-
bly would face strong oppo-
sition from tea party-aligned
conservatives in the House
whose tactics have opened a
deep divide within the GOP.
Whatever the deal might
be, Milton Wolf, a tea party-backed pri-
mary challenger to Republican Sen. Pat
Roberts in Kansas, is against it.
It will “raise spending levels by billions
of dollars and continue to provide funding
for Obamacare,” he said in a statement.
He’s right that the health care law would
survive because most Republicans have no
interest in reprising a partial government
shutdown that sent the party’s approval
ratings plummeting this fall.
But there is no deal yet, and officials in
both parties say Rep. Paul Ryan of
Wisconsin, the chief Republican negotia-
tor, is insisting that any eventual agree-
ment push deficits lower than they would be
if across-the-board cuts were left untouched.
Analysis: Dog of year in Congress whimpers to end
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-
CA, talks about Obamacare in Washington.
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By Michael Rubinkam and Dan Gelston
PHILADELPHIA — Apowerful storm that
crept across the country dumped a mix of
snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-
Atlantic region and headed northeast
Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in
Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands,
threatening as much as a foot of snow in
Delaware and New Jersey and raising con-
cerns about a messy morning commute.
The storm forced the cancellation of thou-
sands of flights across the U.S. and slowed
traffic on roads, leading to a number of acci-
dents, including a fatal crash on the
Pennsylvania Turnpike near Morgantown
that led to a series of fender-benders involv-
ing 50 cars that stranded some motorists for
up to seven hours. More than two dozen
vehicles were involved in another series of
crashes on nearby Interstate 78.
What was forecast in the Philadelphia
area to be a tame storm system with about
an inch of snow gradually changing over to
rain mushroomed into a full-blown snow-
storm that snarled mid-afternoon traffic
along Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania from
the Delaware to New Jersey state lines.
Paul Jones, 24, a youth hockey coach
from Warminster in the Philadelphia sub-
urbs, was on his way to a game in Lancaster
when he got stuck — along with his fiancee,
another coach and three players — in a
major backup on the turnpike.
The roadway was “snow-covered, slick,”
Jones said in an interview from the car,
where he was a passenger and had been at a
standstill for more than an hour.
“People are in and out” of their vehicles,
he said. “Kids are having a snowball fight
on the side of the road, making snow
angels, people are walking their dogs.”
The National Weather Service said the low
pressure system from North Carolina north
to New England was being fed by distur-
bances from the southwest and moist air off
the Atlantic.
The forecast called for the wintry mix to
continue through Sunday, turning to rain
early Monday. Total snow accumulation in
some sections of southeastern
Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New
Jersey could reach 9 to 11 inches, while
other areas could see as little as an inch or
2, said Valerie Meola, meteorologist with
the National Weather Service in Mount
Holly, N.J.
The snow fell so heavily in Philadelphia
on Sunday that yard markers at Lincoln
Financial Field — where the Eagles beat the
Detroit Lions — were completely obscured.
It was almost as bad in Pittsburgh, where the
snow intensified after the opening kickoff.
Philadelphia fan Dave Hamilton, of
Ivyland, layered up for the game, wearing an
Eagles shirt topped with an Eagles sweat-
shirt and Eagles winter coat.
“Twenty-seven years I’ve been a season-
ticket holder, I’ve never seen snow at the
game like this,” he said. “It just kept coming
down. But we are all having fun out there.”
The tracking website Flightaware.com
estimates more than 2,000 flights were can-
celled nationwide as of Sunday afternoon
and more than 6,000 flights were delayed.
That follows two days of similarly difficult
travel conditions.
Philadelphia International Airport had a
temporary ground stop Sunday afternoon
with snow totals around 4 to 6 inches.
Spokeswoman Stacey Jackson said a num-
ber of passengers were expected to remain
in the airport overnight since area hotels
had been full for several days. She said staff
would hand out pillows and blankets to trav-
elers to make them “feel at home even
though they are not.”
Air passengers in the Washington-area
experienced increasing delays as the sea-
son’s first real snowstorm set in. The
Metropolitan Washington Airports
Authority said many flights had been
delayed at Dulles International and Ronald
Reagan Washington National airports.
Virginia, parts of West Virginia and the
metropolitan Washington, D.C., area
braced for blackouts under steady freezing
rain, wet snow and sleet. Parts of northwest
and southwest Virginia and southern West
Virginia were getting snow, while sleet and
freezing rain prevailed west and north of
In Maryland, a chain-reaction accident on
Interstate 81 in Washington County
involving more than 20 vehicles delayed
snow removal efforts for hours. The high-
way was closed for more than three hours
after a tractor-trailer ran into the median to
avoid cars that had spun out. It was hit by
another tractor-trailer that overturned and
spilled its load. Several other tractor-trail-
ers ran off the road and jackknifed as their
drivers tried to avoid the crash.
Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic
A SUV spins out of control and into a ditch
on Interstate 66 in Manassas, Va. outside of
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — In
death, Nelson Mandela unified
South Africans of all races and
backgrounds Sunday on a day of
prayer for the global statesman —
from a vaulted cathedral with
hymns and incense to a rural, hill-
top church with goat-skin drums
and barefoot dancing.
Mandela was remembered in old
bedrocks of resistance to white
domination as well as former bas-
tions of loyalty to apartheid.
“May his long walk to freedom
be enjoyed and realized in our time
by all of us,” worshippers said in a
prayer at the majestic St. George’s
Cathedral in Cape Town, where the
first white settlers arrived cen-
turies ago aboard European ships.
South Africa’s reflection on
Mandela’s astonishing life was a
prelude to a massive memorial in a
Johannesburg stadium Tuesday
that will draw world leaders and
luminaries. They will gather to
mourn, but also to salute the
achievements of the prisoner who
became president and an emblem
of humanity’s best instincts.
The extended farewell — a bit-
tersweet mix of grief and celebra-
tion — ends Dec. 15, when
Mandela is to be buried in his rural
hometown of Qunu in Eastern
Cape province.
The anti-apartheid campaigner
wanted to die in those modest, tra-
ditional surroundings; instead, he
died Thursday at age 95 in his home
in an exclusive Johannesburg area.
He was surrounded by family after
months of a debilitating illness
that required the constant care of a
team of doctors.
Family friend Bantu Holomisa
told The Associated Press that
Mandela wasn’t on life support in
his final hours. He appeared to be
sleeping calmly but it was obvi-
ous that he was finally succumb-
ing, added Holomisa, who said he
saw Mandela about two hours
before his death.
“I’ve seen people who are on
their last hours and I could sense
that he is now giving up,” said
Holomisa, who is the leader of the
United Democratic Movement in
“You could see it is not Madiba
anymore,” Holomisa added, using
Mandela’s clan name.
The government and Mandela’s
family have revealed few details
about Mandela’s death. Ahmed
Kathrada, who was sentenced to
life in prison with Mandela in
1964, said he was informed short-
ly before Mandela’s death that his
old friend had little time left.
Kathrada said Graca Machel,
Mandela’s wife, conveyed the
message to him through another
person that Mandela “will be leav-
ing us that night” and “the doctors
have said, ‘Anytime.”’
The death still came as a shock
to many South Africans, so accus-
tomed to the enduring presence of
the monumental fighter, even
when he retired from public life
years ago and became increasing-
ly frail.
“He was more than just an indi-
vidual soul. He was the exposition
of the African spirit of generosi-
t y,” said the Rev. Michael Weeder,
dean of St. George’s Cathedral.
But he cautioned that the coun-
try still has so much to do.
“The strength of the new South
Africa will be measured in the dis-
tance that the poor and the mar-
ginalized travel from the periph-
ery to the center of our society, ”
Weeder said.
South Africans of all faiths pray for Mandela
People attend a special Sunday morning service dedicated to Nelson
Mandela at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town.
By Jim Heintz
and Yuras Karmanua
KIEV, Ukraine — Hundreds of
thousands of protesters poured into
the streets of Ukraine’s capital on
Sunday, toppling a statue of former
Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and
blockading key government build-
ings in an escalating standoff with
the president over the future of the
The biggest demonstration in the
former Soviet republic since
Ukraine’s pro-democracy Orange
Revolution in 2004 led the govern-
ment to fire back. It announced an
investigation of opposition leaders
for an alleged attempt to seize
power and warned the demonstra-
tors they could face criminal
The West pressed for a peaceful
Hundreds of thousands of
Ukrainians flooded the center of
Kiev, the capital, to demand
President Viktor Yanukovych’s
ouster after he ditched ties with the
European Union in favor of Russia
and sent police to break up an earli-
er protest in the nearly three-week
“Ukraine is tired of Yanukovych.
We need new rules. We need to com-
pletely change those in power,” said
protester Kostyantyn Meselyuk,
42. “Europe can help us.”
Packing Independence Square as
far as the eye could see, Ukrainians
waving EU flags sang the national
anthem and shouted “Resignation!”
and “Down with the gang!” in a ref-
erence to Yanukovych’s regime.
“I am convinced that after these
events, dictatorship will never sur-
vive in our country,” world boxing
champion and top opposition
leader Vitali Klitschko told
reporters. “People will not tolerate
when they are beaten, when their
mouths are shut, when their princi-
ples and values are ignored.”
As darkness fell, the conflict
escalated further with protesters
blockading key government build-
ings in Kiev with cars, barricades
and tents.
The protests have had an anti-
Russian component because Russia
had worked aggressively to derail
the EU deal with threats of trade
retaliation against Ukraine.
About half a mile (1 kilometer)
from the main square, one group of
anti-government protesters top-
pled the city’s landmark statue of
Lenin and decapitated it Sunday
Protesters then took turns beat-
ing on the torso of the fallen statue,
while others lined up to collect a
piece of the stone. The crowd chant-
ed “Glory to Ukraine!”
“Goodbye, Communist legacy,”
Andriy Shevchenko, an opposition
lawmaker, wrote on Twitter.
The demonstrations erupted last
month after Yanukovych shelved a
long-planned treaty with the 28-
nation European Union to focus on
ties with Russia. They were also
galvanized by police violence and
fears that Yanukovych was on the
verge of bringing his country into a
Russian-led economic alliance,
which critics say could end
Ukraine’s sovereignty.
“It’s not just a simple revolu-
tion,” Oleh Tyahnybok, an opposi-
tion leader with the national
Svoboda party, told the crowd in a
fiery speech from a giant stage.
“It’s a revolution of dignity.”
Ukraine’s largest anti-government protest since 2004
A man holds a sledgehammer as he smashes a statue of Soviet state
founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters during a rally
organized by supporters of European Union integration in Kiev.
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Mandela hypocrisy
As the world celebrates the life and
legacy of Nelson Mandela, some
things should be made clear.
Everything that is said and done for
him by the West is based on the huge
feeling of shame and guilt about what
happend to him and his people. The
reason is that America knew about
Apartheid in the ’60s, the ’70s and
the ’80s and never did anything about
it. It wasn’t until Artists Against
Apartheid, formed by Stevie Van Zant
of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band
in 1985, that pressure was brought to
our government to enact a change.
Mandela fought against racial separa-
tion started by the English in South
Africa. After the Sharpesville
Massacre of 1960, his organization,
the African National Congress (ANC),
started a long campaign of bombings
and assasinations around South
Africa. He was arrested as a terrorist
in 1962 with the help of the
American CIAand considered such by
every Western nation. The ANC was
considered a terrorist group until
2008. Some people tried to color the
record by saying he was convicted of
sabotage and conspiracy (another way
of saying terrorism). All of a sudden,
in the late 1980s, the U.S. govern-
ment changed its mind about Nelson
Mandela. This is similar to what it did
about Moammar Gadhafi, who blew a
U.S. airliner out of the sky in 1988
and killed 250 innocent people.
Then, he got visited by Condoleeza
Rice, who said, “His record against
terrorism is excellent.”
Mandela thanked Gadhafi and Iran
for help during his “darkest hours.”
This, while U.S. president Bill
Clinton stood beside him at a press
conference in the 1990s. So, if
Nelson Mandela’s struggle is so
respected now, then other organiza-
tions in the world fighting for similar
causes should be respected as well,
like the struggle for freedom in North
Ireland, which also started peacefully.
Patrick Field
Palo Alto
Mom-and-pop lumber yards
This week we were told we will
soon lose a small independent lumber
yard (Palo Alto Lumber) in Redwood
City. I am the third generation owner
of a 75-year-old single location inde-
pendent lumber yard. We have a fourth
generation working here now. I have
worked here most of my life for 50
Palo Alto Lumber is much like my
business in that it is a family-run
business. We know our customers’
names and they know us. We are like
family to many or our customers. If
you have never been to a business
like this, the clock is ticking. Once
upon a time, the Bay Area was full of
small lumber yards like this. But now
the number is dwindling due to numer-
ous circumstances. The Great
Recession, the advent of big-box
stores (Lowe’s and The Home Depot),
retirement, etc. are just a few of the
reasons these family type lumber
yards are going away.
If you have never been to a lumber
yard of this type, you are missing
out. You cannot buy this kind of
experience online. These are busi-
nesses which are most likely in your
neighborhood, which enables you to
buy local. What they give back to
your neighborhood as far as commu-
nity service is priceless.
If these small lumber yards go away
(that appears to be the trend), we will
be in big trouble. No matter how big
Home Depot and Lowe’s are, there are
a lot of goods and services they can-
not provide. Sponsor your small lum-
ber yard and hardware stores while
they still exist.
David Thom
San Carlos
Mandela and Obama
Nelson Mandela, who spent one-
third of his life as a political prisoner
in racist South Africa, later used his
eloquence and his stature to heal that
nation and bring together its people.
Barack Obama, who spent most of his
life in the privileged, elitist schools
of Hawaii and the Ivy League, sadly,
it seems, has used his eloquence and
his stature to do just the opposite.
Scott Abramson
San Mateo
Letters to the editor
The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
ublic health menaces originat-
ing in such disparate places as
Asian slums and American
hospitals are proving very difficult to
eradicate even though they kill tens
of thousands of victims a year.
Obamacare isn’t the only health
care issue that needs attention.
The Haitian cholera epidemic that
has killed nearly 9,000 and sickened
715,000 in Haiti and the Dominican
Republic since it broke out in 2010
has now spread to Mexico, and it
could possibly cross the border into
the United States.
Evidence of the disease has also
been found in Cuba, Chile, Venezuela,
Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.
That epidemic has its origins in
Bangladesh and was very likely trans-
mitted to Haiti by a United Nations
peacekeeper from Nepal billeted at a
camp where sewage wastes spilled
into streams used as water supply by
Haitians. The U.N. is being sued in a
U.S. federal court case seeking finan-
cial compensation for victims.
Cholera can spread rapidly in coun-
tries with poor sanitation. The last
time it reached Mexico, in 1992, it
was not eradicated until 2002. That
time the epidemic was stopped at the
U.S.-Mexico border. But the United
States might not be so fortunate this
time. Likening cholera to the plague,
Ebola and pandemic influenza, Dr.
Edward Ryan of Massachusetts
General Hospital told National Public
Radio, “It is one of the ones that tests
the (public health) system.”
Unfortunately, a recently developed
vaccine against cholera is not widely
Another threat comes from drug-
resistant “superbugs,” bacteria that
have evolved immunity from avail-
able antibiotics.
The federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention reported in
September that more than 2 million
Americans are infected by these bacte-
ria every year and that they cause
23,000 deaths. It announced that
three of these bugs were “particularly
frightening,” and said that finding
cures should be considered “urgent.”
Solutions must be found to these
mounting menaces.
The administration and a divided
Congress should be paying attention
to the problem, and providing sup-
port to public health and research
agencies, as needed.
Battling the bad-news bugs Right turns
on red lights
friend was recently riding on Fifth Avenue in down-
town San Mateo when a car made a right-hand turn
on a red light and knocked him off his bike. The
driver, in a rush, didn’t bother to see if his path was clear.
For those few seconds of saved time, the driver caused the
injured cyclist months of pain, hospitalization, surgery and
probably years of lost mobility.
We all take those red light turns as a right and not a
responsibility. I have been guilty myself of a couple of
close calls both as a careless driver and as an almost
knocked-down pedestrian. Now when I cross the street and
someone has the legal right to make a turn on a red light or
at a stop sign, I wait until I make sure the driver sees me.
Especially at this time of year when everyone seems in a
rush to shop, to travel, to get to and from work, it’s a good
idea to observe some red light and stop sign etiquette.
To make the long trip on Highway 101 to Southern
California less tedious, we borrowed three audiobooks from
the San Mateo library. Two were mysteries but the third,
“The Hellhound of Wall
Street,” by Michael Perino,
an account of the 1933
Senate hearings which put
Wall Street on trial for the
Great Crash, was by far the
most riveting. It was the
story of Ferdinand Pecora’s
examination of Wall Street’s
leading bankers which
exposed financial abuses
such as selling worthless
bonds, manipulating stock
prices and “excessive com-
pensation and bonuses
awarded to its executives for
peddling shoddy securities
to the American public.”
Sounded all too familiar, it hurt. But what was different
was that the hearing began under a Republican president,
Herbert Hoover in the last days of his presidency, and that the
Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking
and Currency was a progressive, Peter Norbeck from South
Dakota. Norbeck was well aware of the pain inflicted on farm-
ers in his home state during the Depression and he was not
afraid to support a vigorous investigation. He was aided by
fellow progressive Republican James Couzens of Michigan.
Pecora, though mostly forgotten today, was a hero to the many
who had lost their life’s savings and their jobs because of the
actions of National City Bank and other financial institutions.
Pecora was born in Sicily, Italy, the son of a factory work-
er. Through hard work, he became one of New York’s top
prosecuting attorneys. Pecora relentlessly grilled the most
famous names in finance and exposed a stock market manip-
ulated by speculators at the expense of small investors
Pecora showed that Albert Wiggin of Chase and Charles
Mitchell of National City had shorted Chase shares during
the crash, profiting from falling prices. He also revealed
that Mitchell and top officers at National City had helped
themselves to $2.4 million in interest-free loans from the
bank’s coffers to ease them through the crash. National City
had also palmed off bad loans by packing them into securi-
ties and selling them to unsuspecting investors.
The hearing resulted in new laws and regulations aimed at
preventing a Depression-size calamity from befalling the
country again. What few anticipated was how short-lived
those laws and regulations would be. The abuses highlighted
by the Pecora Commission are similar to the abuses that led
to the recent financial meltdown. But unlike the Pecora com-
mission, Congress has been reluctant to investigate what
went wrong. No Wall Street executives have been questioned
for days at a time by a skilled interrogator such as Pecora.
Sad to hear about the passing of Frances Nelson, daughter
of David Bohannon, and the owner of the Hillsdale
Shopping Center. Frances was the very opposite of an
absentee owner. She was very interested and involved in
what was happening in San Mateo, attended many council
and committee meetings, and gave generously to local
charities. She was a dynamic force in the community and
will be missed. Fortunately, her legacy, the shopping cen-
ter, has a robust future despite the shelving of recent
expansion plans. These included a new Target store and a
luxury movie (where seats are reserved and food and drink
can be ordered and served while you watch the movie). The
reason: Target is feeling overextended. It already has a suc-
cessful store in San Mateo at the Bridgepointe Shopping
Center and plans for a new store in Palo Alto have also
been put on hold. Let’s hope the theater is still in the
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By Michael Gormley
ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal
bankruptcy court’s decision in
Detroit last week putting that
city’s constitutionally protected
public pension on the table for
cuts cracks the door open for pen-
sion reductions in New York.
The concern among unions is
that the assurance that New
York’s public workers have oper-
ated under since 1938 — that pen-
sions “shall not be diminished or
impaired” — could now be threat-
ened by local governments fight-
ing off insolvency.
“It’s a turning point. ... What
has been sacred — pensions —
are not sacred anymore,” said
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner,
who has been a leader in seeking
action to save New York’s dis-
tressed municipalities from
insolvency. That has so far been
avoided through higher taxes and
layoffs and reducing services.
The Detroit decision could give
struggling municipalities lever-
age in negotiating other conces-
sions to avoid bankruptcy court.
Miner said Albany — where
politicians’ campaigns benefit
greatly from organized labor’s
money, volunteers and votes —
will also have to take notice. She
and some other local leaders have
long sought far more action from
Albany, including relief from
unfunded, state-mandated pro-
Now, inaction could drive a
municipality to bankruptcy for
relief and be worse for unions.
State Comptroller Thomas
DiNapoli has determined at least
23 cities, counties and towns
from Niagara Falls to Nassau
County are significantly or mod-
erately stressed. Seventeen oth-
ers from Erie County to the
Adirondacks town of Newcomb
are “susceptible” to stress.
In November, Gov. Andrew
Cuomo signed a law to allow
Rockland County to borrow $96
million to address its deficit,
even as county taxes rise to help
meet the shortfall.
“While municipal bankruptcy
has never happened in New York,
it is clearly not beyond the realm
of possibility,” said Peter Baynes
of the New York Conference of
Mayors. He said the state must
help more because the problem
bleeds beyond city lines.
The stressed New York munici-
palities share many of the same
pressures as Detroit: Aging com-
munities losing population,
leaving diminished tax bases
strapped by a legacy of growing
health care and pension costs
from historically large public
workforces. The result has driven
away employers and young New
For some, the judge’s decision
to make Detroit’s pension fair
game came as no surprise. They
saw it happen 40 years ago, and it
helped save New York City from
With New York City facing
default, United Federation of
Teachers union President Albert
Shanker met with Gov. Hugh
Carey in the apartment of Richard
Ravitch, who Carey brought in to
prevent the city’s bankruptcy.
They agreed pensions would have
to be on the table to negotiate a
survival short of that.
The reality that entering bank-
ruptcy would end the constitu-
tional protection of pensions
“was critical ... we never would
have gotten the unions,” said
Ravitch, who later served as lieu-
tenant governor. He and former
Federal Reserve Chairman Paul
Volcker issued a nonpartisan task
force report in 2012 that said
states are grappling with long-
term budget problems, including
pension costs.
Unions representing nearly 2
million public workers and
retirees statewide, most with pen-
sions of $20,000 to $43,000 a
year, say the Detroit decision is
cruel, unfair and unnecessary in
New York.
“This was a ruling that should
send chills through every work-
ing American,” said Stephen
Madarasz of the Civil Service
Employees Association union,
which represents 265,000 mem-
bers. “It really suggests that any
semblance of the social compact
is dead.”
Madarasz said he fears the rul-
ing will be used at the negotiat-
ing table as leverage by
“unscrupulous” politicians.
“They will probably do that at
their own peril,” he said.
Illinois has already trimmed
some retiree benefits, and
Stockton, Calif., has cut the cost
of retiree health care.
“This should remind them of
what Hugh Carey was reminding
city workers 40 years ago,” said
E.J. McMahon of the Empire
Center for Public Policy, a fiscal-
ly conservative think tank. “That
all bets are off.”
Detroit ruling opens threat to N.Y. worker pensions
By Tom Hays
NEW YORK — The last time
Morton Chalek visited Bernard
Madoff’s office, the then-trusted
investment adviser gave him the
customary warm welcome.
“Hey, Mort, come on over, ”
Chalek recalled Madoff saying
before giving him more good
news about his portfolio.
The World War II veteran saw no
risk investing with the affable
Madoff. But two months after that
last meeting, on Dec. 11, 2008, the
headlines told him he’d been had.
With the fifth anniversary of the
exposure of Madoff’s massive
Ponzi scheme approaching,
Chalek lives with a disdain for
Madoff that gnaws at him daily.
He’s among a legion of former
investors still struggling to move
on after seeing their life savings
go up in flames.
“It’s frustrating as hell, believe
me,” the 90-year-old great-grand-
father and native New Yorker said
in a recent
interview at his
M a n h a t t a n
The man
Chalek sarcas-
tically refers to
as “good old
B e r n i e ”
revealed to the
FBI that his
firm was a Ponzi scheme of epic
proportions. Account statements
for thousands of clients showing
$60 billion in assets — Chalek’s
account stood at $2.3 million —
were fiction.
Of the roughly $17.5 billion in
principal that was real, most of it
was gone. Authorities say it was
paid out as fake profits or raided by
Madoff’s family and cronies.
Acourt-appointed trustee has so
far recovered more than $9.5 bil-
lion to redistribute to burned
clients through an ongoing
claims process. Victims who
invested through third-party
“feeder funds” recently became eli-
gible to make claims for an addi-
tional $2.35 billion collected
through forfeitures, including
funds from Madoff’s wife, Ruth.
The victims have watched
Madoff get a 150-year prison term
in Butner, N.C., his brother and
business partner, Peter, sent away
for 10 years and five former
employees go on trial on charges
they were in on the scheme. The
trial, which began in October,
resumes Monday.
Despite the recovery effort and
criminal prosecutions, some 5-
year-old wounds haven’t healed. A
judge received several anguished
letters from former investors before
the sentencing of Peter Madoff in
December 2012, including an
unusual appeal by a Madoff in-law.
Robert Roman, the husband of
Ruth Madoff’s sister, wrote that
they, too, were victims of the
fraud. But he also sought mercy for
the younger sibling of the now-
vilified con man.
Peter Madoff’s “fear of his
brother’s domination and back-
yard bullying, personally wit-
nessed in real time by me, should
not have prevailed,” he wrote. But
he added, “My family will not cast
one stone for that failure.”
Chalek also wrote the court to
“vent his spleen over the Madoff
fiasco.” In his letter, he described
standing in line to enlist in the
military after Pearl Harbor and fly-
ing 23 combat missions as a U.S.
airman in Europe.
Once home from the war, Chalek
pursued the American dream: He
started a grocery on Long Island
and got hired by an advertising
agency in Manhattan that he ended
up buying. He sold the business
late in life at a price that he thought
would take care of him in retire-
ment and keep his family financial-
ly secure when he was gone.
In the early 2000s, Chalek met
Madoff, who was a golfing buddy
of a friend of his father’s. Given
Madoff’s on-paper returns, the
chance to invest was too good to
pass up.
“It was always beautiful,” he
said. “He was always the easiest
guy to do business with. ... It went
on like this for years.”
Since the fraud was exposed,
Chalek says he hasn’t been repaid
one penny. The trustee has deemed
him a “net winner” — meaning he
and his family took out more from
their Madoff account than was put
in — a determination he’s disput-
ing in bankruptcy court.
Chalek now gets by on Social
Security, veterans’ benefits and the
companionship of retired educator
Fran Reiss, a close friend who
moved in with him after his wife
died about a decade ago.
Reiss, 79, also lost her savings
in the Madoff scheme but has tried
to keep a sense of humor about it.
She recounted how in the after-
math of Madoff’s arrest, she and a
friend spotted Madoff’s wife, Ruth
— by then, recognizable from a
wave of news stories — walking
on a Manhattan street in an expen-
sive-looking leather jacket.
“That’s some coat,” the friend
“I know,” Reiss responded. “I’m
the one who bought it for her. ”
Madoff fraud still stings ex-clients 5 years later
Bernard Madoff
San Francisco 49ers silence Seattle Seahawks
Frank Gore goes on a 51-yard run on the game-winning drive for the 49ers.
By Janie McCauley
saw a huge hole with the clock
ticking down and his team trail-
ing, and went for it with every-
thing he had.
Maybe not a season-saving 51-
yard burst, but darn close to it.
The San Francisco 49ers are far
from ready to hand over their two-
year division reign — and certain-
ly not on their home field, where
they rarely lose against the NFC
Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard
field goal with 26 seconds remain-
ing and the Niners held off the
Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday, deny-
ing Seattle a chance to clinch the
division at Candlestick Park.
“We’re playing for our lives,”
wideout Anquan Boldin said.
“We’re playing playoff football
right now. It’s win or go home.”
Gore broke for his big gain with
just more than four minutes left,
sparking the key 11-play, 76-yard
drive that helped the 49ers (9-4)
stop the playoff-bound Seahawks
(11-2) from grabbing away the
West in San Francisco.
Dawson’s fourth field goal gave
him 20 successful attempts in a
row, a franchise record topping
Joe Nedney’s 18 consecutive
kicks in 2006-07.
Russell Wilson threw a 39-yard
touchdown pass to Luke Willson
and Marshawn Lynch ran for an
11-yard score for Seattle, denied a
franchise-best sixth road victory
in its fifth straight loss at The
“I don’t know if it was their
Super Bowl, but they played a
great game,” Seahawks defensive
end Red Bryant said.
The 49ers are unbeaten at home
against the West since losing to
the Seahawks on Oct. 26, 2008.
See 49ERS, Page 15
By Nathan Mollat
SAN JOSE – There is no “I” in
team — or in “Andrew Segre” for
that matter — but the senior run-
ning back put on an eye-popping
show in the Central Coast
Section Division IV champi-
onship game Saturday night at
Independence High School.
Segre — a 5-11, 190-pound
back who is at
full speed after
his second step
— rushed for
an astonishing
357 yards and
six touchdowns on 29 carries as
he led the top-seeded Gators to a
56-21 win over No. 6 Pacific
Grove to capture their second
straight Division IV crown.
“That’s a fantasy day,” said
Gators defensive end Nic
Collazo, who racked up three of
the Gators’ six sacks on defense.
“It’s great (for a defense) to have
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By Terry Bernal
Menlo seemed to be in complete
control Saturday against Francis
The Nor Cal champion Knights got
their feet on the ground early in the
state championship game at Santiago
Canyon College by winning Game 1,
then taking a seemingly insurmount-
able six-point lead to force game-
point in Game 2.
Then it all collapsed.
Francis Parker rallied from behind to
win Game 2 en route to rolling through
three consecutive sets to capture its
second straight California
Interscholastic Federation champi-
onship, and the team’s eighth in
school history — 21-25, 30-28, 25-
15, 25-16.
“We were up 24-18 in Game 2, and
then things just fell apart,” Menlo
head coach Steve Cavella said.
Up until that point, Menlo (32-6)
was enjoying its typical well-balanced
success. The Knights tabbed 25 digs in
the first set with the defensive pres-
ence of libero Melissa Cairo, outside
hitter Maddie Huber, and defensive
specialist Jessica Houghton.
But it was Menlo middle blocker
Morgan Dressel who shined early on
both sides of the ball. The senior
totaled 10 match kills, four blocks,
and a .400 hitting percentage. Dressel
paced the attack in Game 1, in which
Menlo fired 15 set kills.
The success carried into Game 2.
With the set deadlocked at 11-11 ,
Menlo generated a go-ahead point
with its patented fluidity – a perfect
backcourt dig by Cairo to put the ball
right at net for junior setter Elisa
Merten, who in turn put one of her 41
match sets right on the mark for an Air
Jordan-esque left-side kill by Huber.
The point gave Menlo a 12-11 advan-
tage. Houghton then helped extend the
lead with back-to-back aces.
“I felt like, at that point, we were
serving the right people and putting a
good amount of pressure on them,”
Cavella said. “And then, from that
point, we just kind of got stuck … and
either we couldn’t get a kill, we could-
n’t get a good pass … it just didn’t
seem, just for that one point that we
needed, it seemed we couldn’t get it.”
Indeed, Parker (29-5) looked rejuve-
nated after rallying through seven
straight Menlo set points to force
overtime. The Lancers thrived with
clutch front-row play by outside hitter
Michaela Dews and setter Jenn
Wineholt, who kept Menlo’s hitters in
check late in Game 2. In overtime,
Parker finally capped the set with a 12-
4 run to even the match a 1-1.
“At the point where we lost Game 2,
that just fired up Francis Parker a lot,
and was kind of emotionally deflating
for our team,” Cavella said. “The first
two games, I think we were ourselves.
Then the last two (games), I feel like
we maybe struggled a little bit to focus
on the present and [on] what we needed
to do ‘right now’ to win, versus what
just happened in Game 2. And it was
compounded by the fact that Game 3
didn’t go very well either. ”
Parker got out to a substantial lead
in Game 3, fueled by a big service run
by the hot hand of Wineholt. With a
stunned Menlo team still trying to
recuperate on the other side of the
court, Lancers sophomore Slen Gallop
fired a left-side kill to end it, giving
Parker a 2-1 match lead.
In Game 4, Wineholt went on anoth-
er big service run to help Parker to a 5-
0 lead, before junior Claire Nussbaum
tabbed four service points to extend
the lead to 10-1. And with Menlo out
of system, Parker put the pedal to the
metal to cruise to victory.
“I think everybody was a little dis-
appointed about not winning,”
Cavella said. “At the same time, I
think everybody was proud about what
we accomplished this season. It’s not
easy to make it to a state champi-
onship, and I think the girls were
obviously disappointed that they did-
n’t win [Saturday]. But they played
hard and did a good job. And I think
given some more time, they’ll be able
to look back on their season with
some pride.”
Menlo has a lot to be proud of. In
winning its fifth Nor Cal champi-
onship last Tuesday, the Princeton-
bound senior and West Bay Athletic
League MVP Huber surpassed the 300-
kill plateau, finishing with 306 kills
on the season. With opposite hitter
Lida Vandermeer’s team-high 12 kills
Saturday, she totaled 286 kills.
Dressel tabbed 10 kills Saturday to
surpass the 200-kill plateau, finishing
her senior season with 207 kills and a
team-best 89 blocks. Cairo totaled
523 digs on the year and Merten pro-
duced 1,087 assists.
What’s more, the 2013 Menlo team
leaves a legacy of having played with
charisma and exuberance stemming
not only from its players’ sheer love
of the game, but also from the team-
mates obvious love of playing togeth-
“They’re a focused group, but
they’re also laid back and like to play
loose,” Cavella said. “They’re a team,
but they’re also a group of good
And the group of good friends will
be remembered as one of the greatest
teams in Menlo history.
Menlo volleyball falls short
of first state championship
PASADENA — Michigan State and Stanford have been
selected for the Rose Bowl’s centennial.
The No. 4 Spartans will face the fifth-ranked Cardinal on
Jan. 1 in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl game, pitting
two venerable programs in Pasadena’s traditional Midwest-
West Coast intersectional matchup.
Michigan State (12-1) upset Ohio State in the Big Ten
championship game on Saturday to earn its first trip to
Pasadena since Jan. 1, 1988, when the Spartans beat USC
Stanford (11-2) is back in Pasadena for the second
straight season after trouncing Arizona State in the Pac-12
title game on Saturday. The powerful Cardinal held off
Wisconsin 20-14 last season for the school’s first Rose
Bowl victory in 40 years.
Florida St-Auburn title game to usher out BCS era
As college football prepares for the final Bowl
Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn
championship game, it’s easy to see why the coming four-
team playoff won’t solve all the postseason problems.
Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe?
It sort of worked out this season. Top-ranked Florida
State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular
season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in dominating
fashion. Auburn (12-1) won the Southeastern Conference,
and among the teams with imperfect records the Tigers’
resume is best.
The pairings become official Sunday night when the final
BCS standings came out, but there’s no question about 1
and 2. It’ll be the ‘Noles and Tigers at the Rose Bowl on
Jan. 6 for the national championship.
In the other marquee bowls:
— Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
— Clemson will play Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.
— Baylor will play UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.
Stanford, Michigan State
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The scuttlebutt before kickoff of the
Central Coast Section Division IV football
championship game Saturday night was that
the winner was rumored to be in line for the
CIF Division III Northern California bowl
game — and one win away from the
California state championship title game.
Following Sacred Heart Prep’s 56-21 dis-
mantling of Pacific Grove, Gators coach
Peter Lavarato was asked about playing in
the Nor Cal title game.
“I’d love to play another game,” Lavarato
He and his Gators will get their chance.
Sacred Heart Prep, along with CCS Open
Division champion Serra, became the first
two San Mateo County teams to be chosen
to play in the Nor Cal championship game.
Serra (10-2) will play Del Oro-Loomis (12-
2) in the Division I title game, while the
Gators (12-2) will face El Cerrito (12-2), the
North Coast Section Division III champion.
The winner of the Nor Cal championship
games in Divisions I, II, III and IVwill play
their Southern California counterparts in
the state title game. The teams that play in
the regional games are selected by a 16-
member panel, which is charged with
choosing the teams. The main criteria being
that all representatives must be section
This is only the second year regional
championship games will be used to deter-
mine state bowl participants.
Serra will host Del Oro at San Jose City
College 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Golden
Eagles play in the Sierra Football League in
the Sac-Joaquin Section. They’ve won 11
straight since a 41-3 loss to De La Salle in
Week 3. They own wins over James Logan-
Union City, Grant-Sacramento and league
powers Granite Bay and Rocklin.
In El Cerrito, SHP will face the most ath-
letic team they’ve seen this year – by far.
The Gauchos won their first-ever NCS cham-
pionship behind the play of a quartet of
Division I commits.
The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at De Anza High School in
Serra and SHP will represent CCS
in CIF Regional championships
By Mike Farrell
Allen was irked by several failures in his
Oakland Raiders’ latest
defeat: a slow start,
turnovers and shaky spe-
cial teams.
The biggest culprit was
the defense, especially in
the second half when the
Raiders tried to mount a
comeback in the New
York Jets’ 37-27 victory
“Unfortunately, every
time that we got ourselves back in the ball-
game by going down and scoring,” Allen
said, “defensively, we couldn’t make it hold
Aweek after being benched, rookie Geno
Smith threw a touchdown pass and ran for
another score as the Jets (6-7) set a season
high for points and stopped a three-game
skid against the leaky Raiders defense.
Matt McGloin threw two touchdown pass-
es for the Raiders (4-9) and fullback Marcel
Reece, starting because Oakland was down
three injured running backs, had a 63-yard
touchdown run.
Oakland has lost three straight overall,
and 13 in a row in games played in the
Eastern time zone.
“Today is as bad as we played this whole
season,” safety Charles Woodson said. “It
was really embarrassing to be part of it. We
looked like the Bad News Bears out there. I
do want to give a lot of credit to our offense.
They never stopped fighting and really gave
us a chance to still be in the game.”
After falling behind 20-3, Oakland got on
the scoreboard right away in the second half
as Reece zipped up the middle for a 63-yard
touchdown. The Jets came right back as
Smith ran for an 8-yard score.
McGloin connected with Rod Streater on a
48-yard touchdown pass on a ball threaded
between Ed Reed and Antonio Cromartie,
who smacked into each other that made it
27-17 in the third quarter.
“As an offense we settled in, made some
adjustments at halftime, which was good to
see,” McGloin said. “We played well in the
second half and competed.”
But Chris Ivory blasted into the end zone
from 15 yards, slipping out of three tackle
attempts and dragging a fourth Raiders
defender over the goal line for a 37-20 lead.
The play was set up by Smith’s 32-yard
Nick Folk kicked three field goals for New
York and Antonio Allen blocked a punt and
returned it for a score to help the Jets avoid
their first four-game losing streak under Rex
“Man, we needed that in the worst way, ”
Ryan said, “to say the least.”
Smith ended a miserable stretch that
included getting benched last week by
throwing his first touchdown pass since
Week 7. He finished 16 of 25 for 219 yards
with an interception, and ran five times for
50 yards.
While not eliminated, the Raiders will
need to sweep the final three games, and get
a lot of help, to make the playoffs.
“We’ve got some tough guys on this team
and I don’t think guys will quit playing
regardless of where we’re at as a team,”
Woodson said.
With Oakland trailing 10-0, Terrelle Pryor
came in at quarterback on the Raiders’ third
offensive series, a planned entrance to help
offset the Raiders’ lack of running backs
with Darren McFadden, Rashad Jennings
and Jeremy Stewart all inactive with
“We wanted to get him in early in the
game and then evaluate it and see how it
went after that,” Allen said.
Pryor led a drive capped by a 41-yard field
goal by Janikowski.
Then McGloin returned and, on third-and-
9 from the 3, Reed got his 62nd career inter-
ception and first as a Jet to lead to a field
Allen blocked Marquette King’s punt,
recovered it and returned it for a touchdown
to put New York ahead 20-3.
Raiders struggle again in 37-27 loss to Jets
Dennis Allen
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
(scoring) support on the board.”
The 29 carries tied a season high for
Segre, who also carried the ball 29
times in the Gators’ 35-12 win over
Seaside in the CCS opener. But the 357
yards was easily a season — if not
career — high.
Segre knew his workload would
increase in the championship game as
his running mate Ricky Grau, who has
rushed for just shy of 1,0000 yards
this season, did not play on offense
because his left hand was in a bulky
“I knew I’d have to step up,” Segre
“It was like we were running a sin-
gle-back offense,” said SHP coach
Peter Lavorato, whose teams are
known for spreading the ball around to
several runners every game.
“[Saturday], Segre was getting the
ball. We kept [the offense] more sim-
ple this week than we have (previous-
ly during the season).”
All told, SHP racked up 450 yards of
offense, with all but 29 yards coming
on the ground. Matt Odell and Ben
Burr-Kirven combined for 62 yards and
a touchdown on five carries.
“We feel like we can run the ball on
anybody,” Lavorato said. “We wanted
to keep the ball away from their
(Pacific Grove’s) offense.”
Segre did the bulk of his damage in
the first half, carrying the ball 18
times for 267 yards and four touch-
downs as the Gators built a 21-0 before
the Pacific Grove offense could find its
groove offensively.
After forcing the Breakers to punt on
the first drive of the game, SHP wasted
little time in taking a 7-0 lead. After
picking up an initial first down, the
Gators faced second-and-four at their
own 43 before Segre took a handoff.
He bobbed and weaved his way through
the wash at the line of scrimmage,
bounced it to the left sideline before
bulling his way into the end zone from
five yards out for a 57-yard touchdown
After Ben Burr-Kirven picked off a
Pacific Grove pass, Segre went to work
again, this time scoring on a 49-yard
run. He appeared to be stopped just
past the line of scrimmage and after a
stumble, regained his footing and
bolted away from the defense for a 14-
0 SHP lead.
After forcing another Breakers’
punt, Segre struck again. He gained 65
yards during a Gators’ 71-yard scoring
drive, capping it with his third touch-
down of the half from 15 yards out for
a 21-0 SHP lead with 10:47 to play in
the second quarter.
Pacific Grove finally got on the
board following a SHP fumble, but the
Gators responded with Segre’s fourth
touchdown of the half. His 17-yard run
capped an eight-play, 55-yard drive.
Segre went untouched, completely
freezing a defender at the 10-yard line
with a head and shoulder shake.
Pacific Grove found the end zone
again on the final play of the half to
trail 28-14 at halftime.
“At halftime, I didn’t believe it,”
Segre said. “[A performance like that]
only happens to me in video games.”
The Breakers did a better job of con-
taining Segre in the second half, as he
“only” had scoring runs of 10 and 32
yards, but the rest of the SHP offense,
as well as the defense, left its mark.
Burr-Kirven bolted into the end zone
from 23 yards on the Gators’ first pos-
session of the third quarter to put them
up 35-14, but the Breakers responded
with a long scoring drive to stay in the
Add in a sack and Burr-Kirven had a
game that would have been on center
stage if not for Segre’s star turn.
“[Ben Burr-Kirven] is the best high
school football player I’ve ever
coached,” Lavorato said.
But a pair of touchdowns in less than
a minute put the game on ice for the
Gators. First, Segre capped a six-play,
69-yard drive with a 10-yard run — a
score set up by a Mason Randall-to-
Andrew Daschbach 39-yard catch and
On Pacific’s Grove’s ensuing posses-
sion, SHP’s Andrew Robinson stepped
in front of a pass and returned it 55
yards for a pick-6 score to put the
Gators’ up 49-21 with 10:39 to play.
It was another overall strong per-
formance from the Gators defense,
which held Pacific Grove to 298 yards,
a team that came into the champi-
onship averaging more than 450 yards
per game. The Gators also picked off
three passes — JR Hardy sealed the
win with an interception on the final
play of the game – to go along with
the six sacks and bone-jarring hits all
game long.
“We’re good on defense,” Lavorato
said in the understatement of the
Segre capped his magical night with
a 32-yard romp with just under four
minutes to play.
“Our (offensive) line did really
well,” Segre said. “The holes were
Continued from page 11
In an emotionally fueled afternoon of missed chances
and costly penalties, this rivalry game more than lived up
to the hype.
“Enjoy it? Not the word I would use. It’s like going to the
dentist chair for 3 1/2 hours and getting a root canal,”
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. “These games are only for
the tough.”
Eric Wright, who briefly left the game with a head injury,
intercepted a last-ditch deep pass by Wilson with 9 sec-
onds left to seal it.
The two young quarterbacks finished with nearly the
same stats. Wilson went 15 of 25 for 199 yards and a
touchdown with one interception, while counterpart Colin
Kaepernick threw for 175 yards and completed 15 of his 29
passes with a TD and an interception.
Vernon Davis caught an 8-yard touchdown pass just
before halftime to give San Francisco some momentum.
After a home rout of New Orleans on Monday night, the
Seahawks were trying to make it two mammoth wins over
NFC powers in seven days. They hurt themselves several
times down the stretch.
Golden Tate helped put the Seahawks ahead midway
through the fourth quarter with a 38-yard punt return.
Wilson then hit Jermaine Kearse for a 14-yard gain and
first down from the 24. But on third down from the 13,
Wilson was forced to throw out of bounds under pressure.
Seattle settled for Steven Hauschka’s 31-yard field goal
that stayed just inside the left upright with 6:20 remain-
i ng.
While Lynch went over 1,000 yards rushing for the third
straight season and fifth in his eight-year career, he slowed
down in the second half.
Continued from page 11
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ST. PAUL, Minn.— Josh
Harding made 37 saves in another
strong home outing, and the
Minnesota Wild beat the San Jose
Sharks 3-1 on Sunday night
despite recording only 13 shots.
Zach Parise scored twice — once
into an empty net — and Mikko
Koivu added a goal for the Wild,
who have won three of four.
Patrick Marleau scored with
1:41 left for San Jose, which went
1-3 on a four-game trip. The
Sharks, who have lost three in a
row in regulation for the first time
this season, are 0-5-1 in their last
six games in Minnesota.
Antti Niemi made 10 saves.
Parise and Koivu scored second-
period goals to give Minnesota a
2-0 lead. Parise pushed the Wild’s
edge back to two goals when he
scored at 19:54.
Harding, who improved to 13-1
at home, is 16-4-3 overall. He
entered the game with an NHL-best
1.52 goals-against average, and
he moved into a second-place tie
with Niemi and Pittsburgh’s Marc-
Andre Fleury for most wins.
It was the second straight game
Minnesota allowed a high number
of shots. The Wild were outshot
41-20 in a 4-0 loss at Columbus
on Friday.
Harding didn’t play in that
game, and he was more than up to
the task against the Sharks. He
was at his best in the second peri-
od, stopping 21 shots, including
quickly getting his glove up to rob
Joe Pavelski on a slap shot from
the left circle. The Sharks had just
six shots in the third period.
Two days after Sharks coach
Todd McLellan questioned his
team’s energy level following a 5-
3 loss in Carolina, San Jose came
out more aggressive.
The Sharks got the puck deep in
the offensive end and outshot
Minnesota 11-5 in the first period.
Despite Harding giving up a num-
ber of prime rebounds, the Sharks
couldn’t score.
However, a rebound led to
Parise’s first goal early in the sec-
ond period.
With Jason Pominville about to
crash into him, Niemi blocked a
slap shot from Marco Scandella,
but the rebound was picked up by
Parise in front. He quickly shifted
the puck to his backhand and put a
shot into the empty net.
Koivu made it 2-0 a little more
than four minutes later. He
received a drop pass from Jared
Spurgeon just inside the San Jose
blue line, cut to his left, and beat
Niemi with a wrist shot on the
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Niemi was pulled for an extra
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Marleau got the Sharks on the
board by squeezing a rebound
between Harding and the left post.
Harding makes 37 saves,
Wild hold off Sharks 3-1
W L Pct GB
Boston 10 12 .455 —
Toronto 6 12 .333 2
Philadelphia 7 14 .333 2 1/2
Brooklyn 6 14 .300 3
New York 5 14 .263 3 1/2
W L Pct GB
Miami 16 5 .762 —
Atlanta 11 10 .524 5
Washington 9 10 .474 6
Charlotte 9 11 .450 6 1/2
Orlando 6 14 .300 9 1/2
W L Pct GB
Indiana 18 3 .857 —
Detroit 10 11 .476 8
Chicago 8 10 .444 8 1/2
Cleveland 7 13 .350 10 1/2
Milwaukee 4 16 .200 13 1/2
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 15 4 .789 —
Houston 15 7 .682 1 1/2
Dallas 13 8 .619 3
New Orleans 9 10 .474 6
Memphis 9 10 .474 6
W L Pct GB
Portland 17 4 .810 —
Oklahoma City 15 4 .789 1
Denver 12 8 .600 4 1/2
Minnesota 9 11 .450 7 1/2
Utah 4 18 .182 13 1/2
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 13 8 .619 —
Golden State 12 9 .571 1
Phoenix 11 9 .550 1 1/2
L.A. Lakers 10 9 .526 2
Sacramento 5 13 .278 6 1/2
Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 301
Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303
N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 334
Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 407
New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 243
Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 188
Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 291
Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 362
Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321
Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332
Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 326
Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 395
x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205
San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 214
Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257
St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308
New England 10 3 0 .769 349 287
Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 276
N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 337
Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 334
y-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 316
Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 318
Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 372
Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 350
Cincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 244
Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 261
Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 312
Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 324
x-Denver 11 2 0 .846 515 345
Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 224
San Diego 6 7 0 .462 316 291
Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 337
American League
HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP
Chad Qualls on a two-year contract.National League
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with
RHP Brian Wilson on a one-year contract.
National Hockey League
Kostka from Rockford (AHL).
FLORIDA PANTHERS — Loaned D Matt Gilroy to San
Antonio (AHL).
NOTREDAME—AnnouncedNGLouisNixIII will enter
the NFL draft.
RUTGERS—Fireddefensivecoordinator DaveCohen,
quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive line
coach Damian Wroblewski.
Green Bay 22, Atlanta 21
Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26
Kansas City 45,Washington 10
Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6
Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28
Philadelphia 34, Detroit 20
Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28
New England 27, Cleveland 26
N.Y. Jets 37, Oakland 27
Denver 51,Tennessee 28
San Francisco 19, Seattle 17
San Diego 37, N.Y. Giants 14
Arizona 30, St. Louis 10
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
At left, State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, presents the 2013 Senate District 11 Small
Business of the Year Award to Dan and Matt Duggan of Duggan Serra Mortuary Dec. 5.
Honoring small businesses Engagement announcement
Willie and Fai Chan of Burlingame are pleased to announce the engagement of their
daughter Kara Chan to Travis Watts, son of Cindy and the late George Watts of San Mateo.
Chan met Watts while in high school. She graduated from Aragon High School in 2002 and
Travis Watts graduated from Hillsdale High School in 2000.Chan received a bachelor’s degree
in marketing from SFSU and is currently a consultant for Cintas Corporation. Watts is a Child
Development Educator at CCLC for Electronic Arts (EA Sports) and a freelance photographer.
They are both excited to plan their wedding expected to be next October.
Jeffre y Ammenti and Christina Kessler, of Half Moon Bay, gave birth to a baby girl
at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 21, 2013.
JJ and Lauren Schneider, of Palo Alto, gave birth to
a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov.
21, 2013.
Apaar and Jenny Tri vedi, of Mountain View,
gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City Nov. 21, 2013.
Jason and Patricia Malobicky, of Foster City,
gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood
City Nov. 24, 2013.
Bryan and Kristin McDowell, of Sunnyvale, gave birth to a baby girl at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 24, 2013.
Stephen and Audrey Huntsberry, of Belmont, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 25, 2013.
Robert Janssen and Rachel BreedJanssen, of Redwood City, gave birth to a baby
boy at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 25, 2013.
Nicholas Hoh and Lien Pham, of San Mateo, gave birth to a baby girl at Sequoia
Hospital in Redwood City Nov. 26, 2013.
Ariel and Laurel Marks, of San Carlos, gave birth to a baby boy at Sequoia Hospital in
Redwood City Nov. 27, 2013.
State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, honored three Daly City businesses Thursday as
Senate District 11’s Small Businesses of the Year.The awards went to Classic Bowling Center,
Daly City Locksmith and Duggan Serra Mortuary.
Classic Bowling Center is owned by Steve and Matt DeVincenzi.The center provides bowling
opportunities for local youth and is a popular location for community fundraisers,
supporting causes such as Operation Santa Claus and the Emergency Food Pantry. Daly City
Locksmith owners Yvette and Michael Sink have been in business for more than 35 years.
Duggan Serra Mortuary is owned by the Duggan family and operated by Dan, Bill and Matt
Duggan. The family has served the Daly City community for more than 50 years. They have
also contributed to more than 100 community organizations and events,according to Leno’s
office. Leno honored the three companies at a Thursday holiday event hosted by the Daly City-
Colma Chamber of Commerce.
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
dopting a pet as a gift for some-
one else has long been discour-
aged or forbidden by many
humane societies and SPCAs. The fear is
that the pet is more likely to be returned,
like an ugly sweater, or the complete first
season of Duck Dynasty. Of course, no
one studied this — it was assumed. The
one extensive study I know of that did
study this concept found the opposite:
pets given as gifts are less likely to be
returned. Still, some shelters won’t allow
any adoptions the week before Christmas.
But PHS/SPCAsays this month can be the
absolute best time to bring a new pet into
your home. Parents have time off from
work and kids are home from school, mak-
ing this an ideal time to bond with a new
pet. If someone walks into our center and
asks if we adopt out pets as gifts, our
response is, “Yes, we are open to that, but
please tell me more about your thoughts
and the gift recipient.” Our adoption staff
use their judgment and look at each adop-
tion individually. Some situations —
given the pet and potential adopter — may
be fine in terms of a gift, while others will
be inappropriate. In the end, staff can
deny this request when they feel it’s plac-
ing an animal in a bad situation. If folks
are wavering between gifting a pet or not,
we’ll recommend an adoption gift certifi-
cate or, for something more fun, buying
an item from our gift shop like a collar, or
treats, wrapping the item and including a
card explaining that you will take the gift
recipient to PHS/SPCAto find the pet of
their dreams. Lastly, if you are still look-
ing for the perfect holiday card, visit our
Center for Compassion from noon to 4
p.m., Saturday, Dec., 14: it’s the final
chance to have your pet pose with Santa.
Scott oversees PHS/SPCA’s Adoption,
Behavior and Training, Education, Outreach,
Field Services, Cruelty Investigation,
Volunteer and Media/PR program areas and
staff from the new Tom and Annette Lantos
Center for Compassion.
By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK — In its second
weekend at the box office, the
Disney animated tale “Frozen”
finally cooled off “The Hunger
Games: Catching Fire,” while the
week’s lone new wide-release “Out
of the Furnace” wasn’t a match for
either blockbuster.
According to studio estimates
Sunday, “Frozen” led the multi-
plexes with a haul of $31.6 mil-
lion over the weekend, taking
over the top spot from “Catching
Fire.” Lionsgate’s “Hunger
Games” sequel had topped the box
office for the last two weeks, but
slid to second with $27 million in
its third week of release.
Relativity Media’s steel-town
drama “Out of the Furnace,” star-
ring Christian Bale and Casey
Affleck, posed no challenge for
the bigger blockbuster holdovers.
It opened with $5.3 million, good
enough for third place on what’s
typically a quiet early December
weekend, sandwiched between
Thanksgiving and the coming
holiday season releases.
But it was an excellent weekend
for Hollywood, with box office up
16.9 percent over the same week-
end last year. Opening in a limited
release of four theaters, the Coen
brothers’ folk tale “Inside Llewyn
Davis” also had one of the year’s
highest per-theater averages of
$100,500 for CBS Films.
With only a handful of
moviegoing weeks left in the
year, the strong weekend boosts
the year’s chances of exceeding
2012’s record box office. This
year may surpass last year’s $10.8
billion domestic box office, said
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media
analyst for box-office tracker
“We’re running just slightly
ahead of last year’s record pace,”
said Dergarabedian. “It’s going to
be really close.”
Dergarabedian expects next
week’s big release, Warner Bros.’
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Smaug,” to open in the neighbor-
hood of Peter Jackson’s first
“Hobbit” film, “An Unexpected
Journey,” which debuted with
$84.6 million last year. This
weekend’s new releases were mini-
mal since “The Hobbit” is expect-
ed to dominate the marketplace
next weekend.
Both “Frozen” and “Catching
Fire” continued to show legs
around the world. “Catching Fire”
added $44.3 million internation-
ally, bringing its global cumula-
tive total to $673.4 million over
four weeks. With many millions
still to come, “Catching Fire” has
already almost equaled the $691.2
million worldwide of the 2012
“Frozen,” too, has found strong
business abroad. It added $30.6
million internationally over the
In its second week of limited
release, the Weinstein Co.’s
biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to
Freedom,” starring Idris Elba,
continued to play in four theaters,
earning an average of $19,400
per-theater. The Weinstein Co. has
said it’s not altering the movie’s
release following the death of
South African leader Nelson
Mandela on Thursday. “Mandela”
opens wide on Christmas.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday
through Sunday at U.S. and
Canadian theaters, according to
Rentrak. Where available, latest
international numbers for Friday
through Sunday are also included.
Final domestic figures will be
released Monday.
1.”Frozen,” $31.6 million
($30.6 million international).
2.”The Hunger Games: Catching
Fire,” $27 million ($44.3 million
3.”Out of the Furnace,” $5.3
4.”Thor: The Dark World,” $4.7
million ($5.4 million interna-
5.”Delivery Man,” $3.8 mil-
6.”Homefront,” $3.4 million
($1.5 million international).
7.”The Book Thief,” $2.7 mil-
8.”The Best Man Holiday,” $2.7
9.”Philomena,” $2.3 million.
10.”Dallas Buyers Club,” $1.5
In second week,‘Frozen’ tops box office with $31.6M
John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney animation
studios,poses next to cast member Kristen Bell at the premiere of “Frozen”
at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood.
on the southern skirts of Half Moon Bay. In
the small community of Montara, the post
office building was used for the U.S. Army
officers’ quarters. South of the Montara
Lighthouse, the U.S. Navy established a
gunnery school and radio station with a
number of station houses and offices. Air
Force airplanes would fly a short distance
from the shore with targets behind them and
artillery fire would be directed from these
facilities. In the Moss Beach area, they
built a radio station as well as numerous
other embedded bunkers.
Driving south on Devil’s Slide, one can
still see these steps that led to the fire con-
trol stations and observation bunkers built
on the hill to the right (Devil’s Slide
Military Reservation). Originally, there
were 198 wooden stairs to the facility at the
top of the hill. They were later made out of
cement. Three men manned the bunkers and
they had to carry their daily rations of food
and water to the top every day, as there was
no electricity, running water or food avail-
able. As one continues south from Devil’s
Slide, you can see an isolated bunker on the
right that was purchased in 1963 by Alfred
Wiebe. This bunker was originally embed-
ded in a hill, but Mr. Wiebe planned to build
a restaurant on the site and he began tearing
down the hill for a building. However, after
removing the rock around the bunker, he
could not obtain the water and electricity to
continue the project. The isolated bunker is
now a silent sentinel of the second world
To accomplish the target practice and air
reconnaissance for the gunnery school, an
airfield was built in Moss Beach area in
1942. TBY aircraft was used to patrol the
coastline and pull the wooden targets a
short distance from the shore for the Army
personnel to practice shooting. After World
War II, the Half Moon Bay Airport was
returned to civilian use and use as a standby
airport for the San Francisco International
Airport. After the war, the airstrip was used
for local flying and drag racing, as well as
storage for a number of vintage airplanes.
There is a small café near the landing field
that serves breakfast and lunch and once a
year local residents host an event called the
Dream Machines where members of the
community exhibit vintage automobiles,
farming machines and airplanes for a few
days in April.
Anumber of bunkers were built along the
length of the city of Pacifica. At the top of a
hill to the east, at Milagra Ridge, an obser-
vation bunker and a fire control station for
guns was built. Two 16-inch guns were
being planned for the ridge, but the war
ended before this was completed. In the
1950s and ‘60s, an underground Nike
bunker was built there. The Nike Hercules
missiles were 42 feet long and were the
main missiles that guarded the West Coast
during the Cold War. These bunkers were
cemented over after the site was deactivated.
Further north up the coast, Fort Funston
was built by the ocean not very far from the
Olympic Golf Club. The cliff gives a beauti-
ful unobstructed view of the ocean, and two
16-inch guns that were made for the USS
Saratoga cruiser were placed there. These
guns have a range of 26 miles. They are
embedded in reinforced concrete structures
that were built around the guns. Today, the
only remains of the bunkers is an observa-
tion deck near the cliff. The area is now a
part of the Golden Gate National Recreation
Area where hang gliders take off from the
cliffs. On weekends, this facility is now a
well-patronized recreation area.
Rediscovering the Peninsula by Darold
Fredricks appears in the Monday edition of
the Daily Journal.
Continued from page 3
By Todd Richmond
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s
ultra-liberal capital city is a place
where just about anything goes,
from street parties to naked bike
rides. But city officials say a busi-
ness is pushing even Madison’s
boundaries by offering, of all
things, hugs.
For $60, customers at the
Snuggle House can spend an hour
hugging, cuddling and spooning
with professional snugglers.
Snugglers contend touching
helps relieve stress. But Madison
officials suspect the business is a
front for prostitution and, if it’s
not, fear snuggling could lead to
sexual assault. Not buying the mes-
sage that the business is all warm
and fuzzy, police have talked open-
ly about conducting a sting opera-
tion at the business, and city attor-
neys are drafting a new ordinance
to regulate snuggling.
“There’s no way that (sexual
assault) will not happen,” assis-
tant city attorney Jennifer Zilavy
said. “No offense to men, but I
don’t know any man who wants to
just snuggle.”
Snuggle House owner Matthew
Hurtado hasn’t responded to multi-
ple requests for an interview. His
attorney, Tim Casper, said in an
interview last month the business
is legitimate and Hurtado has put
precautions in place to protect
clients and employees from each
“The concept is obviously a
novel one and you can see where
they (the city) might be a little
skeptical,” he said. “Could some-
thing happen? Yeah, I suppose. But
they’re taking every precaution.”
In recent days, it’s become
unclear whether or not the house is
still in business. No one answered
the door there Saturday. Aposting
on a Facebook page claiming to be
the Snuggle House’s site said it had
closed, but the page owner would-
n’t identify themselves — or con-
firm if it was the home’s official
site. Neither Hurtado nor Casper
have returned phone and email mes-
Madison’s concern seems to be
deeper than in other cities where
similar businesses have set up
shop as cuddling has grown into a
cottage industry over the past
Police in Rochester, N.Y., said
they’ve had no complaints about
The Snuggery, which offers
overnight cuddle sessions. Be The
Love You Are in Boulder, Colo.,
offers cuddles with “Snuggle
Stars.” Cuddle Therapy in San
Francisco offers packages that
“focus directly with your current
needs around connection, intimacy
and touch,” according to its web-
site. Police in San Francisco and
Boulder didn’t respond to The AP’s
inquires about those businesses.
No hugs allowed? Wisconsin targets pro cuddlers
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Meeting the challenge of Sea
Level Rise. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
College of San Mateo Theater,
Building 3, 1700 W. Hillsdale
Boulevard, San Mateo. Hear from
federal, state, and local experts to
learn about the magnitude of the
challenge we face and the options
and strategies available to plan for
this new reality. For more informa-
tion and to register go to www.san-
Mostly Madrigals. 1 p.m.
Burlingame Woman’s Club, 241 Park
Road, Burlingame. Claire Kelm,
soprano; Naomi Braun, alto; Andrew
Morgan, tenor; Mark Summer, bass.
For more information go to
Maker Monday: Make Music. 3:30
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. We will be
making synthesizers, speakers and
instruments out of household items.
Ages 12 to 19. For more information
contact conrad@smcl.org.
Pet photos with Santa. 6 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, 3
Serramonte Center, Daly City.
Screening of the documentary
film ‘Rescue in the Philippines’
and fundraiser for Typhoon
Haiyan Relief. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655
Sebastian Drive, Burlingame. The
film will be followed by an opportu-
nity to support the Typhoon Haiyan
Emergency Fund. All are welcome.
Affordable Care Act information
session for businesses. 10 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. Comerica Bank, 1031 E.
Hillsdale Blvd., Ste. G. Foster City.
Presentation by Lanea Riley, Benefit
Experts Insurance Agency and Rich
Gettings, Paychex. Please RSVP at
Kids Club Holiday Pajama Party.
5:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, 3
Serramonte Center, Daly City.
Children are invited to join the
Serramonte Center Kids Club and
participate in this festive, holiday
pajama party including music,
games, crafts, dancing and more.
Architecture Lecture Series. 8 p.m.
San Mateo Public Library, 55 W. Third
Ave., San Mateo. The lecture series
will feature leading pioneers in
architecture who have had a signifi-
cant impact on design and built
environment. For more information
call 522-7818.
RSVP Deadline for San Mateo
County Newcomers Club Event:
Luncheon on Dec. 17. Noon.
Wedgewood Banquet Room, Crystal
Springs Golf Course, 6650 Golf
Course Drive, Burlingame. Bring
unwrapped toys. By Wed., Dec. 11,
$25 check must be sent to Janet
Williams, 1168 Shoreline Drive, San
Mateo, CA, 94404. Janet can be
reached at 286-0688. For more infor-
mation call 477-2562.
San Mateo Professional Alliance
Weekly Networking Lunch. Noon
to 1 p.m. Spiedo Ristorante, 223 E.
4th Ave., San Mateo. Free admission,
but linch is $17. For more informa-
tion call 430-6500.
Teen Gaming. 3:30 p.m. Belmont
Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Belmont. Join us for XBOX or Wii
gaming with Just Dance, Dance
Central, Kinect Sports, Super Smash
Bros and more. Ages 12 to 19. For
more information contact
Kids Club Holiday Pajama Party.
5:30 p.m. Serramonte Center, 3
Serramonte Center, Daly City.
Children are invited to join the
Serramonte Center Kids Club and
participate in this festive, holiday
pajama party including music,
games, crafts, dancing and more.
Teen Study Night. 5:15 p.m. to 9
p.m. Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda
de las Pulgas, Belmont. The library
will be open after hours for students
with private rooms, textbooks, white
boards and computers available for
use. Light snacks and refreshments
will be provided. For high school stu-
dents. Student ID required. For more
information contact
3rd Annual Founder’s Event. 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m. B Street Station, 236 S. B St.,
San Mateo. Celebrate this year’s
‘Support the Kid’ children and raise
funds. For more information contact
‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical.’
7:30 p.m. 1500 Ralston Ave.,
Belmont. Notre Dame de Namur
University presents this perform-
ance for the 28th year. Free. For more
information go to www.christmas-
‘November’ by David Mamet. 8
p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. A hilarious-
ly biting commentary on the state of
the union, a politically incorrect
president 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.drag-
onproductions.net. Runs Nov. 22
through Dec. 15. Thursdays through
Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2
Hillsdale High School Chamber
Choir performance. 7:30 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. Wedgewood Banquet
Center at Crystal Springs Golf
Course, 6650 Course Drive,
Burlingame. $15. Includes breakfast.
For more information call 515-5891.
Annual LEGOHolidayExtravaganza.
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Museum of
American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave.,
Palo Alto. The Museum of American
Heritage (MOAH), The Bay Area
LEGO® User Group (BayLUG) and Bay
Area LEGO®Train Club (BayLTC) are
co-hosting the 2013/14 LEGO®
Holiday display at MOAH. Enjoy a
variety of LEGO® creations made by
members of the club, featuring train
layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles,
miniature cities, sculptures and
more. Admission is $2. Exhibit runs
through Jan. 19 on Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday.
Hansel and Gretel. 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
and 7 p.m. Saratoga Civic Center,
13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. $10.
For more information go to
Broadway Cheer. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Broadway Avenue, Burlingame.
Annual Broadway Cheer sponsored
by the Central County Fire
Department. Have your picture
taken with Santa and listen to carol-
‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical.’
7:30 p.m. 1500 Ralston Ave.,
Belmont. Notre Dame de Namur
University presents this perform-
ance for the 28th year. Free. For more
information go to www.christmas-
Foster City Monthly Social Dance.
7:30 p.m. Foster City Recreation
Center, 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City.
$12. For more information call 571-
‘November’ by David Mamet. 8
p.m. Dragon Theatre, 2120
Broadway, Redwood City. A hilarious-
ly biting commentary on the state of
the union, a politically incorrect
president 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.drag-
onproductions.net. Runs Nov. 22
through Dec. 15. Thursdays through
Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2
Annual LEGOHolidayExtravaganza.
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Museum of
American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave.,
Palo Alto. The Museum of American
Heritage (MOAH), The Bay Area
LEGO® User Group (BayLUG) and Bay
Area LEGO®Train Club (BayLTC) are
co-hosting the 2013/14 LEGO®
Holiday display at MOAH. Enjoy a
variety of LEGO® creations made by
members of the club, featuring train
layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles,
miniature cities, sculptures and
more. Admission is $2. Exhibit runs
through Jan. 19 on Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday.
Harley Farms Christmas Faire. 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Harley Farms, 205
North Street, Pescadero. Shop hand-
made gifts and food, experience live
music and sample award-winning
goat cheese. Admission is free.
Continues Sunday. For more infor-
mation go to www.harleyfarms.com.
Gingerbread House Making
Contest. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Menlo Park
Library, 800 Alma Street, Menlo Park.
Free. Registration is required. For
more information email
‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical.’ 2
p.m. 1500 Ralston Ave., Belmont.
Notre Dame de Namur University
presents this performance for the
28th year. Free. For more information
go to
PWC presents ‘Illuminate This
Night.’ 2:30 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
PWC will sing holiday music from
around the world. Premium tickets
are $35, general tickets are $30 and
students 18 and under are $10. To
get more information or purchase
tickets go to www.pwchorus.org or
call 327-3095.
For more events visit
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other counties otherwise entitled to
local sales tax revenue from San
Francisco International Airport by
forming a subsidiary to sell fuel from a
single point. In return for only doing
business in Oakland, the city gave the
airline a 65 percent return of statewide
In 2005, then-assemblyman Leland
Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo,
passed a bill closing the loophole in
2008, handing the approximately $3
million back to San Mateo and San
Francisco counties equally. But between
2003 and 2007, more than $10 million
was redirected from San Mateo County
to Oakland.
During the county’s appeal to the
Board of Equalization, the appeals divi-
sion concluded the Oakland office was a
“sham” and was uncertain which, if any,
United employees actually worked
negotiating fuel agreements, Silberman
One example, he said, is that one
employee reportedly negotiated a deal
before even being assigned to the
Oakland office.
Silberman said United claims backdat-
ing agreements is standard industry
“If that’s accurate, it’s accurate. But it
did seem odd to us,” Silberman said.
United Airlines declined comment,
said Corporate Communications
Director Christen David.
The appeals decision and recommen-
dation concluded the airline’s actions
were done “solely in the attempt to shift
the local tax to Oakland” but that the tax
was incorrectly reported because that
office didn’t participate in sales.
The Board of Equalization hearing is
just the latest hurdle in the county’s
lengthy fight to keep its millions in jet
fuel sales tax funds. While Yee’s law
ended the deal, the lag time in closing
the loophole was hotly contested by a
handful of county supervisors who felt it
showed cities how to make money in the
time left.
In January 2006, the San Jose City
Council considered an agreement with
American Airlines allowing the compa-
ny to buy its entire statewide jet fuel
supply in the city in return for a sales
tax break. The deal, which offered about
$3 million in additional sales tax rev-
enue for San Jose, failed. The next
month, South San Francisco agreed to
negotiate with Northwest Airlines over
a fuel tank location. The proposal would
have brought $132,000 in jet fuel sales
tax to the city while taking nearly
$500,000 from the county until 2008.
The deal ultimately was not made but the
tank was located in the city with the tax
going to the county. But in September
2007, the Board of Equalization alerted
the county that $996,734 in tax revenue
dating back to the first quarter of 2003
actually belonged to South San
Francisco. The county disputed the
claim, arguing the facility was actually a
collection of tanks not being used at the
time and that San Francisco
International Airport is located in the
unincorporated area. On Sept. 17, 2008
the Board of Equalization alerted the
county it was reinstating the $996,734
in tax back to San Mateo County and
closing the appeals process.
During this time, the county sued over
the deal but, in 2010, a judge ruled that
the county had no standing because it
had yet to exhaust all avenues for reme-
diation and sent it back to the Board of
Equalization for appeal.
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Folks and Parodi recently wrote a let-
ter to their clients informing them of
the shutdown.
“Our clients have allowed us to be
part of their celebrations, anniver-
saries, weddings, birthdays and family
additions,” they wrote. “The wonderful
stories that our clients shared with us
over the years were cherished. The
clients that were small children who
came shopping with their parents now
come shopping with their children.”
She said she opened the store in
Burlingame originally because it used
to be known for small stores.
“I joke that they wouldn’t find your
body for three weeks in Macy’s,” she
said. “Burlingame used to be called the
Village. It’s not a village anymore, it’s
a shopping center. ”
Business will move to online sales
of its specialties, which are classic and
contemporary engraved gifts such as
photo albums, jewelry, pens, baby
gifts and other items once December
wraps up. She and Parodi are also look-
ing for an offsite location to store
goods they will sell online. They are
also exploring looking for a new loca-
What will Folks do with the extra
time she’ll have when the store clos-
“I have no idea,” she said. “It’s a new
chapter. This is what I’ve done for 33
years, six days a week. I put every sin-
gle thing in this store: it’s my blood,
it’s my heart, it’s my soul.”
Things have changed since Folks
first started doing business though.
She recalls people who came into the
shop and assumed she wasn’t the
owner because she was a woman and
having to bring her husband to busi-
ness meetings since she wasn’t always
taken as seriously.
Closing sale deals range from 25
percent to 75 percent off, with brands
including Reed & Barton, Rogaska
Crystal, Lunt, Cross, Colibri, Movado
and Vera Wang. Visit peronaltouchgift-
shop.com for more information on
their products.
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Continued from page 1
outstanding tax debt in September
which paved the way for San Mateo
County to add Moss Beach Park to its
system. In doing so, the county also
absorbs responsibility for approxi-
mately $30,000 in annual operations
and maintenance. Any future capital
improvements will also be the coun-
ty’s responsibility. The money will
come out of the Parks Department
budget for fiscal years 2013-2015.
County supervisors Tuesday are
scheduled to approve the agreement
which will add the first “pocket” park
to the system which otherwise
includes regional parks.
The park is approximately 26,000
square feet at the intersection of
Etheldore Street and Virginia Avenue in
unincorporated Moss Beach. As one of
only five parks in the midcoast area and
a popular draw for children, families and
local Boy Scout troops, it is “an impor-
tant community center and asset,”
County Manager John Maltbie told the
board in a staff report for its meeting.
The nonprofit group Coastside
Preservation and Recreation Inc.
owned Moss Beach Park since 1975
and even constructed a playground in
2004 but hadn’t paid taxes in several
years. In April, the board unwittingly
approved the parcel for public auction
to recoup the money owed and devel-
oper Michael O’Connell of Pacifica
purchased the park at the end of July
for just shy of $100,000.
Once the residents and county real-
ized the park was sold, the supervisors
rescinded the transaction on the basis
that the sale was not in the county’s
best interest. The Shenkmans then
donated the tax debt balance.
Once the county acquires the park, it
will install a prefabricated restroom
purchased in 2012 using money from
the Midcoast Park and Recreation Fee
Fund but never positioned.
The Board of Supervisors meets 9
a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Board
Chambers, 400 Government Center,
Redwood City.
(650) 344-5200 ext. 102
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ARE YOU CREATIVE, like to bake? Do
you enjoy working with the public? We
want you to come & talk to us! Looking
for FT/PT to work hard & have fun. We
will train you. Call Linda @ 235-0222 for
$3000-$4400 monthly
BA/BS Recreation,
Sports Management
2 years related experience in recrea-
tion, intramural,
college club sports program
Supervisory experience required
Apply to:
110 Employment
Help build the next generation of sys-
tems behind Facebook's products. Face-
book, Inc. currently has the following
openings in Menlo Park, CA.
Finance Manager (2440) Responsible for
creating strong business partnerships
with senior leaders, business analysts &
strategy/development groups within our
data center organization.
Operations Analyst (2618) Member of In-
frastructure Strategy & Analysis group,
responsible for strategic business man-
agement analysis & reporting to support
& enable the continued growth critical to
Facebook’s Infrastructure organization
Mail resume to: Facebook, Inc. Attn:
JAA-GTI, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park,
CA 94025. Must reference job title and
job# shown above, when applying.
\San Mateo. Cleaning, washing, prepare
for meal (no cooking), take care of whole
house. $20 per hour, 2-3 hours per day,
5pm-7pm. Send resume by mail: Attn:
Connie, 3130-3132 Diablo Ave, Hayward
CA 94545.
110 Employment
2 years experience
Immediate placement
on all assignments.
Call (650)777-9000
$15.62 per hour start
to $35 per hour
with bonuses
Full training and expenses
Mr. Connors (650)372-2810
110 Employment
Multiple shifts to meet your needs. Great
pay & benefits, Sign-on bonus, 1yr exp
Matched Caregivers (650)839-2273,
(408)280-7039 or (888)340-2273
SALES MGR- (jewelry exp req)
Benefits-Bonus-No Nights!
650-367-6500 FX 367-6400
110 Employment
Full training, to do inspections
for our 28 year old company.
Good pay. And expenses.
Mr. Inez, (650)372-2813
Part-time Landscapers needed. Three to
five days a week. Peninsula and Half
Moon Bay. Must have own transportation
Contact Ian @ 415-385-8861 or email
The San Mateo Daily Journal is looking
for ambitious interns who are eager to
jump into the business arena with both
feet and hands. Learn the ins and outs
of the newspaper and media industries.
This position will provide valuable
experience for your bright future.
Email resume
Clean DMV and background. $2000
Guaranteed a Month. Call (650)703-8654
23 Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
Tundra Tundra Tundra
Over the Hedge Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
The San Mateo Daily Journal,
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.
Work for the best local paper in the Bay Area.
To apply, send a resume and follow up to
ads @ smdailyjournal.com
for an
Job Requirements:
º 8ell print, digital and other mar-
keting solutions
º B2B sales experience is preferred
º hewspaper and other media
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
Solar Photovoltaic System Project at Cañada College
The San Mateo County Community College District (District) is the Lead Agency for
the Solar Photovoltaic System Project at Cañada College. The District has prepared an Initial
Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration finding that, although the proposed project could re-
sult in potentially significant effects on the environment, there will not be a significant effect in this
case because mitigating measures will be incorporated into the project description.
Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15072, the District will file this Notice of Intent
with the San Mateo County Clerk and mail it to all responsible and trustee agencies and to all or-
ganizations and individuals who have requested such notice in writing. Pursuant to Section
15105, the District will also provide the notice of intent by the following means to allow the public
the 20-day review period provided under Section 15105 of the CEQA Guidelines:
• Publication at least one time by the San Mateo County Community College District in
the San Mateo Daily Journal, a newspaper of general circulation in the area.
• Posting of notice by the San Mateo County Community College District on and off site
in the area where the project is to be located.
• Posting on the San Mateo County Community College website (www.smccd.edu).
Project Location: The Solar Photovoltaic System Project at Cañada College will be located on
the eastern edge of Cañada College campus at 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard, Redwood City, CA
94061. The 3.5-acre project site, which is located on the eastern edge of the main campus
northeast of the soccer field, is largely undeveloped except for a small power house structure at
the far north end and is disturbed from 45 years of stockpiling dirt.
Project Description: The District, which operates Cañada College in Redwood City, College of
San Mateo and Skyline College in San Bruno, is planning to install ground-mounted solar panels
on the 3.5-acre project site at Cañada College. The approximately 1 megawatt Solar Photovoltaic
System is part of the 2011 Facilities Master Plan for Cañada College. The goal of the project is to
utilize available space to produce the maximum annual amount of energy from the allowable ca-
pacity of 1.2 megawatt direct current (MW-DC) solar photovoltaic installation in order to reduce
operating costs. The Solar Photovoltaic System would connect or tie-in to the existing main pow-
er house located at the north end of the project site, and the transmission lines would be installed
in an underground conduit (approximately 3-feet deep) extending down the middle or along the
eastern edge of the site. The project would also include installation of a 6-foot black chain link se-
curity fence around the perimeter of the panels and three 12-foot high poles along the western
side of the site (north end, middle and south end) to support motion-activated, downward-direct-
ed security lights and cameras.
The project is not on any of the lists enumerated in Government Code 65962.5 including, but not
limited to, lists of hazardous waste facilities, land designated as hazardous waste property, and
hazardous waste disposal sites, and the information in the Hazardous Waste and Substances
statement required under subsection (f) of that section.
Public Hearing and Adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration: A public hearing on the Ini-
tial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project has been scheduled on January 8,
2014 at the Board of Trustees meeting, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at 3401 CSM Drive, San Ma-
teo, CA. If, on that date, the SMCCCD Board of Trustees determines, based on a review of the
Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and comments received on the documents, that
there is no substantial evidence that the project would result in a significant environmental im-
pact, the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration may be adopted.
It should be noted that certification of the Initial Study and adoption of the Mitigated Negative
Declaration by the District Board do not constitute final approval of the Project. If approved, the
project itself would be a separate action at the hearing on January 8.
Document Availability & Review Period: Copies of the Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Dec-
laration will be available at the following locations:
• San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor’s Office, 3401 CSM Drive,
San Mateo, CA 94402
• Cañada College President’s Office, 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard, Redwood City, 94063
• On the website: http://www.smccd.edu
On Monday, December 9, 2013, the 20-day public review period will begin, and it will end at 5:00
p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. Please send your comments to Ms. Barbara Christensen
at the San Mateo County Community College District address shown above or by email to Chris-
tensen@smccd.edu by 5:00 p.m. on December 30, 2013. For further information, please call
Barbara Christensen at 650-574-6510.
110 Employment
Help build the next generation of sys-
tems behind Facebook's products. Face-
book, Inc. currently has the following
openings in Menlo Park, CA.
Growth Marketing Analyst (2309) Lever-
age complex information technology &
database analysis to understand Face-
book products in depth.
Internet Marketing Analyst (1782) Opti-
mize SMS routing based on route cost,
deliverability & accessibility.
Internet Marketing Analyst (330) Lever-
age data to understand products. Exe-
cute projects to drive growth & engage-
ment of the company’s products & users.
Mail resume to: Facebook, Inc. Attn:
JAA-GTI, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park,
CA 94025. Must reference job title and
job# shown above, when applying.
110 Employment
The Daily Journal is looking for in-
terns to do entry level reporting, re-
search, updates of our ongoing fea-
tures and interviews. Photo interns al-
so welcome.
We expect a commitment of four to
eight hours a week for at least four
months. The internship is unpaid, but
intelligent, aggressive and talented in-
terns have progressed in time into
paid correspondents and full-time re-
College students or recent graduates
are encouraged to apply. Newspaper
experience is preferred but not neces-
sarily required.
Please send a cover letter describing
your interest in newspapers, a resume
and three recent clips. Before you ap-
ply, you should familiarize yourself
with our publication. Our Web site:
Send your information via e-mail to
news@smdailyjournal.com or by reg-
ular mail to 800 S. Claremont St #210,
San Mateo CA 94402.
HELP build the next generation of sys-
tems behind Facebook's products. Face-
book, Inc. currently has the following
openings in Menlo Park, CA (various lev-
Network Engineer (384) Information
technology partnering with respect to key
infrastructure business stakeholders &
end users to identify business problems
that can be addressed with IT solutions.
Software Engineer-Platform Systems
(442) Research, design, develop & test
operating systems-level platform soft-
Operations Manager (442) Responsible
for production site issues, site reliability,
& incident management for outages
when on call for all production-facing site
Production Engineering Manager (809)
110 Employment
Direct a team of engineers to analyze &
maintain service stability by documenting
policies & best practices.
Front End Engineer (1937) Working with
Product Designers, build efficient & reus-
able front-end abstractions & systems.
Security Engineer (SE1213) Provide se-
curity guidance on a constant stream of
new projects & technologies.
Mail resume to: Facebook, Inc. Attn:
JAA-GTI, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park,
CA 94025. Must reference job title and
job# shown above, when applying.
203 Public Notices
The following person is doing business
as: Cakes and Kiddo, 1374 Saint Francis
Street, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061 is
hereby registered by the following owner:
Mele Hutton, same address. The busi-
ness is conducted by an Individual. The
registrants commenced to transact busi-
ness under the FBN.
/s/ Mele H. Hutton/
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 11/06/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
11/18/13, 11/25/13, 12/02/13, 12/09/13).
The following person is doing business
as: Grand Partners, 800 El Camino Real,
Suite 180, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94040
is hereby registered by the following
owner: California Partners, Inc., same
address. The business is conducted by a
Corporation. The registrants commenced
to transact business under the FBN.
/s/Walter Gil /
This statement was filed with the Asses-
sor-County Clerk on 12/03/2013. (Pub-
lished in the San Mateo Daily Journal,
12/06/13, 12/13/13, 12/20/13, 12/27/13).
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
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
210 Lost & Found 294 Baby Stuff
HIGH CHAIR by Evenflo. Clean, sturdy,
barely used. $20 SOLD
296 Appliances
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
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
MAYTAG WALL oven, 24”x24”x24”, ex-
cellent condition, $50 obo, (650)345-
RADIATOR HEATER, oil filled, electric,
1500 watts $25. (650)504-3621
ROTISSERIE GE, 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
fice or studio apartment . Good condition
$40.00 (650)504-6058
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
Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
298 Collectibles
101 MINT Postage Stamps from Eu-
rope, Africa, Latin America. Pre 1941,
All different . $6.00, (650)787-8600
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
4 NOLAN RYAN - Uncut Sheets, Rare
Gold Cards $90 (650)365-3987
400 YEARBOOKS - Sports Illustrated
Sports Book 70-90’s $90 all (650)365-
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
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
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., SOLD
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
14 HOTWHEELS - Redline, 32
Ford/Mustang/Corv. $90 all (650)365-
‘66 CHEVELLE TOY CAR, Blue collecti-
ble. $12. (415)337-1690
LEGO - unopened, Monster truck trans-
porter, figures, 299 pieces, ages 5-12.
$27.00 (650)578-9208
MAHJONG SET 166 tiles in case good
condition $35.00 call 650-570-602
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
300 Toys
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
BOX FULL TOYS Original Pkg., 40’s -
50’s, $90 for all (650)365-3987
BREADBOX, METAL with shelf and cut-
ting board, $30 SOLD
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-
STERLING SILVER loving cup 10" circa
with walnut base 1912 $65
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.
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
DVD PLAYER, $25. Call (650)558-0206
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 SOLD
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
SAMSUNG 27" TV Less than 6 months
old, with remote. Moving must sell
$100.00 (650) 995-0012
SAMSUNG, FLAT screenTV, 32” like
new! With Memorex DVD player, $185
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
2 TWIN Mattresses - Like New - $35
each , OBO (650)515-2605
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
BBQ GRILL, Ducane, propane $90
BRASS DAYBED - Beautiful, $99.,
PEDESTAL SINK $25 (650)766-4858
304 Furniture
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
DINING ROOM SET - table, four chairs,
lighted hutch, $500. all, (650)296-3189
DINNING ROOM table with chairs excel-
lent condition like new. $99.00 (650)504-
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-
I-JOY MASSAGE chair, exc condition
$95 (650)591-4927
KING SIZE Brass bed frame. $200 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
RETAIL $130 (650)873-8167
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
RECLINER CHAIR very comfortable
coast $600.00 sacrifice $80.00
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
TEA / UTILITY CART, $15. (650)573-
7035, (650)504-6057
TEACART - Wooden, $60. obo,
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,
TWINE BED including frame good con-
dition $45.00 (650)504-6058
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
WOOD BOOKCASE unit - good condi-
tion $65.00 (650)504-6058
306 Housewares
"PRINCESS HOUSE” decorator urn
"Vase" cream with blue flower 13 inch H
$25., (650)868-0436
28" by 15" by 1/4" thick glass shelves,
cost $35 each sell at $15 ea. 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
GAS STOVE - Roper, Oven w 4 Burners,
good condition $95 (650)515-2605
HOUSE HEATER Excellent condition.
Works great. Must sell. $30.00 OBO
(650) 995-0012
KIRBY VACUUM cleaner good condition
with extras $90 OBO (650)345-5502
Working, $20 (650)344-6565
MONOPOLY GAME - rules, plastic real
estate, metal counters, all cards and pa-
per money $10 (650)574-3229
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
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, SOLD!
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
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., (650)871-7200
1 PAIR of matching outdoor planting pots
$20.00 (650)871-7200
16 BOOKS on Histoy if WWII Excllent
condition $95 all obo, (650)345-5502
2 FLOWER pots with Gardenia's both for
$20 (650)369-9762
4 IN 1 STERO UNIT. CD player broken.
$20., (650)834-4926
70 BAMBOO POLES - 6 to 12ft. long
$40. for all can deliver, (415)346-6038
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-
310 Misc. For Sale
ARTS & CRAFTS variety, $50
BALANCING SANTA, Mint condition,
Santa rocks back/forth, 20 in high, sturdy
metal, snowman, chimney, $12.00
BLACK LEATHER Organizer, Unop-
ened, Any Year, Cell Holder, Wallet, Cal-
ender., In Box $12 (650)578-9208
new, $20., (415)410-5937
BODY BY JAKE AB Scissor Exercise
Machine w/instructions. $50.00
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
DOWN PILLOW; Fully Stuffed, sterilized,
allergy-free ticking. Mint Condition $25
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
FRONT LOADER, bucket & arm move,
articulated $12.50 (650)595-3933
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
cooler includes 2 icepaks, 1 cooler pack
$20 (650)574-3229
MANUAL LAWN mower ( by Scott Turf )
never used $65 (650)756-7878
watermelon color $15 (650)574-3229
MARTEX HAND TOWEL(5) 15"x28", wa-
termelon color $10 (650)574-3229
MEDICINE CABINET - 18” X 24”, almost
new, mirror, $20., (650)515-2605
OVAL MIRROR $10 (650)766-4858
310 Misc. For Sale
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
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
TRAVIS MCGEE (Wikipedia) best mys-
teries 18 classic paperbacks for $25.
Steve (650) 518-6614
TWIN BEDDING: 2 White Spreads,
Dust-Ruffles, Shams. Pink Blanket,
Fit/flat sheets, pillows ALL $60 (650)375-
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
black/gold/white floral on aqua $10
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
311 Musical Instruments
ACOUSTIC GUITAR no brand $65
FENDER BASSMAN 25 watt Bass am-
plifier. $50. 650-367-8146
Appraised @$5450., want $3500 obo,
HAMMOND B-3 Organ and 122 Leslie
Speaker. Excellent condition. $8,500. pri-
vate owner, (650)349-1172
K MANDOLIN - A Style, 1940’2 with
Case, $50 firm SOLD!
Guitar with soft case and strap $75.
sounds good $75 (650)348-6428
OLD USED Tube Amplifer, working con-
dition $25 SOLD!
SHERMAN CLAY Player Piano, with 104
player rolls, $1000, (650)579-1259
UKULELE STILL in box unused, no
brand $35 SOLD!
25 Monday • Dec. 9, 2013 THEDAILYJOURNAL
1 Gem weight unit
6 Three-line
Japanese poem
11 Container for
Peter Pan
14 “You __ busted!”
15 Past prisoner, for
16 Prefix for a
lifesaving “Pen”
17 “Why bother?”
19 Bit of Morse code
20 Trivial gripe
21 Stow cargo
22 “57 Varieties”
24 Purr former
25 Plane for a small
airstrip, briefly
27 “Why me?”
33 Entire
34 Neeson of
“Schindler’s List”
35 Carps at
37 Blubber
38 90-degree pipe
39 Clinton’s vice
40 Johnson of
41 Island dance
42 Beast with one
hump or two
43 “Why worry?”
46 Pet food brand
with a ProActive
Health variety
47 Chimpanzee, e.g.
48 Equally strange
51 Northwestern
53 Revolutionary
56 Logician’s proof
57 “Why not?”
61 Spoon-bending
62 Musical Merman
63 Eucalyptus-eating
64 Civil War prez
65 Students’ hurdles
66 Kick out
1 Abel’s older
2 Class for potential
3 Remainder
4 Residue in a
smoker’s tray
5 “You missed the
6 Pay attention to
7 Wheel-supporting
8 Cold bagful for a
9 Bout enders,
10 Without
11 “Star Wars”
12 Neat as __
13 Big name in
hotels and
18 Hiker’s route
23 Stretch out
24 Phone screening
25 Underwater
experiment site
26 Tiny Dickens boy
27 Pier
28 Do-it-yourselfer’s
book genre
29 Indigenous
30 Grand Roman
31 Judd of country
32 “Snowy” heron
33 Fighter’s org.
36 Salt, on the Seine
41 Partner of haw
42 Baked treat often
wrapped in fluted
44 Gizmo
45 Brewer’s kiln
48 Greenish-blue
49 Balkan native
50 Drooling toon dog
51 Red root
52 Lubricates
53 Bloke
54 Ice fishing access
55 List-shortening
58 Suffix with
59 Old videotape type
60 Fenway team, for
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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
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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
reversible. Outer: weatherproof tan color.
Iner: Navy plush, elastic cuffs. $10
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. $15.00 (650)375-8044
LARRY LEVINE Women's Hooded down
jacket. Medium. Scarlet. Good as new.
Asking $40 OBO (650)888-0129
LEATHER JACKET Classic Biker Style.
Zippered Pockets. Sturdy. Excellent Con-
dition. Mens, XL Black Leather $50.00
316 Clothes
LEATHER JACKET, brown bomber, with
pockets.Sz XL, $88. (415)337-1690
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
MINK CAPE, beautiful with satin lining,
light color $75 obo (650)591-4927
NIKE PULLOVER mens heavy jacket
Navy Blue & Red, Reg. price $200 sell-
ing for $59 (650)692-3260
PROM PARTY Dress, Long sleeveless
size 6, magenta, with shawl like new $40
obo (650)349-6059
VELVET DRAPE, 100% cotton, new
beautiful burgundy 82"X52" W/6"hems:
$45 (415)585-3622
DRESS SIZE 6-8, $35 (650)873-8167
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
couplings, switches, rain tight flex, and
more.Call. $30.00 for all SOLD
317 Building Materials
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
AB LOUNGE exercise machine cost
$100. sell for $25. Call 650-570-6023
BOWLING BALLS. Selling 2 - 16 lb.
balls for $25.00 each. (650)341-1861
BUCKET OF 260 golf balls, $25.
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
GYM Price Negotible. Please call
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
THULE BIKE RACK - Fits rectangular
load bars. Holds bike upright. $100.
SCHWINN 26" man's bike with balloon
tires $75 like new (650)355-2996
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
SMALL TRAMPOLINE $5.00 call 650-
STATIONARY BIKE, Volt, Clean, $15
VINTAGE ENGLISH ladies ice skates -
up to size 7-8, $45., (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
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 SOLD!
pressure mattress $900, (650)348-0718
INVERSION TABLE relieves pressure
on back. Cost $100.00 sell for $25.
port-a-potty, never used, $40., Walker,
$30., (650)832-1392
PATIENT LIFT with heavy duty sling,
$450 (650)348-0718
379 Open Houses
List your Open House
in the Daily Journal.
Reach over 76,500
potential home buyers &
renters a day,
from South San Francisco
to Palo Alto.
in your local newspaper.
Call (650)344-5200
380 Real Estate Services
The San Mateo Daily Journal’s
weekly Real Estate Section.
Look for it
every Friday and Weekend
to find information on fine homes
and properties throughout
the local area.
440 Apartments
BELMONT - prime, quiet location, view,
studios and 1 bedrooms, New carpets,
new granite counters, dishwasher, balco-
ny, covered carports, storage, pool, no
pets. (650)592-1271
REDWOOD CITY 1 bedroom apartment
$1350. month, $1000 deposit, close to
Downtown RWC, Absolutely no animals.
Call (650)361-1200
SAN MATEO Complete remodeled 2
bdrm 1 bath. Includes parking spot.. Wa-
ter and garbage paid. . $2500/month +
dep. 6503025523
470 Rooms
Non-Profit Home Sharing Program
San Mateo County
Rooms For Rent
Travel Inn, San Carlos
$49.-59.daily + tax
$294.-$322. weekly + tax
Clean Quiet Convenient
Cable TV, WiFi & Private Bathroom
Microwave and Refrigerator & A/C
950 El Camino Real San Carlos
(650) 593-3136
Mention Daily Journal
620 Automobiles
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $40
We’ll run it
‘til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
from South SF to
Palo Alto
Call (650)344-5200
CHEVY HHR ‘08 - Grey, spunky car
loaded, even seat warmers, $9,500.
FLEETWOOD ‘93 $ 3,500/offer. Good
Condition (650)481-5296
MERCEDES ‘06 C230 - 6 cylinder, navy
blue, 60K miles, 2 year warranty,
$18,000, (650)455-7461
625 Classic Cars
FORD ‘63 THUNDERBIRD Hardtop, 390
engine, Leather Interior. Will consider
$6,900 OBO (650)364-1374
630 Trucks & SUV’s
FORD ‘98 EXPLORER 6 cylinder, 167K
miles, excellent condition, good tires,
good brakes, very dependable! $2,400 or
best offer. Moving, must sell! Call
GMV ‘03 .ENVOY, SLT , 4x4, excellent
condition. Leather everything. 106K
miles. White. $7,800 (650)342-6342
635 Vans
‘67 INTERNATIONAL Step Van 1500,
Typical UPS type size. $2500, OBO,
640 Motorcycles/Scooters
BMW ‘03 F650 GS, $3899 OBO. Call
condition, black leather, $35. obo,
brackets and other parts, $35.,
670 Auto Service
Sincere Affordable Motors
All makes and models
Over 20 years experience
1940 Leslie St, San Mateo
A Full Service Auto Repair
760 El Camino Real
San Carlos
670 Auto Parts
5 HUBCAPS for 1966 Alfa Romeo $50.,
CAR TOWchain 9' $35 (650)948-0912
HONDA SPARE tire 13" $25
HONDA WHEELS with tires. Good
tread/ 14 in. 3 for $99 (415)999-4947
et model SP, all wood, pillow, four swivel
wheels, great shape. $40.00
et model SP, all wood, pillow, four swivel
wheels, great shape. $40.00
NEW BATTERY and alternator for a ‘96
Buick Century never used Both for $80
NEW, IN box, Ford Mustang aluminum
water pump & gasket, $60.00. Call
SHOP MANUALS 2 1955 Pontiac
manual, 4 1984 Ford/Lincoln manuals, 1
gray marine diesel manual $40
Year 2002 all for $40 (650)948-0912
TIRE CHAIN cables $23. (650)766-4858
TRUCK RADIATOR - fits older Ford,
never used, $100., (650)504-3621
672 Auto Stereos
We Sell, Install and
Repair All Brands of
Car Stereos
iPod & iPhone Wired
to Any Car for Music
Quieter Car Ride
Sound Proof Your Car
35 Years Experience
1823 El Camino
Redwood City
680 Autos Wanted
Don’t lose money
on a trade-in or
Sell your vehicle in the
Daily Journal’s
Auto Classifieds.
Just $40
We will run it
‘til you sell it!
Reach 76,500 drivers
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Call (650)344-5200
Tax Deduction, We do the Paperwork,
Free Pickup, Running or Not - in most
cases. Help yourself and the Polly Klaas
Foundation. Call (800)380-5257.
Wanted 62-75 Chevrolets
Novas, running or not
Parts collection etc.
So clean out that garage
Give me a call
Joe 650 342-2483
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• Windows • Doors •
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Cleaning • Janitorial Services
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Errands • Event Help
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Contractor & Electrician
Kitchen, Bathroom, Additions
Design & Drafting Lowest Rate
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Belmont, CA
(650) 318-3993
New Construction, Remodeling,
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Residential, Commercial,
Wiring & Repairing
Call Ben (650)685-6617
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New lawn &
sprinkler installation,
Trouble shooting and repair
Work done by the hour
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hardwood floors
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(650) 593-3700
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Gutter Cleaning & Screening,
Roof & Gutter Repairs
Friendly Service
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• Gutters and downspouts,
• Rain gutter repair,
• Rain gutter protection (screen),
• Handyman Services
Free Estimates
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Handy Help
Repairs • Maintenance • Painting
Carpentry • Plumbing • Electrical
Contractor Lic. 468963 Since 1976
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All Work Guaranteed
(650) 995-4385
Handy Help
Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling,
Tile Installation,
Door & Window Installation
Priced for You! Call John
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Serving you is a privilege.
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Mirrors • Chain Link Fence • Windows
Bus Lic# 41942
Call today for free estimate.
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Installation & Repair
•High Quality @ Low Prices
Call 24/7 for Free Estimate
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Junk & Debris Clean Up
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Starting at $40& Up
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Residential & Commercial
Classic Brushwork, Matching, Stain-
ing, Varnishing, Cabinet Finishing
Wall Effects, Murals, More!
Lic. #479564
Cabinets * Vanities * Tile
Flooring * Mosaics
Sinks * Faucets
Fast turnaround * Expert service
920 Center St., San Carlos
Tree Service
Hillside Tree
Family Owned Since 2000
• Trimming Pruning
• Shaping
• Large Removal
• Stump Grinding
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Tom 650. 355. 3500
Licensed Bonded and Insured
Since 1985 License # 752250
Window Washing
- window washing
- gutter cleaning
- pressure washing
- wood restoration
- solar panel cleaning
Bonded - Insured
California law requires that contractors
taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor
or materials) be licensed by the Contrac-
tor’s State License Board. State law also
requires that contractors include their li-
cense number in their advertising. You
can check the status of your licensed
contractor at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-
321-CSLB. Unlicensed contractors taking
jobs that total less than $500 must state
in their advertisements that they are not
licensed by the Contractors State Li-
cense Board.
Huge credit card debit?
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This law firm is a debt relife agency
Law Office of Jason Honaker
Chapter 7 &13
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Sporting apparel from your
favorite teams,low prices,
large selection.
450 San Bruno Ave.
San Bruno
650 771 -5614
Happy Hour 4-6• M-F
Steelhead Brewing Co.
333 California Dr.
Steak & Seafood
1390 El Camino Real
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1050 Admiral Ct., #A
San Bruno
Market & Eatery
Now Open in Burlingame
824 Cowan Road
LIve Lobster ,Lobster Tail,
Lobster meat & Dungeness Crab
Because Flavor Still Matters
365 B Street
San Mateo
Lunch & Dinner
Only Vegetarian Chinese
Restaurant in Millbrae!
309 Broadway, Millbrae
Partnership. Service. Trust.
Half Moon Bay, Redwood City,
San Mateo
Finish, Cream Cushion w matching otto-
man $70 (650)583-4943.
Grand Opening Sale
Everything Marked Down !
601 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA
Mon. - Sat. 10AM -7PM
Sunday Noon -6PM
We don't meet our competition,
we beat it !
(650) 588-8886
Tactical and
Hunting Accessories
360 El Camino Real, San Bruno
Health & Medical
Spinal Decompression
Dr. Thomas Ferrigno D.C.
177 Bovet Rd. #150 San Mateo
Save $500 on
Implant Abutment &
Crown Package.
Call Millbrae Dental
for details
1159 Broadway
Dr. Andrew Soss
Train to become a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in 12 months or a
Certified Nursing Assistant in as little
as 8 weeks.
Call (800) 339-5145 for more
information or visit
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We can treat it
without CPAP!
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sleep apnea screening
Millbrae Dental
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Bruce Maltz, M.D.
Carie Chui, M.D.
Allura Skin & Laser Center, Inc.
280 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo
(650) 344-1121
Eric L. Barrett,
Barrett Insurance Services
CA. Insurance License #0737226
Personal & Professional Service
(650) 854-8963
Bay Area Health Insurance Marketing
CA License 0C60215
a Diamond Certified Company
All major carriers
Collins Insurance
Serving the Peninsula
since 1981
Ron Collins
Lic. #0611437
Competitive prices and best service to
meet your insurance needs
* All personal insurance policies
* All commercial insurance policies
* Employee benefit packages
1091 Industrial Rd #270, San Carlos
Lic: #OG 17832
est. 1979
We Buy
Coins, Jewelry,
Watches, Platinum,
& Diamonds.
Expert fine watch
& jewelry repair.
Deal with experts.
1211 Burlingame Ave.
(650) 347-7007
Legal Services
Non-Attorney document
preparation: Divorce,
Pre-Nup, Adoption, Living Trust,
Conservatorship, Probate,
Notary Public. Response to
Lawsuits: Credit Card
Issues, Breach of Contract
Jeri Blatt, LDA #11
Registered & Bonded
"I am not an attorney. I can only
provide self help services at your
specific direction."
Are you age 62+ & own your
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brochure or quote
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Massage Therapy
$45 per Hour
Present ad for special price
Open 7 days, 10 am -10 pm
633 Veterans Blvd., #C
Redwood City
$40 for 1/2 hour
Angel Spa
667 El Camino Real, Redwood City
7 days a week, 9:30am-9:30pm
Massage Therapy
851 Cherry Ave. #29, San Bruno
in Bayhill Shopping Center
Open 7 Days 10:30am- 10:30pm
650. 737. 0788
Foot Massage $19.99/hr
Free Sauna (with this Ad)
Body Massage $39.99/hr
Hot StoneMassage $49.99/hr
in our luxury bath house
Water Lounge Day Spa
2500 S. El Camino
San Mateo
Real Estate Loans
We Fund Bank Turndowns!
Direct Private Lender
Homes • Multi-family •
Mixed-Use • Commercial
FICO Credit Score Not a Factor
Investors welcome
Loan servicing since 1979
Wachter Investments, Inc.
Real Estate Broker #746683
Nationwide Mortgage
Licensing System ID #348268
CA Dept. of Real Estate
Real Estate Services
VIP can help you with all of your
real estate needs:
Consultation and advice are free
Where every client is a VIP
864 Laurel St #200 San Carlos
DRE LIC# 1254368
Cypress Lawn
1370 El Camino Real
24-hour Assisted Living
Care located in
Mills Estate Villa
Burlingame Villa
- Short Term Stays
- Dementia & Alzheimers
- Hospice Care
Best Kept Secret in Town !
Independent Living, Assisted Living
and Skilled Nursing Care.
Daily Tours/Complimentary Lunch
900 Sixth Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-7750
Cruises • Land & Family vacations
Personalized & Experienced
Travel Service
Family Owned & Operated
Since 1939
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